BULMON, MELVINFebruary 25, 1937 - November 21, 2015. Arrangements by: PHILLIPS FUNERAL HOME. www.phillipsfuneral.com
NORKIEWICZ, VERONICA J. Age 88 of Brighton passed away November 20, 2015. She married Raymond Norkiewicz and he preceded her in death in 1994. Veronica is survived by her daughter: Donna (Ken) Szpond, Grandchildren: Kristie (Ben) Walstrum, great granddaughter: Aiyana Walstrum. A Memorial Service will be held Friday, November 27, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Keehn Funeral Home. Visitation will be held on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Memorial contributions in Veronica's name may be made to the Livingston County Humane Society. Please visit Veronica's Book of Memories at www.keehnfuneralhome.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.
MARINELLI, GLORIA M.April 29, 1927 - November 23, 2015. Arrangements by: PHILLIPS FUNERAL HOME. www.phillipsfuneral.com
PRICE, MARY ALICE Age 75 of Brighton passed away November 21, 2015. She was born on October 9, 1940 a daughter of Elmer and Ardis (Tompkins) Watson in Celina, OH. On August 24, 1962 she married Richard Price who preceded her in death in 2009. Mary enjoyed cooking, family, friends, and her dog, Rex. Surviving are her children: Tracy Price, Lori (John) Radewitz, and Richard (Linda) Price; grandchildren: RJ Price, Tonya (Craig) Miller, Jesse Price, Jessica (Tom) Whinihan, Matthew (Amy) McCartney, and Jason (Angela) McCartney; four great grandchildren; two brothers Al (Dina) Watson and Larry Watson; nieces and nephews: Bill Watson, Cindy Watson, Bobbie Jo Keller, and Penny Watson, as well as six half siblings. Celebration of Life is being planned, details to follow. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Susan G. Komen Fund with envelopes available at the funeral home. Please visit Mary's Book of Memories at www.keehnfuneralhome.com The family would like to give special thanks to Denise Earle for her friendship and loving care of Mary.
WARK, ELIZABETH "LIZ" A. A 15-year resident of Brighton passed away peacefully November 21, 2015. She was born in Ferndale the daughter of Roy and Gladys (Stevenson) Austin. On June 4, 1949 she married the love of her life Frederick E. Wark. Liz and Fred made their homes in Ferndale, Livonia, Farmington Hills and Brighton over the years. After the birth of her children she worked for Livonia Public Schools as a para-professional. We all knew Liz as an outgoing, curious, energetic, and fun-loving person. Never one to hesitate starting a conversation, Liz influenced everyone around her and made them feel special. Her passions included the Red Wings, UM football, sewing, quilting, crocheting, and reading. Liz enjoyed her time with Book Club, her various outdoor activities, and especially sharing her life with her husband of 66 years. Liz is survived by her loving husband Fred, children: Frederick (Laurel Beyer) Wark, David (Cris Hine) Wark, Susan (Jim) Cyrul; grandchildren: Lucas (Laura) Wark, G. Austin Wark, Allison "Allie" Wark, Kristen Cyrul, Justin Cyrul; her siblings: Roy Austin and Gladys (Judy) Cleveland, sisters-in-law: Pat Lull, Gale Wark, Jan Wark; brother-in-law Gary Glen, also many nieces, nephews and dear friends. No traditional services are planned. We celebrate her life each day with ours. A Celebration of Life will be held at the American Spirit Centre at 10590 East Grand River Avenue, Brighton on Saturday Nov. 28 at noon, followed by a luncheon. In lieu of flowers the family asks you to consider donation to the Salvation Army or the American Spirit Centre. Please visit and contribute to Liz's Book of Memories at www.keehnfuneralhome.com
CONAHAN, PATRICIA LYNNAge 70 of Brighton, passed away at home suddenly Saturday, November 21, 2015. She was born in Highland Park, Michigan on March 21, 1945 a daughter of Vincent and Francis Masi. On June 24, 1972 she married Hugh Conahan in Strongsville, Ohio moving to Dearborn, MI from Akron, OH in 1973. Mrs. Conahan was a member of St. Mary Magdalen Parish in Brighton, MI. Prior to her retirement in 2005, she touched the lives of many for over 30 years as a teacher. Many of those years were spent at Immaculate Heart of Mary School in Detroit. Mrs. Conahan became assistant principal of St. Benedict's Elementary School in Highland Park for several years before retiring. She is survived by her husband Hugh Conahan; her sons Liam (Kait) Conahan and Matthew Conahan; her brothers Peter (Sheila) Masi and Vincent (Marsha) Masi; loving aunt to 21 nieces and nephews; sisters-in-faith: Gean Schultz, Nancy Nychypor, Sharon Link, Dear friends, Anne, Barb, Consuelo, Neena, and Serenity. She was preceded in death by her father Vincent P. Masi in 1984, her mother Francis Masi in 2004. Mass of the Resurrection will be held Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary Magdalen Parish at 2201 S Old US Hwy 23, Brighton, MI 48114. In state at church at 10:00 a.m. with a luncheon to follow Mass. Memorial contributions in Patricia's name may be made to Pax Christi Michigan or Meta Peace Team with envelopes available at the funeral home. Visitation will be held Tuesday, November 24, 2015 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Keehn Funeral Home. A scripture service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Please visit Patricia's Book of Memories at www.keehnfuneralhome.com
DeROSIA, JACK L.79 of Brighton passed away November 21, 2015. He was born in Detroit, the son of Carl and Rachel (Porter) DeRosia. On June 7, 1958 he married Karoline Fellhauer and resided in Livonia for 42 years. Jack was a veteran of the U.S. Army. In 2002 Jack and Karoline moved to Brighton where he enjoyed riding his tractor. Jack was employed at DeRosia Cabinets for many years where he was a cabinet maker. Surviving in addition to his wife of 57 years Karoline, are children Kathleen (Jeff), Karen (Ken), Wendy (Mitch), Richard (Jo-Dee); 14 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Jack is preceded in death by his daughter Dianna. Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at St. Mary Magdalen Parish of Brighton. Visitation begins at the church at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 2:00 p.m–4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at the Keehn Funeral Home, Brighton. Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Lung Association with envelopes available at the funeral home. Please visit Jack's Book of Memories at www.keehnfuneralhome.com
DRYDEN, LYDIA ANNE (KILBOURNE)Age 82, of Hartland, died peacefully in her sleep Thursday, November 19, 2015 at WellBridge of Brighton. Funeral mass was celebrated 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 2099 N. Hacker Rd., Howell with Fr. David Harvey celebrant. Interment will follow at New Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Flint. Visitation was held 6-8 p.m. Sunday and Monday at Sharp Funeral Homes, Fenton Chapel, 1000 W. Silver Lake Rd., Fenton where a brief scripture service was held at 7 p.m. Monday. Visitation was also held 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cromaine Library of Hartland - Large Print Collection. Mrs. Dryden was born February 10, 1933 in Flint, the daughter of Edward Conlen and Orma Alice (Kelley) Kilbourne. She married James Ralph Dryden on November 12, 1955. Mrs. Dryden dedicated her life to helping and caring for others. She received a bachelor degree in Psychology and a master degree in Public Administration from the University of Michigan (Flint). She tutored at Mott Community College and was a social worker for LACASA Center, and Big Brothers Big Sisters, where she retired as the Executive Director in 1993. After retiring she volunteered at the Pregnancy Hot Line, was a member of the Hartland Women's Club and taught Active Parenting classes at St. John's Parish. She and Jim have been members of the parish since 1986. Surviving are: husband of 60 years, James; six children, Michael Dryden of Brighton, Catherine Dryden (Gerald Brouillette) of Albany, New York, Mary Dryden-Fakir (William El-Fakir) of Bellbrook, Ohio, Susan Dryden-Hogan of Hartland, Nancy (Carl) Tatsuguchi of Grayslake, Illinois, Linda (Scott) Schell of East Bethel, Minnesota; 14 grandchildren, Michael Jay, David (Katie), Amber (Alan), Sarah, Jessica, James, William, Daniel, Margaret, Christopher, Catherine, Nicole, Marie, and Benjamin; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by: her parents; and four siblings, Orma, Edward, James and Jerry. Friends may share an online tribute on the obituary page of www.sharpfuneralhomes.com
MILLER, CHERYL Of Pinckney, MI, age 59, died November 22, 2015. Arrangements by Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Hamburg Chapel; call 810-231-7900 or visit www.borekjennings.com
PITT, MARIE T. Howell, Michigan Her Legacy…Marie T. Pitt, age 91, passed away, Sunday, November 22, 2015 at home. Marie was born in Detroit on June 6, 1924 to Stephen and Rose (Marciniak) Ryder. She married Rudy Pitt on May 3, 1947 in Dearborn, MI. He preceded her in death, May 29, 1997. Marie was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Howell, and worked for GM for many years. Marie's favorite hobby was to ride her John Deer. Her neighbors always looked forward to seeing her out in the yard with her dogs following while she mowed. Her Family…Marie is survived by her loving family; sons, Steve and John Pitt; granddaughters, Heather Marie and Lauren Margaret and great granddaughter, Ava Ann Marie; sister, Agnes Wayne; and many wonderful neighbors. Her Farewell…Marie's family and friends will gather on Tuesday, November 24 from 2:00-8:00p.m. with a Scripture Service at 7p.m., at Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Lamb Chapel. Marie's Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, November 25, at 11:00a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Howell, with gathering beginning at 10a.m. at the church. Memorial contributions may be given to a charity of one's choice. Please leave a message of comfort to the Pitt family by calling 1.877.231.7900 or sign the guestbook at borekjennings.com
ROSE, JUNIORAge 86 of Beaverton, passed on November 12, 2015 at Hughes Care Home. He was an Army veteran and retired from Ford Motor Co. Junior leaves a very large family and are planning a celebration of life in April, 2016.
CORELL, DONALD CLETUS79, of Howell, Michigan passed away on November 18, 2015 peacefully in his sleep. Don was born in Cleveland, Ohio on May 12, 1936. Don was the son of Cletus and Geraldine Corell. In September of 1988 Don married Lorraine; they were married for 27 years. They were together for over 40 years in life and now will be together for eternity. His wife Lorraine Corell preceded Don in death on November 18, 2015. Don is survived by his son David Corell and his four stepchildren: Karen Stobbe, Katherine Similo, Kimberlee Buglione, and Walter Kehr; 12 grandchildren Michael, Kaitlyn, Jillian, Aaron, Jacob, Joshua, Stephanie, Gwenyth, Justin, Emily, Fenton, and Isabella: four great-grandchildren; and the rest of his family and friends. A memorial visitation will be Sunday, November 29, 2015 from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. at MacDonald's Funeral Home Howell, MI (517) 546-2800. Please sign the family's online guest book at macdonaldsfuneralhome.com
GREENE, ZELLA ANNA long time resident of Hartland Township, died on November 19, 2015 after a two year battle with cancer. She was 60 years old. She is survived by her husband, Jon Christopher Greene; sons, Jonathan (Tara) Greene, Scott (Kimberly) Greene, and Christopher (Ashleigh) Greene; grandchildren, Darren and Avery; parents, Charles and Grace Zientarski; brother, Brian (Joanne) Zientarski; sister, Laura (James) Kessler; brother-in-law, Dr. Scott (Jennifer) Greene; and many nieces, nephews, and dear friends. Zella enjoyed working with the State Farm Insurance office of Greg Earl in Brighton for many years, and most recently with John Fagan in Waterford. A Memorial Service will be held at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 600 E. Main St., Brighton, on Monday, November 23, at 7:30 p.m. Friends may visit on Monday from 3 p.m. until the time of service. Memorials may be made in her name to the Livingston Co. Humane Society. For further information, please phone, 810-229-2905, or visit www.LynchFuneralDirectors.com.
LONERGAN, GLORIA CORDELIA HASKINS SHELLOf Fort Mill, South Carolina. Gloria passed away early Thursday morning, October 22, 2015 in Fort Mill, SC. Born May 22, 1936 in Rochester, New York, she was the daughter of the late Raymond Haskins and Gertrude Haskins Harnischfeger. Gloria was preceded in death by her husband, Elden A. Shell; her siblings, Elaine Ranney, Mike Haskins, and Bill Haskins. Gloria moved to Michigan in the late 1950's and became a flight attendant for Capital Airlines. One of her fondest memories was being able to send her mother to Hawaii on her family pass. After spending many years in Brighton, MI and successfully managing and operating Texaco service stations, Gloria and Elden retired to South Carolina in 1983 and enjoyed bowling, golf, and socializing with friends. Gloria was fun loving with a heart of gold and especially had a soft spot for dogs and cats that needed adopting. She will be missed by many, especially her family. Gloria was the beloved mother of Kevin Shell (Dawn), Oxford, MI, Stephanie Shell Keaton (Brad), Fort Mill, SC; and step-mother to Jim Shell (Leslie), Riverton, Utah and Gary Shell, Rochester, MI. Her grandchildren are Ty, Trevor, Veronica (Drew), Tim (Taylor), Megan, and Merissa (Brendin). Gloria is also survived by her brother, David Haskins, Geneseo, NY; her brother-in-law, Jack Ranney, St. Petersburg, Florida; and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at Brown-Oglesby Funeral Home in Seneca, SC on December 5 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider a charitable donation on her behalf to the Alzheimer's Association, your local Humane Society or a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.palmettofh.com. The family was served by Palmetto Funeral Home of Fort Mill, SC and Brown-Oglesby Funeral Home of Seneca, SC.
OLSON, MARGARETAge 86, died Thursday, November 19, 2015 at her daughter's home in Chelsea. She was born February 28, 1929 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the daughter of Roy AND Raechel (Frick) Scott. Margaret attended Boyne City High School with the class of 1946. She worked as a bookkeeper, and later in RV sales. Margaret belonged to the Presbyterian Church, and was baptized in Boyne City. She was a former member of the Order of Eastern Star and the Rebekah Lodge in Pinckney. Margaret loved cooking, doing crossword puzzles, playing Scrabble, and was an avid reader. On October 13, 1955 she married Donald Lee Olson in Petoskey, and he preceded her in death on March 14, 2014. Survivors include a daughter, Lynn Olson of Chelsea; a son, Jim (Karen) Wicker of Hamburg; son-in-law and daughter-in-law Doug and Phyllis "Jeannie" Sumner of East Jordan; nine grandchildren, James, Kenneth, Jeffrey, Mindy, Jenna, Sheri, Kimberly, Jon, and Krista; many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Eric Olson; and a daughter, Marjean Laws. A memorial service will be held in the spring on the Jordan River. Memorial contributions may be made to the Michigan Great Lakes Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association. Arrangements by Cole Funeral Chapel, Chelsea.
SHUBEL, DARLENEOf Gregory, Michigan, age 74, died November 18, 2015. Arrangements by Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Hamburg Chapel; call 810-231-0200 or visit www.borekjennings.com
BARTLETT, CHRIS TIMOTHY "C.T."November 18, 2015. Age 66. Memorial service November 21, 2015, 2 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 1745 N U.S. Hwy. 23, East Tawas, 48730.
DRYDEN, LYDIA ANNE (KILBOURNE) Age 82, of Hartland, died Thursday, November 19, 2015 at WellBridge of Brighton. Funeral mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 2099 N. Hacker Rd., Howell with Fr. David Harvey