LEPPER BERNICE R., of Garden City, died March 28, 2013, at age 77. Beloved mother of Martin (Julie) Lepper of Pinckney and Sheila (Steven) Wolney of Garden City. Dear grandmother of six. Sister of Westine Lepper, Bullah Harrington, Lillie VanUden, Winona Redmond, Jay Roe, and Fred Roe. Preceded in death by her husband Cecil. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at the Hale Chapel of the BURESH FUNERAL HOME. Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery in South Branch, Rev. Wayne Parker officiating. www.bureshfuneralhomes.com
LUBINSKI PATRICIA J. Age 78, March 21, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Edward. Loving mother of David (Mary) and Allen (Susan). Dear grandmother of Clare, Caitlin, and Michael. Her Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Anne Catholic Church. Arrangements entrusted to the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 1/2 Mile Road). Please share memories at www.Temrowski.com.
LUNDQUIST GREGORY B. age 64 of Auburn Hills, passed away on Sunday, March 24, 2013. Brother of Eric (Virginia) Lundquist and Richard Lundquist Sr. Son of the late Gustaf and Wilma Lundquist. Graduate of Sacred Heart Seminary. Private interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Southfield. Share a memory with the family at www.sawyerfuller.com
LUTZ JOHN Age 76, April 4, 2013. Beloved husband of Patricia. Loving father of Karen (Peter) Biske, Linda (Jeffrey) Wiewiura, John Jr. (Stefanie), and Paul (Laura). Beloved grandfather of Brett, Jeffrey Jr., Molly, Samantha, Lauren, David, Sarah, and Samantha. Brother of Camille (Vince) Watroba, Cathy Calleja, Carl, and the late Peter. Memorial Visitation Saturday, April 20, 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Memory Sharing at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 Inkster Rd. (between Ford Rd. and Cherry Hill). Memorials suggested to Capuchin Charities. www.santeiufuneralhome.com
MacARTHUR NANCY ANN (NEE CARTER) Age 60, passed away April 5, 2013. Beloved wife of Daniel J., Mother to Thomas P. Grandmother to Brenna A. Daughter to Gertrude Carter. Sister to Patricia (Dave) Vranesich, James Carter, Diane (Gary) Lauer, Daniel (Linda) Carter, Timothy Carter, Maureen (Russ) Bielman, Kathleen (Dan) Shortt, Dennis (Barbara) Carter, Michael (Mary Kelly) Carter, Albert (Yvonne) Carter. Aunt to 25. Predeceased by her father Albert E. Carter, sisters Sharon Carter, Bridget Szolach and Carol Chaffin. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Mass will take place at a later date. www.kaulfuneralhome.com
MARCIN RICHARD (MARCINKIEWICZ) March 22, 2013. Age 81. Beloved husband of the late Dolores Mary (Trusick). Born January 6th, 1932 in Hamtramck, Michigan, Richard was the youngest of 5 boys born to Witalis and Marie Marcinkiewicz. He leaves behind brothers, Eugene (Judy), the late Tom (Gilda), the late Henry (Lillian) and Robert (Grace) and many nieces and nephews. Richard served in the Air Force from 1952 until 1956. In 1962, Richard married Dolores and became a dedicated and supportive father to her five children. The (late) Linda Taylor, Debbie Adcox, Sally Adcox, the (late) David Carden, and Mary (Scott) Gaskill. Their family grew to include two more children, Rick Marcin and the (late) Karen Marcin and many grandchildren. Richard retired from Wilson's Automation as a draftsman and purchasing agent. A memorial service will be held in May at the Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, Michigan. Share memories at temrowskifamilyfuneralhome.com.
MARCINKOWSKI CHRISTINE MARGARET (PIERCE), age 86, of Richland, MI, died Wednesday evening, April 3, 2013 at the Evergreen Senior Care Center of Springfield, MI, following a lengthy illness. Christine, the daughter of John W. Pierce and Deannie Ellan (Workman) Pierce, was born on March 17, 1927 in Mount Pleasant, TN. She retired from Detroit, MI to Pawtucket, RI and moved to Richland in 1999. Christine was the Manager at Sanders Confectioners of Detroit and retired after 35 years of faithful service. She was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church of Gull Lake (Augusta), MI. Christine enjoyed fishing, golfing, gardening, just about anything being in the Outdoors, but her true passion in life was her grandchildren. In 1948, in Detroit, MI, Christine was united in marriage to George F. Marcinkowski and he preceded her in death in 1973. Surviving is her daughter, Rena E. Thomas) Fians of Hyannis, MA; her son, George P. (Pat) Marcinkowski of Richland; six precious grandchildren, Joanne E. (Greg) Mikol, Kathryn L. (Michael) Howes, George Timothy Marcinkowski, Michelle Fians and the twins, Caitlyn and Eryn Fians; by three great grandchildren, Chloe, Elena and Marissa Howes and by numerous nieces and nephews. Christine was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters and four brothers. Mass of Christian Burial to celebrate Christine's life will be held on Saturday, April 13th at 10:00 a.m. at St. Ann Catholic Church, 12648 East D Avenue, Augusta, with Father Christopher J. Derda, Celebrant and Deacon Michael A. Carl, Assisting. There will be no visitation at the Farley-Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home, Richland Chapel (269-629-6022). In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Christine's honor may be directed to the Charity of one's choice. Personal messages for the family and/or favorite memories of may be placed at www.farleyestesdowdle.com
MARLETT CHESTER M., age 78, April 5, 2013. Dear husband of Sylvia, father of David (Debbie), Kenneth (Christy), Joseph (Hollie) and Kathleen (Steve) Zombirt. Loving grand-father of Justin, Jacob, Dillon, Markenzie, Danielle, Alyssa, Martin, Steven and Marjorrie. Chester was a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus and loved his wood working, fishing and adored his family. He will be greatly missed by his loving family and many friends. A gathering to honor his life will be held Monday 2-8 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 Inkster Rd. (between Ford Rd. and Cherry Hill). In state Tuesday 9 a.m. for a 10 a.m. Mass at St. John the Baptist Church, 26123 McDonald, Dearborn Heights (North of Van Born, West of Telegraph). www.santeiufuneralhome.com
MARTYN VIRGINIA Age 92, April 5, 2013. Wife of the late Charles. Mother of Diane Richardson, Barbara (Fred) Kurzeja, Michael and the late Charles, Jr. Grandmother of 11, great-grandmother of 13, great great-grandmother of 3. Sister of Betty (John) Toczky. Visitation Tuesday 2-8pm. Funeral Service Wednesday 11:30am at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 Inkster Rd. (between Ford Rd. and Cherry Hill), Garden City. Memorials suggested to St. Jude Children's Hospital. www.santeiufuneralhome.com
MATESA ELLEN (NEE BRENNAN) April 5, 2013. Age 85. Beloved wife of the late Thomas. Dear sister of Jane Brennan Murphy. Sister-in-law of Mary Matesa Kester. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass Monday 10 a.m. at St. Mary Church, 646 Monroe, Detroit. Visitation at church begins 9:30 a.m. Memorial tributes to St. Mary Church or the Capuchins. A.J. Desmond & Sons, (248) 549-0500. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
McDONALD MARGARET S., March 17, 2013, Age 88. Long time Birmingham resident, and avid Detroit Tigers and MSU Spartan fan. Beloved wife of the late Kent. Dear mother of Fred S. (Sandra) and Margaret D. McDonald. Memorial Service Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 11 a.m. at St. James Episcopal Church, 355 W. Maple Rd., Birmingham. A.J. Desmond & Sons, (248) 362-2500. Memorial tributes to Christ Church Episcopal, 202 W. Westover St., E. Tawas, MI 48730. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
MINKWIC LEONARD S. JR., of Grosse Pointe Farms, celebrated his 88th birthday on January 19, 2013, with close family and friends. He died on March 29, 2013. He is survived by his loving wife, Gloria Joyce (nee Hunt) and his son, Mark (MJ). He was pre-deceased by his son Chad and by three brothers, Donald, Robert and James. This generous, loving man, "Uncle Mink," will be missed by his nieces, Susan Pospiech and Kim Beasinger and by nephews, Phillip, Jim and Jeff. Many cousins and especially three young grandchildren, Nabilah, Bailey and Gloria Jean and special friend Renee Henderson mourn his passing. Mr. Minkwic attended Detroit Denby High School and graduated from Detroit de LaSalle High School. He served in the Infantry in the European Theater during WWII, after which he worked in his father's business while attending Wayne State University. He then began a distinguished career as an educator with the Detroit Public Schools. His Northeastern High students remember his dramatic re-creations of historical events. He later served as Department Head at Central High School and Principal at Cooley High and Murphy Middle Schools. Mr. Minkwic then was elected Vice President of OSAS, the Organization of School Administrators and Supervisors. In this capacity he served the needs of approximately 1,200 members and was re-elected several times. He was a persistent jogger and swimmer and a determined golfer. Private memorial activities are being planned. Memorial gifts may be made to the Old Newsboys Goodfellow Fund of Detroit, P.O.Box 44444, Detroit, MI 48244. Please share a memory at www.cremationmichigan.com
NEUMANN KARL J., age 72 April 1, 2013 Husband of the late Virginia. Father of Christopher (Adelina) and Tracie (Steven) Bock. Grandfather of Kevin and Serafina. Brother of Edward "Ned" and James "Jim", uncle of Bryan (Beth) Neumann and Jennifer (David) Faust, and dear friend of Marie. Visitation Monday 4-9 p.m. at Resurrection Funeral Home, 40800 Hayes Road, Clinton Township, 48038, and Tuesday 9 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass at 9:30 at St. Martin De Porres, 31555 Hover Road, Warren, 48093. Visit online at resurrectionfuneralhome.com
NICAISE NORVAL "NICK" Age 82. Passed away March 31, 2013 with his loving wife and family by his side. Beloved husband of Helen (Skirpan) for 62 years. Loving father of Bruce, Kathleen (Vito) Tocco, Mitchell (Kathy), Scott, Tina (Thomas) Nowicki, Kim (Douglas) Skinner-Jenkins. Proud grandfather of 16 and great-grandfather of two. Dear brother of Virginia Fabbri &the late Robert. A private memorial service is being planned by the family.
ORZEL HELEN L. (NEE WOJTASIK) Age 100, April 4, 2013. Beloved wife of the late John. Dear sister of the late Emily Carson. Most treasured aunt of Patricia (Paul) Celusta, Ronald (Diane) Carson, Richard (Adeline) Kaput, Alfred (Barbara) Pawlusiak, Thomas (Marion) Pawlusiak, and many other nieces and nephews. Great- aunt of Alicia (John) Fitchett, Lance Celusta, John Paul Celusta, Kimberly Dzuiban, and Jennifer Carson. She was the president of the Polish National Alliance, Lodge 2316. Visitation Sunday 2-8 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Scripture Service at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 Inkster (between Ford Rd. and Cherry Hill). In state Monday 9:30 a.m. until a 10 a.m. Mass at St. Raphael the Archangel Catholic Church, 31530 Beechwood (at Merriman Road, 2 blocks north of Ford Rd.). www.santeiufuneralhome.com
PADEN FLORENCE (CRAWFORD), age 98, passed away peacefully on April 1, 2013 in Chandler, AZ. Visitation is scheduled for Friday, April 12, 2013, 2 - 8 p.m., service 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 13th at the Schrader-Howell Funeral Home, 280 South Main Street, Plymouth. Interment will be in Leland Cemetery in Salem, MI. In lieu of flowers please send donations to The Livonia Historical Society or Newburg United Methodist Church. Share your special thoughts and memories at www.schrader-howell.com
PARRAN HELEN A. Age 89, died April 5, 2013. Beloved wife of Walter for 66 years, she is the loving mother of Alex (Nancy), Marilyn, Mike (Judy), Kathy (Len) Biera, Bill (Suzanne), and Rose (Doug) Malo. She is the grandmother of 12, great-grandmother of nine, and is also the fond sister of Emily Miller. She is predeceased by George and John Gregory. She loved cooking, travelling, casinos, and chocolate. Visitation will be at the Lee-Ellena Funeral Home, Monday, April 8, 2-9 p.m. with a Rosary at 7 p.m., Macomb. Her funeral service will be Tuesday, April 9, at St. Isidore Catholic Community (23 and Romeo Plank). Service will begin at 10 a.m. (in state 9:30 a.m.) with a procession to Resurrection Cemetery to follow. Family requests donations be made to the Monastery Of St. Therese, Discalced Carmelite Nuns, 35750 Moravian Dr., Clinton Township, Mi 48035. Please leave a memory at Lee-Ellenafuneralhome.com.
PEREZ MARY M., age 89, April 5, 2013. Wife of the late Edward. Dear mother of Edward (Linda) LaPrad, Jean (Ralph) Hunt, Gary (Patricia), Christine (Michael) Metcalf, predeceased son Ronnie. Beloved grandmother of Christopher, Joseph, Daniele and Jerid. Beloved great-grandmother of six and survived by two sisters. Visitation Tuesday 2-8 p.m. with an evening Rosary. Funeral Service Wednesday 11:30 a.m. at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 Inkster Rd. (between Ford Rd. and Cherry Hill), Garden City. www.santeiufuneralhome.com
RADOMSKI DALE. April 5, 2013. Age 58. Beloved son of the late Casimir and Sylvia. Dear brother of Gary (Barbara). Loving uncle of Gary (Jennifer) and Nicole (Glenn) Miller. Dearest great uncle of Gary and Chloe Radomski, Glenn, Trevor, and Tabitha Miller. Memorial service will be held Tuesday, April 9th at 7 p.m., from the Dearborn Chapel of Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 22546 Michigan Ave. Gathering from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday. Memorials may be made to Chosen Vision, 13279 Audrey Lane, Grand Ledge, MI 48837-9334 or The Capuchins, 1820 Mt. Elliott St.; Detroit, MI 48207-3485. www.howepeterson.com
RAVITZ SELMA. Beloved wife fo the late Benjamin Ravitz. Cherished mother of Dr. Hollis (Lloyd Schmidt) Ravitz and Janice (Greg) Shinn. Adored grandmother of David Shinn and Jason Shinn. Dear sister of Stewart (Lila) Monsein. SERVICES 1:00 P.M. SUNDAY AFTERNOON AT THE DAVID OPPENHEIM MEMORIAL CHAPEL AT MACHPELAH CEMETERY. ARRANGEMENTS BY THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL 248-569-0020. www.irakaufman.com
REMICK LEONARD R. 86, of Inverness, IL, formerly of Grosse Pointe Woods, MI. Born February 25, 1927, he passed away April 5, 2013. Beloved husband of Dolores, nee Pawlowski; loving father of Rick (Tierney), Mark (KC) and Paul (Ellen) Remick; proud grandfather of Spencer, Dylan, Mallory, Alexandra, Brenna and Kaleigh; dear brother of Betty (the late Bernie) Gajewski, Tom (Lucy) Rymiszewski, Tony (Jean) Rymiszewski and Rosemary (Roy) Cleveland; fond uncle of many nieces and nephews. A World War II Army Veteran, Leonard earned his under-graduate degree in Accounting and Law degree from the University of Detroit. Leonard also earned a Master's Degree in Hospital Administration from the University of Michigan. His love of his work fueled his 60 year career. He began as a Hospital Administrator, followed by a successful legal career, where he served both as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in Kalamazoo, as well as a private practicing attorney in Detroit. The final 28 years of his career were spent in dedicated service as the Deputy Treasurer of Wayne County, MI. In his leisure time, Leonard enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren and dancing with Dolores. In his early years, he enjoyed boxing both in Detroit and the Army. If so desired, memorials may be given in Leonard's name to Catholic Charities. Visitation Monday, April 8, 2013, 3-8 p.m. at Smith-Corcoran Funeral Home, 185 E. Northwest Hwy., Palatine and Tuesday April 9, 2013, 9:30-10:15 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, 2515 W. Palatine Road, Inverness. A Funeral Mass will follow at 10:30 a.m. Interment St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery. 847-359-8020 or visit Leonard's memorial at www.smithcorcoran.com
RENTSCHLER DAVID, born in Cleveland, Ohio on June 2, 1933 to Carl and Grace Rentschler, he ended his journey here on Earth on March 14, 2013 and now has joined God in His Universe. He was loved and adored by his wife Dianne and his family, Douglas (Leslie), Amy Rentschler Hyde (Albert) and Brian. He is also survived by his loving brother Donald (Esther) and sister Susan Reiff (Allan). David was blessed by his grandchildren Lauren Rentschler, Charles and Samuel Hyde and Eve and Alex Breitmeyer. He was an exceptional man, respected by his many friends for his unwavering loyalty and integrity. He graduated from Detroit University School in 1952 and The University of Michigan in 1957. He was so proud to have earned two varsity letters in football at Michigan for the 1955 and 1956 seasons. Dave was very active in the community and served in many prominent positions within The U of M Club of Greater Detroit, The Varsity M Club, The Golf Association of Michigan, The Senior Men's Golf Association, The Lochmoor Club and Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. He spent many hours coaching Little League teams, most especially Red Barons and took great pleasure in working with young people. In recent years he looked forward to working with school children at the JAPC Tutoring Tree. He served as an elder of Jefferson Avenue Presbyterian Church, where he and Dianne were married in June 1958. After serving as a lieutenant in the United States Air Force, he returned to Michigan and started his business career at National Bank of Detroit. In 1973 he purchased the Wm Beyster Co., a lumber & millwork firm in Detroit. He owned and operated Beyster,Inc. until the building was sold in 2008 and at 75 years of age he started his retirement. He was a leader among his peers, a dedicated family man and a superb husband. David asked that any donations in his memory be directed to Jefferson Avenue Presbyterian Church, 8625 Jefferson Ave., Detroit MI 48214-2977 or The U of M Club of Greater Detroit Scholarship Fund, PO Box 970684, Ypsilanti, MI 48197. We will be remembering David and celebrating his life at a memorial service at Jefferson Avenue Presbyterian Church on April 22. The family will receive visitors at 2:00 p.m., the service will begin at 3:30 p.m. Please share a memory at www.cremationmichigan.com.
ROBB EUGENE "GENE" 73, of Grosse Ile, owner of Rivers Edge Marina in Ecorse, died Tuesday, April 2nd at his home. Born in Detroit on December 17, 1939. Loving father of Natalie. Son of the late Mary and Stephen Robb of Allen Park. Gene's ultimate passion was his daughter. He also loved boating and painting. Visitation will be held Monday, April 8 from 2:30 to 9:00 p.m. at Martenson Funeral Home, 10915 Allen Road, Allen Park with Military honors at 6:30 p.m. Entombment April 9 at 11:00 a.m., Woodmere Cemetery, 9400 W. Fort Street, Detroit.
ROBERT JULIA H., age 96, March 29, 2013, of Dearborn. Beloved wife of the late Lionel. Loving mother of Sandra (Warren) Cardew and Gary (Becky). Dear grandmother of Jason (Allison) Cardew, Taryn (David) Glynn, Julie and Eric. Great grandmother of Hannah, Evan, Ava and Liam. Please share a memory at www.cremationmichigan.com
ROGERS ERMA (PLUMLEY) Age 93, April 1, 2013. Beloved mother of David (Nancy) Plumley. Loving grand-mother of Michael, Anna and Emily. Dear aunt of George (Heather) Tweed. Great-aunt of Jamie (Susan) Tweed and great-great-aunt of Sara Tweed. Erma owned and operated an Interior Design business in Birmingham and retired in 1997. She was an avid reader and enjoyed weekly card games with her family. A private gathering will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be directed to Marywood Nursing Care Center in Livonia. Please share a memory at www.rggrharris.com
ROLLINGS DOROTHY E. entered this world March 4, 1925 as the daughter of Anthony and Stella Bazner. She was the beloved wife of Dave, loving mother of Cheryl, David and Jim, and grandmother of Keith, Matt and Derek. She left this world on March 30, 2013 after living a long and fulfilling life. Dorothy enjoyed being a mother and spending time with her family, traveling to new places, golf, and could out fish her husband and sons much to their chagrin. Born in Detroit, she and Dave raised their family in Farmington Hills and moved to Estero, Florida when Dave retired. After Dave passed away in 2005 she moved to Santa Barbara, California, to be near her daughter, Cheryl and enjoyed her life on the California coast. She will be dearly missed by her family and all who knew her. Arrangements are under the direction of the Ted Mayr Funeral Home and Crematory. Condolences may be left at TedMayrFuneralHome.com
SAFIE MADELINE (NEE DEEBY) April 4, 2013. Age 81. Beloved wife of George. Dearest mother of Mary (the late Bob) Safie-Schlaf, Theresa (Adnan) Madoun, Rene (Juan) Leal, the late George Safie, Jr. (the late Lila Joseph) Safie and the late John Safie. Loving grandmother of Natalie, Theresa Hope and Jasmine. Dear sister of Thomas (Eleanor) Deeby, the late Victoria (the late Chahde) Tamer and the late Hend (Dib) Ghazoul. Survived by many loving relatives and friends. Visitation Saturday 3-9 p.m. & Sunday 1-9 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Rosary Sunday 7:00 p.m. In state Monday 10:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. time of Liturgy at St. Sharbel Church, 31601 Schoenherr (between 13 & 14 Mile). Private interment St. Mary Cemetery, New Baltimore. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com. Hail, Mary full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
SCHNOBLEN JOSEPH L. 73 of Hickory, passed away Thursday, April 4, 2013 at the Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care Center. He was an 8 year survivor of pancreatic cancer. Born August 9, 1939 in Detroit, MI, he was the son of the late Joseph A. and Bernadine Gietzen Schnoblen. Joe served 31 years in the U.S. Naval Reserves, retiring in 1988 as a Chief Petty Officer. Following his example, two of his brothers also served in the Navy and the three of them were often together during their annual active duty training. Following his retirement in 2002 as a process engineer from Andover Industries in Andover, Ohio, he relocated to Hickory, North Carolina where he was a member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church and spent numerous hours assisting the Knights of Columbus on various projects for the Maryvale Sisters in Vale, NC. Although Joe was a man of few words, he enjoyed spending time with family and friends, and will be remembered for his quick wit and quiet wisdom. He was an avid woodworker and member of the Catawba Valley Woodcarvers. Joe was always challenging himself by learning new shop skills and techniques, and enjoyed sharing that knowledge with others as he patiently encouraged them to develop their own talent. Survivors include his wife of 50 years Patricia A. Tucci Schnoblen; two daughters, Patricia Schnoblen Frye and husband Dwight Frye of Hickory; Michele Schnoblen Postiff and husband Ronald Postiff of Rochester Hills, MI; two sisters, Carolyn Knotek Beattie of Sterling Hts., MI; Bernadine Rogers and husband Claude of Louisville, Kentucky; three brothers, George Schnoblen of Center Line, MI; Gerald Schnoblen and wife Cheryl of Sterling Hts., MI; John Schnoblen and wife Paula of Macomb, MI; three grandchildren, Meghan Frye, Katherine Frye and Matthew Frye of Hickory, NC; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at St. Aloysius Catholic Church with Fr. Robert Ferris and Fr. Ed Sheridan officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at Bass-Smith Funeral Home in Hickory and also from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church, prior to the service. On-line condolences may be left for the family at www.bass-smithfuneralhome.com. Bass-Smith Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Schnoblen.
SCHOEN LAWRENCE RINAL age 86 of Clinton Township. Passed away peaceful ly on April 1, 2013. Beloved husband of Carol Dawn Deneau (deceased). Father of Mark (Beverly), Robert (Jill), Nancy (Jim Bist), Lori (Jeff Hanft), and Doug (Sarah). Dear grandfather of eight grandchildren and two great-Grandchildren. Pre-deceased by his brothers Milton and Norman (Caroline), and sister Charlotte (Bob Connors). Also survived by many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the National Parkinson's Foundation or Hospice of Michigan. A celebration tribute is planned for Tuesday, April 9, 2013. Contact the family for more information.
SEDESTROM DONALD ARVED, Livonia educator, died at his home in Livonia surrounded by his family on March 22, his 86th birthday. He is survived by Roberta, his wife of 49 years; his brother Robert of Chicago, Illinois; his four children: Martha Guthrie of Arlington, Virginia, Laurie Krell of Ypsilanti, Karin Wertheim of Berkeley, California, and John Sedestrom of Livonia; and eight grandchildren. He will be dearly missed - especially his genuine interest in others, kindness, and sense of humor. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Angela Hospice (www.angelahospice.org/donate or 866-464-7810) or the Detroit Free Press's Gift of Reading program (www.dfpcharities.org or 313-222-6895). A memorial service in celebrating his life is planned at First Presbyterian Church of Northville on Saturday, April 13, at 1:00 p.m. To leave a message of condolence, please visit mannsfuneralhome.com .
SEPPER CHRIS, P.T., age 66, passed away after an illness on April 5, 2013. He retired from Warren Woods Tower High School in 2005. Beloved husband of Karen, loving father of Jeremy (Kristy) and Andrew Sepper, cherished grandfather of Tyler, Keven, Jacob and Teagan, dear brother of Dennis (Nancy Connor) Sepper and dear brother-in-law of Barbara Letrick. Visitation is Sunday, April 7, from 2 to 8 pm and Monday, 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the Lee-Ellena Funeral Home, 46530 Romeo Plank Road, Macomb. Funeral service is Tuesday at 11 a.m.(instate at 10:30 am) at the funeral home. Cremation to follow. Please leave a memory at lee-ellenafuneralhome.com
SHUK HELEN March 9, 2013. Age 81. Dear daughter of the late Adam and Nettie Shuk. Dear sister of the late John, George and Anne. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Graveside service, Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at Evergreen Cemetery, 19807 Woodward Ave, Detroit MI 48203 (between 7 and 8 Mile Roads). Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army Bed and Breakfast Fund. Online condolences may be made at www.mideathnotices.com
SINGTON HOMER W. 91, of Bellaire, formerly of Detroit, died April 4, 2013. Funeral services are Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Elk Rapids. Visitation will begin at 10:30 a.m. until the time of services. Arrangements are by the Bellaire Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.
SIONKOWSKI JOANNE Age 78, passed April 4, 2013. Beloved wife of Roman for 60 years. Loving mom of Michael (Gail) Sionkowski, Donna Moodie, Thomas (Cathy) Sionkowski, Carol Sionkowski, and Pamela Denolf. Cherished grandmother of nine and great- grandmother of four. Dear sister to Edwin (Maryann) Waslawski. Dear friend to Nadine Mcfeaters and Richard and Ilene Broquet. Memorial service to be held in the near future. Memorial contributions may be made to Reverence Home Health & Hospice through St. John Providence Hospital.
SKRZYCKI DONALD. G., April 4, 2013. Age 86 of Taylor. Beloved husband of Anna. Loving father of Paul (Emily), Gerald A. (Colleen), Mary Kay (John) Plona, and Donald L. Dearest grand-father of eight. Loving great-grandfather of two. Donald will be deeply missed by family and friends. He was a Marine Corps Veteran of WW II. Visitation Monday, April 08, 2013 from 2- 9 p.m with a 7:30 p.m. scripture service at the Taylor Chapel of Voran Funeral Home, 23750 Goddard Road. (313) 291-1800. Instate Tuesday 10:00 a.m. with a 11:00 a.m. Mass of the Resurrection to follow at St. Constance Catholic Church, 21555 Kinyon, Taylor. Entombment Michigan Memorial Park Cemetery. Donations may be made to Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation. Visit our online guestbook and share memories at www.voranfuneralhome.com
SPIESS GAIL N. Age 71, died peacefully at home April 5, 2013, surrounded by her family. Beloved wife of Richard for 52 years. Loving mother of Mark (Callie) Spiess, Lynne Spiess Ford, and Laura (Mike) Mulligan. Proud grandmother of Jessica, Rachel, Katelynn, and Michael. Dear sister of George (Veronica) Nichols. Visitation at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Rd. (between 14-15 Mile Rds.), Sunday 3-7pm. Funeral at Our Shepherd Lutheran Church, 2225 E. Fourteen Mile Rd., Birmingham, Monday 11am. Friends may visit at church beginning at 10am. Memorials appreciated to Our Shepherd Lutheran Church or Lutheran High School Northwest. Obituary and condolences at lynchfuneraldirectors.com
STEINMAN ESTHER HOPE Beloved wife for 68 years to the late Irving Steinman. Devoted mother of Darrel (Kathy) Steinman, Arlene (Donald) Gross, and Steven (Kathleen) Steinman. Loving grandmother of Jay (Heidi) Steinman, Shari Steinman, Andrew (Nichole) Steinman, Adam (Rachelle) Steinman, and Rita (Rex) Darr. Proud great-grandmother of Autumn Steinman and Nathan Steinman. Cherished sister of Shirley (the late Herman) Rubin, the late Eugene (Mirle) Perlstein, the late Sam (the late Mollie) Perlstein and the late Lucille (the late Oscar) Levy. Dearest aunt of Sydney (Sandy) Perlstein, Phillip (Susan) Perlstein, Barbara Sielaff, Arthur Perlstein, Michael Levy, Rhona (late Norman) Rosen, Allan Perlstein, Warren (Erin) Perlstein, Jeffrey (Ruth) Perlstein, the late Andrew (Lori) Rubin. SERVICES 10:00 A.M. MONDAY MORNING AT HEBREW MEMORIAL CHAPEL, (248) 543-1622. INTERMENT GREAT LAKES NATIONAL CEMETERY. www.hebrewmemorial.org.
STERLING AVERY L. JR. On April 5, 2013, Avery L. Sterling, Jr. of Alger, Michigan, died at the age of 72 in West Branch. He was an accomplished man who lived his life to the fullest each day. Beloved by family and friends, this great man will truly be missed. Out of respect for Mr. Sterling's wishes, no end of life celebrations will be held. Instead, the family asks that if you wish to honor his memory, please send a donation to one of his favorite charities, Johnny Burke Children's Foundation. Please mail donations directly to JBCF, c/o Zehnder & Associates, 516 South Main Street, Frankenmuth, Michigan 48734. Mr. Sterling was born on March 29, 1941 in Prairie duChien, Wisconsin and moved to Michigan in the 1960's. In 1974, he founded Michigan Optical, later to be renamed Sterling Vision Shoppes (SVS Vision). He was the innovator of the vertical integration model between optical retail and managed care that is currently used today throughout the optical industry. He had many passions including his North American Champion Percheron Draft Horses at Sterling Farms and later in life owned Lost Arrow Resort. Mr. Sterling loved the outdoors and as such was an avid hunter and fisherman who traveled the world. He was a lifetime member of Safari Club International, the National Percheron Association and the NRA. Mr. Sterling is survived by his wife, Diane, two daughters, Stephanie (Lance) Weisel and Denise (Jed Dowd) Sterling and one son, Avery (Autumn) Sterling, III. He leaves behind eight grandchildren, Ryan, Julia, Zachary, Holly, Hunter, Trevor, Addyson, Avery IV, who he enjoyed spending time with. He is also survived by his brothers, William and John, and sister Cheryl. Mr. Sterling was preceded in death by his infant son Greg.
TESSIER WILLIAM R. Age 90. Husband of the late Ora. Father of the late Patrick (Pamela) Tessier. Stepfather of James (Janet) Faulkner. Grand-father of Brian, Eric, and Jamie. Brother of Joyce, Pat, and the late Maxine. Long time companion of Lenore Hicks. Sheet metal worker, Local 80. Visitation Wednesday 3-8 p.m. at Charles Step Funeral Home, 18425 Beech Daly Rd. (Between 6&7 Mile). Condolences to CharlesStepFuneralHome.com
TESSIER HELEN. Age 91, April 5, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Ray, loving and loved mother of Ray (Darlene), Joyce and Janice (Bob), caring aunt to many nieces and nephews including Claudia (her "third daughter"). Dear grandmother of Raymond (P.J.), Lauren (Ryan), Kyra (Christian) and Stefan (Alecia). Helen found great joy in babies and children, and was proud to be the loving great-grandmother of Caitlin, Jack and Rose. She was employed as a secretary with the Lincoln Park school system until she retired in 1987. She was a long time member of St. Michael's Orthodox Church, where she and Ray were married in 1946. She had resided in Oakwood Common Assisted Living for the past five years, where she enjoyed being an active participant in the many activities offered, with special favorites being playing bingo, bunco and attending music concerts. She was a kind, sweet woman, and loved shopping and buying gifts for all of her loved ones. She always had a kind word for everyone. Due to her kind and loving personality, she was loved by many and will be greatly missed. Visitation on Sunday, April 7 from 2-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. service at the Martenson Funeral Home, 10915 Allen Rd., Allen Park MI. Family will receive visitors on Monday, April 8 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Michael's Orthodox Church, 26375 West Chicago Rd., Redford MI followed by a 10:30 a.m. funeral service. Visit www.martenson.com.
TREMBATH BONNIE (SANDRI), Age 77, March 23, 2013. Beloved wife of Douglas for almost 56 years. Loving mother of Kathie (Chris) MacLean and Donna Trembath. Predeceased by darling daughter Judy and granddaughter Chelsea. Proud grand-mother of five and great-grandmother of four. Dear sister of Russell (Elaine) Sandri, Beverly (Jim) Henry and Kenneth (Sue) Sandri. Memorial service to be held Thursday at 4 p.m. at Garden City Presbyterian Church, 1841 Middlebelt Rd., Garden City. Visitation will begin at 3 p.m.
TREMONTI ANGELO April 5, 2013. Beloved husband of Gerry. Dearest father of Kathy (Chris) Hermann, Larry (Cindy), and Marisa (Jeff) Pierzynski. Loving grandpa of Kim, Becky, Lindsey (Michael) Medonis, Laura, and Tracie. Family will receive friends Monday 1-8 p.m. with a Rosary at 7 p.m. at Stanley Turowski Funeral Home, 25509 West Warren, Dearborn Heights. In state Tuesday 9:30 a.m. at St. Linus Church until time of Mass at 10 a.m. Family requests memorial donations to St. Linus School or Michigan Humane Society. Share condolences at www.stanleyturowskifuneralhome.com.
URBANIAK DIANN M. March 30, 2013. Beloved daughter of Peter and Rosemary Urbaniak. Loving sister of nine siblings. Aunt of 24 nieces & nephews. Niece, cousin, Godmother and friend. A Memorial Mass was held at St. Mary Catholic Church, Wayne. Donations appreciated to the Juvenile Diabetes Association or to Area 23 Special Olympics. Messages may be left for the family at harryjwillfuneralhome.com .
URBANSKI ROSE MARIE Age 83, April 5, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Jerome Urbanski. Loving mother of Evelyn (Larry) Griwicki, Janet (Dave) Kozyra, Diane (Brian) Kremer, Doris (Steve) Winkler, Rita (John) Davies, Greg (Sharon) Urbanski and Steve (Renee) Urbanski. Dear sister of Howard Masters and Carson Masters. Also survived by 17 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation at the R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Home, 15451 Farmington Rd., Livonia, Tuesday from 12-8 p.m. with a Funeral Service at 6:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be directed to: Residential Hospice or American Diabetes Association. Please share a memory at www.rggrharris.com.
VANDERLINDEN ARLINE E. Age 84, passed away on March 29, 2013. Beloved wife of the late John. Loving mother of Arlene (Jeff), John Jay (the late Sandy), Gail (Adam) and Joan (Ric). Cherished Grandmother of Kimberly (Brian), Amanda, Kristen (Rob), Adam (Dana), Jacob and Elissa. Great Grandmother to Tyler, Braden, Bria and Owen. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m.on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at Schultz Funeral Home, Clinton Twp.
VITALE PROCOPIO "PETE". Age 84. April 5, 2013. Beloved husband of Frances (nee Leibe). Loving father of Vito, Pete, Frank (Rosalie), Lisa (Dwayne) Evans, Providence (Dr. Robert) Badalament and Frances (David) Gunn. Dearest grandfather of 13 and great-grandfather of two. Dear brother of Mimma Vitale. Pete was the founder of Pete & Franks Fruit Ranch. Visitation Monday 3-9 p.m. and Tuesday 1-9 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 54880 Van Dyke Ave. at 25 Mile Rd. Scripture Service Tuesday 7 p.m. Funeral Wednesday Instate 9:30 a.m. at St. John Vianney, 54045 Schoenherr Rd. (S. of 25 Mile) until time of Mass at 10 a.m. Entombment Guardian Angel Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com
WALTERS DIANE GRAMS age 72 died, peacefully with her family by her side on March 10, 2013. Beloved wife of Richard "Dick" for 50 years. Loving mother of Tony Walters, Joan Walters (Eric Griffin), Patrick Walters (Debra) and Rick Walters (Tara). Dearest grandmother of Bill Walters, Christian Bierkamp, Rich Long, Kelly Maheu, Kyle Walters, Halima Walters, Aliya Walters, Kristianna Walters, R. Aidan Walters, and Ashalina Walters. Dear daughter of Audrey Grams Morgan of Winona, Minnesota, and the late John Grams. Dear sister of John Grams (Lynne), Cherre Pye (Dave) and Lisa Grams. Dear sister-in-law of William Walters (Carol Ann), Ann Walters Powell and Carole O'Brien (Leeland). Wonderful aunt to Nancy, Kate, Sean, Tiffany, Lauren, Dustin, Ryan, Jonathan, Meg, Lexi and Colin. For 30 years, Diane and her family provided many with excellent employment at Erickson's Flooring & Supply Co. Diane's true joy and love was being with family and friends. Visitation 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, April 12 at the A. H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Avenue at Vernier Road, Grosse Pointe Woods with a 7 p.m. rosary. Memorial mass 12 noon Saturday, April 13 at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church, 467 Fairford Road, Grosse Pointe Woods. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Capuchins, Old Newsboys-Goodfellows Fund, The Gerson Institute or Karmanos Cancer Institute would be appreciated. ahpeters.com
WEISS BETTY JANETTE, age 91, passed away quietly on Tuesday, April 2, 2013. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband of over 65 years John Weiss; loving daughter Janette (Paul) Palazzola; and dear brother Melvin Stewart. She is survived by son Robert (Christine) Weiss, and daughters Linda (Stephen) Gasparovich, and Barbara (Gaspare) Arena; grand-children Michael (Kristen), Kristen (Tony), Brian (Tea), Jessica (Andrew), Matthew, Adam (Erica), Jonathan, David, Rachel (Jordon), Emily, and Bradley; great-grandchildren Anthony, Tia, Caelan, Hudson, Jagger, Aubrey, Emma, Avery, and Isaac. A celebration of her life will be planned for a future date. If you would like to be included, please send your contact information to email@example.com. Memorials can be sent to the Michigan Humane Society and the First Presbyterian Church of Mt. Clemens, Michigan.
WOLF DONN L. Age 77, April 5, 2013. Beloved husband of Shirley. Loving father of Donn (Julie) Wolf, Guy Wolf, Sharon (Rod) Midgley, Bruce (Cindy) Spence, and David (Lori) Spence. Proud grandfather of Nicole, Erica, Jessica, Eric, Jacob, Ryan, Keenan, Caitlin, Luca, Nico, Aria, and the late Brendan. Also survived by three great-grandchildren, his dear sister Garnet, and five nieces and nephews. Proud University of Michigan Graduate who also received his Masters Degree In Theological Studies from Harvard University. Donn, an ordained Episcopal Minister also worked for the Detroit Edison Company as a Regional Manager. His storied political career included serving as an Oakland County Commissioner, Mayor and City Council Member for the City of Farmington Hills and The Ann Arbor Off-Campus Crime Committee. Visitation Sunday 2-5 p.m. and 6:30-8 p.m. at McCabe Funeral Home, 31950 W. Twelve Mile Rd. (at Orchard Lake Rd.). In state Monday 10 a.m. until time of Service 11 a.m. at Christ Church Cranbrook, 470 Church Rd. (off Lone Pine, West of Woodward). Interment Grand Lawn Cemetery, Detroit. Memorials may be made to Season's Hospice or the American Institute for Cancer Research. www.mccabefuneralhome.com
YATES THOMAS, age 62 of Livonia. Beloved husband of Sandy. Loving father of Lindsey Yates and Adam (Kimmy) Staber. Cherished grandfather of Carter. Dear brother of Paul (Judy) Morcom. He leaves behind many loving family and friends. Visitation will take place at Fred Wood Funeral Home Rice Chapel, 36100 Five Mile Road (E. of Levan) Sunday 1-9 p.m. Funeral services will take place at Fred Wood Funeral Home Monday Visiting 10 a.m., Service 11 a.m. Please share memories at Fredwoodfuneralhome.com