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Carl F. Safranski, age 82, of Belmont, passed away on Wednesday, August 11, 2010, at the Fred & Lena Meijer Heart Health Center after a short illness. He is survived by his loving wife of almost 60 years, Mary (Mc Philamy); his daughters, Susan (William, Jr.) Pettinga and Linda (Mark) Shaltz; grandsons, Robert (Jennifer) Fortuna, and Joshua (Nathan Gapinski) Fortuna; two great-grandchildren, Bryce and Rileigh Fortuna. Carl is also survived by a special daughter, Kathy (David) Ridout and their family; a sister-in-law, Maxine Mc Philamy; and many nieces and nephews. After 46 years Carl retired as the Art Director at International Paper (Wheeler Van Label). He was an active member of Assumption BVM Catholic Church in Belmont. Carl was a remarkable artist and a lover of all animals, large and small.