Morrison Marshall of Roseville, passed away August 10, 2019. Morrison attended St. Thomas Lutheran School in Detroit, Eastern High and Valparaiso University in Indiana where he met his future wife, Lois A. Reinking.
Devoted and loving husband of Lois Marshall for 72 years. Beloved father of Dale (Jenny) Marshall, Richard (Sally) Marshall, Peggy (Rick) McCutcheon and Karen (Mark) Dahn. Cherished grandfather of Nathan (Anna) Marshall, Heather (David) Hanlon, Wendy Marshall, Kelly Marshall, Kristen (Mike) Adams, Kyle (Lorne) McCutcheon, Kory McCutcheon, Steven (Jacklyn) Dahn, Sarah Dahn (fiancé Zach Noskey). Dear Great-Grandfather of Amelia and Declan Marshall and Braden, Hudson, Lincoln and Calvin Adams. He was predeceased by his parents, Duncan and Hilda Marshall, and his sister and brother-in-law, Mary Lou (Jack) McCoubrie. He was a 32 plus year member of the Senior Men’s Club of Grosse Pointe and also sang in the chorus.
Joseph P. (Joe) Gardella, 87, of Northville, passed away September 21, 2016. Beloved husband of the late Kathleen. Loving father of Joseph (Rosalie), Gene (Elizabeth), Gary (Carel), and Greg (Kristin). Adored grandfather of eight. A service was held at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Detroit. Memorial contributions appreciated to Northville Civic Concern, PO Box 323, Northville, MI 48167.
Gerald A. Arnold, Jr. of Clinton Township passed away on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at the age of 90 years. Manufacturers agent preceded in death by Wife and Sweetheart, Lillian J. Arnold; Father of lovely daughters, Kathy S., Valerie J. and the late Nancy J. Arnold. Private interment at White Chapel Cemetery.
On July 9th, Neil K. Hitz, a member of our Club, spoke to us about his book My Life Directory. My Life Directory is a simple, easy to use, confidential 48 page book or fillable PDF that lists the location of important documents and contacts needed for someone else to carry on when you are unable. What better way to put your “affairs in order”?
My Life Directory is a simple booklet that serves as an information hub for locations when the owner suddenly leaves this life on earth. The booklet identifies 16 Categories and more than 100 topics of information that, depending on one’s individual circumstances, should be known by those that step in to assist in the final arrangements at this stressful time. The book aggregates publicly available information from government, social, and other sources, plus personal reviews written by others. This third-party data is then indexed through methods similar to those used by Google or Bing to create a listing. Because My Life Directory only collects this data and does not create it, the subsequent result is only as good and useful as the owner desires it to be. Read more
Our luncheon speaker, Dan Carmody, President of The Eastern Market Organization in Detroit, gave our luncheon members an up to date report on today’s new Eastern Market.
Since it began in the 1800s, Eastern Market has gradually become a cornerstone, nourishing its residents by providing fresh and nutritious food throughout Southeastern Michigan. In more recent years, Eastern Market Corporation has built an infrastructure around the market to support our unwavering mission to enrich Detroit—nutrition-ally, culturally and economically. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, their goal is to maintain Eastern Market’s contribution to Metro Detroit’s importance. Read more
At a luncheon meeting on May 28, the Senior Men’s Club of Grosse Pointe honored the seniors from Grosse Pointe North and Grosse Pointe South High Schools who had earned a cumulative 4.0 or higher grade point average. After introductory remarks by Deputy Superintendent Dr. Jon Dean, each student was introduced and presented a certificate by South Principal Moussa Hamka or North Principal Kate Murray.
Joseph was a faithful member of the SMCGP golf sub-club for several years. Note the references to membership in the SMCGP and to Carl Breer in the obituary.
Joseph Michael Bernert, formerly of Beckley, West Virginia, passed away at age 71 on May 25, 2019 in Troy, Michigan. Joseph was a Grosse Pointe resident and proud member of the Grosse Pointe Senior Men’s Club.
Joseph was born August 28, 1947, the oldest son of Margaret and Henry. Joseph did his undergraduate work at West Virginia Tech and received his JD from the University of Detroit. Joe enjoyed golf, both playing and watching, he was a movie lover and enjoyed a good meal. Read more
Deirdre Groves, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Challenge Detroit was the Senior Men’s Club Luncheon Speaker on Tuesday, May 14th. Deirdre gave us a short history of Challenge Detroit and then introduced four former Fellows of Challenge Detroit and asked them to tell their story.
Challenge Detroit is a leadership and professional development program that invites approximately 30 of tomorrow’s leaders to live, work, play, give, and lead in and around the greater Detroit area for one year. During the course of the year, Fellows contribute intellectually and through hands-on service making incremental impact in the community. Learning by doing is a cornerstone of the program and the Fellows have the courage, passion, and drive to make a difference. Challenge Detroit was founded in 2008 by Doyle Mosher and Deirdre Groves. Both saw the need to attract and retain young talent in the greater Detroit area. And, in the true spirit of entrepreneurialism, the two made countless sacrifices to bring the idea to reality.
Fellows live in Detroit and
around the city of Detroit engaging in the city throughout their daily
lives. Each Fellow works for a host
company in Detroit approximately four days per week. One day a week they
participate in challenge projects designed to positively impact the community
while keeping the Fellows as well as the followers of Challenge Detroit
Challenge Detroit has continued the success of the program. When the program launched in 2012, the city was facing its largest population decline in its history. Since that time, Challenge Detroit has attracted over 4,000 applicants and drawn nearly 225 leaders to join as Fellows. Following each year, approximately75% of the Fellows receive offers from their host companies and 85% make their home in Detroit.
On Tuesday, April 23rd, (Shakespeare’s
birthday) our speaker was Sam White, the founder of Shakespeare in Detroit.
Shakespeare in Detroit is a nonprofit charitable organization formed in 2013. Its mission states that it “enhances and supports the culture, education and financial growth of Detroit.with professional theatre created through a conscious lens of equity, diversity and inclusion.” Its vision is that “it will produce the classics, musicals, contemporary and new works in equal measure throughout each season as the official Shakespeare organization of the city.” Since 2013, Shakespeare in Detroit (SiD) has produced 14 of Shakespeare’s plays. Many of them were presented in open-air settings, and others have been seen everywhere from a recycling center and a historical mansion to parks and an old film studio, in addition to several theaters around the city and state. Beginning by Labor Day, 2020, when their new studio has been completed near the Detroit riverfront, they will produce a musical as well as continuing their progress through Shakespeare’s canon.