David William Ayrault
David William Ayrault

February 8, 1941 - March 13, 2014
Resided in Grosse Pointe Park, MI
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David William Ayrault

Grosse Pointe Park resident David William Ayrault, 73, died Thursday March 13, 2014.

He was born February 8, 1941, in Rochester, NY to Robert A. Ayrault and Elizabeth Ayrault. After moving to Grosse Pointe, Mr. Ayrault attended Richard School and St. Paul High School (Class of '59). He attained a Bachelor's Degree from University of Detroit and worked in radio sales and management at various Michigan-based radio stations for years.

Later, Mr. Ayrault became a park ranger for the City of Grosse Pointe Park where he was instrumental in making sure absolutely no one got into the park without a pass.

Mr. Ayrault played basketball in college. He enjoyed reading, coaching youth sports, photography, the works of Vincent Van Gogh, socializing, and attending his grandchildren's many events. He was an eloquent story-teller and a walking search engine for jokes.

Mr. Ayrault is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Merrie Gay (Touchton); children, Kelly Breitenbecher (Michael), Kristen Diefenderfer (Robert), Terry Ayrault (Lisa), George Ayrault (Yumi), Andrew Ayrault (Kimberly)and Emilie Dube (Todd); grandchildren, Leo Ayrault, Hannah Ayrault, Matt Breitenbecher, Robert Diefenderfer, Jack Breitenbecher, Foster Dube, Joseph Ayrault, Julia Ayrault, Henry Ayrault, Maggie Dube, Erin Breitenbecher, Caitlin Breitenbecher, Adam Ayrault, Annabel Ayrault, Philip Dube.

A memorial service will be held (was held March 17) at A.H. Peters Funeral Home, Grosse Pointe Woods. Funeral service will be held at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 467 Fairford Rd., Grosse Pointe Woods. Donations may be made in Mr. Ayrault's name to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Metro Detroit Chapter, 24359 Northwestern Hwy #225, Southfield, MI 48075 or:


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A. H. Peters Funeral Home Grosse Pointe Woods
20705 Mack Avenue
Grosse Pointe Woods, MI US 48236
Monday, March 17, 2014
2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church
467 Fairford
Grosse Pointe Woods, MI US 48236
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
10:00 AM

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