BATSAKIS JOHN G. M.D. passed away January 20, 2013. His family lost their beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend. In addition, the medical community lost a leader in the field of pathology and particularly the field of head and neck pathology. When accepting the Distinguished Service Award from the American Society of Clinical Pathology and College of American Pathologists in 2002, John Batsakis said the following: "The surgeon, Sir John Bland-Sutton, divided his life into three parts. In the first he learned his profession, in the second he taught it, and in the third, he enjoyed it. Only in the first has my professional career been different. Learning has been life-long even during my pedagogical times and continues now in the third part, where it is a source of enjoyment and even at times, wonder." He continued with "In the teaching of pathology to students, residents and Fellows, it has been my goal to inculcate that the first obligation is to the patient; not to brother physicians. "I've enjoyed all but a few times in pathology. Especially gratifying were the many years of close association with otolaryngology, head and neck surgeons with these clinicians I maintained pathology's obligation to the patient directly or indirectly". John received his Medical Degree from the University of Michigan in 1954 and interned at the George Washington University Hospital. A four year residency in pathology at the University of Michigan Medical School was followed by a two year service as assistant chief of the laboratory service, Walter Reed Army Medical Hospital. From 1961 through 1979 John was on the faculty of the Department of Pathology, University of Michigan Medical School, achieving Professor status in 1968. From 1979 to 1981 he was Chairman of the Department of pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Maine Medical Center, Portland Maine. He joined The University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in 1981, as the Chairman of the Division of Pathology and retired in 1996 as Professor Emeritus. Dr. Batsakis had numerous visiting professorships, many with the U.S. Army, and also abroad. He has been an honored lecturer in Germany, France, Sweden, Austria, Ireland, South Korea, Singapore, Australia, South Africa and Saudi Arabia. John was a Fellow of the ASCP and the CAP, A Fellow of the American College of Physicians and a member of the Royal College of Physicians, United Kingdom. A major part of his professional career was in head and neck pathology and he has been honored by otolaryngologic societies for his many contributions. He was author of 540 refereed publications in medical journals, was Co-editor of Advances I Anatomic Pathology, served on editorial boards of eleven journals, was Author/Co-author/ Editor of 10 books and 24 Chapters, WHO panel Classification of Salivary Gland Tumors and was Past Chairman of the Commission on Anatomic Pathology. He is best remembered for his book, "Tumors of the Head and Neck: Clinical and Pathological Consideration" Editions I and II. Family and friends will miss his laugh, his kind and gentle nature and keen sense of humor. His unassuming, and quiet nature belied a strong affinity for humankind and everyone he met. His desire and capacity for learning and understanding extended beyond his professional life and into a wide variety of academic, historical, theological and artistic interests. John Batsakis loved books and shared his love for learning with his close friends and family. Finally, John Batsakis loved his wife, children and grandchildren and they loved him equally. As a father, spouse, colleague and friend, there was none better. He leaves to mourn his loss, his beloved wife of 55 years, Mary Janet Batsakis, his beloved children, Laura Hansen, Sharon Batsakis, and George Batsakis and wife Colleen, his beloved grandchildren, Richard D. (Trey) Hansen, Alexandra Hansen, Georgie (Gigi) Batsakis, and Mary (Maggie) Margaret Batsakis. He also leaves behind his dear twin sister, Mary Zographos of Royal Oak, Michigan and several beloved cousins, nieces and nephews. A celebration of his life will be held in Traverse City, Michigan in the spring. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.
BEATTY-HALL BETTY Passed away 30 December, 2012 in Ft. Lauderdale. Predeceased by her husbands, Hudson U. Beatty and C.J. "Jack" Hall, and her sons Jack, Tom and Mike Hall. Survived by her daughters Mary Kay (Justillien) Landry, Barbara (Ron) Reale, Lois (Stephen) Johnson, and her son John Beatty (Evelyne Hannebohm). Interment in Iowa. A celebration of her life will be held on her 90th birthday, 23 January, 2013 at 1 p.m. at Pilgrim Congregational Church, 3061 N. Adams Road, Bloomfield Hills. Flowers can be sent to the church the day of the celebration. Memorials in lieu of flowers should be made to the Alzheimers Foundation.
BLOOM LESLEE "DEBBY" Cherished cousin of Judy and Mickey Stern. Also survived by other loving cousins and friends. Devoted daughter of the late Louis and the late Shirlee Bloom. SERVICES 10:00 A.M. WEDNESDAY MORNING AT THE DAVID OPPENHEIM MEMORIAL CHAPEL AT MACHPELAH CEMETERY. ARRANGEMENTS BY THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020. www.irakaufman.com
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 January 19, 2013 in Seminole, Florida. Funeral services at John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, Garden City. www.santeiufuneralhome.com
GAMBURD ARTHUR (DAVIDOFF) Beloved son of the late Dorothy Gamburd and the late Louis (Duke) Davidoff. Adored brother of the late Sandra Davidoff . Dearest cousin of Ethel Fitzerman, Carole and Ronald Weiner, Marcia Zacks, David Gamburd and Harry Gamburd. Lifelong friend of Barry and Carole Cohen. GRAVESIDE SERVICES THURSDAY 12:00 NOON, WESTWOOD CEMETERY, 26248 Michigan Avenue, Inkster. ARRANGEMENTS WITH HEBREW MEMORIAL CHAPEL (248) 543-1622. www.hebrewmemorial.org
JEREMIC RADISA "JOHN", age 72. Retired Hamtramck Soccer and Tennis Coach. Tennis promotor at Indian Village Tennis Club. Visitation Wednesday 3-9 p.m., Thursday 1-8 p.m. Pomen prayer service 7:00 p.m. both days, A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 32000 Schoenherr at Masonic (13 ½ Mile Rd. ), Warren. In state Friday 10:30 a.m. Mass 11:00 a.m., St. Stevan Decanski Serbian Orthodox Church, 14235 E. 11 Mile Rd., Warren. Interment Utica Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the church. ahpeters.com
KROLL BARBARA K., age 77, passed away January 21, 2013. Beloved sister-in-law of Janice Kroll and sister of the late Paul Kroll. Loving aunt of Michael (Crystal) Kroll, Karen (Michael) White, Marty (Karen) Kroll, Nicholas Kroll, Paul (Marilyn) Kroll. Dear great-aunt of Mitchell, Myles, Jordan, Austin, Allison, Adam, Alex, Derek, Julian, Christopher and Lola. Dearest great-great-aunt of Mychael. The family will receive friends Wednesday 2-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Scripture service at Sawyer-Fuller Funeral Home, 2125 Twelve Mile Rd., Berkley (2 blks. West of Woodward). In state Thursday 9:30 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. Mass at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, 13500 Oak Park Blvd. (at Coolidge Rd.), Oak Park. Share a memory at www.sawyerfuller.com
LOUGH DOROTHY "DOT" 71 years, died peacefully in her home. She is survived by her loving husband Edward of 55 years of marriage, her daughter Laurie (Tony), son Daniel (Suzy) and four grandchildren, Jacqueline, Troy, Rebecca and Jacob. Memorial visitation Friday 10am until time of service 12pm at McCabe Funeral Home Canton Chapel, 851 N. Canton Center Rd., Canton. Memorial contributions may be made to Kalkaska County Animal Shelter, 605 N. Birch Street, Kalkaska, MI 49646 www.mccabefuneralhome.com
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
MICHALS DOUG January 21, 2013 Age 57. Beloved husband of Leslie for 27 years. Loving father of Mackenzie Odell (Shaun), Connor and Evan. Cherished son of Genevieve "Jean" and the late Leonard. Dear brother of Pat Raleigh and Katy Desautels (Jim). Devoted uncle of many nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward (btwn 13-14 Mile), Wednesday 2-8p.m. Funeral service Thursday 11a.m. at Highland Park Baptist Church, 28600 Lahser Rd., Southfield. Visitation at church begins at 10a.m. Memorial tributes to Central Detroit Christian. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
NOWAKOWSKI ORTENSE E. (NEE SCHMIDT) Age 93. January 21, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Marion. Loving mother of James (Sharon) and Donald (Denise). Dear grandmother of four and great-grandmother of two. Dear sister of Ruth Laverne, Donna (Joseph) Killewald and the late Audrey Nord. Visitation Wednesday 3-9pm, with a 7pm Scripture Service at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. 36900 Schoenherr Rd. at Metro Pkwy (16 Mile Rd.) Funeral Thursday. In state 10:30am at St. Blase 12151 15 Mile Rd. (bet. Schoenherr and Van Dyke) until time of Mass at 11am. Entombment Resurrection Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com
O'BRIEN DENNIS GENE, age 62 of Troy, passed away January 20, 2013. He was born November 8, 1950. Dearest father of Jeffrey. He is also survived by his friend Barbara Avery-O'Brien, sister Mary Ellen (Larry) Valiquette, and several nieces and nephews. Dennis was retired from Kinsler Fuel Injection Company, enjoyed drag racing, and fishing. Visitation Thursday 3-9 p.m., with funeral Friday at 11:00 a.m., at the Hopcroft Funeral Home, 31145 John R. Road, Madison Heights. Burial in White Chapel Cemetery, Troy. Online condolences at www.hopcroftfuneraldirectors.com
PADLO GLADYS SOPHIE Age 81. January 21, 2013. Beloved wife of Chester Padlo. Loving mother of Mike (Dawn) Padlo and Roseanne Padlo. Cherished grandma of Nicole Hansen, Mindy Padlo, Jenny Padlo and Michael Padlo. Dearest great grandma of Tristan Charles King. Visitation at Hackett-Metcalf Funeral Home, 2640 Monroe Blvd. (near W. Outer Drive), Dearborn, Thursday 1:00 9:00 p.m. with a Rosary at 6:00 p.m. In state Friday 10:30 a.m. at St. Sebastian Catholic Church until the time of Mass at 11:00 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Angela Hospice. www.hackettmetcalf.com
PEVEN KAY (BRITTEN) 94. Beloved wife of 67 years of Dr. Philip S. Peven. Cherished mother of Kari (Masat) Izu and Roger Peven. Loving grand- mother of Nikko Peven-Izu, Jackson Peven, and Ruby Peven. Dear sister of Brenda Brown (England). Sister-in-law of Fay (late Louis) Newman, Louis (Marcia) Peven, Tina (late William) Bobrin, many loving nieces & nephews. A celebration of her life will be announced later.
BROWN PRESTON AARON Age 56 , Beloved Husband of Sheryl, Dear Father of Jeffrey (Adina), Johnny (Jennifer), Tonya, Joshua and the late Jesse. Five Grandchildren also survive. Visitation Thursday 1-9 pm with Funeral Services 8 pm at Wessels & Wilk Funeral Home 23690 Woodward Ave. Pleasant Ridge. Burial Fernwood Cemetery Temple, Michigan.
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.
SCHOEN CAROL DAWN 83, died January 19, 2013. Beloved wife of Lawrence Schoen. Loving mother of Mark (Beverly), Robert (Jill), Nancy (Jim Bist), Lori (Jeff Hanft), Doug (Sarah). Dearest Grandma of Lisa, Melanie, Karl, Alex, Seth, Gretchen, Kari and Nicholas. Dear sister of Richard (Gerry) Deneau, Joyce (deceased) (Leo Dattolo), Audrey (Bob Acorsi), Bill (Sue) Deneau, Patricia (Tom Willits-deceased), Jim & Elaine Deneau (deceased) and Judy (deceased) (Don Houseman). Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Memorial service is scheduled for January 24th at Hope United Church of Christ, 35127 Garfield, Clinton Twp. Visitation 10am until time of service 11am. Donations in memory of Carol may be made to Hope United Church of Christ or Henry Ford Hospice of Michigan. www.kaulfuneralhome.com
VANI DOMENICA (NEE DiLEGGE) January 21, 2013. Beloved wife of Domenico. Loving mother of Toni (Marcia) and Linda Radcliffe. Loving grand-mother of Joseph, Angela (Bryan), Thomas, Selena, Dominick and Alexander. Dearest sister of Armanda Polante and Orazia Frisone'. Visitation Thursday 3-9 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr Rd. at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Rosary Thursday 7:00 p.m. In state Friday 10:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. time of Mass at St. Mark Church, 4401 Bart (btwn. 9 & 10 Mile Rds., E. of Ryan). Entombment Guardian Angel Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com
WHITE HELEN E. Age 87, of Prudenville, passed away on Sunday, January 20, 2013 at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor with her family by her side. Helen was born on November 15, 1925 in Detroit, MI, to Constantine and Mary (Telescou) Johns. Helen married her loving husband of 60 years Harry S. White on October 6, 1946 in Detroit. The couple moved to Prudenville in 1979 from Livonia. Helen enjoyed spending time at the Houghton Lake Senior Center with "The Ladies". Helen is survived by her daughter, Kimberley (Jim) Barefield of Colorado; daughter, Michele (Keith) Helfrich of Novi; four grandchildren, Jessica, Charlotte, Natalie, Brittany; four great-grandchildren; and daughter-in-law Lisa White. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Harry S. White in 2006; son, Michael in 1995; son, Phillip in 1999; sister, Elsie; sister, Florence; and a brother, George. Visitation is scheduled at Christler Funeral Home- Prudenville Chapel on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 11 a.m. until the time of the service. The funeral will take place on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 1 p.m. Father Joe Muszkiewicz will conduct the service. Burial will take place in Denton Township Cemetery in the spring. You may express your condolences to the family at www.christler-holdship.com. Christler Funeral Home- Prudenville Chapel is handling the arrangements.
WICKER JOAN PHYLLIS 1929-2013 Age 83, of Broomfield Colorado. Passed away peacefully January 6, 2013. Born and raised in Detroit Michigan. Survived by her sister Kathryn and her brother Thomas; two children, her son Richard and her daughter Karen; six grandchildren, Jennifer, David, Kenneth, Grant, Garrett and Jane; two great grandchildren, Alycia and Ella. Had supportive friends and relatives. We were so blessed to have you. We cherish all the wonderful memories and hold you forever in our hearts. You are missed.