Steven D. Scandalis
Steven D. Scandalis of the City of Grosse Pointe, former owner of the Ram's Horn Restaurant in Grosse Pointe, died on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2002, at St. John Hospital and Medical Center in Detroit.
Mr. Scandalis was born in Detroit and served in the United States Army during the Korean War.
He traveled extensively throughout the United States.
His was a generous heart for anyone in need. His humor and laughter will be missed by his family and the many friends that he made during his lifetime.
Mr. Scandalis is survived by his sisters Ann Scandalis Buysse, Stella Scandalis, Dena Scandalis and Carrie Scandalis Maul; his sister-in-law Mabel (Owers) Scandalis; nephews, nieces, grandnephews and grandnieces. He was predeceased by his parents, James and Angeline Scandalis, his sister Alice Scandalis Corona and his brothers Peter Scandalis, George Scandalis and William Scandalis.
Funeral services were private.
Kenneth J. Strother
Former Grosse Pointe Park resident Kenneth J. Strother, 20, of New Orleans, La., died on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2002.
The Strother family lived on Buckingham and Kenny attended Grosse Pointe South High School. He was the son of the late Shelby K. Strother, The Detroit News sports columnist.
He is survived by his mother, Kim McLendon Strother of New Orleans; his brother Thomas John Strother of New Orleans; his grandmother Merle McLendon of Satellite Beach, Fla.; his uncles and aunts Roger, Don and Suzanne McLendon of Satellite Beach, Fla., Harold and Laura Rivamonte of Palm Bay, Fla. and Thurman and Lucy Strother of Alpharetta, Ga., and eight cousins.
A memorial service was held in New Orleans on Feb. 24, at the American Legion Hall. A a private memorial service will be held on Sunday, March 3, in Key West, Fla. A memorial service will also take place at 11 a.m., on Saturday, March 9, at Canaveral Pier in Cocoa Beach, Fla.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kenneth J. Strother Memorial Fund, 5702 Wisner Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70124.
Sue J. Wandschneider
Sue J. Wandschnieder, 69, a one-time resident of the City of Grosse Pointe who most recently lived in Signal Mountain, Tenn., died on Monday, Feb. 18, 2002, in Chattanooga, Tenn.
She was born on Dec. 11, 1932 in Sheboygan, Wis., and was of the Episcopal faith.
Mrs. Wandschneider was a member of the Signal Mountain Golf and Country Club and the Tequesta, Florida Country Club.
She is survived by her husband Robert Wandschneider of Signal Mountain; her sons, Steven Wandschneider of Lake Orion and William Wandschneider of Holland and three grandsons.
Arrangements were handled by the North Chapel of the Chattanooga Funeral Home in Chattanooga. A memorial service will be held at a later date at St. Mary's in the Woods Episcopal Church in Lake Orion. Mrs. Wandschneider was cremated and her ashes will be buried at St. Mary's in the Woods in Lake Orion.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Michigan Humane Society.
Doris Mae Yarbrough
Doris Mae Yarbrough, 77, of Grosse Pointe Park, died on Monday, Feb. 18, 2002, of complications due to congestive heart failure at Bon Secours Hospital in Grosse Pointe.
Doris, the youngest of nine children, was born to George and Pauline Lakshas in Snoqualmie, Wash. She finished high school there before going to Ketchikan, Alaska. where she worked for the United States Army during World War II. While in Alaska, she met and married her husband, the late Nelson Lee Yarbrough, Sr.
The couple then spent seven years in New Orleans, La., after the war, where they had a daughter, Patricia Anne. They moved next to Atlanta, Ga., for a period of six years, before Mr. Yarbrough was promoted to the headquarters of Parke, Davis & Co., in Detroit.
The family moved to Grosse Pointe Park in 1958 where they had a son, Nelson Lee Yarbrough, Jr.
Mrs. Yarbrough was an avid golfer in her younger years. She won a number of amateur championships as a member of the Detroit Golf Club and throughout the Detroit area while competing in Ladies District Golf.
She made numerous friends along the way and her quick wit and a wonderful sense of humor will be greatly missed.
In addition, Mrs. Yarbrough enjoyed gardening and travel. She made many trips over the years within the United States and also visited the Caribbean, Europe and Australia.
Mrs. Yarbrough is survived by her son, Nelson and her daughter Patricia; her brother George Lakshas, her sister Betty Proctor and many nieces and nephews.
She was cremated by her request and the funeral arrangements are private.
Dr. Allen R. Beach
Onetime Grosse Pointe Farms resident and retired Naval Commander Allen Robert Beach, D. D. S., 85, of Caseville, and Laguna Hills, Calif., died of a heart attack on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2002, at Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas, Nev.
He leaves his cherished memory to his wife of 60 years, Marie Margaret Riddle Beach; daughters Beverly Mina Beasley of Salt Lake City and Jayne Beach Randall of Richmond, Va.; grandchildren Heather Marie Beasley and John Robin Beasley of Salt Lake City, Utah and Jeremy Charles Randall and Jeannette Margaret-Asel Randall of Richmond.
Dr. Beach was born on August 9, 1916, in Pigeon and graduated from Eastern Michigan University and the University of Detroit School of Dentistry. He was a Commander in the United States Navy Dental Corps during both World War II and the Korean War.
He practiced dentistry in Grosse Pointe Woods and Caro.
He was loved and will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Dr. Beach is also survived by his sister Jennie Beach DeBoer of Caseville. He was predeceased by his brothers John Beach and Morse Beach of Pigeon and his parents Miles and Anna Beach of Pigeon.
A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, July 2, at 2 p.m., at the Caseville Methodist Church in Caseville.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the American Heart Association Midwest Office, Memorial Program, Department 77-3968, Chicago, IL 60678-3968, 1-(800)-242-8721, www.americanheart.org.
Loyola E. Campau
Loyola E. Campau, 94, of Marine City, died on Saturday, March 2, 2002, in Naples, Fla.
She was born in Detroit to the late Ernest and Henrietta Stoffel Massnick on March 4, 1907.
She married Richard B. Campau in Detroit on May 13, 1929.
A longtime resident of the City of Grosse Pointe, Mrs. Campau and her family were active members of St. Paul Catholic parish.
She is survived by her sons, Richard M. (Sally) Campau of East Lansing and Thomas M. (Carol) Campau of Grosse Pointe Woods; her daughter Mary Catherine (Richard C.) Paschke of St. Clair; 13 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband; her son Daniel A. Campau; her grandson Stephen B. Campau and her sister Celestine Scheafer-Oamka.
Services will be held on Thursday, March 7, at 10:30 a.m., at the Bower-Rose Funeral Home, Inc., 222 North Main St. in Marine City, followed by an 11 a.m. Mass at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 610 S. Waters in Marine City.
Memorials may be directed to the Stephen B. Campau Oncology Endowment Fund at St. John Hospital and Medical Center.
Educator Peggy Comstock, 74, of the City of Grosse Pointe, died on Friday, March 1, 2002, at the St. John Senior Community in Detroit.
Ms. Comstock, a native Detroiter, dedicated her life to educating young people. She received her bachelor of arts degree in education from Wayne State University and earned a master of arts in administration and supervision from the University of Michigan.
During her career, Ms. Comstock was a kindergarten teacher, the assistant dean of women at Wayne State University and, most recently, the supervisor of early childhood education for the Detroit Public School System.
Playing piano, doing calligraphy and cooking were her favorite pastimes.
She is survived by her sister Justice Dorothy Comstock (Wallace) Riley.
A funeral service was held on Tuesday, March 5, at the Verheyden Funeral Home in Grosse Pointe Park. Interment is at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Detroit.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Michigan Supreme Court Historical Society, 306 Townsend St., Lansing, MI 48933.
Richard J. Coppol
Richard Joseph "Rick" Coppol, 51, a Grosse Pointe teacher and distinguished amateur athlete, died on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2002, in his Sterling Heights home following a 10-year battle with brain cancer.
Mr. Coppol was born in Grosse Pointe Farms, on May 10, 1950, to the late George and Dora Coppol. He grew up in Detroit and graduated from Cooley High School.
He earned a bachelor of education degree from Wayne State University. While at Wayne State University on a full scholarship, he was named one of the Outstanding College Athletes of America. He later received an education specialist degree and a master of education degree from Oakland University .
A true athletic mentor, Mr. Coppol was a physical education teacher for 29 years in the Grosse Pointe Public School System. He began his career at Pierce Middle School and most recently taught at Defer and Trombley Elementary Schools. An award in his memory is being established to honor an outstanding scholar-athlete who exhibits good sportsmanship.
Mr. Coppol was inducted into the Michigan Amateur Sports Hall of Fame for baseball in 1986. In 2001, he was selected as one of the Top 20 Amateur Athletes in Detroit History. His many notable accomplishments include making national all-star teams at three different positions and leading his team to three national baseball championships, three national runner-up titles and 10 regional titles. His other distinctions include winning three Most Valuable Player awards and being named the Federal Baseball League's Most Valuable Player in 1977.
Following two separate cancer surgeries, Mr. Coppol golfed a hole-in-one at the fourth hole of The Bear Golf Course in Traverse City and bowled his first 299 and 300 games, which gained him entry into the International Bowling Hall of Fame. It was his positive, competitive spirit that served him well during his long fight with cancer.
Beyond his athletic achievements, Mr. Coppol will be best remembered as a dedicated husband and father.
He is survived by his wife Anita; his daughter Elena; his sister Janis (Steve) Maffetone; his mother-in-law Helen Pagoto; his sister-in-law Sandra Misiewicz and his nephews Michael and Robert.
Arrangements were handled by the Wujek-Calcaterra Funeral Home of Sterling Heights. A funeral Mass was celebrated on March 2, at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Sterling Heights. Interment is at Resurrection Cemetery in Clinton Township.
Memorial contributions may be made to the University of Michigan Neurosurgery or Beaumont Hospice.