AULPH BRIAN MICHAEL age 36, passed away February 19, 2013. Loving husband of Holly (nee Benzler) of seven years. Proud father of Addy and Nicholas. Dearest son of Stephen and Beverly. Dear brother of Jen (Robert) Koehler and Matthew (Michalene). Brian was a teacher, football coach and avid fisherman. In lieu of flowers, donations to the children's education fund are greatly appreciated. Visitation Thursday 5-9 p.m. and Friday 1-9 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. (Shelby Twp.) 54880 VanDyke at 25 Mile Rd. Celebration of Life Friday 7:00 p.m. Funeral Saturday 11:00 a.m. at Kirk in the Hills Church, 1340 W. Long Lake Rd. Bloomfield Hills. Interment Guardian Angel. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com
BRITT BRUCE A. Age 64, February 18, 2013, of Dearborn Heights. Beloved father of Kristin. Dear brother of Gary. Loving son of Clive and the late Virginia. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 4 p.m. (family & friends gathering 1 p.m.) at the R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Home, 31551 Ford Rd., Garden City. Please sign Bruce's on-line guest book at www.cremationmichigan.com.
BROWN DONALD E. Age 44 of Bellaire. Died peacefully, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, at home. A memorial service will be held Saturday Feb. 23, at 11 a.m. at St. Luke Catholic Church, Bellaire, with a luncheon to follow. A wake will be held by the Hell's Our Home Motorcycle Club in Rapid City after the luncheon. Arrangements have been handled by the Bellaire Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes. Please view full obit and sign his online guestbook at www.mortensenfuneralhomes.com.
BROWN JOAN M. Age 84, February 19, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Jack. Loving mother of Scott (Pam), Geoff (Barbara) and Brad (Peggy) Williams. Loving step-mother of Liz (Jim) Bohen. Proud grandmother of Jonathan, Steven, Lynn, Joey, Jessica, Nathan, Kevin, Kyle, Michael, Meredith and Carrie. Dear sister of Betty (Roger) Kebler. Visitation Friday 3-8 p.m. at McCabe Funeral Home, 31950 W. Twelve Mile Rd. (W. of Orchard Lake Rd.). In state Saturday 10:30 a.m. until time of service 11 a.m. at West Bloomfield United Methodist Church, 4100 Walnut Lake Rd., (W. of Orchard Lake Rd.). In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the church. www.mccabefuneralhome.com
BROWN GENEVIEVE Died February 19, 2013 after a long illness. Genevieve was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1924. She was the beloved mother of Elizabeth, Patricia, Judith, Douglas, Duncan, Edith, Michele and Daniel. She was also the proud grandmother of seven and great-grandmother of 10. Visitation Friday 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. with funeral services at 2 p.m. at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 N. Inkster Road, Garden City (between Ford Road and Cherry Hill). www.Santeiufuneralhome.com
BURCHAM MALENA "PEGGY" age 73 of West Bloomfield died February 14, 2013. Beloved wife of 57 years to John Burcham, Sr. Loving mother of John (Kelly) Burcham, Jr. Dear grandmother of Christopher John Burcham and Kelsie and Kaitlyn Gessa. Sister-in-law of Robert (Beth), Harold (Susan), and James (Mitzie) Burcham, and the late Georgia Burcham, Virgie Arnold, and Joe Harland. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, extended family members, and loving friends. Mrs. Burcham worked for 45 years in the printing business in Detroit. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and Alanon. She was a source of encouragement to many, and was loved by her friends and family. Memorial mass from St. William Catholic Church, 531 Common St, Walled Lake Friday 10 am. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Beaumont Hospice appreciated. Serving the family Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, Walled Lake.
BUTLER EDWARD February 19, 2013 Age 89. Devoted husband of Helen for 60 years. Loving father of Marc (Aida), June Turcotte (Mark), Linda Phillips (Scott) and Gregg (Mary). Also survived by 15 grandchildren. Brother of the late William. Funeral Mass Friday 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs, 32340 Pierce, Beverly Hills. Visitation at church begins 9:30 a.m. Memorial tributes to Wounded Warrior Project. A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, (248) 549-0500. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
CAFMEYER RENE O. Age 85, February 18, 2013. Loving husband of the late Dina. Cherished father of Rene (Mary). Beloved grandfather to Julian and Cameron. Visitation on Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. with a memorial service at Noon at the Arthur J. VanLerberghe Funeral Home, 30600 Harper Ave., St. Clair Shores. Share memories at vanfuneral.com.
CASEY ALICE F. February 17, 2013 Loving wife of the late John and special friend of the late Lyle Fletcher. Beloved mother of William (Elizabeth) and Maureen Casey-Krauss (Steve). Dearest grandmother of Patrick and Brendan Casey and Jack Krauss. Dear sister of Betty, Andy, Helen, Mary, Frank, Roy and Edie. Funeral Liturgy Monday 11:00 a.m. at St. Sebastian Catholic Church, 3965 Merrick, Dearborn Heights. Gathering at church 10:30 a.m. Visitation Saturday 5-9 p.m. and Sunday 12-9 p.m. at the Dearborn Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 22546 Michigan Ave. Rosary Sunday 7 pm. Interment with Military Honors at Mt. Hope Cemetery. www.howepeterson.com
CIPOTH MARGARETA S. Age 94. February 19, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Karl. Loving mother of Margaret (David) Dawson and Karl. Dearest grandmother of Brian (deceased), Klaudia, Tara, Rian, Jesica, and Cody; and great-grandmother of Maxmillian, Mathias, Stephen, Josef, and Jack. Visitation Friday 3-8 p.m. and prayer service Saturday 11:00 a.m. at Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home, Inc., 16300 Mack Avenue, Grosse Pointe Park. Light a candle and share a memory at: www.verheyden.org
CONEN REV. PAUL F., S.J., age 86, February 19, 2013. A Jesuit for more than 66 years, Father Conen spent much of his career at University of Detroit Mercy. He is survived by his half-sister Jane Maddock (Thomas), sister-in-law Linda Conen (the late August), niece Lori Conen, and nephews David and Joseph Conen. Prayer Service Friday (February 22) 7 p.m. at Colombiere Center, 9075 Big Lake Road, Clarkston. Memorial Mass Saturday, March 23, 11 a.m. at Colombiere Center. Memorial Gifts may be made to Jesuit International Missions or the Jesuit Partnership, 2050 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60614, or online at www.Jesuits-chgdet.org. Visit www.Jesuits-chgdet.org/publications/online-tributes/ to sign guestbook and view full text of obituary. A.J. Desmond & Sons, 248-362-2500.
DEEBY IRENE J. (NEE PATRICIA) February 19, 2013. Age 77. Beloved wife of Alphonse II. Dearest mother of Elaine Deeby, Alphonse III (Barbara) Deeby, Renay (Stephen) Deeby and the late David Deeby. Loving grandmother of Kaitlyn, Alphonse IV and Ava. Predeceased by parents Frederick and Irene Patricia. Dear sister of Gordon (Elise) Patricca, Sylvia Jarjosa, the late Genevieve Patricca, the late Frederick Patricca, the late Eileen and Frank Richcreek, the late Mary Jane and Andy Reiss, the late Edward (Shirley) Patricca, the late Betty Ann Harrison, the late Edna and Joseph Borgesi and the late Patrick (Patricia) Patricca. Visitation Friday 3-9 pm with Rosary 7:00 pm. Visitation Saturday 9 am until 10:00 am time of funeral at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com.
DOHERTY GERALD J. Age 81. February 17, 2013. Beloved husband of the late Norma Doherty. Dear father of Sharon Doherty, Thomas (Kristy) Doherty, and Gerald Jr. (Lisa) Doherty. He is the loving grandfather of Lauren, Erica, Kelly, Brandi, Renee, and dear brother of Phyllis and the late Russell Doherty. Visitation for Mr. Doherty will be Thursday from 5-9 p.m. and Friday from 2-9 p.m. with an evening Vigil service, at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 ½ Mile). Mr. Doherty will lie in state Saturday 10:30 a.m. at St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church until the time of the Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Memorial donations appreciated to the American Cancer Society, www.Cancer.org. Share memories at www.Temrowski.com
DUBEL CASMIR MICHAEL February 19, 2013, at the age of 96. Beloved husband of Helen. Dear father of Susan (Michael) Droze, Brian (Patty) Dubel. Grandfather of Patrick (Katie), Ryan, Timothy (Alexandra), Andrew and David. Great-grandfather of Bennett. Visitation Manns-Ferguson Funeral Home, 17000 Middlebelt (south of 6 Mile), Friday 2-8 p.m. In state Saturday 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Byzantine Catholic Church, 29125 W. 6 Mile, Livonia. Share a memory www. mannsfuneralhome.com
ELIAS CHARLES Born and raised in Detroit, the son of Simon and Peta Pekula Elias, was a dedicated family man, inventor and adventurer that died on February 16th. A true patriot, he made his mission to support America from his military service to the "Made in America"campaign. Charles was predeceased by his wife of 39 years, Millicent and his brothers Donald and Leonard. He is survived by his children Jeff Elias, Michele Elias, and Cynthia Greeley and five siblings: Lorraine FitzPatrick, Helen Conwell, Elizabeth Groome, Janet Elias, and Lawrence Elias, and his grandchildren Matthew Wilgus and Chloe Greeley,great-grandchildren Benjamin and Zachery Wilgus and loving companion Sharon Shelton.
FABBRI NANCY JANE "DINKY" 78, of Plymouth MI died Wednesday, February 20, 2013, at home surrounded by her loving family. Loving wife of George Alfred Fabbri, married on February 27, 1954. Beloved mother of Arthur (Kim) Fabbri, Donald (girlfriend Beth Dolsen) Fabbri, George C. (Leslie) Fabbri, Annette (Gary ) Pollack and Karen (Dan) Stowe. Proud grandmother of Amy (Jon) Rollins, Michael (Cynthia) May, Jason (Shannon) Fabbri, Jacob (Blythe) Pollack, Ryan Fabbri, Sarah Pollack, Joshua Fabbri, Chase Fabbri, Matthew Stowe, Carly Fabbri and Madeline Stowe. Great-grandmother of five. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at St. Kenneth Catholic Church 14951 Haggerty Rd, Plymouth. Mrs. Fabbri will lie in state beginning at 10:00 a.m. until time of funeral mass at 12:00 p.m. Arrangements entrusted to the Schrader-Howell Funeral Home, Plymouth. Share memories at schrader-howell.com.
FALES CHARLES E. age 59; longtime resident of Paw Paw, Michigan, February 15, 2013. Beloved husband of the late Rusty; dearest son of Rosemary and the late Walter; loving step-father of Debbie (Marty) Johnson; grandfather of Levi, Andrew and Private Austin Johnson; dear brother of Lois (George) Robacker, Maryann (late Bob) Zink, Gloria (John) Phillips, Walter (Julie) Fales, Kathy (John) Stultz and the late Roy Fales; and uncle to many cherished nieces and nephews. A memorial gathering held in Faulmann & Walsh Golden Rule Funeral Home, 32814 Utica Rd., Fraser, Saturday, February 23, 2013, from 2pm until the time of service at 3pm. Share memories at www.faulmannwalsh.com
FELIKS RAYMOND R. February 17, 2013. Beloved husband of Patricia (Pytel). Dearest father of Anne-Marie Paddock and the late Ray E. Jr. Grandfather of Lindsey and Jeremy. Son of the late Edmund and Stella. Brother of the late MaryAnn "Dolly" Zurawski (George). Leaves 17 nieces, nephews, several great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins. God Son of Sophia Kley. God Father of Jimmy Pytel and Daniel Donakowski. Lifetime good friend of Robert Godek. Army Veteran, Vietnam Era. Worked with Big Brother's during the 70's. Chairman of the Target Retiree's Volunteer Association and Target Newsletter. Retired from the J. L. Hudson Corporation after 44 years as a Sales Consultant. Active member of St. Anselm Church. Assisted in the Stations of the Cross with Msgr. Maloney. Conducted the Bible Study during Lent and Advent for many years. Visitation Saturday 9:30 a.m. at St. Anselm. Mass 10 a.m. Rosary Friday 6 p.m. Visitation Thursday 4-8 p.m. and Friday 1-8 p.m. at the Sajewski Funeral Home, 19111 W. Warren, www.sajewskifh.com
FIELDER DENISE M. Age 54, February 19, 2013. Beloved wife of James for more than 32 years. Loving mother of Elyssa, Manuel (Savita), Cindy and Erynn. Proud grandmother of Celina. Dear daughter of Eugene and Diana Rosiek. Sister of Michele (Kevin) Allen, Annette (Mark) Bielski, David (Pam) Rosiek, Rene (Terry) Reiter and Christine (Dan) Daschke. Survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Dedicated and devoted educator for the Detroit Public Schools. Her passion was being principal of the Academy of the Americas. Visitation Sunday 4-9 p.m. at McCabe Funeral Home, 31950 W. Twelve Mile Rd. (W. of Orchard Lake Rd.) In state Monday 10 a.m. until time of Mass 10:30 a.m. at St. Fabian Catholic Church, 32200 W. Twelve Mile Rd. Memorials may be made to the Academy of the Americas. www.mccabefuneralhome.com
FULLER LILLIAN E. Passed away peacefully on February 16, 2013 at age 98. Dear Mother of Sheila (William) Johnson and Dianne (Henry) Robertson. Beloved grandmother of Melanye and William Johnson, and Charles Robertson. Long time committed volunteer for the Girl Scouts of Metropolitan Detroit, Metropolitan Hospital, the Urban League, NAACP, and St. Stephen AME Church. Visitation 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, at James H. Cole Home for Funerals, NW Chapel, 16100 Schaefer, Detroit. Family Hour 10 a.m. and Funeral 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23 at St. Stephen AME Church, 6000 John E. Hunter Drive (Stanford), Detroit.
GARFAT LEONARD February 19, 2013. Age 87. Beloved husband of the late Florence. Loving father of Kathryn (Gordon) Williams, Kenneth (Gail) Garfat and Karen (Steve) Norris. Dear grandfather of Renee (Sam) Cohen, Ryan (Mallory) and Derek Garfat, and great-grandfather of Zachary, Kathryn and Megan Cohen. Predeceased by sisters Winifred and June. Resting at the L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, 7707 Middlebelt Rd. (at Ann Arbor Trail) Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at griffinfuneralhome.com.
GEAUVREAU GERRY P. February 15, 2013 Age 69. Mother of the late Robert (Susan Allison). Loving grandmother of Jessica Winke (Sean) and Jillian Allison. Dear aunt of Gregory Nowinski (Jill), Barbara Jones (Sean) and Jennifer Nowinski. Great-aunt of Brian, Elizabeth and Thomas Nowinski, and Rihannon, Sean Jr., Robert and Skylar Jones. Family will receive friends at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward (btwn 13-14 Mile), Saturday 10:00 a.m. until Memorial Service at 12 noon. Memorial tributes to the American Cancer Society. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
GEMELLI VERA February 19, 2013. Age 71. Beloved wife of the late John. Dear mother of James (Shiela), and John. Loving grandmother of Jamie, Jimmy, Nikki, Joey and Ashley. Dear sister of Ida and the late Nace. Funeral service Saturday 10 a.m. at the A. H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Avenue at Vernier Road, Grosse Pointe Woods. Visitation Friday 3-9 p.m. Rosary Friday 8:30 p.m. ahpeters.com
GIERYN RICHARD T. "DICK" SR. Age 92, of Atlanta, Georgia. Died February 18, 2013. Mr. Gieryn was formerly from Bloomfield, Michigan. He served as a Captain in the U.S. Army during World War II. Mr. Gieryn earned his undergraduate degree and Juris Doctor at the University of Detroit. He spent his career as a real estate attorney in Detroit. Dick was also an avid golfer. Mr. Gieryn was a dedicated family man and was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce. He is survived by his daughters, Denise Cotter (Dennis) and Janice Magill; son, Richard T. Gieryn, Jr. (Anne); nine grandchildren; and brother, Henry Gieryn. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be directed to support the Duke Cancer Institute. Please make checks payable to the Duke Cancer Institute. Gifts may be mailed with a memo indicating that this gift is in memory of Richard T. and Joyce R. Gieryn to the Duke Cancer Institute, 512 S. Mangum Street, Suite 400, Durham, NC 27701, or make a gift online at www.cancer.duke.edu by selecting the Make a Gift menu option. A family memorial service will be at a later date at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Southfield, MI. Arrangements by H.M. Patterson and Son, Arlington Chapel, 173 Allen Road, NE, Sandy Springs, GA 30328 (404) 851-9900.
GORANOWSKI RICHARD age 88, February 15, 2013. Beloved husband of Helen for 66 years. Dearest father of Joan Kleiman Potter, Richard H. and John Goranowski. Loving grandfather of Lauren Kleiman, Kelly Potter and Karl Goranowski. Dear brother of Zena Zioncheck. Uncle of many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter Liana N. Kleiman. Funeral Saturday 11 am at McCabe Funeral Home, 31950 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. Visitation Saturday from service time until 1 pm. Memorial Contributions may be made to the charity of your choice. www.mccabefuneralhome.com
GREENE JAMES F. February 19, 2013. Age 90. Lifetime resident of Dearborn. Attorney and usher at Sacred Heart Church. Beloved husband of the late Bernardine. Dear father of Maureen (John) Maki, Kathleen, James E., Timothy (Lynn) and Colleen. Loving grandfather of Kelley (Jon) Flis, Shannon (Ken) Pihalja, Ryan, Erin and Delaney Maki, Sean and Kerry Greene and the late Katie Greene. Great-grandfather of Ella and Chase Pihalja and Ethan Flis. Funeral Saturday, 10:00 a.m. Prayers at the Dearborn Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 22546 Michigan Avenue, and 10:30 a.m. Mass at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Visitation Thursday 5-9 p.m. and Friday 1-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. with Rosary at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 22430 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn, MI 48124. www.howepeterson.com
HALAPI JOSEPH S. Age 84, of Fraser. Died February 19, 2013 at home surrounded by the love of his family. Joseph is survived by his beloved wife, Ruth; his devoted children, Joseph Jr. Halapi, Judith (Laurence) Stolowski , Michael Halapi, Daniel (Lori) Halapi, Darlene (Jack) Warner, Cheryl Duquette and Edward (Deborah) Normandeau; grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by children, William and Laurence Halapi, Gerard (Colleen) Normandeau and Miriam (Timothy) Johnson; and by three sisters. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. Friday at Faulmann & Walsh Golden Rule Funeral Home, 32814 Utica Road, Fraser. Funeral mass at 10 a.m. Saturday at Queen of All Saints Church, 31740 Cyril, Fraser, with visitation from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. Share a memory at www.faulmannwalsh.com.
HARRELL LULA MAE Age 90. February 18, 2013 of Ohio and formerly of Lincoln Park. Beloved wife of 72 years to Allen. Loving mom of Al (Mary Ann), Betty Tessmer and Ken (Debbie). Proud grandma of nine. Great-grand-ma of 17. Also survived by one sister and three brothers. Funeral service Monday 12 p.m. at The Allen Park Chapel-Martenson Family of Funeral Homes, 10915 Allen Rd. (Corner of Goddard). Visitation Sunday 3-8 p.m. Entombment United Memorial Gardens Cemetery. To share a memory visit www.martenson.com
HEWITT SR. PATRACIA I.H.M. Age 83. Died February 19, 2013. Beloved sister of Carolyn Miles of Brownstown, Michigan. Visitation Friday, 9 a.m. at the I.H.M. Motherhouse Chapel in Monroe, MI, with Prayers at 9:30 a.m. and Funeral services at 10 a.m. Memorials to the I.H.M. Retirement Fund. Arrangements by the Rupp Funeral Home, (734) 241-9300.
HOFFMAN RUTH Age 88, of Pinellas Park, Florida. Passed away Feb. 17, 2013. Visitation will be held Thursday, 5-7 p.m., with a funeral service Friday, 10 a.m. at Memorial Park Funeral Home, (727) 527-1196.
HOPKINSON A. STANLEY "HOPPY" Died peacefully February 19, 2013. Beloved husband of Madeline for 28 years. Loving father of Timothy (Christine) and Wayne (Catherine) Hopkinson and by marriage, Michelle Neil, Michael Kowalski, Laura Blessed, and Julie Hill. Proud grandfather of 14 and great-grandfather of 17 1/2. Funeral at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Road (between 14 and 15 Mile Roads), Saturday 12 noon. Visitation beginning at 10 a.m. Memorials appreciated to Leukemia Foundation. Obituary and condolences at lynchfuneraldirectors.com
HUTCHINSON ANTOINETTE "TONIE" Age 93. Passed away on February 18, 2013. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Julius of 42 years; and all four of her children, Julius, Edward, Harold and Darlene. Antoinette is survived by her two grandchildren, Joseph (Tammie) and Terri Davis, as well as, four great-grandchildren and some nieces and nephews. After the death of her husband and three children she was professed into the Lay Carmelite Order of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in St. Patrick Church on December 19, 1986. Visitation will be from 2:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. with a scripture service at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday at the Union Lake Chapel of Elton Black and Son Funeral Home, 1233 Union Lake Road, White Lake. The funeral mass will be at 11:00 a.m. (10:00 a.m. in state) on Friday, February 22, 2013 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 9086 Hutchins Road, White Lake. Interment will be in Commerce Cemetery near her beloved husband and son, Julius. Donations may be made to St. Mary Mercy Hospital Hospice Program, 36475 5 Mile Road, Livonia, MI 48154 or the Lay Carmelite Order of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, 8501 Bailey Road, Darien, IL 60561-8417. Please visit www.eltonblackandsonwhitelake.com
JENNINGS JOHN R. 88, died Friday, February 15, 2013. He was the beloved husband of Mary Alice (Marty). Dear father of David, John (Joanne), Mary Jo, Robert, Joseph (Kimberly) and Thomas (Silvia). Dear grandfather of Adam DeMara, Colleen, Brittany, John, Olivia, Joey, Mary, Nevaeh and Athena. Mr. Jennings was a form staff sergeant in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II. He graduated from the University of Detroit and retired from the Tank-automotive and Armaments Command. A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, February 23, at St. Lucy Catholic Church, 23401 Jefferson Ave., St. Clair Shores. Donations may be made to Capuchin Soup Kitchen, 1820 Mt. Elliott, Detroit, MI 48207-3485.
KALEEL THOMAS CHARLES Born June 26, 1920 in Detroit, Michigan. Passed away Friday, February 15, 2013 at Beaumont Hospital Grosse Pointe, following complications from pneumonia. He was 92. Thomas attended De LaSalle Collegiate High School and graduated with honors in 1937. At the young age of 16, "Tailspin Tommy" received his pilot's license, and flying would become one of his life's greatest passions. During WWII he enlisted in the United States Air Force, flew combat missions over much of Europe, and returned after the end of the war to fly relief missions during the Berlin Air Lift. He was also a veteran of the Korean War and was honorably discharged at the rank of Master Sergeant in 1966. In 1982, Tom became a member of VFW Bruce Post 1146 in St. Clair Shores, MI, where in 1988 he rose to the esteemed position of Post Commander. In recognition of his many years of faithful service to the VFW, he was awarded life emeritus status, and remained deeply committed to the VFW and thoroughly enjoyed the companionship of his fellow veterans. Tom retired as a service technician from MichCon in 1984, and was a longtime resident of St. Clair Shores, MI. Tom was well-known as a loving and devoted family man, loyal friend, and dedicated military veteran who deeply loved his country. He was a devout Roman Catholic of the Maronite rite, and prayers were an important part of his daily routine. A survivor of the great depression, he overcame many serious health issues in his youth, and went on to live a fulfilling, active, and healthy life into his early 90's. He is survived by his wife Sharon; three children, nine grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation will take place from 2-9 p.m. on Friday, February 22nd at Kaul Funeral Home, located at 28433 Jefferson Avenue, St. Clair Shores, MI 48080; with a rosary at 7:00 p.m., and VFW honor guard at 7:30 p.m. A funeral mass is scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Saturday, February 23rd at St. Paul's on the Lake in Grosse Pointe Farms, MI. Tom will be interred at Great Lakes National Veterans Cemetery in Holly, MI.
KASHTAN DORIS BERNICE Beloved wife of the late Harry Aaron Kashtan, MD. Cherished mother of Dr. Jack (Emilie) Kashtan, Dr. Clifford (Dr. Judith) Kashtan, and the late Marshall Kashtan. Loving grandmother of Harris Kashtan, Mark Kashtan, Aaron Kashtan, Paula Kashtan, and Sarah Kashtan. Sister of the late Milton Roberts, the late Ruth Mendelson, and the late Shirley Klein. SERVICES 3:00 P.M. THURSDAY AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, (248) 569-0020. INTERMENT AT ADAT SHALOM MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY. www.irakaufman.com
KATZ GERALD Beloved husband of 54 years of Janice Katz. Cherished father of Marcie (Eric) Lipsitt, Michael (Victoria) Katz, and Lori (Kenneth) Cantor. Loving grandpa Jerry of Andrew Lipsitt, Logan Katz, Teddi, Spencer, and Zachary Cantor. Dear brother of the late Herbert Katz. Devoted son of the late Jack and the late Mildred Katz. Brother-in-law of Fred and Martha Fuerst. SERVICES 11:30 A.M. THURSDAY AT THE DAVIDSON/HERMELIN CHAPEL AT CLOVER HILL PARK CEMETERY. ARRANGEMENTS BY THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020. www.irakaufman.com
KERNS STANLEY MAX Age 92, February 18, 2013, of Westland (formerly of Garden City). Beloved husband of Betty. Loving father of Glenn and Gary (Pam). Dear grandfather of Justin and Jennifer. Uncle of Tom (Diane) Weir, Richard (Judy) Weir, and Beth Ann (Larry) Dolan. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 1 p.m. (gathering starting at 10 a.m.) at the R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Home, 31551 Ford Road, Garden City. Family suggests donations to Seasons Hospice. Please sign the on-line guestbook at www.rggrharris.com.
KOPITZ EVE Beloved wife of the late Ben Kopitz. Dear mother of Mark and Gilda Kopitz and Paula and Tom Szkotnicki and the late Martin Kopitz and the late Judith Goodgall. Adoring mother-in-law of Trudy Kopitz, Barbara Kopitz and Alan Goodgall. Devoted aunt of Ilene Weiss. Also survived by 20 loving grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. SERVICES FRIDAY, 1:00PM AT THE DORFMAN CHAPEL, FARMINGTON HILLS (248) 406-6000. INTERMENT AT BETH TEFILO EMANUEL CEMETERY or visit www.thedorfmanchapel.com
MACIONSKI EMIL, February 20, 2013, Age 91. Beloved husband of the late Frances, and the late Jane. Dear father of John (Francine), James, Laura Dawson (Walter) and the late Jeff. Cherished grandfather of John (Stacy), Ekatherinie, Kristina, James, Kristan Lafon (Kirk), David Dawson (Megan) and Greg Dawson. Great-grandfather of John, Noah and Jack. Family will receive friends Sunday 2-8 p.m. at A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Rd. (between Maple and Big Beaver) with Scripture Service at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass Monday 10:30 a.m. at Guardian Angels Catholic Church, 581 E. 14 Mile Rd., Clawson. Visitation at church begins Monday at 10 a.m. Memorial tributes to American Cancer Society. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
MANN OLIVE ELIZABETH February 20, 2013, Age 87. Beloved wife of the late Archie. Loving mother of Gordon (Sheila) and Alan. Also survived by four grandchildren. Memorial Service Friday 8 p.m. from the chapel of the L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, 24600 Ford Road (West of Lilley). Family will receive visitors for a memorial visitation at 7:30 p.m. Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at griffinfuneralhome.com.
MANNINO VINCENT age 95 of Wyandotte, February 19, 2013. Beloved husband of Catherine. Dearest father of Nina (Pat) McMahon and Frank (Doreen), Tony(Theresa) and Vito (Debra) Mannino. Loving grandpa of Victoria Ruel and Frank Jr., Sarah and Kyle Mannino. Great-grandpa of Devynn and Elijah. Vincent was the last survivor of a family of four children. Visitation Friday 2-9 p.m., Rosary 6 p.m. at R.J. Nixon Funeral Home 2544 Biddle Wyandotte, MI 48192, 734-284-1600. Funeral Mass Saturday, 10:30 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Parish 135 Superior, Wyandotte. In state 10:00 a.m. Burial of Urn at Our Lady of Hope Cemetery, Brownstown. www.nixonfuneralhome.com
McCLELLAN MARY (BROWN) Age 90 of Cadiz, Kentucky formerly of Brooklyn, Michigan passed away February 9, 2013. Mary wed Vincent J. McClellan on June 19, 1948 in Detroit. Visitation Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Shrine in Brooklyn, MI. Interment St. Joseph Shrine Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to WWII Honor Flight, Inc. of Springfield, OH or the Penrickton School for the Blind of Taylor, MI. Please sign Mary's guestbook at www.borekjennings.com or leave a message of comfort for her family by calling 877-231-7900.
METZER DOROTHY Age 91. February 18, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Alton 'Al'. Loving mother of Sandra (John) Thurston and Bonnie (Michael) Cullity. Dear grandmother of Kimberly, Hilary, and Michelle (Bryan). Great-grandmother of Briana, Alexa, Will, Madison, Baylee, Isaiah, Noah and Sydney. Visitation Thursday 2-8 p.m. Funeral service Friday 11:30 a.m. at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 N. Inkster, Garden City (between Ford Road and Cherry Hill). www.Santeiufuneralhome.com
MONITZ SHELLY MARIE Age 51, February 19, 2013. Beloved daughter of Rose and the late John. Dear sister of Karen, John (Jennifer), Proud aunt of Jessica, Nicholas and Michael. Visitation at the O'Brien/Sullivan Funeral Home 41555 Grand River, Novi 248-348-1800 Friday 2-9pm Scripture Service Friday at 7pm. In state at Holy Family Church, 24505 Meadowbrook Road Novi Saturday 10:30am until the funeral liturgy at 11:00am. Entombment Our Lady of Hope Cemetery. Donations in Shelly's honor may be made to Karmanos Cancer Institute. On line sympathy message at www.obriensullivanfuneralhome.com
MOSS HAROLD JOSEPH February 17, 2013. Beloved husband of Elaine J. Dearest father of Peggy Bradley, Rita Ann Ellis, Cynthia Diane Clack, Barbara Jenkins, Maria Hysong, J.T. Moss, November Moss, and Harold Moss Jr.; stepfather to Shawn (Jackie) Bakewell, Scott (Lisa) Bakewell, and Tracy (Mark) Range-Iwaniec. Loving grandfather to Aaron Iwaniec, Zachary Bakewell, Jacob Iwaniec, Christopher Bakewell, Benjamin Bakewell, and Brody Bakewell. Private memorial planned for a future date. Arrangements entrusted to the Schrader-Howell Funeral Home, Plymouth. Share memories www.schrader-howell.com
MUSCATELL MARY BETH (NEE WEINAND) Age 88 of Beverly Hills. Beloved wife of Carmen A. Loving mother of Joseph and John Muscatell. She will be missed by her grandchildren, Annie, Jeremy, Katie and Isaac Muscatell. She was born in Audrain County, Missouri, on November 26, 1924 and is survived by her sister Joan and brother Carl, Jr. She grew up on the family farm before working for General Motors, in the personnel department. She also spent many years as a homemaker and mother to her two sons. She spent her free time gardening, as well as collecting and restoring antiques. Memorial Tuesday 10:30 a.m. at St. Regis Catholic Church, 3691 E. Lincoln Drive in Bloomfield Hills. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Purple Heart Foundation.
NANJO ROY MAMORU 94 OCALA died Sunday, February 17, 2013. Born in California, he moved to Ocala FL with his wife Aiko from Detroit in 1987. Survivors include his son, Roy E. Nanjo, Philadelphia; and sister Nobi Cater, Dunedin. Services will be held at 10.30 a.m. on Tuesday February 26 at Hiers-Baxley TimberRidge.
NANTAIS MARY LOU September 6, 1947 - February 18, 2013. Beloved daughter of the late Louis and Mary E. (nee Pantaleo) Nantais. Dearest mother of Mary. Grandma of Krystal, Joseph and Cole. Dear sister of the late Jerome (Dorothy Fountain) Nantais, Lou Nantais (Joan Ketchum) and Thomas (Lori Kempf) Nantais. Dear aunt of Ruth Nantais, Alaina (Christopher) Sutton, Seanna (Colin) Macdonald and TJ Nantais. Great-aunt of Allyson, Addison, Chandon, Cole and Lexi. Service Saturday, February 23rd, 11:30 a.m. at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 44633 Utica Road, Utica. Lucheon following at Nicks 22nd Street Steakhouse, 48900 VanDyke, Shelby Township.
NANTAU MABEL H. age 88 of Livonia, February 20, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Stewart. Loving mother of Jeanine (Keith) Cleland, Karen (Roy) Meadows and Jackie (Joe) Beitz. Dear grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of eight. Sister of Lucille (Bill) Manning. Visitation Friday 3-8 p.m. at Vermeulen Funeral Home, 46401 W. Ann Arbor Rd., (btwn Sheldon and Beck) Plymouth. In state Saturday 10 a.m. until the 10:30 a.m. Funeral Service at St. John Episcopal Church, 574 S. Sheldon Rd., Plymouth. Interment Glen Eden Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Toys for Tots, Gift Processing Administrator, 18251 Quantico Gateway Drive, Triangle, VA 22172. To share a memory, please visit vermeulenfuneralhome.com
NEMON SARAH Beloved wife for 68 years of John Nemon. Cherished mother of Ruth (James) Grey, Dr. Barry (Barbara Stark-Nemon) Nemon, Dr. Howard (Pamela) Nemon and Marsha Nemon. Loving grandmother of Rachel (Dr. Jason) Ellis, Emily (Jordan) Berman, Adam Nemon, Eric (Christine) Nemon, Nathan Nemon, Justin Nemon, Alicia Nemon and the late Jeffrey Grey. Proud great grandmother of Shira, Ari and Noam Ellis, Jonah, Livie and Daisy Berman and Connor Nemon. Also survived by many loving family members and friends. SERVICES 1 PM THURSDAY AFTERNOON AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020. INTERMENT AT HEBREW MEMORIAL PARK. www.irakaufman.com.