BYERS WILLARD "BILL" Age 84, January 26, 2012 of Taylor. Beloved husband of Mary. Dearest father of Marilyn (Daniel) Rejman, Danny Byers, Bill Mullens and the late Larry Byers. Dear grandfather of two. Loving brother of Charles. Funeral Service Friday, 2p.m. at the Taylor Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 9800 S. Telegraph Road. Visitation Friday, 10 a.m. until time of service. Interment at Michigan Memorial Park, Flat Rock. Share a memory at www.howepeterson.com
CANNON SHARYN L. January 25, 2012. Beloved wife of Bill. Loving daughter of Lorraine and the late Maury Sloan. Dear niece of Vincent (Judy) Pecoraro. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews, and her loving dog, Sundie. Visitation Friday 3-9 p.m. at McCabe Funeral Home, 31950 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. In state Saturday 10:30 a.m. until time of Mass 11:00 a.m. at St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Church, 29200 W. 10 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Alzheimer's Association or Hospice of Michigan. www.mccabefuneralhome.com
CHAPMAN CARROLL B. JR. 85 of St. Petersburg died January 20, He was born in Rochester, Mi where he and his family had been an long time residents before moving to Florida. He graduated from M.S.U. as an Electrical Engineer and was a member of PSI Upsilon Fraternity. He is survived by his wife Mary, two children Susan and Barney and three grandchildren.
CROMIE MARY JO Age 68, January 25, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Fred. Mother of Craig (Kathy) and Jennifer (Ken). Grandmother of Mario, Amanda (Jesse), CJ and Megan. Great-grandmother of Tyson. Visitation Thursday 3-8 p.m. and Friday 1-8 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Scripture service. Funeral service Saturday 10 a.m. at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 Inkster Rd., Garden City (between Ford Road and Cherry Hill). Family suggests memorials to Juvenile Diabetes. www.santeiufuneralhome.com
CUSACK SALLY January 25, 2012, Age 92. Beloved wife of the late Archie. Loving mother of Geri Ceremuga (Marty), Denise Cormier (Jerry) and Greg Cusack. Grandmother of Kristen Rondeau (Mike) and Scott Ceremuga (Colleen). Great-grandmother of Mikayla, Elaina and Alex. Sister of Alice Benicasa. Family will receive friends Sunday 3-8 p.m. at A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Road (between Maple & Big Beaver). Funeral Mass Monday 11:30 a.m. at St. Jane Frances de Chantal Church, 38750 Ryan Rd., Sterling Heights (S. of 17 Mile). Visitation at church begins 11 a.m. Memorial tributes to Capuchin Soup Kitchen. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
DANKO ALEX January 25, 2012 Age 97. Beloved husband of the late Christine (1997). Loving father of Alexander (Madeleine), Ronald (the late Shirley), Julianna (Edward) Dudek and Jan (Mary Jane). Dear grandfather of 13 and great-grandfather of 27. Brother of Frances Dubis and the late Eleanor Preston. Visitation: Friday, January 27th 4-8pm with a 7pm Vigil at Harry J. Will Funeral Home, Livonia Chapel. Funeral Mass: 11:30am Saturday January 28th (In-state 11a.m.) at St. Colette Catholic Church, Livonia, MI. For more information go to www.harryjwillfuneralhome.com
DORAN BRIAN M. 61, of Roseville passed away on January 20, 2012. Founder and owner of WaterWorks Plumbing of Roseville, MI. Father of Kevin (Jennifer), Brian (Melissa) and Kyle. Grandfather of Brittany, Austin and Gabby. Funeral Mass will be held Saturday January 28 12 noon at St Mary's of St Clair 415 N. Sixth St, St Clair, MI 48079. In lieu of flowers contributions are suggested to Hospice of Michigan 888-247-5701 or www.HOM.org
DOYON DOLORES M. (nee FORTIER), Age 88, died January 22, 2012. "Dee" made many friends working 17 years as a cashier at Farmer Jack in Troy. She loved all types of card games, especially when she played with her family. Beloved wife of the late Leonard. Loving mother of Gene (Joseph Muscat), Denise Therkalsen (Michael), Gordon, Glenn (Norma), and the late Gary and Deanne. Also survived by seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Memorial gathering Sunday 3-8 p.m. at A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Road (between Maple and Big Beaver). In lieu of flowers memorial tributes to Seasons Hospice, 27355 John R, Madison Heights, MI 48071. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
ENGERER KEN NETH M., 44, of Farmington Hills, January 24, 2012. Beloved son of Marcelle and the late Joseph. Loving brother of Benita (Kent) Puzzouli, Robert, Dennis (Jill), Louis (Deborah) and Clifford. Cherished uncle of many loving nieces and nephews. A memorial service is planned for Sunday, January 29th, 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel at Ward Presbyterian Church, 40000 6 Mile Rd. (just W. of Haggerty Rd.), Northville. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes suggested to Heaven's Glory Church, 23233 Drake Rd., Farmington, MI 48335. Arrangements entrusted to Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, downtown Farmington, 248-474-5200. www.heeney-sundquist.com
ENYARD HOWARD Age 59, born March 11, 1952, passed away January 19, 2012 in Lansing, Michigan. A longtime General Motors worker Local 602-Delta Township Plant. Born and raised in Glasgow, Missouri, moved to Detroit, worked for Saturn in Columbia, Tennessee and then transferred back to Michigan. He is survived by his wife Janice, children Toya, Alston, Alisha, six brothers, two sisters and a host of relatives and friends. The Funeral will be Saturday, January 28, at Friemonth-Freese Funeral Home in Glasgow, Missouri.
GRICE ANDREW JUDSON, age 42 of Brooklyn, New York, formerly of Rochester Hills. January 23, 2012. Loving son of the Late Michael William Grice Sr. and Julia Ayer Haughey. Dear brother of Michael William Grice Jr. (Nancy Gibson).He is also survived by his step-mother, Barbara Grice and by many aunts, uncles and cousins. A Memorial service will be held Saturday, January 28, 2012, 1:00 p.m. at the Potere-Modetz Funeral Home, 339 Walnut Blvd., Rochester. The family will receive friends on Saturday from Noon until 1:00 p.m. Memorial Donations may be made to greenpeace.com. Online guestbook www.modetzfuneralhomes.com
GUEST ELEANOR Age 93. January 25, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Edgar D. Loving mother of Virginia (Robert) Henson, Robert (Jeanne), Mary Ellen Kaplan, Kathleen (Gordon) Cowan and Elizabeth (Jeff) Gawura. Dear sister of Tess Barbone. Proud grandmother of 10 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visitation Friday 3-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary at the Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 705 W. 11 Mile Rd. (4 blks. E of Woodward), Royal Oak. In state Saturday 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass 10 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Royal Oak. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Mercy Hospice appreciated. Share your memories at www.sullivanfuneraldirectors.com.
HOLOTA JOSEPHINE T. January 25, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Charles. Dearest mother of Michael (Barbara) and Timothy (Betty). Grand-mother of David (Maria) and Joseph. Great-grandmother of Skylar, Marcus and Leo. The family requests donations to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen or the charity of your choice. Visitation Saturday 11 a.m. at S. S. Peter and Paul, Mass 11:30 a.m. Interment St. Hedwig. Rosary Friday 6 p.m. Visitation Friday 3-9 p.m. at the Sajewski Funeral Home, 19111 W. Warren. www.sajewskifh.com
KIEHL HERMAN "KENNETH" a life long resident of Detroit, died unexpectedly, Wednesday, January 25, 2012. He was 68 years old. He is survived by his siblings, nieces, nephews, extended family members and dear friends. Funeral Service will be held at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 404 E. Liberty, Milford, Saturday January 28th at 1 p.m. Rev. Doug McMunn of the Milford Methodist Church to officiate. Visitation will be Saturday from 11a.m. until time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Michigan Humane Society. For further information please call 248-684-6645 or visit www.LynchFuneralDirectors.com.
KIRSCHNER EDITH Beloved wife of the late Louis Kirschner. Cherished mother of Phyllis (Paul) Schneider and the late Susan Barbara Kirschner. Loving grandmother of Janet (Andrew Kahn) Schneider, Steven (Michelle) Schneider and Marci (Andrew) Klein. Proud great-grandmother of Lucy and Aaron Kahn, Melissa and Erica Schneider and Sofia and Julia Klein. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. SERVICES 10:30 A.M. SUNDAY MORNING AT THE STAR OF DAVID IN FLORIDA. LOCAL ARRANGEMENTS BY THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020. www.irakaufman.com
LENHOFF SARAH Age 89 of West Bloomfield, Michigan. Mrs. Lenhoff was a teacher at Detroit Country Day School. Beloved wife of the ldate Sidney Lenhoff. Dear mother of Gail (Ronald) Vroon and Alan (Pamela) Lenhoff. Loving grandmother of Allison and Alex Lenhoff. PRIVATE SERVICES PENDING. ARRANGEMENTS BY THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020. www.irakaufman.com
LESSNAU LILLIAN W. (NEE SZCZEPANSKI) January 24, 2012. Age 83. Beloved wife of the late Michael. Loving mother of Marleen (Jim) Mrenza, Connie (Philip) Kurczewski, and Rob (Colleen). Loving grandmother of six with two great-grandsons. Lillian worked as a secretary for the Warren Consolidated Schools for 23 years. Visitation Sunday 1-9 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons Inc., 36900 Schoenherr Rd. at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Scripture Service Sunday 7 p.m. In state Monday 10 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. time of Mass at St. Sylvester Church, 11200 12 Mile Rd. (between Hoover and Van Dyke). Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital appreciated. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com.
LEWIS INEZ ALLISON Beloved mother of daughters Shawn D. Lewis and Mimi L. Lewis, passed away January 23, 2012 at Henry Ford Hospital following a lengthy illness. She was 87. She loved designing clothes so much as a child, she took a pair of her father's trousers and cut them up to make doll dresses. "She'd later laugh and tell us she wondered how she thought she could get away with it, without her father realizing his trousers were missing," said daughter Shawn D. Lewis, a Detroit News reporter. Mrs. Lewis's designing talents became well-known across Metro Detroit and she began assembling a select clientele of customers and often presented fashion shows locally, including at the Detroit Institute of Arts. A skilled artist, she also hand-painted designs on furniture and painted murals on bulletin boards for her former husband's classrooms where he taught in Detroit Public Schools. She was a graduate of Pershing High School and attended Wayne State University. But she was most proud of being published. She was an avid reader, teaching her daughters Shawn and Mimi to read at the age of 3, and religiously followed current events. She began writing editorials related to current events in her 70s, and several were published in The Detroit News and the Detroit Free Press. One editorial in The Detroit News: "An Open Letter to Tiger Woods, "Be True to Your Diverse Heritage," was read online by DePaul University professor David A. Jolliffe. He wrote to The Detroit News requesting permission to reprint her editorial in a college textbook he was writing, teaching college students how to rite. Her editorial now appears in the college text "Inquiry and Genre: Writing to Learn in College." Jolliffe shows students how to write an open letter taking apart each paragraph of her article. "She was the epitome of love and generosity," said her daughter, Mimi. "She once gave the gloves off her hands to a person who had no gloves, while walking home in a snowstorm, and another time, walked to a local hardware store to buy a wagon for our paperboy so he wouldn't have to carry them on his back." In addition to her daughters, survivors include brother, Kenneth Allison, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by six siblings and former husband, Samuel Lewis. Services will be private.
LOVELEY MARY "KAY", January 24, 2012, Age 93. Beloved wife of the late John D. Loving mother of 10: Joan Kossman (Jim), Richard Lamoreaux, James Lamoureux (Kathy Fulgenzi, M.D.), John Lamoureux M.D. (Ann), Sheila Loveley (Peter D'Angelo), Colleen Moore (Jim), Cathleen Breskin, Tish Maceri (Tony), Carol Jarman (Drew) and Mary Porretta (George). Proud and loving grandmother of 25, and great-grandmother of six. Family will receive friends Sunday 2-8 p.m. at A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Road (between Maple and Big Beaver) with Rosary at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass Monday 9:30 a.m. at St. Anastasia Catholic Church, 4571 John R, Troy. Visitation at church begins at 9 a.m. Memorial tributes may be made to Beaumont Hospice. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
MacKINNON DONALD J. Age 93. Died January 25, 2012. Donald organized over 100 credit unions during his lifetime and is a member of the Credit Union Hall of Fame in Washington. Beloved husband of Irene for 69 years. Loving father of Robert, Julie (George) Magulak, Mary Beth (Keith) Vernor, Thomas, and the late Richard. Also survived by seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and a sister Veronica Wallace. Visitation Sunday 3-8 p.m. at the Northrop-Sassaman Funeral Home, 19091 Northville Rd. (at 7 Mile), Northville. Rosary Sunday 7 p.m. Visitation Monday 9:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church (Main and Orchard Streets), Northville, until time of Mass at 10 a.m.
MARINO JOHN J. Age 85, died January 24, 2012. Dearest father of Suzanne (Fred) Lortet and the late John P. Marino. Step-father of Carol Floyd, Sharen Floyd and Phyllis Floyd. Loving grandfather of John Michael Lortet and Ann Marie Lortet. Dear brother of Joseph (Shirley) Marino. Uncle of Suzan (Mark) Giannotta, Roslyn (John Grobbel) Marino, Joseph (Andrea) Marino and John (Kellie) Marino. John was predeceased by his sister-in-law Sally Marino. Visitation Sunday 3-9 p.m. with a Rosary at 7 p.m. at Kaul Funeral Home, 35201 Garfield, Clinton Township. In state Monday 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass at 10 a.m. at San Franceso Catholic Church, 22870 S. Nunneley, Clinton Township. Interment at Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton Township. Please share a memory of John at www.kaul-funeral.com
MARTIN ESSIE BURNETTE 91 met her heavenly father on January 21, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband Elton Martin Sr. and survived by her children, Elton Martin Jr. (Deborah), Betty Ann Dawkins (Timothy) and Twona Smith (Mark); five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Funeral will be held Saturday, January 28, 11 am at St. John's Presbyterian Church, Detroit.
McCALL VIRGINIA M. Age 88 of Allen Park, January 25, 2012. Beloved wife of Bob. Loving mother of Linda (Bill) Way, Donna (Dick) Opperman, Laurie (Scott) Wolfram, Sandy (Kevin) Gehl and Sue (Keith) James. Loving sister of George, Delores (Don), Warren, and Beverly. Dearest grandmother of Sherri (Chris), Steven, Melissa, Debbi (Dave), David (Sarah), Kris (Sarah), Josh, Stephanie, Ben, Adam, Nick, Jeremy, Natalie and Tyler. Dear great grandmother of Krystal, Rebecca, Kim, Katie, Kasey, Maria, Connor and Brayden. Virginia was preceded in death by her parents George and Lillian Bickman and her siblings Ruth, Dorothy, Wilfred, Lillian, Clarence and Albert. Visitation Saturday 4-8 p.m. and Sunday 1-8 p.m. at the Allen Park Chapel of Voran Funeral Home, 5900 Allen Rd. (313) 928-2300. Funeral service Monday January 30, 2012 10:00 a.m. in state with an 11:00 a.m. service at Mt. Hope Lutheran Church (Allen Park). Interment Glen Eden Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. Visit our online guestbook and share memories at www.voranfuneralhome.com
McQUEEN CHARLES J. Age 82, passed away on January 25, 2012 at his residence. Loving husband of 52 years to Jane. Beloved father of Patrick (Nancy), Robert (Lisa), Richard (Andrea), and Kathleen Johnson. Devoted grandfather of Johnny, Matthew, Steven, Terese, Alyssa, Bobby, Kiersten, Madison, Adam, Connor, Sara, and Kyle. Dear brother of Robert Lee. Family will receive friends Friday 2-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary and 7:30 p.m. American Legion Honor Guard at the Leonard A. Turowski & Son Funeral Home, 9300 Middlebelt (north of Joy). Funeral Saturday in state 10 a.m. until time of Mass 10:30 a.m. at St. Damian Catholic Church (Joy west of Middlebelt). www.neely-turowski.com.
METZLER STEPHEN Quietly passed away at home in the presence of his loving wife on January 25, 2012. Age 59 of Troy. Loving husband of Ellie. Much loved and loving father of Sarah, Cassie, Jessica and Max. Dear brother of Joe Metzler, Janis Carter, Anne Coblentz, Tom Barnes and Chad Metzler. One amazing man, one amazing heart, you will be so sadly missed forever in our hearts. Funeral service Monday 10a.m. at A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Road (between Maple and Big Beaver). Family will receive friends Saturday 4-8p.m. and Sunday 2-8p.m. Interment White Chapel Cemetery. Memorial Tributes to Dress for Success Michigan, P.O. Box 980138, Ypsilanti, MI 48198. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
PETTY MARGARET Age 80, died January 22, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Johannes Kleinert. Loving mother of Marilyn Petty Stein, John Petty Jr., and William Petty. Proud grandmother of Christopher Petty and Patrick Petty. Dear sister of the late Walter Haegele. Funeral service Saturday 10 a.m. at A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 32000 Schoenherr at Masonic, Warren. Visitation Thursday and Friday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Interment Saturday at Cadillac Memorial Gardens East. Memorial contributions may be made to All About Animal Rescue, 23205 Gratiot
PHILBIN MARY ELLEN Age 83, January 26, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Richard F. Philbin. Loving mother of Kathryn (Thomas) Welch, Patrick Philbin, and Nora (Matthew) Lignell. Cherished grandmother of Kelly and Elizabeth Philbin, Mary Bridget Welch, and Kate, Carolyn, and Clare Lignell. Visitation at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Road (between 14-15 Mile Rds.) Sunday 1-8 p.m. Rosary Sunday 7pm. Funeral at St. Regis Church, 3695 Lincoln at Lahser, Bloomfield Hills, Monday 10:30am. Friends may visit at church beginning at 10am. Memorials appreciated to St. Regis Ladies of Charity or Mother and Unborn Baby Care. Obituary and condolences at lynchfuneraldirectors.com
PIERCE THOMAS J. Age 65, January 23, 2012. Husband of Nancy. Father of Thomas Jr. (Coleen), Donald and the late Robert. Five grandchildren also survive. Brother of Melvin Preston, Donna Joyse and Teri Pace. Visitation Friday 4-9 pm. at Jurkiewicz & Wilk Funeral Home, 2396 Caniff Ave., Hamtramck.
PISTOLESI SUNRISE SHIRLEY Age 76 of Westland. January 25, 2012. Loving mother of Vaughn (Leigh) Pistolesi and Kim (David) Nowaczyk. Dear sister of the late Al, Jim and Jack. Dearest grandmother of Raquel, Morgan, Alexis, David, Stephen and Sean. Visitation at the Dearborn Chapel of the Voran Funeral Home on Saturday 4-8 p.m. and Sunday 12-8 p.m. with a Prayer service Sunday 7 p.m. Funeral Monday, January 30, 2012, 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Visit our online guestbook and share memories at www.voranfuneralhome.com.
REICHOW TERRY, January 22, 2012, Age 60. Passed peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family. Compassionately cared for by his devoted wife, Carrie, with the support of their children and granddogs, under the direction and loving care of Stephanie Linden, M.D., St. John Hospice, and David Simpson, M.D. of the MDA Clinic. Beloved husband of Carrie for 35 years. Loving father of Shannon, and Shawn and Chris Lindberg. Godfather of Jessica Rice. Son of Stella and the late Lloyd. Brother of Geri Lynn, Carol Ann, Kevin and the late Ronald. Godson and nephew of Gussie Liddle. Memorial Mass Saturday, January 28, 2012, 10 a.m. at St. Hugo of the Hills Stone Chapel, 2215 Opdyke Rd., Bloomfield Hills. Family will welcome friends at church at 9:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers memorial tributes to Muscular Dystrophy Association: Myotonic Muscular Dystrophy or St. John Hospice Caregiver Support or Memorial Masses at St. Hugo. A.J. Desmond & Sons, (248) 362-2500. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
ROSS RITA S. Beloved wife of the late Sol Ross. Dear mother of Marcia Ross and Gaile (Marvin) Maller. Dearest sister of Harvey Tanner. Loving grandmother of Betsy (Glenn) Schulman and Brian (Rebecca) Maller. Great-grandmother of Zachary, Zoe, Joshua, Ethan, and Peyton. Also remembered by many loving nieces, nephews, other family members, and friends. SERVICES SUNDAY 12:00 NOON AT THE DORFMAN CHAPEL, FARMINGTON HILLS. 248-406-6000. INTERMENT TO FOLLOW AT MACHPELAH CEMETERY, FERNDALE or visit www.thedorfmanchapel.com.
ROWLOFF ANITA M. January 26, 2012 Age 73. Beloved wife of George. Dear mother of Terri (Bruce) Selik, Robert, Susan (Douglas) Packan and Carol Ann (Adam) Pollak. Proud grandmother of Shauna (Thomas) Williams, Nikk Selik, Dominic Packan, Brooke Selik, Zachary Pollak and Sydney Pollak. Also remembered by her two great-grandchildren Alaina and Graham. Loving sister of Ronald Knockeart, Caroll Brush and Randall (Linda) Knockeart. Funeral Tuesday (Kindly call 586-677-4000 for time) at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. (Shelby Township) 54880 Van Dyke at 25 Mile Rd. Visitation Sunday 3-9pm Monday 3-9pm . Tributes to The Susan B. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation are welcome. Mrs. Rowloff was a member of U.A.W. local 228 . Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com
RUELLE ROSE JOAN January 25, 2012. Age 80. Beloved wife of the late Barney (1999). Loving mother of Bernie (Cindy) and Jerry (Lisa). Dear grandmother of Neil, Scott, Mark and Brandon. Visitation Sunday 3-8 p.m. at Harry J. Will Funeral Home 25450 Plymouth Rd. in Redford. Funeral service 11 a.m. Monday (in state 10 a.m.) at Grace Lutheran Church 25630 Grand River Ave. (East of Beech Daly) in Redford. Interment Glen Eden Cemetery. Memorials to the church. For more information: www.harryjwillfuneralhome.com
URBIN DENISE F. (NEE MARTZ) Age 64 of Macomb Township, suddenly. Loving and dearest wife of Joel, beloved Mother of Edward J. Urbin. Dear daughter of the late Edward J. Martz. Denise was a former employee of General Motors, Shelby Jr. High, Heritage School and volunteer at St. Lawrence School and DeLaSalle. Visitation Thursday 5-9 p.m. and on Friday from 1-9pm with a 7:00 pm. Scripture Service at the Wasik Funeral Home, Inc., 49150 Schoenherr Rd. (N. of 22 Mile Rd.) Shelby Township. In state Saturday at 9:30 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass at10:00 a.m. at St. John Vianney Church, 54045 Schoenherr Rd. (N. of 24 Mile) Shelby Township. Interment at Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions to Rochester School for the Blind, Macomb Humane Society or Michigan Heart Association. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.wasikfuneralhome.com
WATZ PATRICIA A. (WARNER) Age 55, long time resident of Macomb County, passed away on January 24, 2012. Patty is survived by her husband of 31 years, Geoffrey Watz. Beloved mother of Melissa (Justin) Imrie and Kurt (Vanessa) Watz. Adoring grandmother of Kristopher Otto, Victoria Imrie and Jade Hanson. Loving sister of Robert (Mary Ann) Warner, Peggy (Joe) Stabile, Raymond (Barbara) Warner, Don (Norah) Watz, Linda (Richard) Kramer, John Warner, Peter (Karen) Warner and 25 nieces and nephews. Patty was predeceased by her brother Jerry Warner, mother Dorothy (Clemens) Warner and father Robert V. Warner. A Memorial service and visitation will be held on Saturday, January 28, 2012 from 5-9 p.m. and on Sunday January 29, 2012 from 1-9 p.m. at E. J. Mandziuk & Son Funeral Home, 3801 18 Mile Rd., Sterling Hts. Patty will then lie in state on Monday, January 30, 2012 from 9:30 -10 am., a Mass will then be held from 10 -11am at St. Jane Frances de Chantal, 38750 Ryan Rd., Sterling Hts. She will then be laid to rest at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, 25800 West 10 Mile Road, Southfield. Patty graciously fought an eight year battle with Alzheimer's disease and was an active participant in research on the disease conducted by the University of Michigan. If you would like to help with the continuing research, collection will be accepted at the Memorial Service. Please make all checks payable to University of Michigan and indicate "MADC" in the memo line. View on line guest book at www.mandziukfuneralhome.com.
WHITE MARY JO January 24, 2012, age 52. Beloved daughter of David and Geraldine. Dear sister of David (Ginger), Karen (Barney) Twigg, Wendy (Gerald) Lyon and Judi (James) Pershing. Loving aunt of James, Jessica and Joshua Pershing. Beloved niece of Mary Ann (Harry) Vernon and Harold (Donna) Garczynski. Memorial Mass 10 am Saturday at St. Albert the Great Catholic Church, 4855 Parker, Dearborn Heights. (Gathering at 9 am). Memorials to Michigan Humane Society. www.howepeterson.com
WILLIAMS RITA A. (NEE KINCER) age 69, resident of Warren Mi, died January 21, 2012. She was born to the late Delsie and Conley Kincer on October 23rd, 1942 in Letcher County, Kentucky. She was the loving mother of Michael (Val) Preston, Steven (Cindy) Preston, Shannon (David ) Quintal and Brook (Aaron) Grzadzinski. Very proud grandmother of Samantha, Steven, Micaela, Kalyann, Camryn and Jillian. Dear sister of Dorothy, Clyde, Naida, Marla and Tisa. Predeceased by brothers Ray, Conley II, and sister Leda. A memorial service will be held from Noon to 4pm Saturday, January 28th at Resurrection Funeral Home, 40800 Hayes, Clinton Twp, MI 48038. In lieu of flowers, donations to the family.
ZIAZIA GEORGIA Age 98, January 25, 2012. Beloved wife of the late George. Loving mother of Helen (Chris) Vardouniotis, Nota (John) Callis, Stella (George) Paisopoulos and Vaso (Chris) Antonopoulos. Also survived by nine grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Dear sister of Eliseos Valkanos. Visitation at the R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Home, 15451 Farmington Rd., Livonia, Friday from 2 9 p.m. with Trisagion Service at 7:30 p.m. In state at the Nativity of the Virgin Mary Church, 39851 Five Mile Rd, Plymouth, Saturday from 10am until Funeral Service at 10:30 a.m. Please share a memory at www.rggrharris.com.
ZLOTKOWSKI EUGENIA, 92, Caseville, formerly Hamtramck, died January 26, 2012. Wife of the late Lucian; mother of Stefan (the late Donna) and Maria (John) Kontak; grandmother of Christina (Robert) Nader and Stephany (Steven) Wangen; great-grandmother of Stephen, Reece and Cade; sister of Zygmunt (Irene) Niemyjski. Funeral mass 11:00 a.m. Saturday, St. Roch Catholic Church, Caseville. Visitation 4-8 p.m. Friday at the Champagne Funeral Chapel of Caseville (989-856-3662). Rosary at 7 p.m. Friday. www.cfcCaseville.com