Community leader Marlowe Stoudamire dies of COVID-19

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Posted at 7:39 PM, Mar 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-24 21:45:21-04

(WXYZ) — Henry Ford Health System is confirming that Marlowe Stoudamire has died of the coronavirus.

Stoudamire is a former Community & Diversity Manager and project director of international business strategy at Henry Ford Health System. He was also a community leader, including as leader of the Detroit Historical Society’s award-winning Detroit 67: Looking Back to MOVE FORWARD project about the 1967 riots.

“An amazing man, husband, friend and one of the best dads that I have ever met lost his life to COVID-19 today,” said Mr. Stoudamire’s mentor and close friend, Bob Riney, President of Healthcare Operations and Chief Operating Officer for Henry Ford Health System in a news release. “Marlowe was a devoted Detroit advocate who would light up any room with his ideas and strategic thinking. He was tireless in his love and care for others. My wife and I are heartbroken for this devastating loss. We will continue the fight of this terrible pandemic in his honor.”

Stoudamire was 43-years-old. He is survived by a wife and two young children.

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