ALLMACHER HAROLD W. Age 73 of Chesterfield passed away September 29, 2012 after a courageous battle with cancer. Survived by his loving wife, Marie; children, Cheryl (Jeff) Wojtowycz and Bryan (Michelle) Allmacher; grandchildren Maria, Racquel, Jaclyn, Katie, Jordon, Nick and Kayla; great-grandchildren, Madison and Dante; siblings, Michael (Judy) Allmacher and Laura Allmacher. He was a dear brother-in-law and a "special uncle" to many nieces and nephews. Visitation 9:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. Memorial Mass Saturday October 6 at St. Mary Queen of Creation Church, 50931 Maria, New Baltimore. Memorials may be made to St. Mary's Food Pantry or Capuchin Soup Kitchen or Barbara Ann Karmanos Hospice. Arrangements by Gendernalik Funeral Home, New Baltimore.
ALVAREZ LILLIAN ANN Age 80, October 1, 2012 of Westland. Beloved wife of the late Leonard. Loving mother of John and Julie. Dear sister of Janet Derr and Donald Ayotte. In state Friday 9 am until 9:30 am Funeral Mass at St. Richard Catholic Church, 35637 Cherry Hill Road (between Newburgh and Wayne) Westland. Arrangements by Vermeulen Funeral Home, 980 N. Newburgh Rd. (between Ford and Cherry Hill) Westland. Interment Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton Twp. Memorials may be made to the Michigan Humane Society. To share a memory, please visit vermeulenfuneralhome.com
ASADOORIAN DEBBIE J. (nee BARNEY) Age 57. Debbie passed away peacefully with her family by her side on October 2. Beloved wife of Johnny. Loving mother of Alicia (Mike) Thompson, Jason Asadoorian and Tamara Asadoorian. Loving grandmother of Olivia Thompson and Mason Asadoorian. Cherished sister of Randy Barney, Wendy (Steve) Crooks and Robbie (Lise) Barney. Dear daughter-in-law of Ernie and Rose Asadoorian and sister-in-law of Frankie (Christine) Asadoorian and Debbie Asadoorian. Debbie will also be dearly missed by her nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Visitation Thursday 2 p.m.-8 p.m. and Friday 1 p.m.-4 p.m. at the L. J. Griffin Funeral Home 42600 Ford Rd, Canton (734) 981-1700. Service 4 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to U of M Radiation Oncology Program Fund or St. Sarkis Armenian Church. To send a loving message or condolence, please go to www.ekfh.net. Arrangements entrusted to Edward Korkoian Funeral Home, (248) 541-8325.
BELT HELEN October 3, 2012. Age 90 of Wayne. Beloved wife of the late Johnnie. Dear mother of Elwood, Carolyn (Joel) Gembacz, Marilyn (Robert) Beisiegel, John (Marcia), and the late Michael and Jeffery. Sister of Norma Krug and the late Velma Lee Wooley and Geraldine Hicks. Grandmother of eleven, great-grandmother of nineteen and one great-great-grandchild. Memorial services from The Uht Funeral Home, 35400 Glenwood Rd., Westland, Saturday 1 p.m. Family will receive visitors from 11 a.m. until time of service. Family requests memorials to Schultz-Lewis Children's Home, P.O. Box 471, Valparaiso, IN 46384. Please view memorial and send tributes at www.uhtfh.com.
BIBLE JACK W. October 1, 2012. Age 85. Beloved husband of Jean. Loving father of Doug (Vicki) and Debra (Mark) Wilson. Loving Pappa of Clint, Kristin, Lauren, Jaylend and Colton. Brother of Louise and Peggy. Visitation Thursday 3-8 p.m. Funeral Service Friday 11 a.m. at Sajewski Funeral Home, 19111 W. Warren. Interment St. Hedwig Cemetery. www.sajewskifh.com
BICANICH JOHN PAUL Age 63, of Virginia, MN, Farmington Hills, MI and Naples, FL, died peacefully, Friday, September 28, 2012 surrounded by his family. Visitation Wednesday, October 3, 2012 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Fuller Funeral Home, 1625 Pine Ridge Rd., Naples, FL. Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, October 4, 2012 10:00 a.m. St. Agnes Catholic Church, Naples, FL. Arrangements are entrusted with Fuller Funeral Home, Naples, FL. For online condolences, please visit www.fullerfuneralhome.com and www.tributes.com.
BLAZEJEWSKI BOLESLAUS "BILL" Age 91, October 1, 2012. Beloved husband of Helen. Loving father of Nancy (Larry) Walocko, Karen (the late Charlie) Baron and Linda (Norm) Strahle. Dearest grandfather of Frances, Luke, Anthony, Mary, Anna and Madeline. Dear brother of Tony (Sandy). Bill retired from the GM Tech Center and he Proudly and Honorably served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. Visitation Friday 4-8:30 p.m. Rosary 7 p.m. at the David J. Wysocki Funeral Home, 29440 Ryan Rd. (1 blk N. of 12 Mile Rd.) Warren. In state Saturday 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Grace (St. Cletus) Catholic Church, 26256 Ryan Rd., Warren. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the family's wishes.
BLESSMAN RALPH ROBERT "BOB" October 2, 2012. Age 88. Born July 13, 1924 in Appleton, Wisconsin. Husband of the late Darjean for 53 years. Father of Edward (Barbara Hayhurst) and Ray (Pam Shewchuck) Blessman. Brother of Betty Denny, Viola King and the late Eugene. Grandfather of Claire, Alaine, Ann and Eric Blessman. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Memorial visitation Friday 5 - 8 pm. at Gramer Funeral Home, 705 N. Main St. (N. of 14 Mile) Clawson. Memorial service Saturday 10:00 am at Clawson United Methodist Church. Principal of Longfellow Elementary School in Hazel Park for 30 years. U.S. Navy WWII Veteran; and 30 years service in U.S. Naval Reserve. For complete obituary information, please visit www.gramerfuneralhome.com.
BONDY EVELYN MARIE Age 84 October 3, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Kenneth, for 52 years. Adored mother of Glenn (Lori), Gary (Barbara), Patricia (Dale) Williams, Pamela (William) Kapolka, Gregory (Patricia), Geoffory (Jane), Pauletta (Russell) Hall, Pennie and the late Gerald. Loved grandmother of Renee, Jacob, Gary, Darren (Christi), Paxton (Lisa), Dustin (Allison), Vanessa (Stuart), Deneen, Dennis (Marina), Jamie (Jason), Gregory, Jason, Ashley, Katlyn and Nicholas. Step-grandson, Brandon Applin. Dearest great-grand mother of Krystiana, Chase, Angelina, Isabella, Alexis, Lauren, Teagan, Parker, Austin, Charles, Ella, Grace, June, Adam and MacKenzie. Dear sister of Robert Emeterio and Sally Peterson. Funeral Service Saturday, 11:00 a.m. at the Taylor Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 9800 S. Telegraph Road. Visitation Friday, 1:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. until time of service. Share a memory at www.howepeterson.com.
BRAFFORD ROBERT W. age 86, October 2, 2012. Beloved husband of Doris for 60 years. Dearest father of the late Sharon Brafford Hogan and father-in-law of Richard (Donna) Hogan. Proud grandfather of Alex, Gregory, Kara and Abby. Funeral Saturday 11am at McCabe Funeral Home, 31950 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. Visitation Saturday 9-11am. Interment Arlington Memorial Gardens, Cincinnati, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Capital Area Humane Society, 7095 W. Grand River Ave., Lansing 48906, Penrickton Center for Blind Children, 26530 Eureka Rd., Taylor 48180, or the charity of your choice. www.mccabefuneralhome.com
BRENNAN VIRGINIA MAY Age 90. Beloved wife of the late David. Dear mother of Joann (Richard) Willcock, Tim (Julia) Brennan, Patricia (Rick) Kozak, Fran (Michael) Colucci and the late Patricia M. Eller-Agrusa. Sister of Joan Stamper and the late Bettie Collett. 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren also survive. Memorial visitation Saturday October 6th, starting at 11:00 a.m. until time of services 1:00 p.m. at Wessels & Wilk Funeral Home, 23690 Woodward Ave., Pleasant Ridge. Memorials are suggested to Belle Isle Conservancy or Aquarium or FernCare, a free medical clinic, ferncare.org.
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"
DeWITT SHELLEY A. October 1, 2012. Age 59 of Wyandotte. Beloved wife of James. Loving mother of Jaimie (Jeremie). Dearest grandmother of Briahna. Dear sister of Danny, Chester, Lisa, Trish, Doug and sister-in-law of Terrey (Tom), Shirley (Ken) and Joy. Dearest aunt of many nieces and nephews. Visitation Thursday, October 4, 2012, 1:00-8:00 p.m., Girrbach-Krasun Funeral Home (River Rouge Chapel), 10783 W. Jefferson Ave. Funeral Mass Friday, October 5, 2012, 10:00 a.m., Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church, 2609 10th St., Wyandotte, MI 48192. www.girrbachkrasun.com
DYKMAN KENNETH J. October 2, 2012, age 70. Beloved husband of Mary R. and (previously married to Linda Dykman). Loving father of Ross, Shawn, Tom (Donna), and Matt (Theresa). Dearest grandfather of Corbin, Luke, Christopher, Matthew and Addison. Dear brother of Tom, Phil and Christy. Kenneth is also survivied by many extended family and friends. Visitation Friday 2-9 p.m. at the Neely-Turowski Funeral Home, 30200 Five Mile Rd. (between Merriman and Middlebelt). Funeral Saturday 11 a.m. at the Dearborn Christian Fellowship, 21360 Donaldson St., Dearborn. Private Interment at Parkview Memorial Park, Livonia. www.neely-turowski.com.
ELLIS LORETTA October 1, 2012. Beloved daughter of the late Anthony and Marie Ellis. Loving sister of Charlotte and the late Alexander, Violet, and Robert Ellis. She was a very active board member with the Arc of Grosse Pointe/Harper Woods. Funeral Friday; In state 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 467 Fairford, Grosse Pointe Woods. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Arc of Grosse Pointe/Harper Woods or to Special Kids, Inc. of Grosse Pointe Woods. Light a candle and share a memory at: www.verheyden.org
FLETCHER PETER B. Age 80, peacefully passed away on September 29, 2012. He is survived by his brother Stephen of Sierra Vista, Arizona and his dear friends Dr. Richard and Barbara Robb. Peter was preceded in death by his loving parents, Foster and Mary Fletcher and his brothers Foster and Nicholas. Peter was a lifelong resident of Ypsilanti and was involved in numerous community, political and professional activities. He will be missed by his many friends and associates, among whom is former Governor William G. Milliken, who said: "Peter was a wonderful friend and a great supporter. He will be genuinely missed by his many, many friends. I will miss him deeply." It was Peter's wish that there be no memorial service. If you wish to honor Peter's life, please send a memorial contribution to the First United Methodist Church, 209 Washtenaw Ave., Ypsilanti, MI 48197, or the Peter B. Fletcher Memorial Fund for the new wing at the Gilbert Residence, 203 S. Huron St., Ypsilanti, MI 48197.
FLUMERFELT ANNETTE Age 74. October 1, 2012. Beloved wife of the late John "Jack". Loving mother of John (Judy), Jimmy, Anne, Dawn (Michael) Shipp and Diane (Michael) Sigler. Dear grandmother of Jessica, Megan, Justin, Hannah, Jacqueline and Christina. Great- grandmother of Sadie. Loving sister of Julie (Al) Lacki, Jim (Maureen) Theiring and Mike (Linda) Theiring. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation Thursday 4-8:30 p.m. and Friday 2-8:30 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Prayer Service at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 N. Inkster Rd., Garden City (Between Ford Rd. and Cherry Hill). In state Saturday 9:30 a.m. until the 10 a.m. Mass at St. Sabina Catholic Church, 25605 Ann Arbor Trail (between Inkster and Telegraph). Memorials suggested to Capuchin Charities or Mercy High School Scholarship Fund. www.santeiufuneralhome.com
FOURNIER DONALD J. Age 66 of Ferndale passed away September 27, 2012. Condolences may be sent to www.hopcroftfuneraldirectors.com
FRYE RUSSELL, JR. October 3, 2012 . Loving husband of Nancy ("Nan") for 62 years. Devoted father of Craig (Sharyl) and Cathy (Tim) Ferrel. Proud grandpa of Jamie, Matt and Russell. He was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After serving in the Army during World War II, Russ moved to Michigan to attend Michigan State University where he met Nan. He retired from Mohawk Rubber Company after a career spanning 40 years in the tire industry. Russ enjoyed many years of active participation in the Birmingham Senior Men's club. He will be remembered as a loyal family man who never missed a family event, a dear friend, an avid sports enthusiast, an encouraging coach and a fierce competitor. But perhaps he will be remembered the very most for his sense of humor what a joy. He will be missed by many. Family will receive friends at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward (btwn 13-14 Mile), Friday 3:00-8:00 p.m. Memorial service Saturday 11:00 a.m. at St. James Episcopal Church, 355 W. Maple Rd., Birmingham. Memorial tributes to Beaumont Hospice or the Birmingham Senior Men's Club. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
FRYER BEVERLY JEAN Age 78, of Taylor, October 2, 2012. Beloved mother Clarice (Bill) Molnar, Philip (Judy) Ford, Deborah Ford, Mark (Cathy) Ford and Scott (DeAnn) Ford. Dearest grandmother of Holly, Andy, Sam, Mikey, Kurt and Ashley. She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Estelle Zahari and one brother. Arrangements by Michigan Memorial Funeral Home, (next to Michigan Memorial Park) 30895 Huron River Dr., Huron Twp., (734) 783-2646. Interment in Michigan Memorial Park. www.michiganmemorialfuneralhome.com
GALANTE ROSE (NEE BAGNASCO) October 1, 2012 Age 98. Beloved wife of the late Peter J. Loving mother of Joseph (Cynthia), Rosemary (Dennis) Kennedy, and the late Thomas (Dolores). Proud grandmother of Christopher (Susi), Melissa (Peter), Jonathan, David, and the late Maria (Jeff). Great grand daughters Gianna Rose and Lia Rose. Dear sister of Vita Acciaioli and Bill Bagnasco. Visitation at the Sterling Heights Chapel of the Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 13650 East Fifteen Mile Road (at Schoenherr) Friday 2-9 pm with Scripture at 7:00 pm. Funeral Saturday In state 9:00 am St. Michael Catholic Community, 40501 Hayes, Sterling Heights until time of Mass 9:30 am. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Memories shared at www.bcfh.com
GRZYWACZ KATHLEEN I. Age 68 October 1, 2012 of Westland. Beloved wife of the late William. Loving mother of Donna Artalejo, Sheila (Larry) Groves and Theresa (Roberto) Serna. Proud grandmother of five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Also leaves six brothers and two sisters. Visitation Friday 3-9 pm with a prayer service at 7 pm at Vermeulen Funeral Home, 980 North Newburgh Road (between Ford Road and Cherry Hill), Westland. In state Saturday 9 am until Funeral Mass at 10 am at S.S. Simon & Jude Catholic Church, 32500 Palmer Road (between Merriman and Venoy) Westland. Interment Mt. Hope Memorial Gardens. Memorial Contibutions may be made to National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Michigan Chapter, Inc., 21311 Civic Center Drive, Southfield, MI 48076-3911. To share a memory, please visit vermeulenfuneralhome.com
GUTHRIE BRUCE E. September 28, 2012 age 62. Beloved son of Pat and Les. Dear brother of Gary, Julie (Stephen) Haggard and the late Craig and Brian. Uncle of Jennifer, Leslee, Stefanee, Bethany, Matthew and Natalie. Visitation at O'Brien/Sullivan Funeral Home, 41555 Grand River, Novi (248) 348-1800, Thursday October 4, 4-9 p.m. In state 10 a.m. Friday until time of funeral liturgy at 10:30 a.m., at Holy Family Church, 24505 Meadowbrook Rd., Novi. Memorial donations may be made to the Detroit Veterans Medical Center, Attn: William Browning Volunteers, 4646 John R., Detroit, MI 48201. Online condolences: www.obriensullivanfuneralhome.com
HEATLEY MELONIE "BUNNY" HELEN September 30, 2012. Age 62. Loving mother of Jessica (Tim) Flynn and Christopher (Christine) Kaczkowski. Dear grandmother of James, Mackenzie, Ryleigh, Jake and Dax. Survived by her brother, Thomas Heatley. Arrangements entrusted to Pixley Funeral Home, Godhardt Tomlinson Chapel www.godhardttomlinsonchapel.com
HENIGAN LOTTIE H. age 97 of Plymouth, passed away at Providence Hospital in Novi on September 30, 2012 . Born in Flint, Michigan on September 5, 1915 to parents John and Magdelene Kaczynski. Loving wife of the late George. Beloved mother of Mary (Eugene) Wolchko, Patricia Henigan and George M. (Valerie) Henigan. Proud grandmother of Jennifer (Steven) Caldwell, Margaret (Ryan) Matthews, John Wolchko, Heather (Paul) Gardner and Courtney (Michael) Gallagher. Great grandmother of seven. A funeral service will be held on Friday, 11:00am from the Schrader-Howell Funeral Home, 280 South Main St., Plymouth. Visitation Thursday from 3-9pm. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen, 1820 Mt. Elliott, Detroit, Michigan 48207. Share memories at schrader-howell.com.
HILES FRED WALTON October 2, 2012, age 93. Beloved husband of the late Lottie. Loving father of Fredrick (Helen), Catherine (Jim) Kelly and Ann Scully. Dear grandfather of Heather (Justin) Endo, Matthew (Tabitha) Kelly, John and Jason Hiles. Fred served in the Army-Air Corp during WWII and survived the bombing of Pearl Harbor. He also served as a Detroit Police Lieutenant for 25 years. Care and services were entrusted to L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, 734-522-9400.
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.
HYNES PATRICIA ANN Age 85, of Clinton Twp., MI. died October 2, 2012. Patricia is survived by her children; Terrence (Veronica) Hynes Jr., Brian (Janice Warack) Hynes, Maureen (Chad) Hoeltzel, Kathleen (Edward) Boyd and Patrick (Beth Dick) Hynes. Preceded in death by her husband Terrence. Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. October 6, 2012 at National Shrine of the Little Flower, 2100 West 12 Mile Road, Royal Oak, MI., 48073. Visitation 2-9 on October 5, 2012 at Gramer Funeral Home, 705 North Main Street, Clawson, MI 48017, 248-435-9010. To read the obituary visit www.GramerFuneralHome.com
JACKSON ROSEMARY A. Age 76, of Royal Oak, died October 1, 2012. Beloved wife of Thomas for 56 years. Loving mother of Karen (Bob) Smahay, Tom (Paula), John (Lisa), Paul (Ginny), the late Jeanine Case and David M. Dear sister of Steve Richardson and the late Ann Korby. Proud grandmother of eight grand children and three great-grandchildren. Visitation Thursday 4-8 p.m. and Friday 1-8 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary at the Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 705 W 11 Mile Rd. (4 blks. E of Woodward), Royal Oak. In state Saturday 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass 10 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Royal Oak. Memorials to the American Diabetes Association or American Heart Association appreciated. Share your memories at www.sullivanfuneraldirectors.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.
KENNEY JERE LOU Age 82 of Algonac, Michigan. September 30, 2012. Beloved wife of Jay C. Kenney. Dear mother of Kimberly Kenney, Jan (John) Kenney-Space, Melanie (John) Lindsay, and Jeb (Denise) Kenney. Dear grandmother of Jeb Kenney and Griffin Kenney. Memorial service 11a.m. Saturday October 6, 2012 in the Trinity United Methodist Church, Algonac. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Trinity United Methodist Church. www.gilbertfuneralhomeinc.com
KORTE ALOYSIUS J., JR. September 27, 2012. Age 81. Retired co-owner at A & F Wood Products. Beloved husband of the late Patricia. Dear father of Judy (Larry) Richardson, Mary (Bill) Daughtery, late Aloysius Korte III (d.1987), Donna (Todd) Rickerd, Patrick (Lori) Korte, Steven (Dina) Korte, Jason (Jennifer) Korte. Survived by grandchildren, Larry, Andy, Justin, Lisa, Jessie, Jacob, Lyndsey, Chelsey, Faith, Madison, A.J., Emma, Hailey, Sydney, Shane; great-grand-children, Noah, Gloria, Lilly. Also survived by wife Marilyn James; dear sister of the late Marion Stein, Dorothy Wojciewhowski, the late Frank Korte and Chuck Korte. Private Gravesite Service will take place at St. Casimir Catholic Cemetery in Posen, MI. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to Hospice of Michigan.
KREITSCH RUTH H. (NEE SHOWALTER) Age 99, of Rockford, MI and formerly of Plymouth, passed away October 2, 2012. Loving mother of Robert (Sharen) Kreitsch. Adored grandmother of several grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Plymouth United Methodist Church and very active in many of the Plymouth women's groups. A graveside service for Mrs. Kreitsch will be at Riverside Cemetery in Plymouth, MI on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider First United Methodist Church, 45201 North Territorial Road Plymouth, MI 48170 or the Pregnancy Resource Center, 415 Cherry St., SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503. The Pederson Funeral Home, Rockford. www.pedersonfuneralhome.com
KROLL RET. MAJOR FREDERICK C. Age 87, September 29, 2012. Beloved husband of the late Eleanor (nee REIMAN). Loving father of Cheryl (the late John) Viola, the late Dennis and the late David. Dearest brother of Lillian (the late Jack) Shy and Eleanor (the late Arthur) Belmonte. Frederick was a proud member of the Lutheran Fraternities of America. Funeral Saturday In state 11:30am at St. Peter Lutheran Church, 23000 Gratiot (N.of 9 Mile) until time of Service at 12:30pm. Donations are welcome to the Leader Dogs for the Blind. Share memories with the family at their "On Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com
LaBRET SHELDON Beloved husband of Joanne LaBret. Cherished father of Nanci (Allen) Einstein, Steven (Patti) LaBret, James LaBret, Thomas LaBret, Kathy (Vince) Tocco, Fred (Patricia) Wiesemann, Jeffrey Wiesemann and Frank Wiesemann Jr. Loving grandfather of Arielle and Jessica Einstein, Julie (Brent) Weinstein, Michelle LaBret, Bradley (Lauren) LaBret, Nicole (Dino) Matsamakis, VJ Tocco, Kyle, Blake, Trevor, Helena, Joanna, Nikki and Joshua Wiesemann. Great-grandfather of Aiden and Abby Weinstein. Dear brother of Gary (Aileen) LaBret. Also survived by loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. SERVICES 11:00 A.M. FRIDAY MONRING AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020. INTERMENT AT CLOVER HILL PARK CEMETERY. www.irakaufman.com
LEE FLOYD F. age 87 of Brownstown. Passed away October 3, 2012. Dearest husband of the late Pat Lee. Loving father of Janice Paulson (Fred Bates), Mark (Mary) Lee, Lenni (Don) Sadowski, Robin (Tim) Hill, Matthew Lee, Noreen Taylor, and Nancy (Paul) Raffin. Floyd is also survived by six grandchildren, and four great grandchildren. Beloved brother of the late June (Lou) Evans, and Irma (Leonard) Fritz. Visitation Friday 3-9pm at the Allen Park Chapel- Martenson Family of Funeral Homes, 10915 Allen Rd. Funeral service Saturday, in state 10am until 11am Mass at St. Alfred Catholic Church, 9500 Banner, Taylor, MI. Visit www.martenson.com.
LEONARD BERNADINE L. October 2, 2012, Age 81. Beloved wife of the late Robert F. Loving mother of Dr. Robert (the late Judy), Deborah (Daiji) Kiura, Laurie (Steven) Snell, Kathleen (Jeffrey) Borello and Thomas (Maureen). Dear grandmother of 11 and great-grandmother of one. Survived by her four siblings; William Piscopink, Genevieve Tebelman, Barbara Nehra and Josephine Carnaghi. Visitation: Friday, October 5, 3-9pm with a 7pm Rosary at Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 25450 Plymouth, Redford, MI 48239. Funeral Mass: 10am Saturday, October 6, (In-State 9:30am) at St. Robert Bellarmine Church, 27101 W. Chicago, Redford, MI 48239. Memorials to Alzheimer's Association or Henry Ford Hospice. For more info please visit www.harryjwillfuneralhome.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.
LUDWIG CAROL (NEE WATHEN) died in her home in Brighton after a long illness on October 2, 2012. Carol was born on Christmas Day in 1950. She is survived by her loving husband, Jim Ludwig, and daughter, Elizabeth; sisters, Jayne (Chip) Bromann and Janet (Al) Gatsfield; brothers, Chuck (Marcy) Wathen, John (Debbie) Wathen, and Bob (Lisa) Wathen; sisters-in-law, Robin Wathen, Lee Ludwig Cote, and Sarah (Don) List; brother-in-law, Thomas Scott Ludwig; and 10 nieces and eight nephews. Preceded in death by her beloved parents, Charles and Florence Wathen and her brother, Joe Wathen. A Visitation will be held at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 600 E. Main St., Brighton, Friday, October 5 from 5-9 p.m. Mass of the Resurrection from St. Patrick Parish, 711 Rickett Rd., Brighton, Saturday at 10:30 a.m. A private burial will follow. Memorials may be made to the SDS/MSA Support Group www.shy-drager.org/donate. For more information please contact Lynch & Sons at 810-229-2905 or visit www.LynchFuneralDirectors.com.
MADIGAN BERT age 92 of Fraser passed away on Tuesday October 2, 2012. She was born May 14, 1920 in Albion New York. Bert was predeceased by her loving husband Bill, parents Marco and Elvira, sisters Joey and Tee. She was a devoted mom to her five children, Barb (Michael) Katlein, Mary (Dale) Hafer, Bill Jr., Sue (Andy) Becze, and Julie (Ted) Snarski. She is also survived and will be missed by her ten grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, dear sister Toni, and many loving nieces and nephews and friends. Rest in peace Bertie, love you forever. Private services held by the family.
MALINIAK JOHN Age 89. October 2, 2012. Beloved husband of the late Bertha. Loving father of John (Kathy) and the late Linda and Bob. Father-in-law of Carl Roushkolb. Also five grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Visitation Friday 3 to 9 p.m. at the Northrop-Sassaman Funeral Home, 19091 Northville Rd., Northville. In state Saturday, 10 a.m. until time of Service 11 a.m., First United Methodist Church, 777 W. 8 Mile, Northville. Contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Northville in memory of John.
MARCHAND HENRY M. age 89; October 2, 2012. Beloved husband of Maryanne. Dear step-father of James Blondell (Mary) and Mary Cesulski (Paul). Grandfather of Annabella, Jimmy and Bridgett. Brother of Phyllis Cunningham, Doris Sorenson and Janis Williams. Visitation 1-9 pm Friday at the A. H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Ave. at Vernier Rd, Grosse Pointe Woods. Scripture service 7 pm Friday. In state at St. Paul on the Lake Church, 157 Lakeshore, Grosse Pointe Farms from 11:30 am Saturday until Mass at 12 noon. Memorials to Grosse Pointe Animal Adoption Society, 296 Chalfonte, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236 appreciated. ahpeters.com
McDIARMID ESTHER age 80, September 30, 2012. Beloved mother of Kenneth (Julie). Loving grandmother of Anthony (Kelly), Timothy (Caroline), Kristofor (Amber), Jozef (Heather), Dawn and Apryl. Dear great grandmother of Samantha, Michael, Zachary, Sam, Ethan, Pierce and Evan. Sister of Arthur Gribben. Predeceased by siblings Margaret Ludwig, Shirley Williams and Lila Lee Gribben. Visitation Thursday 2-8pm. Funeral Service Friday 11:30am at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 Inkster Rd. (between Ford Rd. and Cherry Hill), Garden City. Memorials suggested to the Civitan of Plymouth /Canton. www.santeiufuneralhome.com
McKEEVER CATHERINE LEE (NEE MAC) May 4, 1952 October 3, 2012 Catherine passed away peacefully with her loving family at her side on October 3, 2012 after living a wonderful, love-filled four years coping with cancer. Beloved wife of Michael for 35 years. Loving daughter of Anthony (deceased) and Lee Ann Mac. Cherished mother of Patrick, Maureen (Glenn Clarke), Megan Rose (deceased) and Mary Claire. Proud grandmother of Caitlin Clarke. Loving sister of Anthony (Judy), Gregory (Karen), Christopher (deceased) (Megan), Cecelia (Roger Smith), Mary (Charles Roy), Matthew (Patricia Morrone), Steve, Lee Ann (Robert Prebola), Andrew (Lynsey) and sister-in-law to Maureen McKeever of Scotland. Catherine was the adoring aunt to many nieces and nephews. Catherine was born in Detroit, Michigan and was proud to receive her Canadian citizenship and lived in Windsor, Ontario with the love of her life, Michael, for 35 years. At the age of 35, she set a goal to "reinvent" herself as a professional classical singer and teacher. Catherine received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Music at the University of Windsor and earned her Master of Music degree in Voice at the University of Michigan. She came home to the University of Windsor as Professor of Music where she was a popular and much-loved teacher who touched many lives with her teaching and performing. She was also on the faculty at the prestigious Berkshire Choral Festival in Vancouver and Massachusetts. She relished singing with her sisters in "The Mac Sisters". Catherine and Michael loved to spend time with their family at the cottage in Tamworth, Ontario. Cath, you were a loving, nurturing daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and world-class musician: we love you and we have peace knowing that you are now singing in His most glorious choir. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Holy Trinity Renovation Fund, Apprentice Program of the Berkshire Choral Festival-www.choralfest.org or the University of Windsor-School of Music-Voice Department. Visitation will be held at the Families First, 3260 Dougall Ave., South Windsor 519-969-5841, Thursday from 6-9 p.m. and Friday from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral arrangements are incomplete, for further information please contact Families First or visit www.familiesfirst.ca A memorial service will be held in the Detroit area at a location and date to be determined.
McNEIL DIANE MARY (NEE FRANCIS) of Plano, Texas (formerly of Harrison Township, MI) passed away August 19, 2012. Diane is the loving wife of Michael, dear mother of Colleen Affeldt and Erin (Brandon) Bliss. Cherished "Mimi" to Isaiah and Sam. Dear step-mother of Brian and Kevin McNeil. Beloved daughter of Patricia (and the late Ernest) Francis. Dearest sister of Jim (Sharon) Francis, Patricia (Alasdair) McKendrick and David (Jan) Francis. Many nieces and nephews also survive. Friends may gather with the family Saturday from 8:30 a.m. until time of the Memorial Mass, 9:00 a.m. at St. Peter Catholic Church, 94 Market Street, Mt. Clemens, 48043. Donations in Diane's name may be made to the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation (NPCF), P.O. Box 1848, Longmont, CO 80502, (www.pancreaticcancerfoundation.com). Friends may share a memory with the family at www.kaulfuneralhome.com
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
ONESKI-ROSS BEVERLY FRANCES Age 62. September 29, 2012. Beloved wife of William Ross and the late Sal Adamkiewicz. Dearest sister of Gerald Oneski, Christine (Richard) Zimmerman and Ronald (Linda) Oneski. Loving daughter-in-law of Rita (the late Hugh) Ross. Also remembered by many loving brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. Visitation Friday 3-9 p.m. with 7 p.m. Rosary at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Funeral Saturday, in state 10:30 a.m. at St. Michael Church, 40501 Hayes (between 17 and 18 Mile Rds.) until time of Mass at 11 a.m. Donations are welcome to the U of M Comprehensive Cancer Center or the Karmanos Cancer Institute. Interment White Chapel Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com.
PHILLIPS JOSEPH P. 46, of Davisburg, owner of Accurate Maintenance Co., died October 2, 2012. Joe was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Ethel Phillips. His is survived by his loving daughter, Samantha Phillips; step-son Ryan Masek; fond brother of Michael, Jimi (Stephanie Simek), Laurie (Alan) Johnson and Neena (Bill) Griffin; brother-in-law of Rosemary Phillips; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services Saturday, October 6th, 12:00 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). Visitation Thursday from 3:00-8:00 p.m. and Friday from 1:00-8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, Joe's family would appreciate memorial contributions to Samantha Phillips College Education Fund. heeney-sundquist.com
PRUITT BESSIE B. Age 89. Beloved wife of the late Jim Pruitt. Dear daughter of the late Cora and Will Dixon. Sister of Virginia Edwards and the late Ethel Stanley. Also leaves many nieces and nephews. Graveside service 11 a.m. Friday at Woodlawn Cemetery in Detroit, MI. Contributions to charity of your choice. Condolences to CharlesStepFuneralHome.com.
PRZYTULSKI RAYMOND Age 80, of East China Twp., formerly of Eastpointe died October 3, 2012. Raymond graduated from St. Anthony's High School, Detroit. He was a member of AMVET Post 72, New Haven, K of C Council #856, Marine City and was a retiree of Kroger's. He is survived by his wife; Mary Ann Przytulski, children; Kathleen (Paul) Sirek, Liz (Mike) Brisendine, Rose (John) Stemmer, Annette (Dave) Demsich, Steven (Kellee) Przytulski, Michael (fiancee Dawn) Przytulski, Mary Ann (Christopher) Michalec, James (fiancee Nicole) Przytulski, Christine Rapley, Barbara (Robert) Douglass, Christopher (Elaine) Rapley and Elaine Furda, 31 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by wife Mary Lou Przytulski, eight brothers and one sister. Visiting hours are Thursday, October 4th, 5-8 p.m. and Friday, October 5th, 2-8 p.m. at Young Funeral Home, China Twp. Funeral service Saturday, October 6th at 9 a.m. at Our Lady on the River Parish, Holy Cross Church, Marine City. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials to Sisters of Notre Dame, Our Lady on the River Parish or Knights of Columbus. www.youngcolonial.com