Traverse City Record-Eagle

Death Notices

February 17, 2014

Death Notices: 02/17/2014

SHIRLEY ANN “GERT” EGELER, 78, of Traverse City, died Friday, Feb. 14, 2014.

An obituary will be in the Tuesday, Feb. 18, Record-Eagle.

Arrangements entrusted to the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

JOHN P. “JACK” GALLAGHER passed away on Feb. 7, 2014.

A lifetime resident of Cincinnati, Jack was a graduate of Roger Bacon High School and Miami University.

As a SeaBee in the U.S. Navy, Jack served in the Pacific during World War II.

He went on to work in the construction industry and was founder and president of ABS Contractors Supply.

An avid Notre Dame fan, Jack was dubbed “Superscout for the Irish,” helping recruit athletes from the Cincinnati area including many who became All Americans.

In retirement, Jack turned his passions to art. He greatly enjoyed painting out-of-doors and received numerous awards in juried exhibits.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John J. and Margaret (nee Maloney) Gallagher; wife, Joan (nee Kruck) Gallagher; and siblings, Mildred Hodapp, Margaret Honald and James Gallagher.

He is survived by son, John F. “Jake” Gallagher; daughter, Joan (Ken) Richmond; granddaughter, Cassandra Gallagher; and many nieces and nephews of the Hodapp family.

Private services are to be held.

Memorial donations may be directed to the Little Sisters of the Poor, 476 Riddle Road, Cincinnati, OH 45220.

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MICHELLE L. (DYE) HONER, 56, of Lake Ann, passed away Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at her home.

Visitation will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home. Services will begin at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, at The Presbyterian Church of Traverse City, 701 Westminster. An obituary will appear in Tuesday’s Record Eagle.

The family is being served by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

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