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ROBERT C., SR. SCHATZ

SCHATZ ROBERT C., SR. Age 90. Born May 29, 1921, to Fred and Margaret Schatz, passed away peacefully at home on March 31, 2012 at 9:23 p.m. Beloved husband of Joanne for 70 years. Father to the late Barbara Ann Karmanos, survived by four children Nancy Jo, Robert C. Jr., Peggy and Fred, 12 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandson.

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SHERIDAN ARLENE M. age 85, of Royal Oak, died April 4, 2012. She was born August 27, 1926 in Marshalltown, Iowa to Harold and Beatrice Carlson. Surviving are her children, Diana M. (Al) Williams of Rochester, Michael T. (Veronica) Sheridan of Royal Oak and Nancy K. Knesbeck of Harrison Twp; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Junior K., in 1998, her son, Dana, in 1994 and by her brother, Harold Carlson, in 1973. Private services will be held. Arrangements by Kinsey-Garrett Funeral Home, Royal Oak. Memorials suggested to the Alzheimer's Assoc. or the American Heart Assoc. www.kinsey-garrett.com.

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DOROTHY M.  SITARSKI

SITARSKI DOROTHY M. age 84, died April 2, 2012. Wife of the late Walter. Beloved mother of Suzanne (James) Williams, Connie Groth and Peggy (Bill) Barlow. Also survived by eight grandchildren, 10 great-grand-children and four siblings. The family will receive friends Thursday, April 12, 2012 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Northrop-Sassaman Funeral Home, 19091 Northville Road (at Seven Mile) Northville. Mass Friday 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church ( Main and Orchard) Northville. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions to the Muscular Dystrophy Association (Summer Camp), 6223 N. Canton Center Road, Canton, MI. 48187 would be appreciated.

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CATHERINE (CHAT) RUTH SLATER

SLATER CATHERINE (CHAT) RUTH, age 80, passed away February 9, 2012, following a lengthy illness. Miss Slater was born in Neptune, New Jersey January 24, 1932. She received a Bachelors degree from Glassboro New Jersey Teachers College and later earned a Masters degree at the University of Michigan. She taught in New Jersey for three years and then moved to Michigan in 1956 where she enjoyed great success teaching first grade at Arbor Elementary in Roseville for 30 years, until her retirement in 1986. Miss Slater was predeceased by her parents Charles and Ethel, her brother George, and sisters Dorothy and Janet. She is survived by her many friends and former colleagues. A memorial service is planned for 2:00 p.m. (with visitation at 1:00 p.m.) Sunday, April 15 at Immanuel United Methodist Church, 23715 Gratiot (1 block S. of Stephens), in Eastpointe. Donations to the Roseville Community Schools Scholarship Foundation, 18975 Church Street, Roseville, MI 48066 will be appreciated.

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GEORGE EDWARD SNYDER

SNYDER GEORGE EDWARD April 1, 2012. Age 78. Beloved husband of Claudia (nee Gage) for 28 years. Dear father of Sara Lynn Snyder and Elizabeth Jane "Beth" Snyder Dierkes (Charles). Loving step-father of Charles Alexander "Alec" Brooks (fiancée Katrina), Claudia Cecelia "Cary" Jarnac (Scott). Cherished grand-father of 10. Brother of Mary Elizabeth Snyder Casey (Edward James, III). Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial service Wednesday, April 25th 11:00 a.m. at Christ Church Cranbrook, Lone Pine west of Woodward, Bloomfield Hills. Memorial tributes to the Beaumont Foundation. A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, (248) 549-0500. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com

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RAYMOND EDWARD SR.  SOBIE

SOBIE RAYMOND EDWARD SR. Age 72. April 4, 2012. Beloved husband of the late Martha for 27 years. Dear father of Raymond Jr. (Barb), David, and Donna (Richard) Baker. Loving grandfather of Jessica, Bryan, Nicholas, Amanda, David II, Abigail and Annabelle. Great-grandfather of Brooke and Alicia. Dearest brother of Eugene, Lorraine and Rosemarie. Memorial service Saturday April 14th at 1:00 p.m. with visitation at 11:00 a.m. at the Taylor Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 9800 S. Telegraph Rd., Taylor MI 48124. www.howepeterson.com

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STAPERFENE ANGELA KIM Age 46, of Livonia. Loving wife of David. Dearest mother of Desireé. Cherished daughter of Walter Jones and Rebecca Rodgers. Angela leaves behind many loving family and friends. Visitation will be held at Fred Wood Funeral Home-Rice Chapel, 36100 5 Mile Rd., Livonia (E. of Levan), Tuesday, April 10th from 11-4 p.m. with the funeral service beginning at 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed towards the family. Please share your memories at fredwoodfuneralhome.com.

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ELEANORE STELLA (NEE BOGACKI) STOPCZYNSKI

STOPCZYNSKI ELEANORE STELLA (NEE BOGACKI), 77, of Chesterfield Twp., April 2, 2012. Beloved wife of Leonard. Loving mother of Leonard (Gail) Stopczynski and Lynn (Kirt) Burgtorf. Dear grandmother of Jason, Lauren, Luke and Stacey and great-grandmother of Ada, Gabriella and Abigail. Pre-deceased by her parents Mary and Teofil Bogacki and siblings Richard and Gertrude. Visitation 10:30 a.m. until time of Liturgy at 11 a.m., Thursday, April 12, 2012 at St. Paul of Tarsus Church, 41300 Romeo Plank Road, Clinton Twp. Memorials to Alzheimer's Assoc. Arrangements by Gendernalik Funeral Home, New Baltimore.

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SUOKAS, EVA E.

2012-04-08
EVA E.  SUOKAS

SUOKAS EVA E. Age 80. Passed away April 7, 2012 after a long illness. Cherished wife of 61 years of Wilbert Suokas. Loving mother of Kevin (Sandy) Suokas, Debra (Larry) Panetta, Kyle (Julie) Suokas, Kurt Suokas and Daryl (Kelly) Suokas, nine grandchildren and one soon to be great-grandchild. She will be missed every day and will live on in our hearts. Sleep well mom, we will love you forever and longer. Funeral Service Wednesday, April 11th 11 a.m. at Thayer-Rock Funeral Home, 33603 Grand River Ave., (one block W. of Farmington Road). Visitation Tuesday 1-9 p.m. www.thayer-rock.com

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FRANCES ROSE TALERICO

TALERICO FRANCES ROSE Age 88, April 4, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Tony. Dear mother of Anthony (Michele). Loving grandmother of A.J. and sister of Brother Louie, and the late Tony, Jim, and Lucy. Visitation Tuesday 2:30-9 p.m. at Kaul Funeral Home, 28433 Jefferson Avenue, St. Clair Shores. Prayers 7 p.m. In state Wednesday 9:30 a.m. until 10 a.m., the time of the Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Hope Parish, St. Germaine Campus. Interment Sacred Heart Cemetery, kaulfuneralhome.com.

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TALLEY, LENORE M.

2012-04-08
LENORE M.  TALLEY

TALLEY LENORE M. Longtime Rochester resident and science teacher at Rochester and Rochester Adams High Schools passed away on April 6, 2012 at the age of 94. Loving wife of the late Charles W. Talley and the dear mother of Carole (Joseph) Flumerfelt, Susan (James) Brown, C. Edward (Christine) Talley, James Talley and stepmother of Douglas (Glenda) Talley. Grandmother of Joseph (Dawn) Flumerfelt, Jeffrey (Meagan) Brown, Carrie Brown, Nicole Brown, Alissa (Ted) Talley-Pixley, Lauren Talley, Elizabeth Clark, Laura (Lance) Bridgeman, and Ann Talley. Great-grandmother of Sarah Clark and Jay, Alex and Ben Bridgeman. Lenore was a Life Master bridge player and active in the Rochester Garden Club and Meadowbrook Club, enjoyed traveling and spending time with friends and family. Funeral Service; Friday, April 13, 2012, 11:00 a.m. at the Potere-Modetz Funeral Home; 339 Walnut Blvd., Rochester. The family will receive friends Thursday from 3 to 9 p.m. Interment at White Chapel Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Rochester Community Schools Foundation. Online guest book; www.modetzfuneralhomes.com.

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TAYSE MARY A. (WILKINSON) 77 of Kalamazoo Mi (formally of Detroit) passed away April 1st. Born May 29, 1934 in London Ontario, Canada. Daughter of the late Jessie (Harvey) and Arly Wilkinson. She is survived by Daughters Linda Hoensheid (Mark) of Highland Mi., Deborah Knecht (Tim) of Portage, Mi; sons Jerry and Joey Tayse of Dearborn Hghts, Mi.; brothers Kenneth (Betty) Wilkinson of Tomkinsville, Ky and John (Paula) Wilkinson of Dearborn Heights, Mi. Her grandchildren Mark Jr. Hoensheid, Melissa Hebner, James Hoensheid, Justin Knecht, Kristina Tayse, Jerry Jr. Tayse,14 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Mary was preceded in death by her sons Glen and Jeffery, granddaughter Amy Tayse and sister Margaret Muntain. Memorial service to held May 5th at the Salvation Army Church, at 12 noon 26700 W. Warren, Dearborn Heights, Mi. Family requests donations to the Salvation Army in Lieu of flowers.

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TERSKI, JAMES A.

2012-04-08

TERSKI JAMES A. April 6, 2012. Age 63. Loving husband of Jeanne. Dearest father of Anne (David) Ellis, Bill (Angela) and Dave (Tara). Grandfather of Faith and Max Ellis, Nathan, Zachary and Dallas Terski. Dear brother of Connie (Elmer) Defrain, Cathy, Tom (Lori), Dan (Jackie), Bob (Joann). Resting at L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, 8809 Wayne Road (at Joy Road) Monday 5-9 p.m. and Tuesday 12-9 p.m. Rosary Tuesday 7 p.m. In state Wednesday 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Good Council, 47650 N. Territorial (W. of Beck) until time of Mass at 10:30 a.m. Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at griffinfuneralhome.com

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BETTY VIRGINIA TRENTACOSTE (NEE NOBLE)

TRENTACOSTE BETTY VIRGINIA (NEE NOBLE) Age 91, of Grosse Pointe Woods, surely earned a ticket to Heaven upon her passing April 1, 2012. Beloved wife of 64 years to the late Ben; mother of Richard (Gail) and Holly (Peter) and the late David (the late Susan); sister of the late George Noble (the late Mary); grandmother of six; great-grandmother of eight; aunt and great-aunt to dozens. Betty was born in Detroit to Claude and Florence Noble. With Ben, she built a happy, flourishing life filled with world travel, recreation and Catholic devotion. She loved boating (life member of the Detroit Yacht Club), golf, bowling, cards and was renowned for her crafts. Above all, Betty cherished family and creating a home rich with laughter and events. Memorials to the American Lung Association, 25900 Greenfield Road, Suite 401, Oak Park, Michigan, 48237. ahpeters.com

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TRIVETT, BETTY L.

2012-04-08

TRIVETT BETTY L. Age 78. April 6, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Ralph. Loving mother of Michael (Sally), Donald (Suzie), and William (Joni). Proud grandmother of six grand-children and one great-grandchild. Dear sister of Rita Robertson, Raymond Hill, Myrtle Vanover, and the late Viola Smith, Arthur Hill, and Rufus "Junior" Hill. Visitation Monday 2-8 p.m. and service Tuesday 10 a.m. at the Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 705 W. 11 Mile Rd. (4 blocks E. of Woodward), Royal Oak. Memorials to the Alzheimer's Association appreciated. Share your memories at www.sullivanfuneraldirectors.com

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TYRPAK, JULIANNE

2012-04-08

TYRPAK JULIANNE Age 90, Died April 4, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Michael Loving Mother of Dennis, Anne (Steven) Wuerth and the late James. Dearest grandmother of four. Dear sister of Mildred Barnowski. In state 8:30 a.m. Monday at St. Michael Orthodox Church, 26355 W. Chicago (Between Inkster and Beech Daly Rds.) in Redford until the service at 10:30 a.m. Interment Royal Palm Cemetery in St. Petersburg, Florida. Arrangements entrusted to Professional Mortuary Services, Detroit, Michigan (313) 894-1334 Memory Eternal.

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SUPERINTENDENT LORRIS UPSHAW

UPSHAW SUPER-INTENDENT LORRIS of New Christ Temple COGIC and administrative assistant of Southwest of Michigan Agape Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction departed this life on Tuesday April 3, 2012 he leaves to cherish his memories a loving wife Nellie Upshaw eight children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren New Christ Temple Church family and a host of family, and friends.

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WALKER, MICHELLE D.

2012-04-08

WALKER MICHELLE D., 45, of Tampa, Florida, formerly of Detroit, Michigan, passed away on Friday, April 6, 2012. She is survived by her husband, Tyrone; two daughters, Ariel Harden, Atlanta, Georgia and Kitana Walker, Tampa; brother, Matthew Wilson, Charlotte, North Carolina; three sisters, Yolanda Young, Detroit, MI, Callie Adams and Carmelita Mosley, both of Jacksonville, FL and paternal grandmother, Mildred Jackson of Detroit, MI. A Memorial service will be held 1:00 p.m. Saturday, April 14, 2012 at Spring Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 8119 E. Martin L. King, Jr. Blvd., Tampa, FL. Those who wish may make donations to the American Cancer Society. Please sign guestbook at SouthernFuneralCare.com

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WARD, MELBA JANE

2012-04-08
MELBA JANE WARD

Ward Melba Jane, of Naples, Florida passed away on April 4, 2012. She was born in Waverley, Tennessee and moved to Michigan with her husband. She raised her four children in Detroit where she lived for the next forty years. Upon retirement, she moved to Naples where she had resided for the past 12 years. Mrs. Ward lived a full life, full of activities, friends, and family. In particular, Mrs. Ward was a member of the Faith Lutheran Church in Naples, where she served as an Altar Guild. She was also a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Michigan where she married her current husband, Richard Ward in 1992. Mrs. Ward was a Certified Calligrapher. She was also a member of the "Itching to Stitch" Club at Faith Lutheran Church. She loved to garden, and her Southern cooking was especially loved by all of her friends and family. Her survivors include her loving husband of 20 years, Richard Ward; her children Lisa Findlay and husband Michael, Joan Fiore and husband Gasper, Gary Adams and wife Coring, and Karen Muhlenbeck (deceased); her step-children Denise Ricci, Lori Brennan and husband Tim, and sons Jim, Brian, and Jerry Ward; her 21 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and brother William Thompson. Preceded in death by siblings, Mildred, Maggie Mae, Max, Newell, Mabis, Dorothy, Thomas, Willene, and Virginia; parents Mollie and Tom. We will always remember her love to cook for us all. She will be in our hearts forever. Please join our family to say goodbye to Granny. Visitation Thursday 12-8 p.m., A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Ave. at Vernier Road, Grosse Pointe Woods. In state Friday 10:00 a.m. until time of Funeral 11:00, Immanuel Lutheran Church, 47120 Romeo Plank, Macomb. ahpeters.com

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WARREN JEROME H. "JERRY", of Clarkston died April 6, 2012 at the age of 62. Jerry is survived by his wife of 40 years, Donna (nee Appleman) Warren of Clarkston; his loving children, Zack (JoAnne) Warren, Missy (Chris) Van Dan Elzen, and Tim (Jen) Warren; six cherished grandchildren and three dear sisters. He had owned his own roofing company for many years. Jerry was a member of the North Oaks Corvette Club and a drummer for the Main Switch Band. He loved sailing and raced in the Mackinac Race for 19 years, winning 9 times. A gathering of family and friends will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Huntoon Funeral Home, Pontiac.

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WERENKA, GEORGE

2012-04-08

WERENKA GEORGE Age 63, April 6, 2012 of Livonia. Beloved husband of Diane. Loving father of Jennifer (Roberto) Zuzelski and Kimberly. Dear grandfather of Matthew Paulin, Henry Zuzelski and Ella Pietka; and brother of Daniel (Janice). Funeral service at 6 p.m. Monday at the R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Home, 15451 Farmington Rd., Livonia, visitation Monday from 1-8 p.m. Share a memory of George at www.rggrharris.com

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WESTON, DALE A.

2012-04-08

WESTON DALE A. Age 76. April 4, 2012. Beloved husband of Ann Weston. Loving father of Kathleen (Gary) Hafer and Craig (Tracey) Weston. Proud grandpa of Abbey and Dylan Hafer and Sean, Chloe and Kyle Weston and the late Alison Hafer. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association (Midwest Affiliate) at www.americanheart.org Arrangements by Hackett-Metcalf Funeral Home www.hackettmetcalf.com

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WHEELING EDITH I. age 74, of Milford passed away in the care of her family April 3, 2012. Preceded in death by Julius Laroque her husband of 15 years. Survived by siblings Peggy (Jim) Stants, Sally (the late Michael) Ouellette, and James (Debbie) Wheeling; nieces and nephews James, Heather, John, Robert, Dianne, Jonathan, and their mother Shirley; Sarah, Kate, Ken, Matthew, Andrew, Jonathon, Christopher, Christina and Eric. Memorial contributions encouraged to: St. Labre Indian School, 1000 Tongue River Rd., Ashland, MT 59004. Burial Roseland Park Cemetery, Berkley. For further information, please phone Lynch & Sons, Milford at 248.684.6645 or visit www.LynchFuneralDirectors.com.

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WIGGERT, ALVILDA

2012-04-08

WIGGERT ALVILDA age 98, April 6, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Felix Massey and the late Harvey Wiggert. Loving mother of Harve (Carol) Massey and Gary (Jessie) Massey. Loving grandmother of Stacy, Larry, Karen and Susan. Loving great-grandmother of Luke, Carter and Annabella. Kaulfuneralhome.com

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WITT, JOHN F., SR.

2012-04-08

WITT JOHN F., SR. Age 82. April 6, 2012. Beloved husband of Joan for 55 years. Loving father of Clare Bailey, John (Crystal) Witt, Jr., Yvonne (Joseph) Agius, and Victoria Webster. Grandfather of Benjamin Witt, Heather (Dominic) Serra, Sarah Witt, Nathan Agius, and Gavin Webster. Brother of Richard Witt and the late Gloria Janecek. Visitation Tuesday from 2-8 p.m. at the S.K. Schultz Funeral Home, 43300 Garfield Rd. (N. of 19 Mile), Clinton Township, MI. An evening service will be held Tuesday at 7 p.m. Funeral Service Wednesday 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment Clinton Grove Cemetery, Clinton Township, MI. Share memories at www.schultzfuneralhome.com.

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THOMAS M. SR.  YAKSICH

YAKSICH THOMAS M. SR. Born January 23, 1927 in Detroit, MI. Passed on to meet his Lord, Jesus on April 1, 2012 in Lake Suzy, Florida. Tom served at a very early age in the US Navy during WWII and then worked for the next 26 years for his mother at her bar in Dearborn Heights, The Dipsey Doodle. He then took a job as a security guard at Michigan Consolidated Gas Co. (now DTE) working his way up to the top of security. Work related injuries led to an early retirement. He spent the remainder of his life traveling with the LOVE of his life and wife Vera. Summers were spent in their first and only house in Dearborn and winters at their Condo in Lake Suzy, Florida until Vera's death on their 51st wedding anniversary on April 26, 2003. He continued splitting his time between Michigan and Florida until his death. Tom was active in many clubs, serving as one of the 1st commodores at the Seaway Boat Club in Wyandotte. He was also a member of the Blue Gavel, the Elks, the Moose, the F.O.E. and the American Legion. He will be greatly missed by his only son, Thom (Russell Beeman). Also surviving are nephews Albert (Carol) Sabatini, Robert (Michelle) Sabatini, Rocky (Debbie) Savado and special friends Marcia and Rich Toler. He had many other friends and fun times in his lifetime. In state Tuesday, April 10th, 10:30 a.m. till time of mass at 11:00 a.m., St Martha Catholic Church, 18200 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn. Visitation Monday, April 9th, 2–4:00 and 6–8:00 p.m. with a rosary at 7:00 p.m. at Querfeld Funeral Home, 1200 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, 48124. www.querfeldfuneralhome.com

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YUHASE, STEPHEN

2012-04-08

YUHASE STEPHEN Age 96. April 2, 2012. Beloved husband of the late Veronica. Loving father of Claire Johnson (Gary), Joan Kettel (Raymond), Stephen F. (Vicki Miller), and Michael (Vickie). Survived by seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation Saturday 3:00-9:00 p.m. at A.H. Peters Funeral Home 20705 Mack Ave., at Vernier Rd., Grosse Pointe Woods. Scripture Service 7:00 p.m. In state Monday 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Funeral Mass at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 467 Fairford, Grosse Pointe Woods. Memorial contributions may be made to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen, 1820 Mt. Elliott, Detroit, MI 48207 or Men of the Sacred Hearts, 35735 Mound Rd., Sterling Heights, MI 48310. ahpeters.com

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