ABB NORMA M., age 90, passed away November 2, 2012. She was born on January 11, 1922, in St. Louis, Missouri, to the late Peter and Clara (Volk) Schneider. She retired from Sears Roebuck Co. after 30 years of service as a Credit Supervisor. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church Altar Society and a teacher's aide with the South Lyon School district. Norma is survived by her children Alexi (James) Volz, Robert Abb, James (Nancy) Abb; five grandchildren Karen, Anne, Nathan, Gregory, Robert; three great-grandchildren Jeffrey, Devin, Morgan; two step-grandchildren Sarah, Christopher and her sister Doris Hoffman. She was preceded in death by her husband Leo in 1984, three brothers and two sisters. Visitation will be held on Nov. 6, Tuesday, from 10-11 a.m. with a funeral Mass following at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 830 S. Lafayette, South Lyon. Memorial contributions may be made to Beaumont Hospice, 1410 E. 14 Mile Rd., Madison Heights, MI 48071. Online guestbook www.phillipsfuneral.com
ALLEN DOUGLAS "DOUG" age 64, November 1, 2012. Beloved husband of Helen married 37 years. Loving brother of Edward, the late Kenneth, Cynthia Warf, the late Constance Spoto and Christine (Glen) Hayes. Dear uncle of Erin and Emma Hayes and Anthony and Thomas Spoto. Doug is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Visitation Monday from 1-8 p.m. at the S. K. Schultz Funeral Home, 21705 Gratiot at 8 1/2 Mile Road with a scripture service at 7:00 p.m. In state Tuesday 9:30 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass 10 a.m., at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 22412 Overlake, St. Clair Shores, Michigan 48080. Interment Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton Township. Share a memory of Doug at www.schultzfuneralhome.com
ALLEN DANIEL E., age 76, passed away November 2, 2012. Mr. Allen is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Shirley. Dear father of Deborah (Kevin) Jason, Daniel E. (Laura) Allen, Jr. and Robert (Helen) Allen. Devoted grandfather of Deanna, Renee (Michael), Shane, Rachel, Alyssa and Marco. Great-grandfather of Mason. One brother and one sister also survive. Funeral Tuesday 11:00 a.m. at Kaul Funeral Home, 27830 Gratiot, Roseville. Friends may visit Monday from 3-9 p.m. Please share a memory of Mr. Allen at www.kaulfuneralhome.com
BARBAS THOMAS Age 86. Husband of the late Antonia. Son of the late John and Sophie Barbas. Father of Stacey Barbas and Patricia (Richard) Bober. Brother of Katherine (Ted) Theodorou, Madeline Conom, and the late Margaret George and brother-in-law of Joan Tseronis. Also leaves many nieces and nephews. Visitation Wednesday 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. Service at Charles R. Step Funeral Home, 18425 Beech Daly Rd. (between 6 and 7 Mile). Contributions to Capuchin Soup Kitchen and St. Francis Lenni Clinic appreciated. Condolences to www.charlesstepfuneralhome.com.
BAUER KENNETH J. November 2, 2012. Age 81. Beloved husband of Helen. Dearest father of Dawn Williams, Sherry Dingman, John, Brenda Gavelanski, Debra (Russell) Bell, and Alicia. Dear brother of Dolores Munoz. Also survived by eight grandchildren. Funeral Wednesday at 11 a.m. from the Chapel of L. J. Griffin Funeral Home, 7707 Middlebelt Rd., (at Ann Arbor Trail). Family will receive visitors Tuesday 1-9 p.m. Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at griffinfuneralhome.com.
BECKER RICHARD G. November 2, 2012. Age 71. Dear father of Rick, Bob (Jennifer), and Amy (Gerry). Loving grandfather of Morgan and Abigail Vann, Joshua, Michelle, Grace, William, Lillian, and Jackson Becker. Inspired by Motown, Richard owned and operated PAC 3 Recording Company, dedicating his life to the recording arts since 1965 until his death. He loved spending time at his retreat in Houghton Lake and enjoying the simple things in life. He was a dedicated grandfather spending his free time with his precious grandchildren. Memorials to University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, Mesothelioma Research, 1500 East Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. Funeral 12 p.m. Tuesday from the Dearborn Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 22546 Michigan Ave. Visitation Sunday 5-9 p.m. and Monday 1-9 p.m. www.howepeterson.com
BELANGER NELSON Passed away October 9, 2012 in Pensacola, Florida; formerly of Detroit and St. Clair Shores. Age 84. Beloved husband of Adele. Dear father of Timothy (Leslie), Phillip, Douglas (Kathy), Jeffrey, Laurie (Michael) Bolden, Lisa (Brian) Hartner. Grandfather of 13, great-grandfather of 12. Detroit Firefighter for 36 years. Memorial Mass Saturday, November 10, 11:00 a.m. at St. Peter Catholic Church, 95 Market St., Mt. Clemens.
BENTON WALTER S. Age 78, November 2, 2012. Beloved husband of Sherryl and former husband of Ellen Benton. Dear father of Walter Reed (Coreen) Benton, Larry (Pam) Benton, Sharon Morris, and Richard (Sheila) Benton. Dear step-father of Lorelle (Guy) Meadows and Andrew (Sarah Clarkson) Pflaum. Loving grandfather of fourteen and cherished great-grandfather of four. Dear brother of Larry (Eileen) Benton of New York and Richard (Vicki) Benton of Kentucky. Family will receive friends Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 11 a.m. until time of Funeral Service 12 noon at First Baptist Church of Birmingham, 300 Willits, Birmingham. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen and The Lake House, St. Clair Shores. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.wasikfuneralhome.com.
BROWN LESLIE A. October 26, 2012. Age 63 of Dearborn Heights. Beloved daughter of Frederick and the late Patricia. Loving sister of Kerry (Tom) Dueweke, Tim (Denise Wenk) Brown and Linda (George Przygodski) Kato. Dear aunt of Ryan, Christian, Nicholas, Jeffrey and Matthew. Gathering Sunday, November 11, 12:30 p.m. until the 2:30 Memorial Service at Vermeulen Funeral Home, 46401 W. Ann Arbor Rd (btwn Sheldon and Beck Road) Plymouth. To share a memory, please visit vermeulenfuneralhome.com
BURKE JOSEPH EDWARD 80, of Macomb Twp. Formerly of Roseville died Thursday, November 1, 2012. Survived by wife of 55 years, Marilyn; children, Steven (Andra) Burke and Sandra Burke; grandsons, Ryan, Chad and Tyler; great-grandson, Isiah. Funeral Mass Wednesday 10 a.m. Mass at St. Isidore Catholic Church, 18201 23 Mile Rd., Macomb. In state 9:30 a.m. Visitation Tuesday 3 9 p.m. at Hauss Funeral Home, 47477 Romeo Plank, Macomb. Memorials to donor's choice. www.haussfuneralhomes.com
BURT BRUCE SR. 69, born in Detroit, MI, passed at his home in St. Petersburg, FL. October 22, after a short battle with cancer. A Freemason, Bruce had an extensive life of travels, adventures, fun and friendships! He loved his family, motor-cycles, making homemade beer and wine, and was fulfilled by a lifelong pursuit of the great highland bagpipes. Bruce was a gentleman, a great musician, and of great character - "a man you won't meet every day." For 60 years, his true passion was the playing, teaching and judging of the great highland bagpipe. He played for many well-known bands in the Detroit area. Many of the pipers under his mentoring have become well respected in the piping community. He also piped for Rod Stewart, Dan Quayle, at Eleanor Ford's funeral, and events for Steve Forbes. He was a great provider, and worked in the automotive industry as a UAW millwright for 36 ½ years for Chrysler Corp., retiring at age 58, moving to St. etersburg in 2001. He is survived by his wife, brother, three sons, one daughter, two daughters-in-law, five grandchildren, other family members and countless friends. In lieu of flowers, consider donations to the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation or CleaningforaCause.org. A celebration of his life will be held November 18 at the Commonwealth Club in Warren, for details visit www.DetroitIrish.org/bruceburt.
BUSTOS LORETTA M. She slipped from our lives and into God's arms on Tuesday, October 30, 2012. For 64 years she brought love, caring and humor into our lives. She was the beloved daughter of the late Joseph and Frances. Dear sister of Philip (Karen), Cecilia (Andy) MacCracken and Jeffrey. Aunt of Derek, Zachary, Ceara and Jake. Visitation Sunday 2-9pm with a 7pm Rosary at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 N. Inkster Rd., Garden City (Between Ford Rd. and Cherry Hill). In state Monday 10 am until 10:30am Mass at St. Dunstan Catholic Church, 1515 Belton (2 blocks west of Inkster, 2 blocks south of Ford Rd.) until 10:30am Mass. www.santeiufuneralhome.com
CAMERON HELEN JANE (SCHUELER) June 23, 1928- November 2, 2012. Loving wife of John G. Cameron Sr. Married 64 years. Mother of John Jr. (Ann) of Grand Rapids, MI, David of Forth Worth, Texas, Don (Christine) of St. Clair Shores, MI, and Kenneth (Patricia) Cameron of Waterville, Ohio. Grandmother of Clara, Kenneth Jr. (Rob), David Jr. (Brian), Andrew, Cal, Courtney, and Grace Cameron. Daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Schueler. Sister of the late Arthur, Dorothy (Chope), and Robert Schueler. Sister of James L. and Harry Schueler. The late Mrs. Cameron grew up in the Indian Village in Detroit spending all of her childhood summers with her family on Harsens Island. After high school she attended Michigan State University. In 1948 she married John G. Cameron of Detroit and in 1956 the couple moved to Birmingham, MI where they raised their four sons. For 18 years prior to her retirement, Mrs. Cameron was a substitute teacher in the Birmingham Schools District. She was an avid bridge player and enjoyed visits with her grandchildren at the cottage. In recent years Helen and John spent their winters in Cape Canaveral, Florida and their summers on Harsens Island. A private family service to will held next week prior to interment. Donations in her memory would be appreciated at the Reader's Cove Library, 3082 South Channel Drive, Harsens Island, MI. Arrangements handled by Gilbert Funeral Home, Algonac, MI. www.gilbertfuneralhomeinc.com.
CHUPA CAROLE M. October 31, 2012. Age 82. Beloved wife of Michael. Dear mother of Michael (Ann Marie), Karen Chupa, Rosemarie Cook (the late Timothy), Julianne Chupa, and Peter (LaShanda). Loving grandmother of Adam, Angela, James, Mary Beth, and Carolyn. Sister of Conrad Sands (Carolyn), and loving dog, Ella. Family and friends will gather on Saturday, November 10, 2012 beginning at 2 p.m. until time of memorial service 4:30 p.m. at the A. H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Avenue at Vernier Road, Grosse Pointe Woods. Memorial contributions may be made to Angel on a Leash. ahpeters.com
COLASANTI STELLA M. Age 93, October 28, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Sebastiano Colasanti. Beloved mother of Kathleen Klaassen-Findora and Barbara (Robert) Klaassen-Couck. Proud grandmother of Christopher (Ann) Findora and Carrie (Jimmy) Liu. Loving great-grandmother of Meghan and Austen Findora and James (Roxy) Liu. Dear sister of the late Frank (Sophie) DeMercurio, Jennie (Arthur) Bral, and Mamie (Anthony) Besso. Aunt of Audrey Besso and Peter Besso. Longtime Sears Employee. Memorial Gathering November 17, 2012, 9:30 a.m. until time of Memorial Mass 10 a.m. at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 22412 Overlake Dr. (at Mack), St. Clair Shores, MI. Private family burial services. Memorials may be made to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Share a memory at www.bcfh.com.
COURVAL KAREN GAIL Beloved wife of Gary Courval. Cherished mother of Max William Courval and Nia Lauren Courval. Loving daughter of Lynne (the late Eli) Master and Dale Silverberg. Dear sister of Alan (Beth) Silverberg and Margo Mintz. SERVICES WEDNESDAY 12:00 NOON AT BIRMINGHAM TEMPLE. INTERMENT AT BETH EL MEMORIAL PARK. ARRANGEMENTS BY THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020. www.irakaufman.com
CUSTANCE DONNA Age 80 of Utica, Michigan and Fort Valley Georgia, has left this world a less interesting place on September 26, 2012. A retired R.N., with five children, six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren who will be greatly missed by all who have had the privilege of knowing and loving her. We will be celebrating her life Saturday, November 10, 2012 from 2-9pm, V.F.W. Hall, 8311 Wilson Dr., Shelby Twp., MI. N. of 24 mile E. off Van Dyke. (586) 781-9109.
DELOR CLARENCE H. Age 89. November 1, 2012. Beloved husband of Loretta for 65 years. Loving father of Barbara (Gary) Lewinski, Kathleen (Darryl) Fotherby, Joyce (Casimir) Barnosky, Kenneth (Tina), and Sandra (Danny) Mandziura. Proud grandfather of Meshel, Melissa, Christopher, Ashley, Zachary, Tyler, Tayler, and Nickolas. Visitation Sunday 2-8 p.m. with Rosary at 7 p.m. at A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Ave. at Vernier Rd., Grosse Pointe Woods. In state 9:30 a.m. Monday until time of Mass 10 a.m. at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 20955 Bournmouth, Harper Woods. He was a proud veteran of World War II. ahpeters.com
DEMBINSKI RONALD S. Age 70, November 1, 2012. Loving husband of Patricia. Dear father of James (Kerry), Gary (Miyuki), Thomas (Nancy), and Lori (John) Hamby. Beloved grandfather of Shane, Bailey, Sho, Kye, Zachary, Nicholas, Ethan, Brady, and Leah. Dear brother of Dee (David) Lowry and Maryanne (the late Harry) Pruss. Visitation Sunday 2-9 p.m. and Monday 4-9 p.m. with a 6:30 p.m. Rosary at the Wasik Funeral Home, Inc., 11470 Thirteen Mile Road (west of Hoover), Warren. In state Tuesday 10 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at St. Edmund Church, 14025 Twelve Mile Road (E. of Schoenherr), Warren. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.wasikfuneralhome.com.
DOLEGA HENRY A. Age 87. Died October 24, 2012. Survived by wife Florence, daughters Mary Frances Scarantino, Roseanne Dolega, grandson Alan Scarantino and brother John Dolega. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.
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
EMERSON JANET M. November 1, 2012, Loving wife of Arthur. Beloved mother of Todd (Rosemary) and Lisa. Grandmother of Caitlin and Andrew. Sister of Joanne (Kevin) Zaner. Preceded in death by her parents William and Olga Prew and sister of the late William Prew, Jr. A Memorial Service to be held at Kirk in the Hills, Bloomfield Hills at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International, 24359 Northwestern Highway #225, Southfield, MI 48075 or to National Kidney Foundation, 1900 E. Jefferson, Detroit, MI 48207. Please sign Janet's online guestbook at www.cremationmichigan.com.
ESTRIDGE JOHN age 73, died October 30, 2012 in Midland, Michigan from End Stage COPD. He worked and retired from Detroit Edison. Memorial Service will be December 2, 2012 at Sanford Moose Lodge starting at 1pm. Contact Margaret Guest for additional information (989) 636-7413
FACHILLA ANNA November 1, 2012. Age 88. Contact Rudy Funeral Home for further details (586) 757-3230. Family requests donations to the Red Cross.
FLACK LEONARD J. Age 76. October 26, 2012. Beloved husband of Rosemarie. Dear father of Stanley (Linda), Bernadette Parkins, Deborah (Bill) Cadman and Michael (Abby). Loving grandfather of Racheal, Travis, Gregory, Aaron, Jacob, Joshua, Max and Baden. Great-grandfather of Nevaeh and Mina. Brother of Stanley 'Jay' and the late Frank and Larry. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visitation Sunday 2-8 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 N. Inkster Rd., Garden City (btwn. Ford Rd. and Cherry Hill). In state Monday 10:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. Mass at St. Raphael Catholic Church, 31530 Beechwood (at Merriman Rd., 2 blks. N. of Ford Rd.) www.santeiufuneralhome.com
GALKA DAVID L. passed away on November 1, 2012 at the age of 42. Cherished husband of Lara, dear son of Lawrence and Marlene, beloved brother of Cindy (John) McCarthy and Karen (Ted) Kulczycki. Loving uncle to Michael, Erica, Stephanie, and Natalie. Special son-in-law of Michael and Barbara Zebrowski; favorite brother-in-law of Lisa and Lynette Zebrowski. Dear friend of Andy, Rick, Marc, Karla, and Anne. Will also be sadly missed by furry companion Harwell. Dave is also survived by many Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and Friends. Memorial visitation on Monday, November 5th beginning at 10:30 a.m. with Funeral Mass following at 11:00 a.m. at St. Florian Catholic Church, 2626 Poland Street, Hamtramck. Arrangements entrusted to Jurkiewicz and Wilk Funeral Home. No flowers please.
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.
GOYKE JOAN 81, November 1, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Richard. Loving mother of Laura Radtke and Christopher (Jeannette). Grandmother of Crystal Radtke and Alex Goyke; great grandmother of Lillian Hohne; sister of the late David and Edward. Private arrangements by Gendernalik Funeral Home, New Baltimore.
GRAHAM IMOGENE Age 79. November 1, 2012. Loving wife of the late Leo. Dear mother of Christine (Marc) Phaneuf, Bruce (Tracy), Julie, and Brian. Beloved grandmother of Sean, Kirsten (Bradley) Matson, Kayla, Lyle, Erik, and Molly. She will be greatly missed by her brothers, sisters, relatives, and friends. Visitation Monday from 2 p.m. until the time of service 7 p.m. Adragna Obarzanek Funeral Home, 33250 Ryan Rd. (N. of 14 Mile Rd.), Sterling Heights.
HARDING WILLIAM PATRICK "PAT" Age 75, November 1, 2012. Beloved husband of Mary (nee Cracchiola) for 55 years. Loving father of William Jr. (Nancy), Peter (Jennifer), Elizabeth (Robert) Walmsley, Mark, David, and Michele Harding. Proud grandfather of 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Member of Sheet Metal Workers Local 80 for 56 years. Visitation at the Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 8459 Hall Road (three blks E. of Van Dyke) Utica Sunday 2:00-8:00 p.m. Funeral Service Monday 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Family request donations to St. John Hospice. Please share a memory at www.sullivanfuneraldirectors.com
HAUSS THOMAS E. age 65 of Armada, formerly of East Detroit Owner of Tiffany - Young and Hauss Funeral Home of Armada and Hauss Funeral Home of Macomb, former owner of Trisco Chemical Co. and former director at Bagnasco Funeral Home, St. Clair Shores. Beloved husband of Ardell (nee Runge); devoted father of Thomas G. (Paula) Hauss, Joel (Kerrie) Hauss and Rachelle (Jason) Blake; loving grandfather of Alexis; and dear brother of Dwight (Cindy) Hauss. In state Tuesday 10-11 a.m. service at Immanuel Lutheran Worship Center, 47120 Romeo Plank, Macomb. Visitation Sunday 1-8 p.m. at Tiffany-Young & Hauss Funeral Home, 73919 North Ave., Armada and Monday 1-8 p.m. at Hauss Funeral Home, 47477 Romeo Plank, Macomb. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Our Saviour Lutheran Church, Armada, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Macomb or Armada Township Fire Dept. www.haussfuneralhomes.com
HEINZ STEPHANIE March 10, 1911 November 1, 2012. Wife of the late Leonard Heinz. Mother of Adele Martz. Grandmother of Adrienne, Kathryn, and Meredith Martz. Sister of the late Joseph Mase, Adele Bono, and Edmund Mase. She was the most loving mother and grandmother, and her family meant the world to her. Memorial service 11 a.m., Monday, November 5th at the Servant Church of St. Alexander in Farmington Hills. Memorial tributes suggested to P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education, 3700 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA 50312.
HERMAN MARGARET L. Age 68 October 25, 2012. Beloved wife of Laurence for 41 years. Loving mother of Dana (Paul Grant) Herman, Lindsay (Ryan) Davis, and LT Herman. Cherished grandmother of Gunnar Grant and Vanessa and Wade Davis. Dear sister of Joyce (Dan) Oldham, John (Mary) Loney, Thomas Loney, and the late Donald Loney. Memorial Gathering at Forest Lake Country Club, 1401 Club Drive, Bloomfield Hills, Saturday November 10th, 1-3pm. Memorials appreciated to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Pontiac. Obituary and condolences at lynchfuneraldirectors.com
HUNT PROFESSOR ALAN University of Michigan. Passed away October 28, 2012 surrounded by loving family age 49, after a long brave battle against cancer. Alan had an extremely rare form of appendiceal cancer. As Alan described it, "No common cancers for me, thank you." Alan grew up in Seattle, enjoying the beautiful Washington outdoors hiking, biking and sitting around the campfire with friends. Alan received a BA at UC San Diego in Biochemistry and Cell Biology. As part of ski team there he was famous for once saying "watch this" before fearlessly charging one of the most expert narrow rock surrounded cornices at Mammoth Mountain, resulting in the most glorious wipe out on the mountain that day. Once he finally came to a stop he cheerfully said "thought I landed it well, but my ski popped off." Alan applied that fearless determination with intelligence and integrity to obtain a PhD in Bioengineering at University of Washington, did postdoctoral work at University of Colorado in Boulder and then a long successful career as Professor in Biomedical Engineering at University of Michigan. He used nanotechnology to study everything from basic understanding of the cell, to cancer medications and even developing laser treatment for presbyopia, the condition currently causing most Americans to need reading glasses beginning in their 40s. He leaves a legacy of the bright and capable students he has mentored. Alan will be remembered for his love of talk and story with friends, especially of economics, science and politics which he delivered with intelligence and humor. He had a passion for discovery and knowledge which he found in nature, science and travel. Beloved husband of Karen, wife of 23 years, and daughters Sarah and Deanna. Dear brother to Bob, Susan, and Steve. Loving son of Buz and Mary Lou Hunt. A Memorial Celebration of his life will be held at University of Michigan on December 1. Contributions in memory of Dr. Hunt can be made toward a memorial annual lecture at U of M at giving.umich.edu/AlanHunt. Share memories and offer condolonces at Schrader-Howell.com
IVAN STEVE D. Age 89, November 2, 2012. Beloved husband of the late Irene. Dear brother of Paul (Shirley) and William (the late Joyce). He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his siblings, Mary Simon, Robert Ivan, and Catherine Soullier. Visitation Wednesday 3-9 p.m. at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 1/2 Mile Road). Funeral service Thursday 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Bonaventure Soup Kitchen. Please share memories at www.Temrowski.com .
JOHNSTON WILLIAM JAMES III age 66, passed away in the care of his family October 30, 2012. In addition to Lynda his beloved wife of 36 years, Bill is survived by his sons William J. (Amanda) Johnston, IV and Christopher A. (Sarah) Johnston; and soon-to-be-born grandson William J. Johnston, V; brother Eric (Martha) Johnston; sister-in-law Karri (Mark) Looker; nephew Benjamin Looker; niece Anna Looker; also extended family and dear friends. Memorial Service to be held at Grace Lutheran Church, 25630 Grand River Ave., (east of Beech Daly) Redford, on Monday at 12 Noon with gathering beginning one hour prior. Rev. Timothy Halboth and the Dr. Rev. Victor Halboth to officiate. Friends may gather at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 404 E. Liberty St., Milford Sunday from 1-8 p.m. Memorials encouraged to: Grace Lutheran Church. For further information, call 248.684.6645 or visit www.LynchFuneralDirectors.com
JONES KATHLEEN, of Dearborn. Beloved wife of Chuck. Dearest mother of Meghan Irving (Bill) and Lindsey Jones. Loving grand-mother of Owen, Sophia and Mason. Dear sister of Andrea Ketten (Bill Moylan), Mary Blaszczyk (Dan) and Deborah Rutherford (Ron). Memorial Mass Monday 10:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 22430 Michigan Ave., Dearborn, MI 48124. Memorial Gathering Sunday 4-7 p.m. at the Dearborn Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 22546 Michigan Ave. www.howepeterson.com
JORDAN MARGARET "PEGGY" Age 66. November 2, 2012 of Southgate. Beloved wife of James. Loving mother of Michele (Rick) Evans and James Jr. Dearest Grandmother of Megan Evans, Jessie Evans, Ocean, and Zaran. Dear Niece of Thelma (Bill) Potter. Visitation Sunday 5-9 p.m., John Molnar Funeral Home, 14032 Northline Road, Southgate. In state Monday 10:30 a.m., until time of Service, 11 a.m., Gateway Church of Christ, 14950 Northline Road, Southgate. www.molnarfuneralhome.com
KAEHLER FREDRIC H. Age 82, a resident of Rochester Hills since 1979, passed away on October 31, 2012. Also resided in Port Huron and Sao Paulo , Brazil and was originally from Royal Oak. Beloved husband of Janet Spohn Kaehler. Loving father of Kathy K. (William) Koch and Fredric Earle (Laura) Kaehler. Dear grandfather of Jillian, Cooper, Payton, Walker and Sydney Dear brother of John (Rita) Kaehler. Fredric was a veteran of the U.S. Army, a dedicated Engine Test Engineer with Chrysler Corp. for 44 years and will be missed by all the lives he touched. Visitation Friday, November 9, 2012 from 2-8 pm at Price Funeral Home, 3725 Rochester Road (between Big Beaver and Wattles Roads) Troy, 248-689-0700. In state Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 10am until funeral service at 10:30 am at the Central Woodward Christian Church, 3955 West Big Beaver Road, Troy (between Coolidge and Adams Rds. on South side of Big Beaver Rd.). Interment Oakview Cemetery , Royal Oak. Memorials to the Alzheimer's Association. Share memories online at www.pricefuneralhome.net
KELL SUSAN M. Age 66, of Rochester, joyfully answered the summons of her Heavenly Father on All Saints Day, November 1st, and took her place among the Saints of Heaven and began Life Eternal. Susan was a committed Christian whose faith and the promise of the Cross sustained her throughout her life here on earth on many occasions. An accomplished "artist who taught", she played a vital role with the Paint Creek Center for the Arts and was active with her church where she taught Bible classes and had been a Stephen's Minister. She was the beloved wife of Duane G. Kell, whom she married June 28, 1968, and who preceded her in death on May 1, 1996. Loving mother of Meghan (Eric) Pott and the late Matthew (Gina) Kell. Special grandmother of Andrew, Samuel, Benjamin, Charlotte, Jack, and Daniel. Daughter of Michael and the late Jean Gammiccia. Sister of Mary Ellen (Larry) Huser, Judith (David) Luzon and Patricia (Mark) Sheldon. Funeral Services 12 noon Wednesday at St. John Lutheran Church, 1011 W. University Drive in Rochester followed by interment in VanHoosen JonesStoney Creek Cemetery. Visitation Monday and Tuesday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at PIXLEY FUNERAL HOME, 322 W. University Drive in downtown Rochester. The family would greatly appreciate that memorial contributions in Susan's name be directed to The New Day Foundation for Families, P.O. Box 81252, Rochester, MI 48308. www.pixleyfh.com.
KELLY PAULINE "POLLY" Age 82, of Northville, passed away October 1, 2012. Beloved wife of Richard A. Kelly. Dear sister of Vince (Audrey) Bailey, and sister-in-law of Betty (Don) Christiansen, Mary (Bob) Walker, Pat (Jane) Kelly, Jean (Tom) Troxell, and the late Bob Kelly. Adored aunt of many. Funeral Mass Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 10 a.m., with a time of gathering beginning at 9:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Victory Church, 133 Orchard Dr., Northville. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Northville Garden Club or charity of choice. www.casterlinefuneralhome.com
KLUCEVEK DONALD Age 73 of Livonia. Cherished husband of Kay. Loving father of Keith, Doug (Lisa), and Matt (Jodi). Proud grandpa of Cameron, Zachary, JT, Geneva, Bella, and William. Dearest brother of Leon (Linda). Also survived by many other loving family and friends. Visitation Monday 3-9 p.m. at Fred Wood Funeral Home, 36100 Five Mile Rd. (E. of Levan), Livonia. Funeral Service Tuesday 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Please visit the online guestbook at www.fredwoodfuneralhome.com.
KORB JEFFREY M. Died October 30th. Born on January 7, 1969 in Blue Island, Illinois. Dearest son of Michael J. and Ilze (Lejins) Korb. Loving father of Darian and Alexandria. Cherished brother of Steven E. Korb and Wendy B. (Lester) Brown. Uncle of Ashley and Nathan Korb and Madison, Zoey and Riley Brown. Jeff will be sadly missed for his many years as the backbone of Korb Marketing Group and other Marketing endeavors. Visitation Wednesday, November 7, 3:00 - 8:00 p.m., memorial service at 7:00 p.m. at Modetz Funeral Home, 100 E. Silverbell Rd., Orion, MI 48359. In lieu of flowers please make donations to The Darian and Alexandria Korb College Fund. Please visit www.modetzfuneralhomes.com to share memories.
KSZYCH HELEN 91, of Fort Myers, FL passed away on October 30, 2012. Born in Detroit and a longtime resident of Bloomfield Hills. Predeceased by son Kenneth Largen, sister Betty Vargom, husband Chester Largen and husband Andrew Kszych. Survivors include daughter Julie Kszych and many other relatives and friends. Memorial service in Fort Myers will be announced in the future. Friends may sign the guest book at www.horizonfunerals.com.
LAMERTON DOROTHY V. Age 88, October 27, 2012. Survived by beloved husband, Kenneth, dearest daughter Judy (Ron) Tackett, dear grandson John LaBeau Jr. (Jessie), precious great-granddaughter, Evilyn and loving daughter-in-law Karen. Preceded in death by parents, daughter, Gail and son, Paul. Commital Service Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 11:00 a.m. at Michigan Memorial Park, 32163 Huron River Drive, Flat Rock. Memorial Service to be held at a later date. Arrangements by the Taylor Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home. Share a memory at www.howepeterson.com
LANGSTON DONNA MAE If Love Could Have Saved You, You Would Have Lived Forever. Donna Mae, age 68, of Ferndale, passed away on October 26, 2012. Donna is survived by her loving husband, Guy; and four children, Steven Link, Robin (Steven) Baker, Christopher (Michelle) Link and Jeffrey (Angela) Lemier. She is also survived by her two step-children, Corey and Paige Langston; her 14 grandkids; and sisters, Sandy and Lynn. Donna is preceded in death by her parents, Donald and Mary Howe. A Memorial Mass will be held November 10th, 10 a.m., at St. James Catholic Church, 241 Pearson Street, Ferndale, MI 48220. Following mass, the family invites friends and relatives to the Berkley American Legion Post #374, 2079 W. 12 Mile Rd., Berkley, MI 48072, for a luncheon in celebration of Donna's life. Memorials to Karmanos Hospice are appreciated. Arrangements by Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, Royal Oak, 248-541-7000. www.sullivanfuneraldirectors.com
LARABELL BETTY M. Age 85. November 2, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Robert. Loving mother of Douglas (Kathleen), the late Mark, and Matthew (Shelia). Cherished grandmother of Christa, Jenna, Nicole, Susan, and Robert. Visitation Monday 3-9 p.m. with scripture service 7 p.m. at the Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 Six Mile Rd., Livonia. Funeral Mass Tuesday 10:30 a.m. with final viewing 10 a.m. at St. Colette Catholic Church, 17600 Newburgh Rd., Livonia. www.harryjwillfuneralhome.com
LARSON CARL DENNIS, age 64, a lifetime resident of Troy, passed away on November 2, 2012. Beloved husband for 26 years of Karen Trapp. Loving father of Dennis Trapp-Larson, Denise Dinser (Tim) and Dawn Larson. Dear brother of Norman Larson (the late Barbara) and Kenneth Larson (Pamela). Pre-deceased by his parents Elmo and Gladys Larson and brothers Elmo McNabb Jr,, Melrose Larson, Victor Larson, Arvil Larson, Herbert and Harry McMann. Carl owned and operated Carl's Plumbing, was an avid fan of Horse Racing, loved and played sports and coached his son's football, baseball and basketball teams, loved to travel and will be missed by all the lives he touched. Visitation Monday 3-8 p.m. at Price Funeral Home, 3725 Rochester Road (btwn. Big Beaver and Wattles Roads), Troy, (248) 689-0700. Funeral Tuesday, November 6, 2012, 12 Noon at Price Funeral Home. Memorial donations can be made to Greyhound Rescue. Interment White Chapel Memorial Cemetery, Troy. Share memories with the family with the online guestbook at www.pricefuneralhome.net
LEE NANCY F. age 78 of West Bloomfield passed away October 27, 2012. Beloved wife of 53 years of Charles. Loving mother of Charles "Chip," Jr. (Liz), Betsy, Margie (Bill) Schultz, and Carrie (Sean) McCardel. Dear grandmother ("Nama") of eight wonderful grandchildren. Sister of Tom Clarke and John Clarke. Nancy was a caring and loving mother and grandmother. She will indeed be deeply missed. Memorial service from Orchard Lake Community Church, Presbyterian, 5171 Commerce Rd, Orchard Lake, Monday, November 12, 11 a.m. Friends may visit 10 a.m. until time of service. Interment Pine Lake Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Nancy's name to Residential Hospice, 30755 Barrington, Madison Hts, MI 48071 appreciated. Condolences at www.LynchFAMILYFuneralDirectors.com.