BAKER ENOCH W. Age 55. December 8, 2012 of Southgate. Beloved husband of Deanne. Loving father of Thomas Julion (Valerie) Lybrand, Erin Moss, Kelly (Wayne) Dilcher, Shannon (Kevin) Foust, and Kevin. Dearest son of Gail Bargerstock. Dear brother of Christina (Steve) Mosquera, Karen (Al) Pladars, April (Rick) Simmons, Douglas (Judy) Bargerstock, and the late William Bargerstock. Brother-in-law of Sue Bargerstock. Also survived by five grandchildren. Visitation Thursday 5-9 p.m., Friday 1-9 p.m., John Molnar Funeral Home, 14032 Northline Road, Southgate. In state Saturday 10:30 a.m., until time of service, 11 a.m., Christ the King Lutheran Church, 15600 Trenton Road, Southgate. www.molnarfuneralhome.com
BALDWIN BARBARA C. AND ROBERT D. both age 87 of Harsen's Island, formerly of Berkley, passed away December 5 and December 10, 2012, respectively. Together for 67 wonderful years. Beloved parents of Janet Persinger, the late Nancy Baldwin, and the late Robert F. Baldwin. Beloved grand-parents of Melissa, Tony, Tyler, Michon and Ciara. Also survived by several loving siblings and great-grandchildren. There will be a memorial visitation Saturday, December 15, from 2 p.m. until the time of the memorial service 3 p.m. at the Sawyer-Fuller Funeral Home, 2125 12 Mile Rd. Berkley (two blocks. w. of Woodward). Memorial contributions would be appreciated to the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan, the American Diabetes Association, and/or the American Cancer Society. Share your memories at www.sawyerfuller.com
BARTOS MARLENE JEAN Age 68, of Holly formerly of Hamburg and Wayne, died December 11, 2012. Funeral services will be held 2p.m. Sunday, December 16, 2012 at Sharp Funeral Homes, Fenton Chapel, 1000 Silver Lake Rd., Fenton. Visitation will be held at the funeral home Saturday from 1-9 p.m. and Sunday from 12-2 p.m.Those desiring may make contributions to the Marlene J. Bartos Memorial Fund. Online tributes may be posted on the obituaries page at www.sharpfuneralhomes.com
BENS DONALD P. SR. age 86, died December 11, 2012. Beloved husband of Alice for 62 years. Loving father of Colleen (Mike) Schall, Susie (Greg) Mico, Michael (Carol), Mary Bens-Harden, Patsy (John) Garascia, the late Donald Jr. (Stephanie), Dan (Janine), Marty (Tiffany) and Paula (Matt) Crippen. Dearest grand father of 24 and great-grandfather of five. Dear brother of Ted (Jan) Bens. Visitation Friday 3-9 pm with prayers at 7 pm at Kaul Funeral Home, 28433 Jefferson, St. Clair Shores. In state Saturday 9:30 am until time of Mass at 10 am at Our Lady of Hope – St. Gertrude, 28837 Jefferson, St. Clair Shores. Interment at Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton Twp. Please share a memory of Don at www.kaulfuneralhome.com.
BOWMAN ROBERT W. December 10, 2012. Loving husband of the late Lillian. Dear brother of Joyce Wittwer, Joan Draveski, and the late Eileen Pace, Helen Stefanich, Lucille Shaw, Jim, Fred, and John. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Funeral Friday at 10:30 a.m. from the chapel of L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, 7707 Middlebelt Rd. (at Ann Arbor Trail). Visitation Thursday 3 until 8 p.m. Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at Griffinfuneralhome.com
BRENNER LAWRENCE GORDON (LARRY) 73, of Armada, Michigan passed away December 10, 2012, after a long illness. Larry was a lover of life, and an enthusiastic eater of pie! He loved music of all kinds, particularly rock and roll "oldies". He is much beloved by his surviving family, sisters Chary Sundstrom, of North Carolina, and family; and Jari Andrea Brenner, of Saint Paul, Minnesota; cousins in Michigan and California, and many dear friends who were his caretakers and life-long friends, particularly Darlene Adams and Tiffany Pearl. He also had many dear friends who shared his group homes and workshop through the years. In particular, David, David, and Stephen. He is predec-eased by his parents, Julie Antoinette Brenner and Harry H. Brenner of Birmingham, Michigan; and many aunts and uncles, particularly Mary King (aunt) of Madison Heights, Michigan. Larry brought a smile to everyone he met. He was famous for his "crinkly" smile that lit up the lives of so many. He will be deeply missed. A graveside service and burial will be held at the White Chapel Memorial Cemetery, Troy, Michigan, Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 12 noon; A memorial service and celebration of life for all who knew and loved him will be held on Saturday, December 15 from 1 p.m. -4 p.m. at the Fulton Group Home, 22892 Prospect Avenue, Armada, Michigan 48005. Donations in his memory can be made to: Macomb Oakland Regional Center (MORC) The Futures Foundation http://www.the futuresfoundation.org 586-263-8983 or 866-807-6940 National Foundation of Swallowing Disorders (NFOSD) http://www.swallowingdisorderfoundation. com POB 3725 Carmel, CA 93921 firstname.lastname@example.org 415-326-3673.
BRITCHER JOHN E., December 11, 2012, Age 79, formerly of Plymouth. Beloved son of the late John and Margaret. Survived by many cousins. John was retired from Consumers Power. He was a life member of the American Legion Post 393 in Hulbert, MI and the Livonia Elks. Funeral Service Saturday 11 am at Vermeulen Funeral Home, 46401 W. Ann Arbor Rd., (between Sheldon and Beck) Plymouth. Visitation Friday 3-8pm. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion Post 393 in Hulbert, MI. To share a memory, please visit vermeulenfuneralhome.com
BRYSON ANNEMARIE Loving mother of Courtney. Dearest sister of Craig (Karen) and Scott (Jenny). Beloved daughter of Mary Catherine. Dear aunt of Adam. Visitation Saturday from 2-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Funeral Service at the Sterling Heights Chapel of the E.J. Mandziuk & Son Funeral Directors, Inc., 3801 18 Mile Rd. (N.W. corner of 18 and Ryan). Please share memories at www.mandziukfuneralhome.com.
BUDD RICHARD D., M.D. Age 89, of Sarasota, FL, formerly of Livonia, passed away peacefully on December 8, 2012. Preceded in death by his wife, Barbara, and daughter, Deborah Iverson. Survived by his daughters, Mary Horozaniecki (Joseph), Cynthia (Kay Peltier) and Laurie; son-in-law Robert Iverson (Amy); grandchildren Sharon, Rick and Colin. Richard was a psychiatrist, class of 1948 of the Wayne State School of Medicine and 1957 Diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He was the Assistant Section Chief of the Topeka (Kansas) State Hospital; Chief of Female Service, Assistant Clinical Director and Superintendent at Northville State Hospital; Clinical Director and Chairman of Psychiatry at Providence Hospital; physician at the John D. Dingell VA Medical Center; and was in private practice. Dr. Budd was also an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Michigan State University School of Medicine and named in the Who's Who in America and International Who's Who in Medicine. Funeral service Friday, December 14, 12:00 Noon 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 one hour prior to service time. Interment at Roseland Park Cemetery, 29001 Woodward Ave., Berkley. Memorials preferred to The Deborah A. Iverson, M.D. Lectureship, Kresge Eye Institute, Wayne State University, 5475 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48202. heeney-sundquist.com
BURKE TIMOTHY J. JR. Age 79 of Detroit. Born February 9, 1933, passed December 10, 2012. Beloved husband of the late Suzanne. Loving father of Theresa, Loretta, Suzanne, Norien, Timothy III, Kathleen (Joseph) and Anthony. Also survived by his grandchildren Richard Jr., Andy Jr., Dominic Jr., Lauren, Nora, Shane, Timothy, Hailey, Joseph, Michael and Hannah. He also leaves behind many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Preceded in death by his loving mother Nora Burke Divine, his father Timothy J. Burke Sr., his step-father Timothy Divine, his siblings Anna, Agnes, Theresa, Loretta and Joseph. Timothy was owner of Burkes Bar in southwest side of Detroit on Fort St. He graduated from All Saints High School and a Veteran of The Korean War. Timothy will be dearly missed by all. "MY FATHER" I ask him He says "NO" I ask "WHY?" He says nothing I yell He yells I cry He hugs Me I apologize He says sorry I Laugh He Laughs I Love Him He Loves Me Forever... My Father. Service Friday in state 9:30 a.m. until Mass 10:00 a.m. at Holy Redeemer Church, Detroit. Entombment Woodmere Cemetery. Please visit Timothy's on-line tribute at www.martenson.com
BUTKA ELIZABETH "BETTY" (NEE RUSSELL), December 12, 2012, Age 92 of Beverly Hills. Longtime owner of Westwood Carpentry. Beloved wife of the late Alexander A. Butka. Dear mother of Arleen E. Ellis (Tom), Judy A. Tarsney (Jeff), William A. (Mary Ann), and Peggy S. Broughton (Tom). Also survived by 12 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Sister of Louis Russell, Mary Ann Davey and the late Robert Russell and Richard Russell. Also many nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass Saturday 11 a.m. at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church, 32340 Pierce Street, Beverly Hills. Visitation at church begins at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes to Capuchin Soup Kitchen or Beaumont Hospice. A.J. Desmond & Sons, (248) 362-2500. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
CALKA BEATRICE C. December 8, 2012. Age 87. Beloved wife of the late Bernard "Barney". Loving mother of Bernadette (Victor) Kupiec, Bernice (Donald) Young, Bernard B. II (Jackie), Byron A. (Kris), and the late Bernadine (William) Racely. Proud grandmother of Karen, William, Hollie, Bethany, Chelsea, Benjamin, Sarah, Tara, Nicholas, and Curtis, and great-grandmother of William, Sydney, and Annelise. Dear sister of Phyllis Yaek, and Jennetta Logan. Visitation Thursday 3-9 p.m. and Friday 1-9 p.m. with 7 p.m. Rosary at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). In state Saturday 9:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. Mass at St. Matthias Catholic Church, 12509 19 Mile Rd., Sterling Heights (west of Schoenherr). Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com.
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
CYROL MICHAEL December 9, 2012 at the age of 76. Beloved husband of the late Dorothy; and the dear father of Deanna (Scott) Mayo, Michelle (Peter) Meinhart. Grandfather of Eric, Braden, Kole, Wolfie. He was preceded in death by his sister, Irene Cyrol. Visitation Manns-Ferguson Funeral Home 17000 Middlebelt (s. of 6 Mile) Friday, December 14th from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m.; Services, Saturday 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Oakland Community College or Alzheimer's Association. Share a memory www. mannsfuneralhome.com
DeCALUWE ELIZABETH Age 74, December 10, 2012 of Allen Park. Beloved wife of Henry. Loving mother of Eileen (David) Duford, Gail, Laurie (Jim) Joseph and Karen (Nick) Thomas. Dearest grandma of Mark, Nicholas, Scott, Alexander, Brianne, Brooke, Rachael and Danielle. Preceded in death by her parents, Wilfred and Bernice Korte and brothers, Jerome Korte and William Korte. Visitation Sunday 3-9 p.m. at the Allen Park Chapel-Martenson Family of Funeral Homes, 10915 Allen Rd. (corner of Goddard). Rosary Sunday 7p.m. In state Monday 9:30 a.m. at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 9000 Laurence, Allen Park until time of Mass 10 a.m. Interment Our Lady of Hope Cemetery. Family suggests donations to Heartland Hospice. Visit Elizabeth's eternal tribute at www.martenson.com.
DENSTEADT PAUL E. November 24, 2012. Age 71. Beloved father of Paul (Carol) Densteadt, Joseph (Karen) Densteadt, Theresa (Donald) Huffman, James Densteadt, Joshua Densteadt and Hannah Densteadt. Loving grandfather of Michael, Joey, Niko, Olivia, Alexia and McKenzie. Proud great-grandfather of two. Adopted son to the Morgan family of Emmett, MI. Memorial visitation Saturday 5-7 p.m., with memorial service at 7:00 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. (Shelby Twp.) 54880 Van Dyke at 25 Mile Road. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" WujekCalcaterra.com.
DONAHUE SHARON 70, passed away on December 7. She is preceded in death by her husband, James, sister Mary Lou Degel. She is the loving mother of Timothy (Diana), Eric, Bonnie, Melissa, and Kerry. Cherished grandmother to James, Summer, Ashley, Ryan and Erin. Sister to Marilyn Egan, Carol Petoskey, Colleen Chandler and Maureen Johnson. Family will receive friends Thursday 5-9 p.m. and Friday 2-9 p.m. with Rosary Friday at 7 p.m. at the Neely-Turowski Funeral Home 30200 Five Mile (btn. Merriman and Middlebelt). Funeral Mass will be at St. Edith Catholic Church on Saturday with in state at 10:00 a.m. until Mass begins at 10:30 a.m. Interment at St. Hedwig Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please donate to the American Lung Association or Goodfellows of southeast Michigan. www.neely-turowski.com
DORR MARY M., December 11, 2012, Age 106. Beloved wife of the late Leonard. Devoted mother of Margaret Ann Corso (John), Joan Elizabeth Lybear (Charles), Barbara Jean Lilly, Larry (Vera), and the late Mary Louise McKenzie (Dan). Loving grandmother of 13 and great-grandmother of 20. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends Friday 2-8 p.m. at A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Road (between Maple and Big Beaver) with Rosary at 5 p.m. Funeral Mass Saturday 10 a.m. at St. Benedict Church, 80 S. Lynn, Waterford. Visitation at church begins at 9:30 a.m. Consider in lieu of flowers donations to Lourdes Community. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
DRAVECKY PATRICIA "TRISH" MARGARET of Warren, MI, passed away November 27, 2012, born September 27, 1943. Predeceased by parents George and Margaret Dravecky, and survived by brother Thomas and his wife Susan of Knoxville, TN. She was a generous person who contributed to numerous charities and volunteered at the Arbor Inn senior care facility as well as the Fraser Figure Skating Club with Fraser Eclipse Team. A Memorial Mass will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, December 15, 2012 at St. Anne's Church, 32000 Mound Road in Warren. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the American Cancer Society or the charity of your choice. "Let each of you look not only to your own interests, but the interest of others." Phillipians 2-4.
EGERT PAULETTE G. Age 68, of Clay Township, passed away peacefully under hospice care December 9, 2012 at Clare Bridge of Utica. She was born June 11, 1944 to Joseph and Julia (nee Markovich) Miglia. On April 15, 1983, she married William Egert. Paulette treasured the times she had with her family and loved traveling, gardening, and being outdoors. She will be greatly missed by her husband William; sons David (Shanyn) and Brian Paluszewski; daughter, Laura (Todd) Leman; six grandchildren; brother Al Miglia; sisters Judith (Jeff) Collins, Gail Miglia and Jacqueline (Daniel) Conlin. Paulette was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Diane Massong. Funeral Services have already taken place. Interment, White Chapel Cemetery, Troy. Memorial contributions in Paulette's honor to Seasons Hospice are appreciated. The family wishes to thank the wonderful staff at Clare Bridge of Utica, Memory Care. Please share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guestbook" at WujekCalcaterra.com
FRUHNER KATHERINE "KATHE" Age 84. December 6, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Joseph. Loving mother of Mary (Steve) Paulson, Peter (Renate), Cathy and Renate Fruhner. Dear grandmother of four. Sister of Peter Albert (Lily) Bognar. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Visitation Thursday 2-8 p.m. with Rosary 7 p.m. at Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home, 28499 Schoenherr, Warren. Funeral Friday, in state at 9 a.m. until time of Mass 9:30 a.m. at St. Paul of Tarsus, 41300 Romeo Plank Rd., Clinton Township. Donations may be made to Capuchin Soup Kitchen or Michigan Humane Society. Light a candle and share a memory at www.verheyden.org.
FUSCIARDI ELVIRA "AL" Age 101, a resident of Sunrise of Shelby, formerly of Grosse Pointe Woods, died peacefully December 10, 2012. Born November 1, 1911. Beloved wife of the late Joseph Fusciardi. Dear mother of Joanne (Harold) Folker, Dennis Fusciardi, and Gary (Diana) Fusciardi. Loving grandmother of Michael Fusciardi and Eric (Christine) Fusciardi. Sunday, December 16th her memorial visitation will be 12 noon until her memorial service at 3:00 pm at Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 8459 Hall Road (3 blks east of Van Dyke) Utica. Please share a memory with the family at www.sullivanfuneraldirectors.com
GOOD RAY A. of South Lyon, Michigan passed away on Tuesday, December 11, 2012. Ray was predeceased by his wife Janet, and daughters Marjorie and Donna. Ray is survived by his son Michael (Judy), six grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, and one great great-grandchild. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, December 16, at 4:30 p.m. at PHILLIPS FUNERAL HOME, 122 West Lake St., South Lyon. The family will receive friends at the funeral home beginning at 3:30pm. Online guestbook at www.phillipsfuneral.com
GOODLOE- JOHNSON DR. MARIA LOUISE beloved wife of Bruce Johnson, died Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at North Cypress Medical Center in Cypress, TX. She was 55. Dr. Goodloe-Johnson was born September 3, 1957 in Omaha, Nebraska, the daughter of the late Leonard Oden Goodloe and Jewell Miller Goodloe. Goodloe-Johnson served as Deputy Chancellor for Instructional Support and Educational Accountability for Michigan's new Education Achievement System, a program aimed at aiding failing public schools. She is survived by her husband, Bruce, daughters, Maya Jewell and Brittany, brother, Leonard O. Goodloe, Jr., other relatives and dear friends. In lieu of flowers, the family requests you make donations to Dr. Maria Goodloe-Johnson Scholarship Fund for Maya Johnson at any First Federal Branch, Charleston, SC. Arrangements are being handled by Fielding Home For Funerals, 122 Logan Street, Charleston, SC, 29401, 843-722-3348 or 1-800-290-5954.
GORDON ROBERT M. Age 94. Beloved husband of Mary Jane for almost 70 years. Loving father of Margaret "Peggy" and Robert. Proud grandfather of Ann Gordon, Chelsea Mayer and Devin Brown. Dear brother of Betty Bingham-Pierce. Mr. Gordon was a proud WW II veteran, enjoyed golf, spending time with his grandchildren and had a excellent sense of humor. Funeral Friday in state 9:30am until time of Mass 10 am at the National Shrine of the Little Flower Catholic Church, Royal Oak. Memorials appreciated to Disabled American Veterans. Share a memory at www.sullivanfuneraldirectors.com
GRAY THOMAS A. JR. age 83 of Livonia, passed away peacefully on December 11, 2012. Mr. Gray served proudly in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict. He retired from Ford Motor Company in Ypsilanti after 33 years of dedicated service. He enjoyed U of M football-"Go Blue!", as well as his garden. Beloved husband of 58 years to Barbara; dear father of Debbie (Frank) McDermott and Cindy (Jeff) Rochette; proud grandfather of Brian and Josh; brother of Jean (Robert) Postlewait. The visitation hours will be Friday, December 14, 2012, from 2 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the Harry J. Will funeral Home, 37000 Six Mile Road, Livonia. The Funeral Service will be Saturday, December 15, 2012, at 11 a.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 17810 Farmington Road, Livonia, MI 48152. Mr. Gray will lie in state at the church on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Interment will follow at Glen Eden Cemetery with Military honors under the auspices of the U.S. Navy. Memorial donations to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Please visit www.harryjwillfuneralhome.com and share a tribute of Tom.
GREIG GLADYS M Age 83. December 8, 2012. She leaves many dear friends, neighbors and nieces. Our angel on earth is now an angel in heaven. Visitation Friday 10 am until time of funeral 11 am at First Presbyterian Church, 529 Hendrie Blvd., Royal Oak 48067. Memorial contributions to the church are appreciated. Share your memories at www.sullivanfuneraldirectors.com
HENGSTEBECK VIVIAN Age 88. WWII Navy. Wife of the late Harold J. Dear mother of Paul (Diane Zeller), Marion (David) Bayes, Martha (William) Waters, Mark (Bea), Elizabeth (Brian O'Connell), David, and Laura BJerke. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of eight. Visitation Saturday 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. Service at Charles R. Step Funeral Home, 18425 Beech Daly (btwn. Six and Seven Mile). Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Contributions to The Capuchin Soup Kitchen, 1780 Mt. Elliott Ave. Detroit, 48207 appreciated. Condolences to charlesstepfuneralhome.com.
HODSON ROBERT born August 28, 1921, has entered into the presence of our Lord on December 10, 2012 and has been reunited with his wife Mary Marcella. Left with memories of a loving father and grand-father are daughters Linda (Randy) and Jill (Dale), five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. A Veteran of WWII, Bob worked in sales at Great Lakes Steel 40 years and MST Steel 22 years. A celebration of his life will be held Saturday, December 15 at 1:00 p.m. at St. John United Church of Christ, 2744 4th St. Wyandotte 48192. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. John United Church of Christ or St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 www.nixonfuneralhome.com
JONES RICHARD "RICK" Age 41 of Riley, Michigan passed away on Tuesday, December 11, 2012. Beloved husband of Laura for 17 years. Dearest father of Jonell (David). Loving grandfather of Sadie and Evelyn. Dear son of Charlotte Miller (Nunn) and the late Gary Jones. Stepson of Elmer Miller. Brother of Michael Jones and Bryan (Cori) Jones. Memorial gathering at the Sawyer-Fuller Funeral Home, 2125 Twelve Mile Road (two blocks west of Woodward Avenue) in Berkley Friday, December 14th from 1 pm until time of memorial service at 3 pm. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the family. Share a memory with the family at www.sawyerfuller.com
JUSTEN VADA M. Age 88 of Brighton formerly of Bloomfield Twp., died December 9, 2012. Beloved wife of 65 years to the late James (d. October 4, 2012). Loving mother of Janice (Michael) Cook, Joan (Timothy) Houran, Jane (Randy) Evans, Jennifer (Tim) Lynch, Josey Dovichi, James (Kathy) Justen, Jr. and June (Michael) Keane. Also 19 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren, Preceded in death by her sister Irene (the late Earl) Stechschulte. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews extended family members and friends, including her wonderful caregivers Lulu, Ellen and Sherry. Funeral Mass from St. Patrick Catholic Church, 711 Rickett Rd., Brighton, Michigan Saturday 10 a.m. (In State 9:00 a.m.). Interment St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery, Brighton. Friends may visit Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 340 N. Pontiac Trail, Walled Lake (3 Blocks S. of Maple Rd.) Friday 3-9 p.m. (Vigil Service 7:30 p.m.). Memorials to the American Heart Association or the charity of donor's choice appreciated. Condolences at www.LynchFAMILYFuneralDirectors.com
KALITTA WENDY ANN Age 51 August 31, 1961 - December 10, 2012. Beloved daughter of Judy and the late Douglas. Loving sister of Kelly and Doug (Josie). Dear aunt of Sam Zielinski, Adam McKenzie, Mitchell Kalitta and Avery Kalitta. Visitation Friday 3-9 p.m and Saturday 9 a.m. until time of the funeral 10 a.m. at The Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 705 West Eleven Mile Road (4 Blks E. of Woodward), Royal Oak. Memorials appreciated to the Capuchins. Please share a memory at www.sullivanfuneraldirectors.com
KARAMANOS CHRIS Age 84. December 9, 2012. Beloved husband of Panagiota. Loving father of John (Stella), Helen (Ted) Kosturos, Maria (Earl) Doherty. Loving papou of Paulina, Christopher Karamanos, Christopher Doherty, Angela, Eleni, Christina, and Melina. Visitation Friday 3-9 p.m. with Trisagion 6 p.m. at A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Avenue at Vernier Road, Grosse Pointe Woods. In state Saturday 12:30 p.m. until time of Funeral Service 1 p.m. at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, 21800 Marter Road, St. Clair Shores 48080. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the church. ahpeters.com
KARBAL MICHAEL. Beloved husband for 65 years to Arleen Karbal. Devoted father of Carol Blender, Samuel Karbal and Dan Karbal. Proud grandfather of Katie (Michael) Stern. Dear brother of the late Ronald (Marilyn) Karbal and the late Seymour (Rosemarie) Karbal. SERVICES 11:00 AM FRIDAY AT DAVIDSON/ HERMELIN CHAPEL AT CLOVER HILL PARK CEMETERY. ARRANGEMENTS WITH HEBREW MEMORIAL CHAPEL (248) 543-1622. www.hebrewmemorial.org
KILPATRICK MARLENE of Livonia. December 11, 2012 in Ann Arbor. Visitation will be held Friday from 4-8 p.m. at the Neely - Turowski Funeral Home 30200 5 Mile (between Merriman and Middlebelt) where a service will be held Saturday at 12 noon. Burial at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Beloved wife of Arthur Kilpatrick. Loving mother of Ken (Laurie) Kilpatrick, Kerry (Kathryn) Kilpatrick, Carol (Kevin) McCarthy, Kevin Kilpatrick and Colleen Kilpatrick. Dearest grandmother of 10 and great-grandmother of five. Also survived by many loving family and friends. Memorials to: Covenant House of Michigan. www.lifestorynet.com
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KUZDAK CAROL S. Age 77, of South Lyon, former longtime resident of Detroit, passed away December 8, 2012. Devoted wife of Richard A. Cherished mother of Kenneth (Anna Winiarski-Kuzdak), Kathryn (Stephen) Bizek, Corinn (the late Donald) Fader, Karen (William) Beliveau, Richard (Lisa), Randal (Michele), Ron (Nancy), and Susan (Brandon) Smith. Adored grandmother of Christian, Stephanie, Keith, Gretchen, Hillary (Kyle), Abigail, Giana, Douglas, Ricky, Jack, Randal, Sarah, Mitchell, Noah, Laurel, Maxim, and Malea. Dear sister of Richard Rushford, Sandra Abraham, Virginia Leto, and Carla (John) Martinez; sister-in-law of Melvin Weaverling and Donna Kuzdak. Also loved by many nieces, nephews, and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Wilma (nee Korhonen) Rushford; sisters, Marianne Weaverling and Donna Sanchez; brothers-in-law, Joseph Leto and Roger Kuzdak; and sister-in-law Patti Rushford. Visitation Friday, 2-8 p.m. with a Rosary at 6:30 p.m. at Casterline Funeral Home, 59255 10 Mile, South Lyon. Funeral Mass Saturday, noon, in state 11:30 a.m., at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 830 S. Lafayette, South Lyon. Contributions appreciated to Hospices of Henry Ford, One Ford Place, 5A, Detroit, MI 48202. Online condolences at www.casterlinefuneralhome.com.
LAWSON OBE JACK December 11, 2012. Age 78 of Taylor. Dear father of Lisa (Irvin) Cady, Lori Carrico, Mitchell and Tonya. Brother of Ivy Geren, Richard and Connie Tate. Grandfather of seven and great-grandfather of four. Special friend to Betty and Bill Hicks. Funeral services from the Uht Funeral Home, 35400 Glenwood Rd. Westland, Friday 4 p.m. Visitation from the funeral home Friday 1 to 4 p.m. Cremation to take place. Please view memorial and send tributes at www.uhtfh.com.
LOWTHER IRENE J. "MIMI" Age 81; December 10, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Jesse Rex Jr. Loving mother of Jane Ann Nehra (Paul). Dearest grandmother of Annie, Mary and Kate. Dear sister of Mathilda Tanner (the late Daniel G.). Also survived by her loving niece Mary Ellen Tanner and nephew Michael Tanner (Marie). A memorial service will be held at 2pm, Saturday, December 15th, at the Grosse Pointe Congregational Church, 240 Chalfonte, Grosse Pointe Farms. Memorial contributions may be made to www.lesscancer.org or to a charity of your choice. Light a candle and share a memory at: www.verheyden.org
MAAS CORNELIA "CORRY" age 89, passed away December 10, 2012. Beloved wife of Cornelius. Loving mother of Peter (Barbara), Simon (Sandy), John (Kitty), Huey, and Paul (Babs). Dearest grandmother of 16 grandchildren and great grandmother of 14. Preceded in death by a granddaughter Ann, four brothers and four sisters. Visitation 28 p.m. Thursday with a rosary at 7 p.m. at Sawyer-Fuller Funeral Home, 2125 Twelve Mile Rd., Berkley (two blks. West of Woodward). In state Friday from 10:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Mass at Our Lady of La Salette Catholic Church, 2600 Harvard Rd., Berkley (on Coolidge N. of 11 Mile). Burial Tyrone Memory Gardens Cemetery, Fenton, MI. Share a memory at www.sawyerfuller.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, for 55 years, 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
MAGUET RAYMOND FRANK age 83 passed away on December 12, 2012. He was self employed and the original owner of Shores Landscape. Beloved husband of the late Donna, married for over 55 years. Loving father of Dennis (Marilyn) Maguet, Scott Maguet, and the late Mary George. Dear grandfather of Jason (Kristina) Maguet and Callie (Aaron) Heck. Dearest great-grandfather of Tyler Maguet, Christopher Maguet, Emma Heck, and Stella Heck. Visitation will be Friday December 14, 2012 from 4-8pm at Resurrection Funeral Home 40800 Hayes Rd. Clinton Twp., MI 48038. Funeral service Saturday December 15, 2012 at 10:30am with an in state time of 10:00am at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers please send donations to St. Jude Tribute Program P.O. Box 1000 Dept. 142 Memphis TN 38101-9908. Please visit www.resurrectionfuneralhome.com
McCLEARY RICHARD D. 66, of Fair Haven, passed away December 10, 2012. Rich was born on August 18, 1946 in Muscatine, Iowa. He is survived by his wife, Joanne; son, Thomas (Sonia): grandson, Nicholas and brother Robert (Lynn). A funeral service will be held at 12 p.m. on Saturday, December 15, 2012 at Gendernalik Funeral Home, 35259 23 Mile Road, New Baltimore. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a Rosary service in the evening on Friday, December 14 and from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, December 15. Memorial contributions may be made in Rich's honor to De La Salle Collegiate, 14600 Common Road, Warren, MI 48088.
MEANS JEANIE S. Age 70 December 10, 2012 Beloved mother of James (Millicent), Eric (Tammy Sims), and Ronald (Hosanna). Proud Grandmother of Brandon, Jamie, Miles, Gabriella, and Menelik. In State at Holy Family Church, 24505 Meadowbrook, Novi Saturday 10:30 a.m. until the funeral liturgy at 11:00 a.m. Donations may be made to the Archdiocese of Detroit Adopt a Family In Memory of Jeanie Means, 305 Michigan Ave, Detroit MI. 48226. On Line sympathy message at www.obriensullivanfuneralhome.com
MELTZER FLORENCE Beloved wife of the late Sam Meltzer. Dear mother of Linda (Martin) Weitz and Richard (Sharynn) Meltzer. Loving grandmother of Jamie Weitz, Andrew (Alexandra) Weitz, Erika (Kurt) Fillmore and Adrienne Meltzer. Devoted great-grandmother of Dylan Fillmore. Dearest sister of Joe (Jean) Climstein and the late Charles (the late Eleanore) Climstein and the late Bess (the late Lewis) Zumberg. SERVICES TODAY 3:00 P.M. AT THE DORFMAN CHAPEL, FARMINGTON HILLS (248) 406-6000. INTERMENT TO FOLLOW AT MACHPELAH CEMETERY or visit www.thedorfmanchapel.com
MILLION EUGENE W. Passed away on Friday, December 7, 2012. He was born June 17, 1927, in Detroit. He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Rosemary. He is survived by his six children and their spouses, 15 grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. A loving husband and father, he will be greatly missed. There will be a Memorial Mass on Friday, December 14 at 10:30 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church in Novi, Michigan. The family suggest memorial contributions be sent to the American Red Cross.
MITCHELL HENRY T., age 81 of Shelby Township, previously of Royal Oak and Troy, passed away December 9, 2012. Beloved husband of the late Marcia. Loving father of Thomas (Clare) Mitchell, Larry Mitchell, and Linda (Rod) Phelps. Dear brother of Dolores (Ted) Bratta. Proud grandfather of Jennifer, Grace, Stacey, Nathaniel, Thomas, Caitlin, and Ronald. The family will receive friends Friday 2-9 p.m. at the Sawyer-Fuller Funeral Home, 2125 12 Mile Rd., Berkley (2 blks. W. of Woodward). Funeral service will be Saturday 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Memorials would be appreciated to a charity of your choice. Share your memories at www.sawyerfuller.com .
NEWMAN HERBERT Cherished father of Beverly Brenner and Nancy (Kenneth) McIntyre. Proud grand-father of Matthew Brenner, Michael Brenner and Alex McIntyre. Also survived by Gerald Brenner and other loving relatives and friends. Beloved husband of the late Jean Newman. Devoted son of the late Henry and the late Jennie Newman. Dear brother of the late Harry Newman and the late Paul Newman. Mr. Newman served with distinguished honors in the Army during World War II. SERVICES 2:00 PM THURSDAY AFTERNOON AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020. INTERMENT AT CLOVER HILL PARK CEMETERY. www.irakaufman.com
PARSELL MARY GLADYS Age 79 of Dearborn, formerly of Virginia. Died December 11, 2012. Beloved wife of the late William. Dearest mother of Martin (Mary Lou), Denise, William (Sue), Jill (Darryl) Semeniuk, Daniel (Bridget) and David. Grandmother of eight. Sister of Rachel Smith. Visitation Friday, December 14, from 5 8 p.m. Querfeld Funeral Home, 1200 Oakwood, Dearborn, MI 48124. Funeral Saturday, December 15, 10:00 a.m. www.querfeldfuneralhome.com
PASQUE GEORGE B. Age 91 December 8, 2012. Dear husband of the late Dorothy, loving father of George F., Edward (Sally) and Valerie. Proud grandfather of Lyle, Richard, Larry, Randy, George, Darla, Nicole, Edward and Kelly. Great grandfather of 20. Visitation Friday 1-9 A.H. Peters Funeral Home 20705 Mack Ave at Vernier Road Grosse Pointe Woods with Rosary at 7 pm. In state Saturday 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass 10:00 am St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 21620 Mack Ave St. Clair Shores. ahpeters.com