ABDURAMAN THERESIA Age 86, October 18, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Musin. Dearest mother of Shefika Kosikowski, Wolfgang (Denise) Abduraman and Brigitte (Eric) Ciaglo. Grandmother of seven. Great grandmother of three. Service at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 2565 Third St., Trenton, Michigan, 10 am Friday, October 26. Memorials suggested to Hospices of Henry Ford.
ARMSTRONG AUDREY A. October 23, 2012, age 99. Wife of the late Hugh. Dear mother of Audrey Fitzpatrick (Bruce), Thomas (Myrna), and Mary Beth Wiechert (Pat). Also eight grand-children and 20 great-grand-children. Funeral service Thursday 12 Noon at A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Road (between Maple and Big Beaver). Family will receive friends Thursday 9:30 a.m. until time of service. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery. Memorial tributes to Lutheran Home of Livonia, 28910 Plymouth Road, Livonia, MI 48150. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
AUDA ALEXANDER A., Age 86, of Milford, and formerly of Redford Twp., passed away in the care of his family October 21, 2012. Mr. Auda retired from Detroit Edison after 50 years and served 20 years as a Reserve Police Officer in Redford Twp., retiring as Lieutenant. Preceded in death by his wife Elizabeth "Betty" Auda. Survived by daughters Lynne Auda, Judy Hewelt, and Sharon (David) Lehr; grandchildren Nicole, Cara, Ryan and Matthew. Funeral Service will be held at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 404 E. Liberty St., Milford, on Thursday at 7 pm. Friends may visit Wednesday 5:30-9pm and Thursday 2-9 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to: National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation or Angela Hospice. For further information, phone 248.684.6645 or visit www.LynchFuneralDirectors.com
BAK WALTER M. "WALLY" Passed away on September 26, 2012 from a long battle with lung cancer. Beloved husband to Stacey (Orlanski). Brother of Ted (Carol). Uncle to Tom and Ryan, and cousin to Deanna and Barbara. Also survived by a wonderful friend, caregiver to Wally and daughter Kimberly and four beautiful grandchildren. He worked as an automotive engineer for over 30 years. He enjoyed classic car shows, watching and playing baseball, and most of all loved to talk and tell stories. More than anything he enjoyed helping others. Memorial Service October 27th at 11:00 a.m. at St. Peter's Church, 98 New St., Mt. Clemens. In lieu of flowers, donations to Lung Cancer Association or to the family.
BALLARD CLYDE "Honey" was born May 1st, 1925 in Kentucky and died October 23rd, 2012. He proudly served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Nata Lee Ballard, and four daughters, Debra, Susan (Leslie) Peterson, Dawn (Robert) Chism, Lisa (Phillip) Mailey. He is also survived by five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. A memorial service is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Thursday, October 25th, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Royal Oak. Interment will be at Great Lakes National Cemetary, Holly, MI.
BANONIS MARILYN Born September 28, 1923, died peacefully on October 15, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Vincent, Sr. Preceded in death by three wonderful sons Vincent, Jr., James, and Stephen. Survived by daughter Carolyn Anglin, brothers Robert and John (Helen) Schodowski, and many loving relatives, nieces and nephews. There is no visitation or memorial services per Marilyn's final wishes. Memorials in her honor may be made to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen, 1820 Mt. Elliot, Detroit, Michigan 48207. Online condolences may be left at www.haleyfuneraldirectors.com.
CRAWFORD SALLY S. Age 76, October 23, 2012. Beloved wife of Kenneth Crawford. Loving mother of the late Cheri Michels, Pamela Crawford, Kenneth (Kathy) Crawford, the late Brian Crawford and the late David Crawford. Cherished grandmother of eight. Funeral at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Road (btwn. 14-15 Mile Rds.), Friday 11 a.m. Friends may visit Thursday 2-8 p.m. Memorials appreciated to the Parkinson Foundation. Obituary and condolences at lynchfuneraldirectors.com .
HORWITZ SUSAN Beloved wife of the late Bertrand Horwitz. Cherished mother of Alene (Bernie) Goodstein, Linda Horwitz, Larry (Marla) Horwitz and the late Lori Horwitz. Loving grandmother of Ben Goodstein and Alex Greenstone. Dear sister of Michael (Joanne) Simon. Also survived by other loving relatives and friends. Devoted daughter of the late Leo and the late Ruth Simon. SERVICES WEDNESDAY 10:00 A.M. AT THE DAVIDSON/HERMELIN CHAPEL AT CLOVER HILL PARK CEMETERY. ARRANGEMENTS BY THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL. 248-569-0020. www.irakaufman.com
KALINOWSKI MARK DAVID Age 64, a resident of Royal Oak, passed away on October 20, 2012. Beloved father of Lisa Rogerson. Dearest companion of Lynda Dooley. Loving cousin of Mike Zsymberski. Predeceased by his parents Edmund and Lillian Kalinowski; his brother Ralph Kalin and his beloved cat Fat Boy. Gathering of family and friends Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. until Memorial Service 12:30 p.m. at Price Funeral Home, 3725 Rochester Road (between Big Beaver and Wattles Roads), Troy, (248) 689-0700. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to American Heart Association. Share memories with the family on the online guestbook at www.pricefuneralhome.net
KANTERS JOHN P. Age 81, October 20, 2012. Beloved husband of Mary Frances for 60 years. Dearest father of Karen (Gregory). Also survived by many nieces and nephews. John's entire career was dedicated to public service. Shortly after earning a master's degree from the University of Michigan he entered the U.S. Army and after discharge became a career Civil Service employee of the City of Detroit. After several years with the Budget Department as an analyst his special talents were recognized by Mayor Cavanagh who appointed him Budget Director. He continued to serve Mayor Gribbs and Mayor Young as the director of various departments throughout his career. Following a 35 year career his desire to serve continued even after retirement. He was elected to represent his fellow retirants on the Board of Trustees of the General Retirement System of the City of Detroit and was a member of the Board of Directors of the Detroit Retired City Employees Association. Upon relocating to Sterling Heights he became a member of the Property Tax Board of Review in that community. Funeral Friday 12 Noon at the A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 32000 Schoenherr Rd. at Masonic, Warren. Visitation Wednesday 4-9 p.m. and Thursday 2-9 p.m. Memorials to the Capuchins or the Salvation Army would be appreciated. ahpeters.com
KRAMER NORA M. October 22, 2012. Beloved wife of W. George Kramer, Jr. Dear mother of Patricia Jane Harris (Steven) and the late Bradley Michael Kramer (Susan). Grandmother of Stephanie, Patricia, Ryan, Rachel and Brian. Great-grandmother of ten and aunt to many nieces and nephews. Loving sister of Shirley Pridemore and the late Ralph Martin and Mary McGarvey. Memorial service Friday 11 a.m. at St. Paul Ev. Lutheran Church, 375 Lothrop at Chalfonte, Grosse Pointe Farms. Family will receive friends and visitors Thursday 4-8 p.m. at A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe Woods. Donations to charity of your choice. ahpeters.com
KUCHARCZYK STANLEY W. Age 91, passed away peacefully October 20, 2012 after a long illness. Dearest son of the late Valentine and Josephine. Dear brother of the late Valentine Kucharczyk and Mary Walczak . Dear brother-in-law of Lucile Kucharczyk and the late Leonard Walczak. Loving uncle of 11 nieces and nephews and many great-nieces and great-nephews. Stanley was a proud Navy veteran of World War II, an avid gardener and retiree of Greenfield Village. Family will receive friends Friday from 4-8 p.m. with Rosary at 7 p.m. at Stanley Turowski Funeral Home, 25509 W. Warren, Dearborn Heights. In state Saturday 8:30 a.m. at St. Linus Church until time of Mass at 9 a.m. Share condolences at www.stanleyturowskifuneralhome.com
LAUER ALDEN ROBERT Age 94 of Detroit, passed away October 20, 2012. Beloved husband of 60 years to his late wife Elizabeth (Beck) Lauer. He was preceded in death by his son Carl. Alden is survived by his sons David (Judy) and Robert, and daughter Margaret; also nine grandchildren, six great grandchildren and a host of very close nieces and nephews. Robert was an all-star athlete at St. Anthony High School, a Speed Skater, Barrel Jumper and Ballroom dancer. During the depression, he hopped freight cars to visit the west coast. He was an Electrical Supervisor at Chrysler, had an electrical business on the side, and was a "Jack of all trades". Alden worked hard until the end, always inspired by the poem "Don't Quit". "Rest if you must, but don't you quit". Visitation Thursday, October 25 1-9pm at Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home, Inc., 28499 Schoenherr (S. of 12 Mile), Warren. Funeral Friday, October 26; In state 9:30am until the time of Mass 10:00am at Assumption Grotto Catholic Church, 13770 Gratiot, Detroit. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. Light candle and share a memory at: www.verheyden.org
MOKED DANNY P. "POPPY" October 22, 2012 Age 78. Beloved husband of Maria. Loving father of Lisa (John) Teolis, Linda Hunt, Laurie, Michael, and Minnie (Tony) Torres. Proud Poppy of 10 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Dear brother of Minnie Moked. Memorial gathering at the Sterling Heights Chapel of the Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 13650 East Fifteen Mile Road (at Schoenherr) Thursday 2pm to 9pm with 7pm Memorial Service. Memories shared at www.bcfh.com.
PFEIFLE THOMAS F., SR. Age 78, passed away with his family due to heart disease on October 9th, 2012 at Select Specialty Hospital, in Wilmington, DE. Tom was born July 18th, 1934, in Detroit, Michigan to John and Virginia Pfeifle. Tom graduated from Grosse Pointe High School and went to the University of Wisconsin on a football scholarship until suffering a knee injury in his sophomore year. He transferred to Western Michigan University where he graduated with a degree in Business Administration and where he met the love of his life, and future wife, Sonja Sue Axtell. Tom started his career at the Ford Motor company where he was Account Manager in its parts services business. He later joined the Maritz Company where he earned several accolades including being the company's top performing Area Sales Manager for over 30 years. His line of work ensured he traveled the world and his favorite destination was Paris, France where he developed a connoisseur's palate and lifelong passion for fine red wine. In his spare time he also owned the Bay Window Restaurant and Theatre in Caseville, MI. Tom's most important role in life was being a dad. Having grown up without a father he ensured that he was a provider, mentor, and ultimately a best friend to his children. His love of family and life extended to all who knew him. Tom is survived by his sons, John and Daniel and their wives, Teresa and Elizabeth, daughter in-law Jean Pfeifle, grandchildren, Daniel, Jennifer, Kate, Nicole, Tess, Grace, Alexander and Maxwell, and great-grandchild Cody. He was preceded in death by his wife Sonja, daughter Penny, and son Thomas Jr. A memorial luncheon will be held from 12-3 p.m. on Friday, October 26 at the Grosse Pointe War Memorial in the Alger House. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. Krienen-Griffith Wilmington, DE (302) 994-9614. www.Delawarefuneral.com
PORCHIA REMO "RAY" B. Age 77, October 22, 2012 of Taylor. Beloved husband of Betty. Dearest father of Joe (Kim), Rosa (Brian) Griesinger, Robert (Tonjia), David (Michelle) and the late Remo Jr. Dear grandfather of 11 and great grandfather of one on the way. Loving uncle of Patricia O'Donnell, Mary Nichols and Roseanne Green. In state Friday, 10:30 a.m. with Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. at St. Constance Catholic Church, 21555 Kinyon, Taylor. Visitation Wednesday, 5 to 9 p.m. and Thursday, 12 Noon to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. at the Taylor Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 9800 S. Telegraph Road. Interment at Our Lady of Hope Cemetery, Brownstown. Share a memory at www.howepeterson.com
REES KENNETH JAMES Age 72. October 23, 2012. Beloved husband of the late Jo Ann. Loving father of Mark Seth (Michelle) and Matthew Dwight (Kate) Rees. Proud grandfather of Jacob, Jared, Marion, Brady, Timothy and Meaghan. Dear brother of George and Robert Paul (Jean) Rees. Visitation Thursday 2:00-9:00 p.m. and Friday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Ave., at Vernier Rd., Grosse Pointe Woods. Rosary Thursday 7:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Kidney Foundation, 1169 Oak Valley Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48108. ahpeters.com
SAPERSTEIN JARED Beloved husband of Kelli Skiba Saperstein. Devoted son of Ira and Debbie Saperstein. Dear son-in-law of Susan (Francis) Flanders and Henry (Mary Jo) Skiba. Loving brother of Andrew (Kimberly) Saperstein, Joey Saperstein and Brent Saperstein. Cherished grandson of Ida (Eddie) Drizen, Mary Lou Holmes and the late David Saperstein. SERVICES 3:00 PM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020. INTERMENT AT BETH EL MEMORIAL PARK. www.irakaufman.com.
SELTZER IRENE G., age 86, of Kerby, Oregon died Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at Three Rivers Medical Center. No services are planned. Illinois Valley Funeral Directors are in charge of arrangements. Irene was born November 3, 1925 in Detroit, Michigan. She was educated in Michigan and worked as an elementary teacher in the Catholic school system. On December 27, 1945 in Detroit she married Ralph Seltzer. When Ralph's job relocated them, they moved to California where they lived for nine years during which Irene pursued a nursing career. They moved to Selma, Oregon where they owned and operated Great Oak Vineyard. After retirement, they sold the vineyard and winery and moved to Kerby, Oregon in 1996. Irene especially enjoyed traveling including trips to Europe, Japan, South America, and Africa. She also loved to read from her large personal library. Irene is survived by her husband, Ralph Seltzer of Kerby, Oregon; two sons, Andrew T. Seltzer of Los Angeles, California and Martin L. Seltzer of Detroit, Michigan; four grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two children, Daniel Seltzer and Suzanne Seltzer.
TALOCCO ANGELA October 20, 2012, age 56. Beloved wife of Joe. Dear mother of Anthony. Loving sister of Mary Louise Hansen and Janie Brzezinski. Funeral Saturday 10 a.m. from Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, 23815 Power Rd., Farmington. In state from 9:30 a.m. Visitation Thursday 2-9 p.m. and Friday 12-9 p.m. with Scripture Service at 7 p.m. from the Dearborn Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 22546 Michigan Ave. Interment St. Hedwig Cemetery. www.howepeterson.com
THIBODEAU CHARLES EDWARD 68, of Howell. January 19, 1944- October 21, 2012. Beloved husband of the late Marge. Loving father of Stacy (Jay) Grossman. Also survived by his sister, Patricia Thibodeau, Brothers-in-law Thomas (Joan) Burke and Ted (Claire) Terletzky, his Goddaughter Rita (Scott) Riggs, along with many nieces and nephews and dear friends. Charlie was loved by, his dogs, Buddy and Laddie and his Macaw, Clancy. Charlie was extremely proud of his Army service as a tank driver in the 3rd Cavalry Armored Regiment, and was honorably discharged with the rank of PFC E3 (P). He was a member of the American Legion Post 216, Milford MI. Charlie retired from the Detroit News as a pressman, and remained a proud Union man! Charlie loved the Detroit sports teams, especially the Tigers and Lions and will be rooting for the Tigers in the World Series from Heaven. In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to the Livingston County Humane Society, or St. Jude Children's Hospital. The funeral will be held Friday, October 26th at St. Augustine Parish at 6481 Faussett Rd. Howell MI, 48843. Viewing at 10am, funeral service at 11am and burial at 12:30pm at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Howell.
WELTI MARGUERITE HELEN Age 91, passed away October 20, 2012 in Farmington Hills, Michigan. Beloved wife of the late Carl Welti Sr. Dear mother of Carl Jr. (Beverly), Carolyn Hoffee (William), Thomas (Terry), and Mark. Grandmother of 11 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Sister of Lois Larivee. Visitation at the home of Carl Welti Jr. on Thursday, October 25, 6-9pm for directions call 248-478-2779. Memorial service 11am Friday, October 26, at Prince of Peace Church, 28000 New Market Rd., off 12 Mile Rd. in Farmington Hills. Memorials to Special Olympics.
WIEDYKE DAVID Age 67. October 19, 2012 of Grosse Ile. Beloved husband of Deborah. Loving father of Scott, Shane (Amy), Jody (Lynn) Kaiser, Kelly Kaiser, and Adam (Megan) Gore. Beloved grandfather of Zachary, Nicholas, Rachel, Nathan, Joslyn Kaiser, Ethan Kaiser and Makenna Gore. Survived by Allen and Pamela Selby, Roland Symons and many friends who loved him. Memorial Visitation Friday 12-9 p.m. Memorial Service Saturday 10 a.m., John Molnar Funeral Home, 23700 West Road, Brownstown. www.molnarfuneralhome.com
ZAMLER MICHAEL Cherished father of Cortney Zamler and Ryan Zamler. Also survived by his former wife and best friend Sandy Zamler. Devoted son of the late Albert and the late Nettie Zamler. Dear brother of Gene (Carol) Zamler, Steven (Fran) Zamler and the late Chuck Zamler. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. PRIVATE FAMILY GRAVESIDE SERVICE. ARRANGEMENTS BY THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL. 248-569-0020. www.irakaufman.com
ZIELONKA MARION age 88 died October 22, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Joseph. Dear mother of Chris (Edene), Alan, and Donna Zielonka. Sister of Floyd Prill Jr., Eleanor Shereda, and James (Barbara) Prill. Visitation Thursday 3-9 pm at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 ½ Mile Rd). Funeral Service Friday 11:00am at the funeral home. Please share memories at www.Temrowski.com