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Marshall Greenspan

Marshall Greenspan, 89, of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, died on 14 November 2021.

The Funeral was Private Family Graveside Service on Friday, 19 November 2021.

Rabbi Michael Moskowitz officiated.

Marshall James Greenspan, 89, of Bloomfield Township, Mich., died Nov. 14, 2021. He is survived by his cherished wife of 62 years, Benita (Rovin) Greenspan; sons Dr. Matthew Greenspan of Milan, Mich., Martin (Kim) Greenspan of West Bloomfield, Mich., and Harry Greenspan of Bloomfield Township, Mich.; grandchildren Sam (Emily) Greenspan, Julia Raspbury-Greenspan, Sarah Raspbury-Greenspan, Shayna Raspbury-Greenspan, Rachel Greenspan, and Claire Greenspan; great grandchildren Mya and Riley Greenspan; brother- and sister-in-law Dr. Ray and Rebecca Coleman of Potomac, Md.; and sister-in-law Elaine Greenspan of Franklin, Mich., as well as several loving nieces and nephews.

Mr. Greenspan was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Sarah Greenspan, grandson Maxwell Greenspan, and brother, Fred Greenspan.

Mr. Greenspan popularized indoor tennis in Michigan when he and his partners built and operated five racquet clubs in the 1970s, including three in Southeast Michigan: Franklin Racquet Club, Square Lake Racquet Club, and Centaur Farms Racquet Club. Prior to that he was a single- and multi-family residential builder, including partnerships with his brother, Fred.

In 1974, Mr. Greenspan and a team of investors co-founded the Detroit Loves professional tennis team, a franchise of the World Team Tennis League.

In 1995, Mr. Greenspan built Oakland Yard Athletics in Waterford, Mich., with his sons Marty and Harry, and Philip Douse. The business is still going strong today under the ownership of Marty and Philip.

After retirement, Mr. and Mrs. Greenspan enjoyed continuing their world travels, eventually spending half the year in Naples, Fla., where they enjoyed the company of several friends from metro Detroit and visits from their children and grandchildren.

For several years, Mr. Greenspan and his son Harry were regular volunteers at the Baldwin Center soup kitchen in Pontiac where they prepped and served meals.

The family wishes to thank Mr. Greenspan’s caregivers Geri, Linda and Jovan Luckett, Patricia Rich, and Agnes Pilecki for their years of support and friendship.

It is suggested that those who wish to further honor the memory of Marshall Greenspan may do so by making a contribution to:

A Charity of one's choice