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Gartland Family Update – Continued Healing

December 11th, 2017

For those of you who had not heard, the Gartland famly, and some of their students were in a very seriouos roll-over accident on the way to the Tournament in November. Below is a synopsis of how they are doing, now five weeks after the accident:

Thankfully, only two of the non-family members in the van had anything more than minor bumps and bruses. One of my 2nd Dans had a concussion, and one of the fathers ended up with nine staples in his head.

As for my family, we were in a Pennsylvania hospital from Friday 11/10 to Monday 11/13. Once released from the hospital we made it back home to New York. 

Now home, Garrett has been seen by all sorts of Doctors: Urologists, Pediatric Bone doctors, Occupational & Physical therapists, and at-home nurses. He is wearing a full back/chest brace. He’s back at school but cannot do any lifting, gym or excessive physical activity for the next 3-4 months.

After 4 weeks of red tape with the NY medical community, Jaci is just now receiving medical care. She is in the most pain of anyone in the family, and endures the most inconvenience as she can’t drive and has to wear a neck brace 24×7.

All in all the prognosis for everyone is 100% recovery, and for that we are thankful!

Mr Greg Gartland

Condolences to SM Lofquist on the passing of her husband

November 24th, 2017

It is with a never easy to announce these types of news

Senior Master Lofquist’s husband, Gary, passed away from a heart attack in his sleep early Tuesday morning.

There will be a service at Frontline Church located at 8283 Pfeiffer Farms, Dr., SW Byron Center 49315 this Saturday Starting at 12:00 PM.

Please, give any donations you would like to contribute to the church for a memorial fund in his memory.

Please keep them in your prayers.

Condolences to GM UHM WoonKyu’s Family

June 11th, 2017

Grand Master UHM WoonKyu passed away, Saturday, June 10, 2017 (Korea local time)

He was president of the Kukkiwon, Chung Do Kwan president, vice president of World Taekwondo Federation, and vice president of Korea Taekwondo Association.

His funeral service will take place at the Kukkiwon (Seoul, Korea), 8 am, Tuesday, June 13, 2017, conducted by Kukkiwon, WTF and KTA.

GM Uhm photo

Condolences to the Ensing Family

March 13th, 2017

Our condolences to Senior Master Ensing on the passing of her  mother. Mary Clare (Stoddard) Arndt, age 98, of Grand Rapids, passed away, on March 7, 2017.

Mary will be lovingly remembered by her sons, Stephen (Donna) Stoddard and William (Andrea) Stoddard; daughter, Constance (Gordon) Ensing; 4 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 am, Thursday, March 16, 2017 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 2275 Diamond NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505. A time of visitation will be from 10-11 am immediately prior to Mass at the church.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial contribution in Mary’s name to: Emmanuel Hospice, 2161 Leonard St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504.

Condolences to the Bean Family

February 20th, 2017

Yolonda Bean-Smith, age 57, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tue, Feb 7, 2017.

Visitation Sun, Feb 19, 3pm – 5pm at Brown’s Funeral Home, 627 Jefferson Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.

Funeral Service Mon, Feb 20, 11 am at New Hope Baptist Church, 130 Delaware St SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49507.

Family hour at 10 am.

Interment at Kent Memorial Gardens.

Condolences to the Carmody Family

November 26th, 2016

Our condolences to Mrs. Maureen Carmody, whose mother passed away on Friday. Our prayers are with you and your family for healing.

Condolences to JGM Good

November 5th, 2016

It is with heavy hearts we give our condolences to Junior Grand Master Good on the passing of his mother.

She passed at 2am this morning. There are no further details available at this time.

Condolences to Master Tran and Other TKD Family

October 13th, 2016

With saddened hearts we pass on information regarding the loss felt by multiple TKD family members this week.

1.) MASTER HUONG TRAN‘s father passed away on Tuesday. His name is Dinh Tran and he was 84.

Visitation: Thursday 10/20 7pm-9pm
Visitation: Friday 10/21 6pm-9pm
Funeral Mass: Saturday 10/23 10am

Our Lady of Lavang Church   (Vietnamese Catholic Church)
2019 Porter St, Wyoming, 49579

2.) SENIOR MASTER ENSING lost an Aunt last week Tuesday and her sister-in-law, Debra Ensing-Millhuff, last Thursday

3.) MR. MITCHELOZZI, one of master Tran’s students, lost his father this past Friday.

Our prayers are with them and their families in this time of mourning.

Please pray for the Wrona family

May 2nd, 2016

It is with a heavy heart that I share this information.

Sunday night Master Randy Wrona’s parents were on their way home. A car coming the other direction tried to pass two cars at the same time and the driver did not make it around the second car. Master Wrona’s father swerved to the right to avoid him. The other driver did the same thing.

Master Wrona’s mother was pronounced dead at the accident. His father made it to the hospital and died there.

Please pray for Master Wrona and his family.

Visitation is at Arsulowitcz Brothers on Stocking Street in Grand Rapids – Friday from 2-4 and from 7-9, there will be a rosary at 7:00pm

A mass of Christian burial will be Saturday at 10:00am at Basilica of St Adalbert.

JGM Good

Our Condolences to Master Tran

December 12th, 2015

With saddened hearts we pass on the information that Master Huong Tran’s grandfather passed away today, after falling ill recently.  He was 104 years old.  In his younger days he had practiced Martial Arts in his native country of Vietnam.