BALLARD RONALD R. September 15, 2011. Age 70, of Adrian, formerly of Brownstown Twp. and Higgins Lake. Beloved husband of the late Elizabeth. Memorial service 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 8 at St. Joseph Shrine, 8743 U.S. 12, Brooklyn, MI 49230. For full obit for please visit www.pursefuneralhome.com.
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BASELA MARY L. (NEE PRANG) Age 84 passed away September 29, 2011. Beloved wife of the late George (Buck). Loving mother of Claudia (Ronald) Misiakowski, Donna (William) Secord. Dearest grandmother of Steven (Dawn), Robyn (Michael), Cynthia (Todd), Richard, Bryan (Tiffany). Dear great-grandmother of Haley, Heather Shane, Holly and Jessica. Dear sister of George (Bea), Donald (Gene) and Lorraine. Mary's family will receive relatives and friends Sunday from 2 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the Sterling Heights Chapel of the E.J. Mandziuk & Son Funeral Directors, 3801 18 Mile (NW corner of Ryan) a Scripture Service is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. Funeral Service Monday at St. Isadore Catholic Church, 18201 Twenty Three Mile Road, Macomb, Michigan. In state 9:30 a.m. with Mass at 10 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery.
BASLER INGE ANNA, age 70, died in Troy, Michigan on Wednesday September 28. Born in Vienna Austria, Inge and her late husband Robert moved to America in 1959 and built a life and family together. They were married 50 years until his death last year. Inge was a devoted and loving wife, caring for Bob until his tragic passing. An event she never overcame. She was a warm, thoughtful, well-read, brilliant and beautiful woman whose generosity and hospitality overflowed in everything she did. She provided the hearth of the home, presiding over all family gatherings and poker nights with bountiful plates of homemade Austrian specialties and legendary Christmas cookies. Inge loved all creatures, especially her dear Baron and Rocky. She was exceedingly proud of and adored by her children, Corinne Grousbeck and George Basler and their spouses Wyc Grousbeck and Melanie Basler. She will be deeply missed by her beloved grandchildren Kelsey and Campbell Grousbeck and Cassandra and Christopher Basler, whom she lavished with love. Services and burial are private. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made to The Perkins School for the Blind, 175 North Beacon St., Watertown, MA 02472. Omi, you will forever live in our hearts. Rest in peace. A.J. Desmond & Sons, (248) 362-2500. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
BENYA LINDA K. Age 61, September 30, 2011. Beloved wife of Thomas. Loving mother of Johlinda, Andrea, Thomas II and April. Dearest grandmother of six. Visitation Sunday 2-9 p.m. at the David J. Wysocki Funeral Home, 29440 Ryan Road (1 block N. of 12 Mile Road), Warren.
BROWDER ROBERT WALLACE "WALLY" 94, of Brighton, died October 1, 2011. Beloved father of Robert W. (Shirley) Browder of Brighton, Dorothy W. (James) Bird of Arizona; grandfather to Will, Terry, Kimberly, David and Mike. Seven great-grandchildren also survive. His parents, wife, Hazel, four brothers and a sister preceded him in death. He retired from Ford Motor Company in 1979. Private family services will be held at Sharp Funeral Homes, Fenton Chapel, 1000 W. Silver Lake Rd., Fenton. Burial will be held Walkers Chapel in Fort Payne, Alabama. www.sharpfuneralhomes.com
BUCKHOLZ LARRY E. September 30, 2011. Loving son of the late Elmer and Anna. Dearest brother of Rosemary (Richard) Libich and Donald. Loving uncle of Richard Jr., Annette and Mark. Family will receive friends Tuesday from 1-8 p.m. at Stanley Turowski Funeral Home, 25509 W. Warren, Dearborn Heights. Funeral Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Share condolences at: www.stanleyturowskifuneralhome.com
BURTON MARY (NEE GARBO) Age 85 September 30, 2011. Beloved wife of the late William. Loving mother of Daniel (Joanne), Renee (Karl) Myrand, Richard (Marianne), Thomas (Tracie) and Curtis (Carol). Grandmother of Tony, Jeffrey, Lisa, marie, Sarah, Lauren, Jennifer and Zack. Great- grandmother of Hannah and Joey. Sister-in-law of Kathleen Garbo and Louise Garbo. She will be dearly missed by many family members and friends. Visitation Friday, October 7, 2011 2-9 p.m. with an evening Rosary at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 Inkster Rd., (between Ford Road and Cherry Hill). In state Saturday, October 8, 2011, 9:30 a.m. at St. Raphael Catholic Church, 31530 Beechwood (at Merriman Road, two blocks north of Ford Rd.)until 10 a.m. Mass. Family suggests memorials to Angela Hospice and Muscular Dystrophy Association. www.santeiufuneralhome.com
COLEMAN JAMES "JIMM" 86, passed away on September 26, 2011 after a brief illness. He leaves to cherish his memory a loving son, Eric James (Ricky) Coleman, two devoted sisters, Mildred Coleman Crump of Newark, NJ and Jean Coleman Smith of Highland Hills, OH. Six beloved grand- children, five great- grandchildren, his special nieces and nephews and two dear cousins Ronzo Johnson and Alice Coleman Pitts of Detroit, MI; as well as host of relatives and friends. There will be a public viewing held Sunday 10-2-11 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at James H. Cole Home for Funerals Main Chapel 2624 W. Grand Blvd. Services will be held Monday 10-3-11 at Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church 2028 W. Grand Blvd. 10am family hour 11am service. Interment Westlawn Cemetery Wayne, MI.
COLLINS CHUCK, age 69, October 1, 2011. Please contact the Northrop-Sassaman Funeral Home at 248-348-1233 or our website at northrop-sassamanfuneraldirectors.com for funeral information.
COPPERSTONE JOHN Passed away September 27, 2011- age 92. Beloved husband of the late Dorothy (Rogers), dear son of John and Theresa, preceded in death by sisters Carmen Camilleri and Mary Casha. Survived by many nieces and nephews. After graduation from Northwestern High School he attended Ford Trade School. He was a veteran of WWII. Upon retirement from Ford he moved to Florida where he lived his remaining years. A memorial service will be held Friday, October 7, 2011 at St. Colman's Church, 32500 Middlebelt Road, Farmington Hills, MI. Gathering at 10 a.m. - Mass at 10.30.
DEA MEE C., age 82, September 30, 2011 of Troy. Beloved wife of the late Henry Dea. Dear mother of Noreen (Kai) Chin and Alice (William Oddo) Dea. Grandmother of Lisa Chin, Lana Chin, Laura Chin, Alexander Oddo and Melissa Oddo. Great grandmother of Kayla Chin. Services were already held. Interment at White Chapel Memorial Cemetery, Troy. Arrangements by Price Funeral Home, Troy. (248) 689-0700. Memorials to the American Cancer Society. Share memories on the online register book at www.pricefuneralhome.net
DeBELISO MARTY age 63. Beloved wife of Doug. Dear mother of Monica (Todd) Anderson and Nicholas (Amber). Loving grandmother of Emma, Westin, Gracie, Ethan and the late Cynthia. Visiting Wednesday 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. Funeral Services at Charles Step Funeral Home 18425 Beech Daly (Btw 6-7 Mile). Condolences to stepfunerals.com.
DeCLARO DALMACIO Age 73, passed away peacefully on August 14, 2011. Dear father of Drs. Joann (Mark) Levy, Jennifer (Matt) Schemers and Jeffrey (Karen) DeClaro. Proud grandfather of Zachari and Jacob Levy and Jenna, Brandon and Ryan Schemers. Spouse of 25 years, Buenaflor I. DeClaro. Loving oldest brother "Kuya" of Richardo (Cora), Ruodolfo (Linda), Ernesto (Myrna), Pepito (Vilda), Greg (Carolyn), Leopoldo (Jocelyn) and the late Angel DeClaro and Emerita (Bob) Karpinen-DeClaro. Son of the late Domingo and Amparo DeClaro. Caring first cousins of Luz (Mario) and Drs. Gigi and Generand Algenio. Also survived by many caring nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Dalmacio served in Vietnam and retired as United States Navy (USN career) SKC Chief.
DENNISON CHARLES E. August 18, 2011, age 83. Dear brother of Dorothea "Dottie" Mayhew. Loving uncle of Karen Louise Phillips (Mitchel), Jane Mayhew Cook (Philip), Sgt. Nancy Gail Mayhew (Ret. U.S. Air Force) and Thomas Richard Mayhew (Mary). Memorial Service Saturday, October 8, 2011 at 11 am at the Dearborn Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 22546 Michigan Ave., Gathering from 10 am. howepeterson.com
DERECZYK-BARANOWSKI FRANCES B. Age 85. Entered into God's care September 11, 2011. Beloved wife of the late Edward Dereczyk (1972) and former spouse of the late John Baranowski. Loving mother of David (Amy), Gail (Roman), and Barry (Darlene) Dereczyk. Cherished grandmother of Aimee, Ania, Andrzej, Stefan, Adam and great-grandson Ivan. Dear sister of Lottie Roman and Jenny Volas. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Frances was born in Hamtramck later residing in Detroit and retiring in Lakeland, Florida. Frances graduated from Cass Tech High School and St. Francis Hospital School of Nursing, retiring as an Obstetrical Nurse from North Detroit General Hospital. She will be remembered as a loving mother who strived to have her family and children succeed. She will be missed and loved. Memorial visitation at the Krot Funeral Home, 2687 Caniff, Hamtramck, 313-365-5240, on Friday, October 7, from 5-8 p.m. Rosary 7 p.m. Memorial Service at St. Ladislaus Church, 2730 Caniff, Hamtramck, Saturday, October 8 at 9:30 a.m., Mass of Christian burial 10 a.m. Inurnment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Family wishes memorials, in lieu of flowers, be sent to St. Anthony Catholic Church, 820 Marcum Rd., Lakeland, FL 33809, where mother had great support from the Pastor, Fr. Nick O'Brien and parisioners.
DIPALMA LOUIS Age 63. October 1, 2011. Beloved husband of Maria. Dear father of Eric (Kimberly) Dipalma. Brother of Enzo (Marisa) Dipalma, Gabriella (Franesco) Passarelli, the late Vittorio (Josephina) Dipalma, and the late Allessandro (Anna) Dipalma. Brother-in-law of Tony (Letizia) Marando. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visitaiton Monday 2-9 p.m. with a Scripture Service Monday 7 p.m. at Edward Swanson & Son Funeral Home, 30351 Dequindre, Madison Heights, MI. In state Tuesday 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass 10 a.m. at St. Isidore's Catholic Church, 18201 23 Mile Rd., Macomb, MI. Entombment Cadillac Memorial Gardens East. Share a memory at edwardswansonandsonfuneralhome.com.
DRUGACZ DENNIS Age 64 of Dearborn. Passed away September 30th 2011. Beloved husband of Karen Drugacz. Loving father of Janeen (Joshua) Bodary, Bradley Drugacz. Dear son of Gertrude and the late Peter. Dearest brother of Randy. Also survived by one grandchild, Nora. Visitation Sunday October 2, 2011 from 5-9 p.m. and Monday October 3, 2011 from 1-9 p.m. at the Allen Park Chapel of Voran Funeral Home, 5900 Allen Rd. (313) 928-2300. Funeral service Tuesday October 4, 2011 at St. Joseph Catholic Church 16101 Rotunda Dr. Dearborn, MI. In state 10:30 a.m. until time of mass at 11:00 a.m. Interment will take place at St. Hedwig Cemetery. Visit our online guestbook and share memories at www.voranfuneralhome.com
DUDA STEVEN LOUIS passed away Tuesday, September 20th 2011 at the age of 47. Beloved son of Edwin and Sandra Duda. Dear brother of David Duda and brother-in-Law of Monica Duda. Uncle to Jake and Jade Duda, Tracy, Timmy and Troy Duda. Nephew of Ken Duda, Aunt Betty and Aunt Charlotte. Cousin and Relative of the Sopo Family, the Bogdanowicz Family and the Oddy Family. A memorial Service will be announced at a later date. Memorial Tributes to Gift of Life, Sparrow Hospital Lansing, Michigan.
DUPUIE LORRAINE MINA Age 90. September 30, 2011. Beloved wife of the late Albert Sr. Loving mother of Albert Jr. (Sandra), Norman (Linda), Douglas (Sally), and the late Joseph Dupuie. Also survived by several grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, and one great-greatgrandchild. Visitation Monday October 3, 2011 from 1-9 p.m. at the Taylor Chapel of Voran Funeral Home, 23750 Goddard Rd., (313) 291-1800. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. from the funeral home. Visit our online guestbook and share memories at www.voranfuneralhome.com.
ELLSWORTH EUGENE E. (GENE) September 28, 2011, age 75, The Lord called Gene home. He was the beloved husband of Judith (Judy). Loving father of Wendy (Tom) Zelenka, and Steven (Marcia), step-father of Dan (Sherri) Colvin and Nikki Tashman. Proud grandfather of six and great-grandfather of two. Resting at the L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, 8809 Wayne Rd. (at Joy Rd.) Monday 1-9 p.m. Join the family for a celebration of Gene's life, Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at griffinfuneralhome.com.
ERICKSON ROBERT W. Age 84, September 28, 2011. Beloved husband of Shirley. Loving father of Millie (Rod) Whitbeck, Ron, Jim, and Len (Martha). Cherished grandfather of seven. Funeral Service Monday 1 pm (in state 12 noon) at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 23425 Lahser, Southfield. Visitation Sunday 2-8 p.m. at Thayer-Rock Funeral Home, 33603 Grand River Ave. (1 block W. of Farmington Rd.) downtown Farmington. Memorials suggested to the church or American Heart Association. www.thayer-rock.com.
FEDERSPIEL DOROTHY M. September 26, 2011 Age 93 Beloved wife of the late Walter. Dear mother of Janet Ann (Charles) Miller and Martha M. Smith. Loving grandmother of Lori (John) Toor, Cindy Gee, and Scott (Cathy) Foster. Dear great-grandmother of eight and great-great-grandmother of four. Funeral service Monday 12 noon at the A. H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Avenue at Vernier Road, Grosse Pointe Woods. Visitation Sunday 4-8 pm. Private interment Michigan Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the Michigan Humane Society. ahpeters.com
FELDMAN JOANNE Beloved wife of the late Sol Feldman and the late Mark Amdursky. Dear mother of Andrew (Barbara) Feldman, Mark (Antonia) Feldman, Susan (Howard) Simpson, Judy (Edwin) Radin and Dawn (Phillip) Cooper. Dear sister of Malvern (Morrie) Dubin and Geri (David) Young. Nine loving grandchildren also remembered by many loving family members and friends. SERVICES TODAY 3:00 P.M. AT THE DORFMAN CHAPEL, FARMINGTON HILLS, 248-406-6000. INTERMENT TO FOLLOW AT CLOVER HILL PARK CEMETERY, BIRMINGHAM or visit www.thedofrmanchapel.com
GERBER MARY G. Age 95, September 18, 2011. Born April 21, 1916, Pittsburgh PA. Wife of the Late Ralph (1991). Dear mother of Patricia Ann Gerber. Sister in law of Ruth Schonhoff and Norman Gerber. Family will receive friends 10 a.m. until time of memorial service 11 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 25630 Grand River (at Beech Daly), Redford Twp., Thursday, October 6, 2011. Memorials suggested to the church or Angela Hospice. Arrangements by Fisher Funeral Home (313) 535 3030, of Redford Twp.
GERSELL DOLORES A. (NEE GENTRY) September 30, 2011. Age 76, of St. Petersburg, Florida, formerly of Westland. Pre-deceased by George Joseph STROMSKI. Loving mother of George Jr. (Teresa), Steven, Timothy (Janet) and Russell (Robin) Stromski. Devoted grandmother to Christopher, Andrew, Sarah, Georgia, Stevie, Chelsea, Justin, Cherie, Paula and Kevin. Great-grandmother to Dominick and Jayden. Survived by several nieces and nephews. Dearest sister of Barbara Wright (Richard) of Kodak Tennessee and Roxanne Bjerke. Funeral arrangements in Tampa, Florida. Private family service pending.
GUST JEAN R. September 30, 2011, age 86. Wife of the late Louis. Dear mother of Patricia (Charles) Ehlert, Michael (Mariann), and Steven. Grandmother of Joshua (Erica) Gust, Rachel Carroll, and Kevin Gust. Memorial Service Saturday, October 8, 2011 at the Dearborn Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 22546 Michigan Ave. Call the funeral home for times (313) 561-1500. Memorials may be made to American Diabetes, American Heart, Angela Hospice, Breast Cancer, Karmanos or St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 5885 Venoy, Westland, MI 48185. www.howepeterson.com
JAKUBIEC MARY October 1, 2011. Age 101. Beloved wife of the late John. Dear mother of Ronald (Connie) and Ray (Mary Jane). Sister of (the late) John Kaluzny, (the late) Josephine Furr, Lottie Zwalesky, Sophie Stasko and Robert Kaluzny. Loving grandmother of four and great-grandmother of 12. Resting at the L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, 7707 Middlebelt Rd. (at Ann Arbor Trl.) Monday 5:30-9 p.m. and Tuesday 1-9 p.m. Rosary Tuesday at 7 p.m. In state at St. Dunstan Catholic Church, 1646 Belton (S. of Ford & W. of Inkster Rds.) Wednesday at 10 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at griffinfuneralhome.com.
JASKOLSKI ROSINA (Nee Impastato), age 85, died October 1, 2011. Dearest mother of Michael. Loving sister of Eva Megge. Special aunt of Linda. Also survived by nieces and nephews Barbara, Connie, Richard and Teri. Former spouse of Frank A. Jaskolski. Visitation Tuesday 3-9 p.m. at Kaul Funeral Home, 35201 Garfield, Clinton Township. Funeral Wednesday 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment at Christian Memorial Cemetery, Rochester Hills. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Webber Cancer Center. Please share a memory of Rosina at www.kaulfuneralhome.com.
KEATING JULIE (SULLIVAN) Age 70, passed away in the care of her loving family September 23, 2011. Survived by Jerry, her beloved husband of 43 years, children Louisa (Nigel) Keating-Reynolds, Mark (Leah) Keating and Michael Keating; grandchildren Natalie, Stella, Ryan, Darcy and Xavier. A graduate of Regis College and one of the first women to graduate from Harvard Business School, Julie worked at Ford Motor Company and achieved great success in Material Planning and Logistics until retirement. A woman of impressive accomplishments, extraordinary flair and grace, her energy and kindness will be missed by many. Services will be held privately. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association and Alzheimer's Foundation of America.
KOLAKOWSKI VICKI L. Age 49. September 27, 2011 of Southgate. Loving sister of Carol (Don) Karwowski and Laura Warner. Private family services to be held. Arrangements by John Molnar Funeral Home, Southgate Chapel. www.molnarfuneralhome.com
KRAMER LORAINE E. (NEE EIX) September 30, 2011, Age 83. Beloved wife of Frank. Loving mother of Cheryl and David. Dearest sister of Richard (Jeri) Eix. Visitation Monday 3-9 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons Inc., 36900 Schoenherr Rd. at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). In state Tuesday 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. time of Service at Bethesda Christian Church, 14000 Metropolitan Parkway. Interment Cadillac Memorial Gardens East. Share memories with the family at their "On Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com.
LASKOWSKY VIOLET MARIE September 30, 2011. Age 91. Dear wife of the late Karl. Beloved mother of Dennis (Donella), Gary (Charlotte), Gregory (Karen), and Terry (Ann). Grandmother of Terrance, Tiffany (Brad) Sadowski, Julie (Darrell) Patterson, Patricia, Amber, Kent, Kimberly, and Austin. Great-grandmother of Joshua and Zachary. Sister of the late Robert Luttermoser. Sister-in-law Maryann Luttermoser. Funeral service Thursday, October 6, 2011, 10 a.m. at Querfeld Funeral Home, 1200 Oakwood, Dearborn. Visitation Wednesday 28 p.m. Memorials to Angela Hospice or St. James United Church of Christ. www.querfeldfuneralhome.com.
LESS JOANNE G., age 82, passed away September 23, 2011 in Crittenton Hospital after a short illness. She was born and raised in Toledo, Ohio. Miss Less, as she was known to two generations of students at Kimball High School in Royal Oak, was one of the teachers who was at Kimball when it opened in 1956. "She was the tough English teacher you hated while in her Advanced Composition class, and the teacher you appreciated every time you had to write something for the rest of your life," said her attorney and former student, Michael Hutson. She loved her church and her Chow dogs. She is survived by four nephews and close friends. Joanne was laid to rest in Woodlawn Cemetery in Toledo, Ohio. A.J. Desmond & Sons, (248) 362-2500.
LOGAN HAROLD R. "BUTCH" Age 82, September 25, 2011. Retired District Manager from the Detroit Free Press after 30+ years. Korean War veteran. Beloved husband of Shirley A. Logan for 62 years. Dear father of Michael (Ann) Logan and Patrick (Nancy) Logan. Loving grandfather of Kelli Logan and Anna Logan. Also survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews. Inurnment in the Florida V.A. National Cemetery.
LUBAWAY DIANE M. Age 69, of Farmington, graduate of St. Mary's-Wayne and Nazareth College, and a retired Farmington Public Schools Teacher, died September 26. Diane is the beloved wife of Bill for 47 years; sweet mother of Hope (Kurt) Dudek, Andrea (Scott) Bray and Elise (Keith) Yost; Grandma DeeDee to Will and Mia Dudek, Tessa and Connor Bray and Lucy, Zachary and Charlie Yost; and dear sister of Dennis (Liz) Okon. She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Lucille Okon. A Funeral Mass was held Friday, September 30th, at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, 23615 Power Rd., Farmington. Interment Holy Sepulchre, Southfield. Memorial tributes suggested to Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation, tnbcfoundation.org, or MI Humane Society, michiganhumane.org. Arrangements entrusted to Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, downtown Farmington, 248-474-5200. heeney-sundquist.com
MALLARE ISABEL A. September 30, 2011. Age 89. Beloved wife of the late Jose. Loving father of JoAnn (Richard) Kern, Jose (Sharon), Russell (Leslie), Suzanne (David Osborne) Acton, and Margaret Mallare. Proud grandmother of 11, great-grandmother of 18 and great-great grandmother of one. Visitation Sunday 3-9 p.m. Funeral Monday 11 a.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile Rd). Interment Christian Memorial Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Isabel's honor would be appreciated to Ronald McDonald House or to Evangelical Homes of Michigan. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com.
MALSKI JANE "JANIA" September 29, 2011, age 87 Wife of the late Bernard. Devoted and loving mother of Brian (Patty Rydahl), Gary, Donna and Dan (Karen) Mulvahill). Dearest grandmother of Celia and Joseph. Dear sister of Rosemary (Anthony) Pawlak. Funeral Mass 10:00 a.m. Monday at Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church, 4200 Martin (south of Michigan Ave.) Detroit. In state at 9:30 am. Visitation Saturday 5-9 p.m. and Sunday 1-9 p.m. at the Dearborn Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 22546 Michigan Ave. Memorials to Capuchin or St. Jude Children's Hospital. www.howepeterson
MATHIAS SALLY IRENE (NEE SHAVER) Age 80 and formerly of Clawson, died September 30, 2011. Visitation Tuesday 3-8 pm at Gramer Funeral Home in Clawson (705 N. Main St.). Funeral Service Wednesday 10:00 am at the funeral home. To view full obituary and sign online guestbook please visit www.GramerFuneralHome.com
McCLURE MIKE 77, of Brighton, September 28, 2011. Beloved husband of Cecelia; dear father of: Daniel, Michael, Robert, Kathleen (Doug) Wisser, and Peter (Donna), and father-in-law of Ed King. Dear grandfather of 13 grandchildren. Mr. McClure was preceded in death by his daughter, Mary Ann King, and sister, Barbara Jones. A Mass of the Resurrection was held Saturday at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Brighton. Memorials to St. Vincent DePaul Society. Envelopes are available at the Keehn Funeral Home, Brighton. Please visit Mike's Book of Memories at www.keehnfuneralhome.com
McGOOKEY ANN CATHARINE, September 24, 2011, age 58. Daughter of Mary Schwartz (David) and the late Robert McGookey. Beloved wife of Lyle Price. Dear mother of the late Keith Bending. Sister of Joyce Clouthier, Brian McGookey (Hope) and the late Ellen Brous. Aunt of Jamie Renshaw (Andy), Elizabeth Sarna (Justin), Erin Clouthier, Tim (Kate) and Grace McGookey. Great-aunt of Alex Cellar and Sylvia McGookey. Memorial Service Wednesday 11 a.m. at National Shrine of the Little Flower-St. Therese Chapel, Woodward and 12 Mile, Royal Oak. Memorial tributes may be made to Leader Dogs for the Blind. A. J. Desmond & Sons, 248-549-0500. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
HOLTON JoANN MEADOWS, of Beverly Hills, Michigan, age 79, died on August 19, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband, John ("Jack") Jennings Holton, and daughter, Lori Lynn Hall. JoAnn is survived by her son-in-law, Gregory S. Hall; a niece, Janielle (Joseph) Mitchell; and four nephews, Paul Thomas (Lena) Haver, Jr.; Christopher L. (Smitty) Haver; Bruce B (Robin) Haver and Peter (Lucy) Holton; as well as many grand nieces and nephews. Memorial service for JoAnn and Jack Holton, Friday, October 7, 2011 at 11 a.m. at Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 1800 W. Maple, Rd, Birmingham, MI 48009. Reception immediately following at the church. Donations, in lieu of flowers, to Lutheran Church of the Redeemer.
MECKE M. ELEANOR (FLAHERTY), age 82, an active member and leader in Detroit's community organizations, died Thursday, September 29, 2011. Mecke is survived by her brother William Flaherty, her sister Roseanne Madden, four sons and their wives, William and Katherine, T. Hart, III and Mary Alice, John and Leticia and Stephen and Elizabeth, and nine grandchildren T.H. McCalla, IV, Courtney, Maureen, Patrick, Liliana, Marisa, Jacqueline, Katherine and Campbell. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated for her on Monday, October 3, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Paul on the Lake Catholic Church, 157 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Farms, 48236. Memorial contributions to the Capuchin Mission Association, 1820 Mt. Elliott Street, Detroit, MI 48207. Light a candle and share a memory at www.verheyden.org
MILLER RUTH CATHERINE, age 94, of Royal Oak, died Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at Grosse Pointe Beaumont Hospital. She was born May 11, 1917 in Detroit to Frederick and Ada Miller Miss. Miller was a homemaker and member of the First United Methodist Church, Royal Oak. Surviving are her nephew, Charles Ernest Miller; great-nephews, William John Miller, Charles Edward Miller and Scott Michael Miller; great-niece, Linda Miller Holmes and several great-great nieces and nephews. Visitation Tuesday 2-8 p.m. service Wednesday 11 a.m. at the Kinsey-Garrett Funeral Home, 420 S. Lafayette, Royal Oak. Burial, Oakview Cemetery, Royal Oak. Memorials suggested to First United Methodist Church, 320 W. Seventh St., Royal Oak, 48067. www.kinsey-garrett.com
MINAUDO FRANCESCO "FRANK" Age 84. October 1, 2011. Beloved husband of Stella. Loving father of Donna (Gaspare) Parrinello and Sebastian (Nella) Minaudo. Proud grandfather of Gaspare, Francesco, Josephine, Francesco, Antonino, Maria, and Lorenzo. Visitation Monday 3-9 p.m. and Tuesday 1-9 p.m. with evening Rosary at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Funeral Wednesday, in state 9 a.m. at St. Blase Church, 12151 15 Mile Rd. (between Dodge Park and Schoenherr) until time of Mass at 9:30 a.m. Entombment Resurrection Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com.
NIECKARZ FRANCES J. Age 89. September 29, 2011. Beloved wife of the late Stanley W. Loving mother of Sharon (Stanley) Kley and Gary S. (Linda). Dear sister of Rita, Richard (Billie) and the late Henry and Edward. Cherished grandma of Kelly, Amy, Becky, Julie, Casey, Scott, Heather and Megan. Great grandmother of Ally, Jacob, Jeremy and Abby. Visitation at Hackett-Metcalf Funeral Home, 2640 Monroe Blvd. (near W. Outer Drive), Dearborn, Sunday 5-8 p.m. and Monday 2-8 p.m. with a Rosary at 7 p.m. In state Tuesday at Divine Child Catholic Church, 1055 N. Silvery Lane in Dearborn, 9:00 a.m. until the time of Mass at 9:30 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association of Michigan, 20300 Civic Center Dr. #100, Southfield, MI 48076. For more information visit www.hackettmetcalf.com.
NUNEZ RAYMOND WILLIAM "BILL" Age 79, passed away September 29, 2011. He was born on September 29, 1932, in Pawtucket, Rhode Island to the late John and Ida "Trett" Nunez. He attended Springfield College, graduating in 1954 upon which he entered and served in the U.S. Army. He returned to Massachusetts and married his beloved wife Claire. He then began his teaching career at Pontiac Public Schools, eventually retiring as an Associate Superintendent for Southfield Public Schools in 1988. He is a long-standing member of The Lions Club receiving an award for his many years of service. Bill is survived by his loving children Wayne (Bettie Jo) Nunez of South Lyon, Paul (Shirley) Nunez of Cumming, Georgia, Sue Nunez of Marquette, Lezlie (David) Culton of Rochester Hills, Steve (Jill) Nunez of South Lyon; siblings, Joan O'Neill of Pawtucket, RI, Mary Lou Calandra of Seattle, Washington; Ray Nunez of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; sister-in-law Lois LaFleur of O'Fallon, Illinois; 12 grandchildren; fvie great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Claire in 2007. Visitation will be held on October 3, Monday, from 3 8 p.m. A Liturgy of the Word Funeral Service will be held on October 4, Tuesday at 11 a.m. at PHILLIPS FUNERAL HOME, 122 West Lake Street (10 mile), South Lyon. Memorial donations can be made to the Lions Club of Michigan or St. Joseph Mercy Hospice. Online guest book www.phillipsfurneral.com.
ONDEJKO FRANK October 1, 2011. Age 71. Beloved husband of Judith (nee McClary) for 43 years. Loving father of Dan (Karen), Kelly (Chris) Redlin, Jim (Judy), and Leah (Dave) Heidt. Proud and loving Papa of Hailey, Nathan, Lauren, Andrew, Devin, and Emma. Also survived by four brothers and one sister. Predeceased by one sister. Visitation Monday 3-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Scripture service at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 54880 Van Dyke (at 25 Mile Rd.), Shelby Twp. In state Tuesday 9:30 a.m. until time of 10 a.m. Mass at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 54045 Scheonherr (S. of 25 Mile Rd.). Interment, Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton Township. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society are appreciated. Please share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guestbook" at WujekCalcaterra.com
PALO LEAH, died September 29, 2011, age 16. Beloved daughter of Ron Palo and Laurie (Clugston) Palo. Grand-daughter of William Clugston. Also survived by aunts and uncles: Cathy and Tim Huber, Scot Clugston, Mary and Ken Peters, Robert Palo, Mike and Christine Palo, Rick and Cheryl Palo, and Mark Palo; cousins: Michael and Melaney Huber, Kevin Peters and eight other cousins. Visitation at Manns-Ferguson Funeral Home, 17000 Middlebelt (south of 6 Mile) on Monday from 2-8 p.m. Services on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. Donations in loving memory of Leah are suggested to the Cooke School, 21200 Taft Road, Northville, MI 48167. Share a memory at www.mannsfuneralhome.com
PAUL MAXINE 92, on September 18, 2011. Formerly of Detroit, she resided in Chesterfield, Missouri. She is survived by her children Yvonne Wesa and Daryl Muratori, eight grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren. A service will be held at Assumption Grotto Cemetery, 13770 Gratiot Avenue, 11 a.m., on October 10, followed by reception in church lounge. Details contact Yvonne at email@example.com.