BRUDZYNSKY, ARTHUR Age 92, passed away May 31, 2011. Born in Hamtramck, Michigan, December 26, 1918. Beloved husband of Helen. Dearest father of Arthur (Dianne), the late David and Raymond (Theresa). Loving brother of Adella Lackowicz. Dear grandfather of six and great-grandfather of seven. Visitation Thursday 3-9 p.m. at Kaul Funeral Home, 35201 Garfield, Clinton Twp. In state Friday 10:30 a.m. until time of funeral service at 11 a.m. at Christ Lutheran Church, 32300 Schoenherr, Warren. Please share a memory with the family at www.kaulfuneralhome.com and www.mem.com
BALL DAVID Age 60. May 30, 2011. Loving husband of Jennifer. Proud father of Jeffrey (Danielle). Adoring grandfather of Aidan and Aubrey. Dear brother of George, Janet Delaney, and Cindy Eby. Visitation Friday 2 - 9 pm at A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Ave., at Vernier Rd., Grosse Pointe Woods. In state Saturday 11:00 am until 12:00 pm Funeral Service at Lakeshore Presbyterian Church 27801 Jefferson, St. Clair Shores, MI 48081. Memorial contributions may be made to Lakeshore Presbyterian Church. ahpeters.com
BOHLINGER JOY 76; of Livonia, June 1, 2011. Joy was a care giver at Come Little Children Center. She is the beloved mother of Robert (Laura) Main, Steven (Cindy) Main, Joyann Attard and the late Beth Main Davis (Darrian) and the late Donald Bohlinger (Tracy). Loving grandmother of Amy (Dominic) Hagerty, Jennifer Main, Steven Yatchak, Ashley Septer, Robert and Michael Main, Tiffany DeMoss, Rachel and Sarah Gregory, Brianna and Hannah Attard. Dear sister of Peter (Mary) Albertson, Greg (Kathy) Franjac and Diane Bauer. Joy is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass Saturday, June 4th, 10 a.m. (in state 9:30 a.m.) at St. William Catholic Church, 315 Common St., Walled Lake. Visitation Friday 2:00-8:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. scripture service at the Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, 23720 Farmington Rd., (btw. 9-10 Mile Rds., just N of Grand River), downtown Farmington (248-474-5200). Memorial tributes suggested to Come Little Children Center, 45050 Warren Rd., Canton, MI 48187. heeney-sundquist.com
BONZA DOROTHY A. Age 76 May 30, 2011. Loving mother of Mark (Cindy), Chuck (Marlene), Craig (Michelle), Lisa and Matthew (Lisa). Grandmother of Michael, Eric, Lynsey, Jordan, Noah, Hunter, Zachary and Brayden. Great-grandmother of Brennan. Visitation Thursday 2-9 p.m. Funeral service Friday 11:30 a.m. at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 Inkster Rd., (between Ford Road and Cherry Hill). Family suggests memorials to Dearborn Animal Shelter. www.santeiufuneralhome.com
CALDER DONALD A. May 31, 2011. Beloved husband of Frances. Dear father of Donald J. (Danna) and Lisa. Loving grandfather of Olivia and Lorelei. Funeral Friday 6 p.m. at the L. J. Griffin Funeral Home, 8809 Wayne Rd. (at Joy Rd.). Family will receive visitors Thursday 1 9 p.m. and Friday 12 Noon until time of service. Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at griffinfuneralhome.com
CHALMERS LYNN DAVID May 31, 2011 Age 71. Beloved husband of Janet. Dear father of Christopher Horner (Rebecca). Also survived by seven grandchildren. Brother of Jeffrey Chalmers (Cobi), Dennis Sharp (Maureen), Susan McKinnie and Diane McLellan (Dennis). Son of the late George and Lyndall Chalmers, and Eileen Chalmers. Nephew of Margaret Marttila, Lou Brightman and Robert Chalmers. Member of Royal Oak Lodge #464 F.&A.M., Utica American Legion Post #351, Starr Presbyterian Church and Vice President of Royal Oak Archers. Funeral service Saturday 11a.m. at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward (btwn 13-14 Mile). Family will receive friends Friday 2-9p.m. Memorial tributes to the Royal Oak Archers "JOAD" Program. View obituary and share memories at www.desmondfuneralhome.com
CUCCO JOSEPH F., May 30, 2011, age 89. Beloved husband of the late Anna Olga for 55 years. Devoted father of Robert (Jean) and Donald (Davee). Dear grandfather of Caitlin Vernon (Marcus), Nicholas, and Joseph. Memorial Visitation Thursday (today) 2-9 p.m. at A. J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Road (between Maple and Big Beaver). Memorial Service Friday 1 p.m. at White Chapel Cemetery, 621 W. Long Lake Road, Troy. Memorial Tributes to Michigan Parkinson Foundation, 30400 Telegraph Road, Suite 150, Bingham Farms, MI 48025. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
DANULES PETER J. (84) of Sun City in Bluffton, South Carolina was born on September 26, 1926 in Detroit, Michigan and passed away in his sleep on May 25, 2011. Peter was a man of few words who lived his life for his family. He will be remembered most for the great love he had for his wife of 49 years, Marie. Peter grew up in Detroit, Michigan and was a good student and athlete throughout his school years. After graduating from High School he joined the Navy and served his country during World War II on a mine-sweeper ship traveling to Japan and was able to view the devastation of the atomic bombs first hand. After the war he came home and attended Lawrence Institute of Technology in Detroit where he was proud of saying he met John DeLorean of GM. After attending Lawrence Tech he went to work for small engineering companies around the Detroit, Michigan area where he worked as a draftsman and then a mechanical engineer. One of his accomplishments was working on the transfer machine design, while at Excello Corporation for the waxed paper milk carton that still is in use today but it is now mainly used as an orange juice carton. Peter was proud of being father of three children: Joseph P. Danules of Alpharetta, Georgia; Cheryl Pengelly of Howell, MI and John A. Danules of Fenton, MI. He taught his children many valuable life lessons and will be remembered by them as a dedicated and loving father. After many wonderful years of living on lakes in the Waterford, Michigan area for his family's enjoyment while he endured long commutes to work, Peter and Marie moved to Miami, Florida where he went to work for the Coulter Corporation. He worked as a mechanical engineer until he retired from Coulter at 70 years young. During his years in Miami he became a very good tennis player. Upon retiring Peter and Marie moved to Sun City in Bluffton, South Carolina near Hilton Head Island. It was here in Sun City that Peter and Marie really started to enjoy the fruits of their labor. They met many friends but none as dear to them as Wally and Lois Willig. After Marie passed away with cancer in 1999 Peter, Wally and Lois became even closer if such a thing is possible. Peter and Wally met at least weekly for "boys lunch out" at a variety of local restaurants. All during his life, Peter loved cars... fast cars and big V-8 engines. His last car was a 2010 400 horse power Camaro! He leaves behind his three children: Joe, Cheryl and John; his grandchildren: Natalie, Sean, Dan, Amber, Jimmy and Leslie and his great grandchildren: Baylee, Ellie, Emma, Caleb and Millie. Peter was a member of St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church. A private family service will be held at St. Francis by the Sea Catholic Church on June 3rd where he will join Marie in their final earthly resting place. In lieu of flowers Peter's children and Wally & Lois ask that donations be sent in Peter's name to St. Lukes Memorial Walkway, St. Lukes United Methodist Church, PO Box 2779, Bluffton, SC. 29910. So it is with sadness that we his family and friends say good-bye to Peter but it is also with joy as we know he will be united again in Heaven with his Beloved wife Marie ......... God Bless you Peter.
DEANE NICHOLAS ANDREW age 52 of Troy, May 30, 2011. Nick met the love of his life, Timari, at Grosse Ile high school. They were married 32 years. Beloved father of Joshua (Kelly), Jared, Jordan and Moriah Deane. Proud Grandfather of Joshua Robert Deane. Brother of Lynda (Dan) Moore, Christopher, Joseph (Cheryl) and the late Jonathon Deane. Nephew of Edwin (Cecelia) Deane. Nick worked for Ford Motor Company Sterling Axle Plant. He also worked as the Director of Volunteers of Woodside Bible Church where he and his wife partnered to serve faithfully. Nick accepted the position of Head Coach for the Birmingham Seaholm High School Varsity Football Team. This was the pinnacle of his 20 year coaching career. Funeral service Saturday, June 4, 2011, 11:00 a.m. with an in state time of 10:00 a.m. at Woodside Bible Church, 6600 Rochester Road, Troy. The family will receive visitors at Woodside Friday 1:00 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 9:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested a donation be made by check payable to Woodside Bible Church with a memo "Deane Children Fund." Arrangements in the care of the Potere-Modetz Funeral Home, Rochester. Online guestbook www.modetzfuneralhomes.com
FLEMING PAMELA JANE Age 57, died at home on June 1, in Northville, Michigan after a 2½ year battle with pancreatic cancer. A 1976 graduate of the Indiana University School of Journalism, Pam was an accomplished writer and reporter for over 35 years with positions in Indiana, Missouri, Tennessee and Michigan. During the past eight years, she was a reporter for the Novi News, the Northville Record and the Insider Business Journal. Though Pam's professional life was spent writing, her true love was golf. To say that Pam was an avid golfer is an understatement. Pam won the Evansville Country Club Women's City Tournament in both 1979 and 1980 and made three holes-in-one over the years. Pam is survived by sisters, Joan Burkert (Gunther) of Burlington, Iowa, Sally Tresselt (Thomas) of West Hartford, CT and sister-in-law Anne Fleming Tannehill (Joseph) of Panama City, FL. In the addition to her family, Pam will be deeply missed by her many friends and colleagues whose lives she has touched. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Angela Hospice, 14100 Newburgh Road, Livonia, MI 48154. A memorial service will be held at the Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, 23720 Farmington Road, (btw. 9-10 Mile Rds., just N of Grand River), downtown Farmington, (248-474-5200) on Saturday, June 4 at 11:00 am. A private memorial service will be held in Evansville, IN at a later date.
FLETCHER ELMER "DARRELL" May 30, 2011. Age 61. Loving husband of Diane. Dear father of Kelly Rogers, Amy (Brent) Pusz, Paula (John) Williams and Ryan. Brother of Wayne, Kimberly (Bruce) Brock and the late James and Gerald. Also survived by 15 grandchildren, and his loving puppy "Cash". Resting at the L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, 7707 Middlebelt Rd. (at Ann Arbor Tr.) Friday, 3:30 p.m. until time of funeral service at 6:30 p.m. Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at griffinfuneralhome.com
HADDAD GEORGE JOHN Age 88.Well-known retired tax attorney and former Appellate Officer of the Internal Revenue Service passed from us on May 27, 2011. His illustrious career spanned 51 years. Hired as one of the first Arab - Americans to work at the U.S. Treasury Department's Detroit IRS office, he progressed from revenue agent to the prestigious Appellate Division, where he handled some of the most complex corporate, estate, gift and excise tax cases. He also taught classes in Washington, D.C. and at Walsh College. Upon his decision to retire from the IRS with 31 years of service, he was recruited by John Raymond to join the firm Raymond and Dillon, commencing a 20-year career as a tax attorney until age 77. George was born of Lebanese and Syrian immigrant parents at his family home on Rollins St. in Boston's South End, residing there until his move to Detroit with his new bride Evelyn (Tinory) Haddad in 1948. After WW II service in the U.S. Army Air Corps, he graduated from Boston University in 1948 with a BS in Business Administration. Other notable accomplishments were his 1971 graduation from Wayne State University Law School, his admission to the Michigan Bar (1971), U.S. Tax Court (1980), and U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit (1984). George was an affable, loving man known for his devotion to his wife and children, his wise counsel, his faith, and his generous heart. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Evelyn, his dear sister, Bernadette, and loving cousins. He will be sorely missed by his children and their spouses/partners: Carol (Margot Duley), George (Karen Denise Davis), and Mary (Michael Raveane), his grandson Alexander, his niece Marilyn (Lotfy) Wentworth and family, his cousins and their families, extended family in Massachusetts, and close friends and former law office colleagues. Memorial visitation will be on Saturday June 4, 2011 from 11:00 a.m. until time of Memorial Service 1:00 p.m. at the Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home 705 W. 11 Mile Rd. (4 blks. east of Woodward), Royal Oak. Share your memories at www.sullivanfuneraldirectors.com.
HANSON THOMAS JAMES 86 of Boynton Beach, FL passed away peacefully on May 29, 2011 where he was a member of the Delray Dunes Country Club. During the summer months, Thomas and his wife Judy, resided in Burt Lake, MI. They are members at Birchwood Golf & Country Club in Harbor Springs, MI. Thomas was a WWII veteran, a bomber pilot with many missions. He was past Commodore of Bayview Yacht Club in Detroit, MI. Thomas was "an old goat" having sailed many of the Port Huron-Mackinaw sailboat races. He also competed in many Chicago-Mackinaw sailboat races. Many friends will remember him from his sailing competitions. Thomas also became a sailplane pilot and was nationally ranked in the sport of soaring. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing and skiing. Thomas enjoyed the balance of his life fishing and caring for his dog "Moose". He is survived by his wife Judy, his daughter Linda and grandson Kevin. Memorial service will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Thomas J. Hanson to Hospice of Palm Beach County, 5300 East Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33407. LORNE AND SONS FUNERAL HOME, Delray Beach, FL in charge of arrangements.
HARWOOD JOAN K. "MUMZIE" Age 70, died May 29, 2011. Beloved wife of the late Larry. Dear mother of Nichole (Mickey) Spurgeon, Laurie (Christopher) Cyr, Larry (Carmita), Edward (Joyce), and Spike (Melissa). Loving grandmother of Brian, Cody, Alex, Courtney, Spencer, Kyle, Grace, Lance, and Elijah. Memorial Visitation Friday 10 a.m. until the time of the service at 11 a.m at the Celtic Cross Presbyterian Church, 11451 E. 10 Mile Road in Warren. Arrangements entrusted to the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home in Warren. Please share memories at www.Temrowski.com
HAYS JEANNETTE A. Age 99, May 31, 2011. Beloved wife of the late Samuel. Loving mother of Shirley and the late Jack (Claudette). Dearest grandmother of four and great-grandmother of 10. Visitation will be at the Neely-Turowski Funeral Home, 45100 Warren Rd. (west of Sheldon) on Thursday 3-9 p.m. Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday at St. Michael Melkite Catholic Church, 585 N. Mill Street, Plymouth, MI. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Angela Hospice. www.neely-turowski.com
HOCHSTEIN PETER Founder & Chief Technology Officer of Relume Technologies in Oxford, died suddenly this past weekend. Mr. Hochstein enjoyed a challenging and varied career at Owens Illinois Technical Center working on the development of ultra high temperature induction heating instrumentation. In 1966, he moved to the General Motors Technical Center. As a Senior Project Engineer in the materials and structures laboratory, he worked on numerous automotive and non-automotive projects including classified contracts on re-entry physics for ballistic missiles and the early development of LED lighting. In 1975, he founded Quantex Engineering to provide instrumentation, test stands and proprietary hardware for the automotive industry and allied suppliers. Quantex also developed proprietary electronics technologies resulting in patentable products sold by Quantex clients. Mr. Hochstein's expertise with LEDs was further developed at Quantex where he subsequently concentrated his efforts on improving the efficiency and efficacy of LEDs for commercial applications. In 1994, he founded Relume Technologies as a Quantex spin off. At Relume, Mr. Hochstein continued to innovate unique solutions to complex LED lighting problems and developed related technologies. Since founding Relume, Mr. Hochstein was issued 20 patents. Relume has been named one of the 50 top businesses to watch in Michigan and recently won an award for having one of the top 12 "must see" products at the 2011 LightFair. Mr. Hochstein held a Bachelor of Science and Physics degrees from the University of Toledo. He is survived by his loving wife of 20 years, Marie Hochstein; son, Kevin Baird; daughter, Jessica (Jim) Armour; mother, Margaret Hochstein; and brother, Andrew (Margie) Hochstein. His memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, at Relume Technologies, 925 North Lapeer Road, Oxford. Service officiated by Rev. Louise Ott. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Peter Hochstein can be made to South Oakland Shelter, Attn. Liz Mirer, 431 N. Main St., Royal Oak, MI 48067. A. J. Desmond & Sons, 248-362-2500. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
HOFFMAN FRANCES (NEE MITTEN) 95, of Harrison Twp. Beloved wife of the late Harold; dearest mother of Ronald Hoffman, Ruth (the late Larry) Poikey and Gloria (Richard) Fackler; dear sister of Eunice Titus and the late Dorothy Miller, Ruth Zavitz, Edward Mitten and Vera Croft; loving grandmother of 12 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. In state Saturday 10:30 11 a.m. Mass at St. Peter Catholic Church, 95 Market St., Mt. Clemens. Visitation Friday 2-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary at Hauss Funeral Home, 47477 Romeo Plank, Macomb. www.haussfuneralhomes.com
HOSSACK ALEXANDER FORBES Age 81, died Monday, May 30, 2011. Alex was born November 1, 1929 in Detroit, MI to George (Red) and Beatrice Hossack. He attended Lincoln Park High School. Alex served in the Marine Corp for two tours of duty during the Korean War achieving the rank of sergeant. His professional career as the owner of Chuck and Al's Service in Ecorse spanned over 40 years. Alex loved hockey and played in a senior league until 2009. Alex was also a hockey coach leading three teams to National Championships while helping develop many young men along their way in life. He was a devoted family man and friend to many. He is survived by his wife Hazel and four children: Shelley, Leslie (John Dahlquist), Scott, Heather (Tom Wurster). Eight grandchildren called him Grandpa: Sean, Adam, Adrian, Annie, Erin, Alex, John and Mark. He is also survived by his sister, Lois Anderson of Honor, Michigan and many cousins, nieces and nephews. The family would like to recognize Dr. Steve Gradwohl for the kind and expert patient care he has provided Alex over the years. A Memorial Service will be held at Czopek Funeral Home in Wyandotte, Friday, June 3, starting at 1 p.m. with Pastor Bill Zambon presiding. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund.
ISOPI HENRY E. Age 86. June 18, 1924 to May 31, 2011. Born in Sgurgola, Italy. Beloved husband of Millie. Loving father of Patti (Kevin) McRae, Susan (Sam) Serra, Mark (Debbie), and Mike (Karen). Dearest grandfather of eight. Dear brother of Lillian (Bill) Rogers. U.S. Army, Teacher. Visitation: Thursday 1-9 p.m., Rosary Thursday 7 p.m. at the David J. Wysocki Funeral Home, 29440 Ryan Rd. (one block N of 12 Mile). In state Friday 9:30 am until time of Mass 10 a.m. at St. Louise Catholic Church 2500 12 Mile Rd. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to: Mass for Shut-Ins, c/o Joanne Gleason, 305 Michigan Ave, 10th Floor, Detroit, MI 48226 (Checks payable to: Archdiocese of Detroit).
JIGGENS ROSE MARIE Age 70, passed away Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at home. She was born September 19, 1940 in Detroit, the daughter of John and Anna (Parchem) Amsden. On April 15, 1967, she married Frank Jiggens in Detroit and he preceded her in death in July of 1992. Survivors include: loving children, Ivy Empson, Monika Graef, Timothy Jiggens and Scott Jiggens; ten beloved grandchildren; four sisters, Margaret Kissel, Susan Lowe, Trudy Amsden and Kathleen Heck; and one brother, Mike Amsden. She was also preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and three sisters. Funeral services 2 p.m. Sunday, June 5, 2011 at Stark Funeral Service, 101 S. Washington, Ypsilanti, 734-482-4900. Private burial in Michigan Memorial Park. Contributions to the American Lung Association appreciated. Envelopes available at the funeral home where visitation will be 2-6 p.m. Saturday. Please sign her guest book at www.starkfuneralhome.com
Kasparschuster KONRAD, age 65 of Howell, formerly of Rockwood, MI, passed away at his home Tuesday, May 31, 2011. He was born January 15, 1946 in Tyrlbrunn, Bavaria, Germany, the son of Lorenz and Anna (Jager) Kasparschuster. Beloved husband of Nancy E. (Yogus) Kasparschuster whom he married May 31, 2010 in Flat Rock, MI. Dear father of Konrad L. Kasparschuster of Taylor, MI, Alexandra Irlweg of Wang, Germany, and step-father of Emilia St. Onge of Howell. Also survived by siblings, Lorenz, Anna Randlinger, Resi Ertl, Hans and Franz, all of Germany. Konrad was a member of St. Rochs Catholic Church in Flat Rock. He was CEO/owner of Rimtec, Inc. Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, June 4 at 11 a.m. at St. John Catholic Church, 2099 Hacker Road, Howell. Burial in Lakeview Cemetery, Howell. Visitation Friday 3-8 p.m. at MacDonald's Funeral Home, Howell (517-546-2800). Please visit the family's online guestbook at www.macdonaldsfuneralhome.com
KIRWAN FR. THOMAS P. Age 68. May 30, 2011. Beloved son of the late Thomas and Mary. Fr. Tom was born and raised in Detroit. A graduate of St. John's Theology Seminary with a Bachelors in Philosophy and a Master's Degree in Theology from Sacred Heart Seminary. He was ordained in June 1969. Fr. Tom served at Christ the King, St. Dorothy, St. Hilary, National Shrine of the Little Flower, Our Lady Queen of All Saints, St. Matthias, Divine Child, St. Blase and St. Raphael Parishes, retiring in January 2001. He enjoyed reading, playing racquetball, music and the theatre. Visitation Friday 2-8 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Scripture Service at the Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 705 W. 11 Mile Rd. (4 blks. E. of Woodward), Royal Oak. Funeral Saturday, In-state 10:30 a.m. until time of Mass 11 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, Detroit. Memorial contributions to the Archdiocese of Detroit, 305 Michigan Ave., Detroit, MI 48226 are appreciated. Share your memories at www.sullivanfuneraldirectors.com.
KITTERMAN ROXANNE T. "SIS" (NEE FRAZZITTA) May 31, 2011 Age 59. Beloved wife of David for 38 wonderful years. Loving mother of Kurt (Karen). Pre-deceased by her loving parents Leonard and Mary Frazzitta. Visitation Friday 3-9 p.m. Funeral Saturday 11 a.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile Rd). Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guestbook" at WujekCalcaterra.com.
KNIESPECK MARTIN M. Age 41 Suddenly - May 31, 2011 Beloved son of Martin and Kathleen (David DeMunik) Kniespeck. Dear brother of Renee (Mark Collins) Kniespeck. Loving grandson of Delphine and the late Walter Furtak. Also survived by many loving aunts, uncles and cousins. Visitation Friday 3-9 pm at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 1/2 Mile Road). Funeral services Saturday 11:00 am at the funeral home. Additional visitation Saturday 9:00 until time of service. Please share memories at www.Temrowski.com
LAMB JULIE ANN May 31, 2011. Beloved daughter of William and the late Betty. Dear sister of Gretchen Barber, Bridget (Alan) Smith, Larry (Teresa), Criss (Linc) Walworth, Mart, Jim, Terry Maher and the late Colleen. Nephews, Ryan and Colin Lamb, Drew and Grady Walworth. Visitation Friday 11:30 a.m. until time of service 3 p.m. at the Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 705 W 11 Mile Rd. (4 blks. E of Woodward), Royal Oak. Memorials to Beaumont Rose Cancer Center appreciated. Share your memories at www.sullivanfuneraldirectors.com.
LASERSON MIRIAM SUGARMAN 84 of Malden, MA, formerly of Everett, Michigan and Holly wood, FL died May 17, 2011. She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law Sandra and Ira Krakow of Wilmington, MA; Cheryl and Robert Fusco of Lynn, MA; Son-in-law, Dr. Steven Lieberfarb; brother and wife, Arthur and Mary Sugarman of Farmington Hills; grandchildren Samuel Krakow, Laura Sterns, Joseph Fusco, Rebecca Lieberfarb and Daniel Lieberfarb; great-grandchildren, Joshua Tzvi and Sara Krakow; loving nephews Louis, James and Edward Sugarman, their wives, Barbara and Kara and their children Leah, Samuel, Aaron, Gabriel and Lucille; Devoted wife of the late Ralph Laserson, loving mother of the late Cynthia Lieberfarb. Services were held at Sharon Memorial Park in Massachusetts. Contributions may be made to Zamir Chorale of Metropolitan Detroit, P.O. Box 2725, Southfield, MI 48037, Yad Ezra, 2850 West 11 Mile Rd., Berkley, MI 48072 or to a Charity of One's Choice. ARRANGEMENTS BY THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL. 248-569-0020. www.irakaufman.com
LENHARDT HAROLD C. May 31, 2011. Age 81 Beloved husband of Margaret E. Loving father of Sharon M. (Steve) Alguire, Deborah A. (Tedd) Moraitis, Kathleen M. (Ralph) Serrico, Michael B. (Bridget) and Patricia A. (Steve) DeYonker. Dear brother of Marilyn McDonnell. Also survived by 13 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. His legacy for the world was his caring, kind and giving heart. His family meant everything to him. Resting at the L.J.Griffin Funeral Home, 7707 Middlebelt Road (at Ann Arbor Trail) Friday, 2-9 p.m. Rosary, 7 p.m. In state Saturday, 9:30 a.m. at St. Bernardine of Siena Catholic Church, 31463 Ann Arbor Trail (at Merriman Road) until time of Mass at 10 a.m. Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at griffinfuneralhome.com.
LEYSEN MARY ELODIE age 96 of Shelby Township, May 30, 2011. Loving wife of the late Raymond. Dear Mother of John (Linda), Dennis (Kathleen), James (Alice) and the Late Carol Leysen. Grandmother of six, Great grandmother of six. Sister of Gabrielle Beare. Funeral Service Monday, June 6, 2011, 10:30 a.m. at the Old St. John the Baptist Church, 2099 N. Hacker Rd, Howell. The family will receive friends Sunday from 1 to 7 p.m. at the Potere-Modetz Funeral Home, 339 Walnut Blvd., Rochester. Interment St. Johns of Osceola Cemetery. Memorial Donations may be made to Henry Ford Hospice. Online guest book; www.modetzfuneralhomes.com
LOOSVELT RICHARD May 31, 2011. Survived by his loving wife Margaret, granddaughter Amanda and many loving nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his children Donald and Sharon. Richard was a member of the Belgian American Association and the Belgian Century Club. Richard also served in the United States Coast Guard during WWII. Visitation will be Friday June 3, 2011 from 2-8 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at Chas. Verheyden Funeral Homes, 16300 Mack Avenue Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan 48230. Funeral will be Saturday with in state at 10:00 a.m. until time of his Funeral Service at 10:30 a.m. at the Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home. Light a candle and share a memory at www.Verheyden.org
LORETI DOMINIC May 31, 2011 Age 77 of Bloomfield Hills. He was a car designer for Ford Motor Co. and a construction engineer for Vic Tanny. Passionate car enthusiast with an impressive collection of classic vehicles. Beloved husband of Magdalena. Loving step-father of Dominic and Anna Liss. Dearest brother of Lucia Zurkowski. Nephew of Natalina Ireland (Robert). Also remembered by many loving and close cousins from the Nedwicki, Clore, Salisbury, Ponzi and Loreti families. Family will receive friends at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward (btwn 13-14 Mile) Tuesday 3-8p.m. Rosary 7p.m. Funeral Mass Wednesday 11a.m. at Holy Name Church, 630 Harmon at Woodland, Birmingham. Visitation begins at the church at 10:30am. Memorial tributes to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen, 1820 Mt. Elliott, Detroit, MI 48207 or St. Dominic's Outreach Center, 4835 Lincoln St., Detroit, 48208 or Masses. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
MARTINDALE VICTORIA A. Of Sterling Heights, MI died Monday, May 30, 2011 in St. John's Father Murray Nursing Center under the loving care of hospice. Born in Detroit, MI on January 14, 1950 to Barbara and the late Victor Cole. Vicky was an incredibly talented artist who loved sharing her passion and creativity with a wide network of friends from across the country. Vicky was a lifelong supporter, win or lose, of all local sports teams, especially her beloved Detroit Tigers. Vicky is survived by her husband and loving companion of 38 years, Dwight. Dearest mother of Patrick (Shelly) Martindale, David (Shannon) Martindale and Stephanie (Jason) Clotfelter. The constant love of her life over the past seven years was her grandsons, Austin, Evan and Ian. Dear sister of Rick (Terri) Cole, Jim (Wendy) Cole, Kathy (Bill) Fox, Jane Cole, Caroline (William) Krynak and the late Dave Cole. Visitation Thursday 3-9 pm. Funeral Friday 11 a.m. Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile), Sterling Heights. Interment at White Chapel Cemetery, Troy.
McFADDEN ANNIE ELIZABETH May 30, 2011, age 88. Born in Ireland to Annie and William, but since infancy, a Michigan resident. Beloved sister of Catherine Somerville, William McFadden, the late Alice Brinkley, and infant William. Dear Aunt Annie to many nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews. Her career in banking concluded as manager of the document vault at Detroit Bank and Trust. She was devoted to family, but her greatest gratification was in nurturing each generation of the family's children. Funeral service Friday 7 p.m. at the Neely-Turowski Funeral Home, 30200 Five Mile (between Middlebelt and Merriman). Visitation Friday 2-7 p.m. Memorials may be sent to Karmanos Cancer Center, for breast cancer specifically. Interment Evergreen Cemetery. www.neely-turowski.com
McKEOUGH MARY CATHERINE May 30, 2011. Age 72. Dearest companion for 42 years of the late Matthew Johnston. Sister of Philip of Paradise, CA and Patrick of Highland, MI and the late Patricia Noel, John of Los Angeles, CA, Edward of Hastings, MI, Paul of Novi, MI and William of Detroit, MI. Mary was the eighth and youngest child of Reginald and Anne (Deveney) McKeough of Detroit. Also survived by many nieces and nephews and Matthew's children, Jeff, Sue, Matt and Patrick. Mary was devoted to all but most especially to William who was disabled with a life-long condition of Duchane's Muscular Dystrophy and passed away at age 68. Mary retired from Limbach Co. of Pontiac, MI. Visitation O'Brien/Sullivan Funeral Home, 41555 Grand River, Novi 248-348-1800 Wednesday 4-9 p.m. with a rosary at 7 p.m. In state Our Lady of Victory Church, 133 Orchard St, Northville, Thursday, 10:30 a.m. until time of funeral liturgy 11:00 a.m. Memorial donations may be made to Beaumont Foundation-Hospice or Muscular Dystrophy Association. Online condolences: www.obriensullivanfuneralhome.com
MEEHAN WILLIAM F., May 29, 2011, Age 87. Born in Brooklyn New York, raised in Rockville Centre - Long Island, New York. 46 year resident of Bloomfield Hills, MI. Navy veteran WWII. Husband of Patricia for 48 years. Father of William F. "Sam" III (Marleen), Megan Deirdre Meehan, and Meriel Catherine Meehan. Grandfather of Kaylin Elaine and Sean William. Brother of Joan Kelly (Walter) and the late Jean Henske, Mary Vollkomer and Thomas Meehan. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends Thursday 2-8 p.m. at A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Road (between Maple and Big Beaver) with Scripture service at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass Friday 1 p.m. at St. Hugo of the Hills Stone Chapel, 2215 Opdyke Road, Bloomfield Hills. Visitation begins at church 12:30 p.m. Memorials to St. Hugo School Endowment Fund, 2215 Opdyke Road., Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304 or Providence Park Hospital, 47601 Grand River Ave., Novi, MI 48374 or American Cancer Society, 18505 W. 12 Mile Road, Southfield, MI 48076. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
MIRVIS SELDEN Beloved husband of Jeanette Mirvis, Dearest brother of Russell Mirvis. and the Bernard (Harriet), Leonard (Goldie), Phillip (Mary), Lillian Mirvis and Edith (Marvin) Hoffrichter. Selden was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He will be missed by many nieces, nephews, and others who knew him. SERVICES FRIDAY 11:00 AM AT THE DORFMAN CHAPEL FARMINGTON HILLS. 248-406-6000. INTERMENT TO FOLLOW AT CLOVER HILL PARK CEMETERY or visit www.thedorfmanchapel.com
MUCCI GENEVIEVE Age 94 May 30, 2011 Beloved wife of the late Marino. Dear sister of Stephen (Jeanne) Gierak, Frank (Jenny) Gierak, Jane (the late Frank) Ostrowski and the late Marion Gierak. Also survived by sister-in-law Frances Gierak and many nieces and nephews. Visitation 3-8 p.m. Friday at Resurrection Funeral Home, 40800 Hayes Rd. (S. of 18 Mi. Rd.) Clinton Twp. and 9 a.m. Sat. until time of Mass 9:30 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Community, 40501 Hayes Rd., Sterling Heights resurrectionfuneralhome.com
OGILVIS BRONE Died quietly at home surrounded by family and dear friends John and Don on May 28, 2011. The late Mrs. Ogilvis of Huntington Woods was the beloved wife of Vytas and loving mother of Violetta, Silva, Rosita, Virgil and Marc (Cheryl). Angela Hospice provided compassionate, loving care to Brone over the past six months. A memorial service will take place on June 6, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Divine Providence Lithuanian Catholic Church in Southfield.
PERREMAN DIANE Age 68 May 31, 2011 Loving mother of Ron, Scott (Karin), and Dean (Julia) Perreman. Cherished grandmother of Michael, Samantha, Joseph, and Katherine. Dear sister of Rosemary (John) Karkosak and the late Leo Alan Swartz. Dearest aunt and great aunt to several nieces and nephews. Visitation Thursday 3-9 p.m. with an evening Scripture Service at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12½ Mile Rd). In state Friday 9:30 a.m. until the time of the Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. at St. Ronald Catholic Church (17701 15 Mile Road, Clinton Township). Please share memories at www.Temrowski.com
PORTER NORMA JEAN May 31, 2011. Age 66. Beloved wife of Ross L. Dear mother of Kelly Machnak, Duane (Connie) Thomason, Tammy (Scott) Spencer, Dawn (Jim) Plas, Claudia Wurster and Ross (Charlotte) Porter. Sister of Bev Stephenson and Jan (John) Bergman. Also survived by 11 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral Thursday 7 p.m. from the L. J. Griffin Funeral Home, 42600 Ford Rd. (W. of Lilley). The family will receive visitors Thursday 2-9 p.m. Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at griffinfuneralhome.com
RAY MERRILL C. May 30, 2011. Age 80 Beloved husband Jean V. Dear father of Deborah L. Yukolis and Jivaughn L. LaForest. Also survived by six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral Friday 11 a.m. from the chapel of the L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, 7707 Middlebelt Rd. (at Ann Arbor Tr.) The family will receive visitors Thursday 4-9 p.m. Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at griffinfuneralhome.com
RAYBURN JOHN BOYD "JACK" Age 78. May 30, 2011. Beloved husband of Louise. Loving father of Lisa (Steve) Rief, Andrea (Chuck) Karbon, Diane (Scott) Campbell and Tracy (David) Miller. Dear grandfather of 9. Jack was a Korean War veteran. Visitation will be held at the R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Home, 15451 Farmington Rd., Livonia, Thursday and Friday 3-8 P.M. Funeral Service at the Mt. Hope Congregational Church, 30330 Schoolcraft Rd., Livonia, Saturday at 11 A.M. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Michigan Humane Society. Please share a memory at www.rggrharris.com.
RIMPELA JEANETTE M. (NEE VERSAILLE) May 30, 2011 Age 78. Beloved wife of the late Roy (2008) for 57 cherished years. Loving mother of Nadine (James) Vantine, Eric (Renee), Paul (Mary), Kirt, Sharise Gavlinski and the late Denise Bullock. Also survived by her son-in-law Robert Bullock. Proud grandmother of 17, great-grandmother of nine, and great great-grandmother of two. Visitation Thursday 3-9pm and Friday 2pm until time of service 7:30pm at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile Rd). Interment Lakeview Cemetery, Calumet, MI. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guestbook" at WujekCalcaterra.com
RYAN JO ANN age 78 of Rochester Hills, May 30, 2011. Loving wife of the late J. Paul Ryan. Dear mother of Annette (Paul) Kersting, Caryn Ryan, Nancy Jo (Bruce) Backman, Laurie (the late Ricky) Myrick and Robin Ryan (Mike Cronley). Grandmother of Elizabeth and John Haase, Ryan, Michael, Sarah and Lydia Kerstin, Andrew and Kathryn Pedelty, Bridgette and Bennett Backman, Jesse and Jamie Myrick. Sister of Nancy (Tom) McNamara and the late Marie (Gerald) Connor. Memorial Mass Friday, June 3, 2011, 11am at St. Mary of the Hills Catholic Church, 2675 John R. Road, Rochester Hills. Inurnment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation. Arrangements in the care of the Potere-Modetz Funeral Home, Rochester. Online guestbook www.modetzfuneralhomes.com
SABO PATRICIA MARIE May 29, 2011, Age 84. Daughter of the late Leonard Otto and Marie E. Kelly (Nee' Davidson). Beloved wife of the late Gabel J. Sabo. Dear mother of Linda (Victor) Lassester, Daniel Sabo, and Robert Sabo. Sister of the late Rose Mary Theresa (Jim) Holliday. Grandmother of Kyle Lassester, Kelli (David) Franks, Kollin Lassester, Jennifer (Joe) De Pew, and Kimberly Sabo. Great grandmother of Lauren and Conner Franks, and Kaydance and Ashlyn De Pew. Cherished aunt of Mary Ellen (Bill) Neely, Michelle Holliday, Jimmy (Elaine) Holliday, John (Sissy) Holliday, Tom (Jenny) Holliday, and David Holliday. Visitation Thursday 1 to 9 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. until the time of the Funeral Service at 12 Noon at the Adragna Obarzanek Funeral Home, 33250 Ryan (North of 14 Mile). There will be a Rosary recital Thursday evening. Private Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Pat was born in Detroit, Michigan. She attended Holy Redeemer School where she graduated in 1946, and was Vice President of her class. After graduation Pat began a long career in the banking industry, first at NBD, and later in life at the Madison National Bank. Pat was a fierce Tiger and Red Wing fan, advocate of all animals, and loved working in her garden. Bowling and cards were just a few of her favorite leisure time activities. Pat loved the fellowship of the Saint Anne Catholic Community and was an active member in the Christian Mothers and Women's organization. Gramma Pat as she was known to many will be greatly missed by all. With sincere thanks to our extended family, friends, and neighbors for your heartfelt love and support. In lieu of flowers donations to the Michigan Humane Society in her honor would be greatly appreciated. aofuneralhome.com
SEGAN RUDOLPH, May 7, 2011, Age 100. Beloved husband of the late Helen. Dear father of Ronald (Doreen). Devoted grandfather of Ronald Segan and Stacey Rzeszut (John). Loving great-grandfather of Ryan and Connor. Memorial Mass Saturday 10 a.m. at St. Andrew Catholic Church, 1400 Inglewood, Rochester. A.J. Desmond & Sons, (248) 362-2500.
SPEEN PETER L. Age 89, May 31, 2011. Beloved husband of the late Kathryn. Loving father of Sammy (Jackie), and Donald (Cheryl). Grandfather of Christopher, Stephanie, Andrea, and Kelly. Great grandfather of Isabella, Sophia, Sammy, Poesy, Remy, Daesha, and Dominic. Brother of Lucy Provenzola and Tony. Visitation Friday 1-9pm. Funeral service Saturday 11:30am at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 Inkster Rd., (between Ford Road and Cherry Hill). Family suggests memorials to St. Joe's Hospice-Ann Arbor or Humane Society of Huron Valley. www.santeiufuneralhome.com
STERN BURTON L. Beloved husband for 58 wonderful years of Claire Lugassy Stern. Loving father of Michael Stern, Dr. Sheldon Stern (Rabbi Marla Hornsten), Rachel (Marc) Bruell and Judy (Jay) Nachowitz. Cherished Grandpa of Danielle, Erica, Lilly, Jessica, Jordan, Michael, Jacques, Elliott, Alyssa, Benji and Danny. Devoted son of the late Emil and the late Rebecca Stern. Dear brother of Marshall (Betty) Stern and Alice (Larry) Sholler. Treasured uncle, cousin and friend to many. SERVICES AND INTERMENT WERE HELD OUT OF STATE ON TUESDAY. LOCAL ARRANGEMENTS BY THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020. www.irakaufman.com
STROCK RICHARD LEE Age 75, of Livonia, passed away Tuesday, May 31, 2011. Loving father of Richard J. Strock and Jennifer (Andrew) Parker; proud grandfather of Jillian, Jacqueline, Joshua; brother of Eugenia Taub and Linda Kolodziejski. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Leona. Mr. Strock will lie in state at 10:00 a.m. and the Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 4, 2011 at St. Edith Catholic Church, 15089 Newburgh Rd., Livonia. Visitation will be on Thursday from 5-8 p.m. and on Friday from 2-8 p.m. at the Union Lake Chapel of the Elton Black and Son Funeral Home, 1233 Union Lake Rd., White Lake. Interment will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
TATONE VINCENT J. Age 54. May 29, 2011. Beloved husband of Mahasin (nee Mekani) for 12 years. Loving father of Adelina. Dear brother of Mina (Vito) Mazzarano, John (Virginia) Tatone and the late Pasquale Tatone. Dearest son of the late Raffaele (Adelina)Tatone. Dear uncle of Rose (Richard) Walkowiak, Margaret (Michael) Graziani, John R. (Ellen) Tatone and Joseph Tatone. Dearest great uncle of Allasandra, Stefania, Julian, Alexia, Ariana, Julia and Ryan. Visitation Friday 3-9p.m. with a 7p.m. Scripture Service at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. 36900 Schoenherr Rd. at Metro Pkwy (16 Mile Rd.) Funeral Saturday Instate 11:30a.m. at St. Andrew Catholic Church 1400 Inglewood (E. of Rochester & S. of Tienken) until time of Mass at 12 Noon. Entombment Resurrection Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at Wujek-Calcaterra.com
VOLLHARDT KEVIN JAMES age 33, May 31, 2011 of Westland. Beloved son of Toni and Ron Vollhardt. Loving brother of David (Carla) Vollhardt. Dear nephew of Tammy (Larry) Strong and Todd Catt. Special cousin of Catrina Howard. Visitation Friday 4-9 PM at Vermeulen Funeral Home, 980 N. Newburgh Rd (between Ford and Cherry Hill) Westland. Funeral Service Saturday 12 Noon at the funeral home. Interment Monday 11:00 AM at Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly, MI. Memorial Contributions may be made to Veteran Haven, 4924 S. Wayne Rd., Wayne, MI 48184. To share a memory, visit vermeulenfuneralhome.com