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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.
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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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.”
Patricia November 22, 2013 at 09:57 am
My sympathy to the family--he after all was a much loved member of the family-and a trusted partner.Read More Sympathy also to the department in his loss. Boomer was special.
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.
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.
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 .
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
Jen Anesi (Editor) March 17, 2012 at 06:25 pm
They're so loyal, and they don't talk... what's not to love about a dog? ;) Thanks, Ed.
Amanda Kirksey March 18, 2012 at 10:40 am
Oh yes, Jen! My hubby says I'm a baby and puppy hoarder, and since we are done with babies... ;)Read More We have three dogs: a Boston Terrier and two Pugs. We just adopted Winnie the Pug back in September. :) Hoping your heart mends quickly.
Patricia March 18, 2012 at 01:36 pm
We have seen 10 dogs slip from our lives-all beaten, battered, old or abandoned. All from sheltersRead More and each one that leaves feels like the first. We have three gracing our lives currently. Mickey, Cooper and Jack-all from shelters with calls from those caring people as we were "last ditch effort"-but they are getting old My heart goes out to you. You and your family did a beautiful thing. Life is short, but shorter for them and thank goodness, her last days were spent where she knew was wanted--so important for the last days to be spent where they are wanted and loved. You gave her that and comfort at the time of her loss as well.
Jack Dolan October 9, 2011 at 07:15 pm
I had the privilidge of knowing Marty for decades as we both practiced law in Macomb County. As manyRead More others have said he was caring and passionate as well as a very skillful attorney. He also was courageous and resilient. I just recently saw him in Oakland Circuit Court where he as always was advocating for his client undistracted by the medical burdens he was shouldering.I walked out of Court that day with a smile and even more respect. Jack Dolan
Gary Uhl October 10, 2011 at 12:45 am
I thank Marty for his service to the City, and for passing that passion on to Trip. I had hoped thatRead More the treatments were working. Our condolences go out to his family.
Beverly Huard October 22, 2011 at 03:02 am
We were so sorry to hear about Marty's death. Our heartfelt sympathy to Leta, Trip and Caitlin.Read More With compassion, Bev & Denny Huard