BUCKAY JOSEPH R. Age 86, December 28, 2012. Husband of the late Marge. Father of Ronald and Thomas. Brother of the late Victor. Survived by cousins and family in Pennsylvania. Visitation Wednesday 1-9 p.m. with Prayers at 5 p.m. at the Jurkiewicz and Wilk Funeral Home, 2396 Caniff, Hamtramck. In state Thursday 9:30 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass 10 a.m. St. Florian Catholic Church, 2615 Florian at Latham, Hamtramck. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
CLARKE ROBERT A. Age 82. December 30, 2012. Beloved husband of Patti Bower Clarke. Loving father of Stacey (Buster) Sunde and Darcey (Carl) Tilford. Dear step-father of Katie Adams, Matt (Jahna) Bower, and Julie (Scott) Sekella. Grandfather of Kelsey, Hayley, Brett, Amanda, Breanna, Brandon, Josh, and Kamden. Robert was preceded in death by his first wife Gwendolyn in 1992. Visitation Wednesday 3 p.m. until time of Funeral Service 7 p.m. at Edward Swanson & Son Funeral Home, 30351 Dequindre, Madison Heights, MI. Share a memory at edwardswansonandsonfuneralhome.com.
CLINTON DEBRA. Beloved wife of the late Louis G. Clinton. Cherished mother of Rebecca (Cary) Weitzman and Michael (Barbara) Clinton. Loving Bubs of Hayley (Brad) Warren, Allan (Tracy) Weitzman, Greg (Lindsey) Weitzman, Jason (Jeanne) Clinton and Bryan Clinton. Proud great grandmother of Ricki, Aidan and Devin Warren, Jacob and Abbey Weitzman, Blake and Aria Weitzman and Brooke Clinton. Also survived by two nieces and a nephew. GRAVESIDE SERVICES 11:00 WEDNESDAY MORNING AT ADAT SHALOM MEMORIAL PARK. ARRANGEMENTS BY THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL. 248-569-0020. www.irakaufman.com
CYBULLA MARJORIE "MARGIE" 54, of Bellaire, passed away on December 30, 2012 at Munson Medical Center after a long battle with breast cancer. A Funeral Mass will take place on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at 11 a.m. at St. Luke's Catholic Church in Bellaire. Visitation will be on Tuesday 12-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. with a Rosary at 7 p.m. at the Bellaire Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes. For full obituary and online guestbook, www.mortensenfuneralhomes.com.
DITTMAR VIOLET "DEE DEE" September 13, 1930 December 27, 2012. Dee Dee was an active community volunteer until her last days. She lent her talents to such groups as Livonia Town Hall, Greenmead, and Friends of the Livonia Library. She was a loving mother to four children, Wendi Stull, Perri Frost, Dani-Sue, and John. A grandmother to nine and a great-grandmother to three. Her husband of more than 50-years, Dr. Norbert Dittmar, passed away in 2004. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Seedlings Braille Books for Children. Services will be held Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 4 p.m. at Neely Turowski Funeral Home.
DOMPIERRE CONRAD CYRIL, 78, of Farmington, died December 29, 2012, in Farmington. Conrad was born May 27, 1934, in Detroit, the son of Napolean and Jeannette Dompierre. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Nora Smith Dompierre; devoted father of Jeannie (Jon) Tallerico, Mary (Robert) Parkins and the late Thomas; dear brother of Sister Helen Dompierre, Albert Dompierre, and Jeannette (John) Mulheisen; and cherished grandfather of Lauren Parkins, Catherine (Michael) Antonucci, Sara Tallerico, Robert Parkins III, Nathan Parkins and Peter Tallerico. He also leaves behind several nieces and nephews. Sadly, he was preceded in death by brothers, Napolean, Raymond, Robert and Richard Dompierre. The family will receive guests Wednesday, January 2, 1-9 p.m., with a 7 p.m. prayer service, at the Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, 23720 Farmington Rd., (between 9-10 Mile Rds., just N of Grand River) downtown Farmington (248-474-5200). Conrad's Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, January 3, 12:30 p.m. (in state 12:00 p.m.) at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, 23615 Power Rd., Farmington. Memorial tributes suggested to St. Vincent de Paul Society, 23815 Power Rd., Farmington, MI 48336. heeney-sundquist.com
FELLOWS MARGARET A. Age 96, formerly of Allen Park. Visitation 10 a.m.-12 p.m. with 12 p.m. Service, Saturday, January 5, 2013 at Brown-Van Hemert Funeral Home, (517) 448-2941, www.brownvanhemert.com.
GEOREFF OLGA December 28, 2012 age 84. Preceded in death by her beloved parents Kosta and Fania Georeff. She leaves behind many beloved cousins and friends. Visitation Wednesday 2-8 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Trisagion at the Neely-Turowski Funeral Home, 30200 Five Mile (btn. Merriam and Middlebelt). Funeral Thursday 10:00 a.m. at St. Clement Orthodox Church 19600 Ford Rd. (west of Evergreen) in Dearborn. www.neely-turowski.com
GRONER RABBI IRWIN Beloved husband of 59 years of Leypsa Groner. Cherished father of Judge David Groner (Judge Amy Hathaway), Dr. Joel Groner and the late Deborah "Debbie" Groner. Dear brother of Sarah Barach, the late Rabbi Benjamin Groner, the late Rabbi Oscar Groner, the late Julius Groner, the late Morton Groner and the late Ruth Rosenbaum; devoted son of the late Max and the late Beatrice Groner; Also survived by Amy's children, Lisa, Stephen and Kathryn and his wonderful friend and caregiver, Marek Stepniak. SERVICES 2:00 PM TUESDAY AFTERNOON AT CONGREGATION SHAAREY ZEDEK, 27375 BELL ROAD, SOUTHFIELD, MI 48034. INTERMENT AT CLOVER HILL PARK CEMETERY. ARRANGEMENTS BY THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020. www.irakaufman.com.
HIGHLUND SHARON LEE Age 74. Former Detroit resident, passed away December 28, 2012. Survived by husband James and five children. Funeral Services 11 a.m. Thursday, January 3, 2013 at Bethany Lutheran Church in Isabella, MI. Anderson Funeral Home, Escanaba, MI. www.andersonfuneralhomes.net
IAQUINTA SaraAnn (nee Kindstrand) Age 82. December 28, 2012. Beloved wife of Frank S., Sr. Loving mother of Sharon (Loyd) Jones, Amy (Todd) Wilkerson, and Frank Jr. (Denise). Grandmother of Frank III, Andrew, Karl, Timothy, Lia, and Brent. Visitation Wednesday 1-9 p.m. and Thursday 10 a.m. until Funeral Service at 11:30 a.m. at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 Inkster Rd. (between Ford Rd. and Cherry Hill), Garden City. Family suggests memorials to the American Heart Association. www.santeiufuneralhome.com
JOHNSON MELVIN F. Age 79, December 28, 2012. Beloved husband of Delores. Loving father of Melvin. Dear brother of Edith Burdett and Calvin Johnson. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held at Cathedral Church of St. Paul, 4800 Woodward Ave., Detroit, Saturday at 11 a.m. Family will receive visitors at 10 a.m. Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Heart Association. Please share a memory of Melvin at www.rggrharris.com
KROLICKI SUZANNE T. Age 72, December 29, 2012. Beloved mother of John, Matthew (Molly), and Paul (Sabrina). Loving grandmother of Michael, Jackson, and Daniel. Dear sister of Joanne Osmer, Virginia (William) Thibodeau, John Michael (Carol), and Joseph (Leeann) Banas. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Caring nurse, accomplished artist, and valued friend, Suzanne will be missed by the many people whose lives she touched. Visitation at R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Home, 15451 Farmington Rd., Livonia, Wednesday 3-8 p.m. A Memorial Mass will be held at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, 133 Orchard Dr., Northville, Thursday 10 a.m. Memorial contributions may be directed to Angela Hospice. Please share a memory at www.rggrharris.com.
KUJAWA GERTRUDE Age 82. Loving wife of Walter. Beloved mother of Cynthia Roman, Walter II (Patricia), and Robert (Lisa). Dearest grandmother of Matthew, Robert, Kevin, Kyle, and Scott. Visitation Wednesday 2-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary at the Neely-Turowski Funeral Home, 30200 Five Mile (between Merriman and Middlebelt). Funeral Thursday, in state 10:15 a.m. until time of Mass 11 a.m. at St. Genevieve Catholic Church, 29500 Jamison (W. of Middlebelt). Interment St. Hedwig Cemetery. www.neely-turowski.com
LACEY LEE "LEEMAN" December 30, 2012. Age 51. Beloved son of Mary and the late Leroy. Dear brother of Mariann (Al), Kevin (Barbara), and Kelly (Darrell). Loving uncle of Jimmy, Brandon, and Alyssa. Also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Funeral Service Thursday, 12 noon at the Wasik Funeral Home, Inc., 11470 Thirteen Mile Road (west of Hoover), Warren. Visitation Wednesday 2-9 p.m. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.wasikfuneralhome.com.
LAMBERT KELLI LYNN O.D. Dr. Kelli Lynn Lambert, age 37 of Onsted passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family and puppies on Saturday afternoon December 29th. Kelli fought a courageous battle with cancer for 6 ½ years and was an inspiration to all who knew her. Kelli's personality and love for all showed brightly in her beautiful smile. She was extremely dedicated to her profession as an Optometrist and enjoyed working at multiple locations in Jackson, Lenawee, Washtenaw, and Wayne counties. Kelli was a loving and dear wife, daughter, granddaughter, sister, daughter in-law, sister in-law, niece, aunt, cousin, and friend. A celebration of her life will be held at Borek Jennings Funeral Home in Brooklyn Michigan on Thursday January 3, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with a Vigil Service at 7:30 p.m. A Viewing at 10:00 am with a Memorial Service and Mass at 11:00 am will be held at St. Joseph's Shrine Parish in Brooklyn Michigan on Friday January 4th, 2013 with Father Dave Hudgins officiating. Please sign Kelli's guestbook at www.borekjennings.com or leave a message of comfort for her family by calling 877-231-7900.
LOCKE CHARLES Age 47. Cherished son of Rosemary and Donald Dawes. Loving husband of Heather Macpherson. Beloved father of Ian. Brother to Billy Ewing, Michelle, Nicole, and Jessica Dawes. Nephew of Lionel Locke. Cousin to Rhonda, Dietrich, and Gwen. Visitation to take place Wednesday at Trinity Evangelical Covenant Church, located at 34500 Six Mile Rd. Livonia (btwn. Farmington and Levan), from 1-4pm with funeral service to be held after. www.neely-turowski.com
MARTIN AMON D. Passed away on December 27, 2012. Arrangements will be held Thursday, January 3, 2013, at True Love Church, 2900 Tireman, 8:30 a.m.
MOSKAL THERESA G. Age 84. December 29, 2012. Dearest sister of Henrietta (Lawrence) VanBelle and Eloise Kubera. Loved and remembered by 10 nieces and nephews and numerous great nieces and nephews. Visitation Wednesday 2-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Parish Rosary at Jarzembowski Funeral Home, 18957 W. Warren Ave. (at Artesian). Funeral Thursday, in state 10:30 a.m. at St. Christopher Church followed by 11 a.m. Mass of the Resurrection. Interment St. Hedwig Cemetery. Share memories at www.jarzembowskifuneralhome.com
MURPHY RUTH J. December 30, 2012, age 93. Wife of the late Edward. Dear mother of David Murphy, Karen and Art Fischer, Robert Murphy, and Kathleen Murphy. Also leaves several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation Thursday 9 a.m. until time of funeral service at 12:30 p.m. at the Schrader-Howell Funeral Home, 280 South Main Street, Plymouth. Share your memories at www.schrader-howell.com.
NESTEROWICH BERNADINE "BONNIE" Age 70. Beloved sister of Gregory (Theresa). Loving aunt of Robert (Milena), Paul (Dawn), and Dawn (Steve) Doerr. Cherished niece of Victoria Dow. Also survived by numerous great nieces, nephews, and cousins. Bonnie retired from the State of Michigan and was a generous supporter of animal rights groups. Member of the Altar Society, M-K Society, and the Secretary of SPUNIA of Holy Cross Church. Visitation Wednesday 2-8 p.m. Parish Scripture Service Wednesday 6 p.m. at Krot Funeral Home, 2687 Caniff, Hamtramck (313-365-5240). In state Thursday 9:30 a.m. at Holy Cross Polish National Catholic Church (2311 Pulaski, Hamtramck). Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, bequests in Bonnie's name to the Michigan Humane Society.
NORRIS GRANT FORREST Age 55, December 28, 2012. Beloved husband of Yvonne. Dear father of Ashley, Grant II, Paul, Marshall, and Jake. Brother of Clare Ruth Byas, Marti Zarkower, Gerald Norris, and Forrest (Elvie) Norris. Funeral at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Road (between 14-15 Mile Rds.) Thursday 11am. Friends may visit Wednesday 3-8pm. Memorials appreciated to Williams Syndrome Association, 570 Kirts Blvd., Ste 223, Troy, MI 48084. Obituary and condolences at lynchfuneraldirectors.com
ORR BRAKIE J. Age 94. December 30, 2012. Retired Attorney. Beloved husband of Emily. Loving father of Thomas P. (Mary), Brian (Diane) and Sally Orr. Proud grandfather of three grandchildren. Visitation Wednesday 1-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Elks Lodge of Sorrows service at the Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 705 W 11 Mile Rd. (4 blks. East of Woodward), Royal Oak. Funeral Thursday 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Memorials to the Alzheimer's Association appreciated. Share your memories at www.sullivanfuneraldirectors.com.
RASTELLI LUIGI Passed away peacefully at his home with his family at his side on December 30th, 2012 at the age of 92. Survived by his beloved wife of 60 cherished years Elvira (nee Bollini). Loving father of Yvette (Larry) Pierce, and the late Marisa LaRocca. Dear Father-in-Law of John LaRocca. Proud grandfather of Christopher, Matthew (Luda), Michael, and Scott. Predeceased by one brother and two sisters. Visitation Wednesday 3-9pm and Thursday 3-9pm with a 7:30pm Rosary service at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile Rd). Funeral Friday, instate 9:30am at St. Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Church 38750 Ryan (Btw 16 & 17 Mile Rds) until time of Mass 10am. Luigi was a proud member of the San Marino Club. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Luigi's honor would be appreciated to Beaumont Hospice or to the American Heart Association. Entombment Resurrection Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" @ WujekCalcaterra.com.
ROSSI CARLO P. Age 86 December 29, 2012. Beloved husband of the late Rose Marie. Loving father of Carla (Jeffrey) Seit, Gary and Paula Rossi. Dear grandfather of Paul (Michelle) Rossi and Lauren (Ryan) Harroun. Proud great-grandfather of Enzo and Luca. Survived by his sister Lena DiRusso, many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and godchildren. Dear friend to many. Visitation at the Harry J. Will Funeral Home 37000 Six Mile, Livonia, Tuesday, January 1, 3-9 p.m. and Wednesday, January 2, 3-9 p.m. with 7 p.m. Rosary. Funeral Mass 10:30 a.m. Thursday, January 3 (in state 10:00 a.m.) at St. Michael Catholic Church 13111 Hubbard, Livonia between Farmington and Merriman off of Plymouth Rd. Private interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. For more information please visit www.harryjwillfuneralhome.com
RYS STELLA (NEE PIEGZA) December 30, 2012. Wife of the late Casper "Bill". Mother of Daniel (Carol) Gerald (Suzanne) and Rosanna (Frank) Majszak. Survived by eight grandchildren, one great grandchild, nieces, nephews and cousins. Sister of Virginia Centala and the late Henry Piegza. Visitation Wednesday 1-8 p.m. Vigil service Wednesday evening. Funeral Service Thursday 11 a.m. at Sajewski Funeral Home, 19111 West Warren. Interment St. Hedwig Cemetery. www.sajewskifh.com
SANSONE IDA A., 104, formerly of Harper Woods, Michigan, passed away December 26th, 2012 in Miami, Florida. Ida moved to Florida with her two sisters, Anne Franks (1911-2002) and Josephine Aluia (1917-2007) in 1999 to be closer to her niece and primary caregiver Mary Jo DiMercurio. Ida is survived by four nieces, Mary Jo DiMercurio, Judith Petee (Jim), Joann Martin, Sherry Baum (Morton), one nephew, Ronald Sansone (Aida) and their children and grandchildren. The family would like to extend a heart filled thank you for the love and care Genevieve Duchatellier provided to Ida over the past nine years. A Funeral Service will be held at 5 p.m. Wednesday, January 2, 2013 Friends may visit from 4-7 p.m. at Stanfill Funeral Home,10545 South Dixie Hwy. Pinecrest, Florida 33156. (305) 667-2518.
SOAVE LINA Age 90. December 30, 2012. Beloved wife of Marino Soave. Loving mother of Maria (Alessandro) Grossi, Leo (Maria) Soave, Michael (Kim) Soave, and Dominic (Elaine) Soave. Cherished grandmother of 12; great-grandmother of 10. Funeral Thursday 11 a.m. Mass (in state 10:30 a.m.) at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 4300 Walnut Lake Road, West Bloomfield. Visitation Wednesday 2-8 p.m. (Rosary 6:30 p.m.) at Thayer-Rock Funeral Home, 33603 Grand River Ave., Downtown Farmington (1 block W. of Farmington Rd.). www.thayer-rock.com
TATTI-GLINES IDA December 29, 2012. Age 75. Beloved wife of Bill Glines and the late Thomas Tatti. Loving mother of Robert (Paula), Thomas (Benjean), John, Michael (Greg), Anne Marie (Edward) Tokarczyk, and step-mother to David (Barbara) Glines, Cheryl Bourcier, Craig (Lisa) Glines, and Paula Lieske. Proud grandmother of Tracy, Angela, Thomas, Nicholas, John, Rachel, and Eddie. Dear sister of Mary (Pierno) DeCarolis, Angela (the late Leonard) Spano, and Peter (Mirna) DePalma. Visitation Monday 2-7 p.m. and Tuesday 2-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary service at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile Rd.). Funeral Wednesday in state 9 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church 40501 Hayes (btw. 17 and 18 Mile Rds.) until time of Mass 9:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Ida's honor would be appreciated to the Alzheimer's Association of Michigan. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com.
TOORONGIAN BARKEY Age 86. December 30, 2012. Beloved husband of the late Lillian for 39 years. Loving father of Steven (Amy), Jeff (Maureen), and David Toorongian. Cherished grandfather of Jill, Colleen, Derek, and Claire. Dear brother of Al Toorongian. Funeral Thursday 11 a.m. at Thayer-Rock Funeral Home, 33603 Grand River Ave., Downtown Farmington (1 block W. of Farmington Rd.). Visitation Wednesday 2-8 p.m. www.thayer-rock.com
YOUNG DOROTHY F. December 29, 2012, age 94 Beloved wife of the late Thomas. Dear mother of Judy (James) Mayo. Dear grandmother of Amy (Michael) Mayo-Murphy and Michael (Jamie) Mayo. Also leaves four great grandchildren. Visitation Thursday from 10 am until time of funeral service at 11 am at Newburg United Methodist Church, 36500 Ann Arbor Trail, Livonia. Contributions suggested to Newburg United Methodist Scholarship Fund or Glacier Hills Scholarship Fund. Share your memories at www.schrader-howell.com