Stephen Speak, ’66, 1948-2014

 

Stephen C. Speak. Age 65; January 10, 2014. 

Beloved husband of Mary Martin. Loving father of Alicia and Joshua. Dearest son-in-law of Camille and William Martin. Dear brother-in-law of W. Daniel Martin and Lynn Martin and brother of James (Pranee), Barbara (Jay) Busse, David (Beverly), and Jane (Scott) Mills.

Also survived by his many loving nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 12 Noon on Saturday, January 25th at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 467 Fairford, Grosse Pointe Woods.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Ladies of Charity Clothes Closet of St. Vincent De Paul and Food Pantry, PO Box 602, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303-0602 or to the Capuchins, 1820 Mt. Elliott, Detroit, MI 48207. 

 

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Another source says that Steve was born in Burlington, Iowa, and his family came to California when he was 12 years old.

Steve was in my Latin classes taught by Mrs. Evelyn Root, along with Marsha Hebden, ’66; Ron Jackson, ’67; Dennis Napoli, Frank Robinson and others. He was a very tall, thin boy then, an excellent student, speaker and debater. He had a playful nature and would occasionally disagree with Mrs. Root on some point or another, in a humorous way.  I believe he became a public speaker in his career.