BURKE BERNIECE M., age 98, April 5, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Clarence "Hap". Loving mother of Marilyn (the late Ed) Klauza and Debbie (Rob) Pasini. Dear grandmother of four and great-grandmother of one. A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Isaac Jogues, Wednesday, April 11 at 10:00 a.m. Memorial contributions may be directed to Seasons Hospice or the Alzheimers Association.
BURNS JACOB LEIGH, age 19 of Livonia died April 4, 2012. Jacob is survived by his father Jeff (Teresa Abuja) Burns; his brothers Robert Anthony Burns, Charles James Burns, and Jarred William Burns; his grand-parents Julia (the late James) Burns; his uncle Gerald Leigh "J.R." Green, his aunt Christy (Mike) Anewalt. He is preceded in death by his mother Susan Ellis. He is also survived by his step-mother Angela Rodgers and step-grandparents JoAnn (the late Bud) Rodgers, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family members and close friends. Funeral from Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 340 Pontiac Trail Walled Lake (3 blks. S. of Maple Rd.), Tuesday 11 a.m. Friends may visit Monday 2-9 p.m. Memorials to the Jacob Burns Memorial Fund at Community Alliance Credit Union appreciated. Condolences at www.LynchFAMILYFuneralDirectors.com
BURRY DOROTHY J., age 82, April 5, 2012. Wife of the late Edward. Dear mother of Patricia (Paul) Sullins, Janice (Jack) Dodge, Thomas (Kimberly) Burry, Marcy (Jerry) Jessome and the late Dennis Burry. Loving grandmother of eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Sister of Robert Clotfelter, Mary Marsh, Barbara Byerly and Amos (Loretta) Clotfelter. Visitation Monday 3-8 p.m. at Edward Swanson & Son Funeral Home, 30351 Dequindre, Madison Heights, MI. In state Tuesday 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass 10:00 a.m., St. Vincent Ferrer Church, Madison Heights. Memorials to Leader Dogs for the Blind. Share a memory at edwardswansonandsonfuneralhome.com
CALL RICHARD DOUGLAS "DICK" Age 80, of Morganton, passed away on Monday, April 2, 2012. Born on October 6, 1931 in Franklin, PA, he was the son of the late Robert Douglas Call and Audine Roberta Call. Richard was a graduate of Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, OH, where he met and married his wife. He was a salesman for Colgate-Palmolive until he retired. Dick lived in Livonia, MI until he recently moved to Grace Ridge Retirement Community in Morganton, NC to be closer to his daughter. Dick was an avid jazz enthusiast and sports fan. He will be remembered for his generosity, sense of humor, intellect, and soft heart. He was of the Lutheran Faith and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Dick is survived by his daughter, Roberta Call Kogut and husband, Bob, of Lenoir, NC; a granddaughter, Emelia Louise Kogut; and many other family and friends. In addition to his parents, Dick was preceded in death by his wife, Carol Adele Schirmer Call; a son, Matthew Douglas Call; and a sister, Janet Ruth Kelsey. Services were held on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at Sossoman Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Morganton, NC. Memorial contributions may be made to Burke Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc., 1721 Enon Road, Valdese, NC 28690. Condolences may be made online at www.sossomanfuneralservice.com
CAPPALO ANGELINE April 7, 2012. Age 89. Beloved wife of the late Anthony. Dearest mother of Nancy Celeski. Loving grandmother of Cristy (Bob) Rankin, Nicholas (Vicki) Celeski, and Andrew (Robin) Celeski. Precious Nana of Cecilia, Alaina, Jack, Ella, and Niklas. Funeral Mass 1:00 p.m. Tuesday at St. Martha Catholic Church (in state in church 12:30 p.m.). Visitation 2-9 Monday at the Dearborn Chapel Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 22546 Michigan Avenue. Scripture service 7:30 p.m. Monday. Memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice. www.howepeterson.com
CARRERI CAROLINE SWANSON Of Mason, MI, formerly of Dearborn. Born March 28, 1937 in Highland Park, MI and passed away April 1, 2012 in Lansing. After living and working most of her life in the Dearborn area, she and her husband, Deano moved to the Mid-Michigan area after their retirement from the Dearborn public schools. She and Deano were married 54 ½ years and had three children, Dianne (Gordon) Thomson of Seattle, Washington, Michael (Lori) Carreri of Pleasant Lake, MI and Christopher (Dawn) Carreri of Milford, MI; four grandchildren, Ruben Carreri, Elliot Thomson, Rachel Carreri, and Angela Carreri. Caroline was preceded in death by her parents, M.E. "Hap" and Dorothy Swanson and sisters, Diane Coutoumanos and Sharon Chapski. A memorial service will be held at the First United Methodist Church of Mason, 201 E. Ash St., Mason on Friday, April 13, 2012 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Dwayne Bagley officiating. The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service at the Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the church. The family is being served by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Mason. On-line condolences may be made at www.grbdmason.com.
CHAPP JAMES Lived by his convictions and never half-did anything, whether it was serving the country he loved (two years as an Army corporal), supporting his family (38 years as a MichCon mechanic), pursuing his passions (dozens of meticulously restored classic cars), or enjoying his family, friends, and a couple of "cold ones". (He was fond of saying, "A bird can't fly on one wing.") Jim's gruff voice made him seem tougher than he really was, however, we knew him as an old softiea good man with a big heart. Jim was a devoted husband to Jean (every day for 26 years he told her she was the "love of his life"); father to Jim (Kay), John (deceased), Jeff (deceased) and wife Jamie, Joe (Cindy) and Jerald (deceased); grandfather to Jim III, Sharon, Jason, Joe and Alexis; uncle; and a great friend to many. He left us on April 2, 2012, at the age of 79, and he will be missed dearly.
CHOPP JOAN C., 76 of Lakewood, New Jersey, passed away Friday, March 30, 2012 at Ocean Medical Center. Born in Detroit, Michigan, she also lived in New York, NY before moving to Lakewood in 1973. Joan spent her life as a Real Estate Agent for LVW Real Estate. Joan was predeceased by her brother, Edward Drennan and her sister, Katie Hathaway. She is survived by her daughter Mary Clare Hedrich and her husband, Daniel, her son, James and his wife, Nicole; her brother, Matthew Drennan, her sisters, Peggy Rossiter, Marita Hill and Paddy Drennan and her three grandchildren Joseph, Daniel and Ayden. Silverton Memorial Funeral Home, Toms River, NJ was in charge of arrangements. www.silvertonmemorial.com
CIPRIANO ISIDORE V. April 3, 2012. Age 86. Beloved husband of the late Seraphine (nee Moceri) for 56 cherished years. Loving father of Rose Samantha (Michael) Gielniak, Vince (Ivanna), Pearl Cipriano, and Catherine Cipriano. Proud grandfather of Marcus, Sera, Julia, Vincent, Sophia, and Bohdon. Dear brother of Joe, Sam, Catherine, and Constance. A memorial service will be held on Saturday April 14th, in state 9:30 a.m. at St. John Vianney Catholic Church 54045 Schoenherr (btw. 24 and 25 Mile Rds) until time of Memorial Mass 10 a.m. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com
COMMARFORD WILLIAM "MARTY" Age 69, April 4, 2012. Beloved husband of Jeannette (nee Ruhana). Loving father of Christi (Scott Markham) Commarford, Amy (Brian) Bzdawka, Marguerite (Basil) Lewis, John (Dawn) Choike, and Michael Choike. Proud grandfather of seven beautiful granddaughters. Dear brother of Joan (Lou) Gerigk, Michael (Missy) Commarford, and Mary Commarford. Visitation at the Wm Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 8459 Hall Road (3 blks E. of Van Dyke), Utica Monday 2-9 p.m. with Rosary 7 p.m. In state Tuesday 9:30 a.m. at St. Matthias Catholic Church, 12509 19 Mile Rd. (btwn. Schoenherr & Clinton River Rd.), Sterling Heights until time of Mass 10:00 a.m. Family request donations to American Lung Association. Please share a memory at www.sullivanfuneraldirectors.com