APEL BEVERLY WEPMAN Beloved wife of 19 years of Fred Apel. Cherished mother of Gayle Friedman (Lorne) Gold, Marcy Apel (Steven) Rowe, Susan Apel (Robert) Roberts and Donald (Lynn) Apel. Loving Bubbie and grandmother of Maddie Gold, Jackson Gold, Julia Rowe and Fiance Julian Portillo, Alan Rowe, Jake Roberts, Dirk Roberts, Caryn Roberts, Joshua Apel, C.J. Apel and Jillian Apel. Dear sister of Lloyd (Judy) Wepman. SERVICE 3:00 P.M. WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL. 248-569-0020. INTERMENT AT BETH EL MEMORIAL PARK. www.irakaufman.com
COONEY BISHOP PATRICK R. was born in Detroit on March 10, 1934. Bishop Cooney is the oldest of four children born to Michael and Elizabeth (Dowdall) Cooney, both now deceased. His brother, Michael, is a priest of the Archdiocese of Detroit. One sister, Sister Leontia Cooney, O.P., is a member of the Adrian Dominicans and is retired from active ministry. His other sister, Mary A. Cooney, retired from the Detroit Public School System in 2001. He was educated at Saint Edward Elementary School and then attended Sacred Heart Seminary High School, graduating in 1952. He entered Sacred Heart Seminary College and was awarded his baccalaureate (B.A.) in 1956 with a major in philosophy. He next attended the Gregorian University in Rome and received an S.T.B. Degree (baccalaureate in sacred theology) in 1958 and an S.T.L. Degree (licentiate in theology) in 1960. Bishop Cooney was ordained to the priesthood on December 20, 1959, by Bishop Martin J. O'Connor, then rector of the North American College in Rome. Following his ordination and completion of theological studies in Rome, Bishop Cooney returned to Detroit and was the Assistant Pastor at Saint Catherine Parish from 1960 until 1962, when he was appointed Assistant Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Detroit. He remained Assistant Chancellor until 1969, when he was appointed director of the Department of Worship. He continued as Director until shortly after his ordination as a bishop. From 1977 to 1983 he was concurrently the Rector of the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Detroit. In December, 1982, His Holiness Pope John Paul II named him to the episcopacy and he was ordained Titular Bishop of Hodelm and Auxiliary Bishop of Detroit on January 27, 1983, at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament. While serving as Assistant Chancellor and Director of Worship, he was also Chaplain at Mercy College, Detroit, from 1967 to 1972. While Director of Worship, he pursued graduate work at the University of Notre Dame and received a Master of Arts Degree in liturgical research in May, 1973. Bishop Cooney served as liaison to the Catholic Chaplains of Region VI (Michigan and Ohio) from 1987 to 1991. He was Chairman of the Church in the City Task Force in the Archdiocese of Detroit when it was established in December, 1983. As a member of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Bishop Cooney served on a number of committees: Bishops' Committee on Liturgy, Subcommittee on the Use of Exclusive Language in Liturgy, Subcommittee of Bishops and Scholars, Chair of the Subcommittee on the Book of Blessings, Chair of the Subcommittee on Cremation and Other Funeral Questions, Committee on Laity, National Advisory Council, and as Co-Chair of the Roman Catholic Reformed Church Dialog Committee. He served terms on the Board of Directors of Notre Dame Liturgical Center, the Board of Governors of the North American College, and on the Board of Sacred Heart Seminary in Detroit. He also served as a member of the Catholic Relief Services Board. Bishop Cooney was installed as the Third Bishop of the Diocese of Gaylord on January 28, 1990. Throughout his life, Bishop Cooney sought to serve God to the best of his ability and placed his unwavering trust in Him. Upon his episcopal ordination, Bishop Cooney chose as his motto "Forever Faithful." He was immensely proud of his Irish heritage and enjoyed trips to his homeland with his brother and sisters. Though he loved reading, walking, and rooting on his favorite football teams, he most enjoyed spending time with people, sharing a meal and informal conversation. The Bishop described one of his abiding interests as a deep love for the liturgy of the Catholic Church. Visitation will be Thursday, October 18, 2012 at St. Peter Catholic Church, 95 Market Street, Mount Clemens from 4:00 p.m. until a 7:00 p.m. Vigil. Funeral Mass Friday 11:00 a.m. at St. Peter Catholic Church. Arrangements entrusted to Will and Schwarzkoff Funeral Home, Mount Clemens. Reception of Body, 2:00p.m. Sunday, October 21, 2012 at St. Mary Cathedral, Gaylord, MI, Rosary 4:00 p.m., Vigil 6:00 p.m. ending with night prayers at 9:00 p.m. Visiting 9:00 a.m., Monday with a Funeral Mass at Noon at St. Mary Cathedral.
CRESCENTI MARIO "MR. C", October 15, 2012. Age 82. Beloved husband of Dorothy and the late Elizabeth. Loving father of Joe (Ronnie), Elizabeth (Ty) Oberlin, and Dennis (Hilda), step-father of Geri (Rich) Morgan, Bill (Cathy) Jasper and Bob (Gina) Jasper. Proud grandfather of 13 and 14 great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Frank, Annie, John and the late Sam and Jim. Visitation at the Sterling Heights Chapel of the Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 13650 East Fifteen Mile Road (at Schoenherr) Thursday 2-9 p.m. with evening Scripture. Contributions to St. Jude Children's Hospital. Funeral Friday at St. Athanasius Parish, 18720 13 Mile Road, Roseville (W. of Gratiot) . In state 10:00 a.m. until time of Mass 10:30 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Memories shared at www.bcfh.com .
CUCINELLA JOSEPH "JOE" Age 86, October 14, 2012. Dear brother of Sam (Ann) Cucinella, Peter Cucinella, Rose (the late Sam) Zappa, James (the late Pauline) Bommarito, the late John (the late Daisy) Bommarito, the late Gasper Cucinella and the late Anthony Cucinella. Dear brother-in-law of Goldie Cucinella. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews; and great great nieces and nephews. Visitation Wednesday 3-9pm with a 7pm prayer service. Funeral 10:00am Thursday at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoneherr at Metro Pkwy. (16 Mile). Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guestbook" at WujekCalcaterra.com
FARNEN GRACE, born September 20, 1925, died October 13, 2012. She was predeceased by her son Christopher Farnen and survived by her children Ryan Farnen (Marilyn), Mark Farnen (Lynda), Mari Ann Farnen and Terrance Farnen (Melissa); her grandchildren David, Kristin, Chad, Jaqueline, Kimberly, Samuel, Adrianna, Joseph and Melissa; and her great-grandchildren Ian and Ella. Visitation will be held, Friday, October 19, 2012 from 4-9 p.m. at A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe Woods. Funeral Mass will be celebrated October 20, 2012 at 10 a.m. at St. Paul on the Lake Catholic Church, 157 Lake Shore Dr., Grosse Pointe Farms. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen Detroit or the American Heart Association Midwest Affiliate. ahpeters
FRANKEL REMA SCHULIST pakssed away four days after successfully reaching her goal of turning 100. She was on dialysis for 8 years and never complained. Rema volunteered at the Detroit Institute of Arts for 27 years. She was extremely competitive at card games and played bridge until earlier this year. Rema enjoyed snow skiing with her late husband Ivan, until she turned eighty. Rema loved the arts and was a patron at the Michigan Opera Theatre, Detroit Symphony Orchestra and Detroit Institute of Arts. Rema is survived by daughter Marjorie Riley of Burlington, Vermont; grandchildren Blake (Joana) Gavin and Nicole Gavin, great grandson Jacob Gavin; sisters and brothers-in-law Barbara Frankel and Ronald Michalak, Ann Raskin, Herman and Sharon Frankel, Bette Borin and countless nieces, nephews and friends. Rema was the wife of the late Ivan Frankel, mother to late son James Frankel, sister to the late Bud Schulist and the late Jone Schultz. Donations to Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, The Michigan Opera Theatre or charity of one's choice. Private Family Services were held. Arrangements by The Dorfman Chapel (248) 406-6000 or visit www.thedorfmanchapel.com
GARIEPY DONNA JEWEL age 82 , passed away October 15, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Francis G. Gariepy, loving mother of Delores, Diane (the late Michael) Burch, Frank (Kathy), Jim (Eileen), Carol (Hossein) Sadate-Akhavi, Joan (Don) Bertucci and Karen (Keven) Smith; cherished grandmother of Megan and Hannah Burch, Brian, Michael (Sharayah), Andrew and Christopher Gariepy, Gail, Gregory and Paige Gariepy, Christian and Cara Bertucci, Nicholas, Brendan and Austin Smith; dear sister of the late Delores (Tom) Hendren and Thom (Mary) Hamilton; dear sister-in-law of Jeanne Julien. Also fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass 10 am (in-state 9:30 am) Friday, October 19, 2012 at Our Lady of Refuge Catholic Church, Orchard Lake. In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate donations In Memory of Donna to Odyssey Hospice 25285 W. 11 Mile Rd. Southfield, MI 48033 or to the charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Pixley Funeral Home Godhardt-Tomlinson Chapel. Share a memory at www.godhardttomlinson.com
GEML JACOB A. "JAKE" Age 19 of Sterling Heights. Beloved son of Leslie Geml and Kevin Geml; loving brother of Chad (Valerie), Jared, Brett and Nicole; dear grandson of Grace Nothstine; dear nephew of Ford, Diane, Greg, Gigi, Bill and Sheila. Visitation 1-9pm Thursday with evening Scripture Service at Lyle Elliott Funeral Home, 31730 Mound Rd., Warren, Michigan 48092. In state 10:00am Friday until time of Mass, 11am at St. Anne Catholic Church, 32000 Mound Rd. in Warren.
GHESQUIERE ALBERT W. Age 93, October 16, 2012. Beloved husband of the late Virginia. Loving father of Gary and Virginia Kaye (Mike) Lutz. Dear grandfather of five and great grandfather of 11. Brother of the late George. Member of the Belgian American Business Club and the Belgian Century Club. Visitation Thursday 2-9 p.m. with Rosary 4 p.m. at Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home, 16300 Mack, Grosse Pointe. Funeral Friday in state 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass 10 a.m. at St. Paul on the Lake, 157 Lake Shore Rd., Grosse Pointe Farms. Light a candle and share a memory at www.verheyden.org.
GOLTZ WILLIAM OTTO JR. October 14, 2012. Age 78. Beloved husband of Laila. Dearest father of Renee (Howard) Webb, Wendy (Brian) McCauley, the late William M., and the late Eric. Dear step father of Dalia (Waleed) Saudi and Rami (Belvet) Elsouhag. Dear grandfather of eight; sibling of Joanne (Robert) Ames, Gerald (Kim) Goltz, Paula (Donald) Campbell, and Pamela (Mike) Shaw. Visitation Thursday 3-9 pm with 7pm Rosary at the Kaul Funeral Home, 35201 Garfield, Clinton Twp. Funeral Friday 10 am at the funeral home. Burial and military honors at Cadillac Memorial Gardens East. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to either the St. John Hospice or the American Cancer Society.
GREEN MILTON This wonderful, vibrant man passed in his sleep at the age of 61. He was the son of Esther and Jerome Green. He left behind his wonderful wife Winonda and her three children, as well as his two sons, Shawn and Russel, and his niece and nephew, Jordan Green and Nikolai Green. He will be missed by all.
HARRIS ROSIE ETTA BREWER October 9, 2012, Age 71. The beloved wife for 50 years of Elmer Harris, mother of Valerie (Robert) Harris Morris and sister of Patricia, Cleotis and Arthur Brewer. Public Viewing on Wednesday, October 17, from 2pm-9pm at Swanson Funeral Home, NW Chapel. Family vistation and funeral services are at Hartford Memorial Church, 18700 James Couzens, Detroit Michigan on October 18 at 10:30 am and 11am. Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery. Donations to the American Cancer Society in memory of Rosie Harris.
JAKEL LEONA EVELINE October 15, 2012, age 88. Beloved wife of the late Lester. Dearest mother of Jeanette (Matthew) Tubbs, William (Christine), Richard (Janis), Mary Ann MacArthur, Kathryn, Paul (Sheila), Patrick and the late Michael (Victoria). Loving grandmother of 12 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Resting at the L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, 7707 Middlebelt Rd. (at Ann Arbor Trail), Thursday from 1-9 p.m. Rosary at 7 p.m. In state Friday 9 a.m. at St. Richard Church, 35851 Cherry Hill (West of Wayne) until time of service at 9:30 a.m. Donations to the National Association for Retarded Citizens is appreciated. Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at griffinfuneralhome.com
KENT WILLIAM Age 77 of Livonia. Dearest cousin of Joan (Jack) Hipple and Betty (the late Richard) Gaffney. Preceded in death by his loving parents Richard and Mary and brother Richard. Bill while single leaves behind many friends and relatives who will miss his friendly and positive personality; his wonderful sense of humor and his love of sports particularly baseball which he enjoyed playing for many years. Visitation will be held at Fred Wood Funeral Home-Rice Chapel, 36100 5 Mile Rd. Livonia (E. of Levan) Thursday 4-9 p.m. with 7 p.m. Rosary. Funeral Friday at St. Edith Catholic Church, 15089 Newburgh Rd. Livonia. In state 10 a.m. Mass 10:30 a.m. Please visit online guestbook fredwoodfuneralhome.com
KIENSCHERF SUSAN Beloved daughter of Gary and Laura Kienscherf. Cherished sister of Daryn Kienscherf (Fiancee Susan Davis). Also survived by her loving cousins Barbara Miller, Paul Eisenberg and Jason Miller; other relatives, a world of friends, her two cats, Simon and Coco and countless animals who benefitted from her compassion. SERVICES WEDNESDAY 1 P.M. AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL. 248-569-0020. INTERMENT AT MACHPELAH CEMETERY. www.irakaufman.com
KOKOSZKA FILOMENA A. October 15, 2012. Beloved sister of Alfreda. Survived by many cousins. Past President of S.S. Peter and Paul Altar Society. Member of St. Maria Goretti D of I and a sewing club. Visitation Friday 11:00 a.m. at S.S. Peter and Paul, Mass 11:30 a.m. Rosary Thursday 6:00 p.m. Visitation Thursday 4-8 p.m. at the Sajewski Funeral Home, 19111 W. Warren. www.sajewskifh.com
KOLODZIEJ EUGENIA Age 97, October 14, 2012. Wife of the late William. Sister-in-law of Helen Zielinski. Eugenia is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visitation Thursday 3-8 pm at Edward Swanson & Son Funeral Home, 30351 Dequindre, Madison Heights, MI. In state Friday 9:30 am until time of Mass 10 am at National Shrine of the Little Flower, Royal Oak, MI. Share a memory at edwardswansonandsonfuneralhome.com.
MERCHANT MARY ALICE October 16, 2012, age 99 years, 5 months and 20 days. Beloved wife of the late Alfred Briarty of 45 years. Mary Alice was born in Lafayette, Ohio on April 26, 1913, the daughter of the late Rev. Henry Germann Miley and the late Martha Sue Felton. Mary Alice received her formal education at Wittenberg College in Ohio and Wayne State University in Detroit. Mary Alice enjoyed a long career in Personnel and Human Resources work in Detroit for Allstate Insurance and BC/BS of Michigan. She was honored with a lifetime achievement award in recognition of three decades of service in the Human Resources profession by the International Association of Personnel Women. Mary Alice was a former member of the Women's Economic Club of Detroit and Zonta Club of Detroit. She had been an active member of St. Paul American Lutheran Church in Dearborn. Mary Alice was predeceased by brothers John Edward and George Henry and a sister Martha Miley. She is survived by her sister Anna Krzyk (the late Edward) of Novi, nephew Roy Meadows (Kathleen) of Sparks, Nevada and by friends Flo Bauer-Herrick of Las Vegas, Nevada and Michele Bovich of Dearborn. Mary Alice will be remembered for her concern for others, her capacity to achieve worthy goals and her ready wit. A special thank you is due the staffs of Oakwood Health Care System, Terrace Unit, and Arbor Hospice, Ann Arbor for their loving care. Visitation on Thursday, October 18th at 10:30 a.m. from the Dearborn Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 22546 Michigan Ave. followed by services at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Paul American Lutheran Church, 21915 Beech St., Dearborn, MI 48124 or to the charity of your choice. www.howepeterson.com
MULARSKI RONALD RALPH 69, of Leonard, died October 13, 2012. Born July 3, 1943. Retired chef, enjoyed golfing and was an avid sports fan. Ron is survived by his loving wife Susanne Kay, children; Eric (Theresa), Rob (Kristine) and Elizabeth. Proud grandfather of Andrew, Kyle, Kirstyn, Lorenzo, Drake and great-grandfather of Robert; loving brother of Philip (Lorri), Chris, Ralph (Michele), Monica (Tony) Nouhan and brothers-in-law; Carl Eggers and Bob Hakala, many nieces and nephews and his Yorkie Gavin. Predeceased by one nephew Joey, sisters Rita, Mary and Connie and brother-in-law; Bill. Visitation 11:00-5:00 p.m., Thursday, October 18 at the Roth-Muir Funeral Home, 296 S. Main St., Romeo with Funeral services to follow at 5:00 p.m. with Philip Mularski officiating. Burial at Resurrection Cemetery. Donations to the Mularski Family. Guestbook at www.rothmuirfuneralhome.com
MURPHY ELEANOR MARIE (nee MONKIEWICZ) Age 91 of Dearborn, MI died October 7, 2012. Proceeded in death by her husband of 68 years, Jack. Loving mother of Judith Greba (William), John (Nicole), Mary Hoover (Jeffrey), Michael (Margo), the late Robert and the late Dale. Dear grandmother and great-grandmother. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and countless loving friends. Eleanor attended St. Alphonsus High School, graduated from the Detroit Business College, worked at the Statler Hotel in Detroit and enjoyed a career with the Dearborn Public Schools. She had a strong faith, and was a founding member of the Church of the Divine Child in Dearborn. She loved traveling, golfing and spending time with friends and family. A Memorial Mass celebrating Eleanor's life will be held on Saturday, October 20th, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. at the Church of the Divine Child, 1055 N. Silvery Lane, Dearborn, MI, 48128-1099. Arrangements by the Dearborn Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 313 561-1500. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 S. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959/ stjudelegacy.org. www.howepeterson.com.
PIWOWAR GENEVIEVE C. "JEAN" Age 92. October 14, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Joseph. Loving mother of Lorraine Hamilton and Ronald (Barbara). Cherished by nine grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and eight great- great- grandchildren. Dear sister of Chester (Lena) Mach. In state Thursday 9:30 a.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Church followed by 10 a.m. Mass of the Resurrection. Interment St. Hedwig Cemetery. Share memories at www.jarzembowskifuneralhome.com
PORTER ORLANDO BERNARD age 49 of Monroe, formerly of Detroit, passed away Sunday, October 7, 2012. Arrangements entrusted to Merkle Funeral Service (734)384-5185. www.merklefs.com.
PRITCHARD SUSAN FORD, passed away on October 10, 2012 at Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania from a hemorrhagic stroke. She leaves behind her husband, Paul C. Pritchard; four children, Robin Giesen, Marcus Pritchard, Stephen Pritchard and Christopher Pritchard as well as her mother, Evelyn Clanon McCleery; one brother, Daniel Ford, his wife, Vivian and a nephew, Greg. She had one grandson, Miles Giesen. Born on March 6, 1952, the daughter of Edwin Ford and Evelyn Clanon McCleery in Dearborn Heights, Michigan, she graduated from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo with a Bachelors and Masters in Communication. Susan was a successful businesswoman, advocate of the arts, a highly respected public relations professional and medical educator. She was employed by Upjohn Pharmaceuticals, Brown Paper, Burson Marsteller and Powell Adams Reinhardt. She was a major contributor to the CDC's Aids Education programs and was instrumental in the worldwide walkathon, the March for Parks. She was the owner of the Washington Street Gallery in Charles Town, West Virginia now the Washington Street Artists Cooperative. She was a founder of the City Club of Martinsburg. She was also devoted to animal welfare and adoption programs, serving as a volunteer at the National Zoo with Golden lion monkeys and working in Hawaii with dolphin communication and supporting local animal shelters. She and her husband recently moved to Hagerstown, Maryland where she was responsible for the restoration of one of the historic homes in the Oak Hill Historic District. Susan was an elder of the Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church, Shepherdstown, WV and active in peace initiatives.She will be remembered for her creativity, warmth, generosity, kindness and great capacity for love. A memorial service will be held at the church on November 3, 2012 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Artists Fund at the Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 114, Shepherdstown, WV 25443 or the Jefferson County Animal Welfare Society, P.O. Box 147, Charles Town, WV 25414.
PROVENZANO RINA October 15, 2012, age 86. Beloved wife of Joseph. Cherished mother of Nunzio "Nick" (Virginia), Joseph (Patricia), Patricia (the late Bernard) Mulrenin and Elena (Joseph) Wiegand. Loving grandmother of 11 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Visitation Thursday 2-9 p.m. with a Prayer service 4 p.m. at the Wasik Funeral Home, Inc., 11470 Thirteen Mile Road (W. of Hoover), Warren. In state Friday 9:00 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass 9:30 a.m. at St. Veronica Church, 21440 Universal Drive (corner of Toepfer), Eastpointe. Entombment Resurrection. Memorial contributions to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital would be appreciated. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.wasikfuneralhome.com
RELING GERALDINE 81 of Chesterfield. Beloved wife of James. Loving mother of James (Ann), Patrick, Christine (Chuck) Pedick, Theresa Jellison, Keith (Bridgit), Alan (Jacki), Kathleen (Dave) Cummings and Gerald (Ann). Also survived by many loving grandchildren and great grandchildren. Visitation Wednesday 2:30 -8 p.m. at Gendernalik Funeral Home, 35259 23 Mile Road, New Baltimore. Funeral Service Thursday 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home. Memorials to American Cancer Society.
SALAMINO GERALD P. "JERRY" October 15, 2012. Age 74 of Lincoln Park. Beloved son of Clara and the late Andrew Sr. Dearest brother of Geraldine Williams, Thomas, Andrew Jr. (Patricia), and Teresa (Jim) Borgione. Dear uncle of many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by brother Floyd and sister Louise Booth. Visitation Thursday from 1-8 p.m. Funeral services Friday 11:30 a.m. at the John K. Solosy Funeral Home, 3206 Fort St., Lincoln Park. Interment Our Lady of Hope Cemetery.
SCHICK CHARMAINE GREGORY Age 80 of Grosse Pointe Farms, passed away peacefully in her home the morning of October 15, 2012 surrounded by her family. The loving wife of Robert Schick, she is also survived by her sons Robert and Michael (wife Kathleen) and grandchildren Rebecca, Michael, Jacob, and Julianna. Charmaine was born on December 6, 1931 to Clarisse and Charles Gregory. Her parents were a successful Vaudeville act, and Charmaine grew up in and around show business her entire young life. Charmaine was also an entertainer and sang and danced in a duet "Patty and Charmaine." Charmaine later owned and operated a dance studio, Charmaine's Studio of Dance, in Roseville for 58 years. Her work was her passion for dance... As she would say, "what I did for love." During those years, she touched the lives of many of her young students, sharing all she knew of dance and her life with them. Her students enjoyed the privilege of taking classes from many high-end professionals in the dance world, often traveling to New York and other locations to do so. She is truly loved and will be missed by many. Visitation on Wednesday from 2-9 p.m. at Faulmann & Walsh Funeral Home, 32814 Utica Road (at 14 Mile Road) in Fraser. In state on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. and Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 21620 Greater Mack Avenue in St. Clair Shores. Share your memories at www.faulmannwalsh.com.
SLAUGHTER GEORGE R. October 11th, 2012 at age 75 flame went out in Port St. Lucie, Florida. Former Paramedic for Detroit Receiving Hospital and Former Broadcaster, and Program Director for Detroit's Own WJZZ/WCHD Stations respectfully. He leaves to morn his loving wife of 20+ years, Laverne Moore-Slaughter, his children, Rhonda, Ra'Chael (Patrick) Bell, Glenn (Ellen) Thomas and Leslie. His legacy, his grandchildren, Ava Marie, Brittany, J. Montgomery, Austin James, Cole, Zion and Joy. He also leaves a host of friends and extended family members of Amherstburg, Canada, Detroit and Flint, Michigan and St. Louis, MO.
SMITH CHARLES E., age 85, formerly of Trenton, passed away October 15, 2012. Loving husband of the late Phyllis. Dear father of Curtis, Dennis (Suzanne), and Diane (Bill) LeBar. Proud grandfather of five, and great-grandfather of four. Visitation Thursday 11a.m.-1p.m. at the Trenton Chapel - Martenson Family of Funeral Homes, 3200 West Rd. Visit www.martenson.com
SMUK KAREN A. Age 66 of Dearborn. Died October 14, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Jon. Loving mother of Sandra Kramer, Carol and Jon Smuk, Jr. Dear sister of Marlene Lemire, Marcia Ryan, Marquita Studt, Jill Myslinski, Susan Romberg, Tisha Whitcraft and the late Patrick, Michael and Jack Whitcraft. In state 9:30 a.m. Friday, October 19, St. Michael the Archangel Byzantine Church, 6320 Chase Rd., Dearborn, until time of Funeral Service at 10:00 a.m. Visitation Thursday, October 18, 2-8:00 p.m. Querfeld Funeral Home, 1200 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn. Prayers Thursday 7:30 p.m. www.querfeldfuneralhome.com
TOTTEN GERALDINE, a loving and supportive wife, mother, grandmother, and friend died peacefully at home on October 16, 2012. With the support of Jim Totten, her devoted husband of 63 years, Mrs. Totten received nursing training at Sinai Hospital in Detroit and worked at Outer Drive Hospital and in private practice with Doctors Schmidt and McCue in Allen Park. A key focus and accomplishment of her life was to ensure her children became thoughtful, independent, and caring citizens. Mrs Totten enjoyed the exploits and accomplishments of her children and grandchildren, the triumphs of her beloved Detroit Tigers, guiding her daughter's Girl Scout Troop, gardening, golfing, bowling, playing cards, canning, cooking, and a good bargain. She is preceded in death by her sister Patricia Schafer. Survived by her husband Jim; son Jim and his wife Marilyn, daughter Cathi and her husband Ron Carmany, daughter Annette and her partner Kathy Day; grandsons Brian Carmany, Stephen Totten; and brother-in-law Willard Shafer. Visitation Wednesday 3-8 p.m. at Weise Funeral Home, 7210 Park Ave., Allen Park, (313) 382-1150. Funeral service will be Thursday 3:30 p.m., Michigan Memorial Park Chapel, Flat Rock, MI. Interment at cemetery immediately after service. Please see our online obituary / guestbook at www.weisefuneralhome.com
TYMOC MICHAEL October 15, 2012, age 89. Beloved husband of Rose. Dear father of Richard (Jean) Tymoc, Larissa (Gregory) Kuprianiak and Nina (Joseph) Miklos. Dear grandfather of Tanya, Melinda and Sonia Kuprianiak, Christina (Andrew) Plumer, Elizabeth and Michael Tymoc. Dear brother of Anne (the late Charles) Peppera and the late Stephen (Ruth) Tymoc, Mary (Harry) Vasil, Stella (Stanley) Makaryk, Joseph Tymoc and Emily (Benjamin) Killian. Visitation Thursday 2-8 p.m. with Panikhida at 7 p.m at Edward Swanson & Son Funeral Home, 30351 Dequindre, (1 block S. of 13 Mile) Madison Heights. In state Friday at 9:30 am for Funeral Service at 10 am at Ss. Peter and Paul Orthodox Cathedral, 3810 Gilbert (1 block W. of Livernois; 2 blocks S. of Michigan Ave), Detroit, MI 48210. Interment White Chapel Memorial Cemetery, Troy with U. S. Army Military Honors. Memorials may be made to Ss. Peter and Paul Orthodox Cathedral.
WRIGHT RUSSELL G., age 71, of Traverse City, formerly of Troy and Farmington, died suddenly October 15 at Central DuPage Hospital, Winfield, Illinois. Memorial service pending in Traverse City. Mr. Wright is survived by three children, Virginia (Murad) Erguven, Robert (Susan) and Terri Green; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Mr. Wright is preceded in death by his wife, Sharon (nee Hunn); and his brother, Rev. James B. Wright. Mr. Wright had worked for IBM for 30 years, retiring in 1996. Mr. Wright was a member of the Elks Club in Traverse City. Arrangements made by Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard, info at 1-888-629-0094 or brustfuneralhome.com