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Of Bloomfield Hills, died from a slip-and-fall accident at his winter home in Naples, FL on March 24, 2008. John had recently lost his dear wife, Joan, in January. He is survived by two sons: Kirk Herlitz of San Carlos, CA and Todd Herlitz of Chicago, IL. John was a proud grandfather to Alexander John Herlitz, son of Todd and his wife Rebecca. He was 65 years old. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Friday, April 4 at McCabe Funeral Home, 31950 W. 12 Mile, Farmington Hills, MI. Herlitz, retired in 1998, was formerly the Senior Vice President of Product Design at Chrysler. A memorial gathering for friends and family will be held Saturday from 1-5 p.m. at the Walter P. Chrysler Museum at One Chrysler Drive Auburn Hills, MI. Donations in the form of checks can be made out to "University of Michigan" and sent to: Herlitz Lupus Research Fund Attn. Sara Seyfarth University of Michigan, Rheumatology 1500 E. Medical Center Dr. 3918 Taubman Center Ann Arbor, MI 48109.

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Published in The Detroit News on Apr. 2, 2008.
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