WIRICK STEPHEN E. Age 60, February 14, 2013. Beloved fiancee of Dianne Andrusiak. Loving son of George E. and the late Betty Jo Wirick. Brother of Paula (Rick) Slack and Donald (Carla) Wirick. Also many nieces, nephews, neighbors, and friends. Visitation at Querfeld Funeral Home, 1200 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, MI 48124, Sunday, February 17, from 2 to 5 p.m. followed by a 5 p.m. service. www.querfeldfuneralhome.com
BAND BUNNY Beloved wife of the late Jeffrey Anbender. Dear mother of Casey Marie Anbender. Cherished sister of Harriet (Norman) Rotter, Judith (Richard) Komer and Jeffrey (Meredith Weston-Band) Band. Adored daughter of the late Herman Band and the late Dorothy Band Cooperman. Also survived by loving nieces, nephews, other relatives and many close friends. SERVICES 2 P.M. SUNDAY AFTERNOON AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020. INTERMENT CLOVER HILL PARK CEMETERY. www.irakaufman.com.
BARTOLD JOANNA, Age 77 of Warren, Ml went home to her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 leaving behind her beloved husband and best friend, Leonard and her seven children, Leonard (Linda), Laurence (Marìa), Lauren (Michael), Timothy (Marìanna), Suzanne (Torn), Richard(Susan) and Thomas (Michelle) along with 42 grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Also surviving are two loving sisters, Eleanor (James) and Carol (Bob) along with many nieces, nephews, and friends, most importantly her BEST BUDDY, Edie Sobczak. Joanna was born to the Late James and Stella Jozefkowicz of Cleveland, Ohio; Joanna married the love of her life, Lenny on June 13, 1953 and they would be celebrating their 60th Anniversary this year. Joanna was the MOST unforgettable woman anyone could meet and will be FOREVER missed by ALL until we meet together in Our Eternal Home. Visitation Thursday 4-8 p.m with Rosary at 7:00 p.m. and Friday 3-8 p.m. with Rosary at 8:00 p.m. at Schultz Funeral Home, 21705 Gratiot Ave. Eastpointe, MI 48021 (586)775-2200 Funeral Mass at Assumption Grotto Catholic Church, 13770 Gratiot Ave, Detroit, Ml. ln State Saturday 9:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. Mass. Burial Immediately following Mass in the Assumption Grotto Cemetery.
BIGELMAN MYRON Beloved husband of the late Meryle Bigelman. Dearest brother of Rhoda (Charles) Oram. Also remembered by many loving family members and friends. GRAVESIDE SERVICES TODAY 1:00 PM AT BETH EL MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY, LIVONIA. ARRANGEMENTS BY THE DORFMAN FUNERAL CHAPEL 248-406-6000 or visit www.thedorfmanchapel.com
BIONDO SALVATORE Age 89. Passed away on February 13th, 2013. Born in St. Louis, Missouri on July 29th, 1923, to the late John and Vita (Vitale) Biondo. He is preceded in death by his beloved, devoted wife Lillian Biondo (Olesky), brother Fred Biando, sister Mona Mazzola (Biondo), and son John Biondo. He is survived by his sister Katherine Kuretich (Biondo), daughter Christine (Robert) Phillips, son Samuel (Mary Jo) Biondo, daughter Bonita Mester, and son Joseph (Terese) Biondo; grandchildren Annie, Robbie, Melissa, Angie, Alan (Amy), Amanda (Tony), Sean (Marisa), Lisa, John (Lori), Kristin (Christopher), Holly, Noelle (Mark), Hannah, Sarah, and Joshua; great-grandchildren Kyle, Bianca, Jessica, Clayton, Jacob, Cierrah, Marissa, Aiden, Allison, Elaina, Aubrie, Nathanial, Megan, Addison; great-great-grandson Lucas, and many nieces, nephews, and friends. A World War II decorated veteran of the Navy, Salvatore served in the Pacific theater on Submarine Chaser SC736, where he achieved the rank of Motor Machinist's Mate, First Class. He was employed for many years and retired from Soley Tool and Die at the age of 65. He was an avid Tigers and Lions fan, an auto dismantler extraordinaire, and a connoisseur of non-ferrous metals (aluminum). Salvatore lived an exemplary life of service to his family and his country, providing for all with selflessness. He always put the needs of others ahead of his own. Visitation will be Friday 2-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. prayer service at the Sterling Heights Chapel of the E.J. Mandziuk & Son Funeral Directors, Inc., 3801 18 Mile Road (NW corner of Ryan). Funeral Mass Saturday 11 a.m. at St. Mark Catholic Church, 4257 Bart Avenue, Warren, MI. Salvatore will lie in state at 10:30 a.m. until time of Mass. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Donations can be made to Blue Water Hospice, 1430 Military Street, Port Huron, MI 48060
BUSZKA MANILLA M., passed away peacefully in her sleep on February 8th at the age of 94. She was preceded in death by her husband Edward. Manilla is survived by two sons, Albert (Patricia) and David (Judy); six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Visitation will take place at Hosmer Muehlig Funeral Chapel (Dexter) on Sunday 2:00-8:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Monday 10:30 a.m., at St. Joseph Village Church (corner of 4th and Dover). Please visit www.hosmermuehlig.com to sign the guestbook or leave a condolence.
CARNAGHI ROSEMARY February 12, 2013 Age 77. Beloved sister of Louis (Sarah), Larry (Sandy) and Joann (Joseph) Egelski. Dear aunt of Anthony, Caroline, Catherine, Matthew, Megan, Elizabeth, Jennifer and the late Christine. Visitation at the Sterling Heights Chapel of Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 13650 E. Fifteen Mile Road (at Schoenherr) Friday 2:00 pm to 9:00 pm with evening Rosary 7:00 pm. Funeral Saturday at St. Ronald Catholic Church, 17701 15 Mile Road, Clinton Twp. (Between: Garfield and Groesbeck) In State 10:00 am until time of Mass 10:30 am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Capuchins. Share a memory at www.bcfh.com
CARROLL RUTH VIRGINIA Born July 29, 1928 in Detroit. Went to be with the Lord Feb. 13, 2013. She is the mother of David C. (Judi) Louzon, James E. (Tina) Louzon, and the late Douglas C. Louzon. Grandmother of Michelle (Jon) Levering and Erin Fairman. Great-grandmother to Austin and Mitchell Levering and Oliver Fairman. Visitation Friday, 2-9 p.m. at A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 32000 Schoenherr at Masonic (13 1/2 mile) Warren. Service Saturday, 11:00 a.m. at Christ Lutheran Church, 32300 Schoenherr, Warren. In state 10:00 am. Memorial contributions to Christ Lutheran Church. ahpeters.com
CARUTHERS MARJORIE 82, of Farmington Hills, February 12, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Charles. Dear mother of Rodger (Darlene) and Brad (Catherine). Loving grandmother of Elena, David and Caroline Caruthers. Dear aunt and caring friend of many. A Memorial Service will be held at Mt. Hope Congregational Church, 30330 Schoolcraft Rd., Livonia, Saturday, March 16, 11 am. Memorials may be directed to Mt. Hope Congregational Church Memorial Fund or to The Leukemia Research Foundation, 3520 Lake Ave, Suite 202, Wilmette, IL 60091. Please share a memory at www.rggrharris.com.
CELESTE DOROTHY FLORENCE Born February 6, 1918. Age 95. Died Saturday, February 9, 2013, in her residence, surrounded by her loving family and friends. Dorothy was preceded in death by husband George D. Schmidt and second husband Charles Celeste. Dorothy was a beloved sister, wife, mother, stepmother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, great-aunt and dear friend and will be sorely missed for her quiet, gentle love and caring. She was an active member of the Redford Senior Community. Private funeral services will be held. A devout catholic, a memorial mass will be held at Our Lady of Loretto, on Saturday, February 16th at 11:30 a.m. Donations can be made in Dorothy's name to Notre Dame Academy in Toledo, Ohio, Hospice of Michigan or a charity of your choice.
CORACI FRANCES M. (NEE ANGELO) Age 83, February 12, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Peter. Loving mother of Michael (Janice), Philip (Denise), Charlene (Robert) Hauler and Lisa (Sam) Allinder. Proud grandmother of 13, great grandmother of six. Dearest sister of Peter (Anne) Angelo, Lena (Jasper) Terzo, Joann (Jim) Cearlock and the late Pauline (the late Larry) Kambeitz. Visitation Saturday 3-9pm, Sunday 1-9pm with 7:30pm K of C Rosary at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons Inc. 54880 Van Dyke at 25 Mile. Funeral Monday In state 9:00am at St. Paul of Tarsus Church, 41300 Romeo Plank at Canal until time of Mass at 9:30am. In lieu of flowers, donations are welcome to the Marine Corps League. Entombment Cadillac Memorial Gardens East. Share memories with the family at their "On Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com
COWELL ROBERT age 86 of Troy formerly of North Ridgeville, Ohio died February 13, 2013. Beloved husband of Marilyn (Adams) Cowell. Dear father of Douglas (Faye) Cowell, Elaine (Mark) Sikula, David Cowell, Brian (Laura) Cowell and Diane (Jeff) Wieferich. Six grandchildren and five great-grand-children. Visitation Sunday February 17, 2013 from 3-8 p.m. at Price Funeral Home, 3725 Rochester Road (between Big Beaver and Wattles Roads), Troy. (248) 689-0700. Funeral Monday 11:00 a.m. at funeral home. Inurnment at a future date at the Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly, Michigan. Memorials to the Beaumont Foundation. Share memories with the online register book at www.pricefuneralhome.net
DiBIANCA FRANK Age 80, February 13, 2013. Loving husband to Judy. Dear father to Larry (Debbie), Debbie (Andy) Kapusta, Tom (Denese) and Cindy (Ken) Kuehnel. Grandfather of eight and great-grandfather of four. Visitation Saturday 3-8 p.m. and Sunday 1-8 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary at S.K. Schultz Funeral Home, 43300 Garfield (n. of 19 Mile). In state Monday 9:00 a.m. at St. Peter Catholic Church, 95 Market St. in Mt. Clemens until funeral Mass 9:30 a.m. Share a memory at www.SchultzFuneralHome.com
DOLLAR GEORGE W. Age 85 February 14, 2013. Beloved husband of the late Dorothy "Jean" Dollar. Dear father of Kathy (Michael) Umbarger and Michael Dollar. Cherished grandfather of Marie, Erich, Lauren and Megan. Brother of Robert (Jeri) Dollar and the late Harold Dollar. Funeral at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Road (between 14-15 Mile Rds.) Monday 10 a.m. Friends may visit Sunday 3-8 p.m. Memorials appreciated to the Alzheimer's Association. Obituary and condolences at lynchfuneraldirectors.com
ELIZONDO WILLIAM T. February 12, 2013. Age 26. Beloved son of Kathleen Elizondo and Manuel, Jr. (Terry) Elizondo. Dearest brother of Leslie (Nick) Zager, Paul (Jaclyn) Elizondo and Krissy (John) Muller. Loving uncle of John, Aidan, Layne and Estelle. Dear grandson of William McCue. Survived by many loving relatives and friends. Visitation Saturday 3-9 pm and Sunday 1pm until 5 pm time of funeral at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com
GINN JENNIE B. 81, of Detroit, MI. went home to be with her Lord and Savior on February 11, 2013. She was born on August 15, 1931 in Cedartown, Georgia to Ivay and Jennie Johnson. She was a loving supportive mother and grandmother, a strong independent business-women and a kind hearted friend and mother figure to many. She leaves to cherish her wonderful memory her son, Ivory Triandos (Angela) Graves; two loving granddaughters, Kendall and Sheridan; eight sisters, Velma Sewell, Annette (Roosevelt) Byrd, Burnette Mixon, Patricia Meadows, Mary Finley, Norma Jean Bowden, Shirley Reddick and Nancy Wilson; one brother, John (Emma) Johnson; and a host of special nieces, nephews, cousins, the Directions family, and countless friends and clients. Visitation: Sunday February 17th from 9a.m.-9 p.m. at the James H. Cole, 16100 Schaefer Hwy, Detroit, MI 48235. Family Hour: Monday, February 18th at 10 a.m. immediately followed by the funeral at 11 a.m. at the Hartford Memorial Baptist Church 18700 James Couzens Fwy. Detroit, MI 48235.
GRANDA ROBERT E. Age 80 of Midland. Died Wednesday morning February 13, 2013 at Colonial Villa in Midland. He was born on November 18, 1932 in Birmingham, son of the late Joseph and Martha (Garlitz) Granda. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Saturday February 16, 2013 from St. Agnes Catholic Church with Fr. Daniel Fox OFM Cap. as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Agnes Cemetery. Robert's family will receive friends at the Ware-Smith-Woolever Funeral Home, 1200 W. Wheeler Street on Friday from 4-7 p.m. and at the church on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until time of mass. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider St. Agnes Catholic Church or the Alzheimers Association. Arrangements for Robert were entrusted to the care of the Ware-Smith-Woolever Funeral Directors.
HEATH BARBARA ANN Age 79 of Summerfield, Florida, formerly of Royal Oak. February 11, 2013. Loving wife of Cecil L. Heath. Dearest mother of Daniel J.(Shirley), Donald F., Patrick C. (Debi Holden), Paul D., Thomas A., Shiela M. Heath and Deborah A. (Jeffery) Workman. Eleven grandchildren and four great-grand-children. Visitation Friday 1:00-8:00 p.m. at the R.J. Nixon Funeral Home, Wyandotte. Rosary Friday 5 p.m. Funeral services Saturday 11:30 a.m. at St Joseph Catholic Church, Wyandotte. In state 11:00 a.m. Burial Our Lady of Hope Cemetery.
HURTUBISE CHARLES L. "LOU" 83 of Southfield, MI passed away February 13, 2013. Dearest husband of Elaine. Survived by sons Louis Jr. Daniel, David (Diane)and Christopher (Jody). Proud grandfather of Jen, Alex, Sara, Matt, Michelle, Rachel, Jocelyn and Zack and many loving nieces and nephews. He was a United States Army veteran. Lou retired from Ford Tractor after 36 years of service. He was active with his sons in Scouting and his local parish, St. Bede. In retirement Lou volunteered for 15 years with Meals on Wheels. He was also a tireless volunteer at many Detroit area soup kitchens. His last charitable act was the donation of his body to the Wayne State University School of Medicine. A Mass of Remembrance will be held Saturday February 16th at 11 a.m. at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Catholic Church, 32340 Pierce St. in Beverly Hills. The family will receive visitors from 10:30-11:00 a.m. at the church prior to mass. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Aloysius Neighborhood Services, 1232 Washington Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226.
KAZANOWSKI CHARLOTTE B. (KOTLINSKI) Age 96, February 13, 2013. Beloved wife of the late John L. Kazanowski. Loving mother of Robert (Diane), Roger, Dr. John (Cindy) and the late Larry (Cara). Dear grandmother of Kristin, John, Christopher, David, Justin, Adam, Michael, Katelyn, Ali and the late Adam. Sister of Dolores, Lillian, the late Joseph, the late Eugene, the late Helen and the late William. Visitation Friday 3-8 p.m. at the Harry J. Will Funeral Home 37000 Six Mile Rd. in Livonia. Funeral service Saturday, in state 11:00 a.m. until the time of Mass at 11:30 a.m. at St. Colette Catholic Church, 17600 Newburgh Rd. in Livonia. Charlotte will be remembered for her vibrant zest for life. Memorial contributions may be made to Alhambra Charity, lnc. Order of Alhambra 4200 Leeds Ave., Baltimore, MD 21229.
KREFT VICTOR Age 94. February 12, 2013. Beloved husband of the late Sophia. Loving father of Suzanne (Len) Billingsley and Victoria (the late Gregg) Glowacz. Proud grandfather of Michael and Charlie. Mr. Kreft was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who served during World War II as a Sergeant. In state Saturday 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Oak Park. Memorials to the Capuchins are appreciated. Arrangements by Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, Royal Oak, 248-541-7000. Share your memories at www.sullivanfuneraldirectors.com.
LANGELL JAMES N. "JIMMY DODGE" was born May 8, 1932 and died February 12, 2013. He worked for Chrysler for over 30 years. He was pre-deceased by his brothers, Jack, Robert and Richard. In lieu of flowers the family suggest a donation to the Veterans Administration or Lighthouse for the Blind. Visitation will be on Sunday, February 17 in the Kaul Funeral Home, 28433 Jefferson, St. Clair Shores from 12 pm to 5 pm.
LASH CECILIA (NEE SOLTYS) February 13, 2013. Age 93 of Plymouth, formerly of Dearborn. Beloved wife of the late John. Dearest mother of Patricia Lash, Kathleen Lash-Beurer and Michael (Marty) Lash. Loving grandmother of Michael, Joshua, Emily, Gordon and David. Dear sister of Jean Glowicki and sister-in-law to Sophie Swanek. Visitation Friday, February 15, 2013 from 1- 9 p.m at the Dearborn Chapel of Voran Funeral Home, 23701 Ford Road (313) 278-5100. In state Saturday 10:30 a.m. with an 11:00 a.m. Mass of the Resurrection to follow at St. Barbara Catholic Church, 13534 Colson, Dearborn. Interment St. Hedwig Cemetery. Donations may be made to Reverence Home Health & Hospice, a service of St. John Providence Health System. Visit our online guestbook and share memories at www.voranfuneralhome.com
LeFEVRE GABRIELLE "GAYE", February 13, 2013, Age 78 of Troy. Loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Sister. Beloved wife of Harvey P. for 56 years. Dear mother of Paul H. (Michele), Charles J., Robert E. (Janet) and James P. (Kathryn). Grandmother of Brian, Jacob, Keaton, Christina, Alexa, Rachael, Joseph, Rebecca, John, Adam and Jack. Sister of Art Bisson, Edward Bisson (Joyce), Nan Small (Joseph), Helen Crociata (Paul), and the late Louise Aupperle (Ken). Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends Saturday 5-8 p.m. and Sunday 1-7 p.m. at A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Rd. (between Maple and Big Beaver) with Scripture Service Sunday at 5 p.m. Funeral Mass Monday 11 a.m. at St. Alan Catholic Church, 2345 Coolidge, Troy. Visitation at church begins at 10:30 a.m. Memorial tributes to Lewy Body Dementia Association or St. Alan Building Fund. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
MASON THERESE LOUISE age 58, passed away Wednesday, February 13, 2013. www.niefuneralhomes.com
MILLER JOAN A. Age 81. February 9, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Thomas B. Loving mother of Michael (Monika), Donald (Jane), Clifford, Valerie (Robert) Globke and John. Cherished grandmother of Amber, Max, Adam, Burie and Jacob. Also survived by dear brother Murray (June) Mitchell. Memorial gathering Saturday 10 a.m. with service 11 a.m. at the Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 Six Mile Road, Livonia, 734-591-3700. In lieu of flowers donations appreciated to the American Diabetes Association.
MOTT SHIRLEY F. February 11, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Leroy Sr. Dear mother of Leroy Jr., Janet and Kristin. Also survived by many loving grandchildren, great grandchildren and one sister. Funeral Service Saturday 11:00 am at the Dearborn Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 22546 Michigan Ave. Visitation Thursday 4-7 pm and Friday 12-8 pm. Entombment Cadillac Memorial Gardens West. Memorials to Angela Hospice. www.howepeterson.com
MUSE CHARLES JR. Age 82, of Royal Oak. Died February 13, 2013. Born February 20, 1930 Visitation 2-9 p.m. Sunday, February 17, 2013. In state 10 a.m., Service 11 a.m. Monday, February 18, 2013. For more detailed information visit www.GramerFuneralHome.com.
NEFF HERBERT EUGENE "GENE" Age 82. February 12, 2013. Beloved husband of Christine. Dearest stepfather of Brenda Branoff, Keith Branoff (Maria), and Lorie Kirby (Richard). Father of Cheryl Neff Klein (James), and Marianne Neff. Loving grandfather of Thomas, Kellen, and Aidan Branoff and Olivia Kirby. Gene was a man of many careers and talents. He was a law enforcement officer in Corpus Christi, Texas, he played guitar for the Lawerence Welk orchestra, was an insurance adjuster, a general contractor for Neff Construction as well as an owner of several small businesses. He also was a member of the Free Masons and served as the Grand Master at the Masonic Temple in Detroit from 1977-1978. Visitation Friday, 12-2 p.m. at McCabe Funeral Home, 31950 W 12 Mile Road, Farmington Hills, Services immediately following at 2 p.m. www.mccabefuneralhome.com
PALMERI LORRAINE age 92, February 12, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Roy. Loving mother of Joanna (the late Duane) Walsh and Lucinda (Jeff) Lambert. Proud grandmother of Kristen Gallagher, James Walsh and Jesse Lambert. Loving great grandmother of Courtney and Shelby. Dear sister of Robert (Rosemary) Pellegrino. Also survived by loving cousin Stella Piazza. Visitation Saturday 9:00am until time of service at 12:00pm at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Pkwy. (16 Mile). Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guestbook" at WujekCalcaterra.com
PAPPAS DAVIDA passed away on February 12, 2013 at Detroit Receiving Hospital after succumbing to a respiratory illness. She was born in Philadelphia to Jack Tobin and Hortense Sternberg on September 11, 1930 and moved to Detroit, Michigan as a teenager. She graduated from Edwin Denby High School and attended Wayne State University as a Fine Arts major where she met and married Raymond Harold Glassman. They had one son, Anthony Glassman who is a physician in Oregon. She eventually married Nick Pappas of Detroit, Michigan and had a second son Nicholas (Nicky), who was developmentally disabled. Davida was special to many, because of her sense of humor, intelligence and her tireless work caring for both a disabled son and husband. She went on to become an advocate and arbitrator for the education of "special needs" children. She is survived by her two sons, one grandson (Matthew S. Glassman) and her daughter-in-law Karen J. Glassman. Davida was a very kind person with a passion for life and will be deeply missed by her many friends and family. Funeral services 12 pm at the Ira Kaufman Chapel (18325 W. 9 Mile Rd, Southfield, MI) Sunday, February 17. Interment Adat Shalom Memorial Park.
PEDERSEN ELEANOR H., February 11, 2013, age 92. Beloved wife of the late Herbert. Loving mother of Linda Beltz (Homer), Paul Pedersen and Mark (Laurie) Pedersen. Also survived by 11 grandchildren and 12 great grand-children. Visitation Sunday 3:00 9:00 p.m. at the Dearborn Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 22546 Michigan Ave. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to The American Saddlebred Horse Association, 4083 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511 or Wayne State University School of Medicine, Dept. of Orthopedics, Herbert Pedersen, 540 E. Canfield, 1369 Scott Hall, Detroit, MI 48201. www.howepeterson.com
PICCININI NAZZARENO "NED" February 13, 2013 Age 85. Mr. Piccinini died early Wednesday morning at his home in Shelby Township. He was with his family when he passed. Nazzareno is survived by his family: his daughter Patricia Piccinini (Chris Griessel), sons Ned Richard Piccinini (Sarah Klomp), and Dr. Robert G.G. Piccinini. Grandchildren Ned Andrew Gleason, Courtney Gleason Lane (Jerry Lane), Nathanial Piccinini and Anna Piccinini. Also survived by his long time companion Mrs. Adele Bucci. Mr. Piccinini emigrated from Italy as a young man, and epitomized the entrepreneurial spirit in every sense of the word. His achievements include the founding of National Precast Inc., which was at one time considered the largest Precast Company in the Mid-West. Staying close to his Italian heritage, Mr. Piccinini was also recognized by the Italian Government for his work with immigrants, bestowing on him the honor of il Cavaliere - which is the equivalent of knighthood. Visitation at the Sterling Heights Chapel of Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 13650 E. Fifteen Mile Road (at Schoenherr) Thursday 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm and Friday 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm with evening Rosary 7:00 pm Funeral begins Saturday 11:00 am going in procession to St. Therese of Lisieux, 48115 Schoenherr, Shelby Twp. 48315 (N. of 21 Mile Road), for 12:00 noon Mass. Ned was Past President of the following organizations; IACC, IACS, AIO, Italian Sons and Daughters of America, and he was avid Red Wing fan. Mr. Piccinini will be remembered by many of his friends and loved ones for his generous nature, enthusiasm of life, and his rock solid integrity. Share a memory at www.bcfh.com.
POTOCKI DIANA DOLORES Died February 13, 2013 Age 70. Born in Detroit, Michigan May 26, 1942. Beloved wife for over 50 years to David. Loving mother of Michael and Michelle. Dearest sister of Irene, the late Ronald Wypij and Elaine (Clark). Lived in Warren, Houghton Lake, MI and for the past 10 years in North Port, Florida. Private services will be held. Memorial contributions may be made to your local SPCA.
RALKO GAYLE M., Age 61, February 13, 2013. Mother of Michelle Unger (John). Grandmother of John Unger (Alyssa), Jacquelyn Unger and Justin Unger. Great-grandmother of Layla and Kialey. Funeral Service Monday 11:30 a.m. at A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Rd. (between Maple & Big Beaver). Family will receive friends Sunday 2-8 p.m. Memorial tributes to Michigan Humane Society. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
REHMER CHARLES J. Age 92, February 13, 2013. He is gone to be with the Lord. Beloved husband of Vera for 69 years. Loving father of Ralph (Betty), Janice (Mark) and Donna (Edward). Cherished grandfather of eight, great- grandfather of six. Retired Detroit Police Department Lieutenant. Visitation Friday 2-8 p.m. and after 10:00 a.m. Saturday at Thayer-Rock Funeral Home, 33603 Grand River Ave.(one block w. of Farmington Rd.), downtown Farmington. Funeral Service 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. www.thayer-rock.com
RICHARD DORIS G. Age 91 of Plymouth, passed away peacefully on the morning of February 13, 2013 with her family at her side. Loving wife of the late Bruce "HB" Richard. Beloved mother of Nancy (Daniel) Earle, David Richard and Michael (Deborah) Stone-Richard. Proud grandmother of six and great grandmother of 12. Dear sister-in-law of Dorothy Jewell. Funeral service Saturday 11:00am at the First Presbyterian Church, 701 Church St, Plymouth with visitation beginning at 10:00am until time of service. Friends may visit the Schrader-Howell Funeral Home, 280 South Main St, Plymouth on Friday from 3:00 until 9:00pm. Memorials may be made to the Plymouth Historical Society or to the First Presbyterian Church of Plymouth. Share memories at schrader-howell.com.
ROBERT MADELENE THERESA "MADDIE" a resident of Independence Village in White Lake and a former long time resident of Redford Twp., died on February 13, 2013 at the age of 88. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of fifty-one years, Joseph Robert, and is survived by her daughters, Kathleen (Ron) Roman, Margaret "Meg" Rouleau, and Theresa (Bob) Kubsik; her son, Joseph A. (Cynthia) Robert; grandchildren, Daniel (Kris) Roman, Ann Marie (Matt) Isaacson, Sara Kubsik, Kathryn Robert; great grandchildren, Joshua, Nathan, Lauren and Claire Roman, Vivian and Declan Isaacson; nephew, Daniel T. (Maureen) McGurn; niece, Ellen (Brian) Ranta; great nephew, Flynn McGurn; great-nieces, Shauna and Bree Ranta, and many dear friends. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Raphael, Russell and Thomas (Marilyn) McGurn. Maddie was a long time member of St. Valentine Catholic Church in Redford Twp. and a gifted vocalist who sang with many choirs, including the Detroit Symphony Rackham Choir, the Vanguard Choir, and the Huron Valley Choir. Visitation will be held at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 404 E. Liberty St., Milford, on Sunday, February 17, 2-9 p.m., with a Rosary at 7 p.m. Mass of the Resurrection will be held at Church of the Holy Spirit, 3700 N. Harvey Lake Rd., Highland on Monday, February 18, at 10 a.m. with The Rev. Fr. Leo Lulko officiating. Burial will follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Southfield. Memorials may be made in her name to the Karmanos Cancer Institute. For further information please phone 248-684-6645 or visit www.LynchFuneralDirectors.com
SAMELAK RAYMOND J., 88, February 12, 2013. Beloved husband of Wanda. Loving father of the late David (Susan) and Duane. Dear grandfather of Marc, Chris, Michael and Megan. Visitation Thursday 5 to 9 p.m., and Friday 1 to 9 p.m., with a 7 p.m. scripture service, at the Sterling Heights Chapel of the E.J. Mandziuk & Son Funeral Directors, Inc., 3801 18 Mile Rd (NW corner of Ryan). Mass of Christian Burial Saturday 10:00 a.m. at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, Outer Dr. and Ryan in Detroit. Raymond will lie instate from 9:30 a.m. until time Mass. Please visit our online guestbook at www.mandziukfuneralhome.com
SCHENSKY JULIUS A. of Clarkston. February 14, 2013. Age 98. Longtime Detroit area industrialist in the tool and die industry. Born February 16th, 1914 in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, the son of a coal miner, his family moved to Detroit in the early 1920's. He first started as a journeyman, then a die maker at Superior Tool & Die in Detroit. His skills took him to Heidrich Tool & Die as a master die maker, rising to plant superintendant and eventually co-owner and vice president of Heidrich Tool and Die of Oak Park, Michigan, the 3rd largest tool and die operation within the state of Michigan serving Ford, General Motors and Chrysler. Well known within the industry, Julius was consulted on the material and shape of the first nose cone for the space program. Julius befriended an up and coming inventor in the 1960's, Stan Ovshinsky, leasing space to him for his lab in the back of the plant. His zest for life included golfing, being a 60 plus year member of Plum Hollow Golf and Country Club of Southfield, Michigan, and a regular yearly participant in the Ross Miller American Cancer Society Golf Classic in Las Vegas, Nevada. Julius was also an avid semi-pro bowler. He and his wife were past members of the NOMADS, as they enjoyed world traveling. Julius was a past member of the Detroit Cardinal's Club and benefactor of many Catholic charities. Most of all he was a devoted father and mentor to others. He is predeceased by his wife Michaleen and his seven siblings. Father of Sharon (Ted) Keranen and Ron (Elizabeth) Schensky. Grandfather of Michael G. (Mallery) Schuplin, Jr., Eric (Mary Anne) Schensky, Jaimie, and Andrea Schensky. Great-grandfather of Michael G. Schuplin III. Step-grandfather of Tamara Keranen, Laura Keranen, Ted (Linnyea) Keranen, Jr., Kathleen (Steve) Dell, Karol especially Genevieve Robb and Dee Mischik of Arizona. Julius was also survived by many extended family and friends. Funeral Service Saturday, 10:00 a.m. at Lewis E. Wint and Son Funeral Home, Clarkston, where friends may visit Friday 5-8 p.m. Internment at All Saints Cemetery. Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com
SCHNEIDER JOSEPH Beloved husband of Judi Schneider. Cherished father of Brett (Patty) Schneider, Bryan (Arryn) Schneider, Brad (Molly) Schneider, and Brandon Schneider. Loving grandfather of Caidey Schneider, Zack Schneider, Ethan Schneider, Avery Schneider, Dugan "DJ" Schneider, and Anna Schneider. Devoted son of the late George and the late Mabel Schneider. Dear brother of the late Jon Schneider. Brother-in-law of Sheri and Richard Jaffa. SERVICES 10:00 A.M. FRIDAY MORNING AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020. INTEREMENT AT CLOVER HILL PARK CEMETERY. www.irakaufman.com
SHELLEY EUGENE Age 82. February 14, 2013. Beloved husband of Jean. Loving father of Donna Shelley and Linda Schmutzler. Proud grandfather of Paul (Heidi) Schmutzler. Great-grandfather of Vincent and Eva Schmutzler. Uncle of Donna (Dennis) Root. Great-uncle of Bobby Root. Funeral Service Monday 10:00 a.m. at A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Avenue, at Vernier Road, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI. Visitation Sunday 2:00-7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions to Salvation Army 248-443-5500. ahpeters.com
SMOLY STEVEN MICHAEL Age 30, passed away peacefully February 13, 2013 after a long battle with cancer. Loving son of Samuel Smoly (Jane) and Denise (Bodzsar) Smoly. Beloved father of Gabriel. Brother to the late Shawn Smoly. Grandson to the late Ellen Bodzsar and Agnes Lookadoo. He was loved by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He is at peace now and will be forever in our hearts. Memorial gathering Sunday 3-8pm with a 7 pm Memorial service at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 N. Inkster Rd., Garden City (Between Ford Rd. and Cherry Hill). Any memorial donations can be made to the Josephine Ford Cancer Center. www.santeiufuneralhome.com
SYLWESTRZAK STANISLAWA age 96 February 13, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Stanislaw. Loving mother of Agnes (Ron) Dwyer, Ernie (Alina) Sylwestrzak, Rose (Michael) Strohauer-Rabior and the late Christopher Sylwestrzak. Cherished grandmother of eight and great-grandmother of six. Sister-in-law of Teresa (the late Walter) Szymanski. Also, several nieces and nephews. Visitation at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Rd. (between 14-15 Mile Rds.) Friday 2-8 p.m. Rosary Friday 7 p.m. Funeral at St. Louis the King Catholic Church, 18891 St. Louis Ave., Detroit, Saturday 10 a.m. Friends may visit at church beginning at 9:30 a.m. Obituary and condolences at lynchfuneraldirectors.com
SZCZESNY NORBERT February 13, 2013. Age 87. Beloved son of the late Anthony and Anna. Dear brother of the late Eleanor Paulowski, Arthur, Anna Wojcik, Lottie Sobczak and Anthony. He is survived by many loving nieces, nephews and friends. Visitation Sunday 3-9 p.m. at the Wasik Funeral Home, Inc., 11470 Thirteen Mile Road (west of Hoover) Warren. In state Monday 9:30 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass 10:00 a.m. at Sweetest Heart of Mary Church, 4440 Russell, Detroit. Interment Sacred Heart Cemetery, Detroit. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.wasikfuneralhome.com
TOTH LOUIS M. died on February 13, 2013 in Livonia. He was born on May 22, 1928 in South Bend, IN to Louis (Rose Horvath) Toth. Surviving are his committed and loving wife Alice of 61 years, his four sons, Mike of Wayne, Dan (Janice Derian) of Plymouth, Paul (Patricia Muyskens) of Bloomington, IN and David (Laura) of Brunswick, OH; his many grandchildren Rachel (Ted), Alexandra, Meredith, Casey, Madison, Garrett, Noah, Paige, and great-grand-daughter Lyla and her soon-to-be little brother. Louie was preceded in death by his sister Irma Gassensmith, and his grandson Colin. Louie was employed as a dedicated design engineer by Studebaker car manufacturing in South Bend, IN until 1962 and from 1962 until 1992 he worked for Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, MI. During his life Louie loved spending time with his family-especially his grandchildren. He enjoyed spending time in his yard and garden-tomatoes and peppers from heaven, and fishing for perch and walleye on Lake Erie at Breast Bay. He also took great pride in his Hungarian heritage: cooking all things Hungarian including goulash over an open fire in his back yard, making red wine and smoking sausage and pork ribs in his mini-smoke house on his patio. He will be missed by all. Memorial donations in Louie's honor may be made to Children's Hospital of Detroit. Memorial Gathering will be held at Fred Wood Funeral Home-Rice Chapel 36100 5 Mile Rd. Livonia (E. of Levan) Saturday 2-4 p.m. Please visit online guestbook www.fredwoodfuneralhome.com
VANCE MAX age 87, February 12, 2013. Husband of the late Doris Genevieve and current wife Marlene. Father of Bill, Rick and the late Tom. Also survived by numerous grandchildren. Memorial Service today (Friday), 1:30pm at Tyrone Covenant Presbyterian Church, 10235 White Lake Rd., Fenton. www.mccabefuneralhome.com
WALTERS PATRICIA ANN (ROBERTS) 83, of Ocala, FL passed away February 12, 2013. She was born in Galien, Michgian and moved to Ocala in 1986 from Dearborn Heights, MI. She had been a member of the Marion Civic Chorale, sang in the choir at her church and also sang barbershop harmony with the Sweet Adelines in both Michigan and Ocala. She is survived by her son John R. Walters and his wife Rebecca of Ellenton, FL; daughter, Wendy M. Walters of Ocala, FL; grandson, Chad A. Walters of Gainesville, FL. She was preceded in death by her husband, George. For funeral or donation information or to leave a condolence message please contact Roberts Funeral Homes 352-732-9944 or visit www.robertsfuneralhomes.com.
WESTON CAESAR "DOC" of Waterford, passed away February 13, 2013. A widower of nearly 22 years (Mary Rhea Kolar). Dr. Weston was a practicing Clinical Psychologist in Pontiac for over 50 years and was the co-founder of the Guest House in Lake Orion. "Doc" was a decorated Canadian RAF bomber pilot in WWII who played minor league hockey in Canada. He also played minor league baseball and was a "Golden Gloves" boxer in the U.S. He was a graduate of the University of Detroit with a Masters Degree from the University of Toledo. He is survived by sons: Caesar (Cathy) II, Jon, Frank (Deanna), Gerard (Marcia) and Paul; and daughters: Raphaele (Larry) Lacombe, Garian Kolar and the late Helen Jean Weston. Also survived by 21 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. In state Saturday, February 16, 2013 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church, 5481 Dixie Highway, Waterford, until the time of funeral mass at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at All Saints Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at COATS FUNERAL HOME WATERFORD, with a Rosary at 7 p.m. To send a private condolence to the family go to www.coatsfuneralhome.com/obituaries.
WILLEY PATRICK Age 79, February 11, 2013. Beloved husband of Norma. Loving father of Peggy and Trisha. Dearest grandfather of Kyle Patrick and Ivy Lynn. Dear brother of Eric Willey and Margaret Thiede. Visitation Saturday 12 noon until time of service 4:00 pm at Weise Funeral Home, 7210 Park Ave., Allen Park, MI 48101 (313) 382-1150. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society. Dinner to follow Funeral Service at the Allen Park Presbyterian Church, 7101 Park Ave., Allen Park. Please visit our online obituary/guestbook at www.weisefuneralhome.com