Robert “Buff” Eremia, Sr. of Caro, age 71, passed away on Saturday, December 15, 2018, at St. Mary’s of Michigan in Saginaw. Buff was born February 21, 1947, in Sebewaing, the son of the late John and Helen (Martens) Eremia, and was a 1965 graduate of Sebewaing High School. He was united in marriage with the former Janet Graves on June 5, 1976, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Sebewaing. Buff learned his plumbing and heating trade at Kundinger & Rievert in Sebewaing. He went on to work at Defoe Shipbuilding in Bay City, Saginaw Steering Gear, and Eremia Heating and Air Conditioning until his retirement. Buff was a very social person who enjoyed hunting, fishing, canning, cooking, and spending time with his grandchildren. He was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Caro since 1976.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Janet Eremia of Caro; four children and their spouses: Robert and Su Eremia, Jr. of Caro, Roger and Jill Eremia of Unionville, Sara Eremia of Caro, Jim and Grace Eremia of Cass City; 12 grandchildren: Ben and Lyssa Lynch, Brooke and Zach Rocheleau, Airman Reece Eremia, Autumn Eremia, Chanc Eremia, Morgan Eremia, Jacob Eremia, Ava Eremia, Justin Bilicki, Kaylee Bilicki, Alyssa Eremia, Angel Eremia; two great-grandchildren: Nolan Lynch and Edyn Spicer; siblings and spouses: Betty Ann Steadman, Sandy and Royce Shamel, Jacqui and Mike Mandich, Bill and Lynette Eremia, Mike Eremia, Mary Ralston; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Buff was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Chelsee Eremia; and one brother, Bruce Eremia.
In keeping with Buff’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, December 18, 2018, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Caro with Rev. Cameron Steele officiating. The family was present to receive friends at the church on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at 11 a.m. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorial contributions to the Family Discretionary Fund, c/o Janet Eremia, 205 West Sherman Street, Caro, MI 48723. The family was assisted with these arrangements by the Ransford Collon Funeral Home of Caro. Friends may share memories, thoughts and prayers online at

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