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2014 September 30: Jerry Lawrence Motl

Jerry Lawrence Motl passed away on September 30, 2014 surrounded by his loving family.

Jerry was born in Cleveland, Ohio to Lawrence and Jennie Motl on July 16, 1930. He graduated from Bedford High School in 1948. It was at Bedford High School where he met his future wife, Phyllis Tremaine. Surviving Jerry is his wife of 63 years, Phyllis; and their three children, Deborah Motl Jones (Gary), Michael McKay (Charlene), Melanie Scott (Christopher); seven grandchildren, Laura Jones Morris (Austin), Drew Jones, Michael and Mac McKay, Tyler, Ryan and Haley Scott; and including two great-grandchildren, Olivia and Lucy Morris. Jerry spent two years in the Coast Guard on The USS Mackinaw. After returning from service, Jerry completed his Pharmacy degree from Ohio Northern University. Jerry worked 25 years for Cunningham Drugs, and most recently retired from Sav-On- Drugs. Jerry was an avid Tigers fan. However his most important role was being a family man, at which he excelled. Friends can join in a celebration of Jerry's life on Monday, October 6 at noon, at First United Methodist Church of Birmingham, located on 1589 West Maple, Birmingham, MI 48009. Donations can be made in memoriam to the Endowment Fund of First United Methodist Church of Birmingham.

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