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Aurel Tofan

December 1, 1936 November 22, 2018
Aurel Tofan
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Obituary for Aurel Tofan

Aurel Tofan died November 22, 2018. He was 81 years old. Aurel was born December 1, 1936, in Romania to Niculina and Ioan Tofan. He grew up in Diocheti and lived in Panciu after his marriage to Marita Tofan (née Goleanu).

Aurel left Romania in 1969, living in Italy and New York before settling in Detroit to be part of the auto industry. He worked many years for Chrysler before retiring. He loved cars, travel, photography, and animals, and enjoyed watching tennis on TV. He was well known in his neighborhood for feeding the local squirrels and raccoons, who would often eat from his hand. He also loved taking photos of these animals. But most of all, he loved his wife and his daughter, who joined him in the US in 1975.

Aurel is survived by his beloved daughter, Adina (Victor) Lesperance. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marita.

Visitation will take place at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Road (between 14-15 Mile Roads), Monday 4-8pm. Saracusta 7pm. A Funeral Service will be held at Descent of the Holy Ghost Romanian Orthodox Church, 31500 Ryan Road (between 13-14 Mile Roads), Warren, 10am.

Burial will take place in St. Mary Cemetery at Vatra Romaneasca, Grass Lake.


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