ADAMSKI GENE W. Age 78, a Navy Veteran, member of Harrison Moose Lodge and participant in many golf and pool charities passed away September 17, 2012. Preceded in death by parents Alex and Mary, and son Mark Adamski. Beloved companion of Geraldine Stearns. Loving father of Karen (Ric) Pumfrey. Loving step father of: Arlen (Pam) Stearns, Vickie (Bob) Klemens, Karen (Mike) Garza, Mary Ann (Bruce) Pezanowski, and Marcia (Bob) Asher. Also survived by eight grandchildren, five great grandchildren and his many friends. A remembrance gathering will take place at the Moose Lodge, 5185 N Clare Ave, Harrison, MI. Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 2:00 p.m.
ANDERSON BRUCE R. Age 87, September 8, 2012. Loving husband of Adelaide. Beloved father of Mary Ellen (Bill) Blaine, Stephen (Cheryl), Carol (Larry) Hutcherson, Janet (Mark) Pikulik and the late Dolores. Grandfather of Melissa, Josh, Auston, Matt, Sarah, Jeremy, Natalie, Rachel, Amy, Larry and Katherine and great-grandfather of six. Brother of the late Irwyn and brother-in-law of Rosella and Joan and the late Romilda, Mary Ann and Dorothy. Burial at Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gleaner's Food Bank or to Catholic Relief Services. www.harryjwillfuneralhome.com
ANDERSON MARY GRACE CLARK, age 88, September 28, 2012. Beloved wife of Leslie for 58 years. Visitation Tuesday 2-4 p.m. & 6-9 p.m. at A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Ave. at Vernier Rd., Grosse Pointe Woods. In state Wednesday 10:00 a.m. until time of service at 11:00 a.m. at First English Lutheran Church, 800 Vernier Rd., Grosse Pointe Woods. Rev. Dr. Walter Schmidt will officiate. Interment Wednesday at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. ahpeters.com
ARANOWSKI HEIDI M. Age 69 of Sterling Heights passed away Friday, September 28, 2012. Heidi was born on August 20, 1943, in Mount Clemens, to Frank and Marie Lux. Heidi is the beloved wife of the late James J. Aranowski. She is the loving mother of Jeffrey (Judith) Aranowski and the late James M. Aranowski. She was the proud grandmother of Jack and Austin. She also leaves behind her brother Robert (Linda) Lux. Any memorial donations may be made in her honor to the National MS Society. A private family gathering was held. Arrangements were entrusted to Kaul Funeral Home in Roseville. Please share a memory with the family at www.kaulfuneralhome.com.
ARDEN BENJAMIN LEE Much loved son of Russi Cherry Arden. Beloved father of Amira Arden. Devoted brother of Justin Arden, Lisa Cherry and the late Howard Cherry. He leaves a great many friends and relatives to cherish his memory. PRIVATE SERVICES. ARRANGEMENTS HANDLED BY THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020. www.irakaufman.com
BARROWS MARCIA 75, of Royal Oak, MI, died September 27, 2012. Funeral Service 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at Gramer Funeral Home, 705 N. Main St., Clawson, MI 48017, 248-435-9010. Visitation Monday 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday 2 until 9 p.m. To read the obituary visit www.GramerFuneralHome.com.
BEHM WILLIAM LEWIS, JR. "BILL" Born on April 6, 1922 in Pittsburgh, PA to William L. Sr. and Bessie Marie Behm (deceased). Notable career as the Detroit Tigers trainer from 1966-1984, including two World Series (1968 and 1984) and two All-Star Games (1969 and 1982). Beloved husband of Donna and devoted and loving father of Annemarie. Predeceased by sister, Jeanette Tredinnick and brother-in-law, Fred. Survived by sister Vivian Behm (Pittsburgh, PA). Will be missed by nieces, Susan Bowling, Janet Rains (Dexter) and Lois Wolfe (Hew) and several great-nephews, great-nieces, great-great-nephews and great-great-nieces. Funeral 11 a.m. Monday from the Dearborn Chapel of Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 22546 Michigan Ave. Visitation 3-9 p.m. Saturday and 1-9 p.m. Sunday. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to the Friends of the Dearborn Animal Shelter. Visit the online website at www.howepeterson.com.
BELL LYNN September 24, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Jett. Mother of Brooks Ann and Jett. Grandmother of Jett, John and Lindsey. Arrangements for cremation handled by Howe-Peterson.
BENNETT KENNETH W., age 65, September 29, 2012 Devoted husband of the late Carolyn. Dear father of Stephanie, Adrienne (Walter) Corona, Kelly (John) Selph. Proud grandfather of Hannah, John, Rebecca, Christopher, Joseph, Breanna, Miranda, Jace, John, and Ruby. Great-grandson Alex. Loving uncle to numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by sister Debbie Molnar. Kenneth was a Vietnam Army Veteran and a life member of VFW Post 1386 in Kingston, New York. "Mr. B" worked at Motor City Casino as a security officer until 2010. He had a passion for baseball and was a loyal fan of the Detroit Tigers and loved to golf. Visitation at the Sterling Heights Chapel of the Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 13650 East Fifteen Mile Road (at Schoenherr) Tuesday 2-9 p.m. Funeral Wednesday in state 10:00 a.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 18303 Common Road, Roseville until time of service 11:00 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Memories shared at www.bcfh.com .
BEY EDWIN S. Age 76. Passed away September 27, 2012. Beloved husband of Diane. Loving father of Charles (Kelly), Kim Howard, Paul, the late Ralph, and the late Mark. Dear grandfather of Chad, Robert, Matt, Erin, Katrina, David, Jason, Brian, Heather, Alicia, and the late Johnathon, Vincent, and Sara. Great-grandfather of Liam, Brian, Joshua, and the late Evan. Brother of Tom, Stanley, and Ted. Visitation for Edwin will take place on Monday, October 1 from 2 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the Sterling Heights Chapel of the E.J. Mandziuk & Son Funeral Directors, Inc., 3801 18 Mile (NW corner of Ryan). Funeral Service Tuesday, in state 9:30 a.m. with Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Clement of Rome Catholic Church, 343 Main St., Romeo, MI. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. View online guestbook at www.mandziukfuneralhome.com.
BOGOS EDWARD Age 91, of Tampa, formerly of Detroit, Saturday, September 15, 2012. Preceded in death by son James. Survived by wife of 59 years, Irene, son Nicholas, daughter Mary Kutash, grandchildren Kristina and Gregory Bogos, Katherine and William Kutash and sister Virginia Bostany.
BOLTE HANS, Age 83, Passed away peacefully September 27, 2012. Went to join his beloved wife Tillie of 50 years. Loving father of Lori Sorenson (Rick), Hans-Werner, Peggy Ann van der Linden (Steven) and Michael. Devoted grandfather of eight and great-grandfather of one. Also survived by his sister Helga Scholz (Klaus). Funeral Service Friday 11 a.m. at A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Road (between Maple and Big Beaver). Family will receive friends Wednesday 6-8 p.m., Thursday 3-8 p.m. and Friday 10:30 a.m. until time of service. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
BRACHER VICTORIA Age 100, September 20, 2012 surrounded by her loving family. Formerly of Detroit. Loving wife, mother, grandmother, great- grandmother, sister and aunt. Beloved wife of the late Walter H. for 60 years. Dear mother of Walter H., Jr. (Joan Blake), Roberta B. Weber (Dennis) and Joyce B. Kosutic (Robert). Grandmother of Jeffrey, Elizabeth, Jennifer, Ryan, Douglas and Jill. Great grammie of Max, Cate, Lola and Emma. Aunt of Carol. Family services were held privately. Memorial tributes to St. Jude Children's Hospital. A.J. Desmond & Sons 248-549-0500. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
BRADEN LARRY JAMES age 59, of Detroit passed away September 27, 2012. He was born October 24, 1952 in Detroit. Beloved husband of Suzanne for 42 years. Loving father of Tera (Michael Morton) Braden and Brian (Sarah) Braden. Dearest grandfather of Joshua and Leah Morton and Connor and Alex Braden. Dear brother of Patricia Arnold and Thomas Braden. He is retired from the Ford Motor Company. Besides his family he cherished the family pets. Visitation Sunday 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., with the funeral service time at 3:00 p.m., at the Hopcroft Funeral Home, 31145 John R. Road, Madison Heights. www.hopcroftfuneraldirectors.com.
BRAIDWOOD ALICE JANE Age 91, of Haines City, FL passed away of heart failure on September 20, 2012 at her residence. She was born on May 14, 1921 in Detroit, MI and moved to Haines City in 2004. Alice Jane was predeceased by her parents, Paul and Alice Gielow, her daughter-in-law, Linda Braidwood; her husband of 65 years, Milton and her brother, James Gielow. She is survived by her son, Michael; granddaughters, Renee Zalewski, Andrea (Vito) Salvaggio; great-grandsons, Noah and Tanner; great-granddaughters, Emma and Ava; sister-in-law, Pearl Gielow. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Caseville, Michigan. Condolences may be made to www.oakridgefuneralcare.com.
CAMERON JOHN CRAIG age 67, resident of Marine City, passed away suddenly on September 20, 2012. He left this world too soon, leaving behind his wife Lois; children John Jr. (Laura), Jody (Russell) Gillespie, and Jessica (David) McCullars; grandchildren Megan Gillespie, Josephine, Marek and Natalia McCullars; and siblings Catherine (John) Berbiglia, Bernard (Heather) Hogan and Scott Cameron. Family will receive friends on Sunday, September 30 from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Kaul Funeral Home located at 27830 Gratiot Avenue in Roseville, Michigan. A celebration of John's life will take place on Monday, October 1 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment follows at Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, Michigan. Please share a memory with the family at www.kaulfuneralhome.com.
CASPERS JENNIFER L., September 26, 2012, Age 39 of Royal Oak. Loving wife of Paul. Stepmother of Jeremy, Brandon, Bryan and Abby. Daughter of Annette and John Latini and Bill and Marie Pizzuti. Sister of David Pizzuti (Susan) and the late Leslie Pizzuti. Aunt of William and Charles Pizzuti. Family will receive friends Sunday 4-8 p.m. and Monday 1-8 p.m. at A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Road (between Maple and Big Beaver). Funeral Mass Tuesday 10 a.m. at St. Columban Catholic Church, 1775 Melton, Birmingham. Visitation at church begins at 9:30 a.m. Interment White Chapel Cemetery. Memorial tributes to Horses' Haven, P.O. Box 166, Howell, Michigan 48844 or the animal charity of donor's choice. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
CHAPEKIS ANNA MALAFOURIS, Saline, Michigan, age 73, passed away September 28, 2012. Born in 1939 to Greek immigrant parents in Detroit, Anna worked her way through the University of Michigan, earning a BA in English and many years later a MA in English Education from EMU. She married Nicholas G. Chapekis in 1960 and taught school until son Nicholas G. Chapekis, Jr. (Theresa) was born, followed by daughter Katherine Chapekis Sietsema (Rev. Brian Mark). She combined her love of opera and support of students by founding The U of M Friends of Opera in 1974 and served continuously as the group's General Director. Anna was President of numerous civic and educational organizations including AAUW and Church Women United, while also participating in the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church Choir and Philoptochos. Anna returned to the workforce when her children were older, as an editor and later as an English and Journalism teacher at Pioneer High School. Anna was a natural mentor to the many people drawn to her, generously offering support, lending confidence, and dispensing good advice. Beloved wife of Nicholas for 52 years, loving mother of Nicholas Jr. and Katherine, and stellar Yiayia of Athena Chapekis, Matthew Sietsema, and Alexander Sietsema. Predeceased by granddaughter Vasiliki "Bessie" Sietsema. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 3, 2012, at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 3109 Scio Rd., Ann Arbor, with Rev. Fr. Mark Sietsema and Rev. Fr. Nicolaos H. Kotsis officiating. Interment will follow in Bethlehem Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Robison-Bahnmiller Funeral Home, Saline, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, where the Trisagion will be held at 7:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church (Iconography) or to U of M Friends of Opera (Anna M. Chapekis Scholarship). Arrangements by the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel.
CHIARELLI ALICE "IRENE" age 85 of West Bloomfield died September 25, 2012. Beloved wife of 66 years to Carmine. Loving mother of Debra Lynn (Kenneth) Martin and Lori Ann (Kevin) Piotrowski. Dear grandmother of Steven (Amanda) Martin, Brian (Kristin) Martin and Ashely Nicole Piotrowski. Great-grandmother of Alivia, Tony, Noah and Arianna. Sister of Samuel Battilochi, Rose Sefsick, the late Helen Young and the late Frank Battilochi, Jr. Funeral mass from St. James Catholic Church, 46325 Ten Mile Road, Novi Wednesday 10:30 a.m. (in state 10 a.m.). Friends may visit Lynch & Sons Funeral Home 340 N. Pontiac Trail, Walled Lake (3 Blks. S. of Maple Rd.) Tuesday 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Vigil Service 7 p.m.). Memorials to Great Lakes Hospice appreciated. Condolences at www.LynchFAMILYFuneralDirectors.com
CHIVAS ROBERT BRUCE 63, passed peacefully in the home of his son Daniel in Los Angeles, California, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Born in Detroit, Michigan, to William and Elaine he graduated from Henry Ford High School and lived his entire life in the Detroit area. Robert was thankful that he was able to meet and hold his first grandson who was born just 2 weeks before his passing. He is survived by his son Robert, 39, along with his wife Catherine and new born son Jack Robert. He is also survived by his son Daniel, 38, and his brother William and sister Carolyn. Although divorced, Robert and his ex-wife Cheryl remained close and he is extremely grateful for her care and support as she was his primary care giver for the duration of cancer treatments. Robert was a proud member of the Iron Workers Local 25 in Detroit, Michigan, where he was retired after 30 years of dedicated service. Robert was also an avid reader and amateur aficionado of advanced science, at the time of his passing he was a member of the American Academy of Sciences. His sons were especially proud of his artistic ability and treasure the numerous samples of charcoal sketches he left behind. The memorial service will be held at Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 Six Mile Road, Livonia, Saturday, October 6, 2012, from 11 a.m. until the time of service at 1 p.m. with a light lunch to follow at the fellowship room at the funeral home. Bob did love flowers, which are welcome, and also supported charities for Veterans, envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Please visit www.harryjwillfuneralhome.com and share a tribute of Robert.
COOPER JACK Beloved husband of Karen Cooper. Cherished father of Marc (Karen) Cooper, Scott (Donna) Cooper, Neil Cooper and Jessica (Ronald) Gardner. Adored grandfather of Danielle, Caitlin and Max Cooper, and Nathan Gardner. Dear brother of Beverly (Fred) Kandel. SERVICES 1:00 PM WEDNESDAY GRAVESIDE AT MACHPELAH CEMETERY. ARRANGEMENTS BY THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL 248-569-0020. www.irakaufman.com
CRISTOFERO JOHN Age 84 of Commerce Township, died September 27, 2012. Beloved husband of the late Betty Catherine (d.1996) and the late Jane Eveda (d. 2011). Loving father of Steven (Cheryl) and James (Julia) Cristofero. Dear uncle of Dennis (Dena) Lolivich and numerous other nieces and nephews. Funeral from Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 340 Pontiac Trail, Walled Lake (3 blocks S. of Maple Rd.), Sunday 7 p.m. Friends may visit Sunday 2-8 p.m. Memorials to American Diabetes Association appreciated. Condolences at www.LynchFAMILYFuneralDirectors.com.
DAHLER RICHARD 91, of West Bloomfield; September 26, 2012. Richard was survived by Geraldine, his beloved wife of 52 years. Loving dad of Richard and Susan Fitzmaurice. Cherished grandfather of Teddy, Rachael, Taryn, Jacob, and David; great-grandfather of Stevee Rae. Visitation today from 1-4 p.m. with a Funeral Service at 4 p.m. at the Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, Farmington, 23720 Farmington Rd., (between 9-10 Mile Rds., N. of Grand River), downtown Farmington (248-474-5200). Memorial contributions suggested to University of Buffalo-Engineering and Applied Sciences; The Botsford Foundation or Rosedale Gardens Presbyterian Church, Livonia. heeney-sundquist.com
DAVIS THOMAS H. May 26, 1923 - September 22, 2012. Born in Rices Landing Pa. Proceeded in death by his parents Geo. H. and Pauline Davis and five sisters: Viola, Lillian, Evelyn, Mary Lou and Georgianna. Migrated to the Detroit area seeking opportunities following his Discharge from the U.S. Army at the end of W.W.II. Retired from The Chrysler Corporation in 1977. Survived by his former wife Janet (nee Koczara) Davis, father of Thomas P. (Pat) Davis, James B. (Susan) Davis, Mary J. Meier, Marcia A. (John) Roney, Brian K. (Jo) Davis. He also leaves behind fourteen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. No public services are scheduled, Private family Interment is to be held at the Great Lakes Veterans Cemetery in Holly Mi. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the Belle Isle Conservatory or The UAW Region One Veterans Council.
DERKACZ ANTHONY J., Jr. Left this world, September 17, 2012. Age 83 of Clearwater, Florida (formerly of Warren, MI). Beloved husband of Florence. Dearest father of Michael, Daniel, Gary (Mary Ann), Robert, and Andrew. Loving grandfather of Christine, John and Katie. Korean War Veteran, Graduate of U of D, Distinguished CPA and Faithful Family Man. Tony will be deeply missed by all family and friends. Services Friday, October 5, 2012, 10 a.m at St. Columban Church, 1775 E. Melton Road, Birmingham, MI. Donations may be made to the Capuchin Fathers in Detroit.
DeROCHE KIRK MATTHEW age 39, of Knoxville, passed away September 12, 2012. He was a Marine Corps veteran and worked as a military contractor in Afghanistan. He is survived by his loving wife, Kimberly "Kim" DeRoche; children, Ella, Wyatt and Erin DeRoche; parents, Paul and Anne DeRoche; brothers, Paul (Jill) and Craig (Stacey) DeRoche; father and mother-in-law, Kenneth and Nancy Bird; brothers-in-law, Kevin and David Bird; sister-in-law, Jennifer (Brian) Crawford; several nieces and nephews. A celebration of life service Saturday October 13th at 5 p.m. at the Novi Civic Center, 45175 W. 10 Mile Rd. Adults only, please. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Sun Trust Bank, 8445 Walbrook Dr., Knoxville, TN 37923 in care of the DeRoche children fund.
DeSANTO RUDOLPH September 29, 2012. Age 88. Dearest brother of the late Antonio, Jeanette (the late William) DuBose, Gilda (Orlando) Gervasi. Dear uncle of the late Paul DuBose, Julie (Rick) Rimer, Donna (Bob) Dubose-Gabel, Thomas Gervasi, David (Linda) Gervasi, and Steve Gervasi. Also survived by two grand-nephews and two grand-nieces. Longtime companion of Rose Ferrara. Rudy was a proud employee of Ford Motor Company, as an engineer for 42 years. Memorial service to be held at a later date. The family has entrusted care and services to the L. J. Griffin Funeral Home, (734)522-9400. Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at griffinfuneralhome.com
DeWOLFE ELAINE (NEE COOK) September 27, 2012, age 83 of Birmingham. Longtime program chair for Cranbrook Music Guild. Beloved wife of Bernard J. for 56 years. Dear mother of Darcy J. DeWolfe (Aaron C. Rappaport) and Stephanie L. DeWolfe. Loving grandmother of Asher N. and Aidan J. Rappaport. Sister of the late Jean Spencer and Carl "Bud" Cook. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and close friends. Memorial service Saturday, November 3, 2012 11:00 a.m. at Christ Church Cranbrook, Lone Pine west of Woodward, Bloomfield Hills. Memorials to Cranbrook Music Guild, P.O. Box 402, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303 or Smile Train, P.O. Box 96231, Washington, DC 20090. A.J. Desmond & Sons, (248) 549-0500. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
DHULSTER ELVINA ROSA Age 86, of Lathrup Village, died peacefully, September 26, 2012. Executive Secretary in the Automotive Industry for many years. Beloved wife of Alfons Dhulster. Loving mother of Debbie Selders. Dear sister of Violando Fiorani. A private Funeral Mass has been celebrated. Obituary and condolences at lynchfuneraldirectors.com.
DOOT SCOTT THOMAS A resident of Howell, died at his home on September 28, 2012 after a valiant battle with cancer. He leaves Melissa, his beloved wife of fourteen years and his cherished children, Brendan and Lauren; parents, Sandra Jean (Don) Kadar of South Lyon and Larry (Gail) Doot of Tennessee; father-in-law, Robert (Barb) Colegrove; mother-in-law, Jean Colegrove; step-sister, Donna (Shawn); aunts, Lin and Pat; cousins, Lorrie, Kristie and Mark; and many, many dear friends. He was preceded in death by his brother, Jeffery James Doot in 2006. Scott has worked as a Lead Systems Analyst with HAP in Southfield for the last eight years. A Funeral Service will be held at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 404 E. Liberty St., Milford, on Tuesday, October 2, at 11 a.m. Friends may visit at the funeral home on Sunday 2-5 p.m. and Monday 4-9 p.m. For further information please phone, 248-684-6645 or visit www.LynchFuneralDirectors.com.
DOULIS ANNETTE, September 25, 2012 of Bloomfield Hills. Beloved wife of the late Lester. Big sister of Judy Palazzolo (the late Frank). Loving auntie of Frank P. Palazzolo (Toni) and the late Karen Annette. Dear Thea of Paul Apostolo M.D. (Frances). Sister-in-law of Mary Alogdelis (the late James). Also survived by five great nieces and nephews. At Annette's request there will be no services. Her spirit is dancing on the wind. Memorial tributes to charity of donor's choice. A.J. Desmond & Sons, (248) 362-2500. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
DROGMILLER EDWARD F. age 64 of Walled Lake died September 26, 2012 after a long struggle with illness. Survived by son Edward Earl (Lily) Drogmiller, grandson Eddie A. Drogmiller and daughter Bernice Christine Hubbard. Dear brother of Beverly, Kathy, JoAnn and Susan. Also survived by numerous other family members and cherished friends. Per Edward's wishes, cremation has taken place without services. Serving the family Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, Walled Lake. Condolences at www.LynchFAMILYFuneralDirectors.com.
DUBECK SOPHIA, age 98, died September 28, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Joseph Dubeck, and formerly of Gus Morawski. Dear mother of Augustine Doane and Carl (Sara) Morawski. Also survived by six grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and nine great-great grandchildren. Visitation Sunday 3-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Scripture service at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 1/2 Mile Rd). In state Monday 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass 10:00 a.m., St. Sylvester Catholic Church in Warren. Please share memories at www.Temrowski.com .
FISCHER ELVERA A. "TOOTIE" September 26, 2012. Age 92 of Romulus. Daughter of the late Henry and Anna. Sister of Henry (the late Florence) and the late Edward (the late Marge). Aunt of Linda, Beverly, and Barbara. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral service from St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, 35320 Glenwood Rd., Westland, Tuesday 11 a.m. Visitation at The Uht Funeral Home, 35400 Glenwood Rd., Westland, Sunday 5-9 p.m. and Monday 2-9 p.m. In state at church Tuesday 10 a.m. until time of service. Burial to take place at Woodmere Cemetery. Family requests donations to the church or M.D.A. View memorials and send tributes at www.uhtfh.com.
FRITTS BARBARA LOUISE, age 81. Beloved wife to Gilbert for 60 years. Loving mother to Victoria (John) Gusmano, Debbie (Bill) Schroeder, and Bill (Tracy) Fritts. Cherished grandmother to numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation Monday 2-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. service at S.K. Schultz Funeral Home, 43300 Garfield (N. of 19 Mile), Clinton Township. Interment Lenoir City Cemetery in Lenoir City, Tennessee. Share memories at www.SchultzFuneralHome.com .
FRITZSCHE ESTHER Age 91, passed away at home on September 28, 2012. Predeceased by her husband Harold. Beloved mother of Judy, Joan (Mysinger), and Russell (Patti) and grandmother of six. Survived by her sister Betty Lautner of Hillman, MI and her brother Raymond Popp (Ruth) of Apple Valley, California, and many nieces and nephews. At Esther's request no services will be held. Final resting will be Cadillac Memorial Gardens East.
FURCHAK LEONA (NEE PITONYAK) September 27, 2012. Age 96. Beloved wife of the late Michael. Loving mother of Beverly (the late Moe) Check. Loving grand-mother of Shelley (Mark) Furtaw and Kelley (John) Moore. Loving great-grandmother of Cooper Furtaw. Dearest sister of Louise (the late Walter) Nowicki, Mary (the late Joseph) Laurence, Honey (the late John) Sabol, Diana (Jerry) Ryan and the late Rose (the late Edward) Wypych. Retired from Michigan Bell. Leona loved spending her winters in Lakeland, Florida and her summers at Round Lake in Fountain, MI. She will be missed by her loving family and many friends. Visitation Monday 4-9 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr Rd. at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Scripture service Monday 7:00 p.m. In state Tuesday 10:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. time of Mass at St. Hubert Church, 38775 Prentiss (btwn. Crocker & Jefferson). Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com .
GABRIEL CYNTHIA Formerly of Trenton passed away in Naples, Florida at age 59 on August 30, 2012. Survived by her loving sister Susan Gabriel of Southgate, her cat Abby Lane and very special cousins Paulette Slawski of Wyandotte, Maryann (Tom) Claringbold of Trenton and Kathy (Roger) Conant of Three Rivers. Cynthia is also survived by many cousins and friends in Michigan as well as Naples, Florida and also another sister, two nieces and three great-nieces. Per Cyndy's wishes, memorial contributions may be made to the Michigan Humane Society. Funeral Arrangements by Czopek Funeral Directors (734) 285-9000.
GALE RICHARD Beloved husband of Sandra Gale. Cherished father of Claire (life partner Rick Nelson) Gale Schwartz. Loving grandfather of Matthew, Brandon and Gillian Gorge, Ari and Levi Teitel. Dear brother of Charles Gale and the late Manfred Gale. Brother-in-law of Ellen Gale, Louise Band and Rosemarie Karbal. Also survived by Sandra's children, Andrew Teitel, Wendy (Michael) Gorge and Rob (Andrea) Teitel. SERVICES 3:00 PM SUNDAY GRAVESIDE AT BETH EL MEMORIAL PARK. ARRANGEMENTS BY THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL 248-569-0020. www.irakaufman.com.
GARRETT DOROTHY QUINN 89, of Ocala, Florida passed September 8, 2012. She is a retiree of Michigan Bell Telephone with over 40 years of service. A memorial service will be held in the TimberRidge Chapel of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 9695 SW 110th St. Ocala, FL 34481 on Saturday, October 13th at 4:00p.m. Condolences may be expressed to www.hiers-baxley.com.
GEILL ROBERT L. Age 88 of St. Clair Shores, passed away September 28, 2012. Beloved husband of the late Shirley Mae Geill (2006). Dearest father of John C. (Deborah) Geill, Donna M. (John W.) Kardos, and the late Larry L. Geill; loving grandfather of 10; great-grandfather of four. Visitation Monday 3-9 p.m. at Kaul Funeral Home, 28433 Jefferson Ave., St. Clair Shores. Services and Marine Corps honors, Monday 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675. Share a memory at: www.kaulfuneralhome.com
GOLTZ HARVEY F. September 28, 2012. Age 95. Beloved husband of Alice. Dearest father of Diane (the late Ronald) DeMonaco, Harvey F. Jr. (Pat), Val (Richard) Beck, Bob (Bonnie), Char Goltz, and Brian (Cathy). Dear grandfather of 10; great-grandfather of four. Dear brother of Virginia (Bernard) Quell, the late William and the late Robert. Visitation Tuesday, October 2, 9:00 a.m. until the time of Mass 10:00 a.m. at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 22412 Overlake Drive, St. Clair Shores. Burial Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton Township. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Capuchin Monastery. Please share a memory of Harvey at www.kaulfuneralhome.com.
GORDON VIRGINIA Age 88, September 26, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Joseph. Dearest mother of Linda (Don) Dayne, Joseph (Diane) Gordon, and Karen Gordon. Dear grandmother of Kristina (Paul) Gajewicz, Michael (Laura Ann) Dayne, and Elizabeth (Seth) Maxwell. Loving great-grandmother of Addison, Luke, Charlotte, and Grayson. Dear sister of Leonard (Lorraine) Kelly. Visitation Monday 1-8 p.m. at Weise Funeral Home, 7210 Park Ave., Allen Park, (313)-382-1150. Rosary 7 p.m. In state Tuesday 10 a.m. until time of Mass 10:30 a.m. at St. Frances Cabrini Church, 9000 Laurence (at Wick). In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Diabetes Association. Please see our online obituary/guestbook at www.weisefuneralhome.com.
GRANT ROBERT K., age 91, of Traverse City, passed away peacefully at home under Hospice Care, Saturday, September 29, 2012. Cremation has taken place. No services are planned at this time. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to Wigs 4 Kids, 30126 Harper Ave., St. Clair Shores, MI 48082, www.wigs4kids.org, a charity in St. Clair Shores, Michigan. Arrangements have been entrusted to Covell Funeral Home of Traverse City.
GRAY EVELYN Beloved wife of the late Arthur Melder and the late Herman Gray. Dear mother of Sanford (Elaine) Melder and Laura Kling. Loving grandmother of Aric (Bari) Melder, Kenny (Sara) Melder, Nathan Kling, Larry (Julie Stavins) Kling and Adena "Dena" Kling. Great-grandmother of Sam, Ryan, Aubrey, Owen, Danielle, Kayla and Matthew. Also remembered by many loving family members and friends. SERVICES SUNDAY 12:30 P.M. AT THE DORFMAN CHAPEL, FARMINGTON HILLS. 248-406-6000. INTERMENT TO FOLLOW AT HEBREW MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY, CLINTON TWP. or visit www.thedorfmanchapel.com
GUALDONI DEBORAH SUE (nee SULLIVAN) September 28, 2012. Age 54. Beloved wife of Paul. Loving mother of Jimmy Gregg. Proud grandmother of Devin, Jalen, and Cameron. Dear daughter of Dorothy and the late Howard Sullivan. Sister of Cathy Diatto, Ricky Sullivan, and Benny Sullivan. Daughter-in-law of Virgilene Gualdoni. Visitation at the Sterling Heights Chapel of the Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 13650 East Fifteen Mile Road (at Schoenherr) Monday 2-9 p.m. with Funeral Service at 7:00 p.m. Memories shared at www.bcfh.com.
HARKLESS- COTTON MARY also known as "Grandma Periwinkle" age 83, died September 28, 2012. Mary is survived by her beloved husband, Richard; her loving children May (Leo) Becker and Sue (Mike) Wengren; her cherished grandchildren Chrissy Harkless, Kelly Ryan, Michael Ryan, Jessica Brown, Angi (Kory) Stevens; and great grandchild Celia Stevens. Mary is preceded in death by her first husband, Harold, and her four brothers. Funeral service Friday, October 5th, 10:00 a.m. at the Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, 23720 Farmington Rd., (btw. 9-10 Mile Rds., just N. of Grand River), downtown Farmington (248-474-5200). Mary's family will receive guests on Wednesday 4-8 p.m. and Thursday from 2-8 p.m. Interment Glen Eden Memorial Park, Livonia. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes suggested to Angela hospice 14100 Newburgh Rd., Livonia, MI 48154. heeney-sundquist.com
HARRISON PHILLIP D. Age 69. September 29, 2012. Beloved husband of the late Diane. Loving father of Shawn, Lisa, Phil and Lynese. Dearest grandpa of eight grandchildren. Cherished son of Lucille Tinker and the late Joe Harrison. Dear brother of Earl, Jennifer and Chuck. Visitation will be held at Hackett-Metcalf Funeral Home, 2640 Monroe Blvd. (near W. Outer Dr.), Dearborn, Monday from 4 p.m. until the time of the service. Call (313) 274-4000 or for further details, visit our website at www.hackettmetcalf.com
HEMMINGS CHRISTINE MANH-NHI DANG, September 26, 2012, Age 66 of Troy, Michigan and formerly of Huntington Woods. Long time Real Estate Agent for Prudential Great Lakes Realty. Christine is survived by her dear husband Davis; beloved children Elaine and Brandon; loving siblings Judy Dang, Albert Dang, Brigitte Dang-Phou, and Olivia Chung; and nephews and niece Bobby, Kirby, and Emily Dang, Paris and Pierre Phou, and Alfred and Eric Chung. Private services have been held. A.J. Desmond & Sons, (248) 362-2500. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
HENDRICK FREDERICK D., JR. "HANK" September 29, 2012. Age 86 of Rochester Hills. Beloved husband of Marjorie. Dear father of Brian D. (Melanie) and Scot W. Grandfather of Todd, Kelley, Alyssa, Nicole, and great-grandson Alexander. Also survived by his former daughter-in-law Pamela. Funeral arrangements are pending at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 248-549-0500. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com.