ADDISON EMERSON JOSEPH "BUTCH" December 24, 2012. Age 63. Beloved husband of Bethel Sue for 35 years. Loving father of Joe (Minh), Mike and Tim. Dear brother of Christine (Ron) Mack, Tom (Sheila), and Steve (Vickie). Memorial Visitation: Friday, December 28, 3-8 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Eulogy Service at Harry J. Will Funeral Home 37000 Six Mile, Livonia, MI 48152. Memorial Mass: 10:00 a.m. Saturday December 29, (visiting from 9:30 a.m.) at St. Colette Catholic Church 17600 Newburgh, Livonia, MI 48152. For more information please visit www.harryjwillfuneralhome.com
ALVAREZ MELISSA M. Age 34, December 27, 2012. Beloved wife of Hugo for 13 years. Loving mother of Hugo, Alexander and Erika. Dearest daughter of Dale and Marie Tabor. Sister of Jessica (Marc) Goodhart and Anthony Tabor. Visitation Saturday 2:30-8 p.m. Funeral service Sunday 2 p.m. at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 N. Inkster Rd., Garden City (between Ford Rd. & Cherry Hill). www.santeiufuneralhome.com
BALINT LINDA M. (NEE WEDDLE) Age 62, of Shelby Township, passed away on December 20. She was the loving mother of Shannon Secco and Lisa Bell; dear sister of Carolyn (John) Yantus, Wayne (Doris) Weddle, and Wanda Spurrier. Linda was predeceased by her parents, Winfred and Dorothy Weddle. A Memorial Service will be scheduled at a later date. Please share a memory with the family at www.kaulfuneralhome.com.
BARTZ MARY JULLIA Age 88. December 26, 2012. Preceded in death by her husband Eugene and great-grandson Logan. Loving mother of Richard (Sherry), Andrea (Russ), and Roy (Maureen). Cherished grandmother of Keith, Brian, Rick, Michelle, Steven and Kevin. Great-grandmother of Paige, Brianna, Case and Mira. Service: Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 10:00 a.m., Our Lady of Victory, 133 Orchard Drive, Northville, MI. Family will meet guests at 9:30 a.m. The family welcomes contributions to the American Cancer Society or Make-aWish Foundation.
BENI ALBERT "AL" Age 81, December 26, 2012. Retired President and Founder of Beni & Associates, life member of Red Run Golf Club and member of MENSA. Beloved husband of Nancy for almost 50 years. Loving father of Heather Kimball (Bruce), Mike (Kim), Laura Fergle (Don) and Lisa Hoban (Kevin). Devoted grandfather of Molly and Alex Beni, Matt and Danny Fergle, Jenna and Ryan Hoban, and John Pettibone. Brother of David and Evonne Casser (John). Family will receive friends Friday 3-8 p.m. at A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Road (between Maple and Big Beaver). Funeral service Saturday 11 a.m. at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 5631 N. Adams Rd., Bloomfield Hills. Visitation at church begins at 10:30 a.m. Memorial tributes to Michigan Humane Society. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
BROKENSHIRE TELFER "BROKIE" Age 86. Passed away December 27, 2012. Loving husband of Vivian Brokenshire of 61 years. Beloved father of David, Denise, Patricia (Steve) Matthews and the late Marguerite. Grandfather of Christina Petriches, Justin (Amy), and Jared Matthews, Marcus Brokenshire, and Brooke Timlin. Great-grandfather of Harrison Matthews. Also leaves many nieces and nephews. Visitation Friday 3-8 p.m. with 7 p.m. Rosary at Charles R. Step Funeral Home, 18425 Beech Daly (btwn. 6 & 7 Mile). In state Saturday 9:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. Mass at St. Priscilla Church, 19120 Purlingbrook St. (N. of 7 Mile & W. of Middlebelt). Interment St. Hedwig Cemetery. Contributions to St. Priscilla Church appreciated. Condolences to charlesstepfuneralhome.com .
BURK ELIZABETH age 74 of Pleasant Ridge passed away Thursday December 27, 2012. Beloved wife of Ric. Dear mother of Brian, sister-in-law Mary Armstrong-Brown. Many cousins, nieces, and nephews also survive. Visitation is Friday December 28th from 4-8 p.m. at Wessels & Wilk Funeral Home 23690 Woodward Ave. Pleasant Ridge. In state Saturday 11:30 a.m. until her Funeral Mass noon at St. Mary's Catholic Church 740 S. Lafayette Royal Oak, MI. Burial is at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Detroit. www.wesselsandwilk.com
CLEMENTS BETTY E., age 89, passed away peacefully on December 24, 2012. Beloved wife of the late John Clements; daughter of the late George and Edna Roeser; sister of the late Kenneth Roeser; aunt of Lori Roeser, Kenneth Roeser Jr., Dale and Janet Clements, Gail Clements; sister-in-law of Marilyn Roeser and Betty F. Clements, along with many loving cousins and relatives. Betty was preceded in death by her nephew Kim Clements. The Funeral Service will be Saturday, December 29, 2012, at 11a.m. at the Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 Six Mile Road, Livonia. The visitation hours will be Friday, December 28, 2012, from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. as well as Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Interment will follow at Pine Lake Cemetery, West Bloomfield. Memorial envelopes will available at the funeral home for the Michigan Humane Society or Alzheimer's Association. Please visit www.harryjwillfuneralfuneralhome.com and share a tribute of Betty.
COGLEY JOHN B. SR. age 96, passed away in the care of his family December 26, 2012. John served for 25 years on the Detroit Police Dept., retiring as a Detective Sargent. Preceded in death by Margarette "Pegge" his beloved wife of 58 years, and son Mark Esper. Survived by children John "Jack" (Kay) Cogley, Jr. and Jill (Jim) Hagglund; grandchildren Kelly Ragatzki, Nancy (Jeff) Merchant, Mark (Karen) Esper, Thomas Esper, Christopher (Amy) Esper, Amanda (Robert) Rastocky, Janette Esper, Brian Cogley, Mike Cogley and Erika Hagglund; eight great-grandchildren; and Paul Ragatzki. Funeral Liturgy to be held from St. Patrick Parish, 711 Rickett Rd., Brighton on Saturday 10:30 a.m. Fr. Karl Pung to officiate. Burial Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Friends may visit at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 600 E. Main St., Brighton on Friday 3-9 p.m. For further information, phone 810.229.2905 or visit www.LynchFuneralDirectors.com
GASSMAN WALTER A. age 85 of Metamora. December 27, 2012. Beloved husband of Ines for 56 years. Loving father of Ann Marie (Steven) Zach, Thomas (Irene) Gassman, Kenneth (Staci) Gassman, Robert (Julie) Gassman, Julie (Raymond) Kulik, Carol (Anthony) DeMarti, Linda (Brian) Doughty, Mary (Brian) Hines, and Jennifer (Rinaldo) Lucchesi. Dearest Grandpa of 22. Brother of Virginia Hodgson. Walter was a U.S. Army WWII Veteran. Walter and Ines raised their children in Warren and after his retirement as an Electrical Engineer from Chrysler they relocated to Metamora and Florida where they have enjoyed many more family times. Walter was a very loving husband, father, and grandfather. A Funeral Mass will be held Monday, December 31, 2012 10 a.m. with a 9:30 a.m. in state at Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church, 2700 Waldon Rd., Lake Orion. The family will receive friends Sunday 39 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary at the Modetz Funeral Home, 100 E. Silverbell Rd., Orion. Inurnment Guardian Angel Cemetery. Suggested memorials to Mercy Hospice. Online guestbook www.modetzfuneralhomes.com.
GAUTHIER LILLAS L. (NEE BECHAMP) age 86, December 26, 2012, of Livonia. Beloved wife of Hector A. Gauthier, lovingly married for 65 years. Dear mother of Linda (David) DiLuvio, Lorraine (Donald) Denton, Cecil (the late Rose) Gauthier, and Ellis (Donna) Gauthier. Loving grandmother of Dan (Cynthia) Denton, Darlene (Rich) Fenstermaker, Aimée Nigro, Eric (Tiffany) Gauthier, and Cynthia Gauthier. Great-grandmother of Sabrina, Alexis, Ryan, Shelby, Cole, and Haley. Visitation will be held at Fred Wood Funeral Home 36100 Five Mile Road (e. of Levan) Livonia. Sunday, December 30th from 2 p.m.-9 p.m., with a 7 p.m. Scripture Service. Funeral services will be held Monday at St. Colette Catholic Church 17600 Newburgh Rd., Livonia (734) 464-4433. In state 9:30 a.m., Mass 10:00 a.m. Please share memories at Fredwoodfuneralhome.com
HERRICK PATRICIA (LASKOWSKY) passed away December, 25, 2012 in North Carolina. She had been originally a resident of Birmingham Michigan.
KOSMICKI RICHARD 84. Loving husband of the late Delphine. Brother of the late Arthur (Dolores) Kosmick. Brother-in-law of Arthur Iwankowski and the late Grace, and Raymond (Eleanor) Iwankowski. Dear uncle of Kenneth (Darlene) Kosmick, Deborah (Jim) Yontz, Raymond Iwankowski, Kenneth Iwankowski and Marlene (David Sr.) Glaeser. Also survived by many great-nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Joseph and Stella Kosmicki. Visitation Friday 2-8 p.m. with a scripture service at 7:00 p.m. at Resurrection Funeral Home (Hayes Rd. s. of 18 Mile), and Saturday 9:00 a.m. until time of Mass 9:30 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Community. Visit online at www.resurrectionfuneralhome.com
LaRUE RUTH IRENE Age 83, December 26, 2012. Loving wife of Kenneth. Beloved mother of Toni and Victoria Bamberger, Teresa Little and Marsha Hunt. Dear grandmother of 15, great-grandmother of 26 and great-great-grandmother of two. Visitation at the R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Home, 15451 Farmington Rd., Livonia, Saturday from 2 to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 8 p.m. Funeral service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. Please share a memory of Ruth at www.rggrharris.com
LUCAS GUADALUPE Age 88. December 25, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Jules. Loving mother of John (Maria) Lucas, Ramona (Michael) Beltowski, Robert (Judy) Lucas, Sandy (Warren) Hall and Timothy (Brenda) Lucas. Dear sister of Robert Padilla. Also survived by loving grand-children, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Visitation Saturday 2-6 p.m. with Rosary at 5:30 p.m. at Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home, 28499 Schoenherr, Warren, Light a candle and share a memory at www.verheyden.org .
LUCIDO ROSE (NEE DAIDONE) December 24, 2012. Age 86. Beloved wife of the late Nick. Loving mother of Vincent, Frances (Guy) Rizzo and Rosalie. Loving grandmother of 10 and great-grandmother of four. Dearest sister of Leonard (Nancy) Napoli and the late Annie (the late Nat) Biondo. Dear sister-in-law of Marie (the late Joseph) and Mary (the late Sam). Visitation Friday 2-9 p.m. at Wujek Calcaterra & Sons Inc. 36900 Schoenherr Rd., at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Scripture Service Friday 7:00 p.m. In state Saturday 9:30 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. time of mass at St. Thecla Church 20740 S. Nunneley (enter off Groesbeck on Kerry St. Left on Egan). Entombment Resurrection Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com.
McLELLAN JUDITH age 71, of Livonia. Beloved wife of Don. Loving mother of Kristen (Matt) Yule and Kevin (Kristie). Dear grandma of Makena and Noah. A memorial service will be held by the family at a later date. Arrangements provided by Fred Wood Funeral Home, Rice Chapel. www.fredwoodfuneralhome.com
MIKO GEORGE. age 93, passed away December 25, 2012. Beloved husband of the late Mary for 64 years. Loving father to Mary Miko, Joan (Dennis) Pawlak, Marge (Ted) Cackowski, George (Barb) Miko, Joe (the late Linda) Miko, John (Barb) Miko, Grandfather to Mike, Tom, Dan (Kat), Jim, Kathy, Chris (Andrea), Lisa, Nick, Melissa, Tim, Jon, Kim, and Kelley. Great-grandfather to Jaiden and Jack. Brother to John (the late Helen) Miko. George was a WWII veteran. Visitation Friday, December 28, 2012 from 3pm to 8pm with a Rosary at 7pm at Kaul Funeral Home 35201 Garfield, Clinton Twp. Funeral Mass Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 10:30 am at St. Cyril and Methodius Church 41233 Ryan, Sterling Heights. Instate 9:30am. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions made to Beaumont Hospice or Beaumont Foundation would be appreciated by the family. www.kaulfuneralhome.com
MITCHELL WILLIAM J. December 26, 2012, age 78 Professor of Engineering at the University of Michigan for 50 years. Beloved husband of Audrey "Laurie". Dear father of William L., Elizabeth (Kennieth) Mitchell-Mysinger, Stephen J., Thomas R., James C. and Sharon M. Loving grandfather of Nicole, Jessica and Erica Mysinger. Brother of Thomas, Robert, Janet Brown and the late David (Mary), Anthony and Albert Balsis and Charlotte (Bill) Nemeth. Funeral Mass 9:30 am Saturday at Divine Child Church, Dearborn. (In state in church at 9 am). Visitation 3-9 pm Friday at the Dearborn Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 22546 Michigan Ave. www.howepeterson.com
MOSBY JAMES Age 71, December. 20, 2012. Beloved husband of Geretha Mosby. Loving father of Gregory Mosby, Tracy Threat, and Courtney Hodge. Cherished grand- father of Corey and Candice Threat, Quentin Mosby, and Bridget and Gerald Hodge II. Dedicated Associate Professor at the University of Detroit-Mercy for 35 years. Home-going service 11:00 a.m. at Hartford Memorial Baptist Church, 18700 James Couzens Highway, Detroit, MI 48235.
MYERS HERSHEL Age 92. Beloved husband of the late Evelyn. Loving father of Donna (Sheldon) Litman. Adoring grandfather of Joshua Litman (Fiancée Karolyn Wolff-Beckert). Dear brother of Marvin Myers. Services Sunday 11:30 AM, at HEBREW MEMORIAL CHAPEL (248) 543-1622. Interment at Hebrew Memorial Park. www.hebrewmemorial.org
NIPPA SALLY A. Age 80. Beloved wife of the late Robert. Loving mother of Tom (Michelle) Nippa, Tonya Pszcolka and the late Jeff Nippa (Crystal Young). Grandmother of Sarah (Anthony) DiPietro, Matthew (Laurel) Pszcolka, Kati (Andy) Schweigman, Salem, Celina and Ciara Nippa. Great-grandmother of Teresa Lin DiPietro. Dear sister of Al Buck and the late Dr. Paul Buck, Sue Hickcox, and Bruce Buck. Daughter of the late Paul and Ruth Buck. Also leaves many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Memorial Service Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 20805 Middlebelt Rd. Farmington Hills, MI 48336. Condolences to CharlesStepFuneralHome.com.
PARKS ELIJAH JR. Age 87, December 27, 2012 of Garden City. Beloved husband of the late Minnie. Loving father of Pat Alvarado and Bev (Bill) Torni. Dear grandfather of Joe (Michelle) Alvarado, the late Ruben Alvarado, Billy (Erica) Torni, Tracy (George) Gaudenzi. Great-grandfather of Alex and Tia Alvarado and Jenna, Lucas and Savanna Torni. He was a navy veteran of WWII serving aboard the USS Enterprise and a Purple Heart recipient. Funeral service Monday 11 a.m. at the R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Home, 31551 Ford Rd., Garden City. Visitation Saturday 5-9 p.m. and Sunday from 1-9 p.m. Please share memories at www.rggrharris.com
PETERS ALMA L. age 88, December 25, 2012 Beloved daughter of the late George and Laura Peters. Dear sister of the late Lillian Chapman, Eileen Miley, Rosemary Fair, Ralph, George Jr. and Charles Peters. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews. Visitation Friday 3-9 p.m. with Prayers 7 p.m. at the Kaul Funeral Home, 28433 Jefferson Avenue, St. Clair Shores. In state Saturday 9:30am until 10am, the time of the funeral mass at Our Lady of Hope Parish, St. Gertrude Campus. Interment St. Gertrude Cemetery. kaulfuneralhome.com
PROVER DONALD E. Age 91 . Died suddenly and peacefully on December 24, 2012. Beloved husband of Marion Prover and the late Lee Prover. Loving step-father of Lynn (John) Delaney, Jim (Pat) Nuznoff, Lee (Christine) Nuznoff, and Jill Davison (Don Workman). Cherished step-grandfather of five. Dear brother of the late Bill (Mary) Prover and the late Richard Prover. Brother-in-law of Mary Prover. Uncle of Linda (John) Cowell, Larry (Marlene) Prover, and Laura (Bill) Cascaden. Also survived by many loving family members. Visitation Friday 3-8 p.m. at Thayer-Rock Funeral Home, 33603 Grand River Ave. (one blk. w. of Farmington Rd.), Downtown Farmington. Funeral Saturday 1 p.m. (in state 12 p.m.) at First Presbyterian Church of Farmington, 26165 Farmington Road, Farmington Hills, MI 48334. Memorials suggested to the Penrickton Center for Blind Children or the church. www.thayer-rock.com
MUNN MARKUS RAYMOND December 26, 2012. Age 20. Beloved son of Joseph and Michelle. Dear brother of Andrew and Samatha. Dear father of Dallas. Dear grandson of Sharon and Gordon Munn and Neil and Christine Knowlton. Visitation at the Sterling Heights chapel of Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home 13650 E. Fifteen Mile Road (at Schoenherr) Sunday 2-9 p.m. Funeral Monday 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Memories shared at www.bcfh.com
REARDON JAMES DAVID Passed away peacefully on Friday, 12/21/12 at the age of 79. Born in Detroit on 8/20/33, James had resided most of his life in Redford and most recently, Livonia, MI. He was preceded in death by loving wife Dorothy. Beloved father of James Reardon, Linda Zarb, Steve (Debbie) Reardon, and Leonna Hudson-Defrain. James was preceded in death by daughter, Carol on 12/21/11, and son, David on 3/25/10, as well as three step-sons, Leigh, James Jr., and Garth Syme. He was a loving grandfather to Phil (Sheena), Matthew (Ashley), Amanda (Bill), Elizabeth, Brittany, Clayton, Preston, Breezie, and several other extended family grandchildren and great-grandchildren. James is also survived by brothers, William (Dianne) and John (Eileen) Reardon and sisters, Marlene (Ray) Chiavazza and Eilene Parpart. He was preceded in death by sister, Rose and brothers-in-law Edward and Ken. James will also be missed by his large family of cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. James had been a realtor and property manager since 1960 and was former owner of Summit Realty. Memorial services will be held at Fisher Funeral Home, 24501 Five Mile Rd. (between Beech Daly and Telegraph), Redford Twp. on Saturday, December 29, with visitation at 10 a.m. and services at 11 a.m. officiated by Pastor Joel Lindman of Bell Creek Church.
RIOPELLE GALE age 74. Beloved aunt of Arthur (Chiali) Pidd, Robin (Alan) Helmore, Dawn (Larry) Sykes. Dear sister of Robert and Ed (Elaine) Riopelle. Cousins Marlene, Mark (Donna) Randall. Sassy "Snickernoodle" her beloved cat. Visitation Friday 2:00 - 9:00 p.m.. Rosary Friday 8:00 p.m. Funeral Saturday 12:00 noon. A. H. Peters Funeral Home 32000 Schoenherr at Masonic (13 1/2 Mile Rd.) Warren. Gale requested contributions to the Michigan Humane Society.
SMITH LAURIE PICONKE December 24, 2012 age 54. Beloved wife of Greg. Loving mother of Elizabeth Smith. Dear daughter of Julie (nee Gombasy) and the late Leonard Piconke. Dear sister of Susan Badger (Bruce). Fond sister-in-law of Stephen Smith (Susan), Barbara Chapman (Randy), Michael Smith and Theresa Welton (Rob). Fond niece of Carol Grelak (Ted), Mary Piconke and the late Dee. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Committal services Saturday 1:00 p.m. at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, 25800 W. Ten Mile Road, Southfield. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
STEELE MARGARET "MICKEY" M. 72, peacefully completed her earthly journey December 22 in Titusville, Florida with her husband and children at her side. She was born November 10, 1940 in Detroit, Michigan. Mickey worked in oncology nursing and was a member of the Parrish Medical Center Auxiliary, Titusville, Florida. Beloved wife of Samuel. Devoted mother of Charles (Patricia), Christopher (Mary Beth), Kathleen (Craig Evans), and Matthew. Loving grandmother of Danielle, Margaret, Jessica, Emma, Samuel, and Jacob. Dear sister of Daniel, Dennis, Kathleen, Patricia, Maureen, and Timothy. Visitation Wednesday 4-7 p.m. at North Brevard Funeral Home in Titusville, FL. Services Saturday 11:30 a.m. at St. Thomas More Church, 4580 N. Adams Rd. in Troy, MI. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to Angels of Hope, a family cancer foundation (www.angelsofhope.org).
THOMAS DR. L. MURRAY December 26, 2012. Beloved husband of the late Pauline. Loving father of Murray (Steve Davis), Kathy Siebert (Terry), Geoffrey (Kelly), Gregory (Michelle), Christine Bassett (Greg), and Patricia Bekowies; dearest grand-father of 17 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He is also survived by his beloved sister Margaret Ann Taylor. A Memorial Gathering will be held from 2-8 p.m., Friday, December 28th at Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home, Inc., 16300 Mack Ave, Grosse Pointe Park, MI. A Memorial service will be held, Saturday 3 p.m. at Grosse Pointe Memorial Church, 16 Lakeshore Drive, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI. Donations may be made to L. Murray Thomas, M.D., Endowed Chair in Neurological Surgery Department of Neurological Surgery c/o Wayne State University, 4201 St. Antoine, 6F-13 UHC, Detroit, MI 48201. Light a candle and share a memory at www.verheyden.org
WALKER WILLIAM JAMES, 86 of Lum, died Wednesday, December 26th. He was born August 30, 1926 in Detroit. He was married to Juanita Bingham on July 22, 1950 in Royal Oak. Bill worked for Detroit Asphalt & Paving. Surviving are sons Jim (Nancy) of Sterling Heights and Chuck (Joan) of Attica; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Bill is preceded in death by his wife in 2007. Funeral services 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 29th at Muir Brothers Funeral Home in Imlay City. Visiting 3-5 and 6-8 p.m. on Friday.
WINKELMAN STUART Beloved husband of 48 years of Sally Winkelman. Cherished father of David (Doretta) Winkelman, Marc (Suzanne) Winkelman, Andrew (Deborah) Winkelman and Richard (Julie) Winkelman. Proud grandfather of Elisabeth, Alexandra, Jacob, Zoe, Lauren, Amy and Katlyn Winkelman. Loving brother of A. Charles Winkelman and the late Eugene (the late Janet) Winkelman. Dear brother-in-law of the late William Barnett. SERVICES 11:00 AM FRIDAY AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020. INTERMENT AT CLOVER HILL PARK. www.irakaufman.com