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Name:   Dennis W. Hickey

Born:   March 14 , 1939

Died:   July 11, 2018 (79)

SMC Member: November 26, 2002 (15)

Beloved husband to Peggy married August 17, 1963. Loving father of Lynn Stacey and Denise Hickey. Loved grandfather of Andrew Stacey and Dennis Burmeister. Dearest brother of Dick Hickey, Sr. Colleen Hickey SSJ, and Mary Jean Dailey. Dear uncle of Kathy Falk. A memorial gathering will be held at 11:30 AM on Friday, July 20, 2018 at St. Paul on the Lake Catholic Church, 157 Lake Shore Rd., Grosse Pointe Farms, 48236 until time of memorial Mass 12:00 Noon. Memorial contributions to the Capuchins are appreciated. Ahpeters.com

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Name:   Andrew F. Olis

Born:   November 25 , 1925

Died:   June 25, 2018 (92)

SMC Member: June 13, 1995 (23)

Former Grosse Pointe Woods resident, Andrew Frank Olis, “Andy” 92, passed away peacefully on Monday June 25, 2018 surrounded by family after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Andy was born on November 25, 1925 in Detroit, Michigan to John and Margaret Olis.

He grew up on Detroit’s east side where he attended St. Cyril’s grade school and graduated from Detroit Catholic Central High School in 1943. Following high school, he joined the United States Navy who sent him to the University of Michigan to obtain his college degree. During his time at the University of Michigan, Andy became a member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. Upon completion of his studies in Engineering and Naval Science, he was commissioned as an Ensign in the United States Navy where he served his country in Panama on a patrol craft in World War II.

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Avoid the New Medicare Card Scams

Please see article from SOC Communicator May-June 2018 CLICK HERE  on possible medicare scams with intro of new medicare card. The article is on the front page of the May/June edition.  The entire May/June Communicator follows the cover sheet when  you click on the link above.

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The Encore Years: Ed and Fran Benz

This is an inspiring article on Ed & Fran Benz that is in the March 2, 2018 issue of the Grosse Pointe News.  Their lives reflect a dedication to serve others as well as each other. Ed & ran are role models and we are proud Ed is a member of SMCGP.

Life continues to be an adventure for City of Grosse Pointe residents Ed and Fran Benz.

Benz

The two met on the SS South American, a Great Lakes steamer. He was a busboy and bellhop while he worked his way through school, then after serving in the U.S. Army, he returned and served as a bartender.

“Every year a nurse would do medical records and draw blood,” Ed Benz said. “That was (Fran).”

They met in the dining room and argued about Ayn Rand, Fran Benz said. It was the start of a long-lasting and eventful relationship.

After they married, they applied to the Peace Corps and were ready to head to North Bornea, “but that was the week we found out I was pregnant with Brian,” Fran Benz said, so they were unable to go. “Three years later we found out about Extension Lay Volunteers, which is like the Catholic Peace Corps. We spent a year (in Rowena, Texas).” Read more

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Detroit International Marathon Relay

Tom Coles, 86, has been a member (now emeritus) of the SMCGP since 1998. He has done 13 marathons (last at 80) and 2 halfs (last at 85) to raise research funds for the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation. Two sons and two grandsons joined him in doing the Detroit International Marathon Relay on October 15

His Team finished 339th of 540 relay teams, completing the 26.2 miles in 4 hours, 51 minutes.

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The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation has been around for 30 years. Its original acronym was NARSAD (National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression). The name was changed five years ago. They still award NARSAD Research Grants. For its 30 years it has been a unique charity because 2-3 family foundations have paid 100% of its overhead costs so that 100% of money donated for research, goes to research.

In the photo, left, we are L to R (legs 1 to 5), Peter Coles (Grosse Pointe South HS ’76), Logan Coles (son of Michael Coles, GPSHS ’85), Brian Coles (GPSHS ’81), Chris Nemes 2(son of Kath-leen Coles, GPSHS ’77), and Tom Coles, M.D. The photo was taken by Dennis Coles (GPSHS  ’81).

New Lunch Menu Receives Round of Applause

The new lunch menu at a $15. rate was inaugurated at the March 14, 2017 meeting and received approval based on the applause generated after President Bob Murphy asked from the podium what the members thought of the new luncheon offering.                fresh-food

The buffet included salad, pasta, vegetables, meats, and dessert. To help facilitate movement through the buffet line, tables were called and there were 2 serving lines. The biggest improvement will be the variety of meals offered compared to the 3 – ¼ sandwiches previously offered at every meeting for a lot of years.

Syracuse Policy Brief on aging Dr. Lichtenberg

This publication is based on the Syracuse Seminar Syracuse_Policy_Briefon Aging, which is a yearly lecture sponsored by the Finger Lakes Geriatric Education Center located at the University of Rochester Medical Center.  The mission of the Finger Lakes Geriatric Education Center is to improve the health-care delivery to older adults through enhancing geriatric education of health and allied health professionals.  This seminar is an effort to promote geriatric education in the Syracuse area.

This Research Brief series is a collection of essays on current public policy issues in aging and related research done by or on behalf of the Aging Studies Institute (ASI) at Syracuse University.  Prior to 2014, this series was published as part of the Syracuse University Center for Policy Research (CPR) Policy Brief Series.

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IRS imposter tax scam: Don’t be fooled.

Beware of this tax-season scam. For yearsIrs Scam Warning Sign, unsuspecting taxpayers have lost millions of dollars to scammers who pose as IRS agents to steal their hard-earned money. 

The scheme goes like this: The IRS imposter calls claiming you owe taxes and demands your immediate payment by prepaid debit card or wire transfer. Refuse and you’re threatened with arrest. Here’s what you need to know. 

The IRS does not:

• Call to demand immediate payment of taxes owed

• Ask for debit or credit card numbers over the phone

• Threaten to send local police or other law enforcement to arrest you for nonpayment

Learn how to protect yourself from this and other scams. Go to the AARP Fraud Watch Network and sign up to get Watchdog Alerts on the latest breaking scams sent directly to your inbox.

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