FURNO, Gerald Ernest, age 87, of Fenton, passed away Monday, March 31, 2014 at Grand Blanc Convalescent Center. Military Burial will be 10:30AM Friday, April 18, 2014 at Great Lakes National Cemetery, 4200 Belford Rd., Holly. Following the burial, the family welcomes family and friends to Celebrate Gerald's Life at Burton-Clark-Durocher V.F.W. Post #2777, 2260 S. Belsay Road, Burton from 12:00PM- 3:00PM Friday.
Gerald was born February 4, 1927 in Paterson, New Jersey the son of the late Ernest and Mae (McElroy) Furno. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving from 1945 to 1947. Gerald was the owner and operator of Furno Plumbing and Heating until his retirement. In his free time, Gerald enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman.
Surviving are his 5 children, Jim Furno of Springfield, IL, David Furno of Burton, Robert Furno and wife, Roberta of Burton, Andrew Furno and wife, Barbara of Clarkston, Kathy Hardy and husband, Mark of Grand Blanc; 8 grandchildren, David, Tara, Jamie, Justin, Jordan, Logan, London, Evan; one great-granddaughter, Abby Sky Furno, born April 1, 2014; sister, Joan Schnell of New Jersey. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Jane Kreil.
Arrangements by Hill Funeral Home, 11723 S. Saginaw St., Grand Blanc. www.hillfh.com