February 14, 2019
REST IN PEACE
George Bernard Van Antwerp, Sr., passed away in Royal Oak, MI on February 14, 2019 at the age of 91. He is survived by Mary Louise (Beale), his beloved wife of 48 years, and their three children: George (Kerri), Karon (Andy) Latham, and Michael (Ami). He was a loving grandfather "Opa" to eight grandchildren: Keeley, Britt, Alex, Elise, Katherine, Sawyer, Macie, and Harper and is survived by three of his ten siblings: Hon. Daniel (Cecelia), Dacia (Patrick) Pollard, and Agnes. He is preceded in death by his parents: Eugene Ignatius and Mary Frances (McDevitt) and seven siblings: Sr. Mary Dolores, R.S.C.J., Pauline Annetta "Polly" Denton, Frances Lauretta Jaeger, Eugene Ignatius Jr., Francis Joseph, Anthony Gore, and Joan Cecilia Shannon. Visitation will take place Saturday 4-7 p.m. and Sunday 1-8 p.m. with a 4 p.m. vigil service at the Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 705 W 11 Mile Road (4 blocks E of Woodward), Royal Oak, MI 48067. The funeral will be held Monday, in state 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass 10 a.m., at Our Mother of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 13500 Oak Park Blvd., Oak Park, MI 48237. All are invited to attend and celebrate George's life. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Father Clement Kern Foundation, Richard Noelke, Treasurer, P.O. Box 532042, Livonia, MI 48153-2042 or the Society of St. Vincent de Paul at http://svdpdet.org/donate/, Condolences may be shared at www.sullivanfuneraldirectors.com.
George was ordained for the Detroit Archdiocese in 1953 and made his transition and married Mary Louise in 1970. He joined CORPUS in 1994.