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Former Oakland Township Parks Commission member David Mackley passed away

The residents of Oakland Township owe much to the hard work of David Mackley who has recently passed away. David was a member and leader of the Oakland Township Parks Commission for many years. The wonderful Park System that Oakland Township has is due, in a large part, to the hard work of David and the others who have served on the Parks Commission. It is fitting that his Memorial Celebration will be held this Saturday at the Cranberry Lake Park in Oakland Township.

Here is the information on Dave’s passing, published in the Oakland Press:

On May 29, 2021, David Mackley, loving husband and father, passed away at the age of 85. Dave was born August 16, 1935, grew up in Rochester, MI, graduated from Rochester High School in 1953, and graduated from GMI in 1957. He was employed at Pontiac Motor as a designer for 47 years. He was active in Oakland County 4-H for 25 years and an Oakland Township Park Commissioner for 33 years. He is survived by Bonnie, his wife of 59 years; sister-in-law Janie Brookbank; son Lawrence Mackley (Katrina), grandchildren Rachelle, William, Rebekah, Ke’Landra, Emillie, Kourtne, Elizabeth, and Scott, and great-granddaughter Layla Brown; as well as daughter Jodi Mackley Berger (Justin) and grandsons Toryn and Celzian.

A memorial gathering will be held June 12 from 2 to 4 p.m., 2:30 service, at Cranberry Lake Park, 388 W. Predmore, Oakland.

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