AIELLO VITO Age 92 November 29, 2012. Beloved husband of the late Catherine. Loving father of Leonard (Sue), Peter (Dawn), William (Tricia), JoAnn (Joseph) Phillips, Michael (the late Judy), and Christopher. Proud grandfather of 17 and great-grand-father of 17 and the late Adriane. Predec-eased by seven brothers and sisters. Visitation at the Sterling Heights Chapel of the Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 13650 East Fifteen Mile Road (at Schoenherr) Friday 2-9 p.m. with evening Rosary. Funeral Saturday, in state 9:00 a.m. St. Edmund Catholic Church, 14025 Twelve Mile Road, Warren until time of Mass 9:30 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Memories shared at www.bcfh.com
ALEXANDER LEO ELIAS (VOYIATZIS) was born in Greece on December 27 to Alexandros and Chrysanthi Voyiatzis, the oldest of two children. Leo's parents were refugees from Constantinople and immigrated to Greece during the early 1900s. Leo grew up in Pagrati/Vironas area of Athens and was active in the Greek Boy Scouts. Leo was an intensely curious child who loved to tinker with gadgets and mechanical items. This love continued throughout his life. Leo began his journey to the U.S. as a youth aboard the Nea Ellas ship. He first arrived in New Brunswick, Canada and began his college education in pursuit of a mechanical engineering degree. Upon graduation he was employed briefly with Western Electric before moving on to Boeing Aircraft in Seattle. Eventually he moved to Buffalo New York before settling in Detroit, Michigan until mid 2012. During his years in Detroit, Leo was employed at Park Davis Pharmaceutical Company as a Research and Development Engineer before starting his own company, Advance Enameling Inc. It was here that Leo thrived emotionally and personally while running his own company as he had never before. He loved the excitement and challenge of the day to day details until he retired. Leo came out of retirement to help his wife Rita Kostopoulos-Alexander, the love of his life, prosper in her law firm. They worked side by side every moment of the day until his death. Finally, on September 13, 2012 Leo and Rita moved Palo Alto, finally fulfilling their year's long dream of living in California. Leo died on November 8, 2012 after a long illness. Leo was the kindest, most loving man who loved life and always had a smile on his face. He will be missed and loved forever. Leo was the proud and loving husband of Rita Kostopoulos-Alexander. He was the proud and loving father of Lydia (Rajil Kapoor) and Michael (Shannon) and grandfather of Jaya, Ari, Deven, Luca, Malcolm and Fiona. Private memorial service to be held November 18, 2012 at St. John Greek Orthodox Church.
BAKER MADELYN J. (NEE AZZOPARDI) Age 52 - November 29, 2012 - Beloved wife of James. Loving sister of Sharron (Ronald) Champine, Richard (Cynthia) Azzopardi, JoAnne (the late Frederick) Wythe, Joseph (Teresa) Azzopardi, Tammy (Charles) Paquette, and the late Carolyn (Arlen) Marshall. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents, Joseph & Margaret Azzopardi. Visitation Saturday 5-9 pm and Sunday 2-9 pm with a 7 pm Rosary Service at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 1/2 Mile Road). In state Monday 9:00 am until the time of her funeral Mass at 9:30 am at St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church. Memorial contributions may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society - Michigan Chapter. Please share memories at www.Temrowski.com.
BAKER CAROL ANNE, Age 59, suddenly November 27, 2012. Beloved wife of Dennis Ollar. Dearest mother of Amanda Francis. Dear sister of Susan (Dan), Douglas (Cathy) and William. Family will receive friends Saturday, December 1 from noon until 3 p.m. at The Fisher Funeral Home, 24501 Five Mile (Btw Beech Daly and Telegraph) Redford Twp. (313) 535-3030. In lieu of flowers family suggests donations to the Michigan Humane Society.
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.
BARRACO WILLIAM PATRICK Age 83 of Gibraltar. November 29, 2012. Loving husband of Pauline. Dearest father of Joseph, Grace (Joel) Karczewski, N. Maria (Juergen) Plischke, Philip (Therese) and Paula (Keith) Moore. Dear son of the late Joseph and Grace. Brother of the late Leta Bommarito and Catherine Saputo. Nine grandchildren. Visitation today Friday 1-8 p.m. at the R.J. Nixon Funeral Home, Wyandotte. Funeral Mass Saturday 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Grosse Ile. Burial Michigan Memorial Park.
BARTO RUDOLPH "RUDY" November 28, 2012 of Troy. Devoted husband of college sweetheart Kay for 57 years. Dear father of Mary Beth Morrison (Bill), Karen Abdo (Cy), Stephen (Judy), Bill (Maureen), Susan Gallaway (Bret) and Michael (Jenny). Also 17 grandchildren. Preceded in death by son John and granddaughter Hope Andrea. Son of the late Louis and Rosie Barto. Family will receive friends Sunday 2-8 p.m. at A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Road (between Maple and Big Beaver) with Prayers at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass Monday 11 a.m. at St. Hugo of the Hills Church, 2215 Opdyke Rd., Bloomfield Hills. Visitation at church begins 10:30 a.m. Rite of Committal Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Memorial tributes to St. Hugo Endowment Fund. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
BRIGGS WALTER OWEN III 77, loving husband, father and brother passed away peacefully Saturday, November 24 in the company of his wife and children. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Gwen Briggs; his eight children and their spouses, Walter IV (Andrea), Lois (Terry Swartzell), Laura (Jon Knowles), Harvey (Lisa), Grace, Charles (Lynn), Christopher (Carlin) and Philip (Heide); 22 grandchildren and his brothers Basil M. "Mickey" Briggs and James R. Briggs. Services at St. Paul's on the Green Episcopal Church, Norwalk, 1 p.m., December 8. Donations may be made to Seabury Academy of Music & the Arts, 60 East Ave, Norwalk, CT 06851 or Child Guidance Center of Mid-Fairfield County (childguidancemfct.org). Share a memory: hoytcognettafuneralhome.com.
CERESNIE SOPHIE Beloved wife of the late Sol Ceresnie. Cherished mother of Steven (Patty) Ceresnie, Edward Ceresnie, Michael (Paula) Ceresnie, Glenn (Nancy) Ceresnie, and Janice Ceresnie (Ching) Liang. Loving Nanny of Sharon Ceresnie (Dr. Daniel) Sorkin, Barbara Ceresnie, Eric (Angela) Ceresnie, Justin (Ashley) Ceresnie, Benjamin Shapiro, Brian (Robyn Berlin) Shapiro, Aaron (Clare) Ceresnie, Jeffrey Ceresnie, Jordan (Amber) Ceresnie, Sarah Liang, and Jonathan Liang. Proud great grandmother of Dalia Skye Ceresnie and Charlie Jude Sorkin. Sister of the late George Horwich. Sister-in-law of Geri Horwich. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews and her loving caregiver Eurania Shelton-Pruitt. SERVICES 2 PM SUNDAY AFTERNOON AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL. 248-569-0020. INTERMENT AT ADAT SHALOM MEMORIAL PARK. www.irakaufman.com
CONTE BARBARA A. November 28, 2012, age 77. Beloved wife of David. Dear mother of Colleen, David (Lois), Paul (Kristin) and the late Daniel and Patrick. Also survived by five grandchildren. Sister of Lottie Morris. Visitation at the Ford Funeral Home, 26560 Van Dyke (S of 11 Mile Rd. or the 696 Expressway) Sunday from 2:00-9:00 p.m. In state Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church, 11071 Eleven Mile Rd., Warren, MI Monday from 10:00 a.m. until time of Services at 11:00 a.m.
COUVREUR ARTHUR HECTOR Age 86, passed away at home on November 29, 2012 after a lengthy struggle with cancer. Beloved husband for 62 years of Mary Winifred (nee Proffitt). Loving father of Robert, Diane, James (Elizabeth), Kathleen (Robert) Crowdus, Thomas, John Devine, David (Dori) and Michelle (David) Skiba. Ten grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Art was a veteran of World War II. He was a builder of homes on the east side of Detroit for many years, and in later years sold commercial real estate. He was a devoted husband and father. His greatest joy was his family and the many outings and holidays they spent together. His memorial is his legacy and the wonderful memories we all will cherish forever. Visitation Saturday 3-7 pm and Sunday 2-7 pm at Kaul Funeral Home, 28433 Jefferson, St. Clair Shores. Funeral service Monday 10 am at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Salvation Army. Please share a memory of Arthur at www.kaulfuneralhome.com
DeGUIRE JOSEPH DONALD November 28, 2012, age 89. Beloved husband of Yvonne. Loving father of Claudette (Kenneth) Opland. Dearest grandfather of Michelle Creamer (Tim), Geoffrey, Joseph and Jennifer Opland. Dear brother of Dolores Sherman. Visitation, Friday 2-9 p.m. at the David J. Wysocki Funeral Home, 29440 Ryan Rd., (one block n. of 12 Mile), Warren, with a Scripture service recited at 7 p.m. In state, Saturday 11:30 a.m. at St. Louise Church, 2500 12 Mile Rd., Warren until the funeral Mass at 12 noon.
FILION GERMAIN R. 79 of Farwell, died Wednesday, November 28, 2012. He was born February 6, 1933 in Dearborn. United in marriage to Diane Tomczak-Steele on June 14, 1985 in Hazel Park. He had retired from Reichhold Chemical in 1992. Loving husband of Diane; father of Margaret Jeanne (Bruce) MacKellar; brother of Joanne Neale, Paul and Maurice; grandfather of Bryant, Jason and David; and two great grandchildren. Visitation Friday, November 30, 2012, 5-9 p.m. at the Clare Chapel of Stephenson-Wyman Funeral Home in Clare with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Services Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Clare. Cemetery Services and Burial Monday, December 3 at the Roseland Park Cemetery in Berkley. Memorial contributions to The Province of St. Joseph of the Capuchin Order. On-line condolences may be left at www.stephenson-wyman.com
HAWKINS DENIS M. Age 61, November 29, 2012. Beloved husband of Pam. Dear father of Melanie Romanoski, Ashley Hawkins, Josh Grissom and Ashley (Edward Grant) Grissom. Grandfather of Malakai. Brother of Gary (Dorie) Hawkins and Gail (Charles) Gwizdala. Visitation Saturday, December 1, 2012 from 1-5 p.m. Querfeld Funeral Home, 1200 Oakwood, Dearborn followed by a 5 p.m. funeral service. www.querfeldfuneralhome.com
IDEN JACK Beloved husband of 64 years of Shirlee Iden. Cherished father of Tzviah Iden, Elaine (Alex) Cheshin, Bruce (Lee) Iden, the late Robert Iden and the late Linda Iden. Loving Saba of Arik (Sarit) Cheshin, Maya Cheshin (Tsur) Yahav, Dahna (Donnie) Abitbul, Daniel Iden, Jesse Iden and Jenna Iden. Proud great-grandfather of six. Brother of the late Captain Ruben Iden, the late Isadore (the late Lillian) Iden and the late Samuel (the late Mary) Iden. SERVICES 12 P.M. SUNDAY AFTERNOON AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020. INTERMENT AT ADAT SHALOM MEMORIAL PARK. www.irakaufman.com
KAUFMANN MARGARET MARY Age 100 of Rochester Hills, November 28, 2012. Loving aunt of Mary Ann Carroll, Joseph Henze, Larry (Maureen) Henze, David (Annette) Henze and Therese Carroll. Sister of the late Anna Marie Henze. Best friend of the late Cecelia Seedorf. Margaret obtained her Bachelor Degree from Marygrove College and her Master's Degree at Wayne State University in 1934 and taught in the Detroit Public School System between 1936-1973. Funeral Mass, Saturday, December 1, 2012, 10:00 am with in state time of 9:00 am at St. Mary of the Hills Catholic Church, 2675 John R. Road, Rochester Hills. Inurnment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Suggested memorials to the Women Fund C/O the Community Foundation of Rochester. Online guest book www.modetzfuneralhomes.com Arrangements in the care of the Potere-Modetz Funeral Home, Rochester.
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.
LAMB ERNEST H. November 28, 2012, age 67. Beloved husband of Shirley. Dear friend and former husband of Dianna Nelson-Musser. Loving father of Paige (Brian) Umstead and step-father of Rob (Linh) Wark, Laura (Bob) Burton and Amanda (Dennis) Forth. Dear gramps of Stella and Meredith Umstead, Ryan and Robby Wark, Suzanne Liston, Stephanie, Jarrett, Glynn, Ava Burton and the late Katie Wark. Son of the late Murl and Gladys Lamb. Brother of Allison (Frank Sopko) Lamb. Ernie was a graduate of Northville High School, Class of 1964. He served in the Navy aboard the USS Independence. Retired from Michigan Bell. Ernie was a friend to many he never met a stranger. He was also known for his unique fashion style and wonderful sense of humor. He is riding his Harley in heaven with many friends who have passed before him. A memorial gathering will be held Sunday, December 2, 11 a.m. until time of memorial service at 1 p.m. at O'Brien/Sullivan Funeral Home, 41555 Grand River, Novi (248) 348-1800. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. John Hospice. Online condolences: www.obriensullivanfuneralhome.com
LAWRENCE LARRY CHARLES Age 48, beloved husband of Brenda Lawrence. Devoted father of Latasha, Dawayne, Tiffany, Mandisa, Crystal and DaJuan Lawrence, Damario Haynes and Chemere Haynes. Loving grandfather of Malik Lawrence, Daniel Lawrence and Taleiyah Haynes, passed away November 21 following a brief illness. Funeral service Saturday, December 1, 11:00 a.m. at New Bride Baptist Church, 7608 Kercheval. In state at 10:00 a.m. Online memorial at www.kincaidfuneralservices.com
LEE LeRON HOWARD Visitation November 30, 3-8pm, Family Hour December 1, 2:30-3pm, Funeral 3- 4pm at O.H. Pye III Funeral Home, 17600 Plymouth, Detroit.
MAGNUSON TERRY L. Age 57, November 28, 2012. Beloved husband of Mary. Loving father of Douglas, Marcy (Paul Fyda) and Jacklyn (Gregory) Kim. Proud grandfather of Cameron. Dear son of Janet. Brother of Michael (Rene'), Scot (Barb) and Tracey (David) Mattila. Visitation Saturday 12 noon until 2 pm with a service at 1:30 pm at Northrop-Sassaman Funeral Home, 19091 Northville Rd., Northville.
MAJEROWICZ ALICE M. Age 87, died November 22, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Edward. Dear mother of Thomas (Joelle) and Nancy Majerowicz. Loving grandmother of Amy (Eric) Wynn, Tom, John, and great-grandmother of Elijah and Everett. Sister of Ruth Drobnich. Memorial Mass Saturday 9:30 a.m. at St. Paul of Tarsus Catholic Church in Clinton Township. Arrangements entrusted to the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 ½ Mile Road). Memorial donations welcomed to the Capuchin's, 1820 Mt. Elliott St., Detroit, MI 48207. Please share memories at www.Temrowski.com.
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
MORROW SUSAN Age 92, November 29, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Stanley, loving mother of Suzanne E. (Jerome) Mominee, Robert S. (Barbara), Kenneth J. (Jeanette), John T. (Krista) and the late Barbara L. Malik. Dear grandmother of 16 and 23 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of the late Eleanor Jozwik and Josephine Costello. Visitation 5:30-9 p.m., Friday, November 30 with a 7 p.m. Rosary at Gendernalik Funeral Home, 35259 23 Mile Road, New Baltimore. In state 12:30 p.m. until time of 1 p.m. Liturgy Saturday, December 1 at Our Lady on the River Parish, St. Catherine Church, 1103 Washington, Algonac.
MUNOFO ROBERT E. of Sterling Heights. Passed away suddenly, November 26, 2012 in Marathon, FL. Age 67. Preceded in death by his parents, Jimmy and Ethel Munofo. Survived by his loving ex-wife and dear friend, Carolyn Wyatt. Proud and loving father of Theresa (Chris) Economides, Gina (Jeff) Roback, Christy Alfonsi, and Nick (Mari) Munofo. Proud grandfather of eight and great-grandfather of one. Loving brother of 12 brothers and sisters and loving uncle of many nieces and nephews. Bob was a veteran of the U.S. Army, retired as a supervisor for General Motors, in Warren, after 37 years, and was an avid hunter and fisherman. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.
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PENSYL DAVID G. Age 69, of Palm Harbor, Florida. Beloved husband of Donna Marie, dearest father of Diane (Donald) Clark, Donald (Karen) and the late David. Loving grandfather of Johnathon and Sarah. Dear brother of Susan (Craig) Hufnagel, and the late Robert, and Doris (William) Kutz. Dear brother-in-law of Judy Pensyl. Dear uncle of many nieces and nephews. Visitation Sunday 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. with a Memorial Service at 2 p.m. at the A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 32000 Schoenherr (at Masonic), Warren. ahpeters.com
PERRY ROBERT S. Age 87, November 29, 2012. Beloved husband for 64 years of Lorraine "Lorin" (nee Jedrzejewski) Perry. Proud father of Candace (Glenn Fiscus) Perry, Erick (the late Sara) Perry, and Cynthia (Richard Sayers, Jr.) Perry. Cherished grandfather of Lt. Com. Troy P. (Sara) Glendye, USCG, Reid P. (Danielle) Glendye, Robert S. Perry II, Catherine W. Perry, and Elizabeth W. Perry. Great-grandfather of Mason, Connor, Kenley "Liv", and Tyler. Brother of Stanley (the late Gloria) Perry , Ralph (Caroline) Perry, the late Dorothea (Bob) Gogola, the late Arthur Perry, and the late Clarence (Janet) Perry. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visitation at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Road (between 14-15 Mile Rds.), Clawson, Sunday 3-7 p.m. Funeral at Church of St. Alan, 2345 Coolidge, Troy, Monday 9 a.m. Friends may visit at church beginning at 8:30 a.m. Memorials may be made to St. Alan Church. Obituary and condolences at lynchfuneraldirectors.com.
SAMMUT JOSEPH M. age 92, November 28, 2012. Beloved husband of the late Nicolina (a.k.a Nellie). Dearest father of Kenneth (Karen), Shirley (Mike), Joanne (Gary), Thomas (Toni), and the late Richard (Jana). Loving grandfather of 10, great-grand-father of nine and great-great-grandfather of one. Dear brother of Eleanor Pawlowski. Visitation Sunday 2-8 p.m. at McCabe Funeral Home, 31950 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. In state Monday 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass 10:00 a.m. at St. Fabian Catholic Church, 32200 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. Memorial contributions may be made to the Michigan Humane Society or the Disabled American Veterans. www.mccabefuneralhome.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) 10 a.m. until Memorial Service at 12 p.m. Memorials to Kidney Foundation of Michigan. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
STOLZ MARGUERITE J. November 28, 2012. Age 101 of Garden City. Beloved wife of the late William. Loving mother of William, James (the late Sharrion), Robert (Dorothy), Barbara (Ralph) Romatz and the late Lucille Knight and Marjorie Kozma. Sister of Edward Liverance. Grandmother of 12, great grandmother of 22 and great-great grandmother of four. Visitation Sunday 3:00-9:00pm at the Uht Funeral Home, 35400 Glenwood Rd., Westland. Funeral services 10:00am Monday at St. John Ev. Lutheran Church, 35320 Glenwood Rd. Westland. Visitation 9:00am until time of service. Burial to take place at Glen Eden Cemetery. Family suggests memorials to church. Please view memorials and send tributes at www.uhtfh.com
STRANG WILMA Age 85 November 27, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Edgar. Loving mother of Diane Bennett and Wendy (Terry) Booms. Dear grandmother of Ashley, Corey and Austin. Sister of Fred Smitka. Memorial Gathering Saturday 1 p.m. until time of service 2 p.m. at the Northrop-Sassaman Funeral Home, 19091 Northville Rd., Northville.
TAIT JOHN F. November 29, 2012 Age: 86 Beloved husband of Martha Ann. Loving father of George F., John J., Anne E., Douglas D. (Jayne), Patricia K. Kowalczyk, Robert A. (Joy), William R. (Joyce), Barbara T. (Mark) Cataldo, Steven P. (Mary) and Michael A. (Sue). Dear brother of Anna Kathleen Moylan. Also survived by 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Born August 31, 1926 in Birmingham, Michigan to George H. and Anna L. Tait. He is a graduate of Detroit Catholic Central, Wayne State University and Illinois Benedictine. He worked for twenty-five years at the Detroit News and thirteen years for Consolidated Newsprint in Chicago, Illinois. John married Ruth Parkilla on April 1, 1948. She passed away in May 1995. John's final resting place will be in Oscoda, Michigan. Funeral Sunday at 3 p.m. from the Chapel of L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, 7707 Middlebelt Rd. (at Ann Arbor Trail). Family will receive visitors Saturday from 2 p.m. until 9 p.m. Rosary at 5 p.m. Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at griffinfuneralhome.com.
TRAVIS SUSANNA Age 84, November 27, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Robert L. Travis. Loving mother of Robert E. (Roni), William (Annette) and Richard (Julie). Dear grandmother of six and great grandmother of three. Sister of William Rittinger and Betty Le Blanc. Visitation at the R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Home, 15451 Farmington Rd., Livonia, Sunday from 11 a.m. until Memorial Service at 1 p.m. Please share a memory at www.rggrharris.com.
TROMEUR JACQUELINE Age 54 November 28, 2012. Beloved mother of Jessica (Kenneth Evans), Jennifer, Amanda and Matthew. Loving grandmother of Isabella, Zachary, Ethan and Vaida. Sister of Kimberly Gibbs and Deborah Micallef. Visitation Saturday 2-8 p.m. Funeral service Sunday 1 p.m. at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 N. Inkster Rd., Garden City (between Ford Rd. and Cherry Hill). www.santeiufuneralhome.com
WAGNER DANIEL E. Age 83, of Bellaire, died peacefully at home, Friday, November 23, 2012. After a career in advertising, Dan retired from Young & Rubicam in 1994, and he and his wife moved from Birmingham to Bellaire. Memorial services and Interment will be held Monday, December 17, at 11:00 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Birmingham, 1669 W. Maple Rd. The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Congregational Church of Central Lake and the Red Cross. Arrangements have been handled by the Bellaire Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes. Please sign his online guestbook www.mortensenfuneralhomes.com
WHITWORTH ELEANORE FRANCES (NEE GAGNIER) age 95, passed away November 28, 2012 at her home in Petoskey, Michigan. Eleanore was born December 3, 1917 in Anaconda, Montana. Formerly of Detroit, MI, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and St. Clair Shores, MI. She was predeceased by her husband of 44 years, Milton J. Pastirzyk, and by her husband Lee Whitworth; son, Richard Pastirzyk; parents Selina and Frank Gagnier; sister Marie Denomme and brothers, Trefle, Albert and Francis Gagnier. She was the dear mother of John Pastirzyk of Galena, Ohio; Mary (Richard) Juneau of Harbor Springs, MI; Ann (Dennis) Wardowski of Traverse City, MI; and Laura (Robert) Davis of Live Oak, Texas. Eleanore was the much beloved grandmother of 12 and great-grandmother of 17. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Eleanore served as Past Regent of the Ama Deus Circle of the Daughters of Isabella of Detroit. She was active in St. Clair Shores Seniors and St. Margaret's of Scotland Seniors prior to moving to Petoskey. She was retired as the District and Office Manager of Avon.The family will host a visitation Friday, November 30th from 3-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary Service at the Arthur J. VanLerberghe Funeral Home, 30600 Harper Ave. Funeral mass will be held at St. Margaret's of Scotland Catholic Church, 21201 13 Mile Rd., Saturday December 1st at 12 p.m. In state at 11:30 a.m. Interment at Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton Twp., MI. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Hospice of Little Traverse Bay, 1 Hiland Drive, Petoskey, MI 49770. Share memories at vanfuneral.com.
WITTKE BERTHILDA "BERT" EMELIA 90, of Ann Arbor, Michigan, passed away peacefully on November 24, 2012 at the Memory Support Center at Brecon Village in Saline, MI. Memorial Service for Bert will be held on Monday, December 3, 2012 at the Nie Family Funeral Home, Liberty Road Chapel, 3767 W. Liberty Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48103 at 1:30 pm with an hour of visitation prior to the service. Please visit Bert's personal webpage to view her full obituary and to share a memory at www.niefuneralhomes.com