AFEK STANLEY Age 79 of Grosse Ile. Born into our world May 1, 1933, in Steubenville, Ohio. Born into eternal life June 24, 2012, after a long battle with frontotemporal dementia. Beloved husband of Georgette for 42 years. Loving father of Kristin (James) Stewart and Kerri (Thomas) Perry. Dear grandfather of Ian and Alex Stewart. Also survived by loving sister Helen Afek of Steubenville, mother-in-law Margaret Maciejewski, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Preceded in death by parents Leon and Veronica, one sister, and seven brothers. Visitation Thursday 4-8 p.m. with the Rosary at 7 p.m. at R.J. Nixon Funeral Home, 2544 Biddle, Wyandotte, Michigan. In state Friday 9:30 a.m. until Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 14101 Superior, Southgate, Michigan. www.nixonfuneralhome.com
ASHCRAFT FREDRICK L. Age 78, of Farmington, June 25, 2012. Dear husband of Kathleen and the late Caroline "Joan" (d. 1989); loving father of Karen (Raymond) White, Nancy (Greg) Potter, Sherri Ashcraft Tack, Donald (Nancy) Devine, Karen (Bruce) Mathieson, Kelly (Scott ) Baldwin, Michelle (Dennis) Butka and Kristi (Herman Burch) Jones; and proud grandfather of Michelle, Raymond, Eric, Lauren, Alex, Andrew, Martin Jr., Dominque, Amber, David, Bobby, Christopher, Haylee, Matthew, Casey, Zachary, Sara, Jason and Kalin. Fred is also survived by his great-grandchildren, Maliyah and Lailah, and brother John (Mary). Funeral service Friday, June 29, 10:00 a.m., at the Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, 23720 Farmington Rd., (btw. 9-10 Mile Rds., just N of Grand River), downtown Farmington (248-474-5200). Visitation Thursday 11:00 a.m. -8:00 p.m. Memorial tributes suggested to the American Diabetes Assn., diabetes.org. heeney-sundquist.com
BUCZAK JOAN R., age 78, passed away June 24, 2012. Beloved mother of Stanley (Mary Jo), Patrick (Michaelene), Mary (Thomas ) Boyd, and Christopher (Patrice). Cherished grandmother of Shaun and Stephanie Boyd. Joan was a very loving wife, mother and friend to the many that knew her. Visitation will be Friday 2-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. scripture service at the Warren Chapel of the E. J. Mandziuk & Son Funeral Directors, Inc., 22642 Ryan Road (1 block South of 9 Mile). Funeral Mass will be Saturday 11 a.m. at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, 20001 Wexford, Detroit, MI 48234. Joan will lie in state at 10 a.m. until time of Mass. Inurnment Resurrection Cemetery. Share memories with the family at www.mandziukfuneralhome.com.
CHRISTIANSON IRENE H. Of Chelsea, formerly Ann Arbor, MI Age 91, died Monday, June 25, 2012. Funeral Service at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, June 29, at Chelsea Retirement Community, Towsley Village Chapel, with Visitation from 1-2 p.m. Full obituary at www.mitchellfuneral.com.
COLLERAN KELLY ANN Age 51. June 25, 2012. Beloved mother of Patrick Brousseau. Loving daughter of Daniel and Mary Colleran. Dearest sister of Kevin (Linda) Colleran. Dear aunt of Danny and Katherine. Family and Friends may gather at Hackett-Metcalf Funeral Home, 2640 Monroe Blvd. (near W. Outer Drive), Dearborn on Sunday from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. with a Memorial Service at 6 p.m. www.hackettmetcalf.com
CZMYR NICHOLAS ANTHONY "HOLLYWOOD" A Memorial will be held at Elizabeth Park, Trenton, MI on Saturday, June 30th. at 12 p.m., Mass at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Trenton at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 30th. All who knew him are welcome, the Czmyr family
DARGA JOHN F. June 26, 2012, age 83. He was deeply loved and will be dearly missed by his wife of 59 years Doris Marie. He is the beloved father of Virgil A. Darga, James R. (Patricia) Darga and Darlene (Gino) Marchetti. Dearest grandfather of six. Friends may visit at the Schrader-Howell Funeral Home, 280 S. Main St., Plymouth, Friday, 2 p.m. until 9 p.m. Funeral Services will be private. Burial and Military Honors will take place at Parkview Cemetery, Livonia. Memorials may be made to Karmanos Cancer Institute. To leave a condolence www.schrader-howell.com
DiMICHELE NINO S. Age 83, June 26, 2012. Beloved husband of Michelina (nee DiMilo) for 48 years. Loving brother of Tullio (Paola) and the late Michael (Esther) and Enzo (Mena). Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visitation Thursday 3-9pm at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. 36900 Schoenherr Rd. at Metro Pkwy (16 Mile Rd.) Funeral Friday In state 10am at St. Sylvester, 11200 12 Mile Rd. (between Hoover and Van Dyke) until time of Mass at 10:30am. Entombment Resurrection Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com
DUBLIN KIRK PATRICK, age 62, June 24, 2012 of Warren. Loving husband of Amy. Dear father of James, Robert (Lisa), Martine Sherman, Lisa (Frank) Ventimiglia and Sara (John) Weller. Proud grandfather of Kiley, Collin, Courtney, Avery, Jack, Frankie and Vinnie. Greeting period Saturday 12-4 p.m. at S. K. Schultz Funeral Home, 21705 Gratiot at 8 1/2 Mile, Eastpointe. Share memories at www.schultzfuneralhome.com
ETTINGER JERRY MARTIN age 64 of Dearborn, MI, passed away June 25, 2012. Beloved husband and best friend of Judy; father of Tony (Amanda) King; step-father of Joelle (Dave) Gray, Gregory (Christina) Biernacki, Kelly (Derrick) Gomez. Loving grandfather of Daniel, Brittany, Hailey, Kenidee and Brody. Brother to Edward, Dale and Roberta. Will be missed by family and friends.