FAUVER IRENE "BY" PARROTT (NEE BYERLEIN) December 18, 2012. Age 83, peacefully at home in Bloomfield Hills, MI. Loving wife of the late John W. Fauver. She was predeceased by her first husband John E. Parrott. Devoted mother of Larry Parrott (Marnie), Tina Carson, Gina Parrott, and John Parrott (Liz). Wonderful grandmother of Emily McBean (Colin), Gillian Goodfriend (Steve), Tamara Moores (John), Megan Petzold, Mikayla Parrott, and Aidan Parrott. Great-grandmother of Kenna and Lila McBean, Eva Goodfriend, and Chloe Moores. Also survived by John Fauver's children Johanna Johnson, Jeffrey Fauver (Lora); grandchildren Amy, Sarah, Erick, Toby, John W. III, Jeffrey Jr., and six great-grandchildren. By was the sister of Ann Svenson (Swede), Donald "Ace" Byerlein (Phyllis), John K. Byerlein (Myrenna), and Kay Mullen Browne. Sister-in-law of Julie Byerlein. Predeceased by John's son John W. Fauver, Jr. and siblings Pat Byerlein and Dibby Rodgers. Memorial service Saturday, January 5, 2013 11 a.m. at Kirk in the Hills, 1340 W. Long Lake Rd., Bloomfield Hills, MI. In lieu of flowers, family suggests memorials to the Boys and Girls Clubs of SE Michigan or the Boys and Girls Clubs of Indian River County, Florida. A.J. Desmond & Sons, (248) 549-0500. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com.
FORTNER CHARLES B. "CHUCK" December 16, 2012. Age 83. He will always be remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather. Longtime employee of Ford Motor Co. Tractor Division. Proud veteran of the United States Army Korea. Beloved husband of Gloria for almost 60 years. Loving father of Robert (Debra), Kristyn Wilson (Chris) and David (Denise). Proud grandfather of Jason, Elissa (Roy), Lauren (fiancé Josh), Courtney and Grant. Great grandfather to be of a baby boy due in February. A memorial service will be held at a later date at First United Methodist Church of Birmingham. Please check funeral home website in the future for information. A.J. Desmond & Sons 248-549-0500. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
GALEA JANET December 15, 2012. Loving mother of Ann Galea (Keith Opalach), John (Leah), Cheryl (Keith) Dunne. Nine grandchildren. Three great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her mother Ann Hargreaves. Mass of the Resurrection on December 28, 11 a.m., visitation 10 a.m. at St. Constance Church, 21555 Kinyon, Taylor.
GILFILLAN RALPH ROY age 92 of Rochester Hills, December 20, 2012. Loving husband of the late Josephine. Dear father of Mary Hunt, Thomas Gifillan and Geraldine (Lee) Mathiak. Cherished grandfather of A.J., Gregory, Matthew and Michael (Jessica). Great-grandfather of Ryder and Dylan. Brother of James (the late Georgeann) Gilfillan, Daisy (Mac) McLeer, Ruth (the late George) Michael and the late Howard Gilfillan. Ralph was a life member of the Knights of Columbus and a member of St. Irenaeus Catholic Church. Funeral Mass, Thursday, December 27, 2012, 10:00 a.m. with an in state time of 9:00 a.m. at St. Irenaeus Catholic Church, 771 Old Perch Road, Rochester Hills. Interment White Chapel Cemetery. Suggested memorials to Lourdes Senior Community C/O Mendelson House, or Mercy Hospice. Arrangements in the care of the Potere-Modetz Funeral Home, online guestbook www.modetzfuneralhomes.com
GURTOWSKY ELIZABETH "BETTY JANE" Of Farmington Hills, died December 21, 2012. Betty is the beloved wife of the late Lawrence (d. 1998); devoted mother of Lawrence Jr. (the late Sheila), Paula (Wayne) Kennedy, David (Kim), Pamela (Carl) Feathers, Gail (Dan) DiPonio, Claudia (Dr. Stephen) Riedy, Rebecca (Rick) Moller, and Brian (Kathy). Cherished grandmother of 20, great-grandmother of 17. In addition to her husband, Betty was preceded in death by her sister, Theresa Haire, and brothers, Edward "Bud" and Jack Turner. Funeral Mass Thursday, December 27, 10 a.m. (in state 9:30 a.m.) at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, 23615 Power Rd., Farmington. Visitation Wednesday, December 26, 2-9 p.m., with a 7 p.m. Rosary and remembrances, at the Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, 23720 Farmington Rd., (between 9-10 Mile Rds., just N of Grand River), downtown Farmington (248-474-5200). Interment Holy Sepulchre. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts suggested to Lupus Foundation of America, lupus.org, or United Cerebral Palsy Association, ucp.org. heeney-sundquist.com
HANSON GERALD "GERRY" Age 72 December 21, 2012. Beloved husband of the late Valerie. Loving father of Lisa (Bryan) Kurtz, Lynda (Tim) Pierson, Gerry (Andrea) Hanson, Kathi Hanson, Lorraine (Roberto) D'Angelo and Stephen Yenkel. Proud grandfather of 12 and great- grandfather of four. Dearest brother of Burnell Hanson, Donald (Sara) Hanson and Paul (Diane) Hanson. Gerry was founder of Hanson-Renaissance Court Reporting and was also a member of NCRA, MAPCR and the Mt. Clemens Rotary. Visitation Thursday 3-8 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons Inc. 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Funeral Friday in state 10:00 a.m. at Bethel Lutheran Church 26400 Little Mack (btw. 10 and 11 Mile Rds.) until time of Service at 11:00 a.m. Donations are welcome to the American Diabetes Association. Entombment Clinton Grove Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com
HILL RUTH December 20th age 88 of Canton. Beloved wife of the late Donald. Loving mother of Bruce (Diane) Hill, Craig (Patty) Hill, Donna (Allan) Nahajewski and Donald Hill. Grandma of Angela (Kirk) Figley, Missy (Dave) Boyd, Kristy and Lisa Hill, Chris (Kim) Tomatti, Jamie (Kyle) Stearns and great grandma of eight. Services were held at Fred Wood Funeral Home-Rice Chapel Livonia, Saturday December 22nd. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Mercy Palliative Care Center, Care of the Advancement Department, 5305 East Huron River Drive P.O. Box 995 Ann Arbor, MI 48106-0995. Please share memories at fredwoodfuneralhome.com
JAGOSZ JOHN JOSEPH 78 of Cedar, passed away on Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at his home with his loving wife at his side. John was born on July 19, 1934 in Detroit, MI to the late Walter and Mary (Zbrudzewski) Jagosz. He married Kathryn Ann Baetz on September 6, 1980 also in Detroit. Please visit www. reynolds-jonkhoff.com for service information and to read the complete obituary.
JAKUBIEC BERNARD A. December 21, 2012. Age 93. Dear brother of the late Stanley Jakubiec, Stephanie Miszuda, Florian "Blackie" (Loretta) Jakubiec, and Helen Haddon. Surviving nieces and nephew. Visitation Friday, 9 a.m. at Our Lady Queen of Angels Church, 4200 Martin Ave. (2 blocks S. of Michigan Ave.), until the time of Funeral Mass 10 a.m. Interment with U.S. Naval Honors at St. Hedwig Cemetery, Dearborn Heights. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Adragna Obarzanek Funeral Home, 33250 Ryan Rd., Sterling Heights, (586-939-7200).
JASINA ROSE F. of St. Clair Shores, age 91, passed away on December 15, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Stanley Jasina Sr. Dearest mother of Larry, Jackie, Stanley, Connie and Marty (deceased). Proud grandmother of 11 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. A private family service and memorial gathering will be held at a later date. Donations to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen, 1820 Mt. Elliott, Detroit, MI 48207 will be accepted in her memory.