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Jim Urban

March 10, 1952 January 20, 2012
Jim Urban
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Obituary for Jim Urban

Jim Urban, died January 20, 2012, at William Beaumont Hospital in Troy. He was 59 years old. Jim was born on March 10, 1952 in Highland Park, Michigan, to LaVerne (nee Hamm) and the late Cleland Urban.

"Jimmy" was a man similar to his father in that he did not like to communicate his feelings and emotions openly to those he loved. He was a very private person, stubborn to a fault, who would give you anything he had even though it was often just his ability to lend a helping hand. The demons he battled for the first 50 years of his life were finally conquered and opened up a whole new dimension of the person we all thought we knew. Clean and sober he embarked on the one thing most important to him, having and providing for a family. Nothing in this world made anybody who knew Jimmy more proud!
Jimmy loved to work, and made it a point to do whatever it was to the very best of his ability, with the sole purpose of making his soul mate, Joan happy. Over the past several years Jimmy has concentrated all of his efforts on his newfound love of Joan and her two children. He had a tremendous impact on their life.

Jimmy always opened doors for family and friends, an act of displaying appreciation for those he loved. Jimmy was committed to helping families better their homes in a professional manner; creating happiness after his carpentry was complete. When dinner was served at home, he always said �thank you Ma�am�, in reference to Joan for providing him with the wonderful meal. Deep down inside I think he was also thanking her for the family atmosphere and environment he cherished. He sacrificed his time to create a solid foundation for him and Joan by working two or three jobs at a time with the 3rd job being a skilled trade, carpentry. Jimmy would laugh, smile and always offer his hand for a handshake, as a show of respect while saying hello.

Jimmy was a person who definitely lived in the moment and enjoyed it to the fullest, never considering what might come tomorrow. Now that tomorrow is here, he is with his father, brother, and �his Maxwell� in heaven.

Jim is survived by his mother LaVerne, his sisters Pam (Mike) Loszewski and Tina Rae (Rusty) Walker, and brothers Darrin Urban and Jon (Heather) Urban. Also many nieces, nephews, and Jim�s pet dog, Maxwell. Jim was the soul mate of Joan Bogel and her children, Bryan and Jason Bogel. Jim was preceded in death by his father Cleland Urban and brother Timothy Urban. A funeral service will be held on Monday 11 am at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Rd. (between 14-15 Mile Rds.) Visitation for Jim will be held on Sunday from 1 to 8 pm.

Memorial contributions are appreciated to Michigan Humane Society, 30300 Telegraph Road, Suite 220, Bingham Farms, MI 48025.

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