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Julius A. Schensky Obituary
SCHENSKY, JULIUS A.; of Clarkston; February 14, 2013; age 98. Longtime Detroit area industrialist in the tool and die industry. Born February 16, 1914 in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, the son of a coal miner, his family moved to Detroit in the early 1920's. He first started as a journeyman, then a die maker at Superior Tool & Die in Detroit. His skills took him to Heidrich Tool & Die as a master die maker, rising to plant superintendant and eventually co-owner and vice president of Heidrich Tool and Die of Oak Park, Michigan, the 3rd largest tool and die operation within the state of Michigan serving Ford, General Motors and Chrysler. Well known within the industry, Julius was consulted on the material and shape of the first nose cone for the space program. Julius befriended an up and coming inventor in the 1960's, Stan Ovshinsky, leasing space to him for his lab in the back of the plant. His zest for life included golfing, being a 60 plus year member of Plum Hollow Golf and Country Club of Southfield, Michigan, and a regular yearly participant in the Ross Miller American Cancer Society Golf Classic in Las Vegas, Nevada. Julius was also an avid semi-pro bowler. He and his wife were past members of the NOMADS, as they enjoyed world traveling. Julius was a past member of the Detroit Cardinal's Club and benefactor of many Catholic charities. Most of all he was a devoted father and mentor to others. He is predeceased by his wife, Michaleen; and his seven siblings. Father of Sharon (Ted) Keranen and Ron (Elizabeth) Schensky; grandfather of Michael G. (Mallery) Schuplin, Jr., Eric (Mary Anne) Schensky, Jaimie, and Andrea Schensky; great grandfather of Michael G. Schuplin, III; step-grandfather of Tamara Keranen, Laura Keranen, Ted (Linnyea) Keranen, Jr., Kathleen (Steve) Dell, Karol Keranen, Thomas Keranen and Todd (Tracie) Keranen; special uncle to many nephews and nieces, especially Genevieve Robb and Dee Mischik of Arizona. Julius was also survived by many extended family and friends. Funeral Service Saturday, 10 a.m. at Lewis E. Wint and Son Funeral Home, Clarkston where friends may visit Friday 5 to 8 p.m. Internment at All Saints Cemetery. Online guestbook
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Published in The Oakland Press from Feb. 15 to Feb. 16, 2013
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