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Memorials from 2019

Name: Kenneth E. Maleitzke

Born: July 18 , 1929

Died: December 30, 2019 (90)

MC Member: November 23 , 1993 (26)

Mr. Maleitzke earned a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree from General Motors Institute in 1957 and worked for General Motors 40 years.  He also served in the U.S. Navy as an RDS2 during the Korean War. He was a member of Grosse Pointe United Methodist Church and the Grosse Pointe Senior Men’s Club.  He also enjoyed golfing, cars and spending time with his grandchildren.  Mr. Maleitzke is survived by his wife, Carol Ann Maleitzke; daughters, Elizabeth J. Aldrich and Evie A. Price; sons, Peter D. Maleitzke and John M. Maleitzke; grandchildren, Scott Houston, Asher Price, Bradley, David and Patrick Aldrich, and Kenneth and Nicholas Maleitzke; and great-grandchild, Maddox Aldrich. He also is survived by his sister, Joanne Papadakis. A memorial service takes place at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at Grosse Pointe United Methodist Church, 211 Moross, Grosse Pointe Farms.  He will be interred in the church’s Memorial Garden.  Memorial contributions may be sent to Grosse Pointe United Methodist Church, 211 Moross, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236; or Cass Community Social Services, 11745 Rosa Parks Blvd., Detroit, MI 48206.


Name: Donald N. Neal

Born: March 16, 1942

Died: December 28, 2019 (77)

MC Member: May 1, 2015 (4)

Loving husband of the late Barbara. Dear father of Pamela Klaus, Melinda Coury (Steve), Donna Armbruster, Sandra Carey (James), and the late Donald H.R. Leal (late Amy). Beloved Brother of the late William Leal. Survived by six grandchildren, one predeceased and five great-grandchildren, cousins, and friends. Donald was a Past Master and Brother of the Roseville Masonic Lodge #522. Visitation Friday, January 3, 2020 from 1-8 pm, Masonic Service 7 pm, at Chas Verheyden Inc, 16300 Mack Ave, Grosse Pointe Park.


Name: Edward Diedo

Born:  May 8, 1920

Died:  August 15 , 2019 (99)

SMC Member: November 24, 1981 (37)

Edward Diedo joined his many family members on August 15, 2019. On August 29, in state 9:30 am at the Solanus Casey Center 1780 Mt. Elliott, Detroit Michigan until the funeral Mass at 10 am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Solanus Casey Center, 1780 Mt. Elliott, Detroit MI 48207. Edward Diedo’s obituary can be found here.


Name:  Morrison C. Marshall

Born:   September 1, 1924

Died:   August 10 , 2019 (94)

SMC Member: July 14, 1987 (32)

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.

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