Died: Sunday, February 10, 2013
Native Grosse Pointer Leontine Keane Cadieux died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013.
She graduated from the Convent of the Sacred Heart in Grosse Pointe Farms. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Manhattanville College in New York and a Master of Arts degree from the University of Detroit.
Mrs. Cadieux taught English at the University of Detroit for three years and worked at Wayne State University in its public relations department for more than 30 years.
Her professional and association membership included the Public Relations Society of America Detroit Chapter, for which she was its first female president and inducted into its Hall of Fame; past president of the Detroit chapter of American Women in Radio and Television; and past president, Detroit chapter, Women in Communications.
Mrs. Cadieux enjoyed painting, golfing, skiing, traveling, reading, playing bridge, doing crossword puzzles, knitting, doing needlework, freelance writing and bowling. She also liked to attend theater productions.
She was a member of the Country Club of Detroit, Detroit Institute of Arts, Grosse Pointe Historical Society, St. Paul Altar Society, Children of Mary, Grosse Pointe Ski Club, Jesuit Seminary Association, League of Catholic Women, and a former member of the Michigan Senior Women’s Golf Association.
Mrs. Cadieux was predeceased by her husband, Eugene R. Cadieux; parents, Dr. and Mrs. William E. Keane; sister, Mary Louise Forcade and brothers, William E., Henry John and Joseph J. Keane, as well as her sister-in-law, Marilyn Keane.
She is survived by her sister-in-law, Anne Boyle; 12 nieces and nephews and 15 grandnieces and grandnephews.
A funeral Mass was celebrated Feb. 13 at St. Paul on the Lake Catholic Church, Grosse Pointe Farms.
Donations may be made to St. Paul on the Lake Education Trust, 157 Lakeshore, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236 or St. Bonaventure Monastery, 1820 Mt. Elliott, Detroit, MI 48213.
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Died: Sunday, February 10, 2013
Former Grosse Pointe resident John “Jack” Waugaman, 86, passed away peacefully Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, at his home in Evergreen, Colo.
He was born in Detroit to Amy and Arthur Waugaman and graduated in January 1944 from Grosse Pointe High School where he was an offensive tackle on the varsity football team.
His family said probably his most formative experience as a youth were trips with Boy Scout Troop 39. Led by Chet Sampson, the scouts took trips each summer driving station wagons and camping. One summer he went on a seven-week trip to the national parks in the western United States. It was on this trip he fell in love with Colorado.
Mr. Waugaman joined the U.S. Navy during World War II and was sent to college to prepare for officer training. He attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Bucknell and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He graduated from RPI with a degree in aeronautical engineering in 1948 and then went to Indiana University for one year to study business. He worked as an engineer for Goodyear and, in 1950, married Elaine Lois Powell before starting a sales career with Johnson Controls in Denver.
He also worked for Goodall Electronics in Ogallala, Neb., before starting his own electronic manufacturing representative firm which he owned for 30 years. In 1964, the couple settled in Evergreen.
A lifelong sailor, Mr. Waugaman, in his late teens and with his younger brother, Bill, as crew, raced his Thistle No. 101 on Lake St. Clair (the first Thistle on Lake St. Clair). Bill Waugaman said his brother enjoyed beating Howard Boston while racing Thistle #101 equipped with Boston sails. In 1972, Mr. Waugaman bought a Santana 26 sloop, christened the “Laney Lou,” which he trailed for more than 100,000 miles throughout the United States and part of Canada and Mexico, often joined by friends and family.
In 1980, he obtained a CSY 44-foot, center-rigged, center-cockpit sloop, christened “Primetime,” which he chartered in Vava’u, Tonga. He and and his wife spent a few weeks each year sailing in these islands with trips to Fiji and Samoa. After the charter lease was up in 1988, he and his son, Jim, sailed, the CSY to New Zealand. The boat stayed there a couple years until he sailed it to Australia for another few years.
At the age of 65, Mr. Waugaman then sailed the “Primetime” back to the United States in two segments — Mooloolaba, Australia, to Honolulu, and then to Seattle. He often said this voyage, with friends as crew, was the crowning achievement of his sailing career.
Mr. Waugaman was a loving, adventurous and generous man who was an inspiration to his children and grandchildren, all of whom will miss him tremendously.
Mr. Waugaman is survived by Elaine, his wife of 62 years; son, Jim (Linda); daughters, Jill Devenport (Jerry) and Gail Barnes; grandchildren, Jeremy and Jane Devenport, Zach and Max Waugaman and Chris Barnes and great-grandchild, Kaiden. He also is survived by his brother, Bill.
He was predeceased by his sister, Helen, and grandson, Jack Barnes.
A memorial service was held Feb. 23 at Rockland Community Church in Evergreen.
Donations may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607.
Died: Friday, February 08, 2013
Former Grosse Pointe Farms resident Virginia “Ginny” A. Sweeny, nee Bennett, of Osterville, Mass., passed away peacefully Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at Cape Cod Hospital after a short illness. She was 90.
Mrs. Sweeny was a summer resident of Osterville since 1965 and, with her husband, retired there year-round in 1984 from Grosse Pointe Farms, where she lived 36 years.
Born in Portland, Ore., and raised in New Kensington, Pa., she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Allegheny College, Meadville, Pa. She also earned a Master of Library Science degree from Wayne State University in Detroit.
In Michigan, Mrs. Sweeny served on the board of several non-profit organizations in Detroit. She also served on the Altar Guild of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church of Osterville and was a long-standing member of the board of her beloved American Youth Foundation of St. Louis, Mo.
She loved to travel and was an avid genealogist.
Mrs. Sweeny is survived by her son, Neil, and his wife, Barbara, of Boston; grandsons, Nicholas of Boston and Matthew of Prague, Czech Republic; and several nieces and nephews and their children.
She was predeceased by her husband, Allen N. Sweeny, who died in 1987.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 421 Wianno Ave., Osterville, Mass.
Donations may be made in her name to the Endowment Fund, American Youth Foundation, 6357 Clayton Road, St. Louis, MO 63117; St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 421 Wianno Ave., Osterville, MA 02655; or to the charity of the donor’s choice.
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Died: Thursday, February 07, 2013
Grosse Pointe Woods resident Gayle Rae Boutrous passed away peacefully Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, after a courageous battle with lung cancer.
She was the beloved wife of Dr. James J. Boutrous for 45 years and dearest mother of James J. (Nicole) Boutrous II, Anne M. Snyder (Justin) and David M. Boutrous. She also is survived by her grandchildren, Ava G. Boutrous, Makalya M. Snyder, Abigail G. Boutrous, Mary Catherine Snyder, Genevieve S. Boutrous and Shannon M. Snyder and sister, Janet L. Page.
She was predeceased by her loving parents, Rosemary Elias and Ray Taylor, and stepfather, John Elias.
Mrs. Boutrous was philanthropic and spent numerous years fund raising for St. John Hospital and Medical Center through her contributions to the St. John Fontbonne Auxiliary. Most notably, as chairwoman of the annual Fontbonne White Christmas Ball, she was instrumental in raising the necessary funds for St. John’s first MRI unit.
Mrs. Boutrous was a devout Catholic and had a real love for the University of Notre Dame, where her husband and two sons attended. She and her husband were longtime members of and contributors to the University’s Sorin Society.
Mrs. Boutrous also had a real passion for life, was an avid golfer and loved interior design. She was a member of the Lochmoor Club for more than 35 years and served as chairwoman of the Ladies’ Invitational. She also was a swim team committee member, where her children participated on swim team for many years.
A funeral Mass was celebrated Feb. 11 at St. Paul on the Lake Catholic Church, Grosse Pointe Farms.
Donations may be made to the American Lung Association, 1301 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Suite 800, Washington, DC 20004 or to the St. John Fontbonne Auxiliary, c/o St. John Hospital and Medical Center, Mack Office Building, Suite 102; 22101 Moross Road; Detroit, MI 48236.
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Died: Wednesday, February 06, 2013
Longtime Grosse Pointe Farms resident Peter Paul Anter, 89, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, at St. John Hospital and Medical Center in Detroit.
He was born in 1923 in Lebanon to Louis and Mintaha Anter. He was raised on Detroit’s east side and graduated from Pershing High School in 1942, before joining the U.S. Army during World War II where he served in the Pacific Theatre during the United States’ liberation of the Solomon Islands and the Philippines.
Upon returning home, he worked in a family grocery store before joining Chrysler Corp. in the 1950s, while taking courses at Radio Electronics Television School in Detroit. As an electronics technician, he was best known as “Mr. Pete,” owner of Pete’s Electronics, a business he owned on East Jefferson until he retired in 1999.
Mr. Anter enjoyed bowling and golfing. He was active in the St. Maron Church bowling league for more than 20 years.
He and his family moved to Grosse Pointe Farms more than 50 years ago and contributed to various charities in the community including Mother Waddles Perpetual Mission and Services for Older Citizens.
Mr. Anter is survived by his beloved wife, Margaret, and loving children, Sharon Ford, of Grosse Pointe Farms, Mark (Nancy) of Grosse Pointe Woods, Allan of Ft. Pierce, Fla., Julie Ann Wood (Ronald) of Apex, N.C. and Paul (Rita) of Grosse Ile; grandchildren, Eric, Ryan, Lisa, Cory, Anna, Thomas and Julia and many nieces and nephews.
He also is survived by his sister, Sadie Salloum of St. Clair Shores.
He was predeceased by his eldest son, Lawrence; sister, Julia Housey, and brothers, George and Michael.
A funeral Mass with military honors was celebrated Feb. 9 at St. Maron Catholic Church in Detroit.
Donations may be made to Services for Older Citizens, 159 Kercheval, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236 or the Capuchin Monks at the capuchins.org.
Died: Tuesday, February 05, 2013
Longtime Grosse Pointe resident Mary Maas Harwood, 95, died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at Oakwood Retirement Community in Dearborn.
Born July 25, 1917, in Lansing, to John and Marjorie Maas, Mrs. Harwood originally moved to Grosse Pointe in 1926. She graduated in 1935 from Grosse Pointe High School and attended Connecticut College for Women and Michigan State University.
Mrs. Harwood worked at the J. L. Hudson Co. in the broadcasting department as disc jockey, “Jean Randolph,” hosting the show, “Minute Parade Radio.”
She was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma and longtime member of the Bon Secours Assistance League.
She was predeceased by her husband, Laurance J. Harwood; siblings, John (Natalie) and William Maas and JoAnne Maas Dirkes (James).
Mrs. Harwood was a caring wife, mother and aunt and is survived by her sons, Laurance Jr., John (Tudi), Thomas (Bonnie) and Robert (Nancy); grandsons, Benjamin (Sarah), Christopher (Julie) and Kyle; granddaughter, Madeline; stepgrandson, Jake Epps (Nicole) and great-grandchildren, Lillie and Charles. She also is survived by her sister-in-law, Joan Roney Maas, and many nieces and nephews.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Thursday, July 25, at St. Paul on the Lake Catholic Church, 157 Lakeshore, Grosse Pointe Farms. Interment will follow at the Christ Church Grosse Pointe Columbarium, 61 Grosse Pointe Blvd., Grosse Pointe Farms.
Donations may be made in honor of Mary Harwood to DESAA of Kappa Kappa Gamma, c/o Ruth Ann Mumaw, 54 Radnor Circle, Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan 48236; St. Paul Altar Society, 157 Lakeshore Road, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236; or Grosse Pointe Public Library, 10 Kercheval, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236.
Died: Tuesday, February 05, 2013
Barbara Tamblyn, 94, died peacefully Tuesday Feb. 5, 2013, at St. John Hospital & Medical Center in Detroit.
She was born May 25, 1918, in Detroit, to Nicholas and Susanna Wissinger. She graduated from Southeastern High School in 1936 and began working at Bank of the Commonwealth in Detroit.
On Nov. 29, 1941, she married E. John “Jack” Tamblyn at Iroquois Avenue Lutheran Church in Indian Village. They made their home in Chicago for a few years while Mr. Tamblyn served in the military and then returned to Michigan.
Mrs. Tamblyn was known for her cooking and baking that resulted in her family affectionately calling her “Barbara Crocker.” Her pies, biscuits, entertaining and formal Sunday dinners were legendary among family and friends. She also enjoyed reading and caring for her grandchildren.
Her daughters described her as the quintessential homemaker. She was an honest, trustworthy woman of high integrity. Through the years, she was a volunteer at Bon Secours Hospital in Grosse Pointe and a former Girl Scout leader. She was also actively involved with the P.E.O. Sisterhood for more 50 years, having served as president, recording secretary and treasurer, a group that funded private scholarships to advance education opportunities for students pursuing higher education.
Mrs. Tamblyn is survived by her three children, John G. (Heidi), Peggy Tamblyn Glick (Dennis) and Nancy Tamblyn Wayland (William); six grandchildren, Stephanie, John, Julie, Katie, Michael and Amy and two great-grandchildren, Madeline and Tyler.
She was predeceased by her husband, Jack, in 2003.
A memorial service was held at St. Luke Episcopal Church in Waterford. The Rev. James Rizer officiated. The church is part of the Canterbury-on-the-Lake Senior Living Retirement Community where Mrs. Tamblyn resided.
Donations may be made to Canterbury-on-the-Lake, 5601 Hatchery Road, Waterford, MI 48329 or Arthritis Foundation of Michigan, 1050 Wilshire Drive, Troy, MI 48084.
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Died: Monday, February 04, 2013
Robert Raymond Graham, 89, of Grosse Pointe Woods passed away peacefully Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, surrounded by his family.
He was the devoted husband of Clara Graham, the love of his life for 62 years of marriage. Together they had two children, Diane Platt (Richard) of Grosse Pointe Farms, and Cheryl Higginbotham (Alan) of New Hampshire; four grandchildren, R. Booth Platt, Jr. (McKenzie) of Huntington Woods, Anne Platt Barrows (Ryan) of Pennsylvania, Matthew and Christina Higginbot-ham of New Hampshire; and four great-grandchildren, William and Olin Platt and Martha and Jane Barrows.
Mr. Graham served in the U.S. Army during World War II, fought in the Naples-Foggia (Anzio, Italy) and Rome-Arno campaigns, and was a POW for 14 months. He was awarded several decorations: Sharp Shooter Medal, two Bronze Service Stars (Dec. 23, 1943), Purple Heart ( Jan. 1944), World War II Victory Medal (Nov. 8, 1944), European-African-Middle Eastern Theatre Ribbon (Nov. 8, 1944), Good Conduct Medal (Aug. 22, 1945) and the Prisoner of War Medal. He received an honorable discharge Nov. 6, 1945.
He met Clara in 1947, married in 1950, and had a distinguished career in finance at General Motors Corp. for 40 years, retiring at age 62.
Mr. Graham loved playing baseball, golfing, and bowling. His lifelong hobby was investing. He did community service at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, which his family has attended for generations.
He and his wife were board members of The Villagers, a Grosse Pointe ballroom dance group, and he was a member of the Grosse Pointe Senior Men’s Club. He loved to travel with his wife, Clara, and spent recent summers in Charlevoix.
His great joys in life were his family and friends. His family said he led his life with integrity, was a gentleman to the very end, always had a positive attitude, and without exception, put others’ needs before his own. His strength, devotion, and faith were inspiring.
A memorial service will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, 375 Lothrop, Grosse Pointe Farms.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to one of the following organizations: St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, Music Enrichment Fund, 375 Lothrop, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236; The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, Grand Central Station, P.O. Box 4777, New York, NY 10163-4777; Michigan Cancer Research Fund, 20450 Civic Center Drive, Southfield, MI 48076.
Died: Monday, February 04, 2013
Former Grosse Pointe resident Elizabeth B. “Betty” Haarz, 97, of West Branch, passed away Monday, Feb. 4, 2013. She was born Nov. 5, 1915, and graduated from Grosse Pointe High School. She will be remembered for her wonderful sense of humor.
Mrs. Haarz is survived by her daughter, Liz Petersen, and her husband, Jack; son, Bill, and his wife, Patti, and their children, Sara, Kelli, Anne, Jon, Peter and Max, as well as 10 great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband, William.
A private funeral service is planned.
Donations may be made to the American Red Cross at redcross.org.
Died: Sunday, February 03, 2013
Former Grosse Pointe Woods resident Elias H. “Eli” Kole, of St. Clair Shores, died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, at his home. He was 86.
He was born Feb. 15, 1926, in Korca, Albania, to Huysen and Lytfie Kole. He attended the University of Michigan and served in the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II.
Mr. Kole began his professional career in the insurance business and then went into automotive sales. Over the years, he earned several sales awards at dealerships including Stark Hickey Ford, Mike Dorian Ford and Bob Maxey Ford Lincoln Mercury.
He enjoyed watching sporting events and movies and liked learning and reading about history.
He enjoyed dining out and could often be found at the Grecian Table in St. Clair Shores, where the staff greeted him by name, and at The Original Pancake House in Grosse Pointe Woods.
Mr. Kole is survived by his daughter, Debra Kirby of Danbury, Conn; son, David of Los Angeles; grandchildren, Jason and Allison; great-granddaughter, Julia Kirby; sister, Mary Kerim and loving niece, Melora Hamann. He also is survived by his former wife, Miriam “Mimi.”
He was predeceased by his son, Glenn, and sister, Dorothy.
Interment will be at Roseland Park Cemetery in Berkley.
Donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 24445 Northwestern Hwy., Suite 100, Southfield, MI 48075.
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