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Dell, Thomas 6/12/1932 - 4/13/2017 Plymouth, MI Thomas Arthur Dell M.D., J.D. of Plymouth, Michigan passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by family, on April 13, 2017. The son of Everett and Dorothy Dell, Tom was born in June of 1932 and grew up in Royal Oak, Michigan. Tom was Valedictorian of the 1950 Royal Oak High School class. He married his high school sweetheart, Carole Ann Merrell, and they had four children. Tom completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan, followed by a degree in Medicine from Case Western Reserve Medical School in Cleveland, Ohio in 1958. He then entered the US Army and began serving his country as a military physician. Tom interned at Brooke General Hospital in San Antonio, Texas, served on staff at the US Army Hospital, Okinawa, 1962-1965, and was Chief of Medicine at US Army Hospital, Fort Sill, OK, from May 1965-Dec 1966. In 1967, Major Dell and his family returned to Ann Arbor, MI where he established his private practice in internal medicine. Tom was one of the first physicians to graduate in 1972, from the University of Michigan Law School with a Juris Doctor, practicing in both the medical and legal professions. In 1974, Tom married Bonnie Molnar who began working with him in the office for many years. Dr. Dell retired in July 2013, at the age of 81 with 46 years on staff at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital. He is fondly remembered by the many whose lives he touched, for his caring and dedicated doctoring, counseling, and support. Tom is survived by his wife Bonnie; his sister Lynne (Jim) Skripka, brother Howard (Jen) Humphreys; his children and their spouses Diane (Carter) Clark, Ruth (Buck) Skinner, Linda (Alex) Prisajni, Thomas (Patty) Dell, Paul (Libby) Molnar, Dan (Anna) Molnar; his fourteen grandchildren, eight great- grandchildren, and his good friend Isiah (Lois) Harrison. Tom's life will be celebrated at the NorthRidge Church Chapel, 12401 Ridge Road, Plymouth, Michigan, on May 7th, 2017. Visitation will be at 6pm followed by a memorial service at 7pm. In lieu of flowers, the family would be grateful for any memorial contributions made to the Huron Valley Humane Society (3100 Cherry Hill Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105), where Tom and Bonnie have been enthusiastic supporters with their time and gifts.
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