ALEXANDER HELEN, age 89 passed away September 1, 2015. Loving wife of Milton. Cherished mother of Michael (Leslie), Kate, and John (Vassoula) Alexander. Caring grandmother of Brooke, Bryan (Rachael), Milton, and Despina and great-grandmother of Olivia and Michael. Dear sister of Georgia (Fred) Sleder. Visitation Thursday 4-8 p.m. with a Trisiagon 7 p.m. at McCabe Funeral Home, 31950 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. In state Friday 10:30 a.m. with Funeral Service 11 a.m. at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church, 25225 Middlebelt Rd., Farmington. Interment at Grandlawn Cemetery, on Grand River E. of Telegraph, Detroit. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the church in her name. www.mccabefuneralhome.com
BARTHEL PAUL H., died peacefully on August 30, 2015 at Autumn Woods Nursing Care. Beloved husband of Joyce (Klein) for 55 years. Paul and Joyce married on June 18, 1960. He was employed at J. L. Hudson from 1958 to 1967. He owned and operated C.B. Fire Protection from 1968 until his retirement in 2012. He is survived by his three children, Michael (Tracy) Barthel, Wendy (Roger) Matheny and Cindy (Lee) Klott. Loving grandfather of Justin, Becky, Alex, Shelby, Kurtis, Matt, Megan and Heather. Also survived by his loving dog, Bella. Dear brother of Ralph (Betty) Barthel. Dear uncle of Donald (Tamara) Barthel and Suzanne (Dale) Massey. Paul enjoyed Tiger games, Air Shows and Nascar. He loved his field trips and sleepovers with his grandchildren. Visitation Friday 2-9 p.m. at the Wasik Funeral Home, Inc. 11470 Thirteen Mile Road (west of Hoover), Warren. In state Saturday 9 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass 10:00 a.m. at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 22412 Overlake St. (E. on Greater Mack) St. Clair Shores. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.wasikfuneralhome.com
BECKER CURLY Age 82, born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Died suddenly Wednesday, August 26, at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. Curly was the loving husband to the very recently departed Teddy Becker, they were married for 58 years. Dear father of Tony (Ranelle) and Karen Willard, (Chuck). Grandfather of seven. Curly retired after 32 years as an engineer at GM. Mostly at the GM Tech Center and later as the Tech Center Liason, running the Mansfield, Ohio plant. He was a numbered member of the National Ski Patrol, and started or ran many Ski Patrol programs. A skilled medical advisor for skiing programs. He was an accomplished wood carver, winning many awards for his carvings. He built many very large, and intricate H.O. and N scale trains. And won a First Prize at the Colorado State Fair for one of his train layouts. A memorial service for Curly and Teddy will take place at Lakeland Manor in St. Clair Shores, on Sunday, September 20th from 1-3 p.m. "Opa" is already missed.
BELLOW OLIVER "OLLIE" Age 85, longtime resident of Warren, died peacefully August 31, 2015 surrounded by the love of his family. Ollie is the beloved husband of 60 years to Marylyn; dearest father of Jeffrey (the late Donna) Bellow, Mary Eulitz and Scott (Wendy) Bellow; cherished grandfather of Chris, James, Nick, Eric, Stacy and Marielle; and dear brother of Harry (Kathleen) Bellow, Dolores (the late Al) Keber, Joan (Thomas) Lawrence and the late Grace Wyatt. A memorial gathering will be held at Faulmann & Walsh Golden Rule Funeral Home, 32814 Utica Road, Fraser, on September 4, 2015 from 10 a.m. until the time of Memorial Service at 12 noon. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society of Michigan, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202 or go to www.lls.org. Share memories at www.faulmannwalsh.com
BIESIADECKI ALBERT S. August 31, 2015. Beloved husband of the late Elizabeth "Betty Lou". Dearest father of Deborah (Eugene) Piestrak, and Michael (Lois Alkhouri). Loving Dziadzia of Danielle (Wayne), Jason and Lindsey. Loving Pradzia of Elizabeth. Dearest brother of Estelle, Evelyn (Tom) Evasic and Pat (Larry) Bellino. Dearest brother-in-law of Richard (the late Joan) Piurkowski. Loving friend and companion of Bernie Fudala. Loving uncle to many nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends Thursday and Friday from 1-8 p.m. with Rosary Friday at 7 p.m. at Stanley Turowski Funeral Home, 25509 W. Warren, Dearborn Hgts. In state Saturday at 9:30 a.m. until Mass at 10:00 a.m. at St. Linus Catholic Church. Share condolences at www.stanleyturowskifuneralhome.com .
BIONDI PAUL S., Age 44, passed away August 26, 2015 in his home in Minnesota after a long battle with ALS. Survived by his wife, Christine; parents Ron and Mary; brother John. Paul was Godfather to Marley; Uncle to Anna, Rebecca, Aleana and Kaila. Paul grew up in Dearborn Heights before enlisting in the US Air Force. He was a loving husband, a great friend, and loved by all for his sense of humor. Services will be held in Minneapolis.
BOLDEA, CHARLES Age 88, of Livonia. August 27, 2015. Service to be held at VFW 4012 Northville, more details at casterlinefuneralhome.com
BOLDEA, CHARLES Age 88, a resident of Livonia since 1975, formerly of Northwest Detroit, passed away on August 27, 2015. He was born March 26, 1927 in Detroit, Michigan; son of Charles and Mary (nee Skvarek) Boldea. Charles was united in marriage to Marilynn J. Stachowski on October 25, 1958; they spent over 56 loving years together. He proudly served his country as a Watch Captain in the Marine Corps during World War II. The war ended while Charles was in boot camp, but once he finished boot camp he was sent to Guam for the cleanup efforts. Charles was a dedicated Detroit Police Officer serving in the Motorcycle Division; he retired in 1975. He then began a career working for the Office of Inspector General for the State of Michigan as an investigator, retiring in 1992. He was an active member of the VFW Post 4012 in Northville and a member of the Northville Moose Lodge. Charles enjoyed playing golf, bowling, and gardening. He loved walking through Hines Park daily; he also liked hiking and camping. Charles was a very loyal friend and a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather. He is survived by his loving wife Marilynn J. Boldea; his daughters, Diane (Kurt) Straub, Deborah Reyes, and Denise Boldea; and his grandchildren Justin, Erica, Jeff, Jonathan, Raquel, Gabriel, and Angelo. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Helen Kallis. A memorial service will be held at the VFW 4012 of Northville on Sunday, September 13, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. Memorial contributions would be appreciated to the VFW Post 4012, 438 South Main Street, Northville, MI 48167.
BOOR, PAMELA KAYE Age 63, died September 1, 2015. Pamela was born April 12, 1952 in Detroit to the late Watie and Velma (Ramsey) Brewer. Beloved wife of Philip. Dearest mother of Joshua, Jeremiah and Jacob (Laura) Boor. Loving and proud grandmother of Julian. Dear sister of Gary Brewer. Visitation Friday 2:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at the A. H. Peters Funeral Home, 32000 Schoenherr, Warren. Funeral service Saturday 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Chris Zarbaugh from Kensington Church officiating. Entombment to follow at Cadillac Memorial East Cemetery, Clinton Township. ahpeters.com
BOSCAGLIA LEWIS J. Age 52, September 1, 2015 Beloved Husband of Suzy (nee Fernholz) Loving Father of Nick and Caiti. Dear Son of Lew and Carol Brother of Dawn (Greg) Daniel, and Dave (Julie) Son-in-law of Luke and the late Marie Fernholz Brother-in-law of Dave (Barbara) Fernholz, Mickie (Doug) Kuligowski, Patty (Dale) Laur, Terri (Mike) Corcoran. Also Survived by many loving Nieces and Nephews. Member of K of C Council #12403~St. Thecla and 4th Degree Knight-Council #11772~St. John Vianney Visitation at the Wm Sullivan & Son Funeral Home 8459 Hall Road (3 Blks E. of Van Dyke) Utica Thursday 6-9 p.m. and Friday 2-9 p.m. with K of C Rosary 7 pm Instate Saturday 9:30 a.m. at St. Lawrence Church 44633 Utica Road (Btwn Van Dyke & M-59) Utica until time of Mass 10 a.m. Please share a memory at www.sullivanfuneraldirectors.com
BURKE, JANE ANN Age 68, lifelong resident of Howell and Special Education teacher for LESA for 44 years, passed away at her home Tuesday, September 1, 2015. Memorial services for Jane will be Friday at 10 a.m. at First United Methodist Church Howell. Visitation Thursday from 2-8 p.m. at MacDonald's Funeral Home, Howell (517-546-2800). The ARC has established the Jane Burke ARC Angel Memorial Fund, c/o ARC of Livingston County, 2980 Dorr Rd., Brighton, MI 48116. The fund will be used for the needs of the population she worked with throughout her life. It will allow the ARC to provide immediate access to clothing, food, and transportation to people with disabilities. It's exactly what Jane would have wanted. Please sign the family's online guestbook at macdonaldsfuneralhome.com
CIPPONERI NICHOLAS R. "NICK" Age 97 August 31, 2015 Beloved husband of the late Geraldine and Eva. Dear father of Evette (The late Chuck) Priestap and James (Connie). Proud grandfather of Michele Brown, Laurie Clausen, and Cameron. Great-grandfather of Devin, Logan, Ashley, Easton and Addison. Step grandfather of Nicole, Thomas, Matthew and Jonathan. Step-great-grandfather of 12. Brother of August and the late Pauline Sinatra. He retired from Ford Motor Company World Headquarters as General Manager of Food Services in 1985.His career at Ford spanned 47 years which included the Golden age of the auto industry. Visitation at the O'Brien/Sullivan Funeral Home 41555 Grand River Novi Thursday 2-8 p.m. Scripture Service Thursday 7:15 p.m. In state at St Fabian Church 32200 Twelve Mile Farmington Hills Friday 10:00am until the funeral Liturgy at 10:30 a.m. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Donations in memory of Nick may be made to the charity of your choice. On line sympathy message at www.obriensullivanfuneralhome.com
COLLINS RICHARD passed away on August 31, 2015. Age 70. He is survived by his son Jeffrey, mother Dorothy Collins, sister Marilyn Chencinski (Robert), aunt Barbara Killingbeck (Mike) and niece Andrea Lehnert (Paul). Memorial donations made be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research in his name.
DEE WILLIAM H., III Age 33 of Davisburg, passed away August 30, 2015. He graduated from Cardinal Mooney High School in Marine City and Oakland University with a Bachelor Degree in Computer Science. He was a Computer Technician in the Information Technology Department for Oakland County. Beloved son of William and the late Therese. Dear brother of Karen Deal. Dear grandson of Eugene Reinhardt. Also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins. Visitation 2:30 9:00 p.m. with a 7:30 p.m. Rosary, Friday, September 4, 2015 at Gendernalik Funeral Home, 35259 23 Mile Road, New Baltimore. Visitation 9:30 a.m. until time of Liturgy at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, September 5, 2015 at St. Mary Queen of Creation Church, 50931 Maria, New Baltimore.
DOMBRO ANNE PATRICE, age 63, of Royal Oak, passed away August 30, 2015. Beloved daughter of the late Carl and Catherine; dear sister of Connie, Kathie (George), John (Mary), Mary and the late Tom; sister-in-law of Jackie; and very special friend of Herb Langer. Anne graduated from Central Michigan University and was a social worker for the State of Michigan in juvenile delinquency and foster care. She also volunteered at Beaumont Hospital, Animal Welfare Society of SE Michigan, St. John's Episcopal Church in Royal Oak and Central United Methodist Church in Detroit. Memorial service Saturday 10:30 a.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church in Royal Oak. Memorials appreciated to the Animal Welfare Society of SE Michigan (www.animalwelfaresociety.net) or Salvation Army Bed & Bread Club (www.bedandbreadclub.org). Arrangements by Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, Royal Oak. www.sullivanfuneraldirectors.com
DOUGLASS, ARCHIE D. JR., Passed away August 26, 2015. He is survived by his sons Stephen (LisaCavins) and Scott (Elizabeth), grandchildren: Blane, Raeden, Hudson, Wyatt and Walker. He is preceded in death by his wife Ruth. www.phillipsfuneral.com.
DRESSER GLORIA WOLCOTT, December 16, 1926-August 26, 2015. Visitation Saturday 11 a.m. until time of Funeral Service 1 p.m. at McCabe Funeral Home-Farmington Hills Chapel. www.mccabefuneralhome.com
DUNN DAVID M. Beloved husband of the late Mindy Dunn. Dear father of Bradley Dunn and Brooke Dunn. Loving son of Gloria (the late Alvin) Dunn. Devoted brother of Arlene (Alan) Gottlieb. Adoring uncle of Bryan (Amy) Gottlieb and Daniel (Bridget) Gottlieb. GRAVESIDE SERVICES TODAY, 11:00 A.M. AT MACHPELAH CEMETERY IN FERNDALE. ARRANGEMENTS BY THE DORFMAN CHAPEL, (248) 406-6000 or visit www.thedorfmanchapel.com
EMLET WILLIAM "BILL" Went to rest with his Lord and Savior on September 2, 2015 at the age of 60. Retired U.S. Postal worker. Resident of Hazel Park. Member of Woodside Bible Church. Loving husband of Yvonne for 28 years. Beloved father of Corrie and Caleb. Devoted son of Martha Jo Price (the late George "Tad" Emlet). Brother of Robert Pratt (Linda) and the late Theodore "Ted". Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends Friday 4-8 p.m. at A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home (Price Chapel), 3725 Rochester Road (between Big Beaver and Wattles), Troy. 248-689-0700. Funeral Service Saturday 11a.m. at Woodside Bible Church, 6600 Rochester Rd., Troy. Visitation at church begins at 10 a.m. Memorial Tributes to InterVasity Christian Fellowhip-Cedar Campus, P.O. Box 7895, Madison WI 53707-7895. View obituary and share memories at www.AJDesmond.com
FABIAN LADELLA JUNE September 2, 2015. Age 78 of Melvindale. Beloved wife of Joseph. Dear mother of Vanessa Johnson. She is preceded in death by her parents Marvin and Lavelle Greene. Dearest sister of Thomas (Anne) Greene, Gilda (Dan) Hill, the late Wanda (Gerald) Stokes and Barry Greene. Ladella is also survived by 13 loving nieces and nephews. She will be deeply missed by family and friends. Visitation Thursday 1-8 p.m. at the Allen Park Chapel of Voran Funeral Home, 5900 Allen Rd. (313) 928-2300. Funeral Service Friday 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment at Michigan Memorial Park Cemetery. Please visit our online guestbook and share memories at www.voranfuneralhome.com
FARLEY JOHN REDMOND, SR. Age 88, passed away August 31, 2015. Husband of Mary Anne for 59 years. Father of Leisa (Charles) Passarelli, Kenneth, John Jr., and Christopher (Camille Neagu) Farley. Grandfather of six. We know John will join his mother Genevieve, David Keating, and his beloved dog, Trailer. Visitation Friday 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. with a Rosary at 7 p.m. at McCabe Funeral Home, 31950 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. In state Saturday 10 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass 10:30 a.m. at St. Fabian Catholic Church, 32200 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to the Boy Scouts of America and National Kidney Foundation. www.mccabefuneralhome.com
FELCYN ROSEMARY B. August 31, 2015. Dear mother of Marsha (David) Keeler, Laura (Walt) Campbell and Paula Deneweth. Loving grandmother of Erin (Tom Kirby) Keeler, Joshua Keeler, Justin and Travis Prueter and Lisa, Corey and Courtney Deneweth. Loving great-grandmother of three. She was preceded in death by her husband George, granddaughter Jessica Deneweth and brother Joseph Soltysiak Jr. Visitation will be from 2-5 p.m. with a reflections from 4-5 p.m. Saturday, September 5th at the Kaul Funeral Home, 28433 Jefferson Avenue, St. Clair Shores. Interment Calvary Cemetery, Toledo, Ohio. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Capuchin Fathers or Arbor Hospice. Kaulfuneralhome.com
FISHER, LEOTA "LEE" A long time resident of Commerce Township and member of Milford Presbyterian Church, died on August 30, 2015 at the age of 87. She was preceded in death by Thomas M. Fisher, her beloved husband of sixty-two years, in 2013 and is survived by her children, Sharon (John) Liddell, Thomas Kevin Fisher, Pamela (Gary) Fisher Durante and Matthew Alton Fisher; grandchildren, John T. Liddell, Elizabeth Cole Durante and Katherine Alida Fisher; sister-in-law, Katherine Fisher Haldane and much extended family and many dear friends. Visitation will be held at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 404 E. Liberty St., Milford, on Friday, September 4, from 4-9PM. A Funeral Service will be held at the Milford Presbyterian Church, 238 N. Main St., Milford, on Saturday, September 5, at 10AM with Pastor Bryant Anderson officiating. Burial will follow in Milford Memorial Cemetery. Memorials may be made in her name to the Milford Presbyterian Church or to a charity of choice. For further information please phone 248-684-6645 or visit www.LynchFuneralDirectors.com
GARDY, AL "ALVIN" Age 66, passed away August 30, 2015. He retired from the F.A.A. after 38 years of dedicated service. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Janet; his brother, Leo; his large, loving extended family and his dog, Gracie. Al was preceded in death by his beloved son, Michael in 2015. Please visit www.phillipsfuneral.com
HANNAH, RICHARD June 24, 1940 - August 20, 2015. Arrangements by: PHILLIPS FUNERAL HOME. www.phillipsfuneral.com
HELVEY DON EDWARD August 27, 2015. Age 82 of Taylor. Beloved husband of Ruth. Loving father of Kimberly Parvin, Suzanne (Don) Austin and Don (Bonnie) Helvey. Dear brother of Clara B. Davis, P.A. Helvey, Faye (Bob) Van Hoose and Lacie Carol Helvey. Dearest grandfather of Matt (Laura) Parvin, Meghan Parvin, Dalton Helvey, Luke Helvey, Wyatt Helvey, Cade Helvey, and Chance Helvey. Loving great-grandfather of Emma Parvin and Evelyn Parvin. Don will be deeply missed by family and friends. Don loved the Lord and served Him faithfully as a Sunday School teacher and Deacon. Visitation Friday, September 04, 2015 from 2- 9 p.m. at the Taylor Chapel of Voran Funeral Home, 23750 Goddard Road. (313) 291-1800. Funeral Service Saturday 11:00 a.m. at Gilead Baptist Church, 12501 Telegraph Road, Taylor. Interment Michigan Memorial Park Cemetery. Visit our online guestbook and share memories at www.voranfuneralhome.com
HOLT JOHN F. "JD", Savannah, 49, passed away on Thursday, August 27, 2015 at his home. John was born in Detroit, MI. He graduated from Oakland University in Rochester, MI, received his master's degree in Political Science from Chico State in California, and his law degree from the University of Georgia. He was an avid reader of history, the classics, and space adventures. John was preceded in death by his father Francis J. Holt, MD and is survived by his mother Marianne and his sister Luanne. He will be greatly missed. There will be a graveside service at Lakeside Cemetery in Port Huron, MI. Friends may sign the online register book at www.stricklandandsonsfuneralhome.com Thomas C. Strickland & Sons Funeral Homes - West Chatham Chapel (912) 748-2444
JANUSCH ROBERT F. Age 80, August 28, 2015. Retired from the Detroit Public Schools in 1988. Beloved husband of Joyce. Loving father of Kim (Tony) Misuraca, Debra (Mark) Gentner, Brenda (Ryan) Rice, and Jeffrey. Cherished grand-father of eight and great-grandfather of one. Also survived by one brother and many loving nieces and nephews. Memorial service Friday 11:30 a.m. at the A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 32000 Schoenherr Rd. at Masonic, Warren. Family will greet guests on Thursday 3-9 p.m. and Friday 11-11:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Memorials to Michigan Kidney Foundation or Beaumont Hospice would be appreciated. www.ahpeters.com
JONES LEAMON F., JR., age 82 of Detroit, was born to the union of Leamon F. Sr. and Hattie B. Jones on August 31, 1932. He made his transition on Thursday, August 27, 2015. He will be missed by all who knew him, and by his grace he is at peace. Leamon was educated in the Detroit Public Schools, graduating from Central High School. He enlisted in the Army directly after High School and served in the Korean War. He was dedicated to his country, serving 27 years in the Army where he reached the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Leamon also had a distinguished career in the US Postal Service where he retired as a Supervisor after 35 years of service. He enjoyed playing cards and softball. He was kind and soft-spoken and always took time to answer a question, no matter how big or small. He was will always be remembered for telling stories about the war and his time in the service. He is survived by his beloved wife Sylura; son Leamon P. Jones (Vicentia), and daughters Sierra Jones, Doris Jones, and Helen Moody. He is also survived by his step-daughter India Adams-Manns (Bill); his sister Winifred Barno "Winnie"; an aunt Opal Walker, a host of cousins, nephews, nieces, 17 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation will be at the Haley Funeral Home, 24525 Northwestern Hwy., Southfield, MI 48075 from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, September 4, 2015. Funeral services will be held at Haley on Saturday, September 5th, at 10:30 a.m. According to his wishes he will be laid to rest at Elmwood Cemetery following the funeral services.
KAUFMAN, JAMES C., III Age 72 of Howell, formerly of Hazel Park, passed away Tuesday, September 1, 2015. He was born February 26, 1943 in Detroit, son of the late Geri (Baldwin) Cavanaugh. Beloved husband of Deborah (Pendleton) Kaufman whom he married 51 years ago on March 7, 1964. Dear father of Michael (Joyce) Kaufman of Clarkston, MI, Shelly (Don Winowecki, Jr.) Kaufman of Clinton Twp., Jennifer (David) Taylor of Brighton and Melissa (Theo) Paddock of Brighton. Also survived by ten grandchildren and sisters, Joanne Taylor of Waterford and Carolyn (Michael) Morris of Walled Lake; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Elliott Cavanaugh and brother-in-law, Kenneth Taylor. James was a 1963 graduate of Kimball High School. He owned and operated a Clark Gas Station in Hazel Park, Diamond Jim's in Madison Heights and R Uptown Exchange and Jewelry in Brighton. He was a member of the Kiwanis, American Legion, Eagles and Elks Clubs. Visitation will be Friday from 2-8 p.m. at MacDonald's Funeral Home, Howell (517-546-2800) with services Saturday, September 5, 2015 at 11 a.m. In memory of James, contributions may be made to the American Red Cross. Please sign the family's online guestbook at macdonaldsfuneralhome.com
KESLER PATRICIA A. Age 72 died suddenly, August 29, 2015. Beloved mother of Deanna Yater, Jen Reid, Kara (Kevin) Hess, and the late Brian Kesler. Cherished grandmother of Olivia Hess. Dear sister of Rita (Walter) Barczyk. Also survived by her longtime companion, Mike Chomontowski. Friends may visit at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Rd. (Between 14-15 Mile Rds.) Thursday 4-8 p.m. Memorial Mass at St. Thecla Church, 20740 Nunneley, Clinton Twp., Friday 11 a.m. Friends may visit at church beginning at 10:30 a.m. Memorials appreciated to Michigan Humane Society or Olivia Hess Educational Fund. Obituary and condolences at lynchfuneraldirectors.com
KRIEG, CELIA MAE (THARP) 90, of Kalamazoo, formerly of Plymouth, MI and Charlotte, MI, died peacefully on Sunday, August 30, 2015. Celia was born January 6, 1925 as the 3rd child of Roy C. and Ruth J. (Blanchard) Tharp. She was raised on the family dairy farm near Charlotte, MI. Celia graduated from Charlotte High School in 1943, where she met and later married her high school sweetheart Milton Jack Krieg (son of the Sheriff) on August 1, 1945. She moved with him to Fort Sill in Lawton, Oklahoma where he was stationed at the time. After the war Jack attended Michigan College of Mining & Technology (now Michigan Technological University) to study Forestry. The couple lived in Houghton/Hancock, Michigan during that time and Celia continued to work as a telephone operator. Their first son Ronald was born April 1, 1948. After Jack graduated in 1949 the couple moved back to Charlotte while Jack worked for General Motors in Lansing. Two sons were born, Randon "Ike" on September 1, 1951 and Robert "Rob" on July 17, 1955. In 1959, Jack was promoted to the General Motors Technical Center in Warren and they built a house in Plymouth, Michigan. In the 1970's & 80's, Celia worked for the Avon Company, rising to the position of District Manager. Celia and Jack travelled extensively. Celia had many talents; her most time-consuming passion was knitting for others. In 1998 Celia was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. They moved to Masonic Pathways Senior Living Home in Alma, Michigan in 2010, where Jack passed away in December of that year after 65 years of marriage. Celia then moved to Park Village Pines Assisted Living Facility in Kalamazoo, MI, where she passed away. Celia is survived by her sister, Rachel (Doc) Wiley of Charlotte; 3 sons, Ronald (Darlene) Krieg of Indian River, MI, Randon (Patty) Krieg of Sacramento, CA, and Robert (Cathy) Krieg of Kalamazoo, MI; 6 grandchildren, Scott (Jen Linley) Krieg, Carly (Jonathan) Rykse, Renée (Ben) Belolli, Natalie (Ross) Nave, Voletta Krieg, and Joseph Krieg; three great-grandchildren, Linley Ryan Krieg, William Jack Rykse, and Hudson Theodore Nave. She is predeceased by five sibling brothers, Clare, Richard, Maurice, Ion, and Carroll. Celia was an elegant lady who loved her family and friends. She will be missed dearly.
KULLGREN, DONALD E. Of Grand Rapids (formerly of Brighton, Michigan), passed away peacefully on September 1, 2015. He was born in Detroit on January 31, 1930. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jonas and Emma Kullgren; and by his sister, Dolores Jones. Don is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Mary Ellen Kullgren (Huff); children, Kathy (John) Eaton, and Don (Dorothy) Kullgren; brother, Dennis (Diana) Kullgren; and grandchildren, Colin Eaton, and Heather Kullgren, whom he adored. He was an accomplished inventor / designer; and he loved golf, woodworking, and playing games with his family. The family will welcome friends and relatives to celebrate Don's life at Zaagman Memorial Chapel, 2800 Burton St. SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49546, on Friday, September 4, from 3-6 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to Kent County Humane Society or Wounded Warrior Project.
KUSTASZ DONALD JAMES Age 77, a resident of Alabaster Township, Michigan and former resident of Sterling Heights, died on August 31, 2015 at St. Mary's Medical Center in Saginaw, Michigan. Don was born the son of Henry and Irene (Lempart) Kustasz on December 10, 1937 in Detroit, Michigan. He graduated from Hazel Park High School. Don was a Tool and Die Maker for Chrysler for 35 years before retiring in 2002. He was a devout Christian and a member of Holy Family Catholic Church. Those who knew and loved him will always remember his love of sports, especially Michigan State, Detroit Tigers and Red Wings! Don had a passion to collect and sell rare coins and stamps. He also had a large collection of political buttons that he kept from years past. Don enjoyed to tinker and repair just about anything which led him to patenting some of his inventions, but he became very comfortable working on wrist watches. His wrist watch repair actually became a little concession stand at Chrysler's where he ran a small "mini mart" kiosk that sold coffee, donuts, and even dish soap, razors or various other odds and ends, where many of the factory workers actually were happy to conveniently pick up items or have their watches repaired. He will be remembered as a coupon cutter, thrifty, frugal, and always looked for a good bargain sale! He became so economically conscious that he would even cut napkins in half! Don loved to read and he became quite knowledgeable about many different topics. He was an animal lover to the highest extent. He always enjoyed feeding the birds and he would carry dog biscuits to pass out to dogs he would befriend. Above all of his funny antics, hobbies, and knowledge, he absolutely adored and cherished his grandchildren! They were the highlight of his life. He will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him. Donald is survived by his loving children; Cheryl (Dave) Rubadue, Richard (Robin) Kustasz and Kristine (Danny) Kustasz; his brother Robert (Jean) Kustasz and brother inlaws; Fred (Meg) Fedorowicz and Joe (Veronica) Fedorowicz; seven beloved grandchildren; Sam, Katie, Abbie, Kerrie, Lauren, Quinton and Raymond and several cherished nephews and nieces. Donald was preceded in death by his parents, his father and motherinlaw; Gus and Stella Fedorowicz and brotherin-law Edward Fedorowicz and his dog, Emily and his cat, Snookie. A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, September 7, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. (instate at 9:00 a.m.) at Holy Family Catholic Church. Visitation will be held on Sunday, September 6, 2015 from 3:00 7:00 p.m. at the Buresh Funeral Home in Tawas City. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the Motts Children's Hospital. Condolences may be made at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com.
LINDER, BOB January 24, 1957 - August 30, 2015. Arrangements by: PHILLIPS FUNERAL HOME. www.phillipsfuneral.com
MARKIEWICZ, CHRISTOPHER P. Age 43, passed away August 30, 2015. He was born on April 8, 1972 in Detroit, son of Michael and Florence Markiewicz. Christopher was a proud veteran serving with the Marines during Desert Storm. He is survived by parents, Michael and Florence; his siblings: Sean (Melissa), Nicole (Donny Jones), and Brian (Kimberly). He is also survived by his very special nieces: Sierra and Payton, his nephews: Riley, Brian, Bryce and Jason, his great-aunt, Helen Falls and many cousins, aunts and uncles. Christopher was preceded in death by his special niece, Madison in 2002. Visitation will be held Wednesday, September 2 from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. and Thursday, September 3 from 3:00p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at PHILLIPS FUNERAL HOME, 122 W. Lake St., South Lyon. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, September 4 at 12:00 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 830 S. Lafayette, South Lyon. He will be laid to rest in Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly where military honors will be rendered. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Disabled American Veterans or the family. www.phillipsfuneral.com
MONCELLI GENEVIEVE, August 31, 2015 Age 81 Beloved wife of the late Samuel. Dear mother of Brenda (Todd) Wallen and Beverly (David) Reed. Proud Mema of Alycia and Maria. Sister of Paul (Susan) Dattolo, Michelle (Russ) Konka, and the late Angie Puglia. Visitation at the Sterling Heights Chapel of Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home 13650 E. Fifteen Mile Road, (at Schoenherr) Friday 2-9 p.m. with Rosary at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Saturday 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Memories shared at www.bcfh.com
MORICZ NORMA M. September 1, 2015 Age: 67 Of Westland. Beloved wife of Robert J. Dearest mother of Andrea (Andrew) Turner, Ashley, Justin (Kathy Brosnan) and the late Jason. Loving daughter of Janet (the late Andrew) Roberts. Dear sister of Catrona (Bruce) Eavenson and the late James Glenn Roberts. Proud grandmother of Austin, Alexandra and Abby Turner. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral Saturday 10:30 a.m. from the Chapel of L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, 42600 Ford Rd. (W. of Lilley Rd.). Family will receive visitors Friday 2-9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to University of Michigan Cancer Center. Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at griffinfuneralhome.com
MORRELL GORDON E. Age 91, of Royal Oak, died Sunday, August 30, 2015. He was born September 21, 1923 in Shelbyville, Michigan to Joel and Myrtle Morrell. Gordon served in the Navy as a tail gunner on a torpedo plane flown from the U.S.S. Fanshaw Bay. He worked for General Motors his entire career retiring in 1984. He enjoyed golfing, woodworking and gardening. Gordon and Lee volunteered at Gilda's Club in Royal Oak. Surviving are his wife of 65 years, H. Leone "Lee"; daughters, Joan (David) Gregorka of Ann Arbor and Gail Morrell (Steve Gordon) of Troy; grandchildren, Brad (Brett) Gregorka, Alison (Erik) Knoedler, Brian Gregorka, Andrea Gregorka, Todd (Christine) Dudzinski and Jon Dudzinski; great-grandchildren, Case Dudzinski, Avery Gregorka and Hannah Knoedler. He was preceded in death by his sons, Paul, Alan and Joel and by his siblings, Harry and Mary Jane Morrell. A memorial service is planned at 11:00 a.m. Saturday at Big Beaver United Methodist Church, 3753 John R, Troy, 48083. Arrangements by Kinsey-Garrett Funeral Home, Royal Oak. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Big Beaver United Methodist Church, Gilda's Club, 3517 Rochester Rd., Royal Oak, MI, 48073 or Heart to Heart Hospice, 30800 Telegraph Road, Suite 1850, Bingham Farms, MI 48025. www.kinsey-garrett.com
MOSKALCZYN KENNETH JOHN, Age 48, August 20, 2015. Dear son of Marlene and the late Bohdan. Brother of Karen and Janet and the late Michael; uncle to Alyssa. Service Saturday, Sept. 5 at 11:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Ukranian Church, 26667 Joy Rd., Dearborn Heights. Celebration of Life following at Livonia Elks Club 1 - 4 p.m., 31117 Plymouth Rd., Livonia.
MRUZIK PHILIP M. August 31, 2015. Age 68. Beloved husband of Bridget. Loving father of Michael (Kristi) and Melissa (Dan) Roman. Loving grandpa of Mark and Brooke. Dear brother of Marjorie (Jerry) Nosal, George (Bev), and brother-in-law of Ron (Gail) Warunek. Loving uncle to many nieces and nephews. Visitation Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. and Thursday from 1-8 p.m. at Stanley Turowski Funeral Home, 25509 W. Warren, Dearborn Heights. In state Friday 10 a.m., St. Clement Church, 5275 Kenilworth, until time of Mass 10:30 a.m. Please share condolences at: www.stanleyturowskifuneralhome.com
JOAN NIEMER IN LOVING MEMORY OF April 11, 1953-August 26, 2004 Joanie, God saw you getting tired, A cure was not to be. So he put his arms around you, And whispered, "Come with Me." With tearful eyes we watched you, And saw you fade away. Although we loved you dearly, We could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, Your tender hands at rest. God took you home to prove to us, He only takes the best.
NUZNOV DAVID A. August 31, 2015. Father of Matthew Allen. Dear brother of Mark (Patricia) and Marcia (Robert) Evans. Family will receive friends Friday from 1-8 p.m. at Stanley Turowski Funeral Home, 25509 W. Warren, Dearborn Heights. David was a proud member of Alcoholics Anonymous. Funeral Service Saturday 10 am at the funeral home. Share condolences at www.stanleyturowskifuneralhome.com
PARENT WILLIAM H. August 29, 2015. Age 85 of Plymouth. Loving husband of Eleanor. Beloved father of Renee (the late Tom) Malone, Nancy (Pete Bernard) Parent, and Karen (Brent) Duckworth. Proud grandfather of Ryan (Meagan), Sean (Dusti) and Kyle Malone, and Blake and Garrett Duckworth; and great grandpa of Mackenzie Malone. Dear brother of Faye Anderson, the late Eugene, and the late Kenneth. Funeral Saturday 11 a.m. at Vermeulen-Sajewski Funeral Home, 46401 W. Ann Arbor Road (btwn Sheldon and Beck), Plymouth. Visitation Friday 2-8 p.m. Memorials may be made to Disabled American Veterans. To share a memory, please visit vermeulenfuneralhome.com
PORTNEY DR. JACK E., Beloved husband of 62 years of Rita Portney Cherished father of Shelley (Lenny) Hutton, Steven (Deborah) Portney and Jeff (Andi) Portney. Loving Grandpa of Michelle (Aaron) Bass, Sarah Hutton, Rachel Hutton, Morry Hutton, Rebecca Portney, David Portney, Daniel Portney and Allison Portney. Great-grandfather of Judah and Simon Bass. Brother of the late Joseph (the late Ruth) Portney, the late Jean (the late Morris) Orloff and the late Harry Portney. Brother-in-law of Norma Sugar, Nora Stone and the late Dr. Arnold Stone. SERVICES 10:30 FRIDAY MORNING AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020. INTERMENT CLOVER HILL PARK CEMETERY. www.irakaufman.com
ROSEN SADIE "SUE" GOLDEN, 106. Sue came to America from Romania at the age of 9 to join her father and brothers in Flint, Michigan. She worked as a stenographer and soon met her late husband Maurice W. Golden. A widow at 48, she lovingly raised her daughters: Francene Kaplan, Joyce Seyburn, and Gloria Kaplan and a son, the late Melvin Golden. While raising her daughters, she worked at Saks and volunteered at several Jewish charities. At age 70, she married the late Henry Rosen. She was always loved and admired by family and friends. Sadie (Sue) leaves eight grand-children: Wendy and the late Michael Kaplan, Mark and Reuven Seyburn, Angie Kurinsky, Michele Fine, Andrea Yanoff, Ross Kaplan, and 17 great-grandchildren. PRIVATE FAMILY GRAVESIDE SERVICES 11 A.M. THURSDAY. ARRANGEMENTS BY THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020. www.irakaufman.com
RUTKA, LAWRENCE "LARRY" F. Passed away peacefully in his Highland home on Saturday, August 29, 2015 after a year long battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Josie; their sons, Brian (Holly) and Leonard (Lynn); grandchildren, Bryanna (Nick) Webb, Kali, Alan and Kevin as well as nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary Catholic Church on Thursday, September 3, 2015 at 11 a.m. with gathering beginning at 10:30 a.m. Friends may visit ed Lynch & Sons Funeral Home on Wednesday, September 2nd Memorial contributions may be made in his name to Seasons Hospice. For further information phone Lynch & Sons, Milford at 248-684-6645 or visit www.LynchFuneralDirectors.com
SHIPE SCOTT, September 1, 2015 age 57. Loving Son of Elaine and the late Donald. Dearest brother of Lori (Robert) Bryant and the late Dena (Dan) Twietmeyer. Dear uncle of Robert, Tyler, Elli and Jacob. Visitation Thursday 2-7 p.m. with a Time of Sharing at 5 p.m. Interment Great Lakes National Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Livonia Goodfellows. You may share a memory, upload a photo and sign the guest book at www.TurowskiLifeStory.com
SMITH REGINA E. Saline, Michigan Age 94, passed away on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at the Saline Evangelical Home in Saline, MI. Survivors include children Douglas (Arlene) Smith, Ralph Smith, Gordon (Shirley) Smith, and Charlene (Neal) Belitsky. Other survivors include nine grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. Her husband Chalmer Smith preceded her in death on August 8, 1983. Visitation will be held on Friday, September 4, 2015 from 1:30 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 4:30 p.m. at the Robison-Bahnmiller Funeral Home 301 E. Michigan Ave, Saline, MI, with Rev. Fr. Francis Mossholder officiating. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Arbor Hospice and envelopes will be available at the funeral home. To leave a memory, to sign Regina's guestbook, or for more information please visit www.rbfhsaline.com.
STAEHLIN WILLIAM O. September 2, 2015 Age 72. Beloved husband of Mary. Dear father of David (Shaun) and Karen Vicik (Michael). Step father of Randy Flynn (Maria), Tony Flynn (Pam), Robin Barker, Penny Van Nuland (Mike) and Jeffery Flynn (Nicole). Cherished grandfather of Nathan, Lilly, Jamie, Kristen, Jason, David, Stephen, John, Brandy, Jacob, Cameron, Allie, Riley, Niki, Tommy, Wyatt, Jack, Lauren, Maria and Jacob. Treasured great-grandfather of Taylor and Robert. Son of Jane Staehlin. Family will receive friends Friday 2-8 p.m. at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward (btwn 13-14 Mile), 248-549-0500. Funeral Service Saturday 11:00 a.m. at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church, 1100 Lone Pine (at Telegraph), Bloomfield Hills. Memorial tributes to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. View obituary and share memories at AJDesmond.com