SHAY, John E. Jr. "Jack" age 79, of Detroit, MI, passed away Saturday, May 11, 2013. Jack lives on in his wife Pat; children, Maria Griffith (Cy), John (Carla), and David (Allison); six grandchildren; brother, Jim; and sister, Margaret deWolfe (Dave); and mother-in-law, Olga Kopacz. Jack was a 1951 graduate of St. Petersburg High School. From 1955 to 1959, he served as a naval aviator in the U.S. Navy. He received a BA from the University of Florida, an MA from Columbia University, and a PhD from the University of Michigan. Jack was also the former president of Marygrove College from 1980 - 1997. Visitation is Wednesday, from 2-8 pm at A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Directors, 32515 Woodward Ave in Royal Oak, MI. Funeral is on Thursday, 10 am, at the Sacred Heart Chapel on campus of Marygrove College at 8425 W. McNichols Rd, Detroit, MI. View obit & share memories: www.DesmondFuneralHome.com.
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Published in the Tampa Bay Times on May 14, 2013