Houlihan, John (Jack), Saginaw, Michigan

Barbara P. Frost

Beloved husband, father and grandfather passed away suddenly November 16, 2010 at home. Jack was the son of the late Francis and Agnes Houlihan. He was born in Culver City, California and moved to Michigan when he was a child. Jack married the love of his life, Dorothy (Sommerfield) November 8, 1947. Jack was the oldest of 11 children. Siblings who have survived him are: Jane (Donald) Grill of Fla., Thomas (Rose) Houlihan of Saginaw, Margaret (Thomas) Schultz of Fla., Kathleen (William) Bourdow of Pa., Patrick (Nancy) Houlihan of Saginaw, Michael (MaryLou) Houlihan of Saginaw. Sister In-law: June Sommerfield of Fl., Doreen Houlihan of Saginaw. Jack was predeceased by siblings: William Houlihan, Marion Kline, Ann Houlihan, Ruth Szabo and brother in-law’s Alex Szabo, Donald Sommerfield. Children are David (Nickie) Houlihan, Patricia (Joseph) Aspin and Karen (Thomas) Hagarty all of Saginaw. Grandchildren: Joshua (Kristen) Aspin, Hillary Aspin, Alex Kimmel, Dalton Fortier, Joel Hagarty and Emma Houlihan. Great Grandchildren: Aspin Stack, Owen Moeller and several nieces and nephews. Jack and his brother Bill were founders of Houlihan Brothers Builders, and Jack was a charter member and past president of the Saginaw Home Builders Association. He was a board member of the Michigan Home Builders Association, and member of the National Homebuilders Association. Jack was a lifetime member of the Spike club. Other associations were with Fordney Club, Knights of Columbus and a member of St. Stephen’s church. Jack was honorably discharged as a Navy Pilot, then drafted, and honorably discharged from the Marines during WWII. Jack continued to love to fly his own plane, and he and Dorothy traveled extensively. Jack had many dear friends that he enjoyed playing cards and golfing with over the years. Funeral Service will take place at 10:00 a.m. Friday, November 19, 2010 at St. Stephen’s Church, 1300 Malzahn, Saginaw. Interment will take place in Roselawn Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at The McIntyre Funeral Chapel, Inc., 500 N. Michigan Ave., where the family will be present on Thursday from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with rosary service presented by Knights of Columbus at 4:00 p.m. and again at the church from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the St. Stephen’s Parish or Alzheimer's Association. www.mcintyrefuneralchapel.com