Uhrich, Mary J., Saginaw, Michigan


Passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2013, at the Cartwright Hospice Residence. Age 87 years. Mary Jean Portice was born on September 15, 1925, in Saginaw, to the late Robert and Irene (Perry) Portice. She was married to Harold (Speedie) Uhrich on August 20, 1945. He predeceased her on December 22, 1975. Mary was a 1943 graduate of Arthur Hill High School. She was a member of St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church on Brockway. Mary retired from Branch Motor in 1982. She was also a member of Teamster’s Union #486. Mary is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Jack (Deana) Uhrich; three grandsons, Christopher (Cherie) Uhrich, Michael (Brigette) Uhrich, Thomas (Jill) Uhrich; two great-grandsons, Matthew and Wyatt Uhrich; three great-granddaughters, Rylie, Ella and Addison Uhrich; two sisters, Joyce (Arnie) Bittner and Irene Simon; several nieces and nephews. Mary was also predeceased by her brother, Robert Portice, and her sister, Florence Kelly. Funeral and committal services will take place on Friday, June 7, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church, 4705 Brockway Road. The Rev. Daniel P. Garbow will officiate. Private burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery. Friends are welcome to visit with the family at the Wakeman Funeral Home, Inc., 1218 N. Michigan Ave., on Thursday from 2:00-8:00 p.m., then at the church on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services. Memorial contributions may be given to St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church or American Diabetes Association. Memories and sympathies of Mary may be shared with the family on her memorial website at WakemanFuneralHome.com.