ABBOTT JUDITH I. Of Troy. Age 76. Passed away on November 24, 2015. Preceded by her husband Howard Abbott, father Charles F. McCallister, mother Florence McCallister. Loving mother of four, Suzanne (William) Waggoner, Steven Krause, Laura Keller and Paul Krause. Dearest grandmother to Carynne Krause, Derek Krause, and Christine Camden, great-grandmother to Claire Corts. A memorial contribution can be made to Paws For Life, 318 John R. Rd. No 244, Troy, Michigan 48083, email@example.com or pawforliferescue.org.
ANDERSENDENNIS LEE "DEN" 71, of Lake Orion, died November 23, 2015. He was born in Kansas City, MO on December 5, 1943. Dennis had a career working for Rochester Community Schools and served in the United States Air Force as an interpreter for four years during the 1960s. He is survived by his siblings, Keith Andersen; Cathie Wells; and special friend, Elizabeth Hurst. Memorial gathering will be from 3-7 p.m. with a Memorial Service at 7 p.m., Friday, November 27, 2015, at Pixley Funeral Home, 322 W. University Drive in downtown Rochester. www.pixleyfuneral.com
BEURMANN BARBARA ANN Age 72, a long time resident of Howell, Michigan, passed away on November 21, 2015 after a long battle with cancer. She is predeceased by her husband, Miller. They were a loving couple who enjoyed auto racing and were members of the Jaguar Club of Michigan. Barbara worked as a sales representative for Tab Products for many years, and the Beurmann's were well known for their affiliation with operating furniture stores in the Howell area. Funeral Arrangements are pending.
BRANNIGAN JOHN PATRICK "MIKE" passed away peacefully, accompanied by prayer, November 22, 2015. He is preceded in death by his wife Mary Jean (nee Carzon). Loving father of Janet (Andrew) Croggon of London, England, Michael (Carol) of Austin, Texas, and Kathleen (Alan) Ingrody. Beloved grandfather of Laura (Ryan) Ferguson, Eric Brannigan, Kevin and Matthew Ingrody. Dearest brother of the late James and Mary. Uncle to many nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews. Family will receive friends on Friday from 2-9p.m. with a Rosary at 7p.m. at Neely-Turowski Funeral Home, 30200 Five Mile (Between Middlebelt and Merriman). A Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Genevieve-St Maurice Parish, 29015 Jamison, Livonia (east of Middlebelt) on Saturday, 11a.m. (in state at 10:15). In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to Veterans Haven Inc, 4924 S Wayne Rd, Wayne, MI 48184 or the Fr Solanus Center . To share a favorite memory and/or photo of John's and to sign the online guestbook, please visit www.turowskilifestory.com
BULGER CATHY November 24, 2015. Age 59 of Taylor. Beloved wife of James. Loving daughter of Rick and Irene Schultz. Loving sister of Debbie (Ron DesParois) Schultz, Ricky Schultz, Laura (Glen) Schweim, Rosie (Mark) Duncan, Janet (Chris) Binsfeld and Andrew Schultz. Dear sister-in-law of Paul (Rosie), Thomas (Sindy Burchfield), Mary, the late Mike, the late Robert and the late Doug Croft. Dearest aunt and great-aunt of many nieces and nephews. Cathy will be deeply missed by family, friends and her canine companion Ripley. Visitation Saturday, November 28, 2015 from 3- 8 p.m. and Sunday from 1-8 p.m. at the Allen Park Chapel of Voran Funeral Home, 5900 Allen Rd. (313) 928-2300. In state Monday 10:30 a.m. with an 11:00 a.m. Mass of the Resurrection to follow at St. Sebastian Catholic Church, 3965 Merrick Avenue, Dearborn Heights. Donations may be made to Karmanos Cancer Institute. Visit our online guestbook and share memories at www.voranfuneralhome.com
RAMM-DAVISONMARY ELIZABETH (NEE GROBOSKY) of Tampa, Florida, October 17, 2015, Age 59. Beloved wife of Daniel Davison. Loving mother of Christopher Ramm. Survived by her parents Jerry and Mary Jeanne Grobosky. Sister of Catherine Rabahy (David), Mark Grobosky (Susan), and Anne Morgan. Along with dear nieces, nephews, and friends. Funeral – St. Michael the Archangel Church, 11441 Hubbard at Plymouth Rd, Livonia, Michigan Saturday, November 28, 2015. In state 9:30 a.m. Mass 10 a.m. Share a memory at www.HollowayFuneralHomeFL.com. Memorial donations may be made to: A.A., or Ladywood High School.
DENAWETZ FRAN TOMPKINS 71, an Old Mission resident formerly of West Bloomfield, died on Tuesday, November 23, 2015. Fran was born March 30, 1944 in Traverse City to the late Seth and Rebecca Tompkins. She married Dan Denawetz on December 14, 1963 at Central United Methodist Church in Traverse City. She was a member of the First Congregational Church and Old Mission Women's Club. She graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor's degree in Communication. Fran was a die-hard Spartan and enjoyed playing cards, especially bridge and pinochle. Fran was a servant leader and a West Bloomfield School Board member for nearly 20 years. She was an avid tennis player. Fran was a loving and devoted wife, mother, and Granny. Fran and Dan loved to travel the world and had a zest for life. Spending time with her family was her greatest joy. She will truly be missed by all who knew her. Fran is survived by her loving husband of 52 years, Dan, two sons and two daughters; Seth (Kelly) Denawetz, Sara (Rob) Ward, Joey Denawetz, and Mary Denawetz, five grandchildren; Ryan and Sydney Denawetz, Jake, Hazel, and Justin Ward. Also surviving are two sisters; Murrie Gibson and Linda Ligon. Friends are welcome to visit with Fran's family on Friday, November 27, 2015 from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, 305 Sixth Street, Traverse City, MI 49684. A funeral service honoring Fran will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 28, 2015 at First Congregational Church, 6105 Center Road, Traverse City, MI 49686. Pastor Chad Oyer will officiate. Burial will be at Ogdensburg Cemetery following the service. A party for Fran will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 6, 2015 at Santia Hall, 1985 Cass Lake Road, Keego Harbor, MI 48320. Please wear Michigan State attire or colors. Donations may be directed to the Old Mission Historical Society Tree Fund or the West Bloomfield Education Foundation (WBEF). Please feel free to share your thoughts and memories with Fran's family at www.reynolds-jonkhoff.com. The family is being cared for by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home.
FEINBERG RHODA Beloved daughter of the late Max and the late Gladys Baskin and the late Milton Engel. Cherished mother of Michele Seltzer, Jamie Huff and David (Felicia) Feinberg. Loving grand-mother of Stacey and Danny Seltzer, Chelsea Huff, and Ella and Sofia Feinberg. Dear sister of Henry Baskin and Carolle Baskin. Also survived by her loving Aunt Mitzi and many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. SERVICES 10:00 A.M. FRIDAY AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL. 248-569-0020. INTERMENT AT ADAT SHALOM MEMORIAL PARK. www.irakaufman.com
FOLEY DOROTHEA A. Age 88 November 23, 2015. Beloved Daughter of the late Maurice J. and Margaret. Dear sister of the late Maurice Jr., Daniel, Dayton, Helen Taylor, Jack, Karl, Donald, Harold, William and Margaret. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visitation Saturday 9:00 a.m. followed by the 11:30 a.m. Funeral Service at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 N. Inkster Rd., Garden City (Between Ford Rd. and Cherry Hill). www.santeiufuneralhome.com
GIRARDOT LOIS A., age 84 November 22, 2015. Beloved wife of the late Edward. Dear mother of Edward (Lisa) Girardot, Julie (Brian) Fitzpatrick, Claire (Pete) Baenen, Anne (Marc) Vachon, John Girardot, the late Timothy Girardot and the late Jane Girardot Austin. Cherished grandmother of 16 and great-grandmother of 1. Visitation at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Road (between 14-15 Mile Rds.) Friday 3-8 p.m. with prayers and remembrances at 7 p.m.. Funeral Mass at St. Regis Church, 3695 Lincoln at Lahser, Bloomfield Hills, Saturday 11a.m. Friends may visit at church beginning at 10:30 a.m. Memorials appreciated to the Timmy Vachon Foundation, 1916 Knoll Court, Troy, MI 48098 Obituary and condolences at lynchfuneraldirectors.com
HAAS CATHERINE E. Age 79 November 24, 2015. Beloved wife of Ronald Haas. Loving mother of Susan (Tom) Murray and Carol (John) Reilly. Cherished grandmother of Annalisa, Michael, Marissa, Mark, David, and Jackie. Dear sister of Barbara (the late Bob) McDonald and Norma (George) Siegfried. Funeral Service at Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 1800 W. Maple Road, Birmingham, Saturday 10a.m. Friends may visit at church Friday 4-8p.m. and Saturday beginning at 9:30a.m. Memorials appreciated to Cornerstone Schools or Lutheran Church of the Redeemer. Obituary and condolences at lynchfuneraldirectors.com
HILLEBRAND JOSEPH WILLIAM SR., age 93, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, Tuesday, November 24, 2015. Born on March 7, 1922 in Detroit, MI. Joseph was a proud WWII veteran of the Army Air Corps. He was a successful system engineer for Ford Motor Company for 30 years and was a passionate aviator who served as president of EAA Chapter 113 and personally built three aircrafts. Predeceased by his loving wife of 60 years, Edith. Joseph is survived by his five children, Edwin, Jolyn, Paul, Patricia and Joseph. He was the proud Grandfather to six and Great-Grandfather to five. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. A memorial service will be held in summer of 2016. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of the Valley (1510 E. Flower St. Phoenix, AZ 85014-5656) or the EAA Chapter 113 in Canton, MI (http://www.113.eaachapter.org/apps/donations/)
KALKA DOLORES J. Age 83 – died November 23, 2015 – Beloved wife of the late Ernie. Dear mother of Tom (Pam), and the late Curtis. Loving grandmother of Theresa (Jeff), Christel (Pete), Melanie (Gilroy), and great-grandmother of Jacob, Gabriel and Rozenda. Sister of Mary (Al) Pasko, and the late Penny DeGrace. Visitation Sunday 5-9p.m., with a 7p.m. Rosary Service, at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 ½ Mile Rd) in Warren. In State Monday 9:30 a.m. until time of the Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Mary, Our Lady Queen of Families Catholic Church – St. Clement Site in Center Line. Memorial donations welcomed to the American Heart Association. Please share memories at www.Temrowski.com
LENTINE SAM "SALVATORE" Age 88 November 25, 2015. Beloved husband of Stephanie (nee Rubino) for 62 years. Loving father of Roseanne (Ray) Macksoud, Ida Marie (Ted) Tedesco, Joseph (Catherine), Anthony (Josephine) and Stephanie (Dave) Scheper. Dearest grandfather of 18 and great-grandfather of 16 with two more great-grandchildren on their way. Sam was predeceased by two brothers; Albert and Tom Lentine and one sister; Madeleine Vocino. Sam loved his family and loved being in business. He was the Founder and Co-owner of Le Com Utility Construction and Golden Dental Plans Insurance. Donations preferred to the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist, Ann Arbor, MI. Visitation Saturday 3-9 p.m. and Sunday 2-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary at Wujek-Calcaterra & Son, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr Rd. at Metro Pkwy (16 Mile Rd.) Funeral Monday In state 9:30 a.m. at St. Thecla, 20740 S. Nunneley Rd. (S. of Metro Pkwy and E. of Groesbeck) until time of Mass at 10 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guestbook" at WujekCalcaterra.com
MAJESKI MARJORIE G. September 10, 1932~ November 23, 2015. Beloved mother of Paul (Sharon) Majeski, Susan (David) Bennefield, Diane McCormick, and Margie (Dan) Spencer. Loving grandmother of Jessica Majeski, David Jr. (Ruth) Bennefield, Phillip (Theresa) Walsh, Carolyn (Adam) Kendall, Neil (Katie) Majeski, Lauren (Scott) Kleman, Jill Bennefield, Rebekah (Kyle) Mattson, Stephen Spencer, Sarah Spencer, Shane McCormick, and Parker McCormick. Dear great grandmother of eight. Survived by her sisters Beatrice Harju, Kathy Lukas, and Barbara DesLaurier. Visitation will be held on Friday at the Sterling Heights Chapel of E. J. Mandziuk and Son Funeral Directors, (18 Mile and Ryan) from 3-9 p.m. The Funeral Service conducted by Pastor Dan Casey will be held on Saturday at Community Christian Church, 42400 Ryan Rd., Sterling Heights, MI, in state at 10:30 a.m. and service at 11 a.m. Interment at Aura Cemetery. Please share memories at mandziukfuneralhome.com.
MALPELI LYNNE C. Age of Naples, Florida died Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at her residence. She had been a resident of Naples for over 40 years, also calling Charlevoix, MI and Big Sky, MT home. Lynne was born October 8, 1930 in Detroit, Michigan a daughter of the late Maurice R. and Marie J. (Martinek) Ford. She was an avid boater who enjoyed water skiing as well as snow skiing. She also loved needlepoint. Mrs. Malpeli was a member of Audubon Country Club in Naples, FL, Bloomfield Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Hills, MI and River Hills Country Club in Lake Wylie, SC. Survivors include her children, John Malpeli III, Faith Malpeli, Marc Malpeli, Camille Malpeli and Hope Vickers; grandchildren, Heidi, Molly, Jeffrey, Kali, Anna, John, Lauren and Hunter; great granddaughter, Emilia; brother, Roger Ford; and sisters, Donna Newmeyer and Andrea Kennedy. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John C. Malpel Jr. in 2009. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 625 111th Ave. No., Naples, FL 34108. She will be laid to rest at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Southfield, MI. Online condolences may be offered by visiting www.ShikanyFuneralHome.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Lynne's name may be made to Vitas Hospice, 4980 Tamiami Trial N. #102, Naples, FL 34103.
NAGEL ARLENE V., died November 24, 2015 at Arden Court, Sterling Heights. Beloved wife of the late Don A. Nagel. Dearest mother of the late Pamela Jankiewicz and Kristin (Neil) Williams. Proud and loving grandmother of Leigh (Glenn) Jankiewicz Marden, Joshua (Crystal Mielcarek), Jamie, Lea (Andy) Thompson, and Ean Williams and great-granddaughter Pammy Marden. Dearest daughter of Kenneth and the late Edith Boerner. Dear sister of Keith (Kathy) Boerner. Visitation Friday 2:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at the A. H. Peters Funeral Home, 32000 Schoenherr (at Masonic), Warren. In state Saturday 9:00 a.m. with a funeral service at 10:00 a.m., St Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, 375 Lothrop Road, Grosse Pointe Farms. ahpeters.com
NEWELL DOUGLAS PURSELL November 24, 2015. Age 88 of Northville. Beloved husband of the late Mary Elaine and the late Doreen. Loving father of Victoria (Keith) Newell-Simon, Patricia (Jeffrey Satterfield) Newell, and the late Lisa Mary Newell. Cherished grandfather of Mac Brydum and Grant Simon. Funeral Sunday, 3:30 p.m. at the L.J. Griffin Funeral Home-Northrop-Sassaman Chapel, 19091 Northville Road (at 7 Mile Road). Family will receive visitors Saturday, 2-6 p.m. and Sunday 2:30-3:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Goodfellows Fund of Detroit, P.O. Box 44444, Detroit, MI 48244 or Alzheimers Association would be appreciated. Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at www.griffinfuneralhome.com.
PREMO GLORIA J. November 24, 2015. Age 73. Beloved wife of Michael. Loving mother of Diana (James) Darmis, the late Bonnie Thomas, Michelle (Tom) Thomas, Maureen (Norma) Cron, and Colleen (Jason) Oleksinski. Cherished grandmother of 6, and great-grandmother of eight. Visitation 2-8 p.m. Friday at Chas. Verheyden, Inc., 16300 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe Park. Funeral Saturday at St. Clare of Montefalco Catholic Church, 1401 Whittier, Grosse Pointe Park; Instate 10 a.m. until time of Mass at 10:30 a.m.. Light a candle and share a memory at www.verheyden.org
QUINTING BARBARA ADELHEID (RATHKE) February 14, 1923-November 21, 2015; of Clawson, Michigan, U.S.A. Memorial service will be held at a date and place to be announced. Donations in Dr. Quinting's name may be made by mail or on-line to Hospice of Michigan (www.hom.org), 989 Spaulding SE, Ada, MI 49301 or Michigan Humane Society, michiganhumane.org, 30300 Telegraph Road , Suite 220 , Bingham Farms, MI 48025 Please sign Barbara's online guest book at www.cremationmichigan.com
ROSS, ROBERT P. "ROB"of Brighton, Michigan I have fought the good fight. I have finished the course. I have kept the faith. 2Timothy 4:7
SHEKELL, RICHARD PAULAge 76 of Brighton passed away November 24, 2015. He was born on November 18, 1939 in Detroit a son of Percy and Agnes (Schneider) Shekell. On June 30, 1976 he married Toni Kay Gottsleben in Lake Tahoe, NV moving to Brighton in 1954. Richard was a member of the Elks, and American Legion, Moose Club in Palmetto, FL. He enjoyed collecting antiques, gardening, painting, dancing, and roller skating. Prior to his retirement in 2006, he had been employed by Brighton Area Schools as a custodian. Surviving is his wife, Toni; daughter Stacy (Erick) Nickerson and step son Sean (Christina Beckman-Holmes) Holmes; five grandchildren: Evan Gilroy, Nathan Holmes, Logan Holmes, Olivia Holmes, and Dylan Nickerson; also 4 brothers and 5 sisters, as well as several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held on Saturday, November 28, 2015 from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. and Sunday, November 29 from 12:00 – 6:00 P.M. at the Keehn Funeral Home, Brighton. Funeral Service will be held on Monday, November 30, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. also at the funeral home. Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Joseph Mercy Hospice with envelopes available at the funeral home. Please visit Richard's Book of Memories at www.keehnfuneralhome.com
SHIRLEY LUCILLE FLORENCE (STEWARD) November 1, 1919 After leading a long and adventurous life full of love, laughter, creative pursuits and selfless contribution, passed away peacefully on November 23, 2015. Lucille was born on the Steward family farm on November 1, 1919, which was homesteaded in the 1860s near Brownsdale, Minnesota. She was preceded in death by her parents Charles and Gladys Steward and two brothers, Maurice and James. After graduating from Austin High School in 1937, she attended Winona Teacher's College and became an elementary teacher in Trimont, Minnesota, where she met her future husband, Leo Casey Shirley. They raised their family in Dearborn, Michigan, where they lived for 51 years. After retirement they enjoyed their cottage on Long Lake where they could spend time with their family who all lived in Traverse City. Her greatest joys were her marriage of 64 years to Leo who passed away in 2005, and her three children Michael James Shirley (Alice) of Traverse City, Maureen Ann Mitchell (Dennis) of Englewood, Florida, and Mary Lu Shirley of Traverse City. She had four grandchildren: Patrick (Lee) Shirley of Traverse City, James (Natalie) Shirley of Traverse City, Tracy Mitchell of Ft. Wayne, Indiana, and Ken Mitchell of Virginia Beach, Virginia, and seven great-grandchildren. Many of her passions included working in the community, school, and church. She was a relentless volunteer involved in such activities as Girl Scouts, Methodist Church, American Field Service, and Parent Teacher Organizations. Lucille also was a docent at the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village in Dearborn, MI for 19 years. She truly loved and enjoyed sharing the history of our nation with others. Lucille was an avid golfer taking up the sport in her 50's. She loved traveling, reading, knitting, and her rose garden. Lucille and Leo enjoyed their golden years traveling throughout the United States in their RV. During the winters they eventually settled in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. Lucille's love of life, humor, generosity, laughter and huge heart are some of the qualities that will always be remembered. The Shirley family would like to extend a special thank you to the Bay Ridge Healthcare Facility and Hospice of Michigan for the kind and compassionate care they provided Lucille. Additionally, a special thanks is extended to Mandy Roundtree for her loving companionship to Lucille every evening. A memorial service will be scheduled next spring at the Central United Methodist Church in Traverse City. Please come with a smile on your face and love in your heart to celebrate with us Lucille's presence in our lives. After the service, a private burial service will be held with family members at the Garden of the Last Supper in the Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Alzheimer's Association or the charity of one's choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Covell Funeral Home of Traverse City.
SAMSVIRGINIA "GINNY" 97 years, passed away Wednesday November 25, 2015. Virginia and beloved husband, Peter Sams, were former owners of the River Rouge Hotel and Bar. Family will receive friends Sunday from 2-7 p.m. at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward (btwn. 13-14 Mile). Funeral Mass Monday 10:00 a.m. at Holy Name Catholic Church, 630 Harmon (at Woodland), Birmingham. Visitation begins at the church at 9:30 a.m. Burial at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. View obituary and share memories at ajdesmond.com.
SMITH SHIRLEY GAIL November 24, 2015. Age 78 of Canton. Beloved wife of Dudley N. Dear mother of Debra (Lantz) Wagner and David (Kathleen). Cherished grandmother of Jacob, Andrea (Curtis), Richard, Justin and Aaron. Sister of Ruth (Jim) Simpson and Jerry (Angela) Wideman. Resting at the L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, 42600 Ford Rd. (W. of Lilley Rd.) Sunday 2 p.m. until time of service at 3 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Greater Michigan Chapter, 25200 Telegraph Rd., Suite 100, Southfield, MI 48033-7443. Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at griffinfuneralhome.com.
SPARKS RALPH M., Beloved husband of the late Diana. Loving Father of Randall (Linda) Sparks, Cheryl (Kevin) Beatty, Gregory (Yvette) Sparks and Susan (Angelo) Taormina. Devoted Grandfather of Ryan, Robbie, Bobby, Kristen, Erika, Matt, Christopher, Amber and Summer. Great-grandfather of Bryson, Logan, Cali, Cole, Mia, Audrey, and Mac. Funeral Service 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 30, 2015 at Thayer-Rock Funeral Home, 33603 Grand River Ave., Farmington, MI (one block. W. of Farmington Rd.). Visitation Sunday, Nov. 29, 3-9 p.m. with Time of Remembrance at 5 p.m. Memorial Tributes may be made to McLaren Hospice, 1515 Cal Dr., Davison, MI 48423 or the Swedish Club of Michigan, 22398 Ruth St., Farmington Hills, MI 48336. www.thayer-rock.com
SZTRAKA FERENCNE (nee SUMAKKER, VIKTORIA) Age 93. Passed into eternity on November 25, 2015 in Budapest, Hungary. Predeceased by her husband, Ferenc Sztraka. Survived by her daughters, Ottilia (Gabor) Sztraka-Richly and Judit (Frank) Wittbrodt. Grandmother of Gabor (Eva) and Norbert. Great-grandmother of Balint, Margareta and Katinka. Born on July 3, 1922, she devoted her life to her family and her Catholic faith. She survived the Communist occupation of Eastern Europe. Funeral Mass and burial will take place in Budakeszi, Hungary. Memorial donations can be made online to www.carmelitemonks.org
TAKACS KAREN M., November 25, 2015. Dear mother of Paul Burkett (Emily) and Erin Burkett. Loving grandmother of Kate and Anna. Sister of Ed Takacs, Kathy Clark, Marsha Richter, Nora Case and Sherryl Faltum. Family will receive friends Friday (today) 2 p.m. until funeral service 5 p.m. at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward (between 13-14 Mile), 248-549-0500. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes to Wayne State University Law School, Holy Rosary Church or Song & Spirit Instituteof Peace. For contributions see obituary on web site below. View obituary and share memories at AJDesmond.com
TERRIEN MARK KENNETHApril 7, 1949 to November 22, 2015 Mark Terrien passed away peacefully at Lapeer Hospital. He was born mentally handicapped. With the support of a loving and dedicated family, he overcame his disability to live a full and wonderful life. His life is a testament to the love of his mother Eileen and his father Robert. He was a kind and loving son, brother, uncle and friend to all who knew him. His wonderful sense of humor was always on display. He was preceded in death by his Father Robert Terrien, Mother Eileen Terrien Sullivan and Step-Father Arnold Sullivan. He is survived by his three sisters, Barbara Chelton, Lorraine Aitken, Linda Durst, their spouses and many nieces and nephews. He worked as a dishwasher at the Holiday Inn Hotel for more than 25 years and then at Marshall Fields for 10 years before retiring. He was famous in the family for his love of his collection of model cars and books as well as his favorite TV shows – Gilligan's Island, I Love Lucy, and The Andy Griffith Show. He knew every episode and could practically repeat the dialog. He loved being with his best buddy, his dad Robert, and riding around Berkley with him on the back of a motorcycle before Robert's death. Those who knew and loved Mark know that upon his death he was on the express elevator to Heaven to be with Eileen, Robert and Arnold. Viewing will be on Friday, November 27 from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with prayer service at 7:00 p.m. at the Sawyer-Fuller Funeral Home 2125 Twelve Mile Rd, Berkley, Michigan. There will be a memorial Mass celebrated at Our Lady of LaSalette Catholic Church, 2600 Harvard Rd. (at Coolidge Hwy), Berkley, Michigan. The Mass will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. and will be preceded by a viewing at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be at Roseland Park Cemetery in Berkley immediately following the Mass. Share your memories at www.sawyerfuller.com
THAL ILEANE Beloved wife of 62 years of Bruce Thal; cherished mother of Denise (David Scobey) Thal, Robert Thal, and Susan (Edward L. Siebert) Thal; loving grandma of Jacob Scobey-Thal, Raphael, and Isaac Scobey-Thal, and Samantha, Jesse, and Lena Siebert; devoted daughter of the late Evelyn and the late Dr. Samuel Levine; proud sister of Dr. Stephen D. (Jackie) Levine and Janet (Al) Mellman; dear sister-in-law of Dorothy Thal (the late Richard Thal) and Eleanor Wolf (widow of the late Donald Thal) and Eleanor's husband William Wolf. SERVICES 12 NOON FRIDAY AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL. 248-569-0020. INTERMENT AT CLOVER HILL PARK CEMETERY. www.irakaufman.com
THORBURN KENNETH EDWARD "BUD" – of Davison, age 95, passed away November 23, 2015 at American House - Grand Blanc. A Funeral Service will be held 12 p.m. Monday, November 30, 2015 at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Rd., Davison; Chaplain Goodman Cox officiating. Burial with Military Honors will be in Great Lakes National Cemetery. Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday and one hour prior to the service on Monday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Medical Team Hospice, 4400 S. Saginaw St., Ste. 1300A, Flint, MI 48507. He married JoAnn Prokopy on January 22, 1949 and she preceded him in death in 2004. Bud is survived by his children, Cheryl Cameron, Jim (Karen) Thorburn, Jill (John) Fournier and Marci (Don) Prater; 15 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Please share your thoughts with the family at www.allenfuneralhomeinc.com
VINCENTI IOLANDA C. Age 102, died November 23, 2015 at St John Moross Hospital, Detroit. Iolanda's legacy of determination, tenacity and generosity will live on in the lives and contributions from her family, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Beloved wife of the late Paolo. Dearest mother of Teresa (Vittorino) Taranta. Loving and proud grandmother of Giampaolo (Michelle) Taranta, Angelo (Maria) Taranta and Iole (Chris) Whiteford, and great-grandchildren; Angelo, Alessandra, Marco and Ottavio Taranta, Savien and Ilaria Whiteford. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visitation Sunday 2:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. with a Rosary at 7:00 p.m. at A. H. Peters Funeral Home, 32000 Schoenherr, Warren. In state Monday 9:30 a.m. with Mass at 10:00 a.m. San Francesco Catholic Church, 22870 Nunneley Rd., Clinton Township. ahpeters.com
WILLIAMS WALTER E. JR. Age 59, died on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at the V A Medical Center in Detroit. Walter, a resident of Warren and formerly of Harrison Township, was a deliveryman for a local dairy. He was born in Warren on March 27, 1956 and enjoyed being with his animal friends, the outdoors and was known as a backyard mechanic. Beloved Son of the late Walter Earl Williams, Sr. and Violet Williams. Dear Brother of Carol (Ron) Albers, Barbara Schovon, Rebecca (William Mallia) Barone, Robert Williams, Ernie Williams, Frank (Sandy) Williams and the late Kris Bowen. Also survived by 14 nieces and nephews, 13 great-nieces and nephews and four great-great nieces and nephews. Visitation at the Ford Funeral Home, 26560 Van Dyke (S of 11 Mile Rd or the I-696 expressway), Center Line, Saturday, November 28, 2015 from 2-8 pm. Funeral Service Sunday, November 29, 2015, 1:30 p.m. at the Funeral Home. Interment Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly. To offer a condolence or share a memory use fordfuneralhome.org.
ZELINSKI THOMAS PAUL, Age 71 November 23, 2015 Loving husband of Kathleen Courtright Zelinski. Beloved father of Denise Forester and her husband Creighton, Marcy Weide and her husband James, Anya Clifford and her husband Corey, and Alexander Zelinski. Tom was blessed with eight grandchildren that adored him; Connor, John, Brian, and Caroline Forester; Maxwell, Derek, and Elizabeth Weide and Isabella Clifford. Cherished brother of Michael Zelinski and his wife Mary Lou, Suzanne Danziger and her husband Henry, and Stephen Zelinski and his wife Carol. Tom attended Orchard Lake St. Mary's Preparatory School, received his B.A. at the University of Detroit, and his MBA at Wayne State University. He touched many lives and leaves many friends. He was a gourmet cook, accomplished gardener, award winning potter, and gave back to the community for causes he believed in. A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, November 28, 2015, 10:30 a.m. with an instate time of 9:30 a.m. at Orchard Lake St. Mary's Shrine Chapel, 3535 Indian Trail, Orchard Lake. The family will receive friends Friday 3-8 p.m. at the Potere-Modetz Funeral Home, 339 Walnut Blvd., Rochester. Suggested memorials to the Orchard Lake St. Mary's Preparatory School Scholarship Fund. Online guestbook www.modetzfuneralhomes.com