In Memory


Gary Alpert


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08/31/21 10:30 PM #1    

Jules Goldman

Gary Was a good friend and we had lunch with him three weeks ago.  We taught at Mckenzie High School and worked for several years in the Detroit Public Schools.  Jules

09/01/21 05:02 AM #2    

Paul Feldman

So sorry to hear about Gary's passing.  He was a good man.  We saw each other periodically.  Had dinner at his favorite Chinese restaruant with Eddie Keywell and spouses before Covid.  RIP, Gary.

09/02/21 10:34 PM #3    

Joel Casman

I am another Bagley, Post and Mumford student so Gary and I had a long history together.  Two other mutual friends called me the very sad news.  I sat next to Gary at the 2013 reunion dinner and we reminised for 2 hours about our past history and updated each other about the present.  We talked a few times a year.  Baseball was a dominant topic both being bigTiger fans and he would ask about my softball team.  He waa  a gentle and kind man who was always concerned about the welfare and safety of others.  He will always be remembered for his character.

RIP          My friend for life.

Joel Casman

09/03/21 05:30 PM #4    

Robert Weiss

Gary and I have been friends since my first day at Post.  He was the first person I met having moved from McCulloch Elementary along with Bob Cohen and Eddie Keywell.  We shared paper routes and trips to Woodstock and the Concord in NY in 1969.  We always celebrated our birthdays together with Jan and Sandie and the Nashs.  Too many of us have left us lately including our good friend Gary Miller and others.  My sincere condolenscences to Jan, Josh, Lindsay and Dave and Joel and Gail.  Rest in peace my good friend

09/12/21 09:23 PM #5    

Robert Cohen

When I moved to Northlawn, Gary greeted  me and it was the start of a 65 year friendship involving school, sports, travel and family celebrations.  We were in continuous communication, starting with stringed cans.  He was willing to take on challenges like when we climbed the 900 steps of the Washington Monument on our Senior Trip. A few decades later with our families in Washington, we agreed 1963 was the right year and did not need to be repeated. Gary was a person who everyone had complete confidence in his words and actions.  You did not have to ask for a favor because he was always there to help. A True Mensch.

09/30/21 08:43 AM #6    

Betty Swartz (Hirschfield)

1.  To what others attest, I can relate.   2.  Some in his (figurative) nest--were neighbors and classmates too.  [It may have been fate.]  3.  He hoped his Tigers would make it to home plate.  4.  In accomplishing much of what he set out to do, he about made it to home plate too.  5.  He coordinated Bagley Reunion 2018, as expected.  6.  Gary was keen on keeping us connected.

10/01/21 11:35 PM #7    

Stan Eichelbaum

The news of Gary’s passing was a saddening shock, Condolences to Jan and family. Gary and I had a 68 year friendship probably dating from my first day at Bagley Elementary, onto many years of baseball games on the playground to a rekindling at Mumford reunions. For the past decade there were probably twice a month calls with him keeping me up to date on our Bagley/Mumford clan and commiserating on the economy, sports happenings and politics of past weeks. Bev and I enjoyed having him as guest in Fort Lauderdale two or three times and I always much appreciated his coordinating Stage Deli lunches with old Mumford friends on my Detroit visits. He was a great lifelong friend committed to all that friendship is about. He was a “glue” keeping many Bagley and Mumfordites connected in life journey. RIP good friend to so many!
Stan Eichelbaum

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