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Joseph "Snapper" Bazinaw
Died: Monday, March 5, 2012
Joseph "Snapper" Bazinaw, 78 of Mackinac Island died early Monday morning, March 5 at Mackinac Straits Hospital following a lingering illness. He was born on the Island on May 6,1934 to Alexander and Catherine (Chapman) Bazinaw, one of eleven children. He lived on Mackinac all his life except for a time in the US Marine Corp. during the Korean War. He worked for  the Mackinac Island State Parks until his retirement as a Teamster many years. He also painted for Jim Francis Painting at one time, and worked for the Arnold Line also. He was a lifetime member of the Mackinac Island American Legion, Ste. Anne's Catholic Church and Sault Tribe Chippewa Indians.

He is survived by one brother, Ronald "Cushion" Bazinaw, Cape Creek, Arizona; and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews. He was preceeded in death by brothers, James "Beaver" Bazinaw; Anthony Carl Bazinaw; Clarence Bazinaw , John "Butch' Bazinaw and George E. Bazinaw; and sisters,  Delia Perault; Lorraine Camp; Emma  Bazinaw; and Theresa Bazinaw.

Friends may call at Dodson Funeral Home on Thursday from 1 to 3 pm, and on Mackinac Island on Friday from 12 to 2 pm at Ste. Annes Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 2 pm at the church with Fr. Jim Williams officiating. Burial will be in early May at Ste. Anne's Cemetery on Mackinac Islnad with Military Rites by the Mackinac Island American Legion. Pallbearers will be  ,Bobby and Brett  Horn,  Paul Wandrie,  Dean Gillespie, Loren Cowell and Gabe Cowell.

Dodson Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements
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