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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Stan passed away April 27, 2017. He is survived by his wife Betty, whom he met at the Ford Ski Club, three children, doting grandfather of six. Stan was married to Betty for nearly 57 years. He will be missed by many relatives and friends.
Stan graduated from the Trade School, Class June ‘40 “M” Section. He became an instructor in the Trade School for 6 years and was a regular attendee at the Instructors Retirement Luncheons. He was the one of the last two known Instructors. Stan retired from the Ford Motor Company after 56 fruitful years.
He joined the Alumni Association in 1951.


Ernie is survived by his wife Irene of 61 years, and a loving family of children, grandchildren, brother and nephew.
He attended and graduated from the Trade School, Class ’43 Section W-A-1.
Ernie proudly served his country in the U.S.A.F. He enjoyed skiing, hiking and piloting his own plane. Irene and Ernie regularly attended the EAA Air Adventure in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
He retired from the Ford Motor Company after 30+ years as a Heavy Truck Engineer.
He joined the Alumni Association in 2003.

           ALLAN C. ZANDER

Allan, age 97, passed away March 01, 2017. Loving husband of Marie, who pre-deceased him in 2005. Al is survived by his children, five grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.
He enrolled in the Trade School in 1935 and graduated 1938, “M” Section. He hired into the N-711-B Die Room. He retired in 1985 from the Ford Motor Company as a Manager of Ford’s Advanced Design and Feasibility Center in the Dearborn Engineering Center.
Al was a loyal and faithful attendee at many of the Alumni Association events. He was a member of the Retirees Club and enjoyed the luncheons and camaraderie of his fellow members. Al joined the Alumni Association in May of 1956.


Siro passed away on March 10, 2017 at his home in Milford. He was 89 years old. He is survived by Janet, his wife of sixty-four years, and children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, plus many extended family members and friends.
Siro graduated from the Apprenticeship program in 1954.
He retired from Ford Motor Company as a Program Manager at the Livonia Transmission Plant. Siro joined the Alumni Association in 1984.


Betty passed away at the home of her daughter, Anne Nolan, in New Cuyama California, February 3rd, 2017. Betty was the wife of Paul Charrette, deceased, Trade School Historian, Past President of the Alumni Association.

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           LIDO D. SANTILLI

Lido passed away January 29, 2017. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend who will be dearly missed.
Lido proudly served his country during WW II in the US Navy. He received the Asiatic-Pacific Area Campaign Medal, the American Area Campaign Medal and the Victory Medal.
He retired as a Tool Engineer from the Ford Motor Company after a long and successful career. Lido was also an amateur Ham Radio Operator. He joined the Henry Ford Trade School Alumni Association in 1956.

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