DiDOMENICO FRANCIS "CHICK" Age 86, November 1, 2012. Loving husband of the late Patsy. Beloved father of Mary Medley, Joseph (Lisa) DiDomenico, Geralann (Phil) Lester and Bobby "Sundance" (Jennifer) DiDomenico. Loving grandfather to Lauren, Joey, Joshua, Alyssa, Jonathan, Zachary, Solair and Morla. Visitation Sunday 5-9 pm with Wake Service at 8 pm at the Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 W. Six Mile, Livonia. In state Monday 9:30 am until his Funeral Mass at 10 am at St. Edith Catholic Church, 15089 Newburgh, Livonia. Burial at Parkview. Memorials may be made to the American Kidney Foundation. www.harryjwillfuneralhome.com.
ELDIS GEORGE T. November 1, 2012. Age 68. Beloved brother of Fran and Tony (Nancy). Brother-in-law of Barbara Eldis (the late James). Uncle of Juliann Sapp and Johnathon Eldis. Great-uncle of Angela Sapp and David Sapp. Great-great-uncle of Victoria Burns. Son of the late John and Patricia Eldis. Family will receive friends at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward (between 13-14 Mile), Sunday 1-8 p.m. Trisagion 5:30 p.m. Funeral service Monday 10 a.m. at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 760 W. Wattles Rd., Troy. Visitation at church begins at 9:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers family suggests memorial tributes to St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church or St. John Hospice. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com.
EMERSON KAREN KEOLEIAN May 18, 1961 October 28, 2012, Age 51. Passed away peacefully after a courageous, four year battle with cancer. Karen is survived by her devoted husband, Jay Emerson; parents Harry and Georgenia Keoleian of West Bloomfield, MI; brothers Jeffrey and Gary (Jill) Keoleian; sister and brother- in-laws Jodee and Michael Hall, step-daughter Ashley Spitzner; and her second families at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners of San Francisco and JWT in Detroit of which there are too many to mention. Karen is a 1979 Graduate of Birmingham Groves and a 1985 Graduate of Wayne State University. Visitation is being held Saturday November 3, 2012 from 5-8 p.m. and Sunday November 4, 2012 from 2-8 p.m. at McCabe Funeral Home, 31950 W. Twelve Mile Rd., Farmington Hills, MI. In state Monday November 5, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. until time of service 11:00 a.m. at Northbrook Presbyterian Church, 22055 West Fourteen Mile Road, Beverly Hills. Luncheon to follow. Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Breast Cancer charity of your choice. www.mccabefuneralhome.com
GATES STANLEY L. Age 77, passed away October 5, 2012. He was born June 24, 1935 to the late Stanley and Stephanie Gacioch in Wyandotte, MI. He is survived by his son, Martin (Lisa) Gates, a daughter and four grandchildren. He is also survived by brothers Ronald (Carol) Gacioch and Lawrence (Patsy) Gates and sister Mary Anne (Edward) Williams. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother (Daniel) and sister-in-law, Sally Ann. Stan graduated from St. Mary's College (Orchard Lake, MI) and the University of Detroit Law School, and served in the United States Marine Corps. He was an active member of St. Aloysius Church in downtown Detroit, serving on the parish council and as the lead usher, a lector, a Eucharistic minister, and a reliable volunteer at parish functions. Memorial Mass Tuesday, November 13, 10 a.m. at St. Aloysius Church, 1234 Washington Blvd., Detroit, MI 48226. Memorial donations may be made to St. Aloysius Neighborhood Services at the address above or on line at www.stalsdetroit.com.
GRIFFIN PHILIP W. Age 77, of Bloomfield Hills, MI, passed away, Wednesday, October 31, 2012 due to complications from Leukemia. A family Memorial will be held at a later date when his entire family can be together. When Phil passed his last conversation was perfectly fitting it involved two of his favorite things he was reviewing football plays with his ever so cherished son, John. It couldn't have been better scripted. Philip was born August 16, 1936 in Chicago, IL to John and Dorothy Griffin. He graduated from Montana University in 1956. He enjoyed golf, dazzling a crowd with magic tricks, sharing long stories of his football days, Fox News, reading, bridge and spending time with his children and grandchildren. Philip is survived by his four daughters and one son: Regina Griffin, Kathleen Fox and her husband Greg, Laura Ramirez de Arellano and her husband Luis, Susan Griffin, John Griffin, and his six grandchildren Madeline, Griffin and Stephen Fox, William and Christopher Ramirez de Arellano and Libby Griffin. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 49 years, Helen McCabe Griffin in 2010. Our only peace is they are finally reunited. Thank you Dad for your humor, your athleticism, the gift of gab, your Irish green eyes, and the love of all things scary on Halloween. May the wind always be at your back #15. Until we meet again
McWILLIAMS JAMES P. Age 87 October 31, 2012 of Westland. Loving husband of the late Agnes. Beloved father of Joseph, John (Dana), Mary (Jim) Brison, Jim (Bev) Patrick (the late Lynne), Annette Padulla, Kathleen (Pat) Stasser, Michael (Sheila), Lynn (Hal) Pape and Gerald (the late Cheryl). Dear grandfather and great-grandfather of many. Visitation Sunday 29 p.m. at Vermeulen Funeral Home, 980 N. Newburgh Road, Westland with A Scripture Service at 6 p.m. In state Monday at 9 a.m. until Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at SS. Simon and Jude Parish, 32500 Palmer Road, Westland. Memorial Contributions can be made to American Heart Association and SS. Simon and Jude Parish. To share memories, please visit www.vermeulenfuneralhome.com.
PINES MAX Beloved husband of 57 years of Lola Pines. Cherished father of Esther (Izzy) Tal and Dr. Jack (Leslie) Pines. Loving grandfather of Dr. Donna Tal, Jonathan Pines and Jarrod Pines. Brother-in-law of the late Dora Mintz. Max lost his mother, father and five siblings in the Holocaust. GRAVESIDE SERVICES 2:00 P.M. SUNDAY AFTERNOON AT ADAT SHALOM MEMORIAL PARK. ARRANGEMENTS BY THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020. www.irakaufman.com
PIZZIMENTI VINCENT J. 85, October 31, 2012. Loving husband of Tena, dear father of Christine (Dave) Trevino, Vincent (Charlene), Gina (Thomas) Rheaume and Michael (Cynthia). Proud grandfather of eight and great grandfather of four. Funeral 10 am Saturday at A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Ave at Vernier Road, Grosse Pointe Woods with family greeting friends one half hour before Service. Visitation Friday 2-9pm with Rosary at 7:00 pm. Donations to Van Elslander Cancer Center, St. John Hospital Foundation MOB, Suite 102, 22101 Moross Road, Detroit, MI 48236-9989. ahpeters.com
REIST DR. JOHN S. JR. 76, of Hillsdale, Michigan, died November 1, 2012. Funeral Services: Tuesday, November 6, 2012, 2 p.m., Holy Trinity Parish, Hillsdale. Visitation: Monday, November 5, 2012, 5-8 p.m., VanHorn-Eagle Funeral Home, Hillsdale.
SAEED JURHEE P. October 29, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Sheikh M. Saeed, M.D. Loving mother of Becky (Brent) Koehler of Shorewood, Minnesota; Bonnie (Steve) McDaniels of Scottsdale, Arizona; Barry (Sophie) Saeed of Fremont, California; and Leila Saeed of Los Altos, CA. Cherished grandmother of Michael, Matthew, and Kristen. Dear Sister of Junelle (David) Moore of Fayetteville, AR, and the late Diane Shenold. The family will receive friends at the O'Brien/Sullivan Funeral Home, 41555 Grand River, Novi, Monday 10:00 a.m. until the funeral liturgy at 11:00 a.m. Interment Oakland Hills Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. On line sympathy message at www.obriensullivanfuneralhome.com
WADHA JEFFREY DAVID September 11, 1974-October 31, 2012. Beloved son of Zuhair (Steve) and Mary Wadha. Brother to Tina, Steven, and Michael.
WALLACE SFC RICKY J., 32, of Pooler, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, October 27, 2012 at his home. Ricky was born in Detroit, Michigan and was currently serving his country in the United States Army. He enjoyed hunting, hockey and cooking. Survivors include his wife, Maggie Wallace; daughters, Sonya Wallace and Audrey Wallace; mother, Debra Hyatt; father and step-mother, Charles and France Losada; father, Ricky D. Wallace; grandmother, Zena Hyatt; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Steve and Denise Garard and a number of aunts, uncles and cousins. The memorial service to honor Ricky's life will be at 2 p.m. on Monday, November 5, 2012 at the Thomas C. Strickland & Sons Funeral Home, West Chatham Chapel, located at 901 West Highway 80 in Pooler with full military honors. Friends may sign the online register book at www.stricklandandsonsfuneralhome.com. Thomas C. Strickland & Sons Funeral Homes West Chatham Chapel, (912) 748-2444.