ALTOBELLI ROBERT L. Age 89. January 13, 2011. Beloved husband of Natalina. Loving father of Robert M., Carol (Mark) Zabel, Karen (Tony) Andriths and Kim (Doug) Steele. Proud grandfather of Mark, Chris, Justin, Jennifer, Julia, Jessica and Michael. Great grandfather of Kyle, Ethan, Kacey, Emily and Evelyn. Godfather of Michael Oshinsky. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Robert was a lifetime member of the Bruce Post and was a proud WWII Army veteran. Visitation Monday 3-9 p.m. with 7:30 p.m. Bruce Post Ritual. Funeral Tuesday 11:00 a.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On Line Guest Book" @ WujekCalcaterra.com.
AMMAN LAWRENCE J., Age 64, died at home in Maryland, December 31, 2010 from cancer. Born in Ferndale, a graduate of Sacred Heart Seminary, Wayne State University and a Vietnam veteran, Larry's passion for history led to a career as a tour guide in Wahington, DC where he married Mary Olson Robitaille. He leaves behind his family Chuck (Sue), Ray (Sue), Rosalie (Joe) Novara and their children Michael, Sarah, Ryan, Meagan, Marisa and Lucia. Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Cross Hospice www.holycrosshealth.org.
APPLEBY COLLEEN SUE (ELLCH) Age 54, passed away December 28, 2010 in Phoenix, AZ surrounded by her loving family. A former Troy resident, she is survived by her beloved children: Chris, Brittany and Scott (Tenisha), her grandson, Kaiden, her brothers: Edward (Mickie) and Gary (Debbie); and her dear sisters: Sherry (Jerry) Botkin, Elaine (Joe) Bolanowski, Laura (Bill) Cohen, Tammy (Bob) McCamy and Debbie White. She will be sadly missed by her family and forever remembered by them. A celebration of Colleen's life will be held Saturday, January 22nd from 1-3 p.m. at Desert View Chapel in Mesa, AZ.
BEAMISH DANIEL JOHN Age 82. Loving husband of Julie of 61 years. Dear father of Duke. Grandfather of Angel. Brother of Gerald (Marguerite) and Dale (Donna). Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Memorial Gathering Tuesday 3-9 p.m. at the L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, 7707 Middlebelt Road (at Ann Arbor Trail). Scripture service at 7 p.m. Memorial gathering Wednesday 10:30 a.m. from St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church, 27101 W. Chicago (at Inkster Rd.) until 11 a.m. Memorial Mass. Donations may be made to Angela Hospice or the family. Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at griffinfuneralhome.com.
BOGETTA LEWIS E. Of Chelsea, MI, age 89, died Friday, December 31, 2010 at Naples Community Hospital, Florida. Gathering of Friends and Family on Sunday, January 23, 2011 from 12:30-2:30 p.m. at Pierce Lake Golf Course, 1175 S. Main St., Chelsea. Expressions of sympathy to Chelsea Athletic Boosters. Local arrangements by Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, Chelsea.
BOWEN RALPH R. Age 91, died January 15, 2011. Beloved husband of the late Joanne. Dear father of Marilynn (Bruce) Lessley, Michael (Cynthia) Bowen, and Thomas (Kathleen) Bowen. Proud grandfather of 7. Great-grandfather of 7. Brother of Richard (Sandy) Bowen. Visitation at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Road (between 14-15 Mile Rds.), Monday 2-8 p.m. Funeral at St. Hugo of the Hills Stone Chapel, 2215 Opdyke, Bloomfield Hills, Tuesday 12 Noon. Friends may visit beginning at 11:30 a.m. Obituary and condolences at lynchfuneraldirectors.com
BURGESS HELEN MARIE Of Dearborn died on January 8, 2011. She was born on December 29, 1921 in Allison, PA to Andrew and Christine Onderko. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Burgess, brothers, Andrew and John, sister Margaret Rubus. She is survived by her brother George and many nephews and nieces all with whom she has a special relationship. Her unending love, kindness and generosity to everyone will never be forgotten. There will be no viewing. In memory of her, donations may be given to the Michigan Humane Society.
BURKETT PATRICIA ANN "PATTI" Age 71, died January 1, 2011 peacefully at home after battling pulmonary fibrosis for nine years. Retired after a 20 year Career at R.L. Polk & Co. She will be dearly missed. Loving wife of Robert for over 51 years. Dear mother of Michelle, and Leslie (Robert) Waldron. Grandmother of Nicholas, Eric, and Anna. Sister of Bud (Linda) Gohl. Services were held.
BURNS IRENE 89, of Royal Oak, Michigan died Sunday January 9th, 2011. Please see Sundays addition of the Daily Tribune for details.
CAMPBELL LORRAINE TODD 92, of Rochester Hills, formerly of Shelby Township. Died January 14, 2011. Devoted wife to her late beloved husband Larry. She is survived by many cousins. Visitation Sunday January 16, 2011 from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Gramer Funeral Home, Diener Chapel, 48271 Van Dyke Avenue (South of 22), Shelby Twp., MI. Funeral Services Monday 11 a.m. at St. Thomas Community Presbyterian Church, 5535 Mound Road, Shelby Twp., MI. Memorials to St. Thomas Community Presbyterian Church Music Ministries and/or Penrickton Center for Blind Children. For the complete obituary and condolences visit www.GramerFuneralHome.com.
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CARTER HELEN January 8, 2011. Age 79. Beloved wife of James W. Loving mother of step-son Keith, Tim and step daughters Sherri and Kelly Dear Aunt of Joyce Wade, Bob Hatfield and Phillis Funeral Wednesday, 11 a.m. from the chapel of the L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, 7707 Middlebelt Road (at Ann Arbor Trail). Family will receive visitors Tuesday, 2-8 p.m. Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at griffinfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Hospice Casa de la Paz, 300 El Camino Real, Sierra Vista, AZ, 85635 would be greatly appreciated.
CHIARELLI PETER J. January 13, 2011, age 41 of Lincoln Park. Beloved son of the late Frank and Janet. Dearest brother of Frances (Blair) Moody, Perry (Shawn), and Paul. Dear uncle of Skip. Also survived by aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends. Visitation will be held at the R.C. Aleks & Son Funeral Home, 1324 Southfield Rd., Lincoln Park, MI on Sunday, January 16, 2011 from 2-9 p.m. Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, January 17, 2011 at the funeral home. Michigan Memorial Park.
CIARAVINO JOHN Age 82. January 14, 2011. Beloved husband of the late Josephine. Loving father of Nina (Gorden) Habel, Frances (the late Filippo) DiMercurio, Salvatore (Marisa) and the late Louis. Proud grandfather of Mariann, Carlo, Joseph (Anna Maria), John (Donata), Laurina and Liana. Great grandfather of Filippo and Dominic. Loving brother of Marianna (the late Carlo) Ciaravino. Visitation Sunday 2-9 p.m. Funeral Monday 10:30 a.m. from Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons Inc., 54880 Van Dyke (at 25 Mile) for 11:30 a.m. Mass at St. Therese of Lisieux Church. Entombment Resurrection Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On Line Guest Book" @ WujekCalcaterra.com .
CLAVENNA ARLINE A. Age 93, passed away January 14, 2011. She is predeceased by her late husband Paul and late son Peter and daughter-in-law Diane. Survived by her daughter Mary (Al) Sottrel, and is the grandmother of seven and great-grandmother of 15. In state Monday 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Arthur J. Van LerBerghe Funeral Home, 30600 Harper, St. Clair Shores (between 12 and 13 Mile Rds.) with the funeral service beginning immediately after the visitation. Donations to the American Cancer Society. Share memories at vanfuneral.com.
CLEVENGER JEFFREY T. January 15, 2011. Age 56. Loving husband of Mary Kay. Dear father of Damian Snyder and Yvonne Edwards. Beloved brother of Beverly (Theodore) Asper, Mary Barnes, Barbara (Joe) Hernandaz, Robert (Janet) Clevenger, Richard (Mary) Clevenger, Karen Clevenger and Sandra (Ken) Broadbent. Grandfather of Zachary and Xavier. Funeral 1 p.m. Tuesday from the Chapel of L. J. Griffin Funeral Home, 7707 Middlebelt Road (at Ann Arbor Trail). Family receiving visitors Monday 1-9 p.m. Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at griffinfuneralhome.com
COOK LOIS A. January 14, 2011. Age 72. Beloved wife of the late William. Loving mother of Lori Wallace, David, and Kristen (Jim) Schneider. Predeceased by her daughters Lisa Cook and Tracie Calandra. Proud grandmother of Michael, Nicholas, Lisa, Scott, Alyssa, Anthony, Jamie, Kaitlyn, and Jessica. Dear sister of Margaret Shokaluk, Norma "Sue" Brinkman, and the late Patsy Denniston. Memorial contributions in Lois' honor would be appreciated to the Michigan Humane Society. Arrangements handled by Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guestbook" @ WujekCalcaterra.com.
COUGHLIN JENNIE "JEAN" (NEE STEFANSKI) Age 94, of Detroit, passed away on Friday, January 7, 2011. She was preceded in death by husband, Edward, parents, Emily and Frank Stefanski, brother, Thomas Stafford, sister, Helene Jones, and niece, Gail Stafford. She is survived by her daughters, Marilyn Coughlin and Careen (Ken) Longe, grandson, Sean Longe, nephew Tom (Dee) Stafford, neice Jessica (Mike) Revell. Jean worked at the J.L. Hudson Company from 1938-1953. Memorial service 12:30 p.m., St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Detroit, January 22, 2011.
COVERT BOB January 13, 2011. Age 71 of Allen Park. Loving father of Teresa (Mike) Simonds, Caroline (Rick) Reno, the late Mark Paskey, and the late William Covert. Proud grandfather of Shelby, Billy, Shane, Shaun, Harley, Brittney (John), Alisha, Nicole, and Travis. Proud great-grandfather of William and Samantha. Bob is also survived by three sisters Betty Lombardi, Judy (Fred) Chapman, and Jeanne (Vicki) Brail-Covert, and families. Memorial Service Saturday, January 22 at 1 p.m. at Heritage Hills Free Methodist Church, 5530 Runyan Lake Rd., Fenton, MI 48430. Memorials may be made to Sokol Detroit, 23600 W. Warren Ave., Dearborn Heights, MI 48237, or Olympic Scholarship Fund, c/o Teresa Simonds, 11292 Clyde Rd., Fenton, MI 48430 (to support his granddaughter's quest to be an Olympic Archer). To share a memory, please visit vermeulenfuneralhome.com.
D'ANGELO FRANCES M. "FRAN" (Nee JESPERSON) 86, of Harsen's Island December 30, 2010. Loving wife for 60 years of Mike. Dear mother of Kathy D'Angelo (Fiance' Mark), Debbie (Guy) Mattana and Mike (Cyndy). Dear grandmother of Guy, Anthony, Danielle and Brett. She had a zest for life and a passion for family, friends, Bingo, dancing and knitting. An active member of the Harsens Island Senior Citizens and a 16 year volunteer for Volunteers Assisting the Disabled. A Celebration of her Life and Memorial Mass, 11 a.m. Saturday, January 22, 2011 at St. Mark's Church, 4190 Green Dr., Harsens Island. In lieu of flowers, donations greatly appreciated to Capuchin Soup Kitchen or the Red Cross.
DAMIANI ALBERT Age 87, passed away January 14, 2011, surrounded by his family. Beloved husband of Joyce. Loving father of Linda Damiani, Daniel (Regina) Damiani, Mary Ann (Timothy) Conner, Carolyn (Harold) Bryant, and John Damiani. Proud grandfather of Anna, Paul, Joseph, Natalie, Joshua, Christina, Kevin, and Kyle. Cherished brother of John Damiani and Flora Fraternali. Also survived by his brother-in-law, Robert J. Pleznac. Visitation at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Road (between 14-15 Mile Rds.), Monday 4-8 p.m. Funeral at St. Hugo of the Hills Stone Chapel, 2215 Opdyke, Bloomfield Hills, Tuesday 10 a.m. Friends may visit beginning at 9:30 a.m. Memorials appreciated to Alzheimer's Association of Michigan. Obituary and condolences at lynchfuneraldirectors.com.
DAWSON LINDA January 11, 2011 Age 68. Loving mother of Tom (Dori) and Dan. Grandmother of Thomas, Ben and Penny. Beloved sister of Sue Corcoran (John) and Donnie Cochran (Bob). Services will be held privately. Memorial tributes to the Detroit Zoological Society, P.O. Box 33521, Detroit, MI 48232 or the American Cancer Society, 20450 Civic Center Dr., Southfield, MI 48076. A.J. Desmond & Sons 248-549-0500. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
De BACKER MICHEL JOSEPH Age 87. January 14, 2011. Loving husband of the late Joan. Father of Sandra (William) Caloia, Claudia M., Alan (Lynn), and Lawrence (Kathleen). Proud grandfather of nine and great-grand-father of 13. Brother of Albert (Leona). Visitation Saturday 3-8 p.m. and Sunday 2-9 p.m. with 7 p.m. rosary at A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Ave at Vernier Rd, Grosse Pointe Woods. In state 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass 10:00 a.m. Monday at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 21620 Mack, St. Clair Shores. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society 20450 Civic Center, Southfield, 48076. ahpeters.com
DEARY WILLIAM "BILL" Age 77. January 13, 2011. Loving husband of Carmen and the late Evelyn. Dear father of William Deary III (Cheri Lyn), Judee Khouzam, Michael Deary (Muriel), and Richard Deary (Tricia). Proud grandfather of Kylyn, Alexandra, Amanda, Kathryn, Peyton, William, and Robert. Dear brother of Michael Deary, Audrey Lenz, Brother Robert Deary, and the late Charles Deary. Step-father of Terry Forkin (Dan), Jane McCarron (Mike), Mike Forkin (Fran), Jim Forkin, Tom Forkin, Molly Forkin, Frank Forkin (Donna), Jack Forkin (Carla), Chris Forkin, Lynn Siluk (Mark), and Patti (Derek) Adams. Step-grandfather of Lindsay and Brandon; Nicholas and Matthew, Ryan, Caitlin, and Alex; Ben; Erik and Ally; Josh and Christopher; Wil; Timmy; and Reed and Kirsten. Mr. Deary was the former District Deputy, past Grand Knight, member for the 4th Degree, member of Msgr. Vismara Councel #3725. U.S. Navy retired. Memorial gathering Monday 2:00-8:00 p.m. at A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Ave., at Vernier Rd., Grosse Pointe Woods. Rosary 6:00 p.m. Memorial service Tuesday at Noon at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 21620 Greater Mack, St. Clair Shores. Memorial contributions may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). Ahpeters.com
Donia-Szymberski SUSAN C. Age 62. January 10, 2011. Formerly married to Michael Szymberski. Beloved mother of Nikki (Jeremy Phillips) and Natalie (Matthew Esch). Loving grandmother of Michaela and Thomas. Dearest sister of Sandy, Patty, Linda, Tommy, Donna and daughter of Clara and the late James Donia. There will be a private funeral ceremony at a later date. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guestbook" at WujekCalcaterra.com
DOUGLASS DIANE, 60, passed away on Friday, January 14, 2011 at her home in Carmel. She was born on August 25, 1950 to Robert and Sarah (Henry) Pullar in Southfield, Michigan. Diane and family were formerly long time residents of Milford, Michigan and have resided in Carmel, Indiana since 1998. Diane worked as a Guidance Counselor for over 20 years at Milford High School in Highland, Michigan and the last 12 years at Hamilton Southeastern High School in Fishers, Indiana. She was always a dedicated advocate for her students and substantially involved in student organizations such as SADD and World Connections. She is survived by her parents, husband, Donald D. Douglass; daughter, Colleen Douglass; son, Andrew Douglass; and sister, Elaine Gasidlo. Services will be held on Wednesday, January 19, 11 a.m. at St. James Episcopal Church, Birmingham Michigan. A visitation will be Sunday, January 16, 2011 from 2-6 p.m. at Randall & Roberts Fishers Mortuary, 12010 Allisonville Road, Fishers. A visitation will be Tuesday, January 18, from 4-8 p.m. at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 404 E. Liberty, Milford, MI 48381. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Ovar'coming Together, 2625 N. Meridian Street, suite #108, Indianapolis, IN, 46208 or St. Vincent Hospice via St. Vincent Foundation, 8402 Harcourt Road, Suite 210, Indianapolis, IN 46260. For further information please phone Lynch & Sons at 248-684-6645 or visit www.randallroberts.com OR www.LynchFuneralDirectors.com.
EGGLETON MICHELLE, age 57 died January 13, 2011. Beloved mother of J'aime Manion (Steve Jackinsky), Corey Manion (Lili Nguyen), and Nikhol (Tyler) VanAcker. Dear daughter of Geraldine and the late Alfred Eggleton. Loving grandmother of Riley, Sydney and Mariela. Dear sister of Pat, Cindy, and John Eggleton. She also leaves her dog Skylar. Visiting hours Monday 2 p.m. until time of service 5 p.m. at Kaul Funeral Home, 28433 Jefferson, St. Clair Shores. Memorials to the Detroit Zoo Memorial Fund would be appreciated. Memories may be shared at kaulfuneralhome.com.
FADLER R. JOE, of Commerce Twp., Michigan (born in Flint), age 74, passed January 13th. Visitation from 2-8 p.m. Sunday, 9-11 a.m. Monday, memorial service to follow at Swartz Funeral Home, 1225 W. Hill Rd., Flint, MI (810) 235-2345.
FELDHAK SHIRLEY A., 76, January 14, 2011. Dear wife of the late Sidney (d. 2003). Loving mother of Craig (Louise) and Curt. Beloved grandmother of Brandon (Roni) and Arielle. Shirley is also survived by her brother Lynn Langley and preceded in death by sister Joyce Pugh. Funeral service 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 18th at the Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, 23720 Farmington Rd., (btw. 9-10 Mile Rds., just N. of Grand River), downtown Farmington (248-474-5200). Visitation Monday 2 until 7:30 p.m. Memorial tributes suggested to Michigan Humane Society.
FENNELLY MICHAEL G. Age 69. January 13, 2011. Beloved husband of Carolyn for 46 years. Loving father of Jeffrey (MaryAlice), Cheryl (Raymond) Borkowski, Karen (Michael) Paperd. Proud grandfather of Sean, Stephan, Marisa, Daniel, Myranda, and Todd. Dear brother of Robert, Timothy, Charles, Chris, William, Donna, and the late Dennis. Preceded in death by his parents Mary Jean and Charles Tocco and Charles Alan Fennelly. Visitation Monday 2-9 p.m. with prayers at 7 p.m. at the Sterling Heights Chapel of Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 13650 E. 15 Mile Rd. (at Schoenherr). In state Tuesday 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass 10 a.m. at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 44633 Utica Rd., Utica, MI. Memorials may be made to UMCCC Office of Development, 2800 Plymouth, Building 100, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. Private Inurnment. Share a memory at www.bcfh.com.
FILIPCZUK FRANK S., JR. Age 61 of Clinton Township. Died January 13, 2011. Beloved son of the late Frank and the late C. LaDeana Filipczuk. Dear brother of Paula (Mark) Maynard and the late Shirley Wagner. Nephew of Irene Stosevich. Frank was a 1967 graduate of Lakeview High School and he worked for the school district until his retirment in 2000. No services are planned. Arrangements by Kaul Funeral Home, St. Clair Shores.
FRANKLIN MARY G. (August 21, 1929 January 12, 2011) Finally called home to be with her husband, William T. Franklin, on January 12, 2011. Born to Italian immigrants, Giuseppe and Antonia D'Onofrio, on August 21, 1929, Mary was raised in Akron, Ohio, with her siblings Maria (deceased), David, Anthony (deceased), Pat (deceased), and Joseph. After graduating from St. Mary's High School, she received an academic scholarship to attend Marygrove College in Detroit, Michigan, where she met her husband, William T. Franklin, in 1948. She earned a dual degree in psychology and personnel management (human resources) in 1950, married on April 14, 1951, and settled in Detroit. Her profound faith guided, sustained, and enriched every aspect of her life. Mary and Bill were blessed with a family of ten boys and seven girls. While raising her children, Mary always found time to volunteer in her children's classrooms, local school and municipal libraries, and at the Detroit chapter of the Little Sisters of the Poor. Her inherent altruism inspired her to spend two summers in the Appalachian Mountains, helping underprivileged children and doing whatever was needed of her. She continued sharing herself with those in need by spending time with patients in Hospice, singing in various Resurrection choirs, and offering support to patients and families in several local hospitals. In every facet of her life, Mary unconditionally gave of herself and taught through example. When not devoting herself to family or friends, she enjoyed writing letters, reading, watching old movies, dancing, singing, playing cards, clipping coupons, and sipping coffee. Her loving family, often affectionately referred to as the "Franklin Funny Farm," includes Mary Wieske (Thomas) and their children: Jennifer (Steven), Elizabeth, Melissa (Craig), and Jason; Joseph (Kathleen) and their children: Michael, James (deceased), and Joseph; William II (Judy) and their children: William III, Jessica, and Anthony; Anthony (Christine) and their children: Anthony, Michelle, Sarah, and Patricia; Ann O'Connell (Daniel) and their children: Renee, Danielle, and Mary; Michael (Mary Anne) and their children: Jacqueline, Michael, Christopher, and Anne Marie; John (Brenda) and their children: John and Michael; Marguerite Kimball (David) and their children: Mackenzie and Spencer; Helen; Richard; Patricia (deceased); Paul (Jean-Paul Florentin); Jeanne Casner (Daniel) and their children: Allison and Christopher; Steven (Erin) and their children: Olivia, Jack and Nora; Philip (Tracy) and their children: Philip and Caroline; Linda Miller (Darin) and their children: Addison, Camryn, and Isaac; and Edward (Audree) and their children: Hunter, Paige, Zoe, and Devin. Four great-grandchildren also survive her: Landon, Leland, Brynn, and Ryan. Mary lived her very full, Christian life according to a simply maxim, with which she often closed her many letters: "Love, Peace, & Laugher all three necessary in life. LoveI have it; PeaceI'm working on it; LaughterI never lost it!" Dear Lord, embrace her. Visitation at the O'Brien/Sullivan Funeral Home, 41555 Grand River, Novi 248-348-1800 Sunday 2-9 p.m. Rosary Sunday 7:30 p.m. In state at Old St. Patrick Church, 5671 Whitmore Lake Road,Ann Arbor, Monday 12:30 p.m. until the funeral liturgy at 1:00 p.m. Luncheon immediately following. Donations can be made to (Covenant House, www.covenanthouse.org; Seasons Hospice; or the IHM Motherhouse, Monroe, Michigan, www.ihmsisters.org). On line sympathy messages at www.obriensullivanfuneralhome.com
GARCIA MILAGROS Age 89, January 13, 2011. Beloved wife of the late Paz. Dearest mother of Michael (Gay), Elena (Joseph), and Philip (Mary). Loving grandmother of Laura, Steven, Sarah, David, Michael, Alexander, Olivia, Camille and Isabel, and great-grandmother of Maren, Samuel, Eddie, and Allison. Dear sister of Maruja, Emma, and Olvido. Visitation Monday 2-9 p.m. at McCabe Funeral Home, 31950 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. In state Tuesday 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass 10 a.m. at St. Colman Catholic Church, 32500 Middlebelt, Farmington Hills. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Hospital Oncology Services. www.mccabefuneralhome.com.
GENNERO FRANK S. Age 79. Returned to the arms of his loving mother on Friday, January 14, 2011. Dearest husband of Elizabeth (nee Tipsword). Loving father of Anthony (Robyn), Frank Jr. and Jeannie Angel (John) Sliz. Proud grandfather of Jacelyn Marie and Michael Anthony. Predeceased by parents, Giuseppe and Catherine Gennero and brothers Dominic, Salvatore and Anthony. Survived by many loving nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law and dear friends. Visitation Sunday 3-9 p.m. and Monday 1-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Wake service at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Pkwy. (16 Mile). Instate Tuesday 9:30 a.m. at St. Clement of Centerline Catholic Church, 25320 Van Dyke until 10:00 a.m. Mass. Entombment Resurrection Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guestbook" at WujekCalcaterra.com.
GERMAN JON A. (71), passed away January 09, 2011, after a two month struggle with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD). He is survived by his loving wife Mary, son Michael, daughter Cynthia, and grand daughters Jennifer and Alyssa. Jon had become an accomplished wildfowl woodcarver since retiring from Williams International in 2005. He was also a member of the Men's 9-Holer golf league. A private service was held January 14 prior to cremation in Mesa, Arizona. Memorial contributions may be made to the National Prion Disease Pathology Surveillance Center, (NPDPSC), Case Western Reserve University, 2085 Adelbert Road, Room 419, Cleveland, OH 44106-4907.
GILBERT JAMES KENNETH Age 72 of Commerce Twp. died January 14, 2011. Beloved husband of 54 years to Brenda. Wonderful loving father of Dean (Cindy) Gilbert, Cindy (Terry) Slavin, Janet (Mark) Smith, and Marsha (Brian) McCormick. Also 13 grandchildren and 1 great-granddaughter. Brother of Linda Brannon. Mr. Gilbert was an avid Tiger baseball fan. A Memorial Service will be held at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home 340 Pontiac Trail, Walled Lake (3 Blks. S. of Maple Rd.) Monday 5 o.m. Friends may visit 12 Noon until time of Service. Memorials to the American Heart Association appreciated. Condolences at www.LynchFAMILYFuneralDirectors.com
GORMAN JOHN E. "JACK" Of Riverview. January 14, 2011. Age 80. Beloved husband of Mary Ann. Loving father of Debra (Steven) Cagle, Barbara (Bradley) Hiuser, Terence and John Gorman, Jr. and the late Catherine Gorman. Proud grandfather of 7 and great-grandfather of 1. Jack worked for Wyandotte Electric for 40 years where he retired as the Vice President. Visitation Sunday 2-8 p.m. with an evening Scripture Service at Czopek Funeral Directors, 2157 Oak Street, Wyandotte (734) 285-9000. Funeral Services Monday, in state 10:00 a.m. at St. Cyprian Church with Mass at 10:30 a.m. Memorials suggested to Gabriel Richard Catholic High School.
GRANDON LAURA Beloved wife of the late Richard Grandon. Dear mother of Steven (Carey) Grandon and Julie (Chris) Mison. Loving grand-mother of Hunter, Noah, Alexandra and Ava. Devoted sister-in-law of Laurie Dyja. Dearest daughter of the late Max and Esther Rubin. Also survived by many other loving family members and friends. SERVICES SUNDAY 2:00PM AT THE DORFMAN CHAPEL, FARMINGTON HILLS (248) 406-6000. INTERMENT AT THE CLOVER HILL PARK CEMETERY, or visit www.thedorfmanchapel.com.
GRAY MAUREEN KATHY Age 65, January 13, 2011. Dear sister of Diane Gail Cerba. Aunt of Jason Cerba. Funeral 10:00 a.m. Tuesday at the A. H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Ave. at Vernier Rd, Grosse Pointe Woods. Visitation 1:00 - 9:00 p.m. Sunday and Monday. ahpeters.com
GRONOWSKI TEDDY Of Taylor. January 11, 2011. Age 85. Beloved husband of Janett. Loving father of Gloria (Steven) Mounsey, Randy (Judy) and the late Theodore "Butch". Dear brother of Lottie Szczesniak. Proud grandfather of Theodore Copley, Ralph Copley and Jacob Gronowski. Funeral Services were held Thursday at Czopek Funeral Directors (734) 285-9000.
GUNTENAAR DONALD J. December 10, 1929-January 11, 2011. Denver, CO and Detroit, MI. Loving husband of Victoria (Coley), father of Michael and Lynn (Dunham). Grandfather of nine and great-grandfather of five. Predeceased by sons, John and Daniel. Veteran, Mason, Avid Boater, Skier, always seeking new adventures. Loyal and loving friend. Memorial contributions can be made to Alzheimer's Association. Please sign the family's guestbook at www.Fairmount-Mortuary.com
HALING FRANK W. January 11, 2011. Age 86. Beloved husband of Jane. Loving father of Thomas (Nancy), James (Linda),and John (Catherine). Proud grandfather of Matthew, Michael, Andrew, Meaghan, Jonathan, Kyle, and Lauryn. World War ll veteran. Dearly loved his family, God, and country. A private family service was held on January 11th. Memorial contributions may be made to Dearborn Congregational Church.
HAVILAND GEORGE A. Age 88 of Beverly Hills, passed away at Beaumont Hospital Hospice Center on January 14th. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Jean, his children Anne, Bryn, Eric and Richard, seven grandchildren and one great-grand-child. A retired career Ford Motor Company employee he was also a WW II veteran of the Army Air Corps, flying 16 combat missions as a bombardier with the 15th Air Force in Europe and receiving the Air Combat Medal. Throughout his life he was a member of the 456th Bomb Group Association. A memorial service in celebration of his life will be held at Beverly Hills United Methodist Church at 11 a.m., Wednesday, January 19th. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his memory to the church.
HAZERGIAN QUEENIE Age 87; January 12, 2011. Beloved wife of the late Jack. Dearest mother of Michael (Carol) Hazergian, Gary (Darlene) Hazergian, Steven (Kathy) Hazergian. Loving grandmother of Christina (Marc) Ritter, Valerie (Brian) Gabriel, Amanda and Meredith Hazergian, Nicholas and Mikaela Hazergian, and great-grandchildren Alexis, Natalie, Noah. Dear sister of Michael (Sarah) Kaysserian. Also survived by the Darmetko, Hazergian and Boyadjian families and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, Godchildren, relatives and friends. In State Sunday 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in St. John Armenian Church, Southfield, with Dan Gark prayers at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Monday 10:30 a.m. in the church. Interment Woodlawn. Memorial tributes to St. John Armenian Church. Arrangements in the care of SIMON JAVIZIAN FUNERAL HOME, 248-626-7815. Internet condolences for the family may be sent to SJavizian@att.net
HERRON BETTE J. 83, December 28, 2010. Daughter of the late Frank Joseph and Eva (Wolfe) Ribitch. Devoted wife of the late Clarence. Mother of Gary, Bruce, and the late Christina. Sister of Dorothy Cherry, Frank (late), Vi Freeman, Bill, Jean Roberson and John and lifetime friend Shirley Johnson. Grandmother of Lindsay, Jesse, Rustin, Raelina, Timothy, RaeAnna and Karrell. Lifelong Tiger fan and retired secretary from Fraser High - Go Ramblers! Memorial celebration will be January 23 at 2 p.m. at Christ United Methodist Church in Fraser at 34385 Garfield Rd. Arrangements entrusted with the Faulmann & Walsh Golden Rule Funeral Home of Fraser. Share memories at www.faulmannwalsh.com
HIGBEE EILEEN PEARL on January 11, 2011 left us to be reunited with her mother, Mary, and beloved sisters who passed before her. Eileen was a wife, daughter, sister, mother, grandmother and a true friend. She was an exceptional woman who gave children shelter and offered unconditional love to anyone who sought out her kindness and willingness to listen. Laughter and love were the gifts she bestowed upon those fortunate people who crossed her path in this life. Eileen is survived by her husband, Robert Lewis Higbee, Sr., and sister, Elizabeth (betty) Podolan. Eileen is also survived by her children Robert Lewis Higbee, Jr., Daniel James Higbee, Timothy Keith Higbee, Jon Kenneth Higbee, Nancy Eileen Perkins and Susan Marie Alondos. In addition, she is survived by ten amazing grandchildren and three sweet great grandchildren. Heartfelt thanks to to Eileen's nieces Marilyn Leader of New York and Kathy Lee of Alabama for their love, support, and friendship throughout the years. Thank you so much Mom for sharing your gift of life, laughter, and unconditional love. Your light will always shine bright in our hearts and we will never forget you. May Irish angels forever carry you aloft upon their wings. Contributions in memory of Eileen Pearl Higbee can be made to Heartland Hospice, 3900 Germantown Road, Suite 460 Fairfax, VA 22030. Memorial is planned for Spring 2011 in new Baltimore, Michigan.
HUGHES JAMES R. January 11, 2011, age 75, of Farmington Hills, Michigan. Beloved husband of Barbara. Father of Mary (Jas) Konopka, Tom and Michael. Grandfather of Matthew and Joshua Konopka. In lieu of flowers, donations to charity of choice.
JONES PATRICIA J. Of Commerce Twp. died January 11, 2011. Survived by Thomas her beloved husband of 53 years; children Pamela (Todd) Jones-Sexton, Thomas (Sue) Jones, Kristina Jones, Michael Jones, Matthew (Brandy) Jones, and Karoline (fiancé Chris Dixon) Jones and eight grandchildren, also survived by extended family and dear friends. Pat is surely in God's hands since she was such a giving person. A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Mary Catholic Church, 1955 E. Commerce Rd., Milford, Monday, January 17 at 11 a.m. with gathering beginning at 10 a.m. Fr. Ron Anderson to officiate. Memorials to: your local food bank, American Heart Association, American Cancer Society. For further information, call Lynch & Sons 248.684.6645 or visit www.LynchFuneralDirectors.com
KAPUSTIJ MYRON B. January 12, 2011. Age 66. Husband of Donna and the late Rosalie. Father of Carolyn and Cristina. Stepfather of Victor Ptak (Patti) and Chris Ptak (Maggie). Grandfather of Alex, Garrett and Ashton. Brother of George (Augustine). Family will receive friends at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward (btwn. 13-14 Mile), Sunday 2-8 p.m. Panachyda (Prayers) 7:30 p.m. Funeral service Monday 10 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Ukrainian Catholic Church, 3150 Commor at McDougall, Hamtramck. Visitation at church 9:30 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Memorial tributes to the church. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
KERRIGAN JOAN MADELINE Passed away December 22, 2010. Age 86 years. Joan was born on April 15, 1924 in Easton, Hampshire, England and came to the United States in 1974. She is survived by her beloved husband of 60 years, Ken; her daughters, Helen (Steve) Lawler, Pauline Kerrigan, Belinda Kerrigan; grandchildren Karen, Kate, Jenna, Alexandra, and Shane; and seven great-grandchildren. "There is a hole in our hearts that can never be filled, she will be greatly missed." A Memorial Service will take place in the spring. Memorials appreciated to the Salvation Army, 3015 N. Main St., Royal Oak, Michigan 48073. Please share memories at www.lynchfuneraldirectors.com.