DRAUSS DAVID Age 56, January 12, 2013. Beloved son of John and the late Helen Drauss. Brother of Dolores Bifano, Thomas Drauss, Nancy Glenfield, Marge Moryc, Mark Drauss, and Stephen Drauss. Visitation Tuesday 2-8 p.m. Funeral Service Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 Inkster Rd. (between Ford Rd. and Cherry Hill). www.santeiufuneralhome.com
HOFFMEYER CAMILLE SABINA Age 89. January 11, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Walter "Wimp" Hoffmeyer. Loving mother of James (Bonnie), Camille "Mia" Wernette and Carol (Bryan) Schuette. She was preceded in death by her son Warner Hoffmeyer and son-in-law Curt Wernette. Dear grandmother of 12 and great- grandmother of 16. Visitation at Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home, Inc, 28499 Schoenherr, Warren, 2-9 p.m. Monday, January 14th and Tuesday, January 15th . Prayers 7 p.m. Tuesday. Family will also receive visitors 10-12 noon Wednesday January 16th. Burial will follow at White Chapel Cemetery. Light a candle and share a memory at www.verheyden.org.
JARVIS JOHN JOSEPH Age 77, January 12, 2013. Beloved husband of Cynthia. Loving father of the late Lewis John Jarvis and the late Michael Alan Jarvis. Dearest brother of Marge Suiter. Dear grandfather of James (Maria Hazelwood) Grilletta and Rachelle Grilletta. Also survived by four great-grandchildren. Visitation Tuesday 1-8 p.m. at the Weise Funeral Home, 7210 Park Ave., Allen Park, (313) 382-1150. Rosary Service Tuesday evening. In state Wednesday 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass 10 a.m. at St. Frances Cabrini Church, 9000 Laurence (at Wick), Allen Park. Interment Our Lady of Hope Cemetery. Please visit our online obituary/guestbook at www.weisefuneralhome.com.
KADE MARIA of Detroit, passed away on January 12, 2013 at the age of 93. Wife of the late Chadzeslan ("George"), loving mother of Alexander (Ruth) and Lillian, and grandmother to Jonathan (Diane), Allison, and Andrew. She lived for her family and spent her life surrounded by them, and her energy, kindness, and charm won over everybody she met. Born in Kharkov, Ukraine in 1919, she survived the Ukrainian forced famine in 1932-33 and studied agriculture in her youth, but was kidnapped by the invading Nazi army and pressed into forced labor throughout eastern Europe, where she met and married George. In the displaced persons camp at Klagenfurt, Austria, she had her son Alex. The family came to America in 1955 under the Refugee Relief Act with the help of the Tolstoy Foundation; Maria was pregnant with Lillian for the trip on the Navy's USS Langfitt. After passing through New York, the family arrived in Detroit. They moved into the basement apartment of friends, living there for two years until they earned enough to buy a house in 1958, where Maria lived until 2012. She worked in various fields, co-owning a restaurant on Michigan Ave in the 1960s, before settling in as a housekeeper at Henry Ford Hospital from 1962 to 1984. She was a founding member of her church, St. Mary the Protectress in Southfield. She was passionate about her hobbies: tending her garden, cooking, reading avidly, and spending time with her friends and family. She never stopped learning, even browsing Ukrainian news sites on tablet computers. She will be remembered by those who knew her for her selflessness and limitless love. Visitation at St. Mary the Protectress on Monday 5:30-7 p.m. with religious service at 7 p.m. and Tuesday 9-10 a.m. with the Funeral Mass at 10 a.m., followed by burial at Woodlawn Cemetery.
LUCCI JOSEPH SALVATORE Passed away peacefully at his residence in Farmington Hills, Michigan on Friday, January 11, 2013, in his 90th year. Loving husband of the late Mary Agnes (nee Proskey). Beloved father of Christopher, Gabrielle, (Donald Schneider), Jessica Bell (Grant Eldridge) and the late Lorinda Lucci. Proud grandfather of Angela Barr (David). Great-grand-father of Owen and Aidan. Survived by his sister Jennie Hodick and predeceased by brother Sam, sisters Sarah (Bettarel) and Josephine (Fiorini). Son of the late Giocondo and Maria Santa Lucci. Joe was born March 13th, 1922. He worked as a tool making apprentice at Ford Motor Company and qualified as an Air Cadet in the U.S. Navy. He graduated from Wayne State University where he earned a Master of Education degree and was a candidate for a doctoral degree. He spent his life-long employment in the Detroit Public School System during which time he served as president of the Detroit Science Club. Friends may call at the RG and GR Harris Funeral Home, 15451 Farmington Road, Livonia, Michigan on Monday, January 14, 10 a.m. - noon. Memorial Service at noon. Inurnment at Holy Sepulchre to be announced later. Special thanks to the caring staff at Grand Court. On-line condolences may be made at www.rggrharris.com.
MAJCHRZAK JOSEPHINE MARY. Age 90. Wife of the late Thomas. Loving mother of Elizabeth. Nana of Melenie, Jeremy, Jay, Steven & Danny Haidys. Great nana of Mikala. Sister of Anna McDonald & the late Lena, Theresa Ruderick, & Mary. Numerous nieces & nephews. Loved her Detroit Tigers & WWE. Visitation Tuesday 4-8 p.m., Wednesday 2-8 p.m. with 7 p.m. Rosary at Charles R. Step Funeral Home, 18425 Beech Daly Rd. (Btw 6 & 7 Mile). Instate & Mass Thursday at St. Edith Church, 15089 Newburgh in Livonia (s. of 5 Mile). Interment Our Lady of Hope Cemetery in Brownstown Twp. Contributions to Alzheimers Association appreciated. Condolences to www.charlesstepfuneralhome.com
MCDANIEL LARRY WAYNE Larry McDaniel, the popular host of the "Arkansas Traveler Show" on Detroit's Public radio station WDET, died on January 4 at his home in Grosse Pointe Park. McDaniel, a native of El Dorado, Arkansas, began his radio career during his service in the U.S. Navy, entertaining the crew by playing 78 RPM's on a $24 turntable hanging from the pipes of the ship and broadcast through the intercom. After his honorable discharge from the Navy he set out to travel the U.S., ended up in Detroit in 1963, and began working in a Chrysler factory. Larry soon earned a reputation among his friends and co-workers as a spinner of extraordinary yarns, and he adopted the name "The Arkansas Traveler," after a famous Arkansas storyteller from the 1800's. In 1977 he was introduced to Judy Adams, Program Director at WDET. Interested by his deep voice and authentic southern accent, Judy discovered his vast knowledge of Bluegrass, Folk and Country music and soon made him host of "The Arkansas Traveler" show, the only Bluegrass show on Detroit airwaves. He introduced the genre to many Detroiters who had never heard this kind of music before. He was on the air for more than 30 years. He was the inspiration and artistic director for the WDET Bluegrass Festival, held at Meadowbrook, which became the station's largest fundraiser. He was a charismatic, unique, friendly, very funny individual who could make you laugh until you cried. He will be sorely missed by his friends and listeners. He is survived by his wife, Jane Rayburn, his sisters-in-law, Margaret and Rita Rayburn, brother-in-law Bill Rayburn, and his niece, Sarah Jane Rayburn. A memorial service will be announced soon.
OLIVIERI PAUL January 12, 2013. Age 95. Beloved husband of Maria. Dear father of Dennis (Elena). Proud grandfather of Paul (Elizabeth) and Fara (Allan) Julian. Loving great-grandfather of Andrew, Julia, Ella, and Elise. Also remembered by many loving sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, and nieces and nephews. Visitation at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. (Shelby Township), 54880 Van Dyke at 25 Mile Rd. Tuesday 3-9 p.m. In state Wednesday 9:30 a.m. at San Francesco Catholic Church, 22870 S. Nunneley (E. of Gratiot, S. of Metro Parkway), until time of Mass at 10 a.m. Entombment Resurrection Cemetery. Tributes to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital are welcome. Share memories with the Family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com.
PANTANO LYNN T. Ph.D., Age 63. January 12, 2013. Beloved wife of Kenneth A. Skuzenski. Dearest daughter of the late Guy D. and Lois U. Pantano. Loving sister-in-law of Diana (Skuzenski) Koziol (Leo) and Steven Skuzenski (Marlene). Dear niece of Mary and Rena Pantano. Loving aunt of Christopher Koziol, David Koziol (LauriAnn), Michael Koziol, Rachel (Skuzenski) Bruce, Stephanie Skuzenski, Anthony Skuzenski. Also survived by loving cousins Ann Elisa (Pantano) Taylor, Gerard Pantano, Carleen Hubbell, James Pantano, David Pantano, Sandy Neri, Donald Neri, James Neri, David DeCarlo, and many other loving cousins. She was preceded in death by her cousin, Linda (DeCarlo) Sienkiewicz. Visitation Tuesday, January 15th, 3-8 PM at Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home, 16300 Mack Ave, Grosse Pointe Park. Funeral Mass Wednesday, January 16th at 10:00 AM at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 467 Fairford Rd., Grosse Pointe Woods, MI. Instate 9:30 AM until the time of Mass. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Light a candle and share a memory at www.verheyden.org
QUINLAN PATRICIA A., age 82, passed away January 13, 2013. She was the beloved wife of Bill Quinlan; loving mother of Karen Kallmes, Helen (Bill) Laycox, Joan Quinlan, Jeanne Quinlan, Kim (Mark) Capizzo, Tim Quinlan, and the late Patrick Quinlan; devoted grandmother of ten and great-grandmother of ten; and dear sister of Dorothy Goslin. Memorial Mass 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 15, at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, St. Clair Shores. Please share a memory with the family at www.kaulfuneralhome.com
SKUBIK HELEN D. Age 87 of Livonia. Loving sister of Virginia (the late Gregory) Brescoe, and Carol (Richard) Solak. Dear sister-in-law of Kathleen. Dearest aunt of Karen, Tom, Peggy, Camille, Bill, Susanne, Rick, Nancy, Jim, great- aunt of many. Preceded in death by her dear parents Matthew and Agnes, and siblings Sylvia Pacion and Chester Skubik. She leaves behind many loving family and friends. Visitation will take place at Fred Wood Funeral Home Rice Chapel 36100 Five Mile Road (e. of Levan) Livonia. Wednesday January 16th, from 3-8 p.m. Funeral services will take place at St. Colette Catholic Church 17600 Newburgh Road Livonia Thursday in state 9:3 a.m., mass 10:00 a.m. Interment will take place at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery immediately following mass. In lieu of flowers please direct memorial donations to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen 1820 Mt. Elliott Detroit, MI 48207. Please share memories at Fredwoodfuneralhome.com
STRAGER JOHNATHAN Cherished father of Jimmy Horn (Paul Parker). Devoted son of Bernadine Strager (Ed Spivack) and the late Larry Strager. Beloved brother of Amy (Stephen) Scapelliti and Patricia (Gary) Blackman. Loving uncle of Evan Scapelitti and Jonah Scapelliti, Ben Blackman, and Emma Blackman. SERVICES 10:30 A.M. MONDAY MORNING AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020. INTERMENT AT BETH EL MEMORIAL PARK. www.irakaufman.com
SZUTKOWSKI DOROTHY, age 84, January, 12, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Edward. Dearest mother of Barbara (Ken Ward) Szutkowski and Patricia (Robert) Pazdro. Loving grandmother of three and great grandmother of three. A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, January, 19th 10:00 a.m. at St. Andrew Church 1400 Inglewood, Rochester. Arrangments entrusted to Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. (Shelby Twp.) Donations to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital are appreciated. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" @ WujekCalcaterra.com
WALIS MARY January 12, 2013. Age 104. Borned in Ernest, PA. Beloved wife of the late Beaufait H. Walis. Dear aunt of Edward (Patricia) Nagel, James (Patricia) Wasvary, Kenneth (Sue) Wasvary and the late Larry (Lee) Wasvary. Also survived by many great-nieces, great-nephews and friends. Visitation Tuesday, January 15 2-7 p.m. at Querfeld Funeral Home, 1200 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn. Funeral service Tuesday 7 p.m. Memorials to the American Hungarian Reformed Church appreciated. www.querfeldfuneralhome.com
WRONA IRENE B. January 12, 2013. Age 82. Beloved wife of the late Ted. Dear mother of Terence, Jacqueline (Craig) Miller, and the late Kathleen Mills. Mother-in-law of Roger Mills. Proud grandmother of Jamie, Chris, Keri, Adam, Casie, and Nick. Great-grandmother of Marissa, Anthony, and Abby. Dear sister of Olga, Angie, Sonia, and Tommy. Visitation at the Sterling Heights Chapel of Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 13650 E. Fifteen Mile Road (at Schoenherr), Tuesday 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Funeral Wednesday at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Share a memory at www.bcfh.com.