16300 Mack Ave
Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230
Phone: 313-881-8500
Fax: 313.881.7653

This Book of Memories memorial website is designed to be a permanent tribute paying tribute to the life and memory of Elizabeth Soby. It allows family and friends a place to re-visit, interact with each other, share and enhance this tribute for future generations. We are both pleased and proud to provide the Book of Memories to the families of our community.

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Mrs. Soby was a great teacher and an even better person. I graduated from Grosse Pointe North in 2004, and it's because of her I went into journalism. When I was in the 11th grade, I was in her journalism class. At the end of the year, she insisted I appl...
Mike Wayland
2015-12-18 12:29:26
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A Colleague and Friend

When I began my teaching career in Grosse Pointe, Penny was one of the first to eagerly share ideas, books, and lesson possibilities with me. She always had a kind word and also helped new teachers navigate some issues they don't cover in colleg...

Kevin Cox
2015-12-17 18:53:56
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Penny as a teacher

Two of my children (Katie Walton and Mike Walton) were Penny's journalism students at GPN.  Both graduated from Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, and Mike is currently a newspaper reporter.  Penny was encouraging and...

Linda Somers
2015-12-15 21:34:05
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The Voice

Penny grew up across the street form my good friend Gary Schmidt. Hanging out with Gary, almost always involved an encounter with Penny and sister Debbie. What I remember most vividly about Penny was her voice. I was fortunate to be part of Penny's...

Richard Retman
2015-12-15 15:51:05
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Growing up

I just wanted to say that I knew Penny my whole life.I lived next door to the Knous family on Payton in

Detroit.I can remember talking to her and Debbie from our up stairs bedrooms.The houses were close

enough to do that.I woul...

Joan Marlow Skoczek
2015-12-15 11:01:16
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