Shripka, James T., Saginaw Township, Michigan

Passed away Tuesday, January 27, 2015, leaving his wife, Jean; his brother, Ronald (Brenda) Shripka, Rhode Island; his sister, Janet Hahn, Indiana. Jim wrote, “You won’t be reading my autobiography here; instead, how I feel for what’s about to come. To Jean, relatives, wonderful neighbors and friends, I’ve secretly waited ten years to make this journey and I know it’s going to be the best I’ve ever taken. I’m sure what I’m about to experience will once again take my breath away. Sometimes obstacles in your path are not obstacles; they ARE the path. It’s a beautiful day. Glad to be a part of it.” Honoring Jim’s wishes cremation has taken place. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the American Cancer Society.