Cato, Anthony Bruce, Bay City, Michigan

Passed away Friday, June 28, 2013, at the Aleda Lutz Veteran’s Adm. Medical Center. Age 75 years. The son of the late Alfonso and Ruth (Finley) Cato was born, October 3, 1937, in Detroit, Michigan. He was educated in the Detroit Public Schools and was awarded a scholarship to attend Aero-Mechanics School. After graduation, Anthony served with the U. S. Navy for 4 years. He had worked for Sears-Roebuck and in the Medical Field. He later owned and operated the Gift Shop located in the Bay Valley Hotel and Resort. Surviving are his cherished and loving friend, Joan Chase; a son, Derrick Cato; a daughter-in-law, Kelly (Brian) Cato; his beautiful granddaughter, Delaney Chase; his sister, Dianne Dixon; his brother, Phillip (Carol) Cato. He was predeceased by a son, Brian Cato and a brother, Michael Cato. The funeral service will take place on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at noon at the W. L. Case and Co. Funeral Chapel, 4480 Mackinaw Road, Saginaw, MI. Rev. Rob Richards will officiate with Military burial in Great Lakes National Cemetery. Friends may call at the Chapel from 10:00 a.m. Tuesday until the time of the funeral service. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider the charity of their choice. Anthony was an individual who was his own distinct self, with his own identity, who was like a snowflake that is different from all others. His abilities, talents, emotions, opinions, ideals and beliefs were all shaped with a pattern never seen before.