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Arlene Roy Hendrie

Arlene Roy Hendrie

Died: Monday, January 02, 2012
Age: 82
Grosse Pointe Farms resident Arlene Roy Hendrie, 82, died peacefully Monday, Jan. 2, 2012, at Sunrise on Vernier surrounded by her family.

She was the daughter of Mary A. Earle and Ross Roy, founder of Ross Roy Inc. advertising agency, and wife of John A. “Jack” Hendrie, Detroit advertising executive and notable Great Lakes sailboat and iceboat racer.

Mrs. Hendrie was an accomplished concert

pianist who began piano studies at 8 and performed her first piano recital at 12.

Mrs. Hendrie graduated from Sacred Heart Convent in Grosse Pointe Farms. She studied piano at the New England Con-servatory of Music in Boston and obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree from the Detroit Conser-vatory of Music. She was a member of and performed for Morning Music Club, Tuesday Musicale of Detroit, Grosse Pointe Chamber Music Society and was a soloist with the Grosse Pointe Symphony Or-chestra. She also performed many piano duets with her daughter, Sara, and her mother.

Mrs. Hendrie’s other affiliations included the De-troit Symphony Orches-tra, Detroit Historical Society, Detroit Zoologi-cal Society, Milk Fund Charities and the Grosse Pointe Symphony Or-chestra, where she served as a director. She was a member of the Country Club of Detroit and the Grosse Pointe Club.

Mrs. Hendrie loved playing tennis with her family at the “Little Club” and loved watching her children and grandchildren play. She was an outstanding writer and an avid walker and reader. She was known affectionately as the “Trash Angel” of Grosse Pointe for her efforts picking up litter on her daily walks. She was often seen on Grosse Pointe Boulevard and Fisher Road with her plastic bag in hand. She was proud to receive two beautification awards from the city of Grosse Pointe Farms.

Mrs. Hendrie is survived by her daughters, Susan Elizabeth (Arthur) Rohde and Sara Alexandra (David) Sessions; sons, John Alexander (Barbara), David William (Susan) and Philip Roy (Leslie); grandchildren, John A. Hendrie III, Steven Hendrie, Julie Hendrie, Jeffrey Hendrie, A.J. Rohde, Michael Rohde, Carolyn Rohde, Stephen Sessions, Rob Sessions, Billy Sessions, P.J. Hendrie, Jake Hendrie, Joey Hendrie and great-grandchildren, L.J. Hendrie, Colin Hendrie, Charlotte Rohde and Kylie Hendrie.

She also is survived by her half-brothers, Rex R. Roy and Ross R. Roy.

Mrs. Hendrie was predeceased by her husband; daughter, Mary Arlene Hendrie; parents; brothers, Robert R. Roy and John H. Roy and a stepbrother, Henry Earle III.

A funeral service was held Jan. 5 at the Elm-wood Cemetery chapel in Detroit.

Donations may be made to the Grosse Pointe Symphony Orchestra, 32 Lakeshore, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236.

Frederick Alger Boyer

Frederick Alger Boyer

Died: Saturday, December 31, 2011
Age: 76
Former Grosse Pointe resident Frederick Alger Boyer, 76, died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011. He lived in Palm Desert, Calif.

The son of Harold Raymond Boyer and Frances Alger Boyer, he graduated from Andover Academy in 1954 and Yale University in 1958. He earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan in 1963.

Mr. Boyer served in the U.S. Army for five years. He began his business career with International Paper Co. and later was a founder of Moran, Stahl & Boyer, a corporate relocation firm in New York City.

In 1968, he married Gay Hedlund. The couple divorced in 1976. He then married former Grosse Pointe resident Anne Phelan.

Mr. Boyer is survived by Anne, his wife of 32 years; his children from his first marriage, Frederick Alger Boyer Jr. and Gay Alexander Boyer and granddaughters, Derby, Lauren and Morgane Boyer and Olympia Boyer-Belle. He also is survived by his sister, Mary Boyer Taylor; brother, Harold R. Boyer Jr. and brother-in-law, Hudson Mead.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, France Boyer Mead.

Interment will be in Elmwood Cemetery in Detroit. A celebration of Mr. Boyer’s life will be in June.

Rosemary Barker

Rosemary Barker

Died: Friday, December 30, 2011
Age: 73
Grosse Pointe Farms resident Rosemary Barker, nee Schultz, died Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, with her husband and children by her side. She was 73.

She was born Oct. 30, 1938, in Detroit, to Arthur Joseph and Marie (nee Sachs) Schultz. She attended the Academy of the Sacred Heart and graduated from Grosse Pointe High School in 1956. She attended Marjorie Webster College and Michigan State University.

Mrs. Barker is survived by her beloved husband, James S. Barker; her children, Debbie (Walker) Bagby, Kim (Gerry) Sherer and Bayard King (Cindy); grandchildren, Bayard, Katie, Aidan, Gerry, Ryan, Walker and Sydney and stepchildren, Robert (Pam) Barker and Desiree Barker.

She was predeceased by her parents and her brother, William Arthur Schultz.

Mrs. Barker was a caring wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She enjoyed travel and spending winter months in Florida and summer time in Northern Michigan. She was a member of the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club, the Bay View Yacht Club and the Assistance League.

Her family said Mrs. Barker’s name embodied her character. “Rosie” withstood a number of life’s curve balls and always seemed to find her faith and happiness. Everything was sunny-side up. She will be deeply missed.

A funeral Mass was celebrated Jan. 4 at St. Paul on the Lake Catholic Church in Grosse Pointe Farms.

Donations may be made to St. John Health Foundation, Hospice, P.O. Box 673271, Detroit, MI 48267-3271 and the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer, P.O. Box 80201, Fort Wayne, IN 46898.

Elizabeth Maureen Klostermeyer

Elizabeth Maureen Klostermeyer

Died: Friday, December 30, 2011
Age: 70
Elizabeth Maureen Klostermeyer, 70, died peacefully Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, in Lincolnshire, Ill. She was born May 10, 1941, in Detroit, to Ross and Mary Van Blaricom.

Known as Maureen to friends and family, she

attended St. Martin on the Lake High School in Detroit where she developed many life-long friends. She also attended Marygrove College in Detroit, where she earned both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education.

She taught school in the 1960s, working at St. Martin and then at Queen of Peace in Harper Woods until she began a family in 1969. She continued to substitute teach and, after the death of her husband, went back to school to become a paralegal working for Dykema Gossett PLLC in Detroit.

Mrs. Klostermeyer was a devoted mother, wife, grandmother, godmother, sister and aunt. She will be sadly missed by her children, Stephen H. (Cristina) Klostermeyer and John Heinrich (Tracy) Klostermeyer. She was the proud grandmother of Olivia, Katherine, Thomas, Jane and Clara.

She was predeceased by her husband, Herbert Heinrich Klostermeyer.

A funeral service was held Jan. 7 at A.H. Peters Funeral Home in Grosse Pointe Woods.

Donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.

Sharon Sweeny Snyder

Sharon Sweeny Snyder

Died: Thursday, December 29, 2011
Age: 67
Grosse Pointe Farms and Bay View resident Sharon Sweeny Snyder, 67, died Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011, at St. John Hospital and Medical Center in Detroit.

She was born Dec. 30, 1943, in Boston, to Donald N. Sweeny Jr. M.D. and Mary Margaret Barnes Sweeny. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Wellesley College in Massachusetts and a master’s degree from the University of Michigan.

Mrs. Snyder taught at Cranbrook Kingswood School, in Bloomfield Hills and served as the history department head. She previously taught at the Chapin School in New York City.

She enjoyed knitting, needlepoint and gardening. She was an inveterate reader.

Mrs. Snyder was directress of the Altar Guild at Christ Church Grosse Pointe and at the Bay View Association in Bay View.

She was a member of the Detroit Historical Society, DSO, Detroit Zoological Society, Junior League, Libri, Bibliophiles, Grand Marais Questers, Grosse Pointe Historical Society, Christ Church Grosse Pointe Chorale and Grosse Pointe Farm and Gardens Club. She also was president of the Mary Thompson Foundation.

Mrs. Snyder is survived by her husband, John Stewart Snyder; daughter, Martha Sweeny Snyder; son, James Stewart Snyder; sisters, Sheila Sweeny and Sara Sweeny and brother, Donald N. Sweeny III.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, at Christ Church Grosse Pointe, 61 Grosse Pointe Blvd., Grosse Pointe Farms.

Donations may be made to the Bay View Association Worship Endowment, P.O. Box 583, Petoskey, MI 49770 or Christ Church Grosse Pointe Altar Guild Endowment or Sweeny Lecture Endowment, 61 Grosse Pointe Blvd., Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236.

Sara L. Patrosso

Sara L. Patrosso

Died: Thursday, December 29, 2011
Age: 84
Grosse Pointe Woods resident Sara L. Patrosso, 84, died peacefully Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011, at St. John Hospital and Medical Center in Detroit.

She was born July 6, 1927, in Detroit, to John and Hattie Thorpe, and graduated from Southeastern High School in 1945 and attended the Detroit Commercial College.

She worked several years as an executive administrative assistant for the Maryland Casualty Insurance Co. and General Motors Corp. When her children were teenagers, she went back to work for several years and worked for Kelly Services.

In 1953, she married Albert Patrosso at Jefferson Avenue Baptist Church in Detroit. They lived in East Detroit, and then 40 years in Grosse Pointe Woods.

Mrs. Patrosso enjoyed bowling, bridge and socializing. She volunteered at Grosse Pointe Woods Presbyterian Church, where she was a member for more than 33 years. She served on the church’s Worship Enrichment Committee and other women’s groups. She also was an avid Detroit Tigers fan.

Mrs. Patrosso is survived by her husband of 58 years, Albert; sons, Mark and Gary (Jeanne) and granddaughters, Aubry and Brittany.

A funeral service was held Jan. 3.

Donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 3816 Paysphere Circle; Chicago, IL 60674.

Sharon Sweeny Snyder

Sharon Sweeny Snyder

Died: Thursday, December 29, 2011
Age: 67
Grosse Pointe Farms and Bay View resident Sharon Sweeny Snyder, 67, died Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011, at St. John Hospital and Medical Center in Detroit.

She was born Dec. 30, 1943, in Boston, to Donald N. Sweeny Jr. M.D. and Mary Margaret Barnes Sweeny. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wellesley College in Massachusetts and a Master of Arts degree from the University of Michigan.

Mrs. Snyder taught at Cranbrook Kingswood School in Bloomfield Hills and served as the history department head. She previously taught at the Chapin School in New York City.

She enjoyed knitting, needlepoint and gardening. She was an inveterate reader.

Mrs. Snyder was directress of the Altar Guild at Christ Church Grosse Pointe and at the Bay View Association in Bay View. She was a member of the Detroit Historical Society, DSO, Detroit Zoological Society, Junior League, Libri, Biblio-philes, Grand Marais Questers, Grosse Pointe Historical Society, Christ Church Grosse Pointe Chorale and Grosse Pointe Farm and Garden Club. She also was president of the Mary Thompson Foundation.

Mrs. Snyder is survived by her husband, John Stewart Snyder; daughter, Martha Sweeny Snyder; son, James Stewart Snyder; sisters, Sheila Sweeny and Sara Sweeny and brother, Donald N. Sweeny III.

A memorial service was held Jan. 7 at Christ Church Grosse Pointe, Grosse Pointe Farms.

Donations may be made to the Bay View Association Worship Endowment, P.O. Box 583, Petoskey, MI 49770 or Christ Church Grosse Pointe Altar Guild Endowment or Sweeny Lecture Endowment, 61 Grosse Pointe Blvd., Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236.

Sheila Marie Wilson

Died: Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Age: 60
Former Grosse Pointe Farms resident Sheila Marie Wilson, 60, died Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011, at the Florida Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne, Fla., after a brief battle with cancer.

She was born Nov. 19, 1951, in Grosse Pointe, to Harold and Bernice Doubles. She graduated from St. Paul High School and studied mathematical theory at Michigan State University.

Mrs. Wilson was a self-employed photographer and graphic designer specializing in wildlife, nature and special events.

She was known for creating whimsical Christmas cards for friends and family. She also volunteered her time as a professional photographer for the American Cancer Society of Brevard County, Fla.

Mrs. Wilson was born and raised in Grosse Pointe Farms. She met her husband, Edward Clark Wilson, while in high school and joined him in Florida in 1981. They enjoyed life together until his death in 2004.

Mrs. Wilson had many lifelong friends who enjoyed visiting her in Florida where she always made them feel welcome at her home.

Mrs. Wilson is survived by her husband, Mike McMorrow; sister, Mary Ann Doubles (John Guthrie); brothers, Michael (Kathleen) Doubles and Bruce (Lynda) Doubles; nieces and nephews, Brian (Allison) Doubles, Christopher Doubles, Elizabeth (Nicholas) Squires, Laura (Lucas) Hayman.

She also is survived by her father and his wife, Nore.

She was predeceased by her mother and her brother, Timothy Doubles.

Donations may be made to the Humane Society of the donor’s choice or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Yvonne Stahl

Yvonne Stahl

Died: Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Age: 81
Yvonne Stahl, 81, died Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011.

Born, Aug. 19, 1930, in Grand Rapids, she enjoyed socializing with fellow teachers at University Liggett School, as well as bike riding, going to movies and having lunch with close friends weekly. Most weekends she enjoyed spending time at her cottage on Lake St. Clair and was active at Lake Shore Presbyterian Church. Above all, she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

Mrs. Stahl is survived by her children, Jim (Brenda), Bob (Wendy) and Suzanne (Dave) Hofmann; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

She was predeceased by her dear husband, Richard.

A funeral service was held Dec. 29 at A.H. Peters Funeral Home.

Donations may be made to American Lung Asso- ciation, 25900 Greenfield, Suite 610, Oak Park, MI 48237 or Hospices of Henry Ford, P.O. Box 02220, Detroit, MI 48202-0220.

Luther Anderson Neeb

Luther Anderson Neeb

Died: Sunday, December 25, 2011
Age: 79
Luther Anderson Neeb passed away peacefully Christmas morning Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011, his 79th birthday, in Sun City Grand in Phoenix, Ariz.

Christmas Eve was filled with joy surrounded by family having dinner served at his bedside and watching grandchildren unwrap Christmas gifts around the tree.

Mr. Neeb led a life balanced with success in business, devotion to family, respect of the community and unending love for all who knew him.

He injured his back in November, had surgery in December, and, although his physical health deteriorated, his mind, spirit and faith remained strong.

Mr. Neeb and his wife put their three children through college, built a home in Clarkston, vacationed at the family cabin in Luzerne and retired to Sun City Grand in Phoenix.

Mr. Neeb is survived by his sister, Norma Ann; children, Kimberly and her fiancé, Mark, Bill and his wife, Sarah and Eric and his wife, Leslie and his grandchildren, Rider and Ruby.

He was predeceased by his wife, Shirley; brother, William and parents, Viola and Austin.

A service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at White Chapel Cemetery, 621 West Long Lake Road, Troy in the Chapel of the Psalms.

Donations may be made to St. Labre Indian School, 1000 Tongue River Road, Ashland, MT 59003.
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