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Michael John Cerase Obituary
CERASE Michael John Cerase, 87, was called home to his eternal father December 12th 2013. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend. He was born in Plains, PA on January 25th 1926 to Alphonso and Irene Cerase. He proudly served his country as a U.S. Marine during WWII. After serving his country he spent a few years working beside his father and brothers in the family produce business. He spent the next 60 plus years in the car business as a Ford dealer and as an accomplished car salesman. He was currently employed at Jacksonville Chrysler Jeep Dodge. He is pre-deceased by his daughter Denise and his son Michael. He is survived by his loyal and dedicated wife of 59 years Patricia Ryan Cerase, his daughters Michelle Snyder (Troy), Marisa Leaser (Paul), and Patrice Pruitt (George). He is also survived by his 10 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. He loved God, his family, and the car business. His service will be held on December 20th, 2013 at 11:00am at Christ the King Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Marine Corps Toys for Tots at www.toysfortots.org in the memory of Michael J Cerase. Semper Fi Please Sign the Guestbook @ Jacksonville.com
Published in the Florida Times-Union on Dec. 18, 2013
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