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Ethan B. Shelton 1903-2014 (Photo: Halbritter Funeral Services)
Lee Jacobsen March 21, 2014 at 12:35 pm
A positive attitude is the key to longevity, there is positive in anything, even Obamacare, as itRead More allows folk to find a use for spending extra money that will help the less fortunate, whether they wanted the healthcare or not. The passengers on the 777 flight are probably safe and secure in Pakistan, held as long term hostages by nefarious folk. Obama will probably win the basketball March madness, since he deems that more important than world affairs, but that's ok, at least something is being accomplished. Keep that positve attitude.
RG March 31, 2014 at 04:40 pm
Considering how long and well he lived, we would be wise to heed his advice! Also, the fact thatRead More his son said that he will "miss his companionship" would imply he was a genuine man. I hope my children will miss that about me one day.
William Clay Ford Sr. died Sunday, March 9, at the age of 88. (Photo: Getty/AFP)
Kenn Bing March 10, 2014 at 07:55 am
My condolences to the Ford Family. In a world of faceless corporations and institutions, it isRead More good to see the roots of such a great company and to know the family is still a part of that corporation!
Matt Jam March 10, 2014 at 11:46 am
The Lions were a mess for so many years . But it was his team and he ran it his wayRead More . Just when they get a really good coach this happens . I think the Lions may make the playoffs . They should dedicate the season to WCF . He was a great man for the city with all his generous contributions and charity work . He will be missed . RIP True Blue Ford man .
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Teresa Mask December 6, 2013 at 02:11 pm
One brave soul can make a huge difference in this world.
Beth Dalbey (Editor) December 9, 2013 at 03:20 pm
He had an amazing capacity for forgiveness. I love this quote: “As I walked out the doorRead More toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn't leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I'd still be in prison.”
Royal Jokester March 27, 2013 at 04:18 pm
RIP in a warm and sunny place!
AnnMarie Mannino September 24, 2013 at 08:20 am
I did not know he passed on til now. I used to watch him when I was a little girl. So bubbly andRead More sunny. A real pleasure to listen to the weather through him. RIP, my friend.
Haulin T Male October 3, 2013 at 09:56 am
Tony, I understand it cant be taught, but many comedians have said they would watch and try to copyRead More another comedian delivery...... a clue to other forecasters wannabees .
Jenny Whalen (Editor) June 7, 2012 at 01:18 pm
Would you believe I never had a Ray Bradbury book assigned during school? Not even college. What isRead More a must-read for anyone?
Maria Finta June 8, 2012 at 03:10 am
I can't imagine not knowing Bradbury's stories! My mom gave me my first one when I was 12 :Read More Dandelion Wine. I loved it--- not really sci-fi, it's about a summer in a boy's childhood-- very mysterious, evocative,even poetic. But I also think that Fahrenheit 451 is an absolute MUST! So relevant , and profound.
Maria Finta June 8, 2012 at 03:12 am
I'm thinking it's time to re-visit all the Bradbury books I can find!!!
Pam Berger June 12, 2012 at 02:21 am
Cassie was in my driver's education class, a model student. She wanted to participate in as manyRead More normal activities as she could while receiving her treatment for her cancer. My sympathies go out to her family and her many friends. Pam Berger
Danielle February 15, 2012 at 02:10 am
4 years ago from today..on valentines day I had just got out of school at LCN and got hit by a carRead More in the parking lot and rushed to the emergency room. Mr. Jackson had gone with me in the ambulance and he sat with me untill he knew that I was ok. He also became close with my family and helped my brother though high school with his special needs. Mr Jackson was a great role model and an amazing principal. He was truly loved and will be extremely missed. RIP Dave Jackson <3
Jenny Whalen (Editor) February 15, 2012 at 02:19 pm
Visitation and funeral information can be found here on the Patch website: http://patch.com/N-ddDh
sandrakay_1@yahoo.com February 17, 2012 at 09:27 pm
Mr Jackson was a great person he will truly be missed prayers go out to his family
nick Pietrykowski February 14, 2012 at 05:03 pm
Coach Jackson was not only a great coach he was a huge mentor to me in my life. "Hard andRead More smart" has been and will be something i will remember him by for the rest of my life! Rip coach! Nick Pietrykowski Richmond basketball
Jenny Whalen (Editor) September 22, 2011 at 06:58 pm
Visitation Friday, Sept. 23, 2011 from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Service Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011 at 12:30Read More p.m. Both the visitation and service will be held at: A. J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Directors, 2600 Crooks Road, Troy, MI 48084
Jaye Mitchell September 22, 2011 at 07:30 pm
Mr. Spreitzer you are one of the best teachers at Chippewa Valley High. He always helped with myRead More work when my teacher wasn't available. I remember my friend Ayanna and I were walking down the hallway in the 9th grade center. We were having a debate about the weirdest thing, and Mr. Spreitzer said something to us and we just laughed. He always had a smile on his face. And his smile will be remembered. We miss you. Rest in Peace<3
Ashley Marie September 23, 2011 at 01:16 am
Mr. Spreitzer, even though I never had you as a teacher, I heard you were an inspiration to manyRead More people. I just wanted to thank you for taking your time to share your knowledge with others, and pushing them to do their best. It takes a good man to do those kinds of things, and that is who you were. The staff and students of Chippewa Valley will miss you. Rest In Peace.
donna fecteau July 10, 2011 at 04:08 pm
What a lovely story Jessica !
Michelle July 10, 2011 at 09:45 pm
Rest in peace, Kyle. We are so saddened by the loss. Your family and friends are in our thoughts andRead More prayers. You were such a good role model for the many students who knew you. God speed.
Sherry Brantley January 13, 2012 at 06:16 am
I hear you Brenda! And until we truly realize that we are all here for a 'time' and not 'all time,'Read More until we begin to take a REALISTIC view and understanding of dying, crossing over, passing, etc, we won't be able to take that next step. For instance, even TODAY, with cell phones, Ipads, Facebook and Twitter, MANY PEOPLE do NOT have LIFE Insurance, Which is really... death insurance. We spend more time deciding what reality show to watch, than we do on making sure our families will be taken care of, and arrangements made PRIOR to it being 'that time.' That is one thing that should be paid for, and taken care of long before it's needed, and instead, we all go on, as if we'll live forever. Then, our families are left to pick up the pieces of our not having done what we should've been mindful of. And YES, choosing if you want to use a service such as that, is a part of that equation. And just for the record, I don't watch t.v.... reality or otherwise, I DO have life insurance, and my wishes are in writing in a legal format. Alas, I wonder how many of these 'contributors' can say even that? But we are not here to judge or condemn one another. We're here to uplift, inspire, motivate and appreciate. And again... whether you understand someone's stance or not, at least have the grace to allow them to have it, and make it in peace.
Danny Stillinger January 13, 2012 at 09:17 am
I backed Kervorkian and I hope somebody helped him out!
ecnalubma January 13, 2012 at 10:15 pm
Rants go on and on here. Dr. Death was the wrong guy to follow as the Poster Child for this cause.Read More People want dignity when their life ends, only to find the insurance company standing by the plug ready to pull it. I have seen many times, as recently as this past December, the insurance company wanting to withhold care and having the families told that they need to make sure things are in place for this persons death. But wait, they are here today, giving meaningful interaction with their families. Until the PROFIT motive is removed from end of life decisions who can you really trust? Dr. Death was denounced by almost every expert, association, and crusader in this cause. If you read what he authored, and watch his taped interviews you will see what a real crack pot he was. Good riddance to bad trash. Good luck in finding a real leader for your cause.
Mary Hess April 11, 2012 at 11:50 am
I pray that we never forget
Ruthann Bajorek May 27, 2012 at 11:28 pm
Thanks to you, we will make a point of visiting the Field of Honor to pay tribute to the fallenRead More soldiers. I wasn't sure what we might do, but now I know. We must never forget.
Dexter Rotary Memorial Day Parade March 21, 2013 at 01:06 am
A memorial wall with the names of the 245 service personnel that died in these conflicts will be onRead More the grounds at the Dexter Memorial Day Ceremony.
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