ALTESLEBEN EDWARD Age 32. October 13, 2013. Preceded in death by his sister Ellen. Beloved son of Nicholas and Diane. Brother of Evonne (Mike), Erinn (Andy) and Eric. Uncle of Isabel and Benjamin. Beloved by many uncles, aunts, cousins, and friends. Funeral Service Friday 11:30 a.m. at Church of the Divine Child, 1055 N. Silvery Lane at Wilson in Dearborn. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Capuchins, Mt. Elliot, Detroit or Dawn Farm, Ann Arbor, Michigan. To share a memory via, Evee, Erinn, Eric, Diane or Nick, www.santeiufuneralhome.com.
AQUINO HERMENEGILDO MERCADO Beloved husband to the late Pastora Costes Aquino. Dearest father of Lorna (the late Pablo) Castaneda, Cristina (Jaime) Abreu, Irene (Ricardo) Landingin and Susan Aquino. Cherished grandfather of Philip, Jim (Dolores), Tina (Scott), Gerard, Riza (Angelo), Ricardo Jr. (Krystle) and Ria. Great-grandfather to Gavin Arca. Visitation Thursday, October 17 from 2-9 p.m. (7 p.m. Novena Prayer) and Friday, October 18 from 2-8 p.m. (7 p.m. Novena Prayer) at Lee-Ellena Funeral Home, 46530 Romeo Plank, Macomb. Funeral Mass at St. Michael Catholic Community, 40501 Hayes Road, Sterling Heights on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. (In state 9 a.m.). Please leave a memory at lee-ellenafuneralhome.com.
BAIER GERALDINE age 85, October 14, 2013. Beloved wife of Donald for almost 30 years. Loving mother of Dale Petrena, Gloria Bushing, Cheryl Gilliland, and Michael (Jill) Petrena. Dear step-mother of Steven Baier and Sharon Kilpatrick. Loving grandmother of nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Visitation will be held on Friday from 2-8 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Funeral Service at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 Inkster Rd., Garden City (between Ford Rd. and Cherry Hill). www.santeiufuneralhome.com
CARNEY DAN PETER age 49, October 16, 2013 of New Boston. Beloved husband for 25 years of Mechelle. Loving father of Edward Van Maren III and Brittany (Kevin) Walsh. Proud grandfather of Jace Matthew Walsh. Cherished son of Rosemarie (the late William). Son-in-law of Herbert Messer. Dear brother of Debra (Richard) Denis, Dean (Kai-Ann) Carney and Dennis (Christal) Carney. Visitation Friday 2-9 p.m. at Vermeulen Funeral Home, 980 N Newburgh Rd (between Ford and Cherry Hill) Westland. Funeral Service Saturday 11 a.m. at the funeral home. To share a memory, please visit vermeulenfuneralhome.com
CHEEK FLOYD J., JR., age 82 of Commerce Twp. died October 14, 2013. Beloved husband of 55 years to Donna. Loving father of William, Denise, and Patrick Cheek. Dear brother of Robert (Barb) Cheek. Also survived by nieces, nephews, extended family members, and loving friends. A wake will be held in Floyd's memory on Saturday, October 19, 2013 from 2-6 p.m. at the family's home in Commerce Twp. Interment Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Arthritis Foundation appreciated. Arrangements for cremation entrusted to Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, Walled Lake. Condolences at www.LynchFamilyFuneralDirectors.com
CORDELL MICHAEL W. Age 64. Beloved husband of Susan. Dear father of Dawn (Dominic) Zito and Kristen (Michael) Kajkowski. Grandfather of Nicholas and Felicia Zito. Son of Barbara and the late Welker Cordell. Brother of Karen Kava. Visitation Saturday 10 a.m. with 11 a.m. Memorial Service at Charles R. Step Funeral Home, 18425 Beech Daly Rd. (btwn 6 and 7 Mile). Contributions appreciated to the family and they will be donated to The Oral Cancer Foundation. Condolences to CharlesStepFuneralHome.com.
CRAWFORD JAMES L. Age 69 of Arcadia passed away Saturday October 12, 2013 at home. Cremation has taken place and a memorial/graveside service will be held at 12:00p.m. on Saturday, October 19th, at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Saginaw, MI. Memorial contributions in memory of Jim may be directed the Wounded Warrior Project or The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Michigan Chapter. Please visit Jim's personal book of memory's page at www.oakgrovefh.com to share a photo or memory with his family. The family has entrusted funeral arrangements with Oak Grove Funeral Home & Cremation Center of Manistee.
CUSMANO MARY "PEGGY" Age 92, October 13, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Jack of 62 years. Loving mother of James (Diane), Jo Ann (Omar) Steenbergh and Mary (Edward) Skiba. Proud grandmother of Jeff (Emily Prysby) Cusmano, Carrie (Mike) Peters, Stacey (Mark) Johnson, Eric (Jennifer) Skiba, Jaclyn (Eric) Kausch, and Jennifer (Dan VanCleave) Steenbergh. Great-grandmother of Olivia, Megan, Caleb, Julia, Gracie, Jack, Mason and Emmitt. Dearest sister of John (Betty) Tucker. Peggy will be missed by her faithful companion "J.C." her puppy. For over 30 years Peggy lovingly managed the school cafeteria at St. Bartholomew Catholic School. Visitation Wednesday 3-9 p.m., Thursday 1-9 p.m. with 7:30 p.m. Rosary at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons Inc., 36900 Schoenherr Rd. at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Funeral Friday in state 10:30 a.m. at St. Thecla Church, 20740 S. Nunneley (E. of Groesbeck and S. of Metro Parkway) until time of Mass at 11:00 a.m. Donations are welcome the Capuchin Soup Kitchen or Michigan Pet Fund Alliance. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com.
DAVISSON AILLI E. Age 88, October 12, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Robert for 61 years. Loving mother of Thomas James Davisson, Barbara Jeanne (Joseph) Taylor, Kathryn Ann (Gerald) Detter, and Karen Lynn Sykes. Cherished grandmother of Robert, Christopher, Scott, Lindsay, Austin, Justin, Chelsea and the late Cedric. Great-grandmother of six. Dear sister of Edwin (Loraine) Koivunen and Henry (Pearl) Koivunen. Memorial Service 4 p.m. Friday, October 18th, at Thayer-Rock Funeral Home, 33603 Grand River Ave.,(one block W. of Farmington Rd.) downtown Farmington. The family will receive friends on Friday from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. service. Memorial contributions may be made to Food Gatherers, P.O. Box 7971, Ann Arbor, MI 48107-7971 (www.foodgatherers.org) or Arbor Hospice, 2366 Oak Valley Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48103 (www.arborhospice.org). www.thayer-rock.com
DeBIASI ROSALIE Age 87, October 15, 2013. Beloved mother of Roger DeBiasi and Gina DeBiasi. Loving sister-in-law of Adeline DeBiasi. Godsister of Ellen Boyd. Also survived by many friends and extended family. Visiting will be Friday from 5 - 8 p.m. with a Memorial Service at 7:00 p.m. at the Weise Funeral Home, 7210 Park Ave., Allen Park, MI 48101. (313) 382-1150. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Penrickton Center for Blind Children, Taylor, MI. Please visit our online obituary/guestbook at www.weisefuneralhome.com
DEEB ELSIE VIRGINIA (ROWE) age, 93, of Davisburg, died October 16, 2013. Elsie was born in Highland Park on January 31, 1920. She was preceded in death by her parents, Henwood P. and A. Lilian Rowe; three brothers, Cyril, Norman, and Harold; and two sisters, Lily and Frances Spedding. She is survived by her son William P. (Shari) Deeb of Wyoming, Michigan and daughter Barbara A. (Barry) Byrne of Davisburg, MI; seven grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Elsie was an active member of the Christ Church Cranbrook, Bloomfield Hills for nearly 60 years and also a member of the ECW and Prayer Group. Elsie traveled with the Nomads for many years logging in over 260,000 air miles. Another love was bird watching which she shared with her grandson, Adam Byrne, enjoying many trips together. She was a member of the Michigan Audubon Society. While her travels brought her great joy, her final journey will take her to a destination unlike any other she has ever seen. Her greatest love was her family and we ask that in lieu of flowers, the donations be made to Christ Church Cranbrook or the Michigan Humane Society. A Memorial Service to celebrate Elsie's life will be held at a later date at Christ Church Cranbrook, Bloomfield Hills. www.dryerfuneralhomerholly.com
DOWEDITE JAMES R. 63, Passed away on October 15, 2013. Survived by his longtime companion Anna Maples, loving father of Todd (Jody Lynn) Dowedite. A cherished grandfather of three grandchildren and dear brother of Susan (David) Leblanc. James was preceded in death by his parents Arthur and Mary, brother Jack and grandson Thadeus. James was retired from Consumers Energy after 42 years as a Royal Oak dispatcher. Memorial Gathering Saturday 11:00 am -1:00pm with a Memorial service at 1:00pm at Gramer Funeral Home in Clawson (705 N Main St.) Share on-line condolences at www.GramerFuneralHome.com
DRZEWIECKI EDWARD R. Age 79, October 15, 2013. Beloved husband of Ann. Dear father of Kim (Steve) Lewis, Brian (Denise), and Jim (Michele). Loving grandfather of Mike, Matt, Dan, and Lizz. Visitation Friday 3-9 p.m. at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 ½ Mile Road), with a Scripture Service Friday evening at 7:00 p.m. In state Saturday 9:00 a.m. at St. Ronald Catholic Church until time of the Funeral Mass at 9:30 a.m. Please share memories at www.Temrowski.com.
FERGUS FONTAINE age 84, born June 20, 1929 and passed away October 14, 2013. Mom is survived by her loving daughter Debra (Chuck) and Lacy. Her loving son Jim (Marcie) and grandchildren Sara, Alex and Greg. Also survived by her loving nephew Michael (Kristi) and loving niece Nikki (Steve). She will join in everlasting peace with her beloved husband Alex, her sister and best friend Mona and her loving parents Harvey and Freda. Her many wonderful friends and neighbors have always been so important during her celebrated life. Memorial Visitation will be held Saturday, October 19, 2013 from 10 a.m. until time of Memorial Service at 12 p.m. at Kaul Funeral Home, 27830 Gratiot, Roseville, Michigan. Donations made to Henry Ford Hospice would be appreciated by the family. www.KaulFuneralHome.com
FLETCHER FRANCES A. October 15, 2013, Age: 84. Beloved wife of George J. Dearest mother of Richard (Linda). Also survived by two sisters. Visitation only Thursday 3:30 till 8 p.m. at the L. J. Griffin Funeral Home, 8809 Wayne Rd. (at Joy Rd.) Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at griffinfuneralhome.com.
Goodwin-Datson THELMA, F. October 14, 2013, passed away after a short illness. Born in Detroit May 27, 1920 to Samuel and Gertrude Glenn, she was blessed with a full life. She is survived by sons Glenn (Kim) Goodwin and Kenneth (Melissa) Goodwin; step-sons James (Caryn) Datson, Robert (Sue) Datson, Glenn Datson, and Mark (Rachel) Datson; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. She was preceded in death by husbands Gorton Goodwin and Kenneth Datson, daughter Agnes Goodwin Snow, and son Lynn Goodwin. A celebration of her life will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, October 18, 2013 at Redford Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 10000 Beech Daly Rd., Redford Twp., with a visitation for friends and family at 10 a.m. For information, contact the church at 313-937-3170. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be given to Redford Aldersgate UMC or Penrickton Center for Blind Children.
GURKA SYLVIA Age 79, October 15, 2013, suddenly, but full of love and independence. Beloved wife of the late Leonard. Loving mother of Andrew, John, Stephen (Kristen) and Christianna (Mark) Jackson. Most loving grandmother of Brooke, Katelynn, Kyle, Lance and Megan. Mrs. Gurka was a proud graduate of Wayne State University and was a dedicated teacher for over 25 years in the Detroit Metro Area. She was dearly loved and will be deeply missed. Funeral Service Friday 9:30 a.m. at Church of the Divine Child, 1055 N. Silvery Lane at Wilson in Dearborn. www.santeiufuneralhome.com
HARCHUK EVELYN age 85, died peacefully October 15, 2013. Beloved mother of Michael (Denise), Steve (Tammy) and the late Kenneth Harchuk. Cherished grandmother of Nicole, Amber, Mindy, Nicole and Aaron. Visitation at Faulmann & Walsh Golden Rule Funeral Home, 32814 Utica Rd., Fraser, Saturday 10 a.m. until the time of service at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, Memorials addressed to the Alzheimer's Association appreciated. Share memories at www.faulmannwalsh.com
HARRIS EUGENE "GENE" Age 74, October 13, 2013. Loving husband of Joeana (Cecere) Harris for 55 years. Dear father of John (Millie) Harris and Rosemarie (John) Trybuski. Wonderful grandfather to Jason and Victoria. Brother of Kenneth. Gene was preceded in death by his sister Ruth Dickerson. Gene "Money" Harris worked for Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, for over 41 years and will be dearly missed. Memorial Visitation Saturday, October 19 from 2-9 p.m. with Service at 7 p.m. at Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 Six Mile Rd., Livonia, MI. Share a memory at www.harryjwillfuneralhome.com
JACKO DR. MICHAEL G., BSC, PHD It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Michael on October 11, 2013 surrounded by his loving family at his side at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Michigan. Loving and devoted husband of Mary (nee Boldizar). Loving father of Marcy and husband Tim Namespetra. Loving Dzedo Mike to Andrew, Adam and Sara. Dr. Jacko was a research scientist specializing in friction materials and retired from Bendix Research/Honeywell. Dr. Jacko was a lifelong member of Sts. Cyril & Methodius Slovak Church, Windsor. He was also a lifelong member of the First Catholic Slovak Union, Branch 789 and a 45 year member of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE). Visiting at WINDSOR CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME (Main Chapel), 519-253-7234, 1700 Tecumseh Road East, on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service on Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 10 a.m. from the funeral home then to Sts. Cyril & Methodius Slovak Church for Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. Interment to follow at St. Alphonsus Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to The American Heart Association. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com
KAMINSKI ELMER G. Age 84, October 14, 2013. Beloved husband of the late Marguerite. Loving father of Lorraine Karasinski and Elaine (Greg Rippey) Kaminski. Dear grandfather of Robert Kensicki, Andrew Karasinki, Ryan (Amanda) Kensicki, Jennifer (Kyle) Acker, Alexis Karasinski and great grandson Ryan Kensicki Jr. Dear brother-in-law of Teddy Kaminski. Dear brother of the late Raymond. Visitation Saturday, October 19th from 12 noon until 4 p.m. with a Funeral Service at 1:30 p.m. at Gendernalik Funeral Home, 35259 23 Mile Road, New Baltimore.
KELLER ANN Age 92, of Southfield, died October 15, 2013. Beloved wife for 63 years to the late Robert Keller. Devoted mother of Rita (Ed) Sitron and the late Gerald (Judy) Keller. Loving grandmother of Shari (Pete Levine) Sitron, Neil (Jessica) Sitron, Vicki Sitron, Kevin (Robin) Keller and Rhondi (Phil Ouellette) Keller. Proud great-grandmother of Ilan Levine, Benjamin Sitron, Robbie Keller, Brittney, Danielle, Chelsea and Megan Ouellette. Cherished sister of Mildred (Irving) Flyer, the late Rudy (the late Adele) Mund, the late Etta (the late Sy) Drabkin and the late Florence (the late Stuart) Saslow. SERVICES 2:00 P.M. THURSDAY AT HEBREW MEMORIAL CHAPEL. (248) 543-1622. Interment Workmen's Circle. www.hebrewmemorial.org
KING DALE ALLEN Age 54. Passed away suddenly, October 15, 2013. Loving son of Eleanor and the late Richard. Beloved father of Leeland (Ashley) and Joseph. Loving Papa of Kaylee and Skylee. Brother of Richard (Kelly), Dan (Kelly), Don (Denise); and his favorite Aunt Lea Ann (Dale) Fisher. Also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation Thursday 2-8 p.m. Funeral Service Friday 1 p.m. at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 N. Inkster Rd., Garden City (between Ford Rd. and Cherry Hill). www.santeiufuneralhome.com
KOLONICH PAUL E. Age 81, October 16, 2013 of Riverview. Beloved husband of Helen. Loving father of Kathy Swierlik, Paul (Cathy), Terri (Steve) Nowicki, and Linda (Jeff) McGrath. Dearest brother of Elaine Burdock. Also survived by 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation Friday 1 - 9 p.m., John Molnar Funeral Home, 23700 West Road, Brownstown. In state Saturday 9:30 a.m., until time of Mass 10 a.m., St. Pius X Catholic Church, 14101 Superior, Southgate. www.molnarfuneralhome.com
KUZDAK RICHARD A. "ALLSTAR" age 79, of South Lyon, formerly of Detroit, passed away October 12, 2013. He was born April 26, 1934 in Detroit; son of Joseph and Josephine (nee Palac) Kuzdak. He was a resident of Detroit until 2005. Richard is survived by his children: Kenneth (Anna Winiarski-Kuzdak), Kathryn (Stephen) Bizek, Corinn (the late Donald) Fader, Karen (William) Beliveau, Richard (Lisa), Randal (Michele), Ron (Nancy), and Susan (Brandon) Smith; his grandchildren: Christian, Stephanie, Keith, Gretchen, Hillary (Kyle), Abigail, Giana, Douglas, Ricky, Jack, Randy Jr., Sarah, Mitchell, Noah, Laurel, Maxim, and Malea; his sister-in-law, Donna Kuzdak; and many nieces, nephews, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Carol and his brother, Roger Kuzdak. The visitation will be held on Friday, October 18, 2013 from 3 p.m. until 9 p.m., with a Rosary at 6:30 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Home, 122 West Lake Street, South Lyon. A funeral mass will be held Saturday, October 19 at 1:30p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 830 S. Lafayette, South Lyon. The family would appreciate memorial contributions to Hospices of Henry Ford, One Ford Place, 5A, Detroit, MI 48202.
MAIR MARY LOU Age 81, of South Lyon, formerly of Plymouth, Fenton, and Hawks, Michigan, passed away October 14, 2013. She was born March 27, 1932 in Toledo, Ohio. Beloved wife of the late Robert "Bubba" Mair. Devoted mother of Scott, Kyle, Amanda, Coreen, Holly, and Susan (Mike). Adored grandmother of eight and great-grandmother of one. Mary Lou was loved by all and will be missed forever by many. Time of gathering Saturday from noon 1 p.m. with a Memorial Service at 1 p.m. at Casterline Funeral Home, 122 W. Dunlap, Northville. Contributions to Salvation Army or charity of choice would be appreciated.
MAURO CONNIE MARIE age 50, of New Boston, October 13, 2013. Beloved wife of Robert Mauro. Loving sister of Bill (Brenda) Smith, Don (Debbie) Smith, Kathi (Randy) Cullen, Tonna (Don) Ayers and Kim Smith. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Lawanda Smith. Funeral Service is Sunday, 1:00 p.m., at Michigan Memorial Funeral Home, (next to Michigan Memorial Park) 30895 Huron River Dr., Huron Twp., 734-783-2646. Visitation is Saturday, 1:00-8:00 p.m. www.michiganmemorialfuneralhome.com
McBRIDE ROBERT E. "BOB" October 15, 2013, age 91. Beloved husband of Shirley for 69 cherished years. Loving father of Theresa (Gary) Hart, Pamela (Michael) Cullen, Frances (Ken) Hahn, the late Marilyn (Alan) Gwozdz, Roberta (Kerry) Callaghan. Proud grandfather of 14 and great-grandfather of four. Dear brother of Harold McBride. Visitation Friday 3-8 p.m. Funeral Saturday 11 a.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile Rd.). Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com.
McNEW PATRICIA age 90, died peacefully October 15, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Leon S. McNew. Dear mother of Patrick (Lee) and Michael (Mary) McNew. Cherished grandmother of Sarah (Brian Razzaque), Ryan (Austi) McNew, Colleen McNew, and John McNew. Great-grandmother of Sophia, Scarlett, and Emma. Sister of Robert H. Murphy, Jr. Funeral Mass at National Shrine of the Little Flower, 12 Mile at Woodward, Royal Oak, Friday 11 a.m. Friends may visit beginning at 10:30 a.m. Obituary and condolences at lynchfuneraldirectors.com
MYERS ELEANOR age 85, formerly of Bloomfield Hills, October 13, 2013. Beloved sister of Thomas E. Myers. Dear cousin of David Miller, Diane Duncan and Suzanne Dunsmoor. Funeral at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Road (between 14-15 Mile Rds.) Saturday 12 Noon. Friends may visit beginning at 11 a.m. A Memorial Service will take place Sunday, November 17, 11:30 a.m. at St. George Romanian Orthodox Cathedral, 18405 W. Nine Mile, Southfield, followed by dinner. Obituary and condolences at lynchfuneraldirectors.com
NORRIS PROFESSOR HAROLD Beloved husband of the late Frances Norris. Cherished father of Barbara Shawn and Victor (Dr. Ronda Barak-) Norris. Loving Papa of Rebecca (Brad) Kranig, Max Norris and Jessica Norris. Great-grandfather of Mitchell and Conner Kranig. Brother of the late Irene Simon and the late Norton Norris. SERVICES 11:00 A.M. THURSDAY AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020. INTERMENT AT BETH EL MEMORIAL PARK. www.irakaufman.com
ORNSTEN DANIEL EDWARD October 14, 2013, age 80. Beloved husband of Janice (nee Smykowski) and dear friend of former spouse Nicolina Ornsten. Loving father of Terry (John Ottinger) Ornsten and Melissa (Jeff) Clemence. Predeceased by his adored daughter Linda Lepoudre. Proud grandfather of seven and father-in-law of Michael Lepoudre. Visitation Thursday 3-9 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile Rd.). Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com.
PARKER MARY A. age 63, died October 15, 2013. Beloved wife of the late John Stickle. Loving sister of Michael (Barbara), Eileen (Paul) Konanos, Paul (Susan), Daniel, and Monica (Michael) Pipp. Dear aunt to Scott, Patrick, Vasilios, Katherine, Sara, Elizabeth, Christian, Mark, and Erin. Visitation Saturday 3-8 p.m. and Sunday 3-8 p.m. with a Rosary service at 7 p.m. at the Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 705 W. 11 Mile Rd. (four blocks E. of Woodward), Royal Oak. In state Monday 10:30 a.m. until time of funeral Mass 11 a.m. at Christ Our Light Catholic Church, 3077 Glouchester, Troy, MI 48084. Share your memories at www.sullivanfuneraldirectors.com.
PERRONE GRACE Age 92, October 15, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Philip. Loving mother of Chi Chi (Don) Hobart, Fr. Eduardo Perrone, Philip (Cindy) Perrone, and Angela Perrone. Proud grandmother of Derek, Christian, Philip, Mark, Nicholas, and Michelle. Great-grandmother of five. Dear sister of Domenic, Rose, Elizabeth "Boots," Theresa, Bill "Pete," the late Joseph, Jerry, Angela, and Frank. Visitation Friday 2:00 9:00 p.m. at A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Ave., at Vernier Rd., Grosse Pointe Woods. Rosary 8:00 p.m. In state Saturday 10:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Funeral Mass at Assumption Grotto Catholic Church, 13770 Gratiot, Detroit, MI 48205. Memorial contributions may be made to the church. ahpeters.com
PESHEK PRISCILLA A. (THOMPSON), was known as "Pat" to most of her friends and family. On October 11th, 2013, with family at her side, Pat passed away peacefully after a full and proud 94 years. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, October 19 at the Frankfort Pines. Burial in Woodmere Cemetery. Contributions to a hospice care of one's choice. Arrangements by Jowett Family Funeral Homes.
QUICK ALFRED G. "JERRY" 88, of Shelby Twp, Michigan. died October 16, 2013. A veteran of the US Navy serving in WWII Jerry retired from BP Oil as a Corporate Attorney. He also had a love for playing the organ. Survived by his niece Linda Gauss and his nephew Terry (Karen) Quick and many grand nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents Alfred and Anna, also his brother Lynn (Betty) Quick. Visitation 3 to 8 p.m. Friday, October 18, 2013 at Gramer Funeral Home, Diener Chapel 48271 Van Dyke Ave., ( S. of 22) Shelby Twp., MI 48317, 586-731-4150. Funeral Service 10:30a.m. Saturday at the Funeral Home. Burial will take place at Colfax Cemetery. www.GramerFuneralHome.com
SCHMELING GLORIA C. age 90, died peacefully October 15, 2013.Beloved wife of the late Charles Schmeling. Cherished mother of Mark (Kathleen) Schmeling, Paul (Dianne) Schmeling, John Schmeling, Lisa (Robert) Zafarana, Lynn (Leslie Caren) Schmeling, and Joan (Kirk) Rappley. Loving grandma Glo to Eric, Daniel, Michael, Laura, David, Katie, Sergey, Matthew, Nadya, Sara, Drew, and Luke. Dear sister of John Joseph (Tess) Seibert. Preceded in death by her siblings, Frederick Seibert, Patricia Reifenstein, and William Seibert. Visitation at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Road (between 14-15 Mile Rds.) Friday 4-8p.m. Rosary 7p.m. Funeral Mass at St. Regis Church, 3695 Lincoln, Bloomfield Hills, Saturday 11a.m. Friends may visit at church beginning at 10:30a.m. Memorials appreciated to the Salvation Army or Focus HOPE. Obituary and condolences at lynchfuneraldirectors.com
SIEDZIK EDWARD Age 87, October 15, 2013. Beloved husband of Anna (nee Toth). Loving father of Elaine (T.J.) Tomlinson, Edward B. (Marian), Audrey (Glenn) Kucway, James (Diane), and the late Andrew. Dear grandfather of 12 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Dear brother of Honora (Eugene) Kaminski. Dear uncle to several nieces and nephews. Visitation Thursday 2-9 p.m. with a 7p.m. Scripture Service at the Wasik Funeral Home, Inc., 49150 Schoenherr Rd. (N. of 22 Mile) Shelby Twp. In state Friday 9:30 a.m. until a 10:00 a.m. Funeral Mass at St. Isidore Church, 18201 Romeo Plank Road (corner of 23 Mile Rd.) Macomb Twp. Burial at Willow Grove Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.wasikfuneralhome.com
SKANTZE DOREEN M. Age 88, started her spirit journey October 12, 2013. Born in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, moved to the United States as a young woman and married Vincent "Bud" Skantze in Detroit, MI after World War II. She raised three children, John, Alan and Ted Skantze, who survive her. Those left to share in the joy of her life are, Kristin Skantze, Brenda Skantze; grandchildren Amanda, Jason, Charlie, Jack; great-grandchildren Kailyn, Jaxon; and many friends. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to the Re-Member Organization, P.O. Box 5054 Pine Ridge, SD 57770. A memorial service will take place at 11 a.m. on Thursday, October 17 at Northwood Presbyterian Church, Clearwater, Florida.
SLEZAK GEORGE age 87, passed away October 13, 2013. Loving husband of Angeline. Dearest father of: Karen (Bob), the late Patty, Susan (Ben), Ellen (Brian), Carol, Julie (David). Grandfather of seven and great-grandfather of three, and special uncle to Denise and family. George graduated from GMI as an engineer and was dedicated to his career at GM/Fisher Body for 43 years. He took great pride in supporting the education of his daughters, all of whom graduated from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. George is an example of dedication to work and family that will not be forgotten. In lieu of flowers, the family appreciates donations to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen, and the Felician Sisters of Livonia. Visitation will be Thursday 2 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the Sterling Heights Chapel of the E.J. Mandziuk & Son Funeral Directors, 3801 18 Mile (NW corner of Ryan) Rosary 7:00 p.m. Funeral Service Friday in state 9:00 a.m. with Mass 9:30 a.m. at St. Rene Catholic Church, 35955 Ryan Road. Interment Resurrection Cemetery.
SMITH LARRY DARNELL "CHILI DOG" of Detroit Bro. Larry Darnell Smith passed away Saturday, October 12, 2013. Larry was born July 25, 1950 in Aberdeen, Mississippi. A visitation will be held Friday, October 18, 2013 from 6-8 p.m. at the Northwest Unity Missionary Baptist Church,8345 Ellsworth St., Detroit, Michigan. followed by the celebration of life Saturday, October 19, 2013 10 a.m. service with 9:30 a.m. family hour at the church with Dr. Oscar King, officiating. Interment to follow in Metropolitan Memorial Gardens in Belleville, MI. Please share a message of comfort and view the full scroll of life on-line at www.whitleymemorialfuneralhome.com.
SUBAR SEYMOUR Age 84, of West Bloomfield, died October 15, 2013. Beloved husband for 60 years to Phyllis Subar. Devoted father of Jeffrey Subar, Neal Joseph (Carol Joy) Subar, Lorin Marc (Flora Ellias) Subar and Carol Beth (Michael) Yoffee. The loving Zady of Evan, Sara, Samantha, Alexis "Woobie" Subar and Eric, Max, Zack and Alana Yoffee. Cherished brother of Eli David (Claire) Subar, Adeline (Frank) Loewenberg, the late Philip (the late Faye) Subar, the late Shirley (the late David) Sklash. Dear brother-in-law of the late Louis (Ruth) Zack. SERVICES THURSDAY 11 A.M. at HEBREW MEMORIAL CHAPEL (248) 543-1622. Interment Adat Shalom Memorial Park. www.hebrewmemorial.org
SZAFAREK ARTHUR Age 93, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on October 12, 2013. Beloved husband of 42 years to Jacqueline (nee Henry). Dear father of Paula (George) Leventis and Arthur John Szafarek. Loving papa of Nicholas Leventis and Michael Szafarek. Dearest uncle to Susan (Brack) Moss. Arthur is also survived by nieces Lorraine Dimitrie, Jeanette Petrowsky, Virginia Lesczynski, Arlene Ethridge, Linda Frenette and Donna Szafarek and many great nieces and nephews. Dear uncle of Michael (Andrea) Henry and Jeff Henry. Sadly, Arthur was predeceased by his first wife of 24 years Helen (nee Luczynski) on August 15, 1970. Arthur was also predeceased by his siblings Julius, Mary Rybinski, Walter, Anthony and Clara Szafarek and his parents Albert and Stella (Lemke). Predeceased by niece Dorothy Tomaszewski and nephews Art Rybinski and Frank Rybinski, Jr. Arthur served our country during WW II and was awarded the purple heart. He lived life to the fullest, enjoying his family, golfing and traveling. Visitation Thursday, October 17, 2013 from 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. with a Scripture Service Thursday 7:00 p.m. at Edward Swanson & Son Funeral Home, 30351 Dequindre, Madison Heights, Michigan 48071. In state Friday 10:00 a.m. until time of Mass 10:30 a.m. St. Louise de Marillac Church, 2500 E. Twelve Mile Rd., Warren, Michigan 48091. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Reverance Hospice, (St. John's Providence Park Hospital), Capuchin Soup Kitchen or The Salvation Army. Share a memory at edwardswansonandsonfuneralhome.com
TAYLOR ROBERT A. October 11, 2013. Beloved husband of the late Sally for 52 years. Loving father of Mark (Elizabeth), Traci (Kenneth) Misiolek and Gina (Donald) Dietrich. Dear grandfather of Luke, Travis, Jake, Nick, Cassie, Nathan, Ben and Thomas. Brother of Art, Jim, Donn and Aurora. Visitation at the O'Brien/Sullivan Funeral Home, 41555 Grand River, Novi, 248-348-1800 Friday 2-9p.m., Scripture Service Friday 7p.m. In state at Holy Family Church, 24505 Meadowbrook, Novi , Saturday 10:30a.m. until the Funeral Liturgy at 11:00a.m. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Donations may be made to the St. Anne Catholic Church, Baldwin, Michigan or the Livonia Head Start Program. On line sympathy message at www.obrien/sullivanfuneralhome.com
VOLARIC ERNEST W. October 14, 2013, age 89. Beloved husband of Mary (nee Guinta) for 65 years. Loving father of Sharon (Gerald) Milke, Ronald (Susan), Ernest M. (Iliana) and Mary Ellen (Frank) Sumbera. Proud and loving grand of eight and great-grandfather of 10. Mr. Volaric was proud to serve in the U.S. Navy during WWII and made a career of owning and operating cemeteries. Visitation Thursday 3-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Scripture Service at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). In state Friday 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass at St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church, 48115 Schoenherr (N. of 21 Mile Rd.). Interment Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton Township. Please share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com
WITTENSTROM RICHARD KEITH age 74, resident of Gilbert, Michigan, formerly of Rochester Hills, MI and Pinehurst, North Carolina, passed away October 11, 2013. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2780 North 41 Road, Manton, MI. The family will receive friends for visitation from 10:00 a.m. until time of service. Final interment will take place at Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Keith's name to Lutheran World Relief or Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Please visit Keith's personal book of memories page at www.oakgrovefh.com to share a memory of photo with his family. The family has entrusted funeral arrangements with Oak Grove Funeral Home & Cremation Center of Manistee.
WOODRUFF GROVER C. Retired Ford Motor Co Electrician, Cub Master (Pack #229 '60s thru '70s), Local 600 League Bowler ('60s-'80s), and Church Trustee, passed on October 9, 2013 after a long and valiant struggle with cancer. Beloved husband of Icie (Jennings). Loved Father of Edward C. Woodruff. Cherished grandfather of Christopher Allen (Charmain) and Ashley Woodruff. Adored papa and playmate to Christian Woodruff. Brother of Hurtis Woodruff. Grover's reverence toward god, deep compassion for his fellow beings, and endless love for his family and friends is an inspiration to all he encountered. Home Going 10:30a.m. Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Mt Beaulah Baptist Church Detroit. Visitation 3-8 p.m. Friday, at O. H. Pye III Funeral Home Detroit. Online condolences at www.pyefuneralhome.com.
ZABA JANE (NEE. PACOS) Age 88, October 15, 2013. Beloved wife of Barney for 62 years. Loving mother of Cathy (Steven) Slade. Beloved grandmother of Jennifer and Jeffrey (Tara) Pilachowski and Tara (Jaden) and Steven Patrick Slade. Also survived by her sister Sophia Soave. Visitation Friday 2-8 p.m. with an evening service at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 N. Inkster Rd., Garden City (between Ford Rd. and Cherry Hill). In state Saturday 9 a.m., followed by 9:30 a.m. Funeral Service at Church of the Divine Child, 1055 N. Silvery Lane at Wilson in Dearborn. Family suggests memorials to the Susan B. Komen Foundation.