ARMSTRONG DAVID M. January 14, 2013, age 76 of Plymouth. Beloved husband of Sally. Survived by four daughters, 12 grandchildren, and two great-grandsons. Visitation Thursday, 2-9 p.m. with Friday 10:30 a.m. Funeral service at Vermeulen Funeral Home, 46401 W. Ann Arbor Rd. (btwn. Sheldon & Beck), Plymouth. Interment Glen Eden Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to The American Cancer Society. To share a memory, please visit vermeulenfuneralhome.com
BELDEAN LOLA PEARL Age 81, January 13, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Nick. Cherished mother of Nick, Mike and Dave. Loving grandmother and great-grandmother of many. Visitation Saturday, January 19 from 2-7 pm at the Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 Six Mile Rd. in Livonia. www.harryjwillfuneralhome.com
BLOND GEORGE P. of Dearborn, Michigan passed on January 15, 2013 in Florida at the age of 86 with his family at his side. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 62 years, Helen, in 2009. He is survived by his son Peter and his wife Maria of Palm City, Florida and their children George and Christine; his daughter Vicki Padlo and her husband Larry of Naples, Florida and their children John and Helen; his brother Steve Xantheas of Dearborn, MI; his sister Potula Spanopoulos of Bloomfield Hills, MI.; his brother-in-law Nickolas Kalergis and his wife Amalea of Dearborn Heights, MI; and a large extended Greek family of nieces, nephews and their children. He was close to his entire extended family. Mr. Blond was born in Tseria, a small village in southern Greece that had no electricity, water or road to it until the late 1970s. He came to America after World War II with no education, no money, no friends and no English language skills. His story was both the American dream and the typical America immigrant post war success story. He was a successful restaurateur and investor in Detroit. He was Greek and he was Orthodox and he was American and he was very proud to be all three. Through his businesses and personally he gave generously to Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church of Westland, MI, St. John Chrysostom in Palm City, FL and St. James in Port St. Lucie, FL. He also gave generously to Wayne State University. He helped many people. Most of all, he helped his family. He brought his brothers and sisters to America and helped them start productive and happy lives here. He got great satisfaction out of knowing their success and happiness, and the success and happiness of their children, was his success and his happiness too. He was a great sportsman. He hunted and fished around the world. His trophy room included a full body mount of a lion he shot in Africa. He was a 32nd degree Mason. The family asks that contributions in lieu of flowers be made to the above mention organizations or, for that matter, any other charity to which the giver is partial. Visitation Friday 4:30 p.m. until 7:00 Trisagion at Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 36375 Joy Rd. in Westland (between Wayne & Newburgh). Funeral Service Saturday 10:30 am at the church. Interment Parkview Memorial Cemetery. An online guestbook is available at www.charlesstepfuneralhome.com.
BOMMARITO MARY ELIZABETH. January 12, 2013 Age 99. Peacefully in the loving care of Shelby Nursing Center. Formerly of East Pointe, MI. Longtime executive secretary for Ford Motor Company, graduate of Wayne State University and accomplished artist. Daughter of the late Marco and Rosaria (nee DeLisi) Bommarito. Sister of the late Josephine Moceri, Grace, Madeline Oliveto, Sam and Julia. Loving aunt of Mark Bommarito, Concetta Corcoran, Lenore Bresinski, Roseann Oliveto-McNamara, Mary Frances Oliveto-Civitarese. Also survived by many grand nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward (between 13-14 Mile), Tuesday 8:30 a.m. with procession at 9 a.m. to the National Shrine of the Little Flower, Woodward Ave. at Twelve Mile Rd., for Funeral Mass 10 a.m. Visitation at church begins at 9:30 a.m. Rite of Committal Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
BROWN REBECCA LOU age 37, January 15, 2013. Beloved daughter of Richard and Jacquelyn. Dear sister of Brent. Loving grand- daughter of Betty Lou Brown and Louann Wood. Visitation Friday 2-9 p.m. at the Kaul Funeral Home, 28433 Jefferson Avenue, St. Clair Shores. In state Saturday 9:30 a.m. until 10 a.m., the time of the Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Hope Parish, St. Gertrude Campus, St. Clair Shores. Rebecca owned a Farmers Insurance Agency in St. Clair Shores since 2010. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Homes for Angel Rescue, 53151 Chesterfield Road, Chesterfield, MI 48051. kaulfuneralhome.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
BURKE LAURA 92; of Dearborn Heights, died January 15, 2013. Laura is survived by her children Patrick (Chung), Patricia (Nick) Grad, Priscilla Smith, and Judy (David) Perry; her twelve grandchildren, twenty- four great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren. Sadly, she was preceded in death by her husband of sixty years, Patrick (d.2000). Funeral Ceremony Friday, January 18th, 10 am at the Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, 23720 Farmington Rd., (between 9-10 Mile Rds., just N of Grand River), downtown Farmington (248-474-5200). Visitation, Thursday 4-8 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts suggested to the Salvation Army, 27500 Shiawassee Rd., Farmington Hills, MI 48336. heeney-sundquist.com
CONLEY DONALD E., January 15, 2013 Age 60. Beloved husband of Darcy for 34 years. Dear father of Ryan Enders (Michele). Grandfather of Alex Enders. Son of Wilma Conley Maille. Brother of Ken Conley. Family will receive friends Saturday 12 3 p.m. at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward (between 13-14 Mile). View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
CORNECELLI JOSEPH L., age 61 of Troy, passed away January 15, 2013. Beloved husband of Vicki. Loving father of Christopher (Stephanie Gabor) Cornecelli. Dear brother of Edith (James) Smith and Carla Cornecelli. The family will received friends Friday 5 p.m. until the time of the funeral service 7 p.m. at the Sawyer-Fuller Funeral Home, 2125 12 Mile Rd., Berkley (2 Blks. W. of Woodward). In lieu of flowers, the family would greatly appreciate contributions be made to the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN), 4915 St. Elmo Ave, Suite 202, Bethesda, MD 20814 and/or the Beaumont Foundation, P.O. Box 5802, Troy, MI 48007. In gratitude of Beaumont's dedicated Hospice Team. Share your memories at www.sawyerfuller.com
DERATANY MARY J. January 14, 2013, age 76. Beloved wife of Anthony A. for 57 years. Loving mother of CheryI (Tony) Haska, Anthony D. (Judy), Marie (Eric) OchadIeus. Grandmother of Lauren, Nicole, Rachel, Samantha and Cassidy. Sister of Carmen Unsworth. Visitation Friday at the St. Clair Shores Chapel of the Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 25800 Harper Avenue 2:00 p.m. Till 9:00 p.m. with evening Trisagion Service at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Saturday in state 10:00 a.m. till time of Service 11:00 a.m. at St. George Orthodox Church, 2160 E. Maple Rd., Troy, MI. Interment will take place in White Chapel Cemetery, Troy, Ml. Share a memory with the family at www.bcfh.com.
DeSANTIS DARIO January 15, 2013. Beloved husband of Diane. Dearest father of Yvonne (Vince) Piruzza, Larry (Lynn), Mary (Brian) Rothermel, and Denise (Jason) Thomas. Loving grandfather of 10. Dear son of Teresa and the late Enrico. Dear brother of Dina (Roy) Sutton and the late Vinci (Angelo) Palmieri. Family will receive friends Thursday from 3-8 pm and Friday from 1-8 pm with Rosary at 7 pm at Stanley Turowski Funeral Home, 25509 W. Warren, Dearborn Heights. Instate Saturday 9 am at St. Linus Church until time of Mass at 9:30 am. Share condolences at www.stanleyturowskifuneralhome.com
DODDS DELORES M. Age 82, of Linden, died Saturday, January 12, 2013. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, January 19, 2013 at Sharp Funeral Homes, Fenton Chapel, 1000 Silver Lake Rd., Fenton, with pastor James Rolf officiating. Visitation will be at the funeral home Saturday from 10 a.m. until time of service. Those desiring may make contributions to Community Sharing or a charity of your choice. Delores was born October 21, 1930 in Detroit, the daughter of Jack and Mable (Judge) Morton. She married Arthur Edwin Dodds February 4, 1950. She had resided in Linden for the past 8 years, coming from Tawas City/Detroit. Delores was a member of Hope Lutheran Church, Linden and was a volunteer at the Loose Senior Center in Linden. Surviving are three children, Kathleen and husband Steve Pardikes of White Lake, Ron and wife Lori Dodds of Linden, and Brian and wife Lisa Dodds of Leslie; four grandchildren, Courtney Dodds of Fowlerville, Ryan Look of Linden, Caitlin Dodds of Chicago, Illinois, and Mackenzie Dodds of Linden; two great-grandchildren, Deagun and Griffin; sister, Nancy LaRoque of Detroit; brother, Bill and wife Mary Morton of Deerfield; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and her faithful companion, Fannie. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Arthur Dodds; and daughter, Patricia Look. Online tributes may be posted on the obituaries page at www.sharpfuneralhomes.com.
DROUIN EDITH E. Age 97 . Beloved wife of the late Ray. Dear mother of Roger (Carol), Janet (David) Drouin-Evans and Richard (Caroline). Sister of Thelma Giordano, June Graham and Loraine Yurmanovic. Fifteen grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild also survive. Visitation Friday 3-9 pm with Funeral Services Saturday 3 pm at Wessels & Wilk Funeral Home, 23690 Woodward Ave. Pleasant Ridge. Memorials are suggested to Karmanos Cancer. Burial Glen Eden.
DUBAY JOHN J. January 15, 2013, age 49. Beloved husband of Marie. Dear brother of Thomas (Billie Jean), Margaret (Stephen) Mikus, Marie (the late Cletus) Smith, James (Maureen), Dorothy (Thomas) Sobota and the late Michelle (Robert) Lee. Loving son of the late Wilfred and the late Virginia. Brother -in-law of Walter (Mary Ann) Dorda, Martin (Deborah) Dorda and Daniel Dorda. Son-in- law of the late Walter (the late Marcia) Dorda. Also remembered by many loving nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews. Visitation at S.K. Schultz Funeral Home, 43300 Garfield (N. of 19 Mile), Clinton Township Friday 2-9 p.m. Rosary 7 .m. In state Saturday 9:30 a.m. at St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church, 48115 Schoenherr (between 21 and 22 Mile Rds.) until time of Mass at 10 a.m. Burial Resurrection Cemetery. Memorial tributes to The Multiple Sclerosis Society are welcome. Share a memory at schultzfuneralhome.com.
ELLIS MELVYN Age 75, January 15, 2013. Beloved husband of the recently departed Georgia. Loving father of Paula (Nick), Albert (April), and Angela (Kosta). Cherished grandfather of Ashley, Josh, and Nate. Visitation Friday 2-9 pm at the A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 32000 Schoenherr Rd. at Masonic, Warren. Trisagion Friday 6:00 pm. In state Saturday 9:30 am until time of funeral 10:00 am at St. John Greek Orthodox Church, 11455 Metropolitan Parkway, Sterling Heights. Interment Cadillac Memorial Gardens East Cemetery. ahpeters.com
FRANCKOWIAK VIRGINIA LEE January 13, 2013, age 82. Beloved wife of Robert for 59 years. Loving mother of Deborah (Paul) Fekete, Gayle (Wayne) Lewis, Anne Marie (Al) Beasinger, Tina Franckowiak and Allison (Joel) Shelton. Cherished grandmother of five and great-grandmother three. Dear sister of Patricia Franckowiak, Pauline Kaszowski and the late William Sotell. Visitation Thursday 2-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary at the Leonard A. Turowski & Son Funeral Home, 9300 Middlebelt Rd. (N. of Joy). Funeral Mass Friday, 10:30 a.m. (in state 10 a.m.) at St. Dunstan Catholic Church in Garden City. www.neely-turowski.com
FREEDMAN REBECCA. Beloved wife of the late Robert Freedman. Dear mother of Jeff (Kaylee) Freedman, and Paulla Myers. Loving grand mother of Kendra (Adam) Rosenzweig, Marni Freedman, Dennis (Patty) Terzian and the late David Terzian. Devoted great-grandmother of Benjamin, Lila, Elliot, Owen and Maeve. Adoring sister of Robert (Sandy) Noble, Faye McCann and the late Morris (the late Ann) Noble and the late Eleanor Orlow. Also survived by many other loving family members and friends. SERVICES FRIDAY, 12:00PM AT THE DORFMAN CHAPEL, FARMINGTON HILLS (248) 406-6000 or visit www.thedorfmanchapel.com
FUCIARELLI HELENA VERONICA age 90, of Madison Heights, MI, passed away on January 11, 2013 in Gladwin, MI. Beloved wife of the late Francis. Loving mother of Richard (Donna), Neal and Marty. Grandmother of Megan. Great grandmother of Rhys Michael. Visitation Friday, January 18, 2013 from 3pm to 9pm. Funeral service Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 10am at Hopcroft Funeral Home, 31145 John R, Madison Heights, MI 48071.
GADWELL THERESA M. Age 94, January 12, 2013 of Livonia. Beloved wife of the late Walter. Loving mother of Malia, William (Anne) and Robert G. Dear grandmother of Patti, Amanda (Aaron) and William. Dear sister of Evangeline and William. She was preceded in death by her siblings Al, Stella, Helen, Art, Jack, May and Pat. A Memorial Service will be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 32070 W. Seven Mile Rd., Livonia on Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 3 pm. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Michigan Humane Society or the Alzheimers Assoc. Please share a memory at www.rggrharis.com
GARDNER CAROL of Lincoln Park, January 15, 2013. Age 75. Loving mother of James (Diana) Alexander and Jennie Burzynski. Dear sister of Robert Stancer. Carol was born in Allen Park, Michigan. She had a great sense of humor and loved life. Memorial visitation Friday 2-4 p.m. with Service at 4 p.m. from Czopek Funeral Directors, 2157 Oak St., Wyandotte, 734-285-9000.
GODFREY JAMES R. of Traverse City, formerly of Detroit, died January 14, 2013 at 85 years of age. Loving husband of Janet, dear father of Christine DeGrandchamp, Catherine Godfrey, Denise Stommel, James Godfrey, Cindy Melichar and Steve Godfrey. Also surviving are 10 grand- children, 11 great-grandchildren, and loving brother of Irving Godfrey and Olive Margaret Laitala. He had worked in autosales and was a long time member of Multi-Lakes Conservation Club. Cremation has taken place. Memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, January 19 at The Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City, with visitation one hour prior to the service. For a complete obituary, please visit www.reynolds-jonkhoff.com
GOIKE ALEX J. age 93, of Ray Township passed away on January 16, 2013. Alex married Dorothy Hytinen in 1950 at St. Marks Catholic Church in Warren. Alex worked at his farm in Ray Township for over 60 years. Alex is survived by his two sons Greg (Theresa) and Mark (Karen) both of Ray Township. Grandchildren Alyssa, Jacob, and Cole Goike. Preceded in death by his wife Dorothy in 2003. Funeral services will take place on January 19, 2013 10 am at St. Clement Catholic Church. Visitation will be on January 18, 2013 from 2-8 pm with a 7:30 Rosary. Burial will be at Davis Cemetery. Arrangements by the Henry M. Malburg Funeral Home.
GRESCOVIAK ROBERT J. "BOB" age 87. January 15, 2013. Beloved son of the late George and the late Susie Grescoviak. Dear brother of Ray Grescoviak. Loving uncle of Barb Glorio, and great-uncle of Gary (Carla) Glorio, and Nancy Glorio. Great-great uncle of Stella, and Amanda. Visitation Friday 2-8 p.m. with an evening Rosary at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 ½ Mile Road). Bob will lie in state at 10:30 a.m. at St. Peter Catholic Church in Mt. Clemens until the time of his Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. Memorial donations appreciated to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 1471 E. 12 Mile, Madison Hgts., MI 48071. Please share memories at www.Temrowski.com
HAAS GEORGE F., May 28, 1953 - January 15, 2013. Beloved son of the late Patricia A. Flynn and Charles J. Haas. Dear brother of Mike (Marybeth), Fred (Nancy), Andy, C.J., Mary, K.C. (Mike) Boucher and Ann (David) Turner. Uncle of Sean (Stacey), Erynn (Ray) Reichenberg, Andrea, Ryan, Michael (Kristin) Boucher and Trevor. Favorite uncle of Kenneth Wolfgang, Kristen Boucher and Lindsay. Favorite, favorite uncle of Elizabeth and Natalie Turner. Great uncle of Riley Haas and Ryder Boucher. Visitation Friday 3-9 p.m. at the Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 Six Mile Rd. in Livonia. Funeral service Saturday 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
HAMMERSCHMIDT THOMAS D., SR. Age 84, January 15, 2013. Beloved husband of Geri. Dear father of Tom Jr. (Pam), Richard, Sharon, Janet (Dan) Cook and D.J. Grandfather of Kathleen, Jeff and Emily. Brother of Jack, Peggy, Phyllis (Don) Scheff, Jerry (Cindy), Nancy Rice and the late Billy, Pat DeYonker, Richard, and Bob. Visitation Thursday 2-8 p.m. with 7 p.m. evening Rosary at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 N. Inkster Rd., Garden City (between Ford Rd. & Cherry Hill). In state Friday 10 a.m. followed by the 10:30 a.m. Mass at St. Sabina Catholic Church, 25605 Ann Arbor Trail (between Inkster & Telegraph). Family suggests memorials to the Special Olympics of Michigan. www.santeiufuneralhome.com
HILLMAN PHILLIP L. Age 52 of Plymouth, MI, died on January 11, 2013. Preceded in death by his father, William Hillman, and sister, Sydney Hillman. Survived by his daughter, Jessica Hillman; granddaughter, Clarity; mother, June Hillman; sisters, Dana (Richard) Reid, Inga (Roland) Eveleth, Janet (William) Sinclair, Lyle (Matthew) Lad; brother Bill (Kim) Hillman; many nieces, nephews, and friends. Graveside services will be held at a later date. For further information please phone Lynch & Sons Funeral Home in Milford, 248-684-6645 or visit www.LynchFuneralDirectors.com.
HOLMES JAMES C. SR., "SHERLOCK" January 14, 2013 Age 83 of Bloomfield Hills. Beloved husband of Helen (nee Winkler) for 59½ years. Dear father of James C. Jr. (Kathy), Stephen W. (Mary), and William P. (Dottie). Loving "Kiki" of Kristin, Jay, Hadley, Stephen, Austin, Perry, Andy and Paul. Brother of Nancy Gilbert. Also survived by his cat "Chief". Graduate of Cranbrook School (cum laude), the University of Arizona (valedictorian) and the University of Michigan (valedictorian), receiving his MBA. Longtime real estate investor and appraiser. Member of the Appraisal Institute and Real Estate Answer Forum. Former Chairman of the Board of Crittenton Hospital. Adjunct professor of real estate at U of M Business School. Member of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity and head usher at Christ Church Cranbrook. Memorial service Saturday, 2p.m. at Christ Church Cranbrook, (Lone Pine Rd. west of Woodward), Bloomfield Hills. Memorial to Cranbrook Schools. A.J. Desmond & Sons 248-549-0500. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
HONOS DONNA LEE, age 78 unexpectedly passed away at home January 15, 2013. Donna was the loving wife of the late Dr. John R. Honos and the devoted mother of Matthew, John and her dear daughter, Jill. Her grand children, Brittany, Kelly and Sarah were the light of her life and she was very proud of the young women each has become. Mrs. Honos has also left behind a sister, Pat Spicer and a brother, Jim Borwick along with many nieces, nephews and special friends who were so dear to her. Donna was retired from Clinton Valley Elementary School where she taught special education for many years. A Funeral Service will be held Saturday, January 19 at Noon at Kaul Funeral Home 35201 Garfield, Clinton Twp. Visitation will be on Friday, January 18 from 2 p.m. until 9 p.m. www.kaulfuneralhome.com
HUTCHINS RUSSELL N. Age 87, January 13, 2013 of Plymouth. Beloved husband of the late Dorothy (Sternfels). Dear father of Mark (Shirley) and Ruth (Steven) Crain. Memorial Service Saturday 11:00 am at NorthRidge Church, 49555 N. Territorial Road, (corner of N. Territorial and Ridge) Plymouth, (734) 414-7777. Interment Parkview Memorial Cemetery. To share a memory, please visit vermeulenfuneralhome.com
KOCH RICHARD ARTHUR Age 81 of Plymouth. Beloved husband of Violet for 57 years. Loving father of Joyce (Craig) Prokopchak, Mark (Cynthia) Koch, Ellen (Vartan) Mkrtumian, and Rosemary (Chris) Rodgers. Cherished grand- father of Carl, Lisa (Aaron), Hilary, Claire, Michelle, Natalie, Michael, Brian (Anna) and Bob. Brother of Ernestine. Visitation will take place at Fred Wood Funeral Home 36100 Five Mile Road (E. of Levan) Livonia. Friday 3-9pm. Funeral services will take place at St. Kenneth Catholic Church 14951 North Haggerty Road Plymouth, MI 48170 Saturday, Instate 10am, Mass 10:30am. Memorial contributions may be made to Angela Hospice Development Office 14100 Newburgh Rd. Livonia, MI 48154. Please share memories at Fredwoodfuneralhome.com
KOVACIC JOSEPH M., January 15, 2013. Age 81. Beloved husband of Joanne. Dearest father of Jane (Jerry) Dancey and Julie (Marc) Hintze. Dear grandfather of Kelly, Kathryn, and Ava. Dear brother of Dorothy (the late Gordon) Kelly, Robert Kovacic, Barbara (Tony) Figurelle, Patricia (Allen) Shaffer, and the late John (the late Irene) Kovacic. Visitation Friday 3-9 pm at the Resurrection Funeral Home, 40800 Hayes, Clinton Twp. Instate Saturday 11:30 am until the time of Mass 12:00 pm at St. Hubert Catholic Church, 38775 Prentiss, Harrison Twp. Burial with military honors at Resurrection Cemetery. Donations to the ALS Foundation would be appreciated.
KRAYNAK EDWARD P. Age 93, January 15, 2013 of Allen Park. Beloved husband of the late Lois and the late Susanne Rose. Loving father of Rita (John) Constantakis and Byron (Dana). Dearest grandpa of Sara, Crista (Nick) Herhilan and Nicholas. Visitation Friday 3:00-9:00pm and funeral service Saturday 12:00 noon at the Allen Park Chapel-Martenson Family of Funeral Homes, 10915 Allen Rd. (Corner of Goddard). Family suggests donations to the Great Lakes Lighthouse Association or the Great Lakes Symphony. Visit Edward's eternal tribute at www.martenson.com
LABOE BERNARD S. "BARNEY", 87 of Fort Myers, formerly of Michigan died Monday, January 14, 2013. He was a member of the Church of the Resurrection of Our Lord. While serving his country as a Marine, Barney survived the WWII battle of Iwo Jima. He played many sports in High School and college and his picture is in the UofD Mercy Sports Hall of Fame. Surviving are his children, Barbara (McClure) Mathews, Patricia (Ron) Keutzer, Judy (Ray) Lacroix, James (Denise) Laboe, and Michael (Jean) Laboe, brother, Raymond (Elaine) Laboe, 12 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Barney was pre-deceased by Nan, his loving wife of 61 years. Friends may call at the Hodges-Kiser Funeral Home, 9231 Cypress Lake Drive, Friday from 4-7 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday at 10:30 AM at the Church of the Resurrection Chapel. Internment will be at a later date. The family prefers memorials be made to Hope Hospice Team 250, or a charity of your choice.
LALLY LAURA J. Age 53. Beloved wife of Michael. Dear mother of Kelli (Andy) Sussex, Tami (Ken) Rozenboom, Chris (Jennifer), and Melanie (Jay) Schwark. Loving grandmother of Tommy, Scott, Chloe, Tori, Emma, Cameron, Kaltan, Kenny Jr., Marcus, Megan, Kathryne, and Ryan. Dear sister of Kathleen Pannone, Cindy Ann Grant, Maureen Parent, Jan Stonis, and the late Brian Parent. Daughter of Lawrence and Jacquelyn Parent. Loving, happy, funny, quirky, understanding and full of life. She was always positive and ready to give. She always put others before herself. Her life was cut short but the love she gave while here will live on forever. Visitation Friday 3-8 p.m. with Funeral Service Saturday 10 a.m. at Charles R. Step Funeral Home, 18425 Beech Daly (btw 6 and 7 Mile). Contributions to the family appreciated. Condolences to charlesstepfuneralhome.com.
LEMEN MARK W. Age 56, of Clinton Township, October 21, 2012. A graduate of St. Mary's of Redford High School, he went on to Michigan State University where he received his Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Chemical Engineering. He spent his career working for Ford Motor Co, GM and Chrysler Corp. Preceded in death by his parent, George and Jeanne Lemen. Dear brother of Anne C. (Luis) Morales and Paul M. (Kim) Lemen. Also surviving are his niece and nephews Elena and Nicolas Morales and Nathaniel and Joseph Lemen. There will be private family burial. Please join the family for a Celebration of Mark's Life on Saturday, January 19, 2013 at the Embassy Suites Detroit-Troy/Auburn Hills, 850 Tower Drive, Troy, Michigan at 1 p.m. Contributions in Mark's name may be made to the Macomb County Department of Human Services, Childrens Foster Care Services, ATTN: Karen Urquart, 19700 Hall Rd., Suite A, Clinton Twp, MI 48038.
MACHOWSKI LILLIAN M. Age 83, of Clarkston, January 15, 2013; born in Mayfield, Pennsylvania to Walter and Anna Kumash; wife of the late Edward; loving mother of Thomas (Bonnie) Machowski and the late Marsha Machowski; grandmother of Ryan & Scott; sister of Joan Lupan and the late Florence Dombrowski; also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Lillian was an advocate for Developmental Disabled Adults for over 40 years. In 1982, Lillian, her husband and several others founded Post 26, which is now New Gateways, Inc. Visitation Thursday 3-8 p.m. and Friday 2-8 p.m. at Pixley Funeral Home, 3530 Auburn Rd., Auburn Hills; Funeral service Saturday 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to New Gateways, Inc., 5642 W. Maple Rd., West Bloomfield, MI 48322. www.pixleyfhauburnhills.com
MARTIN MILDRED age 79 of Westland. Beloved wife of Charles. Funeral Saturday 11 a.m. at Vermeulen Funeral Home, Westland. vermeulenfuneralhome.com
MATELONEK LUCIA Age 82. January 14, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Antoni. Loving mother of Patrina (Joe) Gafa, Michelle Matelonek, Melanie (Craig) Metalski, Richard Matelonek, William Sosnowski, and Felicia (Sal) Moszczenski. Dear sister of Lorraine Shekoski. Survived by 12 grand-children and six great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her sons Paul (the late Denise Martinez) and Robert Matelonek; and siblings Jean Czarnecki, Stanley Wallison, and Valerie Kluza. The family would like to thank mom's caregiver Tina Austin for her love and support. Visitation Friday 1:00 - 8:00 pm at A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Ave., at Vernier Rd., Grosse Pointe Woods. Rosary 6:30 pm. In state Saturday from 9:30 am until 10 am Funeral Mass at St. Hyacinth Church 3151 Farnsworth, Detroit. ahpeters.com
McALEER AGNES. Age 85 January 15, 2013 Beloved wife of the late Richard "Dick." Loving mother of Alan (Donna) & Brian (fianceé' Gretchen Grein). Proud grandmother of Erin & Colin. Preceded in death by her parents Alois and Katharina Kuester and siblings Al Kuester and Sophie O'Melia. Visitation Friday 2-5 p.m. & 6-9 p.m. with Rosary at 7 p.m. at McCabe Funeral Home, 31950 W. Twelve Mile Rd. (W. of Orchard Lake Rd.,) Farmington Hills. In State Saturday 10 a.m. until time of Mass 11 a.m. at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 4300 Walnut Lake Road (W. of Orchard Lake Rd.), West Bloomfield Township, Interment Grand Lawn Cemetery, Detroit. www.mccabefuneralhome.com
McGRORY PHYLLIS E. Age 89 of Southfield, passed away January 15, 2013. Beloved wife of the late James McGrory (1977). Loving companion of the late Robert Vibert (2009). Dear Great Aunt of Terry Shevchenko. Also survived by her extended family, Kent (Mary) Vibert, Brady (Gaile) Vibert, Mark (Paula) Vibert, and Lynne (Robert) Hakim. Also preceded in death by siblings, Theodore Barnes and Marie Nothhelfer; and niece, Joan Shevchenko. The family will receive friends Thursday 5-8 pm at the Sawyer-Fuller Funeral Home, 2125 12 Mile Rd., Berkley (2 Blks. W. of Woodward). Private burial at Indian Fields Township Cemetery in Caro. Share your memories at www.sawyerfuller.com
MUSZYNSKI STANLEY ANTHONY SR. Age 86 January 15, 2013. Beloved husband of Grace (nee TOCCO) for 60 cherished years. Loving father of Victoria (Steve) Honold, Stan Jr. (Sandy), Fred (Sheila), Paul (Cyndi), Donna & Anne. Proud grandfather of ten. Dearest brother of Rose Marsh. Mr. Muszynski was owner of Excellent Police Equipment. Visitation Thursday 3-9 p.m., Friday 1-9 p.m. with 7:00 p.m. Rosary at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons Inc. 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Funeral Saturday Instate 10:00 a.m. at St. Ronald Church, 17701 15 Mile (between Garfield & Groesbeck) until time of Mass at 10:30 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On Line Guest Book" @ WujekCalcaterra.com
PALAZZOLO SALVADORE Age 85, January 13, 2013. Beloved husband of the late Cecelia. Dear father of Chris (Jeanne) Palazzolo, John (Suzanne) Palazzolo, Joe (Lynn) Palazzolo and Samantha (Mathew) May. Loving grandfather of 12 grandchildren and many great grandchildren. Brother of Jim (Barbara) Palazzolo and Jackie Turner. In state Thursday, January 17, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. until time of Mass 9:30 a.m. St. Mark Catholic Church, Warren, Michigan. Memorials to Pancreatic Cancer or St. Jude. Share a memory at edwardswansonandsonfuneralhome.com
PALUMBO FRANK J. Age 94, January 14, 2013. Beloved husband of the late Concetta and the late Irene. Loving father of Alfonso (Sandra K.) Palumbo, Salvatore (Sandra R.) Palumbo, Diane (Gerie Bledsoe) Ruszczyk, the late David Ruszczyk and Debra Ruszczyk. Dear brother of James (Terri) Palumbo and Grace Boffman. Also survived by 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation Friday 1 - 8 pm at Weise Funeral Home, 7210 Park Ave., Allen Park (313) 382-1150. Downriver Veterans Honor Guard Service at 5 pm. Knights of Columbus Rosary Service at 7 pm. In State Saturday 1:30 pm until time of Mass 2 pm at St. Frances Cabrini Church 9000 Laurence (at Wick), Allen Park. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Detroit, MI. Please visit our online obituary/guestbook at www.weisefuneralhome.com
PILOT ELIZABETH 98, January 13, 2013. Born November 4, 1914, in Fanna, Italy. Beloved wife of the late Victor. Loving mother of Roy (Nancy), Larry (Lynne), Lenora Pilot-Turner (Mel Turner), Mark, and the late Mary (Ted) Wollesen. Proud grandmother of 14 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. Visitation at A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Avenue (at Vernier), Grosse Pointe Woods (313-884-5500) on Thursday, January 17, 2:30-9 p.m. Funeral service Friday, January 18, 10 a.m. at A.H. Peters.
PIZZO VINCENZO "JIMMY" January 15, 2013 Age 85. Beloved husband of Lucia (nee: Fucinari) of 60 years. Loving father of Vince (Johanna). Proud grandfather of Sara (Jamie) Ventimeglia and Paul (Mave) and great-grandfather of Tommy, Jimmy, Antonella, and Isabella. Dear brother of the late Victor, Dominic, Benny, Jackie, Josephine, Faye and Annie. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Visitation at the Sterling Heights Chapel of Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 13650 E. Fifteen Mile Road (@ Schoenherr) Friday 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with evening prayers 6:45 pm. Funeral Saturday at St. John Vianney, 54045 Schoenherr, Shelby Twp. In State 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass 10:00 a.m. Entombment Resurrection Cemetery. Share a memory at wwww.bcfh.com
POPLOWSKI CAROLE ANN, age 57 of Warren, went to be with the Lord January 15, 2013. Beloved daughter of Irene and the late Edward. Loving sister of Edreen Bergman and Gloria (Alfred) Kaiser. Dear aunt of Kristine (Christopher) Welch, Meredith (Anthony) Atrasz and Kathryn Kaiser. Grand aunt of Ava Welch, Rorey Welch and Kasimira Atrasz. Visitation Friday 1-9 p.m. at A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 32000 Schoenherr at Masonic (13 1/2 Mile Rd.), Warren. Service is Saturday at 12 Noon. Memorials to Doctors Without Borders. ahpeters.com
POWERS ELAINE LEONA age 80, of Berkley, died January 15, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Joseph. Loving mother of Kathleen (Anthony) Glaza, Joseph (Vanessa) Powers, DDS, Eileen (Philip) Clark and James (Mary Lou) Powers. Proud grandmother of 15 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Visitation Friday 2-8:30 p.m. with a 6 p.m. Scripture Service at the Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 705 W 11 Mile Rd. (4 blks. E of Woodward), Royal Oak. In state Saturday 10:30 a.m. until time of Mass 11 a.m. at Our Lady of LaSalette Catholic Church, Berkley. Memorials to U of D High School or the LaSalette Missionaries Retirement Home are appreciated. Share your memories at www.sullivanfuneraldirectors.com.
REDDINGTON EILEEN A. Age 88 of Livonia. January 13, 2013. Loving wife of the late Daniel. Dear mother of Mary (John) Modetz and Donna Andrews. Cherished grandmother of Daniel, Scott (Leila), Holly (Jorge), Erik and Ryan. Great Grandmother of Alexis and Zuri Mae. Sister of Bud (Marcy), Roger (Phyllis), Mick (Lori) Fellman, and the late Mary (Ted) Tillman. Survived by many loving and caring nieces, nephews, and friends. Eileen loved painting, gardening, playing bridge, card games with her grandchildren, and spending time in Florida. Through her membership in the Livonia and Farmington Art Clubs she looked forward to displaying her paintings around town. Eileen was truly "one of a kind." Mass of Resurrection Saturday, January 19, 2013 11:30 a.m. with an instate time of 11:00 a.m. at St. Colette Catholic Church, 17600 Newburg Rd., Livonia. The family will receive friends Friday 2-8 p.m. with a 7 p.m. sharing of memories time at Fred Wood Funeral Home, 36100 Five Mile Rd., Livonia. Interment Van Hoosen Jones Cemetery, Rochester Hills. Suggested memorials to Paint a Miracle Art Studio, 400 Water St. LL4, Rochester, MI 48307. Online guestbook www.modetzfuneralhomes.com
ROBERGE DAYLE C. January 13, 2013, age 64 of Dearborn Heights. Beloved wife of Matthew. Loving mother of Matthew (Ann) Roberge and Danielle (Phill) Pusilo. Dear sister of Phyllis, Corinne, the late Darlene and Sharon. Dearest grandmother of Dylan, Kaylan, Collan and Josslan. Visitation Wednesday, January 16, 2013 from 2-9 p.m and Thursday 1-9 p.m. with a Rosary Thursday 7:00 p.m. at the Dearborn Chapel of Voran Funeral Home, 23701 Ford Road., (313) 278-5100. In state Friday 9:30 a.m. with a 10:00 a.m. Mass of the Resurrection to follow at St. Anselm Catholic Church, 17650 W. Outer Drive, Dearborn Heights. Interment St. Hedwig Cemetery. Visit our online guestbook and share memories at www.voranfuneralhome.com
SAGE ELIZABETH L. "BETTY" Age 66, of Macomb Twp. passed away on January 15, 2013. Loving wife of 35 years to Paul B. Sage. Dear sister-in-law of Elaine M. O'Brien. Dear aunt of Kathleen M. Osborn and great aunt of Bernedette. Visitation Thursday from 5:00-9:00 p.m. and Friday from 2:00-9:00 p.m. at the Wasik Funeral Home, Inc. 49150 Schoenherr Rd. (N. of 22 Mile Rd.) Shelby Twp. Funeral Service Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the Funeral Home. Interment at Resurrection Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy can be shared with the family online at www.wasikfuneralhome.com