READE ALAN L. of Bloomfield Hills passed away peacefully surrounded by his children at age 89 on October 18, 2011. He was born and grew up in New York City, graduated cum laude with a degree in mathematics from Harvard, served in the Navy in WWII and after the war returned to Harvard for an MBA. He started his business career in textiles in NYC where he met his late wife, Carmeta McLeod. He then went on to spend the rest of his career in the early computer business. After losing his wife to cancer in 1975, he retired in Michigan staying in his same home until the end of his life. He had a very active retirement; skiing, playing tennis and bridge, and advising people on their investments. He is survived by three children and six grandchildren who will miss him greatly along with the wonderful family reunions he arranged. A memorial celebration will be held at his home on Saturday, November 5 at 3pm.
NIEMAN LLOYD A. age 81 of Warren died October 28, 2011. Beloved husband of the late Lillian. Dear father of Susan (Joseph). Grandfather of Jessica, Rachel, and the late Erica.Great-grandfather of Jacob and Ayden. Graveside service Tuesday 11 a.m. at Glen Eden Lutheran Memorial Park West, Livonia. Arrangements by A.H. Peters Funeral Home, Warren (586) 293- 8030. ahpeters.com
NORDLUND BERNARD M. 85 of Frederick, MI and Leesburg, Florida, October 22, 2011. He was born November 29, 1925 in Detroit, MI. Son of Peter and Ingaborg Nordlund. He graduated from Southeastern High School and then enlisted and served in the U.S. Navy. Beloved husband of the late Muriel. Fiancee Patricia Johnson. Dear father of Robert (Edith), Constance (Harry Cassell), and the late Bradly. Grandfather of Kristi Carr, Kirk, Kent, and Dr. Diana Patterson Nordlund. Great-grandfather of three. Caring brother of Howard. Member of the Elks and Masons and active member of the Lutheran Church. Retired from the Detroit Police as Sergeant of the Mounted Police Department. Memorial Service November 5, 12 noon at Faith Lutheran Church, Flat Rock.
NORMAND ROBERT 86 of Fernandina Beach, FL , formerly of Farmington Hills, MI. Loving husband of Rue (deceased), and father of Bob Jr. (Gail), Kathy, Susan and Brian, seven grandchildren and four great-grand-children. Proud veteran of WWII, Graduate of Georgia Tech and an executive with Ford Motor Co. for 30 years. Memorial service Tuesday, November 1 at 2 p.m. At Oxley Heard Funeral Home in Fernandina Beach. Donations in lieu of flowers should be sent to Veterans of Foreign Wars, or the Make a Wish Foundation. Please share his life story at www.oxleyheard.com
NORRIS ELIZABETH J. "JANE" October 28, 2011, Age 76. Beloved wife of Kelly. Loving mother of Jo Anna Norris, Amy Norris, and the late Gerald and Donald Norris. Dear sister of Dan, Ray, Henry, and Roy Pendygraft and the late David Drake. Visitation Monday 2-9 p.m. at the Wasik Funeral Home, Inc., 11470 Thirteen Mile Road (west of Hoover), Warren. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Moslem Temple Hospital Transportation Fund. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.wasikfuneralhome.com.
OZIMEK JOSEPH C. Age 60, of Sterling Heights, Michigan, passed away on Thursday, October 27th, 2011. Joe was born December 27, 1950, in Detroit, Michigan to Chester and Agnes Ozimek. He is survived by his wife Denise (Medel); children Daniel Ozimek (Shirley) and Kathryn Tomaszewski (Christopher); sister Janet Krcek (Glenn), their children Kristen and Glenn Jr; sister-in-law Pamela Wilkins (Randy), and their children Tamara and David; brother-in-law Thomas Medel (Mari), and their son Eric. A memorial service will be held today, October 30, 2011 at Woodside Bible Church in Warren 2:30 p.m., 27300 Hoover Rd., MI 48093. Share memories at www.faulmannwalsh.com.
PAUL DOROTHEA, age 90. Cherished wife of the late Henry. Loving mother of Robert (Sarah), Carol (Robert) Darmogray and Tamara Paul. Loving grand-mother of nine and great-grandmother of 13. Dearest sister to M. Kathleen (William) Bechtel and sister-in-law to Gloria Lewis and Dorothy Kayko. Preceded in death by her granddaughter Caitlin McKenzie Kuch and brothers William Kayko and Edmund Kay. Visitation will be held at Fred Wood Funeral Home-Rice Chapel, 36100 5 Mile Rd., Livonia (E. of Levan), Tuesday 3-8 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary. Funeral Wednesday at St. Colette Catholic Church, 17600 Newburgh Rd., Livonia in state 10 a.m., Mass 10:30 a.m. Memorial contributions may go to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Please visit online guestbook fredwoodfuneralhome.com
PELLERITO LAWRENCE M. Age 97. October 28, 2011. Beloved husband of the late Doris. Loving father of Christine, Concetta, Jean and the late Susanna Keller and Cynthia Whitefoot. Father-in-law of Philips Keller and Jerry Whitefoot. Proud grandfather of William Longo, Elizabeth Keller and Christopher Keller. Visitation Thursday 2-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. scripture service at the Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 705 W 11 Mile Rd. (4 blks. E of Woodward), Royal Oak. In state Friday 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass 10 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Royal Oak. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen appreciated. Share your memories at www.sullivanfuneraldirectors.com.
PENCE CONSTANCE B. Age 91, a resident of Port Sanilac passed away on October 18, 2011. Born in Detroit and former resident of Royal Oak. Beloved wife of the late Vardon Dewey Pence (1995). Services were held at St. Mary Catholic Church, Port Sanilac, with interment in Old St. Mary Cemetery. Obituary information at www.pomeroyfuneralhomes.com
PEVOS DANIEL N. Beloved husband of the late Suzanne V. Pevos. Dear father of Harry Pevos, Debra (Jeffrey Bussell) Pevos and Julie (Craig) Pevos Sias. Loving grandfather of Anna Terebelo, Adam Bussell, Lauren Bussell and Daniel Sias. Devoted brother Susan (Robert) Guerin and the late Raphael Pevos. Brother-in-law of Joni Pevos. Also survived by his loving friend, Denise L. Brown and many dear nieces, nephew, other family members and friends. SERVICES SUNDAY, 1:00 PM AT THE DORFMAN CHAPEL, FARMINGTON HILLS (248) 406-6000. INTERMENT TO FOLLOW AT THE CLOVER HILL PARK CEMETERY or visit www.thedorfmanchapel.com
COLTON ELIZABETH "BETTY" (nee: PINKSTON) Age 85 passed away peacefully on October 26, 2011. Born to Elizabeth and Clarence Pinkston (Pinky) two-time Olympic gold medal winners, in Los Angeles, California. Betty lived in Grosse Pointe, Michigan for more than 40 years before moving to Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Betty adored her friends and family and constantly gave of her time and talents serving others. She is survived by her three sons, Arthur II (Barbara), David (Kimbriel Towar), Jeffery. Loving GG to eight grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren and three granddogs. Betty was predeceased by son Douglas MacLean, husband Arthur and her twin brother Clarence. Memorial service at the Grosse Pointe Memorial Church, 16 Lakeshore Dr, Grosse Pointe Farms on November 15 2011 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to Hospice of Palm Beach County, 5300 East Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33407 or Rotary International % Grosse Pointe Rotary, 32 Lakeshore, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236
POWELL DANIEL JOSEPH October 29, 2011. Age 80. Beloved husband of Juanita (nee Stratman). Loving father of Elizabeth, Mark (Maryann), Daniel (Roxan), Patricia (Brian) Templin and Michael (Christine). Loving grandfather of eight and one great-grand-daughter. Dearest brother of Barbara Whiteside and the late Minnese Vantrease. Visitation Tuesday 3-9 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr Road at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Rosary Tuesday evening. In state Wednesday 9:00 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. time of Mass at Christ the Redeemer Catholic Community, 2700 Waldon Road (btwn. Joslyn and Baldwin). Memorials to the American Cancer Society appreciated. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com
POWERS NANCY ANN October 18, 2011. Age 78 of Canton. Dear mother of Michael (Marilyn) Larsen, Jeffrey (Angelette) Larsen, Lori (Jason) Martin, Craig (Kim) Larsen, and the late Brian Larsen. Grandmother of thirteen and great-grandmother of nine. Arrangements by The Uht Funeral Home, Westland. Family requests donations to the hospice organization of your choice. Please view memorial and send tributes at www.uhtfh.com.
PRESTEL WANDA G. age 90, October 18, 2011. Beloved wife of John. Mother of Jill (Marland) Ringenberg and Beth (John) Acker. Grandmother of Ann (Jason) Bocade and Jennifer Acker. Great grandmother of Emily Midgett. No memorial service will be held. Contributions may be sent to Compassionate Evangelical Hospital (www.cehguinea.org)or McCoy Ministries (701-952-0467). Please sign Wanda's online guestbook at www.cremationmichigan.com
RAPOTEC HARVEY P. Age 58 Passed away October 24, 2011 in Destin, Florida. Beloved husband of LaCreta C. Dear brother of Rose Mary (Ken) McGinnis and Steve Rapotec, Jr. He will also be missed by many nieces and nephews. There will be a Memorial Service Saturday, November 5th at 1p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. (Shelby Twp.), 54880 Van Dyke at 25 Mile Rd. Donations to the Children's Hospital Foundation (Children's Miracles Network), 2924 Brook Rd., Richmond, VA 23220 are appreciated. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com
ZAWADZKI-REMINGTON WANDA Age 90, passed away Saturday, October 22, 2011. She was born November 28, 1920 the daughter of John and Mary (Branicka) Zawadzki. She is survived by her sister Jeanette Lubic of Warren, John "Ted Zak" Zawadzki of Sterling Heights who lovingly cared for her in the later years, nieces; Katherine and Karen of Colorado and their families, plus many cousins. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband James Remington, parents; John and Mary (Branicka) Zawadzki, brother Edward and the youngest of the Zawadzki girls; "Reggie" Zawadzki. Arrangements entrusted to the Roth - Muir Funeral Home Romeo. A special thanks to all of Wanda's caregivers at Romeo Nursing Center. Their special attention and devotion helped usher her into heavenly family. Please join us for a Memorial Mass on Sunday, November 3, 2011at 12 noon at the Shrine of the Little flower, 2100 West Twelve Mile - Royal Oak, MI 48073, (248) 541-4122). In Wanda's name, her family would appreciate memorial contributions be directed to Romeo Nursing Center (PO Box 306-Romeo, MI 48065) or to Hospice of Michigan (44720 Hayes Rd. 100-Clinton Twp., MI 48038).
RITZ REGINALD October 16, 2011 of Wayne, MI. A true gentleman who made a lasting impression with his intelligence, wit and charm. Loved and cherished by wife Carol Mulkey Ritz, daughters Greta Ritz and Kriston Ritz, Barbara Ritz, Renate (Horst) Ritz Wahrlich, Corinne Wahrlich, Moritz Wahrlich, Alexander (Joulia) Wahrlich, William (Beth) Mulkey, Anthony Mulkey, John (Tonya) Mulkey and their children Blake and Corynn whom Reggie adored, Robert (Judy) Higbee. Reggie was born in Germany. He served in the American Army with General MacArthur during World War II. He retired from Detroit Diesel Corporation after 44 years as General Foreman over Cutter Grind and Tool Engineering. He continued to work at General Bearing in Farmington Hills, MI for another 16 years. As Reggie would always say, take good care. tschüss tschüss sweet Reggie.
RODGERS GERALD L. October 27, 2011 Age 74. Beloved husband of the late Barbara. Loving father of Ted (Faully), Jeff (Sherri), Dorlene (Terry) Wiseman and Larry (Carol). Loving grandfather of five and great grandfather of two. Dearest brother of the late Robert Rutynoski. Visitation Friday 3-9 pm. Funeral Saturday 11 am at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons Inc. 36900 Schoenherr Rd. at Metro Parkway (16 Mile).Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com..
ROHDER MARTHA, was born May 16, 1920 in West Lafayette, Indiana. She died October 24, 2011 at Church of Christ Care Center. She lived in Metamora where she took care of her family and home. Later in life, she sold bridal gowns and loved making weddings special. She is survived by her sons Matthew and Jason; her daughters-in-law Karen and Kathy; granddaughter, Beth Boggs; great-grandchildren, Rebecca and Brooke Boggs. She is predeceased by husband, Cliff; sons, Barry and James; sisters, Jane Maher and Agnes Hansen; brother, Richard Wanley. Memorial service will be Friday, November 4, 2011 at noon at Evergreen Cemetery, Detroit. www.williamrhamilton.com
ROSBURY VERE DALTON, 88, of Port Huron, formerly of Bloomfield Hills, died, October 28, 2011. Mr. Rosbury retired from General Motors in 1988. He is survived by his wife, Martha; his three children with his deceased first wife Shirley, Carol (David) Rodwell, Keith (Lorraine) Rosbury and Blake (Lori) Rosbury. Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today in Pollock-Randall Funeral Home, Port Huron. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Monday in Wadhams Grove Community of Christ Church, Port Huron. Burial will follow at 1:00 p.m. in Oakview Cemetery, Royal Oak. Memorial contributions may be made to Wadhams Grove Community of Christ or Hospice of Michigan. To send condolences, visit pollockrandallfuneralhome.com
SHERWOOD GERALD "JERRY" Age 78. October 28, 2011. Beloved husband of the late Julia Cecelia. Loving father of Kim (Joe) Krug and Kevin "Captain America". Dear brother of Shirley (Charles) Borcsane, Judith (Frank) Agazio and Donna (Frank) Tafelski. Proud grandfather of Casey and Ben. Arrangements by Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home. Share your memories at www.sullivanfuneraldirectors.com.
SIENKIEWICZ DEREK IGNATIUS Age 32 of Broadview Heights, Ohio, formerly of Rochester, Michigan. October 26, 2011. He will be greatly missed by his parents, Donnie and Linda Sienkiewicz, brother Christian, sister Danielle, and niece Lillian. He was the loving grandson of Jay and Thelma Nerva, and Eleanor and Walter Sienkiewicz (both deceased). Loving nephew of Les Nerva, Barbara Sienkiewicz, David and Lenore (Sienkiewicz) Pumphrey, and Michael and Mary Sienkiewicz. Cousin of Kurt, Darlene, Brandon, and Matthew. Funeral service Wednesday, November 2, 2011, 1 p.m. at the Potere-Modetz Funeral Home, 339 Walnut Blvd., Rochester. The family will receive friends Tuesday 3-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be sent to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention at www.afsp.org (Donate Now) or by mail to AFSP, 120 Wall St., New York, NY 10005. Online guestbook www.modetzfuneralhomes.com.
TAMBURRINI VELMA Age 85. October 27, 2011. Beloved wife of the late Luigi. Dear mother of Roseann (Mike) and Jimmy (Cathy). Also survived by four granddaughters, three great-grandsons, one great-granddaughter, sisters Jean and Anna. Preceded in death by her sister Lydia. Visitation Sunday 2-9 p.m. with evening prayers at 6:30 p.m. at the Sterling Heights Chapel of Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 13650 E. 15 Mile Rd. (at Schonherr). In state Monday 10:30 a.m. until Mass at 11 a.m. at St. Hubert Catholic Church, 38751 Prentiss, Harrison Township. Entombment Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Detroit. Share a memory at www.bcfh.com.
TAYLOR MARY ELLEN Age 93. October 23, 2011. Beloved wife of the late Arnold. Dear mother of Betty Olive (the late Frank) Rau, Timothy Alan (Judith) and the late Arnold (Mary Ann). Grandmother of 12. Great grandmother of 17. Visitation Thursday 4-8 p.m. Funeral service Friday 10 a.m. at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 Inkster Rd., (between Ford Rd. and Cherry Hill). www.santeiufuneralhome.com
TOROK TIBOR Age 78 October 24, 2011. Beloved husband of Magdolna. Dear father of Peter (Yun), Frank, Thomas (Lisa), Judith Booker and Christina Moore. Grandfather of John, Steven, Katie, Melissa, Madison, Jason, Justin and Emily. Tibor was a long time member of the AOPA. He received an engineering degree in Hungary which he applied here at Detroit Edison. Cremation has taken place. Family suggests memorials to The Michigan Humane Society. Arrangements by Santeiu & Son. www.santeiufuneralhome.com
TURNER SYDNEY J., 79, Kimball, Michigan died Friday, October 28, 2011. MSU graduate and former Blue Cross-Blue Shield of MI employee. U.S. Air Force Veteran of Korean Conflict. Beloved husband of Elizabeth J. "Liz" Turner; dear father of Lucinda (Neal) MacLean, Melissa (Tom) Armbruster , Kathleen Zalenko, David Turner, and Stephen Turner; seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; brother of Isabelle Gaudet and Harold Turner, former husband of Delores Turner. Visitation 2-4 and 6-9 Friday, November 4, 2011, Smith Family Funeral Home-South, 1230 Seventh St., Port Huron, MI. Funeral service 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 5, Grace Episcopal Church, 1213 Sixth St., Port Huron. Contributions, Grace Episcopal Church Choir or Bridge Builders. smithfamilyfuneralhome.com
USITALO ROBERT Age 84. October 29, 2011. Born in Kearsarge, Michigan. Beloved husband of the late Elsie (Lahti). Loving father of Kathryn (Tom Kozak), Gordon (Mary Lou), Dennis, Karen (Bill) Strobridge, and the late John. Proud grandfather of Kevin, Graham, Paige, and Austin. Brother of Thelma Mistele and Gordon Usitalo. Predeceased by parents Isaac and Anna Usitalo and eight siblings. U.S. Navy veteran. Retired from the University of Detroit. The family appreciates the caring staff at Courtyard Manor of Farmington Hills. Funeral service Wednesday 11 a.m. at Thayer-Rock Funeral Home, 33603 Grand River Ave., Downtown Farmington (1 block W. of Farmington Rd.). Visitation Tuesday 3-7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to The Finnish Center Association or to a charity of your choice. www.thayer-rock.com
VanSPARRENTAK NORMAN P. Age 52. October 26, 2011 of Sterling Heights. Loving father of Jennifer, Megan, Nicole and Kevin. Dearest son of Delores. Dear brother of Keith, Kenneth and Andrea Allen. Visitation Sunday 3- 9 p.m., Vigil at 7p.m., John Molnar Funeral Home,14032 Northline, Southgate. In state Monday 9:30 a.m., until time of Mass 10 a.m. St. Pius X Catholic Church, 14101 Superior, Southgate. www.molnarfuneralhome.com
WIBEL SYLVIA (PIASKOWSKI) Age 95. October 28, 2011. Born December 31, 1915. Dear mother of Nancy Powers, Cindy (Wally) Kross, and Sally Miller. Loving grandmother of Tracy, Leighann, Jenny, Travis, Jimmy, Jesica, and Jason. Survived by eight great-grandchildren, four nieces, and two nephews. She was a member of Sigma Alpha Sorority for 75 years; only the 3rd member to be in for that many years. The youngest 95 year old mother ever! Donations can me made to Heart Spring, 8700 E 29th N., Wichita, KS. 67226. Her sorority charity for children with special needs. Services will be held at White Chapel.
WOHLEVER MAUREEN Age 62, of Maple Grove, Minnesota. Survived by sons, Tim (Kari), Tom, and Ted; grandchildren, Christian, Jill, and Ellie. Memorial visitation Sunday 5-7 p.m. at Gearty-Delmore Funeral Chapel, 3888 West Broadway, Robbinsdale, MN. Gearty-Delmore 763-537-4511.
YANDURA SUSAN M. age 68 and over 40 year Royal Oak resident, died October 28, 2011. Beloved wife of John "Jack." Visitation Tuesday 3-9 p.m. and Funeral Service Wednesday 11:00 a.m. at Gramer Funeral Home in Clawson (705 N. Main St.). To view full obituary, visit www.GramerFuneralHome.com
ZOTTOLO DOMINIC F., age 60, October 28, 2011. Predeceased by his loving and devoted parents, Dominic J. and Virginia. Loving father of Angela (Steve) Gallegos and Melissa (Roger) Hasselbach. Proud grandpa of Gabriella, Isaiah, Christina, Liliana, Joshua, Caleb, Ashlynn and Jamie. Dear brother of Bennett (Maribel) Zottolo, Mary (Sam) Mondello and Theresa (Stephen) Ciennik. Retired Journeyman Welder Repairman from Chrysler (Warren Truck). Visitation Monday 3-9 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. (Shelby Twp.), 54880 VanDyke at 25 Mile Rd. Prayers 7:00 p.m. In state Tuesday 9:30 a.m. at St. John Vianney, 54045 Schoenherr (S. of 25 Mile Rd.), until Mass 10:00 a.m. Interment Resurrection. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com