ARCHER KIMBERLY A. 47, of Lithia, Florida passed away Monday, December 2nd, 2012. She is survived by her soul mate, Kelly Cornelius; mother Jacqueline Archer and Jean Greenwald. Kim was born on December 28, 1964 in Detroit, Michigan. She was an All American at Michigan State University and a medical sales Rep for Medtronic Kyphon. Kim was a celebrated athlete and a successful professional well known for her kind and humble spirit. Services will be at Pelote Cemetery in Lithia at 1pm on Saturday with a Celebration of Life directly to follow at Ft. Desoto Park in St. Pete. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Sunshine Corgi Rescue c/o Pam Fredel, 1515 Hanks Ave., Orlando, FL 32814.
BRACKETT ROBERT E. died on August 11, 2012 at the age of 90. He was born and raised in Detroit and was a graduate of Wayne State. Preceded in death by wife Sally and son Ted. Survived by son Dave, daughter- in- law Cindy, grandson Zachary and Gus his faithful german shepard dog. Robert served in World War II as an Army/Airforce Bombardier.
CLEARY BRIAN P., 61. Beloved partner of Joyce Mason. Dear brother of Kit King, Jim (Sandra), Dennis (Ann), and Tim (Nancy). Also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends. Passed away on November 23 following a brief illness. He was a Detroit pianist/vocalist since 1970 with a bachelor's and master's degree from Wayne State. Memorial event on Saturday, December 29th from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Cliff Bell's, Detroit, www.cliffbells.com .
GILARDONE DOROTHY A. age 75, died December 7, 2012 surrounded by family following a long illness. Beloved wife of Frank for 56 years. Dearest mother of Denise of Hingham, MA, Charles (Janell), Paul (Beth) and Ann (Brian) Lovejoy. Loving grandmother of Sophia Gilardone, Dominic and Francesca Gilardone and Tyson Lovejoy. Dear sister of L. John (Alice) Gleeson, James of Nice, CA, step-sister Nancy Otto and predeceased by siblings Clarence, Michael, Harold, Patrick, Doyle, Charles, Elizabeth and Mary. Loved by many nieces and nephews. Dorothy was compassionate, kind, cherished and will be deeply missed by her family and friends. Visitation Monday 2-9 p.m. at McCabe Funeral Home, 31950 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. Evening Rosary. In State Tuesday 10:30 a.m. until time of Mass 11 a.m. at St. Mary, Our Lady of Snows Catholic Church, 1955 E. Commerce, Milford. Private burial to follow. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or Angela Hospice. www.mccabefuneralhome.com
GILIN WALLACE EDWARD age 85, passed away December 6, 2012. Beloved husband of the late M. Jane. Loving father to Barbara (Jerry Lindauer) Gilin, David (Dianne), Jerry (Jacqueline), Susan (Dr. Jonathan) Saxe, Jane (Dan) Alessandrini. Grandfather to Ryan, Michael (Katie), Sarah (Jordan), Rachel, Daniel, Jonathan, Katie, Emily, Benjamin, Jimmy, Hannah, and David. Great-grandfather to Kierra, Lydia, and Kendra. Brother to David (Ann), Michael (Colleen), Gene (Milly) and the late Gretchen. Loving uncle to many nieces and nephews. Wallace served in the U.S. Coast Guard, was a proud veteran of WWII and a 1945 graduate of De La Salle High School. Visitation Sunday, December 9, 2012 from 2pm to 9pm with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at Kaul Funeral Home 35201 Garfield, Clinton Twp. In state at 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Therese of Lisieux 48115 Schoenherr, Shelby Twp. Memorial contributions to The LaSallian Fund in care of De La Salle High School would be appreciated by the family. www.KaulFuneralHome.com
HARDIE STEPHEN December 10, 1957-December 02, 2012. Beloved son of Catherine and Douglas Hardie, brother, and uncle. He was a great lover of animals. Services will be held at Greater Than Dreams Church, December 10, 2012 at 1 p.m., 35122 W. Michigan Ave., Wayne, MI 48184.
HEISS BARBARA (NEE BAKER) age 87, wife of Robert H. Heiss, Sr. married for 64 years. Born in Detroit, Michigan to Gertrude and John Baker. She graduated from St. Charles High School in 1943 and received a degree from Marygrove College in 1947. After a brief career in teaching she retired to raise nine children; Bob Jr. (Linda), the late Jack( the late Sharon), Gerry (Diane), Anne Marie (Dr. Anthony W. Stines), Michael (Sandra), David, Mark (Dianne), Tom (Janis), Martin (Cheryl); and dearly loved her 24 grandchildren and 21 great- grandchildren. She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Joseph Vaughn. When not involved with her family, she volunteered at Providence Hospital in Pastoral Care for 25 years. Golf was a passion. She served as President of the Ladies of Lakeland's Golf Association, as well as a longtime member of The Michigan Seniors Women Golf Association. Visitation Saturday 3-8 p.m. and Sunday 1-8 p.m., Wake Service Sunday 7 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 a.m. at the Church of the Transfiguration, 25225 Code Rd., Southfield. Memorial contributions may be directed to Kadima, or the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.www.mccabefuneralhome.com
HOFFRICHTER NEAL S. Dear brother of Bruce (Beverly) Hoffrichter and Glenn (Nan) Hoffrichter. Loving uncle of Scott (Beth) Hoffrichter, Ryan (Gloria) Hoffrichter, Ashely, Austin and Taylor Hoffrichter. Also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, other family members and friends. SERVICES SUNDAY, 12:00PM AT THE DORFMAN CHAPEL, FARMINGTON HILLS (248) 406-6000. INTERMENT TO FOLLOW AT BETH EL CEMETERY or visit www.thedorfmanchapel.com
McCAULEY PAMELA C., of Waterford, December 5, 2012, age 63. Loving mother of Katie (Mitch) Cotto. Beloved fiancé of Jerry Dahlka. Dear daughter of Edwin McCauley and the late Ginny McCauley. Dear sister of Dwight and Joann McCauley, Cynthia and Jim Bates, Kim and John Pearson, Fred and Lydia McCauley and Becky and Frank Carr. Pam was an Administrative Assistant at Flagstar Bank Corporate Headquarters for almost 22 years. Funeral services will be held Sunday, December 9, 2012, 2:00 p.m. at the RIVERSIDE CHAPEL, Simpson-Modetz Funeral Home, 5630 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday from 1-6 p.m. If desired, memorials may be made to the family or to the American Cancer Society. Online guestbook www.modetzfuneralhomes.com
RAYRAT GENEVIEVE I. December 4, 2012. Age 90 Beloved wife of the late John J. Dear mother of Stephen (Gail) Rayrat, Dianne Darga and Phillip (Mary Ann) Rayrat. Loving grandmother of Todd, Craig, Lynette, Toni Marie (Brian), John and Timothy. Great grandmother of William. Dear sister of Lorraine, Delphine (the late Frank), the late Dolores and Kenneth. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Visitation Sunday 3-9 pm with a Rosary 7 pm at the Wasik Funeral Home, Inc 11470 Thirteen Mile Road (west of Hoover) Warren. In state Monday 9:30 am until time of Funeral Mass 10 am at St. Anne Church 32000 Mound Road (north of Chicago Rd.) Warren. Interment Sacred Heart of St. Mary Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.wasikfuneralhome.com
RETZEL ERNEST F. May 11, 1949 - November 8, 2012. Born in Detroit, Michigan, Ernie had a distinguished career that spanned several academic disciplines. He graduated from the invitation-only Science and Arts Program at Detroit's Cass Technical High School in 1967, and did his undergraduate work in microbiology and French literature at Michigan State University in the then experimental Justin Morrill College. He continued his graduate studies in viral pathogenesis with his Ph.D. microbiology work at the University of Minnesota. In the mid 1990s, combining his expertise in molecular biology with a long-standing interest in computing technologies, he established at the University of Minnesota one of the first groups working specifically in bioinformatics. The goals of this group paralleled ongoing work early in the Human Genome Project and involved genomic sequencing, database technologies, and high performance computing for molecular research in plants. This group, the Computational Biology Centers at the University of Minnesota, later developed into the Center for Computational Genomics and Bioinformatics, a campus-wide center that worked to merge state of the art information technologies, biological curation, supercomputing, and computer science into an effective research partner for the broader agricultural research community. Among the thrusts of the Center and Retzel's laboratory were the development of new algorithms to work with the new data types appearing in molecular biological research, generating functional annotations of some of the first plant genomic sequences, and improving software for exploration and analysis of the exponentially increasing data sets that began to appear. In this role as a leader of new ideas, Retzel developed - what was novel at the time - methods for pairing computer science students with biological students to the advantage of each other's strengths, and simultaneously pairing their advisors for similar cross-disciplinary training. In addition, he sought to bring pairs of individuals from under-represented groups together. The advantage of this peer - peer mentoring provided a stronger mutual base for exploring new realms of molecular biology for all the individuals involved. This method gave several students an opportunity to become great researchers on their own. While most of his career was at the University of Minnesota, he moved to Santa Fe in 2007 to accept a position as the Program Leader in Genomics and Bioinformatics at the National Center for Genome Resources. This dynamic environment provided him the opportunity to work with state-of-the-art high throughput sequencing instrumentation, agricultural research scientists worldwide, and extraordinary bioinformatics colleagues, including Andrew Farmer and John Crow and other NCGR staff support. Ernie was involved in several long-term projects and the development of many community databases. His initial work in animal pathogenesis evolved to plant bioinformatics and plant developmental science. Among others, his plant databases were created for the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana, legumes, Medicago truncatula, and pine. As part of his later, broader agricultural program, he established important results, research data, and databases in areas as diverse as the cattle tick genome, loggerhead sea turtles, PRRSV, Johne's disease, and the bovine Y chromosome. Much of the software Retzel initiated focused on novel visual representations of data and experimental results, specifically integrating different information types, with the intent of providing more complete and holistic views of intrinsically complex data. His academic work is supported by more than 100 peer-reviewed publications in the biological, bioinformatics, and computer science literature. Ernie passed away peacefully at home with his family present. Burial near his parents and family took place November 17, 2012 at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Southfield, Michigan. His parents, Ernest and Mary Retzel, and his sister, Mary Stockham precede him in death. Ernie is survived by his loving wife, Catherine Clark, and their many cats. In addition, he is survived by his sister, Roberta Kromm (Dave) and their children and grandchildren, and the children and grandchildren of his sister, Mary Stockham (Jim).
SHADOIAN MARGO MARGUERITE Age 82, passed away on December 5, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Steve. Loving mother of Steven and Andrew. Loving grandma of Michael, Jonathan, Jennifer and Hayley. Dear sister of Andy Ohanesian, Mary Galan, the late Garo Ohanesian and the late John Ohanesian. Visitation Monday 5-8 p.m. with 7 p.m. Prayers at Edward Korkoian Funeral Home, 836 N. Main Street, Royal Oak (248) 541-8325. In state Tuesday 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. funeral service at St. Johns Armenian Church, 22001 Northwestern Hwy., Southfield. To send a loving message, please go to Margo's obituary at www.ekfh.net
SHERIDAN IRENE FRANCES "PUFF" Age 61 -retired Clinton Township Planner and daughter of the late Audrey Crawford and Leonard Lyczynski - passed away on Saturday, November 24th. Irene is survived by her husband Dennis Sheridan, her sister Pamela Syjud, her nieces Gail Norlie, Wendy Steeg, Kristina Lyczynski, Kielan Johnston and her nephew Sean Johnston. She is predeceased by her brothers Gary and Brian Lyczynski, and her sister Julie Johnston. Per her wishes, a private memorial will be held for close friends and family at a later date. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the American Cancer Society is suggested. Puff's humor, intellect and selflessness will be missed by all who knew her.