BERNIER EDWARD J. Age 82. January 19, 2013 of Taylor. Loving uncle of Urbain Bernier, Carol Kasparek, David Loucks, Alan Loucks, John Loucks, Patty Fisk, Ron LaPorte, and Rick LaPorte. Visitation Wednesday 10 a.m., until time of Service, 12 noon, John Molnar Funeral Home, 14032 Northline Road, Southgate. Memorials appreciated to Arbor Hospice or DAV. www.molnarfuneralhome.com
BONAR PATRICIA, (NEE: BURLESON), Age 88, January 19, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Joseph. Devoted and loving mother of Joseph, Jr. (Debra), James, John (Diana), Susan (Glenn) Mattox, Patricia (Donald) Robertson, Mary (Daniel) Judd, and Gerald (Kelly). Proud grandmother of 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Mary (Robert) Rickert, and the late James and Delores Burleson. She will be remembered for her sweet kindness to all. Family will receive friends Wednesday 2-8 p.m. at A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Rd. (between Maple & Big Beaver) with Scripture Service at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass Thursday 10 a.m. at National Shrine of the Little Flower (12 and Woodward). Visitation at church begins at 9:30 a.m. Memorial tributes to St. Vincent de Paul or Capuchin Soup Kitchen. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
BOYD WILLIAM R. January 21, 2013, age 63, of Westland. Beloved husband of Cindy. Dear father of William Scott, Michael Raymond, and Brent Steven Boyd. Loving son of Betty and the late William Ray. Brother of Charles (Valerie). Funeral Thursday 10 a.m. at the Uht Funeral Home, 35400 Glenwood Rd., Westland. Family will receive friends Wednesday 3-9 p.m. Family requests memorials to the American Cancer Society. Please visit and sign a tribute at www.uhtfh.com.
BRENNAN SR. FLORA I.H.M. Age 94. Died January 19, 2013. Beloved aunt of several nieces and nephews. Visitation Tuesday, 2-7:30 p.m. at the I.H.M. Motherhouse Chapel in Monroe, MI, with Prayers at 3 p.m. and Funeral services on Wednesday, at 10 a.m. Memorials to the I.H.M. Retirement Fund. Arrangements by the Rupp Funeral Home, (734) 241-9300.
CARANO BERNARD J. Age 92. Beloved husband of Anita for 68 years. Dear father of Susan (Skip), James (Nancy), Linda (Dave), and Carol (Russell). Loving grandfather of Amy (Peter), Jeremy (Jodi), Stefanie, Stevan (Michelle), Theresa (Matt), Andrew, Lauran and Daniel, and great-grandfather of Liam, Sean, Layla, Tyler, and Dominic. Dear brother of Eugene, Thomas, and the late Joseph Carano. Favorite uncle of many. His family was his treasure. Bernie served in the Navy during WWII. He and his father Sam were owners of Piemonte Market in Detroit. He retired at 62 from Cantoro's Market. His passion for reading, gardening, cooking, and movies was passed on to his children and grandchildren. We love you and we will miss you. Visiting will be Wednesday, January 23, 3-8 p.m. at Charles Step Funeral Home, 18425 Beech Daly (between 6-7 Mile). In state with visiting Thursday 9:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. Mass at St. Priscilla Church, 19120 Purlingbrook (W. of Middlebelt, N of 7 Mile) in Livonia. Memorial contributions can be made to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen, 1820 Mt. Elliot, Detroit, MI 48207.
DINGLEY JENNIE of Seminole, FL, passed away, Sunday, January 19, 2012. She was from Garden City, Michigan and a member of St. Raphael Archangel Catholic Church. She is survived by two daughters, Sharon (John) Kennedy, Naples, Margaret Lusko, Annapolis, MD, a son, Charles Thomas (Connie) Dingley, Flint MI, sister, Jeanine Anderson, Bloomfield Hills, MI , seven grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Her husband Charles and son Charles Vincent are deceased. The family will receive friends from 5-7 pm Thursday, January 24, 2012 at Hodges Funeral Home at Naples Memorial Gardens where services will follow at 7pm. Memorial contributions may be made to All Children's Hospital 501 6th Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701. *** Revised information for Friends and Family in Michigan*** Friends and family will be received in Garden City, Michigan on Friday Jan 25th from 1-8pm at John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 N. Inkster Road, Garden City, Michigan 48135 Phone: 734-427-3800. A service will take place on Saturday, January 26, at St. Raphael Archangel Catholic Church on Saturday morning at 10am.
EVOLA JACK MICHAEL January 20, 2013. Age 66. Beloved son of the late Frank "Babe" and Vita. Loving brother of Rose Merlo (the late Norman), Jane Evola, and the late Michael. Dear uncle of Norman and Andrea Merlo and Marisa and Rocco DeSantis. Visitation at the Sterling Heights Chapel of Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 13650 E. Fifteen Mile Road (at Schoenherr), Wednesday 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Funeral Thursday at San Francesco Catholic Church, 22870 S. Nunneley Road, Clinton Twp. (off Metro Parkway, E. of Gratiot). In state 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass 10 a.m. Share a memory at www.bcfh.com.
FEIN ALBERT Beloved husband for 50 years to Anna Fein. Devoted father of Renee Fein. Cherished brother of the late Yaakov Fein who died during the Holocaust, the late Hannah "Rochel" Demmler of Berlin, Germany and the late Elzbietz Bierer of Coppenhagen, Denmark. Dear brother-in-law of Martin (Rena) Wancjer, Sonia (Mark) Geoffrey. Also survived by loving nieces, nephews, cousins and many dear friends. SERVICES 1:00 PM WEDNESDAY AT HEBREW MEMORIAL CHAPEL (248) 543-1622. INTERMENT CLOVER HILL PARK CEMETERY. www.hebrewmemorial.org
GEORGE HERBERT Died peacefully on January 19, 2013, age 88. Loving husband for 63 years of the late Lena. Beloved brother of Joe George (Irene), Wallace George (the late Florence), Louise George, and the late Carman. Also survived by 25 nieces and nephews, other family members, and numerous friends. Memorial Service SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 11 a.m. at MANNS-FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 17000 Middlebelt Road (S. of 6 Mile), Livonia. In lieu of flowers, family would greatly appreciate donations to Visiting Nurses Association of Southeastern Michigan, Hospice (www.vna.org). Envelopes are available at the funeral home. Share a memory: www.mannsfuneralhome.com.
GIBLAK ROSE M. Age 82. January 20, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Joseph. Dear mother of Joseph, Jr. and Diana (Ken) Deighton. Mother-in-law of Debra. Grandmother of Angela (Geoff), Nicole (Mark), Matthew, Allison, and Kristen. Great-grandmother of Kendall, Mason, and Brynn. Sister of Eugene, Alberta, Melvin, LeRoy, and the late John, Lawrence, Ralph, and Geraldine. Visitation Wednesday 2-9 p.m. Funeral Thursday, viewing at 9 a.m. followed by the 10 a.m. service at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 Inkster Rd., (between Ford Rd. and Cherry Hill), Garden City. Memorials may be made to The Alzheimer's Association. www.santeiufuneralhome.com
GRIMES REV. LYNN ELLIOTT Went to be with her Lord on Sunday, January 20, 2013. She was born April 30, 1943 in Champaign, Illinois, daughter to the late Russell and Louise (Moffitt) Elliott. Raised in Detroit, MI, Lynn attended Metropolitan United Methodist Church where she would first meet her future husband, Kip. What began at a Boy Scout dance when she was in 6th grade blossomed into a loving marriage of 47 years. Early in her life, Lynn knew that working in the church was the direction that God wanted her to take. After graduating from Albion College and marrying Kip in 1965, she immediately began work as the Christian Education Director at Okemos Community Church. While Lynn loved the evenings, weekends, and trips with the youth groups, she felt God's calling to become an ordained pastor. With the support of Kip and her two young boys, Christopher and Matthew, Lynn began her weekly commutes to Garrett Theological Seminary in Chicago. She graduated from Garrett in 1983 and was ordained in 1985. Lynn's appointments of ministry included Associate Pastor at Okemos Community Church, Senior Pastor at First United Methodist Church of Grand Ledge, District Superintendent of the Central District in Mt. Pleasant, and Senior Pastor of Holt United Methodist Church. In retirement, Lynn continued to service within the greater church by serving on the West Michigan Conference Board of Ordained Ministry and part-time at Trinity United Methodist Church. Throughout her nearly 48 years serving the Lord, Lynn baptized, married, and cared for countless people throughout mid-Michigan. At every appointment along the road, Lynn built friendships that lasted a lifetime. While Lynn and Kip were able to travel to Alaska, Hawaii, Europe, and across the United States on family trips, her favorite place in the world was the Elliott family cottage at Torch Lake. Spending time with family was one of Lynn's greatest joys, weather sitting in a cold ice rink watching grandsons Kaden and Maddox play hockey or welcoming her first granddaughter, Ella into the family just a week ago. Lynn will be greatly missed by her husband of 47 years, Kip and their children, Christopher (Leigh) of Chicago, IL and Matthew (Laura) of Onondaga, MI; precious grandchildren, Maddox, Kaden, and Ella; also her sisters, Ann Brackett of Wayzata, Minnesota, Judy Dantzer of Owosso, and Joy Leonard of Grand Ledge; many nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, January 25, 2013 at the Grand Ledge First United Methodist Church, 411 Harrison St., with Rev. Betty Smith and Rev. Molly Turner officiating. The family will begin to receive guests Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Peters & Murray Funeral Home in Grand Ledge. For those wishing, memorial contributions in memory of Lynn Elliott Grimes may be made to the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), Eaton County Human Society, or Eaton Community Palliative Care (End of Life Care). Online condolences may be shared at www.petersandmurrayfuneralhome.com.
HETKOWSKI JOAN L. January 21, 2013, age 80, Beloved wife of Bruno Hetkowski, Jr. Dear mother of Del (Sherry) Hetkowski, Ellen (John) Duca, John (Valerie) Hetkowski, Steven Hetkowski and the late Cheryl Thiele and Mark Hetkowski. Loving grandmother of Aaron, Holly, Nick, Mark, Timothy, Scott, Alex, Ryan, Kelly, Zack, Tyler, John and the late Keith Davis. Also leaves six great grandchildren. Sister of Suzette, David, Timothy and the late Keith Stouder. Visitation Wednesday from 3 pm until 9 pm at the Schrader-Howell Funeral Home, 280 South Main Street, Plymouth. Visitation will continue on Thursday from 11:30 am until time of the funeral mass at 12 noon at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 44800 Warren Road, Canton. Share your memories at www.schrader-howell.com
KALTZ HAROLD P. Age 92 of Clinton Twp. passed away January 19, 2013 at Village of East Harbor in Chesterfield. Beloved husband of Eunice. Dear father of Janice (Gary) Allegrina, Joyce Kaltz, Daryl (Donna) Kaltz and Suzanne (John) Goike. Loving grandfather of 14 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Dear brother of Alvira Ruhlman. Friends may call at Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 8459 Hall Rd. (3 blks. E. of Van Dyke) Utica Monday 5 - 9p.m. and Tuesday 2 - 9 p.m. with a St. Lawrence K of C Rosary 7p.m. Funeral Mass Wednesday at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 44633 Utica Rd., Utica where he will lie in state from 9:30 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. time of Mass. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials suggested to Hospice of Michigan. www.sullivanfuneraldirectors.com
KUROWSKI RAYMOND Age 87. January 19, 2013 Beloved husband of the late Stella. Dear father of the late Gary Kurowski and the late Diane Hansen. Dear uncle of several nieces and nephews. Funeral Service Wednesday 11 a.m. at the Wasik Funeral Home, Inc. 11470 Thirteen Mile Road (west of Hoover) Warren. Visitation Tuesday 1-9 p.m. Interment St. Clement Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.wasikfuneralhome.com
LACKIE - Van REYENDAM CHRISTINA January 12, 2013 at the age of 95. Beloved wife of the late William Van Reyendam, loving mother of the late Gerald Davidson. Sister of Irene Crisman, the late Daniel Klemmer and Mary McNelly. She is survived by many nieces and nephews. Memorial service to be held on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 11 am at Trinity United Methodist Church, 18303 Common Road, Roseville, MI 48066. Arrangements by MANNS-FERGUSON Funeral Home, Livonia, 734-425-1800. Share a memory www.mannsfuneralhome.com
MacKINNON JEAN L. January 21, 2013, age 96 of Livonia. Beloved wife of the late George MacKinnon. Loving mother of William (Jane) of Clarkston and James (Sally) MacKinnon of Plymouth. Dear grandmother of Ryan, Matthew (Jessica), Abby, Ian and Joe. A private family service will be held. Arrangements carefully handled by Vermeulen Funeral Home, 46401 W. Ann Arbor Rd., (between Sheldon and Beck) Plymouth. Interment Roseland Park Cemetery, Berkley. To share a memory, please visit vermeulenfuneralhome.com (John 3:16)
MALEC EUGENE M. January 20, 2013, Age 85. Beloved husband of Irene (nee Gibadlo). Loving father of Susan (Gregory) Pasco, Gregory (Denise) and Valerie (David) Kmak. Loving grandfather of six and one great granddaughter. Visitation Friday 3-9 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr Rd. at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Rosary Friday 7 p.m. In state Saturday 10:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. time of Mass at St. Mark Church, 4401 Bart (between 9 and 10 Mile Rd., E of Ryan). Interment St. Hedwig Cemetery. Memorials to Angela Hospice appreciated. Share memories with the family at their "On Line Guest Book at WujekCalcaterra.com.
MALONEY MARY JANE 87, of Clawson died January 19, 2013. She is survived by her children; Richard (Gail), Patricia (Donald) Luschas, Nancy (Gerard) Thomas, Margaret (Michael) Kelly and John (Deirdre). 17 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Mary Jane is preceded in death by her husband Thomas and her son Michael. Visitation 9 am until 10:30 am Wednesday January 23, 2013 at Gramer Funeral Home 705 N Main St Clawson, MI 48017 248-435-9010 Funeral Mass 11 am Wednesday at Guardian Angels Catholic Church 581 E 14 Mile Rd. Clawson, MI 48017 To read the obituary visit www.GramerFuneralHome.com
McALLISTER ROBERT E. Age 82. January 20, 2013. Beloved husband of the late Patricia Ann for 43 years. Loving father of Lesley, Grant (Teri), Mark (Marjorie), and Robert K. (Jeanne) McAllister. Cherished grandfather of 13; great-grandfather of eight. Dear brother of Bobby Joe, Martha, and Joyce. Bob retired from Ford Motor Company after 37 years, and was also a professional photographer. He is a past Exalted Ruler of the Plymouth Elks Lodge #1780. Visitation Wednesday 2-8 p.m. at Thayer-Rock Funeral Home, 33603 Grand River Ave., Downtown Farmington (1 block W. of Farmington Rd.). Private interment at Oakland Hills Memorial Gardens, Novi. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. www.thayer-rock.com
McCOURT JAMES JOSEPH Age 86. Beloved husband of the late Ruth (dec. 1981). Loving father of Maureen (Ken) Schwartzentruber, James (Nancy) McCourt, and William Joseph McCourt. Dear grandfather of five and great-grandfather of nine. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Harry J. Will Funeral Home in Redford, MI.
MEYER ROBERT W. A resident of Clinton Township died in Ann Arbor on January 20, 2013. Robert was 95 years of age. Robert was born in his family home on December 19, 1917 in Detroit; a son of William and Bertha (Harbeck). He was married to Leona M. Finzel on May 4, 1946 at St. Thomas Lutheran Church in Detroit. Both had attended St. Thomas School and Eastern High School. Leona was employed as a secretary to the vice president of what is now Comerica Bank. Robert was employed by Comerica Bank for 37 years as a real estate appraiser, and retired in 1983 at the age of 65. The couple made their home in Detroit for 28 years, moving to Clinton Twp. in 1976. Robert served in the United States Army Air Corps as a Staff Sgt. for 3 years, assigned to the 96th Fighter Control Squadron in China-Burma-India theater operations. Robert is survived by his children, Linda (Frank) Murdock and Marilynn (Barry) Gordon. Also four grandchildren, Robert, Hayley, Donald and Katrin. Four brothers predeceased Robert, namely Albert, Arnold, Walter and Edwin. Visitation will take place on Wednesday at Kaul Funeral Home, 35201 Garfield, Clinton Twp. from 4-8 pm. Robert will lie in-state at 10am Thursday until the time of services, 11 am at St. Luke Lutheran Church, 21400 Nunneley Rd. Clinton Twp. Interment at Glen Eden Cemetery, Livonia. Please share a memory with the family at www.kaulfuneralhome.com
MURDOCK THOMAS "WAYNE" Age 85, January 20, 2013. Beloved husband of Sylvia "Mickie", whom preceded him in death in 2003. Dearest father of Jeanne Sovey, Timothy, Patricia, Mark, Robert, and Anne. Loving grandfather of six. Great grandfather of two. Graduate of St. Alphonsus, Dearborn, 1945. Worked for Ford Motor Company for over 25 years. Visitation Wednesday, 5-7pm at McCabe Funeral Home, 31950 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. Scripture Service 6pm. In State Thursday 9:30am until time of Mass 10am at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, 23815 Power Rd., Farmington. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be made to The Monastery of the Blessed Sacrament, Cloistered Dominican Nuns, 29575 Middlebelt Rd., Farmington Hills. www.mccabefuneralhome.com
NIGHTINGALE VIRGINIA MARIE (COOLEY) Age 70, of Kalamazoo, MI, died Sunday morning, January 20, 2013 at the Rose Arbor Hospice Residence of Kalamazoo, following a lengthy illness. Virginia's family will receive friends for a Memorial Visitation on Wednesday, January 23 from 1:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the Farley-Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home, Richland Chapel, 9170 East D Avenue (M-89). Final interment will be in Fort Custer National Cemetery, Augusta, MI. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Virginia's honor may be made to Hospice of Southwestern Michigan, 222 N. Kalamazoo Mall, Suite 100, Kalamazoo, MI 49007. Personal messages for the family and/or favorite memories of Virginia may be placed at www.farleyestesdowdle.com.
RAISON SHIRLEY ANN (MANSER) age 74, passed away January 19, 2013. Loving mother of Karen (Jim) Kelly and Sharon (Jim) Kanya. Dear sister of Alfred Manser and the late Richard Manser. Proud grandmother of Meghan, Alex, Kevin, Katie and Drew. Visitation will be held Wednesday, January 23, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Union Lake Chapel of The Elton Black and Son Funeral Home, 1233 Union Lake Rd., White Lake. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, March 2, 2013 with the family receiving visitors from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 10:00 a.m. also at the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Michigan Audubon Society. www.eltonblackandsonwhitelake.com
ROBINSON EDWARD A. Died suddenly at the age of 65. A true polymath, Ed was a graduate of University of Michigan, a Peace Corps volunteer in Sierra Leone, president of Yorkshire Woods Community Organization in Detroit, and beloved by many. He programmed for EDS, taught school in L'Anse Creuse and Grosse Pointe systems. Survived by son Sven and daughter Lorien Delaney, in Australia. Memorial service at Butler Funeral Home, 12140 Morang Dr., Detroit. Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 11:00am.
SAGE JOYCE AHLEE LINDALL Passed away on January 20, 2013. She was 89. Raised in Detroit during the Great Depression, she loved literature, classical music, 'Frankie' Sinatra, sewing, her moon garden, crossword puzzles, and The NY Times. Love of her life was her late husband, Robert E. Sage, the compassionate long-time Wayne County Assistant Prosecutor. Survivors include: her three daughters, Karen Newsome (Charles), Mary Lynne Wells (Paul), Susan Sage (Thomas Pugsley); her grandson, Julian Sage; two granddaughters, Rebecca Rossen and Sarah Bunker (Douglas); and three great-grandchildren. This is but a partial summary of an amazing woman. A gathering of family and friends will be held Tuesday evening. No flowers please, but donations can be made to Henry Ford Hospice or The Arbor Hospice Foundation.
SCHIAPPACASSE EDWARD NEWTON Age 64, a resident of Royal Oak, died January 19, 2013. Cherished son of Jane Elizabeth (nee Henson) and the late Louis Joseph Schiappacasse, Jr. Loving brother of Louis Joseph Schiappacasse III, Judy Rose (Richard) Wilson, the late Joseph Anthony Schiappacasse, and Mary Helene Schiappacasse, RSM. Proud uncle of Anne Sherwood, Peter Calloway, Ryan Calloway, Noah Wilson, the late Rosella Schiappacasse and Anthony Schiappacasse. Visitation Tuesday 4-8 p.m. with a 7 p.m. K of C Rosary and Wednesday 1-8 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Scripture Service at the Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 705 W. 11 Mile Rd. (4 blocks E. of Woodward), Royal Oak. In state Thursday 10:30 a.m. until time of Mass 11 a.m. at St. Columban Catholic Church, Birmingham. Memorials to St. John's Deaf Center, Religious Sisters of Mercy West Midwest, Capuchins or Deaf C.A.N. are appreciated. Share your memories at www.sullivanfuneraldirectors.com.
SOCHALSKI EDWIN S. January 20, 2013. Beloved husband of Helen. Dearest father of Mary Lou, Raymond (Anmarie), Julie, Susan (William) Seitz, Annette (Arthur) Holzknecht and the late Edwin. Loving grandfather of nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Family will receive friends Tuesday from 1-8 pm with Rosary at 3 pm at Stanley Turowski Funeral Home, 25509 W. Warren, Dearborn Heights. Instate Wednesday 10:30 am at St. Alphonsus Church until time of Mass at 11 am. As family and friends can testify, there was no greater booster for Notre Dame than this proud 1944 alumnus. From his days at St. Steven's and Orchard Lake Preparatory School, Ed was the consummate life-long learner, and enjoyed every opportunity to explore new vistas. What a surprise to his offspring and grandchildren when he started emailing them when nearing his 8th decade on Earth. And what a bowler! From the West Side Merchants to the Hanses Hardware team playing at Mercury Lanes on Schaeffer Road, he was an art form to watch with just the right spin on the ball. His business acumen was legendary, a skill and touch he learned and honed from his very successful father. He was dedicated member of the St. Alphonsus community throughout his life. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen.
TIMOSZYK GENEVIEVE S. Age 87, January 19, 2013 of Westland. Beloved wife of the late Felix R. Loving father of Kenneth (Cheryl) and James (Cathy). Proud grandmother of five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Visitation Wednesday 9:30 a.m. until the 10:30 a.m. Funeral Service at Vermeulen Funeral Home, 980 N. Newburgh Rd. (between Ford Road and Cherry Hill), Westland. Interment Hillside Cemetery, Belleville. Memorial contributions may be made to American Lung Association. To share a memory, please visit vermeulenfuneralhome.com.
TROLLEY ALOMA Age 84. January 20, 2013 of Riverview. Beloved wife of the late William. Loving mother of Tami (Robert) Champagne. Proud grandmother of Zachary and Zoe. Dearest sister of Virginia Vaughn and Clayton (Nedra) Atwood. Funeral Service Wednesday 12 p.m. at The Trenton Chapel-Martenson Family of Funeral Homes, 3200 West Rd., Trenton. Visitation Tuesday 4-9 p.m. To share a memory visit, www.martenson.com.
WHITTINGTON JAMES C., Age 77, January 20, 2013. Beloved husband of Trula for 24 years. Dearest father of Paula (Rick) Wharram, Tim Whittington, Nina (Frank) Marvin and Debbie Zimmermann. Loving grandfather of Conor, Hunter, Jeremy and Jennifer. Survived by many brothers and sisters. Preceded in death by his parents and brother Timothy. Funeral Wednesday 11am at McCabe Funeral Home, 851 N. Canton Center Rd., Canton. Visitation Tuesday 4-7pm. Interment Washtenong Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Arbor Hospice. www.mccabefuneralhome.com
WIDMAN HAROLD L. January 20, 2013. Age 74. Husband of the late Marie for 26 years. Loving father of Kenith, Lawrence (Gardenia), Andrea, Dawn (Tom), Matthew, Eric (Kasey), Gail Sterkel (Gary), and Jerald (Donna). Devoted grandfather of Jessie, Liam, and 14 others. Great-grandfather of seven. Brother of Joan Guss (the late Howard), Rose Carns (Russ) and the late Morris and Sylvia Linkenbach. Also survived by his longtime companion Georgianna Whitehorn. Family will receive friends Thursday 10 a.m. 2 p.m. at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward (between 13-14 Mile). Private interment Oakview Cemetery. Memorial tributes to the American Cancer Society. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com.
ZOTOS SPIROS V., Passed away peacefully at Beaumont Hospice on January 20, 2013, in his 89th year. Loving husband of Katherine (nee Spounias) for 56 years. Beloved father of Demmy Lionas (Steve), Angela (Dennis Sobieski) and Anthony (Voula). Proud grandfather of Jamie Gialanella (Michael), Katherine Van Tiem (Brandon), Marika Lionas, Ashley Sobieski, and Steven, Eleni and Sophia Zotos. Great-grandfather of Olivia Grace Gialanella. Survived by his siblings, Chris Zotos (Mary), Eleni Drapos (the late Spiro), George Zotos (the late Kalliope), Tom Zotos (Kathy) as well as several nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Preceded in death by his granddaughter, Gabriella Zotos, great-nephew, Matthew Sackett, niece, Christine Zotos and nephew, John Zotos. Son of the late Vassilios and Vassiliki Zotos. Spiro was a member of Masonic Lodge, Order of AHEPA and Epirotic Society. Lifetime member of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church. Spiro was an avid bowler, golfer, hunter and outdoorsman, famous for his venison stew. He will always be remembered as a kind and gentle soul always ready with a helping hand for others. Family will receive friends Tuesday (today) 3-8 p.m. at A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Rd. (between Maple & Big Beaver) with Masonic Service at 6 p.m. and Trisagion at 7 p.m. Funeral Service Wednesday 10 a.m. at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 760 W. Wattles Rd., Troy. Visitation at church begins at 9:30 a.m. Memorial tributes to Orthodox Detroit Outreach, P.O. Box 38511, Detroit MI 48238 or website: orthodoxdetroitoutreach.org or St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church Argonauts. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com