MORTIERE, LAWRENCE D., age 80, passed away February 12, 2015. He was a Detroit native, graduated from St. Theresa, apprenticed as a typesetter and retired from The Detroit News after 30 years. He served in the United States Coast Guard, trained and volunteered with the American Red Cross disaster relief effort and was a dedicated volunteer at The Henry Ford/Greenfield Village for several years following his retirement. Lawrence is survived by five children, Michael (Diane), Lynne (Marc) Sommer; Elizabeth (Michael) Biedenbach; Suzanne Parini; and Diana (John) Kitzmiller. He leaves behind 19 grandchildren. Funeral Mass is scheduled at 10 am, Saturday, February 21 at St. Isidore at 18201 23 Mile Road, Macomb. In lieu of flowers, a donation to Children’s Tumor Foundation is appreciated.Published in Daily Tribune on Feb. 20, 2015+Read More Share Listen to Obituary Remember Share a message, photo, or video below View guest book What will you miss most about Lawrence D. Mortiere? Add a memory or condolence to the guest book Add Message Please add or record a video for the family of Lawrence Mortiere Add a video + Please add a photo and share in the life story for Lawrence Mortiere Add a photo +