BOSSENBERGER ANN MARIE (NEE GILLIS) Age 85. May 23, 2015. Beloved wife of the late William P. Loving mother to Rachelle (Jeffrey) McFarland, Stephen (Cynthia) Bossenberger, Charles (Cheryl) Bossenberger, Joseph (Deborah) Bossenberger, Michael (Kathy) Bossenberger, Cathy (James) Spears and Lisa (Stephen) Gurin. Cherished grandmother to 27 and great-grandmother to four. Sister of Janet, Pauline, Frankie and Mary. She was predeceased by her son William F. Bossenberger, brothers, Cyril, William and Edward and her sisters, Shirley, Eileen and Mora. Visitation Wednesday 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at S. K. Schultz Funeral Home 21705 Gratiot at 8 ½ Mile in Eastpointe with a rosary at 7:00 p.m. In State Thursday 10:30 a.m. until time of Mass 11:00 a.m. at St. Basil Catholic Church, 22860 Schroeder in Eastpointe. Burial will take place at Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, MI. Please share a thought or memory at www.schultzfuneralhome.com
CHILDRESS WESLEY M. A resident of Shorter, Alabama, passed May 20, 2015. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. from Loving Peace Missionary Baptist Church, 1111 Peace Church Rd., Wetumpka, AL. Interment will follow in Bethel Grove Cemetery, with the McKenzie's Funeral Home Staff, directing. Wesley leaves to cherish his memory his devoted wife and partner, Elizabeth Childress; his mother, Effie Mae Childress; three sons, Darnell Marcus Lamar Fizer, Sr., George Ashley Bush Childress, and LeJon Okee (Oak Tree) Thompkin; three step children, Porshi Santye Hall, Norshi Tanye Hall and Cederick Charles Hall; 11 siblings, Denise (Robert Hill) Howard, Paulette (Ronald Shurney) Childress, Stanley (Dr. Rhonda Johnson) Childress, Sheilah (Bill) Johnson, Andre (Kimberly) Childress, Allen (Sherry) Childress, Lorae Childress, Willis (Sharon) Childress, Barry Childress, Terrence (Yvette) Childress, and Tracey (Fred) Wheeler; 11 grandchildren; two brothers-in-law, Willie J. Methum and Adoffas Toles; and a host of beloved nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends.
CHRISTIE GEORGE WALTER Of Brighton, formerly of Detroit. May 22, 2015. Beloved husband for 73 years of Hedwig "Hattie" Zywicki. Loving father of Georgieann (Frank) Wondolkowski, Robert (Cheryl) Christie, the late Mark (Susan) Christie, Maryann (Martin) Zatkoff, Michael (Patrice) Christie, and Patricia (Dennis) McElhone. Dearest grandfather of 18 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Walter (Olivia) Christy, Irene Mizgala, and Lucille Brazier. Preceded by a sister Virginia Sawicki. Mass of Christian burial Friday, May 29 at 11:30 a.m. from St. Patrick Catholic Church, Brighton. In state at church beginning at 10:30 a.m. Visitation on Thursday from 1-8 p.m., with Rosary at 7:00 p.m. at Keehn Funeral Home, 706 W. Main St., Brighton, (810-229-9871). Interment at Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly. www.keehnfuneralhome.com
DeMEYERE JOYCE Passed away May 22, 2015. She was the beloved wife of the late Julius; beloved mother of Janette, Julian (Lorraine), and Carol (John); beloved grandmother of Joel and Jared; daughter of the late Lloyd and Encie Parks; and sister of the late Doris (Maynard), Ione (Charles), Katherine (Norman), and Bernard (Denise). Please share a memory with the family at www.kaulfuneralhome.com.
EPPERSON VALMA BARRY BARR Age 89. Loving mother of Sandra, Stanton J. and Richard Barr, plus. Surviving sister to Margaret Ring. Great and grandmother to many, friend to all. Born Rockhampton Australia, August 6, 1925 to May 13, 2015. She worked in the service industry, loved animals and traveled the world. Very proud of her children. Always loved and will be missed.
EUGENIO DR. ROY A. Longtime Grosse Pointe resident, died peacefully Sunday, May 24, 2015, at home and surrounded by his loving family. Roy was a devoted father, husband, dentist, golfer and devout parishioner of our Lady Star of the Sea parish. He was born in Detroit on April 28, 1930, to Anthony and Zelinda Eugenio. In 1952 he married the love of his life, Lydia Nowak, graduated from the University of Detroit School of Dentistry in 1956, and then moved to San Antonio, Texas, where he served as captain in the Air Force for two years. He returned to the Detroit area to practice dentistry (45 years) and raised his family. Throughout his life he actively participated in his children's and grandchildren's sports, initially as a coach and treasurer and later as a fervent fan. He was fortunate to have many close friends, which he cherished, and with whom he enjoyed traveling, playing rounds of golf and weekly bridge games. He was an avid Wings, Lions, and Tigers fan. Roy is survived by Lydia, his wife of 62 years, his three siblings Roland (Peggy), Donald (Leona), and Linda Vrana (John), his five children; Donald (Elizabeth), Gary (Carol), Gale Merrill (Barry), Julie Ahee (Chris), Bryan (Celeste), eleven grandchildren; Nicholas, Kristin, Morgan, Katie (Mike), Kim (Mike), Maggie (Josh), Susan, Michael, Chelsea, Chloe, Connor, Christopher (Teresa), Lauren (Mark), and five great-grandchildren; Henry, Christopher, Mark, Emma and Hussein. Roy was the true definition of a father who loved his family, leading by example with strong character and traditional values of love, religion, and integrity. He will be deeply missed, yet the love and happiness he brought to this world will live on through his multi-generational family and all who knew him. Donations may be made to St. John's Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Visitation will be Tuesday 4-8 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Prayer Service at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Pkwy (16 Mile). Instate Wednesday 12:00 p.m. at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church 467 Fairford in Grosse Pointe Woods until 12:30 p.m. Mass. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guestbook" WujekCalcaterra.com.
JANOWSKI JOSEPH J. Age 96 of River Rouge, passed away May 21, 2015. Loving husband of the late Stella. Dear father of michael, Daniel (Ann), and Kathryn. Proud grandfather of Elizabeth and Sarah. Visitation Tuesday 6-9 p.m. at the Allen Park Chapel-Martenson Funeral Home, 10915 Allen Rd. Visit www.martenson.com
KULPA MICHAEL EDWARD May 23, 2015. Loving son of Michael and the late Deborah. Dearest brother of Jason and Kelly. Family will receive friends Thursday 1-8 p.m. at Stanley Turowski Funeral Home, 25509 West Warren, Dearborn Heights. Instate Friday 9:30 a.m. at St. Linus Church until time of Mass at 10:00 a.m. .Please share condolences at www.stanleyturowskifuneralhome.com
MARKEY FRANCIS J. Age 87, May 21, 2015. Dear husband of Marilyn (nee McQuillan). Beloved father of Francis (Chantal), John, Ann, and the late infant Ann Marie. Proud grandfather of Claire and Grace. Visitation Tuesday 2-9 p.m. with Rosary at 7 p.m. A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Ave. at Vernier Road, Grosse Pointe Woods. In state Wednesday 10:00 a.m. until time of Mass 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 467 Fairford Road, Grosse Pointe Woods. Donations to Judson Center, 4410 West 13 Mile Road, Royal Oak, MI 48073-6515. ahpeters.com
SIDDER RICHARD Beloved husband of Faye Sidder and the late Edith Sidder. Cherished father of Glenn (Sharon) Sidder, Laurie (Bruce VonHeine) Sidder, Connie (Bob Mohr) Sidder, and Gary (Francie Stenzeig) Sidder. Proud grandfather of David (Julie) Sidder, Jodi (Brett) Panter, Aaron Sidder, Daniel Sidder, and Jon Mohr. Also survived by Faye's children Ron (Cindy) Schnaar and Dan (Sara) Schnaar and their children Melissa (Kyle) Singleton, Steve (Stacey) Schnaar, Greg (Brianna) Schnaar, Allison (Chris) Rodgers, Elizabeth (Mike) Parent, Ashley Schnaar, and Hannah Schnaar. Also survived by 12 great-grandchildren and many loving nieces and nephews. SERVICES 12 NOON TUESDAY AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL 248-569-0020. INTERMENT CLOVER HILL PARK CEMETERY www.irakaufman.com
STANKEWITZ JOHN Age 50, passed away Saturday, May 23, 2015 at his home in Cheboygan, Michigan. Mass of the Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at St. Mary's/St. Charles Catholic Church in Cheboygan, with the family receiving friends from 10 a.m. until the time of mass. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Nordman-Christian Funeral Home in Cheboygan. A Prayer Service will be held at the funeral home at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday evening. John is survived by his wife, Liz; children, Emily Stankewitz of Grand Rapids, MI, Olivia Mollen, Jacob Stankewitz, Ethan Stankewitz, Onna Barney, Molly Stankewitz and Ella Pilon, all of Cheboygan, MI; mother Rosemary Stankewitz of Ocqueoc Lake, MI; siblings, David (Kate) Stankewitz of Seattle, Washington, Karen (Gary) Cox of Clawson MI, Joanne (Al) Montel of Ocqueoc Lake, MI, Paul (Diane) Stankewitz of Alma, MI; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Bishop Baraga Scholarship Fund. Online condolences may be made at www.stonefuneralhomeinc.com
WOLFF KATHRYN M. May 24, 2015 Age 60 Beloved wife of Paul. Loving mother of Adrienne. Dear sister of Douglas (Patricia) Renaud, Joanne (the late Jack) Ceci, Brian (Lisa) Renaud, her twin brother Kenneth (Linda) Renaud and the late Gary (Nancy) Renaud. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service honoring Kathryn will be planned in the future. Memorial Donations may be addressed to WDET Radio Station. Arrangements have been entrusted to Wasik Funeral Home, Inc. www.wasikfuneralhome.com