Londo, Jeanette R. "Jenny"
Bay City, Michigan
Our wonderful mother was called home to be with the Lord and her loving husband Harold on Friday evening, April 30, 1999 at The Bay Special Care Center. Age 82 years. Jeanette Wilinski was born December 31, 1916 in Bay City where she has lived all her life. She married Harold L. Londo August 31, 1940 in St. Stanislaus Church. He predeceased her July 12, 1989. Mrs Londo was a member of St. Maria Goretti Church, the League of Catholic Women & Men, Ladies Auxiliary of St. Stephen's Council #4102 and St. James Altar Society. Surviving are four children: Donald (Evelyn) Londo of Alpena, Sharon (Donald) Draves, Kawkawlin, Gary (Jacqueline) Londo, Dearborn, Cathy (Gerald) Matthews, Bay City; nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Also surviving are two sisters and one brother and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by six brothers and sisters. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, May 3, 1999 at 10 AM from St. Maria Goretti Church by Rev. Fr. James F. Gavit with burial in St. Patrick Cemetery. Friends may call at the Ambrose Funeral Home on Sunday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 PM and at the church on Monday after 9 AM. A Bible Presentation by Ladies Auxiliary St. Stephen's Council #4102 will be held at 2:30 PM Sunday followed by a Parish Wake Service at 8 PM. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider American Diabetes Association or donor's favorite charity. A special thank you to Dr. Reddy and the staff at the Bay Special Care Center for their loving care of our mother. Ambrose Funeral Home 1200 Garfield Ave.
Ratkos, Michael S. "Uncle Mickey"
Mr. Ratkos, age 86, passed away Friday, April 30, 1999 at Greenbriar Nursing Center following a lingering illness. He was born in Bay City to the late Andrew and Martha (Peranski) Ratkos on September 24, 1912. He was a veteran of WWII, a member of St. Mary's Church and was a self employed carpenter. He is survived by two brothers, Joe Ratkos of Standish and Ed Ratkos of Pinconning and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, five brothers: Phillip, Andrew, Ben, Tony and Henry; two sisters: Anna Wilczynski and Helen Sovoie. Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated Monday, May 3, 1999 at 11 AM at St. Mary's Church with Rev. Fr. Joseph Miller presiding with burial in St. Mary's Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call at the Lee-Ramsay Funeral Home on Sunday from 2 PM to 8 PM and a Prayer Service will be held at 3 PM at the funeral home. On Monday Mr. Ratkos will lie in state at the church from 10 AM until time of services. Lee-Ramsay Funeral Home Pinconning
Stevenson, Carl C.
Bay City, Michigan
Carl C. Stevenson, age 78 years, passed away Saturday morning, May 1, 1999 at Bay Medical Center, following a lingering illness. He was born on July 30, 1920 in Arenac County to James and Edna (Rowe) Stevenson. They preceded him in death. He married the former Betty Blehm on June 27, 1952. She survives him. Mr. Stevenson was a retired carpenter and retired from the Boiler Makers Local 169 after twenty-five years of service. Surviving besides his wife are two daughters: Diane Biskner of Bay City, Judy (Bob) Wisniewski of Fenton; one son James (Ann) Stevenson of Bay City; eight grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren; three sisters: Pearl Craft of Bay City, Donna Thorne of Saginaw and Beatrice (Mel) Gloss of California, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two sisters Lou Premo and Gertrude Stewart. Funeral Services will take place 11 o'clock on Monday morning May 3, 1999 at Stapish West. Rev. Oscar Pate will officiate. Interment will be in Floral Gardens Cemetery. Friends may call at Stapish West on Sunday afternoon from 3 to 5 o'clock and in the evening from 7 to 9 o'clock, and on Monday morning from 10 o'clock until the time of service. Stapish West 805 E. South Union, Bay City
Stry, Edward, Ph.D.
Bay City, Michigan
Edward Stry, Ph.D., age 77 years, passed away Monday afternoon, April 26, 1999 at the Bay Medical Center, following a brief illness. He was born in Buffalo, New York on July 3, 1921. Dr. Stry taught chemistry at Queens College, Belmont Abby College, Bay City Jr. College and at Delta College for twenty-five years where he retired as professor Emeritus. He served as an instructor for twenty-five years with the U.S. Air Force Reserve of Bay City. Dr. Stry was a member of St. Maria Goretti Church, the Men's Club and the Ushers Club. He was an avid golfer and skier. Surviving are three brothers, Thaddeus, Henry and Daniel Stry; many nieces and nephews. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated Monday afternoon, May 10, 1999 at 4 o'clock in St. Maria Goretti Church. Rev. Fr. James F. Gavit will preside. Honoring the wishes of Dr. Stry, cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation at Stapish West. Stapish West 805 E. South Union, Bay City
Dziuban, Esther P.
Esther P. Dziuban passed away Sunday, May 2, 1999 at home. Age 74 years. She was born January 25, 1921 in Wayne. The Rite of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, May 5, 1999 at 11 A.M. from Resurrection of the Lord Catholic Church. Rev. Fr. James Fitzpatrick will officiate with burial in Resurrection Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral chapel from 11 A.M. until 9 P.M. Tuesday. Mrs. Dziuban will lie in state at the church from 10 A.M. until service time on Wednesday. R. O. Savage Funeral Chapel Standish, Michigan
Fritz, Clarence L.
Mr. Fritz passed away early Sunday morning, May 2, 1999 at Veteran Medical Center in Ann Arbor, MI. Age 82 years. He was born March 8, 1917 in Bay City. He was a member of the V.F.W., had a great love for golfing, and served with the U.S. Army 533rd Engineer Battalion during WWII. He is survived by his wife, the former Bernice C. Wackerle whom he married May 27, 1942. Also surviving are his daughter and son-in-law, Melanie (Robert) Matthews of Rockford, MI; two grandchildren, Robert and Laura Matthews of Rockford, MI; one brother, Kenneth (Ceil) Fritz of Florida; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Karl and Marguerite (Van Driessche) Fritz and his brother, Albert Fritz. Funeral and Committal Services will take place Wednesday, May 5, 1999 at 11:00 A.M. at the Gephart Funeral Home, Inc. Officiating will be Rev. Jeff Keen with cremation following. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M. and on Tuesday from 1:00 to 5:00 P.M. and 7:00 to 9:00 P.M. Memorial envelopes for Hospice of Bay Area or the donor's favorite charity will be available at the funeral home. Gephart Funeral Home, Inc. 201 W. Midland Street
Gapen, Shelley M. (Lather)
Alger, Michigan formerly of Mancelona
Shelley M. (Lather) Gapen, age 59 years, passed away Saturday, May 1, 1999 at West Branch Regional Hospital in West Branch, Michigan. She was born on April 10, 1940 in Bay City to Kenneth and Ethel (Jackson) Lather. Mrs. Gapen was a member of the American Legion, Weldon L. Stahl Unit 370 in Skidway Lake. Mrs. Gapen is survived by her daughter, April Johnroe and her special friend, Dave Grover of Winston Salem, North Carolina; three step children: Tom Gapen of California, Terry (Kay) Gapen of Detroit, Tim (Lori) Gapen of Sanford; three grandchildren: April, Jim and Jason Johnroe; brothers: Russell (Sue) Lather and Ken (Lynn) Lather and sisters: Tracey Lather, Jan Spears and Kerry Roch; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews; and special friend, Denelda Joseph of Skidway Lake. She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn. Funeral Service will take place 11 o'clock Wednesday morning at Stapish East Funeral Home (Essexville). Friends may call at Stapish East on Tuesday afternoon from 1 to 9 o'clock and on Wednesday from 10 o'clock until the time of service. Stapish East 955 Pine, Essexville
Robb, David "George"
Bay City, Michigan
Mr. Robb passed away Sunday morning, May 2, 1999 at Bay Medical Center. Age 88 years. The son of the late David and Katherine (Waybrandt) Robb was born September 16, 1910 in Bay City. He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, U.A.W. #362 Retirees Club and served with the U.S. Army during WWII. Mr. Robb retired from General Motors Powertrain Division, Bay City Plant. He is survived by his wife, the former Helen S. LaCombe whom he married on May 10, 1947 and they recently celebrated 52 years of marriage. Also surviving are his sister, Sarah Pratt of Bay City; two sisters-in-law and two brothers- in-law: Virginia LaCombe of Bay City, James Ralph of Bay City and Clare and Betty LaCombe of Largo, FL; his special friends, Anita Mueller and family; and his nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by three sisters, Jessie, Irene and Flora and his brother, Kenneth. Funeral and Committal Services will take place Tuesday, May 4, 1999 at 11:00 A.M. at Christ United Methodist Church. Officiating will be Rev. James Kellermann with private interment following in Oak Ridge Cemetery. Friends may call at the Gephart Funeral Home, Inc. Monday from 2:00 to 5:00 P.M. and from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M. He will be taken to the church to lie in state Tuesday from 10:00 A.M. until services. Memorial cards for Christ United Methodist Church will be available at the funeral home. Gephart Funeral Home, Inc. 201 W. Midland Street