Jack T. Tany, Saginaw, Michigan

Barbara P. Frost

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Beloved father and grandfather passed away Monday, August 31, 2009 at the Aleda E. Lutz VA Medical Center. Age 77 years. Son of the late Jack and Mary Ann (Chalenko) Tany, Jack was born May 6, 1932 in Saginaw, Michigan. He served in the U.S. Army as a Corporal during the Korean War. Jack married Joan Stachura on January 8, 1954. She predeceased him July 4, 1980. He began his 19 year career for the City of Zilwaukee as Superintendent of Public Works before being appointed co-City Manager and then City Manager. Prior to working for the City of Zilwaukee he was employed in the construction industry with Otto Taylor Construction Co., Sargent Sand and Gravel Co. and Weissman Construction Co. Jack retired from the City of Cadillac in 1992. He was a member of the Sons of Italy Sacra Famiglia Lodge 2456, Korean War Veterans Association, honorary member of the Zilwaukee Jaycees, and past member of American Legion Post #439 and Disabled American Veterans Chapter #117. Jack enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, woodworking, trips to the casino and spending time with his children and grandchildren. He was also an avid Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Lions fan. Jack received notable recognition for the development of the City of Zilwaukee’s Industrial Park and his heroic action saving the lives of two young children in Cadillac. Surviving are four daughters and one son, Cheryl and Mike Wagner of Saginaw Township, Pamela Bremer of Saginaw Township, Jack B. Tany of Carrollton Township, Deena Holley of Saginaw Township and Michelle and Tim Bell of Freeland; 9 grandchildren, Jason and Jeff Dupuis, Nicole Wagner, Sam and Joe Tany, Brendan and Brent Bremer, Brooke and Blake Bell; his sister, Mary Ann Bishop, Saginaw; several nieces, nephews and cousins. The family would like to thank his close friends Francis McKenna and Ric Guarnieri. Jack was preceded in death by his son-in-law, Thomas Holley and his sister, Angeline McAnany. Funeral service will take place 10:00 a.m. Thursday, September 3, 2009 at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Rd. (between Shattuck and McCarty). Rev. Fr. Jack Johnson will officiate. Burial will take place in Mt. Olivet Cemetery with Military Honors conducted by American Legion Post #439. Friends may call at the funeral home where the family will be present on Wednesday from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until time of service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the Korean War Veterans Memorial or Sons of Italy Scholarship Fund.