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Name: C. Frank Turpin

Born: December 26 , 1927

Died: June 23,  2020 (92)

MC Member: March 14, 1989 (31)

Grosse Pointe resident Coryell Franklin “Frank” Turpin died Tuesday, June 23, 2020, at his home. A son of James Franklin Turpin and Alta Irene Turpin, Frank was born Dec. 26, 1927, in Detroit. 

Frank is survived by his beloved wife of nearly 62 years, Roberta; children, Kevin Turpin (Val), Terri Turpin-Amato (Tony) and Scott Turpin (Karen); grandchildren, Jacob Turpin, Andrew Turpin, Zachary Turpin, Daniel Amato, Christina Amato and Katie Turpin; step-grandchildren, Jorge, Shane, Cody and Zachary; and a nephew, nieces and cousins. He was predeceased by his brother, James Colin Turpin, and step-grandchild, Clelia.

Frank graduated from Lakeview High School in St. Clair Shores. His studies at Albion College were interrupted by his military service in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Frank also served in the medical corps during the Korean War. He saved countless lives entrenched with the U.S. Marine Corps on the front lines in the mountains of Korea. After his military service, Frank continued his education at Ferris State University and earned a pharmacy degree. 

Frank began his career working for drug stores. He later worked with physicians’ offices, hospitals and pharmacies throughout metropolitan Detroit as a representative for Eli Lilly and Co. A former Navy nurse, Frank proudly taught nurses proper protocol and techniques as part of his position.

Frank met his beloved wife, Roberta, on a blind date during his work as a pharmaceutical company representative. The couple had a loving marriage and raised a family. Frank’s family loved him and knew they could rely on him always, no matter the need — from moral support to wise advice to lending a helping hand in any situation.

In retirement, Frank and Roberta enjoyed traveling the world, camping and playing golf. They also actively volunteered in their community. His family recalls that Frank frequently said he had lived a beautiful life. Now, that life will be cherished, celebrated and missed.

Frank served a term as a Director of the Men’s Club.

Donations in Frank’s memory may be made to the Senior Men’s Club of Grosse Pointe, 32 Lakeshore Rd., Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236; The Helm,; or the Salvation Army.

Name: William H. Griffith, Sr

Born: February 6 , 1924

Died: June 16,  2020 (96)

MC Member: June 16,  2020 (96)

William Howard Griffith, Sr. of Grosse Pointe Farms, was born on February 5, 1924 in Saginaw, MI to Howard Dixon Griffith and Adelaide Griffith. He graduated from Grosse Pointe High School in 1942. He enlisted in the U. S. Navy and was accepted to the Naval V-12 Officers’ Training program at The University of Michigan, where he earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering. After his discharge from the Navy, he continued his education and graduated from The University of Michigan Law School. Bill met the love of his life, Connie Nester, in 1944 at the Ann Arbor train station and they were happily married for over 72 years.

He had a successful career as a Patent Attorney. Bill retired from Reising Ethington at the age of 83. He was a member of the Michigan Bar Association for 70 years and was a past President of the Michigan Patent Law Association. Bill enjoyed many close friendships throughout his life. He was a 50 year member of the Country Club of Detroit and a member of the Stuart Yacht and Country Club in Florida. He was athletic and a lifelong golf and tennis player.

Bill is survived by his beloved wife, Connie and his loving children Joan Drummy, Susan Royer (Chuck), Mary Fay Kattman (Michael), Tom Griffith (Liz) and daughter-in-law Debbie Griffith. He was a proud grandfather and leaves behind 10 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. He was pre-deceased by his son Bill Griffith, Jr. and son-in-law Larry Drummy. Bill was a kind and generous man who had a wonderful sense of humor. He treasured his many friends and loved his family above all else. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Red Cross or the charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to A.H. Peters Funeral Home, Grosse PointeWoods.

Name: Herbert D. Levitt

Born: August 1, 1928

Died: May 18, 2020 (91)

MC Member: January 1, 2005 (15)

Herb Levitt was a husband, father, grandfather, newspaper reporter, court administrator, attorney, and comedian.

Born in Cleveland, Ohio, he moved to Detroit as a teen, and made the city his home. He served in the US Army during the Korean conflict and graduated from Wayne State University in 1950. He worked as a reporter and bureau chief for the Detroit Free Press and Detroit News from 1952 – 1962 before moving to Common Pleas Court as the Chief Administrative Officer. In 1971 he was appointed Region 1 State Supreme Court administrator and was also appointed as administrator of Detroit Traffic Court and Wayne County Circuit Court. Well-known in legal and governmental circles, he is credited with great improvements in the performance and accessibility of the Southeast Michigan courts.

In 1980 he used vacation time to work as the local liaison for the ABC News broadcast of the Republican Presidential Convention and had a similar role at the 1982 Inaugural Detroit Grand Prix.

After being told many times by judges that “you’re not a lawyer so you don’t understand” he started law school at age 53. Herb attended Detroit College of Law at night, and graduated and passed the bar in 1985, at which point he told the same judges “now I am a lawyer and I still don’t understand!”

Once at a meeting with Mayor Coleman Young, police and anti-crime officials making suggestions about fighting crime, Herb suggested that they could cut street crime in half by doubling the number of streets. The mayor was not amused.

Herb retired from the court system in 1992, going out at a bash attended by about 400 of his closest friends. He practiced law in “retirement” and specialized in criminal defense and juvenile law. He took great pride in mounting an actual defense of his clients instead of a quick plea bargain and in trying to do the most he could for the juveniles he represented.

Herb along with friends Ed Jacoby, Jim Ransom, and Joe Hartmann founded the Most Holy Trinity smelt fry in 1959, a charitable event benefitting the church school which still continues 60 years later.

He was a great and vocal supporter of civil rights and women’s rights and did his best to elevate everybody he knew, regardless of race or gender.

Herb was a loving grandfather and was a friend, supporter, and mentor to Samantha, Emma and James. He is survived by his wife Jacqueline, sons Michael and Daniel and their wives Colleen and Cristina, and his sister Rosalind Plantikow.

He will also be remembered with love by friends and family too numerous to mention. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.

Name: H. Rollin Allen

Born: June 15 , 1927

Died: April 20, 2020 (92)

MC Member: November 10, 2009 (10)

Source: Grosse Pointe News, reported on April 30, 2020

Rollin was a former president and officer of Grosse Pointe Hunt Club for 11 years. Rollin earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Illinois and Juris Doctorate and Master of Laws in Taxation and Labor degrees from Wayne State University. A lawyer for 65 years, he was admitted to the State Bar of Michigan in 1952, and to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court. He was a partner at Keifer, Allen, Cavanaugh and Toohey. Rollin authored articles for the Michigan School Board Journal and served as school board attorney for East Detroit and Melvindale school districts. Member and former chairman of the Detroit Bar Association and chairman of National Association of School Board Attorneys, Rollin also served on State Bar of Michigan committees for Probate, Trust Law, Taxation, Character and Fitness, and Unauthorized Practice of Law. He was a member of Macomb County Bar Association, Board of Arbitrators, National Association of Security Dealers and Engineering Society of Detroit. He also was a member and dean of Delta Theta Phi legal fraternity. Rollin was the 1986 recipient of the Roberts P. Hudson Award for his unselfish rendering of outstanding and unique service to and on behalf of the State Bar of Michigan, the legal profession and public. Rollin was invited by the Chinese government, in 1984, to lecture in Beijing on legal actions and rights of youth in the United States. Rollin was a member of Circumnavigators. He circled the globe for 83 days aboard the Queen Mary II, which was the first cruise ship to do so in one trip. Rollin was owner/builder and first president of Burning Tree Golf Club, owner/builder of Sunny Acres Golf Course and owner/developer and president of Rattle Run Golf Club. A renowned sportsman, Rollin won many awards in golf, tennis, scuba diving, skiing, marathon running, judo, sailing and table tennis. He also was a master bridge player.

Rollin was loved and respected by many friends, fellow lawyers and sports enthusiasts. Rollin is survived by his wife of 35 years, Claire A. Allen; daughter, Tracy Thorpe; stepdaughters, Judy, Michele and Renee Orians; and granddaughters, Jenny and Michaela. Rollin was predeceased by his parents and first wife, Mildred Vidakovic. The prearranged donation of his body to the University of Michigan for medical research could not be carried out due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A memorial service will be held later this year.

Rollin’s memory may be made to Operation Smile at ( or St Jude Children Research Hospital (; 1-800-822-6349).

Name: Foster K. Redding M.D.

Born: July 22 , 1929

Died: April 17, 2020 (90)

MC Member: October 23, 2001 (18)

Foster K. Redding M.D. was born on July 22 , 1929 and passed on April 17, 2020 (90). He became a member of the SMCGP on October 23, 2001 (18).

Former Grosse Pointe Park resident Foster K. Redding was born to proud parents James and Dorothy Redding. His medical practice was in Grosse Pointe Farms. Foster is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Carol Redding. He was a loving father to Susan Decker (Matthew), Stephen Redding, Karen Tarr and Jane Garland (Scott); and cherished grandfather of Jessica Redding, Danielle Redding, Aloysius Redding, Hannah Decker, Stephen Redding, Steven Garland, Harrison Tarr, Evelyn Decker, Claire Decker, Ethan Garland and Barrett Tarr. Foster will be missed by many family members and friends. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Interment will take place at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Memorial donations are appreciated to Perelman School of Medicine at University of Pennsylvania, Penn Medicine,

Foster was a long time active member of the Senior Men’s Club Choral Group

Name: Ron Pikielek

Born:  October 10, 1932

Died: March 31,  2020 (87)

MC Member: January 27, 2015 (5)

Ron was born, in Detroit, to Antoinette and Joseph Pikielek, who predeceased him along with his dear brother, Frederick Pikielek.  He will be sadly missed by his wife, Marcia Pikielek (nee Thurber); son, Brian Pikielek (Cherie); daughters, Leslie Skinsacos (Stevan) and Laura Webber (Lee); and grandchildren.  Ron belonged to the Northeastern and St. Clair Shores chapters of Toastmasters Club, as well as The Villagers dance club, Grosse Pointe Men’s Club, Chrysler 300 Club and Packard Car Club.  Ron was the founder of the Michigan Jazz Record Collectors Club and a past president of the International Association of Jazz Record Collectors Club.   He served the country in Washington, D.C., in the U.S. Army Counterintelligence Corps. He was a longtime supporter of the American Red Cross blood donation program, attended Our Lady Star of the Sea parish and helped his son, Brian, establish Bike Tech Bike Shop. 

Ron and Marcia started several duplicate bridge clubs that continued more than 40 years.  He loved playing bridge with friends and loved and enjoyed his family, spending holidays and countless special occasions together.  An accountant by profession, he was well known for his ability as a tax accountant and admired by many. A graduate of Wayne State University, he attended University of Detroit Jesuit High School.  Ron enjoyed his extensive jazz record collection, which he started acquiring at age 17. Music was his passion, as was his 60-year marriage to his best friend.  The family said they will miss his loving heart and beautiful wavy hair, of which he was very proud.  Memorial services will be announced at a later date. Information may be obtained from A.H. Peters Funeral Home, Grosse Pointe Woods .

Name: Robert Hodges

Born:  January 26, 1935

Died: April 1, 2020 (85)

MC Member: November 25, 2015 (4)

Longtime Grosse Pointe Park resident Robert Gerrie Hodges, 85, died Wednesday, April 1, 2020, in Merida, Mexico. Bob was born to Milton and Viola Hodges and married his high school sweetheart, Joyce Chappell, June 28, 1958. He served in the U.S. Naval Reserve for 10 years, beginning in 1953. Bob practiced law his entire adult life and served from 1961-62 as one of the youngest delegates to the Michigan Constitutional Convention. He also was active in the Michigan Democratic Party and served the people of Michigan as a workers compensation administrative law judge. He was a partner for many years with the Sachs Waldman law firm in Detroit. As a workers compensation attorney, he loved helping working people.

Bob loved his family and being around people. He was a great conversationalist and always ready to discuss history, politics and other topics of interest. Bob was an aficionado of Corvettes. Having purchased his first Corvette in 1959, Bob always owned a Corvette until his passing. Bob was passionate about travel; he flew on the Concorde and cruised the Atlantic on the Queen Mary. In addition, Bob and Joyce once traveled around the world. He loved learning about different cultures and meeting people. Bob made friends easily and often. Many friends described Bob as their best friend. Bob was predeceased by his parents and his wife, Joyce. He is survived by his two children, Avis and Heather; longtime significant other, Mary Lou Martin; and innumerable friends and colleagues. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a memorial celebration and reception will be held at a later date.

Name: John R. Cobau

Born:  August 28, 1934

Died: April 1, 2020 (85)

MC Member: November 12, 2002 (17)

Jack grew up in New Castle, Pa., attended Kenyon College and graduated from Princeton University and Harvard Law School.  Jack met his wife of more than 60 years, Arlene Louise, while studying at Harvard. The couple’s partnership grew stronger throughout their marriage and innumerable contested bridge matches. They moved to Grosse Pointe after residing in Cincinnati. Jack practiced law in Detroit and at his office on Mack in Grosse Pointe Woods.  Jack died from COVID-19.

Jack was an avid tennis player and never failed to miss a Rotary Club meeting.  He and Arlene shared a passion for art; they visited museums across the country and around the world.  A true intellectual, Jack lived for ideas, reading voraciously and engaging in book clubs and discussion groups.  He attended Grosse Pointe Memorial Church.  Jack is survived by his wife, Arlene; sons, William (Marcia Torres), Jay (Ellen), Tom and John (Ellen Grant); 10 grandchildren; and brother, Bill Cobau, of Charleston, S.C. 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a memorial service will be held at a later date. 
In lieu of flowers, Jack’s family would appreciate contributions in his memory to Rotary Club of Grosse Pointe,

Name: Stanley F. Kramer

Born:  April 3, 1920

Died: March 28, 2020 (99)

MC Member: January 8, 1985 (35)

Stanley Frederick Kramer Jr. passed away peacefully on March 28, 2020.
Stan was born April 3, 1920, to Stanley and Crystal (Coady) Kramer in Detroit, Michigan. He attended Eastern High in Detroit and received his mechanical engineering degree from Michigan Technological University. He served as a U.S. Navy officer during World War II.

After the war, Stan and his wife, Mary Kathleen, nee Hogan, moved back to Michigan and he began his career at General Motors, eventually rising to the position of Director of Production Engineering for Fisher Body. A hallmark of his leadership was the dedication he showed on the job and particularly to the well-being of his employees.

He was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church in Grosse Pointe Farms, Gowanie Golf Club, Grosse Pointe Senior Men’s Club and GM Retirees Association. In addition to work and his family, Stan enjoyed bridge, golf, sailing, traveling and reading.

Stanley Jr. is survived by his loving wife of 15 years, Sue Grambo Kramer.
He was preceded in death by his first wife of 55 years, Mary Hogan Kramer and his daughter Nancy (Henry Jackson Jr.) Stanley Jr. is survived by six of his children: Mary Pat (Robert Freund), Kappy (Russ Mann), Stanley Frederick (Fritz) Kramer III (Rhonda Paul), David Kramer (Kate Sands), Mark Kramer (Jeff Weese) and Paul Kramer. He is also survived by his three stepsons Bob, Pete and Bill Grambo.

Stanley Jr. is survived by eight grandchildren: Montana Mitchell, Amy McCrea, Mary Ellen Ellis, Andy Freund, Corrie Kramer, C.J. Jackson, Kerry Kramer and David Kramer, Jr. and 4 Great-grandchildren. A grandson, Stanley Frederick Kramer IV, preceded him in death. Stanley will be interred at St. Paul on the Lake Columbarium and a Memorial Service and Funeral Mass will be announced at a later date.

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)

Grosse Pointe Park resident Dr. Robert W. Lenhard peacefully passed away Thursday, March 19, 2020, with his family by his side, due to complications from dementia. He was 83.

Robert is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Terry; children, Craig (Sarah), Tim (Renee) and Kristen (Brent DeVooght); and grandchildren, Max, Sam, Charlie, Timo, Joe, Luke, Ben, Lily, Ruby, Allie, Gabby, Jacob, Ethan and Bella.

Robert was a U.S. Army veteran who served as a captain in Korea. He was a respected dentist, skilled sailor, master woodworker and an amazing storyteller. A graduate of University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy, with an undergraduate degree from the College and School of Dentistry, Robert completed his graduate studies at the University of Michigan. He practiced dentistry 40 years in the Fisher Building.

Robert was a life member of Detroit Yacht Club, 25-year member of Mackinac Island Yacht Club and past commodore of Grosse Pointe Sail Club. He was a member of the Pankey Institute for advanced dental studies in Key Biscayne, Fla., and past president of the Francis Veddar Society of Crown and Bridge.

Robert spent summers on his farm in Harbor Springs. He and his wife, Terry, enjoyed many trips to Mackinac Island where they served on the race committee for the Port Huron-to-Mackinac race. He wintered in Florida and also served 25 years as patroller with Boyne Highlands Ski Patrol. His passion for life was contagious and he will be greatly missed.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to Robert’s beloved alma mater, University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy, 8400 Cambridge, Detroit, MI 48221.

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,; or the National WWII Museum, of which he was a founding member,

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

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.

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.


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