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Robert Alarie

March 17, 1948 February 29, 2020
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Obituary for Robert Alarie

Robert Alarie, age 72, passed away in perfect peace on February 29 at his home in Forest Hill Maryland, following a valiant and faith-filled battle with cancer.

Robert was born on St. Patrick’s Day (March 17) in Detroit, Michigan to the late Clayton and Catherine (Shubitowski) Alarie. Robert was the oldest of eight children, one of whom, Cathy Alarie, preceded him in death. Robert graduated from Edsel Ford high school in 1966 and went on to receive his bachelor of electrical engineering degree from the University of Michigan. Robert worked at Ford Motor Company, starting in high school and after college, as an automotive engineer. He later worked as a civilian engineer for the United States Air Force. In 1994, he married the love of his life, Cynthia Araucz, of Farmington Hills Michigan, who referred to him throughout their 25-year marriage as her “anchor.” The couple lived in Royal Oak, Michigan, San Antonio, Texas, and later Forest Hill. Robert dedicated his life to Christ at an early age, then rededicated himself to the Lord Jesus as a young adult. He loved studying the Word of God and took his service to the Lord very seriously. He enjoyed singing and contributed to a number of choirs including - church, the University of Michigan, and the Harford Choral Society. His singular resolve to live a highly principled Christian life, coupled with his extremely patient and gentle spirit, drew many admirers.

In addition to his loving wife, Cindy, Robert is survived by siblings Kenneth Alarie, Constance Geverink, John (Valerie) Alarie, Chris (Thomas) Misco, Andrew (Debbie) Alarie, and Raymond Alarie, in addition to seven nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 404 E. Liberty St., Milford on Sunday, March 8, 2020 from 4-8 PM. Funeral Mass will be held St. Mary's Church, 1955 E. Commerce St, Milford on Monday, March 9, 2020 at 10 AM, with visitation beginning at 9:30 AM. A luncheon will follow. Burial Highland Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Robert’s name to:

St. Vincent DePaul Society, 3000 Gratiot, Detroit, MI 48207

or please consider:

A tax deductible check payable to: Dr. Helga Walz, 1516 Dunkeld Way, Bel Aire, MD, 21015

in the memo line: THE NEW JERUSALEM SCHOOL

Please include your address with the donation.

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4:00 PM 3/8/2020 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 3/8/2020 8:00:00 PM
Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Milford

404 E. Liberty Street
Milford, MI 48381

Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Milford
404 E. Liberty Street Milford 48381 MI
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10:00 AM 3/9/2020 10:00:00 AM
St. Mary Our Lady of the Snows

1955 E. Commerce St.
Milford, MI 48381

St. Mary Our Lady of the Snows
1955 E. Commerce St. Milford 48381 MI
United States

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