ASHBURN DIANE L. Age 74, of Allen Park. January 24, 2013. Beloved wife of Richard for 59 years. Loving mother of Richard Jr. (Laura), Debra (William) Crosslin, Steven and Andrew (Robyn). Proud grandmother of ten. Great grandmother of eight. Visitation Friday 3-9 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. until the service at 12 noon at the Allen Park Chapel-Martenson Family of Funeral Homes, 10915 Allen Rd. (corner of Goddard). In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross. Visit www.martenson.com
BARNETT MARGARET (PELTIER) 80, of IN formerly of Mt. Clemens, December 7, 2012. Survived by husband, Frank, children Steve and Teri Barnett. Preceded in death by her son Frank Barnett Jr. Private services were held. Donations to The American Heart Association.
BARNETT FRANK 81, of IN, formerly of Mt. Clemens, January 12, 2013. Preceded in death by his wife, Margaret and son, Frank Barnett Jr. He is survived by his children Steve and Teri Barnett. Private services. Donations to The Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.
BEDOWAY H. ROBERT Age 74, January 22, 2013. For arrangements see www.santeiufuneralhome.com.
BRISSLINGER BARBARA Age 91. Loving wife of the late John. Dear mother of Mary Brisslinger, Christine (Charles) Lapo and Frank (Mary Catherine) Brisslinger. Grandmother of five and great grandmother of four. Visitation Friday 1-8 p.m. with Rosary 6:30 p.m. at S.K. Schultz Funeral Home, 21705 Gratiot at 8½ Mile, Eastpointe. In state Saturday 9 a.m. at St. Veronica Catholic Church until Funeral Mass 9:30 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Share memories at www.schultzfuneralhome.com.
CARMELLA ROBERT W. Age 86. January 21, 2013 of Riverview. Beloved husband of the late Helen. Loving father of Katherine (Rodney) Metzger, Paul (Tammy), and Janice (Michael) Zielinski. Dearest grandfather of Patrick Metzger. Private Family Services were held. Arrangements by the John Molnar Funeral Home, Southgate Chapel. www.molnarfuneralhome.com
CARR JOHN R. JR. January 23, 2013. Age 78. Beloved husband of Louise. Dear father of Richard, Lisa Koth, and Leo (Lisa). Grandfather of Marie, Jonathan, Madison, Brandon, Derrick, and Adam. Brother of Patricia Sandzik and James (Evie) Stanley. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass 9:30 am Saturday at the Church of the Divine Child, 1055 N. Silvery Lane, Dearborn, (In state in church at 9 am). Visitation 2-9 pm Friday at the Dearborn Chapel of Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 22546 Michigan Ave. Rosary 7 pm Friday. www.howepeterson.com
COHEN THELMA Beloved wife of the late Samuel Cohen. Cherished mother of Stuart (Donna Curry) Cohen, Alan (Susan Brodt) Cohen and Deborah (William Bailey) Cohen. Loving grandma of Joshua Cohen, Gabriel Cohen and Jordan Cohen. Dear sister of the late Philip Grad. Sister in law of Rosalie Grad, Goldie and Albert Boberman. SERVICES 12:30 PM SUNDAY AFTERNOON AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020. INTERMENT AT LAKESIDE MEMORIAL PARK IN FLORIDA. www.irakaufman.com.
COLLIER DONALD O. January 23, 2013. Age 80. Former president of Collier-Smith Machinery. Born in West Brownsville, PA on Nov. 8, 1932. He devoted part of his retirement to S.C.O.R.E. helping small businesses become successful. Beloved husband of the late Nancy Jane (nee Vance). Devoted father of Donald (Constance), William (Tracy), Thomas (Michelle). Cherished grandfather of Matthew, Jacob, Elizabeth and Leah. Memorial services will be held privately at a later date. In lieu of flowers family suggests memorial tributes to the American Red Cross. A.J. Desmond and Sons (248) 549-0500. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
DALIAN WILLIAM PAUL The world bids adieu to William Paul Dalian. Bill passed away Friday, January 18, 2013 at age 75. Bill was son of the late William P. Dalian Sr. and Catherine A. Dalian. Bill was survived by his beautiful wife of 55 years JoAnne Veronica Dalian. Bill was the father to four loving daughters, twelve grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Bill was beloved by three brothers, Joe, Jerry and Tommy and one lovely sister, Nancy. Bill was a retired business owner. He enjoyed recreational fishing, a good bowl of chili and a cold whiskey. He overall cherished his family and loved nothing more than a get together. God called home a warrior. A man with a great sense of humor, and the ability to make the best sloppy joes the world has ever tasted. Come celebrate the wonderful life of William Dalian, Saturday the 26, 2013 at Grace Christian Church, 33801 Van Dyke Ave. Sterling Heights, MI 48312. The service will start at 1 p.m. "It's not goodbye Dad, it's until we meet again."
DUNN LEONA A. (NEE EINHEUSER) Age 81, January 23, 2013. Beloved wife of James F. Dear mother of Gloria Spath Coleman (Michael), Michael (Josephine Savalle) and Timothy (Elizabeth). Seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Sister of Mary Katherine Muckley and Ellen Einheuser. Memorial Mass 10 am Monday at St. Joan of Arc Church, 21620 Greater Mack, St. Clair Shores. The family will receive friends after 9:30 in the Gathering Space at Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Capuchins or St. Jude Children's Hospital appreciated. ahpeters.com
FALBO SCOTT Age 43. Passed away suddenly January 24, 2013. Proud and loving father of Brent. Dearest son of Eugene "Brent" (Lois) and the late Rosalie Falbo. Visitation Sunday 3-9pm at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). In state Monday 10:00am until 10:30am Mass at St. Ronald Catholic Church (17701 15 Mile Rd. Clinton Township - between Garfield and Groesbeck). Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com
GARRANT GARY E., Age 65. Ex-husband of Carol Palma and Marti Boynton. Loving father of Tania, Scott (Katie), Glenn, Allen, and Thomas Garrant. Grandfather of Reagan, Michael, Jeffrey, Andrew, and one on the way. Step-brother of Jill Garrant. Visitation Saturday 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. service at Charles R. Step Funeral Home, 18425 Beech Daly (btwn. 6 & 7 Mile). In lieu of flowers contributions to the family appreciated. Condolences to Charlesstepfuneralhome.com
GDOWSKI KIMBERLY GRACE Age 45, January 23, 2013. Beloved daughter of Donald (Petra). Loving sister of Kelly (Steven) Lach, Allison (Michael) Davis and Shannon (Steven Cieszlak) Gdowski. She will be missed by many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother Darlene Gdowski. Visitation Friday 3:00-9:00 p.m. with evening prayers 7:00 p.m. at the McCabe Funeral Home, 31950 W. Twelve Mile Rd. (w. of Orchard Lake Rd.). In state Saturday 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, 23815 Power Rd. Entombment Monday St. Hedwig Cemetery, Dearborn Heights, MI. www.mccabefuneralhome.com
GORDINIER LEONARD G. Age 84 of Commerce passed away January 20, 2013. Beloved husband of Elizabeth Karleen. Loving father of Jeri Lee (Jerry) Papazian, Michael Welby, Dian Welby, and Lesley (Christopher) Johnson. Proud grandfather of Elliot and Austin Papazian, Jason Welby, and Julia and Jordan Johnson. Dear brother of the late Jay Gordinier, Jule Gordinier, Barbara Brancato, and the late Dorothy Taylor. A Memorial Service Saturday January 26th at 3:00pm at the Union Lake Chapel of the Elton Black & Son Funeral Home, 1233 Union Lake Rd., White Lake, MI. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation or ASPCA. Share a memory online at www.eltonblackandsonwhitelake.com
GRENFELL KATHRYN J., Age 96. January 23, 2013. Beloved wife of the late John "Les". Loving mother of Kathy (Mike) Dapprich, Bob (Ellen) Grenfell and Joyce Spade. Dear sister of Shirley Clarkson and the late Betty Gilbert. Proud grandmother of seven grand children and six great grand children. Visitation Saturday 1 p.m. until the time of service 3 p.m. at the Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 705 W. 11 Mile Rd. (4 blks. E of Woodward), Royal Oak. Burial at Acacia Park Cemetery, Beverly Hills. For memorial contributions to Mrs. Grenfell our family wishes are that you send a flower or plant to a loved one in your family. Share your memories at www.sullivanfuneraldirectors.com.
HOFER MICHAEL R., Age 23 January 22, 2013. Fiance of Tara Howell. Beloved son of Michael (Christine) and Shelley. Grandson of Judie Greenleaf. Nephew of Todd (Laura) Greenleaf, Tina (Derrick) Teet, Jackie (Tom) Curtis and Fawn Hofer. Cousin of Meagan Greenleaf, Krysta, Brittany, Amber and Noelle Hofer. Visitation Saturday 2-8 p.m. and Sunday 1-4 p.m. Funeral service Sunday 4 p.m. at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 N. Inkster Rd., Garden City (Between Ford Rd. & Cherry Hill). Donations may be made to the family. www.santeiufuneralhome.com
JACEK RYAN D., January 19, 2013. Age 31. Beloved fiancé of Roberta Hutchinson. Loving father of Gabriella. Dear brother of Kelly and Nolan. Beloved son of David (Grace) Jacek and Mary Anne (John Grussner) Jacek. Ryan will be deeply missed by family and friends. Visitation Friday, January 25, 2013 from 2- 8 p.m with a 6 p.m. Scripture Service at the Dearborn Chapel of Voran Funeral Home, 23701 Ford Road. (313) 278-5100. Instate Saturday 10:30 a.m. with a 11:00 a.m. Mass of the Resurrection to follow at St. Sebastian Catholic Church, 3965 Merrick Avenue, Dearborn Heights. Visit our online guestbook and share memories at www.voranfuneralhome.com
JONES WILLIAM Age 81. January 22, 2013. Beloved husband of Shirley. Loving father of William M. (Karen), Robert, Ken (Sue) and the late Kathleen (Robert) Pletcher. Dearest grandfather of 12 and great-grandfather of ten. The family would like you to join them for a Memorial Mass on Saturday 12 p.m. with visitation beginning at 11:30 a.m. at St. Louise Catholic Church 2500 12 Mile Road, Warren.
KAZA DOLORES (SOUSA) of Commerce Twp., died Wednesday, January 23 at the age of 82. 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, Novi, (248) 348-1800 on Friday, 2:00-8:00 p.m. Memorial service Saturday at the funeral home at 11:00 a.m. Online condolences may be made to www.obriensullivanfuneralhome.com.
KENNY THOMAS PATRICK 71, of Point Pleasant, New Jersey, formerly of The Tower in Asbury Park, and most of his adult life in Michigan passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, January 23, 2013. Tom was born in Staten Island. Loving father of Susan Hamill (Barry), of St. Paul MN, Thomas Kenny (Jennie), of Rochester, MI, Kate Kenny, of Brooklyn Hts., NY; Colleen Tovar (John), of Geneva IL; dear brother of Maryann Dryer (John), of Brick NJ; Michael Kenny (Nancy) of Branchburg NJ; Elizabeth McNulty (Mark) of Spring Lake Hts., NJ, loving grandfather to Jacqueline, Johnny, Michael, Rose, Adrian and Elizabeth. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, 9 a.m. at St. Catharine's Church, Spring Lake. Burial will follow in St. Peter's Cemetery, Staten Island, NY. For more information or to send condolences please visit www.obrienfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be given to Wounded Warrior Project.
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
KOTT PAUL G. age 55, passed away January 23, 2013. He was the beloved husband of Diane Kott; loving father of Jennifer and Kenneth Kott; dear son of Irene and Kenneth Kott; and brother of Nancy (Tim Lange) Kott. Visitation Friday, January 25, 2:30 9:00 p.m. at Kaul Funeral Home, 27830 Gratiot Ave., Roseville. Funeral service 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 26, at the funeral home. Please share a memory with the family at www.kaulfuneralhome.com.
LaMONICA GERTRUD Age 80 of Dearborn Heights. Born Gertrud Marie Michelberger in Germany in 1932. Met Jerry when he was stationed in Germany in 1957. Came to Dearborn Michigan in 1959, where they were married. She is survived by her husband Jerry, her son Gregory, his wife Donna, daughter Juliette and grandchildren, Anthony, Allison, Gregory, Rebecca and loving pup, Tucker Sue. She is with Jesus! Visitation Saturday January 26, 2013 from 4-9pm and Sunday 1-9 p.m. at the Taylor Chapel of Voran Funeral Home, 23750 Goddard Rd. (313) 291-1800. In state Monday 10:30 a.m. with a 11:00 a.m. Mass of Resurrection to follow at Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church in Taylor. Please visit Mrs. LaMonica's Guest book at www.voranfuneralhome.com
LINT JEANNE CAROLYN age 65 of Sterling Heights, passed away January 23, 2013. She was born April 30, 1947 in Detroit. Beloved wife of Wayne A. Lint for 44 years. Loving mother of Douglas (Wendi) Lint, Gregory (Nichole) Lint, Susan (Jeffrey) Lint-Pirtle, and Cheryl (Brandon) Agacinski. Cherished grandmother of Shaylee. Sister of Larry Hess. Visitation Sunday 2 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., with the funeral service Monday at 11:00 a.m., at the Hopcroft Funeral Home, 31145 John R. Road, Madison Heights. Burial at White Chapel Cemetery, Troy. www.hopcroftfuneraldirectors.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
MEHARRY MARY A. January 23, 2013. Age 75 of Taylor. Beloved wife of Robert. Loving mother of Barbara Meharry, Patricia (Gary) Egbert and Steve (Dawn) Meharry. Dearest grandmother of eight. Loving great-grand-mother of three. She was preceded in death by her children Karen Pacurai, Mark and Paul. Mary will be deeply missed by family and friends. Visitation Friday, January 25, 2013 from 2-8 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Funeral Service at the Taylor Chapel of Voran Funeral Home, 23750 Goddard Road. (313) 291-1800. Donations may be made to American Diabetes Association. Visit our online guestbook and share memories at www.voranfuneralhome.com
MERRILL KENNETH C. Age 82, former Ford Motor Company Executive, passed away January 22, 2013, following a long illness. Ken Merrill was born on February 20, 1930, in South Bend, Indiana, where he lived until he went to Cornell University in 1948. There, he was a member of Psi Upsilon Fraternity, sang with the men's glee club, and was a founder of the Cayuga Waiters Men's Choral Group, which exists today. Ken graduated with a degree in economics in 1953, and then served two years in the United States Army, leaving as a Lieutenant. While stationed at 5th Army Headquarters in Chicago, he met his wife, Helen, and they were married on June 10, 1956. Also in 1956, Ken completed work on his MBA at Indiana University. His 35-year career at Ford began in August 1956, at World Headquarters, where he began as an analyst and was President of Ford Motor Credit Company when he retired in 1991. He held various positions in Finance, including Controller of North American Automotive Operations, and Executive Director of Strategic Planning, Merger and Acquisitions. Giving back to the community was important, and over the years Ken supported a variety of organizations one being Schoolcraft College, where he was President and Treasurer of the Schoolcraft Foundation. He and Helen established a scholarship fund for students. Ken had a deep commitment to Crossroads of Michigan in Detroit, where he was a volunteer counselor to walk-in clients for 16 years. He served multiple terms on the Board of Trustees, was Treasurer, and coordinated capital fundraising for new facilities. Crossroads recognized his contributions and gave him an Honorary Award. Ken was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church in Plymouth, where he served on the vestry, was treasurer for fundraising activities, and sang in the choir for 45 years. Being an avid golfer, Ken was a member of Barton Hills Country Club in Ann Arbor, and The Oaks in Sarasota, Florida, where he won multiple championships over a period of 30 years. Upon retirement, time was spent in Charlevoix, and Siesta Key, Florida. Mr. Merrill is survived by his wife of 56 years, Helen; his son, Barry, and his wife, Gale, of Grosse Pointe Farms, and their children, Susan, Michael, and Chelsea; his son, John, of Royal Oak; and his daughter, Diane McNulty, and her husband, Dan, and their daughter, Helen Claire, of Holland, MI. Mr. Merrill is also survived by his brother, Dan, and his sisters, Cynthia Tamny, and Martha Pickrell. Visitation at Schrader-Howell Funeral Home, 280 S. Main Street, Plymouth, Friday 4-7 p.m. Funeral Service at St. John's Episcopal Church, 574 S. Sheldon Road, Plymouth, Saturday 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center Dr. Mark Kaminski Research Fund. Checks may be made to "University of Michigan" and sent to Medical Development, 1000 Oakbrook, Suite 100, Ann Arbor, MI, 48104. You may also call 734-998-6893. Donations may also be made to Crossroads of Michigan, 2424 West Grand Blvd., Detroit, MI, 48208.Share memories at schrader-howell.com.
MOEHLMAN RUTH Beloved wife of Albert Moehlman. Dear mother of Elizabeth Guss, Denise Moehlman, Laura (Dr. Mark) Golden and Theresa Moehlman. Loving grandmother of Lea (Jason) Onken, Ashley Guss, Harrison Golden and Joseph Little. Also remembered by many loving family members and friends. SERVICES SUNDAY 12 NOON AT THE DORFMAN CHAPEL FARMINGTON HILLS 248-406-6000. INTERMENT TO FOLLOW AT BETH EL MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY, LIVONIA or visit www.thedorfmanchapel.com
PERKINS DON D. January 24, 2013. Dearest husband of the late Rosemary. Beloved father of Frank, Don, Dorian and Angelina. Grand-father of Dylan. Brother of Ronald, Connie and Johnnie. Service 7 p.m. Saturday at the Sajewski Funeral Home. 19111 W. Warren (313) 271-2500. Visitation Saturday 2:00 - 8:00 p.m. www.sajewskifh.com
RALSTON JOSEPHINE H. Age 99. January 24, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Stanley. Dearest mother of the late Lenore Novak and Nancy Augustyn. Dear mother-in-law of William (Pat) Novak and Richard Augustyn. Proud grandmother of William (Nancy) Novak. Cherished great-grandmother of Zack and Emily. Dear sister of Wanda Klus and Florence McEwan. Loved and remembered by many nieces and nephews. Visitation Friday 1-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary at Jarzembowski Funeral Home, 18957 W. Warren Ave. (at Artesian). Funeral Saturday, in state 9:30 a.m. followed by 10 a.m. Mass of the Resurrection at St. Christopher Church. Entombment St. Hedwig Cemetery. Share memories at www.jarzembowskifuneralhome.com
RENGERT BEVERLY J. Age 89, January 17, 2013. Dear mother of Larry (Bev) and Judy Rengert (Bill Yek). Loving grand- mother of Hilary (Matt) and Audrey (Sebi) and great-grandmother of two. Member of the first graduating class of Shrine High School. Longtime sales associate at Jacobson's in Birmingham. Visitation Friday 4-8pm at McCabe Funeral Home, 31950 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. Rosary 7pm. In State Saturday 10:00 am until time of Mass 11am at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 4300 Walnut Lake Rd., West Bloomfield. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. As a loving owner of many Westies and Scotties, memorial contributions are appreciated to the Michigan Humane Society. www.mccabefuneralhome.com
FLANIGAN REV. GERALD A., January 22, 2013. Senior priest who served the Archdiocese of Detroit for over 60 years. Predeceased by his parents William and Mary and his siblings Mary Catherine Carpenter, Jack Flanigan and William Flanigan. Survived by his sister-in-law Anne Flanigan and many nieces and nephews. Rite of Reception Friday 12:00p.m. at St. Edith Catholic Church, 15089 Newburgh Rd., Livonia. Family will receive friends Friday, at church from 12noon until 9:00p.m. with a Scripture Service at 7:30p.m. The Funeral Mass will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. with The Most Reverend Allen Vigneron officiating. Rite of Committal Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield. Memorial tributes to the Archdiocese of Detroit or Felician Sisters. A.J. Desmond & Sons 248-549-0500 View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
SIMMONS MICHAEL RAY Passed away at home surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) on January 23, 2013 at age 47. Loving husband of Roseanne. Beloved son of Dixie and the late Howard and son-in-law of Patricia and the late Joseph Debrowski. Dear brother of Howard (Debbie), Norman, Marty (Brian) Hutnick and Kimberly (Norm) Barman. Also survived by one half-sister, four half-brothers and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and friends. Visitation Saturday 4-9 p.m. and Sunday 2-9 p.m. Funeral Monday 10 a.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Entombment, Christian Memorial Cultural Center, Rochester Hills. Memorial contributions to ALS of Michigan are appreciated. Please share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guestbook" at WujekCalcaterra.com
SODERBERG CHRISTINE ANN (NIMS) Age 48, died suddenly, January 19, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Gary Soderberg. Predeceased by her parents, Athena Kithas and Melvin Nims. Cherished mother of Brian Gary Soderberg. Survived by step-father Ted Kithas. Companion of David Ryan. Beloved Sister of Yvonne (Jimmy) Cusmano, Tom (Anne) Nims, Danielle (Rich) Kleczewski, Laura (Patrick) Burkhart, George (Lisa) Kithas. Granddaughter of Helen Karson. Also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins. Godmother of Alison and Tommy Jr. Christine retired from Farmer Jack and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She will be forever missed. Visitation at the R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Home, 15451 Farmington Rd., Livonia, Saturday from 2 p.m. until Memorial Service at 4 p.m. Memorial contributions may be directed to her family. Please share a memory of Christine by signing her guestbook at www.rggrharris.com.
SOLWAY JACK AKA "JACOB" of Surfside, Florida and recently of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Beloved husband of 62 years of Merle Solway. Cherished father of Robert (Dr. Lisa) Solway, Richard (Dr. Tamar Schlick) Solway and Judith (Andrew) Jennings. Loving grandfather of twins Samantha and Sophia Jennings and David Jennings. Dear brother of Ethel Sieman, the late Dr. Paul Solway, the late Dr. Frank Solway. Brother-in-law of Jeanette Solway, Wolfe Shuman, and the late Etta Solway, the late Nathan Sieman, and the late Jean Shuman. Also survived by loving nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and many friends. SERVICES 10:30 A.M. SUNDAY MORNING AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL. 248-569-0020. INTERMENT AT CLOVER HILL PARK CEMETERY. www.irakaufman.com.
SWITKOWSKI CAROL J. (NEE BURIN) Age 57, January 17, 2013. Beloved wife of Thomas. Loving mother of Anthony. Dear Daughter of Lida and the late Charles Burin. Sister of David Burin. A Celebration of Life Visitation and Service will be held on Sunday, January 27, 2013, 2:00 p.m. until the time of the service 3:00 p.m. at Utica United Methodist Church 8650 Canal Rd. (btwn. Van Dyke & Schoenherr) Sterling Heights. Arrangements by Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home-Utica. Please share a memory at www.sullivanfuneraldirectors.com
THORN LORAINE M. age 93; January 19, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Jack. Loving mother of Barb Carrette (Len), Sr. Jackie Thorn, O.S.M., John Thorn, Linda Thorn and Patty Evans (John). Six grandchildren and twelve great- grandchildren. Visitation 2-8 pm Friday at the A. H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Ave. at Vernier Rd, Grosse Pointe Woods. Rosary 7 pm Friday. In state at St. Joan of Arc Church, 21620 Greater Mack, St. Clair Shores from 11:30 am Saturday until Mass at 12 noon. Interment Mt. Olivet. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Servants of Mary Retirement Fund, 7400 Military Ave., Omaha, NE 68134 appreciated. ahpeters.com
TREXLER CHRISTINE J. Age 77. January 23, 2013. Beloved wife of Ronald for 53 years. Loving mother of Charise (Art) Zielinsky, Susan (David) Fix, Diane Trexler, Michele (Mark) Sadecki and Ronald C. (Cynthia) Trexler. Proud and loving grandmother of Cara, Alisa, Derek, Jamie, Erin, Jake, Katelynn, Reanna, Michael, Matthew and Lila. Dear sister of Edward (Joanne) Rokuski and Diane (James) Prall. Visitation Friday 3-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Pkwy. (16 Mile). In state Saturday 9:00 a.m. at St. Rene Catholic Church 35955 Ryan Rd. Sterling Heights until 9:30 a.m Mass. Donations preferred to The Humane Society or The American Lung Association. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guestbook" at WujekCalcaterra.com.
UTCHENIK SHIRLEY Beloved wife of the late Herman J. Utchenik. Loving mother of the late Vicki Lynn Utchenik. Dear sister-in-law of Charlotte Jonap. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and friends. SERVICES 10:00 A.M. FRIDAY MORNING AT THE DAVID OPPENHEIM MEMORIAL CHAPEL OF MACHPELAH CEMETERY. ARRANGEMENTS BY THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020. www.irakaufman.com
Van KIRK WYVA A. January 23, 2013. Age 84. Beloved wife of Donald. Dear mother of Cheryl (David) Cyrus. Loving grandmother of Samantha. Sister of the late Clinton Moore. Memorial service 5:00 p.m. Saturday at the Dearborn Chapel of Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 22546 Michigan Ave. Gathering from 2-5 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Good Bears of the World, P.O. Box 13097; Toledo, Ohio 43613 or Children's Dyslexia Centers, Inc., 907 Monroe; Dearborn, MI 48124 www.howepeterson.com
VELASQUEZ HENRY "HANK" Age 90 passed away January 19. He was born January 19, 1923 in Dallas, Texas and raised in Pontiac, Michigan. Hank was a member of the United States Marine Corp. in the 4th Marine Division from 1940-1945. He is survived by his wife and best friend of 47 years, Helen. Loving father of Marsha (Thad) Garfield, Bill Griffin, Mike (Doreen) Griffin, Marybeth Griffin, and Mark and Carmen Velasquez. Beloved Papa of ten grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Dear brother to Jessie (Chita), Lupe, Del (Ebo), and Rosie Also, many nieces, nephews, and friends. He was preceded in death by his twin brother Robert Velasquez and sister Angie Muniz. Memorial service will be held at Grosse Pointe United Methodist Church on Saturday January 26 at 1 pm., 211 Moross Rd. Grosse Pointe Farms 48236. Family suggest memorial tributes to St. John Reverence Hospice or Grosse Pointe United Methodist Church. Please share your memories with the family at: www.KaulFuneralHome.com
VOGEL DOLORES Age 86, died January 9, 2013 at Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe. Beloved wife of the late Martin, dearest mother of Roger (Cheryl), Richard (Noreen) and Brian (Colleen). Loving grandmother of Michelle, Ron (Wendy), Christopher, Phillip, Kristin, Breanna, Zachary and great-grandson Xander Snarski. A Memorial Mass will be held Saturday, January 26, 10 a.m. at St Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 22412 Overlake Drive, St Clair Shores. Family will receive friends 9:30 a.m. prior to the Mass at the church. Arrangements by A.H. Peters Funeral Home. ahpeters.com
WALKER PATRICIA L. age 78, of Rochester, unexpectedly January 21, 2013. Beloved wife of Herman B. Walker. Dearest mother of Patti (Joe) Marion, Suzi (Tom) Fisher and Mike (Livia) Walker. Loving grandmother of Brad (Julie), Leann, Phillip (Melanie), Dustin, Jacqui (Matt), Aimee and Arin. "Gma" and "Boppi" of Nathan, Ryder, Michael and Kenneth. Sister of Dick (Sally) Knoll and John (Kathy) Knoll. Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. Saturday at PIXLEY FUNERAL HOME, 322 W. University Drive in downtown Rochester followed by Entombment at Guardian Angel Cemetery. Friends may call on Friday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, Pat's family would greatly appreciate that memorial contributions in her name be directed to the Crittenton Hospital Foundation and envelopes will be available at the funeral home. www.pixleyfh.com
WASCHULL RONALD D. age 70, of Sterling Heights passed away on Tuesday January 22, 2013 at his home. Ronald was born on June 12, 1942 in Detroit, Michigan the son of Gottlieb Waschull and Anna (Malonek). He worked at the General Motors Tech Center for 41 years until retiring in 2004. H loved boating, music especially the Trombone, astronomy, history, and the internet. Ronald is survived by his son Alexander Waschull of Algonac. Daughter Laura Waschull of Lapeer. His ex-wife Julie Kost/Watterson of Imlay City. Nephew Michael Waschull of Alexandria VA. One grandchild Konrad Waschull. A memorial service will take place on February 2, 2013 from 1-4 at the Henry M. Malburg Funeral Home. Please share memories at www.henrymmalburg.com. Arrangements by the Henry M. Malburg Funeral Home.
WHITE ELIZABETH (BIBBY) On 21 January at home. Elizabeth (Bibby) White, left to be with the Lord at the age of 90. Funeral service McFall Brothers Funeral Home 28 January at 11:00am. Viewing Sunday 4 to 8pm and Family Hour at 10:00am before funeral. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Henry Ford Hospice, 655 West 13 Mile Road, Madison Heights, Mi 48071.
WOZNIAK JOHN Age 86 passed away January 23, 2013. Beloved husband of Eleanor, loving father of John P., Jay (Nancy), Scot (Julie). Mr. Wozniak was an avid golfer. Mass of the Christian Burial Saturday 10 a.m. St. Anne Catholic Church, Warren (East side of Mound, S. of 14 Mile Rd.) Mr. Wozniak will lie in state at church from 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass. Please share memories at www.mandziukfuneralhome.com