VAN B. MARONEY, JR.
Van B. Maroney, Jr., 54, of Britton, passed away April 26, 2008 at home with his family by his side. He was born June 15, 1953 in Cedartown, GA, the son of Van B. and Myrtle Maroney. On July 24, 1989 he married Sheryl Gorham who survives.
Van was retired from General Motors Powertrain, Ypsilanti, working as a millwright for over 30 years.
Van spent his free time at home grilling and sharing his crab legs with favorite cat, Tattie.
He enjoyed trips to Cancun with his wife. He also enjoyed camping, hunting and fishing in Northern Michigan with his family and friends.
In addition to his wife Sheryl, Van is survived by two daughters, Lisa Gunnels of Naples, FL; and Tressa Chastain of Salem, IN; two sons, Van B. (Jamie) Maroney III; Will (Colleen) Maroney of Belleville, MI; six grandchildren; and two sisters, Ellen Kerek, and Susan Avey both of Whitmore Lake.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. May 1, 2008, at the J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Tecumseh with the Rev. Lloyd Jewett officiating. Interment will follow at Ridgeway Cemetery.
Visitation was held Tuesday and Wednesday at the at J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Tecumseh.
Condolences may be offered to the family at: www.pursefuneralhome.com