ANDERSON MARY E., Age 91, January 11, 2013. Loving wife of the late Norman. Cherished mother of Rhonda (Tom) Baiocchi, Gail (Gary) Burke and Susan (Robert) Stanton. Dear grandmother of Michael, Julie, Elizabeth, Kaitlin, Jessica, Neil and Kent and great-grandmother of four. Dearest sister of T.R. Jones. Visitation today 1-6 p.m. and Monday 10 a.m. until time of service, 11 a.m. at the Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 Six Mile Rd., Livonia. Interment Glen Eden Memorial Park. www.harryjwillfuneralhome.com
ARMATOSKI ELIZABETH A., January 11, 2013 Age 92. Wife of the late Frank. Mother of the late Nancy Ann Vick. Mother-in-law of James Vick. Grandmother of Jacqueline (Jeff) Mruzik and Thomas (Jill) Vick. Great grandmother of Travis, Jacob, Jessica, and Katie. Friend of many living and deceased residents of Morley Manor. Services will be private.
ASTALOS JAMES A. SR. of Riverview, January 10, 2013. Age 85. Beloved husband of Marie and the late Helen (nee Bardoni). Loving father of Barbara (Gary) Turon, Jim (Patti), Mike (Chris), Judi (Steve) Keller, Tom (Catherine), Gary (Pam), Michele "Mimi" and step father of Joanie (Bill) Byrne and Dennis (Pam) Hale. Proud grandfather of 13 and great grandfather of five. Loving uncle of many nieces and nephews. Visitation Sunday 2-9 p.m. and Monday 12-9 p.m. with a 6:30 p.m. Rosary Monday at Czopek Funeral Directors, 2157 Oak Street, Wyandotte. Funeral Service Tuesday, in state 9:30 a.m. at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, 266 Antoine, Wyandotte with 10 a.m. Mass.
BAIGRIE CATHERINE January 11, 2013. Age 91. Beloved wife of the late Kenneth. Dearest mother of Robin Fry, James (Jill), Mary (Ken) Ladd, and the late John. Also survived by six grandchildren. Local care and services are entrusted to the L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, (734)522-9400. Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at griffinfuneralhome.com.
BAKER ANNABELLE (LIVERMORE BLOETSCHER) age 87, January 11, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Gene Baker. Dearest mother of Loren (Kathy) Bloetscher. Dear sister of Doris Lundy, Carol (Richard) Murphy, the late Alfred Livermore and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Wednesday 6 p.m. at McCabe Funeral Home, 31950 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. Visitation Wednesday 2-6 p.m. Interment White Chapel Cemetery, Troy. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice. www.mccabefuneralhome.com
BALES ALWYNNE REESE Age 71, of Grand Rapids and formerly of Northville, Michigan, passed away peacefully, Friday, January 11, 2013 after an 18 year fight with cancer. She returned to God's glory at her home with family members by her side. She was preceded in death by her parents Leonard and Louise Reese of Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan. Surviving are her husband of 47 years John A. Bales; her children Shawn Marie (Douglas A.) Doyle, John Anthony (Susila R.) Bales, Amy Suzanne (Robert B.) Lathrop; and sister Sandra Schulz; and brothers Anthony (Debra) and Leonard (Denise) Reese. Also surviving are nine grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. The Mass of Christian Burial for Alwynne will be offered on Wednesday morning, January 16, 2013 at 11 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church, 46325 Ten Mile Road, Novi, Michigan with Rev. James F. Cronk as celebrant. Visitation will take place at O' Brien Sullivan Funeral Home, 41555 Grand River Avenue, Novi, Michigan on Tuesday January 15, 2013 from 4-9 p.m. and at the church one hour prior to the Mass on Wednesday. Anyone considering an expression of sympathy is asked to contribute to St. James Catholic Church or a charity of their choice.
BARANSKI ROBERT F., Age 69 - January 12, 2013. Dear brother of William, the late Theodore, the late John. Brother in law of Frances Lucier. Uncle of Sandra, Linda, and Susan. Visitation (today) Sunday 5-9 pm and Monday 2-9 pm with 7:00 pm Rosary Service at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 1/2 Mile Road). In state Tuesday 9:30 am until the time of his funeral Mass at 10:00 am at St. Sylvester Catholic Church. Please share memories at www.Temrowski.com
BASHAW BARBARA ANN of Port Orange, Florida passed away on December 27th at Halifax Hospital in Port Orange. Married to the late Ronald Bashaw in 1955, she is survived by three daughters, Cindy Prine (Marvin), Sandy Darling, and Amy Schornak (Tim Hebert). She has seven grandchildren and two-and-a-half great-grandchildren. She worked for Shock Brothers Tree Service in Michigan for over 30 years. A memorial gathering at the Sterling Inn, 34911 Van Dyke, Sterling Hts, MI 48312 Saturday, January 19th 12pm-4pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Hospice Care Center of Port Orange, or the American Cancer Society.
BEDWELL LEE ROY January 11, 2013. Brother of Charles (Wilma), Betty Jean (Kenneth) Knight, Norma (Hardaway) Turner, Kenneth, Mary Helen "Angel" (the late Elvis) Edwards and the late Shirley Laine, Claire Ruth (Gaylord) Edwards, Kathy and William. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and many dear friends from T.S.M./ R&D Enterprises. Memorial service Sunday at 3:30 p.m. from Plymouth Church of Christ, 9301 Sheldon Rd. (s. of Ann Arbor Rd.). The family has entrusted care and services to L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, 734-981-1700, Share a "memorial tribute" with the family at griffinfuneralhome.com
BELL ALICE IRENE Age 93, died Sunday, January 6, 2013 at the Wyndwood Assisted Living of Grand Blanc, MI. Alice was born October 22, 1919 in Detroit MI. to parents Martin and Susie (Fasang) Rajchok. Surviving are daughter Cheryl (Michael) Foote. Cremation has taken place and a Memorial Service will take place at a later date. Funeral arrangements by the Brown Funeral Home, 1480 E. Hill Rd., Grand Blanc. Contributions may be made to the Salvation Army. Condolences may be left on-line at www.brownfh.com
BENVENUTI ROGER J. January 10, 2013. Age 101. Beloved husband of Mary for 59 cherished years. Loving father of Marianne (Eugene) Raffin, Alvera (Ted) Bialczak, and Roger (Kathy). Proud grandfather of Deana (John) Wooten, Mark (Jennifer) Raffin, Steven (Bobbi Jo) Raffin, Melissa (John) Marek, Jon (Holly) Bialczak, Brandon (Jennifer) Benvenuti, Brad Benvenuti, and great-grandfather of Anthony, James, Dominic, and Kai. Visitation Monday 3-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary service at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons (Shelby Twp), 54880 VanDyke at 25 Mile Rd. Funeral Tuesday, in state 9:30 a.m. at St. Isidore Catholic Church, 18201 23 Mile Rd. at Romeo Plank until time of Mass 10 a.m. Entombment Resurrection Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com.
BETTINGER GENEVIEVE E. (NEE MALETZ) longtime Dearborn resident. January 9, 2013 Age 93. Beloved wife of the late Robert. Mother of Janine (David) Allen, Mark, David (Trudy), Jeffrie (Nancy), Robin (Penny), and Christopher (Jamie). Also survived by 11 grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, one great great grandchild, and two siblings. Private Arrangements handled by the Dearborn Chapel of Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 22546 Michigan Ave.
BEUTNER RUSSELL R. Died January 11, 2013, formerly of Westland. Beloved husband of Marvilla. Loving father of Ricky (Annette) Beutner, Cheryl Ann (Terry) Thomas, and the late Barry Beutner. Also survived by four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation, Monday 3:30-8:00 p.m. and Funeral Service, Tuesday, 10 a.m. at The Trenton Chapel - Martenson Family of Funeral Homes, 3200 West Rd., Trenton. Contributions in memory of Russell's life may be made to St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, New Boston. Visit his tribute at www.martenson.com.
BEWICK JANET S., passed away peacefully January 6, 2013 in Holly, Michigan at 97 years of age. Dear mother of Joan (Charlie) Fieweger, Barbara (Jerry) Fachie, David (Lorna) Bewick, Janet (Frank) Holzer. Grandmother of 12, great-grandmother of 29 and great-great-grandmother of five. Preceded in death by sisters Mary Capitini and Helen Robertson. At Janet's request, no public services or visitations will be held. A memorial service will be held this summer. Our family requests memorials are sent to Hospice of Heartland, Flint, MI 810-230-1318. Arrangements by Muehlig Funeral Chapel of Ann Arbor.
BLAY ROY H., JR., CPO U.S. NAVY (Ret.) Born March 8, 1949 in Delray, Michigan, died, December 26, 2012 in San Diego, California. Beloved husband of Ukie "Kayko" Blay. Step-father to Kathy (Lew) Dennis, Jackie (Craig) Hirakawa, Suzie ("Scooter") Chambers, and James "Big Jim" Metelski. He leaves behind siblings Cheri (Verne) Omey, Kathy (Alan MacGarvey) Merriman, Earl (Terri) Blay, Christy (Roy) Wicht, and George C. Blay, II; step-siblings Patty Wurtsmith, Gary (Lorna) Wurtsmith, Barbara Wurtsmith, and Michael Wurtsmith; half-brother Chuck (Beth) Carlson; several grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He is to be cremated and his ashes laid to rest with full military honors in Miramar National Cemetery in San Diego, California on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. PST.
BRAND KENNETH EARL (KEN), age 72, passed away Thursday, January 10. Survived by his wife Rosemary; three sons and numerous other family & friends. Funeral Services will be held at Brackney Funeral Service, Crestview, FL.
BRANDT LENORE MAGDELENA Beloved wife of the late Neil. Loving mother of Steve (Paloma) Brandt and Cliff Brandt. Dear sister of Cornelius Weis of Germany and Inga (Irwin) Schneider of Germany. Please call the Edward Korkoian Funeral Home (248) 541-8325 after 11 a.m. Monday for date and time of service. In lieu of flowers her family requests that you make a donation to your favorite animal shelter. To send a loving message, please go to Lenore's obituary at www.ekfh.net
BRISKI JOSEPH "JOE". Survived by his beloved wife Dorothy, children Joseph and Marlene, daughter-in-law Carolyn and grandchildren Alexandra and Ian. Joe was a loving husband and father, generous in spirit and dedicated to his family and faith. He was born in Rajsele, Slovenia, but was a longtime resident of Dearborn Heights, MI. He spent his last year in San Diego close to his family. Services held on Thursday, January 10 at Nazareth House and interment at Holy Cross Cemetery in San Diego. In lieu of flowers or gifts family suggest donation in his memory to Mariannhill Fathers, 23601 Ann Arbor Trail, Dearborn Hts, MI 48127.
BROWN LAURA J., age 91, January 9, 2013 of Rochester Hills. Beloved wife of the late Robert N. Brown. Dear mother of Diane (Paul) Dayak, Wayne (the late Mary) Brown and Dan (Mary) Brown. Loving grand-mother of six grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Pre-deceased by 12 brothers and sisters. Friends may call at Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 8459 Hall Rd. (3 blks. E. of Van Dyke), Utica on Sunday from 2-8 p.m. Scripture service 6:00 p.m. Sunday. Funeral Mass Monday at St. Mary of the Hills Catholic Church, 2675 John R, Rochester Hills where she will lie in state from 10:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. time of Mass. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials suggested to Holy Family School. www.sullivanfuneraldirectors.com
BUDDE CHARLOTTE C. January 9, 2013 Age 89 Beloved wife of the late Francis for 63 years. Dear mother of Msgr. John Budde, Barbara, Jeanne (James) Backes, Mary (Roger) Chua. Loving grandmother of Kate, James, Teresa, Carolyn, Michael, and Dominique. Great-grandmother of Grace, Anna and Robert. Sister-in-law of Margaret and Jim Furlong, Edward and Eileen Budde. Visitation at the O'Brien/ Sullivan Funeral Home 41555 Grand River Novi 248-348-1800 Thursday 2-9 p.m., Scripture Service Thursday 7:00 p.m. In state at Holy Family Church 24505 Meadowbrook Novi Friday 10:15am until the funeral liturgy at 11:00 a.m. Donations to honor Charlotte may be made to Holy Family Church Christian Service www.holyfamilynovi.org. or Parkinson Disease Foundation www.pdf.org. Online sympathy message at www.obriensullivanfuneralhome.com
BULLOCK FREDERICK F., age 89, January 11, 2013. Beloved husband of Rose. Dear father of Linda (Roger) Finter, Michael (Judy), William (Sandy), Brian (Ginny), Patricia (Mark) Zaleski, and Erwin (Konnie) Wietrick. Grandfather of 13 and great-grandfather of many. Visitation Monday 2-8pm. Funeral Service Tuesday at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 Inkster Rd., (between Ford Rd. and Cherry Hill), Garden City. Memorials suggested to Great Lakes Hospice and Marycrest Manor. www.santeiufuneralhome.com
BURNS ELIZABETH A. In loving memory, November 16, 1941 - January 5, 2013. Services Saturday, January 12, 2013, Family Hour 10:00 a.m. Funeral 11:00 a.m., Central C.M.E. Church, 7600 Tireman, Detroit, Michigan, Reverend Patricia A. Havis, officiant. Her beloved Charles Burns preceded her to heaven in 1994. She leaves to cherish her memories: daughters: Karla Annette Turner of Grapevine, Texas, Dorothy Marie Burns-Fleming and husband Darren of Detroit, Dawn Lee Burns of Detroit, son: Charles Alonzo Burns III of Detroit; grandchildren: Michael, Branden, Christain, Montgomery, Dennis, Tyler, An-Terra, Charles IV, Ionnya and a great-grandson: Little Branden Jeremiah; siblings: Constance (Connie) Holt-Goldberg of Palm Coast, Florida, Robert Turner Sr. and wife, Barbara of Detroit; beloved caregivers and a host of family, friends and neighbors.
BURNS PATRICIA A., 78, formerly of Dearborn, Michigan and Bonita Springs, Florida, passed away Thursday, January 10 at the Village of East Harbor, Chesterfield, MI surrounded by her family. She was born June 8, 1934 in Youngstown, Ohio. Daughter of James P. and Mary A. (Taafe) Durkin. She married James R. Burns in 1956, he died in 2005. Surviving her are daughters, Joyce Graylish of Toronto, Canada and Linda (Paul) Meteyer of Chesterfield, MI; sisters, Eileen Fredrick of Libertyville, Illinois and Margaret McCarty of Westerville, OH. Granddaughters, Melissa (Michael) Westrick of St. Clair, MI, Allison Meteyer and Miranda Graylish and great-grandchild Riley Westrick. Visitation Tuesday 5-7 p.m. at Davis-Becker Funeral Home, 8536 Market St., Boardman, OH and Wednesday 9-10 a.m. at St. Charles Church, 7345 Westview Dr., Boardman, OH 44512 with Mass following from 10-11 a.m. Condolences may be posted at www.beckerobits.com. Local Memorial service is being planned. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
CARLSON ROBERT WM. "BILL" 85, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on January 5, 2013. Beloved husband of Nancy Jeanne. Loving father of Mary Jeanne and Janis Lynne (Bob). Brother of the late Reynold. Born in Chicago, Illinois, served in the U.S.Navy. Lifelong career in support of the forging industry and steel production. Enjoyed golf, gardening and wood carving. Memorial Service to be held at a later date in Chicago. Contributions to the Michigan Humane Society.
CAVANAGH WILLIAM (BILL) JOSEPH JR. Bill, 86 died peacefully at home on October 27 in Santa Cruz, California, where he lived for 18 years. Born, in Boston on January 9, 1926, he moved to Detroit when he was 10 years old. After serving in the Navy in WWII, he married Ilene Hering and had four children Regina Kuper, Mike Cavanagh, Terrance Cavanagh and Christine Lundock. He is survived by his sister Helen Humm, his children, seven grandkids, many great grandkids and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held on January 26. Call 313-801-8033 for information.
CHARTIER EARL, age 93, of Marine City, died January 11, 2013. Loving husband Lucille, beloved father of Ken (Jenay) Chartier and Linda (Glen) Conner. Funeral services Tuesday, January 15th at 11 a.m. Visitation Monday, 5-9 p.m. at Young Funeral Home, China Twp. Memorials to Blue Water Area Humane Society. www.youngcolonial.com
CIOLEK RONALD R. Age 44. January 10, 2013. Father of Brianna. Loving son of the late Richard and Irene. Beloved brother to David, Sr. Deborah Marie, FSSJ, Daniel (Sally) and Diane (Mark) Hyzer. Survived by nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation Monday 9:30 a.m. at Our Lady Queen of Angels, Mass 10 a.m. Rosary Sunday 7 p.m. with visitation Sunday 3-8 p.m. at the Sajewski Funeral Home. 19111 W. Warren. www.sajewskifh.com
CLELAND RAMOLA JEAN, age 81 of St. Clair formerly of Detroit, died Friday, January 11, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Earl Cleland, dear mother of Richard (Stevee), Michael (Denise), Stephen (Diane), Joe (Colleen) and Brian (Ann) Cleland. Ten grand and five great grandchildren, sister of the late Beverly June Haight. Visitation Sunday 1-6 PM with service at 6 PM Sunday in the L.C. Friederichs & Son Funeral Home, St. Clair. Memorials to Donors choice. www.lcfandson.com
CULLEN JUDITH "JUDY" 71 years of age died January 8th 2013. Judith is survived by her loving husband Lloyd Cullen, daughters Debra (Danny) Koert, Deanna (Allan) Daskal. Also surviving are grandchildren, David 16, Alyx 15 and Sierra 12 along with many nieces and nephews who live throughout the states. Judith was a successful realtor in Michigan for many years. Then her and Lloyd moved to Kentucky where they enjoyed many years together. In 2010 they moved to Naples Florida where she met many friends and enjoyed numerous sunsets. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date in Northville MI.
DeLORENZO LAURA M. Age 88, died Thursday, January 10, 2013. Beloved aunt of John (Debra) Giaier, Patricia (Paul) Willington, Thomas (Sandra) Giaier, Michael (Mary) Raveane, Robert (Carrie) Giaier, Cynthia (Michael) Maude and Richard (Jeanne) Giaier. Dear sister-in-law of Jeannine Giaier. Preceded in death by siblings Angelo Giaier and Alma (Derno) Raveane. Mrs. DeLorenzo served as the Personnel Director of the Wayne County Friend of the Court for over forty years. Memorial service Wednesday, January 16, 2012 at 10 a.m at the Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 25800 Harper Avenue (3 blocks North of Ten Mile Road), St. Clair Shores, family will receive friends beginning at 9 a.m. Memories shared at www.bcfh.com.
DUMONTIER RICHARD F., January 11, 2013. Age 69. Dear brother of George (Dorothy) Dumontier. Predeceased by his siblings Raymond, Marie, Alvin, Phyllis, Arlene, Eileen, and Marvin. Proud uncle of David (Marianne), Doris, Maryanne (Ron), Bob (Pat), Betty (Marc), and the late Tom. Visitation Tuesday 3-9 p.m. with a 5 p.m. Rosary service at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile Rd.). Funeral Wednesday in state 8:30 a.m. at St. Matthew Catholic Church, 6021 Whittier until time of Mass 9 a.m. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com
EHLERT RICHARD LEON "BUZZ" January 9, 2013 in Troy, MI. Born November 3, 1925 to Max and Myrtle (Livermore) Ehlert. He was raised in MI. Completed military service in the Navy. He graduated Michigan State University on the GI Bill in Forestry. Joined Sun Life Company in Houston, Texas, where he met and married Jacquelyn Joyce Kirkland 62 years ago. Owner of successful Troy Metro Insurance Agency over 30 years. Active in Troy Community. Member Troy Exchange Club, Troy Men's Bowling League, and Great Oaks Country Club (Beautification Committee) over 20 years. Avid athlete and sports enthusiast. He took great pleasure in golfing with his children and grandchildren. Loved hunting and fishing, all things outdoors. Northern Michigan was his favorite place to be. Survived by his spouse Jackie; children Janna Snyder (Craig), Max (Vivian), Paula, Teresa; grandchildren, Erich, Grant, Rae McConnell, Ross and Kellie Snyder; sisters Marjorie Vernor, Dorothy Ott; and brother Ted. Private Memorial Service was held. Donations to Clare Bridge Alzheimer's and Memory Care of Troy, 4900 Northfield Parkway, Troy MI 48098 would be appreciated. The excellent care Richard received there was a great comfort to his family.
ERB FREDERICK A. "FRED" January 10, 2013 Age 89 of Birmingham, MI and Naples, FL. An accomplished businessman, Fred, translated love of family, arts and the environment into a family foundation to perpetuate Fred and Barbara's philanthropy. Beloved husband of Barbara (nee Morley) for 66 years. Dear father of Rick Erb, Wendy Elaine Erb, Leslie Erb Liedtke and John Erb (Debbie). Loving grandfather of Mimi, Lark and J. Hugh Liedtke and Elizabeth Erb. Brother of George Erb (Barbara) and the late Marjorie Mouw and Jane VanDusen. Memorial service Saturday, January 19th 11 a.m. at Christ Church Cranbrook, (Lone Pine, w. of Woodward), Bloomfield Hills. In lieu of flowers family suggests memorial tributes to Christ Church Cranbrook, 470 Church Rd., Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303. A.J. Desmond & Sons 248-549-0500. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
ETTINGER JUANITA EVELYN age 90, of Madison Heights, Michigan, born October 5, 1922 in Clinton, Tennessee, passed away Tuesday, January 8, 2013, at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, Illinois. Juanita was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Saul Ettinger; brothers Robert and Dewey; and sister Pauline. Surviving are her children Max Ettinger, Shaun Ettinger, and Cherilynn (Christopher) Foster, and Carole (Curt) Piontkowsky; nine grandchildren, and seven great-grand-children, all of whom she was very proud. Memorial Donations are suggested to American Cancer Society. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.wfh-ofallon.com. Services to be held at a later date. Interment will be at Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly, Michigan. Arrangements entrusted to Wolfersberger Funeral Home, 102 W. Washington St., O'Fallon, Illinois 62269.
FAIRBANKS DEMING D. January 7, 2013 Age 92 Beloved husband of the late Elizabeth. Dear father of Susan Heath (Phillip) and Richard Fairbanks (Brenda). Loving grandfather of Sydnee; Kayla; Richard, Jr.; Hopie; and Dallas Holsbeke; and great-grandfather of two. No funeral services are planned. Memorial contributions may be made to the DAV or Michigan Humane Society. ahpeters.com
FERGUSON BEVERLY age 80, January 12, 2013. Wife of the late Francis L. Loving mother of Deborah (Bob) Chidester, Cheryl (Richard) LeBlanc, Laurie (Mike) Lazorka, Gary (Joan) and Gigi (the dog). Beloved grandmother of Rick, Jeff (Michelle), Matt (Stephanie), Kate, Colin and Logan. Great-grandmother of Isabella and Mya. Dear sister of Phyllis Libra and sister-in-law of Rita (Jack) Kay. Visitation Monday 2-8 p.m. Funeral Service Tuesday, 11:30 a.m. at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 Inkster Rd. (between Ford Rd. and Cherry Hill), Garden City. Memorials suggested to the Michigan Humane Society and the Salvation Army. www.santeiufuneralhome.com
FISHMAN MILTON "MICKEY" Beloved husband of the late Boots Fishman. Cherished father of Nancy (Ronnie Wilmer) Fishman, Marcia Fishman, Bonnie (Dr. Robert Ketai) Fishman, and the late Cynthia Hope Fishman-DeMaagd. Loving Papa Mickey of Beth (Eric) Killough, Ben (Rachel) Ketai, Hannah Ketai, Laura Leebove, Joey Leebove, and Kyle DeMaagd. Proud great-grandfather of Emma Jane Killough. Brother of the late Ben Fishman, the late Emanuel Fishman, and the late Herman (the late Betty) Fishman. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. SERVICES 11 A.M. SUNDAY MORNING AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020. INTERMENT AT CLOVER HILL PARK CEMETERY. www.irakaufman.com
FOURNIER ERIC F., age 54, died January 11, 2013. Loving son of Donna and the late Ron Fournier. Dearest brother of Scott (Erin), Dean (Nadine), Nancy (Tom) Reuter and Amy (Rick) Zaitonia. He also leaves behind many loving nieces and nephews. Visitation Thursday 3-9 pm at Kaul Funeral Home, 28433 Jefferson, St. Clair Shores. Funeral Friday 10 am at the funeral home. Please share a memory of Eric at www.kaulfuneralhome.com
FRAME MARIE J. Age 95. Beloved wife of Alex. Dear mother of Gail (Steve) Stoner. Grandmother of Ryan and Alex. Memorial visitation Saturday, January 19th 10 am until 11 am Memorial Service at Charles R. Step Funeral Home, 18425 Beech Daly Rd. (between 6 and 7 Mile). Contributions to Angela Hospice appreciated. Condolences to charlesstepfuneralhome.com
FREY RUTH E. January 10, 2013. Age 84. Beloved wife of Milton. Dear mother of Kathryn, Garry, Roger (Tara), and the late Peter. Visitation Tuesday 2-9 p.m. at Gramer Funeral Home, 705 N. Main Street, Clawson. Funeral Wednesday 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment White Chapel.
FRUSTI PAUL E., January 11, 2013 Age: 90 Beloved husband to late Millie. Dear father of James (Karen), Mark (Diane), Daniel (Anna), Phillip (Cassandra) and the late David. Brother of Hjalmer and Helen and the late John, Bert and Bertha. Also survived by 15 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Resting at the L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, 7707 Middlebelt Rd. (at Ann Arbor Trl.) Monday, 3 9 p.m. Instate Tuesday 9 a.m. at Salem National Evangelical Lutheran Church, 32420 Ann Arbor Trail, (W. of Merriman) until time of service at 10 a.m. Share "Memorial Tribute" with the family at griffinfuneralhome.com
GALA BEVERLY ANNE (Nee McLain) Age 74. January 8, 2013. Beloved wife of the late James Gala. Loving mother of Michael (Lori) Dawson, Jaimey (Mike) Roberts, and Jenny (Rick) Castleman; step-mother of Audrey (Joe) Murphy, Don (Kelly) Gala, and Michelle Gala. Grandmother of four and great-grandmother of three. Dear sister of Mary (Tony) Grey. Preceded in death by seven brothers and two sisters. Memorial visitation Tuesday 4-8 p.m. at the Adragna Obarzanek Funeral Home, 33250 Ryan Road, (just north of 14 mile). aofuneralhome.com
GERBINO NORMA January 11, 2013. Age 89. Beloved wife of the late Joseph. Loving mother of Michael. Dearest sister of Roy Bertacchi (the late Joyce). Mrs. Gerbino was a retired school teacher from Warren Woods Tower. Visitation Monday 3-9pm at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). In state Tuesday 9:30am until time of 10am Mass at San Francesco Catholic Church, 22870 S. Nunneley (S. of Metro Pkwy., E. of Gratiot). Interment, Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton Twp. Please share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guestbook" at WujekCalcaterra.com
GIACALONE ANTHONY JR. Age 63, January 10, 2013. Loving father of Anthony, III (Joli), Joseph (Molly), Jack and Jenna (fiance, Salvo Zappa). Proud grandfather of Anthony IV, Francesca, Gia and Ella. Dearest son of Jennie and the late Anthony, Sr. Dear brother of Jack W. (Sandy), Joseph (Kristin) and Nina (Tony) Bologna. Also survived by many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, cousins and dear friends. Visitation Sunday 3-9pm at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. (Shelby Twp.) 54880 VanDyke at 25 Mile Rd. In state Monday 10:30am at St. Michael Church, 40501 Hayes, Sterling Heights (N. of 17 Mile Rd.) until Mass, 11:00am. Entombment Holy Sepulchre. In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Diabetes Association or Rose Cancer Center - Beaumont Hospital are greatly appreciated. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com
GLASER GLORIA Dear sister of Melvin (Fran) Glaser and the late Beverly Beckerman and the late Bernard Glaser. Devoted sister-in-law of Irma Glaser. Loving aunt of Steven (Elizabeth) Silver, Howard (Patricia) Silver, Charles (Lynn Parsons) Silver,Alicia (Barry) Perlman, Geoffrey Glaser, Elliot (Joy) Glaser, Rena Glaser, Ron Glaser. Also survived by many other loving family members and friends. SERVICES TODAY 12:30 PM AT THE DORFMAN CHAPEL, FARMINGTON HILLS (248) 406-6000. INTERMENT TO FOLLOW AT MACHPELAH CEMETERY or visit www.thedorfmanchapel.com
GORHAM GARY A., of Milan, Michigan. Age 62, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on January 10, 2013 with his loving family by his side. Visitation at York Baptist Church, Milan on Monday, 4-8 p.m. where funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11:00 a.m., visitation beginning at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow at Marble Park Cemetery. See obituary at: www.ochalekstark.com
Gornbein-McPeek SANDRA ELAINE, age 71, January 9, 2013. Dear mother of Donna (McPeek) Mischloney, Denise (McPeek) Oliver and Daniel (Kathy) McPeek . Loving grandmother of Brett, Kyle, Samantha, Luke, Joe and Rachel. Proud great-grandmother of Evelyn and Ezra Oliver. Sister of Cheryl Janish (Tom) and Allen Gornbein. Proud aunt of Leah Janish, Steve Urban (Paula) and Chelsea Gornbein. Preceded in death by her loving parents Abraham and Hilda (Brownstein) Gornbein. A celebration of her life will be held in the spring. Memorial contributions to one of her favorite organizations The University of Michigan - Hillel.
Grachal-Nichols SHARON Age 69, passed away, January 7, 2013. Loving mother of Monique (Mike) MacQueen and Erica Nichols. Grandmother of two. Visitation, Thursday 6-8 p.m. at Life Story Funeral Homes, Betzler-Kalamazoo, (800) 822-7594. Service Friday 5 p.m. Pathfinders Church, Portage. A Celebration of Life Memorial Mass will take place on January 20th at 11 a.m. at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church in Detroit. Sharon was an alumni of Nativity and graduated in 1961. Sharon's family will be in attendance and greet you at the luncheon to follow. Archive a memory/photo online at www.lifestorynet.com.
GRIMALDI RICHARD Of Troy. January 10, 2013 at 68 years of age. Loving father of Dawn (Jerry) Kelly, Rick (Tracie) Grimaldi, Kristina (Bobby) Clouse, and Maria Toia. Beloved brother of the late Mary Zywicki, the late Anthony "Tony" Grimaldi, the late Yolanda Rahbe, Virgina Custinger, Emma Fortier, Pete "Frank" Grimaldi, Gaspere Grimaldi, and Giulia (Ron) Bellehumeur. Brother-in-law of Nancy Grimaldi. Cherished grandfather of Kyle and Olivia Kelly, Gabriella and Sophia Grimaldi, Bobby and Katlyn Clouse, Michael Grimaldi, and Samantha Toia. Preceeded in death by his parents Antonio B. Grimaldi, Flora Rita Oliverio Grimaldi, and Rosina Oliverio Grimaldi. Mr. Grimaldi served in the U.S. Army. He and his son own and operate Grimaldi Auto Sales, Inc. in Warren. In state Tuesday, January 15, 2013, 9:30 a.m. until the time of Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 715 N. Lapeer Rd., Lake Orion. Interment with full military honors will be at Great Lakes National Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday 3-9 p.m. with a Rosary at 7 p.m. at COATS FUNERAL HOME - WATERFORD. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Capucchin Soup Kitchen or Boys Town, envelopes available at the funeral home. To send a private condolence go to www.CoatsFuneralHome.com/obituaries.
HALDERMAN BARBARA JEAN Born April 27, 1934, died January 10, 2013, age 78. Beloved wife of Gale L. Halderman. Loving mother of Kim (John) Learning, Karen Koenig, Carol (Marco) Marchelletta and the late Kay Couture and Mark Alan. Also survived by nine loving grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Longtime Dearborn resident. Private arrangements by the Dearborn Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimers Association.