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Thomas Edwin Marchand
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    16200 Nineteen Mile Road
    Clinton Township, MI 48038

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Thomas E. Marchand, age 84 of Warren, died Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Windemere Park Assisted Living in Warren, Michigan. He was born December 12, 1932 in Detroit, son of the late John and the late Theresa (nee: Krolikowski) Marchand.

With thanks and praise from a grateful nation, we pay homage to Thomas for his service to our country during the Korean War era. As a soldier in our revered U.S. Army, he attained the rank of Corporal and was stationed, for most of his military service, at the Panama Canal. Thomas served proudly and represented our country with the utmost in patriotism, and received his honorable discharge on January 19, 1955. For the sacrifices made and his willingness to stand bravely, we honor Thomas' memory and extend our posthumous gratitude for his honorable service.

It was a little later in life that love would capture his heart, and capture it did as he shared the vows of marriage with his beloved Sylvia Jozwiak in July of 1966. They were blessed to share over 45 years together until her passing on May 13, 2011. Along with experiencing the joys of each other, they were the proud parents of two beautiful boys, David and Michael.

For over 34 years, Thomas was a loyal and dedicated employee with the Chrysler Corporation serving primarily in their Truck Sales division. Following many years of proven qualities and expert know-how, his final promotion was that as National Truck Distribution Manager, apposition for which he held in the highest esteem. Throughout his working career, Thomas had also spent some time with the Ross Roy Advertising Agency where he served as the Vehicle Coordinator of Chrysler New Car Launches. With extreme honor and devotion to his work, Thomas was blessed with quite the rewarding career and employer.

Long before work, marriage and the Army years, Thomas held fond memories of his grade school and high school days, both of which were spent at St. Paul's. Though he did much to study hard and get good grades, he was like many of the boys in school who lived for their association with sports. For Thomas, this included the triple threat of baseball, basketball, and football. As a member of the '49 football team during his senior year at St. Paul's, he was quite proud to share the accolades of achieving the status of All City and All State. That means they were darn good!

In telling a story about Thomas, it would be remiss if not to mention the charitable and life-enhancing involvement he shared with a very special organization called the Macomb Oakland Regional Center (MORC), an advocacy group for the developmentally disabled in the two county area. Not merely an advocate, Thomas was one of the organization's original members, as well as serving as its Board Secretary. As a father of a son requiring special needs, Thomas understood, first hand, all that the position demanded,…and he was always there with his utmost in support and time.

Along with his charitable outpourings, Thomas was also a man of faith who revered God and ministered from the heart of a servant. Part of this was reflected in his membership with the Knights of Columbus, the Fr. Kramer Council in Center Line. Thomas found great reward in his association with his fellow Knights and the wonderful work they did for the community. He loved being part of this fraternal brotherhood, and its extension of the church.

A loving husband and father, Thomas will be fondly and warmly remembered by all who were blessed to know him. He touched a multitude of hearts and lives in his journey through life, and truly left his mark wherever he went. He will be missed immensely.

Thomas was the beloved husband of the late Sylvia (nee: Jozwiak). Loving father of David, and the late Michael. Brother of Bette (the late Richard), the late Rosemary, the late John, and dear brother-in-law of Carolyn Marchand.

Visitation for Thomas will be held Wednesday, April 26th from 3-9pm at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 ½ Mile Road) in Warren. He will lie in state on Thursday from 9:00 am until time of the Funeral Mass at 9:30 am at St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church in Warren. Burial, with military honors, will follow at Resurrection Cemetery in Clinton Township, Michigan.

Memorial donations are welcomed to M.O.G.I., 16200 Nineteen Mile Road, Clinton Township, Michigan 48038.

Please share memories of Thomas at his memory book above.