COPELAND SUZANNE M. (CHOUINARD) Age 68. Beloved wife of the late Howard. Loving mother of Charles (Demetra) and Molly Norton (Richard). Dear grandmother of Evelyn Louise. Loving daughter of Virginia and the late Edward Chouinard. Survived by John (Sharon), Catherine (Michael) Zolik, Jean (Ben) Messore, Mary, Dennis (Peggy), Ann (Bernard) Fountain, James (Cyndi), Janet (James) Roznowski, Patrick (Teri), Judy (Dan) Wright, and the late Thomas. Loving aunt of many nieces and nephews. Memorials to Gilda's Club, 3517 Rochester Road, Royal Oak, MI 48073 appreciated. Family members may make a donation to the Cottage Fund. A memorial Mass will be offered Monday, December 13 at National Shrine of the Little Flower Church, 2100 12 Mile Rd., Royal Oak, MI., at 12 noon. Share your memories at www.sullivanfuneraldirectors.com.
COX ROBERT W. "BOB" 91, passed away peacefully at home on December 5, 2010. He will be forever loved and remembered by his loving wife of 66 years, Elizabeth "Betty" (nee Minth); his children, Lynn Cox of Del Mar, CA; Carol (Robert) Pearsall-Stetler of Milford; Nancy (Robert) Brown of Wilmington, NC; Larry Cox of Farmington; and Sally (Michael) Wujczyk of Farmington Hills; grandchildren, Bradford (Jeanne) Orr of Vista, CA; Christian (Ginger) Brown of South Bend, IN; Tim Brown and Lindsay Brown of Wilmington, NC; Carey Pearsall of Denver, CO; Chase Pearsall of Playa Del Rey, CA; and Alexandra Wujczyk of Farmington Hills; and two great grandsons, Robert and Wesley Orr of Vista, CA. Bob, a 50 year resident of Farmington, was born on March 27, 1919, in Detroit, to Frederick and Clara (Theel) Cox. He graduated from MacKenzie High School in 1937 and began working for the Jervis B. Webb Co. in Detroit in 1938. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1944 and served as a 1st lieutenant and navigator until the end of World War II. He then returned to the Webb Co., retiring after 40 years, in 1984, as an executive vice president. After retirement, he and Betty split their time between Farmington and Stuart, FL from 1984-2004. Bob was a life member of Plum Hollow Country Club in Southfield and a longtime member of the Huron River Fishing and Hunt Club in Farmington. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and golfer and above all, a loving and caring family man. Memorials may be made to The Farmington Goodfellows or to Forgotten Harvest. Arrangements for a spring memorial, through Thayer-Rock Funeral Home, will be announced separately, and at a later date. www.thayer-rock.com
CRILLEY SHIRLEY A. December 10, 2010, Age 83. Longtime resident of Birmingham and Bloomfield. Born in Cleveland, Ohio to Ava and Charles A. Tallinger, Sr. Loving wife of the late Dan. Beloved mother of Mark, Brian (Sharon) and Patrick (Elaine). Dear grandmother of Lauren, Kristina, Danielle and Shannon. Family will receive friends Sunday 4-7 p.m. at A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Road (between Maple and Big Beaver). Funeral Service Monday 1:00 p.m. at Kirk in the Hills, 1340 W. Long Lake Rd., Bloomfield. Memorials to Alzheimer's Association. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
DATCHER RHUE D. December 6, 2010 age 104. Beloved wife of the late Homer A. Datcher. Mother of the late Merlin Datcher and Rita J. McClumpha. Grandmother of Hurd McClumpha, Dynese McClumpha, Amy Glenn and Natalie Finley. Also leaves 13 great grandchildren. Memorial Services have been held. Contributions suggested to the Plymouth Rotary Foundation. Share your special thoughts and memories at www.schrader-howell.com
DeLORME MAGDALENE M. "LENA" died December 6, 2010. Born December 16, 1919. Loving wife of the late Maurice and survived by five children, Frances Thurlow, Lawrence (Carolyn) DeLorme, Margaret (Dennis) Judge, Claudia (Robert) Rebecca, Jeanne (Gary) Graca, 15 grandchildren, and 12 great grandchildren. Visitation Sunday, December 12, 2010 from 1-8 pm (Rosary at 1:30 pm) at S.K. Schultz Funeral Home, 21705 Gratiot Ave., Eastpointe, MI. Funeral at 10 am Monday, December 13, 2010 at St. Basil the Great Catholic Church, 22851 Lexington, Eastpointe, MI.
DENTON ROBERT "BOB" WILLIAM JR. Age 69. December 10, 2010. Beloved husband of the late Margaret Helm Denton. Adoring father of Ann Marie Westerberg (James), Robert W. Denton III, Tracie M. Kelly (Stephen), and Sarah Sentell (step-daughter). Proud grandfather of Andrew, Spencer, Grant, Nicolas, Darwin, James, Jasmine, and Jessica. Loving brother of MaryDo DeMeulemeester (Cy), KC Doelle, Caroline (Honey) Wundrach, Phil (Nancy), Mike (Magoo), Pat (Sissy), and Colleen (Coco) Taylor. Predeceased by parents, Robert W. and Pauline Denton, survived by loving step-mother, Dacia VanAntwerp Denton and many uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and friends. Malvern Prep. HS graduate and student at Villanova University in Philadelphia, PA. He was an auto salesman in the Detroit area for GM. Memorial Mass on Saturday December 18th at 11 a.m. at St. Vincent Ferrar, Madison Heights followed by gathering at his sister Colleen's home.
DIEHL CATHERINE L. Age 85. December 4, 2010. Catherine was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother and she will be missed by all who loved her. Cremation has taken place with no formal services scheduled. Arrangements entrusted to Thayer-Rock Funeral Home, Farmington. www.thayer-rock.com
DOMBROWSKI EDWARD A. Age 86. December 7, 2010 of Dearborn Heights. Beloved husband of the late Lucille (2004). Loving father of Sherly Brumbaugh, Richard (Penny) Dombrowski, Brian Dombrowski, Edward P. Dombrowski and the late David Dombrowski (1999). Dear brother of Henry Stawicki. Also survived by eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Visitation at the Dearborn Chapel of the Voran Funeral Home on Wednesday December 15, 2010, 2-9 p.m. with the funeral service at 7:00 p.m. Interment St. Hedwig Cemetery. Obituary/Guestbook at www.voranfuneralhome.com
DONOHER FATHER EDWARD (NED) CSB passed from this life on December 11, 2010 at Sacred Heart Home, Oregon, Ohio. Ned was born on December 18, 1923 and ordained on December 17, 1949. He spent almost all of his long life of service (1951 - 2004) at Detroit Catholic Central High School. He will be remembered fondly by his students, his brother Donald of Dayton, OH and his many nieces and nephews. Wake services will be held at Catholic Central High School, 27225 Wixom Rd., Novi on Friday, December 17, 2010, from 5-9 p.m. Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated at St. Fabian Church, 32200 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 18, 2010.
DOWNING BETTY JUNE (MUELLER) KILLEA 84, formerly of Grosse Pointe and Detroit, passed away peacefully, November 30, 2010 in Brooksville, Fla. Widow of Thomas J. Killea (USAF ret.), she is survived by their five children Kathleen (Charles) Mutch of Novi, Coleen Wiebner of Va., Kevin (Kathleen) Killea of Tenn., and Terence (Margaret) Killea and Sean (Leighann) Killea of R. I. She is also survived by her devoted husband of 21 years, Edward T. Downing, seven step-children, 29 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Betty had been a military wife, was a skilled seamstress and cake designer, and owned and operated a business with her husband in West Warwick, R.I. before their retirement to Fla. Both were actively involved in Brooksville American Legion Post 99. Memorial services took place December 4, 2010 in Brooksville. Betty will be greatly missed by family, friends and those who were touched by her kind and generous nature.