Chapter Grand

David Krupp, Class of 1953

(From Detroit News, March 15, 2009): David Krupp, age 78, was born in Fremont, Ohio on February 2, 1931, the son of Walter and Mary Krupp. He spent most of his early life in Port Clinton, OH, where he graduated from HS as a member of the National Honor Society. He earned 12 varsity letters in football, basketball and track and was named to the second All-Ohio teams in two of these sports. He attended U of M on a basketball scholarship and was a member of the varsity basketball team for 3 years. He as a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity. Afterwards becoming publicity mgr. at Greenfield Village, and later spent 35 years in public relations with Ford Motor Co. including 9 years as regional mgr. of its west coast PR office where he kept a home in Newport Beach, CA. After retiring from Ford, he was a consultant for J. Walter Thompson. In his later years he kept homes in Bloomfield Hills, MI, and Rancho Mirage, CA, where he was a member of The Springs Country Club. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Jacqueline; son David Krupp Jr. and daughter-in-law, Cindy; daughters, Katherine Frasher and Claire Brull, son-in-law, Douglas Frasher, and grandchildren, Garrett, Olivia, Elizabeth, Rebecca and Grace; sisters, Elizabeth Fagan and Jane Ewers, and brother-in-law, Conrad. A funeral mass was held at Sacred Heart Church, Palm Desert, CA followed by a reception at The Springs Country Club. Donations to The Women's Committee for Hospice Care, www.wchcinc.org

Donald Byrne Johnston, Class of 1957

(From the Ann Arbor News, December 28, 2008): Donald Byrne Age 74, born in Ann Arbor, MI, November 10, 1934 to Harold and Mary Johnston, passed away on Sunday, December 28, 2008 at home with his loving family and friends at his side, after fighting a long and determined battle with pancreatic cancer. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 51 years, Rosemary "Rosie" and beloved son, Michael Byrne, earlier this year. Donald attended University of Michigan Elementary and High School, Mercersburg Academy, and went on to the University of Michigan graduating with a Bachelors degree in Liberal Arts. He began his career at the family owned business, Trojan Laundry, and from there spent 20 years as the marketing director for the Institute of Industrial Launderer's in Washington DC. Don was also a master franchisor for the Packaging Store, Inc. As a lifelong resident, he loved Ann Arbor and was one of the "maize and blue faithful" never missing a Michigan football home game. For more than 50 years, Don and Rosie opened their home to old friends, and new, for post game parties.

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