SULAKA NIAMAH (NICK) SLIWA (September 24, 1951 - September 4, 2012). The son of the late Sliwa and Semeran Sulaka, has entered into the gates of Heaven on September 4, 2012. He is survived by his wife and best friend; Ikhlas Sulaka, his children; Stephanie Sulaka, Nicholas Sulaka (Jessica), Nicole Sulaka and Jonathan Sulaka. A newly elated grandfather to his only grandchild Savannah Rose Sulaka. The loving brother of the late Basil Sulaka (Nedal), Basila Graham (John), Richard Sulaka (Giovanna), Tom Sulaka (Diana), Patrick Sulaka and Grace Shapic (Ray). He also leaves behind many nieces and nephews and other loved ones who will miss him infinitely. Nick had a heart of gold and strong faith in the Lord and lifelong dedication to the church. Funeral Mass Thursday, September 6, at 10 am in Mother of God Church in Southfield.
VAN DIKE WINIFRED B. Age 94, August 19, 2012. Beloved wife of Louis H. Survived by daughter Mary Winifred (Harry R.). Granddaughters Kimberly Kurrie-Louis and Jennifer Kurrie. Great-grandsons Matthew and Benjamin Louis. Memorial service to be held on Saturday, September 8th at Grosse Pointe Congregational Church, 240 Chalfonte, Grosse Pointe Farms, at 11:00 a.m. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Greater Michigan Chapter, 20300 Civic Center Dr. Ste 100, Southfield, MI 40876-4166 (800-272-3900) or Grosse Pointe Congregational Church, 240 Chalfonte, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236. ahpeters.com
VASQUEZ PHILLIP R., JR. September 3, 2012. Age 83 of Dearborn Heights. Beloved husband of Alexandria J. Loving father of Joseph (Deborah) Gonzales, Rita (Larry) Kresuk, Phillip Andrew Vasquez, Christine (Kent) Rice and Joanne Vasquez. Dear brother of Sally (Fred) Rodriguez and Gloria Manriquez. Also survived by seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Phillip was married to Alexandria for 55 years. He was a graduate of Wayne State Pharmacy School, a past adjunct Professor he was also with the Michigan Pharmacy Association for over 50 years, an avid gym member, served in the National Guard and was an avid world traveler. Visitation Saturday, September 8, 2012 from 2-9 p.m and Sunday, September 9, 1-9 p.m. at the Dearborn Chapel of Voran Funeral Home, 23701 Ford Road. (313) 278-5100. Funeral service Monday September 10, 2012, 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment St. Hedwig Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the American Cancer Society. Visit our online guestbook and share memories at www.voranfuneralhome.com
VECCHIATO ROBERT A. Age 86, September 4, 2012 of Trenton. Beloved husband of Helen. Loving father of Janice (Wayne) Bodenstedt, Linda O'Hara, Robert J. (Mary) Vecchiato and Anthony Vecchiato. Also survived by four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and his sister Jean Cotellessee. For more information please call The Trenton Chapel - Martenson Family of Funeral Homes at 734-671-5400 or visit www.martenson.com
WALKOWICZ MARY Age 94. September 4, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Edward. Loving mother of Dennis (Jeanne) and Randall (Karen). Dear grandmother of Karen (Dr. Paul) Krajewski, Kathryn (Kurt) Harvey, Kristen (Matthew) Topper, Robert (Rachel) and Matthew. Great- grandmother of six. Visitation Thursday (today) 3-9 p.m. with a 6 p.m. Rosary Service at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 1/2 Mile Road). In state Friday 9:00 a.m. until the time of her Funeral Mass at 9:30 a.m. at St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions appreciated to The Capuchin's. Please share memories at www.Temrowski.com.
ZAGACKI JAMES Age 71, died September 2, 2012. He retired from Rockwell/Arvin-Meritor in Troy. Funeral mass Monday, September 10 at 10 a.m. at St. Luke Catholic Church, Bellaire. Visitation is Sunday, September 9, 1 to 7 p.m. at Bellaire Chapel, Mortensen Funeral Homes. View full obituary www.mortensenfuneralhomes.com