GOODRICH GREGORY W. 50, of Kirkwood, MO died suddenly August 25. He was born on December 17, 1959 in Detroit, MI. Most of his childhood was spent in West Bloomfield, MI where he met his future wife, Deanne, and the couple later settled in the St. Louis area. Greg is survived by his wife of 23 years, Deanne Lane; son, Griffin; mother, Pam Goodrich; brother, Gavan (Cindy); brothers-in-law, Dave Bellottie (Shawn), Gregory Lane (Daniela), Jeff Lane (Illyse); father-in-law, Ray Lane (Carolyn) and several nieces and nephews whom he adored. He was preceded in death by his father Gordon and his sister Shawn. Mr. Goodrich was well known and respected in the local restaurant, catering and hospitality industry. Greg was a devoted husband and father who cherished his time with family and friends. He was the ultimate, genuine, all around good guy-the kind of person who could crack the best joke, cook the best meal and light up a room with engaging conversation. His favorite pastime was sharing countless hours helping to fulfill Griffin's baseball dreams. He will truly be missed. Contributions can be made in his memory to your favorite charity. Please join the family for visitation to celebrate Greg's life Sunday, August 29 from 11:00am to 3:00pm at Bopp Chapel, 10610 Manchester Rd., Kirkwood, MO. A small memorial service will be held immediately following. www.boppchapel.com
GRIEGER MILDRED M. Age 92 of Detroit, Florida, and Grand Rapids, MI., went to be with her Lord Monday, August 23, 2010. Surviving are her son, Robert (Donna) Grieger, their children Amanda and Jason, Sandra and Leonard Snell and their daughter Kiersten, Christine and Sam Garofalo, their children Terry and Pam Machleit, Jill and Joey Garofalo, Robert and Patty Grieger and their children, Alexander and Samantha Polonis; great great grandchildren, Alexis Queen, Madason Machleit, Wyatt Machleit. Her daughter, Linda and John Grieger-Buckley, grandson Tony and Marie Krueger and their children Jordyn and Nick, grandson Steve and Sheila Krueger. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at the Cathedral of St. Andrew, 265 Sheldon Ave. S.E., Grand Rapids, MI 49503 with Rev. Tom Tavella as Celebrant. If you would like to pay your respects to Mildred, please visit the Reyers North Valley Chapel, 2815 Fuller N.E. at three Mile Rd. in Grand Rapids from 2-4, 6-8 p.m. Monday where a Rosary will be prayed at 7 p.m. For those who wish, memorials may be made to The Cathedral of St. Andrew.
HAHN ELMER "BUD" Age 88. August 24, 2010. Former owner of Royal Oak Trucking Company. Beloved husband of the late Helen. Loving father of Patricia Lonon and the late Jim Hahn and father-in-law to Kateri Hahn. Proud grandfather of Sarah, Rebecca, Nikita and Gabe. Great grandfather of Kayla, Andrew, Samantha and Alicia. Visitation Saturday 12-9 p.m. and Sunday 12-7 p.m. at the Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 705 W 11 Mile Rd. (4 blocks E. of Woodward), Royal Oak. In state Monday 12:30 p.m. until time of service 1 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Royal Oak. Memorials to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society or St. Paul Lutheran Church appreciated. Share your memories at www.sullivanfuneraldirectors.com.
HAMMER ELEANOR August 25, 2010, age 83. Longtime resident of Grosse Pointe Woods and Port St. Lucie, FL. Preceded in death by her beloved husband Robert Hammer. Dear mother of Robert (Sally), Barbara (George) Dierickx, William (Susan), Thomas (Lynn), Carol (Robert) Posada, Janet (James) Fisher, Ed (Martha) and Daniel (Shelly). Devoted grandmother of Matthew, Stephen, Katie, Daniel, Carolyn, Melissa, John, Margaret, Dana, Natalie, Michael, Peter, Nicholas, Kristin, Laura, Robert, Brian, Benjamin, Bethany, Amanda, Courtney, Kailey and Daniel Jr. Great-grandmother of Riley. Dear sister of Gerald and Paul Schmidt. Preceded in death by granddaughters Deanna and Kimberly. Eleanor will be remembered for her courage, honesty, generosity, spirituality and love of family. She enjoyed overseeing family gatherings, preparing large meals and creating crafts and home accessories with her special flair. She took special pleasure in discussing life's joys and challenges with her children and grandchildren. After raising her eight children, she enjoyed a successful real estate career in Grosse Pointe. Visitation 1-9 p.m. Sunday with a Rosary at 7 p.m. at Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home, 16300 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe Park, Mass at 10 a.m. Monday at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 467 Fairford, Grosse Pointe Woods. Private interment at St. Joseph Cemetery in Monroe. Memorial donations to St. Labre Indian Mission, P.O. Box 216, Ashland, MT 59003. Light a candle and share a memory at www.verheyden.org.
HARLIN ALMON J. August 26, 2010 age 84 of Westland. Mr. Harlin was a proud WW II veteran. Beloved husband of Carolyn. Dear father of Terry (Suzanne), Cynthia (Bruce) Croft, Phillip (Laura) and Julie. Brother of Jean DePetro, Betty (Glen) Lucas, the late Linda Coen and William. Also survived by 10 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Funeral at the Uht Funeral Home, 35400 Glenwood Rd., Westland Saturday. 1 p.m. Family will receive friends Friday 3-9 p.m. Family requests memorials to Disabled American Veterans. Please visit and sign a tribute at www.uhtfh.com.
HARRIS MARY The family of Mary Harris of Southfield, Michigan, announce her passing on August 2, 2010. She was an educator in the Detroit School system.
HOWEY MARIE We've lost our best friend. Marie Elizabeth (Betty) Howey, age 95, passed away suddenly on Monday morning, 23 August 2010. Born in Detroit, Michigan, on 28 July 1915, to immigrant parents, Arthur Colwell from London, England, and Marie (Winkler) Colwell from Bern, Switzerland. She graduated from high school at the height of the Great Depression, and then she worked full time and went to college part time to earn a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Detroit, where she graduated Summa cum Laude in May 1941. During World War II, she lost her fiancé (literally, the boy next door) in combat around Manila in 1945. After the war, while working as an accountant for the housing administration in Detroit, she met a Navy veteran, Allan L. Howey, in her office bowling league. Following their marriage in 1950, she lived with her husband and mother, Marie Colwell (b. 1877, d. 1974), and raised two sons, Allan W. (b. 1951) and Richard A. (b. 1953) in a three generational family. Another member of the family was Allan L's daughter Carol Howey (now Gefrerer), whom Betty loved as her very own. When Allan L. died from a heart attack in 1968, Betty never remarried and went back to work in the Detroit area as an accountant and tax expert at Business Control, Inc., of St. Clair Shores, Michigan, becoming an IRS enrolled agent. She traveled extensively with her widower brother, Bill Colwell, after her children were grown and even went white water rafting in her 70s! She never stopped being a loving, warm and supportive woman, even when she moved into assisted living at 10 Wilmington Place in Dayton at the age of 92. In addition, she was blessed by having a good mind and relatively good health until the very end. She lived a wonderful life and is survived by daughter Carol (husband Larry) of The Villages, Florida; son Allan (wife Elizabeth) of Centerville, Ohio; son Richard (wife Joyce) of St. Paul, Minnesota; 9 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, and 6 great-great grandchildren. Betty had a heart as big as her body was small. Although we're very sad at her passing, we're extremely grateful to have had her with us for as long as we did! She was deeply loved and will be greatly missed. We love you, mom! There will be a viewing at Resurrection Funeral Home in Clinton Township, Michigan (40800 Hayes Road) on Friday, 27 August, 6-8 pm. On Saturday, 28 August, there will be a memorial service at 11 am at Resurrection Funeral Home, followed by interment at Cadillac Memorial Gardens East.
KOLITO FRANK PAUL Age 62, passed Saturday August 21, 2010. Loving brother of Ronald E. (Ann) Kolito and Kathleen Cadaret. Dear uncle of Linda, David, Teresa, Ronald F., Ellen, Stephen, Ann, Mary and Suzanne. Proud member of American Legion Post 4. Frank was a Vietnam veteran in the Air Force and an officer in the Michigan Department of Corrections while living in Dundee, MI. Visitation August 27 from 1-9 p.m., prayer service at 7 p.m. at Wm. R. Hamilton Co. - Mt. Clemens. Funeral Mass at St. Hubert Catholic Church Harrison TWP, August 28, in state 9:30 a.m.,10 a.m. service. Further information: www.wmrhamilton.com
KOSS SHARON L. Age 66 of Ludington, passed away at home surrounded by her family on August 23, 2010 after a courageous fourteen year battle with cancer. She was born May 1, 1944 in Dayton, Ohio daughter of the late Donald and Beaulah (Jackson) Garver. She graduated from Utica High School in 1962 and married her high school sweetheart, James C. Koss on June 24, 1966 in Detroit, MI at St. Raymond's Catholic Church. Sharon was employed as the head auditor with JC Penney's for 25 years until her retirement in 2000. She was a member of St. Simon Catholic Church and active with the Catholic Daughter's of America. Sharon enjoyed reading, traveling, the outdoors, crafts, painting, and bargain hunting. But what she loved the most was spending time with her husband, two children, their spouses, and her four beloved grandchildren. She was always ready with a smile and full of laughter. Sharon is survived by her husband, James Koss, children Steven (Ann) Koss and Deborah (Brian) Dale, grandchildren Kelsey and Ethan Koss and Caleb and Liliana Dale, sisters Barbara (Butch) Hockett and Michelle (Wayne) Allegrina, brother Michael Garver, many nieces and nephews. A Funeral Mass from the Order of Christian Funerals will be held on Saturday, August 28, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Simons Catholic Church 702 E. Bryant, Ludington, Michigan, 49431 with Father Wayne Wheeler officiating. Visitations will be held on Friday August 27, at Oak Grove Funeral Home, in Ludington from 47 p.m. with evening Scripture service at 6:30 and again on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at St. Simons Church. Cremation will follow and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Interment will take place at Resurrection Cemetery in Clinton Township, Michigan. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. The family has entrusted Oak Grove Funeral Home & Cremation Center with arrangements.
LARKINS ROBERT Age 61, of Ypsilanti, passed away Wednesday, August 25, 2010. He was employed by E.M.U. for the past nine years and has been a handyman in the community for many years. Robert is survived by his loving wife, Karen, and many other relatives and friends. Memorial service 2 p.m. Saturday, August 28, 2010 at Stark Funeral Service, 101 S. Washington St., Ypsilanti with visitation from 1 p.m. until time of service. Cremation will follow. Please sign his guestbook at www.starkfuneral.com