MANSFIELD ROBERT JAMES Age 77 of Addison Township. October 27, 2012. Beloved husband of Carolyn for 40 years. Dear brother of Christine Werling, Eric (Barbara) Mansfield, Mary (John) Morehouse, Patricia Mansfield, and Kathleen (Jay) Schmidt. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Robert was an Honorary Brother of the Order of Christian Brothers of DeLaSalle, a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and Structural Engineers of Michigan. Funeral service Thursday, November 1, 2012, 11:00 a.m. at the Modetz Funeral Home, 100 E. Silverbell Rd., Orion. Visitation Tuesday and Wednesday 2:00-7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Donations in memory of Bob can be made to the DeLaSalle Collegiate High School Scholarship Fund. Online guestbook www.modetzfuneralhomes.com
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Dear Carolyn, As I said to you earlier- before our electricity went out with the storm- Bob was always my idea of what a man should be. We worked together at the Gratiot Market for at least 4 years and had lunch together almost every Saturday. What a great guy! We went on a retreat to the Trappist monastery in KY back in 1954 with Bob Orlowski and his cousin. The older guys pulled a trick on me that would be good for any Halloween. Bob and I pulled a few tricks on new employees at the meat market, too. I'm grateful for his friendship and wonderful memories. Peace to you and all. Love, Herb Mansfield