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John "Jack" T. Donnelly

June 10, 1933 December 29, 2016
John "Jack" T. Donnelly
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Obituary for John "Jack" T. Donnelly

John “Jack” Donnelly of Birmingham died December 29, 2016. He was 83 years old. Jack was born on June 10, 1933 in New Brunswick, Canada to parents, Mary “Sue” (nee Meraw) and James Donnelly.

Jack graduated from Birmingham High School in 1951. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War and on October 13, 1956 he married Judith McCaffry; a marriage that would span nearly 50 years.

Jack was a dedicated firefighter and proudly served with the Birmingham Fire Department for over 30 years. He also enjoyed doing carpentry work in his spare time. Along with his service to the community, Jack enjoyed golfing, traveling, and hunting.

Jack is survived by his loving daughter Susan (Steve) Dettloff and his cherished grandson Michael. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife Judith and his granddaughter Jacy Lynn.

A memorial service will be held at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Road (Between 14-15 Mile Roads), Friday, January 6th at 2pm. Friends may visit beginning at 11am.

Memorials appreciated to The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan, 1169 Oak Valley Drive, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48108.

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