ASQUINI, EZIO S.Age 91. November 21, 2015. Beloved husband of Elva D. Asquini for 68 years. Loving father of Karen (Bill) Poulos, Sandy (Bob) Borsos. Dear nonno of Greg, Rob, Mark, Eric, Michael and great nonno of Sarah, Ryan, Keira and our little angel in heaven Penelope. Uncle to many nieces and nephews. Mr. Asquini retired from the Ford Motor Company after working 30 years as a process engineer. He was a WWII Army veteran who served in the Pacific, and was a gold card member of The Venetian Club of Mutual Aid. Ed was known for his phenomenal energy and love of family. Funeral services were held. Memorial donations to Cure PSP – www.psp.org. Online condolences to www.obriensullivanfuneralhome.com.
BREWIS, HARLEY M.Gladwin, Michigan Mr. Brewis age, 84 loving husband, father and grandfather passed away Sunday, November 22, 2015 at his home with his loving family by his side. He was born on December 2, 1930 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Henry and Rilla (Dumont) Brewis. He married the love of his life Sarah Bittles on April 16, 1955 at West Outer Drive Methodist Church. Harley served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was a member of the Secord Lake Eagles #4121. He retired as Captain of the Redford Township Fire Department and was a journeyman carpenter for numerous years. Harley enjoyed boating, yard work, carpentry work and watching the Detroit Lions but most of all spending time with his family. He is survived by his wife of 60 years and their children; Susan (Jay) Hocking, Cheryl (Tony) Sarkins, Terry (Hank) Hale, Cary (Kathy) Brewis and Kelly McGrath, nine grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and one due in January, a brother John Brewis. Harley was predeceased by an infant son Alan Brewis a son-in-law Edmund McGrath brother Donald Brewis, a sister-in-law Ruby Brewis and Aunt Violetta Reeves. Funeral Service will be held Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 1 p.m. from the Sisson Funeral Home with cremation to follow. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 11 a.m. until time of service.
COSTELLO, PHYLLISAugust 27, 1925 - November 15, 2015. Arrangements by PHILLIPS FUNERAL HOME. www.phillipsfuneral.com
JANSEN, ROBERTJune 30, 1951 - November 16, 2015. Arrangements by: PHILLIPS FUNERAL HOME. www.phillipsfuneral.com
KAY, MARY September 30, 1949 - November 15, 2015. Arrangements by: PHILLIPS FUNERAL HOME. www.phillipsfuneral.com
OLEKSY, JOHN J.Age 67, passed away November 18, 2015. He was born on August 6, 1948 in Detroit, son of the late James and Marie Oleksy. John retired from the Ford Rouge Plant after 30 years of service as a Mill Wright. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved to hunt and fish. He will always be remembered as a loving and devoted husband. He is survived by his beloved wife of 40 years, Kathy; his sisters, Dawn (Rick) Brabant and Sandra Trominski; his nieces, Ashley and Jamie; and his nephew, Alan. Private family services have been held. www.phillipsfuneral.com
SCHULTZ, MATILDA "TILLIE" Age 92, of Sarasota, FL formerly of Plymouth died November 14, 2015. casterlinefuneralhome.com
SHOWERMAN, RICHARD ALANMay 23, 1963. Age 52. Of Naples Florida, passed away November 17, 2015 of cancer. Beloved son of the late Joe and Pat Showerman of South Lyon, Michigan. Rich is survived by his sister, Nancy (Showerman) Steele; brother-in-law, Chris; and dear niece, Holly. Rich was also preceded in death by his beloved brother, Bill. Rich had a deep love for God and he loved sharing his experience, strength, and hope with others in the program. He also loved cars, and the only thing he loved more than selling a car was paying it forward to help out one of his brothers and sisters in need. We will always remember Rich for his big heart full of love, his humorous personality, and his warm smile. May you live in the peace of our heavenly Father. A Memorial Mass will be held at a later date.
YOUNG, WILLIAM ROBERT "BOB"Age 69, November 23, 2015. Beloved husband of Janet for 47 years. Dearest son of Leva. Loving father of John (Raquel) and Dan (Carrie). Dear granddad of Abby, Sarah, Emma, Joseph and Mark. Dear brother of Clint (Charlotte). Visitation at the R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Home, 15451 Farmington Rd., Livonia, Friday from 2 – 8 p.m. In state at Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church, 14175 Farmington Rd., Livonia, Saturday from 10 a.m. until Funeral Service at 11 a.m. Memorials may be directed to Metro Hospice or Christ Our Savior – Bell Choir. Please share a memory at www.rggrharris.com
SULLIVAN, MARY S. Age 89 of Brighton passed away November 23, 2015. She was born on July 5,1926 a daughter of Bernard and Anne (Fitzgerald) Murphy in Detroit, MI. On September 3, 1949, she married William M. Sullivan in Detroit. Mary was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church. She enjoyed traveling, going to Ireland, golfing, collecting art, shopping, going to movies, musicals, and plays. She also enjoyed taking her grandchildren to the circus. Prior to her retirement, she worked as a realtor for Century 21 in Brighton. Surviving is her husband, William; children: Maureen, Patricia (Tom), Timothy (Norita), Ann (Ken), and Michael (Lori); grandchildren: Tim (Cortney), Jennifer (Josh), Brian (Jessica), Melissa, Elizabeth (Tony), Patrick (Nicole), Charles (Laura), Daniel (Katie), Kenny, Brigid (Brandon), Catie, Michael, and Ryan along with 14 great-grandchildren and sister, Patricia Martin. Preceded in death by her parents, grandson John, son-in-law Butch and brother Frank. Visitation will be held on Friday, November 27, 2015 from 3:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Keehn Funeral Home, Brighton. Mass of the Resurrection will be held on Saturday, November 28 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Brighton. Visit at the church beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Brain Injury Association of America Butch Alterman Memorial Fund with envelopes available at the funeral home. Please visit Mary's Book of Memories at www.keehnfuneralhome.com
BLOKER BETTY JUNE KERNSBetty was born March 15, 1926 in Greenfield, Ohio to Bonnie Lavon (Ballentine) Kerns and George Howard Kerns. She was raised in southern Ohio and attended the Ohio State University where she graduated in 1947 with a degree in Home Economics. In June 1947 she married Raymond E Bloker of Lindsay Ohio and they settled in Detroit Michigan. Betty taught Home Economics in the Grosse Pointe MI school system until she became a full-time homemaker with her first child in 1950.A mother of three, Betty raised her children in Bay Village, OH, Olmstead Falls OH and finally in Birmingham MI where Betty and Ray lived for 40 years. During that time Betty was active in Alpha Chi Omega and other volunteer work and in the late 1960s/early 1970s she returned to school to earn her Master's Degree in Guidance and Counseling. Betty taught Assertiveness Training at the Birmingham Community Center and conducted therapy groups out of her home in the 1970s. In 1992 Betty and Ray bought a condominium in Naples Florida where they enjoyed golf, and Betty enjoyed tennis as well. They loved socializing with their friends and had 20 years of great times in Naples. Betty was a hole-in-one golfer and both she and Ray were avid bridge players, achieving the rank of Life Master from the ACBL organization. They enjoyed traveling to bridge tournaments as well as traveling to Europe and the Northwest and California to visit their children. Betty learned to downhill ski as an adult, and continued until her mid-70s, enjoying family ski trips with her children and grandchildren. She was an avid investor and loved to read her WSJ everyday. In 2012 Betty and Ray moved to Gainesville, FL where they lived at The Village. Subsequent to Ray's passing in 2012, Betty moved to the Memory Unit at Harbor Chase where she was a beloved resident, always notable for her sweet demeanor and beautiful smile. She enjoyed dancing until near the very end of her life and could not hear music without moving to the beat. Betty is survived by daughter Sherry Bloker, daughter Sue Kelman (Mark), son Ray E Bloker III (Judy), and grandsons Brett Kelman and David Friedlander and granddaughter Lane Kelman. Memorial services will be held on Christmas Eve at the National Cemetery in Bushnell FL, where Betty will be laid to rest with Ray, a distinguished veteran of WWII. In lieu of flowers please send donations in Betty's name to the Alzheimer's Association at alz.org. Arrangements by Forest Meadows Funeral Home, Gainesville, FL 352-378-2528
CLARK, JOHN W.89, slipped away peacefully Monday, November 2, 2015, at his home in Redwood City, California. Born and raised in Detroit, MI, John was a longtime resident of Birmingham and Troy, MI, retiring to Hilton Head, South Carolina and Sebring, Florida, with his summer residency in Desbarats, Ontario, Canada. He recently moved to California to be closer to his daughters and granddaughter, after his wife of 58 years, Marjorie, passed away. He is survived by his brother, James; three daughters, Deborah, Rebecca, and Jennifer; three grandchildren, Jeremy, Sophia, and Wesley; and five great-grandchildren. Possessed of a great sense of humor that tended more towards silliness than sarcasm, he loved Laurel and Hardy, Mr. Magoo, and Peanuts. Quiet and intense, a man of few words, he was the quintessential do-it-yourself guy. John believed strongly in giving back to the community. He dedicated thousands of volunteer hours to the Troy School District Board of Education, the Troy Parks and Recreation Department, the Sun 'n Lake of Sebring Improvement District, and the Florida Hospital, among many others. John served proudly in the U.S. Navy during WWII, then, completed his education at the University of Michigan (BSME 1949 & MSE 1950). A mechanical engineer, John held multiple positions at Chevrolet and GM, even working on an early prototype of the electric car in the late 70s/early 80s! Educator, master craftsman and builder, private pilot, prodigious reader, crossword puzzle aficionado, golfer, naturalist, American Civil War buff, card shark, dedicated walker, world traveler, lover of ice cream and life-with profound gratitude and the deepest admiration, respect, and love, fare thee well…dad, grandpa, John. You will be missed. The family will hold a memorial next summer in Desbarats. Suggested donations to Doctors Without Borders or the Wounded Warrior Project.
EVANS, ROOSEVELTOn November 16, Roosevelt Evans of Detroit, joined his wife of fifty-three years, Calante Felder-Evans, who preceded him in death one year and one month prior. An alumni from Northwestern High School, pro ball player and wartime veteran, he was best known as Mr. Evans of Evans Brothers Market, a neighborhood favorite in the 6 mile/Livernois business district for more than three decades. Mr. Evans will be missed by many, especially his children Michael, Jeffery, Dorian and Rhonda. Funeral arrangements will be handled by Swanson's Funeral Home with services to be held at Hartford Memorial Baptist Church on November 23. Photo Mr & Mrs Evans 1994 daughter's wedding. Photo 1951 Roosevelt Evans Northwestern Yearbook- Spade Recipient.
LOEFFLER, GEORGEAge 96 of Plymouth passed away on November 19, 2015. Beloved husband of the late Elaine. Loving father of Marcia Ridings, Donald (Janice), Lynn (Lynn) Gregg, and Nancy (Robert) Sornson. Proud grandfather of Karen (Brad) Brunner, Allison (Kurt) Thompson, Christopher and Kelly Gregg, Rebecca, Matthew, Alicia and Molly Sornson. Great grandfather of Mark, George and Thomas Brunner, Caroline, Leah and Sydney Thompson. George was a graduate of Detroit Technical University, WWII Army Air Corp Veteran and owner of George Loeffler Hardware in Livonia for over 40 years. Funeral Service Sunday 4 p.m. at Vermeulen-Sajewski Funeral Home, 46401 W. Ann Arbor Rd., (between Sheldon and Beck) Plymouth. The family will gather for visitation with friends Sunday 2-4 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Lutheran Church, 25630 Grand River Ave., Redford, MI 48240. To share a memory, please visit vermeulenfuneralhome.com