ALUIA PHYLLIS "PAULINE" (NEE PELLERITO) Age 91, January 20, 2013. Beloved wife of Sebastian. Dearest mother of Vito (Cindy) and Josephine (Frank) Padar. Proud grandmother of Christopher, Julie, Laura, and the late James. Dear sister of Joseph (Argia) Pellerito, Jack (Violet) Pellerito, and Caroline (the late Anthony) Fragomeni. Visitation Friday 3-9 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. (Shelby Twp.), 54880 VanDyke at 25 Mile Rd. In state Saturday 9:30 a.m. at St. Therese of Lisieux, 48115 Schoenherr (S. of 22 Mile) until Mass, 10 a.m. Entombment Resurrection. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com.
ANDERSON LAWRENCE E. January 22, 2013. Age 80. Longtime companion of the late Doris Tock. Loving father of David, Debra, Lance, Carrie Lee, Cody and Jarrett. Beloved brother of Richard Anderson. Also survived by 10 loving grandchildren, one great-granddaughter and two nieces and two nephews. Lawrence is the Owner and President of Anderson Music Co, established 1938. Funeral service Saturday 11:00 a.m. at the Dearborn Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 22546 Michigan Ave. Visitation Thursday 4-9 p.m. and Friday 1-9 p.m. Interment Northview Cemetery. www.howe-peterson.com
BAGBY WILLIAM L. Age 69, January 22, 2013. Beloved husband of Janet. Loving father of Tammy and the late Suzy. Will be missed dearly by all his family and friends. Memorial visitation Friday 2-8 pm at Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 Six Mile Rd. in Livonia. Funeral service Saturday 10 am at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the VA Hospital in Detroit in Bill's honor. Department of Veteran's Affairs, John D. Dingell Medical Center, 4646 John R, Detroit, MI 48201-1932.
BAROFF JACOB Beloved husband of 57 years of Mary Baroff. Cherished father of Alan Baroff and Dr. Stewart (Dianne) Baroff. Proud grandfather of Brandon and Kaila Baroff. Loving brother of Miriam Baroff. Dear uncle of Terry Lewis and great-uncle of Seth Blumberg. SERVICES 1:00 P.M. THURSDAY AFTERNOON AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, (248) 569-0020. INTERMENT AT ADAT SHALOM MEMORIAL PARK. www.irakaufman.com
BLAKE MARY "GERRY" Age 88. January 20, 2013. Beloved wife of 68 years to James. Loving mother of Mary Kay (Tom) Crowley, Jim (Mary) Blake, Jane Blake, Gretchen (Russ) Lapham, Mollie Blake, and Therese (Jerry) Graney. Dear grandmother of 13 and great-grandmother of 11. Also survived by her sister Jane Woodworth, many loving family members and friends. Visitation Thursday, January 24, 4-8 p.m. with a Rosary at 7 p.m. at Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home, 16300 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe Park, MI. Funeral Friday, in state at 10 a.m. until time of Mass at 10:30 a.m. at St. Clare of Montefalco, 1401 Whittier Rd., Grosse Pointe Park, MI. Donations may be made to Capuchin Soup Kitchen. Light a candle and share a memory at www.verheyden.org.
BOLTON DONNA I. Age 76. January 23, 2013. Beloved wife of the late William. Loving mother of James, Jeffrey and Jerome. Proud grandmother of Megan, Patricia, Emili-Ann, Paige, Courtney and Dominique. Great grandmother of Michael, Matthew and Pierce. Dear sister of Bill, Marge, Joanne, John, Doug and Nancy. Visitation Friday 2:30-8 p.m. and service Saturday 10 a.m. at the Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 705 W 11 Mile Rd. (4 blks. E of Woodward), Royal Oak. Share your memories at www.sullivanfuneraldirectors.com.
BONDAREK LORICE B. "SITTO", age 86, January 19, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Jake. Loving mother of DeeDee Ministrelli and Nick (Vera) Bondarek. Dear grandmother of seven grandsons and one granddaughter. Great-grandmother of six. Arrangements entrusted to the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 1/2 Mile Road). Please share memories at www.Temrowski.com.
BORRI RICHARD "DOC" Age 85 January 22, 2013. Beloved husband of Margaret "Marge". Loving father of Valerie (John) Keuten and Jessica (Bill) Meldrum. Proud grandfather of Stephen (Vanessa), Matthew (Olivia), Adam and Brian. Great grandfather of Rose, Margo and John. Dearest brother of Joseph (Della) Borri. Visitation Friday 2-9pm with 7:30pm Rosary at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons Inc. 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Funeral Saturday In state 10:00am at St. Ronald Church 17701 15 Mile (between Garfield and Groesbeck) until time of Mass at 10:30am. Donations are welcome to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen. Entombment Resurrection Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com
BOYLE MICHELLE T., Greenfield, Indiana. Age 48, passed away on January 19, 2013. Born on August 16, 1964, in Detroit, she was the daughter of Michael and Constance Boyle of Florence, South Carolina. She was a fine artist and attended the Center of Creative Studies in Detroit. Surviving her are her parents; brother, Kevin (Elizabeth) of Pamplico, South Carolina; and nieces, Riley and Maddy. She is also survived by a special friend, Harry Hersch. Funeral services will take place at a later date and local arrangements were handled by Erlewein Mortuary in Greenfield. Memorial contributions may be made to your local Mental Health Association. Friends may share a memory or send a condolence at www.erleweinmortuary.com or email condolences to email@example.com.
BROOKS ROBERT D. Age 86, passed away January 22, 2013. He was born on November 28, 1926, in Dearborn, to the late Alvin and Irene (Mailloux) Brooks. He retired from the Detroit Newspaper in 1988, after 35 years as a photo engraver. He was a devoted husband and father. A true family man. Robert is survived by his wife of 60 years, Irene; daughter Patricia Brooks; sister Iris Valenti; son-in-law Jack Stewart; and granddaughter Jocelyn Stewart. He was preceded in death by his daughter Judith Stewart in 2011, his infant son Jerald, and his sister Betty Miller. Visitation will be held on January 25, Friday, at 10:00 a.m. followed by a funeral mass at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 830 S. Lafayette, South Lyon. Online guestbook www.phillipsfuneral.com
CAPOCCIA MARY "LONDA" passed away quietly Saturday, January 19. She was 89. Beloved wife of the late Bob Capoccia. Loving mother of Toni (Greg) Biancucci. Grandmother to Dante and Alessandra. Beloved sister to Frank (the late Patricia), Margaret and Danny (Bonnie) and the late Russell (the late Lorraine) and Alex (the late Peppi). Londa also leaves behind many nieces and nephews. Mass will be at Saint Anastasia Church 4571 John R. Road, Troy, Friday, January 25. Gathering at 9:15 a.m., mass at 9:30 a.m.
CAPRA JOSEPHINE M. January 21, 2013 Age: 91 Beloved wife of the late Reno for "70 years". Dearest mother of Pauline (Kenneth) Kunkel, Christine (John) Sprague, Richard (Karen). Dear sister of Bruno Ferrai. Loving grand- mother of Raymond, Karen, Susann, Sandra, Jill, Kimberly, Scott, Lance, Sharon, Ann, and Mary. Also survived by 21 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. Resting at the L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, 8809 Wayne Rd. (at Joy Rd.) Friday 2-9 p.m. Scripture service at 7 p.m. In state Saturday, 10:30 a.m. at St. Theodore Catholic Church 8200 Wayne Rd. (S. of Joy) until time of Mass at 11 a.m. Share "Memorial Tribute" with the family at griffinfuneralhome.com
CAREW JUANITA J. Age 91. Passed away peacefully on January 21 in Holyoke, MA at the Motherhouse of the Society of the Daughters of the Heart of Mary. Beloved daughter of the late Ralph L. Sr. and Laurine. Loving sister of Edward B. Sr. (the late Marie). Predeceased by her sister Patricia C. Johnson and brother Ralph L. Jr. "Bud" (Sally). Dear aunt of many nieces and nephews. Juanita worked in the Wayne Co. Treasurers office for 37 years. Visitation: Friday, January 25, 4-9pm with an evening Vigil at Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 Six Mile, Livonia, MI 48152. Funeral Mass: 10:00am Saturday, January 26 (In-State 9:30am) at St. Colette Catholic Church, 17600 Newburgh, Livonia, MI 48152. Memorial Donations to the Daughters of the Heart of Mary, 1365 Northampton St., Holyoke, MA 01040 or The Capuchin Charities. For more information please visit www.harryjwillfuneralhome.com
CARRETTA KATHERINE ANNE (McNALLY) 88, died peacefully, surrounded by her family, in Bloomfield Hills, MI on January 18, 2013. She is the beloved wife of the late Ralph A. Carretta Jr. She is predeceased by adoring parents Katherine and Frank McNally; brothers Eugene and Frank McNally; parents-in-law Judge Ralph Sr., and Pauline Carretta; and sister-in-law Eleanor (the late Joseph) McConville. She is survived by children Ruth Carretta (life companion Carlos Salamanca), Joyce Kashawlic (husband Sean), and Carol Phalen (husband Stephen); grandchildren Bryan Kashawlic (wife Patricia), Erin Kashawlic, and Nicole, Casey, Rachel, and Amy Phalen; sisters-in-law June McNally and Mary McNally; cousin Joan (Dr. Richard) Frary; and many nieces and nephews. Anne was formerly of Bronxville, New York, Sarasota, Florida, Framingham, Massachusetts, and West Bloomfield, MI. Anne was born in 1924 in New York, NY. She and her brothers were raised in Mt. Vernon, New York. Anne became an avid reader at a young age, lover of books, history, genealogy, and her family. She graduated from Manhattanville College in 1946, and enjoyed a career in research and marketing with Young & Rubicam Advertising Agency in Manhattan, NY. In 1954, she married a rising young attorney, Ralph A. Carretta, Jr., and settled in Eastchester, NY. There they raised their three daughters and enjoyed many years near a wealth of family and friends. As the girls grew, Anne became an ardent genealogist, volunteering at the Westchester Historical Society for many years. She published a book on cemeteries in Westchester County that is cataloged in the National Library of Congress, and she is a life member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Anne's greatest love was for her family. Her other pleasures included reading, especially fact-based historical novels, Irish music and dancing, swimming, libraries, book stores, cats, teas, cookies, and vanilla milkshakes. She was a soft-spoken woman who defined quiet strength, courage, and wisdom. Anne and Ralph retired to Sarasota, Florida in 1988 where they enjoyed many years of family visits, learning opportunities through Elderhostels, and travel abroad. Anne spent her last eight years living with or near her three daughters and grandchildren. Her last year was in the loving care of the staff at Sunrise of Bloomfield Hills, MI. Visitation will be held at Fred H. McGrath and Son Funeral Home, 20 Cedar St., Bronxville, NY (www.mcgrathandson.com) on Friday, January 25 from 4-8 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, January 26 at 9:30 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church in Tuckahoe, NY. Interment to follow at Holy Mount Cemetery, Eastchester, NY. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations may be made to the society of the Sacred Heart, 4120 Forest Park Ave., St. Louis, Missouri (www.rscj.org), or the Learning Center for the Deaf, 848 Central St., Framingham, MA, (www.tlcdeaf.org) .
CARTER LOIS E., Age 89. Beloved wife of the late Robert. Dear mother of Gilbert Foster and Merry (Robert) Gutzke. Loving grand mother of Michelle Kelly, Danielle Sternisha, and Joshua Foster. Great Grandmother of seven. Dear sister of Doris Elliot, Janet Harding, Donna Stewart, Margaret Fair, and the late James and Ross Stewart, Grace Evans, Joyce Rich, and Shirley Deitrick. Visitation Saturday 2:00-8:00 pm with Funeral Service Sunday 12:30 pm at Charles R. Step Funeral Home, 18425 Beech Daly (between 6 & 7 Mile). Interment White Chapel Cemetery. Condolences to Charlesstepfuneralhome.com
CLAUDIN-SUVEG CHERYL On Monday, January 7, 2013 Cheryl Claudin-Suveg answered the Lord's call to come home. She was a dedicated employee of Detroit Media Partnership. She leaves to cherish her memories her devoted husband, Thomas Suveg; two sons, Curtis and Christopher Claudin; mother-in-law Jean Suveg and a host of relatives and friends. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at All Saints Episcopal Church, 563 Pinewood Street, Toledo, Ohio 43602 (I-75 S. to exit 202 B - Right on Collingwood Blvd then Right on Pinewood St.) Service begins at 11 a.m. with Rev. Beverly Tasy officiating.
CONNOR JOAN J. Age 82, of Shelby Township, formerly of Eastpointe, Michigan, died January 20, 2013. 1:00 p.m. Memorial Service, January 26, 2013 at Faith Christian Center 46000 Gratiot Avenue, Chesterfield Township, MI, 48051. To read the obituary visit www.GramerFuneralHome.com
CRAMER GERTRUDE E., 85, of Royal Oak, passed away Monday, January 21, 2013. She was born in Laurium on September 19, 1927, a daughter of Ilmari and Jenny (Johnson) Kahkonen and graduated from Calumet High School. Gertrude was united in marriage to Cecil Cramer in 1947. Gertrude worked for Flexible Products in Auburn Hills for thirty one years, retiring in 1993. The funeral service for Mrs. Cramer will be held in the spring and will be announced by the Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet. Burial will be in the Lake View Cemetery in Calumet. For survivor details and to express condolences to the family go to Petersonfuneralservices.com
CRONYN PATRICIA ANN Age 85, January 23, 2013. Beloved wife of the late John Edward (September 22, 2007). Beloved mother of Carol (Mark) Kronk, John (Eileen) Cronyn, Jean Frye, Laura (Derrick) Cronyn, Michael (Laura) Cronyn and the late Charles and Mary Louise. Dearest grandmother of 11 and great grandmother of one. Predeceased by her sister Joan Fournier. In state Saturday 11:30 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass at St. Mary of Redford, 16098 Grand River, Detroit 12 noon. Visiting Friday at the Fisher Funeral Home, 24501 Five Mile Rd. (between Beech Daly and Telegraph) Redford Twp. (313) 535-3030 from 2-8 pm.
DANIEL REBA R., age 94, passed away January 22, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Gerald W. Daniel. Loving mother of Gerri (Stan) Bean, Phyllis (Jerry) Pawelski, Lee (Diane) Daniel, Linda (Don) Torr. Grandmother to Dan, Suzanne, David, Molly, Lee, Laura, Jessica, Kimberly, Kristine and Katie. Great-grandmother to 11. Funeral Service Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Kaul Funeral Home 35201 Garfield, Clinton Township. Visitation Friday, January 25, 2013 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. www.kaulfuneralhome.com
DIEM ESTELLE (NEE DZIEKAN) of Allegan, died Tuesday, December 25, 2012 at Heartland Health Care Center in Kalamazoo. Estelle was born in Detroit, the daughter of Casmere and Agnes (Aniol) Dziekan. Estelle was a homemaker and loved tending to her family. Her family knew her well for being very spunky. She was also known for her love of animals, especially cats. Estelle never let a man or animal go hungry on her watch. She gave a new meaning to "shop until you drop". Estelle is survived by her children: Marcia (Jim) Connell, Robert P. (Kathy) Diem, Gregory J. (Diane) Diem; her five grandchildren: Robert E. (Miki) Diem, Ryan E. (Julie) Diem, Ian O. Diem, Renee Swenson, Kari (Shay) Butler; her seven great-grandchildren: Chance, Kade, Joshua, Madison, Ashlyn, Luke, and Zach. Estelle is preceded in death by her Husband Robert Diem; five sisters and two brothers. Friends may meet with the family on Friday, January 25, 2013 from 1-3 p.m., at the Gorden Funeral Residence, Allegan Chapel. The Funeral Mass will follow at 4:00 p.m. at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Allegan. Father Jorgensen will officiate. An inurnment will take place at a later date at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery in Port Sanilac, Michigan. Memorial Contributions may be made to: Children's Neuroblastoma Cancer Foundation, 360 W. Schick Rd., Suite 23, # 211, Bloomingdale, Illnois, 60108. Arrangements made by Gorden Funeral Residence. www.gordenfuneral.com
DINGLEY JENNIE age 94 of Seminole, FL, passed away, Sunday, January 19, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Charles. Dear mother of Sharon (John) Kennedy, Naples, and Margaret Lusko, Annapolis, MD and the late Charles Vincent. Sister of Jeanine Anderson, Bloomfield Hills, MI. Grandmother of Deanna and Robert Lusko and Jennifer Kucharski. Great grandmother of Ryan Kucharski. Visitation Friday 1-8 p.m. at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 N. Inkster Rd., Garden City (Between Ford Rd. & Cherry Hill). In state Saturday 9:30 a.m. followed by the 10 a.m. Funeral service at St. Raphael Catholic Church, 31530 Beechwood (at Merriman Road, 2 blocks north of Ford Rd.). Memorial contributions may be made to All Children's Hospital 501 6th Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701 www.santeiufuneralhome.com
DOBBS MARCIA January 22, 2013, age 65. Beloved wife of Paul. Dear mother of Christopher ( Mary ) Dobbs and Emily (Andrew) Idzior. Grandmother of Kristen Dobbs. Sister of Steve, Lynn and Joel. Visitation Thursday 2 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the Schrader-Howell Funeral Home, 280 South Main Street, Plymouth. A Rosary service will be held at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue on Friday from 2:30 p.m. until time of the Funeral Mass at 3 p.m. at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, 47650 North Territorial ( at Beck Road ) Plymouth. Committal Service Saturday 10 a.m. at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, 25800 West 10 Mile Road, Southfield. Share your memories at www.schrader-howell.com
DODDIE LORRAINE "LORRIE" Age 80 January 22, 2013. Beloved wife of Fred. Best mother ever of David (Debbie) and Diane (Robert) Rodemeyer and adopted daughter Cindy Hinckley. Sister of Ken (Betty) Hardiman, and Patricia (Tom) Maher. Memorial Gathering Saturday 10:30am followed by Prayers at 11:30am at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 N. Inkster Rd., Garden City (Between Ford Rd. and Cherry Hill). Memorials suggested to Odyssey Hospice or Penrickton Center. www.santeiufuneralhome.com
ELTON OLIVE E., January 22, 2013, age 85 Beloved wife of the late Vern. Loving mother of Linda Morris (the late Roy) and Bettijo Gullickson (Kurt). Dearest grandmother of Rick, Todd, Lori and Jessica and great grandmother of Jarod. Dear sister of Violet and LaVern. Memorial gathering Sunday 2:00 5:00 pm at the Dearborn Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 22546 Michigan Ave. Memorials to Salvation Army or American Heart Association. www.howepeterson.com
FORTIER JOSEPH G., Age 56 of Royal Oak. A loving father, grandfather, son, and brother. Mr. Fortier was loved by all. Arrangements by Kaul Funeral Home, St. Clair Shores. (586) 775-2424. Donations to SDS/MSA Support Group, 8311 Brier Creek Parkway, Ste. 105-434, Raleigh NC 27617. For full obituary www.kaulfuneralhome.com
GRESKO WALTER, age 70 of Berkley passed away on Monday, January 21, 2013. Mr. Gresko served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Beloved husband of Joyce. Dearest father of Walter Gresko Jr., David (Cathie) Gresko, Susan (Patrick) Quinn, Scott Gresko, Michele (Jim) Wilkinson, Melissa (Randy) Wilkowski, Amanda (Mike) Crum, David Drenzik and the late Jamie Murray. Loving grandfather of 22 grandchildren. Dear brother of Sharon Scott, Michelle Gresko, Barbara Gresko, Diane Vezina, and Theri Gresko. Visitation at the Sawyer-Fuller Funeral Home, 2125 Twelve Mile Road (two blocks west of Woodward Avenue) in Berkley, Friday, January 25th from 3 p.m. until the time of funeral at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Gilda Club. Share a memory with the family at www.sawyerfuller.com
GRIEBE SHIRLEY D. "LEE", 81, passed away suddenly on January 21, 2013. Mr. Griebe was a 42 year Chrysler employee and a Korean War Army Veteran receiving the Bronze Star with Valor. He is survived by his children, Laurie (Jim) Gillette, Jim (Deanna) Griebe, Joseph (Connie Benningfield) Griebe, Bob (Vicki Carver) Griebe and Nancy (John) Zimmerman. 17 grand children; six great-grandchildren; brother, Lyle; sister, Louise Chapp; sisters-in-law, Catherine (the late Richard) Griebe; Sandra (the late Robert Talbot) LaGrow; and Marian (the late Herman) Griebe. Mr. Griebe was pre-deceased by his wife Patricia. Additionally, brother Norman; sister Doris & Edward Duffey; and brother-in-law Francis LaGrow, Jr. Visitation Thursday from 5:00 9:00 p.m. and Friday from 2:00 9:00 p.m. (with a Rosary recital at 7:00 p.m.) at Kaul Funeral Home, 27830 Gratiot Avenue, Roseville, MI. Additional visitation will take place on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until time of Mass 10:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Friends may share a memory with the family at www.kaulfuneralhome.com
HEFNER EUGENE M. of Redford, Michigan, went to be with the Lord January 22, 2013. Beloved husband of the late Myrtis. Dear father of Michael (Peggy), Martha, Melinda Hefner-Andrews (Paul) and Mark (Cathy). Loving grandfather of Shannon, Jennifer and Michael. Visitation Friday from 2pm until 6pm time of the service at Harry J. Will Funeral Home 25450 Plymouth Road, Redford. Memorials appreciated to the American Cancer Society. Visit Eugene's memorial website at www.harryjwillfuneralhome.com
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
KAZA DOLORES (SOUSA) of Commerce Twp., died Wednesday January 23. Born and raised in Detroit. Graduated from Marygrove College in 1952. Enjoyed meeting new people, walking, yoga and fine foods. Devoted wife of 59 years of Albert J. Kaza. Loving mother of Donna (Bill) Pinkerton, Sue (Ron) DeMaggio, Anne Mayer, Jean (Mike) Rydzewski, Nancy (Jack McKenna) Kaza, Theresa Kaza, and Catherine Kaza. Dear grandmother of Kelly, James, Elizabeth, Billy, Allison, and Laura. Memorial gathering at O'Brien/Sullivan Funeral Home, 41555 Grand River Ave., Novi, (248) 348-1800 on Friday, 2-8 p.m. Memorial service Saturday at the funeral home at 11:00 a.m. Online condolences may be made to www.obriensullivanfuneralhome.com.
KIDD JOSEPH K. age 85, January 20, 2013. Beloved husband of Wanda, whom preceded him in death in 2008. Dearest father of Frank (Janet), Mark, Michael (Marilyn) and Steven (Cynthia). Loving grandfather of seven. Dearest brother of David Isaacs "DI" Kidd. Young Joe, growing up in a family of nine, graduated from Roanoke Rapids High School in North Carolina. Enlisted in the Army in 1945 and spent time in the Pacific. Upon earning his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Richmond Professional Institute, Joe, with wife Wanda and young family, moved north to Detroit and entered the creative world of advertising, settling in with Campbell-Ewald for 15 years. A short time later he started his own advertising agency, JK Kidd & Company, lasting for over 20 years. Finally retiring to Milford in 1997. Memorial Visitation Saturday 10am until time of service 11am at McCabe Funeral Home, 31950 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Michigan Humane Society or Sterling Service Dogs. www.mccabefuneralhome.com
KNOX ROBERTA LEE age 84 of Livonia. Cherished wife of the late Harold. Dear mom of Patricia (Phillip) Ostach, Jacqueline Justin, Richard (Denise) Compton, Kathryn (David) Strobel, Dianne Knox and the late Rita Morris. Dearest mother in law to Mike Morris. Loving grammie of 13, great grammie of 13, and great great grammie of four. She also leaves behind many other loving family and friends. Visitation will be held at Fred Wood Funeral Home, Rice Chapel ,36100 5 Mile Rd. Livonia (E. of Levan) Friday 2-9pm. Funeral Saturday 10:30am at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Open Door Ministry or Huron Valley Humane Society. Please visit online guestbook fredwoodfuneralhome.com
KOWALSKI MARGIE Age 84. Beloved wife of the late Edward. Loving mother of Regina (Steve) Ochab, Edward and Helena (Gregory) Governale. Proud grandmother of Steven, Brandon, Matthew (Megan) and Lindsey Ochab, Gregory and Lauren Governale. Also survived by two sisters and three brothers. Visitation at A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 32000 Schoenherr at Masonic (13 ½ Mile Rd.) Warren Thursday 5 to 9pm and Friday 1 to 9pm. Funeral Service Saturday 10am. ahpeters.com
LITT BERNIE Beloved husband of 63 years of Marion Litt. Cherished father of Arlene (Larry) Simoni and Stuart (Terri) Litt. Proud grandfather of Brian and Aaron Litt. Loving brother of the late Charlie (the late Zoe) Litt, the late William (the late Betty) Litt, the late Sam (the late Marian) Litt. The late David Litt, the late Harriett (the late Sam) Brody and the late Molly Litt. SERVICES FRIDAY 12 NOON AT THE DAVIDSON/ HERMELIN CHAPEL AT CLOVER HILL PARK CEMETERY. ARRANGEMENTS BY THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, (248) 569-0020. www.irakaufman.com
LIVSEY FRANCIS, 87, of Midland, died at his home on Tuesday, January 22, 2013. Francis was born on April 13, 1925 in Chatham, Ontario Canada to the late Sherman F. Livsey and Olive (McKnight) Livsey. Francis is survived by his loving wife Natalie; daughters, Ann (Dennis) Orrey, Laura (David) Naudi, Amy (David) Sommer; grandchildren, Jonathan Naudi, Jeffrey (Emily) Naudi, Brandon Lehr (Brandon Andrew) , Ashley Lehr, Bradley Sommer, Brendan Sommer, Stephen Sommer, Scott Sommer; great grand children, Carter Naudi, Elise Naudi; and his sister in law Ruth Livsey. A Funeral Liturgy will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, January 25, 2013 at St. Brigid's Catholic Church in Midland. The family will receive friends at Smith-Miner Funeral Home, 2700 W. Wackerly on Thursday, January 24 from 3 until 7 pm. and on Friday at the Church from 10:00 am until the time of the service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider Autism Speaks or Operation Smile. Online condolences can be left at www.smithminer.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
MacINTYRE DONALD A. age 82 of Brighton died January 15, 2013. Beloved husband of 59 years to Dolores. Loving father of Scott (Laura), Kelli (Gary) Aldrich, and the late Steven. Dear grandfather of Tara, Derek (Melinda), Justin (Kelly), and Blake MacIntyre, Kyle and Brayden Aldrich, and the late Nathan MacIntyre. Great-grandfather of Tyler Bigford and one great-grandson on the way. Brother of the late Joyce Mancino. Mr. MacIntyre was a retired Detroit firefighter, Korean War Air Force veteran, and avid golfer. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, January 26 at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 340 N. Pontiac Trail, Walled Lake (three blks. s. of Maple Rd.). Friends may visit 2 p.m. until time of service. Memorials to ALS Association of Michigan and Autism Society of Michigan appreciated. Condolences at www.LynchFAMILYFuneralDirectors.com.
MARX JEAN L. (NEE HERRIGES), age 89, beloved wife of Raymond J. Marx, died January 21, 2013. Loving Mother of Cynthia (William) Taylor, David (Mary), Richard (Nancy), Laura (David) Carriveau and Linda (Robert) Kisse. Devoted grandmother of ten and great-grandmother of eight. Memorial service Thursday, January 24 at St. John Neumann Church, 44800 Warren, Canton. Visitation at 9:30 am followed by Mass at 10. Memorial contributions suggested to Sanctuary at Villa Marie, 15131 Newburgh, Livonia, MI 48154.
MATTINGLY ALBERTA (TEALL) Age 97, passed away Monday, January 14 in her Dearborn, MI home. She is predeceased by her husband, Seth Willis Mattingly, Jr. Alberta was a physical education teacher in the Dearborn school system for 40 years. She also volunteered for over 40 years at Greenfield Village. Alberta is survived by niece Karen (Teall) Dunholter of Naperville, Illinois and three nephews Paul Mattingly of California and Gregg and Gary Mattingly from New York. She is also survived by seven great-nieces and nephews. Services are private. Donations in living memory of Alberta may be made to the American Heart Association. Arrangements by Howe-Peterson Funeral Home.
McGUIRE JOAN ELIZABETH, loving daughter of the late James & Jane (Wolf) McGuire. Beloved sister of James McGuire, Andrew (Holly) McGuire, Ellen (J.B.) Conner, Gwen (late William) Slater and Matthew McGuire. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Age 56 yrs. Joan was a well known art teacher for 34 yrs at Mother of Mercy High School in Cincinnati, Ohio. Burial Saturday, 2pm at the Utica Cemetery in Utica, Mich. Memorials may be made to the Joan McGuire Art Scholarship Fund, c/o Mother of Mercy H.S. 3036 Werk Rd. Cincinnati, Ohio 45211. neidhardminges.com
MELVIN DELIA Age 82 of Livonia. Beloved wife of Michael Melvin for 58 years. Loving mother of Marty (Patricia), Debra (William) Tennis, Donna (the late Chris) Barcus and the late Brian Melvin. Dear grandmother of Megan, Michael, Matthew, Zachary and Mackenzie Melvin, Stephen and Jacob Tennis, Candice (Aron) Maddox, Mariah and Mitchell Barcus. Cherished sister of Edward Hynes, Peggy Boland, Kitty Condon, Theresa (Charles) Misener, Michael (Mary) Hynes, Sean Hynes and the late Mary Duane and Mattie Hynes. Aunt of 27 nieces and nephews. She leaves behind many other loving family and friends. Visitation will be held at Fred Wood Funeral Home, Rice Chapel, 36100 5 Mile Rd., Livonia (E. of Levan) Friday 3-9pm with 7pm Rosary. Funeral Saturday at St. Kenneth Catholic Church, 14951 Haggerty Rd., Plymouth (S. of 5 Mile) In-State 9am Mass 9:30am. Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association. Please visit online guestbook fredwoodfuneralhome.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, Katy Desautels (Jim) and the late Jeff. Devoted uncle of many nieces and nephews. Funeral service Thursday (Today) 11a.m. at Highland Park Baptist Church, 28600 Lahser Rd., Southfield. Visitation at church begins at 10a.m. Memorial tributes to Central Detroit Christian. A.J. Desmond & Sons, 248-549-0500. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
MILBURN AUDREY H. "LAURIE" January 19, 2013 Age 85 of Bloomfield Hills and Leland, Michigan. (Formerly of Bonita Bay, Florida.) Beloved wife, mother and grandmother. Beloved wife of the late Frederick J. for 64 years. Dear mother of David L. (Robin) and John F. Grandmother of David C, Ryan, Melissa, Alix, Michael and great grandson Beckett. Family appreciates the loving care at Sunrise Assisted Living Center, Bloomfield Hills. Family will receive friends at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward, (btwn 13-14 Mile), Sunday 1p.m. until memorial service at 2p.m. Memorial tributes to the American Cancer Society. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
MILLER JERRY A. SR. January 20, 2013, age 79. Beloved husband of Maria and the late Beverly. Dear father of Marcy (Perry) Kuipers, Jerry A. (Marilyn) Miller Jr. and the late Timothy S. Miller. Dearest grandfather of Nathan and Clark Kuipers. Dear brother of Ellen Hiltz and the late Frances Harrigan. Visitation Thursday 5-8pm at Schrader-Howell Funeral Home, 280 S. Main St., Plymouth and Friday 10am until Mass 10:30am at Our Lady of Good Council Catholic Church, 47650 N. Territorial Rd., Plymouth. Rosary Thursday evening. Burial Oakland Hills Cemetery, Novi. To leave a condolence www.schrader-howell.com
MOORE THOMAS BENJAMIN Age 100, resident of Troy, formerly of Eastpointe, passed away on November 22, 2012. Beloved husband of the late Mary Virginia (Owens) Moore. Loving father of James E. Moore (Peggy) and Thomas W. Moore (Hari Kirin Kaur Khalsa). Dear grandfather of Adam Moore, Joel Moore, Ajeet Kaur Khalso, and Abraham Bendheim. Memorial Mass 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 26, 2012 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 280 East Square Lake Road (between Rochester and Livernois Roads), Troy. Arrangements by Price Funeral Home, Troy, (248) 689-0700. Inurnment Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton Township. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care, 27355 John R Road, Madison Heights, Michigan 48071. Share memories with the online guestbook at www.pricefuneralhome.net.
NAY CHARLES SAMUEL, age 88, January 18, 2013 of Sterling Heights formerly of Troy. Beloved husband of both the late Marion (Harshman) Nay and Bertha (Ulmer) Nay. Dear father of Carolyn (the late Dennis) Harshman, Charles (Beth) Nay, Richard (Candi) Nay, Megan (Al) Bouchard, Harold (Sherry) Bibby Jr., the late William Bibby, the late Rose Bibby and the late Robert Bibby. Nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Brother of the late Elsie Lange, the late John Nay and the late Al Nay. Visitation Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 10 a.m. until funeral service at 1 p.m. at Price Funeral Home, 3725 Rochester Road (between Big Beaver and Wattles Roads), Troy. 248-689-0700. Elks Lodge of Sorrow Service Saturday at 12:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment White Chapel Memorial Cemetery, Troy. In Lieu of flowers memorials to the Clawson Troy Elks Lodge, major projects. Share memories with the online register book at www.pricefuneralhome.net
NOWAK JOSEPH, J. Age 100. January 22, 2013. Beloved husband of the late Rose (nee Konstanty). Loving father of Daniel (Bernie), Rich (Kathy) and the late Sandy (Rich) Kluge. Dear grandfather of seven and great- grandfather of 11. Family accepting donations to be distributed to various local charities. Visitation Thursday 3-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Scripture Service. Funeral Friday 11 a.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. 36900 Schoenherr Rd. at Metro Pkwy (16 Mile Rd.) Entombment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "In-Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com
NOWOCINSKI HELEN ZAPALA, a longtime resident of Highland, saw the face of Jesus early in the morning of Sunday, January 20, 2013. She was 89 years old. Born on October 15, 1923 in Detroit, Helen was one of six sisters of Frank and Antoinette Zapala. She was one of the most loving and hard-working people in The Church of the Holy Spirit's parish community and will be remembered by her church family and especially, the Funeral Luncheon teams. She lived a life well lived. She is survived by two children, Toni (Al) Griffin, Steve (Bobbie) Nowocinski; five granddaughters, Colleen Adams, Kerri Chen, Jennifer Griffin, Erin Gunn and Renee Kutac; eight great-grandchildren; sister Irene Brodzik, and other family and friends. Helen is preceded in death by her husband Gus and sisters; Anna Ostrowski, Eleanor Russell, Stella DeDominico, and Bernice DeMathis. A Funeral Liturgy will be held at Church of the Holy Spirit, 3700 N. Harvey Lake Rd, Highland on Saturday, January 26 at 10 a.m. with visitation beginning at the church at 8:30 a.m. Longtime friend, Fr. Leo Lulko officiating. Final internment will be at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Detroit. For further information phone 248.684.6645 or visit www.LynchFuneralDirectors.com
PANKAS CAROL J. 70, of Farmington Hills, January 21, 2013. A longtime member of Nardin Park United Methodist Church, Order of the Eastern Star and Job's Daughters. Carol was survived by James, her beloved husband of 40 years; her loving children, Eric Ross, Amy Allen and Deanna Pankas; cherished grand-children, Linda (Curtis), Rachael, Nicholas, Shelby and her great-granddaughter, Kaylynn; her devoted mother, Carmen Ybarra, and sister, Belinda Vada Tsolis (James). She was also survived by many other loving family members. Memorial Service Monday, Jan. 28th, 11:00am (gathering 10:30am) at Nardin Park United Methodist Church, 29887 W. Eleven Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. Memorial gifts suggested to Nardin Park United Methodist Church. Cremation arrangements entrusted to the Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, downtown Farmington (248-474-5200). www.heeney-sundquist.com