ARSLANIAN MARGARET Age 83, passed away Monday, June 11, 2012 after a courageous 3 year battle with cancer. Born June 10, 1929. Graduated from Pershing High School, Detroit, MI. Dedicated employee to Michigan Wholesalers and Aarmax Commercial Realty Group, she enjoyed and continued working through the age of 82. Margaret was an only child to the late Adolph and Berta Schweizer. Predeceased by her husband of 51 years, Anthony. She is survived by her beloved children, Larry, Mark, Caryl, Darin, and daughter-in-law Carol. Treasured grandchildren, Susan, Christine, Steven, Leah, and Autumn. Cherished great-granddaughter Lily, along with countless other friends and family whom were blessed to know her. A Memoral Luncheon will be held Saturday, July 21, 11:30 a.m. at Ike's Restaurant, 38550 Van Dyke at 17 Mile Rd., Sterling Heights.
BORDATO GENEVIEVE W. Age 93 of Grosse Pointe Woods, passed away on June 15, 2012. She was the loving wife of the late James C. Bordato. Dearest mother of James M. (Denise), Samuel E. (Kellie), and the late Laura Malinda Reed. Dear grandmother of eleven grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister Jesse Kamp. Visitation Tuesday, June 19, 2012 from 2-9 p.m. at Resurrection Funeral Home, 40800 Hayes Rd., Clinton Twp., MI 48038. Additional visitation Wednesday June 20, 2012 from 12 p.m. until the time of service at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Officiating Pastor Randy Boelter. Please send memorial contributions to Christ the King Lutheran Church, 20338 Mack Ave., MI 48236. Please visit www.resurrectionfuneralhome.com
DOMBROWSKI KATHERINE M. "KATIE" of Davisburg, passed away June 16, 2012. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 20, 2012, St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 N. Dayton St., Davison; Rev. Fr. Carl Simon celebrant. Burial will be in St. John Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be 1-8 p.m. Tuesday at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Rd., Davison. A Rosary will be prayed at 7 p.m. Tuesday. On Wednesday, there will be visitation at the church for one hour prior to the Mass. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Michigan Humane Society or Disabled Veterans. Katie was born in Detroit, MI on September 25, 1949, daughter of the late Howard and Dorothy (Graves) Arens. She retired from Chrysler after 33 years of service. Katie is survived by her husband, Paul Dombrowski; daughter, Summer Dombrowski; sisters, Peggy (Don) Soullier and Liz (Ron) Saad. Please share your thoughts with the family at www.allenfuneralhomeinc.com
DREWS THOMAS M. June 16, 2012. Age 66 of Plymouth. Beloved son of the late George and Georgia Drews. Dear brother of Gerald (Phillis), Dennis (Patricia), Steven (Carrie) Drews, and the late Gloria (Terry) Johnson. At Mr. Drew's request, cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation or services. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. To share a memory, please visit vermeulenfuneralhome.com.
FREDERICK FRANCIS "FRITZ" June 14, 2012. Beloved husband of the late Isabella. Dearest father of Jeff, Mark (Dawn) and Brian. Proud grandfather of Matthew and Lauren. Visitation Monday 4-8pm at McCabe Funeral Home, 31950 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. In State Tuesday 9:30 am until time of Mass 10 am at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, 23815 Power Rd., Farmington. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Memorial Contributions appreciated to Holy Cross Children's Service-Boysville Campus, 8744 Clinton-Macon Rd., Clinton, MI 49236. www.mccabefuneralhome.com
GREENE RALPH Age 78, of Howell and formerly of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, passed away in the care of his family June 16, 2012. Ralph was preceded in death by his infants Rhonda and Randolph. In addition to Lois his beloved wife of nearly 61 years, Ralph is survived by his children Gregory (Sharon) Greene, Diane (Robert) Tuite, Carol (John) Estes, Douglas (Michelle) Greene, Eric (Renee) Greene, David (Donna) Greene; 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; sister Betty (the late Leonard) Godin, also extended family and friends. Funeral Service from Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 404 E. Liberty St., Milford Wednesday, June 20 at 1:30 p.m. Pastor Jason Crawford to officiate. Burial Fairview Cemetery, Brighton. Friends may visit Monday 5-9 p.m. and Tuesday 2-9 p.m. Memorial contributions to: Billy Graham Evangelistic Assoc., 1 Billy Graham Parkway, Charlotte, NC 28201 BillyGraham.org For further information, phone 248.684.6645 or visit www.LynchFuneralDirectors.com
JARDACK JIMMY BEHNAN June 15, 2012, age 92 of Beverly Hills. Longtime owner of Foodlanes Market and Sussex House Restaurant. Proud Veteran of the U.S. Army WWII. Founding member and Deacon of Sts. Peter and Paul Syrian Orthodox Church in Southfield, MI. Beloved husband of the late Gloria O. (nee Dodson) for 57 years. Loving father of Olivia Eileen Michalak, Linda Jardack Whitehead (Harvey), Nancy Ann Bacon (Lt. Col. Peter) and Rachel Jardack Smith (Douglas). Also survived by 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Brother of late Aziz Behnan, Abdlenour Jardack, Lehmma Jardack and Fatheela Jadack. Family will receive friends at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward (btwn. 13-14 Mile), Wednesday 2-8 p.m. Prayers 7 p.m. Funeral Thursday 10 a.m. at Sts. Peter and Paul Syrian Orthodox Church, 25566 Lahser Rd., Southfield 48034. Memorial tributes to the church. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
JORDAN ALFREDA "FREDA" (NEE FOUCART) Age 87. June 16, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Roman. Loving mother of Karen (the late Richard) Miller, Gary (Linda), Gail (Tim) Fisher, and Jayme (Mamie). Dear grandmother of Lauren, Rachel, Jason, Aimee, Kristie, and great-grandmother of Noah, Grant, Mason, Bryce, and Jada. Dear sister of George Rosemary) Foucart. Visitation Monday 5-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Scripture Service at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr Rd. at Metro Parkway (16 Mile Rd.). Funeral Mass Tuesday 9:30 a.m. at St. Michael, 40501 Hayes (between 17 and 18 Mile Rds.). Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com.
KARLOWSKI M. VIVIAN Age 87 of Rochester Hills formerly of Berkley passed away on Sunday, June 17, 2012 with her loving family at her side. Beloved wife of the late Norbert for 59 years. Dearest mother of Steven (Carol) Karlowski, Lynn (Ronald) Ray, and Karen Karlowski. Loving grandmother of one grandchild and four great grandchildren. Dear sister of Betty Barry and Frank (Joan) Robison. Mrs. Karlowski was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Navy. She led an active life style which included golfing, bowling, cross country skiing and playing cards. Visitation at the Sawyer-Fuller Funeral Home, 2125 Twelve Mile Road (two blocks west of Woodward Avenue) in Berkley 3-9 pm Tuesday. Rosary 7:30 pm Tuesday. She will lie in state at Our Lady of LaSalette Catholic Church 2600 Harvard at Coolidge Road in Berkley Wednesday from 10:30 am until time of funeral at 11:00 am. Burial at Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, Michigan on Thursday. Memorial contributions may be made to Salvation Army. Share a memory with the family at www.sawyerfuller.com
KRIPKE DOROTHY Cherished mother of Ned R. (Karen) Kripke, Joan M. (partner Malachy E. Gunther) Kripke, and Elizabeth S. Kripke. Loving Bubby of Joseph and Benjamin. Devoted sister of Lean Conn, Sanford (Betty) Susman, and the late Myron Susman. Sister-in-law of Rabbi Myer Kripke, Donald Landsman, and Ann Kripke. Also survived by nephews, nieces, and numerous other relatives and friends. SERVICES 11 A.M. TUESDAY MORNING AT THE DAVIDSON/ HERMELIN CHAPEL AT CLOVER HILL PARK CEMETERY. ARRANGEMENTS BY THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020. www.irakaufman.com
MacMILLAN DOROTHY A. Age 88, a long time resident of Royal Oak, died June 17, 2012. She was born December 22, 1923 in Windsor, Ontario to Mark and Margaret Giffard. Mrs. MacMillan graduated from Highland Park High School and was a long time member and secretary of the First Baptist Church, Royal Oak. She volunteered at Beaumont Hospital for many years and was a member of the Detroit Audubon Society. Surviving are her children, Denise (Bruce) Eckersley of Lapeer and Robert (Kathy) MacMillan of Farmington Hills; grandchildren, Cara (Derek) Anderson, Scott Eckersley, Julia MacMillan, and Andrew (Karri) MacMillan; great-grandchildren, Logan and Melody Anderson. Her husband, Victor, whom she married December 31, 1946 in Highland Park, died in 2003. She was also predeceased by her siblings, Whitney, Vera and Ruth. Visitation Tuesday 2-8 p.m. Service Wednesday 11 a.m. at the Kinsey-Garrett Funeral Home, 420 S. Lafayette, Royal Oak with the Rev. Dr. David Nichols officiating. Burial, Roseland Park Cemetery, Berkley. Memorials suggested to Seven Ponds Nature Center or Clawson Public Library www.kinsey-garrett.com.
MARTIN ANTONIA F. Age 85. Beloved wife of Robert. Dear mother of Peggy (Rick) Counts and Diana Gentle. Step-mother of Cindy Martin, Stacy (Dennis) Sprague, Terry Martin, and Shelly Martin. Loving grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of seven. Loving sister of Nida Fabrizio. Visitation Tuesday 3-8 p.m. with 7 p.m. Scripture Service at Charles R. Step Funeral Home, 18425 Beech Daly Rd. (between 6 and 7 Mile). In state Wednesday 9:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. Mass at St. Valentine Church, 14841 Beech Daly (S. of 5 Mile). Interment Parkview Memorial Cemetery. Contributions to St. Jude Children's Hospital. Condolences to www.charlesstepfuneralhome.com.
McPARLANE PATRICIA (PATSY) June 17, 2012, beloved wife of Patrick. Loving mother of Margaret (Mark) Koehn, Kathleen (Jim) Ryan and Patrick (Melissa). Grandmother of Danny and Shannon Ryan, Michael Koehn and Brendan McParlane. Sister of Joan DeRemo. Preceeded in death by sisters Eileen and Margaret Donovan. In state Wednesday, St. Valentine Catholic Church, 14841 Beech Daly, Redford 11:30 a.m. until time of Mass 12:00 Noon. Visitation Fred Wood Funeral Home (Rice Chapel), 36100 Five Mile Road (East of Levan), Livonia, Tuesday 1-9 p.m. with a Rosary at 7 p.m. Please visit online guestbook at www.fredwoodfuneralhome.com
Palmer-Gasiorek CATHERINE LOUISE Age 82 of Carleton, died June 16, 2012. Visitation today 3-9 p.m. and Tuesday 12-9 p.m at the Ford Chapel-Martenson Family of Funeral Homes, 23620 N. Huron River Drive, Rockwood. Rosary 6 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral services Wednesday. She will lie in state from 10 a.m. until Mass of Resurrection at 11 from St. Patrick Catholic Church in Carleton. For more information please visit www.allore.com.
PARSONS MICHAEL F. June 16, 2012, age 67, of Bloomfield Hills. Born April 8, 1945 in Galway, Ireland. Proud veteran of the U.S. Navy, Vietnam War. Longtime attorney in the Detroit area. Beloved son of the late E. Joseph and Ann R. Dear brother of Mary B., Ann R. Hewson, Richard J. (Judith) and the late John J. Uncle of Christina, Joanna, Joseph and Thomas. Family will receive friends at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward (btwn 13-14 Mile), Tuesday 3:00-8:00 p.m. with Rosary service 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass Wednesday 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1828 Jay St., Detroit 48207. Memorial tributes to the church appreciated. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
RALPH JEANETTE C. age 90, June 16, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Leo. Dearest mother of Sandra (Craig) Woods, and Patricia (Kevin) Ely. Loving grandmother of Patrick (Summer) Muller, Nathan (Annie) Muller, and great grandmother of Erin, Keegan, and Brennon. Funeral Service Wednesday 11am at McCabe Funeral Home, 31950 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. Visitation Tuesday 3-9pm. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Alzheimer's Association. www.mccabefuneralhome.com
REEVES BEVERLY J., of Hartland, formerly of Redford and Pinckney, MI, passed away on June 16, 2012, at the age of 84. Preceded in death by her beloved husband, Mervin. Survived by her loving daughters, Karen (the late Curt) Hineman, Linda (Jack) Siddall, Denise (Russell) Pulju; and son, Michael (Sherry) Reeves. Also survived by her 12 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild, extended family members and many dear friends. A Funeral Service will be held at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 404 E. Liberty, Milford, Wednesday, June 20 at 10 AM. Entombment Oakland Hills Memorial Gardens, Novi. Visitation Tuesday 2-9 PM. For further information please phone Lynch & Sons Funeral Home at 248-684-6645 or visit www.LynchFuneralDirectors.com.
SWANSON HELEN E. Age 85, former Sylvan Lake, Michigan resident, passed peacefully Friday, June 15, 2012 at the Altenheim Lighthouse Hospice Center in Round Rock, TX. Helen was born November 15, 1926 in Ishpeming to John A. and Fannie L. (Kerkela) Swanson. She received her Masters Degree in Education from the University of Michigan. Helen taught High School Business Administration at Pontiac Northern High School for 30 years. Helen was a world traveler, never met a stranger, enjoyed playing bridge and was an avid golfer. Helen belonged to the Business Professional Women's Group in Pontiac, MI Helen is survived by her niece Ann (Doug) Nichols of Austin, TX and a great nephew Malachi. Helen was preceded in death by her parents John and Fannie Swanson and her identical twin sister Dorothy Wornick. A Graveside service for Helen will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at the Ishpeming Cemetery, Ishpeming, MI . Memorial considerations may be directed to the Ishpeming Historical Society, P.O. 36, Ishpeming, MI 49849 or Althenheim Lighthouse Hospice, 100 N. College St., Round Rock TX 78664. Helen's obituary may be viewed at www.bjorkandzhulkie.com where her guestbook may be signed.
TREVINO ROBERTO T. JR. June 16, 2012. Age 92 of Lincoln Park. Beloved husband of the late Victoria. Loving father of Leticia (Robert) Lopez, and Rachel Trevino. Dearest grandfather of Christina Lopez, Robby Lopez, Erica (Eric) Waters, Emberly Lopez, and the late Erik Meza. Also survived by seven great-grandchildren. Roberto will be deeply missed by many family and friends. Visitation Tuesday June 19, 2012 2:00-9:00 p.m. with a Rosary service at 7:00 p.m. at the Allen Park Chapel of Voran Funeral Home, 5900 Allen Rd. (313) 928-2300. Funeral Wednesday June 20, 2012 in state 9 a.m. with 10:00 a.m. Mass at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church (Detroit). Interment St. Hedwig Cemetery. Visit our online guestbook and share memories at www.voranfuneralhome.com
WYATT WILFRED G. "JERRY" Age 74, June 16, 2012. Beloved husband of Carole. Dear father of Kathryn (Dan) McKay, Terri Fisher and the late Edith Manus. Grandfather of Jeremy D. McKay, William A. Manus and Cory A. Fisher. Brother of Gary, John "Jack" and the late Joseph and Larry. Sister-in-law Linda Wyatt. Visitation Friday, June 22, 2012, from 1 2 p.m. at Querfeld Funeral Home, 1200 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn followed by a 2:00 p.m. Memorial Service. Memorials to American Heart Association, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674. www.querfeldfuneralhome.com.