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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Dober, Donald (Kennedy 1967)

The Taylor Alumni Association sends condolences to the family and friends of Donald Dober. Don passed away on January 13, 2020. No service arrangements (Don's wishes). Immediate family will gather. Don is survived by his brother Ronald. (JFK 67)

Sexton Veres, Rosa Lee (Taylor Center 1963)

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The Taylor Alumni Association sends condolences to the family and friends of Rosa Lee Sexton Veres. Rosa Lee age 73 of Brown City and formerly of Carsonville and Trenton died June 4, 2019. She was born September 19, 1945 to Homer and Stella Sexton. She graduated from Taylor High School. Rosa married James Veres on August 12, 1967.
Rosa was a housewife, mother and had also worked as a Supervisor Housekeeping at several facilities including several years at Autumnwood of Deckerville.
Rosa is survived by her husband James Veres, a daughter Kimberly (William) Veres-Northey, a grandson William, sisters: Mary Moore and Sharon Dufore.
She was preceded in death by a daughter Joanne Veres and a sister Etta Denning and brother Jesse Sexton.
A visitation was held for Rosa on Monday June 10, 2019 from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. at Carman Funeral Home in Brown City. Funeral services will be at 5:00 p.m. Monday.

Lansky, Johnny (Taylor Center 1967)

The Taylor Alumni Association sends condolences to the family and friends of John Lansky. Johnny Lansky of Walled Lake was born March 12, 1949 in Detroit, Michigan to Edward P. and Jean Steward (nee: Mason) Lansky. He died December 26, 2019 at the age of 70.
Mr. Lansky is the beloved husband of 37 years to Mary. Loving father of Paige (Lewis Baxter) Lansky and Delaney Lansky. Grandfather of Cypress Lansky-Baxter. Dear brother of Rene (the late Brax) Wiley and Ronny (Kim) Lansky. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.
Johnny was a free-spirited, kind, loving man, the type of guy who you can call for anything and he’ll be there.
He was a loving husband to his best friend and soul mate, Mary. He’s an amazing father to his two daughters, Paige and Delaney. And in the last two years, his sweet grandson Cypress taught him to be an amazing grandfather.

Johnny was a Taylor Center High graduate, and Michigan State University Alumni. He played sports his entire life, mostly enjoying baseball, hockey and golf, which he played into his late 60’s. He hitchhiked across the country, caught big fish, swam in mountain streams, chased storms, then started a beautiful family, and settled down in our little town of Walled Lake where he spread his love and optimism and everyone knew his name.

A memorial service was held at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 340 N. Pontiac Trail, Walled Lake (3 Blks. S. of Maple Rd.) Sunday, December 29, 2019.

Fuhrman, John (Taylor Center 1963)

The Taylor Alumni Association sends condolences to the family and friends of John Fuhrman. John passed away December 27, 2019 at the age of 75. John worked many years for the Taylor School District as a maintenance person. He leaves behind his son Scott Fuhrman and his three grandsons, Jacob Fuhrman, Scott Fuhrman and Paul Fuhrman. A visitation will be held from 10am-12pm at Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, Taylor Chapel, on Saturday, January 4, 2020.

Craddock Papp, Shelia (Taylor Center 1963)

The Taylor Alumni Association sends condolences to the family and friends of Shelia Craddock Papp. Shelia May Papp, age 74, passed away on December 9, 2019. Beloved wife of Illes. Loving mother of Deborah (Scott) Tanas, Michelle Papp, and Kimberly (Michael) O'Dea. Cherished grandmother of Sarah, Ashely, Connor and Madison. Sister of Caroline (TC 73) (William) Patts, brothers Ronald (Betty), Raymond (Tc 67) (Sue), and Roger. Shelia was preceded in death by her brother Robert and parents Herbert and Florence.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, December 15, from 3-8pm, with a Vigil Service at 7pm at Harry J. Will Funeral Home, Livonia. The Funeral Service will take place on Monday, December 16 at 11am (In state at 10am) also at Harry J. Will Funeral Home, Livonia

Franas, Benjamin (Elementary Physical EducationTeacher)

The Taylor Schools Alumni Association extends condolences to the family and friends of Ben Franas. Ben passed away on November 11, 2019. Ben was an elementary physical education teacher. A celebration of his life will be held on November 24, 1:00 pm-5:00 pm at the William Ford Senior Center, 6750 Troy St, Taylor, MI 48180.

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