Former Mayor Pamela McCullough Passes Away

Former Mayor Pamela McCullough Passes Away

(C. Proxmire, July 1, 2013)

Former Ferndale Mayor Pamela McCullough passed away on Saturday, June 29 at the age of 60. McCullough was most recently living in Hazel Park. She was elected to Ferndale City Council in 1990, and then to Mayor in 1994. She is survived by children, Jeremy (Elizabeth) and Beth (Brian) Honkanen; grandchildren, Madeline, Sophia, Evelyn, Parker and Johnny; mother Phyllis; and siblings, David (Jean) Ruhl and Diane (Bill) Schoch, according to Spaulding and Curtin Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 2:00pm to 9:00pm on Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013 at Spaulding & Curtin at 500 W 9 Mile Rd in Ferndale.

In-state will be at 10:00AM, with a funeral service at 11:00AM at Spaulding & Curtin Funeral Directors on Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013.

Current Ferndale Mayor Dave Coulter said “Ferndale mourns the passing of Pamela McCullough, remembered not only as our first female mayor but for her outgoing and generous nature. She leaves us far too soon, but her spirit is alive here in her many family members and friends. We will formally recognize and remember her at the next City Council meeting. ”

Ferndale Resident Joanne Willcock remembered McCullough’s political demeanor. “I worked on Pam’s campaign. It was the cleanest campaign ever. She ran on her merit, record and never had an unkind word about anyone, especially her opponents,” Willcock said.

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