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James E. Staniforth

February 15, 1941 - April 22, 2023
Plymouth, MI



Tuesday, April 25, 2023
3:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Turowski Life Story Funeral Homes
Canton, West of Sheldon
45100 Warren Rd.
Canton, MI 48187
(734) 453-3008
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Wednesday, April 26, 2023
11:00 AM EDT
St. John Neumann Catholic Church
44800 Warren Rd.
Canton, MI 48187
(734) 455-5910

Instate at 10:30 am


At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

Alzheimer's Association
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Life Story / Obituary


James E. Staniforth of Plymouth, MI, passed away April 22, 2023 at the age of 82. He was born February 15, 1941 in Chicago, Illinois to James and Helen Staniforth. Beloved husband of Barbara for 62 wonderful years. Loving father of Christopher (Laurie) Staniforth, Lynn (Glenn) Swartz, and Mark (Gina) Staniforth. Dearest grandfather of Avery, Luke, Charlotte, Nicole, Jessica (Zach), Eric, Sarah, Grace, and Ella. Dear brother of June Kelley and the late Marjorie Viane. James was an avid University of Michigan fan, loved golf, passionate puzzle solver and enthusiastic computer game player. James was a passionate mentor for his grandchildren. He always had a positive attitude no matter what the circumstances. He was incredibly witty and had a gift of humor. James held multiple masters’ degrees and was highly intelligent. Visitation Tuesday, April 25, 2023 from 3-8 pm at Neely-Turowski Funeral Home, 45100 Warren Rd., Canton, Michigan 48187. Instate Wednesday, April 26, 2023 from 10:30 until time of Mass at 11 am at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 44800 Warren Rd., Canton, Michigan 48187. Interment will take place at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield, Michigan. Memorial contributions may be directed to The Alzheimer’s Association, https://www.alz.org