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Pierce Henry McLeod

July 9, 1923 December 6, 2012
Pierce Henry McLeod
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Pierce Henry McLeod was born July 9th 1923 in Eveleth, Minnesota and graduated from Cooly High School in Detroit, Michigan. He attended Kenyon College on an academic scholarship and excelled at football. Then WW II began and he enlisted in the Army. After the war, he graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.A. and M.A. in Social Work. Pierce was a proud veteran of WWII, where he fought in Germany and received both the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star for bravery.

Pierce was a teacher and administrator at the Southfield Public Schools and later the Director of Instruction for the Macomb County Intermediate School District. He authoredThe Undeveloped Learner; A Developmental-Corrective Reading Program for Classroom Teachers as well as the accompanying student work book.

He was the beloved husband of Lucille (Campbell) for 64 years. He was also a loved and proud father of Campbell (Kris) of Davis, California; David (Charlene) of Rochester, Michigan; Francey (John Pellerin) of Saratoga Springs New York. Pierce was the loving grandfather to Ian, Emma, Andrew, Alexandra, and Grace.

After WWII, Pierce returned to Inverhuron Beach in Ontario, Canada where he had spent the summer days of his childhood learning to sail. Pierce�s family purchased the historic McLeod homestead near Inverhuron and turned it into their summer cottage �Grayhaven� where he, his brothers, relatives, and friends spent their summer days.

Pierce met his wife, Lucille Campbell, on Inverhuron Beach. They spent many happy years at Grayhaven and at their own cottage, The Four Winds, which Pierce built for his family. There he taught his children to sail on the same boat that he had learned on summers before. Pierce and Lucille created adventures and memories together cruising Lake Huron on his C&C Redwing �Fair Lady�. In later years, they continued to bring their children and grandchildren to annual summer vacations on the Great Lakes that the family all loved and appreciated.

Pierce had an irreverent sense of humor which served him to the end. He was a man of character, humor, and intelligence who will be greatly missed.

Pierce is preceded in death by his parents Mr. and Mrs. D.G. McLeod and his brothers Donald and Stuart. Pierce passed away peacefully in his home on the 6th of December 2012 at 89 years of age surrounded by his loving family.

A memorial service in honor of Mr. McLeod will be held at 2 PM on Thursday, December 27th at Northbrook Presbyterian Church, 2205 W.14 Mile Rd, Beverly Hills, Michigan.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to �Michigan Veterans Foundation� of Detroit, Michigan or the �Michigan Head Start Association� in East Lansing, Michigan.


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