Ernie Sanic

December 5, 1937 - May 18, 2015
Richland, MI

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Visitations


Friday, May 22, 2015
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT
St. Thomas More Student Parish
421 Monroe Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49006

Services


Friday, May 22, 2015
11:00 AM EDT
St. Thomas More Student Parish
421 Monroe Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49006
(269) 381-8917
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Contributions


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Salvation Army
1700 S Burdick St
Kalamazoo, MI 49001
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Flowers


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Ambati
1830 S. Westnedge
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
(269) 349-4961
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Age 77, died at Rose Arbor Hospice on Monday, May 18, 2015. He was born on December 5, 1937 in Kalamazoo, the son of Franjo and Anna Sanic and was partially raised by his grandparents Lawrence and Mary Habek. Ernie faithfully served his country in the United States Air Force and upon his discharge from the service he earned his Bachelor and later Master degrees from WMU. For more than 25 years he taught at Gull Lake Schools, concentrating mainly on teaching in the math and science curriculums and for many years taught drivers education. He enjoyed playing the guitar and mandolin and was a member of GLAMA. He also enjoyed traveling and had a lifelong love affair with fast cars. He is survived by his wife, Carol Richardson, whom he married on April 7, 1962. Other members of his family include his children: Melanie (Paul) Burke, Ronald (Nicole) Sanic and Judy Beavers; 3 grandchildren: Andrew Burke, Jackson and Colton Sanic; and his brother, Bernard (Susan) Sanic. Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Friday at St. Thomas More Student Parish, 421 Monroe Street, and the burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Please visit Ernie’s personal memory page at www.lifestorynet.com where you can archive a favorite memory or photo and sign his guestbook. Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army. Arrangements by Life Story Funeral Homes, Betzler – Kalamazoo; 6080 Stadium Drive (375-2900).