Condolence & Memory Journal

Hi Mary Lou.
I am sorry to hear about Harry's passing. He was my "Little Brother" when we were TKE'S at Western. What a great guy! Always a funny story or joke to share. We lost touch after graduation. I thought of him often and it would always bring a smile to my face. Mary Lou my condolences to you and your family.
Best,
Larry Rodammer

Posted by Larry Rodammer - Pompano Beach, FL - Brother   December 16, 2018

I'm so sorry to hear about Mr. Moak's passing. I was a business student of his back in the 70's and now work at MCC. He was a wonderful teacher and I enjoyed going to class and learning from his lectures. It's teachers like Mr. Moak that make a difference!

Posted by Linda Bernard - Sterling Heights, MI - Student   December 11, 2018

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Moak Family,

I know we may not know each other, but I am very sorry to hear about your loss and would like to extend to you all my condolences. I hope that you can find strength in these trying times, have friends and family to lean on when it is hard to find, and that Harry's spirit may rest in peace. Take care of yourselves, and each other.

Respectfully,
Jesika Parra

Posted by Jesika Parra - Coworker   December 10, 2018

Mary Lou and family, We will all remember Harry with a smile on our faces. Our hearts ache knowing he is gone but also happy he is no longer in pain. Such wonderful memories we will always share. May God be with you, giving you strength in the days ahead. Our special love, Carolyn & Bob Holmes

Posted by Robert Holmes - Marshall, MI - Friend   November 28, 2018

Kathy, my condolences to you and your family.

Posted by Kristen Benincasa - MI   November 27, 2018

Sending Condolences to the entire Moak family. What an absolute gem and joy to be around. I will miss all his stories and jokes at each time I saw him.

Posted by Donna Kudela/ Hearing Consultants - Sterling Heights, MI - Friend   November 26, 2018

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Condolences Kathy to you, your Mom and all your family. May your Dad Rest in Peace!

Posted by Diane Bond - Shelby Twp, MI   November 26, 2018

I first met Harry through his colleagues, particularly Denny Harper, @ Macomb College around 1980. I long ago lost track of (quit counting) the number of times I was a guest at Harry and Mary Lou's cottage in Gaylord for golf outings. Also, many, many golf trips with Harry et al to North and South Carolina and Florida. Any description of what a great person and friend Harry was would be inadequate. My time spent with Harry was always fun and by definition, time well spent. I hadn't seen Harry recently although through mutual friends I kept tabs on him. I won't measure missing Harry by the time I spent with him recently; but rather by the great times I spent with him over our nearly 40 years of friendship. It was my pleasure and great fortune to have Harry as a friend.

Posted by Gary Brasseur - Green Valley, AZ - Friend   November 24, 2018

42 years of great golf outings, memorable bird hunts, and poker games that you would think were written for Saturday Night Live, punctuated with Harry's jokes and stories. A great man and friend. We will miss him dearly.

Posted by Ron Knockeart - Clarkston, MI - Friend   November 23, 2018

Posted by Dale Rustoni - Rochester Hills, MI - Family Friend   November 23, 2018

Life around the beach won't seem the same without Harry next summer. He and my dad had the same sense of humor and love of life that made them a joy to be around.

Posted by Jeff Voorhis & Family - Gaylord, MI - Family Friend   November 22, 2018

Harry is the Best Friend anyone could ask for! There was one phrase you'd never hear come out of Harry's mouth - Stop me if you've heard this one - he loved to share his stories- there were hundreds and I heard them all- many times !! Jim Sparling

Posted by JIM SPARLING - GAYLORD, MI   November 22, 2018

Aruba, Easter, 1974 Reg and I were blessed to meet Harry and Mary Lou. Harry was God's ambassador on earth. He distributed happiness wherever he would go. His optimism, kindness, and joy were infectious leaving his friends with such a good feeling of happiness and contentment. Your light will shine bright in Heaven. May the peace of the Lord be with you. Pat Binge and Family

Posted by Pat Binge - Chesterfield, MI - Friend   November 21, 2018

Travelled many roads with Harry and Mary Lou -Hawaii,St Lucia,Barbados,Puerto Rico and at the last Grand Cayman.
Sherry and I enjoyed the company of the Moaks in all these places. We also had many good times in Gaylord with many great golf games Harry always added much with his humor and intelligence. He will be missed.

Posted by Dale Rustoni - Rochester Hills, MI - Family Friend   November 21, 2018

I am sorry for your great loss. This tribute is beautiful, and causes me to wish I had known him, a distant Moak cousin. May God bless his family, and help them to find peace in this time of sorrow.

Posted by Janet Skinner - Lyman, SC - Family   November 21, 2018

Sending love to the entire family. So many fond memories for you to cherish.
Our deepest sympathy, Ed and Lisa Fromm

Posted by Lisa Fromm - Shelby Twp, MI - Friend   November 21, 2018

" So a guy walks into a bar....." Harry you now have access to the biggest joke book of all! You will be missed by anyone who came into contact with you. Thank you for making this passage on earth brighter and happier. Love to all. Don & Mary Koeppen

Posted by Donald Koeppen - Gaylord, MI - Family Friend   November 21, 2018