Larry Zimmerman

Larry Zimmerman pic

May 11, 1955 – September 14, 2016

Larry Zimmerman worked as a real estate agent and was a founding member in 1980 of the Motor City Business Forum.  He later served as dean at Macomb Community College.  Zimmerman was survived by his partner of 37 years, husband Stuart Itzkowitz.

Detroit Free Press, September 16, 2016

Mary Beth Dietz

mary-beth-dietz-pic

April 1, 1967 – March 18, 2016

Mary Beth Dietz earned a B.A. in English from Michigan State University and taught English in Wisconsin before returning to school to become a chiropractor.  She and LeAnne Ray became the first same-sex couple married in Michigan City, Indiana.

Grosse Pointe News, March 24, 2016