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.
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ROBERT J. MCCALL
Robert James McCall passed away on Monday August 24, 2015 at the age of 92 in Walla Walla, WA. He was preceded in death by his parents, step father (Joseph Schafer), a brother and loving wife Virginia, Ginny, nee Bickman. Bob is survived by a large loving family including many grandchildren and great- grandchildren.
He attended the Trade School, graduating Class 1940, “T” Section, played intramural Baseball ’37, ’38, and “39.
Robert served his country in the Army Air Corps from 1943-45. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Wayne State University in 1949. Bob retired from the Ford Motor Company after 25 years, and continued working as a consultant for another 10 years. He also taught evening math courses at a local community college.
Bob joined the Alumni Association in 2002.
ADAM M. NIERADTKA
Adam passed away April 9, 2015.
Beloved husband of Uta. Adam attended the Trade School. While there he was on The Craftsman Staff and was Co Editor of The Craftsman Yearbook. Adam graduated in 1945.
He served his Country in WWII by attending Officers Candidate School, Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland, Fort Sheridan, Illinois, and Fort McClellan, Alabama.
He was a long time member of the Alumni Association, joining in 1953.
EDWARD J. RIOPELLE
Edward J. Riopelle died January 7, 2016 at the age of 82. Beloved husband of Kathleen for 56 years. Loving Dad of Andrea (Craig) Champagne, Charles, Marlisa Snider and Jennifer Valire (Ray Mayo. Proud Grandfather of 5. Also survived by many other loving family and friends.
Ed attended the Trade School, graduating Class 1952, the last graduating class of the Henry Ford Trade School before it closed the doors ending a historic era. Ed joined the Alumni Association in 1973..
FATHER JOHN D. CANAVAN
Father John, of the Archdiocese of Detroit, passed away January 19, 2016. He is survived by a sister and two brothers, along with many nieces and nephews.
Father John attended the Trade School. He played intramural and Varsity Baseball and Basketball earning Craftsman letters in both sports in ’43,’ 44’, and ’45. After graduation in June 1945, John joined the U.S. Army and served his Country as a paratrooper.
CHARLES E. MULLINS
Charles passed away January 10 2002 at the age 78 years.. He enrolled in the Trade School September 28, 1939 and graduated Class of June, 1942, “M” Section.
While at School he played Intramural Basketball and Baseball. His ambition was to be a Toolmaker and his hobby was Woodworking. Charles was a member of the Alumni Association, joining in1977.