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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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BARNHART PATRICIA JOYCE Age 82, of Birmingham, died August 12, 2015. Patricia was born on September 28, 1932, in Detroit, Michigan, daughter of the late Cecil and Erma (nee Hall) Johnson. Patricia spent her early years growing up on Prairie Street in Detroit. The family later moved to Ferndale where she graduated from Ferndale High School in 1950. She formerly worked for S.S. Kresge and later, as a customer service representative Consumers Power Company of Royal Oak. In 1954 Patricia married Robert Durant Barnhart. She dedicated her life to her husband and children and her proudest moments were raising and caring for her husband and five children. She is survived by children Jerry (Evie) Barnhart, Keith (Melissa) Barnhart, Glenn Barnhart, and Craig (Karen) Barnhart. Also survived by four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and a brother, Richard Johnson. In addition to her parents, Patricia was preceded in death by husband Robert in 1994, daughter Joyce Ann Rutt, sister Mary Ellen Losey and a brother, Cecil Johnson. Funeral services were held August 18, 2015, St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Rochester. Interment at Van Hoosen Jones – Stoney Creek Cemetery. Visitation was held on August 17, 2015 at the Pixley Funeral Home in Rochester. Memorials may be made in the name of Patricia Joyce Barnhart to the American Cancer Society Condolences may be shared online at www.pixleyfuneral.com.

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CALLAM, DOROTHY J.

2015-08-23
DOROTHY J. CALLAM

CALLAM, DOROTHY J. Of Franklin; age 80; August 20, 2015. Dorothy was the beloved wife of Richard for 63 years; loving mother of Diane (Don) Wright, Denise (John) Swanson, Debbie (Ray) Wilson and Rebecca (George) Ghazal; dear grandmother of Christy, Bradley, Jeremiah, Jennifer, Ashley, Jonathan, Jon, George and Charlie; and great grandmother of nine. Dorothy is also survived by her sisters Burnette and Judy (Robert); and many nieces and nephews. Her home is what she did. She was a wonderful wife and a devoted mother and grandmother. Dorothy was a master gardener, shopping extraordinaire and she loved her wonderful friends. Memorial services will be held on Monday, August 24, 2015 at 12 noon at Sparks-Griffin Funeral Home, Lake Orion. The family will receive friends from 10am until the time of service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Judson Center, 4410 W. 13 Mile, Royal Oak, 48073. sparksgriffin.com.

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PAULINE KEIGHTLEY EVANS

EVANS, PAULINE KEIGHTLEY Age 92, August 17, 2015 Beloved mother of Laura (James) McClain and Nancy Meagher. Cherished grandmother of Brian and Alan McClain. Pauline stressed education and self-sufficiency for her two daughters, and both daughters earned graduate degrees in technical fields. She is also survived by her sister Annabel Neil, and many nieces and nephews. Pauline is the widow of the late Harold A. Evans (September 8, 1920-March 8, 2005) who was a decorated fighter pilot in the Pacific theater in WWII. Mr. Evans flew 115 combat missions, and was awarded two air medals and a purple heart for his service to our country. After the war, among other positions, Mr. Evans was the manager of a Good Housekeeping Appliance store at Seven Mile and Gratiot in Detroit for more than 30 years. Harold and Pauline were married for 47 years. No services are planned. Please share a memory of Pauline at www.rggrharris.com

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STEPHEN K. "STEVE" FISCHER

FISCHER, STEPHEN "STEVE" K. Age 63, passed away July 25, 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky. Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Rita; children, Melanie Fischer, Michele Martinez (Danny), and Matthew Fischer; three grandchildren; brother, Gerry Fischer (Fran); brother-in-law, John Miller; and nieces, nephews and many friends. His funeral Mass was held July 28 at his church, St. Louis Bertrand. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the James Graham Brown Cancer Center.

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GAYNOR, NORMAN

2015-08-23
NORMAN GAYNOR

GAYNOR, NORMAN of Livonia. August 20, 1927- August 19, 2015. Beloved father of Gloria Florin (Jack), Peggy Gaynor, Judy Jackson (Scott), Mary Jardine (the late Dan) and their mother Josephine Gaynor, brother of Mary Diaz, nine grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Memorial service at Holy Innocents Catholic Church, Roseville at 11 a.m. Saturday August 29, 2015. Contributions to Angela Hospice.

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KATHERINE ROSE HOGAN

HOGAN, KATHERINE ROSE Age 81, passed away August 8, 2015. She is survived by her cherished children - Steve (Laura) Hogan, Deb (Lou) Engerer, Linda (John) Hogan-Wilson, Laura Jean Hogan, Cynthia (Crispin) Taylor, Tom (Iris) Hogan-Schmidt, Theresa (Sam) LaMonica, and Martie (Jeff) Lickteig; her adored grandchildren - Katelin Engerer, Keelan (Claire) Hogan, Sam (Wendi) LaMonica, Adam Engerer, Kaela Hogan, Dan (Maggie) LaMonica, Emma (Andy) Auffarth, Hailie Hogan-Wilson, Dylan Taylor, Julia Lickteig, Beverly Lickteig, Devon Hogan-Schmidt, and Zaza Hogan-Schmidt; and her sixprecious great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a beloved extended family. A memorial service and luncheon will be held at Unity Church of Livonia on Saturday, August 29, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to SOS Children's Villages.

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HOSTETTER, DENISE

2015-08-23

HOSTETTER, DENISE Age 85 of Livonia. Cherished wife of the late Richard. Loving mother of David (Sue) and Mark (Kim). Proud grandma of Matthew, Michelle, Daniel, Sean, Jacob, Lindsay, Eric and great-grandma of Carli, Gavin and Gabby. Also survived by many other loving family and friends. Visitation will be held at Fred Wood Funeral Home-Rice Chapel 36100 Five Mile Rd. Livonia (E. of Levan) Tuesday 3-9p.m. Funeral Wednesday at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church 39020 5 Mile Rd, Livonia. Gathering 12:30p.m. with Service at 1p.m. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Michigan Humane Society. Please visit online guestbook Fredwoodfuneralhome.com.

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DR. HILLS JR. MD HOWARD

DR. HILLS HOWARD JR. MD Was born March 12, 1946 to the late Hills and Mildred Howard. He is third of 11 children. Dr. Howard earned Bachelor degree of Chemistry in 1969 and Medical Doctorate degree in 1975 from Wayne State University. He joined Alpha Beta Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. in 1966. Dr. Howard cared deeply for his patients. He served as medical director at OmniCare Health Systems and The Wellness Plan. He was owner of Howard Medical Service PC and on staff at Detroit Medical Center (DMC) for many years. He recently retired. He was called to be with the Lord on August 16, 2015. He leaves behind a daughter and two sons. Visitation Friday, August 21 from 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. at Swanson Funeral Home 14751 West McNichols 48235. Funeral Saturday, August 22 at 11 a.m. People's Community Church 8601 Woodward Avenue 48202.

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JOHNSON, THERESA ANN Age 60 August 20, 2015. Beloved wife of Steve. Loving mother of Lisa Ingram and Amy Young. Dear grandmother of Cammy, Dawson, Alaina, Brianna and Jackson. Sister of Matt Vogler and Pam Black. Daughter of Betty and the late William Vogler. Visitation Saturday 2-8p.m. and Sunday 12-8p.m. with a 7p.m. Rosary. Funeral Service Monday 11:30a.m. at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 N. Inkster Rd., Garden City (Between Ford Rd. and Cherry Hill). Family suggests memorials to the Alzheimer's Association. www.santeiufuneralhome.com

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KINGSTON, NANCY VIRGINIA Age 80. Passed away July 26, 2015, following a long battle with kidney disease and other ailments. Beloved wife of the late Charles and loving mother of Sarah. Nancy was a long-time resident of Southfield and taught kindergarten in Birmingham Public Schools for 39 years. Memorial Service: August 29, 2015, 1 p.m., First Presbyterian Church of Birmingham. Donations are suggested to the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan or to the Joan Rose Foundation.

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KATHY LYNN PETERSON

PETERSON, KATHY LYNN Age 54. June 27, 2015. Daughter James and Norma Peterson. Sister of Karen L. Peterson, Kim M. Dunn, and Kirk J. Peterson. Graduate of John Glen High School. Resident of Fort Meyers, Florida since 1995. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Moose Lodge 782, 5506 Stoney Creek Road, Ypsilanti, MI on August 29, 2015 from 5-10 p.m.

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ROGERS, THOMAS J.

2015-08-23
THOMAS J. ROGERS

ROGERS, THOMAS J. Of Dearborn, passed away peacefully on August 19, 2015. Thomas was born in Detroit on January 16, 1940. He is survived by sons Andrew (Christina), and Paul (Karyn), daughters JoAnn (Rob) McCray, Sarah (Brian) Riley and wife, Judith. He is also survived by grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Aaron Rogers, Reign Rogers, Shane, Kyle and Gabrielle McCray and Phoebe, Emmett and Vera Riley. He was loving uncle to John, BethAnn, Matthew, Michael, James and Mark Tabor. Thomas was a U.S. Army veteran and retired from Comerica Bank in 1995 after over thirty years of service. He then founded Rogers Painting Company and included his hobby of woodworking into the business. His favorite hobby was golf; he was proud to be a member of The Hole-In-One Club. Per his wishes, his body has been donated to Wayne State University School of Medicine. He will be honored with a Plaque at Oakland Hills Memorial Gardens in Novi. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St.Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or www.stjude.org

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BAHL, KELLY MARIE

2015-08-20
KELLY MARIE BAHL

BAHL, KELLY MARIE Age 45. Died peacefully on August 10, 2015. Loving daughter of Gordon and Joan Bahl. Dear sister of Kerry (Sean) Doyle, Mary Patricia (Matthew) Simpson, and Erin (Paul) Mersino. Amazing aunt to Grace, Luke, Morgan, JT, Lila, Colin, Justin and Charlotte. Kelly was a 1988 graduate of Northville High School and a 1993 graduate of Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois. Kelly was a tremendous spirit who defied all obstacles. She was an insulin dependent diabetic since the age of 4, beat Stage IV Lymphoma, and was a kidney transplant survivor and amputee. But Kelly never let health problems define her. She dealt with life's difficulties with grace and a smile. Kelly loved winning at Bingo, watching Jeopardy, singing in the choir, and making beautiful works of art. She always sent birthday cards and thank you notes, and never missed a party. A true friend and the most generous of souls. Kelly will be dearly missed. Visitation was held at the O'Brien/Sullivan Funeral Home in Novi on Thursday, August 13, 2015. Services were held Friday at Our Lady of Victory in Northville. Online condolences to www.obriensullivanfuneralhome.com.

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JACQUELINE MARIE  FASBINDER

FASBINDER, JACQUELINE MARIE Of Cadillac, Michigan and Spring Hill, Florida, passed away on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at Green Acres in Cadillac. She was 80. Jacqueline was born on November 30, 1934, in Detroit, Michigan to Edward and Irene (Czapiewski) McGraw. She attended Our Lady of Mercy high school in Detroit and graduated in 1952. Jacqueline entered into marriage with Ronald A. Fasbinder on June 27, 1953 in Detroit. She spent her career working at Woodland Medical Center in Novi for over 20 years until her time of retirement. She had a passion for sewing, reading, as well as completing puzzles. Jacqueline enjoyed a fun hand of cards as well as golfing with family and friends. One of her greatest joys was spending time with her grandchildren. She loved to travel with her best friend, her husband, all over the world. Jacqueline is survived by her husband of over 60 years, Ronald A. Fasbinder of Cadillac, MI; two sons, Dennis (Laurie) Fasbinder of Dexter, MI and Ronald (Debra) Fasbinder of Huntington Beach, CA; one daughter, Debbie (Pete) Nemish of Tustin, MI; one son-in-law, Denny Hughes of Brighton, MI; nine grandchildren, Jennifer, Kelly, Adrienne, Adam, Devon, Bryan, Kevin, Kelly and P.J.; one sister, Joyce (Joe) Buchholz; one brother, Douglas (Letha) McGraw; and many other loving family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and a daughter, Jacqueline Hughes. Visitation will be held on Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 1:00 pm until the time of funeral service at 2:00 pm at the Hitesman-Holdship Funeral Home with Rev. Jim Siler presiding. Interment will take place at Maple Hill Cemetery in Cadillac following the service. The family requests memorial gifts be directed in her name to the After 26 Project of Cadillac, MI supporting the lives of special needs adults through work opportunities in the greater Cadillac area. Contributions can be made payable to: After 26 Project, 127 West Cass, Cadillac, MI 49601 and www.after26project.org. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family online at www.Hitesman-Holdship.com. The family is being served by the Hitesman-Holdship Funeral Home.

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DR. HILLS JR. MD HOWARD

DR. HILLS HOWARD JR. MD Was born March 12, 1946 to the late Hills and Mildred Howard. He is third of 11 children. Dr. Howard earned Bachelor degree of Chemistry in 1969 and Medical Doctorate degree in 1975 from Wayne State University. He joined Alpha Beta Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. in 1966. Dr. Howard cared deeply for his patients. He served as medical director at OmniCare Health Systems and The Wellness Plan. He was owner of Howard Medical Service PC and on staff at Detroit Medical Center (DMC) for many years. He recently retired. He was called to be with the Lord on August 16, 2015. He leaves behind a daughter and two sons. Visitation Friday, August 21 from 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. at Swanson Funeral Home 14751 West McNichols 48235. Funeral Saturday, August 22 at 11 a.m. People's Community Church 8601 Woodward Avenue 48202.

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KINGSTON, NANCY VIRGINIA Age 80. Passed away July 26, 2015, following a long battle with kidney disease and other ailments. Beloved wife of the late Charles and loving mother of Sarah. Nancy was a long-time resident of Southfield and taught kindergarten in Birmingham Public Schools for 39 years. Memorial Service: August 29, 2015, 1 p.m., First Presbyterian Church of Birmingham. Donations are suggested to the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan or to the Joan Rose Foundation.

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KROLL, BARBARA

2015-08-20

KROLL, BARBARA June 15, 1929 - August 17, 2015. Arrangements by: PHILLIPS FUNERAL HOME. www.phillipsfuneral.com

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LaCHANCE, ROXANNE SECREST Age 65 of Novi, August 13, 2015. Obit and Condolences at casterlinefuneralhome.com

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LAMERATO, TONY

2015-08-20

LAMERATO, TONY July 31, 1921 - August 12, 2015 L. J. Griffin Funeral Home Northrop-Sassaman Chapel

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LANGE, MARY JANE

2015-08-20
MARY JANE LANGE

LANGE, MARY JANE Of Hartland, MI age 96 died August 15, 2015 at her residence. Mary enjoyed spending most of her life at Lake Shannon with family and friends, she was a member of the Order of The Eastern Star, was active in the Girl Scouts and was very proud to be Romanian. Mary is survived by daughter Judy (Bud) Jones, grandsons Wesley (Lori) Jones and Michael (Christene) Jones, great grandchildren Blake, Taylor, Sydney, Peyton, Griffin, Wesley and Ethan. Mary was preceded in death by her husband Walter Lange Dec. 1, 2001. Donations may be made to Hospice of Michigan, 26957 Northwestern Hwy #140, Southfield, MI 48033.

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RONK, THELMA E.

2015-08-20

RONK, THELMA E. Age 90 of White Lake formerly of Plymouth, passed away 8/13/2015. Share condolences at casterlinefuneralhome.com

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SCHENDEN, ROSEMARY

2015-08-20
ROSEMARY SCHENDEN ROSEMARY SCHENDEN

SCHENDEN, ROSEMARY Age 80, Farmington Hills resident for 46 years, passed peacefully at home, on August 17, 2015, following a short but brave battle with ovarian cancer. Rosemary is the beloved wife of the late Lawrence (d. 2013); devoted mother of Mary Beth (Timothy Rinaldi), Lawrence, M.D., Anne Pape (James, M.D.) and Fr. Gregory, S.J.; loving grandmother of Joseph, Daniel and John. Rosemary was predeceased by infant son Joseph as well as her parents, William and Mathilda Seawahl and brother William Seawahl. Dear sister of Jeanne Michelini. Survived by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Nancy Seawahl, Jack and Lillian Schenden, Margaret Ashburn, Vin and Barb Schenden, Herb and Lorraine Schenden, Jerome Schenden, Karen Quintana, Diane Adams, Seymour Barahl and Fluff Walker. Loved by many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews. Proud godmother to niece Teri Michelini and nephew Matthew Adams. Visitation Wednesday, August 19, 2-9 p.m., with a 7 p.m. Rosary, at the Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, 23720 Farmington Rd., (btwn. 9-10 Mile Rds., just N. of Grand River), downtown Farmington (248-474-5200). Funeral Mass Thursday, August 20, 10 a.m. (in state 9:30 a.m.) at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, 23615 Power Rd., Farmington. Interment at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Memorial gifts suggested to Michigan Right to Life or Detroit Catholic Central High School. heeney-sundquist.com

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SMALLWOOD, PERRY D.

2015-08-20
PERRY D. SMALLWOOD

SMALLWOOD, PERRY D. Age 62, passed away August 12, 2015. He is survived by his wife Kitty, sons Perry Jr. and Ryan, step-daughters Loren and Taryn Bulmon, grandchildren: Shane, Rachele, Christa, Tyler and Calloway, sisters Beverly Clayton and Monavee May. He is also survived by many Aunts, Uncles, Nieces and Nephews. Perry is preceded in death by his mother Maggie and brother Gerald. Visitation will be held Monday, August 17th from 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at PHILLIPS FUNERAL HOME. The Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, August 18th, 11:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church of South Lyon. www.phillipsfuneral.com

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STROCHINE, DONALD C. Sept. 29, 1924-Aug. 12, 2015 L.J. Griffin Funeral Home Northrop-Sassaman Chapel.

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CHRISTOPHER SCOTT THEISEN

THEISEN, CHRISTOPHER SCOTT Age 25, of Cleveland, passed away on August 14, 2015 at his home. He was born on June 30, 1990 in Holland, Michigan to Craig and Mary (McDonald) Theisen. Chris received his Bachelor's Degree in Economics from the University of Michigan where he became a member of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity. He was employed at Cleveland Research Company as a market research associate. Chris loved the University of Michigan, the Detroit Tigers, and investing. He was an avid learner and a world traveler; he and his family lived in Singapore were he graduated from high school. Chris is survived by his parents, Craig and Mary (McDonald) Theisen of Plymouth, Michigan, two brothers, Tate and Scott Theisen, both at home and grandmother, Agnes McDonald of Defiance. He was preceded in death by grandparents, Raymond McDonald, and Charles and DoloresTheisen. Visitation will be held Thursday, August 20, 2015, from 12:00 noon - 2:00 p.m. at Schaffer Funeral Home, Defiance, where funeral services will follow at 2:00 p.m. with Deacon Jeff Mayer officiating. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) at www.jdrf.org or JDRF Metro Detroit / South East Michigan Chapter 24359 Northwestern Hwy #225 Southfield, MI 48075. Online condolences can be given at www.Schafferfh.com.

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FLORA "FLO" WELLMAN

WELLMAN, FLORA "FLO" Passed away July 22, 2015 in Benzie County, Michigan just 140 days short of celebrating her 100th birthday – where she would certainly have bragged about her five grandchildren – Carley (Kevin) McAbee, Ryan (Rani) Wellman, Graham Wellman, Beth and Kathleen Peshek – and four great grandkids (Oslo, Junot and Zinnia McAbee and Joseph Wellman). She was preceded in death by husband William Emory Wellman and son Robert Barry Wellman and is survived by children Don, Karl, and Tim Wellman and Margot (Craig) Peshek. Family and friends will gather to remember Flo: 12:00-3:00 p.m. Saturday August 22, 2015 Birmingham Community House 380 S Bates Street Birmingham, MI 48009 In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to the Special Olympics or Habitat for Humanity.

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ARMSTRONG WM. HOWARD

ARMSTRONG, WM. HOWARD Of Highland, passed away peacefully on August 16, 2015 surrounded by his family. He was 91 years old. Founder of Armstrong Millworks and a fixture in West Highland, where he lived his long and abundantly blessed life on the south side of W. Highland Road, Howard Armstrong was guided by sure faith, bold hope, love of God and neighbors, and family. Hard work, honest dealings, good humor and integrity were values he lived by. He traveled the world and captured the sights through the lens of his camera which he shared with everyone. He thanked God ceaselessly. Howard is survived by his beloved wife, Thelma; sons, Thomas (Lois) and Dennis (Susan); grandchildren, Abbey (Jayson) Moore, Adam (Rachel), Mark (Anne) and Monica (Rustin) Phillips; great-grandchildren, Owen, Avery, Mallory, Eli, Ezra, Kellen, Grady, Layton, Grayson, Emmerson and Conner; sister, Loris (Garner d. 2015) Sherwood. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. Funeral Service will be held from West Highland Baptist Church, 1116 S. Hickory Ridge Rd, Highland, MI on Monday, August 24 at 11 a.m. Pastor Tom Roberts to officiate. Burial West Highland Cemetery. Friends may visit at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 404 E. Liberty St., Milford on Saturday 2-9 p.m. and Sunday 1-9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to West Highland Baptist Church and Highland Historical Society. For further information please call 248-684-6645 or visit www.LynchFuneralDirectors.com

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