BAKER ENOCH W. Age 55. December 8, 2012 of Southgate. Beloved husband of Deanne. Loving father of Thomas Julion (Valerie) Lybrand, Erin Moss, Kelly (Wayne) Dilcher, Shannon (Kevin) Foust, and Kevin. Dearest son of Gail Bargerstock. Dear brother of Christina (Steve) Mosquera, Karen (Al) Pladars, April (Rick) Simmons, Douglas (Judy) Bargerstock, and the late William Bargerstock. Brother-in-law of Sue Bargerstock. Also survived by five grandchildren. Visitation Thursday 5-9 p.m., Friday 1-9 p.m., John Molnar Funeral Home, 14032 Northline Road, Southgate. In state Saturday 10:30 a.m., until time of service, 11 a.m., Christ the King Lutheran Church, 15600 Trenton Road, Southgate. www.molnarfuneralhome.com
BALDWIN BARBARA C. AND ROBERT D. both age 87 of Harsen's Island, formerly of Berkley, passed away December 5 and December 10, 2012, respectively. Together for 67 wonderful years. Beloved parents of Janet Persinger, the late Nancy Baldwin, and the late Robert F. Baldwin. Beloved grand-parents of Melissa, Tony, Tyler, Michon and Ciara. Also survived by several loving siblings and great-grandchildren. There will be a memorial visitation Saturday, December 15, from 2 p.m. until the time of the memorial service 3 p.m. at the Sawyer-Fuller Funeral Home, 2125 12 Mile Rd. Berkley (two blocks. w. of Woodward). Memorial contributions would be appreciated to the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan, the American Diabetes Association, and/or the American Cancer Society. Share your memories at www.sawyerfuller.com
BARTOS MARLENE JEAN Age 68, of Holly formerly of Hamburg and Wayne, died December 11, 2012. Funeral services will be held 2p.m. Sunday, December 16, 2012 at Sharp Funeral Homes, Fenton Chapel, 1000 Silver Lake Rd., Fenton. Visitation will be held at the funeral home Saturday from 1-9 p.m. and Sunday from 12-2 p.m.Those desiring may make contributions to the Marlene J. Bartos Memorial Fund. Online tributes may be posted on the obituaries page at www.sharpfuneralhomes.com
BENS DONALD P. SR. age 86, died December 11, 2012. Beloved husband of Alice for 62 years. Loving father of Colleen (Mike) Schall, Susie (Greg) Mico, Michael (Carol), Mary Bens-Harden, Patsy (John) Garascia, the late Donald Jr. (Stephanie), Dan (Janine), Marty (Tiffany) and Paula (Matt) Crippen. Dearest grand father of 24 and great-grandfather of five. Dear brother of Ted (Jan) Bens. Visitation Friday 3-9 pm with prayers at 7 pm at Kaul Funeral Home, 28433 Jefferson, St. Clair Shores. In state Saturday 9:30 am until time of Mass at 10 am at Our Lady of Hope – St. Gertrude, 28837 Jefferson, St. Clair Shores. Interment at Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton Twp. Please share a memory of Don at www.kaulfuneralhome.com.
BOWMAN ROBERT W. December 10, 2012. Loving husband of the late Lillian. Dear brother of Joyce Wittwer, Joan Draveski, and the late Eileen Pace, Helen Stefanich, Lucille Shaw, Jim, Fred, and John. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Funeral Friday at 10:30 a.m. from the chapel of L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, 7707 Middlebelt Rd. (at Ann Arbor Trail). Visitation Thursday 3 until 8 p.m. Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at Griffinfuneralhome.com
BRENNER LAWRENCE GORDON (LARRY) 73, of Armada, Michigan passed away December 10, 2012, after a long illness. Larry was a lover of life, and an enthusiastic eater of pie! He loved music of all kinds, particularly rock and roll "oldies". He is much beloved by his surviving family, sisters Chary Sundstrom, of North Carolina, and family; and Jari Andrea Brenner, of Saint Paul, Minnesota; cousins in Michigan and California, and many dear friends who were his caretakers and life-long friends, particularly Darlene Adams and Tiffany Pearl. He also had many dear friends who shared his group homes and workshop through the years. In particular, David, David, and Stephen. He is predec-eased by his parents, Julie Antoinette Brenner and Harry H. Brenner of Birmingham, Michigan; and many aunts and uncles, particularly Mary King (aunt) of Madison Heights, Michigan. Larry brought a smile to everyone he met. He was famous for his "crinkly" smile that lit up the lives of so many. He will be deeply missed. A graveside service and burial will be held at the White Chapel Memorial Cemetery, Troy, Michigan, Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 12 noon; A memorial service and celebration of life for all who knew and loved him will be held on Saturday, December 15 from 1 p.m. -4 p.m. at the Fulton Group Home, 22892 Prospect Avenue, Armada, Michigan 48005. Donations in his memory can be made to: Macomb Oakland Regional Center (MORC) The Futures Foundation http://www.the futuresfoundation.org 586-263-8983 or 866-807-6940 National Foundation of Swallowing Disorders (NFOSD) http://www.swallowingdisorderfoundation. com POB 3725 Carmel, CA 93921 firstname.lastname@example.org 415-326-3673.
BRITCHER JOHN E., December 11, 2012, Age 79, formerly of Plymouth. Beloved son of the late John and Margaret. Survived by many cousins. John was retired from Consumers Power. He was a life member of the American Legion Post 393 in Hulbert, MI and the Livonia Elks. Funeral Service Saturday 11 am at Vermeulen Funeral Home, 46401 W. Ann Arbor Rd., (between Sheldon and Beck) Plymouth. Visitation Friday 3-8pm. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion Post 393 in Hulbert, MI. To share a memory, please visit vermeulenfuneralhome.com
BRYSON ANNEMARIE Loving mother of Courtney. Dearest sister of Craig (Karen) and Scott (Jenny). Beloved daughter of Mary Catherine. Dear aunt of Adam. Visitation Saturday from 2-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Funeral Service at the Sterling Heights Chapel of the E.J. Mandziuk & Son Funeral Directors, Inc., 3801 18 Mile Rd. (N.W. corner of 18 and Ryan). Please share memories at www.mandziukfuneralhome.com.
BUDD RICHARD D., M.D. Age 89, of Sarasota, FL, formerly of Livonia, passed away peacefully on December 8, 2012. Preceded in death by his wife, Barbara, and daughter, Deborah Iverson. Survived by his daughters, Mary Horozaniecki (Joseph), Cynthia (Kay Peltier) and Laurie; son-in-law Robert Iverson (Amy); grandchildren Sharon, Rick and Colin. Richard was a psychiatrist, class of 1948 of the Wayne State School of Medicine and 1957 Diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He was the Assistant Section Chief of the Topeka (Kansas) State Hospital; Chief of Female Service, Assistant Clinical Director and Superintendent at Northville State Hospital; Clinical Director and Chairman of Psychiatry at Providence Hospital; physician at the John D. Dingell VA Medical Center; and was in private practice. Dr. Budd was also an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Michigan State University School of Medicine and named in the Who's Who in America and International Who's Who in Medicine. Funeral service Friday, December 14, 12:00 Noon at the Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, 23720 Farmington Rd., (btw. 9-10 Mile Rds., just N of Grand River), downtown Farmington, 248-474-5200. Visitation one hour prior to service time. Interment at Roseland Park Cemetery, 29001 Woodward Ave., Berkley. Memorials preferred to The Deborah A. Iverson, M.D. Lectureship, Kresge Eye Institute, Wayne State University, 5475 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48202. heeney-sundquist.com
BURKE TIMOTHY J. JR. Age 79 of Detroit. Born February 9, 1933, passed December 10, 2012. Beloved husband of the late Suzanne. Loving father of Theresa, Loretta, Suzanne, Norien, Timothy III, Kathleen (Joseph) and Anthony. Also survived by his grandchildren Richard Jr., Andy Jr., Dominic Jr., Lauren, Nora, Shane, Timothy, Hailey, Joseph, Michael and Hannah. He also leaves behind many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Preceded in death by his loving mother Nora Burke Divine, his father Timothy J. Burke Sr., his step-father Timothy Divine, his siblings Anna, Agnes, Theresa, Loretta and Joseph. Timothy was owner of Burkes Bar in southwest side of Detroit on Fort St. He graduated from All Saints High School and a Veteran of The Korean War. Timothy will be dearly missed by all. "MY FATHER" I ask him He says "NO" I ask "WHY?" He says nothing I yell He yells I cry He hugs Me I apologize He says sorry I Laugh He Laughs I Love Him He Loves Me Forever... My Father. Service Friday in state 9:30 a.m. until Mass 10:00 a.m. at Holy Redeemer Church, Detroit. Entombment Woodmere Cemetery. Please visit Timothy's on-line tribute at www.martenson.com
BUTKA ELIZABETH "BETTY" (NEE RUSSELL), December 12, 2012, Age 92 of Beverly Hills. Longtime owner of Westwood Carpentry. Beloved wife of the late Alexander A. Butka. Dear mother of Arleen E. Ellis (Tom), Judy A. Tarsney (Jeff), William A. (Mary Ann), and Peggy S. Broughton (Tom). Also survived by 12 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Sister of Louis Russell, Mary Ann Davey and the late Robert Russell and Richard Russell. Also many nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass Saturday 11 a.m. at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church, 32340 Pierce Street, Beverly Hills. Visitation at church begins at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes to Capuchin Soup Kitchen or Beaumont Hospice. A.J. Desmond & Sons, (248) 362-2500. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
CALKA BEATRICE C. December 8, 2012. Age 87. Beloved wife of the late Bernard "Barney". Loving mother of Bernadette (Victor) Kupiec, Bernice (Donald) Young, Bernard B. II (Jackie), Byron A. (Kris), and the late Bernadine (William) Racely. Proud grandmother of Karen, William, Hollie, Bethany, Chelsea, Benjamin, Sarah, Tara, Nicholas, and Curtis, and great-grandmother of William, Sydney, and Annelise. Dear sister of Phyllis Yaek, and Jennetta Logan. Visitation Thursday 3-9 p.m. and Friday 1-9 p.m. with 7 p.m. Rosary at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). In state Saturday 9:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. Mass at St. Matthias Catholic Church, 12509 19 Mile Rd., Sterling Heights (west of Schoenherr). Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com.
CRUICE J. TIMOTHY age 96, December 7, 2012. Beloved husband of Mary Virginia for 66 years. Dear father of Terry (Gloria) Cruice and Kelly Cruice. Cherished grandfather of Amy, Angela, and Marcy. Great-grandfather of Lily and Cassius. Brother of the late Jerry Oskin. Beloved uncle to many nieces and nephews. Visitation Friday 3-8pm at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Road, Clawson. Funeral Saturday 10:30am at St. Regis Church, 3695 Lincoln, Bloomfield Hills. Friends may visit at church at 10am. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. Obituary and condolences at lynchfuneraldirectors.com
CYROL MICHAEL December 9, 2012 at the age of 76. Beloved husband of the late Dorothy; and the dear father of Deanna (Scott) Mayo, Michelle (Peter) Meinhart. Grandfather of Eric, Braden, Kole, Wolfie. He was preceded in death by his sister, Irene Cyrol. Visitation Manns-Ferguson Funeral Home 17000 Middlebelt (s. of 6 Mile) Friday, December 14th from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m.; Services, Saturday 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Oakland Community College or Alzheimer's Association. Share a memory www. mannsfuneralhome.com
DeCALUWE ELIZABETH Age 74, December 10, 2012 of Allen Park. Beloved wife of Henry. Loving mother of Eileen (David) Duford, Gail, Laurie (Jim) Joseph and Karen (Nick) Thomas. Dearest grandma of Mark, Nicholas, Scott, Alexander, Brianne, Brooke, Rachael and Danielle. Preceded in death by her parents, Wilfred and Bernice Korte and brothers, Jerome Korte and William Korte. Visitation Sunday 3-9 p.m. at the Allen Park Chapel-Martenson Family of Funeral Homes, 10915 Allen Rd. (corner of Goddard). Rosary Sunday 7p.m. In state Monday 9:30 a.m. at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 9000 Laurence, Allen Park until time of Mass 10 a.m. Interment Our Lady of Hope Cemetery. Family suggests donations to Heartland Hospice. Visit Elizabeth's eternal tribute at www.martenson.com.
DENSTEADT PAUL E. November 24, 2012. Age 71. Beloved father of Paul (Carol) Densteadt, Joseph (Karen) Densteadt, Theresa (Donald) Huffman, James Densteadt, Joshua Densteadt and Hannah Densteadt. Loving grandfather of Michael, Joey, Niko, Olivia, Alexia and McKenzie. Proud great-grandfather of two. Adopted son to the Morgan family of Emmett, MI. Memorial visitation Saturday 5-7 p.m., with memorial service at 7:00 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. (Shelby Twp.) 54880 Van Dyke at 25 Mile Road. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" WujekCalcaterra.com.
DONAHUE SHARON 70, passed away on December 7. She is preceded in death by her husband, James, sister Mary Lou Degel. She is the loving mother of Timothy (Diana), Eric, Bonnie, Melissa, and Kerry. Cherished grandmother to James, Summer, Ashley, Ryan and Erin. Sister to Marilyn Egan, Carol Petoskey, Colleen Chandler and Maureen Johnson. Family will receive friends Thursday 5-9 p.m. and Friday 2-9 p.m. with Rosary Friday at 7 p.m. at the Neely-Turowski Funeral Home 30200 Five Mile (btn. Merriman and Middlebelt). Funeral Mass will be at St. Edith Catholic Church on Saturday with in state at 10:00 a.m. until Mass begins at 10:30 a.m. Interment at St. Hedwig Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please donate to the American Lung Association or Goodfellows of southeast Michigan. www.neely-turowski.com
DORR MARY M., December 11, 2012, Age 106. Beloved wife of the late Leonard. Devoted mother of Margaret Ann Corso (John), Joan Elizabeth Lybear (Charles), Barbara Jean Lilly, Larry (Vera), and the late Mary Louise McKenzie (Dan). Loving grandmother of 13 and great-grandmother of 20. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends Friday 2-8 p.m. at A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Road (between Maple and Big Beaver) with Rosary at 5 p.m. Funeral Mass Saturday 10 a.m. at St. Benedict Church, 80 S. Lynn, Waterford. Visitation at church begins at 9:30 a.m. Consider in lieu of flowers donations to Lourdes Community. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
DRAVECKY PATRICIA "TRISH" MARGARET of Warren, MI, passed away November 27, 2012, born September 27, 1943. Predeceased by parents George and Margaret Dravecky, and survived by brother Thomas and his wife Susan of Knoxville, TN. She was a generous person who contributed to numerous charities and volunteered at the Arbor Inn senior care facility as well as the Fraser Figure Skating Club with Fraser Eclipse Team. A Memorial Mass will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, December 15, 2012 at St. Anne's Church, 32000 Mound Road in Warren. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the American Cancer Society or the charity of your choice. "Let each of you look not only to your own interests, but the interest of others." Phillipians 2-4.
EGERT PAULETTE G. Age 68, of Clay Township, passed away peacefully under hospice care December 9, 2012 at Clare Bridge of Utica. She was born June 11, 1944 to Joseph and Julia (nee Markovich) Miglia. On April 15, 1983, she married William Egert. Paulette treasured the times she had with her family and loved traveling, gardening, and being outdoors. She will be greatly missed by her husband William; sons David (Shanyn) and Brian Paluszewski; daughter, Laura (Todd) Leman; six grandchildren; brother Al Miglia; sisters Judith (Jeff) Collins, Gail Miglia and Jacqueline (Daniel) Conlin. Paulette was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Diane Massong. Funeral Services have already taken place. Interment, White Chapel Cemetery, Troy. Memorial contributions in Paulette's honor to Seasons Hospice are appreciated. The family wishes to thank the wonderful staff at Clare Bridge of Utica, Memory Care. Please share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guestbook" at WujekCalcaterra.com