Former Grosse Pointe Farms resident Edwin "Ed" Barbour Henry, Jr., of Nipomo, Calif., died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2000. He was 77.
Mr. Henry was born in Cleveland. He started his career as a sales manager for Northwest and Sabina airlines, followed by many years in the travel agency industry. He was most recently associated with commercial television production in Michigan, Toronto, New York City, Chicago and California. He also served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II as an armaments chief.
Mr. Henry enjoyed sailing, golf and music.
Survivors include his wife, Ola; four daughters, Michelle Schultz, Suzanne Valoczki, Lynn West and Cynthia Jones; two step-sons, Allen Cook and W. Glenn Cook; a sister, Joan Twohey; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
A memorial service for Mr. Henry was held Friday, Feb. 18 at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Arroyo Grande, Calif.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Metropolitan Opera, Lincoln Center, New York, NY 10023.
Charles Massey Huber
Grosse Pointe Park resident Charles "Chuck" Massey Huber died after a lengthy illness on Friday, Feb. 11, 2000. He was 52.
Mr. Huber was a Grosse Pointe High School graduate and was a private first class in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War.
Mr. Huber is survived by his mother, Helen.
A memorial service for Mr. Huber will be held at Grosse Pointe Memorial Church on Saturday, Feb. 26 at 2 p.m. He will be interred at the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to the Marine Corps League, Macomb County Detachment, 24534 Flower, Eastpointe, MI 48021.
Helen Kowalski died in her Grosse Pointe Farms home on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2000 of complications of ovarian cancer. She was 84.
Mrs. Kowalski was born in Detroit and was retired from Cottage Hospital where she worked in the central supply department.
Mrs. Kowalski was a member of the Neighborhood Club, the Grosse Pointe War Memorial and the American Association of Retired Persons. She enjoyed travel, hockey, baseball, crafts and senior club activities.
Mrs. Kowalski is survived by a sister, Bernice Forest, and a brother, Ted Koss. She was predeceased by her husband, Richard; a daughter, Barbara; a sister, Irene Duttman; and a brother, Stephan Koss.
A funeral Mass for Mrs. Kowalski was celebrated Friday, Feb. 18 at St. Paul Catholic Church. Interment is at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Detroit. Funeral arrangements were handled by Verheyden Funeral Home.
Memorial gifts may be sent to Cottage Hospice, 19701 Vernier, Suite 280, Harper Woods, MI 48225.
City of Grosse Pointe resident William Montgomery died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000 at St. John Hospital and Medical Center in Detroit at the age of 77.
Mr. Montgomery was born in Detroit and moved with his bride to the City of Grosse Pointe in 1948 so he, an ardent sailor, could enjoy being near the water.
Returning home after four years in the U.S. Army Air Corps, he was hired by Michigan Bell Telephone Co. While he held the position of general defense coordinator for the company, he was appointed by Gov. George Romney to the Civil Defense Advisory Council of Michigan. After 33 years, he retired from Michigan Bell as a division manager. He also served as a City of Grosse Pointe council member from 1979-89.
Mr. Montgomery was a member of the Grosse Pointe United Methodist Church where he served as usher, choir director, lay leader, chairman of the administrative board, and member of the council of ministries and the board of trustees. As a Mason, he received his 33rd degree from the Detroit Consistory and became commander-in-chief. He was a member and past president of the Senior Men's Club of Grosse Pointe and a former trustee of Services for Older Citizens. He served on the boards of the Grosse Pointe City Foundation, League of Women Voters Education Fund, the Grosse Pointe Symphony Association and the Grosse Pointe Cable Advisory Board. He was also a delegate to the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments.
Mr. Montgomery is survived by his wife, Evelyn; a daughter, Lynne Davidson; three sons, William, Thomas and Robert; and nine grandchildren.
A memorial service for Mr. Montgomery was held Saturday, Feb. 19 at Grosse Pointe United Methodist Church. Interment is at the church's memorial garden. Funeral arrangements were handled by the Michigan Cremation Society.
Memorial gifts may be sent to the Grosse Pointe United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 211 Moross, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236.
Daniel Joseph O'Loughlin
Former Grosse Pointe Shores resident Daniel Joseph O'Loughlin died in his Conyers, Ga., home on Monday, Jan. 10, 2000. He was 60.
Mr. O'Loughlin was born in Detroit and was a graduate of Catholic Central High School and the University of Notre Dame. He was formerly the owner and president of J.L. O'Loughlin Co., a mechanical contractor, and was president of the Mechanical Contractors of America.
Mr. O'Loughlin is survived by his wife of 35 years, Shelia; two daughters, Maura Davis and Kiely Donaldson; a son, Corey; four sisters, Mary Ann Szydlowski, Lynne DeGrande, Margaret Campbell and Patricia Cecile; two brothers, John and William; and four grandchildren. He was predeceased by a sister, Merla, and a brother, James.
A memorial Mass for Mr. O'Loughlin was celebrated Thursday, Feb. 10 at St. Lucy Catholic Church in St. Clair Shores.
Memorial gifts may be sent to Hospice of Atlanta, Karamanos Cancer Institute or St. John Cancer Center.
Aline Underhill Orten, Ph.D.
Aline Underhill Orten, Ph.D., of Grosse Pointe Farms, died of renal failure on Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2000 at St. John Hospital and Medical Center. She was 93.
Dr. Orten received her doctorate degree in biochemistry from Yale University before coming to teach and do research at Wayne University School of Medicine before World War II. While she was there, she built the first amino acid analyzer, the second in the country.
Dr. Orten was also a gardener, photographer and designed women's clothing.
Dr. Orten was predeceased by her husband, James.
Plans for a memorial service are incomplete
Fred J. Potvin
A memorial Mass will be celebrated Saturday, March 11 at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church at 10 a.m. for Grosse Pointe Park resident Fred J. Potvin. Mr. Potvin, 97, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2000 in Naples, Fla.
Mr. Potvin was born in Ottawa and graduated from Ottawa University before coming to Detroit to become a pharmacist. He then graduated from the Detroit College of Law in 1929 and became an attorney. During World War II, he served on the OPA Board and the Selective Service Board.
Mr. Potvin was active in many fraternal and civic organizations and was a parishioner at St. Matthew Catholic Church in Detroit and St. Clare of Montefalco Catholic Church. He was a member of the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Michigan, the Detroit Bar Association, the Kiwanis Cub, the Gabriel Richard council of the Knights of Columbus, the Detroit Yacht Club and the Glades Country Club in Naples.
Mr. Potvin is survived by a daughter, Patricia Moran, a son, John; five grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Mr. Potvin will be interred with his wife, Esther, who passed away in 1991, at Resurrection Cemetery in Clinton Township.
Memorial gifts may be sent to the St. Vincent DePaul Society.
Clyde Harrington Thomson, Sr.
Clyde Harrington Thomson, Sr., died in his Grosse Pointe Woods home of complications of cancer on Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000. He was 50.
Mr. Thomson was born in Detroit and was a 1968 graduate of Grosse Pointe High School. He was known as a talented craftsman.
Mr. Thomson is survived by his wife, Patricia; a son, Clyde, Jr.; a brother, Leonard; and one grandchild.
A memorial service for Mr. Thomson will be held Thursday, Feb. 24 at 6 p.m. at A.H. Peters Funeral Home in Grosse Pointe Woods.
Memorial gifts may be sent to Hospice of Michigan, 16252 Northland Dr., Suite 212, Southfield, MI 48075.