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Catherine Hammond Andary

Died: Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Age: 79
Catherine “Cathy” Hammond Andary, 79, died peacefully Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, at St. John Hospital and Medical Center in Detroit, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

She was born March 11, 1935, raised in Royal Oak and graduated with honors from Shrine of the Little Flower High School in 1953. She earned an associate degree in dental hygiene from the University of Detroit Dental School in 1955. During freshmen year of college, she met Lee Andary, whom she married in 1956.

Mrs. Andary volunteered for multiple organizations including The Fontebonne Auxiliary, Bon Secours Nursing Home and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. She was an active and dedicated member of the Catholic church and lifetime member of the St. Paul Altar Society.

Mrs. Andary exercised regularly and enjoyed tennis, golf (she had a hole-in-one), swimming, skiing, horseback riding and jogging. She also had a penchant for trying numerous crafts including decoupage, sewing, knitting and cooking.

Together, she and her husband traveled the world: from Australia to Scandinavia, St. Peters-burg, Russia, to Egypt and Ireland to Lebanon. They enjoyed skiing and golfing in Northern Michigan and spending time on the beaches of Long Boat Key, Fla.

Her family said Mrs. Andary excelled at hosting family events and holidays and was a celebrated shopper, her children and grandchildren being the greatest beneficiaries. Her dedication to family was her defining passion.

Mrs. Andary is survived by her devoted husband, Dr. Lee Andary of Grosse Pointe Farms; children, Michael Thomas Andary M.D. (Ellen), Susan Andary Wells (John), Diane Andary Coon (Brad) and John Leesha Andary M.D. (Kathy); grandchildren, Catherine, Caroline, David, William, Caitlin, James, Johnny, Michelle, Robert, Thomas, Steven, Nicholas, Claire and Jack; and siblings, James Hammond (Mary) and Cindy Phillips (Thomas).

She was predeceased by her parents, Harold and Mary Hammond and brother, David Hammond.

A funeral Mass was celebrated Jan. 26 at St. Paul on the Lake Catholic Church, Grosse Pointe Farms.

Donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142.

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Patricia A. Bogdziewicz

Died: Monday, January 19, 2015
Age: 88
Patricia A. Bogdziewicz, 88, died peacefully Monday, Jan. 19, 2015, at St. John Hospital and Medical Center in Detroit after a long illness.

She was born on Nov. 6, 1926, at Cottage Hospital in Grosse Pointe Farms, to William and Mary Gutenberg. She graduated from Southeastern High School in 1944 and began working at Packard Motor Car Company.

At about the same time, 21-year-old William Bogdziewicz also was working at Packard, but in another building connected by an overpass walkway. They talked on the phone frequently for work, and finally met on that overpass one day during lunch. They married at St. John Berchman Church in Detroit.

Mrs. Bogdziewicz left Packard and became a homemaker and full-time mother. In her spare time, she enjoyed golf, travel, summer vacations at various cottages across the state, tennis, swimming and spending time with her family. She was a loving grandmother who always had time for her grandchildren. She also loved animals and was never without a pet. She volunteered with the Detroit Convention Bureau as a Red Coat.

Mrs. Bogdziewicz is survived by her children, Ronald Bogen, Tom Bogdziewicz (Georgia), Clint Bogen (Joan), William Bogdziewicz Jr. (Kathy), Terrianne Kachmar (Ron) and John Bogdziewicz (Adriana) and grandchildren, Marty (Favi), Jimmy, Billy, Jeff, Tommy (Nicole), Trish, Natalie and Tori.

She was predeceased by her husband, William, in 2012 after 67 years of marriage.

A funeral Mass was celebrated Jan. 24 at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, Grosse Pointe Woods.

Donations may be made to Adrian Dominican Sisters, 1257 East Siena Heights Drive; Adrian, MI 49221.

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Woodruff Boyd Crouse

Died: Thursday, January 15, 2015
Age: 89
Grosse Pointe Farms resident Woodruff Boyd Crouse, 89, died Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, at St. John Hospital and Medical Center in Detroit.

He was born April 22, 1925, in Detroit, to Charles and Ruth Woodruff Crouse and graduated in 1943 from St. George’s School in Rhode Island. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Mr. Crouse spent a career in advertising with Cap Cities Communications and the Oakland Press. For a number of years, he wrote a bridge column under the pen name Woody Boyd. The column ran in the Grosse Pointe News.

He was an avid bridge player and enjoyed fly fishing.

Mr. Crouse is survived by his daughter, Rebecca Castile; sons, Timothy and Peter and grandchildren, Dalton, Kyle, Daeleigh, Elle and Remington.

He was predeceased by his sister, Ann and brother, Charles.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, at Mariner’s Church, 170 E. Jefferson, Detroit.

Donations may be made to Mariner’s Church, 170 E. Jefferson, Detroit, MI 48226 or St. George’s School, P.O. Box 1910, Newport, RI 02840.

Loretta Patricia Faubert

Died: Saturday, January 24, 2015
Age: 80
Grosse Pointe Woods resident Loretta Patricia Faubert, 80, passed away Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015.

She was born Feb. 20, 1934, in Romeo, to Julian and Mary Dobroch, the youngest of five children.

Mrs. Faubert worked as an X-ray technician at Henry Ford Hospital in the early years. Later she served as a volunteer at Saratoga Hospital. She also was active in the De La Salle Collegiate High School Ladies Auxiliary and Regina High School, where her children attended school.

Mrs. Faubert enjoyed socializing with friends, cooking, reading, sewing and traveling, including family trips around the United States, cruising to Alaska and the Caribbean and trips to Germany, Poland and Italy.

She was a member of St. Paul on the Lake Catholic Church in Grosse Pointe Farms.

Mrs. Faubert is survived by her husband of 52 years, Patrick Faubert; children, Kathryn, Jeffrey and Gregory (Susan); grandchildren, Cameron, Sydney and Ryan, Patrick and Parker and Jason (Nereida); great-granddaughters, Abigail and Natalie, and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her sisters, Bernice, Mary, Genevieve and Virginia.

Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of Michigan, 25200 Telegraph Road, Southfield, MI 48033.

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Victoria Lynn Fisher

Died: Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Age: 55
Victoria Lynn Fisher, 55, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. She was passionate in both her professional and family life, selflessly giving her time to those who needed her most.

Working for The Pointe After, Ms. Fisher designed logos, embroidered gear and screen printed clothing for local organizations such as Little League and Grosse Pointe schools.

She was an active member of Sigma Gamma for 24 years volunteering in many different positions. She took on the role of chairwoman of the fireworks picnic and a major fundraiser for the Detroit Institute for Children. Her family said she touched the hearts of countless children and families who benefited from her endless hours of work.

In her free time, she loved spending the day on the water sailing or finishing up an intricate mosaic. She will be deeply missed by the people and organizations she impacted.

Ms. Fisher was the cherished daughter of Joan and Leo Koet, who survive her. She also is survived by her children, Curtis William Fisher Jr., Jack Keegin Fisher and Keegin Marie Fisher; sister, Cindy Oakley (Jim), brothers, Bruce Koet, Brian Koet (Marsha), Drew Koet (Mary) and Matthew Koet and many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were private.

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George John Hess

Died: Sunday, December 21, 2014
Age: 79
Grosse Pointe Park resident George John Hess, 79, died Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, at St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

He was born May 27, 1935, in Detroit, to Clara Barbara (nee Laskowski) and Charles William Hess and graduated from Southeastern High School in 1953. He attended Wayne State University and the Savings and Loan Institute.

A past member of the Michigan National Guard in Detroit, Mr. Hess worked at Standard Federal Savings and Loan in Detroit and then General Mortgage Corp. in Pleasant Ridge.

Mr. Hess was a past president of Sacred Heart Rehabilitation Center, a member of the Detroit Yacht Club and a Eucharistic minister at St. Clare of Montefalco Catholic Church.

Mr. Hess enjoyed traveling, reading and was connoisseur of fine dining. He loved talking to people, especially his neighbors while sitting on his front porch. His family said he was an avid student of life and happily shared his knowledge with those who crossed his path.

Mr. Hess loved holidays and family gatherings and will be remembered for his hearty laugh.

Mr. Hess is survived by his wife, Mary Linda; daughter, Patrice (Teresa); sons, George (Jennifer) and William and grandchildren, Alexandrea, Kylie, William, Christine, Stephan and Brendan and great-grandchildren, Kirra and Kayde.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his seven siblings.

A funeral Mass was celebrated Dec. 27 at St. Clare of Montefalco Church, Grosse Pointe Park.

Donations may be made to St. Clare of Montefalco School, 16231 Charlevoix, Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230 or the Capuchin Soup Kitchen, 1820 Mt. Elliott, Detroit, MI 48207.

Mary Anne Huminski

Died: Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Age: 72
Mary Anne Huminski, nee Muer, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, in Chaska, Minn.

She was born July 21, 1942, to Joseph and Mary Magdalene (nee Beauvais) Muer. She married Michael Joseph Huminski in June 1965; they and their family lived in Detroit, Grosse Pointe Farms and Harbor Springs.

“Mimi” will be remembered as a loving wife, mother and grandmother; a devoted Catholic and outdoor enthusiast.

Mrs. Huminski is survived by her children, James P. Huminski, Anne Marie Fowler (Jeffrey) and Thomas Michael Huminski (Shari); grandchildren, Charlie, Emily and Jack Huminski, Connor, Maggie and Grace Fowler and Will Huminski and brothers, Joseph Muer and Michael Muer.

She was predeceased by her husband and brothers, Charles Muer and Thomas Muer.

A Mass of celebration will be held this summer at Holy Childhood of Jesus Church, 150 West Main St., Harbor Springs.

Donations may be made to Methodist Hospice, Park Nicollet Foundation, 6500 Excelsior Blvd., St. Louis Park, MN 55426 or Holy Childhood of Jesus Church. 150 West Main St., Harbor Springs, MI 49740.

Keith David Jodway

Died: Thursday, January 22, 2015
Age: 45
Former Grosse Pointe resident Keith David Jodway, 45, of Hilton Head Island, S.C., passed away in his sleep Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. He was a loving son, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend.

Mr. Jodway was born Aug. 7, 1969, to Jay Jodway and Gail Phillips Jodway. He was a world renowned chef who studied in Chambéry, France, and worked for top culinary icons Marcus Samuelsson, Ed Brown and David Burke. He worked at the Sea Grill in Rockefeller Center in New York and participated in the Culinary Olympics. He was a contestant on the Food Network’s Chopped Challenge.

Mr. Jodway loved traveling and brought his passion for cooking to restaurants around the world, including San Francisco, New York, Hawaii and extensively in Michigan and Hilton Head. He won several Iron Chef competitions, Taste of the Season, Soup challenges, and other prestigious awards. He possessed a lifelong passion for epicurean cuisine since age 9 and his cooking has touched the lives of so many.

Mr. Jodway is survived by his parents and brothers, Kirk and Jason (Itzel). He was a fun and caring uncle to Jamason, Jenevieve and Juliet, and loving friend to Diana Griffin. He also is survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends and will be greatly missed.

A memorial service was held Jan. 27 at the Island Funeral Home, Hilton Head Island.

Donations in Mr. Jodway’s honor may be made to Cooking with Kids Inc, P.O. Box 6113, Santa Fe, NM 87502 or at old.cookingwithkids.org/product/donation/.

Jacqueline Collins Johann

Died: Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Age: 71
Jacqueline Collins “Jackie” Johann, 71, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, in Grosse Pointe Farms. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend.

She was born Oct. 16, 1943, in Montclair, N.J. to Genevieve and Thomas Collins, earned a bachelor’s degree from the College of St. Elizabeth and a master’s degree in reading from Seton Hall University.

A beloved teacher for more than 30 years, Mrs. Johann followed in a long line of distinguished educators. She and her husband, Dr. Albert F. Johann Jr., raised their family in Ridgewood, N.J. and after he passed, she lived in the Murray Hill section of Manhattan where she enjoyed herself very much. She then moved to Grosse Pointe Farms in 2008 to be near her three daughters.

Her many volunteer efforts included being a docent at the historical Zabriskie house in Wyckoff, N.J., and founding the Friends of the Library in Ridgewood with two friends.

Mrs. Johann spent time at the Grosse Pointe libraries and enjoyed mornings with her grandchildren at the story time program. A lifelong Junior League member, she was a sustaining member of the Junior League of Detroit and quickly became an active member. She recently was welcomed by the Children of Mary at the Grosse Pointe Academy and loved her days of spiritual connection in the Grosse Pointe Academy Chapel.

Her family said Mrs. Johann spent every available moment with her children and grandchildren and was generous with her time and love. She knew what was most important in life and was an inspiration to those who knew her. She will be greatly missed.

Mrs. Johann is survived by her daughters, Jennifer Kendall (Sean), Nancy Cotton (Sean) and Kathryn Johann; grandchildren, Jack and Molly Kendall and Colin and Teddy Cotton; sisters, Ann and Mary, and brother, Edward.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, at St. Paul on the Lake Catholic Church, 157 Lakeshore, Grosse Pointe Farms. Visitation begins at 9:30 a.m. at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Friends of the Grosse Pointe Public Library, 10 Kercheval, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236; Friends of the Ridgewood Library, 125 N. Maple Ave., Ridgewood, NJ 07450 or the Grosse Pointe Academy at gpacademy.org.

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Ann Cavanagh Kellett

Died: Thursday, January 15, 2015
Age: 89
Longtime Grosse Pointe resident, homemaker and teacher, Ann Cavanagh Kellett, 89, passed away Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015.

Born in Detroit, she graduated in 1943 from St. Cecilia High School and attended Marygrove College. She later earned a degree in education from the University of Detroit in 1970.

She was the wife of Charles P. Kellett Jr., who predeceased her.

Mrs. Kellett is survived by her sons, Charles, Philip (Elizabeth), Peter (Laura) and John (Janet); daughters, Mary Cahalan and Katherine Loch (David); grandchildren, Charles, Ann, Maureen, Jane, Timothy and Michael Kellett, John Cahalan, and John, Lucy, Peter and Clare Loch.

She also is survived by her sisters, Eleanor Mack and Joan Murphy, and brother, the Hon. Michael Cavanagh of the Michigan Supreme Court.

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her brothers, Paul J. Cavanagh and Hon. Jerome P. Cavanagh, Mayor of Detroit.

A funeral Mass was celebrated Jan. 19, at St. Paul on the Lake Catholic Church, with interment in Mt. Elliott Cemetery in Detroit.

Donations may be made to University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy, 8400 S. Cambridge, Detroit, MI 48221.

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Alice Margaret Nye

Died: Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Age: 81
Longtime Grosse Pointe Park resident Alice Margaret Nye, 81, lost her battle with cancer Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015.

She was born March 30, 1933, in Kanawha, Iowa, to Agnes and James Yeakel, and graduated from Kanawha High School. She met Robert Nye at the University of Iowa and they married Nov. 22, 1951, in Iowa City, Iowa. The couple relocated to Michigan in 1965.

Mrs. Nye enjoyed cooking, decorating, shopping and had a true passion for baking. She was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church. She also was a member of The Society of the Descendants of the Schwenkfeldian Exiles.

Mrs. Nye was a woman of strong faith. She imparted her faith to her children and grandchildren. Her family said she was a wonderful wife, mother and homemaker who created many special and meaningful memories her family will always treasure. They will remember her most for her profound listening skills, kindness, compassion, optimistic outlook and genuine warmth.

Mrs. Nye is survived by her husband of 63 years, Robert; daughters, Julie King (Terry), Margaret Olson and Jean Ditta; grandchildren, Anna Sanders (James), Elizabeth Cox (Steven), James Robert King (Jennifer), James David King, Kirsten Ditta and Susan Ditta and great-grandchildren, Campbell King, Kaitlin King, Anna Grace King, Sydney Sanders and Blake Cox.

She also is survived by her sister, DeLoris McQuiston.

She was predeceased by her son Robert, and brothers, Dwayne, Wayne and James.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Donations may be made to Cornerstone Baptist Church, 17017 12 Mile Road, Roseville, MI 48066.

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Thomas G. Peek

Died: Monday, January 19, 2015
Age: 82
Grosse Pointe Woods resident Thomas G. Peek, 82, died Monday, Jan. 19, 2015, at St. John Hospital and Medical Center in Detroit.

He was born Aug. 2, 1932, in Detroit to Homer and Martha Peek and graduated in 1950 from Southeastern High School. He also attended Wayne State University.

Mr. Peek worked 40 years for General Motors Corp. and EDS, retiring in 1996.

He enjoyed square dancing, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, gardening, boating, bird watching and spending time with family and friends. He also was involved in various church activities and committees.

Mr. Peek is survived by his wife of 62 years, Anne K. Peek; daughter, Laura Buckingham; sons, Thomas J. Peek and Daniel J. Peek and grandchildren, Adam, Tyler, Jared and Jesse Peek, Brian Peek, Aaron and Neal Buckingham, Patience Anderson, Taylor and Jylon Peek and Weston Peek.

He also is survived by his sister, Kathryn Gifford.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Joan Wicker.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at Grosse Pointe Woods Presbyterian Church, 19950 Mack, Grosse Pointe Woods, with interment in the church’s memorial garden.

Donations may be made to Grosse Pointe Woods Presbyterian Church, 19950 Mack, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236.

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Carl Edwin Reichert Jr. M.D.

Died: Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Age: 83
Grosse Pointe Farms resident Carl E. Reichert Jr. M.D., 83, died peacefully at his home Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015.

He was born May 23, 1931, in Philadelphia, to Carl Edwin and Elizabeth M. Reichert. He graduated as class president in 1949 from Friends’ Central High School, where he lettered in three sports. He took a post-grad year of study at the Peddie Prep School in Highstown, N.J., before attending Princeton University, and graduating in 1954 with a bachelor’s degree.

He earned a medical degree from Hahnemann Medical College, then served as a captain in the U.S. Army medical corps at Fort Wayne in Detroit. After two years in the Army, Dr. Reichert completed an orthopedic residency program at Wayne State University. In 1965, he joined an orthopedic practice in Detroit and Grosse Pointe, where he worked until he retired.

A sports enthusiast, Dr. Reichert loved and followed the Detroit Tigers and Lions, but especially enjoyed the exploits of his beloved Philadelphia Phillies. He enjoyed golf and downhill skiing, but his main activity was tennis, which he played as often as possible.

Dr. Reichert’s hobbies included woodworking and cabinet making, collecting autographed baseballs, working with stained glass and crafting sand candles and beveled glass clocks. His favorite hobby was building miniature doll houses, which he donated to local charities.

Dr. Reichert was board certified in orthopedic surgery, teaching residents at St. John Hospital and Children’s Hospital of Detroit. He was team physician for Grosse Pointe South High School for almost 20 years and an attending physician at Cottage, Bon Secours and St. John hospitals, as well as Children’s, Harper and Detroit Receiving hospitals. He and his partner, Dr. G. Richard Jones, pioneered the first successful total hip replacement in Detroit.

Dr. Reichert was a member of the Country Club of Detroit, Senior Men’s Club of Grosse Pointe and Grosse Pointe Memorial Church. He was a Tuxis youth advisor at the church and served on the personnel board. He was a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the Detroit Academy of Orthopedics, and a lifetime member of the Wayne County Medical Society.

Dr. Reichert is survived by his wife of 58 years, Jeanne Ellen Reichert; daughters, Carla Reichert Snell (John), Lisa Reichert Adams and Paula Reichert Leto (Joseph); grandchildren, Dr. Kristen Adams Chasteen (Jamie), Elizabeth Snell McCleary (Ryan), Andrew Reichert Adams, Matthew Bradley Snell (Alana), Carly Landis Adams, Nicholas Carl Leto and Henry Joseph Leto and great-grandchild, Julia Helen Chasteen.

Dr. Reichert loved spending time with his close and caring family and many friends in Grosse Pointe, Vero Beach, Fla., and Long Beach Island, N.J., where the Reicherts had a summer vacation home.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, at Grosse Pointe Memorial Church, 16 Lakeshore, Grosse Pointe Farms.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice or Grosse Pointe Memorial Church, 16 Lakeshore, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236.

Thomas C. Shumaker

Died: Sunday, January 18, 2015
Age: 67
Grosse Pointe resident Thomas C. Shumaker, 67, died Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015. Until then, he won unprecedented victory after victory over renal cell cancer. Throughout his two-decades long battle, Mr. Shumaker refused to allow illness to define his life. He was a proud alumnus of University of Detroit Jesuit High School, Georgetown University and University of Detroit and New York University law schools.

He was an accomplished sailor, fearless skier and dedicated racquets and tennis player. He also served on the boards of numerous organizations. But, his family said, if you asked him who he was, he would smile and say “I am a man for others.” That is how his family and friends will remember him.

Mr. Shumaker is survived by his wife, Sharon; sons, Tom (Maja Fabula) and Nick (Nacole Snoep); brothers, Ed and Peter and granddaughters, Penelope and Evelyn.

A memorial Mass was celebrated Jan. 24 at Saints Peter and Paul Jesuit Church, Detroit.

Donations may be made to Racquet Up Detroit at racquetup.org; University of Detroit Jesuit High School, 8400 S.Cambridge Ave., Detroit, MI 48221; Georgetown University at giving.georgetown.edu; or University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center at mcancer.org.

Robert A. Waters

Died: Saturday, January 24, 2015
Age: 97
Robert A. Waters of St. Clair Shores and formerly the City of Grosse Pointe, passed away Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, after a brief illness. He was 97.

He was born Sept. 23, 1917, in Indianapolis, to Arthur Marquis Waters and Irene Lewis. The family lived in Butte, Mon., Boise, Idaho, and Salt Lake City, before returning to Indianapolis.

Mr. Waters attended Indiana University, earning a degree in business, then passed the CPA exam. He worked for Arthur Anderson Accounting firm in Chicago.

He married Catherine M. Metzger on Valentine’s Day 1942. They were married 71 years.

Mr. Waters was an officer in the U.S. Navy and was sent to the “90 Day Wonder” School for the supply corps. He was stationed in San Diego, Minneapolis and Boston. After the war, he earned a law degree at DePaul University in Chicago. Still working for Arthur Anderson, he was transferred to Seattle. He then joined American Natural Gas Co. in Detroit. He was treasurer of the Michigan-Wisconsin Pipeline Co., then vice president of finance of American Natural Holding Company, retiring in 1982.

Mr. Waters was asked to join the board of trustees of Cottage Hospital and helped negotiate the purchase of Belmont Nursing Home. He was involved with the building of the Muir Road addition to Cottage Hospital.

Mr. Waters was active in St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Grosse Pointe Woods, where he was on the finance committee and a member of the vestry. Participating in the bowling and golf activities of the Senior Men’s Club of Grosse Pointe was his pleasure.

Mr. Waters is survived by his son, Arthur; daughter, Eleanor Garzel and grandchildren, Michael, Dr. Laura and Julia Waters of Seattle.

He also is survived by his sister, Helen Rawls and brother, Lewis Waters.

He was predeceased by his wife, Catherine.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 20475 Sunningdale Park, Grosse Pointe Woods.

Donations may be made to St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 20475 Sunningdale Park, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236.

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Paula VerLinden Walker Wigton

Died: Saturday, January 24, 2015
Age: 75
Paula VerLinden Walker Wigton was born on July 20, 1939, and passed away on Jan. 24, 2015, from cancer. She was predeceased by her father, Otis Upton Walker and mother, Ruth VerLinden Walker. She is survived by her daughter, Dana VerLinden Wigton; son, David Lucas Wigton Jr.; grandson, Jorden Thomas Wigton and sister, Rosemary Touscany.

Ms. Wigton was born in Rochester, N.Y. but resided in the Grosse Pointes most of her life. She graduated from the University of Liggett School and studied French for two years at Kalamazoo College. She enjoyed playing tennis and gardening. Over the years, she enjoyed being a member of the Junior League of Detroit, Grosse Pointe Historical Society and Grosse Pointe Garden Club. She tutored foreign exchange students at Grosse Pointe North High School and served as a deaconess at the Grosse Pointe Congregational Church.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 30, at Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home, 16300 Mack, Grosse Pointe Park. Visitation begins at 10 a.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society at cancer.org.

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