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 Stephen John O'Leary

Stephen John O'Leary

Birth
Hancock, Houghton County, Michigan, USA
Death 29 Jun 2013 (aged 66)
Cassopolis, Cass County, Michigan, USA
Burial Portage, Kalamazoo County, Michigan, USA
Memorial ID 153867355 · View Source
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O'LEARY, STEPHEN JOHN
Jan. 21, 1947 - June 29, 2013
Stephen John O'Leary, 66, passed away Saturday, June 29, 2013, at Country Manor, Cassopolis, MI. Stephen was born in Hancock, Michigan, and lived in Houghton until his family moved to the lower peninsula in the 1950's. He lived with his parents in Dowagiac, Michigan, and spent his summers at the family cottage in Bootjack, near Lake Linden, Michigan, in the UP for more than 20 years. Steve loved the cottage on Portage Lake, especially playing in the sand and water. Steve loved going for car rides, particularly to look at Christmas decorations. He took pleasure in listening to music. Steve has been under the care of Living Alternatives for the Developmentally Disabled (L.A.D.D.) in group homes in the Dowagiac and Cassopolis area for many years. An autistic person, Steve received excellent care in theses homes from their loving staff. He liked outings and group activities and formed special friendships with the staff. Steve loved to eat and especially enjoyed going to restaurants with staff and his family. He also received services from Woodlands Mental Health (Cass County) from people who knew and understood him. Steve is survived by his guardian and sister Pam (Robert) O'Leary-Morence, his other sisters Christine Puro, Patricia (James) Collins, his brother Timothy O'Leary, and his nephew Gregory (Jessica) O'Leary. His parents, Rev. William P.D. and Eleanor O'Leary preceded him in death. A Memorial Service for Steve will be held at Paul's Episcopal Church in Dowagiac, MI on July 20, 2013 at 11:00am. Officiating will be Father Carlton Kelley. Cremation was entrusted to Cremation Services of Southwest Michigan. Inurnment will be with his parents in the Resurrection Garden in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Living Alternatives for the Developmentally Disabled, 300 Whitney, Dowagiac, MI 49047 in Steve's name and also to Hospice of Southwestern Michigan who cared for him in his final days. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Yazel-Clark Chapel, 405 Center St., Dowagiac, MI. Please sign his guestbook at and leave a memory of Steve at
www.yazel-clark.com
- See more at: http://obits.mlive.com/obituaries/kalamazoo/obituary.aspx?pid=165845221#sthash.5GkblZMx.dpuf


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  • Created by: anglobrat
  • Added: 17 Oct 2015
  • Find A Grave Memorial 153867355
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Stephen John O'Leary (21 Jan 1947–29 Jun 2013), Find A Grave Memorial no. 153867355, citing Cathedral of Christ the King Resurrection Garden, Portage, Kalamazoo County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by anglobrat (contributor 46548154) .