ASTFALK EDWARD G. Longtime resident of Grosse Pointe Park passed away at home October 27, 2012 surrounded by his loving family. Ed was born on July 11, 1926 in Fort Pitt, Pennsylvania. His parents were Edward Earl and Ann G. (nee French) Astfalk. Ed is survived by his wife Margaret (nee Simpson), his children Cathy Simon, Anne Carpenter, Ed, Dan, Tim, Martin, John, Chris and Peter. He is also survived by his sister Doris Wilcox of Bridgeville, PA, 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation Tuesday 3:00-8:00 p.m. with prayers at 7:00 p.m. at Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home, 16300 Mack, Grosse Pointe. Funeral Wednesday, in state 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass 10:00 a.m. at St. Clare of Montefalco Catholic Church, 1401 Whittier, Grosse Pointe Park. Interment at Saranac Cemetery in Saranac, Michigan. Share a memory at www.verheyden.org.
PERRY PAUL MARGARET (NEE BAKER) 91, of Sterling Heights and Romeo, died October 27, 2012. Born April 6, 1921 and adopted by Ralph and Clarabelle (Cain) Baker. Married Roy Perry and Russell Paul. Leaves children; Diane (Alan) Seifert of Indianapolis, IN, Roy (Sherry) Perry of Harrison Twp., Cheryl (Edward) Walgraeve of Macomb Twp. and Nicholas Paul of Los Angeles, CA, grandchildren; Scott (Amy) Seifert, Todd Seifert and Brian Perry, great-grandchildren; Emily, Matthew and Ellie Seifert; Jacob and Zachary Seifert, brother James (Sharon) Flaherty of Clinton Twp. Predeceased by brother Thomas Flaherty and sister Doris Flaherty-Patterson. Memorial Service at 10 a.m., Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at the Roth-Muir Funeral Home, 296 South Main Romeo, MI 48065. Burial at Romeo Cemetery. Donations to Hospice of Michigan. Guestbook at RothMuirFuneralHome.com
BAZGER PAUL P. October 27, 2012. Age 83. Beloved husband of Marlene (nee DeKien). Dearest father of Sandi Bazger, Joyce Rice, the late John (Lydia) Bazgar, Raymond (Dawn) Miller, Todd (Rochelle) Miller and Robert Miller. Survived by nine grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Eileen (the late Blackie) Fedak. Visitation Tuesday 3-9 p.m. Rosary Tuesday 7:00 p.m. Funeral Wednesday 11:00 a.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com
COVERT MARGARET, RN "PEGGY" (NEE ARMSTRONG) Age 95 of Dearborn, passed away October 24, 2012. Loving wife of the late Eugene M. Covert. Survived by son John (Marcia) and the late Christopher (Peggy). Dear sister of Doris (Levin) Parker, the late Hope Pulve and the late Lynn (Helen) Armstrong. Grandmother of Joshua Covert, many nieces, nephews and friends. Graduated from Providence Hospital School of Nursing in 1935. Longtime volunteer and activist serving V A Hospitals for 34 years. Memorial Mass Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. from Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 22430 Michigan Ave., Dearborn, MI 48124. Inurnment at Mt. Kelly Cemetery, Dearborn, MI to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Amazon Relief, c/o James B. Flickinger, sfo, 1456 Blythe Drive NW, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49504. Arrangements by Querfeld Funeral Home, Dearborn, MI. www.querfeldfuneralhome.com
CUMMING DIANA Passed away in her sleep on October 27, 2012 at the age of 55. She is survived by her twin sons: Brandon and Bruce, her father: Bruce, brothers, sisters and several nieces and nephews. Her mother preceded her in death. Her sons remember their mother as Always Smiling Even Through Pain. Memorial Service on Tuesday at Joy Baptist Church (corner of Joy and Newburgh) at 6:00 p.m.
GILFMAN DAVID Beloved husband of Heather Gilfman. Dear father of Christian Carroll and Ella Gilfman. Loving son of Vladimir and Galina Gilfman and son-in-law of Doug and Pat Hodson. Also remembered by many loving family members and friends. SERVICES TODAY 2:30 P.M. AT THE DORFMAN CHAPEL, FARMINGTON HILLS, 248-406-6000, or visit www.thedorfmanchapel.com.
HENKEL EDWARD, JR. Age 87 of Grosse Pointe Farms, MI. Died October 25, 2012. Husband of Geraldyne Rounds for 61 years and brother of Milton Henkel and the late Ruth Jane Shearman and Jeanette DeHayes. Father of Nene (Lawrence) Brennan, Weezie (John) Gates, Heidi (John) McGarry, and the late Edward "Trey" Henkel III. Grandfather of Tracy, Lindsey, Fordy, Teddy, Tommy, Ellie, and Tom. A private family memorial service will be held. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.
MANSFIELD ROBERT JAMES Age 77 of Addison Township. October 27, 2012. Beloved husband of Carolyn for 40 years. Dear brother of Christine Werling, Eric (Barbara) Mansfield, Mary (John) Morehouse, Patricia Mansfield, and Kathleen (Jay) Schmidt. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Robert was an Honorary Brother of the Order of Christian Brothers of DeLaSalle, a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and Structural Engineers of Michigan. Funeral service Thursday, November 1, 2012, 11:00 a.m. at the Modetz Funeral Home, 100 E. Silverbell Rd., Orion. Visitation Tuesday and Wednesday 2:00-7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Donations in memory of Bob can be made to the DeLaSalle Collegiate High School Scholarship Fund. Online guestbook www.modetzfuneralhomes.com
MEDVEGY EDWARD J. Age 68, of Temperance passed away on Thursday after a lengthy illness. He was born on March 16, 1944 in Detroit to Andrew J. and Helen (Boros) Medvegy. After attending Monroe High School, Edward proudly served in the United States Navy. He was employed by Ford Motor Company as an electrician, retiring in 2006. Edward is survived by his children, Michael and Lorraine (Chris Glahn) and his longtime companion, Mary Ellen Hemmeter. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, William. Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Rupp Funeral Home. There will be no visitation. A memorial gathering will be held at Hungarian Rhapsody in Southgate on Sunday, November 4 from 4-7 p.m.
MOORE IRVIN "JIMMY" Age 86, of Ferndale, died October 27, 2012. Beloved husband of Madelon. Dear father of Andrea (Tom, dec.) Harper and Debbra Moore. Brother of Thomas Moore. He worked for the Excello Corp. for 21 years, and retired from the Hazel Park Schools in 1989, after working 17 years. He served in the Navy as a Radarman during WWII, and was very proud to have been a part of the Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. in 2010. Visitation Monday 3-9 p.m., with Funeral Tuesday 11:00 a.m., at Hopcroft Funeral Home, 23919 John R. Road, Hazel Park. Burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Detroit. www.hopcroftfuneraldirectors.com
SCHIMMEL TERALD STEVE October 26, 2012. Age 46 of Dearborn. Beloved son of Ramona and the late Terald M. Schimmel. Also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, and wonderful friends. Visitation Tuesday, October 30, 2012 from 5-9 p.m and Wednesday, October 31, 2012 from 3-9 p.m. with a Rosary at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the Dearborn Chapel of Voran Funeral Home, 23701 Ford Road, (313) 278-5100. Funeral service Thursday 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Donations may be made to the Michigan Humane Society. Interment St. Hedwig Cemetery. Visit our online guestbook and share memories at www.voranfuneralhome.com.
SHARP HARRY L. October 27, 2012. Beloved husband of Annie. Dear father of Todd S. (Jody) and Lori A. (the late John) Talbot. Grandfather of Melissa and Anna. Brother of George Sharpe and Mildred Bezenah. Resting at the L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, 8809 Wayne Rd. (at Joy Rd.), Tuesday 2 p.m. until 9 p.m. Prayer service at 7 p.m. In state Wednesday 9:30 a.m. St. Theodore Church, 8200 N. Wayne Rd. (North of Warren Ave.). Share a "memorial tribute" with the family at griffinfuneralhome.com
VITALE VINCENZA "VIRGINIA" October 27, 2012. Age 78. Beloved wife of Joseph. Loving mother of Vincent and the late Joseph (Theresa). Proud grandmother of Renee (Michael) Klous, Carla, Travis, Cody, and Jesse. Visitation at the Sterling Heights Chapel of the Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 13650 East Fifteen Mile Road (at Schoenherr), Monday 4-9 p.m. and Tuesday 1-9 p.m. with Scripture Service at 7 p.m. Funeral Wednesday, in state 10 a.m. at St. Edmund Catholic Church, 14025 12 Mile Rd. until time of Mass 10:30 a.m. Entombment Resurrection Cemetery. Memories shared at www.bcfh.com.
WHITE TELFER "MIKE" Age 89 of Berkley, passed away October 26, 2012. Beloved husband of the late Ellen. Dear father of Kitty (James) Kenning, Douglas (Katherine) White, William (Wendy) White and Edith (John) Davis. Also survived by nine grandchildren; Jeffrey, Michael, Kristin, Andrea, Sarah, Heather, Brian, Bradley, Lisa and three great-grandchildren; Aiden, Nolan, Colin. Visitation Monday 2-8 p.m. at Sawyer-Fuller Funeral Home, 2125 12 Mile Rd. Berkley, (2 blocks West of Woodward). In state Tuesday 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. time of service at St. David's Episcopal Church, 16200 W. 12 Mile Rd. Southfield, (just west of Greenfield Road). Interment Acacia Park Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to St. David's Episcopal Church, Gideons International or American Diabetes Association. Please share a memory at www.sawyerfuller.com