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Maurice Stuart Lathers

September 25, 1933 ~ June 17, 2019 (age 85)
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Maurice Stuart Lathers, 85, died peacefully on Monday, June 17, 2019. Maurice, known as Stu, was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan on September 25, 1933 to Maurice Cuyler and Margaret McWilliams Lathers. He attended Ypsilanti High School and, after serving in the United States Army in 1953-1954, attended General Motors Institute (now Kettering University), graduating in the Class of 1959. Stu worked for General Motors’ Cadillac division from 1958 to 1989, and retired from General Motors after serving as a service-support manager for the Saturn division in Troy, Michigan. He then worked as a vice president at Engineering Analysis Associates, an automotive consulting firm in Bingham Farms, Michigan until 2003. He was always so curious and engaged, constantly striking up wonderful conversations. He had such a great quick laugh. Stu raised four children with his former wife Mary June Lathers. They were married from 1957 to 1993. An avid athlete, Stu was always active and enjoyed playing softball, tennis, and running. He spent many seasons coaching his sons’ youth baseball and football teams. He was deeply involved with his beloved church, Kirk in the Hills, serving for many years as Trustee and Facilities Committee Chair. He leaves many close friends there. Stu is survived by his four children, Maurice Stuart Jr. (Jennifer) of New Haven CT, William (Pamela) of Dallas TX, David of Denver CO, and June of London UK. He has two grandchildren, Kristin and Emily. He will be laid to rest in a private ceremony at Brookside Cemetery in Tecumseh, Michigan. Officiating pastor will be Rev. Cathi King of First Presbyterian Church of Tecumseh.  A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 13 at 11:30 am at Kirk in the Hills Presbyterian Church, 1340 West Long Lake Road, Bloomfield Hills. Officiating pastors will be Rev. Dr. Nathaniel D. Phillips and Rev. Angela Ryo. Prior to the service, at 10:00 am, a time of visitation with his family will be held in Heritage Hall at Kirk in the Hills. Refreshments will be served. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Habitat of Humanity of Oakland County.

Donations may be made to:

Habitat for Humanity of Oakland County
150 Osmun Street, Pontiac MI 48342
Tel: 1-248-338-1843

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