BRIMHALL, Leland M. Age 83, of Novi, died December 14, 2014. Leland is the loving father of Susan Suomi, Marilee Cullen, Wanda Brimhall, Angela (Daniel) Clingan, and Jon Brimhall (d. 2007). Beloved grandfather of 13 and several great-grandchildren. Leland will be privately interred at Rozetta Cemetery in Henderson County, Illinois. heeney-sundquist.com
BROWN, RUTH R. April 8, 1926-December 9, 2014 L.J. Griffin Funeral Home-Northrop Sassaman Chapel.
BUCKLEY, ANN A resident of White Lake and a retired Elementary Teacher for Waterford Schools, passed away peacefully on December 14, 2014, surrounded by her family. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Daniel Buckley; son, Kevin Buckley; grandson, Mason Buckley; father, Charles Mastro; sister, Jane (Michael) McDaniels, extended family, friends and her favorite horse, Coupe. A Memorial gathering will be held at Milford House Restaurant, Thursday, December 18th, 2014 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association or to University of Michigan Health System, directed to C.S. Mott-Cancer. For further information phone Lynch & Sons, Milford at 248-684-6645 or visit www.LynchFuneralDirectors.com
COLLIER, KENNETH P. Age 58, passed away December 13, 2014. He was born on June 1, 1956 in Northville, son of the late John & Lucille Collier. Ken was a lover of country music and nature. He will be remembered for living life on the edge. He is survived by his loving children: Vanessa (Brian) Holden, Jacob Collier, and Luke (Sheena) Collier and his grandchildren: Aaron, Spencer, Leila, and Bella. He is also survived by his brother, Doug (Donna) Collier; his sister, Cindy Lou Collier and his nephews. Ken was preceded in death by his parents. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 17 from 4:00PM-8:00PM with a funeral service being held on Thursday, December 18 at 11:00AM at PHILLIPS FUNERAL HOME, 122 W. Lake St., South Lyon. Memorial contributions may be made to Phillips Funeral Home. www.phillipsfuneral.com
DeANGELIS, GEORGE November 21, 1920 - December 14, 2014. A memorial service to be held at a later date. www.phillipsfuneral.com
GOODRICH, ROGER Of Northville, August 28, 1945 - December 13, 2014. Arrangements by: PHILLIPS FUNERAL HOME, phillipsfuneral.com
GRAVES, JOANN LUTRINGER Age 73, died on December 10, 2014 at McLaren Northern Michigan hospital surrounded by her family. She was born in Jamaica, New York, and grew up in New Caanan, Connecticut. She received her master's in math from Marymount College in Tarrytown, N.Y., and spent many years teaching in France. Joann met and later married James Graves in July 12, 1969. They raised their family in Farmington Hills, Michigan, and in June 2013, moved up to Boyne City to enjoy the beauty of Northern Michigan. Joann is survived by her husband, James; daughters, Suzanne (Graves) Millican of Grosse Pointe Woods and Pamela Graves of Boyne City; and three grandchildren, Tony, Kathrine and Elizabeth Millican. The family requests, in lieu of flowers, a donation to the American Cancer Society. A memorial service took place at 9 a.m. on Thursday, December 11, at the First Presbyterian Church in Harbor Springs, with another memorial service planned for 2 p.m. Saturday, December 20, at St. Alexander's Church in Farmington Hills.
HEILMANN, GERHARD MAX Died peacefully in his sleep on December 11, 2014 surrounded by his family in Gardendale Alabama. Max as he was known to his friends and family was born on January 29, 2014 in Berlin Germany and immigrated to the United States in December 1960 making his home in Livonia MI with his wife Ruth. He enjoyed the outdoors,camping and his beloved garden. Max and Ruth traveled the world after his retirement from Detroit Diesel making trips to Europe, the Panama Canal and the Carribean. He is survived by his wife, his children Michael (Maureen), Andrew (Annette) and Dorothy Obara. He was very proud of his six grandchildren Lindsay, Dana, Hans, "The Girl" Tori, Grace and Grant who called him "Opa". Max is at rest and his family will have a memorial service in Hollywood, Florida on December 27, 2014. Donations may be made in his honor at the National Parkinson Foundation, www.parkinson.org on his honor page.
HENDRICKS, MICHAEL Age 55, a longtime resident of Highland, Michigan, died peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Sunday, December 14, 2014 after a courageous battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. He worked for many years as the Owner and Optometrist at Diamond Optical Care in Fenton and previously as a Detective with the City of Southfield. He leaves his loving wife of 30 years, Denise; their children, Matthew (Amber), Andrew and Christopher; siblings, Sandra Syke, John Hendricks, Denise Hendricks-Eckhout, Pamela Landauer, Roberta Henry and many nieces, nephews, extended family and dear friends. A Memorial Mass will be held at Church of the Holy Spirit, 3700 Harvey Lake Rd, Highland on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at 10 AM. The Rev. Fr. Wayne Ureel to officiate. Memorial contributions may be made in his name to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, AML Patients, P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202. For further information phone Lynch & Sons, Milford at 248-684-6645
JOHNSON, BETTY December 12, 2014, age 105 (and ¾), of Plymouth. Beloved wife of the late Bill. Loving mother of Sharlene Finnegan, Pat Rucker, Jim Johnson and the late Ron Johnson. Betty is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 18 greatgrandchildren and one great-great grandson. Betty and Bill moved to Plymouth in 1939, raised their family here and retired to Traverse City in 1971. Bill passed away at the Plymouth Medilodge Nursing Home in 2003. Betty was a very active lady who enjoyed crocheting, sewing, gardening, and spending time with friends and family. She will always be remembered for her kindness and giving spirit. The family will gather with friends to celebrate her life on Thursday, December 18 from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. at the Vermeulen-Sajewski Funeral Home, 46401 W. Ann Arbor Road, Plymouth. Memorials may be made to Star Manor Nursing Home-Activity Department, 520 W. Main Northville, MI 48167. To share a memory, please visit Vermeulenfuneralhome.com
SERILLA, MAXINE May 19, 1921-November 29, 2014. Arrangements by: PHILLIPS FUNERAL HOME www.phillipsfuneral.com
AREEDA, HILDA E. Age 82, passed away December 6, 2014. Loving wife of the late Clyde Areeda for 43 years. Caring mother of Jon (Laura), Martina (Donald) Areeda-Borgerding, and David. Devoted grandmother of Ashley, Autumn, Allison, Austin, and Alexis. |Beloved sister of the late Vivian Olmsted, the late Beatrice Dole, and Phyllis Evans. Hilda will be missed by her family, friends, and her loyal dog, Taffy. A Memorial Service for Hilda will be held at a later date. In honor of Hilda, memorial donations are appreciated to the Michigan Humane Society. Visit www.harryjwillfuneralhome.com
DANIELS, ESTELLE Age 88, a resident of Detroit, Michigan, departed this life on Tuesday, December 9, 2014. Ms. Daniels was preceded in death by her parents, James and Lela Sellers of Greenville, Alabama as well as five sisters, Lela Sellers of Greenville, Alabama, May Wallace of Diamond Bar California, Lela Pearl Vail of Birmingham, Alabama, Ruth Powell of Niagara Falls, New York and one brother, James Sellers, Jr. of Berkley, California. Ms. Daniels was a loving sister and aunt to a host of nieces and nephews as well as a friend to many during her long life. Ms. Daniels was a devoted employee at Michigan Catholic until her retirement in 1997. Viewing and funeral services will be held on Monday, December 22, 2014 at 10:00 am at the McFall Brothers Funeral Home, 9419 Dexter St. in Detroit, Michigan. Burial to immediately follow at the Grandlawn Cemetery.
DARIN, DENNIS A., JR. "NED" December 5, 2014, age 90. Beloved husband of Judith for 52 years. Dear father of Anna Davidson Cruz (Augustine) and D. Anthony Darin (Sandra). Grandfather of Sebastian Aloysius Cruz and Pia Antonia Cruz. Also survived by his sister, Donna Sullivan and 22 nieces and nephews, and close family members. Services have taken place. In lieu of flowers memorial tributes to Rose Hill Center or www.autismspeaks.org A.J. Desmond & Sons, 248-362-2500. View obituary and share memories at DesmondFuneralHome.com
HOLMAN, SHIRLEY M. Age 91. December 10, 2014. Beloved wife of the late John. Loving aunt of Eva (Reg) Brown. She leaves behind many dear friends. Visitation Monday from 11 a.m. until the 3 p.m. Memorial Service at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 N. Inkster Rd., Garden City (between Ford Rd. and Cherry Hill). www.santeiufuneralhome.com
IRWIN, W. ALEXANDER, D.D.S. Passed away peacefully on the morning of December 10, 2014 at his home. Alexander was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Beloved husband of the late Shirley (nee Sphire). Loving father of Melissa Hurley (John) and the late Alexa Lee Irwin. Grandfather of John Jr., Madelaine and Alexander. Brother of Manley R. Irwin, Ph.D. (Doris), Ralph E. Irwin (Judy) and Alice Gordon (Ed). Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends Sunday, December 21st, 3 p.m. until Eulogy Service at 5 p.m. at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward, (btwn 13-14 Mile), 248-549-0500. Memorial Tributes to Sisters of Mercy, 29000 West Eleven Mile Rd., Farmington Hills, MI 48336. View obituary and share memories at DesmondFuneralHome.com
NULER, FERN VLAHAKIS Age 96, passed away peacefully at her apartment in Canton on Sunday November 23, 2014. Preceded in death by her beloved husband George and son Eric. Dearest mother of Leslie (Denis) Toth and Kurt (Karen) Nuler. Loving grandmother of Adrea (Kyle Donnelly), Trevor and Alida Toth, Annika, Katja, Karl and Jenna Nuler. Fern graduated at 16 from Northwestern high school in Detroit and attended Wayne State University. She worked for the US Army Ordinance department in WWII helping to coordinate army logistics for the war effort. She was both president of the PTA and the PTA Council in the Ferndale school district and helped to improve the education in the district. Fern was also a very enthusiastic world traveler, a voracious reader and avid cross word puzzle solver. As was her giving nature, Fern's final gift was to donate her body to Wayne State Medical School. A memorial service has been scheduled at the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 1800 W. Maple Road, Birmingham at 11a.m. on Saturday January 24 in the main sanctuary. In lieu of flowers the family requests that contributions be made to the Redeemer Memorial Fund, the American Heart Association or Leader Dogs for the Blind in Rochester Michigan.
BATCHELOR, CONSTANCE LOU "CONNIE" of Highland, formerly of Unionville, Michigan, passed away peacefully on December 8, 2014. She was 71 years old. She is survived by her beloved husband, Dave; son, David; daughter, Diane (Bill) Klingler; grandchildren, Jacob and Samantha Klingler; brothers, Bill Roller, Charlie (Debbie) Roller, Jim (Vickie) Roller; sister, Kris (Tom) Koch. Also survived by many loving extended family members and dear friends. A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Mary Catholic Church, 1955 East Commerce Road, Milford on Friday, December 12, 2014 at 12 O'clock. Father John Budde to officiate. Memorials may be made to Gleaners Food Bank or Community Sharing. For further information please call 248-684-6645 or visit www.LynchFuneralDirectors.com
BURROWS, THOMAS April 15, 1939-December 3, 2014. Arrangements by Phillips Funeral Home. www.phillipsfuneral.com
DeBLOCK, BOBBY Age 36, passed away December 6, 2014. He is survived by his wife Jill, son Max James, parents Robert and Maureen, sister Michelle Meyers and his grandmother Jean Sullivan. A memorial gathering will take place on Friday, December 12, 2014 from 3:00-8:00p.m. and Saturday from 1:00p.m. until the time of service at 3:00p.m. at PHILLIPS FUNERAL HOME. www.phillipsfuneral.com
DOIG, ALICE Of South Lyon, former longtime resident of River Rouge, peacefully passed away on December 4, 2014 at the age of 90. She had been in hospice care at Grace Rae Manor for 21 months. She will be remembered as a strong-willed woman who always saw the best in every situation. Her unconditional love for her children will continue to forever shine through. She has blessed us all by her willful spirit and enduring love. She is preceded in death by her husband, James Doig Sr. and son, Rodney Doig. Loving mother to sons, James (Kay), Gary (Paula), Mitchell, daughter, Angretta (Steve) Opiteck and daughter-in-law Janet Doig. Wonderful grandmother to Leah, Kylie (Mike) Bannister, Brian, Alex and Anna Opiteck and great grandmother to Tyler Ellis. Visitation was held on Tuesday, December, 9 from 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at PHILLIPS FUNERAL HOME, South Lyon. A Funeral Mass was celebrated Wednesday, December 10, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, South Lyon. In lieu of flowers, family requests donations be made to the American Cancer Society or Elle's Place. www.phillipsfuneral.com
DUNCAN, GREGG August 26, 1957 - December 1, 2014. Arrangements by Phillips Funeral Home. www.phillipsfuneral.com
GAY, DOROTHY K. December 1, 2014 Age 93. Dorothy was a remarkable woman. Dear wife of the late Alva A. Gay. Beloved sister of the late Gene Kress. Cherished aunt of Emily Goodwin and Barbara Perry. Stepmother to Christopher Gray, Peter Wells, and the late Susan Ahern. Grandmother and great aunt to 11 and great, great grandmother, great, great aunt to nine. Dorothy graduated from Wayne State University in 1947 beginning her life of service to others. She served the city of Detroit for 25 years as a police woman, retiring as an Inspector and Interim Chief of the Women's Division. In 1973, she joined the Highland Lakes Condominium Association Board of Directors serving for 36 years. Her dedicated service to the Detroit community was recognized by 1960's Detroit Free Press as a "Woman of the Year." And, in 2007, the Michigan House of Representatives made a tribute to Dorothy for "years of loyal service to our community and our country." Memorial service and mass are planned for March, 2015. Tributes to the Women's Resource Center, Schoolcraft College, Livonia, MI.
JERSEY, FRANK "RON" Age 82, passed away December 4, 2014. He was born on September 7, 1932 in Detroit, son of the late Michael & Agnes Jerzewski. Frank was a devoted Detroit Tiger fan since childhood. He loved attending games in Tiger Stadium at Michigan Avenue and Trumbull. He was an amazing cook and was known for his quick wit and good stories. He could often be found listening to his favorite music by Barbara Streisand, Frank Sinatra or Tony Bennett. Frank will always be remembered as being a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He is survived by his beloved wife of 51 years, Mary; his daughter, Lynn Kemp and his stepchildren: Phyllis Magnant and Michael (Joan) Shrout; his grandchildren: Jennifer (Robert), Andrea (Tom), Cristine (Jacki), Suzanne (Michael), Michael, Terri (Mike), Kelly (Tony) and Kathy. He is also survived by 14 great-grandchildren and his sister, Janet. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, December 11 at 1:00PM with the family receiving friends beginning at 11:30AM at PHILLIPS FUNERAL HOME, 122 W. Lake St., South Lyon. www.phillipsfuneral.com
KEISER, ROGER L. Age 78, of Levering, passed away at Tendercare of Clare on December 5, 2014. Roger was born on March 17, 1936, in Dearborn, MI, to Leon and Mary (Perron) Keiser. He graduated from Pellston High School in 1955. He worked for Procter & Gamble as a mechanic in Cheboygan until his retirement. He married Thayer Roueche, July 29, 1989, and together they divided their time between their homes in Levering and Florida. He was an active member of the Levering Lions for many years and enjoyed hunting and traveling. He also enjoyed building and flying model airplanes. Roger is survived by his five children: Bambi (James) Perry of Clare; Yvette (Daniel) Majestic of Manchester, TN; Colette (Rodney) Sullins of Lake Orion; Roger C. Keiser and Anita Keiser, both of Parma, OH; Ron (Elizabeth) Keiser of Madison Heights; eleven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister Deanna Capen of Melvindale and three brothers; Jerald (Ann) Keiser of South Lyon, Charles (Wanda) Keiser of Melvindale, and Dennis (Evelyn) Keiser of Lincoln Park, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Thayer; brother, Ronald and his parents. A memorial service for family and friends is scheduled for Saturday, January 17th at 11:00 am at Nordman-Christian Funeral Home in Cheboygan, MI. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Michigan or The American Cancer Society.
KENDALL, TRIPP Age 32, of Palm City, Florida, passed away on Thursday, December 4, 2014 in Port St. Lucie, Fl. He was born in Howell, MI and has been a resident of Palm City for five years, coming from Okeechobee, FL. He was the owner operator of Kendall Trucking. He is survived by his mother and step father Pamela and George Lambros of Palm City, his brother Cory Kendall of Stuart, Fl and his grandparents, Richard and Julie Hamlin of Palm CIty. He was preceded in death by his father Frederick H. Kendall Jr. There was a Celebration of life at 11 a.m. on December 9, 2014 at St. Forest Hills Funeral Home, Palm City. For those that are considering a floral tribute of memorial contributions the family request live plants. An online registry is available at foresthillspalmcityflorida.com
KILLEWALD, JAMES R. Of Northville, Dec 12, 1926 - Dec 4, 2014. Services entrusted to L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, Northrop-Sassaman Chapel.
LOGIUDICE, MELINDA "Mindy" Age 52, passed away December 6, 2014. She is survived by her loving husband John, children: Danielle and Johnny, grandson Ryley. Her mother June Bryant and sister Loreeta McEndree also survive her. Please contact PHILLIPS FUNERAL HOME for memorial gathering information or visit: phillipsfuneral.com
MARTA, FAY Of Livonia Feb. 3, 1929-Dec. 8, 2014. Services entrusted to L.J. Griffin Funeral Home-Northrop-Sassaman Chapel.
PILLICIOTTI, ANTHONY J. Age 92, passed away December 6, 2014. He was born on July 31, 1922, in Detroit, son of the late Joseph and Filamena Pilliciotti. Anthony met Sue Domzalski at the Graystone Ballroom in Detroit. Following his service during WWII with the Army Air Force, Anthony and Sue were married in 1946. They spent 68 loving years together prior to her passing in October of this year. Anthony is survived by his daughters: Christina Pilliciotti and Marcia Pilliciotti; his granddaughter, Heidi (Rob) Posh and his great-granddaughter, Ava. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sue in October and his daughter, Jacquelyn Pilliciotti in 2007. A memorial service will be held on Friday, December 12, at 2:00PM with the family receiving friends beginning at 1:00PM at PHILLIPS FUNERAL HOME, 122 W. Lake St, South Lyon. A memorial luncheon will be held immediately following at Buddy's Pizza in Novi. Memorial donations may be made to Choroideremia Research Fdt., 23 East Brundreth St., Springfield, MA 01109-2110 or to the Wounded Warrior Project. www.phillipsfuneral.com
SECCOMBE, F. DOLORES "DODI" Passed away December 8, 2014. She was born Florence Dolores Hrit on July 23, 1933 in Detroit, MI, daughter of the late James and Florence Hrit. She is survived by her beloved husband of 59 years, Robert; her son Bobby (Karen), daughters: Cindy (Ed) pariseau and Cathy (Chris) Burt; five grandchildren: Jennifer, Kristin, Melissa, Michael, Derek and three great-grandchildren: Kelsie, Karlie, Madelyn. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, December 11, at 11 a.m., at Church of Christ, 21870 Pontiac Trail, South Lyon. www.phillipsfuneral.com
SNYDER, EDMUND C. Dec. 8, 2014. Age 100. Mass Friday 10 a.m. St. Theodore Catholic Church 8200 N. Wayne Rd. L. J. Griffin Funeral Home
THOMAS, FREDRICK June 30, 1930-December 3, 2014. Arrangements by Phillips Funeral Home. www.phillipsfuneral.com
VIRLEY, ST. NORE PAULINE Age 92 of Milford, December 5, 2014. Funeral at Lynch & Sons, Milford, December 11, 11 a.m. LynchFuneralDirectors.com