John Arthur Duvernay (1946-1989)

John Arthur Duvernay
Johnny Arthur
Born:23 Oct 1946 Petoskey, Michigan
Died:25 Oct 1989 Cheboygan, Michigan
Father:John Elmer Duvernay
Mother:Patricia Ellen Price
SiblingsJohn Arthur Duvernay
Lee Ann Duvernay
Wendy Alain Duvernay
Thomas Alan Duvernay

Petoskey News-Review, October, 1989:

John A. Duvernay, 43

John A. Duvernay, 43, of Little Traverse Township, died Oct. 25, 1989, at Community Memorial Hospital, Cheboygan.

A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at the First Presbyterian Church, Petoskey. Pastor Gerald Blevins will officiate.

Mr. Duvernay was born Oct. 23, 1946, in Petoskey, the son of John E. and Patricia (Price) Duvernay. When he was 9 years old he played in the first year of organized Little League baseball in Petoskey.

He attended Petoskey schools and graduated from Petoskey High School in 1964. He entered the U.S. Navy in 1964 and served on the destroyer USS Davis. He was also stationed in Athens, Greece. Upon his discharge from the service, he rejoined the family business, Duvernay Signs. He has always made his home in the Petoskey area.

He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Petoskey; the Vietnam Veterans of America and the Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 2462 in Petoskey.
He is survived by: his parents, two sisters, Mrs. Doug, (Lee) Graham of Petoskey and Mrs. Patrick (Wendy) Morris of Harbor Springs; one brother, Thomas, currently teaching in Kyungju City, South Korea; his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Anna Duvernay of Minneapolis, Minn.; his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Dorothy Price of Petoskey; three nieces and three nephews; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

The family suggests memorials to the Northern Michigan Chapter of the American Heart Association or the First Presbyterian Church Sunday School. Envelopes for memorials are available at the Stone Funeral Home, Petoskey, where arrangements are being handled.


*Interview with John Elmer and Patricia Duvernay, 24  April 1989

*Death: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Deaths:
      Duvernay, John Arthur
      Date of Death: 10/25/1989
      Liber: 1989
      Folio: 146
      Place of Death: Cheboygan, Michigan

*Burial: Greenwood Cemetery Index, Petoskey, Michigan:
      Duvernay, John Arthur
      Age: 43
      Born: 10/23/1946
      Died: 10/25/1989
      Burial: 12/11/1923
      Cemetery: Greenwood, Petoskey
      Military: Viet Nam, US Navy
      Stone Funeral Home at Petoskey Cremation
      Lot H-36-3

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