Pickard Jr., John N., Saginaw, Michigan

Loving partner, father, grandfather and brother passed away Monday January 14, 2013 at Covenant Healthcare Cooper Campus. Age 87 years. Son of the late John and Luella (Guerin) Pickard, John was born December 22, 1925 in Zilwaukee, Michigan. He served in the U.S. Army and Merchant Marines. John was the owner and operator of Tri-Steel and Delta Steel. Surviving are his loving partner of 45 years, Dorothy S. Greketis, Saginaw; three daughters, Kim Pickard, Florida; Jacque LaBreche, Florida; Jamie Pickard, Albuquerque, New Mexico; two step- children, Lori and Mark Katz, Saginaw; Michael and Melodie Greketis, Saginaw; 10 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; his sister, Rose and Chet Hill, Saginaw; many nieces and nephews. John was preceded in death by a grandson, James Pickard; a step-daughter, Cathy Leuenberger; two sisters and two brothers, Laurel Miller, Annabelle Tucker, Jim and Bob Pickard. Honoring Mr. Pickard’s wishes cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will take place on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Road (between Shattuck and McCarty). Sister Marie Markel, IHM will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home where the family will be present on Thursday from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to American Heart Association. www.snowfuneralhome.net