Mary B. Ivano
Mary B. Ivano died in her Grosse Pointe Park home Thursday, Oct. 21, 1999. She was 93.
Mrs. Ivano was born in Montreal, Wis. She is survived by her daughter, Nancy Green.
Interment is at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Detroit. Funeral arrangements were handled by Verheyden Funeral Home.
Adolph R. Linclau
Former City of Grosse Pointe resident Adolph R. Linclau, of Detroit, died at St. John Hospital and Medical Center on Monday, Oct. 18, 1999. He was 88.
Mr. Linclau was born in Kansas City, Kan., and was the owner of The New Brick Inn in Grosse Pointe Farms, the owner of Woods Bike and Hobby Shop in Grosse Pointe Woods and was a retiree from the Chrysler Corp. where he worked at the Jefferson Assembly Plant. He also served as a private in the Belgian Army.
Mr. Linclau was a member of the Belgian American Association, the Belgian American Century Club, the Easy Riders Bicycle Club, the Cadieux Cafe Feather Bowlers Club and the Breakfast Club. He enjoyed gardening, cycling, machine repair, painting, feather bowling and travel.
Survivors include two daughters, Mary Ann Kelly and Denise; three sons, Ronald, John and James; a sister, Emma Demeulenaere; and 14 grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Mary DeWolf and a son, Lawrence.
A funeral Mass for Mr. Linclau was celebrated at St. Paul Catholic Church on Saturday, Oct. 23. Interment is at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Detroit. Funeral arrangements were handled by Verheyden Funeral Home.
Memorial gifts may be sent to Meals to the Homebound, Bon Secours/Cottage Heath Services, 468 Cadieux Rd., Grosse Pointe, MI 48230.
Martha Jean Merry
Grosse Pointe Farms resident Martha Jean Merry died Thursday, Oct. 21, 1999, at the age of 91.
Mrs. Merry was born in Detroit, was a 1930 graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and was a homemaker.
Mrs. Merry was a founding member and early officer of IBEX, held various offices with the National Farm and Garden Club and the National Society of Colonial Dames of America in the state of Michigan, was a past president of the Grosse Pointe University School Parents Association, and was a member of the Country Club of Detroit and the Bayview Yacht Club. She enjoyed travel and golf.
Mrs. Merry is survived by a daughter, Helen Jean Dodenhoff; a son, Peter Dodenhoff; a step-son, J. Thomas Whitehead and two grandchildren. She was predeceased by her first husband, Charles Dodenhoff and her second husband, Ellis.
A funeral service for Mrs. Merry was held Monday, Oct. 25 at Verheyden Funeral Home. Interment is at Woodlawn Cemetery in Detroit.
Memorial gifts may be sent to the Neighborhood Club.
Irene Wilson Peattie
A memorial service will be held Friday, Oct. 29 at Christ Church Grosse Pointe at 4 p.m. for former City of Grosse Pointe resident Irene Wilson Peattie. Mrs. Peattie died Saturday, Oct. 32 at Savannah Square In Savannah, Ga. She was 97.
Mrs. Peattie was born in Detroit and was a 1918 graduate of Highland Park High School and a 1923 graduate of Michigan Agricultural College (now Michigan State University).
Mrs. Peattie was a 50-year volunteer with the American Red Cross at Bon Secours, Marine and Grace hospitals. She was also a member of the Lochmoor Club, the Detroit Yacht Club, the Detroit Athletic Club and the Women's City Club.
Mrs. Peattie is survived by a daughter, Janet Insley; a son, William; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, William.
A private burial will be held at Clinton Grove in Mount Clemens. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Verheyden Funeral Home.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Southeast Michigan chapter of the American Red Cross.
John D. Rose
Grosse Pointe Woods resident John D. Rose died after a heart attack at St. John Hospital and Medical Center on Sunday, Oct. 17, 1999. He was 52.
Mr. Rose was born in Detroit and was a graduate of Cooley High School in Detroit and attended the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit and Lawrence Institute of Technology in Southfield. He was an architectural designer for the Woodbury Design Group, Ford and Earl and Engles & Associates, and John Rose and Associates.
Mr. Rose is survived by his wife, Marilyn Kavalko-Rose; daughter, Jenna; three sons, Nicholas, Sean and James; and a brother, Bill.
A funeral service for Mr. Rose was held at Verheyden Funeral Home on Wednesday, Oct. 20.
Memorial gifts may be sent to the Nicholas Rose Educational Fund, Notre Dame High School, 20254 Kelly, Harper Woods, MI 48225.
Sibyl Lillian Shell
A memorial service for former Grosse Pointe Shores resident Sibyl Lillian Shell will be held Saturday, Nov. 6 at 11 a.m. at A.H. Peters Funeral Home in Grosse Pointe Woods. Mrs. Shell, 84, of Sterling Heights, died Wednesday, Oct. 20, 1999.
Mrs. Shell was born in Hamtramck and was a 1934 graduate of the University of Michigan. She taught romance languages at Pershing and Mackenzie high schools in Detroit and at Marygrove College. She was also a homemaker and a former restaurant manager.
Mrs. Shell was a two-term president of the Polish Aid Society, a member of the Catholic Youth Organization and a former Girl Scout and Brownie leader. She enjoyed traveling, gardening and bridge.
Survivors include two daughters, Susan Shell-Wnetrzak and Carol Shell Sapala; a son, Henry and a brother, John Magielski. She was predeceased by her husband, Henry.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by A.H. Peters Funeral Home.
Memorial gifts may be sent to the Michigan Humane Society and the Anti-Cruelty Society.
Rex L. Brophy
Rex L. Brophy, of Grosse Pointe Farms and Vero Beach, Fla., died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2000. He was 78.
Mr. Brophy was born in Detroit and attended Detroit's Mackenzie High School and Dennison University where he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. He served in the U.S. Air Force as a pilot during World War II. He was president and CEO of Brophy Co., a company founded by his father.
Mr. Brophy was an avid sports enthusiast and enjoyed football and golf. He was a member of the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club, Detroit Golf Club, Otsego Ski Club, John's Island Golf Club and Bent Pines Golf Club.
Mr. Brophy is survived by his wife of 52 years, Virginia "Sissy," two brothers, Howard and James; and seven nieces and nephews.
A memorial service for Mr. Brophy was held Friday, Feb. 18 at First Presbyterian Church in Vero Beach. A memorial service will be planned in the Grosse Pointe area in late spring.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Disease Foundation, 919 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1000, Chicago, IL 60611-1676; Indian River Memorial Hospital, 1000 36th Street, Vero Beach, FL 32960 or the Center for the Arts, 3001 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach, FL 32963.
Peter Clayton Duckett
Former Grosse Pointe Farms resident Peter Clayton Duckett, of Damariscotta, Maine, died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2000. He was 77.
Mr. Duckett was born in Birmingham and attended the Grosse Pointe Public Schools. During World War II, he worked as an aircraft armorer and tow-reel operator in the U.S. Air Force. He worked for the U.S. Rubber Co., Chrysler Corp. and Ford Motor Co. While in Maine, he worked as a poultry man and a house and boat painter.
Mr. Duckett is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; two sons, Duff Ward and Peter Dubois; two daughters, Amy Lessner and Elise Lisle; and five grandchildren. He was predeceased by his sisters, Elizabeth and Marion.
A private funeral service for Mr. Duckett is being planned.
Gabriel P. Dype
Former Grosse Pointe Woods resident Gabriel P. Dype died in his Miami home on Monday, Jan. 31, 2000. He was 77.
Mr. Dype worked in television sales at Blair Television for 29 years before retiring from WPTV. He was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Air Force photo intelligence unit. He was also a fourth degree and past grand knight with the Knights of Columbus at St. Joan of Arc Church.
Mr. Dype is survived by his wife of 57 years, Mary Anne; two daughters, Theresa Purchase and Lori Dale; two sons, David and Thomas; a sister, Jean Kamlay; and seven grandchildren.
A memorial service for Mr. Dype was held Saturday, Feb. 19 at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in St. Clair Shores.
Condolences can be mailed to 6201 S.W. 116th Place, Miami, FL 33173.