DONALD KENDALL Viewing Monday, February 21, 2011, 3-8 p.m. at Barksdale Funeral Home, 1120 E. State Fair, Detroit, MI 48203. Funeral Tuesday, February 22, 11 am at the funeral home.
EBERHART ROSEMARY (nee FLEMING) February 18, 2011. Age 85, of Baldwin House, Birmingham. Beloved wife of the late Edward M. Eberhart. Dear mother of Carol A. Stanek (Jeffrey) and Barbara J. Eberhart. Loving grandmother of Eric and Andrea Campion. Family will receive friends at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward (between 13-14 Mile), Tuesday 2-7 p.m. Memorial tributes to Penrickton Center for Blind Children, 26530 Eureka Rd., Taylor, MI 48180. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com.
EDEN MORTON A. Died peacefully in Santa Cruz, California on January 21, 2011. He was 95. Mort lived in Detroit for 71 years, until the fall of 2008 when he moved to California to be closer to his family. He remained active dancing and walking by the Monterey Bay until several months before his death. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 61 years, Naomi, and is survived by two daughters, Lynn (Ruth Schoenbach) and Eve (former husband Josh Karter); two grandchildren, Alia Karter and Noah Karter; his brother Bernard's three children, Allen Adinoff, Bryon Adinoff, Cheri Adinoff Rubin; and his brother Joseph's two children, Jan Adinoff Gordon and Pam Adinoff. A graduate of the University of Michigan and University of Michigan Law School in the midst of the Great Depression (he worked his way through as the food buyer for an eating co-op), Mort first earned a living wage when he joined the office of the general counsel to the United Auto Workers, headed by the legendary Maurice Sugar. Eden served as a private first class in the Army in World War II. In 1950, Eden joined George W. Crockett, Jr., Ernest Goodman, and Dean A. Robb in the first racially integrated law partnership in the country (Goodman, Crockett, Eden, and Robb). Later, the firm was known as Goodman, Eden, Millender & Bedrosian. Donations in Mort's honor may be sent to The Maurice & Jane Sugar Law Center (313 993 4505), the Detroit Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science (248 258 9890), or the Hospice Caring Project of Santa Cruz, 940 Disc Drive, Scotts Valley, CA 95066 (831 430-3000). Condolences may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
ERICKSON MARGERY (MONI) Age 86, formerly of Farmington Hills, died February 11, 2011. Wife of Theodore Martin (deceased). Mother to Natalie, Howard (deceased) and Christine. Sister to Richard (Gloria) Eidemiller and Allan (Grace) Eidemiller. Memorial service July 22, 2011 At Erickson-Crowley Funeral Home in Calumet, Michigan. To leave online condolences, go to www.ericksoncrowley.com
FABIILLI MARIA February 17, 2011. Age 76. Beloved wife of the late Mario. Loving mother of Silvana (Daniel) Becker, Davide, and Gennaro (Adelaide). Proud and loving Nonna of Simone, Julian, Marino, and Justin. Dear daughter of the late Gennaro and Elvira Fabiilli, and sister of Piera Silvestri (the late Marco) and the late Nino Fabiilli (Gianna). Mrs. Fabiilli was kind to everyone she met and enjoyed crocheting and knitting; she was devoted to her Catholic faith and treasured her family more than anything else in this life. Visitation Saturday 3-9 p.m. and Sunday 2-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary. Funeral Monday 9 a.m. from Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile) to San Francesco Catholic Church for 10 a.m. Mass. Entombment, Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton Township. Please share memories with the family at their "Online Guestbook" at WujekCalcaterra.com
FISCHER HELEN M. Age 95, February 19, 2011. Beloved wife of the late Henry for 33 years. Dear mother of Maria (Jerry) Wilson, Margaret (Frank) Zack, Michael (Pamela), Mark (Linda), Mary Ellen (Bob) Hamilton, Marlene (Rickard) Schafer, and Martha (Randy) Breier. Loving grandmother of 16 and Great Grandmother of 14. Sister of Rita and preceded in death by Patricia, Raymond, & Mary E. Visitation at the O'Brien/Sullivan Funeral Home, 41555 Grand River, Novi, 248-348-1800, Sunday February 20, from 3-9 P.M. with a Scripture Service at 4 PM. Instate Monday, February 21 at 10 AM at St. James Catholic Church, 46325 W. Ten Mile Rd, Novi until Funeral liturgy at 10:30 AM. Online condolences www.obriensullivanfuneralhome.com
FORMANEK NANCY P. Age 62, passed away February 19, 2011 at home surrounded by her loving family after fighting multiple illnesses for many years. Beloved wife of Jim for 40 years. Proud and loving mother of Elizabeth (Jeff) Primo and Katherine Formanek (Danelle Picano). Dear daughter of Helen and the late George Paval, and sister of Joanne (Bob) Richards, Anthony Paval, John Paval, David Paval, and Donna (Michael) Jansen. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Nancy enjoyed being active in the community; she volunteered her time in multiple capacities at St. Jude Catholic Church as well as L'Anse Creuse School District. Her life's greatest joy was her family, and she loved each of them unconditionally. Visitation Monday 3-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Scripture service followed by family eulogies at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Memorial contributions to the American Diabetes Association are appreciated. Please share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guestbook" at WujekCalcaterra.com
FROST ROBERT J. Age 85, February 11, 2011. Beloved son of the late Benjamin Shipp Frost and the late Ethel Ann Westbrook Frost. Also preceded in death by sister and brother-in-law Margaret E. and John M. Klock, as well as his niece Alice Klock. He is survived by his nephews John B., James W. and Eric P. Klock. Robert retired from Graphite Product Corp. after 30 years. He was a 30 year member of the Detroit Yacht Club, an ardent supporter of the Detroit Symphony and Detroit Opera Theater, as well as a member of Mariner's Church. He was an experienced traveler of Europe and the U.S. Robert was a U.S. Navy veteran serving during WWII, and will be buried with Military Honors Tuesday, February 22, 11 a.m. at Great Lakes National Cemetery, 4200 Belford Rd., Holly. He will be remembered as a kind and gentle man. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society or St. John Hospice in his memory. Arrangements by Generations Funeral and Cremation Services.
FUNKE PATRICIA A. Age 79, a longtime resident of Northville, passed away February 18, 2011. Beloved wife of the late Alexander. Cherished mother of Tom (Margie), Tim, Terry "Ed" (Barb), and Matt (Lisa). Adored grandmother of 6 and great grandmother of 1. Also survived by many loving friends and family members. Visitation Monday Noon-2 pm with the Funeral Service beginning at 2pm at Casterline Funeral Home, Inc. 122 W. Dunlap, Northville. Memorial contributions appreciated to the Humane Society of Huron Valley, PO Box 7026, Liberty Station, Ann Arbor, MI 48107.
Von Szymerowski GEORGE, 87 years, made his transition on February 9, 2011 in Virginia Beach General Hospital, Virginia Beach, Virginia. He resided in Virginia Beach for the past eight years. George was born in Detroit, Michigan and was a dedicated employee at The Detroit News, the Detroit Free Press and the Miami Herald, 47 years of which was as an executive assistant to Lee Hills. He enjoyed living in Miami Florida the last 21 years of his career. He loved music (played piano) and the latest technology. He expressed his love for others as a caring son, brother, uncle and loyal friend. He was gracious, kind and will be missed.
GIERALTOWSKI DENNIS F., age 63, February 16, 2011. Loving son of Florence and the late Frank. Brother of Camille (Bill) DeBlaere and Jerry (Jean) Gieraltowski. Uncle of Rob, Julie, and Andy. Funeral Monday 12 Noon at the A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 32000 Schoenherr Road at Masonic, Warren. Visitation Sunday 1-6 p.m. ahpeters.com
GINOCCHIO ERNESTO S. Age 87, February 16, 2011. Beloved husband of the late Santina for 59 years. Devoted father of Luciana Paciocco Loving grandfather of Adriana (Richard) Genrich and Patrizia (Vincent) Jesue. Cherished great grandfather of Giovanni, Marco, Sofia, Domenic, Nico, Luca and Mario. Visitation at the O'Brien/Sullivan Funeral Home, 41555 Grand River, Novi, (248) 348-1800, Sunday 2-9pm Rosary Sunday 7:00 pm. In state at Our Lady of Sorrrows Church, 23815 Power, Farmington, Monday 10 a.m. until the Funeral Liturgy at 10:30 a.m. Donations in Ernesto's memory can be made to the Angela Hospice, 14100 Newburgh Rd., Livonia, MI 48154-5010. On line sympathy message at www.obriensullivanfuneralhome.com
GLEASON LEO B. Age 79. February 19, 2011 Beloved husband of Joyce. Loving father of Kevin (Lynn) Gleason, Jeff (Beth) Gleason, T.J. (Tracy) Gleason, Marty (Laura) Gleason and Julie (Chris) Stefanski. 14 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Brother of John (the late Phyllis) Gleason and Frank (Rosemond) Gleason. Also many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Funeral mass at Guardian Angels Church, 581 E. 14 Mile Rd., Clawson, Tuesday 10:30am. Friends may visit at church beginning at 10am. Visitation at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Rd. (between 14-15 Mile Rds.) Monday 2-9pm. Prayer service Monday evening. Obituary and Condolences at lynchfuneraldirectors.com
GORDON MONICA M. February 17, 2011. Age 50. Beloved wife of Jack. Loving mother of Benjamin, Francesca, Antoinette, Jacob, Joshua, and Erminio. Dearest daughter of Mary (the late Erminio) Zancanaro. Sister of Peter and Paolo. Funeral Mass Tuesday 12 noon at Holy Family Church, 641 Chrysler Fwy. Dr., Detroit, with visiting beginning at 9 a.m. Arrangements by McFarland Foss Funeral Home, (313)581-7240. mcfarlandfoss.com
GREEN HOWARD JACK 85, of Canton, MI, recently Jupiter, FL, passed away February 15, 2011. He was born to the late Howard J. and Mary M. Green, November 17, 1925, in Wheeling, WV. He served in the Military, attended Carnegie Tech., and retired from Hydra-Matic. He was a member of the Masons and enjoyed golf and bowling. Jack is survived by daughters Henrietta, Joan, Carol, Kari and Margie and step sons Don, Terry, David and Bryan; 26 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren, along with many other loving family and friends. He was preceded in death by spouses Bettie, Carol and Melba; brothers Bill, Tuney and James; daughter Patricia; step son John and great-great- grandchild Trevor. Private family memorial for Mr. Green at a later date.
HARRELD JOHN Age 72 of Plymouth, MI passed away suddenly Wednesday, February 09, 2011 while visiting family in Houston, TX. He was born November 17, 1938 in Ferndale, MI the son of Ralph and Roseline Harreld. Married to his beloved wife Jo Ann Harreld for 50 years. Loving father to Thomas (Donna) Harreld of Pearland, TX and Brian Harreld of Plymouth, MI. Devoted grandfather to Kyle, Jenna, and John. Preceded in death by his two sisters, Clare Likovich and Mary Robinson. Survived by brother-in-laws Lyndell Robinson and John Likovich. Also survived by family members, James Farrell, Joseph (Mary Ann) Farrell, the late Michael (Anne) Farrell, Nora (Russell) Morrell, Lawrence (Andrea) Farrell, Elizabeth Olli, Janice (Dave) Walsh, Maureen (Terry) Turel, Rosemary Farrell, Uncle to 32 nieces and nephews and great uncle to 15. Retired 35 years from the Detroit Free Press. Graduated from St. Francis de Sales in Detroit Class of 1956. Served in the U.S. Army stationed in Dugway Proving Ground, UT. John was a man of faith and loved by many. He cherished spending time with lifelong friends Dick and Karen Miller, Pat and Jan Pacquette, Ray (deceased) and Polly Williams. Visitation: Sunday, February 20, 2011, from 2-9 p.m., Rosary at 7 p.m.at Vermeulen Funeral Home, 46401 W. Ann Arbor Rd, Plymouth, MI (734-459-2250). Funeral Services: Monday February 21, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Good Counsel, 47650 N. Territorial Rd, Plymouth, MI (734-453-0326). In lieu flowers, donations may be made to Angela Hospice.
HARRISON LILLIAN (LEE) 85 born on May 8, 1925 in Kalamazoo passed away peacefully at her home on February 15 2011. Lee will be reunited with her husband William (2002) and their daughter Linda (2006). Anyone can say they're a mother but no could have been a better Mom to us. She will be greatly missed by her children Robert, his wife Shelley, Janice Bosco, Gail DePinho and her husband John. The best Grandma to her six grandchildren, proud Great Grandmother to her five great grandchildren. She was a loving and caring person always supportive of her family. She will be truly missed. Her spirit will live through all who were blessed to have known her.
HART HARRIET M. Age 79. February 19, 2011. Dear wife of the late Daniel. Beloved mother of Daniel Jr. (Sheri), Vickie (Joe) Bona, Georgia Parker, Guy (Sandy), Jody (Robert) Slick, Lee, Linda (Michael) Jacques, Sunday (Darrell) Jones, Rex (Cathy), Michael and the late Johnny, Lynn, and Gary. 53 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. Funeral Wednesday February 23, 2011 at 11:00 a.m., Querfled Funeral Home, 1200 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn. Visitation Tuesday, 29 p.m. Mrs. Hart was a 30 year retiree from Ford Motor Company Wayne Assembly Plant. www.querfeldfh.com.
HARTLEY BreANN Age 32. Our angel will be missed. Please visit fredwoodfunerahome.com for details. (734) 464-8060.
HEISE MARY JOSEPHINE. Age 80. February 18, 2011 Loving wife of the late Thomas. Beloved mother of Thomas (Lene'), Robert, and Carol (Paul) Maas. Dearest grandmother of Steven, Jennifer, Kimberly, Angela, Mary, Megan, and Kevin. Dear daughter of Lodivica and the late Rudolph Galopin. Dear sister of John (Joan) Galopin and Rosemary (Ralph) Lieckfield. Visitation Sunday 4 to 8 PM with a Rosary recital at 7 PM at the Adragna Obarzanek Funeral Home, 33250 Ryan Rd (North of 14 Mile). Funeral Monday, instate at 9:30 AM until the time of Mass at 10:00 AM at St. Anne Catholic Church, 32000 Mound, Warren. Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society www.LLS.org