Thomas E Fearnside

March 20th, 1929 to July 27th, 2018

Thomas Edward Fearnside, 89, of Fort Gratiot, died Saturday, July 28, 2018.

He was born March 20, 1929 in Toledo, Ohio, to the late Ralph S. and Helen Marie Fearnside.

Tom graduated from Michigan Tech in 1951 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Metallurgy and was a co-owner of Duplicast Corporation. He was a longtime very active member of Lakeshore Presbyterian Church. Tom sang with the Schubert Male Chorus for nearly 30 years and enjoyed volunteering at Mid City Nutrition.

He is survived by his wife, Laniera “Lee” Fearnside; his five children, Stafford (Judy) Fearnside, Margaret (Don) Reed, Richard (Marlene) Fearnside, William (Lori) Fearnside and Melissa (Chuck) Cummings; 13 grandchildren and many great grandchildren; his sister, Patricia Druetezler; three stepchildren, Sue (Gary) Weyand, James (Jane) Smith and Rachel (Karl) Ellis; five step-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; and his devoted dog, Jumper. He was preceded in death by his son, Timothy.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 6, 2018 in Lakeshore Presbyterian Church with visitation beginning at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Bill Davis will officiate.

Inurnment will be in Lakeshore Presbyterian Church Columbarium.

Memorials may be made to Lakeshore Presbyterian Church.

Arrangements are by Pollock-Randall Funeral Home. To send condolences please visit

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