Judy Vocino, Fred Vocino, Flo Smith, Dave Elsila, Katie Elsila, Maureen Sheahan,Emily Everett, Maria Catalo, Saundra Williams, Sharon Meadows, Al Benchich,Dan O’Rourke, Brenda Moon, Mike McBride, Armand Nevers, Jane Nevers,Kate DeSmet, Liz Ellis, Shawn Ellis, Jim Rehberg, Tina Abbott, Karen McCarthy,Barbara Ingalls, Bob Ingalls, Al Cholger, Dan McCarthy ince her 90th birthday celebration in 2007, Ethelcontinued to lead an activelife in labor, peace, civil-rights, andprogressive political movements.She was a regular participant atDetroit’s annual Labor Day pa-rade, marching with the Gray Pan-thers or OPEIU, or, in the last two years, standing proudly at curbside waving to those marching by. Shedid not let any illness get in her way of traveling to Washington,D.C. for national rallies and dem-onstrations; in one such event, shetraveled with her son-in-law FredVocino who guided her in a wheel-chair along the Washington Mall.She continued to attend meetingsof the Gray Panthers, where sheserved as co-convener and newslet-ter editor. People remember how she drove herself to the emergency room after a health scare at home, but stopped en route to pick up some mailing supplies fora meeting announcement.Ethel’s contributions ranged from serving on the board of the Metro Detroit ACLU and in various positions with the Coalition of Labor Union Women, the Oakland County Demo-cratic Party, the Metro Detroit AFL-CIO, and other groups. She was a source of inspirationto fellow members of union retiree councils. When she moved into a senior living complexin Novi, one of the rst things she did was to nd political allies who also lived there and tobegin to organize them. What Ethel would tell us if she were speaking here today would be to get out tomorrow,Monday, Sept. 3, to march in the Labor Day parade and make our voices heard for workerrights, for peace, for equality, and for social and economic justice for all. No better tribute toher could be made than to join tomorrow’s march in downtown Detroit.