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William Leonard Montford

March 31, 1938 December 20, 2020
William  Leonard Montford
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Obituary for William Leonard Montford

William Leonard Montford, 82, died December 20, 2020 in Lapeer MI.
He was born March 31, 1938, in Detroit MI, the son of the late Leonard and Arleen Montford. He married Mary Ann Sullivan and had three children: Maureen, Patrick, and Michael.
Mr. Montford served in the United States Army, worked as a UAW truck driver, and retired from the hotel industry.

He was a golf fanatic and an avid hunter who was robbed of his last deer hunt by this terrible COVID-19 virus that plagues the world.

He loved his dogs who all have candy bar names: Baby Ruth, Snickers and (oh) Henry.
Bill is survived by Sandy Bashaw, his son Patrick Montford; his daughter-in-law Sherri Montford; his granddaughters Caitlin Montford, Megan Montford; Laura Smith; son Michael Montford, his daughter-in-law Theresa Montford, Michelle Montford; his sister and brother-in-law Arlysis and Mike (Uncle Catfish) Rodgers, and several nieces and nephews (with a special call out to the Sullivan boys, Dan, and John. Thank you for being there for my dad at the end).

He was preceded in death by his brother, James Montford, his ex-wife Mary Ann Montford-Zelonis, and his daughter, Maureen Smith. Say Hi to Uncle Jimmy, mom, and Mo for us dad.
There will not be a memorial service until this damn virus plays its course. In the interim, raise a parting glass to a good man, William Leonard Montford.

Arrangements for cremation have been entrusted to Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Capstick Chapel in Lapeer. No services will be held at this time.


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Cremation has taken place.

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