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Robert A. Songe M.D.

Died: Thursday, December 04, 2008
Age: 80
Former Grosse Pointe Shores resident Robert A. Songe, M.D., 80, died at Oakwood Hospital Thursday, Dec. 4, 2008. He had been living in Milford. Dr. Songe was the former chief of staff and chief of radiology

James Vernon Patton

Died: Thursday, December 25, 2008
Age: 89
Grosse Pointe Woods resident James Vernon Patton, 89, died Thursday, Dec. 25, 2008. Mr. Patton was a veteran of the United States Air Force. He retired from Uniroyal after 40 years of service. He was

Jerry Scudder Hughes

Died: Monday, December 22, 2008
Age: 81
Grosse Pointe Woods resident Jerry Scudder Hughes passed away peacefully in his sleep at home, Monday, Dec. 22, 2008. He was 81. Orphaned at 8, he attended Grosse Pointe High School, University of Chicago

William M. Sheahan

Died: Sunday, December 21, 2008
Age: 86
Grosse Pointe Park resident William M. Sheahan, 86, died Sunday, Dec. 21, 2008. Mr. Sheahan graduated from Denby High School in 1940. His college years at the University of Detroit were interrupted by

Shirley Caroline Wendt

Died: Sunday, December 21, 2008
Age: 83
Harper Woods resident Shirley Wendt, 83, died Sunday, Dec. 21, 2008, at St. John Hospital and Medical Center. Ms. Wendt was born Feb. 13, 1925, in Detroit to William Fred and Meta Henrietta Rein Wendt. She

Ellis J. Van Slyck M.D.

Died: Saturday, December 20, 2008
After a long and courageous battle with cancer, Ellis J. Van Slyck, M.D. died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2008. He was a resident of Grosse Pointe Shores. Dr. Van Slyck was a lifelong Episcopalian and an active

Theresa Buccellato

Died: Friday, December 19, 2008
Age: 66
Former Grosse Pointe resident Theresa Buccellato, “Mrs. Bee,” died Friday, Dec. 19, 2008, at her home in Harrison Township. She was 66. She was born May 17, 1942, in Detroit, the eldest child of Dominic

Francis P. Blake D.D.S.

Died: Thursday, December 18, 2008
Age: 83
Francis P. Blake D.D.S., a resident of Grosse Pointe Woods, died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008, after a short illness. He was 83. Dr. Blake was a well-known dentist for more than 50 years. His office was on

Elizabeth Holton Ford

Died: Saturday, December 13, 2008
Age: 87
Longtime Grosse Pointe Farms resident Elizabeth Holton Ford, 87, died Saturday, Dec. 13, 2008, at Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe. Mrs. Ford was born Aug. 23, 1921, in Detroit to Addison E. and Pauline

Frederick Kipp Cody Jr.

Died: Thursday, December 11, 2008
Age: 60
Mr. Frederick Kipp Cody Jr., 60, died Thursday, Dec. 11, 2008, at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Pontiac after a brief illness. He was born Oct. 5, 1948, in Detroit. He was a longtime resident of Birmingham
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