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Obituary: James L. “Tut” Mayo

As received from the Reid Funeral Service and Chapel:

James L. “Tut” Mayo, age 79, of Baraga, MI passed away Sunday, June 21, 2020 at Bayside Village, L’Anse, MI. He was born in Baraga on June 14, 1941 the son of the late Richard and Elma (Koskinen) Mayo. James attended Baraga area schools. He served in the Army National Guard and was honorably discharged in 1964. James married the former Beverly “Bev” Carkeek at St Ann’s Catholic Church, Baraga on January 25, 1969. James had worked at the former Celotex Corp. and retired in May of 2000. He was a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church and the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community. James was very handy and had rebuilt their home and garage. He enjoyed gardening and watching the Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Lions.

James is survived by his loving wife, Beverly of Baraga, children Jeff Mayo (Cassie Westphal Sauvola) of Baraga, Stacey (Richard) Blamer of Baraga, grandchildren Taylor (Jenn) Mayo, Lyndsey (Antonio) Aleo, Morgan Mayo and Kayla Deschaine, great grandchild Maverick Mayo, brothers Patrick (Judy) Mayo of Baraga, Paul (Karen) Mayo of Baraga, and sister Dianne Sirard of Baraga. Numerous nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. James was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Jerry, Richard “Bud” and John and his sister Marie.

Funeral services for James will be held at 12 p.m. Thursday, June 25, 2020 at the Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, L’Anse with Father Corey Litzner officiating. The family will greet friends at the funeral chapel on Thursday from 11 am until the time of the funeral service. Immediately following the funeral service, Baraga county area veterans under the direction of the Baraga American Legion Post #444 will conduct military honors in the Baraga Cemetery. A luncheon will be held at the Ojibwa Senior Center.

James’s obituary may also be viewed and condolences sent to the family at www.reidfuneralservicechapel.com

The Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, L’Anse has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.

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