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Brian Kenneth Dalby

Died: Monday, October 23, 2006
Age: 42
Brian Kenneth Dalby, 42, of Grosse Pointe Farms. died unexpectedly of complications from pneumonia and septic shock, on Monday, Oct. 23, 2006.

Mr. Dalby was president of Dalby Corp., a residential real estate development and construction company. He developed The Orchards, a residential and golf community in Washington, Mich., which received critical acclaim and hosted the USGA U.S. Amateur Public Links Golf Championship in 2002.

He was born May 22, 1964, in Ann Arbor on the day of his fatherís graduation from the University of Michigan Law School. He attended Grosse Pointe South High School and graduated from Babson College. Mr. Dalby married Anna Dagmar Ponzi in Boston, Mass., on Aug. 25, 1991. He worked for Dun & Bradstreet in Boston for several years before moving back to Michigan.

Mr. Dalby was an avid outdoorsman, golfer, sailor and skier. He enjoyed days in the woods with his faithful black lab, Maggie, and spending time with his children fishing on Lake St. Clair and Squam Lake in New Hampshire. In recent months he could be seen riding his bicycle along the shores of Lake St. Clair. He had an infectious laugh and an engaging smile. His bow tie was a trademark feature at many events. He was a loving father, husband, son, brother and cousin, and a loyal and dedicated friend to many.

He was a member of the Yondotega Club, Grosse Pointe Club, Goose Lake Club, Detroit Athletic Club, Mill Reef Club (Antigua, West Indies) and of the Board of Governors of the Country Club of Detroit.

He is survived by his wife, Anna Ponzi Dalby; children, Alexandra, Henry and Anna Elisabeth (Isabelle); parents, Ron and Ann Dalby, of Grosse Pointe Farms; and his sister, Jill Dalby (David) Ellison.

He was predeceased by his sister, Sabra Dalby Rightmire.

Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m., on Thursday, Oct. 26, at Christ Church, 61 Grosse Pointe Blvd., with a reception to follow.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Sabra Dalby Rightmire Foundation for Melanoma Education and Research, 2211 East Jefferson, Detroit, MI 48203 or The Golf Scholarship and Enrichment Program for Youth, c/o The Orchards Golf Club, 62900 Campground Rd., Washington, MI 48094.
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