Francis Thomas Day M.D., 86, died Friday, Feb. 28, 2014.
He was born Aug. 18, 1927, in Detroit to Richard W. and Anita S. (nee Shannon) Day. Known as Frank to family and friends, he graduated from the University of Detroit in 1948 and Wayne State University Medical School in 1952. He served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy at the end of the Korean War.
Dr. Day was a general surgeon from 1952 to 2000 with privileges at Detroit Memorial Hospital, Holy Cross and Bon Secours Hospital. He completed his career working exclusively at Bon Secours.
He enjoyed skiing with his children and grandchildren. He was a member of the Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, American Medical Society and the Detroit Medical Society.
Dr. Day is survived by his beloved wife of 61 years, Ruth Marie (nee Saylor); children, Barbara Day M.D., Debora Marino (Gregory), Michael Day (Bethe), Teresa Day and Anne Falvey (Joe); daughter-in-law, Nancy Day, 18 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his son, F. Thomas Day M.D.; brother, Dick Day and Sister, Anita LaValley.
A funeral Mass was celebrated March 3 at St. Clare of Montefalco Catholic Church, Grosse Pointe Park.
Donations may be made to St. Clare of Montefalco School, 16231 Charlevoix St., Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230.