BOESE EMMA Age 84, died November 9, 2010. Beloved wife of the late Werner. Dear mother of Marlene (Jack) DeBois, Ken, Heidi, and Debbie (Greg) VanAmberg. Loving Oma of Carson, Jacob, and Gabrielle. Sister of Herta Merkel. Visitation Thursday 2-9 p.m. at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 1/2 Mile Rd) in Warren. Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Please share memories at www.Temrowski.com
BOYNTON RICHARD D. Age 91, died November 9, 2010. A 1937 graduate of Pontiac High School and received his Bachelors and Masters degrees from the University of Michigan. He was an industrial psychologist for General Motors and retired in 1984 after 33 years of service. He was a faithful member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church where he sang in the choir and formerly served in the same capacity at Calvary Methodist Church in Redford. He and his wife were foster parents for over 40 children. Beloved husband of the late Janet. Dear father of Martha (Charles) Tamaroglio, Daniel (Debra) Boynton and Dr. Virginia Boynton. Grandfather of Glenn, Kimberly, Allen, Caitlin, Scott, Matthew, Thomas and Nicholas. Brother-in-law of Mary Boynton. Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Friday at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 620 Romeo Street in Rochester. Visitation Thursday 2-9 p.m. at PIXLEY FUNERAL HOME, 322 W. University Drive in Rochester. Memorial contributions may be directed to the church. www.pixleyfuneralrochester.com
BRAND ANNA Beloved wife of the late Leonard Brand. Dear mother of Jeremy Brand, Jody (George) Collet, and Jenene Brand. Loving grandmother of Eden and Jonathan Brand, Jessica and Christopher Johnson. Sister of Herbert (Millie) Chad, the late Vera Dresner, and the late Della Shapiro. Sister-in-law of Joseph Dresner, Virginia Hoffman, and the late Harold Hoffman. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. SERVICES 2 O'CLOCK THURSDAY AFTERNOON AT THE DAVIDSON/HERMELIN CHAPEL OF CLOVER HILL PARK CEMETERY. ARRANGEMENTS BY THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, (248) 569-0020. www.irakaufman.com
BRONIAK HAROLD S. November 7, 2010. Age 61 of Taylor. Beloved husband of Gloria. Loving father of Laura (Craig Swank), Brian and Jason. Dear brother of Richard and Thomas. Visitation Wednesday 2-9 p.m. with a scripture service that evening at 6:00 p.m. at the Allen Park Chapel of Voran Funeral Home (5900 Allen Rd). Funeral Thursday November 11, 2010 in state 9:30 a.m. with a 10:00 a.m. Mass at St. Alfred Catholic Church (9500 Banner, Taylor). Interment Michigan Memorial Park Cemetery. Donations may be made to Disabled American Veterans. Please visit our on line guestbook and share memories at www.voranfuneralhome.com
CHENG CECILIA SUN-CHAN 78, of Lake Orion, went to be with Jesus on November 9, 2010. Cecilia was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother whose greatest passions in life were children and books, and her career as a children's librarian was a melding of both. Cecilia leaves behind her husband of fifty years, Paul, as well as five children, their spouses, and thirteen grandchildren: Mary Ann and Wes Pittman; Madeline Cheng; Michael and Rebecca Cheng, parents of Christopher, Andrew, Abbey, and Caitlynn; Marlene and John Molewyk, parents of Jacob, Max, Elyse, Anna, and Kelsey; and Matthew and Renee Cheng, parents of Matthew, Caleigh, Lauren, and Caleb. The family will receive friends Thursday, November 11, 4-8 p.m. at the Modetz Funeral Home, 100 E. Silverbell Road, Orion. This includes a 7 p.m. Scripture Service. On Friday, November 12, an 11 a.m. Rosary and 12 p.m. Mass will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 715 N. Lapeer Road, Lake Orion. Interment will be at White Chapel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be sent to the National Lung Cancer Partnership. Online guestbook: www.modetzfuneralhomes.com
CHILDERS BURON L. November 7, 2010. Age 73. Beloved husband of Mary. Loving father of Kevin. Dearest brother of Bobby (Pat). Visitation Thursday 3-9 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons Inc. 36900 Schoenherr Rd. at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). In state Friday 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. time of Service at Bethesda Christian Church 14000 Metropolitan Parkway. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com
CHOLEWA MARY EILEEN (NEE DONEGAN) Age 83. Beloved wife of the late Casimir. Loving mother of Sharleen (Rex) Carlile, Barbara Cholewa, and Cindy (the late Jerry) Porter. Proud grandmother of Bradley and Heather (Andrew). Dearest sister of Lucille Summers, Ellen Stepnakowski, Frank and Bernard Donegan. Preceded in death by her dear brothers John, James, and Daniel Donegan, and sisters Margaret Blahut and Anna Marie Wieczorkowski.Visitation will be held at Fred Wood Funeral Home-Rice Chapel, 36100 5 Mile Rd., Livonia (E. of Levan), Tuesday 5-9 p.m., Wednesday 1-9 p.m. with 7 p.m. Rosary. Funeral Service will be held at St. Gerald Catholic Church, 21300 Farmington Rd., Farmington, Thursday. In state 10:30 a.m., Mass 11 a.m. Memorial Contributions may be made to Angela Hospice and/or Lupus Foundation. Please visit online guestbook at fredwoodfuneralhome.com.
CLAYBAUGH STACY L. Age 35, November 8 2010. Beloved wife of Adam. Daughter of the late Albert and the late Sharon. Sister of Mark Rust and Kelly Rust (fiancé, Jon Rayfield). Also survived by her new dog Trixie. Predeceased by her beloved dog Buddy. Visitation Thursday 1-9 p.m. Funeral Services Friday 10:00 a.m. at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 Inkster Rd., (btwn. Ford Road and Cherry Hill). www.santeiufuneralhome.com
COBB DAVID B. November 7, 2010, age 75. Loving husband of Janet for 51 years. Dearest father of Eric (Jenya) and Laura (Joseph) Klym. Dear grandfather of Jacob, Lucy, David, Victoria and Jack. Brother of Phyllis Dickeroff. David retired from Ford Motor Co after 31 years of service, was an active member of Kiwanis, advisor for The Dearborn High Key Club, and active in the community. Funeral service Saturday 11:00 a.m. at The First Presbyterian Church Of Dearborn, 600 N. Brady. Gathering from 10:00 a.m. Visitation Friday 3-9 p.m. at the Dearborn Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 22546 Michigan Ave. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the church. www.howe-peterson.com
COCQUYT ROBERTA Age 71 of New Haven, died November 7, 2010. Wife of Philip. Mother of Kim Rupinski, Laurie Morrison and Connie Cocquyt. Sister of Pat Jankowski, Lee Chivers, Phil and Owen Love, and Gloria Reed. Funeral Mass Friday at 10 a.m. in St. Francis of Assisi, New Haven. Visiting Wednesday 5 to 8 p.m., Thursday 3 to 8 p.m. in Rewalt Funeral Home, Richmond. Visit: RewaltFuneralHome.com
Di DONATO ROSE M. Age 90, November 7, 2010. Beloved wife of the late Frank. Loving mother of John, Michael, Diane, and the late Larry. Dearest grandmother of Brandon (Dawn), Kimmi (Brian) Barnes, and Matthew. Great-grandmother of four. Dear sister of Sarah and sister-in-law of Madeline and Lizzy. Aunt of Larry (Val) and Karl. Funeral Thursday 10:00 a.m. at the A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 32000 Schoenherr Rd. at Masonic, Warren. Visitation Wednesday 2-9 p.m. Memorials to Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care of Michigan would be appreciated. ahpeters.com
FORD RALPH EDSEL November 8, 2010 Age 88. Reunited with Phyllis, his beloved wife of more than 55 years, who preceded him in death, and late wife Dolly (nee' Ransom) on November 8, 2010. Proudly served in the Army Air Corps during W.W. II. Devoted father of Douglas (Cheryl), Michael (Carol), Susan Mancani (Steve), Patricia Ruggiero (fiancé Edward Kenny), Donald (Jolene), and Linda Ford (David Weber). Proud and loving grandfather of 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation at A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Avenue at Vernier Rd., Grosse Pointe Woods on Thursday, November 11, 2010 from 2-8 p.m. The funeral service will be held at A.H. Peters on Friday, November 12th at 10:00 a.m. with visitation at 9:00 a.m. prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials to First English Lutheran Church or St. John Hospice would be appreciated. ahpeters.com
GREEN MARIAN ROSE November 8, 2010 peacefully at her home in Franklin. Age 98. Marian will be remembered as a devoted mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Wife of the late Edward J. Dear mother of Peter Green (Marilyn), Lizey Johnson (Frank) and John Green (Debi). Grandmother of Mike Green (Ann), Suzy Roebuck (Mike), Katie Izzo (Pat), Anne Johnson, Ben Green and Marlee Green. Great grandmother of Charlie Green, Gordie Green, Lydie Roebuck, Hank Roebuck, Peter Roebuck and Nicholas Izzo. Sister of Marge McBeth and Carol Tappert. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward (btwn 13-14 Mile), Wednesday (today) 2-8 p.m. Funeral service Thursday 11 a.m. at Franklin Community Church, 26425 Wellington, Franklin. Interment Franklin Cemetery. Marian was a strong and independent woman for her generation. She was generous and giving toward her family and friends and was very active in her community. Memorial tributes to Franklin Community Church or Oakland Family Services or Hospice of Michigan. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
HAMEL LEO A. Age 98. November 9, 2010. Beloved husband of Wanda. Loving father of Virginia (James) Murray, Raymond (Angeline) Hamel, Christine (Rocky) Lange and the late Marilyn Hamel. Cherished grandfather of eight grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren. Leo was preceded in death by his parents and 16 siblings. Funeral service Saturday 10 a.m. at Hackett-Metcalf Funeral Home, 2640 Monroe Blvd., (near W. Outer Drive) Dearborn. Visitation Thursday 4-8 p.m. and Friday 2-8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Gilead Baptist Church of Taylor,12501 Telegraph Road, Taylor, MI 48180.
HAYES-SIPES JUDGE BEVERLY JEAN Was the first of nine children born to the union of Ellis Edward Hayes, Sr. (deceased) and Ernestine Hayes. Born November 11, 1942, upon arrival Beverly possessed an outer beauty and inner countenance that would be her hallmark throughout her life. Beverly accepted Christ and was baptized at a very early age at New Mount Hermon Baptist Church in southwest Detroit, where she was raised, educated, and indoctrinated to be the best and do her best at whatever she encountered in life. She loved the Lord and she loved the Church until her death. Beverly never forgot what she was taught; capitalizing on every opportunity the Lord placed in her path. She was always looking for ways to give back to her community especially mentoring youth to help them achieve their dreams and ambitions. Beverly graduated from Southwestern High School, Wayne State University and the Detroit College of Law at Michigan State University. Before entering the study of law, she taught mathematics at River Rouge High School and at the college level. After passing both the Michigan and Massachusetts bar exams in 1981, Beverly began her legal career in Springfield, Massachusetts as the first African American Assistant District Attorney for Hampden County. Judge Hayes-Sipes also served as Assistant Attorney General and General Counsel for the Health Department of the State of Massachusetts before returning to Detroit. During her tenure with the City of Detroit Law Department, Judge Hayes-Sipes served as a Special Litigator and Supervisor of the Property Department. Judge Beverly Hayes-Sipes was elected to the 36th District Court Bench, Detroit, Michigan on November 5, 2002. Throughout her legal career, Beverly served on many community and professional organizations as a member and in leadership roles. While all of her achievements were tantamount in her life, her sons, Martin and David were her greatest source of joy and pride. They enriched her life with two wonderful daughter-in-laws, Karen and Michelle. From these marriages, Beverly was ultimately blessed to achieve a role she relished above any other - the role of Grandma Extraordinaire to Ransom, Isaiah, Grace, Jacob, Blake, Michael, and Elias. Like all proud grandmothers, she could not wait to spend every precious moment visiting with them or hearing about their stellar accomplishments. The mere mention of each child made her heart run over with elation. Anyone that spent five minutes with Beverly quickly learned how much her family meant in her life. She garnered her strength and tenacity from her father, and her striking beauty and loving spirit from her mother. Beverly's love for her sisters and brothers was enormous as was theirs for her (in-laws were no exception). Beverly is survived by her mother, Ernestine Hayes-Perkins (David); two sons, Martin (Karen) and David (Michelle) Horne; seven grandchildren; four brothers: Ellis Jr., Gregory, Everett (Charlotte), and Freeman (Valerie) Hayes, (her brothers Jesse and Michael preceded Beverly in death); two sisters: Valerie (Nathaniel) Leigh and Elizabeth (Tony) McIntosh; her beloved sisters through marriage: Shirley, Lena, Lenora (deceased), Veronica, and Sheila; one aunt, Earline Williams, nieces, nephews, cousins, and close friends and associates too many to name, but who made her life so rich. Family Visitation Thursday, November 11, 2010 from 10 -11 a.m. with an 11 a.m. Memorial Services at Hartford Memorial Baptist Church, 18700 James Couzens Freeway, Detroit, MI 48235. Arrangements entrusted to Swanson Funeral Home, Inc., Northwest Chapel, 14751 West McNichols, Detroit, MI. Donations can be made to American Cancer Society.
HILLMER RAYMOND A. November 8, 2010, age 88 Beloved husband of Jeanne. Brother of Robert (Ruth). Stepfather of David A. (Jane) Clifton, Martha Clifton and Stephen Clifton. Grandfather of Beth, Ryan, Tyler, Lara, Betsy, Molly, Anna and the late Jimmy and Stephen. Funeral 10 a.m. Saturday at the Dearborn Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 22546 Michigan Ave. Visitation 5-9 p.m. Thursday and 1-9 p.m. Friday. Masonic Memorial Service 7 p.m. Friday under the auspices of Plymouth Rock Lodge #47. www.howepeterson.com
HUGHES DOROTHY M. 87, a retired Ecorse Public School Social Worker left this life on Thursday, November 4, 2010 at her home in Detroit, MI. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Tyler, Robert, Woodrow, and Johnny; and her sisters, Elizabeth, and Katherine. She leaves to mourn her passing and to cherish her memory: her husband Calvin T. Hughes Sr. of 63 years., her son Calvin T. Hughes Jr., daughter in law Eusebia Eydie Aquino-Hughes, her sister Lottie Roberts of Lakewood, California, her brother, Julius Brown of Dallas, Texas; an Aunt Beatrice Wesson of Troy, Michigan; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, close friends and colleagues. Public Viewing at James H. Coles Home for Funerals, 2624 West Grand, Detroit, MI 48205 313-873-0771 on Wednesday November 10th 9:00 a.m. 9:00 p.m. Family Hour and Sharing Thursday, November 11th 10-11a.m. at St Matthew's & St Joseph's Episcopal Church 8850 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202 313-871-4750. Funeral Service at 11a.m
KITCHEN GLORIA JOAN passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 6, 2010 at St. John Hospital in Detroit after a lifelong battle with Cystic Fibrosis. She was 32 years old. Gloria was also a 15 year survivor of a double lung transplant. Born at St. John's Hospital in Detroit, Miss Kitchen was a lifelong resident of Grosse Pointe Farms. She was a 1996 graduate of Grosse Pointe South High School, and has a B.A. degree in public relations from Wayne State University. Gloria became a champion of fund raising for Cystic Fibrosis upon the death of her older brother Thomas Kitchen, also a Cystic Fibrosis patient and a 3 year double lung transplant survivor. She raised thousands of dollars for Cystic Fibrosis research since starting her fund raising in 1996. This year, she started her own foundation named the Thomas R. Kitchen Memorial Foundation, benefitting those with Cystic Fibrosis. It is estimated that she has risen over $500,000 throughout the years. Gloria looked to her brother Thomas as her inspiration for dealing with her disease. She often said, "I couldn't have made it through my transplant surgery without him. "Gloria courageously faced her life with grace, strength, and without fear," said her sister Stephanie Listman. "This tells me that she had a great faith and it should be a lesson for us all." Miss Kitchen also spoke to many corporate groups, transplant patients, and families of Cystic Fibrosis patients. "Gloria knew she was blessed with a gift, and she wanted to use her time to give back to those in need of hope and inspiration," said her brother Robert. Gloria started her fund raising by going door to door to local businesses asking for donations and telling them her story. "I realized how few people knew anything about CF," she said. "I never meant to mention my transplant, but I said it to one woman in a store and someone else overheard, came up to me and said, "You what?" "Although she seemed shy and demur, she would smile and you would have your checkbook out before you knew what hit you," said Robert. "My sister was gentle as a lamb," Robert said. "If you knew what she had to endure, you would say she was as tough as a marine because she never complained. She was a strong and amazing person. I am very proud of her." In addition to Robert (Monika) and Stephanie Listman (William), Miss Kitchen is survived by a brother Matthew (Jennifer); his parents, Joan and Dallas R. Kitchen; an aunt Gloria Anton; and cousins, Scott Anton (Laurie) and Thomas Anton (Sandy); and eight nieces and nephews who she loved dearly: Jacqueline, Katherine, and Stephen Listman; Caroline, Samantha, Thomas, Madeline and Patrick Kitchen. Visitation will be Tuesday at 5 -8 p.m., Wednesday 1-8 pm at Chas Verheyden Funeral Home, 16300 Mack Ave. Grosse Pointe Park. Funeral Thursday, 10:30 a.m. in state, 11 a.m. Service at Historic Trinity Lutheran Church, 1345 Gratiot Ave. Detroit MI. Burial will be at the White Chapel Cemetery in Troy. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Thomas R. Kitchen Memorial Foundation benefitting those with Cystic Fibrosis, 18530 Mack Ave., #485 Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236. Light a candle and share a memory at www.Verheyden.org
KURCZYK CHRISTOPHER J. "CHRIS" Age 54 of Warren, formerly of Royal Oak passed away October 31, 2010. Visitation will be Friday 4-8 p.m. with 7:00 p.m. Rosary at Gramer Funeral Home, 705 N. Main Street, in Clawson. Funeral Mass Saturday 10:00 a.m. (in state 9:30 am) at St. Columban Catholic Church, 1775 Melton, Birmingham. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the church are greatly appreciated. View full obituary and share online condolences at www.GramerFuneralHome.com
LOSS CALIE LILIAN Of Jacksonville, Florida. Beloved wife of 70 years to Martin Loss. Dear mother of Joan (Dr. Ronald) Levin, Barry (Millie Heinz) Loss, and Rabbi Harold (Susan) Loss. Loving grandmother of David Loss, Jason Loss, Shayna (Josh) Levine, Talia (Ari) Dolgin, Jennifer (Larry) Biegelsen, Michael (Samantha) Levin, Risa (Stuart) Herman, and Dr. Dina (Howard) Fetner. Devoted great-grandmother of Rachel, Matthew, and Naomi Herman, Talia, Jake, and Danielle Fetner, Noah and Jenna Levin, Brandon and Marni Levine, and Zachary and Owen Biegelsen. Mrs. Loss was preceded in death by her parents, Rose Mary and Morris Berman, sister, Jeanette Richman, and her brothers, Rabbi Morton M. Berman, Rabbi Samuel Berman, and Dr. Ben Berman. Memorial contributions can be directed to the Susan and Rabbi Harold Loss Early Childhood Center Scholarship Fund, c/o Temple Israel, 5725 Walnut Lake Rd., West Bloomfield, MI 48323, (248) 661-5700, www.temple-israel.org SERVICES AND INTERMENT WILL BE HELD IN JACKSONVILLE, FL. FOR INFORMATION, CALL THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL (248) 569-0020. www.irakaufman.com