ALBERTS FRANK, of Oscoda, formerly of Detroit, passed away January 9, 2013 at 86 years of age. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 Noon on Saturday, January 12, 2012 at the Oscoda Indian Mission Church, 7994 Alvin Road, Oscoda, Michigan. The family will receive friends Friday from 3-9 p.m. at the Oscoda Chapel of the BURESH FUNERAL HOME, 212 W. River Road in Oscoda. Interment at the Indian Mission Cemetery. Memorials suggested to the church. www.bureshfuneralhomes.com
AUSTIN BARBARA A. Age 76. Wife of the late Red. Beloved mother of Vicki (Tom) Chrzanowski, Alan (Tammy), Lynn (Dan) Searey, Lisa (Scott) Dennis and Valerie (Brent) Pfeifer. Grand- mother of 17. Great Grandmother of four. Visitation Friday 12-9 pm with visiting Saturday 12 pm until 3 pm Service at Voran Funeral Home, 23750 Goddard Rd. Taylor, MI (east of Telegraph). Contributions to Wayne State University-Department of Mortuary Science.
BERAS JOHN "JACK" Longtime City Attorney of Southfield, died January 7, at age 64, from colon cancer. He was born in Detroit, and raised in Redford and Southfield. He graduated from Michigan State, with honors, and from Wayne State University Law School, magna cum laude. He was appointed City Attorney of Southfield in January of 1987. Mr. Beras was preceded in death by his parents, Sigmund and Irene Beras. He is survived by his beloved wife Judith (Judy); daughters Melissa and Jenna (Robert O'Brien); siblings Marylynne (Fred) Povinelli, Barbara (Timothy) McNamara, and Robert (Lauren) Beras. Visitation will take place on Friday, January 11, from 48 p.m. at Haley Funeral Home, 24525 Northwestern Highway, Southfield, MI 48075; phone: (248) 356-4800. The funeral mass will take place on Saturday, January 12, at 1 p.m. at the Church of the Transfiguration, 25225 Code Road (10 Mile and Code Road), Southfield, MI 48033. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Church of the Transfiguration Franciscan Poverty Program are requested. online condolences may be left at www.haleyfuneraldirectors.com.
BEUTHER JASON ELLIOTT Age 43, formerly of Grosse Ile, Michigan. Beloved father of Tia Caldwell; loving son of James and Cheryl; dear brother of Travis and Jared; step brother of five. He loved the Redwings and golfing. He will be greatly missed. Funeral Service is at McGorray-Hanna Funeral Home, 14133 Detroit Ave, Lakewood, Ohio 216-226-5356. Visitation Friday January 11th from 4-7:30 pm, Service at 7:30p.m. In lieu of flowers the family suggest memorial contributions to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, PO Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202.
BLUM GWYNETH "GWYN" Age 85 of Commerce Twp. died January 9, 2013. Loving wife of the late Charles "Fred" (d.2006). Dear mother of Janet Kashubara, Nancy Blum, and Mary Lou (Robert) Simmelink. Precious grandmother of Krystin (Jerad), Steven and Valerie. Great grandmother of Evelyn. Dear sister of Donna (Paul) Hedgepeth. Sister-in-law of Wayne (Dixie) Blum, Laneta (Hilbert) Gares and Eloise Vibert. Also survived by other family members and many friends. Gwyn had a passion for genealogy and was an avid reader who volunteered at the Walled Lake Library for over 40 years. Her strength, kind heart and passion for books were passed on to her daughters. Memorial service from Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 340 N. Pontiac Trail, Walled Lake (3 Blocks S. of Maple Rd.) Sunday 2pm. Friends may visit 1pm until time of service. Memorials to March of Dimes appreciated. Condolences at www.LynchFAMILYFuneralDirectors.com
CANNER PAULINE Beloved wife of the late Herman Canner. Cherished mother of James (Susan) Canner and Robert (Raelon) Canner. Loving grandmother of Dr. Jason (Dr. Janie) Canner, Jennifer Canner, Kimberly Wish, Linda Hoffman, Kristi (Craig) Kallen, Carl (Julie) Routzahn, Michael (Lauren) Canner, and Jillian (Jeffrey) Foster. Proud great grandmother of Carson and Chloe Kallen, Max and Will Canner, Peyton Routzahn, Quinn and Dylan Canner. Sister of the late Edith (the late Sidney) Deitch, the late Israel (the late Anne) Weiner. Sister-in-law of Lorraine (the late Marvin E.) Canner and the late Bernard Canner. SERVICES 3:00 P.M. FRIDAY AFTERNOON AT THE CHAPEL AT MACHPELAH CEMETERY. ARRANGEMENTS BY THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020. www.irakaufman.com.
CHAMMAS BASSIL age 77 January 10, 2013. Beloved husband of the late Therese. Dear father of Claude (Renee) Chammas, Viviane Chammas, and Pierre (Victoria) Chammas. Also survived by several grandchildren and siblings. Friends may visit at Our Lady of Redemption Church, 29293 Lorraine, Warren, Friday 4:00-9:00 p.m. with prayers at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Mass Saturday 11 a.m. Friends may visit beginning at 10:00 a.m. Obituary and condolences at lynchfuneraldirectors.com
CONWAY BARBARA A. Age 86 died peacefully at home January 5, 2013 surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of the late Dean F. Conway. Loving mother of Christine (Robert) Kellington, Dean F. Conway, Jr., Cynthia (the late Michael) Onofrey, John M. Conway, and William G. Conway. Dear grandmother of 10 and great-grandmother of three. Services were held privately. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Reverence St. John Hospice, 5445 Ali Drive, Grand Blanc, Ml 48439. Light a candle and share a memory at www.verheyden.org.
CORRADI VALENTINE L. "VAL" January 7, 2013. Age 90 of Bloomfield Hills. Longtime advertising executive in the Detroit area. Husband of the late Virginia. Dear father of JoAnn Bonnett (Mitch). Special grandfather of Bryan Bonnett. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends Friday 4-7 p.m. at the Kirk in the Hills, 1340 W. Long Lake Rd., Bloomfield Hills. Funeral service Saturday 2 p.m. at church. Memorial tributes to the Beaumont Foundation or the Fallen and Wounded Soldiers Fund. A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 248-549-0500. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
DALLIGAN CARL J. Age 96, January 8, 2013. Beloved husband of the late Alice Cook. Dear brother of Elizabeth (the late Gordan) Adams, Roman (Irene) Daligga, and the late Fred (Corinne) Daligga. Loving uncle of Steve (Susan) Adams, Jeffrey (Verna) Adams, John (Cassandra) Adams, Janet Johnson, Lorraine Losie, Douglas (Elizabeth) Daligga and Catherine Daligga (Jerry Custer). Also survived by many great-nieces and nephews. In state Saturday 11:00am until time of Mass at 11:30am at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 20955 Bournemouth Ave., Harper Woods. ahpeters.com
DeCENSO ANTHONY Age 99, of Ferndale, January 9, 2013. Beloved husband of the late Thalia. Loving father of Anthony (Linda). Dearest grandfather of Jennifer and Joseph. Visitation Friday 2 4 and 6 8 pm at Spaulding & Curtin Funeral Directors, 500 W. Nine Mile Rd., Ferndale (1 ½ blks west of Woodward) and Saturday 12:30 pm until funeral Mass 1 pm at St. James Catholic Church, Ferndale. Interment White Chapel Cemetery, Troy. Memorial contributions to St. James Catholic Church, Ferndale. www.spauldingcurtin.com
DEGEN GRETA MAE (DENAULT), age 82, passed away peacefully January 9, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Donald. Loving mother of Daniel (Bonnie), Debra (Dan) Barnes-Toy, Denise (Robert) Erwin Fracchia and Darlene (Ed) Yee. Proud grandmother of nine and great-grandmother of three. Survived by her two sisters, Dianne Deanult Kirschke and Cheryl Lutz Wigand. Visitation will be held Friday, January 11, 2013 from 2 p.m. 8 p.m. at the Union Lake Chapel of The Elton Black and Son Funeral Home, 1233 Union Lake Rd, White Lake. Funeral Service will be held Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 2 p.m. (In State 1 p.m.) at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, 2040 S. Commerce Rd., Walled Lake. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. www.eltonblackandsonwhitelake.com
DI VIRGIL STEVEN L. Age 57; January 4, 2013. Beloved husband of Patty. Dear father of Stephanie Balogh (Andy) and Jeffrey DiVirgil. Brother of Bill (Kathe) DiVirgil and Daria Cooper (Jim). Son of Charles and Theresa DiVirgil. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Memorial visitation 1-9 pm Sunday at the A. H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Ave. at Vernier Rd, Grosse Pointe Woods with a 7 pm scripture service. Visitation at St. Joan of Arc Church, 21620 Greater Mack, St. Clair Shores from 9:30 am Monday until mass at 10 am. Memorials contributions to Grosse Pointe-Harper Woods Special Olympics are appreciated. Checks payable to Sport, Inc., 377 Fisher Rd. Suite F, Grosse Pointe, MI 48230 ahpeters.com
DOW THERESE A much loved St. John Hospital nurse, mother, wife, sister, grandmother (Mimi), aunt and friend to countless, passed away on January 3, 2013 after a long, brave fight against cancer of the brain. Therese was born Therese O'Sullivan on May 26, 1940 in Port Huron, Michigan along with her twin sister Mary. She graduated from St. Steven High School in Port Huron, in 1958, where she was captain of the basketball team. She graduated from St. Joseph Mercy School of Nursing in Ann Arbor in 1961 and embarked on a fifty year career as a registered nurse at St Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan. In 1966 she moved to Detroit to begin a career at St. John Hospital in Detroit. Her first job was as the Head Nurse for the first Intensive Care Unit at St John. She married Stuart Dow in 1969 and became a mother to Sarah Dow in 1970 and Laura Dow in 1972. After her children were born she switched to working part time as a nurse in the St. John emergency room. After her first granddaughter was born in 2002 in California, she retired from St. John and started working contingent in the occupational health department at St. John, so she could be free to travel to California as often as she wanted or was needed. She dedicated her life to helping other people as a nurse, wife, mother, sister, grandmother, aunt and friend. A doctor who worked with her in the E.R. said Therese was amazing. No matter how dire the situation, she treated every one the same, with dignity and compassion. Another doctor said Therese represented all that is good in the world. One of her many friends said "She was like a sister to so many of us". Therese is survived by her husband of 43 years Stuart Dow her two daughters Sarah Dow Reimers (John) of Venice, CA, and her daughter Laura Dow Coon (Zachary) of Plymouth, MI. She is also survived by her sister Mary Selinger (Dr.Harold) of Charleston, West Virginia, her brother John O'Sullivan of Denver, Colorado, and her eight grandchildren, Molly, Stuart, William and James Reimers and Nathan, Aaron, Elijah, and Isaac Coon. She is also survived by 23 nieces and nephews and their children. She was predeceased by her father Federal Judge Clifford O'Sullivan and her mother Theresa O'Sullivan, her brothers Patrick and Thomas O'Sullivan, her sister Sheila Keelan, her sister-in-law's Maureen O'Sullivan and Caroline Dow-Covert and brother-in-law Jack Keelan, and niece Mary Catherine Dykhouse Stuligross, and nephew David R. Selinger. Therese was a woman of faith, a lifelong Catholic and a member of St. Paul on The Lake Catholic Church since 1977. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests gifts in her name to Young Life of Grosse Pointe, 475 Fisher Rd., Grosse Pointe, MI 48230, St. Paul on The Lake Ministry to the Sick and the Home Bound, 157 Lake Shore Rd., Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236, The American Cancer Society, or the charity of your choice. Funeral visitation will be Friday, January 11, from 3-8 p.m. at Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home, Inc., 16300 Mack Ave, Grosse Pointe Park, MI. The Funeral Mass. will be at 12 p.m., Saturday, January 12 at St Paul on The Lake Catholic Church, 157 Lake Shore Rd., Grosse Pointe Farms. Light a candle and share a memory at: www.verheyden.org
EHRLICH HARRY Age 91. Beloved husband of Miriam. Loving father of Michael (Chris) Ehrlich, Linda (the late Ivan) Bloch, Carol (Jay) Kravetz and Susan (Richard) Katz. Proud grandfather of Brian (Hillary) Bloch, Amy (Roger) Young, Cindy (Jeremy) Durham, Melissa (fiancé Richie Buchman) Leadley, Max Ehrlich, Jennifer (Eric) Kaplan, Ryan (Emily) Kravetz, Rachel (Jerry) Pecka and Nathan Katz. Adoring great-grandfather of Dylan, Evan and Kelsey Young, Dahlia and Ramona Bloch, Jessica and Amanda Kaplan, Peyton and Brooke Durham. Services Friday, 1:00 p.m. at HEBREW MEMORIAL CHAPEL (248)543-1622. Interment at Nusach Hari Cemetery. www.hebrewmemorial.org
EVANS THELMA, age 89, January 8, 2013. Loving mother of Charis Lewis. Cherished grandmother of Marco Evans and Octavius Lewis and great-grandmother of Octaviun Lewis. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Services Saturday 11:00 a.m. at Greater St. John Missionary Baptist Church, 7433 Northfield St., Detroit , MI.
FARLEY VERA K. Commerce, MI, age 91, passed away Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at Huron Valley Sinai Hospital. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service 6 p.m. Saturday, January 12, 2013 at Lynch and Sons Funeral Home, 340 Pontiac Trail, Walled Lake, MI (248-624-2251). Contributions to either the Wounded Warrior Project or Susan G. Komen Foundation would be appreciated. Envelopes available at the funeral home where visitation will be 3-8 p.m. Friday and 5-6 p.m. Saturday. Complete obituary and guest book at www.ochalekstark.com.
HOFFHEINS RUTH G. Age 100 of Wyandotte. January 8, 2013. Loving wife of the late Richard. Dear mother of Bonnie Lou (Philip) Serowik, Trudy Ann (Gary) Sturk, and Richard Clark (Kate Wise) Hoffheins, Jr. Survived by six grandchildren and 15 great-grand-children. Visitation Friday 2 to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at R.J. Nixon Funeral Home 2544 Biddle Ave. Wyandotte (734) 284-1600. Funeral Services Saturday 11:00 a.m. at First United Methodist Church of Wyandotte Biddle Ave. at Oak St. In state at church at 10:30 a.m. Private burial Monday at Evergreen Cemetery in Detroit. Contributions to Wyandotte Public Schools Foundation or First United Methodist Church Camp Fund. Online obituary at www.nixonfuneralhome.com.
IRWIN MILDRED A. Died January 9, 2013, age 78. Beloved wife of the late George. Dear mother of George (Kelly), Wayne (Lori), Barbara (Greg) and Beverly (Ronald). Grandmother of James, Lauren, Wayne Jr., Emily, Madeline, Andrew, Paige and Parker. Sister of Janice Gerhart and Robert Morrissey. Visitation MANNS-FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME 17000 Middlebelt (s. of 6 Mile) Saturday 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., with service at 12:30 p.m. Family suggests memorials to Scottish Rite Foundation, 1733 Sixteenth Street, N.W., Washington D.C. 20009. Share a memory www.mannsfuneralhome.com
KAYE VINCENT (FORMERLY KESHISHIAN) Age 104. Vincent passed away on January 10, 2013. Beloved husband of the late Rose. Loving father of Anne (Dr. Khalil) Dirani. Loving grandfather of Gena Rose Dirani. Dear brother of Susan (Albert) Leyva of California, the late Joseph (Anne) Keshishian and the late Harry (Ina) Keshishian and their families. Dear brother-in-law of Marion Artinian. Visitation Sunday 5pm-8pm at the Armenian Congregational Church, 26210 W. 12 Mile Rd. (East of Northwestern Hwy), Southfield. Prayer Service 7pm and Knights of Vartan Service 7:30pm. In state Monday 10am until 11am Funeral Service at church. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Vincent can be made to the Armenian Congregational Church or the Mr. & Mrs. Vincent Kaye Endowment Fund - Armenia Relief (Please make check payable to AMAA). To send a loving message, please go to Vincent's obituary at www.ekfh.net. Arrangements entrusted to Edward Korkoian Funeral Home (248) 541-8325.
KELLER WILLIAM R. January 9, 2013. Age 82. Beloved husband of the late Margaret M. Dear father of William T. (Jeanne), Nicholas (Jane), Catherine Creighton (James), Mary Stuart (Michael), George (Karen), Elizabeth Wilkerson (Jerry), Michael (Carol), Robert (Kristy) and Anne Klumpp (Brian). Also survived by 18 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Brother of Mary Foster (the late Joe), Jim (Barb), Marty (Elaine), John (Norma), Chuck and the late Joe. Family will receive friends at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward (between 13-14 Mile), Friday, 2-9 p.m., Rosary 7 p.m. Funeral Mass Saturday 10 a.m. at St. Mary of the Hills, 2675 John R, Rochester Hills. Visitation at church begins at 9:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers family suggests memorial tributes to St. Vincent de Paul, 3000 Gratiot, Detroit, MI 48207. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
KLINE ROBERT LEON D.D.S. age 77, passed away Thursday, January 3, 2013. He served in the United States Air Force. Dr. Kline was a pillar of the community, having practiced dentistry for over 50 years at Great Smiles Family Dentistry in Detroit, MI. He graduated from the University of Detroit Dental School and was a member of various local and national dental associations. Dr. Kline is survived by his son, Robert Lloyd Kline. Visitation Friday, January 11, 2013, 9am to 9pm at James H. Cole Funeral Home, Northwest Chapel, 16100 Schaefer Hwy Detroit, MI 48235. Funeral services Saturday, January 12, Family hour 11:00am, Funeral at 12 noon at Hartford Memorial Baptist Church 18700 James Couzens Detroit MI 48235.
KOCAJ AMELIA age 94, January 6, 2013 in Warren. Survived by her sister, Olga Sawchuk, nieces and nephews: Angie Dzwirski, Daniel Gorkiewicz, Theresa Erickson, David Sawchuk, Vera Szczur, their spouses, children and grandchildren. Predeceased by sister Anna Gorkiewicz and brother William Kocaj. Retired from Chrysler Corporation after 40 years. Visitation: Friday, January 11, 4-8 p.m. Swanson Funeral Home, 30351 Dequindre, Madison Heights. Funeral Saturday, January 12, at 10 a.m. St. Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Church, 26401 St. Josaphat Drive, Warren. Memorials to Beaumont Hospice.
LaCROIX THOMAS LADISLAS age 81, of Dearborn Hts., January 9, 2013. Beloved husband of Lillian LaCroix. Loving father of Thomas LaCroix, Michael (Mary) LaCroix, Renee (Larry) Hillman, Christopher (Christine) LaCroix, Susan (Chris) Kuczkowski, Lisa (Keith) Walsh and Cheryl (Michael) Williams. Dear grandfather of 16 and great-grandfather of 11, soon to be 14. He is also survived by his brother Charles (Joanne) LaCroix, his sister Germaine (James) Raupp and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Ladislas and Germaine LaCroix, his brothers Paul (Marie) LaCroix, Robert (Angela) LaCroix and his sister Madeleine Lesnau. Thomas was a Korean War Vet serving with the U.S. Army and was awarded the Bronze Star. Visitation is Friday, 1:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Michigan Memorial Funeral Home, (next to Michigan Memorial Park) 30895 Huron River Dr., Huron Twp., (734) 783-2646. Funeral Mass is Saturday, in state 10:30 a.m. and Mass, 11:00 a.m. at St. Sebastian Catholic Church, Dearborn Heights, MI. Interment in Michigan Memorial Park with military honors. www.michiganmemorialfuneralhome.com
LINCOLN GERALD D. January 10, 2013. Age 79 of Westland. Loving husband and companion of his first wife Martha. Dear father of Deborah (Jim) Montrose, Cheryl (Mike) Witty, Cindy (Jeff) Mathews, and Kimberly (Joe) Sefcovic. Loving master of Sysco. Brother of Stanley (Pat), Keith (the late Betty), and Ruth (Chester) Monday. Grandfather of James Montrose, Jeffrey and Vickie Mathews, Jeremy (Chesney) Witty, Ashley (Keith) Brown, and Zachary Sefcovic. Great-grandfather to Cadence, Tucker and Ashton Witty, and Cade and Analyn Brown. Funeral Service from The Uht Funeral Home, 35400 Glenwood Rd., Westland, Sunday 3:30 p.m. Visitation Saturday 3-9 p.m. and Sunday noon till time of service. Cremation to take place. Family requests memorials to Michigan Humane Society. Please view memorials and send tributes at www.uhtfh.com
MARSHALL BARBARA ANN of Titusville, Florida, formerly of Walled Lake, Michigan. Barbara passed away on Thursday, January 3, 2013. She is survived by her son, Robert (Julie), granddaughters Kaitlin and Rachael, former husbands Terry Thorton and Robert Marshall. Barbara worked at Michigan Bell and Ameritech for 20 years. Memorial service 11 a.m., Saturday, January 12, at Highland House Restaurant, 2630 E. Highland Road, Highland, MI, 48356
McDONALD RONALD "ROCKY" of South Lyon; born February. 26, 1931 and died, January 9, 2013. Rocky was an Army Veteran; he served as the business agent for Local 80 Sheet Metal Workers Union for 15 years and was a loyal Union minded man!!! He will be dearly missed by his beloved wife of 60 years, Barbara; his children, James (Jill), Mary (Bill) McAluliffe, Larry (Theresa) and Colleen (Dave) Reginek; his nine grand kids; six great-grand kids; and his brothers, Eddy and Marvin. He was preceded in death by his beloved brothers, Lindy and Leo. Funeral Mass Saturday, January 12th, 10:30 a.m. (in state 10 a.m.) at the Servant Church of St. Alexander, 27835 Shiawassee (btw. Middlebelt & Inkster Rds.), Farmington Hills. Visitation today from 2-8 p.m. at the Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, 23720 Farmington Rd., (n. of Grand River), downtown Farmington, (248-474-5200). Memorial gifts suggested to the Alzheimer's Assn. or the American Cancer Society. heeney-sundquist.com.
MENZEL DAVID L. of Shelby Township passed away on January 7, 2013, at the age of 50, in Royal Oak. Loving husband of Kim. Loving father of Zachary and Jana Menzel. Survived by his sister, Deanna Menzel. Memorial service will be held on Saturday at 12 noon at the Royal Oak Church of Christ, 115 S. Campbell Rd. (S.E. Corner of 11 mile Rd.) Royal Oak. Memorial contributions may be made to the National Breast Cancer Foundation and to Karmanos Hospice. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.wasikfuneralhome.com
MILLER TYRONE Age 50, January 4, 2013. Employed by The Detroit News and Free Press for 25 years. Survivors include his mother Laverne Miller, sons Jacari Miller and Lonnell McIntosh, three nieces Adrian Miller, Ebony Watson and Keisha Miller. Also left to cherish his memory is loving fiancee Felicia Barnes. Predeceased by his brother Marcus Hannah. Brother Tyrone Miller's services were held January 11th at Dunamis Outreach Ministries, 13320 Greenfield Detroit, MI 48227. Forever resting at Detroit Memorial Park West in Redford MI. Arrangements were entrusted to the Field's Funeral Home, 10050 Joy Road in Detroit, MI.
MOORE JAMES A. Age 84, January 9, 2013 of Carleton, formerly of Detroit. For more information visit The Martenson Family of Funeral Homes at www.martenson.com
MORTIER ROWENA Age 69 passed away January 9, 2013. Rowena was born January 3, 1944, in Tennessee. Beloved wife of the late Robert. Loving mother of Dawn Dufort, Darren Propes and Robert (Beth) Mortier. Proud grandmother of Mark Adkins, Emma and Evan Mortier. Dearest sister of Maxine Jaworski, Pamela Benton, Roxanne Reeder, Ronnie (Randy) Reeder and the late Albert G. Dunn. Mrs. Mortier enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren, family and friends, taking trips to the casino and was a member of the Purple Foxes. Visitation Friday 3-9pm. Funeral Saturday 10:30am at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Interment Cadillac Memorial Gardens East. Share memories with the family at their "On Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com
NEMENT STEVE Age 91, January 10, 2013. Beloved husband of the late Wanda. Loving father of Patricia (Roger) Linn, Carolyn (James) McDonald, Marsha (Philip) Smolinski, Cynthia (Dave) VanTryon, Linda Welther and Michelle Nement. Dearest grandfather of seven and great grandfather of four. Dear brother of Margie Kostran. Visitation Saturday 9am until time of Funeral Service 11:30am at the David J. Wysocki Funeral Home, 29440 Ryan Rd. (1 Block N.of 12 Mile Rd.) Warren. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.
NUBER MARGARET L. (JURAN) age 88, January 7,2013. Beloved wife of William J. Loving mother of Dr. Gordon (Janis), Theresa (James) Cassani, and William S. Proud grandmother of Julie (David), Erika, James, Jacquelyn, Melissa, Jessica and Meredith. Great-grandmother of David, Evelyn and Margaret. Dear sister of Bernard (Nini) Juran. Predeceased by eight brothers & sisters. Memorial visitation Saturday January 12, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Memorial Service Saturday 12:00 noon. A.H. Peters Funeral Home 32000 Schoenherr at Masonic (13 1/2 Mile Rd.) Warren. ahpeters.com
PAYNE EUNICE BLANCHE (NEE ABRAMS) January 6, 2013 at the age of 93. Beloved wife of the late Leonard Payne. She leaves a host of other close relatives and friends. Viewing Friday 10:30 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. at St. Philip Lutheran Church, 2884 E. Grand Blvd., Detroit. Burial Gethsemane Cemetery. Arrangements by James H. Cole Funeral Home.
PHELAN JOHN T. age 59 of Milford died January 7, 2013. Beloved husband of 21 years to Sandra. Loving father of Taylor and Jordan. Brother of Michael (Judy), Dan, and Kitty (Steve) Copus. Son-in-law of George and Shirley Wilson. Brother-in-law of Tom (Patsy) Wilson and Janet Acheson. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, extended family members, and loving friends. Memorial service from First Baptist Church of Walled Lake, Friday 11:00 a.m. Friends may visit at the church, 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Memorials to the family for future educational expenses appreciated. Serving the family Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, Walled Lake. Condolences at www.LynchFAMILYFuneralDirectors.com
PORTA MARIO M. Age 90; January 8, 2013. Beloved husband of Anna. Loving father of Mary (James) Southway. Dearest grandfather of Lisa Caruso-Spreder (William Spreder) and Kevin (Alissa) Southway and great-grandfather of Michael and Alex Caruso and David and Donald Spreder. Dear brother of Rose Colombo. Funeral Saturday, January 12; Gathering 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 20955 Bournemouth, Harper Woods. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Capuchins, 1820 Mt. Elliott St., Detroit, MI 48207. Light a candle and share a memory at: www.verheyden.org
RANDAZZO SALVATORE Age 96 passed away January 10, 2013. Beloved husband of the late Faustine. Loving father of Marilyn (Frank) Van Dusen. Dearest grandfather of Christopher, Elena, Josif and Frank Edward. Dear great-grandfather of Adrianna and Lucas. Salvatore's family will receive relatives and friends Sunday. From 2 p.m. until 9 p.m., with a service at 5 p.m., at the Sterling Heights Chapel of the E.J. Mandziuk & Sons Funeral Directors 3801 18 Mile (n.w. corner of Ryan). In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate donations to Compassionate Care Hospice. View online guest book at www.mandziukfuneralhome.com
SBROGLIA RICHARD age 48 of Allen Park. Dearest son of Betty and the late Rudolph Sbroglia. Loving brother of Greg (Theresa), uncle of Matt, and nephew of Bill Sbroglia. Also survived by many loving family and friends. A memorial gathering will be held Saturday at St. Colette Catholic Church from 9:30am until the time of Mass at 10am. Memorial contributions to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
SCARANTINO GLORIA ANNE January 9, 2013, age 81. Beloved mother of Pam (Ken) Marelich, Jeff, James (Diane), Bobby (Dawn), Lisa (Bill) Kondrath and the late Paul (ChunHui). Also survived by 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Resting at the L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, 7707 Middlebelt Road (at Ann Arbor Trail), Friday 1-9 p.m., Rosary 7 p.m. In state Saturday 9:30 a.m. at St. Alphonsus, 7455 Calhoun (north of Warren and east of Schaffer) until time of Mass at 10 a.m. Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at griffinfuneralhome.com
SCHWARZ CATHERINE M. Age 89. January 9, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Joseph Schwarz. Loving mother of Joseph (Myrna), Paul (Nancy), John (Karen), Carmel (Gregg) Whitt, Patrick, Mary, Daniel (Anne Marie), Kathleen (Michael) Eulitz, Colleen Hayes, Ann (Joseph) Conlan. Dear grandmother of 17. Also survived by sister, Ann Marentette. She was preceded in death by six brothers and sisters. Visitation 3-9 pm Sunday, January 13th at Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home, 16300 Mack, Grosse Pointe Park. Rosary 7:00 pm. Funeral Mass 11:00 am Monday at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 15020 Hampton St., Grosse Pointe Park, 48230. Mrs. Schwarz will lie in state from 10:30 am until the time of Mass. Memorial contributions may be made to the Capuchins, 1820 Mt. Elliott St., Detroit, MI 48207. Light a candle and share a memory at www.verheyden.org
SEADEEK STEPHEN MICHAEL Age 61. January 5, 2013. Beloved husband and best friend of Barbara. Devoted father of Kenneth (Donna) and Christopher (Jamie). Loving grandfather of Katie, Emily and Alex. Constant friend to those who knew him. The family has entrusted care and services to the L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, Canton, (734) 981-1700. Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at griffinfuneralhome.com.
SEFFERN ROLAND O., age 93, January 10, 2013. Beloved husband of the late Shirley; dear father of Noreen Gasparetto (the late Ronald) and Ozzie (Deborah) Seffern; loving grandfather of Scott, Michael, and Dallas; loving great-grandfather of six. In state Saturday 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. the time of the funeral at St. Lucy Church, 23401 Jefferson Ave., St. Clair Shores. www.kaulfuneralhome.com
STANKOVICH BERTINE L. age 84 January 10, 2013. Beloved mother of Chris. Cherished grandmother of Lauren and Courtney. Funeral at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Road (between 14-15 Mile Rds.) Sunday 1 p.m. Friends may visit Saturday 4-6 p.m. Memorials appreciated to the Michigan Humane Society. Obituary and condolences at lynchfuneraldirectors.com
TEAHEN JOHN KING, JR. "JACK" January 8, 2013. Age 87. Worked for Automotive News for nearly 60 years. Statistician for the Detroit Lions for over 50 years. Longtime supporter of University of Detroit Jesuit High School and University of Detroit Mercy. Cousin of Mae and Jim Hamlin. Beloved and wonderful Godfather of Katie Gibbs-Scarchilli and Mary Anne DeForke. Beloved uncle of Jamie, Ann Marie, Joe, Mimi and Larry. Dearest friend of Richard and Ann Gibbs. Family will receive friends at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward (btwn 13-14 Mile), Sunday 2-8 p.m. with Rosary 7 p.m. Funeral Mass Monday 11a.m. at St. Hugo of the Hills Stone Chapel, 2215 Opdyke Rd., Bloomfield Hills. Visitation at the chapel begins at 10:30a.m. Memorial tributes to The Capuchins. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
TOUPIN ROSE ANN, 78, January 9, 2013. Beloved wife of Jean. Loving mother of Gary (Rita), Thomas (Vickie), Mark (Denise), Michael (Mary), Annette Binder and Keith (Sandra). Dear grandmother of 13 and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation 2-8 p.m. with a Rosary at 3 p.m. Sunday, January 13 at Gendernalik Funeral Home, 35259 23 Mile Road, New Baltimore. In state 10:30 a.m. until time of Liturgy at 11 a.m. Monday, January 14 at Immaculate Conception Church, 9792 Dixie Hwy., Ira.
WEISS NORTON Beloved husband of 49 1/2 years of Marilynn Weiss; Cherished father of Jennifer Weiss and Jeffrey (Monique) Weiss; Loving grandfather of Ava Bloedow, Ethan Weiss and Nolan Weiss; Also survived by his loving Doberman Scout. Devoted son of the late Herman and the late Lillian Weiss. Brother of the late Marcia Weiss; Brother-in-law of Bruce and Gloria Colton, David and Francy Colton; Leonard Colton and Susie Berman; Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. SERVICES 10:30 A.M. FRIDAY MORNING AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL. 248-569-0020. INTERMENT AT OAKV IEW CEMETERY. www.irakaufman.com.
WILSON MYRON J. age 94 of Redford. Cherished husband of Barbara. Loving father of Carol, Gail, Jane, Roy, Jean, and Kay. Proud grandpa of six, great-grandpa of eight. Dearest brother of Vivian. Visitation will be held at Fred Wood Funeral Home Rice Chapel, 36100 5 Mile Rd. Livonia (E. of Levan) Sunday 2-9pm. Funeral Monday 10am at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to American Red Cross. Please visit online guestbook fredwoodfuneralhome.com