Archive for the ‘Squires Obituaries’ Category

John Edwin Raymond Jr.

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

John E. Raymond Jr. passed away Wednesday October 8, 2014 at Covenant Health Care-Cooper age 78 years.  He was born July 5, 1936 in Princess Anne, Maryland to the late John E. Jr. and Alma Jean (Lee) Raymond.  He married the former Virginia F. Long April 23, 1953 and she survives him.  John served his country in the U.S. Army and worked at WBOC Television Station in Salisbury, MD. for many years before retiring.


Surviving besides his wife Virginia he leaves four children; Brenda (Michael) Ventura, Lisa (Andrew) Laymon, Joan (Donald) Gilboy, Jocelyn (Jeff) Disharoon, five grandchildren; Michael Ventura, Corin (Ernest) Spencer, Cory Ventura, April Baker and Lauralee Vigeant.  Also surviving are two brothers; Terry (Janice) Raymond and Ralph (Sherrie) Raymond.


Funeral Service will take place at a later time with the Hinman Funeral Home – 11673 Somerset Ave. Princess Anne, MD.  21853


Local arrangement are in care of the Squires Funeral Home

Bonnie A. Biskner

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

Bay City, Michigan


biskner3Bonnie passed away Monday, October 6, 2014 at her residence, age 63.  The daughter of Charles A. and Laura (Arnold) Bassett she was born in Bay City on August 28, 1951 and lived here all her life.  She married Ronney L. Biskner, Sr. on October 2, 1991 and he survives her.  Bonnie was devoted to her catholic faith and enjoyed hunting with Ronney, cooking and the outdoors.  She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend to all who knew her.

Surviving besides her husband Ron; is her son, Donny Wilcox, four step-children: Ron (fiancé, April) Biskner, Jr., Brian (Jenny) Biskner, Stacey Biskner and Ken (Patti) Biskner, several grandchildren, many great grandchildren, her mother, Laura Bassett, three brothers: Charles (Mary) Bassett, Danny (Ruth) Bassett and Russell (Dawn) Bassett, one sister, Linda (Kenny) Prieur, many nieces and nephews.  Bonnie was predeceased by her daughter, Tina Garcia and her father, Charles A. Bassett.

The Funeral Service will be held Friday, October 10, 2014 at 2:00pm at the Squires Funeral Home.  Nancy Rivet will officiate and interment will follow in Floral Gardens Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 12:00 to 2:00pm.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to “Family Wishes.”

Glen M. Bennett

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

bennett-photo016Glen Bennett age 48 passed away Thursday September 18, 2014 at McLaren Bay Region.  He was born February 17, 1966 in Saginaw.  Glen was an avid outdooresman who enjoyed fishing, hunting and snowmobiling.

Surviving are two children; Nathan J. Bennett and Haleigh A. Bennett, his mother Dorothy (Good) O’Harris, his father Kenneth (Judy) Bennett and his step-father Paul O’Harris.  Also surviving is a brother and sister; Kenneth Jr. (Sharon) Bennett, Dawn Miller and her fiancé Samuel Moore, a step-brother and step-sister; Mike Ferrante and Kim Chinnery.  He was predeceased by a step-brother Paul Ferrante.

Funeral Service will take place Monday September 22, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. from the Squires Funeral Home.  Nancy Rivet will officiate with private burial in Oakridge Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Monday from 3 – 7 P.M.  In lieu of flowers those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider family wishes.

Robert N. Neff

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

Neff-photo738Robert N. Neff age 88 years passed away Monday September 15, 2014 at McLaren Bay Region.  He was born July 2, 1926 in Cass City, Indiana to the late Daniel C. and Vanetta (Conrad) Neff.  Bob married Francetta M. Buhl November 23, 1946 and has celebrated over 67 years of marriage, she survives him.  Mr. Neff served in the U.S. Navy and worked for Pontiac Motor Corporation for over 40 years before retiring in 1986.  After his retirement Bob and Fran moved to Florida, where they were members of Faith Lutheran Church in Homosassa FL.  He enjoyed fishing and reading.

Surviving besides his wife Francetta he leaves three children; Linda L. (Gerald) Yanna, Robert L. Neff, Patrick S. (Debra) Neff, nine grandchildren; James (Teresa) Bailey, Jeffrey Bailey, Jeremy Bailey, Jamie Schoen, Ethan, Abagail, Kyla, Trevor, Angel Neff and nine great-grandchilden.  Also surviving are four brothers and a sister; Paul (Margaret) Neff, Marvin (Swal) Neff, Warren (Vonna) Neff, Dean Neff, Shirley (Edward) Hockey, two sister’s in-law; Elaine and Rose Neff, a brother in-law, Gerald Galuszka and many nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by two brothers; Raymond and Gerald and two sisters; Georgia Ryan and Carolyn Galuszka.

The Funeral Service will take place Monday, September 22, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at the Squires Funeral Home.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Sunday from 2 – 8 P.M. and on Monday after 10:00 A.M.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider family wishes.

Robert Alan Portwood

Monday, September 15th, 2014

portwood-photo737Robert A. Portwood passed away suddenly Sunday morning September 14, 2014 at the McLaren Bay Region age 65 years.  He was born December 20, 1948 in Bay City to the late Ralph E. and Iva (Rooker) Portwood.  Bob worked at Bay City Powertrain for many years.  He enjoyed riding his motorcycle, fishing and boating.  Bob had a very special place in his heart for his dog Katie.


Surviving are two children; Laurie (David) McNally, Robert Alan II. (Stephanie) Portwood, four grandchildren; Amanda, David & Jeremy McNally, Austin Thomas Portwood, his loving partner, Linda M. Portwood, two sisters; Susan Portwood and Linda (Rich) Reno.  Also surviving are nieces and nephew; Jeffrey Reno, Gregory (Angi) Reno, Amy Jammer, Michelle (Shane) Couturier and several other nieces and nephews.  Bob leaves two special friends; Jack Richardson and James Borieo.  He was predeceased by a brother, Ralph Lee Portwood.


Funeral and committal service will take place Wednesday September 17, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. from the Squires Funeral Home.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Monday from 6 – 8 p.m. on Tuesday from 2 – 8 p.m. and on Wednesday after 10:00 a.m.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider family wishes.

David M. Morey

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

moreyiphoto012David passed away Tuesday September 9, 2014 at Covenant Health Care – Cooper surrounded by his family age 49 years.  He was born April 6, 1965 in Midland, Michigan.  Dave married the former Sharon A. Light August 5, 1997 and she survives him.  He served in the U.S. Navy and had worked for Euclid Industries.  Dave loved to fish, listened to music and was an avid Detroit Red Wings fan.

Surviving besides his wife Sharon, he leaves a son, Joshua (Courtney) Hardt and a granddaughter, Quinn Hardt, Also surviving is his parents, Clayton and Linda (Rowen) Morey, one brother and a sister; Michael Morey and Katherine (David) Rivette.

A celebration of David’s life will take place Saturday September 20, 2014 from 4 – 8 P.M. at the Big Ugly Fish (1418 State St. Saginaw.)  There will be no visitation at the funeral home.