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Heartfelt condolences are extended to the families of the following loved ones. However far we are separated physically, the spirit of brotherhood in the Trade School burns brightly. We are the last of a Group that will never be duplicated.


1933 – 2014

Thomas S. Igielski age 80,passed away February 26, 2014.
Loving husband of Elaine.Beloved Father, Step-father, Grandfather, Step grandpa, Step Gr grandpa, Also survived by many other close family members.
He was a Tool and Gage Inspector for many years at AMC Jeep Corp. in Toledo, Ohio. Tom and Elaine faithfully attended the HFTS Alumni Association Memorial Mass for the deceased Members of the Association at the Shrine Chapel of Our Lady of Orchard Lake. He will be remembered in the reading of the departed members this year. Tom was a graduate of the Class ’52. That year marked the closing of the Henry Ford Trade School. He Joined the Alumni Association in April 1966.


1927 – 2014

Ralph passed away January 27, 2014. Beloved husband of Barbara for 66 years. Dear father of Mary Kay Miller, Thomas R., Jacqueline Howell and Donna Jean (Gene) Whaley. Grandfather of 6 and Gr-Grandfater of 5 He graduated from the Trade School in 1944. Served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. Ralph joined the Alumni Association in 1981.

Donald w chilson

1924 – 2013

Don passed away December 12, 2013, in Hoquiam, Washington He graduated from the Trade School in 1942. Served in the U.S. Navy uring WWII. Don joined the Alumni Association in 1989.


Mary Adani, Beloved wife of Past President Andrew Adani, (1951), passed away July 7, 2013.
Both were very active members of the Alumni Association in the ‘50’s

1922 – 2013

Jim, aged 91, passed away in Brighton.
Survived by his wife Sue, three children, three stepchildren, two grandsons, a brother and a sister.
He was an Automotive Engineer and Plant Manager for Chrysler. After retirement from Chrysler he taught at Mesa Community College in Arizona.
Jim was a 1940 Trade School graduate.
He joined the Association in 2004.

James Nickels

1931 – 2013

Jim passed away August 18, 2013 at the age of 81. Beloved husband of the late Patricia. Loving father of 5 children and their spouses. Cherished grandfather of 11 and great-grandfather of 4.
He was the best friend of John Kirkman from Trade School days. They rode the bus together to the Rouge and stayed in touch for many years. Jim worked for the Ford Motor Company his entire life.

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