John Hays Shuler Sr.
John Hays Shuler Sr. passed away on October 12, 2018, in Hingham, Massachusetts at age 91. He was born on March 24, 1927, in Detroit, MI to the late Mary Grace Holliday Shuler and the late Harvey Albert Shuler Sr. and grew up in Highland Park. John served in the Navy during WWII from 1944 to 1945. He graduated from Ohio State in 1949, where he was a member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. John then worked in the mechanical contracting industry as an engineer and CEO of Mechanical Heat & Cold during which time he served two terms as President of the Mechanical Contractors Association of Detroit before retiring in 1992. An avid golfer like his parents, he was a member of Plum Hollow and Farmington Hills Golf Clubs. John met and married his wife of 66 years, Marilyn Corbin, at Westminster Presbyterian Church of Detroit where he served as elder and usher. After moving to Troy and Bloomfield Township, he served as deacon, stewardship chair, and usher at First United Methodist Church of Birmingham, MI. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Harvey Jr. and Tom. John is survived by his wife, Marilyn; his sons Scott and John Jr. (Jay); daughters Mary, Sandra Barna, and Barbara Emmel; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and eleven nephews and nieces. We will all miss his warmth, generosity, and enduring love and support. A memorial service will be held Friday, December 21, 2018, at 11:00 in the chapel of First United Methodist Church, Birmingham, MI.