ADAM MARY ELLEN (nee KLOCKE) Age 74, of Livonia, passed away October 1, 2012. Beloved wife of David. Loving mother of Debra (David) Witek, Cynthia (Jack) Ramm, David (Corey) Adam, and Doug (Marcie Dembek) Adam. Dear sister of John (Carol) Klocke, Wes (Marilyn) Klocke, and Joanne (Jim) White. Adored grandmother of seven and great- grandmother of four. She was a member of Ladies Oriental Shrine, Annie Oakley Unit for many years. Visitation Thursday 2-8 p.m. Funeral Service Friday at Noon with Visitation beginning 11 a.m. at Casterline Funeral Home, 122 W. Dunlap, Northville. Contributions to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL 33607
BALCHUNAS GLORIA R., age 82, October 1, 2012 after a short illness. Gloria is survived by beloved husband, Edward R. Balchunas, daughter, Patricia (Michael) Thibault, sons, Eddie (Sue) Krausmann and Tom (Laura) Krausmann, granddaughters, Kirsten and Kaitlin, grandson, Tom, and dearest cousin, Joyce Heithecker. Memorial service Saturday 12:00 pm at St. James Lutheran Church, 170 McMillan Rd., Grosse Pointe Farms. Interment, Clinton Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Memorials to Grosse Pointe War Memorial, or St. James Lutheran Church would be appreciated. ahpeters.com
BROWNING VELONIA (ATKINS) Age 96. Died peacefully in her sleep on September 29, 2012. Originally from Camden, AK. Spent most of her life in Highland Park, working for Highland Park General Hospital. Loving wife of the late Leonard Browning. Mother of Leonard, Jr., Odell, Margaret, Patricia (Parker), Nathaniel Pete, and Venus. Sister of Idell Atkins. Dear auntie of the late NBA Players, George and John Trapp. Proud grandmother of many grandchildren, great and great-great grandchildren. Viewing Sunday, 3-7 p.m., Swanson Funeral Home, 14751 McNichols Rd W., Detroit. Funeral Monday, in state 10:30 a.m. with an 11:00 a.m. service at Corinthian Baptist Church, 1725 Caniff, Hamtramck.
D'ARDUINI ANTHONY March 1, 1984 - September 29, 2012. It is with broken hearts, we announce the sudden passing of our precious son. Anthony sadly leaves behind his loving parents Eugenio and Judy. He is now in the loving arms of his Nonni and grandparents. Loving nephew and cousin of many in Michigan, Italy, Montreal, New York and Windsor, Ontario. Wonderful godson of Paul and Gisa Perciballi and Sergio Viselli. He will be missed by his dog Hendrix and many friends, especially his long-time best friends, Brett and Joey. All Services will be held in Windsor, Ontario Canada. Visiting Thursday 3-5:00 and 7-9:00 p.m. with parish prayers at 4:30 p.m. Funeral service Friday at 10:15 a.m. from Families First Funeral Home, 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841 to St. Angela Merici Church for Mass of Christian burial at 11:00 a.m. Interment Heavenly Rest Cemetery. "And while Anthony lies in peaceful sleep, his memory we shall keep"
DRESCHER PHILIP H. Beloved husband of Connie Drescher. Dear father of Peter (Micki) Drescher and Charles (Robin) Drescher. Loving grandfather of Max Ryan Drescher. Devoted brother of the late Al Drescher, the late David Drescher, the late Agusta Goldstein and the late Minnie Drescher. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, other family members and friends. SERVICES THURSDAY, 12:00 NOON AT THE DAVIDSON/HERMELIN CHAPEL OF CLOVER HILL PARK CEMETERY IN BIRMINGHAM. ARRANGEMENTS BY THE DORFMAN CHAPEL, (248) 406-6000 or visit www.thedorfmanchapel.com.
DUCKETT IRA T. Age 87, of Farmington Hills, 45 year employee of W.T. Andrew Co., died October 2, 2012. Ira was survived by Janette, his beloved wife of 60 years. Loving father of Michael (Bonnie) Duckett, Cyndi (Eric) Niva and Terri (Michael) Durkacs. Cherished grandfather of Jody, Melissa, Kelli-Ann, Chris, Patrick and Shaun; great-grandfather of five; brother of Keith Baker and Jackie Gardner; faithful companion, Lola. Visitation today from 2:00-7:00 p.m. with a funeral service at 7:00 p.m., at the Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, Farmington, 23720 Farmington Rd., (btw. 9-10 Mile Rds., N. of Grand River), downtown Farmington (248-474-5200). Memorial contributions suggested to the Lutheran Homes of Michigan, agingenriched.com or Ira's family and will be used according to their wishes. heeney-sundquist.com
DZIWAK AURELIA age 92, passed away on September 30, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Anthony for 65 years. Loving mother of Barbara (Robert) May, Linda (Ray) Crandall and Jim Dziwak. Grandmother of Jeffrey (Nicole) Wheatley, Keith (Jeannette) Wheatley, Eric (Wendy) Wheatley, Marcie Crandall, Bradley Crandall, Delaney Dziwak and Elyssa Dziwak. Great Grandmother of Andrew, Elisa, Nickolas, Natalie and Lily. Sister of Al Krolikowski and the late Cassie Stroll. Aurelia was a very gentle, loving and caring mother and grandmother. She will be deeply missed by all. She was a member of NALC, Branch 1 Ladies Auxiliary and the altar society at St. Veronica Catholic Church. Visitation Friday 2-8 pm at S. K. Schultz Funeral Home, 21705 Gratiot at 8 1/2 Mile, Eastpointe with a sharing time at 7:00 pm. In State Saturday 9:00 am at St. Veronica Catholic Church, 21440 Universal, Eastpointe until funeral Mass 9:30 am. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Share memories at www.schultzfuneralhome.com
DZVONIK HELEN October 2, 2012. Age 90 of Allen Park. Beloved wife of John for 53 wonderful years. Loving mother of Steven J. Sera (Martha), Michael B. Sera (Paulette) and John A. Dzvonik (Jaci). Dearest grandmother of Kelly Ahn (Michael), Steven Sera (Amanda), Laurie Sera, and Michael Sera (Kaylee). Also survived by great-granddaughter, Sydney, and many nieces and nephews. Helen has always been the center of her family and will be deeply missed by family and friends. Visitation Thursday, October 4, 2012 from 3 p.m.- 9 p.m. at the Allen Park Chapel of Voran Funeral Home, 5900 Allen Road 313-928-2300. Funeral service Friday 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment Michigan Memorial Cemetery. Visit our online guestbook and share memories at www.voranfuneralhome.com
EPSTEIN JOSEPH Beloved husband of Linda Epstein. Cherished father of Michael (Jackie) Epstein, Gary (Stacy) Epstein and Ellyn (Mark) Weiss. Proud grandfather of Danny, Sarah, Hannah and Meredith Epstein, Emery and Andrew Weiss. Loving brother of Ted Epstein. Dear brother-in-law of Judith (Harold) Levy and Gordon Deutch. Also survived by loving friends and family. SERVICES 4:00 P.M. WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL. 248-569-0020. INTERMENT AT ADAT SHALOM MEMORIAL PARK. www.irakaufman.com
EVERITT JOHN G. Age 70. Beloved husband of Patricia Johnson. Dear father of Nicole (Andrew) Killion and the late Jon. Brother of Mary Peruzzi, Madeline Gibbons, Linda Federline, and Midge Taylor. Visitation Friday 12 noon until 2 p.m. at Charles R. Step Funeral Home, 18425 Beech Daly Rd. (between 6 and 7 Mile). Contributions to American Cancer Society appreciated. Condolences to www.charlesstepfuneralhome.com.
FARMER ROBERT Age 96, died October 2, 2012. Beloved husband of Mary Alice. Loving father of David (Alyson), Mary (Randall) Hays, Ross, Laurel Toscano, Amy (Joseph) Borrillo, and the late Robert, Gerald, and Donald. Proud grandfather of 17 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Memorial visitation Friday 1:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. at Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 8459 Hall Road (3 blks east of Van Dyke), Utica. Please share a memory with the family at www.sullivanfuneraldirectors.com
FRIEDMAN AARON Beloved husband of 65 years of Dorothy "Dolly" Friedman. Cherished father of Barbara (Steven) Kohler. Loving and proud Papa of Jay and Ian Kohler. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Cherished brother of the late David I. Friedman. Devoted son of the late Isaac and the late Esther Friedman. Loving brother-in-law of the late Aaron Geselis. Dear son-in-law of the late Joseph and the late Ida Geselis. DATE AND TIME TO BE DETERMINED. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020. INTERMENT AT HEBREW MEMORIAL PARK. www.irakaufman.com
GUZICKI GENEVIEVE M. Age 99. October 1, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Harry A. Dearest mother of Mary Ann (Henry) Motyka, Thomas A., Robert J., Gerard A. and Kathleen A. Steber. Loving grandmother of James, Jacquelyn, Jennifer (Gary) Allred, Melissa, Dr. Michelle (John) Sgalia, Jessica (Ben) Hummel and Kelli Steber. Proud great-grandmother of two. Dear sister of the late Rose Rumpa, William Zang, Marie Michalak, Felix Zelmanowski, Michael Zelmanowski and Rita Jezierski. Loved and remembered by many nieces and nephews. Visitation Thursday 2-9 p.m. with 7 p.m. Parish Rosary at Jarzembowski Funeral Home, 18957 W. Warren Ave. (at Artesian). Funeral Friday, in state 10 a.m. followed by 10:30 a.m. Mass of the Resurrection at St. Linus Church. Interment St. Hedwig Cemetery. Share memories at www.jarzembowskifuneralhome.com
HARPER LINDA LEE (NEE BEDNAR) Age 62 of Brighton, formerly of Northville and Detroit, passed away on October 1, 2012. Survived by her loving husband, Mark; daughter, Kristin (Mark) Wilson; son, Michael (Kelly) Chalmers; step-daughter, Christy (Scott) Zachos; step-son, Steven (Stephanie) Harper; grandchildren, Andrew, Emily and Hannah Wilson, Carson Chalmers, Brendan and Dylan Zachos, Kaylie and Savannah Harper. Also survived by nieces, nephews, cousins, and many dear friends. A Funeral Service will be held at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 600 E. Main St., Brighton, Friday, October 5 at 11 a.m. Friends may visit on Thursday 2-8 p.m. Memorials encouraged to Hospice of Michigan, American Heart or American Diabetes Associations. For further information please phone 810-229-2905 or visit www.LynchFuneralDirectors.com
HOPKINS JOSEPH "JEFFREY" October 1, 2012. Beloved husband of Susan. Loving father of Joseph, Jillian, Jamie and Mistie. Very proud grandpa of Derek Joseph (DJ). Dearest son of Joseph and Caroline. Loving brother of Debra (the late Berton) Edgerton, Laura (Carl) Daggs, Linda (Mark) Rizak. Will be missed by nieces and nephews Berton (Sarah), Jaclyn, Katherine, Anna, Jacob and Sara, and great-nieces and nephews Berton, Rylee, Elena and Lilyana. Brother-in-law of Sandra (Paul) Schmidt, Barbara (Al) Canup and William (June) Murray and nieces. Visitation Wednesday 7-9 p.m. and Thursday 2-9 p.m. at Don Graham Funeral Home, 1005 Junction, Detroit, MI, 48209. Services Friday 11 a.m. at the funeral home.
HULTQUIST DOROTHY L. Age 87. Beloved wife of the late Donald of 63 years. Loving mother of Donna (Bill) Ross and Julie (George) Sibel. Grandmother of Trevor and Logan Sibel. Sister of Thomas (Mary) Pletzke and the late Edward (Gwyneth) Pletzke, Madeline (Albert) Wallner, Louis (Anna Mae) Pletzke and James (Helen) Pletzke. Visitation Wednesday 3-8 p.m. at Charles R. Step Funeral Home, 18425 Beech Daly Rd. (btw 6 and 7 Mile). In state Thursday 9:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. Mass at St. Priscilla Church, 19120 Purlingbrook (7 Mile and Middlebelt Rd.). Final Resting Place Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Condolences to charlesstepfuneralhome.com
KEHRES GENE F. Age 78, passed away on September 28, 2012. Gene is survived by his wife of 40 years, Joyce Kehres, children Dawn (Kim) Brown, Cindy Kehres, Michael Kehres, Renee (Dick) Wurster, and Michelle Petroski, granddaughters Lisa Lauinger, Cassie Renard and Gina Renard, his brother Larry (Sue) Kehres, brothers-in- law John Cimino, Philip Cimino, Joe Cimino, Ronnie Cimino and sister-in-law Rosetta Stoops and many nieces and nephews. Gene worked for GM with 25 years of service, and retired in 1993.
LANG ELIZABETH B. Age 89, of Ferndale, October 1, 2012. Beloved wife of the late John. Loving mother of Linda (Bruce) Cooke and the late Thomas. Dearest grandmother of Megan and T.J., and great-grandmother of J.J. Sister of Irene (Bill) Pfeiffer. Preceded in death by five brothers and sisters. Visitation Wednesday 3-9 p.m. at Spaulding & Curtin Funeral Directors, 500 W. Nine Mile Rd., Ferndale (1 ½ blks west of Woodward) and Thursday 9:30 a.m. until Funeral Mass 10 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church, Ferndale. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Henry Ford Hospice or Alzheimer's Association. www.spauldingcurtin.com
LENGOWICZ EDWARD "EDDIE", JR., 78, son of Edward and Magdalen Lengowicz, of Detroit, Michigan died peacefully September 26th in Ashburn, Virginia. Eddie graduated in 1953 from Nativity of our Lord High School in Detroit. After graduation he worked at Buhl & Sons Wholesale Hardware until 1956 when he joined the Army. After the Army, he worked for S. Strock & Company in Chelsea, MA. He retired at the age of 46. In 1981 Ed and wife Jean moved to Homosassa Springs, FL. During his retirement, Ed was an avid golfer, bowler and softball player. Eddie is survived by his wife Jean Lengowicz, sister Barbara Stanton (Flushing, MI), cousin Carol Bednarkiewicz (Lake, MI). He was preceded in death by daughter Lori Lengowicz. He is also survived by daughters, Joanne Roehling, Ashburn, VA, Linda Salmeri, East Bridgewater, MA, and Lisa Lengowicz, Raleigh, NC. Ed was blessed with six grandchildren, as well as several nieces, nephews, great niece and great nephew. The family will hold a small memorial service in October. Send condolences to www.colonialfuneralhome.com.
LIEBERMAN DOROTHY Beloved wife of the late Morris Lieberman. Cherished mother of Sanford Lieberman, Loree Zeller and Bonnie Lerner. Loving grandmother of Amy and Marissa Zeller. Also survived by many loving nephews, nieces, cousins and friends. Dear sister of the late Margaret Sanders. SERVICES 3 P.M. THURSDAY AFTERNOON AT MACHPELAH CEMETERY CHAPEL. ARRANGEMENTS BY THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL. 248-569-0020. www.irakaufman.com.
LUPINSKI CHARLES G. SR., September 27, 2012, age 85. Beloved husband of the late Stella. Loving father of Charles Jr. (Mary), Steve (Chris), Joseph, Lawrence (Kelly), Ronald, Debra Lee and Mary Alzamora. Dear brother of Felix (Jenny) Lupinski and Wanda D'Lee Lupins. Also survived by 22 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents Felix and Lillian, son Larry and daughters Helen Marie and Stella Ann. Visitation will be held at the R. C. Aleks & Son Funeral Home, 1324 Southfield Rd. Lincoln Park on Thursday, October 4, 2012 from 2-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary. In state Friday, October 5, 2012 at 9 am at St. Henry Catholic Church, 1358 Council, Lincoln Park until time of Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
MERRITT RODGER Of New Lennox, Illinois. Passed away September 16, 2012 after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Salem Township to the late Russell and Edith Merritt. Beloved husband of Carol (Huddlespon). Loving father of Rodger, Jr., Cathy Merritt and Janet (Gerald) Merritt-Kosteck. Poppie of five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Brother of Russell (Carol) Merritt and the late Wanda Braciszewski. Rodger was a U.S. Army Korean War Veteran and a recipient of the Bronze Star Medal for combat heroism. Interment will be at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery at a later date. Donations may be made to the New Lennox Library Fundraising Project at 120 Veteran's Parkway, New Lennox, IL 60451.
MIKO MARY CATHERINE 93, beloved wife of George for 64 years. Loving mother of Mary Miko, Joan (Dennis) Pawlak, Marge (Ted) Cackowski, George (Barb) Miko, Joe (the late Linda) Miko and John (Barb) Miko. Grandmother of 13 grandchildren and great-grandmother of one. Dearest sister of John (Delores) Karpach, Marge (the late Ed) Zynda and Eleanor (the late Jan) Ratcliff. Predeceased by sisters Ann, Irene and brother Joe. Visitation Thursday October 4, 2012 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary at Kaul Funeral Home, 35201 Garfield Rd Clinton Township. In state Friday October 5, 2012 at 11:00 until the time of Mass at 12 p.m. at St. Cyril and Methodius Church, 41233 Ryan Rd, Sterling Heights. Share a memory of Mary at www.kaulfuneralhome.com
NEWHOUSER BERYL M. October 2, 2012 Age 90. Wife of the late Hal. Dear mother of Charlene Newhouser and Sherrill Robinson (Don). Grandmother of Matthew Bruer (Karen). Funeral Service Thursday 11 a.m. at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward (btwn 13-14 Mile). Family will receive friends Wednesday 2-6 p.m. Interment Oakland Hills Memorial Gardens. View obituary and share memories at www.desmondfuneralhome.com
SHAFFER WILLIAM B. Age 87. September 29, 2012, formerly of South-gate. Retired as First Chief of Police for the Southgate Police Department. Beloved husband of Mary. Loving father of William (Diann) and Terry (Colleen). Also survived by seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Mr. Shaffer was a Marine Corp Veteran and WWII Iwo Jima Survivor. Visitation Friday 1-9 p.m. Marine Corp League Ritual Service 7 p.m. Service Saturday 10 a.m. John Molnar Funeral Home, 14032 Northline Road, Southgate. Memorials Appreciated to the Marine Corps League, Dearborn Detroit Chapter, 4131 Maple St, Dearborn, MI 48126. www.molnarfuneralhome.com
STAGE THOMAS E. JR., Age 76. Beloved husband of the late Elizabeth (Betty). Dear father of Linda VanKammen, Debbie Pearson, Kathy, Cheri, and Thom. Loving grandfather of 10. Great grandfather of many. Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Condolences at CharlesStepFuneralHome.com.
TOCCO PETER J. September 30, 2012. Age 81. Beloved husband of Beverly. Loving father of Kristine (Jon) Garity. Proud grandfather of Benjamin and Leah. Dear brother of Samuel (Frances), Grace (the late Fred) Manardo, Michael (Patricia), Vincent (Charlene) and the late Joseph. Cherished uncle of many loving nieces and nephews. Visitation at the Sterling Heights Chapel of the Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 13650 East Fifteen Mile Road (at Schoenherr) Wednesday 2-9 p.m. with evening Scripture. Funeral Thursday, in state 9:00 a.m., St. Paul of Tarsus Catholic Church, 41300 Romeo Plank Road, Clinton Township until time of Mass 9:30 a.m. Entombment Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Capuchins would be appreciated. Memories shared at www.bcfh.com.
TYNER ROBERT C. October 2, 2012, age 88. Loving husband of the late Shirley R. Tyner. Beloved father of Robert C. (Peggy), John C. (Cathy), Kenneth C. (Anne) and Cheryl L. McDonald (Edward). Also survived by 17 loving grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Robert was a lifetime member of Olive Branch Masonic Lodge #542 and served on the U.S.S. Feland during WWII in the Pacific. Funeral Service Friday 11 a.m. at the Dearborn Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 22546 Michigan Ave. Visitation Thursday 1-9 p.m. Interment Oakland Hills. www.howepeterson.com.
VOLLBACH THOMAS Age 76, passed away September 30, 2012. Father to Keith Vollbach. Brother of Fred. Uncle to Christine, Valerie, Paula and Michael. Mr. Vollbach was a graduate of St. Rose High School and Henry Ford Community College. He served in the U.S. Air Force and retired from Chrysler as a tool maker. Mr. Vollbach was generous and gave to a number of local and national charities. He enjoyed woodworking and the library. Visitation Wednesday, October 3 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at New Traditions Funeral & Cremation Services, 22121 Kelly, Eastpointe. Funeral Thursday, October 4 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Basil the Great Catholic Church, 22860 Schroeder, Eastpointe. In state 9:30 a.m. www.newtraditionsfuneral.com