Archive for the ‘Squires Obituaries’ Category

Mary Jane Gingrich

Saturday, November 3rd, 2012

Bay City, Michigan


Mary Jane went home to be with her heavenly Father Saturday, November 03, 2012 at the Carriage House of Bay City, age 85.  She was born May 7, 1927 in Hampton Township to the late Archibald and Lillian (Carlson) McDonald.  She married Orlin E. Gingrich in 1947; he survives her.  Mary Jane retired from Saginaw Valley State College Library after several years of dedicated service.  She was a member of First Baptist Church, Bay City and enjoyed camping, working in her yard and spending time outdoors.

Surviving besides her husband Orlin is five children: Carol (Ray) Dolinski, James (Rose Ann), Eugene (Sherry), Byron (Jenny) and Kayla Gingrich, ten grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren and one brother in-law, Veron (Lenora) Gingrich.

Mary Jane’s wish was to have her body donated to the University of Michigan Medical School.  No visitation will be held for Mary Jane.  Her family will have a private service at a later date.  Those who would like to express their sympathy may wish to consider a memorial to a charity of their choice in Mary Jane’s name.

Dorothy L. Dull (Phillips)

Sunday, October 21st, 2012

Bay City, Michigan

Dorothy went home to be with her Lord Saturday, October 20, 2012 with her family by her side, age 90. She was born October 28, 1921 in Mt. Morris, MI to the late Frank and Mary J. (Piotrowski) Stark. Dorothy married Milton L. Phillips on June 6, 1942 in Las Vegas, Nevada where he was stationed in the US Army; he predeceased her on April 7, 1976. She later married Lewis Clayton Dull on September 8, 1978; he predeceased her on May 24, 2002. Dorothy graduated from the Bay City School of Cosmetology in 1941 and operated Dorothy’s Beauty Shop at her home. She was a member of St. Mary’s of the Assumption Parish and St. Mary’s Altar Society. Dorothy was a charter member of Catholics United for the Faith, the Eucharistic Chapel at St. Joseph Church, the Daughters of Isabella and Right to Life.
Surviving is one daughter, Kayleen Phillips, five grandchildren: Brandie (Dave) Weiler, Jasen Lumsden, Andrew (Danielle) Lumsden, Geromy Lumsden and Daniel Glenn Madigan all of Bay City, ten great grandchildren: Nikolas, Braden, Aaliyah, Adam, Lucas, Kiley, Ashlynn, Jazmyn, Max and Kaitlynn, three step-sons: George (Terri) Dull, Indiana, David (Sally) Dull, Oregon, and Thomas (Nahid) Dull, California, one step-daughter, Linda DeLorme, Florida, three sisters: Helen Neimiec, Ann (Gerald) Wrzesinski and Rita Gray all of Auburn, one brother, Norbert (Judy) Stark, Linwood, many nieces, nephews, dear friends and her puppies, Bruiser and Sasha. Dorothy was predeceased by one brother, Victor (Helen) Stark, and two brother in-laws: Joseph Niemic and Robert Gray.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 11:00am at St. Mary’s of the Assumption Church. Fr. Craig Albrecht will celebrate Mass and private interment will be in St. Patrick Cemetery. Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Tuesday from 2:00 to 8:00pm and at church on Wednesday after 10:00am. A Parish Vigil Service for Dorothy will be held Tuesday at 6:00pm at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to “Family Wishes.”
Dorothy’s daughter and family would like to express their sincere thanks to the amazing staff of Southern Care Hospice, most especially, Joseph, Randy, Bridgette, Jessica and Teresa for their tender hearts and gentle hands caring for our mom and grandmother.

Peyton C. Schaefer

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

Essexville, Michigan


Peyton passed away Tuesday, October 16, 2012 due to an automobile accident, age 19.  He was born November 10, 1992 in Bay City and attended Pilgrim Lutheran Church.  Peyton was an avid outdoorsmen, he loved bow hunting, fishing, turkey hunting and country music.  He often had several good stories to tell and made sure you stayed to listen.

Surviving are his parents, Karen and Rocky Lask, one brother, Joshua (fiancé, Jenny) Schaefer, one sister, Amber Lask, two nephews: Logan and Jacob Schaefer, his grandparents: Alfred and Madilyn Schaefer, Frank and Donna Lask, many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.  Peyton was predeceased by his grandmother, Judith Lask.

The Funeral Service will be held Friday, October 19, 2012 at 11:00am at Pilgrim Lutheran Church, Essexville.  Rev. Carl F. Trosien will officiate and interment will follow in Elm Lawn Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Thursday from 3:00 to 8:00pm and at church on Friday after 10:00am.  Those planning an expression on sympathy may wish to consider memorials to “Family Wishes.”

Yvonne M. Kloska (Loney)

Monday, October 15th, 2012


Yvonne passed away suddenly Friday October 12, 2012 at the McLaren Bay Region age 54.  She was  born December 7, 1957 in Bay City to the late Casimer & Sally (Fagen) Klimaszewski.  Yvonne worked at Hooligan’s Food & Spirits for many years.  She loved spending time with her grandchildren and enjoyed bowling, golfing and cooking.

Surviving is a daughter; Andrea Loney, three grandchildren; Derrick, Omar and Olivia Mason.  Also surviving is five sisters; Mary (Dennis) Greenwood, Kathy Greenhoe, Peggy (Rick) LaClair, Michelle Klimaszewski, Bridget (Scott) Richardson and many nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by a sister: Darlene Klimaszewski and an infant brother.

Funeral service will take place Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. from the Squires Funeral Home.  Pastor Joe Atchinson will officiate.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Wednesday from 2 – 8 p.m. and on Thursday after 9:00 a.m.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider family wishes.

Patricia O’Connor

Saturday, October 6th, 2012


Patricia O’Connor passed away Friday October 5, 2012 at her home at Sheffield Place surrounded by her family, age 93 years.  Daughter of the late Henry & Nellie (McNally) Pashak she was born March 21, 1919 in Detroit.  She married Raymond D. O’Connor November 12, 1949 in St. Joseph Church of Bay City.  He predeceased her September 15, 2002.  Patricia was a Registered Medical Records Librarian at Henry Ford and Grace Hospital of Detroit and Mercy Hospital in Bay City.  She graduated from St. Joseph High School of Bay City in 1937 as Valedictorian.  Patricia was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Church, St. Martha Circle, Legion of Mary, past President of the Altar Society and the League of Catholic Women and Men. She also served on the Administration Committee at church and was a member of the St. Vincent DePaul Society.

Surviving are six children: Ann O’Connor & her husband Edward Cullen Jr. of Oakland, CA., Mary O’Connor of Bay City, Alice (Randy) Smith of Midland, Grace O’Connor of Bay City, Joseph O’Connor of N.Hollywood, CA., Paul (Susan) O’Connor of Midland, eight grandchildren: Christopher Smith & his fiancé Jessica Livengood, Erin O’Connor & her fiancée James Seguin, Alan, Katharine, Grace Ann, Brendan, Thomas & Clair O’Connor and one great-grandson: Nathaniel “Nate” Smith.  Also surviving are two sisters and a brother: Mary Lucille Thiel, Cecelia Doan, Paul (Janet) Pashak, four sister’s in-law: Marie Pashak, Trinidad Pashak, LuAnn O’Connor, Yvonne O’Connor, one brother in-law: Daniel & Bernita “Bea” O’Connor and many nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by a daughter: Agnes O’Connor, six brothers: Henry, James, Vincent, Denis, Jerome & Fr. Lawrence Pashak, one sister: Henrietta Wurdock, three brothers in-law and a sister in-law; Joseph (Odetta) O’Connor, Theresa (Lloyd) Pajot, Vincent O’Connor and Lloyd O’Connor.

The family would like to thank the staff at Sheffield Bay and McLaren Hospice for the wonderful care they provided to Patricia.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary of the Assumption Church on Tuesday October 9, 2012 at 10:00 a.m.  Concelebrating will be Rev. Fr. Craig L. Albrecht and Patrick C. O’Connor with private burial in Calvary Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Monday from 2 – 8 p.m. and at the church on Tuesday after 9:00 a.m.  There will be parish vigil service for Patricia at 7:00 p.m. Monday.  In lieu of flowers those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider St. Vincent DePaul Society or St. Mary’s Roof Project Fund.

The Rev. Terry Parsons

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

The Reverend Terry Parsons departed this world early on the morning of October 3, 2012 in Bay City, Michigan. Born in Berea, Kentucky on September 22, 1947 to two loving parents, she was later joined by younger sister Elise and younger brother Ray. She gave birth to two devoted sons, Chris and Brian, who delighted in the love she shared and the adventurous, open spirit she passed on to them. Terry delighted in her grandchildren, Erin, Leia and Miles.

Terry spent more than a decade of lay service to the Episcopal Church in New York. While there, she completed her masters in divinity. In August of 2011, she was blessed to be given a position at St. Albans in Bay City. It was for her the completion of a long journey and the realization of her life’s ambition: to offer her leadership to a church.

Terry leaves behind her mother, Edna Parsons, her brother and sister-in-law Ray and Julie Parsons, her brother-in-law John Lackey, her son and daughter-in-law Chris and Melissa Fannin and her grandchild Erin Fannin, her son and daughter-in-law Brian and Inessa Fannin and her grandchildren Leia and Miles Fannin. She also leaves behind dozens of other close family members, many associates in the Episcopal Church and countless friends throughout the country.

Terry joins her father Alton Parsons and her sister Elise Parsons Lackey.

Memorial service will take place Friday October 5, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. from St. Albans Episcopal Church.  The Rev. Judith Boli will officiate.  In lieu of flowers those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider St. Albans Episcopal Church.