COOPER MARILYN L. (KREKORIAN) Age 76, February 17, 2013. Beloved wife of Russell and the late Hal Krekorian. Loving mother of Donald (Cindy Torres) Krekorian. Visitation at the A. H. Peters Funeral Home, 32000 Schoenherr at Masonic (13 ½ Mile Rd.), Warren Sunday 4pm until 8pm and Monday 3pm until 9pm. Funeral Service Tuesday 10am. ahpeters.com
EDO ALBERT E. 66, February 21, 2013. Mr. Edo retired from the Detroit News paper. He proudly served In the U.S. Air Force during the Viet Nam war. Beloved husband of the late Judith. Loving father of Kimberly (Michael) McLeod, Lisa (Darrell) Robinson, Jeffrey and William Fisher and the late Albert Jr. Dear grandfather of 11. Cherished son of Rachel and the late Emil. Dear brother of Rose Huey, Patsy Prajzner, Carol Ann Blue, Patricia Kirscih, Sharon Ketterer and the late William Dalrymple. Funeral service 10 a.m. today, Saturday, at Gendenalik Funeral Home, 35259 23 Mile Road, New Baltimore. Memorials may be made to Henry Ford Hospice.
GIRARD DOROTHY H. Age 86, passed away January 13, 2013 in Florida. Loving mother of Jacquelyn. Memorial contributions may be made to the Michigan Humane Society or Capuchin Soup Kitchen.
KARDATZKE RICHARD R. 81, of Royal Oak, MI and formerly Oak Harbor, Ohio, died December 17, 2012 at his residence. He was born on August 24, 1931 in Oak Harbor, OH to Frank and Grace (Schiller) Kardatzke. Richard graduated from Oak Harbor High School in 1950. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. Richard was a florist who owned and operated two Flower Gallery floral shops in the Detroit, MI area. He was a big supporter of disabled veterans groups and various other charities, and a member of the Ottawa County 4-H Club. Richard enjoyed traveling and wintering in Florida. He was a very creative person who enjoyed art and the finer things in life, and loved to entertain. Richard is survived by his brother, Harold (Mabel) Kardatzke of Oak Harbor, OH and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Gaylord Kardatzke; and sister, Faye Phelan. Memorial services for Richard will be conducted 11 a.m., Saturday, March 2, 2013 at the Robinson-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, 165 E. Water St., Oak Harbor with visitation one hour prior to the services from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Limestone Cemetery, Limestone, OH. Memorial contributions in memory of Richard may be given to the Oakland Distribution Center, P.O. Box 1380, Troy, MI 48099 or the Ottawa County 4-H Endowment Fund, 240 W. Lake St., Oak Harbor, OH 43449 . Online condolences for may be shared with the family at www.walkerfuneralhomes.com.
KERNS BETTY JANE Age 91, February 21, 2013, of Westland (formerly of Garden City). Beloved wife of the late Stanley Max. Loving mother of Glenn and Gary (Pam). Dear grandmother of Justin and Jennifer. Sister of William (Fran) Wassell. Aunt of Barbara (Larry) Karvonen and Patricia (Frank) Kimberlin. A Funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 1pm with visitation starting at 10am at the R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Home, 31551 Ford Road, Garden City. The family suggests donations to Seasons Hospice. Please share memories at www.rggrharris.com
OBRON SHIRLEY Beloved wife of the late Henry Obron; Cherished mother of Dr. Jeffrey (Lynne) Obron and Cindy (Dr. Marc) Kahn; Loving grandmother of Elyse Obron, Jacob Obron, Jennifer Kahn and Emily Kahn. SERVICES 1 PM SUNDAY AFTERNOON AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020. INTERMENT ADAT SHALOM MEMORIAL PARK. www.irakaufman.com.
SOCIA MARY THERESA "TERRY" Age 86. February 22, 2013. Wife of the late Al Dirnberger and the late Richard Socia. Loving mother of Diane (Lee) McCorkle, Dawn Jackson, and David (Lynn), Dirnberger. Dearest grandmother of Benjamin (Jennifer) Korman, Nicole (Darren) Marshall, Chrystal Liebold, Candace Liebold, Heidi (Mike) Piccirillo, and Anton Dirnberger, and great- grandmother of Amelia Marshall. Dear sister of Clayton (Terry) Jackson, Mary Ellen (Peter) Maniaci, Angela (Joe) Weaver, the late Colleen (Patrick) Giffer, the late Virginia Jackson, and the late John Jackson. Also survived by her loving companion Frank Schuch and her many loving nieces and nephews. She will be remembered as someone who was a good friend to many people and honored those numerous friendships until the very end. Visitation Sunday 2-8 p.m. with prayers 7 p.m. at Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home, Inc., 16300 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe Park. Funeral Monday, in state 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass 10 a.m. at the St. Bonaventure Monastery, 1740 Mt. Elliott, Detroit. Memorial contributions to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen would be appreciated. Light a candle and share a memory at www.verheyden.org.
STERLING JOHN E. age 88 of Livonia. Beloved husband of Marvel for 68 years. Loving father of Linda Degnan-Solomons, Janet (Rich) Gillette, and Laurie (Herb) Schroeder. Dear grandfather of Brian and Tim Degnan, Brad Schroeder and Amy Michalek. Great-grandfather of seven. Loving uncle of two nieces. A memorial service will take place Tuesday, February 26th 10:30am at the Lutheran Home of Michigan, 28910 Plymouth Rd., Livonia, MI 48150. Memorial donations may be made to the Lutheran Homes of Michigan, P.O. Box 329 Frankenmuth, MI 48734-0329. Please share memories at Fredwoodfuneralhome.com
ZAHNER TAMERA T. "TAM" of Clarkston; February 21, 2013, age 50. Loving wife of Larry Zahner Jr., Beloved mother of Lawrence III; daughter of Donald (the late Jane) Tibbits; Sister of Tim (Shelley) Tibbits and Terri (Maria) Tibbits; daughter-in-law of Dolly (the late Lawrence) Zahner; sister-in-law of Darlene Schalk, Keith (Donna) Zahner, Glenn (Kasey) Zahner, Jeff (Tammy) Zahner, Michelle Franklin and Wayne (Roman) Zahner; aunt of Lauren, Franklin, Brandy, Lauren, Jillian, Jenna, Jonathan, Sophia, Garrett, Ashlea, Jeffrey, David, Caitlyn, Nicole, and Danielle. Tam, a graduate of GMI and Michigan State University worked her entire career for General Motors. Tam loved the lake, boating and giving of herself to her family, as a devoted mother and wife. Tam surrounded herself with people, friends all, helping where she could and always organizing the crowd to keep people together. Her home had a revolving door. Tam was loved by all and will be missed by everyone. Friends may visit at the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston Sunday 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Memorial Mass Monday, February 25 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Daniel Catholic Church, Clarkston. Memorials may be made in lieu of flowers, to the Pentwater Artisan Center, 780 East Park Street, Pentwater, Michigan 49449 or to the charity of your choice. Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com