DeSMYTER PATRICIA LEE (Nee SAGAERT) Age 70 July 17, 2011. Loving wife of the late Dr. George C. Loving mother of Wayne DeSmyter and Mark Michel (Laura). Step-mother of George DeSmyter Jr. Sister of Ruth Sagaert Ventimiglia (Vince). Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Patricia struggled with four bouts against cancer before passing. Memorial contributions to the America Cancer Society, 20450 Civic Center Drive, Southfield, MI 48076. ahpeters.com
DUBAY DEBORAH ANN Age 55. Long time resident of Grosse Pointe. Beloved mom and Dr. Christopher Dubay. Loving daughter of Ken and Dorothy Koenig. Dearest sister of Sharon (Gary) Davis. Dear aunt of Kristen (Jeff) Hunter and Andrew Davis. Niece of Diane (Ben) Cannon. Debbie was a Graduate of the University of Michigan, English Major, received her Masters at Saginaw State University, was an educator for the Romeo Community Schools for 27+ years, member of Assistance League to the Northeast Guidance Center. Memorial Services, Saturday, July 30, 2011, 11 a.m. at First Lutheran Church, 800 Vernier, Grosse Pointe Woods. Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.
FIFELSKI JEFFREY LEE age 50, passed away on July 17th. He is survived by daughters Shanann and Sara Fifelski, grandchildren Emmanuel and Kenze, sister Evelyn (Joe) Dec, brother Arnold (Jean) Fifelski, several nieces and nephews and best friend Debra Raleeh. He was predeceased by mother Judith Paul, father Gerald Fifelski, stepfather Louis Paul and brother Gerald Fifelski. Following cremation, a private family memorial service will be held.
GALLOP CHARLOTTE JEAN of Canadian Lakes Michigan, formerly Northville and Livonia, passed away on July 12, 2011. She was preceeded in death by her beloved husband Donald (February 2011) and leaves four devoted children; Catherine (Doug), Susan (Duane), Julie (Mike), Donald Jr. (Linda). The family grew over many years to nine grandchildren; Eric, Jeff, Christa, Paul, Amy, Emily, Laura, Dylan, and Abby and seven great grandchildren; Julia Anna, Dorian, Jesse, Addison Mae, Brett, Michael, and Addison Grace. A Memorial Service will be held at 3:00p.m. on Friday, July 29, 2011 at Chapel of the Lakes Lutheran Church, 9407 90th Ave. Mecosta, MI 49332. (231)972-7891
GAMBLE LOIS K., July 17, 2011, age 81 of Bloomfield Hills, MI. Long time member and past president of the Village Club. Devoted wife of the late E. James. Loving mother of John, Martha, and Paul. Sister of Susan Sismondo (Enrico). Memorial Service Wednesday 10 a.m. at Kirk in the Hills Presbyterian Church, 1340 W. Long Lake, Bloomfield Hills. Memorial tributes to Village Club Foundation or U of M Alumni Association. A.J. Desmond & Sons, 248-362-2500. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
GEORGE GEORGE H. Age 81. July 23, 2011. Beloved husband married 59 years to Louise. Loving father of Lori Tauck, Gary (Diane), Valorie (David) Fisher, Steven (Laura), Ruth (Matthew) Gross and the late Evelyn and Paul George. Grandfather of 15 and great-grandfather of five. Visitation Monday July 25, 1-9 p.m. and funeral service Tuesday 10:30 a.m. at the Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home Inc., 28499 Schoenherr (s. of 12 Mile), Warren. Light a candle and share a memory at www.verheyden.org
GIACOMELLI FILIBERTO E., M.D. Age 82, July 19, 2011, of Lari, Italy (formerly of Bloomfield Hills, MI). Professor of Pathology at Wayne State Medical School and did extensive research in cardiovascular hypertension. Beloved husband of the late Mirena Dei (d. 2003). Berto is survived by his sister, Giulia Giacomelli, his brother-in-law, Mario Cardellini, his nephew, Paolo Mutti, and his niece, Simona Mutti. Family and friends remember him with great affection, and he will be dearly missed. Memorial tributes to Wayne State University, Department of Pathology, c/o Office Administrator Brenda Batts, 540 E. Canfield, Detoit, MI 48201 for the Dr. Giacomelli Memorial Pathology Graduate Program Fund.
HAMEL MARY N. "SIS" July 11, 2011. Beloved wife of the late Willard. Dear mother of William (Ann Marie), Michael (Patricia), Linda (Brett) Rizzi, James (Sharon) and the late Edward. Also survived by 14 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. Loving sister of the late Steve Montroy. Next to her family, Sis loved baseball. GO TIGERS! Funeral Mass, 10:30 am Monday August 1st , at St Sebastian Catholic Church, Dartmouth at Merrick, Dearborn Heights. In state from 10am. Visitation Sunday, July 31, from 4-9 pm at the Dearborn Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 22546 Michigan Ave. Interment at Michigan Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Hospice of Sandias, 105 Hospital Loop N.E., Albuquerque, NM 87109. www.howepeterson.com
HARRIS JENNIFER M. Age 41, of Ann Arbor passed away July 22, 2011. Beloved daughter of Gary and Ann (nee Hesson) Harris. Dear sister of Elizabeth (John) Klokkenga and Laura (Neil) Mansilla. Adored aunt of Alexander, Grace, and Oliver. Also loved by many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Visitation Tuesday, 5-8 p.m. Funeral service Wednesday 11 a.m. at Casterline Funeral Home, Inc., 122 W. Dunlap, Northville. In lieu of flowers contributions to ACT Team, 2140 E. Ellsworth Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48108 appreciated. The ACT Team cared for Jenny for many years.
HORNING JOHN EDWARD TRACY Of Benzonia, MI, age 86, died July 22, 2011. Born in Detroit. John had a passion for music and was a member of the Detroit Federation of . Musicians for 55 years. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Wheatland Music Organization, Elyce Fishman Scholarship Fund, PO BOX 22, Remus, MI 49340 to provide the opportunity for promising musicians to pursue their dreams. A memorial service celebrating John's life will be held at 4P.M. Monday, July 25, at the Jowett Family Funeral Home in Benzonia. Visitation will be one hour before the service. Arrangements provided by Jowett Family Funeral Homes