Brother Burton was initiated into Local 98 on March 27, 1969 and retired on June 1st, 2006. Brother Burton became a life member on March 27th, 2019 and was a 52 year member. Brother Burton proudly served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War.
Member Name: Robert A Whyte Passed away: 12/24/2021 Funeral Details: Remarks:
Brother Whyte was initiated into Local 98 on August 28th, 1952 and retired on June 1st, 1992. Brother Whyte became a life member on August 28th, 2002 and was a 69 year member. Brother Whyte proudly served his country during the Korean Conflict and was the father to Brother Doug Whyte.
Member Name: Mark T. Finlayson Passed away: 12/08/2021 Funeral Details:
At Mark’s request, a cremation has taken place and a visitation will be held on December 16th from 1pm – 3pm with a small memorial service at 3pm at PHILLIPS FUNERAL HOME, 122 West Lake Street, South Lyon.
Brother Anding was initiated into Local 98 on April 8th, 1971 and retired on April 1st, 2010. Brother Anding was a 50 year member.
Member Name: Richard B. Moss Passed away: 11/17/2021 Funeral Details:
A shiva was held on Thursday, November 18th 2021 at the Moss Residence (7248 Huntcliff, West Bloomfield Township, MI 48322). A graveside service was held on Friday, November 19th 2021 at 11:00 AM at the Oakview Cemetery (1032 N Main St, Royal Oak, MI 48067). A burial was held on Friday, November 19th 2021 at 5:00 PM.
Suggested donations: American Cancer Society 20450 Civic Center Dr Southfield, MI 48076 248-557-5353 http://www.cancer.org.
Brother Thomas was initiated into Local 98 on May 11, 2000 and retired on April 1st, 2014. Brother Thomas was a 21 year member.
Member Name: Felix Charlier Passed away: 10/17/2021 Funeral Details:
Felix A. Charlier
May 2, 1936 – October 17, 2021
Felix Arthur Charlier, (85) passed away peacefully in his sleep on October 17, 2021, at his home in Avon Park, Florida. He was the widower of Madonna Jeanne Charlier. They shared 52 years of marriage together.
Born in Pontiac, Michigan, he was the son of Felix and Georgina Charlier. He attended Shrine High School and University of Detroit. Felix was a Master Plumber and Pipefitter / Welder with Detroit Plumbers Local Union # 98 where he recently received his 65-year pin. He also worked as the Plumbing and Mechanical Inspector of the City of Birmingham until his retirement.
Felix enjoyed golf, boating, and reading and will be remembered for his charm, strength of character and sense of humor.
He is survived by his four daughters: Michele (Mark) Pageau, Lauri (Steve Cooper) Despard, Monique (Art) Zentgraf, and Nanette (Kevin) Casida; grandchildren Brian (Anne) Pageau, Kate (Tim) Boonstra, Shane (Natalie) Pageau, Jamie (Paige) Despard, Daniel Despard, Thomas Despard, Mandy Charlier, Benjamin Melema, Joshua Zentgraf, Ryan (Stephanie) Casida, Madison (Colin) Gerish, Lauren (Jason) King, Savanna Casida, Jackson Casida; and nine great grandchildren.
Per his wishes, there will be no visitation nor funeral, however there will be a memorial service to celebrate his life. This will be held on Saturday, November 20 at 1:00 PM at the Coventry Clubhouse, 1990 Torquay Ave., Royal Oak, Michigan, 48073.
Brother Charlier was initiated into Local 98 on June 9th, 1955 and retired on August 1st, 1988. Brother Charlier became a life member on June 9th, 2005 and was a 66 year member.
Member Name: Frank “Jeff” McMahon Passed away: 10/13/2021 Funeral Details:
Visitation will be held on Saturday October 23rd, 2021 at Edward Swanson & Sons Funeral Home located at 30351 Dequindre Rd., Madison Heights, MI 48071 from 12-4pm, with a memorial ceremony from 3-4pm. Following the funeral home services the family will be holding a Memorial Dinner in Jeff’s honor at the Local 98 Union Hall from 5-8pm.
Brother McMahon was initiated into Local 98 on August 13th, 1987 and retired on February 1st, 2000. Brother McMahon was a 34 year member.
Member Name: Patrick Worden Passed away: 09/29/2021 Funeral Details: Remarks:
Brother Worden was initiated into Local 98 on December 8th, 1966 and retired on February 1st, 1995. Brother Worden became a life member on December 8th, 2016 and was a 55 year member.
Member Name: Scott E. Monroe Passed away: 09/18/2021 Funeral Details:
Memorial Visitation will be held Thursday, September 21, 2021 from 4:00pm until 8:00pm at Uht Funeral Home located at 35400 Glenwood Road, Westland, MI 48186 and on Friday, September 22, 2021 from 10:00am until 11:00 am at First Baptist Church of Canton located at 44500 Cherry Hill, Canton, MI 48187.
In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to: Timber Bay/youth investment foundation. You can find the link at the bottom of the obituary page under Memorial Contributions. Please include Scott Monroe memorial in the comment section.
Brother Monroe was initiated into Local 98 on September 24, 1981 and was a 40 year member. Brother Monroe is the son of Local 98 member James Monroe, owner of Robertson Plumbing & Heating, and the brother of Local 98 member Mike Monroe.
Member Name: John Smithson Jr. Passed away: 08/26/2021 Funeral Details:
Visitation will be held at the James H. Cole Home for Funerals – Northwest Chapel, located at 16100 Schaefer Hwy., Detroit, MI 48235 on Wednesday, September 1, 2021 from 4 – 9 PM. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, September 2, 2021 at 3:30 PM, also at the James H. Cole Home for Funerals – Northwest Chapel.
Brother Smithson was initiated into Local 98 on February 25th, 1988 and retired on April 1st, 2015. Brother Smithson was a 33 year member.
Member Name: Bonnie “Sue” Hill Passed away: 08/22/2021 Funeral Details:
Per her wishes there will be no funeral but a Celebration of Life will be held September 11th, 2021 at LaSalle Township Community Hall at 4111 LaPlaisance Rd., LaSalle MI at 2 pm.