ALLEN ROBERT M. April 25, 2015. Age 82. Beloved husband of the late Flora. Dearest father of Becky (Robert) King, Gail Allen and Linda (Rick) Paredez. Loving grandfather of Jessica (Ron), Ray (Sarah), Melanie and Melissa. Survived by nine loving great- grandchildren. Dearest brother of Carol (Fred) Tahse-Roeming and the late Jackie (the late Ted) Bott. Visitation Tuesday 3-9 p.m. and Wednesday 1-9 p.m. Funeral Thursday 10:00 a.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Interment White Chapel Cemetery. Memorials to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society appreciated. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guestbook" at WujekCalcaterra.com.
BAYEKIAN SARKIS "RICK" PETER Age 89, passed away peacefully at home on April 23, 2015 with his family at his side. Rick is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years Dena (nee Tarachas), his loving daughter, Karen (Raymond) Kalinowski and his cherished grand-children, Peter and Elizabeth. Dear brother of Virginia (Arthur) Mekjian, the late Marie (the late Cedric) Danielian and the late Zabel (the late John) Hooks. Born and raised in Detroit and a graduate of Cass Technical High School, Rick is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and loyal friends. He was a decorated WWII Veteran and a recipient of the Purple Heart as well as a proud graduate of the University of Michigan and a longtime and loyal Wolverines football fan. Rick was highly respected in the financial industry and made his living as a trusted consultant, most recently with Wells Fargo Advisors. Visitation Tuesday, April 28 from 5-8 p.m., Prayer Service at 7:30 p.m. at St. Johns Armenian Church, 22001 Northwestern Highway (South of 9 Mile Rd.), Southfield. In state beginning at 10 a.m., Wednesday at St. Johns, funeral at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are encouraged to St. Johns Armenian Church or St. George Greek Orthodox Church. To send a message, please go to Rick's obituary at www.ekfh.net. Arrangements entrusted to Edward Korkoian Funeral Home, (248) 541-8325.
DiCICCO SAMUEL P., JR. Age 67. April 25, 2015. Beloved husband of Teresa for 48 years. Dearest father of Lauri (John) Conrad and Samuel (Danielle). Loving grandfather of Cassidy, Hannah, Carly, Sammy and Dylan. Dear great-grandfather of Luke. Retired from The Ford Motor Company, Livonia Transmission Plant. Visitation Monday, April 27, 1 p.m. 8 p.m., and Tuesday, April 28 4 p.m. 6 p.m. with the Funeral Service at 6 p.m. at the Taylor Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 9800 S. Telegraph Road. Share a memory at www.howepeterson.com
HOPTMAN DAVID Of Huntington Woods, passed away on April 24, 2015. Born in Detroit on December 27, 1924, he grew up with parents Sarah and Morris Hoptman and sister Yetta (Trustman), who predeceased him. He attended Wayne University (now Wayne State University (WSU), where he received a master's in social work. The majority of his career was spent as a social worker at Jewish Family Service in Southfield. David was an accomplished photographer and aficionado of music and film, making frequent presentations on these subjects to the Jewish Community Center's Institute of Retired Professionals (IRP), including Music Lovers; Seniors of Active Retirement (SOAR; affiliated with WSU), of which he was a faculty member; Oakland Community College's Adult Learning Institute; Fox Run retirement community; and other organizations. David was predeceased by wives Martha (Ray) Cohen, Muriel Kingston Hoptman, and Janis Waxenberg. He is survived by children Claire Wendy Cohen of Tallahassee; Matthew Hoptman and his wife, Marla Abrams, of New York City; Ari Hoptman of Minneapolis; Maya Hoptman, her husband, (John) Christopher Kaltwasser, and their daughter Julia Kaltwasser; as well as his partner, Barbara Keidan; and in-laws Paul and Barbara Goodman. Donations in his honor may be made to the Southern Poverty Law Center, Jewish United Fund, Village in the Woods, or the charity of your choice. A MEMORIAL SERVICE IS PENDING. CONTACT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL FOR DETAILS. 248-569-0020. www.irakaufman.com
KOLHOFF ROBERT FRANCIS Age 89, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 24, 2015 under the care of Hometown Hospice. He was born October 24, 1925 to Marcella Eleanor (Gilsdorf) and Harry Francis Kolhoff in Toledo, Ohio. After serving in the Navy in the South Pacific in WW II, he graduated from the University of Detroit with a degree in Electrical Engineering. After graduation, he went to work for and, after over a 30 year career, retired from Sperry-Vickers. He is survived by his loving wife Alice Adele (Murray) of almost 64 years, three children Catherine Ann (Gary) Wasson, Thomas William (Maureen Houghton) Kolhoff, and William Joseph Kolhoff, as well as three grandchildren Madison Christine Kolhoff, Erin Lindsay Wasson, and Taylor Caitlin Wasson, and a great-granddaughter Mara Adele. After cremation, he will be interred at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Southfield, Michigan. A memorial service will be held in early May at the Church of the Transfiguration in Southfield. A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 248-549-0500. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Franciscan Outreach Program at the Church of the Transfiguration or to the Wounded Warrior Project. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
KONIECZNY ANDREW Age 98 of Wyandotte, April 23, 2015. Loving husband of the late Helen. Dearest father of Patricia Miller, Andrea Silvassy and Cynthia Patterson. Proud grandfather of Jeff, Jill, Chris, Erik, Meghan and Carly. Six great-grandchildren. Visitation Monday 1-8 p.m. at H.F. Thon Funeral Home, Wyandotte. Funeral Mass Tuesday 10 a.m. at St. Vincent Pallotti (St. Patrick) Catholic Church. In state 9:30 a.m. Burial Mt. Carmel Cemetery.
MARKS MARVIN P. Loving brother of Sybil (Philip) Goldman. Dear uncle of Scott Goldman and Cheryl Baker. Devoted son of the late Albert and the late Rose Marks. GRAVESIDE SERVICES 11 A.M. MONDAY AT MACHPELAH CEMETERY. ARRANGEMENTS BY THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL. 248-569-0020. www.irakaufman.com
McLUSKIE VIRGINIA, Age 85. April 25, 2015. Beloved wife of the late James McLuskie for 20 years. Loving mother of Norma Partin (Craig) Gladden, Jeffrey (Judy) Partin and the late Rhonda Anne Peters. Dear grandmother of Dakota, Sarah, Matt, Amanda, and the late Jessica, great-grandmother of Jordan, Destiney, Andrew, Austin, Micah, Matthew, Ashton and Alysia. Sister of Richard, Norman, Jr. "June Bug". Visitation at the O'Brien/Sullivan Funeral Home, 41555 Grand River Avenue, Novi 248-348-1800 Tuesday 2-9 pm. Instate Wednesday at Legacy Church of Novi, 23455 Novi Road, Novi from 9:00 a.m. until the funeral Liturgy at 10:00 a.m. Memorial donations in Virginia's memory can be made to to Legacy Church of Novi. Online condolences to www.obriensullivanfuneralhome.com.
SHOOK THERESA M. (NEE AGIUS) Age 80. Theresa passed away on April 25, 2015. She was the beloved wife of William, who predeceased her in 2008. She is survived by her children Tim (Kathy), Karen Bagley (Patrick), Dr. Paul, Jennifer Audet (Brad) and her grandchildren, Kasey, Kali, Madelyn, Ella, Mara and Carolyn. She is survived by her sisters Mary Ann Neff (Jerold), Barbara Pawlicki, predeceased by her brother Jack. She was predeceased by her parents Sam and Carrie (Camilleri). Visitation: Monday, April 27 3 - 8 p.m. with Scripture Service at 7 p.m. at the Riverside Modetz Funeral Home, 5630 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford, MI. Visitation: Tuesday, April 28 10 - 10:30 a.m. followed immediately by funeral mass at St. Perpetua Catholic Church, 134 Airport Road, Waterford.Donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Association.
TAYLOR PATRICIA A. Passed peacefully at home, April 25, 2015, Age 87. Loving wife of the late Robert. Dear mother of Brian (Justine), Kevin (Marilyn), Eileen (Michael) Sigsbee, Gail (Edward) Kucinski, and Daniel (Merritt) Grandmother of Luke and Alexa. Visitation Tuesday 2-8 p.m. with a family eulogy at 6 p.m. followed by a Rosary at 6:30 p.m. at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 Inkster Rd. (Between Cherry Hill and Ford Rd.) In State Wednesday 10 until 10:30 Funeral Mass at St. Robert Bellarmine, 27201 W. Chicago, Redford. (Inkster Rd. and W.Chicago) Donations may be made to St. Robert Bellermine Church or The Salvation Army. www.santeiufuneralhome.com
WILLIAMS LARRY Age 68. April 25, 2015. Beloved husband of Salud. Loving father of Kim, Randy (Deborah), Carol (Jack) Schwerin, and Leann (Joseph) DiBella. Caring grandfather of 12 and great-grandfather of three. Larry will also be dearly missed by many relatives and friends. Visitation Wednesday 2-8 p.m. Funeral service Thursday 11:00 a.m. Sawyer Fuller Funeral Home, 2125 12 Mile Rd., Berkley (2 blocks west of Woodward Ave.) Share your memories at www.sawyerfuller.com
WISNIEWSKI PAULINE April 25, 2015 of Dearborn Hts. Beloved wife of the late Joseph. Loving mother of Gary, Linda Cox, and Louise. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visitation Tuesday 1-9 p.m. from the L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, 7707 Middlebelt Rd. (at Ann Arbor Tr.). Rosary at 7 p.m. Instate Wednesday at 10 a.m. Our Lady of Grace Church, 23700 Joy Rd. (east of Telegraph Rd.) until 10:30 Mass. Share a "memorial tribute" with family at griffinfuneralhome.com.