Maurice (Moke) Lovay

Maurice (Moke) Lovay

August 14, 1928 - May 27, 2021
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Maurice D. Lovay


Beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather and great-great-grandfather passed away Thursday, May 27, 2021 at his home surrounded by his family. Age 92 years. The son of the late David and Estelle (Rheaume) Lovay, Maurice was born August 14, 1928 in Saginaw, Michigan. Moke served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He married Bonnie Henderson on July 21, 1951. She predeceased him March 8, 1978. Moke was employed at Dow Corning in Quality Control for 25 years until his retirement. He was an active lifetime member of Holy Family Catholic Church. Moke had an avid love of nature, enjoying hunting, fishing and bicycling. Most of all, Moke loved spending time with his family and friends.

Surviving are three daughters and one son, Jeanne (Robert) Young, David (Pamela) Lovay, Lynda (Timothy) Gibson, Laurie (Brian) McCullen; nine grandchildren, Tammy and Jeff Ross, Michele and Chris Mullett, Trisha Kapuscinski, Robert and Ingrid Young, Thomas Young, Scott and Carolyn Gibson, Michael and Tracy Gibson, Katie and David Roberts, Jessica McCullen and her fiancé Jon Rabine; 15 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; countless nieces and nephews; many friends including his dear friend, Ethel Kwaiser. Maurice was preceded in death by a daughter Susan, and son in- law Tom Kapuscinski, a son, Larry Lovay, a granddaughter, Becky Young, three sisters and one brother, Dorina Lovay, Rosemary Singer, Lorraine Call and Eugene Lovay.

Funeral Liturgy will take place 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 2, 2021at Holy Family Catholic Church, 1525 Washington Avenue in Saginaw. Rev. Fr. Randy Kelly and Deacon Roger Pasionek will officiate. Honoring Mr. Lovay’s wishes, cremation will follow with burial of cremains in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Friends may visit at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Rd., (between Shattuck and McCarty), where the family will be present on Tuesday from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and at Holy Family Catholic Church on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until time of Mass. A Vigil Service, led by Tori Little, will take place 6:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the charity of their choice.
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, June 1st, 2021 | 2:00pm - 7:00pm
    Tuesday, June 1st, 2021 2:00pm - 7:00pm
    Snow Funeral Home
    3775 N. Center Rd
    SAGINAW, MI 48603
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  • Service

    Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021 | 11:00am
    Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021 11:00am
    Holy Family Catholic Church
    1525 S Washington Ave
    Saginaw 48601-2895


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Michelle and Dale McIntyre

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Rene Scott

Posted at 05:02pm
Uncle Moke was the best! I am Eugene's granddaughter. He was always such a funny, kind man. After my grandpa had passed away I was over visiting with my grandma and noticed a huge rat in her house. I tried to throw a bowl over it, encouraged the cat to catch it and even called an exterminator. Once Uncle Moke heard about all of this he showed up with trap, set it and in about an hour we had a dead rat. All the while laughing.

The world was definitely a better place with him in it. My deepest sympathy to the family.

Rene Scott

Tina Rivard Schmidt

Posted at 05:34pm
I worked with this great man at hemlock semiconductor when I was in high school as a co-op student in 1985. He was always one of my favorite people there. He was always smiling and had a kind word to say to me everyday.

Love Michelle, Morris, Dominik, Lori, Tony & Kyle.

Posted at 11:02am
Sending our deepest condolences at this difficult time. Love Michelle, Morris, Dominik, Lori, Tony & Kyle.
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Kathy Meronek

Posted at 04:57pm
Uncle Moke was our favorite uncle growing up. We loved it when he came over to fix the Singer family tv , which was his job when us older kids were younger. He was so much fun, joking around with us and just a wonderful uncle to be around. I always envied his own family of having him as their dad. I know how you must grieve losing him now, but you were so blessed to have him with you so long in your lives. I am glad that I got to visit with him in his home after my sister's funeral. I loved the guy, as I know all his family and mine did too. He enriched the world just being a part of it. He will be missed dearly. My sincerest sympathy to all who loved him. Kathy Singer Meronek

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