ADAMS DESMOND COREY November 14, 2012, Age 24. Beloved son of John Adams and Lisa (Dave) Lee. Loving brother of Jessica, Devin and Tyler. Dear grandson of Joan (the late Thomas) Buchanan, Tom and Nancy Bennett and Don and Patricia Lee. Desmond will also be missed by his many aunts, uncles and cousins. Visitation: Friday, November 16, 5-9pm with a 7pm Vigil and again on Saturday November 17, 9-11:30am at Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 Six Mile, Livonia, MI 48152. Funeral Mass will be at Noon on Saturday, November 17 at St. Michael the Archangel Church, 11441 Hubbard, Livonia, MI 48150. For more information please visit www.harryjwillfuneralhome.com
ATKINSON ELIZABETH A., Age 84, of Livonia. Beloved wife of the late Don. Loving mother of Gary and David (Laura). Dear grandmother of Shane, Jake, and the late Nora and Kathryn. Cherished sister of Garnetta Munshour and Gloria Huber. Memorial donations may be made to Mt. Hope Congregational Church, 30330 Schoolcraft Rd., Livonia, MI 48150. Please share memories at Fredwoodfuneralhome.com
BOICE THOMAS J. Age 91, passed away November 12, 2012. Beloved husband of Eva Ruth for 51 years. Devoted father of David (Cynthia), Richard (Melinda) and Glenn (Janet). Cherished grandfather of Scott, Thomas, Kevin (Laura), Michael, Stephen, Richard, Karen and Laura. Dear friend of Rose Brill. Thomas was a veteran of WWII serving in the U.S. Navy. He was also a lifelong Elks member and had a love for antique cars. Visitation will be Friday 2 p.m. until 9 p.m., at the Sterling Heights Chapel of the E.J. Mandziuk & Son Funeral Directors, Inc. 3801 18 Mile Rd. (NW corner of 18 and Ryan). Funeral Service Saturday 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment at Perry Mount Park Cemetery, Pontiac, MI.
BROWN WILLIAM W. "BILL" Servant Leader, Retired UAW Labor Relations; Ford Motor Company, passed away Saturday, November 10, 2012 at the age of 82. Beloved husband for 58 years of Ora H. Brown, supportive father of three, and adored grandfather of five. Loving brother, uncle and friend. An avid community and political activist. William spent his life fulfilling his unspoken mission of helping others. He loved and enjoyed spending time with friends and family, traveling and fishing.
DRANE BERNARD K. "SKIP" November 15, 2012. Age 83. Retired architect and former principal of T. Rogvoy Associates. Beloved husband of Kathryn Moreau-Drane and the late Elaine Drane. Dear father of Mark (Diane) and Janice Jorgensen (Christopher). Grandfather of Alexa, Owen, Stefan, Luke and step-grandson Michael. Step-father of Carl E. Moreau (Sharri) and Mary Torrey (Robbin). Funeral Monday 11:00 a.m. at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward (btwn 13-14 Mile). Family will receive friends Sunday 2-6 p.m. Memorial tributes to Alzheimer's Association or the American Lung Association. View obituary and share memories at www.desmondfuneralhome.com
DUBIN MARVIN B. Beloved husband of Judie Dubin. Dear father of Bruce (Suzanne) Dubin, Eric (Dalia) Dubin and Shelby Dubin. Dearest brother of Seymour Dubin and Helene (Bill) Reifler. Loving grandfather of Julianna, Jordan, Alexa and Jakob Dubin. Also remembered by many loving family members and friends. SERVICES SUNDAY 10:00 AM AT THE DORFMAN CHAPEL FARMINGTON HILLS. 248-406-6000. INTERMENT TO FOLLOW AT ADAT SHALOM MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY, LIVONIA or visit www.thedorfmanchapel.com
DWYER LEONA G. (NEE CETLINSKI) Age 90, November 14, 2012. Beloved wife of the late William C. Loving mother of Mike (Valerie), Tom (Rita), Gary and Kevin. Dear grandmother of Eric (Tina), Brian (Leslie), Dave (Nicole), Chris and Michelle. Dearest great grandmother of Julian, Colin, Chloe, McKenna and sister of Lorraine (the late Charles) Fithian. Visitation Friday 3-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary, Funeral Saturday 11 a.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., (Shelby), 54880 Van Dyke Ave., at 25 Mile Rd. Interment Crestview Cemetery, Markey Twp./Houghton Lake, MI. Share memories with the family at their "On Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com.
FRITSCH JOHN W. November 12, 2012 age 84. Beloved father of Phyllis (Keith) Statham and the late Scott Fritsch and Julie Samples (Steve). Loving grandfather of Amanda and Susannah Statham. Dear brother of the late Hank, Howard, Gladys, Dorothy, Ida, Pauline and Lois. Special friend of Beverly Frayne. A memorial gathering will be held Monday November 19, 10:30 a.m. until time of memorial service at 12 noon, at O'Brien/Sullivan Funeral Home, 41555 Grand River, Novi (248) 348-1800. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) or National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Online condolences: www.obriensullivanfuneralhome.com
GRISDALE-KWIERANT ELEANOR age 96, of Oxford, formerly of Royal Oak, died November 14, 2012. She was born October 16, 1916 in Detroit to Floyd and Louise Laurie. Eleanor graduated from Royal Oak High and was co-owner of the ACE Hardware store in Clawson. Surviving are her children, Robert (Ada) Grisdale of Dexter, Larry (Renae) Grisdale of Farmington Hills, Louise (David) Luke of Ortonville and Raymond Grisdale of Ocoee, FL; brother, Arthur (Jean) Laurie of Utica; 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Earle Grisdale, second husband, Ernest Kwierant and by her brother, Allan (Elaine) Laurie. Visitation Today 4-8 p.m. Service Saturday 12 p.m. at the Kinsey-Garrett Funeral Home, 420 S. Lafayette, Royal Oak. Burial, White Chapel Cemetery, Troy. Memorials suggested to the Salvation Army. www.kinsey-garrett.com
HILLER DENNIS ALAN age 68, died peacefully November 14, 2012, surrounded by his family. Beloved husband of Marcia for 37 years. Loving father of Jennifer and Traci Hiller. Dear brother of Cheri (Jon) Armbrust and Jeffrey (Linda) Hiller. Also many nieces and nephews. Funeral at Kirk in the Hills, 1340 W. Long Lake Road, Bloomfield Hills, Saturday 4 p.m. Friends may visit at church beginning at 2 p.m. Memorials appreciated to Kirk in the Hills or American Lung Association. Obituary and condolences at lynchfuneraldirectors.com
HOFFMAN PATRICIA Age 60 November 13, 2012. Beloved daughter of Betty Allen and the late Cass Hoffman. Loving step-daughter of the late Mike Allen. Patty loved her special dog and companion, Marco. Visitation Saturday 9 to 10:45 a.m. at the Northrop-Sassaman Funeral Home, 19091 Northville Rd., Northville. Funeral Service Saturday 11 a.m. First Presbyterian Church, 200 East Main Street, Northville. Contributions may be made to Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Western Regional Medical Center, 14200 W. Fillmore Street, Goodyear, Arizona 85338.
HOUSLANDER LEROY A. Age 86. Beloved husband of Arlene. Loving father of Gail (the late Stan) Levine, Jeffrey (Patti) Houslander and Scott (Margaret) Houslander and the late Kurt (Justine) Houslander. Dear grandfather of Joseph Levine, Josh (Heather) Houslander, Nicholas Houslander, Julie (Chris) Artrip, Shannon (Jerod) Pilkinton, Kyle Houslander and Zachary Houslander. Great-grandfather of Laya, Alex, Ella, Lucas, Anna Catherine, Jack and Scarlet. Visitation Friday 2-9 p.m. with a Scripture Service at 7 p.m. at Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 Six Mile Rd in Livonia. Funeral Saturday, in state 9:00 a.m. until the time of Mass at 9:30 a.m. at St. Aidan Catholic Church, 17500 Farmington Rd. in Livonia. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Botsford Foundation, 28050 Grand River Ave., Farmington Hills, MI 48335. www.botsfordfoundation.org
HAXTON CURTIS WILLIAM "BILL" Age 95, died peacefully on November 7, 2012. Beloved husband of Marian for 66 years. Cherished father of Alan and Pamela (Werner Croonen). Loving grandfather of Lauren Rose and Abby Richardson. Proud great-grandfather of Blake Richardson. Attended Detroit Public Schools and Wayne State University. Served in the U.S. Army for 3½ years during World War II. Was for many years Financial Secretary of Plumbers Union Local 98. Served on the Detroit Board of Water Commissioners under mayors Cavanaugh and Gribbs. Private interment at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Donations to American Cancer Society.
KOVACH MARILYN A. November 14, 2012, age 83. Beloved wife of Robert for 57 years. Loving mother of Paul (Susan), Karl (Patricia) and Ann Marie. Dear grandmother of Alex, Nick, Chris and Jack. She will be greatly missed by family, friends, and her grand-dogs. A memorial visitation will take place at Fred Wood Funeral Home 36100 Five Mile Road (e. of Levan) Livonia, Sunday 1-3 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to Angela Hospice Development Office, 14100 Newburgh Rd. Livonia, MI 48154 or The Michigan Humane Society, 30300 Telegraph Road Suite 220 Bingham Farms, MI 48025. Please share memories at fredwoodfuneralhome.com
KUBERACKI CHARLOTTE Age 92, November 14, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Stanley. Loving mother of Kathy LaButte and the late Kenneth Kuberacki. Also survived by five grandsons, nine great grandchildren and one great great grandson. Visitation Friday 4 - 8 pm at Weise Funeral Home, 7210 Park Ave., Allen Park (313 382-1150). Rosary Service Friday 7 pm. In State Saturday 11 am until time of Mass 11:30 am at Our Lady of the Angels Church 6442 Pelham, Taylor, MI. Memorial contributions can be made to Affinity Hospice. Please see our online obituary/guestbook at www.weisefuneralhome.biz
LaBARA IGNAZIO "ERNIE" age 82, November 14, 2012. Beloved husband of the late Marilyn for 34 years. Loving father of Paul (Michelle) LaBara, Ernie Jr. (Ann) LaBara, Josephine (Patrick) Mcree and Mark (Billie-Jo) LaBara. Proud grandfather of 13 and great-grandfather of two. Dear brother of Humphrey LaBara. Visitation Friday 3-9pm at A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Ave. at Vernier Rd., Grosse Pointe Woods. Rosary 7pm. In state Saturday 9am until time of Mass at 10am at Holy Family Church, 641 Chrysler Service Dr., Detroit. ahpeters.com
LEPPER SHELLY ANN age 48 of Novi, November 14, 2012. Loving daughter of Cassandra Thomasson and Shelby (Fran) Bowles. Step-daughter of John Austin. Granddaughter of Andrew and the late Elizabeth Duke. Fiancé of Mark Benart. Also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins. Memorial Service Saturday, November 17, 2012, 1:30 p.m. at the Potere-Modetz Funeral Home, 339 Walnut Blvd, Rochester. Family will receive friends Saturday 12:30 p.m. until time of service. In lieu of flowers memorials to American Cancer Society. Online guestbook www.modetzfuneralhomes.com
LIVERMORE A. RAYMOND Age 85, November 10, 2012. Beloved husband of Dorothy for 63 years. Dearest father of James (Christine), Lee (Peggy) and Jeffrey (Eveleen). Loving grandfather of eight and great-grandfather of 13. Worked for many years as a Mechanical Engineer. Memorial visitation Saturday 11 a.m. until time of service, 12 p.m. at McCabe Funeral Home, 31950 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice. www.mccabefuneralhome.com
MASCAR GERALDINE L. "GERRY" of Waterford, formerly of Grosse Pointe Woods, November 14, 2012, age 79. Devoted wife of the late Pat Mascar; dearest mother of Kim (Dave) Huttenlocher and Kari Mascar; adoring grandma of Kate and Sarah Huttenlocher; loving daughter of the late John and Ann Switkiewicz. Gerry was a gentle and kind soul to everyone she met, and leaves behind family and friends whom she loved very much. She will be greatly missed. Friends may visit at the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston, Friday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. with a Rosary Service at 4:30 p.m. Funeral Mass Saturday, 11 a.m., at St. Daniel Catholic Church, Clarkston (in state at 10:30 a.m.). Private Entombment at Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Lourdes Nursing Home or Catholic Social Services of Oakland County. Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com
MATHEW RICHARD age 88, passed away November 14, 2012. Visitation will be 1:00pm 2:00pm on Friday, November 16, at the Sterling Heights Chapel of the E.J. Mandziuk and Son Funeral Directors, Inc., 3801 18 Mile Road (NW Corner of 18 mile and Ryan). Funeral Service Friday 2:00pm at the Funeral Home.
MOORE MARIE J. "MARY JO" Age 83, November 9, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Charles M. "Mac". Loving mother of Mary Beth (Raymond) Semczak, Joellyn (Robert) Valgoi, and Judy (Mark) Allam. Dear Grams of Maria, Salvatore, Gina, Krysten, and Katherine and Great Grams of Jaden Christopher. Sister of Salvatore F. Formino. Dear lifelong friend of Mary Jane "Gigi" McDermott. Visitation Sunday 1 -9 p.m. with Prayers 7 p.m. at Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home, 16300 Mack, Grosse Pointe. Funeral Monday in state 10:30 a.m. until time of Mass 11 a.m. at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 15020 Hampton, Grosse Pointe Park. Mary Jo's sincere wishes were that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000 Dept 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142. Light a candle and share a memory at www.verheyden.org.
NIEMI DANIEL CURTIS Age 57. Beloved son of the late Harry and the late Irene. Loving brother of Lyle Malenfant, Gary (Darlene) Niemi, Karen (Sam) Marion, Nancy (Nick) Shenduk, David Niemi, Tom (Nancy) Niemi and Deborah (the late Donald) Cheaney. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Memorial visitation Saturday 10 a.m. until time of Memorial service 2 p.m. at the David J. Wysocki Funeral Home, 29440 Ryan Rd. (1 block N. of 12 Mile Rd.) Warren. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Michigan Humane Society.
PROMO LORRAINE M. Age 78 a longtime resident of Warren died November 14, 2012 in Royal Oak, Michigan. Beloved wife of Harold F. Promo. Loving mother of Eileen (Neal) Bond, Karen (Tim) Pawlik, and Michele (Todd Boehlow) Promo. Dear grandmother of Jessica, Justin, Alex, and Matt. Sister of Wanda Lefchick. Mrs. Promo was a volunteer at Troy Beaumont Hospital for over 13 years. Visitation 4-8 p.m. on Saturday and 2-8 p.m. on Sunday at Edward Swanson and Son Funeral Home, 30351 Dequindre Rd. (S. of 13 Mi. Rd.) Madison Heights. Additional visitation Monday from 9:30 a.m. until time of funeral mass 10 a.m. at St. Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Church, 38750 Ryan Rd., Sterling Heights. Interment at Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton Township. Memorial contributions to the National Kidney Foundation would be appreciated. edwardswansonandsonfuneralhome.com
SALKOWSKI RICHARD D. November 14, 2012. Age 69. Loving husband of Carolyn. Dear father of Donna Widman (Jerry) and the late Denise. Grandfather of Liam Widman. Dear son of Doris and the late Edwin Salkowski. Dear brother of Judy Moro, Gerry (Cindy), Don (Donna), Mary Ritchie (Tom) and Peggy Prendergast (Jack). He was also a loving uncle to many nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends at A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward (btwn 13-14 Mile), Sunday 2-8 p.m. Rosary 7p.m. Funeral Mass Monday 9:30 a.m. at St. Anastasia 4571 John R. (between Wattles & Long Lake), Troy. Visitation at church begins at 9:00 a.m. Memorial tributes to the Lupus Foundation appreciated. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
SCHER MARILYN Beloved wife of the late Ernest Scher. Dear mother of Babs (Dennis) Sepe, Judi (Robert Rich) Jaffee and Amy (Bob) Bennett. Dearest mother-in-law of Jerry Jaffee. Loving grandmother of Renee Miller, Stephanie (Dave) Jaffee Pandolfi, Daniel Sepe, Joshua (Rebecca) Bennett, Jaime Jaffee, Aaron Bennett, Trinette Grandstaff and Nick (Monica) Rich. Devoted great-grandmother of Nicholas, Anthony, Samuel, Branden, Brieann, Mandie, Atticus, Zoe and Ethan. Also survived by other loving family members and friends. SERVICES SUNDAY, 12:30 P.M. AT THE DORFMAN CHAPEL, FARMINGTON HILLS (248) 406-6000. INTERMENT TO FOLLOW AT BETH EL CEMETERY or visit www.thedorfmanchapel.com
SIKELE WILLIAM A. Age 69; November 14, 2012. Beloved husband of Joan. Loving father of Joseph. Dearest brother of Mary. Also survived by his many loving nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. Visitation Friday 2-8pm at Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home, Inc., 16300 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe Park. Funeral Saturday; In state 10:00am until the time of Mass 10:30am at St. Philomena Catholic Church, 4281 Marseilles, Detroit. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project at: PO BOX 758517 Topeka, KS 66675 or online at www.woundedwarriorproject.org. Light a candle and share a memory at: www.verheyden.org
STAFIEJ JOHN age 94 of Highland Twp., formerly of Detroit, passed away on Thursday, November 15, 2012. Preceded in death by his beloved wife, Martha. Survived by his loving sons, John (Marie) Stafiej of Highland and Ron (Denise) of Dearborn; grandchildren, Jason (Jennifer), Alicia, Megan (Matthew) Vasas, Jessica; great-grandsons, Tyler and Jacob and a third expected great-grandchild; brother, Bill. Also, many nieces, nephews, extended family members and dear friends. Visitation at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 404 E. Liberty, Milford, Saturday 5-8 pm and Sunday 2-8 pm. Rosary Sunday 7 pm. Mass of the Resurrection at Church of The Holy Spirit, 3700 N. Harvey Lake, Highland, Monday, November 19 at 10 am. Entombment Oakland Hills Cemetery, Novi. Memorials may be made to the Arthritis Foundation or St. Joseph Mercy Livingston Hospice. For further information please phone 248-684-6645 or visit www.LynchFuneralDirectors.com.
TABACZKA ANTOINETTE C. age 93 of Wolverine Lake died November 14, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Chester A. Tabaczka (d. 2000). Loving mother of Dennis (Pamela) Tabaczka and the late Nancy (the late William) Settle. Grand-mother of Dawn (Bill), Brian (Barb), Jason (Sheila), Deanna (Chad) and the late Deborah (Bob). Great-grand-mother of Allison, Rick, Adam, Ashley, Brianna, Brittany, Carly, Riley, Tyler, Ethan, and Alex. Great-great-grandmother of Ricky and Raylyn. Dear sister of Helen (the late Frank) Swider. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral mass from St. William Catholic Church 531 Common Street Walled Lake Saturday 9:30 a.m. (in State 9:00 a.m.). Friends may visit Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 340 Pontiac Trail Walled Lake (three blks. s. of Maple Rd.) Friday 3-9 p.m. (Vigil Service 7 p.m.). Memorials to the American Heart Association appreciated. Condolences at www.LynchFAMILYFuneralDirectors.com
WHEATLEY PATRICIA A. November 14, 2012, age 77. Beloved wife of Thomas. Dear mother of Frederick (Denise) Tamm, Douglas (Loretta) Tamm, Craig (Kim) Wheatley, Sally Leamer and the late David (Myra) Tamm. Sister of Eleanor Newland, Mildred Fowler and Gary Crisp. Also survived by eight grandchildren and great grandchildren. Visitation at the Ford Funeral Home, 26560 Van Dyke (s of 11 Mile Rd. or the 696 Expressway) Sunday from 3-9 p.m. Funeral Service Monday am. Call for service time, 586-754-2464. Interment Great Lakes National Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the Susan B. Komen Foundation.
WILSON DORIS A. Age 73. Beloved wife of Alton. Dear mother of Paul (Tammie), Gary and the late Charles. Grandmother of Nicholas and Michael Wilson. Sister of Roxy Bennett, Reba Harrison and Ruba-Faye Carr. In state Saturday 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Service at New Life Apostolic Church, 21446 Schoolcraft Rd. in Detroit (e. of Outer Dr.). Interment Parkview Memorial Cemetery. Contributions to New Life Apostolic Church appreciated. Condolences to charlesstepfuneralhome.com.
WOOD CAROL M. age 87 passed away unexpectedly on November 15, 2012. She was born on May 9, 1925; daughter of the late Clarence and Clara Bauer. Carol was a resident of Beverly Hills and the South Lyon area for many years. Prior to her retirement, she was a professional and accomplished singer. She enjoyed painting and was viewed as a very talented artist. Carol worked at Dupont for many years in Troy and Southfield. She was also a member of the Farmington Musical. Carol was known for being very dedicated to helping cancer survivors; providing support and encouragement to many people. She is survived by her loving husband of 41 years, Wilbur (Woody) Wood; her sister Audrey (Joe) Schutz; her step-children: Phillip (Marianne) Wood of Colorado, and Mark (Barbara) Wood of Lakeland; her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother William. Visitation will be held on November 18, Sunday, from 2:00- 8:00 p.m. with a Rosary prayed at 7:00 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Home, 122 West Lake Street, South Lyon. A Funeral Mass will be held on November 19, Monday, at 10:00 a.m. with final visitation beginning at 9:30 a.m. at Saint Joseph Catholic Church, 830 S. Lafayette, South Lyon. Memorial contributions in loving memory of Carol are requested to Active Faith or American Cancer. On-line guestbook at www.phillipsfuneral.com