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Donald Class Sponsor (Aldrich)


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Terry Alves

- - August 10th, 2003

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Debbie Pociask (Baker)

July 24th, 1957 - October 19th, 2002

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Elizabeth (Liz) Banks

October 27th, 1957 - September 19th, 2007


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From Patrick Stapleton on May 24th, 2010

Liz was the the first person I meet on my first day of a new school. She went out of her way to help me that day, whenever I come into Michigan, I always tried to look here up. It was a shock to see her picture on the memorial page. Thanks Liz.

Pat Stapleton
 

 

Sandra Beatty

April 24th, 1957 - July 16th, 1993


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From Loren Zeidman on August 14th, 2010
To girl who was a good friend in school, It made me sad when i had leaned of your passing. We had fun growing up.

Rest in Peace Sandy
 
From Tim Humphries on August 15th, 2010
In summer of 1976 I got paired with Sandy on a blind date.Being shy I had never been so close as i was with Sandy.I was her car guy,she had so many friends she was living 5 lives at once.She taught me so much about life.In june of 1993 Gale her sister called me to tell me Sandy was dieing from cervical cancer,I went to see her,she was still her bubbley self.I will never forget her.love Tim
 
From Lynn Daugherty(Harris) on September 5th, 2010

I met Sandy thru a friend of mine. It was when we attended Nankin Mills Jr. High. She was always fun to be around and I remember her as somewhat of a tomboy then. I was shocked when I saw she had passed away. Remember our childhood memories and rest in peace Sandy

                                                Lynn

 

John Bentley

- - May 11th, 2013

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Thomas Carrick

November 12th, 1957 - 1978

Thomas Past away July of 1978 No other details known.

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Robert L (Bob) Christian

May 14th, 1957 - March 25th, 1993

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Robert S. Cislo

May 1st, 1956 - April 11th, 2011

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Randy J Clark

December 10th, 1956 - April 11th, 2011

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James F. (Jim) Cloar

May 25th, 1957 - September 14th, 2012

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Roxanne Engel (Couzens)

April 10th, 1057 - December 13th, 1985

Roxanne's car ran out of gas and she was hit by a car that ran the light as she crossed the street.  She left behind three young son's, Chris, Rick, and Rob, as well as her parents Richard & Dee, and a sister Rhonda.  She is greatly missed & loved by her family.

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Daryl Robert Dohn

February 3rd, 1957 - April 25th, 1992

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Glenda Diamond (Doris)

- - June 1st, 2011

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Keith Elkins

August 12th, 1957 - May 16th, 2000


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From Loren Zeidman on August 14th, 2010
Keith passed away at very young age, he was a great guy and a good friend. Keith you are missed.
 

Karen Beatty (Glover)

June 1st, 1957 - March 12th, 2014

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Mitchell (Mitch) Gray

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Helen Heinrich

- - November 7th, 2011

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Francis (Frank) Principal (Higgins)

June 30th, 1932 - December 19th, 2008



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Francis A. Higgins III, the first principal of Westland John Glenn High School, will be remembered as a Wayne-Westland educator whose humor, dedication and leadership made him a favorite of his students and his colleagues.

He wanted to give every child the opportunity to reach their educational potential, his wife, Elizabeth Higgins, said. Thats what he strived for.

Mr. Higgins, a former Westland resident, retired to Naples, Fla., after a 40-year career in education. He died Dec. 19 at the Avow Hospice facility in Naples following a long illness.

Mr. Higgins taught English at Wayne Memorial High School before he became Glenn High principal in the 1960s, and he also worked as the district assistant superintendent of curriculum. He became superintendent in 1979 of the LâAnse Creuse Public Schools, where an elementary school was named in his honor.

Wayne-Westland Superintendent Greg Baracy expressed sympathy to the family of an educator who Baracy said was highly regarded.

Thats sad news, he said of Mr. Higgins death. âI know he had a great reputation.

Baracy recalled that Mr. Higgins was instrumental in designing Glenn High, part of a row of Wayne-Westland facilities on Marquette between Wayne and Newburgh roads.

Mrs. Higgins, a former Wayne-Westland elementary teacher, also said her husband served as president of the Wayne Rotary Club and once led a statewide organization of school superintendents.

He truly made a difference through his love and devotion to children, she said. He had humor, grace and leadership ability, and he always wanted the children to have the very best.

As an English teacher at Wayne Memorial, the youngsters just loved him,â Mrs. Higgins said. The band would come in and serenade him. The students knew that he was there for them.

She even recalled times when students came to the Higgins home to talk about their troubles and to seek advice.

Former Observer Editor Leonard Poger remembered Mr. Higgins as a very popular principal with an outgoing personality.

Mr. Higgins earned his bachelor of science degree from Eastern Michigan University, his masterâs degree from the University of Michigan and his doctorate from Wayne State University.

Mr. and Mrs. Higgins were married for 56 years. Other survivors include three sons, Francis A. Higgins IV of Cincinnati, Ohio, John Higgins of Tallahassee, Fla., Mark (Vicki) Higgins of Whitmore Lake, Mich.; four grandchildren, Jonathan, Nicholas, Chelsea Elizabeth and Mark Todd; a sister, Joan (Chester) Kendzior of Naples; a brother, Todd (Deborah) Higgins of Waterford, Mich.; and nieces and nephews.

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From Judson Carter on September 23rd, 2010
 Mr Higgins,  

   no matter how much time I spent away from school you were always there to support me.  RIP my good friend.

 
From JGHS Class of 1974 WestlandMichigan on June 12th, 2014
As we, the Class of 1974, shall soon celebrate our 40th Reunion from John Glenn High, we would like to honor our beloved, humorous Principal of three years, Mr. Higgins. He was a great man and mentor.  
 

Kim Hollbuch

- - April 11th, 2014

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Paula Morris (Hood)

August 15th, 1957 - December 3rd, 2009


Per Paula Daughter Chrissy, Paula passed away in her sleep from a blood clot in her lungs.

Rest in Peace Paula

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From Paula Morris on May 14th, 2010
 Paula, remembering all the great times we had in High School, You, Me, Jud and Doug,  Wiil never forget you:)
 
From Judson Carter on June 26th, 2010

Paula Morris

My best friend so dearly missed I wish you the best and God rest your soul.  I hope down the line that we'll see each other again as you help me through tough times and made me laugh like we were kin.

 
From Judson Carter on July 15th, 2010
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Dear Paula,

 my dearest friend.
 I was very sadden to hear of this.  I've seen your's and my mom (your mom) a couple of weeks ago and seen Christina (she reminds me so much of you) her husband who happens to know the father of three of four of my grandkids (small world).  Your grandkids Kaylee, Chistopher and Jessica are wonderful and beautiful!  I know you are a proud mom and grandmom!  Now that you are in heaven please accept my apology for not keeping up with you over the years.  I am truly sorry for that.  Know now that I will be seeing our mom more often and I plan to be part of Chistina's and the childrens lives!  God Bless you.  Love you always,  Love Jud.  You are truly missed!

 

Deborah Roberts (Huber)

November 29th, 1957 - May 1st, 2015

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John Jessen

- - March 18th, 2014

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Mike (Michael) Johnson

November 11th, 1957 - January 17th, 1977


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From Vicki Webster (Johnson) on September 14th, 2010
My brother passed away January 17, 1977.  He was stationed out of Camp LeJeune, NC. Their platoon was on a mission in the Mediterranean Sea (off Barcelona, Spain) when their ship overturned and many men were lost.
 
From Judson Carter on September 23rd, 2010
 Semper Fidelis my fallen friend! 
 
From Jan Beaudrie on October 17th, 2015
Image Thank you for you service and your sacrifice. You will not be forgotten.
 

Terry Johnson

January 16th, 1957 - 1986

Terry past away October 1986 (exact date unknown at this time)

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From Judson Carter on July 28th, 2010
Terry,  you left us many years ago while you were still young.  I hope God's choice in picking you at such a young age has worked out for both of you!  God Bless you!
 
From Dianne (Ripley) Zanley on August 14th, 2010
Terry's wonderful smile and warm personality made hime a great friend... you are missed!
 
From Sheri LeClair on September 11th, 2010
Image  We as The Class of 75 elected the best man as our class President, and  Terry is greatly missed.
 

Joseph Kasparek

April 8th, 1957 - November 15th, 1992


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David Miller


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From Judson Carter on July 29th, 2010
Dave, you are missed!  Remember the "Battle of the bands" at Hershel's house.  You are a good friend of mine and I hope while you were with us on earth that you had a good life.  See you on the otherside my friend!  God Bless you!
 

Colleen O'Hagan

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Steven Offer

August 7th, 1956 - January 4th, 2005


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Steve survived by his wife, Yvonne (Jacques) Offer and his daughter Amy Offer.

 
He worked at Ford Motor Co, Wayne Assembly Plant as a painter,  for almost 30 years. 

 
His passing was unexpected from a heart complication. He last resided in South Lyon, MI.

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Dorothy Dobkowski (Olweean)

July 25th, 1957 - May 25th, 1999


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Carolyn Gauthier (Parks)

October 18th, 1957 - March 9th, 1999


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From Cheryl Levangie Thielen on March 21st, 2010
Loved you Carol!
 

Gregory Rea

- - 1981

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From jeffrey ashford on February 22nd, 2016
cause of death, Murder
 

Gregory Rea

- - September 1st, 1981

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Michael (Mike) Robinson

April 19th, 1957 - June 13th, 2010

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From Steven Lind on August 29th, 2010
Mike was the Best Man at my wedding in 1978. We were the very best of friends. I met him in Jr. High School at Stevenson. We went all through high school together and hung around together with our friends for another 8 years.

I had not seen Mike since 1983, but I never stopped thinking about our friendship and always hoped we'd see each other again. I was truly moved when I learned of his death about 1 month ago.

Thanks for the great memories, Mike.
 

Cathy Serniuk

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From Lynn Daugherty (Harris) on April 6th, 2010
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From THERESA JAMES GENSLAK on May 2nd, 2010
CATHY WAS A NANKIN GIRL- AND A FRIEND OF MINE, A VERY SOFT SPOKEN FUN LOVING GAL. REMEMBER WILDERNESS? MAY THE MEMORIES OF YOUR NANKIN FRIENDS BE WITH YOU. 
 

Sharon Spitler

- - September 25th, 2013

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William Trombley

- - 2012

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Roy Edward Viar Jr.

February 28th, 1957 - June 19th, 1995

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Blaine Wade

May 25th, 1957 - May 21st, 2000


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From THERESA JAMES GENSLAK on May 2nd, 2010
BLAINE WAS A FUN LOVING GUY WITH A GREAT SMILE. ONCE I WENT OUT WITH HIM, BUT ONLY CAUSE HIS OLDER BROTHER, BOB, WHO WAS FRIENDS WITH MY SISTER, JEAN MADE HIM TAKE ME OUT. WE WENT TO A LITTLE PLACE ON PLYMOUTH  NEAR THE MAI KAI FOR SOME DESSERT. HE HAD THIS HUGE WHITE CAR- AND WAS A GENTLEMAN. MAY HE KNOW HE ONCE MADE A YOUNG SCHOOL GIRL HAPPY...
 
From Rene Kiebzak on May 29th, 2010
 When my son was born and we were thinking of names, Blaine came to mind quite easily as I always remembered him being a very nice/friendly guy in several of my classes. He had a comfortable/easy going way of interacting with other "kids"which I really appreciated as I was very shy around my peers; especially the guys.. I remember the day I introduced Blaine to Blaine; as we had lived in  the same subdivision as Blaine and his family. He was quite surprised. My son is now 24 and has a a unique name with a memory I have of a person who was very kind and sweet to me. I will never forget Blaine Wade...
 
From Lola Pavlik on August 15th, 2010
I went to James Madison Elementry with Blaine Wade. He was my first crush when I was in 5th grade. I used to ride my bike to his neighborhood and he would ride over to mine. I remember going to one of our reunions and Blaine and I got to share a dance. It was great to see him after all those years. His wife was so nice. So sad when I heard he had passed away. He was always a very nice guy and never treated anyone badly.
 
From Vikki Wade-Robinson on August 31st, 2010
I thank you all for the tributes you have written about my brother Blaine.  I ooohh so missed by myself and family memebers.  You all see him as a super friendly guy and happy all the time and that was ooohh so true of his charter.  He was there to make you laugh and pick up your spirits when you were down.  He truly missed.  Thank you all again for your kind words.
 
From Rob Kiesling on September 10th, 2010
I grew up a few houses away from Blaine and went from K-12 with him. He was always a fun loving, friendly character who seemed to pull people towards him. His gregarious manner mixed with some serious kookiness, made him many friends. I'll bet most of you remember him too.
We were involved in many a crazy episode as we grew and matured? (mostly we just got older)  thru our school years. I thought we weren't going to make it to our graduation ceremony alive as he passed cars on the shoulder of the freeway because we were late!
He married and had 2 beautiful daughters and became a great father and husband. It's too bad his time on earth was so short. I miss him and his unique ways.
Life is shorter than you think...make the most of it.
 
From Jan Beaudrie on October 17th, 2015
I hadn't seen Blaine since he was a kid. But he was a great kid. As were all the Wade kids. RIP, Blaine. I know your family misses you. ~Jan
 

Vicki Johnson (Wixon)

July 16th, 1957 - August 11th, 2010

Vicki, you will be missed
Rest in Peace

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Wixon, Vicki G, age 53, August 11, 2010. Beloved Wife of Carl. Loving Mother of Carl A, Matthew A, and Kathleen M. Dearest Daughter of Mack and Julia Johnson. Proud Sister of Lisa (Gary) Lemay. Visitation Saturday, 4-8pm at McCabe Funeral Home, 851 N. Canton Center Rd. Canton. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the family. www.mccabefuneralhome.com

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From Mary McEndree Talbert on August 16th, 2010
Dear Vicki,

      To my best friend in High School.  We had such great times that will never be forgotten. Especially taking Drivers Ed together.  I'm so glad we talked last year after all those years.  I was devastated to hear of your passing.  God be with you and your family.  

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Bryan D. Wrenn

February 5th, 1957 - May 8th, 2014

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Bryan was a resident of Batesville, Mississippi at the time of his passing.

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