TONY MANSOUR

It is with a very heavy heart that I report that Tony Mansour passed on Tuesday, December 10th. He had been in a nursing home in Flint Township for the past few years due to recent illnesses and injuries. Tony was a founding member of the Holloway Lake Association and was responsible for promulgating the bylaws, and guiding our Board for several decades. Simply put, if there had been no Anthony J. Mansour, there would be no HLA today. Although I have only sketchy info about Tony’s entire life, I wish to share with our members what little I knew about this very kind and lovely man. He will be missed.

Anthony J. Mansour was born in Nazareth, Palestine about 1927 to his parents, James and Nahel Mansour and was brought to America (Flint. MI) as a small child. He attended schools and colleges in the Flint area. Tony was a graduate of the Detroit College of Law (now part of Michigan State University) and was awarded a Doctorate of Law in 1951. He soon was admitted to the State Bar of MI and began his legal practice in Flint, MI in 1951. By the 1970’s Tony was a Circuit Court Judge in Genesee County. Besides his involvement in the HLA, he was very proud of his Arab Heritage and was a founding member of the American Arab Heritage Council, serving on the Board of Directors well into 2018. Along with his parents, Tony was preceded in death by his loving wife Muriel (2012) and leaves behind several children and grandchildren, friends, business associates and clients.

A memorial service and celebration of Tony’s life is being planned for Saturday, January 18th, 2020 at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Catholic Church in Davison, MI.

Julie Brandon, Skipper

 

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The Holloway Lake Association Protects your Reservoir

Through regularly scheduled meetings and newsletters, the Holloway Lake Association keeps concerned citizens informed and in touch.  Please support these efforts by becoming a member of the Holloway Lake Association. Together we can make a difference!

The Holloway Reservoir needs your help to remain Genesee County’s precious recreational area.

HELP US PRESERVE HOLLOWAY!  JOIN THE HOLLOWAY LAKE ASSOCIATION!

Issues we are working on:

The Water – predictable levels and good quality
The Regulatory Agencies – boating safety
The Environment – industrial and other pollution
Shoreline Erosion
Parkland Preservation
Richfield Landfill issues
Boating, Fishing, Swimming, Camping, Picnicing or Hiking along the reservoir

Holloway Today: Challenges and Changes

Shoreline Erosion:  Shoreline erosion, which is greatly exacerbated by high speed boating, waves, and sandy soil, has been identified as a concern.  Picturesque Goose Point becomes narrower each year. Trees have tipped over into the water in many areas.  As a result, the Reservoir is becoming increasingly wider. What will it look like in 50 years?

Water Levels: There are many demands on the waters of Holloway. The City of Flint requires constant flow for sanitation plants. Down-river recreational users call for increased summertime flow. In the dry summer months, low water levels on Holloway harm recreation, wildlife and the ecosystem of the water.

Environmental Concerns: The potential impact of The Richfield Landfill on Holloway Reservoir and its surroundings demands activism by the public to insure a safe environment and to maintain the natural beauty of the area.

The increase in the numbers of seagulls requires efforts to control them in order to prevent the damage they cause to property and their contamination of the water.

Regulatory Intrusion: The Holloway Reservoir is heavily regulated by Government, and citizen activism is required to balance the competing interests of the environmental, industrial and recreational communities.

 

 

We have been given permission by Nate Harasim to use his song “Holloway Cruise” on our website.  Nate was just a young teenager when he wrote this song while sitting on his dock in Zone 4.  It is simply beautiful!  Make sure you have your speakers on!

Click below to hear Nate’s song