Archive for the ‘Squires Obituaries’ Category

George J. Anthony

Saturday, March 12th, 2011

Bay City, Michigan


George J. Anthony passed away peacefully at his home on Friday March 11, 2011 at the age of 86.  Son of the late Ferris & Agnes (Jahjah) Anthony he was born May 15, 1924 in Bay City.  He married the former Frances R. Lamkin November 8, 1947 in St. James Church and have celebrated over 63 years of marriage she survives him.  George was in the U.S. Army during WWII and served in New Guinea, Bismarch Archipelago and Southern Philippines.  He retired from DeShano Home Building.  George was a member of Visitation Church and was an usher for over 63 years.  He was a member of the League of Catholic Women and Men, Past Commander of the D.A.V. Chapter #9, member of the V.F.W. Post # 6950, American Legion Post # 18, P.L.A.V. Post # 162, AMVETS #22 and the National Order of Trench Rats.  George was the 1st recipient of the Veteran of the Year Award; he volunteered at the V.A. Hospital in Saginaw for over 27 years, was an officer of the Veteran’s Council of Bay County and was very proud to serve on the Honor Guard for the Bay County Veteran’s Council for funerals where he folded many flags.  George also, helped organize and run the Tuesday night bingo at the DAV Chapter #9 for over 20 years.


Surviving besides his wife Frances, he leaves a daughter: Margaret Anthony of Grand Blanc, seven grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren and one great-great grandson.  Also surviving is a daughter in-law; Virginia Anthony of Lapeer, two sisters: Virginia (Bill) King, Sr. Margaret Marie, S.C., a sister in-law; Theresa Anthony and many nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by two sons and a daughter in-law; Thomas (Judy) Anthony, Joseph Anthony, five brothers and two sisters; Tony (Helen), Webster (Bernice), Joseph (Albina), Raymond (Ethel), Virgil, Victoria and Frieda Anthony.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday March 14, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at Visitation Church.  Concelebrating will be Fr. Steve J. Fillion and Fr. George Serour and interment will follow in St. Patrick Cemetery, under the auspices of the Bay County Veteran’s Council.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Sunday from 2 to 8 p.m. and at the church on Monday after 9:00 a.m.  Members of the DAV Chapter #9 will have a prayer service at 5:00pm, followed later by the P.L.A.V. and the VFW Post 6950 at 6:45 p.m. Sunday.  A Parish Vigil Service for George will also take place at 7:00 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Visitation Church.

Graciela Moreno

Saturday, March 5th, 2011


Bay City, Michigan

 Graciela Moreno age 38 passed away Friday Morning March 4, 2011 at Brian’s House in the arms of her daughter.  She was born February 20, 1973 in Levelland Texas. Graciela worked for the U.S.D.A. in the Department of Natural Resources Conservation Service in Bay City.

 Surviving are two children; Allister & Gabriela Moreno, her mother; Antonia Gabaldon, two brothers and a sister; Santos (Velma) Moreno, Carlos (Rashanda) Moreno and Corina (Michael) Briseno.

 Funeral and committal service will take place Tuesday March 8, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. from the Squires Funeral Home.  Pastor Joe Atchinson Chaplain of Brian’s House will officiate.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Monday from 4 – 8 p.m. and on Tuesday after 10:00 a.m.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider family wishes.

Donna Lee Grauherr

Monday, February 28th, 2011

GrauherrBay City, Michigan


     Donna went home to be with her Lord Sunday, February 27, 2011 at Bay Regional Medical Center, age 49.  She was born October 25, 1961 in Saginaw to the late Joseph P. and Susan M. (Stachowski) Grauherr.  Donna was employed with Admiral Gas Station on Euclid and Thomas Streets for many years as a cashier and was a faithful member of Calvary Worship Center.  She enjoyed reading and volunteered for Relay For Life with the American Cancer Society.  Donna was also an avid Michigan State University fan; “Go Green Go White.”

     Surviving are five sisters and brothers: Joann (Phillip) Wazdrag, Geraldine Biermaker, Patrick M. Grauherr, Mitchell (Casey) Broom, and Penney Grauherr, five nieces and nephews: Allison, Ashley and Patrick Grauherr, Hannah and Connor Broom, special family; Florence Grauherr, Richard Grauherr and Donna’s step-parents, Melvin and Diane Broom.

     The Funeral Service will be held Thursday, March 3, 2011 at 6:00pm at Squires Funeral Home.  Pastor Dana Simmons will officiate and private family interment will be in St. Patrick Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 1:00 to 6:00pm.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the American Cancer Society.

Myrtle L. Serour

Saturday, February 26th, 2011

Bay City, Michigan


     It is so befitting that Myrtle passed away on February 26th; this is the date that the band of love 62 years ago in St. James Church was formed between John and Myrtle.  They are now once again back together for all eternity.  John predeceased Myrtle on December 1, 2008.  “Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad, We Love and Miss you both so very much.”

   Myrtle was born November 7, 1929 in Bay City to the late John and Theresa (Garrow) Zawacki.  Myrtle was a faithful and devoted member of Visitation Catholic Church.

     Surviving is her four children: Debra (Garry) Harris, Denise (Richard) Buczkowski, Michael (Carole) Serour and Donna (Abe) Serrano, eight grandchildren: Daniel Harris, Shannon (Randy) Bowman, Erik Buczkowski, Mike Serour, Jennifer Serour, Melissa, Andrew, and Devin Serrano, three step-grandchildren: Jason (Tyannia) Beckers, Eric (Tiffany) Beckers, Jaclynn Beckers, and six great grandchildren.  Myrtle was predeceased by two grandsons: Brian Serrano and Rick Malusi, two brothers: Jack and William Zawacki and one sister, Virginia Baringer.

     The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, March 3, 2011 at 10:00am at Visitation Catholic Church.  Fr. George Serour and Fr. Stephen Fillion will concelebrate Mass and interment will follow in Floral Gardens Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Wednesday, March 2, 2011 from 2:00 to 8:00pm and at church on Thursday after 9:00am.  A Parish Vigil Service for Myrtle will be held Wednesday at 7:00pm.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Visitation Catholic Church.

     The Serour family would like to thank all the staff at Bay Special Care Hospital for their exceptional and compassionate care they gave mom and her entire family.

Lorraine K. Hesse

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

Bay City, Michigan

 Mrs. Hesse passed away Saturday February 19, 2011 at Bay Regional Medical Center age 67 years.  Daughter of the late Michael & Beatrice (Stanik) Tupica she was born June 26, 1943 in Alma, Michigan.

 Surviving are two children; Renee Boseman, Joe Hesse, five grandchildren; Kayla, Brittney, Nikita, Jade, Jenna, two great-grandchildren; Aiden & Callen and her extended family Ann Hill and Jessica Graves.  She was predeceased by a son; Michael Hesse.

 Cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation at the funeral home

Diana C. Wells-Grauherr

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

Bay City, Michigan


     Diana passed away Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at Bay Regional Medical Center, age 55.  The daughter of Herbert C. and Jean (Perkins) Wells, Diana was born September 27, 1955 in Bay City.  She married John R. Grauherr and he predeceased her in 1994.  She was a member of First Pentecostal Church, church choir and Sunday school teacher.  Diana loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.  She enjoyed fishing, camping, computer networking, art and crafts.

     Surviving are three children: Debra A. Neveau, Florence I. White, and Gary Grauherr, two step-children: Richard Grauherr and Deborah Bloodsaw, eight great grandchildren, her father, Herbert Wells, three sisters: Gloria Wells, Pamela Berg and Sandy Wells-Peterson, several nieces and nephews.  Diana was predeceased by her son, David Wells and her mother, Jean Wells.

     The Funeral Service will be held Thursday, February 24, 2011 at 1:00pm at First Pentecostal Church, 2884 E. North Union Road Bay City, MI 48706.  Pastor Michael Wood will officiate.  Friends may call at the church only on Thursday from 11:00am until the time of service.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to “Family Wishes.”