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James Motschall Sr.

Died: Sunday, March 02, 2003
Grosse Pointe Farms resident James Motschall Sr., 85, passed away on Sunday, March 2, 2003.

Born in Detroit in 1917, Mr. Motschall graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1939.

He served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He was the owner of James Motschall Printing Co. in Detroit until his retirement.

Mr. Motschall was a member of the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club, a charter member of the Pope John Paul II Cultural Center, a member of the Detroit Yacht Club, and a founding club member of the Ave Maria University.

He enjoyed printing prayer cards and sending them throughout the world.

He is survived by his daughter, Pam; his sons, Jonathan and Jim Jr.; his five grandchildren; his three great-grandchildren; his sisters, Dorothy and Betty; and his brother, Dick.

He was predeceased by his wife, Patricia.

A funeral Mass was celebrated on Tuesday, March 4, at St. Paul Catholic Church in Grosse Pointe Farms.

Arrangements were made by A.H. Peters Funeral Home in Grosse Pointe Woods.

Interment is in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Father Solanus Center, 1780 Mt. Elliott, Detroit, MI 48207.
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