BACILE ANTHONY J. Age 89. October 8, 2012. Beloved husband of Caroline. Loving father of Denise (David) Smith, Michael (Lynn) and Adam (Jan) Bacile, five grandchildren. two great-grandchildren. Memorial Visitation 9:00-11:00 a.m. Thursday. Memorial Service 11:00 a.m. Thursday at Weise Funeral Home, 7210 Park, Allen Park (313-382-1150). Sign online guestbook at www.weisefuneralhome.com.
BOCHENEK JOSEPHINE Age 91, October 8, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Adrian. Dear mother of Lori Varlesi, Larry (Mary Jane) and the late Linda Augustine. Mother-in-law of Robert Augustine. Grandmother of Jason (Shannon), Jennifer, Amanda, Mike, Joseph and Nicholas. Visitation Wednesday 2-8 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 N. Inkster Rd., Garden City (Between Ford Rd. and Cherry Hill). In state Thursday 11 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Mass at Church of the Divine Child, 1055 N. Silvery Lane at Wilson in Dearborn. www.santeiufuneralhome.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.
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
GEISLER EDWARD age 85 of Livonia. Cherished husband of Mary Ann. Loving father of Jan (Paul) Thomas, Eric (Jennifer), Gerianne (Noel) Sawada, Judy (Greg) Zeppa and Edward (Miranda). Proud grandpa of 10. Dearest brother of Mary Elizabeth Fisher. Also survived by many other loving family and friends. Visitation will be held at Fred Wood Funeral Home-Rice Chapel, 36100 5 Mile Rd. (E. of Levan) Thursday 2-9 pm with 7pm Rosary. Funeral Friday at St. Edith Catholic Church, 15089 Newburgh Rd. Livonia. In-State 10am, Mass 10:30am. Please visit online guestbook fredwoodfuneralhome.com
GLABACH FRANK C. Age 96 of Southfield passed away Friday, October 5, 2012. Beloved husband of the late Ruth. Loving father of Dale Glabach and G. Frank (Cynthia) Glabach. Dear brother of Robert Glabach. Proud grandfather of Jason, Ryan, Kacey, Amber, Alexis, Alisa, and Ace. In addition to being a former judge, for over 40 years Mr. Glabach was a well-regarded attorney, the minister of Divine Science Church of Practical Christianity in Birmingham, the owner of the now closed "Glabach's" modern art store in Berkley (one of Aretha Franklin's favorite shops), an avid tennis player, and a songwriter par excellence. In the early 1950s, he won the "Songs for Sale" competition. At his appearance on this national TV show, Frank shook hands and chatted with its legendary host, Steve Allen (who created the concept of "talk show" by later becoming the first MC of "The Tonight Show"). Then continuing the show, Frank's award-winning song "Mandolins Played in My Heart" was sung by early Capital Records recording star Margaret Whiting before a full orchestra with mandolins. The family will receive friends Thursday 2-8 pm at the Sawyer-Fuller Funeral Home, 2125 12 Mile Rd., Berkley (2 Blks. W. of Woodward). Funeral service will be Friday 1:00 pm at the funeral home. Burial will take place at White Chapel Cemetery in Troy. Share your memories at www.sawyerfuller.com
GNAU JOHN R. JR. Age 82. October 9, 2012. Loving husband of Margy (nee Maher) Gnau. Dear father of Katie (Tony) Interdonato, Russ (Kathy) Gnau, Michael (Linda) Gnau, Midge (Chris) Saint, Julie (Jay) Pulte and Mary Lynn. Grandfather of Paul, A. J. and Nick Interdonato, Amanda (Colin) Seguin, Kelsey Gnau, Margaret (Nick) Fluitt, Patrick Gnau, Christopher and Hayley Saint, Katie, Jaynie and Mollie Pulte. Brother of Julie (Dick) Luyckx, Dayton (Renie) Gnau and Connie (Brian) Harris. Visitation at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Rd. (between 14-15 Mile Rds.) Thursday 2-8 p.m. Funeral Mass at Holy Name Church, 630 Harmon, Birmingham, Friday 10 a.m. Friends may visit beginning at 9:30 a.m. Memorials appreciated to Angela Hospice or Manresa Jesuit Retreat. Obituary and Condolences at lynchfuneradirectors.com.
GREKIN DR. JOHN Beloved husband of 72 years of Zivia Grekin. Cherished father of Dr. Roger (Linda) Grekin, Linda (David Howard) Shubow and Kenneth (Danny Wood) Grekin. Loving Grandpa "Jack" of Joseph (Jenn McKee) Grekin, Joshua (Deleska Crocket) Grekin and Dr. Emily (Christopher Russell) Grekin. Proud great-grandfather of Lily and Neve Grekin-McKee, Maya and Zoey Grekin, Abigail and Kara Russell. Dear brother of the late Dr. Robert Grekin. Brother-in-law of Shirley Grekin, Ralph and Irene Seltzer. SERVICES 11:00 AM THURSDAY MORNING AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL. 248-569-0020. INTERMENT AT BETH EL MEMORIAL PARK. www.irakaufman.org
HENDERSON DR. HUGH WILLIAM, M.D. passed away on October 2, 2012 at the age of 90 years surrounded by family at his home in Lake Worth Florida. Loving father to Karole August, David (Deceased), Sandra (Stelios) Stylianou. Graduated Wayne State University Medical School 1947. Practiced Cardiology and Internal Medicine for 53 years in Detroit. Post residency for many years in Grosse Pointe. Former member GPYC, Lochmoor, Hunt Club, DYC and Grosse Pointe Senior Men's Society. Served in World War II and Korean War. Past president of WSU School Of Medicine Alumni Association. Initiated the Coronary Control Unit at SJH in the mid 1960's. Had the first patient in SJH when it opened its doors in 1952. Associate Professor WSU School Of Medicine for many years.
KAUFMAN DOROTHY Beloved wife of the late Harold M. Kaufman. Cherished mother of Lauren Botney and Donna (Richard) Weiss. Loving "Grandma Dot" of Jessica and Lana Botney, and Jessica and Jacob Weiss. Also survived by loving nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. SERVICES 3:00 PM THURSDAY AFTERNOON AT THE DAVIDSON/ HERMELIN CHAPEL AT CLOVER HILL PARK CEMETERY. ARRANGEMENTS BY THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL 248-569-0020. www.irakaufman.com.
MORGAN MARJORIE A. Age 80. October 9, 2012. Dear mother of Jeffrey (Alice) and Judith (Robert) Singer. Grandmother of Nicholas, Lindsey and Natalie. Sister of the late Frank, Lawrence, Erma, Helen and Caroline. Visitation Thursday 2 p.m. until time of Service at 6:30 p.m. at O'Brien/Sullivan Funeral Home, 41555 Grand River, Novi. Donations may be made to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, www.lls.org/mi. Online condolences at www.obriensullivanfuneralhome.com
PARTALIS ANGELA, October 8, 2012, age 87. Retired longtime Executive Secretary with Timken Automotive Bearing Company. Loving sister of Ethel Partalis and the late Frank Partalis (Beth). Dear aunt of Gregory Partalis (Lynn), William Partalis (Bridgit), Karen Ialacci (Angelo) and Matthew Partalis. Great aunt of Rory, J.B., Evan, Lorin, Julie, Katie, and Emily. Family will receive friends Thursday 2-8 p.m. at A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Road (between Maple and Big Beaver), with Trisagion at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Service Friday 10 a.m. at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 760 W. Wattles, Troy 48098. Visitation at church begins at 9:30 a.m. Memorial Tributes to St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church.
RADAKOVICH ANDJA October 9, 2012; Age 96. Wife of the late Danilo. Beloved mother of Roy (Sophie) and Diane (Steve) Kelic. Proud Grandmother of Andjalak Kelic, Katherine (Scott) Moran, Patricia, Jennifer and Michael Radakocich,. Visitation Wednesday 3 8 pm with a prayer services 7 pm at Simple Funerals Ballheim Chapel, 4120 W. Jefferson Ave. (N. of Outer Drive) Ecorse (313) 382-1181. Funeral Thursday 11 am (In state 10:30 am) at Holy Ascension Serbian Orthodox Church, 4337 W. Jefferson Ave. (N. of Southfield Road), Ecorse, Michigan. Interment following at Woodmere Cemetery, Detroit. www.SimpleFuneralsInMichigan.com
REDPATH PATRICIA ANN Age 82 of Dearborn, Michigan, October 7, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Frederick. Loving mother of Ann (Ed) Umstead, Ken, Nancy (Bob) Natter, Bob, Janet, Ron, and Donna. Dearest daughter of the late John and the late Cecylia Klecha. Patricia is also survived by four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Visitation Thursday 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Dearborn Chapel of Voran Funeral Home, 23701 Ford Rd., (313) 278-5100. Funeral Friday 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment Mt. Hope Cemetery (Livonia). In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to Angela Hospice. Please visit our online guest book at www.voranfuneralhome.com
SMIGIELSKI FRANCES V. "FRANNIE" of Detroit; September 24, 2012; age 88. Beloved wife of the late Joseph Smigielski (former Captain, Detroit Fire Department); loving mother of Diane (Richard) Eickhoff, Joseph Smigielski, Michael Smigielski, Stephen (Kathy) Smigielski; survived by sister Helen T. Suchara, and brothers Stanley Suchara and Michael (Mary) Suchara, eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Celebration of Life Mass will be held Saturday, October 20, 2012, 10 a.m. at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 4300 Walnut Lake Rd., West Bloomfield Twp., 48322. Phone: (248) 681-9424.
TITUS GLENN B. Age 94, October 8, 2012. Peacefully at his home surrounded by his family. Beloved husband of Laura Titus (nee Dolan). Dear father of Sandra (Brian) Walby and Glenn B. Titus Jr. Loving grandfather of Michelle (Bryan) Campbell, Brian (Sarah) Walby Jr., Katelyn Titus, and Glenn B. Titus (Trey). Preceded in death by his brother John. Visitation Thursday, October 11, 2012 3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at the A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Avenue, Grosse Pointe Woods. Prayers Thursday 7 p.m. Funeral Friday 10:30 a.m. at the A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Ave (at Vernier Rd), Grosse Pointe Woods and 11:00 a.m. at St. Lucy Church. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield. Glenn received the Silver Star for valor in France during World War II. Memorials to St. Lucy Catholic Church, 23401 East Jefferson, St. Clair Shores, MI 48080 or to St. John Providence Hospice would be appreciated by family. ahpeters.com
TRAPP LAWRENCE "LARRY" J. Age 81. October 7, 2012 of Woodhaven. Beloved husband of Sue. Loving father of Bob (Janet), Ken, Theresa (Joe) Theisen, and the late Julie. Dearest brother of the late Marie Sauve. Also survived by 10 grandchildren. Visitation Thursday 3 - 8 pm, Rosary 7 pm, John Molnar Funeral Home, 23700 West Road, Brownstown. In state Friday 9:30 am, until time of Mass 10 am, Our Lady of the Woods Catholic Church, 21892 Gudith Road, Woodhaven. Memorials appreciated to the Alzheimers Association. www.molnarfuneralhome.com
Van DEUSEN BRUCE D. PhD., age 81 October 7, 2012. Beloved husband of Ann. Loving father of David (Evelyn) Van Deusen, Beth (The Rev. Rory) Swenson and Janet (Bob) Rice. Grandfather of Sara, Nicholas, and Nathan. Also many nieces and nephews. Memorial service at First United Methodist Church of Birmingham, 1589 W. Maple Rd., Birmingham, Friday 11am. Memorial gathering at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Rd. (between 14-15 Mile Rds.) Thursday 3-8pm. Memorials to First United Methodist Church or Birmingham Education Foundation. Obituary and Condolences at lynchfuneraldirectors.com
WILLIAMS KATHERINE Age 89 of Warren, passed away peacefully on August 30, 2012. Born Nancy Katherine Kibbler, in Palmersville, Tennessee on April 14, 1923 to parents Ben H. and Dora Hester (Parham). Beloved wife of the late Hugh E. Williams. A loving sister, she was preceded in death by her siblings; Albert, Johnny, Fred, Aubrey, Bennie, Nellie Sue, and Charles. She is survived by her daughters, Carol (Robert) Gibson, Denise (Dennis) Felker, Vera Anderson, Nancy (Pierre) Massoud, four grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Memorial service Saturday 11 am at Northeast Church of Christ, 15537 E. Nine Mile Rd., Eastpointe 48021. Memorials to Hospice of Michigan are appreciated.