ARMITAGE PHALLE L. (NEE POTTER) October 8, 2012 in Westlake, Ohio. Age 76 formerly of Bloomfield Hills. Longtime registered nurse in private practice in the Detroit area. Wife of the late Matthew J. Dear mother of Sarah L. Zawodny (Timothy), Michael J. (Felisita), Douglas J. and the late Matthew C. Loving grandmother of Rebecca, Joshua, Rachel, Joseph, Brady, Noelle, Tayt, Alexandra and Jacob. The family appreciates the loving care at Ames Family Hospice. Also survived by her cat, Winston. Family will receive friends at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward (between 13-14 Mile), Thursday 2-8p.m. Scripture service 7p.m. Funeral Mass Friday 10:30a.m. at St. Regis Church, 3695 Lincoln at Lahser, Bloomfield Hills. Visitation at church begins at 10a.m. Memorial tributes to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital or Capuchin Soup Kitchen View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
BLAIR STANLEY B., Age 89. Loving husband of Lela. Beloved father of Janice (James) Taylor and the late Paul Blair. Dear step father of Kim Charters and Stacy Krynski. Brother of Lucille Chandler. Seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren also survive. Preceded by brother-in-law Harry Chandler. Funeral services with full Military Honors Friday 11am in the Harold W. Vick Funeral Home, 140 South Main, Mt. Clemens. Visitation Thursday in the funeral home 2-8pm. Contributions to wishes of the family. View full obituary at www.vickfuneralhome.com
BLAQUIERE SISTER THERESA, R.S.M. October 5, 2012, age 76. Dear sister of Norman (Wilma), Dan (Mary), Rita (Jim) Butkovitch, and Cecile (Bill) Brown. Also survived by many nieces and nephews, Sisters of Mercy, and numerous friends. Welcome Home Monday 3:00 pm with a Prayer Service 7:00 pm at Mercy Center, 28650 W. 11 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. Funeral Mass Tuesday, (today) 10:30 am at Mercy Center Chapel. Arrangements by McCabe Funeral Home. www.mccabefuneralhome.com
BROWN DOLLY DUNITZ Beloved wife of 61 years of the late Bernard B. Brown. Cherished mother of Connie (Tom) Glaser, Richard Brown and the late Barbara Berlin. Mother-in-law of Dr. Alan Berlin. Loving grandma Dolly of Amy Berlin, Jeffrey Berlin, Andrew Berlin, Russell Glaser and Max Glaser. Proud great grandmother of Ethan Moscot. Devoted daughter of the late Max and the late Ethel Dunitz. Dear sister of the late Shirley L. Dunitz, the late Daniel B. Dunitz and the late Saul G. Dunitz. SERVICES 3:00 P.M. WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON IN THE DAVIDSON/HERMELIN CHAPEL AT CLOVER HILL PARK CEMETERY. ARRANGEMENTS BY THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL. 248-569-0020. www.irakaufman.com.
BUGLIESI ANTHONY J., JR. October 6, 2012. Age 83. Beloved husband of the late Lena. Dear father of Linda (Joseph) Sengstock, Anthony (Kathy) III, Martha (the late Larry) Kross, Joseph, Maria (Mark) Wilson and Liza (Daniel) Rogers. Grand father of 15 and 12 great-grandchildren. Brother of Sr. Martha, Dominick, Josephine and Rosemary. Visitation at the Sterling Heights Chapel of the Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 13650 East Fifteen Mile Road (at Schoenherr) Wednesday 2-9 p.m. Funeral Thursday 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Donations to Hospice of Michigan or Little Sisters of the Poor would be appreciated. Memories shared at www.bcfh.com
CHAPMAN GERALD E. 88, of Farmington and West Bloomfield, lifelong member of the Detroit Golf Club, died October 7, 2012. Gerald is survived by his children, Larry (Cheryl) Chapman, Rick (Kathy) Chapman, Wendy (Bart) Murdock; grandchildren, Lauren, Cameron, Paige, Jody, Rachel, Bryan and Emily; great grandchildren, Doug III, Paisley and Peyton; brother-in-law, Lynn Range. Gerald was preceded in death by his wife, Carol Flanigan Chapman and his sister, Dorothy Jean. Memorial Service Thursday, October 11, 10 am, at the Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, 23720 Farmington Rd., (between 9-10 Mile Rds., just N. of Grand River), downtown Farmington (248-474-5200). Visitation Wednesday 4-8 pm. Memorial tributes suggested to Wounded Warrior Project, woundedwarriorproject.org heeney-sundquist.com
CLYNE CATHERINE E. (NEE JANICE) October 6, 2012. The caregiver of others is now in the care of her God. Left behind suddenly to carry on her love are her husband Michael, children: Caitlin Erin and Sean Padraic. Predec-eased by Stanley John and Evelyn Lennon Janice. Also survived by Lee (Patricia), Elizabeth and Edward. Memorial Gathering Thursday, October 11, 3-9 p.m. at the Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home, 16300 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe, MI 48230. Funeral liturgy Friday at 12 noon at the Capuchin Monastery, 1820 Mt. Elliot Street, Detroit, MI 48207. In lieu of flowers, please remember Catherine with donations to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen. Light a candle and share a memory at www.verheyden.org.
FRANK CLARENCE N. "RED" October 7, 2012 Age 91. Proud veteran of the United States Navy. Graduate of the University of Detroit and board member of Delta Sigma Pi fraternity. Founding member of the Nomads. Retired from General Motors after 40 years. Beloved husband of the late Stefanie. Brother of Dolores Anders (Stanley), Andrew (Leona), Shirley Brinkman (the late Robert), the late Alvina Scarzo (the late Antonio) and the late Cornelius (Jean). Godfather of Gabriella Weston. Also survived by his loving friend of many years, Beba Tawfik (Bertram Weston). Family will receive friends at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward (between 13-14 Mile), Thursday 3-8p.m. Memorial service Friday 11a.m. at St. Patrick Episcopal Church, 1434 E. Thirteen Mile Rd., Madison Heights, 48071. Memorial tributes to the church. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
GELNAK EDWIN J. Age 90. Husband of the late Lorraine. Beloved father of Barbara (the late Stephen) Post and the late Gary Gelnak. Grandfather of Jennifer Post. In state Thursday 9:00 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. Mass at Divine Child Church, 1055 N. Silvery Lane (S. of Ford and E. of Gulley). Contributions to the family in his memory appreciated. Condolences to CharlesStepFuneralHome.com
GILBERT TOLA Beloved wife of the late Morton Gilbert. Dear mother of Bruce (Karen) Gilbert and the late Pamela Talon. Dearest sister of Rosa (the late Henry) Kaplovitz, Cesia (the late Alex) Hirschler, and the late Mania (the late Harry) Ullman. Loving grandmother of Elise Gilbert, Bradley Gilbert, Melissa (David) Field, Stephanie Talon, Jaclyn Talon and mother-in-law of Neil Talon. Also remembered by many loving, nieces, nephews, family members, and friends. SERVICES WEDNESDAY 3:00 P.M. AT THE DORFMAN CHAPEL, FARMINGTON HILLS, 248-406-6000. INTERMENT TO FOLLOW AT ADAT SHALOM MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY, LIVONIA, or visit www.thedorfmanchapel.com.
GILDERSLEEVE KENNETH Loving husband to Judy, devoted father of Ken, Kelly W. (Ed), Melani B. and Trevor, passed away Saturday, October 6, 10 wonderful grand children and one great grandson. Contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice.
GLADSTONE IRVING Beloved husband of Estelle Gladstone. Dear father of David Gladstone, Nancy Gladstone and the late Lorrie Ann Kirn. Loving grandfather of Max Kirn (Fiancee' Lacey Music), Aaron Kirn, Shayna Gladstone and Stephanie Gladstone. Devoted brother of the late Lee Gladstone, the late Gertrude Segal, the late Hilda Jacobs, the late Jack Gladstone, the late Yetta Saraquse and the late Sandra Tracer. Also remembered by many loving nieces, nephews, other family members and friends. SERVICES WEDNESDAY 11:00 A.M. AT THE DORFMAN CHAPEL FARMINGTON HILLS, 248-406-6000. INTERMENT TO FOLLOW AT CLOVER HILL PARK CEMETERY, BIRMINGHAM or visit www.thedorfmanchapel.com
GRIVAS VIENO A. Age 87. October 7, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Louis. Loving mother of John (Lynne), Mary, Valerie and the late Barbara "Kiki". Proud grandmother of Terreena Kyte and Jonathan Kyte. Great-grandmother of Travis Plowman. In state Wednesday 10:30 a.m. until time of Mass 11 a.m. at the National Shrine of the Little Flower, Royal Oak. Memorials to the American Diabetes Association appreciated. Arrangements by Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, Royal Oak, 248-541-7000. Share your memories at www.sullivanfuneraldirectors.com
LOPEZ JOE "JOSE" FRANCIS Detroit, Michigan, passed away on October 5, 2012 at the age of 85. He was predeceased by his loving first wife, Julia. He is survived by his loving second wife, Hortensia; brother, Raymond; sister, Mary; daughters, Ann and Gloria; and son, Thomas. He was blessed with seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. As a devout Catholic, he had a great admiration for Our Lady of Guadalupe. His employment with Ford Motor Company fueled his support of unions, and his heritage lead him to become a strong advocate for the Latino community. Viewing is Thursday, October 11, 2012, 2 - 8 pm at RISKO-FERGUSON Funeral Home, 7100 Michigan Ave, Detroit. Services Friday 10 a.m. Most Holy Trinity Church, 1050 Porter St., Detroit.
MARTH ROBERT age 76, of Armada. President of RPM Printing. Beloved husband of Pauline (nee Chrzanowski); dearest father of Michael (Lynda) Marth, Thomas (Jorene) Marth, Theresa Marth and Ann Marie Lesniak; dear brother of Harold, Walter (Denise), Thomas (Wanda), Irene, Charles and Florence Marth; and loving grandfather of Elizabeth and many other grandchildren. In state Thursday 10 - 11 a.m. Mass at St. Mary Mystical Rose Catholic Church, 24040 Armada Ridge, Armada. Visitation Wednesday 3 - 9 p.m. with 7 p.m. Rosary at Tiffany-Young & Hauss Funeral Home, 73919 North Ave., Armada. www.haussfuneralhomes.com
McKAY DONALD G. Age 89. October 6, 2012 of Westland. Beloved husband of the late Sadie. Loving father of Candice (Doug), Susan (David) Baranowski, Donna (Brad) Donason, Donald (Russell Loader) McKay and the late Joyce (John) Toth. Proud grandfather of 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Visitation Tuesday 4-9 p.m. at Vermeulen Funeral Home, 980 N Newburgh Rd. (between Ford and Cherry Hill) Westland. Funeral Service Wednesday 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment Roseland Park Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Hospice of Michigan, 400 Mack Ave., Detroit, MI 48201. To share a memory, please visit vermeulenfuneralhome.com
MIRABITUR THOMAS Age 76. October 6, 2012. Beloved husband of Judy for 46 years. Proud and loving Dad of Lynne (Doug) Wolyniak, Thomas (Shelly) Mirabitur, Beth (Matt) Looney and Chris Kapelanski. Amazing Poppa of Stephanie, Easton, Christine, Brittani, Cade, Eve, Brooke and Sidney. Brother of Edward (Mary Ann), Reynold (Margaret) and the late Joseph (Rita), Victor (Midge), Mary (Vincent) and Betty (Richard). Visitation Tuesday 1:00-9:00 p.m. at Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 Six Mile Rd. in Livonia. Vigil service Tuesday 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral Wednesday, in state 10:00 a.m. until the time of Mass at 10:30 a.m. at St. Colette Catholic Church, 17600 Newburgh Rd. in Livonia. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the charity of choice. www.harryjwillfuneralhome.com
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.
PHILLIPS MARY R. October 8, 2012. Age 88 of Taylor. Beloved wife of the late John. Loving mother of Jimmy (Sylvia), Mary (Donald) Berzovich, the late John and Billy (Mary). Survived by her siblings Homer Brewer, Daisy Flippo and Norma Bogus. Dearest grandmother of 11. Loving great-grandmother of 18. Mary will be deeply missed by family and friends. Visitation Wednesday, October 10, 2012 from 5-9 p.m at the Taylor Chapel of Voran Funeral Home, 23750 Goddard Road. (313) 291-1800. Funeral service Thursday 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment Michigan Memorial Cemetery. Visit our online guestbook and share memories at www.voranfuneralhome.com
SPREEN JOHANNES F. Age 93, of Cottrellville Twp., MI. October 5, 2012. Dear husband of Sally A. Beloved father of Betty Spreen. Beloved step-father of John (Brenda) Highstreet, Scott Highstreet and the late Steve Highstreet. Funeral arrangements are incomplete by the Gilbert Funeral Home, Algonac, MI. www.gilbertfuneralhomeinc.com
TACKETT BOBBY L. Age 81 of River Rouge. Beloved husband of the late Joyce. Loving father of Denise (Ronald) Guffey, Robert (Denise) Tackett, Gail (Ronald) Mexico, Matthew (Juanita) Tackett and Mark (Shawn) Tackett. Dearest grandfather of 12 and great-grandfather of seven. Dear brother of Harold (June) Tackett, Dorothy (Dean) Schweitzer and James (Annette) Dotson and uncle to many nieces and nephews. Retired River Rouge Fire Marshall for 35 years. River Rouge Board of Education member for 12 years and River Rouge City Commissioner. Member of Kiwanis Club, Southerns Club and River Rouge Goodfellows. Avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. Visitation - Tuesday, October 9, 2012, 5-8 p.m., and Wednesday, October 10, 2012, 12-8 p.m., Girrbach-Krasun Funeral Home (River Rouge Chapel), 10783 W. Jefferson Ave. Service - Thursday, October 11, 2012, 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment - Michigan Memorial Park Cemetery with Military Honors, Wyandotte Veteran Honor Guard. www.girrbachkrasun.com
TALIAFERRO PRISCILLA 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 24 and great-grandmother of 29. Arrangements handled by the James Cole Funeral Home. Viewing Wednesday, October 10, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Funeral Mass at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1000 Rivard St., Detroit, MI on Thursday, October 11 at 11:00 a.m.
WEBB FRANK L., JR., Age 79, October 7, 2012. Resident of Sterling Heights and West Branch, Michigan. Proud member of the IBEW Local 58. Devoted husband of Martha. Loving father of Constance (Beth Rivers), Doug, and Leslie Harris (Scott). Beloved grandfather of Rebecca Webb, Emily Harris, and the late John Anthony Frank Sdao. Family will receive friends Tuesday (today) 3-8 p.m. at A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Road (between Maple and Big Beaver). Funeral Service Wednesday 11 a.m. at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 5631 N. Adams Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304. Visitation begins at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers memorial tributes to Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church or Beaumont Hospice. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
WILSON JEAN Age 85 of South Lyon, died October 8, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Donald (d. 1970). Loving mother of Christine (Tim) Gasco. Dear grandmother of Meredith and Derek Gasco. Sister of the late Janice (the late John) Armstrong and the late Patricia Horner. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, extended family members and loving friends. Funeral from Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 340 N. Pontiac Trail, Walled Lake (3 Blks. S. of Maple Rd.) Friday 11 a.m. (in state 10 a.m.). Interment Oakland Hills Memorial Gardens, Novi. Friends may visit Wednesday 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. and Thursday 2 p.m. until 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Henry Ford Hospice or any charity of donor's choice appreciated. Condolences at www.LynchFAMILYFuneralDirectors.com.