In Memory

Jeffrey Cardinal

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10/16/15 02:27 PM #1    

Susan Sloan (Bollinger)

From Obituary:

Jeffrey L. Cardinal, age 55, was born in Detroit, Michigan, and grew up in his adopted hometown of Plymouth, Michigan. He spent 20 years in Broadcasting, 10 of those years as General Manager of WSDP Radio. He helped establish WFSL-TV in Lansing, MI. Jeffrey earned a Bachelors degree from Michigan State University and a Masters from Wayne State University. He taught Advertising classes at Lansing Community College, Michigan State University and Ohio University. In recent years he became a writer of fiction and published his first book, Time Lines...A Collection of Short Stories in 2003. He is survived by his wife, Liz; a son, Michael; daughter-in-law, Sara.



I remember Jeff in middle school as being a friendly, outgoing, charismatic guy that everyone liked.  After he was hit by a car while riding his bike, he was paralyzed from waist down.  Several of the guys carried him from floor to floor during high school so he could continue to go to PHS.  Jeff was a great guy that will be remembered fondly by many.

10/31/15 11:48 AM #2    

Lynette Thayer

I knew Jeff as someone who was brave enough to work through any challenge. He wanted to live life based on his terms and live his high school life, like we lived our high school life. He was an inspiration to be strong and succeed. Thanks for letting me be part of that journey.

07/01/17 01:37 PM #3    

Kathleen Shepherd (Sleek)

Just a memory, as I scan through the class members that have left us way too soon.  My memory of Jeff began at East Middle School.  He was a great guy, full of life as I remember him, and popular with all his classmates. Jeff was running for student council back then and I remember walking down the hall past a large white poster that held a large hand-drawn red cardinal (bird) with the words under it, "FOR STUDENT COUNCIL"  I had just thought that was so clever of an idea.  I also remember Jeff in high school, heard of his accident, and watched his bravery as he had his "buddies" carry him in his wheelchair up and down those stairs of old PHS as if that was nothing but normal.  He had my respect. Thank you all for doing that for him, what an act of respect and kindness.  RIP Jeff. 

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