BADALAMENTI EMANUELE G. 74 of Monroe, died Sunday. He was the son of the late Filippo and Angelina Badalamenti. The loving brother of Joseph (Frances) Badalamenti of Rochester, MI and Fara M. Palazzolo of Monroe. Also survived by a brother-in-law Joseph Palazzolo and nieces and nephews. He is also preceded in death by a sister Margaret Palazzolo and brother-in-law Philip Palazzolo. Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Thursday at Rupp Funeral Home, Monroe. He will lie in state at 9 a.m. Friday at St. Michael Church with Mass at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Monroe. He loved life and always had a smile on his face. He enjoyed painting and especially family gatherings and celebrations. Online condolences may be sent through www.ruppfuneralhomeinc.com
BOJARSKI LAWRENCE C. June 10, 2012. Age 75. Loving father of Kenneth, Lauri Ann, Steven, Dennis (Robin) and the late David. Visitation Wednesday 3-9 p.m. at the Wasik Funeral Home, Inc. 11470 Thirteen Mile Road (west of Hoover) Warren. In state Thursday 8:30 a.m. until 9 a.m. Funeral Mass St. Florian Church, 2626 Poland Street, Hamtramck. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.wasikfuneralhome.com
CABELL LUCILLE E. June 11, 2012, age 86. Beloved wife of the late Douglas N. Cabell. Mother of John (Deborah) and Matthew (Deborah). Proud grandmother of Douglas, Brian, Evan. A Memorial Celebration will be held at Fox Run Retirement Community, 41000 13 Mile Rd., Novi, Thursday, June 14th at 3 p.m. Memorial tributes to St. John Hospice.
COLLET MAJOR BEVERLY J. Age 73. June 12, 2012. Survived by her cousin, Donna (Dick) McGregor; their children, Tara and C.J.; and her lifelong friend, Major Jeannetta Fortching. Predeceased by her sister, Peggy Pierpoint. Visitation Wednesday 4-7 p.m. at the Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 705 W 11 Mile Rd. (4 blks. E of Woodward), Royal Oak. In state Thursday 6 p.m. until time of Funeral 7 p.m. at the Dearborn Heights Salvation Army Corps (26700 W. Warren). Memorials to the Salvation Army Detroit Harding Corps Building Fund appreciated. Share your memories at www.sullivanfuneraldirectors.com.
DUNBAR-CRAIG FELICIA "DEE DEE" (Nee Merriewether) 46, June 9, 2012 after a long illness. She is survived by children Chaz Merriewether, Hershell Davis, and Monifa Warren, grandchildren, father Edward, siblings, nieces and nephews. Dee Dee, the "Rhinestone Stylist," customized accessories for local and national celebrities. Viewing Thursday, June 14, for our beloved Dee Dee, 3 - 9pm at Swanson Funeral Home, 806 E. Grand Blvd, Detroit, 48207. Funeral Friday, June 15, at 11am at Perfecting Triumphant Church, 4251 Fischer Rd, Detroit, 48214.
GARDULA MARK Age 51, suddenly June 10, 2012. Loving son of Irene and the late Herman. Dear brother of Marlene, Douglas (Cathy), David, Gary (Eida), and the late Pamela. Beloved uncle of several nieces and nephews. Visitation at Rudy Funeral Home, 25650 Van Dyke in Center Line on Thursday from 2-9 p.m. with a 6:30 p.m. Rosary. In state Friday 9:30 a.m. at St. Hyacinth Catholic Church, 3151 Farnsworth for a 10 a.m. Mass. Burial Mt Olivet Cemetery. Will be greatly missed.
HACHIGIAN SIMON Age 88. Loving father of Jim Hachigian, Nancy Der'Stepanian, Betty (Vartan) Kupelian. Also leaving behind three grand- children, two great-grand children, his sister and many nieces and nephews. Visitation Wednesday 3-9 p.m. with Dan Gark prayers 6:30 and Masonic Service at 7 p.m. in Martenson Funeral Home, 10915 Allen Rd, Allen Park (at Goddard Rd). Funeral Thursday 11 a.m. in the funeral home. Interment Woodmere Cemetery. Memorial tributes to Dearborn Animal Shelter. Arrangements in the care of SIMON JAVIZIAN FUNERAL HOME 248-626-7815. Internet condolences for the family may be sent to SJavizian2@att.net.
HILL CLARENCE W. JR. "DOUG" June 12, 2012 age 68. Beloved Husband of Suzanne. Dear Father of Kimberly (Tom) Horne, Corey (LeAnn) Hill, Randy (Opal) Bogart, Bryan Bogart, Douglas Hill and the late Nick Hill. Son of Mae and the late Clarence. Also survived by 11 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and four sisters. Special friend to Buddy and Kayla. Visitation at the Ford Funeral Home, 26560 Van Dyke (S of 11 Mile Rd. or the 696 Expressway) Thursday from 2-8 pm. Funeral Service Friday 11 am at the Funeral Home. Contributions may be made to charity of choice. To share a condolence or memory with the family please use www.fordfuneralhome.org.
HOFFMAN ANNABELLE June 12, 2012 Age 93 of Taylor. Beloved wife of the late Alvin. Loving mother of Sonja Gerick (John Crites), Donna (Larry) Sigler, Bonnie (Russell) Cloyd, Debi (Edward) Burnham, and Doreen Hoffman. Dearest sister of Nona Fenchack. Also survived by 14 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Mrs. Hoffman operated the Hoffman's Hideaway animal refuge and was a member of Eastern Star, Democratic Club of Taylor, Christ-Net, and St. Paul United Church of Christ where she served as receptionist. Visitation Thursday June 14, 2012 from 2-9 p.m. at the Taylor Chapel of Voran Funeral Home, 23750 Goddard Rd. (313) 291-1800. Funeral service Friday June 15, 2012, In state 10 a.m. at St. Paul United Church of Christ (Taylor) with service to follow at 11 a.m. Interment Parkview Memorial Gardens Cemetery (Livonia). Please visit our online guest book at www.voranfuneralhome.com
HOLZMAN SHERIDAN Dear father of Brian (Jane) Holzman, Chuck (Julie) Holzman, Dave (Colleen) Holzman, and the late Deborah Holzman. Loving grandfather of Jacob, Mike, Dan, Nick, Elliott, and Abby Holzman. Devoted brother of Buz (Eileen) Holzman. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, other family members, and friends. SERVICES THURSDAY, 3 P.M. AT THE DORFMAN CHAPEL, FARMINGTON HILLS, (248) 406-6000 or visit, www.thedorfmanchapel.com
KAZIMIR FARON P. Age 82, of Warren, passed away June 11, 2012. Mr. Faron was a lifetime member of Post 4162 - Detroit. He was the beloved husband of Barbara. Loving father of Kenneth, Carol (Norman) Boik and Laura (Joe) Lovitt. Dear grandfather of Aaron, Sarah, Joseph, Adam, Michael and Anna. Brother of Joseph (Janet) and Tina. Visitation Thursday from 2-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. scripture service at Kaul Funeral Home, 27830 Gratiot Ave., Roseville. In state Friday 9:30 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Innocents Catholic Church, 26100 Ridgemont St., Roseville. Please share a memory at www.kaulfuneralhome.com
KERR RICHARD C. June 9, 2012. 80 of Leland, formerly of Ypsilanti, Ann Arbor, Hillsdale, and Manchester. Daily and weekly newspaper reporter-photographer, editor, and publisher from 1951-1997. Born 9/25/31, son of Ray C. and Ethel I. Kerr. Proud father of R. Clint (Lynne) Kerr Jr., Kathy K. (Dave) Easter, and Karen K. (Dale) Inman. Brother of the late Elton R. (Mike) Kerr of Orchard Lake and grandfather of Rich III, Kaitlin Rhoades, Kelly Kerr, Erin N. Crowther, Erika Easter, and Adam and Amy Inman. A gathering will be held Saturday, July 16 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Martinson Funeral Home, Suttons Bay. Memorials may be directed to Hillsdale College, 33 E. College St., Hillsdale, MI 49242.
KEYS ALEXANDER J. Age 22, June 11, 2012. Loving son of Gregory and Joanne Keys. Dearest brother of Natalie Keys, and beloved grandson of Leonard and Joan Keys and Jerome and Irene Barbary. Dear nephew of Maureen (Tim) Dawda, Paulette Keys and Russell (Jennifer) Keys. Cherished cousin of Holden, Emma, Devan, Lauren and Chase. Additional survivors include many wonderful family members and treasured friends. Visitation for Alex will be Wednesday from 3-9 p.m. at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 ½ Mile). Funeral Services will be held Thursday 10:30 a.m. at the Funeral Home. Memorial donations appreciated to the Michigan Humane Society, www.michiganhumane.org. Please share memories at www.Temrowski.com
KUKLA ROBERT S. June 10, 2012. Beloved husband of the late Arlene. Dearest father of Ryan (Nacole). Grandfather of Tyler and Carter. Brother of Daniel. Best friend of Gia. Member of the American Legion Post #32. Visitation Friday 10 a.m. at St. Edith. Mass 10:30 a.m. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Scripture Service Thursday 7 p.m. Visitation Thursday 1:30-8 p.m. at the Sajewski Funeral Home. 19111 W. Warren. www.sajewskifh.com
LANGSCHIED DORIS A. Age 83. June 12, 2012. Loving sister of Elmer (Ina) and the late Lucille. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Visitation Thursday 2-7 p.m. at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 Inkster Rd. (between Ford Rd. and Cherry Hill), Garden City. In state Friday 9:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. Mass at St. Linus Catholic Church, 25500 Hass (between Ford and Warren, west of Gulley). www.santeiufuneralhome.com
LEE MARGARET J. June 11, 2012, age 88. Beloved wife of the late Richard. Dear mother of Anna Dressig, Bertrand, the late Richard, II, Robert, and Timmy. Grandmother of Monica and Bobby. Visitation at the Ford Funeral Home, 26560 Van Dyke (S. of 11 Mile Rd. or the 696 Expressway), Wednesday from 2-9 p.m. Funeral Service Thursday 10 a.m. at the Funeral Home. Interment Cadillac Memorial Gardens-East. To share a condolence or memory please use www.fordfuneralhome.org.
McCLAIN BENSON CARMEN "BENNY" Age 38. Beloved son of Benson C. (Mary Cusumano) and Ronni Abaldo-Melvin. Dear grandson of Gerald and Rollene Girdley. Loved step-son of Bryan Melvin III. Loving brother of Bryan Melvin IV and Dillon Melvin. Step-brother to Marissa (Sinsa) Milovanoski, Joseph (Elizabeth) Cusumano, and Lauren Cusumano. Visitation Thursday from 1 until 9 p.m. at the S.K. Schultz Funeral Home, 43300 Garfield Rd. (N. of 19 Mile Rd.), Clinton Township. Funeral Service Friday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment Cadillac Memorial Gardens East. Please share a thought or memory with the family at www.schultzfuneralhome.com.
NESTOR SR. EVANGELINE (CARMELINE) I.H.M. Age 96. Died June 10, 2012. Beloved aunt of several nieces and nephews. Visitation Thursday 2-7:30 p.m. at the I.H.M. Motherhouse Chapel in Monroe, MI, with Prayers at 3 p.m. and Funeral services on Friday at 10 a.m. Memorials to the I.H.M. Retirement Fund. Arrangements by the Rupp Funeral Home, (734) 241-9300.
NIEMAN WILLIAM age 65 died on June 8, 2012. Mr. Nieman retired from General Motors after 26 years; a member of Moose Lodge, Eagles Club and UAW. Beloved father of Elizabeth (Rick) Seder and Colleen (Merrick) Maris. Dear grandfather of Blake, Brennan Seder and Merrick, Miles, Coleton, Marissa Maris. Brother of Sandy (Norm) and Dan Nieman. Predeceased by his parents William and Doris Nieman. Funeral Service Thursday 10 am (9:30 am in-state ) at St. Paul Lutheran, 42681 Hayes Road, Sterling Heights, 48038 Visitation today 5-9 pm and Wednesday 1-9 pm at Resurrection Funeral Home, 40800 Hayes Road, Clinton Township 48038. Memorial Contributions to American Heart Association. www.resurrectionfuneralhome.com
NOVAK MATILDA Age 95 June 10 2012 of Dearborn. Beloved wife of the late Stephen. Loving mother of Richard Novak, Robert (Lynnette) Novak, and Gerald (Janice) Novak. Also survived by four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Visitation at the Dearborn Chapel of the Voran Funeral Home on Thursday 2-9 p.m. Funeral Friday, June 15, 2012 at St. Constance Catholic Church. In state 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass at 10:00 a.m. Visit our online guestbook and share memories at www.voranfuneralhome.com.
OSENKOWSKI WALTER, JR. Age 77 of Warren. Loving brother of Norman (Virginia) and the late Donald. Proud uncle of Thomas, Michael, Robert, and Jason. Dear friend of Buffalo (Doris). Also survived by many other loving family and friends. Visitation will be held at Fred Wood Funeral Home-Rice Chapel, 36100 5 Mile Rd., Livonia (E. of Levan), Wednesday 5-9 p.m. with 8:30 p.m. Rosary. Funeral Thursday at St. Kenneth Catholic Church, 14951 Haggerty Rd., Plymouth (S. of 5 Mile Rd.). In state 12 p.m. Mass 12:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association. Please visit online guestbook, fredwoodfuneralhome.com.
OZIMEK FRANK J. "OZZIE" June 12, 2012. Age 87. Dear husband of Josephine. Brother of Stella Miller and the late Steven Peter and Joseph Thomas Ozimek. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Member of PLAV#75 and DAV#51. Visitation at McFarland Foss Funeral Home, 5401 Schaefer Rd., Dearborn Wednesday 1-9 p.m. with Rosary 7 p.m. Funeral Mass Thursday 9:30 a.m. at St. Barbara Catholic Church with visitation beginning 9 a.m. Donations requested to Dearborn Animal Shelter.
RUBIN SEENA H. Beloved wife of the late Sandy Rubin. Dear mother of Mickey (Helene) Bennett and Larry (Mary) Bennett. Dear sister of Jerry (Zelda) Stone, Maynard (Gloria) Stone, Bert (the late Allen) Brand and the late Belle Rickart and the late Norma Zimmick. Loving grandmother of Lauryn (David) Rochlen, Jeremy Bennett, Sarah Bennett, and David Bennett. Great grandmother of Isaac Ruben Rochlen. Also remember by many loving nieces, nephews, family members and friends. SERVICES THURSDAY 12 NOON AT THE DORFMAN CHAPEL FARMINGTON HILLS, 248-406-6000. INTERMENT TO FOLLOW AT MACHPELAH CEMETERY, FERNDALE or visit www.thedorfmanchapel.com.
RUSSIN MARIE A. Age 87 of Conroe, Texas, formerly of Lincoln Park. May 23, 2012. Dear aunt of Marc Goulait and Chris Stone. Visitation Thursday 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Funeral Thursday 11 a.m. at R.J. Nixon Funeral Home, Wyandotte. Burial Michigan Memorial Park.
SANCHEZ MANUEL Beloved husband of Janie. Dear father of Manuel and Linda. Grandfather of Janie, the Late Manuel, Mario, Danny, Sandra, and Jennifer. Great Grandfather to many. Visitation Wednesday 2-9 p.m. at Don Graham Funeral Home, 1005 Junction at Fisher Fwy. Visitation Thursday 9:30 a.m. at Holy Redeemer Church, Mass 10 a.m. Interment Woodmere Cemetery.
SARGENT DOROTHY ELLEN Age 86, died June 12, 2012. Beloved wife of Earl for 58 years. Dearest mother of Nicholas (Julie Dutcher) Sargent. Loving grandmother of Erin and Emily Sargent. Great-grandmother of Oscar and Dale. Dorothy was predeceased by her parents Gordon and Dorthea Gray and her sister Flora Jean Gray. Visitation Thursday 3-9 p.m. at Kaul Funeral Home, 28433 Jefferson, St. Clair Shores. In state Friday 10:30 a.m. until time of Funeral at 11 a.m. at First English Lutheran Church, 800 Vernier, Grosse Pointe Woods. Interment at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Detroit. Please share a memory of Dorothy at www.kaulfuneralhome.com.
SCHULT RONALD W. Retired Eastpointe police officer, died peacefully June 11, 2012 at the age of 70. Beloved husband and friend of Shari; loving father of Scott (Nyeita), Andrea (Sean) Howitt, Stephanie and Ashley; cherished grandfather of Maquenzie, Zachary, Tristen, Collin and Gavin; and beloved brother of Larry (Sandy). Visitation will be held in Faulmann & Walsh Golden Rule Funeral Home, 32814 Utica Rd., Fraser, Thursday from 12 noon - 9 p.m. with a sharing at 8 p.m. Funeral will be celebrated in St. John Lutheran Church of Fraser, Friday 11 a.m. with additional visitation at 10 a.m. Share memories at www.faulmannwalsh.com.
SKRZYPINSKI ROBERT J. "STROH" Age 71, June 9, 2012. Beloved husband of Dolores. Loving father of Donna (Mike) Grandey, Denise (Ray) Gleason, and Matthew (Linda). Proud grandfather of Sean and Cecilia. Dearest son of the late Alfred (the late Eleanor) Skrzypinski. Dear brother of the late Beverly Roe. Visitation Thursday 3-9 p.m. and Friday 1-9 p.m. with 7 p.m. Rosary at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Funeral Saturday, in state 9:30 a.m. at St. Theresa of Avila - St. Dorothy Campus 12255 Frazho (between Hoover and Schoenherr) until time of Mass at 10 a.m. Interment St. John Cemetery, Ubly, MI. Share memories with the family at their "On Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com.
SOWA FELIX G. Age 84, June 11, 2012 of Dearborn Heights. Beloved husband of Lauren. Loving father of Delaine (Jeff) Lautenbach, Dave (Holly) Sowa and Darci (Tom) Middendorff. Dear brother-in-law of Irene Sowa. Dearest grandfather of Kristine, Courtney, Ryan, Amanda, TJ, Logan, Brianna and Jack. Visitation at the Dearborn Chapel of the Voran Funeral Home on Thursday 2-9 p.m. with a Rosary at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Friday June 15, 2012 at St. Anselm Catholic Church. In state 9:30 a.m. until Time of Mass at 10:00 a.m. Interment Great Lakes National Cemetery. Visit our online guestbook and share memories at www.voranfuneralhome.com.
STERN MAURICE "LARRY" Beloved husband of the late Sarabel Stern. Dear father of William Samuel (Judy) Stern. Loving grandfather of Rachel (Todd) Matzkin-Bridger and Jeremy (Emily) Stern. Great grandfather of Ari and Talia Matzkin-Bridger. Devoted brother of Bernard, the late Daniel, the late Jerome, the late Norman, the late Annabelle, the late Mary, and Ida. Also remembered by Punky and Brewster. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, family members, and friends. SERVICES WEDNESDAY 1:00 PM AT THE DORFMAN CHAPEL, FARMINGTON HILLS, 248-406-6000. INTERMENT TO FOLLOW AT ADAT SHALOM MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY, or visit www.thedorfmanchapel.com.
STEVENS RONALD WILLIAM known to some as Jim, died Tuesday, May 22, 2012, just 10 days after celebrating his grandson's wedding with family and friends. Stevens was an educator, hockey fan, golfer, traveler and self-taught piano player. Stevens was an elementary school principal in the Troy School District and opened Hill, Wass and Hamilton Elementary Schools. He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Barbara (Bowen), sons Bruce (Lori), Robert (Susan) and John (Vivian), his grandchildren Erin, Christopher (Diony), Dennis (Danielle), Megan, Jessica and Alyssa, adored cat, Comet, and pit bulls, Miles and Lex. He is also survived by his sister Sheila (Mel) Schmittel, two nieces and a nephew. He is preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Mary Jean Stevens and his brother, Donald. A memorial gathering Friday will be held at Woodside Bible Church in Troy from 3:30-6 p.m. Memorial contributions can be made to Leader Dogs for the Blind, Rochester MI.
SULLIVAN GEORGE EDWARD age 55 of Manchester passed away on June 10, 2012. He was born on August 8, 1956 to George and Grace (Cooper) Sullivan and they both preceded him in death. He was a graduate of Annapolis High School and is a Veteran of the United States Air Force. George is survived by his loving wife Colleen, brother Jim (Nilda) Sullivan and stepson Ron (Diane) Reynolds. A Natural Farewell has taken place. Memorial donations may be given to the American Cancer Society. God Blessed this world with a "Real Man" and he will be missed on this earth.
TAYLOR JAMES W., age 81, June 9, 2012. Beloved husband of Jacqueline for 57 years. Dear father of Susan, Robert (Jacqueline) and Diane. Loving grandfather of Jennifer (Giovanni) Conte, Kelly, Gabriel, Skye, Chad and Paige. Great-grandfather of Andre and Aubree. Brother of Janie (Fred) Botke, Ruth and Dorothy. Brother-in-law of Ruthann and Lee Taylor. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Loyal employee of Michigan Consolidated Gas Company for 32 years. He enjoyed sports such as hockey, football and baseball. He spent his winters living at Koves Estate in Osteen, Florida, which he loved very much. Visitation Thursday 2-8pm. Funeral Service Friday 11:30am at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 Inkster Rd., (between Ford Rd. and Cherry Hill), Garden City. www.santeiufuneralhome.com
VELASQUEZ DOMINGO A. Passed away peacefully in his 88th year at his home on the 9th of June, 2012 surrounded by his family and loved ones. Beloved husband of the late Lydia Valesquez. Loving father of Bruno (Georgette) and cherished daughter and caregiver, Susana. Dearest grandfather of Robert (Trish), Rebecca (Steve), Matthew (Melanie), Timothy, and their mother, Ruth. Devoted great-grandfather of 12. WWII veteran with honors and member of the UAW/GM. The family will receive friends Thursday, 10:00 a.m. 8:30 p.m. at the Taylor Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 9800 S. Telegraph Road. Rosary Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. In state Friday, 9:30 a.m. with Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. at St. Francis Cabrini Catholic Church, 9000 Laurence, Allen Park 48101. Entombment at Michigan Memorial Park, Flat Rock. Preferred memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Alzheimer's Association. Share a memory at www.howepeterson.com
WALKER JUSTIN Age 19. June 11, 2012. Beloved son of Chip and Lynda. Brother of Gary and Megan. Grandson of Joanne and Norm Schroder and the late Pops Walker and Toots and the late Gordon Segler. Nephew of Moni (John) Pollert, Skip (Karla) Walker, Bunny Grewal, Kevin (Roni) Walker, Norm Schroder Jr., Mike Segler, and Sandy (Jeff) Reed. Also survived by many cousins and close friends. Visitation Thursday 2-8 p.m. and Friday 12 noon until the 6 p.m. Funeral Service at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 Inkster Rd., Garden City (between Ford Rd. and Cherry Hill). Memorials suggested to John Glen High School Drama Club. www.santeiufuneralhome.com