Howard A. Belmore, Sr.

Howard A. Belmore, Sr.

MARQUETTE, MI – Howard A. Belmore, Sr., age 97, of Marquette, entered eternal life Wednesday, September 16, 2020, at home, in the loving, comforting care of his family and caregivers of Lake Superior Life Care and Hospice. Born May 26, 1923, in Marquette, a son of Alexander and Alfreda (Swanson) Belmore, Howard was a lifelong Marquette resident. He graduated from Graveraet High School, Class of 1941, and soon after enlisted in the US Army Air Corps, serving his country during World War II. While stationed in Columbus, Ohio, he met his future wife, Doris Ruby, and the couple was married on August 31, 1944. Following his honorable discharge, the couple moved to Marquette where they established a home and raised ten children. Howard was employed at the Cliff Dow Chemical Plant until its closure and they began employment with Cleveland Cliffs Iron Company as an instrument man, working until his retirement in 1985. Upon his retirement, he and his wife moved to Arizona where they enjoyed their retirement years. He would often travel to LasVegas to compete in poker tournaments and later competed in Laughlin. In 2015, Howard was fortunate enough to go on Honor Flight with his favorite son-in-law, John. Among his other accomplishments, Howard was proud of the fact that earlier in life he had earned his private pilot’s license. Survivors include nine children, Linda Belmore of Arizona, Constance Belmore of Marquette, Harold (Sandy) Belmore of Denver, CO, Joyce (John) DePetro of North Marquette, Dorothy Belmore of Kalamazoo, Margaret Belmore of Enterprise AL, Howard Belmore, Jr. of Ukraine, Mary (Gary) Hodges of Enterprise AL, Hugh (Lorna) Belmore of Alan, TX; nineteen grandchildren and twenty-two great- grandchildren; special friend, Mahri Pohl also known as child number 11 to the family; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Doris; a son, Herbie; and a grandson, Eric Rivera. Honoring Howard’s wishes, a graveside service will be held at the Park Cemetery next spring. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Jacobetti Home for Veterans Activity Fund, 425 Fisher Street, Marquette, MI 49855. The family would like to express a sincere thank you to Dr. Hoenke, the nurses from UP Home Health, the nurses from Lake Superior Hospice, and to Chuck Tooman for the wonderful care given to Howard. Special thanks also to granddaughter, Mary Maki, and great-grandsons, Jay Campbell and Brock Retaskie for their frequent visits and loving care. Fassbender Swanson Hansen Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the family, where condolences may be expressed online at fassbenderswansonhansen.com
May 26, 1923 - September 16, 202005/26/192309/16/2020
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MARQUETTE, MI – Howard A. Belmore, Sr., age 97, of Marquette, entered eternal life Wednesday, September 16, 2020, at home, in the loving, comforting care of his family and caregivers of Lake Superior Life Care and Hospice.Born May 26, 1923, in Marquette, a son of Alexander and Alfreda (Swanson) Belmore, Howard was a lifelong Marquette resident. He graduated from Graveraet High School, Class of 1941, and soon after enlisted in the US Army Air Corps, serving his country during World War II. ...

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D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans Activity Fund
425 Fisher Street, Marquette, MI 49855