In Memoriam


“Only when you drink from the river of silence shall you indeed sing.
And when you have reached the mountain top, then you shall begin to climb.
And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance.”

~Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet~

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    Pawlak, Shawn (Kennedy 1998)

    The Taylor Alumni Association extends condolences to the family and friends of Shawn Pawlak. Shawn passed March 6, 2023.
    A celebration of life memorial will be held at Big League Brews in Taylor MI on this Saturday March 25, at 4pm till close.

    Nieman, Murlyn (Taylor Center 1960)

    The Taylor Alumni Association extends condolences to the family and friends of Murlyn Nieman.
    From St. Paul's Church: It is with sadness that we share the news that long time St. Paul member Murlyn Nieman passed away at the age of 81 years on Friday, March 17, 2023.
    Visitation: Friday, March 24, 2023 from 2:00 - 6:00 pm, Michigan Memorial Funeral Home, 30895 W. Huron River Dr., Flat Rock, 734-783-2646
    Funeral Service: Friday, March 24, 2023 at 6:00 pm, Michigan Memorial Funeral Home, 30895 W. Huron River Dr., Flat Rock
    If you have additional questions, please contact the Church Office at (313) 291-1221.

    Tauck, Ray (Kennedy 1967)

    The Taylor Alumni Association extends condolences to the family and friends of Ray Tauck. Ray passed away February 26, 2023.
    Memorial for Ray Tauck is March 18, 6-10 P.M. at Masonic Hall, 23263 Goddard Rd. in Taylor.
    Classmates and friends are welcome.

    Maddox, Kim (Kennedy 1972)

    The Taylor Alumni Association extends condolences to the family and friends of Kim Maddox. Kim passed away on March 5, 2023 at the age of 68. Beloved Husband of the Late Patricia Maddox for 26 years. Loving father of Glen Maddox (Racheal Curtis), and Amanda Maddox (Carl Jett). Cherished Grandfather of Liliana Jett. Kim is preceded in death by his parents, James and Mary Maddox, and siblings, Jamie Maddox, and Timothy (Linda) Maddox. Loving uncle to many nieces and nephews.
    Kim was a business owner, his parents opened Maddox RV Sales and Service in Taylor, MI in 1963 and Kim took over the business in the 80's. He has always been a hardworker and very driven. Kim was the type of person to help anyone who was in need. He is known for being the life of the party and having the biggest heart. Kim took pride in his work, he did a lot of projects around the house, he was a DIY kind of guy. He loved to listen to Rock and Roll, some of his favorite bands were Grateful Dead and The Rolling Stones. He loved his dog Maddie very much. He will be deeply missed.
    Visitation will be held Friday, March 10, 2023 from 1:00-8:00pm and Saturday, March 11, 2023 from 10:30am until time of the Celebration of Life Service at 12:00pm. All services will be held at Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 9800 Telegraph Rd. Taylor, MI 48180.

    DeLeon Styer, Roxanne (Taylor Center 1969)

    The Taylor Alumni Association extends condolences to the family and friends of Roxanne DeLeon Styer. Roxanne passed away February 23, 2023. Age 72 of Taylor. Beloved wife of Terry. Loving mother of Mindy (Kevin) Dodson, Rebecca (Jared) Rodd, Melissa (Chad) Schwartz, and Molly (Jack) Smith. Dear sister of Linda Cornyn, Mary (David) Inch, Patricia (John) Buckenberger, Hope (Larry) Kirk, Julie Bainbridge, Lynette (Danny) Kirk, and Dawn Love. Dearest grandmother of Celia, Colin, Olivia, Alex, Eli, Addie, Angel, Ana, Alli, Kayla, Ryan, Bella, Jackson, Landry, Reagan, and Judah. Roxanne was preceded in death by her parents Ernesto and Lillian DeLeon as well as by her siblings Adela Camarena, Ernesto Jr., Carolyn Danish, Vivian Gloria, Robert DeLeon, Virginia Melody DeLeon, and Melody Nichols. Roxanne will be deeply missed by family and friends. Visitation will be on Sunday, February 26, 2023 at Northline Church, 22140 Champaign Taylor, from 2-8 p.m. Funeral Services will be on Monday for Roxanne at Northline Church. Greeting starts at 10:00 a.m. with services following at 11:00 a.m. Arrangements entrusted to the Taylor Chapel of Voran Funeral Home, 23750 Goddard Road.

    Fisher, Kyle (Taylor High 2021)

    The Taylor Alumni Association extends condolences to the family and friends of Kyle Fisher. Kyle William Fisher, 19. Passed away on February 20, 2023
    Beloved son of Bill (TC 92) and Paula Biggott Fisher (JFK 94). Dearest twin brother to Nicholas Fisher (THS 21). Cherished grandson of Paul and Virginia Biggott and Robert (deceased) and Gloria Fisher.
    Treasured nephew of Bob and Jessica Fisher, Matt and Marcy Biggott, and Andrea and James Kiester. Loved by his many cousins, Bobby Fisher, Courtney Fisher, Jessica Biggott, Emily Biggott, James Kiester, Aiden Kiester, Lorelei Webber, and Maddox Armour. Kyle also loved his pets who both passed away last year; his dog Oreo and cat Ceecee. Kyle was a Sophomore at Eastern Michigan University where he was on the Deans list his entire tenure. He was majoring in Sports Management. Kyle had hopes of transferring to the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor to continue his major. Further showing his dedication to a career in the sports industry, he worked at the City of Taylor-Taylor Meadows Golf Course and Taylor Sportsplex. In his spare time he could often be found golfing and bowling. Kyle enjoyed going to live sporting events, playing fantasy baseball and football, and was a big University of Michigan fan. When looking to relax, Kyle would play video games and spend time with his loving family. Traveling was also important to him. He'd take trips to the family cabin in Oscoda and his favorite place to visit was Chicago. Kyle was a sweet, thoughtful, caring person. He wanted to make sure everyone else was ok. Kyle was always joking around and used quite a bit of sarcasm. Some would say that was his best quality!
    Visitation for Kyle will be Friday, February 24 from 2-8PM at Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 9800 Telegraph Rd, Taylor MI 48180. Funeral Mass Saturday, February 25, 9:30AM instate until time of Mass at 10AM at Our Lady of the Angels, 6442 Pelham Rd, Taylor, MI 48180. Burial to follow at Our Lady of Hope Cemetery.

    Croft, Angela (Kennedy 1985)

    The Taylor alumni Association extends condolences to the family and friends of Angela Croft. Angela, Age 55, of Taylor, passed away February 13, 2023. Beloved wife of James Isom. Loving mother of Anthony (Autumn) Croft and step-mother of Nicholaus (Brittany) Isom, Lauren (Josh) Bloomfield, and Nathan (Kiara) Isom. Dear daughter of Ernest (Karen) Croft and the late Jo Ann. Beloved sister of Cynthia (Ronald) Croft, Robin (Bryan) Linderman, and Sheryl (Bill) Smith. Dearest grandmother of Aurora, Amira, Azara, Lorelai, Liberty, Mariah, Kinslee, Miles, and Grayson. Angela was a dedicated city council member of 8 years with the city of Taylor. Angela will be deeply missed by family and friends. Visitation Sunday, March 5, 2023 from 12:00- 2:00 p.m. at the Taylor Chapel of Voran Funeral Home, 23750 Goddard Road. (313) 291-1800. Sharing time Sunday 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Donations may be made to Taylor Animal Shelter. Please share memories and/or leave condolences on Angela’s guestbook.

    Belanger, Elsie (Taylor Schools Secretary)

    The Taylor Alumni Association extends condolences to the family and friends of Elsie Belanger. Elsie, age 88, passed away peacefully on February 15, 2023, surrounded by her family. She was born on December 14, 1934, in Binghamton, NY, served in the Korean War where she met her first husband, the late Joseph Donald Thrush. She lived most of her life in Taylor, Michigan. She was also the loving wife of the late Paul H. Belanger. She is survived by her three children from her first husband, Jeffrey (Susan) Thrush, Cynthia Malley, and Karen (Taylor) Davis-Parker; grandchildren, Casey (Ed) Measel, Jason Thrush, Kourtney (Michael) Davis, Kristy Malley, Steven Malley; great grandchildren Logan Measel, and Michael Davis. Elsie will be long remembered for her strength of character and generosity of spirit. She held several secretarial positions during her 25+ years with the Taylor School District. She was an active church member, volunteered her time to the Women’s Army Core, and other various community organizations. We will miss her quick wit, phrases, loving smile, and strong hugs. She loved her family and will be deeply missed by everyone that knew her.
    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made, in honor of Elsie Grace Belanger, to the Alzheimer's Association.

    Bridgens, Joan (Kennedy 1969)

    The Taylor Alumni Association extends condolences to the family and friends of Joan Bridgens. Joan Carol Bridgens, 71, of Kempner, TX passed away on February 9, 2023.
    A graveside service with full military honors will be held at 10:00 am, on Thursday, February 16, 2023, at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen.
    Visitation will be held the evening prior from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, at Viss Family Funeral Home, 1614 S FM 116, Copperas Cove, Texas 76522.
    Joan was born on August 15, 1951, to Glen and Flora Bridgens in Dearborn, Michigan. She graduated from Kennedy High School in Taylor, Michigan and Central Michigan University. She then went on to join the United States Army. Joan served our country for almost 27 years and retired having earned the rank of CSM. During that time, she was stationed in Korea, Europe, and many parts of the continental United States. She had friends throughout the world. After retiring from the military she became a teacher in her hometown of Taylor, Michigan where she was loved by her many students and colleagues. Joni loved to dance. While teaching, she started dance teams at her schools. She found much joy working with her dance teams. A huge smile would always be on her face when she spoke of them. After retiring from teaching, she returned to Texas where she loved to be. She was a terrific athlete and was always the life of the party.
    Joni is preceded in death by her parents, Glen and Flora Bridgens.
    Joni is survived by David and Arden Bridgens, Sherry and Frank Kolakowski, Glenn and Lora Bridgens, Nieces Kristen Kolakowski-Godin (Andrew) and Jennifer Horvath (Cameron) and Great nieces and Nephews Juliette, Jax and Penelope Godin, Nash, and Sutton Horvath.
    The family of Joni wishes to extend our sincere thanks to Dr. Wyers of Palliative Care. A special thank you to family and friends who have supported and loved her throughout her life.

    Hovorka Brophy, Nancy (Kennedy 1970)

    The Taylor Alumni Association extends condolences to the family and friends of Nancy Hovorka Brophy. Nancy, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and woman of faith, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on August 29, 2022, at the age of 70. Nancy was born on January 20, 1952, in Detroit and was raised in Taylor, Michigan. She was a champion debater in high school and college at Wayne State University, where she studied to become a teacher. After earning her Master of Science in Speech Pathology at Eastern Michigan University, Nancy moved to Fairbanks, Alaska, where she was a speech pathologist in public schools. There, she met the love of her life, Michael C. Brophy. They were married on June 17, 1983, at The Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Fairbanks. Nancy had their four children in the upcoming years. In 1987, she earned her Doctor of Education in Reading and Learning Disabilities at the University of Missouri. Shortly after completing her doctorate, the family settled in Spokane, Washington, where Michael established his gastroenterology practice. With her background in education and commitment to living her faith, she served on the school boards at the Diocese of Spokane, Cataldo Catholic School, and Saint Patrick's Catholic School. She also served as the Secretary of the Sacred Heart Parish Council.
    Her life's crowning achievement and greatest joy was her family. She loved family time at Priest Lake and Schweitzer Mountain. She enthusiastically encouraged her children's participation in many sports and was their number one fan. Nancy prioritized her family above all, ensuring that family dinner happened regardless of what time everyone was available to convene. In later years, she found joy in her grandchildren. She had an innate ability to connect with children, and she lit up around them. She loved to share storybooks, and her famous chocolate chip cookies and play with the babies and toddlers. She was blessed with the gift of faith which she nurtured in study, prayer, and discernment in her early adult years. She elected to embrace the Catholic faith through the process of RCIA. She lived with the courage of her convictions and in the spirit of the prophet Micah, sought justice, loved kindness, and walked humbly with God. Even with multiple health challenges, she grew in hope and enthusiasm for her gift of life. She unconditionally spread love and joy to all. Although she will be missed beyond measure, we thank the Lord for His gift of her presence in our lives. Nancy leaves behind her devoted husband of 39 years, Michael. She is also survived by her children, Katie, Ellie, Annie, and Carl; their spouses, Chris, TJ, Jeff, and Whitney; her grandchildren, Will, Rory, Eric, and Cali; and her sister, Linda. She was preceded in death by her father, Joseph, and stepmother, Patty.
    A funeral mass to celebrate Nancy's life was held on Tuesday, September 6, 2022, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 219 E Rockwood Blvd, Spokane, WA 99202 at 10:00 AM. A reception followed in the Parish Center. Interment took place at Queen of Peace Cemetery, 6910 S Ben Burr Road, Spokane, WA 99223. A vigil Rosary was held on Monday, September 5, 2022, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church at 6:00 PM. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to Catholic Charities of Eastern Washington, 12 E 5th Ave, Spokane, WA 99202.
    Published by Spokesman-Review on Sep. 2, 2022.

    Majchszak, Victoria "Vickie" (Kennedy 1989)

    The Taylor Alumni Association extends condolences to the family and friends of Victoria Majchszak. Vickie, Age 52 of Taylor, passed December 27, 2022. Beloved Daughter of Joseph and Veronica Majchszak. Precious Sister of Michael, Joseph, Gerald "Jerry" and the late Mary Pitock. Loving Aunt of Brendon, Carolyn, Austin, Ronald, Joseph, Sara and Krissy. Dearest mom to fur babies Bootsie and Rascal.
    Vickie graduated Taylor Kennedy High School. She loved to crochet and loved Notre Dame. She was a true gem with a heart of gold and will be dearly missed by many.
    Memorial may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital. Visitation was Monday, January 02, 2023, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM at Howe-Peterson Funeral Home -Taylor Chapel, 9800 Telegraph Road, Taylor, MI 48180. Funeral service was Monday, January 02, 2023, 6:00 PM at Howe-Peterson Funeral Home & Cremation Services -Taylor.

    LaVoisne, Robert (Truman 1976)

    The Taylor Alumni Association extends condolences to the family and friends of Robert James LaVoisne, 65 of Taylor, MI. Robert died on Tuesday, January 31, 2023 at Angela Hospice Care Center. He is preceded in death by his parents, Sharon A. Taylor (nee Brennan) and Robert Jules LaVoisne. Survived by siblings: Cheryl McGinnis (Mark), Brenda Szubeczak (Mark), Tina Burdick (Mike), and Kim Collins (Jeff). Additionally, Uncle Bob is survived by nieces Sarah, Natalee, Tara and Lauren and nephews Mark, Derek, Garrett, and Patrick, who all loved him dearly.
    ‘Bob’ lived in Taylor nearly his entire life. Born in Detroit, Bob moved to Taylor in 3rd grade where he attended Fairlane Elementary. As a 1976 graduate of Truman High School, Bob was proud of his sports careers in football and hockey. Bob enjoyed working with his hands repairing broken things and later became a union carpenter. A Celebration of Life Luncheon will be held at Pia’s Ristorante Italiano in Taylor, MI on Saturday, February 11th from 1 to 4 p.m.. All friends are welcome.

    Lee, Jerry (Taylor Center 1987)

    The Taylor Alumni Association extends condolences to the family and friends of Jerry W. Lee. Jerry passed away January 29, 2023. Beloved husband of Karrie Lee. Brother of Richard (TC 92).
    Visitation will be Friday, February 3 from 2-8pm. Funeral service Saturday, February 4 at 10am. All services will be located at Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 9800 Telegraph Rd. Taylor, MI 48180. Burial at Cherry Hill Cemetery.

    Willis, Nelson (High School Teacher and Coach)

    The Taylor Alumni Association extends condolences to the family and friends of Nelson Willis. Nelson passed away January 27, 2023. Nelson taught and coached at Taylor Center and Kennedy. There is no obituary, but a Memorial will be February 11, 2023 at 3:00 pm. Chapel of the Chimes Funeral Home-Westland, 4670 S. Inkster Rd, Westland, MI 48186.

    Pawelak, Robert (Taylor Center 1960)

    The Taylor Alumni Association extends condolences to the family and friends of Robert "Bob" Pawelak. Robert "Bob" passed away January 26, 2023.
    Visitation Wednesday February 1 2PM-8PM Thayer-Rock Funeral Home 33603 Grand River, Farmington
    In state Thursday February 2 10AM Service 10:30AM St. James Catholic Church 46325 W 10 Mile Rd Novi

    Alred, Norman (Taylor Center 1965)

    The Taylor Alumni Association extends condolences to the family and friends of Norman Alred. Norman passed away on January 27, 2023. Norm earned his bachelors degree in education from the University of Michigan and taught Physics and Math at Inkster High School. Mr. Alred was an amazing educator, friend and father figure to so many of his students, creating a successful learning environment in his classroom. The family has no services planned at this time.

    Casteller, Karla ( Taylor Board office insurance secretary)

    The Taylor Alumni Assistant extends condolences to the family and friends of Karla Casteller. Karla passed away January 23, 2023. Age 72 of Taylor. Beloved wife of Tom Casteller. Loving mother of Michelle (Johnny) O’Neil and Anthony (Jennifer) Casteller. Dear sister of Barbara, Marilyn and Allison. Dearest grandmother of Brennen, Keannen and Jude. Karla was preceded in death by her brothers Jack and Steve. Karla will be deeply missed by family and friends. Karla was a secretary in the Taylor School District. Visitation Friday, January 27, 2023 from 2:00- 8:00 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary at the Taylor Chapel of Voran Funeral Home, 23750 Goddard Road. (313) 291-1800. In state Saturday 10:30 a.m. with a 11:00 a.m. Mass of the Resurrection to follow at St. Constance Catholic Church, 21555 Kinyon, Taylor. Donations may be made to Capuchin Soup Kitchen. Please share memories and/or leave condolences on Karla’s tribute wall.

    Harris, Donny (Taylor Center 1996)

    The Taylor Alumni Association extends condolences to the family and friends of Donny Harris. Donny passed away January 21, 2023. A memorial for Donny will be Thursday, January 26, 2023, 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Fred Wood Funeral Home, Inc. 36100 Five Mile Rd, Livonia, MI 48154.

    Sauve, Michael J (Kennedy 1972)

    The Taylor Alumni Association extends condolences to the family and friends of Michael Sauve. Michael passed away on January 21, 2023. Michael Joseph Sauve was born February 25, 1954, to Donald “Wally” and Natalie (Cody) Sauve in Highland Park MI. He was their first born child and pridefully went on to become the big brother to Nannette Sauve, Stephanie Sauve (Gene Loriot), and Greg (Nancy) Sauve. He grew up in a home in Taylor, MI with an abundance of love and old fashion values. One that was strict, but never lacking in adoration, sarcasm, and humor. Mike was baptized Catholic and actively raised in Saint Paschal's church. Mike was spirited, stubborn, and did things slowly on his own time. He was quick to verbalize his opinion and sometimes easily convince others to join him in mischief. Throughout all of life’s stages he treasured his friendship with his sibs. His relationship with each of them was unique. As their big brother he inspired them, knew just how to irritate them, and particularly enjoyed doing so. He in turn was incredible at loving them and humbly thankful he could always depend on them. In 1972 Mike graduated from John F. Kennedy High School. Mike continued to live life to its fullest. He enjoyed indulging in superb food, smooth bourbon, and loud music especially when in company with those he loved. Mike loved people passionately.
    On March 10, 1973 he married his high school sweetheart, Donna Felker. Together they formed a home in Melvindale, MI. Where they grew into adulthood, and created a family with their two sons, Steven and Jeremy Sauve. Mike truly had fun with parenting and being active in his sons lives. He spent many seasons coaching, volunteering, and working hard long hours to provide for them. He was incredibly proud of his boys and would remind people he was confident he’d done at least two things right by the way they both turned out. Mike was animated and loved to tell stories of personal adventures. If you stuck around for any length of time it’d be top of the hour and he’d be repeating the same story to you.
    As his life evolved he went on to marry JoLynn Fitrzyk on October 10, 1998. Together they built a life in Lima, OH becoming business owners of Frontier Village, country western store. They embraced all things that came with being business owners, spoiled their dogs, and developed a love for camping. During this time Mikes sons began to expand their families. In 2003 Mike gained two daughter in-laws when Steve married Jill (Hawkins) and Jeremy married Jeni (Groner). Mike welcomed his expanding family and was always up to take them to a rodeo, buffet dinner, or simply relax with them beer in hand. In 2005 he achieved a new title, Papa Mike, as his grandchildren gradually begun arriving; Caden, Bryce, Emily, Addison, & Brady Sauve. As they grew he beamed constantly over their height, athleticism, and talent in the arts. He called often and came to visit them when time permitted but desired to be closer. Which lead Mike to end his business in Ohio and move back to Michigan to be near family. He teased them every chance he could & consistently reminded them to keep working hard. He enjoyed attending many events watching his grandchildren compete and preform. He always encouraged them with a immense hug after. During this time he fell in love with an old friend, Katrina Bentley. On June 17, 2017 they were united in marriage and planted in Wyandotte, MI. From this he gained additional sons, Damien (Lindsay) Mathis, Dustin and Daniel Green. Along with bonus grandchildren Colton and Peyton Mathis. Mike and Tina enjoyed traveling, renovating their home, meeting up with friends at local restaurants/bars, and watching all their grandkids bloom. As much as Mike loved large events with a crowd he also cherished quiet moments with Katrina while relaxing in his recliner at home or anywhere sitting near the waters edge.
    Mike passed away in Detroit, MI on January 21, 2023 at 68 years old. He is now united in heaven with his parents and numerous loved ones that have gone before him. In our sorrow we find comfort in knowing they’re together again. Especially because family reunions were one of Mikes favorite places to be. He is survived by all of his family listed above along with additional family that he loved immensely; nephews Samuel & Andrew Loriot, Cody (Kari) Sauve. Niece Elyse Sauve, great nieces Chelsea & Karlie Sauve, & countless extended family members. In addition he is survived by many friends that were dear to him particularly Jim & Laura Shelton.
    Funeral arrangements entrusted to Voran Funeral Home. Per Mikes request there will be no public funeral services held. Private burial will take place at a later time. Memorial contributions may be sent to the organization of your choice. Or simply splurge on yourself in Mikes memory as he relished in spoiling those he loved. Please share your memories and/or leave condolences on Mikes guestbook.
    Upon future date we will invite you all to gather and celebrate his life with us. In accordance with Mikes wishes we will be having an extremely loud lighthearted party, with immoderate libations, and in true Sauve fashion entirely too much food.

    Endreszl, Pete (Taylor Center 1960)

    The Taylor Alumni Association extends condolences to the family and friends of Ferdinand Peter “Pete” Endreszl, Jr. 80, of Belleville Michigan. Pete passed away on January 11, 2023, at home with his family by his side. He was born to Ferdinand Peter “Fritz” and Alvina (Klecha) Endreszl, Sr. on December 27, 1942, in Dearborn Michigan. After 34 years of working at Ford Motor Company, Pete retired in 2001. He had been a Design Specialist at Ford's Product Development Center in Dearborn, MI, where he was passionate about cars. Even in his free time, he enjoyed tinkering and fixing cars, particularly his prized 1965 Mustang convertible that his son had restored.
    Pete enjoyed attending auctions to find what he considered "Good Deals" and "Conversation Pieces." He also had a fondness for cruising on his pontoon boat and taking in the sunset from the deck of his lake house. He was known for being a jokester and loved making others laugh. Above all, his family was the most important thing in his life, and he treasured spending time with them.
    Pete is survived by his partner Lois Seager, loving children Stephen (Tricia Crim) Endreszl of Belleville, MI, Sheri Endreszl of Garden City, MI, and Joseph (Kimberly) Endreszl of Plymouth, MI, grandchildren Shannon Endreszl, Kaylyn Bothell, Nicole Swinea, Tyler Shelton, Jakob, and Joshua Endreszl, Jordan and Megan Crim, and great-grandchildren Greyson, Roman, and Chandler. He also leaves behind siblings George (Rose) Endreszl of Livonia, MI, Charles (Sue) Endreszl of Garden City, MI, David (Carlotta) Endreszl of Clarkston, MI, Mary Ann (Ronald) Tobey of Garden City, MI, and Richard Endreszl of Rohnert Park, CA, as well as many loving nieces and nephews. Pete's loved ones who passed before him include his parents, brother Thomas Endreszl, former wife and mother of his children Kathleen Gibbons, and sister-in-law Doris Endreszl.
    Visitation will be held at David C. Brown on Thursday, January 19th from 1 PM to 8 PM, with a rosary at 7 PM. A service has been planned for Pete at 11 AM on Friday, January 20, 2023, at the David C. Brown Funeral Home, located at 460 E. Huron River Dr., Belleville, MI. The service will be officiated by Father Bryan Shackett.
    In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital or the American Cancer Society.
    The family appreciates your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

    Plassman, Robert (Kennedy 1966)

    Just received this information on Robert Preston Plassman, known to many as "Bobby," of Lake Havasu City, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020. He was born in Wyandotte, Michigan on July 16, 1948 to Robert and Marilyn Plassman. He was 72 years of age. Robert graduated from Kennedy High School and attended Albion College. He became a self-employed business owner, operating "One Hour Martinizing Dry Cleaners." Robert was married to his loving wife Shirley in August 1992. He enjoyed traveling and golfing, being a member of the Lake Havasu Golf Club and the London Bridge Men's Golf Club. He was also a member of The Fraternal Order of Eagles. He is survived by his beloved wife, Shirley; his children, Robert Plassman, Stanley Dziendziel and Nicole Langley; brother, Donald Plassman; grandchildren, Kate Plassman, Tyler Plassman, Sarah Connor, and Shayla Langley. Services were entrusted to the care of Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home. Thoughts and condolences can be sent to the Plassman family at

    Crump, Henry "Lee" (Kennedy 1967)

    The Taylor Alumni Association just received this information of Lee Crump's passing on February 27, 2021.
    In Loving Memory Of: Henry L. Crump, Jr. “affectionately known as Lee,” was born on October 15, 1948 in Detroit, Michigan to Verna and Henry L. Crump, Sr., who preceded him in death. Lee accepted Christ at an early age and was a devout member of El Bethel Church for over twenty years, serving as a Deacon.
    On September 4, 1993, he united in marriage with the love of his life, Maggie. No children were born to this union. Lee graduated from John F. Kennedy High School in Taylor, MI and began a career in law enforcement in 1971. Lee graduated from the Detroit Police Academy, Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command, United States Drug Enforcement Academy and the FBI Firearm Instructor’s School. Lee began working for the Inkster Police Department in August, 1972 and retired in October, 2000. He held many positions within the department as he advanced through the ranks, receiving numerous commendations and citations along the way. Lee always stressed the importance of integrity and character in his leadership positions and retired as Deputy Chief of Police, City of Inkster. After retirement, Lee continued to serve the community as City Councilman and Trustee on the Policemen and Firemen Pension Board.

    McGhee, David (Teacher at Kinyon, Brake, and Kennedy)

    The Taylor Alumni Association received this life celebration information from David McGhee's wife, Wendy Krieger (JFK 67). David passed away September 7, 2020.
    There will be a Celebration of Life for David McGhee, January 28, 2023. 1:00 pm at Northline Church, 22140 Champaign, Taylor MI 48180

    Borden, James "Corky" (Taylor Center 1966)

    The Taylor Alumni Association extends condolences to the family and friends of James “Corky” Borden. James passed away 12-20-22. He is survived by Karen Wilson-Borden, children; Melynda (Ed) Shane, Elyzabeth, Eric (Salina), Kenneth, Kortney Zub (Ryan). Grandchildren; Valayna, Remmi, Gauge, Gabe, Mia, Briar, Emily, Shaun, Adam, Randy, Kiara, and Briana. He is also survived by his siblings, Jody Lake (Dan), Pamela, Susie, Hazel Stephens (Thomas), and Timothy. James is preceded in death by his parents. James was in Viet Nam from 1967 to 1971. James passed away at home on hospice. Requested by James for no funeral, he was cremated.

    Dezsi Havens, Nancy (Kennedy 1966)

    The Taylor Alumni Association extends condolences to the family and friends of Nancy Dezsi Havens. Nancy, age 75 of Grosse Ile, passed on November 29, 2022. Beloved wife of Geoffrey A. Havens for 52 years. Loving mother of Geoffrey (Amy) Havens and Nancy (Timothy) Kelems. Dearest grandmother of Chase Havens, Marina Havens, Madison Rush, Eian Rush, and Aiden Rush. Step-grandmother of Ryleigh, Quincy, Kamryn, Zane, and Brody Kelems. She is also survived by two siblings, her dearest sister Mary Dezsi and Sylvia Dezsi. She is preceded in death by her parents Zoltan and Pearl Dezsi, and her brother John Dezsi. Nancy was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. Her family was her life and she was always generous and willing to help a loved one in need. Spending time with her family and taking her grandchildren on special outings brought her so much joy. She also enjoyed entertaining, baking, and cooking, especially for the holidays with her favorite Hungarian recipes. Nancy had a love of being outdoors and working on the yards of her homes on Grosse Ile and Big Pine Key, FL. With her abundance of energy, she was constantly working hard to make her homes beautiful. She also loved boating, fishing, and shopping, and had a keen eye for decorating her homes exquisitely. If Nancy wasn't working on her homes, she was working at her family business, Silver Seal Products. She worked long hard hours and enjoyed working with her granddaughter Marina, in the company warehouse. Nancy was deeply loved by all of her family and friends, and will be greatly missed.
    Donations may be made in lieu of flowers to honor Nancy at the Rheumatology Research Foundation:
    Visitation was Saturday, December 10, 2022 and services were Sunday, December 11, 2022 at Michigan Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

    Knapp Gorski, Carroll (Taylor Center 1965)

    The Taylor Alumni Association extends condolences to the family and friends of Carroll Knapp Gorski. Carroll passed away January 9, 2023 at the age of 75. Beloved wife of Richard Gorski. Loving mother of Marcus Gorski, Darrin (Cheryl) Gorski, and Dana (Eric) Bowen. Dearest grandmother of Kiley (Garrett) Clark, Lucas Gorski, Nicholas Gorski, Madison Gorski, Andrew Gorski, Miranda Bowen, Tyler Bowen, and great-grandmother to Bella Luna Poma and Aria Clark. She is survived by her brothers Brian (Keeley) Knapp and Edyie Knapp. She is preceded in death by her parents Kenneth and Mabel Knapp, siblings George Knapp, Kenneth Knapp, and Bill Knapp. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. Visitation is Friday, January 20, 2023 from 4:00 ~ 8:00 PM at Michigan Memorial Funeral Home, 30895 W. Huron River Dr. Flat Rock, MI 48134. Service is Saturday, January 21, 2023, instate viewing at 9:00 AM followed by mass at 10:00 AM at St. Constance Church, 21555 Kinyon St. Taylor, MI 48180. Interment at Michigan Memorial Park following service.