ATWOOD, HAROLD W. 81, passed away Thursday, September 4, 2014 at his home in Tampa, Florida. He was born September 21, 1932 in Detroit to his parents Howard and Doris Atwood of Northville. In his youth he achieved Eagle Scout, graduated from Northville High School and was admitted to Alma College. Mr. Atwood had a distinguished career as a Technical Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force and furthered his career at Hillsborough Community College in Tampa. Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Emilia; nephew Scott Atwood; cousins Elaine Pursel; Marsha Chase and Col. Carl Baker. Preceding him in death were his parents, brother Donald, and sister Ardyce Feole. Arrangements were made by Blount & Curry Funeral Home-MacDill Chapel in Tampa. The Atwood family wishes to thank friends, family, and neighbors for all their help, comfort, prayers, and flowers. God bless you all.
AYERS THOMAS OWEN Of Northville, died on September 22, 2014. For information phone 248-684-6645 or visit www. LynchFuneralDirectors.com
BLACK, JACK October 10, 1934 - September 8, 2014. www.obriensullivanfuneralhome.com
Bobrowski, Evelyn November 20, 1925 - September 14, 2014. www.obriensullivanfuneralhome.com
COOPER, ALBERT Age 82, passed away Sept. 22, 2014. Please contact Phillips Funeral Home or www.phillipfuneral.com for arrangements.
CURRIER, ROBERT T. Age 50, passed away Sept. 21, 2014. Visitation was held Sept. 23. Funeral Sept. 24 at Phillips Funeral Home.
CZAPSKI, JORDAN November 9, 1990 - September 13, 2014. www.obriensullivanfuneralhome.com
HAMMOND, JAMES July 1, 1925 - September 16, 2014. www.obriensullivanfuneralhome.com
JOHNSON, LINDA Age 65, of Fenton, died September 28, 2014. Services were held 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at Sharp Funeral Homes, Fenton Chapel, 1000 Silver Lake Rd., Fenton. Linda was born April 7, 1949 in Milford, MI, the daughter of Lyle and Catherine Rose. She was a veteran of the U.S. Army and retired from General Motors. She is survived by her husband, Richard. Online condolences may be posted on the obituaries page of www.sharpfuneralhomes.com
JONESKU, GREGORY September 4, 1943 - September 7, 2014. www.obriensullivanfuneralhome.com
KARPINSKI, HUBERTA January 4, 1925-September 27, 2014. Age 89 of Redford. Beloved wife of the late Edward. Loving mother of Susan Tanielian, Rebecca Donnelly (Jeffrey Hitch), and Amy Jaward. Dear sister of Alfred, Larry, Romylta and Zaide. Dearest grandmother of Graig, Lana, Myron, Eric, Shaun, the late Joel, Jennifer, and James. Loving great-grandmother of Brenden, Cameron, Kayla, Mia, and Chloey. Huberta was active in the Redford Township Public Library; creative talents include art, China painting, stained glass, and sewing.
KILGOUR, BARBARA ELSIE Canton Township, Michigan Age 84, passed away peacefully Friday, September 26, 2014 at home with her loving family by her side. She was born May 26, 1930 in St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada the daughter of Edward and Elsie (Littlewood) Bill. She was married to John Barrymore Kilgour and he preceded her in death March 8, 2010. Barbara was a strong, brave woman with a very loving and kind heart. She was a Christian who loved her family and friends and believed there was good in everyone. Her loving energy touched many people, making an impact on their lives. Barbara loved painting, gardening, sudoku, bicycling, swimming, watching golf, reading, and music. She also adored her grandchildren and the joy of being a grandmother. Survivors include, four children, Jonathon (Linda) Kilgour, Heather (Christopher) Wiggins, Sandra Foersterling and Michelle (Paul) Marchetti; eight grandchildren, Jim, Anthony, Vicky, Amber, Stephanie, Nicholas, Samantha, and Erin; and eight great-grandchildren, James, Wyatt, Anthony, Devlin, Alex, Marley, Hunter, and Ashton. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and son-in-law, Mark Foersterling. The funeral service was held September 29, 2014 at Stark Funeral Service. Burial followed in Knollwood Memorial Park. Contributions in her memory may be made to the child development organization, www.childfund.org. Please sign her guest book at www.starkfuneral.com.
KUNEC, ANNE B. May 13, 1924 - September 19, 2014. www.obriensullivanfuneralhome.com
MANSFIELD, THOMAS E. Age 85, September 27, 2014 of Westland. Beloved husband of Donna for 64 years. Dear father of Linda (Duane) Gibbons, Carolyn (Ed) Salna, Diane (Henry) Vlieg, Debbie (David) Smith, Lisa (Todd) Amthor. Dearest grandfather of 16 and great grandfather of 12. Loving brother of Barbara and Marion. The family will have a memorial gathering Saturday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Divine Savior Catholic Church, 39375 Joy Rd., Westland. Memorial Mass will begin at 12 Noon. Cremation services respectfully provided by the Vermeulen-Sajewski Funeral Home, Westland. Memorial donations to Angela Hospice or the American Diabetes Association would be appreciated. To share a memory visit vermeulenfh.com
McCollum Shannon L. Age 34, passed away Sept. 25. Services will be Sat., Oct. 4 at 1pm at Phillips Funeral Home, South Lyon. phillipsfuneral.com
McKENNY, JUNE F. September 29, 2014, Age 87. Loving and beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother. Born February 7, 1927 in Detroit. Married Owen Cleary McKenny May 21, 1955. Preceded in death by Owen, and grandsons Tommy Andre and Peter Andre. Survived by children Gail (David) Andre, Gerald (Phimpmas) McKenny, Stephen (Catherine) McKenny, Mark McKenny; grandchildren Annette (Travis) Moser, Erika McKenny, Ian McKenny; and great-grandchildren Charlotte, James, and Cora. June loved God and her extended family, and was a Sunday school teacher, choir member, hospital volunteer, and friend to many. The Funeral Service will be Saturday, October 4th at 10 a.m. at Vermeulen-Sajewski Funeral Home, 46401 W. Ann Arbor Rd. (btwn Sheldon and Beck) Plymouth. The visitation is Friday 2-5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m., and on Saturday morning from 9 a.m. until the time of service. Private interment will be at Highland Cemetery, Ypsilanti. In lieu of flowers donations will be received by Praise Baptist Church, Plymouth, and Cleary University. To share a memory, please visit vermeulenfuneralhome.com
MERTA, RONALD Sept. 28, 2014. Gathering Oct. 3, 5-9 p.m. Courthouse Grille, Plymouth. Mass Oct 4, 9:30 a.m. St Aidan'Catholic Church, Livonia. www.phillipsfuneral.com
MUNN, WILSON E. "PUDGE" Age 83, September 28, 2014, longtime resident of Livonia. Beloved husband of Maybelle, celebrating 61 years of marriage. Loving father of Teresa (Robert) Moore, Michael (Maria), John (Jill), Matthew (Jill), and Anne Marie. Dear grandfather of nine and great-grandfather of seven. Brother of Betty Jane McHale. Wilson served in the Air Force during the Korean War. Later he became a Professor at Schoolcraft College, retiring in 1995 with the honor of Professor Emeritus. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, October 4, at 1p.m. at the R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Home, 15451 Farmington Rd, Livonia. Visitation Friday from 6-9 pm and Saturday from 11am-1pm. In lieu of flowers, his family suggests donations to the Community Opportunity Center of Livonia or the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Please share a memory at www.rggrharris.com
MURPHY, MARY May 21, 1928 - September 17, 2014. www.obriensullivanfuneralhome.com
NORGROVE, Leora D. September 29, 2014, age 98. Beloved wife of the late Herbert H. Norgrove. Dear mother of Herbert "Ron" (Jean) Norgrove and Lynda Plotinski. Also leaves four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and one sister. Visitation Thursday 3-8 p.m. at the Schrader-Howell Funeral Home, 280 South Main Street, Plymouth where funeral services will be conducted on Friday at 11 a.m. Share your memories at: www.schrader-howell.com
PARTELLO, DIANE LaVAUGHN Age 72, passed away on September 27, 2014. Diane was the President Ladies Auxiliary at the VFW Post 1224. She is survived by her husband William; children Brenda (John) Connors of South Lyon, Susan (Tom) Walsh of Carleton; step-children Penny Berry, Robert Partello, Herbert (Carol) Nelson, Robert (Michelle) Nelson, Arthur Valenzula, and Gina (Mark) VanderKeer. She is also survived by 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; her siblings Robert Anderson, Margaret Combs, John Anderson, Mary Kilok, Bruce Anderson, and Ann Miller. She is preceded in death by her sister Nancy Randall and brother Scott Anderson. Funeral services were held at PHILLIPS FUNERAL HOME. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to American Cancer Society.
PERDUE, LARRY "TOMMY" Age 66, passed away September 22, 2014, at his home, in Roscommon, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on November 10, 1947, son of the late Matt & Annie Perdue. Tommy was a hardworking family man. He was an excellent provider to his wife and six children and will always be remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. Tommy was known for his love to laugh and had many loving and supportive friends. When he wasn't working or enjoying the outdoors, Tommy could often be found relaxing in front his TV with his favorite snacks: M&M's, potato chips and Pepsi. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him and loved him. He is survived by his beloved wife of 17 years, Sara; his children: Monty (Tamera), Trever (Fiancee, Robynne Cook), Aaron (Julie) Baggett, Chris (Renee), Olivia, and Helena; his five grandchildren: T.J., Taylor, Jackson, Katelyn, and Sophia. He is also survived by his siblings: Matt (Priscilla) Perdue, Kathleen (Don) Rossman, Mildred (Cliff) Sprinkles, Ronnie (Loretta), many nieces and nephews and his longtime friend, Mike Mills. Tommy was preceded in death by his parents and four sisters. Visitation was held on Thursday, September 25, from 3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. with a funeral service Friday, September 26, at 11:00 a.m. at PHILLIPS FUNERAL HOME, 122 W. Lake St., South Lyon. Online guestbook at www.phillipsfuneral.com
QUIRK, EVELYN N. October 7, 1926 - September 24, 2014. L.J. Griffin Funeral Home-Northrop Sassaman Chapel, 19091 Northville Rd.
RHEA, JOHN R. Age 74, of Westland MI died peacefully at his home on September 28, 2014. Mr. Rhea was born in Detroit on October 26, 1939 to John and Lillie Rhea. He served in the U. S. Navy onboard the U.S.S. Hancock as a Machinist's Mate. He worked as a sheet metal worker for more than 27 years until his retirement. He was an active member of the Allen Park Church of the Nazarene where he enjoyed helping out when it was needed. Beloved Husband of Audrey, his wife of 55 years. Dear brother to Barbara (Rick) Lucas of Sebastian, Florida, Devoted father to Vickie (John) Hajduk of Howell, Michigan, John (Amanda) Rhea of Fort Thomas, Kentucky, Bruce (Cris) Rhea of Westland MI and Tammy (Scott) Simpson of Livonia, MI. Caring grandfather to Danny, Nicole. Corey, Austin, Katie, Elizabeth, Maddie, Rylee, Amanda, Scotty, and Courtney (Johnny). Proud great grandfather to Kaitlyn. Dear uncle to many nieces and nephews. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him. A Memorial Service will be held at the Allen Park Church of the Nazarene, 10944 Reeck Rd., Allen Park, MI on Sunday October 5th at 3:00, Rev. Robert McFarlane officiating.
RICE GLENDORA MAE Age 85. September 27, 2014. Loving wife of the late Thomas Earl Rice. Beloved mother of Brenda Carol Rice. Dear sister of Stanley (Brigitte) Shipley and Charles (Louise) Shipley. Also survived by sisters-in-law Evelyn Shipley and Mary Shipley and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Margaret and Stanley Shipley, her husband Thomas, brothers Harold Shipley, Clyde Shipley, Paul Shipley and sister Dorothea Montgomery. Glendora was a life-long member of the First United Methodist Church of Plymouth and a proud retiree of Ford Motor Co. Visitation Tuesday, September 30 from 1-9pm at Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 Six Mile Road, Livonia. Funeral Service Wednesday, October 1 at 11a.m., with visitation at 10a.m., at the First United Methodist Church, 45201 North Territorial, Plymouth. Memorial donations can be made to the American Cancer Association or the First United Methodist Church of Plymouth Music Ministry. Share a memory at www.harryjwillfuneralhome.com
SCHEER, LILLIAN B. age 101, of Wixom and formerly of Chesterfield died Tuesday, September 23, 2014. Born February 9, 1913 in Milford to the late James and Iva (Birdsell) Strange. Survived by children James (Neva) Scheer, Carrol Kraft, William Scheer, and daughter-in-law Shirley Scheer, 10 grandchildren, and many great and great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by husband James in 1978, son Robert, and siblings Samuel and William Strange and Kathryn Clacher. Funeral services were held Friday, September 26, 2014 at Harold W. Vick Funeral Home, Mount Clemens. Burial in Union Cemetery, Chesterfield. Memorial donations to Salvation Army. Share memories at www.vickfuneralhome.com.
SEXTON, CAROLYN ANN Of Stockbridge, Michigan, age 71, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, September 22, 2014. She died at home surrounded by her family after an 8 month battle with lymphoma. On May 4, 1963, she married her high-school sweetheart, Lonzy Sexton. Carolyn faithfully raised her family in Milford, MI where she attend Christ Lutheran Church for over 30 years. She openly shared her love of Christ with everyone she met even throughout her last days. She was passionate about people and let her light shine in every circumstance. For the last several years, she was a member of Heart of the Shepherd Lutheran Church in Howell, MI. She is survived by her husband Lonzy; her children: Tonya (James) Sexton-Anderson, Tara (David) Robinson, and Tasha (Jared) Farmer; ten grandchildren; her mother Mary Schuon; her sister Susan (Garry) Cox; her mother-in-law Eunice Sexton, brother-in-law Rick (Pam) Sexton, and sisters-in-law Faye Moran and Charlotte Sexton-Miller, along with many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father Arthur Schuon and her niece Theresa Kull. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 11, 2014, at Heart of the Shepherd Lutheran Church in Howell with Pastor Galen Grulke officiating. The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the New Day Foundation for Families (www.foundationforfamilies.com). Arrangements by Caskey-Mitchell Funeral Home, Stockbridge.
STONE, SALLEE Age 87, died Saturday, September 27, 2014 at Henry Ford Hospital, West Bloomfield. Beloved wife of the late Arthur F. Stone. Loving mother of Celeste Slemer (Carl) & Rock Geoffrey (Karey) Stone. Proud grandmother of Sean & Evan. Sister of Joanne Gawlowski, the late sister Barbara Gribas and the late brothers James Casey, and Thomas Casey. Funeral Mass will be held 11 a.m. Friday, October 3, 2014 at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 4300 Walnut Lake Rd., West Bloomfield Township, MI. Michael Gawlowski celebrant. Memorials may be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, Grand Central Station, PO Box 4777, NY NY 10163-4777. https://www.michaeljfox.org/files/MJFF_Donation_Form_Interactive.pdf
STRAUSE, BARRIE R. April 21, 1943 - September 17, 2014 L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, Northrop-Sassaman Chapel
MASSERANT, JESSICA J. Age 44 of Fowlerville September 27, 2014. Visitation, Wednesday 2-4 and 6-8 pm with prayer service at 7 pm at Niblack Funeral Home. Arrangements by Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel. wwwniblackfuneralhome.com
ARTZBERGER, ALFRED J. September 20, 2014. Age 86. Beloved husband of Donna Lee (nee McCandless) for 62 years. Dear father of Kimberly Lyne (James), William (Suzi), Lesa Lane (Edward) , and George (Jo Ann Mitchell). Cherished grandfather of Karlee, Jaimee, Audra, Adam, Emily, and Georgia. Brother of Robert and the late Louis and James. A Memorial Service was held Thursday at Kirk in the Hills, 1340 W. Long Lake Rd., Bloomfield Hills, MI. Memorial tributes to the Kirk in the Hills Music Fund. View obituary and share memories at DesmondFuneralHome.com
BALLENTINE, DAVID GEORGE Beloved husband of the late Ruth H. (Knade) Ballentine passed away peacefully at Menno Haven, Chambersburg, PA on Friday, September 26, 2014. He is survived by his two sons, Keith D. of Crofton, MD, and Kevin P. of Tujunga, CA, and a brother William M (Bette) of Ocala, FL. A Private service for family only will be held at The Chapel of Menno Haven. Interment will be Private. A Celebration of Life will be held at Otterbein Church, Waynesboro, PA at a future date. Donations can be made in his memory to the charity of your choice. Arrangements are by Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro. Online condolences may be expressed at www.bowersoxfuneralhomes.com
EVEN, HENRY "HANK" Age 79 September 8, 1935-September 21, 2014.Beloved husband of Gloria. Dear father of Cary (Kim) and Dana (Iotis). Grandfather of seven. Great grandfather of three. Brother of Frank and the late Joseph. Michigan Bell retiree-35 years. The family has chosen cremation. A memorial service is planned. Donations are requested to St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 5885 Venoy Rd., Westland, MI. www.santeiufuneralhome.com.
HERDRICH, JR., WALTER F. 78 of Falmouth, Maine, passed away peacefully on September 17, 2014 at Coastal Manor Nursing Home after a 10 year battle with Parkinson's disease. He was born on May 24, 1936 in Pontiac, Michigan, the only child of Dorothy (Barber) and Walter F. Herdrich. He grew up in Birmingham, Michigan and graduated from Michigan State University in 1960. Walter was a Senior Buyer for the Buick Division of General Motors for 31 years taking an early retirement at age 55. He then did consulting work for 12 years before retiring at age 67. He and his wife Carole retired to their lake home in Grayling, Michigan and wintered in Bradenton, Florida for five years. Walter is survived by his wife, Carole Herdrich, of Falmouth, ME; his son Dwight and wife Lauren of Falmouth, ME; his son Craig of San Diego, California; and his three grandchildren, Zachery, Sophia and Noah of Falmouth, ME. Special thanks to the staff of Coastal Manor for the very loving care they gave Walter for the more than two and half years he spent there. He was very popular as he told jokes and kept everyone's spirit up. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. at St. James Episcopal Church, 355 West Maple Road, Birmingham, MI 48009. Interment was in Foreside Community Church Cemetery in Falmouth, ME. Please visit www.lindquistfuneralhome.com to share condolences, memories and tributes with his family.
KELSEY (MOSHER) HELEN JEAN Wife of the late John Kelsey II of Birmingham, MI passed on September 7, 2014 at the age of 93. Helen is survived by her son Thomas J. Mosher with his wife Cheryl. Her two grandchildren, Danielle and Jason with his wife Amy and two great grandchildren Addison and Jenna. Also, John Kelsey's family, John Kelsey III, Dwight and Molly Kelsey with grandchildren Jessica & Jacob and Martha Lynn (Kelsey) with husband Greg Buffington. She was stunningly beautiful and gracious her entire life. Her blue eyes always looked upon her family and friends with love.
KIMLER, ANNA E. Age 85. Beloved wife of the late Viktor P. Kimler for 52 years. Loving mother to Vickie Kimler and Philip Kimler. Devoted grand-mother of Joey. Funeral Service Sunday 2:00 p.m. at Thayer-Rock Funeral Home, 33603 Grand River Avenue, downtown Farmington. Visitation Saturday 2-8 p.m. Memorials in Anna's memory may be made to the Kimler Family, to be used in accordance with her wishes. www.thayer-rock.com
ASBILL, DONALD E. Age 84, passed away September 17, 2014. He was born on June 18, 1930, in Detroit, son of the late Virgil and Lelia Asbill. Donald was a proud veteran serving with the Marines in the early 1950's. He was a firefighter with the Detroit Fire Department for 35+ years and was proud to be the former Chief of his Ladder Co. Don was an avid reader, gifted speller and loved to travel and camp with his family. He will always be remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather and was known for being an excellent provider to his wife and children. He is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Nancy; his loving children: Jeffrey (Joanne), Darcy (Dan) McCool and Gregg. He is also survived by his grandsons: Bradley and Nicholas and cousins by the dozens. He was preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers. Visitation was held on Sunday at PHILLIPS FUNERAL HOME in South Lyon. A Funeral Mass was celebrated on Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in South Lyon. Online guestbook at: www.phillipsfuneral.com
BROCKMAN, PHYLLIS September 20, 2014 Beloved wife of the late John for 57 years. Loving mother of Carol Hubbard (Lee) and Linda Brockman Quinette (Rene). Cherished grandmother of Beth, Matthew, Britton and Erin. Great grandmother of Charlie, William, Jack and Emma. Sister of the late Eugene Larson and Betty Bourke. Phyllis was very much loved by her family and friends, had a positive outlook on life and was a stoic model for her family. A memorial service will be held in November 2014 at First Presbyterian Church of Birmingham. Inurnment will take place in Wilderness Bay located in the Les Cheneaux Islands. Memorial tributes to Beaumont Hospice, American Diabetes Association or Alzheimer's Association. A.J. Desmond & Sons (248) 549-0500. Sign guestbook and share memories at www. DesmondFuneralHome.com
FAAS, SUSAN V. Age 74, passed away September 18, 2014. A memorial service will take place at a later date. www.phillipsfuneral.com
GILPIN, DONALD Passed away September 21, 2014. Funeral services were held at PHILLIPS FUNERAL HOME www.phillipsfuneral.com
KARKER, JUNE MAE September 18, 2014, age 82. Dear sister of Joyce Stevenson and the late Francis, George, Robert and Roberta Karker. Dear aunt of Jerrison (Donn), Edward (Cindy), Joann (David), Georgina (Dennis), James (Sharon), Casey and Charles. Also leaves many great and great-great-nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held on Monday. share your memories at www.schradcer-howell.com
MAGGIONCALDA, MARY T. (NEE O'BRIEN) Age 93, September 19, 2014. Preceded in death by her husband Joseph, daughter Joanne and grandson Matthew. Survived by her children Marianne (Robert) Luzzo, Joseph Jr. (Marilyn), John (Sheri), Timothy (Therese), Eugene (Linda), Joan (Jack) Reimann, Theresa Bush and Angela (Pam), 13 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Visitation Sunday 2-8pm with a 3pm Scripture Service at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 N. Inkster Rd., Garden City (Between Ford Rd. and Cherry Hill). In state Monday 9:30am followed by the 10am Funeral Service at St. Thomas the Apostle Church , 31530 Beechwood (at Merriman Road, 2 blocks north of Ford Rd.). Memorials suggested to St. Thomas the Apostle Church (St. Raphael). www.santeiufuneralhome.com
MENCHACA ELISEO "CHIEF" Passed away August 23, 2014 at 84 yrs old @ the Tidwell Hospice in Bradenton, Florida. He was born in Sequin, Texas 9/17/1929 to Leobaldo and Margarita Menchaca. Eliseo moved to Livonia in 1945 where he spent most of his life. He was a factory worker and served in the Army during the Korean War. In May 2009 he moved to Windsor Oaks Assisted Living in Bradenton Florida where he enjoyed 5 years of care and friendship. He enjoyed playing cards, the lottery and watching baseball. He is proceeded by his wife Joyce, Stepson Barry Covert, brother Elias Menchaca and sister Lidia Menchaca. He is survived by his sister Ofelia Nolen, brother Eloy Menchaca and his wife Rickie, brother Mardo Menchaca and his wife Norma, nieces Michelle and family, Jennifer and her stepson Vaughn Covert, stepson Tom Covert and his wife Mary, granddaughters Casey and family, Candace and family. Memorial service will be on Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 2-6pm@ Shrader-Howell Funeral Home 280 S. Main Plymouth, MI. Donations to Tidwell Hospice 3355 26th Street, Bradenton, FL 34205 or Windsor Oaks Assisted Living 2614 43rd Street West, Bradenton, FL 34209 for the purchase of a memorial bench in Chief's memory.
ORDING, LeROY E. Age 93, longtime resident of Northville, passed away peacefully September 21, 2014. He was born May 2, 1921 in Chicago, Illinois; son of Edward and Gladys (nee Lundgren) Ording. LeRoy was united in marriage to Phyllis Dodd on August 4, 1945; and they spent 69 loving years together. He proudly served his country during WWII as a Sergeant with 15th U.S. Army Air Force 460th Bomb Group. He was assigned as an Airborne Radar Operator in B24 "Mickey" Aircraft. Mr. Ording graduated from Lindbloom Technical High School in Chicago, Illinois. He furthered his education receiving a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology and a M.B.A. from University of Chicago. LeRoy also attended advanced engineering programs at MIT, Stanford, and Michigan State University. He began his career at International Harvester Company as a Machine Designer, and continued with Ford Motor Company, where he worked as a certified Professional Engineer and a Manufacturing Engineer. The positions he held during his employment were varied and widely diversified and he retired as a Ford Motor Company Executive after 40 years. He was a member of SAE, SME, Quiet-Birdmen, and the Masons. He was also a member of St. John's Episcopal Church in Plymouth. One of LeRoy's greatest passions was flying, both for business and pleasure; he was the holder of a Commercial Pilots License. He also enjoyed woodworking as a hobby. LeRoy is survived by his beloved wife, Phyllis C. Ording; his children, Richard (Diann) Ording, Linda (Dana) Atton, and Reid (Jean) Ording; his grandchildren, Michael, Christopher, Andrea (Tommy), Hunter, Erin, and Kyle; and his great grandchildren, Madelynn, Kaden, and Avery. He was preceded in death by his parents. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. September 26, 2014 at St. John's Episcopal Church, 574 S. Sheldon, Plymouth, MI 48170. In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate contributions to Angela Hospice, 14100 Newburgh, Livonia, MI 48154 or St. John's Episcopal Church. Online condolences at www.casterlinefuneralhome.com
ROBERTS, MARGARET ANN Age 69, passed away September 21, 2014. She is survived by her children Carolyn (Lloyd) Cox and James (Robin) Roberts, grandchildren: Christina, Jacob, Jimmy, Samantha and great granddaughter Alyssa and also by her brothers Joe (Cathie) and Bob (Mary Ann) Merritt. She is preceded in death by her parents James and Marie Merritt and brother George. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 3p.m. at PHILLIPS FUNERAL HOME, 122 W. Lake St. Viewing will take place from 2p.m. until the time of service and also following the service until 5p.m. www.phillipsfuneral.com