Raubinger, James L., Saginaw, Michigan

Beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather passed away Friday, June 18, 2010 at St. Mary’s of Michigan Medical Center. Age 85 years. Son of the late Edward and Mary (Delaney) Raubinger, James was born November 15, 1924 in Swartz Creek, Michigan. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. Jim married Geraldine C. Denomy on February 18, 1950. She predeceased him June 23, 2009. He graduated from General Motors Institute in 1951 with a degree in Industrial Engineering and was employed with Central Foundry Division of General Motors from graduation until his retirement in 1985. Jim was a member of St. Stephen Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus Council #4232 where he held many offices. Jim was a loving, patient man and was always a gentleman. He was a special dad. Surviving are three daughters, two sons and their spouses, Christine Ellen (Mark) Smith, Chino Valley, Arizona; Karen Louise (John) Bailey, San Antonio, Texas; Diane Marie (John) Lijewski, Rogers City; Daniel Francis (Deborah) Raubinger, Troy; Timothy James (Laura) Raubinger, Lansing; six grandchildren, Adam Elliot (Michelle) Bailey, Nathaniel Patrick Bailey, Matthew Daniel Raubinger, Sarah Elizabeth Raubinger, James Patrick Raubinger, John Timothy Raubinger; a great-granddaughter, Allison Elise Bailey; several nieces and nephews. Jim was preceded in death by his brother Charles Raubinger and two sisters, Catherine Raubinger and Mary Elizabeth Ciavarella. The Raubinger family would like to extend their gratitude to the staff at Caretel Inns of Tri-Cities and Visiting Angels for the love, care and support they have given. Funeral Liturgy will take place at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 23, 2010 at St. Stephen Catholic Church. Rev. Fr. James Heller and Rev. Fr. William Taylor will officiate with burial in St. Andrew Cemetery. Friends may call at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Road, (between Shattuck and McCarty), where the family will be present on Tuesday from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Wednesday at St. Stephen Catholic Church from 9:00 a.m. until time of Mass. The Knights of Columbus Council # 4232 will pray the Rosary at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday and a Vigil Service will take place at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to St. Stephen Catholic Church or Eastside Soup Kitchen. www.snowfuneralhome.net