BACIC JOHN 73, of Macomb Township died September 27, 2014. Beloved husband of Helen (nee Gasparovic); loving father of Michael, Frank (Jill) and Karen (Rudy) Gerich; dear grandfather of Sydney, Ethan, Neven and Lauren; and dearest brother of five brother and two sisters. Predeceased by parents and sister Visitation Wednesday 2-9 p.m. with 7 p.m. Rosary at Hauss Funeral Home, 47477 Romeo Plank, Macomb (North of 21 Mile). In state 10:30 11 a.m. Mass on Thursday at St. Lucy Croatian Catholic Church, 200 E. Wattles, Troy. Private burial in Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton Township. Memorials to CFU Scholarship Fund. www.haussfuneralhomes.com
BALA PATRICK A. Age 67. Beloved father of Anne (Jesse) Miracle, Kelly Bernert and Katie Bala. Loving grandfather of Andrew and Ashley Cook. Dear brother of John (Barbara) Bala, Edward (Earline) Bala of Renton, Washington and Fran Little of Florida. Cherished uncle of many. Condolences to CharlesStepFuneralHome.com
BRADY, MARY JOYCE A resident of Howell and formerly of Asheville, North Carolina, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 27, 2014 after a brief battle with cancer. Mary Joyce was born on January 7, 1951 in Windsor, North Carolina, the oldest of five children to Dan and Lucille Bowen. She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Karl L. Brady, Sr.; son, Karl L. (Kate) Brady, Jr.; daugther, Mary L. Brady; sisters, DiAnne (Farid) Oulahchoum, Beverly Kirkman, Dorothy (Dr. Keith) Nance; brother, Dan Bowen, Jr.; brothers-in-law, James (Joan), Dennis (Marie), Steve; sister-in-law, Charlene (Keith) Allison; and many nieces, nephews, extended family and dear friends. Visitation was held at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 600 E. Main St., Brighton on Monday, September 29, 2014. A Memorial Service will be held in the chapel of Groce Funeral Home, 72 Long Shoals Road, Arden, North Carolina on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 2 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to Boy Scouts of America National Foundation, 1325 W. Walnut Hill Lane, Irving, Texas 75015-2079. For further information, phone 810-229-2905, or visit www.LynchFuneralDirectors.com.
CARLISLE JOHN C., passed away September 25, 2014. Age 66 of Grosse Pointe Farms. Beloved husband of Alicia M. Carlisle. Loving father of John II, Shelly (Christo Datini), Andrew, Michael and Babe. Proud grandfather of Luke. Pre -deceased by his brother Christopher and survived by his brother Frank Lee. Practicing trial attorney in Grosse Pointe Farms for over 30 years. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 30th from 5-9p.m. and Wednesday, October 1st from 1-9p.m. with a prayer service 7pm at Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home, Inc., 16300 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230. Funeral Mass at St. Paul on the Lake Catholic Church, 157 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236 on Thursday, October 2nd at 10:00a.m. Burial at Arlington National Cemetery at a date and time to be announced in this paper and www.verheyden.org.
CARR EVAN F. September 28, 2014. Age 88 of Garden City. Beloved husband of the late Mollie Imogene. Dear father of Sheila (Bob) Sumkowski, David, Randy and the late Rodney. Grandfather of Shannon (Nate), Amanda (Walter), Jeff, Helen (Tawfiq), Jennifer (Mario), and Michael. Great-grandfather of Hailey, Kensie, Mariam, Zaina and Tariq. Evan was a WWII Veteran Army Aircorps and volunteer Tax Aid for AARP for over 25 years. Funeral Thursday, 1 p.m. from the Chapel of the L. J. Griffin Funeral Home, 7707 Middlebelt Rd. (at Ann Arbor Trail). The family will receive visitors Wednesday, 3-9 p.m. Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at griffinfuneralhome.com.
DAVIS THOMAS WILLIAM Age 71. September 28, 2014. Beloved husband of Earlene for 51 years. Dear father of Terri (Ken) Laws and Greg Davis. Loving grandfather of Carl, Maxwell, and Emily. Brother of the late George (Patricia) Davis, James (Elsie) Davis, the late Billy Davis, Linda (David) Van Wormer, the late Patricia (Val) Brooks, Bonnie (Robert) Phipps, and Jackie (Brenda) Davis. He was a Ford Motor Company employee for 35 years and was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. Visitation Wednesday 3:30-9 p.m. with Funeral Service Thursday 11 a.m. at Edward Swanson & Son Funeral Home, 30351 Dequindre, Madison Heights, MI 48071. Share a memory at edwardswansonandsonfuneralhome.com.
DeLOR CALVIN K., 80, of Dearborn, September 24, 2014. Mr. DeLor was a strong advocate for social equality for all people. Survived by his wife of 58 years, JoAnn; children, Diane (Bob Hyde), Lisa (Patricia Yulkowski), Steven (Bonnie Behr); also grandsons, Kevin Hyde, Jeremy DeLor; granddaughter, Abigail DeLor. A Memorial Celebration will be held at a later date for family and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Friends of the Detroit River, P.O. Box 725, Trenton, MI 48183
GERHARDT SUSAN E., 75, of Michigan passed away Sunday, September 28, 2014 in Valparaiso, Indiana. She was born June 22, 1939 in Detroit to Melton and Dorothy Zander, graduated from Mackenzie High School in 1957 and received a Master's degree from Wayne State University. Susan had been a Social Worker for the State of Michigan for over 25 years retiring in 1989. She enjoyed spending her leisure time reading and gardening, having also received a Master's degree in horticulture. Her husband, Victor A. Gerhardt, preceded her in death in 1981. Survivors include their son, Victor A. (Laura) Gerhardt of Valparaiso, IN, sister and brother, Dolly Zander and Fred Zander both of Florida and grandchildren, Nicholas and Victoria Gerhardt of Valparaiso, IN. A private family service will precede cremation in Valparaiso, IN. MoellerFuneralHome.com
HOBSON PATRICK DANIEL Son of Rev. Philip and Mary Hobson, passed into the loving arms of Jesus on Saturday, September 27, 2014 while being held and sung to by his loving family. Patrick was born October 29, 2013 in Detroit with a smile that lit up the PICU where he lived half his life. His life may have been far too short, but the extent of love he inspired will live forever in the hearts of many. Patrick is survived by his parents; his big sister, Mira; grandparents, David and Martha Hobson of Oak Ridge, Tennessee and Jerry and Joan Wright of Indianapolis, Indiana; aunts, uncles, and cousins; godparents Terry and Maria Davis of Charlotte, MI; his special people, Rev. Thomas and Kate Jones and Mary Selby of Lansing, MI; and many wonderful caregivers. A Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, October 6, 2014 at First Congregational Church of Charlotte, UCC, with Rev. Nicolette Siragusa and Rev. Greg Briggs officiating. Visitation will be from 2:00 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 5, 2014 at Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte, and from 10:00 11:00 a.m. at First Congregational Church of Charlotte just prior to the service. Interment will take place at Maple Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Mended Little Hearts, Children's Heart Foundation, Pediatric Congenital Heart Association, Ronald McDonald House of Detroit, or First Congregational Church of Charlotte (MI). Arrangements by Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.
JOHNSON ISABEL M. 87, of Farmington Hills, died September 29, 2014. Isabel was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 62 years, Harold "Hal"; and brothers, James and John Alexander. She is survived by devoted children, Stephen (Julie), David (Dawn), Cynthia (Duncan) James and Brian (Denise); cherished grandchildren, Michael (Paula), Bradley, Colin, Alexandra, Nicholas and Katherine; great-grandchildren, Abby and Leah; and her sister, Ann (Pete) Mitchell. Funeral Service Thursday, Oct. 2, 10 a.m. at the Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, 23720 Farmington Rd., (btw. 9-10 Mile Rds., just N of Grand River), downtown Farmington (248-474-5200). Visitation Wednesday 2-8 p.m. and Thursday 9-10 am. Interment Parkview Memorial, Livonia. Memorial tributes suggested to MI Humane Society. heeney-sundquist.com
KARPINSKI HUBERTA September 27, 2014. Age 89 of Redford. Beloved wife of the late Edward. Loving mother of Susan Tanielian, Rebecca Donnelly (Jeffrey Hitch) and Amy Jaward. Dear sister of Alfred, Larry, Romylta and Zaide. Dearest grandmother of Graig, Lana, Myron, Eric, Shaun, the late Joel, Jennifer and James. Loving great-grandmother of Brendan, Cameron, Kayla, Mia and Chloey. Huberta will be deeply missed by family and friends. Visitation Tuesday, September 30, 2014 from 2-9 p.m. at the Dearborn Chapel of Voran Funeral Home, 23701 Ford Road. (313) 278-5100. Funeral service Wednesday 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment Woodmere Cemetery. Donations may be made to Charity of Choice. Visit our online guestbook and share memories at www.voranfuneralhome.com
KEEPS LEO S. Beloved husband of 69 years of Frances Keeps; Cherished father of Erica J. (Harold D. Stolovitch) Keeps, Charles F. (Anthony Burke) Keeps and David A. Keeps; Sister of Harriette (the late Max Schwartz and the late Norman Ross) Schwartz; Brother-in-Law of the late Ruth and the late Jack Birnberg and the late Ellen and the late Jack Vorzimer; Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and a world of friends. SERVICES 10:30 A.M. WEDNESDAY AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL. 248.569.0020. INTERMENT AT ADAT SHALOM MEMORIAL PARK. www.irakaufman.com
KOSINSKI GERTRUDE September 28, 2014. Age 89, of Dearborn Heights. Beloved wife of the late Stanley. Loving mother of David and Kathleen (Charles) Schmitt. Cherished grandmother of Daniel, Jason, Michael and Elizabeth. Great grandmother of Lillyanna and Dustin Jr. Resting at L. J. Griffin Funeral Home, 7707 Middlebelt Rd. (at Ann Arbor Trail) Tuesday from 3-9 p.m. Prayer Service at 7 p.m. In state Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Grace Church, 23700 Joy Rd (E of Telegraph) until time of Mass at 10 a.m. Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at griffinfuneralhome.com
LAWRENZ, ELIZABETH "BETH" I. Age 97 of Howell, passed away at home on Friday, September 26, 2014. Born in Howell on September 11, 1917, she was the daughter of Bert and Lillian (Smith) Rubbins. A lifelong Howell resident, Beth was a 1933 graduate of Howell High School. She had been employed as a legal secretary in the Livingston County Prosecutor's Office as well as in private practice. Beloved wife of the late Harry W. Lawrenz (March 14, 2008) whom she married on October 2, 1943 in Howell. Dear aunt of Kay (Tom) Sparks of East Lansing and Anne Geissinger of Evansville, Indiana. No services will be held. Memorial contributions may be made to your favorite charity.
LYONS ROBERT R. Age 82 of Romeo. September 28, 2014. Beloved husband of Rosemary. Father of Mark (Kelly), Robin (David) Clearman, Scott (Billie Jo), Lisa (James) Jones, and Holly (Pat) Jenuwine. Grandfather of 12, great-grandfather of three. Brother of Barb Ganfield, Bette Ann (Marvin) Miller, Sally Franklin, and Susan (John) Cassidy. Preceded by granddaughter Paige Jenuwine and brother James. Funeral Wednesday 11 a.m. at St Paul's Episcopal Church, Romeo. Visitation Tuesday 1-8 p.m. at Malburg Funeral Home, Romeo MI. www.henrymmalburg.com
MASSERANT, JESSICA J. Age 44 of Fowlerville September 27, 2014. Visitation, Wednesday 2-4 and 6-8 pm with prayer service at 7 pm at Niblack Funeral Home. Arrangements by Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel. wwwniblackfuneralhome.com
NEWHOUSE CONNIE Age 72, died peacefully on September 27, 2014 with her children by her side after a year and a half long battle with lung cancer. Connie was born May 2, 1942, in Detroit, MI, the daughter of the late Arthur Westin and Karin Ulin Westin. Family and friends were Connie's passion and delight. She loved visiting California to spend time with her daughter Karin's family. She came out for every birthday for her grandchildren and always spent Christmas together so they could decorate Christmas cookies and host a Christmas Eve Swedish smorgasbord with family and friends. She also loved spending time with her nearby family and friends. Her dear cousin Joyce, and her sister-in-law Gloria and brother-in-law Ron were such an integral part of so much happiness throughout mom's life, as well as always there for her throughout her struggle with cancer. Connie is survived by her son, Kurt and her daughter, Karin and her loving husband, Chris, and her two adored grandchildren, Mackenna and Westin. She also leaves behind numerous loving relatives and friends. She is also predeceased by her brother Clarence (Wes) and sister Nancy. We will miss mom's energy, spirit, and beautiful smile, but are so grateful and proud to have been able to call her our mom. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be sent in her name to the American Lung Association, or to Caringbridge.org, which was instrumental in keeping mom's spirits up throughout with everyone's loving comments and sentiments.
NYGREN, BEATRICE MARLENE Age 77, of Fowlerville, died Friday Sept. 26, 2014 with her family by her side. She was born August 19, 1937 to Lyle E. and Ella Jean (Shafer) Cameron and married Daniel R. Nygren on June 11, 1955. He preceded her in death on June 2, 2004. Beatrice was a 1955 graduate of Fowlerville High School was a cook for Hillcrest and the School for the Blind and loved to read. Surviving are four children: William (Sally) Nygren, Joni (Mark) Krebs, Thomas (Renee) Nygren and Denise (Brian) Knaggs, nine grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, two sisters: Janet Heinrich and Linda Howe, brother: Gary (Gayle) Cameron and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband: Dan and grandson: Danny Krebs. She will be greatly missed. Services 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at Niblack Funeral Home with Bea's grandson: Josh Coleman officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Make A Wish. www.niblackfuneralhome.com
PAULSON EILEEN ANN, September 28, 2014, Age 71 in Alexandria, Virginia. Wonderful wife of the late Gary. Loving mother of Gordon (Megan), Catherine Swaney (Michael) and Linda. Devoted grandmother of Ben, Owen, Libby, P.J., and Will. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends Thursday 5-8 p.m. at A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Road (Between Maple and Big Beaver), 248-362-2500. Memorial Mass Friday 10 a.m. at Guardian Angels Catholic Church, 581 E. 14 Mile Road, Clawson. Memorials to St. Vincent de Paul. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
RABY BARBARA E. Age 68, of Taylor, passed away Friday, September 26, 2014. Survived by her husband Charles of 47 years; loving children, Sean, Shannon (Jeff) Stapleton, Jasen (Lisa), and Nathanael (Maia); nine grandchildren; siblings, Bill Rahn, Patrick Rahn, and Kathleen Kefauver. Funeral Service Tuesday, September 30, 11:00 a.m. (in state 10:00 a.m.), at Northline Baptist Church, 23695 Northline Rd., Taylor, MI 48180. Memorial tributes suggested to The American Cancer Society. heeney-sundquist.com
RAUSEI ANTHONY M. Age 88 September 28, 2014 Beloved husband of the late Virginia. Dearest father of Jeffrey A. (Paula) Rausei and Belinda Montroy. Dear grandfather of Steven, Sara, Anthony and Dominic. Loving great-grandfather of Rebecca and Daniel. Precious brother of Rose Kowal and the late Jane Giron, Basso P. Rausei, Lena Campbell, Pauline Rupnow, Carmella Rausei, Mary Ann Bell and Theresa Rupnow. In state Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. with Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. at St. Constance Catholic Church, 21555 Kinyon, Taylor. Visitation Tuesday, 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the Taylor Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 9800 S. Telegraph Road. Scripture Service Tuesday evening, 7:00 p.m. Interment at Our Lady of Hope Cemetery, Brownstown Twp. Share a memory at www.howepeterson.com
RICE GLENDORA MAE Age 85. September 27, 2014. Loving wife of the late Thomas Earl Rice. Beloved mother of Brenda Carol Rice. Dear sister of Stanley (Brigitte) Shipley and Charles (Louise) Shipley. Also survived by sisters-in-law Evelyn Shipley and Mary Shipley and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Margaret and Stanley Shipley, her husband Thomas, brothers Harold Shipley, Clyde Shipley, Paul Shipley and sister Dorothea Montgomery. Glendora was a life-long member of the First United Methodist Church of Plymouth and a proud retiree of Ford Motor Co. Visitation Tuesday, September 30 from 1-9p.m. at Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 Six Mile Road, Livonia. Funeral Service Wednesday, October 1 at 11a.m., with visitation at 10a.m., at the First United Methodist Church, 45201 North Territorial, Plymouth. Memorial donations can be made to the American Cancer Association or the First United Methodist Church of Plymouth Music Ministry. Share a memory at www.harryjwillfuneralhome.com.
SANDERSON, JAMES E. Howell, Michigan His Legacy... James Edward Sanderson, age 46, passed away suddenly September 26, 2014 in Genoa Township, MI. He was born on August 29, 1968 in Battle Creek, MI to James and Janice (Kinney) Sanderson. James was a police officer for 20 years with the Hamburg Township Police where he became a sergeant in 2004. He spent time as a Hamburg Township motorcycle officer, fire arms instructor, and Range Master. He was part of the Livingston and Washtenaw Narcotics Enforcement Team (LAWNET) for two years, and served one year as a DEA task force officer in Detroit, MI. James was an avid motorcycle rider and member of Warthogs. Jim was a devoted father who touched many lives. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him. His Family... James is survived by his son, Nick; mother, Janice Gorham; grandparents, Leola "Jerry" Sanderson, Pauline Kinney, and Junior Kinney; siblings, Linda Cosmos, Teresa Gowing, Tim Gorham, Tammy Gorham, Troy Gorham, Terry Gorham, Tracy Gorham, and Brandi Gorham; uncle, Dean (Mary Ann) Sanderson; aunts, Sharon Hollister, Cheryl Hulce, and Brenda Rhrer; and best friends, Mike (Constance) Knieper, Brandon (Kristina) Bullock, and Rob Tramel. James is preceded in death by his father, J. Larry Sanderson, and sister, Misti Gorham. His Farewell... Family and friends will gather 1-8 p.m., Wednesday, October 1, 2014, at Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Hamburg Chapel. His Healing Farewell will begin at 11 a.m., Thursday, October 2, 2014, at St. Mary Catholic Parish, 10601 Dexter Pinckney Road, Pinckney, MI 48169. Pastor Bill Donahue will serve as celebrant. Memorial contributions are suggested to Nick Sanderson for future designation and education expenses. Please leave a message of comfort to Jim's family by calling 1-877-231-7900 or sign the guestbook at www.borekjennings.com.
SHANK REV ROBERT JR., age 79, September 23, 2014. Born in Easton, Ohio to Robert Shank Sr. and Mary (Waggamon) Shank on October 30, 1934, he attended Heidelberg University in Tiffin for his Bachelor's and Kenyon University in Gambier, OH where he received his Masters in Divinity. He was ordained in the Episcopal Church in 1959 and served 2 years in Alaska and the next 8 years at St. John's in Detroit and St. James in Groves Isle. He "retired" from St. John's Episcopal Church in Plymouth in 1994 after 28.5 years. He moved to Tucson in 1997 and traveled the world visiting friends and teaching and performing interim ministries in Jerusalem, Mexico and London. Bob used his magnetic personality and caring soul to help people in need. He was a teacher, spiritual guide and friend to many. He was a proponent of The Enneagram, a system to increase consciousness and transform suffering, and was instrumental in establishing Enneagram communities in both Phoenix and Tucson. He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Faye Shank and Sylvia Zuercher. He will be missed by his sister, Peggy (Bill) Champion, nieces Cheryl (Michael) McMillan and Terri (Dave) D'Alessandro, nephews, Craig (Sandy) Champion and Paul Champion, several grand and great grand nieces and nephews, special friend Andrew Martin and countless close friends all over the world. He will be buried in St. John's Episcopal Church Memorial Garden. Memorial Service 11a.m. at St. John's, 574 S. Sheldon Rd., Plymouth, MI 48170 on May 23, 2015. In lieu flowers, donations to the church or Enneagram Studies In the Narrative Tradition Scholarship Fund, EANT Administrative Office, 20131 Spring Gulch Road, Morrison, CO 80465.
SMITH DOUGLAS T. July 29, 1948-September 27, 2014. Survived by long time partner, Judy Steffens; former spouse Margo K. Smith; sons Mark and Kurt Smith; siblings Janice (Robert) Romans and David (Nancy) Smith; niece Heather Romans; nephews Kyle and Justin Smith; and many lifelong friends. He was a lifelong member of the S.O.S., past member/ Treasurer of the Utica Polish Century Club, and past president of the Utica Area softball League. He was an avid softball player, golfer and the ultimate U of M fan. He will be deeply missed by all those he leaves behind. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the Diabetes of America Foundation. Visitation Thursday 2-9 p.m. at the Wasik Funeral Home, Inc., 49150 Schoenherr Rd. (N. of 22 Mile Rd.), Shelby Twp. Funeral on Friday at 11:00 a.m at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy made be shared with the family online at www.wasikfuneralhome.com.
STENGER DOROTHY M. September 29, 2014. Age 77 of Trenton. Beloved Wife of Joseph. Loving Mother of Tom (Angi), Karen, Barb (Gary) Flaishans, and Deborah. Dearest Grandmother of Brandon, Kelsey, and Zachary. Dear Sister of Robert and Steven Vincen. Visitation, Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 3 - 9 p.m., Rosary 7 p.m., John Molnar Funeral Home, 23700 West Rd., Brownstown. In state, Thursday, October 2, 2014, 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass, 10 a.m., Our Lady of the Woods Catholic Church, 21892 Gudith, Woodhaven. www.molnarfuneralhome.com
TYLL MICHAEL ANTHONY September 25, 2014. Age 58. Beloved husband of Lori (nee Cabaj). Loving father of Melissa (Christopher) Paradiso and Kyle Tyll (Macey Melford). Proud grandfather of Lilliana. Loving son of Bernard & Betty Tyll. Michael was a graduate of University of Michigan and proud supporter of Connecticut youth hockey, Trinity Pauling School, Merrimack College, and Sacred Heart University. His career began in 1980 with Stanley Black and Decker in Chesterfield Michigan as a staff accountant, progressing to President of Stanley Engineered Fastening and a member of the Stanley Black and Decker Executive Management Team. His passion was his family, friends, supporting youth sports, his numerous hobbies and his many business colleagues around the world. Visitation Wednesday 2-9 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons Inc. (Shelby Township), 54880 Van Dyke at 25 Mile Rd. Scripture Service and Sharing of Memories Wednesday 7:00 p.m. In state Thursday 9:30 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. time of Mass at St. Andrew Catholic Church, 1400 Inglewood (2 blocks E. of Rochester Rd. and S. of Tienken Rd.). Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guestbook" at WujekCalcaterra.com.
WITKOWSKI, THOMAS M. Age 71, born on July 6, 1943 in Detroit, Michigan and died on September 25, 2014 in Hartland, Michigan. Beloved husband of Mary DePizzo-Witkowski. Loving father of Amanda (Michael) Kube. Cherished grandfather of Logan, Cameron, Nicholas, Tristan, Elizabeth, and Gavin. Dear brother of Pamela (Mike) Werwinski and Harry Werwinski. Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. (gathering at 10:00 a.m.), at the Highland Chapel of the Elton Black & Son Funeral Home, 3295 East Highland Road, Highland, Michigan 48356. Memorials appreciated to the Dearborn Animal Shelter, 2661 Greenfield Rd, Dearborn, MI 48120. Please visit eltonblackandsonhighland.com
WOLFE SHIRLEY ANNE Age 69, passed away quietly at her home in Farmington Hills surrounded by family and friends. Beloved wife of almost 50 years to Harry L. Wolfe, loving mother to Scott (Jennifer) and Dana (Nikki), daughter to Margaret Hagel, eldest sister to Margo (Richard Simonian), and a devoted grandmother to four wonderful grandchildren, Brandon, Nicholas, Kennedy and Ryan. Shirley was a Registered Nurse for almost forty years, working alongside her closest classmates from the Grace Hospital School of Nursing (class of 1966). Shirley bravely fought her battle with a particularly aggressive form of Multiple Sclerosis, of which she was diagnosed with in 2010. She will be deeply missed by family and friends. Visitation Tuesday, September 30th at 3 p.m. at Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 W. 6 Mile Rd. in Livonia. Interment at Oakland Hills Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made in her name to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Michigan Chapter. Visit our online guest book and share memories at www.harryjwillfuneralhome.com
ZELINSKI BRIAN R. Age 51, September 27, 2014 Beloved husband of Susan for 25 years. Loving father of Anthony, Mary, and the late Tommy. Devoted brother of Michael, Barbara, and Susan. Dearest brother-in-law, son-in-law, and cherished uncle. Son of the late Richard and Doris. Visitation will be Wednesday from 3 to 8p.m. and Thursday from 1 to 9p.m. at Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 Six Mile Rd. in Livonia. Rosary at 7p.m. on Thursday. A Funeral Mass will take place on Friday, October 3, 2014, at 10:30a.m. at St. Edith Catholic Church, 15089 Newburgh Rd. in Livonia. Friends may visit the church beginning at 10a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to Families of SMA, 925 Busse Rd, Elk Grove Village, IL, 60007, are appreciated. Visit www.harryjwillfuneralhome.com