HOLLAND — Michael Lozon, a beloved regional author and photographer, died Friday, July 2, at the age of 72 just after a five-thirty day period struggle with most cancers.

Lozon was born in 1948 in Grand Haven, but used most of his childhood in Alpena. Following going to West Michigan, he earned a bachelor’s degree in photojournalism from Central Michigan University and commenced his profession as a author.

Lozon was the business enterprise editor at The Sentinel from 1987-1990. He also worked as a business writer at The Grand Rapids Press, a freelance author and editor for Holland Hospital and a team facilitator at Herrick District Library.

In 1994, Lozon released The Publish Way, which targeted on the publication of historic files and tales about nonprofit companies, governmental organizations and organizations.