ADAMS FLORENCE HINKS (MOSSNER) 93, died peacefully at home in Grosse Pointe on March 9, 2011. She is survived by her daughter Susan Hinks (Jonathan E.) Colby, sons: Peter P. Hinks and David C. Hinks, 5 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She is predeceased by her husband Richard E. Hinks and son Richard E. Hinks Jr. She is also the widow of Dr. Charles A. Adams. Visitation will be held on Friday March 11, 2011 from 4:30 7:30 p.m., with services Saturday March 12, at 2:30 p.m. both at Christ Church Grosse Pointe. Arrangements made by the Wm. R. Hamilton Co. Mt. Clemens.
ALLEN JOHN E. passed away March 4, 2011 in Shelby Twp. He was the dear son of the late Gerald and the late Minnie Allen. Loving brother of the late Eileen Cawley. Proud uncle of Cheryl Cawley, Patricia Langlois and Christine Calabrese. John was also survived by many great nieces and nephews, as well as his cat and loyal companion, Tiger. Mr. Allen taught piano in the Grosse Pointe Communities for over 50 years. A Memorial Service will be held 11 am Saturday at St. Mark Lutheran Church, Roseville. Share a memory with the family at www.kaulfuneralhome.com.
ANTONELLI MARTIN JOSEPH Loving husband, father, brother and grandfather passed in his home surrounded by family and friends on Sunday, March 6, 2011 at the age of 78. He was the son of the late Maria and Joseph Antonelli. Martin is survived by his loving wife Dawn; children Deborah Richardson, Anthony and Martin Antonelli; loving sisters Geri and Josephine; brother Richard; mother-in-law Shirley Megrian and father-in-law Ken Measel. Martin was preceded in death by sons Gary and Joseph Antonelli and sister Donna Bell. He is also survived by many loving grandchildren, great-grandchildren and extended family and friends who will dearly miss him. A private family memorial service will be held. Donations to Hospice of Michigan or National Kidney Foundation of Michigan.
APPLIN HELEN E. Beloved wife of 57 years to the late Jack W. Applin. Dear mother of Diane (Daris) Silcox, Dorothy (Monroe) Glass, and Jack (Debra) Applin. Loving grandfather of Dale (Alisyn Barnes) Brys and M.L. Glass. Great-grandfather of Kylee and Madeline. Visitation Friday 3-9 p.m. Funeral Saturday 2 p.m. at Kaul Funeral Home, 28433 Jefferson, St. Clair Shores.
BARANN EDWARD S. March 5, 2011, age 85. Cherished husband of Leona "Lee" for 56 years. Father of Carole and Edward J. (Kris). Grandfather of Elizabeth, Becky, Alex and Jacob. Edward was a past Navigator of Msgr. Schulte K of C #0492 and a member of P.L.A.V. Post #16. Visitation Thursday 4 p.m.-9 p.m. and Friday 1 p.m.-9 p.m. at the Neely-Turowski Funeral Home, 30200 Five Mile Rd. (between Middlebelt and Merriman). Funeral services Saturday, in state 9:00 a.m. until time of Mass 9:30 a.m. at St. Aidan Catholic Church, 17500 Farmington. www.neely-turowski.com
BEECH FREDERICK J. Age 92 of Eastpointe, March 7, 2011. Beloved husband of Helen (nee Sendlack) Beech. Loving father of Pamela Beech, Jay and Terri (nee Coburn) Beech. Proud grandfather of Katie and Charlie Beech. Preceded in death by his brother, Thomas C. Retired wood pattern maker, Beech Pattern & Tool Co. Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, 11 a.m. St. Veronica Church, 21440 Universal Ave. (at Veronica Ave.), Eastpointe. Arrangements by Jurkiewicz & Wilk Funeral Home, Hamtramck. Memorial contributions may be made to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen, 1820 Mt. Elliott Street, Detroit, MI 48207.
BIERZYNSKI RITA March 8, 2011, Age 88. Beloved wife of the late Joseph. Dear mother of Philip (Patricia), Karen (Philip) Potulski and Raymond (Michele). Loving grandmother of Phil Jr. (Jamie), Katie (Scott), Pamela (Tim), Kerry (Todd), Michael, Peter, Irena, Joseph and Mei Xin and great grandmother of Dylan and Ethan. Dear sister of Theresa Skotzke. Visitation Thursday 1-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary at the Wasik Funeral Home, Inc. 11470 Thirteen Mile Road (west of Hoover) Warren. In state Friday 10:30 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass 11:00 a.m. at St. Blasé Catholic Church, 12151 Fifteen Mile Rd. (East of Dodge Park) Sterling Heights. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.wasikfuneralhome.com
BOWMAN JEFFREY D. Age 45 of South Lyon, passed away suddenly March 6, 2011. Beloved husband of Kristen. Amazing father of Lexi and Brooke. Loving son of the late Donald and the late Ellen Bowman. Cherished son-in-law of Kathleen Murray and William (Angela) Calder. Dearest brother of Carol (Nick) Schenavar, Donald (Linda), Marguerite "Linda", Dollie, Sheryl (Dr. Mark) Pettovello, Timothy Murphy and the late James. Also loved by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and colleagues. Visitation Friday 1-8 p.m. at Casterline Funeral Home, 59255 10 Mile Road, South Lyon. Funeral service Saturday 10:30 a.m. with visitation beginning at 9:30 a.m. at Ward Presbyterian Church, 40000 Six Mile Road, Northville. In lieu of flowers donations would be appreciated to the Jeffrey D. Bowman Memorial Fund, c/o Huntington Bank, 27250 Wixom, Novi, MI 48374.
BRADFIELD REV. THERMON Born November 24, 1940 in Vaughn, Mississippi to Thermon and Ella Mae Bradfield, the oldest of 3 children. The family relocated to Detroit in 1953 and joined Greater St. John MBC. Thermon graduated from Northwestern High School in 1960, and was a US Army Veteran. After returning home, he attended Macomb Community and William Tyndale College. In 1966 he married Gloria Jean Thomas and had two children, Gary and Ginger. The family united with Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church. He became a Police Officer with the Detroit Police Dept. in 1972 and retired after 25 years of service. In 1999 Thermon was called to the ministry and served as Senior Pastor of Martin Evans MBC until his death, March 5, 2011. He leaves to morn: his mother, two children, one grandchild, brother and sister, uncle, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation Friday 3-9 pm at Swanson; Funeral Saturday, 10:30am at Mt Zion, 3600 Van Dyke.
BURNS SANDRA C. (SOULLIERE) Age 68, March 7, 2011 Beloved mother of Dawn (Doug) Wilkins, Paula (Robert) Renke and Raymond Escott. Proud grandmother of Danielle, Kenny, Kelsey and the late "Angel" Lindsey; Allison, Austin and Audrey; Angelina and Cristofor. Dear sister of Peggy (Bill) Grant, Michael (Lynn) Soulliere, Patrick Soulliere, Pamela (Terry) Pietraga, Terry (Vince) Leone, Carol Soulliere, Roger (Pam) Soulliere and Scott (Barbara) Soulliere. You may have golfed with Sandy during her many years living in the Detroit area. She presently resided in Fairfield Glades, TN, where she could be found on the golf course with friends. Visitation Friday 3-9 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. (Shelby Twp.), 54880 VanDyke at 25 Mile Rd. Vigil Service 7:00pm. In state Saturday 11:30 a.m. at St. Lawrence Church, 44633 Utica Rd. (W. of VanDyke) until Mass, 12:00 p.m. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com