ALLEN MARVIN of West Palm Beach, Florida, and Farmington Hills, Michigan, died on October 29 at the age of 94. Marvin was the beloved husband of Elaine Swade Allen for 68 years. Marvin and Elaine began their married life in California, where Marvin served for nearly four years as an Army Staff Sergeant during WWII. Marvin and Elaine came back to the Detroit area, he went on to earn a business degree from Wayne State University, and passed the CPA exam. He worked in the retail furniture business, and eventually became owner of his own upscale furniture store. Marvin is survived by his wife Elaine, his sons Bruce (Christine) and Richard (Trisha), and four grandchildren Marc, Brooke (Michael Kent), Rachel and David. Marvin was an avid fisherman, enjoyed tennis, golf and socializing with lifelong friends. He will be remembered for his humor, good nature, and as being a king and gentle soul. He will be missed.
AYOTTE DONALD J. October 28, 2012. Age 76 of Taylor. Beloved husband of Barbara. Loving father of Michael (Karen), Kenneth (Sigrid), Karen (Gene) Lewis, Suzan (Mark) Higgins, Gordon, and David. Dearest grandfather of five. Loving great-grandfather of three. Donald will be deeply missed by family and friends. Retired from the Detroit Police Department after 26 years of dedicated service. He was a loyal and faithful member of the D.P.O.A. Visitation Thursday, November 1, 2012 from 2-9 p.m at the Taylor Chapel of Voran Funeral Home, 23750 Goddard Road, (313) 291-1800. Funeral service Thursday 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Donations may be made to ASPCA. Visit our online guestbook and share memories at www.voranfuneralhome.com.
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
BROOM PHILLIP P. Age 77, of Tecumseh, died Sunday, October 28, 2012 at home surrounded by his family. He was born October 9, 1935 in Detroit. Phillip is survived by his wife, Terri; two sons, Phillip (Laura) Broom, Jr. of St. Petersburg, Florida, and Fred (Tanya) Broom of Fortworth, Texas; a brother, Claude "Ed" (Joan) Broom; a sister, Harriett Baker of Waterford; one very special niece Claudia (John) Brown of Somersworth, New Hampshire; two grandchildren, Stephanie and Jacob, and many nieces and nephews. Phillip was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary and Barbara. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Mass for Phillip will be held at 12 noon on Saturday, November 3, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Tecumseh with Fr. Daniel Wheeler as celebrant. Visitation will also be held on Saturday at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church from 10 a.m.-11:45 a.m. You may send condolences to the family at www.andersonfuneralservices.com. Flowers may be sent to St. Elizabeth Church for Phil's memorial service and memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Lenawee. Arrangements are under the Direction of Anderson Funeral Home, Tecumseh.
CARUANA MARGARET J. "PEGGY" (NEE WHITE) October 29, 2012. Age 86. Beloved wife of Arthur for 66 years. Loving mother of Margaret "Margie" (the late Dr. Joseph) Brace, Charles (Kerry), and Thomas (Jane). Dearest grandmother of Cory, Matthew, and Jeffrey. Dear great-grandmother of three. Dear sister of Daniel White and the late William (Helen) White. Visitation Thursday 2-8 p.m. at the Neely-Turowski Funeral Home, 30200 Five Mile (between Merriman and Middlebelt). Funeral Friday, in state 10 a.m. until time of Service at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. www.neely-turowski.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 (today) at Lyle Elliott Funeral Home, 31730 Mound Rd., Warren, Michigan 48092.
CZAR DIANA (NEE WIGLE), Age 69, died suddenly, October 29, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Paul for 45 years. Loving mother of Cynthia, Susan VanKerschaever (Todd), Karen Streetman (Mark), Robert and Christopher (Andrea). Adored grandma of Melissa, Katie, Brittany, Paul, Devin, Jackie, Austin, Brandon, Olivia, Joshua, Kaden, Lucy and Eli. Best friend of Tammy Whitmore. Funeral Service Friday 11 a.m. at A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Road (between Maple and Big Beaver). Family will receive friends Thursday 4-8 p.m. and Friday 10 a.m. until time of service. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
DALLAPE DAVID ALFRED, age 57, October 29, 2012. Beloved son of the late Alfred and Ethel Dallape. Dear brother of Linda, Barbara (Bob) Hayes, Deborah (Ralph) Rodriguez and Robert (Rose). Loving uncle of Robert, Alyssa, Neeley and Kyle. Cherished friend of Tony and Cindy Baran. Funeral Service Thursday 1:00 pm at the Taylor Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 9800 S. Telegraph Rd. Visitation Wednesday 5-9 p.m. Interment at Michigan Memorial Park, Flat Rock. Memorials suggested to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, www.pancan.org. Share a memory at www.howepeterson.com .
DALY PATRICK E. October 27, 2012 age 69 of Westland. Beloved husband of Madeline. Dear father of Dianna Bjerk, Deborah (Kevin) Kuhn and the late Sherry Hubbard. Brother of Patricia (Phil) Burleson and the late Dennis Day. Uncle of Kevin and Brian Burleson. Also survived by five grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Memorial Saturday 7 pm at the Uht Funeral Home, 35400 Glenwood Rd., Westland, MI 48186. Family will receive friends Saturday 1-7 pm. Family request memorials to Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan. Please visit and sign a tribute at www.uhtfh.com.
DEMSKI JANET "ROSEBUD" Age 67, died October 29, 2012, with her loving family at her side. Beloved wife of Stanley "Tabman". Dearest daughter of Angeline and the late Edward Kruczynski. Loving sister of Dee (Rick) Pappas. Dear best friend to Janet Tokarczyk and loving Godmother of Holly Tokarczyk. Dear special Cousin of Barbara Chmura. She was also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. She will also be missed by her dog Harley. She was predeceased by her brothers Donald and Randy Kruczynski. Janet was a proud member of the Great Lakes South East Michigan Riding Club as well as many other riding clubs over the years. She also was involved with collecting tabs for Children's Hospitals and other charitable organizations. Visitation Thursday 2-9 p.m. with a scripture service at 7 p.m. at Kaul Funeral Home, 28433 Jefferson, St. Clair Shores. In state Friday 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Hope, St. Gertrude Campus, 28837 Jefferson, St. Clair Shores. Interment at Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton Township. Memorial contributions may be directed to Children's Hospital. Please share a memory of Janet at www.kaulfuneralhome.com.
FAUVER JOHN W. October 29, 2012. Age 90. Peacefully at home in Bloomfield Hills. Proud veteran U.S. Army WWII. Past owner and president of the J.N. Fauver Co. Beloved husband of Irene "By" Parrott Fauver (nee Byerlein) for 15 years. Dear father of Johanna Johnson, Jeffrey Fauver (Lora), and the late John W. Fauver, Jr. Grandfather of Amy, Sarah, Erick, Toby, John W. III, Jeffrey Jr., and Emily, Gillian, Tami, Megan, Mikayla, and Aidan. Also 10 great-grandchildren. Also survived by "By's" children Larry Parrott (Marnie), Tina Carson, Gina Parrott, and John Parrott (Liz). Brother of the late Jane Henny Rennell and Betty Abbott Hedrick. Uncle of Patricia Mayo and Anne Thompson. Former husband of the late Margaret. Memorial service Friday 3 p.m. at Kirk in the Hills, 1340 W. Long Lake Rd., Bloomfield Hills. In lieu of flowers, family suggests memorial tributes to the Boys & Girls Clubs of SE Michigan or the charity of donor's choice. A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, (248) 549-0500. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com.
JAROSIEWICZ ROBERT, age 74 passed away peacefully on Sunday October 28, 2012 at his home with his loving family at his side following a courageous battle with mesothelioma. He was born in Detroit on May 12, 1938 to the late John and Ann (Mroz) Jarosiewicz. He is survived by his wife the former Nan Burnell, whom he married January 7, 1985 in Roscommon. His children Robert Jarosiewicz and fiancée Julie Boylen, Denice and Joe Vitale, Sheryl and Mike Benchley and Donna Jarosiewicz; step-children James and Cheryl Wolkens and Jodi and Steve Young; 14 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a brother Ronald Jarosiewicz. He was predeceased by a brother and sister-in-law John and Joan Jarosiewicz. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, November 2, 2012 at 11 a.m. from Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Rev. Fr. John Cotter presiding with burial in Highland Cemetery. Friends may call at the Sisson Funeral Home, www.sissonfuneralhome.com on Wednesday 4-8 and Thursday 1-8 p.m. Those wishing an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the American Cancer Society .
LEPORE GIUSEPPINA October 26, 2012. Age 87. Beloved wife of the late Vincenzo. Loving mother of Tony (Anna), Jim, Louisa (Jeff) Denhard, and Joe. Proud grandmother of Vincent (Annemarie), David, Natalie (Dan), Joey, Emily, Nolan and great-granddaughter Isabella. Dear sister of the late Venanzio, Domenica, Anna, Cesare, Francesco (Elvira), Pasquale, and Adelina. Dear sister-in-law of Pierina (Franco) Secchi. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Visitation at the Sterling Heights Chapel of the Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 13650 E. Fifteen Mile Road (at Schoenherr) Thursday 4-9 p.m. and Friday 1-9 p.m. with Rosary at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Saturday in state 9:00 a.m. St. Anastasia Catholic Church, 4571 John R, Troy until time of Mass 9:30 a.m. Entombment Christian Memorial Cultural Center. Memories shared at www.bcfh.com .
LOGAN ROBERT L. October 28, 2012, age 74. Beloved brother of Ralph (Joan) Logan. Dear uncle of Kevin (Roxanne) Logan and great-uncle of Dylan and Abby. Funeral services Thursday 11 a.m. at the Schrader-Howell Funeral Home, 280 S. Main St., Plymouth. Friends may visit Wednesday 4-8 p.m. Interment Riverside Cemetery, Plymouth. To leave a condolence www.schrader-howell.com .
LOGAN JESSIE COURTNEY October 29, 2012, age 92. Beloved wife of the late Lewis Logan and Chester Courtney. Loving mother of James Courtney and Linda (Arthur) Gawronski. Grandmother of Jessica and Brian. Visitation at the Ford Funeral Home, 26560 Van Dyke (S. of 11 Mile/696 Expressway), Thursday from 5-8 p.m. In state St. Clement Catholic Church, 25320 Van Dyke (N. of 10 Mile Rd.), Friday from 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass 10 a.m. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
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
MASINICK BARBARA, October 29, 2012, Age 77. Beloved wife of Julius "Bud." Loving mother of Betsy Politi (Daniel), Jay, Luke (Diane) and Amy O'Brien. Grandmother of Joseph, Nicholas, Jacob, Dana, Evan, Brenna, Casey, Kyle, Samantha, Annalise, Allison and Nicholas. Sister of Sandra Taylor and Roger Phillips. Family will receive friends Thursday 2-8 p.m. at A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Road (between Maple and Big Beaver) with Scripture Service at 7 p.m., followed by Sharing of Memories. Funeral Mass Friday 10 a.m. at St. Thomas More Church, 4580 N. Adams Rd., Troy. Prayers at funeral home Friday 9:15 a.m. followed by procession to church. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
O'MARA ALOYSIUS BERNARD Age 92, of Blissfield, was welcomed into God's Heavenly Kingdom on Monday, October 29th at his home surrounded by his loving family. Aloysius Bernard was born at home in Wallaceburg, Ontario, Canada on April 8, 1920, the youngest child of John and Margaret (Johnston) O'Mara. He was the only member of his family to attend college and received his Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctorate from the University of Detroit. On September 6, 1944, Aloysius married Rita Adeline Schutz in Detroit, Michigan. In 1948 Aloysius was admitted to the Michigan Bar and began his practice of law in downtown Detroit, Michigan before moving to rural Blissfield, Michigan where he developed an extensive legal practice. During his distinguished career Aloysius successfully litigated cases before the United States Supreme Court and Michigan Supreme Court. Aloysius served in the Army Air force as a Sergeant during World War II. He was an active member of St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church where he served as a proud member of the Knights of Columbus for 25 years. He was a member of the Blissfield Rotary Club for 30 years and a life-long member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians. Aloysius was preceded in eternal life by Rita, his loving wife of over 65 years. Aloysius is survived by his children: Michael and wife Eva O'Mara of Cleveland, Dr. Kevin O'Mara of Phoenix, Arizona; Mark O'Mara of Blissfield; Patrick and wife Carolyn O'Mara of New York; and Maureen O'Mara of Ann Arbor; and one grandson, Patrick Brendan O'Mara. Aloysius was preceded in death by his siblings: Joseph, James, Patrick, Eileen, Helen and Angela. The Mass of the Christian Burial for Aloysius will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 1st, 2012 at Light of Christ Catholic Parish, St. Peter the Apostle Church with Fr. Thomas Helfrich officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant View Cemetery. Visitation for Aloysius will be held at his home on Pearl Street in Blissfield on Wednesday from 2 to 8 p.m., where a prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Condolences to the family welcome at: www.wagleyfuneralhome.com . Contributions in memory of Aloysius may be made to Light of Christ Catholic Parish.
OESTEREICHER JANET R., age 70, of Rochester Hills, died October 29, 2012. Beloved wife of Tony. Dear mother of Laura K. (Robert) Harris. Loving grand-mother of Lilly and Serena. Funeral service 11:00 a.m. Thursday at PIXLEY FUNERAL HOME, 322 W. University Drive in Rochester. The family will receive friends on Wednesday at the funeral home from 2-8 p.m. Rather than sending flowers, the family would greatly appreciate contributions in Janet's memory be made to The Boys & Girls Clubs of S.E. Michigan, 26777 Halstead Rd., Suite 100, Farmington Hills, MI 48331. www.pixleyfh.com
OSHIKA JAMES Age 86. Husband of the late Mary. Dear brother of Edgar (Beatrice). Uncle of Edwin. Brother-in-law of Tsugye Oshika. Memorial service Monday, November 5, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Acacia Park Cemetery Chapel. Condolences to charlesstepfuneralhome.com
PETERS GLENN L. Age 56, October 27, 2012. Beloved husband of Andrea, for 26 years. Dearest father of Corey, Glenn, and Lance. Dear brother of Darlene, Chuck (Mary), and Rose. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. Worked at Ford Motor Co. for 20+ years. Local UAW #900 member. Funeral Service Thursday, 8 p.m. at the Taylor Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 9800 S. Telegraph Road. Visitation Thursday, 2 p.m. until time of service. Share a memory at www.howepeterson.com.
ROBERTSON MICHAEL H. Age 69, October 29, 2012. Beloved husband of Rosmarie. Loving father of Dennis, Joseph, Jennifer (Kevin Brown) Robertson and Michael. Step-father of John Mollon, Bettina (Rick) Byrd, Hans (Susan) Mollon, and Monika (Scott) Robinson. Grandfather of 11 and brother to Shirley Waldorph. Visitation Thursday 2:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. with Rosary at 8 p.m. at the A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack at Vernier Road, Grosse Pointe Woods 48236. Funeral Friday at Assumption Grotto Catholic Church, 13770 Gratiot, Detroit 48205. In state 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass 10 a.m. ahpeters.com
ROTHBERG HOWARD PERRY II 1924 - 2012. Loved by Paul, Cindy, Jason, and Alison.
SPENELLI JANICE L. Age 60. Beloved wife of Michael. Loving mother of Jennifer (Matthew) Medwid, Amy (Justin) Grubbs, and Deborah (Benjamin) Force. Grandmother of Reagan, Catherine and Maxwell. Dear sister of Judy (John) Brown, Richard (Sheryl) Bockelman, and Joy (Chip) Egnatios. Also leaves nieces, nephews, and many friends. Visitation Thursday 4-8 pm with Funeral Service Friday 11 am at Charles R. Step Funeral Home, 18425 Beech Daly (btw 6 and 7 Mile). Interment Parkview Memorial Cemetery. Contributions to the Detroit Institute for Children, 5447 Woodward Ave. Detroit, MI 48202. Condolences to charlesstepfuneralhome.com
SULLIVAN WILLIAM H., age 77, resident of Troy, passed away on October 28, 2012. Beloved husband of Ann. Loving father of Leslie (Michael) Cain. Proud grandfather of Carys. Visitation at the Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 8459 Hall Road (3 blks E. of Van Dyke), Utica, Wednesday 1-4 p.m. and Thursday 1-9 p.m. with a Celebration of Life Prayer service 7 p.m. In state Friday 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass at 10:00 a.m. at St. Andrew Catholic Church, 1400 Inglewood, Rochester. Inurnment Great Lakes National Cemetery. Family request donations to American Diabetes Association or American Heart Association. Share a memory at www.sullivanfuneraldirectors.com
VANDENBROOK STEVEN G. October 28, 2012, Age 81. Beloved husband of Shirley for 43 years. Loving father of Erich Gansmuller (Karla), Christina Vermeulen (Menno) and Jason VanDenbrook (Amy). Cherished grandfather of Tessa, Carleigh, Annelies, Morgan and Sloan. Family will receive friends at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward (btwn 13-14 Mile), Thursday 2:30p.m. until Memorial service at 3:30p.m. Memorial tributes to the American Cancer Society or American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com