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Name: Donald L. DeWulf

Born:  March 2 , 1932

Died: March 17,  2020 (88)

MC Member: July 13, 1997 (22)

Don attended St. Martin High School in Detroit, where he was a proud state football champ in 1950. He met the love of his life, Marlene Lochbiler, at St. Martin, and they married in 1953.  Don owned Champs restaurant in Detroit and later moved to New Baltimore, where he was a partner at Blue Water Medical Supply.  Don’s greatest love was time spent with Marlene, his children and grandchildren. 

He also loved the water and fishing.  At Don’s summer cottage on Harsens Island, he enjoyed countless family gatherings that included boating, fishing and barbecuing; an occasional cocktail added to the fun. Don also enjoyed many years wintering at his condominium, the Coronado, in Highland Beach, Fla.  Don’s family noted he often was called the life of any party and a friend people loved to be around.  

Don will be missed by all who knew him and thought of fondly.  His faith intact, Don lived life to the fullest.  Don is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Marlene; children, Michael Dewulf (Pamela) of Chesterfield, Thomas DeWulf (Sally Semaan) of New Baltimore, Peter DeWulf (Athena) of St. Clair Shores and Stephen DeWulf (Elizabeth DeWulf Laney) of the City of Grosse Pointe; and many loving grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  Don was predeceased by his parents; his beloved son, Donald DeWulf Jr; and adored sister, Patti Quarters Gitre.  Interment is planned in May at St. Paul on the Lake Catholic Church, Grosse Pointe Farms.


Name: Robert W. Lenhard D.D.S.

Born:  May 31 , 1936

Died:  March 17,  2020 (84)

MC Member: April 28, 1998 (21)

It’s with heavy hearts we announce the passing of our family’s “Legend”, Dr. Robert Lenhard DDS at the age of 83 from complications related to dementia. We were all with him enjoying a beer and reminiscing when he passed peacefully.
Our Dad is survived by our Mom, Terry, with whom he was married for 58 years. He is also survived by his three children: Kristen Lenhard DeVooght (Brent and sons Max, Sam and Charlie), Tim Lenhard (Renee and sons Timo and Joe) and Craig Lenhard (Sarah and their children Luke, Ben, Lily, Ruby, Allie, Gabby, Jacob, Ethan, and Bella).

A celebration of our Dad’s Life will be announced at a later date.


Name: Harry G. Constant, Sr.

Born:  April 15 , 1927

Died:  January 21,  2020 (92)

MC Member: October 26, 1999 (20)

Harry G. Constant Sr., 92, peacefully passed away Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, with his wife by his side and surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Grosse Pointe Park to his wonderful parents, Gust and Rita Constant, and was a lifelong resident of the Park. He was married to the love of his life, Lois Ann for more than 62 years. He raised four sons, Barry (Kathy), Greg (Chris), Brad (Judy) and Harry Jr. (Chi). He is the grandfather of 10, Amanda, Read, Bradley Jr., Drew, Katy, Abby, Luke, Rebecca, Sheridan and Kate, and the great-grandfather of five, Emma, Autumn and newborn triplets, Savannah, Payton and Levi.

Harry joined the U.S. Army Air Corps while a senior at Grosse Pointe High School and was a World War II veteran with the rank of sergeant. Upon returning to Grosse Pointe he went to Hillsdale College, graduating in 1951 with a degree in business management. He was a member of Delta Sigma Phi fraternity and earned multiple varsity letters in tennis and swimming.

Harry was an avid sports car and racing car fan. He owned many different European race cars including an original Ferrari, Maserati, Alfa Romeo and MGs. He was a 65-year member of the Sports Car Club of America, where he began as a race car driver and then became a highly acclaimed race official. He was instrumental in the running of the Detroit Grand Prix, both Formula 1 and Indy Car, in downtown Detroit and on Belle Isle. He ran hundreds of races and drivers schools throughout his long tenure as an official.

Harry was a longtime member and past president of Indian Village Tennis Club. He and Lois also were longtime members and supporters of Grosse Pointe Theatre. He spent his career in sales and management in the music industry and was widely known for his boogie-woogie piano playing. He used to play at the Rustic Cabins for beers when he was a teenager.

Harry loved spending time with his family, especially the yearly vacations to Grand Bend, Ontario, Canada. He and Lois visited Grand Bend with family and friends for more than 50 years. Harry was a funny guy; his family loved his dry sense of humor, especially after happy hour started, and he will be missed by everyone who knew him. He was predeceased by his parents and daughter-in-law, Chi, and will be missed by his longtime friend, Dick Smith. A celebration of life “party” will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions in Harry’s name may be made to the Smile Train, smiletrain.org; or the National WWII Museum, of which he was a founding member, nationalww2museum.org


Name: Donald G. Dungan

Born:  October 21 , 1926

Died:  February 20,  2020 (93)

MC Member:  November 11, 1997 (22)

Donald G. Dungan, age 93, February 20, 2020. Beloved husband of Sue. Loving father of Drew (Jen) and Jeff (Kathryn); and grandfather of Aidan, Mia, Keller and Fiona. Dear brother of Kay Curry and Dennis (Nancy). Don was a dedicated educator for 45 years in both the Detroit and Grosse Pointe Public school systems. Visitation Friday, March 6, 2-8 pm at the A. H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236. Visitation will continue Saturday, March 7, from 12:30PM until time of funeral service, 1:00PM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donation information available at ahpeters.com.


Name: William R. Listman

Born: August 30 , 1938

Died: February 12,  2020 (81).

MC Member: March 10, 2009 (10)

William Listman passed on February 12, 2020 at the age of 81. Loving husband of the late Arlene. Beloved father of William (Stephanie), Jennifer (David) Barthel and Robert (Maryann). Dear grandfather of Jacqueline, Katherine and Stephen Listman; Connor and Lauren Barthel; Alexandria and Colin Listman. He was predeceased by his siblings, Shirley McLellan, George Listman and Jackie Listman. Visitation Friday 3-8 PM at A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack, Grosse Pointe Woods. Funeral service Saturday 10:00 AM. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. ahpeters.com


Name: James R. Lemen, Jr.

Born: January 11 , 1931

Died: February 2,  2020 (89)

MC Member: August 26, 1999 (20)  

James “Jim” R. Lemen Jr., 89, peacefully passed away Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, at Beechwood Manor in St. Clair Shores. Jim was born Jan. 11, 1931, in Detroit, to James and Cletis (nee Trost) Lemen.

Jim grew up in Grosse Pointe and graduated from Grosse Pointe South High School. In the years following graduation, Jim met the love of his life, Genevieve (nee Sadowski). The couple married in 1975.

Jim founded Interlake Products and became a successful manufacturer’s representative in the automotive industry. Jim was a devoted member of the Lions Club and Elks and a senior member of the Detroit Athletic Club for more than 40 years. He was an avid sportsman and enjoyed spending the summers fishing, hunting and boating. Jim loved to be by the water and was a longtime member of the Jefferson Yacht Club.

Jim was the loving husband of the late Genevieve; beloved brother of the late Sally E. Whitman; and dear uncle of Michael Faber (Cynthia), Lynda Head (Nelson), Wendy Stockley (Stephen), Richard Sadowski (Amy) and Scott Sadowski.

Visitation for Jim is from 10 a.m. until the start of the funeral service at noon Saturday, Feb. 15, at Chas. Verheyden Inc., 16300 Mack, Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230.


Name: Clyde G. Gross, Jr.

Born: June 25, 1922

Died: January 21, 2020 (97)

MC Member: July 11, 1978

Clyde Gilbert Gross Jr. was born June 25, 1922, in Detroit. He died peacefully at age 97 of congestive heart failure Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020.

Clyde is survived by his wife of 66 years, Bess (nee Fry); siblings, Dick and Helen; children, Rick, Clyde, Jeff and Catherine; and grandchildren, Melinda and Martha.

Clyde graduated from Southwestern High School in Detroit and attended Valparaiso University. His education was interrupted by serving in the U.S. Navy as a fighter pilot in World War II and part of the Korean War, rising to the rank of lieutenant commander. He graduated with a degree in architecture from Washington University in St. Louis and became a principal at George W. Auch General Contractors.

Clyde was an active member of Christ the King Lutheran Church in Grosse Pointe Woods, serving many terms as an elder or deacon before retiring to Fort Myers, Fla. He was a fair man, conscientious worker, a giving and compassionate father and loving husband. He will be missed by all those he touched during his life.


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: Richard J. Jungwirth

Born: May 2, 1931

Died: December 15, 2019 (88)

MC Member: October 22, 1996 (23)

Charles was born in Chuan Chow, Fukien, China.  He immigrated to the Philippines in 1937, then to the United States in 1972 and permanently lived in Grosse Pointe Woods 46 years.  He earned a Doctor of Medicine degree at the University of the Philippines, Manila, Philippines in 1955.  His obstetrics and gynecology residency training was 1956 to 1961 at St. John Episcopal Hospital, Brooklyn,  Baltimore City Hospital, Wayne State University, Detroit Receiving Hospital and Herman Kiefer Hospital in Detroit.  In 1958 and 1959, he was resident in pathology at South Sea Hospital, Pittsburg, Pa.  He practiced at St. John Hospital, Cottage Hospital and Beaumont Hospital 25 years.  Charles was the beloved husband of Dorothy for 55 years. Over the years, Charles and Dorothy traveled to China, Southeast Asia, Philippines, Europe, South America, Hong Kong, Japan, Greece, Antarctica, Russia and the Baltic States.  He was predeceased by his only brother, George. He is survived by his sister-in-law, Deceng; nieces, Athena (Chris) and Ann (Alex); nephew, Karl; grandnieces, Quinn, Darcy and Mia and grandnephew, Lincoln.  He was loved and will be greatly missed.  A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, at Crosspointe Christian Church, 21336 Mack Avenue, Grosse Pointe Woods.  Visitation begins at 9:30 a.m. at the church.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Crosspointe Christian Church, 21336 Mack Avenue, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236


Name: Albert J. Ceravolo

Born: September 1, 1920

Died: December 7, 2019 (99).

MC Member: February 26, 1991 (28)

 Dr. Ceravolo was the beloved husband of Norma Ceravolo for more than 74 years.  He was predeceased by his parents and brother, James “Jimmy” Ceravolo.  He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1942 and then attended the University of St. Louis Medical School, graduating in 1945.  On June 16, 1945, he married Norma Ann Sciortino, whom he referred to as the best thing that ever happened to him.  Dr. Ceravolo and his family moved to Grosse Pointe in 1953, where he obtained his specialty in anesthesia. He spent the remainder of his professional practice as an anesthesiologist at Bon Secours Hospital (now Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe), where many of his children and grandchildren were born.  Dr. Ceravolo cofounded Circolo de Medici, an organization that brought together physicians of Italian heritage. In addition, he was a devoted member of the Grosse Pointe Rotary Club, serving more than 50 years.  He became club president in 1976 and was awarded the club’s highest award for a lifetime of Rotary service above self, the Infinite Sky award, in 2011.  He also was honored and recognized by the club for 50 years of perfect attendance.  Dr. Ceravolo will be missed by his wife, Norma, and children, Elaine Stein (Don), A.J. Ceravolo, Nancy Ceravolo (Bruce Updyke), MaryAnn Ceravolo, Fran Gough (Bob) and Rosanne Ellison (Hank).  He was adored by his nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren who called him Papa.  He also is survived by his brother, Francis J. Ceravolo D.D.S. (Dorothy) and many beloved nieces and nephews.  A funeral service will be held at noon Saturday, Dec. 28, at St. Paul on the Lake Catholic Church, 157 Lakeshore, Grosse Pointe Farms. Visitation begins at 11:30 a.m. at the church.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Gianna House, 21357 Redmond Ave., Eastpointe, MI 48021-2966 or at giannahouse.org.


Name: James L Rauh

Born: February 27 , 1930

Died: November 22, 2019 (89).

MC Member: May 8, 2001 (18)

Rauser, as he was known to his pals, was born in Oakwood, a suburb of Dayton, Ohio and attended Oakwood High School, class of 1948, where he participated in many school sports and was active in the Boy Scouts, attaining his Eagle Scout.  Upon graduation from high school, he attended Miami University and in 1953, enlisted in the U.S. Navy and was called to active duty during the Korean War.  He served on the USS Moctobi in which he saw duty in Korea, Japan, the Philippines and French Indochina.  Upon his discharge, Rauser returned to Dayton and joined the family business, The Egry Register Co., founded by his grandfather in 1898. After serving in various sales capacities in Dayton, he was transferred to Detroit to build a relationship with the automotive industry. Upon the eventual sale of Egry, he joined E.F. McDonald, continuing to serve the automotive industry until 1971, when he founded Rauser & Co. and became a manufacturer’s representative for the automotive industry until his retirement in 2008.  Rauser was an avid downhill skier and conquered most of the major areas in the U.S., including Boyne Mountain and  Aspen Snowmass, as well as several slopes in Austria and Switzerland. His love for boating started at his parents’ cottage on Walloon Lake in northern Michigan. He sailed in more than 20 Mackinac races with dear friends. He was an avid duck and pheasant hunter and partook in other shooting sports. His love for the outdoors eventually transformed him into a “cowboy,” where for four years, starting in 1999, he joined in a cattle drive from Montana to Wyoming.  During World War II, Rauser often listened to Winston S. Churchill on the radio.  He became a student and admirer of Churchill.  As an active member of the International Churchill Society, he attended numerous conventions and traveled to Normandy to attend the 60th Anniversary of the Invasion in Europe. His love for history involved him in Witenagemot, in addition to the Churchill Society.  Rauser is survived by his loving wife, Mary Anne (neé Malega); daughter, Sherry Gloer (Ron); sons, Jim (Susan) and Bob Rauh; grandchildren, Elizabeth, Jimmy, DJ and Billy, as well as several nieces and nephews.


Name: George L, Van Antwerp, Jr.

Born: August 22 , 1930

Died: November 28, 2019 (89).

MC Member: March 7, 1998 (21)

 George was born in Detroit, and served as a corporal in the U.S. Army before beginning his career as a bailiff in Detroit’s 36th District Court Offices.  He enjoyed friends, family, summers at Grand Lake, hugging his grandchildren, telling stories, bird watching and rides in his Lincoln.  He was a member of the Polish Yacht Club and Bayview Yacht Club.  George is survived by his daughters, Beth LaRiviere (Tim), Mimi Jordan (Tom) and Katie Melville (Bill); sons, Chip Van Antwerp and Ted Van Antwerp (Tricia); grandchildren, Patrick, Theo, Liam, Sarah, Elizabeth, Erin, C.J. and Ryann and great-grandchildren, Trey, Graham and William.  He also is survived by his brother, Bernie Van Antwerp.  George was predeceased by his wife, Nancy Van Antwerp and sister, Betty Dettloff.  A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe Chapel, 468 Cadieux, Grosse Pointe.  Donations may be made to the Capuchins at thecapuchins.org.


Name:  Richard John “Dick”  Caretti

Born:   November 1, 1926

Died:  November 22, 2019 (93)

SMC Member: April 23, 2002 (17)

Dick Passed away peacefully on November 22, 2019, at the age of 93. Beloved husband of Penny for 30 incredible years.

He was predeceased by his first wife Doris of 37 years.

Loving father of Richard L., the late Mary Anne (Frank), Judy (Patrick), Christine (Rick), Connie (Richard), Joseph (Lisa), and stepfather of Kimberly, Angela (Tom), and Vincent. Proud and adored grandfather of 14, and great grandfather of 4. He enjoyed a long and fulfilling life. Family was paramount. He served our country in  World War II with the U.S. Merchant Marine earning both Atlantic and Pacific war zone ribbons. He again served during the Korean War in the U.S. Army attaining the rank of First Sergeant in only two years. He then joined the Detroit Police Department, where he served 33 years, rising to the rank of Director of Personnel. He was then appointed Chief of Police in Grosse Pointe Park and later promoted to Director of Public Safety, serving 16 years. He was an intense competitor and an avid boater, bowler, golfer, and racquetball player. He was inducted into the Michigan Racquetball Hall of Fame in 2000 – When asked what he hoped that people would remember about him he replied: “I hope people will remember that I always tried to be a gentleman both on and off the court”. He viewed boating as the greatest activity to bring his family and friends together, logging countless hours on the water. His extended boating season was at full capacity from Easter to Thanksgiving, providing great memories for all. Visitation Monday 3-9pm with a 7pm Rosary at Wujek – Calcaterra & Sons Inc., 36900 Schoenherr Rd. at Metro Parkway (16Mile). Instate Tuesday 9am until time of 9:30am Mass at St. Peter Catholic Church (95 Market St, Mt Clemens, MI. 48043). Memorial contributions to St. Peter Catholic Church – Mt. Clemens (95 Market St, Mt Clemens, MI. 48043). Interment, Resurrection Cemetery. Please share memories with the family at their “On-Line Guestbook” atWujekCalcaterra.com


Name:  Robert Steiger

Born:   August 25, 1924

Died:  October 17, 2019 (95)

SMC Member: November 14, 2000 (19)

Bob was a well-known and well-liked leader in Detroit’s booming advertising business of the 1950s through 1980s.  He joined the Merchant Marines after graduating from Grosse Pointe High School in 1942. After his 18th birthday, he transferred to the Navy, where he served in Okinawa and the Yangtze River in China aboard a minesweeper.  Bob’s post-Naval career started as an apprentice in the General Motors art department.  After subsequently working as a draftsman at Packard Motor, he became an art director at the D.P. Brother agency, which merged into Leo Burnett. From there he went to Ross Roy, where he spent the rest of his career, retiring in 1987, as the Creative Director and Executive Vice President of Ross Roy, Inc., where he also served on the Board of Directors.  Bob’s hobbies included decoy carving, painting and reading.  He is survived by his younger sister, Katherine; son, Jon Robert, and grandchildren, Erik, Jayne, Luke, Paul and Irina.  A celebration of Bob’s life will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, November 8, at the Ivanhoe Cafe, 5249 Joseph Campau, Detroit. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Friends of Detroit Rowing, c/o Karen Bell, Treasurer, 27551 Rackham Dr., Lathrup Village, MI 48076-3301 or at detroitboatclubcrew.com/support, or to The Capuchins, 1820 Mt. Elliott, Detroit, MI 48207 or at thecapuchins.org/donate


Name: Arthur “Art” Samuel Linzell

Born:   June 24 , 1923

Died:  October 3 , 2019 (96)

SMC Member: January 23, 1990 (29)

Art died peacefully Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, at The Inn at Apple Ridge in Richfield, Ohio. Art was a beloved father, husband, grandfather and great-grandfather and a longtime resident of Grosse Pointe Woods. Art’s warm spirit, bright smile and bellowing laugh could light up any room. He had a wonderful sense of humor and always enjoyed a good story.

Art deeply loved his family and greatly valued his many friendships. He was born in 1923, in Fort Dodge, Iowa, the oldest of five children. He grew up in Columbus, Ohio, and served as an officer in the U.S. Navy. Art attended The Ohio State University for two years, where he was a member of the varsity swim team that won the NCAA Championship. In 1945, Art graduated from Yale University with a degree in mechanical engineering and joined Hydraulic Press Manufacturing Co., where he enjoyed a successful career of almost 40 years as a sales engineer and head of the Detroit office.

In 1951, Art married his beloved wife, Grace. They settled in Grosse Pointe Woods, where they raised three children and enjoyed 63 years of marriage prior to Grace’s passing in 2014. Art was one of the longest-running members of the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club and he delighted in spending time boating and near the water with his family and friends. He was an avid sailor and raced 13 times in the 217-mile Bayview Mackinac Boat Race to Mackinac Island. Art also was a Shriner, active member of the Senior Men’s Club of Grosse Pointe and major sports fan, particularly football and tennis. Art is survived by his sister, Betty Jean Giffen; son, Ron Linzell; Ron’s wife, Robin Wright Linzell, and their children, Sheri (husband Aaron Swerdlow) and Leanna; son, Richard Linzell; daughter, Lori Stewart, Lori’s husband, Ken Stewart, and their children, Lindsey (husband Craig Maurer and son Hayden Maurer), Hailey and Carley. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, at Bath Church, 3980 W. Bath Road, Akron, Ohio. Art will be buried next to Grace in Moore’s Chapel Cemetery in Bath. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Grosse Pointe War Memorial Association at warmemorial.org


Name: George R. Krausmann

Born:  July 2 , 1925

Died: August 29 , 2019 (94)

SMC Member: July 9,  2002 (17)

Beloved husband of the late Rose Marie. Loving father of Jim (Andrea), Bill (Suzanne), and Mary Krausmann. Proud grandfather of Luke, Brooke, and Jack. Dear brother of Marilyn Berry, Yvonne Manchester, and Dick Krausmann. Brother in law of Maxine Hafeli and Lou Horger. Memorial Visitation Friday, September 6, 2019 from 11:30am until the 12noon Memorial Mass at St. Paul of Tarsus Catholic Community (41300 Romeo Plank @ Canal Rd., Clinton Township). Donations preferred to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen. Share memories with the family at their “On-Line Guest Book” WujekCalcaterra.com.   


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:  Daniel R. Beck

Born:  April 14, 1929

Died:  August 12, 2019 (90)

SMC Member: March  14,  1995 (24)

He was President of the Senior Men’s Club of Grosse Pointe 1999-2000. Grosse Pointe Shores resident Daniel R. Beck, 90, died peacefully Monday, Aug. 12, 2019, after living a long, productive, fun-filled, adventurous life.

Born April 14, 1929, in New York City, to Martha Ryan and Daniel L. Beck, Dan was a Grosse Pointe resident more than 75 years and a standout football and track athlete at Grosse Pointe High School, Class of 1947. He graduated from Michigan Normal College, now Eastern Michigan University, where he was captain of the track team, and earned a master’s degree from the University of Michigan. Upon graduation from Michigan Normal, Dan married Ruth Jacqueline Marshall June 26, 1952, at Central Woodward Christian Church in Detroit, and started a 42-year career with Copper & Brass Sales, from which he retired as vice president of sales and marketing.Dan sat on several industry boards and served as president of the Copper & Brass Service Center Association and National Association of Aluminum Distributors. He believed strongly in community service and was a trustee in the Village of Grosse Pointe Shores 19 years. He served as board chairman of The War Memorial, a member of the board of directors of Services for Older Citizens, now The Helm, president of the Senior Men’s Club and Men’s Garden Club of Grosse Pointe. Dan enjoyed membership in a number of other clubs and organizations including the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club, Bayview Yacht Club, the Witenagemots, Woodworkers and The Circumnavigators Club.

Dan is survived by his wife, Jacqueline; five of his six children, Katherine, Mary Martha, Daniel (Kimberly), Jane (Craig Winkelman) and Carole (Bob Durgy); 16 grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his parents; brother, Arthur; daughter, Kristin Beck Pogue; grandson, Daniel Arthur Pogue and his loyal lab, Prince (by just one day).

Dan will be remembered as an agile foredeck man, skilled tree climber, avid reader, wonderful storyteller, enthusiastic swimming meet announcer, loving husband and father and friend to many.
A family celebration of Dan’s life will be held at a future date.
Donations may be made to The Helm, 158 Ridge Road, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236; The Grosse Pointe War Memorial, 32 Lakeshore, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236 or Grosse Pointe Memorial Church, 16 Lakeshore, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236.


Name: George W. Auch

Born:  November 27, 1924

Died:  August 10 , 2019 (94)

SMC Member: December 14,  1999 (19)

Bill graduated in 1942 from Grosse Pointe High School, then served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.  A member of Sigma Phi Epsilon, he graduated from the University of Michigan with a civil engineering degree in 1949.  After graduation, Bill joined the family construction business. In the following years, he and his brother, Fred, assumed ownership and shared leadership of the company.

Bill enjoyed spending time with family and friends, traveling, gardening, time with the beloved family dogs and was a lifelong U of M football fan. Bill is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, W. Sue Auch; son, George W. Auch IV and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by siblings Walter, Betty (Parr) and Tom. Funeral services are pending. Donations may be made to Leader Dogs for the Blind, 1039 S. Rochester Road, Rochester Hills, MI 48307-3115 or a charity of the donor’s choice.


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.

Morrison worked for the Atlas Dental Company, a family owned dental laboratory business, which he ultimately owned, for approximately 43 years. He was a Certified Dental Technician. During his career he took an active interest in his industry’s problems both state and nationally. He was President of the Michigan Dental Laboratory Association in 1958 and the National Association of Dental Laboratories in 1969. He was a Trustee for the National Board for Certification from 1970-1975. In 1973 he was appointed by the American Dental Association as a consultant on Dental Education in the area of Dental Technology. In 1974 he was nominated and selected to appear in the 1974 edition of Who’s Who in Michigan which he declined. Morrison received numerous awards and tributes during his working career. He rarely spoke of them. Morrison retired in 1985.

In state Friday, August 16, 10:00 am until time of funeral service 11:00 am at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 20338 Mack Avenue, Grosse Pointe Woods 48236.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Christ the King Lutheran Church or Area 27 Special Olympics, Livingston County, 1420 Woodhurst Court, Howell, MI 48843


Name:  Daniel R. Beck

Born:  April 14, 1929

Died:  August 12, 2019 (90)

SMC Member: March  14,  1995 (24)

He was President of the Senior Men’s Club of Grosse Pointe 1999-2000. Grosse Pointe Shores resident Daniel R. Beck, 90, died peacefully Monday, Aug. 12, 2019, after living a long, productive, fun-filled, adventurous life.

Born April 14, 1929, in New York City, to Martha Ryan and Daniel L. Beck, Dan was a Grosse Pointe resident more than 75 years and a standout football and track athlete at Grosse Pointe High School, Class of 1947. He graduated from Michigan Normal College, now Eastern Michigan University, where he was captain of the track team, and earned a master’s degree from the University of Michigan. Upon graduation from Michigan Normal, Dan married Ruth Jacqueline Marshall June 26, 1952, at Central Woodward Christian Church in Detroit, and started a 42-year career with Copper & Brass Sales, from which he retired as vice president of sales and marketing.

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