Obituary for alumnus and donor Charles Kaye

Charles Kaye (Accounting, ’46) of Southfield, MI, died Thursday, March 22, 2012 at the age of 88.

Kaye, a CPA, enjoyed a successful accounting career until his retirement two years ago at age 86. A World War II veteran, he received numerous honors, including three bronze stars and a Purple Heart, among other decorations. In 2010, Kaye received France’s highest honor when he was inducted into the French Legion of Honor.

He leaves behind his beloved wife Mildred Kaye; two daughters, Barbara Kaye (John Hogikyan) and the late Diane Lynn Kaye; two granddaughters, Laura and Allison Hogikyan; and one son-in-law, Irving Shapiro.

Charles Kaye was a generous donor to the School of Business Administration. His family requests that those who wish to honor his memory make contributions to the Mildred and Charles Kaye Endowed Scholarship Fund.

Donations can be made online here (please type “Mildred and Charles Kaye Endowed Scholarship Fund” in the “other” box on the form), or checks can be mailed to:

Wayne State University
Charles and Mildred Kaye Endowed Scholarship Fund
C/0 Sherry Stokes
5201 Cass Ave
226 Prentis Bldg
Detroit, MI 48202

Read his complete obituary here.