Recent Obituaries

William Leslie “Les” Rogers

“No Les, no more”
of Chelsea, Michigan, formerly of Ann Arbor, age 86, died peacefully on Sunday, May 17, 2020 at Chelsea Retirement Community, of Alzheimer’s Disease. He was born March 27, 1934 in Boston, MA, the son of William Llew & Persis (Worcester) Rogers.  L
es graduated from Pleasantville High School, Pleasantville, NY in 1951. He graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1955, and earned an MS and Ph.D. in nuclear Physics from Case Western Reserve University. In 1968 Les moved his family to Ann Arbor to start his career at Bendix Aerospace, where he worked on a project to design a Life Detector Module for the Mars Lander.  In 1970, he was recruited as a research scientist in the Division of Nuclear Medicine at the University of Michigan, where he not only had a very distinguished career, but also found a home. During his career he held appointments as a Professor and Research Scientist in the Departments of Internal Medicine and Biomedical Engineering. He served as an academic advisor for graduate students and was a grant reviewer for the National Institutes of Health.
 
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Howard Willson

Of Manchester, MI, age 84, died Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ypsilanti. He was born October 9, 1935 in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Harry & Ruth (Mills) Willson. A lifelong airplane aficionado, he was a pilot and even built his own kit-plane, an Avid Flyer.  Howard retired from Chrysler, where he had worked as an engineer for 34 years until his retirement in 2000.
  He is survived by two children, Lauren (Tim) Wacker of Manchester; Doug (Judi) Willson of Grass Lake; many grand- and great-grandchildren. Read more ...

Lauri JoAnne Robertson

Of Chelsea, MI, formerly of Detroit & Canton, age 69, died peacefully Tuesday, May 19, 2020 in her home. She was born April 1, 1951 in Detroit, Michigan, the daughter of Richard & Geneva "Monell" (Nix) Moore. Lauri graduated from Henry Ford High School in Detroit in 1969. Family was everything to Lauri, and she especially loved watching her grandkid’s sporting events. She was crafty, and enjoyed shopping. Lauri enjoyed sporting events, the Detroit Tigers and Red Wings were her favorite teams. 
 
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Lawrence G. Salyer

 
of Whitmore Lake, MI, formerly of Chelsea and Tecumseh, age 92, died Thursday, May 14, 2020 at Caretel  Inn in Brighton. He was born January 24, 1928 in Carver, Kentucky, the son of Cecil & Alice (Fletcher) Salyer.
 
On July 3, 1948, he married Joyce  Fletcher in Magoffin County, KY, and she preceded him in death on Dec. 12, 2013. Survivors include his two daughters, Linda (Carl) Foster of Brighton, Dr. Patricia (Kevin) DeVoy of Whitmore Lake; 3 grandchildren, Tammy (David III) Goodman, Alissa (Scott) Stewart, and Thomas Lawrence DeVoy; 4 great-grandchildren, Karalyn Goodman, David Goodman IV, Caleb Stewart and Lydia  Stewart; a brother, Luther Salyer; and 3 sisters, Mary Lou Rocha, Delma Sue Dixon, and Leveda Yost.  He was preceded in death by 4 sisters.
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Rosemary Kent Glenn

Aged 89, died peacefully of natural causes on Mother’s Day, May 10, 2020, with her family nearby in her apartment in the Silver Maples of Chelsea Retirement Neighborhood in Chelsea, MI. Born May 12, 1930, in Evanston, IL, to Charles Sledge Kent and Irene Isabella Schuler Kent, Rosemary spent her early years in Maine before the family moved to lower Michigan. She was a 1948 graduate of Pioneer High School in Ann Arbor, MI, and graduated from Western Michigan University in 1951 with majors in English and Education. She met the love of her life, Robert B. Glenn, in a Shakespeare class. They wed in 1950 and shared 68 years of a very happy, successful, and busy marriage.

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