ISHPEMING, Mich. - John R. Morcom, age 61, of 434 Jasper St., Ishpeming, passed away on Tuesday, November 20, 2012, at the Mather Nursing Center where he had been a resident for 4 days.
John was born September 5, 1951, in Ishpeming to Ross and Carmela (Valentino) Morcom. He worked at Robbins Flooring Mill for 25 years. John was a life member of the U.S. Merchant Mariners. He enjoyed the outdoors: hunting and fishing and more recently time spent with his twin grandchildren.
John is survived by his wife, Pat Morcom, whom he married on May 16, 1980; 2 children: Angela and Joshua Morcom, both of Ishpeming; twin grandchildren: Kady and Kody; sisters: Florence (Roy) Melka of Hazelhurst, Wis., and Christine (Bill) Santamore of Ishpeming; a brother-in-law Bob Sihtala of Ishpeming; along with nieces and ne-phews. John was preceded in death by his parents, Ross and Car-mela; a sister Margaret Sihtala; a brother Michael Morcom; a brother-in-law Roy Melka; and an infant son Michael.
John R. Morcom
John's family will greet relatives and friends on Monday, November 26 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Bjork & Zhulkie Funeral Home where a memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. with the Rev. Paddy Palomaki officiating.
John's obituary may be viewed at www.bjorkandzhulkie.com where relatives and friends may leave a note of remembrance.