BANISH LAWRENCE J. Born June 17, 1942 and died April 20, 2011. Age 68. Beloved husband of Patricia (nee Rivard). Dearest father of Cheryl (James) McVeigh, David (Gayle) Banish, Donna (Randy) Pariseau and Karen (Jon) Bratton. Loving grandfather of Andrew, Kristen, Kyle, Sarah and Tyler. Dear brother Susan (Dan) VanderHagen and William (Rosemary) Banish. Dear brother-in-law of Al Rivard. Survived by loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. Larry was married to Patricia for 50 blessed years. He worked at Chrysler and thoroughly enjoyed being retired. He loved spending time with his family, working the daily crossword puzzle, horse racing, gambling, watching sports and smoking a good cigar. Mr. Banish also loved staying at his house in Florida. Visitation Thursday 3-9 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Rosary Thursday 7:00 p.m. In state Friday 10:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. time of Mass at St. Sylvester Church, 11200 12 Mile Road (between Hoover & Van Dyke). Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com
BERKOWITZ ALFRED Age 93. Beloved husband of Helen Berkowitz. Dear father of Sharon (Leonard) Shebses and Sandra August. Loving grandfather of Amy (Steve) Klein, Nicole (Aaron) Obermyer and Heather August. Dearest great grandfather of Joshua Klein and Payton Obermyer. Dear son of the late Ben and Rose Berkowitz. GRAVESIDE SERVICES, THURSDAY 1:00 PM AT OAKVIEW CEMETERY IN ROYAL OAK. ARRANGEMENTS BY THE DORFMAN CHAPEL or visit www.thedorfmanchapel.com
BOURLIER KEN April 25, 2011. Age 69. Beloved husband of Deborah. Dearest father of Renee (Mark) Kohler, Brian (April), Jason (Heidi), and Michael (Char). Dear grandfather of Ariel, Christina, Mark Jr., Grayson, Courtney, Selby, Delaney, Greenlee, Jayden, Everly, and Kendell. Dear brother of Ron (Kathy) and Roger (Maria). Visitation Wednesday 5-9 p.m. and Thursday 2-9 p.m. at the Kaul Funeral Home, 35201 Garfield, Clinton Township. Funeral Friday at the funeral home, for time, please call the funeral home at (586) 792-5000. Entombment at Cadillac Memorial Gardens East. Please share a memory of Ken at www.kaulfuneralhome.com
BROCK GERALD "JERRY" Suddenly, April 25, age 54 of Plymouth. Loving father of Jason and the late Amber. Beloved son of Virginia and the late William. Dear brother of Susan (David) Pfeiffer, and the late Gary. Also survived by several nieces and cousins. Visitation Wednesday 3:30-9 p.m. and Funeral Thursday 11 a.m. at Vermeulen Funeral Home, 46401 West Ann Arbor Rd. (between Sheldon and Beck), Plymouth. Memorials may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. To share memories please visit vermeulenfuneralhome.com.
FABIANO LAWRENCE Age 59, April 21, 2011. Loving father of Jason (Cynthia) Fabiano. Dear son of Edward (late Jean) Fabiano. Dearest brother of Edward (Terri) Fabiano. Loving grandfather of Nicole, Brittany, Adam, Abigail and Brooklyn. Dear uncle of Tammy and Eddie. Mr. Fabiano was a longtime employee of Ford Motor Company. He also worked for Olympia Stadium and Joe Louis Arena. He was a member of the Detroit Grand Prix Association. Visitation Thursday 5 - 8 p.m. and Friday 12 - 8 p.m. at the Weise Funeral Home, 7210 Park Ave., Allen Park (313 382-1150). Rosary Friday 7:15 p.m. In state Saturday 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass 10:00 a.m. at St. Frances Cabrini Church, 9000 Laurence (at Wick) Allen Park. Interment Our Lady of Hope Cemetery. Please see our online obituary/guestbook at www.weisefuneralhome.com
FITZPATRICK ROBERT JR. Age 54, died April 24, 2011. Survived by and loved so dearly by his family. Beloved husband of Lori. Dearest father of Robert (Sarah) and Kiara Fitzpatrick. Loving grandfather of Leila Fitzpatrick. Dear brother of Greg (Kim), Michael, Timothy Fitzpatrick and Gretchen Crocker. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visitation Thursday 4-9 p.m. at Kaul Funeral Home, 28433 Jefferson, St. Clair Shores. In state Friday 10 a.m. until time of Funeral at 11 a.m. at the Funeral Home, A memoriali fund is being set up in Robert's name for his daughter Kiara. Please share a memory with the family at www.kaulfuneralhome and www.mem.com
GAULT RAYMOND WILLIAM 90, passed peacefully on April 23, 2011. He is survived by his loving wife Nancy; children Henry, Kathleen, Cynthia and Barbara; daughter-in-law Susan Gault-Brown; granddaughter Sophia Gault-Brown and brothers Donald and Robert. Ray ("Bill") is predeceased by his brother Harry. A lover of learning, he was a teacher and 51-year employee of the Grosse Pointe School System. Ray Served in WWII as a pilot in the 94th bomb group in Europe. Memorial visitation will be held Thursday, April 28, from 3 9 pm at Kaul Funeral Home, 28433 Jefferson Ave., St. Clair Shores. A Memorial Service will be held Friday 1:30 pm at the St. Clair Shores Public Library, 22500 Eleven Mile Road, St. Clair Shores. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sierra Club. Share a memory with the family at www.kaulfuneralhome.com.
HRYZODUB NICOLAS Born in Ukraine on June 9th of 1935, grew up and lived in Venezuela, later heading to the USA in pursuit of happiness. He proudly lived and worked in MI for many years, passing away on April 21st of 2011. Son of Efrosinia Hryzodub, widower of Rosemary Kimontaz and Mary Hradowsky, brother of Raiza Omelczenko and Alexandra Hryzodub. Beloved father of Elizabeth Fedirko, Nicolas Hryzodub, Natalia Hryzodub, Pablo Hryzodub, Raisa Hradowsky and Elena Hryzodub. Admired grandfather of Jhonny Rivero, Fernando Alejandro Rivero Hryzodub, Paul Fedirko, Nathalie Rivero Hryzodub, Damian Hradowsky, Nicolas Fedirko, Greg Fedirko, Justin Hradowsky, Pauline Hryzodub, Mari Elena Gama, Devin Hradowsky and Josilynn Hradowsky. Uncle to Maruka Tarabay, Lara Tarabay Julio Cesar Tarabay and Marcoantonio Tarabay. Partner in life of Valentina Bykowtez. He will be remembered and missed by all who were blessed to have been touched by his life. There will be a prayer service on Wednesday April 27 2011, from 5 pm-6 pm at the church Nicolas dedicated many years to: St. Mary Protectives Cathedral Ukranian Orthodox Church, located at 29131 Evergreen Rd. Southfield, MI 48076. Funeral services will be on Thursday April 28th of 2011 at 10 am. Burial will take place at the Resurrection Cementary located at 18201 Clinton River Rd, Clinton Twp. MI 48038 (1 Mile East of Garfield Rd) immediately after.
JAIME PETER, JR. Age 80 of Dearborn Heights, MI. April 23, 2011. Peter was a Korean War Veteran of the United States Marine Corps. Loving husband of the late Joan Ann. Beloved father of Martin (Teresa), the late Marisa, Peter (Margaret), Daniel, Melissa (Guy) Burke, Jesse, and Rebecca (Mark) Dickow. Dear brother of Jesse. Also survived by thirteen grandchildren and one great grandchild. Visitation Wednesday April 27, 2011 from 3-9 p.m. at the Taylor Chapel of Voran Funeral Home, 23750 Goddard Rd. (313) 291-1800. Rosary Wednesday 7:00 p.m. In state Thursday 9:30 a.m. with a 10:00 a.m. Mass of Resurrection to follow at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Interment St. Hedwig Cemetery. Obituary/Guest Book at www.voranfuneralhome.com
O'HARA BERNADETTE E. April 26, 2011. Beloved wife of the late Andrew. Dear mother of Patricia (Alan) Dunbar and Karen (Timothy) Standfest. Loving grandmother of Kellie, Michael, Jaclyn and the late Jeffrey. Great grandmother of Samantha and Andrew. Sister of Margaret Gorniak and Patricia O'Connor. Funeral Thursday 12 Noon from the chapel of the L. J. Griffin Funeral Home, 42600 Ford Rd. (West of Lilley Rd.). Family will receive visitors Wednesday 6 9 p.m. Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at griffinfuneralhome.com
PABIS RICHARD W. Age 75, of Roscommon, April 24, 2011. Beloved husband of the late Ada. Loving father of Cindy (Vince) Cusmano, Ron (Tina) Easterly and Bob (Cindy) Easterly. Dear grandfather of five and great grandfather of one. Dearest brother of Esther (Edward) Bardon and Priscilla (Kenneth) Wackro. He was preceded in death by his son, Kenneth Pabis, his parents, Walter and Esther Pabis, and his brothers, Robert and Ronald Pabis. Funeral service is Friday, 1 p.m., at Michigan Memorial Funeral Home, (next to Michigan Memorial Park) 30895 Huron River Dr., Huron Twp., (734) 783-2646. Visitation is Thursday, 2:00-8:00 p.m. Entombment in Michigan Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. www.michiganmemorialfuneralhome.com
PARDUE SHAWN MARIE Age 61 of Roseville. Passed away April 25, 2011. Shawn was a dedicated teacher. Beloved wife of Paul Bratfish. Loving mother of JonIan Matthews and Evan Bratfish-Pardue. Proud grandmother of Amir. Dearest sister of Sue McKeefy. Dear aunt of Cody. Shawn is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visitation today from 3 until 9 p.m.at Kaul Funeral Home, 27830 Gratiot Avenue, Roseville. A memorial mass will be held on Friday, April 29, 2011 at 10 a.m. at St. Raymond Church, 20103 Joann St. Share a memory with the family at www.kaulfuneralhome.com
PEFLEY BARBARA ANN April 5, 2011. Age 71. Beloved wife of the late Warren. Dear mother of Eva (John) McAllister, Warren (Renee) and Christopher. Memorial Service, Saturday 11 a.m. at St. Columban Catholic Church, 1775 Melton, Birmingham, MI.
PRZYBYLSKI IRENE RITA of St. Clair Shores, Michigan, Age 87, Irene died Monday, April 25, 2011 in Ann Arbor. She was born February 11, 1924 in Detroit, MI the daughter of Peter and Stella Przybylski. Irene was a longtime parishioner at St. Lucy Catholic Church in St. Clair Shores. Survivors include her sister, Monica Bennett, her brother, Peter (Joanne) Przybylski, many nieces, nephews, family and friends. In addition to her parents, Irene was preceded in death by her sister, Lucille and her brother-in-law, Terrence. The family will receive friends from 2:00 8:00 pm on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at the Nie Family Funeral Home, Liberty Road Chapel, 3767 W. Liberty Rd., Ann Arbor and again at the St. Mary Student Parish, 331 Thompson, Ann Arbor on Thursday, April 28, 2011 from 10:00 am until the time of Funeral Mass at 11:00 am. Rev. Fr. Daniel Reim officiating. Interment will be private. To read Irene's full obituary or to sign the guestbook and leave a memory, please visit her personal page at www.niefuneralhomes.com.
QUINTERO BESSIE MAY Age 86 April 23, 2011. Beloved wife of Charles. Dearest Mother of Betty (Gary) Bauchamp, Lorraine (William) Karagas and Robert Feagan. Survived by five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren Visitation Sunday, May 1, 2011 from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Duzak Funeral Home, 16600 W. Warren (six blocks east of the Southfield Expressway). Funeral Service Monday 11 a.m. at the Funeral Home. Officiating Rev. Larry Bartlett. Interment Grand Lawn Cemetery. For further information call 1(800) 331-5051.
ROSENBLAT ELAINE ROCHELLE Beloved wife of the late Arthur Rosenblat. Dear mother of Dana (Eric) Brenner-Kelley, David (Beth Cole) Goldberg, Barbara Rosenblat, Frank (Tracey) Rosenblat and Carole Rosenblat. Loving grandmother of Rhune, Rosalee, Raydin, Alex, Samuel, Ben and Maggie. Devoted sister of the late Dr. Sheldon Brenner. Also survived by many other loving family members and friends. SERVICES THURSDAY 12:30 P.M. AT THE DORFMAN CHAPEL, FARMINGTON HILLS, (248) 406-6000. INTERMENT AT THE ADAT SHALOM MEM. PARK CEMETERY or visit www.thedorfmanchapel.com
ROSS JOAN ELLEN Dear mother of Paul (Patricia) Ross and Janey Abner. Dearest sister of Jerome (Connie) Rogers. Loving grandmother of Rachel Ross, Jacqueline Ross and Dana Abner. Also many loving nieces, nephews, other family members and friends. GRAVESIDE SERVICES WEDNESDAY, 2:00 PM AT THE BETH EL MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY IN LIVONIA. ARRANGEMENTS BY THE DORFMAN CHAPEL or visit www.thedorfmanchapel.com
RUDZINSKI JUDITH A. Age 71, passed away April 22, 2011. Loving aunt of Mary Beth Flint. Great-aunt of Emily and Austin Flint. Visitation Friday 3-8 p.m. at Lee-Ellena Funeral Home, 46530 Romeo Plank (south of 21 Mile). Funeral service Saturday 11 a.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.
SAFIE LOUIS E. April 26, 2011. Age 83. Beloved husband of Therese (nee Khoury). Loving father of Yvonne (Bradley) Terryn, Linda (Fritz) Schaible, Eleanor (Raymond) Kerimian, Laura Safie and Nancy Safie. Loving and proud grandfather of Tereza, Frederick, Gregory and Steven. Dearest brother of George (Madeline), Mary (the late George) Rashid, Eleanor (Thomas) Deeby, Gloria Safie-Tactac, the late Madeline (Eddie) Salem, and the late Charles (Joanne) Safie. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Mr. Safie retired as owner of Safie Brothers Pickle Company in 1989. Louis was a charter member of Alhambra Caravan, Chesterfield Lions Club, and K of C-Mt. Clemens. He was also a member of St. Mary Church Usher's Club for over 50 years. Visitation Thursday, 3-9p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. 36900 Schoenherr Rd. at Metro Parkway (16 Mile), Rosary Thursday 7p.m. In state Friday 10a.m. until 10:30a.m. time of Mass at St. Mary Queen of Creation Church (New Baltimore) 50931 Maria (E. of M-29 at Main St.) Interment St. Mary Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book"at WujekCalcaterra.com.
SLADE EDWARD H. April 24, 2011, age 77. Beloved husband of the late Beverly. Loving step-father of Robert (Ann) Pefley, Tom Pefley, James Pefley, William Pefley (Michelle) and John (Ceci) Pefley. Dear grandfather of Nicole, Eric, Kevin, Robert, Stephanie, Douglas, Gavin, Morgan and Molly. Brother of the late Michael Slade. Visitation at O'Brien/Sullivan Funeral Home, 41555 Grand River, Novi (248) 348-1800, Wednesday 5-8 p.m. with Rosary at 7 p.m. In state at St. James Church, 46325 W. 10 Mile Rd., Novi, Thursday, 10 a.m. until Funeral Liturgy at 10:30 a.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Food Pantry at St. James Church. Online condolences: www.obriensullivanfuneralhome.com
SNIPES (HILL) OTIS LEE Age 67. Of Detroit passed away at home Friday, April 22, 2011. He was born in Denmark, Tennessee April 3, 1944. He was preceded in death by his wife Barbara Hill. They were married in Detroit and were married over 38 years until her death in 1993. Services will be held Friday, April 29, at 11:00a.m. in Devine Deliverance Baptist Baptist Church, 12712 Livernois, Detroit MI. Visitation will begin at 10a.m. Burial will follow in Great Lakes National Cemetery. www.pursefuneralhome.com
STIEBER GERTRUDE A. April 23, 2011. Age 85. Beloved wife of the late Raymond J. Loving mother of Gary R. (Yvonne) and Greg J. (Kathie). Cherished grandmother of Brittany Ray, Emily and Karl. Dearest sister of Hipolit Paluch and Mary Ann Koroly. Visitation Thursday 2-9 p.m. at the Jarzembowski Funeral Home, 18957 W. Warren Ave. (at Artesian). Funeral Friday, in state 9:30 a.m. at St. Christopher Church with 10 a.m. Mass of the Resurrection. Interment Mt Olivet Cemetery. Share memories at www.jarzembowskifuneralhome.com
SUSALLA ALPHONSE JOHN JR. "AL" 78, April 18, 2011. Beloved husband of Hanna. Loving father to Mike (Lisa), Linda (Hans) Brieden. Dear Opa of Alex, Adam, Hans and Ashley. Dear brother of Ardys (Nick) Petrovich; and many loving nieces and nephews. He is pre-deceased by his parents Alphonse and Lillian and brother Paul. A memorial gathering will take place Saturday, April 30th 2011, 9:30am until time of Funeral Service at 10:00am at St. Paul Catholic Church, 157 Lake Shore, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI. Light a candle and share a memory at www.Verheyden.org
SZYMANSKI FRANK S. Age 68. Beloved father of Colleen (Chris) Beddow and Lewis. Dear brother of Grace (George) Kamie, Jerome (Laurie), Thomas (Nancy), Chris (Jerry) Lorenc, and Anne (T.J.) Gallus. Grandfather to Jazmine and Kaitlyn. Visitation Thursday 1-9 pm with Rosary 7pm at the St. Clair Shores Chapel of Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 25800 Harper. In state Friday 9 am until the time of his funeral 9:30 am at St. Hyacinth Catholic Church, Farnsworth Corner of McDougall.
THIERRY-LANGMESSER LAURA Died peacefully on April 5, 2011. Loving wife of Richard. Devoted mother to Karenna "Karen". Formerly a resident of Livonia and Venice, Florida. Donations may be made to St. Joseph's Indian School, www.stjo.org. Memorial Mass Friday April 29 11am Holy Redeemer Church, 1721 Junction, Detroit.
VanHEVEL MAURICE Age 94, April 23, 2011. Beloved husband of Sophie. Loving father of Janice Cook, Maureen Vandenabeele and Jim VanHevel. Dearest grandfather of Kelly, Colleen, Roger and Corey. Dear great grandfather of Justin, Don and Alice. Visitation Thursday 2-9 p.m. at the David J. Wysocki Funeral Home, 29440 Ryan Rd. (1 block N. of 12 Mile Rd.) Warren. In state Friday 10 a.m. until time of service 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 45160 Van Dyke, Utica. Interment St. Peter Cemetery.
ZOMETSKY SUE (nee FERRENCE) April 26, 2011. Beloved wife of Mitchel. Dearest mother of Kristy, Nicholas, and Shelby. Loving daughter of Mary and the late Andrew Ferrence Sr. (Gus). Dearest sister of Andrew Ferrence Jr., Eva Stawasz, Pete Ferrence and Thomas Ferrence. Family will receive friends Wednesday 4-8p.m. and Thursday 1-8p.m. (with a Prayer Service at 6p.m.) at Stanley Turowski Funeral Home, 25509 W. Warren, Dearborn Heights. Funeral Mass Friday 10 am at St. John Ukrainian Catholic Church, 3877 Clippert St., Detroit.