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Robert Anthony Ternes
August 30, 1934 - October 16, 2022

Robert Anthony Ternes

Robert Anthony Ternes
Aug 30, 1934 - Oct 16, 2022

Robert Anthony Ternes
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Robert Anthony Ternes, age 88, passed away surrounded by his family October 16, 2022.

Robert was born August 30, 1934, in Detroit, to the late Elenore and Clarence Ternes. Robert started his career working for the Detroit Police Department for 10 years. After leaving he completed trade school and started his own building company, Comfort Craft Construction. He successfully owned and operated the business since 1968, through the years he taught many of his sons and other members of the police force his trade. He was a proud member of St. Clare of Montefalco Church where he was a member of the choir and assisted in maintenance and built the remembrance wall used in the funerals for all members of the church. He also frequently attended St. Matthew's church, which held a special place in both and his wife's heart after both of their children attended school and were baptized there. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Grosse Pointe Men's Club, which he thoroughly enjoyed dressing up to attend. Robert was an extraordinary gardener, becoming a Master Gardener and being invited to give talks on the subject to many gardening clubs throughout the area. He loved to share his knowledge and skills with all, but especially his children and grandchildren, leading many of them to become Master Gardeners themselves and helping create beautiful gardens at their homes. Once he harvested from his garden, he put his other hobby into action, canning. He made the most amazing, sweet pickles, spaghetti, and even had lessons for the family and neighbors to come over and learn his technique on "Sauerkraut Day". Robert was a hardworking, caring individual that loved to share his knowledge and experience with anyone in his life.

Cherished husband of Sue Ternes. Beloved father of MaryAnn Kelly, John (Debora) Ternes, Jeanne McGregor, the late Elizabeth Dugan, Suzanne (Seamus) McKenna, Camille (Daniel) Sand, Mary (Michael) Bamford, Charles (Roxanne) Benoit, Jeffory (Cyndi) Benoit, John (Christine) Benoit, the late James Benoit, and Bruce Benoit. Loving grandfather of 25 and great-grandfather of 14. Robert was preceded in death by his first wife, Barbara Ann Ternes.

Visitation for Robert will take place Thursday, October 20, 2022, from 4-8pm, 7pm Rosary and Knights of Columbus service, at Chas. Verheyden, Inc., 16300 Mack Ave. Grosse Pointe Park. Funeral Mass Friday, October 21, 2022, instate at 10am until time of Mass, 10:30am at St. Clare of Montefalco, 1401 Whittier Rd, Grosse Pointe Park. With burial to follow at Assumption Grotto Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Capuchins,, or St. Matthew Catholic Church,


John A Spitzbarth on Oct 25, 2022

To the Ternes Family,
So sorry to hear of the passing of Bob Ternes. We got to know Bob and his family when they (and we) lived on Bishop Road in Detroit. Indeed, both our families eventually joined forces to open a business together in the 1970's. Bob was always clever, talented, and funny. He loved life as well as his family. Our deepest condolences go out to his wife Sue as well as his children John, Mary, Jeanie, Sue, and Cammie.

Lois and John Spitzbarth

Renee Ryszewski-Treska on Oct 19, 2022

To the Ternes family and Mrs. Ternes,

Sending my deepest condolences of Mr. Ternes’s passing. I met him through my father who was close friends with him. He called me “pooch” as a child and I adored his personality and his ability to make me laugh. Hearing this news made me quite sad as I really cared for him as a person from childhood to adult as we saw eachother frequently living down the street. He will be missed and remembered as a good man, person and friend of my parents who loved him dearly as well. Prayers Mr. Ternes “Bob”

Renee Ryszewski-Treska “Pooch” 💙🙏🏻😢💕

Br Nick Blattner Ofm Capuchin on Oct 19, 2022

On behalf of the Capuchin brothers I offer my deepest sympathies on the passing of Robert. It is truly humbling to receive memorial donations in honor of his life. Please be assured of the brother's prayers for the entire Ternes family during this great time of grief. May perpetual light shine upon Robert.



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Chas. Verheyden, Inc.
16300 Mack Avenue
Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
7pm Rosary and Knights of Columbus Service.


St. Clare of Montefalco Catholic Church
1401 Whittier Road
Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230
10:30 AM
Instate at 10:00am until time of mass.

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