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Jarvis Theodore Franzblau

Jarvis Theodore Franzblau, 94, of Manistee, Michigan, died on 06 July 2019.

The Funeral was held at IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL on Monday, 08 July 2019 at 1:00 PM .

Rabbi Robert Dobrusin officiated.

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Interment at Beth Israel Memorial Garden at Arborcrest Cemetery.

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The family of Jarvis Theodore Franzblau will be gathering through the evening of Tuesday, July 09 at the residence of Emily and Chris Walling, 1801 Ivywood Road, Ann Arbor Mi 48103. Friends are welcome immediately following the burial at Arborcrest Cemetery in Ann Arbor through 9:00 P.M. Monday evening and from 2:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M. Tuesday evening. Religious Services will be held at 5:30 P.M. Monday and Tuesday Evenings.

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Jarvis Theodore Franzblau was born to Herman and Rose Franzblau October 14, 1924. He was the loved brother of his sisters Mynne, Claire and Ardis. He met his great love, Pearl “Pitzie” Epstein, at Central High School at the age of 16 but, like most of their contemporaries, their lives were interrupted. At 18, he was called to serve his country as a US Airman, where he flew 38 missions over Germany in World War II. Upon his return he earned his degree at the University of Michigan, where he and Pitzie formed lifelong friendships. They wed in 1948 and Jarvis joined his father in the family fruit farming business. Pitzie and Jarvis started their family and within the next 6 years, David, Jonny and Deborah were born. They raised their family alongside their dear friends Eunie and Bob Faber, and created a tight-knit community in Ann Arbor. With his father, Jarvis established Huron Farms, a successful business that became a haven for those needing work as well as friends and family. From 1979 to 1997 they were blessed with seven grandchildren.

Jarvis was the cherished father of David and his wife Colby, the late Jon and his wife Hildy, and Deborah and her wife Rona. Loving Geempa, Bumpa, and Grandpa of Rachel and husband Dan , great-grandsons Hudson Jarvis and Jonathan Asher, Emily and husband Chris, Jesse, Sean and wife Erin, Jordan, Avery and fiancé Scott and Sammi. Jarvis is also survived by beloved nieces, nephews and his sister-in-law Ray.

After the death of Pitzie, fate again brought Jarvis love and companionship with Annette and later with Sally. His final chapter, overlooking Lake Michigan, was full of visits from loving relatives and beautiful sunsets.

It is suggested that those who wish to further honor the memory of Jarvis Theodore Franzblau may do so by making a contribution to:

Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation
57 West 57th Street, Suite 904
New York, NY 10019
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Higher Hopes
8898 Commerce Rd, #5C
Commerce Township, MI 48382
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