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John Warren “Jack” Pohill, age 66, of Farmington Hills, Michigan, formerly of Richeyville, Pennsylvania, died December 3, 2014 in Brighton, Michigan from complications of diabetes. The son of John S. & Lois L. (Bachman) Pohill, he was born September 17, 1948 in Waynesburg, Penn. After graduating from Bethlehem-Center High School in 1966, he entered the U.S. Navy serving as an air traffic controller. Following his military duty he worked a short time for Jones & Laughlin mines. He attended Penn State University earning a Mechanical Engineering degree. Later, he attended California University of Pennsylvania earning a degree in Industrial Management. He started his new career in automotive engineering with General Motors in Dayton, Ohio. His career took him and his family to Iowa City, Iowa working for Sheller Globe Corp. While in Iowa, he earned an MBA from Iowa University. Mr. Pohill moved on to Detroit, Michigan with his family where he worked for Daimler-Chrysler for 14 years. During his time with Daimler-Chrysler, he co-designed three automotive components which received U.S. patents. Mr Pohill’s final job came as the North American CEO of European electric automobile manufacturer Venturi. Mr. Pohill returned to Michigan to retire and spend his days with his family. On July 29, 1970, Mr. Pohill married Jacqueline Renee Yeager Pohill, who died on March 4, 2003. He was also preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Bonnie J. Jiles. Surviving are three sons, Joshua (Sonya) Pohill of Williamston, MI, Jereme (Jennifer) Pohill, and Justin (fiancé Tiarra), Pohill, all of Colorado; four brothers, David (MaryAnn) Pohill, Christopher (Tonya) Pohill, Jimmy Pohill, all of Richeyville, PA, and Kenneth (Denise) Pohill of Kearneysville, WV; beloved grandson Zachary of Williamston, MI and granddaughter, Leona of Colorado; an aunt, Margie Peccon and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Cremation has taken place and no visitation will be held. A memorial service is being planned for the near future with final interment at Milford Memorial Cemetery, Milford, MI. Arrangements were entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care.

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  1. Chuck and Linda Ewing on December 14, 2014 at 5:53 am

    Jereme, Josh, Justin
    We send you our deepest sympathies in the loss of your dad. We have some great memories with your family.
    Thoughts and prayers.



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