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John Gerald Gazette

August 3, 1931 October 7, 2019
John Gerald Gazette
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Obituary for John Gerald Gazette

John Gerald Gazette was born on Aug. 3, 1931 in Detroit to John and Loretta Gazette. He was their only child. His dad worked at Ford Motor Company and later would retire and move with his wife to Brunswick, Georgia.

John grew up in Detroit and attended Mackenzie High School. He earned an engineering degree from Purdue University in 1953 and then entered the Army where he met his wife Josephine Saponaro – they were married in 1955. John, like his father, worked at Ford Motor Company as a mechanical engineer for 30 years before retiring in 1983.

John and Josephine are survived by their 4 children - John (Dorothy) Valerie (Rick), Pamela (Jim) and Lawrence (Joann). Josephine passed away in 1992.

In 1998, John married Rosa Lee Farrand. They loved to travel and spend time with their children and grandchildren…. John also loved to play golf and was very active at Ward Presbyterian Church serving on several committees and groups.

John is also survived by his 18 grandchildren, Charlie (Erica), Wesley, Jake and Scott Forbes, John and Jacqueline Gazette, Amanda (Matt) Ruffner, Chelsea (Alex) Rosen, Tyler and Gracie Vespa, Zachary, Madison, Sydney and Braydon Gazette, Jamie (Ryan) Draper, Jessica (Michael) Zukowski, Jenna and Jacob Hall and 8 great grandchildren, Maseo, Uriah, Rhett and Charis Ruffner, James Forbes, Hazel Rosen, Mason Draper and Ariana Zukowski.

A memorial service will be held at Lynch and Sons Funeral Home, 340 North Pontiac Trail, Walled Lake (3 Blocks South of Maple Rd.) Saturday 10:30 AM. Friends may visit Friday 3-7 PM and Saturday 9:30 AM until time of service.

In lieu of flowers, the family appreciates donations to The Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation https://www.alzinfo.org/about/

Previous Events

Visitation

Friday

11

Oct

3:00 PM 10/11/2019 3:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 10/11/2019 7:00:00 PM
Lynch & Sons Funeral Home - Walled Lake

340 North Pontiac Trail
Walled Lake, MI 48390

Lynch & Sons Funeral Home - Walled Lake
340 North Pontiac Trail Walled Lake 48390 MI
United States

Visitation

Saturday

12

Oct

9:30 AM 10/12/2019 9:30:00 AM - 10:30 AM 10/12/2019 10:30:00 AM
Lynch & Sons Funeral Home - Walled Lake

340 North Pontiac Trail
Walled Lake, MI 48390

Lynch & Sons Funeral Home - Walled Lake
340 North Pontiac Trail Walled Lake 48390 MI
United States

Service

Saturday

12

Oct

10:30 AM 10/12/2019 10:30:00 AM
Lynch & Sons Funeral Home - Walled Lake

340 North Pontiac Trail
Walled Lake, MI 48390

Lynch & Sons Funeral Home - Walled Lake
340 North Pontiac Trail Walled Lake 48390 MI
United States

Memorial Contribution

The Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation

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