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Category: The Broken Wand

The Broken Wand – Jim Tait

Donald James Tait February 21, 1944 – July 2, 2024 Donald “Jim” Tait passed away on July 2, 2024. He is survived by his wife Patricia, children Beth (Brad) Battey, and George Tait and grandchildren Bridgette, Branwyn, and Reed.There will be a Memorial Gathering held on Friday, August 2nd from 2:30 PM until 4:30 PM, […]

The Broken Wand – Randy A. Smith

Our Club’s faithful Secretary, official club photographer and friend to all, Randy A. Smith, passed away on December 25th, 2019. We are extending our deepest sympathies to his beloved wife, our Sergeant-at-Arms, Mrs. Pam Smith. Randy was a great guy and a lot of fun to talk to. You could not take him too seriously […]

The Broken Wand – Graham Putnam

Graham Robert Putnam, born in Lansing, Michigan, passed away under hospice care in his home in Dexter, Michigan on October 31, 2023. He was 76. Graham was one of the founding members of the Ann Arbor Magic Club. Graham was the long time owner of Chicago-based FUN Inc, manufacturing magic tricks and novelties, one of […]

The Broken Wand – Dave Schneider

Long time friend of the Ann Arbor Magic Club and owner of ABC Magic, David Schneider passed away of heart failure and cancer at his home in Macomb Township on May 15, 2023. He was born in Detroit, Michigan but lived most of his life in Macomb County. He was a graduate of Mt. Clemens […]

The Broken Wand – F. James “Jim” Malczewski

F. James “Jim” Malczewski, age 94, passed away February 25, 2023. He was born July 11, 1928 in Detroit, Michigan, son of the late Francis and Rose Malczewski.  He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians and loved performing magic to all kinds of audiences. His daughters have fond memories of when they […]

The Broken Wand – John Osborne

Ming Louie writes… John Edward Osborne, 83, of Detroit, Michigan died October 24, 2022. He was a founding member of Ring 210. John was born June 13, 1939 in Grosse Pointe Michigan. He graduated from Wayne State University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and spent his entire life performing as a Magician, Ventriloquist, Medicine […]

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