Recent Obituaries

Glenn Edward "Skip" Scott

of Dexter, MI, age 76, died unexpectedly due to a stroke Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at the University of Michigan Hospital. He was born June 12, 1942 in Ypsilanti, Michigan, the son of Gerald & Rose (Bernell) Scott.  Glenn graduated from Willow Run High School in 1960, then served in the army from 1960-63. He was a machine operator for Aco/Pittsfield Products until he retired in 2007. Glenn was a member of the Ann Arbor Eagles Club. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and going to gun shows, yard sales and dances.

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Robert Patrick "Pat" Smith

Age 76, passed away at home in Chelsea on December 27, 2018. Born to Minerva Lorraine Hepburn and Joseph Raymond Smith on May 2, 1942 in Ann Arbor, Pat was the youngest of six children. An independent, proud Irishman, Pat lived life fully and fiercely loved his family and friends. His larger than life smile, bright blue eyes, and sharp sense of humor drew people to him and nurtured unlikely friendships.

Pat enjoyed people and proudly carried mail in Ann Arbor for more than 35 years before retiring from the USPS.  He loved playing golf and relished the time he had in retirement to enjoy golf courses around the country and in Ireland. An avid reader and history buff, Pat delighted in discovering his family's ancestry and loved to watch old movies, especially westerns, and football.

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Thomas Sidney Ritter

Thomas Sidney Ritter of Chelsea, Michigan, age 70, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on January 16, 2019. Tom was born in Dowagiac, Michigan on April 7th, 1948 and was the son of the late Sidney Ritter and Leta (Cropsey) Ritter.  Tom was a farm boy from the start and recalled fondly raising live stock, adventures on the farm, and working along side his father. Tom graduated from Penn High School in 1966 and was named the MVP of the baseball team his senior year. Tom’s passion for baseball continued throughout his life and he served as a softball coach for his daughters and the vice-president of the Chelsea High School Softball Boosters. Tom earned his electrical engineering degree from Michigan State University in 1970.

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Garry Dean Harris

Age 72, died Saturday, January 12, 2019 at his home. He was born November 28, 1946 in Murphysboro, Illinois, the son of William A. & Betty (Crombar) Harris. Garry was originally from Wayne, MI, and has lived in Lima Township for 29 years. He worked at Huron Valley Steel for 40 years.
He is survived by his wife, Marge; two daughters, Michele, & Chris; 3 sisters, Lorie, Beverly, & Sheila; and two grandchildren, Jessica & Roger. He was preceded in death by a brother, Chuck.

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James L. Hall

of Chelsea, Michigan, formerly of Adrian & Ann Arbor. Age 77, passed away Saturday, January 12, 2019 at at Chelsea Retirement Community. He was born June 4, 1941 in Monroe, Michigan, the son of James W. & Dolly (McKinney) Hall.

James was a Journeyman sheet metal fabricator at U of M, a teacher at WCC, and owned a heating sheet metal company.  He had been the building maintenance supervisor at multiple companies.  He was a member of the Moose Lodge, and enjoyed long Sunday drives and time with his family.

Survivors include two sons, James (Leah) Hall of Chelsea, John (Mary Priya) of Dexter; a daughter, Christine Maier; a brother George F. Hall; and 3 grandchildren, Zachary Schneider, Rebecca Hall, and Luke Hall.

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