ALUZZO PETER J. November 28, 2012. Age 78. Beloved husband of Margaret for 57 years. Loving father of Peter, Chris, Maria (Michael) Huff, Theresa Aluzzo, Bridget Aluzzo, Margaret (Shane) Hollis and Phillip (Julie). Proud and loving grandpa of eight. Predeceased by his loving granddaughter Renee Aluzzo. Dear brother of Vincent (the late Sarah) and Angelo (the late Phyllis). Visitation Friday 3-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Scripture service at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). In state Saturday 12 noon until time of 12:30 p.m. Mass at St. Francis of Assisi and St. Maximillian Kolbe Catholic Church, 62811 New Haven Rd. (E. of North Ave.), Ray Township. Interment, Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton Township. Please share memories with the family at their "Online Guestbook" at WujekCalcaterra.com
BAILEY CLAUDE "CHRIS" Age 64, passed away November 26, 2012 in Mt. Pleasant. Born September 6, 1948 in Pontiac. Class of 1966 at Waterford-Kettering. U.S. Army 1967-1970. Retired in 1998 from General Motors after 32 years. Beloved father of John (Cinnamint) Bailey, Roger Bailey and Christina Bailey. Grandfather of four. Dear brother of Marilyn Rice. Predeceased by parents, Claude and Lillian (Ezell) Bailey; and half-brother, Roger Curtis. Arrangements by Lux Funeral Home-Mt. Pleasant. Online condolences at charlesrlux.com.
BANDA VALERIA Age 86 died peacefully November 28, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Eros Banda. Dear mother of Dianne (Larry) Turner, Donna (Jim) Turner, and the late Michael Banda. Cherished grandmother of Joanna (Noli) Hernandez, Jeffrey Turner, Jonathan (Bianca) Turner, Julie Turner, Lisa (Eric) Rotenheber, and Michael Turner. Proud great-grandmother of six. Sister of Helen (Jim) Meier, Dorothy (Al) Faydenko, Jane (Roy) Gonzales, and the late George Martuneac. Also many nieces and nephews. Visitation at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Road (between 14-15 Mile Rds.) Friday 3-8 p.m. Funeral Mass at St. Anastasia Church, 4571 John R, Troy, Saturday 9:30 a.m. Friends may visit at church beginning at 9 a.m. Memorials appreciated to charity of donor's choice. Obituary and condolences at lynchfuneraldirectors.com.
BARNARD JOHN H. "JACK" Age 87, of Ferndale, died Monday, November 26, 2012, in Royal Oak. He was born August 19, 1925, in Detroit to William and Hazel. John served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a member of the VFW Post 1407 and American Legion. Survived by wife, Betty; sons, John, Thomas (Marylin), James (Solange), Patrick and Michael (Kathy); grandchildren, Tommy, Bobby, Jenny, Kelly, Keri, Melissa, Jake and Ashlee and 14 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by brother, William. Visitation Thursday 2-9 p.m., Rosary 5 p.m., at Spaulding & Curtin Funeral Directors, Ferndale, and Friday 10:30 a.m. until funeral Mass 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Oak Park. Memorial contributions to St. Jude Children's Hospital or Disabled Veterans of America. www.spauldingcurtin.com
BARNETT ANN B. Age 80, November 27, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Joe Barnett. Loving mother of Mark (Pam) and the late Cheryl Barnett and Kimberly VanDyke. Dear grandmother of Heather (Patrick) Fleming, Amanda and Natalie Barnett. Great- grandmother of Ellie, Nathan and Ryan Fleming. Visitation at the R.G. & G.R Harris Funeral Home, 15451 Farmington Rd., Livonia, Thursday from 3-8 p.m. In state at St. Michael Lutheran Church, 7000 N. Sheldon Rd., Canton, Friday from 10 a.m. until Funeral Service at 11 a.m. Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Michael Lutheran Church. Please share a memory at www.rggrharris.com.
BARR MILDRED November 27, 2012. Age 89. Loving wife of the late Richard. Dear mother of Douglas (Doris) and Donna (Martin) Yagley. Dear grandmother of Stephen (Eva) Yagley and Michael Yagley. Dear sister of the late Virginia (the late Arthur) Zoltowski. Dear aunt of Daniel (Lydia) Zoltowski and Joyce (Willard) Whitener. Visitation Friday 3-9 p.m. with a Rosary Service 7:00 p.m. at the Wasik Funeral Home, Inc., 49150 Schoenherr Rd. (north of 22 Mile) Shelby Twp. In state Saturday 9:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. Funeral Mass at St. Anne Church, 32000 Mound Road (South of 14 Mile) Warren. Interment at Resurrection Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.wasikfuneralhome.com
BELAU RONALD J. Age 66, a resident of Harrison Twp., died November 27. Ronald is survived by his wife, Patricia (nee Sliwinski); children Trevor, Brent (Linda), Nicole (Jon) Waske, Dennis Lennox and Jessica (Jeff) Payette; siblings Mary Lee (Ken) Bombalski, Doug (Doralene), Cyndi Kwapich, Dennis (Brenda), Karen, Raymond (Pam); grandchildren Olivia, Brandon, Sean, Scott, Zach Belau and Grace and Emma Waske. Visitation is Friday, November 30, 2-9 p.m. Funeral service is Saturday, December 1 at 11 a.m. (in state 10 a.m.). Both events held at the Lee-Ellena Funeral Home, 46530 Romeo Plank in Macomb. Please leave a memory at www.lee-ellenafuneralhome.com.
BENAVIDES LOUIS J. Age 77, November 26, 2012. Beloved husband to the late Christine for 26 years. Loving father of Louise (Bob) Rubino, Anita, Annette, Veronica (Kal) Fejes, Matthew (Shirley), Cathy, Sue, Tom, Paul and Christopher (Lauren). Grandfather of 15 grandchildren and great-grandfather of two. Family will receive friends Friday, 3-9 p.m. at Kaul Funeral Home, 35201 Garfield Rd., Clinton Twp. Services will be at 11 a.m., Saturday at the funeral home. Please share a memory with the family at www.kaulfuneralhome.com
BETHKE ROBERT CLARENCE of Walker, MI formerly of Clinton Township, MI, born July 6, 1936 in Chicago, IL passed away peacefully at home from lung cancer surrounded by family. Bob was retired from Ford Motor Co., Dearborn, MI as a die maker leader for 44 years. Loving husband of Geraldine "Gerrie" of 55 years; loving father of Rob (Kathy) Bethke, Jenison, MI, Dawn (Kevin) Kelsch of Broomfield, CO and Cheryl (Patrick) Leal of Ortonville, MI. Loving grandfather of Brielle, Brett, Brock, Julian, Joseph, Felicity and Kelly. Survived by sister Carroll (John) Furry, Bruce Bethke, Marilaine (Dan) Wiggins. Bob enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, watching them play sports, enjoyed playing cards, watching the Tigers, Lions, and Red Wings. In his younger years he was an avid deer, duck and goose hunter, he also enjoyed fishing in the U.P. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 2510 Richmond St NW, Grand Rapids MI 49504, Saturday December 1, 11:00 a.m. where he will repose one hour prior. His family will receive visitors Friday November 30 from 6-9 p.m. at the Arsulowicz Brothers Remembrance Mortuary, 3525 Remembrance NW. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Michigan (Pediatrics), 989 Spaulding Ave SE, Ada MI 49301 or St. Jude Children's Hospital. Arsulowicz Brothers Remembrance Mortuary, 616-735-9900.
BIENENFELD DR. HAROLD Beloved husband of the late Ilene S. Bienenfeld, also survived by his former wife, current partner and mother of his children, Joanne Shurgin. Survived by his three sons: Chuck (Ania) Bienenfeld, Douglas (Aileen) Bienenfeld and Joel Bienenfeld. Loving papa of Samantha, Alexandra and Zachary Bienenfeld. Devoted son of the late Samuel and the late Sadie Kastenbaum Bienenfeld. Brother of the late Arnold and the late Solomon Bienenfeld and the late Sylvia (the late Leon) Dreylinger. Brother-in-law of Rose Bienenfeld, Dorothy Bienenfeld and Phyllis Dugan. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, family members and friends. GRAVESIDE SERVICES 11:30 A.M. THURSDAY AT BETH EL MEMORIAL PARK. ARRANGEMENTS BY THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020. www.irakaufman.com
BLOHM KEITH F. passed away suddenly November 9, 2012, age 66 and will be remember by many cousins, friends and associates. He was a former Radio and Television Engineer in Detroit. Memorial visitation Saturday, December 1, 2012 from 10 a.m. until time of Memorial Service 11 a.m at the Ford Funeral Home, 26560 Van Dyke (S. of 11 Mile Rd. or the 696 Expressway).
BROWN ALFRED "AL" Age 92. Beloved husband of the late Doris. Loving father of Dennis, and Kenneth (Elizabeth). Grandfather of Rachel (Alan Boyko), Kelly, and Julie. Visitation will be held on Friday from 4-9pm at the Neely-Turowski Funeral Home in Canton, MI. (Between Sheldon and Canton Center Rd.). Funeral service to be held on Saturday at 10:00am, at the funeral home. www.neely-turowski.com
BUMSTEAD LOIS M. November 28, 2012, Age 91. Beloved wife of the late Wilfred. Loving mother of Dennis (Darlene), Melanie (Larry) Eddy, June Neuman, Judy Brayman and David (Angel). Dear sister of Charles Smith and Pat (Dorienne) Smith. Also survived by 10 grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Resting at the L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, 42600 Ford Road, (west of Lilley) Friday, 2-9 p.m. Scripture service at 7 p.m. In state Saturday, 9:30 a.m. at St. Thomas a'Becket Catholic Church, 555 N. Lilley (north of Cherry Hill) until time of Mass at 10 a.m. Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at griffinfuneralhome.com.
CAPIZZO MYRA Age 73, of Lexington, passed away November 27. Wife of John P. Mother of Diane L. Capizzo, Darlene A. Williams and Daniel John Capizzo; sister of Norbert, Eldric, and Timothy Caron; eight grand children, two great-great-grandchildren. Memorial 11 a.m. December 1 at St. Denis Catholic Church, Lexington. www.pomeroyfuneralhomes.com
CLARKE BARBARA A. (NEE: HAFELI), Age 77, November 11, 2012. Dearest daughter of the late Walter and Rose Hafeli. Loving sister of Mary (Robert) Pylar, sister-in-law of Betty Hafeli and the late James and Gerald (Mary) Hafeli. Active member of Stagecrafters Theatre Royal Oak. Memorial Visitation Friday 9-10am with a 10am Mass at St. Margaret of Scotland Catholic Church. Arrangements entrusted to the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 ½ Mile Road). Please share memories at www.Temrowski.com.
COLLINS PHYLLIS Beloved wife of the late Larry Collins. Cherished mother of Marjie (Alan) Benson, Brenda (Jim) Fields, Brad (Karen) Collins and Leslie (Oscar) Schwartz. Loving grandmother of Wendy (Zach) Levine, Richard Benson, Casey Fields, Jake (Nicole) Fields, Noah and Seth Collins, Max, Samantha and Joey Schwartz. Proud great grandmother of Lucas James Fields. Dear aunt of Barry Bershad. Loving sister of Marvin (Winnie) Silberman. Sister-in-law of Sylvia Bershad. SERVICES 10:00 A.M. THURSDAY MORNING AT THE DAVIDSON/HERMELIN CHAPEL AT CLOVER HILL PARK CEMETERY. ARRANGEMENTS BY THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL 248-569-0020. www.irakaufman.com
COURTADE EUNICE (TREVISAN) Age 81, of Grandville, passed away on Thanksgiving morning and went to be with her Heavenly Father, Thursday, November 22, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Courtade; her parents, Victor and Ithalia (Scala) Trevisan; and her brother, Edward Trevisan. Eunice will be lovingly remembered by her children, Dr. Christine Courtade Hirsch, Mark (Ruth) Courtade, Brian (Terry Jo) Courtade, Kathleen (Matthew) Collins, Bruce (Jennifer) Courtade, Mary Therese Courtade; her 12 grandchildren; six great grandchildren; her brother, Roy (Mary) Trevisan; her sisters-in-law, Fran (Larry Dec.) Courtade and Eileen (Ed Dec.) Trevisan. Eunice was had a passion for education and served on the North Dearborn Heights School Board as President and the Lawrence School Board. She was involved in the Michigan Association of School Boards and she received honors such as Master Board Member and the Distinguished Service Award. Eunice loved to sew, making theatre costumes, items for family and she was an award-winning doll maker. She also served many years as Church Organist at St. Sabina in Dearborn Heights and St. Mary's Parish in Paw Paw. To keep sharp she enjoyed playing games and working puzzles of all kinds. Eunice loved her cats and enjoyed sharing their company. The family will receive visitors from 4 to 8 PM Monday, November 26, at Cook Funeral Home in Grandville, 4235 Prairie St. SW (west building). Funeral mass was held 11am Tuesday, at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 3937 Wilson Ave. in Grandville. Fr. Chris Rouech will be officiating. Interment will be at St. Mary's Cemetery in Paw Paw, MI. In honor of Eunice, contributions may be made to Cambridge Manor Benevolence Fund or Youth With A Mission (YWAM). The family welcomes memories and messages in their guestbook online at www.cookcares.com.
DeKARSKY RUSSELL E. November 23, 2012, age 87. Beloved husband of the late Pauline. Dear brother of Howard (Shirley). Loving uncle of Kathy, Janice (Gary), Deborah, Susan, Linda (Gordon) and Stephen (Megan). Cousin of Carol. Also survived by many great and great-great nieces and nephews. Russell served in the Pacific Theatre in WWII witnessing the U.S. flag being raised on Iwo Jima. Funeral Friday 7 pm from the Dearborn Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 22546 Michigan Ave. with Masonic Service in the evening. Visitation Friday 3-7 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, Midwest Affiliate, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674. www.howepeterson.com
DONAVAN GERALD "GERRY" R. Age 46, November 27, 2012. Beloved son of Dana Dorton. Boyfriend of Sandy Cohen. Brother of Debra Donavan and Darren Dorton. Gerald is also survived by four nieces and one nephew. Visitation Friday 3-8 p.m. with Funeral Services Saturday 12:00 p.m. at Edward Swanson & Son Funeral Home, 30351 Dequindre, Madison Heights, MI. Memorials to Gleaners Food Bank or donor's choice.
FORD THOMAS D. November 26, 2012. Age 68. Born in Troy, MI and longtime resident of Woodbridge and the Cass Corridor of Detroit, MI. He was an experienced cabinet maker and involved in historic home restoration. Brother of George "Bill" (the late Serena), Nancy Stewart (Mel), James (Joy) and Kate Beebe (Robert). Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Memorial service Friday 11:00 a.m. at Christ Church Cranbrook, St. Paul Chapel, Lone Pine west of Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills. Memorial tributes to the charity of donor's choice. A.J. Desmond & Sons (248) 549-0500. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
FURCI WILLIAM A. of St. Clair Shores, MI, born June 17, 1925 in Detroit passed away on November 27, 2012 at the age of 87. He was predeceased by his parents Domenico and Whilomina Furci and his brother Joseph D. Furci. William was a veteran of WWII where he served in the European Theater, and was a member of the VFW Walter F. Bruce Post #1146 in St. Clair Shores. William was a loving brother, uncle, great- uncle, companion and friend. He is survived by his sister, Marie Josephine (William) Schwan; dear companion and friend, Shirley Alger; nephews and nieces: James (Joy) Schwan, Gina Johnsen, Linda (Rob) Dearman and Carri (John) Perry; great-nephews and nieces: Tim, Chris and Abigail Schwan, Kristina Johnsen, Katherine, Allison, Emily and Isabella Dearman, Connor and Joseph Perry. The Family will receive visitors Saturday, December 1st from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m., followed by a funeral service at 11:30 a.m. at the Kaul Funeral Home, 28433 Jefferson Ave, St. Clair Shores. Interment services with military honors will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Detroit. www.Kaulfuneralhome.com
GALLAGHER JOAN November 23, 2012. Age 84. Dear mother of Debbie (Mike) Sapien and Colleen (Glen) Patterson-Navoy. Also survived by one brother; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Resting at the L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, 7707 Middlebelt Road (at Ann Arbor Trail), Thursday, 2:30-9 p.m. Rosary 7 p.m. In state Friday, 10 a.m. at St. Theodore Catholic Church, 8200 N. Wayne Rd. (S. of Joy), until time of Mass at 10:30 a.m. Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at griffinfuneralhome.com
GIANGRANDE JANE MARY Age 90, November 24, 2012. Loving wife of the late Angelo. Dearest mother of Brian (Diane), Gail (John) Siekkinen and Alan (Lynn). Loving grandmother of Toby, Corey, Megan, Ian, Evan, Anna and Daren. Sister of Jessica Gorski, Theresa Wolski, and the late Helen Kowalik and Anthony Szymanski. Visitation Wednesday 4-8:00 p.m. and Thursday 2-8:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. Rosary at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 N. Inkster Rd., Garden City (Between Ford Rd. and Cherry Hill). In state Friday 10:00 a.m. followed by the 10:30 a.m. Mass at St. Dunstan Catholic Church, 1515 Belton (two blocks west of Inkster Road, two blocks south of Ford Road). Memorials suggested to church. www.SanteiuFuneralHome.com
GILLIES ISSY (ISBEL) Age 76. November 24, 2012. Preceded in death by parents Helen and Duncan and brothers Daniel and Peter. Survived by twin sister Grace Lindsey and sister Jean (Robert) Ward; nephews Phillip, David (Tim), Steven, Neil (Renee), Glen (Maria), and Scot (Connie). Also survived by many loving great and great-great-nieces and nephews. Visitation Friday 6-8 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. until time of service 10 a.m. at the Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 Six Mile Rd., Livonia. Interment Roseland Park Cemetery. www.harryjwillfuneralhome.com
HAHN EDMUND W. Age 78, November 26, 2012. Beloved husband of Nancy. Dear father of Laura (Jean Iannone), Michael (Lisa), Kathleen (Jeff) Hahn-Pelto, Mark (Anne), Donna Hahn-Becker, Matthew (Julie) and Kristin (Chris) Rockensuess. Grandfather of nine. Visitation Thursday 2-9pm with a 7pm Scripture Service at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 N. Inkster Rd., Garden City (Between Ford Rd. and Cherry Hill). In state Friday 12 noon until 1pm Mass at St. Dunstan Catholic Church, 1515 Belton (2 blocks west of Inkster, 2 blocks south of Ford Rd.). Memorials suggested to Hospice of Michigan. www.santeiufuneralhome.com
HOENIG SHELDON I. Age 71 of Southfield, died Nov 28, 2012. He is survived by Laena Hoenig his wife, partner and friend of 52 years, dear father of Shari (Stephan) Hoenig-Moore and Lori Hoenig. Loving grandfather of Sarah Hoenig-Moore. Beloved brother of Fay (Leon) Siegel and Rosalind (Stanley) Zwick and brother-in-law of Audrey and William Fine. Also remembered by many loving nieces, nephews, family members and friends. Contributions may be made to Yad Ezra or the charity of one's choice. SERVICES TODAY, 11:00 A.M. AT THE DORFMAN CHAPEL, FARMINGTON HILLS (248) 406-6000. INTERMENT TO FOLLOW AT THE ADAT SHALOM MEM. PARK CEMETERY or visit www.thedorfmanchapel.com
HOWE MARY J. Age 79 November 25, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Hobert "Bill". Dear mother of Mark G. (Esther), Lori Richardson, Darrell (Marilee) and Beth Simmons. Grandmother of Buffy, Joshua, Danae, Mateo, Jenny, Jessica, Erin, Emily, Joseph, Tommy, Brad, Chad and the late Markie and Jon. Great- grandmother of 13. Sister of Harriet Fennelly. Visitation Friday 2-8 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 N. Inkster Rd., Garden City (Between Ford Rd. and Cherry Hill). In state Saturday 9:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. Mass at St. Raphael Catholic Church, 31530 Beechwood (at Merriman Road, two blocks north of Ford Rd.). www.Santeiufuneralhome.com
KLEIN MARILYN It is with great sadness that the family of Marilyn Ruth Klein, age 84, announces the passing of their dear Mother on Monday, November 26, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Philip Richard Klein, loving mother of Martha (Steve) Mandernach, John (Denise) Klein, Carl (Michelle) Klein and grandmother of Patricia, Matthew, Katherine Mandernach, and Elizabeth and Philip Klein. Marilyn passed peacefully with her daughter Martha and granddaughter Patrica at her side. Her ashes will be interred Sunday, December 2, 2012, in the memorial garden of the Newburgh United Methodist Church, 36500 Ann Arbor Trail, Livonia, MI 48150 at 2:00 pm, with a memorial service following at 3:00pm.
KLUEGER DAVID SCOTT Beloved father of Ethan Klueger. Dear son of Herbert and Ruth Klueger. Devoted brother of Jeffrey (Bridget) Klueger, Dr. Debra B. Klueger and Tracey (Paul) Shelton. Dearest grandson of the late Flora Klueger and the late Irwin and Helen Leviant. Also survived by special friend, Nathalie McCarron and nieces and nephews, Matthew, Tessa, Holly, Jacob and Hayden. SERVICES FRIDAY, 2:00 PM AT THE DORFMAN CHAPEL, FARMINGTON HILLS (248) 406-6000. INTERMENT TO FOLLOW AT MACHPELAH CEMETERY, FERNDALE or visit www.thedorfmanchapel.com
KOPACZ JULIAN Age 96. November 26, 2012. Beloved husband of Pelagia. Dear father of Gregory M. Grandfather of Samantha A. and Gregory A. Brother of Isabelle Becket and Irene. Visitation Thursday 4-8 p.m. Funeral service Friday 10 a.m. at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 N. Inkster Rd., Garden City (btwn. Ford Rd. & Cherry Hill). www.Santeiufuneralhome.com
KOTELES MARY ANN Age 78. November 28, 2012 of Woodhaven. Beloved wife of Charles. Loving mother of Cathy (Robert) Kotylo, Linda (Randy) Knockeart, Curt, and Craig (Traci). Also survived by nine grandchildren, three great grandchildren, and one brother. Visitation Friday 1 - 9 p.m., John Molnar Funeral Home, 23700 West Road, Brownstown. In state Saturday 9:30 a.m., until time of Mass, 10 a.m., St. Timothy's Catholic Church, 2901 Manning, Trenton. www.molnarfuneralhome.com
KOTLINSKI EUGENE F. 89 of Livonia, retired Battalion Chief, Detroit Fire Department, died peacefully on November 7, 2012. Survived by his beloved wife Mary; sons Eugene and Joseph, daughter Paulette (Longe); grandchildren Adam, Ryan, Maria, Lea, Jessica and Joslyn; sisters Charlotte, Delores and Lillian. Funeral Mass on December 1, 2012, at St. Colette's Church in Livonia. In state in Church Chapel at 9:30 am followed by Mass at 10:00 am.
KOWALSKI ARTHUR P. "ARCHIE", 78, November 26, 2012. Beloved husband of the late Amelia "Minnie". Loving father of Ed Choike and Margaret Morelli. Survived by brothers Edward (Lorraine) and Richard, also grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Funeral Friday 12 Noon at A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Ave. at Vernier Rd., Grosse Pointe Woods, with visitation Wednesday and Thursday 2-8 p.m. ahpeters.com
La PRATT WILLIAM J., November 26, 2012. Beloved husband of Debbie. Dearest father of Danielle (Sam) Ball, Brian, and Eric (Rosalind). Loving grandfather of Sammy and Benny Ball. Dear brother of Patricia Baird, and the late Deloras, James, Virginia, and Gertrude. Mr. La Pratt was the co-owner and co-founder of Art-Is-In Market. Visitation Thursday 4-8pm, Friday 1-8pm, Rosary 7pm at McCabe Funeral Home, 31950 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. In state Saturday 9:30am until time of Mass 10am at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, 23815 Power Rd., Farmington. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the William La Pratt Foundation. www.mccabefuneralhome.com
LASH EDWARD GEORGE Age 94 of Huntington Woods, passed away November 28, 2012. Beloved husband of the late Anne (2007). Loving father of Edward (Sharon) Lash, Stephen (Kathleen) Lash, and Matthew Lash. Proud grandfather of Sarah, Stephanie, Michael, Elizabeth, Mark and Christopher. Dear brother of the late George Lash and the late Agnes Marhevko. Mr. Lash served our country proudly in the Air Force during World War II and was a Chief Engineer in the Tool and Die Design industry. The family will receive friends Thursday 5-9 p.m. and Friday 1-9 p.m. at the Sawyer-Fuller Funeral Home, 2125 12 Mile Rd. (2 Blocks W. of Woodward) Berkley. There will be a 7:30 p.m. Scripture service on Friday. Mr. Lash will lie in state on Saturday 10:30 a.m. until the time of Mass 11 a.m. at Our Lady of La Salette Catholic Church, 2600 Harvard (1/2 Mile N of 11 Mile on Coolidge) Berkley. Burial at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield to follow. The family would appreciate memorial contributions be made to the church. Share your memories at www.sawyerfuller.com
MARCHWINSKI ALEX ANDREW, 87, November 8, 2012. Beloved husband of Faye for 66 years. Loving father of Sandra (Mike) Thomas, Carl, Kurt (Margaret), Mike (Lynne), Alex Jr. (Mary Ann), Chris, Tom; 15 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; siblings Edward (Annie), Patricia (Don) Brooks. Predeceased by son Terry and brother Charles. Visitation 9:30 a.m. December 1st at St. Sylvester Church, 11200 12 Mile Rd., Warren, MI, Mass at 10:00 a.m. Donations to Hope Hospice, Fort Myers, Florida.
MARTINEZ ROSE M. Age 81,of Fraser, died November 27, 2012. Resided in Fraser Woods Senior Apartments for over 10 years where she enjoyed playing pinochle and bingo. She also enjoyed trips to the casino. She was retired from Rite Aid. Loving mother of George (Mary) Martinez, Richard (Renee) Martinez, Pamela VanDaele, Dean Martinez, Cynthia (Richard) Martinez and Gregory (Paula) Martinez, sister of Robert (Wanda) Pilette, grandmother of 14, great- grandmother of three, with one on the way. She was predeceased by sisters Adele Brockette and Elsie Farmer, brother David Pilette Jr., son-in-law; Richard VanDaele and grandson Anthony Martinez. Funeral service on Saturday, December 1st at 11:00 a.m. at Young Funeral Home, China Twp. Visitation Friday 2-8 p.m. and Saturday 9-11 a.m. Memorials to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, National Kidney Foundation or American Diabetes Association. www.youngcolonial.com
PEACH SHELIA MARIE "SHELLY" Age 54 of Howell, passed away at home on Tuesday, November 27, 2012. Born February 9, 1958 in Brighton, Michigan, she was the daughter of John "Jack" B. and Madeline Francis (Clash) McCasey. A lifelong area resident of Howell, Shelly is survived by her beloved husband Kevin L. of 35 years whom she married in Brighton, MI on June 18, 1977. Loving mother of Chris and Aaron Peach, both of Howell, sister of Jacqueline "Jackie" (Tom) Minahan of Gainesville, FL, nephews; Tommy (Julie) Minahan of Phoenix, AZ and Kevin Minahan of Gainesville, FL. She was preceded in death by her son Shane Michael Peach in 1999. Visitation Friday 2-4, 6-8 p.m. and Saturday, 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. with funeral services 1:00 p.m. at MacDonald's Funeral Home Howell (517-546-2800). Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Joseph Mercy Woodland Cancer Clinic, 7575 Grand River Rd., Brighton, 48114 or to Great Lakes Caring Hospice 7927 Nemco Way, Ste. 275, Brighton, MI 48116. Please sign the family's online guestbook at www.macdonaldsfuneralhome.com
POLAN STEPHEN F. November 28, 2012, age 59 of Wayne. Dear brother of Cathy (Ralph) Smith, Susan (Dennis Kaiser) Milligan and James (Sherry). Funeral Saturday 3 p.m. at the Uht Funeral Home, 35400 Glenwood Rd., Westland. Family will receive friends Saturday 11-3 p.m. Please visit and sign a tribute at www.uhtfh.com.
PRESS CAROL L. Age 74, November 26, 2012, resident of Hazel Park, MI, retired from Madison School District. Dear mother of Kelly (Kim) Press, Corinne Press, Michael (Diana) Press and David (Michelle) Press. Loving grandmother of 12. Visitation Friday 3-8 p.m. with funeral services Saturday 10 a.m. at Edward Swanson & Son Funeral Home, 30351 Dequindre, Madison Heights, MI 48071. Interment White Chapel Cemetery. Memorials: American Stroke Association. Share a memory at edwardswansonandsonfuneralhome.com
REA VERA Y. November 27, 2012, age 81. Beloved wife of the late Frederick. Dear sister of Marthe Haldeman. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral Liturgy Saturday 10:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church (Military and Michigan Ave.). Visitation Friday 5-8 p.m. at the Dearborn Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 22546 Michigan Ave. Rosary Friday evening. Memorial contributions may be made to charities of choice. www.howepeterson.com
SCHIFF SAM Beloved husband of 71 years of Rosalind Schiff. Cherished father of Karen (Joseph) Hirsch and Steven (Andy) Schiff. Loving grandfather of Yaniv Schiff and the late Yossi Schiff. SERVICES 1:00 PM THURSDAY AFTERNOON AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL. 248-569-0020. INTERMENT AT ADAT SHALOM MEMORIAL PARK. www.irakaufman.com.
SCHOEN GENEVIEVE November 27, 2012. Age 93 of Dearborn. Beloved wife of the late Dr. Z. John. Loving mother of Nancy (Donald) Dignan and Paul Schoen. Dearest grandmother of Shane. Visitation Friday, November 30, 2012 from 2-9 p.m. Rosary at 7 p.m. at the Dearborn Chapel of Voran Funeral Home, 23701 Ford Road. (313) 278-5100. In state Saturday 9:00 a.m. with a 9:30 a.m. Mass of the Resurrection to follow at Church of the Divine Child, 1055 N. Silvery Lane, Dearborn. Interment St. Hedwig Cemetery. Visit our online guestbook and share memories at www.voranfuneralhome.com
SCRUGGS BARBARA ANN Age 76, passed away November 27, 2012. Beloved wife of the late William for 32 wonderful years of marriage. Devoted mother of Craig (Kathleen), Scott, Bruce (Marie-Jose`) and Alison (Michael) Blodgett. Cherished grandmother of Gwen, Hannah, Michala, Daniel, William, Sawyer and Marie-Claire. The Scruggs family will be receiving family and friends 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 Ryan). Funeral Service will be Saturday 10 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, 37635 Dequindre Road Troy, MI 48083. Barbara will lie in state at 9 a.m. until time of service. Interment Glen Eden Cemetery, Livonia, MI. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
SITARSKI MARY ELLEN Age 75, November 27, 2012. Beloved mother of Robert (Brigette), Daniel (Laurie), Michael (Kimberly) and Karen (Robert) Hackard. Grandmother of Lauren, Nolan, Megan, Joshua, Jacob, Jenna, Joseph, Amy, Abby, Keith, Nina and Ian. Sister of Cathy Ryan. Visitation Friday 2-8pm with a 7pm Scripture Service at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 N. Inkster Rd., Garden City (Between Ford Rd. and Cherry Hill). In state Saturday 9:30am until 10am Mass at St. Valentine Catholic Church, 25881 Dow, Redford (at Beech Daly, South of 5 Mile Rd.) Family suggest memorials to the Alzheimer's Association of Michigan. www.santeiufuneralhome.com
SOBCZAK EUGENIA Age 93, passed away November 28, 2012. Beloved wife of Edmund A. for 69 years. Loving mother of Doris (Paul) Triemstra, Jan DiVergilio and Edmund R. (Janice). Dearest grandmother of Todd (Renee), Scott and Ryan. Great-grandmother of Lauryn, Katelyn and Annika. Visitation Friday from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Sterling Heights Chapel of the E.J. Mandziuk & Son Funeral Directors, 3801 18 Mile (NW corner of Ryan). Scripture Service 7:00 p.m. Funeral Service Saturday, in state 9:30 a.m. with Mass at 10:00 a.m. at St. Jane Frances deChantal Catholic Church, Ryan Road, south of 17 Mile Road. Interment White Chapel Cemetery. View online guestbook at www.mandziukfuneralhome.com
STANEK THOMAS J. 70, of Sylvan Lake, November 27, 2012. Beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather and great grandfather. Funeral Ceremony Saturday, December 1, 10:00 am, at the Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, 23720 Farmington Rd., (btw. 9-10 Mile Rds., just N of Grand River), downtown Farmington (248-474-5200). Visitation Friday 1-9 pm. heeney-sundquist.com
STANKO JOHN W. November 22, 2012. Age 73. Loving husband of Brenda for 53 years. Dear father Susan Gibbs (Joe), Elizabeth Harnadek (David), John (Linda) and Jennifer Enoch (Matt). Beloved grandfather of Joey, Maddie, Nick, Steve, Chris, Jenna and Matthew. Brother of Carole Graf (Larry) and Barbara Duggan (Tom). Family will receive friends at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward (btwn 13-14 Mile), Saturday (December 15th) 9 a.m. until Memorial Service at 12 p.m. Memorials to Kidney Foundation of Michigan. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
STICKLEY DANA WHITE November 23, 2012, Age 48. Most important to Dana was her family, husband and children. Magnificent wife of David for 14 years. Devoted mother of Bryce David and Ian Michael. Cherished daughter of Henry and Bessie White. Lovingly supportive sister of Tracy Weeden (Larry), Perry White (Robin), Hope Campbell (Earl). Sister-in-law of Lula White (David), Jennifer White and Joanna White. Memorial service Saturday, December 1st 10a.m. at The Congregational Church of Birmingham, 1000 Cranbrook Rd., Bloomfield Hills. Instead of flowers family prefers financial contributions to Bryce and Ian's College Fund, c/o David Stickley, 32515 Woodward Ave., Royal Oak, MI or the Dana White Stickley Scholarship Fund at Kettering University. A.J. Desmond & Sons 248-549-0500. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
STOLZENFELD THOMAS J. Age 73 of Reed City (formerly of Harrison Twp.) passed away November 25, 2012. Thomas was a member of the American Legion Post 0225 and a Veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard during the Viet Nam Era. Beloved husband of Roberta. Dear father of Jim (Jean) Stolzenfeld and Wendy Stolzenfeld. Dear brother of the late Merton Stolzenfeld. Friends may call at Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 8459 Hall Rd. (3 blks. E. of Van Dyke) Utica from 3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Thursday. Funeral service 12:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home where friends may also visit 1 hour prior to the service time. Memorials suggested to the American Heart, Lung, or Diabetes Association. www.sullivanfuneraldirectors.com