In Memoriam

IN MEMORY OF.... OUR CLASSMATES AND FACULTY WHO HAVE PASSED AWAY.

“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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Polkowski, Susan (Kinyon Elementary School Teacher)

The Taylor Alumni Association sends our condolences to the family and friends of Susan Polkowski. Susan Elizabeth Polkowski of Plymouth, died May 24, 2018 at the age of 70. She was born in Cheverly, Maryland on March 18, 1948 to Anthony and Elvera (nee Boccarossa) Ventre. Susie is the beloved wife of Robert Polkowski for 48 years. She is also survived by her loving children Ryan (Nicole) Polkowski, and Lori Polkowski, her precious grandchildren Riley, Drew, and Luke Polkowski, her dear siblings Kathy (Alan) Roeder, and Len Ventre, and many nieces and nephews. Susie was preceded in death by both of her parents Anthony and Elvera Ventre.

Susie was a wonderful wife, mother, sister, and nana. She cared for everybody and everything. Susie wanted everyone around her to be happy and comfortable. She was extremely proud of her family, being a successful teacher, and her marriage to Bob. She loved Zumba, Latin dance, chocolate, flowers, gardening, dogs, and ducklings. Most of all, she loved being with friends and family and enormous hugs.

Visitation will be Wednesday, May 30, from 2-8pm at the Schrader-Howell Funeral Home, 280 S. Main St., Plymouth, 48170. Her Funeral Service will be Thursday, at 11am at the Funeral Home. Family and friends may begin visiting at 10am. Memorial donations in Susie’s memory may be made to the American Lung Association, or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

Nutt Cloutier, Robin (Kennedy 1970)

The Taylor Alumni Association sends condolences to the family and friends of Robin Nutt Cloutier. Robin passed away on May 22, 2018. Beloved wife of the late Charles Cloutier. Loving mother of Sherryl (TC 89) (Matthew)(TC 89) Dunlap and Douglas (TC 93) (Sherri) Cloutier. Dearest grandmother of Ashley (HST 2010), Christopher (HST 2012), Leanna (JFK 2015) and Sarah (JFK 2015). She is also survived by her brother Gary (JFK 67) (Bonnie) Nutt and her best friends Mel and Faye Locklear and Tim and Vanessa Dean. She is preceded in death by her parents Othel and Betty Nutt and her sisters Sherryl and Denise.
Viewing
Friday, May 25, 2018
2:00 ~ 8:00 PM
Michigan Memorial Funeral Home
Cremation will take place at “The Witness Crematory” located inside of Michigan Memorial Funeral Home.

Ruhlman Jacques, Mae Louise (Taylor Center 1958)

The Taylor Alumni Association sends our condolences to the family and friends of Mae Louise Ruhlman. Mae Louise "Moose" Jacques, age 77, passed away in her family home in Dearborn Heights on May 13th, 2018. Survived by her beloved children Richard Jacques, John Jacques, Frank (Lisa) Jacques, Missy (Dan) Mazur, June (Joe) Swift, Sherri Jacques, and Dawn (Bryan) Craddock.
Cherished grandmother of Anthony (Stephanie) Conigliaro, Eric (Veronica) Craddock, Lindsey (Phil) Schwochow, Mariah Jacques, Savanah Swift, Richard Jacques, Jr., Kyle Mazur, Jake Mazur, Noah Jacques. Caring great-grandmother of 8. Dear sister of Joanne (Andy) Poli, George (Nancy) Ruhlman, Sue (Mike) Mahaney, and Jacques (Debra) Ruhlman. Treasured daughter of Jacques and Mae Louise Ruhlman.
Mae Louise had a great love for her family. She baked cakes for every occasion and would cut her children's hair for them, sometimes to their dismay. She spent a lot of time in her garden growing all kinds of plants and flowers, her favorites being red and white impatiens. Everyone in the community knew her. People felt so comfortable with Mae that they'd sit and talk with her on the porch for hours about their problems. She had a huge heart for her family, her friends, and anyone she would meet. Mae Louise will be missed by the many people who's life she touched.
Visitation will be held Friday, May 18th, from 2-8PM. Funeral services will be the following day, Saturday, May 19th, at 10AM. All services will be located at the Taylor Chapel of Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 9800 Telegraph. Mae will be laid to eternal rest at Our Lady of Hope Cemetery.

Adkins-Jarvis, Pam (Taylor Center 1965)

The Taylor Alumni Association sends condolences to the family and friends of Pam Adkins-Jarvis. Pam passed away May 8, 2018.
Beloved wife of James. Loving mother of Juanita (Robert) Meyerink. Beloved daughter of Martha (the late Herman) Adkins. Dear brother of Mike (Melissa) Adkins and the late Herman “Buddy” (Sue) Adkins . Dearest grandmother of Quinton and Evelyn. Pam is also survived by many loving family and friends. Memorial Visitation Thursday, May 24, 2018 from 12-6 p.m. at the Taylor Chapel of Voran Funeral Home, 23750 Goddard Road. (313) 291-1800. A memorial service lead by the family will begin at 4:30 pm. Donations may be made to the Villalobos Rescue Center founded by Pit Bulls and Parolees and/or the Wounded Warrior Project.

Webster, Mary (Kennedy 1977)

The Taylor Alumni Association sends condolences to the family and friends of Mary Webster. Mary passed away May 11, 2018.
Mary was born October 5, 1959 in Dearborn, Michigan to John and Kay Kemp Webster. Mary is survived by her parents John and Kay Webster of Fredericksburg, Texas. Two sisters, Sandy Webster of Fredericksburg and Nancy (Randy) Stewart of Michigan. Nephews, Patrick and Bryce Stewart. Visitation will be held on Monday, May 21st from 1 to 7 P.M. in the Weise Funeral Home, 7210 Park Avenue, Allen Park, Michigan 48101
Graveside services and interment will follow on Tuesday, May 22nd at 11 A.M. in the Cadillac Memorial Gardens West on Ford Road, Westland
Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Webster Family, Golden Hub, or to the charity of one’s choice
Visitation on Monday, May 21, 2018, 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM Weiss Funeral Home, 7210 Park Avenue, Allen Park, Michigan 48101
Visitation will be held on Monday, May 21st from 1 to 7 P.M. in the Weise Funeral Home, 7210 Park Avenue, Allen Park, Michigan 48101
Graveside services and interment will follow on Tuesday, May 22nd at 11 A.M. in the Cadillac Memorial Gardens West on Ford Road, Westland
Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Webster Family, Golden Hub, or to the charity of one’s choice
Visitation on Monday, May 21, 2018, 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM Weiss Funeral Home, 7210 Park Avenue, Allen Park, Michigan 48101

Runions, Richard (Kennedy 1992)

The Taylor Alumni Association sends condolences to the family and friends of Richard Runions. Rich passed away April 10, 2018. He was the beloved son of Holly Hensley. Loving brother to Kimberly Kepke, Michael Runions (Mindy) and Misty Jordan (Chris). Dearest grandson of Verna LeBlanc. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be on Thursday, April 12th, from 4:00 until 8:00 and also on Friday, April 13th, from 3:00 until 8:00 at the Taylor Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 9800 S. Telegraph Road, Taylor, MI. Funeral Service will be Saturday, April 14th, at 12:00 noon at the funeral home.

Buono, Joseph (West Junior High Band Teacher)

The Taylor Alumni Association sends condolences to the family and friends of Joseph Buono. Joseph passed away on April 11, 2018. Buono, Joseph A. Age 88. Beloved husband of Audrey. Loving father of Paul (Sandi), Dennis (Dora) and Lisa (Jim) Pritula. Cherished grandfather and great grandfather. Joseph was a professional musician and a proud band teacher for West Jr. High in Taylor for many years.

Visitation Friday, April 13, 2-8 pm at Harry J. Will Funeral Home 37000 Six Mile Rd. in Livonia. Funeral service Saturday, April 14, in state 9 am until the time of Mass at 9:30 am at St. Aidan Catholic Church 17500 Farmington Rd. in Livonia.

Volk, Nancy (Taylor Center and Truman Teacher)

The Taylor Alumni Association sends condolences to the family and friends of Nancy Volk. Nancy passed away on April 3, 2018. Age 72 of Taylor. Loving mother of Steven (Roxanne) Volk, Mark Volk, Valerie (Mike) Van Haren, Veronica (Daniel) McMaster, and Malcolm (Bethel) McMaster. Dear sister of Roger (Connie) Cook. Dearest grandmother of 6. Nancy will be deeply missed by family and friends. Visitation Saturday, April 07, 2018 from 2-8 p.m. at the Taylor Chapel of Voran Funeral Home, 23750 Goddard Road. (313) 291-1800. Funeral service Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 12:00 noon at the funeral home. Inurnment Michigan Memorial Park Cemetery.

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