--- In Memoriam ---
"WHAT LIES BEHIND US AND WHAT LIES BEFORE US ARE SMALL
MATTERS COMPARED TO WHAT LIES WITHIN US" Emerson
Naze “The Rock” Hamood (Class of 1964)
Naze “The Rock” Hamood, age 67 of Dearborn, Michigan, passed away Saturday night, April 13, 2013 at his home surrounded in love by his family and friends. Born Aug. 2, 1945 in Lebanon he was the oldest of 7 children. He came to America with his family when he was 5 years old. He was very proud to be an American citizen and thankful for the life that afforded him. He graduated Fordson High School in 1964.
He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Vivian Gentry. They raised two wonderful daughters, Anita (Hamood) Ganzak and Lila (Hamood) Chojnacki. He had a great relationship with his sons-in-laws, Bill Ganzak and Art Chojnacki. These unions produced three of the most beautiful, talented granddaughters in the world, Madison Gail Ganzak, Abigial Paige Chojnacki, and Isabel Renee Chojnacki. Their “Giddo” loved them deeply and he was a great hands-on grandfather. He is preceded in death by his parents and brother Allie Hamood and sister Ceham Hamood. Survived by sisters Sally (Ali) Hammoud, Ceif (George) Rizk and brothers John (Hala) Hamood and Hassan Hamood and many loving nieces, nephews and cousins. Missing him also are his sisters-in-law Maxine (Howard) Akers, Debbie Gentry and Rhonda Gentry.
Naze was the owner and operator of Naze’s Printing Service in the downriver area for almost 30 years. His customers became his friends and many he embraced as family. He was liked, loved and respected by all who met him. He took pride in his work and was an excellent businessman. He was a great athlete, excelling in many sports, but his great love was softball. He is well known in the Dearborn area for his talent and accomplishments on the softball field. He was also a great manager and sponsor, leading his teams to several world softball championships. He was still very active up until the time of his illness in 2012. He was inducted into both the Dearborn Recreation Sports Hall of Fame and the City of Dearborn Sports Hall of Fame. His softball buddies were like brothers to him.
Bowling was another sport he mastered, even though he started at a later age than most. He was very proud of his “300” games, only regretting that only one was during league play. He tried his best to participate in the 2012-2013 season, wanting to keep in touch with his teammates and friends in the league. Everything he did, he always gave it his all. Especially in loving and taking care of his family. Always had a joke to tell, always extending his hand to someone and always having a big, loving heart.
Arthur Louis Knoch, Jr (Class of 1947)
Arthur Louis Knoch, Jr of Westland, son
of the late Arthur Louis Knoch, Sr. and Ruth Elizabeth (Zimmerman), went
to his eternal rest on January 29, 2013. Arthur was preceded in death by
his sister Barbara Ruth (Friend). He is survived by his wife Mary Alice
(Hart); daughter Kathleen Mary (Nelson) and her husband Jim of Ann Arbor
and their two children Andrew and Malia; son David Arthur and his wife
Cheryl (McGregor) of Kentucky and their three children Daniel, Shannon,
and Brendan; sister Doris Elizabeth (Flowerday) and brother Richard David
and his wife Kathy, all of Florida. Born in Detroit and raised in
Dearborn, Michigan, Arthur graduated from Fordson High School in 1947 and
went on to retire from Michigan Bell after 47 years of service. As a
veteran of the Korean war, he served in both the Marine Corp Reserves and
US Air Force. He had fond memories of his time while stationed in Alaska.
Arthur wed his lovely wife Mary in 1953. They lived briefly in North
Carolina, Dearborn and Wayne, Michigan, before settling in Westland for
the last 41 years. Arthur and Mary were married just 7 months shy of
60 years. Arthur was a long-time Detroit Tigers fan. He was a member
of the Telephone Pioneers of America. Some of his hobbies included stamp
collecting, genealogy, and bowling. He was also an avid reader of
history, with presidential history being a particularly favorite subject
of his. He also enjoyed traveling with his wife and had many fun vacations
with Mary, her sister Claudia (Johnson) and brother-in-law Jerry.
Barbara (Knoch) Ruth
Bertha (Garvey) Formento
Charles Glenn Bell
David L. Braun
David L. Braun, class of 1967 passed away on Thursday,
May 22, 2008. He would have been 60 on July 17th. He died in Florida and
will be buried here at St. Hedwigs in Dearborn Heights. He is survived
by his wife, Kathy.
Mayor Michael A. Guido