BOLEK CHRISTOPHER M., age 53, passed away unexpectedly January 26, 2013. He was employed with PPG Industries. Mr. Bolek is survived by his wife of 27 years, Kathleen and by sons, John and Matthew, by his mother, Evelyn Susnjar and by his siblings, Frank (Kim), Vickie (Bruce) Davidson, Larry (Connie), and Philip (Michelle). He was predeceased by his father, Frank and his sister, Kim. Visitation is Tuesday, January 29, from 4 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday, from 3 to 9 p.m. (Rosary at 7 p.m.) at Lee-Ellena Funeral Home, 46530 Romeo Plank Road, Macomb. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, January 31, at 10:00 a.m. (instate at 9:30 am) at St. Isidore Catholic Church,18201 23 Mile Road, Macomb. Burial at Resurrection Cemetery. Please leave a memory at lee-ellenafuneralhome.com
DEMETER LAWRENCE JR., age 89, January 24, 2013. Beloved husband of the late Dolores. Dear father of Lawrence, Christopher (Celia), Kenneth, and Kathleen. Loving grandfather of Rebecca (Chris) Dobis, Nicholas, Eric, Caitlin, Jarrett and Tyler. Great grandfather of Isaac and Isabelle. Companion of Mary Jane Baksai and her family. Brother of Irene Bury and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Memorial Visitation Wednesday 1.p.m. until a 6 p.m. Memorial Service at John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 Inkster Rd., (between Ford Rd. and Cherry Hill), Garden City. www.santeiufuneralhome.com
DOOLEY MAUREEN Y. Age 75 January 27, 2013 Beloved mother of John Dooley, Pamela (Ron) MacEachern, Lorie A. Dooley, Michael (Eilleen) Dooley, Kevin (the late Brenda) Dooley, Patricia Dooley, and Megan (Christopher) Adams. Grand-mother of Matthew, Michael, Mackenzie, Mollie MacEachern, Michael Dillon, Patrick, Sarah, Max, Shayne Dooley, Meghan Dooley, Keegan and Finnegan Adams. Sister of Timothy Pickett, Kenneth Pickett, and Lois Nix. Friends may visit at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Road (between 14-15 Mile Rds.) Tuesday 3-8 p.m. Funeral at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church, 32340 Pierce, Beverly Hills, Wednesday 10 a.m. Friends may visit at church beginning at 9:30 a.m. Memorials appreciated to American Cancer Society. Obituary and condolences at lynchfuneraldirectors.com
GANSEN JOSEPHINE R. January 24, 2013, age 97. Beloved wife of the late Walter. Dear mother of Edward (Susan), Marjorie Lemkuhl (Robert), Rosemary O'Neill (Patrick), and Robert (Carolyn). Also survived by eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral Liturgy Monday 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church (Military and Michigan Ave.) with 9:45 a.m. prayers at the Dearborn Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 22546 Michigan Ave. Visitation was Saturday 5-9 p.m. and Sunday 1-9 p.m. Rosary was Sunday evening. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Memorials to Marywood Nursing Care Center. www.howepeterson.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)
HUNSANGER LILLIAN 100 of Madison Heights died January 26, 2013. Mother of Alice (Dallas) Strawska, William (Joan) and Jerome Jr. (Kathy Piper) Hunsanger. Mass 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at St. John Catholic Church in Forestville. Visiting Tuesday, 1:30-9:00 p.m. at Smigielski Funeral Home in Minden City. www.smigielskifuneralhomes.com
KICZKA CASMIR Age 91, passed away on January 24, 2013. Beloved husband of the late Mieczslawa. Loving father of Irene Berry, Charles Kiczka, and Charlotte Kiczka. Dear grandfather of Andrea Berry-Murphy, Kathryn Berry, and great- grandfather of Megan, Drake, and Andrew. Gathering Thursday 9 a.m. until Memorial Mass 9:30 a.m. at St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church, 31555 Hoover (north of 13 Mile), Warren. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.wasikfuneralhome.com.
LEGA JERRY, age 76: passed away Thursday, January 24, 2013 in Royal Oak. MI. Born May 4, 1936 to John and Julia Lega in Hamtramck, MI. Survived by fiance Karen Hall, sons Chris and wife Debbie (Marchewka), Curtis and wife Julie (Hughes), brother Gilbert and wife Linda Lega, sister Elaine Lega and husband Peter Rollock. Family members Sherri and John Karabelski, Dean Hall. Grandfather of Shana, Kirsti, Rachel, Hunter and Shane. Military Burial Service to be held at Great Lakes National Cemetary on February 1, 2013 from 10:00 - 10:30 a.m., 4200 Belford Rd., Holly MI 48442.
MARICONI JEAN M. 83, of Lake Orion (formerly of Southfield), died Saturday, January 26, 2013. Jean was born February 27, 1929 in Sioux City, Iowa to John and Selma (Hammer) Perry. Jean was a devoted mother who loved her family. She is survived by her four children, Michael Mariconi of Lake Orion, Patricia (Michael) Neveau of Royal Oak, Michele (Donald) McCoy of Holly, and Larry (Judith) Mariconi of Lapeer; five grandchildren, Robert (Eva) Neveau, Michele (Jeremiah) Neveau Carter, Donald (Katharine) McCoy, Kimberly (fiance, Mike Stetson) McCoy, and Matthew Mariconi; two great-grandchildren, Phelps and Jack; and her sister, Rosemary (Lorenz) Bonsaire of Mancelona. Jean was preceded in death by her parents. Visitation will be 11-1 p.m. Tuesday, January 29, 2013, followed immediately by her funeral service 1 p.m. at Muir Brothers Funeral Home, Lapeer. Burial at Dawn Memorial Cemetery, Lapeer. www.muirbrotherslapeer.com
MONTGOMERY, RUBY MARY (NEE ROSE) Age 96, died of heart failure. Born on February 18, 1916. She passed away on Sunday, January 27th at Huron Valley Hospital. Ruby was preceded in death by her loving husband of sixty-eight years, William Montgomery. She is survived by her two daughters, Jean (Bill) Kecskes, Sandra (Gregg) Dibble, her son Gary (Susan) Montgomery and adopted son Paul (Anna) Reiz. She leaves five grandchildren, Mike (Jenny) Kecskes, Wayne (Sheree) Kecskes, Lynn Spitza, Michele (Dave) Caswell and Lisa (Mike) Kolanowski and six great-grandchildren Lauren Hotvedt, Nick Kecskes, Isabel Kolanowski, Andrew Caswell, Ryan Spitza and Katelyn Spitza. Her laughter and kindness will be greatly missed by many nieces, nephews, step-grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and MANY friends. Born in Detroit Michigan, she was one of nine children born to Hattie and Theodore Rose. When her Mother passed away, Ruby became the Matriarch of her family of five brothers. She became their “go to” person … for guidance, marriage approval, an open home and always an open heart. She met her husband Bill at the Campus Ballroom in Detroit. She was a devoted wife and mother – and will always be remembered for making the Montgomery home the place to gather for Jean, Gary and Sandy’s many friends … who subsequently became “Mr. and Mrs. M's" friends also. She loved dancing, always made friends and family welcome in her home, and a cold beer was always “on tap”. She enjoyed going for boat rides …. But the thing she enjoyed most, her whole life through …. Was laughter - hers and making other’s laugh… Visitation today 3-8 p.m. at the Funeral Home. Funeral Service, Tuesday, January 29, 2013, 11 am Elton Black & Son Funeral Home, 1233 Union Lake Road, White Lake, Michigan 48386. In lieu of flowers donations to St. Jude Children’s Hospital are greatly appreciated by the family.
PACHOLEK THOMAS M., 79; of Farmington Hills, January 27, 2013. Tom was a circulation manager for the Detroit Free Press until his retirement in 1989. He was survived by Marilynn, his beloved wife of 59 ½ years; his loving children, Sandy Anas, Dianne Pacholek (Tom Jardine), Carol Cebula (Eliot) and the late Gary Pacholek (died 2011); his cherished grandchildren, Brittany, Dane, Mallory, Trey and the late Devanie; and his siblings, Jim (Sherry) Pacholek, John (Cathy) Pacholek and the late Cynthia Spooner. Funeral Service, Thursday January 31st, 10 a.m. at the Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, 23720 Farmington Rd., (between 9-10 Mile Roads, just N of Grand River), downtown Farmington (248-474-5200). Visitation Wednesday 2:30-8:00 p.m. Memorial gifts suggested to the charity of the donors choice. www.heeney-sundquist.com
PRAET HELEN 63, of Port Huron formerly of Marysville, died Saturday, January 26, 2013. She was born June 28, 1949 in Detroit to the late Joseph and Helen Bastian. She married Gary Praet on May 22, 1971. She is survived by her husband Gary, of 41 years; her daughter, Angela Marie Lee; two granddaughters, Katherine Elizabeth and Megan Richelle Lee; two brothers, Joseph and William Bastian; a sister, Katherine Bastian Fisk. Visiting hours will be 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday in Smith Family Funeral Home-North. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 30, 2013 in Smith Family Funeral Home-North, 1525 Hancock Street, Port Huron. Reverend Max Amstutz will officiate. Burial will be in Ft. Custer National Cemetery, Battle Creek at a later date. www.smithfamilyfuneralhome.com.
RYAN JAMES M., M.D., January 25, 2013 Age 92. Husband of the late Mary Donna. Dear father of Kathleen, James and Michael (Krista). Grand- father of Brady, Parker and Cooper. Family will receive friends at A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Rd. (between Maple & Big Beaver), Tuesday 3-8 p.m. with prayers at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass Wednesday 1p.m. at St. Hugo of the Hills Stone Chapel, 2215 Opdyke Rd., Bloomfield Hills. Visitation at the chapel begins at 12:30 p.m. Memorial to Manresa Jesuit Retreat House, 1390 W. Big Beaver Rd., Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
SKRZYPEK MARGOT B., January 27, 2013. Beloved wife of Harry. Dearest mother of Monica (David) Nogalski and Karen (Kyle) Duncan. Loving Oma of Eric and Vaughn. Dear sister of Herbert and Inge. Family will receive friends Tuesday 1-8 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 pm at Stanley Turowski Funeral Home 25509 West Warren, Dearborn Heights. Instate Wednesday at St. Linus Church until time of mass. Share condolences at www.stanleyturowskifuneralhome.com
STOLLMAN IRVING Age 89, of West Bloomfield, died January 25, 2013. An artist and inventor, he loved classical music, jazz, art and reading. He served as a vet in the armed forces. After his wife died in 2010, he moved to Jewish Senior Life Meer Apartments where he was referred to as "the artist". He spent his remaining time schmoozing with his new friends, sculpting and listening to operas and musicals. Beloved husband for 56 years to the late Vivian Stollman. Devoted father of Lynne Holley, Lea (Richard) Luger, Eden Stollman and Ilana (Kurt Nelson) Stollman. Loving grandfather of Sara (Ari) Fein, Adam Luger, Benjamin Luger, Sacha Nelson and Soren Nelson. Proud great-grandfather of Leora, Talya and Michal Fein. Cherished brother of Irine Helmann and the late Harry Stollman. Also survived by many other loving relatives and friends. SERVICES 2:00 PM MONDAY AT HEBREW MEMORIAL CHAPEL (248) 543-1622. www.hebrewmemorial.org
WIDMER MARGRIT of Auburn Hills January 25 2013 at 88 years of age. Dear wife of the late Paul Widmer; beloved mother of Dorly (Robert) Bertoli; sister of Anna Leuzinger and Kaethi Bruder both of Switzerland. She will be dearly missed by loving companion Kurt Hauptli. Preceded in death by three siblings. Margrit came to U.S. in 1953. She was a long time member of the Detroit Swiss Society and an accomplished seamstress. She loved her weekly Bingo but most of all she loved her family, friends and trips back to her beloved Switzerland. Memorial Service Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. at COATS FUNERAL HOME-CLARKSTON, 8909 Dixie Hwy, Clarkston. Interment All Saints Cemetery, Waterford. To send a private condolence go to www.CoatsFuneralHome.com/Obituaries.
WORTHINGTON CHARLES M., 80, died peacefully on January 24, 2013 after a short illness. Born in Saginaw, Michigan, Charles spent the majority of his life in the Detroit area. He returned north to the town of Presque Isle that he called home for 25 years of his 32 year retirement. He worked 30 years at General Motors in downtown Detroit as a Master Checking Fixture Builder. In the midst of employment at GM, he was called to duty in the armed forces where he honorably served our country as sergeant on active duty in the army from 1952 to 1954, receiving a Bronze Star. After returning from the army, he continued his employment at GM, until his retirement in 1980. He had a love of outdoors experience including numerous camping and fishing trips. In his later years, the many species of animals and birds that frequented his bird feeders and outdoor space where he lived gave him great joy. He is survived by: his son, David (Julie) Worthington of Portland, MI, daughter, Lisa (Duane) Miroballi of Lompoc, CA, daughter, Valerie Worthington of Phoenix, AZ, grandson, Levi Harper of Phoenix, AZ, and step-grandson, Michael Miroballi of Santa Ynez, CA. He is also survived by his sister, Maxine Newstead of Livonia, MI and nephew, Gordy (Theresa) Newstead of Allen, TX and their children, Justin and Jyl, and nephew, Paul (Laura) Newstead of St. Joseph, MI and their children, Cullen, John, Carmen and Maddy. Visitation is at Hunter Funeral Home, 310 W. Chisholm St., Alpena, MI 49707, on Monday, January 28, 2013 from 10:00-11:00 a.m., with services at 11:00 a.m, the Reverend Bruce Michaud officiating. Burial at Grand Lake Cemetery, Presque Isle, Michigan. The family would like to thank the caring and compassionate doctors and nurses at Metro Health in Wyoming, MI and Hospice of Michigan.