Obituaries

Diane M. Porath

posted Oct 10, 2018, 12:27 PM by Angela Sielinski

Diane M. Porath

Beloved wife passed away Sunday, October 7, 2018 due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Age 53 years. The daughter of late Francis and Catherine (Grinzinger) Miller, Diane was born March 8, 1965 in Saginaw, Michigan. She graduated from St. Stephen High School in 1983 and later earned her Associates Degree. She married Dan Porath on August 30, 2003. He survives her. Diane was formerly employed at Catholic Federal Credit Union and currently employed at Generations Family Credit Union. She was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus Council #4232 Ladies Auxiliary. Diane enjoyed baking and loved spending time with family and friends.


Surviving besides her husband Dan are her brothers and sisters, David F. and Jacqueline Miller, MaryAnn and Terry Oliver, James H. and Janice Miller, Dennis J. and Delphine Miller, Ronald D. and Keri Miller, Debora C. and Brad Beeker; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Curtis and Fay Porath, Sue A. Berg, Mark and Sue Porath, David and Stephanie Porath, Pamela Porath; many nieces and nephews. Diane was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Michael Porath.


Funeral Liturgy will take place 10:00 a.m. Monday, October 15, 2018 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1035 N. River Road in Saginaw. Rev. Fr. Peter Gaspeny will officiate with burial in St. Andrew Cemetery. Friends may visit at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Rd., (between Shattuck and McCarty), where the family will be present on Sunday from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. and at Holy Spirit Catholic Church on Monday from 9:00 a.m. until time of Mass. The Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary will pray the Rosary 3:00 p.m. Sunday which will immediately be followed by family and friends sharing memories of Diane. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Amazing Grace Animal Shelter. 

Barbara Metiva

posted Sep 27, 2018, 10:49 AM by Angela Sielinski


Barbara Metiva


Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at her home surrounded by her family. She was 74 years old. Barbara Jo Twarozynski was born on May 21, 1944 in Saginaw, MI to the late Anthony and Lucille (Bosserdet) Twarozynski. She married Daniel A. Metiva, Sr. at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Saginaw on July 28, 1962. He preceded her in death on July 2, 2000. Barb was a faithful member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church. 
She is survived by her three sons and their spouses: Dan Jr., Mike and Chris; grandchildren: Danny III, Justin, Casey, Hunter, Garhet and Princess Hailee; and one great-grandson, Daniel IV expected in December; ten brothers and sisters, their spouses; brother-in-law and sister-in-law. Barb is also survived by many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Barbara was preceded in death by her parents; and in-laws: Norman and Leona Metiva; her sister and two sisters-in-law. 
FUNERAL: A funeral liturgy for Barb will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, September 29, 2018 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1035 N. River Road, Saginaw. Burial will follow at St. Andrew Cemetery. 
VISITATION: Family and friends are welcome to visit at the Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter Rd. (off State) on Friday, September 28, 2018 from 2:00 until 8:00 p.m. A vigil service will be held on Friday at the funeral home at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue at the church on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of Mass
MEMORIALS: Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider a donation to Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at the funeral home, church or through www.DeislerFuneralHome.com 













Margaret Mavis

posted Sep 20, 2018, 5:29 AM by Angela Sielinski

Margaret  Mavis

Passed away Sunday, September 16, 2018 at the age of 90 years, after a long illness.

Margaret was born in Saginaw, Michigan January 29, 1928, the daughter of the late Francis and Hedwig (Jungnitsch) Harrington. She married Dale Mavis, also of Saginaw on July 26, 1952; he preceded her in death.

Margaret helped support her family for most all of her life as a secretary / office manager and food service cashier at various companies in Saginaw.

Margaret enjoyed sewing and she often made her own dresses and attire. She also had an avid green thumb, and loved tending to her flower garden and working in the large family vegetable garden.

Margaret is survived by her Son and Daughter-in-law, Daniel and Teresa (Kuhl) Mavis and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her Husband, Father, Mother and all Brothers and Sister.

The funeral and liturgy services will take place at 11:00 am Saturday, September 22, 2018 at Holy Spirit Church, 1035 N. River Rd., Saginaw, MI 48609. Father Peter Gaspeny will officiate with rite of committal to follow in St. Andrew Cemetery. Family and friends are welcome at W.L. Case and Company Funeral Home, 4480 Mackinaw Road on Friday from 2:00 to 4:00 pm and 6:00 to 8:00 pm as well as on Saturday at Holy Spirit from 10:00 am until time of services. Flowers are always welcome, but please no Mums or Daisies. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Holy Spirit Church, St. Francis Home of Saginaw, or a favorite charity of their choice.

Edward Joseph Lichon

posted Sep 10, 2018, 11:41 AM by Angela Sielinski

Edward Joseph  Lichon

Beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle passed on to enjoy eternal life in God. He passed away on Sunday, September 9, 2018 at Edgewood Assisted Living. Age 98 years. 
Edward Joseph Lichon was born December 4, 1919 in Saginaw, Michigan the son of late Joseph and Mary (Milczewski) Lichon. He graduated from Saginaw High School. He was employed at Shear Tool and Die for 40 years. He married Anne D. Owen in 1940; she predeceased him in 1961. He later married Margaret A. Thompson on January 6, 1968; she survives him. 
He was a member at Holy Spirit Catholic Church. He loved golfing, dancing, gardening and traveling to Lakeland, Florida to watch the Tigers during their spring training.
Besides his wife he is survived by his children, Kenneth Lichon, Keith (Georgia) Lichon, Janet (Jim) Campeau, David (Kathy) Thompson, 19 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren, 10 great great grandchildren; and his sister Marian Wolinski. 
He was predeceased by his children Ronald Lichon, Barbara Denome, David Lichon; his five brothers; Francis, Leo, Stanley, Walter and John and his three sisters; Jenny Cierzniewski, Helen Robinette, and Sister Martha Lichon, SFCC. 
Funeral Liturgy will take place at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church at 1035 N River Rd. Fr. Peter Gaspeny will officiate with burial at 1:00 p.m. in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Visitation will take place at W.L. Case and Company 201 N. Miller Rd on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 6:00-8:00 p.m. Vigil Service will take place at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday. Family and friends may then gather at church at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday until the Funeral Mass begins at 10:00 a.m. www.casefuneralhome.com

Sam J. Loiacano

posted Sep 10, 2018, 11:38 AM by Angela Sielinski


Sam J. Loiacano

Loiacano, Sam J., of Saginaw, Michigan, passed away on September 7, 2018 at Samaritas Senior Living of Saginaw. He was 89. Sam Jerome Loiacano was born on August 13, 1929 in Saginaw, Michigan to the late Vito and Anna (Parisi) Loiacano. He married Marjorie Duanne Murphy on June 2, 1951; she survives him. 

Sam joined the United States Army, serving during the Korean War. Upon his honorable discharge, he started his produce career with his two brothers, Saginaw Fruit, but then Sam and his brother, Phillip, branched off into Loiacano Fruit. Due to an accident, he then would finish off his career with Garber Pontiac Cadillac first, but ended with Hickey Oldsmobile as a car salesman, until his retirement in 1984. After his retirement, he spent a great deal of effort and time feeding the poor and helping those who were less fortunate. 

Sam and Marge have been long-time member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Previously, they were members of St. Helen’s Catholic Church and the family enjoyed helping with the spaghetti dinners. In his younger years, Sam enjoyed outdoor recreational sports such as snowmobiles, motorcycles, and dune buggies, as well as ice skating and swimming. 

Surviving are his beloved wife of 67 years, Marjorie; two daughters: Ann Loiacano and Jane (Keith) Grantham; five grandchildren: David (Megan) Loiacano, Keith (Katie) Grantham II, Kent Grantham, Katrina (John) Masters, and Kellyn (Steve) Creel; three great-grandchildren: Keith Grantham III, Avery Masters, and Holden Loiacano; sister-in-law, Doris (Phillip, deceased) Loiacano; and nieces, nephews, and friends. 

Sam was preceded in death by his parents; one son, David Loiacano; one infant daughter, Mary Margaret Loiacano; four sisters; and three brothers. 

FUNERAL: Funeral Liturgy will take place at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, September 14, 2018 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1035 N. River Road, 48609. Rev. Fr. Pete Gaspany will officiate. Rite of Committal will follow at St. Andrew Cemetery.
VISITATION: Friends are welcome to visit with the family at the Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter Rd. (off State) on Thursday, September 13, 2018 from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. On Friday morning, Sam will be taken to church to lie in state from 9:00 a.m. until the time of Mass.
MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Emmaus House, Holy Spirit Catholic Church, or the Eastside Soup Kitchen. Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at the funeral home, church, or throughwww.deislerfuneralhome.com.

Vincent Raymond Markey

posted Jul 13, 2018, 5:49 AM by John Andrusiak   [ updated Jul 13, 2018, 5:49 AM ]





Vincent Raymond Markey

Houghton Lake, Michigan
Formerly of Saginaw
Passed away Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at Bickford Assisted Living, Lansing. Age 94 years.
The son of the late Ethelyn (Laundra) and William Markey was born July 8, 1924 in Saginaw, Michigan. He married Mary Eloise Davis, October 7, 1950. She passed away November 25, 1982. Vincent was a Sheet Metal Worker and a proud member of Sheet Metal Workers Local #7. Together with his wife, they owned and operated Mary Markey’s Candlelight Inn at Higgins Lake. Vincent was a charter member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church, a member of the Knights of Columbus Council #8808. He was a member of the Houghton Lake Loyal Order of the Moose and the Fraternal Order of Eagles. He also was a member of Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church, Houghton Lake and sang in its choir. He loved to sing and dance, enjoyed gardening and was always quick to help family and friends with projects. Most of all, he loved to spend time with his family and winters in Hawaii.
Surviving are three daughters and their husbands, Krista (Kiki) and Rick Krause; Kendra (Kandi) and Mike Murray; Kara (Kari) and Mike Johnson; four grandchildren, Richard and Austin Krause; Kayla and Makenna Murray; two sisters, Delores Rutherford and Gerry Dangel; many nieces and nephews. A son, David Markey, and five brothers and sisters have predeceased him.  
The funeral liturgy will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1035 N. River Rd. Saginaw. Rev. Andrew LaFramboise will officiate with burial in St. Andrews Cemetery. Friends may visit with family at the W. L. Case and Co. Funeral Directors, 4480 Mackinaw Rd. from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Monday where a Parish vigil service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Friends may then call at the Church from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral liturgy. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider Hidden Harvest or the Food Bank of their choice. The family would like to extend a sincere thank you the staff and caregivers of Bickford, West Lansing for the wonderful care provided to Vince over the last two years.
www.casefuneralhome.com 
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Victoria "Vickie" Converse

posted Jul 8, 2018, 7:18 AM by John Andrusiak

Vickie passed away Saturday, June 30, 2018 at home. She was born April 26, 1950 in Saginaw to Bernard and Stella Milano. Vickie was married to Carl Wendling and later to Timothy Converse. She retired from General Motors.

 

Surviving are two sons, Mark Wendling and fiancée Ashley Hullinger and Tom (Taryn) Wendling; grandson James Wendling and another on the way, Dominic Wendling; sister, Gwen Young; a niece, Melissa Smith and nephew, Rusty Whelton and close friend, Sue Bruno. She was preceded by her parents and husband, Tim.

 

Per Vickie’s wishes cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, July 19, 2018 at the Kendall Funeral Home, St. Charles. The family will receive visitors at the funeral home from 10:00 a.m. until time of service. Memorials may be made to Amazing Grace Animal Rescue, 3365 Freeland Rd., Saginaw or Cartwright Hospice Residence, 3443 Hospital Rd., Saginaw.

Christopher DeShone

posted Jul 7, 2018, 11:47 AM by John Andrusiak

Christopher DeShoneThomas Twp., Michigan



Beloved husband, father and brother passed away on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, Michigan. Age 59 years. The son of the late Marshall and Leona (Loranger) DeShone, Chris was born on November 27, 1958 in Saginaw, Michigan. He married Tracy Korbein on August 5, 1989. She survives him. Chris was employed for General Motors for 36 years. He was a lead vocalist for his band “Sinister Footwear.” Chris enjoyed staying at the family cabin in Harrison where he loved to trout fish in the many nearby streams. He was an avid sports fan, especially University of Michigan football. Chris will be deeply missed for his gift of humor and the ability to make people laugh.



Surviving besides his wife Tracy are two daughters Billie DeShone and Randi DeShone; his mother-in-law, Maryann Korbein; his siblings, Pat DeShone and Marcia Knapp, Penny and Bill Reimers, Tim and Colleen DeShone and Tracy Underwood and John Nivin; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Vicki and Michael Mikolajski, Dian and Mike Dillon, Pam Korbein, Kelly Rodgers, Holly and Steve Frieders; many nieces and nephews. Chris was preceded in death by his siblings, Ronnie DeShone, Jean and Larry Rutherford, Nancy Warner and Bill DeShone; his father-in-law, Elden Korbein and by his brother-in-law, Larry Korbein.



Honoring Mr. DeShone’s wishes cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Rd. Rev. Fr. Peter Gaspeny will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home where the family will be present on Tuesday from 3:00 p.m. until the time of service. In Chris’ honor, the family requests you wear your favorite sports shirt, rock band shirt or Sinister Footwear t-shirt. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Together With Friends, c/o Sue Leonard, 136 Woodlawn, St. Charles, Michigan 48655.


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Herbert Dale Sullivan

posted Jul 5, 2018, 6:01 AM by John Andrusiak

Herbert Sullivan

Herbert D. Sullivan
Passed away Saturday, June 30, 2018, at Covenant-Cooper. Age 82 years.
The son of the late Gertrude (Bradley) and John Sullivan was born December 2, 1935 in Saginaw, Michigan. He married Barbara Ann Sawatzke, May 4, 1957. His wife of 61 years survives him. Herbert served in the U.S. Army. He was employed by Michigan Bell Telephone, retiring with 35 years of service. He was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus #8808 where he had served as Grand Knight. He enjoyed singing and sang in several choirs, Barber Shop Quartets, The Sound Men and Italian Singers.
Surviving besides his wife, are two sons, Michael Sullivan and his wife, Kim; Matthew Sullivan; a sister, Jacqui Storrs; several nieces and nephews. A sister, Pat Foulks, has predeceased him.
In accordance with Herbert’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 13, 2018 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1035 N. River Rd. Saginaw. Rev. Peter Gaspeny will officiate. Friends may visit with the family from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the memorial mass. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider the
Leukemia Foundation.

Dolores A. Tyra

posted Jun 9, 2018, 7:07 AM by John Andrusiak   [ updated Jun 11, 2018, 5:29 AM ]

Dolores  A. Tyra
TYRA, Dolores - of Saginaw, age 88, loving mother and grandmother, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at Union Court Assisted Living in St. Charles. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in memory of Dolores 11AM Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1035 N. River Road, Saginaw. Rev. Fr. Pete Gaspeny officiating. Burial to follow in Chapel Hill Cemetery. Family will receive visitors at the Reitz-Herzberg Funeral Home on Monday from 2PM until 8PM and at the church on Tuesday from 10AM until the time of Mass at 11AM. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation, American Heart Association, the Ovarian Cancer Foundation, or a charity of your choice.

Dolores was born on March 5, 1930 in Saginaw, Michigan to the late Emil and Caroline (Bruns) Goschke. She attended St. John Lutheran and Saginaw High School. Dolores married Roman Tyra on March 6, 1950 in Angola, Tennessee. He preceded her in death on March 21, 2003. She worked for a few places throughout her life. Dolores started working for Michigan Bell in 1950. She then worked for the Yankee Store, T-Way, and Zody’s. Dolores finally retired in 1979. She was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church since 1950. Dolores was a members of the Cultures Guild, Peacemakers, The Guild, and VFW Auxiliary Post #9809. She enjoyed fishing, knitting, crocheting, sewing, and spending time with her grandchildren.

Surviving are: Daughters: Paulette Stuart and Lynette (Joe) Rozek; Grandchildren: Craig (Melissa) Stuart, Carrie (Peter) Molesa, Kevin (Monica Betker) Rozek, and Caroline (Jake Baker) Rozek; Sister, Beatrice Himmelein; Sisters-in-law: Betty Tyra and Mary Tyra; Brothers-in-law, Edward Tyra, Eugene Tyra, and several nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by: Brothers: Ralph Goschke, Russell Goschke, LaVerne Goschke, LeRoy Goschke, Leslie Goschke, and sister, Amelia. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff and residents of Union Court Assisted Living for their compassionate care of Dolores.

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