ARCERI JOSEPH Age 90, of Novi, died peacefully, January 27, 2013. He is survived by his children, Cindy (John) Mattie, Robert (Linda) Johnson, Pamela (Rick) Gadwa, and Kimberly Johnson; his brother Nick; his thirteen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Sadly, Joe was preceded in death by his wife of 30 years, Joan (2010) and his siblings Patrick, James, and Anthony. Funeral Ceremony, Friday, February 1, 1 p.m. at the Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, 23720 Farmington Road, (between 9-10 Mile Rds., just N of Grand River), downtown Farmington (248-474-5200). Visitation, Friday 11 a.m. until the service at 1 p.m. Interment Grand Lawn Cemetery, Detroit, MI. Memorials suggested to Angela Hospice, www.angelahospice.org. heeney-sundquist.com
BECKWELL JOY MARIE, January 26, 2013 (Nee Marshall) Preceded in death by her dear husband Edward. Loving sister of Ken (Mary), Polly, Pat (Phil) Potter, Bill (Jutta), Judy, the late Jim (the late Mabel), and Clare (Nita) Marshall. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, godchildren, and treasured friends. Visitation Wednesday 2-8 pm with a Rosary 7 p.m. at the A. H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Avenue at Vernier Road, Grosse Pointe Woods. In state Thursday 11:30 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass 12 noon at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 21620 Greater Mack, St. Clair Shores. Memorial contributions may be made to the Capuchins, St. Vincent De Paul St. Joan Conference, or Seasons Hospice. ahpeters.com
CATEY DALE B. Age 79, was a quiet, caring, loving husband, father and grandpa "PaPa". Beloved husband of Charlene. Loving father of Amy Herbst and Deborah (Joseph) Hasson Proud grandfather of Dillon and Cody Herbst and Logan and Adrienne Larkey. Dear brother of Walter, David (Marilyn ) and the late John and Anita Wright, dear brother in-law of Mildred and the late Marilyn. Visitation Wednesday 11am-4pm and 6 -9 pm at the A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 32000 Schoenherr (at Masonic) Warren. Funeral service Thursday 12 Noon at the funeral home with interment following at Clinton Grove Cemetery. ahpeters.com
CAVANAUGH ROBERT E. Passed away at home surrounded by loving family on January 26, 2013 at the age of 84. Beloved Husband of the late Helen. Loving father of Steven (Peggy); Proud grandfather to Sara (Justin), Ryan, Patrick (Mary Kay); Great grand- father to Kayla and Ryan Jr. Born June 6, 1928 in McKeesport Pennsylvania. Graduate of University of Notre Dame and Retiree from Ford Motor Steel Division. Lifetime member of Knights of Columbus and Founders Day committee member at Orchard Lake St. Mary's. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Memorial gifts may be made to St. Mary's of Orchard Lake or Dearborn Animal Shelter. Visitation at McFarland Foss Funeral Home 5401 Schaefer Rd., Dearborn, Tuesday 3-8pm. Funeral Mass Wednesday 10am at St. Clement Catholic Church 5275 Kenilworth with visiting at 9:30. (mcfarlandfoss.com)
CRECHIOLO JACK J. January 27, 2013, age 80. Beloved husband of Diane. Dear father of Duane (Patty) and Lori Ducharme (Dan). Loving grandfather of David, Michelle, and Kevin. Brother of Elizabeth Hungerford and Peter (Joann), the late Christine Salega, the late Phillip, and the late Catherine Fiore. Jack was a proud veteran of the U.S. Navy serving in the Korean War. Funeral Mass Friday 10 a.m. from St. Albert the Great Catholic Church, 4855 Parker, Dearborn Heights. In state from 9:30 a.m. Visitation Wednesday 5-9 p.m. and Thursday 1-9 p.m. with Scripture Service at 7 p.m. from the Dearborn Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 22546 Michigan Ave. Entombment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Memorials to the American Lung Association, 25900 Greenfield Rd., Suite 610, Oak Park, MI 48237-1267, American Heart/American Stroke Association Midwest Affiliate, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674, or ALS of Michigan, 24359 Northwestern Highway, Suite 100, Southfield, MI 48075. www.howepeterson.com
DAVILA MIGUEL Age 80. January 27, 2013. Beloved husband of Lupe. Loving father of Claudia Lagae (Steve), Cyndi Iannuzzi (Pete), Patty Yaden (Kavin), and Ruben (Lara). Dearest grandfather of Kaila, Kohl, Anthony, Andrew, Dominique, and Aiden. Dear brother of Ana Luz, Sister Chela, Father Ruben, and Dionicio. Visitation Wednesday 3-9 p.m. with a Rosary 7 p.m. at Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home, Inc., 16300 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe Park. Funeral Thursday, in state 10 a.m. until the time of Mass 11 a.m. at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 15020 Hampton, Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230. Memorial contributions to St. Ambrose would be appreciated. Light a candle and share a memory at www.verheyden.org.
DAVIS GAYNOR J. Age 66. January 25, 2013 of Detroit. Beloved wife of Edward. Loving sister of Martha. Dearest aunt of Rita, Denise, and Gilbert Jr. Lifelong friend of Kathy Horvath, Brenda, Melanie, Mary Lou, and numerous other friends. She was also devoted to many cats and dogs. Visitation Wednesday 2:30 - 9 pm, Service Wednesday 7 pm, John Molnar Funeral Home, 14032 Northline Road, Southgate. www.molnarfuneralhome.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. Family suggests memorials to American Heart Association or American Diabetes Association. www.santeiufuneralhome.com
DZIAMSKI EUGENE E. January 27, 2013 Age 78. Eugene Dziamski passed away at home. Born, February 11, 1934 in Detroit, Michigan. Beloved husband of Frances Sue (nee Kinney) for 57 years. Devoted father to Patricia (Craig) Pallister, Barbara (Darrell) Cope and Michael (Karin) Dziamski. Grandfather of Lynn (Adam), Marc, Jessica, Ellen, Jonathan, Anna, William and Jane. Brother to John Dziamski, Clara Wills and Irene Zella. Preceded in death by his parents William and Helen Dziamski, sister Helen Lucas and brothers William Dennings and Joseph Dziamski. Eugene retired from Ford Mother Company, Livonia Transmission, where he was an accountant for 37 years. The family will receive visitors Tuesday 3-8 p.m. at L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, 7707 Middlebelt Rd. (at Ann Arbor Trail). Funeral Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at griffinfuneralhome.com.
EMMONS GARRY F. Age 57, passed away suddenly on January 26. He was the loving father of Tonyia (Joseph) LaBelle, Vicky, Dennis (Crystal), and Christopher (Erin); proud grandfather of Ashley, Randall, Lukas, Justin, and Elizabeth; former husband and dear friend of Kathy; dear brother of Janet Franklin and Kaye Richie. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Garry was predeceased by his parents Homer and Eunice, and beloved grand-daughter Stacey. He was an avid motorcyclist, four-wheeler, and hunter. He was employed at Voss Industries for the last 20 years and previously self-employed with his father at E & E Welding for over 20 years. Garry was a wonderful father and friend, and dedicated to his family. Visitation will begin at 4:00 p.m. and continue until 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 30. The Funeral Service will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, January 31, at Kaul Funeral Home, 28433 Jefferson Ave., St. Clair Shores. Please share a memory with the family at www.kaulfuneralhome.com
GREEN LOIS Age 84. January 27, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Donald. Loving mother of Don and the late Alan. Dear grandmother of Laura. Also survived by many loving family members and friends. Lois was an avid bridge player. Visitation Thursday 4-8 p.m. and Friday 1-8 p.m. with Prayer Service at 7 p.m. at Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home, 28499 Schoenherr, Warren. Light a candle and share a memory at www.verheyden.org.
HOH JOHN M., January 26, 2013, age 97. Beloved husband of the late Mary Agnes. Dear father of Carole Lynn Walker and John Hoh (Christine). Loving grandfather of Craig Walker, Shelly Chene, Christopher Hoh, Todd Hoh, and Heather Stull-Anglin. Great-grandfather of Sydney Chene, Brayden Hoh, Audrey Hoh Moses, and MacKenzie Stull. Funeral Service Friday 1 p.m. at A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Rd. (between Maple and Big Beaver). Family will receive friends Friday 10 a.m. until time of service. Memorials to Avalon Hospice. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
KENNEDY PATRICIA D. East Lansing, formerly of Detroit, died January 27, 2013 at the age of 76. Patricia was born June 7, 1936 in Mt. Clemens, Michigan to Walter and Mary (McCasey) Dupray. She was active as a volunteer and member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. Music was an important part of her life and she belonged to her parish choirs for many years. Patricia was preceded in death by her husband John Patrick Kennedy, brother Thomas Eugene Dupray and her parents. Surviving are her daughters, Brigit (David) Martell and Katie (Don Roach) Kennedy; grandchildren, Amanda (Stephen) Mancewicz, Claire, Brian and Mary Kate Martell; brother John (Cathie) Dupray, sisters Betsy (Ron) Wilson, Katie (Tom) Martin and Nancy (Kevin) Shanahan and many nieces and nephews. A funeral mass will be held Thursday, January 31, 2013, 1:30 p.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 955 Alton Road, East Lansing, MI with Rev. Mark Inglot officiating. The family will receive friends Wednesday, January 30, 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 1730 E. Grand River Avenue, East Lansing, MI with the Rosary at 8:00 p.m. Interment will be at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield, MI. Those desiring may make contributions to Hospice House of Mid-Michigan, P. O. Box 30480, Lansing, MI 48909, in memory of Patricia. The family is being served by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, East Lansing, Michigan. On line condolences may be made at www.greastlansing.com
MAZUR HELEN KATHERINE Age 94. A resident of Bloomfield Orchard Villa, went to be with the Lord, January 26, 2013. Born October 31, 1918 in Arcadia, Pennsylvania to the late Katherine and John Mazur. Dear sister of the late Nancy Sanders and the late Irene Sawicki. Survivors include nieces Cindy (Ken) Bieth, Sheri (Steve) Kress; nephew John (Anna) Sanders; and great-niece Kellie Kress. Helen resided in Ecorse, Michigan 1920-1969; Birmingham, MI 1969-1982; and Farmington Hills, MI 1982-2012. She loved spending time with her family first and foremost, traveling, reading, and was fond of all animals and pets. Funeral Thursday 11 a.m. Mass (in state 10:30 a.m.) at St. Gerald Catholic Church, 21300 Farmington Rd., Farmington, MI 48336. Visitation Wednesday 6-9 p.m. (Rosary 6:30 p.m.) at Thayer-Rock Funeral Home, 33603 Grand River Ave., Farmington (1 blk. W. of Farmington Rd.). In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Michigan Anti-Cruelty Society www.macsshelter.org www.thayer-rock.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 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.
MUSSILL BERNARD J. Age 93, January 27, 2013. Beloved husband of Emma. Dear father of Patricia Graham (Joseph) and Bernadette Mussill. Grandfather of Jennifer Nadeau (Glenn). Great-grandfather of Kyle and Mackenzie. Funeral Wednesday 12 noon at the A. H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Ave. at Vernier Rd, Grosse Pointe Woods. Interment White Chapel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Michigan Humane Society appreciated. ahpeters.com
NEHRA SAMUEL ANTHONY 84, died surrounded by his loving family on January 25, 2013. Born in Detroit, February 23, 1928. Samuel is survived by his beloved Priscilla. They were married June 15, 1957 and had five children together. Gregory (Kimberly) of Grosse Pointe Farms, MI, Lisa Nehra Kramarz (Walter) of Boulder, Colorado, Michael (Lindsay) of Beverly Hills, MI, Marisa Nehra Wills (Jack) of Chicago, Illinois, and Andrew (Alexandra) of Paris, France. He found true joy in his seven grandchildren, Samuel, Emmet, Luke, Liam, Bronson, Sienna, and Pearson. Education was at St. Joachim Elementary, Catholic Central High and the University of Detroit for undergraduate studies, majoring in Chemistry as well as Biology. Obtained a Doctorate in Dentistry from the University of Detroit. In 1958, received a master's degree from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Medicine. Resident for a year (1958-59) at Mt. Carmel Mercy Hospital in Oral Surgery. Entered private practice in 1959. His dental practice was a general type, although during the latter years it comprised of treating temporal mandibular joint syndrome. He practiced dentistry until 1985. Throughout his career, he offered charitable dentistry to those in need. Samuel had a profoundly, deep love of his faith. He was a lifetime supporter of the PIME Missionaries based in Detroit, Michigan. A brilliant spirit, with a passion for his scientific entrepreneurial research. But his greatest legacy was his enduring love for his family. A private Funeral Mass was held on Monday, January 28, 2013. A celebration of his life and interment will follow at a later date in June, 2013. Light a candle and share a memory at www.verheyden.org.
NOWEL LEE E. Age 64. January 27, 2013. Loving son of the late Edmund and Irene Nowel. Dear brother of Jay. Visitation Thursday 4-9 p.m. at Jarzembowski Funeral Home, 18957 W. Warren Ave. (at Artesian). Share memories at www.jarzembowskifuneralhome.com.
SMITH SHIRLEY L. age 71. January 27, 2013 of Allen Park. Beloved wife of 49 years to DeWayne. Loving mother of the late Garrick A. and Kevin (Cassandra). Proud grandmother of Garrick DeWayne. Dearest sister to Marvin, Ronald (Brinda) and Royce (Regina) McKinney and Joyce Leonard. Preceded in death by her parents Ocea and Louise McKinney. Shirley was an educator for 31 years with the River Rouge School District and was the past president of the Allen Park Friends of the Library. Visitation Thursday 2-8 p.m. at the Allen Park Chapel-Martenson Family of Funeral Homes, 10915 Allen Rd. (corner of Goddard). Shirley will lie in state Friday 10:30 a.m. at the Mt. Hebron Baptist Church, Ferndale until funeral service 11 a.m. Interment Woodmere Cemetery. Memorial contributions to honor her life may be made to the Autism Society of America. To share a memory visit www.martenson.com.
SZYMANSKI GERALD January 27, 2013. Age 77. Beloved husband of the late Dolores. Dear father of Lisa (Dennis) Nowak, Gerald, Tracey and Keith (Trisha). Brother of Marion (Kenneth) Bennet and Victor (Claudia). Grandfather of Dennis Grundy. Funeral Thursday 10 a.m. from the chapel of the L. J. Griffin Funeral Home, 7707 Middlebelt Rd. (at Ann Arbor Trail). The family will receive visitors Tuesday 5-9 p.m. and Wednesday 1-9 p.m. with Rosary at 7 p.m. Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at griffinfuneralhome.com
Van SICKLE AVIS IRENE Age 92, passed away January 26, 2013. She is survived by son Skip and daughter Carolyn; 11 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren; brothers: Duane and Gary Bidwell and sisters: Ardith Kelly, Dorene VanOrsdale and Ann Polan. Visitation will be held on January 30, Wednesday, from 4:00 9:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held on January 31, Thursday, at 1:30 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Home, 122 West Lake Street, South Lyon, with burial at Cadillac Memorial Gardens West, Westland, MI. Memorial contributions may be made to active Faith Community Services, 401 Washington Street, South Lyon, MI 48178. Online guestbook www.phillipsfuneral.com
WARTHMAN JANINA G. January 26, 2013, Age 88 of Port St. Lucie Florida, formerly of Westland, Michigan. Before retirement she was an administrative assistant with the Wayne County Health Department. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. A.P. Warthman; and her brothers, Peter, George, Joseph and Michael Glumb. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. Visitation Thursday 10 am until the Thursday 12 Noon Funeral Service at Vermeulen Funeral Home, 46401 W. Ann Arbor Rd., (between Sheldon and Beck) Plymouth. Interment Glen Eden Memorial Park. To share a memory, please visit vermeulenfuneralhome.com
WELSH LORRAINE M. Age 87. Beloved wife of the late William. Loving mother of Carol (Jim) Boudrie. Dear aunt of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Larry Smith. Great aunt of Mr. and Mrs. Brian Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Chris Smith and Gary Smith. Great-great aunt of Brooke, Beau, Brett and Elijah Smith. Visitation Tuesday 1-9 p.m. at Harry J. Will Funeral Home 25450 Plymouth Rd. in Redford. Funeral service Wednesday 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment Glen Eden Memorial Park in Livonia. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or American Lung Association.