OBUDZINSKI DOROTHY L. April 11, 2012, age 94 of Dearborn Heights. Beloved wife of the late Edward. Loving mother of Jeannette (Jeff) Kyff, Ken (Diane), Margaret, Gary (Susan), David (Cheryl), Daniel, and the late Edward. Proud grandmother of 12 and great grandmother of seven. Visitation Sunday 3-7 p.m. at Vermeulen Funeral Home, 46401 W. Ann Arbor Rd. (between Sheldon and Beck) Plymouth. In State Monday 10 a.m. until the 10:30 a.m. Funeral Mass at St. John Neumann Church, 44800 Warren (west of Sheldon) Canton. Memorials may be made to Seasons Hospice, or Hotel-Dieu Grace Hospital Foundation. To share a memory, please visit vermeulenfuneralhome.com
PALMER SHIRLEY Beloved wife of the late William M. Palmer. Dear mother of Kenneth Palmer and Kathryn (Brian) McDonald. Loving grandmother of Amy Palmer. Dedicated companion to Kalmon Nager. SERVICES FRIDAY, 2:00 PM AT THE DORFMAN CHAPEL, FARMINGTON HILLS, (248) 406-6000. INTERMENT TO FOLLOW AT THE TEMPLE ISRAEL GARDENS OF BETH EL MEM. PARK CEMETERY or visit www.thedorfmanchapel.com
PARE' ALFRED A. Age 87, died April 18, 2012. Dear father of Mary Alice (David) Power, Suzanne (Kevin) Killeen, Louise Pare', Patricia Malley (Mike Johnson), Michael (Ellen) Pare' and Stephen Pare'; doting grandfather Sean Killeen (Betsy Duffiney), Michael Malley, Julia (Ed) Knotek, Kate (Dann) Goble, Dan Power, Chloe Pare' and Grace Pare'. One great-granddaughter. Preceded in new life by his wife, Margaret, his brother John, his sister Magdalen Kukla, and his son-in-law James Malley. Funeral Mass Saturday, April 21, 10:00 a.m. (in state 9:30 a.m.) at the Servant church of St. Alexander, 27835 Shiawassee, Farmington Hills. Visitation Friday 2-8 p.m. (prayer service 7:00) at Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, 23720 Farmington Rd., (btw. 9-10 Mile Rds., just N of Grand River), downtown Farmington (248-474-5200). Memorial tributes suggested to Muscular Dystrophy Association or Wounded Warrior Project. heeney-sundquist.com
PELLERITO VINCENZO "VINCE" Age 88 of Chesterfield passed away on April 17, 2012. Beloved husband of 45 years to the late Bertha. Dear father of Patricia Winebrenner, Terry Hackett, and Lori (Mike) Deslippe. Dearest grandfather of Eric Winebrenner, John Hackett, Joseph Hackett, Michael Deslippe, and Dana Deslippe. He is also survived by his siblings Phyllis, Mary, and Theresa. Visitation Friday April 20, 2012 from 3-8 pm at Resurrection Funeral Home, 40800 Hayes Rd. Clinton Township, MI 48038. Funeral service Saturday April 21, 2012 in state at 10:30 until service at 11am at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers please send donations to The MDS Foundation 4573 South Broad St. Suite 150 Yardville, NJ 08620. Please visit www.resurrectionfuneralhome.com
PHILLIPS BRIDGET N. age 79, died April 17, 2012. Beloved wife of William T. Phillips. Loving mother of Lynn Phillips, Donna Westmoreland, Lisa (Brent) Bassett, Terry (Steve) Cauzillo, Scott (Sabine) Phillips, Bob Phillips, Amy (Mike) Fitzpatrick and Sean ( Jane ) Phillips. Adored grandmother of Sarah, Erin, Meghan, Ben, Lauren, Max, Caleb, Haley, Laine, Jarred, Molly, Amy, Andy, Matt, Alia, Zane, Jack, Will, Luke and Owen. Dear sister of Bill Culleton, Derm Culleton, Mary Crotty, Fran Farrell and Terry Jackman. The family will receive friends Friday 1 to 8 p.m., with a Rosary 7 p.m. at the Northrop-Sassaman Funeral Home, 19091 Northville Road (at Seven Mile) Northville. Mass Saturday 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church (Main and Orchard Streets) Northville. In lieu of flowers memorials to Feed the Children. org.,P.O. Box 36, Oklahoma City, OK. 73101 (800-627-4556) or St. Judes Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Drive, Memphis, TN. 38105 (800-822-6344 ) would be appreciated.
PLAUT RABBI JONATHAN V. Beloved husband of 47 years of Carol Plaut. Cherished father of Daniel (Amy Cohen) Plaut and Deborah (David) Elias. Loving Zayde of Steven and Jeffrey Elias. Devoted son of the late Rabbi W. Gunther Plaut and the late Elizabeth Strauss Plaut. Dear brother of Judith Plaut. Brother-in-law of Betty Fain (Dr. Stephen Miller). Beloved uncle of Marc and Melissa Sternfield, Robin and David Elowe and their children. GRAVESIDE SERVICES WILL BE HELD 3:00 PM THURSDAY AT HOLY BLOSSOM MEMORIAL PARK IN TORONTO. A MEMORIAL SERVICE WILL BE HELD AT 2:00 PM SUNDAY AFTERNOON AT CONGREGATION BETH EL IN WINDSOR. ARRANGEMENTS BY THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020. www.irakaufman.com.
PROPSON BEVERLY A., age 80, of Rochester Hills, died April 17, 2012. Beloved wife of Ted Propson since October 21, 1961. Dear mother of Scott (Kimberly) Propson, Dennis (Nancy) Propson and Kathy (Jim) Jenkins. Devoted grandmother of Scott, Kate, Taylor, Noah, Alex, Brooke, Trevor, Doug and Hannah. Sister of Barbara Mulligan. Scripture Service 11:00 a.m. Friday at PIXLEY FUNERAL HOME, 322 W. University Drive in downtown Rochester. Her family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Memorial contributions in her name may be directed to the American Cancer Society. www.pixleyfh.com
PRZYBYLSKI ANN Age 94. Beloved wife of the late Thomas. Loving mother of Terry, Sandy and Jamie (Karen). Dearest grandmother of Tommy, John and Katherine. Dear great-grandmother of Christopher. Visitation Friday 2-9 p.m. at the David J. Wysocki Funeral Home, 29440 Ryan Road, (1 block N. of 12 Mile Rd.) Warren. In state Saturday 9:30 a.m. until time of mass at 10 a.m. at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, 2291 E. Outer Drive, Detroit. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
ROBACK DOUGLAS STEVEN "DOUGIE" Age 37, passed away April 15, 2012. He was born March 14, 1975. Beloved son of Cindy and Jim. Adored grandson of Erma and Walter Roback and Barbara (the late Clemens) Young. Dearest brother of Kristina (Chuck) Mullins, Jennifer (Russell) Onyskow, Melissa (Jon) Malavolti. Proud uncle of Sarah Mullins, Cora Malavoti, Brandon and Christopher Onyskow. Douglas will be missed by his faithful companion, his dog Props. Visitation Friday 2 p.m. until 9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. rosary service at the Warren Chapel of the E.J. Mandziuk & Son Funeral Directors, Inc., 22642 Ryan Road (1 Block South of 9 Mile). Funeral Mass Saturday, 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Grace (Formally St. Cletus Catholic Church) 26256 Ryan Road, Warren, MI 48091. Douglas will lie in state at 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass. Please share memories with the family at www.mandziukfuneralhome.com
ROBERTS JOSEPH O. Age 85. April 17, 2012. Beloved husband of the late Dorothy. Loving father of Joanne (Kevin) Creeden and Timothy (Lori) Roberts. Dear brother of Raymond and Clement Roberts. Six grandchildren. Visitation 1-8pm Friday with 7:00pm K of C Rosary at Weise Funeral Home, 7210 Park, Allen Park (313-382-1150). Funeral Service 10am Saturday (In State 9:30am) at St. Frances Cabrini Church, 9000 Laurence (at Wick), Allen Park. Interment Our Lady of Hope Cemetery. Memorial Contributions to the Fr. Clare Murphy Scholarship Fund, 9000 Laurence, Allen Park MI 48101 would be appreciated. Sign online guestbook at www.weisefuneralhome.com.
ROULO ROBERT J. SR. April 17, 2012. Age 78 of Horton, MI. Beloved husband of Brenda. Loving father of Ed, Robert, Mary, Mike, Caroline, and step-son Robert. Survived by four brothers and three sisters. Dearest grandfather of 20 and great-grandfather of 20. Visitation Friday 1:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Funeral Saturday 10:00 a.m. at the John K. Solosy Funeral Home 3206 Fort St., Lincoln Park. 313-383-1870. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery.
Rowland Ardith I. April 15, 2012, age 85 of Plymouth. Beloved wife of the late Robert. Loving mother of Barry (Karen) and Janis (Tom) Mees. Dear grandmother of Karl, Kurt, Mitchell and Heather Mees. Dear sister of O'dell, Gail, Daniel, Marlyn, Lynndon, Elvera, Gretchen, and the late Farold and Linda. Dear great-grandmother of Austin, James, William and Ann. Visitation Thursday and Friday 5-9 p.m. at at Vermeulen Funeral Home, 46401 W. Ann Arbor Rd., (between Beck and Sheldon) Plymouth. In state Saturday 9:30 a.m. until the 10 a.m. Funeral at St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1343 Penniman, Plymouth. Interment Mt. Hope Memorial Gardens. To share a memory, please visit vermeulenfuneralhome.com
RYE JOHN K. April 9, 2012 Age 93. John woke every day with the idea that life was a gift. Behind his energetic enthusiasm for life, his love of people, his generosity, his desire to make the world a better place was his strong faith in God. John Rye was born in Irona, West Virginia on March 9, 1919 to parents George and Fedora. At age five, his family moved from the small mining town to Detroit where they started a grocery store and poultry business. While working long hours in the family business, he graduated from Cass Tech in 1936. He attended Wayne State Engineering for a year before heading north to Michigan Tech. Years later, in 1983 he received an honorary Doctorate of Engineering. There was nothing more important to John than his family. In 1938, he met the love of his life, Rita; they were married four years later on August 8, 1942, and would have celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary this year. He was a supportive and loving father to Karen and Jonathan. He was a caring grandfather to Ben, Calvin, Lauren, Erin and Rob. He was a great-grandfather to Addison, Mac, Malik, Alex, and Cameron. John started out his career as a process engineer for each of the Big Three auto manufacturers and in 1952 bought the F. Joseph Lamb Company, a small tool and die shop in Detroit, Michigan. John grew this company to become one of the leading automated machine tool and welding systems manufacturers in the world. The company was sold to Unova in 1987 with sales approaching $400, 000, 000. John loved to engage with people on a personal level every day of his life. He had the rare ability to always see something interesting and good in everyone. He thrived off sharing what he had learned by constantly giving out books, audio tapes and music. He truly believed that what you give out comes back tenfold and was the first to lend a hand to people in need and usually without even being asked. For instance, for Focus Hope he created and financed a factory to rebuild used transmissions. In addition, he built a Montessori center in Pontiac, Michigan for Baldwin Avenue Methodist Church. He gave quietly for scholarships and medical research over many years. With his joy for living, John touched thousands of lives. Those who would like to share their remembrances or stories about our John can send letters to firstname.lastname@example.org. Memorial service Saturday, April 21st 2:00p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 1589 W. Maple Rd., Birmingham. Memorial tributes to Focus: HOPE or Michigan Technological University. A.J. Desmond & Sons 248-549-0500. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
SAGE ROSE Beloved wife of the late Joseph Sage and the late Harry Rankin. Dear mother of Barry Rankin. Loving grandmother of Howard (Jodi) Rankin, Steven (Jessica) Rankin, and David (Cameo) Rankin. Devoted great-grandmother of Zachary, Ally, Joey, Kacy, Kobi, Quin, and Capri. Sister-in-law of Evelyn Gray. Mother-in-law of Carol Rankin. Great-aunt of Elinor Haller. Dearest sister of the late Alex (the late Rae) Goldberg, the late Herman Gray, the late Anna (the late Joseph) Weinstein, and the late Abe Goldberg. Also survived by devoted caregivers, Bobbie Paritee and Barbara MacMillan and many other loving family members and friends. Rose was the owner of Kiddie Center on 10 Mile and Greenfield in Oakpark. SERVICES FRIDAY 12 NOON AT THE DORFMAN CHAPEL, FARMINGTON HILLS, (248) 406-6000. INTERMENT TO FOLLOW AT THE HEBREW MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY, or visit www.thedorfmanchapel.com.
SISKA WILLIAM Born May 24, 1921 in Delray. Died April 16, 2012. Beloved husband of Josephine who preceded him in death. Devoted father of Suzanne, Michael (Maria), and Peter. Dearest grandfather of Alex, Michael, and Andrew. Retired from Great Lakes Steel. Visitation Friday April 20, 2012 from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the Allen Park Chapel of Voran Funeral Home, 5900 Allen Rd. (313) 928-2300. Interment Great Lakes National Cemetery (Holly, MI). Visit our online guestbook and share memories at www.voranfuneralhome.com
SLANGA JOHN Age 86 April 18, 2012. Devoted husband of Patricia for 64 years. Loving father of John (Judy), Kathy (Mike) Michalski, Karen Slanga and Patty DeGracia. Proud grandfather of Andrea, John, Sean, Brett, Blaine and Todd. Great grandfather of Quinn, Karina and Meryl. Brother of Dorothy and the late Roseanne, Florence, Joe and Gene. He loved nothing more than spending time with and caring for his family. Visitation at the O'Brien/Sullivan Funeral Home, 41555 Grand River, Novi 248-348-1800 Friday 2-8pm. Funeral Service at the funeral home Saturday 11a.m. Donations may be made to the Cardinal Mooney Knights of Columbus, 25300 5 Mile Rd, Redford, MI 48239. On line sympathy message at www.obriensullivanfuneralhome.com
SLATER CHRISTOPHER Passed away April 7, 2012 at the age of 90. Mr. Slater was born in White Haven, England, on November 21, 1921. Chris served in WWII with the U.S. Army. A long-time resident of Port Orange, Fl., He was a member of Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church, American Legion Post 270 and the Greater Daytona Disabled American Veterans Post 84. Chris worked for 25 years for Burroughs Computer Co. and was an avid baseball and basketball fan. Chris is predeceased by his beloved Mom, Margaret Slater. He is survived by his sister Lenore Slater, Livonia, MI and nephew Terry (Jan) Higgins, Canton, MI. Committal service will be held on Saturday, April 21 at 2 p.m. at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield, MI. Arrangements by Manns-Ferguson Funeral Home, Livonia, MI. 734-425-1800.
STEIN SOL Beloved husband of Judith "Cookie" Stein. Dear father of Lori Selonke, Terri (Alex) Finefter, Sandy (Chuck) Herczeg and Michael (Ileana) Stein. Loving grandfather of Aaron (RenWen) Selonke, Lauren and Madelyn Selonke, Gabriel and Darren Finefter, Sophia and Max Herczeg. Adoring great-grandfather of Summer. Devoted brother of Irving "Bucko" (Marilyn) Stein and the late Benjamin (Therese) Stein and the late Madelyn Kovan. Also survived by many other loving family members and friends. SERVICES TODAY, 1:30 PM AT THE DORFMAN CHAPEL, FARMINGTON HILLS (248) 406-6000. INTERMENT TO FOLLOW AT THE WORKMENS CIRCLE CEMETERY or visit www.thedorfmanchapel.com
STOPA VIRGINIA Z. Age 87 April 17, 2012. Beloved wife of John R. Stopa. Devoted sister of Phyllis Moskaitis. Loving aunt of many nieces and nephews. Visitation Thursday 3-9 p.m. with a 5:30 p.m. Rosary at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 ½ Mile Road). In state Friday 11:30 a.m. until the time of the Funeral Mass at 12 p.m. at St. Clement Catholic Church. Please share memories at www.Temrowski.com
SUSICK FREDERICK Age 90. April 13, 2012. Loving husband of the late Leda. Dear father of David (Kathy), Chris (Thomas), and Brian (Kathy). Treasured grandfather of Bailey, Kent, Daniel, Ashley, Claire and Jason. Visitation Friday, April 20, 9:30 a.m. until the time of his Memorial Service 11:30 a.m. at Harry J. Will Funeral Home, Livonia. www.harryjwillfuneralhome.com
Szajner Lillian Age 89. Passed away April 17, 2012. Beloved daughter of Waclaw and Michalina Szajner. Dearest aunt of Stanley (Nelly) Sikorski, Rosalie (the late Don) Mason, the late Raymond (Linda) Sikorski, Marion (Richard) Golombek, Frank (Janice) Sikorski, Joann (Gus) Gozdor, Irene (Robert) Gurnack. Also survived by many great-nieces and nephews and by cousins Joann (Ihor) Melnykowycz. Visitation Thursday 2 p.m. until 8 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 Friday, in state 9:30 a.m. with Mass at 10 a.m. at Our Lady Queen of Apostles Catholic Church, Conant and Prescott, Hamtramck. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. View online guestbook at www.mandziukfuneralhome.com
VALKO CLIFFORD E. Age 79 April 16, 2012. Husband of the late Yvonne. Dear father of Connie (Tony) Nowicki and Candy (Andy) Donato. Loving grandfather of Jacklyn, Anthony, Marcy and Christopher. Clifford is also survive by seven brothers and sisters and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation Thursday 3-8 p.m. with funeral services Friday 10:30 a.m. Edward Swanson & Son Funeral Home, 30351 Dequindre Madison Heights, Mi. Clifford retired from the City of Royal Oak after 34 years of service and was a Golden Member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Royal Oak, Mi. Memorials American Cancer Society. Share a memory at edwardswansonandsonfuneralhome.com
WARREN- MISHOWSKI PAMELA ANNE Age 54 April 16, 2012 of Westland. Beloved wife of Joseph. Loving mother of Paula, Brandon and Brent. Dear sister of Martha, Warren, Maureen and Cheri. Visitation at the Dearborn Chapel of the Voran Funeral Home on Wednesday 2-9 p.m. and Thursday 1-9 p.m. with a Rosary Thursday 7:00 p.m. Funeral Friday at Church of the Divine Savior ,39375 Joy Rd., Westland. In state 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass at 10:00 a.m. Visit our online guestbook and share memories at www.voranfuneralhome.com.
WIANT SARAH L., April 18, 2012, age 93. Beloved wife of the late John Wiant, M.D. Dear mother of Judy Gavin (David) and Sally Nemeth (Frank). Loving grandmother of Christopher Gavin (Lauren) and Kelly Gavin, and looking forward to her first great-grandchild who is on the way. Funeral Service Saturday 11 a.m. at A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Road (between Maple and Big Beaver). Family will receive friends Friday 4-8 p.m. Memorial tributes to Mercy Hospice, 281 Enterprise Court, Ste. 200, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302 View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
WIECZERZA WILLIAM F. Age 79. April 16, 2012. Husband of the late Alicja. Father of Christine Beresh, Donna (Greg) Torretta, and Joanna (Brian) Sidorowicz. Grandfather of Drake, Samantha, Zackary, Alexander, Lindsey, and Hannah. Brother of Henry and John. Visitation Friday 1-9 p.m. with Prayers at 7 p.m. at Jurkiewicz & Wilk Funeral Home, 2396 Caniff, Hamtramck. In state Saturday, 10:30 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass 11 a.m. at Our Lady Queen of Apostles Church, 11300 Conant at Prescott. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Family would prefer donations to The Capuchine Monastery, 1760 Mt. Elliott, Detroit 48207.
WIERZBOWSKI WALTER JOSEPH Born March 9, 1918. Age 94. Died peacefully on April 13, 2012. Walter was born in Detroit and lived most of his life in Hamtramck. He was a World War II and Korean War Air Force Veteran. Walter was a Trim Engineer for General Motors, Fisher Body Division retiring after 29 years of service. Lifelong member of St. Florian Parish and active in Dad's Club for many years. Preceded in death by his wife Regina of 61 years. Devoted father of Bill, Chris (Joe) Booza, Mary (Frank) McMillian, Kathy (Bob) Stroh, Joe, Jerome (Karen). Proud Dziadzia of 15 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents John and Rose, brother Wallace, sisters Henrietta and Jean, and daughter-in-law Janet. Funeral arrangements through Jurkiewicz & Wilk Funeral Home. Hamtramck, MI (313) 365-9600. Visitation at the family home at 2319 Edwin St, Hamtramck, MI 48212 on Wednesday, April 18 from 1- 9 p.m. and Thursday, April 19 from 1- 9 p.m. Walter will lie in state at St. Florian Church, 2626 Poland St, Hamtramck, MI on Friday, April 20 at 10 a.m. with Mass following at 11a.m. Private burial on April 21 at Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton Twp, MI. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: The Province of St. Joseph of the Capuchin Order, 1820 Mt. Elliott St., Detroit, MI 48207.
YOUNG ROLF O. age 77, April 7, 2012 in Orlando, Florida. Beloved husband of Elaine and the late Alyce. Dearest father of Rick (Denise), Mark (Ginger), Cindy (Jerry) Genord and the late Kirk. Proud and loving grandfather and great grandfather to many. Visitation Friday 2-9pm at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. (Shelby Twp.) 54880 VanDyke at 25 Mile Rd. In state Saturday 10:30am at Faith Lutheran Church, 50600 Shelby Rd., until time of service, 11am. Donations to Faith Lutheran Church are appreciated. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com
BALGENORTH JAMES D. Age 52, passed away April 16, 2012. Jim was the loving father of Mary (Paul) Austin and William Balgenorth; devoted grandfather of Elora, Elia, and the late Ethan; the beloved fiancé of Geraldine Castaldo; and dear step-father of Julia Vargo. Visitation Thursday 39 p.m. at Kaul Funeral Home, 27830 Gratiot Ave., Roseville. Funeral service 10 a.m. Friday held at the funeral home. Please share a memory with the family at www.kaulfuneralhome.com.
BRASCH CHARLES Beloved husband of Gladys Brasch and the late Blanche Brasch. Cherished father of Edwin (Jillian) Brasch, Helene (Art) Indianer, Karen (Robert) Schwartz, Jeffrey (Faith) Brasch, Steven (Diane) Klein and Beth (Mark Genetti) Klein Genetti. Loving grandfather of Brian, Stephanie, Stacy, Barrie, Joshua, Mitchell, Jonathan, Seth, Leslee, Scott, Leigh and Sam. Dear brother of Barbara Brasch and the late Pauline Dworin. Also survived by loving family and friends. SERVICES 11:00 A.M. WEDNESDAY MORNING AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL. 248-569-0020. INTERMENT AT CLOVER HILL PARK CEMETERY. www.irakaufman.com
CARDINALI CLAUDIA (SUDDENLY) April 15, 2012, Age 79. Beloved wife of Mario. Loving mother of Glenn M. Proud grandmother of Jeremy (Kate). Great grandmother of Jack, Olivia and Adriana. Dear sister of Eugene R. (Christine) Craig. Sister-in-law of M. Louise Gurecki, Darlene Cardinali and Elaine Cardinali. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Memorial Gathering Friday at San Francesco Catholic Church, 22870 S. Nunneley Road, Clinton Township, 9:30 am until Memorial Mass at 10:00 am. Memories shared at www.bcfh.com
CECIL JAMES EDWARD "JIM" age 76. Born February 11, 1936. Survived by his wife of 50 years, Rita J. (Tyle) Cecil and his five children: Rita (Cecil) Houck, Mark Cecil, Denice Cecil-Ho, Julia (Cecil) Depa, and James Cecil Jr. Dear grandfather to eight grandchildren. Dear brother to Frances Cecil and wife Marcia. Dear uncle to many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents Edward Cecil and Justine (Comstock) Cecil and sisters Rosemary (Cecil) Guibord, Evelyn (Cecil) Beer, and Margaret (Cecil) Zachos. Funeral Mass Friday, April 20, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of the Lakes Church, 5481 Dixie Hwy. Waterford, MI 48329. Family will receive friends and relatives on Thursday from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Coats Funeral Home, 8909 Dixie Hwy, Clarkston.
DESSINGER JOAN April 13, 2012. She was the wife of Gary and the mother of Joy, Keith, and Todd. She leaves 11 grandchildren, many friends and colleagues. A memorial service will be held for Joan at St. Philomena, Marseilles Ave Detroit, on May 5th, at 11 a.m.
EISIMINGER GENEVIEVE L. April 16, 2012, age 87, of Westland. Beloved wife of the late Robert A. Dear mother of Cheryl (Gary) Matsche, Bill (Jean), Bobbie (Mike) Plagens, Rob Jr. (Julia), and Rich (Keri). Sister of Marilyn (Dr. Jerry) Bogener. Loving grandmother of 12 and great-grandmother of six. Funeral Thursday 10 a.m. at the Uht Funeral Home, 35400 Glenwood Rd., Westland. Family will receive friends Wednesday 1-9 p.m. Family requests memorials to St. Jude Childrens Hospital. Please visit and sign a tribute at www.uhtfh.com.
EVANOFF CRUME "COONIE" of Hamburg Twp., MI Ford Motor Retiree. Age 80, passed away April 16, 2012 at his home. He was born November 12, 1931 in Detroit, MI the son of the late Crume Sr. and Frances (Douglas) Evanoff. In 1955 in Redford Twp. Coonie married Lillian (Makara) Evanoff. She survives. Father of Dan of Westland and David (Donna) of Canton and grandfather of Derek and Ryan. Coonie was an avid sports enthusiast. A Healing Farewell will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2012 beginning with visitation at 11 a.m. until the time of Service at 1 p.m. at Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Hamburg Chapel. 810-231-0200. Please leave a Message of Comfort to Coonie's family by calling 877-231-7900 or visit his guestbook at www.borekjennings.com.
FENSKE ARTHUR Age 83. April 15, 2012. Father of Heidi. Grandfather of Patrick, Kevin, Paul and Angela. Brother of Gertrude Barter, the late Alma Wrona and the late Esther Mitchell. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Funeral Service Saturday, 3:00 p.m. at the Taylor Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 9800 S. Telegraph Road. Visitation Saturday, 11:00 a.m. until time of service. Share a memory at www.howepeterson.com.
FLOREK JOSEPH STANLEY April 15, 2012, Age 92. Beloved husband of the late Jane. Dear father of Marilyn Florek and Robert (Carolyn) Florek. Loving grandfather of Daniel Florek and Julia Florek. Visitation Wednesday 2-9 p.m. with a Wake Service 7 p.m. at the Wasik Funeral Home, Inc. 11470 Thirteen Mile Road (west of Hoover) Warren. In state Thursday 9 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass 9:30 a.m. at St. Blase Catholic Church, 12151 Fifteen Mile (east of Dodge Park) Sterling Heights. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.wasikfuneralhome.com
HANRAHAN ISABELLE M. (NEE O'DONNELL) Age 95, April 15, 2012 of Farmington Hills, Formerly of Center Line, MI. and Bayonne, N.J. Beloved wife of the late Richard. Caring mother of Patricia (Richard) Rathburn, Lois (late Ken) Saxe, Ann Calvo and John (Susan). Grandmother of Megan, Matthew, Isabela, Brendan, Patrick, James and Kealani. Visitation Thursday April 19, 2-8p.m. with 6 p.m. Rosary at Rudy Funeral Home, 25650 Van Dyke, Center Line, MI. In state Friday 9:30 a.m. at St Clement Catholic Church, 25320 Van Dyke, Center Line for a 10 a.m. Mass. Burial St. Clement Cemetery. Memorials to the Parkinson Foundation appreciated.
JIDOV JAMES N. SR. of Walled Lake, went home to be with the Lord on April 14, 2012 at age 83. Loving husband of Betty Jean Jidov. Funeral Services will be Thursday, April 19, 2012, 11:00 a.m. at Maranatha Baptist Church, 5790 Flemings Lake Road, Clarkston. The family will receive friends Wednesday 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the RIVERSIDE CHAPEL, Simpson-Modetz Funeral Home, 5630 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford. Interment Glen Eden Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Grace Baptist Church of Canton. Online guest book www.modetzfuneralhomes.com
KOSMACK DONALD E. age 80, of St. Clair, died April 15, 2012. Born April 2, 1932 in Detroit. Donald served with the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War and was a firefighter for the City of Roseville for 25 years. Loving husband of 60 years to Nancy Kosmack, beloved father of Richard (Cindy) Kosmack and Susan (Steven) Lemerand, cherished grandfather of Marcus, Michael, James, Thomas, Daniel and Kenneth, great grandfather of Mariah and Creed and brother of Linda Kosmack. Service Friday, April 20th at 11 am at Young Funeral Home, China Twp. Visiting Thursday 2-9 pm. Memorials to St. John Hospice. www.youngcolonial.com
LOVELACE DONALD F. April 16, 2012 Age 84 Beloved husband of Lois V. Loving father of Linda (Terry) Melton, Janet (Phillips) Winter and stepfather of Brian (Amy) Kelly, Deborah (Joseph) Ash. Dear brother of Leroy (Pauline), Morlend (Joan). Survived by 11 grandchildren. Funeral Friday 10 a.m. from the Chapel of L.J. Griffin Funeral Home 42600 Ford Rd (W of Lilley) Family will receive visitors Thursday 2 p.m. until 8 p.m.
MATHEWSON MARGARET J. Of Clarkston, formerly of Taylor, passed peacefully on April 16, 2012, at 88 years of age. Dear sister of Betsy Morris. Loving aunt of 11 nieces and nephews; great-aunt of three and great-great-aunt of two. There will be a gathering and Funeral Service at 2 p.m., Thursday, April 19 at Roseland Park Cemetery, 29001 N. Woodward Avenue, Berkley, MI 48072. Arrangement entrusted to COATS FUNERAL HOME-CLARKSTON. To send a private condolence to the family go to www.CoatsFuneralHome.com/Obituaries.
McCALLUM HARRY GUY JR. age 79. April 16, 2012. Harry is survived by his wife of 59 years, Patricia. Father of Robert (Pat), Christine (Joseph) Paahao, Norman (Deborah), Patrice Turkette and Diane (Jeff) Broski. Grandfather of 11 and great-grandfather of seven. Brother of Billie Foster. Uncle of numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation Thursday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm, funeral service Friday 11:00 am at Hopcroft Funeral Home, 31145 John R. Rd, Madison Heights, MI. www.hopcroftfuneraldirectors.com. Donations can be made to Habitat for Humanity.
MILLER FRANK ROBERT Age 79, passed away April 13, 2012. Son of Louis and Christine. Preceded in death by loving wife Nancy, to whom he was married for 34 years, and had three children. Survived by sons Mark (Laura), Greg (Leis), and Michael (Elizabeth); grandchildren Margot, Beau, Meryll, Ava, Tommy, and Nicklas; wife Carol. Frank was dear brother to Christine, Louie, Joe, Marion and John. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Frank retired from the Detroit Free Press. Memorial services are pending.
MOUSHEGIAN ZACHARY Age 64 of Wayland passed away at his home Saturday, April 14, 2012 after watching his beloved U of M Wolverines spring football game. He is survived by his daughters, Jennifer Moushegian, and Tamara (Doug) Wurl. Three grandchildren, Zachary Steven, Gabrielle Grace, and Sophia Judith. Also his sister Carolyn (Chuck) Bien, niece Alexis Bien and nephew Geoffrey Bien. He was preceded in death by his parents James and Alma and wife Judy in 2010. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He taught for 38 years and coached girls basketball for 24 years. Funeral Service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, April 21, 2012 at the Wayland Fine Arts Center at 870 E. Superior, Wayland, MI 49348 with his Pastor Jonathan Krenz from Epiphany Lutheran Church officiating. The family will receive relatives and friends from 3-8 p.m. Friday at the Wayland Fine Arts Center. Cremation will follow services with Interment in Elmwood Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Wayland Education Foundation or Wayland Area Ambulance. Archer-Hampel & Kubiak Wayland Chapel 269-792-2237 www.kubiakfuneralhome.com
MUSZYNSKI MILDRED EVON (NEE CAMPBELL) 86, of Rochester Hills. Loving wife of the late Joseph Muszynski. Beloved mother of Tom (Linda) Muszynski. Dearest sister of Maxine Davis and the late Wayne Campbell. Dear sister-in-law of Dolline Campbell. Beloved aunt of many nieces and nephews. In state Friday 9-10 a.m. Funeral Service at Hauss Funeral Home, 47477 Romeo Plank., Macomb. Visitation Thursday 2-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Beaumont Hospice or Michigan Humane Society. www.haussfuneralhomes.com
OCHYLSKI ELEANOR 81, died April 16, 2012 at Indian River Medical Center, Vero Beach, Florida. Eleanor was a loving and devoted wife of 60 years, the world's greatest mom, grandmother, great-grandmother, referee, zookeeper, friend, confidant, and generous woman. She was always fun loving, loved to play slot machines, always had a smile and lived with her heart. She was born in Marion, Pennsylvania, followed by Detroit, MI; Chicago, IL; Des Moines, IA, and most recently Vero Beach, FL where she lived for the past 15 years. Mrs. Ochylski was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church, Vero Beach. Formerly of St. Augustin Parish of Des Moines, IA and Christ the King Parish of Chicago, IL. Survivors include her husband Edward Ochylski, Jr. Of Vero Beach; her seven children, Edward Ochylski III of Mayer, AZ, Mary Catherine Ochylska of Denver, CO, Gaby Klein of Scottsdale, AZ, Daniel Ochylski (Peggy) of West Des Moines, IA, Juliana Summers (Bill) of Seattle, WA and Vero Beach, FL, Jessie Stark (Tim) of Parkland, FL, and Kelly Ann Butler of Centennial, CO. Twenty one grandchildren, Jackie, Beverly, Ellie, Benjamin, Charles, Conor, Genevieve, Ethan, Thomas, Chelsea, Paige, Edward, Mary Elizabeth, Gabrielle, Andrew, Simon, Daniel, Christopher, Frankie, Sam and Emma, and five great-grandchildren, Wyatt, Jake, Mikey, Katie, and Katherine. Mrs. Ochylski was preceded in death by her brothers, Edward and Eugene Pollock. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Catholic Relief Services, 95 Cypress Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33415 or Catholicreliefservices.org in memory of Mrs. Eleanor Ochylski. Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m., and 6-8 p.m., 22nd of April, 2012 at Strunk Funeral Home, Vero Beach, FL. A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. that evening at the Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m., 23rd of April, 2012 at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Vero Beach. An online guestbook is available at www.strunkfuneralhome.com.
QUICK WESLEY W. April 16, 2012 age 81 of Brownstown. He was so tired and worn out he had to move on, so we let him go on April 16, 2012. He leaves behind his five remaining siblings, Arthur, Sanfred, Jane Schardt, Laura Vines and Florence Boghosian. Preceding him in death, brothers Wallace, Harley, Ray and sister Susan Webb and many loving family members, especially his Buddy and very caring nephew, Joe Myers. Funeral Saturday 1 pm at the Uht Funeral Home, 35400 Glenwood Rd. Family will receive friends Friday 12-8 pm. Memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army.
STRAUB HERBERT J. Age 84. April 15, 2012. Beloved husband of the late Verna Mae. Dearest father of Linda (Peter) Bourey and Cookie (Jeff) Ogus. Dear grandfather of William Earl McCombs, John Lee Lindsey, and Marlee Bourey. Loving brother of Edward Straub. Funeral Service Friday, 12:00 noon at the Taylor Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 9800 S. Telegraph Road. Visitation Thursday, 5-9 p.m. Interment at Huron Valley Cemetery, Flat Rock. Memorials suggested to Alzheimer's Association. Share a memory at www.howepeterson.com.
SWANTEK BEATRICE M. (NEE LANG) Age 89. Wife of the late Irvin. Dear sister of Lucille (Bill) O'Connor, Lorraine Gies and the late Donald (Marcy) Lang. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Visitation Thursday, April 19, 2012 from 2-8 p.m. at Resurrection Funeral Home, 40800 Hayes Rd., Clinton Township, MI 48038. Funeral service Friday, April 20, 2012 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Please visit www.resurrectionfuneralhome.com
TAUBE JOAN (NEE MAHER) April 14, 2012 in Stuart, Florida, surrounded by her loving family. Age 73, of Rochester Hills, and Stuart, FL. Born in Detroit, Michigan on August 28, 1938 to the late Gilbert and Mary (nee Graves) Maher. She graduated from Annunciation High School in 1956. She married the love of her life, Frank Taube in 1958 and they have lived in East Detroit, Southfield, Birmingham, and Rochester Hills, Michigan as well as Mariner Sands in Stuart, Florida. Joan leaves behind her five adoring children and their spouses, Patricia and Anthony Vizzini, Frank and Laura Taube, Kate and John Brewer, John and Sue Taube, and Joannie and Aaron Morris. Fourteen fabulous grandchildren, Bradley, Maggie, Anthony, Ryan, Katrina, Brittany, Lindsay, Elizabeth, Sean, Steven, Kyle, Rose, Kelsey, and Rebecca, ages 27 to 10. Nine of the 14 grandchildren are currently in college or graduate school. She also leaves behind her cherished younger sister, Gilberta Carlile and many treasured nieces and nephews, and many dear friends. Joan is preceded in death by her parents and sisters Mary Margaret McHenry, Irene Lotzar, and Patricia Waligora who passed away just a month ago. She was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Rochester Hills, Michigan and St. Christopher in Stuart, Florida. Joan was known as a very intelligent and creative person who lived life to the fullest. She was manager for many years of the Southfield Tri-Parish Credit Union and together with her husband Frank began many Michigan small businesses. She was very active in the community: from starting a large family organization, leading cub scouts, church groups, managing softball teams, and private philanthropy. She lived her life helping and enjoying family, friends, and playing games. Her favorite hobby was playing any kind of card game especially poker and euchre with her grandchildren. She led a full life through travel, golf and family. A true Irish lady. Family will receive friends at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward Ave. (between 13-14 Mile) Thursday 4-8 p.m. and Friday 2-8 p.m. Vigil Service Thursday evening. Funeral Mass Saturday 11:30 a.m. at St. Bonaventure Monastery, 1820 Mt. Elliott, Detroit. Visitation at the Monastery begins at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family gently requests that donations be made to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen, 1740 Mt. Elliott, Detroit, MI 48207 where Joan and Frank met while volunteering there so many years ago. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com.