December 9, 2016

Russ Ives

Russ, Harlem and Bill Ives, circa 1980.

Bill Ives, 1977-78 president of the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), passed away Dec. 3 at age 86. He was also the son of 1954-55 NPMA President Harlem Ives.

The longtime, second-generation owner of Rose Pest Solutions in Troy, Mich., was also a past director of Rotary International.

Preceded in death by wife Mary Louise, Ives leaves behind wife Marilyn, four children including Russ Ives, Catherine Jones, Jim Ives and Carolyn Ives as well as 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. His son Russ also served as NPMA president 2015-2016.

Ives was born in Chicago, Illinois, and grew up in Detroit. He received his bachelors degree from Kalamazoo College, and his masters degree in Speech and Oration from the University of Wisconsin.

Memorial tributes may be made to the Rotary International Foundation or the Rotary Club of Detroit. View obituary and share memories a

The staff of PMP sends its condolences to Ives’ family, friends and colleagues.


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