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David T. Marantette

David T. Marantette

Died: Thursday, June 10, 2004
Age: 95
Former Grosse Pointe Shores resident David T. Marantette, 95, died Thursday, June 10, 2004, in Paradise Valley, Ariz.

Mr. Marantette was born Feb. 10, 1909, in Detroit to David and Loretto Monahan. He graduated from the University of Detroit High School in 1926, and received an honorary Juris Doctor degree from the University of Detroit. During World War II he served in the U.S. Coast Guard. He was president and CEO of Detroit Insurance Agency.

Mr. Marantette was chairman of the Greater Detroit Board of Commerce, chairman of the United Foundation, chairman of Michigan Colleges Foundation and on the board of Catholic Social Services. He enjoyed boating and golfing, having made two holes in one.

He is survived by his daughter, Ann; sons, David T. III (Verna), Thomas L. (Bonnie), Lawrence R. (Carol) and Carter H. (Kathy); 15 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren.

Mr. Marantette was predeceased by his wife, Mary Lou.

Visitation will be held Thursday, June 17, from 5 to 9 p.m., with Rosary at 7 p.m., at Chas. Verheyden Inc., 16300 Mack Ave. in Grosse Pointe Park. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, June 18, at S.S. Peter and Paul, 629 E. Jefferson in Detroit. In State at 9:15 a.m. until Mass at 10 a.m. Interment will be at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Detroit.

Memorial contributions may be made to University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy, 8400 S. Cambridge, Detroit, MI 48221.
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