Please see below the two recent obituaries.
Thank you – Metro Detroit Athletic Officials
– – There will never be another one like him.
Steve Rhoads, affectionately known as “Coach,” called his final play on Tuesday, September 25, 2018. He was 75. Coach is survived by his wife, Gerri, 4 children, 9 grandchildren, a sister, several nieces, nephews, and a host of loving relatives and friends. Visitation will be held 9am-11am, followed by a memorial service at 11am, Thursday, October 4, 2018, at Birmingham First United Methodist Church, 1589 W Maple Road, Birmingham, MI 48009. A gathering of family and friends will follow at Pasquales, 31555 Woodward Avenue, Royal Oak, MI 48073. *In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Berkley High School scholarship fund – details forthcoming.
Bloomfield Township – James A. David, DDS, 67, of Bloomfield Township, died September 28.
A graduate of De La Salle Collegiate High School, University of Detroit and University of Detroit School of Dentistry, Dr. David practiced in the eastern suburbs before opening the David Dental Clinic in Clinton Township. After retiring, he became a Practice Broker to dentists throughout the state.
For many years Dr. David was a referee at area high school and collegiate basketball games, and avid golfer, playing for decades at the Detroit Golf Club.
Dr. David is survived by his wife, Joan (Boulus); mother Rose David; daughter, Terese; sisters Judy Simony (Jerry); Mary Terry (Chris); and brothers John (Carleen) and Albert; many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. He is the son of the late Albert David.
The family will welcome friends at 10 a.m. on Monday, October 1, at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, 21800 Marter Rd. in St. Clair Shores. A memorial service will follow at 11.
Donations may be made in Dr. David’s name to Capuchin Soup Kitchen, 1740 Mt. Elliott, Detroit, MI 48207.
Don’t forget this Saturday is the annual
Metro Detroit Athletic Officials Football Clinic!
Saturday August 11th at 9:00am
Birmingham Groves High School
20500 W 13 Mile Rd Beverly Hills MI 48025
In the big theater on the East side of the high school.
Check in begins at 8:00am.
Rules presentation for coaches and officials by Nate Hampton
Dr. Kevin Do discusses the importance of preventing head trauma
Discussion with Athletic Director Greg Michaels from South Lyon East
Breakout sessions led by: Mike Shogan, Greg Santilli, Norm Gozalka, Aaron Woodbury, Will McKoy, Brian Gurwin,Gaylon Williams, Phil Hicks, Dave Stein & Jason Zimmerman
Officiating gear available for purchase from:
Look forward to seeing you there!
More information including association registration forms at:
Metro Detroit Athletic Officials
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Mark Uyl’s impact on educational athletics has stretched from his hometown across this state and our country as a teacher, coach, administrator and one of the nation’s most respected voices in sport officiating. The Caledonia native and assistant director for the Michigan High School Athletic Association over the last 14 years is now charged with leading the Association as it continues in the work he has championed for two decades.
Please help us congratulate Mark as the new MHSAA Executive Director