ATHANS JOHN Age 81, December 11, 2012. Graduated from The College of Pharmacy at Wayne State University. Practiced pharmacy from 1958-1984. He was a member of AHEPA. He was also president of The Senior Citizens group at St. Nicholas. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years Aristea, his loving and grateful daughter Olga Voight (Michael) and grandson Mitchell John. He is also survived by his sister Effie Boukis (the late Tony) as well as several nieces and nephews in the U.S. and Greece. Family will receive friends Thursday 3-8 p.m. at A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Road (between Maple and Big Beaver) with Trisagion at 7 p.m. Funeral Service Friday 10 a.m. at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 760 W. Wattles, Troy. Visitation at church begins at 9:30 a.m. Memorial tributes to St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
BURGESS- BRANDENBURG NELL, age 84, December 10, 2012. For information, visit www.martenson.com .
COLLET ANN, age 95, of Livonia, passed away peacefully on December 9, 2012. Dear wife of the late Lt. Col. Frederick C. Collet; loving mother of Michael (Noreen), Michele (Mark) Kriz, George (Jody), and Christine (Michael) Astalos; grandmother of Christopher Collet Kriz and Heather Cunnien; sister of both the late Olga O'Neill and Mary Zaremba. Visitation hours will be on Thursday, December 13, 2012, from 3-8 p.m., with a VFW service in the evening, Friday, December 14, 2012, from 12-8 p.m. with a Rosary service at 7 p.m at the Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 Six Mile Road, Livonia. The Mass of Resurrection will be Saturday, December 15, 2012, at 10 a.m. at St. Colette's Catholic Church, 17600 Newburgh, Livonia. Mrs. Collet will lie in state at the church on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until the Mass. Interment will be at Arlington National Cemetery. Please visit www.harryjwillfuneralhome.com and share a tribute of Ann.
CRUICE J. TIMOTHY age 96, December 7, 2012. Beloved husband of Mary Virginia for 66 years. Dear father of Terry (Gloria) Cruice and Kelly Cruice. Cherished grandfather of Amy, Angela, and Marcy. Great-grandfather of Lily and Cassius. Brother of the late Jerry Oskin. Beloved uncle to many nieces and nephews. Visitation Friday 3-8pm at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Road, Clawson. Funeral Saturday 10:30am at St. Regis Church, 3695 Lincoln, Bloomfield Hills. Friends may visit at church at 10am. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. Obituary and condolences at lynchfuneraldirectors.com
DUPREY DELIA LEONA Age 86, passed away December 10, 2012. Formerly of Dearborn and Oscoda, she was a long-time parishioner of St. Alphonsus Church and current parishioner at Holy Family Church in Novi. Beloved wife of the late Robert. Loving mother of Ann Marie (Lauri) Ahlman, James (Michele), Jeffrey, Jay (Joleen), Jon, Robert Jr., and the late Jerome. Survived by sisters Laura Goci, Loretta (Jack) Penn, and Edna Ray. Fun-loving grandmother to Annaliisa, Lauri Marc, Christopher, Matthew, J.P. II, Troy, Brandon, Eric, Rachel, and Joseph. Great-grandmother to Mason and Travis. "Bobbie," "Leona," or "Delia," as she was called, enjoyed life by trying new opportunities and growing in knowledge and skills. A passionate, driven and adventuresome person, she leaves a wealth of fond memories and funny stories with those who knew and loved her. Visitation at O'Brien/Sullivan Funeral Home, 41555 Grand River, Novi, (248) 348-1800, Wednesday 3-9 p.m. with prayers and remembrances at 8 p.m. In state at Holy Family Church, 24505 Meadowbrook Rd., Novi, Thursday 10 a.m. until time of Funeral Liturgy at 10:30 a.m. Memorial donations may be made to Lewy Body Dementia. Online condolences, www.obriensullivanfuneralhome.com.
FORBES DONNA M., 80 of Spring Hill, Florida, formerly of Troy, Michigan, passed away December 5, 2012. She moved to Florida in 1999 from Michigan. She is survived by her husband of 43 years Larry; children, Raymond D. Bailey and Laurie M. Chalker (nee Forbes); grandchildren, Dawn Bailey, Shannon Bailey, Shane Bailey, Griffin Chalker and Kiara Chalker. Brewer & Sons, 352-596-4991.
HEATON MARY ALICE December 8, 2012. Age 82 of Troy. Beloved wife of the late William. Dear mother of Lucinda Sabino (David), Whit (Sally), Alice Moss (Chuck) and Donald (Tricia). Grandmother of Jamison Brown, Rachel Tierney (Matt), Elizabeth Moss, Ben Heaton, MaryLaura Mau, Carolyn Moss, Eric Heaton, Jasper Heaton, Brooke McGowan, Willie McGowan, Colin McGowan, Adam Heaton, Scottie McGowan and Courteney McGowan. Great-grandmother of five girls. Sister of Donald E. Johnson and Linda Lemieux (Leslie) and aunt of nine nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward Ave. (btwn. 13-14 Mile) Thursday 1-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Funeral service Friday 1 p.m. at St. Stephen Episcopal Church, 5500 N. Adams Rd., Troy. Memorial tributes to the charity of donor's choice. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
HUEBNER EDWARD "ED" JOHN Age 86, passed away December in Charlotte, N. Carolina. He lived a long and full life, loved by many. Ed was born in Detroit, Michigan on June 9, 1926, to Edward C. and Anna M. Huebner. Married for 56 years to Marjorie Ann (Bradley) Huebner, who predeceased Ed, he is survived by his two children, Kathleen Huebner Adamson, married to Kent Adamson and Edward Louis Huebner, married to Lorie Huebner. Ed had five grandchildren, in whom he took great pride, Allison Huebner, Edward Joseph Huebner, Christine Huebner, David Adamson, and Andrea Adamson, Ed is also survived by his brother, James Huebner, M.D, and his wife Ruth Huebner, as well as his sister, Mary Richard. He was predeceased by his siblings, Margaret Greening, Charles Huebner, Bernard Huebner and Rosemary Huebner. Edward grew up in Detroit, spending many summers with family in Ontario, Canada. He enlisted in WWII in the Army Air Corps and served as a tail gunner in a B-24 Liberator based in Italy in 1944-45. He graduated from the University of Detroit with a Bachelors Degree in Business. He enjoyed a long and successful career in sales, at Square D, and Textron, and became the Vice President of Sales at Cadillac Rubber and Plastic. In retirement, he and Marjorie traveled extensively. They enjoyed their winter home at Island Dunes, in Jensen Beach, Florida. In 2007, Ed and Marjorie moved to Matthews, NC where Ed was a proud member of American Legion Post 235. A high point in recent years was taking "The Flight of Honor" to Washington DC. Ed was an immensely social person who never met a stranger. There will be a Celebration of Ed's life on January 5, at the Heritage Funeral Home in Matthews, with the time to be announced. Additionally, there will be a Celebration of Ed's life in Michigan in the spring, date to be announced. Memorial donations for Ed should be directed to: American Legion Post 235, P.O. Box 3367, Matthews, NC 28106. Charitable contributions in his name will be used to fund the Legion's youth and veteran programs. Online guestbook is available at www.heritagefuneral.net
JACOB DONALD P. Age 63. Beloved husband of Karen. Dear step-father of Jacqueline. Son of the late Peter (the late Irene). Memorial visitation Friday 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m., L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, 42600 Ford Road (W. of Lilley Road). In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Multiple Myeloma. Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at griffinfuneralhome.com.
KULAKOWSKI ELEANOR December 10, 2012 age 101. Beloved wife of the late Walter. Dear Mother of Marilyn (William) Trainor and Joyce (Lawrence) Andres. Grandmother of Laura, Edward and Robert Andres and Kenneth Trainor. Also survived by eight Great-Grandchildren. Visitation at the Ford Funeral Home, 26560 Van Dyke (S of 11 Mile Road or the 696 Expressway) Wednesday from 5-9 pm and Thursday from 2-9 pm. In state St. Clement Church 25320 Van Dyke (N of 10 Mile Road) Friday from 9:30 am until time of Mass 10 am. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
LEMPKE LINGOLIE 97 of Zephyrhills, Florida and formerly of Detroit, died December 9, 2012. A funeral service will be held on Friday, Dec 14th at 2:30pm at the Stone Funeral Home in Petoskey, Michigan.
LEVI KATHY Beloved wife of Paul Levi. Dear mother of Joshua Levi and Sarah Levi. Devoted sister of Kay (John) DePaw, Vicki (Eric) Eis and Gary (Paulette) Kendrick. Also survived by many other loving family members and friends. SERVICES THURSDAY, 1:00PM AT THE DORFMAN CHAPEL, FARMINGTON HILLS (248) 406-6000. INTERMENT TO FOLLOW AT THE CLOVER HILL PARK CEMTERY or visit www.thedorfmanchapel.com
LINENGER MARION R. Of Sarasota, Florida, formerly of Clarkston and East Detroit. December 8, 2012. Age 90. Preceded in death by her husband Paul. Mother of Richard (Sue), Marilyn (Richard) Morris, James (Theresa) and Robert (Debra). Also survived by seven grandchildren, five step-grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. Scripture service Thursday 6 p.m. at the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston where friends may visit Thursday from 3-8 p.m. Funeral Mass Friday 10:30 a.m. at St. Daniel Catholic Church, Clarkston with visitation directly at the church Friday 9:30 a.m. until tim of Mass. Rite of Committal Lakeview Cemetery. Memorials may be made to The Pines of Sarasota. Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com.
MAGNUSON ELDORA NAOMI Age 97, resident of White Lake, formerly of Livonia, passed away on December 10, 2012 at Estabrooks Havencrest Nursing Home. Eldora was the beloved wife of the late Alden (Bud) Magnuson and is survived by her three sons, Rick Magnuson of Livonia, Rod (Debbie) Magnuson of Big Rapids, and Mike (Mary Beth) Magnuson of Highland; three grandsons Mark, Adam and Thomas Magnuson all of Big Rapids; one sister, Delores (Conny) O'Callaghan; one sister-in-law Maxine (Micki) Everson and numerous nieces and nephews. She will be greatly missed by all. Eldora was born in Detroit on February 25, 1915, and is preceded in death by eight siblings. Funeral services are Thursday, December 13, 2012, at St. Patrick's Church, 9086 Hutchins Street, (corner of Union Lake Rd. and Hutchins Street), White Lake, MI. Visitation is 10a.m. until the time of the Mass of the Resurrection, 11a.m. Friends may share a memory of Eldora at www.eltonblackandsonwhitelake.com
MATNEY PHYLLIS A. December 9, 2012, age 70. Beloved wife of Joseph for 52 years. Loving mother of Brenda (Jim) Fidell, Sandra (Richard) Halstead, Joseph Jr. (Barb), Jacqueline (Terrry) Cupchak. Dear grandmother of Laura Beth, Christopher, Shannon, Sheryl, Eric, Josh, Kyle, Aaron, Emily, and Victoria and great grandmother to one on the way. Also survived by three sisters and six brothers. Preceded in death by her parents, one son, Danny Joe, and four brothers. Memorial Service 11a.m. Saturday, December 15, 2012 at Redford Church of God, Redford, MI. The family has entrusted care and services to the L.J. Griffin Funeral Home. Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at griffinfuneralhome.com.
MUSANTE CLOTILDE ROSE Age 81, on December 10, 2012. Loving wife to the late Aldo. Cherished mother to Carlo, Renzo (Suzanne), and Anna Russette. Dearest Nonna of Stephanie, Daniel, Danielle, Natalie, and Elaine. Visitation at the Arthur J. VanLerberghe Funeral Home, 30600 Harper Ave., St. Clair Shores, Wednesday 2-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary. Funeral Mass on Thursday, 10 a.m., in state 9:30 a.m., at St. Lucys. Share memories at vanfuneral.com.
PANTZER ESTHER Beloved wife of the late Irving Pantzer. Dear mother of Lori (Sheldon) Rakotz, Karen (Bruce) Lazar and Rhona (Allan) Anchill. Loving grandmother of Nancie (Lauren) Becker-Rakotz, Adrienne (Jay) Honigstock, Jennifer (Dr. Ryan) Barish, Denise (Jason) Charnas, David Lazar and Laura (Dr. Brian) Markle. Devoted great-grandmother of Maxwell, Sarah, Blake, Hannah, Reid and Seth. Dearest sister of Joseph (the late Sara) Goldberg and the late Ruth (the late Nelson) Hall and the late Irving (the late Annette) Goldberg. Also many loving nieces, nephews, other family members and friends. SERVICES TODAY 12:00PM AT THE DORFMAN CHAPEL, FARMINGTON HILLS (248) 406-6000. INTERMENT TO FOLLOW AT MACHPELAH CEMETERY, visit www.thedorfmanchapel.com
PESTA JOHN R., December 11, 2012, Age 90. Beloved husband of Rita for 65 years. Loving father of Paul (Cheryl), Nancy Motyl (Rick), Laura, Joan, and John (Cindy). Also survived by 12 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Family will receive friends Thursday 3-8 p.m. at A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Road (between Maple and Big Beaver) with Scripture Service at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass Friday 10 a.m. at St. Jane Frances de Chantal Church, 38750 Ryan Rd., Sterling Heights. Church visitation begins 9:30 a.m. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
SAMUELS BERNADINE December 11, 2012. Age 83. Beloved mother of Linda Cooper (Warren) and Rob Samuels (Debbie). Treasured aunt of Donna Leroy and Laura Dindorf, two nephews, five grandchildren, one great-grandchild and many relatives in Pennsylvia. Long time secretary, Archdiocese of Detroit at Patronage of St. Joseph and St. Germane. Arrangements handled by Wujek-Calcaterra.
SANFORD ALFRED "JIM" Age 80, December 8, 2012. Beloved husband of the late Lois Sanford. He is survived by his children Linda, Darlene, Diane, Cathy, and Ronnie; brother Roger, sister Irene Kangas; many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Services 11 am, December 15, 2012 at Glen Eden Cemetery Chapel, Livonia.
SHINK MARY PAT December 8, 2012. age 69, of China Twp. Beloved wife of the late George Stephen Shink. Dear mother of Walter (Dawn) and Arthur (Andrea). Loving grandmother to Leo, Lillian and Spencer. Sister of Larry Butler, Jim Roberts, Toni Cronce and the late Tim Butler. Visitation Saturday 1 - 3 p.m in Bower-Rose Funeral Home, Marine City. No formal service will take place. Memorials, in lieu of flowers, may be made to the Marine City Fire Department
STEWART LENORA J of Commerce Township, Michigan, passed away in Mesa, Arizona on December 9, 2012 after a 45 month battle with ovarian cancer. She was born in San Antonio, Texas on August 23, 1943. She is survived by her son, Matthew (Susan); her daughters, Jennifer (Wallace) and Melissa (Robert); her husband, Charles; and seven grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Melcher Mortuary Chapel of the Roses, 43 S. Stapley Dr. Mesa, AZ 85204 (480) 964-4537. A memorial service will be held to honor the life of Lenora Stewart at 2pm on Monday, December 17th at the funeral home. Please pay tribute to Lenora by visiting the family's website, www.MelcherChapelofRoses.com
STUDZINSKI PEGGY Age 54, December 9, 2012. Beloved wife of Keith. Dear mother of Melissa Studzinski (Andy Mudra) and the late Kelly Studzinski. Dear daughter of Leo W. Tomaszewski and the late Helen. Dear sister of Laura Olesko (Barney), Michael Sparrow, Nancy Noiva (Bob), Ruth Bachor (Carl), Stanley Tomaszewski (Debbie), Terese Baltes (Kevin), Leo A. Tomaszewski (Kim), and Mary Tomaszewski. Dear sister-in-law of Mari Maceri (Joe) and Monica Dorogahazi (Bill). Family will receive friends at Pixley Funeral Home, 3530 Auburn Rd., Auburn Hills, Thursday and Friday, 2 8 p.m., Memorial Mass at St. Hugo of the Hills Church, 2215 Opdyke Rd., Bloomfield Hills, Saturday 2:00 p.m. Contributions suggested to: St. Monica & St. Augustine Church, 4151 Seminole, Detroit, MI 48214 or Karmanos Cancer Institute, Melanoma Program, Lawrence E. Flaherty, M.D., 4100 John R. St., Mail Code HW04H0, Detroit, MI 48201 www.pixleyfhauburnhills.com
VanHULLE GIULIAM "BILL" December 11, 2012. Age 85 of Westland. Beloved husband of the late Dolores. Loving father of Sandra (Tim) Black, Keri (Rich) Eisiminger, William (Maureen), and the late Kay (Greg) Reikowski. Caring grandfather of nine and great-grandfather of six. Funeral services from the Uht Funeral Home. 35400 Glenwood Rd., Westland, Thursday 7 p.m. Visitation Thursday 3 p.m. until time of service at funeral home. Private burial Friday at Cadillac Memorial Gardens West. Family requests memorials to Angela Hospice. Please view memorial page and send tributes at www.uhtfh.com.