Cripps, Robert A., Clinton Township, MI, Formerly of Saginaw, Michigan


Beloved husband, father and grandfather passed away Friday, May 20, 2011 at Mt. Clemens Regional Medical Center. Age 84 years. The son of the late Clifford and Gertrude (Wells) Cripps, Bob was born on August 3, 1926 in Bay City, Michigan. Bob served in the United States Navy during WWII on the USS Wichita. He married Pauline M. Henry, his loving wife of 57 years, on October 15, 1953. She survives him. Bob was a salesman for Cadillac Overall Supply for over 30 years retiring in 1983. Bob was an avid bowler and was a member of the Bowling Hall of Fame for his 300 game when he was 75. He also enjoyed golfing, rollerblading and especially speed skating. Bob enjoyed music and played the guitar. Bob was a long time Detroit Tigers and Lions fan. Bob and Pauline are charter members of St. Stephen Catholic Church. He was a member of American Legion Post #439. Surviving besides his wife Pauline are three sons and one daughter, David R. Cripps and his wife Gabi Silver, Huntington Woods, Michigan; Thomas C. Cripps, San Diego, California; William J. Cripps, Suwanee, Georgia; Sherry L. (Phillip) Patrona, Harrison Township, Michigan; eight grandchildren, Tatiana, Natalie, Megan, Kelsey, Caroline, Parker, Carson and Blake; sister-in-law, Evelyn M. Brandi, Saginaw; nieces, Dianne, Debi, Patti and Mary. Bob was preceded in death by a son Paul H. Cripps on September 25, 1955, and a brother, Clifford D. Cripps Jr. Funeral Liturgy will take place on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Stephen Catholic Church. Rev. Fr. Richard Jozwiak will officiate. Burial will take place in St. Andrew Cemetery with Military Honors presented by American Legion Post #439. 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. until 8:00 p.m. and on Wednesday at the church from 9:00 a.m. until the time of Mass. A Vigil Service, led by Pastoral Associate Audrey Wilson, will take place at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Michigan Parkinson Disease Foundation or American Cancer Society. www.snowfuneralhome.net