Obituary of Harry Walter Girvin
Harry Walter Girvin, 64, of Bay City, our selfless, loving, devoted, and strong-willed dad, grandpa, brother, uncle, and friend was born into eternal life on the morning of Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at his home, surrounded by his loving family. After a two-year courageous battle, our hero and rock of the family is now finally at peace. Harry was born in Bay City on September 8, 1954, the son of the late Harry Donald and Virginia Frances Marie (Galke) Girvin. He was a 1973 graduate of Bay City Central, where he excelled in football. Harry was instrumental in assisting the team to win the Bay City Central Championship in 1972 and was later inducted into the Bay County Hall of Fame in 2012. After high school, Harry proudly served in the U.S. Army. He continued his love of football and played with the Bay City Brahmas. He worked as a crane operator and was most recently employed by Omni Source. In his free time, Harry enjoyed volunteering his time with B.A.Y.F.L., where he was a wonderful coach and mentor to many. His hardworking and kind hearted ways will live on in the hearts of his family and friends for years to come. Harry leaves to carry on his legacy, his three children, Tabitha Girvin, Nicolus Girvin (Kaitlyn Smentczak), and Nathanael Girvin; grandchildren, Carter and Maverick Girvin; sister, Janet LaVictoire; aunt, Elonora Galke; along with many nieces, nephews, cousins, and countless friends. In addition to his parents, Harry was welcomed home to heaven by his sister, Frances Gillespie; brothers, Thomas and Phillip Girvin, and brother-in-law, George LaVictoire. Harry’s family will be present to receive visitors on Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM and Sunday, May 19, 2019 from 11:00 AM until Harry’s 6:00 PM Life Celebration at Skorupski Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 955 N. Pine Rd., Hampton Twp. Private interment will be held in Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the wishes of the family. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at www.skorupskis.com.