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RUSKIN, LILLIAN

2013-03-03
LILLIAN  RUSKIN

RUSKIN LILLIAN Beloved wife of the late Harold Ruskin; Cherished mother of David (Gloria) Ruskin and Laurie Ruskin; Loving Bubbie of Rachel Ruskin and Julie Ruskin (Ofer) Ohana; Proud great-grandmother of Avital and Shai Ohana. Sister of the late Louis (the late Ruth) Brownstein and the late Hilda (the late Abraham)Gornbein;Sister in Law of the late Edythe (the late Leon) Cutler, the late Philip (the late Faye) Ruskin and the late Betty (the late William) Yaker. SERVICES 2:00 P.M. SUNDAY AFTERNOON AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL. (248) 569-0020. INTERMENT AT WESTWOOD CEMETERY. www.irakaufman.com

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IRENE A. (NEE IDZIAK) SALVETA

SALVETA IRENE A. (NEE IDZIAK) February 27, 2013. Beloved wife of the late John. Dearest mother of Patricia (Joseph) Rashid, Yvonne (Larry) Rhoads, John (Karen), and Pamela (Richard) Hypnar. Loving grandmother of Brian (Amber), Jessica, Andrew, and Erica. Dear sister of Patricia Deja. Family will receive friends Sunday from 1-8 pm with Scripture Service at 4 pm at Stanley Turowski Funeral Home, 25509 W. Warren, Dearborn Heights. In state Monday 9:30 am at St. Alphonsus Church until time of Mass at 10 am. Share condolences at www.stanleyturowskifuneralhome.com

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SAWAYA, NELLIE M.

2013-03-03
NELLIE M.  SAWAYA

SAWAYA NELLIE M. (NEE HINDY). March 2, 2013. Age 95. Dearest mother of Norman (Candace) Sawaya. Loving grandmother of Nicole (James) and Stephen. Proud great-grandmother of Grace, Ava and Emily. Dear sister of Kamal (Helene) Hindy & the late Louise (Nick) Shaheen. Visitation Thursday 3-9 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Prayer Service Thursday 7:00 p.m. Instate Friday 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. time of funeral service at Our Lady of Redemption Church (Warren) 29293 Lorraine (off 12 Mile Road & E. of Van Dyke). Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery (Southfield). Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Guest Book" @ WujekCalcaterra.com.

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THEODORE J.  SCHERER

SCHERER THEODORE J. Age 89, February 28, 2013. Beloved husband of Christine for 64 years. Loving father of Suzanne Burns and Patricia (Rick) Bucchare. Will also be missed by his many nieces, nephews and family members. Visitation Sunday 2-9 p.m. with a Rosary at 7 p.m. at Harry J. Will Funeral Home 37000 Six Mile Rd. in Livonia. Funeral Monday, in state 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass at 10:00 a.m. at St. Colette Catholic Church 17600 Newburgh Rd. in Livonia.

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SCOTT, ROBERT LEE

2013-03-03
ROBERT LEE SCOTT

SCOTT ROBERT LEE, passed away on Thursday, February 28, 2013 at the age of 84. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Dorothy Scott; his three daughters, Juanita Watts, Belinda Jordan and Lisa Scott; four grandchildren Ronald Cross, Renita Watts, Erika Jordan, Serenity Eley-Scott and one great-grandchild Raven Williams. His son Ronald Eley preceded him in death. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 6th from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Family hour on Thursday, March 7th at 10a.m. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 7th at The James H. Cole Funeral Home, 16100 Schaefer Hwy, Detroit, MI 48235.

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KATHLEEN T. "KATIE" SEELY

SEELY KATHLEEN T. "KATIE", February 27, 2013. Dear mother of Frank E. (Christine Webster) Seely, John C. (Diane Redmond) Seely, and JoEllen Seely Phillips; grandmother of seven, Elizabeth (Dan) Bidwell, Emily Webster-Seely, Kathleen L. Seely-Gant, John C. Seely-Gant, Constance M. Seely-Gant, Ryan (Cara) Phillips, Hillary (Ernesto) Arieta, and great-grandmother of four. A funeral service will take place at 10 a.m. March 11th at the Holy Trinity Parish's St. Joseph Catholic Church – Port Huron - Fr. Brian K. Cokonougher officiating. Visitation March 10th from 2-7 p.m. in the Smith Family Funeral Home – South, 1230 7th Street, Port Huron. Visitation at church March 11th begins at 9 a.m. www.smithfamilyfuneralhome.com

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SHANAHAN, RITA MARY

2013-03-03
RITA MARY SHANAHAN

SHANAHAN RITA MARY Age 91, died February 24, 2013. Dearest wife of the late Tom Shanahan. Sister of Rev. Richard Osebold and the late Gertrude, Frank, Mary Ann Schmitz, Margaret, Joseph, Vincent and Leo. Dear sister-in-law of Marge Osebold and also survived by many nieces and nephews, as well as numerous great and great-great nieces and nephews. After retiring from a long career at Michigan Bell, she and her husband moved to Maui, Hawaii. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 6, at 10:00 am at St. Theresa Church in Kihei, Maui, Hawaii.

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SHIELDS, RUTH ANN

2013-03-03
RUTH ANN SHIELDS

SHIELDS RUTH ANN Age 101 1/2, February 26, 2013. Loving mother of JoAnne (Johannes) Buiteweg and June Gulich. Proud grandmother of 13 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Visitation Monday 3-9 p.m. at the Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 705 W. 11 Mile Road (four blocks east of Woodward), Royal Oak. She will lie in state Tuesday 9 a.m. until the time of her celebration of life at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial at Acacia Park Cemetery, Beverly Hills. Memorials to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital are appreciated. Share your memories at www.sullivanfuneraldirectors.com.

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SHIER WILLIAM HENRY JR. Age 80, a native of Michigan and a resident of Foley, Alabama passed away Wednesday, February 6, 2013. He is preceded in death by his wife Beverly Cook Shier of Foley, AL; a son Brian Scott Shier and a daughter Beth Anne Shier. Survived by two sons; William H. Shier III (Victoria) of St. Clair, MI and Kenneth A. Shier (Laura) of Cropwell, AL; brother Reinhardt C. Shier of Farmington Hills, MI; three grandchildren, Scott T. Shier, Jessica L. Shier and Ashley K. Palmer. Service is at 10:00 a.m. on March 9, 2013 at Foley United Methodist Church in Foley, AL. In lieu of flowers send memorials to the music program at Foley United Methodist Church 915 Pine Grove St., Foley, AL, 36535 ARRANGEMENTS BY WOLFE-BAYVIEW FUNERAL HOMES & CREMATORY, INC. 2551 S. MCKENZIE STREET FOLEY, AL 36535 (251)943-2391 www.wolfefuneralhomes.com

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LUEL POTTER JR.  SIMMONS

SIMMONS LUEL P. JR. age 91 was born July 27, 1921 in Battle Creek, Michigan and died February 1, 2013 in Novi, Michigan. He met his wife, Marian Wilson Simmons, when they were in high school. They were married for 67 years until her death in 2011. They graduated from Kalamazoo College where he was a member of the Scholars Group, editor of the college yearbook, President of the College Singers and a member of Sigma Rho Sigma. He later graduated from Harvard Business School. His involvement with Kalamazoo College continued while he served on the Alumni Executive Board and spent twelve years on the Emeritus Club Board, four of them as co—president with his wife. He was a member of the Stetson Society and the 1833 Society and received the Co|lege's Distinguished Service Award and the Emeritus Club Citation of Merit. He and his wife established the Luel and Marian Simmons Scholarship Fund. During WW II Mr. Simmons was a U. S. Navy Supply Corps Officer, serving on ships in the Pacific. After the war he was Supply Officer of the Naval Reserve Unit in Kalamazoo, while being employed by Ingersol Division of Borg—Warner Corporation. For 28 years, he was in sales in Detroit for Production Steel Company, which became Whittaker Steel where he was Vice President. He later joined the German Company Thyssen Steel, and subsequently founded and was President of Elsimco, Inc., a firm involved in international trade. He and his wife were among thirteen families who founded St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Troy, Michigan, a mission of Christ Church Cranbrook, Bloomfield Hills. There he served five terms as Senior Warden, was on the Building Committee and was the first choir director. Eventually, the family rejoined Christ Church Cranbrook where he was Treasurer and twice Sr. Warden, was a licensed Lay Reader and for 25 years a head usher. He served the Diocese of Michigan as chair of the Committee on Constitution and Canons and as a member of the committee for Camp Chickagami. The family traveled to 47 states. After the children were grown Mr. and Mrs. Simmons visited some 80 countries and circumnavigated the globe. Luel was a 25 year member of the Bloomfield Open Hunt Club and a life member of the Birmingham Men's Club. After residing in Bloomfield Hills for 49 years, they moved to Fox Run Retirement Community in Novi, Michigan where he was a member of the Committee for the Center of Continuous Learning, and the Philanthropy Committee, which funds the Benevolent Care Fund. Luel and Marian had three children: Marylu Andrews (David, deceased), Jonathan (deceased) and William (Marsha); five grandchildren: Stephen (Christine), Jonathan, and Michael (Stacey) Andrews, and Jennifer (Mark) Niesen and Allan Simmons; and eight great grandchildren: Daniel, Gregory, Sofia, Jack, Luel, and Benjamin Andrews, and Lauren, Jackson and Keegan Niesen. A Memorial Service will be held March 9, 2013 at 11:00a.m. at Christ Church Cranbrook, 470 Church Road, Bloomfield Hills, 48304, followed by a reception. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Artworks Fund at Christ Church Cranbrook or the Benevolent Care Fund at Fox Run, 41200 Fox Run Road, Novi, Michigan 48377. On Line sympathy message at www.obriensullivanfuneralhome.com

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