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Elaine Stritch died Thursday at her home in Birmingham at the age of 89. (Photo: Mike Coppola/Getty )
Sue Czarnecki July 18, 2014 at 02:21 pm
I saw Elaine last year at WSU's Drama School when she won an Apple Award. At 88, although herRead More memory was failing her & in a wheelchair, she still had "stage presence" & spunk. She had a ton of stories & was feisty as could be during the Q & A. I will miss her ... as will Broadway.
Jack Tocco in his 1996 handout photo taken by the FBI.
Dame Bridgid July 17, 2014 at 01:29 pm
I just hope he likes it hot.
Nadja Adolf July 17, 2014 at 02:32 pm
What is wrong with the author of this piece? What "golden age" of homicidal thugs is heRead More hallucinating? Gee, he misses the Golden Age of murders, forced prostitution, loan sharking, extortion, beatings and mutilations. I'd have loved to see this clown's memorializing of Joe Stalin and Idi Amin.
de anne July 21, 2014 at 02:13 am
As long as there is human life on earth..there will be those who benefit from others...organizedRead More crime is a fact of life..it hides behind black robes...badges..elected officials and government...What the author meant, by Golden Years, I believe, was a time when it was actually a part of this country's start..immigrants who were oppressed became the oppressors...part of every history of every country. Now we have unorganized thugs...killing innocents in the street...shooting the wrong people and those who can't aim to save themselves. ..I'm not glorifying the Mafia...but what we have today with the Russian, Mexican and plain street thugs is so much worse...we are all targets...it wasn't that way during those " old" days of organized crime. You can just be walking down a street and your a target for an initiation or you're mistaken for someone or a 2 yr.old is in the way. I'll take the mafia any day over this stupidity.
Maya Angelou, who inspired legions with her voice and activism, has died, her publicist said Wednesday. (Screenshot: CNN video)
Teresa Mask May 28, 2014 at 12:20 pm
"When people show you who they are, believe them the first time."
Lee Jacobsen May 28, 2014 at 05:33 pm
Her poem about inequality fits the Muslim women very well. "Take the blinders from yourRead More vision, take the padding from your ears, and confess you’ve heard me crying, and admit you’ve seen my tears. Equality, and I will be free. Equality, and I will be free."
Joseph Borrajo May 28, 2014 at 06:44 pm
In the pursuit of justice, activism is noble. P3
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.
Kariann Hart April 19, 2014 at 07:41 am
This has absolutely nothing to do with politics. This has to do with a good man looking at lifeRead More from a positive view point. Maybe exercise, good food, and the ability to learn new things.
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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Karena Kaminski November 22, 2013 at 10:23 pm
RIP Deputy Boomer....Thank You for your dedicated service to Oakland County. Deepest sympathy toRead More your Comrades in the OCSD & your Partner & Family.
Karena Kaminski November 22, 2013 at 10:37 pm
RIP Deputy Boomer. Grateful for your dedication & service to Oakland County. Deepest sympathy toRead More your Partner, Family & fellow OCSD Deputies.
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faithgavin6 May 10, 2013 at 01:22 am
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Sandy Tabacchi April 14, 2013 at 11:48 pm
I don't remember seeing memorials before and I like the idea very much. Thanks for posting thisRead More information.
Donna Koehn April 15, 2013 at 09:36 pm
I like this new feature. Please continue to list this information.
Marianne Maurer March 6, 2013 at 03:34 pm
Pat was a mayor of the people, she listened and understood what her constituents wanted from cityRead More government . Pat was fair minded and did not push her wants on her citizens. Fair play and the little guy were as respected as much as the big shooters . She worked for the people she represented and wanted to do much as she could make Rochester Hills their town.
Patricia DeJaeger June 15, 2012 at 09:51 pm
He was a wonderful teacher and co-worker. My daughter who has learning disabilities had Steve. HeRead More sent me his power point presentations weekly, so I could work with her at home. He wanted her to achieve, and I know if he did it for my daughter, he did it for any student who needed support. The bottom line is, he wanted his students to be successful. I hope I can leave the same kind of legacy. He will be greatly missed.
Dano June 17, 2012 at 02:36 pm
Kristen, "secure the perimeter" was something Mr. Shatlz said at the begginning of eachRead More class. A student near the door would then shut and lock the door so that any students late to class would have to wait outside the classroom for a minute or 2 while he finished taking attendence. He always let the late students back in class but you didn't want to be late to Mr Shaltz class.
Justin Schofield June 18, 2012 at 05:13 pm
I have a couple fond memories of the legendary teacher/coach Shaltz. I actually never had him in theRead More classroom but was honored to be coached by him during 3 years on the wrestling team. Some of the classics were his "solid" sayings. One of his favorite words to say, especially when i came in not much overweight. Also during the past season, he would always let me weigh in first because I was cutting the most weight, which meant I could drink and eat first. However, my last memory that I will remember forever is when I asked him only a couple months prior to fill out a recommendation form for National Honor Society. He gave me a 500/10 on character. I will greatly miss Coach Shaltz. R.I.P
Barbara Paarker April 7, 2012 at 11:30 pm
When do you update obituaries ?? Its been the same for over a month
Agnes Bochenek April 20, 2012 at 01:00 pm
Several times a month, flowers are delivered to the OPC from funerals, weddings, banquets, etc.Read More They are rearranged and sent out to the homebound Meals on Wheels recipients. I'd like to read the obituary of the deceased, and thank the family, but find no information in Patch. Could you put in a link to past obituaries?
Kristin Bull April 20, 2012 at 02:06 pm
Hi Agnes. Thanks for the idea; we will work to post more obituaries on Patch.
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