Archive for the ‘Squires Obituaries’ Category

Evelyn L. Sharrow

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

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Evelyn L Sharrow was called Home by her Heavenly Father and reunited with her loving husband Gerald on Monday, February 20, 2017.  She passed away peacefully with her family by her side at McLaren Bay Region, age 82.  Evelyn was born to the late Herman and Dorothy (McBride) Ayala on May 7, 1934.  She married Gerald D. Sharrow in Visitation Catholic Church on October 20, 1956.  Together they were blessed with 41 years of marriage and four loving children before he preceded her in death on December 16, 1997.

Evelyn was an avid bowler.  She worked many years as a bowling instructor for Eastland Lanes and coached countless junior bowling leagues. She looked forward to the National Bowling Tournaments every year.  Evelyn was also a talented and skilled cake decorator.  She was the first decorator for IGA and worked there ten years before retiring.

Surviving family members include her children: Jerry (Cathy Wazbinski) Sharrow, Kathy (Bill) O’Neil, Patti (Jim) Matuszewski, and David Sharrow; grandchildren: Kelsie (Noel), Andrew (Stacey), Zack (Alexandra), Hannah, Marissa Sharrow, and Stephen O’Neil; three great-grandchildren and one brother, Frank Ayala.  Besides her husband and her parents, Evelyn was preceded in death by her brothers and sisters-in-law: George (Janet), Roy (Marge) and Joe Ayala; and her sisters and brothers-in-law: Ann (Pete) Casper and Mary (Court) Klopp.

A Funeral Service for Evelyn will take place at Squires Funeral Home on Friday, February 24, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.  Deacon Stanley Kuczynski will preside with burial in St. Patrick’s Cemetery.  Visiting hours with the family will be Thursday, February 23, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and again on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.  Those wishing to make an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the wishes of the family.  Evelyn’s family would like to especially thank the caring staff of Red Oaks AFC Home and Dr. Mohamed Ali, MD and the staff of McLaren Bay.  

William J. Robinson

Saturday, February 18th, 2017

Bay City, Michigan

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William J. Robinson, age 78, passed away peacefully at McLaren Bay Region with his family at his side on the evening of February 17, 2017.  He was born in Saginaw, MI on February 11, 1939 to the late Maurice and Marie Ann (Hoffman) Robinson.  William honorably served his country in the United States Army, 101st Airborne Division from 1958-1960 and later retired from the U.S. Army after 23 years of dedicated service.  He was a member of the former St. Maria Goretti Church, and a lifetime member of the VFW and the American Legion. William also volunteered for Bay Regional Medical Center as a Hospice Volunteer.  William will be most remembered for his generous and giving heart.  He truly spent his whole life serving others.

Surviving family members include nephews: Ernie (Traci) Kidd, Eric (Kristin) and Mark (Linda) Robinson; nieces: Vicky Taylor, Barbara Taylor-Payne, and Julie Robinson; great-nephews: Dustin Kidd, Timothy J. (Monica) Cohee, Tyler Cohee, and Trevor Cohee; great-nieces Kaylyn Ellis, Gabb Taylor and Vanna Taylor; a sister-in-law: Betty Robinson.  Besides his parents, William was also preceded in death by his brother M. James Robinson and twin sister Katherine Robinson-Kidd.

The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at St. Catherine of Sienna Parish – St. Vincent DePaul Church, Bay City, MI.  Rev. Joe Miller will preside with private interment in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Chapel on Monday February 20, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and at the church on Tuesday after 9:00 a.m.  Military Honors will take place on Monday at 4:00 p.m. at Squires Funeral Home under the auspices of the Bay County Veteran’s Association. There will be a Parish Vigil Service for William on Monday at 7:00 p.m.   In lieu of floral tributes, memorial contributions may be made to the Bay County Veteran’s Association. The family would like to acknowledge and thank the staff of Hampton Manor for their loving, kind and compassionate care towards William.

Donald C. Scherzer

Monday, February 13th, 2017

Bay City, Michigan

Scherzer Obit picOur beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend passed away Sunday, February 12, 2017 at home with his family by his side, age 71.  Don was born April 16, 1945 in Bay City to the late Walter and Gertrude (Moore) Scherzer, Sr.  He married Dorothy A. “Dee” Jezowski on July 16, 1999 and she survives him.  Don was a veteran and served his country with the US Army during the Vietnam Era.  He was a lineman for over 30 years with Electrical Union Local #876 and loved to golf every Tuesday morning on a league at Maple Leaf.  Don also enjoyed deer hunting with his brother Roger, fishing and football.

Surviving besides his wife, Dee,  are his children: Bruce Scherzer, Aimee Augustus, Amy (Joe) Tacey, Stacy (Turk) Deary, Matt (Cody) Wisniewski, ten grandchildren: Donnie, Megan, Skylar, Jonha, Jordan, Kayla, Destiney, Josephine, Lee III and Emily, two brothers, Roger (Jennifer) Scherzer and Gary (Jill) Scherzer and a sister in-law Sue Parker.  Don was predeceased by two brothers, Walter and Bill Scherzer.

The Funeral Service and Military Honors, under the auspices of the Bay County Veterans Council will be held Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 12:30 pm at Squires Funeral Home.  Pastor Joe Atchinson will officiate.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 10:30 am until the time of service.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to McLaren Hospice or the Bay County Veterans Council.

Gary D. Sylvester

Monday, February 6th, 2017

Bay City, Michigan


sylvestergaryphotoforobit807Gary D. Sylvester (Ompa), age 68, passed away February 6, 2017 at University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor. He was born July 28, 1948, to Albert D. Sylvester and Wilma P. (Chamberlain) Sylvester. On July 13, 1968, he married his high school sweetheart, Sherry L. Seidenstucker. They have been blessed with three children: Catherine (Russett) Rothfuss, Gary Sylvester Jr., and Amy (Kevin) Kibbe along with their seven grandchildren: Caleb, Mackenzie and Emily Rothfuss, Megan, Camryn, Lola and Jessica Kibbe.

Gary served his country from 1967-1970 in the United States Army. After serving in the Army, Gary went to work at General Motors as an auto worker. He retired from Delphi in 2000.

In recent years, Gary and Sherry have enjoyed stamp collecting, and frequenting estate sales. They have also been active in the lives of their grandchildren, attending their sporting events, concerts, and other activities. He is a member at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church on Alp Street in Bay City.

Gary is survived by his wife, children and grandchildren, as well as his sister Donna. He was predeceased by his parents. Sherry and her family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at both McLaren Bay Region and U of M Hospitals. A special thanks to the Survival Flight crew as well as the nursing staff of the Critical Care Medical Unit in Ann Arbor for the extraordinary care they had shown Gary and his family. The Funeral Service will be held Friday, February 10, 2017 at 11:00 am at St. John Lutheran Church, 706 W. Jane Street, Bay City, 48706.  Rev. Paul E. Schaewe will officiate and private interment will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery, under the auspices of the Bay County Veterans Council.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Thursday from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. and at the church on Friday after 10:00 a.m.  Those planning and expression of sympathy are asked to consider family wishes. 


Eugene M. Rabadue

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

Kawkawlin, Michigan


rabidue-photo066Eugene Rabadue passed away on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family at the age of 76.  He was born June 20, 1940 in Bay City to the late Roy M. and Celia P. (Cole) Rabadue.  Gene married the former Lynda A. Walker on June 24, 1961 in St. Mary’s of the Assumption Church and she survives him.  He previously worked at DeFoe Ship Yard, Prestolite for 21 years, York Electric for 3 years and late retired from Northern Tube after 16 years of service.  Gene enjoyed taking drives in his motor homes, woodworking, taking pictures and videos, playing cards and taking care of his roses.  Gene was a very hard working conscientious man who could master anything he set his mind to.  Family especially his grandchildren always came first for Gene.  Surviving besides his wife Lynda, he leaves four sons, Roy M. (Nancy), William J. (Vicky), Eugene M. Jr., and Michael J. Rabadue; seven grandchildren, Stephanie K., Dustin J., Joseph M.Rabadue, Charlette R. (Tyler) Doyle, Chelsea M., Casey D., Jacob M. Rabadue; and five great grandchildren, Alexia R. and Dylan T. Horton, Cecelia R. and Tyler J. Jr. Doyle and Phoenixx C. Rabadue.  Also surviving are two brothers and one sister, Robert M. (Sandi) Rabadue, Gerry L. Rabadue, Patricia (Gaylord) Maxwell and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral Service will take place on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. from the Squires Funeral Home.  Linda Studniarz will officiate with burial in Heavenly Rest Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Friday from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. and on Saturday after 10:00 a.m.   Those planning and expression of sympathy are asked to consider family wishes.


Robert Joseph Davidson, Jr. “Joe”

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

Essexville, Michigan

(formerly of Bay City)


Our beloved father, grandfather and friend passed away peacefully Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at McLaren Bay Region, age 64.  Robert was born October 23, 1952 in Bay City to the late Robert J. and Virginia (Wheeler) Davidson, Sr.  He was employed with Monitor Sugar for several years and later retired as a truck driver for Dunkin Donuts.  Robert enjoyed fishing and trying his luck at casinos.  He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren which will forever have wonderful memories to hold in their hearts of happy times and stories he shared.

Surviving is one son Robert J. (Ashley) Davidson III, his mother Dawn Davidson, two beautiful grandchildren, Riliegh and Cameron Davidson and a special friend and brother in-law Ray Klopp.

Per Robert’s wishes cremation will take place.  No visitation or services are scheduled at this time.