Category Archives: Oakmont Northville

Oakmont’s Fantastic Fathers: Ed A. – Oakmont Northville

For the days leading up to Father’s Day, we’ve asked our residents and families to share stories, pictures, and favorite memories of their dads, grandfathers, and great-grandfathers who live in our communities. We’ll be sharing them here on our website and on our social media channels in a series we’re calling: Oakmont’s Fantastic Fathers!


Joe wrote in to wish his father Ed, a resident of Oakmont Northville, a very happy Father’s Day and to share a family collage:

Happy Father’s Day – we love you very much and we hope you enjoy this visual representation.

 

 

 

Oakmont’s Fantastic Fathers: Steve S. – Oakmont Northville

For the days leading up to Father’s Day, we’ve asked our residents and families to share stories, pictures, and favorite memories of their dads, grandfathers, and great-grandfathers who live in our communities. We’ll be sharing them here on our website and on our social media channels in a series we’re calling: Oakmont’s Fantastic Fathers!


Doug wrote in to share some wonderful memories and to wish his father, Steve, who currently lives at Oakmont Northville, a wonderful Father’s Day! 

At Oakmont, Steve is likely known for being an ex U.S. Marine who fought and almost lost his life during the World War II Battle of Iwo Jima, a true American Hero. Of course for me he is all of that and much much more.

He is a wonderful father who always had time for myself and my brother Bruce. He taught us to love and play sports throughout our youth and into adult hood. We would play catch everyday for hours and he coached our baseball teams. When we went on to play sports in High School you would see him at our practices after he was done with work each day. I don’t think he ever missed one of our baseball, hockey or football games. Each winter he would build an ice rink in our back yard so all the neighborhood boys had a place to go after school to play hockey. I can never remember him saying he was too busy to help us with anything we asked of him Including projects at our own homes.

Along with supporting all of our efforts, he is a kind person who knows what the important things in life are and doesn’t sweat the small stuff. I never heard my dad say a bad word about any person.

In closing Steve S. is a wonderful father and I am grateful to be his son.

 

 

 

Oakmont’s Fantastic Fathers: Ralph M. – Oakmont Northville

For the days leading up to Father’s Day, we’ve asked our residents and families to share stories, pictures, and favorite memories of their dads, grandfathers, and great-grandfathers who live in our communities. We’ll be sharing them here on our website and on our social media channels in a series we’re calling: Oakmont’s Fantastic Fathers!


Tom wrote in to wish his father, Ralph M. at Oakmont Northville, a very happy Father’s Day and share some great pictures of the family: 

Dad/Grandpa/Great-Grandpa (Ralph) moved to Michigan, from Arizona, to be with family. And, we’re here for him.

Happy Father’s Day!

Love from his Family.

 

 

 

Oakmont’s Fantastic Fathers: Max N. – Oakmont Northville

For the days leading up to Father’s Day, we’ve asked our residents and families to share stories, pictures, and favorite memories of their dads, grandfathers, and great-grandfathers who live in our communities. We’ll be sharing them here on our website and on our social media channels in a series we’re calling: Oakmont’s Fantastic Fathers!


In honor of their beloved father/grandfather Max, who lives at Oakmont Northville, Steve shared with us a very special PowerPoint presentation: 

 

 

Oakmont’s Fantastic Fathers: Ara K. – Oakmont Northville

For the days leading up to Father’s Day, we’ve asked our residents and families to share stories, pictures, and favorite memories of their dads, grandfathers, and great-grandfathers who live in our communities. We’ll be sharing them here on our website and on our social media channels in a series we’re calling: Oakmont’s Fantastic Fathers!


David and Rick wrote in to wish his father Ara, a resident of Oakmont Northville, a very happy Father’s Day and to share some wonderful memories of an incredible man:

On behalf of David & Rick K., our spouses and our families we would like to wish our Father Ara K. a Happy FatherDay.

We couldn’t ask for a better Father, Grandfather and Great Grandfather. He always put his family’s needs ahead of his own. He led by example and raised us to be the same with our children and grandchildren.

Our father was born July 27, 1926 in Detroit Michigan. He served our country in the Army during WW2. After a brief stint working for General Motors he opened a Northlawn Cleaners in the City of Detroit. That is where he worked 70+ hours a week to support our family until selling the business and retiring. In his business he survived the 1967 Detroit riots and survived a serious injury when shot in a robbery of the cleaners.

He was also very mechanically inclined, learning to drive at 11 years old. He owned and restored his own cars at a young age. There is not any task he was afraid to try before Google existed. He did all his own maintenance at his cleaners including plumbing, electrical, welding, installing boilers, conveyors, commercial cleaning machines, washers, and dryers just to name a few.

He was also a very devoted husband to our mother over 60 years putting her needs ahead of his own.

Thank you for the opportunity to say a few words on behalf of our father.

David & Rick K.