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John D. Ezop, 89

  John D. Ezop, beloved husband, father and grandfather passed away Thursday, February 18, 2021 at Edgewood Assisted Living. Age 89 years. The son of the late John K. and Wanda (Cherry) Ezop, John was born April 13, 1931 in Saginaw, Michigan. He married Rita Marie Nowicki, his loving wife of 58 years, on October 13, 1962. She survives him. John was employed as an engineer at Saginaw Steering Gear for 25 years until his retirement in 1988. He was a member of Blessed Trinity Catholic Church in Frankenmuth and Knights of Columbus Council #7233. John was active with Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts of America and had volunteered for the Michigan Blood Bank for 10 years. He enjoyed gardening, sports and traveling.

  Surviving besides his wife Rita are one daughter, one son and their spouses, Amy (George) Misca, Chicago, Nicholas Ezop and Tracy Behm, Mokena, Illinois; three grandchildren, Gabriella Misca, Bradley and Marc Ezop; several nieces and nephews. John was preceded in death by his siblings, Mary Wanda Ezop, O.P., Franklin D. Ezop, Ronald A. Ezop and Alexandra Tasler.

  Funeral liturgy took place Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at Blessed Trinity Catholic Church in Frankenmuth. Rev. Fr. Patrick Jankowiak officiated with burial in Blessed Trinity Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Blessed Trinity Catholic Church of Frankenmuth.

Rita M. Ezop, 85

  Rita M. Ezop, beloved mother and grandmother passed away Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at Edgewood Assisted Living. Age 85 years. The daughter of the late Frank and Sadie (Wachadlo) Nowicki, Rita was born October 12, 1935 in Saginaw, Michigan. She married John D. Ezop, her loving husband of 58 years, on October 13, 1962. He predeceased her February 18, 2021. Rita was employed as a teacher at Bridgeport Spaulding School District for seven years and then as a clerk at Bronner’s CHRISTmas Wonderland in Frankenmuth for 19 years. She was a member of Blessed Trinity Catholic Church in Frankenmuth and its Women’s Group as well as the League of Catholic Women. Rita volunteered for many years at Habitat for Humanity and enjoyed traveling and reading.

  Surviving are one daughter, one son and their spouses, Amy (George) Misca, Chicago; Nicholas Ezop and Tracy Behm, Mokena, Illinois; three grandchildren, Gabriella Misca, Bradley and Marc Ezop; one sister, Jeannine Jordan; two sisters-in-law, Brenda Nowicki and Kathryn Nowicki; several nieces and nephews. Rita was preceded in death by two sisters and four brothers, Barbara Ezop, Francis Nowicki, Joseph Nowicki, Marlene Ecarius, Conrad Nowicki and Michael Nowicki.

  Funeral Liturgy will take place at noon Monday, March 1, 2021 at Blessed Trinity Catholic Church in Frankenmuth. Rev. Fr. Patrick Jankowiak will officiate with burial in Blessed Trinity Cemetery. Friends may visit at Blessed Trinity Church where the family will be present on Monday from 11am until time of Mass. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Blessed Trinity Catholic Church of Frankenmuth.

 

David James Althaus, 61

  David James Althaus, 61, of Chapel Hill, NC, passed away peacefully February 10, 2021. Born on August 14, 1959 in Saginaw, MI, he was the son of Fred Althaus and Carolyn Cunningham.

  David graduated from Frankenmuth High School and Ferris State University (Professional Golf Management) earning a Bachelor’s Degree in business administration.

  He served as Assistant Golf Professional at several well-known facilities including Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, MD. David was Head Golf Professional at Green Hill Club, Salisbury, MD and Park Hills Country Club in Altoona, PA. He was a Life Member of the PGA (Professional Golf Association) of America.

  David was devoted to his family. He is survived by his wife Laurie Althaus and her daughter Cate, Chapel Hill; parents Fred (Nancy) Althaus, Salisbury, MD and Carolyn Cunningham, Anderson, IN; brothers William (Marie) Althaus, Frankenmuth, Michael (Cybelé) Althaus, Silver Springs, MD and numerous uncles, aunts and cousins.

  Arrangements were handled by the Cremation Society of the Carolinas https://cremnc.com/obituary/david-althaus. Memorial donations may be made through the State Employees Credit Union, 1010 S. Hamilton Rd., Chapel Hill, NC 27516, Cathleen Johnson, Special Memorial Account Manager.


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