Favara, Joseph D., Saginaw, Michigan

Barbara P. Frost

Passed away on Tuesday, August 17, 2010 at his home surrounded by his family. He was 89 years old. Joseph Dominic Favara was born on May 14, 1921, in Saginaw, to the late Peter P. and Emma G. (Bommarito) Favara. He married Helen A. Ponichtera on October 7, 1950, in Saginaw; she preceded him in death on December 11, 1997. Joseph proudly served his country during World War II, in the United States Army, from September 26, 1942 through December 2, 1945. He also worked for Saginaw Steering Gear, Plant 2, retiring after 40 years of service. Joseph was a past member of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church and a former member of the Carrollton VFW Post #1859. Surviving are three daughters and a son: Linda (Patrick) Henderson, Cathy (Rick) Davila, Joseph (Robin) Favara, and Carol (Mike) Kostick; 11 grandchildren: Jennifer (Kevin) Stempky, Justin Ducham, Linsey (Jeffrey) Konieczny, Lisa (Travis) Knight, Ashley (Mike) Sierocki, Joseph, Tony and Kelly Favara, Stephanie Cruz and her boyfriend Paul Carmona, Jimmy “Jimbo” Woodrow, and Sara Woodrow; two great grandchildren: Emma and Connor Stempky; one brother, Dominic Favara and a sister, Catherine Hickson. The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to those who provided care to ensure dad remained happy and comfortable over the past several months in his home: Brian Poppe, Tim Travis, Tracy Ware, Jimmy “Jimbo” Woodrow, Penny Miller and Nancy Ponce, and to Heidi Rethman with Hospice of Hope. Joseph’s funeral service will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 21, 2010 at Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter Road (off State). Rev. Fr. Frank Voris, OFMCap will officiate. Entombment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Mausoleum. Military Honors will be conducted at the mausoleum under the auspices of VFW Post #1859. Friends are welcome to visit with the family on Friday, August 20, 2010 from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. and at the funeral home on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society and the American Diabetes Association. Please feel free to share your thoughts and memories with the family at the funeral home, church or through www.deislerfuneralhome.com