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James A. Michael

June 7, 1928March 18, 2020

James Anthony Michael, age 91, passed away on March 18th, 2020. Beloved husband to Jacqueline; dear father to James (Rosalind), Jerome (Chris), George (Linda), Joseph (Penny), John (Loan), Carol (Anthony) Cusmano, Daniel (Kara), and Julie (Blase) Sparma; proud grandpa to 17 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren; James is also survived by his sister Josephine “Cutie” Saigh; he is preceded in death by his son Jeffery, and siblings Joseph, Mike, Anne Meda, Mary “Emily” and George.

Due to health concerns, the family has chosen to do a memorial mass at a later date.

Donations to St. Maron Church, 11466 Kercheval Ave., Detroit 48214, would be appreciated.

Fond memories and online condolences may be offered to the family at


  • Jacqueline Michael, Wife
  • James (Rosalind) Michael, Son
  • Jerome (Chris) Michael, Son
  • George (Linda) Michael, Son
  • Joseph (Penny) Michael, Son
  • John (Loan) Michael, Son
  • Carol (Anthony) Cusmano, Daughter
  • Daniel (Kara) Michael, Son
  • Julie (Blase) Sparma, Daughter
  • Josephine “Cutie” Saigh, Sister
  • Proud grandpa to 17 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

    He is preceded in death by his son Jeffery, and siblings Joseph, Mike, Anne Meda, Mary “Emily” and George.


James A. Michael

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Patrick Foley

March 23, 2020

I wanted to express my sincerest condolences and blessings to the Michael family. As one of Danny’s closest friends for the last 25 years I was lucky enough to know and interact with Mr. Michael. I will always remember him as a very strong head of family and successful businessman. I saw him mold and help create the outstanding person and man that Danny is today. I recall Danny speaking to his father when we were in college on a weekly basis. They always spoke of Danny’s accomplishments and path, sports “the numbers :)”, family, fishing, and cooking. I know that is was always very important for Danny to live up to his fathers high standards, and that he did. 91 years and a tremendous legacy to his wife, children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. I hope that we will all reflect on Mr. Michaels passing, celebrate his life, but mostly continue his high standards in our own and families lives. May peace be with the Michael family, especially with his wife Jackie, and my best friend Danny.

With love and blessings,

Patrick M Foley