Martuch, Robert Joseph, Saginaw, Michigan

Passed away on Saturday, December 15, 2012 at his home. He was 88 years of age. Robert Joseph Martuch was born on July, 27, 1924 in Saginaw to the late Stephen L. and Outia (Yake) Martuch. He was married to Joanne Mary Surian on April 3, 1948 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church. She preceded him in death on June 18, 1988. Bob proudly served his country in the Navy during World War II. He had been employed with Consumers Power Company for 39 years until his retirement in 1987. He attended Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Bob was an avid bird hunter and fisherman. He was a big Detroit Lions fan. Surviving are his life companion; Antoinette “Toni” Sanburn, two sons and two daughters; Robert S. (LeeAnn) Martuch, Nancy A. Pasel and Julie Adams, Kathaleen M. Smith, and Joseph C. (Kristin) Martuch, seven grandchildren; Scott Pasel, Aaron Pasel and Jennifer Pasel, Gretchen Martuch, Zachary Martuch, Jeremy Martuch and Allison Martuch, two great grandchildren; Seth and Carter Pasel. Also surviving are two sisters; Sally (Leon) Bush and Lynn (William) Case. Bob’s Funeral Liturgy will take place on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1035 N. River Road. Rev. Fr. David L. Parsch will officiate. Right of Committal will follow in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Friends are welcome to visit with Bob’s family at the Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter Road (off State), on Monday, December 17, 2012 from 3:00-9:00 p.m. Bob will lie in state at Holy Spirit on Tuesday morning from 9:00 a.m. until the time of Mass. In lieu of flowers those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDFR Cure for Type 1 Diabetes). Please feel free to share your thoughts and memories with Bob’s family at the funeral home, church or through