AJDUKOVIC DRENA of Warren MI age 82, died peacefully in her sleep Saturday, August 4, 2012. Loving mother of Slobodanka Breinager and Slobodan Ajdukovic, beloved sister of Zorka Walker, devoted grandmother of Lindsey Breinager, Angelina Ajdukovic and Anthony Ajdukovic. Dear mother-in-Law of Stephen Breinager and Tina Ajdukovic. Always strong and courageous, she made a life for herself and family in her beloved city of Warren. She was a loyal mother, daughter, sister and friend. Ever the doting grand mother and supportive mother-in-law; a master seamstress, avid gardener and lover of flowers. She was a kind and generous woman who will be deeply missed by those she loved. She lived well, she died well.
BALLANTYNE CYNTHIA CAROLYN BOOTH, 79, of Harbor Springs, Michigan, died August 8, 2012 at her home. She was born on February 5, 1933, in Bloomfield Hills Michigan, the daughter of Henry Scripps Booth and Carolyn Farr Booth. She was a member of the 1950 graduating class of Kingswood School Cranbrook for girls and attended both University of Colorado in Boulder and Purdue University. She is survived by daughters Carolyn Lee Ballantyne Eckhold (Scott Eckhold) and Deborah Ellen Ballantyne (Beverly Kannengieszer) and was predeceased by her son, Philip Booth Ballantyne. She has two grandsons, Christopher Reed Eckhold and Duncan Booth Eckhold. She is also survived by her beloved black cat, Zachary. She had a wonderful zest for life, was an avid reader, a lifelong volunteer, a member of the Tau Beta Association and the Junior League of San Francisco. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the North Shore Animal League, 25 Davis Ave., Port Washington, NY 11050; Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, 5001 Angel Canyon Rd., Kanab, UT 84741; or a charity of your choosing.
BOLLES ROBERT E. Age 83, July 26, 2012. Beloved husband of Margaret. Loving father of Roy (Alma), William (Ginger), Douglas (Dawn), Carol (Pat) Reilly, Mary and Barbara. Grandfather of Megan, Catherine, Lindsay, Lauren, Alexandra, Elle and Chloe. Great-grandfather of Cora. A memorial visitation will be held Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., scripture service at 2:00 p.m., at the Hopcroft Funeral Home, 31145 John R. Road, Madison Heights, Michigan.
BURGESS BOBBY June 28, 1937 - August 7, 2012 Bobby Burgess retired from the U.S. Postal Service and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Alumni of Booker T. Washington H.S., (Memphis, TN) Class of 1956. Survived by his wife, Elizabeth Burgess, son; Darryl Burgess (Midori), daughter: Yulanda Burgess and son; Derryk Burgess (Lisa). Grandchildren: Shawn Burgess, Maurice Burgess, Keisha Burgess, Lena Burgess and Lauryn Burgess. Memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society and the American Heart Association. Service will be held in Memphis, TN, with internment at West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery.
CHAMBERLIN DORIS J. age 85 of Sterling Heights, formerly of Tequesta, Florida August 7, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Donald. Dear mother of John (Deborah) and Michael Chamberlin. Loving grandmother of Melissa (Ryan) McDevitt and Michael Chamberlin. Great-grandmother of William and Molly. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Doris was an avid golfer and enjoyed creative crafts. She was an active member at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd and volunteered at many local charities in Tequesta. Funeral Service will be held Friday, August 10, 2012 6:30 p.m. at the Modetz Funeral Home, 100 E. Silverbell Rd., Orion. The family will receive friends Friday 3 p.m. until time of service. Inurnment Riverside Cemetery, Tequesta, FL. Suggested memorials to the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 400 Seabrook Rd., Tequesta, FL 33469. Online guestbook www.modetzfuneralhomes.com.
CHARRETTE MARY E. Age 56, August 7, 2012. Beloved wife of Michael Charrette. Dear mother of Jessica Charrette (Jeff Pearse), Matthew Charrette (Megan Tizedes), Christine (James) Stork, Kevin Charrette and Nicholas Charrette. Loving grandmother of Tommy, Rosemary, Max and Madeleine. Dear daughter of Richard and Anne Capek. Sister of Jane, Richard, Stephen, Carol, Ellen and Andrew. Visitation Friday 2-9:00 p.m. at Kaul Funeral Home, 28433 Jefferson Avenue, St. Clair Shores. Rosary 7:00 p.m. Friday. In state Saturday 9:30 a.m. until 10:00 a.m., the time of the funeral mass at St. Joan of Arc Church, St. Clair Shores. Memorials may be directed to the Make A Wish Foundation. KaulFuneralHome.com
DELIDOW ALVIN Beloved husband of Marcia Delidow. Dear father of Wendy (Dan) Christie and Margo Delidow (Eric Meier). Dearest brother of Stanley (Carol) Delidow and Norton (the late Arlene) Delidow. Devoted brother-in-law of Jack and Barbara Dorfman, Gary and Myra Shapiro and Jeanne Delidow. Loving Zadie of Evelyn and Scott Christie. Also remembered by many loving nieces, nephews, family members and friends. SERVICES FRIDAY 12:00 NOON AT THE DORFMAN CHAPEL FARMINGTON HILLS 248-406-6000. INTERMENT TO FOLLOW AT BETH-EL MEMORIAL PARK CEM. IN LIVONIA or visit www.thedorfmanchapel.com
GASSAM ALINE Age 84 August 8, 2012. Beloved wife of the late George. Loving mother of Lena Davis, Essie Gassam, Sharon Jannaro and the late Chuck Gassam. Grandmother of Kelly, Chuck Jr. Victoria, Allen and Emily. Great grandmother of Cassie,Nathan, Ally, Chuckie, Drew and Parker. Visitation Friday 2-9pm. Funeral service Friday 7pm at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 Inkster Rd., Garden City (between Ford Rd. and Cherry Hill). www.santeiufuneralhome.com
HANNA MALECHA E. Age 97. August 8, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Fred. Loving mother of Michael (Elizabeth), Vance (Linda) and Jack (Denise). Dear sister of Marie Peterson and Gloria Coffin. Proud grandmother of Jonathan, Lain, Nick, Elizabeth and Kathryn. Great-grandmother of Jack and Haley. Great-great-grandmother of Keira. She was an organ instructor in the Detroit Metro Area for many years and a member of several regional music societies. Visitation Saturday 9 a.m. until the time of service 10 a.m. at the Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 705 W. 11 Mile Rd. (4 blks. E of Woodward), Royal Oak. Memorials to the Goodfellow Fund of Detroit appreciated. Share your memories at www.sullivanfuneraldirectors.com
KARL DOLORES of Grosse Ile, Michigan and Stuart, Florida passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 7, just a week after her eighty seventh birthday. She is preceded in death by her husband, Lee Karl. Dee is survived by her seven children; Michelle (Peter Lubaway), Nancy Caplan (Bob Kinnucan), Bill, Patrick, David, Tim (Julie) and Dan (Cathy). She will be sorely missed by her nine grandchildren Chris, Doug and Jack Lubaway, Alexis Grilli (Francis), Kelsey, Stacey, Nicole, Allison and Max Karl. She is survived by her brother Edward Mylis (Anita.) A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 11 at Sacred Heart Church, Grosse Ile, Michigan. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the St. Jude Children's hospital would be appreciated.
LANKTON ELIZABETH JANE Age 60, died Saturday. Cherished wife of Louis Albert Lankton. Devoted mother of Leora (Chuck) Gibbons, John Snyder and Stephanie Snyder. Loving daughter of Inez Lovern. Fond sister of Coni Montieth, Jo Nell (Jerry) Kramer, Bobby (Katrin) Wooldridge, Geraldine Oliver, Kathleen (Gerald) Lankton-Mack, Kenneth Gollihue, and numerous nieces and nephews, including Andrea (Aaron) Rose. Preceded by her father Raymond Wooldridge, and brother Marvin Wooldridge. Visitation Wednesday 1-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. with a 3 p.m. Funeral Thursday, August 9, 2012 at the Crane Funeral Home, 36885 Goddard, Romulus, MI 48174. Arrangements by Brown Funeral Home, Belleville, MI. www.davidcbrownfh.com
PADGETT LINDA COOPER August 8, 2012. Age 71. Beloved mother of Bill (Mary) and Tim (Kristen). Loving grandmother of Andy, Ellen, Josh, and Ella. Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Saturday, at The First Presbyterian Church, 600 N. Brady Road; Dearborn (In state in church at 10:00 a.m.). Visitation from 3-9 p.m. Friday at the Dearborn Chapel of Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 22546 Michigan Ave. Memorials may be made to First Step Playground Project, 44567 Pinetree Dr.; Plymouth, MI 48170 or www.firststep-mi.org . Visit the online guestbook at www.howepeterson.com
SARKISIAN ANDREW Age 85. Beloved husband of Dorothy. Dearest father of Andy (Sharon) Sarkisian, Gloria (Tom) Hughes. Loving grandfather of Lauren and Kristen Sarkisian, Ross and Noland Hughes. Dear brother of the late Isabel Pletcher, the late Zaven Sarkisian, the late Zareh Sarkisian, and Ira Sarkisian. Visiting Sunday 4-8 p.m. in Elton Black Funeral Home, 3295 E. Highland (E. of Duck Rd.), Highland, MI. Funeral Monday 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home. Memorial tributes to Paws With A Cause. Arrangements by SIMON JAVIZIAN FUNERAL DIRECTORS, 248-626-7815. Internet condolences may be sent to SJavizian2@att.net.
TRACEY MARILYN J. August 8, 2012. Age 80. Family members described her as a devoted and loving wife and mother. She was the dear wife of the late John, and is survived by her children Robert, Paul (Loretta), Diane (Mike) Wofenden and Patricia (John) Duffy; grand-children John, Melissa, Cassandra, Nicholas, Melanie, Caitlin, Mirranda, and Michelle; and sister of Eileen (Henry) Schmitt-Matzen. Predeceased by her brother Bill Heuser. Visitation Friday 3-9 p.m. Funeral Saturday 10 a.m. from Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile) to Our Lady Queen of All Saints Catholic Church for 11 a.m. Mass. Entombment, Christian Memorial Cultural Center, Rochester Hills. Memorial contributions to Beaumont Hospice are appreciated. Please share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com
TROUT GERALD L. Age 83. August 8, 2012. Born April 21, 1929 in Detroit. Raised in Carmi, Illinois and Princeton, Indiana. Gerald graduated from Michigan State University in 1952 in Civil Engineering. He received his Professional Engineer License in 1956. Beloved husband of Caroline since 1954. Loving father of Perri Franskoviak, Michael (Nancy) Trout, Michael Franskoviak, Gina (Joe) Curran, Ruthann Trout (Bart Van Bloemen Waanders), Paul (Alechia) Trout and Christina (Jason) Horowitz. Dear grand-father of 16. Brother of Juanita (Fred) Martin and Charles Trout. Uncle of many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his mother Naomi and his brother Hubert. Memorial service Saturday, August 11, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Unity Church of Livonia, 28660 Five Mile Rd., Livonia, 48154. Donations appreciated to the church or to Angela Hospice.
VAN VLIET GERALD F. Age 64 collapsed and died while jogging on August 3, 2012. Survived by his loving and beloved wife of 39 years, Polly Ann Hardy. Also by son, Clark Van Vliet of Boston, MA. He is survived by a sister Marsha Johnson and a brother Dean Van Vliet. He holds a Juris Doctorate from Michigan State University, B.A. in Economics from West Virginia University. Gerald was a partner for 31 years with Bannon and Associates of Troy, MI. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, August 11 at Grosse Pointe United Methodist Church, 211 Moross Road, Grosse Pointe Farms. Visitation begins at noon at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Heart Association.
WHITE RUTH Beloved wife of the late Leonard White. Adored mother of Marsha (Jeffrey) Miro, Howard (Barbara Brown) White and Wendy (Lenny) Newman. Cherished grandmother of Douglas (Kiri) Miro, Darcy Miro, Chelsea Miro, Ellie White, Annie White, Paula Anne (Kevin Casey) Newman-Casey, Leah (Colin) Stutz and Matthew Newman. Loving great- grandmother of Lily, Olivia and Phoebe Miro, Lucien and Matteo Weiss. Dear sister of George (Eleanor) Rembaum and the late Helen Lipton. GRAVESIDE SERVICE 3 P.M. FRIDAY AFTERNOON AT BETH EL MEMORIAL PARK. ARRANGEMENTS BY THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL 248-569-0020. www.irakaufman.com.
ZALESKI THERESA A. Age 68. August 9, 2012. Dearest sister of Robert (Judith). Proud aunt of Mary Judith (James) Davidson, Ellen, Michele O'Connell, Ann (Dan) D'Astugues and Robert (Jen). Cherished great aunt of Kieran, Mary Kate, Daniel and Luke. Pastoral Associate at St. Christopher Church. Visitation Friday 2-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Scripture Service at Jarzembowski Funeral Home, 18957 W. Warren Ave. (at Artesian). Funeral Saturday at St. Christopher Church. In state 11:30 a.m. followed by 12:00 p.m. Mass of the Resurrection. Family suggests donations to St. Paul of the Cross Retreat House. Share memories at: www.jarzembowskifuneralhome.com