Thomas P. Antioho
WATERFORD — Thomas P. Antioho, 95, died Friday, October 10, at Canterbury-on-the-Lake, Waterford, Michigan.
Tom was born in Calumet in 1925, to Socrates and Emma Antioho. He spent his childhood there with many long-time friends and two loving sisters and a brother, Grace, Theodora and Bob.
A graduate of Calumet High School, he went on to Suomi College and graduated from Michigan State University in 1951.
He met his beloved wife, Trudy Ojennus, while in high school, and they married after his service in the U.S. Navy during World War II. They were blessed with six children, who are grateful for the love and support by wonderful parents. He was a proud veteran and proud Spartan.
He began his career with Buick as an accountant and cost analyst out of college and retired at the young age of 52. The next years were spent enjoying and following their children’s and grandchildren’s activities and careers.
They lived in Flint and then in Flushing. Later they spent time in Ortonville and Virginia, Minnesota.
Summers were most often spent at their LacLaBelle cottage. As the family scattered around the country, the Keweenaw became an important, festive gathering spot for their children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
Trudy died at age 92 in 2019. Her celebration of life service was held at St. Peter’s by the Sea in Eagle Harbor in July 2019. After Trudy’s death, Tom moved to Canterbury-on-the-Lake in Waterford to be closer to family.
Tom was grateful to spend many weeks in Eagle Harbor and LacLaBelle this summer.
He is survived by his children, Sue & Don Morton, Fargo, North Dakota; Peg & Glenn Patrick of Britt, Minnesota; Tom & Denise Antioho of Grand Haven; Jeff & Michelle Antioho, Murrells Inlet, South Carolina; Theodora & Guy Morgan of Davisburg; and Joan & Dave Donnay of Eagle Harbor; his brother, Bob and sister-in-law, Gertie of Calumet; 15 loving grandchildren; and 17 great grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren; as well as many nieces and nephews.