ADAMS, ROBERT "BOB" Age 63, of Mussey Township, passed away Thursday, November 20, 2014, at his home. He was born in Dearborn, December 8, 1950, the son of the late Elmer and Patricia (Willard) Adams. His marriage to Patricia Anne Flaugher was September 3, 1969, in Detroit. Bob retired in 2010. He enjoyed nature and wildlife photography and loved spending time with his grandchildren. Surviving in addition to his wife of 45 years, Patricia, who he lovingly called "Squitch", are a daughter, Nicole (Samuel) Adams-Gibson and two sons, Gerald Adams of Port Huron and Ronald (Jami) Adams of Livonia; "Papa" to three loving grandchildren, Samantha, Brandon and Alexis; a sister, Judy Hackerd, and his faithful dog, Cosmo. He is preceded in death by a brother, James Adams. Cremation arrangements provided by Kaatz Funeral Directors, Capac. Memorials are suggested to www.ASPCA.org in memory of Bob or Blue Water Hospice. For information and Guest Book kaatzfunerals.com
AJAMY, DAVID A. Howell, Michigan. The world lost a good man, with the passing of David Ajamy of Howell, MI, on November 17, 2014, at age 66. Before moving to the Howell area 15 years ago, Dave and his family were residents of Milford, MI for 25 years. After his retirement from Oakland County Juvenile Court, he worked as a job coach for Work Skills and Willowbrook Rehabilitation, both of Brighton, MI. Dave was an active participant with Iosco Township government and a past board member and volunteer of Recycle Livingston. Dave will be remembered for his positive attitude, good humor and devotion to his family. He is survived by his wife of 43 years Bobbie; daughter, Elizabeth and son in law John London; son James and daughter in law Sandie Ajamy; granddaughters Brianna and Charlotte; brother, Mark (Marion) Ajamy of St. Charles, Ill; mother in law and father in law Phyllis Trondson and Stanley Sinclair; sister in law and brother in law, Bette Jo and Michael Herren; and many long time loving friends. Dave's family and friends gathered at Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Lamb Chapel, on Saturday, November 22, 2014. In lieu of flowers and in keeping with Dave's lifelong dedication to the welfare of children, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN. Please leave a message to the Ajamy family by calling 1-877-231-7900 or sign the guestbook at borekjennings.com
BOURGOIN, MICHAEL J. November 17, 2014, Age 52 of Salem Twp. Care and services were entrusted to L.J. Griffin Funeral Home-Northrop-Sassaman Chapel, Northville.
COOLMAN, JEAN Age 80, longtime resident of Northville, passed away peacefully November 19, 2014. Jean is survived by her husband, Richard A. Coolman; her children, Michael Coolman and Lorie (Bob) Boshoven; and her granddaughter, Elizabeth Boshoven. A Time of Gathering will be held Friday, November 28, 2014 from 10 a.m. until noon with a Memorial Service at noon at Casterline Funeral Home, 122 W. Dunlap, Northville. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorial contributions to Northville High School Music Boosters. Online condolences at www.casterlinefuneralhome.com
KIMPEL, HENRY (BUD) Died November 23, 2014, age 84. Beloved husband of Lucille. Dear father of David (Lynn), Andrew (Leslie). Grandfather of Jason (Gretchen), Katelyn, Alyssa, and Alex. Great-grandfather of Ian. Brother of Katherine Remenapp. Born in 1930 in Cleveland, Ohio, Henry moved to Detroit when he was 6 years old. A graduate of Cooley High School in 1948 and from Michigan State University in 1952, he served in the U.S. Army. During that time, Henry married Lucille, his wife of 62 years. After leaving the Army, Henry went to work for Chrysler Corporation. He retired in 1996, after a 43 year career in accounting and finance. Henry went on to a second career, spending 8 years as a Director of the Michigan State University Foundation. He was also active in the Stephens Ministry at Northville First Presbyterian Church. Henry passed away after a courageous 4 year battle with Alzheimer's Disease. Memorial donations, in lieu of flowers, are suggested to the Michigan State University Horticultural Gardens or to the First Presbyterian Church of Northville Memorial Fund. Visitation MANNS-FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 17000 Middlebelt (south of 6 Mile), Friday 2-8 p.m. Final visitation Saturday at 10:30 a.m. followed by Services at 11 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Northville, 200 E. Main St., Northville MI 48167. Share a memory at www.mannsfuneralhome.com.
LEIST, WILLIS C. Passed away November 6, 2014 at Charlevoix Area Hospital. He was born August 28, 1927 in Grand Rapids to William and Ida (Miller) Leist. Beloved husband of Edith (Silvers) Leist. Dear father of Heidi (Mark) Judkins, Brian Leist, and Curtis Leist. Loving brother of Ruth Stiles; sister-in-law Geraldine Leist. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by siblings Mildred Cook, Doris Marvin, Harold Leist, Darold Leist, Arlene Knowlton, Wilma Leist, Kenneth Leist and infant brother Floyd Leist. Laid to rest at Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, Michigan.
LeVANSELER, FREEDA U. Age 80, Services were held Monday and Tuesday, at PHILLIPS FUNERAL HOME. www.phillipsfuneral.com
MacDOUGALL, MARY R. 89, longtime resident of Northville, Nov. 19, 2014. Share online condolences at www.casterlinefuneralhome.com
MORAN, EDWARD A. Age 81, of Fort Myers, Florida, formerly of Northville, Michigan and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, passed away on November 16, 2014. Ed was the loving husband of Elizabeth (McNamara) for 57 years. The father of Lisa and David Antonelli of Westwood, Massachusetts, Edward and Molly Moran of Canton, Georgia and John and Kelly Moran of Grosse Pointe Park, MI. He was the adored grandfather of David and Katey Antonelli, Alexis, Olivia and Brian Antonelli, Patrick, Jack, Shannon, Sean and Matthew Moran. Ed was the sixth of eight children born to John and Helen Moran on November 19, 1932 in Philadelphia. He is also survived his sister, Mary Hegarty, brothers and sisters-in-law, Carol and Tom Devlin, James and Eleanor McNamara, Elinor and Russell Eggleton and Thomas and Barbara McNamara. Ed was the brother of the late William Moran, Robert Moran, Catherine McDonald, Bernadine Mackey, John Moran and Helen Moran. He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War, a graduate of Drexel University and a retired loyal employee of the Ford Motor Company. Ed was a true gentleman, a devoted husband, a wonderful father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle and friend. He will be forever remembered and missed by all who loved him. A Mass of Christian Burial will took place on Monday, November 24, 2014 at in Fort Myers. Donations in Ed's memory may be made to Hope Hospice at 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908 or at https://donate.hopehcs.org
MORGAN, LOU ANN Age 72, passed away November 18, 2014 at home in the care of her loving husband. Lou Ann was born on January 27, 1942 in Northville. She was an avid reader and loved to crochet. She will be remembered for her many years of service at the former South Lyon Library which was located on West Lake Street. Lou Ann was also a lover of all animals. She is survived by her beloved husband, Terrence Morgan; her daughter, Terry (Paul) Williamson and her grandsons, Brian and Eric. Lou Ann was preceded in death by her son, William Morgan in 2013. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 22 at 3:00 p.m. with the family receiving friends beginning at 2:00 p.m. at PHILLIPS FUNERAL HOME, 122 W. Lake St., South Lyon. In memory of Lou Ann, donations may be made to The Humane Society of Huron Valley. www.phillipsfuneral.com
WENDLANDT, SHIRLEY October 19, 1931- November 19, 2014. Arrangements by: PHILLIPS FUNERAL HOME www.phillipsfuneral.com
BRINK, SHIRLEY A. November 19, 2014, age 80 of Plymouth. Beloved wife of the late Irwin. Loving mother of Lynda (Daniel) Markiewicz, Russell (Carolyn), Jerry (Theresia), and Kathleen (Michael) McCollum. Proud grandmother of Amanda (Andrew), Scott, Jaclyn, Jeffrey, Garrett, Christopher, and the late Stephen; and great-grandmother of Jackson. Dear sister of Thomas (Sharon) Bombach, and Richard (Patricia) Bombach. Memorial visitation Tuesday, November 25, 4-8 p.m. at Vermeulen-Sajewski Funeral Home, 46401 W. Ann Arbor Road (between Sheldon and Beck), Plymouth. Memorial Service 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 26, at Trinity Church, 10101 W. Ann Arbor Road (at Gotfredson), Plymouth, MI 48170. Memorial contributions may be made to the church. To share memories, please visit vermeulenfuneralhome.com.
McCLUMPHA, DYNESE MARIE Passed away November 20, 2014 at the age of 56. She was born August 3, 1958 in Livonia, Michigan to Clifford and Rita (Datcher) McClumpha. She is the dear sister of C. Hurd McClumpha, Amy L. (Michael) Glenn and Natalie (Craig) Finley and dear aunt of Clifford, Jenny and Emily McClumpha, Abigail, Gabriel and Elizabeth Glenn, Emilia (Jeremy) Finley, Julia (Joe) Wamsley, Andrew (Kylie), Alec, Sarah, Isaac and Erinn Finley. She is the great aunt of William, Sophie and Tristan Wamsley. Dynese was preceded in death by her parents. Dynese grew up in Canton and graduated from Plymouth-Salem High School. She then went on to graduate from the University of Michigan with a degree in Classical Studies. She was a long time Zingerman's employee. Dynese was an artisan working mainly in pottery and a member of the Potter's Guild. A memorial gathering will take place Monday, November 24, 2014, 5pm until 8pm at Zingerman's Road House, 2501 Jackson Road, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Memorials may be made to Potter's Guild, 201 Hill St., Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104. To leave a condolence www.schrader-howell.com
MOORE, VIRGINIA DEAN HAMMOND Age 84, of Woodland will be held on Saturday, November 22, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. from Roanoke First United Methodist Church with Rev. Ralph Barrow and Rev. Paul Moore officiating. Mrs. Moore will lie in state at the church for one hour prior to services beginning. There will be a private graveside service at Big Springs Baptist Cemetery. Mrs. Moore passed away Thursday, November 20, 2014, at her family home. Survivors include one son, Will Moore (wife, Laurie) of Woodland and many cousins. A Troup County, Georgia native, Mrs. Moore was born on October 20, 1030, the daughter of Holland and Claire Woodyard Hammond. She was a very active member of Roanoke First United Methodist Church and was a sales clerk at Woolworth 5 & 10 for 45 years. Mrs. Moore was an avid reader; well known for making baby blankets; and she was treasurer of the Crape Myrtle Garden Club, a member of Magazine Club, and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. Mrs. Moore was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, M.T. "Junior" Moore; twin sons; and one brother. The family is accepting flowers or, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Roanoke First United Methodist Church's window fund. Online condolences may be expressed at www.quattlebaumfuneralhome.com.
MORENCY, VINCENT M. Age 80, of Ferndale, passed away November 19, 2014. He is survived by his daughter, Elizabeth (Joe) Deming of North Carolina; Grandfather of Robby Morency, Misti Rusk of Connecticut, Joanna and Joseph Deming, Jr.; Great-grandfather of Austin and Tucker Morency. Brother of Pauline (Peter) Abbo. Preceded in death by brother, Roland R. Morency, and this year John R. Morency. He was a 1952 graduate of Lincoln High School in Ferndale. Since his retirement from Chrysler, he studied and researched the War of 1812 by walking the battlefields and spending countless hours in museums and libraries. He was also an avid long distance bike rider. In lieu of a funeral, a celebration of life luncheon will be held.
THOMAS, JAMES ROE Age 67 of Franklin, Tennessee, passed away November 18, 2014. Veteran of the U.S. Army. Graduate of Ohio University. Owned and operated James R. Thomas & Associates where he was second generation toy sales representative. Avid golfer and member of Westhaven Golf Club. Member of Kiwanis. Member of Westhaven Men's Bible Study Group. Survived by wife of 41 years, Carol Thomas; son, Joe (Sara) Thomas; daughter, Kate (Ryan) Shepherd; brothers, Peter Thomas and Tom Thomas; sister, Nancy Thomas; grandchildren, Annabelle, and Sadie Thomas, Mason and Emma Shepherd. A Celebration of Life will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Thursday, November 20, 2014 at Williamson Memorial Funeral Home with visitation starting at 1:00 p.m. prior to the service. Memorials may be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, www.pulmonaryfibrosis.org. WILLIAMSON MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, 615 794-2289. www.williamsonmemorial.com
VERNIER, MARJORIE JANE Age 90, passed away Friday, November 14. Born in Detroit Michigan on April 16, 1924, she was the youngest of three siblings and the only daughter of Harry T Wunderlich and Charlotte Rose. She was married to Floyd Vernier Jr for a beautiful 67 years and he survives her as well as her two daughters Claudia Geist (John) and Cynthia Van Tiem (John) and her son Chip a.k.a. Floyd Vernier III. She is also survived by four grandchildren and one great grandchild and her brother Robert Wunderlich. She was dearly loved and will be missed by all. A Memorial Service will be held at Canterbury On The Lake in Waterford MI with a reception to follow on Tuesday, November 25th at 10:30 am. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to any one of the following four charities: Alzheimer's, Milford Presbyterian Church, Hospice, or Canterbury Good Samaritans.
WRENN, DAISY M. Age 81, November 18, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Jackson Ray. Loving mother of Beverly (Rev. Dan) Cavin, Nina (Rev. Jim) Hopkins, Jeff (Karen) and the late Barry. Mother in law of Diane. Grandmother of 10. Great grandmother of 28. Funeral Services were held at Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, Garden City. www.santeiufuneralhome.com