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Paul Raymond Murphy

Died: Wednesday, January 02, 2008
Age: 74
Former City of Grosse Pointe resident Paul Raymond Murphy, 74, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2008, in Savannah, Ga. He was born Oct. 1, 1933 in Lockport, N.Y. to the late James Raymond and Margaret Mahar Murphy. Mr.

George O. Young

Died: Tuesday, January 08, 2008
Age: 87
Grosse Pointe Woods resident George O. Young Jr., 87, died peacefully in his home Thursday, Jan. 3, 2008. A lifelong Grosse Pointer, Mr. Young was born June 26, 1920, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Detroit.

Walter L. Kurtz

Died: Saturday, January 05, 2008
Age: 75
Longtime Grosse Pointe Woods resident Walter L. Kurtz, 75, passed away peacefully Saturday, Jan. 5, 2008. Mr. Kurtz grew up in Lakewood, Ohio, where he met his future wife, Pat, at age 16. They married

William Wiess Cunningham

Died: Tuesday, January 01, 2008
Age: 77
William Wiess Cunningham, 77, died of natural causes on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2008, at his home in Grosse Pointe Farms. He was born Feb. 7, 1930 in Scranton, Pa. A resident of Grosse Pointe for more than half

Edythe H. Burkman

Died: Saturday, December 29, 2007
Age: 77
Edythe H. Burkman, 77, of Vero Beach, Fla., died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2007, at Indian River Medical Center in Vero Beach. She was born Aug. 13, 1930 in Lansing and had been a resident of Vero Beach since

Michael Joseph Frear

Died: Friday, December 28, 2007
Age: 52
Michael Joseph Frear, 52, formerly of the City of Grosse Pointe and Grosse Pointe Farms, died Friday, Dec. 28, 2007, at his home in Salt Lake City, Utah, following a six-month battle with cancer. Mr.

Louis George Jensen

Died: Friday, December 28, 2007
Age: 82
Louis George Jensen, 82, died Friday, Dec. 28, 2007, in Boca Raton, Fla. Mr. Jensen was born July 12, 1925 in Detroit. He attended St. Matthew Grade School, Catholic Central High School and the University

Richard H. Voorhees

Died: Friday, December 28, 2007
Age: 57
Harper Woods resident Richard H. Voorhees, 57, died Friday, Dec. 28, 2007, at Mt. Clemens Regional Medical Center. He was born April 10, 1950 in Detroit to Garrett and Jean Voorhees. He was a 1970 graduate

John Chandler Jr.

Died: Tuesday, December 25, 2007
Age: 87
John Chandler Jr., 87, died Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2007, after many years with Alzheimer’s disease. Mr. Chandler was a former headmaster of Grosse Pointe University School. Mr. Chandler was born Oct. 18, 1920
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