THYNE, MARIE Formerly of Howell. Prayer service Sat., Nov. 22, at 10:30 a.m. at All Saints Chapel in Howell. Arrangements by Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Lamb Chapel; 517-546-0100. www.borekjennings.com.
WILLIAMSON, VERONICA (RONNIE) A Memorial Mass will be held Saturday, November 22 at 10 a.m. at St. Michael's in Livonia.
AJAMY, DAVID A. Howell, MI 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 will gather at Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Lamb Chapel, on Saturday, November 22, 2014 from 2:00-5:00 PM. 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
RAMSEY, BRENDA Age 51, passed away November 18, 2014. Arrangements by Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Hamburg Chapel. Please sign her guestbook at www.borekjennings.com.
SANDLING, MILTON JAMES JR., Age 90 of Ann Arbor, passed away at his home on Sunday, November 16, 2014 while surrounded by his loving family. Born in Battle Creek on December 25, 1923, he was the son of Milton J., Sr. and Cleopatra (Meyer) Sandling. An Ann Arbor resident for the past three years, Milt had formerly been a long time Howell and Pleasant Ridge resident. He graduated from Howell High School in 1942, served in the U.S. Army during WWII and graduated from the University of Michigan with a bachelor's degree. Milt was an Advertising Executive with Campbell Ewald and member of the Howell Rotary, PSI Upsilon Fraternity, U of M Alumni Club, Ann Arbor Presbyterian Church and First Presbyterian Church of Howell. Beloved husband of Betty N. (Smith) Sandling whom he married in Ann Arbor on March 8, 1946. Loving father of Suzanne (Thomas) Rigles of Coeur D'Alene, Idaho, Elizabeth (Robert) Ruddy of Golden, Colorado, Patricia (Tim) Long of Chula Vista, California, Cynthia (Gordon) Macshane of San Diego, California, Julie (Robert) Swaney of Denver, Colorado, Heidi Sandling of Essex, Connecticut and James (Jennifer) Sandling of Rye, New York. Proud grandfather of 20 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Also survived by his loving caregiver Donna Kramer. He was preceded in death by his brother Robert Sandling. A memorial services honoring Milt's life will be held Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. (visitation beginning 1:00 p.m.) at MacDonald's Funeral Home, Howell (517-546-2800). Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Baptist International Ministries. Please sign the family's online guestbook at www.macdonaldsfuneralhome.com
ARMSTRONG, ROBERT EMMET Age 69, of Howell, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, November 16, 2014 in Petoskey, Michigan. Born October 30, 1945 in Cheboygan, he was the son of Emmet D. and D. Lucille (Quesnell) Armstrong. Formerly of Livonia, Bob has been a Howell area resident since 1981. He was a 1963 graduate of Clarenceville High School in Livonia, a Vietnam war U.S. Army veteran and retired ironworker for Gallagher-Kaiser Corporation of Detroit. Beloved husband of Joyce (Blanchard) Armstrong, whom he married in Livonia on April 24, 1971. Loving father of David (Diana) Armstrong of Howell and Brian (Jennifer) Armstrong of Hudsonville. Very proud and loving grandfather of Tiffany, Lukas, Noah, Lilly and Charlotte. Also survived by his special cousin, Basil (Weyona) Miller of Cheboygan; his close sister Shirley (Dick) Sargent; as well as sisters Nancy and Joan; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by his sister Marilyn. Visitation Thursday, 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. at MacDonald's Funeral Home, Howell (517-546-2800). Bob was a very active member and served as Senior Warden for St. John's Episcopal Church, 504 Prospect St., Howell, where his funeral service will be held Friday, November 21, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. (in state at church 10 a.m.). Memorial contributions are suggested to St. John's Episcopal Church. Please visit the family's on line guest book at: macdonaldsfuneralhome.com
DWYER-THIEDE, ANNE Age 87, longtime resident of Brighton, Michigan, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on November 16, 2014. Family, friends and neighbors will sorely miss her. Anne was born on August 27, 1927 in Taylorville, Illinois. Born the fifth of eight children to William and Erma (Ziegler) Dwyer, the family moved to Farmington, MI where Ann grew up and graduated from Farmington High School. On September 13, 1952 she married Clifford Thiede in Farmington and then moved to Brighton where she was an avid golfer and walker. Anne worked at the Howell Library. Anne is survived by her two sisters: Margaret "Peggy" (Norm) Davidson and Judith "Judy" (Don) Robinson; and sisters-in-law Mary Alice (Tom) Dwyer and Charlotte Peters. She had many loving nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews that considered her more than "Aunt Anne" that also survive. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cliff; her parents William and Erma Dwyer; her siblings: William "Bill" Dwyer, Lauraine Gardner, Thomas "Tom" (Mary Alice) Dwyer, Mary Lou (James) Fredrickson, and F. Robert "Bob" Dwyer. Mass of the Resurrection will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, November 21, 2014 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Brighton. Friends may visit at the church after 10:30 a.m. Friday. The family will receive friends on Thursday November 20 from 2:00-8:00 p.m. at the Keehn Funeral Home, Brighton. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Angela Hospice, Livonia, MI. Please visit Anne's Book of Memories at: www.keehnfuneralhome.com
BETHKE, DUANE Pinckney, Michigan His Legacy... Duane Elroy Bethke, age 93, passed away on November 14, 2014. He was born March 4, 1921 in Waseca, Minnesota to Albert and Lillian (Voss) Bethke. After having known each other for eight years, Duke married the love of his life, Audrey Olson, on August 19, 1944 in Denver, Colorado and celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary this year. He was a member of the VFW and Kiwanis Club in Hamburg, MI, as well as, the Livingston County Wildlife and Conservation Club. While in Sebring, Florida, he was a member of The Moose. He was part of the Pinckney American Legion. Duke was a lifetime golfer at Rush Lake Hills Golf Club, having become a member in 1975. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. His Family... Duke leaves behind his wife, Audrey; sons, Brad (Gloria) of Hamburg, Coby (Harriot) of Silver Spring, Maryland, Craig (Gladys) of Middletown, MD; daughter, Jill (Gary) Treadway of Fairfax, Virginia; grandchildren, Manuel, Scott, Jackie, Kim, Keri, Michelle, Brian, Duane, Ryan; and 21 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Averell of Silver Spring, MD; and sister-in-law, Gladys of Northfield, MN. Duke is preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Lillian; sister and brother-in-law, Dolores (Stan) Geak; brothers, Ron and Bill; and sisters-in-law, Bernice and Clara. His Farewell... Duke's family and friends will gather on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 from 4-8 p.m. at Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Hamburg Chapel. His Community Farewell will be Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Hamburg Chapel. Reverend Carl Welser will be officiating. Memorial contributions are suggested to Arbor Hospice. Please leave a message of comfort to the Bethke family by calling 1-877-231-7900 or sign his guestbook at www.borekjennings.com.
FORD, ARNOLD MICHAEL His Legacy... Arnold Michael Ford, age 70, passed away on November 14, 2014. He was born October 9, 1944 to Arnold and Carol (Roughley) Ford. A. Michael married the love of his life, Cynthia Kessler, on August 13, 1966 in Detroit, MI. He was the CEO and President of T & M Asphalt Paving until his retirement this year. A. Michael was a collector of many things, including coins. In his spare time, he enjoyed boating, hunting, fishing, grilling, and traveling. Most importantly, A. Michael loved spending time with his family. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. His Family... A. Michael leaves behind his wife, Cynthia; daughters, Michelle (Dean) Arndt of Avon, OH, Debbie (Dean) Ditto of South Lyon, MI; sons, Scott (Sara) of South Lyon, MI, Tim of South Lyon, MI; grandchildren, Mackenzie, Brendan, Gabrielle, Zachary, Lucas, Mason, Audrey, and Anthony. He is also survived by his brother, Jack (Sharon), Thomas (Susan), and sister-in-law, Sharon Marie. A. Michael is preceded in death by his parents, Arnold and Carol. His Farewell... A. Michael's Community Farewell will be held on Thursday, November 20, 2014 gathering from 10AM - 12 Noon, Farewell Service at 12 Noon at Shalom Lutheran Church 1740 E. M-36 Pinckney with Pas. Kurt Hutchins as celebrant. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Michigan Humane Society or Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance. Please leave a message of comfort to the Ford family by calling 1-877-231-7900 or sign his guestbook at www.borekjennings.com.
KELLOGG, DAVID WAYNE Age 68 passed away peacefully early Sunday, November 16th, 2014 at the home of his sister with his family by his side. He is the son of Mary (Purdy) and Kern Kellogg. David was born on August 24th, 1946 on their centennial farm on Kellogg Road in Howell. His whole life revolved around his love for that farm, including their Greyhound and John Deere tractors. He loved helping his dad roll up the belts after grinding feed or putting hay in the barn. Because of David's disability he lived in several institutions and Adult Foster Homes during his lifetime. He was very close to his mother and spent as much time with her as possible. His later years were spent near Hubbard Lake to be close to his sister. His placement in the Gallagher Adult Foster Home in Alpena was a life changing experience for David. Through their wide range of community events and family activities he has been able to have a happier and more complete family life. We are grateful. David has touched many lives along the way and was loved by all. He was preceded in death by his mother and father and all of his dear aunts and uncles. He is survived by his sister Shirley Hart of Tennessee, brother Randy Kellogg of Howell, sister Carol Golombeski (Rick) of Hubbard Lake, nephew Skip Owens of Tennessee, nephew Rob Golombeski (Gabriele) of Midland, niece Bethany Golombeski of Dubuque, IA, nephew Ryan Golombeski (Wendy) of Davison, great nieces Lizzie Johnson of Dubuque, IA and Kyleigh Golombeski of Midland. We are indebted to Hospice of Michigan for their loving care and concern. Memorial contributions are suggested to Hardy Methodist Church, 6510 E. Highland Road, Howell, MI. Visitation Friday, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., with funeral services at 1:30 p.m. at MacDonald's Funeral Home, 315 N. Michigan Avenue, Howell (517-546-2800). Please visit the family's online guest book at www.macdonaldsfuneralhome.com
SANDLING, MILTON EARL JR., Age 90 of Ann Arbor, passed away at his home on Sunday, November 16, 2014 while surrounded by his loving family. Born in Battle Creek on December 25, 1923, he was the son of Milton J., Sr. and Cleopatra (Meyer) Sandling. An Ann Arbor resident for the past three years, Milt had formerly been a long time Howell and Pleasant Ridge resident. He graduated from Howell High School in 1942, served in the U.S. Army during WWII and graduated from the University of Michigan with a bachelor's degree. Milt was an Advertising Executive with Campbell Ewald and member of the Howell Rotary, PSI Upsilon Fraternity, U of M Alumni Club, Ann Arbor Presbyterian Church and First Presbyterian Church of Howell. Beloved husband of Betty N. (Smith) Sandling whom he married in Ann Arbor on March 8, 1946. Loving father of Suzanne (Thomas) Rigles of Coeur D'Alene, Idaho, Elizabeth (Robert) Ruddy of Golden, Colorado, Patricia (Tim) Long of Chula Vista, California, Cynthia (Gordon) Macshane of San Diego, California, Julie (Robert) Swaney of Denver, Colorado, Heidi Sandling of Essex, Connecticut and James (Jennifer) Sandling of Rye, New York. Proud grandfather of 20 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Also survived by his loving caregiver Donna Kramer. He was preceded in death by his brother Robert Sandling. A memorial services honoring Milt's life will be held Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. (visitation beginning 1:00 p.m.) at MacDonald's Funeral Home, Howell (517-546-2800). Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Baptist International Ministries. Please sign the family's online guestbook at www.macdonaldsfuneralhome.com
SPENCER, RALPH E. Age 87, of Fowlerville, died at home on Saturday, November 15, 2014. He was born May 15, 1927 in Woodbury, Pennsylvania to Frank and Ida (Weight) Spencer and married Mary Dunn in Detroit June 23, 1956. He was a veteran of WWII, a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church and retired from the Detroit Police Department in 1980. Surviving are his wife: Mary, eight children: Susan Hund, Karen Hostnik, Mary Boehne, Patrick, John, Michael, Kathleen Boratrynski and James, 26 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren, two sisters: Joan Kyper and Annie Zeilinger, brother: James Spencer. Funeral Mass 11:00a.m. Tuesday at St. Agnes Catholic Church with Fr. James Lothamer officiating. Visitation 4:00-7p.m. Monday at Niblack Funeral Home and from 10:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at Church on Tuesday. Memorial contributions may be made to charity of one's choice. www.niblackfuneralhome.com
COLLIAU, IRENE EMILY Age 93, beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend passed away peacefully Wednesday, November 12, 2014 in Elk Grove, CA. She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Donald Colliau, her son, Joel Colliau, her parents and three siblings. She lived a life filled with treasured friendships and loved to entertain in the many homes she lived in with her husband. She enjoyed traveling, was a Michigan football fan, a tireless volunteer, a talented decorator and artist and played golf into her late 80's. She was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Brighton and was a long time resident of that city. Irene moved to California a year ago to be near her daughter and son. She is survived by her daughter, Christine Koodrich (Ken), son, Jack (Lynn), grandchildren, Michael, Natalie, Jason, Janelle and great-grandchildren, Nicole and Jonathon, her sister, Pearl Durand, daughter-in-law, Sue Colliau and many nieces and nephews. She was dearly loved and will be missed by all who knew her. A Eucharist Service will be held on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Visitation at 10:00 a.m. St. Paul's Episcopal Church 200 St. Paul Street, Brighton, MI 48116. Memorial contributions may be made to: Lewy Body Dementia Association, 912 Kilian Hill Road, S.W., Lilburn, GA 30047 www.lbda.org
CROWTHER, DANIEL A. Brighton, Michigan Age 62, passed away November 13, 2014 in Ann Arbor. Dan was born May 18, 1952 in Detroit to Don and Lois (Rakestraw) Crowther. He married Loretta Young on May 17, 1974, in Livonia, MI. Dan is a retired Master Electrician and electrical contractor working at General Motors for many years. He loved his family; the outdoors, spending his free time golfing, fishing, or hunting and spending time with his grandkids. Dan was also a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Brighton. Dan will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and Godfather. His Family Dan is survived by his wife Loretta; daughter Renee (Ken) Hardesty; son Dan (Rachel) Crowther; grandchildren Jake, Jolene, Teagan, Ben, and Aspen; and brother, Mike and sisters, Sally and Meta. He is preceded in death by his parents and brother Dean. His Farewell Dan's family and friends will gather on Monday, November 17, from 2-8 p.m. at Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Hamburg Chapel. Dan's Mass of Christian Burial will be on Tuesday, November 18 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Brighton. Father Karl Pung, officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice. Please leave a message of comfort to the Crowther family by calling 1.877.231.7900 or sign his guestbook at borekjennings.com.
ENGQUIST, MARGARET E. 91, of Beverly Hills, formerly of Howell, passed away Friday, November 14, 2014. Services Monday, November 17, 2014, 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Howell. Visitation Sunday 2-7 p.m. at MacDonald's Funeral Home, Howell (517-546-2800).
McCRIRIE, WILLIAM D. Age 86, of Brighton, Michigan died Thursday, October 30, 2014 surrounded by his family. Bill was born July 10, 1928 in Detroit, Michigan; and was the oldest of three sons of Bill and Alice McCririe. Bill practiced law in Brighton, Michigan for over 55 years after moving here from Dearborn in 1958. Bill's life was not defined by what he did for a living but was a reflection of his family, friends and the Brighton Community he held so dear. He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years Barbara, who passed away March 27, 2010. Bill is survived by his five sons; Bill, and his wife Suzanne Geddis, and their two children Alexandra and Billy, Dale, and his wife Laura, and their three children Ian (Stephanie), Morgan, and Paige, Bruce, and his wife Deb, and their sons Cameron and Collin, Gary, and his fiancee Elizabeth Carlson, and his two children Hailee and Connor, Glen, and his wife Carol. Bill was also preceded in death by his two brothers Thomas and John. He is survived by his sister-in-law Ruth McCririe of Howell. Bill was very involved in his community and was a member of the Brighton Rotary Club for 36 years and was involved in many community projects benefiting the underprivileged and was a Paul Harris Fellow. Bill was also a founding member of the VINA Dental Clinic and contributed tremendously to that worthy project. Bill was also a veteran of the United States Army. Bill Graduated from Hillsdale College and received his law degree from Detroit College of Law. Bill had many hobbies over the years each approached with his unique zeal for life including flying, traveling and skiing. Bill was particularly proud of the fact he was the coach of the Brighton High School boys and girls' ski team for a number of years in the 1970's. Bill also served for a number of years on the Brighton City Council and provided counsel to the Brighton DDA, as well as the Brighton Area Schools. Visitation will be held at the First United Methodist Church, 400 East Grand River, Brighton, Michigan on November 21, 2014 from 6-8 pm, the family will receive friends on November 22, 2014 from 10 am-12 and the service will begin at noon. Interment will take place at the church's Memorial Garden where Bill will be laid to rest next to his loving wife of 55 years, Barbara.
RENDER, IAN JAMES Age 24, passed away unexpectedly on November 9, 2014 in Thornton, Colorado. He was born July 14, 1990 in Lansing, MI. Ian is survived by his parents James and Anne Render of Perrysburg, OH; two sisters, Elizabeth (Andy) Bosone of Chicago, IL and Allison Render of Thornton, CO; grandmother Ruth Callihan of Portland, MI; nephew Charlie Bosone of Chicago, IL, and many loving aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandparents Charles Callihan, and Ruth and Ray Render. Ian was a graduate of Pinckney High School in Pinckney, MI and Michigan State University with a degree in Secondary Education. He completed a teaching internship at Waverly Middle School in Lansing, MI, and was currently enrolled in a Masters program in Education at Michigan State. Ian also completed a Study Abroad graduate program in South Africa. Ian was employed as a seventh grade math teacher for the Denver School of Science and Technology at the Green Valley Ranch Middle School. He loved his students, his friends and family, the Colorado mountains, golfing, and his cat, Plinko. Ian was the ultimate Michigan State University sports fan. A Memorial Service for Ian will be held on November 23 at the Michigan State University Alumni Chapel at 2:00 p.m. The family will host a reception to follow at the Kellogg Center on the campus of M.S.U. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Epilepsy Foundation or the Ian Render Memorial Fund at DSST Public Schools, 3401 Quebec Street, #7200, Denver, CO 80207. Please indicate the donation is in memory of Ian Render in the memo space. Ian, your kindness and generosity of spirit will never be forgotten. Go Green!
STOCKDALE, DANIEL PLAUGHT Age 65, of Howell, passed away Thursday, November 13, 2014. He was born on August 22, 1949 in Detroit, Michigan, the son of James and Monteen (Spence) Stockdale. Beloved husband of Christine (Abdo) Stockdale, whom he married on July 20, 1968 in Detroit; dear father of Geraldine (Jeff) Craigie of Fowlerville and Shelley (Byron) Welichko of Howell; grandfather of Brandon and Bryce Craigie. Also survived by siblings, Deborah Kern of Howell, Terry Stockdale of Big Sandy, Tennessee, Annette (Allen) Neeley of Murrieta, California and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his grandson, Wayne Phillips (1996) and brother, Nathan Stockdale (1992). Daniel enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a 1968 graduate of Western High School in Detroit. He worked for Detroit Diesel as an Engine Test Operator, retiring in 2000 after 32 years of service. Visitation will be Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. with funeral services Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. at MacDonald's Funeral Home, 315 N. Michigan Avenue, Howell (517-546-2800). Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Diabetes Association. Please sign the family's online guestbook at: macdonaldsfuneralhome.com