David "Mouse" Kays, 52, of Oak Park, died Thursday Nov. 15, 2007, at Detroit Receiving Hospital. He attended Berkley High School in the 1970s and held many cer tificates in the field of tool repair and maintenance. He owned and operated his own business, Kays Maintenance, which specialized in construction, remodeling and maintenance. Mr. Kays, also known as Dave or "Mouse" by his many friends, was a devoted husband and father. He was an avid Harley Davidson enthusiast and avid outdoorsmen. Dave's passion for life was not only his family and motorcycle, but his extended family through the American Legion organization, where he was active not only in Sons of the American Legion, but also in the American Legion Riders. He was a member of the Charles Edwards Post 14 American Legion, Birmingham/Troy. He held the position of sergeantatarms in the S.A.L. for many years, and was also a member of the Honor Guard Memorial Team. Dave also held the position of Road Captain of the A.L.R. His biggest accomplishment with the S.A.L. was forming the "Flags for Classrooms" program, which is dedicated to placing American flags in all school classrooms of Oakland County a program inspired by his daughter, Marina. He was predeceased by his parents, John A. Kays, Jr. and Delores Deck. Surviving are his wife of 18 years, Ann (Sosnowski); daughters, Ashley Lauren, Marina Allison, Rheanna Lynn, all of Oak Park; son, David James; brother, Michael Kays of White Lake; sisterinlaw, Lisa Kays of Clinton Township; niece, Tamra Reid of Commerce Township; nephew, Michael "Mikey" Kays, Jr. of Middleville, Pennsylvania; halfbrother, Meldon Deck; stepbrothers, Don Deck of Oak Park and Steve Deck of Arkansas; several aunts, uncles, cousins, and his riding brothers and American Legion family. Visitation is 49 p.m. Sunday and 29 p.m. Monday, with an S.A.L. service at 7 p.m. Monday, all at SawyerFuller Funeral Home in Berkley; funeral, 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home; officiating, Deacon Brian Carroll, Our Lady of La Salette Catholic Church; memorials, "Flags for Classrooms" 18th District Sons of American Legion, 6040 Dryden Road, Dryden, MI 48428; online condolences, www.sawyerfulletcom. Saturday; memorials, Alzheimer's Foundation; arrangements, Knoblock Funeral Home in Kinde.
Published in The Daily Tribune on Nov. 18, 2007.
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