PRIDE, PHYLLIS ELAINE GRIMM GREENE Passed away at the age of 82 on July 24th, 2015. She grew up in Livonia, Michigan and graduated from Clarenceville High School. She was a homemaker for most of her life. She was an avid Detroit Tigers and Michigan State fan. She is survived by her children Kathleen Lee, Gail (Joseph) Wnuk, Karen (James) Davis, Kenneth Greene, Daniel Greene, grandchildren Jamie (Nicole) Lee, Joseph Wnuk III, Jason Wnuk, Nichole (Michael) McGee, Heather Wnuk, Trevor (Nahm) Wnuk, Justin Buchan, Kori (Brian) Ingersoll, Ashlee Kerezsi, great grandchildren Kimberly, Ashley, Amber, Lilly, Logan, Gracie, Jeremy, Samantha, Randy, Caden, Atticus, Montag, Leland, brothers Glen Grimm, Kenneth Grimm, Edward (Marilyn) Grimm, many nieces and nephews. Though she has gone she will not be forgotten. Celebration of life will be August 2nd at 2:00 pm at 800 N. Pontiac Trail, Walled Lake, MI 48390.
STRENG, ANNE MARKS On July 20, 2015, Anne Marks Streng passed away at Sarasota Memorial Hospital. She was loved by all who had the opportunity to know her. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Bill Streng. She was particularly close to her sister, Mary Hakola (Vern), who was also by her side. Anne will be deeply missed by her large, extensive, and loving family members, as well as the many close friends she made all over the world. Anne was born in Limerick, Ireland, one of nine children. She moved to England and immigrated to Canada. She eventually moved to Michigan, where she lived for fifty years, spending the winter months in Florida. Anne was an accomplished writer and enjoyed golf and tennis. Several of her short stories and poems have been published locally. Anne was a gift from God. She was a driving force, living life not as a bystander, but as the main attraction. Her unwavering zest for life, Irish way, and infectious laughter, brought joy and happiness to everyone fortunate enough to cross her path. Anne was a beautiful soul. She brought inspiration and solace when needed. Anne touched us with hope and promise. She will live on in each of us. Anne requested that donations be sent to the charity of choice, in lieu of a celebration or flowers.
ZACHARIAS, DR. "ZAC" Passed August 1st, 2006. Beloved husband of Mariann. My days are filled with longing for you. I carry you in my heart forever. Miss you so!
ATTON, LINDA L. Age 60, a longtime resident of Northville, passed away July 22, 2015. She was born January 24, 1955 in Chicago, Illinois; daughter of LeRoy and Phyllis (nee Dodd) Ording. She graduated from Northville High School in 1973 and attended Ferris State. Linda was united in marriage to Dana Atton on June 21, 1996; they spent 19 loving years together. Linda was a member of Northville Fraternal Order of Eagles and the Northville Jaycees. She was an outdoor enthusiast; she loved the beach, sun, and water. She enjoyed visiting lighthouses in both Michigan and Florida, which was her favorite vacation spot. She was an avid U of M football fan; nothing else mattered but maize and blue. She was also a fan of NASCAR. Linda, who was very spiritual, donated her eyes so others may see the world as she did. She had a wonderful zest for life that she enjoyed sharing with others. Linda cherished her family, friends and adored her grandchildren. Linda is survived by her loving husband, Dana Atton; her children, Michael Terry and Christopher Terry; her mother Phyllis Ording; her siblings, Richard (Diann) Ording and Reid (Jean) Ording; and her grandchildren, Damien, Kaden, and Avery. She was preceded in death by her father LeRoy Ording. A memorial visitation will be held Saturday, August 1, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Casterline Funeral Home, 122 W. Dunlap, Northville. Immediately following the visitation a Celebration of Life and time of sharing will begin at 1:30 p.m. at Fraternal Order of Eagles, 113 S. Center St. Northville. In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate memorial contributions to St. John Providence Foundations - Assarian Cancer Center, 22101 Moross Rd. MOB Ste. 102, Detroit, MI 48236-2171.
BLAKE, GRACE "JOAN" O'CONNOR 84, beloved wife, mother, Nana, sister, aunt died on July 27, 2015 surrounded by loved ones. Joan was born in Detroit on November 16, 1930 to Harry L. O'Connor and Pearl M. Rose. She is survived by Richard M. Blake, her devoted husband of 65 years. She was also survived by her brother Jon, cousin Jane, her children Maureen, Kevin, Brian, Patrick, Paul, Anne, 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She had a kind giving spirit and loving soul and made all who met her feel comfortable and loved. Visitation and memorial services were held at Keehn Funeral Home, 706 West Main Street, Brighton, 48116 on Friday, July 31, 2015 from 4-8 pm. Charity contributions may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
CERTO, DOMINICK July 19, 2015 Age 92 Loving husband of the late Lydia. Loving companion of Betty Venable. Cherished father of Sandra (Russ) Popp, Dona (the late Bob) Mazziotti and Dominick (Peggy) Certo. Proud grandfather of Joey Popp, Katie Popp-Jilek, Sarah Popp, Marisa Mazziotti, Gabriella Certo, Gina Mazziotti and Nicky Certo and great-grandfather of Liliana Jilek. Visitation Friday July 31 from 3-8 p.m. with Rosary Service 7 p.m. and on Saturday, August 1, 10 a.m.-12 noon at the Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 Six Mile Rd. In Livonia. Funeral Mass Saturday August 1 at 12:30 pm at St. Kenneth Catholic Church, 14951 Haggerty Rd in Plymouth.
LaPLANTE, JUNE A. Age 83, of Northville, passed away July 24, 2015. Share condolences and full obit at: casterlinefuneralhome.com
LOBBIA, JOHN ENRICO Died on July 24, 2015, age 74. Beloved husband of Roberta for 48 years. Dear father of Lisa (David) Baird, John R. (Michelle), and Michael (Jennifer). Loving son of the late Adolph and Julia. Grandfather of Katharine, Christopher, Allison, Marissa, Johnny and Andrew. Brother of Janice (John), Loretta (Tom), and the late Julie Anne, also brother-in-law Joseph and sister-in-law Anne (Lawrence). Uncle to three nephews and one niece. John worked for 47 years at Detroit Edison/DTE and retired as the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board. John's passions include family, faith, and Detroit Edison with an occasional golf game. Services were held at Our Lady of Victory, 133 Orchard Drive, Northville. Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Victory Parish and School, Catholic Central High School or Mercy High School. Online sympathy messages at obriensullivanfuneralhome.com
LYONS, LEA ANNE July 28, 1962 - July 24, 2015 L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, Northrop Sassaman Chapel. griffinfuneralhome.com
PETERSON, WILLIAM HAROLD November 15, 1926 - July 26, 2015. L. J. Griffin Funeral Home Northrop Sassaman Chapel.
SUTTON, MORRIS JAMES "JIM" 73, passed away in Charlotte, NC on July 18, 2015 while in loving care of his family after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Pontiac, MI on September 19, 1941 to Morris and Grace Sutton. In 1959, he graduated from Holly High School in Michigan and then spent 4 years in the United States Air Force where he met his wife, Susan. They married June 17, 1965 and just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Jim was a sergeant for the Oakland County Sheriff's Department in Pontiac where he was employed for 28 years. They lived in Milford until ten years ago when he and his wife moved to Venice, FL. Jim leaves behind his wife, Susan; two children, Jim Sutton and his wife, Kristi in Atlanta, GA, and Kellie Grosz and her husband, Marcus in Charlotte, NC; three beautiful grandchildren that he adored, Lily Sutton, Jackson Grosz, and Haylee Grosz; sister, Carol Weigant of Pittsburgh, PA; brother, Lynn Sutton and his wife, Kathleen of Highland, MI; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents. A Memorial Service will be held at the Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, MI on July 30, 2015 at 2:00 pm. Donations may be made to The American Cancer Society.
WARREN, LYNN A longtime resident of Milford, MI and Polk City, FL, passed away peacefully in his sleep on July 22, 2015 after a long valiant journey with dementia. Known to everyone as Bud, he lived a long life full of many blessings. He was loved for his quiet calm dignity, curiosity about new places, and loyal to family and friends. He was born June 27, 1930 in Detroit. He proudly served in the Navy during the Korean conflict. He was a union man, belonging to the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union for 60 years. Longtime member of the Family of Motor Coach Association. His wife of over 50 years, Barbara, preceded him in death in 2007. He is survived by children, Susan Linton, Karen (Sue Tippet), Lynn (Shirley), grandchildren, Ben (Megan), Kaitlin, Matthew, Heather, Amelia, Xin-Xin and his first great-grandson, Braeden born this month. A Memorial service will be held on Monday, August 3, 2015 in Milford. Details will be made available directly by the family. Memorial contributions may be made to: Alzheimer's Association in lieu of flowers. For further information, please phone Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors at 248.684.6645 or visit www.LynchFuneralDirectors.com
WILLIAMSON, AGNES LORETTA Of Brighton, passed away peacefully in the care of her family on July 24, 2015. She was 84 years old. She is survived by her loving children, Rick (Alice), Mary, David (Debra), Ted (Kim), and Wendy; brother, John; sister, Elaine; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and many loving nieces and nephews. Agnes was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Dick (d. 2010) and daughter, Amy (d. 2005). Funeral Mass will be held from St. Patrick Catholic Church, 711 Rickett Road, Brighton, on Thursday, July, 30, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. Family and Friends may gather at 9:30 a.m. The Rev. Fr. Karl Pung to officiate. In lieu of flowers, the family requests you consider memorial contributions to St. Patrick Catholic Church or Arbor Hospice. For further information, please phone, Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, Brighton at 810.229.2905 or visit www.LynchFuneralDirectors.com.
BRYANT, STEVEN Passed away at the age of 61 on May 21, 2015. He grew up in Beverly Hills, Michigan and graduated from Groves High School in 1971. He went on to graduate from MSU with an MBA in Finance. He is survived by his daughters Karlie and Lindsey. A memorial will be held on Saturday, August 1st at 11 a.m. at St. James Episcopal Church in Birmingham, MI.