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“We were watching the 1980 version of Flash Gordon and Flo was imitating Melody Anderson running to Flash. Hysterical. Still makes me laugh. ”
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“Dear Valerie ...and Family, Wow, your sister was quite a Person!!! I loved the "write-up". Florence certainly lived life to the fullest....Read More »
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Florence Mary Binder, age 82 of Warren, died Friday, February 23, 2018 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren. She was born June 15, 1935 in Detroit, daughter of the late Arthur and the late Valeria (nee: Kosek) Binder.

When it came time for Florence to venture forth into the realm of career employment, she went knocking one day on the door at MaBell and was delighted when they offered her a position,…a working relationship that spanned over 37 years and provided Florence with many highpoints and successes along the way. Ultimately rising to the level of management, her longstanding career with the telecommunications giant was both distinguished and rewarding right up to the day she finally accepted her well-deserved retirement.

As for some of her favorite pastimes and hobbies when not working, Florence was known for being quite the lover of snow and many of the fun and exciting activities that came with the season. Perhaps most invigorating and pleasurable were the trips she enjoyed skiing. From the fun rides up the mountain sharing chats & laughs with her Ski-Lift Companions,…to the downhill excitement and exhilaration as she navigated the slopes like an Olympian, Florence made lots of wonderful memories with her fellow snowbunnies over the years.

For a bit more of the warmer pleasures, there was always great fun to be had sharing a sunny day with a friend on the golf course. Florence loved swingin' the clubs as she ventured one hole at a time in search of that elusive "Hole-in-One." It was yet another sport which offered that special friendship time to chat & laugh, only this time it was on the golf cart instead of a ski lift.

Yet there was one hobby / pastime combo that was both unique and ultra-metropolitan for the day that swept her off her feet,…literally, into the air. In joining the Nomad's Travel Club, Florence became part of a traveling group that owned its own plane (and later, jet) and flew to many interesting destinations without having to do the "commercial thing" with a bunch of strangers. Flying with the Nomad's meant you were sharing a flight with a bunch of friends,…sometimes on simple day trips, or perhaps to somewhere special around the globe. The Nomad's were birthed in Detroit in 1964 and purchased their first plane (a prop-job) in 1965. That plane would eventually be replaced by a Boeing 727 jet which was retrofitted with 98 business-class seats for the ultimate pleasure in air travel,…nothing but the best for the Nomad's. They even had their own hangar at Metro Airport. Florence truly enjoyed the many memories shared, both in the air and on the ground, with her fellow Nomad's and traveling buddies.

There's a common thread that weaves the aforementioned together and speaks to the core of the person Florence was,…an incredible friend to all. Whatever activity she was enjoying or memory that was being made, you could lay money on the fact that she had a friend or two in tow, if not an army of them tagging along for the great times that were about to ensue. Friendship meant the world to Florence and she was truly blessed in possessing a treasure trove of these special "loved ones." As the old adage states; "Friends are the family that you get to pick,"…and her family was large. And who wouldn't have been attracted to this fun-loving woman with a great sense of humor? Her stories were always fascinating and entertaining, and there was no denying,…Florence was truly the "Life of the Party!"

Florence was the loving daughter of the late Arthur and Valeria. Dearest sister of Barbara, Lawrence, Valerie, Raymond (Sheila), and Theresa (Robert) Pearce.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home in Warren.

Please share memories of Florence at her memory book above.