ARTYMOVICH ANNMARIE (NEE PLUTO) January 23, 2013. Age 87. Beloved wife of the late Walter. Dearest mother of Robert (Elaine) Artymovich, John Artymovich, Nancy (Eric) Hoffman and the late William Artymovich. Loving grandmother of Richard (Jennifer), Genevieve (Paul) Nahra, Josephine, Katherine, Alexandra and Gabrielle. Proud great grandmother of Ricky, Annie, Sydney, Joey and Cole. Dear sister of William Pluto, Elizabeth Pluto, the late Robert (the late Ann) Pluta and the late Eugene (Joanne) Pluto. Memorial gathering Thursday 5:30 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. time of Memorial Mass at St. Blase Church, 12151 15 Mile Road (between Schoenherr and Van Dyke). In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate your presence at the Memorial Mass. Arrangements by Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com
AUWERS ZOEY L. Age 88, Went to be with the Lord January 18, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Howard Folian and Joseph Auwers. Loving mother of Ron (Carol) and Paul (Pam) Folian. Step-mother of Marilynn Fergen, Dave and Roger (Tami) Auwers. Dear grandmother of 11 and great grandmother of 10. Sister of Lillian Vasi, Dr. E.A. Jenkins and Ruth (Neal) Duff. A Memorial Service will be held at Highland Park Baptist Church, 28600 Lahser Rd., Southfield, Saturday, February 2 at 11 a.m. Family will receive visitors from 10 11 a.m. Memorial Contributions may be directed to Gilead House www.gileadhouse.org, Wycliffe Bible Translators (Bob & Joyce Sterner) or Compassion Evangelical Hospital (Dr. & Mrs. D. Slater). Please share a memory at www.rggrharris.com.
BAUMGARTEN MAY Beloved wife of the late Martin Jacob Baumgarten. Cherished mother of Gary Baumgarten and Pat Meredith. Loving grandmother of Lena and Daniel Baumgarten, Jay Meredith and Julie Baumgarten. Dear sister of the late Isadore Binder. Also survived by many other loving relatives and friends. SERVICES 2:30 P.M. SUNDAY AFTERNOON AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020. INTERMENT AT MACHPELAH CEMETERY. www.irakaufman.com
BELCOURE JAMES CARL, 95, of Port St. Lucie, Florida, passed away on January 24, 2013 at home. He was born on June 13, 1917 in Detroit, where he lived until moving to Port St. Lucie in 1982. A proud member of the "Greatest Generation," Mr. Belcoure served in the US Army in France during WWII. He was a retired electrician and member of IBEW 58. He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Anna Varga Belcoure. Survivors include his loving son B.J. (Janet) Belcoure of Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan; son Bruce (Lisa) Belcoure of Las Vegas, Nevada, and daughter Jo Ann (Brian) Belcoure of Port St. Lucie, FL; as well as two grandchildren, Jazmin (Ed) Belcoure and Jessica Belcoure. Funeral information services are private.
BENYO KAREN Age 46, January 24, 2013. Beloved wife of Chris. Loving mother of Matthew and Andrew. Dear daughter of Carol and the late Larry Kalis. Sister of Kevin (Teresa) Kalis and Nancy (David) Reinhold. Aunt of Christopher, Alison, and Madison. Funeral Service Monday 11 a.m. at Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 Six Mile (E. of I275). Visitation Sunday 3-9 p.m. Please leave the family condolences and cherished memories at harryjwillfuneralhome.com.
BETZLER RALPH, Age 63, Died January 24, 2013. Beloved husband of Julie (Spasoff) Betzler, dear father of Lisa (Tom) Mettler and Jeff Betzler (Anni Kaiel); loving grandfather of Charlie, Allyson and Will Mettler; brother of three: Roy (Rose), Larry and Dennis (Jo); brother-in-law of Betty; and uncle to many. Preceded in death by two brothers: Tommy and Gary Betzler. Learn more about Ralph, view his Life Story film, visit with his family and friends and share food and refreshments on Sunday from 2-7pm at Neely Turowski Funeral Home (30200 5 Mile Road - Livonia) with a time of sharing at 7pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday 10:30am at St. James Catholic Church (46325 10 Mile Rd Novi) with viewing beginning at 10 a.m. Burial Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Please visit Ralph's personal web page at www.lifestorynet.com where you can read his Life Story, archive a memory or photo and sign his memory book before coming to the funeral home. Memorial donations to The Beagle Open (Gary Betzler Memorial Scholarship).
BIELSKI MICHELE L. January 24, 2013. Age 67. Beloved wife of Stephen. Dear daughter of Joan Voelker and the late Michael Kutzel. Loving sister of Christine (Paul) Kerney and Kenneth Kutzel. Dear sister-in-law of Norma (Stan) Wegrzynowicz. Dear aunt of Anne, Matthew, Mark, Amanda, Katie, Sarah, Jennifer, and Eric. Visitation Sunday 2-9 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. Rosary Service at the Wasik Funeral Home, Inc., 49150 Schoenherr Rd. (N. of 22 Mile), Shelby Twp. In state Monday 9:30 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass 10:00 a.m. at St. Therese of Lisieux Church, 48115 Schoenherr Rd. (S. of 22 Mile), Shelby Twp. Interment at Resurrection Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.wasikfuneralhome.com.
BIERWIRTH MARVIN KENNETH November 1, 1926 November 30, 2012. From Rochester Hills, formerly of Troy and Sun Lakes, Arizona. Beloved husband of the late T. Jeanne (Nee Conner). Loving father of Alice (Dennis) Seppanen. Cherished grandfather of Matthew (Denyse) Seppanen. Loving great grandfather of Elle Mackenzie and Drew Henry Seppanen. Son of the late Charles and Emma (nee Schwartz). Brother of the late Richard, uncle of the late Charles, Patricia (James) Barnes and Joanne. After serving in the United States Air Force and Army, Marv became a long time employee of the Michigan Bell Telephone Company. With Jeanne, he retired to Arizona where he was a member of the Shiners and the VFW and where he and Jeanne enjoyed charitable work for children and the community. Marv took pleasure in summers at his cabin in East Tawas, Michigan and had many friends in both Michigan and Arizona with whom he and Jeanne enjoyed travels and social events. A Memorial Service is planned for Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. a the Chapel of Flowers in the mausoleum at White Chapel Cemetery, 621 W. Long lake Road, Troy, Michigan. Memorial contributions may be made to Shriner's Hospitals for Children at donate2shc.org. Online guestbook www.modetzfuneralhomes.com
BOILEAU BARBARA JEAN, age 77, died January 25, 2013. Beloved wife of Allen. Loving mother of the late Joseph Miller, Terri Miller-Hawes and Donald (Jennifer) Miller. Dearest grandmother of Jeffery Nutting, Justin Nutting and Jonathan Hawes. Great-grandmother of Raelynn Nutting. Visitation Monday 3-9 p.m. at Kaul Funeral Home, 28433 Jefferson, St. Clair Shores. Visitation continues Tuesday 9 a.m. until time of funeral service at 12 noon at the funeral home. Please share a memory of Barbara at www.kaulfuneralhome.com.
BOSTWICK VIOLET M. (NEE ERICKSON) January 24, 2013. Age 58. Beloved wife of Larry. Dearest mother of Larry Bostwick, Jr., and Marie (Mike) O'Brien. Loving grandmother of Alexandria, Trever, Josh, Zack and Ben. Dear sister of Charles (Sandy) Erickson, the late Elizabeth Crow and the late Elaine Erickson. Dear aunt of Gwen (Brian) Kenny. Visitation Saturday, February 2, 3:00 pm until 7:00 pm time of funeral at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com.
BRISKIN BEN Beloved husband of 63 years of Josephine Briskin. Cherished father of Robert (Laurie) Briskin of Malibu, California, Dr. Gary (Nancy) Briskin of Manhattan Beach, CA, and Dr. Kenneth (Dr. Jill Baren) Briskin of Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. Loving grandfather of Perrie, Jamie, Lauren, Dana, Gregory, Noah, and Andrew. Dear brother of Ann Bebes. SERVICES 11 A.M. MONDAY AT THE IRA KAUMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020. INTERMENT AT ADAT SHALOM MEMORIAL PARK. www.irakaufman.com
BUREK DOROTHY G., 90, of Clinton Township passed away January 19, 2013. Funeral services will be held at St. Isidore Catholic Church on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. Dorothy is predeceased by her husband Alfred Burek. She leaves her loving memories to be cherished by her daughter Connie Prince and grandchildren: Jack, Simone and Penney and five great grandchildren. She will be greatly missed.
CANNON PATRICK Born in Donegal, Ireland. Passed away in Warren, MI on January, 18, 2013. Age 88. Loving husband of Annie. Father of Willie, Brendan, Rose Mary, Jeremiah (Julie), and Sheila (Mike). Grandfather of 11 and great-grandfather of two. Uncle to many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by son Patrick Joseph, age 24 (1982). Survived by family in Donegal, sisters Nellie O'Donnell (Josie), Sarah Gallagher (Dan-deceased), Sissie McHugh (Con), brother John (Breige), sister-in-law Lil. Also predeceased by brothers Jerry and Barney. Patrick has been laid to rest in Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton Twp.
CANUP RALPH E. Age 64, January 24, 2013 of Dearborn Heights. Loving father of Stephen. Dearest grandfather of Aryana. Dear brother of Michael. Soulmate of Lillian Shannon. Friend of Eva Kelly. Also survived by two nieces, three great-nieces and two great-nephews. Memorial visitation Saturday, February 2, 2013, 2 p.m., until time of Memorial service, 3 p.m., John Molnar Funeral Home, 14032 Northline Road, Southgate. www.molnarfuneralhome.com
CASTLE IRENE ANN age 83, died January 24, 2013 of Utica and formerly of Capac. Beloved wife of the late James. Loving mother of Karen (Bob) Goedertier. Proud grandmother of three. Dearest daughter of the late John and Anna Kulich. Sister of the late Steve (Helen) Kulich. Visitation at the Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 8459 Hall Road (3 Blks E. of Van Dyke), Utica, Sunday 2:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.and Monday 11:00 a.m. until time of Funeral Service at 12:00 p.m. Please share a memory at www.sullivanfuneraldirectors.com
CHOLAKIAN LILLIAN age 86, passed away January 19, 2013. Born on July 30, 1926. Lillian was mother to Cheryl (George) Scherden, Mike (Nancy) Cholakian and Al Nathan. Grandmother to Criag (Michelle) Reis and Michele Reis. Great-grandmother to Trevor. Memorial Service Tuesday, February 5, 2013, 10:00 a.m. at Kaul Funeral Home, 35201 Garfield, Clinton Township. Memorial contributions to Dementia Foundation or Seasons Hospice are appreciated. Please share memories with the family at www.kaulfuneralhome.com
CLABAUGH STEPHEN BRUCE, 53 years old, died on January 19, 2013, after a sad and long illness and is now at peace with his beloved Mother, Mary. Steve is survived by his father, M. Bruce Clabaugh; his sister, Ann Vogt; his nieces, Jennifer Corby and Julie Bennett and their families, and many, many friends that will miss him. He worked at Walbridge Construction Management Company for 23 years and was the Vice President of Health, Safety & Environment. Steve's sense of humor and charming personality will be greatly missed. A private service will be held in Charles Town, West Virginia. Donations may be made to Heartland Hospice in Flint, MI, or the charity of your choice. Share memories at temrowskifamilyfuneralhome.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.
COLASINSKI DOROTHY MARY January 23, 2013. Age 85 of Taylor. Beloved wife of the late Joseph. Loving mother of Timothy (the late Jacqueline). Dearest grandmother of Jennifer (Jason) Daw and Matthew Colasinski. Visitation Monday, January 28, 2013 from 4-9 p.m. at the Taylor Chapel of Voran Funeral Home, 23750 Goddard Rd., (313)-291-1800. In state Tuesday 9:30 a.m. with a 10 a.m. Mass of Resurrection to follow from St. Alfred Catholic Church, 9500 Banner, Taylor, MI. Interment St. Hedwig Cemetery. Visit our online guestbook and share memories at www.voranfuneralhome.com.
COLLENS DOROTHY Beloved wife of the late Harry Collens. Dear mother of Linda (the late Michael) Schaar, Arnold (Dorothy) Collens, Barbara (Stuart) Trager and Joanne Collens. Loving grandmother of David (Michal) Schaar, Ayalah (Ynon) Seger, Howard (Nancy) Collens, Jason (Lisa) Collens, Holly Malone, Abby (Douglas) Arnett, Jesse Collens and Daniel Collens. Adoring great-grandmother of Daniel, Rome, Heley, Kfeir, Tomer, Ayal, Adena, Max, Morgan, Elana, Asher, Nickolas and Benjamin. Dearest sister of Shirley (the late Barney) Plotnick and the late Mildred (the late Laurence) Shuman, the late Edward Siden and sister-in-law of the late Sophie Walen, the late Nathan (the late Betty) Collens, the late Rose Cohen and the late Irving (the late Lillian) Collens. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, other family members and friends. SERVICES SUNDAY 10:00AM AT THE DORFMAN CHAPEL, FARMINGTON HILLS (248) 406-6000. INTERMENT TO FOLLOW AT THE HEBREW MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY or visit www.thedorfmanchapel.com
COMAI WILLIAM BARTLEY "BILL", M.D. 76, of Battle Creek, died Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at Bronson Battle Creek. Dr. Comai was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1936 to Mildred (Bucholz) and William C. Comai. He graduated from Detroit's Redford High School in 1954 and Albion College in 1958. Dr. Comai earned his M.D. from the University of Michigan in 1961 and completed his internship and residency in orthopedic surgery at St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He served as a Captain in the U.S. Army from 1966 to 1968 at Ft. Belvoir, Virginia. Dr. Comai was a practicing surgeon for four decades. He joined Dr. Amos and Dr. Huntington in private practice in 1968 and was later joined by Dr. Morgan. In 1992 Dr. Comai's son, William J. Comai, D.O., joined the practice. He had served as Chief of Staff at both Battle Creek Health System and Southwest Regional Rehabilitation Center (SRRC) and was a hospital trustee when Leila and Community Hospital merged in 1988. He and Barbara were recipients of the Dale G. Griffin Health Care Leadership Award in 2008 and Dr. Comai was inducted into the Bronson Battle Creek Physician Hall of Fame in 2012. He was a past president of the Calhoun County Medical Society. He had served on the Calhoun County Department of Human Services Board, Board of Trustees for the Southwest Rehabilitation Foundation and board member of the Kingman Museum of Natural History. He was a passionate Detroit Tiger baseball and University of Michigan football fan. He was devoted to his family, including his 10 grandchildren. He was an accomplished gardener, hunter and fisherman. Dr. Comai was often heard to say, "Keep your rod tip up" and "keep your powder dry." Dr. Comai is survived by his wife of 52 years Barbara; sons, William J. Comai, D.O. (Kerri), of Battle Creek, Andrew Comai (Gretchen) of Ann Arbor; daughters, Stephanie Comai (Tim Sowton) of Ann Arbor, and Lauren Comai Hornberger (George) of Saline; ten grandchildren; sisters, Carolyn Comai of Pleasant Ridge and Geraldine Yates of Westland; and brother, Douglas Comai of Augusta. The family will receive friends from 3:00-6:00 p.m., Sunday, January 27, 2013 at Shaw Funeral Home, Battle Creek. Services, 11:00 a.m., Monday, January 28, 2013 at the funeral home. Interment in Memorial Park Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials go to Calhoun County Medical Care Facility or Kingman Museum. The family is being served by Shaw Funeral Home, Battle Creek. www.shawfuneralhome.com
CUTHBERTSON TRACY ANN (NEE KENNEDY) Age 44. January 25, 2013. Beloved wife of Ron for 5 years. Loving mother of Molly, Josh, Jimmy, and Paige. Loving daughter of Dr. James (Nanette) Kennedy. Dearest sister of John (Elizabeth) Kennedy and David (Brittany) Kennedy. Tracy will also be missed by her loving dogs, Abby, Puddles, and Zoe. In lieu of flowers the family is requesting that any donations by given to the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan. Visitation Tuesday 3-9 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr Rd. at Metro Pkwy (16 Mile Rd.). Funeral Wednesday, in state 9:30 a.m. at St. Margaret of Scotland, 21201 13 Mile Rd. (between Little Mack and Harper), until time of Mass at 10 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com.
DEBOL ARTHUR ANTHONY January 25, 2013. Age 86. Beloved husband of Lucy for 64 years. Dear father of Suzanne. Loving grandfather of Arthur (Amber) and Dominic. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends at A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Rd. (between Maple and Big Beaver) Tuesday and Wednesday 4-8:00 p.m. Rosary Wednesday 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass Thursday 10:00 a.m. at St. Thomas More, 4580 Adams Rd., (north of Wattles), Troy. Prayers at funeral home 9:15 a.m. followed by procession to church. Interment White Chapel Cemetery. Memorial tributes to Alzheimer's Association. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
DeLANG PHYLLIS F., of Shelby Township, passed away on January 25, 2013, at the age of 76, in Clinton Township. Loving wife of 54 years of the late Jack DeLang. Dear mother of Jim (Lori), Mike (Tricia) and Dave (Nancy) DeLang. Loving grandmother of Zack, Nick, Marissa, John, Veronica and Matt. Dear sister of the late Malcolm James. Visitation Saturday 12-4 p.m. with a funeral service at 4:00 p.m. at the Wasik Funeral Home, Inc., 49150 Schoenherr Rd. (N. of 22 Mile), Shelby Twp. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.wasikfuneralhome.com
DOLETZKY JAMES January 25, 2013, formerly of Wayne, Michigan. Beloved husband of Nalda "HoHo" for 63 years. Loving father of David (Diane), Gwynn Manzel (Dale) and Barb Husby (Mike). Proud Gramps of Rachel Honoway (Tim), James Doletzky (Karen), Matthew Manzel (Tammy Sue), Benjamin J. Husby (Leigh), Thomas Husby, Jason Manzel (Mary), Jeremy Husby (Cassie) and Nicklaus Husby (Theresa). Also proud Gramps of 12 great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Phyllis Long (the late Earl), dear brother-in-law of Jonada "Jo" Seim (the late Ronald) and dear uncle of two nephews and three nieces. Visitation will be Monday 3-8 p.m. at the Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 34567 Michigan Ave., Wayne. Funeral service will be Tuesday, in state 10:00 a.m. for an 11:00 a.m. service at Peace Ev. Lutheran Church, 9415 Merriman Road, Livonia. The family requests memorials be made in Jim's honor to Huron Valley Lutheran High School or Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
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
DuROCHER MAGDALEN Age 95, January 24, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Daniel. Loving mother of Daniel (the late Alvera), Barbara (the late Gino) Verona, Paul (Kathleen), Margaret (Frederick) Pawlowski, Kathleen (Ronald) Bourlier, and Susan Mann. Proud grandmother of 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Sr. Barbara Messman O.P., Eva Bretz, Peter Messman and the late Elizabeth and John. Visitation at the Wm Sullivan & Son Funeral Home 8459 Hall Road (three blks e. of Van Dyke) Utica Sunday 2-8 p.m. and Monday 11 a.m. until time of services 2:30 p.m. Inurnment Resurrection Cemetery. Please share a memory at www.sullivanfuneraldirectors.com
ELLIS SUZANNE "SUE" was the beloved wife of the late Al Ellis; mother to Carol (Gary) Laenen, and grandmother to David Laenen. She passed away peacefully at the Bay Bluff's Care Facility in Harbor Springs, MI on January 24, 2013, just 14 days after celebrating her 94th birthday with her family. Sue was born in Ghent, Belgium and traveled to Detroit, Michigan with her parents at the age of two. The highlight of her childhood years was spending time with her aunts, uncles and cousins on their farm in Minnesota. Later, Sue worked as a Business Office Supervisor at Michigan Bell Telephone Co., and enjoyed traveling and performing locally as an opera singer. Sue was always the "sophisticated lady" who was happily married for 42 years to her husband, Al, who was a former professional boxer. Their seemingly opposite personalities complemented each other, and together they enjoyed hosting many lively parties at their home throughout the years. In addition to being the consummate hostess, Sue enjoyed golfing, bowling, playing bridge and spending time with family and friends. Respecting Sue's wishes, there will be no official ceremony, and her ashes will be released on the same golf course fairway as Al's were nearly seven years ago.
ENGEL THOMAS J., age 66 of Chesterfield Twp. January 25, 2013. Loving husband of Fran, dear son of Martha Engel and the late Robert Engel. Beloved father of twins Christopher (Judith ) Engel, Paul (Jennifer) Engel, and Deborah (Kenneth) Carr. Proud grandfather of Tobias, Margareta, Hans, Reagan, MaCall, Zachary and Lucas. Brother of James (Kathy) Engel, Joel (Linda) Engel, Andrew (Gloria) Engel, Stephen (Kathy) Engel, and Ruth Engel. Funeral services Tuesday, 11:30 a.m. (instate at 11:00am) in St. Peter Catholic Church, 95 Market Street, Mount Clemens. Burial Saint Peter Catholic Cemetery, Clinton Township. Visitation Monday, 2-8 p.m. in the Harold W. Vick Funeral Home, 140 South Main, Mount Clemens with a Holy Rosary at 7:00 pm. Contributions to St. Vincent DePaul or National Kidney Foundation. View full obituary at www.vickfuneralhome.com
FAULS MARY JANE 86, of Sterling Heights, died Wednesday, January 23, 2013. A Funeral celebrating Mary Jane's life will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Mandziuk & Sons Funeral Home, 3801 18 Mile Road (at the northwest corner of 18 Mile Road and Ryan), Sterling Heights. A luncheon will follow at the Olive Garden, 13835 Lakeside Circle, Sterling Heights. Visitation for family will be 1-2 p.m. Sunday (today) and for friends and family 2-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
FERANEC JENNIFER D., age 41 of Eastpointe, passed away January 18, 2013. Jennifer was born on December 9, 1971 in California. Beloved wife of David. Loving mother of Desmond. Dearest sister of Robert and David. Arrangements were entrusted to Kaul Funeral Home of Roseville. Please share a memory with the family at www.kaulfuneralhome.com .
FOUCHEY JERRY Age 87, January 24, 2013. Beloved husband of Mary Beth. Loving father of five, grandfather of six and great grandfather of two. Visitation Monday 3-8 p.m. at the Kaul Funeral Home, St. Clair Shores. Funeral mass Tuesday 10 a.m. at St. Lucy Catholic Church, 23401 Jefferson Ave, St. Clair Shores. kaulfuneralhome.com
FOUNTEAS SAM Suddenly. January 21, 2013, Age 75. Beloved husband of Dorothy for 42 years. Loving father of Kelly Founteas, Stephanie Founteas, and Victoria Conklin (Chad). Brother of Thomas Founteas, Janie Genimatas (Christo), Demetrios Founteas, Maria Wasielewski (Dan), and the late Mary Founteas. Nephew of Elle, Stavroula and Anthodesmi. Also survived by several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins. Family will receive friends Wednesday 2-8 p.m. at A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Rd. (between Maple and Big Beaver) with Trisagion at 7 p.m. Funeral Service Thursday 10 a.m. at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 760 W. Wattles, Troy. Visitation at church begins Thursday at 9:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please refer to funeral home website for information on memorial tributes. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com.
GARD WILLIAM YOUNG Former President and Chairman of D & F Corporation died, Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at the age of 85. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Nancy (Frazer) Pierson Gard and is survived by his children Elizabeth, Paul (Marianne), and Martha (Sam) Stott and grand children Kiera Corbin Phlipot, William Scanlan "Kick" Gard, Carolyn Pierson "Pierce" Gard., and Lyric Alena Stott. A memorial service will take place on Friday, February 1st; 4:30 pm, at Christ Church Grosse Pointe, 61 Grosse Pointe Blvd., Grosse Pointe Farms. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Mariner's Inn, Attn: Shauna Vercher-Morrow, 445 Ledyard St., Detroit, MI 48201 or to the Leelanau Conservancy, P.O. Box 1007, Leland, MI 49654. Light a candle and share a memory at: www.verheyden.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 Carmen. 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.
GILLIS JOHN PATRICK Age 94 of Livonia, Michigan. Passed away peacefully at Angela Hospice surrounded by family on January 23, 2013. Beloved husband of Margaret (deceased 2003) for 57 years. Loving father of seven children: Patricia, Louise, Daniel (Laura), Laura (Nathan Butler), Marian, James, and Andrew (Marlene). Born to Mary Ann MacDonald and Daniel Gillis in New Victoria, Nova Scotia on March 17, 1918. John was a Royal Canadian Air Force WWII veteran and an owner of Gillis Electric since 1955. He had 15 grandchildren. His four sisters and three brothers preceded him in death. His love is a never ending circle. All our love (Beannachd Leibh). Visitation will take place at Fred Wood Funeral Home, 36100 Five Mile Road (E. of Levan) Livonia, Monday, January 28th 3-9pm, Tuesday, January 29th 2-9pm. A Scripture Service will take place on Tuesday at 7pm. Funeral Services will take place at St. Paul of the Cross Passionist Retreat Center, 23333 Schoolcraft, Detroit, MI 48223, Wednesday, January 30th, Instate 9:30am, Mass 10:30am. In lieu of flowers please donate to Angela Hospice, www.angelahospice.org/donate or St. Paul of the Cross Passionist Retreat Center. www.stpaulretreat.org/giving. fredwoodfuneralhome.com
GRIFFORE TED (JOHN) age 70 of St. Francis entered rest on January 21, 2013. Ted was born and raised in Redford Township, MI. Preceded in death by parents, Elizabeth and John; brother, Terrance P.; brother-in-law, Fred Alexander. Survived by wife, Dorothy; children: E. Michael (Laura), Paul L. (Tonya) and Rod Daniel; grandchildren: Bradley (Alyssa Kukowski), Brittany (Michael) Sedjo, Amanda (Jake Poehler), Corrie Andrews and Kylee; great-grand-daughter, BriLee; siblings: Edward M., Shirley Alexander, Robert T. (Mary); sister-in-law, Mary Griffore; many nieces, and nephews. Memorial service at KOZLAK-RADULOVICH MAPLE GROVE CHAPEL (13745 Reimer Dr.) Saturday, February 2nd, 2013 at 2 p.m. with visitation beginning at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the American Cancer Society or Fairview Hospice (Princeton, MN). Arrangements with Kozlak-Radulovich Chapel, 763-416-0016.
GUTOWSKI CHRISTOPHER, January 21, 2013 Age 41. Beloved son of Arthur and Diane. Loving brother of Arthur Jr. (Lisa) and Brian (Jessica). Dear uncle of Daryll, Kyle and Tyler. Nephew of Barbara Maszlewski (Beth Wendricks), Joseph Maszlewski, and Charles (Joyce) Maszlewski. Funeral 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 2, 2013 at the Dearborn Chapel of Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 22546 Michigan Ave. Visitation 3-8 p.m. Friday. Memorials may be made to HHT Foundation International, P.O. Box 329, Monktown, MD 21111 www.hht.org www.howepeterson.com
HALAS MARIA January 25, 2013. Age 95 of Detroit. Beloved wife of the late Walter. Loving mother of Roman (Dale) Halas. Dearest grandmother of Teresa (Bill) Burrows, and Brian Halas. Loving great-grandmother of Allyssa, Emma, Jacob, Isabella, and Liam. Maria will be deeply missed by family and friends. Visitation Monday, January 28, 2013 from 2- 8 p.m. with prayer service at 6:00 p.m. at the Dearborn Chapel of Voran Funeral Home, 23701 Ford Road. (313) 278-5100. In state Tuesday 10:00 a.m. with a 10:30 a.m. Mass of the Resurrection to follow at St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church (Detroit). Interment St. Hedwig Cemetery. Visit our online guestbook and share memories at www.voranfuneralhome.com
HECK CECELIA E., Age 94 passed away peacefully January 26, 2013. Beloved wife of Lloyd (deceased) for 65 years. Loving mother of Lloyd (Shirley), Beverley (Tom) Studholme, Gerald (Chris), Ronald (Aileen) and Randall. Dearest Grandmother of 12 grandchildren and eight great granchildren. Member of the Order of the Eastern Star and Daughters of the Nile. Visitation at the A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 32000 Schoenherr at Masonic (13 1/2 mile), Warren. Tuesday 1-9 p.m., Eastern Star Service 7 p.m. Tuesday, and Wednesday 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Funeral service 12 p.m. Wednesday. Donations may be made to the Great Lakes Hospice (GreatLakesHospiceFoundation.org)
HOFFMAN DON 77, beloved husband of Elizabeth for 40 years. Cherished father of Leandra (Heath) Stevens, Kent (Karen), Don Jr., Jerry, and Scott (Jean) Hoffman. Don adored his grandchildren and received much love and joy from them: Bree, Chauncey, Everett, Ashur, Tyler, Megan, Jillian, and the late Jeremy. He was also looking forward to the birth of a new grandbaby. Don was well loved for his upbeat nature and quick wit and will be missed by all, including his loving sisters, Haroldene and Nancy, and his many neices and nephews, in-laws, teammates and friends. Please sign book for contact or memories, memorial will be at a later date. Donations can be made to The Botsford Foundation, or www.botsford.org/circleofcare.
HOFFMAN ARTHUR L. Passed away peacefully on January 21, 2013 at the age of 88. Loving husband of the late Gladis. Beloved father of Sandra (Colt) Culter and Mary (Jeff) Marlatt. Dear grandfather of Michael and Cindy Marlatt. Survived by his sisters Esther Robinette and Elsie Raymond and best friend Jill Morris. Predeceased by his six siblings. Arthur proudly served in the US Army from 1943-1946, where he earned a Good Conduct Medal, three Overseas Service Bars and three Bronze Battle Stars for his services in the Pacific Theater. He was a member of the Operating Engineers Local #324 for 60 years. Visitation: Sunday, January 27, 2013 from 4-8 p.m. at the Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 Six Mile Rd. (east of Newburgh and I-275) in Livonia. Funeral service on Monday, January 28, 2013 at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. He will be laid to rest at Glen Eden Memorial Park in Livonia. For more information please visit www.harryjwillfuneralhome.com
JENKINS REBA. January 25, 2013. Age 79 of Allen Park. Beloved wife of John. Loving mother of Cindy (Fred) Lang and Paula (the late Tom) Sawicki. Dear sister of Pete (Edith) Levels and Ann (Jimmy) Rhodes. Dearest grandmother of five. Loving great-grandmother of three. Visitation Sunday, January 27, 2013 from 2-9 p.m and Monday 3-9 p.m at the Taylor Chapel of Voran Funeral Home, 23750 Goddard Road. (313) 291-1800. Funeral service Tuesday 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Entombment Michigan Memorial Cemetery. Visit our online guestbook and share memories at www.voranfuneralhome.com
JOHNSON ROBERT A., age 79 of Harper Woods, Michigan died peacefully at his daughter's home in San Antonio, TX on January 24th 2013. He married Nancy (Stackpoole) Johnson in 1955, and together they had six daughters. He is survived by five of his daughters, Denice (Ed) Coinson, Karen (David) Diatto, Kathleen (Mike) Scott, Mary Beth (Dean) Heath, Peggy James; fifteen grandchildren and five great-grand-children. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Maureen Ann Caswell and Grandson, Eli Robert Moran. Bob retired from the US Postal Service at the age of 55. Visitation Tuesday, January 29th from 1-9 p.m. at A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Ave, Grosse Pointe Woods. The Rosary will be lead at 7pm by Father Perrone. A memorial mass will be celebrated at Assumption Grotto, 13770 Gratiot, on Wednesday, January 30th at 10 a.m. Burial at Assumption Grotto cementary with a reception immediately following at the church.
JOHNSON LUELLA S. "SANDY" 89, of West Bloomfield, January 25, 2013. Sandy was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Gordon (d. 2005). Loving mother of Steven (Patricia) Johnson and Joan (John) Audet. Cherished grandmother of six grandchildren, three step-great-grandchildren, and one great-grandchild on the way. Sandy was preceded in death by four brothers and one sister. Funeral Service Tuesday, January 29 (time pending), at the Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, 23720 Farmington Rd., (between 9-10 Mile Rds., just N of Grand River), downtown Farmington (248-474-5200). Visitation Monday 4-8 p.m. Memorial gifts suggested to the Karmanos Cancer Institute. www.heeney-sundquist.com
KAY SYLVIA HELEN January 24, 2013. Age 86. Beloved wife of the late Raymond. Loving mother of Marilynn (Richard) Shymanovitz, Donna Harbowy, Denise Edwards, Michelle (Don) Holder and Duane Harbowy. Dear grandmother of Kristen, Karl, the late Vanessa, Leandra and Jared. Great-grandmother of Cade, Kelsie. Resting at the L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, 7707 Middlebelt Road (at Ann Arbor Trail) Sunday 6-9 and Monday 12-9. Scripture service Monday 7 p.m. In state Tuesday, 9:30 a.m., at St. Damian Catholic Church, 30055 Joy Road (W. of Middlebelt), until time of Mass at 10 a.m. Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at griffinfuneralhome.com
KEANE MARILYN O'CONNOR A life long resident of Grosse Pointe who loved her seven children and adored her 12 grandchildren, died with her family and dearest friends Betz Johnson and Mary Sullivan Roezelle by her side on Thursday, January 24, 2013. She was 87. Marilyn was born on July 7, 1925 to T. Edward and Clara M. O'Connor in Detroit. She is survived by her children, William E. (Diana) Keane III, Marilyn K. Sutton, Meagan M. Keane, Anne C. Keane, Patricia K. (Robert) Carden, Thomas E. (Allison) Keane, and Michael J. (June) Keane; 12 grandchildren; sisters-in law, Leontine K. Cadieaux and Anne C. Boyle; a niece and four nephews. She was predeceased by her husband William E. Keane, Jr. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Monday, January 28, 2013 at 10 a.m. at St. Paul's Church, 157 Lakeshore Road, Grosse Pointe Farms. There will be visitation at the church beginning at 9 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to the Multiple Sclerosis Society or Capuchin Soup Kitchen. www.verheyden.org
KOZIOL JOSEPH GEORGE Age 78, January 24, 2013. Beloved husband of Carolyn and the late Lillian. Dearest father of Jeffrey (Rhonda), Kim (Bob) Dolan, Perry (Aimee), Kellie Murphy, Scott (Stephanie), Jim (Charlene) Olson and Bob (Tonia) Olson. Dear grampy of 13 and great-grampy of one. Loving brother of Sandra Slitti. Funeral Service Monday, 4:00pm at the Taylor Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 9800 S. Telegraph Road. Visitation Sunday, 2:00pm-8:00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Southminster Presbyterian Church, 21845 Wick Road, Taylor, MI 48180. Share a memory at www.howepeterson.com
KULLIAN JUNE, age 84, January 25, 2013. Beloved wife of George for 53 years. Dearest mother of Debbie (Glenn) Clark, Karen (John) Channing. Loving grandmother of Lindsey & Ryan. Dear sister-in-law of Alice Rodery. Funeral Tuesday 10:30 am at McCabe Funeral Home, 851 N. Canton Center Rd., Canton. Visitation Monday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Michigan Humane Society or American Heart Association. www.mccabefuneralhome.com
LALL DR. REKHA Born in 1947, Rekha died peacefully in her home surrounded by her family on the morning of January 25, 2013, after bravely battling recurrent bile duct cancer. Born Rekha Jaiswal to Radha and Rameshwar Prasad Jaiswal, she grew up in India and graduated from King George Medical College at the University of Lucknow in 1970. After pursuing additional training in the United Kingdom, Rekha moved with her family to Dearborn, Michigan, in 1977. She practiced Obstetrics and Gynecology at Oakwood Hospital in Dearborn for over 20 years. She was loved by her patients and colleagues, delivered many healthy and beautiful babies, and relished her role as a primary care physician. From 1987 until 1992, Rekha heroically cared for her late husband, Dr. Mohan Lall, through his battle with cancer. In the years after his death, she continued practicing medicine and raising her children, Maneesh Lall and Neha Lall, who learned from her example. Maneesh is also a physician, and Neha, like her mother, advocates for women's health and safety as a legal aid attorney. In 2004, Rekha married Subhash Mahendru, who was widowed in 2000, and welcomed his daughters, Ruchika Mahendru and Piya Gasper, into her family. In 2006, she was diagnosed with bile duct cancer. She recovered fully and spent her remaining years developing her skills as an artist and travelling with her husband, with whom she shared a deep love of music. Rekha was devoted to the happiness of her children. Shortly after recovering from her illness in 2006, she celebrated the wedding of her step-daughter Piya to Jayson Gasper in 2008. Just weeks before falling ill again, she hosted the joyous marriage celebration of her daughter, Neha, to Robert Knowles. In the final weeks of her life, she blessed the engagement of her son, Maneesh, to Shalini Gandhi. In addition to her loving husband, children, and step-children, she is survived by her devoted siblings, all of whom were present at her death: Arun Jaiswal, of Nasik, India; Neera (and Randhir) Narayan, of California; and Amit (and Rita) Jaiswal, of Lucknow, India. Visitation will be held at Voran Funeral Home located at 23701 Ford Road in Dearborn on Tuesday, January 29 from 10 a.m., followed by a Funeral Service at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Community Foundation of Southeastern Michigan (www.cfsem.org) for the benefit of the Drs. Mohan and Rekha Lall Memorial Fund, an endowed charitable fund that will continue to make annual donations in their memory to benefit cancer research and maternal health initiatives.