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Charles Lee Smithson

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Charles Lee Smithson Obituary
SMITHSON, CHARLES LEE; of Waterford; passed October 18, 2012; age 84. Survived by his wife of 47 years, Roberta; dear father of Tamara Bloom (Daniel), stepfather of the late Michael Schultz, Gail Schultz, and Patricia Shepanek (Larry); grandfather of Chad Schultz (Danyail) and Brian Shepanek; great grandfather of Hailey Schultz; brother of Robert (the late Norma), the late Betty Ockerman, the late Helen DeGroff (the late Robert), William (Charlotte), Joan Smith (Bill), and James (Rita). Also survived by "Tessie Girl" the schnauzer; and many nieces, nephews, neighbors, and friends. Chuck was a veteran of the U.S. Navy based in the Philippines during W.W.II. He retired from General Motors Truck and Bus as an engineer and was known as "The Go-To Guy" because he could fix anything. He was a member the National Ski Patrol at Teeple Hill and then at Alpine Valley for 25 years. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly. Memorial contributions may be made to Community Bible Church. Arrangements by the RIVERSIDE CHAPEL, Simpson-Modetz Funeral Home, Waterford. Online guest book
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Published in The Oakland Press on Nov. 4, 2012
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