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Gary Janadia

Gary Keith Janadia

Thursday, March 12th, 1942 - Sunday, January 26th, 2020
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Gary Keith Janadia was born on March 12, 1942, in Detroit from the union of Bob and Helen Janadia. Gary attended Foch Junior High School and he graduated from Southeastern High School in 1959. After graduating from high school Gary decided he wanted to serve his country and he enlisted in the Navy where he honorably served until he was discharged in 1966. While in the service his first two sons were born, Gary and Michael. Gary and Michael’s mother was Patricia Janadia, Gary’s first of three wives. He was also married to Geraldine where he was a proud and loving step-father to Jimmy and Tammy. From Gary’s marriage to Jaime he became a father to Raymond and Michael Blake.
After a short stint at Huch Manufacturing, Gary joined the Detroit Police force in 1969. He served the City for 28 years until his retirement in 1997. A decorated officer Gary was most proud at serving his police brothers and sisters on the force as a Union Steward, where he fought hard for D.P.D. officers and their treatment in the work place. Unions have always been important in the Janadia family. Gary continued the legacy and tradition of his parents and brother Robert and sister-in-law, Eileen in fighting for worker’s rights. After his retirement from the police force, Gary joined his sons, Gary and Michael at their law firm, he became the office manager and the cornerstone of the business until his final days.
Gary would often step outside his work position and counsel the office’s clients with their personal drug and alcohol issues. It is in this regard Gary made his greatest mark on the world while living himself one day at a time he helped thousands of others gain clarity, stay sober, and get back their lives. Gary was devoted to the AA model and was in his 37th year of sobriety. His fellowship with his brothers and sisters helped him in his most difficult times. Helping people was also the impetus for the happiness and peace he encountered since entering the program.
Gary in his free time was a lifelong Detroit Tigers fan never missing a game. He coached his sons and many of their friends in baseball. He was also a tortured Detroit Lions fan. He loved television and movies, All in the Family, wartime movies, and the Sopranos were his favorites. Gary was an avid euchre player and was immortalized in Tom Gallagher’s How to Play Euchre Manual. The “Viking” also enjoyed bowling with his sons, they won a few league championships. When looking to relax he enjoyed spending time at the family cottage in Canada.
Visitation for Gary will be held on Friday, January 31 from 12 noon to 8 pm with a 7 pm Memory Service at Chas. Verheyden, Inc – Schultz Chapel, 21705 Gratiot Ave., Eastpointe, MI 48021. On Saturday, February 1 the family will receive guests at 10 am until the time of his Funeral Service at 11 am at Chas. Verheyden, Inc - Schultz Chapel, 21705 Gratiot Ave., Eastpointe.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, January 31st, 2020 | 12:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Friday, January 31st, 2020 12:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Chas. Verheyden, Inc. - Schultz Chapel
    Address
    21705 Gratiot Avenue
    Eastpointe, Michigan 48021
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    Memory Sharing Service at 7:00 pm
  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, February 1st, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, February 1st, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Chas. Verheyden, Inc. - Schultz Chapel
    Address
    21705 Gratiot Avenue
    Eastpointe, Michigan 48021
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

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Kathy Crowe

Posted at 10:36pm
Always a gentleman to me and a great neighbor. Loved my meatloaf and will remember him every time I make it. Lived his last years successfully on his own terms. Felt safe with him living next too me. He was our buddy and we were his.
Next door neighbors Kathy and Jeff
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Scott montgomery

Posted at 07:42pm
I knew Gary from 11th. He was partners with ted le Clair. two good cops doing what they loved doing.they were a team. working A job that can become very dangerous in a split second.it’s not easy trying to keep a city safe..with all the drugs,guns,crime,it takes its toll on the cops doing the job,not for the faint of heart.it has its ups but mostly downs,when working the streets of detroit .rest easy buddy.tell teddy hi ! And don’t cause waves!!! Your old bud Scott montgomery
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With love from Jase, Diane, family and Angela Neda

Posted at 02:54pm
We pray the love of God enfolds you during your journey through grief.
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Posted at 07:49am
Love, Ray, Mike, Jamie & Sue
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Chris Davis and Lonnie Shelton

Posted at 03:54pm
Gary, Mike, Joy and Janadia family, Our deepest condolences for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this most difficult time.
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