ADAMS PHILIP JAMES age 55 of Chicago, Illinois passed away on October 11, 2012. Beloved son of the late John Peter and Dolores Sylvia (Clark) Adams. Dearest brother of John (Kris) Adams, David Adams, Sylvia Adams, Diane (John) Lesky. Dear uncle of Brian Mackey, John Adams, Nicholas Adams, Adam Lesky and Jilian Lesky. Memorial funeral service Saturday November 10, 2012, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 44633 Utica Road, Utica Michigan. In state 9:30 a.m. followed by the Service at 10 a.m. Philip worked as a Theatrical Property Master, traveling with several Stage plays throughout his more than 30 year career. Funeral Services under the auspice of the E.J. Mandziuk & Son Funeral Directors, Inc.
AKERS MARK A. 59, of Monroe, died Wednesday November 7, 2012. Visitation 5-8 p.m. Today and 1-8 p.m. Friday at Rupp Funeral Home, Monroe, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday. Mark was a Millwright with Ford Motor Co. where he also served as a Union and Bargaining Representative. He also served as President of UAW Local 182, Livonia for 10 years. Online condolences may be sent through www.ruppfuneralhomeinc.com.
BAJOS HENRY F. Age 82 of Las Vegas, NV, formerly of Detroit died October 15, 2012 in Las Vegas. Henry retired from ATL Trucking in 1990. He is survived by his wife Lillian; sons Ted (Bellen), Michael and John (Karen); daughter Susan (Jerome) Kula and brother Emil; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son Edward, and daughter-in-law Beverly. Services will be held Saturday, November 10, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Genevieve Catholic Church, 29015 Jamison in Livonia, Michigan. Family will receive friends at 9:00 a.m.
BELANGER GLORIA M. (KARDUM) of Dearborn, born November 9, 1923 passed away November 3, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Robert E. Belanger, mother of step-sons, Kevin (Nancy) and David, grandmother of Jessica and Gene Belanger, aunt of Janet Coutts, Cynthia Jenkins and Paul Perovich, many grand-nieces and grand-nephews and also many dear friends. Gloria was an active member of the Dearborn Friends of the Library, the St. Alphonsus Alumnae, Ford Motor Ladies Golf Retirees, and a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, November 9, 2012 at Sacred Heart Church, Dearborn with Memorial Service luncheon to follow.
BOYER ROBERT CAMPBELL Age 97, died November 3, 2012. Beloved husband of the late Edith. Loving father of Judy (Bruce) Campbell, Patricia (Peter) Williams, William (Deborah) Boyer, and Nancy (Douglas) Fryer. Proud grandfather of Kevin, Jessica, Hope, Henry, and Ian. Preceded in death by his brothers, Harold and Donald Boyer, and his sister, Dorothy Whitely. Visitation at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks (between 14-15 Mile Rds.), Thursday 4-8pm. Funeral at Kirk in the Hills, 1340 W. Long Lake Rd., Bloomfield Hills, Friday 11am. Friends may visit at church beginning at 10am. Memorials appreciated to Camp Westminster on Higgins Lake, or Beaumont Foundation Cardiac Rehabilitation Fund. Obituary and condolences at lynchfuneraldirectors.com
BUKOWSKI ELIZABETH "BETTY" Age 92, November 6, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Chester. Dear mother of Carol (Victor) Milewski, Ken (Andi Kinor) Bukowski, Mary Bukowski, Michael Bukowski, Margaret (David) Funkhouser and John (Susan Aiello) Bukowski. Loving grandmother of eight, great grandmother of nine. Sister of the late George Grish, the late Sophie Cragel and the late Ann Droshine. Visitation Friday 2:30 -8 p.m. at Edward Swanson & Son Funeral Home, 30351 Dequindre, Madison Heights, Michigan. In state 9 a.m., Funeral Mass 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Louise de Marillac Church, Warren, MI. Memorials to Capuchin Soup Kitchen. Share a memory at edwardswansonandsonfuneralhome.com.
BURCHETT VIRGINIA CHARLOTTE (NEE HENSIEN) 91, died Monday, November 5, 2012, in Evanston, Illinois. She is survived by her sons, Robert (Lana) and John; daughter, Mary Ellen Fausone (Bill) and Patty Patterson (Jeff); grandchildren, Kate, Charlotte, David, Mike, Molly, Sarah, Bobby and Andy. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert E. Burchett; sister, Jean and brothers, Jack and Bob. Visitation will be held Friday, November 9, 5-9 p.m. with a Rosary 6 p.m. at Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home, 16300 Mack, Grosse Pointe Park. Virginia will be in state Saturday, November 10, 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass 10 a.m. at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 467 Fairford, Grosse Pointe Woods. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 66 Lothrop Road, Detroit, MI 48202 or the Bon Secours Nursing Care Center, Beaumont Foundation, P.O. Box 5802, Troy, MI 48007-9620. Light a Candle and Share a memory at www.verheyden.org.
CATANESE DAWN M. (NEE SCHWARTZ) age 46, after a heroic battle with cancer, died November 6, 2012. Dawn is survived by her husband Tom; her children Logan Wayne and Anna Grace; her parents Robert and Barbara MacDougall, eight siblings, and many loving nieces and nephews. Visitation is Friday, November 9 from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. (Rosary at 7 p.m.) at Lee-Ellena Funeral Home, 46530 Romeo Plank, Macomb. Funeral Mass Saturday November 10, 1p.m. (In state 12:30 p.m.) at St. Kieran Catholic Church, 53600 Mound Road, Shelby. Interment at Resurrection Cemetery. Memorial contributions appreciated to the Dawn Catanese Children's Memorial Fund. Please leave a memory at www.lee-ellenafuneralhome.com.
CHLUDZINSKI VIRGINIA "GIGI" November 5, 2012, age 86. She was predeceased by her husband Ervin "Chu Chu" Chludzinski and her brother Ed Kukorowski. She is survived by her loving children Carla (Gary Pocialik), Elaine (Andy) Gadowski, Phil (Sarah VanStelle), Eric, and grandchildren Chelsea, Alyssa, Justin (Coleen), Adam (Rhonda) and five great grandchildren. Visitation Friday 2-9 p.m with a 7 p.m Rosary Service at the Sterling Heights Chapel of the E. J. Mandziuk & Son Funeral Directors, Inc., 3801 18 Mile Rd. (N.W. corner of 18 and Ryan). Mass of the Christian Burial Saturday at 10 a.m. at Transfiguration Catholic Church, Detroit, Michigan. Virginia will lie in state at 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Please share memories with the family at www.mandziukfuneralhome.com.
COFFEY THOMAS J. Age 53, November 5, 2012. Beloved husband of Elsie Kneeves. Dearest brother of Larry (Cecilia), John (Darlene) and Bill (Cindy) Coffey and the late Loretta Coffey. Also leaves a host of nieces and nephews. Memorial Mass Saturday 9:00 a.m. at St. Edith Catholic Church, 15089 Newburgh Rd, S. of Five Mile, Livonia. Arrangements by Fisher Funeral Home, Redford Twp. www.fisherfuneral.net
COHEN SELMA Beloved cherished sister of Norman Cohen, Elaine G. Bernstein and Ronald (the late Linda) Cohen. She was the devoted daughter of the late Abe and the late Esther Cohen. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. SERVICES 1:00 THURSDAY AFTERNOON AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020. INTERMENT AT HEBREW MEMORIAL PARK. www.irakaufman.com
CRESCENTINI WALTER November 4, 2012 Age 56. Beloved husband of JoAnn (Nee Baratta). Loving father of Luciano (Reva). Proud grandfather of Lucas, Dominic, and Mateo. Predeceased by his parents Maria and Luciano. Dear brother of Angie (Nino) Cecchetti and the late Enzo. Also survived by his step-mother Giuseppina Crescentini and many adoring nieces and nephews. Visitation Thursday 3-9pm with a 7pm Rosary service at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile Rd). Funeral Friday in state 9:30am at San Francesco Catholic Church, 22870 S. Nunneley (Between Gratiot and Harper) until time of Mass 10am. Share memories with the family their "On-Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com.
CRONBERGER NATALIE NICOLE Age 33 of Oxford. November 5, 2012 Loving wife of Jeremiah. Dear mother of William, Evan, and Jack. Cherished daughter of Larry and Linda Evans. Sister of Stacey (Jason) Burroughs and Tiffany (Vaidy) Subramanian. Daughter-in-law of William and Christina Cronberger. Funeral Mass Monday, November 12, 2012, 11 a.m. with an instate time of 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 715 N. Lapeer Rd., Lake Orion. The family will receive friends Saturday 5-8 p.m. and Sunday 2-8 p.m. at the Modetz Funeral Home, 100 E. Silverbell Rd., Orion. Interment North Oxford Cemetery. Suggested memorials to the family for the children's education. Online guestbook www.modetzfuneralhomes.com
DAVIS DONALD Died on November 5th, at the age of 87 surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband of Agnes. Dear father of Diana Davis Schack and Craig C. Davis. Dear step-father of Natalie Miller, Robin Stabley (David) and the late Douglas Edgell. Dear grandfather of Trevor Schack, M.D. and Eric Schack, dear brother of Kenneth C. Davis (Marian). Also survived by 10 step-grandchildren and his Danish daughter, Inge Gundtoft. Don was a graduate of Cooley High School, a veteran of the Marine Corp in WWII, 40 year member of Great Oaks Country Club, Rochester Hills, and a retiree of Ford Motor Company and PPG. Funeral, with U.S. Marine Honors, Monday 10:00 a.m. at PIXLEY FUNERAL HOME, 322 W. University Drive, Rochester. Visitation Sunday 2-8 p.m. Interment Great Lakes National Cemetery Tuesday, 2 p.m. Contributions to Disabled American Veterans, Chapter #129, P.O. Box 183581, Shelby Twp., MI 48318. www.pixleyfh.com
DONOVAN DENNIS JOHN November 2, 2012. Age 66. Dear father of Dennis (Nicole), Deedee (James) Browning and Raymond. Brother of Michael (Linda), Janice (Gary) Sweetapple, Peter Gracian and Carlos (Vicki) Gracian. Also survived by three grandchildren. Funeral Saturday 2 p.m. from the chapel of the L. J. Griffin Funeral Home, 42600 Ford Rd. (W. of Lilley). The family will receive visitors Friday 6-9 p.m. Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at griffinfuneralhome.com.
DOUT RICHARD R. Age 77 November 6, 2012. Beloved husband of Carol for 54 years. Loving father of Susan (Gary) Dyke and Anne Dout. Dear grandfather of Alexander and Andrew. Brother of Barbara (Gerald) Laho. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visitation Saturday 12 p.m. until the time of service at 6:00 p.m. at the Harry J. Will Funeral Home 37000 Six Mile Rd., in Livonia. Memorial contributions appreciated to Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 14213 Whitcomb in Detroit 48227.
ELY BETTY F. Age 92, of Kimball Twp. Michigan, died November 6, 2012. Born October 16, 1920 in Detroit and attended East Commerce High School. Former accountant at Wonder Bar and Playboy Club. Loving mother of Elizabeth J. "Liz" Turner of Kimball, dear aunt to Allen "Skip" (Connie) Haigh of Horton, MI. Preceded in death by her husband, Burton "Burt" Ely. Memorial service 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 10, 2012 in Grace Episcopal Church, Port Huron, MI. Visitation beginning at 10:15 a.m. Memorials, Blue Water Area Humane Society or Bridge Builders. Arrangements, Smith Family Funeral Home-North, 1525 Hancock Street, Port Huron. www.smithfamilyfuneralhome.com.
EMERSON SARA MAE "SALLY" (DAVIS) November 6, 2012, Age 92. Beloved wife of the late Robert. Survived by nieces and nephews: Virginia (Edward) Macha, Jim (Sheila) Davis, Bill (Lora) Davis, Barbara (Ray) Beauchamp. Also remembered by eight loving great nieces and nephews. Tributes to Michigan Humane Society or Area Agency on Aging 1B. Burial Chestnut Grove Cemetery, Olmsted Falls, OH
FULKERSON GERALD L. Age 62, Flint, formerly of Ferndale, died November 5, 2012. Funeral 1 p.m. Tuesday at Sharp Funeral Homes, Miller Road Chapel, 8138 Miller Rd., Swartz Creek. Interment Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly. Visitation 2-6 p.m. Sunday. Born May 18, 1950 in Detroit to the late Estel Bernard and Evelyn Mae (Holmes) Fulkerson. Veteran U.S. Marine Corps. Employed by City of Ferndale. Surviving are wife Sandra; two sons Glen Baker, William Fulkerson; granddaughter Megan. Preceded in death by his parents; two sons George and Gerald; and three brothers Thomas, Dennis and Edwin. www.sharpfuneralhomes.com.
GAMBRELL CHRISTOPHER LEE November 7, 2012. Age 28. Proud father of Alexander Lee Gambrell. Adored son of Cindy (Dan) Mosey and Darryl (Martha) Gambrell. Loving finace of Amanda Morency and her son Aiden. Dear brother of Nickolas Mosey. Predeceased by his beloved grandmother Patricia Molnar and survived by his grandparents Donald and Rosetta Gambrell and Gary and Janet Molnar. Visitation Friday 3-9 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile Rd). Funeral Saturday in state 10 a.m. at Shepards Gate Lutheran Church 12400 23 Mile Rd. (Btw. Schoenherr & VanDyke) until time of service 11 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" @ WujekCalcaterra.com.
GLASER EILEEN SCHILLER BERRIS Beloved wife of the late Dr. Henry Berris and the late Abe Glaser. Cherished mother of Jan Berris, Dr. Ronald (Maggie) Berris, Billy Berris, Sandy Berris, the late Jimmy Berris and the late Randy Berris. Loving grandmother of Joshua (Karen) Berris, Jackie Berris, Michael Berris, Brian (Pam) Koncius, Laura (Dave) Hake, Jeffrey Berris and Carly Wayne. Proud great-grandmother of Emily and Olivia Berris, Mia Hake and Everett Koncius. Sister of the late Donald (the late Maxine) Schiller. Also survived by Abe Glaser's children and grandchildren, Carrie (Ron) Ludwig and Tom (Connie) Glaser and their two sons Rusty and Max Glaser. SERVICES 3:00 P.M. THURSDAY AFTERNOON AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020. INTERMENT CLOVER HILL PARK CEMETERY. www.irakaufman.com
GRUCA JOSEPH M. Age 88, November 6, 2012. Beloved husband of Janet; dearest father of Sharon (Ken) Schop, Roxanne (Donald) Sharron and the late Robert Ohmer and Carole Gatewood; cherished grandfather of nine grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Visitation will be held in Faulmann & Walsh Golden Rule Funeral Home, 32814 Utica Rd., Fraser, Saturday 1pm until the time of service at 7pm. Share memories at www.faulmannwalsh.com
Age 64, November 5, 2012. Loving wife of Gerald “Toby”. Cherished mother of Amy Donagan, Jeffery Walters, Wendy (Michael) Merz and David (Jennifer) Hemry. Beloved grandmother of Amanda Walters, Brian Merz, Justin Walters, Kaitlyn Merz and Michael Samuelson and great- grandmother of Alexis Brown. Dearest daughter of Dorothy and the late Frank Bokor. Loving sister of John (Deborah) Armstrong, Suzanne (Herman) Darling and Jerry Bokor. Visitation Friday, November 9, 12-7 p.m. with funeral service 7 p.m. at the Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 Six Mile Rd. in Livonia. In lieu of flowers, donations are appreciated to LUNGevity Foundation. www.harryjwillfuneralhome.com
JACOBI ROGER E. April 7, 1924, Saginaw, Michigan, November 4, 2012 Farmington Hills, Michigan. Roger E. Jacobi studied at The University of Michigan, receiving his bachelor of music degree in 1948 and master of music degree in 1951. His entire professional life was dedicated to music and arts education. Roger was associated with the Ann Arbor Public Schools as a teacher of music from 1948-1956, and as music coordinator from 1959-1968. In rapid succession he added summers on the Interlochen staff, teaching at the University of Michigan, directing its popular annual Midwestern Conference and planning the new School of Music building on North Campus, and active participation in state and national arts education associations. Roger rose in rank at the University from lecturer in 1957, to assistant professor in 1959, associate professor in 1963, and professor in 1966. He was also a lecturer in the School of Education from 1959-1971. Roger became associate dean of the School of Music in 1971, a position he held briefly prior to his appointment to the presidency at Interlochen. Roger served Interlochen beginning in 1953 as head of the program office for the National Music Camp, which eventually became Interlochen Center for the Arts. From 1956 through 1959 he was personnel director for the Camp and secretary to the board of trustees. He led the Intermediate Training (Cadet) Orchestra 1957-1965, directed the University Division at Camp 1969-1971, and served as Interlochen's third President for 18 years, 1971-1989. In accepting the presidency five years after the death of Interlochen's founder, Roger gave stability and direction to an institution struggling to balance the traditions of the 45-year-old Camp with the adventurous 10-year-old Arts Academy. At the same time he developed a balanced budget that provided a period of reassurance for anxious trustees. He took on the challenges of constructing Corson Auditorium (1975) and Dendrinos Chapel / Recital Hall (1981) and the introduction of jazz to the Camp curriculum in 1972. The Creative Writing program was added as a discipline in 1975. One of Roger's greatest memories was hosting President Gerald Ford at a High School Symphonic Band concert in his honor in July 1975. Roger's wife, Mary Jane Jacobi passed on June 23, 2011. Roger is survived by his children, Rev. Martha S. Jacobi (James Carter Cathcart) of New York, New York and Richard "Rick" Jacobi (Kathlynn Jacobi) of Ferndale, Michigan; by his grandchildren Jonathan Jacobi (Amanda) of Portland, Michigan, Stephanie Roche (Scot) of Silver Spring, Maryland, and Jesse Jacobi, of Ferndale, Michigan; and by his great-grandson, Liam Jacobi. Roger and Mary Jane's legacy will live on with the Roger E. and Mary Jane Jacobi Camp and Academy scholarships, and the Roger E. and Mary Jane Jacobi Citizenship Award given at each Academy graduation to an outstanding senior citizen leader. Services will be held Saturday, November 10, at 12:00 noon at Zion Lutheran Church, 143 Albany Street, Ferndale, Michigan. A Dixieland musical prelude precedes the service, beginning at 11:45 a.m. Memorial gifts may be directed to the Roger E. and Mary Jane Jacobi Citizenship Award Scholarship Fund, in care of Interlochen Center for the Arts. A memorial service will take place on the campus of Interlochen Center for the Arts in the summer of 2013.
JONES ALTAINA "CANDY" Age 78. November 5, 2012 of Flat Rock. Loving mother of Brenda (Jim) Brucker, Patricia (Kenneth) McKelvey, Sharon (Dan) Smith, Denise (Wally) Wilds, and Carolyn (David) Kimball. Dearest grandmother of Danielle, Jimmy, Jennifer, Kenny, Andrew, Maggie, Danny, Timmy, Jessica, Glenn, Mandy, Nicole, Ryan, and Katelynn. Dear sister of Faye Jones. Also Survived by 18 great-grandchildren. Visitation Friday 1-9 p.m. Service Saturday 11 a.m., John Molnar Funeral Home, 23700 West Rd., Brownstown. www.molnarfuneralhome.com
KNUTH SHIRLEY M. Age 84 November 6, 2012 Beloved wife of the late Harley. Loving mother of William and Sandra (Don) Linde. Devoted grandmother of Stephen and Michael. Visitation Friday 5-9pm at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 ½ Mile Road). In state Saturday 10 a.m. until the time of the Funeral Service at 11 a.m. at Peace Lutheran Church in Warren. Memorial donations appreciated to Alzheimer's Association, or Peace Lutheran Church. Please share memories at www.Temrowski.com.
LERCH ROBERT F. Age 52 November 4, 2012. Beloved son of the late Josef and Nada Lerch. Dear brother of Richard Lerch and the late Arthur Lerch. Grandson of Hilda Milicevic, age 104 of Mississauga, Canada. Also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends in North America and Germany. Memorial Gathering at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Road (between 14-15 Mile Rds.) Saturday 2 p.m. until time of service at 5 p.m. Memorials appreciated to the American Cancer Society or Covenant House. Obituary and condolences at lynchfuneraldirectors.com
LUTFY ANTHONY A., Age 87, November 5, 2012. Beloved husband of the late Catherine for 57 years. Dearest father of Nancy, Karen (Howard) Klaassen, James (Olivene Louisell), Paul (Michelle Najor) and Lisa (Dan) Cohen. Adoring grandfather of Jennifer and Jaclyn Klaassen, Remy, Margaux, Katrina, and Grace Lutfy. Dear brother of Jeanette Najar, the late Loreice Mitchell, the late John Lutfy, Dolores (Perry) Perez, Elaine Lieblang, Joseph Lutfy and Diane Friedrich. Loved and missed by many nieces and nephews. Owner of Cloverleaf Market since 1961. He lived for others and the many charities he supported throughout his life. Visitation Wednesday 5-9 p.m. and Thursday 3-9 p.m. at McCabe Funeral Home, 31950 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. Scripture Service Thursday 7:30 p.m. In State Friday 10a.m. until time of Mass 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Redemption Melkite Catholic Church, 29293 Lorraine, Warren. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Father Solanus Casey Center or Our Lady of Redemption. www.mccabefuneralhome.com
MANHEIM THEODORE Beloved husband of the late Rose Manheim. Dear father of Bruce (Susan) Manheim, Rhonda (Dan) Schaffer and Sandra Abramson. Loving grandfather of Greg Schaffer, Matt Schaffer, Elizabeth (Sean) Snell, Joseph Manheim, Chaim Abramson and Tovale Abramson. Dearest brother of the late Shirley Soffern. Also remembered by many loving nieces, nephews, family members and friends. Theodore Manheim served as head of the Education Library at Wayne State University for many years. SERVICES FRIDAY 12:00 NOON AT THE DORFMAN CHAPEL, FARMINGTON HILLS. 248-406-6000. INTERMENT TO FOLLOW AT MACHPELAH CEMETERY, FERNDALE or visit www.thedorfmmanchapel.com
MASLYK WANDA L. DOWNAROWICZ Age 95, November 6, 2012, formerly of Livonia. Beloved wife of the late Stanley Downarowicz and Joseph Maslyk. Dear mother of Ronald (Rosemary) Maslyk, Donna (William) Kevra, Richard (Patricia) Downarowicz, Kenneth Downarowicz, Denise (Patrick) Browne and Thomas (Robin) Maslyk. Sister of Zigmund Drapalski. Dear grandmother of Dennis, Kristen, Patrick, Nicholas, Katie, Julie, Lauren and Todd and nine great-grandchildren. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visitation Thursday 2-9 p.m. with a rosary at 7:00 p.m. at the R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Home, 15451 Farmington Rd., Livonia and 9:00 a.m. Friday until time of Funeral Mass at 9:30 at St. Aidan Catholic Church, 17500 Farmington Rd., Livonia. Memorials requested to Angela Hospice, 14100 Newburgh Rd., Livonia, MI 48154. Please share a memory at www.rggrharris.com.
MATKIN RUTH Age 86, November 7, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Robert. Loving mother of Lynda (Jack) Giraud, Pamela (the late George) Frantum, Robert (Sharon), Sheryl (Daniel) Cash, Ronald (Cheryl) and Jeffery. Dear grandmother of 16 and dearest great-grandmother of 24. Sister of Vera Reed. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. In state Saturday, 9:30am with Funeral Mass at 10:00am at St. Alfred Catholic Church, 9500 Banner, Taylor. Visitation Friday, 1:00pm-9:00pm with Rosary at 7:00pm at the Taylor Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 9800 S. Telegraph Road. Interment at Michigan Memorial Park, Flat Rock. Memorials suggested to Affinity Hospice. Share a memory at www.howepeterson.com
MICALLEF MARION ROSE (NEE LaPOSTA) Age 62, November 5, 2012 Beloved wife of Ronald for 42 years. Dearest mother of Michelle (Christopher) Soltman and Melisa (Andrew) Marra. Proud grandmother of Christopher "CJ", Isabella, Marisa and Melana. Dear sister of Gloria Gartner and Joan (Donald) Brosky. Visitation Friday 3-9 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., (Shelby Township) 54880 Van Dyke at 25 Mile Rd. Rosary 7:00 p.m. In state Saturday 10:30 a.m. at St. Kieran Church, 53600 Mound (S. of 25 Mile Rd.) until Mass, 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Hermelin Brain Tumor Center Research or the Solanus Casey Center are greatly appreciated. Share memories with the family at their "Online Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com.
MICELI CHRISPINO LUCA November 5, 2012. Age 75. Beloved husband of Anna (nee Donato) for 52 years. Loving father of Luca, Vito and Paul (Rose). Proud and loving Nanu of Shelby, Jenna, Gabriella, Zachary, Vince and Renee. Dear brother of Joseph (Mary). Also survived by several loving nieces and nephews. Mr. Miceli was proud to work at the Ford Sterling plant for 34 years; he retired in 1995. He also enjoyed golfing but found his life's greatest joy in loving his family unconditionally. Visitation Wednesday 4-9 p.m. and Thursday 1-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Scripture service at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 54880 Van Dyke at 25 Mile Rd., Shelby Twp. In state Friday 9:30 a.m. until time of 10 a.m. Mass at St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church, 48115 Schoenherr (N. of 21 Mile Rd.). Entombment, Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton Twp. Please share memories with the family at their "Online Guestbook" at WujekCalcaterra.com
MINTZ DR. MORRIS Beloved husband of the late Ginger Mintz. Cherished father of Marjorie (Arthur) Levine and June (Steve) Kruger. Loving grandfather of Mark (Lonna) Levine, Mike (Erica Kempter) Levine, Allison Kruger and Jenna Kruger. Devoted great grandfather of Simone and Cara Levine. Brother-in-law of Gertrude Siracuse, Harry Evans and Florence (Kenneth) Lichtman. Also survived by loving friends and family. Dear brother of the late Jack Mintz, the late Samuel Mintz and the late Frieda Handelman. SERVICES 11:00 A.M. THURSDAY MORNING AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL. 248-569-0020. INTERMENT AT BETH EL MEMORIAL PARK. www.irakaufman.com.k
NIKKILA DORIS (DOLLY) Age 82, died November 7, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Jack. Dear mother of Steven (Janet), Jeffrey (Cathy), Laurel (Jan) Sands, Eric and Kurt. Loving grandmother of nine, great-grand-mother of two. Dear sister of George Sinko. Funeral services 11 a.m. Monday, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 35300 W. Eight Mile Rd. Farmington Hills Visitation 1-8 p.m. Sunday at THAYER-ROCK FUNERAL HOME 33603 Grand River Ave. (1 blk w. of Farmington Rd). Memorial tributes may be made to Bethlehem Lutheran Church, American Diabetes Association or Angela Hospice. www.thayer-rock.com
O'HAIR VIRGIL E., "GENE" Age 84, of Oakland, died November 2, 2012. Gene was the retired District Manager for Ethan Allen Furniture. Beloved husband of Geraldine. Dear father of Judith (Glen) Nichols, Kathleen (Doug Bleier) O'Hair and Guy (Donna) O'Hair. Grandfather of Alexander, Daniel, Madeline, Jackson, Douglas and Mitchell. Brother of Michael (Sue) O'Hair and Patricia Sass. Private Funeral Services were held on Tuesday, November 6, 2012, followed by burial in VanHoosen Jones-Stoney Creek Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Guardian Angels Hospice or the American Heart Association. www.pixleyfh.com
OBRECHT DANIEL "DAN" Age 90, passed away on Wednesday, November 7, 2012 in Clare, Michigan. Daniel was born in Tallman on July 4, 1922. He was married to Wanda on June 5, 1946 and was extremely proud of his 66-year marriage, family, career with Portec Rail and serving his country during WWII as a Seabee in the U.S. Navy. Daniel is survived by his wife, daughter, son, two grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, brother's and daughter. Services will be held on Saturday, November 10, at Wyman-Stephens Funeral Home in Scottville, Michigan. Visitation and Service will be from 12:00 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. Burial will follow at the Tallman Cemetery in Fountain, Michigan. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Paralyzed Veterans of America PO BOX 758532, Topeka, KS 66675-8532.
OLDFIELD DONALD age 98, of Holland, MI and past partner of Miceli and Oldfield, Inc. died on Wednesday, November 07, 2012. Please visit www.lakeshorememorial.com to leave a message for the Oldfield family.
PARKER MARGARET M. "PEGGY" Age 88. November 5, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Chester. Loving mother of Michael (Barbara), Mary (late John Stickle), Eileen (Paul) Konanos, Paul (Susan), Daniel and Monica (Michael) Pipp. Also predeceased by her baby, William. Dear sister of the late Cecilia Litzinger. Proud grandmother of nine grandchildren and one great grandchild. Visitation Thursday 3-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary at the Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 705 W 11 Mile Rd. (4 blks. E of Woodward), Royal Oak. In state Friday 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass 10 a.m. at St. Alan Catholic Church, Troy. Memorials to the donor's choice of charity appreciated. Share your memories at www.sullivanfuneraldirectors.com.
RINGE MYRTLE E. Age 102, Farwell and Redford Twp., passed away on November 4, 2012. Loving mother of Peggy (Stanley) Hyman of Traverse City, and Nancy (Matt) Lucas of Farwell. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey A. Ringe and her daughter, Barbara Ringe. Cremation was handled by Stephenson-Wyman Funeral Home, Clare, Michigan.
RINI LOIS IRENE (HAAS) Age 90 of Warren, formerly of Harrison Twp and Detroit, passed on November 6, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Anthony. Survived by her niece, Cheryl (Haas) Derr; step-son John Rini; the Rini nieces and nephews of the Oxford area, plus many cherished great-nieces and nephews. Visitation at the Arthur J. VanLerberghe Funeral Home, 30600 Harper Ave., St. Clair Shores, Friday 2-9 p.m. Funeral services on Saturday 10:30 a.m.; in state 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Share memories at vanfuneral.com
SABAN ELEANORE P. Age 85, November 7, 2012. Beloved wife of Mike. Loving mother of Michele (Lenny) Hintz, Kathy Saban, and Linda (Dariouche) Mohammadi. Devoted grandmother of Jeffrey, Tara, and Michael. Visitation Friday 4-8pm with a 7pm Scripture Service at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 ½ Mile Road). In state Saturday 9:30 a.m. until the time of the Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Church. Please share memories at www.Temrowski.com.
SANDS BERNICE M. Age 88, of Farmington Hills, November 5, 2012. Bernice is the beloved wife of the late Gerald (nee Zebrowski, d. 1978); devoted mother of Cathy (Raoul) Montgomery, Michael J. Sands and Lawrence (Sally) Sands; dear sister of Theresa (Norbert) Suchowski, Carl (Anne) Cyrowski , Patricia Byrnes, and Judith (Charles) Cayley; and cherished grandmother of Ian and Cody Montgomery, and Jeffrey and Hannah Sands. In addition to her husband, Bernice was preceded in death by siblings, Raymond (the late Betty), Virginia (John) Dillon, Gerald (Margaret) Cyrowski and Mary Ann Cyrowski (in infancy). Funeral Mass Saturday, November 10, 10:00 (in state 9:30 a.m.) at St. Gerald Catholic Church, 21300 Farmington Rd. (btw 8-9 Mile Rds), Farmington. Visitation Friday 2-5 and 6-9 p.m., with 7 p.m. prayers and remembrances, at the Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, 23720 Farmington Rd., (btw. 9-10 Mile Rds., just N of Grand River), downtown Farmington (248-474-5200). Interment St. Hedwig Cemetery, Dearborn Hts. Memorial tributes suggested to Providence Hospital Nurses Alumnae Scholarship Fund or Capuchin Soup Kitchen. heeney-sundquist.com
SCOTT GERALD W. Age 83. November 6, 2012 of Trenton. Beloved husband of 60 years to Marion (nee Lilienthal). Loving father of Laurie (Joseph) Dixon, Dianne (Thomas) Budzyn, Joanne Levy, Martin (Teri DeRose) Scott, Jacquelyn (John) Lynch, Patricia (Lawrence) Bohl and Kathryn (Marvin) Wougamon. Dearest grandfather of 22 and great-grandfather of six. For Celebration of Life information, please call The Trenton Chapel-Martenson Family of Funeral Homes, 734-671-5400 or visit Gerald's Eternal Tribute at www.martenson.com .
SCULLY CARL L. 85, November 2, 2012. Carl served in the U.S. Navy, loved his family, but he really loved his golf. Survived by his wife, Betty Joe; children, Timothy, Lynn (Phil Phisette) Scully, Merry (Ron) McQueen and Sean (Terry), five grandchildren and three sisters. Memorial gathering Sunday, November 11, 4-8 p.m. at Lighthouse Tavern, 8851 Dixie Highway, Fair Haven. Arrangements by Gendernalik Funeral Home, New Baltimore.
SHEA FRANCIS P. "FRANK", M.D. Age 84, November 5, 2012. Beloved husband of 55 years to Patricia. Loving father of Kevin (Suzanne), Thomas (Carol), Michael (Deborah), Daniel, and Amy Schomp (Drew). Dearest grand-father of Molly, Libby, Jacqueline, Peter, Stephanie, Christina, Lauren, Erin, Henry, and Caroline Shea; and Quinn, Graham, and Chase Schomp. A memorial gathering will be held Saturday, November 10th from 11:30 a.m. until the time of the Funeral Mass 12 Noon at St. Paul on the Lake Catholic Church, 157 Lake Shore Rd., Grosse Pointe Farms. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Beaumont Grosse Pointe Hospital Hospice, 468 Cadieux Rd., Grosse Pointe, MI 48230. Light a candle & share a memory at www.verheyden.org .
SICKLESTEEL SYLVIA G. Died November 6, 2012, aged 88 years. Beloved wife of Elwood Thomas. Dear mother of Kathleen (Kevin) Campbell, Linda, Marilyn (David Szymborski), Laurel (Bruce) Paterson, Jeanne (Glenn Stadts), and Steven. Cherished grandmother of Matthew and Brian McTaggart. Step-grandmother of Mark (Allison) Campbell, Nicholas Stadts, Carolyn Stadts. Step great-grandmother of Allen Campbell and Cameron Stadts. Sister of Dolores (the late Leon) Kozemchak, Loraine (the late Ronald) Dombecki, Geraldine (Thomas) Boik, and the late Donald (Rosemary) Owen, sister-in-law of Donald (the late Marion) Sicklesteel. Visitation Friday, 1-9 p.m. at Verheyden Funeral Home, 16300 Mack Avenue, Grosse Pointe Park. Funeral Saturday in state at 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass at 10:00 a.m. at St. Clare of Montefalco Church, 1401 Whittier Road, Grosse Pointe Park. Memorial contributions to St. Bonaventure Monastery, St. Clare of Montefalco Church, or charity of your choice. Light a candle and share a memory at www.verheyden.org.
SIMPSON BERNADETTE M. Age 88. November 6, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Charles. Loving mother of Christine Apel and Gayle (Eddie) Dolgan. Dear sister of the late Edward Shaw. Sister-in-law of Vesta Shaw. Also survived by one niece, three nephews and several special friends. Visitation Friday 2-8 p.m. and service Saturday 11 a.m. at the Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 705 W 11 Mile Rd. (4 blks. E of Woodward), Royal Oak. Share your memories at www.sullivanfuneraldirectors.com
SKELLY EDWARD J. November 6, 2012. Age 88. Loving husband of Marie Therese. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Resting at L. J. Griffin Funeral Home, 8809 Wayne Rd., (at Joy Rd.) Wednesday 6-9 p.m. and Thursday 12-9 p.m. Rosary Thursday 7 p.m. In state Friday 9:30 a.m. at St. Theodore Catholic Church, 8200 N. Wayne Rd. (N. of Warren), until time of Mass at 10 a.m. Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at griffinfuneralhome.com
SMITH CARMELLA M. Age 91, November 6, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Dannelly. Dearest mother of Robert (Cindy), Dannelly Jr. (Donna), Thomas (Eleanor), James (Tina), the late Joseph Smith and the late Judith Dickerson. Dear grandmother of 15 and great-grandmother of five. Loving sister of Albert (Dolores) Bifano. Prayers Saturday, 9:15am at the Taylor Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 9800 S. Telegraph Road with Funeral Mass at 10:00am at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church, 6442 Pelham Road, Taylor. Visitation Thursday, 4:00pm-9:00pm and Friday, 12:00pm-9:00pm with Rosary Friday, 7:00pm at funeral home. Interment at St. Hedwig Cemetery, Dearborn Heights. Memorials suggested to Alzheimer's Association. Share a memory at www.howepeterson.com