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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I am so saddened to hear that Uncle John passed away. My heart and prayers go out to you, Aunt Mary Fran and to you, Karen. I know what a void this will be in your lives. He really had a full career and you must be so proud of his accomplishments. We had so much fun at dinner the last time I was in Detroit. I will always remember him as he is in this picture above - smiling and robust. He was truly a wonderful man. Much love, Barbie
I'm sadend to see this, I wish I would have known sooner. He was a great help to me & PLD for many years & even after his retirement, he aided many of us thru these times of bumpy roads.