Friends and family of Rotary Members have been memorialized through donations to the Foundation in their names. Among these are:
Andrew Oiestad – 2020 – Andy was a valued member of the Northville Rotary Club. He was always willing to volunteer for service activities, especially for the Woodworking and Fine Arts Weekend each July. In addition, his generosity in supporting the Northville Rotary Foundation led to two challenges where he pledged a very generous amount if the club members could match it. We met each challenge.
Carl Reece – 2019 – Gift from James Conkling. Carl was an active member of the Northville Presbyterian Church.
Pricilla Horesco – 2019 – Active Family Member and wife of long-time Rotarian Theo Horesco. Pricilla was an educator and volunteered at numerous Rotary events even through her fight with cancer. We are all saddened by her loss.
Beth Smith – 2018 – Active Family Member and wife of Rotarian Bob Smith. Beth could always be counted on to work on the show or Christmas Party. A terrible loss to friends and family.
Barbara Curnow – 2018 – Valued Rotary member and wife of Rotarian Gary Curnow. Barb will be missed by all.
President Ken Adamczyk sent these touching words to our Rotary family……
She is Gone
You can shed tears that she is gone,
Or you can smile because she has lived
You can close your eyes and pray that she will come back,
Or you can open your eyes and see all that she has left
Your heart can be empty because you can’t see her,
Or you can be full of the love you have shared
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday,
Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
You can remember her and only that she is gone,
Or you can cherish the memory and let it live on.
You can cry and close your mind,
be empty and turn your back.
Or you can do what Barb would have wanted:
Smile, Open you eyes, Love and Go On.
Lucia Sabatini Puglia – 2016 – Mother of Rotarian Susan Owens and mother-in-law of Rotarian Charles Owens
Barbara Hull Owens – 2015 – Barbara was involved in Rotary as a “RotaryAnn” or wife of a Rotarian for many years and then as a Rotary member in her own right. She was the mother of Rotarians Charles Owens and Carol Smith.