Alexander V. Menapace

Alexander V. Menapace

June 27, 1927 - February 21, 2021
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Alexander V. Menapace,

Carrollton Twp., Michigan

Alexander V. Menapace, age 93, devoted and loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and great-grandfather passed away on Sunday, February 21, 2021 at Bickford Cottage Assisted Living, where he resided. Alex was born on June 27, 1927 in Trinidad, Colorado, to Premo and Anna Menapace. After Alex’s father passed away, when he was a young boy, the family moved to Bridgeport, Michigan where Alex attended Bridgeport Community Schools until the eighth grade, when he and his twin brother (Art) worked to help support the family. Alex served in the Army Military Police. He married Meretta A. Bennett on May 26, 1951. Alex worked for Blair Transit, GLX Great Lakes Express and Bender & Loudon. Back in his early days of driving, he attended many driving rodeos and took first place in many of them. He also won awards for his safe and excellent driving.

Surviving are two children, Jill (Ted) Matthews, East Tawas; Mark (Lori) Menapace, Saginaw; six grandchildren, Sara (Jon) Innes, Jon (Ashley) Gerow, Gina (Ben) Murphy, Jonathan Matthews, Brandon (Ashleigh) Menapace and Brittany Menapace; eight great-grandchildren, Adam and Kelsey Innes, Ellie, Charlie, Colton Gerow, Claire Murphy, Kinsley and Hudson Menapace; several nieces and nephews. Alex was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Meretta, of 60 years, his siblings, Arthur, Enrica, Erma, Edyth, Victor, Michael, Premo, Richard and Ricardo.

Alex was a member of St. John Paul II Parish, previously St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Alex also was very active in the church with ushering and maintaining the church yards. He also served as a board member of his credit union in his early years. He loved hunting with his buddies at the Cedar Pole Club in the U.P. Alex and Meretta spent many weekends with their friends at Houghton and Higgins Lake. He was also willing to help out with no questions asked. He loved spending time with his family and neighborhood friends and loved spending time with his twin brother, Art.

The family would like to thank Lisa for taking such good care of him for 4 years, Santana and the girls from Safe Hands Warm Heart, Bickford Assisted Living and to Hospice. Alex will be truly missed by who knew and loved him.

A Private Funeral Service will take place at Snow Funeral Home, Saginaw. Entombment will take place in Mt. Olivet Mausoleum with Military Honors conducted by V.F.W. Post #1859. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to St. John Paul II Parish.
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sue murphy

Posted at 11:38pm
I was so fortunate to grow up next door to Mr. Menapace. He was such a role model for me. Hard-working, kind-hearted, God-loving, and giving. Meretta and his family were his world. He was so proud of each and every one of you. When my dad was not doing well, he never failed to mow the lawn. When my dad passed, he was kind enough to have my mom over for coffee a few mornings a week. After moving to Colorado, he was always a bright spot when I returned home. He always took a genuine interest in Tom, the kids and the ranch. We loved to share stories of Colorado and his home in Trinidad. I will always remember him mowing his lawn (whether it needed it or not), piddling in the garage, and cleaning his gutters (even though we kept telling him he should not be on the ladder). I will miss him.

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Posted at 09:26am
With heartfelt condolences, Annette and Jim Sommers, Jeff Wendling, Joelle and Jeff Forbes, Angela and Jeremy Fox(Joe and Gayle Wendling ChIldren)
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Love, Joe & Beth Fournier

Posted at 01:27pm
Jill, Ted, Lori & Mark, Your families are in our thoughts & prays. May you find peace and comfort in the memories of your dad.
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Beth Fournier

Posted at 01:20pm
Jill & Mark,
Sorry to hear about your father's passing. May you & your families remember fond memorie of times spent with your dad, grandfather & great grandfather and share them with each other as you gather together. May God proide peace & comfort for all of you as Uncle Al had a long & happy life.
Joe & Beth Fournier


Posted at 04:20pm
Jill and Mark so sorry to hear the loss of Uncle Al. Our thoughts and prayers are with the both of you and your families. God Bless The Schmidt Family Jerry, Gary, Gail Teresa and Greg ❤️

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