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Leo G “Lou” Bournias was born on October 12, 1933 and passed on December 12, 2023 (90). He became a member of the MCGP on January 27, 2005 (18).

Leo “Lou” Bournias passed away peacefully on December 12, 2023, surrounded by his daughter and son.

Always sacrificing for others, Lou was a kind, selfless person and very proud American.

Much of his youth involved spending time with his parents, sister and cousins, and working in his father’s restaurant, prior to serving the country by joining the U. S. Army. He recently recalled that he spent his 16th birthday working a double shift that included washing dishes and working the register.

During his time in the Army, he was promoted to play a key role at a satellite tracking station in Cuba, during the race against the Soviet Union, prior to Fidel Castro’s regime.

Following an honorable discharge, he returned to Detroit and met the love of his life, Angela Cholack in the Church bowling league.

After marrying and starting a family, Lou returned to serving the country as a civilian contract specialist with the U. S. Army.

After a few years, he took on an overseas 2-year civilian assignment for the U.S. Navy to Greece in the 1970s. With his wife and children, Karen and George, he greatly enjoyed this special time exploring the country and the Greek Islands on weekends and during holidays. Their time in Greece was a lifetime highlight and undoubtedly helped fuel his love of further researching the family tree.

Upon their return to The United States, he worked for the Dept. Of Defense at TACOM and was the Lead Contracting Officer on the world’s single commercial truck contract for production of six different types of vehicles, up to that point.

Lou & Angela, together were very special parents! They created a beautiful life and family together. Theirs was a marriage of mutual love, joy, and affection and created a wonderful family legacy.

While he will be remembered for these achievements, he was the kindest, most generous father, Papou, and friend. He loved his family, his Greek heritage and discussing history.

A fan of baseball and football, and specifically the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Lions, University of Michigan Wolverines and Michigan State Spartans, Lou was one who followed the stock market in his spare time.

Over the years, he enjoyed weekly coffee gatherings with his friends and the Senior group luncheons at his church. He and his wife were great supporters of the Hellenic Museum of Michigan.

Lou was pre-deceased by his parents, George and Maria, and his wife, Angela.

He is survived by his daughter Karen Panagos, son-in-law, Dr. Chris Panagos, grandchildren, Dr. Angela Panagos, Dr. Chrissy Panagos, Dean Panagos, his son, George Bournias, daughter In-Law, Laurie Bournias, his sister, Feenee Horattas (Chris), and many wonderful nieces, nephews and cousins.

Lou Bournias’ family will receive guests at the A.H. Peters Funeral Home on 20705 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe Woods, on Thurs, Dec. 14, 2023 from 4pm until 8pm and the Funeral on Fri., Dec. 15 with viewing at 9:30 until the time of his Funeral Service at 10am at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, 21800 Marter Road, St. Clair Shores, Michigan 48080. He will be greatly missed by many.

Memorial contributions can be made in Lou’s name to The Hellenic Museum of Michigan in Detroit or The Assumption Greek Orthodox Church in St. Clair Shores, Michigan.

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Walter Dailey was born on February 20, 1924 and passed on October 27, 2023 (99). He became a member of the MCGP on September 26, 2000 (23).

Richard G. Fuher was born on August 15, 1937 and passed on October 24, 2023 (86). He became a member of the MCGP on December 14, 2004. (18).

Richard G. Fuher, 86, died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2023, surrounded by his family.

Richard was born Aug. 15, 1937, in Pittsburgh, to Anna and Ferdinand Fuher Jr. He graduated from Loyola High School in Los Angeles, then earned a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of Detroit. He furthered his architecture studies by working on a master’s degree in Athens, Greece.

His career spanned across several firms in Detroit and Los Angeles, where his specialty was large-scale buildings such as hospitals (including the Bon Secours expansion), libraries (including the Wayne State Undergraduate Library) and clinics (including Henry Ford Medical Centers). One of his final projects was converting the Wonder Bread Bakery into the first MotorCity Casino in Detroit. He also won various awards throughout his career.

Richard served his country in the U.S. Army Reserves and was involved with the Men of the Sacred Heart. He loved completing the daily N.Y. Times crossword puzzles with a pen, learned to speak fluent Lebanese Arabic and enjoyed discussing philosophy, politics and religion.

Richard was the devoted husband of Leila. They were looking forward to their 60th wedding anniversary in April 2024. The couple’s philanthropy was evident in the 1960s when they organized teens from the Grosse Pointes to distribute donation canisters throughout local businesses and raised a substantial amount of money for the new St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Richard was the beloved father of Christopher (Suzanne) and Michael (Michele); loving grandfather of Jacob and Kenneth; and loving step-grandfather of Andrea. He was predeceased by his siblings, Ferdinand III, Marion and Jean. He also is survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Richard generously donated his body to the Wayne State University School of Medicine for research to support future doctors. A memorial Mass at St. Maron Maronite Catholic Church in Detroit will be scheduled by the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Maron Maronite Catholic Church, 11466 Kercheval, Detroit, MI 48214,

Bruno Domzalski

Bruno F. Domzalski was born on November 27, 1938 and passed on November 19, 2023 (84). He became a member of the MCGP on February 13, 2007 (16)

Bruno Francis Domzalski, Jr. was born in Detroit, Michigan on November 27, 1938, and passed away peacefully in his home on Sunday November 19, 2023. He is survived by the love of his life, Mary Kay (Katie) (Garvey), his children Patti (Bernie Van Antwerp), Michael (Paige) and Ellen Clark (John Fauster), Bruno was the proud "Papa" to Nicholas, Michael and Eleanor Van Antwerp, Owen and Henry Domzalski and Katherine, Elizabeth and Beau Clark. He is also survived by his former son-in-law Chris Clark, his sister Elaine Trombley and numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his daughter Julie and son-in-law, Bernie Van Antwerp.

Bruno was the only son of Bruno and Helen Domzalski. He grew up in Grosse Pointe and attended St. Ambrose High School where he met many of his lifelong friends and where he first encountered Mary Kay Garvey. Mary Kay was beautiful, graceful and intelligent and was the second of ten children. Bruno was immediately smitten with Mary Kay and quickly grew to love her large family. He was drawn to the activity of the Garvey household and learned early that if he were still lingering at the house around dinner time, he would inevitably receive an invitation to the already-full table. Those dinners created the foundation of what would be lasting ties with all the Garvey siblings and their eventual spouses and children.

He attended the University of Michigan and later University of Detroit Law School. He eventually took over the insurance agency that was founded by his great grandfather, Michael Domzalski, and ran it until his retirement in 2003, when his son Michael took over stewardship of the 137-year-old agency.

He married Mary Kay Garvey, on April 22, 1961. They eventually established their home in Grosse Pointe Park and raised their four children there. Family was his number one priority and family dinners and church on Sundays were an imperative. Everyone on the block knew that when Bruno whistled his unmistakable whistle from the front porch, it was time for the Domzalski kids to move it home for dinner. He instilled in his children a sense of wonder and the importance of education, and he was a source of unconditional love and support to all of them.

Being "Papa Bo" was his greatest pleasure. He loved spending time with each of his eight grandchildren and made every one of them feel like they were his favorite. He was omnipresent at their many sporting events and concerts over the years and made a point to attend all their graduations. One of his favorite things to wear was a sweatshirt from one of his grandchildren's universities. He was so proud of every one of them.

Bruno had a quick wit and a wonderful sense of humor. He had a gift for connecting with people and his presence was always felt when he was in the room. He was curious and loved to engage in conversation to understand the "why" and "how." He loved to read and was an avid puzzle worker, often having one in process on the dining room table. He was a born problem solver and never missed the Sunday New York Times crossword puzzle.

Bruno loved to travel and made it a priority to get out of town with Mary Kay at least a couple times a year. He loved taking family trips - to Florida, across the country, to the east coast and all places in between. His favorite place to be, though, was at his cottage in Au Gres with extended family surrounding him. He could often be found on the deck sipping a coke, deep in conversation with one of his many nieces, nephews, grandchildren or in-laws and often ended the day with a competitive game of euchre or pinochle.

Bruno was a devout Catholic and was an avid supporter of St. Ambrose, Nativity Catholic Church and St. Clare, his parish for 57 years. He was an active parishioner at St. Clare and served on many committees over the years. He was a mentor and board member at Detroit Cristo Rey High School and was on the board of Christian Financial Credit Union for many years.

Funeral Friday, November 24th; gathering 10:30am until the time of Mass, 11:30am, at St. Clare of Montefalco Catholic Church, 1401 Whittier, Grosse Pointe Park.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Clare of Montefalco School, 16231 Charlevoix St., Grosse Pointe Park, MI 4823  

Dan Follis

 Daniel S. Follis was born on July 19, 1937 and passed on October 1, 2023 (86). He became a member of the MCGP on January 12, 2016. (6). Dan served a term as a Director of the MCGP.

Daniel Scobie Follis of Grosse Pointe - Beloved husband, father and grandfather, loyal friend, mentor, businessman, golfer, sailor, music lover, squash champion, and pool shark, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 1st at the age of 86.


Born in 1937 in Detroit to Grace Scobie and Dr. Wesley Follis, he attended Grosse Pointe South High School (then referred to as “The High”) and was a proud member of the 1954 high school football state championship team. Dan accepted a basketball scholarship to The University of Colorado, where after playing one season returned home to care for his parents. Upon returning to Michigan, he played three seasons for Duffy Daugherty on Michigan State University’s football team. After earning his degree from MSU, the Philadelphia Eagles invited him to camp to play in the NFL, but Dan chose the stock brokerage business which began a long career in investing, radio station sales and ownerships, and managing The Buick Open PGA golf tournament. His favorite gig, though, was as the color commentator of Michigan State Football in the 80’s, especially calling the 1988 Rose Bowl game which the Spartans won.


Dan loved Michigan State and was a proud member of Sigma Chi, but he reluctantly sent all three of his children to the University of Michigan, often stating that his kids couldn’t get in to State. Go Green!


In 1964, Dan married Mary Patricia Hoker “Pat”, who had three wonderful children from a prior marriage; Shelley, Martin and Tamara. In 1966, Dan and Pat gave birth to their only child, Daniel Scobie Follis, Jr. After a long illness, Pat died in 1977.


In 1979 Dan found the next love of his life, Mary Elizabeth Stein “Libby” and the two started a long and wonderful life together. They brought two beautiful children into the world - Annie and Michael. Dan’s family meant everything to him. He always expressed how grateful he was to have such a loving wife, healthy and happy children, and a wonderful extended family.


Dan was well read (as long as the subject was World War II and Winston Churchill), and he loved his little red MG. He had a magnetic personality, his laughter filled the room, and he had a huge heart.


He was a member of the Detroit Golf Club, the Country Club of Detroit, and was a member of the Detroit Athletic Club for 55 years.


Dan is survived by his wife of 44 years, Libby, their children Daniel (Maureen), Anne Follis Durkin (Matthew), Michael (Hillary), and 7 well loved grandsons Daniel III, Bailey, Jack, Wesley, Benjamin, Thomas and Charlie, and Dan’s sister Margot Klein. Dan was predeceased by his parents and his brother Tom.


A memorial mass in Dan’s honor will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 21st in the Beaumont Grosse Pointe Chapel.


Memorial donations may be made to:


Beaumont Grosse Pointe Chapel Fund

468 Cadieux Road

Grosse Pointe, MI 48230


This fund provides for the needs of the chapel, supports nursing, Chaplain training and certification and has created hospice su ites for those at the end of life.



Nathan C. Judson was born on January 28, 1932 and passed on October 16, 2023 (91). He became a member of the MCGP on November 9, 1993. (29).

Nathan Carter Judson, 91, of Ann Arbor, MI passed away on October 16, 2023. Nathan was born on January 28, 1932 to the late Nathan G. and Grace E. Judson (nee Carter).

Nathan is survived by his beloved wife of 66 years, Christina Judson (nee Schnierle); loving children, Wendy Matzen (Thomas), Nathan Judson (Kami), and Kimberly Hays (Glen); loving sister, Karen Judson; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Nathan is preceded in death by brother, Wilfred Judson; and sisters, Faith Judson (Schweiss) and Alice Judson.

Nathan graduated Valedictorian from Ypsilanti High School Class of 1950. He then earned his Bachelor of Music in Music Education at the University of Michigan in 1954. He was also a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Nathan went on to receive his Masters of Music in Wind Instruments from the University of Michigan in 1957. During his college years Nathan served in the US Army Band in Fort Huachuca, AZ from 1954-1956.

Nathan spent the majority of his life teaching and inspired many students throughout the years at Goodrich High School, Trenton High School, Grosse Pointe North High School, and Parcells Middle School. He held various office positions in Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association District 12 and District 16, including President, various offices in State MSBOA, including President from 1969-1971. Nathan received the MSBOA Band Teacher of the Year Award in 1970 and the MSBOA Orchestra Teacher of the Year Award in 1978. During his career, Nathan toured Europe as Assistant Conductor with Musical Youth International Band in 1967. He also toured Mexico as Conductor with Musical Youth International in Band in 1968, and the returned to Europe in 1984 and toured as Conductor to Europe with Blue Lake Fine Arts International Youth Symphony Orchestra.

Nathan was a man of strong faith and a pivotal part of First English Lutheran Church in Grosse Pointe Woods. He frequently conducted musical ensembles and choirs during services and special events. He also served the church in various capacities including President of the Church Council.

In addition to his passion for music, Nathan also enjoyed golfing, and doing carpentry work with good friend Russell Reed. He also enjoyed flying, and became a licensed pilot.

A Memorial Visitation for Nathan will be held Friday, November 24th, 2023 from 5PM - 8PM at First English Lutheran Church (800 Vernier Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236). A Funeral Service will be held November 25th, 2023 at 11AM following a memorial gathering starting at 10AM at First English Lutheran Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First English Lutheran Church Organ fund, or to the First English Lutheran Church Food Pantry Fund, or to the Grosse Pointe North Band & Orchestra Nathan Judson Scholarship Fund. Checks made payable to Grosse Pointe Foundation for Public Education, ATTN: Jenna Torrento GPFPE 20601 Morningside Drive, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236. Please put in memo "GPN Band & Orchestra, Nathan Judson".

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Peter K. Groschner was born on May 23, 1938 and passed on September 8, 2023 (85). He became a member of the MCGP on June 24, 2003. (20). 

Peter Groschner, 85, passed away at home Friday, Sept. 8, 2023, after a long battle with cancer. He was surrounded by family and in the arms of his wife, Kathleen.

Born in Detroit May 23, 1938, to Robert and Margaret Groschner (nee Eckhardt), Peter attended Richard Elementary School and graduated from Grosse Pointe High School in 1956. He attended Hillsdale College, graduating in 1960 with a B.A. in Sociology. Peter followed his call to ministry at the Episcopal Philadelphia Divinity School, earning a Master’s of Sacred Theology in 1964. He was ordained as a priest in the Episcopal Church at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Grosse Pointe Woods. 

As an associate priest at St. Michael’s, Peter began a ministry to provide teenagers with a safe, fun place to gather on Friday evenings. With the donation of decorations from the Grosse Pointe Theatre, he instituted “The Sewer” in the church parish hall. This provided live music, dancing, a place to socialize and was always filled to capacity.

Peter’s ministry was supporting parishes without full-time clergy until 1976 when he became the rector of St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church in Detroit. He served there until 1980 when he began a second career as a Development Officer focused on raising funds for various non-profit entities, including Friends School in Detroit, the University of Detroit, the Detroit Medical Center and Beaumont Hospital. He continued to also provide part-time support to parishes until his health began to fail.

Throughout his life, Peter’s kind and generous spirit bore witness to his faith and gave him the ability to be of great comfort to many who sought him out in times of crisis. He was passionate in his love of golf and often laughed that though God gave him many gifts, skill at golf was not one of them; yet he loved to play and instilled that passion in one of his grandchildren.

He often would say that it was his family that brought him his greatest joy. Peter leaves behind Kathleen, his loving wife of 43 years; his daughter, Sarah Arbulu, whom he adored; and his three grandchildren, who truly were the light of his life, Jacob Peter, Lillian Kathleen and Joseph David Hinkle. He also leaves his brother, Chris; sister-in-law, Holly; niece, Kate Groschner; brother and sister-in-law, David and Susie Ware; niece, Katie Krick; and nephew, Chris Ware. 

Visiting hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 20475 Sunningdale Park, Grosse Pointe Woods.

A memorial service for Peter will also be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, with a reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to St. Michael’s Episcopal Church Good Samaritan Fund, 20475 Sunningdale Park, Grosse Pointe Woods MI 48236.

John T. Huntington was born on October 19, 1940 and passed on September 19, 2023 (82). He became a member of the MCGP on July 10, 2012. (11). 

Mason Ferry was born on August 16, 1938 and passed on September 1, 2023 (85). He became a member of the MCGP on September 11, 2001 (21).

Mason Ferry passed away peacefully on Sept. 1st due to complications of cancer. Mason was the son of Dexter and Marian Ferry, born August 16th 1939 in Detroit, MI. An alumnus of Grosse Pointe University School class of 1957 and Princeton University class of 1961, he was also a veteran of the United States Army. Mason had a long career at the National Bank of Detroit as a trust officer before pursuing philanthropic endeavors. His leadership led to the expansion of the Detroit Science Center (now Michigan Science Center), tripling the former exhibit space. Additionally, he was responsible for planning, design, and construction of the new History Center of the Grosse Pointe Historical Society. He also donated his time, talent, and treasure to Inland Seas Education Association, St. Patrick Senior Center, and numerous other organizations.

Among his interests were historic arms and artillery. He was a member of the 1st Michigan Light Artillery Regiment, also known as the Loomis’ Battery. He also had a passion for antique arms, art & architecture, sailing & nautical activities, history including Detroit and the surrounding areas, and mechanical systems including steam power and other mechanisms.

Mason is survived by his wife of 40 years Mary Kaye Ferry (Schrage), his two sisters Marian Williams and Julia Hale, his children Joshua Ferry, Charles Kukawka, Elizabeth Schneider, Cheryl Kaye, and Clifford Kaye, and his grandchildren Jay Gild, Brady Kukawka, Molly Kukawka, Joseph Kukawka, Julia Kukawka, Lydia Kukawka, Harrison Kaye, Charlotte Kaye, Cecilia Kaye, Jack Schneider, and Sophia Schneider.

Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend calling hours Friday September 8th between 4-8PM at A. H. Peters Funeral Home at 20705 Mack Ave. Grosse Pointe Woods. A Memorial service will take place Saturday September 9th 12PM at St. Joan of Arc, 22412 Overlake, St. Clair Shores, MI.

In lieu of flowers, the family would like all donations to go to St. Patrick Senior Center Inc. (58 Parsons St. Detroit MI 48201), Inland Seas Education Association (100 Dame St. #218, Suttons Bay MI 49682), or Hospice of Michigan.


David D. Howell was born on December 15, 1928 and passed on September 7, 2023 (94). He became a member of the MCGP on February 28, 1995. (28). Dave was active in the MCGP over the years having served as an Officer, Director and as Chair of a Committee.

David Douglas Howell, 94, died peacefully at home on September 7th, 2023.

Mr. Howell was born on December 15th, 1928 to George and Susan Howell, in Rochester, NY. He attended public school in Rochester, and graduated from Monroe High School in 1947. He was captain of his HS swimming team, and sophomore year class president. He then attended Hobart College in Lake Geneva, NY, and graduated in 1951 , with a degree in economics. After college, Mr. Howell spent two years in the US Army, stationed in Germany. He married Esther Yesayian, his college girlfriend, in August of 1953. Mr. Howell worked in the Rochester area in sales for the Xerox Corporation. (He also worked for Dictaphone, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan in operational research, and Heuther Brothers Saw Company. ) In 1958, Mr. Howell and his family moved to the greater Detroit area. In 1959, Mr. Howell moved with his family to Grosse Pointe Woods.

Mr. Howell attended Wayne State University and obtained a degree in accounting. He worked for Rutten Welling accounting, then for Wayne State University, then joined a public accounting practice which was later to be known as Scott Schroeder Howell, where he spent most of his professional career.

Mr. Howell enjoyed playing the guitar and harmonica. He won medals in events in national Master Swim meets while in his 50s. An avid seeker of knowledge in many spheres, he attended several Elderhostel adventures. He was a member of the Grosse Pointe Rotary and the Grosse Pointe Men's Club.

Mr. Howell was a founding director of the Board of Visitors of the Wayne State University Institute of Gerontology, a position he held for over 10 years.

Mr. Howell noted that a seminal event in his life was visiting his cousin Max Don Howell in New York City, who had formerly been the vice president and treasurer of US Steel. Max Don gave him important advice that positively informed the rest of his life.

Mr. Howell was known for his good humor, easy smile, and quick wit. Intimates were regaled by his flawless recitation of Stanley Holloway's "The Lion and Albert."

Mr. Howell is survived by his two sons David Jr. and Peter, grandchildren, Miles, Julian, Spencer, and August, and his beloved companion Kathryn Lenz.

Memorial services will be announced at a later date. David will be interred at the columbarium at Grosse Pointe Memorial Church. Memorials can be given to the Institute of Gerontology at Wayne State University, 87 East Ferry St. , Pauline Knapp Building, Detroit MI 48202


          Peter J. Russ was born on June 27, 1951 and passed on July 12, 2023 (72). He became a member of the MCGP on June 30, 2009. (14).

Peter James Russ, 72, passed away peacefully Wednesday, July 12, 2023, with his wife and daughter by his side. Peter will be lovingly remembered and greatly missed by his wife, Julie Russ; children, Brien Morrell (Amanda), P.J. Russ and Katie Chan (Brandon); and grandchildren, Connor and Dillon Morrell. He also will be remembered and missed by many neighbors, family and friends.

Peter was born June 27, 1951, in Detroit. One of his passions was working in computer programming for National Bank of Detroit, which later became Bank One and J.P. Morgan Chase. He ended his career working for the Detroit Medical Center, facilitating technological communication among medical staff. He was known for his ability to identify even the most complicated of computer-based problems and fix them swiftly. He was among the first to work with computers, pagers and later cellular devices on which people have come to depend.

Aside from his unparalleled intellect and work ethic, he was a devoted husband, father and grandfather, never hesitating to end a phone call with, “I love you, sweetheart.” He was a reserved, yet loving and pure soul with a witty sense of humor to those who knew him well. He was a genuinely good person others can aspire to emulate. He enjoyed spending time with his family, keeping abreast of the news and markets, watching his favorite sports teams and enjoying beautiful beach sunsets during annual family summer vacations to one of his favorite places, Grand Haven.

A private celebration of life for immediate family was held July 24, at Noto’s at the Bill-Mar in Grand Haven. Peter’s family extends a thank-you to hospital staff who cared for him in his final days, as well as family and friends for supporting and loving him throughout his life. Gone too soon, he will be forever loved and missed.

William Rigg

William C. Rigg was born on February 13, 1946 and passed on July 25, 2023 (77). He became a member of the MCGP on December 12, 2022

William C. Rigg passed away peacefully at home July 25th, 2023 in Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan after a long battle with cancer. William - "Bill" - was born February 13, 1946 in Ponca City, Oklahoma to William Clifton Rigg Sr. and Jacqueline Sue Walton, both now deceased.

Early on, Bill focused on a vocation in education. He earned a master's degree in education from Central Oklahoma State University in 1972 and a doctorate in education from the University of Oklahoma in 1977. During the Vietnam War, the U.S. Army sent him to northern Italy to support military intelligence efforts.

Dr. Rigg served both as a teacher and administrator in Oklahoma, Kentucky, Idaho, Kansas, New York, and Michigan. He was an assistant professor in education at Idaho State University. Before retiring from teaching in 2012, he had worked in public schools in New York City and Detroit.

Bill enjoyed reading, politics, traveling and was an aficionado of the Hallmark channel. On a sabbatical, he studied 20th century Eastern European history and Chinese Imperial history. He enjoyed attending his Class of '64 high school reunions in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. Although he treasured his time in Michigan, he had a long-standing tradition of being in front of the television set during football season when his beloved Oklahoma Sooners were playing.

Bill married Barbara Koster in August of 1994. Along with their son, Steven Rigg, they moved from New York City to Grosse Pointe in 2002. Fond and caring relationships with his mother-in-law, Mary Ann Koster, and his in-laws Mary Ellen Koster, Tom (Lori) Koster, and Rob (Sonya) Koster survive him.

From his first marriage to Jacqulynn Rigg, Bill has three children: Jeffrey Raymond (Taylor) Rigg of Post Falls, Idaho; Kevin Michael (Andrea) Rigg of Olympia, Washington and Kimberly Michelle (Jeremy) Knudsen of Snohomish, Washington. He is also survived by 16 grandchildren; his sisters Emily (James) Wilhite and Susan (Larry) Airington; and numerous nieces and nephews and a large extended family which also includes 6 international exchange students who lived with the Riggs.

A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:30 AM on Saturday, August 19th at Saint Clare of Montefalco Catholic Church (1401 Whittier Rd, Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230). Family will be there to greet guests between 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM. The funeral Mass will be live-streamed via the parish website at Join the stream five minutes prior to the service.

He will be laid to rest in the Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, Michigan.

The family wishes to thank the treatment team at Karmanos Cancer Center and Hospice of Michigan for their kindness and care of Bill during his sickness. His family and friends will miss him dearly.


Robert E. L. Greening was born on November 15, 1927 and passed on May 25, 2023 (95). He became a member of the MCGP on March 23, 1993 (30). 

Robert E. L. Greening Jr., 95, passed away Thursday, May 25, 2023, in Grosse Pointe after a brief illness.

He was born Nov. 15, 1927, in Detroit to Robert E. L. Greening Sr and Ruth V. (nee Kaake) Greening. Bob was raised on the east side of Detroit and graduated from Cass Technical High School. He attended Wayne State University until he was drafted into the Army. He served in the Philippines until his honorable discharge in 1947. 

Bob married Marlis E. Engels in 1949. They moved to Grosse Pointe Farms and he began what would become a 42-year career with the Detroit Edison Company in power distribution. After he and Marlis divorced, he married Mary Stead in 1966 and the couple moved to Grosse Pointe Woods. 

Bob joined the Edison Boat Club and pursued his passion for sailboat racing. As an active member, he introduced the new fiberglass Flying Scot to the club, eventually convincing other Detroit-area sailing clubs to acquire their own boats to team race three boats from each club on Lake St. Clair. Bob became Commodore of EBC in 1962 and remained active until his death. He later became a sailing instructor at the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club, passing on his knowledge and experience to novice sailors.

Bob and Mary enjoyed traveling by railroad across the United States and Europe. He constructed model train layouts in his homes, eventually forming the Lakeshore Garden Railway club in 1987. He constructed a year-round model train layout in his backyard, including three separate villages which he shared with young and old visitors for many years.

Bob’s interest in music began later in life when he learned to play banjo, euphonium and trombone, along with his wife Mary, who played trumpet. They were active members in various community bands on the east side.

Bob was active in the community as a longtime board member of the Grosse Pointe Woods Tree Commission, where he organized an elementary school poster competition with awards of tree seedlings to be planted in Grosse Pointe Woods. He was also an active member in the Grosse Pointe Senior Men’s Club.

Bob is survived by his wife of 56 years, Mary; his children, Lee Greening (Pamela), Bruce Greening (Katherine), Steven Greening (Steven Chauvin) and Susan McInally (David); grandchildren, Robert, Timothy, Geoffrey, Ashley and Emily; and great-grandchildren, Robert, Easton and Hazel. He was predeceased by his two younger brothers, Charles Greening Sr., and Alan Greening.

A private ceremony was held at Acacia Park Cemetery. A celebration of his life will be held at a future date at St. Michael’s Church in Grosse Pointe Woods. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to The Humane Society of Detroit, 30300 Telegraph, Suite 220, Bingham Farms, MI 48025,


John J. Salvador was born on September11, 1946 and passed on July 3, 2023 (76). He became a member of the MCGP on March 28, 2022.

                                                                                                                                                                                                         Beloved husband of Antoinette "Toni" (nee Urso). Loving father of Isa Salvador and John Anthony (Lindsay) Salvador. Proud grandfather of Estella, Anthony, Maisie, and Theodore. Dear brother of Nancy Salvador. Survived by his loving brothers in law, sister in law, and many dear nieces & nephews. Visitation Wednesday 3-8pm at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). In state Thursday 9:30am until the 10:00am Mass at St. Lucy Catholic Church (23401 E. Jefferson, St. Clair Shores, MI 48080). Entombment Resurrection Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" @

Louis Mueller

Louis W. Mueller was born on November 13, 1929 and passed on May 17, 2022(94). He became a member of the MCGP on June 9, 1992(30).

Longtime Grosse Pointe resident Louis William J. Mueller, 94, passed away Wednesday, May 17, 2023. He was born Nov. 13, 1929, in Oak Park, Ill., to Helen and Louis Mueller.

Louis graduated eighth grade from St. John Evangelical School and then graduated from Collinwood High School in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1948. He attended Kent State University and also enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps, from which he was honorably discharged in 1950. He then joined the U.S. Air Force and served five years, achieving the rank of staff sergeant. During his last year in the Air Force, he served from a hospital bed due to significant injuries suffered in an automobile accident. Louis was medically and honorably discharged in 1955.

In May 1955, he met Janet Synder and the couple were joined in holy matrimony Sept. 2, 1955, at St. John Evangelical Church. The new couple first lived in Ravenna, Ohio, where Louis continued his studies at Kent State University while working for the Glidden Paint Company.

In 1957, the Muellers moved into their first home in Willoughby Hills, Ohio. In 1958, they were blessed with a son, Jeffrey Louis. The Glidden Paint Company transferred the family to Woodridge, Ill., in 1961, where Louis sang in and directed the church choir. In 1962, they welcomed another son, Scott Edward.

Eventually, Louis left Glidden and began a career with Uniroyal Tire Company. In 1968, the company transferred the family to Detroit and they settled in Grosse Pointe Woods in 1969. There, they joined Christ the King Lutheran Church. Lou sang in and directed the choir, as well as filled in as organist.

Louis left Uniroyal and began working at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. During this time, he attended Wayne State University in the evenings and completed his degree in business administration. He joined the Men’s Club of Grosse Pointe and directed the men’s chorus for 10 years. When Louis retired from Blue Cross, he returned to Wayne State University and graduated with a degree in music.

Louis and Janet enjoyed traveling together with family and friends. They frequently attended the symphony and other musical events. In 2015, Louis and Janet moved into a condo at The Rivers in Grosse Pointe Woods.

Louis is survived by his wife of 67 years, Janet; sons, Jeffrey (Ann) and Scott (Eleanor); grandchildren, Kelly, Bethany (Matt), Benjamin, Graham, Nick (Lindsay), Ashley (Aaron), Alex and Joshua; and great-grandchildren, Adalyn and Jayden.

Visitation takes place at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 27, with a Celebration of Life at 11 a.m. at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 20338 Mack, Grosse Pointe Woods.

Contributions in Louis’ memory may be made to Christ the King Lutheran Church, 20338 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236; or the Alzheimer’s Association,

Cliff Braathen

                  Clifford A. Braathen was born on October 5, 1938 and passed on April 30, 2023 (84). He became a member of the MCGP on April 13, 2010 (13)

Clifford Allan Braathen, age 84, of St. Clair Shores, Michigan passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 30, 2023. Cliff was born on October 5, 1938 in Washington, DC, but lived most of his life in Detroit, Michigan. He graduated high school from Southeastern High School in Detroit and went on to earn a degree at the Detroit Institute of Technology.

He was an architectural model maker at Giffels & Rossetti and Minoru Yamasaki & Associates. He worked on the model of the twin towers for the World Trade Center under the latter company. Cliff also was employed as a limousine driver, greeter and driver for AH Peters Funeral Home and Desmond Funeral Homes, and a security guard for the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House. He was a lifelong Detroit Red Wings fan and had shared season tickets for many years. Cliff loved his family and spending time with them more than anything. They went on a different family vacation every year, from Disney World to frequent camping and canoeing trips.

Cliff had a servant's heart and loved to help others. He volunteered on his children’s school committees, on neighborhood watch, and at the churches he attended. He is survived by his loving wife Joan, who he married on May 9, 1964, his sons Eric and Fr. Scott, SOLT, and his daughter, Bonnie (John) Burke. He was “Big Grandpa” to Daniel, Brennan, and Bailey Burke.

Cliff was predeceased by his parents, Esther and Clayton, his brother, James, and baby granddaughter, Katie Marie. In lieu of flowers, please donate if you wish to:

The Society of the Most Holy Trinity

P.O. Box 4116

Corpus Christi, TX 78469

A visitation for Clifford will be held Friday, May 5, 2023 from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM at A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Ave, Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan 48236 with a rosary at 6:30 PM.

An instate will occur Saturday, May 6, 2023 at 10:30 AM at St Lucy Catholic Church, 23401 Jefferson Ave, Saint Clair Shores, MI 48080. A funeral mass will occur Saturday, May 6, 2023 at 11:00 AM at St Lucy Catholic Church, 23401 Jefferson Ave, Saint Clair Shores


      We are saddened to announce the death of Walter A. Albrecht, Jr. Walter was born on October 5, 1926 and passed on March 24, 2023 (96). He became a member of the MCGP on November 23, 1999 (23),  He moved to East Lansing several years ago to be closer to his family.

         Walter Alvan Albrecht Jr., age 96, of Comstock Park, Michigan passed away on Friday, March 24, 2023. Born on October 5, 1926 in Detroit to Walter and Beatrice Albrecht. He married Gretchen Battle on June 24, 1950. They celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary with friends and family shortly before her passing. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps. He was a member and past commander of the American Legion Post 372. He was also a member of the Masonic Zion Lodge #1, Detroit Commandery #1, Shriners International and Grosse Pointe Senior Men's Club.

He was predeceased by his loving wife, Gretchen, in 2015, and his son, Walter A. Albrecht III, in 2013.

He is survived by his daughter Mary Gretchen (John) Schiessler; granddaughter, Karen (Mick) Pangborn; grandson, Don (Marsha) Schiessler; and great-grandchildren, Haley Pangborn, Tyler Pangborn, and Kylah Schiessler.

The family would like to express special thanks to the staff at The Willows at East Lansing for the special care Walter received during the last 6 years. Also a special thank you to Heart to Heart Hospice for making his final weeks comfortable.


Richard A. Cameron was born on August 20, 1934 and passed on March 18, 2022 (87). He became a member of the MCGP on October 12, 1999 (23).


 Jerome “Jerry” Green was born on April 15, 1928 and passed on March 23, 2023 (94). He became a member of the MCGP on July 27, 2004 (18).


 Green died Thursday evening, less than two months after announcing the end of his legendary streak of covering the first 56 Super Bowls.


"To me, a proud honorable streak," Green wrote in January. "Hard work. A bit of notoriety, lots of deadlines — and dead ideas."


Green began his journalism career in 1952, prior to serving in the Navy for four years. He returned to the profession in 1956, joining the Associated Press, and jumped to the Detroit News in 1963. He remained with the publication through his retirement in 2004, serving as the Lions beat reporter from 1965-72 before taking on a columnist role.


He continued to cover the Super Bowl and write occasional guest columns for the News through this year, opining on this year's championship game from the unfamiliar setting of his home for the first time.


Green is survived by his daughter Jenny Klein, her husband David Klein, and granddaughters Gretchen and Susannah Klein.


Family will receive friends on Tuesday, March 28, from 4-8pm. Visiting Wednesday, March 29, at 10;00am until the service at 11:00am at A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Road, Troy, 48084.


Charles “Chuck” Liebold, 84, passed away surrounded by family Thursday, Feb. 16, 2023, after a short illness. He was a lifetime resident of Grosse Pointe and St. Clair Shores.

Chuck was born Dec. 17, 1938, to Merrill Liebold and Anna Griessel Liebold. He married his beloved wife, Susan, Aug. 22, 1964. He attended Grosse Pointe High School, “The High,” and amassed hundreds of friends throughout his lifetime. Chuck was a doer, a trusted friend and a true neighbor to countless Eastsiders. He was a voracious reader; he often read more than 50 books a year at his favorite spots, including Bayview Yacht Club, Ford House, his backyard, his brother Tom’s boat and cozied up to his fireplace.

Chuck loved Lake St. Clair with a passion and spent many hours as a boater, lake gazer and guest on her beautiful waters. He started as a sailor as he spent 25 years with his friends, Neil and Brad, trimming the sails. He helped close friend, Murray, clean, equip and operate his boat. Then, finally, he loved his time with his brother, Tom, as they became “daily pontooners.”

Friends were extremely important to Chuck. He would call, visit and lunch with them regularly, with friends he made from grade school to high school. Later, he made more amazing friends when they moved to Windwood Pointe in St. Clair Shores, where he served 10 years on the board. He was committed to his neighbors and spent many hours dedicated to the landscape beautification and improvement of the property values for his community. He especially cherished his Friday night “bored” meetings at BYC and City Kitchen, where he and his longtime band of misfits got together to talk sports and rearrange the world order. 

Lastly, he was a loyal and ethical man to those who knew him. He put everyone he knew above himself. His family said God broke the mold with him. He will be forever loved, respected and deeply missed by his family and friends.

Chuck is survived by his wife, Susan Maxon Liebold; children, Kurt Liebold (Lisa Handlen) and Liz Liebold Pappas; and grandchildren, Grace and Ava Pappas, Sophia Liebold, Nick Pappas, Felicia Pewarchie and Kirsten Handlen. 

A memorial service will occur at a later date.


Robert F. Vogler, age 88, died March 18, 2023. Beloved husband of Elizabeth "Betty" for 57 years. Devoted father of James (Theresa) Vogler, Andrew Vogler, Mary Vogler, Anne (Paul) Hannon, Nancy (Tony) DeGrand, and Molly Vogler. Loving Grandpa to 11 grandchildren. Robert was proud of his 11 hole-in-one records and was hoping for a 12th. Robert will lie in state on Tuesday, March 21 from 10:00 am until his funeral mass at 10:30 am at St. Clare of Montefalco Catholic Church, 1401 Whittier Road, Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230. The family invites you to share a memory of Robert at



Anthony A. Foust, 84, passed peacefully on January 20, 2023, in St. Clair Shores, from heart disease and Parkinsons. Father, Friend and Architect, Tony lived life with a creative spirit and devotion to his family and his profession. Born in Washington, Indiana, in 1938, his youthful passions included baseball and theater. After high school he enrolled in University of Michigan School of Architecture and Design, class of 1956. He worked with a number of design focused firms including CRS, Gunnar Birkirts Associates, John Hilberry, Gino Rosetti Associates, and Harling Ellington Pierce Yee. His major community work was with The Children’s Center of Detroit, serving for 20 years on the Board and Executive Committee. The family thrived on spending time on Lake Charlevoix, they sailed in the summer and skied in the winter. He never lost his love of the Great Lakes. In retirement, he pursued his interests in classical guitar and theater despite his increasing challenges with Parkinsons. He became a tutor at the Monteith Library in Detroit, working with a dedicated team of volunteers for a number of years. He is survived by his wife, Julie; daughter Danielle Derethik (Dustin) of St. Paul, MN, son Blair Foust (Judy Tincher) of Flagstaff, AZ and brother Stephen Foust (Karen Krieger) of Nashville, Tenn. A memorial service will be held on Feb 3 at 1:30pm at Jefferson Ave. Presbyterian Church, 8625 E. Jefferson Ave., Detroit. A gathering of friends and family will take place following the service from 3:00-6:00 pm at the Shore Club Community Center, 200 Shore Club Drive, St. Clair Shores. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Children’s Center of Detroit, 79 Alexandrine West, Detroit, MI 48201; or



Robert P. Werenski, 82, passed away Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023, in Grosse Pointe Farms. Bob was a resident for 51 years.

Bob was born March 4, 1940, in Hamtramck, to Helen and Tony Werenski. After graduating from Denby High School in 1957, Bob graduated from General Motors Institute (now Kettering University) with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Bob furthered his education at Wayne State University, earning an MBA and a degree in Industrial Engineering.

Bob met Sally Sample during a ski trip to Boyne Mountain in 1965 and fell in love. They were married March 4, 1967.

Bob began his automotive career with General Motors, Ford Motor and Chrysler Corporation. He went on to work for several automotive suppliers before starting Werenski & Co. Bob and Sally were manufacturers’ reps until their retirement in 1995.

Since retirement, Bob and Sally have traveled the world. Some of Bob’s favorite destinations included Italy, Paris and cruising every major river in Europe. As faithful Christians, they traveled to Israel, which was a life-changing experience for both of them.

Bob loved sailing, skiing, bike riding, exercising at the Detroit Athletic Club, working in his basement workshop and reading. Bob was a member of the Detroit Athletic Club, Bayview Yacht Club, Crescent Sail Yacht Club, St. Paul on the Lake Catholic Church, St. Paul Men’s Fellowship, Engineering Society of Detroit and The Alpha Gam Fraternity.

Bob is survived by his wife, Sally. Funeral services will be held Friday, Feb. 10, at St. Paul on the Lake Catholic Church, 157 Lakeshore, Grosse Pointe Farms. He will lie in state at 9:30 a.m., followed by a funeral Mass at 10 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The St. Paul Educational Trust, 157 Lakeshore, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236; or Hillsdale College, 33 E. College Street, Hillsdale, MI 49242 or


 John E. Williams Jr., 100, passed away peacefully of natural causes Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023, at Hospice of Cincinnati. He lived a full, exemplary and meaningful life.

Jack was born March 24, 1922, in New Rochelle, N.Y., to John Edgar Williams Sr. and Geneve Wales Williams. He was their first son, arriving after four lovely and spirited daughters; appropriately, he was born on his father’s birthday.

Jack graduated from Shaker Heights High School in Ohio in 1940, and enrolled at Hamilton College in Clinton, N.Y., where he was a three-sport athlete, lettering in football, hockey and track. Before graduating, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and fought with the 75th Infantry in the Battle of the Bulge, halting the German Panzer attack in Grandmenil, Belgium on Christmas Eve, 1944. His unit subsequently advanced to the German front and during that time he received several battlefield promotions, rising from buck private to first lieutenant. Near the end of the war, he was assigned to command a German prisoner of war encampment.

Jack returned to Hamilton and after graduation he enrolled in Harvard Business School, where he met his future wife, Elizabeth Buchanan, of Westfield, N.J., who was attending Wellesley College. They were married June 25, 1949, in Westfield. They moved to Detroit, where he joined the J.L. Hudson department store and started his family. He left Hudson’s in 1975, and launched several businesses in the Detroit area.

Jack was involved in many civic organizations, principally including Habitat for Humanity, which awarded him its Lifetime Achievement Award. He led construction crews on many of Habitat’s “blitz builds” and founded Habitat’s Detroit Restore. Jack was an elder at Grosse Pointe Memorial Church and served as president of the Grosse Pointe Men’s Club.

In retirement, he designed and built — by hand — a beautiful home on Lac Courte-Oreilles in Northern Wisconsin, where he and his extended family vacationed for generations and where many of his sisters had adjacent homes. He was able to see his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and innumerable other relatives, play on the same fields and tennis courts where he played as a child.

Jack loved his faith, his family and his power tools. He lived by two tenets: “This is the Day the Lord hath Made” and “You’ll never regret buying a new tool.” He had an innate curiosity and was a voracious reader of history. Above all, Jack was blessed with a singular goodness of heart.

Although he enjoyed golf (particularly in the rough to the right), he had better success on the tennis courts, where he and Elizabeth won several tournaments together. He was a ranked squash player, an avid sailor, a skilled skier and loved games and pranks. In 2011, Jack and Elizabeth moved from Grosse Pointe to the Deupree House in Cincinnati to be closer to their daughter, Anne, and quickly found themselves at home and happy in their new surroundings.

Jack is survived by his wife of 73 years, Elizabeth; four children, John B. Williams of Washington, D.C. (Gail), Anne W. Badanes of Cincinnati, Ohio (Harry), Kathryn W. Piper of Carlsbad, Calif. (Lou) and Frederick T. Williams of Canton, Ga. (Lisa); 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren (with three on the way); and countless nieces, nephews and other family members who will miss him dearly and remember him fondly.

Jack’s life will be celebrated Saturday, March 11, at Knox Presbyterian Church, 3400 Michigan Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Habitat for Humanity Detroit, 14325 Jane Ave, Detroit, MI 48205,


Paul A. Saigh, 89, died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2023, at his home in Grosse Pointe Woods, surrounded by his family.

Paul was born Nov. 19, 1933, in Detroit, to Victoria and Sam Saigh. He graduated from St. Anthony High School, then earned an accounting degree from the University of Detroit. He also attended the Detroit College of Law and earned his Juris Doctorate degree before working for the U.S. federal government. He served his country in the U.S. Army and was involved with the Men of the Sacred Heart and Knights of Columbus. He was an avid golfer with two holes-in-one and loved reading and watching sports.

Paul was the devoted husband of Isabel for 63 years; beloved father of Lisa Saigh and Steve Saigh (Wendy); loving Jiddo (grandfather) of Victoria, Sophia, Lily, Samantha, Alexandra and Nicholas; and dearest great-Jiddo of Blaine. Paul was predeceased by his siblings, Beatrice Sparkes, Peter Saigh and Sam Saigh Jr. He also is survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Visitation will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, at Chas. Verheyden, Inc., 16300 Mack, Grosse Pointe Park, with a Rosary at 8 p.m. He will lie in state Friday, Feb. 24, from 9 a.m. until the time of his funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Maron Maronite Catholic Church, 11466 Kercheval, Detroit.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Maron Maronite Catholic Church, 11466 Kercheval, Detroit, MI 48214, or

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Peter Bruce Frame, 81, passed away peacefully at home Friday, Feb. 17, 2023, after a brief illness.

Pete, or “Buddy,” as he was called by his grandchildren, was born Dec. 31, 1941, in Detroit, to William and Jessie Frame. William, a Scottish immigrant, and Jessie, from the Isle of Man, raised their four children near extended family on Detroit’s east side.

Pete attended Southeastern High School, fortuitously joining the Alchemist Club, as it was on the club-sponsored trip to Band Day at the University of Michigan where he met his future wife, Sandy, on the bus. After graduating in 1960, he worked for a brief time and enlisted in the Air National Guard.

Pete and Sandy were married Feb. 27, 1965, at St. Martin of Tours, in the aftermath of a blizzard that brought the city to a standstill. They lived for 20 years in Grosse Pointe Farms, where they raised their sons, Scott and Matthew, on McKinley. During their years in Grosse Pointe, they made many friends and enjoyed outings at the Farms park and boating on Lake St. Clair. Pete coached his sons’ Little League teams and enjoyed singing in the Men’s Choir at St. Paul on the Lake Catholic Church. Additionally, Pete was active in the YMCAs of Detroit and Mount Clemens. In 1990, Pete and Sandy moved to Harrison Township, where they lived on the lakefront for 30 years.

Raised to be self-sufficient with a strong work ethic, Pete sold business forms and printing services at Rotary Manifold Forms, a division of Safran Printing. In 1982, he, along with a group of employees, purchased the Detroit division of the business and changed the name to Rotary Multiforms, Inc (RMI). He took great pride in his role as a successful business owner, passing down his customer-focused values to his sons. In 2006, he sold his share of the business and retired.

Pete enjoyed boating, hunting, fishing, golfing, traveling, the beauty of nature and, most of all, time with family and friends. For 40 years, he and Sandy hosted annual summer and winter gatherings at the Grayling Game Club where he was a member. Everyone looked forward to these weekends where they would canoe, walk the trails and golf in the summer, and ski, snowmobile and talk late into the night by the fire in the winter.

Pete and Sandy had a truly happy and loving marriage. In retirement, they traveled together to almost every state and throughout Europe. Pete’s “kissing cousin,” Jane, hosted them several times at her home in England, and their European travels included Italy, Spain, France, Russia and cruising the Baltic Sea.

Pete is survived by and will be deeply missed by his loving wife of 58 years, Sandy; sons, Scott (Katie) and Matthew (Melissa); grandchildren, Madison McMillan (Chris), McKenzie Frame, Emma Frame, Will Frame and Ellie Frame; great-granddaughter, Marcie McMillan; siblings, Michael, Douglas and Cynthia; and many cousins, nieces, nephews and lifelong friends. He was predeceased by his parents and daughter-in-law, Marian.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, Feb. 27, at St. Paul on the Lake Catholic Church, 157 Lakeshore, Grosse Pointe Farms. He will lie in state at 9:30 a.m. followed by Mass at 10 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Michigan, 989 Spaulding SE, Ada, MI 49301, or

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