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Edward A. Proctor, Jr.

March 10, 1930 March 12, 2018
Edward A.  Proctor, Jr.
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Obituary for Edward A. Proctor, Jr.

Edward A. Proctor, Jr. of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan died on March 12 of complications from cancer. Ed was born on March 10, 1930 in Sewickley, PA to Mary Woods and Edward A. Proctor and grew up on Wing Lake.

Ed was predeceased by his parents, his brother, Woods Proctor and his sister, Kitty Proctor. Ed is survived by his wife of 63 years, Carrie (nee Carter), daughters Mollie Proctor and Linda (Bill) Stewart of Bloomfield Hills and son Jim (Annemarie) Proctor of Royal Oak. He is also survived by seven grandchildren: James and Alex Laethem, Jennifer (James) Anderson, Laura and William Stewart and Ella and Chase Proctor.

Ed was a retired mortgage banker and appraiser. As an outdoor enthusiast, Ed was an avid hunter and angler, active golfer, skier, sailor and loved anything to do with nature. He was a squash, tennis and bridge player, photographer, community volunteer and poet extraordinaire. He delighted in traveling with Carrie and journaling their adventures. He attended Vaughan High School and Cornell University where he was a Chi Psi. Ed served as a sergeant in the United States Army during the Korean War.

Ed was the president of Proctor Homer Warren, Inc. He was past president of the Detroit Board of Realtors and the Mortgage Bankers Association of Michigan and was its regional governor. He was also the president of the Greater Detroit Society of Real Estate Appraisers. In the community he served as president of The Community House, on the City of Birmingham Planning Board and as senior warden of St. James Episcopal Church in Birmingham. Ed was a member of the Birmingham Athletic Club, Birmingham Rotary, Trout Unlimited (PH Young), as well as the Oxbow Conservation & Fishing Club in Grayling.

The family will receive visitors on Friday, March 23rd from 4 to 8pm at Lynch & Sons, 1368 N. Crooks Rd, Clawson, MI 48017. The Celebration of Life will be held at St. James Episcopal Church, 355 W. Maple, Birmingham, MI on Saturday, March 24th at 4:30 pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to St. James Episcopal Church, 355 W. Maple Road, Birmingham, Michigan 48009, The Community House, 380 S. Bates Street, Birmingham, Michigan 48009 or a charity of your choice.

A special thank you to Residential Hospice and all the caregivers who gracefully guided Ed and the family through Ed’s final days.

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