ANUSAVAGE LEO RAYMOND February 26, 2013, age 85. Beloved husband of the late Dorothy and Eileen. Dear father of Sandra Wilson, the late Robert and Michaelene (William) Wagner. Loving grandfather of Stacie (Scott), Kelly (Will), Cori, the late John, Julie (Aaron), Jennifer (Richard) and Kathryn. Great-grandfather of Dillon, Ashley, Zackery, McKenzie and Christian. Also survived by sisters Louise (Michael) Chulik and Dorothy. Resting Thursday 5-9 p.m. at the L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, 42600 Ford Rd. (W. of Lilley Rd.) and Friday 5-9 p.m. Rosary Friday at 7 p.m. Funeral Saturday at 9 a.m. Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at griffinfuneralhome.com .
ARENS JUTA, February 22, 2013. Wife of the late Ilo. Dear mother of Liina. Best friend of Henno Sork. A Celebration of Life Service will be held Thursday 2 p.m. at Chapel of Flowers, White Chapel Cemetery, 621 W. Long Lake Rd., Troy. Memorial tributes to Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church, Michigan Congregation, c/o Loit Maripuu, 3215 Rumsey Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48105 or Michigan Humane Society. A.J. Desmond & Sons, 248-362-2500. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
ASIN ELMER "AL" Beloved husband of Marilyn Asin. Dear father of Barry (Amy) Asin, Susan (Bruce) Hessenthaler and Debra (Craig) Fahle. Loving grandfather of Sam and Julia Asin, Alex Fahle. Also survived by many other loving family members and friends. SERVICES THURSDAY, 1:00PM AT THE DORFMAN CHAPEL, FARMINGTON HILLS (248) 406-6000. INTERMENT TO FOLLOW AT TEMPLE ISRAEL GARDENS OF BETH EL CEMETERY or visit www.thedorfmanchapel.com
CHARBONEAU DARREN passed into eternal life after battling Hodkins Disease for four years on February 24, 2013 at the age of 53. A resident of Weatherford, Texas. Loving father of Alyssa and Amy. Loving husband to Heather. Beloved son to the late Clarence and Helen. Survived by sisters Shelia and Renee (Cloutier), brother Dennis. Also survived by close friends in Texas Joanie and Wes. He will be greatly missed.
CURRIER PATRICK Age 81, passed away February 23, 2013. He was born on March 17, 1931, in Detroit, son of the late Frank and Agnes Currier. He was a proud Army veteran serving in the Korean War. Patrick was an admired and respected resident of the South Lyon area and was loved by all who knew him. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Patrick is survived by his children: Colleen Middleton, Michael Currier, Erin Currier, Cheryl (Scott) Melville, Frankie (David) Groce and Bridget Eversole. He is also survived by 16 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, his sister Marion Wheeler and many nieces, nephews and loving friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Catherine in 2005, his son Patrick in 2007 and one brother and two sisters. Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 28 from 3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. with Rosary at 7:00 p.m. at PHILLIPS FUNERAL HOME, 122 W. Lake St., South Lyon. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, March 1, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 830 S. Lafayette, South Lyon. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. Online guestbook at www.phillipsfuneral.com
DUEWEKE ROBERT F. SR. Age 80, a 50 year resident of the Shelby Township area, passed away Feb. 24, 2013 at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital. Beloved husband of Beverly. Dear father of Diane Bladecki, Karen (Steve) Dueweke-Weeden and Robert F. Dueweke, Jr. Loving grandfather of Amanda, Heidi, Stacy, Tyler, Jacquelyn and Dalton. Friends may call at Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 8459 Hall Road (three blocks east of Van Dyke), Utica, on Thursday from 1:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Funeral Mass Friday at St. Kieran Catholic Church, 53600 Mound Road, Shelby Township, where he will lie in state from 10:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. time of Mass. Please share a memory at www.sullivanfuneraldirectors.com
ELLISON MELVIN CLETUS Age 69, of St. Clair Shores, Michigan passed February 22, 2013. Beloved husband of Anita Ellison (nee Thomas). Cherished father of Brian (Karen), Eric (Christie), Steve (Diane). Loving grandfather of Trevor, Eric William, Sean Patrick, Ryan Michael, and Kayla. Dear brother of Glen (Rebecca). Memorial Service February 28, 2013 10:30 a.m. Bethel Lutheran Church 26400 Little Mack, St Clair Shores, MI.
FERRO ROSEMARY (NEE TOCCO) Age 79, February 25, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Peter. Dear sister of Anne Falzone. Predeceased by her brothers; Sam, Paul, Jerome, William and Vincent and her sisters; Dorothy, Grace, Eleanor and Josephine. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Visitation Thursday 3-9pm with a 7pm Rosary at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Pkwy. (16 Mile). In state Friday 10:00a.m. at St. Ronald Catholic Church, 17701 Fifteen Mile until 10:30a.m. Mass. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guestbook" at WujekCalcaterra.com.
FLOROS GRIGORIOS, age 66 of Ferndale. Beloved husband of Dimitra. Dear father of Fotios G. Floros and Bob (Lisa) Floros. Brother of Dimitra Grigoriou, Gerasimos, Spyridon and Nicholas. Grandfather of Sofia. Visitation Wednesday 2-9 p.m. at Wessels & Wilk Funeral Home, 23690 Woodward. In state Thursday 9:30 a.m. until the time of his Funeral 10 a.m. at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 760 W. Wattles, Troy. Burial White Chapel Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the family.
FORD RUTH I. Aged 94, February 25, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Theodore T. Ford (May 25, 2006). Dearest mother of Madge (Randy) Ford-Zielke. Loving grandmother of Jeffrey M. and Stacy L. Armbruster. Survived by a host of nieces and nephews. Ruth was a life time member of the O.E.S. Kindness Chapter #523. Funeral Service Saturday, March 2, 9:30 a.m. at the Fisher Funeral Home, 24501 Five Mile (between Beech Daly and Telegraph), Redford Township. (313) 535-3030. Visit Friday 3 p.m. - 9 p.m. with ritual service under the auspices of Kindness Chapter #523 at 7 p.m. Interment at Parkview Memorial Cemetery, Livonia.
FRUSCIANO CARMELINA MARIE (NEE ALEARDI) Died February 24, 2013, age 89. Beloved wife of the late Dominick. Loving mother of Virginia (Gerald) Kozlowski, Mamie (Richard) Little, Richard (Deborah), Lynn (Ed) Lawrey and Ray (Ann Marie). Also survived by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Family will receive visitors on Tuesday from 4:00-8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 1:00-8:00 p.m. prayers 7:00 p.m. at the Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 13650 East Fifteen Mile Road, Sterling Heights. Funeral Thursday 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Share a Memory at www.bcfh.com
GUALDONI THOMAS A. Age 73 of Auburn Hills. February 24, 2013. Beloved husband of Valentina. Loving father of Noelle (Brian) Gyomory, Christian (Corey), and Brendan (Brooke) Gualdoni. Proud grandpa of Claire, Mark, Frances, and Esther. Brother of Therese Szatkowski and the late James Gualdoni. Brother-in-law of Virgilene Gualdoni, and family. Funeral Mass Thursday, February 28, 2013, 10 a.m. with a 9:30 a.m. in state at St. Andrew Catholic Church, 1400 Inglewood, Rochester. The family will receive friends Wednesday 2-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary at the Modetz Funeral Home, 100 E. Silverbell Road, Orion. Entombment Guardian Angel Cemetery, Oakland Township. Suggested memorials to the church for masses. Online guestbook www.modetzfuneralhomes.com.
HAMILTON MURRIEL MOSELEY born October 17, 1936 in Decatur, Alabama, died Sunday, February 24, 2013. Murriel was preceded in death by her parents, Willis and Corrine Moseley of Decatur, AL. Murriel was a graduate of Decatur Negro High School and attended Alabama A & M University. She worked many years with the State of Michigan. After retiring from the State of Michigan, Murriel returned to Decatur, AL where she was a devout, loyal member of King's Memorial United Methodist Church. Murriel is survived by her five children: Derrick, Gary and Todd Hamilton of Decatur, AL; Mark Hamilton of Southfield, MI; and Cecelia Hamilton of Chicago, IL; grandson, Marcus Hamilton of Southfield, MI; brother, Robert Moseley of Decatur, AL, sisters, Jane Moseley Nocho of Las Vegas, NV and Lucinda Moseley Russell of Atlanta, GA; cousins, nieces, nephews and a host of friends. Another grandson, Mario Hamilton of Atlanta, GA, preceded her death. Murriel was admired and loved by many and will be missed. A memorial service will be held later this week for immediate family, at Murriel's request. The family will host an open house from 2 - 6 pm on Friday, March 1, at Murriel's home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the American Heart or American Diabetes Association in memory of Murriel.
HOMEIER GEORGE A. CUSTER February 24, 2013. Age 70. Loving father of David Homeier. Dear brother of Virginia Anderson, Edward Homeier, and Linda (Lawrence) Cotter. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Visitation 5-8 p.m. Thursday, February 28, 2013, and Funeral 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 1, 2013 at Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home, Inc., 16300 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe Park. Donations may be made to The American Diabetes Association. Light a candle and share a memory at www.verheyden.org .
KALIS ROSE ANN February 25, 2013. Age 86 of Dearborn. Beloved wife of the late Leo. Loving mother of Michael (Christine) Kalis, Ronald (Barbara) Kalis, Thomas (Linda) Kalis, Mary Ann (Jim) Jordan, Richard (Teri) Kalis and Robert (Amy) Kalis. Also survived by fourteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Rose Ann will be deeply missed by family and friends. Visitation Thursday, February 28, 2013 from 2-9 p.m with a Rosary 7:00 p.m. at the Dearborn Chapel of Voran Funeral Home, 23701 Ford Road, (313) 278-5100. In state Friday 10:30 a.m. with a 11:00 a.m. Mass of the Resurrection to follow at Church of the Divine Child, 1055 N. Silvery Ln., Dearborn. Interment St. Hedwig Cemetery. Visit our online guestbook and share memories at www.voranfuneralhome.com
KOENIG CONSTANCE C. February 22, 2013. Age 89. Beloved wife of the late Harold. Dear mother of Nancy Boler (Bill), Patricia Koenig-Gibson (Ben), Lauren Warren (Dave), Charles (Kelly), Kenneth (Nancy) and John. Loving grandmother of five and great-grandmother of one. Sister-in-law of Rita Chistenson. Family and friends will gather Friday 1:00 p.m. until time of memorial service 2:00 p.m. at the A. H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Avenue at Vernier Road, Grosse Pointe Woods. ahpeters.com
KOTHS VALERIE KAY of Taylor, February 23, 2013. Dear daughter of Donald (deceased) and Judy Koths. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life to be held at a later date.
McINTYRE JAMES S., age 89 of Redford, Michigan. Beloved husband of Emily (Katy) for 63 years. Loving father of Bill (Maureen) McIntyre, Jeanne (Tom) Shortal, Jim (Rhonda Kotzen) McIntyre, John McIntyre, and Dave (Jill) McIntyre. Dear grandfather of Bill Jr., Beth, Larry, Valerie, Vicki, Avery, Elaine, Frannie, Kate, and Mary. Great-grandfather of 11. Brother of William (Donna) and Donald (Alison) McIntyre. James served in the U.S. Army Air Corp as a young man and then went to work at Detroit Edison. He retired after 33 years. Visitation Thursday 3-8 p.m. with service 11:00 a.m. Friday at Charles R. Step Funeral Home, 18425 Beech Daly (btwn. 6 & 7 Mile). Interment Oakland Hills Cemetery. Contributions to Children's Hospital in Detroit appreciated. Condolences to www.charlesstepfuneralhome.com
McPARLANE PATRICK February 25, 2013. Beloved husband of the late Patricia (nee Donovan). Loving father of Margaret (Mark) Koehn, Kathleen (Jim) Ryan and Patrick (Melissa). Grandfather of Danny and Shannon Ryan, Michael Koehn, Brendan and Caroline McParlane. Brother of Michael (the late Joán), Mae (the late John) Galbraith, Tessie (John) McMahon, and the late Bernard (Eugenia), and John (Jane). Visitation will be held at Fred Wood Funeral Home Rice Chapel, 36100 Five Mile Road (E. of Levan), Livonia Thursday 1-9 p.m., Rosary 7 p.m. Funeral Friday at St. Valentine Catholic Church, 14841 Beech Daly, Redford In state 11:30 a.m., Mass 12:00 Noon. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Leo's Soup Kitchen. Please share memories at Fredwoodfuneralhome.com
O'CONNOR CYNTHIA Age 58, died February 24, 2013. Beloved wife of Sean. Loving mother of Alex (Rhiannon) Stanuch, Briana (Ian Lokey) O'Connor, and Casey (Brian Blottie) O'Connor. Dear sister of Douglas Poplawski. Also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, and cousins in the Reece and Poplawski families. She was predeceased by her parents Walter Poplawski and Bonnie Reece. Cindy was a retired benefits representative for UAW Local 889. Visitation Wednesday 2-9 p.m. at Kaul Funeral Home, 28433 Jefferson, St. Clair Shores. In state Thursday 10 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 15020 Hampton, Grosse Pointe Park. Please share a memory of Cindy at www.kaulfuneralhome.com.
O'CONNOR ELEANORE M. Age 85, of Farmington Hills, February 25, 2013. Beloved wife of the late William (d. 2008). Devoted mother of John and Maureen. Loving sister of Florence Kolakowski. Cherished grandmother of Danielle and James. Visitation Thursday 5-9 p.m., Friday 2-9 p.m. at the Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, 23720 Farmington Road, (between 9 and 10 Mile Roads, just north of Grand River), downtown Farmington, (248-474-5200). Prayers and Remembering Friday 7 p.m. Funeral Mass Saturday, March 2, 10 a.m. (in state 9:30 a.m.) at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, 23615 Power Road, Farmington. Interment Holy Sepulchre, Southfield. Memorial gifts suggested to the St. Vincent DePaul Society at Our Lady of Sorrows Church. heeney-sundquist.com
OLSEN MURIEL E. February 21, 2013, Age 87. Preceded in death by her husband Frank. Dear mother of Cathy (Mike) Hapanowicz and Allan Olsen. Loving grandmother of Nicole (Andrew) Fletcher, Dana Hapanowicz. Sister of the late Murray (Nancy) and the late Allan (Carol) Binkley. Also survived by nieces, nephews, care givers, Judy, Robin, Roz, and Jackie, many friends and her precious cat, Abby. Memorial service Thursday 11 a.m. at Henry Ford Village Chapel, 15101 Ford Rd., Dearborn. Gathering at the chapel from 10 a.m. until time of service. Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave. 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001 or to the Benevolent Fund at Henry Ford Village, 15101 Ford Rd., Dearborn, MI 48126. Arrangements by the Dearborn Chapel of Howe-Peterson Funeral Home (313) 561-1500. www.howepeterson.com
PORTER BERNICE (NEE PRZYBLO) of Hamburg, Michigan. Age 89, passed away on February 24, 2013. Bernice was born on November 12, 1923 to Louis and Edna Kleinhans in Detroit, Michigan. Surviving Bernice are her children, Theresa Craprotta of St. Clair Shores, Edward (Bonnie) Przybylo of Cookeville, Tennessee, Aldoph "Al" (Judy) Przybylo of Howell, Debbie (Brian) Hanchett of Brighton, also 13 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Bernice was preceded in death by her husband Edward Przybylo and her second husband Floyd Porter and her daughter Edna Miller. The family will gather on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 from 2 p.m - 8 p.m. with a Rosary 7:30 p.m. at Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Hamburg Chapel. Healing Farewell will be held Thursday 10:30 a.m in state 11:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Patrick Catholic Church of Brighton. Please leave a message of comfort to Bernice's family by calling 877-231-7900 or sign her guestbook at www.borekjennings.com
REMPINSKI ADELINE Age 91, passed away February 24, 2013. Survived by her children, Marilyn (Abe) Harb, Ronald (Deborah) and Daniel; her brothers, Frank (Dorothy) and John (Evelyn); her sister, Carol Gardiner; and seven grandchildren. Predeceased by her husband, Chester. Visitation is Thursday, February 28, from 5 - 9 p.m. Rosary 7 p.m. at the Lee-Ellena Funeral Home, 46530 Romeo Plank, Macomb. Funeral mass is Friday, March 1, at 9:30 a.m. (9:00 a.m. in state) at St. Peter Catholic Church, 100 New Street, Mt. Clemens. Burial following at Resurrection Cemetery. Please leave a memory at lee-ellenafuneralhome.com.
STEFANO ERMA, age 101, of Madison Heights, Michigan, passed away February 25, 2013. She was born in Pennsylvania. Beloved wife of the late John. Dear mother of Lorraine Stefano and Carrol (Paul) Frischkorn. Loving grand-mother of Jonathon Gold. Sister of Rosina Rizzotto, Jemma Jachino, Ida Grossi and Clara Nardei. Visitation will be held Friday, March 1, 2013 from 3-9 p.m. Services will be held Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Hopcroft Funeral Home, 31145 John R, Madison Heights, MI 48071. Online condolences at www.hopcroftfuneraldirectors.com
STEINMAN ALVIN Beloved husband of 64 years to the late Adeline Steinman. Cherished father of Sherry (Abe) Singer, Dr. Russell (Anne) Steinman and Sally (Bill) Serwer. Loving grandfather of Nicole Faith (Jacob) Drouillard, William Irving Singer, Daniel M. Steinman, David M. Steinman, Michael Ryan Serwer and Jacob I. Serwer. Proud great-grandfather of Sophie and Henry Drouillard. Dear brother of Beverly (Marvin) Talan. Brother-in-law of the late Dorothy (William) Shapiro, the late Buddy and the late Elaine Fishler. SERVICES 1:00 P.M. THURSDAY AFTERNOON AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020. INTERMENT AT CLOVER HILL PARK CEMETERY. www.irakaufman.com
VENABLE ABRAHAM S., 82, passed away on Thursday, February 21, 2013 in St. Paul, Minnesota. He was called by many "one of the pioneers of corporate America and General Motors' minority business program". He retired from GM in 1990 as Executive Director of Urban Affairs, a position he had held since it was formed in 1971. Mr. Venable is survived by his wife of 60 years, Dr. Anna G. Venable; his three children, Karen, Douglas and Stephen; one grandson Ryan and numerous other relatives. Friends may visit with the family from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at 11:00 a.m. at the Howard University Chapel on Monday, March 4, 2013. Burial Rock Creek Cemetery. Services entrusted to Marshall-March Funeral Home.
WIGGINS BETH ROSE, Unexpectedly and peacefully at home, February 25, 2013, Age 73. Dear sweet mother of David Benz (Joyce) and Jenifer Goehmann (Daniel). Proud grandmother of Jessica, Robert, Brittany and Drew. Dear sister of Leon, Carl and Marshall Rose, and the late Gloria Church and Larry Rose. Former spouse of Richard Wiggins. Memorial Service Friday 1:30 p.m. at A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Rd. (between Maple and Big Beaver), 248-362-2500. Family will receive friends Thursday 5-8 p.m. Memorials to Grace Centers of Hope or American Stroke Association. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
ZOLTOWSKI VIRGINIA Age 83. Wife of the late Aloysius. Beloved mother of David (Terry), John (the late Starr), Karen Monge, Paul, Diane (Matthew) Miley, Jim (Lisa), and Mary (Keith) Bourdage. Grandmother of Jennifer, Elizabeth, Max, Alison, Rae, Amanda, Kelly, Erin, Brad, Shelby and Logan. Great grandmother of Nora, Tommy, and Audrey-Megan. Sister of Wanda Danilowicz, and the late Jean Matica and Joseph Kretunski. Visitation Thursday 3-8 pm with 7 pm Rosary at Charles R. Step Funeral Home, 18425 Beech Daly Rd. (Between 6 and 7 Mile). In state Friday 9:30 am until 10:00 am Mass at Our Lady of Loretto Church, 25700 6 Mile (corner of 6 Mile and Beech Daly Rd.). Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Condolences to www.charlesstepfuneralhome.com.