ANTHONY L. BARCLAE
Anthony, aged 95, Detroit area busines sman, of Grand Blanc, passed away at home surrounded by his family.
He will be missed by a large and loving family. He was born in Rome, Italy, in 1921 and came to America with his parents at the age of four. He was an Apprentice School graduate Class of 1947. Anthony was an Army Air Corp. veteran of WWII.
He was a long time member of the Alumni Association joining in 1955.
DR. Vincent D. Lepore
Dr. LePore, passed away suddenly on September 5, 2016. His loving wife of over 65 years, Mary (nee Hayes) preceded him in death on January 11, 2016.
Vincent graduated from the Trade School “W” Section and Youngstown University in Ohio. He attended the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Pharmacy.
As newlyweds, Mary and Vincent spent four years in Rome at the University Of Rome Medical School where he obtained his Medical Degree. He completed his medical training in 1964 and opened a private practice where over the course of his career he would deliver over 10,000 babies.
He was also awarded the Mahoning County Medical Society Physician of the Year in 2011 for distinguished service to medicine and the community.
After closing his private practice Vincent continued to serve the community at St. Elizabeth’s Women’s Health clinic in Leetonia and the Veteran’s Administration Women’s Clinic in Youngstown, He was a faculty member of the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine and a Diplomat of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, also a member of the American Medical Association, Youngstown State University and the Henry Ford Trade School Alumni Association in Farmington Hills Michigan, having joined in1978.
Vincent leaves a son, Dr. Vincent D. (Maggi) LePore of San Jose Calif., a grandson Nicholas V., two brothers, Constantino, (Connie) and Frank (Dorothy) LePore of Canfield and many nieces and nephews.
LEONARD J. LABUDA
Leonard, beloved husband of Olanda, a loving father, grandfather he will be missed by family and friends alike. Leonard served his country in the Navy during WWII. He was a graduate of the Henry Ford Trade School, Class of 1946, “W” Section. Leonard joined the Alumni Association in 1989.
RUSSELL N. MCWILLIAMS
Russell (Russ) McWilliams passed away on August 6 ,2016, (November 10, 1928 - August 6, 2016). He is survived by his loving wife Betty, three children, four grandchildren and three greatgrandchildren. Betty and Russ had just celebrated their 67th Wedding Anniversary.
Russ enrolled in the Henry Ford Trade School September 1942 and was assigned Badge 505. He graduated Class 1946, “M” Section.
Following his graduation, he stayed on as a “Senior” and took classes in the Apprentice School in Mechanical Engineering while waiting for an opening in a Division of the Ford Motor Company.
Russ went on to work for the Ford Motor Company and the Elox Corporation. He then became a Manufacturer’s Representative and finally started his own company, McWilliams Machinery Sales.
His brother, Kenneth McWilliams also attended and graduated from the Trade School. Russ was a member of the Alumni Association joining in 2006.
George passed away August 10, 2016. He was predeceased by Pat, his loving wife of 61 years. He also leaves behind a loving family of Donna, George, Jim and Denise, and 12 grandchildren as of January 2012.
George arrived in the United States from Canada with his parents. He attended MacKenzie High School and left to enroll in the Henry Ford Trade School.
George graduated in 1939 as Class President of the “M” section. He later became an instructor in the Grinding Department of the Trade School. He left the School for Excello Corp, becoming active in the UAW and elected President of UAW Local 49. Appointed Director of Region IE. He retired in 1985 as Assistant Director of UAW Region lA. Attending the Annual Instructor Reunion he was one of three instructors known to be living in 2012. George was a member of the Alumni Association for many years.
Gene died on June 10, 2016. Loving husband of 68 years to Joan. Father, grandfather and great grandfather. He was a graduate of the Ford Trade School, Class ‘44, Section M-A-1.
His ambition was to be a renowned drummer. He played drums in the Trade School band, ‘41, ‘42, ‘43, ‘44. Gene also played intramural Basketball and Baseball, ‘41 thru ‘43. Gene had a long career in the tool and die casting business. He was a man who lived to make life better for others.