Richard A. Covert, 70, of Rochester Hills and formerly of Royal Oak, died Tuesday, July 24, 2007, at William Beaumont Hospital, Troy. He was born July 1, 1937, in Royal Oak. Mr. Covert was born and raised in Royal Oak. He retired in July 1989 from the Department of Public Works in Royal Oak after 35 years of service. He loved the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed crafts and building things. Mr. Covert was predeceased by a brother, James E. Covert. Surviving are his wife, Lynda L. (Roe) Covert whom he wed June 6, 1959, in Berkley; children, Kelly J. (Paul) Umlauf of Ferndale and James E. Covert of Rochester Hills; siblings, Mary Ellen Guss of Royal Oak, Rose (Jack) Pethoud of Oscoda; grandchildren, Kelli, Paul Jr., Carrie, Jessica and Lindsey Umlauf and Coley Covert; and great-grandchild, Mason Prater. Memorial service will be held at a later date. Contact funeral home at (248) 541-7000 for further information; memorials, American Lung Association of Michigan, 25900 Greenfield, Suite 401, Oak Park, MI 48237; arrangements, Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 705 W. 11 Mile Road, Royal Oak; wwwsullivanfuneraldirectors.com. Margaret Higgins, 88, of Madison Heights and formerly of Clawson, Royal Oak and Toledo, Ohio, died Tuesday, July 17, 2007, at St. John Oakland Hospital, Madison Heights. She was born Sept. 26, 1918, in Toledo to Fred and Beulah Seiderman. Mrs. Higgins was a member of the First Baptist Church, Royal Oak, since 1953, served as a Sunday School teacher and volunteered for many church and Homemakers Class activities including coordinating the funeral luncheons at church for many years. She also was a member of the Royal Oak Chapter 392 O.E.S. Mrs. Higgins was predeceased in 1998 by her husband, Alfred, whom she married June 30, 1937, in Toledo, and her daughter, Nancy, in 1939. Surviving are her son, Fred A. (Mary Lou) Higgins of Sterling Heights; grandchildren, Fred (Becky) Higgins, Michelle (Steve) Brown and Melanie Higgins; great-grandchildren, Caitlin, Nicholas, Ashlyn and Lillian; and sister, Mary Helen (Irving) Williams of Toledo. Memorial service, 4 p.m. Aug. 5, at First Baptist Church, 309 N. Main, Royal Oak; burial, Toledo Memorial Park; memorials, St. John Hospice, MOB Suite 102, 22101 Moross, Detroit, MI 48236, or the charity of donor's choice; www.kinsey-garrett.com.
Published in The Daily Tribune on July 29, 2007.
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