BARNES EMMA DEE went home to be with the Lord. Dee, (as known by family) passed over at the age of 90. Sunrise November 14, 1921 and Sunset November 9, 2012.
BOWDLER MARY M. Age 89 of River Rouge. Died peacefully at home with her loving family at her side, November 14, 2012. Loving wife of Roland for over 70 years. Dearest mother of Gary "Doc" Bowdler (Diane), William Bowdler, Michael Bowdler (Diana), Jeffrey Bowdler (Patricia), Timothy Bowdler (Joy) and Marianne Bowdler. Beloved grandmother of 14 and great-grandmother of nine. Survived by dearest sister Pauline Rice. Also survived by many beloved nieces and nephews. Her love of family and friends and sense of humor and wit will be deeply missed by family and her many friends. Visitation Saturday November 17, 2012 4-8 p.m. and Sunday November 18, 2012 12-8 p.m. Funeral, Monday, November 19, 2012 11 a.m., Girrbach Krasun Funeral Home (River Rouge Chapel) 10783 W. Jefferson Ave. Interment, Michigan Memorial Park Cemetery.www.girrbachkrausun.com
BRUNETTE JOHN F. Passed away on November 3, 2012. He was born on November 24, 1931 in Michigan where he spent most of his life working hard and enjoying life. He retired from Ford Motor Company and from the USN Seabees as a Chief Petty Officer. He moved to Winter Haven in 1997 and was a member of the Four Lakes Veterans Organization, American Legion and a founding member of the Four Lakes Celtic Society. He was preceded in death by his wife Wilma of 53 years. He is survived by his four children, Timothy, Julie (Gary), Toni (George), and Joel; five granddaughters; and one great-granddaughter; sister Cheryl; brother Steve (Peggy); nephews and nieces. In lieu of flowers, donations to Four Lakes Veterans Organization (FLVO) or Good Shepherd Hospice, 105 Arneson Ave., Auburndale, FL 33823. Memorial Service will be held at the Four Lakes Community Room on Tuesday, November 20 at 11 a.m. Condolences may be sent to www.oakridgefuneralcare.com.
CLOSSER AUDREY MARIE age 54, died November 15. Audrey is survived by her husband, Stephen and daughter Stephanie. She is also survived by her mother Margaret Wallace, sister, Mary (Mark) Terry, brothers; Greg Wallace and Al Wallace. She was predeceased by her father Augustine Wallace. Visitation is Sunday 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. with a Rosary at 7:00 p.m. at A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 32000 Schoenherr, Warren. Funeral services Monday; in state 10:30 a.m. with a Mass at 11:00 a.m. St. Malachy Catholic Church, 14085 E. Fourteen Mile, Sterling Heights. Memorials to the Alzheimer's Foundation appreciated by family. ahpeters.com
COX ARNOLD B. November 16, 2012. Age 81 of Dearborn. Beloved husband of Josie. Survived by his step-son Craig (Pat) Decker. Dear brother of Ruby (Jr.) Hodgekins and Arthur Cox. Arnold will be deeply missed by family and friends. Visitation Sunday, November 18, 2012 from 1-3 p.m at the Dearborn Chapel of Voran Funeral Home, 23701 Ford Road, (313) 278-5100. Funeral service Sunday, 3 p.m. at the funeral home. Inurnment Great Lakes National Cemetery. Visit our online guestbook and share memories at www.voranfuneralhome.com.
DUKE LeROY "SPIKE" of Gregory, Michigan. Age 89 passed away on November 15, 2012. LeRoy is survived by his children, Sherry, Vicki, Mark (Donna), Dale (Susan). Gathering on Monday, November 19, 2012 at Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Hamburg Chapel from 2 to 8 p.m. A Healing Farewell Tuesday, 11 a.m. November 20, 2012 at the funeral home. Please leave a Message of Comfort to LeRoy's family by calling 877-231-7900 or sign his guest book at www.borekjennings.com
ELIOT MARVIN "SONNY" Beloved husband of Annette Eliot. Devoted uncle of Robert (Sandra) Weitz, Marshall (the late Ruth) Weitz, Marilyn Hoes, Don Schlossberg, and Fred (Shirley) Green. Dear brother of the late Leo Schlossberg, Anna Weitz, Helen Green, Eva Simon, and Sylvia Sarachek. Also survived by many loving grand-nieces, grand-nephews, other family members, colleagues, and a world of loyal friends. PRIVATE FAMILY SERVICES AND INTERMENT. ARRANGEMENTS BY THE DORFMAN CHAPEL, FARMINGTON HILLS, (248) 406-6000, or visit www.thedorfmanchapel.com.
FOWLER ARTHUR E. November 15, 2012. Age 69. Beloved husband of Freda. Loving father of Michael (Meleah), Steven (Shawn), and Kenneth (Tracy). Loving grandfather of Robbie, Brett, Riley, Jacob, Joshua, Trinity, and Kaitlyn. Dearest brother of David (Vanessa) and the late Ronald. Arthur was employed as a Technical Sales Specialist with Dassault Systemes Americas Corp. Art coached hockey for many years and he enjoyed playing golf. Art was an active member at St. Louis Catholic Church. He will always be in our hearts. Visitation Sunday 3-9 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr Rd. at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Scripture Service Sunday 6 p.m. In state Monday 9:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. time of Mass at St. Louis Catholic Church, 24415 Crocker Blvd. (E. of Harper). Interment Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly, MI. Memorials to St. Louis Catholic Church Music Department appreciated. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com.
FRIES BRENIER THIELENS, SR. Age 81 of Indianapolis, Indiana. September 9, 2012. Beloved husband of the late Judith M. Fries. Loving father of Jennifer J. Gerish and Brenier T. Fries, Jr. (Candace). Proud and cherished Grandpa of Evan, Colin, Nick, Cal and Trip. He will be dearly missed. A graduate of Howe Military School and Grinnell College, Mr. Fries served his country as a U.S. Air Force Pilot flying B-29's in Okinawa, Japan following the Korean War. He went on to work for Pan American World Airways spending most of his career managing the Air Cargo operation at Detroit Metro Airport. He later relocated to Indianapolis, where he facilitated the International Student Exchange Program for Rotary International. He valued hard work, honesty and lifelong friendship and could always be counted upon to tell a good joke. Private family services.
GOODMAN TAMMY Age 45, died November 15th. Beloved daughter of Sandra and the late William Goodman. Loving sister of Gene (Sherri) Goodman. Cherished aunt of Will Goodman. SERVICES 10:00 AM SUNDAY AT HEBREW MEMORIAL CHAPEL. (248) 543-1622. INTERMENT OAKVIEW CEMETERY. www.hebrewmemorial.org
GUERTIN JUDITH E. age 75, of Milford, passed away on November 15, 2012. Preceded in death by her beloved husband, Richard. She is survived by her loving children, Michelle (Larry) Butkovich, Keith (Sherry) Guertin, and Parry (Bev) Guertin; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and her brother, Brian McDowell. Also many extended family members, dear friends and colleagues. A Funeral Mass will be held Monday, November 19, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, 1955 E. Commerce, Milford. Fr. Ron Anderson to officiate. Burial Great Lakes National Cemetery. Visitation at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 404 E. Liberty, Milford, Saturday 6 - 9 p.m., and Sunday 2 - 9 p.m., with a 7 p.m. Rosary. Memorials to American Heart Association and the American Lung Association. For further information please call Lynch & Sons at 248-684-6645 or visit www.LynchFuneralDirectors.com.
KEHOE JOSEPH CLARK, DDS, MS, CAPTAIN USN (retired), died November 10, 2012 at the beach home he and his family built together with their own hands. He was 77. Dr. Kehoe, an Endodontist, earned his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University in 1957. Following graduation from Officer's Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island, Dr. Kehoe received his commission and served as Executive Officer aboard the USS Launcher (YV-2) based in Little Creek, Virginia. Dr. Kehoe continued to serve in the US Navy reserve while earning his dental degree from the University of Detroit School of Dentistry in 1965. Upon graduation, Dr. Kehoe resumed active duty status and served with distinction in the US Navy Dental Corp until his retirement in 1982. During his service, he completed a two-year residency in Endodontics at the Naval Dental School in Bethesda, Maryland, and a Masters of Science in Dental Education from George Washington University. On reflection of his Naval career, he admired the honesty and talent of his fellow members of the Navy Dental Corp. After his military career, Dr. Kehoe worked as a dental educator and administrator at the University of Florida College of Dentistry, retiring as Associate Professor Emeritus in 1996. He felt it was a privilege to instruct and guide the fine dental students he met as they trained and graduated from the university. In private practice for nearly 10 years thereafter, Dr. Kehoe served the people of Rockland, Maine and the Maine coast, attributing much of his success to the splendid character of his patients, friends and neighbors. Joseph was a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather. Often described as "honesty and clarity meets action," he lived and taught by example. His counsel, personal or professional, was highly-sought. Born March 8, 1935 in Conneaut, Ohio to William Kehoe and Emma Elizabeth Clark, Joseph continued to speak with his childhood friends throughout his life and career. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Sharon Lee Kehoe (Presson); children Kevin Lee Kehoe, Sara Beth Mallard (Damian) and Matthew Clark Kehoe (Emily) and; grandchildren Shannon Lee, Hailey Mary and Calene Berkley. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Mayo Clinic, 4500 San Pablo Road, Jacksonville, Florida 32224. A funeral Mass will be held at St. Anastasia Catholic Church, St. Augustine, Florida. For arrangements, please contact Craig Flagler Palms Funeral Home at (386) 439-5400.
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
LONGO STELLA November 16, 2012, Age 88. Beloved wife of the late Joseph. Loving mother of Joseph III (Suzanne), Ken, Patricia Borowski (Jerry) and Kathy. Cherished grandmother of nine and great grandmother of two. Devoted sister, aunt and friend to many. Family will receive friends at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward (between 13-14 Mile), Sunday 2-7p.m. Rosary 4p.m. Funeral Mass Monday 10a.m. at Our Lady of Fatima, 13500 Oak Park Blvd., Oak Park. Visitation at church begins at 9:30a.m. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
NADROWSKI MARIE LORRAINE of Sears, MI passed away Thursday November 15th at Cadillac Mercy Hospital. She was 72. Her husband Richard W. Nadrowski of Sears, three daughters, Rita Marie (Paul) Carfang of Export, PA, Roberta Anne (Curt) Hooper of Warren, Jennifer Lori (John) Twarek of Dayton, OH, two sons, Richard Vernon (Barbara) Nadrowski of Clinton Twp., Jonathan (Shelly) Nadrowski of Evart, 13 grandchildren and six great-grand survive her. Funeral services are 11:00 a.m. Tuesday November 20th at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Evart. Visitation is 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday November 19th at the Corey Funeral Home in Evart with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m.
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
SMEDLEY RONALD Age 88 of Livonia. Cherished husband of the late Beverly. Loving father of Daniel (Suzanne), Cheryl Crawford, Karen (Verne) Koester and Ronda. Proud grandpa of Sarah, Christopher (Kelley), Leslie and Kelsey. Great-grandpa of Tessa. Honorably served in WWII. Visitation will be held at Fred Wood Funeral Home-Rice Chapel, 36100 5 Mile Rd., Livonia (E. of Levan), Sunday 4-9 p.m. Funeral Monday at the funeral home, gathering 10 a.m. Service 11 a.m. Memorial Contributions may be made to Angela Hospice, American Kidney Fund and/or Livonia American Legion. Please visit online guestbook fredwoodfuneralhome.com.
TAPERT MARY ANNE July 25, 2012. Age 77. Beloved mother of Traci (Curt), and Daniel. Devoted grandmother to Evan, Dana, Aaron, Jonathan, Danny and Kyle. Survived by brother Robert (Sue) Daniels and nieces Kathy (Mike) Nancy, Mary Beth and nephew Tim (Karen) and their children. A past member of Zonta Detroit 1 club, Anne was loved by all who knew her kind and generous spirit. A memorial service will be held on Friday November 23, from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Tompkins Community Center, 14920 Windmill Pointe Dr, Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230. Prayer service to begin at 4:30 p.m.
WINKLEY RICK J. November 15, 2012. Age 58. Retired from General Motors. He was known for being a great story teller and was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed skiing, hunting, sailing, golfing, fly fishing, squash and tennis. Loving husband of Janice for 31 years. Devoted and proud father of Alex. Son of Marilyn and the late William Winkley. Brother of Craig and Cheryl Markman (Mike). Beloved brother-in-law and uncle of many. Also survived by his beloved labrador, Winston. Services will be held privately. Memorial tributes to the Michigan Humane Society. A.J. Desmond & Sons 248-549-0500. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com