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.