GNIEWEK LORRAINE J. December 13, 2012. Age 81, recently of Redford. Beloved wife of the late Henry. Loving mother of Beverly Gniewek, Susan Gniewek, Brian Gniewek, Jeff Gniewek (CoreyAnn) and the late Greg. Dear sister of Steven Ciesla (Lorraine), Bernard Ciesla and the late Irene Bojczyk. Dearest grandmother of Amy, Kevin, Samantha, Payne, Brittany and Ryan. Lorraine will be deeply missed by family and friends. Visitation Sunday, December 16, 2012 from 2- 9 p.m. at the Dearborn Chapel of Voran Funeral Home, 23701 Ford Road. (313) 278-5100. Scripture service at 8:00 p.m. that evening. In state Monday 10:30 a.m. with 11:00 a.m. Mass to follow at St. Robert Bellarmine Parish (Redford). Interment St. Hedwig Cemetery. Visit our online guestbook and share memories at www.voranfuneralhome.com
HEALY JOHN ROBERT "BOB" Age 87, December 13, 2012. Loving father of Susan Healy Zitterman (Jerry Zitterman), Michael Healy (Mary), Mary H. Healy, Carole Ann Healy, Beth Leonardi and (the late Frank). Dear grandfather of Tony, Matthew, Ryan, Kaitlin, David and Daniel. Uncle to Kitty and Jerry. Will also be missed by his best friend Miriam Schmithorst. Visitation Sunday 3-8 p.m. with a Rosary at 4 p.m. at Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 Six Mile Rd., in Livonia. Funeral Monday in state 10:15 a.m. until the time of Mass at 11 a.m. at St. Genevieve Catholic Church, 29015 Jamison, in Livonia. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
JACKMAN ROBERT (BOB) ALAN 81, born February 3, 1931 in Harrison, Ohio, passed away in Traverse City, MI on December 10, 2010 at Munson Hospice House. Predeceased by his parents Olive Bonham Jackman and Eugene (Buster) Jackman. Survived by his wife of 11 years, Alexandra (Alix); his sister Marilyn (Allan) Parkinson; his nephews Kent (Kim) Parkinson, Kristen and Kayla and Craig (Ana) Parkinson, Ian and Neal. Bob also became the beloved "Papa Bob" to his step-children: Jim, Lisalilli and Stephanie Sauber, step-grandchildren: Anne and Eric (Erica) Sauber; and step-great-grandchild: Shiloh Sauber. Bob served in the Navy for a year after graduating Harrison High school in 1949, and then four yrs Naval Reserve. He attended Ohio University, where he became a member of Delta Tau Delta and transferred to General Motors Institute (now Kettering). In 1952 he graduated and began his 37 year career with Cadillac Motor Car Division of GM, retiring as Director of Service. His second career was a 10 year stint as Vice President of Engineering Analysis Associates, an automotive consulting firm. Throughout Bob's life his passions were cars, sailing, community, choral singing and church. He was a more than 50 year member of Sports Car Club of America. He was one of the initial crew for "One Lap of America" in addition to many rally events in the woods and racing on ice, as well as the organizing committee for the Grand Prix races which took place in downtown Detroit. His sailing passion led him to crew on "Valkyrie" for many Mackinac Races. He loved the events and the camaraderie of the many friends gathered from these experiences. Bob's love of the water led him to take many cruises to out of the way places. Favorites were the Russian Far East (Siberia) and his retirement "Around the World Millenium Cruise". In addition to his sporting passions, Bob felt a strong commitment to his community and church. He worked to end desegregation in housing and he co-founded and led Riverfront East Alliance (REAL) dedicated to keeping the casinos off the Detroit riverfront to save it for the people of Detroit. Bob was an active and devoted member of Fort Street Presbyterian church in downtown Detroit for many years. He maintained that membership even after he and Alix moved to Leelanau County in 2005 from downtown Detroit where they lived on his beloved Detroit River. Nonetheless, he was an enthusiastic "Friend of Suttons Bay Congregational Church" serving in the chorus and attending adult education classes with gusto where his "bingo!" became a legend. He loved classical music and enjoyed choral singing. Over the years, he sang in many choruses including General Motors Chorus, several church choruses and even formed a shipboard chorus on his around the world cruise. In all his endeavors, his energies were always directed by his personal motto "I gave it my best". Bob did give it his best and he left the world and each individual, better for his touch. Bob was deeply loved and will be forever and deeply missed. Memorial services will be conducted at Suttons Bay Congregational Church, December 15, 2012 at 11 a.m. and Fort Street Presbyterian Church on January 13, 2013 at 12:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to: Fort Street Presbyterian Church, Suttons Bay Congregational Church, The Leelanau Conservancy, or Munson Hospice House.
LEWIS WILFRED N. December 14, 2012, age 83 of Livonia, formerly of Westland. Retired Westland Fire Marshall who proudly served the city from 1959-1982. Beloved husband of Suzanne. Dear father of Terry (Rodna), Kris (Bailey), Jana (Paul) Bonham, Sherrie (Greg Schwagle), Craig, Victoria (Larry) Erpelding, and Pamela Dery. Brother of Denny (Judy) Lewis. Loving grandfather of Brandon Lewis, Breanne Lewis, James Erpelding, Richard Erpelding, and Bryce Dery. Arrangements entrusted to the Uht Funeral Home for private family services. Memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project. Please visit and sign a tribute at www.uhtfh.com.
SUBOTICH PAULINE Age 91. December 13, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Robert. Loving mother of Nicholas (Crystal), Charna (Bill) Misajlovski, Marianne (Tom) Naumovski, and Sam (Sue). Proud grandmother of eight and 18 great-grandchildren. Visitation Sunday 3-9 p.m. at A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Ave., at Vernier Rd., Grosse Pointe Woods. Pomen 7 p.m. In state Monday 10 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Funeral at St. Stevan Decanski Serbian Orthodox Church, 14235 E. Eleven Mile Rd., Warren, MI. Memorial contributions may be made to the Church building fund. ahpeters.com
WALLER CHARLES H., JR. Age 75 of Ypsilanti, Michigan, died Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at home with the family by his side. Join his family in celebrating Chuck's life at Janowiak Funeral Home, 320 N. Washington St., Ypsilanti, Monday, December 17, 2012, at 10:00 a.m.. The family will receive friends on Sunday 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Go to www.janowiakfuneralhome.com to sign his guest book online.