BREAZEALE, DR. DAVID A. David passed away peacefully on March 31 at his home in Jupiter, Florida of cancer, at age 63. He was the Son of Herschel and Lorraine Breazeale of Clarkston, Mi. and Singer Island, Florida. David is survived by Brothers James of Miami, Fl. Thomas of Raleigh, North Carolina and Daniel of Rochester, Michigan. He Graduated Groves High School in Birmingham, Mi. 1969. David earned his Medical Degree from School of Osteopathic Medicine, Michigan State University, 1978. He completed his internship at Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, Fl. and served his residency at North Miami Beach Osteopathic General Hospital. He practiced Medicine in Wellington and Jupiter, Fl. He will be sadly missed by Family and Friends. At his request, his burial will be the Neptune Society. Donations may be made to Hospice of Palm Beach/Trustbridge Health.
FREDETTE, JOHN JOSEPH 78 years of age, died of complications of Parkinson's disease on April 16, 2015, in Utica, Michigan. John is survived by his wife, Helen (Crowell) Fredette, his daughters, Mary Margaret Sutter of Bruce Twp, MI; Dawn Marie Fredette of Rochester Hills, MI; and Robin Elaine Fredette Roberts (Bradley) of Stowe, PA; grandchildren DeOnte R. Sullivan, Carrie Ann Sutter and Rozalynn Marie Roberts. He is preceded in death by his parents, John and Margaret Mary and several siblings. John was born on July 29, 1936, in Detroit, MI, and married the love of his life in 1965. He retired from Ford Motor Company Vinyl Plant in Mt. Clemens, MI, in 1995 after 30 years of service. John was a great family man, husband and an awesome dad. He loved vacationing with his family, bowling, and coaching the softball team for Ford's Local 400. He was an avid fan of jazz music, Detroit Tigers and Detroit Lions. He was a devout Christian until the end. The family would like to thank Regency Manor Nursing Home in Utica, MI, where he spent his final days in loving company and care; and Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care in Madison Heights, MI, for taking extra special care in his final days, especially Chris Davidson. Thank you all! Arrangements will be private for immediate family only.
GIBBONS, JANE UNDERHILL (GIGI) 77 years old passed away in Vero Beach on April 7th, 2015. Formerly from Birmingham, Michigan. Beloved wife of Paul E. Gibbons. Loving mother of Barbara Kotzen and husband John Kotzen of Wellesley, MA, and Jeanne Gibbons of Naples, FL. Cherished grandmother of Matthew, Colby, and Andrew Kotzen. Dear sister of Barbara Stratton of Naples and brother of Tony Underhill of Fort Lauderdale. Memorial Contributions may be sent to: VNA Hospice House of Vero Beach 1110 35th Lane, Vero Beach, FL 32960 or http://www.vnatc.com/foundation/donate-today/ Arrangements are under the direction of Strunk Funeral Home, Vero Beach. A guestbook is available online at www.strunkfuneralhome.com. A private ceremony will be held by the family.
LEEMAN, ROBERT STANLEY Age 84, of Farmington Hills, passed away Thursday, April 16, 2015. Stan is the beloved husband of 61 years, to Irene; cherished father of Stanley (Lisa) Leeman and Nancy (Robert) Repovz; proud grandfather of Shannon, Nicholas, Samantha, and Rachel. Sadly, Stan was preceded in death by his brother Thomas. A funeral service for Stan was held on Sunday, April 19 at the Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home. Memorial tributes are suggested to The Wounded Warrior Project. heeney-sundquist.com
MERTZ, WILLIAM H. Age 71 of Livonia, Michigan died April 12, 2015. www.thayer-rock.com.
BARBATI, ARTHUR C. Veteran Social Worker Labor advocate Arthur C. Barbati, of Highland Township, Michigan, passed away on Friday, April 10, 2015. Mr. Barbati was 82. Arthur was born and raised in Dearborn, Michigan and later adopting Highland Township as his home. Loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather and uncle. Art was a Korean War veteran serving in the U.S. Air Force both in Korea and Texas. Art retired from Michigan's Department of Social Services after many dedicated years of service. He's a co-founder of the Welfare Employees Union and was twice president of WEU. After his retirement, Art worked for the United Farm Workers of America at their office in Detroit. He helped organize UFW President Cesar Chavez's speaking tour at the Walter P. Reuther Library on the campus of Wayne State University, and at several other Michigan universities in the 1980s. Art was a civil rights advocate who truly believed all people were created equal. He was an avid bicyclist. Art rode his 10-speed bicycle from Detroit to Denver in the early 1980s. His second cross country trip took him from Detroit to Flagstaff, Arizona, two years later. Art is preceded in death by his father Arthur, mother Opal; sisters Margie and Delores; nephew Ron Gibbs; aunt Michalina (Mickey) Crowell, and cousin Frank Crowell. He is survived by his ex-wife Cleo; sons: Brian Barbati and his wife Ann; Duane Barbati; and Shawn Friday and his wife Darcey; granddaughter Christine Halliday and her husband Brandon. great-grandchildren Christian Mark and Calley Mae; nephew Gregg Gibbs and his wife Ann; and their children Alex and Emily. With all our love Art, we will miss your smile, laugh, generosity and social conscious dearly. Thank you for being our father. A private family and close friends memorial service is pending.
CARPENTER, MARK Born August 14, 1941-Passed away April 10, 2015. L.J. Griffin Funeral Home-Northrop Sassaman Chapel. www.griffinfuneralhome.com
GORDINIER, LARRY March 10, 1955 - April 9, 2015. Arrangements by: PHILLIPS FUNERAL HOME. www.phillipsfuneral.com
HALDENWANGER, KARI May 23, 1962 -April 10, 2015. PHILLIPS FUNERAL HOME. www.phillipsfuneral.com
KILLEEN, CAROLYN December 23, 1922 - November 8, 2014. Memorial Celebration at L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, Northrop-Sassaman Chapel.
MARTINEZ, VICTORIA A. Age 90 of South Lyon, passed away 4/8/15. Share condolences at casterlinefuneralhome.com
RISNER, FORREST Age 59, passed away March 18, 2015. Survived by Cecilia Risner, son Hagan, daugher Lauren, sister JoAnn Norris (Michael). Memorial Service will take place Monday April 20, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Merriman Road Baptist Church in Garden City.
SHIER, ROBERT COLLINS Died peacefully in his sleep on April 12, 2015. Born October 22, 1922 in Moosejaw, Saskatchewan, Bob moved to Michigan as a teen. He served in the US Navy for WW II before marrying Evelyn Bohl. Bob was a loyal Ford employee who took meticulous care of his cars. He loved to laugh, visit the gym, tend his garden and dance. He is survived by two children, James (Cathy Ramberg) Shier and Janis (John) Peterson; two grand-daughters Emily Norton and Carla (Charles) Brady; and two grand-twins Eva and Iris. He joins his wife Evelyn, parents Levi and Edith and infant twin brother in eternal peace. No funeral services will be held. Condolences may be expressed at www.schrader-howell.com
STEIN, BERNARD B. Age 90, of Livonia, died April 10. Beloved husband to the late Evelyn Stein. Devoted father of Larry (Sally) Stein and Karen (Joe) Janiga. Loving grandfather of Elizabeth Stein, Ariana Janiga, and Evelyn Stein. Services were held Monday at HEBREW MEMORIAL CHAPEL, (248) 543-1622. Interment Adat Shalom Memorial Park. www.hebrewmemorial.org