ADRAY LOUISE (Nee KAJOIAN) Please call the Edward KorKoian Funeral Home, 248-541-8325 for day and time of visitation and funeral. Full notice to run in Sundays paper.
ALLOY MARGARET L. age 82 formerly of Hazel Park passed away on January 16, 2013. Dearest mother of Mark (Lina) Alloy and Linda Jones. Dear grandmother of David (Jennifer) Alloy, Steven (Ashley) Alloy, and Christopher Jones. She is also survived by her great-grand-children Angelina, Julianna, Jacob, sister Elizabeth Marano, and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Sunday January 20, 2013 from 2-9 p.m. at Resurrection Funeral Home 40800 Hayes Rd. Clinton Twp., MI 48038. Additional visitation will be Monday at 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. at the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers please send donations to The American Diabetes Association Detroit MI Office 30200 Telegraph Road, Suite 105 Bingham Farms, MI 48025. Please visit www.resurrectionfuneralhome.com
BALL MARY MARGARET Age 73. January 17, 2013. Dearest wife of Edward for 55 years. Loving mother of Kathleen (Philip) Kos, Dianna (Donald) Markin and Pamela (Marc) Shelton. Beloved grandma of Melissa, Kristina, Michele, Casey, Brandon, Shelby and Sydney. Dear great-grandma of four great-grandchildren. Cherished sister of Agnes (Jerry) Hardacre. Visitation at Hackett-Metcalf Funeral Home, 2640 Monroe Blvd. (near W. Outer Dr.) Dearborn, Friday 1 to 9 p.m. with a Rosary at 7:30p.m. In state Saturday 10a.m. at St. Albert the Great Catholic Church until the time of the Funeral Mass at 10:30a.m.
BIRD K. STEVEN, 66, died Wednesday, January 16, 2013, at the VA Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky. Born on April 1, 1946 in London, England, he was the son of the late Lionel and Ellen Bird. Steve was a graduate of Northern Michigan University, and received a Masters degree in Education from the State University of New York at New Paltz, and an MBA in Accounting from Gannon University. One of Steve's proudest accomplishments was his service to his country, first as a sailor in the United States Navy, and then later as an officer in the United States Army. In his post-service civilian life, Steve served as Director of Development at the Detroit Institute of Technology and the Kendall School of Design in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He was then appointed Vice-President of Development at Villa Maria College in Erie, Pennsylvania. Steve is survived by a daughter, Jennifer (Stefan) Bird-Pollan of Lexington, KY; a son, Michael (Kristine Klute) Bird of Royal Oak, MI; two granddaughters, Anna and Lena Bird-Pollan of Lexington, KY; four brothers Ian (Marcela) Bird of Denver, Colorado, Thomas (Melanie) Bird of Charleston, West Virginia, Peter Bird of Ann Arbor, MI, and James (Linda) Bird of Plano, Texas; and a sister Julie (Rob) Kowalk of Flint, MI. He was also deeply loved by the mother of his children, Linda (Kirk) Handren of Detroit, MI, and many cousins, nieces, and nephews. Steve is remembered by those whose lives he touched, including his many caregivers, as a kind, patient, strong man with a gift for making others smile. A memorial service will be held in Michigan at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Steve's name can be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
BROWN RODNEY G., a retired inventor and Dupont Co. executive died peacefully at age 97 on January 3, 2013 in Newtown Square, PA. He was born in Elkart, IN. He was Dupont's Automotive Sales Manager in Detroit and consultant to car makers in Brazil and Venezuela.. He was a deacon in the Kirk-In-Hills in Bloomfield Hills, MI. after retirement he worked with International Executive Service Corp to improve auto finishing operations in Korea & Mexico and became a stock broker for Smith Barney. Survived by his wife of of 72 yrs. Fannie Wood (Suze) Brown. Father of Garrett, Margaret and Sheldon and father in law to Carl, Ellen And Jude, adored granddad of Jonathan, Janet , Sarah, Jamison, Rachel, Garrett and Jessica. Great granddad to Jasmine, Savanna, Marley, Cole, Dylan, Hudson, Griffin, Ruby and Charlotte. FUNERAL SERVICES AND INTERNMENT ARE PRIVATE FRANK C. VIDEON FUNERAL HOME BROOMALL, PA.
BUFFA JOHN January 17, 2013. Age 92. Beloved husband of Grace. Dear father of Ronald (Jennifer), and John (Susan). Proud grandfather of eight, 11 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. John had two brothers and two sisters. John was a minister for 59 years at The Church of Jesus Christ and a WWII Veteran. Visitation at the St. Clair Shores Chapel of the Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 25800 Harper Ave. (3 blks. N. of 10 Mile), Sunday 2-9 p.m. Funeral Monday 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Donations may be made to The Church of Jesus Christ. Memories shared at www.bcfh.com
BURKHART ROSE MARIE (NEE ROCHELEAU) Age 85, died peacefully January 16th, 2013. Mrs. Burkhart will lie in state Monday, 10am, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 2099 N. Hacker Rd., Howell, until the time of her funeral Mass 11:00am. Visitation will be Saturday 3-8pm and Sunday 3-8pm at the Temrowski Family Funeral Home, 500 Main Street, Fenton. A Rosary Recital will be Sunday, 6:30pm. Share memories at temrowskifamilyfuneralhome.com.
CAROL RITA MARY January 16, 2013 Age 91. Beloved wife of the late Leonard. Loving mother of Dennis (Vickie) and Sandra (James) Klebanowski. Proud grandmother of Marci (Dave), Loiselle, Christopher, Katie (Dustin) Omo, John Klebanowski and Sara Klebanowski also great-grandchildren Logan, Hayden and Regan. Dear sister of June (Al) Mlynarek, Rose Bork, Edward (Pat) McMahon, and the late Betty Debol, Helen Cendrowski, Don (Irene) McMahon, Gloria Breeze, and Doreen Knapp. Sister-in-law of Marge Carol and the later Walter Carol. Donations to Alzheimer's Association appreciated by family. Visitation at the Sterling Heights Chapel of Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 13650 E. Fifteen Mile Road (@ Schoenherr) Sunday 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with evening rosary. Funeral Monday at St. Michael Catholic Church, 40501 Hayes (n. of 17 Mile), Sterling Hgts. In state 9:00 a.m. until time of Mass 9:30 a.m. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Share a memory at www.bcfh.com
CARTIER MAGDALENE Age 84 Longtime former resident of Hale and Ferndale. January 16, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Joseph. Loving mother of Mary (Thomas) Uelmen, Joseph (Wendy), Thomas (Cathy), Carol (Michael) McClellan, Denise (Donald) Finwall, Jim (Rose), Julie (Geoff) Vercnocke, Leo (Susan), and Patti (Brian) Mecum. Dear grandmother of 22 and great-grandmother of 14. Private family services will be held. Memorial contributions to the Solanus Casey Center would be appreciated C/O Director, 1780 Mt. Elliott St., Detroit, MI 48207 edwardswansonandsonfuneralhome.com
CASARES DAVID "DREW", age 26 January 15, 2013. Beloved son of Suzanne (Randy) Suciu and David (Rachelle) Casares. Loving brother of Sloane and Tyler Suciu. Dear grandson of Rita Adkinson, Gerald (Stanye) Adkinson, Vilma (the late David) Casares, the late Daniel and the late Valerie Suciu. Also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Visitation at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Road (between 14-15 Mile Rds.), Friday 4-9 p.m. with a Saracusta at 7:30 p.m. Funeral at St. George Romanian Orthodox Cathedral, 18405 W. Nine Mile Road, Southfield, Saturday 10 a.m. Memorials appreciated to the Michigan Humane Society. Obituary & condolences at lynchfuneraldirectors.com.
CHLUDZINSKI RICHARD Age 61. January 16, 2013. Beloved husband of Kathleen. Loving father of David (Christine) and Jason (Scarlett). Proud grandfather of Jacob, Brooklyn, Matthew, Anthony and Rubee. Dearest son of Violet Chludzinski. Dear brother of Ronald, Dennis and Barbara. Visitation Saturday 3-9 p.m. with Funeral Service 7:00 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com.
CLASPELL MELVIN F. Age 89 of Warren died January 15, 2013. Beloved husband of the late Patricia. Father of Pamela, Catherine, Melvin, and William Lee. Grandfather of Robert, Patricia, William, Alicia, and Nathan. Great grandfather of Brendon, Tyler, Michael, and Cynthia. He was a WWII veteran. ahpeters.com
COIL JANET Y. age 73, January 16, 2013. Beloved wife of Richard A. for 48 years. Dearest mother of Mark (Sharon) and Scott (Laurie). Proud grandmother of MaKenzie and Madison. Dear sister of Robert (Eve) Cinato. Also survived by nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. Memorial Visitation Saturday 3-9 p.m. Memorial Service Sunday 11:00 a.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. (Shelby Twp.) 54880 VanDyke @ 25 Mile Rd. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Capuchins are greatly appreciated. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" @ WujekCalcaterra.com
COPPINS JEAN EVELYN age 94, January 16, 2013. Loving wife of the late James John Coppins. Dear mother of Jimmy (Diane), John (Wanda), Judy (Richard) Neisch, Janet (Richard) Lane, Jerry Coppins and Joyce Ferree. Beloved grandmother of 11 and great-grandmother of 10. Sister of Charles (Joan) Gorsline. Sister-in-law of Geraldine Coppins. Lifelong friend of Elmer "Bud" Bolia. Visitation Saturday 4:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at S.K. Schultz Funeral Home, 21705 Gratiot at 8 1/2 Mile, Eastpointe with a funeral service at 7:00 p.m. Donations appreciated to St. Mark Lutheran Church, Roseville or the Eastpointe Lions Club. Share memories at www.schultzfuneralhome.com
CRAPO SUZANNE age 71 of Rochester Hills, formerly of Birmingham, passed away January 16, 2013. Beloved wife of Cornelius. Loving mother of Jenniffer (Gordon) Griffith and Carey (Mark) Wellhausen. Dear sister of Diane Hinds and Roland (Kathy) Janisse. Proud grandmother of Mallory, Megan, Amanda, and Emily. The family will receive friends Saturday 2-8 pm at the Sawyer-Fuller Funeral Home, 2125 12 Mile Rd., Berkley (2 Blks. W. of Woodward). Funeral service will be Sunday 3 pm at the funeral home. Memorial Contributions would be appreciated to the Alzheimer's Association and/or Beaumont Hospice Fund. 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.
DeROSE ALLEN J. 81, passed on peacefully on January 14, 2013. Visitation Sunday 3-9 pm with Rosary at 7 pm A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Ave. at Vernier Road, Grosse Pointe Woods. In state Monday 9:30 am until time of Mass 10:00 am St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 21620 Mack Ave, St. Clair Shores. ahpeters.com
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, or to the charity of donors choice. A.J. Desmond & Sons, 248-549-0500. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
FOLEY WILLIAM J. Age 66, of Grosse Ile, Michigan, passed away on January 12, 2013. He is the beloved husband of Lucinda for 43 years. Loving father of Megan (Patrick) Anderson and loving papa of Lucy Anderson. Dear brother of James R. (Joanne) Foley, Peggy Foley Fitzpatrick, Richard K. (Alysse) Arms, Stephanie (John) Truesdell, Fred (Tami) Arms, Hilary (Rick) Thompson, and the late Julie Arms Cahalan. Mr. Foley was preceded in death by his father J. Richard Foley, mother Bonnie Collins Foley and stepmother Mary Lou Foley. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. After graduating from the University of Notre Dame in 1968, Mr. Foley worked for the public accounting firm, Arthur Andersen. He later joined the family business, Michigan Foundation Company in Trenton, MI, which his grandfather founded in 1924. Mr. Foley succeeded his father as president of the company in 1985. A Memorial Mass 11 a.m Saturday, January 19 at Sacred Heart Church, Grosse Ile. There will be a family visitation from 10 -11 am. in the gathering space of the church. Memorial contributions listed on The Martenson Family of Funeral Homes website. www.martenson.com
GOYKE EMILY R. Age 85 on January 16, 2013. Beloved wife of Max for over 37 years. Dear mother of Mark (Maureen) Staskovic, Paul (Wendy) and Susan Sarti. Loving grandmother of Patrick and the late Matthew and great-grandmother of Talan. Dear sister of eight. Memorial visitation at the Arthur J. VanLerberghe Funeral Home, 30600 Harper Ave., St. Clair Shores on Sunday 1:00-4:00 p.m. with a service at 4:00 p.m.
GREY RUSSELL E., Age 87 January 14, 2013 of Detroit. For more information call 313-386-6600 or visit www.martenson.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
KAPLAN DR. LEONARD Beloved husband of the late Evelyn Kaplan. Dear father of Brian (Carolyn) Kaplan and Sheri Kaplan. Loving grandfather of Scott, Nicole, Austin, and Erik. Also survived by many loving great-grandchildren and many other friends. A MEMORIAL SERVICE WILL BE HELD ON SUNDAY, JANUARY 20, 2013 AT 12 NOON AT THE DORFMAN CHAPEL IN FARMINGTON HILLS, (248) 406-6000, or visit www.thedorfmanchapel.com.
LEONOWITZ FRANK, age 96, January 13, 2013. Beloved husband of the late Lillian (Jakowicz). Dear father of Carole Jones and Frank M. (Linda) Leonowitz. Dearest brother of Chester Leon (Susie) Leonowitz. Proud grandfather of seven, great-grandfather of two. Loving companion of Molly Kreger. Visitation Saturday 5-9 p.m., Sunday 1-9 p.m., A. H. Peters Funeral Home, 32000 Schoenherr at Masonic (13½ Mile Rd.), Warren. In state Monday 10:30 a.m., Mass 11:00 a.m., St. Angela Catholic Church, 25395 Chippendale, Roseville. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. ahpeters.com
LOLLO FRANK D. Age 83, January 17, 2013. Beloved husband of the late Mary. Loving father of Debbie Arnoldy, Ben (Julie) Lollo and Frank (Sharon) Lollo. Loving grandfather of Chris Arnoldy, Matt Arnoldy, Nick Arnoldy, Michael Lollo, Danielle Lollo, Alyssa Lollo and Frankie Lollo. Dear father-in-law of Jeffrey Arnoldy. Visitation Friday 2 - 8 pm at Weise Funeral Home, 7210 Park Ave., Allen Park, MI 48101 (313) 382-1150. Rosary Service 7:15 pm. In State Saturday 9:30 am until time of Mass 10 am at St. Frances Cabrini Church, 9000 Laurence (at Wick), Allen Park. Entombment St. Hedwig Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Association. Please visit our online obituary/guestbook at www.weisefuneralhome.com
LOWE IDA MILSTEIN Beloved wife of the late Maxwell Lowe. Cherished mother of Thomas (Suzan) Lowe, Jonathan Lowe (Beth Denenberg) and the late Judith (the late Daniel) Knopper. Loving grandmother of Maxwell Lowe, Aaron Lowe, Lauren Lowe and Michael Lowe. SERVICES AT 10:30 A.M SUNDAY MORNING AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020. INTERMENT AT MACHPELAH CEMETERY. www.irakaufman.com.
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
MAGIC LOUIS M. Age 79, owner of Lou Magic State Farm Insurance Co., Troy, Michigan for 38 years, resident of Sterling Heights. Husband of the late Barbara. Dear father of Louis (Peggy) Magic, Bryan Magic, Brenda (Paul) Wolfcale and Linda (the late Mark) Magic-Brooks. Lou is also survived by his dog Peaches. Grandfather of Michael, Casimir, Kyle, Ryan, Mitchell, Jennifer, Glenn and Patrick. Brother of Cecilia (Glen) Brim, Raymond (Bridgette) Magic, the late Joseph Magic and the late Allen Magic. Visitation Saturday 4-8 p.m. and Sunday 2-8 p.m. with a Rosary Sunday 3:30 p.m. at Edward Swanson & Son Funeral Home, 30351 Dequindre, Madison Heights. In state Monday 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass 10:30 a.m. S.S. Cyril & Methodius Church, 41233 Ryan Rd., Sterling Heights. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials to Boy Scouts or Michigan Humane Society. Share a memory at edwardswansonandsonfuneralhome.com
MOREY ANNA MARIE age 92, of Berkley, passed away on January 17, 2013. She was born in Chicopee, Kansas, on January 18, 1920, to the late Marcus and Suzanna Morey. She was predeceased by her five siblings: Mark, John, Antone, Mary Margaret and Jerome. She is survived by 19 nieces and nephews; 36 great-nieces and nephews; and 18 great-great-nieces and nephews. Visitation Friday 3-9 p.m. at the Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 705 W 11 Mile Rd. (4 blks. E of Woodward), Royal Oak. In state Saturday 11:30 a.m. until time of Mass 12 noon at the National Shrine of the Little Flower, Royal Oak. In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or the Capuchin Soup Kitchen are appreciated. Share your memories at www.sullivanfuneraldirectors.com.
MORICONI LEO. January 15, 2013 Age 84. Beloved husband of Maria Bianca (nee Castiglioni). Loving father of Gian (Jeannine). Proud Nonno of Stefano. President of Lucchese Nel Mondi Society and Reader at San Francesco Church. Visitation at the Sterling Heights Chapel of Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 13650 E. Fifteen Mile Road (at Schoenherr) Saturday 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with evening prayers. Funeral Monday at San Francesco Catholic Church 22870 S. Nunneley Road. (off MetroPkway, E. of Gratiot) In State 9:30 a..m until time of Mass 10:00 am. Interment White Chapel Cemetery.
MOSCATELLO ORESTO (ORY) Age 80, passed away peacefully on Tuesday with his loving wife Beverly by his side. Ory served in the Korean War. He is survived by his children: Donna (Ron) Ogle, Gary, Glen ( Patty), Laura (Mark) Tandaric , David, Daryl (Kelly), Alieta, Troy, Byron and Vicky. Sixteen grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Also survived by brother Rico (Rosie) and sisters Nancy Salvati, Gloria Simi and Matilda Walker. Visitation Saturday 2- 9 p.m. at the A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 32000 Schoenherr (at Masonic) Warren. Funeral services Sunday 3 p.m. at the funeral home. ahpeters.com
OSS MARY ANNA "PEEWEE", January 16, 2013, age 95. Wife of the late Clarence. Mother of Claire Michelini (Lawrence) and Lucille Patricia Petrie (Ross J.). Grandmother of Dennis (Lisa), Kenneth (Barbara), Daniel (Pam) and Matthew (Flora) Michelini and R.J. (Caprice) and Robert (Gretchen) Petrie. Great-grandmother of Allison, Drew, Logan, Reed, Jack, Isabella, Alexandra, Jacqueline and Paulina Michelini and Gavin and Carryn Petrie. Family welcomes friends to celebrate her life Sunday 4-7 p.m. at 3340 Berkshire Dr., Bloomfield Hills. Memorial tributes to St. Elizabeth Briarbank, Angela Hospice or Bloomfield Township Friendship Club. A.J. Desmond & Sons, (248) 549-0500. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
PERTTUNEN ANNA (NEE DOMBROWSKI) Age 86 January 17, 2013 Beloved wife of the late Albert. Predeceased by six brothers and two sisters, survived by her loving brother Walter Dombrowski and many nieces and nephews, great and great-great nieces and nephews. Visitation Sunday 3-9 p.m. with a 11 a.m. Funeral Service on Monday at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 ½ Mile Road). Please share memories at www.Temrowski.com.
PESNIARSKI EDWARD J. Age 83, January 15, 2013. Dear brother of Dan (Lottie) and Sally Kimmerle. Best friend of Gerald Kenny, Sheri Kenny and their family. Visitation at the A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 32000 Schoenherr at Masonic (13 ½ Mile Rd) Warren, Saturday 2pm until 8pm. ahpeters.com
PIPIA ANNA M., age 90, of Sterling Heights, formerly of Oxford, died January 17, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Dominic W. Pipia, Sr. Dear mother of Peter (Nina) Pipia, Gary (Kristine) Pipia, Jenny (Carlos) Garcia and Dominic (Lugene) Pipia, Jr. Grandmother of thirteen, great-grandmother of thirteen and great, great-grandmother of one. Sister of Peter (Jean) Mangiapane. Also surviving her are many nieces and nephews. In-State Monday at 8:30 a.m. at St. Ephrem Catholic Church, 38900 Dodge Park in Sterling Heights until 9:00 a.m.time of Funeral Liturgy. Visitation Sunday 2-8 p.m. at PIXLEY FUNERAL HOME, 322 W. University Drive in downtown Rochester with a Vigil Service at 7:00 p.m. Memorial contributions in Ann's name may be directed to McLaren Hospice,1515 Cal Dr., Davison, MI 48423. pixleyfh.com
PORTER KATHERINE KELLOGG 53, of Pittsfield Twp., MI, died suddenly on January 11, 2013. Born in Connecticut, Kathie was the eldest of three daughters of Constance F. and Robert L. Porter of Canton, CT. Kathie, also known as KK or Kate, will be remembered for her kindness, generosity, bright eyes, impish smile, and her inquisitive mind. In Canton Kathie offered her musical gifts- singing in choir, playing in concert and jazz bands, and playing the organ. Kathie received her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1986. She married Jean-Pierre Trias, a fellow alumnus. Kathie worked in the IT and finance departments at J.B. Lippincott in Philadelphia. She moved to the Ypsilanti area in 1999 to work at Advantage Computing Systems. In her position of Quality and Assurance, she worked across the company from sales, software product design, and client training/operations reviews. She served clients around the world. Those at Oxford University Press nicknamed her Bright Little Bunny for her eagerness to jump right in and fix problems. Her tenacity earned her the nickname Bulldog at Advantage. Her willingness to answer questions and offer technical assistance, coupled with her down-to-earth manner were appreciated. Kathie never saw a stray she couldn't help, whether human or feline. She loved gardening and cultivated a wild meadow garden. Her kind, warm heart will be deeply missed by her parents; sisters Martha Porter and Sarah Porter; brother-in-law Matthew Bernstein; and nephews Asa and Otto Porter-Bernstein; and her 4 cats. A local Remembrance Gathering will be held on Saturday, January 19, at 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Ypsilanti, 209 Washtenaw Ave. A Memorial Service will be held in Canton, CT, on January 26 at the North Canton Community United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Humane Society of Huron Valley, 3100 Cherry Hill Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48105, or the North Canton Community United Methodist Church, 3 Case Street, Canton, CT 06019.
RIBAUDO LORENZO "LARRY" J. Age 87. Born August 16, 1925. Passed away peacefully January 15, 2013. Lorenzo proudly served in WWII in the U.S. Army. He is loved by his family and friends and brought laughter and enjoyment to all that knew him. His greatest joy was bringing happiness to others and giving without expectation of reward. Beloved husband of Elida for 62 years. Dear father of JoAnn (Mike) LoGrasso, Anthony (Mary Ann) Ribaudo, Donna (the late Robert) Walton, Karen (Larry) Pruess and Lou (Julie) Ribaudo. Proud grandfather of Bryan (Diana) Pruess, Christina Pruess, Lauren LoGrasso, Kevin Pruess, Christopher Ribaudo and Robert Walton, Jr. Dear brother of Santa (the late Joseph) Pizzimenti, Grace Ribaudo and the late Santo (Beverly) Ribaudo. Beloved uncle to wonderful nieces and nephews and a friend to all. Predeceased by parents Antonio and Josephine Ribaudo. Visitation Saturday and Sunday 3-9pm at the A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Ave. at Vernier Rd., Grosse Pointe Woods. In state Monday 10am until time of Mass 10:30am at St. Ronald Catholic Church, 17701 Fifteen Mile Rd., Clinton Township. Lorenzo's family would be honored by your participation in the celebration of his life. ahpeters.com
RIKARD CAROL (mother of Nathan Rikard III) lost her battle with Cancer on January 12, 2013. She leaves to cherish her memories, her only son, Nate Rikard (LaDonna); her granddaughter Khadijah and grandson Elijah. Visitation 10am - 8 pm at O.H. Pye, III Funeral Home, 17600 Plymouth Rd., Detroit, 48227 Sunday, January 20, 2013. Family Hour 12:30 pm with Service at 1 p.m. at St. Paul A.M.E. Church, 579 Rademacher, Detroit, 48209, Monday, January 21, 2013.
RUESSMAN LEONA Formerly Leona Phillips (nee Weber). January 16, 2013. Age 95. Beloved wife of Edwin. Dearest mother of Roger (Rose) Phillips, Gary (Susan) Phillips, Janice (Patrick) Brennan, Susan (Marc) Golubock, Kathleen (Melvin) Dixon and Joann Ruessman. Survived by 10 loving grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Lydia (the late Fred) Richardson. Predeceased by two sisters and five brothers. Mrs. Ruessman is formerly from Flint, MI. Visitation Sunday 3-8 p.m. Wujek-Calcatarra & Sons, Inc. 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). In state Monday 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. time of service at Celtic Cross Presbyterian Church 11451 E. 10 Mile Road (between Hoover and Van Dyke). Interment White Chapel Cemetery. Memorials to Celtic Cross Presbyterian Church, Carriage Town Ministries or donor's choice. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com.
SACK S.A. LINCOLN Beloved husband of the late Dorothy Sack, with whom he shared a wonderful, adoring life. Founder of Sea Fare Foods, Inc. Decorated WWII Veteran. Loving father of Bonnie (Gary) Soffin, Philip (Randi) Sack and Karen (David) Zeluff. Devoted grandfather of Jordan (Jessie) Soffin, Rachel (Brian) Orme, Lauren Sack, Michael (Lauren) Sack, Kevin Sack, Sara Zeluff and Lisa Zeluff. Caring great-grandfather of Chloe, Kailey, Amber and Fuad. Also survived by many other loving family members and friends. SERVICES TODAY, 2:00PM AT THE DORFMAN CHAPEL, FARMINGTON HILLS (248) 406-6000. INTERMENT WILL BE HELD AT ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY or visit www.thedorfmanchapel.com
SANDLES ANNA L. Age 85. January 11, 2013. Beloved wife of the late John. Loving mother of the late Jerry, Ron (Fran), Rick, and Laurie (David) Gornick. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of 12. Dear sister of Ray (Debbie) Staels. Memorial gathering Saturday, January 19, 2013, 9:30 a.m. at St. Barnabas Catholic Church, 24800 Phlox, Eastpointe, until time of Memorial Mass 10:30 a.m. Share memories at www.schultzfuneralhome.com.
SCHETTLING WERNER G. PFC age 96 January 17, 2013. Beloved husband of the late Elizabeth. Loving father of John (Vicki), Michael, and Kenneth (Trish) Schettling. Cherished grandfather of John E. (Jess) and Richard Schettling. Funeral at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Road (between 14-15 Mile Rds.) Saturday 1 p.m. Friends may visit beginning at 11 a.m. Memorials appreciated to Henry Ford Hospice. Obituary and condolences at lynchfuneraldirectors.com
SCHUCHARD MICHAEL DAYTON of Harrison Twp passed away, peacefully, January 13. Born September 22 1959, he was raised in Westland with six siblings, spent a short time at the Animal House before moving to Fair Haven in 1987.He moved to Harrison Twp in 2004. A loyal employee of MNP Corp for 11 yrs. Predeceased by his mother Lucille, he is survived by his father Jim, and siblings Bob (Jill), Renae, Suzette (Bill), Josette, Nickolas (Carol), John (Laura); eight nieces and nephews, six grand-nieces and nephews and many aunts, uncles cousins and friends. Please, join us in a celebration of his life Saturday, January 19th at Gino's Surf Banquet Center, 37400 Jefferson Ave Harrison Twp, MI from 2:00-5:00 PM.
SCHUSTER HELEN January 16, 2013. Preceded in death by her beloved husband of 65 years, John E. Loving mother of John (Diane), Lawrence (Barbara), Curtis (Elizabeth), and Bradly. Also survived by 12 grandchildren: Pamela, Amy, Mollie, Travis, Bradly, Katherine, Robin, Matthew, Sarah, Lauren, John and Alyssa. Great grandchildren: Bailey, Ava, Jack, Lucas, Payton, Madison, Abby, Tommy, Kylie, Brystol, Keira, Savanah, Alexis, Jacksen, Quentin, Natascha and Ella. Preceded in death by granddaughter Jessica. Funeral 11 am Saturday at the Dearborn Chapel of Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 22546 Michigan Ave. Visitation 4-9 pm Friday. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimers Association. Visit the guestbook online at www.howepeterson.com
SIEWERT EDITH A. Age 87, January 1, 2013. She is survived by son Paul, daughter Susan (Wayne) Hensley, grandchildren Stephanie, Christopher, Michael and Bethany, brother Bill (Della) Abbott and other family members. Memorial Service January 21, 1 p.m. at the Grosse Pointe United Methodist Church, 211 Moross, Grosse Pointe Farms.
SMITH ROBERT L. January 16, 2013, age 85 of Northville. Beloved husband of Betty J. Loving father of Debra (Jerry) Lehner and Connie (Timothy) March. Proud grandfather of five and eight great-grand-children. Preceded in death by sister Vivian (Clifford) Baker and brother Claude (Millie) Smith. Visitation Sunday 3-9 p.m. with Monday 11 a.m. Funeral service at Vermeulen Funeral Home, 46401 W. Ann Arbor Rd. (between Sheldon and Beck), Plymouth. Memorial contributions may be made to Samaritan's Purse International Relief. Interment Rural Hill Cemetery. To share a memory, please visit vermeulenfuneralhome.com
STARK WALTER M. Beloved husband of 67 years of Margaret Stark. Cherished father of Dr. Robert (Helen) Stark, Barbara Stark (Dr. Barry) Nemon, Joanna Stark (Jay) Abramson and Julie Stark (Rabbi Steven) Stark Lowenstein. Loving Opa of Caroline (Josh) Beer, Dr. David (Stephen Haskell) Stark, Adam Nemon, Eric (Christine) Nemon, Nathan Nemon, Joshua Abramson, Jacob Abramson, Jonathan Abramson, Julia Abramson, Benjamin Lowenstein and Noah Lowenstein. Proud Great Grandfather of Jackson and Charlie Beer and Connor Nemon. Dear brother of the late Warner Stark and the late Lilo (the late Joseph) Fauman. SERVICES 2:00 PM SUNDAY AFTERNOON AT TEMPLE BETH EL IN THE MAAS CHAPEL. ARRANGEMENTS BY THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL. 248-569-0020. INTERMENT AT BETH EL MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY. www.irakaufman.com.
STEBNER HELEN W. age 87, passed away on January 16. She was the beloved wife of the late Garhart; loving mother of Jan (Greg) Romain, Lynn (James) DeGeorge, Ruth (Robert) MacMurtrie; proud grandmother of Roberta, Matthew, Natalie, Jessica, and Vanessa; dear sister of Virginia Ashmore and Cecilia Armstrong. The funeral services will be held through Kaul Funeral Home, 28433 Jefferson Ave., St. Clair Shores. For information, please contact the funeral home. Please share a memory with the family at www.kaulfuneralhome.com.
STEWART HARRIET M., January 14, 2013. Age 88. Beloved wife of the late Billy Dale. Dearest mother of Nancy (Don) Dalrymple, Greg (Louann) Stewart, Sandy (Brian) Teachout, and the late Gary Stewart. Dear grandmother of nine; great grandmother of seven. Sister of the late Lois Bowron and the late Austin "Al" Lyons. Visitation today 3-9 p.m. at the Kaul Funeral Home, 35201 Garfield, Clinton Township. Funeral Saturday 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial White Chapel Cemetery.
STOKAS ANDREW A. Age 93, of Higgins Lake formerly of Detroit, died January 14. An electronics supervisor at the GM Lab for 33 years he retired in 1974. Dear father of Andrea (Ron) Barkley and James (Savilla) Stokas. Loving grandfather of Justin Barkley, Scott (Molly), Sloan, John and Andrew Stokas. Preceded in death by his wife Helen and siblings Joseph and Lillian Stokas. Funeral 11 am Saturday at St. Hubert Church, Higgins Lake. Arrangements by Walsh Funeral Home, Roscommon (989-275-3600).