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Fred H. Minturn

Died: Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Age: 90
Grosse Pointe Woods resident Fred H. Minturn, 90, died Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013.

He was the beloved husband of and predeceased by Helen Darbee Minturn and Julia Strawn Minturn. He is survived by children, Karen Minturn Brown (David), Fred K. Minturn (Michelle) and Patrick J. Minturn (Donna); grandchildren, Jacob Brown, Kathleen Minturn Ogilvy (Steven), Daniel Minturn, Kristine Minturn and Ryan Minturn and great-granddaughter, Helen Ogilvy.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, at A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack, Grosse Pointe Woods. Donations may be made to Boy Scouts of America at scouting.org; Frankel Jewish Academy at fran kelja.org; or Great Lakes Caring Hospice at great lakescaring.com.

Annette McBrayer Osborne

Died: Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Age: 68
Former Grosse Pointe Farms resident Annette McBrayer Osborne Ph.D., 68, of Oxford, lost her fight with breast cancer Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, at Crittenton Hospital in Rochester.

She was a retired professor in the reading and language arts department at Oakland University.

She was born July 3, 1945, at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas, to Watt and Annette McBrayer.

Dr. Osborne is survived by her husband of more than 48 years, Allen B. Osborne; son, Bob, and his wife, Tracy, of Wheaton, Ill. and their daughters, Maggie, Ailish and Maeve and daughter, Amy, of Oxford, and her children, Chris, Alex and Ellie. She also is survived by her brother, Terry McBrayer of Spring City, Tenn., and his sons, Jay, Brody and Adam.

A memorial celebration of life was held Dec. 18 at Lynch and Sons Funeral Home in Oxford. Donations may be made to the Annette Osborne Memorial Fund, Oakland University, 2200 N. Squirrel Road, Rochester, MI 48309.

Christine R. Hughes

Died: Monday, December 09, 2013
Age: 34
Grosse Pointe Woods resident Christine R. Hughes, 34, died Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe.

She graduated from Grosse Pointe North High School in 2000. She held a variety of jobs, including working as a dining room attendant at Taco Bell at Vernier and I-94; a fabric department attendant at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores on Mack in Grosse Pointe Farms; a dishwasher at Nino Salvaggio International Marketplace in St. Clair Shores; and a candy striper at St. John Hospital and Medical Center in Detroit.

Ms. Hughes enjoyed shanti yoga, swimming, bowling, dance and traveling. She especially enjoyed trips to Mexico, Jamaica and London.

She participated in Goodwill Detroit’s skill building and supports coordination program, and the Judson Center Grosse Pointe’s vocational skills development training.

Ms. Hughes is survived by her mother, Phyllis Torres Bessette M.D.; sisters Angie McKee (Scott) and Jen Spitael (Jeroen); nephews, Duncan McKee, Connor McKee, Ian Spitael and Cameron Spitael and nieces, Sofie Spitael and Grace McKee.Visitation will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, at Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home, 16300 Mack, Grosse Pointe Park. A prayer ser-vice will be at 3 p.m.

Leo W. Tucker

Died: Saturday, December 07, 2013
Age: 92
Leo W. “Warren” Tucker, 92, died peacefully at home Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, after a long illness.

He was a retired U.S. Administrative Law Judge and had worked as an attorney for the National Labor Relations Board.

Mr. Tucker was born in Nebraska. He graduated from Creighton University and Harvard Law School. A World War II veteran, he served with the U.S. Army Air Forces in England, France, Belgium and Germany.He was an avid reader and life–long scholar, who studied several languages and had extensive knowledge of history. He also loved poetry and music, regularly attending con-certs of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra before his illness.

Mr. Tucker is survived by his wife, Sandra, and his two beloved cats, Toby and Sprite.

A memorial celebration will be held at a later date.Donations in his memory may be made to arts organizations or the Capuchins, 1820 Mt. Elliott, MI 48207.Arrangements were handled by A.H. Peters Funeral Home, Grosse Pointe Woods.

Carl Robert Quarnstrom

Died: Friday, December 06, 2013
Age: 73
Carl Robert “Bob” Quarnstrom, 73, died Friday. Dec. 6, 2013, in an automobile accident on Lakeshore Drive in Grosse Pointe Farms.

He was born May 27, 1940, to Ivar T. Quarnstrom and Daisy Barnett and raised on a farm in New Baltimore. In 1962, he married Karen Belanger, graduated from the University of Michigan and enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Basic training was in Quantico, Va., after which he was stationed at Camp Pendleton, Calif., where his daughter, Carla, was born. In 1965, he was honorably discharged from the service as a captain, moved his family to Grosse Pointe, and started school at the Detroit College of Law. In September of 1966 his daughter, Dana, was born. Three weeks later, he suffered severe injuries in an airplane accident and spent many months hospitalized. He returned to law school and graduated in 1970.

Mr. Quarnstrom enjoyed sports cars, squash, golf, and rarely missed watching University of Michigan football games. He was a connoisseur of food and wine. He often cooked while entertaining family and friends. He loved travel and enjoyed many trips to Europe and the Caribbean. He was a long-time member of the Detroit Athletic Club, the American Legion and a former member of The Lochmoor Club.

Mr. Quarnstrom is survived by Karen, his wife of 51 years; daughter, Carla Reed (Stuart) and Dana Quarnstrom; grandchildren, Emily and Alex Reed; sister, Anna Ivara, of New York; nephew, George Gonyaw; niece, Kimyla Gonyaw and great-niece, KiSea Katikka.

He was predeceased by his son, Christopher “CC” Quarnstrom.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, at A.H. Peters Funeral Home. 20705 Mack, Grosse Pointe Woods.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 13, at Grosse Pointe Memorial Church, 16 Lakeshore, Grosse Pointe Farms. Visitation begins at 10:30 a.m. at the church.

Donations may be made to Wounded Warrior Project at woundedwarriorproject.org.

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Alan A. Lockhart

Died: Friday, December 06, 2013
Age: 53
Grosse Pointe Park resident Alan A. Lockhart, 53, died Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, at Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe.

He was born March 10, 1960, in Detroit, to Philip and Joyce Lockhart.

Always known as Alan or Al to friends and family, he was an avid sailor and member of Bayview Yacht Club where he spent much of his time sailing, laughing and enjoying life. He loved classic cars, especially his ‘65 Mustang, which he spent many hours with in the garage. He also lovingly tolerated camping over the years for his wife, Donna.

He is survived by his wife, Donna; daughter, Emily; son, Andrew; sister, Nancy Lanyon (Roger) and brother, David Lockhart (Cheryl).

He also leaves behind his beloved dogs, Clifford and Alabaster.

He was predeceased by his parents.

A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, at Bayview Yacht Club, 100 Clairpointe, Detroit.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to an educational trust fund for Mr. Lockhart’s children. For more information, contact Charter One Bank at (313) 882-7697.

Dolores H. Bolden

Died: Thursday, December 05, 2013
Age: 79
Dolores H. Bolden, 79, died peacefully at home on her birthday, Dec. 5, 2013.

She was born in 1934 in Muskegon to Russell and Mary Rayburn. She moved with her family to Detroit at a young age and graduated from Denby High School in 1952 and Wayne State University in 1956.

Mrs. Bolden began her career as a teacher in Detroit and in 1958 taught in Germany for a year. Returning to Michigan, she was employed at the Grosse Pointe Public Schools from 1959 until her retirement in 1994. She taught in the primary grades at Kerby, Monteith, Barnes and Mason elementary schools.

During her teaching career, she continued her education and earned a master’s degree from WSU.

In 1967, she married Wayne Bolden at Cross of Glory Lutheran Church in Detroit. She and her husband have been longtime Grosse Pointe residents and active in the community. She was a member of the Grosse Pointe Woods Presbyterian Church where she was an active member and part of the Bible study fellowship and Sunday school programs.

Mrs. Bolden enjoyed traveling which included cruises in the Caribbean, the Holy Land, the Baltic and Alaska. Most recently, she and her husband were on a river cruise in Europe. In addition to traveling, she enjoyed knitting, entertaining family and friends, and long walks on the beach in Florida with her grandchildren who would entice her to build sand castles and go shelling.

Mrs. Bolden is survived by her husband, Wayne; their children, Matthew Bolden and Elizabeth Brett (Kevin) and grandchildren, Sarah, Rachel, Benjamin and Isabel. She also is survived by her sister, Kathleen Clor.

A funeral service was held Dec. 10 at A. H. Peters Funeral Home, Grosse Pointe Woods.

Memorial donations may be made to Living Hope Church, P.O. Box 36956; Grosse Pointe, MI 48236-0956 or Hospice Compassus, 30665 Northwestern Highway, Suite 150; Farmington Hills, MI 48334.

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Georgette F. Borrego

Died: Thursday, December 05, 2013
Age: 88
Grosse Pointe Park resident Georgette F. Borrego, nee Figueredo, 88, died peacefully Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, with her family by her side.

She was born Sept. 5, 1925, in Mexico City, Mexico, to Luz and Fernando Figueredo and studied bacteriology at Instituto Politécnico Nacional in Mexico City, followed by a research fellowship at the University of Kansas. She then began work as a bacteriologist and as the director of the laboratory at Hospital Infantíl de Mexico. After marrying Jose Manuel Borrego, the couple emigrated to Detroit in 1955. Her husband was an anesthesiologist at Detroit Memorial Hospital and later Bon Secours Hospital.

Once settled into her new life, Mrs. Borrego started a career of sharing her Mexican culture. She started the Spanish language program at Grosse Pointe University School, then University Liggett School, and also taught Spanish at Our Lady Star of the Sea High School.

A consummate volunteer, she shared her organizational skills with many groups, often organizing Mexican fiesta fundraisers to benefit local charities.

Mrs. Borrego was a member of St. Clare of Montefalco archconfraternity, League of Catholic Women and Casa Maria Family Services. She also supported her children in countless ways, including scouts den mother and leader, and as part of the parent teacher organization at their schools.

Her family said Mrs. Borrego was known as a warm and welcoming person who opened her home to others, including her large extended family, newcomers and several foreign exchange students. She often prepared delicious meals and hosted celebrations for everyone to enjoy.

Mrs. Borrego is survived by her children, J. Carlos, Ricardo (Kimberly), Fernando (Tania), Paula Engel (Brian) and Georgette Dulworth (Daniel), 15 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, Dr. Jose Manual Borrego; her parents and her brother, Fernando.

A funeral Mass was celebrated Dec. 7 at St. Paul on the Lake Catholic Church.

Donations may be made to Boys Hope Girls Hope/Detroit, P.O. Box 21085, Detroit, MI 48221.

Dwayne X. Riley

Died: Wednesday, December 04, 2013
Age: 84
Broadcast news anchor, reporter, writer, documentary storyteller, and beloved father and grandfather, Dwayne Xavior Riley, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013.

He was born May 27, 1929, and is survived by his 11 children, 24 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren, who will miss him dearly.

From contributing to his elementary school newspaper to serving in the U.S. Army at the Far East Network Newsroom in Tokyo, Japan, to managing several Michigan broadcast newsrooms, Riley eventually joined the news team of Detroit’s Channel 4 where he stayed 35 years until his retirement in 1994.

Early in his career, Riley wrote, produced and anchored 25 award-winning half-hour programs featuring Michigan prisons. These were used by several universities in their criminal justice curricula. His “Roads to Rails” documentary on the struggle between railroads and truckers is recorded in the Library of Congress.

Two of his well-known documentaries include “Eyes of Age,” where he lived for a week in a retirement home and showed the loneliness and strength of those around him, and “Skid Row,” where he lived in a “flop house” and reported on the circumstances of others who were fighting for survival because they had fallen into unfortunate circumstances.

Hundreds of Michiganders appeared in his “Riley’s World” human-interest stories, light-hearted takes on the foibles of the human condition.

His work has been recognized with multiple national Associated Press and United Press Inter-national awards for individual reporting, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists Golden Mike and Gabriel awards, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Governor’s Award, AP documentary awards and six Emmys, to name a few. He was also inducted into the Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame in 2012.

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Nancy Clow Farrell

Died: Wednesday, December 04, 2013
Age: 76
Grosse Pointe Farms resident Nancy Clow Farrell, 76, died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, peacefully at home.

She was born Oct. 1, 1937, in Detroit, to Ralph and Lucille Clow and graduated in 1955 from Grosse Pointe High School.

She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Michigan State University in 1959 and a Master of Arts degree from the University of Cincinnati in 1964.

She was the retired owner and president of Promotion Services Inc.

Mrs. Farrell enjoyed gardening (she was a rosarian), knitting and spending time with her grandchildren.

She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Kappa Delta Alpha chapter at MSU.

Mrs. Farrell is survived by her spouse, Lee Farrell; daughters, Elizabeth Russano (Anthony) and Susan Kelly (Brian); son, David Farrell (Theresa) and grandchildren, Benton, Carolyn, Tristan, Ava, Charlotte, Madeline, Tilman and Zachary. She also is survived by her sisters, Maxine Cole and Gail Clow.

She was predeceased by her parents, and brothers, Donald Clow and Curtis Clow.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at Grosse Pointe Memorial Church, 16 Lakeshore, Grosse Pointe Farms.

Donations may be made to Reverence Hospice, St. John Providence Health System Foundation, P.O. Box 673271, Detroit, MI 48267-3271.
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