AMINE MAMIE (NEE LaHOOD) Age 79; March 9, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Assad. Loving mother of Eva (James) Cunningham, Joseph (Patricia), James (Aundrea), Anthony (the late Susan) and the late Joseph Assad. Dearest grandmother of Maris, Natalie, Samantha, Jacob, James, Lia, Nicole, Alexander, Marcus, Amanda, Andrew, and Charles Assad. Dear sister of Rosemary Bedway and the late Louis LaHood. Visitation Tuesday 3-9 p.m. with prayer service 7 p.m. at Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home, Inc., 16300 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe Park. Funeral Wednesday; Instate 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass 10:00 a.m. at St. Maron Maronite Catholic Church, 11466 Kercheval, Detroit. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Maron Maronite Catholic Church. Light a candle and share a memory at: www.verheyden.org
BLOOD, LEONARD, M. Age 89, of Brighton passed away March 7, 2014. He was born September 16, 1924 the son of Harrison and Anna (Dittler) Blood. On September 22, 1951 he married Helen Ann Dryden Cruickshank in Detroit. Leonard was a member of the V.F.W. Post 4357 in Brighton, Elks Club in Pontiac and the Brighton Senior Center. He was an avid golfer, bowler, and fisherman. Leonard had a natural talent as a musician and artist who inspired his grandchildren in these areas. He worked as a seaman on an ore carrier on the Great Lakes and was also a crane operator on the NY/Chicago/St. Louis line for the railroad in Conneaut, Ohio. Leonard served his country in WWll with the U.S. States Army in the 97th Mechanized Reconnaissance Troop, and was awarded 2 Bronze Stars. Prior to his retirement in 1985 he had been employed at Chas A. Strelinger for 35 years. He is survived by his children: Dean (Laurie) and Christine (Karl), grandchildren: Heather, Shannon, Nathaniel, Elayna, and also the 2nd love of his life Gladys Howe. He was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years Helen, three brothers: Wilbur, Mervin, Frederick. Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at Keehn Funeral Home. Visitation will be held Tuesday, March 11, 2014 from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. Memorial contributions in Leonard's name may be made to Angel House Rescue Orphanage with envelopes available at the funeral home. Please visit Leonard's Book of Memories at www.keehnfuneralhome.com
BOGART ANN Age 62 of Harrison Township passed away March 9, 2014. Beloved wife of Norman J. Brodsky. Dear sister of Diane Brooks, Valerie (Randy) McKnee, Steven Kotwicki and the late Stephanie Kotwicki. Loving aunt of Veronica and her siblings and cousins. Stepmother of Sheri Brodsky and Jeffrey (Jessica) Brodsky. Step-grandmother of Jeremy Brodsky. Ann will also be missed by friends and family by whom she was cherished.
CAIN, ZACHARY "ZAC" ALAN Age 19 of Howell, passed away at home on Monday morning, March 10, 2014 following a two year long battle with cancer. Born in Howell on April 22, 1994, he was the son of Alan D. and Jill M. (Brandenburg) Cain. A lifelong Howell area resident, Zac was a 2012 graduate of Howell High School. He served as an assistant swim coach for Howell Public Schools and in addition to swimming, Zac enjoyed golf and hunting. After being diagnosed, he was determined to beat the disease and spent numerous hours of research exploring alternative and traditional ways to beat it. Loving son of Alan and Jill Cain and brother of Matt of Howell. Also survived by his girlfriend, Amanda Goerge of Howell; Grandparents, Bob and Joann Cain of Warren, Barbara and Steve Shassberger of Howell; aunts, uncles and cousins, Amy and Shane Garrison and their children, Shayna and Austen of Fowlerville, Lori and Mark Schultz and their daughter Becky of Howell, Bob and Lisa Cain and their children Iain and Delaney of Howell. Visitation Wednesday, 1 to 8 p.m. at MacDonald's Funeral Home, Howell (517-546-2800). Zac attended St. Joseph Catholic Church, 440 E Washington St. (at Fowler St.) Howell where funeral services will be held Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 11 a.m. (in state at church 10 a.m.). Memorial contributions are suggested to the Rainbow Connection or the Eric Hartwell Foundation. Please visit the family's online guestbook at macdonaldsfuneralhome.com
CARROLL JAMES V. March 9, 2014, age 91 of Detroit. Leaves behind many loving family members and friends. A funeral mass will be held Wednesday at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 15020 Hampton Rd. Grosse Pointe Park, MI 11:00a.m., In state 10:30a.m. Interment will take place at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Please share memories at Fredwoodfuneralhome.com
CHILDRESS, ROBERT ALLEN His Legacy Robert Allen Childress, age 75, passed away March 7, 2014. He was born March 1, 1939 in Detroit, MI to Joseph and Simone (VanAsche) Childress. He served in the U.S. Air Force for ten years. Robert married the love of his life, Julia, on December 26, 1958 in Roseville, MI. He was a truck driver for E & L Transport until he retired in 2004. Robert was a hard worker and a family man. He enjoyed camping with his family. Robert will be missed by all who knew him. His Family Robert is survived by his wife, Julia; sons, Robert (Liesa) of Marysville, WA, Richard of Hamburg, MI; daughter, Rouchell Childress of Port Charlott, FL; seven grandchildren, Tiffany, Christopher, Nicholas, Kenneth, Alexis, Deja, Kayla and one great-grandchild Kegan. He is also survived by his sister, Phyllis Fisher. He is preceded in death by his parents and granddaughter, Alexis Childress. His Farewell Robert's family and friends will gather on Monday, March 10, 2014 from 3-8 p.m. at Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Hamburg Chapel. His Healing Farewell will be Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 11 a.m. with a gathering starting at 10 a.m., at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Hamburg, MI. Rev. Dr. Evan Gaertner will be officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church, American Stroke Foundation, or a charity of one's choice. Please leave a message of comfort to Robert's family by calling 1-877-231-7900 or sign the guest book at: www.borekjennings.com
CROUCH, FLORENCE L. Age 105, of Brighton, passed away Sunday, March 9, 2014. Arrangements will be announced later. Arrangements by MacDonald's Funeral Home, Howell (517-546-2800).
DAVENPORT DAVID C. Age 74, went to be with the Lord March 9, 2014. Beloved husband of 51 years of Joyce. Loving father of Mark (Karen), Steve (Cindy) and Daniel (Karen). Also survived by seven grandsons and five granddaughters. Dear brother of Beverly Glotzhober and the late Joan Ziegler. Visitation at the R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Home, 15451 Farmington Rd., Livonia, Wednesday from 3-8 p.m. and Thursday from 10 a.m. until Funeral Service at 11 a.m. Memorial contributions may be directed to Wellspring Lutheran Services of Livonia. Please share a memory at www.rggrharris.com
DENNIS TONI ANN (NEE KAZANJIAN) Age 54, passed away on March 8, 2014. She is survived by her daughter Stacy (Glenn) Bradburn, granddaughters Makayla and Madison, her mother Barbara Kazanjian and sister Gina Mabry. A memorial gathering will be held on Thursday, March 13th from 3:00-7:00pm with a memorial service at 7:00pm, at PHILLIPS FUNERAL HOME, 122 W. Lake St. South Lyon, MI 48178. Online guest book www.phillipsfuneral.com
FATTORI, ROGER "GUY" PINCKNEY, MICHIGAN His Legacy Roger "Guy" Fattori, age 78, of Pinckney, MI, passed away at home, March 6, 2014. He was born on August 7, 1935, to Ruggero Giovanni and Catherine Natalie (Chervo) Fattori. On May 13, 2005 he married his cherished companion of 31 years, Annette Vigilanti, in Pinckney, MI. Roger was an outdoors man who strived to make every day nicer than the day before. His Family Roger will be deeply missed by his wife; his siblings, Dolores Barrowman of Crystal Falls, MI, and Jerry (Glenrose) Fatturi of Crystal Falls, MI; his aunt, Gloria Chervo of Crystal Falls, MI; and nephews, Bryan (Kelly) Fatturi of Elko, MN, and Roger (Cindy) Barrowman of Shorewood, IL. He is preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law, Robert Barrowman. His Farewell Family and friends will gather 2 p.m.-8 p.m., Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Hamburg Chapel. Roger's Healing Farewell will be held Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with a gathering at 12 p.m. prior to the farewell. Memorial donations are suggested to the Starry Skies Equine Rescue and Sanctuary. A Memorial Service will be held in Crystal Falls, MI at a later date. Please leave a message of comfort for Roger's family at 1-877-231-7900, or sign his guestbook at: www.borekjennings.com
GIAIMO ANGELO March 9, 2014, Age 85 of Plymouth. Loving husband of the late Rosalie. Beloved father of Nina (Jim) Smithpeters, Matthew, Joseph (Lauren), and John (Sheryl). Proud grandpa of Jennifer, John, David, Elizabeth, Payton and Shane. Proud Co-Founder and Long-time member of the Downriver Italian American Club. Visitation Thursday 2-9 p.m. at Vermeulen Funeral Home, 46401 W Ann Arbor Rd (btwn Sheldon & Beck) Plymouth. Scripture Service Thursday 7 p.m. In state Friday 10 a.m. until the 10:30 a.m. Funeral Mass at St. Thomas a'Becket Catholic Church, 555 S. Lilley Rd, Canton. Entombment Knollwood Memorial Park, Canton. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimers Association. To share a message of condolence, please visit vermeulenfuneralhome.com
GRAINGER, DORIS MILDRED A native of Howell, and current resident of Webberville, Michigan, died on March 6, 2014 at the age of 94. Doris is preceded in death by Gilbert, her beloved husband of over fifty-eight years; her son, Dan Grainger of Webberville; grandchildren, Dan and Christopher Lee Grainger; great grandchildren, Kyle, Kayla, Jonathan and Justin James "JJ" Grainger and many extended family members and dear friends. Visitation will be held at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 404 E. Liberty St., Milford, on Tuesday, March 11th, from 10 a.m. until 12 Noon. Burial will follow in Highland Cemetery. For further information please phone 248-684-6645 or visit www.LynchFuneralDirectors.com
GROZENSKI THERESA A. March 8, 2014. Age 82. Beloved sister and sister-in- law of the late Arthur and Angeline Szczesniak. Dear aunt of Carol (Joseph) Kot, Glenn (Margaret) Szczesniaki, Gary (Jacquelyn) Szczesniak and Lori (James) Stumpo. Dear aunt and god mother of the late Robert Szczesniak. Loving great aunt of Bonnie, Jeanette, Linda, Leslie, Madison, John, Jeffery, Kyle and Melissa and great aunt of five. Dearest friend of Diana Cicci. Theresa retired from Mich Con as a supervisor in the data entry department. Visitation Wednesday 2-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Scripture service at the Wasik Funeral Home, Inc. 49150 Schoenherr (N. of 22 Mile) Shelby Twp. In state Thursday 9:30 a.m. until Funeral Mass 10 a.m. at St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church, 48115 Schoenherr (N. of 21 Mile) Shelby Twp. Interment at Resurrection Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.wasikfuneralhome.com
JOANNIDES MICHAEL Cherished husband of Kaye Anne. Beloved father of Anne (Alan) Carbajo. Loving papa of Alan Jr, Katie, Julia, and Michael. Dearest brother of Evagoras (JoAnn) and Suzanne (William) Morris. Dear uncle to Debra (Tommy) Mayo, Cheryl (Derik) Goodall, and Robert Joannides. Visitation at the Arthur J Vanlerberghe funeral home, 30600 Harper Ave, St. Clair Shores, on Wednesday from 3-9 p.m. Funeral Service at the funeral home on Thursday at 10:30 a.m., instate 10 a.m. Share memories at vanfuneral.com
LECHOWICZ JANE K. March 8, 2014, age 55 of Garden City. Beloved wife of Leon. Loving mother of Matthew. Cherished daughter of James (Shirley) Frost and the late Beverly. Dear sister of Kathy (Dan) Frame, Jim Frost and Bob Frost. Also leaves many aunts and uncles. Visitation Wednesday 6:30p.m. until the 8 p.m. Funeral Service at Vermeulen Funeral Home, 980 N. Newburgh Road (between Ford Road and Cherry Hill) Westland. Interment Great Lakes National Cemetery. Memorial Contributions directly to the family would be appreciated. To share a memory, please visit vermeulenfh.com
Locklear Maples LURA "ANN" In memory of GODs true angel in heaven as was on earth. A christian a beautiful woman with a heart of gold. She is survived by her father Arnold W. Locklear; a daughter and her much loved granddaughter Tiffany A. Trump; her brother and sister in law Dennis and Patty Locklear; by her long time fiancé and companion Robert Whitton of Clarkston, MI who loved, adored and worshiped his beloved Ann. A heart breaking loss for family, friends and all that knew her. Funeral Service at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, 2701 Cleveland Road, Dalton, GA 30721, Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 4:00 p.m. Family will receive friends from 2:00 until the time of service at 4:00 p.m. To send a condolence go to www.CoatsFuneralHome.com/Obituaries.
MAHIN ESTHER LEE 86 years old, passed away Saturday on March 08, 2014. Survived by her niece, Claudia Ivey and Claudia's husband David Ivey. Three grand nieces, and one grand nephew, four great-grand nephews and two great-grand nieces. Esther now joins her parents and one brother and sister in law in the life beyond. She didn't want a Funeral, but a wake in the planning.
McDERMOTT PATRICIA A. (DUPUIS) Age 67, Born August 26,1946, Passed away February 04, 2014. Dear Mother of John and Sherri, sister to Michael (Anne), Jimmy, Doug (Marilyn), Dean, Richard, and David. Grandmother to Bryan, Taylor, Jimmy and Marshall. May she Rest in Peace.
McFADDEN ILA EDNA died peacefully in her South Lyon home at the age of 89, surrounded by her family on Saturday March 8, 2014. Ila was born to the late John and Edna Schwochow on July 5, 1924. After graduating from Wyandotte High School, where she was a member of the orchestra, swam on the high school team, and was a member of the girls athletic association, she worked as a secretary to the mayor of the City of Dearborn. After World War II, Ila married her high school sweetheart, Richard Earl McFadden. She went to work at Ford Motor Company as a Public Affairs secretary. Soon after that they started a family, purchased an 80 acre farm in South Lyon, Michigan, and raised register, Black Angus beef cattle. She was active in the PTA, the United Methodist Church, and the Girl Scouts. In 1969, Ila and her husband started McFadden Industries, a steel slitting business in New Hudson, Michigan. Ila was a member of the South Lyon community for 65 years. Ila was an avid china painter, scuba diver, wilderness explorer, and she loved to fish and catch lobsters in the Florida Keys. Ila is survived by her four children: Carol Fleischer, and husband Mitchell, Robert McFadden and wife Dolores, Loren McFadden, and Janine McFadden. She is also survived by three grandsons: Ethan Fleischer and wife Rachel, Daniel Fleischer, Robert McFadden and wife Whitney, and granddaughter Caroline McFadden. Ila has five great-grandchildren: Alek Fleischer, Henry Fleischer, Zachary Fleischer, Asher McFadden, and Scarlet McFadden. Visitation will be at Phillips Funeral Home Tuesday, March 11, 2:00 pm. 7:00 pm. Funeral services will be held at South Lyon First United Methodist Church on Wednesday at 11:00 am. Online guest book at www.phillipsfuneral.com
MEJIA LUIS March 7, 2014. Age 79 of Melvindale. Beloved husband of Maria. Loving father of Luis S. (Johanna) Mejia, Linda (Lewis) Duffing, Manuel (Crystale) Mejia. Dearest grand-father of Katherine, Christopher, and Thomas. We will love you forever and you are in our prayers always. Visitation Wednesday, March 12, 2014 from 2- 9 p.m. at the Allen Park Chapel of Voran Funeral Home, 5900 Allen Rd. (313) 928-2300. In state Thursday 9:30 a.m. with a 10:00 a.m. Mass of the Resurrection to follow at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church, 19624 Wood St, Melvindale. Interment St. Hedwig Cemetery.
MYERS JAMES DAVID age 65 of Clinton Twp., passed away surrounded by his loving family on March 8, 2014. He retired from the flooring industry after 45 years of service. Survived by his wife, Trudy; children, James II (Darlene) and Darlene (James) Lewis; grandchildren, Natasha, Anthony, Amy, Nicole, James III; great- grandchildren, Tyler, Dominic, Maya and Savanna; special sister, Susan (George) Binno and many extended loved ones and dear friends. Visitation at Lee-Ellena Funeral Home, 46530 Romeo Plank, Macomb (between Hall and 21 Mile) on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 from 2-9 p.m. Funeral service also at the funeral home on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 11 a.m. (in state 10:30 a.m.). Please leave a memory at lee-ellenafuneralhome.com
NEWMAN ANNA L. Age 99. May 9, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Orval. Loving mother of Kenneth Newman and the late Karen Morton. Cherished grandmother of Jeff, Steve, Teri, Karen, Kimberly, Kristine, Kenny, and Kandy. Also many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Funeral at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Road (between 14-15 Mile Rds.) Thursday 1 p.m. Friends may visit beginning at 10 a.m. Obituary and condolences at lynchfuneraldirectors.com
ROSEN DR. HAROLD Beloved husband of 64 years of Lorrie Rosen. Cherished father of Sydell (Dr. Allan Michael) Grant and Ellyn (Jeffrey Paul) Weigand. Proud grandfather of Dr. Kevin David Grant and Dr. Paul Aaron Grant. Loving brother of the late Dr. Marvin Rosen. Devoted son of the late David and the late Doris Harris Rosen. Dear brother-in-law of Arlene and the late Ernest Lee Stovack. SERVICES 12:00 P.M. WEDNESDAY AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL. 248-569-0020. INTERMENT AT CLOVER HILL PARK CEMETERY. www.irakaufman.com
SANDERS DAVID EDGAR March 8, 2014. Age 43. He was the youngest son of Len and Fran Sanders of Shelby Township. He leaves behind one son, Mark David Sanders, brothers, Dr. James Sanders Jr./Loretta, John Sanders and a sister, Julie Pelton/Jerry and a very special friend, April Lampkowski, also nephews Mike Pelton, Jim Sanders III, and niece Kathryn Pelton. Dave was a graduate of Lawrence Technological University with a degree in mechanical engineering. He was employed as a project engineer in the TARDAC group at the Detroit Arsenal. His family wants to give a special thanks to all of his co-workers in the TARDAC group for their support and generosity during his year long struggle with colon cancer. His greatest joys in life were estate sales, flea markets, taking a annual road trip with his son and fishing at the family cottage on Harsens Island with his son and father. Visitation Thursday 3-9 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons Inc., (Shelby Twp.) 54880 Van Dyke at 25 Mile Rd. In state Friday 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. time of Funeral Service at St. Peter Lutheran Church, 17051 24 Mile Rd. at Romeo Plank. Memorials to the Mark Sanders College Fund appreciated. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guestbook" at WujekCalcaterra.com
SMALLEY ROBERT L. "BOB" 90, of Largo, went to his heavenly home on March 3, 2014; joining his beloved wife Myra who passed away five days earlier. Born and raised in Detroit/Utica, MI, married Myra and lived in Utica until they retired to Clearwater, FL in 1971. He was a World War II Veteran. He was Quality Control Engineer for several companies in Michigan and Ohio. He was VP and General Manager of the Champion Bait Company and Champion Industries in St. Clair, MI. After retiring to Clearwater, he work for the Pinellas County Housing Authority. His survivors are son Charles (Rebecca) of Clearwater; daughter Roberta (Dr. Richard) Kidd; granddaughter Richele (Dr. Donald) Collins and great-granddaughters, Reagan and Kendall Collins; grandson Robert (Julie) Kidd and great-grandson Brandon Kidd, all of Belleair Beach; and Goddaughter Jody Ewbank of Harbor Springs, MI. A private Memorial Service for Bob and Myra will be held at Bethel Lutheran Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to Suncoast Hospice Foundation, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33760 or Bethel Lutheran Church, 3166 McMullen Booth Rd, Clearwater, FL 33761. Please sign guestbook at: www.VeteransFuneralCare.com Veterans Funeral Care Clearwater.
SMALLEY MYRA M. 92 of Largo, went to her heavenly home on Feb. 26, 2014. Born and raised in Fraser/Utica, MI, married Robert and lived in Utica until they retired to Clearwater, FL in 1971. Her survivors are Robert L. Smalley, husband of 72 years; son Charles (Rebecca) of Clearwater; daughter Roberta (Dr. Richard) Kidd; granddaughter Richele (Dr. Donald) Collins and great-granddaughters, Reagan and Kendall Collins; grandson Robert (Julie) Kidd and great-grandson Brandon Kidd, all of Belleair Beach; sister Eva Schans of Tawas City, MI; and goddaughter Jody Ewbank of Harbor Springs, MI. Myra was preceded in death by her brother Jim Beier of Caro, MI. A private Memorial Service for Myra and husband Bob, who passed away five days later, will be held at Bethel Lutheran Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to Suncoast Hospice Foundation, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33760 or Bethel Lutheran Church, 3166 McMullen Booth Rd, Clearwater, FL 33761. Please sign guestbook at: www.VeteransFuneralCare.com. Veterans Funeral Care - Clearwater
SMITH, VELNA (NEE ELDRED) Age 83, a longtime resident of Brighton, passed away on March 7, 2014. Survived by Ralph, her beloved husband of 60 years, and their children, Joe (Beckey) Smith of Grayling, Sandi Smith of Ann Arbor, Dianna Smith of Brighton, Roxann (Tom Kurkowski) Smith of Ann Arbor, Ralph Wayne Smith of New Hudson; brother, Glen (Darlene) Eldred; many extended family members and dear friends. Velna was preceded in death by her son, Ernest Joseph Walsh; brothers, Arthur, Robert, Carl and William Eldred. Her family was well known in the area as owners and operators of Eldred Bakery in Howell for over 30 years. Velna also worked for Kroger Grocery in Brighton for 21 years. Visitation from Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 600 E. Main St., Brighton, Saturday, March 15, 11 AM until time of service. Funeral Service at 1 PM. Memorials encouraged to the Salvation Army or Kidney Foundation. For further information please contact Lynch & Sons, 810-229-2905.
TOBIA, RICKY G. Age 59, of Prudenville, formerly of Fowlerville. Memorial visitation 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 11 at Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel Fowlerville.
WARNER, DEVON MYLES of Milford and Pinckney, passed away suddenly on March 8 , 2014. He was 23 years old. Devon is survived by his mother, Jennifer (Matthew) Stimson; father, Thomas Warner; brother, Trevor Stimson; grandparents, James and Joyce Smith, Thomas and Sonna Blatter, aunts, Janet (Ross) Smith-Hickman and Trudy (Dave) Sligh; uncles, Scott T. (Catherine) Smith and Timothy (Becca) Warner; Also survived by many extended family and dear friends.Funeral from Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 404 E. Liberty St., Milford, MI 48381 on Tuesday, March 11 at 1:30 PM. Pastor Richard Stimson to officiate. Friends may visit Monday from 5-9 PM. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Devon Warner Memorial Fund, checks payable to: Jennifer Stimson. For further information please call 248-684-6645 or visit www.LynchFuneralDirectors.com
WEISS ALBERT F. Age 88 March 8, 2014. Beloved husband of the late Shirley and the late Maxine. Dear father of Lee (Laurie), Mike (Joyce), Dan, Pat (Ed) and Mark (Shelia). Grandfather of 16. Great-grandfather of 13. Brother of Margaret Ross. Visitation Wednesday 3-8 p.m. with Funeral Service Thursday 11:30 a.m. At the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 N. Inkster Rd., Garden City (Between Ford Rd. & Cherry Hill). www.santeiufuneralhome.com
WENDELL SHIRLEY ANN Age 78. Beloved wife of Robert. Dear mother of David (Kim), Terry (Carolyn), Doug (Tina) and Don. Grandmother of Stephen, Michael, Andrew, Hunter and Lucas. Sister of Arlene Rach. Sister-in-law of Dorothy Tolley. Class of 1953 Denby High School. Visitation Wednesday 3-9 p.m. at the Sterling Heights Chapel of the E. J. Mandziuk & Son Funeral Directors, 3801 18 Mile, (N.W. corner of Ryan). Prayers 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be given to American Lung Association, 1475 E. Twelve Mile Rd., Madison Heights, Michigan 48071.
WIERZBICKI THOMAS JOSEPH Age 63, March 7, 2014. Loving father of Michael and Sarah Wierzbicki. Beloved grandfather of Tyler, Payge, Ava, and Elly. Brother of Mary Margaret (Warren) Pay, and Joseph (Brenda) Wierzbicki. Also survived by many other loving relatives and friends. Visitation Wednesday 2 to 8 p.m. with a Rosary recital at the Adragna Obarzanek Funeral Home, 33250 Ryan, Sterling Heights. Funeral Thursday, in state at 10:00 a.m. until the time of Mass at 10:30 a.m. at St. Clare of Montefalco Catholic Church, 1401 Whittier, Grosse Pointe Park. aofuneralhome.com