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Jerome J. Huvaere

Died: Saturday, August 16, 2003
Jerome J. "Jerry" Huvaere, 81, of Fort Myers, Fla., died on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2003. Born in Grosse Pointe in 1922, Mr. Huvaere graduated from Grosse Pointe High School in 1942.

He married his wife, Kathy, the following year, and entered the U.S. Army, serving in the European theater with the 10th Armored Division, 419th Artillery Battalion in both France and Belgium before coming back to the states in 1945, where he returned to his job as a draftsman with General Motors.

In 1946, Mr. Huvaere joined his father-in-law at the Beitzel Calendar Co. in Detroit, and spent the balance of his working career in the advertising specialty sales industry, spanning the next 38 years. During that time, he was an avid boater and a member of the Detroit Yacht Club and the Grosse Pointe Power Squadron. He was also a member of the Detroit Rotary Club with some 30 years of perfect attendance and was honored with a Paul Harris Award.

Retiring in 1984, Mr. Huvaere moved to Fort Myers, Fla., where he took a more active role in his pastime of golf. March 19, 1991 brought him his only hole-in-one at his beloved Whiskey Creek Country Club.

Mr. Huvaere is survived by his wife of 60 years, Kathy; his son, Richard (Stephanie); his brother, Robert (Bea); his grandchildren, Jason J.D. Huvaere, Sara E.L. Huvaere, Ronald R. Roscia and Ryan M. Roscia; two great-grandchildren; two nieces; and two nephews.

A private memorial service was held at Myerlee Manor Chapel in Fort Myers.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Huvaere Family Endowed Scholarship Fund at Northwood University in Midland.
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