ALEXANDER CAROLYN MARIE age 57, died on January 13, 2012 in Troy. Born June 3, 1954 in Highland Park. Beloved daughter of Robert (Dianne) Alexander. Dear sister of Brenda (Gary) Lippard of Warren and Peggy (Paul) Bailey of Shelby Township. Devoted aunt to Devin, Gary (Stephanie), Stuart, Robert, Nicholas, and Rebecca. Carolyn is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Carolyn was preceded in death by her mother, Donna Sue (nee Gibson) Alexander. Carolyn was an Audience Audit Manager for BNP Media in Troy. She loved spending her time with family, friends, and her cat Mysty,enjoyed traveling, Red Hat Outings, and the theatre. Carolyn will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Visitation will be held on Friday 2-9 p.m. at the A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 32000 Schoenherr Rd.(at Masonic) Warren. Funeral services Saturday 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial at Cadillac Memorial Gardens East. ahpeters.com
BAKER KATHERINE Entered into eternal life January 16, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Clarence Baker, owner of Baker's Keyboard Lounge. Loving mother of the late Kenton Blake. Cherished aunt of Donna, Hans, and Nick Herzog; Ron, Heather and the late Sue Timko; Mark Fedyk and John (Amy) Fedyk and children; Cindy and Reid Madsen, Janice Stitle, Ray Stitle (Dawn) and family. Family will receive friends at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward (btwn 13-14 Mile), Friday 2-8p.m. Panachyda 7p.m. Funeral Mass Saturday 10a.m. at St. Josaphat Byzantine Catholic Church, 4150 McKinley Dr., Warren. Memorial tributes to Donna Herzog, c/o 32515 Woodward Ave., Royal Oak, MI 48073 for a charity of family's choice. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
BECKERMAN ARNOLD Beloved husband of Lynn Beckerman. Cherished father of David Shogan, Robert Beckerman and Emily Beckerman. Devoted son of the late Oscar and the late Shirley Beckerman. Loving brother of Karen (Wil) Weiner and Roslyn (Bruce) Moore. Son-in-law of Audrey and the late Kenneth Morris. Brother-in-law of Jon (Cynthia) Morris. Also survived by Alma Beckerman and many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. SERVICES 1P.M. FRIDAY AFTERNOON AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL 248-569-0020. INTERMENT AT BETH EL MEMORIAL PARK. www.irakaufman.com.
BERRIDGE BR. FRANCIS January 17, 2012. Born August 25, 1930 in England. Professed on January 6, 1962 and was a Marianhill Missionary for 50 years with most of his missionary work taking place in South Africa and the United States. Br. Berridge is survived by his two brothers, John and Ronald, who live in England. Visitation will be Friday from 1-8 p.m. with Rosary at 7 p.m. at Stanley Turowski Funeral Home, 25509 W. Warren, Dearborn Heights. In state Saturday 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass at 10 a.m. at Marianhill Missionaries, 23715 Ann Arbor Trail, Dearborn Heights. Share condolences at www.stanleyturowskifuneralhome.com.
BOUFFARD VIOLA M. formerly of Harper Woods recently of Waterford; Born June 14, 1918 in Detroit; Died January 16, 2012; Age 93; Preceded in death by her husband Joseph and her son John; Mother of Linda (Rich Carlson) Sheill and Carol (Kerry Lundquist) Lantz; Also survived by eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; Sister of Clovis Nadeau, Edna Wolowiec, Lillian (John) Terzano, the late Pearl Stanchus and the late Joseph Nadeau. Viola was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles 1978-2006. She loved to dance which she did until 2005. Viola enjoyed playing Euchre with friends monthly for years. A feisty woman all her family and friends would agree. Memorial Service Saturday 12:30 p.m. at the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston where friends may visit Saturday 11:30 a.m. until time of the service. Private Inurnment Mt. Olivet Cemetery.Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com
BRYLL PAULINE MARIE 94, Fenton, died January 17, 2012. Surviving are her children, Beverly Weiler of Clarkston, Dennis Bryll and wife, Doris of Leonard, Nancy and husband, Jerry Fitzgerald of Clinton Twp.; eight grandchildren; several great-grandchildren. Her brother, Ted Wieczlawski, preceded her in death. Mrs. Bryll was a bookkeeper at Max's Jewelry in Hamtramck and had worked at National Bank of Detroit. Funeral 10:30 a.m. Saturday, January 21, 2012 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 600 N. Adelaide St., Fenton. Burial in St. John Cemetery. Visitation 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Friday at Sharp Funeral Homes, 1000 Silver Lake Rd., Fenton. Rosary 5 p.m. Friday. Those desiring may make contributions to Huntington's Disease Society of America. Online condolences may be posted on the obituaries page of www.sharpfuneralhomes.com
BUBASH AMELIA January 14, 2012 Age 95. Beloved wife of the late Frank for 25 years. Loving mother of Donna and Gary. Dear sister of Frances Zeleznik, Adele Basar and the late Anna Rezin. Memorial service Saturday 11 a.m. at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel) 32515 Woodward (btwn 13-14 Mile). Family will receive friends Friday 3- 8:00 p.m. Family suggests memorials to the Kidney Foundation, St. Jude's Hospital for Children or the Clinton Foundation. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
BURKE JOHN M., Age 92, of Southfield, died January 17, 2012. Beloved husband of the late Mary. Loving father of Dr. Judith Bender, Jeanne (Charles) Raffin, Jacalyn (Thomas) Foot and Patricia (the late Mark) Miller. Proud grandfather of six grandchildren. Visitation Thursday 3-9 p.m. with a 7 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 Friday 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass 10 a.m. at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs, Beverly Hills. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen appreciated. Share your memories at www.sullivanfuneraldirectors.com.
CAREY BEATRICE A. (NEE WARREN) January 15, 2012 Age 94. Loving wife of the late Edward Sr., former President of the Detroit Common Council. Mother of Colleen (James) Kozma, Patricia Carey (Larry Gilbert), Edward Jr. (Diane), Shannon (Edward) Bast, Mary Lou (William) Kalb, and the late Sheila Pegg. Also survived by her son-in-law David Pegg. Proud grandmother of 15, great-grandmother of 14, and great-great grandmother of one. Pre deceased by 5 siblings. Visitation Friday 4-8pm. Funeral Saturday 11am at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile Rd). Beatie's wonderful spirit and sense of humor will be sadly missed by the entire "Carey Clan". In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in her honor would be appreciated to the Salvation Army. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com
COLLINS CAROLE Age 69, Troy, Michigan, passed away peacefully at home on January 14, 2012 with her family by her side. Beloved wife of Jim; loving mother of Marie Volansky (Rick), Kathy Wiseman (Lenny) and Jim (Mary Claire); beloved grandmother of five. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Beaumont Hospice, C/O Beaumont Foundation, PO Box 5802, Troy, MI, 48007-9620. A funeral mass and a gathering of friends will be held at a time to be determined. Please share memories and/or condolences to firstname.lastname@example.org
COLLINS JOHN MORREY Age 70 of Oakland Township, formerly of Rochester Hills. January 17, 2012. Loving husband of the late Sharon. Dear father of John (Mary) Collins Jr., Christopher (Jill) Collins, and Kathryn "Katie" (Mike) Kelly. Cherished grand father of Kevin, Karen, Dominic, Rocco, Megan, Alison, and Lauren. Brother of Richard (Claire) Collins, Beverly (the late Edward) Boerkoel, Mary Jo (Michael) Harkey and Diane (Gary) Kochis. Served in the U.S. Navy aboard the aircraft carrier, Coral Sea, during the Vietnam War. Funeral Mass Saturday, January 21, 2012, 10 a.m. with a 9:30 in state at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 715 N. Lapeer Rd., Lake Orion. The family will receive friends Friday 3-8 p.m. at the Modetz Funeral Home, 100 E. Silverbell Rd., Orion. Interment Guardian Angel Cemetery. Suggested memorials to the Lansing Hospice-Stoneleigh. Online guestbook www.modetzfuneralhomes.com
CONOVER MARJORIE J. Age 94, of Fenton passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at her residence with Hospice Advantage. Visitations will be held 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Friday and 12:00 3:00 p.m. on Saturday. Funeral Service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, January 21, 2012 at Sharp Funeral Homes, Fenton Chapel, 1000 W. Silver Lake Rd., Fenton. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Autism Society, Michigan school of Professional Psychology and Hospice Advantage. Marjorie, daughter to Ralph Jenkins and Rachel Osborne Jenkins, was born August 31, 1917 in Pittsfield, New Hampshire. She grew up in New Brunswick, New Jersey and graduated from New Jersey College for Women in 1939 with a Bachelors Degree. In 1941 she married George W. Conover, Jr. of Highland Park N.J. and moved to Michigan in 1948. They were instrumental in developing educational services in public schools for special education during the 1950's. Throughout her life Marjorie made many friends through her active participation in voluntary organizations in Plymouth, Farmington and Fenton: the Methodist Church, the AAUW, Entre Nous, Plymouth Symphony, book clubs and others. She also enjoyed participating actively in the lives of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be greatly missed. Survived by daughter, Nancy Armbruster, of Fenton; son Donald of Cali, Colombia; and son Robert of Holly; sister Pat Penn, sister-in-law Lavinia Jenkins, grandchildren: Peter Armbruster, Gloria Conover, Emily Conover, Anna Conover, Christopher Armbruster and Jennifer (Armbruster) Flack; and great-grandchildren Alexandra, Megan, Nicolas, Valeria, Madyson, Andrew, and Leighton. She was preceded in death by son William G. Conover in 1976 and husband George W. Conover Jr. in 1985, parents Ralph and Rachel, siblings Eleanor and Donald, brother-in-law Robert Conover, sister and brother-in-law Eddie and Ruth Houghton. Friends may share an on-line tribute on the page of www.sharpfuneralhomes.com
CRETU NICHOLAS DAIAN age 75 of Livonia. Beloved husband of Gail Anne. Dear father of Daniel (Lynnette) Cretu, Michael (Mary) Cretu, Vikki (Michael) Bacigalupo, Nicholas (Mary beth) Cretu, and Terri Byrne. Grandfather of 12, great grandfather of three. Proudly served as a member of the Detroit Fire Department for 39 years. Memorial visitation will be held at Fred Wood Funeral Home, 36100 Five Mile Road (E. of Levan) Livonia, Friday from 3-8p.m. with a 7 p.m. Scripture Service. Funeral services will be held at St. Colette Catholic Church, 17600 Newburgh Road Saturday in state 11a.m. with Mass beginning at 11:30a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Angela Hospice and/or St. Jude Children's Hospital. Please share memories at Fredwoodfuneralhome.com
DANAHEY MARK E. Age 59, died January 17 after a long illness. He is survived by his sister, Diane (Bruce) Boyd and his sister-in-law, Sandy Danahey of Ft. Meyers, Fl. Mark was predeceased by his parents, Edward and Beverly, his brother, Dennis and his sister, Mary Kathleen. Mark was the owner of Michigan Mobile Marine in St. Clair Shores. Visitation is Friday, January 20, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Lee-Ellena Funeral Home, 46530 Romeo Plank Rd, Macomb. Funeral service is Saturday at 10:30 a.m. (in state at 10:00 a.m.) at the funeral home. Please leave a memory at lee-ellenafuneralhome.com
DE GREGORIS MARY V. (NEE BENEDETTI) Age 97, January 16, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Albert. Loving mother of the late Richard De Gregoris. Grandmother to Scott De Gregoris, Dawn De Gregoris, and Nicole (David) Miller. Sister to Alberta (Betty) Howse, and the late; Fred, Donald, and Alfred. Also survived by goddaughters, nieces, and nephews. Visitation Friday 3-8 p.m. with 7 p.m. Rosary Service at A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Ave. at Vernier Road, Grosse Pointe Woods. In state Saturday 11:30 a.m. until time of Mass 12:00 a.m. at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 20955 Bournemouth, Harper Woods. ahpeters.com
DOOLITTLE BRUCE Age 75; of Waterford formerly of Farmington Hills; peacefully January 15, 2012; Dear husband of Margie; father of Bob (Cathy), Mike (Lisa) and Janet (Bob Thomas) Revol; 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Memorial service Saturday at 12:00 pm where friends may visit after 11 am at Oak Pointe Church, Novi. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com
ECKERT JOSEPH of Burton, age 95 died Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at the St. Mary's Hospital, Livonia, MI. Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 21, 2012 at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, 2143 S. Center Rd. Burton, MI. Rev. Fr. Matthew Peter Butrie officiating. Interment at Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 4-8p.m. with a Parastas Service to be prayed at 7 p.m. at the Brown Funeral Home, 1480 East Hill Rd., Grand Blanc, MI and Saturday from 10-11a.m. at the Church. Joseph was born September 6, 1916 in Flint, MI to Czech parents Joseph A. and Theresa (Malec) Eckert. On September 1, 1942 Joe married Mary Ananich. He received his early training in Music at the age of six, when his father began teaching him the violin. Polka music has always been the center of Joe's family and he enjoyed the reunions and gatherings of his family at which time all the musical members of the family provided the music they all love. Joe became a member of the Polka Hall of Fame in 1988. Joe retired from the Personnel Department of Fisher Body in 1977 after 42 years of service. He served in the U.S. Army during WW II for three and a half years in the European Theatre. Joseph is survived by children Joseph A. (Kyle) Eckert, James (Sherrie) Eckert; nine grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by wife Mary; daughter Joanne and two sisters. Contributions will be made to Joe's favorite charities. Condolences may be left on-line at www.brownfh.com.
HASSE RAYMOND F. Age 67, of Leonard. January 16, 2012. Beloved husband of Judith. Loving father of Pamela Jarski, Laura (Leonard) Karadimas, and Donna (Jim) Hanson. Dear grandfather of Kirsten, Katelyn, Alexandra, and Tommy. Brother of Rosemary (Mark) Myers, John Hasse, and Irene (Jim) Walter. Brother-in-law of Raymond (Cathy) Shivers, and Larry (Rose) Shivers. Raymond is a graduate of DeLaSalle Collegiate and Wayne State University. He retired from Seco Tools (Carboloy) after 44 years of service. He enjoyed spending time at the family cottage in Hillman along with fishing, horseshoes, and being with his family. Funeral Mass Friday, January 20, 2012, 11 a.m. with a 10 a.m. in state at St. Cornelius Catholic Church, 3834 N. Mill Rd., Dryden. The family will receive friends Thursday 3 9 p.m. at the Modetz Funeral Home, 100 E. Silverbell Rd., Orion. Suggested memorials to the Michigan Humane Society or Capuchin Soup Kitchen. Online guestbook www.modetzfuneralhomes.com
HEATH ANTOINETTE Age 94. Wife of the late Frank. Beloved mother of Annette (Carl) Krajniak. Loving grandmother of David Krajniak and Christine (Eric) Hanson. Great-grandmother of Travis, Cassandra and Sara. Dear sister of Estelle Buerkle and the late Helen and Genevieve. Visiting Friday 3 - 8 p.m. at Charles Step Funeral Home, 18425 Beech Daly (btw 6 and 7 Mile). Interment Parkview Cemetery. Condolences to StepFunerals.com
HEIDT GEORGE Age 66, January 16, 2012. Survived by his loving wife Rita (nee Wallace), Son's; Brian (Megan) and David (Leah), Grandson's; Devin and Jacob. Visitation will be Friday, January 20, 2012 from 2-8 p.m. at Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home, 16300 Mack Avenue, Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230. Funeral Saturday, in state 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church 20955 Bournemouth, HarperWoods, MI 48225. Memorial donations may be made to National Spinal Cord Injury Association at http://www.spinalcord.org/donate/
HOBACK SILAS Age 103, January 17, 2012 of Dearborn. Beloved husband of the late Elizabeth. Loving father of the late Lynn S. Hoback. Dear brother-in-law of George "Bill" Linkenhoker. Cherished uncle of Ruth Boyles. Most dear friend of Kris DePaulis and family. Visitation Friday 2-9p.m. at Vermeulen Funeral Home, 980 N. Newburgh (between Ford and Cherry Hill) Westland. To share a memory, please visit vermeulenfuneralhome.com
HOSKINS JACK January 17, 2012, age 81. Loving husband of 56 years to Dorothy. Dear father of Paul Chris Hoskins and Allen J. (Lori) Hoskins. Dear grandfather of Ally and Ashley Hoskins. Also leaves 3 brothers and 2 sisters. Visitation Friday 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. at the Schrader-Howell Funeral Home, 280 South Main Street, Plymouth where funeral services will be held on Saturday, 11 a.m. Share your special thoughts and memories at www.schrader-howell.com
HUFF MARYELLEN R.N. January 17, 2012, of Flushing, Ohio, formerly of Detroit. Retired from Family Practice at Mt. Carmel Hospital. Dear aunt of Judy (Ollie) Workley, Sandra Granite, Connie (Don) Malenick, Nancy Nicolosi, Mindy (Sandy) Cowen, Billy Huff. Also survived by several great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews. Visitation at Toothman Funeral Home, St. Clairsville, Ohio on Thursday with Mass of the Resurrection at St. Paul Church, Flushing, on Friday.
JASEY MARY M. Age 67 January 18, 2012. Beloved wife of Walter. Dear mother of Mary (Ryan) Burney, Yasmeen and Najette. Cherished Sito of Brendan, Alyssa and Leah. Visitation Thursday 3-7 p.m. with the funeral service at 7 p.m. at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 Inkster Rd., (between Ford Rd. and Cherry Hill). Family suggests memorials to the Arbor Hospice. www.santeiufuneralhome.com
JENSEN PHYLLIS ANN January 17, 2012, age 75 Beloved wife of Robert R. Loving mother of James (Linda), David (Lois), Jeffrey (Carolyn), Steven (Jan) and Jill (Phillip) Thrasher. Dear sister of Herbert Verville. Also survived by 14 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Resting at the L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, 42600 Ford Road (west of Lilley) Thursday, 4-9 p.m., Friday, 12-9 p.m. Scripture Service 6 p.m. In state Saturday, 9:30 a.m. at St. Kenneth Catholic Church, 14951 Haggerty (south of 5 Mile) until time of Mass at 10 a.m. Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at griffinfuneralhome.com
KAMIL JUNE Beloved wife of the late Dr. Richard Kamil. Cherished mother of Leslie Kamil (Jon Lockard), Lisa Kamil (Roger Shimmell), Dr. Mark (Barb) Kamil and Flo (Ricky) Dessen. Loving grandma of Joseph Kamil, Rita Kamil (Jason Nager), Ricky Kamil, Becky Kamil, Hannah Kamil and Miriam Kamil, Jason Dessen and Jamie Dessen, sister of Jacques (the late Florence Levine). SERVICES 3:00 THURSDAY AFTERNOON AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL 248-569-0020, INTERMENT BETH EL MEMORIAL PARK. www.irakaufman.com.
KULISH MALINA 97, of Minden City, died January 17, 2012. Survived by four daughters Carol, Mary, Barbara, Jean (Michael) Maikrzek; three sons John (Joyce), Donald (Deborah), Clement (Cecilia); eight grandchildren; five great grandchildren. Mass is 11 a.m. Saturday, January 21 at St. Mary Church, Parisville. Visitation at Smigielski Funeral Home, on Cass Ave in Minden City, Friday 2-9 p.m. and from 10-11 a.m Saturday at church only. Please visit www.smigielskifuneralhomes.com.
LONG JOE MAX Age 76, of Rochester Hills, died January 14, 2012. Beloved husband of Janet Irene (nee Snowdon), married September 4, 1954 in Detroit. Loving father of Lori Hopkins and Tracy (Jeffrey) Leestma. Dear brother of June Watts. Proud grandfather of Kirsten, Hanna, and Delanie. Son of Robbie and the late A.C. Long. Memorial visitation Saturday, January 21st, from 10 a.m. until the time of Memorial Service 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Royal Oak. Memorials appreciated to First Presbyterian Church of Royal Oak, Leader Dogs for the Blind, or to the donor's choice. Arrangements by Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, Royal Oak, 248-541-7000. Please share your memories at www.sullivanfuneraldirectors.com.
MANCE GERTRUDE. January 14, 2012. Loving wife of the late Matt V. Dear mother of Dennis (Barb) and Matt (Joni). Sister of Charles Kimball, also survived by six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Owner and operator of Garden City Pet Shop from 1970-1983. Funeral Saturday at 11 a.m. from the chapel of L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, 7707 Middlebelt (at Ann Arbor Trail). Visitation Friday 6-9p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. till time of service. Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at griffinfuneralhome.com
MICHIE MARTHA (NEE TORIKKA) Age 97, January 15, 2012. Wife of the late George. Survived by nieces and nephews. Visitation at the R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Home, 15451 Farmington Rd., Livonia, Saturday from 11 a.m. until Funeral Service at 12 p.m. Please share a memory at www.rggrharris.com
MILLS-KRUEGER MARGARET "PEGGGY" 54, January 16, 2012. Beloved wife of Thomas. Dear mother of Taylor (Brian) Probst. Dear step-mother of Erik (Sara) Krueger. Loving grandmother of Vivienne and Grace Probst. Dear sister of David (Fran) Mills, Herbert (Rhea) Mills, Judy (Paul) Connor, Cathy Wackley and Joann Mroz. Memorial Service 1 p.m. Friday January 20, 2012 at Gendernalik Funeral Home, 35259 23 Mile Road, New Baltimore. Memorials to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
MROZEK REBECCA (NEE GASIOR) January 16, 2012 age 42. Loving daughter of John and Carol Gasior. Dearest sister of John and David (Sandy). Dear aunt of David Jr., Cecelia and Michael. Funeral Friday in state 10 a.m. until Mass 10:30 a.m. at St. Colette Catholic Church (Newburgh north of 6 Mile). Visitation Thursday 2-9 p.m. at the Neely-Turowski Funeral Home, 30200 Five Mile (btn. Merriman and Middlebelt). Entombment Glen Eden cemetery. www.neely-turowski.com
OSWALD SHIRLEY A. Age 84. January 16, 2012. Beloved wife of the late William. Loving mother of Cathy (Joe) Francis, Linda (Jim) Safran, Karen (Carey) Davio, and Diane (Ed) Courtemanche. Grandmother to Joe, Jennifer, Michelle, Ellen, Lauren, Kelly, Allison, Paul, Suzanne, and Andrew. Great-grandmother to Clare, Liam, Jairus, Griffin, Alessandro, Matteo, and Davide. Predeceased by her daughter Janet Oswald and granddaughter Lyndsey Safran. Visitation Friday from 3-8:30 p.m. at S.K. Schultz Funeral Home, 43300 Garfield (N. of 19 Mile) in Clinton Township. Funeral Service 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Share your memories at www.SchultzFuneralHome.com.
ROSS BEVERLY A. January 16, 2012. Age 75 of Lincoln Park. Beloved wife of Frank for 59 years. Loving mother of Kenneth (Nancy), Glenn (Renée), Greg (Maria), and Kim (Rob) Pinkoson. Dear sister of Betty Fairbanks. Dearest grandmother of Amanda, Zachary, Cameron, Sienna, Jacob, and Nichole. Dear great-grandmother of Hayden. Mrs. Ross was preceded in death by four brothers: Bob, Al, Kenneth, and James Bellmore. Visitation Thursday 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Friday 12:00 8:00 p.m. at the John K. Solosy Funeral Home, 3206 Fort St., Lincoln Park. Rosary Friday 6:00 p.m. Instate Saturday 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass 10:00 a.m. at Christ the Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 1540 Riverbank, Lincoln Park. Interment will take place on Monday at the Taylor Cemetery in Big Rock, TN.
Sandercott Danny "Duffer" On January 15, 2012 at age 58. Lost his battle with cancer. Beloved son of Jim and Marnie. Loving father of Roseanne (Andre) and Joe (Shannon). Proud grandfather of James. Dearest brother of Terri (Chuck) Costea, Rennie (Patti), Drew (Rose), Cindy (Tom) Funk. Memorial visitation at Arthur J. VanLerberghe Funeral Home on January 21, 2012, Saturday 2-9 p.m. Share memories at vanfuneral.com
SERAFINO ROBERT J. Age 44 January 16, 2012. Loving husband of Fabricia. Dear son of Guy and Carol Serafino. Dear brother of Sandy (Pete) Gentles, Ralph (Valerie) Serafino, Cyndi (Jack) Simonetta, Ron Serafino and Rick Serafino. Robert is survived by many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Visitation Thursday from 2-9:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. Scripture Service. at the Wasik Funeral Home, Inc. 49150 Schoenherr Rd. (N. of 22 Mile) Shelby Twp. In state Friday 9:30 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass 10:00 a.m. at St. Therese of Lisieux Church, 48115 Schoenherr Rd. (S. of 22 Mile) Shelby Twp. Interment at Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the family, for donations at a later time. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.wasikfuneralhome.com
SHAFFER REV. JAMES M. Age 59 of Clinton Township. Promoted to Heaven January 16, 2012. Beloved husband of Rachel. Loving father of Shannon (Laurie) and Julia. Proud grandfather of Anthony, Katelyn and Natalia. A Compassionate, merciful and mighty Man of God. He will be missed by his loving father, brother, sister, nieces and nephews and all who knew him. Visitation at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. (Shelby Township) 54880 Van Dyke at 25 mile Rd. Friday 3-9 p.m. In state Saturday 10:00 a.m. at Auburn Hills Christian Center 2592 E. Walton (Bet. Opdyke & Squirrel Rd.) until time of Service at 11:00 a.m. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com
SOBOLEWSKI LILLIAN G. Age 84. January 16, 2011. Beloved wife of Harry. Loving Mother of Don (Beverly), Tim (Sheila), and Harry Sobolewski. Devoted grandmother of T.J. Sobolewski. Dear sister of Henry Hinchman. Visitation Thursday 3-9 p.m. at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12½ Mile Road). Funeral service on Friday at 10:30 a.m. at the Funeral Home. Memorial donations to Hospice of Michigan and Toys for Tots. (No Scented Flowers). Please share memories at www.Temrowski.com.
SOVA STANLEY J. January 17th, 2012 age 82. Beloved husband of Mildred H. Dear father of Gary A. and Darlene A. (Gary) Lentini. Grandfather of Rochelle, Emily, Brian, Daniel and Kelly. Brother of the late Edward, Walter, Joseph Sova and Peter Galda. Memorial Gathering Saturday 9 a.m. at Sts. Simon & Jude Catholic Church, 32500 Palmer Rd. (E. of Venoy Rd.) until 10 a.m. memorial Mass. Local care and services entrusted to L. J. Griffin Funeral Home 734-522-9400. Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at griffinfuneralhome.com
SZYSZKIEWICZ GERALD M. Age 56 January 16, 2012. Beloved husband of the late Joan. Dear son of the late Stanley and Hermina. Dear brother of Sandra Komendera and the late Robert. Loving uncle of Paula (Ken) and Joseph (Nichole) and great uncle of Gavin and Owen. Funeral Service Saturday 11:30 a.m. at the Wasik Funeral Home, Inc. 11470 Thirteen Mile Road (west of Hoover) Warren. Visitation Friday 5-9 p.m. at the Funeral Home. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.wasikfuneralhome.com
THIEDA MARJORIE age 76, January 17, 2012- Dear mother of Thomas Thieda, James Thieda, Steven (Marianne) Thieda, and David (Jo Anne) Thieda. Loving grandmother of Edward, Jessica, Stevie, Paige, Madison, Dylan, Emily and Chloe. Beloved sister of Marilyn Trinke, and the late Bev Kendall. Visitation for Mrs. Thieda will be Friday 3-9pm at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Rd. at Common (12 ½ mile). Mrs. Thieda will lie in state Saturday 9:00am at St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church, until the time of the Funeral Mass at 9:30am. Please share memories at www.Temrowski.com
TOVEY BETTY MARIE (NEE PLUNKETT) Age 88. January 17, 2012 Beloved wife of the late David J. Loving mother of Mary Louise (Derek) Kroes, David C. (Patricia), Kathie (Bill) Hellstein, Patricia (Nandu) Srinivasan, Joan (David) Boroniec, and James L. (Lisa). Cherished grandmother of 17 and great-grandmother of 10. Visitation Thursday 5-8 p.m. and Friday 5-8 p.m. with Rosary 7 p.m. at the Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 Six Mile Rd in Livonia. In state Saturday 10 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass 10:30 a.m. at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church, 27101 West Chicago in Redford . Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield. www.harryjwillfuneralhome.com.
VERSACI FRANK "CHINKIE" January 17, 2012 age 85. Beloved husband of the late Mary Jane. Loving father of Diane (Danny) Evola and Susan. Proud Papa of Angela (Robbie) Cooper, AnneMarie (Jason) Hartland and Alicia. Dear brother of Catherine Manzella, and the late Tom Versaci and Mary Lafata. Member of IAD, Holy Family Post 570 and proud Navy veteran of WWII. Visitation Thursday 2pm till 9pm with evening rosary 7:00pm at the St. Clair Shores Chapel of the Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 25800 Harper Ave. (3 Blocks N. of 10 Mile Road). Funeral Friday In state 9:30am St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 22412 Overlake Dr., St. Clair Shores till time of Mass 10:00am. Donation to the St. Louis Center would be appreciated. Share a memory with the family at www.bcfh.com
WAGNER DELORES I. Passed away in the care of her family January 17, 2012. She was 87 years old. Preceded in death by her beloved husband, Louis. Survived by loving children, Dennis (Leanna) Wagner, Denise (Bradley) Nevill, Jacqueline McClure, and Andy (Renee) Wagner; grandchildren, Timothy, Tyrie, Tiffany, Jessica, Amanda, April, Luke, Louis, Irene, Andrew Jr., Alex, and Lauren; many great-grandchildren; sister, Virginia (and the late Richard) Bennett; and many nieces, nephews, extended family members and dear friends. Mass of the Resurrection from St. Patrick Parish, 711 Rickett Rd., Brighton on Saturday, January 21, at 2 p.m. Fr. Karl Pung to officiate. Burial Michigan Memorial Cemetery, Flat Rock. Friends may visit at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 600 E. Main St., Brighton on Friday from 3 - 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Odyssey Hospice, Riverside Center, 25925 Telegraph Rd., Suite. 102, Southfield, MI 48033 -OR- The American Heart Association., 24445 Northwestern Hwy, Suite 100, Southfield, MI 48075. For further information, please phone 810-229-2905.or visit www.LynchFuneralDirectors.com
WALKER KENNETH Age 78, January 16, 2012. Beloved husband of the late Mary Ellen. Loving father of Mary Celine, Shiobhan (Bradley) Clary, Stephen (Geneva), and Sean (Amy). Proud grandfather of Brandon and Patrick Clary, Stephen Jr. and Brian Walker, also Brodie Shane and Kenzie Walker. Brother of Patricia (Robert) Fox, Betty (late Lou) Raguso, and Ronald (Joyce) Walker. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held Thursday and Friday 3-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary Service at A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Ave. at Vernier Rd., Grosse Pointe Woods. In state Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass 10 a.m. at St Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 21620 Greater Mack, St Clair Shores. ahpeters.com
WHEATLEY JEANNETTE MITCHELL died Saturday, January 14, 2012. Loving wife of Daniel for 54 years and sister to Darnell Mitchell (deceased.) Beloved mother of Allison Martin (Harold) and Daniel Wheatley. Cherished grandmother of Harold Michael, Daniel Minoru and Olivia Ayako. We sadly mourn the passing of our dearest and most cherished wife, mother and grandmother. Funeral service on January 19, 2012, 11 a.m. at Gesu Church in Detroit.
WILSON DOLORES C. of Apopka, FL passed away on December 8, 2011 after a courageous 4 month battle with cancer. Born in Providence, R.I. on February 3, 1934 Dolores was an active youth. During her high school years she was an active member of many clubs and organizations and was elected by her peers as Rhode Island Governor for a Day. She continued her education at Bryant College (RI) where she received her BS. Married in 1957 to Alan Wilson, Dolores relocated to Detroit, MI where she taught in the Detroit Public School system for 31 years finishing her career as Assistant Principal at Pulaski Middle School. During this period, she earned her MA in Education from Oakland University (MI). Dolores was an active member of Plymouth United Church of Christ before she retired in 1991 and moved with her husband to Apopka, FL. As a member of Errol Estate C.C. she loved to play golf, gin, and participate in crafts. She was also a member of the choir at Rolling Hills Community Church, Zellwood, FL. Dolores is survived by Alan, two sons, Alan Jr. (Leesha) of Florissant,MO and Mark (Sandra) of West Bloomfield,MI and one daughter, Debra of Atlanta,GA, four grandchildren, two sisters, and one brother. A memorial service will be held at Plymouth United Church of Christ, 600 E. Warren, Detroit, MI 48201 on Saturday, January 21 at 2:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Dolores' name to the American Cancer Society.
YBARRA RAYMOND Age 86. January 17, 2012. Beloved husband of Anna and the late Gloria. Dearest father of Yolie (Terry), Dale (Debbie) and Marsha (Patrick) Strobel. Proud grandfather of Ann Marie, Raymond and Robert. Cherished by several great-grandchildren. Also survived by two brothers and one sister. Visitation Thursday 2-9 p.m. and Friday 12-9 p.m. at Jarzembowski Funeral Home, 18957 W. Warren Ave. (at Artesian). Rosary Friday 5 p.m. In state 9 a.m. Saturday at SS. Peter & Paul Church (Westside) followed by 9:30 a.m. Mass of the Resurrection. Entombment Cadillac Memorial Gardens West. Share memories at www.jarzembowskifuneralhome.com
ZAHAROFF ANNA January 13, 2012. Age 89 wife of the late William. Mother of William K. (Karen), Frederick (Diana), Gregory, Karen (Gary) Burda and Annette. Grandmother of Shelley, Jennifer, Natalie, Frederick II, Maryanna, Zachary and Charlie. Great-grandmother of Amber and Reygan. Visitation Friday 1-8 p.m.at the Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 13650 Fifteen Mile at Schoenherr Sterling Hts. In state Saturday 8 a.m. until time of Funeral Service 9 a.m. at Holy Trinity Old Believers Orthodox Church, 2315 Carpenter at Goddard Interment Church Cemetery.