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Obituary for John Lewis Shorey

John Lewis Shorey

Saginaw, Michigan.

Beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather passed away Sunday, April 4, 2021 at Covenant HealthCare Cooper Campus. Age 71 years. Son of the late Reginald and Katherine (Lewis) Shorey, John was born August 27, 1949 in Cornwall, New York. He served in the U.S. Marine Corp and the U.S. Army for 22 years with two tours in Vietnam and Korea. He was a member of the American Legion. He married Lanajane Michalak-Reinhardt, his loving wife of 37 years, on November 12, 1983. She survives him. John was the owner and operator of JLS Transport. He was a member of St. John Paul II Parish. John was also president of the Gilford Gun Club and was a concealed weapons trainer. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, archery and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Surviving besides his wife Lanajane are two daughters and two sons, Carrie Reinhardt-Onan, Saginaw; R Daniel (Cindy) Reinhardt II, West Olive; John Lewis (Mare) Shorey Jr.; Hamilton, New Jersey; Johna Shorey, Saginaw; 14 grandchildren, Alex (Kristina) Onan, Zack (Becky) Onan, Samantha Onan, Jaclynn (Brian) Jones, Kasey (Neil) Dalman, Savannah and Genevieve Reinhardt , Steven and Andrew Shorey, Nadia and Aliyana Shorey, Raven and Elicia Shorey-Petrie, Rachel Darling ; five great-grandchildren especially Peanut; two sisters and one brother, Sandra (Ricardo) Seller, Kathy (Dana) Keller, Robert Shorey; many nieces and nephews especially, Barbara “BJ” (Wesley) Scott; several friends especially, David Waters. John was preceded in death by his daughter Michelle Darling; his brothers and sisters, Richard, Russell, Paul, Patty and Susan. A special thanks to the staff at Covenant CVICU for the care and support given to John and his family.

Honoring Mr. Shorey’s wishes cremation has taken place. A private Memorial Service will take place at a later date. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Tri-County Animal Shelter or Operation Injured Soldier. Please share condolences and memories with the family at