Crevia, Jr., Howard Franklin, Saginaw Township, Michigan

Died on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at Covenant Heath Care, surrounded by family. He was 89 years old. Howard Crevia Jr. was born on December 11, 1923 to the late Howard F. and Gladys (Erway) Crevia. He married Mary Ruth (Mooney) on April 10, 1948; she survives him. Howard graduated from Fairfield Community High School, Fairfield, IL. He then proudly served in the United States Army during World War II as Military Police in North Africa. Howard attended Bay City Junior College, Spartan School of Aeronautics, and was a graduate of The Real Estate Alumni of the University of Michigan. He was a real estate broker, builder, and appraiser until his retirement. He served on the Board of Review in Saginaw Township for seven years and was the founder of St. Thomas Aquinas Athletic Association and was its first basketball coach. Howard also was a member of the American Legion Post #439, a Past President of the International Association of Pet Cemeteries, Founded and Operated the Memorial Pet Cemetery, and a faithful member of the St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. In Howard’s spare time, he was a licensed pilot and enjoyed fishing. Surviving are wife of 65 years, Mary Ruth; son, Howard III and wife, Virginia Crevia; granddaughter, Michelle Marie and husband, Nick Hull; grandson, David Howard Crevia; sisters, Nancy Laski and Theresa Sue Crevia; and many nieces and nephews. Howard was preceded in death by his brother, Edward and sisters, Maxine and Mary. Funeral Liturgy will take place on Monday, February 11, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 5380 State St. Rev. Fr. Randy Kelly will officiate. Rite of Committal will follow in St. Andrew Cemetery. Friends are welcome to visit at Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter Road (off State Street), on Sunday from 1:00-8:00 p.m. On Monday morning, Howard will be taken to church to lie in state from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to St. Thomas Aquinas Church or Charity of Choice. Arrangements are entrusted to Deisler Funeral Home. Please share your thoughts and memories with Howard’s family at the funeral home, church, or online at