DAVIS KENNETH CLAY "KEN", passed away at Henry for Hospital following a three week infection. He is preceded in death by wife Diana, and both parents. Survived by sister Christine and husband Hanna Kandah; aunts Doris Davis and Jo Riddlebarger and cousins Beverly, Gary and Larry; children Julie and spouse, Brian (Wendy), and Jennifer. Also seven grandchildren survive him. Ken was cremated the following day with no viewing, all at the request of his children.
FOREMAN HAROLD, Beloved husband of Elena Foreman. Dear father of Carlos Bijman, Ari Bijman, Mario (Rachel) Bijman and Telma (Jonathan) Tobes. Devoted uncle of Fred (Jane) Foreman. Great-uncle of Jacqui Foreman. Loving grandfather of Josh, Alan, Mariette, Lorisse, Dafna and David. Dearest son of the late Albert and Bessie Foreman. Dear brother of the late Jay (the late Elaine) Foreman. Also remembered by many loving family members and friends. GRAVESIDE SERVICES TUESDAY 1:30 PM AT CLOVER HILL PARK CEMETERY BIRMINGHAM. ARRANGEMENTS BY THE DORFMAN CHAPEL FARMINGTON HILLS. 248-406-6000 or visit www.thedorfmanchapel.com
GRAHAM JEANNE (NEE COLOMBO), Passed away on Saturday, August 30, 2014, in New Bern, North Carolina, at age 89. She was born January 13, 1925, in Detroit, Michigan, to parents John R. Colombo and Clementine Oselette Colombo. She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Dr. George C. Graham; daughter Dr. Georgean Graham deBlois and son-in-law Dr. Mark deBlois of Midlothian, Virginia; daughter Dr. Christine Graham Bounous and son-in-law Dr. Phil Bounous of New Bern; son Darrell John Graham and daughter-in-law Monica Creighton of Wilmette, Illinois; as well as granddaughters Dr. Madeleine deBlois (Mugmon), Meredith deBlois, Charlotte Bounous Perdue and Maeve Graham; and grandsons Matthew Bounous, Jack Graham and Michael Graham. Jeanne was delighted to have great-grandsons Hudson Perdue and Owen deBlois Mugmon. Jeanne is also survived by her sister, Mrs. Geri Norman of Agoura Hills, California. Jeanne graduated seventh in her class from Denby High School in Detroit. Before her marriage, she worked as executive secretary to the president of Detroit Aluminum and Brass, an auto parts manufacturer. After marrying, she devoted her energy and talent to homemaking while bolstering her husband as he grew his optometric practice to what became the OptimEyes chain in southeast Michigan. She provided a loving foundation for her children as they pursued their educational interests and subsequent careers. Jeanne and George were residents of Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan, for 32 years. They moved to New Bern, North Carolina, in 2004, and were delighted to be near their daughter Chris's family and to live where the winters were mild, snow was rare and spring came early. Jeanne quickly made friends in her Vineyard Drive community, and she was an active member of the Unitarian Church and the Hearing Loss Society. She was an avid bridge player and enjoyed the many hours spent and friendships developed over the game. An active letter-writer, she maintained ties with family and friends across the United States. She appreciated the assistance of cousins Sharon Oselette and Dorianne Heslip as she researched family genealogy. Above all, she enjoyed time with family and was a devoted "Nana" and "Grandma." Jeanne was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2012 and dealt with her disease with dignity and remarkable grace that served as an example to all who knew her. Jeanne and her family thank Dr. Rick Gorman and his staff for the extraordinary care and compassion they provided. A service will be held September 20 at McCarthy Court in New Bern. She will be buried later in a private ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery as the wife of a member of the Army Air Corps during World War II. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to CCHC Foundation, Capital Humane Society, the Leader Dogs for the Blind or the charity of your choice. For those who wish to share words of comfort or leave a message for the family, an online guestbook is available at www.pollockbest.com. Arrangements are by Pollock-Best Funerals & Cremations
HAUSMANN MARJORIE ROBERTA (NEE McDONALD) of Berkley, Michigan; died August 28, 2014 at 96 years of age. She was born July 18, 1914 in Pickford Mi, in her family home, of parents William A. and Mary E. McDonald. Dear wife of the late Arnold Hausmann, she is lovingly survived by her daughter and son Claire Hausmann and Arnold Hausmann Jr. She was the proud owner of Be Lovely Beauty Shop in Sault St. Marie MI. She was a member of Peace Lutheran Church of Southfield, became a Stephen's minister, and member of the quilting group. Visitation 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 3, at 11:00 a.m. until the 11:00 a.m. funeral service at Sawyer-Fuller Funeral Home, 2125 12 Mile Rd., (2 Blks. West of Woodward) Berkley. Burial at White Chapel Cemetery. Share a memory at www.sawyerfuller.com
HOLINSKI HELEN August 28, 2014. Age 80 of Allen Park. Beloved wife of the late Leonard. Loving mother of Adam (Eva) Holinski, April (David) Talaga, Elizabeth (Mark) Merchberger and Maria (James) Dotson. Dear sister of the late Veronica Hibbler, the late Stella Castmore, the late Joseph Pinkowski, Chester Pinkowski and John Pinkowski. Dearest grandmother of Adam Jr., Greg, Derek, Ryan, Diane and Kayla. Helen was a proud graduate of Melvindale High School class of 1952. Helen will be deeply missed by family and friends. Visitation Tuesday, September 2, 2014 from 2-9 p.m. with a Rosary service at 7 p.m. at the Allen Park Chapel of Voran Funeral Home, 5900 Allen Rd. (313) 928-2300. In state Wednesday 9:30 a.m. with 10:00 a.m. Mass of the Resurrection to follow at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church, 6442 Pelham Rd., Taylor. Interment St. Hedwig Cemetery. Visit online guest book & share memories at www.voranfuneralhome.com.
PATRICK RICHARD F. Age 66 Beloved father of Mrs. Elisabeth (Ted) Dolby, Grandfather of Jenevieve and Sam Dolby, Dearest son of the late Henry and the late Patricia Patrick. Brother of Ms. Virginia Knack, Mrs. Colleen (Ray) Hering, Mrs. Denise (Len) Evans, Mr. John (Karen) Patrick, Mr. Kenneth (Elizabeth) Patrick, Mrs. Peggy (Lou) Magic and Mr. Mark (Robin) Patrick, Survived by 17 nieces and nephews Mr. Patrick was a Vietnam Veteran who proudly served his country from 1969-1972. Visitation will begin Wednesday September 3rd, at 9 a.m. followed by service held at 11a.m. at the E.J Mandziuk and Son Funeral Directors, 3801 18 mile, (N.W corner of Ryan) Sterling Heights. In Lieu of flowers family request donations to: Wounded Warriors Project P.O Box 758517 Topeka, KS 66675.
PIRON RAYMOND JOSEPH Age 79. Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on August 30, 2014. After 14 years, he has lost his battle with Huntington's Chorea Disease. He left behind a wife, Janet, three children, Raymond (Michelle), Ken, and Jennifer (Chris), and six grandchildren, Nathan, Rachael (Steve), Raymond Jr. (Sarah), Chase, Aaron, and Ashlyn. Ray proudly served in the U.S. Navy for two years. He loved telling stories to his grandchildren about his time in the Navy. He also loved talking about lighthouses. His favorite thing was to watch the birds play in the birdbath. Funeral Service Wednesday 11:00 a.m. at Thayer-Rock Funeral Home, 33603 Grand River Ave., Downtown Farmington (1 blk. W. of Farmington Rd.). Visitation Tuesday 2-8 p.m. Memorials suggested to Angela Hospice of Livonia or Mid Michigan Chapter of Huntington's Disease Society of America. www.thayer-rock.com
SCHWARTZ DONALD J., August 30, 2014, Age 75 of Canton. Beloved husband of Linda for 45 years. Dear father of Donald, Peggy (Geoff) Stoner and Erik (Toni). Dearest grandfather of Donald, Jennifer, Erin, Tyler, Camryn and Lukas, and great-grandfather of Donovan and Julian. Loving brother of Carl (Celeste). Funeral Wednesday 12 Noon at Vermeulen-Sajewski Funeral Home, 46401 W Ann Arbor Rd. (btwn Sheldon & Beck) Plymouth. Visitation Tuesday 4-8 p.m.. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. To share a memory, please visit vermeulenfuneralhome.com.
SCOTT THOMAS ARTHUR Age 88, of St. Clair Shores, passed away at home on August 30, 2014, having resided there since 1956. He was born on August 18, 1926 in Bedford, Indiana and spent his childhood in several places throughout Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio. A veteran of World War II in the Pacific, he returned to the states and graduated from Hanover College in 1951. It was there that he met his wife, Marjorie Ann (Soelch) and they were married in 1950. He enjoyed a successful career as a manufacturer's representative, first in South Bend, IN and then in Detroit. In addition, he was a partner, and then principal owner, of an automotive wire and cable manufacturing business that remains in the family. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie; and four children, Stephen (Ellen) of New Albany, IN, Brian of Statesville, North Carolina, Melissa, and Timothy (Marianne), both of St. Clair Shores. In addition, there are eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren to carry on his legacy. Away from family and work, his greatest love was the Detroit Red Wings. Having become a season ticket holder upon his move to the area, he was honored by the team on more than one occasion for his longevity and loyalty to the organization. He was also a long-time supporter of both the Tigers and the Lions. A love of live theater was also an important part of the life that he and Marjorie shared. These activities were shared with the children along with many nice vacations in the U.S. and Canada. Part-time residences in Kingsville, Ontario and Sanibel, Florida brought years of enjoyment as well as a number of long-term friendships that remain today. He was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity and a Mason. He was a member and Elder of Lake Shore Presbyterian Church in St. Clair Shores. He was elected to the Board of Trustees of Hanover College and honored as a Trustee Emeritus at the end of his service to the college. He also served on the Alumni Association board and was President from 1978-1979. Services will be private and at the convenience of the family. His remains will be interred at Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, MI. Memorial remembrances can be made to The Gift of Reading program through the Detroit Free Press.
SIEGEL GARY "HOWARD" Dearest brother of Elliot Siegel and the late Donald Siegel. Devoted uncle of Aaron Siegel. Many loving nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, family members and friends. GRAVESIDE SERVICES TUESDAY 10:00 A.M. AT CLOVER HILL PARK CEMETERY BIRMINGHAM. ARRANGEMENTS BY THE DORFMAN CHAPEL FARMINGTON HILLS or visit www.thedorfmanchapel.com
SOLOMON CARMEN G. August 29, 2014. Age 78.Beloved husband of Judith (nee Heiermann). Dearest father of Sheri Bolda, Lori (Scott) Leighton, Richard (Judy) Solomon, Debra (Jeff) Emery, Stacey Solomon and Desiree (Frank Graney) Davis. Loving grandfather of Aric, Caitlyn and John. Dear brother of Guy Ronald Solomon. Visitation Monday 3-9 p.m. and Tuesday 3-9 p.m. Scripture Service Tuesday 7:00 p.m. Funeral Wednesday 10:00 a.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. (Shelby Twp.) 54880 Van Dyke at 25 Mile Road. Interment White Chapel Cemetery. Memorials to American Cancer Society appreciated. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guestbook" at WujekCalcaterra.com.
TOPPA ARTHUR J., SR. Age 87, of Oscoda, Michigan and formerly of Redford, MI. Died on August 29, 2014. World War II veteran and former Detroit Diesel Allison GM supervisor. Beloved husband of Anna Toppa, loving father of Carole (Joe) Davio, Arthur (Tracey) Toppa, Jr. Julie (Randy) Patterson, Mary Ann (Bob) Huddas, James Toppa, dear grandfather of 10 and great-grandfather of three. Predeceased by grandson Derek Toppa. Memorial mass will be held on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oscoda, MI. Memorial contributions may be directed to the church building fund and you may offer condolences at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com