WILTSIE WILLIAM "BILL" Age 86, dear husband of Ann Marie (Gagnon). Beloved father of William Jr. (Karen), Kathryn, Mary Ellen Skene, Thomas, Barbara, Rosemary (Larry) Milliken, Charles, David (Deena), Joseph (Denise), Paul, and Patricia. Grandfather of eighteen and great-grandfather of three. Mr. Wiltsie grew up in the cities of Sugargrove, Pennsylvania and Detroit. A graduate of Northwestern High School, he answered the call of his country and served in the 298th Army Combat Engineers during World War II. He fought in five major battles beginning with the landing at Normandy on D-Day through the Battle of the Bulge. He married his wife Ann Marie in 1948 and in 1952 moved to Livonia where he resided until his death. In the early years Mr. Wiltsie worked at Swift Foods and Hygrade Food Products, where he was credited with developing the original "Ball Park Frank" eight- pack hot dog, which is still the industry standard. In the early sixties he became partners with Charles Reeves & Co, and in 1963 formed his own food brokerage, Wiltsie & Co. Mr. Wiltsie was well known as an honest and principled man who regularly contributed gifts of money and service to charitable organizations and individuals in need, always avoiding recognition. In 2006 he was honored by the National Confectioners Sales Association and was entered into the Candy Hall of Fame. Known across the country as the "Candy Man," Mr. Wiltsie leaves a legacy of the value of hard work, loyalty, and what it means to be family. Funeral Services have taken place with R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Home, Livonia, in charge of arrangements. Please share a memory of Bill at www.rggrharris.com.
WISNIEWSKI STEPHANIE MARY (Nee KROLIKIEWICZ) of Manchester, Missouri, was baptized into the hope of Christ's resurrection, Monday, June 27, 2011, at the age of 85. Dear wife of the late James Wisniewski. Loving mother of Diane (Mark) Thullen, Greg Wisniewski , Carol (Mike) Dye, Linda and Pamela Wisniewski , Janice (Jeffrey) Harrison, Mark (Stacy) and David (Martha) Wisniewski ; Sister of Lottie (Leon) Koziorowski, and the late Leonard Krolikiewicz , dear sister-in-law of Nancy Canu, loving grandmother of 14, great-grandmother of three, aunt and friend to many. Stephanie was a wonderful woman with a strong will and a tender heart. Services: Funeral Mass and interment were held this past week in Manchester, MO. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Make a Wish Foundation or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. A service of the SCHRADER Funeral Home and Crematory. Friends may sign the family's online guestbook at Schrader.com.
ZACHOS WILLIAM "BILLIE" GEORGE passed away March 5, 2011. Born June 22, 1961, son of Louis L. Zachos (deceased) and Margaret (Cecil) Zachos (deceased). Grandson of Aristotle "Harry" Zachos (deceased) and Victoria (Mager) Zachos (deceased). Grandson of Edward Cecil (deceased) and Justine (Comstock) Cecil (deceased). Dear brother of Susan (Zachos) Adams, Louis E. Zachos (deceased), and Christopher Zachos. Brother-in-law of Dennis Adams and Alesia (Warren) Zachos (deceased). Uncle of Jeremy Adams, Amanda (Zachos) Watson, Katie (Zachos) Brown, Justine Zachos and Nicholas Zachos. Husband (separated) of Debra (Lambert) Zachos and step-father of John and Heather (children of Debra). Memorial to be held July 9, 2011 at a private residence. Please call (313) 532-6539 for further details.
ZINK ROBERT W. Age 87, June 23, 2011. Husband of the late Erma B. Zink Father of Marilyn J. Zink (deceased), Thomas J. Zink, Patricia J. McLeod (Robert Jr.), Robert J. Zink, Bette J. Jackson (Thomas), David J. Zink. Grandfather of Robert E. McLeod, III, Maranda M. McLeod, Brooke E. Jackson, Dylan T. Jackson. Veteran of WWII. Graduate of Notre Dame 1948. Detroit resident for 57 years, Naples, FL for 30 years. Anatomical gift to U of FL Medical School. Private Memorial pending.