ABICK NANCY J., age 84 of Allen Park, passed away March 8, 2013. Loving wife of the late George Abick, Jr. Dear mother of George Abick III. Nancy is also survived by many other loving family and friends. Visitation Monday 2-8 p.m., Prayer service 7 p.m. at the Allen Park Chapel-Martenson Family of Funeral Homes, 10915 Allen Road. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, in state 9:30 a.m. until service at 10 a.m. at Ss. Peter and Paul Orthodox Cathedral, 3810 Gilbert St., Detroit, MI 48210. Visit www.martenson.com .
ALEKSANDER THERESA, age 79, passed away, March 7, 2013. She was born on June 6, 1933 in Detroit, daughter of the late Vincent and Sophie Ribikowski. She is survived by her loving children: Diane (James) Urbanik, Gary Aleksander and Marie (Michael) Wylie. She is also survived by three grand-children: Justin, Shelby and Carl and her siblings: Stella, Genevieve, Virginia, MaryAnn and Joseph. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Frank. Visitation will be held on Sunday, March 10 from 3:00 p.m.-8:00.p.m. at PHILLIPS FUNERAL HOME, 122 W. Lake St., South Lyon. A Liturgy of the Word funeral service will be held on Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Online guestbook at www.phillipsfuneral.com
BAETENS WALTER JAMES "JIM" March 6th Beloved husband of Rose Marie. Dear father of Diane (Daniel) Wynn, Michael (Kelley), Bryan (Kimberly), and Stephen. Grand-father of Daniel, Brandon, Stacy, Caitlin, Brady, Rebecca, and Carly. Great-grandfather of Jacob and Isabel. Funeral Monday 11 a.m. at the A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Ave at Vernier Rd, Grosse Pointe Woods, Family will receive friends and visitors Sunday 1-9 p.m. and Monday 10-11 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Angels of Hope, 47496 Greenbriar Lane, Macomb, MI 48044 ahpeters.com
BAHLEDA-LaBUT ANN MARIE Age 41, March 3, 2013. Loving mother of Thomas (Michelle) Canestrelli, Chris (Rachel) Canestrelli, and Jon LaBut; grandmother of Aubree, Robert and Michael; also survived by her mother Marie (Jim) Woods and brother Nick Bahleda and long time companion Jon LaBut. The family will have a memorial visitation on Tuesday from 4-9 p.m. at the Kaul Funeral Home, 35201 Garfield Road, Clinton Township. In lieu of flowers, the family appreciates memorial donations to the funeral fund. Please share a memory with the family at www.kaulfuneralhome.com
BAICH MARY, age 85, died March 8, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Dan Jr. for 64 years. Loving mother of Dan (JoAnn). Dearest baba to Jonathon and Janet. Dear sister of Tootsie (Richard) Seagram, Anna Jankovich and Mike Zubak. She was predeceased by siblings Tillie Good and John Zubak. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visitation Monday 3-9 p.m. with a Rosary at 7 p.m. at Kaul Funeral Home, 35201 Garfield, Clinton Township. Funeral Tuesday 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment at Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly, Michigan. Please share a memory of Mary at www.kaulfuneralhome.com
BARTOY WANDA E. age 80, of St. Clair Shores. Beloved wife of the late John (d. 2011). Dearest mother of Michael (Lisa) Bartoy, Suzanne (Mark Johnston) Goldasich, and Jeffrey (Devara) Bartoy. Loving grandmother of Jonathan Bartoy, Alec Bartoy, and Zachary Goldasich. Brother of Eugene (Rose) Dziadon. The family will receive friends on Saturday March 16, 2013 from 9:30 a.m. until time of the memorial mass at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church (St. Germaine Campus), 28301 Little Mack, St. Clair Shores. An expression of sympathy may be made to The Capuchins. Share a memory at www.kaulfuneralhome.com
BELLER DOROTHY M., March 9, age 93. Beloved wife of the late Adam. Loving mother of Ronald (Judith) and Linda (the late James P.) Donaldson. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother of many. Visitation Tuesday March 12, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. ending with family eulogies at Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 Six Mile, Livonia, MI 48152. For more info please visit www.harryjwillfuneralhome.com
BILLS MARSHA ANN age 76 of Rochester Hills, March 7, 2013. Loving wife of Jack Bills. Dear mother of Craig (Conni) Bills and Dawn (Terry) Luxton. Cherished grandmother of Kathryn (Brad) Reichert, Amanda and Bryan (Brianna) Luxton. Great-grand-mother of Colton, Mya, Nikko and the late Zachary. Sister of Carol (Tony) Gorski. Funeral Service Monday, March 11, 2013, 11:00 a.m. at the Potere-Modetz Funeral Home, 339 Walnut Blvd, Rochester. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday 2:00-8:00 p.m. Interment Van Hoosen Jones Cemetery. Suggested memorials to Parkinson Foundation. Online guestbook www.modetzfuneralhomes.com
BLACKBURN GLENN March 8, 2013, age 61. Beloved husband of Marie. Loving father of Michael, Stephen (Amanda McCauliffe). Dearest grandfather of Anthony. Preceded in death by seven siblings and is survived by three siblings. Visitation Monday 2-9 p.m. and Tuesday 1-9 p.m. at Neely-Turowski Funeral Home, 30200 Five Mile Road in Livonia. Funeral service Wednesday 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment at Parkview Cemetery. www.neely-turowski.com
BLACKWOOD MARGARET R. (NEE TOWERS) March 5, 2013, age 84. Beloved wife of the late James. Dearest sister of Mary Ann (the late Richard) Herbon and Thomas (the late Arlene) Towers. Survived by loving nieces and nephews. Memorial Mass at St. Blase Church (later date), 12151 15 Mile Road (between Schoenherr and Van Dyke). Arrangements by Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Pakway (16 Mile). Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com.
BOOTH CAROL (NEE LAWSON) February 1, 2013 Peacefully at home in Birmingham, surrounded by her family. Age 99. Beloved wife of the late John M. Booth for 50 years. Dear mother of Thomas L. (Lois), Carol "Ginger" Beesley (Peter) and Nancy Hanscom (Fred). Loving grandmother of Kimberly Hunt Jarzembowski (Tim), James Robert Booth (Suzanne), Elizabeth Booth O'Toole (Andy) and Timothy Dana Jackson. Great grandmother of Rachel, Lauren and Kristen Jarzembowski, Jake Meade, Ella and Harper Haase and Katie and Mackenzie O'Toole. Memorial service Friday March 15th at 11a.m. at Christ Church Cranbrook, 470 Church Rd. (Lone Pine west of Woodward), Bloomfield Hills. In lieu of flowers family suggests memorial tributes to Christ Church Cranbrook or the Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum. A.J. Desmond & Sons 248-549-0500. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
BOTTRELL ELIZABETH 94, beloved wife of the late Jerome. Loving mother of Constance Fisher, Carolyn (James) Bell, Celeste (Charles) Wallin, Dr. Cynthia (Paul Sullivan) Bottrell and Charles. Dearest grandmother of nine and great-grandmother of several. Family will receive friends Monday from 3-9 p.m. at Neely-Turowski Funeral Home, 30200 Five Mile Road in Livonia with Vigil Service AT 10:00 A.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday 10:30 a.m. at St. Colette Catholic Church located at 17600 Newburgh Rd. in Livonia. In state 10:00 a.m. until Mass begins. Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. www.neely-turowski.com
BUEHLER ANNE MARIE (NEE MacKAY) Beloved wife of the late Royal. Born October 25, 1919, died February 26, 2013. Dear sister of John (Marion), Marion (Bob), Jean (Jack), and Malcolm (Mary). Treasured aunt of Tom Galligan (Judy), Sheila Henderson (Richard), Seann Coyle, Karen MacKay (Dale), Mary Louise Borchert (Scott), great-aunt of Beth Patterson, Tom Galligan (Anna), Jennifer Henderson-Sabes (Philip), Jonathan Henderson (Darlene), Jessica Fritz (Ryan), Colin Borchert, great-great aunt of Jacob and Mara Sabes; Chris, Monica and Garrett Lowing. Memorial service at First Presbyterian Church, 1669 W. Maple Rd, Birmingham, Saturday, March 23 at 4:00 p.m. Memorials to First Presbyterian Church or Camp Skyline. A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home (248)549-0500. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
BURK RICARDO EARLIN "RIC". Age 78 of Pleasant Ridge, MI passed away March 8, 2013. Beloved husband of the Elizabeth "Betty" for 46 years. Loving father of Brian, and father-in-law to be of Jennifer West. Many cousins survive. Visitation Monday 4- 8 p.m. with scripture service 7 p.m. at the Wessels & Wilk Funeral Home, 23690 Woodward Ave. Instate Tuesday 9:30 a.m. until the time of his Funeral Mass 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 720 W. Lafayette, Royal Oak. Burial Mt. Olivet Cemetery. www.wesselsandwilk.com
CALLAS CATHERINE (KAY) November 22, 1919 - February 23, 2013. Beloved mother and Grandmother. Her incredible smile and feisty spirit will be missed by all who loved her. She was always up-to-date on world politics and enjoyed spending time with her family and pets Casper and Cane. Survived by her children: Bruce Callas; Cheryl Mills; Gary (Sharon) Callas; and Diane Callas. Grandchildren: Jillian Callas; Bradley Callas; and Bruce Harris. She will join her three sisters: Julia Belda; Ann Caldwell; and Marie Korden. A private family ceremony will be held. Funeral Arrangements by Van Orsdel Funeral Homes. www.vanorsdel.com
CLELAND MICHAEL of Ann Arbor, Michigan passed away on March 4, 2013 at Arbor Hospice Residence with his family by his side. He was 69. A Memorial visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 from 3-8 p.m. at the Nie Family Funeral Home, Liberty Road Chapel, 3767 W. Liberty Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48103 with a Prayer service and time for sharing at 7:00pm. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 10:00am at St. Mary Student Parish, 331 Thompson St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104 with visitation an hour prior to the service. To view Michael's full obituary please visit his personal webpage at www.niefuneralhomes.com
CLINE DONALD W., SR. Age 76. March 7, 2013. Beloved husband of the late Audrey. Loving father of Donald Jr. (Sue), Dawn (Terry Wright), and Danielle (Rich) Chipman. Dear grandfather of Kevin, Jenny, Zachary, Paige, Connor, Meagan, and Emily. Brother of Vicki Tymoszek. Brother-in-law of James (Tina) Abrams. Special companion of Sherry Zillich. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Don retired from General Motors after 38 years of dedication. Visitation Sunday 5-9 p.m. and Monday 2-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary Service at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12½ Mile Rd.). In state Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. until the time of his Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. at St. Malachy Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Beaumont Hospice. Please share memories at www.Temrowski.com.
COLLINS BETTY March 7, 2013. Age 92 of Canton, formerly of St. Clair Shores. Loving wife of the late John. Dear mother of Judy (Ed) Schnoes, Barbara (Joe) Ouellette, and SueAnn (Daniel) Witulski. Proud grandmother of eight and great-grandmother of 11. Visitation Monday 3-9 p.m. at Vermeulen Funeral Home, 46401 W. Ann Arbor Rd. (between Sheldon and Beck), Plymouth. In state Tuesday 10 a.m. until the Tuesday 11 a.m. Funeral Service at St. Michael Lutheran Church, 7000 N. Sheldon Rd., Canton, MI 48187. Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimers Assocation or Heartland Hospice, Ann Arbor. To share a memory, please visit vermeulenfunralhome.com.
CRAMER DENNIS L. Age 60, passed March 8, 2013 after a long battle. Beloved father of Drew. Proud grandfather of Lida Rose. Dear friend of Kimberly Young. Brother of Diane (Jim) Skowronek, Larry, Donna (Jim) Cramer-Posey. Predeceased by his parents Cecil and Gertrude and sister Doris. A graveside service will be held Tuesday 11 a.m. at Oakview Cemetery in Royal Oak. Memorials appreciated to the Humane Society. Please share a memory at SullivanFuneralDirectors.com .
DYE NANCY M. February 17, 2013, Age 75 of Plymouth. Beloved wife of the late Edward Dye. Loving mother of Sue (Marc) Wilson, Tammy (Patrick) Elliott, Tim (Nancy) Dye and Jeff Dye. Proud grandmother of Shannon, Katie, Tommy, Sean and Keira. Dear step-mother of Robert (Gail) Dye, Michael (Diana) Dye, the late Edd (Jill) Dye, and Betty (Bill) Herrick. Gathering Friday 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. Memorial Service at Risen Christ Lutheran Church, 46250 W. Ann Arbor Road (btwn Sheldon and Beck) Plymouth 48170. Memorials may be made to Risen Christ Lutheran Church. To share a memory, please visit vermeulenfuneralhome.com
DZIECIOLOWSKI DONALD Age 68 of Taylor, MI. Loving husband of Debra Diederichs. Dear father of Patrick and Eric of Murray, Kentucky. Preceded in death by parents Stanley and Gertrude and brother Harry. Donald will be cremated and then laid to rest at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Donald was a Veteran of the U.S. Army and served proudly in the Vietnam War. Arrangements were conducted by the Taylor Chapel of Howe-Peterson Funeral Homes, 9800 S. Telegraph Rd.
ERKFITZ JOSEPHINE Age 98, March 7, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Alvin. Loving mother of Ken (Pam) and the late Russell. Mother-in-law of Beverly. Grandmother of Pamela (Scott) Miller, Cynthia (Kenneth) Sirls, William, Sharon Carter, Susan (Craig) Lamb and Gayle (Ryan) Burlinson. Great-grandmother of nine, Great-great-grandmother of one. Visitation Sunday 3-8 p.m. with funeral services Monday 10 a.m. at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 N. Inkster Road, Garden City (between Ford Road and Cherry Hill). Family suggests memorials to the Alzheimer's Association or ALS Association. www.santeiufuneralhome.com
FARQUHARSON DOROTHY JEAN 84, passed away peacefully on March 6, 2013. Born August 25, 1928 to the late James and Dorothy (nee Carter) Farquharson. She lived in NY and NJ before retiring to Clinton Township, MI. Beloved sister of Doris Ericksen of Grosse Pointe; Dear aunt to Bruce Ericksen of Alaska; Craig (Donna) Ericksen of Shepherd, MI and Ellen (Randall) Davis of Crownpoint, NM. Also survived by loving grand-nephews Matthew, Benjamin and Joshua Ericksen, Andrew Davis and grandniece Callie Rose Davis. Burial to be at the family plot on Long Island. Memorial donations to New Life Presbyterian Church, 17345 Fifteen Mile Road, Clinton Township, MI 48035. ahpeters.com
FASANO EMORY J. Age 60, March 4, 2013. Beloved husband of Cynthia for 37 years. Loving father of Michael (Rachel) and David. Brother of Frances (Ronald), Ralph (Mike), Virginia (Jeffrey), Angelo and Helen (Frederick). Also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends. Visitation Sunday 2-9 p.m. at the Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 Six Mile Road in Livonia. Funeral service Monday, in state 10:00 a.m. until the time of Mass at 10:30 a.m. at St. Kenneth Catholic Church, 14951 Haggerty Rd. in Plymouth. Interment Glen Eden Cemetery. Memorial contributions appreciated to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
FEASEL MARIE G. March 5, 2013. Dearest mother of Al (Shelby) Fernandez, Julia Garris, Carolyn (Elek) Tarkanyi, and Lee Ann Panagiotides. Loving grandmother of 14 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Lester Reagan. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Share condolences at www.stanleyturowskifuneralhome.com
FECTEAU MAUREEN GERALYN, age 48 passed away on Sunday, March 3, 2013 in Dearborn. Loving mother of Jessica Goletz. Dear daughter of Joan (Paul) Guzik of Plymouth. Beloved sister of Karen (Brian) Gates of Louisville, KY, Karol Fecteau of Sumrall, MS, Paul (Marie) Fecteau of St. Charles, IL, and Susan (Laura) Fecteau of Ann Arbor. Survived by former husband Edward (Pamela) Goletz of Macomb and fiancé John Bienkowski of Westland. Predeceased by father Raymond Fecteau, brother Gary Fecteau, and sister Joan Fecteau Turner. She also leaves many nieces and nephews. Maureen was the youngest of seven children, grew up in Fair Haven and went to Algonac Schools. She held an Associate Degree summa cum laude from Henry Ford Community College and was studying Sociology at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. From her earliest age, Maureen was outgoing, warm, and exuberant, although she struggled with Bipolar Disorder throughout her life. Family was always of the utmost importance to her, as she had close relationships with her cousins as well as many friends and their families, whom she defined as family. At her best moments she knew how to seize joy and add fun to every occasion she participated in. Her intelligence and determination were passed down to her daughter, who was the center of her life. A quote Maureen posted on her Facebook page is a suitable epitaph for one who loved so deeply and suffered so much in her life: "To understand is to forgive, even oneself." Visitation Thursday March 14th 3-8 p.m. with a Thursday 6:30 p.m. funeral service at Vermeulen Funeral Home, 46401 W Ann Arbor Rd., (btwn Sheldon & Beck) Plymouth. Memorial contributions may be made to Mercy Education Project, 1450 Howard St., Detroit MI 48216 or Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance, P.O. 371, Clawson, MI 48017 To share memory with the family please vist vermeulenfuneralhome.com
FLACK ELSIE VIRGINIA, age 89, March 7, 2013, of Grosse Pointe Woods. Beloved wife of the late Leo. Loving mother of Carol Flack, Linda Selak, Leon (Rebecca) Flack and Nancy (Paul) Selcke. Dear grandmother of Nicole (Kristopher), Elizabeth (Matthew), David, Evan, Emily, Ben, Jack and Madeline. Great-grandmother of Carter and Thomas. Also survived by her sister-in-law Edna Koss. She was preceded in death by her siblings, Valeria Jacqulich, Olga Malnar, Adolph Koss and Herman Koss. Please share memories at www.cremationmichigan.com
FRASER JAMES W. Of Clarkston, March 7, 2013. Age 72. Husband of Susan. Father of Mark (Lisa) Fraser and Alison (Mark) Wieck. Grandpa of Andrew. Brother-in-law of Larry (Lupe) Roy. Preceded in death by his grandson Ian James and brothers, John, Fred, and Robert. Jim served in the U.S. Army and retired from JPT. Funeral service Tuesday 10 a.m. at the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston, where friends may visit Monday 3-9 p.m. Interment All Saints Cemetery; Memorials may be made to American Lung Assn or MI Humane Society; Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com.
FREY ROBERTA "BOBBIE" February 21, age 77. Survived by two daughters, three sons and their spouses, 13 grandchildren, five great-grand-children and one great-great grandchild. Also survived by her sister Edith (Jerry) Rice. Hygrades retiree and Moose member. Memorial Gathering Sunday, March 17, 11a.m.-5 p.m. with a Noon Service at the clubhouse of the Kings Mill Co-op, 18120 Jamestown Circle, Northville, MI 48168. For more info please visit www.harryjwillfuneralhome.com .
GIRTEN DOLORES A. Age 81. Beloved wife of the late Milburn "Tom" and the late John Gubachy. Loving mother of John Christopher (Lisa) Gubachy and Ken (Karen) Gubachy. Step-mother of Cathy Daisy, Wayne (Susan) Girten, and Pam (Mark) Levitan. Grandmother of Katie, Holly, Sheila, Taylor, and Nathan. Dear sister of Elizabeth Mistura and the late Donald Robertson. Visitation Tuesday 3-8 p.m. at Charles Step Funeral Home, 18425 Beech Daly (between 6 and 7 Mile). In state Wednesday 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Service at St. James Presbyterian Church, 25350 W. 6 Mile Rd. (between Beech Daly and Telegraph Rd.). Entombment White Chapel Cemetery. Contributions to American Cancer Society and Angela Hospice appreciated. Condolences to CharlesStepFuneralHome.com
GOUGH JEROME ROSS "JERRY" Age 72. June 22, 1940 - March 5, 2013. Beloved husband of Barbara Joan (nee Gilchrist) Gough. Loving father of Matthew Ross (Julie) Gough. Cherished stepfather of David William Blalock. Loving grandfather of Lincoln Mitchell Gough and Cassidy Lois Gough. Cherished brother of Joyce (Gerald) McSpadden and the late James M. Gough. Uncle of two nieces. Son of the late Ross and Lois Beveridge Gough. Educator for 35 years. Memorial Service at Northville Presbyterian Church, 200 East Main Street, Northville, MI, March 16, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. Suggested memorials to Michigan Jazz Festival, 20457 Maplewood St., Livonia, MI 48152-2022 or International Multiple Myeloma Foundation, 12650 Riverside Dr. Suite 206, North Hollywood, CA, 91607 or at myeloma.org in lieu of flowers. www.thayer-rock.com
GREENSPAN FRED E. Beloved husband of 63 years of Elaine Greenspan. Cherished father of Jan (Dr. Marc) Dunn and Jill Greenspan Gun. Loving grandfather of Dr. Lara Dunn, Johanna Dunn, Alana Gun, and Lauren Gun. Brother of Marshall (Benita) Greenspan. Brother-in-law of Bruce and Joanne Polozker and Gloria and Stuart Kallman. Devoted son of the late Harry and the late Sarah Greenspan. Son-in-law of the late Dr. Jacob and the late Ann Polozker. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, and a world of friends. SERVICES 3:30 TUESDAY AFTERNOON AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020. INTERMENT BETH EL MEMORIAL PARK. www.irakaufman.com
HAJDAS ANNA, 96, of Sterling Heights died Friday, March 8, 2013. Loving mother of Henry "Hank" (Marilyn "Joan") Hajdas and Gloria Tennant; dear grandmother of Chris (Nicole), Amy, Janet (Brad) and Kara; dearest great-grandmother of Fred, Lucia and Henry. Funeral 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at Hauss Funeral Home, Macomb. Burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Detroit. Visitation Monday 2-8 p.m. with 7 p.m. scripture service at the funeral home. Memorials to Hospice of Michigan or St. Michael's Catholic Community. www.haussfuneralhomes.com
HARRINGTON MARIE Age 86, March 7, 2013 of Westland. Beloved wife of the late John. Loving mother of Paula, Lisa (Bill) Lezotte and John. Proud grandmother of Ashleigh Lezotte. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visitation Sunday 2-9 p.m. with a Rosary at 6 p.m. at Vermeulen Funeral Home, 980 N. Newburgh Rd. (between Ford and Cherry Hill), Westland. In state Monday 1 p.m. until Funeral Mass at 1:30 p.m. at St. Theodore of Canterbury Catholic Church, 8200 Wayne Rd., (between Warren and Joy) Westland. Memorials may be made to Susan G. Komen or to Capuchin Soup Kitchen. To share a memory, please visit vermeulenfuneralhome.com
HART WILLIAM E. Age 88, March 7, 2013. Beloved husband of the late Ruth; Dear father of James E. Hart (Theodora), John W. Hart (Cheryl) and Susan L. Wyrick (Charlie); Dear grandfather of Ben, Shannon and Dan Hart; Dear great-grandfather of Elan and Ari Hart. Funeral service Monday 1:00 p.m. at St. Paul's United Methodist Church (Rickard Chapel), 620 Romeo St., Rochester with visitation beginning at 12:00 p.m. Private Interment at VanHoosen Jones-Stoney Creek Cemetery. www.pixleyfh.com
HOCH RUTH Age 86, passed away Sunday, March 3, 2013. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 16th at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 2040 S. Commerce, Walled Lake. Complete obituary at: lynchfamilyfuneraldirectors.com
JAEGER PHILIP V. March 7, 2013. Age 93. Beloved husband of Virginia (nee Florczak) for 65 years. Loving father of Jane (Marvin) Meloche, Philip J. (Belinda) Jaeger, Lydia (Joseph) Danik, Cynthia (Barry) Upleger, Barbara (Mike) Gillain and Judy Novak. Proud and loving grandfather of 17 and great-grandfather of 11. Also survived by his sister-in-law Norma Jaeger. Predeceased by 4 brothers and 4 sisters. Mr. Jaeger was proud to serve in the US Navy during WWII. Visitation Sunday 3-9 p.m. with a 7:15 p.m. Scripture service at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). In state Monday 9 a.m. until time of 9:30 a.m. Mass at St. Rene Goupil Catholic Church, 35955 Ryan Rd. (N. of 15 Mile Rd.). Please share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com
KARKOSKI IRENE, age 85 of Redford. Cherished wife of the late Frank "Fritz". Loving mother of James Carl. Dearest aunt of Barbara (the late Walter) Hetner, Kevin (Jane) Hetner and Lynne (Patrick) Bain. Funeral Monday at St. Edith Catholic Church, 15089 Newburgh Rd., Livonia (S. of 5 Mile) In-State 10 a.m., Mass 10:30 a.m. Memorial Contributions may be made to Angela Hospice. Please visit online guestbook fredwoodfuneralhome.com
KIRBY KATHRYN UMPHREY Associated Press Reporter in the Detroit area during World War II, died March 3, at age 95 at St. Anne's Mead, Southfield, Michigan. She is survived by her three children, Mary Kirby, Julia Kirby, and Thomas Kirby and his wife Mary McGeehan, and by her grandchildren Kathryn Kirby, and Liam and Emma McGeehan Kirby. She is predeceased by her former husband William John Kirby and her brother William F. Umphrey. She graduated from Michigan State University and worked full time as a reporter for the Associated Press during World War II, writing features about the local war effort. After the war, she married and raised her children. She continued to write occasional newspaper features and was actively involved in the Grosse Pointe Chapters of the American Association of University Women, Services for Older Citizens, and the League of Women Voters. She taught journalism at the University of Detroit and Wayne State University. She received her master's degree in Gerontology from University of Michigan, and pursued interests in anthropology, reading, and writing throughout her life. Her funeral will be held on Tuesday, March 12 at St. Anne's Mead, 16106 Southfield Road, Dearborn, Michigan. Donations to St. Anne's Mead (address above).
KLOTZ EVA MARIE of Northville, passed away March 7, 2013. Age 89. Loving wife of the late Richard. Beloved mother of Barb Zaguroli and Margie (Randy) McDonald. Cherished Grams of Jaime Zaguroli-Smith and husband Dan Smith, Jimmy Zaguroli and fiancée Kelly Walker and Jenny Klotz. Survived by brother, Eugene Hajduk (Sharon), step-son James Klotz and many loving nieces and nephews. Visitation Sunday 1-9 p.m. at the Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 Six Mile Rd., Livonia. In state Monday 9 a.m. until time of Mass 9:30 am at St. Aidan Catholic Church, 17500 Farmington Rd., Livonia. Internment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. www.harryjwillfuneralhome.com
LANGE LAWRENCE R., JR. March 8, 2013, age 66 of Bloomfield Hills. Beloved husband of Victoria E. "Vicki" (nee Wolf) for 45 years. Dear father of Elizabeth "Liz" Herbert (Dr. Joshua B). Loving grandfather of Joshua B. Herbert, II and Josephine E. Herbert. Son of Lawrence R. Sr. and the late Margaret (nee Epping). Brother of Kimberly, Kevin, Lorraine Deffenbaugh (Daren), Mary and the late Kathleen Lange-Kohn. Funeral service Tuesday 11 a.m. at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward (btwn. 13-14 Mile), 248-549-0500. Family will receive friends Monday 3-7 p.m. Memorials to the American Heart Association or University of Notre Dame. View obituary and share memories at www.desmondfuneralhome.com
LIEBECK CAROLYN M. age 72, of Houghton Lake (formerly of Garden City and Sterling Heights), passed away March 8. Beloved wife of Norman. Dear mother of Dawn (George) Scheipner and Cathie (Edward) Budd. Loving grandmother of Amanda, Laura, Jenna, Karen, and Kristin. Dear sister of Lois (Ken) Mach. Visitation today from 2:00-9:00 p.m. with 7:00 p.m. funeral service at the Sterling Heights Chapel of the E.J. Mandziuk & Son Funeral Directors, Inc., 3801 18 Mile Rd. (N.W. corner of 18 and Ryan).
MARGSH ISABEL (GREEN) passed away on February 19, 2013. She was born in Detroit on January 26, 1937, graduated from Cooley High School in 1955, and lived her final 45 years near the water in St. Clair Shores. She is survived by her brother, William (Mary) and nieces, Allison and Kallyn. Also survived by niece, Sharon (Phil), and eight other nephews and a niece. Preceded in death by sister, Jeanette, nephew, Steven, and loving companion Hal Pilkey. Isabel worked at General Motors for 37 years and was a long-time member of the North Point Yacht Club. A Memorial Service will be held at the Unity Church of Farmington Hills, 32500 Thirteen Mile Rd, Sunday, March 24, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. Donations can be made to the American Lung Association.
MARKEL SYLVIA (GLUKLICK) February 8, 2013 at the age of 101. She was born in Edmonton, Alberta on December 8, 1911 to Samuel and Annie Gluklick, one of ten children. The family immigrated to Detroit in 1920. Sylvia became a salesperson in her early teens, a career that continued into her early nineties. For more than forty years she sold advertising specialties and was known as Sylvia Markel "Your Idea Gal". Sylvia was the beloved mother to three, grandmother to seven, great grandmother to eleven, and aunt to countless adoring nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held to celebrate her life on Sunday, April 14th at Ira Kaufman Chapel, Southfield. 248-569-0020.
MARKWOOD SUSAN R. 47, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loved ones on March 7. She is preceded in death by her parents, Ronald and Rosebud, and her sister, Debra Kay Wasik. Loving sister of Bradford P. (Cheryl) and brother-in-law, Mark Wasik. Cherished aunt of Russell, Janice Cole (Phillip), and Allie Wasik. Family will receive friends at Neely-Turowski Life Story Funeral Home, 45100 Warren Rd., Canton, on Tuesday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., where a Funeral Service will be held at 1 p.m. The family suggests donations be made to the American Cancer Society or Angela Hospice in her name. www.neely-turowski.com
MASTERS HELEN March 6, 2013 for 73 years. Beloved wife of Jack. Dear mother of Mark and Ronald (Christa). Loving grandmother of Matthew, Ronald Jr. and Maria. Dear sister of Robert and William Vitoratos. Visitation Saturday 4:00-9:00 p.m. and Sunday 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Gendernalik Funeral Home, 35259 Twenty-Three Mile Road, New Baltimore. Funeral Monday 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home.
McDOWELL T. ELLSWORTH was called to his heavenly father on February 25, 2013 at the age of 101. He is survived by his wife of 75 years, Lucille (Dunn); their four children, Tom, Diane, Rick and Jerry; 12 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. He practiced Optometry in Northwest Detroit for 42 years before retiring to Florida in 1968. The internment was held in Pompano Beach, Florida on March 2, at the Forest Lawn Funeral Home.
MCNARY PHILIP EARL, 71, passed away in his beloved Detroit Michigan, Thursday, March 7, 2013. He was born in Highland Park, Michigan June 13, 1941. Precious husband of Joanne McNary, loving father of Tammy McNary (Steven Hagler), Todd (Tamaki) McNary, and Craig McNary. Proud and adoring papa of darling Siena. Survived by sister, Irene Woloson, brother-in-law, Joe Torregrossa, sister-in-law, June Torregrossa, and many nieces and nephews. Phil was preceded in death by his parents Marie and Arthur Earl McNary, sister Suzanne Schreiber, brother-in-law Dave Schreiber, and brother-in-law Richard Woloson. A private gathering will be held for immediate family. Memorials may be made in Phil's name to St. Aloysius Catholic Parish, 1234 Washington Blvd., Detroit, MI 48226 313-237-5810, Fr. Tod Laverty, OMF, Pastor.
MELLINGER DR. RAYMOND CRAIG 19242013 died Monday, March 4, in East Lansing. He was 88. Dr. Mellinger's life was an enlightened American journey that started in rural Ohio and progressed to see him serve his country, reach the height of his profession, travel the world, and help raise a thriving family, with his beloved wife, Joan (Button), at his side from almost the very beginning. After graduating from high school in the Youngstown, Ohio, area, he attended undergraduate and medical school at The Ohio State University, receiving a master's in pathology and doctorate in medicine with distinction in 1948. Dr. Mellinger began a residency at Henry Ford Hospital in July of that year, but then left to serve as regimental surgeon for the U.S. Army's 35th Infantry in occupied Japan. After his overseas commitment, Dr. Mellinger, Joan and their first child, Christine, returned to Detroit (eventually settling in Grosse Pointe Park) and to Ford Hospital. He was appointed associate physician in the Division of Endocrinology by its chief, Dr. Richmond W. Smith, in 1953. When Dr. Smith became the hospital's chief of medicine in 1966, Dr. Mellinger was named head of endocrinology, a post he held until his partial retirement in 1989. His distinguished career at Ford Hospital was marked by the treatment of countless patients, his administrative duties as chief of division, and leadership of the Endocrine Research Laboratory. He was also a leading scholar in his field, having authored or coauthored more than 85 medical publications. Dr. Mellinger had far-ranging clinical interests, but he was best known for his treatment and research of Cushing's syndrome; he collected more than 150 cases of the disease that illustrated its complex nature. His involvement in medical scholarship extended to his post as editor of the Henry Ford Hospital Medical Journal from 1982 to 1992 and his involvement with the hospital's Endocrine Fellowship Program, which attracted numerous young physicians from around the world. But Dr. Mellinger's life was not confined to the hospital. A talented pianist who served as accompanist to various church choirs, he harbored a lifelong love of classical music, which he nourished by attending Detroit Symphony Orchestra concerts and, as a young man, seeing the Russian composer and pianist Sergei Rachmaninoff perform. A book, most often a biography or historical work, was always at his side, and he was quick to engage in deep, illuminating conversations about his latest intellectual discovery. Dr. Mellinger had an interest in carpentry, and spent many weekend hours building furniture in his basement workshop. He and Joan took a keen interest in the natural world; they lovingly maintained their gardens and took delight in identifying the many birds that visited their yard. The Mellingers were globe-trotters, making many trips to Europe and Asia when they weren't visiting their family from coast to coast. Dr. Mellinger reserved his deepest love and devotion for his family, which grew to six children and 13 grandchildren. He led quietly but surely by his sterling example, a revered patriarch who during family dinners in later years sat not at the head of the table but at one side, across from his wife and surrounded by his children. Dr. Mellinger is preceded in death by his parents; his sisters, Phoebe and June; and his beloved wife of more than 63 years, Joan. He is survived by his children, Christine (Tom Greenwood of Seattle, WA), Craig (Barbara Dinneen of Wichita, KS), Jennifer (Gordon Hay of Falls Church, VA), Gretchen (Joseph Kirby of Lansing), Sarah Slattery of Grand Rapids, and Joel (Mary Mellinger of Sonoma, CA); his grandchildren and step-grandchildren; and his great-granddaughter. No services will be held at this time. Those desiring may make memorial contributions in Dr. Mellinger's memory to the National Ataxia Foundation, 2600 Fernbrook Ln, Ste 119, Minneapolis, MN 55447-4752. The family is being served by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, East Lansing, Michigan. On line condolences may be made at www.greastlansing.com
MILLER ROBERT W. March 7, 2013, Age 86. Beloved husband of Jean. Loving father of Gordon (Janet) Miller, Christine (Kenneth) Pfent, Sandra (Joe) Patti, and the late Andrew Miller. Dear grandfather of Jennifer (Greg) Combs, Lauren (Aaron) Rienas, and Judith Luke. Dear great-grandfather of Nathaniel, Caden, Ellie, Jadah, Breauna, Peyton, Jillian, Henry, Maddie, and Tucker. Visitation Tuesday 10:00 a.m. until time of funeral service 11:30 a.m. at the Wasik Funeral Home, Inc., 49150 Schoenherr Rd. (N. of 22 Mile) Shelby Twp. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.wasikfuneralhome.com.