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ARBOUR, CAROL A.

2012-12-30
CAROL A.  ARBOUR

ARBOUR CAROL A. Age 83, December 28, 2012 of Westland. Loving mother of Anne (Walter) Ogburn, Michele Arbour, Monique Arbour, William (Racheal) Arbour, Josephine (Timothy) Brown and the late Denise (Perry) Johnson. Proud grandmother of nine grandchildren and three great-grand-children. Visitation Wednesday 3-9 p.m. at Vermeulen Funeral Home, 980 N. Newburgh Rd. (btwn. Ford Road and Cherry Hill) Westland. In state Thursday 10 a.m. until the 10:30 a.m. Funeral Mass at St. Thomas a'Becket Catholic Church, 555 S. Lilley Road, Canton. Memorial contributions may be made to Angela Hospice. To share a memory, please visit vermeulenfuneralhome.com

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ARNOLD MILDRED F. Brooklyn Michigan Passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her loving family December 23, 2012. Per her wishes cremation has taken place and no services are planned. Affordable Memorial Services 4228 Page Ave. (517) 998-3023.

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BANKS, ELFRIEDE J.

2012-12-30
ELFRIEDE J. BANKS

BANKS ELFRIEDE J. Age 87, December 24, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Darwin. Dear mother of Dr. Hermann Banks and wife Mary. Dear cousin of Virginia Heil. Also survived by many dear friends and family members in the United States, Canada and Germany. Elfriede was a concert pianist who taught piano lessons for many years. Visitation at the R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Home, 15451 Farmington Rd., Livonia, Wednesday, January 2, 2013 from 10 a.m. until time of service at 1 p.m. Share a memory at www.rggrharris.com.

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BARBOSA, NICOLAE

2012-12-30
NICOLAE BARBOSA

BARBOSA NICOLAE age 81, December 24, 2012. Beloved husband of the late Melena. Loving father of Cynthia (Thomas) Gross, John (Carol) and Thomas (Launa). Dear grandfather of Kristen (Tom) Hunsaker, Laura Gross and Christie Stout. Beloved great-grandfather of Noah, Kara, Jake, Madalynn and Gage. Visitation Wednesday 2- 8 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. saracusta at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 Inkster Rd. (between Ford Rd. and Cherry Hill). In state Thursday at 9:30 a.m. until a 10:00 a.m. Funeral Service at Sts. Peter and Paul Romanian Orthodox Church, 750 N. Beech Daly Rd., Dearborn Heights 48127 (between Ford Rd. and Cherry Hill). Memorials suggested to Sts. Peter and Paul Church. www.santieufuneralhome.com

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BIALEK, PETER L.

2012-12-30
PETER L.  BIALEK

BIALEK PETER L. December 27, 2012. Age 98. Beloved husband of the late Ann and the late Kathryn. Loving father of Gerald and Joyce (William) Poindexter. Proud grandfather of Jerry (Jeanette) Joel, and Jason (Roxann), and great-grandfather of Megan, Peter, Ben, Morgan, Samantha, Maggie, Jack, and Anna. Predeceased by three brothers, Paul, Frank, and Stanley. Visitation Sunday 3-9 p.m. Funeral Monday 10:30 a.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile Rd). Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Peter's honor would be appreciated to the Karmanos Cancer Foundation. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com

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BIELAT, HELEN

2012-12-30
HELEN BIELAT

BIELAT HELEN Beloved daughter of the late Frank and Wanda Bielat. Dear sister of Louis and Edward (Nancy). Loving aunt of Brendan (Janet) and Colette. Visitation Sunday 3-9 p.m. at the Kaul Funeral Home, 28433 Jefferson Avenue, St. Clair Shores. In state Monday 9:30 a.m. until 10 a.m., the time of the Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Hope Parish, St. Gertrude Campus, St. Clair Shores. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. kaulfuneralhome.com

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BOAL, GAIL

2012-12-30

BOAL GAIL, 71, of Marquette, formerly of Redford, died December 22 in Marquette. Survived by children, Michael (Kathy) Boal, Lori (Kevin) Piggott, Greg (Carole Anne) Boal; daughter-in-law, Carole Boal; seven grandchildren, Jessica, Jamie, Thomas, Leah, Michael, Nicolas, and Jayson; one great grandchild, Michaela; two brothers, Mark (Pam) Patrick and Doug (Pat) Patrick; two 2 nieces, Lisa (Adam) Nielsen and Jeanette (Marcus) Green; one nephew, Ted (Peggy) Haubert. Preceded in death by husband, Robert J. Boal on April 5, 2009 and a son, Ronald Boal on October 21, 2012. Visitation Friday, January 4, 2013 from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 Six Mile Road, Livonia. Memorial service Saturday, January 5, 2013, 11 a.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Ben Morris presiding. Memorials preferred to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, www.stjude.org or Lake Superior Hospice Association, 914 W. Baraga Ave., Marquette, MI 49855.

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ELIZABETH AURORA BONGIORNO

BONGIORNO ELIZABETH AURORA Age 88. December 28, 2012. Beloved wife of Charles. Loving mother of Rosemarie Werner, Charlene Maurin and Mary (James) Wyrembelski. Dear grandmother of Matthew (Jennifer), Mark (Angela), James (Angela), and David (Kamryn McDonald). Dear great-grandmother of Nathanael, Nicole, and Anthony. Mrs. Bongiorno leaves behind many dear relatives, nieces, nephews, and friends. Visitation will be Sunday 2-9 p.m. with a Scripture Service at 7 p.m. at the Wasik Funeral Home, Inc., 49150 Schoenherr Rd. (N. of 22 Mile), Shelby Twp. In state Monday at 9:30 a.m. until a 10 a.m. Funeral Mass at St. Isidore Church, 18201 Romeo Plank Road (corner of 23 Mile Rd.), Macomb Twp. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.wasikfuneralhome.com.

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BOSKAY, MARY

2012-12-30
MARY BOSKAY

BOSKAY MARY December 25, 2012, age 97 of San Antonio, formerly of Livonia. Beloved wife of the late Jim. Loving mother of Lenorra (Greg) Kleedtke and Nancy (Robert) Dorsey. Proud grandmother of Greg (Diane) Kleedtke, Janice Dorsey, Heidi Kleedtke and James Dorsey. Great-grandmother of Jeff Dorsey, and Noah and Samantha Kleedtke. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Visitation Sunday, January 6, 1 p.m. until the 2 p.m. Funeral service at Vermeulen Funeral Home, 46401 W. Ann Arbor Rd., (3 ½ miles W. of I-275), Plymouth. Memorial contributions may be made to Heart to Heart Hospice of San Antonio or Ward Presbyterian Church. To share a memory, please visit vermeulenfuneralhome.com

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ROBERTA  BOURJAILY

BOURJAILY ROBERTA Age 91, December 22, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Frederick. Mother of Patricia Toth, Richard Pooler, Fredrick (Lori), Edward, Sharon (Gina), Theodore, Cindy (Gasperd), Dorothy Hill and the late Denise Bourjaily. Grandmother of 16, great-grandmother of 25 and great-great-grandmother of nine. Sister of Wayne and Ray Willis and sister-in-law of Ferris. Also survived by nieces, nephews and loving family and friends. A private memorial service to be scheduled. Inurnment at Resurrection Cemetery. Please sign Roberta's online guestbook at www.cremationmichigan.com

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BOYER, BETTY JANE

2012-12-30
BETTY JANE BOYER

BOYER BETTY JANE Age 87 of Rochester Hills. December 24, 2012. Loving wife of the late Francis. Dear mother of Michael (Charmaine) Boyer, John (Loraine) Boyer, Laurelle Hume and Joan (Sam) Cinquemani. Survived by eight grandchildren and 11 great-grand-children. Funeral service, Wednesday, January 2, 2013, 10 a.m. at the Potere-Modetz Funeral Home; 339 Walnut Blvd., Rochester. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 9 a.m. until time of service 10 a.m. Inurnment Resurrection Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Capuchin. Online guestbook; www.modetzfuneralhomes.com

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SUSAN MARIE BRADLEY

BRADLEY SUSAN MARIE age 54 December 28, 2012. Loving wife of Robert. Dear mother of Jonathan (Elisabeth) Conger, Joseph Conger and Thomas Conger. Precious grandmother of Lilah and Brigette. Loving daughter of Mary (the late Thomas) Romanko. Dear sister of Mark (Donna) Romanko, Brian Romanko and Lisa (David) LaFave. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Visitation Sunday 2-9 p.m. at the Wasik Funeral Home, Inc. 11470 Thirteen Mile Road (west of Hoover) Warren. In state Monday 11:30 a.m. until 12 noon Funeral Mass at St. Margaret of Scotland, 21201 Thirteen Mile Road (btwn. Little Mack and Harper) St. Clair Shores. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.wasikfuneralhome.com

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BRUNDIRKS, EUGENE

2012-12-30

BRUNDIRKS EUGENE Age 84. December 27, 2012. Beloved husband of the late Gertrude. Loving father of Jim (Sue), Gary (Audrey) and Larry (Laura). Proud grandfather of nine and great-grandfather of three. Brother of Donald (Patti) and the late Maryann Coppola. Visiting Wednesday 3-9 p.m. with Prayers 7:00 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). In state Thursday 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. Mass at St. Ephrem Catholic Church (38900 Dodge Park at 17 Mile, Sterling Heights). Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com

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BRUNEC, WALTER

2012-12-30
WALTER BRUNEC

BRUNEC WALTER Age 85. Beloved husband of Maria. Dearest father of Marika (David) Parsels, Taras (Judy) Chepurny and the late Johnny Chepurny. Loving grandfather of Bryan, Tyler and Katie. Dear brother of the late Wasyl. Visitation Thursday 2-8 p.m. at the Edward Swanson & Son Funeral Home, 30351 Dequindre (between 12 & 13 Mile), Madison Heights. Panakhyda 6 p.m. Funeral Friday 10 a.m. at St. Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Church (Ryan Rd., 1 blk. S. of 11 Mile), Warren. Family would appreciate memorials to the Disabled American Veterans.

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BUCCA, CARMELO

2012-12-30
CARMELO BUCCA

BUCCA CARMELO age 96, December 27, 2012. Beloved husband of Santa for 65 years. Dearest father of Rose (Frank) Brasza, Mary (Robert) Pietrowsky and Toni (Tony) Ortman. Proud grandfather of eight and great-grand-father of 16. Dear brother of Rosina (Giuseppe) Fama of Italy. Visitation Sunday 2-9 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Prayers 7:00 p.m. In state Monday 9:30 a.m. at Our Lady Queen of Families - St. Dorothy Campus 12255 Frazho, Warren until Mass, 10:00 a.m. Entombment Resurrection. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com

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SARA VICTORIA  BUJOLD

BUJOLD SARA VICTORIA Age 23, passed suddenly on December 21, 2012. Beloved daughter of Michael and Shirley (Havrilla) Bujold. Loving sister to Matthew Bujold. Beloved granddaughter of the late William and Helen Havrilla and Robert Bujold. Survived by her grandmother, Rosella Bujold; many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, friends from Royal Oak High School, Michigan State University, and numerous co-workers from local businesses. We ask that all who knew Sara pass on her friendly exuberance and devotion and loyalty to her friends and family. She touched many lives and she will be dearly missed. "If we are to reach real peace in this world…we shall have to begin with children."-Gandhi. Memorial Service will be at Guardian Angels Catholic Church, 581 E. 14 Mile Rd., Clawson, Mi., January 4, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. Memorials to Bless the Children, Inc., www.blessthechildreninc.org, 411 Cleveland St. #195, Clearwater, FL 33755 or Michigan Humane Society, Memorial Giving, www.michiganhumane.org

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BURKE, THOMAS J.

2012-12-30
THOMAS J.  BURKE

BURKE THOMAS J. Age 85; December 28, 2012. Beloved husband of the late L. Elaine. Dearest father of Judy Burke, Kathleen (Jeff) Harness, Maureen (Jim) Burke-Beck, Thomas (Renee). Loving grandfather of Dr. Christine Jones (Morgan), Mark A. Brooks, Jeffrey Harness, Ellen Harness, and Thomas and Brittany Burke. Predeceased by son Thomas M. Funeral Wednesday, January 2; in state 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady Star of the Sea, 467 Fairford Rd., Grosse Pointe Woods. Memorial contributions may be made to Villanova University Football, 800 Lancaster Ave., Villanova, PA 19085 or Blue White Scholarship Foundation, PO Box 412, Villanova, PA 19085. Light a candle and share a memory at: www.verheyden.org

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BURNSTEIN CHARLOTTE Beloved wife of the late Alfred Burnstein. Dear mother of Richard Burnstein, Jim (Cyndi) Burnstein, and Jeff (Jayne) Burnstein. Loving grandmother of Gabriel Burnstein, Devin Burnstein Slotkin (Steven), Jake Burnstein, Lily Burnstein and Eliza Burnstein. Devoted great-grandmother of Remy Burnstein. Dearest sister of the late Alvin Garfield. Sister-in-law of Donald Burnstein. Also survived by many other loving family members and friends. GRAVESIDE SERVICES SUNDAY, 2:30 P.M. AT THE CLOVER HILL PARK CEMETERY IN BIRMINGHAM. ARRANGEMENTS BY THE DORFMAN CHAPEL, (248) 406-6000, or visit www.thedorfmanchapel.com.

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BUTLER, JAMES M.

2012-12-30
JAMES M. BUTLER

BUTLER JAMES M. December 27, 2012, age 67. Beloved husband of Vicki (nee Kyte) for 45 years. Dear father of Jane Butler (fiancé Ryan Anderson) and Pete Butler (Elyse). Special grandfather of Blair. Brother of Meghan Kuhlman (Gary), R.H. "Tod" Jr. (Sharon) and Harry Price (Debbie). Family will receive friends at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward (btwn. 13-14 Mile), Monday 12 Noon until Celebration of Life ceremony at 3 p.m. Memorial tributes to the Boys & Girls Club of Troy, 3670 John R., Troy, Michigan 48083. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com

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GERALD "JERRY" CARTER

CARTER GERALD "JERRY" Age 78. December 17, 2012. Beloved husband of the late Sophie. Dear father of the late Debbie. Brother of Barbara Doumar and Ken (Mary). Uncle of Mike, Dave, Gary, Jeff and Desi. He will be dearly missed by his beloved cats Buddy and Missy. Memorial gathering Saturday 10 a.m. followed by a 1 p.m. Memorial Service at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 N. Inkster, Garden City (between Ford Rd. & Cherry Hill). Family suggests memorials to the Michigan Humane Society. www.santeiufuneralhome.com

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CHRIST, PAUL D.

2012-12-30
PAUL D. CHRIST

CHRIST PAUL D. Age 74. December 28, 2012. Beloved husband of Mary Ann for 48 years. Loving father of Dan (Ann), Julie Gallaudet (Ed), and Meghan Distel (Mike). Grandfather of Danny, Katie, Hallie, Claire, Gigi, Jack, Ryan, Maggie, Teddy, and Charlotte. Brother of Rosemary Dignam (John). Family will receive friends Sunday 2-8 p.m. at A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Road (between Maple and Big Beaver), with Scripture Service Sunday at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass Monday 1 p.m. at St. Hugo of the Hills Stone Chapel, 2215 Opdyke Rd., Bloomfield Hills. Visitation at church begins at 12:30 p.m. Memorial tributes to University of Detroit Mercy Athletic Department or Angels' Place. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com.

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CLEMENTS, BETTY E.

2012-12-30
BETTY E. CLEMENTS

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 was held Saturday, December 29, 2012, at the Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 Six Mile Road, Livonia. Interment was 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.

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CONNER, KATHY

2012-12-30

CONNER KATHY Age 66, December 27, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Jerry. Dear mother of Sandy (Ray) Ballard and Jerry (Shannon) Conner. Loving grandmother of Jerry, Jeremy, and Justin. Sister of Donald (Sarah) Widmer, Marilyn (the late Art) Coram, the late Robert Widmer, and the late John (Sandy) Widmer. Sister in-law of James Conner, Kathyrn (Gary) Epperson, Carolyn (Clinton) Bess, Nancy Conner, Judy (John) Harville, the late Linda Taylor, and the late Shirley Widmer. Kathy is also survived many nieces and nephews. Visitation Sunday 3-8 p.m. with Funeral Services Monday, 11 a.m. at Edward Swanson & Son Funeral Home, 30351 Dequindre, Madison Heights, MI 48071. Interment Roseland Park Cemetery. Memorials to Hospice of Michigan or American Cancer. Share a memory at edwardswansonandsonfuneralhome.com.

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CROWHURST ROBERT K. "BOB" age 65, of Kalamazoo formerly of Beverly Hills, MI, passed away December 22, 2012. Longtime employee of Michigan Bell. Beloved husband of Joan Crowhurst; loving son of the late Owen and Anna Crowhurst; dear brother of Elizabeth McKinnon and uncle of Lindsey (Mike) Marshall, Alex and Ben Marshall. A memorial service will be held at Southridge Reformed Church 6726 Texas Drive, Kalamazoo on Friday, January 4, 2013. Family and friends will gather at 10:00 a.m., memorial at 11:00 a.m., with a luncheon following the conclusion of the service. In lieu of flowers please consider donating to the Alzheimer's Association Michigan Great Lakes Chapter, the Kalamazoo SPCA, or a charity of your choice. For complete obituary see www.langelands.com Langeland Family Funeral Homes (269) 343-1508.

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DEMBINSKI CECILIA E. Age 84. December 28, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Edward. Dear mother of Duane (Olga), Nancy (Marcus) DiGiorgio, and the late Edward. Grandmother of Philip, Alicia, Gina, and Tony. Visitation Sunday 2-7 p.m. with a 6 p.m. Rosary at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 N. Inkster Rd., Garden City (between Ford Rd. and Cherry Hill). In state Monday 9 a.m. until the 9:30 a.m. Mass at St. Mel Catholic Church, 7506 Inkster (just north of Warren). Family suggests memorials to the Alzheimer's Association. www.santeiufuneralhome.com

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ROBERTO "BOB" DeROCHIS

DeROCHIS ROBERTO "BOB" age 82, December 29, 2012. Beloved husband of Janet for 17 years. Dearest father of Linda (John) DaMico, Gino (Holly), Marie (Pat) Granowicz, Diana (Tony) Palomba and Jeff O'Donnell. Proud grandfather of 11 and great- grandfather of five. Dear brother of Santina (late Mario) Vano. Visitation Tuesday 2-9 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. (Shelby Twp.) 54880 VanDyke at 25 Mile Rd. Prayers 7:00 p.m. In state Wednesday 9:30 a.m. at St. Lawrence Church 44633 Utica Rd. (w. of VanDyke) until Mass, 10:00 a.m. Donations to the American Heart Assoc. or the American Lung Assoc. are greatly appreciated. Entombment Resurrection. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com

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DEVLIN, MILDRED

2012-12-30

DEVLIN MILDRED Age 91, passed away December 28, 2012. She was born on April 12, 1921, daughter of the late John and Augusta Morris. Mildred is survived by her loving children, Nancy Devlin, Thomas and Mary Devlin, James and Christine Devlin, and Brian and Jane Devlin. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Bernard Devlin in 2000. Mildred worked for General Motors Fisher Body Division for 30 plus years as a cushion seat sewer and an inspector. This may have been the start of an incredible passion for sewing. She made quilts for many family members and friends. She proudly sewed and donated pillowcases and baby quilts for the C.F. Motts Children's Hospital in Ann Arbor. She also lovingly made the baptismal gowns for her grandchildren and made many dresses for her great-granddaughters and their dolls. Visitation will be held on Sunday, December 30 from 2:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m at Phillips Funeral Home, 122 W. Lake Street, South Lyon. Funeral Mass will be 2 p.m. on Monday with final visitation at 1:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 830 S. Lafayette, South Lyon, MI 48178. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are requested to Mott's Children Hospital or the Down's Syndrome Association. On-line guestbook at www.phillipsfuneral.com.

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MICHAEL J.  DOPKOWSKI

DOPKOWSKI MICHAEL J. age 54 December 27, 2012. Son of the late Anthony and the late Dorothy. Dear brother of Lynn (Kevin) MacKillop, Lisa (Donald) Mosner, and Joann (Mitch) Rogers. Uncle of numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Also survived by Lisa Grosch and her five children and two grandchildren. Visitation at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Road (between 14-15 Mile Rds.) Sunday 2-8 p.m. Funeral at St. Hugo of the Hills, 2215 Opdyke Road, Bloomfield Hills, Monday 11 a.m. Friends may visit at church beginning at 10:30 a.m. Obituary and condolences at lynchfuneraldirectors.com

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KENNETH  EASTERLING

EASTERLING KENNETH age 90 of Auburn Hills, December 24, 2012. Loving husband of Denise. Dear father of Mitzi Lilleeng, Patsy (David) Wrobel and the late Vicky Stryker. Cherished Grampy of Matthew (Monica), Zakary (Diana) and Christopher (Mara). Great-grandpa of Lucas. Brother of Pauline King and Cleetis (Phyllis) Easterling. Kenneth was a WWII Army Veteran serving with Company C 405th Infantry and fought in France and Germany and was a member of the V.F.W. Post 1146 in St. Clair Shores. Funeral Service, Friday, January 4, 2013, 11:00 a.m. at the Potere-Modetz Funeral Home, 339 Walnut Blvd, Rochester. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday, 6-8 p.m. Interment Van Hoosen Jones Cemetery. Suggested memorials to VFW National Home for Children, 3573 S. Waverly Road, Eaton Rapids, MI 48827, or on line to www.vfwnationalhome.org. online guestbook www.modetzfuneralhomes.com

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RUTH (GERTRUDE) FALKIEWICZ

FALKIEWICZ RUTH (GERTRUDE) Age 87, December 27, 2012. Dear wife of the late Robert A. Beloved mother of Ken (Geri), daughter-in-law Marlene, Diane Blaszkowski, Ron, Ray, Sue Standish, John (Rhonda), Maryann Sullivan, Donna (Tom) Jackson, Eddie, Gerry, the late Robert Jr., Kevin and Charlotte. Sixteen grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. Visitation Sunday, December 30, 1–9 p.m. Querfeld Funeral Home, 1200 Oakwood, Dearborn. Scripture service Sunday 2 p.m. In state Monday, December 31, 9:00 a.m. St Martha Catholic Church, 18200 Oakwood, Dearborn, followed by a 10:00 a.m. Mass. www.querfeldfuneralhome.com.

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CHARLES B. "CHUCK" FORTNER

FORTNER CHARLES B. "CHUCK" December 16, 2012 Age 83. Beloved husband of Gloria for almost 60 years. Loving father of Robert (Debra), Kristyn Wilson (Chris) and David (Denise). Proud grandfather of Jason, Elissa (Roy), Lauren (fiancé Josh), Courtney and Grant. Great grandfather to be of a baby boy due in February. Memorial service Saturday, January 19th at 11a.m. at First United Methodist Church, 1589 W. Maple Rd., Birmingham. A.J. Desmond & Sons 248-549-0500.

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MATHEW JAMES GABERTY

GABERTY MATHEW JAMES, age 86 December 24, 2012. Beloved husband of Dorothy. Dear father of Mathew (the late Leota) Gaberty and Linda (Robert) Hagemann. Loving grandfather of Robert (Julie) Hagemann, Christopher (Kristin Stroley) Hagemann, Lindsay (Aaron) Martens, Kelly (Salvatore) Armata, Mathew (Krista) Gaberty and great-grandfather of Katelyn, Alyssa, Annie and Mathew. He was preceded in death by his parents Robert and Elizabeth, his brother Robert and his sister Betty. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Friday, January 4th at the Kaul Funeral Home, 28433 Jefferson Ave., St. Clair Shores. Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 3rd from 3-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Entombment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Mat Gaberty Heart Center at McLaren Macomb Hospital. kaulfuneralhome.com

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LILLAS L. (NEE BECHAMP) GAUTHIER

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

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GILLETTE, SUE G.

2012-12-30
SUE G. GILLETTE

GILLETTE SUE G. Of Waterford, age 64, December 23, 2012. Beloved daughter of the late Dale and the late Gloria Dietderich. Loving sister of Jerry (Elaine) Dietderich. Proud aunt of Andrew, Brian, and Kara Dietderich. Great-aunt of Ella and Anna Dietderich. Memorial Service at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Road (between 14-15 Mile Rds.), Friday 1 p.m. Friends may visit beginning at 12 noon. Memorials appreciated to the Michigan Humane Society or Seasons Hospice. Obituary and condolences at lynchfuneraldirectors.com.

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GINOTTI, CARL

2012-12-30
CARL GINOTTI

GINOTTI CARL, age 89, of Livonia. Beloved husband of Michilena for 65 years. Loving father of Carla (Michael) Daniels, Laura Greenshields, Maryellen (Gary) Krupinski, and Lisa (Douglas) Witherspoon. Dear Grandfather of eight, Great-grandfather of seven. Cherished brother of Ann Waybridge, Dominic Ginotti and Phillip Ginotti. Visitation will take place at Fred Wood Funeral Home 36100 Five Mile Road (E. of Levan), Livonia Wednesday, January 2nd from 2-9PM with a 7 PM Rosary. Funeral Services will take place at St. Edith Catholic Church 15089 Newburgh Road, Livonia, MI.,Thursday, January 3rd instate 10:00 AM, Mass 10:30. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Angela Hospice Development Office, 14100 Newburgh Rd Livonia, MI 48154. Please share memories at Fredwoodfuneralhome.com

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GOEBEL, EDWIN

2012-12-30
EDWIN GOEBEL

GOEBEL EDWIN, 79, native of Michigan passed away December 19th, 2012. He was born in Plymouth, Michigan, November 8th 1933, the Son of Edwin and Zelah, attended Plymouth High School and received his Masters from Central Michigan University. He retired from General Motors as Senior Administrator in 1992 after 40 years of dedicated service. Ed was active in local theater, church choirs and performed the National Anthem for the Arizona Diamondbacks. An avid outdoor enthusiast, his passions included running, biking, hiking and travel. Ed is survived by his wife of 60 years Jean Elliott Goebel; Brothers Gordon and Dave; Son Greg, Daughter Linda; three Grand Children, Bryan, Megan and Ryan and one Great Grandchild, Ryker.

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GOLDMAN RABBI DR. LEO Y. Age 94. Beloved husband of the late Sonia. Devoted father of Joseph (Shelley) Goldman, Vivian (Michael) Aronson and Rose (Dr. Henry) Brystowski. Loving grandfather and great-grandfather. Services Saturday 7:30 p.m., at HEBREW MEMORIAL CHAPEL (248) 543-1622. Interment at Har Hazetim in Jerusalem. www.hebrewmemorial.org

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GOODSMITH, OPAL L.

2012-12-30

GOODSMITH OPAL L. December 28, 2012. Age 88. Beloved wife of the late Edward. Loving mother of Jim (Diane) Goodsmith and the late Phyllis Perrin. Proud grandmother of four. Visitation Wednesday 3-9 p.m. Funeral Thursday 11 a.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile Rd.). Interment Cadillac Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Opal's honor would be appreciated to the American Cancer Society. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com.

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GORMAN, ALVIN P.

2012-12-30

GORMAN ALVIN P. December 24, 2012. Age 76. Loving husband of Joanne for 53 years. Cherished father of William (Beth), Karla, Robert (Patty), and Debra (Michael) Kline. Beloved grandfather of Kathryn, Andrew, Jessica, Samantha, Madeleine, Stephanie, and Elaine. Memorial gathering Thursday 5-8 p.m. with Masonic Services 7 p.m. at Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 Six Mile Rd., Livonia. Memorial Service Friday 12 noon at the funeral home. www.harryjwillfuneralhome.com

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ALLEN M., III HARRELSON

HARRELSON ALLEN M., III, age 61, passed away suddenly on December 4, 2012 in South Padre Island, Texas. Beloved son of both the late Allen M. Harrelson, Jr. and Caroline C. Harrelson formerly of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and Tarpon Springs, Florida. He is survived by his wife, Allison of South Padre Island and five loving brothers and sisters: Sandra Clark (Jim) of Hilton Head, South Carolina, Marcia Robovitsky (John) of Bloomfield Hills, MI, Joanne Krause (Jim) of Harrison Township, MI, Gordon Harrelson (Michelle) of Mechanicstown, Ohio and David Harrelson of Mountain Home, Arkansas. Also surviving are seven nieces and nephews: Julie (Keith) Broadwater, Gordon Harrelson, Jr., Christopher Harrelson, Casey Harrelson, Kelly (Phil) Conn, Susie (James) Bazzel and Eric Robovitsky, as well as many grand-nieces and nephews, cousins and his Aunt Jeanne Harrelson of Troy, Ohio. Allen was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, grew up in New Canaan, Connecticut and Bloomfield Hills, MI where he graduated from Bloomfield Hills Lahser High School in 1969 and Cum Laude from Michigan State in 1973. He was the owner of Harrelson Plumbing Co. in the Aspen, Colorado area for 30 years and moved to South Padre Island in 2005 where he was the owner of Island Plumbing Co. Allen had a passion for restoring classic Corvettes, riding his motorcycle and being challenged to a good game of billiards - he thoroughly enjoyed life and could always be seen smiling. He will be dearly missed by his family and everyone whose lives he touched. A small, private funeral service was held by his family on December 14th in Texas. Suggested memorials to the American Heart Association.

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HAWKINS, LINDA

2012-12-30

HAWKINS LINDA Age 64, died peacefully at Angela Hospice on December 26. Predeceased by her parents, Clarence and Albertine, and step-mother, Maida; sister, Judith and brother, Harlow. Survived by brother Gary Hawkins; nephew, Steven Hawkins (Pat Narkun); niece, Tracy Pinazzo; goddaughter, Amanda Holman Kaufman; and great-niece, Alisa. Linda is also survived by many friends and neighbors who gracefully and generously took care of her, including friends from Clawson High School. She was the original owner of Lotus Import Company, Royal Oak, and Amazing Tastes Catering, San Francisco. Linda was one of the co-founders of the first (1991) Michigan Steppin' Out AIDS Walk. Memorial donations can be made to The Detroit World Medical Relief Program; Angela Hospice, Livonia; or The Royal Oak Animal Shelter.

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HILBORN, GEORGE A.

2012-12-30
GEORGE A. HILBORN

HILBORN GEORGE A. December 20, 2012, age 77 of Birmingham. Longtime national and statewide product liability attorney. Beloved husband of Dianne M. (nee Freeman) for 53 years. Dear father of Dr. Susan Hilborn McCutcheon (Roy), Craig E. (Ronda Martinez), Bradley L. (Pauline), Joellyn J. and the late John W. Grandfather of Richard, Allison, Amelia and Liam. Brother of Janice Young. Family will receive friends at A.J. Desmond & Sons, (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward, (btwn. 13-14 Mile), Sunday, January 6th 2-5 p.m. Memorial service Monday, January 7th 10:30 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, 1589 W. Maple Rd., Birmingham. Memorial tributes to Cass Community Social Services. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com

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HILBORN, JOHN W.

2012-12-30
JOHN W. HILBORN

HILBORN JOHN W. December 5, 2012, age 51 of Birmingham. Beloved son of Dianne M. (nee Freeman) and the late George A. Hilborn. Dear brother of Dr. Susan Hilborn McCutcheon (Roy), Craig E. (Ronda Martinez), Bradley L. (Pauline) and Joellyn J. Uncle of Richard, Allison, Amelia and Liam. Nephew of Janice Young. Family will receive friends at A.J. Desmond & Sons, (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward, (btwn. 13-14 Mile), Sunday, January 6th 2-5 p.m. Memorial service Monday, January 7th 1:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, Christian Life Center, 1589 W. Maple Rd., Birmingham. Memorial tributes to the charity of donor's choice. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com

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JASKOLSKI, KATHLEEN

2012-12-30
KATHLEEN JASKOLSKI

JASKOLSKI KATHLEEN Beloved wife of Edmund (deceased). Dear mother to Jeffrey (Beth), Beth Cole (Jon), and Laura Dawson (Scott). Loving sister to Susan Conti, and Mary Fernandez. Dearest grand-mother to Jake Jaskolski, and Camille Cole, and step-grandmother to Ryan and Aaron Dawson. Kae passed peacefully December 28th. Services will be at Jefferson Avenue Presbyterian Church, 8625 Jefferson Ave, Detroit, January 3rd at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to the Crohn's Foundation, Michigan Chapter, ccfa.org .

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ESTHER L.  KAMINSKI

KAMINSKI ESTHER L. age 75 December 27, 2012. Beloved wife of Charles E. Kaminski for 31 years. Loving mother of Kathy L. (Bob) Pellegrini, Jeffrey Stone and step-mother of Anita M. Kaminski. Dear grandmother of Eric Arndt and Tiffany (Greg) Heim. Cherished great-grandmother of Leah, Jonah & Reece. Private family services were held. www.thayer-rock.com

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KENYON, GEORGE L.

2012-12-30
GEORGE L.  KENYON

KENYON GEORGE L. December 28, 2012. Age 81. Husband of the late Carol for 53 years. Dear father of George L. Jr. and Debbie A. Kenyon-Cassidy (Scott). Grandfather of Lindsay, Alex, Sarah, Allison and Matthew. Brother of William (France). Family will receive friends at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward (btwn. 13-14 Mile), Sunday 4-7 p.m. Rosary 6:30 p.m. Funeral Mass Monday 9 a.m. at St. Mary of the Hills, 2675 John R., Rochester Hills. Visitation at church begins at 8:30 a.m. Rite of Committal White Chapel Cemetery. Memorials to St. Jude Children's Hospital. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com

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KERSTEN, MILDRED S.

2012-12-30

KERSTEN MILDRED S. Age 76. December 27, 2012. Beloved wife of William. Loving mother of Sherri Dunlap, Michelle (Darren) Vermeesch, and Peter (Lisa) Tocco. Dearest grandmother of 11 and eight great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Glenna (Rudy) Kogelman, Wilma Frasure, the late James Stuart, and Ann Workman. Visitation 2:30-8 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Service, Wednesday, January 2 at Gendernalik Funeral Home, 35259 23 Mile Rd., New Baltimore.

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KEY, LLOYD W. SR.

2012-12-30

KEY LLOYD W. SR. December 22, 2012. Beloved husband of the late Lura. Dearest father of Carolyn (John) Hamel, Nancy (Doug) Thorsby, Lloyd Jr. (Brenda), Robert (Janis) and Katherine (John) Ward. Loving grandfather of nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Private services have been held.

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MICHAEL "MAX" KIRCOS

KIRCOS MICHAEL "MAX" LICHTEN age 24, December 23, 2012. Beloved son of Marc Kircos, J.D. and the late Carolynne (Dr. Edward) Lichten. Dearest brother of Jason (Angela) Kircos and Dr. Cara (Jon) Poland. Loving uncle of Ava and Esther Kircos and Sherman Poland. Dear grandson of A. Steve (the late Victoria) Kircos and George (the late Rose) Glavin. Also survived by numerious aunts, uncles, and cousins. Visitation Sunday, December 30th, 2 p.m. until time of Service at 8 p.m. at McCabe Funeral Home, 31950 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills, MI. 48334. Internment service Monday, December 31st, 12 noon at the Davidson/Hermelin Chapel, Clover Hill Park Cemetery, 2425 E. 14 Mile Rd., Birmingham, MI. 48009. Memorial contributions may be directed to www.naaf.org. www.mccabefuneralhome.com

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KODIDEK, DEBBY

2012-12-30

KODIDEK DEBBY, 84, December 28, 2012. Beloved wife of Milt. Loving mother of Sue Bell (Chris Hamrick) and Karen Pfeiffer. Devoted grandmother of Megan Bell, Stephen, Christopher and Matthew Pfeiffer. Funeral Monday 10:00 a.m. A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Ave. at Vernier Road, Grosse Pointe Woods with visitation Sunday 2-6 p.m. Donations to charity of your choice. Ahpeters.com

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