David S., Michele M. (Pilat) & Dawson J. Compo
Died suddenly in a tragic accident on January 2, 2021. David, Michele, and Dawson are survived by Janet Compo, Carole Smith, Christopher (Lisa) Compo, Paul (Annette) Compo, Mark Compo, Margaret (Jerry) Szpak, Paul Pilat, Cheryl (Jim) Andrews, and many cherished family members and friends.
David S. Compo and Michele M. Pilat were married on June 6, 1998; they spent 22 loving years devoted to one another. Four years after they married, they welcomed their son Dawson. Their love for family and God was unconditional.
David was President of Compo Builders, Inc., a custom home building and remodeling company. He co-founded the company with his brother Christopher in 2013. David was precise and intelligent; he loved his career, and it was evident in the work he produced. David had an adventurous spirit and liked to be outdoors hiking, climbing, extreme mountain biking, snowmobiling, and scuba diving. He was an Adult Leader with Troop 755 and went on multiple high adventure trips with his son. One of David's favorite things to do was fly, he had his pilot's license for many years and flew as often as he could. He was a philanthropist and incredibly generous with his time and talents.
Michele was the Secretary and Treasurer for Compo Builders, Inc. and worked as the company accountant. Her career was important, but family was the most important part of Michele's life. She was loyal, kind, and strong. She was an incredible cook and baker. Michele cooked healthy dishes and each year prepared the dough for hundreds of pierogis that she made with the help of her family. She was an avid reader, especially mysteries. Michele's happy place was the family cottage in Ontario, Canada where she would relax, go to the beach, and play games.
Dawson began working for the family company, Compo Builders, Inc. a few years ago. His job dutiesevolved from sweeper and cleaner to learning general carpentry skills, and most recently showing model homes. Dawson was a member of the Boy Scout Troop 755. He began as a cub scout progressed to a boy scout, he recently achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. His service project to become an Eagle Scout was rebuilding a shelter at Maybury State Park. An award ceremony was to take place this Spring. Dawson was an adventurous outdoorsman; he enjoyed hiking and extreme mountain biking with his dad. He was a 2020 graduate of Detroit Catholic Central and ran Track and Field. He also played the trombone for the CC band and was an emerging pianist. Dawson was a great friend and treasured the time he spent hanging out talking with friends.
A funeral mass was held on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church of Northville. In lieu of flowers please donate to a chosen charity listed in the full obituaries found at casterlinefuneralhome.com
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