MATYCH HARRY EDWARD "BUD" Born in Big Rapids, Michigan on August 13, 1931, resided in St. Charles, Missouri, died on July 28, 2013 in St. Charles at Harvester Residential Care Facility. He is survived by three children, Gary (Linda) Matych of Novi, Vicki (Chuck) Snearly of Novi, and Karen McWhirter of Yorba Linda, California; seven grandchildren, Katelyn, Eric and Lindsey Matych, Charlie (Kathryn) and Laura Snearly, and Matt and Jenny McWhirter, and one great-grandson, Carson Snearly. He is also survived by one sister, Clara Jo (Tom) Altenbern, brother-in-law Tom Bourdon and sister-in-law Joleen Matych and several nieces and nephews. Bud was preceded in death by his parents, George and Leona (Drescher) Matych, sisters Charline Bourdon and Mary Tremmel and brother, James E. Matych. A private memorial service will be held in Michigan at a later date. Interment will be in Highland View Cemetery, 606 Bellevue St., Big Rapids, MI. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Harvester Residential Care Facility, 35 Lillian Drive, St. Charles, MO 63304 or AmHeart Hospice, 16 The Plaza, Troy, MO 63379.
McCLELLAND HELEN V. July 27, 2013, age 82. Beloved wife of the late Douglas. Dear mother of Gary D. (Judy), Elaine C. (Lewis) Tyler and Larry T. (Cathy). Grandmother of James, Ben, Matthew, Derek and Brian. Sister of Natalie Bickerton. Memorial contributions to the American Heart Association would be appreciated. The family has entrusted care and services to the L. J. Griffin Funeral Home, Westland, 734-522-9400.
MICHALSKI EUGENE SR., age 86, formerly of Birmingham, passed away July 30, 2013. Beloved husband of the late Vilma. Loving father of Eugene (Andrea) Michalski, Jr., Deborah (companion Anthony Street) Michalski, Cynthia (Graham) MacDonald, Mary Ellen (Robert) Bass and the late Mark (Linda) Michalski. Also survived by 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Mr. Michalski served in the US Navy during World War II and was honorably discharged in June of 1946. Upon completion of his military service he became an Elementary School teacher in the Detroit School System teaching both Science and Biology. He finished his career in education as an Elementary School Principal, with a Masters Degree and PhD course work from Eastern University in Michigan. Private Services will be held at Modetz Funeral Home, Orion. Inurnment Christ Church Cranbrook. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Salvation Army. Online condolences www.modetzfuneralhomes.com.
MOORE THOMAS J. Age 83. July 28, 2013. Beloved husband of the late Dorothy. Dear father of Kathryn (Charles) Harris, Thomas (Dana), Robert, Eileen (Calvin) Wiley and John. Grandfather of Kristina (Darren) Freed, Jeremy Moore, Ryan (Jamie) Moore, Jeffrey Moore, Stephanie and Kelsey Wiley. Great-grandfather of Brendan, Ian, Ronan Freed and Patrick Moore. Brother of Liz McGrath, Mary Moran and the late James. Brother-in-law of Trudy Rittenger and Sally Hayes. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, friends, close neighbors and his cat Cleo. A Devoted Detroit sports fan Go Tigers! Memorial gathering Saturday August 10, 2013 10 a.m. followed by the 11:30 a.m. Memorial Service at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 N. Inkster Rd., Garden City (between Ford Rd. and Cherry Hill). Family suggests memorials to Vitas Hospice. www.santeiufuneralhome.com
NEWBERRY DOROTHY B. Passed away in San Rafael, California on February 27 at the age of 93. She was born in Detroit on May 28, 1919. She was the wife of Frank, who predeceased her, and mother of Susan, Nina (Caspi) who predeceased her, and Claudia. She was grandmother to Dothan and Yaelle Caspi of Australia. After Frank retired from the Ford Motor Co. they moved to California. A chapel service will be held at Roseland Park Cemetery, 12 Mile, in Berkley, on Saturday, August 10 at 11 a.m.
NOCITA MARGARET ANN (NEE O'LEARY) July 31, 2013. Age 90. Beloved wife of the late Nunzio (Nick). Dear mother of Charles (Sue), Andrew (Jan), William (Karen) and John (Stephanie). Loving grandmother of Nick, Tony, Andy, Mike, James, Nino, Rosie and Billy. Great-grandmother of Nick, Jr. and Charles Joseph (C.J.). Sister of Elizabeth Peirce and the late Mary, Aileen, John, and Patricia. Visitation Monday 6-9 p.m. and Tuesday 2-9 p.m. with a Scripture service 7 p.m. at the A. H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Avenue at Vernier Road, Grosse Ponte Woods. In state Wednesday 9:30 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass 10 a.m. at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church 20705 Greater Mack, St. Clair Shores. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. ahpeters.com
NUTTING DR. HELEN M. Age 93, well respected and loved pediatrician died peacefully at home July 11,2013 from lymphoma. Pre-deceased by her parents Charles and Ruth, siblings Mary Stapp, Charles (Willa), Jane (Chuck) Sylvester, nephew Carl (Carol) Stapp and dear friend Adele Rolfe. Awesome aunt to Susan Edwards, Chuck and Bill Nutting, Helen Taylor, Ann Graupmann, Gail Schneider, Beth Sears and many great-nieces and nephews. A private service has been held. Memorial donations may be made to Leader Dogs for the Blind, which her father co-founded, 1039 S. Rochester Rd., Rochester Hills, MI 48307.
O'HARA TERRANCE R. SR., August 1, 2013, Age 84. Beloved husband of Patricia for 59 years. Loving father of James (Kim) and Terrance, Jr. (Brenda). Dear grandfather of Jessica Drews (Howard) and Rachel Kwiatkoski (David). Funeral Service Sunday (today) 3 p.m. at A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Road (Between Maple & Big Beaver), 248-362-2500. Family will receive friends Sunday 11 a.m. until time of service. Memorial tributes to Detroit Rescue Mission Ministeries. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
OKIN LUCILLE SHECTER Beloved wife of Bernard Okin. Dear mother of Neal Okin (Jennifer Polse), Allise (Steven) Wachs, and Laurie Okin. Adoring grandmother of Lena and Marin Wachs. Sister-in-law of Joann Shecter. Dearest cousin of Rita Bedrick. Also remembered by many loving family members and friends. SERVICES SUNDAY 2 P.M. AT THE DORFMAN CHAPEL, FARMINGTON HILLS, 248-406-6000, or visit www.thedorfmanchapel.com.
OLDENBURG KARL L., 41 of Gaylord. Monday, July 29, 2013. Born July 5, 1972 to William and Carol. 1990 graduate of Lee M. Thurston High School, Redford. Attended U of M Dearborn and CMU. Survived by his wife Heather (Terzano); children, William, Emily, Erik and Sarah; his mother, Carol; sister, Kerry Kornacki; brother, Alan all of Redford; mother-in-law, Kimberly Terzano of Detroit; sister-in-law, Kathleen Terzano of Wyoming; niece and two nephews. Preceded in death by his father, William, 1996. Visitation was Friday, August 2nd, funeral services were Saturday, August 3rd. Memorial contributions to his family. Arrangements by Gaylord Community Funeral Home, 989-732-2230. Full information available at www.gaylordfuneralhome.com.
ORAVEC PHILLIP E. age 64, of Clinton Township passed away Tuesday, July 30, 2013. Phillip was born on December 31, 1948 in White Township, Pennsylvania. Loving brother of Edward (Diane) Oravec, Jr., Nanette (Joseph) Chaperon and Diana (Paul) Schultz. Proud uncle of one niece and four nephews. Phillip was predeceased by his parents, Edward (Helen) Oravec, Sr. Arrangements were entrusted to Kaul Funeral Home in Roseville. Please share a memory with the family at www.kaulfuneralhome.com.
ORLOWSKI EDWARD C. age 90, July 29, 2013 of Warren, Michigan. Beloved husband of the late Mary. Dear father of Michael (Sandy), Gary (Carol) and Debra (Mark) Robin. Loving grandfather of seven and great-grandfather of seven. Brother of Irene (Norbert) Szczygiel, and Stella Paweski. Memorial gathering Wednesday August 7, 2013 from 10 a.m. until time of Memorial Mass 10:30 a.m. St. Louise de Marillac Church 2500 12 Mile Rd. Warren, Michigan. Memorial contributions to Solanus Casey Center would be appreciated C/O 1780 Mt. Elliot Detroit, Michigan 48207 or www.solanuscenter.org. Arrangements by edwardswansonandsonfuneralhome.com
ORTMANN MILDRED AND VALENTINE Memorial service to be held at Bethel Lutheran Church (corner of Frazho and Little Mack) in St. Clair Shores on Saturday, August 10 at 11:00 a.m.
PANACKIA VIRGINIA M. Age 90, July 31, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Edward. Dear mother of Edward Michael (Connie), Thomas (Cynthia), Patricia (Joseph) Lucido and Christopher. Loving grandmother of Kristi (Michael), Andrea, Melissa (Mario), Michael (Alicia), Jennifer (Chris) and Lindsay. Great grandmother of Joe, Marco and Natalie. Sister of Earl Pacitti and Flora Jacoby. Visitation at the O'Brien/Sullivan Funeral Home, 41555 Grand River, Novi, MI 248-348-1800 Sunday 2-9p.m. Funeral Service Monday at the funeral home at 11 a.m. Donations in Virginia's honor can be made to the Rheumatoid Arthritis Foundation. On line sympathy message at www.obriensullivanfuneralhome.com
PARSONS ARLENE, age 90, of Walled Lake, passed away June 4, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Frank. Loving mother of Jerry, Frank and the late Sandy. Proud grandmother of six, great-grandmother of 20 and great-great-grandmother of 15. Memorial service will be on Saturday, August 17, 2013 from 1:00-1:30 p.m. at Oakland Hills Memorial Gardens, 43300 W. 12 Mile Road, Novi.
POKORNY F. PATRICIA (NEE NAUD) Born May 7, 1928 - August 1, 2013. Preceded in death by her husband Dr. Donald Pokorny and son Dr. Paul H. Pokorny. Survived by daughters, Valerie Pokorny and Patrice DuFour; grandchildren Jason, McHugh (Jennifer), Donald (Marci), Dr. Aaron (Monica), Nicholas, Chelsea DuFour, and seven great grandchildren. Memorial Mass Saturday, August 10th 9:30 am. in state, 10 a.m. Mass at St. Paul's on the Lake Church, 157 Lakeshore Dr., Grosse Pointe 48236. Donations; Conservancy of SW FL, 1450 Merrihue Dr., Naples, FL 34102 or UDM Dental Prosthodontic, 2700 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Detroit, MI 48208.
PORTH PETER E. Age 81, July 30, 2013. Beloved husband of Elaine. Loving father of Audrey Hough and Glenn (Marianne). Grandfather of Arthur Hough, Alec and Paul Porth. Survived by his three sisters. Inurnment with Military Honors at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Memorials to the American Heart Association. Please share a memory at www.sullivanfuneraldirectors.com
RICHARDS JACK E. of Wyandotte. August 1, 2013. Age 87. Loving father of Jackie (Dennis) Kelly, Denise Richards and Doug Green, Gloria (Bill) Mong, David (Donna) Richards and Rosemarie (Dan) Hudson. Dear brother of Rena Mae Fisher and Howard Richard. Proud grandfather of 11 and great grandfather of 10. Memorial visitation at Christian Missionary Alliance Church of Wyandotte. Arrangements by Czopek Funeral Directors, 734-285-9000.
ROSS GERALD THOMAS, age 53, August 2, 2013. Son of Delaine and stepson of Roy Crowdis, Sr. and Ruth Ross. Dear brother of Theresa Ann and Dennis Ross and Roy (Kim) Crowdis, Jr. Uncle of Jack, Saj, Courtney Walker, Mia Ann, Bryan Lee Crowdis, Dennis James Ross, Jr. and Dori Ann. He also leaves behind many dear friends. Predeceased by his father Gerald. Gerald loved baseball and was a huge Tigers fan. Visitation Wednesday 2 p.m. until a 7 p.m. Funeral Service at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 Inkster Rd. (between Ford Rd. and Cherry Hill), Garden City. www.santeiufuneralhome.com
RUDONI ROSEMARY Passed away on July 28th, 2013. Predeceased by parents William and Mary Wieske, sons Ronald and Gary and brother William. Survived by her partner in life Steve, her children Michael (Gidgette), Judith (Douglas), Edmund (Hollie) and David (Lana), her sisters Meryl Louise, Margaret and Geraldine. Also survived by 11 beautiful grandchildren, one great-grandchild, 13 nieces and nephews and many loving cousins. We all thank you for making our lives better. Memorial service: St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 21620 Greater Mack, St. Clair Shores, MI 48080 at 10:00a.m. on the 10th of August. Lunch services will follow at the Barrister House, 21801 Harper Ave., St. Clair Shores, MI 48080. ahpeters.com