Dateline: Memorial Service on May 4

John Arthur Schmelzer

Known as "Uncle Jack", he was loved by 25 nieces and nephews and we will celebrate his life at a graveside memorial service on Saturday May 4, 2024 at 12 noon Mt Olivet Cemetery 17100 Van Dyke Ave, Detroit, Michigan. The celebration will continue at HopCat 4265 Woodward Ave. Detroit 48201. Each guest will be responsible for their own food and beverages.

Jack was the second of seven children born to Emma (Houtteman) and Arthur Schmelzer and grew up on Parker St in Detroit. He attended Cass Tech High School, served honorably in WWII and retired after a long career with Manufacturers National Bank. He loved pigeon racing in the Belgian community, participating for many years in the sport and was proud of his achievements.

As a faithful Catholic, Jack served and supported his local parish. He was well known for his continual good works in the community.

Uncle Jack joins his parents and siblings Margaret Lipinski, Jean McCarty, Richard Schmelzer, Joann Murray, Larry Schmelzer and Tom Schmelzer in eternal life. He is survived by sister In law Lois as well as many nieces and nephews.

If interested in joining us at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, attached is a map where the gravesite is located.

Dateline: This Past Month Around The Metro HQ

Although there are some big travel plans in the offing, Kelly & Margaret had no major trips scheduled the past two months. However, Grandma and Grandpa McCarty did some fun things around Southeast Michigan by themselves, and with the kids and grandkids. They documented some of the festivities.

In April, we took a couple trips to Kensington Metro Park to feed the wild birds in the nature area.

Margaret, Kelly, Liv, Gray, and even Grandma Laura got in on the fun feeding the birds (tuppins a bag?)

For the solar eclipse, Margaret signed us up for an informative Senior Walk tour in Downtown Detroit on the riverfront. They talked about the sun, our moon, and the other planets in the solar system. Oh yeah... and the eclipse!

Kelly & Margaret joined others on the Detroit River to see and learn more about the eclipse

On another day, Kelly & Margaret decided to go for a walk at the Detroit Zoo. It was a chilly but sunny day, and the pair got their steps in.

Kelly & Margaret had a nice time getting their steps in at the Detroit Zoo

Expecting their first child, there was a lovely baby shower for Kristina and Austin in South Lyon. Everyone had a grand time.

Photos from Kristina's baby shower. Everyone had a great time. Thank you for supporting the mom (and dad) to be.
Dateline: Draft Day - Detroit, Michigan

A few McCartys as well as Metro subscribers took to downtown Detroit to soak in the NFL Draft Day with over 275,000 friends. It was a great night for the city, not to mention the Detroit Lions who snagged a highly regarded defensive back in Terrion Arnold after the Lions moved up to the 24th pick.

Steve, Brad, Austin, Todd, and Joe went downtown to soak in the Lion pride
Dateline: Detroit Tigers Opening Day

All of us at UHY would like to thank those who joined us at our annual Opening Day party at the Detroit Music Hall. Despite the mediocre weather, that didn't stop us from having a blast catching up with old friends! We had the Music Hall rockin' on every level. The live band played on as we enjoyed cocktails, cigars, and dancing on the rooftop.

For a while, it looked like the Tigers may cruise to a victory, but some big-time hits from the Athletics made things interesting. Ultimately, thanks to another strong bullpen day with zero earned runs, the Tigers came out on top, beating the Athletics.

Manager A.J. Hinch mixed things up, going with Jason Foley in the eighth inning, and then calling upon Andrew Chafin to enter the game. Chafin walked two batters and got two outs before being pulled for Alex Lange. The sometimes-wild righty came into the game and delivered with a big-time strikeout. Tigers win, 5-4.

Thank you for your generous sponsorships and donations to UHY Cares. With your help, we raised over $33,000 to support local charities. We appreciate the support shown for our home team and your continued relationship with UHY!


themccartys on YouTube are currently top 25 in the US, and are also in the top 50 in views world wide, and they have over 11.5 million subscribers and over 16.1 billion (yes with a 'b') views.

Congrats to Kevin, Stephanie, Audri and Braxton on this great feat. If you haven't seen their posts yet, download the TikTok and YouTube apps and search for themccartys and subscribe, or visit https://themccartys.tv


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ED NOTE: This is a new item for the Metro that any or our readers can participate in. Have you come across a celebrity in your travels? If so, email me the info for inclusion in the next edition of the McCarty Metro. If possible, include a photograph if you took one, and any memorable thoughts about the encounter.

 Austin met Bill Nye the Science Guy in Lake Tahoe
 Steve hooked up with pal, and former Detroit Lion, Lomas Brown to watch the eclipse

..If you have a celebrity sighting to share, send them to me at mccartymetro@gmail.com

Here are some recent travel destinations from our readers...

The McCarty brothers congregated to Florida to reunite
Scott, Erin, and the kids vacationed in Cancun, Mexico
Karen, Ryan, Missy, and the kids went to Disney World
Larry & Gina took a road trip to St. Louis, MO, and will report about it in our next issue of the McCarty Metro


Did you travel recently? Send us your destination and pictures to mccartymetro@gmail.com

Dear Editor: For the past month I have been looking all over the house for my Easter basket. But I can't find it, and nobody will tell me where it is. Do you have any suggestions on where to look? Is there a statute of limitations on Easter baskets? -Not Gonna Cry, Michigan

ED NOTE: Don't go looking for it. I hear they are entertaining themselves on their own. In fact, here's a little peep show!

Dear Editor: My wife is trying to get me in better shape by monitoring what I put in my mouth. I don't mind most of it, however, she really wants me to cut out my few cups of coffee I have every morning. This is something I love. Do you have any advice for me or alternatives to java? -Ken

ED NOTE: Here is some good advice I learned, Did you know that by replacing your morning coffee with green tea, you can lose up to 87% of what little joy you still have left in your life? It's true! And you know what I think? You don't have a problem with coffee, you have a problem without it! So, next time she says something about your coffee drinking, ask her what’s the difference between coffee and your opinion? I asked for a coffee!

Dear Editor: Always enjoy The McCarty Metro. Makes me feel like I'm part of a wonderful family that's just as crazy as I am! -Gene

ED NOTE: Thanks Gene, I resemble that 'crazy' reference you made!

Dear Editor: With summer coming up, do you have any extravagant trips planned with your lady? -John

ED NOTE: Well, yes Johnny. We have a couple trips planned including Oregon to visit the grandkids. As far as extravagant??? My brain is telling me Alaska. My heart is telling me a tropical island in the Caribbean. But, my wallet is telling me to just continue walking through the cemetery.

I appreciate you stopping by and would like to hear your questions, comments, or editorials.
Just submit them anytime during the month to
mccartymetro@gmail.com for inclusion in our next issue.

For those that do not speak the language, Le' Food is French for "The Food"! Here you can find some of our Metro family favorite recipe and tips.

Readers, email me at mccartymetro@gmail.com to submit your favorite recipe for inclusion in an upcoming issue.
This month we have a great recipe submitted by Kristina

Delicious Sourdough Bread

ED NOTE: Kristina shares this recipe, which is the best sourdough bread I have tasted. It is a bit time consuming and quite a project, but the results are well worth it. Enjoy!

Prep Time: 24 hours | Cook Time: 55 minutes | Yield: 2 loaves




30g medium-protein bread flour
30g whole wheat flour
60g water
30g ripe sourdough starter

Main Dough

822g medium-protein bread flour
64g whole wheat flour
745g water
17g salt
151g ripe levain


Levain (9:00 a.m.)

In a small container, mix the levain ingredients and keep at 78°F for 5 hours.

Autolyse (12:00 p.m)

In a medium mixing bowl, add 822g medium-protein bread flour, 64g whole wheat flour, 650g water, and mix until no dry bits remain. Cover the bowl and let rest for 2 hours.

Mix (2:00 p.m.)

To the mixing bowl holding your dough, add 95g water (holding back any as necessary if the dough is too wet), 17g sea salt, and the ripe levain (from step 1). Pinch and mix all the ingredients together and do folds in the bowl for 2 to 3 minutes until the dough smoothes and is cohesive. Then, transfer your dough to a bulk fermentation container and cover.

Bulk Fermentation (2:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.)

Give the dough 6 sets of stretch and folds. The first three sets are at 15-minute intervals, and the last three sets are at 30-minute intervals.

Divide and Preshape (6:15 p.m.)

Lightly flour your work surface and scrape out your dough. Using your bench knife, divide the dough in half. Lightly shape each half into a round shape. Let the dough rest for 30 minutes, uncovered.

Shape (6:45 p.m.)

Shape the dough into a round or oval and place it in proofing baskets. Cover the baskets with a reusable plastic bag.

Proof (7:25 p.m. to 9:00 a.m. the next day)

Cover proofing baskets with reusable plastic and seal them shut. Then, place both into the fridge and proof overnight.

Bake (Preheat oven at 8:00 a.m., bake at 9:00 a.m.)

I steamed my oven, but you can also bake in a pot or Dutch oven. Preheat your oven with a combo cooker or Dutch oven inside to 450°. Remove your dough from the fridge, score it, and transfer it to the preheated combo cooker. Place the cooker in the oven, cover with the lid, and bake for 20 minutes. After this time, remove the lid (you can keep it in the oven or remove it) and continue to bake for 30 minutes longer. When done, the internal temperature should be around 208°. Let the loaves cool for 2 hours on a wire rack before slicing.


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Mackenzie Triples

Mackenzie show off her skills hitting
7 3-pointers in a competition in
Cancun Mexico

Polar Plunge

Austin goes into the frigid Long Lake
in Michigan for a little 3 minute soak.

Finding Cockroach Music

Larry shows just how easy it is to find
his favorite Brad Savage & The Cockroaches

Bird Feeding

Grandma, Liv, and Gray feeding
the birds at Kensington Metro Park



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Tim Ecclestone, 76, ice hockey player (St. Louis Blues, Detroit Red Wings, Atlanta Flames). U. L. Washington, 70, baseball player (Kansas City Royals, Montreal Expos, Pittsburgh Pirates), cancer. Steve Lawrence, 88, singer ("Go Away Little Girl", "Footsteps") and actor (The Blues Brothers), complications from Alzheimer's disease. Eric Carmen, 74, musician (Raspberries), singer ("Hungry Eyes"), and songwriter ("All by Myself"). Chris Simon, 52, hockey player (Washington Capitals, Quebec Nordiques, New York Islanders), Stanley Cup champion (1996), suicide. Chuck Seelbach, 76, baseball player (Detroit Tigers). Joe Lieberman, 82, politician, member of the U.S. Senate (1989–2013), Connecticut attorney general (1983–1989) and member of the Connecticut State Senate (1971–1981), complications from a fall. Louis Gossett Jr., 87, actor (An Officer and a Gentleman, Roots, Iron Eagle), Oscar winner (1982). Joe Flaherty, 82, actor (SCTV, Freaks and Geeks, Happy Gilmore), writer, and comedian. Thomas Gumbleton, 94, Roman Catholic prelate, auxiliary bishop of Detroit (1968–2006). Clarence "Frogman" Henry, 87, singer ("Ain't Got No Home", "(I Don't Know Why) But I Do", "You Always Hurt the One You Love"). Jerry Grote, 81, baseball player (New York Mets, Los Angeles Dodgers, Kansas City Royals), World Series winner (1969), respiratory failure. O. J. Simpson, 76, Hall of Fame football player (Buffalo Bills) and actor (The Naked Gun, The Towering Inferno), Heisman Trophy winner (1968), prostate cancer. Robert MacNeil, 93, American Hall of Fame journalist (PBS NewsHour) and host (America at a Crossroads). Werner Spitz, 97, forensic pathologist (JFK autopsy and Julian Rzepka autopsy). Ken Holtzman, 78, baseball player (Chicago Cubs, Oakland Athletics, New York Yankees), World Series champion (1972, 1973, 1974), heart disease. Whitey Herzog, 92, Hall of Fame baseball player (Washington Senators), executive (New York Mets), and manager (St. Louis Cardinals), World Series champion (1969, 1982). Roman Gabriel, 83, Hall of Fame football player (NC State Wolfpack, Los Angeles Rams) and actor (The Undefeated). Bob Cole, 90, Hall of Fame sportscaster (Hockey Night in Canada). Wally Dallenbach Sr., 87, Hall of Fame racing driver (CART). 


Dr. John Sever

It is with a profoundly heavy heart that I share with you the passing of our father, Dr. John Sever. He was literally the kindest man I have ever met. Brilliant, thoughtful, a true gentleman, and so very, very humble. Most of all he had an enormous heart and an extreme love of family. 

He was born in Chicago, went to the University of Chicago, where he met my Mom, and then to Northwestern for his MD and PhD. His work gave him the opportunity to travel all over the world and often, he took us along. It instilled a love of travel that my sisters and I and his grandchildren have.

We all were extremely proud of him and his dedication to his work to protect children from disease. Few people can claim they have left the world a better place - our father truly did. His life long effort to eliminate polio has almost been met. Because of his dedication with Rotary, WHO, and the Gates Foundation some strains of polio are now eliminated. 

In 1979, when he pioneered the eradication of polio via Rotary International, there were an average of 1,000 new cases of polio per day in the world. This year, 2024 there have been only 2 new cases of live polio in the world which have been reported and they are in Pakistan and Afghanistan. 

While he had many awards, was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, met many US and Foreign Presidents and heads of state, it was his family that was the most important thing to him. While I was at Michigan, he became a Michigan fan and watched the football games, always calling me after each game ever since. He supported everything we did and was there for every grandchild, every birthday, milestone, and the millions of little just because events in-between. Always thrilled to hear from us and happy to talk just because. He even took the grandchild's doctor call of "Grandpa I have a hangnail". It was taken seriously, and with a smile and full heart. 

"We Love you Dad so very very much. I just can't believe you're gone." -Beverly

Here is a link about how he was involved with Polio Plus


Instead of flowers, please donate to Polio Plus in his name


ED NOTE: Dr. Sever was a great father, husband, and man. I made a few phone calls to him about my MS, and he always took the time to talk, was very polite, and gave me good information and advice. Peace and prayers to the entire family.


Dateline: The Three Brothers

There were 3 brothers. The first brother married a woman from Italy. He told her that she was to do the dishes and house cleaning. It took a couple of days, but on the third day, he came home to see a clean house and dishes washed and put away.

The second brother married a woman from Poland. He gave his wife orders that she was to do all the cleaning, dishes and the cooking. The first day he didn't see any results, but the next day he saw it was better. By the third day, he saw his house was clean, the dishes were done and there was a huge dinner on the table.

The third brother married a girl from Ireland. He ordered her to keep the house clean, dishes washed, lawn mowed, laundry washed, and hot meals on the table for every meal. He said the first day he didn't see anything, the second day he didn't see anything but by the third day, some of the swelling had gone down and he could see a little out of his left eye, and his arm was healed enough that he could fix himself a sandwich and load the dishwasher. He still has some difficulty when he pees......;)


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