BOWERS LARRY O. October 28, 2012, age 74 of Dearborn. Beloved husband of the late Margaret. Dearest father of Gidget (Carey) Peterson and the late Kirk. Loving grandfather of Kaleb, Nathan and Sara. Loving brother of Kay, Jim, Mark, Mindy, Melody and Betty. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral Wednesday 5 pm at the Dearborn Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 22546 Michigan Ave. Visitation 3-5 pm. Burial Thursday 2 pm at Great Lakes National Cemetery.
BRESTON HELEN C. October 25, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Joseph for 62 years. Loving mother of Christina Breston and the late Michael Breston. Adoring grandmother of Stephanie (Jason) Cox and Andrew (Maria) Breston. Proud great-grandmother of Andrew, Madeleine and Gregory. Dear sister of Albert Miklosovic. Memorial visitation Thursday 9:00 a.m. until time of Mass 10:00 a.m. at St. Peter the Apostle Church, 19851 Anita, Harper Woods. Memorial contributions may be made to Capuchins-Fr. Solanus Center, 1820 Mt. Elliot, Detroit 48207. ahpeters.com
BURDICK THERESA Age 75. October 27, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Dale. Loving mother of Dawn Murray (Ron). Proud grandmother of Bryan, Katie, and Emily. Stepmother of Kathy Burdick. Funeral service Friday 10:00 a.m. at A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Ave., at Vernier Rd., Grosse Pointe Woods. Visitation Wednesday and Thursday 2:00 - 9:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association or the Arthritis Foundation. ahpeters.com
CAFINI ANGELO Age 91. October 29, 2012. Beloved husband of the late Jacqueline. Loving father of Cynthia (Larry) Tyrrell, Christine Gonzalez, Angelo (Cathy) Cafini, Kurt (Jennifer) Cafini, and the late Janie Cafini. Dearest grandpa of Rebekah, Sarah, Isabella, and Samantha. Dear brother of Achilles Cafini. Funeral Service Thursday 11 a.m. at Hackett-Metcalf Funeral Home, 2640 Monroe Blvd. (near W. Outer Drive), Dearborn. Visitation Wednesday 3-9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Michigan. www.hackettmetcalf.com
CORBETT MARK J. Age 59 of Brown City. Former husband of 27 years to Debbie; father of Matthew (Amanda), Kirk, Dylan Corbett and Nicole (Michael) Jolet; grandfather of five; son-in-law of Elmer Beard; brother of Michael John (Cathy) Corbett, Debbie Ann (Ken) Hoder and the late Marcia Hobart and uncle to many nieces and nephews. Visitation 1-9pm Tuesday with Funeral Service 11am Wednesday at Lyle Elliott Funeral Home, 31730 Mound Rd., Warren, Michigan 48092.
DIESING ROBERT C. Age 88, was called to his eternal home October 23, 2012. The only child of Charles and Esther Diesing, Bob was born November 2, 1923, in Detroit, Michigan. After graduating from Mackenzie High School, Detroit, Bob enjoyed a 41 year career with the Michigan Bell Telephone Co., during which time he also served with the 211th Army Air Force in the Rome-Arno Campaign during WWII. He is survived by beloved wife of 66 years, Betty (nee Colton), son Gary, Toledo, Ohio, daughter Gail (Charles) Kinney, Roswell, Georgia, granddaughters Laura Rowe, Roswell, Georgia, and Kristen (Andrew) Shore, Marietta, Georgia, and great-grandchildren Jake, Hadley and Alec Shore. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, November 1, 2012, at the Roswell Funeral Home, 950 Mansell Road, Roswell, Georgia, with a reception immediately following. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Robert and Betty Diesing Scholarship Fund - Bethany Theological Seminary, 6 Browns Ct. Mankato, MN 56001, or a charity of your choice. Roswell Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.
DINES PHILIP Age 54, of Orchard Lake, died October 29th. Beloved husband to Iris Dines. Loving father of Ella Dines, Marshall (Fiancee, Lizi Chappe) Dines, Wendy (David) Dickman, Shera Novak and Dayna Dines. Devoted son of Esther and Harry Dines. Cherished brother of Steve (Tammy) Dines and Riva (David) Rosenberg. Proud uncle of Sami Dines, Bri Dines, Matthew and Sofie Rosenberg. SERVICES 3:00 P.M. TUESDAY AT HEBREW MEMORIAL CHAPEL. INTERMENT ADAT SHALOM MEMORIAL PARK. www.hebrewmemorial.org
GAWORECKI DOROTHY M. Age 87, October 28, 2012, of Allen Park. Beloved wife of the late Leonard. Loving mother of Cynthia Gaworecki, Greg (Donna) Gaworecki, and Mark (Tina) Gaworecki. Also survived by her grandchildren Nicholas (Karen) Gaworecki and Michael (Allison) Gaworecki; her great-granddaughter Grace; her sisters Josephine Davis and Adeline Norris; her brother-in-law Chester Gaworecki. Visitation, Wednesday 6-9 p.m., Thursday 2-9 p.m., Father Saylor K. of C. Rosary Thursday 7 p.m. at The Allen Park Chapel Martenson Family of Funeral Homes, 10915 Allen Rd. (corner of Goddard). In state Friday 9:30 a.m. until Funeral Mass 10 a.m. at Saint Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, Allen Park. Interment Our Lady of Hope Cemetery. Contributions in memory of Dorothy's life may be made to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen or Oakwood Foundation. Visit her tribute, www.martenson.com.
GRANATA JUDITH ANN October 28, 2012, age 60, of Livonia. Beloved wife of the late Dennis for 33 years. Loving mother of Andrea (Andrew) Ricotta and Anthony (Erin) Granata. Cherished grandmother of Lindsey and Justin Ricotta, Dominick and Leah Granata. Dear sister of Connie Lark and Bob (Gail) Lark. Judith enjoyed photography and art. Visitation will take place at Fred Wood Funeral Home, 36100 Five Mile Road (E. of Levan) Livonia, Tuesday from 3-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at St. Priscilla Catholic Church, 19120 Purlingbrook Street, Livonia, MI, Wednesday in state 9:30 a.m., Mass 10:00 a.m. Share your memories at Fredwoodfuneralhome.com.
JENDRZEJEWSKI STANLEY Age 67, October 28, 2012. Beloved husband of Judie. Dear brother to Larry (Sue Wilkins) Jendrzejewski and Randy (Helen) Jendrzejewski. A cousin to Marianne, Gary and Jim. Dear friend to Tom and Sylvia. Loving son to the late Casimir and Irene Jendrzejewski. Visitation Wednesday from 1-9 pm. at S. K. Schultz Funeral Home, 43300 Garfield, (North of 19 Mile), in Clinton Township. Funeral Service Thursday 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Share your memories at www.SchultzFuneralHome.com.
LONG ROBBIE N., October 28, 2012, age 94. Beloved wife of the late A.C. Long for 65 years. Dear mother of June Watts and the late J. Max Long (Janet). Grandmother of four and great-grandmother of three. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Funeral Service Wednesday 11 a.m. at A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Road (between Maple and Big Beaver). Family will receive friends Tuesday (today) 2-8 p.m. Memorial Tributes to Hospice of Michigan or Michigan Humane Society. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
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
MARCHESE FRANK October 28, 2012. Age 86. Beloved husband of Jennie. Dear father of Benjamin (Darlene), Charles, Janis (Bob) Langrill and Carol Naud. Proud grandfather of nine and one great-grandchild. Brother of Angeline Moro. Visitation at the Sterling Heights Chapel of the Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 13650 East Fifteen Mile Road (at Schoenherr) Wednesday 2-9 p.m. Funeral Thursday 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Memories shared at www.bcfh.com
MONDI DOMINIC Age 88 of Brighton, October 27, 2012. Veteran of WWII U.S. Army Air Corp., member of Knights of Columbus 4th degree, and Ford Motor Co. retiree. Beloved husband of 61 years of Diane. Dear father of Dominic, Concetta (Curtis) Mitchell, and Stephen. Also survived by grandchildren Amy (Bill) Klenk and Anthony Mitchell; great-grandchildren Hayden and McKenzie; sisters: Edith Mondi and Jo Neri; brother Angelo (Izzy) Mondi; and several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by brothers Joseph, Frank, and Larry, and sisters Frances Mondi and Angeline Terrizzi. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 31, 2012 from St. Patrick Catholic Church, Brighton. Interment Calvary Cemetery, Brighton. The family will receive friends at the church after 10 a.m. on Wednesday. Memorials to the charity of one's choice. Envelopes available from the Keehn Funeral Home, Brighton. Visit Dominic's Book of Memories at www.keehnfuneralhome.com.
SOMAND DOROTHY E. Age 91, October 29, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Weston. Dearest mother of Michael (Debra), Rosemary (Gary) Wilson and Edward (Laura). Loving grand mother of David (Heather), Robert, Jennifer (Brian), Michelle (Christopher), Katharine, Alexandra, Monica, and the late Devin. Dear aunt of Kathleen. Visitation Tuesday 3-8 p.m., Rosary 7 p.m. at McCabe Funeral Home, 31950 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. Funeral Mass 10:00 a.m. Wednesday at St. Fabian Catholic Church, 32200 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. www.mccabefuneralhome.com
STEEPE DR. C.A. DON Age 90 on October 26, 2012. Loving husband to Betty. Dear father to Ed (the late Lindell), Don (Carolyn), Tommy (Linda) and Chick. Dear grandfather of six and great grandfather of five. Visitation at Arthur J. VanLerberghe Funeral Home, 30600 Harper on Friday 5-9 p.m. with a service at 7 p.m Share memories at vanfuneral.com.
STODULSKI LOTTIE M. Born March 3, 1924, passed peacefully surrounded by family on October 27, 2012. Predeceased by husband Raymond Stodulski; survived by daughter Denise (Christopher) Chauvin; grandchildren Christopher (Danielle) and Mallory. Share memories with the family. www.williamrhamilton.com
SUTHERLAND WILLIAM Age 100, October 26, 2012. Beloved husband of the late Anne. Loving father of William (the late Nancy), Hugh (Karen) and Janie Marszalec (companion Dave). Cherished grand father of Timothy (Mary Anne), Keith (Christine), Deanne Regnier (Jon), Adam (Tina), Jennifer, Sarah, and Anthony Marszalec (Lisa). Great-grandfather of 13. Visitation Thursday 1-9 p.m. at the A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 32000 Schoenherr Rd. at Masonic, Warren. Scripture service 7:00 p.m. In state Friday 10:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at St. Edmund Catholic Church, 14025 Twelve Mile Rd., Warren. www.ahpeters.com
VanACKER CATHY (NEE COBB) October 28, 2012, age 58. Beloved wife of the late Michael. Loving mother of Lauren (Brian) Toupin.Loving grandmother of Makenna and Brennen. Dearest sister of Annette Cobb, Kathleen (John) Brandenburger, Donald (Terri) Cobb, Carla (Harry) Consiglio, Chuck Cobb, Patricia Cobb, Robert (Karen) Cobb and the late David Cobb. Visitation Thursday 3-9 p.m. and Friday 1-9 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons Inc,. 36900 Schoenherr Rd. at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Rosary Friday 7 pm. in state Saturday 9:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. time of Mass at St. Therese of Lisieux Church, 48115 Schoenherr Rd. (between 21 and 22 Mile Rds.). Memorials to the Karmanos Cancer Foundation appreciated. Share memories with the family at their "On Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com.
VanCOPPENOLLE JACQUELINE ROSE (LaFRATE), age 63, passed away October 19, 2012. Pre-deceased by her loving parents Frank and Dolly and her beloved husband Ernie. Dearest mother of Scott, Kevin and stepmother to Julie. Loving grandmother of Jason, Bailey, Piper, Noah and London. Loving great-grandmother of Anthony. Please join the family to Celebrate her life at DeCarlos Banquet Hall, 6015 E. 10 Mile Rd., Warren, Michigan on Thursday, November 1st at 5:30 p.m.
VELLA-WISEMAN RITA R. of Sterling Heights formerly of Warren; October 27, 2012; age 83. Preceded in death by her first husband Paul Vella and second husband Richard Wiseman; Mother of Paul (Carol), Tom (Cindy), Ed (Ramona), Joe and Dave (Jennifer). Grandmother of Paul, Andrew, Sara, Danielle, Alexandria, Gabrielle, David and Adam; Sister of Jim, Phyllis, Betty, Kathy, Mary, Janet, Glenn, Shirley, Carol, Susan and Tom. Rita was a member at St. Matthias and served as a Stephen Minister. She retired from Tank Automotive Command, Warren and enjoyed spending time with her family. Friends may visit at the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston Thursday 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass Friday 10:00 am at St. Daniel Catholic Church, Clarkston where friends may visit directly at the church Friday 9:30 a.m. until time of mass. Interment Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton Township. Memorials may be made to the Hospice of Michigan, St. Matthias Catholic Church or St. Daniel Catholic Church. Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.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) Clous, 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.