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Michael D. Scallen

Died: Friday, April 18, 2014
Age: 76
Michael D. Scallen, 76, died Friday, April 18, 2014.

He was born Aug. 6, 1937, to Edwin and Mary (nee McCoy) Scallen. He grew up in Grosse Pointe Park and graduated from University of Detroit Jesuit High School, University of Detroit and U of D Law School.

Prior to beginning law school, Mr. Scallen worked briefly for General Motors. Upon graduation, he practiced in downtown Detroit, ultimately joining his father in the Buhl Building. After his fatherís death in 1984, Mr. Scallen moved his practice to Grosse Pointe Park, and eventually worked out of his Grosse Pointe Farms home.

His family said Mr. Scallen was a competent attorney and compassionate person; his integrity was a foundation of his life. Highly aware of the needs of others, he was a mentor in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program for several years. He was interested in the history of the Civil War, and his travels took him to many battlefield sites. His friendships were wide-ranging and long-lasting.

Mr. Scallen is survived by his brothers, Dan (Alice) and Tom (Jan); nieces and nephews, Mary Beth, Jim, Patrick, Bridget and Danny. He was predeceased by his nephew, Tom (Theresa).

A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 6, at St. Paul on the Lake Catholic Church, 157 Lakeshore, Grosse Pointe Farms. Visitation begins at 9:30 a.m.

Donations may be made to University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy, 8400 S. Cambridge Ave., Detroit, MI 48221 or a charity of your choice.

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