ELDIS GEORGE T. November 1, 2012. Age 68. Beloved brother of Fran and Tony (Nancy). Brother-in-law of Barbara Eldis (the late James). Uncle of Juliann Sapp and Johnathon Eldis. Great-uncle of Angela Sapp and David Sapp. Great-great-uncle of Victoria Burns. Son of the late John and Patricia Eldis. Family will receive friends at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward (between 13-14 Mile), Sunday 1-8 p.m. Trisagion 5:30 p.m. Funeral service Monday 10 a.m. at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 760 W. Wattles Rd., Troy. Visitation at church begins at 9:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers family suggests memorial tributes to St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church or St. John Hospice. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com.
EMERSON KAREN KEOLEIAN May 18, 1961 – October 28, 2012, Age 51. Passed away peacefully after a courageous, four year battle with cancer. Karen is survived by her devoted husband, Jay Emerson; parents Harry and Georgenia Keoleian of West Bloomfield, MI; brothers Jeffrey and Gary (Jill) Keoleian; sister and brother- in-laws Jodee and Michael Hall, step-daughter Ashley Spitzner; and her second families at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners of San Francisco and JWT in Detroit of which there are too many to mention. Karen is a 1979 Graduate of Birmingham Groves and a 1985 Graduate of Wayne State University. Visitation is being held Saturday November 3, 2012 from 5-8 p.m. and Sunday November 4, 2012 from 2-8 p.m. at McCabe Funeral Home, 31950 W. Twelve Mile Rd., Farmington Hills, MI. In state Monday November 5, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. until time of service 11:00 a.m. at Northbrook Presbyterian Church, 22055 West Fourteen Mile Road, Beverly Hills. Luncheon to follow. Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Breast Cancer charity of your choice. www.mccabefuneralhome.com
EMERSON JANET M. November 1, 2012, Loving wife of Arthur. Beloved mother of Todd (Rosemary) and Lisa. Grandmother of Caitlin and Andrew. Sister of Joanne (Kevin) Zaner. Preceded in death by her parents William and Olga Prew and sister of the late William Prew, Jr. A Memorial Service to be held at Kirk in the Hills, Bloomfield Hills at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International, 24359 Northwestern Highway #225, Southfield, MI 48075 or to National Kidney Foundation, 1900 E. Jefferson, Detroit, MI 48207. Please sign Janet's online guestbook at www.cremationmichigan.com.
ESTRIDGE JOHN age 73, died October 30, 2012 in Midland, Michigan from End Stage COPD. He worked and retired from Detroit Edison. Memorial Service will be December 2, 2012 at Sanford Moose Lodge starting at 1pm. Contact Margaret Guest for additional information (989) 636-7413
FACHILLA ANNA November 1, 2012. Age 88. Contact Rudy Funeral Home for further details (586) 757-3230. Family requests donations to the Red Cross.
FLACK LEONARD J. Age 76. October 26, 2012. Beloved husband of Rosemarie. Dear father of Stanley (Linda), Bernadette Parkins, Deborah (Bill) Cadman and Michael (Abby). Loving grandfather of Racheal, Travis, Gregory, Aaron, Jacob, Joshua, Max and Baden. Great-grandfather of Nevaeh and Mina. Brother of Stanley 'Jay' and the late Frank and Larry. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visitation Sunday 2-8 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 N. Inkster Rd., Garden City (btwn. Ford Rd. and Cherry Hill). In state Monday 10:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. Mass at St. Raphael Catholic Church, 31530 Beechwood (at Merriman Rd., 2 blks. N. of Ford Rd.) www.santeiufuneralhome.com
GALKA DAVID L. passed away on November 1, 2012 at the age of 42. Cherished husband of Lara, dear son of Lawrence and Marlene, beloved brother of Cindy (John) McCarthy and Karen (Ted) Kulczycki. Loving uncle to Michael, Erica, Stephanie, and Natalie. Special son-in-law of Michael and Barbara Zebrowski; favorite brother-in-law of Lisa and Lynette Zebrowski. Dear friend of Andy, Rick, Marc, Karla, and Anne. Will also be sadly missed by furry companion Harwell. Dave is also survived by many Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and Friends. Memorial visitation on Monday, November 5th beginning at 10:30 a.m. with Funeral Mass following at 11:00 a.m. at St. Florian Catholic Church, 2626 Poland Street, Hamtramck. Arrangements entrusted to Jurkiewicz and Wilk Funeral Home. No flowers please.
GATES STANLEY L. Age 77, passed away October 5, 2012. He was born June 24, 1935 to the late Stanley and Stephanie Gacioch in Wyandotte, MI. He is survived by his son, Martin (Lisa) Gates, a daughter and four grandchildren. He is also survived by brothers Ronald (Carol) Gacioch and Lawrence (Patsy) Gates and sister Mary Anne (Edward) Williams. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother (Daniel) and sister-in-law, Sally Ann. Stan graduated from St. Mary's College (Orchard Lake, MI) and the University of Detroit Law School, and served in the United States Marine Corps. He was an active member of St. Aloysius Church in downtown Detroit, serving on the parish council and as the lead usher, a lector, a Eucharistic minister, and a reliable volunteer at parish functions. Memorial Mass Tuesday, November 13, 10 a.m. at St. Aloysius Church, 1234 Washington Blvd., Detroit, MI 48226. Memorial donations may be made to St. Aloysius Neighborhood Services at the address above or on line at www.stalsdetroit.com.
GOYKE JOAN 81, November 1, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Richard. Loving mother of Laura Radtke and Christopher (Jeannette). Grandmother of Crystal Radtke and Alex Goyke; great grandmother of Lillian Hohne; sister of the late David and Edward. Private arrangements by Gendernalik Funeral Home, New Baltimore.
GRAHAM IMOGENE Age 79. November 1, 2012. Loving wife of the late Leo. Dear mother of Christine (Marc) Phaneuf, Bruce (Tracy), Julie, and Brian. Beloved grandmother of Sean, Kirsten (Bradley) Matson, Kayla, Lyle, Erik, and Molly. She will be greatly missed by her brothers, sisters, relatives, and friends. Visitation Monday from 2 p.m. until the time of service 7 p.m. Adragna Obarzanek Funeral Home, 33250 Ryan Rd. (N. of 14 Mile Rd.), Sterling Heights.