GRYLLS JOHN KERCHEVAL 80, of Grosse Pointe and Dearborn, passed away April 4, 2011 at St. John's Hospital, Detroit. Born October 30, 1930, John was the beloved husband of Phoebe; adored father of Lynn of Ohio, Sheldon (Bernard Murphy) of Spain, David (Gloria) of California; and three grandsons Colin, John, and Ian Grylls of CA. Survived by Constance (Karl) Sterne of Alameda CA, and an extended family of nieces and nephews. Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday April 12th at 12 noon at The Henry Ford Village (Ford Rd. and Greenfield Rd.), Dearborn, MI. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to Quality of Life Connections; Attn: Tanya Landry, Pres. 3455 Malpago Court, Bonita CA 91902 or charity of choice. www.wmrhamilton.com
HATTY THOMAS M. died peacefully April 8, 2011, at age 74. Treasured husband and friend of the late Sheila Hatty. Dearest father of Mary (dec.), Thomas (Suzi), Joseph (Tere) and Louis. Loving "Giddoo" of Caitlin, Joey, Ava and Aliya. Dear brother of Michael (Eileen), Rosemary Seta (Jim) and Joseph (Mary Jo). Predeceased by his cherished father Louis and mother Mary, beloved sister Martha, brother Louis Earl, brother-in-law Jim Seta and sister-in-law Amale. Beloved uncle to many nieces and nephews. Adored cousin and friend to many. Dedicated member of St. Maron and St. Sharbel Maronite Catholic Churches. Whether behind the bar at the Lindell AC, selling Oldsmobiles at Drummy Olds, spoiling his grandchildren, or telling jokes and stories at the annual family picnic, Tommy's whole life was all about making people happy. He now rests easy after a job well done. Visitation Tuesday, April 12 from 1- 9 p.m. with Rosary at 7:00 p.m. at Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home, 28499 Schoenherr Rd.(S. of 12 Mile) Warren, MI 48088. Funeral Wednesday, April 13, in state 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass 10:00 a.m. at St. Sharbel Maronite Catholic Church, 31601 Schoenherr, Memorial contributions to St. Jude Children's Hospital would be appreciated. Light a candle and share a memory at: www.verheyden.org
SILVERS IDA Beloved wife of the late Nathan Silvers. Loving mother of the late Marlene Greenblatt and the late Cheryl Silvers. Grandmother of Scott (Mary) Greenblatt, Randy Greenblatt, Stacy (Sonny) Watanabe, and the late Jason Dobrusin. Great-grandmother of Justin Dobrusin. Sister of William Geer, the late Louis (the late Ruth) Geer, and the late Sarah (the late Alan) Saltz. Loving aunt of Deborah Endres and David Dermidoff. GRAVESIDE SERVICE 12 NOON SUNDAY AT MACHPELAH CEMETERY, 248-569-0020. www.irakaufman.com
JANKOWSKI JANINA April 9, 2011. Age 90. Wife of the late Antoni. Married for over 50 years. Skilled and accomplished seamstress. Immigrated from Poland, but always kept Poland in her heart. In state Monday 10:30a.m. until time of Funeral Mass 11a.m. at St. Cletus Catholic Church (Ryan and 10½ Mile Rd.) Int. Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Arrangements by Jurkiewicz & Wilk Funeral Home.
JOHNSON WARREN WILLIAM age 85, April 4, 2011 of Grosse Ile. Beloved husband of Marie. Loving father of Andrew (Yvette) Johnson and Warren (Susan) Johnson. Grandpa to 5 grandsons; Warren James, William, Andrew Ador, Landon and Caleb. Also survived by brothers Huntley Johnson of Pensacola, Florida and Glenn Johnson of Grosse Ile, and sister-in-law Carole (Bernie) Vandenberg of Grosse Ile. Warren was a life long resident of Grosse Ile. A life member of VFW 7310 and proud Veteran of the U.S. Navy, served in WWII in the Pacific Theater as Sonar Man 3rd Class on USS PC 603. Retired from Ford Motor Company after 34 years as a test driver. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research or St. James Episcopal Church, Grosse Ile. Memorial Service to be held Saturday, April 16, 2011 11:00 a.m. at St. James Episcopal Church, Grosse Ile. Arrangements by the Trenton Chapel Martenson Family of Funeral Home. Visit Warren's Eternal Tribute at www.martenson.com
LAMPI LAINA M. (NEE KEHUS) March 20, 2011. Age 96. Beloved wife of the late Martin. Dearest mother of Sandra (David) Scheel, Paul, and the late Milton. Loving grandmother of Jacqueline Scheel and Kyle Lampi. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by nine brothers and sisters. She was very dearly loved and will be deeply missed. Memorial Service will be held at the John N. Santeiu and Son Funeral Home, 1139 Inkster Rd., Garden City (between Ford and Cherry Hill) on Saturday April 16. Visiting will be from 11 a.m. until the time of service at 3 p.m. Donations may be made to the Finnish Center Association in Farmington Hills, MI. www.santeiufuneralhome.com
LAUER CLINTON D. died Wednesday April 6, 2011. He was born in Joliet, Illinois on December 8, 1926, the son of Thomas A. Lauer and Frances Dillman Lauer. Mr. Lauer graduated from the University of Illinois with a BS and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a MBA. He served in the United States Army during World War II and during the Korean War. His business career was with Ford Motor Company where he was Vice President of Purchasing at the time of his retirement in 1992. He served as president of the Detroit Area Council, Boy Scouts of America, and as a director on the National Junior Achievement Board of Directors. He was also on the National Board of Directors of the Highway Users Federation for Safety and Mobility, and on the National Board of LARASA. Mr. Lauer was an avid bird hunter and sports fisherman. He would travel throughout the western hemisphere to hunt quail, pheasant and duck; or to fish for bone fish, tarpon or sail fish. Mr. Lauer belonged to St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Bear Creek Golf Club, South Carolina Yacht Club, and Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Hills, MI. He is survived by his wife, Lee Merrill Lauer, their daughter Joanne L. Buckley, their son John C. Lauer, and four grandchildren; along with his brother William R. Lauer of Joliet, IL, and his sister Nancy L. Frerer of Carthage, MO. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday April 12, 2011, at 1:00 p.m., at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 50 Pope Avenue, with a reception to follow in the church hall. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Luke's Episcopal Church, or the Deep Well Project, PO Box 5543, Hilton Head Island, SC 29938. The Island Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements. www.theislandfuneralhome.com
LENK LEONARD Of Waterford, formerly of Warren and Frankfort. April 9, 2011. Age 83. Dear husband of the late Dolores. Beloved father of Kathryn (Wayne) Larson and the late Laura Lenk. Loving grandfather of Jennifer Lenk. Dear brother of Wanda Lenk, James Lenk, David (Maxine) Lenk, the late Helen Radyko and the late Richard Lenk. Also cherished by many nieces and nephews. Mr. Lenk was a design engineer at the Chrysler Corporation and was an avid golfer. Funeral Services will be Tuesday, April 12, 2011, 10:30 a.m. at the RIVERSIDE CHAPEL, Simpson-Modetz Funeral Home, 5630 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday 2 to 8 p.m. Rosary Monday 7 p.m. Interment All Saints Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Karmanos Cancer Institute. Online guest book www.modetzfuneralhomes.com.
LINFORD KYLE M. Age 22, Died suddenly, April 6, 2011. Beloved son of Kelly and Debra. Treasured brother of Emily. Dear grandson of Frances Roy. Also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and Queveon. Funeral Service at the R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Home, 15451 Farmington Rd., Livonia, Tuesday at 11 a.m. Visitation Monday from 28 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Michigan Humane Society. Please share a memory at www.rggrharris.com.
MALLETTE BETTY L. (NEE FRANZEN) Born December 21, 1919 to a proud Swedish family in Duluth, Minnesota. Passed away after a truly wonderful life on April 3, 2011 in Clinton Township, MI. Beloved wife of the late Russell James. Proud, loving, and cherished mother of Jeanne (John T., DDS) Valenti. Betty loved growing up on 1st Ave. So. in Escanaba, MI and often referred to it as "Happy Rock". She met the "man of her dreams" at one of many big band dances, and married him on February 18, 1938 in Escanaba. Shortly after their marriage, Betty and Russell relocated to the Detroit area. They truly loved eachother, and were blesed with 57 years of marriage. Although Betty enjoyed many things, such as big band music, Red Wings hockey, and crossword puzzles, nothing compared to the undying love she had for her family, especially her daughter Jeanne. Her home was always open to anyone, and those who were her guests were always made to feel special. her quick wit and sense of humor will always be remembered. Betty was the essence of love; she was self-sacrificing, and always kind. She taught by actions, not just words, how to love with all her heart in a selfless, humble manner. She touched the lives of all who knew her with her kindness, patience, understanding, wisdom, and love. A celebration of Betty's remarkable life will take place at a later date. Memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society or the Amercian Heart Association are preferred. Funeral arrangements were handled by Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., Sterling Heights. "My Mom, my best friend- I will always cherish the gift of you love." "Jag Alskar dig Mamma mid all mitt hjarta."
MARZICOLA FRED A. March 22, 2011. Beloved husband of the late Antoinette. Brother of Antoinette Foster and Dominic (Joan) Marzicola. Brother-in-law of Olga Berg and Anna Brewer. Gathering at Uht Funeral Home, 35400 Glenwood Rd. Westland on Friday 6-9 p.m. Memorial Service Friday 7 p.m. Please view memorial and send condolences at uhtfh.com
MAYERNIK RICHARD J., 83, passed away April 8, 2011 in Warren. Mr. Mayernik is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Ruth F. (nee: Garbula). He is the loving father of Kathleen Calabro, the late Mary Ellen, Richard (Janet) and Susan (Thomas) Petterle. Six grandchildren also survive. Visitation Sunday from 3-9 p.m. at Kaul Funeral Home, 35201 Garfield, Clinton Township, and on Monday from 9:00 until time of Mass 9:30 a.m. at St. Paul of Tarsus, 41300 Romeo Plank Road, Clinton Township. Share a memory with the family at: www.kaulfuneralhome.com
McDONALD JAMES M. age 79, of Indian River, MI, and Port St. Lucie, FL, died peacefully March 27, 2011. Former Catholic Priest and Employee Counselor at GM. Beloved husband of the late Patricia Canjar McDonald. Very special friend of Mandy Ciolino. Stepfather of Michael (Elaine Bell) Canjar. Brother of Maureen (Jim) Myers, Betty (Bob) Gallagher, and Helen (David) Palechek. Also survived by nine nieces and nephews, numerous grand-nieces and nephews, and Mandy's children, Matthew and Lucas. Memorial Visitation at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Road (between 14-15 Mile Rds.) Monday 3-8 p.m. Memorial Service at Holy Name Church, 630 Harmon, Birmingham, Tuesday 11 a.m. Friends may visit at church beginning at 10:30 a.m. Memorials appreciated to COTS, Focus Hope, or Sacred Heart Seminary. Obituary and condolences at lynchfuneraldirectors.com
MILLER CARL F. April 8, 2011 Age 71. Beloved husband of Madeline Ann (nee DiCarlo) for 52 cherished years. Adoring father of Corrina (Keith) Krugzda, Shelly (Mario) Puzzonia, and Lisa (Jim) Pearsall. Proud and loving Papa of Amanda, Kelsey, Dayna, Samantha, Alexandra, Andrea, Nicholas, Alyssa, and Audrey. Dear brother of Mark Miller. Carl was retired from the Detroit Police Department where he served for 35 years. During his service he received numerous departmental commendations for public service. He will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all who knew him. Visitation Monday 3-9p.m. and Tuesday 2-9p.m. with a 7p.m. prayer service at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile Rd). For Wednesday funeral location and times please call 586-826-8550. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guestbook" at WujekCalcaterra.com.
MOORE THOMAS EAGLES Age 84 of Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan passed away peacefully after a brief illness on Thursday, April 7, 2011. He is survived by his wife of 14 years, Sally Baird Moore. His first wife, Josephine Bell Moore preceded him in death. Born June 30, 1926 in Detroit, he lived a long and productive life. Loved by family and friends for his enthusiasm for life and his generous spirit, he will be deeply missed. Tom is also survived by his son and daughter-in-law David B. and Karen M. Moore of Geneva, Illinois, his son and daughter-in-law Douglas T. and Dana F. Moore of Richmond, Virginia, his daughter Jane A. Moore of Hallowell, Maine, his granddaughter Rebecca M. Moore of Elgin, Illinois, his granddaughter, Susan J. Moore of Naperville, Illinois, his grandson, Bradford T. Moore of Atlanta, Georgia, his granddaughter, Allison L. Moore of New York, New York, his brother and sister-in law Jerome E. and Dianne W. Moore of Naples, Florida, and his son-in-law and stepdaughter, Richard and Christine Jeryan of Beverly Hills, Michigan. A memorial service will be held at Christ Church, 960 East Jefferson Avenue, Detroit, Michigan on Friday April 15, 2011 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, you may make contributions to Christ Church, Detroit, 960 East Jefferson Avenue, Detroit, Michigan 48207 or the Michigan Humane Society, 7401 Chrysler Drive, Detroit, Michigan 48211 or to a charity of your choice. Arrangements handled by the Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home, Inc., Grosse Pointe
MOTZKUS HOWARD LEO (April 19, 1923-April 5, 2011). Howard Leo Motzkus (87) passed away April 5, 2011 at the Saline Evangelical Home (Saline, Michigan) from complications of a massive stroke suffered on September 15, 2010. Born in Detroit to August and Emilie (nee Tautengan) Motzkus, he was one of three sons and two daughters. His beloved sister, Margaret Moll, survives him. He graduated from Mackenzie High School (Detroit, Michigan), served in US Army (WWII) in the Pacific Front and was employed at Ford Motor Company as a purchasing agent (Central Office; Dearborn, Michigan). Howard was a Michigan resident for most of his life living many years in Detroit, Redford, Plymouth, Clare and Saline. Howard was an active member in the Democratic party and was one of the pioneers to promote the creation of the World War II Veterans' Memorial in Washington DC. He is survived by his wife, Arline Ester (nee Abend) Motzkus; daughters, Judithann Meyer (Motzkus, Pittenger) and Marsha Lynn Motzkus, sister Margaret Moll and husband James Moll, sister-in-law and husband Kathleen (nee Abend) and Richard Simpson, grandchildren Aleksandar Motzkus (Pittenger) Meyer, Meghan Abend-Powers (nee Meyer) Ross and husband Adam Ross and Evelin Carolina Meyer, as well as two cousins, many nieces, nephews and dear and life-long friends. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Please make any memorial contributions to: World War II Memorial Processing Center; P.O. Box 305; Calverton, New York 11933. To sign the guestbook or to leave a memory, please visit Howard's personal page at www.niefuneralhomes.com.
MULLIGAN ROBERT A., age 73, April 8, 2011. Beloved husband of Loretta for 50 years. Loving father of Christine (John) Bulthuis, Robert E. (Kara) Mulligan, and Karen (Mark) Welling. Devoted grandfather of Patrick, Christopher, Kevin, Brian Mulligan, and Matthew, Alex, Emma Bulthuis. Loving brother of Kenneth (Bernice), Edward (the late Maureen), Richard (Carol), Patricia, James (Connie), John, and Thomas (Hilda) Mulligan. Proud uncle of many nieces and nephews. Visitation Thursday, 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at McCabe Funeral Home, 31950 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. Funeral Friday, in state 9:30 a.m. with Mass at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Refuge, 3750 Commerce Rd., Orchard Lake. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warrior Project. www.mccabefuneralhome.com
MURPHY REVEREND THOMAS CHARLES Born August 1, 1928 in Detroit, Michigan and died October 20, 2010. Thomas Murphy grew up in Royal Oak where he, along with his future wife, Nancy Steinhauser, graduated from Royal Oak High School. After his ordination into the ministry, he served in Michigan until joining the Worldwide European Fellowship. He was sent to the Netherlands where he served in Maastrict for 15 years. He later moved to Tralee, Ireland, where he remained until his death. Tom was the father of one daughter, Katherine (Rein) Carlier and three sons, Daniel (Mirelle), David (Jane) and Paul (Paula). He is also survived by 11 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, brother David Murphy, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, sister Ruth Mac Phee, Royal Oak, MI and many nieces and nephews.
NACHIMUTHU PALANISAMY (NACH) Passed away Friday, April 1, 2011 at the loving home of Don and Anita Petrone. He was loved and adored by many friends and family. Memorial Services will be held on Friday, April 15th at the Doubletree Hotel located at 525 W. Lafayette, Detroit, MI 48226 from 5-7 pm. You Will Be Forever In Our Hearts!!
NEVILLE MICHAEL L., age 71, died suddenly April 2, 2011. Beloved husband of Mary Jo. Loving father of Julie (Alan) Stewart, Amy (Steve) Townsend, and Tim (Pam) Neville. Proud grandfather of Mackenzie Stewart. Brother of Pat (Ken) Hannon. Preceded in death by son, Michael G. Visitation Monday 5-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. prayer service at Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 705 W. 11 Mile Rd., Royal Oak. In state Tuesday 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass 10 a.m. at National Shrine of the Little Flower Church, Royal Oak. Memorials to the Boys and Girls Club of South Oakland County. Share you memories at www.sullivanfuneraldirectors.com