AMATO DENNIS M. age 71, passed away November 21, 2012. Beloved husband of Carol for 48 years. Dearest father of Dennis (Vicki), Mark (Michelle) and Matt (Brenda). Proud grandfather of Joe, Nick, Julianne, Jake, Justin, Marcella, Matthew and Andrew. Dear brother of Sandy (Kathy), Robert (Sharon) and Mary (Donny) McBride. Dennis will always be remembered for his loving devotion to his faith, family and friends. He retired from GM as a Quality Manager and was a longtime member of the Rochester Lions. Visitation Sunday 1-9 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. (Shelby Township) 54880 VanDyke @ 25 Mile Rd. Prayers 7:00 p.m. In state Monday 9:30 a.m. at St. Andrew Church 1400 Inglewood, Rochester until Mass, 10:00 a.m. Inurnment Guardian Angel Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" @ WujekCalcaterra.com
ANDRZEJCZAK JANINA Age 83. November 21, 2012. Beloved wife of the late John. Loving mother of Steven, Anna Jaskulka, Theresa (Sam) Veltri, and Victor (Jennifer). Cherished by 10 grandchildren and one great-grandson. Visitation Sunday 3:30-9 p.m. and Monday 12-9 p.m. at Jarzembowski Funeral Home, 18957 W. Warren Ave. (at Artesian). Rosary Monday 7 p.m. Funeral Tuesday beginning with 9:30 a.m. prayers at the funeral home followed by 10 a.m. Mass of the Resurrection at St. Christopher Church. Interment St. Hedwig Cemetery. Share memories at www.jarzembowskifuneralhome.com.
BLANCHARD ROBERT BALFOUR Age 84. December 7, 1927- November 2, 2012. Husband of Laudomia for fifty-three years. Father of Claudia Walter (Brian). Nonno of Emma Grace and Noah Robert. Best pal of Sam. Brother of Kent D. Dunkin. Uncle of Marla and Hoyt Dunkin and Andrea, Lorenzo and Alessandro Marzona. In lieu of flowers,donations will support at-risk childrens educational program.
CHALFANT F. EARLE Age 78, November 22, 2012 a resident of Troy since 1971, passed away on November 22, 2012. Beloved husband of Esther (nee Bailey) Chalfant for 57 years. Loving father of Katherine Michael Logan (Josh), Dawn Lee "Dee" McLaughlin (Michael), and Dale William Chalfant (Blesilda). Dear grandfather of Cinnamon, Nina, Mary, Rebecca, Melissa, Rosanna, and KenKen. Great-grandfather to Ethan. Dear cousin of H. Duane Chalfant. Predeceased by his granddaughter Katie and great-grandson Nathan. Earle retired from the GM Fisher Body Tech Center as an Engineer in Charge, was a graduate of General Motors Institute in Flint, was a member of the Faith Lutheran Church, Troy, a member, actor and on the Board of Directors for Troy Players. He was also on the team that designed the Computer Guidance System for NASA's first manned Mercury Mission to space, loved spending time with his family and friends and will be missed by all the lives he touched. Visitation Sunday 2-8 p.m. at Price Funeral Home, 3725 Rochester Road (between Big Beaver and Wattles Roads), Troy, 248-689-0700. In state Monday, November 26, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. until Funeral 10:30 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, 37635 Dequindre Road (between Big Beaver and Wattles Roads), Troy, MI 48083. Memorials to Faith Lutheran Church, Troy. Share memories online at www.pricefuneralhome.net.
CZACHOWSKI SIGMUND F. "JOHN" "SIG" age 89, died on November 21, 2012. He was preceded in death by his wife, Edith Czachowski in 1984, and is survived by his daughter, Linda "Lynn" (Douglas) Pramstaller; his son, Ron Czachowski; grandchildren, Laurie (Douglas) Schuster and Lisa Pramstaller; great grandchildren, Alicia and Jenna Schuster; brother, Frank (Wanda) and numerous nieces, nephews and dear friends. Mr. Czachowski served as a Corporal in the European Theatre with the U.S. Army during WWII, and for many years owned and operated Johnny's Barber Shop on Grand River, two blocks west of Southfield Road in Detroit. Mass of the Resurrection will be held at Church of the Holy Spirit, 3700 N. Harvey Lake Road, Highland, on Monday, November 26, at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Fr. Leo Lulko officiating. Burial Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield. Friends may visit at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 404 E. Liberty St., Milford, on Sunday, November 25, from 12-8PM with a Rosary at 7 p.m. Memorials may be made in his name to the Church of the Holy Spirit Women's Club or to VFW Post 4357 Honor Guard in Brighton. For further information please phone 248-684-6645 or visit www.LynchFuneralDirectors.com
EVANS JOYCE G. age 82, of Royal Oak, November 22, 2012. Beloved wife of John "Jack" Evans. Loving mother of Susan (James) Mars, John (Amy), Robert and Scott (Laura) Evans. Loving sister of Janet Gross. Survived by 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by brother Thomas Oben .Visitation Sunday 12 noon 3 p.m. at Spaulding & Curtin Funeral Directors, 500 W. Nine Mile Rd., Ferndale ( 1 ½ blks west of Woodward). Service Sunday at 3 p.m. At funeral Home. Donations to Gleaners food Bank. www.spauldingcurtin.com.
FAZIO MARY OLIMPIA (Nee DePALMA) Age 85, peacefully passed away at her home November 21, 2012. Beloved wife of Thomas. Survived by children Roselyn (Walter) Judd, Thomas (Lisa) Fazio, Lisa (Jeff) LaPorte and eight grandchildren. Dearest sister of Amelia (late Frank) Fioretti, Antoinette (late Raymond) Skowronski, Angeline (late Gerald) Caron. Loving aunt of Annemarie (Paul) Sossi, Dr. Raymond (MaryAnn) Skowronski, Jr., Dr. Annette (Charles) Skowronski-Langworthy and many grandnieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Theresa and Vito DePalma. Visitation Saturday 3-9 p.m. and Sunday 1-9 p.m. with a Rosary at 7:00 p.m. at the Sterling Heights Chapel of the Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 13650 15 Mile Rd., (at Schoenherr). In state Monday 9:30 a.m. at St. Isidore Catholic Church, 18201 23 Mile Rd., Macomb, MI, until time of Mass at 10:00 a.m. Entombment Resurrection Cemetery. Share a memory at www.bcfh.com .
GERMAN RANDY J. 52, of Ocala, FL, passed away November 21, 2012. Born in Detroit, MI he moved to Florida 6 years ago from his native, Detroit. Randy worked for Sysco of Central Florida. He was a Catholic by faith, member of the Masonic Temple of Brighton, MI and enjoyed golfing with his friends and spending time with his family and friends, enjoying life. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Lisa German; children, Julie German and her fiancee', Umberto Scherma of West Palm Beach, Morgan Sophia German of Ocala; parents, Donald and Nadine German of Novi, MI; sisters, Jodi (Terry) Gibson of Tampa, FL, Dana (Jacques) Ford of Ocala; brother, Don (Diane) German of Ocala; mother and father-in-law, Donna and Papa Jack Vandekerckhove of Livonia, MI and many nieces and nephews. A condolence message may be left at www.robertsfuneralhomes.com. In lieu of flowers the family requests that Memorial Contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, Benjamin Mendick Hope Lodge, 12810 Magnolia Dr., Tampa, FL 33612-9451. Arrangements by Roberts Funeral Homes, Ocala, FL 352-732-9944.
HABITZ LARRY H. Age 67, died November 21, 2012. Loving son of Rena and the late Herman. Dearest brother of Lenore C. Killen. Uncle of many nieces and nephews. Great-uncle of many. Funeral Services will be Sunday, November 25, at 4 p.m. Visitation will be from 3 to 4 p.m., Sunday at Querfeld Funeral Home, 1200 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn. Memorial donations may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church, 21915 Beech St., Dearborn, MI, 48124. querfeldfuneralhome.com.
HANNAH TROY LEE, age 90. November 10, 2012. Leaves his loving wife of 47 years, Ethel Hannah. Children, Treherne Hannah (Charlene), Kathleen Hannah-Bailey, and Beverly Hannah-Jones (Carlton). Survived also by grand and great-grandchildren.
ICKES EMILY 25, of Clinton Twp. died Friday, November 23, 2012. Survived by her mother Elizabeth, grandmothers Nana and Delena Ickes and many uncles, aunts and cousins. Funeral Service Sunday 2 p.m. at Hauss Funeral Home, 47477 Romeo Plank, Macomb. Visitation from 1 p.m. until the 2 p.m. service at the funeral home. www.haussfuneralhomes.com
KALINOWSKI HELEN November 21, 2012, Age 81. Beloved wife of the late Raymond S. Dear mother of Katherine (Michael) Murphy, Karen (Jeffrey) Dunmire, Kevin (Christiane) and the late Kenneth. Loving grandma of Sarah, Kenneth, Julie, Dale and Steven. Precious great- grandma of Gabe, Roxanne and Hannah. Lifelong friend and sister of Joan Stress. Survived by her friend and caregiver Cindy Yaroch. Also survived by loving nieces and nephews. Visitation Sunday 2-9 p.m. with a Scripture Service 7 p.m. at the Wasik Funeral Home, Inc. 11470 Thirteen Mile Road (west of Hoover) Warren. In state Monday 10:30 a.m. until time of Mass 11 a.m. at St. Malachy Catholic Church, 14115 Fourteen Mile Road (east of Schoenherr) Sterling Heights. Memorial Donations may be directed to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Michigan Chapter. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.wasikfuneralhome.com
KLEIN JOSEPH L. November 21, 2012, age 93. Beloved husband of the late Ann. Dear father of Debbie Clark (Tom) and the late Bruce (Penny LaForest) and the late Larry. Loving grandfather of Jeff (Shari), Jon (Michele), Alicia Teper (Larry) and Megan Clark. Great-grandfather of Jake, Evangelina, Mia and Keegen. Brother of Lorraine Madlo and the late Frank, Edward, Helen, Wanda, Irene and Delphine. Joseph served in the U.S. Army during WWII in the European Theatre of Operations. Prior to WWII, he also served in the Civilian Conservation Corps in Menomonie, Wisconsin. Funeral Mass Monday 10:30 a.m. from Henry Ford Village Chapel, 16101 Ford Rd. at Greenfield Rd., Dearborn. Gathering from 9:30 a.m. until time of funeral Mass. Visitation Sunday 2-9 p.m. from the Dearborn Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 22546 Michigan Ave. Interment at Holy Sepulchre. Memorials to Arbor Hospice. www.howepeterson.com.
LOCH LOUIS November 21, 2012. Age 94 of Detroit. Beloved husband of the late Margaret. Dearest father of Christine (John) Macy, Daniel (Pegeen) and Sandra (Thomas) Shinn. Loving grandfather of Jeffrey Macy, Kimberley (Sean) Caldwell, Jaclyn (Shawn) Callahan, and Dr. Cheryl Macy-Wozniak (Brian). Loving great-grandfather of Chelsea, Andrew, Matthew, and Jacob Caldwell. Visitation Saturday 3-9 p.m. and Sunday 1-9 p.m. and scripture service 7 p.m. Sunday, at the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home Taylor Chapel, 9800 S. Telegraph Road. Funeral Monday, in state at 9:30 a.m. with a 10 a.m. mass at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church, 6442 Pelham Road in Taylor. Share a memory at www.howepeterson.com
PASSAGE VIVIAN JUNE (FOSTER) Age 63, of Bay Mills, Michigan, passed away November 20, 2012, with her family by her side. She was born April 11, 1949, in Oklahoma. Vivian is survived by those whom she held dear and who will remember her with deep love: Her husband, Robert; her children, Charissa, Dakota, Robert II, Kathy and Patty; and her grandchildren, Athena, Tabby, Chelsea, Kayla, Selena, Robert and Victor. She is also survived by a brother, sisters, aunts, uncles, and many nieces and nephews. Vivian was retired from her career as a social worker for the State of Michigan, and was, along with Robert, a licensed foster care provider for about 15 years. There was always room for others in her heart, home, and at her table. She was known for her passion for cats. She was also an active volunteer of the North America Indian Association of Detroit and the Bay Mills Annual Veteran's Pow Wow. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 24, at the Hovie Funeral Home, 558 Bingham Ave. Sault Ste Marie, MI from 1-3 p.m. The Luncheon will follow the service from 4-6 p.m. at the Armella B. Parker (Senior Center) in Bay Mills, MI. Memorial donations may be made to your local Humane Society in Vivian's name.
POPOVICH SARAH October 31, 2012. Age 85. Daughter of the late Henry (Jim) and Rose Strapak Popovich. Sister of Edward J. (Colette) Popovich. Dear aunt of Edward A. (Nadine) Popovich, Colette Settles and Kenneth (Judy) Popovich. Great- aunt of Marie, Robert and Tanner Settles, Shannon, Christopher, Kayla and Edward Dylan Popovich. Retired Detroit Public School Teacher. A funeral Mass was held on November 23, 2012, with burial at St. Hedwig Cemetery. Memorials may be made to: St. Jude Children's Hospital P.O. Box 50 Memphis, TN 38101-9929. Visit our online guestbook and share memories at www.voranfuneralhome.com
READ MARY L. Funeral Mass will be said at 11 a.m. (10:30 a.m. viewing) today November 24, at Church of the Holy Family, 24505 Meadowbrook Road, Novi. Luncheon follows at the church. If you would like to honor her memory, please make a donation in her name to Crossroads of Michigan. www.crossroadsofmichigan.org.
SHEKELL RICHARD E. "DICK" age 85 of Waterford passed away November 22, 2012 surrounded by his family. Beloved husband of the late Chloe (d. 1993). Loving father of Richard (Pam), Jim (Joyce), Robert, and Michelle (Roland) Aubry. Dear grandfather of Ricky Aubry, Staci Aubry, Jordyn, Joel, and Rachel. Brother of Rodney Shekell. Funeral service from Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 340 N. Pontiac Tr. (three blks. s. of Maple Rd.), Walled Lake Monday 2 p.m. (in state 1 p.m.). Friends may visit Sunday 4-8 p.m. Condolences at www.LynchFAMILYFuneralDirectors.com
WERTH PHYLLIS A. November 22, 2012 age 54 lost her seven year battle to colon cancer. Loving care giver to her brother Christopher. Loving sister to Susan (Norma), Pauline Bedwell (David), Paul Jr. John (Nancy), Jerry (Tammy). Loving Aunt to David Bedwell (April), Meagan, Sammantha, Jessica, Ashley Bedwell, Tyler, Brandon, Kaitlyn and Paul III. Great-aunt of Clare Bedwell. Preceded in death by her loving parents Paul and Dorothy, and her nephew Nicholas. Phyllis was a devoted Vice President Banking Center Manager at Comerica Bank for 38 years. Visitation Sunday 2-9 p.m. at Vermeulen Funeral Home, 46401 W. Ann Arbor Rd., (btwn Sheldon & Beck) Plymouth. In state Monday 10:00 a.m. until the Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, 47650 N. Territorial Rd., Plymouth (at Beck). Entombment at Riverside Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Services to Enhance Potential, Northwest Unit (S.T.E.P.), 32229 Schoolcraft Road, Livonia, MI 48150. To share a memory, please visit vermeulenfuneralhome.com
WHITELAW GARY GORDON Age 71, passed away Monday, November 11, 2012. Resident of Royal Oak, born in Toronto, Canada on September 5, 1941, immigrating to the U.S. in 1956. Loving son of Gordon Campbell Whitelaw and Amy (Archer) Whitelaw. Devoted father of Todd (deceased) and Wendy. Proud grandfather of Aliyah. Dearest brother of Richard (deceased), Sharron (Richard) Lazar and Glenn (Suzanne), nieces and nephews Emily, Michelle, Kirk and Brett. A U.S. Vietnam war veteran, attended Lawrence Inst. of Tech., employed in the auto industry. A youth hockey coach.
WHITNEY JANET Passed away November 7, 2012. Loving mother of Sean (Jennifer), Adam (late) and Jaime. Daughter of LeGrande (Joan) and Esther. Sister of Jim, Carol and Bill. Private services were held and ashes were spread in Frankfort. She will be dearly missed by many and fondly remembered. Donations may be made to the American Lung Association.