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Grethe Timm Mumma

Died: Thursday, June 03, 2010
Age: 91
Former Grosse Pointe Farms resident Grethe Timm Mumma passed away Thursday, June 3, 2010, at her home in Traverse City. She was born May 13, 1919, in Denmark and immigrated to the United States in November

Florence S. Macdonald

Died: Thursday, June 03, 2010
Age: 87
Florence S. Macdonald, 87, of Stuart, Fla., died Thursday, June 3, 2010, at Martin Memorial Medical Center in Stuart. She was born in Oakland County and lived in the Grosse Pointe area until moving to

Jean Tompkins

Died: Wednesday, June 02, 2010
Age: 93
Longtime Grosse Pointe resident Jean Tompkins passed away peacefully at her home Wednesday, June 2, 2010. She was born Feb. 6, 1917, in Detroit to Joseph and Louise Bourg. She graduated from the University

Henry “Hank” Tavery

Died: Saturday, May 29, 2010
Age: 87
Longtime former Grosse Pointe resident Henry “Hank” Tavery died peacefully in his sleep Saturday, May 29, 2010, after a two-year battle with prostate cancer. He was born July 3, 1922, in Grosse Pointe

Marion Leslie

Died: Thursday, June 24, 2010
Age: 86
Longtime Grosse Pointe Woods resident Marion Leslie, 86, passed away peacefully with family by her side Monday, May 24, 2010, at home. She was born Nov. 25, 1923, in Detroit to Stephen and Beatrice Dembski.

Mary Evans Ruffner

Died: Tuesday, June 01, 2010
Age: 86
Mary Evans Ruffner, a native of Detroit and longtime resident of Grosse Pointe, died peacefully Tuesday, June 1, 2010, at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Cat Ruffner. She was 86.  Mrs.

Bill Wargo

Died: Friday, May 28, 2010
Age: 23
Former Grosse Pointe Farms resident Bill Wargo, 23, died Friday, May 28, 2010. He grew up in Grosse Pointe Farms with his parents and three brothers. Known as “Billy Boone” in his younger days, he was

Patrick D. Lynch

Died: Thursday, May 27, 2010
Age: 65
Former Grosse Pointe Farms resident Patrick D. Lynch, 65, died Thursday, May 27, 2010, following a brief illness. He was born Sept. 19, 1944, in Detroit to Francis J. and Ethel L. Lynch. He graduated

Eleanor Couzens Roney

Died: Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Age: 85
Longtime Grosse Pointe Farms resident Eleanor Margaret Couzens Roney, 85, died Wednesday, May 26, 2010. Born in Detroit to Frank Couzens and Margaret Couzens Slattery, she was affectionately known as

Geraldine M. Kain

Died: Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Age: 91
Grosse Pointe Woods resident Geraldine M. Kain, 91, died Wednesday, May 26, 2010, at Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe. She was born Nov. 2, 1918, in Detroit to George and Clara Juipe and graduated from
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