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CASKEY-CLARK, PAMELA Northville Mi. Pamela was born Dec 8 1954 in Detroit Mi.,she left this world Aug 23 2015. She leaves behind her beloved husband Sherman and son Robert Norton. She is also survived by her loving parents Philip and Patricia Caskey, as well as grand children and lights of her life Emma And Maddie Norton, sisters Cindy Young, Louann Nagy and extended family and dear friends. A memorial service will be held at Oakpoint Church, 1250 South Hill RD. Milford Mi

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KAVA, JOSEPHINE C.

2015-08-30
JOSEPHINE C. KAVA

KAVA, JOSEPHINE C. August 27, 2015. Age 89 of Dearborn Heights. Passed away quietly in her daughter's home on Thursday, August 27, 2015. Josephine was the devoted wife of the late Stanley. She is survived by 11 children, 33 grandchildren, 55 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Also survived by her sister Helen and brother Walter. Josephine will be deeply missed by family and friends. Visitation Monday, August 31, 2015 from 2-9 p.m. at the Dearborn Chapel of Voran Funeral Home, 23701 Ford Road. (313) 278-5100. Funeral service Tuesday 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Josephine will be laid to rest in Forest Hill Cemetery in Stanton, MI her home of 26 years. Donations may be made to Grace Hospice. Visit our online guestbook and share memories at www.voranfuneralhome.com

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NIEMER, JOAN

2015-08-30
JOAN  NIEMER

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.

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NOSEL, CAROLINE D.

2015-08-30

NOSEL, CAROLINE D. Age 91, born May 13, 1924, passed away August 25, 2015. Wife of the late Joseph for 54 years. Mother of Josette, Carlotta, Jonathan (dec.), Joseph, Jolene, Craig, Jowella, Jeryl, five grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Services were held August 27, 2015. Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be offered for Caroline Sunday, August 30th at 11 a.m. St. Priscilla Church, Livonia.

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ASHLEY, DOROTHEA ELLEN August 24, 1934 - August 19, 2015. L.J. Griffin Funeral Home Northrop-Sassaman Chapel.

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CAREY, JIM

2015-08-27

CAREY, JIM of South Lyon, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 22, 2015 at the age of 70. He was a long time resident and local business owner, he was a CPA for over 30 years. Survived by his wife Camille, daughters Mandy (Reed) Heitman and Christy Cody as well as five grandchildren: Logan (9), Emerson (7), Mackenzie (6), Grayson (5) and Lawson (4 months). Also survived by his brothers: Ed Carey and Tom (Sheila) Carey as well as his "adopted brother" John (Jeanette) Gulbernat. Jim is preceded in death by his parents Ann and Joseph Carey and sister Dolly Basharrah. Visitation was held on Tuesday, August 25th, 3-9p.m. and Wednesday, August 26th 2-9p.m. with a funeral service on Thursday, August 27th at 11:00a.m., visiting starting at 10:15a.m.. at PHILLIPS FUNERAL HOME, 122 W. Lake St., South Lyon. www.phillipsfuneral.com

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COPPOLA, KATHLEEN

2015-08-27

COPPOLA, KATHLEEN Age 60, passed away August 19, 2015. She was born on February 14, 1955 in Hamilton Air Force Base, California. She was the loving wife of Ugo for over 41 blessed years; the loving mother to Vincent and Erik and the loving daughter to George and Phyllis Wardrip. She is also survived by two grandchildren Ryan and Gianna. Remember Kathy surrounded by her animals. Visitation was held on Monday, August 24 at PHILLIPS FUNERAL HOME, South Lyon. A funeral Mass was celebrated on Tuesday, August 25 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 6805 Mast Road, Dexter. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Michigan Humane Society or Michigan Ovarian Cancer Alliance. www.phillipsfuneral.com

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FRANKIE J. DEFINA, SR.

DEFINA, SR., FRANKIE J. Age 88, passed away August 19, 2015. He was born on September 30, 1926 in Northville, son of the late Nicholas and Frances Defina. He is survived by his children, Daniel (Jacqueline) Bishop, Kathy (Don) Foster, Patricia Gordon, Kristine (Lenn) White, Bonnie Rathburn, Theresa (Chris) Mertoian, and Frankie Jr. (Terri) Defina. He is also survived by 13 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Frankie was preceded in death by his first wife, Barbara in 1968; his second wife, Margaret in 2010; his daughter, Kathy (Jon) Raville; his son, Joseph Bishop; and one brother and two sisters. Visitation was held on Friday, August 21 from 3:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. with Rosary at 7:00 p.m. at PHILLIPS FUNERAL HOME, South Lyon. A Funeral Mass was celebrated on Saturday, August 22 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, South Lyon. He will be laid to rest in Rural Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Disabled American Veterans or Hospice of Michigan. www.phillipsfuneral.com

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KOVACS, MATILDA

2015-08-27

KOVACS, MATILDA June 1, 1921-August 23, 2015. Arrangements by Phillips Funeral Home, www.philipsfuneral.com

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LITTLE, KATHERINE

2015-08-27

LITTLE, KATHERINE Age 94 of Canton, August 24, 2015. Beloved mother of Wilma (James) Stoops, Kenneth (Nancy) Little. Also survived by five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation Wednesday, 3p.m. to 8p.m. at the Schrader-Howell Funeral Home, 280 S. Main St., Plymouth. Funeral Thursday, 11a.m. at Schrader-Howell. Share memories at www.schrader-howell.com

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ROBERT "BOB" H.  MAYER

MAYER, ROBERT "BOB" H. Died peacefully at home on August 24, 2015, just days before his 82nd birthday. Bob was born in Flint, Michigan to Robert and Martha Mayer. The family relocated to Grand Rapids. Bob graduated from East Grand Rapids High School with the class of 1951. A 1955 graduate of Michigan State University he was affiliated with R.O.T.C. and Sigma Nu fraternity. He spent the next two years serving as an officer in the U.S. Air Force, stationed in Chaumont, France. Upon return to Grand Rapids, he married Shirley Anne Taylor in 1959. Bob enjoyed a career of over 40 years in sales and management in the aluminum industry, primarily with Kaiser Aluminum in the Detroit area. Making their home in Birmingham, MI, they raised their three children; Martha, Rob and John. Bob is survived by Shirley, his wife of 56 years, daughter Martha (Richard) Walsh, sons Robert III (Bridget) Mayer and John (Kimberly) Mayer, seven grandchildren, sisters Janet (Randall) Peacock and Julie (Gamal) Elashhab. A memorial service will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. at Mayflower Congregational Church. The family will greet friends on Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Metcalf & Jonkhoff Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Arizona Autism United, 5025 E. Washington St., Suite 212, Phoenix, AZ 85034. The family is being served by Metcalf & Jonkhoff Funeral Service Grand Rapids, MI 616-940-7333. www.metcalfandjonkhoff.com

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NEWSTEAD, MAXINE ANN 80, died after a long struggle with Dementia/Alzheimer's on Friday, August 7, 2015 in St. Joseph, Michigan. She was born on February 19, 1935 in Saginaw, Michigan to Charles and Gretta (Seymour) Worthington. In 1956 she married William Newstead Jr. they were married for 36 years until his passing in 1993. Maxine worked at Ford Motor Company for 30 years retiring in 1990. Maxine was survived by her son Gordy, his wife Theresa and their children Jyl and Justin and her son Paul, his wife Laura and their children Madeline, Cullen, Carmen, and John. Memorial service will be held in the summer of 2016. Memorial donations may be made in Maxine's name to your local Humane Society.

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PICHE, LILLIE

2015-08-27

PICHE, LILLIE August 10, 1932 - August 17, 2015. L. J. Griffin Funeral Home Northrop-Sassaman Chapel. griffinfuneralhome.com

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PURDY, LILLIAN MARY

2015-08-27
LILLIAN MARY PURDY

PURDY, LILLIAN MARY Age 90. Beloved mother of Raymond, the late Ronald, Susan DeBord, and Janet Ogden. Loving grandmother of Miranda and Travis. She also leaves behind many other loving family and friends. Visitation Wednesday 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Fred Wood Funeral Home Rice Chapel 36100 5 Mile Rd. (E. of Levan) Livonia. Funeral Service 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, gathering 12 p.m. Share condolences at: fredwoodfuneralhome.com

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DR. JOHN H.  ROMANIK M.D.

ROMANIK M.D., DR. JOHN H. Dr. John H. Romanik, M.D. Born on October 20, 1935 in Cheboygan, Michigan. Died on August 20, 2015 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Married Carol (Hierholzer) on May 28th, 1960. Graduated from Pellston High School and he then went on to graduate from University of Detroit. Graduated from St. Louis University Medical School. He served his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. He was Director of the Children's Ward at Maybury Sanatorium. Private Practice as a Pediatrician in Farmington and then later moved his practice to Novi. He was Chairman of Department of Pediatrics at Providence Hospital and retired in 1991. He is predeceased by sons Matthew and Peter Romanik and two brothers and three sisters. Survived by his wife Carol and four children: Dr Elizabeth (Paul) Kinzie, Andrew Romanik, David (Kristine) Romanik and Dr. Anne-Marie (Paul) Patenaude. Grandfather of Abigail, Jack, Ben, Caitlyn, Alex, Liberty, Emma, Victor, Noah and Spencer. Brother of Irene (Romanik) Pakala and Chester Romanik. Dr. Romanik was a member of American Academy of Pediatrics, Old Timers of Northville, Lector at Our Lady of Victory Church and Salvation Army organizer of Bell Ringers. His hobbies were his grandchildren, wood working, camping, traveling, cruising and playing cards. Special thanks to the Dr. Chester Hoyt family for his Gift of Life 20 years ago. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Gift of Life Michigan. Visitation Friday, August 28, 2015 from 2-8 p.m. with a scripture service at 7 p.m. at O'Brien/Sullivan Funeral Home, 41555 Grand River, Novi (248) 348-1800. Instate Saturday 9 a.m. until funeral liturgy at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Victory Church, 133 Orchard St., Northville. On line condolences www.obriensullivanfuneralhome.com

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ROBERT L.  SAFFELL

SAFFELL, ROBERT L. 85, of Leland, died peacefully, surrounded by his loved ones, on Monday, August 17, 2015. He was born in Bloomington, Indiana on March 9, 1930; the son of Herbert and Lillian (Smallwood) Saffell. He was preceded in death by his brother, Bill Saffell. He is survived by his wife of 64 years Joanne Olson Saffell, and their children and grandchildren. Bob attended Birmingham High School, where he met Joanne and established many lifelong friendships that continue to this day. He went on to attend Miami of Ohio University, followed by service in the U.S. Army, during the Korean war. Bob and Joanne married in 1951 and started a family that would grow to include 8 children (Cynie, Susan, Steve, Jim, Annie, Peggy, John and Jane). Those children would give him 17 adored grandchildren and one great-grandchild. To them, he was affectionately known as Bumpa. He enjoyed a long and successful career in the advertising business and worked for many prestigious firms, including J Walter Thompson and Doyle Dane Bernbach. His specialty was automotive accounts and he was known as one of the best "car guys" in the industry. He was loved and respected by everyone that worked with him. Those friends/colleagues remember him for always bringing humor, integrity, hard work and a keen mind to the job. Bob and Joanne left Birmingham in 1971 and eventually landed in Los Angeles, where they lived for roughly 25 years, and raised their younger children. But they never lost their love for Leland. So, when it came time to retire, they settled "up north". In Leland his favorite days were spent playing golf or tennis, enjoying time with his wife and children, their spouses, the grandchildren, and many of their old friends from high school and college. Bob lived a long, full, and incredibly good life. He leaves behind a family and a community that will remember with great fondness: his uncanny ability to charm everyone he met, his hilarious sense of humor and storytelling skills, his kindness and integrity, his interest in politics and fairness for all people, and especially his devotion to his family and friends. He was loved. He will be missed. No services are planned at this time. Memorials may be directed to Habitat for Humanity, www.habitat.org. Please share memories and condolences with the Saffell family online at www.martinson.info. Arrangements are with the Martinson Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Leelanau.

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