David S. Michele M. and Dawson J. (Pilat) Compo
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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. The family deeply appreciates your kind words, thoughts, and prayers.

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Published in Hometown Weekly Newspapers from Jan. 11 to Jan. 14, 2021.
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January 22, 2021
They were truly a beautiful family. If they could tell us one thing now that they're in eternity, it would be a message of salvation. To believe on the Lord Jesus, the only way to heaven. Not church, not Mary, not tradition. But Jesus alone. "There is salvation in no one else. For there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved" (Acts 4:12). None of us are promised tomorrow.
January 18, 2021
David's Dad & Mom Jim and Janet were high school close friends. I was best man at Jim & Janet's wedding. I met David and Micheal at Jim & Janet's 50th wedding Anniversary party. and most of the family.
I haven't been able to contact Janet in several years. Hope she reads this and contacts me.
My condolences to Janet and all the Compo family, such a tragedy. I know David was an excellent pilot and this mishap was completely un-contemplated.
Rest well - - - David, Michele and Dawson. you-all and Jim are together.

Dan J. Peterson
January 13, 2021
Please know that my love, thoughts and prayers go out to this amazing family.
Janet, Chris, Lisa, Chris and Spencer, I wish there were words of comfort I could give you right now. The years of memories, love and respect my husband Spencer felt toward all of you endured me to you.
God bless and comfort this family in their hour of need.
Denise Cottingham
January 13, 2021
David, Michelle, and Dawson were the nicest family! We were in Catholic classes with them back in 2011 and Dave's humor made our entire class laugh at a time when we were all a bit nervous and getting to know one another. Their smiles and personalities were so kind and sincere; Michelle was a sweet lady and their son was adorable. No matter when we ran into Dave, he could make us giggle every time:) They truly added a light to the rooms they were in and we will miss them. God Bless, The McLeods
Daniel and Tracey McLeod
January 11, 2021
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January 11, 2021
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January 11, 2021
Our deepest condolences are with the entire family during this very difficult time. God Bless all of you!
Rob & Cynthia Straky
January 10, 2021
David, Michelle and Dawson were a great family. We shared many overnight Scouting experiences with them as our Sons attained Eagle Rank. We will truly miss them, as they will be in our Community’s hearts forever.
Andrew, Monifa, Bryan Henry
January 10, 2021
David, Michelle and Dawson were a lovely family. We shared many Scouting overnight camping experiences that we’ll continue to cherish with Dawson’s Eagle Scout brothers. We will miss the family greatly. They will forever be in our community’s hearts.
Monifa Henry
January 10, 2021
Sending my deepest condolences .
Fly high David and family
Teresa Bartig
January 9, 2021
he was my middle brother and a very talented man. Michele was a very committed wife and their son Dawson had his whole life ahead of him. I will be sorry to miss that experience!
Carole Compo Smith Parker
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