CARLSON WILLIAM 1923-2012, passed away in Phoenix, AZ on August 17th, 2012. Was a Lt in WWII with the 5th AAF, 22nd Bombardment Group. He was survived by his wife, Patti Carlson, his son William Carlson Jr. and daughter Gail Saavedra.
CARTER MARK FREDERICK age 57 of Newport passed away Saturday, October 13, 2012. Preceded by wife, Kate. Survived by daughter, Stephanie Carter of N. Carolina, and mother, Miriam Carter of Orion. Visitation 5:00pm until 7:00pm on Monday, October 22, at Merkle Funeral Service, Monroe (734) 384-5185. Service will follow at 7:00pm. www.merklefs.com
COLLINS REATHA MAE the daughter of the late Roosevelt and Rita Rawls was born November 22, 1937 in Screven, Georgia. She departed this life on Thursday, October 18, 2012 at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She was preceded in death by two (2) sisters, Carolyn Jordan and Gail Jackson; two (2) brothers, Herman Rawls and George Rawls. She leaves to cherish her memory; her children: Michael Collins, Jesup, Georgia, Margie C. (Erskine) Rose, Arlington, Texas, Darryl Pender, Waycross, Georgia and Dontay (Dionne) Collins, Detroit, Michigan; four sisters, five brothers, two aunts, one uncle, nine grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Funeral Services will be held Monday October 22, 20012 at Cathedral of Faith, 13925 Burt Rd. Detroit 11am. Visitation Sunday 1- 7pm at the Chapel of the Chimes Funeral Home, Westland, MI
ESPER MARY HELEN (NEE McCORMICK) January 2, 1925 October 18, 2012. Mary Helen was born and raised in Dearborn by her parents, the late Patrick and Margaret McCormick. She attended St. Alphonsus Church and school. Married to the dearly departed Lawrence Esper. Became the mother of 5 children. She lost her beloved daughter Arlene L. Graham to cancer in 2009. Survived by her daughter Linda (Mike) DeJarnett. Her son-in-law David Graham and sons Bernard (Peggy) Esper, Bill (Donna) Esper, and Don Esper. Also survived by 13 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Predeceased by brothers Tom and Jack McCormick and brother-in-law Ralph Mertz. Survived by her sister Pat Mertz, brother Denny McCormick and his wife Mary and many cherished nieces and nephews. She earned a degree in nursing and enjoyed that work for many years. In her retirement she enjoyed exercising with her friends at the Westland Friendship Center, gardening, drawing, painting and joining various clubs and organizations in the Wayne Community. She loved her dog, Babe. She became a traveler, with Ireland becoming her favorite place. In her travels and in her life, she made many friends. She will be greatly missed. Family will receive visitors Sunday 1 9pm at the Uht Funeral Home, 35400 Glenwood Rd., Westland. Funeral service Monday, 10am at St. Alphonsus, 13540 Gould, Dearborn; instate at the church Monday 9:30 am until time of Mass. Please visit and post a tribute at www.uhtfuneralhome.com.
GODLEWSKI PAULA JOANN (NEE DILLEY) October 18, 2012. Age 44. Loving daughter of Gerald and the late Giovanna Dilley. Loving sister of Frank (Madaline) Dilley, Steven Dilley and Annette (Daniel) Dowd. Loving aunt of Mitchell and Breanna. Survived by many loving aunts, uncles and cousins. In state Monday 9:30 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. time of Mass at Our Lady Queen of All Saints Church, 31740 Cyril (Utica and Hayes off Masonic). Interment Sacred Heart Cemetery Roseville, Mi. Memorials to the American Speech-Language Hearing Association Foundation appreciated. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com
GORHAM SR. PAULINE I.H.M. Age 89. Died October 18, 2012. Beloved aunt of several nieces and nephews. Visitation Monday, 2-7:30 p.m. at the I.H.M. Motherhouse Chapel in Monroe, MI, with Prayers at 3 p.m. and Funeral Services on Tuesday 10 a.m. Memorials to the I.H.M. Retirement Fund. Arrangements by the Rupp Funeral Home, (734) 241-9300.
HALACZKIEWICZ MARCIN K. Age 30, died October 16, 2012. Beloved husband of Natalie. Dearest father of Kaya Ann and Luciya Ann. Beloved son of Konrad and Dorota. Loving brother of Mateusz (Marta), Mikolaj, and Maciej. Beloved son-in-law of Victoria Pierno. Also survived by many brothers and sisters-in-law. Visitation will be Saturday 3:00pm-8:00pm and Sunday 2:00pm-8:00pm at Gendernalik Funeral Home, 35259 23 Mile Rd, New Baltimore. Monday in state 9:30am until funeral mass 10:00am at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, 13500 Oak Park Blvd, Oak Park. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, Utica. Please share a memory with the family at www.sullivanfuneraldirectors.com
KIEL STANLEY JOSEPH, Age 88, born July 21, 1924 in Hamtramck, Michigan went to be with the Lord on September 27, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Husband of the late Rita June, he is survived by his dear sister Frances Turansky, daughter Gloria Kiel-Gutierrez and her husband Felipe Gutierrez, son Christopher Kiel along with several nieces and nephews. He worked as a bank manager for over 40 years and was a WWII Combat Veteran in the European theater awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. Condolences can be sent to email@example.com. Memorial contributions can be made at https://www.vfwnationalhome.org/.
LATZMAN GARY Passed away October 12, 2012. Age 59. Son of Joy Donna Latzman-Funk and George Latzman. Dear son-in-law of Irene C. Turner and Robert B. Folsom. Brother to Tom and Val, Sherry, Melody, and Gary Peters, and Dean. Loving father of Jason, Josh, and Cassie Latzman. Friend and mother to his three children, Chris Latzman. Dear friend, Liz Pajor. The family will gather with friends October 27, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Rosedale Garden Presbyterian Church in Livonia for prayers and a time for those who knew Gary to share their memories and stories, following the service will be a luncheon. He left an imprint on everyone's heart he ever met. Donations to his three children.
MAZUR LINDA MAY (NEE JOHNSTON), age 62, "Suddenly" October 16, 2012. Beloved wife of Paul for 43 beautiful years. Loving mother of Scott (Carrie), Jeffrey (Shannon) and Jennifer May (Brian) Miller. Proud grandmother of Conner, Rayne, Ashley May, Rylee May and Charlie May. Dear sister of Denise May (Craig) Polachek and Kimberly May (Keith) Long. Visitation Monday 3-9 p.m. and Tuesday 1:00 p.m. until Celebration of Life, 7:00 p.m., at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. (Shelby Twp.), 54880 Van Dyke at 25 Mile Rd. In lieu of flowers, donations to Make-A-Wish are greatly appreciated. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com .
MECOLI THOMAS DOMINICK of Highland Twp., passed away in the care of his family October 17, 2012. He was 58 years old. In addition to Genevieve "Genny" Mecoli, his beloved wife of 32 years and their canine companion Star, Tom is also survived by father Rocky (Patricia) Mecoli, mother Ann (the late Archie) Archibald, Susan (Mike) Kryda, Patrick (Linda) Mecoli, Pam (Tom) Scicluna, Tom (Donna) Gill; nieces and nephews Eddie (Trish) Kryda, Dr. Kristina Kryda, Dominick Scicluna, Mario Scicluna, Valentino (Elizabeth) Scicluna, Kara (Chris) King, Jonathan Boley, Kim (Joe) Tomocik, andice Farrar; great-nieces and great-nephews Teagan, Valentino, Talia, Lenah, Celise, and Logan; God daughter Alicia Lorigan; also aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family. Also preceded in death by his brother Steve Gill (d.1997). Funeral service from Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 404 E. Liberty St., Milford, Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Fr. Leo Lulko to officiate. Friends may gather from 12 Noon until time of service. For further information, please phone 248.684.6645.
MEHLER SAMUEL Beloved husband of 61 years of Marilyn Mehler. Cherished father of Dr. Allen Mehler, Susan (Dr. Nelson) Hersh. Loving Papa of Michelle Hersh, Jessica Hersh, Rebecca Hersh. Dear brother of the late Morton (the late Arlene) Mehler and the late Ruth (the late Sam) Arbit. Brother-in-law of Louis (Myra) Kuretzky, the late Minnie (the late Nate) Rakotz and the late Saul (the late Ruth) Kuretzky. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and a world of friends SERVICES WILL BE HELD AT 11:00 AM SUNDAY AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020. INTERMENT AT CLOVER HILL PARK CEMETERY. www.irakaufman.com.
MELARAGNI PETER, October 18, 2012, age 92. Loving husband of Frances. Dear father of Joanna Pamula (David), Michael, and Gerard. Proud and devoted grandpa of Kathryn and Christopher. Brother of Concetta Fortuna (Giuseppe) and Marino Melaragni (Celeste). Brother-in-law of Aurora Serra (the late Italo) and the late Giuseppa Serra, Filippa and Modesto DeBellis, Maria and Giuseppe Tedesco. Special uncle of many nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends Saturday (October 20) 4-8 p.m. and Sunday 2-8 p.m. at A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Road (between Maple and Big Beaver), with Rosary Sunday at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass Monday 9:30 a.m. at St. Anastasia Church, 4571 John R, Troy. Visitation at church begins at 9 a.m. Proud U.S. Army Veteran of WWII and member of Sant' Elia Club. Memorial tributes to charity of donor's choice. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
QUILLEN WAYNE "JAMES" Age 61, suddenly passed away on October 15, 2012. Former husband of Elaine Gagnon. Beloved father of Jeff (Carrie), Jennifer (Anthony) Barney, Dawn, and Debi. Cherished grandfather of Taylor Quillen, Nathan Barney, Collin and Owen Quillen, Krista, Jessica, Carlos, and Joshua, and great-grandfather of Izzy and Jack. Survived by sisters Reda and Vicki. James was loved by all that knew him and will be deeply missed. Funeral Visitation will be Sunday 2 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the Sterling Heights Chapel of the E.J. Mandziuk & Son Funeral Directors, Inc., 3801 18 Mile Road (NW corner of Ryan). Please share memories with the family at www.mandziukfuneralhome.com.
WILLIAMS DOROTHY "DOTTIE" (NEE ZABINSKI) October 15, 2012. Age 73 of Lincoln Park. Beloved wife of the late Dale Williams. Dearest sister of Eleanor Zabinski. Dear aunt of Dawn and Donald (Gina) Zabinski and Great Aunt of Zeke, Z.J., and Zak Zabinski. Dear Sister-in-law of Sandy Zabinski. Also survived by many cousins, Godchildren, and dear friends. Preceded in death by her parents Martha (nee Freda) and Stephen Zabinski, brother Donald Zabinski and nephew Stephen Zabinski. In state Saturday 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass 10:00 a.m. at Christ the Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 1540 Riverbank, Lincoln Park. Interment Michigan Memorial Park. Arrangements by the John K. Solosy Funeral Home.
WILLIAMS ORLANDO October 26, 1969 - October 17, 2012. Born and raised in Highland Park. Dearest son of Veunita Williams. Visitation Sunday 2-9 p.m. at A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe Woods. Service Monday 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton Township.