AYERS MARGUERITE Passed away July 27, 2014 at 3:42 a.m. surrounded by those who loved her most. Funeral to be held in Jacksonville, Florida. Fundraiser on GiveForward.com. Survived by son Jon Ayers; daughter Julie Fischer; and grand-daughter Monique Stage. For more information contact Monique, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AYERS DR. MELVERN A., Age 83, of Perrysburg, Ohio, passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014, with family and friends at his side. He was born November 1, 1930 to Bert and Hazel (Rudolph) Ayers in Millbury, Ohio. After graduating from Lake High School in 1948, he attended Bowling Green State University and The Ohio State University College of Medicine, graduating in 1957. After his internship and residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan, he returned to his Toledo area roots in 1968 as the first Director of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the newly formed Medical College of Ohio at Toledo. In the mid 1970's, he started a private practice affiliated with Toledo Hospital where he stayed until his move back to Detroit in the mid 1980's. There he worked with organizations including Metro Medical Group/Health Alliance Plan and the Detroit Medical Center. He later joined the Wayne State University College of Medicine from which he retired in 2003. Mel will be remembered for many things, particularly his compassion for others and generosity with his time and medical expertise. From providing pro bono health care for less fortunate women to volunteering as team physician for Anthony Wayne and St John's Jesuit High School athletics, he was always a man for others. On June 19, 1954, Mel married his college sweetheart Barbara and together they raised five children. In addition to their children, the family raised quarter horses and thoroughbreds on their Whitehouse, Ohio farm along with a variety of animals. Mel cherished the time he spent with his friends and family, especially being "Papa" to his children and grandchildren. He was also an avid golfer and enjoyed many adventures traveling with Barbara over the years. Mel is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Barbara Jean (Heller) Ayers and daughters Melanie (Paul) Calevro, Melissa Weis, Melinda (Phil Crusan) Ayers, sons, Melvern (Barbara) Ayers, Jr. and James (Elise) Ayers II and grandchildren Paul Calevro, Jr., James Allen (Loren) Calevro II, Roslyn (Zac) McKenna, Kirsten (Jordan) Floyd, Meredith (Chris) Robbins and David Weis, brother James (Shirley) Ayers and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and grandson, Mark Weis. Friends may be received at the Witzler Shank Funeral Home, 222 E. South Boundary St, Perrysburg (419-874-3133) on Thursday, July 31, 2014 from 3:00-7:00pm and Friday, August 1, from 3:00-7:00pm. Visitation will continue Saturday, August 2, at Zoar Lutheran Church, 314 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg from 10:00am-12:00pm with funeral services to begin at noon with Pastor Timothy Philabaum presiding. Burial will follow at Lake Township Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Mel's name may be made to Zoar Lutheran Church or St. Peter's United Church of Christ in Millbury, OH. Online condolences may be left at www.witzlershank.com
BARBANI JAMES V. July 27, 2014 Age 85. Beloved husband of Barbara. Dear father of Louise (Monroe) Hogston, Denise (Feno) LoMedico, James, and Robert (Cheryl Raczak). Proud Grandfather of nine. Great grand-father of 21 and one great-great- grandchild. Dear brother of Esther, Adeline, and the late Anthony, Julius, and Mary. Beloved son of the late Giulio and Marianna. Visitation at the Sterling Heights Chapel of Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 13650 E. Fifteen Mile Road (@ Schoenherr) Wednesday 2-9 pm. with evening Rosary at 7:00 pm. Funeral Thursday at St. Faustina Catholic Church 14025 E. 12 Mile Rd. Warren, MI. In state at 10:00 am. until time of mass at 10:30 am. Burial at Resurrection Cemetery. Share a memory at www.bcfh.com
BELLOMO BETTY, July 26, 2014. Age 87. Beloved daughter of the late Louis and Wadad Farris, and wife of the late Matthew Bellomo. Cherished sister of Joseph (Betty L.) Farris, Sam Farris, Freda Mallouk, Louisa Durie, Fred (Tina) Farris, the late John (Victoria) Farris, Linda Dohany, Robert (Roseanne) Farris, Alice Zehnpfennig, and Lois Farris. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Visitation 2-8 p.m., with Prayers at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home, Inc., 28499 Schoenherr, Warren. Funeral Thursday at St. Sharbel Maronite Catholic Church, 31601 Schoenherr, Warren; Instate 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass at 10:00 a.m. Light a candle and share a memory at www.verheyden.org
BEYER BARBARA JEAN (NEE: SICKELS), 86, formerly of Bloomfield Hills, died on July 25, 2014 at the Wynwood Assisted Living community in Troy, Michigan. Mother of Daniel (Elaine), Mark (Linda), and James; grandchildren Laura, Anne, Sean, and Michael; sister Shirley Ruth Sickels Ryder; and nieces Jeannette Poling, Elizabeth Greer, Elizabeth Ryder, Barbara Ryder and Mary Ryder Cullin. Family will receive friends Wednesday 4-8 p.m. at A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Road (Between Maple and Big Beaver), 248-362-2500. Funeral Service Thursday 11 a.m. at Christ Church Cranbrook, (Lone Pine, West of Woodward), Bloomfield Hills. Memorial tributes to Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Avenue Detroit, Michigan 48202. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
BUSH MARYANN, Age 68 of Estral Beach, July 26, 2014. Visitation Tuesday 2-9 p.m. from Ford Chapel-Martenson Family of Funeral Homes, 23620 N. Huron River Dr., Rockwood. Funeral services 7 p.m. Tuesday. For more information: www.martenson.com
CAMPIAN SONDRA LU, July 27, 2014. Wife of V. Reo Campian. Mother of Marcia Campian-Scire (Charles), Johnathon Reo Campian (Cynthia), and Kimberley Rea Campian. Grandmother of nine, great-grandmother of four. Sister of Edward Hanna. Family will receive friends Saturday 11 a.m. until Memorial Service at 2 p.m. at A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Road (Between Maple and Big Beaver), 248-362-2500. Memorial tributes to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
CRAMAR, JOHN F. Howell, MI His Legacy John F. Cramar, 50, passed away July 26, 2014 after a brave battle with cancer. John was born November 7, 1963 in Detroit to Keith and Janet (Carney) Cramar. He married Kathy Nelson on May 12, 2014 at their home in Howell. John's favorite past time was mud bogging. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends. His Family John is survived by his wife, Kathy; step-son, Curtis Nelson; step-daughters, Michelle Nelson and Jay Forounier, and Kimberly (Ryan) Schnieder; two step-granddaughters, Cylinia and Camaron Forounier; his mother, Janet Cramar; sister, Jackie Campos; and two brothers Jim Cramar (Terry) and Jeff (Linda) Cramar. He is also survived by his father Keith Cramar and many extended family members and friends. His Farewell John's family and friends will gather on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 from 11 a.m. until the time of his Simple Farewell at 2 p.m. at Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Lamb Chapel in Howell. Burial will follow in Sanford Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to the family for future designation. Please leave a message of comfort to the Cramar Family by calling, 877-231-7900, or sign his guest book at www.borekjennings.com.
DYKI JANET Age 95, passed away Friday, July 25, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Victor. Loving mother of Joyce (the late Albert) Gollob, dearest grandmother of Lenore White and Melissa (Jeff) Allsteadt, great-grandmother of Deryk, Naomi, Abigail, and Shannon. Visitation 3-8 p.m. Tuesday at McCabe Funeral Home, 31950 W. 12 Mile, Farmington Hills, with an evening Rosary. Mass will be celebrated Wednesday 10 a.m. at St. Fabian Catholic Church, 32200 W. 12 Mile, Farmington Hills with interment in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Detroit. www.mccabefuneralhome.com
FRITZ FLORENCE M. July 27, 2014. Age 90 of Allen Park. Beloved wife of the late Clifford E. Fritz Jr. Loving mother of James, Kathleen, Edward, Barbara (William) McNamara, Mary (David) Jordan, Sue (Adrian) Cockman, Joan (Paul II) Hoover, and Lucy (Paul) Fritz-Belinc. Dear sister of Marie (the late Bud) Seaser, Patricia (the late Jerry) Haight, and the late Raymond Kelly. Dearest grandmother of Dawn (Aaron), David, Jennifer, Clifford, Jacqueline, Kevin, and Shawn. Loving great-grandmother of Blake. Florence will be deeply missed by family and friends. Visitation Tuesday, July 29, 2014 from 2-9 p.m. with a Rosary service at 7:00 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 a 10:00 a.m. Mass of the Resurrection to follow at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church, 6442 Pelham Rd., Taylor. Interment Great Lakes National Cemetery. Donations may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 25200 Telegraph Rd., Ste 100, Southfield, MI 48033. Visit our online guestbook and share memories at www.voranfuneralhome.com.
GOLOTA HELEN Age 94, July 26, 2014. Beloved wife of Edward for 64 years. Dearest mother of Ronald (Judith) Golota and Susan Rice. Loving grandmother of Michael (Laura), Jennifer, Joseph, Andrew and Adam and great-grandmother of Emma, Alexander, and Thomas. Visitation Tuesday 3-8 p.m. at McCabe Funeral Home, 31950 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. In state Wednesday 11:30 a.m. until time of Mass 12 noon at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, 23815 Power Rd., Farmington. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. www.mccabefuneralhome.com
GUSHÉE MARILYN FLYNN Age 86, of Grosse Pointe Farms, died peacefully Friday, July 25 in her home after a brave battle with Parkinson's Disease. Born in Oakland, California, to Virginia and John Flynn, Marilyn received a BA from the University of Michigan in 1950 and became a teacher. She met her husband, Richard B. Gushée and had two children, Peter and Jacqueline. After working in both public and private schools, Marilyn left teaching to raise her family. Besides her husband and children, Marilyn had a passion for flowers. She was an enthusiastic member of several garden clubs, including The Garden Club of Michigan, the Grosse Pointe Garden Club, and the Junior League gardeners as well an appointed delegate of the Grosse Pointe Garden Club Council. Marilyn took on other local causes and interests with the same tireless spirit. She was actively involved in the Detroit Institute of Arts, where she served as a chairman of the Volunteer Committee, a founding member of Friends of Art and Flowers, as well as a Trustee. She also served as Chairman of the Gift of Life of Michigan. Marilyn was a member of the Delta Gamma Alumni Association, the Tau Beta Association, the Junior League of Detroit, and the Friends of the Grosse Pointe Public Library. Obviously never one to sit still, Marilyn also enjoyed tennis, paddle tennis, golf and swimming. In winters past, she could be found on the ski hill with her family. Marilyn is predeceased by her husband, Richard B. Gushée, her daughter, Jacqueline Lowe Gushée, and her son, Peter Hale Gushée. She is survived by her sister Carol Kreuger of California; her daughter-in-law Mary Belfus Gushée; her grandchildren Patrick Gushée, David Gushée, Matthew Gushée and Virginia Gushée. Her boundless energy and determined spirit will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Visitation 2-9 p.m., with Rosary 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 30 at Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home, Inc., 16300 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe Park. Funeral Thursday, July 31 at St. Paul Catholic Church, 157 Lakeshore Rd., Grosse Pointe Farms; In state 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass at 10 a.m. Donations may be made to the Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48202, www.dia.org, or University Liggett School to the Jacqueline and Peter Hale Gushée Scholarship Fund, 1045 Cook Rd., Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236, www.uis.org. Light a candle and share a memory at www.verheyden.org
GYORI, MARY A. Brighton, MI Her Legacy Mary Adele Gyori, age 93, of Brighton, Michigan, passed away on July 27, 2014. Mary was born April 12, 1921 to Charles and Hazel (York) Ferrell, in Gladwin, MI. On September 12, 1939, she married, William L. Gyori, her loving husband. Mary was loving, fun, and giving. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her. Her Family Mary leaves behind her daughter, Linda Sue (James) Pine of Brighton, MI; grandchildren, Kristin Klann, James (Monica) Park, Jill (Steve) Wizgird, Janet (Mark) Elofson, Stacy (Joe) Scheuher, and William (Sandy) Gyori; great-grandchildren, Karrie, Kathryn, Aloma, Matthew, Alecia, Josh, Alexis, and Dominic; great-great-grandchildren, Josiah, Cholena, Dakota, Kaden, Deacon, and one on the way, Dulce Adele; and several nieces and nephews, to include special nephew, Ken Schiemann. She is preceded in death by husband, William Louis Gyori in 1994; siblings, Charles Richard Ferrell, and Maxine Schiemann; and beloved son, William Richard Gyori, on May 25, 2012. Her Farewell Family and friends will gather, Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 5-8 p.m., at Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Lamb Chapel, Howell, MI. Mary's Healing Farewell will be Thursday, July 31, 2014, with gathering beginning at 10 a.m. and service at 11 a.m., at the funeral home. Rev. Evan Gaertner will officiate. Memorial donations are suggested to St. Joseph Mercy Hospice or a charity of one's choice. Please leave a message of comfort for Mary's family at 1-877-231-7900, or sign her guestbook at www.borekjennings.com.
HARTLEY SHERYL (SHERRIE) LYNN, 60, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 25, 2014 at her home in White Lake. Beloved wife of Rev. Thomas C. Hartley for 39 wonderful years. Dearest daughter and best friend of Carol M. (the late Joseph) McCarthy of Dearborn and Daytona Beach, FL; Proud fathers Dr. Melvin L. (Ursula) Reed of Leonard, and Robert (the late Jackie, Patricia) Quintero of Hazel Park. Devoted mother of Thomas, Jr. (Lindsay), and Christopher (Lana) both of West Bloomfield. Loving "Mummu" of Cara, Craig, Addison, Kelsey, and Charlotte. Cherished big sister of John Reed of Los Altos, CA, Holly Quintero of Warren, Jeff Quintero of Fayetteville, NC, and Darin Quintero of Hazel Park. She was a trusted ear and voice for many friends and family and is and always will be incredibly missed. Visitation Friday, August 8 from 2 p.m. - 8 p.m. at COATS FUNERAL HOME, Waterford. Memorial Service will be Saturday, August 9 at 11 a.m. at Community Presbyterian Church, 4301 Monroe Ave, Waterford. Interment at a later date at Chassell Cemetery in Chassell, MI near Houghton in the Upper Peninsula. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Community Presbyterian Church, Children's Education & Music, where she devoted so much of her love, talents, and time. To share condolences online go to www.CoatsFuneralHome.com/obituaries
JACOB SHIRLEY M. July 28, 2014, Age 65. Beloved wife of Isaac. Daughter of the late Roy and Dorothy Barnett. Loving mother of John (Denise), Larry (Tracey), and Mark (Allison). Proud grandmother of Justin, Matthew, Benjamin, Isaac, Vivian, Sophia, and Isabella. Special grandmother to Kenny Morelli Jr. Dear sister of Jeanie Harper and the late Roy Barnett, Frances Webb, and Charlotte Meade. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Visitation at the St. Clair Shores chapel of Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 25800 Harper Ave. (3 blks N. of 10 Mile) Wednesday 2-9 p.m. Funeral Thursday 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Memories shared at www.bcfh.com
JOHNSON JAYVONNE CHAPMAN of Detroit, Michigan died on July 13, 2014. The funeral services were held on Saturday, July 19, 2014 (3:30pm) at James H. Cole Home for Funerals, Inc. in Detroit.
KAMIN CHARLES "CHUCK" Age 53, July 27, 2014. Chuck was the loving husband of Margaret for 11 years. Father of Bradley Shakin. Devoted son of Helen and the late Charles Kamin. Cherished brother of Sharon Kamin, Carol (Tim) Prater, and Linda (Don) Ratzel-Kamin. He was the grandfather of Noah and Luke and uncle of Chris, Adam, Neil, Joshua, Gina, Nicky, Scotty, and Ashley. Visitation Thursday 3-9 p.m. at Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 Six Mile Rd. in Livonia. Funeral Service Thursday 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.harryjwillfuneralhome.com.
KOLCH SUZANNE E. of Davison, age 67, passed away July 28, 2014 at Genesys Health Park. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. Friday, August 1, 2014 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 N. Dayton St., Davison, Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. Burial will be in St. John Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be 11 a.m.- 8 p.m. Thursday at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Rd., Davison and 10 a.m. until the time of service on Friday at the church. A Rosary will be prayed at 7 p.m. Thursday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Suzanne was born May 21, 1947 in Burbank, California, daughter of the late Samuel and Doris (Copeland) Allen. She was an active member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, where she served in the library, as a money counter, the chairperson of Bingo and keeping the church grounds beautiful as well as various other roles. Suzanne retired from EDS and after retiring, she was a crossing guard for the city of Davison. Suzanne is survived by her husband, Gerald; daughter, Nicole Palmer; sister, Barbara Starr; niece, Roxanne (Mike) Perry; great-nieces, Krystal Perry, Chelsee Allen and Gabby Allen; great-nephew, Brendon Allen; uncles, Glendale (Georgia) Copeland, Howard Copeland; three sisters-in-law; one brother-in-law; special pets, Allie and Buddy. She was preceded in death by her brother, Steven F. Allen. Please share your thoughts with the family at www.allenfuneralhomeinc.com.
LITTLE DENISE July 26, 2014, Age 61. Beloved wife of Chuck. Dear mother of Larissa Flynn (D.J.), and Errin Sliwinski (Panida). Dear daughter of Jean and the late James Hamill. Dear sister of Tim and Mark Hamill, and Janice St. Pierre. Dear grandmother of Aidan Flynn, Tristan Sliwinski and Puttinan Thongmark, USAF. Family will receive friends Wednesday 4-8 p.m. and Thursday 2-8 p.m. with White Pine Glee Club Concert Thursday at 7 p.m. at A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Road (Between Maple and Big Beaver), 248-362-2500. Funeral Mass Friday 10 a.m. at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 4580 N. Adams, Troy. Visitation at church begins at 9:30 a.m. Memorial tributes to Karmanos Cancer Institute - Denise Little Ovarian Cancer Research Fund or The Freer House - Denise Little Freer House Garden Fund. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
LUCANTE MATHEW S. Age 79 of Dearborn Heights. Beloved husband of Eleanore. Dear father of Darlene (David) Drew, Matthew (Jennifer) and Barbara (Jeffrey) Dull. Cherished grandfather of Michelle (Michael), Cheryl, Madison, Kayla, Sandro and Gaël. Resting Wednesday 1:30-8 p.m. at L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, 7707 Middlebelt Rd. (at Ann Arbor Trail) and Thursday 3-8 p.m. Funeral service Friday 10 a.m. Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at griffinfuneralhome.com
McLEOD JOHN KENNETH 71, of Fort Gratiot Township and formerly of Richmond, died July 27, 2014. He was employed by Ford Motor Company, Utica Trim Plant. Survived by wife Judith; daughters, Tammy Bradshaw, Jacqueline Bettcher, Theresa Ziehm, and Kimberly Sputa. Visit Thursday 1:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Kaatz Funeral Directors, Richmond. Funeral 11:00 a.m. Friday. For information and Guest Book, kaatzfunerals.com.
MEEKER THOMAS F. Of Texas Township, MI. Formerly of Toledo and Livonia. Passed away July 27, 2014 at home after a long battle with cancer. Tom was born January 1, 1933 in Toledo, Ohio the son of Frank T. and Rose C. (Feil) Meeker. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, John G. (Jack) Meeker. Surviving are his wife Carol R. (Andres) Meeker; his children, Timothy (Deborah) Meeker, James (Kerri) Meeker, Lori (Thomas) Acton; and six grandchildren. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 30, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Langeland Family Funeral Homes, Westside Chapel, 3926 S. 9 St., Oshtemo, MI. Friends will be received Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 9:30 a.m, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 10:30 a.m. at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, 1150 W. Centre Ave., Portage, MI, Father Stanley Witek, Celebrant. Following a luncheon at the church, the burial will be at Fort Custer National Cemetery, with military honors. Please visit www.langelands.com to view Tom's personalized guestbook.
MIKELSAVAGE MARLENE A. July 26, 2014. Age 80 of Farmington Hills Beloved wife of the late Stanley. Loving mother of Patricia (Robert) Taub, Carol, and Stanley. Dear sister of the late Martin LaGodna. Cherished grandmother of Christopher, Rachel, and Jeb. Resting at L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, 7707 Middlebelt Rd. (at Ann Arbor Trail), Wednesday from 3-9 p.m. Rosary at 7 p.m. In state Thursday, 10 a.m. at St. Damian Catholic Church, 30055 Joy Road (W. of Middlebelt) until time of Mass at 10:30 a.m. Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at griffinfuneralhome.com.
MUELLER EDUARD WALTER Age 64, passed away July 26, 2014. Beloved husband of Kathleen. Amazing father of Mercedez (Cheyne) Gable and Vanessa (Andrew) Tymrak. The best grandpa of Lincoln and Capri. Brother of John, Lotti, and Mary. Memorial service Wednesday 2:00 p.m. at the A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack at Vernier Road, Grosse Pointe Woods. ahpeters.com
NOWAK HARRY 80, of Washington, MI, died at home on July 24, 2014. Beloved husband of Mary Ann. Sister Joanne Rzepa. Dad to eight daughters and 15 grand children, three nephews, six nieces, two great-nephews and one great-niece. Funeral services with be held August 2, 2014 at St. Kieran's Catholic Church, 53600 Mound Road, Shelby Twp., MI. Visitation at 10:30 a.m., Mass at 11:00 a.m. Family requests in lieu of flowers, please make donation to Gleaners Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan, 2131 Beaufait, Detroit MI 48207 or www.gcfb.org.
PECHERSKI JOSEPH J. SR., of Southgate, July 27, 2014. Age 87. Beloved husband of Evelyn. Loving father of Karen (Richard) Schornack, Mary Ellen (Everet) Callaway, Joseph Jr. (Deborah), Gail (David) Czarnecki, Steven and James (Amy). Dear brother of Jane Romatowski. Proud grandfather of eight. Visitation Tuesday 3-8 p.m. with an evening wake service at Czopek Funeral Directors, 2157 Oak Street, Wyandotte, (734) 285-9000. Funeral Services Wednesday, In state 12 p.m. with a 12:30 p.m. Mass at St. Cyprian Church, 13249 Pennsylvania, Riverview. www.czopekfuneraldirectors.com.
PLATT LENORE MAREK July 26, 2014. Age 82 of Taylor. Beloved wife of the late Donald. Loving mother of Lynn (Richard Stout), Cheryl (Eugen Groff), Paul (Rose), Craig (Judy), Mary (Tom) Harabedian, Dean (Barb) and Sue (Rick) Jacques Dear sister of Jeff Leseth. Dearest grandmother of 13. Loving great-grandmother of seven. Lenore, "Mother Superior", was a dedicated employee of Superior Diesel Repair Company owned by her sons for over 35 years. Visitation Tuesday, July 29, 2014 from 2-8 p.m. at the Taylor Chapel of Voran Funeral Home, 23750 Goddard Road. (313) 291-1800. Funeral service Wednesday 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment Our Lady of Hope Cemetery. Donations may be made to American Cancer Society and/or American Lung Association. Visit Lenore's online guestbook and share memories at www.voranfuneralhome.com
POSCHEL, MELISSA S. Howell, Michigan Her Legacy Melissa S. Poschel, 47, of Howell, passed away on Saturday, July 26, 2014. Born on October 27, 1966, in Garden City, she was the daughter of Timothy and Sandy J. (Babbitt) Drury. She was a 1984 graduate of Howell High School, obtained her Master's Degree from Eastern Michigan University, and was employed as a Microbiologist at Apex Lab & Research. Melissa loved the outdoors, especially biking and hiking. She also enjoyed scrapbooking and vacationing in Oscoda. Her Family Surviving are son, Jacob P. Poschel; daughter, Sarah C. Poschel; her mother, Sandra J. Drury; sister, Christine (Dennis) Ghrist; her former husband, Curtis Poschel; her niece, Emily E. Ghrist, and nephew, Joseph D. Ghrist, all of Howell. She was preceded in death by her father, Timothy Drury in 2003. Her Farewell Melissa's family and friends will gather Tuesday, July 29, 2014 from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. at Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Lamb Chapel, in Howell, with the service beginning at 2:00 p.m. Pastor Matt Robinson officiating, burial to follow at Howell Memorial Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to Melissa S. Poschel Family Trust Fund. Please leave a message of comfort to the Poschel family by calling 1-877-231-7900, or sign the guestbook at borekjennings.com.
POWERS MADELINE ELAINE (NEE FREMONT) July 26, 2014. Age 86. Beloved wife of the late Theodore "Ted". Loving mother of Mary (Daniel) Kilian, Daniel (Diane), Patrice (Robert) Adams, Julie (Daniel) Shopp, Sean (Lisa) and the late Theodore Jr. Proud grandmother of 15 and four great grandchildren. Dearest sister of Helen Waldorf. Visitation Wednesday 3-9p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra &Sons Inc. 36900 Schoenherr Rd. at Metro Parkway (16 Mile Rd.). Rosary Wednesday 7:00p.m. In state Thursday 9:30a.m. until 10:00 a.m. time of Mass at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 44633 Utica Rd., (W.of Van Dyke, S. of Hall Rd.). Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guestbook" @ WujekCalcaterra.com.
SCHUMAKER GEORGE E. July 27, 2014, age 88 of Plymouth. Beloved husband of Darlene for over 56 years. Loving father of Gerald (Carla/Jo), Dennis (Jacquelyn) and Laura (Robert) Simpson. Proud grandfather of Andrew, Daniel and Joel Simpson, Erica, Stephen and Sarah Schumaker. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Visitation Tuesday 1-9 p.m. at Vermeulen-Sajewski Funeral Home, 46401 W. Ann Arbor Rd., (between Sheldon and Beck) Plymouth. Funeral Service Wednesday 12 Noon at Jefferson Avenue Presbyterian Church, 8625 E. Jefferson Ave., Detroit, MI 48214. Memorial Contributions may be made to the church. Interment Great Lakes National Cemetery. To share a memory, please visit vermeulenfuneralhome.com.
SILVER RUTH Age 76, of Southfield, died July 27. Beloved wife for 33 years to the late Mark Silver. Devoted mother of Dr. Joseph (Paula) Silver, Allen Silver, and Terri (Michael) Kraft. Loving grandmother of Jordan Silver, Morgan Silver, Madison Kraft, and Zachary Kraft. Services 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at HEBREW MEMORIAL CHAPEL, (248) 543-1622. Interment Hebrew Memorial Park Cemetery. www.hebrewmemorial.org
SUROWY GEORGE Age 69, July 28, 2014. Beloved husband of Josephine for 43 years. Dearest father of George Jr. and Natalia (Dan) McLaughlin. Proud grandfather of Reagan and Reilly. Dear brother of Walter Surowy. Visitation Wednesday 2-8 p.m. with 7:30 p.m. Panachida at McCabe Funeral Home Canton Chapel, 851 N. Canton Center Rd., Canton. In state Thursday 10 a.m. until time of Mass 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Ukrainian Catholic Church, 26667 Joy Rd., Dearborn Heights. Interment Friday 12:30 p.m. at Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or to the church. www.mccabefuneralhome.com
SZPONT JAMES ANTHONY Age 75, July 26, 2014. Husband of the late Josie. Father of Shawn (Darrin) and James (Tara). Grandfather of David, Danny, Devin, Delaney, Alexis, and Jacob. Visitation Tuesday 2-9 p.m. at Jurkiewicz & Wilk Funeral Home, 2396 Caniff, Hamtramck MI 48212. Funeral Mass Wednesday in state 11 a.m .until time of Mass 11:30 am at St. Ladislaus Catholic Church, 2730 Caniff, Hamtramck. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
VORPAGEL PATRICIA JEAN A resident of Milford and formerly of West Bloomfield, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 27, 2014. She was 80 years old. Patricia was a teacher for over twenty years at Decker Elementary School, Walled Lake until her retirement in 1989. She is survived by her high school sweetheart and husband of 58 years, Garie; daughters, Kathryn (Kevin) Moynihan and Elizabeth (Fred) Peterkin; granddaughters, Melissa Moynihan and Sarah Eckhardt. A Funeral Service will be held at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 404 E. Liberty St., Milford on Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 11 a.m. Reverend Doug McMunn officiating. Burial Milford Memorial Cemetery. Friends may visit the funeral home on Friday, August 1 from 5-8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to Alzheimer's Association or Hospice of Michigan. For further information phone, 248-684-6645 or visit, www.LynchFuneralDirectors.com.
WEBB HELEN ROBERTA July 26, 2014. Age 93. Born January 9, 1921 in Detroit, Michigan to "Aubrie" Reid and Roberta Vaughn. Devoted, loving mother to daughters, Joie Webb (Huddle), Linda Tacia-Hartman, Karen Kramer. Beloved grandmother to Keith (Barbara) Tacia, Gary Tacia, Daniel (Kathy) Kramer, Butch (JulieAnn), Mike, Keith, and Tim Hartman; seven great-grandchildren; and eleven nieces and nephews. Survived by brother Arch (Pat) Vaughn, sister Ruth Gibson. Predeceased by her husband Jesse Dee Webb, granddaughter Dezirae Tacia, sister Mary Margaret "Margie", brothers Charles and Harold, sons-in-law, Dr. Earl Hartman, Darryl Thorpe and Dennis Huddle. Member of the greatest generation, she attended 12 schools during the Great Depression and never missed a grade. Helen was a spelling bee champion. She was always grateful to the Salvation Army for providing a free week of summer camp to her and her sister, Margie, during those difficult Depression years. Helen will always be remembered for her integrity, compassion, and gentleness. Above all she loved her family. She was a mother who read to her daughters, made their clothing, canned delicious fruits and vegetables during the 50's. She loved animals, especially her shelter cats. Helen was proud of her pioneer heritage, she was a member of the DAR, and the Presbyterian faith. She enjoyed traveling, vintage movies, crossword puzzles, reading newspapers and keeping up with current events. A medical transcriptionist she retired at 70, and then worked another 10 years as a receptionist at a senior living community in Dallas, Texas. Her work ethic was a model to us all. The family wishes to thank Dr. Calvin T. Simmons, Lewisville, Texas for his 25 years of personalized, reliable care with a touch of wit for fun; Dr. Kenneth Smith, Chesterfield Township for his care and kindness upon her return to Michigan. Visitation 11 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. time of service Thursday, July 31 at Gendernalik Funeral Home, 35259 23-Mile Road, New Baltimore, Michigan. Burial Oakwood Cemetery, New Baltimore, Michigan. Memorials appreciated to Michigan Anti-Cruelty Society, 13569 Joseph Campau, Detroit, Michigan 48212 or The Salvation Army, P.O. Box 44530, Detroit, Michigan 48244.
WOOD BONNIE M. passed away July 26th at the age of 88. Beloved wife, mother, and grandmother. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 2p.m. to 9p.m. with a 7p.m. Rosary at Fred Wood Funeral Home Rice Chapel, 36100 5 Mile Rd. (E. of Levan) Livonia. Funeral service Thursday at the funeral home, gathering 10a.m. service 10:30a.m. Please visit online guestbook fredwoodfuneralhome.com
ZEPP HELEN M. Age 83 of Fraser, passed away July 27, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Robert. Loving mother of Daniel, David (Colleen), Darryl, and Dwayne (Michele). Proud grandmother of John, Marie, Nathan, Raymond Findley, Jamie, Kaitlyn, Zachary Jackson (Stephanie Yates), Amanda, Adam, Ryan, Bradley, and great-grandmother of Mason David Jackson. Predeceased by her brother, the late Earl Palmer. Helen is also survived and will be greatly missed by many family members and friends. Visitation will be Wednesday, July 30, 2014 from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Kaul Funeral Home, 35201 Garfield Rd., Clinton Township. Visitation will continue on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. until the time of the Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. at St. Margaret of Scotland Church, 21201 E. 13 Mile Rd., St. Clair Shores. Please share a memory with the family at www.kaulfuneralhome.com.