Donald Mordell, Jr., 69, of Royal Oak, formerly of Huntington Woods and Pleasant Ridge, died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2007 at William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak. He was born Nov. 25, 1938 in Detroit. Don was a hair stylist who worked in the area for many years. Family was first and foremost in his life. He was a member of the Michigan Depression Glass Society. He is survived by his children, Donna (Dan) Lince, Grace (Tom Marshall) Dezern, Ron Mordell, Steven (Julie) Mordell; special friend, David Snider, for the Clawson Lions Club, publicity chairman for the Elks, chairman of the Jaws of Life drive for the fire department and chairman of Clawson's First Annual Trade Expo in 1984. Mr. Hubbel also held several offices, including past president, for the State Barber's Association. He worked with state officials on regulations for barbers and cosmetologists and collected petitions to insure sanitary procedures within the two professions. He was recognized as Barber of the Year in 1982 by the State Barber's Union Local 55. Surviving are his wife, Judy, whom he married Dec. 20, 1974; siblings, Bonnie (William.) Richsiblings, Frank (Joanne) Mordell, Mary (Bud) Flemming; 11 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Visitation, 3-9 p.m. Sunday at Wessels & Wilk Funeral Home, 23690 Woodward, Pleasant Ridge; in state, 9:30 a.m. followed by services at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. John's Episcopal Church, Royal Oak, with the Rev. Linda Northcraft officiating; inurnment, Roseland Park Cemetery, Berkley; memorials, Rose Cancer Center at William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak; online condolences, www.wesselsandwilk.com. mond, Bruce (Lillian) Hubbel, Beverly Bogaski, Barbara Pratt and Barry (Kris) Hubbel; children, Toni (Michael) Beauvais, Carrie Rosencrants, Brian (Samantha) Pattison, Becky (Brian) Boreo, Tracy Merchel, Eric (Jasmine) Hubbel and Matthew (Lindsey) Hubbel; 19 grandchildren; one great-grandchild and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mildred and Lloyd Hubbel; daughter, Lisa; grandson, Merrick; and sister, Beth Welch. Visitation, 5-9 p.m. Saturday and 1-9 p.m. Sunday at Gramer Funeral Home, 705 N. Main St., (Livernois between 14 and 15 Mile roads); instate, 10 a.m. Monday at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church until 11 a.m. funeral service; memorials, Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church Carpet Fund; online condolences, www.gramerfuneral- home.com.
Published in The Daily Tribune on Dec. 28, 2007.
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