ADAMS MORGAN MATTHEW Age 18, died suddenly, November 10, 2012. Loving son of Jim and Katie Adams. Dear brother of Javi. Cherished grandson of Patricia and the late Glen Adams and Sally Morgan Grierson and the late John P. Morgan. Also survived by several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Visitation at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Road (between 14-15 Mile Rds.) Wednesday 3-8 p.m. Funeral at St. Hugo of the Hills Stone Chapel, 2215 Opdyke Road, Bloomfield Hills, Thursday 11 a.m. Friends may visit at church beginning at 10:30 a.m. Memorials appreciated to U of D Jesuit Scholarship Fund. Obituary and condolences at lynchfuneraldirectors.com.
BELKOWSKI JOAN F. Age 70, of Troy, died November 11, 2012. Beloved wife of William. Dear mother of Richard, Susan (Dennis) Torpey, and John (Sheila). Grandmother of Jamie, Kelly, Shannon, Ryanne, Kyle, Mikayla, and Jacob. Sister of Delores Pasquantonio. Visitation 5-9 p.m. Tuesday at Dryer Funeral Home, Holly. Funeral Mass 11:00 a.m. Wednesday St. Rita Catholic Church, Holly. Interment All Saints Cemetery, Waterford. Memorial donations to charity of your choice. www.dryerfuneralhomeholly.com
BROWN STANLEY H. Dearest husband of Marilyn Finkel Brown. Dearest brother of David Brown. Dear father of Matthew (Marian) Nemerson and Hannah Brown. Loving grandfather of Elana and Joy Nemerson, Danny and Rafi Yovell. Also survived by many loving cousins, nieces, nephews, other family members, and friends. A MEMORIAL SERVICE WILL BE HELD WEDNESDAY, 11 A.M. AT TEMPLE SHIR SHALOM, 3999 WALNUT LAKE RD. IN WEST BLOOMFIELD. ARRANGEMENTS BY THE DORFMAN CHAPEL, FARMINGTON HILLS, (248) 406-6000, or visit www.thedorfmanchapel.com.
DALZELL GLADYS A. Age 97, November 11, 2012. Beloved wife of the late John. Dear mother of Myrtle (Ernest) Zack, Sandra (David) Swies-Stamm and the late Jack, Jr. Loving grandmother of Ernie William (Jackie) Zack, Alan Zack, Sheri (Tim) Swies-Coman, Suzette (Don Zane) Swies. Great-grandmother of Sydney and Spencer Zack, Dominic and Angelo Cacciola. Sister of Margaret Thompson and Doris Allen. Visitation at the O'Brien/Sullivan Funeral Home, 41555 Grand River, Novi (248-348-1800), Wednesday 10:00 a.m. until the funeral service at 11:00 a.m. Interment at White Chapel Cemetery. Online sympathy message at www.obriensullivanfuneralhome.com
FURTON THERESA November 11, 2012. Age 83. Beloved wife of Wesley F. Dear mother of the late Baby Michael, Michael (Laurie), Debbie, Lawrence, Jeffrey (Donna), Cindy (Jim) Lewis, Dennis (Gina), Tim (the late Bernadette), and Teri. Grandmother of Joseph (Stephanie), Andrew, Michael, Samantha, Hunter, Gabrielle, Tomas, and Clara, and great-grandmother of Abigail. Preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Catherine Zielinski. Sister of Carol (Larry) Natkowski and the late Richard (Helen) Zielinski and the late Janet (the late David) Vileo. Resting at the L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, 7707 Middlebelt Rd. (at Ann Arbor Trail), Wednesday and Thursday 2-9 p.m. Rosary Thursday at 7 p.m. In state Monday 9:30 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church, 11441 Hubbard Street in Livonia (S. of Plymouth Rd./W. of Merriman) until 10 a.m. Mass. Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at griffinfuneralhome.com.
GRAFF WILBERT H. Age 88, a proud WWII army veteran, of Redford, died November 10, 2012. Wilbert is by survived his loving children, Terry (Debbie), Jerry (Laurie), Cherryl (Dave) Fiero, Darleen Reese and Nelson, his 19 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. Sadly, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife Marilyn (d. September 24, 2012) and his siblings Dorothy Banas Meyers, Alfred Graff, Margaret McIntyre, Almira Campbell and Norm Graff. Wilbert's funeral service is planned for Wednesday, November 24, 12 noon at the Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, 23720 Farmington Rd. (btw 9-10 Mile Rds., just N of Grand River), downtown Farmington (248-474-5200). The Graffs will receive guests prior to the service from 10 a.m. - noon. Private interment at Parkview Memorial, Livonia, will follow the ceremony. heeney-sundquist.com
GRUNDNER CHARLOTTE (GAIL) Age 72. Loving wife of Robert for 51 years. Dear mother of Chris (Rich), Rick (Maureen), Kathy (Tim), and Sandi (Steve). Grandmother of 12. Sister of the late Frank. Visitation Wednesday 2-8 pm at Charles R. Step Funeral Home, 18425 Beech Daly (between 6 and 7 Mile). In state Thursday 9 am until 10 am Service at Mt. Hope Congregational Church, 30330 Schoolcraft Rd., Livonia (between Middlebelt and Merriman Rds.) Interment Glen Eden Cemetery. Contributions to Mt. Hope Congregational Church and Michigan Diabetes Association appreciated. Condolences to charlesstepfuneralhome.com.
HYSNI BESSIE (NEE NEGIP) November 10, 2012. Age 76 of West Bloomfield. Longtime teacher for Ferndale High School. Beloved wife of the late Aliqemal "Alan" Hysni M.D. for 48 years. Dear mother of Blair (Lisa), Edmund (Nuha), Craig (Tricia) and the late Louis (Kim) and Kevin. Grandmother of Blake, Brittany, Tiele, Dylan, Grant, Hunter, Quinn, Jacqueline, Gabrielle, Nicolette, Dean, Seth, and Ross. Funeral Thursday 11 a.m. at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward (between 13-14 Mile). Family will receive friends Tuesday 5-8 p.m. and Wednesday 2-8 p.m. Memorial tributes to National Multiple Sclerosis Society. View obituary and share memories at www.desmondfuneralhome.com.
JONES LORRAINE Age 95, died peacefully at her home on October 31, 2012. Loving mother of Jannifer Mueller (Rob) of Rochester Hills and Timothy White (Matilda) of South Lyon. Cherished grandmother to Erica, Jennette, April, and Scot White and Brynn Mueller. A service to celebrate her life will be held on Saturday, November 17, 11:00 a.m. at University Presbyterian Church, 1385 S. Adams Rd., Rochester Hills.
KALTZ BARBARA (NEE HARTLOFF) November 9, 2012, age 79. Cherished wife of Anthony. Beloved mother of five children. She is also survived by twelve grandchildren, five great grandchildren and other friends and relatives. Visitation Tuesday 2-9 p.m. and Wednesday 2-9 p.m. with a Rosary at 7 p.m. at Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home, 28499 Schoenherr, Warren. Funeral Thursday in state at 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Sylvester Catholic Church, 11200 E. 12 Mile Rd., Warren. Light a candle and share a memory at www.verheyden.org.
KOS DIANE M. November 10, 2012. Beloved wife of Dennis. Loving mother of Robyn and Debbie and spouses. Dear step mother of Kim, Scott and Lance and spouses. Grandmother of nine. Visitation Tuesday 12-9 p.m. and Wednesday 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. at Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 Six Mile Rd. in Livonia. Entombment Glen Eden Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Brain and Behavior Research Foundation -NARSAD Grants. www.harryjwillfuneralhome.com.
LOWES JOAN L. Age 88, of Rochester, died peacefully with her family by her side November 10, 2012. Born in Homestead, PA, raised in Clawson during the depression era; Joan came to Rochester in 1953 with her daughter Susan. A WWII widow, she put herself through Pharmacy school utilizing the GI Bill. She met Ken and joined the Lowes family in 1954 while working at Purdy's Drug Store on Main St. in Rochester. Joan was a very dedicated homemaker and mother who enjoyed all aspects of family life. Wife of the late Ken "Hank" Lowes and the late Herbert A. Killby; mother of Susan (the late Lee) Fifield, Sara Jo Lowes and Marne (the late Mark) Kiekbusch; grandmother of Adam (Kasey) Fifield, Daniel (Julie) Fifield and Erin (Dane) Fox; great-grandmother of Chelsea, Kendal, Shanna, Nicole, Darci, Leanne, Jesse and Devon; great-great-grandmother of Alyssa, Matthew, Dominic and Nathan; also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral service Wednesday (in state 10:00 a.m.) 11:00 a.m. at the First Congregational Church of Rochester, 1315 Pine St., Rochester; visitation Tuesday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Pixley Funeral Home, 322 W. University Drive, Rochester. In Lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Leader Dogs for the Blind or Friends of the Library of Rochester Hills. Please leave condolences at www.pixleyfh.com
LUTZ SANFORD H. Beloved husband of 48 years of his wife, Ina. Devoted son of the late Alice (Kanfer) Lutz and the late Edward Lutz. He is survived by his children, David Gerald (DeAnn) Lutz and Ellen (Justin) Lowenberger and was the loving Papa to Zachary and A.J. (Alec Joshua) Lowenberger, and Zoey Elizabeth, Sophie Rachel, and Ben (Benjamin) Edward Lutz. Also survived by brothers Joel (Judy) Lutz and Eric (Linda) Lutz. PRIVATE GRAVESIDE SERVICES WERE HELD. ARRANGEMENTS BY THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020. www.irakaufman.com
MARFUTA MICHAEL Age 88, a resident of National City since 1991 formerly of Royal Oak, passed away on November 12, 2012. Beloved husband of Jo.Ann (Watts) Marfuta for 55 years. Loving father of Michael Marfuta (Debra), Robert Marfuta, Michael Montgomery (Christine), Louis Montgomery, Jody Guy and Murphy Stone the Dog. Dear grandfather of 14 and great-grandfather of 14. Predeceased by his daughter Jaynee Braun, brother Alex Marfuta and parents Ralph and Nada Marfuta. Michael was a retired Dental Technician from Nelson Dental Ceramics in Ferndale, a U.S. WWII Army Veteran who was wounded in action at Anzio, a lifetime member of the VFW in Royal Oak and will be missed by all the lives he touched. Visitation Wednesday 3-7 p.m. at Price Funeral Home, 3725 Rochester Road (between Big Beaver and Wattles Roads), Troy, (248) 689-0700. Funeral Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 1 p.m. at Price Funeral Home. Memorial donations can be made to Disabled Veterans of America or the Parkinson's Foundation. Interment Oakview Cemetery, Royal Oak. Share memories with the family at the online guestbook at www.pricefuneralhome.net.
OFFEN SAM Beloved husband of the late Hyla Selma Offen. Cherished father of Jerry (Karen) Offen, and Gail Offen (Dr. Randy Samuels). Survived by his companion and dear friend Ellen Gitlin. Dear brother of Nathan Offen (Gloria Lack) and Bernard Offen (Krysia Lapczynska-Ryba), and the late Miriam Offen. Brother-in-law of Robert Lesser (the late Elaine and the late Lois Zamler Lesser), the late Morton (the late Elaine Lesser), and the late Helen Offen. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Dr. James and Joani Lesser, Dr. Lanny and Debby Lesser, Jeffrey and Sheryl Lesser, Ellen and Dr. Les Siegel, Carolyn Lesser, Jay and Leslie Offen, Michael Offen, Ruth Offen, Gail and Jeffrey Klepfisc, Dr. Suzanne and Russell Wolfe, and the late Nancy Lesser, his loyal customers, and loving friends. SERVICES 11 A.M. WEDNESDAY MORNING AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020. INTERMENT AT BETH ABRAHAM CEMETERY. www.irakaufman.com
POWERS WILLIAM L. "BILL" November 10, 2012. Age 94 of Birmingham, formerly of Brighton. Proud veteran US Army- WWII. Longtime welder for Republic Steel. Beloved husband of the late Lorraine for 60 years. Dear father of Shareen Stevens (Tom) and Denise Cunningham (Toby). Grandfather of Lori Murphy and Evan and Brody Cunningham. Great grandfather of Zachary, Tyler and Keaira Murphy. Step grandfather of Chad and Colin Cunningham. Step great grandfather of Cassidy. Brother of Madeline Karner and the late Jewell and Jean. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Family appreciates the loving care of Alex Lowe. Family will receive friends at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward (between 13-14 Mile) Wednesday 11a.m. until funeral service at 1p.m. Memorial tributes to Michigan Humane Society, 26711 Northwestern Hwy, Ste 175, Southfield, MI 48034. View obituary and share memories at www.desmondfuneralhome.com
REMER ARTHUR LEE "ART" Age 48. November 10, 2012. Beloved husband of Renee for 20 years. Loving father of Kailee. Cherished son of Nancy Remer. Dear brother of Denise Kubit (Dennis), Dennis Vranich (Susan), Darcy Vranich, and Kristie Jokinen (Robert). Son-in-law of George Little (the late Beverly), and brother-in-law of Rhonda Hizer. Memorial Service Friday 12 Noon at Thayer-Rock Funeral Home, 33603 Grand River Ave., Downtown Farmington (1 block W. of Farmington Rd.). Visitation Friday 10 am until time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, or American Cancer Society. www.thayer-rock.com
RIGGS LIEUTENANT COLONEL EMERSON Age 93, of Seminole, Florida, formerly of Belleville, died November 8, 2012. Served in U.S. Army and Air Force. Taught Industrial Arts in Hazel Park. Loving companion of Evi Hilliard. Cherished brother of Alice (Riggs) Herkimer. Also survived by a daughter, a grandson, great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, and friends. Visitation Tuesday, November 13, 2012 10-11 a.m. with an 11 a.m. Funeral at David C. Brown Temporary Funeral Chapel, Belleville. www.davidcbrownfh.com
WESOLOWSKI MICHAEL E. November 9, 2012, Age 68. Beloved husband of the late Marlene M. Dear father of Michael, Marc, and Alan (Linda). Loving grandfather of Devin, Bryan and Russell. Brother of Carol Parker and the late Leon. Memorial service with military honors Thursday 12:30p.m. at Great Lake National Cemetery, 4200 Belford Rd., Holly. A.J. Desmond & Sons (248) 549-0500. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
WOLF KIM MARIE (WIESKE) July 20, 1956-November 8, 2012. Kim died early morning November 8, 2012, in her sleep from Huntington's Disease. Kim was survived by daughter Jennifer Wolf; son Kevin Wolf; grandson Easton Wolf; sisters Debbie Durell, Kathy Herman, Geri Harville; brother Jeff Wieske (Kathy); and former husband Steve Wolf (Pat). Kim is previously deceased by parents Gerald and Catherine Wieske; brother Chris Wieske; and brothers-in-law Jim Herman and Bob Durell; and BFF Christine Joyce. Kim made significant contributions to Big Brothers/ Big Sisters, the Americans with Disabilities movement, the domestic violence shelter she volunteered for, and she introduced her family to the Huntington's Disease Society of America. A memorial service will be held on November 17, 2012, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. at Good Shepard Lutheran Church, 814 N. Campbell Road, Royal Oak, MI 48067. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to: Huntington's Disease Society of America Michigan Chapter, 1174 James Savage Road, Midland, MI 48640. The charity website link is: www.HDSA.org/MI.
WOODALL JOHN "JACK" 75 of Livonia, Michigan passed away on November 10, 2012 after a battle with cancer. Visitation will be held from 3:00 - 7:00 p.m. and the Rosary will be held from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Monday, November 12, 2012 at Harry J. Will Funeral Home (37000 W. 6 Mile in Livonia). The funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on November 13, 2012 at St. Priscilla Church in Livonia. Rev. Theo D'Cuna of St. Priscilla will be officiating. Jack was born in Melvindale, MI on August 20, 1937. He graduated from Dearborn High School. Jack was married to Mary Kay Zielinski on September 15, 1962. This year the family gathered to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. Jack first served in the Air Force and then worked as an Iron Worker for Local 25 and retired in 1992. For many years he enjoyed tailgating and attending Michigan Football games and following Detroit Tiger baseball. In recent years he enjoyed reading, maintaining an enviably green yard, and buying enough toys to keep the grandchildren entertained (tractor rides and the trampoline were favorites). Though he loves just working in his yard with Mary, he also enjoyed traveling which included London, Paris, Chicago, Lawrenceville, IL, Traverse City and he and Mary became regulars visitors to New York City. Jack is survived by his wife Mary; daughter, Sandy Woodall; son, Kirk Woodall and his wife Keli; daughter, Susan Manuelle and her husband, Guillaume; and grandchildren, Ashley, Kirk, Kaila, Mary, Tyler and Margaux. Jack is preceded in death by his parents Jesse Parvin Woodall and Eva Josephine Kirkwood. Condolences to the family may be left on Jack Woodall's guestbook on the Harry J. Will website.