ANULEWICZ, CAROLYN L. age 71, of Northville; passed away peacefully on November 22, 2015, after a courageous battle with cancer. Long-time and faithful companion for nearly 20 years to Sam Messina. Former wife to James D. Anulewicz. Dear mother of Jeffrey (Jill) Anulewicz, Trevor (Andrea) Anulewicz, and Brandon (Francesca) Anulewicz. Proud grandmother of Reese, Ellie, Nora, Vito, Thomas, and Sawyer. Caring sister of Gerald Becker. Carolyn lived her life with grace, dignity, love and an inner strength that shone through in everything she did. Having earned a Bachelors Degree from Michigan State University, as well as Masters Degrees from both Eastern Michigan and Wayne State Universities, her lifelong passion for education and mentorship extended well beyond herself and her family. She touched uncountable lives through her work in the Plymouth-Canton School District, first as a teacher and later as Vice-Principal of Salem High School. She encouraged all those that she came into contact with to push themselves beyond their limits, achieve their goals and to be their best selves, a philosophy that will continue on, on her behalf through her beloved family. She will be dearly missed, but always remembered, by her family, friends and students. The visitation was Tuesday at Vermeulen-Sajewski Funeral Home, 46401 W. Ann Arbor Rd., Plymouth (Between Sheldon and Beck). The Funeral Mass was Wednesday at St. Kenneth Church, 14951 N. Haggerty Rd., Plymouth. Memorial donations may be made to Educational Excellence Foundation. To share a memory please visit www.vermeulenfuneralhome.com
ATKINSON, HAROLD JAMES Known to all as Jim, 65, passed away at home on November 17, 2015, due to complications from Multiple Systems Atrophy. Jim was born in Detroit, Michigan on August 8, 1950. He was a proud graduate of University of Michigan with a degree in Economics and he received his MBA from Michigan State University. Jim worked for Ford Motor Company and later was employed by Michigan Blue Cross Blue Shield. Jim was a valiant warrior fighting a rare, degenerative neurologic disorder known as Multiple Systems Atrophy (MSA) for nearly 12 years. Jim is survived by his wife, Ruth Ann Atkinson; a son, David Baird Thomas and his fiancé Veronica; three sisters, Kathy, Mary, and Joyce; a brother Terry, and three stepdaughters and their families, Kari and Troy Nelson, Kristin and Brooks Gaston, Sara Urevig and Matt Gross, and seven step grandchildren. Jim, always known for his generosity, dedicated the gift of his body to Science Care and his brain to Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida to support research toward the cause, treatment and cure for MSA. A memorial service will be held and announced at a later date at St. John Lutheran Church, Farmington, Michigan. The family is requesting memorial donations in lieu of flowers be sent to Brain Support Network. Charitable contributions can be made in memory of Jim Atkinson by check mailed to BSN, PO Box 7264, Menlo Park, CA 94026, or by credit card at www.brainsupportnetwork.org. Brain Support Network is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
BERRY, THOMAS H.Born August 19, 1941, passed away Wednesday, November 18, 2015. He is survived by his wife, Judith A. Berry; his three daughters Barbara, Nancy and Beverly; his four granddaughters, Megan, Heidi, Laura and Lindsay; and his mother, Dorothy Berry-Fifield. Thomas retired from Livonia Public Schools as a Vocational Building Trades Instructor. He also is a retired painter, realtor and shooting instructor. As a lifetime NRA member Tom enjoyed gun collecting, target shooting, hunting, fishing and watching wildlife from his back windows. His priority was spending time with family and friends and making people laugh. He will be missed by all who knew him. Funeral services December 29th at St. Joseph Catholic Church in South Lyon, MI at 11 am. Donations can be made to Michigan Humane Society in lieu of flowers.
FAHEY, BEULAH E.November 21, 2015 age 103 of Westland. Beloved wife of the late George Corn and the late William Fahey. Dear father of Sandra (Budd) Blume, Patricia (Kenneth) Monroe, Kathleen (Jim) Huston and Bill Fahey. Also survived by 11 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Instate Friday 9 am at Fair Haven Baptist Church 34850 Marquette, Westland until service time of 10 am. Family will receive friends Thursday 12-9 pm at the Uht Funeral Home 35400 Glenwood Rd., Westland. Please visit and sign a tribute at www.uhtfh.com
GAME, ALICENovember 18, 2015, age 98. Beloved wife of the late Cameron "Jack". Mother of Michael. Friend to many. She enjoyed golf, boating and all sports. Among the first occupants of Orange Lawn Homes, Livonia. Residents enjoyed, were their homes in Florida and Lake Chemung. The Game's touched many lives. Memorial service will be at a later date.
HAAS, CATHERINE E.Age 79, November 24, 2015. Beloved wife of Ronald Haas. Loving mother of Susan (Tom) Murray and Carol (John) Reilly. Cherished grandmother of Annalisa, Michael, Marissa, Mark, David, and Jackie. Dear sister of Barbara (the late Bob) McDonald and Norma (George) Siegfried. Services have been held. Memorials appreciated to Cornerstone Schools or Lutheran Church of the Redeemer. Obituary and condolences at lynchfuneraldirectors.com
HEITSCH, ELAINE "TRIXIE"Surrounded by her family, Elaine "Trixie" Darden Heitsch passed on November 24, twenty-seven days before her 82nd birthday. A very recent diagnosis with a rare disease, "amyloidosis" took her far too quickly. She leaves behind her husband of 59+ years, Lawrence "Larry" Heitsch and three daughters, Bonnie Heitsch (Brian Reeder), Cindy Corrigan (John) and Nancy Blose (Bill) and seven grandchildren, all of whom she was immensely proud. Words cannot describe the void felt by Trixie's departure. Trixie attended St Hugo's grade school, Kingswood School Cranbrook (1952) and Michigan State University (1956). She served as a dedicated Real Estate agent for 30-years and had just earned her certification as an official docent at Cranbrook House where personal memories enhanced the history for all. She loved the Cranbrook community. Trixie was a strong, vital force and full of life. She loved all sports and was a competitive athlete; formidable on the tennis court, paddle court, softball field and swimming pool. She was an avid sports fan and always cheered for her favorite team- The Michigan State Spartans. (She was thrilled with the outcome of MSU vs Michigan this fall!) She carefully followed March Madness and infuriated many when she won a big pool last year! But most of all, Trixie loved her friends, family and …life. She maintained life-long friends who supported her during her final journey. She adored her grandchildren and was a fun-loving and playful "Gigi" who delighted in competitive board games and rounds of miniature golf. She had a special connection with each of them (Anne Reeder, Alex Reeder, Katie Reeder, Kelly Blose, Kurt Blose, Jack Corrigan, Patrick Corrigan). Funeral service was held Saturday at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), Royal Oak 248-549-0500. In lieu of flowers, please consider the following organizations which have been a significant part of her life: Craig Hospital Foundation or Cranbrook Educational Community. Share memories at AJDesmond.com
JUDGE, JOHN MICHAELAge 55. Passed away on November 24, 2015 after a brave and courageous battle with Huntington's Disease. A devoted and compassionate husband of Diane. Wonderful son and friend to Michael and Nancy. Kind and caring brother of Bryan (Ann). Fun and silly uncle to Abby and Alex. John was predeceased by his sister, Christine. John's friends and family were the light of his life and he often was described as kind, loving, gentle, funny, giving, thoughtful, and an amazing man. We are all better people for having known him. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 5, 2015 at the Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 Six Mile Road, Livonia, MI 48152, 734-591-3700, www.harrywillfuneralhome.com. Visitation will be from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. with a service from 4 p.m.-5 p.m. A dinner celebration will follow the service.
SCHULTZ, MATILDA "TILLIE"Age 92, of Sarasota, Florida, formerly a longtime resident of Plymouth, Michigan passed away peacefully November 14, 2015. She was born January 19, 1923 in Detroit, Michigan, daughter of Julius and Sophie (nee Huegel) Saner. She graduated from Plymouth High School, class of 1941. Tillie was united in marriage to Roy Schultz on July 28, 1945, they spent 51 loving years together until his death on August 13, 1996. Tillie, a homemaker, was not just a Farmer's wife she was a pivotal part of the day-to-day operations of The Roy Schultz Farm which was a U-Pick farm in Canton. She was a 4-H Leader in Wayne County and a member of the Farm Bureau Organization. She gave back to her wonderful community by serving on the Beautification Committee of Canton, serving as President of the Canton Historical Society, and through her membership in the Canton Rotary Club. Tillie was named Canton Woman of the Year in the early 1990's because of her dedication. She was a member of the MSU Home Extension Group-HOUGH group and a member of the Red Hats Society, where she served as Queen Mother. Tillie loved to travel and was a member of the Drat Pack Camping Club. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Tillie is survived by her loving daughters, Ileen (Richard) Davis, Amy Woodring, Sue (Gary) Gates, and Lou Ann Schultz; her siblings, Madeline (Avery) Penney, and Shirley (Zenonas "Chuck") Brokas; 12 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; her daughter, Linda L. Schultz; her sisters, Sophie Balko and Emily Casterline; and her brother, Julius Saner. The visitation will be held Friday, December 4, 2015 from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. A Funeral service will be held Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Casterline Funeral Home, 122 W. Dunlap, Northville. Mrs. Schultz will be laid to rest next to her husband at Riverside Cemetery in Plymouth. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorial contributions to Canton Historical Society, P.O. Box 87362, Canton, MI 48187 or Rotary Club of Canton Foundation, P.O. Box 87991, Canton, MI 48187. Share online condolences at www.casterlinefuneralhome.com
SMITH, ROBERT GEORGEPassed away on November 16, 2015 at the age of 91. He was born March 24, 1924 to Willard and Louise Smith. He was married to the late Norma Smith for 52 years. Robert is survived by children Barbara James, Douglas Smith, Deborah Jones, Kathleen Dunham and Patricia Worsham; eight grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. He is predeceased by his parents, his sister Elizabeth Sprunk and by his caring, beautiful and patient wife, Norma Smith. After serving in the Army in WWII, he graduated from the University of Detroit and began a lifelong career in marketing and advertising. He retired from Leo Burnett as an account executive. After retirement, he formed his own marketing firm. Robert was active in politics, a member of Kiwanis and gave many hours as a SCORE volunteer. He and wife Norma were avid golfers. Memorial donations may be made to the ALS Society in memory of Norma Smith. Robert donated his body to U of M Medical School. At his request, no service will be held. Visit Robert's tribute page at www.mannsfuneralhome.com
TRUEBLOOD, LORETTAAge 77 of Owosso, November 22, 2015. Services were held. www.watkinsfuneralhomes.com
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