Gary* Guichard

Profile Updated: March 20, 2019
Residing In: Cheboygan, MI USA
Spouse/Partner: Susan
Occupation: Retired Auto Stylist
Children: Michelle, born 1976
- Lorenzo, born 2005
- Justice, born 2006

Bradley, More…born 1981
Military Service: Army, Artillery  
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1965 - June - Graduated from MSU after a couple of years at HFCC and went back to work on Evans Products' sheet metal presses
- September 26 - Married Susan Wisneiwski
- October 5 - Started my career as stylist at American Motors
- October 15-ish - We moved into our new apartment in Allen Park
- Mid-November - Bought my first new car
- December 24 (Christmas Eve) - Received "Greetings" (Draft Notice) from Uncle Sam
(Could've done without that last part)

'66 - '68 - Served in the Army (Artillery), the last 18 months or so as Training NCO at Fort Hood, TX
1968 - Back to work as stylist for AMC, Chrysler, DaimlerChrysler, and at times with Renault and Mitsubishi
1976 - Adopted Michelle
1981 - Adopted Bradley
2005 - Retired from DaimlerChrysler Design Office (they think it sounds better than "Styling")
2019 - Sold the downstate digs, then sold the Black Lake place and bought our current permanent home on the lake about a mile to the south with better lot and frontage.

During this time we've done some traveling, with a bunch of camping, boating, and houseboating thrown in. Rode various motorcycles for 25 years. Got bored with that and bought an old 'Vette to customize. Played Over-40 hockey 'til my knees went south. Now Susan and I divide our time between Linden, where we can visit the kids and grandkids, and Black Lake, where they can visit us and we can go fishing, boating, etc. Susan is an avid quilter while I keep busy fishing, doing a little stained glass, and helping out at the Cheboygan County Animal Shelter. All in all, we've had a pretty good time for the past mumbledy-some years. Hopefully, we'll be able to keep it up for a few more.


Also, I was saddened to see too many old friends listed here as having passed away, and now my sister-in-law, Sharon, has been added to the list. Most of the names came as a surprise, and some actually shocked. I wanted, and felt I needed, to post a brief tribute to those whom I recall most clearly and fondly. Even though I haven't seen them for so many years, I know they're all sorely missed. The Earth is a poorer place for their passing and they deserve to be acknowledged. - Gary

School Story:

Hmmmm. I guess fond memories of Original Joseph's for pizza after sporting events. Also caroling in the snow with the choir group and a winter trip to Sharon Drew's (now Sharon Smith) family place one year (if memory serves).

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Gloria, it was nice to see your comment in the discussion thread, and I appreciated the "shout out". I was reminded of the times we spent walking to choir practice and listening to records back in the day. Fond memories.

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Gee, Gar'. How come you didn't join the little tete-a-tete we had going beneath your last post? Maybe because it went so far south so quickly? LOL It was nice to hear from the few folks who did check in (although I'm not sure what Dr. George Abbott White was trying to communicate), but I feel especially bad for them. It was like: "Hey, somebody post on our site!" "Thanks. Now go away!"

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I was saddened to read of Joe's too-soon passing.  I recall the many good times we had at EFHS and skating on the local ice rinks.  He'll be missed, for sure.

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Posted on: Feb 28, 2019 at 3:29 PM

My newest "assistant" Tate named after former Detroit Lion Golden Tate. He supervises printing for my daily retirement activities.
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Happy Birthday, Jim. Hope all's well with you and yours.

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Jim - I received your e-mail regarding the sad passing of Joey Kunkle Conley and wanted to take this opportunity to send a personal "thank-you" for your efforts in maintaining this site and keeping it up-to-date. I'm sure I speak for many when I say that the information you pass along here is always greatly appreciated. - Gary

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Posted on: Jan 04, 2016 at 4:17 PM

Hi, June. I saw the note and picture here and it brought to mind something that has stuck with me all these years. You were taking first year Spanish and, in another class we had together, you told me that your name was pronounced "Hoonio Hose-mare" in Spanish. Funny how that sort of thing will get burned into your memory, isn't it? Hope all's well with you and family. - Gary

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