BERESH MYER "MIKE" Beloved husband of the late Sylvia Beresh. Cherished father of Lorry (Jerry) Cooper, Ken (Suzy) Beresh and Arnie (Michele) Beresh. Loving grandfather of Bradley Cooper and Kimberly Cooper, Jason (Dana) Cooper, Jennifer (Jeffrey) Dudovitz, Steven Beresh and Matthew (Jennifer Jones) Beresh. Proud great grandfather of Carly, Cameron, Sofie, Jake, Noah, Josh, Lindsay, Eliza and Margot. Dear brother of the late Louis (the late Vivian) Beresh, the late Abraham (the late Francis) Beresh, the late Morris (the late Mickey) Beresh, Eleanor (the late Marty) Rafal. Dear brother in law of Jack Goldfarb and Morris (Joanne) Goldfarb. SERVICES 1:00 P.M. FRIDAY AFTERNOON AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL 248-569-0020. www.irakaufman.com.
BOWLES EVELYN MARIE Age 89 of Oxford. April 16, 2014. Loving wife of the late Richard. Dear mother of Craig (Diane), Keith (Diane), and Kevin. Cherished grandmother of Sarah (Matt), Kylie, Bradley, and Ryan. Great-grandmother of Emersyn. Evelyn loved golfing and was a member of the Oxford Women's Club. Visitation Saturday, April 19, 2014, 3:00-8:00 p.m. at the Modetz Funeral Home, 100 E. Silverbell Rd., Orion. Funeral service 11:00 a.m. Monday, April 21 with an in state time of 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Inurnment Ridgelawn Cemetery. Suggested memorials to Beaumont Hospice or the Oxford Women's Club. Online guestbook, www.modetzfuneralhomes.com.
CHAGNON GLENN age 60, of Washington, passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at his home. He was born May 17, 1953 in Bad Axe, the son of Rollin and Mildred (Cavanaugh) Chagnon. He graduated from Onaway High School in 1971. Glenn married his loving wife Maria Hrymaszewycz on September 4, 1982 in Southfield. He was a mechanical engineer for the automotive industry for over 45 years. Survived by his loving wife Maria and siblings Napoleon (Carlene) of Traverse City, Verdun (Jackie) of Bloomfield, Christopher (Nanette) of Onaway, Maire (Gerry) Hazelman of Onaway, LaVonne (Keith) Alexander of Oxford and Annette (Mark) Olsen of Arizona. Preceded in death by siblings Denis, Rollin Patrick, Emilie, Marlene and Vincent. Visitation will be held on May 3, 2014 from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. with a service to be held at 3 p.m. at Roth-Muir Funeral Home-Romeo. Guestbook at www.RothMuirFuneralHome.com
FEENSTRA FERNON P. Age 78. Passed away April 16, 2014 surrounded by his family after a long courageous fight with cancer. Fernon was born and raised in Grand Haven. He was a U.S. Navy, Korean War Veteran. He retired as the Head of the Culinary Arts Program at Schoolcraft College. Fernon was an active member in the Livonia community for many years. He is survived by his children, Jeni (Rich), Kelly (Cheryl), Leigh (Thomas), Tracy, Dan (Kathy), and Kristen (Dino); grandchildren, Arthur, Chelsea, Cory, Alyson, Karely, Nick, Andrew, Reid, and Grant; sister Eldonna; and brothers, Karvel, Norlon, and Larry. Visitation at the R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Home, 15451 Farmington Rd., Livonia, Friday 5-8 p.m. and Saturday from 1-8 p.m. In state at St. Aidan Catholic Church, 17500 Farmington Rd., Livonia, Tuesday from 11 a.m. until Funeral Mass at 11:30 a.m. Memorials may be directed to Kiwanis Club of Livonia Early Risers. Please see full obituary and share a memory of Fernon by signing his guestbook at www.rggrharris.com.
FLYNN JOHN C. suddenly, April 17, 2014, age 55 of Canton. Beloved husband of Cindy. Loving father of John D., and Heather (Jason) Moore. Cherished son of Bernard and the late Grace Flynn, and son-in-law of Dave and Amelia Chan. Dear brother of Carol (Mickey) McCarty. Loving uncle and brother-in-law of many. Funeral Service Saturday 11 a.m. at Vermeulen Funeral Home, 46401 W Ann Arbor Road (btwn Sheldon and Beck) Plymouth. Visitation Friday 2-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Huron Valley Humane Society. To share memories, please visit: vermeulenfuneralhome.com
HALLER, J.C. "JAKE" Age 91 of Howell, passed away at his home while surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, April 17, 2014. Born February 10, 1923 in Genoa Township, he was the son of George and Andrea (Nielsen) Haller. A lifelong area resident and 1940 graduate of Howell High School, Jake was also a proud WWII Army veteran. He was a retired service technician for Consumers Power, member of the First United Methodist Church in Howell, lifetime member of the Howell Elks Club and enjoyed bowling, golf and playing cards. Beloved husband of Sybil (Heeg) Haller whom he married in Howell on September 26, 1942. Loving father of Janet (Myrlen) Ivey-Geer of Howell, Sandra (Dennis) Aldrich of Redford, Connie (Dale) Borst of Brighton, and "daughter-in-love", Lisa Carden. Also survived by six grandchildren, Jill (George) Conkey, Jay (Angela) Ivey, Christine (Nathan) Hathaway, Kelly (Tom) Spangler, Stacy (Chris) Thurman, Heather Borst and 12 great-grandchildren. Jake was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Lawrence, Louise, Marie and Mae. Visitation Monday, 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. with Funeral Services Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at MacDonald's Funeral Home, Howell (517-546-2800). Memorial contributions are suggested to the First United Methodist Church in Howell or Residential Hospice. Please visit the family's online guestbook at: macdonaldsfuneralhome.com
HARLOW ARTHUR BROOKS JR., 79, passed away peacefully on April 15, 2014 in St. Augustine, FL. Born in Stamford, Connecticut on June 13, 1934, he resided at Glenmoor with his wife of 51 years, Miriam (Mimi) Baxter Harlow. Brooks was a graduate of the Fay School (Class of '49), the Groton School (Class of '53) and Trinity College (Class of '57). At Trinity, Brooks was a member of the Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity and Captain of the Squash team. Brooks arrived at Fay School in 1967 as its Administrative Assistant to the Headmaster and was appointed to the Headmaster role in 1969. He and Mimi presided over the school until 1988 when he retired. He is survived by his daughters, Alice Harlow Ronconi and Elizabeth Harlow Robinson, and a son, A. Brooks Harlow, III. Brooks was greatly loved by his six grandchildren. A Memorial Service celebrating his life will be held on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Glenmoor, St. Augustine, FL. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the A. Brooks Harlow, Jr. Scholarship Fund at Fay School, 48 Main Street, Southboro, MA 01772. Craig Funeral Home Crematory Memorial Park (www.craigfuneralhome.com) is in charge of arrangements.
HUFF HAROLD THOMAS passed away April 15, 2014 at the age of 85. He is survived by his children; Deborah Osentoski, Harold Huff, Karen (Wayne) Golden, Timothy (Christine) Huff. Also nine grandchildren; Lawrence, Jason (Jennifer), Curtis, Katie, Kathleen, Angela (Pete), Jennifer, Jonathon, Robert (Lisa) and thirteen great-grandchildren. Harold was preceded in death in by his wife, Gloria Ann (Mattis) Huff. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.
JOUPPI BONNIE Age 85 of Livonia. Cherished wife of the late Jack. Loving mother of Gary (Beth), Lorraine (Ken) Marx, Laura (Domenico) Gabrielli, and Larry (Cindy). Proud grandma of seven and gg of five. Also survived by many other loving family and friends. Visitation will be held at Fred Wood Funeral Home-Rice Chapel, 36100 Five Mile Rd., Livonia (E. of Levan), Friday 3-9 p.m. Funeral Saturday at the funeral home gathering 10 a.m., Service 11 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Celebration Lutheran Church, Livonia. Please visit online guestbook" fredwoodfuneralhome.com
MANICA SYLVIA D. Age 97, April 17, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Joseph. Loving mother of Joseph Manica , Marianna (Lynwood) Klaver, Michael (Linda) Manica and Barbara (Phillip) Wein. Cherished grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of 10. Dear sister of Virginia Sams and the late Tavi Gavrila. Visitation at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Road (between 14-15 Mile Rds.) Tuesday 3-7 p.m. Scripture Service, Tuesday 7 p.m. Funeral at St. Aidan's Church, 17500 Farmington Road, Livonia, Wednesday 9:30 a.m. Memorials appreciated to St. Aidan's Church or Immaculate Heart of Mary Retirement Fund. Obituary and condolences at lynchfuneraldirectors.com
PETTIBONE, HAROLD H. Age 92 of Hartland Township, passed away at his home while surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Born In Port Clinton, Ohio on December 13, 1921, he was the son of the late Clifford and the late Pearl (Kreager) Pettibone. Formerly of Fenton, Harold was a proud WWII Army veteran. He was a retired production manager in the aerospace industry, a Mason, member of the Knights of Columbus, Lions Club and Civil Air Patrol. Loving father of Robert (Carol) Pettibone of Bolivar, Missouri, Jerry (Rita) Pettibone of Ellendale, North Dakota and Gail (Mike) Liberty of Fenton. Grandfather of nine grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death on May 27, 2013 by the love of his life, Joanne Pettibone whom he had married in Fort Fairfield, Maine on November 7, 1960. He was also preceded in death by a very special grandson, Ryan Patrick Liberty and a sister, Norma Fowler. Harold was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church, 6481 Faussett Road, Howell where his memorial mass will be held Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Memorial contributions are suggested to the family for future designation. Please visit the family's online guestbook at macdonaldsfuneralhome.com
PULIZZI MARIA ANN (NEE BUSCEMI) April 14, 2014, Age 86. Beloved wife of the late Peter. Dear mother of Leonardo (Jean), Natale (Margaret), Josephine, and Maria (Tim) Moore. Proud grandmother of eight and ten great grandchildren. Dear sister of Jimmy and Angela. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Member of many Italian organizations. Visitation at the Sterling Heights chapel of Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 13650 E. Fifteen Mile Road (at Schoenherr) Sunday 4-9 p.m. and Monday 1-9 p.m. with evening Scripture Service 7 p.m. Memories shared at www.bcfh.com
SELTZER SEYMOUR "CY" Beloved husband of the late Elaine Seltzer. Cherished father of Michael (Jill) Seltzer, Lee Seltzer, and Robert (Mindy) Seltzer. Loving grandpa Cy of Adam (Betsy) Seltzer, Jake Seltzer, David Seltzer, Lesley (Mark) Sassin, and Dani Seltzer. Proud great-grandfather of Greyson Seltzer. Devoted son of the late William and the late Rose Seltzer. Dear brother of Muriel (Alex) Cowan and the late Lenore "Dolly" Alper Solomon. Brother-in- law of Iris (the late Richard) Fynke and the late Shirley Jane Kerner. GRAVESIDE SERVICES 12:30 P.M. SUNDAY AT BETH EL MEMORIAL PARK. ARRANGEMENTS BY THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020. www.irakaufman.com.
SHELLEY JUANITA "JEAN" April 16, 2014. Age 82. Beloved wife of the late Eugene. Dear mother of Linda J. Schmutzler and Donna J. Shelley. Loving grandmother of Paul R. Schmutzler, Jr. (Heidi). Great-grandmother of Vincent and Eva. Sister of Jesse Bartlett and the late Donna Zuehlke. Visitation Saturday 1 p.m. until time of Funeral Service 3 p.m. at the A. H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Avenue at Vernier Road, Grosse Pointe Woods. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Salvation Army. ahpeters.com
SIMON GARY R. April 16, 2014 of Garden City. Beloved father of Kirk Simon, David Simon, and Kristen Gephart (Don). Dear brother of Lynne Breen (Earl). Beloved Papa of Amanda, Gavin, and Ian. Loved son of the late William Simon and Virginia Christensen. Gary was a Sr. Draftsman-Detailer with GM and Cadillac for nearly 40 years. 1960 graduate of Garden City High School, longtime member and past president of the Garden City Kiwanis, member of SPEBSQSA Wayne Michigan Chapter. Founder of Fish Dial-A-Ride of Western Wayne County. Visitation will be Friday from 2-9 p.m. at the Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 34567 Michigan Ave. in Wayne. Funeral Services Saturday 10:00 a.m. at the Merriman Road Baptist Church, 2055 Merriman Rd. in Garden City. Memorial gifts to Garden City Kiwanis or Fish Dial-A-Ride appreciated. www.harryjwillfuneralhome.com
SIMON EDNA Beloved wife of the late Arthur Simon. Cherished mother of Phillip (Carol) Simon, Susan (Howard) Berkowitz and Sandi Simon. Loving grandmother of Joseph (Michelle) Simon, Martin Simon, Tony (Jessica) Simon, Aaron (Stephanie) Berkowitz, Lisa (Nick Suicu) Berkowitz and Simon Boza. Proud great-grandmother of Sam Simon, Mary Grace Simon, Chandler Simon, Arthur, Whitney and Henry Berkowitz. GRAVESIDE SERVICES 10:00 A.M. FRIDAY MORNING AT OAKVIEW CEMETERY. ARRANGEMENTS BY THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, INC. 248-569-0020. www.irakaufman.com
SOLOMON GLORIA MARION (NEE SAAD) Proud mother of 11 children, passed away April 14, 2014 at the age of 86. Loving wife of William B. Sr. (deceased) and mother to Anne, John (Deanna), Mary (Robert) Smyka, Adele, William B. Jr. (Frances), James (Pamela), Joseph (Victoria), Catherine (Thomas) Coughlin, Margaret (Bryan) Baines, and Patricia. Grandmother to 21 and great-grandmother to 11. She was predeceased by an infant daughter Elizabeth and her parents Adele and Sarguis (Sam) Saad. She also leaves behind four sisters, two brothers-in-law, a sister-in-law, and many nieces and nephews. A lifelong resident of the Detroit area, Gloria's beautiful voice enhanced many weddings over the years, with her Shubert's "Ave Maria" often moving people to tears. She was a 35 year member of the Our Lady Queen of Peace choir where she was also a longtime officer of the Tuesday Seniors. Gloria was a lifetime supporter of the IHM Sisters and many a new infant has been warmed by the blankets she crocheted as a volunteer for Pregnancy Aid. Her bright smile, infectious laugh, and sage advice will be sorely missed. Visitation is Monday, April 21 from 3 p.m.-9 p.m. at A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236, (313)884-5500. In state Tuesday, April 22, 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 22412 Overlake, St. Clair Shores, MI, 48080, (586)777-3670. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the IHM Retirement Fund, 610 W. Elm Ave., Monroe, MI 48162-7909 or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. ahpeters.com
STEVENS ROBERT "BOB" Funeral and Burial Services will be held April 26 at 1:00 p.m. in the Rose Chapel of the Roseland Park Cemetery, (12 Mile and Woodward) Berkley.
STRONG DR. TRUMAN A. Age 87, retired Dentist, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on April 16, 2014. Beloved husband of 60 years to Elizabeth. Devoted father of Linda (Dan) Silvasi, Mary Beth (John) Balardo, Dorothy (Rich) Sagante, Millie (John) Dahmer, John Strong, and Suan (Kent) Lassen. Cherished grandfather of 15. Loving brother of Barbara O'Brien and the late Dorothy Timmis. Family will receive friends Saturday 2-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary, at the Neely-Turowski Life Story Funeral Home, 30200 Five Mile (between Merriman and Middlebelt). A Funeral Mass will be held Monday 10:30 a.m. (in state 10 a.m.) at St. Valentine Catholic Church, 14841 Beech Daly Rd. (south of Five Mile). In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Capuchin Soup Kitchen or St. Vincent DePaul. To sign the guestbook and share memories, please visit www.TurowskiLifeStory.com.
SZYMANSKI MARY ELLEN, age 76 of White Lake, formerly of Detroit died April 16, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Richard Szymanski (d. 2002). Loving mother of Cheryl (Tom) Beste, Terri (Mark) Yanalunas and David (Barb) Szymanski. Also 10 grandchildren. Dear sister of Robert (Sue) Krawiec. Funeral Mass from St. Patrick Catholic Church 9086 Hutchins Rd. (At Union Lake Rd.) Tuesday 11 a.m. (In state 10 a.m.). Friends may visit Lynch & Sons Funeral Home 340 Pontiac Trail Walled Lake (3 blocks. S. of Maple Rd.) Monday 2-9 p.m. (Vigil Service 7 p.m.). Memorials to the American Liver Foundation appreciated. Condolences at www.LynchFAMILYFuneralDirectors.com