GLEN DEAN SNYDER
Glen passed away December 1, 2016. He is survived by a large and loving family and leaves behind many friends from the Ford Trade Alumni Association, Livonia Woodcarvers and his Church.
He was a proud “Henry Ford Trade School boy”. Graduating Class ’47, M Section. He served his Country in the Navy aboard the USS Monterey during the Korean Conflict (1950-54).
Glen was employed by the Ford Motor Company as an Electrician until his retirement in 1982. Glen joined the Ford Trade School Alumni Association in 1988..
JOSEPH S. TALAMONTI
1931 – 2017
Joseph, beloved husband of Doris and loving father, grandfather and great grandfather. He will be greatly missed by numerous family and friends.
Joe attended and graduated from the Trade School, Class of ’48, “M “ Section. He served 3 years active duty in the Air Force during the Korean Conflict and then 2 years in the Reserves. He was employed for 48 ½ years by the Ford Motor Company.
He was a member of the American Legion, Elks, Moose and Henry Ford Trade School Alumni Association.
HAROLD “JIM” HEMMING
Harold was laid to rest on his 91st Birthday, November 19, 2016. Predeceased by his wife, Tini, sisters Mary and Winifred. Jim leaves behind a large and loving family including 4 Granddaughters Erin, Emily, Kenzie and Cathy.
Jim attended the Trade School, graduating Class ’43 “W-A-1”. He was very active in school, assigned to the “Craftsman”, awarded the coveted Quill and Scroll, attended “Boys State” in ’43. Played Varsity Tennis in’42, ’43. Intramural Basketball ’40, ’41, “43. His skills as a reporter for the Craftsman stood him in good stead when he served his Country in the Army.
He served as a reporter for the famed Stars and Stripes in the Philippines during WWII. Jim was a teacher and taught at many schools in the Metro area, including Scotch Elementary in West Bloomfield where he served as the Principal.
He was reinstated into the Alumni Association in October 2004.
Mario, age 103 years, passed away June 10, 2016, according to his daughter, Florence Johnson of Rolling Hills Estates, CA.
Quoting from a note penned by Florence, he lived a long and healthy life and was always proud of his education from the Trade School and his long affiliation with the Alumni Association. He wore his new Alumni cap proudly up until a week before he died.
Mario enrolled in the Trade School November of 1925 and graduated Class June 1931, “T” Section. Long Live Mario! He was employed by the Ford Motor Company and also the Excello Corporation in Dearborn.
He had been a member of the Alumni Association since December 1964. At 103 years of age he was one of two known Centennials of the Alumni Association.