ASH ROSEMARIE B. age 89, December 12, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Lester David Ash. Dearest mother of Leslie Thompson, Victoria Bichalski, and the late Gary. Also survived by six grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, and two sisters. A memorial gathering to celebrate her life will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be directed to a charity of your choice.
AXELROD ZELMA SHOOB Free-Verse Poem for Zelma, December 16, 1918 November 15, 2012. Is it any wonder you were born on Beethoven's birthday? Okay, that explains your nimble fingers on the keyboard, your Turkish March, but what explains your kindness? Your lack of pettiness? Did your social conscience sprout from the warmth of spoken Yiddish in an immigrant Detroit home? Did you learn humility from your beautiful older sisters, who celebrated you at age 10 as you helped keep the Detroit News Spelling Bee championship in the Shoob family for yet another year? Maybe that's why at 90 you could beat us at Boggle with 7-letter words without gloating, always gracious. ~You married Morrie, waited through the liberation of Paris, then made us; fed us imagination from home and world kitchens; dressed us as angels, hobos and pumpkins; liberally gave us Leonard Bernstein and the Beatles. Along the way taught us to care about humanity as a whole while discretely helping a homeless man that touched your heart, thinking no one saw. And about that heart: it was for the kids (always toys in the cupboard); it was for Halibut Point, for the sage and palo verde in the front yard, for the birds the towhees, hummingbirds, cardinals, especially those robins, drunk on pyracantha berries, and it was for the enduring friendships carried from Ann Arbor through Boston to the Arizona desert (you added more along the way); it was for us, just as we were. ~ Obituaries celebrate life, yet your dying was instructive, too: asked at 90 if you had any regrets, "I remember a time I judged so-and-so" you replied with deep remorse. Asked a few months ago if you were afraid of dying, you said, "There's nothing to be afraid of. It is just going from a place of the unknown to a place of the known". (Was that your dry humor?) When that stroke put you in bed three weeks before death, you told hospice, "I played a farewell song this morning". You knew! (wisdom behind humility). You gave love. When it was time, you let go into love. When the bust of Beethoven fell, broke in pieces, you didn't mourn. You knew that though things break, the music doesn't - it goes on. We think you'd say (like Tennyson), "And let there be no sadness of farewell when I embark." Still, let there be a rest between the notes today, while we remember you with love. It is your birthday. ~ Zelma is survived by daughters Beatrice, Miriam, Karen (Bob Adams) and grandchildren Rose and Neal. Donations in Zelma's memory can be made to your local symphony, to the ACLU, the Desert Botanical Garden, the Phoenix Zoo, Hospice of the Valley (AZ) or charity of your choice. A memorial celebration of her life will be held at a later date.
BALMER JAMES G. Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Died peacefully December 13th with family at his side. Born July 29, 1922, he was the son of James G. Balmer, Sr. and Grace Cuddy Balmer of Pittsburgh, PA. He graduated from Carnegie Tech (now Carnegie Mellon University) with a BA in industrial design. He served proudly in the Army Air Corps in the Philippines and Japan during WWII. On August 12, 1950 he married Helen Harris Howick, who survives him after 62 years of marriage. Following military service, he worked as a lead designer for automotive icon Harley Earl at General Motors. In the mid-1950's he co- founded Armstrong Balmer & Associates, an internationally-recognized industrial design firm in Michigan. Among his many accomplishments, he had numerous design patents, including the 1959 original design of the Xerox 914, the first plain paper copier in the world. He was the recipient of a number of professional awards, but he considered his family his greatest accomplishment. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children Janet Quiring (John), James Balmer III (Martha) and Lindsay Hinz (Randy); beloved grandchildren Carrie, Alison, Adam, Nick, Gretchen, Grace, Benjamin, Clara, Mallory and Jamie; and ten great-grandchildren. He instilled in his children a creative spirit and an ambition to do good. A military graveside service will be held at 11:00am, Friday, December 21st at Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, MI. Memorial contributions can be made to the Variety Club, 5757 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 445 Los Angeles, CA 90036 http://www.usvariety.org/. The family is being served by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, East Lansing, Michigan. On line condolences may be made at www.greastlansing.com
BEAVER DR. HARVEY ALLEN Beloved husband of Anne Beaver. Cherished father of Shari (Kenneth) Stein, Brad (Rachel) Beaver, Kim (Jeff) Sakwa, Sherry (Rob) Jones, and Jeff (Vicki) Herman. Proud grandfather of Mara and Hannah Stein, Lindsey, Marley, Sophie, and Jessica Beaver, Ian and Blair Sakwa and Whitney Ballew. Loving brother of Bernice (Mike) Ross. Dear uncle of Barry, David and Glen Ross. Also survived by many loving friends. Devoted son of the late Mortimer (Manny) and the late Rose Beaver. SERVICES 1:30 P.M. MONDAY AFTERNOON AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020. INTERMENT AT CLOVER HILL PARK CEMETERY. www.irakaufman.com
BODROZICH NICK December 13, 2012 of heart failure at age 94. Predeceased by his wife of 53 years, Mildred (Delich) Bodrozich in 2007. Survived by his beloved son Gordon, daughter Mary, son-in-law Robert DiPaolo, and granddaughter Nicole. Also survived by sister-in-law Mary (Delich) Trbovich and husband Branko. Donations in Nick's name may be made to the Michigan Abolitionist Project online at www.michiganabolitionistproject.org
BOLOGNA GERALDINE "GERRI" A. (NEE CAROLLO) Age 56 December 14, 2012. Beloved wife of Dominic. Loving mother of Stefanie Satchik, Michael (Wei) Satchik, Sam Bologna, Joanna Bologna, Christina (Thomas) Bologna-LaBranche and Dominic Bologna. Proud grandmother of Ashley and T.J. Dearest daughter of Josephine (the late Sebastiano) Carollo. Dear sister of Rosemarie (John) Castrataro and Joseph (Pam) Carollo. Gerri was a prayer minister with the Servants of the Divine Mercy. Visitation Monday 3-9pm with 7:30 pm Rosary at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Funeral Tuesday Instate 12:30pm at St. Ronald Church 17701 15 Mile (between Garfield & Groesbeck) until time of Mass at 1:00 pm. Donations are welcome to the Servants of the Divine Mercy. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On Line Guest Book" @ WujekCalcaterra.com
BOMMARITO JAMES V. On December 13, 2012 at the age of 95, James went to join his loving wife and daughter in the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ. Beloved husband of the late Pauline. Loving father of Ida (James) Daugherty, John, Joseph (Carol) and the late Josephine (Andy) Wenturine. Proud grandfather of 18 and great grandfather of 53 and great great grandfather of eight. Dearest brother of Rose Zappa, Sam (Ann) Cucinella, Peter Cucinella and was predeceased by Angelo Bommarito, John Bommarito, Gasper Cucinella, Tony Cucinella and Joe Cucinella. James was the longtime president of AFSCME Local 116 and was a retired Wayne County Sheriff. Visitation Saturday 3-9pm, Sunday 1-9pm and Monday 10:00am until time of 11:00am Funeral Service at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Entombment Resurrection Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com
BONDAR JEAN ROSEMARY (NEE DLUBALA) Age 78, December 13, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Ronald. Loving mother of Ronnie (Deanna), Sandy (Tim) Decker, Cindy (Kurt) Chetosky, and Randy (Donna). Proud grandmother of 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Marge Benzo and the late Leo Dlubala. Visitation at the Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 8459 Hall Road (3 Blocks E. of Van Dyke) Utica, Monday 2-9pm with prayers 7pm. In state Tuesday 9am at St. Anastasia Church, 4571 John R. Road (between Wattles and Long Lake) Troy until time of Mass 9:30am. Interment Great Lakes National Cemetey. Family request donations to McLaren Hospice. Please share a memory at www.sullivanfuneraldirectors.com
BORZI REYNALD "REY" Age 82, passed to the fullness of life on December 14, 2012 surrounded by his loving family. Rey was survived by Virginia, his beloved wife of 59 years; his cherished daughters, Cynthia Borzi (Peter Holcomb) and Lisa Pape (Michael); devoted grandchildren, Amye Smereka (Tony), Alisia Hall (Michael), Kelsey Pape, 19, and Kyle Pape, 16; four great-grandchildren and his aunt. Memorial Mass Monday, December 17, 10:30 a.m. (in state 10 a.m.) at the Servant Church of St. Alexander, 27835 Shiawassee, Farmington Hills. Memorial gifts suggested the American Diabetes Association. Arrangements entrusted to the Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, downtown Farmington, (248-474-5200). heeney-sundquist.com
BRISEBOIS ALFRED H. age 90 of Rochester Hills, passed away December 11, 2012. Beloved husband of the late Grace, Dear father of Suzanne (Thomas) Cassidy, Penelope (Gordon) Burke and Robert (Carolyn) Brisebois. Loving grandfather of Joseph, Thomas M., David, Mitchell, Jaclyn and Alexander. Brother of John P. Brisebois and the late Florence Jean Otwell. Alfred served in the US Coast Guard during WWII. He was a 60 year member of the Masonic Lodge and a lifelong fan of the Detroit Tigers. A private family gathering will take place. Share memories at temrowskifamilyfuneralhome.com
BUSH MICHAEL J. Born March 10, 1956 passed away November 14, 2012 in Fort Meyers, FL. Memorial Mass December 22, 2012 at St. Thomas Aquinas Detroit, MI 10 a.m. Survivors include wife Shannon O' Regan of Fort Meyers, FL, sons Matt Bush of Los Angeles, CA, Chris Bush of Westwood, NJ, brother Kevin Bush of Livonia, MI, predec-eased by parents Charles Bush and Nancy Bush of Detroit, MI. Attended St. Thomas Aquinas Grade School in Detroit, MI; St. Alphonsus High School in Dearborn, MI and graduated from Central Michigan University with a B.A. in Business Administration. Michael worked in Chicago in technology related industries and retired to Florida in 2011.
CAMPBELL GUS Age 91, of Farmington, Mi, passed away peacefully December 3, 2012. Gus was born February 15, 1921 in Wallaceburg, Ontario to Cleomenis Karambellas and Areti (Scopis) who immigrated from Sparta, Greece. He was preceded in death by Barbara, his loving wife of 50 years. Gus served as 1st Sergeant of Battery A, 420th FA Battalion of the 10th Armored Division, and fought in two campaigns; Ardennes (Battle of the Bulge) and Rhineland. He was awarded decorations and citations including the Distinguished Unit Badge, and Purple Heart Medal for wounds received in action December 24, 1944. Gus always counted his blessings and appreciated life to the fullest with his extended Greek family, many friends, business partners and associates. He enthusiastically enriched the lives of everyone he touched with his vibrant, fun-loving outlook on life. He will be deeply missed by all, including sister Helen Zaglanis, sons Clay (Nancy) and Doug (Sheree), step-daughter Judy, and grandchildren Jake, Jessie, Natalie, Lena and Ella. A memorial service and celebration of his life for all who knew and loved him will be held at a later date in Spring 2013. Please visit mideathnotices.com to sign online guestbook under today's date.
CARGILL MARTHA SKINNER March 19, 1922 December 5, 2012 Martha passed away peacefully on December 5th, with her family around her. She left this life the way she lived, in control and the way she wanted it. She was born in New Britain CT to Sherrod Emerson Skinner and Abigail Elizabeth (Leete) Skinner, where her family had roots going back to Colonial days. She moved to Michigan, with her sister Shirley and her twin brothers, Rod and Dave, in 1930 when her father accepted a position at General Motors, where he eventually rose to Executive Vice-President. In line with the women on her mothers' side going back to 1840, she attended Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley MA, graduating with a degree in Fine Arts in 1943. She worked on her Master's Degree in Education at the University of Michigan and at Merrill Palmer Institute in Detroit. She married Don Ashton Cargill on January 4, 1946 and they shared a long happy marriage until his death in 2000. Her lifelong passions were education, international exchange, fine arts and community service. She went to Peru in the summer of 1942, on a banana boat through the Panama Canal on the Experiment in International Living. She was a member of the Board of Trustees at Merrill Palmer and at Mount Holyoke. Living first in Seaside OR after her marriage, she returned to Michigan where Don founded the Cargill-Detroit Corporation, a custom engineering firm that remained in business until 2003. In Birmingham MI she was a member of Sigma Gamma (a volunteer auxiliary for the Detroit Children's Orthopedic Hospital), the Junior League of Birmingham, the Village Women's Club and St. Elizabeth's Guild at St. James Episcopal Church. She supported many museums and foundations, sponsoring several educational scholarships and hosting many international exchange students. She is survived by her daughter Sue Bradley (Scot), her son John (Karen), her Bradley grandchildren Chris, Nate (Jessica), and Matt (Lindsay), her Cargill grandchildren John Jr. (Nicole), Jeffrey and Jessie. She also has two great granddaughters, Emerson and Ashton Cargill. Thanks to Jan and the wonderful caregivers Pat, Lorinda, Theresa, Vicki, Kerry, Courtney, Chrissy, Becca and all of the other wonderful people at Clarebridge who made her last years so comfortable. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Clarebridge Holiday Fund.
CASIER DONALD A. On December 13, 2012. Age 73. Cherished husband of Christine ("Cookie"). Beloved father of Derick and Denton (Jamie). Dearest grandfather of Aleese. Memorial visitation at St. Peters' Catholic Church on Thursday December 20 2012. In state 11 a.m. with a funeral mass at 11:30 a.m. Arrangements by Arthur J. VanLerberghe Funeral Home. Share memories on VanFuneral.com
CHATAS NICHOLAS T., age 81, of Royal Oak, died peacefully December 15, 2012 at his home. Beloved husband of 49 years of Catherine. Loving father of John (Janet) Chatas, James (Kimberly) Chatas, and Zoë (Kevin) Wilson. Grandfather of Caroline, Grace, Colin, Chloe, Lauren, and Evelyn Grace. Brother of Georgia Baker. Visitation at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Rd. (between 14-15 Mile Rds.), Monday 2-8pm. Trisagion service Monday 7pm. Funeral at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 760 W. Wattles Rd., Troy, (just E. of Crooks), Tuesday 10am. Obituary and condolences at lynchfuneraldirectors.com
CHIODO GENA MARIE born February 23, 1970, passed suddenly October 13, 2012 in Calumet City, IL. Beloved daughter of Donald Lee and Joyce Elaine Chiodo. Brother Donald Paul Chiodo. Gena leaves two aunts, Judy Brilla and Cathie Ferrari. Graduated Canton H.S. '88, Stylist for Bo Ric's for twenty years. Loved and missed by too many friends to list.
COSTELLO KATHARYNE (BURKE) Age 84 of Tequesta, Florida. Born on April 5, 1928 in Detroit, MI. She was predeceased by her loving husband of 61 years, Robert Charles Costello. Survived by her five daughters, Martha, Mary, Kit, Sarah, Megan and son, Tim; sons-in-law, George, Ray, and Dennis; daughter-in-law Terri; and six grandchildren. Donations may be made to Hospice of Palm Beach, 5300 East Ave., West Palm Beach, FL 33407. www.hpbc.com
COVINGTON WILLIAM (BILL) LAFAYETTE, age 66, beloved husband and best friend of Linda Covington for 45 years, passed away peacefully to be with the lord in his home on November 17th, 2012, surrounded by loved ones he laughed with, lived for and loved. Bill served his country serving in the Air Force for 21 years, followed by 24 years as a civilian in the United States Army. His dedication, bravery, discipline and patriotism learned while serving in the United States Air Force never left him, as his friends and family will attest. Retiring three years ago as a disabled veteran, William L. Covington is survived by his wife Linda, his daughter Melissa (Covington) Batten along with her husband Fire Marshall Brian Batten, son Bo Covington and wife Jackie, and his other daughter Kelly Covington and fiancée Trish. Bill treasured his 12 grandchildren, Ashley (Walling) Smith married to Staff Sgt. Nick Smith, USAF, Robyn and Rachel Walling. Jordan, Brooklyn and Alexis Covington. Steven Taylor, Danny Batten, and fiancée Kerri, Julianne and Michael Batten, Michelle (Batten) Lancaster, married to Deputy Michael Lancaster, Suzanne Schultz. Bill also enjoyed and cherished nine great grandchildren. Brenden, Kaylee, Nolan, Carter, Morgan Batten, Gabrielle Shultz, Cody, Chase, and Alexis Lancaster. Bill was an incredibly intelligent man who enjoyed technology, building computers and enjoyed woodworking projects in his spare time. He loved his family, friends and teaching Bible lessons. Although his life was short it was very full of excitement and through his travels and connection with the church he touched the lives of many people. His smile, generosity and sense of humor stayed with him to the end.
DeCLERCQ MICHAEL A. Age 64. Dear brother of Frances (Ron) Knepp, Bill (Peggy) DeClercq and Theresa (Bob) Wiese. Loving uncle of nine and great uncle of 10. Predeceased by his parents and brother Gerry. Interment and Military Honors will take place on Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly Township. Share your memories at www.SchultzFuneralHome.com
DENLAR MIKLOS Age 41. December 13, 2012. Beloved husband of Jennifer. Loving father of Brendyn and Tylin. Dear son of David and Helen Denlar. Dearest brother of Kevin (Marianne), Patrick (Sharon), Tonya (Leo) Brieur, Laura (Mike) O'Dea and Colleen Denlar. Funeral Service Monday 10 a.m. at the Weise Funeral Home, 7210 Park Ave., Allen Park, (313) 382-1150. Visitation Saturday 5-8 p.m. and Sunday 12-8 p.m. Interment Woodmere Cemetery. Please see our online obituary/guestbook at www.weisefuneralhome.com.
DILLON JOSEPH M. Age 56, December 13, 2012. Beloved son of Julia and the late Raymond. Also survived by two brothers, three sisters and many loving nieces and nephews. A Memorial Mass will be held at a later date. Donations are welcome to Mercy Cranbrook Hospice. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com
DiMAGGIO CHARLES JOSEPH Age 93. December 15, 2012. Beloved husband of Shirley. Loving father of Gary (Karen) DiMaggio. Dear brother of Millicent, (late) Andrew and the late Anthony DiMaggio. Proud grandfather of Angela Rose. Many nieces and nephews. Visitation 1-8 p.m. Monday at Weise Funeral Home, 7210 Park, Allen Park (313-382-1150). Funeral service 1:00 p.m. Tuesday (in state from 12:30 p.m.) at St. Frances Cabrini Church, 9000 Laurence (at Wick), Allen Park. Entombment Michigan Memorial Park. Sign online guestbook at www.weisefuneralhome.com
DUFF MATTHEW H. Thursday, December 13, 2012, age 58. Husband of Rose for 29 years. Brother of Timothy (Patricia), Jonathan (Sandy), Sheryl Onofrio (David), and John Bonner. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Funeral Service Tuesday 10 a.m. at A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Road (between Maple and Big Beaver). Family will receive friends Monday 12-9 p.m. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com.
DURREN JUDY ELAINE (NEE KEMPE) died Thursday, December 13, 2012 at the age of 67. Judy was born on October 24, 1945 to Fred and Ruby Jane Kempe. She is preceded in death by her husband, Lee Durren, and her parents. She is survived by her three sons, and four grandchildren and her sister, Sally. Judy graduated from Pontiac High School in 1963. She earned degrees in Education; a Bachelor's from Western Michigan University and a Master's from Marygrove College. Judy's teaching career spanned five decades. She taught with Birmingham Public Schools for the majority of her career. Judy loved teaching, gardening, cooking, family and friends. She said "God is with us, always. He protects us and forgives us."
DUVA RACHAEL Age 90, December 11, 2012. Beloved wife of the late John. Loving mother of Sharon (Andy) Zak and Arthur Pellegrino. Step mother of Catherine (Jerry) Kaczmarek. Proud grandmother of Christopher (Jennifer) Zak, Wendy (Christopher) Mathis, Cheryl Iselli, Jeffrey (Laura) Kaczmarek. Great grandmother of Halley King, Nathan, Kara, Tyler Zak, Alyssa Iselli, Ashley, Brendan, Sara Kaczmarek. Sister of Jerry Bozaan. Also survived by many loving family and friends. A memorial service to be held at a later date. Please sign Rachael's online guest book at www.cremationmichigan.com
EKIN MARY JOANNE (CAIRNS) Passed away suddenly December 9, 2012. Beloved wife of Al. Mother of Susan (James) Booden, Colleen (Jerry) Kuhnlein and Christopher (Jeanette) Ekin. Grandmother of seven. Celebration of Life Mass Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. Our Lady Star of The Sea Church, 467 Fairford Rd., Grosse Pointe Woods. All Donations to Capuchin Monastery. View complete Obituary at www.verheyden.org.
FILIPKOWSKI CHESTER J. age 69, quietly went into eternity on December 6, 2012. Beloved husband of Mary Lynn (Homanick) for more than 23 years. Dear father of Adam, Daniel, Matthew (Stacy), step-father to Jennifer (Jesse) Pisha-Rude. Loving grandfather to Benjamin and Austin, step-grandfather to Zachary and Samantha. Son of the late Chester and Stephanie, brother to Rose, Sylvia (Ray) Kusza and John (the late Kathleen). Son-in-law to Mary Homanick, brother-in-law of Robert (Marge) Homanick. Survived by nieces Monica and Jessica, nephew John M., step-nieces Megan and Katy and several aunts and cousins. Born in Detroit on May 26, 1943, graduated from St. Andrews High School in 1961, received Masters degree from Central Mich Univ., served in the Air Force from 1966-1972. Auditor for the Defense Contract Audit Agency and pricing supervisor/contracting officer for the Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command with a combined Federal service of 33 years. He was blessed to have been retired for over 13 years. Enjoyed cooking, gardening, antiques, working with wood and his grandchildren to whom he was "Papa". He was a kind, generous, beautiful person to family and friends. Chet touched the life of so many people and he will be unbearably missed. A loving thank you to Jessica Pilarski for being his wonderful caretaker and friend, whenever I needed her for the past year. His internment will be a private family gathering. Memorial visitation Saturday, December 22, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. with a 11:30 a.m. Memorial Service at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 1/2 Mile Road). Please share memories at www.Temrowski.com.
FISHER DIANE KATHLEEN Age 65. December 12, 2012. Survived by loving sister Barbara Ziegler; cherished nephews Bill Ziegler, Keith (Dana) Ziegler, and Brian Ziegler; and special friends Kim and John Ostrander. Visitation Sunday 3-9 p.m. with Rosary 7 p.m. at the Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 Six Mile Rd., Livonia. In state Monday 10 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass 10:30 a.m. at St. Edith Catholic Church, 15089 Newburgh Rd., Livonia. Donations appreciated to Angela Hospice. www.harryjwillfuneralhome.com
Fortner-Goforth BERNICE Born to Joseph B. and Emma Fortner May 28, 1911 in Barnard, Madison Co., North Carolina. Died December 12, 2012 in Taylor. Survived by daughter, Billy Joe Candler.
FOUSSIANES BASIL C. "BILL" December 12, 2012 in Naples, Florida, formerly of Bloomfield Hills. Proud veteran of the United States Air Force WWII and Detroit area Patent Attorney. Beloved husband of Irene (nee Tokles) for 57 years. Dear father of Dean (Lauana), George (Frances), Christine Lenz (Jeffrey), and Nicholas (Lisa). Grandfather of Anne, Chloe, Jack, Quinn, Ted, George, and Sophia. Brother of the late George. Family will receive friends at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward (btwn. 13-14 Mile), Sunday 7-9 p.m. Trisagion 7:30 p.m. Funeral Monday 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 740 Superior St., Toledo. Visitation at the cathedral begins at 10:30 a.m. Interment Toledo Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers family suggests memorial tributes to Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
FRANCO CHRISTINA M. Age 61, December 11, 2012. Beloved mother of Philip and the late Timothy Paul. Dear sister of Fr. David Franco,OSFS, and the late John. Visitation Monday 3-9pm at McCabe Funeral Home, 31950 W. 12 Mile, Farmington Hills. In state Tuesday 10:00am until time of Mass 11:00am at Gesu Catholic Church, 17180 Oak Dr., Detroit. Entombment Holy Sepulchre Mausoleum. www.mccabefuneralhome.com
GARIEPY PAUL THOMAS, 87, following a brief illness, died on December 5, 2012 surrounded by his adoring children in Charlotte, North Carolina. A former Birmingham, Michigan resident and businessman for almost 60 years, Mr. Gariepy was married to the love of his life, Marianne O'Hara Gariepy, for 57 years before her death in 2008. He is survived by his children Paul (Beverly) of New Orleans, Anne Damman (Archie) and James (Joy) of Bloomfield Hills, and Maureen Bartholomew (James) of Scottsdale. He was the beloved "King" or "Papa G" to grandchildren Amelia, Drew, Charles, Jourdan, Mackenzie, Dylan and Kelsey, as well as his loving step-grandchildren, Maggie, Jimmy, and Will. He was also a favorite uncle to his many nieces and nephews, and was especially close to his friend and caregiver Boffa Socree. Born in Detroit on January 12, 1925 to Dr. Louis J. Gariepy and Lillian Weber Gariepy, he is also survived by Dorothy Gariepy Schulte (Donald) of Grand Blanc, his loving and supportive sister, as well as his sister-in-law Lois O'Hara Desimpel (E. Leo) of Harbor Springs. He was preceded in death by his brother, Dr. Louis B. Gariepy (Rosemary). In his early years, Mr. Gariepy attended Detroit Country Day School where he later joined the Board of Directors. He served his country in the United States Navy aboard the USS Princeton as a Pharmacist Mate, 3rd Class, receiving an honorable discharge on May 7, 1945. Afterwards, he graduated from Eastern Michigan University and began his career as an entrepreneur and businessman. Business interests included automotive, lumber, retail services and real estate ventures. In his later years, he was an active and dedicated member of the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Charlotte. Most importantly, he was an amazing father and grandfather, and a proud member of the greatest generation. The loss to his family and friends is immeasurable and he will be deeply missed, especially at the 5:00 p.m. cocktail hour to which he looked forward to each and every day. Mr. Gariepy will be laid to rest beside his wife at Holy Childhood Cemetery in Harbor Springs, Michigan. Online condolences can be made at www.carolinafuneral.com .
GEMMILL RICHARD "DICK", 85, Caseville, died December 13, 2012. Graduate of Lincoln High School, Warren. US Navy World War II veteran. Retired salesman for US Plywood. In 1990 he moved from Warren to his beloved home on Lake Huron. Member of the Caseville Eagles. He enjoyed golf and watching Detroit sports. Husband of the late Dorothy; father of Connie (Tom) Van Wieren of Rapid City and Nancy Lafferty of Troy; grandfather of Megan and Emily; and brother Douglas and the late Frederick. Private memorial services. Funeral arrangements by the Champagne Funeral Chapel of Caseville, www.cfcCaseville.com
GERMAINE EARL D. age 83, of Milford, passed away in the care of his family December 14, 2012. In addition to Helen his beloved wife, Earl is survived by Nancy (Jim) Trick, Scott (Lisa) Woosley, Elizabeth (Gerald) McCanley, and Stephanie (Steven) Patton; grandchildren Heather, Megan, Jason, Natalie, Jennifer, Stephanie; great-grandchildren Madeline, Kristina, Sarah Jane; sister-in-law Rhea Carey, Bernard (Helen) Tyler, also extended family and dear friends. Funeral Service at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 404 E. Liberty, Milford, Monday 12 Noon. Father Thomas Hawkins to officiate. Friends may visit 10 am until time of service. Memorials encouraged to Disabled American Veterans. For further information call 248-684-6645 or www.LynchFuneralDirectors.com.
GORECKI JERRY, age 70. Passed away December 13, 2012. Loving husband of Sandy Gorecki. Dear father of Keith (Libby), Nikki (Shawn) Ciavattone, Todd, Janet (Derrick) Cook, and Steve Miller. Proud grandfather of Jacob Ciavattone, Jackson Ciavattone, Luke Ciavattone, Benjamin Gorecki, Jenna Cook, Sara Cook and Olivia Cook. Loving brother to Tom (Kathie) Gorecki and Sharon (Glen) Reed, and scores of nieces, nephews and cousins. Jerry was born in Detroit, Michigan to Stan and Irene Gorecki on December 20, 1941. Jerry's career at General Motors was rooted in the close friendships he made throughout the supply chain. He enjoyed the annual golf outing up north, and playing in the local league Tuesday afternoon, and fishing the Pigeon River. Throughout his life Jerry was a passionate Spartan, Tiger, Red Wing, Lion and Piston fan. Visitation Sunday 3-9 p.m. at Vermeulen Funeral Home, 46401 W. Ann Arbor Rd. (btwn. Sheldon & Beck), Plymouth, MI 48170. Scripture service Sunday 7 p.m., in state Monday 9:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Victory Church, 133 Orchard, Northville. Interment Holy Sepulchre. In lieu of flowers, it was the wish of Jerry that memorial contributions be made to his grandson, Benjamin Todd Gorecki, who has been diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy. Checks may be made payable to Todd Gorecki c/o Vermeulen Funeral Home. To share memories, please visit vermeulenfuneralhome.com
GREGORICH ELEANOR E. Age 93 Beloved wife of the late Henry P. Dearest mother of Thomas (Lorraine), Margie, Nora French (Steve Caramagno) and Henry (Brenda). Dear grandmother of Eric, Tom, Mike, Dan, Angela, Patrick and Amanda. Memorial service to be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions to Odyssey Hospice would be appreciated. Local care and services are entrusted to the L. J. Griffin Funeral Home (734) 981-1700. Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at griffinfuneralhome.com.
HAINLEY CHARLES R. "CHUCK" December 13, 2012 of Westland. Loving husband of Dorothy for 54 years. Loving father of Kelly Hainley (Ken Ostwick), Jodie Hendrickson (Trent), and Nicole Livy (Richard). Dearest Papa of Cory. Visiting Sunday, December 16, from 2-9 p.m. and Funeral Service Monday, December 17 at 10 a.m. at the Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 34567 Michigan Ave., Wayne, MI. Contributions to the Michigan Humane Society appreciated.
HARDY CLAUDE Age 89. December 11, 2012. Loving father of Dianne (David) Grazal and Suzanne (David) Mihills. Cherished grandfather of Lisa, Audrey, Luke, Angela and Eric and great-grandfather of Isabelle, Colton, Kayla, Brooklyn, Justin, Kyle and Dillin. Visitation today 1-5 p.m. with services 4 p.m. at the Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 Six Mile Rd., Livonia. www.harryjwillfuneralhome.com
HEGAZI SELMA M. December 15, 2012, age 80 of Plymouth. Loving wife of the late Yousef. Beloved mother of Adnan (Sabah) Hegazi, and Lila (Arthur Shaw) Hegazi. Dear sister of Essie Pringle, Kal, Jim, Nayfe and Abdeen Jabara and the late Freida Rice. Proud grandma of Yousef and Sharif Hegazi. Selma and her late husband Joe owned and operated the Dunkin Donuts on Ann Arbor Road in Plymouth from 1970-1985. Funeral Tuesday 1 p.m. at Vermeulen Funeral Home, 46401 W. Ann Arbor Road, Plymouth (btwn. Sheldon and Beck). Visitation Monday 4-9 p.m. Interment Riverside Cemetery. To share a memory visit vermeulenfuneralhome.com.
HOFFMAN RALPH H., SR. Age 82. December 8, 2012. Beloved husband of Sheryl. Loving father of Ralph Jr., Paul, Eric (Jennifer), and Joseph. Dear grandfather and great-grandfather. Also survived by brother, Phillip, and sister, Anne (David) Hanson. Mr. Hoffman was preceded in death by his parents, Phillip and Birtie. A private memorial and burial was held at Woodland Cemetery. Light a candle and share a memory at www.verheyden.org.
HOSS GEORGE LEE Age 84. Passed away peacefully December 15, 2012 at home. He was born June 2, 1928 in Jonesboro, Tennessee. Beloved husband of the late Blanche. Loving father of Jeffrey (Lisa) Hoss and Kathy (Jack) Ahmed. Dearest grandfather of Samantha (Brandon) Ingham, Sadie (Curtis) Willis, Jamie (Chris) Hoss, Andrew Hoss, and Margaret Hoss. Dear great-grandfather of Cali, Adalynne, Capri, and Wesley. Brother of Katie Hoss, Guy Hoss, and Charles Hoss. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Mr. Hoss was retired from the Royal Oak School District and also served in the Korean War. Visitation Tuesday, 10 a.m. until time of Funeral Service at 12:30 p.m. at the David J. Wysocki Funeral Home, 29440 Ryan Rd. (1 block N. of 12 Mile Rd.)., Warren. Interment Oakview Cemetery. Special thanks to Odyssey Hospice Team, Jeni Young, Shaina Sawyer, and Mimi Begignuel. Also many thanks to Lisa and Katie.
HOWELL BONNYE (NEE DUNLOP) age 97, died peacefully December 12, 2012. She was predeceased by husband George in 1985 and survived by daughter Susan Howell Brubaker. Born and raised in New York City, Bonnye graduated from Oberlin College and received a master's degree from Columbia. Married in 1946, they moved to Birmingham where Bonnye lived for more than 50 years. She was a gifted pianist and artist. She enjoyed activities with AAUW and the Village Club. Services will be in New Jersey at a later date. Share a memory at Sullivanfuneraldirectors.com
JACQUES VERNON W. 96 passed November 9, 2012 at San Antonio, Tx. Former resident of Detroit was born in Hamilton, Ontario. He is survived by his wife of 47 Years Frances (Daedone) Jacques, sons James and Andrew, daughters Karen, Dr. Maria Jacques Kostur, grandfather of 12 grandchildren, eight great-grand-children and one great-great-granddaughter. Predec-eased by his father William Jacques, mother Edith Jacques (Greenway), brother Delmar, sister Ethel Kolosiek. A retiree of Bundy Tubing Corporation as Employment Manager for 38 years. A former member of the Bundy's Formans Club, member of Loyal Order of Moose, American Legion, Detroit Sportsman Club. He was an avid sportsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing and sailing. Military Memorial Service was held on November 30th at Fort Sam Houston Cemetery, San Antonio. His love, kindness, compassion and sense of Fairness will be missed by his family and many friends he made over his 96 years of life.
KAMERER BESSIE B. Age 90. December 13, 2012. Beloved wife of the late John. Loving mother of Ruth (Don) Cieslinski, John (Vicki), and the late Catherine Darling. Proud grandmother of Mike (Terry) Manenti, Mark (Joann) Manenti, Sheri (Kurt) Messing, Fred Darling, Frank Darling, Chris (Amy) Cieslinski, Niki (Chad) Cieslinski, and great-grandmother of Rachelle, Kaitlyn, Andy, Brooke, Cory, Aaron, Nikki, Jason, Brad, and Jamie. Sister of Marcia (John) Boone, Mary Jane Hewitt, Virginia Borts, Richard (Judy) Bryan, and the late Jessie (the late Jim) Murdoch. Visitation Sunday 4-9 p.m. at the Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 705 W. 11 Mile Rd. (4 blocks E. of Woodward), Royal Oak. In state Monday 10 a.m. until time of Funeral 11 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 529 Hendrie Blvd., Royal Oak. Memorials to Salvation Army are appreciated. Share your memories at www.sullivanfuneraldirectors.com.
KLOS EUGENE A. Loving boyfriend of Linda for 20 years. Beloved son of the late Robert and Josephine . Dearest brother of the late Christina Klos. Visitation Monday 1pm until the time of the service at 6pm at the Adragna Obarzanek Funeral Home, 33250 Ryan (Just North of 14 Mile). aofuneralhome.com
KOMRSKA GEORGE GARY, 74, of Madison Heights, MI on December 14, 2012 joined his loving wife Carol. George leaves behind his children Daniel (Lynette), Brian (Shara), Micheal and Russell and his beloved grandchildren. George retired from GM in 2004 after 40+ years in the automotive industry, prior to that George served proudly in the US Army as an Airborne Ranger. Services are being handled by Sullivan and Sons of Royal Oak. Memorials suggested to The Rose Cancer center at Beaumont Hospital or Salvation Army.
KRAUSE VIRGINIA Age 87 December 13, 2012. Beloved wife of the late George. Loving mother of Kenneth (Linda), Janet (John) Michniak and Glenn (Michelle). Dear grandmother of Nicole, Michelle, Jason, Jared, Kathryn (Jay) Hersh, John Michniak Jr., Justin and Kayla. Visitation Sunday 1-8 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 N. Inkster, Garden City (between Ford Rd. and Cherry Hill). In state Monday 9:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. Funeral Mass at St. Sabina Catholic Church, 25605 Ann Arbor Trail (between Inkster & Telegraph). Family suggests memorials to Angela Hospice. www.santeiufuneralhome.com.
KRIST HELEN LOUISE (NEE HOFSESS) Age 91, of Southfield. December 12, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Arthur E. Krist. Dear mother of Robert A. (Julie), Gerald O. (Sharon) and Thomas E. Krist. Loving grandmother of Jennifer Goshorn (Dustin), Heidi Nelden (Andy), David Krist, Shannon Krist (Josh Loar), Matt Krist, Amy Colburn (Mike), Ian Krist (Cozette), Mike Krist; great-grandmother of nine. Sister of Charles Hofsess, Virginia Krist, Margaret Hauser, Annette French, Ronald Hofsess and the late Wm. Hofsess, Clay Hofsess Jr., Donald Hofsess, Wayne Hofsess, Steven Hofsess, and Fred Hofsess. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral Saturday, December 22nd, 4 p.m. (in state 3 p.m.) at Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church, 14175 Farmington Rd., Livonia, MI 48154. Visitation Friday, December 21st, 3-8 p.m. at Thayer-Rock Funeral Home, 33603 Grand River Ave., Downtown Farmington (1 block W. of Farmington Rd.). In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made to a charity of your choice. www.thayer-rock.com
KUHN H. VIRGINIA Age 93, went to be with the Lord, December 11, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Bruce. Loving mother of Janis Fallstich and Lynn (David) Burgess. Dear grandmother of Zachary (Julia), Emily (Jeremy), Christopher and Colin. Great-grandmother of Zoey. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be directed to the charity of your choice. Please share a memory at www.rggrharris.com
KUKLA JOHN age 85, December 10, 2012. Beloved husband of the late Barbara. Dearest father of Patrick (Margaret). Proud grandfather of Lilliana. Dear brother of the late Jerry (late Rose). Also sadly missed by Milo. Veteran of the U.S. Army. John enjoyed his time at American House in Rochester Hills. Memorial visitation will take place on Saturday, December 29th, 2:00pm until time of service, 7:00pm, at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. (Shelby Township) 54880 Van Dyke at 25 Mile Rd. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com