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WILLIAM DeRoy CHASE
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In memory of
WILLIAM DeRoy CHASE
CHASE, WILLIAM DeRoy age 97, died March 2, 2020, in Ann Arbor, MI where he lived for the last 37 years. He was born at home April 8, 1922 in Lakeview MI. He was the son of Vernon E. Chase and Maude Wyman Chase. His brother Harrison V. Chase died in 2000. After graduation from Fordson High School in Dearborn, MI, he graduated from the University of Michigan with Bachelors and Masters degrees in geography. During World War II he worked in the Far East Division of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), and with the U.S. Air Force Aeronautical Chart Service. In 1966 he spent 3 months in Vietnam as an advisor to Vietnam Press in the U.S. State Department's American Specialist Program. For 30 years he was associated with the Flint Journal in a number of capacities: literary and drama critic, part time editorial writer and director of the Editorial Library. As librarian he was active in the Special Libraries Association as Editor and later as president of its Newspaper Division. He was on the faculty of Newspaper Library seminars at Columbia University (American Press Institute) and at the University of Texas (Southern Newspaper Publishers Association). He retired from the Journal in 1979. While at the Journal he started Apple Tree Press and published Bernard Shaw's Last Will and Testament as well as Chase's Calendar of Events. Chase's became a respected reference guide to events, activities, space milestones, presidential proclamations and more. First published by ATP in 1958, it is now owned by Rowman & Littlefield. His career included work as a professional geographer, teacher, journalist, librarian, editor and publisher, but he had many jobs including busboy, taxi driver, Argus Camera employee, teaching fellow, and assistant curator of books (at the UM Clements Library). He married Helen E. Marquardt May 15, 1943. Their families owned adjacent farms in Muskegon county and they were childhood sweethearts. They lived in Ann Arbor, Washington, D.C. and Flint, MI. Bill is survived by his children Anne E. (Steve Vierow), Robert W. (Margaret Weis) and Catherine J. (Ernest Ryan); grandchildren Monica DuFour, Sean Moeller, Adam Chase (Jennifer), Julian Chase, Rebecca Young (Byron), Patrick Ryan (Courtney); great - grandchildren Craig DuFour, Stephanie DuFour, Nathaniel Chase, Oliver Chase, Hunter Ryan. The family will have a private memorial held in the spring at the Chase family farm in White River Twp, MI.
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In memory of
WILLIAM DeRoy CHASE
CHASE, WILLIAM DeRoy age 97, died March 2, 2020, in Ann Arbor, MI where he lived for the last 37 years. He was born at home April 8, 1922 in Lakeview MI. He was the son of Vernon E. Chase and Maude Wyman Chase. His brother Harrison V. Chase died in 2000. After graduation from Fordson High School in Dearborn, MI, he graduated from the University of Michigan with Bachelors and Masters degrees in geography. During World War II he worked in the Far East Division of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), and with the U.S. Air Force Aeronautical Chart Service. In 1966 he spent 3 months in Vietnam as an advisor to Vietnam Press in the U.S. State Department's American Specialist Program. For 30 years he was associated with the Flint Journal in a number of capacities: literary and drama critic, part time editorial writer and director of the Editorial Library. As librarian he was active in the Special Libraries Association as Editor and later as president of its Newspaper Division. He was on the faculty of Newspaper Library seminars at Columbia University (American Press Institute) and at the University of Texas (Southern Newspaper Publishers Association). He retired from the Journal in 1979. While at the Journal he started Apple Tree Press and published Bernard Shaw's Last Will and Testament as well as Chase's Calendar of Events. Chase's became a respected reference guide to events, activities, space milestones, presidential proclamations and more. First published by ATP in 1958, it is now owned by Rowman & Littlefield. His career included work as a professional geographer, teacher, journalist, librarian, editor and publisher, but he had many jobs including busboy, taxi driver, Argus Camera employee, teaching fellow, and assistant curator of books (at the UM Clements Library). He married Helen E. Marquardt May 15, 1943. Their families owned adjacent farms in Muskegon county and they were childhood sweethearts. They lived in Ann Arbor, Washington, D.C. and Flint, MI. Bill is survived by his children Anne E. (Steve Vierow), Robert W. (Margaret Weis) and Catherine J. (Ernest Ryan); grandchildren Monica DuFour, Sean Moeller, Adam Chase (Jennifer), Julian Chase, Rebecca Young (Byron), Patrick Ryan (Courtney); great - grandchildren Craig DuFour, Stephanie DuFour, Nathaniel Chase, Oliver Chase, Hunter Ryan. The family will have a private memorial held in the spring at the Chase family farm in White River Twp, MI.
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