WEISS PAUL JR., age 84, a long time resident of Madison Heights, passed away August 17, 2013. Beloved husband of Marilyn. Dear father of Rene Jorgensen, Kim McMahon and Paula Weiss-Price. Loving grandfather of James II, Joshua, Heidi, Michele, Kristy and Brent. Great grandfather of Benjamin. Brother of Frances (Joe) Pomaville and the late Agnes Slemer. Visitation Friday 3-8 p.m. at Edward Swanson & Son Funeral Home, 30351 Dequindre, Madison Heights, Michigan 48071. Funeral Saturday 11 a.m. at White Chapel Cemetery, 621 W. Long Lake Rd. at Crooks Rd., Troy MI 48098. Share a memory at edwardswansonandsonfuneralhome.com
WOODEN CHRISTOPHER M. Age 52, August 31, 2013. Beloved husband of Elizabeth. Loving father of Carolyn and Thomas. Dearest son of John and Mary. Brother of Charna Wooden and Sarah (Frederick) Gallagher. Son-in-law of Jane (the late Duane) Somers. Also survived by nieces, nephews, in-laws and friends. Memorial gathering Friday from 5-9 p.m. at McCabe Funeral Home, 31950 W. Twelve Mile Rd. Memorial gathering Saturday 10:30 a.m. until time of Mass 11 a.m. at St. Fabian Catholic Church, 32200 W. Twelve Mile Rd, Farmington Hills. Memorials may be made to Gleaners Food Bank. www.mccabefuneralhome.com
WUNDERLICH ROBERT H. "ROB" age 62, of Pleasant Ridge, August 30, 2013. Survived by wife, Eileen; daughters, Samantha and Charlotte; father, Robert E.; brother, Keith (Mary); nieces and nephews, David, Sarah, Robert J. and Daniel; mother-in-law, Juliet Schneider; brother-in-law, Jerry Schneider (Sue Mindlin) and sister-in-law, Diane Schneider. Also survived by the family dog, Coda and cat, Rilo. Predeceased by mother, Jean. Rob is known for his love and dedication to his family and friends. Always a song playing in the background, he had a lifelong love and commitment to the arts, especially public school music programs. Remembered for his wit and quirky sense of humor, his love of the Big Bang Theory, Dilbert and anything that involved bacon. Memorial visitation Thursday 3 8 p.m. at Spaulding & Curtin Funeral Directors, 500 W. Nine Mile Rd., Ferndale. A Celebration of Rob's Life will be held Friday 11 a.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Ferndale Schools Fine Arts Boosters, 881 Pinecrest, Ferndale 48220 or Ronald McDonald House of Detroit. www.spauldingcurtin.com
YORKE LYNN A. age 68, August 31, 2013, of Redford. Beloved husband of Helen. Loving father of Michelle (Jason) Vance, Kimberly Christe and Tracy Lagana. Dear grandfather of many. His family suggests donations to the Veterans Administration Hospital, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
ZUZACK ROBERT R. September 2, 2013. Age 93 of Flat Rock. Beloved husband of the late Irene. Loving father of Robert T. Zuzack and Cynthia Dagger. Dear brother of the late Louis Zuzack Jr. and the late Evelyn Maruca. Dearest grandfather of Lauren (Nick) DeAvila, Lindsay and Jason Dagger. Loving great-grandfather of Montanna Dagger, Lilly and Olivia DeAvila. Visitation Friday, September 6, 2013 from 2- 9 p.m. with a Prayer service 6:00 p.m. at the Dearborn Chapel of Voran Funeral Home, 23701 Ford Road. (313) 278-5100. Funeral service Saturday 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment St. Hedwig Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Wounded Warriors. Visit our online guestbook and share memories at www.voranfuneralhome.com
CHODYNIECKI CARL M. of Waterford; August 28, 2013; age 65; Loving father of David (Jennifer) Chodyniecki, Cheryl (Stanley) Pobe and Timothy (Kristen) Davis; Beloved grandfather of Brenden, Tyler and Brianna Chodyniecki, Sammantha and Christopher Gendron and Alyssa and Timothy Davis. Dear brother of Ben (Dorothy), Carleen Ward (late John), Julia (Gene) Zyla and preceded in death by Edward, Albert (Loraine), Alex and Joseph; Brother in law of Viola, Rose and Irma. Mr. Chodyniecki was a graphic artist, was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was a member and trustee of V.F.W. Heart of the Lakes Post #1008. The Funeral Mass will be held Friday, September 6, 2013, 10:30 a.m. at Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church, 2700 Waldon Road, Orion Twp. Celebrant Father Joe Dailey. The family will receive friends Thursday 3 to 8 p.m. at the Riverside Chapel, Simpson-Modetz Funeral Home, 5630 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford, and at the church on Friday from 10 a.m. until time of Mass. Scripture Service Thursday 6:30 p.m. Rite of Committal Great Lakes National Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the V.F.W. Heart of the Lakes Post #1008. Online guest book www.modetzfuneralhomes.com
COWHERD BARBARA age 78, died at home on September 2, 2013. Barb is survived by her loving husband, Grant Cowherd; nieces (Carol, Kathleen, Lynn, and Marlayne) and nephews (Mike and Steve); precious grandchildren, Adam and Amanda Cowherd; stepchildren, Steven (Cheryl) and Todd Cowherd. She was preceded in death by her brothers (Jack and Roy), sisters (Hazel and Mabel), and parents, William and Ellen Brown. Barb's wishes are to remember her wonderful life with the treasured memories shared with her loved ones. Her family suggests donations to the Humane Society.
DIDYK IRENE, 84, a lifelong resident of Dearborn, died September 1, 2013. Irene is survived by her children, Myron (Jean) Didyk, Jeannette (Robert) Jensen, Peter (Mary Ann) Didyk, and Linda (Jeff) Brassell; 13 grandchildren and 12 great grand-children. Sadly, Irene was preceded in death by her husband, Myron (d.1996) and daughter, Karen (Richard) Ostin (d. 2005). Visitation Wednesday, September 4, 2-8 pm, with a 7 pm Rosary, at the Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, 23720 Farmington Rd., (btw. 9-10 Mile Rds., just N of Grand River), downtown Farmington (248-474-5200). Funeral Mass Thursday, September 5, 11:00 am (in state 10:30 am) St. Gerald Catholic Church, 21300 Farmington Rd., Farmington. Interment St. Hedwig Cemetery, Dearborn. Memorial gifts suggested to the American Diabetes Association, diabetes.org www.heeney-sundquist.com
DOYLE WAYNE E. Age 74, September 2, 2013. Beloved husband of Barbara (nee Wolanin) for 53 years. Loving father of Brian and Mark. Dear brother of the late Tom and uncle to Dennis, Jeff, Craig, Chris, Jimmy and Nicole. Dear brother-in-law of Pam (the late Jim) Maiga, Phyllis Wolanin and the late Bill Wolanin. Wayne enjoyed hunting, fishing and especially his family. Visitation Wednesday 3-9p.m. with a 7p.m. Scripture Service at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. 36900 Schoenherr Rd. at Metro Pkwy (16 Mile Rd.). Funeral Thursday In State 9a.m. at St. Blase Catholic Church, 12151 15 Mile Rd. (between Schoenherr and Van Dyke) until time of Mass at 9:30 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guestbook" at WujekCalcaterra.com
EBERHARDT GERALD L., Aug 31, 2013. Age 77. Beloved husband of Rosalie. Dear father of Richard (Lorri), Victoria Slavik (Richard), and Frank. Loving grandfather of six and great-grandfather of six. Brother of Msgr. Anthony Bolman, Annie Gabel, Frank Eberhardt, Marjorie Robinson, and Rose Spring. Funeral Service Friday 10 a.m. at the A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Avenue at Vernier Road, Grosse Pointe Woods. Visitation Thursday 2-9 p.m ahpeters.com
GILMORE JAMES EARL went home to be with his Lord, July 24, 2013. He is the son of the late H. Earl and Ruth Shull Gilmore.
HOLZER WALTRAUT E. Age 87, September 2, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Franz. Dearest mother of Karl (Diane), Ingrid Soulliere, Frank (Janet), Barbara (Corby) Mason and the late Wilfred. Proud grandmother of eight, great grandmother of 17 and great great grandmother of seven. Dear sister of Manfred (Ruth) Schirrmann. Visitation Thursday 3-9p.m. Funeral Friday 11:30a.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. (Shelby Twp.) 54880 Van Dyke at 25 Mile Rd. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com
IRVING DELTHA M. age 64, September 1, 2013. Beloved wife of Dale for 30 years. Dearest mother of Paulina (Ray) Parcher, Rocky (Angie) Johnson and step-mother of Dawn Irving and Danielle Irving. Proud grandmother of 10 and great-grandmother of two. A memorial service is to be planned. www.mccabefuneralhome.com
KLEIN EMERY Beloved husband of 45 years of Diane Klein. Cherished father of Jeffrey (Cara) Klein and Barbara (Ira) Zaltz. Loving Grandpa of Spencer and Griffin Klein, Zoe and Isabel Zaltz. Devoted son of the late Ervin and the late Helen Klein and step-son of the late Frida Klein. Brother of the late Bernard (the late Agnes) Klein, and the late Judith Klein. Step brother of the late Tommy (Rene) Mandel. Brother-in-law of Rhoda and Dan Glickman, Mark and Wendy Yura. Loving uncle of Ronnie and Stacy Klein, Susie and Howard Bruch. Also survived by many other loving nieces, nephews, cousins and a world of friends. SERVICES WERE HELD FRIDAY AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL. 248-569-0020. INTERMENT WAS AT OAKVIEW CEMETERY. www.irakaufman.com.
PEHLIS GEORGE Age 81, of Clearwater, Florida. Loving husband of the late Nitsa. Dear father of Katina Pehlis, Demetrios (Melissa) Pehlis and Maria (Nick) Fiotakis. Beloved grandfather of Nitsa and Michael Fiotakis and Christina and Emily Pehlis. Brother of Despina Kotsoyianis. Visitation Thursday 1-8 p.m. at S.K. Schultz Funeral Home, 43300 Garfield (N. of 19 Mile) with a 7 p.m. Trisagion Service. In state Friday 9:30 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, 11455 Metropolitan Parkway, Sterling Heights until funeral service 10 a.m. Interment Cadillac Memorial Gardens East. Share a memory at www.SchultzFuneral Home.com.
PLOTKOWSKI JOHN EDWARD September 2, 2013. Age 87. Beloved husband of Gloria (nee Nowak). Loving father of John (Patrice) Plott and Douglas Plotkowski. Loving grandfather of seven and great grandfather of two. Dearest brother of Barbara Lorence. Predeceased by brothers George, Aloysius, Eugene and sisters Agnes Arsenault, Virginia Parker and Marion Viviano. John was a WWII Army Veteran in the 422nd infantry regiment, 106th infantry division. He was in the Battle of the Bulge and a POW / MIA. He received the following medals: Purple Heart, Good Conduct, American Campaign, European African Middle Eastern Campaign, with 3 bronze stars, WWII Victory Medal and POW Medal. Visitation Thursday 6-8 p.m. and Friday 3-8 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons Inc. 36900 Schoenherr Rd. at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Rosary Friday 7:00 p.m. In state Saturday 9:00 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. time of Mass at St. Martin de Porres Church, 31555 Hoover Rd. (N. of 13 Mile Rd.). Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen appreciated. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com.
REBITS JAMES LOUIS age 66, September 1, 2013 of Chesterfield. Beloved husband of Suzanne (nee: Dalbec) Rebits. Dear father of Brian (Poly) Rebits and Benjamin (Kimberly) Rebits. Four grandchildren. Brother of Carol Lee Price, Donna Noel and the late John Rebits. Visitation Wednesday, Sept. 4 from 3-8 p.m. at Price Funeral Home, 3725 Rochester Rd. (between Big Beaver and Wattles), Troy (248-689-0700). Service on Thursday at 12 noon at the funeral home. Memorials to the Wounded Warrior Project. Share memories with the online guestbook at www.pricefuneralhome.net.
REECE MARY ANN (CLARK) age 81 of Richmond died Aug 31, 2013. 1950 graduate of All Girls Catholic Central High School and 1967 graduate of WSU. Began teaching at Osborne High School in Detroit and later retired from Richmond High School after 20 years. Survived by her children; Thomas (Donna), Mary and Joseph (Ann) Ramirez, siblings; Thomas and George (Paulette) Clark and the late Joseph Clark, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 11:30a.m. in Rewalt Funeral Home, Richmond with visiting starting at 10:30a.m.
RICHARD LEO J. age 83, of Shelby Twp., Michigan, died September 3, 2013. He is survived by his children; Carol (Thomas) Lewandowski, Sharon (Dennis) Siladke, Shelley Richard, Pamela Richard, Leo Richard, and Nancy McLean; 15 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Siblings; Irene DeSantis and Joanne (James) Traskie. Preceded in death by his wife Barbara and brother Gerald. A 12 p.m. Memorial Service Friday, September 6, 2013 at Gramer Funeral Home, Diener Chapel, 48271 Van Dyke Ave (S. of 22) Shelby Twp., MI 48317, 586-731-4150. Memorial Gathering Friday 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. To read the complete obituary visit www.GramerFuneralHome.com
STEWART MARTIN D. Age 68, Sept. 2, 2013. Beloved husband of Kathleen (nee Reed). Loving brother Beverly Morey. Dearest uncle of Vincenzo (Lisa) Lapico. Dear brother-in-law of Francis (Marlene) Reed, Sr. Dear uncle of Francis Jr. (Teri), Suzanne (Douglas), Timothy, Deborah, Michele (John), Patrick (Lori) and great-uncle to Melissa, Analise, Matthew, John, Victoria, Mallory, Madeline, Emily, Sophia and Olivia. Special friend of Jean and John Amos, Hoyt and Joan Peckham, David and Joanne Nemer and many more. Visitation Thursday 2-9 p.m. Funeral Service Friday 11 a.m. at the David J. Wysocki Funeral Home, 29440 Ryan Rd.(one block N. of 12 Mile Rd.), Warren.