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Andrew J. Balas

Died: Wednesday, March 19, 2003
Age: 63
Andrew J. Balas, 63, died Wednesday, March 19, 2008, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire, Wisc. after a yearlong battle with lymphoma.  He was born Aug. 21, 1944 in Detroit to Andrew and Irene Balas.

Ann T. Harbison

Died: Monday, March 17, 2008
Age: 91
Grosse Pointe Woods resident Ann T. Harbison, 91, passed away Monday, March 17, 2008. She will be missed greatly by her family and friends. She is survived by her daughters, Beverly (Richard) Albrecht

Robert L. Nugent

Died: Sunday, March 16, 2008
Age: 83
Grosse Pointe Farms resident Robert L. Nugent, died Sunday, March 16, 2008. He was born Oct. 29, 1924 to Edward and Sophia Nugent and graduated from DeLaSalle Collegiate High School. Mr. Nugent received

Merrilee Franck

Died: Saturday, March 01, 2008
Age: 70
Longtime Grosse Pointe Shores resident Merrilee Franck, 70, died peacefully in her home Saturday, March 1, 2008. Mrs. Franck was born April 14, 1937 in Detroit to Lorraine and Leonard Johnston. She graduated

Justine Trubey Stillings

Died: Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Age: 61
Justine Trubey Stillings, 61, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2008, after a severe case of pneumonia. She was born May 28, 1946 and grew up in Grosse Pointe Farms, graduating from Grosse Pointe University School.

Shirley M. Doetsch

Died: Monday, March 10, 2008
Age: 85
Clinton Township resident Shirley M. Doetsch, 85, died Monday, March 10, 2008, at Mt. Clemens Regional Medical Center. She was born May 12, 1922 in Detroit to Albert and Delia Lassen and graduated from

Charles F. Gutwald Sr.

Died: Saturday, March 08, 2008
Age: 81
Charles F. Gutwald Sr. died Saturday, March 8, 2008 at his home in Grosse Pointe Farms. He was 81. Mr. Gutwald was born Sept. 26, 1926 in Pittsburgh, Penn. to Clement and Elizabeth Gutwald. He served

Jane Walerych

Died: Saturday, March 08, 2008
Age: 90
Jane Walerych, 90, died Saturday, March 8, 2008. She was a longtime resident of the City of Grosse Pointe. Mrs. Walerych is survived by her children, Wayne (Roberta) and Cordell; and grandchildren, Jon

George Demitrios Hanzakos

Died: Friday, March 07, 2008
Age: 89
Grosse Pointe Woods resident George Demitrios Hanzakos, 89, died Friday, March 7, 2008.  Mr. Hanzakos was the owner of Ham Heaven Sandwich Shop in downtown Detroit. The 80-seat eatery was one of Detroit’s

Anita Spina

Died: Thursday, March 06, 2008
Age: 92
Grosse Pointe Shores resident Anita Spina passed away gracefully in her 92nd year on Thursday, March 6, 2008, after a wonderful life. Her family referred to her as the world’s best wife, precious mother
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