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MDYC expresses our condolences to the Girdley/Turner Family. Past MDYC member Terri Turner/Girdley passed away in June 2023.
MDYC expresses our condolences to the Brackney Family. Past MDYC Board member Jerry Brackney passed away. Jerry was father to past member Mark Brackney, past member, Board member, and halftime director David Brackney, and past member and current Board member Philip Brackney.
MDYC expresses our condolences to Jack Snider, former Board member (late 70's early 80's) passed in January 2021.
MDYC expresses our condolences to Debbie Goodman, former MDYC Board member, passed away in a house fire on 2/21 in Texas. .
MDYC expresses our condolences to the Nichols Family. Past MDYC member Shannon (Gray) Nichols passed away. Shannon was married to past member Ray Nichols who is the nephew of pass members Bill and Tim Nichols.
MDYC expresses our condolences to the Bryan Family. Past board member and father of past members, Hank and Josh Bryan, Bert Bryan passed away. Our prayers are with you all.
Bennie Jamison, former MDYC Board member from the late 1960's, passed away of complications from COVID-19 on Monday 12/14/20 in Texas. Bennie had 2 children and 5 grandchildren who were members of MDYC, one of his children later served on the Board.
MDYC expresses our condolences to the Billingsley Family. Past board member, father of past members, Jill Andrea & Keith Billingsley, and grandson of past member Phil Thacker, Frank Billingsley passed away. Our prayers are with you all.
MDYC expresses our condolences to the Timberlake Family. Past member and Halftime Alumnus Patrick Timberlake, has passed away. Please keep his family in your prayers.
MDYC expresses our condolences to Mark Frost, minister at Trenton church of Christ, and his family. His wife, Cheryl, passed away.
MDYC also expresses sympathy to the McClelland family, also from Trenton. Mike passed away at the age of 39. He was a former member of MDYC, along with his siblings Monty, Marcy, Matt, and Mark. His mother, Patti, was also a board member. Please keep the family in your prayers.
Former MDYC member Olivia (Burtch) Cucco passed away suddenly on February 22, 2012 at 36 years old from a blood clot in her lung. She has a 6 year old daughter, Anna Maria, and husband, Gian. Olivia’s brother Aaron was also a member of MDYC from 1987 – 1990. She was a member at Rochester Church of Christ. Please keep the entire family in your prayers.
Leo Hindsley, a former board member of MDYC during the founding of the chorus, passed away on November 29th. We express our sympathy to his wife, Darlene, and family. Anyone wishing to express their sympathy to the family may do so here.
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11-11-10 - Condolences
We are sad to report that one of our former members, Veronica (Arnett) King, lost her husband, Jeremy King on November 9, 2010. Jeremy is survived by two children, and Veronica is expecting their third in February. Those wishing to donate to a Memorial Fund to help Veronica and her children financially may contact Rochester Church of Christ.
08-16-09 - Condolences
We extend our sympathy to the family Natalie Young, a former member who was tragically lost in an automotive accident. Please keep the Young Family and Trenton Church of Christ in your prayers.
03-17-09 - Condolences
Our brother, David Kirkpatrick passed away on Monday, March 16. KP served as a Board member with the chorus. His leadership and kindness to our youth and their parents will never be forgotten. We will miss him even as he goes home to his reward.
Memorial Contributions may be made to "Katie's Wings," P.O. Box 458, Metamora, MI 48455. Katie's Wings is a non-profit organization founded by the Kirkpatrick family in memory of their daughter, Katie, which provides assistance to local people dealing with cancer by offering products and services through Katie's Spa in Lapeer.
Please keep Niki, Sara, Kevin, Jake and Hayley-Kate in your prayers.
1-07-09 - Condolences
MDYC wishes to express sympathy to the family of Bruce Starkey. Bruce was the father of Erica Starkey-Rossell (former member) and father-in-law halftime director Shane Rossell. Please keep Erica, her mother Joy Starkey, and their family in your prayers.
7-11-08 - Condolences
MDYC is sad to report that Kathy Petrich, former halftime director, passed away.
05-20-08 - Condolences
MDYC regrets to inform that Daniel and Alicia Tarjeft, two former MDYC members of recent years, lost both their parents Saturday evening. Dan and Jennifer Tarjeft were killed in a motorcycle accident. Dan was an Elder at Gateway Church of Christ, and his wife Jennifer was one of the church secretaries.
Two more families were also deeply affected by this accident. Aaron and Jen Wilmoth’s motorcycle was also hit. Both of them have had amputations performed on their left leg. Many members will know Aaron, as he drove Gateway’s bus to every practice and concert during the past year, as well as driving the chorus on their 2008 Spring Tour. Aaron and Jen are also members at Gateway.
One of our board members, Nina Hyder, and her husband, Ron, were on a third motorcycle along with the other two. Ron and Nina were physically unharmed. They are also members at Gateway.
Please remember the Tarjeft family, Wilmoth family, Hyder family, and the entire Gateway family during this difficult time.
01-23-07 - Condolences
MDYC expresses sympathy to the family of Amanda Gillam. Amanda passed away on Monday, January 22 at the age of 25. She was a member at Roseville Church of Christ.
01-23-07 - Condolences
MDYC wishes to express its condolences to the family of Ian Simpson. Ian passed away on Friday, January 19 at the age of 26. He was a member at Parkside Church of Christ. Please pray for the family of Ian.
07-29-06 - Condolences
MDYC expresses its condolences to the family of John Bowden, one of our current members who passed away. John collapsed suddenly while playing a game of soccer.
06-30-06 - Condolences
We are sorry to report the death of former MDYC member Tricia Kogowski-Novy (Member 1992-1996). Tricia lost her battle to cancer. She is survived by her husband, infant son, parents, and siblings.