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William Franklin Hoover Sr. Ed.D

Died: Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Age: 80
Grosse Pointe Woods resident William Franklin “Bill” Hoover Sr. Ed.D, 80, died Thursday, Oct. 28, 2009, at St. John Hospital and Medical Center in Detroit. Dr. Hoover was a longtime educator in the Grosse

Virginia Carolyn Pehrson

Died: Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Age: 96
Virginia Carolyn Pehrson, mother of Joseph Pehrson, died suddenly, but quietly, the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009. She was 96 and led a long and productive life. Mrs. Pehrson had a life-long fascination

Peter William Dawson

Died: Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Age: 55
Life-long Grosse Pointe Farms resident Peter W. Dawson, 55, passed away in his sleep, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009. Mr. Dawson was born April 28, 1954, to Philip and Bette Dawson. He graduated from Grosse Pointe

Esther Margaret Huizinga

Died: Monday, October 26, 2009
Age: 97
Mrs. Esther Margaret Huizinga, 97, of Grand Haven passed away Monday, Oct. 26, 2009, at the Hospice House of Heartwood Lodge. She was born Sept. 24, 1912, in Rochelle, Ill. to Andrew and Ida (Johnson)

William J. "Bill" Hendricks

Died: Friday, October 23, 2009
Age: 63
Former Grosse Pointe resident William J. “Bill” Hendricks, 63, died Friday, Oct. 23, 2009, in Florida. A resident of Longwood, Fla., he was born Jan. 7, 1946, one of four children of Bill and Beryl Hendricks.

Vincent Richard O'Shee M.D.

Died: Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Age: 82
A Grosse Pointe resident for more than 40 years, Vincent R. O’Shee M.D. died Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009.  Born April 4, 1927, he was the fifth of six children in the O’Shee family of Clomnel, Tipperary,

John Warren “Jack” Fleck

Died: Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Age: 80
Longtime Grosse Pointe resident John Warren “Jack” Fleck, 80, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009, from complications related to Alzheimer’s disease. Mr. Fleck was recently predeceased by his older

Irma Marie Ellsworth

Died: Thursday, October 22, 2009
Age: 92
Irma Marie Brunner Ellsworth, 92, died Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009, in Lakeland, Fla., as a result of complications following hip replacement surgery. She was born June 23, 1917, in Detroit and lived for

Margaret Joan O'Neal Webb

Died: Wednesday, October 07, 2009
Age: 60
Former Grosse Pointe resident Margaret Joan O’Neal Webb passed away Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009, at home after a brief battle with cancer. Known as Peggy to family and friends, Mrs. Webb was born Nov. 4,

Barbara Ter Bush Schneider

Died: Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Age: 97
Former Grosse Pointe Park resident Barbara Ter Bush Schneider, 97, passed away Oct. 14, 2009. She was born Jan. 25, 1912, in Denver, Colo. to Gladys and Martin Ter Bush and moved to Michigan as a child. After
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