Richard J. Passinault Sr.

MARQUETTE, MI. – Richard J. Passinault Sr. went to be with the Lord on March 21, 2013 at Buffalo General, Buffalo, NY, with hospice care and his two loving daughters at his side.

He was born February 16, 1924 to Elsid and Octavia Passinault. He graduated from Mather High School and from Bradley University. He was a certified Horologist, jeweler and watchmaker. He loved his work. He married the former Evelyn Holter of Munising. They had four children – Richard Jr. of Rochester, NY, Debra Simoff of Sylvania, Ohio, Ken of Munising and Connie of Hamburg, NY. He also had nine grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. He had two jewelry stores in New York.

He became a widower and retired. Came to Munising for a class reuniun and met and married the former Audrey Gerndt. They had 19 happy years together.

Richard was in the Army for two years.

He will be sadly missed by his wife and children and his three step-children – Mike Furlott, Jan Cota and David Furlott.

Burial will be in New York.