BURKEEN LARRY "LARS" Age 58, co-owner of C&N Party Rental. Beloved son of Patricia and the late Earnest Burkeen, Loving partner of Patrick Gilbert and step-father to Michael Gilbert. Dear brother of Robert Burkeen, Kathleen (Les) Thompson, Jan (Blake) Bennett, Nancy (Bernard) DeSantis and many nieces and nephews. Visitation Wednesday 2 - 9 p.m. at the A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 32000 Schoenherr, Warren. Funeral service Thursday at First Presbyterian Church of Royal Oak, 529 Hendrie Blvd., Royal Oak 48607 at 11 a.m.
CARR NONA B. born October 6, 1925 died April 11, 2011. Nona passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones. She will be remembered as a smart, sassy, and charismatic woman. She is survived by son Peter J. Carr and daughter Marianne E. Miller, granddaughter Amy E. Saltzman (Jeremy), and her two great granddaughters Riley and Jordyn. A luncheon will be held on April 20, 2011 please contact family. Memorials can be sent to the Michigan Humane Society and Arbor Hospice.
CRAFT CHRISTOPHER FRED 12/23/57- 04/04/12, of Warren, MI, is survived by his wife of 26 years, Michelle (nee Haselhuhn), and sisters, Pegge Craft, and Pam Telezinski. He is preceded in death by parents, George Jay and Shirley Ann (Cini) Craft. Chris was a graduate of Lincoln High School and worked at Hayes-Lemmerz, Southfield, in the maintenance dept. A Memorial service will be 1 p.m., Saturday, April 21, 2012 at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 26830 W. Park Ave., Roseville.
CRISCENTI SAM April 14, 2012. Age 90. Beloved husband of Fina for 57 years. Loving father of Angie, Peter (Maribeth) and Carlo (Shelley). Proud grandfather of Samantha, Jessica, Carissa and Rebecca. Dear brother of Mario (Dottie), Frank (Patricia), John (Nancy), Ann (Jim) Malkowski and the late Jim (Kathy) and sister-in-law Pat Crescenti. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Sam enjoyed spending time with family playing cards, Fina's cooking and monthly bus trips to the casino. Visitation at the Sterling Heights Chapel of the Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 13650 East Fifteen Mile Road (at Schoenherr) Tuesday 2-9 p.m. with rosary at 6:30 p.m. In state Wednesday 11:00 a.m. until Mass at 11:30 a.m. at St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church, 31555 Hoover, Warren. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Donations to Alzheimers Association would be appreciated. Memories shared at www.bcfh.com.
FLOREK JOSEPH STANLEY April 15, 2012, Age 92. Beloved husband of the late Jane. Dear father of Marilyn Florek and Robert (Carolyn) Florek. Loving grandfather of Daniel Florek and Julia Florek. Visitation Wednesday 2-9 p.m. with a Wake Service 7 p.m. at the Wasik Funeral Home, Inc. 11470 Thirteen Mile Road (west of Hoover) Warren. In state Thursday 9 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass 9:30 a.m. at St. Blase Catholic Church, 12151 Fifteen Mile (east of Dodge Park) Sterling Heights. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.wasikfuneralhome.com
GIRARD JEAN (née: FAUCHER) Born July 19, 1918. Died peacefully at home April 14, 2012. Beloved wife of Deacon Larry Girard celebrating 60 years of marriage. Loving mother of Anne Marschner, Paul (Linda), Mary (José Flores), Clare, and Tom (Liz Geisler). Little Grandma to Jeremy, Carl, Brian, Ian, and Cameron. Also survived by four great-grandchildren. Loving daughter of the late Al and Kate Faucher. Preceded in death by her siblings Connie (Clem) Sevonty, Greg (Vermelda) Faucher and Sister Beatrice Faucher IHM. Proud graduate of Holy Redeemer H.S. and Marygrove College. Visitation Tuesday at Hackett-Metcalf Funeral Home, 2640 Monroe Blvd. (near W. Outer Drive) Dearborn, 12-9p.m. with a Rosary at 7:30p.m. In state Wednesday at St. Sebastian Catholic Church, 3965 Merrick St. in Dearborn Heights, 10a.m. until the time of Mass at 11a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Sebastian.
GOLTZ ROBERT NELSON April 15, 2012 age 88. Beloved husband of the late Norma Jean (nee Washburn). Loving father of the late Daniel (Denise), Janet (the late Tom) Onofrey, Susan (Dan) Ryan, Joanne (Rob) Croy and Kathleen (Jim) Smock. Loving Grandfather of 13 and two great grandchildren. Dearest brother of Harvey (Alice), Virginia (Bernie) Quell and the late William (the late Laura). Visitation Wednesday 3-9 pm at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons Inc. 36900 Schoenherr Rd. at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Scripture Service Wednesday 7:00 pm. In state Thursday 11:00 am until 11:30 am time of Mass at St. Peter Church (Mt. Clemens) 95 Market St. at Pine St. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen appreciated. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com.
HABERSKI KELLEY ANNE age 52, passed away peacefully April 15, 2012 after a long battle with cancer. Wonderful, loving wife and soul mate of Mark; mother of her wonderful and courageous daughters Amanda and Julie Charney and Brianna Haberski; Loving daughter of Margaret and the late Andrew Cherny. Also survived by a supportive and understanding former husband George Charney Jr.; her sister Marjorie Al-Sandouk (James Passanise); her nieces Olivia and Emily; two nephews Reid and Brandon; her best friend Jamie Davidson; and a multitude of wonderful friends who stood beside her throughout her life. Visitation Wednesday 1-9 p.m. and Funeral Service Wednesday 7 p.m. at the Allen Park Chapel-Martenson Family of Funeral Homes, 10915 Allen Rd. (corner of Goddard). Inurnment Michigan Memorial Park. According to Kelley's wishes, contributions in memory of her life may be made to the Humane Society of Michigan. Visit her tribute at www.martenson.com.
Harms Linda Marie (nee Cutrera) April 15, 2012, age 50 of Plymouth. Longtime lead singer for "Stiletto". Beloved wife of James "Jymi". Loving mother of Nicole Quanttlander and Cody Short. Dear sister of Richard Cutrera, and Thomas (Tina) Cutrera. Proud "grammy" of Skyler, Rylee, and Lexi Quanttlander. Dear aunt of James, Cecilia, and Krista. Funeral Thursday 10:30 a.m. at Vermeulen Funeral Home, 46401 W. Ann Arbor Rd. (between Sheldon and Beck), Plymouth. Visitation Wednesday 2-9 p.m. Interment United Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to the Linda Harms Memorial Fund, c/o P.O. Box 851006, Westland, MI 48185. To share a memory, please visit vermeulenfuneralhome.com.
HOFFIZ PHILIP R. April 15, 2012, age 88 peacefully at home in Bloomfield Hills. Longtime attorney in the Detroit area. Beloved husband of the late Patricia M. for 46 years. Dear father of Kimberly Whipple (Kenneth) and Philip, Jr. (Lois). Loving grandfather of Kathleen "Katy" Whipple. Brother of Jeanette Souaid. His family appreciates the loving care of Maggie. Family will receive friends at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward (between 13-14 Mile), Wednesday, 4-7p.m. Trisagion 7p.m. Funeral service Thursday 10am at St. Mary Antiochian Christian Orthodox Church, 3212 W. Twelve Mile Rd. Berkley. In strict lieu of flowers family prefers memorial tributes to the Michigan Animal Rescue League, 790 Featherstone, Pontiac, MI 48342. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
HULL MARGEAN BROWN Age 87, of Rochester Hills died Friday April 13, 2012 in Humboldt, Tennessee at the Tennessee State Veterans Home. Where she was known as "Sweet Ms. Margean." She was born to the late Conley and Helen Brown in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She married the late Buddie Hull in 1944, and they made their home together in Waterford, Michigan. Margean starting working at General Motors in 1944 and worked for over 30 years. She was an active member of Fellowship United Methodist Church in Troy. She loved to golf, ladies lunch club, bingo and enjoyed many years of boating and traveling with her husband. Margean is survived by three children: Larry Hull, of North Carolina; the late Darlene Hull Stauffer, of Michigan and Garry Hull of Tennessee. She is also survived by six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. A Memorial Celebration will take place this summer at the Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly Michigan where she will join her husband Buddie. In lieu of flowers please send donations to: Tennessee State Veterans Home-Humboldt 2865 Main Street Humboldt, TN 38343-3070 Online registry at MedinaFuneralHome.com Medina Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 302 W. Church Avenue - Medina, Tennessee 38355 (731) 783-1110
JOHNS AGNES M., April 16, 2012, Age 86. Beloved wife of the late John M. Dear sister of Theresa Williams (James), William Wandell (Helen), Rosemary Chuey (Donald), Robert Wandell (Betty) and the late John Wandell (Joanne). Also survived by 15 nieces and nephews, and 15 great nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends Wednesday 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 Thursday 10 a.m. at St. Thomas More Church, 4580 N. Adams Rd., Troy. Prayers at funeral home Thursday 9:15 a.m. with procession to church. Memorial tributes to Capuchin Soup Kitchen or St. Aloysius Community. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
KEENE MARGARET A. "MAGGIE" Age 92 of Lincoln Park. Beloved wife of the late Clayton. Loving mother of Gail (the late Douglas) Shinaberry, James (Carol), and the late Robert. Dear grandmother of Debra, Mark, Brian, Bruce, and Kristie. Dearest great-grandmother of Michael, Blane, Brandon, Zachary, and Kyle. Visitation Tuesday 1-8 p.m. Funeral Wednesday 11 a.m. at the John K. Solosy Funeral Home. 3206 Fort St., Lincoln Park, 313-383-1870. www.solosyfuneralhome.com
KOSMACK DONALD E. age 80, of St. Clair, died April 15, 2012. Born April 2, 1932 in Detroit. Donald served with the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War and was a firefighter for the City of Roseville for 25 years. Loving husband of 60 years to Nancy Kosmack, beloved father of Richard (Cindy) Kosmack and Susan (Steven) Lemerand, cherished grandfather of Marcus, Michael, James, Thomas, Daniel and Kenneth, great grandfather of Mariah and Creed and brother of Linda Kosmack. Service Friday, April 20th at 11 am at Young Funeral Home, China Twp. Visiting Thursday 2-9 pm. Memorials to St. John Hospice. www.youngcolonial.com
LEIPHART MURIEL S. Age 92, April 15, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Robert. Loving mother of Robert John (Janet), James (Sharon), and Sue. Proud grandmother of Rob (Rachel), Erika (Aaron), Cory (Rebecca), Shelley, and Drew, and great-grandmother of four. Funeral service Thursday 11 a.m. at McCabe Funeral Home, 31950 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. Visitation Wednesday 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the Alzheimer's Association. www.mccabefuneralhome.com
McPHEE GERALD GORDON Age 75, of St. Clair, died April 14, 2012. He was born January 29, 1937 in Ferndale to James and Winifred McPhee. Mr. McPhee was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and retired from Utica Industries. Surviving are his wife, Margaret; children, Kevin (Janet) of St. Clair and Kurt (Kristine) of Milford; brother, Robert, of Royal Oak and grandchildren, Nicholas, Scott and Kyle. Visitation Wednesday 4-9 p.m. Service Thursday 2 p.m. at the Kinsey-Garrett Funeral Home, 420 S. Lafayette, Royal Oak. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to a charity of your choice. www.kinsey-garrett.com.
MILLER FRANK ROBERT Age 79, passed away April 13, 2012. Son of Louis and Christine. Preceded in death by loving wife Nancy, to whom he was married for 34 years, and had three children. Survived by sons Mark (Laura), Greg (Leis), and Michael (Elizabeth); grandchildren Margot, Beau, Meryll, Ava, Tommy, and Nicklas; wife Carol. Frank was dear brother to Christine, Louie, Joe, Marion and John. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Frank retired from the Detroit Free Press. Memorial services are pending.
Moers Wilfred H. Age 86 April 15, 2012 of Westland. Beloved husband of the late Margaret J. Loving father of Linda (David) Paul and Gregory (Mercedes) Moers. Proud grandfather of Jenny (John), Ryan and David and of one great-grandchild, Liam. Dear brother of one sister and two brothers. Visitation Wednesday 5-8 p.m. with a 6:30 p.m. Funeral Service at Vermeulen Funeral Home, 980 N. Newburgh Rd., (between Ford and Cherry Hill) Westland. Memorials to MI Humane Society or to St. John's Evangelical Church would be appreciated. To share a memory, please visit vermeulenfuneralhome.com
MORDIS ROBERT Beloved Husband of 59 years of Sophie Mordis. Cherished father of David (Judi) Mordis, Laura Mordis-Jackson. Loving Grandfather of Andrew Jackson and Nathaniel Jackson. Cherished brother of Alice M. Rosenblatt and the late Eva Mordis. Brother-in-law of Dorothy Newman, Martin Katz, and the late Sidney Katz. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. SERVICES 2 P.M. WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AT CONGREGATION BETH ISRAEL IN ANN ARBOR. INTERMENT AT ARBORCREST CEMETERY. ARRANGEMENTS BY THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020. www.irakaufman.com.
NOLAN GENEVIEVE April 14, 2012, Age 97. Wife of the late Albert Sr. Beloved mother of Ronald and the late Albert and Marlene. Mother-in-law to Sharon Nolan and Michael Ondercin Sr. Loving grandmother to Cheryl, Debbie, Christy, Michael Jr. and Bryan. Great grandmother to Brittany, Marissa, Sarah, Jack and Lucas. "Auntie Jean" to many. Visitation at McFarland Foss Funeral Home, 5401 Schaefer Rd., Dearborn Tuesday, 1-8pm with Rosary Service 7pm. Funeral Mass Wednesday, 10am at St. Clement Catholic Church, 5275 Kenilworth, Dearborn, with visiting prior to Mass beginning at 9:30am at church. Burial, St. Hedwig Cemetery.
NOWOSIELSKI MARIE ANNETTE (KOWALESKI), 80 born in Wyandotte, passed away Saturday, April 14, 2012, peacefully in Beaumont Hospital Grosse Pointe under the wonderful care of Beaumont Hospice. Attended Our Lady of Mount Carmel School, in Wyandotte, Michigan and Wayne State University. Trustee of Pope John Paul II Cultural Center. Tireless volunteer for Orchard Lake St. Mary's Schools, Bon Secours Assistance League, St. John Fontbonne Auxiliary, Macomb County Medical Society Auxiliary, bookkeeper for husband, Peter F. Nowosielski, MD (deceased), and consummate hostess. In retirement, continued philanthropic efforts in Marco Island, FL with San Marco Catholic Church, Newcomer's, Women's, and Alumni Clubs, and as a founding member of the Marco Island Historical Society. Loving mother of M. Cathy Nowosielski, MD (Jeffrey N. Lutz), Laura M. Nowosielski, MD (Martin S. Gillieson, MD), Camille M. Lloyd (Stephen). Grandchildren, Andrew and Ryan Lutz, and John and Erin Lloyd, will miss Grandma dearly. Survived by sisters, Helen Perry, Virginia Melotti, Camille Patterson. Predeceased by brothers, John and Albert Kowaleski. Mass of the Resurrection on Saturday, May 12, 2012, 11 a.m. at Shrine Chapel of Our Lady of Orchard Lake, 3535 Indian Trail, Orchard Lake, MI 48324. Memorial donations to Orchard Lake Schools or Beaumont Hospice at Beaumont Hospital Grosse Pointe, 468 Cadiuex, Grosse Pointe MI 48230. Please share a memory at www.cremationmichigan.com.
O'CONNOR MARIE O. (NEE SCHLACHTER) April 15, 2012, age 95 of Royal Oak, formerly of Detroit. Beloved wife, mother, grandmother and teacher. Beloved wife of the late Joseph. Dear mother of Claire Walocko (Peter), Timothy (Mary), Kathy McNamara (Jon) and the late Joseph (Fran). Grandmother of Lia, Nina, Kevin, Katelyn, Shannon, Ashley and Melissa. Family will receive friends at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward Ave. (btwn 13-14 Mile) Tuesday (today) 4-7pm. Funeral Mass Wednesday 10a.m. at National Shrine of the Little Flower, (Woodward Ave. at Twelve Mile Rd.). Visitation at church begins at 9:30a.m. Memorial tributes to St. Anne's Mead Senior Care Community, 16106 W. Twelve Mile Rd., Southfield, MI 48076. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
SERRA QUINTO G. Age 78. Beloved husband of Joan. Dear father of Anthony (Sara) Serra, Theresa (Joseph) Czarnecki, and Valentina (Nasser) Algalham. Loving grandfather of Celia and Angelina Czarnecki, Zane Algalham, and Sofia Serra. Dear brother of Giovanni, Dante, Angela Camatti, Benito and the late Valentina. Brother-in-law of Marguerite Kirby and Diane Wrobleski. Visiting Tuesday 5-8 pm and Wednesday 3-8 pm, 7 pm Rosary at Charles Step Funeral Home, 18425 Beech Daly Rd (between 6 and 7 Mile). In state Thursday 9:30 am until 10 am Mass at Our Lady of Loretto Church (Beech Daly and 6 Mile). Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Condolences to www.charlesstepfuneralhome.com.
SHEA MARILYN "BIM" April 15, 2012, Age 85. Wife, Mother, Journalist and Educator. Beloved wife of the late Ralph. Dear mother of Ruthmarie Shea (Dr. Pierre Atallah), Michael Shea (Laura), Mary Shea, Patty Shea (Steve Sohl), and Therese Shea Easton (Rich). Grandmother of Matthew, Andi (Brandon), Dr. Pierre (Elizabeth), Mike, Tim, Meghan (Cory), Kiernan, Ayla, Shealin, Maura, Samantha, and Colleen. Great grandmother of Alessa, Josephine, Sanibel, Victoria, and a baby boy on his way. Sister of the late Ruth Jane and Bill Mangan. Family will receive friends at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward (between 13-14 Mile), Tuesday, 3-8p.m. Rosary 7p.m. Funeral Mass Wednesday 10a.m. at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church, 32340 Pierce, Beverly Hills. Visitation at church begins 9:30a.m. Memorial tributes to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
SLESINSKI CAROL A. April 14, 2012. Beloved wife of the late John. Dearest mother of Sandra Ahlers (Ken), Pam Arp (Lance), John, and Tim. Grandmother of Shaun (Sara), Jacob, and Brock. Great-grandmother of Stella Carol. Service Wednesday 10 a.m. at the Sajewski Funeral Home, 19111 W. Warren. Interment St. Hedwig. Visitation Tuesday 1-8 p.m. www.sajewskifh.com
SWANGIM KEVIN M. Age 44, April 15, 2012 of Wyandotte. Husband of Lori. Loving father of Kevin, Megan and Justin Swangim. Dearest son of Grover and Linda. Dear brother of William and Lee (Dawn) Swangim. Visitation at the Taylor Chapel of the Voran Funeral Home on Tuesday 2-9 p.m. and Wednesday 1-9 p.m. Funeral Thursday, April 19, 2012, 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Entombment Michigan Memorial Park Cemetery. Visit our online guestbook and share memories at www.voranfuneralhome.com
TAYLOR VIOLET A. Age 87 of Allen Park. April 15, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Richard A. Loving mother of Sandra Taylor, John (Carol), Paul (Patricia), and the late Linda Elaine Taylor. Sister of Lillian (Bill) Autry. Proud grandmother of 12, great-grandmother of nine. Visit www.martenson.com.
WILLIS RICHARD L. "DICK" April 16, 2012. Age 71. Beloved husband of Donna. Dear father of Elaine (Daniel) Flood and Steven (Laurie). Grandfather of Lindsay, Nicholas, and Daniel. Brother of Robert and Mark Willis and Mary Nagel. Memorial Visitation Wednesday 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. from the L. J. Griffin Funeral Home, 42600 Ford Rd. (W. of Lilley). Memorial Contributions to American Cancer Association would be appreciated. Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at griffinfuneralhome.com.