MacDonald, Robert V., Saginaw, Michigan

Passed away into the loving arms of his Lord and Savior Wednesday, February 23, 2011. Age 78 years. The son of the late William and Bernadette (Blust) MacDonald, Robert was born June 19, 1932 in Saginaw, Michigan. He married Mona Summerfield, his loving wife of 58 years, on September 27, 1952. She survives him. Robert graduated from St. Andrew High School in 1950. He then attended Indiana Technical College where he earned a degree in mechanical engineering. He was employed at Saginaw Steering Gear until his retirement in 1991. Robert served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War aboard the U.S.S. Dyess. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church where he served as a past member of the Parish Council, Finance Commission and hospitality ministry. Robert enjoyed time spent with his family, traveling, camping, sailing and painting in oils. Surviving besides his wife Mona are four children, Bill MacDonald, Mark (Becky) MacDonald, Brian (Tracey) MacDonald, Michelle (Mark) Levy; 10 grandchildren, Tara, Robert III, Jason, Sarah, Jaime, Bill, Breiana, Jeremiah MacDonald, Jacob and Mallory Levy; two great-grandchildren, Emily and Marcus; four brothers and two sisters, Eugene (Janice) MacDonald, Larry (Charlene) MacDonald, Doug (Theresa) MacDonald, Joseph MacDonald, Rita (Tony) Reyes, Frances (John) Heintz; a very close brother-in-law, Vernon (Peggy) Summerfield; many nieces and nephews; also surviving is a very good friend, Joe (Racheal) Katz. Robert was preceded in death by a son, Robert V. MacDonald Jr., in March of 1977. Robert received very good care and concern during his fight with cancer. With special thanks to the physicians and nurses at University of Michigan Hospital, Dr. Ernie Balcueva and staff, V.N.A. Hospice and to a special neighbor, Shelly Mott. Funeral Liturgy will take place at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, February 26, 2011 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 545 Mapleridge in Carrollton. Rev. Fr. Ronald Dombrowski will officiate. Interment will follow in Eastlawn Memorial Gardens where military honors will be provided by V.F.W. Post #1859. Friends may call at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Road, (between Shattuck and McCarty), where the family will be present on Friday from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Saturday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church from 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass. A Vigil Service, led by Sr. Virginia Scalley SNDdeN, will take place at 7:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church or V.N.A. Hospice.