KUCZYNSKI EDWARD of Bloomfield Hills, passed away on June 18, 2013. Loving father of Yvonne Sesi (Joe), Ed, and Barbara. Adoring grandfather of Eddie Kuczynski and Katie Sesi. Born on June 28, 1926 in Swislocz, Poland and deported as a child to a Siberian labor camp by the Soviet Union during World War II. He was released by the Soviets due to the treaty with Poland and sent to the Middle East, where he completed his high school. He subsequently emigrated to England, completing an Engineering degree. In 1957 he married his wife June. They came to live in Michigan after crossing the Atlantic Ocean on the Queen Mary. He found work with General Motors and stayed with them for 34 years. Even after retirement he continued to work in a consulting capacity for various companies. Cardinal Karol Wojtyla (the late Pope John Paul II) visited his home in 1977. He will be dearly missed by his family, friends, and everyone he met. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com (248-362-2500)
KUHN EDWARD J., age 89, of Waterford; passed away peacefully on June 20, 2013; born December 28, 1923. Mr. Kuhn was a graduate of Central Michigan University and received his Master's Degree from University of Michigan. Mr. Kuhn taught for 37 ½ years in the Hazel Park School District, most of those years at Hazel Park High School, where he has endowed several scholarships for graduating seniors. For more than 30 years, Mr. Kuhn chaperoned young men, women and adults on a three-week trip to Alaska, often assisting them with the expenses of the trip. A lifelong bachelor, Mr. Kuhn is survived by his brother, Judge Richard D. Kuhn (Sally), sisters-in-law, Randy, Mary, Anne, Doris and Pat, and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents: Dr. Charles F. Kuhn and Ella Meinke Kuhn; brothers: Charles, Albert, John, Henry, Robert, George and Paul; and sisters: Helen Frisbie and Clara Belle Graham. Following his retirement in 1989, Mr. Kuhn enjoyed traveling the world, often with AAA Michigan. He was a member of the 60+ exercise group at Oakland University and a life member of the Waterford Senior Center. For the past several years, Mr. Kuhn resided at Canterbury-on-the-Lake in Waterford, where he enjoyed participating in many social events and activities. He was a long-standing member of Metropolitan United Methodist Church in Detroit. A Funeral Service will be held Sunday (today) at 4 p.m. at St. Luke's Memorial Chapel at Canterbury-on-the-Lake, 5601 Hatchery Rd., Waterford. Family will receive friends prior to the service beginning at 3:30 p.m. Family suggests memorials to Canterbury-on-the-Lake, 5601 Hatchery Rd., Waterford. A. J. Desmond & Sons, 248-362-2500 View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
LANNEN DICK E. Age 76, June 16, 2013. Beloved husband for 56 years of Janet. Dear father of Jean M. (Christopher Snider) Lannen, Richard J. (Barbara) Lannen, James E. (Terry) Lannen, and Ann M. (Lee) Kenderski. Cherished grandfather of Richard, Ryan, James, Jessica, and Kimberly Lannen, and Morgan and Lily Kenderski. Brother of Herbert Lannen and the late Thomas Lannen. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Friends may visit at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Road (between 14-15 Mile Rds.), Monday 2-8 p.m. Funeral Mass at Holy Name Church, 630 Harmon, Birmingham, Tuesday 10 a.m. Friends may visit at church beginning at 9:30 a.m. Immediately following Mass there will be a luncheon in Dick's memory from 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. at the Birmingham Country Club, 1750 Saxon Dr., Birmingham, MI 48009. Memorials appreciated to Angela Hospice. Obituary and condolences at lynchfuneraldirectors.com.
LASSALINE DR. WILLIAM June 19, 2013. Age 81. Beloved husband of Johanne for 57 years. Loving father of Bill (Bernadette), Patty, Mary (Tom) Utter, and Jenny (Bryan) Slaughter. Dear grandpa of 11. Survived by his sister Lucille (The late Leo) Smilgis and his brother Larry (Mary). Visitation: Friday, June 28, 3-9p.m. with a 7p.m. Scripture Service at Harry J. Will Funeral Home 37000 Six Mile, Livonia, MI 48152. Funeral Mass: 12:00pm on Saturday, June 29, (In-State 11:30a.m.) at St. Colette Catholic Church, 17600 Newburgh, Livonia, MI 48152. For more information please visit www.harryjwillfuneralhome.com
LEACH ROBERT D. Beloved husband of the late Sylvia Leach. Cherished father of Gail M. (Aubrie) Appel. Loving grandfather of Jeremy Aaron Appel and Joshua Jacob Appel. Also survived by Lenore Rich, his cousin with whom he was raised, loving nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. The family also acknowledges the loving care given by Sunrise of West Bloomfield and Seasons Hospice. SERVICES 2 P.M. SUNDAY AT THE DAVID OPPENHEIM MEMORIAL CHAPEL AT MACHPELAH CEMETERY. ARRANGEMENTS BY THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020. www.irakaufman.com
LECHNER JOEL, SERVITE BROTHER-DEACON, OSM. Born in Detroit, MI, November 5, 1957, son of Dr. Monroe and Helen Lechner passed away on June 16, 2013 at de Greeff Hospice after his battle with cancer. Survived by his parents, twin brother Jon, brothers Gary (Maureen Murphy) and Paul (Rhonda Rehan), sisters, Carole (Michael McDonald) and Jane, ten nieces and nephews. Brother Joel entered the Servite order in 1983. He worked at Seven Holy Founders parish, Affton, Mo. 1985-88. Professed solemn vows in 1989. Served in several parishes and schools in both Chicago, Il. and Orange, Ca. Ordained a deacon on April 30, 2005. Principal at Seven Holy Founders School, 2008-2012. Visitation at AH Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Avenue, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236 on Tuesday, June 25 from 2-9 p.m. Funeral Mass at St. Joan of Arc, 21620 Greater Mack, Saint Clair Shores, MI 48090 on Wednesday June 26 at 12:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations for the OSM South African Servite Missions, 3121 W. Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60612 are appreciated
LITTON GARY L., Age 64. Father of Ronald (Kristen) and Lorena. Loving grandfather of Colleen (John), Anthony, Jacob and Haylee. Proud great-grandfather to Kayleigh and Caleb. Brother of Robert (Kathy), Richard (Janet) and James (Gail). Also remembered by many family and friends. And his loyal dog Duke. Memorial to be announced at a later date. Donations may be made to ALS of Michigan www.alsofmichigan.org.
LORIA JOSEPH Age 94, June 21, 2013. Beloved husband of the late Phyllis (nee DiLoreto). Loving father of Richard (Elizabeth), Thomas (Clara), James (Deborah), Paula (Robert) Tusset, and Kenneth. Loving grandfather of seven and proud great-grandfather of eight. Dear brother-in-law of Eda DiLoreto. Retired from Uniroyal after 34 years of dedicated service. Mr. Loria was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army (WWII). Donations preferred to The American Cancer Society or Hospice of Michigan. Visitation Monday 2-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Prayer Service at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Pkwy. (16 Mile). In state Tuesday 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul of Tarsus Catholic Church, 41300 Romeo Plank in Clinton Twp. until 11:00 a.m. Mass. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guestbook" at WujekCalcaterra.com.
MacLEOD MARY LOUISE 95, February 18, 2013. Survived by children, James (Judy) MacLeod III and Salli (Bill) Hawkins; three grandchildren. A celebration of Mary's life will be held Saturday, June 29th, 2013 from 6 8pm at Salli & Bill Hawkins, 6556 Camp Daggett Rd., Boyne City, MI 49712.
MARKO JOHN died June 17, 2013 at age 88. A good man survived by wife Virginia, Sister Mary, Children Ed, Ken, Sue, John, Dennis, Anne Marie. Military Ceremony at Seattle Washington National Cemetery, July 12, 2013 at 11a.m. Word War II Vet, Retired GM Engineer. Condolences accepted c/o PO Box 785 Dearborn Heights MI, 48127.
MARSHALL MARILYN MARGARET (STEPHENS) passed away peacefully at home on May 28, 2013 at the age of 89. Beloved mother of Rex Marshall, Cynthia Poirot (Gregg), Stephen Marshall (Alicia), Elizabeth Larke, Sue Wierzbicki (Don), Paul Marshall, Sally Suico, Amy Marshall, Nancy Marshall, Phyllis Dykstra (Kyle) Marjorie Marshall, and Kerry LaPointe (Rom).Beloved Grandmother of 29 grandchildren, Great grandmother of 10, and Great great grandmother of one. Preceded in death by her parents; Samuel and Marjorie Stephens, her sister Marjorie, and her former husband of 32 years, Rex E. Marshall. Born and raised in Detroit, Marilyn graduated from Redford High School. She married Rex, her high school sweetheart, and together they had twelve children over a span of 25 years. They lived in the City of Detroit where Marilyn began what would ultimately become decades of community, social, and political activism. As a member of the Detroit Public School PTA, she was instrumental in establishing the "Helping Hands" program which identified safe houses for school children who might encounter danger on their way to and from school. She continued her commitment to the well-being of children by working with the Detroit newspapers on "A Child is Waiting" series that publicized the stories of children waiting to be adopted. A member of Redford Presbyterian Church, she taught Sunday School on the weekends. Her political activism included volunteering for dozens of candidates running for offices on the local, state, and federal levels. One of the highlights of her years in the City was participating in the March on Woodward with Martin Luther King Jr. in 1963 along with several of her young children. In 1969, Marilyn and the nine children still living at home moved to Keweenaw County at the tip of the Upper Peninsula, while Rex remained at the family business in Detroit and commuted nearly 600 miles home on the weekends. After being elected to her first political position as the Eagle Harbor Township Clerk, Marilyn became increasingly active in the Michigan Democratic Party. She helped form what later became the Michigan Women's Democratic Caucus, served as a delegate at two national Democratic conventions, and finally ran for State Senator with seven children still at home. At 50, with six children still at home, Marilyn enrolled in college, driving 80 miles round trip to attend classes at Michigan Technological University. Two years later, the family moved to Marquette, MI where Marilyn graduated Summa Cum Laude from Northern Michigan University. Her professional life exemplified her commitment to equal rights for all; women, children, minorities, and workers. Her first job was at Marquette-Alger Intermediate School District where she served for several years as the head of the Displaced Homemakers Program, providing training, education, and support to women in need. Next she served as the Workplace Development Coordinator for the Upper Peninsula Power Company, providing education and training to improve the relations between labor and management. She finished her work life as the court appointed Director of Vocational Training at Scott Correctional Institution, a position responsible to provide job training for female inmates. Marilyn was 62 when she began this position and embraced the responsibility with incredible energy. Her accomplishments included starting a Master Gardener program and forming a visitation program staffed by volunteers where the children of the inmates were allowed to visit with their mothers. She retired from professional life in 1993 but continued to work for the next 20 years for the causes that were important to her. After moving back to her home in Eagle Harbor, Marilyn became actively involved in the land use planning challenges facing Keweenaw County. An avid and accomplished gardener, Marilyn's yard was admired by residents and visitors alike and when the snow covered the flowers, Marilyn's elaborate Christmas displays brought much happiness to the community. Marilyn gave freely of her time, energy, and money to many organizations over her lifetime. She actively supported the Democratic Party, the ASPCA, the Michigan Humane Society and various veteran organizations. Her last years were spent back in the Detroit community living close to a number of her children and grandchildren. Marilyn's final charitable mission was much like her first, and involved helping children in the City of Detroit by championing a Coats for Kids Program for Samuel Gompers School. She wasn't content to simply gather used coats to donate, instead she spent countless hours searching for bargains on new coats, cajoling others to donate to the cause, and then carefully matching the new coats with scarves and hats so the children would be both warm and happy. Marilyn was truly an inspiration to those whose lives she touched and she will be greatly missed by her friends and family alike. Memorial donations can be made to the Michigan Humane Society.
MARSHALL MIRIAM A. 88, of Royal Oak, Michigan died June 16, 2013. She is survived by her children Don (Judith) and Rita (Dan) Maxson; grandchildren Jeffrey (Bethann), Michael (Laura) and Annie (Paul) Carter; great grandchildren Nicholas, Samantha and Mary. Preceded in death by her husband L.R. "Dick" Marshall, parents George and Rita Buckler and her sister Nona Herring. Memorial Service 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at St. James Episcopal Church, 355 W. Maple Rd., Birmingham, MI. A Memorial Gathering will take place from 2 - 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at Gramer Funeral Home, 705 N Main St., Clawson, MI 48017 248-435-9010. To read the obituary visit www.GramerFuneralHome.com
MAZEPPA CHARLES "CHARLIE" age 93 passed away peacefully at home on January 12, 2013. Charlie was born on April 13, 1919, in Fredricktown Pennsylvania. He was a World War II army veteran who served in the European Theatre. Charlie settled in Garden City, where he was a steelworker. Shortly after retiring in 1982, he moved to Largo, Florida. He enjoyed golfing (not well), playing cards (very well) and haggling at the flea market. He will be remembered by his family and friends as a good hearted and easy-going man. He is survived by his children, Shirley, Jean and John; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. A Memorial Mass with military honors to be held at St. Damian Church 30055 Joy Rd. in Westland on Thursday June 27th at 10 a.m.
McDANIEL LUCILLE "JEAN" Age 83, June 21, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Andrew. Loving mother of Trilby, Dawn Smith, and the late Michael. Cherished grandmother of TJ (Paula) Smith. Adoring aunt of many nieces and nephews. Sister of the late Thomas, Jean, Helen, Marian, and Joyce. Funeral Tuesday 12 noon at the A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 32000 Schoenherr Rd. at Masonic, Warren. Interment Oakview Cemetery. Visitation Monday 2:00-4:30 p.m. and 5:30-9:00 p.m. Memorials to the Salvation Army would be appreciated. ahpeters.com
McKENNON KARL O. 74 of Williamston, formerly of Garden City, died Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at Tendercare Gaylord. Born August 20, 1938 in Flint, the son of Raymont and Virginia (Becker) McKennon. He worked 38 years at UPS, retiring as Air Operations Manager at Detroit Metro Airport. He was a member of Elks Lodge #2246 in Livonia and was an original member of the Flint Fin Men Dive Club. He was an avid woodworker who enjoyed hunting, fishing, and playing golf. He will be remembered as a man of dignity and integrity and for his love of family. Karl was preceded in death by his wife, Dallas June McKennon on July 7, 2007 and a grandson, Brandon McKennon on April 26, 2013. Surviving are sons, Karl N. (Paula) McKennon, Gaylord and David S. (Patricia) McKennon, Garden City; a daughter, Stephanie K. (Darrel) Bowlin, Williamston; grandchildren, Bethann M. (Andy) Kukla, Jennifer A. Bauer, Sarah J. Bauer, Karl P. Bauer, Nicholas S. (Tina) McKennon, Ryan K. (Julia) McKennon, Matthew Bartrum, Elizabeth Bartrum, Scott AJ Bowlin, and Maranda L. Bowlin; and great-grandchildren, Melody, Aiden, Hanna, Jayden, and Zach. Memorial services will be held at 12 noon, Sunday, July 14, 2013 at Faith Lutheran Church in Okemos. Memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society. Please see www.gaylordfuneralhome.com for more information.
MERENDA JOHN age 94, June 21, 2013. Beloved husband of the late Evelyn. Loving father of John (Gloria), Carol (Arthur) Cislo, Judith (William) Wismont and Thomas (Anne). Grandfather of 11 and great-grandfather of five. Visitation Tuesday 3-8 p.m. with a 5 p.m. Evening Service at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 Inkster Rd. (between Ford Rd. and Cherry Hill). In state Wednesday 9:30 a.m. until a 10 a.m. Funeral at St. Joseph Church, 16101 Rotunda (between Greenfield and Southfield). In lieu of flowers memorials suggested to Oakwood Common Scholarship and Great Lakes Council of Boy Scouts of America. www.santeiufuneralhome.com
MEYERS EVELYN Age 47 of Waterford. Beloved wife of Dan, Loving mother of Danny. See online obituary at http://www.sawyerfuller.com
MURAWSKI LEON E. Age 65, passed away June 20, 2013. Beloved husband of Michele. Loving father of Leon Edward (Mary) Murawski, Jr. and Paula Eades of Florida. Dear step-father of David (Dawn) Frost, Jr., Ronald (Denise) Frost, and the late Tina Marie Mullins. Grandfather of Nolan and Katelyn. Step-grandfather of Cody, Hunter, Marc, and Justin. Dear brother of Lisa (Byron) Marquis and Yvonne Murawski. Visitation Sunday from 2 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the Sterling Heights Chapel of the E.J. Mandziuk & Son Funeral Directors, Inc., 3801 18 Mile (NW corner of Ryan). Funeral Service Monday 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. View online guestbook at www.mandziukfuneralhome.com.
NAULT ALBERT GEORGE JR., M.D., June 10, 2013, Age 77. Beloved husband of Carol. Dear father of Michelle Nault, Christopher John Nault, Kathryn (Nault) Harrison, and Elizabeth Rose Nault. Loving grandfather of Sage Elizabeth Nault Phillips and Morgan Emery Harrison. Memorial Mass 10 a.m. Saturday July 13, 2013 at St. Paul on the Lake Catholic Church, 157 Lakeshore, Grosse Pointe Farms. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John Hospital and Medical Center's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit renovation and expansion project, in care of the St. John Health Foundation, 22101 Moross Road, Mack Building, Suite 102, Detroit, MI 48236. ahpeters.com.
ORTLEIB PATRICIA June 17, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Paul. Dear mother of Dale (Marie), Michael (Charlene), and Gary (Linda). Loving grandmother of Christopher (Angela), Kevin (Jessi), Erica Martin (Jeff) and Ellen (Ben Cohen). Memorial contributions may be made to Lutheran Social Services, 2170 E. Big Beaver Rd., Troy, MI 48083, or Habitat for Humanity, 121 Habitat St, Americus, GA 31709-3498. ahpeters.com