Marie A. Foster
A memorial Mass was celebrated on Friday, April 9, in St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in St. Clair Shores for former Grosse Pointe Woods resident Marie A. Foster, who died in Bon Secours Hospital in the City of Grosse Pointe on Monday, April 5, 1999.
Mrs. Foster, 86, was an active member of the Grosse Pointe chapter of the American Association of Retired Persons.
Mrs. Foster is survived by her husband, Kramer W. Foster; a daughter, Jean King; two sons, Richard J. and Robert W.; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Sara Yates Exley
Funeral services were held in St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Dayton, Ohio, on Wednesday, April 7, for former Grosse Pointe Farms resident Sara Yates Exley, who died in Kettering Memorial Hospital in Kettering, Ohio, on Sunday, April 4, 1999.
Mrs. Exley, 68, was born in Fort Worth, Texas, and graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in 1950. She also studied at the University of Rochester's school of education and served on its board of overseers.
A teacher in Detroit area and Rochester, N.Y. schools, Mrs. Exley also taught special education in Grosse Pointe and Dayton. She was an active member of the community and belonged to the Grosse Pointe Club. In Dayton, she co-founded the Human Race Theater Co. She and her husband also were engaged in circumnavigating the globe on their boat Asteroid for the past five years.
Mrs. Exley is survived by her husband, Charles E. Exley Jr.; two daughters, Helen Exley Walker and Evelyn Exley Guernsey; a son, Thomas Yates Exley; and six grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Muse Machine, 126 North Main Street, Suite 310, Dayton, Ohio, 45402.
Edward J. Reinelt
A funeral service will be held in the A.J. Desmond & Sons funeral home in Troy on Saturday, April 17, at 11 a.m. for former Grosse Pointe Woods resident Edward J Reinelt, who died in St. Petersburg, Fla., on Friday, April 9, 1999.
Mr. Reinelt, 80, was born in Milwaukee and was an engineer for Chrysler's marine products group until his retirement in 1986. An active man, he enjoyed playing tennis, skiing, sailing and traveling.
Mr. Reinelt is survived by his wife, Mavis Moore Reinelt; a daughter, Joanne Villis; three sons, Donn E. Reinelt, James N. Reinelt and Jack Reinelt; a sister, Evelyn Akers; and seven grandchildren. He was predeceased by his first wife of 40 years, Bette Ruth Reinelt.
Interment is at White Chapel Cemetery in Troy.
Garfield Tourney, M.D.
A funeral service was held on Thursday, April 1, in Jackson, Miss., for former City of Grosse Pointe resident Garfield Tourney, M.D., who died in Jackson on Monday, March 29, 1999.
Dr. Tourney, 72, was born in Quincy, Ill., and attended Quincy College and the University of Illinois, where he graduated with his undergraduate degree in 1946. He received his medical doctorate in 1948 and completed his residency at the University of Iowa, where he received his master of science degree in 1952.
In 1955 Dr. Tourney moved to Michigan and was a professor of psychiatry at Wayne State University and he was also assistant director of education at the Lafayette Clinic. He lived in Iowa for four years between 1967 and 1971 before returning to Michigan, where he was vice chairman and chairman of the department of psychiatry at Wayne State and chief of psychiatry at Harper Hospital.
Dr. Tourney relocated to Jackson, Miss., in 1978 and was professor of psychiatry at the University of Mississippi, retiring in 1992. He was a life fellow member of the American Psychiatric Association and was a consultant for the organization's 150th anniversary.
He was also a member of the American Medical Association, the American Osler Society and was listed in Who's Who in America. He was an avid collector of books and enjoyed art and music and an American Psychiatric Association library room bears his name.
Dr. Tourney is survived by his wife, Helen Whohler Tourney; three daughters, Carolyn Florek, Patricia Tourney and Catherine Doherty; a sister, Ruth V. Barthel; a brother, Paul; and four grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ascension Lutheran Church in Jackson, Miss., or to the Rowan Medical Library in care of the University Medical Center in Jackson.
Isabel Hussa Pearse
A memorial service will be held in Grosse Pointe Memorial Church in Grosse Pointe Farms at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 24, for former Grosse Pointe Park resident Isabel Hussa Pearse, who died in St. John Hospital in Detroit on Thursday, April 1, 1999, of complications from lung cancer.
Mrs. Pearse, 86, was known to her friends as Izzy and was born in Montclair, N.J., and graduated from Miss Beard's School of Orange in 1930. She studied acting as a private student of Maria Ouspenskaya and acted for 40 years in New York and Detroit. During World War II, she drove an ambulance for the Red Cross while her husband was in the U.S. Navy. In 1944 she was awarded the Washington Critics Award for best actress for her performance in "Blithe Spirit."
An active member of the community, Mrs. Pearse belonged to Recording for the Blind, the American Cancer Society, the Bon Secours Assistance League, the Neighborhood Club Thrift Shop, the Suburban Garden Club and Questers. She also enjoyed traveling.
Mrs. Pearse is survived by two sons, Paul and Christopher; and four grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Bernard Paul Pearse.
John King Shea
A funeral service was held in the Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home in Grosse Pointe Park on Wednesday, April 14, for Grosse Pointe Shores resident John King Shea, who died in St. John Hospital in Detroit on Saturday, April 10, 1999.
Mr. Shea, 58, was born in Ontario and was a real estate investor and entrepreneur. An avid fan of cars, he was a member of the National Hot Rod Association and the Tappet Tickers, a 1950s local car club. He enjoyed building and racing hot rods. He also enjoyed boating and playing the stock market.
Mr. Shea is survived by his wife, Karen Ann Shea; a daughter, Karen Marie Shea; a son, John Grover Shea; a sister, Marjorie Dilaura; and two grandchildren.
Interment is at Roseland Park Cemetery in Berkley.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army, 16130 Northland Drive, Southfield, MI, 48075.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated in Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Grosse Pointe Woods on Thursday, April 15, at noon for Woods resident Marcella Dohany, who died in St. John Hospital in Detroit on Friday, April 9, 1999.
Mrs. Dohany, 90, was born in Kansas City, Mo., and graduated from the University of Missouri. She served on the executive board and was vice president of the League of Catholic Women. She was a lifetime member of the Bon Secours Hospital Assistance League and was a member of the University of Detroit High School Mother's Club. She enjoyed travel.
Mrs. Dohany is survived by two daughters, Marcella D. Head and Michaela D. Mahoney; a son, James E. Dohany; a sister, Margaret S. Hoy; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. She was predeceased by her husband, Emmet F. Dohany; and by her brother, James J. Shepard.
Interment is at Holy Sepluchre Cemetery in Southfield. Funeral arrangements were handled by the Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home in Grosse Pointe Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Our Lady Star of the Sea Building Fund, 467 Fairford, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI, 48236.
John W. Baker
A funeral will be held on Thursday, April 15, at 1:30 p.m. in Grosse Pointe United Church in Grosse Pointe Farms for former City of Grosse Pointe resident John W. Baker, who died on Saturday, April 10, 1999, in his home in St. Clair Shores.
Mr. Baker, 83, was born in New Baltimore and was a controller for the Bundy Corp. He was a member of Grosse Pointe United Church.
Mr. Baker is survived by a son, William Baker; and three grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Sadie; and a brother, Robert.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Karmanos Cancer Institute, 30464 23 Mile Road, New Baltimore, MI, 48047-9926.
A private funeral service was recently held for Margareta Schmaltz, a nanny who worked in Grosse Pointe. She died on Friday, April 2, 1999.
Miss Schmaltz, 95, was known to her friends as Greta and is survived by several nieces and nephews in Switzerland.
Funeral arrangements were handled by the Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home in Grosse Pointe Park.