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Richard Scott Custer
Richard “Scott” Custer, beloved husband of Martha “Marti” Lou Redman Custer died following a 2-month illness October 9, 2019. He was born in Detroit, MI, March 25, 1942 to Gladys P. Southard and Richard L. Custer. Scott was predeceased by his half brother Robert Rowland. Additionally, he is survived by his daughters Laura Marie Popp (William J. Popp) of Clarkston, MI and Jennifer Ann Pokorski (Michael P. Pokorski) of Brighton, MI. He is also survived by his grandchildren, M. Tyler Pokorski, Emily M. Popp, R. Blake Pokorski, Joseph C. Popp and Claire M. Pokorski who were the delights and pride of his life.
Scott was a lifelong resident of Michigan and was fiercely devoted to his state and especially to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan where he maintained property that he considered his legacy to his family.
Scott was admired and loved by many people for his numerous achievements both in business, the military and in life. He was largely a self-educated man, a voracious reader and a lifelong learner with wide ranging interests. While a young man he joined the US Army, 82nd Airborne and became a paratrooper. He had a successful career as a consultant for Ashland Foundry Products and served as a mentor to many young men in their careers.
While he never truly abandoned his secret desire to be a cowboy, in his heart he was a woodsman and a conservationist who managed his properties for wildlife preservation. He was a natural born teacher and delighted in sharing his wisdom and reverence for the outdoors especially with his grandchildren. Scott was a member of Stonycroft Hills Golf Club and played golf with varying degrees of success several times each week. His friends knew him as a larger than life personality and as a loyal friend who always had a joke or an entertaining story and one who often felt his stories worthy of repeating. He valued truth and honesty above all, and his word was his bond.
A military service will be held Sat. Oct 26 a 2 p.m. at Mount Avon Cemetery in Rochester, MI where his ashes will be interred. This will be followed by a Celebration of Life at 4 p.m. at Stonycroft Hills Golf club, in Bloomfield Hills, MI.