Obituaries

Philip Martin Androsky, Jr., age 80 of Three Rivers, died Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at Bowman House where he had resided the past three months.  He was born in Moundsville, West Virginia on May 16, 1939 the son of Philip M. and Ann (Prah) Androsky.  Phil graduated from Mendon High School with the...
Richard “Dick” Cripe, 87 of Centreville, passed away at his home surrounded by his family on July 22, 2019.Dick was born in Youngstown, Ohio on April 12, 1932, the son of Glen “Dutch” and Bess (Beaty) Cripe. He graduated from Morgan Park High School in Chicago in 1950 and received his Masters in...
“Drake” Frank Edward Ward, age 87, of Three Rivers, passed away July 17th surrounded by his devoted and loving family. He was born April 20, 1932 in Lancaster Wisconsin, the son of Lyle Ward and Eva (Tindell) Ward. He was a Staff Sargent in the US Air Force, from April 1951 until April 1955,...
  Edith Carolyn Howe (Touche) died peacefully on Feb. 8, 2019. She was born in Three Rivers on Aug. 16, 1926 while her parents were vacationing on Corey Lake. She grew up in Oak Park, Ill., and married Reid Howe in May 1947. Over the course of 20 years, they had eight children, all of whom were...
Robert W. (Bob) Zerfas passed away Monday, July 15, 2019.  He leaves behind his loving wife Patricia (Essig) of 58 years, five children Kelline (Michael) Holt, John, Norman (Kristin), Jeffrey (Monica), and   Benjamin (Deb), 11 grandchildren, a sister Evelyn Lynch, a brother Donald Zerfas and...
Stephen Stanley Bloom, age 68, of Three Rivers passed away in the late hours of Sunday, June 30, 2019 in his home surrounded by his loving family. Stephen was born on Oct. 8, 1950 the in Three Rivers the son of Stanley I. and Ada (Vandorn) Bloom. On Oct. 21, 1990 Stephen married his high school...
Marjorie L. Fisher, 89, passed away on July 8 at Three Rivers Hospital while surrounded by family. Marjorie is survived by her daughter, LuAnn Seely of Sturgis; son, David Fisher of Three Rivers; three grandchildren, Meagan Fisher, Thomas Fisher, and Analyse Seely; nine great grandchildren; one...
Fr. Jude Bell, monk of St. Gregory’s Abbey, an Episcopal Benedictine monastery in Three Rivers, Michigan, died peacefully on July 11, 2019, the Feast of St. Benedict. He was born as Roger Craig Bell on June 20, 1928 in Otwell, Indiana of William F. Bell, Sr. and Edna Craig Bell. He received an AB...
Charles M. Reed, 76, died peacefully on May 29, at his home in Olympia, Wash., surrounded by his family. Charlie was born Dec. 7, 1942 in Three Rivers to Gertrude (Bluck) Reed and R. Walter Reed. Charlie earned two BAs and a Masters. He spent his work life teaching math and science. Charlie also...
Herman Skelton, Jr., age 84 of Constantine, passed away Wednesday, July 10, at Heartland Health Care Center, Three Rivers. Herman was born in Constantine on Jan. 23, 1935, a son of Herman and Sadie (Thorn) Skelton, Sr. He graduated from Constantine High School in 1954 and served in the Army...

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