PILON, Douglas Kenneth – of Columbiaville, MI, age 80, passed away Friday, May 12, 2023. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 1 PM Tuesday, May 23, 2023 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 3-7 PM Monday, May 22, 2023 at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Road, Davison, MI 48423 and 12-1 PM Tuesday, May 23, 2023 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. A Rosary will be prayed 6 PM Monday, May 22, 2023 at Allen Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, in Doug’s memory.
Doug was born in Flint, MI on July 9, 1942, son of the late George “Jack” and Gurnith (Lindsay) Pilon. He married Vel Neal on October 26, 1963 and she preceded him in death on October 20, 2017. Doug retired from General Motors and was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. He enjoyed helping those less fortunate than himself and also contributed regularly to a local foodbank.
Doug is survived by 3 children, Michael (Erica) Pilon, Mark (Jennifer) Pilon and Paul (Jennifer) Pilon; 6 grandchildren, David, Erin, Steven, Kaylan, Carissa and Kimberly; many other loving family members and good friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, George “Jack” and Gurnith Pilon; wife, Vel Pilon; and all 10 of his siblings, Victor Pilon, Michele Pilon, Arthur “Art” Pilon, Theodore “Bud” Pilon, Robert “Bob” Pilon, John “Jack” Pilon, Donald “Don” Pilon, Janette Simpson, Charlotte Richey and Paulette Conn.