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.
ALLEN PAUL October 24, 2012 at the age of 78. Dear brother of Shirley Johnson. Loving uncle of Patricia (Don) West and the late Mary Kathryn Kugler. Great-uncle of Teresa Rushwin, Bill Cox, Kevin West, Leia Athanas, Kim Baker, Jenny Griffin and Charlie Kugler. Visitation Manns-Ferguson Funeral Home 17000 Middlebelt (S. of 6 Mile) Friday, 3-8 p.m. Services Saturday 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Share a memory www.mannsfuneralhome.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
BANGO EMIL Age 93, October 22, 2012. Beloved husband of the late Josephine. Loving father of Jeanette (George) Hastings, Lynn (Skip) Speerschneider and Emily Hansen. Also eight grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Brother of the late Joe, Ray, Josie and Tony. Funeral Saturday 11 a.m. at the Northrop-Sassaman Funeral Home, 19091 Northville Rd., Northville. Visitation Friday 2-8 p.m. Contributions may be made to the Giving Hope and Nurturing Abroad, 1304 McLean, Royal Oak, 48067 or Child Fund International, 2821 Emerywood Parkway, Richmond, VA, 23294.
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.
BASS DARTHULA CUESTA (AYERS) October 19, 2012. Born September 29, 1943 in Nashville, Tennessee, the daughter of the late Jessie Majors and Molly Luberta Perry. Ms. Bass was married to former husband Eugene Bass and from this union three children were born. Ms. Bass graduated from Nazareth College with a B.A. in Special Ed and became a teacher. She later settled in Michigan and made it home for 39 years. She retired from Kmart as a Department Store Manager with 32 years of service. She leaves to cherish her sweet memories; three children, Antonio (Zenovia), Eugenia (Terence) Stewart, Timothy (Crescenda); 13 grandchildren, six great grandchildren; a brother and a sister, and companion Fred Neal. Visitation Friday, 1-8 pm Husband Family Funeral Home, 241 S. Wayne, Westland. Funeral Saturday, 11am.
BLANKENSHIP BARBARA M. October 23, 2012. Age 85. Beloved wife of the late Elmer (2004). Loving mother of Caryl (Dan) VanWingerden, Nancy (Richard) Thibodeau, John (Kelly), and the late Beth Ann. Dear companion of Edward Werner. Proud grandmother of eight and great-grandmother of 13. Visitation Thursday 3-9 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile Rd). Funeral Friday in state 10 a.m. at Bethesda Christian Church 14000 Metro Parkway (Enter off Schoenherr) until time of service 11 a.m. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions would be appreciated to M.R.F. Melanoma Research Foundation. Make donations on line at melanoma.org or cancer.org. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" @ WujekCalcaterra.com
BONNER RICHARD M. October 23, 2012. Age 51. Beloved father of Adam. Dear son of Antoinette and the late Richard G. Loving brother of Mary (John) Larson, Paul (Mary) and Lisa (Damian) Czajka. Also remembered by many loving nieces and nephews. Funeral Friday 7:30 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., (Shelby Twp.) 54880 Van Dyke at 25 Mile Rd. Visitation Friday 2-9 p.m. Memorial Tributes to the Capuchins are welcome. Mr. Bonner was a proud member of The Porsche Club of America. He was also an Engineer with General Motors. Share memories with the family at their "Online Guestbook" at WujekCalcaterra.com
BROWN E. JANET October 19, 2012. age 84. of Marine City, MI and Palm Coast, FL. Former owner/operator of Microcraft, Inc., in Novi, MI, (along with her late husband, Bill). Dear mother, of Sandra, David, Robert, William and Jerry. Sister of James Robert McDowell, the late Dolores Howard and the late William McDowell. Also survived by 11 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Services Saturday 11:00 a.m. in Bower-Rose Funeral Home, Marine City, with visitation Saturday 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. www.bowerrosefuneralhome.com
BRUCE ELKINS L. "JACK" of Bois Blanc Island and Englewood, FL. Died suddenly on Wednesday, October 17, 2012. Age 77. Proud doctorate in education from the University of Michigan; former Superintendant of Anchor Bay School District in New Baltimore, MI. He is survived by wife, Joan Watts; sons, Scot (Lisa) and Jon (Charlotte); step-daughter, Kristen Watts (Michael) Carey; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister, Naomi Sleek; and mother of his two sons, Janet Hoffman. Memorial service at Gendernalik Funeral Home, 35259 Twenty-three Mile Rd., New Baltimore, MI on Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 11 a.m. Funeral visitation on Friday, 4-7 p.m. and Saturday 10-11 a.m. before service. For memorial tribute listings, please go to www.gendernalikfh.com
BYLAND LILA Age 101, passed away Monday, October 22nd, peacefully at home surrounded by her family. Beloved wife of the late Donald for 62 years. Dearest mother of Alice Gleeson (John), the late Donna Byland and Jean Kolankowski (Raymond). Dear grandmother of the late John Leo Gleeson. She also leaves behind four granddaughters Janell Gleeson-Gilardone (Charlie), Carrie Lytle (Jon), Mary Gleeson-Meade (Charlie) and RaeAnn Endlein (Kurt). She was especially proud of her six great-grandchildren Sophia Gilardone, Ben and Erin Lytle, Jacqueline and Charlie Meade, and Madeline Endlein. A Memorial Visitation will be held Saturday, October 27th, from 1-5 p.m. at Pixley Funeral Home Godhardt-Tomlinson Chapel, 2904 Orchard Lake Road, Keego Harbor. Memorial contributions may be made to the Michigan Humane Society or Beaumont Hospice. www.godhardttomlinsonchapel.com
CLARKE JOAN Died on October 17th from a virulent strain of throat and brain cancer. She was born in 1933 and lived in Detroit until moving with her husband, Patrick to Grosse Pointe Farms in early 1969. Joan graduated from Michigan State College in 1955. She then worked as a lunchroom manager in the Detroit Public School system, until joining the Detroit Police Department in 1957. As a police woman, Joan was awarded a departmental citation and Police Woman of the Year in 1962 for undercover investigation of an illegal abortion ring. She entered the Detroit College of Law in 1963, graduating in 1967. Passing the bar exam that summer, she was hired by the Wayne County Prosecutor in 1968 as a trial prosecutor, remaining in this position until her retirement in 1996. Joan was one of the first female attorneys in this position. In retirement, she and Patrick enjoyed one another's company, and traveled extensively from Svalbard, Norway to Hawaii. She was an avid bridge player and bowler, as well as an alumna member of the Delta Delta Delta Sorority. Discussing politics critically and studying Detroit's current issues gave her much pleasure. Predeceased by her twin sister, Jean, Joan is survived by her husband of 45 years; her younger sister, Ursula McMahon of Grosse Pointe Farms; numerous nephews and nieces as well as grand-nephews and grand-nieces. A remembrance gathering in celebration of Joan's life shall be held at the Grosse Pointe War Memorial Center's Ballroom on November 1, 2012 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. at 32 Lakeshore (Jefferson Ave.), Grosse Pointe Farms, MI. In Memoriam's may be given to either The Beaumont Hospital's Hospice Group or to The Salvation Army. Arrangements by Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home, 313-881-8500. Bless you Joan-and bless us. Your husband, Pat.
CRAIG PHYLLIS L. Beloved wife of James W. Dear mother of Gordon J. and Robert A. (Carole). Sister of Carol (Roger) Carey. Grandmother of Alex and Kyle. Funeral Friday at 1 p.m. from the chapel of the L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, 7707 Middlebelt Road (at Ann Arbor Trail). Family will receive visitors Friday, 10:30 a.m. until time of service. Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at griffinfuneralhome.com.
CROSSLEY VIRGINIA RUTH ARBAUGH age 80 of Rochester Hills, October 23, 2012. Loving mother of Virginia (Matthew) Gonzales, John P. (Sharon Ngoi) Crossley and Richard (Nancy) Crossley. Grandmother of Lauren Crossley, Sarah Crossley, James Gonzales, Catherine Gonzales and Emma Crossley. Sister of the late Albert (Sharon) Arbaugh. Also survived by her former husband John Crossley. Daughter of the late Albert (founding associate and former managing partner of Canton, Ohio law firm Black, McCuskey, Souers & Arbaugh) and Ruth Arbaugh. Memorial service Saturday, October 27, 2012, 11:30 a.m. at the Potere-Modetz Funeral Home, 339 Walnut Blvd, Rochester. Inurnment Mt. Avon Cemetery, Rochester. Family suggests memorials to the Stephen Ministries at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, PO Box 80307, Rochester, MI 48308-0307. Online guestbook www.modetzfuneralhomes.com
DENEEN WILLIAM FRANCIS 86, Detroit native, died October 19, 2012 in New York City. A dominant figure in American educational film, early career included 50 titles as director. Later, executive roles: Production Chief for Encyclopedia Britannica Films; Founder/CEO of Learning Corp of America; Founder/ CEO Highgate Pictures. If you were an American child in the 60s or 70s, you knew his films if not his name. Bio and films for download or streaming at www.afana.org. Survived by partner of 19 years Matthew Heftler; three sons by marriage to Margaret Schaldenbrand, Daniel, Paul, Peter; and six grandchildren, Mathieu, Erin, Peter, Zack, Shan, Jeni. Memorial service early 2013, in Detroit.
DUDZINSKI MARY T. October 21, 2012. Age 95. Beloved wife of the late Henry. Dearest mother of Kathryn (Mark) Pettinato, Joseph (Karen), the late Monica Harris and Kenneth. Dear sister of Mike Sitko. Also survived by six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. Memorial service Friday at 11:30 a.m. from the chapel of the L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, 42600 Ford Rd. (at Lilley Rd.). Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at griffinfuneralhome.com.
DUNN FREDERICK B., age 67, a resident of Macomb Township, passed away after a long illness on October 21, 2012. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Joanne; his children, Rick (Bethany), Kristin (Douglas) Moore, Sara and Stacey (Gina Guss) Dunn; his grandchildren, Autumn, Gabriel and Christabelle Dunn; Joshua, Alexander, Samuel and Nicholas Moore; his sister Marlene (Daniel, deceased) Ziemniak and brother John (Janet) Dunn. Mr. Dunn was predeceased by his sister Shelagh and brother Donald. Visitation is Thursday, 3-9 p.m., (Tribute service 7 p.m.), at the Lee-Ellena Funeral Home, 46530 Romeo Plank, Macomb. Funeral Mass Friday, at 12 Noon (11:30 a.m. in state), at St. Isidore Catholic Church, 18201 23 Mile Road, Macomb. Private inurnment at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Memorial contributions to National Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Association. Please leave a memory at lee-ellenafuneralhome.com
EDWARDS ELIZABETH "BETTY" was born September 28, 1930. After a long hard battle with cancer, Betty left us at the great age of 82, just as stubborn and wonderful as she came. Beloved mother to Rick (Michele), Bill (Karen), Cindy (Steve), Michael, Suzanne and Tom. Dear grandmother "Meme" to Jeremy (Samantha), B.J., Eric (Robin), Melissa, Kristen (Kurt), Rikki (Kevin) and Tiffany (John). Dearest great grandmother of Katie, Claire, Robert, Ethan, Rhys, Leland and Wyatt.
GABRYS IRENE R. age 86, passed away, October 24, 2012 at her home in the care of her loving family. She was born on August 4, 1926 in Detroit, daughter of the late Peter and Louise Syjut. She is survived by her loving children: Andrea (Ernest) Arbogast, Ron (Laurie) Gabrys, Tim (Cathy) Gabrys, Alecia (Al) Kruse, Randy (Nancy) Gabrys; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grand-children; her sister Mary Burczycki. She was preceded in death by her husband Clarence in April of 2012. Visitation will be held on Friday, October 26th from 4:00 9:00 p.m. with a rosary prayed at 7:00 p.m. at PHILLIPS FUNERAL HOME, 122 West Lake Street, South Lyon. A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, October 27th at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 830 S. Lafayette, South Lyon. Online guestbook www.phillipsfuneral.com
GAMALSKI CAROLYN KAY, RN, BSN (NEE KAROLY) Age 73 of Clinton Township, passed away on October 23, 2012. Loving wife of the late Donald A. Gamalski. Survived by children Martin, Joanna (Derek), Mark (Maxine), Michael (Karen), and the late Joel; grandchildren Angela, Elaine and Adam. Dear sister of RoseMary Roy, and Kathleen (Charles) Nye. Sister-in-law to Thomas (Nancy) Gamalski. Many nieces, nephews and friends. Graduated from Dominican High School in 1957 and Providence Hospital School of Nursing in 1960. Earned a BSN in 1987 from U of D Mercy. Active in the nursing profession for 36 years. Employed as an occupational nurse in the Detroit metro area and then as a substance abuse counselor in Harrison Township. Carolyn was a fun loving, compassionate and giving person to all. She will be dearly missed and not forgotten. Visitation will be Friday 2-8:30 p.m. with a rosary at 7:00 p.m. at Resurrection Funeral Home, 40800 Hayes, Clinton Township, MI 48038 and Saturday 9:00 a.m. until time of Mass 9:30 a.m. at St. Michael Caltholic Community, 40501 Hayes, Sterling Heights, MI 48313. Memorials to Gleaner's Food Bank would be appreciated. Visit online at www.resurrectionfuneralhome.com
GAZDAG MICHAEL W. Age 55 of Detroit. October 23, 2012. Beloved father of Natalie (Jonathan) Nikkila. Loving brother of James (Michele) Gazdag, Marilyn Gazdag and William (Darrath) Gazdag. Also survived by his nieces, nephews, and other loving family and friends. Visitation Friday 2 pm - 8:30 pm and funeral service Saturday 10 a.m. at the Allen Park Chapel-Martenson Family of Funeral Homes, 10915 Allen Rd., (at Goddard). Please visit Michael 's eternal tribute at www.martenson.com.
GIRAGOSIAN MIDA MARISA Age 48. Passed away peacefully on October 22, 2012 with her family by her side. Beloved daughter of Varoujan (John) and Vilma. Loving sister of Anne (Galen) Kersten and Mardik (Marty) Giragosian. Cherished aunt of Ashley and Brooke. Mida will also be dearly missed by her many cousins and friends. Visitation Thursday 4 p.m.- 8 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Prayer Service at St. Johns Armenian Church, 22001 Northwestern Highway, Southfield. Visitation Friday 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Funeral Service at Church. Mida's request for in lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Beaumont Hospital Berkley Dialysis Unit (checks are to be made payable to Beaumont Foundation). To send a loving message, please go to Mida's obituary at www.ekfh.net. Arrangements entrusted to Edward Korkoian Funeral Home, (248) 541-8325.
GREEN ROSE Age 96, of Farmington Hills, died October 24th. Beloved wife to the late Alexander Green. Devoted mother of Dr. Ivan Green and Peter Green. Cherished sister of the late Moshe Alpan, the late Ella Foltyn and the late Shoshana Yaar. Also survived by loving nieces and nephews. SERVICES 1:00 PM THURSDAY AT HEBREW MEMORIAL CHAPEL (248) 543-1622. INTERMENT OAKVIEW CEMETERY. www.hebrewmemorial.org
HAHN MARGARET ELLEN Age 62; October 18, 2012. Beloved daughter of Velda and the late John J. Dearest sister of Judith, John P., Linda (Robert) D'Angelo, Thomas (Carrie), and Mary Kay (Garry) Koff. Also survived by her many nieces, nephews, grand nieces, and grand nephews. A memorial service will take place on Monday, October 29th, 11:00 am at Grace Community Church, 21001 Moross, Detroit. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Grosse Pointe Animal Adoption Society, 296 Chalfonte Ave., Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236. Light a candle and share a memory at: www.verheyden.org
HANLEY ANNA October 21, 2012. Age 94. Beloved wife of the late Robert. Sister of the late Walter Mistak Sr. and Eleanore Maciejewski. Aunt of John Mistak, Mary Hearn, Elizabeth Seymour and Walter Mistak Jr. Survived and loved by many great-nieces and nephews. Memorial Visitation Monday 10:15 a.m. at St. Genevieve, 29015 Jamison, Livonia, MI. Memorial Mass 11 a.m. Arrangements by the Sajewski Funeral Home, (313-271-2500). www.sajewskifh.com
HAYWARD MARK Age 58, October 21, 2012. Beloved father of Michael (Angela) Hayward and Melissa (Todd) Atkinson. Proud grandfather of Kaitlyn. Dear brother of Linda (James) Parol. Visitation Friday 2:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. and funeral service Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 8459 Hall Road (3 blks east of Van Dyke) Utica. Please share a memory with the family at www.sullivanfuneraldirectors.com
HOOK NORMA G. Age 79 of Walled Lake died October 24, 2012. Beloved wife of 45 years to the late Wilford "Trigger" Hook (d. 2001). Loving mother of Rebecca E. (Norman) Stern and David M. Hook. Grandmother of Krysten E. Williamson. Dear sister of Janice. Also survived by her niece Brenda (Val) Fazette and numerous other extended family members and friends. Norma was a school bus driver for the Walled Lake Schools for 28 year and loved to sew and make crafts. She was a longtime and charter member of the Walled Lake Missionary Church. Funeral from the Walled Lake Missionary Church, 1795 N. Pontiac Trail (at Decker Rd.) Saturday 12 Noon (in state 11 a.m.). Friends may visit Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 340 Pontiac Trail Walled Lake (3 Blks. S. of Maple Rd.) Friday 3-9 p.m. Memorials to the Walled Lake Missionary Church appreciated. Condolences at www.LynchFAMILYFuneralDirectors.com
KATOFIASC GLORIA A. Age 85 October 23, 2012 Beloved wife of the late Stanley Cadez and Frank Katofiasc and long time companion of Andrew Kovalchik. Dear mother of David (Anita) Cadez. Grandmother of Dominic. Dearest sister of Clara (James) Cagle. Aunt of Ann (Scott) Leslie. Great aunt of Jack. Visitation Thursday 2-8pm with a 7pm Rosary at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 N. Inkster Rd., Garden City (between Ford Rd. and Cherry Hill). In state Friday 10:30am until 11am Mass at St. Theodore Catholic Church, 8200 N. Wayne Road, (between Warren and Joy). Family suggests memorials to Henry Ford Hospice. www.santeiufuneralhome.com
KELLMAN RACHEL Beloved wife of the late Jacob Kellman. Cherished mother of Joel D. (Betsy Stromer) Kellman, Alan (Ursula Gambert) Kellman and Barbara Sue (Gerald Billow) Kellman. Loving grandmother of Jennifer Kellman (Ron) Fritz, Yoni (Jami) Kellman and Olivia Catherine Kellman Billow. Proud great-grandmother of Adler Maxwell Fritz and Parker Jaye Fritz. Dear sister of Michael (Janice) Schwartz, the late David Schwartz, the late Julius Schwartz and the late William Schwartz. Sister-in-law of Mildred Schwartz, May Schwartz, Pauline Schwartz, the late Samuel (the late Rebecca) Kellman and the late Taissa (the late Christian) Julia. SERVICES 3 P.M. THURSDAY AFTERNOOON AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020. www.irakaufman.com
KLEIN SONYA B. Beloved wife of Norman Klein. Dear mother of Gordon Klein, Scott (Karen) Klein and Jay (Patricia) Klein. Dearest sister of Victor (Gail) Barsky and Donald (Bryna) Barsky. Loving grandmother of Leslie Klein and Benjamin Klein. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, other family members and friends. SERVICES FRIDAY 12:00 NOON AT THE DORFMAN CHAPEL, FARMINGTON HILLS (248) 406-6000. INTERMENT TO FOLLOW AT OAKVIEW CEMETERY or visit www.thedorfmanchapel.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
KRIPLI FRANK A. Age 75. October 21, 2012. Veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. Beloved husband of the late Edith. Loving father of Joe (Karen), Paul (Sharon), John (Tracy), Marie (Martin) Lareau and Jim (Robin). Dear brother-in-law of Randall Kraepel. Proud grandfather of six incredible grandchildren, Korey, Kristen, Anna, Becky, Alexa and Kate. He was especially close to all of his nieces and nephews and was a loving godfather to John VanBuhler. Visitation Thursday 2-8 p.m., with a 7 p.m. Scripture service, at the Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 705 W 11 Mile Rd. (4 blks. E of Woodward), Royal Oak. In state Friday 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass 10 a.m. at the National Shrine of the Little Flower, Royal Oak. Memorials to VFW Post #3775, West Branch, appreciated. Share your memories at www.sullivanfuneraldirectors.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
LANGAN THOMAS J. Age 75 of Farmington Hills, died October 20, 2012. Beloved husband of 54 years to Ruth Ryan Langan. Loving father of Thomas, Jr. (Maureen), Carol, Mary (Dennis) Shrader, Patrick (Randi), and Michael (Patty). Loving grandfather of 20. Dear brother of J. Robert Langan and Patricia Fitzsimmons. Mr. Langan was the owner of Langan's Nor-West Lanes in Farmington Hills since 1949. Funeral Mass from St. William Catholic Church, 531 Common Street, Walled Lake, Thursday, 11 a.m. (in state 10:30 a.m.). Interment Walled Lake Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Hospitality House Food Pantry of Walled Lake or the Friendship Circle appreciated. Condolences at www.LynchFAMILYFuneralDirectors.com.
LIPOWSKI ELEANOR Age 85 October 24,2012. Beloved wife of Aloisius "Al". Loving mother of Deborah (Martin) Danowski. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends. Visitation Friday 2-9pm. Rosary Friday 7pm at the David J.Wysocki Funeral Home, 29440 Ryan Rd.(1 block N. of 12 Mile Rd.) Warren. In state Saturday 9:30am until time of Mass 10am at Our Lady Queen Of Apostles Church. Interment Resurrection Cemetery.
LUKOSAVICH JOSEPH Age 90, October 24, 2012. Loving husband of Kathleen. Beloved father to Tom (Connie), Mick (Marie), Jerry (Jackie) and Kathy (Rick). Dear grandfather of 10 and great grandfather of 11. Brother of William. Funeral Mass Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 11 a.m. at St. Athanasius Catholic Church, 18720- 13 Mile Rd., Roseville. Memorial contributions to Hospice of Michigan would be appreciated. Arrangements by Arthur J. Van Lerberghe Funeral Home. vanfuneral.com
MASCARIN M.D. TELESFORO "TELLY" Age 79. Beloved husband of Yolanda. Loving father of Catherine (John) Keilly, Deborah, Drew (Tracy), and Susan (Peter) Keane. Dear grandfather of Hunter and Holly Huth, Justine Mickas, Jaylen, Jordan and Jeffrey Musselman, Matthew, Charles and Samantha Keane, Madelyn, Michael and Maggie Mascarin and great-grandfather of Elle Mickas. Brother of Avenicio (Jo-An). Visitation Friday 4-9 p.m. with Rosary at 7 p.m. at Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home, 16300 Mack, Grosse Pointe. Funeral Saturday in state 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass 10 a.m. at our Lady Star of the Sea, 467 Fairford, Grosse Pointe Woods. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Dr. Telesforo Mascarin may be made to St. John Hospital and Medical Center's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit renovation and expansion project in care of the St. John Health Foundation, 22101 Moross Road, Mack Bldg., Suite 102, Detroit, MI 48236 or to The Capuchins, 1820 Mt. Elliott St., Detroit, Mi 48207.
MELICK ROBERT LOUIS Age 80, October 22, 2012. Beloved husband of 48 years to Katherine. Loving father of Jordan and Ariste (John) Egan. Dearest grand-father of Christian and Patrick Egan. Dear brother-in-law of Thomas Jordan. Visitation Friday 4-9 p.m. at Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home, Inc., 16300 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe Park. Funeral Saturday, in state 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass 10:00 a.m. at St. Paul on the Lake Catholic Church, 157 Lake Shore Rd., Grosse Pointe Farms. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society or to the St. Paul Educational Trust. Light a candle and share a memory at: www.verheyden.org .
MILLER MARGARET (nee HYDE) July 14, 1922 - September 12, 2012; wife of the late Joe Miller, mother of Mary Miller (Mike Swallow), Barbara Staniszewski (Gary), Katherine Miller (Jim Stiff), and Ann Anderson (Gary); grandmother of Katherine Staniszewski, Daniel Staniszewski (Lauren), Samantha Anderson, Monika Anderson, and Kalena Miller; sister of the late James Hyde and the late John Hyde. Memorial Service to take place Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 4:00 PM , Newburg United Methodist Church, Livonia, MI.
MISIEWICZ JANE Age 88, formerly of Hamtramck. Wife of the late Paul for 50 years. Beloved mother of Fred (Linda), Paul (Lisa) and Janice (Gilbert) Lanoue. Sister of the late Sophie Brandstatter. Grandmother to Patrick, Michele, Paul, Vincent, Anthony, Dwayne, Tawnya and Gilbert Paul. Dear aunt to Paula (John) Zajak, Claudia Trudeau, David Brandstatter, John (Stacey) Brandstatter and the late Mark Brandstatter; 13 great-grandchildren also survive. Visitation Thursday 2-9 p.m. at the Wessels & Wilk Funeral Home, 23690 Woodward. In state Friday 9:30 a.m. until the time of her funeral Mass 10 a.m. at Our Lady Queen of Apostles Church, Hamtramck. Burial Mt. Olivet. Memorials are suggested to Henry Ford Hospice. www.wesselsandwilk.com
MORAN LUCILLE Age 91. Cherished wife of the late Charles. Loving mother of Colleen (Jim) Kaczmarczyk, Skip (Pat) and Terry (Mary Pat). Proud grandma of 10 and great-grandma of 20. Dearest sister-in-law of Jack (Joan) Moran. Visitation will be held at Fred Wood Funeral Home - Rice Chapel, 36100 5 Mile Rd. Livonia (E. of Levan) Friday 2:30-9 p.m. with 7 p.m. scripture. Funeral Saturday at St. Edith Catholic Church, 15089 Newburgh Rd., Livonia (S. of 5 Mile), in state 10 a.m., Mass 10:30 a.m. Please visit online guestbook at fredwoodfuneralhome.com.
MURRAY MARY ELIZABETH "BETTY", 89, of Farmington Hills; October 23, 2012. Betty was a retired industrial nurse from Kodak and had worked as a nurse at various care facilities in Metro Detroit. Betty was the beloved aunt of Kathleen Dwyer, Gail Haefner, Thomas Haefner, William Haefner, Ann Wizinsky, Carol Lockmiller, Edward Haefner, James Haefner, Rene Wisely and Robert Haefner. She was also survived by 17 great-nieces, nephews; and her brother-in-law, Raymond (Eileen) Haefner. Betty was preceded in death by her sister, Joanne Haefner, and niece, Sharon Haefner. Memorial service Friday, October 26, 12:00 Noon, at the Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, 23720 Farmington Rd., (btwn. 9-10 Mile Rds., just N. of Grand River), downtown Farmington (248-474-5200). Visitation Friday 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Memorial tributes suggested to Forgotten Harvest, www.forgottenharvest.org heeney-sundquist.com
NAHABEDIAN RICHARD F. Age 77. Beloved husband of Tabitha. Loving father of Wayne, Derek, Laura and Rich. Dear brother of Pat Berry. Richard will also be missed by his grandchildren, nieces, nephew, step-children and in-laws. Visitation Friday 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. Funeral service at the Edward Korkoian Funeral Home, 836 N. Main Street, Royal Oak, (248) 541-8325. To send a loving message, please go to Richard's obituary at www.ekfh.net
NEERING DIANE TOWNS October 21, 2012, age 55. Beloved wife of Mark. Dear daughter of Richard and Ann. Loving sister of Carol (Kevin) Kuhr and Rick Towns (Mark Crossley). Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, co-workers and friends. Cremation has taken place, visitation Sunday 2 p.m. until time of 3 p.m. Memorial Service at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society are preferred. Please share memories with the family at their "On Line Guestbook" at WujekCalcaterra.com.
PORATH VIRGINIA MARY Age 95 of Riverview. October 23, 2012. Loving wife of the late Herbert Porath who died in 2004. Dearest mother of Garry Grundman, Owen (Katherine) Grundman and Janine (Bill) Crossley. Five grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and one great-great-grand-child. Visitation Saturday 10 a.m. -1 p.m. Funeral Saturday 1 p.m. at the H.F. Thon Funeral Home, Wyandotte. Burial Michigan Memorial Cemetery. Donations may be given to Arbor Hospice. Garry, Owen and Janine wish to thank all the staff at Elmcroft of Downriver for all the care they gave Virginia during her stay with them.
POUNDERES LARRY R. Age 62. Beloved father of Theresa (Aaron) Nance and Gary (Rebecca) Pounders. Loving grandfather of Eric, Hayley, Billie and Gavin. Dear brother of Gerald Lynn and Robert Keith Pounders, and Diane Holguin. Dear son of Ruth and the late Gaither. Visitation Sunday 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Service at Charles R. Step Funeral Home, 18425 Beech Daly Rd. (btw 6 & 7 Mile). Interment Great Lakes National Cemetery. Condolences to www.charlesstepfuneralhome.com
RAPSON THOMAS I. of Pontiac; October 22, 2012; Age 76. Born September 3, 1926 in Warren, Michigan. Son of the late Earl and Dessalee Rapson; father of Paula Fay Rapson; brother of Dale Rapson, Dariel Rapson (Betty Lou), Marlene Harbin and the late Onalee Bensinger; also survived by several nieces and nephews. He loved golf, football and all sports. A Celebration of Thomas' Life will be held Saturday, October 27, 2012, 11:00 a.m. at Donelson, Johns and Evans Funeral Home, Waterford. Interment Great Lakes National Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday 4-8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Michigan Humane Society.
REED JAMES A. Age 67 of St. Clair Shores. Retired Wayne County Sheriff Deputy. Beloved father of Marie (Dave) Carlisle; dearest grandfather of Morgan Carlisle and Madison Carlisle, loving brother of Robert (MaryAnn) Reed, John (Cathy) Reed, Patricia (Mike) Perron, Judy Reed, and Maryanne (Richard) Johnson. Many nieces and nephews also survive. Visitation Thursday 3-9 p.m. at Kaul Funeral Home, 28433 Jefferson Ave., St. Clair Shores. Prayer Service Thursday 7 p.m. In state Friday 9:00 a.m. until time of mass 10:00 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 58 Parsons, Detroit. An expression of sympathy may be made to The St. Patrick's Food Pantry. Share a memory at www.kaulfuneralhome.com
ROBINSON WALTER Age 83. January 10, 1929 - October 20, 2012. Beloved father of Vanessa Louise and Joyce Anita. Veteran of the Korean War and member of the Messiah Baptist Church.
ROSS LARRY Born February 16, 1946, died October 18, 2012. Son of Frances and Stanley Ross of Orchard Lake, beloved brother of Marsha Ross of Chicago, Jerry and Sue Ross (Stobart) of Estes Park, CO, and beloved uncle of Weston and Jesse Ross of Colorado. A graduate of Brother Rice, Larry served in Vietnam 1966-68. He had a successful career in sales, but his passion was car racing and living his life to the fullest. He touched everyone he met and he will be deeply missed. His services will be Thursday, October 25, at Haley Funeral Home, from 4-8 p.m.