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“Dear Dave,I was blessed and honored to be one of your friends and colleagues! Your mischievous eyes, your smile and humor meant a great detail to a...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: Lydia Iwaschina - Troy, MI

“I worked with Dave for over 30 years with Ford and then Dupont. Dave was a terrific friend, we played a lot of Golf together until a few year ago. ...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: LARRY Schaaf - sterling hgts, MI

“Dear Sonja and Family: please accept my deepest sympathy on our loss of Dave. He will be missed. Love to you all, Rome ”
3 of 5 | Posted by: Roman Rafalik - Clinton Twp, MI

“Dear Sonja and Family: Please know you are all in my prayers. This is so sudden. I always enjoyed having conversations with Dave. He will be...Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: Suzanne Souva - SHELBY TOWNSHIP, MI

“I had the privilege of working closely with Dave. His attention to detail and humor helped us all.G. Fry ”
5 of 5 | Posted by: Grant Fry - Rochester Hills, MI

MAKER, David Lawrence. October 24, 2018. Age 81.
Dave studied Chemistry at the University of Michigan, graduating with his BS in 1959. He worked in automotive finishes for his entire career. After early experience at some smaller suppliers, he helped start up the Ford Paint Plant in 1966 and retired from DuPont in 1995. Dave was a family guy and loyal friend who enjoyed sports, travel, winters in Florida, and trying new activities. He is survived by Sonja, his high school sweetheart and wife of 61 years, daughter Pamela (Chris Benson), son David Jr. (Marge), grandchildren Meredith and Matthew Benson, brother Paul (Carol) Maker, and several cousins, nieces, and nephews. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, November 1 at 10:30am at Wujek-Calcaterra 54880 Van Dyke Ave at 25 Mile Rd. (Shelby Township) . Friends are welcome to visit beginning at 9:30am. In lieu of flowers, the family would welcome memorial contributions to the American Heart Association. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at