Harvey Joseph Maveal
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Harvey Joseph Maveal

Garden City - Harvey Joseph Maveal, age 72, passed away on November 14, 2020 at his home in the care of his children. He served in the Vietnam War and earned the honor of three Purple Hearts. He worked for over 40 years with Detroit Edison Co., first as a lineman and later as a general supervisor at DTE Energy. Harvey was son of Harvey E. and Catherine Maveal. One of eight children, he was a generous and caring person throughout his life. Harvey will be especially remembered for his remarkable efforts to honor his parents' legacy and keep their scores of descendants connected to each other in recent years. Harvey is survived by his children, Christine (James) Sheldon and Jeffrey Maveal, grandchildren Andrew, Alec, Chloe, Sara (Lyndsey Kornfehl), Jeffrey (Michelle), and Julia and two beloved great-grandchildren, Gavin and Simone; his former wife, Sherry Hurst; his siblings Donald (Randi), Sandy, Susan, Donna, Gary (Jackie), and Cindy (Harry Harrison). Along with his dear parents, Harvey was preceded in death by his brother Dennis, who held a special place in his heart. In accordance with his wishes, cremation has taken place and he will be laid to rest with his mother following an Honor Guard ceremony at a date to be determined. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations in Harvey's name to the Wounded Warrior Project or Michigan Humane Society.

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Published in The Detroit News & Detroit Free Press from Nov. 17 to Nov. 22, 2020.
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November 25, 2020
Harvey was a truly kind person. He was a hard worker who loved to keep busy. At the same time he never seemed to be hurried, even when he made it obvious that haste was preferred. He was a unique soul, and he will be missed by everybody he touched. I extend my deepest sorrow and sympathy to the family he left behind. But go forward knowing Harvey carries a true bounty of Love along with him into the next chapter. God bless.
Steven C Switzer
November 21, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Janet Janovich
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