Raymond Warner

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October 4, 1947 – April 4, 2020

Detroit native Raymond Henry Warner Jr. graduated with the class of 1965 from Redford Union High School, attended Wayne State University, and worked for the State of Michigan from 1970 until his retirement.  He was an early leader in the Detroit Gay Liberation Front, and wrote for the Gay Liberator and Gayzette newspapers.  Warner became active in the Libertarian Party, running for Congress in 1996.

Michigan Libertarian, May 2, 2020

Joyce Hillert

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December 13, 1931 – July 1, 2021

Born in Saginaw, Joyce Elaine Hillert graduated with the class of 1950 from Saginaw High School and went on to attend Western Michigan University and Michigan State University.  Her work life included serving mentally challenged people, a stint as a secretary, and owning and operating the Waterford Resale Shop.  Hillert was preceded in death by her companion and life partner Clarice Jeffries.

Oakland Press, July 25, 2021

Bradley Conrad

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February 14, 1954 – April 28, 2018

Born in Three Rivers, Bradley Conrad graduated from nearby Mendon High School and went on to study at Northwood Institute in Midland and Nazareth College in Kalamazoo.  He was employed as a financial controller and human resources for the plastics firm Crocker Ltd.  Conrad met his partner and future spouse Mark McCoskey in 1991 and the two married in Connecticut in 2016.

Kalamazoo Gazette, May 3, 2018

Wolfgang Jung

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January 29, 1936 – April 30, 2001

Wolfgang Friedrich Jung moved to the U.S. from his native Germany in 1960 and operated his own automotive repair business, the Beetle Shop in Royal Oak, specializing in Volkswagens.  He met his life partner David Hummel at Detroit’s Woodward Bar in 1969 and five years later they moved together to Traverse City where Jung opened Wolfgang’s Foreign Car Service.

Traverse City Record-Eagle, May 3, 2001

Friends North newsletter, Spring 2002

Doris Satterfield

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July 27, 1926 – November 4, 1993

Doris Louise “Sadie” Satterfield played outfield for the Grand Rapids Chicks from 1947 to 1953 with the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League.  She and teammate Connie Wisniewski operated Chicks Dugout hamburger restaurant for several years.  Satterfield later worked as a nurse at Kent Oaks Hospital and shared a home in Alto with her companion Wilhelmina Moederzoon, who survived her.

Grand Rapids Press, November 5, 1993

Alvine Bell

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June 17, 1949 – August 27, 1998

Detroit native Alvine Eugene Bell performed as Elaine St. Jacques at such venues as Bookie’s, My Fair Lady, and the Other Side, winning the titles of Miss Iron Hinge in 1974, Miss Todd’s in 1981, and Miss Michigan in 1982, as well as the first Miss Gigi’s crown in 1975.  Bell held an administrative position with the HIV/AID service organization Project Survivor.  He died from AIDS-related complications at age 49.

No known obituary

Cindy Clardy

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May 26, 1950 – February 28, 2023

Southfield resident Cindy Beth Clardy moved to Metro Detroit in 1994 for an engineer position with the Ford Motor Company, where she came out and played a leading early role in Ford GLOBE, now known as Ford PRIDE.  She was active in local LGBTQ+ politics, the Senior Koffee Klatch at Affirmations, and the Sirens Motorcycle Club.  Clardy was survived by her children and her beloved wife Jocelyn Walters.

Between The Lines, March 30, 2023

Deborah Ann Brown

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July 1, 1948 – October 5, 2007

Longtime Birmingham and Royal Oak resident Deborah Ann Brown was born in Pontiac and graduated from Oxford Academy in Oxford.  She later operated her own lawn service business and was employed for many years as a secretary and as a certified medical assistant at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Pontiac.  Brown was survived by her partner Jill Calvin.

A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home

Larry Glover

February 16, 1946 – June 9, 1990

Valedictorian of his class at Sacred Heart High School in Dearborn, Lawrence Gilbert “Larry” Glover earned his B.A. and M.A. at the University of Michigan.  As a founding member of the Ann Arbor Gay Liberation Front, he was interviewed by the Ann Arbor Argus just two months after the group formed in March 1970.  Glover later moved to San Francisco.  He died from AIDS-related complications at age 44.

Bay Area Reporter, June 6, 1990

Del Parshall

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September 14, 1935 – January 12, 2006

Born in Bay City, Delphine Merle “Del” Parshall graduated with the Clarkston High School class of 1952.  She went on to study at Ferris State University, then known as Ferris Institute, and later taught health recreation and physical education at Northern Michigan University, where she coached the school’s first women’s basketball team in 1971.  Parshall was survived by her life partner Iris Erickson.

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