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CUSHING RALPH D., JR. M.D. January 4, 2013, age 69. Beloved husband of Barbara. Dear father of Todd (Emilie), Brian, Ralph Richard (Daniela Velasco) and Laurel (Jeremiah Conlon). Loving grandfather of Ruthie and Holly. Son of the late Ralph and Lenora. Brother of Dan (Puffi), Stan (Regina), Anne and Lenora (Craig Perry). Brother-in-law of Dick Unzelman and the late Beverly Bamford. Nephew of Jean Anderson. Also survived by nieces, nephews and cousins. Dr. Cushing's practice of Internal Medicine was at the Detroit area Hospitals of St. John, Bon Secours and Detroit Receiving. Memorial services will take place on, Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 12 Noon in the Bon Secours Chapel of Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe. Contributions may be made to the Department of Religious Studies, University of Detroit Mercy, Beaumont Hospital Grosse Pointe or Wayne State University School of Medicine. To send a condolence or share a memory please use

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Jeffrey Perkins01/06/2013

Dr.Cushing was my personal physician for many years at the Bon Secour Medical Center on Kercheval Ave, we had many conversations about personal health, he had a great sense of humor about wellness, we had a conversation about Jesus having a doctor at his side, and by me being a Detroit area pastor that I need one also, and as he stated "he was the man" I will truly miss him, God bless the family and my prayers are with you during this season of your life.

Carolyn Knott01/07/2013

As the father of my best friend Laurel, Dr. Cushing will always hold a special place in my heart. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. Fondly, Carolyn Knott

Keisha Bell01/07/2013

Dr. Cushing was a great man, as well as an outstanding physician. You will truly be missed. Grosse Pointe Park Internal Medicine Center will never be the same without you:) My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Keisha R Bell

terry mullen01/08/2013

Good friend and a true humanitarian

Chad Audi01/09/2013

I am truly saddened by Dr Cushing's passing. Ralph was more than a friend and leader he was an amazing man. the measure of a life well-lived is not how much money one has or what possessions they have accumulated, but rather through the lives they touched and the sorrow they leave behind.if the outpouring of sympathy on his loss is any indication, and it most certainly is, you can proudly and confidently say that his indeed was a life well-lived. his passing will leave a void in the lives of the people he touched and the hearts of everyone who knew him. May it comfort his family to know that, your loved one is safe in God's care now, and that friends are praying for your time of sorrow. With deepest sympathy Chad Audi DRMM

Peter and Patti Antonacopoulos01/09/2013

We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Dr. Cushing. Peter and I both worked with him years ago. He will always be remembered. Prayers and thoughts are with the entire Cushing Family.

Elizabeth Hill01/09/2013

Dr. Cushing was a valued member of the Institutional Review Board at the University of Detroit Mercy. This committee reviews the ethics of research studies. He will be greatly missed. Ralph's contributons to the discussions reflected his wisdom, common sense, and vast experience in medicine. Even more rare was the way he communicated his concerns to investigators, invariably couching his trenchant observations in a humorous way that gave them more impact. His aim was to teach, rather than to criticize. To the family, we express that it was an honor to know him, and his service was truly appreciated.

Raymond Bauer01/10/2013

Dear Barbara, On behalf of the Archdiocese of Detroit Advisory Committee on Healthcare Ethics, I would like to extend my deepest sympathies on your loss. Ralph was a beloved colleague and will be dearly missed. Please know also that Ralph will be remembered at Mass by our spiritual advisor, Bishop Michael Byrnes. May Ralph see Christ face to face and may Christ's peace be with you. Sincerely, Ray Bauer

Paul Panaretos01/12/2013

Dear Barbara, My deepest sympathy at Ralph's passing. I was privileged to know him in several ways: as employer; as teacher; as personal physician; as counselor; as friend. I, too, will miss him very much. Faithfully, Paul Panaretos, S.J.

Donald Wrona01/16/2013

I was so sorry to here that Ralph passed away. I am sorry that I have just heard today and missed the memorial service. He will be greatly missed, and was a great doctor and good friend.

Donald Wrona01/16/2013

I just found out that Ralph passed away on the 4th of this month. I am so sorry I missed his memorial. He was a great doctor and a good diver, and friend he will be greatly missed.

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