Michael E. Rhodes Marine City Michael E. Rhodes, 90, of Marine City, entered Eternal Life on Monday, April 8, 2013. He was born in Tonawanda, NY on January 10, 1923, a son to the late Michael and Mary Rhodes. He married Virginia Louise Hubbard on June 30, 1950. Mr. Rhodes served in the U.S. Navy during WW II, earning 13 Battle Stars, a Purple Heart, and a personal commendation from Admiral Nimitz. Rhodes went on to play football at the University of Syracuse and the University of Buffalo, completing a Masters Degree in Special Education. His passion was coaching football. He had guided several high school championship programs as well as college, semi-pro and pro teams. Coach Rhodes has been honored in the University of Buffalo Athletic Hall of Fame as well as he Detroit Catholic League Hall of Fame. He is also remembered for influencing high school students toward a college education through athletic scholarships. He finished a rewarding teaching career as Head of Department in Special Education of the Troy School District. Surviving are his wife, Virginia; children, Roberta (Michael) Paquette of Clinton Twp., Michael (Kathryn) Rhodes of Marine City, Teri (John) Heintz of China Twp., Amy Rhodes of Chicago IL, Daniel (Saeng) Rhodes of East China, Shannon (Lance) Polley of Sterling Hts. and Marc (Cindi) Rhodes of St. Clair; and several grandchildren. Mr. Rhodes was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter, Patricia; brothers, Albert and Sherwood Rhodes; his sister, Margaret Long; and son-in-law, Jim Rose. Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, April 13, 2013, at 11 a.m. in Our Lady on the River Parish's Holy Cross Catholic Church, Marine City, with the family receiving visitors in Bower-Rose Funeral Home, Marine City, on Friday from 1 p.m. until 8 P.M. and in the church on Saturday 10:30 - 11a.m. Rosary will be prayed in the funeral home on Friday at 7 P.M. www.bowerrosefuneralhome.com
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222 N. Main Street Marine City, MI 48039
Published in The Times Herald on Apr. 10, 2013