Clair Pardee

Obituary of Clair Douglas Pardee

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In Loving Memory


Clair Douglas Pardee, age 93, of Saginaw, MI passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 17, 2022. Known as "Doug", he was born in Detroit Michigan on November 19, 1928 to the late Marjorie (Snow) Pardee and St. Clair Bean Pardee.

He attended Rodney B. Wilson High School in St. Johns Michigan, and then followed in his father’s footsteps and attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where he obtained his degree in Architecture.  Upon graduation from the U of M, Doug enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he obtained the Officer's rank of Lieutenant Navigator of an LST transport ship. He was stationed in Japan between 1953 and 1955, and it was there that Doug met his bride Taeko (Shiba) and they were married in 1955. Doug was always enthusiastic about his profession where he designed and oversaw many large architectural projects all across the country. He was an avid dog lover and was frequently seen taking his long walks. 

Doug is survived by his wife, Taeko; two children, Douglas (Ann) Scott and Mark David; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sister, Maxiene Healy-Erath of Culver Indiana. 

Cremation has taken place.  A family memorial service with interment at Great Lakes National Cemetery will be held at a later date. To sign online guestbook, visit 

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