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Refka Simon

Died: Wednesday, October 03, 2012
Age: 82
Refka Simon, 82, died Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012.She was the beloved wife of Anthony, who predeceased her and loving mother of Mona, John, Lawrence (Virginia) and Ronald (Kristine) Simon. She was also the loving grandmother of Jenna, Jacob, Joseph and Anthony and dear sister of Sue Stchyrba and Louie Bou-Sleiman. She was predeceased by her parents Bakhos and Latifa, brothers and sisters, Mahab, Betty, Joseph, Mason and Terese.A funeral Mass was celebrated Oct. 8 at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, Grosse Pointe Woods.Share a memory at ahpeters.com.

James Harrington

Died: Tuesday, October 02, 2012
Age: 76
Harrington, 76, of Grosse Pointe Woods, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012.He is survived by his beloved wife, Patricia; daughter, Bridget; son, Jay (Heather); granddaughter, Madison, and a wide network of extended family, friends and former colleagues. Mr. Harrington was born in Woonsocket, R.I., Aug. 13, 1936, and grew up in Greenwich, Conn., with his mother, four sisters and brother. He was an outstanding athlete, and served his country as a member of the U.S. Army. Following his service, he attended the University of Hartford where he excelled at baseball and basketball. He was an initial inductee into the University of Hartford Athletic Hall of Fame, the basketball team’s most valuable player award is named the “Jim Harrington Award. His passion for sports continued later in life. He coached many youth sports in Grosse Pointe, from soccer to basketball to baseball, and was an avid golfer.Mr. Harrington began his career as a teacher and became a special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Early on in his career with the FBI, he was transferred to the Mount Clemens field office and settled with his family in Grosse Pointe. He finished his career at the FBI’s Detroit headquarters. His areas of responsibility included training and liaison activities with other law enforcement agencies, as well as criminal profiling and hostage negotiation.A memorial gathering will begin at 10 a.m., immediately followed by Mass at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 13, at St. Lucy Catholic Church, 23401 Jefferson Ave., St. Clair Shores.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142. Share a memory at ahpeters.com.

Henry M Marchand

Died: Tuesday, October 02, 2012
Age: 89
Henry M. Marchand, 89, died peacefully Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, at St. John Hospital and Medical Center in Detroit.He was born Oct. 12, 1922, in Detroit, to Frank and Godlieve Marchand. He graduated from Grosse Pointe High School in 1940 and served in the U. S. Army as a Military Police Officer from 1943 through 1945. He was a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Academy and received a master’s degree in criminal justice. Mr. Marchand was a long time public safety officer in Grosse Pointe Woods and retired in 1977 as Director of Public Safety. He continued his career at Cottage Hospital in Grosse Pointe Farms and retired in 1987 as its Director of Security.Mr. Marchand loved everything about the water including boating, fishing and spending time at his winter home in Melbourne, Fla. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police, Grosse Pointe Senior Men’s Club, Roose-Vanker Post 286, American Legion in St. Clair Shores, the VFW 1146 Bruce Post in St. Clair Shores, the Wayne County Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police and the Belgian American Club.Mr. Marchand is survived by his wife of 29 years, Maryanne; stepchildren, James Blondell (Mary) and Mary Cesulski (Paul); grandchildren, Annabella, Jimmy and Bridgett and siblings, Phyllis Cunningham, Doris Sorenson and Janice Williams.A funeral Mass was celebrated Oct. 6 at St. Paul on the Lake Catholic Church, Grosse Pointe Farms. Donations may be made to Grosse Pointe Animal Adoption Society, 296 Chalfonte, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236.Share a memory at ahpeters.com.

William Hugh Henderson M.D.

Died: Tuesday, October 02, 2012
Age: 90
Former Grosse Pointe resident William Hugh Henderson M.D., 90, died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, in Lake Worth, Fla.He was born in Detroit to William E. Henderson M.D. and Frieda (nee Sigle) Henderson and graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine in 1947. He maintained a private practice in cardiology and internal medicine in Detroit for 53 years.Dr. Henderson served in the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean War attaining the rank of captain.He enjoyed boating and golfing. He was a former president of the WSU School of Medicine Alumni Association; a former member of the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club, Lochmoor Club, Grosse Pointe Hunt Club, Detroit Yacht Club and the Grosse Pointe Senior Men’s Club. He also was an associate professor at the WSU School of Medicine.Dr. Henderson is survived by his daughters, Karole August and Sandra Stylianou (Stelios). He was predeceased by his son, David and brother, Fred. Services were held in Lake Worth.

Kenneth Lucian McCoy

Died: Saturday, September 29, 2012
Age: 88
Former Grosse Pointe resident Kenneth Lucian McCoy, 88, passed away suddenly Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012.He was born Jan. 27, 1924, in Snyder, Texas, to Charles Augusta McCoy and Lucy Clotiel McCoy. When he was 10, the family moved to northwest Louisiana near Elm Grove, where his father was a cotton farmer.Mr. McCoy attended Louisiana State University on an ROTC scholarship. He left his sophomore year to train to be a pilot in the U.S. Army Air Corps, and served as a B24 instructor during the World War II. At war’s end, he returned to LSU and earned a degree in aeronautical engineering with a minor in mechanical engineering.Mr. McCoy entered a doctoral program at Cornell University where he met Mary Lou Patterson in the registration line his first week. He left Cornell to return to LSU and started a crop dusting business and was a flight instructor for the LSU flight school. While a graduate student at LSU, he also was an instructor.After graduating from LSU, he married Mary Lou and moved to Grosse Pointe. He worked for the airplane division of General Motors and also was an instructor at Wayne State University, where he was pursuing a graduate degree.Upon the death of his father-in-law, he took over the family company and developed it into K.L. McCoy & Associates, which did engineering consulting and represented HVAC manufacturers.After his wife’s death, Mr. McCoy married Florence Turner of Baton Rouge, retired from K.L. McCoy & Assoc. and moved to Baton Rouge. He and his wife enjoyed years of traveling and fun with their buddies in the Claycut Road Country Club. He loved gardening, refinishing antique furniture and caning chairs for family and friends, and playing tennis.After Florence’s death, Mr. McCoy developed a loving relationship with her friend, Snookie Daniel, that endured until her untimely passing.He was predeceased by his parents, his wife Mary Lou; wife Florence; very special friend Snookie Daniel; his brother, Charles Augusta; twin sisters, Marge McFerren and Marion Mardis; and a son, Thomas Stewart McCoy.He is survived by “his three families.” His immediate family includes his daughter, Rebecca McCoy and husband, Dan Simpkins; son, John; son, David and wife, Mary Ann; son, Todd and wife, Carol; grandchildren, Sarah Simpkins, Ben Simpkins, Alex McCoy, Jack McCoy, David McCoy Jr., Karlyn McCoy, Michael McCoy, Andrew McCoy, Courtney McCoy, Kevin McCoy and Kyle McCoy. He also is survived by his stepchildren, Jim Turner, II and wife, Deborah; Florence Turner Bethard and husband, Jim; Lib Turner Gilreath and husband, Scott; and Martha Turner Thompson and husband, Kim; step-grandchildren, Sarah Anne Turner, Jim Turner III and Scott Turner, Jay Bethard, Shirley Bethard Hagemeier and husband, Todd, Henry Bethard, Ben Bethard and wife, Meg, Courtney Gilreath Manship and husband, Matt, Philip Gilreath and wife, Andrea, Martha Gilreath, Scott Gilreath, Allen Gilreath, Turner Gilreath, Tab Hirschey, Virginia Hirschey, Ann Thompson and McKinley Thompson; and step-great-grandchildren, Chloe Gilreath, Bennett Austin, Lex Tangman, Gray Bethard and Eli Hagemeier.He also is survived by his adopted family, Danny Daniel and wife, Lori, Colleen Daniel Williams and husband, James, Pam Daniel Anderson and husband, Jeff, and their children, Kristen Daniel James, Matt Daniel, Annie Grace Williams, Catherine Williams, Gunther Anderson and Grace Anderson.

A memorial service and interment ceremony will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, at Christ Church, Grosse Pointe, 61 Grosse Pointe Blvd., Grosse Pointe Farms. A reception will follow at the church.,Donations may be to the American Cancer Society, at cancer.org.

Kenneth Lucius McCoy

Died: Saturday, September 29, 2012
Age: 88
A memorial service and interment ceremony will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at Christ Church, Grosse Pointe, 61 Grosse Pointe Blvd., Grosse Pointe Farms for former Grosse Pointe resident Kenneth Lucius McCoy. A reception will follow at the church.

Mr. McCoy, 88, passed away suddenly Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012.

He was born Jan. 27, 1924, in Snyder, Texas, to Charles Augustus McCoy and Lucy Clotiel McCoy. When he was 10, the family moved to northwest Louisiana near Elm Grove, where his father was a cotton farmer.

Mr. McCoy attended Louisiana State University on an ROTC scholarship. He left his sophomore year to train to be a pilot in the U.S. Army Air Corps, and served as a B24 instructor during the World War II. At war’s end, he returned to LSU and earned a degree in aeronautical engineering with a minor in mechanical engineering.

Mr. McCoy entered a doctoral program at Cornell University where he met Mary Lou Patterson in the registration line his first week. He left Cornell to return to LSU and star-ted a crop dusting business and was a flight instructor for the LSU flight school. While a graduate student at LSU, he also was an instructor.

After graduating from LSU, he married Mary Lou and moved to Grosse Pointe. He worked for the airplane division of General Motors and also was an instructor at Wayne State University, where he was pursuing a graduate degree.

Upon the death of his father-in-law, he took over the family company and developed it into K.L. McCoy & Associates, which did engineering consulting and represented HVAC manufacturers.

After his wife’s death, Mr. McCoy married Florence Turner of Baton Rouge, retired from K.L. McCoy & Assoc. and moved to Baton Rouge. He and his wife enjoyed years of traveling and fun with their buddies in the Claycut Road Country Club. He loved gardening, refinishing antique furniture and caning chairs for family and friends, and playing tennis.

After Florence’s death, Mr. McCoy developed a loving relationship with her friend, Snookie Daniel, that endured until her untimely passing.

He was predeceased by his parents, his wife, Mary Lou; wife, Florence; very special friend, Snookie Daniel; his brother, Charles Augusta; twin sisters, Marge McFerren and Marion Mardis; and a son, Thomas Stewart McCoy.

He is survived by “his three families.” His immediate family includes his daughter, Rebecca McCoy and husband, Dan Simpkins; son, John; son, David and wife, Mary Ann; son, Todd and wife, Carol; grandchildren, Sarah Simpkins, Ben Simpkins, Alex McCoy, Jack McCoy, David McCoy Jr., Karlyn McCoy, Michael McCoy, Andrew McCoy, Courtney McCoy, Kevin McCoy and Kyle McCoy. He also is survived by his stepchildren, Jim Turner, II and wife, Deborah; Florence Turner Bethard and husband, Jim; Lib Turner Gilreath and husband, Scott; and Martha Turner Thompson and husband, Kim; step-grandchildren, Sarah Anne Turner, Jim Turner III and Scott Turner, Jay Bethard, Shirley Bethard Hagemeier and husband, Todd, Henry Bethard, Ben Bethard and wife, Meg, Courtney Gilreath Manship and husband, Matt, Philip Gilreath and wife, Andrea, Martha Gilreath, Scott Gilreath, Allen Gilreath, Turner Gilreath, Tab Hirschey, Virginia Hirschey, Ann Thompson and McKinley Thompson; and step-great-grandchildren, Chloe Gilreath, Bennett Austin, Lex Tangman, Gray Bethard and Eli Hagemeier.

He also is survived by his adopted family, Danny Daniel and wife, Lori; Colleen Daniel Williams and husband, James; Pam Daniel Anderson and husband, Jeff; and their children, Kristen Daniel James, Matt Daniel, Annie Grace Williams, Catherine Williams, Gunther Anderson and Grace Anderson.

Donations may be to the American Cancer Society, at cancer.org.

Barbara Jeanne Pfotenhauer

Died: Saturday, September 22, 2012
Age: 78
Barbara Jeanne Pfotenhauer, 78, of Port Huron, passed away Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012.

She was born Oct. 26, 1933, in Detroit, to Ottmar and Elda Waldow of Grosse Pointe Farms, and married Otto Pfotenhauer May 15, 1982, in Detroit.

Mrs. Pfotenhauer was a longtime member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Port Huron.

She is survived by three nephews, Mark Hyssong (Andrea), Paul Hyssong (Sally) and Philip Hyssong (Angie).

She was predeceased by her husband, Otto, in January 2011, and her parents.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at Trinity Luth-eran Church, 1517 10th Street, Port Huron. Visitation begins at 10 a.m. The Rev. Gerhardt Doroh will officiate.

Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery, Port Huron.

Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, 1517 10th Street, Port Huron, MI 48060.

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Mirvan Luther Hayes III

Died: Thursday, September 20, 2012
Age: 83
Grosse Pointe Woods resident Mirvan Luther Hayes III, 83, passed away peacefully Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012, surrounded by people he loved.

He was born Aug. 30, 1929, in Detroit. He was the owner of Hayes Grinding, the oldest manufacturing company in Detroit. He was proud to continue this family business begun in 1870 by his grandfather and still operating in the Rivertown section of the city.

Mr. Hayes was a member of Historic Trinity Lutheran Church in Detroit where he served as usher. He proudly served 31 years on the Grosse Pointe Woods Police Auxiliary.

He was deeply involved in the printing industry of Michigan and Ohio. He served as a member and former president of the Detroit Litho Club, member and former president of Printing House Craftsmen and was a recipient of the Ben Franklin award for excellence in the graphic arts industry. Hayes Grinding was recognized by both the Detroit City Council and the Printing Industry of Michigan for more than 100 years of distinguished service to the graphic arts industry.

Mr. Hayes is survived by his loving wife, Barbara A. Hayes (nee Romain); sons, Mirvan Hayes IV (Gregory T. Borich) and Christopher Hayes (Lora) and grandchildren, Madison and Caitlyn Hayes.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, at Historic Trinity Lutheran Church, 1345 Gratiot, Detroit. Visitation begins at 10 a.m. at the church.

Donations may be made to Historic Trinity Lutheran Church, 1345 Gratiot, Detroit, MI 48207 or the animal welfare organization of the donor’s choice.

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Frank Couzens

Died: Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Age: 57
Grosse Pointe Farms and Harbor Springs resident Frank Couzens III, 57, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, surrounded by his family and friends.

Mr. Couzens, whose career began in advertising, was senior vice president of marketing for Jackson Dawson Communica-tions. His family said he was respected and appreciated by team members and clients for his loyalty, intuitive finesse and dedication.

In 1981, following in the footsteps of his father, Frank Couzens Jr., grandfather, Frank Couzens, and great-grandfather, James Couzens, he became a member of the Detroit Athletic Club. He appreciated and enjoyed Detroit’s diamonds in the rough, and loved going to Tigers games via the DAC Pavilion, the auto show and sailing the Bayview Mackinac Race for 25 years. He cherished evenings spent watching his daughters row on the Detroit River from the Detroit Boat Club on Belle Isle.

Mr. Couzens was an avid skier, and one of his favorite places in the world was Nubs Nob in northern Michigan. The lifelong friendships he forged there fostered some of his most treasured moments and memories. He enjoyed the water; sailing, boating, and just enjoying the view, especially on Lake St. Clair and Little Traverse Bay.

He was a board member of The Children’s Center of Detroit and a member of Bayview Yacht Club, the Detroit Athletic Club and The Hundred Club of Detroit.

Mr. Couzens is survived by his wife of 30 years, Robin Couzens; daughters, Alison Couzens and Whitney Couzens; father, Frank Couzens Jr. (Linda); sisters, Joan Cliff (Tom), Margaret Crandall (Michael, deceased) and Carol Marantette (Larry) and brothers, Bill Couzens (Marion) and John Couzens (Melinda).

He was predeceased by his mother, Joan Couzens, and sister, Anne Couzens.

A Mass and celebration of life was held Sept. 25 at St. Paul on the Lake Catholic Church, Grosse Pointe Farms

Donations may be made to The Children’s Center of Detroit, 79 Alexandrine St. West, Detroit, MI 48201; Little Traverse Conservancy, 3264 Powell Road, Harbor Springs, MI 49740; or Next Generation Choices Foundation The Less Cancer Campaign, 1247 Washington Road, Rye, NH 03870.

Bob Cavanaugh

Died: Monday, September 17, 2012
Age: 80
Former Grosse Pointe resident Bob Cavanaugh, 80, died Monday, Sept. 17, 2012. He was a resident of Sarasota, Fla.

Mr. Cavanaugh is survived by his wife, Bobbie; daughters, Chris Ross (Stephen) and Cherie Hodge (Matthew); brother, Jim Cavanaugh and grandchildren, Cydney Ross, Conor Ross, Cameron Ross and Carly Ross.

Visitation will be held from 1 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, at Toale Brothers funeral Home, 40 N. Orange Ave., Sarasota. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, at St. Martha Catholic Church, 200 N. Orange Ave. Sarasota.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to TideWell Hospice, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238.
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