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  • Diane M. Porath
    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. 
    Posted Oct 10, 2018, 12:27 PM by Angela Sielinski
  • Barbara Metiva

    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 













    Posted Sep 27, 2018, 10:49 AM by Angela Sielinski
  • Margaret Mavis
    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.
    Posted Sep 20, 2018, 5:29 AM by Angela Sielinski
  • Edward Joseph Lichon
    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
    Posted Sep 10, 2018, 11:41 AM by Angela Sielinski
  • Sam J. Loiacano

    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.
    Posted Sep 10, 2018, 11:38 AM by Angela Sielinski
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