AUSTIN ROBERT 89, died October 1, 2012 at home. Born in Hamilton Ontario, Canada on May 20, 1923, the son of William and Ellen (Woolhouse) Austin. Bob married Marion (Mickey) Gregerson on June 17, 1949. Survived by wife, son and four daughters. Also by 13 beloved grandchildren and three precious great-grand-children. Robert became an American Citizen upon entering the U.S. Army in 1943. He served with the 10th Mountain Division during the Italian Campaign. Cremation has taken place, per his wishes;a private family gathering will be held next summer. If desired, contributions can be made to B.A.C.N, or the Salvation Army. Arrangements by Jowett Family Funeral Homes.
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.
JASON DAVID S. October 1, 2012. Age 65. Beloved husband of Mary. Loving father of David "DJ", Shawn and Shannon. Brother of Monica (Dean) Hewson and Tim (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
KARLEN MARY RITA (FENN) December 24, 1923- October 1, 2012. Loving grandmother to seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Pre-deceased by her husband, Albert and daughters, Carol and Karen. She spent her life devoted to her family. Private service for family. Interment at Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton Township.
KARSNICK RICHARD EDWARD Age 86 of Traverse City, died Thursday, October 4, 2012 at Bortz Health Care Facility in Traverse City. Richard was born on November 5, 1925 in Detroit, MI. He was an active member of the Knights of Columbus Council 13432 of Kingsley. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII, and was a lifelong baker. Richard was a gentle man whose family meant everything to him. Arrangements by Covell Funeral Home Kingsley MI.
ORLANDO JOHN long time employee of F. Jos. Lamb Co. died peacefully in the presence of family at his home in Lachine, Michigan on May 28, 2012. A memorial service is planned for Sunday, October 21, 2012. Please call 586-948-8437 for details.
SEGEL SARA LEE Beloved wife of the late Louis Segel. Cherished mother of Lenny (Lynn Keiden-Segel) Segel and Mark (Carol Graff Segel) Segel. Proud grandmother of Alec, Ari and Blake Segel. Loving sister-in-law of Barton Cohn. Dear sister of the late Al Eichler, the late Lydia Cohn and the late Shirley Fox. Devoted daughter of the late Edward and the late Lucy Eichler. SERVICES 12:30 P.M. SUNDAY AFTERNOON AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020. INTERMENT AT ADAT SHALOM MEMORIAL PARK. www.irakaufman.com
SMITH RUTH A. May 11, 1912-October 4, 2012. Loved and welcomed home by her parents, Frank and Agnes McFarland; husband George E. Smith; daughter Diane VanAkin; son David; and granddaughter Deborah Friday. Greatly missed by her beloved children and extended family, Jane and Tom Heden, Franklin Smith, Elaine and Paul Escamilla, Dennis VanAkin, Gerald and Margaret Smith, George H. Smith, Mark and Cindy Smith, Roland and Vicki Smith, and Marilyn and Dale Sterling. Adoring grandchildren, Andrea and Scott Fletcher, Jon and Aimee Heden, Cindy and Bob Grysko, Brian Escamilla, Michele Winger, Jason and Jenny Smith, Noel and Loribeth Smith, Laura and Adam Coffman, Britteny Smith, Scott Smith, Katie Sterling, and Kevin Sterling. Loving great-grandchildren, Emily Fletcher, Cameron Fletcher, Ashley Heden, Robert Grysko, Paul Grysko, Steven Grysko, RayJ Friday, Michael Friday, Jennifer Friday, Nolan Smith, Evan Smith, Gannon Smith, Chase Smith, Blakely Smith, Caeden Coffman, Aevry Coffman, and great-great-grandson, Jeremy Paul. Ruth will also be missed by many loving nieces and nephews. Memorial gathering Sunday 11 a.m. until time of Memorial Service 12 p.m. at the John K. Solosy Funeral Home, 3206 Fort St., Lincoln Park, (313) 383-1870. Memorial donation to Angela Hospice would be greatly appreciated. www.SolosyFuneralHome.com
STANIEVICH FR. WALTER J. 92, October 5, 2012. Survived by Sister-in-law Aldona (the late John) Stanievich, loving nephews, Dr. John (Maria) Stanievich, George (Karen) Stanievich, niece Christine and beloved great-nephews John, Robert and Joseph. Cherished great-niece Rebecca (Jason) Viola also survive. Preceded in death by nephew Robert Stanievich. Father Stanievich was born on February 3, 1920, in Hamtramck, Michigan and became an ordained priest for the Archdiocese of Detroit on October 26, 1946. Fr. Stanievich's many assignments included serving as associate pastor at St. Clement Parish, Warren; St. Patrick Parish, Wyandotte; Holy Innocents Parish, Roseville; and St. Vincent Parish, Detroit. In addition, Fr. Stanievich served as administrator at St. Anthony (Lithuanian) Parish, Detroit; St. Peter Lithuanian Parish, Detroit; St. Paschal Baylon Parish, Taylor; St. Sylvester Parish, Warren; St. Perpetua Parish, Waterford; St. Henry Parish, Lincoln Park; St. Francis Xavier Parish, Ecorse; and as pastor at St. Anthony (Lithuanian) Parish, Detroit and St. Mark Parish, Warren. Visitation will take place at E. J. Mandziuk & Son Funeral Directors (586-757-3563), 22642 Ryan Road (one blk. S. of 9 Mile), Warren on Sunday, October 7, from 3-9 p.m. and Monday from 1-9 p.m. with a vigil service at 7 p.m. Father Stanievich will lie in repose on Tuesday, October 9, at St. Mark Parish Church, 4401 Bart Avenue, Warren from 10:00 a.m. until the celebration of his funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield, MI. In lieu of flowers donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
TALON ANNE Beloved wife of 69 years of Theodore Talon. Cherished mother of Linda (Dr. Robert) Michaels, Dr. Neil (the late Pamela) Talon. Loving grammy of Jennifer (Christopher) Donofrio, Rory Michaels, Melissa (David) Field, Stephanie Talon and Jaclyn Talon. Proud great-grandmother of Colten Rhys Donofrio. Sister of the late Dr. Sander (the late Adrianne) Raizin. Devoted daughter of the late Rose and the late Louis Raizin. GRAVESIDE SERVICES 11:30 AM SUNDAY MORNING AT ADAT SHALOM MEMORIAL PARK. ARRANGEMENTS BY THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL 248-569-0020. www.irakaufman.com.
TOBOLSKI ROBERT "BOB" Suddenly on October 3, 2012. Age 80. Beloved husband of the late Veronica. Loving father of Roberta, Karen, Robert , Lynn, and Pam. Proud and loving grandpa of six, and great-grandpa of two. Dear brother of Butch and the late Dorothy, Lottie, John, Tony and Ray. Visitation Sunday 2-8 pm with a 7 pm Rosary at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Funeral Mass Monday 9:30 am at St. Blase Catholic Church, 12151 15 Mile Rd. (at Dodge Park).
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.
YOKOM DONALD DEAN 94, of Portage MI, passed away Thursday, October 4, 2012. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, October 6, 2012 at the Life Story Funeral Home, Betzler, 6080 Stadium Drive, Kalamazoo, (375-2900) at 12 noon. The family will receive friends 30 minutes prior to the service and at a lunch in the Life Story Center immediately following. Please visit Donald's memory page at www.lifestorynet.com archive a memory, view photos, or sign his memory book before coming to the funeral home.