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6 Harbor Light Community Newsweekly www.harborlightnews.com Week of Dec. 7-13, 2011 Harbor Springs...Now and Then Musings, memories & news about you By CYNTHIA MORSE ZUMBAUGH czumbaugh@charter.net | 231.526.7842 A person’s character is, by definition, qualities that make somebody or something interesting or attractive. A town’s character is made, to a great deal, by the characters that live there and we have had more than our share in Harbor Springs. Let me begin with a disclaimer saying that I believe someone can be con-sidered a character for either positive or negative reasons; I have no intention of saying which I think any of the fol-lowing people are. First, there are the obvi-ous names that come up whenever people reminisce about Harbor Springs; Salty & Smitty, Tor and “Cuckoo” John Petoskey. Whether from sand-wiches at Gurneys or from Bar Harbor or from sporting events, everyone seems to have fond memories of these residents. As do most towns, we’ve had a long line of officers in the police department, but the names that come up most fre-quently are Al Reber (and his cigar) and Leroy Thrush (Of-ficer Friendly.) Stories of bi-cycle ticketing and warnings rather than tickets abound when the conversation turns to this subject. Going a little bit north, how many of you can remember being “pulled over” by Tommy Harrington on his bike in Cross Village? Medical care? No problem. No Z-packs for us then, you went to see Dr. Fischer, nine times out of ten you dropped your pants, took a shot in the posterior and went on your way. And you know what? It usually took care of the problem. You saw Dr. Graham for your teeth (and listened to that same music over and over again while in the chair) and then visited Mr. Hovey for your prescriptions. Hovey’s cough syrup remains the most effective I’ve ever found. When it comes to people in business that made lasting impressions, no conversation is complete without Rosie Rosenthal; I don’t even know if that was her real first name or, if not, what her real name was, but a visit to her store was certainly memorable. Mert Johnson remains a pillar of the area decades after her restaurant closed and her pies are the stuff of which legends are made. Teddy Griffin had a golden touch when it came to the hospitality industry and his method of operation -CONTINUED on page 7 . Notice regarding posting obituaries & commemorative notices in the Harbor Light Newspaper Please take note that the Harbor Light welcomes the submission of obituaries for publication in this newspaper. The following guidelines are offered to assist readers in such sub-missions. -All news items -includ-ing obituaries -submitted for publication are subject to editing for content and brevity. -This newspaper does not charge to publish obituaries. -Should families wish to publish a more inclu-sive obituary notice, a paid, line-bordered com-memorative notice, please inquire to be advised of the charge. -Obituaries must be submitted directly to the Harbor Light News-paper by the family or the funeral home. We do not copy obituaries pub-lished elsewhere unless directly requested to in writing by the family or funeral home. -To submit an obituary for publication mail to Harbor Light Newspaper, 211 E. Third St., Harbor Springs, MI 49740; email: news@ncpublish.com; fax: 231-526-7634, or visit www.harborlightnews. com and click on “Tell Us”. Please include any appro-priate Harbor Springs area connection in the obituary. -We cannot take obituar-ies over the telephone, but please call with questions (231) 526-2191. Deadline for Wednesday publication is Monday at 12:00 Noon. The Harbor Light News-paper posts obituaries it receives at www.har-borlightnews.com as soon as possible to allow friends and family the ability to attend services or send condolences in a timely fashion. No sub-scription is required to view obituaries online. O bituaries Leslie Cottrill Leslie R. Cottrill of Harbor Springs died Dec. 5, 2011. Funeral services will be held on Fri. Dec. 9 at 11:00 AM at the First Presbyterian Church of Harbor Springs. Pastor James Pollard and Rev. Toby Jones will officiate. Interment will take place in Lakeview Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 6-8:00 PM at Schiller Funeral Home. Les was born Feb. 5, 1922 in Flushing, Mi. He was the oldest son of Thomas and Lena(Root) Cottrill. He graduated from Flushing High School in 1940. In 1942 Les enlisted in the Army and served in the European The-atre until the end of WWII. Just before he was shipped overseas he married Fannie E. MacIntire and that night they danced under the stars to the sounds of the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra in New York City. Les loved to dance! After the war he returned to Flint, Mi. to raise his family and start his real estate career. Dur-ing his career he was highly respected and well known for his abilities and integrity. Les had a kind word and a smile for everyone he met. One of his proudest accom-plishments was securing the property and then developing Seven Lakes State Park located between Flint and Detroit. It is considered by many as one of the finest public parks in the state. Les was a humble man who never talked about his accomplishments. One of his mottos was “ a man is no better than his word”. Leslie loved nature and felt very fortunate to be able to live in northern Michigan. He loved hunting and for over 60 years he hunted at Durkee Lakes Hunting Club. Les was a people person and he never forgot a name or number. He was also considered to be a rather “dapper” dresser. He will be greatly missed by his family and his many friends. Les was preceded in death by his wife Fannie and his brother Bill Cottrill. He is survived by his daughters Sue Ann Albayya (Mike) and Cathy Jo Cottrill, son Craig R. Cot-trill and his wife Mary Beth; grandchildren Faris, Nadia, Geoffrey and Chad, 3 great grandchildren; his twin sister Phyllis and sister Joyce, and nieces Jennifer and Judy. He greatly loved and cherished his time with Sharon Walker his very special companion. The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Northwest Michigan. Envelopes will be available at Schiller Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.stonefuner-alhomeinc.com. Puzzle brought to you by: Lucy poses, Bunter looks out for an earpull from the right. Open Mon-Sat 10-9 & Sun: 11-4 152 East Main, Harbor Springs 231.526.6658 20% OFF during Open House Dec. 10th We read Between the Covers! Elizabeth Blair Fine P earls Doreen Boynton Doreen Boynton of Harbor Springs died Dec. 1, 2011 at Bay Bluffs Medical Care Facility following a long illness. She was born July 22, 1927 in Petoskey to William H. and Ethel Beth (Park) Moore. Her siblings were Durwood Clem-ent Moore, Rolland Elmer Moore and Vera Mae Moore who are all deceased. Doreen married Jack Ward Boynton on Feb. 15, 1946. He preceded her in death in 1987 but remained the love of her life. Doreen enjoyed her church, the Stutsmanville Chapel when she was able. She always enjoyed reading from the time she was a young girl with her own library card at the Harbor Springs Library along with gardening and doing puzzles in her later years. She was always happiest though when she could do something for someone else. She had worked in the medi-cal records dept. at the Burns Clinic for many years and had retired from there twice. Doreen is survived by Don and Melodie (Boynton) Corey, Keith and Denice (Boynton) Wager, Dawn (Boynton) Drielts and her fiance’ Pat Mize, 10 grandchildren, 6 great grandchil-dren, many nieces and nephews and her good friend Sam. A graveside service took place Dec. 4th at the Friendship-Township Cemetery. start your family ’s tradition with elizabeth blair fine pearls T he H arbor S prings T radition introducing your daughters & granddaughters to their first set of pearls 115 W. Main Street | Harbor Springs, MI 231.526.7500 | ElizabethBlair.com Member Cultured Pearl Association of America QUIMPER Boarding and Bath, Inc. • Boarding • Daycare • Grooming • Training • Pick Up and Delivery Paws and Claws Barrie Gartrell FitzSimons Of Grosse Pointe Farms and Harbor Springs, Michigan and Vero Beach, Florida, died peacefully Sunday, December 4, 2011. She was born on August 24, 1939 in Penticton, British Columbia to William F. and Iras Gartrell. She graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City and later received an Barrie Gartrell Acoustic Guitar/Voice Honorary Doctorate degree from Siena Fitzsimons folk.blues.jazz Heights College in Adrian, Michigan. 439 Pine Street Mrs. FitzSimons was an accomplished interior designer Harbor Springs, MI 49740 and dedicated volunteer. She served as President of the hglahn@charter.net Sigma Gamma a Trustee of the Detroit Institute Don’t miss Hank & Stan with Bo White & the Tarczon Association, Bros. Rhythm Section (Herb Glahn + Bob for Bowne = “Hank & Stan”) Children and University Liggett School; and as a Director Saturday, Sept. 12 -From 8pm before 12am of -the Wequetonsing Golf Club. She was an active member Lake ake 721 W . L At Little Traverse Bay Golf Club (in the tent) of Garden Club of Michigan, Grosse Pointe Garden Club and Harbor Springs Free-will offerings for Manna Food Project are encouraged John’s Island Garden Club. In addition, Mrs. FitzSimons was 231.526.5571 Weekdays 7 am -4 pm a Docent for the Detroit Institute of Arts and a member of the 289 E. Main St. Harbor Springs Junior League of Detroit. 231-526-9611 She is survived by her husband David K. FitzSimons: children, Kerry and Charles Wilson, David and Holly FitzSi-mons, William and Lisa FitzSimons and Allison and John LaFramboise; grandchildren, Josephine, Charlie and Place Wilson, Katherine and Patrick FitzSimons, Freddy and Henry FitzSimons, Grace, Thomas and Madeline LaFramboise. Her brother, Richard Gartrell of Williams Lake, British Columbia also survives her. Just 7 beautiful miles north of Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, December 8 at 12 noon, St. Paul on the Lake Catholic Church, 157 Lake Shore downtown Harbor Springs along M-119 Drive, Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations may be made to the following: 8 Barrie Gartrell FitzSimons Herb Glahn MIKE PIERCE D.D.S. New Patients Welcome . . . more than just bookkeeping . . . Word Processing • Newsletters & Bulk Mailing Mail Pick-up • Personal Bill Paying 231.526.0155• fax 231.526.3227 SUDOKU Level: Advanced Karmanos Cancer Institute 4100 John R Detroit, MI 48201 St. John Providence Health System (SJPHS) Foundations-Nursing Fund P.O. Box 673271 Detroit, MI 48267-3271 Northern Michigan Regional Hospital Foundation 360 Connable Avenue Petoskey, MI 49770 Answer to this week’s puzzle. Complete the grid so each row, column and 3-by-3 box (in bold borders) contains every digit 1 to 9. 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Harbor Springs...Now And Then

Cynthia Morse Zumbaugh

Musings, memories & news about you

A person’s character is, by definition, qualities that make somebody or something interesting or attractive. A town’s character is made, to a great deal, by the characters that live there and we have had more than our share in Harbor Springs. Let me begin with a disclaimer saying that I believe someone can be considered a character for either Positive or negative reasons; I have no intention of saying which I think any of the following people are.

First, there are the obvious names that come up whenever people reminisce about Harbor Springs; Salty & Smitty, Tor and “Cuckoo” John Petoskey. Whether from sandwiches at Gurneys or from Bar Harbor or from sporting events, everyone seems to have fond Memories of these residents.

As do most towns, we’ve had a long line of officers in the police department, but the names that come up most frequently are Al Reber (and his cigar) and Leroy Thrush (Officer Friendly.) Stories of bicycle ticketing and warnings rather than tickets abound when the conversation turns to this subject. Going a little bit north, how many of you can remember being “pulled Over” by Tommy Harrington on his bike in Cross Village?

Medical care? No problem.

No Z-packs for us then, you went to see Dr. Fischer, nine times out of ten you dropped your pants, took a shot in the posterior and went on your way. And you know what?It usually took care of the problem. You saw Dr. Graham for your teeth (and listened To that same music over and over again while in the chair) and then visited Mr. Hovey for your prescriptions. Hovey’s cough syrup remains the most effective I’ve ever found.

When it comes to people in business that made lasting impressions, no conversation is complete without Rosie Rosenthal; I don’t even know if that was her real first name Or, if not, what her real name was, but a visit to her store was certainly memorable.Mert Johnson remains a pillar of the area decades after her restaurant closed and her pies are the stuff of which legends are made. Teddy Griffin had a golden touch when it came to the hospitality industry and his method of operation Has not been duplicated. Our Barber shops have always been integral to the social aspect of this town, from Earl Heminger to Al Spencley to Stan Hoffman; you may have gone in just for a haircut, but you came out with your finger on the pulse of the communityFinally, how many years were we greeted by the "other" Smitty behind the meat counter at the IGA?Always smiling and friendly, you always felt like you were an important customer when he was around.

Teachers are obviously an important aspect to all of our development, but a few names come to mind as those who really left lasting impressions. Rick Rossi with his love of donuts and his very imitatable (I know that isn't a word) speech pattern, Bill Baker and his gruff exterior belying a very compassionate nature, and Bill Grant, who in another life was probably a town crier; no secret was safe from him. He actually got hold of my diary once and spent the day reading sections of it to students in the library.Talk about permanent psychological damage! (Actually, it probably put them to sleep, but I was devastated.)

We just lost one of my most memorable characters recently, Margaret Stanton.My parents pronounced her name Margareet, her family lived in that wonderful house by Five Mile Creek, I loved to visit there and when I think of her, it's always on a horse with the hat and boots. I'm ashamed to say that I didn't know Mr. Marihugh by anything except "Toad," I never heard him called by his given name, but what a fun, friendly man he was. His son, David, after years of driving school bus and working at Schiller's, is known to many only as Luger, but he is indeed known to many.

Another recent loss of a definite character was that of B.J. Mogg; the first time I ever spoke with her, she called me a brat. You never had to wonder what she was thinking; I admire that quality, she was known for her radio show, but it was her devotion to the community that made her special.

I would be remiss if I didn't mention my late father-inlaw, Bob Zumbaugh. Known to many as Zoomie or Uncle Bobby, his service to the legion is remembered but his habit of wearing dark glasses all of the time is the first thing that always jumps to my mind. Another common sight around town was Pat Horn, walking along Lake Street carrying his groceries. Such a hard working man, he had jobs all over town but since he didn't drive, you would always see him walking.

A couple images come back from school days that epitomize characters for me; Dennis "Buzzard" Williams and his rock concert speech while campaigning for student counsel President or Forrest "Bubba" Worthington running track sporting a Mohawk and bare feet (and winning by a mile.) Not meaning to embarrass either of them, it Was a long time ago but they are pleasant memories that stick with me.

From around the same time, the memories of Mrs. Pittard are not as pleasant. As an adult, I can understand how very sad her situation was, but the memories from that time are only of the signs on her fence on Lake Street and the warnings not to walk by her house.

Get out and meet some current characters at Merchants Open House this Saturday, December 10.

Rapid recovery wishes going out to Dave Allerding who is at home recuperating from hip surgery, with his lovely Nurse Pam at his beck and call. Hope all goes well for both of you.

Very sincere condolences to the Cottrill family on the news that Les passed away this week. I'll remember Les as always smiling and forever dancing, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Belated birthday wishes to Sandy Baker and to Cathy Koza Moore; hope both these wonderful ladies had perfect days. This week, Happy Birthday and many more wishes going to Jessica Petrowski on December 8. On December 10, birthday wishes going to Terence Johnston and on December12 to Jean Morse.Birthday wishes going to Florida this week to both Jon DeOpsomer and to Jeanie Snyder DeOpsomer and finally, next Wednesday, December 14, Happy Birthday to Leian Thomas Eberly and to Matt Cupps.

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Obituaries

Leslie Cottrill

Leslie R. Cottrill of Harbor Springs died Dec. 5, 2011.Funeral services will be held on Fri. Dec. 9 at 11:00 AM at the First Presbyterian Church of Harbor Springs. Pastor James Pollard and Rev. Toby Jones will officiate. Interment will take place in Lakeview Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 6-8:00 PM at Schiller Funeral Home.

Les was born Feb 5, 1922 in Flushing, Mi. He was the oldest son of Thomas and Lena(Root) Cottrill. He graduated from Flushing High School in 1940. In 1942 Les enlisted in the Army and served in the European Theatre until the end of WWII.Just before he was shipped overseas he married Fannie E. MacIntire and that night they danced under the stars to the sounds of the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra in New York City.Les loved to dance! After the war he returned to Flint, Mi.To raise his family and start his real estate career. During his career he was highly respected and well known for his abilities and integrity.

Les had a kind word and a Smile for everyone he met.One of his proudest accomplishments was securing the property and then developing Seven Lakes State Park located between Flint and Detroit. It is considered by many as one of the finest public parks in the state.

Les was a humble man who never talked about his accomplishments. One of his mottos was “ a man is no better than his word”. Leslie loved nature and felt very fortunate to be able to live in northern Michigan. He loved hunting and for over 60 years he hunted at Durkee Lakes Hunting Club. Les was a people person and he never forgot a name or number. He was also considered to be a rather “dapper” dresser. He will be greatly missed by his Family and his many friends.

Les was preceded in death by his wife Fannie and his brother Bill Cottrill. He is survived by his daughters Sue Ann Albayya (Mike) and Cathy Jo Cottrill, son Craig R. Cottrill and his wife Mary Beth; grandchildren Faris, Nadia, Geoffrey and Chad, 3 great grandchildren; his twin sister Phyllis and sister Joyce, and nieces Jennifer and Judy. He greatly loved and cherished his time with Sharon Walker His very special companion.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Northwest Michigan. Envelopes will be available at Schiller Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be made at www.stonefuneralhomeinc. com.

Barrie Gartrell FitzSimons

Barrie Gartrell FitzSimons Of Grosse Pointe Farms and Harbor Springs, Michigan and Vero Beach, Florida, died peacefully Sunday, December 4, 2011.

She was born on August 24, 1939 in Penticton, British Columbia to William F. and Iras Gartrell. She graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City and later received an Honorary Doctorate degree from Siena Heights College in Adrian, Michigan.

Mrs. FitzSimons was an accomplished interior designer and dedicated volunteer. She served as President of the Sigma Gamma Association, a Trustee of the Detroit Institute for Children and University Liggett School; and as a Director of the Wequetonsing Golf Club. She was an active member of Garden Club of Michigan, Grosse Pointe Garden Club and John’s Island Garden Club. In addition, Mrs. FitzSimons was a Docent for the Detroit Institute of Arts and a member of the Junior League of Detroit.

She is survived by her husband David K. FitzSimons: children, Kerry and Charles Wilson, David and Holly FitzSimons, William and Lisa FitzSimons and Allison and John LaFramboise; grandchildren, Josephine, Charlie and Place Wilson, Katherine and Patrick FitzSimons, Freddy and Henry FitzSimons, Grace, Thomas and Madeline LaFramboise. Her brother, Richard Gartrell of Williams Lake, British Columbia also survives her.

Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, December 8 at 12 noon, St. Paul on the Lake Catholic Church, 157 Lake Shore Drive, Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations may be made to the following:

Karmanos Cancer Institute 4100 John R Detroit, MI 48201

St. John Providence Health System (SJPHS) Foundations- Nursing Fund P. O. Box 673271 Detroit, MI 48267-3271

Northern Michigan Regional Hospital Foundation 360 Connable Avenue Petoskey, MI 49770

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Notice Regarding Posting Obituaries & Commemorative Notices In The Harbor Light Newspaper

Please take note that the Harbor Light welcomes the submission of obituaries for publication in this newspaper. The following guidelines are offered to assist readers in such submissions.

- All news Items - including obituaries - submitted for publication are subject to editing for content and brevity.

- This newspaper does not charge to publish obituaries.

- Should families wish to publish a more inclusive obituary notice, a paid, line-bordered commemorative notice, please inquire to be advised of the charge.

- Obituaries must be submitted directly to the Harbor Light Newspaper by the family or the funeral home. We do not copy obituaries published elsewhere unless directly requested to in writing by the family or funeral home.

- To submit an obituary for publication mail to Harbor Light Newspaper, 211 E. Third St., Harbor Springs, MI 49740; email: news@ncpublish.com; fax: 231-526-7634, or visit www.harborlightnews. com and click on “Tell Us”.Please include any appropriate Harbor Springs area connection in the obituary.

- We cannot take obituaries over the telephone, but please call with questions(231) 526-2191. Deadline for Wednesday publication is Monday at 12:00 Noon.

The Harbor Light Newspaper posts obituaries It receives at www.harborlightnews. com as soon as possible to allow friends and family the ability to attend services or send condolences in a timely fashion. No subscription is required to view obituaries online.

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