LYALL MERIELLEN Age 71, passed away on Tuesday, November 13 in Machesney Park, Illinois. Born Meriellen Martin on February 26, 1941 in Honor, Michigan. Following cremation in Illinois, memorial service and interment will be held in Honor, Michigan at a later date.
MALAKINIAN HAROLD Age 78, a resident of Troy since 1967, formerly of Detroit, passed away November 16, 2012. Beloved husband of Betty Malakinian for 59 years. Loving father of Pamela Weddell (Dr. Ken Weddell), Marilyn MacColl (John), and Melissa Kowalski (Robert). Dear grandfather of Julie Selleys (Jon), Jonathan, Benjamin, and Spencer MacColl, Rachel and Jacob Kowalski, and great-grandfather of Marshall Selleys. Dearest "dad" of Ginger the dog. Dear brother of Sue Petro (Andy), Carl Malakinian (Alice), and Sonia Stern. Predeceased by his parents, Nishan and Peroz Malakinian; brother Popkin Malakinian; sister Emma Kachaturoff; and dear grandson Daniel Kowalski. Harold was a lifelong member of Woodside Bible Church in Troy, a retired GM Engineer, member and Past President and head of technicalities for AMICA (Automatic Musical Instruments Collectors Association), a national society for the preservation and restoration of antique pianos. Harold loved music, cooking, and telling jokes and will be missed by all the lives he touched. Visitation Tuesday 3-8 p.m. at Price Funeral Home, 3725 Rochester Road, (between Big Beaver and Wattles Roads), Troy, 248-689-0700. Funeral Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at 10 a.m. with visitation at 9:30 a.m. at Woodside Bible Church, 6600 Rochester Road (between East Square Lake Road and South Boulevard), Troy, MI 48085. Memorial donations can be made to Woodside Bible Church-Armenian Relief Fund. Interment White Chapel Memorial Cemetery, Troy. Share memories with the online register book at www.pricefuneralhome.net.
MAYNARD JOHN M. age 83, died October 30, 2012. He was a State Representative for 16 years and a City Councilman in St. Clair Shores for six years. He served in the Korean War in the U.S. Marine Corp. Beloved husband of the late Carol. Loving father of the late Michael, Susan (Dan) DeClercq, Tom (Janet), Julie LaVigne, Mark (Theresa), Christine (Kelly) Cook, Robert (Lyn), Scott, David (Katie), Molly Terrell and Sarah (Rick) Hill. Dearest grandfather of 24 and great-grandfather of six. Memorial visitation Tuesday, November 20, 2012 from 2-9 p.m. with a Memorial Service at 7 p.m. at Kaul Funeral Home, 28433 Jefferson, St. Clair Shores. Inurnment will take place at Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly, Michigan. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Maynard Family Book Fund, Macomb Community College, the Salvation Army or the Capuchins. Please share a memory of John at www.kaulfuneralhome.com
McASKIN WILLIAM GRANTON Age 71, November 10, 2012 of Northville. Beloved husband of Helen Cottrell of 47 years. Proud father of James, Donna Mominee-Meier (Michael Meier) and predeceased by Stanley in 2010. Dear grandpa of Sarah, Brendan, Jackson and Elijah, son of Jamie Dudan. His beloved guardian, Aunt Anita Gibons Pizzimenti, preceded him in death in 1986 and her daughter, Dolores Carpenter loved Bill as a brother. Bill graduated from Benedictine High School in Detroit in 1959; he earned an A.B., English major and a M.A., English major from the University of Detroit. His thirty-three years of teaching were at St. Francis de Sales High School, Detroit; Redford High School, Detroit; and Southfield High School, Southfield (29 years) from which he retired in 1996. He was a grammarian, gardener, gourmet, genealogist and a very "punny" guy. Bill will be deeply missed by family and friends. Memorial service will be held on Sunday, November 18 at 2 p.m. at Sweet Lorraine's Cafe and Bar in the Livonia Marriott. Please visit www.harryjwillfuneralhome.com for more information. Private Interment to be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to The Detroit Institue of Arts, Northville District Library Genealogical Room or to Forgotten Harvest.
MOCZERAD SOPHIA, age 90, November 14, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Petro. Loving mother of John (Linda), and Natalie (Bill) Tokarz. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of six. Funeral services were held at the Santeiu & Son Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Ukrainian Catholic Church. www.santeiufuneralhome.com
MONTEMURRI CASMIER "CASS" Age 88, of Rochester, November 14, 2012. Husband of the late Ellen Lou; father of Elizabeth (Roger) Lawrence, Stephen (Maureen), Michael (Sharon), David (Joette) and Thomas (Cathy) Montemurri; grandfather of Lauren, Christopher, Meghan, Katharine, Erin, Celia and Elise; brother of Sara Montemurri; Funeral Mass Wednesday (in state 9:30 a.m.) 10:00 a.m. St. Irenaeus Catholic Church, 771 Old Perch Rd., Rochester Hills; Visitation Tuesday 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. at Pixley Funeral Home, 322 W. University Dr., Rochester. Scripture service Tuesday 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Please leave condolences at www.pixleyfh.com
MOORE MARIE J. "MARY JO" Age 83, November 9, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Charles M. "Mac". Loving mother of Mary Beth (Raymond) Semczak, Joellyn (Robert) Valgoi, and Judy (Mark) Allam. Dear Grams of Maria, Salvatore, Gina, Krysten, and Katherine and Great Grams of Jaden Christopher. Sister of Salvatore F. Formino. Dear lifelong friend of Mary Jane "Gigi" McDermott. Visitation Sunday 1 -9 p.m. with Prayers 7 p.m. at Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home, 16300 Mack, Grosse Pointe. Funeral Monday in state 10:30 a.m. until time of Mass 11 a.m. at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 15020 Hampton, Grosse Pointe Park. Mary Jo's sincere wishes were that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000 Dept 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142. Light a candle and share a memory at www.verheyden.org.
MORILLO THOMAS HUTSON, JR. of Wayne, MI passed from this life on Oct. 5, 2012. He was born in Charleston, SC on July 18, 1949 to Ann Baughman Morillo Patrick and Thomas Hutson Morillo, Sr. The family moved to the Detroit area in the early fifties, and later to Grosse Ile.Tom spent his childhood there and attended Sacred Heart, and later attended Grosse Ile HS. He was a member of St. Mary's Church of Wayne, MI. He was pre-deceased by his father, Thomas Morillo Sr., His brother, Clif, sister, Bernadette, dearest grandson Brandon,Step-father, Pat Patrick. He leaves his children Miranda of San Diego ,CA, Ryan of San Antonio, TX, granddaughter, Kashia Miller of Murfreesboro, TN, Mother Ann Patrick of Charleston, SC, sister Mary Morillo of Redford, MI. He had been self employed as a millwright and electrician and had earned his universal HVAC license and an electronics technician certificate as part of his education that he pursued throughout his life. Tom had a close community of friends and neighbors, He will be sorely missed. A Memorial and cremation have taken place.
MUELLER JOHN A. III Age 71, November 16, 2012. Beloved husband of Diane (nee Lawrey). Loving father of Dawn (Mark) Zacny, John A. IV, and Lisa (Robert Jr.) Skovran. Proud grandfather of Sabrina (Frank) Sparks, Alexandra, Gabrielle, Samantha, Robert III, Madison, and Lauren. Dear brother of Randall (Juliann) Mueller, Lynn, and Glenn Mueller. Visitation at the Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 8459 Hall Road (3 blocks E. of Van Dyke), Utica, Tuesday 2-8 p.m. with prayers 7 p.m. In state Wednesday 9:30 a.m. at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 44633 Utica Road (between Van Dyke and M-59), Utica until time of Mass 10 a.m. Interment Glen Eden Memorial Park - East. Please share a memory at www.sullivanfuneraldirectors.com.
NIELSEN VIRGINIA J. November 13, 2012, Age 89. Beloved wife of the late Jack. Dearest mother of the late James (Caureen). Loving grandmother of Jason and Justin; great-grandmother of Reagan, Brayden and Brennan. The family has entrusted care and services to the L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, 734-522-6200. Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at griffinfuneralhome.com.
OJALA MELVIN "MEL" Age 75. Died peacefully on November 12, 2012, after three courageous battles with cancer. Mel was known for his kind demeanor, gentle compassion and loving heart. His example of living life as a generous soul was a gift to all those he touched. Mel is survived by his loving wife of 37 years Judith (Jaerling), daughter Tina (Vince) Minauro, step-daughter Tracy McClure (Mark), sister Arlene (Herbert) Hoxsey, brother Raymond (Patricia), grandchildren Michael and Tony and great grandson Tyler. Brother-in-law of Barbara (James dec.) Fortin, Peter (Linda) Jaerling, Christine dec. (Kevin) Gillen, and Suzanne (James) Gavin. Fondly known as Uncle Mel to many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Special Uncle and Ultimate Caregiver to his nephew Jimmy Gavin. Mel's greatest gift to the world was his ability to think of others before himself. Mel was a devoted member and Eucharistic Minister at Saint Bonaventure Monastery in Detroit, Michigan. His deep faith and concern for others will be greatly remembered. Mel was proud of his Finnish heritage and was well respected for his expert workmanship in anything he pursued. His attention to detail was a key trait, especially when on the golf course or hunting wild game. He was a retired supervisor of Interior Design at Chrysler Corporation. A memorial Mass will be held on Tuesday, November 20th at 11:00 a.m. with visitation starting at 10:00 a.m. at Saint Bonaventure Monastery, 1740 Mount Elliott, Detroit, Michigan. Mel was preceded in death by his parents George and Velma Ojala. Memorial contributions to Solanus Casey Center, New Gateways, or Angela Hospice. Share memories with family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com.
PASHIGIAN SAMUEL, of Kalkaska, Michigan, passed away at the age of 70 on Friday, November 16, 2012. He is survived by his wife Sue Vowels; his brother Anthony Kenneth; his son Tony and his family Rhonda, Tyler, Lukas and Samantha, daughter, Karen and family Nicholas and Devin; step-daughter Clarissa and family Scott, Kaitlyn, Cameron, Dallas and Brittney, step-daughter Joanne and family Ross and Tyler. Resting at the L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, 8809 Wayne Rd. (at Joy Rd.), Tuesday from 12 noon until time of the funeral service at 5 p.m. Share a memorial tribute with the family at griffinfuneralhome.com
POLLOCK GERALD DOUGLAS died on November 9 at the age of 79. He retained his calm, loving presence throughout his journey with Alzheimer's Disease. He is survived by his wife, Jeri Dause; his four children Jim Pollock, Helen Hoyseth (Rod), George Pollock (Lyle Halvorson ), and Matthew Pollock (Hiroko Naruse); his two step-children Michael Oliphant (Sherry Patheal) and Sarah Oliphant; his grandchildren Jonathon Oliphant, Jordan Hoyseth, Bradley Brown, Matthew Brown, and Kai Pollock; and his brothers Robert Pollock (Jean) and David Pollock (Elaine). He was predeceased by his first wife, Margaret Pollock. Gerry earned his BSc, MSc and PhD in geology from the University of Manitoba and Cal Tech. He had a very rewarding career in mineral exploration and work took him to many countries, especially in Latin America and Australia. He retired from Cameco as Vice President of Exploration. After retirement his love of the Spanish language led him to return to university to pursue Spanish courses. He studied Tai Chi and also taught it. He loved opera, classical music, and travel. Gerry remained a physically active man until shortly before his death. He will be remembered as a kind and gentle man, accepting of all he met. Our time together was a blessing. A celebration of Gerry's life will take place at 1:30pm on November 30 at the First Unitarian Church of Victoria, 5575 West Saanich Road, Victoria Island, B.C.
PORTER OLIVE V. Age 87. November 14, 2012. Beloved wife of the late John G. Porter Sr. Loving mother of John G. Porter Jr. (Sue). Cherished grandmother of Natalie Gardner (Tim), Shannon Lewis (Lee), Angela Doolin, Tiffany Partin (Steve); and great-grandmother of ten. A memorial luncheon will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Thayer-Rock Funeral Home, Farmington. www.thayer-rock.com
ROBERTS MARY (NEE MAYNARD) November 14, 2012. Longtime resident of Birmingham and Bloomfield Hills. Loving wife of the late William E. Caring mother of Bill Jr. (Ann), Mindy, John (Julie), Heidi Brandewie (Doug). Cherished grandmother of Jenny Cailteux (Andy), Bill III (Julie), Andrew and Matt Brandewie, Jack and Michael. Devoted great-grandmother of Tyler and Brady Cailteux and Will Roberts. Services will be held privately. In lieu of flowers family suggests memorial tributes to The Epworth Church Association, Youth Activities, 1161 N. Lakeshore Dr., Ludington, MI 49431. A.J. Desmond & Sons 248-549-0500. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
SCHONBERGER WILLIAM "BILL" H. age 91, November 16, 2012. Beloved husband of the late Ruth. Loving father of the late Billy and David. Dear brother of the late Art. Bill is survived by Jane (James) Tittsworth and Gary (Pam) Malo. A memorial gathering will be held Tuesday from 12-4 p.m. at the S. K. Schultz Funeral Home, 43300 Garfield Road, (north of 19 Mile Road) Clinton Township, MI. A memorial service will take place Tuesday 3:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Share your memories at www.SchultzFuneralHome.com.
SCHUCKER JAMES LYELL 87 passed away October 12, 2012, in Paducah KY. Mr. Schucker was an veteran of WW II, a graduate of U of I. Survived by his wife, Marilynn Magel Schucker; three daughters, Sandra Demorest , Anne Jahn and Dawn; one son, James S. Schucker; ten grandchildren and 15 great-grand-children. He was preceded in death, his 1st wife, Elizabeth Fye Schucker; one brother and one grandson. November 24, 2012 gathering of friends and family are welcome at Kings Cove Club house, 1131 Brookside Ct. Rochester hills, MI at 4 p.m.
SEVILLA JOHN AUGUSTINE April 17, 1944-November 14, 2012. Loving father, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, fisherman, and friend. He is survived by eight siblings, Chester, Angela, Martin, Benny, Rose, Mary, Nancy, Gary, and Lester; his two sons, Kenneth and John; his four grandchildren, Dana, Jessica, Kenneth, Jr., and John., Jr.; and his one great-grandchild, Harper. He is predeceased by his father, Martin; his mother, Helen; his brother, Frankie; and his daughter, Sandra. He was a Detroit native with a strong and proud heritage. He spent his childhood exploring Belle Isle with his 9 siblings. His favorite restaurant was Mexican Village in Southwest Detroit. He enjoyed many great times riding his boat and his Harley. He had a true love for Motown music. He was a retired truck driver from Frito Lay who honorably drove over one million miles accident free. His family would agree he was a very loving man who enjoyed life to its fullest. He will truly be missed by all the lives he touched. It was the wish of Mr. John Augustine Sevilla to not have services held. Arrangements entrusted to Girrbach-Krasun Funeral Home (River Rouge Chapel), 10783 W. Jefferson Ave. www.girrbachkrasun.com.
SHORTT WILLAM C. "BILL" 91, of Farmington Hills, November 14, 2012. Bill was a proud WWII Navy Pilot pilot. He was survived by Madeleine, his beloved wife of 54 years; his loving children, James (Esther), Gary (Donna), Ralph and David (Judi); his cherished grandchildren, Noel, Paul, Andy, Michael, Jeff, Laura, Casey and great-grandson, William. Visitation Monday, November 19th, from 3:30 p.m. until the time of remembrances at 7:30 p.m., at the Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, 23720 Farmington Rd., (btw. 9-10 Mile Rds., just n. of Grand River), downtown Farmington (248-474-5200). Memorial tributes suggested to Angela Hospice, www.angelahospice.org heeney-sundquist.com
SIMMONS PATRICIA O. 85, of Oldsmar, Florida, formerly of Ann Arbor, Michiganpassed away on November 9, 2012. Patty was a graduate of the University of Michigan where she met her husband Edson Burton, the Grandson of C.M. Burton, Detroit's famous Historian. She was a published writer and raised her family in the Birmingham area. She later remarried and owned a travel agency with her husband Robert Simmons and continued her love of traveling the rest of her life. She loved poetry,literature, theatre, world politics, sports and discussing ideas which she passed on to her family encouraging everyone to read and never stop learning. She is survivied by her daughter Mary Agnes Brodie, son Ralph (Cheryl) Burton, daughter Patricia (Thomas) Orlando, son Edson (Judy) Burton Jr., daughter Leona Burton, stepdaughter Susan (David) Loesche and loving companion Art Weidman. She was also the beloved "Granny" to 12 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on December 8th (10:30am) at First Baptist Church of Ann Arbor, 517 East Washington St. In lieu of flowers contributions would be appreciated in her name to either The Wounded Warrriors: woundedwarriorproject.org or The Hopwood Program University of Michigan: www.lsa.umich.edu/english/hopwood/
SMEDLEY RONALD Age 88 of Livonia. Cherished husband of the late Beverly. Loving father of Daniel (Suzanne), Cheryl Crawford, Karen (Verne) Koester and Ronda. Proud grandpa of Sarah, Christopher (Kelley), Leslie and Kelsey. Great-grandpa of Tessa. Honorably served in WWII. Visitation will be held at Fred Wood Funeral Home-Rice Chapel, 36100 5 Mile Rd., Livonia (E. of Levan), Sunday 4-9 p.m. Funeral Monday at the funeral home, gathering 10 a.m. Service 11 a.m. Memorial Contributions may be made to Angela Hospice, American Kidney Fund and/or Livonia American Legion. Please visit online guestbook fredwoodfuneralhome.com.
STAFIEJ JOHN age 94 of Highland Twp., formerly of Detroit, passed away on Thursday, November 15, 2012. Preceded in death by his beloved wife, Martha. Survived by his loving sons, John (Marie) Stafiej of Highland and Ron (Denise) of Dearborn; grandchildren, Jason (Jennifer), Alicia, Megan (Matthew) Vasas, Jessica; great-grandsons, Tyler and Jacob and a third expected great-grandchild; brother, Bill. Also, many nieces, nephews, extended family members and dear friends. Visitation at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 404 E. Liberty, Milford, Saturday 5-8 pm and Sunday 2-8 pm. Rosary Sunday 7 pm. Mass of the Resurrection at Church of The Holy Spirit, 3700 N. Harvey Lake, Highland, Monday, November 19 at 10 am. Entombment Oakland Hills Cemetery, Novi. Memorials may be made to the Arthritis Foundation or St. Joseph Mercy Livingston Hospice. For further information please phone 248-684-6645 or visit www.LynchFuneralDirectors.com.
STAHL ELLIOTT CLARK Beloved son of the late Elsie and the late Albert Stahl. Also survived by many cousins and friends. SERVICES 3 P.M. SUNDAY AFTERNOON AT THE MACHPELAH CEMETERY CHAPEL. ARRANGEMENTS BY THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020. www.irakaufman.com
STANISZEWSKI DELPHINE Age 83. November 16, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Edwin. Loving mother of Theresa (John) Ewald, Laura (Kim) Sorget, John (Paula) Staniszewski, and Michael (Leslie) Staniszewski. Devoted grandmother of Tim, Kate, Genna, John Jr., AJ, Ryan, and Sarah. Proud great-grandmother of Paige, Caleb, Jordyn, CJ, and Mia. Dear sister of Concetta, Ben, and Mary. In state Tuesday 9 a.m. until time of Mass 10 a.m. at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 22412 Overlake Dr. (at Mack), St. Clair Shores, MI. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Joan of Arc "Changing Lives Together" Campaign.
STEINHAUER GERALD D. of Chelsea, Michigan, age 72, died Thursday, November 15, 2012. Memorial Service at Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, 901 N. Main St., Chelsea on Friday, November 23, at 3 p.m., with Visitation from 2-3 p.m. Obituary at www.mitchellfuneral.com.
STEPHENS GEORGE THOMAS entered into God's glory on Friday, November 16, 2012 at the age of 52. George was the beloved husband of Juli Stephens; loving father of Jamie , Paige, Samantha and Aaron; treasured brother of Mary, Tom, Diane, Theresa and Barb. He was preceded in death by his beloved first wife, Molly and parents George and Berdena. George enjoyed a long career at General Motors, beginning at Cadillac where he made many lifelong friends. He was an active member in the United Methodist Church, and enjoyed all the ministries he served (youth mission, trustees, Green's Market, ushering, etc.). He was an accomplished pilot, taking his family on many great vacations. He met his challenge of cancer with inspiring hope, courage and tenacity. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 620 Romeo St. in Rochester. The Family will receive friends on Monday from 4 to 9 p.m. at SPARKS-GRIFFIN FUNERAL HOME Lake Orion. Donations may be made to Lake Orion United Methodist Church or Wings of Mercy East MI. Reflections may be shared with family by visiting www.sparksgriffin.com.
STREET FLETCHER D., JR. Born June 6, 1908, died November 16, 2012, age 104. Formerly of Philadelphia. A graduate of Philadelphia Textile College and employee of Collins & Aikman. For 24 years he was a textile engineer for General Motors Styling Division. He served as a U.S. Army Captain in WWII, and was a member of the Birmingham Masonic Lodge #44 F & A.M.; former treasurer of the Birmingham Senior Men's Club and an Elder at First Presbyterian Church-Birmingham. Beloved husband of the late Bernice L. for 62 years. Father of Richard L. and Shirley E. Grandfather of Hannah D. Memorial Service Friday 11 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 1669 W. Maple Rd., Birmingham. A.J. Desmond & Sons, 248-362-2500. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com.
SULLIVAN DANIEL T. age 58 of Southfield, Michigan, passed away November 2, 2012 after a 6 month struggle with an aggressive lung cancer. His 33 years in the automotive parts business brought him a great number of friends and associates throughout the Detroit area and beyond. Everyone knew that if it was paperwork from Dan, it would be right. He valued each and every one of them. He is survived by his wife and best friend, Greta, his cherished children, Stephen and Sarah, his wonderful sisters Kate (Powell), Mary (Martin) and Maggie, his brother Michael and a myriad of nieces, nephews and cousins who meant the world to him. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles L. Sullivan and Elsie Sullivan Oakland. A Celebration of Life memorial will be held Saturday, December 1st, 2012 from 12 to 4 pm at the Parkview Hills Clubhouse, 3707 Willow Lake Club, Kalamazoo, MI 49008. Donations in his memory can be made to Almost Home Animal Haven, 25503 Clara Lane, Southfield, MI 48034 or Residential Hospice, 30755 Barrington, Madison Heights, MI 48071. Dan, we love and miss you.
SWEITZER FAY (NEE BAGGETT) Age 68, November 16, 2012. Beloved Wife of Ivan "Jim". Loving mother of Tammy Sweitzer, Susan (Bob) Austin, Kathy (John) Storrjohann, and Julie (James) Colasanti. Proud grandmother of seven grandchildren. Dear Sister of three sisters and one brother. Visitation at the Wm Sullivan & Son Funeral Home 8459 Hall Road (three blks e. of Van Dyke) Utica Sunday 5-9 p.m. and Monday 2-9 p.m. Funeral Service Tuesday 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment Utica Cemetery. Please share a memory at www.sullivanfuneraldirectors.com
TELLERICO SARAH LENA Age 94, November 16, 2012. Loving wife of the late Anthony Joseph Tellerico. Dearest mother of Frank (Gail) and Pat Tellerico and Doreen (Randy) Phelps. Proud grandmother and great grandmother. Visitation at the R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Home, 15451 Farmington Rd., Livonia, Monday 2 9 p.m. with a Rosary Service at 7 p.m. In state at St. Aidan Catholic Church, 17500 Farmington Rd., Livonia, Tuesday from 9 a.m. until Funeral Mass at 9:30 a.m. Memorial contributions may be directed to The Parkinson Foundation. Please share a memory at www.rggrharris.com.
THOMPSON JAMES, died November 16, 2012, age 89. Long time member of Trowel Trades Local 1. Beloved husband of the late Doris. Dear friend of Betty Oswald. Dear father of James (Beverly), Mike (Rose), and Tom (Valerie). Grandfather of Kim (Scott) Curtis, Kelli (Chris) Gravlin, Jill Thompson, Mike Thompson, Sarah and Carly Thompson Great-grandfather of Sarah (Tim) Kidd, James, Trenton, Mara, Isabella, and Madison. Visitation Manns-Ferguson Funeral Home, 17000 Middlebelt (S. of 6 Mile), Monday from 6-9 p.m. Services Tuesday 11 a.m. Memorials suggested to Disabled American Veterans. Share a memory at www.mannsfuneralhome.com
TOOSONIAN DOROTHY A. age 80 of Ferndale, passed away November 13, 2012. Beloved wife and soul mate of the late Richard. Loving mother of David (Gail) Butler. Dear sister of Audrey Choma and Lynn Best. Proud grandmother of Kristen Butler and great- grandmother of Zachary Butler. The family will receive friends Monday 2 p.m. until the time of the memorial service 4 p.m. at the Sawyer-Fuller Funeral Home, 2125 12 Mile Road, Berkley (two blocks west of Woodward Avenue). A private burial will take place at White Chapel Cemetery in Troy. Memorial contributions would be appreciated to the American Lung Association. Share your memories at www.sawyerfuller.com
Van KAMMEN WINNIE E. Age 95. Beloved mother of Roger. Loving sister of Janice Johns, Thomas Arnold, and Roland Arnold (Joanne). Dear grandmother of Dawn (Terry) Hardt, Jody (Kathy), Kent, Bridgette, and Erika. Great-grandmother of 10. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. from the chapel of the L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, 42600 Ford Road (west of Lilley). Family will receive visitors Tuesday, 2-7 p.m. Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at griffinfuneralhome.com.
VANDENHEEDE ANTOINE Born November 10, 1923 passed October 16, 2012. Devoted husband of late Teresa. Father of Marlene (Richard) Joseph, Laura (Robert) Valichnac and Paul (Anne). Loving grandfather of John, Steven and Paul Joseph. Tony was a skilled brick mason, enjoyed gardening, singing in St. Athanasius Choir and loved bicycling. He is dearly missed. Memorial Mass 9 a.m., Saturday, November 24th at St. Athanasius Catholic Church, Roseville.
VIGGIANELLI EDITH age 95 of Livonia. Cherished wife of the late Albert. Loving mother of Patricia (Richard) Gavasso, Loretta (the late Thomas) Neville and the late Donna. Proud grandma of Ann Marie (Eric), Angela, Julie, and many great-grand-children. Also survived by many other loving family and friends. Visitation will be held at Fred Wood Funeral Home-Rice Chapel 36100 5 Mile Rd. Livonia (E. of Levan) Monday 3-9 p.m. with 7 p.m. Scripture. Funeral Tuesday at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church 27201 W. Chicago, Redford. (corner of Inkster) in state 10 a.m. Mass 10:30 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Angela Hospice. Please visit online guestbook fredwoodfuneralhome.com
WADE CHARLES L. age 69, died unexpectedly on November 14, 2012. Beloved husband of Deborah. Loving father of Christopher (Kristol). Cherished Papa of Danica and Tristen. Brother of James. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, and cousins. Charlie was a solid rock for all who knew him and he will be sorely missed. Funeral Tuesday 12 Noon at the A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 32000 Schoenherr Rd. at Masonic, Warren. Visitation Monday 2-9pm. ahpeters.com
WALEZAK JEANETTE November 16, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Joseph. Loving mother of Pamela (late Charles) Marzolf. Adoring grandmother of Melanie (Matthew) Roddenberg and Melissa (Jason) Martin. Great-grandmother of Ally Hope Martin. Daughter of the late Stanley and Mary Gozdzielski. One of eight children, survived by sister Helen Kupiec and brother Joe Godell. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Resting at the L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, 42600 Ford Rd. (W. of Lilley), Sunday 3-9 p.m. Prayer service Sunday p.m. In state Monday at 10 a.m. from St. John Neumann Church, 44800 Warren Rd. (W. of Sheldon), until time of the funeral Mass at 10:30. Memorial donations to American Cancer Society and Season Hospice would be appreciated.
WATTERS JOSEPH E. November 17, 2012. Age 79 of Allen Park. Beloved husband of Sandra. Loving father of Patricia (Daniel) Hatley, Barbara (Tim) Brady, Anne Marie Watters,, and Jennifer (Mark) Sackrison. Dear brother of Barbara Pitcole. Dearest grandfather of Kelly (Matt), Dan, Stephanie, Mark, Jacob, Joey, Sean, and Mikey. Also survived by his daughters Fern Tocco, Teresa McEntee, and JoAnn Watters. Joseph proudly served in the Korean War. He will be deeply missed by family and friends. Visitation Sunday, November 18, 2012 from 1-9 p.m at the Allen Park Chapel of Voran Funeral Home, 5900 Allen Rd., (313) 928-2300. In state Monday 9:30 a.m. with a 10 a.m. Mass of the Resurrection to follow at Our Lady of the Angels, 20170 Pinecrest St., Taylor, 48180. Interment Michigan Memorial Park Cemetery. Visit our online guestbook and share memories at www.voranfuneralhome.com.
WIDNER MILDRED "JACKIE" 77 of Gold Canyon, AZ passed away November 15, 2012 in Mesa, AZ. Mildred was an active member of St. George Catholic Church in Apache Junction; she loved water aerobics, having lunch with her friends and playing cards, but her greatest joy in life was spending time with her family. Mildred is survived by her husband of 57 years, John M. Widner; sons Ken (Sharon) and Paul (Kimberly) Widner as well as her grandchildren, Nicholas, Luke, Colin, T.J. and Alec. She is preceded in death by her grandson Garrett. A visitation will be held from 6:00 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at Mariposa Gardens Cemetery Chapel, 6747 E. Broadway Rd, Mesa AZ. A funeral mass will be at 10:00 a.m., November 21, 2012 at St. George Catholic Church, 300 E. 16th Ave, Apache Junction, AZ. Arrangements entrusted to Mariposa Gardens (480) 830-4422. Please visit www.mariposagardens.com to leave condolences.
WIER ROBERT L., age 94, of Boca Raton, Florida, formerly of Rochester Hills, died July 9, 2012. Husband of Geneva for 71 years. Much loved father of Peggy (Jack) Moore of Deerfield Beach, FL and the late Sally. Family Services were held in Florida with burial in Glen Eden Cemetery in Livonia. www.pixleyfh.com
WIER-MOORE PEGGY A. age 64, of Deerfield Beach, Florida, formerly of Rochester Hills, died November 15, 2012. A 1966 graduate of Rochester High School and a 1970 graduate of Michigan State University. Wife of Jack R. Moore of Deerfield Beach. Daughter of Geneva Wier of Boca Raton, FL and the late Robert L. Wier. Sister of the late Sally. Beloved friend of Diane Willets Walker and Dick Schlecht. Funeral Services will be private with burial in Glen Eden Cemetery in Livonia. www.pixleyfh.com
WISOCKI ANNE E. Passed away November 17, 2012, age 93. Beloved wife of the late Peter Wisocki. Loving and cherished mother of Patricia (John) Tierney, Marianne (Jim) Severtson, Helen Wisocki, Susan (Ed) Soltysiak and Kathie (Mark) Rebain. Admired grandmother of Joshua, Emily, Tim, Elizabeth, Tara, Kevin, Katie, Patrick, Jennifer, Ashley and Kyle. Great-grandmother of Casey, Olivia, Noah, Ben, Jake and Sam. Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, and friends. Visitation Sunday 1-8 p.m. with Rosary at 3 p.m. at Stanley Turowski Funeral Home, 25509 W. Warren, Dearborn Heights. In state Monday 9:30 a.m. at St. Alphonsus Church until time of Mass at 10 a.m. Memorial donations suggested to St. Alphonsus Church, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, or St. John Providence Hospice. Share condolences at www.stanleyturowskifuneralhome.com
ZABOR BEVERLY L. Age 96 of Northville, loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, died peacefully November 9, 2012. Wife of the late J. William Zabor. Survived by her three children, Barbara (Albert) Glover of Northville, Stephen (Kathryn Craig) of Hiram, Ohio, and J. Douglas (Magda Schijff) Zabor of Chapel Hill, N. Carolina; seven grandchildren, Scott (Charlotte) Bassin, Valerie (Chris) Haslett, Ben, Emily, Luke, Rien, and Drew Zabor; and five great-grandchildren. Memorial service in December in Ohio.
BARNES EMMA DEE went home to be with the Lord. Dee, (as known by family) passed over at the age of 90. Sunrise November 14, 1921 and Sunset November 9, 2012.
BOWDLER MARY M. Age 89 of River Rouge. Died peacefully at home with her loving family at her side, November 14, 2012. Loving wife of Roland for over 70 years. Dearest mother of Gary "Doc" Bowdler (Diane), William Bowdler, Michael Bowdler (Diana), Jeffrey Bowdler (Patricia), Timothy Bowdler (Joy) and Marianne Bowdler. Beloved grandmother of 14 and great-grandmother of nine. Survived by dearest sister Pauline Rice. Also survived by many beloved nieces and nephews. Her love of family and friends and sense of humor and wit will be deeply missed by family and her many friends. Visitation Saturday November 17, 2012 4-8 p.m. and Sunday November 18, 2012 12-8 p.m. Funeral, Monday, November 19, 2012 11 a.m., Girrbach Krasun Funeral Home (River Rouge Chapel) 10783 W. Jefferson Ave. Interment, Michigan Memorial Park Cemetery.www.girrbachkrausun.com
BRUNETTE JOHN F. Passed away on November 3, 2012. He was born on November 24, 1931 in Michigan where he spent most of his life working hard and enjoying life. He retired from Ford Motor Company and from the USN Seabees as a Chief Petty Officer. He moved to Winter Haven in 1997 and was a member of the Four Lakes Veterans Organization, American Legion and a founding member of the Four Lakes Celtic Society. He was preceded in death by his wife Wilma of 53 years. He is survived by his four children, Timothy, Julie (Gary), Toni (George), and Joel; five granddaughters; and one great-granddaughter; sister Cheryl; brother Steve (Peggy); nephews and nieces. In lieu of flowers, donations to Four Lakes Veterans Organization (FLVO) or Good Shepherd Hospice, 105 Arneson Ave., Auburndale, FL 33823. Memorial Service will be held at the Four Lakes Community Room on Tuesday, November 20 at 11 a.m. Condolences may be sent to www.oakridgefuneralcare.com.
CLOSSER AUDREY MARIE age 54, died November 15. Audrey is survived by her husband, Stephen and daughter Stephanie. She is also survived by her mother Margaret Wallace, sister, Mary (Mark) Terry, brothers; Greg Wallace and Al Wallace. She was predeceased by her father Augustine Wallace. Visitation is Sunday 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. with a Rosary at 7:00 p.m. at A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 32000 Schoenherr, Warren. Funeral services Monday; in state 10:30 a.m. with a Mass at 11:00 a.m. St. Malachy Catholic Church, 14085 E. Fourteen Mile, Sterling Heights. Memorials to the Alzheimer's Foundation appreciated by family. ahpeters.com
COX ARNOLD B. November 16, 2012. Age 81 of Dearborn. Beloved husband of Josie. Survived by his step-son Craig (Pat) Decker. Dear brother of Ruby (Jr.) Hodgekins and Arthur Cox. Arnold will be deeply missed by family and friends. Visitation Sunday, November 18, 2012 from 1-3 p.m at the Dearborn Chapel of Voran Funeral Home, 23701 Ford Road, (313) 278-5100. Funeral service Sunday, 3 p.m. at the funeral home. Inurnment Great Lakes National Cemetery. Visit our online guestbook and share memories at www.voranfuneralhome.com.
DUKE LeROY "SPIKE" of Gregory, Michigan. Age 89 passed away on November 15, 2012. LeRoy is survived by his children, Sherry, Vicki, Mark (Donna), Dale (Susan). Gathering on Monday, November 19, 2012 at Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Hamburg Chapel from 2 to 8 p.m. A Healing Farewell Tuesday, 11 a.m. November 20, 2012 at the funeral home. Please leave a Message of Comfort to LeRoy's family by calling 877-231-7900 or sign his guest book at www.borekjennings.com
ELIOT MARVIN "SONNY" Beloved husband of Annette Eliot. Devoted uncle of Robert (Sandra) Weitz, Marshall (the late Ruth) Weitz, Marilyn Hoes, Don Schlossberg, and Fred (Shirley) Green. Dear brother of the late Leo Schlossberg, Anna Weitz, Helen Green, Eva Simon, and Sylvia Sarachek. Also survived by many loving grand-nieces, grand-nephews, other family members, colleagues, and a world of loyal friends. PRIVATE FAMILY SERVICES AND INTERMENT. ARRANGEMENTS BY THE DORFMAN CHAPEL, FARMINGTON HILLS, (248) 406-6000, or visit www.thedorfmanchapel.com.