BECKER AUDREY M. Age 86, of Northville, passed away September 30, 2012. Born in Detroit in 1926, she married the late Wilfred Charles Becker in 1947. Their four children, Margaret (David) Gilbert, Gary (Stacey) Becker, Cristie Becker, MD, and Merilee (Robert) Zane survive, along with her sister, Barbara Gault, ten grand-children, and four great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Saturday, October 13 at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, 777 West Eight Mile Rd., Northville. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wilfred and Audrey Becker Scholarship in Industrial Design at Wayne State University, or to the Nature Conservancy Great Lakes Area www.nature.org. www.casterlinefuneralhome.com
CARLSON H. RICHARD "DICK" Age 80 of Rochester Hills, formerly of Troy. October 6, 2012. Loving husband of Nita. Dear father of Vicki (Rob) Gladstone and Kurt Carlson (Christopher Helmick). Cherished grandfather of Carrie Drummond. Brother of Jean (Tom) Jaske. Dick retired from GM after 32 years. He enjoyed golfing and was an avid U of M Fan. Funeral Service Thursday, October 11, 2012, 11 a.m. at the Potere-Modetz Funeral Home, 339 Walnut Blvd., Rochester. The family will receive friends Tuesday 4-8 p.m. and Wednesday 2-8 p.m. Interment White Chapel Cemetery. Suggested memorials to the Michigan Humane Society. Online guestbook www.modetzfuneralhomes.com
CONFLITTI DONNA (nee SCUGLIA) Passed away surrounded by her family, on October 7, 2012, at the age of 52 years. Dearest wife of Giancarlo. Cherished mother of Sabrina and husband Pietro and Antonella. Daughter to the late Frank and Concetta Scuglia. Daughter-in-law to Grazia and the late Luigi Conflitti. Dear sister of Mary Ann Hamm and the late Toni Scuglia. Loving sister-in-law to Guido and Rosa, Aldo and Loreta, Rosa and Tony, and Ezio. Donna will be missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Visiting at the WINDSOR CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME (Main Chapel), 253-7234, 1700 Tecumseh Rd. E. on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 from 7 - 9 p.m. and Thursday from 2 - 5 and 7 - 9 p.m. Prayers Thursday at 4:30 p.m. Funeral Service Friday, October 12, 2012 at 8:45 a.m. from the Funeral Home then to St. Angela Merici Church for Funeral Mass at 9:30 a.m. Entombment at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. In kindness, donations to the Windsor Regional Cancer Centre or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com
DUBRINSKY MARVIN Beloved husband of Adele Silver. Cherished father of Alan (Lauren) Dubrinsky, Jay (Karen) Dubrinksy, and Brian Dubrinsky. Loving Zayde of Hanna Dubrinsky, Ethan Misner, Max Dubrinsky, Arielle Dubrinsky, and the late Alexandra Misner. Son of Belle Dubrinsky and the late Samuel Dubrinsky. Brother of Phyllis (Arnold) Serlin. Also survived by Adele's children and grandchildren, Sandra and Manny Glazier, and Neil and Jennifer Silver, and their children, Michael and Zachary Glazier, and Matthew and Cody Silver. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, and his beloved extended family. SERVICES WERE HELD SUNDAY. ARRANGEMENTS BY THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020. INTERMENT WAS AT CLOVER HILL PARK CEMETERY. www.irakaufman.com
FRITZ MARK WAYNE of West Bloomfield, passed away October 2, 2012. Beloved son of Barbara Fritz and the late Charles Fritz. Brother of Tim (Ann), Jock (Patti), Niki Gleason (Kevin), Becky Willis, Charlie (Suzy), and cherished uncle of eighteen nieces and nephews. Mark enjoyed and excelled in a 37-year career in Broadcast Sales with ABC, FOX, and retired from Westwood One Radio Network in 2008. He was an accomplished acoustical guitarist and pianist, collected and sold museum grade antiques, enjoyed golf, landscape design and care, and played basketball throughout his entire life. The Walnut Lake area kids will sorely miss a 6'6" Mark playing Count Dracula at his front door on Halloween. For further information, please call A.J. Desmond & Sons, 248-362-2500.
LEAVITT JOANN CONCETTA Age 69, October 6, 2012. Loving mother of Michael (Sharon), Paul (Heather) and David. Dear grandmother of Benjamin and Brandon. Sister of Mary Lou (Jerry) Malinowski and the late Anthony Manfre. Also many cousins, neices, nephews and friends. Visitation Tuesday 3 to 9 p.m. with Rosary in the evening at the Northrop-Sassaman Funeral Home, 19091 Northville Rd., Northville. In state Wednesday 10 a.m. until time of Mass 10:30 a.m. Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, Northville.
POMPILIUS ANDREW KIRK Age 20 of Howell, passed away unexpectedly Friday, October 5, 2012. He was born November 26, 1991 in Howell. Beloved son of Kirk and Donna (Siemen) Pompilius. Dearest brother of Amanda. Also survived by his grandparents Charles and Norma Siemen of Hartland and Romulus and Maryanne Pompilus of Howell. He will also be missed by his numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, other family members, and friends. Andrew was a 2010 graduate of Howell High School where he competed in hockey and baseball. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing, hunting, and golfing. Currently he was enrolled at Lansing Community College and had previously attended Central Michigan University. He is a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 2099 N. Hacker Road, Howell where Mass of the Resurrection will take place on Wednesday, October 10, at 10:30 a.m. (in state 9:30-10:30 a.m.). Visitation will be Tuesday 2 to 8 p.m. with Scripture services 7 p.m. at MacDonald's Funeral Home, 315 N. Michigan Avenue, Howell (517)546-2800. Interment will be In Lakeside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to Livingston Chapter of NAMI of Michigan, P.O. Box 161, Hartland, MI 48353. Please sign the family's online guestbook at www.macdonaldsfuneralhome.com.
SCHULZ LORENZO J. October 4, 2012. Age 23. Beloved son of Lisa Schulz and Lorian Scarchilli. Dear grandson of Nona and Opa Schulz and Nonna and the late Nonno Scarchilli. Nephew of Paula (Russ) Mathieu, Sylvan Scarchilli and Noemi (Eric) Martoni. Visitation at the Sterling Heights Chapel of the Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 13650 East Fifteen Mile Road (at Schoenherr) Tuesday 2-9 p.m. Funeral Wednesday, in state 9:30 a.m. at King of Kings Lutheran Church, 47500 Schoenherr, Shelby Township until time of Service 10:00 a.m. "Don't be sad for me, one last kiss." Memories shared at www.bcfh.com
TALIAFERRO PRISCELLA FRANCES, born July 17, 1923 died October 1, 2012, age 89. Married to the late Lucien Taliaferro. Mother of Reginald, Chowke, Gregory, Denise, Mildred, Bernadette, Robert and Mario. Grandmother of 27 and great-grandmother of 22. Arrangements handled by the James Cole Funeral Home. Viewing Wednesday, October 10, 6-8 p.m. Funeral Mass at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1000 Rivard St., Detroit, MI on Thursday, October 11 at 11 a.m.
WALDROP VIRGINIA T. Age 84, of Canton, died peacefully on October 5, 2012. Preceded in death by her husbands Donald Jagusch, Charles Wyman, Charles Waldrop, and a son, Peter Jagusch. She is survived by her children Linda (Jim) Wate, Steve (Lisa) Jagusch, Tim (Kathy) Jagusch, Cynthia (Dennis) Toth, Kathleen Watson; 17 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren, extended family and dear friends. A Funeral Mass will be held at Church of the Holy Spirit, 3700 N. Harvey Lake Rd., Highland on Tuesday, October 9 at 10 a.m. Fr. Leo Lulko to officiate. Burial St. Hedwig Cemetery. Friends may visit at the Church 9 a.m. until time of Service. For further information, please call Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors at 248-684-6645, or visit www.LynchFuneralDirectors.com.
WIDMAIER WILLIAM E. Age 89, lifelong resident of Northville, passed away October 6, 2012. Beloved husband of the late Dorothy. Dear brother of Loretta Sloan, Doris Bonner, Richard (Doris) Widmaier, Ernest (Margaret) Widmaier, and the late Thomas H. Widmaier. Adored uncle of many nieces and nephews. He was a proud member of the VFW Post 4012. Visitation Tuesday 5-8 p.m. Funeral Service Wednesday 11 a.m. at Casterline Funeral Home, 122 W. Dunlap, Northville. In lieu of flowers, contributions to VFW Post 4012, Rural Hill Cemetery Fund, 438 S. Main, Northville, MI 48167.
WOLLENWEBER BR. LEO (LEE) O.F.M., Cap. age 95 passed away on October 5, 2012. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Selina (Stauch) Wollenweber and two brothers, Dean and Richard Wollenweber. He is survived by his sister, Mary Lou Lietzau of Houston, TX, many loving nieces, nephews, and by his Capuchin Brothers of the Province of St. Joseph. Br. Leo was born in Detroit, MI on September 6, 1917 and was a 1935 graduate of St. Martin High School. He was invested in the Capuchin Order on May 17, 1940 and perpetually professed on May 18, 1944. Br. Leo worked many years as the Assistant Novice Master for the Brothers' Novitiate. He also ministered as the Porter and Secretary to Fr. Solanus Casey at St. Bonaventure Monastery in Detroit, and was later on staff at Capuchin Retreat in Washington, MI. Since 1974 he served as the Vice Postulator for the Cause of Venerable Fr. Solanus Casey. Family will receive visitors Sunday 1-8 p.m. at Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home, Inc., 16300 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe Park, and Monday 10:30 a.m.- 7 p.m. at St. Bonaventure Monastery, 1740 Mt. Elliott, Detroit. Rosary Monday at 7 p.m. Funeral Tuesday; In state 10:00 a.m. until the time of the Mass of the Resurrection 1:30 p.m. at St. Bonaventure Monastery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Capuchin Province of St. Joseph, 1820 Mt. Elliott St., Detroit, MI 48207. Light a candle and share a memory at: www.verheyden.org