Died: Thursday, October 11, 2012
George H. Zinn Jr., a longtime resident of Grosse Pointe Farms, died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, at St. John Hospital and Medical Center in Detroit. He was 78.Born Oct. 19, 1933, in Detroit, to Dr. George H. and Pearl Post Zinn, he earned Bachelor of Business Administration, Master of Business Administration and J.D. degrees from the University of Michigan. He was an attorney, arbitrator and lecturer, practicing law at Butzel, Long, Gust, Klein and Van Zile in downtown Detroit for more than 40 years.His family said Mr. Zinn will be remembered for living life to its fullest, playing football in the Big Ten, racing stock cars pre-NASCAR, being a Golden Gloves boxer, commanding a Sherman tank in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, being a jazz drummer, as well as being in the brotherhood of Delta Kappa Epsilon.Mr. Zinn was a member of Christ Church Grosse Pointe, Grosse Pointe Historical Society, Country Club of Detroit, Churchill Society, Sons of the American Revolution, The Woodworkers Club, National Cathedral Association, Witen-agemote and the University Liggett School Alumni Association. He was the former president of the Grosse Pointe Hockey Association, board member of the Grosse Pointe Farms Little League and ULS Alumni Board of Governors.An outdoorsman, he enjoyed jazz music, history and sports.He is survived by his spouse of 53 years, Mary Anne Pahl Zinn, and their children, Suzanne Zinn Mueller (Kent), George (Bonnie) and L. Pahl (Christie).He also is survived by his grandchildren: Eleanor, George, Spencer, Kathryn “Kate,” Matthew, Trevor, Luther “Luke” and Kendall, all of whom brought great joy to him in later years.A funeral service will be held at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at Christ Church Grosse Pointe, 61 Grosse Pointe Blvd., Grosse Pointe Farms. Visitation will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. in Miller Hall at the church.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Christ Church Grosse Pointe, 61 Grosse Pointe Blvd., Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236. Indicate DeHaven Endowment Fund for Music in the memo line of the check.The William R. Hamilton Funeral Home, Mount Clemens, handled arrangements.
Died: Thursday, October 11, 2012
Michael Joseph Keegan, 55, of Santa Rosa, Calif., formerly of Grosse Pointe Park, passed away Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born July 4, 1957, in Grosse Pointe, attended St. Clare of Montefalco School and graduated from Grosse Pointe South High School in 1975.
Mr. Keegan developed his love for music and theater at a young age, was active in the Grosse Pointe Childrenís Theatre, Grosse Pointe South Choir where he was a member of the a capella group, Crazy Eights, and Pointe Players. He was the bassist and singer for the popular band, Cyprus Rock.
Mr. Keegan graduated magna cum laude from Wayne State University with a Bachelor of Science degree and worked in research for Lafayette Clinic in Detroit until it closed in 1992. He then relocated to California where he worked in biomedical research for the Salk Institute in La Jolla, and later for Medtronic in Santa Rosa, where he helped develop the drug- coated stent.
Mr. Keegan is survived by his beloved daughters, Melanie and Haley of Portland, Ore.; his sisters, Susan Buda (William) and Lisa Keegan; his niece, Elizabeth Buda and nephew, Kevin Keegan.
He was predeceased by his parents, Lawrence and Patricia, and his brother, Robert.
A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at St. Paul on the Lake Catholic Church, 157 Lakeshore, Grosse Pointe Farms.
Donations may be made to the Capuchin Friars, 1820 Mt. Elliot, Detroit, MI 48207.
Died: Saturday, October 06, 2012
Grosse Pointe Farms resident Catherine E. Clyne, nee Janice, passed away suddenly Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012.Born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, to Stanley John Janice and Evelyn Lennon, Mrs. Clyne treasured her Canadian heritage and Irish roots.She had a lifelong career in caregiving. A registered nurse, she quickly moved up into nursing administration, earning her Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Detroit. She set aside a rising career at Blue Cross Blue Shield to raise her two children.She was an active member of St. Paul on the Lake Catholic Church, La Societe des Jardiniers, and the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians. Her caregiving continued with her everywhere she went, especially with her work through the Capuchin Ministries, St. John Senior Center and St. Mary’s Residence for Women. She also used her gift of compassion and her business experience to revolutionize many charities and non-profits, including SOC and the Capuchin’s “On the Rise” bakery.Left behind to carry on her love are her husband, Michael and her children, Caitlin Erin and Sean Padraic. She also is survived by her siblings, Lee (Patricia), Elizabeth and Edward Janice and many nieces and nephews.She was predeceased by her parents, Stanley John and Evelyn Lennon Janice.A memorial gathering will be held from 3 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home, 16300 Mack, Grosse Pointe Park. A funeral liturgy will be celebrated at noon Friday, Oct. 12, at St. Bonaventure Monastery, 1820 Mt. Elliott, Detroit.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen, 1820 Mt. Elliott, Detroit, MI 48207.Share a memory at
Died: Saturday, October 06, 2012
Margaret McCaughey Mahoney, 93, died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, peacefully in her sleep in Marquette. She was a former longtime resident of Grosse Pointe Woods, having lived there 53 years.
She was devoted to her family and is survived by sons, Tom (Mary) of Bloomington, Minn. and Sam (Diane) of Marquette and her grandsons, Brent Lamm, Shane Mahoney, and Devin Mahoney.
She was predeceased by Tom, her husband of 67 years.
Mrs. Mahoney was a longtime member of the Grosse Pointe Congre-gational Church. She was an avid bridge club player and a member of multiple bridge groups, gardener, and member of PEO Sisterhood chapter DB in Grosse Pointe since 1971, serving as chaplin, recording secretary, vice president and president. She also belonged to PEO chapters in Bloomington, Minn. and Marquette.
She loved spending time with her family, working in her garden and, with her husband, Tom, getting together with the longtime bridge club started after World War II.
Mrs. Mahoney was committed to PEOís mission to provide educational opportunities for female students worldwide. Donations may be sent to the PEO Foundation, 3700 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA 50312.
A private graveside service will be held in Croswell.
Died: Saturday, October 06, 2012
John R. Lundberg, 49, passed away Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, at Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe.
He was born July 3, 1963, to Wil and Carolyn Lundberg in Los Angeles, Calif., and grew up in Missoula, Mont., and the City of Grosse Pointe. He attended the Grosse Pointe Academy and graduated from University of Detroit Jesuit High School and earned both bachelorís and masterís degrees in journalism from Wayne State University.
As a journalist, Mr. Lundberg worked as a staff writer for many years at the Grosse Pointe News, The Connection, CAM Magazine and was editor of the Pointer News. He was also a contributing writer for Grosse Pointe Magazine and the Legal News.
Mr. Lundberg enjoyed coaching, playing sports, reading, writing, fishing and cooking. He spent a majority of his time volunteering as a coach for Think Detroit, Eagle Sports and St. Clare of Montefalco, where his son is a student.
His family said Mr. Lundberg was a devoted volunteer, writer and, most importantly, a loving husband, father, son, brother and friend. He will be remembered for his passion, strength, leadership and undying love.
Mr. Lundberg is survived by his wife, Stacy (nee Mizeres); son, Nicholas; brothers, Eric Lundberg and Seth Lundberg; and many aunts, uncles and cousins in Montana.
He was predeceased by his parents, Wil and Carolyn and by his parents-in-law, Dr. Nicholas and Ardie Mizeres.
A funeral Mass was celebrated in November at Christ Church Grosse Pointe.
Donations may be made to the Nicholas Lundberg Education Fund.
Died: Wednesday, October 03, 2012
Refka Simon, 82, died Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012.She was the beloved wife of Anthony, who predeceased her and loving mother of Mona, John, Lawrence (Virginia) and Ronald (Kristine) Simon. She was also the loving grandmother of Jenna, Jacob, Joseph and Anthony and dear sister of Sue Stchyrba and Louie Bou-Sleiman. She was predeceased by her parents Bakhos and Latifa, brothers and sisters, Mahab, Betty, Joseph, Mason and Terese.A funeral Mass was celebrated Oct. 8 at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, Grosse Pointe Woods.Share a memory at ahpeters.com.
Died: Tuesday, October 02, 2012
Harrington, 76, of Grosse Pointe Woods, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012.He is survived by his beloved wife, Patricia; daughter, Bridget; son, Jay (Heather); granddaughter, Madison, and a wide network of extended family, friends and former colleagues. Mr. Harrington was born in Woonsocket, R.I., Aug. 13, 1936, and grew up in Greenwich, Conn., with his mother, four sisters and brother. He was an outstanding athlete, and served his country as a member of the U.S. Army. Following his service, he attended the University of Hartford where he excelled at baseball and basketball. He was an initial inductee into the University of Hartford Athletic Hall of Fame, the basketball team’s most valuable player award is named the “Jim Harrington Award. His passion for sports continued later in life. He coached many youth sports in Grosse Pointe, from soccer to basketball to baseball, and was an avid golfer.Mr. Harrington began his career as a teacher and became a special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Early on in his career with the FBI, he was transferred to the Mount Clemens field office and settled with his family in Grosse Pointe. He finished his career at the FBI’s Detroit headquarters. His areas of responsibility included training and liaison activities with other law enforcement agencies, as well as criminal profiling and hostage negotiation.A memorial gathering will begin at 10 a.m., immediately followed by Mass at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 13, at St. Lucy Catholic Church, 23401 Jefferson Ave., St. Clair Shores.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142. Share a memory at ahpeters.com.
Died: Tuesday, October 02, 2012
Henry M. Marchand, 89, died peacefully Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, at St. John Hospital and Medical Center in Detroit.He was born Oct. 12, 1922, in Detroit, to Frank and Godlieve Marchand. He graduated from Grosse Pointe High School in 1940 and served in the U. S. Army as a Military Police Officer from 1943 through 1945. He was a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Academy and received a master’s degree in criminal justice. Mr. Marchand was a long time public safety officer in Grosse Pointe Woods and retired in 1977 as Director of Public Safety. He continued his career at Cottage Hospital in Grosse Pointe Farms and retired in 1987 as its Director of Security.Mr. Marchand loved everything about the water including boating, fishing and spending time at his winter home in Melbourne, Fla. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police, Grosse Pointe Senior Men’s Club, Roose-Vanker Post 286, American Legion in St. Clair Shores, the VFW 1146 Bruce Post in St. Clair Shores, the Wayne County Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police and the Belgian American Club.Mr. Marchand is survived by his wife of 29 years, Maryanne; stepchildren, James Blondell (Mary) and Mary Cesulski (Paul); grandchildren, Annabella, Jimmy and Bridgett and siblings, Phyllis Cunningham, Doris Sorenson and Janice Williams.A funeral Mass was celebrated Oct. 6 at St. Paul on the Lake Catholic Church, Grosse Pointe Farms. Donations may be made to Grosse Pointe Animal Adoption Society, 296 Chalfonte, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236.Share a memory at ahpeters.com.
Died: Tuesday, October 02, 2012
Former Grosse Pointe resident William Hugh Henderson M.D., 90, died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, in Lake Worth, Fla.He was born in Detroit to William E. Henderson M.D. and Frieda (nee Sigle) Henderson and graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine in 1947. He maintained a private practice in cardiology and internal medicine in Detroit for 53 years.Dr. Henderson served in the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean War attaining the rank of captain.He enjoyed boating and golfing. He was a former president of the WSU School of Medicine Alumni Association; a former member of the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club, Lochmoor Club, Grosse Pointe Hunt Club, Detroit Yacht Club and the Grosse Pointe Senior Men’s Club. He also was an associate professor at the WSU School of Medicine.Dr. Henderson is survived by his daughters, Karole August and Sandra Stylianou (Stelios). He was predeceased by his son, David and brother, Fred. Services were held in Lake Worth.
Died: Saturday, September 29, 2012
Former Grosse Pointe resident Kenneth Lucian McCoy, 88, passed away suddenly Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012.He was born Jan. 27, 1924, in Snyder, Texas, to Charles Augusta McCoy and Lucy Clotiel McCoy. When he was 10, the family moved to northwest Louisiana near Elm Grove, where his father was a cotton farmer.Mr. McCoy attended Louisiana State University on an ROTC scholarship. He left his sophomore year to train to be a pilot in the U.S. Army Air Corps, and served as a B24 instructor during the World War II. At war’s end, he returned to LSU and earned a degree in aeronautical engineering with a minor in mechanical engineering.Mr. McCoy entered a doctoral program at Cornell University where he met Mary Lou Patterson in the registration line his first week. He left Cornell to return to LSU and started a crop dusting business and was a flight instructor for the LSU flight school. While a graduate student at LSU, he also was an instructor.After graduating from LSU, he married Mary Lou and moved to Grosse Pointe. He worked for the airplane division of General Motors and also was an instructor at Wayne State University, where he was pursuing a graduate degree.Upon the death of his father-in-law, he took over the family company and developed it into K.L. McCoy & Associates, which did engineering consulting and represented HVAC manufacturers.After his wife’s death, Mr. McCoy married Florence Turner of Baton Rouge, retired from K.L. McCoy & Assoc. and moved to Baton Rouge. He and his wife enjoyed years of traveling and fun with their buddies in the Claycut Road Country Club. He loved gardening, refinishing antique furniture and caning chairs for family and friends, and playing tennis.After Florence’s death, Mr. McCoy developed a loving relationship with her friend, Snookie Daniel, that endured until her untimely passing.He was predeceased by his parents, his wife Mary Lou; wife Florence; very special friend Snookie Daniel; his brother, Charles Augusta; twin sisters, Marge McFerren and Marion Mardis; and a son, Thomas Stewart McCoy.He is survived by “his three families.” His immediate family includes his daughter, Rebecca McCoy and husband, Dan Simpkins; son, John; son, David and wife, Mary Ann; son, Todd and wife, Carol; grandchildren, Sarah Simpkins, Ben Simpkins, Alex McCoy, Jack McCoy, David McCoy Jr., Karlyn McCoy, Michael McCoy, Andrew McCoy, Courtney McCoy, Kevin McCoy and Kyle McCoy. He also is survived by his stepchildren, Jim Turner, II and wife, Deborah; Florence Turner Bethard and husband, Jim; Lib Turner Gilreath and husband, Scott; and Martha Turner Thompson and husband, Kim; step-grandchildren, Sarah Anne Turner, Jim Turner III and Scott Turner, Jay Bethard, Shirley Bethard Hagemeier and husband, Todd, Henry Bethard, Ben Bethard and wife, Meg, Courtney Gilreath Manship and husband, Matt, Philip Gilreath and wife, Andrea, Martha Gilreath, Scott Gilreath, Allen Gilreath, Turner Gilreath, Tab Hirschey, Virginia Hirschey, Ann Thompson and McKinley Thompson; and step-great-grandchildren, Chloe Gilreath, Bennett Austin, Lex Tangman, Gray Bethard and Eli Hagemeier.He also is survived by his adopted family, Danny Daniel and wife, Lori, Colleen Daniel Williams and husband, James, Pam Daniel Anderson and husband, Jeff, and their children, Kristen Daniel James, Matt Daniel, Annie Grace Williams, Catherine Williams, Gunther Anderson and Grace Anderson.
A memorial service and interment ceremony will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, at Christ Church, Grosse Pointe, 61 Grosse Pointe Blvd., Grosse Pointe Farms. A reception will follow at the church.,Donations may be to the American Cancer Society, at cancer.org.