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Michael W. Scanlon


MICHAEL WILFRED Age 76 Beloved son of the late Michael M. Scanlon and Carolyn E. Scanlon. He is survived by his brother Patrick F. Scanlon. He passed away unexpectedly December 31, 2016 at his home in Grosse Pointe Woods. 

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01/28/17 06:48 PM #1    

Mark Nyland

Michael was a loyal Graduate of the class of 1960. I haven't  been to alot of functions but I know he was at most as he lived locally and loved the good times we had.. He was probably one of the oldest graduates because he was 76 just like I am. I hope Michael is at peace and is enjoying his time in the Heavens.


01/28/17 08:45 PM #2    

Francis H. Whitton Jr.

we went through grade school and high school together. He was very soft spoken and kind. He will rest in peace

01/29/17 05:10 PM #3    

Woody Noblitt

As I remember, Michael was sometimes "made fun of" by classmates in Junior High School, and always took the high road, not reacting in anger.  In that sense, Michael was a "Christ figure" to me.  I have always remembered this remarkable qualtiy and respected Michael for it.  

01/29/17 05:53 PM #4    

William R. Veit

Woody was correct an how Mike was chided for being not  being athelitic. Even the gym teacher Delancy picked on Mike which was a travesty. I went from 3rd grade through 12 with Mike and stood up for him when picked on and kicked some butts to cover him, got me in trouble with Mrs. Lesley. Worth it.  I was his friend and in recent years we would get together for coffee and kabitz. Most recent was in October and he seemed fine. As quiet as he was I will absolutly miss him a lot, Bill Veit

01/29/17 06:01 PM #5    

Robert E. Schultz

Mike was a gifted Artist and a good person........I enjoyed his company.

01/30/17 07:41 PM #6    

Francis H. Whitton Jr.

What I am hearing is a classic example of bullying. He was so quiet and mild-mannered and I don't know how anybody would bully him. I didn't see it and yes Bill I would've followed your path. My older brother bullied me to the point that I had no self esteem. I didn't come out of it until I was 40 years old. Bullying was not identified like it is today. If it had been an issue that was made public I think a whole lot of people would have left high school psychologically healthier.

01/31/17 09:19 AM #7    

William R. Veit


Frank is correct that big guys always pick on the weakest then and now. And others when they whitness it should react to protect the weekest. I did and it stopped. At South i would sometimes walk from class to class to be sure. I'm not a hero but I had to react. In better times much later it was always nice to meet for coffee where Mike could be himself with a historic friend. Miss him.


02/01/17 02:55 PM #8    

Vita Marie Buccellato (Goins)

It's very heartwarming to read the comments by Mike's other classmates.  I remember, as well, that he was quite and kind.  It doesn't suprise me that he was bullied throughout school.  I saw him and spoke with him at some of the reunions and was happy to hear that he was doing well at his chosen career.  He was a good man.

02/02/17 09:13 PM #9    

M. Prudence Webb (Billiu)

Maybe Mike was an old soul. He was always nice and thoughtful. A person I like to remember as a classmate. Now he's encompassed in an all encoumpassing peace!!!   Prudy Webb Riley Billiu

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