Gerald “Jerry” Collins

COLLINS, Gerald A. “Jerry” – Of Fenton, age 75, died Saturday, November 9, 2019 at his residence.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, November 15, 2019 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton Street, Davison, Reverend Father Andrew A. Czajkowski officiating.

Cremation will take place following the Mass.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Visitation 3-8 p.m. Wednesday and 12-3 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the Swartz Funeral Home, 1225 West Hill Road.

A Rosary will be prayed at 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Mr. Collins will be at the church from 10 a.m. Friday until the time of the Mass.

Jerry was born in New Kensington, PA on February 7, 1944, the son of the late James and Gladys (Ferrier) Collins.

On September 3, 1966 he married Mary Bea Yahr in Flint.He graduated from GMI in 1967.

Mr. Collins was employed by GM for 37 years, retiring in 1999, allowing him to live a very active hiking life; visited all 50 states and capitols. He toured all but two of the present baseball stadiums and all the older stadiums no longer in use or torn down.

Jerry was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Davison.

Surviving are wife, Mary Bea;

sons, John Matthew and wife Deborah, Gerald “Jerry” Christopher and wife Ellen;

grandchildren, Hannah, Elijah and Rebekah Collins, Matthew and Erica Collins;

brother, Ronald and wife Johanna;

niece, Rhonda;

nephew, Jim;

aunt, Helen Collins;

longtime friends, Jerry and Sue Sweeney, Joe and Ginny Pauwels;

special friend, John Breitenbach Sr.

Doris Piper

PIPER, Doris J. (Saari) – of Davison, MI, age 83, passed away Thursday, November 7, 2019. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 9 AM Monday, November 11, 2019 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton Street, Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. Interment immediately following the Mass in St. John Catholic Cemetery. The family will receive visitors 3-8 PM Sunday, November 10, 2019 at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Road, Davison, MI 48423 and 8-9 AM Monday, November 11, 2019 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. A Memorial Service under the auspices of the Daughters of Isabella will be held 6:30 PM Sunday, November 10, 2019 followed by a Rosary at 7 PM Sunday, November 10, 2019 at Allen Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, in memory of Doris.

Doris was born in Negaunee, MI on December 16, 1935, daughter of the late Jalmer and Martha Saari. She married Justin Piper on December 29, 1956 and he preceded her in death on December 26, 2015. Doris was employed as a Registered Nurse for Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, MI, the former St. Mary Hospital in Livonia, MI and St. Joseph Hospital in Mt. Clemens, MI. She volunteered for St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and Hospice in Roscommon, MI. Doris was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Daughters of Isabella, The Martha’s and the Red Hat Society. She also enjoyed knitting, reading, playing cards and she vigorously walked daily.

Doris is survived by her son, John (Julie) Piper; daughter, Amy Salisbury; daughter-in-law, Debra Piper; 8 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Elaine Saari; many other loving family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jalmer and Martha Saari; husband, Justin Piper; son, David Piper; brother, Arvid Saari; sister, Ruth (Edwin) Laituri; 2 sisters-in-law, Theresa Gronczewski and Sylvia Shinska.

Edgar Martin

MARTIN, Edgar “Jack” – of Davison, MI, age 88, passed away Tuesday, November 5, 2019. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 AM Friday, November 8, 2019 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton Street, Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. Entombment immediately following the Mass in St. John Catholic Cemetery. The family will receive visitors 4-8 PM Thursday, November 7, 2019 at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Road, Davison, MI 48423 and 10-11 AM Friday, November 8, 2019 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. A Scripture Service will be held 5 PM Thursday, November 7, 2019 at Allen Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Big Brothers Big Sisters or St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, in Jack’s memory.

Jack was born in Lansing, MI on October 12, 1931, son of the late Edgar and Esther (Drumm) Martin. He married Judith Larrabee on June 25, 1966 and she preceded him in death on December 9, 2006. Jack earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Olivet College in 1957. He then earned a Master of Arts degree from Michigan State University in 1974. For 28 years, Jack was the head of the Art Department at Kearsley High School where he was also the Varsity Golf Coach. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church where he belonged to the Befriender Ministry and the Resurrection Choir. Jack also volunteered at the North End Soup Kitchen. He enjoyed golfing, traveling and spending time with his family and friends.

Jack is survived by 2 daughters, Heather (Steve) Keller and Stacy (Mark) Manuszak; 4 grandchildren, Justin, Kirsten, Mason and Morgan; sister, Suzanne Kovacs; “Little Brother”, David Dutcher; many other loving family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edgar and Esther Martin; his wife, Judith Martin; 2 sisters, Peggy Yarlott and Mary Earl.

Nancy Yuhasz

On November 5, 2019, Nancy (Whiting) Yuhasz was greeted at the pearly gates by the Lord and her sweet husband, Richard, after a short battle with cancer. Nancy was born on January 23, 1943 to Leon and Dorothy (Sites) Whiting in Oxford, MI. She was the oldest of 2 children.

Nancy graduated from North Branch High School, attended beauty school and married Richard on her 19th birthday, after he heard her sing and thought she was an angel. They were happily married for 57 years. They always wanted several children, but were blessed with 2. Their blessings continued as 6 wonderful grandchildren were born. These children were the twinkle of their eyes. Nancy was all about the “people” in her life. Nancy was destined to be a loving daughter, sister,  wife, mother, grandmother and friend to all she met.  Simply,  she loved people. Besides being with her children and grandchildren, she also loved to sing, paint, sew and quilt. She especially loved her little dog, Lacey.  Nancy was the kind of woman who devoted her life to serving others.  She made it her life mission to care for others in many ways, whether it be calling a friend to console them, sending a card or donating to many causes.

Nancy was preceded in death by her parents; two infant sons, David and Michael; and the love of her life, Richard.

Nancy leaves behind her brother, Charles Whiting; her daughters, Mary (Ron Pratt), Ann (Ron Zender); her grandchildren, Jon (Charlie Williams) and Megan YuhaszPratt, Carmen, Autumn, David and Kevin Zender.

Memorials may be directed to McLaren Hospitality House, The American Cancer Society or St. Judes.

Visitation for Nancy will be on Sunday, November 10, 2019, 2:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M. at Blackburn Chapel.  On  Monday, November 11, 2019, Nancy will lie in state at St. John the Evangelist Church in Davison, 11:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M. with Mass of Christain Burial at 12:00 P.M.  Rev. Andrew Czajkowski will be officiating. Nancy will be laid to rest next to husband, Richard, at 3:30 P.M. at West Deerfield Cemetery in Fostoria.

John Uhlmeyer

UHLMEYER, John “Jack” Norbert – of Columbia, SC, formerly of Flint, MI, age 88, left this Earth to be with our Heavenly Father on Friday, November 1, 2019. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 AM Saturday, November 9, 2019 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton Street, Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. John M. Machiorlatti celebrant. Interment, with Military Honors, immediately following the Mass in New Calvary Catholic Cemetery. A Rosary will be prayed 5:30 PM Friday, November 8, 2019 at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Road, Davison, MI 48423. The family will receive visitors 6-8 PM Friday, November 8, 2019 at Allen Funeral Home and 9-10 AM Saturday, November 9, 2019 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church or to the Special Olympics, in Jack’s memory.

Jack was born June 21, 1931, on the longest day of that year (summer solstice) in Flint, MI, son of the late Lewis Joseph and Nancy (Murphy) Uhlmeyer. He was educated at St. Michaels and went on to serve his country proudly as Corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps. During the Korean Conflict, he was awarded the Korean Service Medal, the National Defense Medal and the United Nations Medal. He was a lifelong entrepreneur acquiring his first business, a grocery store, at the age of 17. He owned a cement company, delivered cars for GM to the railway for shipping and owned a highly successful bar, the El Toro Lounge in Flint, MI for 20 years. Jack was a devout Roman Catholic and a dedicated family man. His grandchildren, who called him Papa, described him as a gift from God and the grandfather that everyone deserved. Jack was generous, kind and hardworking, always placing the needs of others before his own. Having lived in Flint, MI, Mesa, AZ and Columbia, SC since 2000, Jack had numerous friends and acquaintances in addition to his large family. He was truly loved and will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

Jack is survived by his former wife, Patricia Ann Debeau; two daughters, April Uhlmeyer Smith (Holcombe) and Dana Uhlmeyer Ryan (Sherman); three grandchildren, John Nash Smith, Joseph Boyd Smith and Marie Isabel Smith; many other loving family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lewis and Nancy Uhlmeyer; wife, Mary Lou Burns; daughter, Ellen Marie Uhlmeyer; three brothers, Patrick Uhlmeyer, James Uhlmeyer and Lewis J. Uhlmeyer, II; four sisters, Rita Uhlmeyer, Mary Enwiller, Margaret Uhlmeyer and Catherine Burley.

William Paul Newlon

NEWLON, William Paul – of Davison, age 74, passed away Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at his residence. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated 10 AM Saturday, November 2, 2019 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 N. Dayton St., Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. The family will receive visitors 4-8 PM Friday, November 1, 2019 at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Rd., Davison, MI 48423.  A Scripture Service will be held at 6 PM on Friday. There will be one hour of visitation prior to the service on Saturday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer SocietyOutreach East, or a charity of one’s choice.

William was born in Flint, MI on March 20, 1945, son of the late William Bryant and Margaret (Odoran) Newlon. He honorably served in the US Army Reserves. William married Kay Arden Chapman on June 14, 1968 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mt. Morris, MI. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Davison since 1970. William retired from Consumers Energy Gas Operations in 2006 after 35 years of service.

William is survived by his wife, Kay Newlon; sons, Brian (Cherry) Newlon, Eric (Jennifer) Newlon; grandchildren, Kristine (Nathan Wood) Newlon, Olivia Newlon, Bryant Newlon, Ryan Newlon and Gavin Newlon; brother, Joseph (Suzanne) Newlon; brothers and sisters-in-law, Douglas (Sherry) Chapman, Mark Chapman, Beth Chapman, Ronald (Karen) Murphy, Aaron (Janice) Wiles, David (Kim) Quinn, Craig (Stacy) Chapman, Donna Newlon, John Trzil and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Stephen Newlon; sisters-in-law, Lorraine Trzil and Corinne Chapman. The family wishes to thank Heart to Heart Hospice staff- Stacy, Ondrea, Lisa, Linda and Paul for their loving and compassionate care.

Helen Ongena

Helen “Nellie” Ongena, 100 years old, of Lapeer, died Monday, October 14, 2019.

Nellie was born February 2, 1919 in Niles, Ohio to Joseph and Helen (Hogan) Mears. She graduated from St. Rose Catholic High School, Detroit, class of 1937. She married Theodore “Ted” Ongena on May 30, 1940 in Detroit, Michigan. Nellie was a lifetime member of Immaculate Conception Church in Lapeer. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother … she often commented that her greatest accomplishment in life were her children and grandchildren. “Making memories” was so very important to her.

Nellie is survived by her children: Judy (Dan) Rice of Lapeer, Kay (Ron) Bauman of Flower Mound, TX, Pat (Judy) Ongena of Dallas, TX and Mike (Jeanette) Ongena of Dewitt; twelve grandchildren; twenty great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild and her brother, Jack (Barbara) Mears. Nellie was also survived by many, many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Ongena was preceded in death by her husband, Ted Ongena in 2014; grandson, Kurt Matthew Bauman; two sisters: Dorothy Aldinger and Virginia Wilson; her parents, Joseph and Margaret Mears and her dear friend Madeline McAllister.

Nellie’s family is very grateful for the loving care provided by Christine & Ed O’Morrow.

Funeral Mass will be held at 3:00PM Friday, October 18, 2019 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 N. Dayton Street, Davison, MI 48423. Father David Parsch will officiate. Nellie’s family will receive friends from 2-3PM at the church the day of the service. Burial will immediately follow at the Mt. Loretto Cemetery, Lapeer.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are encouraged to The Time of Your Life Loving Care, 2145 S. Lapeer Road, Lapeer, MI 48446.

Dale Parker

PARKER, Dale Franklin – of Flint, MI, age 70, passed away Sunday, October 13, 2019 at Covenant Healthcare of Saginaw. A Funeral Mass with Military Honors will be celebrated 11 AM Thursday, October 17, 2019 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 N. Dayton Street, Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. John Machiorlatti celebrant. Cremation will take place following the service with inurnment in Great Lakes National Cemetery at a later date. The family will receive visitors 12–7 PM Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Rd, Davison, MI 48423.  A Rosary will be prayed 5:30 PM Wednesday. There will be one hour of visitation prior to the service on Thursday at the church. Memorial donations may be made to the Disabled American Veterans.

Dale was born in Flint, MI on June 4, 1949. He proudly served in the US Army during the Vietnam War. Dale married Theresa Roman on May 14, 1988. He worked and retired from GM. Dale was an avid bowler, and enjoyed playing and watching sports.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Theresa; children, Brian (Heather), Chad (Sonya), Jamie (Aron), Kim (Jesse), Karen; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sisters, sisters-in-law, brothers-in–law, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Patricia; brother, Doug; his grandparents.

Joan Richards

Joan Marie Richards of Davison, age 70, died Saturday October 12, 2019 at St. Joseph Hospital Pontiac. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12:00 noon Friday October 18, 2019 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church 404 Dayton St. Davison. Fr. Denis Spitzley, Celebrant. Burial will follow at Pinegrove Cemetery. Family will receive visitors from 5-8 pm Thursday at the funeral home. Joan will lie in state at the church from 11:00 Friday until time services. Those desiring may make contributions in Joan’s memory to Hansen Funeral Home or the Burton Senior Center.

Joan was born in Davison, Michigan on April 4, 1949 the daughter of the late Elvin & Julis (Forro) McCormick and has resided in the Davison area her entire life. She was a member of Burton Senior Center, and St. John Catholic Church. Joan had been employed by General Motors Buick Final Assembly Division until her retirement.

She leaves to cherish her memory husband Dennis, son John Lagness, and a host of extended family and friends.

Joseph Suski

SUSKI, Joseph John, of Davison, age 76, died Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at his residence.  Funeral services will be held 12:00 Noon Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at St. John The Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton Street, Davison, Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski officiating.  Joe was born in Flint, June 4, 1943, the son of Joseph and Irene (Slezsak) Suski.  He graduated Flint Central High School.  He was a member of the IBEW and retired from General Motors.  Surviving are:  wife, Diana V. Suski; son, Tony (Heather) Suski of Mt. Morris; daughter, Sheila (Robert) Bennett of Goodrich; grandsons, Trevor Hillier and Charles VanLandeghem III; great grandson, Isiah VanLandeghem; brother, Bob (Gloria) Suski of Fenton.

Marie Sowa

SOWA, Marie Alexandra – of Flint, MI, age 47, passed away Friday, September 20, 2019. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held 4 PM Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Road, Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski officiating. The family will receive visitors 2-4 PM Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at Allen Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Gift of Life, the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan or to the family to help with Makenzie’s education.

Marie was born in Flint, MI on February 21, 1972, daughter of Raymond E. and the late Joyce A. Sowa. She was a graduate of Kearsley High School Class of 1990. Marie was employed as a claims processor for Pioneer State Mutual Insurance Company until her declining health forced her to go on disability. She loved her job, reading and shopping online. Marie faced so much adversity with courage throughout her life. She will always be remembered as a fighter who did not let any of her difficulties define her. Marie’s final act of kindness was to give the gift of life through organ and tissue donation.

Marie is survived by her daughter, Makenzie Horton; father, Raymond E. Sowa; 4 siblings, Raymond R. Sowa, John (Jackie) Sowa, Stephanie (Larry) Foust and Andrea (Greg Nagy) McGlashen; dear friend, Troy Arrington; brother-in-law, Mark McGlashen; sister-in-law, Michelle Sowa; numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother, Joyce A. Sowa; Makenzie’s father, Michael Horton; sister, Karen Davis and grandfather, John McWhirter.

Correne Butts

Correne Elizabeth Metzger Goodall Butts 1923-2019
A beloved wife and cherished mother of six, Correne Elizabeth Butts of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, entered this world following her twin sister, Norrene Frances, on November 1, All Saints Day, 1923. She was the fourth child of Charles Dennis and Helena June (Alchin) Metzger. The twins joined their sister, Theda Bernadette, and their brother, Charles Allen. Correne passed into eternal life at age 95 on July 6, 2019 in Jacksonville, Florida. She was a woman of faith who went to Mass, said the rosary and believed in the power of prayer. She remained present in mind and strong in spirit through to her final days.

Correne was born in Flint, Michigan. She lived in Flint and Burton, having spent a few years in Fenton as a child during the depression. She spent sixty- six years in her Davison Road home. She relocated from Burton, Michigan to The Palms – Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida in 2017, living just two miles from her daughter, Mary, and son-in-law, Greg Guidos. There she enjoyed constant family care, visits, new friendships, laughter, playing cards and the special devotion of the Guidos’ great Golden Retriever, Scout.

Her first marriage was in 1941 to Francis Lafayette Goodall (1919-1947). He served as an Army Sergeant in WWII and later was employed by Michigan Lumber Company. His parents were Sidney and Ellen (Paquette) Goodall, and their family included a brother, Joseph, and 5 sisters, Mary, Dorothy, Berniece, Gertrude and Alice. During this time, Correne worked on the inspection line at A.C. Spark Plug Division of General Motors, Flint. In 1949 she married George Lee Butts (1921-2010) who had served in the Pacific in WWII as a Marine Corps Sergeant. His parents were Eural and Mary Lou (Wallace) Butts. His family included a brother, Al, and a sister, Maxine. George and Correne moved to Davison (now Burton) in 1953, and he retired from Flint Buick Engine Plant # 36 after 45 years.  Notable for her gracious hospitality and generosity to all, Correne hosted holiday and extended family celebrations. She was an engaging conversationalist, quick with wit and wisdom that was served up with good humor, charm and passion. If you were fortunate enough to know her, you were also fortunate to be loved by her.

She spent her time unselfishly supporting others and unconditionally loving. She enjoyed family travel, bowling league, ladies’ card club, piano, Altar Society, antiquing, discovering treasures to share, and being Band Mother at Holy Rosary Church and School in Flint. She had a high fashion style and an eye for art and design. She was especially fond of lilies of the valley, lilacs and roses and would effortlessly make beautiful flower arrangements from these and all the plants grown in her flourishing garden. In summers she followed the Metzger tradition of taking their children camping and swimming at Tipsico Lake in Fenton where she would meet up with her siblings and their families. She provided health care, trips to the doctors’ office and childcare to friends and family, she also cared for generations of Cockapoo pups, homeless neighborhood cats, wild squirrels and birds.

She was most dearly thankful, she said, for her loving husbands, children and grandchildren; and for the many caring relationships with family and friends. She was very grateful for the loving support of the Goodall sisters, who so lovingly supported her after Francis passed. Correne and these sisters remained loyal and devoted to one anther throughout their lives.

Her parents, her siblings and their spouses, the Goodall and Butts parents in law, as well as the Goodall and Butts sisters and brothers in law preceded her in death.

She was a fabulous mom, a magical perfect grandmother, an awesome great grandmother and a very special attentive godmother, aunt and friend. She is survived by her children: Bethany Wiser (James) of San Francisco, CA; Suzanne Pocze (Roger) of South Dartmouth, MA; Janelle O’Malley (Kevin) of Menlo Park, CA; George Karle Butts of Burton, MI; Mary Lisa Guidos (Greg) of Ponte Vedra Beach,  FL and Andrea Lee of Boyne City, MI. Grandchildren: Steven Wiser (Lynda Schueler); Michael Wiser (Sarah); Andrea Pocze-Silva (Matthew); Lissa Pocze-Murphy (Kevin); Kelly Kirby (Chris); Adam Collardey (Nairin); Lindsay Guidos; and Amy Guidos-Schara (Quinn). Great grandchildren: Mayah Wiser; Max Wiser; Nina (Pocze) Silva; Lea (Pocze) Murphy; Kendall Kirby; Mateo Collardey; and Brooke (Guidos) Schara. Step grandchildren: Renee Ketcher Brant (Cole) and their infant daughter, Sage Elizabeth; Dryden Steele and Campbell Steele. Godsons: Stanley Joseph Krupa III (deceased) and Joseph Wiltse. Always in her love were all the Metzger, Goodall and Butts nieces and nephews and their families.

We all learned how to live and love from her extraordinary example. This is evidenced in the legacy that she leaves. Her strength and generosity enriched us all. She made everyone feel significantly important and appreciated. Her hand print is on our hearts. We will continue to love her forever and ever…in her own words, “always in all ways.” Son George says, “God bless us. Oh, He has!” When remembering Correne, we share her guiding philosophy, “ People may forget what you say or do, but they will always remember how you made them feel.” She accomplished this with every visit, every conversation and every card and letter that she wrote.

In her honor be conscious of her inspiring nature. As a memorial gift follow her example…listen attentively, choose to be helpful, do everything with love and always be kind.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, October 11, 2019 at 10 am. St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton Street, Davison, Michigan. Reverend Father Andrew Czajkowski, celebrant. Visitation will be an hour prior to the Mass at the church. Following Mass, the family will host a luncheon at the Davison Country Club, 9512 East Lippincott Blvd., Davison, Michigan. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. Private interment at the Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly, Michigan. For online Tribute, please visit www.Quinn-Shalz.com.

William Barnewold

BARNEWOLD, William “Bill” Wayman – of Davison, MI, age 89, passed away Friday, September 20, 2019. A Funeral Mass, with Military Honors, will be celebrated 1 PM Thursday, September 26, 2019 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton Street, Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. Cremation will take place following the Mass. Inurnment, with his wife, Dolores, in Great Lakes National Cemetery on a later date. The family will receive visitors 12-1 PM Thursday, September 26, 2019 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Reverence Home Health and Hospice or St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, in Bill’s memory.

Bill was born in Detroit, MI on April 11, 1930, son of the late William and Regina (Wayman) Barnewold. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army from 1952-1954. Bill married Dolores Martinez on February 14, 1953 and she preceded him in death on July 30, 2014. He retired from Michigan Caterpillar at the age of 61 after more than 30 years of service. Bill was an avid reader and an enthusiastic sports fan. He was also a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Bill was lovingly referred to by his family as “Papa” and “Pops”. He was deeply loved by all who knew him and he will be greatly missed.

Bill is survived by 4 children, Denise (Michael) Dye, Victoria (Steve) Akey, Paul Barnewold and Gerry Barnewold; 7 grandchildren, Adam (Isabel), Jessica (Ryan), Geoffrey, Cassie, Madison, Abby and Zachary; 4 great-grandchildren; many other loving family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dolores Barnewold and his parents, William and Regina Barnewold.

Virgil Cook

COOK, Virgil Craig – of Newport Richey, FL, age 72, passed away Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at Hurley Medical Center. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 12 PM Monday, September 23, 2019 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 N. Dayton St., Davison; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. Cremation will follow the Mass and burial of cremated remains will be in Great Lakes National Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be 11 AM-8 PM Sunday, September 22, 2019 at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Rd., Davison and one hour prior to the Mass on Monday, September 23, 2019 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Craig was born in Flint, MI on February 27, 1947, son of the late Virgil and Betty (Coleman) Cook. He was a longtime Flint resident and was very proud of his hometown. In recent years, he lived in New Port Richey, FL. Craig was a 1965 graduate of Kearsley High School. He proudly served his country in the United States Airforce. Craig worked for General Motors in the Buick Division, retiring after 32 years.

First and foremost, Craig loved his family. In his free time, he immensely enjoyed harassing telemarketers and playing practical jokes on people. Craig loved old cars, car cruises, junk yards, flea markets, antique shops, yard sales, collecting road signs and license plates, coney islands and pickled bologna. He had more friends than could ever be named, and he never met a stranger. Craig lived his life to the fullest and was loved by everyone. He had a special relationship with his great-grandchildren; Ari, Christopher and Ellie, spending many Friday mornings enjoying story hour at Applewood with them. They were the light of his life.

Craig is survived by his children, Barbara (Chris) Caudle, Gary (Michelle) Cook and Tammy (Alex) Acosta; daughter-in-law, Kelly (Chad) Alexander; step-daughter, Lisa (John) Craft; sister, Joy (Jerry) Finch; grandchildren, Amber (Casey) Garfi, Joshua (Fota) Caudle, Christopher Abuan, Garrett Cook, Jenna Cook, Jacob Caudle, Alex Acosta, Lilija Acosta, Michael (Krista) Alexander, Zac (Kelsi) Alexander, Ian Martin and Tyler Martin; great-grandchildren, Ari and Ellie Garfi, Christopher Caudle, Cheyenne, Charley Jo, Caydi, Ryen and Hailey Alexander; nephews, Allan (Julie) Antcliff, Dylan and Allan Jr. Antcliff; niece, Makayla (Maveric) Antcliff; best gal pal, Sheryl Kammerzell; special friends, Bruce and Sharon Fenner, Tom and Cindy Burns, and Richard Collins; many special cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents; cousin and best friend, Hal Coleman; step-son, Chad Alexander.

The family would like to encourage his hot rod friends to bring their classic cars to see him off. Car cruise t-shirts would be Craig approved attire.

Karl Kopp

Karl Hermann Kopp 91, stepped peacefully into heaven on Tuesday, October 23, 2018.

Mr. Kopp was born on March 28, 1927 in Waiblingen, Germany. Arriving in the U.S. as an industrious young man, he settled in Birmingham, Michigan and formed several companies servicing the automotive industry in Detroit.

When not engineering for the auto industry in the Detroit area, he devoted his time to his loving family. While residing in Vero Beach, FL, he became an avid yachtsman and world traveler. At the ripe age of 81, he become a hobbyist farmer in VA.

Karl was an active parishioner at St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Mt. Jackson, VA and St. Francis of Assisi in Lewiston, MI.

As a lover of life and a true humanitarian, he will be missed by an remembered by those who were so fortunate to share in his journey with us.

Karl was preceded in death by his loving wife, Eleanor Otto of Grosse Pointe, MI. He was the eldest of five children and is survived by his brother, Fritz of Burton, MI and preceded in death by a sister, Marianne and brother Guenther and Heinz. In addition to his siblings he is survived by his daughter Una Keys of Lewiston, MI and her four daughters, Kelly, Kayla, Carrie and Christa as well as two sons, George of Greenville, SC and David of Ormond Beach, FL and longtime companion Susan Frank.

Dorris Furno

FURNO, Dorris Virginia (Pratt) – of Burton, MI, age 89, passed away September 11th, 2019. A Mass will be celebrated 11 AM September 16th, 2019 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 6340 Roberta Street, Burton, MI 48509; Rev. Fr. Carl Simon celebrant. Interment in Flint Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive visitors 2-4 PM Sunday September 15th, at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Road, Davison, MI 48423 and 10-11 AM September 16th, 2019 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association in memory of Dorris.

Dorris was born in Flint, MI on August 16, 1930, daughter of the late Cecil and Nellie Pratt. She was a graduate of Bendle High School Class of 1948. Dorris retired from Life Uniforms after many years of service. She was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Dorris enjoyed gardening, Sunday breakfast, her children, and grandchildren.  And of course, sweets…

Dorris is survived by 4 children; David, Bob (Bobbi), Andy (Barbara), and Kathy (Mark) Hardy; 8 grandchildren, David, Tara, Jamie, Justin, Jordan, Logan, London, Evan; 2 great-grandchildren, Abby and Frank; siblings Geri Priest and Diane (Mark) Tyrrell; and many other loving friends. She was preceded in death by sister Donna Clemens, brother Cecil “Bubba” Pratt, son James Furno, and granddaughter Alicia Furno.

Cheryl Glassburn

Glassburn, Cheryl A.- of Davison, age 56, passed away Thursday, August 29, 2019 at her residence. A funeral service will be held 12 PM Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Rd., Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski officiating. Cremation will take place following the service. Visitation will take place from 1-8 PM Tuesday, September 3, 2019 and one hour prior to the service on Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Light the Night Walk ( https://pages.lls.org/ltn/mi/annarbor19/teamcheri ).

Cheryl was born in Flint, MI on February 21, 1963, daughter of Henry “Evans” and Sharon (Gillis) Miller. Cheri, as she was known to many, grew up in a loving Woodrow Avenue home with her three siblings, enjoying her childhood with dear neighborhood friends. A 1981 graduate of Flint Central High School, Cheri went on to march in Michigan State University’s color guard before returning home to complete her B.B.A. at the University of Michigan-Flint. Cheri took that degree and tenaciously worked her way up through the automotive industry.

Though the consummate corporate woman, it was her personal and family life that truly defined Cheri. She married David in October of 1987 and the two began a life of adventures together (remodeling and building homes, vacationing, raising dogs, and making the best of every situation). In 1995, they welcomed their son Garrett into the world and Cheri found further purpose in her role as a mother. Nurturing his growth with weekend trips and museum outings, entertaining (spoiling) him with shopping trips, and even encouraging his love of sports, Cheri was as much a mother as she was a friend and confidant to her son. One of her happiest days was watching him marry her beloved daughter-in-law, Hillary.

Cheri took pride in her outdoor spaces (ponds and gardens) in which she spent many sunny days with her dogs—Champ and Duke most recently—who loved her dearly. Cheri adored the time she spent with her family building a cabin in Cheboygan near the beaches of Lake Huron. When not visiting lighthouses, she loved lounging on those beaches, spotting freighters with a beer and book in hand, and Dave and Garrett at her side.

When diagnosed with T-cell lymphoma in 2015, Cheri approached her battle with cancer with strength and resolve, even maintaining her work at Dura Automotive through her chemotherapy treatments. As the disease came and went in various forms over the past four years, she never wavered. After recent weeks in the hospital, Cheri had bravely made her peace and decided to transition from this life in the comfort of her home, surrounded by her family and beloved dogs.

Cheryl is survived by: Parents, Henry and Sharon Miller; Husband, David; Son, Garrett and his wife Hillary; 3 siblings, Randall (Lynette) Miller, Andrea (Ken) Peters, Cynthia (Bradley) Grimes; many other loving family members and friends.

Caroline Creswell

CRESWELL, Caroline (Cernoia) – of Davison, MI, age 82, passed away Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at Grand Blanc Fields. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 AM Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 N. Dayton St., Davison; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. Cremation will follow the Mass. Inurnment will be at St. John Catholic Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be 4:00-8:00 PM Monday at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Rd., Davison and one hour prior to the Mass on Tuesday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. A Rosary will be prayed 5:30 PM Monday.

Caroline was born in Detroit, MI on October 7, 1936, daughter of the late Frank and Johanna (Kampenski) Cernoia. She graduated from St. Elizabeth High School in 1954 and from Mercy School of Nursing in 1957. Caroline married George Creswell at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Detroit on February 7, 1959 and he preceded her in death after 51 years of marriage on November 3, 2010. She practiced nursing in Virginia, Washington, D.C. and Ohio before working at Beyer Hospital in Ypsilanti, MI where she rose from Staff Nurse to Director of Nursing in twenty-five years, retiring in 1997. Caroline taught Licensed Practical Nursing at both Beyer and at McPherson Hospital in Howell, MI. In addition to her nursing education, she received both B.S. and M.A. degrees from Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, MI. Caroline was a member of Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society, RHO Chapter, University of Michigan as well as Phi Delta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi at Eastern Michigan University. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Davison, MI.

Caroline is survived by her three children, George (Susan) Creswell, Elizabeth (David) Gomon and James (Tracy) Creswell; seven loving grand-children, Kimberly, Lindsay, Christine Creswell, Samuel and Rachel Gomon, David and Sarah Creswell; sisters, Clarice (Mike) Byrd; sisters-in-law Jan Creswell of Tecumseh, MI and Carol Creswell of New York; brother-in-law, Edward Creswell of Texas; many cousins, nephews, nieces and friends. She was preceded in death by her sister, Theresa; brother, Frank; brother-in-law, Claude Creswell; sister-in-law, Cynthia Creswell.

Allan Schroeder

Allan Joseph Schroeder of Davison, age 78, died Tuesday September 3, 2019 at Ascension-Genesys Hospital. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12:00 noon Monday September 9, 2019 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church 404 Dayton St. Davison, Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski officiating. Private burial will be held at Dodge Cemetery at a later date. Family will receive visitors from 4 -7 pm Saturday at the funeral home, and from 4 – 8 pm Sunday at St. John Catholic Church with a parish rosary at 7:00 pm Sunday. Those desiring may make contributions in Al’s memory to Pheasant’s Forever or Davison Community Memorial Tree Project.

Al was born in Flint Michigan on June 2, 1941 the son of the late Harry H. & Nellie M. (Whyte) Schroeder and has resided in the Davison area the last forty years. He was joined in marriage to Susan (Marrah) Merrow on September 13, 1980 at the Chapel in Crossroad Village. Al enjoyed traveling to many areas of the world especially cooler places like Alaska, and spending time at his cabin in the UP of Michigan, where he could hunt, fish and enjoy the outdoors. He had a true love of hockey a sport that allowed him to coach at Davison for seventeen years and also in the Greater Flint Hockey Association, and always enjoyed a good game of pond hockey.

Al’s career started as an Insurance Agent for Farm Bureau, later became owner of the Voight-Schroeder Agency until 1981, he then continued with Piper-McCredie Insurance until his retirement in 2011.

He leaves to cherish his memory wife Sue, children; Celeste & Carl Zipper, Devin & Carrie Schroeder, Mark & Chris Schroeder, and Eric & Andrea Schroeder. He also leaves his step-children; Brian & Victoria Merrow, Curt Merrow, Eric & Alisa Merrow, his loving eight grandchildren, one great grandchild and a host of extended family. He is preceded in death by sisters and brother-in-laws; Joanne & Jim Highfill, and Doris & Frank Strnad.

Robert Owen

OWEN, Robert F. – of Grand Blanc, MI, age 92, passed away Sunday, September 1, 2019. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11 AM Friday, September 6, 2019 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton Street, Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. Interment in Great Lakes National Cemetery. The family will receive visitors 11 AM-7 PM Thursday, September 5, 2019 at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Road, Davison, MI 48423 and 10-11 AM Friday, September 6, 2019 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. A Rosary will be prayed 5:30 PM Thursday, September 5, 2019 at Allen Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Davison, MI.

Robert was born on January 21, 1927 to Charles E. and Josephine (Wescott) Owen in Maple Forest Township in Crawford County, Michigan. Bob joined the Navy as soon as he turned 17 and served in the South Pacific during World War II. One of the highlights of his life was the Pride and Honor flight he took to visit the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C. Bob married Betty L. Mankowski in Gaylord, Michigan on April 15, 1950 They moved to Flint and raised their family there. Bob was a retired member of Carpenter Local #706. He spent forty years in the commercial construction business, and retired as a superintendent for Walbridge Aldinger in 1990. After retirement, Bob and Betty spent time traveling in their motor home and spent their winters in Casa Grande, AZ. Bob enjoyed golfing with the “Over the Hill Gang” at Kearsley and Swartz Creek golf courses.

Besides his wife of 69 years, Betty, he is survived by children, Barbara (Roger) Narvesen of Crossville, TN, Ray (Roseann), Michael (Lori) of Grand Blanc, MI, Jerry (Leslie) of Phoenix, AZ, Bill (Kathy) of Chandler, AZ, Jim of Tucson, AZ, Rob (Shelly) of Kingman, AZ. There are 12 grandchildren, Rob (Kathy) Giguere, Andrea (Rob) Brown, Amy (Matt) Olson, Paul (Nicole), Patrick, Tony, Kyle (Ashley), Kelsie, Hayley, Quinn, Alison and Wyatt; step-grandchildren include  Jessie, (Jim) and children, Isabella and Josephine, Rhonda (Rick) and children, Roman,   Ethan and Emilia. There are eight great-grandchildren, Samantha, Alexandra, Max, Jon, Wil, Olivia, Luke and Harper. He is also survived by brother, David of Idaho, and a special family friend, Mary Ann Ruddy.  He was preceded in death by sons, Dale and Thomas; grandson Joshua; his parents; sister, Jean; brothers, Charles and Dick. Many thanks to Reverence Hospice and Wellbridge of Fenton.

Don Ashley

ASHLEY, Don Marlon, — Age 85, of Burton, died Saturday, August 31, 2019. Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11 AM, Thursday, September 5, 2019 at Blessed Sacrament, 6340 Roberta St. Burton, MI. Rev. Fr. Andrew Czajkowski will officiate. Entombment will take place at New Calvary Catholic Cemetery Mausoleum, Flint. Visitation will be 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM Tuesday, and 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM Wednesday at Sharp Funeral Home & Cremation Center 6063 Fenton Rd. Flint, where a Rosary will be prayed at 7 PM Wednesday. Visitation will also be 10 AM until time of Mass at the church on Thursday. Those desiring my make contributions to St. John and Blessed Sacrament Parishes. Don was born December 21, 1933 in Flint the son of Myron J. and Sarah Harriet (Eckler) Ashley. He married Mary Keskes on May 30, 1953 in Flint. Don retired from AC Spark Plug in 1991 with 39 years of service. He was a member of St. John and Blessed Sacrament Parishes. Don was an artist working with painting , drawing and cartoons. Surviving are: wife of 66 years Mary; children, Julie Adams of Burton, Denice (Bob) Cole of Clio, Brian (Terry) Ashley of Burton; grandchildren, Stephen, Scott (Lisa), Ryan (Hollie), Melissa (Kevin), Anthony (Kristie); great-grandchildren, Luke, Anna, Drew, Haley, Lauren, Felicity and Ezra; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; and siblings, Wilma McCartney, Nila Johnson, Maxine Tosto, Jack Ashley, Marjorie Ashley, Barbara Chupp, Loree Fulkerson and Hugh Ashley.

Craig McKanna

McKANNA, Craig Martin – of Davison, MI, age 68, passed away Sunday, August 25, 2019. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 1:30 PM Friday, August 30, 2019 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton Street, Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. Cremation will take place following the Mass. The family will receive visitors 11 AM – 8 PM Thursday, August 29, 2019 at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Road, Davison, MI 48423 and 12:30 – 1:30 PM Friday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. A Rosary will be prayed 6 PM Thursday at Allen Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice, in Craig’s memory.

Craig was born in Detroit on April 27, 1951, son of the late Everett and Christine (Scherrer) McKanna. He married Veronica Kowalski on April 15, 1989 at St. Dennis Catholic Church in Royal Oak. Craig was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. He enjoyed cars, doing home improvements, bowling, camping, collecting John Wayne memorabilia, watching western movies and shows. Craig loved spending time with his family and friends and was never at a loss for words.

Craig is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Veronica McKanna; children, Craig McKanna and Emily McKanna; sister, Christine “Tina” (Kenneth) Seledotis; brothers-in-law, George (Debbie) Kowalski, Mark (Sherry) Kowalski; sister-in-law, Carolyn Kowalski; mother-in-law, Mary Kowalski; many nieces and nephews.

Sandra Hamilton

HAMILTON, Sandra Kay (Milliman) – of Flint, MI, age 75, passed away Tuesday, August 27, 2019. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11 AM Saturday, August 31, 2019 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton Street, Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. Interment in New Calvary Catholic Cemetery. The family will receive visitors 1-3 PM and 5-8 PM Friday, August 30, 2019 at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Road, Davison, MI 48423 and 10-11 AM Saturday, August 31, 2019 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. A Rosary will be prayed 6:30 PM Friday, August 30, 2019 at Allen Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Old Newsboys of Flint, in Sandy’s memory.

Sandy was born in Flint, MI on November 26, 1943, daughter of the late Roy and Cecelia (Loiselle) Milliman. She was a graduate of St. Mary Catholic High School-Flint Class of 1961. Sandy was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. She volunteered her time for various activities at Holy Rosary Catholic School. Sandy loved to drive, going out to lunch with her sisters and friends, shopping and she especially enjoyed cheering on her grandchildren at their numerous extracurricular activities.

Sandy is survived by her husband of 54 years, Mickey Hamilton; 2 sons, Darren (Jennifer) Hamilton and Lance (Korie) Hamilton; 8 grandchildren, Ethan, Gavin, Olivia, Lauren, Griffin, Zachary, Megan and Daniel; 2 sisters, JoAnn Ellis and Susan (Peter) Glynn; very dear friends and lunch companions known as “The Fab Five”; many other loving family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her brother, Harold Milliman; sister, Barbara Lince and brother-in-law, Donald Ellis.

Roberta A. Foust

It is with saddened hearts that the family of Roberta “Bobbie” Foust announces her passing on Saturday August 24, 2019 at the age of 72.

Bobbie was born on November 18, 1946 in Flint mi. As a young child she survived polio. It was that fighting spirit that gave her the strength to become one of the pioneers in computer language education and an advocate for disabled students

She graduated highschool from St. John Vianney in Flint and went on to get degrees from Mott Middle College, University of Michigan, Eastern Michigan University, finally earning her EdD from Wayne State University.

She will be remembered as a loving mother, sister, aunt, and especially a beloved teacher at Mott Community College.

She is survived by her sisters Vicki George and Beth Witak, her son Robert (Lara) Foust, her daughter Suzanne Foust, as well as many loving nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.

Mass at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church (6340 Roberta St Burton Mi 48509) at 11am Friday 8/30/19.

Vera Gregus

Vera Roberta Gregus of Davison age 91, died August 17, 2019 at Hurley Medical Center in Flint, MI.  Honoring Vera’s wishes cremation has taken place.  A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am Friday August 30, 2019 ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­at St. John the Evangelist Church 404 Dayton St. Davison, Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski officiating.

Those desiring to make contributions in Vera’s memory can do so to the Genesee County Humane Society.

Vera was born in Muskegon, MI on November 3, 1927, the daughter of the late Florence Doyle and Isaac Weishuhn.  Vera was joined in marriage to William “Bill” Gregus Sr. on November 10, 1951 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church and preceded her in death on February 24, 2011. They were married for nearly 60 years.

Vera worked for General Motors AC Division from 1950-1964.  She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and the Davison Country Club. Vera loved music and loved to polka with her husband.  Vera had several hobbies with her favorite being golf.  She also was an avid bowler, seamstress, crafter, and loved to make bears out of fur coats.

Surviving are children: William Jr. (Kim) Gregus, Gail Harman and John Gregus. Grand children: Jennie, Chad, Lori, Melissa and Jonathan; Great grandchildren, Conner, Jacob, Madison, Austin, Keegan, Matthew, Alec, Meddow, and her loving fur babies, Bella and EmmieJo. Vera was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Kristen, and her best friend, Ginny Spinney.

A special thank you to Kelly Spohn,and Tyger Nettell for her help in caring for mom and to Pam and Ollie Tatro for their friendship, love and support. Please share your condolences at www.hansenfuneralhome.net

George Cuthbert

CUTHBERT, George Hugh – of Flint, MI, age 65, passed away suddenly at his residence on Saturday, August 17, 2019. A Funeral Liturgy will be held 1 PM Friday, August 23, 2019 at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Road, Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski officiating. Cremation will take place following the service. The family will receive visitors 2-8 PM Thursday, August 22, 2019 and 12-1 PM Friday, August 23, 2019 at Allen Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family.

George was born in Flint, MI on January 21, 1954, son of the late George and Josephine (Smith) Cuthbert. He grew up with his 8 siblings in Flint, MI. George remained in the Flint area throughout his life, attending Flint schools. He was employed by the City of Flint Water Department for over 15 years. George was a devoted father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and uncle. He enjoyed traveling, cars, casinos and attending concerts. George especially enjoyed spending time with his family and life-long friends, Roger, Mark, Dave, Betty and Barb. He would make any stranger a friend and never let anyone walk away cold or hungry. George will be dearly missed by all.

George leaves behind to cherish his memory, 4 children, sons, Michael (Dilya), Jeffrey (Marie) and Kevin; daughter, Ann (Daryl); numerous grandchildren and great- grandchildren; 3 sisters, Bonnie (Bob), Joyce and Kay (Dan); brother, David; sister-in- law, Jeannie; brother-in-law, Dale; many other loving family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, George (Josephine) Cuthbert; 3 brothers, Bobby, Rick and Jed; sister, Shirley; nephew, Chuck; grandson, Jeffrey and many other loved ones.