Gerald Baynton, Sr.
August 2, 1936 – October 17, 2022

Gerald William Baynton, Sr., 86, of Engadine, died Monday afternoon October 17, 2022 surrounded by his loving family.

Born August 2, 1936 in Traverse City, son of the late Ronald and Crystal (Wahl) Baynton, Gerald moved to Grand Marais as a youth, was a graduate of Burt Township High School and attended Northern Michigan University in Marquette receiving an Associate Degree.

Gerald briefly served in the United States Coast Guard during the Korean War and later was employed as a Licensed Practical Nurse at several mental health care hospitals for the State of Michigan for over 33 years until his retirement in 1991. Following his retirement, Gerald continued his employment as a pharmaceutical deliveryman, enjoyed his coffee clutch groups with his friends and hobby farming.

In addition to his parents, Gerald is preceded in death by his grandson Derek, great-granddaughter Destiny and siblings Rita Tellier and Robert Baynton.

Survivors include his loving wife, the former Rachel McAlpine, whom he married July 14, 1979 in Germfask; children Timothy (Michelle) Baynton of McMillan, Christopher (Lori) Baynton of Manistique, Kelly (Tony) Orsini of Naugatuck, Connecticut, Gerald “Bill” (Judy) Baynton of Desoto, Missouri and Tyson (Marianne) Baynton of address unknown; eleven grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; siblings Ronald Baynton of Gulf Port, Mississippi, Leonard Baynton of Germfask, Patricia Maguire of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Sheila (James) Jarrell of Rogers City.

Per request, cremation services were accorded. A memorial luncheon will be held Saturday November 5, 2022 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Zellar’s Village Inn in Newberry. Please R.S.V.P. to the Baynton family by Monday October 31, 2022.

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Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry is assisting the family.


Thomas C. McBryde
August 12, 1947 – October 20, 2022

Thomas C. McBryde, 75 of Paradise, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Thursday October 20, 2022. He was born on August 12, 1947 in Sault Ste. Marie, MI to Dr. Lyman and Virginia McBryde, and graduated from Sault High in the summer of 1965. Tom honorably served as a Military Policeman in the U.S. Army from 1967-1972 at the U.S. Army Winter Test Center, Ft. Greely, Alaska, earning the rank of Sergeant.

Tom began a 40 year career with the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office in 1974, earning a well-deserved retirement in 2014. During his career, he was deputized under eight different Sheriffs over Chippewa, Luce and Mackinac counties. He became the first resident deputy to serve Whitefish, Chippewa, Hulbert, and Trout Lake Townships in 1979. He was later promoted to road Sergeant and served as Undersheriff of Chippewa County for six years beginning in 1997. At the time of his retirement, he was serving as Chief Medical Examiner Investigator of Chippewa County, as well as a certified accident reconstructionist.

After his retirement, he spent several summers working in maintenance for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources at the Rivermouth State Campground. Tom loved to hunt, fish, build things and spend time with his children and grandchildren, who he absolutely adored.

Tom is preceded in death by his parents, Dr. Lyman and Virginia McBryde, and his in-laws, Lee and Arlene Miles.

He leaves behind his wife, Barb, of Paradise; sons Rich (Jess) McBryde and Tim McBryde all of Paradise; grandchildren Miranda and Kim McBryde, both of Paradise, August (Alex) Johnson, Makaila Bufford and Jacob Davidson all of Newberry; brothers Richard (Mary-Beth) McBryde of Sault Ste. Marie and Steve (Linda) McBryde of Battle Ground, Washington; sister Betsy McBryde-Bastin-Greer of Milwaukie, Oregon; several nieces and nephews, as well as a longtime partners and dear friends, Mike Baker of Georgia, “Uncle” Perry Cushman of Pickford and retired Michigan State Police Trooper Jim King of Coldwater.

Per his request, cremation services were accorded. A gathering of family and friends will take place Wednesday November 2, 2022 from 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm at the Whitefish Township Community Center in Paradise. A memorial service celebrating the life of Tom will follow at 2:00 pm with Pastor Dave Holden, of the First Baptist Church of Paradise, officiating. Interment with military honors conducted by the United States Army Honor Guard and the American Legion Post #74 will follow at the First Baptist Church Cemetery.

Immediately following the interment, the family extends an invitation to join back at the Community Center for desserts, coffee and fellowship.

Memorials may be directed to the Eva Burrell Animal Shelter, 6091W US Highway 2, Manistique, Michigan 49854 or at in his loving memory.

Condolences may be expressed at Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry is assisting the family


Harold E. Robinson, Jr.
July 5, 1951 – October 17, 2022

Lifelong area resident, Harold Everett Robinson, Jr., 71, of Curtis, died Monday afternoon October 17, 2022 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.

Born July 5, 1951 in Newberry, son of the late Harold Sr. and Lucille (Mattson) Robinson, Harold was a graduate of Newberry High School.

During his lifetime, Harold held several employments including in the custodial/maintenance department at the former Newberry Regional Mental Health Center until his retirement.

Harold enjoyed farming, woodworking and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Harold is preceded in death by his infant sister Carol Jean.

Survivors include his loving wife, the former Audrey Conley, whom he married July 3, 1993 in Newberry; four children and four grandchildren; siblings Donna (Joseph) Macomber, Sandra Stever, Joanne Francis, Roy (Rose) Robinson and David (Beverly) Robinson; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Per request, cremation services were accorded with no public services scheduled.

Condolences may be expressed at Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry is assisting the family.


Ethel Ann Warren
August 28, 1950 – October 21, 2022

Longtime Newberry resident, Ethel Ann Warren, 72, died Friday morning, October 21, 2022 at Helen Newberry Joy Hospital.

Born August 28, 1950 in Wiikwemkoong, Ontario, Canada, daughter of the late Stephen and Geraldine (Kimewon) Pitawanakwat, Ethel was a graduate of Ludington High School in Ludington, Michigan. On July 13, 1968, she married Raymond J. Warren Sr. in Manistee, Michigan.

A resident of Newberry since 1972, Ethel was employed as an Activities Aide at the former Newberry Regional Mental Health Center and later at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette until her retirement in 1997. Ethel enjoyed ceramics, bingo, casino gaming and her companion pets, especially her cat “Troubles”.

In addition to her parents, Ethel is preceded in death by her siblings Carol Pitawanakwat, Robert Pitawanakwat, Wayne Pitawanakwat, Bill Kimewon and sister-in-law Janet Davis.

Survivors include her loving husband, Ray, of Newberry; son Raymond Jr. (Karen) Warren of Newberry; grandchildren Rudy (Michelle Masich) Mendoza, Jeremy Mendoza and Alex Warren; great-grandchildren Hailey Mendoza, Tyler Masich, Stephen Mendoza, Dominique Warren and Sebastian Warren; siblings Rosalie Leech of Newberry and Joseph Pitawanakwat of Traverse City; several nieces and nephews; special friends Susan Pough, Pearl Joki and Betty Maratta.

Graveside committal services will be held Wednesday October 26, 2022 at 2:00 pm at the Forest Home Cemetery with Fr. Jacek Wtyklo, of St. Gregory’s Catholic Church, officiating.

Condolences may be expressed at Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry is assisting the family.


Esther Louise Planck
March 15, 1931 – October 22, 2022

Longtime Hulbert resident, Esther Louise Planck, 91, died Saturday afternoon, October 22, 2022 at Newberry Assisted Living Community surrounded by her loving family.

Born March 15, 1931 in Weidman, daughter of the late Burnell and Hilda (Pennington) Welty, Louise was a 1948 graduate of Hulbert High School and a graduate of Northern Michigan University receiving her degree as a Licensed Practical Nurse.

On July 31, 1948, Louise married Gordon Planck in Newberry and made Hulbert their home.

Louise was employed as an LPN at Helen Newberry Joy Hospital in Newberry and later at Wurthsmith Air Force Base in Oscoda until her retirement in 1989. Following her retirement, Louise moved back to Hulbert in 1992 and had been a resident since. She attended the Hulbert United Methodist Church and enjoyed flower gardening, scrapbooking and oil painting.

In addition to her parents, Louise is preceded in death by her husband Gordon on March 4, 2002 and brother James Welty.

Survivors include her children Randy (Nancy) Planck of Goodyear, Arizona and Lynaha (Larry) St. Clair of Perry, Michigan; grandchildren Renee (Drew) Sills, Jeff (Shauna) Planck, Tracey (Tony) Salinas and Todd (Melissa) St. Clair; great-grandchildren Keelin Sills, Emmy Sills, Tillman Planck, Seger St. Clair, Sagan St. Clair and Silas St. Clair.

A gathering of family and friends will take place Saturday October 29, 2022 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am at the Hulbert United Methodist Church. Funeral services celebrating the life of Louise will follow at 11:00 am at the church with James Robinson as celebrant. Interment will take place at the Hulbert Township Cemetery.

Condolences may be expressed at Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry is assisting the family.