KANTERS JOHN P. Age 81, October 20, 2012. Beloved husband of Mary Frances for 60 years. Dearest father of Karen (Gregory). Also survived by many nieces and nephews. John's entire career was dedicated to public service. Shortly after earning a master's degree from the University of Michigan he entered the U.S. Army and after discharge became a career Civil Service employee of the City of Detroit. After several years with the Budget Department as an analyst his special talents were recognized by Mayor Cavanagh who appointed him Budget Director. He continued to serve Mayor Gribbs and Mayor Young as the director of various departments throughout his career. Following a 35 year career his desire to serve continued even after retirement. He was elected to represent his fellow retirants on the Board of Trustees of the General Retirement System of the City of Detroit and was a member of the Board of Directors of the Detroit Retired City Employees Association. Upon relocating to Sterling Heights he became a member of the Property Tax Board of Review in that community. Funeral Friday 12 Noon at the A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 32000 Schoenherr Rd. at Masonic, Warren. Visitation Wednesday 4-9 p.m. and Thursday 2-9 p.m. Memorials to the Capuchins or the Salvation Army would be appreciated. ahpeters.com
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When Uncle John, first met me, I bet he wasn't sure what too think! I couldn't believe a family, would just accept me, just like that,and you did! You all have my up most respect & gratitude! I met you first, before his parents, and you all were so kind to me! I want too say "Thank You"!" They say you can't pick your relatives, but I got lucky, I had Uncle John in my life! xoxox
I've always had a great admiration for John; though I was never very close to him. Hard to believe that big mountain of a man is gone. Love to Mary Fran and Karen; I'm sure you two will have to be pretty broken up over this. Joey
I had the pleasure to know John during my eleven year career with the City of Detroit. I always had great respect for him and enjoyed very much my occasional discussions with him. I am very sorry to see him gone.