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Date Posted: Tuesday, April 04, 11:54:34pm

William F. "Swivel Hips" Sankovich

1924 - 2017 Obituary Condolences Flowers
William F. "Swivel Hips" Sankovich Obituary

WILLIAM F. "SWIVEL HIPS" Age 92 of Farmington Hills, died peacefully in his sleep Thursday, March 23, 2017. Never has a finer man set foot on this earth. He was born June 5, 1924 in Tacoma, Washington. Mr. Sankovich served as a Staff Sergeant in U.S. Army during WWII in the Pacific Theater. He was a proud graduate of Lincoln High in Tacoma, WA. as well as the University of California, Berkeley where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Mr. Sankovich joined the Ford Motor Company in 1949 holding numerous positions including Director of Ford Motor Company, South Africa and Portugal, Controller for the Transmission & Chassis and Engine Divisions. He retired as Finance Controller at the Dearborn World Headquarters in 1989 after 40 years of service. He lived an extraordinary life, having beaten Ben Hogan in a round of golf, danced with Ann Sheridan and Bette Davis, and once took over the lease on George Burns and Gracie Allen's apartment in Manhattan. Mr. Sankovich was a longtime supporter of the arts, including the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and Michigan Opera Theater. He was a world traveler, loved cars and classic movies, knew the words to thousands of songs and sang them often. He is survived by three children Linda (Marcia Ledford) Sankovich, Doug (Cheryl Tomblinson) Sankovich, Paul Sankovich, and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service is being planned for late June. Expressions of sympathy may be submitted online at

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