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Clarence Philip Spitzley

September 3, 1958 ~ February 12, 2018 (age 59)

Clarence Philip Spitzley


Age 59, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, February 12, 2018 at his residence. He was born on September 3, 1958 in Lansing the son of Donald and Ruth (May) Spitzley.  Clarence retired from the General Motors Powertrain Division after many years as a Design Engineer. He enjoyed fishing and hunting and took many nice deer on his property. He was also active with Pheasants Forever and a member of the Knights of Columbus. He was preceded in death by his parents and his infant twin brother, Clare. Surviving are his siblings Diane (Louis) Smith, Janice (Bruce) Fyan, Allen (Julie) Spitzley, Eugene (Gail) Spitzley, Elaine (David) Keilen and Marilyn (Gary) Schneider; special friend, Sheila Six; many nieces and nephews and several aunts and uncles. The Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated by Rev. Mike Alber at 11:00 a.m., Friday, February 16, 2018 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Portland. Rite of Committal will be in Portland Cemetery next to his twin, Clare. The family will receive friends 4-8 p.m., Thursday at the Lehman Funeral Home, 210 E. Bridge St., Portland and one hour prior to the Mass on Friday at the church. The rosary will be prayed at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the University of Michigan Trauma Burn Center, 1500 E. Medical Center Dr.,  Ann Arbor, MI 48109. Online condolences may be made at

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