ALLEMANG C. ROBERT passed away Saturday, January 1, 2011. He is survived by his wife Carol and their two children Dale (Eileen) and Susan (Jon) Hollender and five grandchildren Curtis, Julianne, Matthew, Brook Pridemore, and Bonnie Poplawski. If so inclined, donations honoring Bob's memory may be made to Hope Hospice, 27200 Imperial Pkwy, Bonita Springs, FL 34135.
AMATO ROBERT S. January 4, 2011. Age 31. Beloved son of Victor and Mary. Dear brother of Jimmy. Loving grandson of Cecelia Amato and Eleanore Grace Wahl. Also remembered by many loving aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral Monday 10:30 a.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. (Shelby Twp.) 54880 Van Dyke at 25 Mile Rd. Visitation Sunday 3-9 p.m. Burial Guardian Angel. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com
BARRINGER WILLIAM R. "BILL" Age 54, January 6, 2011. Beloved husband of Bonnie. Dear father of Nathan. Son of Audrey and the late Joe. Brother of Cindy Caldwell. Uncle to Bill Caldwell. Memorial Visitation Monday 3-9 p.m. with 7 p.m. Service at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 Inkster Rd., (between Ford Rd. and Cherry Hill). Memorials suggested to Garden City Hospital Foundation. www.santeiufuneralhome.com
BEATTY HOWARD R. "KELLY" JR. Most beloved husband of Joyce A. Reynolds for 14 years; dearest son of June A. Beatty; dearest brother of Ann L. Beatty. Passed away suddenly on December 31, 2010 while vacationing with his wife in Florida. Avid boater and aviation enthusiast; past Commander of United States Coast Guard Auxilliary, Two Detroit Flotilla; long time member of Detroit Yacht Club where he chaired many activities. At the time of his death, a volunteer at Great Lakes Maritime Center, Port Huron. Past member Grosse Pointe Sail Club, EngineeringSociety of Detroit; long time member of Experimental Aircraft Association, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. Former police/fire volunteer for the City of Huntington Woods. Member of Grosse Pointe United Methodist Church. Former application engineer for The Coon Devisser Company, later co-owner of Pump Services Corp. Kelly was loved by all who knew him, and always had a kind word or humorous remark for anyone he encountered, despite his increasing infirmities, which he faced with great courage. He never lost his tremendous sense of humor, love of learning, and curiosity about the surrounding world. His vibrant personality radiated cheerfulness, intelligence and spirituality. He will be much missed by all who knew and loved him. A memorial service will be held at Grosse Pointe United Methodist Church at a date to be announced.
BERTRAND ROSEMARY Passed away peacefully at age 89 on December 30, 2010. Beloved wife of the late William and loving mother of Karen (Darrell) Hanson, Richard (Mary) Bertrand, Kathy (James) Flynn, David (Lynda) Bertrand, Daniel (June) Bertrand, Barbara (Bill) Eisenbeiss, Carol Bertrand (Ron Boyd), Ann McMillan (Paul VanBaalen), Teresa Bertrand (Noe Contreras). Cherished grandmother to 17 and great-grandmother to nine. Dear sister to Hedy and Josephine, and predeceased by Betty, Marie and Joseph. A "life celebrations" is planned or the spring.
BLACK KATHRYN E. Age 78, born on March 9, 1932 in Minneapolis, Minnesota and passed away on December 22, 2010 in Wayne, Michigan. Beloved mother of Vicki (Bill) Scott, Dorothy (Bob) Wallace, William (Jeanette) Black, and the late Michael Balmer and Lynn Black. Loving grandmother of 9 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of James (Rosie) Balmer. Memorial Service will be held on January 12, 2011 at 12:00 noon at Cadillac Memorial Gardens West Cemetery 34224 Ford Road, Westland, Michigan. Arrangements entrusted to the Harry J. Will Funeral Home Wayne Chapel.
BLUMBERG ARTHUR A. Beloved husband of late Sylvia Blumberg. Dear father of Stephen (Nancy) Blumberg, Elliot (Ellie McGovern) Blumberg, and the late Lowell Blumberg. Loving grandfather of Jeremy Blumberg, Rachel Blumberg, Amy, Seth, Jessica, and Nora Blumberg, Christopher (Tiffany) Grandstaff, and Matthew (Erin) Grandstaff. Father-in-law of Michelle Blumberg. Also survived by his loving companion, Irene Astrein and her family. SERVICES 11:30 SUNDAY MORNING AT MACHPELAH CEMETERY CHAPEL. ARRANGEMENTS BY THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020. www.irakaufman.com
BLUTH IRENE, 92, of Southfield, Michigan. Formerly of Sunny Isles, Florida and Brooklyn, New York. Beloved wife of the late Abraham Bluth. Dear mother of Lawrence N. (Nancy Bechek-) Bluth and Dr. Edward (Ellissa) Bluth. Loving grandmother of Jennifer Bluth (Peter Falk), Michael (Ellen) Bluth, David (Beth) Bluth, Rachel Bluth (Derek Smith), Jonathan (Katherine) Bluth and Marjorie (Dr. Adrian) Elfersy. Proud great-grandmother of Brooke Falk, Benjamin and Alex Bluth, Jaiden Bluth, Asher, Graham and Simon Smith, and Jackson Bluth. Mother-in-law of the late Beverly Bluth. Sister of the late Al Weinreb and the late Temmie Andacht. SERVICES AND INTERMENT WERE HELD IN NEW YORK. ARRANGEMENTS BY THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 800-325-7105. www.irakaufman.com
BOLAM RONALD V. Age 69 passed away January 6, 2011. Sweet and loving husband of Kathy for 22 years. Father of two daughters and grandfather of three. Three brothers and three sisters survive. Ronald was a Navy veteran, he loved traveling, gourmet cooking, gardening, golf and his two cats Jake and Sam. Memorial visitation will be held Tuesday from 10 a.m. until 1:30 at the Sterling Heights Chapel of the E.J. Mandziuk & Son Funeral Directors, 3801 18 Mile (NW corner of Ryan), funeral service at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers family asks donation be made to the St. Jude's Children Hospital or charity of your choice.
BROWN VIOLA MARIE 68, born March 27, 1942, passed peacefully on January 6, 2011. Loving sister of Anne, MaryAnn and Kenny. Memorial Mass at St. Hubert's Church - Harrison TWP on Saturday, January 15, 2011. Visitation 45 minutes before Mass at 9 am. Arrangements made by Wm. R. Hamilton Co. www.wmrhamilton.com
BUCHAN ALEXANDER "JACK" Age 82 passed away January 7, 2011. Beloved husband of Charlotte for 59 years. Loving father and grandfather. Predeceased by son Michael and twin brother William. Memorial visitation Sunday from 12 Noon until 4 p.m. at the Sterling Heights chapel of the E.J. Mandziuk & Son Funeral Directors, 3801 18 Mile (NW corner Ryan).
BURKETT PATRICIA ANN January 1, 2011. Loving wife of Robert. Dear mother of Michelle, and Leslie (Robert) Waldron. Grandmother of Nicholas, Eric, and Anna. Sister of Bud (Linda) Gohl. Services were held at the L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, Westland, MI. Share a memorial tribute with the family at Griffinfuneralhome.com
BURKLI CHARLES R. Age 84. Passed away on December 24, 2010. Beloved husband of Eleanor. Loving father of Suzanne (Brian) Berlenbach, Michele (Rob) Whitty, Christine Burkli-Bery (James Bery), Judi Burkli-Campo, and Jennifer (Kirk) Armstrong. Dear grandfather of Lisa (Timothy) Dixon, Amy (Marc) Labadie, Sarah and Elizabeth Whitty, Michael Campo, and Brooke and Jack Armstrong. Great grandfather of Grayson Dixon. Dear brother of Margaret Kaufman and Loretta Lingeman. Mass to be held at St. Paul on the Lake, 157 Lake Shore Rd., Grosse Pointe Farms, on Saturday, February 5, at 10 a.m. Donations suggested to the Alzheimer's Assoc. or In-House Hospice in Charles' name.
CAMERON ROSS GARFIELD, 68, of Newtown, Connecticut (originally from Detroit, Michigan) lost his short battle with Pancreatic Cancer on January 5, 2011. He retired from General Motors in 2009 where he had worked since 1967. He was pre-deceased by his wife, Mary Ann. Surviving are his children, Heather (Ed) Braathen of Cazenovia, New York and Todd (Michele) Cameron of Long Island; brother Carl of Washington, D.C.; three grandchildren, Cameron, Benjamin and Gabriella. Visitation Thursday from 1-8 p.m. Funeral service 1 p.m. Friday at William Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 705 W. 11 mile (4 blks. east of Woodward) Royal Oak, MI. . In lieu of flowers, contributions in Ross' memory may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (pancan.org).
CAVALIER JOYCE E. Age 73. January 5, 2011 of Lake Michigan. Beloved wife of Ralph. Dear mother of Ralph (Jodi) and David. Loving grandmother of Alexis and Alaina. Sister of Carl (Gail) Felker, the late Betty, her husband Ken Phillips and the late Barbara Hickey. Family will receive friends Sunday and Monday 2-9 p.m. at Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 8459 Hall Rd. (3 blocks E. of Van Dyke), Utica with Funeral Services Tuesday at 11 a.m. Prayer Service Monday 7 p.m. www.sullivanfuneraldirectors.com
CHINN MYRA M. Age 61. Loving wife of John C. Beloved mother of Jeffrey and Amy Chinn. Dear sister of Robert (Sheila) Boyd, David (Lorna) Boyd and the late Darrell Boyd. Nieces and nephews also survive. Visitation Wednesday in Harold W. Vick Funeral Home, 140 South Main, Mt. Clemens 3-7 p.m. with a funeral service at 5:30 p.m. Burial Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly, Michigan Thursday 10:30 a.m. Share memories with the family at www.vickfuneralhome.com
CLAY ROBERT GEORGE of Waterford; formerly of Shelby Township; January 6, 2011; age 88. Preceded in death by his wife Barbara; Father of Dan Clay; Grandfather of Emily and Andrew. Bob graduated from Mackenzie High School Class of 1942. Bob proudly served in the U.S. Army during WWII. Funeral service Monday 7:00pm at the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston, where friends may visit Monday 4-9pm. Interment Tuesday 12:00 pm at Fort Custer National Cemetery, Battle Creek. Online guest book www.wintfuneralhome.com
COCHRAN HOWARD HENRY of Brentwood, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord on January 5, 2011. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Hattie Agnes; sons, Howard Cochran, Jr., Hugh (Ana Paula) Cochran, Harold (Celeste) Cochran; grandchildren Benjamin, Nathaniel, Josiah, Gabriel, Charis, Davita, Jubilee, Tikvah Atalie; brother, Robert Cochran; nephew, Jeff (Donna) Reid and niece, Margaret (Ron) Landry. Howard began his professional career in banking and soon rose to senior executive positions with Michigan National Corporation, which had 400 bank locations. He had presidential appointments from Presidents Ford and Carter, and served as Regional Director of the National Alliance of Business. In 1984, he and his family moved to Tennessee where he served as an executive with Vanguard Ventures. In his retirement years, Howard delighted thousands of children representing the spirit of Santa Claus across the United States. Throughout his life, Howard served in various capacities of church leadership as a deacon, trustee, and sponsor of the Youth Department. He was also a member of the Good News Singers at Brentwood Baptist. The scripture that has directed Howard and Hattie's life together is found in Psalm 27:1: "The Lord is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?" To honor and celebrate his life, Dr. Mike Glenn will conduct a funeral service on Saturday, January 8th at 3pm in the Baskin Chapel at Brentwood Baptist Church. The family will receive friends the same day from 1-3pm at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Hope for the World Missions Offering, Brentwood Baptist Church, 7777 Concord Rd., Brentwood, TN 37027.
CORVINO CONCETTA DAVIS (NEE WILLARD) Age 94 peacefully passed away January 6, 2011. Resident of Harper Wds, MI, formally of Swissvale, PA, graduated in 1935 from Glassport HS, Glassport, PA and played basketball earning her team induction into the hall of fame. Preceded in death by husbands Harry Davis and Vincent Corvino. Survived by siblings Mary Mordecki and Joseph Willard. Also survived by children Donna (Robert) Covington, Richard (Barbara) Davis, Della Davis, Rita Goulette, eight grandchildren and three great-grand-children. Private memorial at a later date. Contributions to any food pantry. Arrangements handled by Generations Cremation Services, Farmington Hills, MI.
CRANE MARY ELLEN Age 85 December 10, 2010. Beloved daughter of the late Byron and Anne Crane. Dear sister of Byron "Pat" (the late Teresa) Crane, Jr., Sr. Anne Crane, IHM, Frederick L. (Doris) Crane, Robert J. (Mary) Crane, Maureen Crane, Rose Crane and the late Martin J. (Marie) Crane. Aunt of Susan (Robert) Johnson, Molly (Richard) Katko, Robert V. (Antoinette) Crane, Byron P. (Michele) Crane, III, Martin M. (Patricia) Crane, Evelyn (Michael) Crane Oliver, and Daniel (Susan) Crane. Memorial Visitation at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Road (between 14-15 Mile Rds.), Sunday, January 16th 3-9 p.m. Memorial Mass at St. Regis Church, Lahser at Lincoln, Bloomfield Hills, Monday, January 17th at 10 a.m. Memorials appreciated to Christ Child Society. Obituary and condolences at lynchfuneraldirectors.com
DAWSON JOHN ROBERT "BOB" Age 90 Of Ann Arbor, recently Frankfort; formerly Marquette, Lansing, Ypsilanti, Dearborn, and Watervale. He died peacefully January 1, 2011, at his home. Bob graduated from Lansing Central High School ('38) and Michigan State College ('42), where he was a Phi Delta Theta, edited The Spartan, and received a BA in Journalism and History. He pursued graduate studies at Northwestern University and the University of Michigan. Bob was a decorated veteran of World War II, when he proudly served his country as a 1st lieutenant in Patton's 3rd Army, 5th Armored Field Artillery Group. He received four awards, including the Purple Heart. Following the war, Bob was the Director of Public Relations for the Kaiser-Frazer automobile corporation. In 1956 he opened the advertising firm of J. Robert Dawson and Associates. From 1965-1985, he served as the Director and then Vice President of Public Affairs at the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village. He taught public relations courses at Cleary College and Wayne State University. Bob was very active in his community, serving as President or Chairman of the following organizations: the Historical Society of Michigan, the Dearborn Historical Commission, the Dearborn Federal Credit Union, the Dearborn YMCA, the Dearborn Board of Education, the Dearborn Chamber of Commerce, the Dearborn Rotary Club, the Ypsilanti Rotary Club, the Ypsilanti Chamber of Commerce, the Discover America Travel Association, SKAL International, the Wayne County Charter Commission, and the Western Wayne United Community Service. Born in Marquette in 1920, Bob married Clarice Carr in 1942. He was preceded in death by his parents, Theodore and Hazel Dawson, as well as Clarice, and a son, David Leland Dawson. Bob married Sarah Luedders in 1968 and was preceded in death by Sarah as well. He is survived by his children John (Judith) Dawson, Laurie Dawson, and Elizabeth (Jon) Jacobs; sister Ann Bisbee; and grandchildren Scott (Becky) Dawson, Kelley (Miguel) Salas, Leah and Spencer Dawson, Jacob Roggenbuck and Patrick McDonough, and Peter and William Jacobs. Great-grandchildren are Olivia and Nadia Salas and Ava Dawson. Bob was beloved by all, known for his great intelligence and wry wit. He was a gifted storyteller and writer, a patriot, a loyal friend, and a loving, gentle man. Bob was a most recently a member of St. Philip's Episcopal Church in Beulah. A memorial service will be held there in the spring, with ashes to be interred at Blaine Township Cemetery near Watervale.
DAWSON VIOLET A. Born September 5, 1913. Age 97. January 8, 2011. Wife of the late Howard Heintz and Melvin Dawson. Dear mother of Constance (the late James) Hoga, Diane (Joseph) Wendzinski and the late Violet Miklos. Dear grandmother of Shelly, Holly, Doreen, Matthew, Timothy and Kimberly. Dear great-grandmother of nine and great-great-grandmother of two grandchildren. Violet was also preceded in death by her nine brothers and sisters from the Kuhn Family. In state Monday 9 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass 9:30 a.m. at St. Martin de Porres Church, 31555 Hoover (north of 13 Mile) Warren. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy maybe shared with the family www.wasikfuneralhome.com
DEMONACO YVONNE Age 47. December 27, 2010. Beloved daughter of the late Lawrence and the late Irene Demonaco. Visitation Monday 3-9 p.m. Funeral Tuesday 10:00 a.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Share memories with the family at their "On Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com
DeWULF RUTH was a first generation American born in Detroit , Michigan March 17, 1933 after her parents Frank and Hildegard (Schmiedchen) Feldhofer and sister Liselotte immigrated from Germany. Ruth, passed away in Roseville,California on December 16, 2010. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister and devoted husband, Joe, and is survived by her children: Deborah (Doug) Wolff, Randy (Debbie) DeWulf, Jody (Michael) Dobos and Scott DeWulf (Sarah Shook) Ruth also leaves behind five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, and many step grandchildren and great grandchildren who will miss her dearly. According to their wishes, Joe and Ruth's ashes will be scattered over the Sierras.
DINA LILLIAN D. Age 87, January 7, 2011 of Macomb. Beloved wife of the late John J. Dina. Dear mother of David Dina, Daniel (Judy) Dina and Norrice (Tim) Bickes. Loving grandmother of Jennifer, Matthew, Jessica, Brett, Mary and 1 great-grandchild soon to arrive. Dear sister of Leonard Bertyn, Delphine Kirejczyk and the late Edward Burton, William Obertyniuk and Virginia Burzynski. Friends may call at Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 8459 Hall Rd., (3 blks. E. of Van Dyke) Utica from 4:00-9:00 p.m. Thursday and 2:00-9:00 p.m. Friday. Scripture Service 7:00 p.m. Friday. Mrs. Dina will lie in state on Saturday at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 44633 Utica Rd., Utica from 9:30 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. time of Mass. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials suggested to Hospice of Michigan or The Alzheimer's Assoc. www.sullivanfuneraldirectors.com
DOHERTY CECILIA M. (NEE YOUNG) Age 89, died on January 3, 2011. Beloved wife of Richard for 59 years. Loving mother of Richard D. (Terri) and Kristine (Roger) Owens. Cherished grandmother of Keri (Gary) Marshall and Kyle Owens. Dear sister of Lorraine Young. Predeceased by her brother Walter and Sisters Rose Neiman and Dorothy Vinscavich. Cecilia loved to play cards with her husband, children, and grand children. She also enjoyed reading and sewing projects. Visitation will be Monday, January 10, 2011 from 2-8 p.m. with a scripture service at 7 p.m. at Resurrection Funeral Home, 40800 Hayes Rd, Clinton Township, MI 48038. In state Tuesday at 11 a.m. until the time of service, 11:30 a.m. at St. Paul of Tarsus Catholic Church, 41300 Romeo Plank Rd, Clinton Township, MI 48038. Please visit www.resurrectionfuneralhome.com
DOYLE WILLIAM B. January 6, 2011. Age 75. Dear brother of Ann (Eugene) Cascio, Charles (Virginia) and the late John, Katherine Ingenthron, Mary Burns, Hildred Marshall and Raymond. Beloved friend of Bill White. Also many nieces and nephews. Visitation at the Sterling Heights Chapel of the Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 13650 E. Fifteen Mile Road (at Schoenherr) Sunday 2 -9 p.m. with Rosary 7 p.m. Funeral Monday at St. Theresa of Avila, 12253 Frazho Road, Warren (between Schoenherr and Hoover). In state 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass 10 a.m. www.bcfh.com.
ETTINGER ALICE MARIE Age 94, January 7, 2011. Dear wife of the late Edward. Beloved mother of Edward Jr. (Michael), Dale (Nancy), Jerry (Julia) and Roberta (John) Halt. Loving grandmother, great-grand-mother and aunt. Sister of Frances Marie Carlin and the late Clifford Cadaret. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield, MI. For further information call Querfeld Funeral Home, 313-561-0002. www.querfeldfh.com.
FANE PAUL L. III Beloved husband and best friend of Mary Beth (Sheehan). Dear son of Paul Jr. and Violet Fane. Loving brother of Ellen, Margaret, Chuck (Noel) and Christopher. Also loved by Shawn (DeAnna) and Laney Sheehan. He loved his pets and will be missed greatly. Memorial contributions o Hospice of Michigan.
FISHER MICHAEL A. Age 65, January 5, 2011, suddenly. Beloved son of the late William H. and Mabel A. Fisher. Beloved father of Michael J. and Katherine A. Fisher. Dearest grandpa of Antasia D. Booher. Loving brother of Timothy C. and Gregory D. Fisher. Dear uncle and great-uncle of several nieces and nephews. In state Monday 10:30 a.m. at Covenant Community Church, 25800 Student (at Beech Daly), Redford Twp. until time of service 11:00 a.m. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield. Visitation Sunday at 670 W. Boston Blvd., Detroit, MI 48202, 1 p.m. until 7 p.m. Arrangements by Fisher Funeral Home, (313) 535-3030.
FORGACH JULIUS August 1, 1917 - December 25, 2010. Died in Thousand Oaks, California. Predeceased by wife Susanna, daughter Carol and son Richard. Survived by daughter Debra (Gary) Henninger in CA, grandchildren Scott (Jana) Forgach in MI, April (John) Rescigno in NH and five great grandchildren. Memorial service January 2, 2011 in California. Ashes to be interred in Detroit at a later date.
FRANKHOUSE THOMAS JAMES "JIM", age 82 of Shelby Township, January 3, 2011. Loving husband of Irene. Dear father of Karen (Fred) Gustafson, Mark (Carmen) Frankhouse, Scott (Diane) Frankhouse, Jay (Stephanie) Frankhouse, Laura (Juan) Garcia and the late David Frankhouse. Survived by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Jim was a man of many talents and will be missed by all. There will be a gathering to celebrate Jim's life at a future date. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital. Arrangements in the care of the Potere-Modetz Funeral Home, Rochester. Online guestbook www.modetzfuneralhomes.com
FRIANT WILLIAM H. Age 80, died January 3, 2011. Dear father of 11 children. Also survived by 23 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren, A Memorial Service will be held at a later date to be determined. Arrangements entrusted to the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home in Warren. Please share memories at www.Temrowski.com
GERLACH PHILIP GEORGE JR. Born May 19, 1922 died peacefully on January 7, 2011 in Grosse Pointe. Loving husband of 62 years to Margaret (nee Corteville). Beloved father of Philip (Rosie) Gerlach, Anne (Len) Stoehr, and the late Alan (JoAnn) Gerlach. Adoring grandfather to Leslie, Patrick, Lenny, Brian, Katie, Mary and great-grand-father of Natalia. Dear brother to Robert (Nancy) Gerlach and uncle to many nieces and nephews. Philip proudly served in WWII as a combat medic, including the Battle of the Bulge and received a Bronze Star. He graduated from the University of Detroit as a chemical engineer. Philip is remembered for his strong laugh, his charitable heart and his devotion to his family and friends. Visitation Friday 3-8 p.m. at Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home Inc., 16300 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe Park. Funeral Friday, in state 11:30 a.m. until time of Mass 12:00 p.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church, 157 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Farms. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen or Alzheimer's Association. Light a candle and share a memory at www.verheyden.org
GIBBONS DORIS E. Passed away peacefully on January 4, 2011 at age 90. Beloved wife of the late Victor G. Dearest mother of Diane (James) Gourd, Cheryl (Chris) Netter and Col. Phillip Gibbons, USAF (Lynn). Dear grandmother of six and great grandmother of two. A Memorial Service will be held in the spring at St. Paul Episcopal Church in St. Clair, MI. Arrangements by the Taylor Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 9800 S. Telegraph Road. 313-291-0900. Memorials suggested to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. www.howepeterson.com
GLANDA RICHARD December 7, 2011, age 85. Loving husband for 63 years of the late Helen. Beloved father of Richard (Kimberly). Loving grandfather of Jareth, Justin, and Briana. Mr. Glanda was a Veteran of the Air Force during WWII. Visitation Tuesday 1-9 p.m. and Wednesday 1-9 p.m. at McCabe Funeral Home, 31950 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. In state Thursday 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass 10 a.m. at St. Andrew Catholic Church, 1400 Inglewood, Rochester. Entombment at Guardian Angel Cemetery. www.mccabefuneralhome.com
GOLDER GEORGE W. "BILL" January 5, 2011. Age 88, a long time resident of Shelby Township. Beloved husband of Frances (Fannie) for 61 years. Dear father of David (Adrienne) and Bill (Susan). Grandfather of Claire and Coleton. A Memorial Visitation will be held at 1:00 p.m. until the time of the Memorial Service at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 15, 2011 at the Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 8459 Hall Rd. (3 blks E. of Van Dyke) Utica. www.sullivanfuneraldirectors.com
GOSS JAMES WILLIAM Age 69. January 6, 2011. Beloved husband of Rita. Loving father of Candace (Nathaniel) Bulkley and Courtney (Avi) Pupkin. Dearest grandfather of Alexander and Miles. Dear brother of Suzanne Sims and the late John and Jere. Visitation Sunday 1-4 p.m. at Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home, Inc., 16300 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe Park. Funeral Monday 4 p.m. at The Jefferson Avenue Presbyterian Church, 8625 E. Jefferson, Detroit. Memorial contributions to the Old Newsboys' Goodfellow Fund or the Grosse Pointe Rotary would be appreciated. Light a candle and share a memory at www.verheyden.org.
GRAY NANCY (NEE GALL) Age 46. Passed on January 4, 2011. Beloved mother of Lauren Gray and Kirsten Gray. Loving sister of Bill (Sharon) Gall. Preceeded in death by her mother Elizabeth (Lively) Gall and her father Jacob Gall. Memorial Service Wednesday January 12, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Columban's Catholic Church, 1775 Melton, Birmingham, 48009.
GREEN DONALD PETER 92 of Naples, Florida and Pointe Aux Barques, formerly of Franklin, Michigan, passed away 29 December 2010. Son of the late John Edward and Wilhelmina (Zernechel) Green. Predeceased by wife Violet Wallace, survived by daughters Jeri (Stan) Sutton, Patti (Donald) Brundirks; grandchildren Tracy (Paul) Schorn, Don Sutton, David Brundirks, Wendy (Steve) McDowall; great grandchildren, Robert Masters, Wylie Sutton, Haley Sutton and Rowan McDowall. As the youngest son of the founder of the John E. Green Plumbing and Heating Co, Don spent his entire career with the company first as a pipe fitter, then estimator, moving to Secretary-Treasure. In 1974 he became President and in 1985 Chairman of the Board until his retirement in 2000. Don helped lead the John E. Green Co. to become one of the largest mechanical contracting companies in the midwest. A memorial service will be held at the Franklin Community United Methodist Church, Franklin, Michigan at 11:00am, Febuary 1 2011. Memorials in his name can be made to the Salvation Army or a charity of your choice.
GRIBECK FRANK F. Age 82, January 7, 2011. Beloved husband of Regina. Loving father of Frank (Patricia), Leon (Nancy), Bill (Teri) and Mark (Mary) Gribeck and Theresa (Steve) Buck. Dear grand-father of Frank and Jaclyn, Ryan and Lauren, Shelby and Kaleigh, Brittany, Nicholi and Brian. Brother of Vera (Bill) Pilacinski. Frank was a Korean War Veteran and a Ford Motor Company Retiree. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening and his family. Funeral Service at the R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Home, 15451 Farmington Rd., Livonia, Tuesday at 11 a.m. Visitation Monday from 19 p.m. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Make A Wish Foundation of Michigan. Please share a memory at www.rggrharris.com.
GUREGHIAN ROBERT, Age 89; January 5, 2011. Beloved son of the late Serop and Hanna. Dearest brother of the late Mary Churikian, the late Agnes Mgrdichian, the late Charles Gureghian. Loving uncle of Hanna (Bob) Wider, Samuel (Gail) Churikian, Karen (Ken) Lipski. Lovingly remembered by the Garbooshian, Gureghian families and many great-nieces and great-nephews. Visiting Sunday 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with Prayers at 7:00 p.m. in Wessels & Wilk Funeral Home, 23069 Woodward Ave, Pleasant Ridge (South of I-696). In State Monday 10:00 a.m. in Armenian Congregational Church, 26210 W. 12 Mile Rd. (East of Northwestern Hwy); Time of service 11:00 a.m. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial tributes to either Armenian Missionary Association Orphans Fund, or American Red Cross. Arrangements in the care of SIMON JAVIZIAN FUNERAL HOME 248-626-7815. Internet condolences for the family may be sent to SJavizian@att.net.
GUZMAN DOROTHY ANN age 76, January 1, 2011 of Wayne. Beloved wife of the late Robert. Loving mother of Robert, Mark and Denise (David McCown). Proud grandmother of Tom (Ricki) Gagnon and Ciara Sego. Great grandmother of Zoie and Ryan Gagnon. Dear sister of William (Lucy) Nowicki and Robert (Debbie) Nowicki. Visitation Monday 3-9 p.m. at Vermeulen Funeral Home, 980 N. Newburgh Rd (between Ford Rd and Cherry Hill) Westland. In state Tuesday 10 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Funeral Mass at St. Damian Catholic Church, 30055 Joy Rd (west of Middlebelt) Westland. To share a memory, please visit vermeulenfuneralhome.com
HAAS CATHERINE E. 63, of Farmington Hills (formerly Dearborn Heights); January 8, 2011. Catherine is survived by her beloved son, Jason (Meaghan); her devoted mother, Rita McCraith; cherished grandchildren, Madelyn and Sullivan; her loving siblings, William McCraith III (Linda), Kevin McCraith (Connie) and Michele Wargo (Julian). She is preceded in death by her father, William McCraith II. Funeral service Tuesday, January 11th, 7:00 p.m. at the Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, 23720 Farmington Rd., (btw. 9-10 Mile Rds., just N. of Grand River), downtown Farmington (248-474-5200). Visitation Tuesday 2 p.m. until the time of the service. Memorial tributes suggested to Multiple Sclerosis Society or Odyssey Hospice. heeney-sundquist.com
HACHT JAMES RICHARD, born September 25, 1945 in Ironwood, Michigan, passed away Thursday, December 30, 2010 in Mesa, Arizona he was a resident of Farmington Hills, MI and Mesa, AZ. He is survived by his wife Kim; a brother Mark (Darlene) Hacht and sisters Patricia and Colleen. Funeral services were private. Arrangements entrusted to Mariposa Gardens Funeral Care, Mesa, AZ (480) 830-4422.
HARRISON STELLA Age 94, passed away on January 6, 2011. Born November 19, 1916 in Hazelton, Pennsylvania. Beloved wife of the late Harold E. Harrison. Dear mother of Diana Morris and Elaine Sonk. Loving grandmother of six and great- grandmother of six. Her ashes will be interred at Union Chapel Cemetery, Inkster, MI in the spring.
HARTSHORN LEWIS I. Age 91, January 5, 2011. Dear father of Klotylda Phillippi and Lewis Hartshorn Jr. Also leaves four grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Services were private.
HAUGEN ELAINE MARYROSE (RIVARD) Age 82. Beloved wife of Asa for 63 years. Loving mother of Linda C. Rossi (Frank), Carole Burchart, Keith Haugen (Joan) and Donna Everhart (William). Dear grandmother of nine. Great grandmother of 22. Sister of Lorraine Schmidt and Floyd Rivard. Arrangements entrusted to Harry J. Will Funeral Home, in Redford.
HAWKINS JEAN M. Died at her home in Detroit, Michigan. Friday, December 3, 2010. Jean was a staff member of Wayne County Community College for more than 18 years until she retired in May 2008. Born in Washinton, D.C., she is survived by two sisters, four brothers, and a host of other relatives and friends. A Memorial Service for Jean will be held at Union Bethel AME Church in Brandywine, Maryland, Fridy, January 14, 2011 at 11 a.m. Expressions of condolence can be made at www.detroitmedia.com/deathnotices.
HERMAN GLADYS N. (Nee HLAVACEK) born January 15, 1923 died peacefully on January 3, 2011 at Aleardi's Place. Preceded in death by her husband Siegmund Herman. Step-mother to Sigrid Beale (Peter). 'Auntie Babe' to Donald Frerichs (Kathryn), Joyce Cosby (dec), Lori Nethery, Mike Hlavacek (Judy), Dennis Hlavacek. She left behind many dear friends and neighbors in Harper Woods.