May 18, 1948 – Dec. 8, 2018 When Mary Ellen Hager met Joseph E. Goodell, she was senior vice president of WholeHealth Insurance Network Inc., the parent company of Blue Shield. He was president and chief executive officer of American Brass Co. and former chairman of the Greater Buffalo Partnership. Around the time they married in 1993, Ms. Hager-Goodell retired from her job. Then, she immersed herself in cultural, charitable and philanthropic efforts – including serving on the board of the SPCA Serving Erie County. Both the Goodells "were extremely generous," said their longtime friend, Mary Martino. "They were generous with friends, generous with their time; they were lovely, both of them." Ms. Hager-Goodell was diagnosed with leukemia in February. She died Dec. 8, 2018, in her Williamsville home, cared for by family and friends with assistance from Hospice Buffalo. She was 70. She was born in Buffalo, the daughter of Robert Augustus and Rita (Bonn) Hager and … [Read more...] about Mary Ellen Hager-Goodell, 70, retired health care executive, SPCA board member
John Carlisle Detroit Free Press Published 9:31 AM EST Dec 12, 2018 Ten o’clock and no sign of Angel. “He’s late today,” said Joyce Nielsen, leaning back on her living room couch. “He’ll pop up in a minute,” Pete Johnson said in his Mississippi drawl while sitting across from Joyce in an easy chair, looking out the window at the sunny street. “He ain’t had nothing to eat.” 7 short stories about Corktown It was a fall morning and Angel Suarez, their guest of honor for breakfast, had not yet arrived. Joyce, 79, a former social worker, and Pete, 70, a retired factory worker, live together in a very clean, small house in Corktown. Angel, 60, lives nowhere and everywhere. He’s homeless. And just about every morning, he comes to their home to eat breakfast. Angel is a Cuban refugee who's lived on the streets of Corktown for years. Joyce and Pete can’t remember when his daily visits first began. … [Read more...] about Corktown couple came here to retire. Ford plans stir fears
DEARBORN & DETROIT, MI. — On Sunday, December 16, Spotlight will feature a one-on-one exit interview with Michigan Governor Rick Snyder inside Thomas Edison’s Lab on the historic grounds of Greenfield Village at The Henry Ford in Dearborn. We’ll also have a conversation with retiring New Detroit President & CEO Shirley Stancato from our downtown Detroit studio. We hope you tune in to these in-depth conversations. Spotlight on the News, now in its 53rd season, is Michigan's longest-running weekly news and public affairs television program. It airs every Sunday at 10:00 a.m. on WXYZ-TV/Channel 7 in Detroit and 2:30 p.m. on 23.1 WKAR-HD in East Lansing and 6 p.m. on 23.2 WKAR World. … [Read more...] about Spotlight on the News: One-on-one with Governor Rick Snyder & why Shirley Stancato is retiring?
Steve Rothschild, shown in a 2012 Star Tribune file photo. Steve Rothschild, who retired as an executive at General Mills at age 45 to start a Twin Cities nonprofit that has helped empower and train for employment thousands of high-school dropouts, ex-offenders and others, has retired as chairman of Twin Cities Rise. Rothschild was an executive vice president after 21 years when he left Mills in 1991 to explore societal interests. He funded Twin Cities Rise out of his own pocket and was its first CEO in 1993. Rothschild, 73, was gradually surrounded by like-minded business-and-community supporters over the years. He built a successful model that addressed the high unemployment and generational poverty in the metro area, particularly among African American men. Rothschild spent Thursday chairing his last board meeting and visiting with Rise participants and staff at its North Minneapolis headquarters. He said the time had come to move on: ‘’I am confident that TCR will … [Read more...] about Rothschild retires as chairman of Twin Cities Rise
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Your Money Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Your Money | Of a Certain Age? You May Need to Withdraw Money From a Retirement Account Supported by Your Money Adviser ByAnn Carrns Dec. 14, 2018 You may be thinking about holiday gifts and New Year’s resolutions. But if you’re old enough and you’ve been saving for retirement, it’s also time to confirm that you’ve withdrawn money from certain accounts, as required by the Internal Revenue Service. That’s right: After encouraging you to stash money away for years, the government mandates that people start taking out cash at age 70½ — gradually. (The requirement allows the government to finally tax the money, which had been growing tax deferred to encourage saving for retirement.) Each year, by Dec. 31, account holders must withdraw a certain amount of … [Read more...] about Of a Certain Age? You May Need to Withdraw Money From a Retirement Account