Visitation Friday for legendary crime writer Elmore Leonard

Funeral will be held Saturday


A funeral mass will be held Saturday for Elmore Leonard, the award-winning mystery writer whose snappy dialogue, misfit characters and laconic sense of humor produced such popular works as "Get Shorty," "Hombre," "Fifty-Two Pickup" and "Out of Sight."

The cause of death was not given, but Leonard had suffered a stroke two weeks ago. According to his website, the author died at his home in Bloomfield Village, Mich.

Family and friends of Leonard may visit Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, located 1368 N. Crooks Road between 14-15 Mile Roads, from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday.

A funeral mass will be celebrated Saturday at 11 a.m. at Holy Name Church, located at 630 Harmon in Birmingham. Friends may visit at the church beginning at 10 a.m.

Memorials may be made to Maryknoll Sisters, P.O. Box 317, Maryknoll, New York 10545-0317.

Directions to Holy Name Church

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