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.
ANTON ZOEL Age 81, October 3, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Gus. Loving mother of Georgia (Peter) Malliaras and the late James. Dearest grandmother of George and Gus Malliaras. She and her husband were the owners of New Hellas Café in Greektown. Visitation Sunday 4-8 p.m. with a Trisagion 7 p.m. at Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home, Inc., 16300 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe Park. Funeral Monday, in state 9:30 a.m. until the time of the funeral 10:00 a.m. at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 707 E. Lafayette, Detroit. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Light a candle and share a memory at: www.verhdyen.org .
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.
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.
BORIN JACK Beloved husband of 70 years of Belle Borin. Cherished father of Cheryl (Ron) Riback, Dr. Andrew (Lori Moore) Borin, Bonnie Borin Riback and Joyce (Larry) Sherman. Loving grandfather of Benjamin (Jennifer) Riback, Michael Riback, Jason Riback, Lauren (Jason) Garfield, Heather (fiance Steven Duke) Borin, Katie Borin, Zachary and Ilana Riback, Jordan, Dustin, Darrien, Jolie and Jared Sherman. Proud great-grandfather of Ava, Ella and Jacob Riback, and Lyla Garfield. Dear brother of Bernice (the late Ted) Boorman, the late Ben (the late Paulette) Borin, the late Dr. Maurice (the late Julia) Borin, the late William Borin and the late Ralph (the late Phyllis) Borin. Brother-in-law of Bette Borin. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. SERVICES 1:30 P.M. FRIDAY AFTERNOON AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020. INTERMENT AT CLOVER HILL PARK CEMETERY. www.irakaufman.com
BORLACE JOAN Age 74 of Clay Twp., Harsens Island, Michigan, passed away October 3, 2012. Joan joins in heaven Clifford "Nip" Borlace, beloved husband of 54 years. Funeral Service will be held at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 404 E. Liberty, Milford, Monday at 10 a.m. with Fr. Jack Baker officiating. Burial Milford Memorial Cemetery. Friends may visit on Sunday 2-7 p.m. For further information, phone Lynch & Sons at 248-684-6645 or visit www.LynchFuneralDirectors.com.
CANNON PETER "RANDY" Age 61, of Canton, died October 2, 2012. Randy is survived by his son, Dave (Courtney) Cannon; sister, Joyce Hutchins and brother, Daniel (Melissa) Cannon; and numerous nieces and nephews. Peter was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Delight Cannon. Funeral Service Monday, October 8, 2012, 12:00 noon at the Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, 23720 Farmington Rd., (between 9-10 Mile Rds., just N of Grand River), downtown Farmington (248-474-5200). Randy's family will receive guests Monday 9 a.m. until the noon service. Memorial tributes suggested to Disabled Veterans Association, dav.org. heeney-sundquist.com
CLARK KAREN born October 11th, 1951 in Fairview Park, Ohio to Ann Kierczynski. A graduate of Fairview Park High School and Akron Secretarial Institute. Careers as Administrative Assistant, Legal Secretary and Executive Secretary in New York and Washington D.C. Married May 24th, 1976 to J. Thomas Clark, former Chairman (retired) of BBDO Detroit and Vice Chairman of BBDO Worldwide. Surviving are her husband and sons Spencer, Scott and Cole all of Michigan, and her brother Robert Kierczynski of Ohio. Mrs. Clark a devoted mother, wife, and friend, was very active in many Southeastern Michigan Charities including Hospice, The Leukemia Society, the Boys and Girls Club, Red Cross, and the JP McCarthy Foundation to name a few. She and her husband Tom were honored as Co-Chair's of the Junior Diabetes Foundation "Evening of Brilliance" in 1990, the B'Nai Brith Great American Traditions Award the same year, and the Boys and Girls Club of SE Michigan "In Celebration" Award in 2000. A Mass and Memorial will be celebrated on Monday, October 8th at 11am at St. Hugo of the Hills Stone Chapel, 2215 Opdyke Road in Bloomfield Hills. No Charity contributions are requested, Altar flowers for the Mass are encouraged and may be delivered to the chapel Monday after 10a.m. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
CRAWFORD EMMA M. Age 92, of Auburn Hills, passed away peacefully on October 3, 2012. Beloved wife of the late George Crawford. Dear mother of Madeleine (Gerald) Bernadotte, Lawrence and Douglas Crawford. Devoted grandmother to 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services were held. Please leave condolences at www.pixleyfh.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.
FERRIS WALTER RICHARD "GENE" age 88 of Livonia. Beloved husband of Wathena Jane Ferris of 38 years. Loving father of Janine (Tony) Valentini and Karen Ferris. Dear grandfather of Gina Valentini and Giuseppi "Joe" Valentini. Cherished brother of Anne Ferris. He leaves behind many loving family and friends. Walter was a proud WWII veteran who served in the Central Pacific Ground Combat unit and received a special marksman award. He loved life and was loved by everyone he met. Visitation will take place at Fred Wood Funeral Home, 36100 5 Mile Rd. (E. of Levan) Livonia; Saturday 1-9 pm and Sunday 1-9pm. The funeral service will be held at First Church of the Nazarene, 21260 Haggerty Rd., Northville, Monday 10 am visiting, 11am service. In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial contributions be made to Walter's favorite organizations on www.fredwoodfuneralhome.com
FISCHER GERALD, 73, from Garden City passed away on October 3rd from a couragious battle with Cancer. He is survived by his loving wife Paulette; four children: Jerry Jr. (Cheryl), Patrick (Stacey). Danielle (Michael) and Shawn. Gerald has 15 wonderful grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Also survived by brother Gary, sisters Gina and Gaye and step-mother Ruth. Visitation today 2-8 p.m., service Saturday 11:30 a.m. at Santeiu & Son, Garden City. Gerald will be laid to rest at Mt. Hope Memorial Gardens, Livonia.
GUBANCHE ANN I. Age 95 of Rochester Hills, October 3, 2012. Wife of the late John J. Gubanche. Dear mother of John (Margaret) Gubanche, Linda Gubanche, and Peggy Schwartz. Also survived by eight grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral Service Monday 11:00 a.m. (In state at 10:00 a.m.) at Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 1892 Auburn Road, Rochester Hills, MI 48307 with visitation Saturday 2-6:00 p.m. and Sunday 2-8:00 p.m. at Pixley Funeral Home, 322 W. University Dr., Rochester, MI 48307. Memorial contributions may be made to the church or Grace Hospice, 25786 Commerce Dr. Ste. B, Madison Heights, MI 48071. Please leave condolences at www.pixleyfh.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
JASON DAVID S. October 1, 2012. Age 65. Beloved husband of Mary. Loving father of David "DJ", Shawn and Shannon. Brother of Monica Hewson and Jim (Denise). Survived by many nieces and nephews. Visitation Saturday 2-8 p.m., Sunday 12-8 p.m. Rosary Sunday 4 p.m. at Sajewski Funeral Home, 19111 W. Warren. Visitation Monday 9:30 a.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Church until time of Mass, 10:00 a.m. Interment St. Hedwig Cemetery. www.sajewskifh.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.
LEACH CLARICE A. Age 90, October 4, 2012. Beloved wife of the late William. Loving mother of Heide "Terry" Leach. Also survived by many loving family members. Visitation Sunday 3-9 p.m. at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 1/2 Mile Road). Funeral service Monday at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Please share memories at www.Temrowski.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
LIRETTE FLORENCE L., age 87, October 3, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Roland. Dearest mother of Linda (Gale) Armstrong, Pat (Tom) Kubus, Irene (Larry) Gauthier, and Carol (the late Brad) Brumfield. Loving grand-mother of six grandsons, and great grandmother of six. Visitation Friday 2-8 p.m. at McCabe Funeral Home, 851 N. Canton Center Rd., Canton. In state Saturday 10:15 a.m. until time of Mass 11:00 a.m. at Resurrection Catholic Church, 48755 Warren Rd., Canton. Memorial contributions may be directed to Wayne Co. Library for the Blind, 30555 Michigan Ave., Westland, MI 48186. www.mccabefuneralhome.com
LITTLE MARY M. (nee STORCH) Age 90, of Huntington Woods, passed away October 3, 2012. Beloved wife of the late George (1986). Loving mother of Tim (Ann) Little, Kathleen (John) Mulligan, and Peggy Little Spilker. Dear sister of the late Jim (Carol) Storch and Shirley (Bill) Zimmerman. Proud grandmother of Daniel, Christopher, Brian, and Kelly and great-grandmother of Evan, Claire, and Owen. The family will receive friends Saturday 4-9 p.m. and Sunday 2-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Scripture at the Sawyer-Fuller Funeral Home, 2125 12 Mile Rd. (2 Blks W. of Woodward) Berkley. Mrs. Little will lie in state Monday 10:30 a.m. until the time of Mass 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of La Salette Catholic Church, 2600 Harvard Rd. (1/2 Mile N. of 11 Mile at Coolidge) Berkley. Burial, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield. Memorials may be made to the Capuchins and/or the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Share your memories at www.sawyerfuller.com
MARTLOCK DEBORAH October 2, 2012 age 61. Beloved wife of Martin. Loving mother of Amanda. Dear sister of Mary Lou Ansari, Denis Janes, Fran Brandi, Patrick Janes, Janet Janes-Leaton. Aunt of many loving nieces and nephews. Visitation on Saturday, October 6th, 9 am until funeral liturgy at 9:30 am at Holy Family Church, 24505 Meadowbrook Rd., Novi. Online condolences: www.obriensullivanfuneralhome.com
MATHEWS LOWELL G. "BUD", age 86, of Rochester, October 4, 2012. A U.S. Navy veteran and a retired Engineer with General Motors. Beloved husband of the late Joan. Dear father of Mark (Deborah) Mathews and Ruth Ann (Joseph) Gorang. Loving grandfather of David and Allen. Companion of the late Mary Jean Myers. Funeral service 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at First Congregational Church, 1315 N. Pine Street in Rochester. Visitation Sunday and Monday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at PIXLEY FUNERAL HOME, 322 W. University Drive in downtown Rochester. Memorial contributions in Bud's name may be directed to the First Congregational Church of Rochester. www.pixleyfh.com
McCALL JOSEPH C., age 56, October 3, 2012. Beloved husband of Lisa Marie. Dearest father of Kristin and Tricia . Loving grandfather of Joseph McCall II. Cherished brother of Beth, Maureen, Timothy, Maria, Christine, and John. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visitation Friday 3-8 p.m., Rosary 7:00 p.m. at McCabe Funeral Home, 851 N. Canton Center Rd., Canton. In State Saturday 10:30 a.m. until time of Mass 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, 47650 N. Territorial Rd., Plymouth. www.mccabefuneralhome.com
MEAGHER LOIS ELAINE Age 91, of Traverse City and formerly of Waterford Twp., passed away peacefully Sunday, September 30, 2012. Lois was born on October 15, 1920, to the late Samuel and Myrtle (Hayes) Kirby in Duluth, MN. Lois is survived by her loving husband of 73 years, Peter Meagher II of Traverse City; five children, Kirby "Skip" (Janet) Meagher, Joan (Alan Reiner) Meagher Bacon, Peter (Martha) Meagher III, Kathy (Jason) Hunt and Timothy Meagher; 15 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; as well as many other loving family members and friends. Lois was preceded in death by her parents; and a daughter, Patricia Crake-Hardy. A Funeral Mass will take place at 11 a.m. on Friday, October 5, 2012 at the St. Francis Catholic Church, with Visitation one hour prior. The Rev. Kenneth Stachnik will officiate at the church. Graveside Committal Services will be held at All Saints Cemetery in Waterford, MI on Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 1 p.m. Memorial contributions may be directed to Grand Traverse Area Catholic Schools. The family is being served by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, of Traverse City. For a complete obituary and to share thoughts with the family visit www.reynolds-jonkhoff.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.
PASFIELD LESLIE Age 93. Beloved husband of the late Genevieve. Loving father of Joseph (Christina), Betty (the late Jim) Sieting, John (Mary), William (Ruth), Michael (Tracey), and Leslie (Dale) Schaefer. Grandfather of 17. Great-grandfather of 18. Brother of William (Daisy) Kyte. Visitation Friday 3 - 8 p.m. with Funeral Service Saturday 10:30 a.m. at Charles R. Step Funeral Home, 18425 Beech Daly (between 6 and 7 Mile). Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Contributions to Angela Hospice appreciated. Condolences to CharlesStepFuneralHome.com
PERLISKEY DOROTHY Age 81. October 4, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Walter Perliskey. Loving mother of Walter (Lisa), Ronald (the late Tracy), and the late Douglas. Dear grammie of Wally. Sister of Kenneth (Margie) Stalinski, and the late Marion (Marvin) Stadwick. Also survived by her dear niece Fran (Mark) Dolata, her sister-in-law Helen, as well as many other nieces, nephews, and friends and her beloved Lilo and Stitch. Visitation Saturday 2-8 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. until time of Funeral Service 12 Noon at Edward Swanson and Son Funeral Home, 30351 Dequindre (S. of 13 Mile Road) Madison Heights. edwardswansonandsonfuneralhome.com
REHS ELEANOR (nee ZUK) Age 86. October 4, 2012. Wife of the late Marvin Rehs. Beloved mother of Ken (Sunny), Dave, Rick, and Darlene (Jim) Little. Loving grandma of Dennis and Lynn (Jason) Hubenschmidt. Great-grandma of Brady Hubenschmidt. Dear sister of Jean Sheptoski, Delphine Bunch, Anna Kwiatkowski, and the late Tom Zuk. Visitation will take place at Hackett-Metcalf Funeral Home, 2640 Monroe Blvd. (near W. Outer Dr.) Dearborn, Sunday 1 p.m.-9 p.m. with a Rosary at 7 p.m. In state Monday at St. Sebastian Catholic Church, 3965 Merrick Street in Dearborn Heights, 10:30 a.m. until the time of Mass at 11 a.m.
RICHARDSON WILLIAM C. Age 54 of Sterling Heights, Michigan passed away Monday, October 1, 2012. Survived by William Jr. (Trisha), Nicholas, and Brian. Visitation Friday, 2-9 p.m. Service at the funeral home Saturday 10am at Spaulding & Curtin Funeral Directors, 500 W. 9 Mile Rd, Ferndale, MI 48220 (248) 544-0500. In lieu of flowers, donations to the family appreciated.
RZEPPA DOROTHY Age 85. October 3, 2012. Loving wife of the late Norbert. Dear mother of Norbert (Melinda) Rzeppa and Tish (the late Douglas) Germain. Dorothy was a lifelong member of the VFW, and held many different positions throughout the years. Dorothy was also an active member of St. Hyacinth Catholic Church, the Daughters of Isabella, the Parish Council, and the St. Hyacinth Seniors. Visitation Friday 5-9 p.m. with a Rosary 6:30 p.m. at the Wasik Funeral Home, Inc. 11470 Thirteen Mile Road (West of Hoover), Warren. In state Saturday 9:30 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass 10 a.m. at St. Hyacinth Catholic Church, 3151 Farnsworth (corner of McDougall), Detroit. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Dorothy's family or the VFW National Home are preferred. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.wasikfuneralhome.com
SCHWARTZ ROBERT Beloved husband of Betty Schwartz and the late Gertrude Schwartz. Dearest brother-in-law of Frances Schwartz. Dear brother of the late Al Schwartz and the late Sidney (the late Lorraine) Schwartz. Also remembered by many loving nieces, nephews, family members and friends. GRAVESIDE SERVICES TODAY 3:30 PM AT GLEN EDEN CEMETERY, LIVONIA. ARRANGEMENTS BY THE DORFMAN CHAPEL, FARMINGTON HILLS, 248-406-6000 OR VISIT www.thedorfmanchapel.com
SIMON REFKA Age 82, October 3, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Anthony. Loving mother of Mona, John, Lawrence (Virginia) and Ronald (Kristine) Simon. Loving grandmother of Jenna, Jacob, Joseph and Anthony. Dear sister of Sue Stchyrba and Louie Bou-Sleiman. She was predeceased by her parents Bakhos and Latifa, and her brothers and sisters Mahab, Betty, Joseph, Mason, and Terese. Visitation Sunday 3-9 pm with Rosary 7:00 pm, A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Ave. at Vernier Rd., Grosse Pointe Woods. In state Monday 9:30 am until time of Mass 10:00 am, Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 467 Fairford, Grosse Pointe Woods. ahpeters.com
SMITH MARGARET MARY Age 87, September 30, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Edward Smith. Loving mother of Martin (Sandie) and James Whalen, Sandra, Ronald and Greg Smith. Dear grandmother of five. Also survived by five brothers and three sisters. A Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, October 5, 2012, at 11:30 a.m. at St. Mel's Catholic Church, 7506 Inkster Rd., Dearborn Heights, MI 48127. Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Mel's Catholic Church. Share a memory of Margaret at www.cremationmichigan.com.
SPIEWAK STANLEY J. born June 6,1922. Beloved husband of the late Bernice. Father of Sandra, Stanley, Gregory, Timothy, Dale, and Dennis. Grandfather of nine and great grandfather of seven. Graduate of Cass Tech High School, veteran of WWII, Master Electrician and owner of Spiewak Electric for over forty years, musician and member of the Detroit Aero Modelers remote control flying club. A gathering will occur at the airfield he so enjoyed and cared for at Detroit's Rouge Park, Joy and Spinoza, at noon, October 6.
SUDA THOMAS C., age 92, of Lathrup Village, died October 3, 2012. Beloved husband of the late Kathyra. Loving father of Cathy K. Suda and the late Cynthia Nuspel. Dear brother of Eugene Suda and Lillian Rothchild. Proud grandfather of John and Patrick Iwanski. Also survived by many other family members and friends. Visitation Sunday 2-8 p.m. at the Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 705 W 11 Mile Rd. (4 blks. E of Woodward), Royal Oak. In state Monday 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass 10 a.m. at the National Shrine of the Little Flower, Royal Oak. Memorials to Angela Hospice appreciated. Share your memories at www.sullivanfuneraldirectors.com.
SURMA ANNA Age 89. October 2, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Frank V. Loving mother of Nancy Ann Surma, O.S.F., Frank I. (Diane), Gregory T. (Mary Jo) and Maria (Gerald) Kuhn. Proud grandmother of JoAnn, Aaron, Janine and Alex. Visitation Friday 3-9 p.m. with 7 p.m. Scripture Service at Jarzembowski Funeral Home, 18957 W. Warren Ave. (at Artesian). Funeral Saturday, in state 9 a.m. followed by 9:30 a.m. Mass of the Resurrection at SS. Peter & Paul Church (Westside). Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Family suggests donations to Sisters of St. Francis, Sylvania, Ohio or Angela Hospice. Share memories at www.jarzembowskifuneralhome.com
THORSBY NORMA JANE, age 77 of Madison Heights, Michigan passed away October 3, 2012 at William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak. She was born October 24, 1934 in Benton, Kentucky. Norma is survived by her loving husband, Keith Thorsby whom she married on July 7, 1956. Dear mother of Charles (Melissa) Thorsby, Norma Zamenski, Sue (Bill) Cassavoy and Karen Coleman. Grandmother of 11 and great-grandmother of seven. Sister of Phyllis (Bud) Peterson and her twin, Lorna June (Paul) Broder. Many nieces, nephews and dear friends. Norma loved to crochet and spend time with her siblings, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be missed by all. Visitation on Sunday, October 7th from 3-9 p.m. Funeral services on Monday, October 8th at 12:00 Noon at Hopcroft Funeral Home, 31145 John R. Road, Madison Heights, MI. Burial at Christian Memorial Cemetery, Rochester Hills, Michigan. www.hopcroftfuneraldirectors.com
WEBER BARBARA JEAN Age 77, of South Lyon (formerly of Redford), passed away September 30, 2012 in Naples, FL. Born March 15, 1935, in Detroit, to the late Louis and Dorothy (Noble) Lanier. She married Gerald Weber on June 22, 1957. Beloved wife and mother, she is survived by her husband and four children: Dorothy (Darrell) Korzym, Danita Weber, Dennis Weber, and Darice Weber. She is also survived by her grandson, Derek, and her sister, Beverly. Visitation will be held on Sunday, October 7, from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Home, 122 West Lake Street, South Lyon, with a Scripture Service at 7 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, October 8, at 11 a.m., at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 830 S. Lafayette, South Lyon, with final Visitation at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow at South Lyon Cemetery. Online guestbook www.phillipsfuneral.com.
ZAKAR ELIZABETH ANNE (ORZEL) Age 49, a resident of Troy since 1993 formerly of Detroit, passed away on October 2, 2012. Beloved wife of Tom Zakar, whom she married on September 1, 1985 in Southfield. Loving and proud mother of Kyle and Megan Zakar. Dear daughter of the late Frank Orzel and the late Rose Kaled-Orzel. Dear daughter-in-law of Souad Zakar (the late Zaki). Dear sister of John Orzel (Angie), Frank Orzel, Michael Orzel, Cecelia Clark (Randy), Rosemary Hanna, Sharon Chisholm (Matthew), Mary Calis (David), Rita Griffor (Mark), Veronica "Chris" Moloci (Mark) and Joann Mayer (Albert). Elizabeth was a member of St. Anastasia Catholic Church, loved spending time with her family and friends and will be missed by all the lives she touched. Visitation Sunday 2-8 p.m. at Price Funeral Home, 3725 Rochester Road (between Big Beaver and Wattles Roads), Troy, (248) 689-0700. Scripture Service Sunday, 7 p.m. at funeral home. Funeral Mass will be Monday, October 8, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. with family and friends gathering at 9 a.m. at St. Anastasia Catholic Church, 4571 John R. Road, Troy. Share memories at www.pricefuneralhome.net