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Roman S. Gribbs

DETROIT (AP) - The city of Detroit says former Mayor Roman Gribbs has died at age 90.

Gribbs served one term as mayor and didn't seek re-election in 1973. In a written statement Tuesday, Mayor Mike Duggan says Gribbs was the "textbook definition of a dedicated public servant."

Before winning election in 1969, Gribbs was an assistant prosecutor and sheriff. He became a judge after leaving the mayor's office and served on the Michigan appeals court for 20 years.

The Detroit News says Gribbs during his only term as mayor worked with Henry Ford II and others to build the Renaissance Center, a landmark building along the Detroit River.

Gribbs was the beloved husband of Leola J. and loving father of Paula (Roman) Rewald-Gribbs, Carla (Timothy) Brisbois-Gribbs, Christopher, Rebecca (John) Lawson, Elizabeth (Gene) Gardella-Gribbs, Michelle Barr and the late Brent (Sue Craver) Barr.

Gribbs will be resting at the L. J. Griffin Funeral Home-Northrop Sassaman Chapel today from 3-9 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. He will be instate Friday, April 8, at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, 133 Orchard Drive, Northville, until time of mass at 11 a.m

Published: Thu, Apr 07, 2016

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