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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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.

James,Larry (Taylor Center 1963)

The Taylor Alumni Association sends condolences to the family and friends of Larry James. Larry passed away February 22, 2018.
Age 73 of Flat Rock. Loving dad of Keli (JFK '90) (Darren) Jahner and Mark (JFK '87) (Lauren O’Dea) James. Dearest grandpa of Matthew Jahner, Andrew Jahner, Hailey James, and Grace James. Larry was preceded in death by his mother Dorothy James. Larry was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed his lifelong profession as an Operator’s Engineer. He was a man of many words with a big heart. He will be deeply missed by family and friends. Visitation Friday, March 02, 2018 from 2-9 p.m. at the Taylor Chapel of Voran Funeral Home, 23750 Goddard Road. (313) 291-1800. Funeral service Saturday 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment West Mound Cemetery. Please share memories and leave condolences on Larry’s guestbook.

Herron, Dale (Taylor Center 1965)

The Taylor Alumni Association sends condolences to the family and friends of Dale Herron. Dale passed away February 10, 2018.
Dale's classmate William Rhett Leak wrote.... Dale was a fine basketball player at Taylor Center and a wonderful teammate. He was a long-time resident of Wyandotte, where he lived most of his life with Marty, his wife of about 50 years. Dale was the father of a daughter, Holly, and a son, Dow, and the grandfather of several. He was a friend to many and will be missed by all who knew him.

Babicz Ferguson, Sharon (Taylor Center 1968)

The Taylor Alumni Association sends condolences to the family and friends of Sharon Babicz Ferguson. Sharon went to heaven on January 14, 2018. Age 67 of Taylor. Beloved wife of Patrick E. Ferguson. Loving mother of Jennifer (Darrell) Berringer and Scott (Nicole) Ferguson. Dear sister of Donald (TC '78) Babicz and Joseph (TC '80) (Kaye) Babicz. Dearest grandmother of Brendan, Cameron, Lexi, Ryanne, Blake and Gavin. Sharon was preceded in death by her parents Raymond and Geraldine Babicz and her siblings Kenneth (TC '70) Babicz, Theodore (TC '74) Babicz and Kathleen Babicz. Sharon will be deeply missed by family and friends. Visitation Tuesday, January 16, 2018 from 2- 9 p.m. at the Taylor Chapel of Voran Funeral Home, 23750 Goddard Road. (313) 291-1800. In state Wednesday 10:00 a.m. with an 11:00 a.m. funeral service to follow at St. Paul United Church of Christ, 24158 Goddard Rd., Taylor. Interment Ferndale Cemetery. Donations may be made to Fish & Loaves. Please share memories and/or leave condolences on Sharon’s guestbook at www.voranfuneralhome.com

Sexton, Steve (Taylor Center 1978)

The Taylor Alumni Association sends condolences to the family and friends of Steve Sexton. Steve passed away January 9th. Born August 11th, 1960 to the late and loving Berlin and Rebecca Sexton. Loving father of Steven (Beth) and the late Shannon Sue. Proud grandfather of Breanna, Hailey, and Logan Sexton. Beloved brother of Veronda, Lee, and the late Debbie and Alan. He was the proud uncle of 8. Steve had many hobbies. Hunting, fishing, camping, pretty much anything that would allow him to enjoy the outdoors. But there was nothing he enjoyed more than spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He was loved and will be missed by all who knew him. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made directly to the family.
Visitation: Friday, January 19, 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Service: Friday, January 19, 5:00 PM
The Allen Park Chapel of The Martenson Family of Funeral Homes
10915 Allen Rd
Allen Park, MI 48101-1141
(313) 386-6600

Stallman, Charles (High School Counselor, Teacher)

The Taylor Alumni Association sends condolences to the family and friends of Charles Stallman. Charles passed away January 2, 2018. Born in Detroit, Charles was the son of Charles and Margaret (Roach) Stallman. He married the love of his life, Catherine McDiarmid, on November 6, 1965. Charles worked for over 34 years as Teacher and Counselor with Taylor Public Schools, retiring in 1997. He also owned and operated Island Gardens, growing and selling Perennials at the Ann Arbor Farm Market for over 42 years.
Charles was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, and very active with the Taylor Rotary club.
Charles leaves to cherish his memory, Catherine, his wife of the past 52 years; children: Edward (Tania) Stallman and Christine (Keith) Hook; grandchildren: Stephen Stallman and Aaron Hook as well as a sister Viola Butler. Sadly he was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Ann Wilson

Lie In State - Tuesday, January 09 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 21599 Parke Lane, Grosse Ile, MI 48138, (734) 676-1377.
Funeral Mass - Tuesday, January 09 - 11:00 AM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

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