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October 22, 1952 March 7, 2018
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Herbert Charles Poole, Jr. passed away on March 7, 2018 after a lengthy illness at his home in Sarasota, Florida, where he had lived since 1993.

Herbert was born in Marquette on October 22, 1952. He graduated from Marquette Senior High School in June 1970.

He joined the Navy in September 1970. He served aboard the USS William V. Pratt, a guided missile carrier. He got his Seabees Builders A Certificate. After 4 years in the Navy he returned to Marquette in 1974 and he earned a Merchant Marine Certificate and a Tractor Trailer Certificate. When he returned to Marquette he worked several jobs that led him to Sarasota where he worked for Manatee County as a Building Tradesman.

He was a member of the DeMolay of Marquette. He was also a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles since 1995 and a member of the Loyal Order of Moose since 1994. He was also in the Naval Reserve and American Legion.

Herb enjoyed woodworking; after returning to Marquette, he and his father refurbished an old mahogany fishing boat. He also built two wooden canoes from scratch. He also loved riding his Harley Davidson and enjoyed hunting.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Viivi Poole, longtime residents of Marquette.

He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Marie Seitz Poole (September 14, 1985); four sisters, Dianne (Carold) Whisnant of Glendale, AZ, Susan (John) Vercoe of Gwinn, Cynthia (James) Smalley of East Lansing, MI, Patricia Krohn of Sterling Heights, MI; a brother, Robert (Patricia) Poole of Cape Coral, FL; 10 nieces and nephews; and many great-nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, April 7, 2018 from 9 to 10 am at the Canale-Tonella Funeral Home. A graveside service is will be held Saturday at 10:30 am at Northland Chapel Gardens Cemetery with military honors provided by the Vietnam Veterans of America Negaunee Chapter. A Celebration of Life service will be held on April 21, 2018 from 2 to 4 pm at the Fraternal Order of Eagles, 2926 Wilkinson Road, Sarasota, FL.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Tidewell Hospice of Sarasota at

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Canale-Tonella Location

526 North Third Street
Marquette, Michigan 49855

Canale-Tonella Location
526 North Third Street Marquette 49855 Michigan
United States

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Northland Chapel Gardens Final Resting Place

239 Midway Drive
Negaunee, MI 49866

239 Midway Drive Negaunee 49866 MI
United States

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