Elaine Latzman Moon
Elaine Latzman Moon

On February 11, 2020, Elaine Latzman Moon, a writer, mother of Cybele and Adrian Moon, grandmother of Evyn Moon, passed away at her home in St. Petersburg, FL. Elaine was born on August 17, 1939 in Detroit, MI to Michael and Mary Latzman. She was a writer, who is well-known for her book, "Untold Tales, Unsung Heroes, an Oral History of Detroit's African American Community, 1918-1967." Throughout her career Elaine both wrote and creative directed publications for the Detroit Urban League, the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation, and the Detroit Bicentennial Commission. Her love of travel led to publications for UNICEF in Namibia, and the Methodist Church in Puerto Rico, as well as her Master's thesis on South African poets; and "Homeland: Dream of My Father" about her family history in Slovakia. Elaine taught courses at Wayne State University, and other Detroit area colleges, in addition to writing instruction at the Freedom House and the Veterans Medical Center. Her creative talents, her wit, her parties, and her unending curiosity, are sorely missed by her family and friends. A memorial service will take place at 3pm on August 13, 2021 at Sunset Point on Belle Isle, Detroit. See www.elainelatzmanmoon.com for more info.

Published by Detroit Free Press & The Detroit News from Jul. 25 to Aug. 8, 2021.
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So sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort and hope bring the family peace and love.
August 26, 2021
Elaine and I were friends for many years. We worked on some projects at church. She was so talented and organized. After her Walk to Emmaus we met weeky for prayer. The world is a better place because of Elaine's contribution. I will rejoice when I get to heaven and see her again.
Elizabeth Arnold
August 8, 2021
My deepest sympathy to family and friends of Elaine. From one of her long time neighborhood friends who cared a lot about our friendship. She will be missed. My prayers and deepest sympathy to her family.
Prudentia Worth
July 13, 2021
Elaine was for real. Creative, loving, fun. A real friend. Sincere. Saw the beauty in life. May her creative and loving energy enhance the universe.
michael layne
August 22, 2020
Elaine volunteered to go with me downtown when my divorce was finalized in the late '80s. She knew it would be a roller-coaster kind of day, but she did her best to help me through it: sitting with me in the courtroom, taking me to lunch in the Millender Center, explaining all the artwork and artists in the People Mover stations as I took my first ride.
I will also always remember grilling on her front lawn before walking down to the river front for the fireworks.
Karen Hoover
August 17, 2020
Elaine was a wonderful write, mentor, and friend. She will be missed, but always remembered.
Jennifer Marek
August 16, 2020
Farewell to a dear friend.
Craig Morrison
August 15, 2020
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Eddie Hoskins
August 15, 2020
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