BAILEY-FAWCETT DOROTHY MARIE Age 77, November 24, 2012. Wife of Neil and the late Ralph. Mother of Sandi (Kevin) Eisbrenner, Karen (Greg) Westfall, Doug Bailey, Mike (Lisa) Bailey, Jerry (Anna) Bailey, Mark Fawcett, and Paul (the late Charlene) Griffin. Grandmother of 14. Great-grandmother of four. Sister of Elsie Lee. Sister-in-law of Gertrude Wynsberge and Rita Wynsberge. Visitation Thursday 2-8 p.m. Funeral Service Friday 11:30 a.m. at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 N. Inkster Rd., Garden City (between Ford Rd. and Cherry Hill). Memorials suggested to the Michigan Humane Society. www.santeiufuneralhome.com
BOROWY EDWARD Age 80, November 23, 2012. Beloved husband of Irene of 61 years. Dear father of David (Darlene), Michael (Lynn), and Joseph (Ann) Borowy. Loving grandpa of Christina (Dereck), Jessica (Matt), and Joey. Proud great-grandpa of Isabella, Benjamin, and Alivia. Dear brother of four sisters and four brothers. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Edward was a former Grand Knight and member of Fr. Kramer Knights of Columbus. Visitation Wednesday 2-9 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. Rosary service at the Wasik Funeral Home, Inc. 11470 Thirteen Mile Road (west of Hoover) Warren. In state Thursday 9:30 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. Funeral Mass at St. Mary, Our Lady Queen of Families Parish (St. Clement ), 25330 Van Dyke (N.of 10 Mile), Center Line. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.wasikfuneralhome.com
BROWN JUSTIN M. Suddenly, November 26, 2012. Age 23 of Ferndale, formerly of Troy. Beloved son of Mark and Jill. Dear brother of Rebecca and Victoria. Grandson of Kaye and the late John M. Brown, Glen and Penny Wilkie. Nephew of Matthew and Rachel Brown, Wendy and Larry Cline, Jennifer Love, Dale and Dawn Wilkie. Family will receive friends at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward (btwn 13-14 Mile), Wednesday 4-8:00 p.m. Funeral service Thursday 12:00 p.m. at the Academy of the Sacred Heart, 1250 Kensington Rd., Bloomfield Hills. Visitation at the Academy begins at 10:00 a.m. Memorial tributes to University of Detroit Jesuit High School. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
DeWULF DONALD JR. Age 54. November 26, 2012. Beloved son of Donald Sr. and Marlene. Proud father of Donovan. Loving brother of Michael (Pamela), Sally (Thomas) Semaan, Peter (Athena), and Elizabeth (Steve) Laney. Survived by several loving nieces and nephews. Funeral service Thursday 10 a.m. at A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Ave., at Vernier Rd., Grosse Pointe Woods. Visitation Wednesday 2-9 p.m. ahpeters.com
FLORIO VINCENZO November 24, 2012. Age 77. Beloved husband of Rosa (nee D'Arcangelo) for 59 years. Dearest father of Rosa (Rocco) Leo, Giuseppina (Lorenzo) Bommarito, Domenica (Eddie Safadi) Florio, Gabriella (Wayne) Harvell, the late Francesca Pugliares, the late Domenico Florio and the late Caterina (Marc) Swol. Survived by 18 loving grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation Wednesday 3-9 p.m. and Thursday 1-9 p.m. Scripture Service Thursday 7:00 p.m. Prayers Friday 9:00 a.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. (Shelby Twp.) 54880 Van Dyke at 25 Mile Road for 10:00 a.m. Mass at St. Therese of Lisieux Church. Entombment Resurrection Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.ccm.
FORGEON HARRY E. JR. Age 81, November 26, 2012. Beloved husband of the late Peggy. Loving father of Richard, Glenda (Robert) Ball, Suzanne (Mark) Landsiedel, Terry Lambardo and Larry Forgeon. Proud grandfather of eight, and seven great grandchildren. Visitation Wednesday 2-9 p.m., Funeral Service Thursday 10 a.m. at the St. Clair Shores Chapel of Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 25800 Harper Ave. (N. of 10 Mile Rd.). Interment Cadillac Memorial Gardens East, Clinton Twp. Share a memory at www.bcfh.com.
FRAYER KENNETH AVERY November 24, 2012. Age 79. Loving husband of the late Helen. Dear Dad of Kelly (Tony) Zebari, Karen (Glenn) Stewart, Kim (Gary) Baumgardner and Paul (Julia). Beloved grandpa of Eric, Michael, Haley, Rayna, Courtney, Colin, Reese and Owen. Ken is also survived by his brother Robert (Fay), and many extended family members and friends. Ken served as a decorated Marine in the Korean War. He then joined the Detroit Police Department. While a Patrolman, with a wife and four young kids at home, Ken earned a Bachelor of Police Administration from Wayne State University and a Master of Criminal Justice from U of D. He retired from the DPD in 1986 as Lieutenant, after more than 30 years of service. He earned many awards, including life-saving awards, and accolades. Ken was also the retired Director of the Police Academy at Schoolcraft College, as well as a Criminal Justice Professor there for over 31 years. He helped guide the careers of hundreds of Police Officers. He is now in Heaven with our Mom. He is also reunited with his twin brother Billy, who died as an infant. 'Thanks for everything Dad. We love you! Give Mom a hug and kiss from us!' Visitation Wednesday, November 28 from 12-9 p.m. at Fred Wood Funeral Home, (5 Mile, East of Levan in Livonia), with a Scripture Service at 7:00 p.m. In state Thursday, November 29 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Colette in Livonia (Newburgh, North of 6 Mile), followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in memory of Ken to any veteran's organization. Please share memories with the family at www.fredwoodfuneralhome.com.
GOLABEK TERESA M. Age 62, November 24, 2012. Beloved wife of James "Jimbo," loving mother of Matthew (Tracie), Mark, William (Lisa) Yurgen, Kevin Yurgen and the late James. Dear grandmother of Shai and Mason Golabek. Dear sister of Edju Wrzesinski and the late Stanley and Joann. Visitation 2:30-9 p.m., Tuesday, November 27 with a 7:30 p.m. Rosary at Gendernalik Funeral Home, 35259 23 Mile Road, New Baltimore. Funeral Service 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 28 in the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Multiple Sclerosis Society or Capuchin Monastery.
JAKARY NELLIE A. Age 89, November 24, 2012 of Westland. Beloved wife of the late Bruno. Loving mother of Ron (Lois), Dan (Kathy), Lin, Cathy, Paul (Mary), Tom, Merry Donovan, Sue (Mark), Ed and Jim. Proud grandmother of 21 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Visitation Wednesday 2-8 p.m. with a Rosary at 7:30 p.m. at Vermeulen Funeral Home, 980 N. Newburgh Rd., (between Ford and Cherry Hill) Westland. In state Thursday 9 a.m. until the 9:30 a.m. Funeral Mass at St. Richard Catholic Church, 35637 Cherry Hill Rd., (between Wayne and Newburgh) Westland. Interment St. Hedwig Cemetery. Nellie's daughter, Merry is currently battling the same advanced cancer. The family would appreciate that Memorial contributions be directed to Merry's care. You can donate safely online: www.giveforward.com/MerryCeleste or send checks made payable to Lin Jakary, 7486 LaJolla Blvd., PMB559, LaJolla, CA 92037. Or support the Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries, PO Box 312087, Detroit, MI 48231-9979. To share a memory,visit vermeulenfuneralhome.com
KAPLAN SIMON S. Beloved husband to the late Ann Kaplan. Devoted father of Maureen (Dave) Stafford and the late Jeff (Paula) Kaplan. Loving grandfather of Scott (Liz) Kaplan, Brandon Kaplan and Eric (Christie) Stafford. Proud great-grandfather of Jordan Kaplan, Aiden Kaplan, Gabin Kaplan, Owen Stafford, and Ari Stafford. Cherished brother of Rose (the late Shy) Kaluzny. Dear brother-in-law of Barbara (Sydney) Geller. GRAVESIDE SERVICES 1:30 PM WEDNESDAY AT MACHPELAH CEMETERY. ARRANGEMENTS WITH HEBREW MEMORIAL CHAPEL, (248) 543-1622. www.hebrewmemorial.org
KING EVELYN I. Age 87. Beloved wife of Wayne. Dear mother of Janice (Gary) Watts and Juanita (Mark) Stevenson. Loving grandmother of Ryan Stevenson and Jessica Watts. Dear sister of Frederick (Pamela) Hinz and Gladys Stevenson. Daughter of the late Frederick and Louise Pagel Hinz. Visiting Wednesday 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. Service at Charles Step Funeral Home, 18425 Beech Daly (Between 6-7 Mile). Interment Parkview Memorial Cemetery Livonia, MI. Condolences to charlesstepfuneralhome.com
KOKOSZKA ALFREDA M. November 25, 2012. Beloved sister of the late Filomena. Daughter of the late Anthony and Sophia. Survived by many cousins. Member of the S.S. Peter and Paul Altar Society. Visitation Thursday 11 a.m. at S.S. Peter and Paul. Mass 11:30 a.m. Rosary Wednesday 6 p.m. Visitation Wednesday 4-7 p.m. at the Sajewski Funeral Home. 19111 W. Warren. www.sajewskifh.com
LAMANNA VINCENZO Age 87, November 26, 2012 of Sterling Heights. Beloved husband of the late Amelda. Dear father of Robert Lamanna, John (Jean) Lamanna, Susan (Russell) Sass, Rebecca (Dwight) Smith and Michael Lamanna. Loving Papa of 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Joe (Sue) Lamanna, Rinaldo (Barbara) Lamanna and Mary Sullins. Friends may call at Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 8459 Hall Rd. (3 blks. E. of Van Dyke) Utica on Wednesday from 2:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Funeral Mass Thursday at St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church, 48115 Schoenherr Rd., Shelby Twp. where he will lie in state from 9:30 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. time of Mass. Interment Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly. Memorials suggested to the wishes of the family. www.sullivanfuneraldirectors.com
LOGAN KATHLEEN (KATE) ELIZABETH Former Michigan resident, died on November 23, 2012, in Ocala, Florida. She was 62 years old. Kate started her life as the expected half of a pair of twins born to J. Daniel and Jane Waddell Logan, preceding her unexpected sister Jamie into the world, in Decatur, Illinois, by three minutes. She grew up in Oak Park and Berkley, MI, graduating from Berkley High School, where she was a National Merit Student. She attended college and worked at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. She graduated college with a degree in Environmental Science from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in 1982 and remained in the Ann Arbor area for most of the ensuing years. Kate was an enthusiastic student of science, history, and her family's genealogy. She was also an animal lover, a cook, and a self-acclaimed "Disney nut." Among her greatest joys were the times she spent at Walt Disney World with her family and her lifelong friends Gail Tabet and Shelly Dunlop. She loved to laugh and found humor in nearly every situation even in her hard fought battle against cancer. Kate has been an inspiration to all who knew her with her spirit and courage. Kate did many things on her way to the job she enjoyed and excelled at the most, computer technical support at the University of Michigan. She retired from that position in 2007. Kate moved to Ocala, Florida, with her mother in 2007. Kate is survived by her twin sister Jameson Logan and Jamie's husband David Stewart, and her brother Daniel T. Logan. Roberts Funeral Homes Bruce Chapel West (352) 854-2266 made the arrangements. To leave condolences: www. robertsfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers the family request donations to the Ovarian cancer Research Fund, www.ocrf.org.
LOPEZ ALFRED L. Age 81, of Rose Twp., died November 25, 2012. Beloved husband of Nancy; dear father of Lynda (Michael) Glowczewski, David, and Robert; grandfather of Michael Glowczewski and Amanda (David) Rapp, step-grandfather of Jonah Kubicek and Asher Howarth; brother of Thomas (Marika) and Raymon (Sandy). Visitation 3-8 pm Thursday and Memorial services 10:30 am Friday at Dryer Funeral Home, Holly. www.dryerfuneralhomeholly.com
MAJEWSKI EMILY Age 84, November 25, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Ralph. Dear mother of Diane (Bo) Kirk and Mike (Sue) Majewski. Loving grandmother of Gregg (Sarah) Kirk, Ed Majewski and Anna Majewski. Loving great-grandmother of Henry. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at the Kaul Funeral Home, 28433 Jefferson Avenue, St. Clair Shores. Visitation Wednesday 3-9 p.m. Inurnment Resurrection Cemetery. kaulfuneralhome.com
McDERMOTT JOHN SR. Age 89, November 24, 2012. Army Air Corp Veteran. Loving and devoted husband to the late Betty Jane. Beloved father to Kathleen Middler (Glenn), Barbara Colley (Ronnie), Joanne White (Craig), Carol Harris (Bill), Kimberly Girard (John), Nina Sadowski (Mark), Amy Bachor, and John Jr. (Sherilyn). Cherished grandfather of 18 and great-grandfather of 21. Funeral Wednesday 12 noon at the A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 32000 Schoenherr Rd. at Masonic, Warren. Visitation Tuesday 2-9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be given to Henry Ford Hospice. ahpeters.com
McELWEE JOHN EDWARD Seminole, FL. Age 72, born October 9, 1940, died November 19, 2012. A promising hockey career was unexpectedly cut short last week. The youngest of six children, John was born in Dearborn, MI. He attended Sacred Heart High School, where he captained both the football and baseball teams. His love of hockey grew while playing and coaching in the Detroit area for many years, often shuttling kids to and from the rink in his VW bus. John is the founder of the Olde Michiganders hockey team, which traveled each year to Florida for tournament play. He was persuaded by these trips to make Florida his home. John skated regularly in Clearwater, FL and coached new players, including his wife Vicki, introducing them to the game he loved. His sense of humor was rivaled only by his good looks, and he enjoyed visits with his three grandchildren both in Florida and at their home in Michigan. He was the son of E.J. and Marie McElwee (neé Vincent); husband of Victoria McElwee (Gabbert); father of John Hugh McElwee (Michael Rash), Matthew C. McElwee (Donna), and Mark A. McElwee (Cory); grandfather of Christine, Patrick, and Eleanor McElwee; and brother of Ellen Stark (Louis), Howard McElwee (deceased), Robert McElwee (Marsha Cole), Phyllis Hall, Kathleen Bach (Ralph). An informal memorial celebration will be held on Saturday, December 1, 2012, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Roma Hall, 32550 Cherry Hill Rd., Garden City, MI, 48135. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, or to a charity of your choice.
McKINNEY JERRY L. Age 70, November 25, 2012. Beloved husband of Carolyn. Loving father of Victoria (Paul) Barbieri and Jerry Jr. Dear brother of Ruth Ann (DeWayne) Garrod and the late David. Visitation Wednesday 5-9 pm at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 ½ Mile Road). In state Thursday 10 a.m. until the time of the Funeral Service at 11 a.m. at Cornerstone Baptist Church. Please share memories at www.Temrowski.com.
NELSON LUELLA MAY Age 86, November 25, 2012 of Novi. Beloved wife of the late John. Loving mother of Deborah (Allen) Cornell and William. Proud grandmother of William (Lisa) Cornell and Rebecca (Robert) Corriveau; great-grandmother of Joshua and Caleb Cornell. Visitation Wednesday 3-9 p.m. at Vermeulen Funeral Home, 980 N. Newburgh Rd (between Ford and Cherry Hill) Westland. Funeral Service Thursday 3 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment Cadillac Memorial Gardens, West. Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society. To share a memory, please visit vermeulenfuneralhome.com.
OAIDA VALERIAN Age 55, November 24, 2012. Beloved husband of Gina. Loving father of Bogdan and Catalina. Dear brother of Alexandru. Funeral Thursday 10 a.m. at the Northrop-Sassaman Funeral Home, 19091 Northville Road., Northville. Visitation Wednesday 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Foundation.
PACZKOWSKI ROBERT J. "BOB" Age 86, a longtime resident and former Mayor of Ferndale, died November 25, 2012. Beloved husband of the late Kay. Loving father of Christine (Bruce) Green, Carol Marcoux (Ken Murney), Patti (Victor) Salazar, Lynne (Greg) Gagner and Kathy (David) Petoskey. Also survived by 10 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Predeceased by siblings, Henry and Irene. Visitation Wednesday 2 9 p.m., service 6 p.m. at Spaulding & Curtin Funeral Directors, 500 W. Nine Mile Rd., Ferndale (1 ½ blks west of Woodward). Interment Thursday 1:30 p.m. at Great Lakes National Cemetery, 4200 Belford Rd., Holly. Memorial contributions to VFW Post 1407, 3323 Chester, Ferndale 48220. www.spauldingcurtin.com
PILSON THELMA M. Age 82. November 25, 2012. Beloved wife of the late William 'Eddie'. Dear mother of Marie Pilson, Debbie (Richard) Powell, Michael, and the late Daniel Pilson. Grandmother of Sarah and Margaret. Private services were held. Arrangements by Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, (734) 427-3800. Family suggests memorials to Margaret's Mission at www.gofundme.com/margaretsmission. www.Santeiufuneralhome.com
PUENTE OFELIA November 25, 2012. Age 90 of Allen Park. Beloved wife of the late Nicolas. Loving mother of Fernando Puente, Mary "Liz" (Bob) Cunningham and Olivia Puente-Smith. Dear sister of Tita. Dearest grandmother of Danny (Shannon) Cunningham, Deanna (Dave) Baldwin, Alexis Puente-Smith. Loving great-grandmother of Nina, Nicolas, Anthony, Julian, Dominic and the late Marina. Ofelia will be deeply missed by family and friends. Visitation Tuesday, November 27, 2012 from 2- 9 p.m at the Allen Park Chapel of Voran Funeral Home, 5900 Allen Rd. (313) 928-2300. In state Wednesday 9:30 a.m. with a 10:00 a.m. Mass of the Resurrection to follow at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, 1721 Junction St, Detroit. Entombment Our Lady of Hope Cemetery. Visit our online guestbook and share memories at www.voranfuneralhome.com
REMER AUDREY Beloved wife of the late Harvey L. Remer and the late Norman F. Flescher. Cherished mother of Melinda (Marty Tieber) Remer, David (Lori) Remer, Barbara (Robert) Liss, Arleen (Brad) Reetz, and the late Ann (Dawn Mead) Flescher. Proud grandmother of Kris and Samantha Tieber, Amanda and Derek Remer, Steven (Angela) Sorkin, Ian (Monica) Rosenfield, Matthew (Ines) Rosenfield, Scott (Jade) Reetz, Bridgette Reetz, and 12 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of the late Diane Blas and the late Sheilah (the late Franklin) Schiff. Devoted daughter of the late Samuel and the late Lillian Katz. SERVICES 1 P.M. WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020. INTERMENT AT ADAT SHALOM MEMORIAL PARK. www.irakaufman.com
SADOW FLORENCE Beloved wife of the late Robert Sadow. Dear mother of Sandy Sadow and Holly Sadow. Also remembered by many loving nieces, nephews, family members and friends. SERVICES WEDNESDAY 1:00 PM AT THE DORFMAN CHAPEL FARMINGTON HILLS 248-406-6000. INTERMENT TO FOLLOW AT CLOVER HILL PARK CEMETERY, BIRMINGHAM or visit www.thedorfmanchapel.com
SHERLOCK JAMES W. Age 82. November 25, 2012. Beloved husband of Ofelia 'Faye'. Dear father of Pamela (Joseph) Errante, James (Claudia), Roxanne (Chris) Fahenstock, and Barbara (John) Bennett. Step-father of Randy (Carol) Smith and Robert Smith. Grandfather and great-grandfather of many. Brother of Joanne Nordman and the late William. Visitation Wednesday 11 a.m. followed by a 1 p.m. funeral service at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 N. Inkster Rd., Garden City (between Ford Rd. and Cherry Hill).
STEWART SUZANNE M. November 26, 2012. Age 80. Beloved wife of Tom. Dear sister of Duane Peavey. Funeral Thursday 1 p.m. from the Chapel of L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, 42600 Ford Rd. (at Lilley Rd.). Family will receive visitors Wednesday 4-6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Angela Hospice would be appreciated. Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at griffinfuneralhome.com.
VALENTE ROBERT "BOB" age 79, passed away on November 22, 2012. Formerly of Walled Lake, Michigan, he was a resident of Florida since 1978. He served in the U.S. Army from 1950 -1951. Bob was an active member of the American Legion in Michigan. He leaves to cherish his memories, loving wife of 60 years, Shirley; daughters, Rhonda Valente of Cape Coral, FL, Catherine Phillips of Wixom, MI,; son, Steven Valente of Redford, MI; grandchildren, Shantelle Huff, Sheena Droke both of Florida, Heather Phillips, Scott Phillips both of Michigan and Justin Valente, Ashley Valente both of Michigan. Bob was preceded in death by son, Charles Valente. A private inurnment will be held at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens, Fort Myers, FL.