BELTZ HELEN M. age 86 of St. Helen, passed away Thursday, January 31, 2013 at West Branch Regional Medical Center. Helen had lived in St. Helen since 1980, formerly of Eastpointe. She was a member of the St. Helen Catholic Church and the St. Angela Catholic Church of Roseville. She was also a member of the St. Helen Fireworks Committee and the Snow Packers. Helen and her husband Art were active square dancers when they lived in the Detroit area. She spent over 30 years wintering in Englewood, FL. She loved entertaining and spending time with friends. Most of all, she loved her family and valued time with her children and grandchildren. Helen is survived by her children, Bruce (Debra) Beltz of St. Clair Shores, Brian (Karen) Beltz of St. Helen, Barry (Karen) Beltz of Eastpointe, Nancy (Bruce) Tyree of East Jordan and Terri (Jim) Jean of Sterling Heights and her grandchildren, Christopher Beltz, Kyle Beltz, Steward Miller, Jason Beltz, Michael Beltz, Kevin (Ilana) Beltz, Mark Beltz, Kalie Tyree and Shannon Tyree. She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Arthur, her parents and siblings. Visitation at the Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home in St. Helen will begin on Monday, February 4, 2013 from 3-9 p.m. with a Vigil Service at 7:00 p.m. On Tuesday, Helen will lie in state at St. Helen Catholic Church in St. Helen beginning at 10:00 a.m. until the time of the Mass at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery, St. Helen. Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Helen Catholic Church.
BOMMARITO MARY Age 85, January 31, 2013. Beloved wife of Phil for 65 years. Loving mother of Bob (Lisa) and Tom (Carrie). Devoted grandmother of Christie Bruske (Randy), Michael (Lynn) and Erica. Great-grand-mother of David Parkins and Jessica Bruske. Funeral Service Saturday 1 p.m. at A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Rd. (between Maple & Big Beaver). Family will receive friends Saturday 11 a.m. until time of service. Interment White Chapel Cemetery. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
DUGGAN BEVERLY J. Age 79, January 31, 2013. Beloved wife of 57 years, of George. Loving mother of Patricia Smith, Timothy (Celeste) Duggan and Abigail (Darren) Edwards. Dear Granny of Joshua, Jesse, Jacob, Jasmine and Dale. Beverly was a retired Realtor with B.F. Chamberlain. She was generous and loving and will be missed by all who knew her. Visitation at the R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Home, 15451 Farmington Rd., Livonia, Sunday 2-8 p.m. In state at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 34567 7 Mile Rd., Livonia, Monday from 10:30 until Funeral service at 11 a.m. A luncheon will follow immediately at the church. Please share a memory at www.rggrharris.com.
HARRIS RUFUS SR. Age 90, January 21, 2013. Beloved father and grandfather. Funeral Service today 11 a.m., Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 3600 Van Dyke in Detroit.
IRVIN SUSIE NELLE (nee Arnett) Was born in her family home, Mayfield, Kentucky, on June 6, 1921. She passed away on January 20, 2013. She was 91 years old. Susie loved her family greatly. She is survived by her daughter Patricia Ann Irvin Ash and her grandson, dearest beloved, Aaron Ash. One of eight children (number 3) she is also survived by her loving brother, William Coy Arnett, and her sister, Martha Alice Arnett Lents. Susie also has numerous sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews whom she loved but did not see often enough. After working as an executive secretary in Chicago, Susie had a rewarding career as a wife to her loving husband, Maurice Waldo (Wally) Irvin, and mother to Patricia Ann Irvin and Pamela Sue Irvin in Birmingham-Troy, Michigan. Susie and Wally moved to Miami in 1978. Susie and Patricia moved to Boynton Beach, Florida in 2008, where Susie spent her final years. Susie always made time for friends and family. She was the "light" in many people's lives and brought joy to many family members and friends. She was an avid duplicate bridge player in Miami and Boynton Beach. She loved gardening, cooking, reading, and Fox News. Susie was a beautiful person inside and out. She never had a cross word for anyone and spoke highly of all who crossed her path. Memorial service at White Chapel Memorial Cemetery, 621 West Long Lake Road, Troy, Michigan 48098, on February 4 at 2:00 pm.
KLESCZEWSKI GENEVIEVE, age 89 was lifted to heaven on January 31, 2013. Beloved wife of the late William. Cherished mother of Robert Kelz and Roy (M. Susan Schomaker). The Klesczewski family will be receiving family and friends Sunday from 2-9 p.m. with a 4 p.m. Rosary service at the Sterling Heights Chapel of the E.J. Mandziuk & Son Funeral Directors, Inc., 3801 18 Mile Rd. (NW corner of Ryan). Funeral Mass will be Monday 10:30 a.m. at St. Louise de Marillac Parish, 2500 E. 12 Mile, Warren, 48092. Genevieve will lie in state at 10 a.m. until time of Mass. Interment Mt. Olivet.
PAGE BILLY JOE Age 86, of Knoxville, TN formerly Detroit MI., died on Saturday January 26, 2013. A faithful husband, beloved father and grandfather, friend and mentor to many. His generous love for all taught us how to love one another. He was an accomplished surgeon, inspired artist, and talented athlete. Dr. Page was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Lucy Page and brother, Gene. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Anne; children, Bill Page and wife Carla, of Chelsea MI, Rick Page and wife Kathy, of Birmingham MI, Patti Bucci and husband Gary, of Knoxville, Peggy Gooch and husband Michael of Knoxville along with eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The family is so grateful to the Lord Jesus for the countless ways we have been blessed by having Dad, Papa, Granddaddy, Chief, Grandel in our lives and for the peace in knowing that he is in the presence of his Heavenly Father. Graveside services and interment will be held at the East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery, 220 East Gov. John Sevier Highway with full military honors conferred by the U.S. Navy and the East Tennessee Veteran's Honor Guard on Friday at 1:30 p.m. with Pastor Stephen Gooch officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Osteopathic Foundation www.aof-foundation.org. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, is serving the Page family. www.clickfh.com
PATZSCH OBIEDEEN age 95, January 20, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Carroll for 55 years. Loving mother of Larry (Sonia) and the late Carroll W. Survived by four grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren and sister Lila. Survived and loved by other relatives and many friends. School bus driver for 19 ½ years for the Livonia school system. Member of the V.F.W. AUX 10476, past AUX President Detroit, past 2nd district President of Detroit. Memorials to : Compassionate Care Hospice, 5730 N. Lilly Rd., Suite A, Canton, MI 48187.
PORADA BRUCE "BRUNO" M. January 31, 2013. Age 39 of Dearborn. Beloved son of Bruce and the late Pamela Porada. Dear brother of Mary Ann Porada, and Julie (Mark) Jarvis. Loving uncle of Maranda, Marissa, and Anthony. Bruce will be deeply missed by family and friends. Visitation Sunday, February 03, 2013 from 2- 9 p.m. at the Dearborn Chapel of Voran Funeral Home, 23701 Ford Road. (313) 278-5100. In state Monday 10:30 a.m. with a 11:00 a.m. Mass of the Resurrection to follow at St. Barbara Catholic Church, 13534 Colson, Dearborn. Please visit our online guestbook and share memories at www.voranfuneralhome.com
REDMOND ETTA Born July 14, 1932 deceased January 30, 2013. Etta is survived by husband Jim, son John (wife Judi) Kara, Kyle, sister Joan, brother Alex (Joan), nephew Dave, nieces Jill, Sandy, Margie and Lynn. Grandson Ian. Predeceased by sons Jimmy and Bob. Memorial Service to be planned at a later date.