GIRAGOSIAN MIDA MARISA Age 48. Passed away peacefully on October 22, 2012 with her family by her side. Beloved daughter of Varoujan (John) and Vilma. Loving sister of Anne (Galen) Kersten and Mardik (Marty) Giragosian. Cherished aunt of Ashley and Brooke. Mida will also be dearly missed by her many cousins and friends. Visitation Thursday 4 p.m.- 8 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Prayer Service at St. Johns Armenian Church, 22001 Northwestern Highway, Southfield. Visitation Friday 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Funeral Service at Church. Mida's request for in lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Beaumont Hospital Berkley Dialysis Unit (checks are to be made payable to Beaumont Foundation). To send a loving message, please go to Mida's obituary at www.ekfh.net. Arrangements entrusted to Edward Korkoian Funeral Home, (248) 541-8325.
GREEN ROSE Age 96, of Farmington Hills, died October 24th. Beloved wife to the late Alexander Green. Devoted mother of Dr. Ivan Green and Peter Green. Cherished sister of the late Moshe Alpan, the late Ella Foltyn and the late Shoshana Yaar. Also survived by loving nieces and nephews. SERVICES 1:00 PM THURSDAY AT HEBREW MEMORIAL CHAPEL (248) 543-1622. INTERMENT OAKVIEW CEMETERY. www.hebrewmemorial.org
HAHN MARGARET ELLEN Age 62; October 18, 2012. Beloved daughter of Velda and the late John J. Dearest sister of Judith, John P., Linda (Robert) D'Angelo, Thomas (Carrie), and Mary Kay (Garry) Koff. Also survived by her many nieces, nephews, grand nieces, and grand nephews. A memorial service will take place on Monday, October 29th, 11:00 am at Grace Community Church, 21001 Moross, Detroit. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Grosse Pointe Animal Adoption Society, 296 Chalfonte Ave., Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236. Light a candle and share a memory at: www.verheyden.org
HANLEY ANNA October 21, 2012. Age 94. Beloved wife of the late Robert. Sister of the late Walter Mistak Sr. and Eleanore Maciejewski. Aunt of John Mistak, Mary Hearn, Elizabeth Seymour and Walter Mistak Jr. Survived and loved by many great-nieces and nephews. Memorial Visitation Monday 10:15 a.m. at St. Genevieve, 29015 Jamison, Livonia, MI. Memorial Mass 11 a.m. Arrangements by the Sajewski Funeral Home, (313-271-2500). www.sajewskifh.com
HAYWARD MARK Age 58, October 21, 2012. Beloved father of Michael (Angela) Hayward and Melissa (Todd) Atkinson. Proud grandfather of Kaitlyn. Dear brother of Linda (James) Parol. Visitation Friday 2:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. and funeral service Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 8459 Hall Road (3 blks east of Van Dyke) Utica. Please share a memory with the family at www.sullivanfuneraldirectors.com
HOOK NORMA G. Age 79 of Walled Lake died October 24, 2012. Beloved wife of 45 years to the late Wilford "Trigger" Hook (d. 2001). Loving mother of Rebecca E. (Norman) Stern and David M. Hook. Grandmother of Krysten E. Williamson. Dear sister of Janice. Also survived by her niece Brenda (Val) Fazette and numerous other extended family members and friends. Norma was a school bus driver for the Walled Lake Schools for 28 year and loved to sew and make crafts. She was a longtime and charter member of the Walled Lake Missionary Church. Funeral from the Walled Lake Missionary Church, 1795 N. Pontiac Trail (at Decker Rd.) Saturday 12 Noon (in state 11 a.m.). Friends may visit Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 340 Pontiac Trail Walled Lake (3 Blks. S. of Maple Rd.) Friday 3-9 p.m. Memorials to the Walled Lake Missionary Church appreciated. Condolences at www.LynchFAMILYFuneralDirectors.com
KATOFIASC GLORIA A. Age 85 October 23, 2012 Beloved wife of the late Stanley Cadez and Frank Katofiasc and long time companion of Andrew Kovalchik. Dear mother of David (Anita) Cadez. Grandmother of Dominic. Dearest sister of Clara (James) Cagle. Aunt of Ann (Scott) Leslie. Great aunt of Jack. Visitation Thursday 2-8pm with a 7pm Rosary at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 N. Inkster Rd., Garden City (between Ford Rd. and Cherry Hill). In state Friday 10:30am until 11am Mass at St. Theodore Catholic Church, 8200 N. Wayne Road, (between Warren and Joy). Family suggests memorials to Henry Ford Hospice. www.santeiufuneralhome.com
KELLMAN RACHEL Beloved wife of the late Jacob Kellman. Cherished mother of Joel D. (Betsy Stromer) Kellman, Alan (Ursula Gambert) Kellman and Barbara Sue (Gerald Billow) Kellman. Loving grandmother of Jennifer Kellman (Ron) Fritz, Yoni (Jami) Kellman and Olivia Catherine Kellman Billow. Proud great-grandmother of Adler Maxwell Fritz and Parker Jaye Fritz. Dear sister of Michael (Janice) Schwartz, the late David Schwartz, the late Julius Schwartz and the late William Schwartz. Sister-in-law of Mildred Schwartz, May Schwartz, Pauline Schwartz, the late Samuel (the late Rebecca) Kellman and the late Taissa (the late Christian) Julia. SERVICES 3 P.M. THURSDAY AFTERNOOON AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020. www.irakaufman.com
KLEIN SONYA B. Beloved wife of Norman Klein. Dear mother of Gordon Klein, Scott (Karen) Klein and Jay (Patricia) Klein. Dearest sister of Victor (Gail) Barsky and Donald (Bryna) Barsky. Loving grandmother of Leslie Klein and Benjamin Klein. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, other family members and friends. SERVICES FRIDAY 12:00 NOON AT THE DORFMAN CHAPEL, FARMINGTON HILLS (248) 406-6000. INTERMENT TO FOLLOW AT OAKVIEW CEMETERY or visit www.thedorfmanchapel.com
KRAMER NORA M. October 22, 2012. Beloved wife of W. George Kramer, Jr. Dear mother of Patricia Jane Harris (Steven) and the late Bradley Michael Kramer (Susan). Grandmother of Stephanie, Patricia, Ryan, Rachel and Brian. Great-grandmother of ten and aunt to many nieces and nephews. Loving sister of Shirley Pridemore and the late Ralph Martin and Mary McGarvey. Memorial service Friday 11 a.m. at St. Paul Ev. Lutheran Church, 375 Lothrop at Chalfonte, Grosse Pointe Farms. Family will receive friends and visitors Thursday 4-8 p.m. at A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe Woods. Donations to charity of your choice. ahpeters.com
KRIPLI FRANK A. Age 75. October 21, 2012. Veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. Beloved husband of the late Edith. Loving father of Joe (Karen), Paul (Sharon), John (Tracy), Marie (Martin) Lareau and Jim (Robin). Dear brother-in-law of Randall Kraepel. Proud grandfather of six incredible grandchildren, Korey, Kristen, Anna, Becky, Alexa and Kate. He was especially close to all of his nieces and nephews and was a loving godfather to John VanBuhler. Visitation Thursday 2-8 p.m., with a 7 p.m. Scripture service, at the Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 705 W 11 Mile Rd. (4 blks. E of Woodward), Royal Oak. In state Friday 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass 10 a.m. at the National Shrine of the Little Flower, Royal Oak. Memorials to VFW Post #3775, West Branch, appreciated. Share your memories at www.sullivanfuneraldirectors.com.
KUCHARCZYK STANLEY W. Age 91, passed away peacefully October 20, 2012 after a long illness. Dearest son of the late Valentine and Josephine. Dear brother of the late Valentine Kucharczyk and Mary Walczak . Dear brother-in-law of Lucile Kucharczyk and the late Leonard Walczak. Loving uncle of 11 nieces and nephews and many great-nieces and great-nephews. Stanley was a proud Navy veteran of World War II, an avid gardener and retiree of Greenfield Village. Family will receive friends Friday from 4-8 p.m. with Rosary at 7 p.m. at Stanley Turowski Funeral Home, 25509 W. Warren, Dearborn Heights. In state Saturday 8:30 a.m. at St. Linus Church until time of Mass at 9 a.m. Share condolences at www.stanleyturowskifuneralhome.com
LANGAN THOMAS J. Age 75 of Farmington Hills, died October 20, 2012. Beloved husband of 54 years to Ruth Ryan Langan. Loving father of Thomas, Jr. (Maureen), Carol, Mary (Dennis) Shrader, Patrick (Randi), and Michael (Patty). Loving grandfather of 20. Dear brother of J. Robert Langan and Patricia Fitzsimmons. Mr. Langan was the owner of Langan's Nor-West Lanes in Farmington Hills since 1949. Funeral Mass from St. William Catholic Church, 531 Common Street, Walled Lake, Thursday, 11 a.m. (in state 10:30 a.m.). Interment Walled Lake Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Hospitality House Food Pantry of Walled Lake or the Friendship Circle appreciated. Condolences at www.LynchFAMILYFuneralDirectors.com.
LIPOWSKI ELEANOR Age 85 October 24,2012. Beloved wife of Aloisius "Al". Loving mother of Deborah (Martin) Danowski. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends. Visitation Friday 2-9pm. Rosary Friday 7pm at the David J.Wysocki Funeral Home, 29440 Ryan Rd.(1 block N. of 12 Mile Rd.) Warren. In state Saturday 9:30am until time of Mass 10am at Our Lady Queen Of Apostles Church. Interment Resurrection Cemetery.
LUKOSAVICH JOSEPH Age 90, October 24, 2012. Loving husband of Kathleen. Beloved father to Tom (Connie), Mick (Marie), Jerry (Jackie) and Kathy (Rick). Dear grandfather of 10 and great grandfather of 11. Brother of William. Funeral Mass Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 11 a.m. at St. Athanasius Catholic Church, 18720- 13 Mile Rd., Roseville. Memorial contributions to Hospice of Michigan would be appreciated. Arrangements by Arthur J. Van Lerberghe Funeral Home. vanfuneral.com
MASCARIN M.D. TELESFORO "TELLY" Age 79. Beloved husband of Yolanda. Loving father of Catherine (John) Keilly, Deborah, Drew (Tracy), and Susan (Peter) Keane. Dear grandfather of Hunter and Holly Huth, Justine Mickas, Jaylen, Jordan and Jeffrey Musselman, Matthew, Charles and Samantha Keane, Madelyn, Michael and Maggie Mascarin and great-grandfather of Elle Mickas. Brother of Avenicio (Jo-An). Visitation Friday 4-9 p.m. with Rosary at 7 p.m. at Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home, 16300 Mack, Grosse Pointe. Funeral Saturday in state 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass 10 a.m. at our Lady Star of the Sea, 467 Fairford, Grosse Pointe Woods. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Dr. Telesforo Mascarin may be made to St. John Hospital and Medical Center's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit renovation and expansion project in care of the St. John Health Foundation, 22101 Moross Road, Mack Bldg., Suite 102, Detroit, MI 48236 or to The Capuchins, 1820 Mt. Elliott St., Detroit, Mi 48207.
MELICK ROBERT LOUIS Age 80, October 22, 2012. Beloved husband of 48 years to Katherine. Loving father of Jordan and Ariste (John) Egan. Dearest grand-father of Christian and Patrick Egan. Dear brother-in-law of Thomas Jordan. Visitation Friday 4-9 p.m. at Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home, Inc., 16300 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe Park. Funeral Saturday, in state 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass 10:00 a.m. at St. Paul on the Lake Catholic Church, 157 Lake Shore Rd., Grosse Pointe Farms. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society or to the St. Paul Educational Trust. Light a candle and share a memory at: www.verheyden.org .
MILLER MARGARET (nee HYDE) July 14, 1922 - September 12, 2012; wife of the late Joe Miller, mother of Mary Miller (Mike Swallow), Barbara Staniszewski (Gary), Katherine Miller (Jim Stiff), and Ann Anderson (Gary); grandmother of Katherine Staniszewski, Daniel Staniszewski (Lauren), Samantha Anderson, Monika Anderson, and Kalena Miller; sister of the late James Hyde and the late John Hyde. Memorial Service to take place Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 4:00 PM , Newburg United Methodist Church, Livonia, MI.
MISIEWICZ JANE Age 88, formerly of Hamtramck. Wife of the late Paul for 50 years. Beloved mother of Fred (Linda), Paul (Lisa) and Janice (Gilbert) Lanoue. Sister of the late Sophie Brandstatter. Grandmother to Patrick, Michele, Paul, Vincent, Anthony, Dwayne, Tawnya and Gilbert Paul. Dear aunt to Paula (John) Zajak, Claudia Trudeau, David Brandstatter, John (Stacey) Brandstatter and the late Mark Brandstatter; 13 great-grandchildren also survive. Visitation Thursday 2-9 p.m. at the Wessels & Wilk Funeral Home, 23690 Woodward. In state Friday 9:30 a.m. until the time of her funeral Mass 10 a.m. at Our Lady Queen of Apostles Church, Hamtramck. Burial Mt. Olivet. Memorials are suggested to Henry Ford Hospice. www.wesselsandwilk.com
MORAN LUCILLE Age 91. Cherished wife of the late Charles. Loving mother of Colleen (Jim) Kaczmarczyk, Skip (Pat) and Terry (Mary Pat). Proud grandma of 10 and great-grandma of 20. Dearest sister-in-law of Jack (Joan) Moran. Visitation will be held at Fred Wood Funeral Home - Rice Chapel, 36100 5 Mile Rd. Livonia (E. of Levan) Friday 2:30-9 p.m. with 7 p.m. scripture. Funeral Saturday at St. Edith Catholic Church, 15089 Newburgh Rd., Livonia (S. of 5 Mile), in state 10 a.m., Mass 10:30 a.m. Please visit online guestbook at fredwoodfuneralhome.com.
MURRAY MARY ELIZABETH "BETTY", 89, of Farmington Hills; October 23, 2012. Betty was a retired industrial nurse from Kodak and had worked as a nurse at various care facilities in Metro Detroit. Betty was the beloved aunt of Kathleen Dwyer, Gail Haefner, Thomas Haefner, William Haefner, Ann Wizinsky, Carol Lockmiller, Edward Haefner, James Haefner, Rene Wisely and Robert Haefner. She was also survived by 17 great-nieces, nephews; and her brother-in-law, Raymond (Eileen) Haefner. Betty was preceded in death by her sister, Joanne Haefner, and niece, Sharon Haefner. Memorial service Friday, October 26, 12:00 Noon, at the Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, 23720 Farmington Rd., (btwn. 9-10 Mile Rds., just N. of Grand River), downtown Farmington (248-474-5200). Visitation Friday 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Memorial tributes suggested to Forgotten Harvest, www.forgottenharvest.org heeney-sundquist.com
NAHABEDIAN RICHARD F. Age 77. Beloved husband of Tabitha. Loving father of Wayne, Derek, Laura and Rich. Dear brother of Pat Berry. Richard will also be missed by his grandchildren, nieces, nephew, step-children and in-laws. Visitation Friday 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. Funeral service at the Edward Korkoian Funeral Home, 836 N. Main Street, Royal Oak, (248) 541-8325. To send a loving message, please go to Richard's obituary at www.ekfh.net
NEERING DIANE TOWNS October 21, 2012, age 55. Beloved wife of Mark. Dear daughter of Richard and Ann. Loving sister of Carol (Kevin) Kuhr and Rick Towns (Mark Crossley). Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, co-workers and friends. Cremation has taken place, visitation Sunday 2 p.m. until time of 3 p.m. Memorial Service at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society are preferred. Please share memories with the family at their "On Line Guestbook" at WujekCalcaterra.com.
PORATH VIRGINIA MARY Age 95 of Riverview. October 23, 2012. Loving wife of the late Herbert Porath who died in 2004. Dearest mother of Garry Grundman, Owen (Katherine) Grundman and Janine (Bill) Crossley. Five grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and one great-great-grand-child. Visitation Saturday 10 a.m. -1 p.m. Funeral Saturday 1 p.m. at the H.F. Thon Funeral Home, Wyandotte. Burial Michigan Memorial Cemetery. Donations may be given to Arbor Hospice. Garry, Owen and Janine wish to thank all the staff at Elmcroft of Downriver for all the care they gave Virginia during her stay with them.
POUNDERES LARRY R. Age 62. Beloved father of Theresa (Aaron) Nance and Gary (Rebecca) Pounders. Loving grandfather of Eric, Hayley, Billie and Gavin. Dear brother of Gerald Lynn and Robert Keith Pounders, and Diane Holguin. Dear son of Ruth and the late Gaither. Visitation Sunday 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Service at Charles R. Step Funeral Home, 18425 Beech Daly Rd. (btw 6 & 7 Mile). Interment Great Lakes National Cemetery. Condolences to www.charlesstepfuneralhome.com
RAPSON THOMAS I. of Pontiac; October 22, 2012; Age 76. Born September 3, 1926 in Warren, Michigan. Son of the late Earl and Dessalee Rapson; father of Paula Fay Rapson; brother of Dale Rapson, Dariel Rapson (Betty Lou), Marlene Harbin and the late Onalee Bensinger; also survived by several nieces and nephews. He loved golf, football and all sports. A Celebration of Thomas' Life will be held Saturday, October 27, 2012, 11:00 a.m. at Donelson, Johns and Evans Funeral Home, Waterford. Interment Great Lakes National Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday 4-8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Michigan Humane Society.
REED JAMES A. Age 67 of St. Clair Shores. Retired Wayne County Sheriff Deputy. Beloved father of Marie (Dave) Carlisle; dearest grandfather of Morgan Carlisle and Madison Carlisle, loving brother of Robert (MaryAnn) Reed, John (Cathy) Reed, Patricia (Mike) Perron, Judy Reed, and Maryanne (Richard) Johnson. Many nieces and nephews also survive. Visitation Thursday 3-9 p.m. at Kaul Funeral Home, 28433 Jefferson Ave., St. Clair Shores. Prayer Service Thursday 7 p.m. In state Friday 9:00 a.m. until time of mass 10:00 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 58 Parsons, Detroit. An expression of sympathy may be made to The St. Patrick's Food Pantry. Share a memory at www.kaulfuneralhome.com
ROBINSON WALTER Age 83. January 10, 1929 - October 20, 2012. Beloved father of Vanessa Louise and Joyce Anita. Veteran of the Korean War and member of the Messiah Baptist Church.
ROSS LARRY Born February 16, 1946, died October 18, 2012. Son of Frances and Stanley Ross of Orchard Lake, beloved brother of Marsha Ross of Chicago, Jerry and Sue Ross (Stobart) of Estes Park, CO, and beloved uncle of Weston and Jesse Ross of Colorado. A graduate of Brother Rice, Larry served in Vietnam 1966-68. He had a successful career in sales, but his passion was car racing and living his life to the fullest. He touched everyone he met and he will be deeply missed. His services will be Thursday, October 25, at Haley Funeral Home, from 4-8 p.m.
SCHMIDT BARBARA Age 93, of St. Clair Shores, died October 23, 2012. She was born in Germany and moved to the Detroit area in 1951. Barbara dearly loved her family. She is survived by her only child, son Hans Willi (Patricia) Stay; grandchildren, Cindy (Rene) Houle, Scott (Loreen) Stay and five great grandchildren Stephanie (Jason) Ford, Scott Stay Jr., Ryan Stay, Amy (Ronald) Beach and Amanda Houle; her great great grandchildren, Jadon Ford, Landon Ford and Baby Beach is due in January. Barbara is predeceased by two husbands, Hans Stay Sr., and her beloved Samuel Schmidt. Visiting hours will be Thursday, 5-9 p.m. at the Gendernalik Funeral Home, 35259 23 Mile Road, New Baltimore. The funeral service will be Friday, 11:30 a.m. in the funeral home with burial following at St. Mary Cemetery in New Baltimore.
SKONIESKI HUBERT W. Age 87, passed away October 23, 2012. He was the beloved husband of the late Stella; loving father of Christine (Edward) Henri, Kenneth, and Linda (Greg) Dest; dear grandfather of Michael, Jennifer (Scott), Michelle (Wes), Jessica (Ryan), Kenny (Shelia), Jason (Lauren) and Jeremy; and proud great-grandfather of Cody, Luc, Brenden, Madison, Meyli, Remy, Kenny, Daxon, Ryan and Dominic. Visitation will be held Friday, October 26, from 3:00-9:00 p.m. at Kaul Funeral Home, 28433 Jefferson Ave, St. Clair Shores. Visitation will continue Saturday, October 27, at 9:30 a.m. until the time of the Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Hope St. Germaine Campus, 28301 Little Mack Ave, St. Clair Shores. Please share a memory with the family at www.kaulfuneralhome.com
SLACK BETTY J. 71, of Wyandotte, passed away October 22, 2012. She was born September 30, 1941, daughter to Joseph and Elizabeth Hanak and sister to Dolores Loturco and Edward (Tina) Hanak. She is survived by children Robert (Judith) Straub, Samuel (Heidi) Straub, Lydia (David) Tuck and Anna (Kenneth) Boeth, and many loving grandchildren. She was preceded in death by daughter Bethany Straub (Rich). Visitation Friday, October 26 at R.J. Nixon Funeral Home, 2544 Biddle Avenue, Wyandotte, 48192, from 3 p.m. until a 7 p.m. memorial service. www.nixonfuneralhome.com
SPARKS LTC JAMES L.E. Detroit, MI. Retired, entered into eternal rest Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at Seasons Hospice Unit. Memorial Service will be held Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at James H. Cole Home for Funerals - Northwest Chapel, 16100 Schaefer Hwy. Detroit 48235. Family Hour 10:30 a.m., Service at 11:00 a.m.
SZALKIEWICZ MARGARET (NEE ORLANDO) Age 93. October 23, 2012. Beloved wife of the late William. Loving mother of Martin (Marlene), William (Brenda), Judy (Ken) Pierson and the late Kathleen O'Quinn. Proud grandmother of 11 and great-grandmother of 21. Visitation Thursday 3-9 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). In state Friday 9:00 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. Mass at St. Michael Catholic Community, 40501 Hayes Rd. Sterling Heights, just south of 18 Mile. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "Online Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com.
THEISEN MARTA KIPFMUELLER With hearts overcome with sadness but our thoughts filled with only the fondest of memories, we announce the death of our wife, mother, sister, aunt, best friend and travel companion Marta Kipfmueller Theisen on October 17, 2012 in her home in Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan. She was born in Pigeon, Michigan on July 2, 1959 to Leo and Patricia Kipfmueller, the second of eight children. Raised in Ann Arbor and Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, she was a graduate of Central Michigan University in 1982. While Marta loved to travel the world, she particularly enjoyed time in Florence, Italy. But even Florence took a second spot to time spent at Ham's Hollow, the family compound in Fife Lake, Michigan. Marta spent her raucous life tending to her immediate and extended family, pursuing her love of food and drink, visiting theatres, museums, gardening, and spending as much time on her porch where she was equally comfortable reading trashy mysteries and the New York Times, while catching up with friends and neighbors. Through her thirty-one year marriage to her high school sweetheart and best friend they raised their daughters (Caitlin, Amelia and Hayley) in a way that reflected her deep commitment to women's social and political issues, as reflected through her work with the Legal Aid and Defenders Association. For those wishing to make a donation in Marta's honor, three organizations were dear to her heart: Planned Parenthood, The Detroit Institute of Arts and Motor City Grounds Crew. A wake is planned for Saturday, November 3, 2012 at The Rattlesnake in Detroit from 2 to 5 p.m.
THIBODEAU CHARLES EDWARD 68, of Howell. January 19, 1944- October 21, 2012. Beloved husband of the late Marge. Loving father of Stacy (Jay) Grossman. Also survived by his sister, Patricia Thibodeau, Brothers-in-law Thomas (Joan) Burke and Ted (Claire) Terletzky, his Goddaughter Rita (Scott) Riggs, along with many nieces and nephews and dear friends. Charlie was loved by, his dogs, Buddy and Laddie and his Macaw, Clancy. Charlie was extremely proud of his Army service as a tank driver in the 3rd Cavalry Armored Regiment, and was honorably discharged with the rank of PFC E3 (P). He was a member of the American Legion Post 216, Milford MI. Charlie retired from the Detroit News as a pressman, and remained a proud Union man! Charlie loved the Detroit sports teams, especially the Tigers and Lions and will be rooting for the Tigers in the World Series from Heaven. In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to the Livingston County Humane Society, or St. Jude Children's Hospital. The funeral will be held Friday, October 26th at St. Augustine Parish at 6481 Faussett Rd. Howell MI, 48843. Viewing at 10am, funeral service at 11am and burial at 12:30pm at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Howell.
TOWERS ROBERT ALLEN age 67 of Madison Heights, passed away October 23, 2012. He was born July 14, 1945 in Aurora, Missouri. Beloved husband of Sherry for 41 years. Loving father of Michael Towers, Jennifer Towers-Denton, and Jamie Towers. Proud grandfather of Hunter, Elizabeth, Emily, Caitlyn, Quinn, and Rowan. Dear brother of Gail Towers, Marilyn (John) Davidson, and Marcia (Archie) Hensley. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. He served in the U.S. Army seeing action during the Vietnam Conflict, retired from Lamb Technicon in 2007,and was a longtime member of Woodside Bible Church in Troy. Visitation will be Friday 3:00 pm to 9:00 p.m., with the funeral service Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the Hopcroft Funeral Home, 31145 John R. Rd., Madison Heights. Burial in White Chapel Cemetery, Troy. www.hopcroftfuneraldirectors.com.
TRESTRAIL WILLIAM Beloved husband of Inga L. Dear father of William (Shirley) Anders. Grandfather of Jennifer (Robert) Van Meter, Sarah (Christopher) Jeter. Great-grandfather of Claire and Maxwell Jeter. Brother-in-law of Karin Wheeler. The family has entrusted care and services to the L. J. Griffin Funeral Home, Westland (734) 522-9400. Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at griffinfuneralhome.com.
WELTI MARGUERITE HELEN Age 91, passed away October 20, 2012 in Farmington Hills, Michigan. Beloved wife of the late Carl Welti Sr. Dear mother of Carl Jr. (Beverly), Carolyn Hoffee (William), Thomas (Terry), and Mark. Grandmother of 11 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Sister of Lois Larivee. Visitation at the home of Carl Welti Jr. on Thursday, October 25, 6-9pm for directions call 248-478-2779. Memorial service 11am Friday, October 26, at Prince of Peace Church, 28000 New Market Rd., off 12 Mile Rd. in Farmington Hills. Memorials to Special Olympics.
WEST KATHLEEN "KAY" A. (JANSSEN) age 73, of White Lake, passed away on October 24, 2012. She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Richard West; daughter, Lynn (Gerard) Campain; grand-children, Nathan, Adam, Haley; siblings, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. A Funeral Liturgy will be held at Church of the Holy Spirit, Highland on Monday, October 29 at 10 a.m. Visitation at Lynch & Sons, Milford on Saturday 4-8 p.m. or Sunday 1-8 p.m. Memorials may be made to Church of the Holy Spirit. For further information phone 248-684-6645 or visit www.LynchFuneralDirectors.com
ZUCCARO NANCY M. (NEE REAME) October 23, 2012. Age 81. Beloved wife of Anthony "Tony". Dearest mother of Cynthia Zuccaro (Ernest Becker), Linda (Bob) Kapko, Dante (Nancy) Zuccaro, Anthony (Karen) Zuccaro, Marisa (Rob) Frenczli and Jennifer (Jeff) Bryant. Survived by 11 loving grandchildren. Dear sister of Paul (Lee) Reame and Lillian (Ken) Bennane. Visitation Saturday 9:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. time of funeral at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials to Seasons Hospice appreciated. Share memories with the family at their "Online Guestbook" at WujekCalcaterra.com
ABDURAMAN THERESIA Age 86, October 18, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Musin. Dearest mother of Shefika Kosikowski, Wolfgang (Denise) Abduraman and Brigitte (Eric) Ciaglo. Grandmother of seven. Great grandmother of three. Service at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 2565 Third St., Trenton, Michigan, 10 am Friday, October 26. Memorials suggested to Hospices of Henry Ford.
ARMSTRONG AUDREY A. October 23, 2012, age 99. Wife of the late Hugh. Dear mother of Audrey Fitzpatrick (Bruce), Thomas (Myrna), and Mary Beth Wiechert (Pat). Also eight grand-children and 20 great-grand-children. Funeral service Thursday 12 Noon at A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Road (between Maple and Big Beaver). Family will receive friends Thursday 9:30 a.m. until time of service. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery. Memorial tributes to Lutheran Home of Livonia, 28910 Plymouth Road, Livonia, MI 48150. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
AUDA ALEXANDER A., Age 86, of Milford, and formerly of Redford Twp., passed away in the care of his family October 21, 2012. Mr. Auda retired from Detroit Edison after 50 years and served 20 years as a Reserve Police Officer in Redford Twp., retiring as Lieutenant. Preceded in death by his wife Elizabeth "Betty" Auda. Survived by daughters Lynne Auda, Judy Hewelt, and Sharon (David) Lehr; grandchildren Nicole, Cara, Ryan and Matthew. Funeral Service will be held at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 404 E. Liberty St., Milford, on Thursday at 7 pm. Friends may visit Wednesday 5:30-9pm and Thursday 2-9 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to: National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation or Angela Hospice. For further information, phone 248.684.6645 or visit www.LynchFuneralDirectors.com
BAK WALTER M. "WALLY" Passed away on September 26, 2012 from a long battle with lung cancer. Beloved husband to Stacey (Orlanski). Brother of Ted (Carol). Uncle to Tom and Ryan, and cousin to Deanna and Barbara. Also survived by a wonderful friend, caregiver to Wally and daughter Kimberly and four beautiful grandchildren. He worked as an automotive engineer for over 30 years. He enjoyed classic car shows, watching and playing baseball, and most of all loved to talk and tell stories. More than anything he enjoyed helping others. Memorial Service October 27th at 11:00 a.m. at St. Peter's Church, 98 New St., Mt. Clemens. In lieu of flowers, donations to Lung Cancer Association or to the family.
BALLARD CLYDE "Honey" was born May 1st, 1925 in Kentucky and died October 23rd, 2012. He proudly served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Nata Lee Ballard, and four daughters, Debra, Susan (Leslie) Peterson, Dawn (Robert) Chism, Lisa (Phillip) Mailey. He is also survived by five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. A memorial service is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Thursday, October 25th, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Royal Oak. Interment will be at Great Lakes National Cemetary, Holly, MI.
BANONIS MARILYN Born September 28, 1923, died peacefully on October 15, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Vincent, Sr. Preceded in death by three wonderful sons Vincent, Jr., James, and Stephen. Survived by daughter Carolyn Anglin, brothers Robert and John (Helen) Schodowski, and many loving relatives, nieces and nephews. There is no visitation or memorial services per Marilyn's final wishes. Memorials in her honor may be made to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen, 1820 Mt. Elliot, Detroit, Michigan 48207. Online condolences may be left at www.haleyfuneraldirectors.com.
CRAWFORD SALLY S. Age 76, October 23, 2012. Beloved wife of Kenneth Crawford. Loving mother of the late Cheri Michels, Pamela Crawford, Kenneth (Kathy) Crawford, the late Brian Crawford and the late David Crawford. Cherished grandmother of eight. Funeral at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Road (btwn. 14-15 Mile Rds.), Friday 11 a.m. Friends may visit Thursday 2-8 p.m. Memorials appreciated to the Parkinson Foundation. Obituary and condolences at lynchfuneraldirectors.com .
HORWITZ SUSAN Beloved wife of the late Bertrand Horwitz. Cherished mother of Alene (Bernie) Goodstein, Linda Horwitz, Larry (Marla) Horwitz and the late Lori Horwitz. Loving grandmother of Ben Goodstein and Alex Greenstone. Dear sister of Michael (Joanne) Simon. Also survived by other loving relatives and friends. Devoted daughter of the late Leo and the late Ruth Simon. SERVICES WEDNESDAY 10:00 A.M. AT THE DAVIDSON/HERMELIN CHAPEL AT CLOVER HILL PARK CEMETERY. ARRANGEMENTS BY THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL. 248-569-0020. www.irakaufman.com
KALINOWSKI MARK DAVID Age 64, a resident of Royal Oak, passed away on October 20, 2012. Beloved father of Lisa Rogerson. Dearest companion of Lynda Dooley. Loving cousin of Mike Zsymberski. Predeceased by his parents Edmund and Lillian Kalinowski; his brother Ralph Kalin and his beloved cat Fat Boy. Gathering of family and friends Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. until Memorial Service 12:30 p.m. at Price Funeral Home, 3725 Rochester Road (between Big Beaver and Wattles Roads), Troy, (248) 689-0700. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to American Heart Association. Share memories with the family on the online guestbook at www.pricefuneralhome.net