BARTUSH, J. ADDISON CORRECTION ON TIME: Memorial Mass 10:00 a.m. Friday, October 9 at St. Paul on the Lake Church, 157 Lakeshore Drive, Grosse Pointe Farms. Memorial visitation 5:30 to 7:30 pm Thursday at the A. H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Ave at Vernier Rd, Grosse Pointe Woods.
DAVID, DAVID F. August 11, 1927-September 29, 2015 L. J. Griffin Funeral Home-Northrop Sassaman Chapel.
DONALDSON, ELIZABETH August 23, 1943 - September 30, 2015. Phillips Funeral Home, www.phillipsfuneral.com
OESCHGER, ELIZABETH "BETTY" wife of the late Bob, passed away October 2, 2015. Burial Oak Grove Cemetery. Call Lynch & Sons at 248-684-6645.
GOMORI, BARNEY August 11, 1926 - October 4, 2015. Arrangements by: PHILLIPS FUNERAL HOME. www.phillipsfuneral.com
GRAVES, CAROL MAE (AWS) Died June 27, 2015 Carol Mae Aws was born Oct 23, 1922 in Madison Minnesota to parents Manford O and Anne (Graven) Aws. Carol enlisted in the U.S. Navy WAVES in 1943, making her one of the first women ever to serve on active duty in an American military service. She met and married Grady Etheredge Graves in 1945 while they were both stationed at Patuxent Naval Air Station in Maryland. They moved to Michigan when Grady joined Ford Motor Company. Grady preceded her in death in 1973. Carol received her degree from the University of Minnesota and remained active in the Minnesota Women's Club all her life. She was also active in Lutheran church affairs, often as a representative to state and national conferences. Carol loved her country and displayed the flag proudly. She and Grady were both very active in the local VFW and American Legion. Carol received commendation for her decades of loyal assistance at precinct voting locations in Birmingham, Michigan. Carol is survived by her brother Robert Aws of Shoreview, Minnesota, her daughters Patricia Moss of Salem, Oregon and Debra Farron of Traverse City, Michigan, as well as granddaughters Janel Farron and Kathryn Moss, grandsons Kevin and Andrew Farron, great-grandson August Pityo and numerous nieces and nephews. Family and friends will gather for a celebration of Carol's life on October 23rd at 11 a.m. at the Mausoleum at Roseland Cemetery in Berkley, MI. A luncheon will follow. In lieu of flowers, the family requests remembrance contributions to the Birmingham Next (formerly the Birmingham Area Seniors Coordinating Council), 2121 Midvale St, Birmingham, MI 48009. Please visit www.lifestorytc.com to sign the guestbook and share a message. Life Story Funeral Home, Traverse City, Michigan.
GRINAGER, JON MERRITT A 35 year resident of Milford, passed away September 29, 2015 at the age of 74 from complications of Cancer and Alzheimers. He is survived by his sister, Jane Brown; brother, Bruce (Peggy) from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; six nieces, 10 grand-nieces and nephews. A Memorial service will be held Saturday, October 17, 11 a.m. at Hector & Jimmy's Restaurant in Milford. Memorials can be made to The Wounded Warriors Project, in his name.
HEININGER, DANIEL PAUL Age 19, passed away September 27, 2015. He was born on June 19, 1996 in Berrien Center, Michigan, son of Paul Barbara Heininger. Daniel was a post-secondary student at South Lyon High School where he was a member of the choir. He participated in Special Olympics Area 27 and was a proud 1st Degree Knight with the Knights of Columbus. Daniel is survived by his loving parents Paul and Barbara Heininger; his loving siblings: Eric (Stephanie Tillman) Heininger and Eva Heininger; his grandmother, Eleanor Heininger; and his aunts and uncles: Terri (Mitchell) Weatherly, Cindy Mitzel, Frank (Bob Babboni) Mitzel and Juan Zeller. He is also survived by his cousins: Michael Giffen, Cara Weatherly and Amanda Weatherly; his godparents Bob (Siobhan) DeWitt; and his second family, the Webers and all his caregivers. Daniel was preceded in death by his grandparents. Visitation was held on Friday, October 2 at PHILLIPS FUNERAL HOME, 122 W. Lake St., South Lyon. A funeral Mass was celebrated on Saturday, October 3 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 830 S. Lafayette, South Lyon. Donations will be accepted in Daniel's memory to Special Olympics Area 27 (checks to 1420 Woodhurst Ct. Howell, MI 48843) and The D-MAN Foundation (www.mydman.org) www.phillipsfuneral.com
LIEDING, MICHAEL April 9, 1948 - September 29, 2015. Arrangements by: PHILLIPS FUNERAL HOME www.phillipsfuneral.com
LUKENS, MARGARET August 21, 1957-September 27, 2015. L. J. Griffin Funeral Home -Northrop Sassaman Chapel
NEIDHARDT, DOUGLAS PAUL Age 56, passed away in Garden City after a brief illness on October 4, 2015. Beloved husband of Stephanie Buchanan for 16 years. Loving step father of Emberley and Landyn Neidhardt. Memorial Gathering Friday 5 - 8 p.m. with a 6 p.m. Rememberance Service at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 Inkster Rd., Garden City (between Cherry Hill and Ford Rd.). www.santeiufuneralhome.com
SCHMIDT, MICHAEL J. Age 60, of Paradise, died at his home with his wife by his side and under the care of Northwood's Home Health and Hospice on Wednesday, September 30, 2015. Born on December 4, 1954 in Highland Park, MI., he was a son of John H. and Kathleen M. (Celaschi) Schmidt. Mike graduated from Plymouth High School in the class of 1973. He then went to the University of Detroit and earned a Bachelor's Degree in English Literature in 1977. On October 13, 1979 he married Catherine Voytas in Ann Arbor. Mike's love of restoring antiques became a vocation when he became owner and operator of his own business. He did this until his move to Paradise happened, and he continued, only at a lesser pace. Mike is preceded in death by his father. He attended Our lady of Victory Catholic Church in Paradise and Companions of Christ the Lamb Catholic Retreat near Paradise. Mike loved the beauty of nature and travelling to Europe in the summertime. He absolutely enjoyed all different foods, and restoring antiques, reading literature, and walking his dogs. He also enjoyed going to Township meetings, volunteering at community events and the library, and also at the Haunted trail. One thing he despised though, was leaving Paradise for whatever reason. Mike is survived by his wife Cathy of Paradise; his mother Kathleen of Plymouth, MI; siblings David of Milford and Daniel of Gaylord; niece Christina of South Lyon and nephew Matthew of Laredo, TX; special friend Theresa Schmidt. Friends may call at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church in Paradise on Sunday, October 4, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the church on Monday, October 5, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. with Fr. Jack Fabian and Fr. Dan Zaloga concelebrating. Rite of Committal will take place Tuesday, October 6, 2015 following the 12:00 noon daily Mass at the Companions of Christ the Lamb Chapel Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Our Lady of Victory and Companions of Christ the Lamb Catholic Churches in his memory. Condolences may be extended at www.beaulieufuneralhome.com Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry is assisting the family with their arrangements.
TYSZKIEWICZ, RONALD Long time Garden City resident, Ronald Tyszkiewicz, age 75, passed away after a lengthy illness. A selfless community servant, Ron was dedicated to the community and residents of Garden City for many years. Ron served 3 terms as Mayor Pro Tem on the City Council. Ron was also past president and trustee, serving 2 terms on the Garden City School Board. Ron was very active for many years with the Garden City Jaycees, where he served as president. Ron was involved in the early years of Santaland, Santaland Parade and the Junior Miss Program. Following the Garden City Jaycees, Ron became a member of the Michigan and U.S. JCI Senate. Ron was a past president and life member of the MI JCI Senate and past national vice-president of the U.S. JCI Senate. Ron was a board member of the JCI Senate Foundation. While his children were going up, Ron was involved with GCYAA Baseball program, a Boy Scout Den Leader, the Garden City High School Athletic and Band Boosters. Ron was ever present at all of his children's events, either on the sidelines, in the bleachers or coaching. He was their biggest supporter. He was also present at his grandchildren events, attending as many as possible. Ron is survived by his wife Millie, his children, Kimberly (Steve) Hodges, Kenneth (Sheri), Kurt (Kimberly) and Kristin (Shawn) Green and grandchildren, Emily, Taylor, Bradley, Natalie, Brooke, Trevor, Ethan and Quinn. Visitation will be Friday October 9 from 2 - 8 pm, at the John N Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 Inkster Rd, (between Ford Rd and Cherry Hill), Garden City. A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, October 10 at 10:00 am at St. Linus Church, 6466 N. Evangeline Street (corner of Hass), Dearborn Heights. Memorials suggested to the JCI Senate Foundation, Alzheimer Association or Smile Train.
WOODRUFF, CHARLES L. 'CHUCK' Of Milford, died peacefully on October 4, 2015 surrounded by his family. He was 90 years old. Charles was a Navy diver and a WWII 'Frogman'. Charles was preceded in death by his wife Betty (d.2014) He is survived by his son; Dennis (Ellen) Woodruff; daughters, Sharon (Robert) Martin and Tina (Bob) Bickle; grandchildren, Jody (Kathy) Woodruff, Mark (Becky) Woodruff, LaJuan Norman, Amber (John) Allis, Afton (Brian) Hanenburg, Corey (Sara) Martin and Jake (Amanda) Martin; brother, Edward (Laurel) Osborne; dear friend, Henry Buell. Also survived by many great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, extended family and dear friends. A Funeral Service will be held at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 404 East Liberty St., Milford on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at 1 o'clock. Friends may gather Tuesday 3-8 p.m. For further information please call 248-684-6645 or visit www.LynchFuneralDirectors.com
YOUNG, JR., JERRY J. October 3, 2015. Services at Lynch & Sons, October 10 at 2 p.m. with friends gathering 12:30 p.m. For further information, please call Lynch & Sons, 248-684-6645.
DAVENPORT, WILLIAM KIRK ("BILL") Died peacefully at his home in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan on September 29, 2015. He was 86. The cause was lung cancer. Bill was born in Jackson, Michigan on December 22, 1928. He graduated from Cranbrook School in 1946, Harvard College in 1950 and the University of Michigan Law School in 1953. After law school, he worked as an associate lawyer at Cravath, Swaine & Moore, a law firm in New York City, until 1962. His time at Cravath was interrupted for three and a half years when he served at the Pentagon in the Army Judge Advocate General's Corps as a 1st Lieutenant. In 1962, he moved from New York back to Michigan to work as a lawyer for Ford Motor Company. He retired from Ford as Assistant General Counsel in 1990. Bill was fortunate to have married Gertrude Baldwin Perkins ("Kitty"), one of the fabulous identical Perkins Twins of Wilkes-Barre, PA. He was married to Kitty for 47 years until her death in 2006. He also outlived his younger sister, Jean Davenport Crawford, who died in 2002. Bill had a wonderful life. Those who knew him will remember his intelligence, charm, sense of humor and strong moral character, all of which are captured in his daughter Nina Davenport's HBO documentary "First Comes Love" (premiering on Netflix in November). Bill loved his time at Cranbrook, Harvard, and Michigan Law School. He spent his summers at his cottage in the Chicago Club of Charlevoix, Michigan where he had a close community of friends. After retirement, he and Kitty also rented a house every spring in Provence. Bill's favorite sports were cooking, 19th century English literature, vegetable gardening and the New York Times. After his wife Kitty died, he became an avid bridge player. He will be missed by his many bridge partners. Above all, he was a loving and devoted husband and father. Bill is survived by his three children, Kirk, Tim and Nina Davenport, and seven grandchildren: Lydia, Addison, Alexander, Eliza, Jackson, Lucas and Jasper. A memorial service in Bloomfield Hills is being planned for the weekend of November 14, 2015. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider a gift to The Davenport Family Scholarship Fund at the University of Michigan Law School, 701 S. State St., Ann Arbor, MI, 48109-3091. View obituary and share memories at AJDesmond.com
GEORGE, RAYMOND E. Age 86, of Bloomfield Hills, MI. Died September 24, 2015. Beloved husband for 58 years of Carol Jean, nee Boatright. Loving father of Mindy (Robert D.D.S.) Stewart D.D.S., Jill (James) McNichols and Christian (Kathryn Paige) George M.D. Dearest grandfather of Ellen, Anna and Robert Stewart Jr. "RJ", Sally, Austin and Lillian McNichols, William and Kathryn George. Preceded in death by two brothers, Donald George MD and Nevin George. President and owner of Crestlake Energy. Former Vice-President of National Bank of Detroit, Trust Department. Began his career with Phillips Petroleum. Esteemed professional in the oil and gas industry for over 60 years. A graduate of Johnstown H.S., Johnstown PA. Earned a Petroleum Engineering degree from Penn State University. Served in the US Army during the Korean War. Loved bridge, scuba diving, fishing, golf and any and all Penn State sports. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 11:00 am at the First United Methodist Church of Birmingham, 1589 W. Maple Rd., Birmingham. A private family visitation was held with entombment at White Chapel Cemetery in Troy. Memorials to the Henry Ford Health System Nephrology Education and Research Fund, Attn: Office of Philanthropy, 1 Ford Place, Suite 5A, Detroit, MI 48202-3450; the Walloon Lake Trust & Conservancy, P.O. Box 621, Petoskey MI 49770, or the First United Methodist Church of Birmingham would be appreciated. Share memories through the funeral home at: www.temrowski.com
JARZYNA-BRAMMER, TAMARA Born April 12, 1947 to the late Fred Brammer and Elsie (Turner), died October 1, 2015 after a long illness. She, her parents and many relatives worked for the Free Press. She also was a beautician. Her passion was for miniatures. She grew up downriver and graduated from Lincoln Park High School. She then resided in Livonia and currently Oakland Township. Tami leaves behind husband Pete; ex Tod Gonzales; sons, Dan (Sarah), Jay (Jamie), and Jeff (Joanne); and grandkids, Mannie, Cruz, Jonathan, and Jayda; as well as many relatives, dear and close friends. No service or wake. email@example.com
McBEE, WAYNE ROY Age 97, passed away peacefully September 28, 2015, surrounded by his loved ones. The youngest of Homer and Mary McBee's 13 children, Wayne was born July 29, 1918, in Elberta, Michigan. He served in the Pacific during World War II and was awarded a Purple Heart. Wayne was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby (nee Wells), great-grandson Ediberto, and daughter-in-law Susan. He is survived by his son Bruce, his daughter Pamela (Jose) Orozco, six grandchildren, Consuelo, Samantha, Dolores, Rebecca, Melissa, and Juan, 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. A Funeral Service was held on Friday, October 2, 2015 at Harry J. Will Funeral Home in Livonia. Visit www.harryjwillfuneralhome.com
ROUNISTO, DIANE G. Age 67, September 30, 2015. Loving mother of Tracey (Jay) Levino and Adam (Amanda) Rounisto. Dear grandmother of Andrew Levino. She was preceded in death by her parents; Paul and Dorothy Kulow. Diane owned and operated "The Buzz", a Bingo and gift store located in Redford. She also enjoyed crafting. Her family requests donations to Angela Hospice. Please share a memory of Diane at www.rggrharris.com
WILSON, JoANN W. Of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan passed away on September 24, 2015, at age 72 after a valiant long-term struggle with Multiple Sclerosis. JoAnn, who claimed the "W" stood for "Wonderful," was born JoAnn Keough in Jacksonville, FL. She grew up in Grosse Pointe and was a 1961 graduate of Grosse Pointe High. JoAnn attended the University of Michigan and the Kendall school of design in Grand Rapids. She was a member of the Rotary and Republican Women's Clubs, Preservation Bloomfield, and enjoyed dining with friends at the Heathers. JoAnn was preceded in death by her husband, Donald E. Borden, and her brother Jeff, and is survived by brothers, John (Potomac, MD) and Steve (Palm Desert, CA), a sister, Sue Jansen (Roscommon, MI), nine nieces and nephews, and numerous grand-nieces and nephews. Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery in Detroit. Those who knew JoAnn admired her determination to lead a normal and independent life despite her illness. She had a sense of style and enjoyed greeting acquaintances at Breugger's, Little Daddy's, Bill's, and the Deli at the Kingsley Inn. JoAnn's family thanks the Bloomfield Hills and Birmingham communities for their many kindnesses to her over the years. Memorial contributions may be made to the Michigan Multiple Sclerosis Society.