Donald Emrien Schatzberg
age 67 of Atlanta, MI passed away Monday, April 28, 2008 in the St. Johns River District Hospital after a four month illness. He was born to Lester and Mary Louise Schatzberg on November 24, 1940 in Detroit, MI.
Mr. Schatzberg lived much of his life in St. Clair Shores where he delivered newspapers on horseback at an early age. He worked at the Mt. Clemens Rose Gardens, later became a Keller operator and retired as a Journeyman Machinist. He was a hard working man who held many jobs. He loved his family very much and they loved him. He had a good sense of humor, enjoyed fishing, camping, gardening and horses. At times he was affectionately called a Bulldog.
He is survived by his mother Mary Louise Schatzberg, six children, Emrien Schatzberg (girlfriend Teri Gregory), Darien (Sherri) Schatzberg, Wayne (Lisa) Schatzberg , Christine Burke, Jess (girlfriend Erica Ramsey) Schatzberg, and Julie (fiancÚ Jacob Gillespie); a grandson Anthony and four granddaughters Nichole, Mia, Ava and Jaiden; the mother of his children and former wife Suzanne Foguth; his brother Jack (Judy) Schatzberg, brother Tim (Kim) Schatzberg, and sister-in law Pat Schatzberg, several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Memorial service 7:30 PM Thursday, May 1, 2008 in the Gilbert Funeral Home, Algonac, MI. Visitation 1-4 & 6-9 Thursday.