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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 .
Msgr. William H. Easton (shown celebrating Midnight Mass in 2009) passed away on Dec. 29. Credit: Daniel Hauck
Ray Smith December 29, 2013 at 05:47 pm
How sad. I attended the Shrine for a time and Easton seemed like a solid individual and veryRead More passionate for the faith. He will be missed.
Maria Tierney Koehn December 30, 2013 at 05:14 pm
A soul was shot December 28, 2013 in Farmington Hills and now Monsignor has gone to to The Lord too.Read More So young, so sad. God bless them both may Eternal rest, grant unto them O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. Being a peacemaker is what it is all about. To we the people; to those in and out of the womb, to the poor, to the confused, to all shades of skin, to the sinner ... God calls us to His Mercy and to show Mercy. Our pain is great that we carry but it becomes greater if we place our pain on anyone else but Jesus. It is for eternal wellness we give up sin. Wellness with God and a hope for eternal wellness for our family and friends, eternal wellness for our neighbors we share our time on Earth with. It is for Peace. It is Peace. Peace. "PEACE ON EARTH TO MEN OF GOOD WILL." - God's Messenger 1st Christmas Peace begins at home. I will work harder at it. So Thankful for Fr. Bill being a Priest so that I could receive Jesus in my First Holy Communion from him, many moons ago. Thankful for his prayers for us. It is grand being back in the fold. Please keep praying for all of us Monsignor Easton. I remember as a child Father Bill at St. Mary's waiting to say good bye to all the parishioners after Mass. He would stand outside of church in front of the Rectory with his huge Saint Bernard dog Gum Drop (properly named :) ) He was very kind to us kids and we loved him and his dog. Always a joy to say hello or goodbye to, except today. May The Lord comfort the Families.
jane rock January 1, 2014 at 10:41 pm
Prayers for the Easton family, friends, & parish. RIP Most Reverend Monsignor Easton. You willRead More be dearly missed by all.
Donald G. Bishop, 75
Judy Davids (Editor) December 10, 2013 at 07:34 am
I had the opportunity to interview Don once about a mighty oak tree. He was a greatRead More conversationalist. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.
Sally Yago, a paraprofessional in the Royal Oak School System, is shown here with William Davids in 2011. Credit: Judy Davids
Judy Davids (Editor) November 26, 2013 at 05:08 pm
We will never forget Mrs. Yago and all she did for the Davids boys at Longfellow Elementary in RoyalRead More Oak. Our hearts are broken. We are so happy we had a chance to run into her a few years ago and tell her how much we loved her and what she meant to us.
Michele Corey November 26, 2013 at 09:05 pm
Mrs. Yago was an amazing inspiration to my son, Colin. She had a huge heart. She will be missed.