Theresa Guillean

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August 12, 1958 – July 25, 2016

Theresa Mary Guillean of Bloomfield Hills graduated with the Pontiac Catholic High School class of 1976.  She went on to earn her B.S. in 1990 from Oakland University and devoted herself to social work.  Guillean and her wife Lori Klein Shapiro were among more than 300 couples issued marriage licenses on March 22, 2014 after a federal judge overturned Michigan’s ban on same-sex marriage.

Sparks-Griffin Funeral Home

Harold McCormick

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January 4, 1934 – May 9, 1999

Civil rights activist Harold McCormick was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and served in the U.S. Army from 1956 to 1962.  After moving to Metro Detroit, he was engaged in social work and became CEO of Quality Human Services.  McCormick led a largely closeted life until he was found murdered in his Royal Oak Township apartment, the victim of a man he met at an adult book store.

Detroit Free Press, May 13, 1999

Between The Lines, June 10, 1999

Between The Lines, July 1, 1999

Sabra Fischer

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August 11, 1938 – October 16, 2012

Sabra Fischer grew up in Glencoe, Illinois and attended Ohio Wesleyan University.  She later earned her M.S.W. from Wayne State University in Detroit, owned a private practice in social work and later massage therapy, and raised two children in Harper Woods.  She and her partner Sue Grywalski moved to Lexington along Lake Huron in 1994.

Port Huron Times Herald, October 17, 2012

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