KOS LYNN ANN Age 64 of Westland, died Saturday, February 12, 2011 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor surrounded by her family. She was born February 1, 1947 in Detroit, the daughter of Reginald and Alice (Carlson) Ashby. Beloved wife of Raymond Kos whom she married on April 3, 1971 in Port Austin, MI. Loving mother of Tamara (Ash) Elassal of Springfield, VA and Carolyn (Jason) Cooper of Oceanside, CA. Devoted grandmother of Bethany, Zackary, Alexander, Timothy, Haley, Mariam, Sophia and Madelyn. Daughter of Alice Ashby of Fowlerville and sister of the late Charlene (Ron) Sellers of Manistique, Carolyn Eaton and Debra Newberry, both of Howell. Funeral service Monday, February 14, 2011 at 2:30 p.m. (visitation 1 hour prior) at MacDonald's Funeral Home, 315 N. Michigan Ave., Howell (517-546-2800). Memorial contributions may be made to the Gideons. Please visit online guestbook at www.macdonaldsfuneralhome.com
KURETICH KENNETH RUDOLPH, age 75, February 13, 2011 of Imlay City. Beloved husband of both the late Doris (Harris) Kuretich and the late Phyllis (Toto) Kuretich. Loving father of Kenneth W. (Brandy), Steven (Linda), Ronald (Shawn) and Matthew (Kathy) Kuretich and step-father of Shelley (Paul) Lehman and Stephanie Harris. Seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Fredric (Barb) Kuretich. Predeceased by parents Rudolph and Mary Kuretich. Visitation Monday 2-8 p.m. at Price Funeral Home, 3725 Rochester Road (between Big Beaver and Wattles Roads), Troy, 248-689-0700. Funeral Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment Christian Memorial Cemetery, Rochester Hills. Memorials can be made to the Beaumont Hospice Fund. Share memories at www.pricefuneralhome.net.
ROBINSON LANENE Age 84. February 11, 2011. Beloved wife of Hillard. Loving mother of Danny (Carmen), Marcia Fontana, Sherry (James) VanHaverbeck, Randall (Denise), Patrick (Deanne), Ivan (Sandi), Rebecca (Glen) Reed, Fara (Martin) Nemeckay, Dawn Dehring, and Lani (Brian) White. Dearest grandmother of 30 and great-grandmother of 14. She was an employee of Henry Ford Hospital for 30 years. Visitation Monday 2-9 p.m. with a memorial service Tuesday 11 a.m. at Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home, Inc., 28499 Schoenherr (S. of 12 Mile), Warren. Light a candle and share a memory at: www.verheyden.org
ROWINSKI ROSE M. February 13, 2011. Age 82. Beloved wife of the late Edward. Dearest mother of Edward, Gary, Jeffrey (Annette) and the late Judee. Loving grandmother of Ashley, Lauren, Jeffrey and Sarah. Dear sister of Frank Hollewa, Helen Moran, Anne Gormish, Stanley Hollewa and the late John Hollewa, Joseph Hollewa and Mary Terrizzi.. Family will receive friends Tuesday 1-8 p.m. with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. at Stanley Turowski Funeral Home, 25509 West Warren (3 blocks east of Beech Daly) Dearborn Hts. Funeral Wednesday a.m. Family request memorial donations to American Heart Association. Share expressions of sympathy at www.stanleyturowskifuneralhome.com
ROZENBAUM WANDA FRANCES, age 73, of Livonia, passed away February 10, 2011. She was born December 3, 1937, in Detroit Michigan, daughter of Joseph and Anna Zylka. She is survived by her husband Francis, her sons John (Denise), Joseph (Iris), and Frank (Crystal), her five grandchildren Tyler, Andrew, Anna, Brandon, and Russell, and her sister Ursula Reed (Melvin). A Memorial service will be held Monday, February 14, 2011, visitation at 9:30am, mass at 10:30am at St. Edith Catholic Church in Livonia, Michigan. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family.
RYAN TIMOTHY F. Age 94, of Commerce Twp. (formerly Farmington Hills), passed away February 9, 2011 after a brief, but valiant struggle with heart failure. Survived by his son and best friend, Tim, Jr.; favorite daughter-in-law, Stephanie; sister Julia Leasure; brother James; brothers-in-law Vincent and Donald (Helen) Howard; sisters-in-law Ruth Grogan and Marie Hughes; and numerous treasured nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by the two loves of his life, Marnie and Jane; brothers John and Michael; and sisters Margaret Burns and Anna. A proud native of South Boston, MA, Tim attended Venard College and graduated from Boston College (B.S.S.) and Boston University (M.S.W.). He also studied at Maryknoll Seminary. Upon graduating from B. C., Tim was employed as a caseworker with the Boston Department of Public Welfare. In 1956, he moved to Detroit and accepted a position with Catholic Social Services of Wayne County where he would spend all but three of the next thirty years, retiring as President in 1986. Following his retirement, Tim remained active in social work and the community, serving as interim Director of several agencies, participating on many boards of directors, and serving in leadership roles in multiple state and national professional organizations. Always ready with a quip and a twinkle in his eye, Tim enjoyed traveling, reading, and sports, but his greatest joy was spending time with family and his many dear friends. A life well lived; bravo, Dad! Visitation 2-5 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday February 16, McCabe Funeral Home, 31950 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 a.m. Thursday February 17 with visitation beginning at 9:30 a.m. at St. Fabian Catholic Church, 32200 W. 12 Mile Rd. Farmington Hills. Interment St. Thomas Catholic Cemetery. Memorials preferred to CSS Wayne Co., 9851 Hamilton Ave., Detroit, MI 48202. www.mccabefuneralhome.com
SHATLEY ARLENA February 13, 2011. Beloved wife of the late W. Leon. Dear mother of Rhonda Minaudo, Michael (Joan), Greg (Karen), Keith (Gina), and Todd (Kristie). Proud grandmother of 10 and three great-grandchildren. Sister of Verneal (Treasure) Gaines. Visitation at the Sterling Heights Chapel of Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 13650 E. Fifteen Mile Road (at Schoenherr), Monday 3-9 p.m. Funeral Tuesday. Visitation begins at 9:00 a.m. until time of service at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment White Chapel Cemetery. Memories to be share at www.bcfh.com
VAN GAMPER ALWILDA "TILL", age 84 of Sterling Heights, passed away February 12, 2011. Loving wife of Joseph; beloved mother of Jo Ann (Michael) Mc Gowen; dear grandmother of Patrick and dear sister of Walter (Barbara) Hanekow. Visitation Monday 1-9 p.m. and Funeral service Tuesday 10:00 a.m. at Lyle Elliott Funeral Home, 31730 Mound Road, Warren. Memorial contribution may be directed to the Salvation Army.
WITT RAY HARRY, founder of CMI International, Inc, died at the age of 82 on February 6, 2011 in West Bloomfield with his family at his side. A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Mr. Witt moved to Michigan as a teenager and was a graduate of the Muskegon Junior College. He went on to receive a Bachelor of Science in Metallurgy from Case Institute of Technology in Cleveland, Ohio, now known as Case Western Reserve. He was a recipient of one of the first Foundry Educational Foundation Scholarships. Through the years, Mr. Witt continued his active association with both Case and the Foundry Educational Foundation and, in May 1984, he was presented with an Honorary Doctorate degree from Case Western Reserve for his contributions to and advancement of metallurgical and foundry education and programs. The school's Metallurgical Modeling and Research Laboratory is named after him. Mr. Witt began his career in 1947 as an apprentice at the C.W.C. Foundry. In 1952, he became Sales Manager for Cadillac Malleable Iron Company where he remained until 1957, when he established his own company, Ray H. Witt Industries. He later purchased his former employer. In 1960, Mr. Witt founded Cast Metal Industries, Inc., which Ray H. Witt Industries was merged into in 1974. In 1983, the corporate name was changed to CMI International, Inc, in order to better reflect the more diverse and global activities of the company. CMI became one of the largest independent suppliers of machined and assembled, cast and molded products to the automotive and light truck industries, with operations in many states, Mexico and Norway. It was a leader in its industry, known for it's investment in technology that utilized the most advanced computeraided design and engineering and manufacturing hardware and software. In 1999, CMI was sold to Hayes Lemmerz International, Inc. Ray Witt was the past President of the American Foundrymen's Society (AFS), the Ductile Iron Society, the Foundry Education Foundation (FEF) and the Iron Casting Society. He received a Gold Medal Award from AFS in 2003. "Ray was considered one of the giants of our industry," commented John Jorstad, an AFS Director and former CMI consultant." He was dearly loved by those who had the honor to work for and with him." Mr. Witt was named Michigan Master Entrepreneur of the Year in 1997 and in 1999 Worcester Polytechnic Institute renamed their Aluminum Casting Research Laboratory the ACRL Ray H. Witt Metalcasting Center. Mr. Witt is survived by his three daughters: Susy Petros, Judy Witt, and Mary (David) Hawkins, five grandsons and two great-grandsons. A Memorial Service celebrating his life and achievements will be held at a later date. Donations in his memory can be made to the Foundry Education Foundation (www.fefinc.org). www.SimpleFuneralsInMichigan.com
ZEBROWSKI MITCHELL E. Age 55, a resident of Roseville for 33 years. Passed February 11, 2011. He was born June 30, 1955 in Detroit. Survived by his loving mother Sally. Brother of Fran (David), Patricia (Ed), Patrick (Tami) Nicholas. Uncle of Pam (Eric), Sally (Pierce), Cass, Danny, Erick Jr., Patrick Jr., Jim and Paul Jr. Also his four legged companion Caboose. Predeceased by his father Leonard, brothers Paul and Cass also his loving companion Carol Baker. Self employed at Zebrowski Transportation. Visitation Tuesday 2 to 8 p.m., Wednesday 3 to 8 p.m. Funeral service Thursday 11 a.m. at Buehler Funeral Home, 26429 Gratiot, Roseville. Interment will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.