ABBATE JOSEPH A. January 26, 2015. Age 82. Beloved husband of the late L. Victoria. Father of Deborah Cole, Theresa Clark, Patricia Mondo (Schultz), Samuel M. Abbate and Christina Abbate. Visitation Wednesday 2-8 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. Evening Service at the Wasik Funeral Home, Inc., 49150 Schoenherr Rd. (n. of 22 Mile). In state Thursday 9:30 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. Funeral Mass at St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church 48115 Schoenherr Rd. (N. of 21 Mile), Shelby Twp. Entombment Resurrection Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.wasikfuneralhome.com.
ALBERS, HENRY L. Age 83, passed away January 24, 2015. He was born on August 5, 1931 in Lansing, son of the late Grant Bertha Albers. Henry was a proud Air Force veteran serving in the Korean War. He was known for his larger than life personality and his big hearted, generous nature. Henry was a very young 83 year old. He loved life and most of all, loved spending time with his family. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed snowmobiling. He is survived by his loving daughters: Vicky (Bill) Finn and Kelly (Mike) Kuzma. Henry is also survived by his grandson, Sam; his sister, Sally Nichols; his sister-in-law, Carolyn Albers and his nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held on Friday, January 30 from 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. with a funeral service on Saturday, January 31 at 11:00 a.m. at PHILLIPS FUNERAL HOME, 122 W. Lake St., South Lyon. www.phillipsfuneral.com
ALTHOUSE CRAIG LEE Passed away January 24, 2015 in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. He was 27 years old. In addition to his loving parents, Roger and Debbie Althouse, Craig is survived by his sisters, Traci (Aaron) Cox and Cari Althouse; grandparents Lee and Norma Althouse, and Jack and Rosie McAbier; aunts and uncles John and Lynne McAbier, Gail and Dan Keegan, Nancy and Mark Kleinschmidt, and Gordon and Patty Mattix, as well as many cousins; his girlfriend, Rachel Peters; and a host of dear friends. Funeral Service will be held from Highland United Methodist Church, 680 W. Livingston Road, Highland, on Thursday, January 29 at 10:30 a.m. with gathering beginning at 10 a.m. Brian Saunders to officiate. Friends may visit Wednesday at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 404 E. Liberty St., Milford from 4-9 p.m. Memorials encouraged to the Craig Althouse Memorial Fund, c/o Lynch & Sons, 404. E. Liberty St., Milford, MI 48381. For further information, please phone, Lynch & Sons, Milford at 248-684-6645, or visit www.LynchFuneralDirectors.com.
BEDARD, JAMES RAYMOND Age 72, of New Hudson, Michigan, died on January 25, 2015 in Apollo Beach, Florida. Born on May 14, 1942 in Detroit, Michigan, James is survived by his wife of 31 years, Carole F. Bedard and daughter Jacqueline Good (Scott), brothers Bradford (Shirley), Duane (Jo Ann), and Gary (Ruthy) and six step-children, 12 grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. James was the owner of Bedard Shade Tree Co. since 1969 and always loved the tree and landscape business. His wish was that the business continue on and will now be run by his family members. He was a faithful member of the Cross of Christ Lutheran Church and an avid Classic Car enthusiast. Funeral Service will be held from Cross of Christ Lutheran Church, 24155 Griswold Rd., South Lyon, on Monday, February 2nd, at 10 AM. Friends may visit at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 404 E. Liberty Street, Milford on Sunday, February 1st, from 1:00-8:00 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to Cross of Christ Lutheran Church. For further information, please call 248-684-6645 or visit www.LynchFuneralDirectors.com.
BERTONI ANTHONY, Age 95, Jan. 25, 2015. Beloved husband of the late Frances (nee Gross). Loving father of Antoinette (Clem) Bierl, Adele (Raymond) Ricken, Josephine (Bill) Hertz, Anthony (Jody) Bertoni and Barbara Bertoni. Dear grandfather of 12 and great-grandfather of 22. Loving brother of the late Clara (Joseph) Maneti, the late Pete (Laura) Peradotti and the late John (Stella) Peradotti. Former Superintendent of the Detroit Police Department and U.S. Marshal of the Eastern District in Michigan. Visitation Wednesday 3-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary Service at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. 54880 Van Dyke Ave. at 25 Mile Rd. Funeral Thursday In state 9:30 a.m. at St. Isidore Catholic Church 18201 23 Mile Rd. at Romeo Plank until time of Mass at 10 a.m. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guestbook" at WujekCalcaterra.com
CHANNELL RICHARD DALE SR. Age 89. January 24, 2015. Beloved husband of the late Margaret. Dear father of Margaret (the late Dennis Sr.) Grindle, Dianne (Phillip) Roell, and Richard Channell Jr. Grandfather of Dennis, Robert, Bill, and Brian Grindle and Tim and Steven Roell. Great-grandfather of nine. Visitation Wednesday, January 28 from 4-8p.m. at Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 25450 Plymouth Road, Redford. Funeral Service Thursday, January 29 at 11a.m. (in state at 10a.m.) at the Funeral Home. Memorial donation can be made in Richard's name to the Alzheimer's Association. www.harryjwillfuneralhome.com
COFFIN GLORIA E. 76, passed away January 25, 2015, with the support of her loving son at her side. She is preceded in death by her husband, Neil, son Keith, and brother Neil. Loving mother of Daryl. Cherished sister-in-law of Carla, two nieces, and two nephews, and many more cousins in Canada. Sincere friend of Dave (she considered him her other son). She loved and lived for her cats, Garfield and Troubles, and many more over the years. Family will receive friends at the L.A. Turowski and Son Funeral Home, 9300 Middlebelt Rd, Livonia (btwn Joy and Plymouth Rd) Wednesday from 2-9p.m. where a funeral service will be held Thursday at 11a.m.
CRAWFORD CHARLES E. Age 72, January 20, 2015. Long time resident of Austin, Texas. Loving father of Kimberly Crawford and Lori (Thomas) Kowalski. Proud grandfather of Chelsea, Taylor, Carly, and Landen Kowalski. Brother of Robert (Maxine), Clifford (the late Dorothy), Jeannie (Tom) Labowski, and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by brothers, William, Larry, Danny; and sister, Fran. The family would like to thank the staff of Lonestar Eye Bank and his best friend and caregiver Tony Mahan for all of their support. Cremation services were held at Cook-Walden Funeral Home, 6100 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin, Texas 78752. Memorial arrangements to follow.
FERRIS, IRA A. Age 84 of Brighton, passed away January 24, 2015 with his family by his side. He was born in Ann Arbor the son of Ira and Mildred (Butler) Ferris. On June 28, 1958 he married Mary Green in Brighton. Ira served his country in the U.S. Army and then in the Army National Guard. He enjoyed taking his kids on his two week camp with the National Guard once a year. Prior to his retirement in 1991 he was employed by Ford Motor Company for 27½ years. He is survived by his wife of 56 years Mary; children, Michael, Ron, Dave (Lisha), Tim (Maura), and Doug (Kim); grandchildren, Karen, T.J., Corcoran, Allison, Madeline, Tyler, and Meaghan. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, January 30, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church. In state at the church at 10:30 a.m. Visitation will be held Thursday, January 29, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Rosary service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Memorial contributions in Ira's name may be made to the Special Olympics with envelopes available at the funeral home. Please visit Ira's Book of Memories at www.keehnfuneralhome.com.
GAZDA CAROL, Age 77 of Livonia. Cherished wife of Jerry. Loving Mother of Suzen (Dan) Baibak. Proud Grandma of Steven and Andrew. Dearest Sister of Marie and Bob. 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, MI 48154. Wednesday, 3 p.m. - 9 p.m. with Funeral Service at 7 p.m. Memorial Contributions may be made to The Michigan Humane Society. Please visit on-line guestbook at fredwoodfuneralhome.com
GOODMAN EMILIA (CARABELLI) Age 93, a resident of Brighton, MI, formerly of St. Clair Shores, died on January 26, 2015. She was born on August 23, 1921 to Frank and Celestina Carabelli in Detroit. Millie was the beloved wife of the late Douglas E. Goodman. Mother of Joann (Frank) Rymas, Douglas H. (Sandra) Goodman; and a grandmother and great-grandmother. A Memorial Mass will be held at a later date.For further information, please call Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, Brighton at 810-229-2905 or visit, www.LynchFuneralDirectors.com.
HARMS EDNA L. Age 83, died January 26, 2015. Dearest sister of Arlene (the late Gil) Gillespe, Dorothy (Ben) Trombley, Beverly (Thomas) Abbey and the late Phillip Moore and Robert Harms. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Service Thursday 12Noon at A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 32000 Schoenherr at Masonic (13-1/2 Mile), Warren. Visitation Wednesday 2-9p.m. Ahpeters.com
JACKSON DOUGLAS B. Age 89, of Alma, Michigan, formerly of Hazel Park, Detroit, and South Lyon, passed away at Masonic Pathways in Alma on January 22, 2015. A Masonic and Church Memorial Service for Douglas will be held on Sunday, February 1 at Doig Chapel, Masonic Pathways in Alma at 2:00 p.m. Douglas was born on August 13, 1925 in Highland Park, MI to Claude and Blossom A. (Sayre) Jackson. He owned a Mobil gas station, sold insurance, was a car salesman and was the office manager for Colonial Acres in South Lyon. Douglas was a Staff Sgt. in the 8th Air Corps during WWII. He belonged to the Presbyteran Church, the Masons where he was a Past Master of Archive Lodge #546 and the V.F.W. Surviving Douglas are his two son, John A. "Andy" (Donna) Jackson of Westland, MI and Bradley D. (Leslie) Jackson of Bellingham WA; three grandsons, Robert (Lauren) and Jeffrey (Tiffany) Jackson, Jason (Ines) Johnston, three great granddaughters and two great grandsons. Preceding Douglas in death are his wife Martha "Pat" and a brother, Sidney Jackson of Traverse City. A Commandry Memorial Service will be held for Douglas on Saturday, Feb 7 at 11:00 a.m. at White Chapel Cemetery in the Mausoleum. Memorial contributions may be made to Masonic Pathways, 1200 Wright Ave., Alma, MI 48801. The family is being served by the Dewey Funeral Home of Alma.
JOHNSON JOANNE T., Age 86, January 25, 2015. Beloved wife of the late William. Loving mother of Suzanne (John Karazim), Dianne (Donald Jennings), William, Eric (Sarah), Jacqueline Lewis (the late Edward), Julianne Wiggins (Daniel), Christopher (Wendy) and James. Dear grandmother of 19. Sister of Sally Mastracci (the late Hugo). Family will receive friends Thursday 2-8 p.m. at A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Road (between Maple and Big Beaver), 248-362-2500. Funeral Mass Friday 11 a.m. at St. Hugo of the Hills Stone Chapel, 2215 Opdyke Rd., Bloomfield Hills. Visitation at church begins at 10:30 a.m. Burial Saturday 12 Noon at St. John's Cemetery, Forestville, MI. Prayers Saturday 11 a.m. at St. John Chrysostom Church, Rte M-25, Forestville, MI. Memorial tributes to Capuchins or St. Vincent de Paul Society. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
KELLER HELEN F., Age 94, January 24, 2015. Beloved wife of the late Raymond Pulk and John Keller. Loving mother of David (Grace) Pulk, stepmother of Helane (Blair) Koehler, John (Ruth) Keller, Kenneth (Mary Ellen) Keller and James Keller (fiancé Anne Sowinski). Dear grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of four. Sister of Florence Sidge. Predeceased by six other brothers and sisters and parents Frank and Pauline. Will also be missed by her many nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation Tuesday 3-9 p.m. with a rosary at 7 p.m. at Harry J. Will Funeral Home 37000 Six Mile Rd. in Livonia. Funeral Wednesday, in state 10:00 a.m. until the time of Mass at 10:30 a.m. at St. Edith Catholic Church 15089 Newburgh Rd in Livonia. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Southfield. Memorial contributions appreciated to Wounded Warrior Project: http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/ http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/donate.aspx OR: University of Detroit Jesuit High School and University of Detroit https://www.uofdjesuit.org/Donatenow Please see full obituary and share a memory at www.harryjwillfuneralhome.com
KOSS HOWARD Beloved husband of Judy Koss. Dear father of Scott (Diana) Koss, Elyse (Jack) Weitzman, and the late Shelby Koss, and other children Mark Schiff, Brian (Mathilde) Schiff, and Scott (Gwen) Schiff. 10 loving grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Also remembered by many loving familiy members and friends. SERVICES TODAY 12 O'CLOCK NOON AT THE DORFMAN CHAPEL, FARMINGTON HILLS, 248-406-6000. INTERMENT TO FOLLOW AT ADAT SHALOM MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY, LIVONIA, or visit www.thedorfmanchapel.com.
MATT, JOHN Of Whitmore Lake, MI, age 79, passed away January 21, 2015. Arrangements by Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Hamburg Chapel, call 1-877-231-7900 or visit www.borekjennings.com.
MILLS, CHRISTOPHER JAY Age 46, of Howell, passed away Saturday, January 24, 2015. He was born January 19, 1969 in Stubenville, Ohio. Beloved husband of Michele (Risner) Mills whom he married in 1992 in Virginia Beach; loving father of Brett, Logan and Jack. Also survived by his Goddaughter, Ne'ashel Edwards of Virginia and siblings, Ric (Debra) Mills of Virginia, Aimee Starks of Virginia, Patrick, Brian and Beth Mills of Ohio; his parents, Charlene (Robbie Stephenson) Adkins of Virginia and Richard (Nancy) Mills of Ohio; grandfather, James Brockwell of W. Virginia, special aunt, Su Taylor and many other loving family and friends. Christopher owned Exceptional Mortgage of Howell. He was a member of Brighton Church of the Nazarene, 7669 Brighton Road, Brighton where services will be held Thursday, January 29 at 11 a.m. Visitation will be Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at MacDonald's Funeral Home, Howell (517-546-2800), and also at the Church one hour prior to services. Memorial contributions may be made to the family. Please visit the family's online guestbook at www.macdonaldsfuneralhome.com
MUNSELL, L. ELNORA Age 95, of Fowlerville, died Sat. Jan 24, 2015 at home surrounded by family. She was born Feb. 18, 1919 in Genoa Township to Frank and Catherine (Liddy) Sharp and married Robert H. Munsell in Howell in 1942, he preceded her in death on Oct. 31, 1994. She was an instrumental part of Munsell Farms and was a founding member of the Handy Sunshine Club. Surviving are her daughter Catherine (Robert) Proulx of Byron, two sons: Gordon (Teena) Munsell and Frank Munsell, all of Fowlerville, seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son Arthur and sister Frances Airheart. Memorial services 11:00 a.m. Tues. Jan. 27 at Niblack Funeral Home with Fr. James Eisele officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Livingston County 4-H. www.niblackfuneralhome.com
PARISI ANGELO January 23, 2015, Age 57. Loving son of Eva, Dear brother of Graceanna (Richard) Bauser, Anton "Tony," and Michael. Uncle of Stephan, Christopher Bauser, and Michael Reid Parisi. Perceded in death by father Angelo. Visitation-Kaul Funeral Home, 28433 Jefferson, St. Clair Shores, Thursday January 29, from 2 9 p.m. Funeral service Friday January, 30, Temple Baptist Church of Roseville, 15975 Martin Road, In state from 10 to 10:30 a.m. with service to follow. Memorials to"Temple Baptist Church". Please leave a condolence message or share a memory at: www.KaulFuneralHome.com
PERLINSKI ELEANOR "ELLIE" Age 86, Gaylord, January 25, 2015. Funeral Wednesday, January 28, 11:00 a.m., Nelson Funeral Home, Gaylord. Visitation, Tuesday, January 27, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Beloved wife of Jerome; Dear mother of Brennan (Peggy) and Sandi (Carl) Ellis. Grandmother of Joshua and Allison (Kenny) Figiel. Memorials to: R.S.V.P., C/O Nelson Funeral Home, PO Box 1548, Gaylord MI 49734. www.nelsonsfuneralhome.com
PERLMUTTER JACK Loving partner of Daniel Clancy. Dear father of Nancy (William John) Bauser, Julie (Alan) Newman, Scott Perlmutter, and the late Mark Perlmutter. Devoted brother of the late Rose Cohen, the late Al Perlmutter, and the late Ann Jerris. SERVICES WEDNESDAY, 2:00 P.M. AT THE DORFMAN CHAPEL, FARMINGTON HILLS, (248) 406-6000. INTERMENT TO FOLLOW CLOVER HILL PARK CEMETERY, or visit www.thedorfmanchapel.com
PERRYMAN HOWARD W. Age 77 January 25, 2015. Beloved husband of Josephine (nee: Evangelista) for 53 years. Dear father of John (Linda) and Jeff. Proud grand-father of Sean and Katie. Brother-in-law of Mary Ann (the late Ornello). Nephew of James Sr. (Rose) Perryman. Uncle of Michelle Wifsenmoe and Jill. Also survived by many extended family members and friends. Visitation Wednesday 1-8p.m. with the Funeral Service Thursday 11:30a.m. at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 N. Inkster Rd., Garden City (Between Ford Rd. & Cherry Hill). www.santeiufuneralhome.com
RADTKE ROBERT W. Age 93. January 25, 2015. Loving husband of the late Florence. Cherished father of Sharon Welke and Douglas (Karen). Beloved grandpa of six granddaughters and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation tomorrow 3-8 p.m. and Thursday 9 a.m. until time of Service 10 a.m. at the Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 Six Mile Rd. in Livonia. www.harryjwillfuneralhome.com
STINE BILL Age 61 January 26, 2015. Beloved husband of Julie and the late Lydia. Loving father of Amanda (Derek) Smith and Rebecca (Jim) Rourk. Cherished grand-father of Derek Michael, Caleb, Dominic, and Noah. Brother of Jim (Claudia) Stine. Visitation at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Road (between 14-15 Mile Rds.) Friday 2-8p.m. Funeral at Community of Christ Church, 3830 Crooks Road, Troy, Saturday 11a.m. Friends may visit at church beginning at 10a.m. Obituary and condolences at lynchfuneraldirectors.com
THOMPSON RICHARD JOHN March 16, 1933 - January 24, 2015. Age 81, of Royal Oak, Michigan., passed Saturday. Rich was born and raised in Saginaw, Mich., and graduated from Saginaw High, lettering in football, basketball and track. Rich was a dedicated and loving husband to wife Arleen G. (Stoick) Thompson, who survives Rich. Rich was Arleen's primary caregiver for over 35 years after she was disabled from primary progressive multiple sclerosis. Services are private, and the family requests those wishing to honor Rich to please donate to the Michigan Chapter - National Multiple Sclerosis Society, www.nationalmssociety.org. Rich was an actual rocket scientist who at Chrysler Corp. Missile Operations gained extensive mathematical modeling and analytical simulation experience on the Redstone and Jupiter missile systems, precursors to the Saturn rocket that propelled the Apollo space missions. Besides two stints at Chrysler Missile, Rich also worked at Chrysler Defense and General Dynamics Land Systems as a chief engineer and senior research engineering specialist before retiring. He also was a senior engineer at Ford Motor Co.'s engine design group, and a senior engineer at LTV Michigan Division. Rich holds a B.S.E. in Aeronautical Engineering from The University of Michigan, and a M.S. in Engineering Science from the University of Detroit. Rich also took pre-engineering coursework at Central Michigan University. As a Michigan grad Rich was a Wolverine fan, especially football, basketball and hockey, and he enjoyed bike riding, reading history and science, space exploration, astronomy, physics, following politics, and genealogy. Rich was a life member of the Alumni Association of U-M, and a member of the U-M Club of Greater Detroit, American Rocket Society and Detroit 100 Club. Rich was the youngest child of Francis N. and Katherine (Merlone) Thompson, both deceased. Besides Arleen, also surviving are son Richard J. Thompson Jr., daughter Joanne M. Thompson and son-in-law David Markus, son William F. and daughter-in-law Christine E. Thompson, daughter Mary F. Thompson and Christina Driggett, daughter-in-law Amy L. Yemec Thompson, sister- and brother-in-law Bea and Bob Drury, and grandchildren Sarah N. Thompson, Samantha A. Thompson, Shawn S. Thompson, Rose E. Thompson and Grace C. Thompson. Predeceasing Rich are son Stuart L. Thompson and daughter-in-law Cindy R. Thompson. The family extends special thanks to caregiver Monalisa Chaaban, who provided outstanding care for both Richard and Arleen, and personal assistant Shelagh Kirby. Also missing Rich are his beloved cats Cody and Blue.
VanNOORD GERALD L. "JERRY" Age 68 of Northville, passed away January 26, 2015. Beloved husband of Ellen. Loving father of Kari (John) Bessonen and Kevin (Evi) VanNoord. Dear brother of Rod VanNoord. Adored grandfather of Niko, Kyle, and Kaitlyn. Visitation Wednesday 5-8 p.m. at Casterline Funeral Home, 122 W. Dunlap, Northville. Funeral Service Thursday 2 p.m., with visitation beginning 1 p.m. at Ward Presbyterian Church, 40000 6 Mile Rd., Northville. Contributions to the family of Gerald VanNoord would be appreciated. Share condolences and memories at www.casterlinefuneralhome.com
WELLS DONALD CURT "CURT" January 25, 2015. Age 53, of Livonia. Beloved husband of Donna Marie Wells. Loving father of Michael Curt Wells, Sarah Marie Wells, and Hannah Louise Wells. Beloved son of Mary Louise Forrester and the late Donald J. Wells. Dear brother of Michelle Renee Wells. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Donald was an aspiring author and will be deeply missed by family and friends. Visitation Wednesday, January 28, 2015 from 2-9 p.m. at the Dearborn Chapel of Voran Funeral Home, 23701 Ford Road, (313) 278-5100. In state Thursday 12:30 p.m. with a 1:00 p.m. Mass of the Resurrection to follow at St. Robert Catholic Church (Redford). Visit our online guestbook and share memories at www.voranfuneralhome.com.
WESTERN KENNETH, Age 91, of Ubly died Sat., January 24, 2015 at McLaren Regional Medical Center in Mt. Clemens. Ken worked at Detroit Edison for 35 years. Survived by one son, Ronald (Connie), Columbus, MI,; one daughter, Cheryl Ventimiglia of Sterling Heights; four grandchildren, four great-grandsons. Funeral Service will be 11:00 a.m. Wed., January 28 at the Zinger-Smigielski Funeral Home, 2091 Main, Ubly, MI, 48475. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Tues. from 1-8 p.m. and Wed. from 10-11 a.m.. Memorials to the First Presbyterian Church in Ubly or McLaren Hospice, 12900 Hall Road, Ste. 200, Sterling Heights, MI 48313. Please visit www.smigielskifuneralhomes.com
WILLS HATTIE A. (Nee Michewicz) January 25, 2015. Age 102. Beloved wife of the late Norman. Dearest aunt of Raymond (Ilene) Michewicz, Gerald (Elaine) Michewicz and the late Joanne Genslak. Dear great aunt of many. Visitation Wednesday 3-9p.m at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Scripture Service Wednesday 7:00p.m. In state Thursday 9:30a.m. until 10:00a.m. time of Mass at St. Lawrence Church 44633 Utica Road. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guestbook" @ WujekCalcaterra.com
ZIMMERMAN RICHARD HUTCHINS Age 80, died peacefully at home, surrounded by family, on January 22. Richard was born in Pontiac, Michigan, to his parents, George Koenig Zimmerman and Helen Hutchins Zimmerman. He attended Pontiac Schools and the University of Michigan. He served honorably in the U.S. Army. In 1961, he married Barbara (Abrahamson), his loving wife of 54 years. Above all, Richard was a family man. He cherished his two sons, Kurt and John; his daughters-in-law, Patricia (Hooley) and Jennifer (Hoeft); and his five grandchildren, Madeline, Charles, Conor, Ryan, and Kathryn. Richard enjoyed greatly his many friends. He was a lifelong fan of University of Michigan athletics. He served in various community and charitable organizations. He took joy in golfing at Stonycroft Hills Club in Bloomfield Hills, MI and Coral Ridge Country Club in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The family will receive friends at Coral Ridge Country Club in Fort Lauderdale on Saturday, January 31 from noon to 3:00 p.m. Internment will be at White Chapel Memorial Cemetery in Troy, MI. Services private. Memorial donations may be made to "University of Michigan" (indicate on memo line: Dr. Mark B. Orringer, M.D., Collegiate Professorship in Thoracic Surgery 797382), UMHS Medical Development Office, Attn: Gift Administration, 1000 Oakbrook Drive, Suite 100, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, or any educational institution of the donor's choice.