Joseph A. Valgoi
Known by many Grosse Pointers as a butcher at the Farms and Hamlin markets, Joseph A. Valgoi, of Detroit, died Tuesday, Feb. 15 at St. John Hospital and Medical Center in Detroit. He was 78.
Mr. Valgoi was born in Detroit and served as a corporal and a cook in the U.S. Army.
Mr. Valgoi is survived by his wife, Antoinette; a daughter, Stephanie Butts; a son, Robert; a sister, Sr. Merici, O.P.; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
A funeral Mass for Mr. Valgoi was celebrated Saturday, Feb. 19 at St. Veronica Church in Eastpointe. Interment is at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Detroit. Funeral arrangements were handled by Calcaterra-Sobocinski Funeral Home in Eastpointe.
Marjorie Fielder Vorhees
Grosse Pointe Shores resident Marjorie Fielder Vorhees died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2000.
Mrs. Vorhees was born in New York City, was a 1937 graduate of Grosse Pointe High School and attended Detroit Business University. She was a secretary at Budd Manufacturing Crop and was secretary to the chief engineer of Chrysler's Dodge Chicago plant during World War II.
Mrs. Vorhees was a Eucharistic minister at St. Lucy Catholic Church in St. Clair Shores and delivered Meals on Wheels. She studied English at Wayne State University while raising her children and received her bachelor's degree at the age of 59. She was a member of Phi Beta Epsilon sorority, Nettles Island Tennis Club, Michigan Knights of the Highway, the Dolphins of the Grosse Pointe Power Squadron and the First Mates of the North Channel Yacht Club.
Survivors include her husband, Roy; a daughter, Linda Moodie; four sons, Roy III, Randall, Kenneth and Russell; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a daughter, Vicki.
A memorial Mass was celebrated for Mrs. Vorhees on Wednesday, Feb. 23 at St. Lucy Catholic Church. Her body was donated to Wayne State University Medical School.
Memorial gifts may be sent to Mercy Home for Boys and Girls, 1140 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60607.
Phillip B. Zoufal, Sr.
Grosse Pointe Woods resident Phillip B. Zoufal, Sr., died of complications of leukemia at St. John-Bon Secours Senior Community on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2000. He was 89.
Mr. Zoufal was born in Sheboyogan, Wis., was a 1933 University of Detroit graduate where he built the first ham radio station on campus, was editor of the U-D engineering college newspaper, was editor of the monthly engineering magazine and member of the men's glee club and Delta Pi Kappa fraternity. He was also a 1948 University of Michigan Real Estate School graduate.
Mr. Zoufal was an engineer for Continental Motors, was president of the Zoufal Fund and Zee Building Co., and was an Amoco Oil Co. dealer for 60 years.
Mr. Zoufal was president of the Harper Business Association and served on the Detroit of Tomorrow Committee and the Eastern United States War Bond Committee. He was a member of the University of Detroit Alumni Association, University of Michigan Alumni Association and the Detroit Yacht Club. He enjoyed history, golf and reading.
Mr. Zoufal is survived by his wife, Rose J.; a daughter, Rose Z.; two sons, Phillip Jr. and William; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, Robert; a sister, Margaret Squier; and a brother, Austin Bettac.
A memorial Mass was celebrated for Mr. Zoufal on Wednesday, Feb. 23 at St. Paul Catholic Church. Interment is at St. Paul Columbarium. Funeral arrangements were handled by Verheyden Funeral Home.
Memorial gifts may be sent to the charity of choice.
J. Lee Barlow
Grosse Pointe Park resident J. Lee Barlow died at St. John Hospital and Medical Center from head injuries resulting from a car accident on Monday, Feb. 27, 2000.
Mr. Barlow, 70, was born in Albion and earned a bachelor's degree in biology and a master's degree in bacteriology from the University of Detroit. He was a pharmaceutical sales representative in the Detroit area for Wyeth Laboratories.
Mr. Barlow was president of the St. Vincent de Paul Society at St. Clare of Montefalco Catholic Church and a volunteer at Bon Secours Hospital. He was a model train and airplane enthusiast and was an avid reader.
Mr. Barlow is survived by his wife, Evelyn; two daughters, Laura Radgowski and Kathleen Greer; four sons, Michael, David, Brian and James; a sister, Sharon Burke; a brother, Kent; and 13 grandchildren.
A funeral Mass for Mr. Barlow was celebrated Wednesday, March 1 at St. Clare of Montefalco Catholic Church. Interment is at Riverside Cemetery in Albion. Funeral arrangements were handled by Verheyden Funeral Home.
Memorial gifts may be sent to Mothers Against Drunk Driving, 59 N. Walnut, Suite 206, Mount Clemens, MI 48043.
Marie Fecht Bass
Former Grosse Pointe Farms resident Marie Fecht Bass, of Jackson, died in Jackson on Wednesday, March 1, 2000. She was 94.
Mrs. Bass is survived by her son, Allen; three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Interment is at Woodlawn Cemetery in Detroit.
Janet B. Cooper
Former City of Grosse Pointe resident Janet B. Cooper, of St. Clair Shores, died Friday, March 3, 2000. She was 100.
Miss Cooper immigrated from Scotland in 1910 and worked as an executive secretary to the president of Difco Laboratories in Detroit for 50 years. She was also a member of the Daughters of Scotia.
Miss Cooper is survived by two nieces, Nancy Bashara and Jean Hutton; one great-niece, Laura Bashara Maurer; four great-nephews, Mark, Matthew, Robert Bashara and Michael Brinker; and 13 great-grand- nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister, Grace Brinker, and nephew, H. Roberston Brinker.
A funeral service for Miss Cooper will be held Saturday, March 11 at 10 a.m. at Grosse Pointe Memorial Church. Visitation will take place Friday, March 10, from 4-9 p.m. at A.H. Peters Funeral Home in Grosse Point Woods. Interment will be at Roseland Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be sent to the Michigan Humane Society Detroit Chapter, P.O. Box 214182, Auburn Hills, MI 48321.
Jack Merlin Cudlip
Former Grosse Pointe Farms councilman Jack Merlin Cudlip died Tuesday, Feb. 29, 2000. He was 75.
Mr. Cudlip was born in Detroit and was a 1950 graduate of Harvard Business School and a 1958 graduate of Cornell University. He was a vice president of McLouth Steel Corp. and most recently was owner of Merlin Enterprises, Inc. He served in the U.S. Naval Air Corps during World War II.
In addition to serving on the Grosse Pointe Farms city council, Mr. Cudlip was a board member of the Grosse Pointe Farms Foundation and Junior Achievement of Southeastern Michigan. He was a member of the Country Club of Detroit and was a sponsor of Ducks Unlimited and the Ruffed Grouse Society.
Survivors include his wife, Sally; a daughter, Lynn; two sons, James and Peter; and a sister, Julie Whitman.
A private memorial service will be held with interment at Elmwood Cemetery in Detroit. Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Wm. R. Hamilton Co.
Memorial gifts may be sent to Junior Achievement of Southeastern Michigan, Inc., 577 E. Larned, Detroit, MI 48226 or charity of choice.
Joseph John Fredal, D.D.S.
Former Grosse Pointe Park resident Joseph John Fredal, D.D.S., died in his Shelby Township home Friday, March 3, 2000. He was 72.
Dr. Fredal was born in Detroit and was a 1945 graduate of Catholic Central High School in Detroit and a 1953 graduate of the University of Detroit Dental School. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a coreman in the fleet marines where he held the rank of pharmacist-mate first class. He operated a dental practice in Utica with his brothers, Ralph and Jack, for 40 years.
A versatile musician, Dr. Fredal played trumpet and piano with local various bands, the Utica Symphony Orchestra and with the Utica Bavarian Band.
He was a charter and life member of the Macomb Dental Society, a life member of the American Dental Society and the Michigan Dental Society and a parishioner of St. Kieran Catholic Church in Shelby Township.
Dr. Fredal is survived by his wife, Frances; five daughters, Carol Abiragi, Janet Wyman, Diane Colquhoun, Susan Tuinier and Patricia; a son, Thomas; three brothers, Ralph, John and Thomas; and 12 grandchildren.
A funeral Mass for Dr. Fredal was celebrated Tuesday, March 7 at St. Kieran Catholic Church. Interment is at Resurrection Cemetery in Clinton Township. Funeral arrangements were handled by Wm. Sullivan Funeral Home in Utica.
Memorial gifts may be sent to Capuchin Mission, 1740 Mt. Elliott, Detroit, MI 48207.
Former Grosse Pointe Woods resident Frances Hertzberg, of South Pasadena, Fla., died at Palms of Pasadena Hospital on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2000. She was 97.
Mrs. Hertzberg was born in London. She was a credit manager and was a member of Pasadena Community Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Frances; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements were handled by and interment is at Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Woodlawn Chapel, in St. Petersburg, Fla.