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Recent obituaries: Jerry Piatt, Sandra E. Ross

Jerry Piatt, Major, USMC Ret of Chelsea, age 82, passed away Friday, September 14, 2018 at the Chelsea Retirement Community.
He was born March 30, 1936 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the son of Kenneth R. & Harriet J. (Stofer) Piatt.

Jerry was a Naval Aviator who served in the US Marine Corps and Reserves from 1953 – 1983. He served two tours of duty in Viet Nam and was awarded a Purple Heart for injuries sustained in combat. Jerry was a flight instructor at Pensacola Naval Air Station (Whiting Field) from 1968-70.

He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Chelsea, and a scout leader in Cub Scout Pack 455 and Boy Scout Troop 476. Jerry was a loving grandfather. He could often be found sitting on the front porch with his dogs. Jerry enjoyed camping, going up North, and keeping in touch with his Marine Corp friends.

A Funeral Mass will be held Wednesday, Sept. 19, 11:00 am at St. Mary Catholic Church in Chelsea, with the V. Rev. Dr. William J. Canon Turner officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Chelsea. The family will receive friends at Cole Funeral Chapel Tuesday from 3-7 pm, and at the church from 10-11 am.

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Sandra E. Ross of Ann Arbor, age 80, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 in Chelsea.

She was born May 1, 1938 in Kalamazoo, Michigan, the daughter of Harold Vincent & Irene Mary (Micheau) Sherrod.

Sandra graduated from Dexter High School in 1956, and went on to Cleary College. She worked at U of M while Ben completed his degree. Sandra attended Immanuel Bible Church. She volunteered at Chelsea Community Hospital for many years.

Funeral services will be held Monday, September 17, 1:00 pm at Cole Funeral Chapel, with Pastor Dominic Aquilino officiating.  Burial will follow at Vermont Cemetery, Chelsea. The family will receive friends Sunday from 1-4 pm.

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