Shreve, Bertram F., Saginaw, Michigan

Beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother passed away Monday, September 19, 2011 at his home with his family at his side. Age 72 years. Son of the late Bertram W. and Anita (Gillman) Shreve, Bert was born February 22, 1939 in Saginaw, Michigan. He married Colette M. Herzberg, his loving wife of 50 years, on October 7, 1961. She survives him. Bert was employed at the U.S. Postal Service, as a mail carrier, for 40 years retiring in 1998. He served as treasurer for the National Association of Letter Carriers Branch #74 for 30 years. He was a member of St. Stephen Catholic Church. Bert enjoyed his yard, the casino and especially his grandchildren. Surviving besides his wife Colette are one son, one daughter and their spouses, Richard and Tracy Shreve, Standish; Lynn Rice, Aurora, Colorado; four grandchildren, Jordan, Jessica, Jakob and Jamisen ; his brother, Gerald and Arloa Shreve, Saginaw; several sisters-in-law, brothers –in-law, nieces and nephews. Bert was preceded in death by his son James Shreve in 1997; his daughter, Gail Shreve in 1962; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ralph and Angeline Herzberg. Funeral Liturgy will take place on Friday, September 23, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Stephen Catholic Church. Rev. Fr. James G. Heller 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 Thursday from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Friday at St. Stephen Catholic Church from 9:00 a.m. until time of Mass. A Vigil Service will take place at 7:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to St. Mary’s Seton Cancer Institute or St. Stephen Catholic Church.