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William R. Carey

May 6, 1931 — November 20, 2019

William Raymond Carey, 88, of Harrisville, passed away Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at his home. Born May 6, 1931 to William and Helen (Mukri) Carey in Melvindale, MI, he was raised downriver Detroit. On June 16, 1954, he married Lois E. Betz in Dearborn. Bill served in the United States Air Force from 1954 until 1956. He was employed as an engineer at Ford Motor Company, as project engineer at Dura Corp, and as Director of Research and Development at EATON Corp. Bill is the inventor of the air bag in your car. He was a model airplane enthusiast and enjoyed building and flying his model planes. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed boating and swimming. Bill is survived by his wife, Lois Carey, his daughter Anne Norman of Perry, MI, and his sister Norma Jane Siedlik of Brighton, MI. He was preceded in death by his son, James Carey, and his sister, Phyllis Benitz. Cremation arrangements were made through Gillies Funeral Home, Lincoln. Private services have been held. To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of William R. Carey, please visit our flower store.


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