FARMER KATHLEEN G., age 86 of Novi. Cherished wife of the late Herman K. Loving mother of Ronald B. and Laura (David) Atkinson. Proud grandma of Elizabeth Anna and the late Nora Jean and Kathryn Jean. Dearest Aunt to Kathy Gallagher and Eileen Bonifield. Also survived by many other loving family and friends. Visitation will be held at Fred Wood Funeral Home-Rice Chapel, 36100 5 Mile Rd., Livonia (E. of Levan), Saturday 5-9 p.m. and Sunday 1-9 p.m. Funeral service Monday at Ward Presbyterian Church, 40000 6 Mile Rd., Northville (W. of Haggerty), gathering 9:30 a.m. service 10 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Michigan Animal Rescue League. Please visit online guest book fredwoodfuneralhome.com .
FINGAL MAJOR MICHAEL ALGERNON IRVING Age 54 of Oak Park passed away on Friday, July 13, 2012. He was born in Dominica, West Indies on April 28, 1958. Major Fingal was a retired veteran of The United States Air Force and Michigan Air National Guard. Loving husband of Lisa. Dearest father of Caelan and Ellory. Beloved son of Algernon and Rhona Fingal. Son-in-law of Alger and June Schoonover. Brother of Gemma (Milton) Lawrence, John (Grace) Fingal and Dr. Rhona "Simone" Fingal. Visitation at the Sawyer-Fuller Funeral Home, 2125 Twelve Mile Road, Berkley, from 3-9 p.m. Sunday July 22nd. In state at National Shrine of The Little Flower Catholic Church (corner of Woodward Avenue and 12 Mile Road) in Royal Oak, Monday, July 23rd from 9:30 a.m. until the time of Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. Burial at Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, Michigan at 2:30 p.m. Monday. Share a memory with the family at www.sawyerfuller.com
FLING ESTHER MARY July 19, 2012, age 91. Dear mother of Jackie Fling and Richard Fling. Grandmother of Rachel Fling and Carrie (David) Nantais. Great- grandmother of Liam. Sister of Gloria Maloney of Florida. Predeceased by her brothers Robert and Louis, Jr. Lanza. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visitation Manns-Ferguson Funeral Home, 17000 Middlebelt (S. of 6 Mile) Sunday, 2-8 p.m. with Rosary at 7 p.m. In State Monday 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass 10 a.m. at St. Michael's Catholic Church, 11441 Hubbard (at Plymouth Road). Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Family suggests memorials to American Cancer Society. Share a memory at www. mannsfuneralhome.com
GARREN LURETTA July 18, 2012, Age 60, of Canton. Beloved and loving wife of Michael Straub. Precious mother of James C. Dixon lll and Kelly L. Dixon. Step-mother of Michael B. Straub, Kyle Sarach, Carol Burkhart and Heather Shoeneman. Proud grandmother of Carly and Jayden. Dear sister of Wanda, Homer, Sandra, Rayburn and Elizabeth. Visitation Sunday 2-9 pm at Vermeulen Funeral Home, 46401 W. Ann Arbor Rd., (between Sheldon and Beck) Plymouth. In state Monday 10 am until the 11 am Funeral Service at NorthRidge Church, 49555 N. Territorial Road, (at Ridge) Plymouth. Memorials may be made to Karmanos Cancer Institute. To share a memory, please visit vermeulenfuneralhome.com
HALL JACK W. July 19, 2012, age 77. Beloved husband of Helen. Dear father of Cindy (Leonard) Szott and Peggy Hall. Grand-father of Amy Jo Morris. Great-grandfather of Alisha and Tara. Visitation Sunday, 3-9 p.m. at the Schrader-Howell Funeral Home, 280 South Main Street, Plymouth where Funeral Services will be held on Monday 2 p.m. Burial Service Tuesday 11 a.m. at Oakgrove Cemetery, Coldwater, MI. Share your special thoughts and memories at www.schrader-howell.com
65, of Chicago and South Haven, died peacefully, surrounded by family and friends, on July 21, 2012 at Botsford Hospital, Farmington Hills. Cremation has taken place at Perry Funeral Home, Detroit. A memorial service to celebrate George's life will be held in Detroit at Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church at 1 p.m. on Saturday, August 25, which would have been his sixty-sixth birthday.
HENDZELL ELEANORE M. 87, at peace with our Lord on July 17, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Walter. Loving mother of Tom (Mary), Bob (Lynne) and Gary (Phyllis). Proud grandma of eight and cherished great-grandma of two. Family and friends will gather together on Monday July 23rd for an 11:00 am graveside service at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Southfield, Michigan. Arrangements entrusted to Brady-Gill Funeral Home, Tinley Park, IL. (708) 614-9900 or www.bradygill.com
KOHL KONRAD D., age 85, July 18, 2012, Leland, Michigan, formerly of Bloomfield Hills. Survived by beloved wife of 62 years Barbara Ann; children Konrad (Sue), Doug, Larry (Susan) and Tom (Sarah); seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Konrad practiced law in Michigan since 1951 with Davidson Gotshall, Kohl Secrest and Kohl Harris & Nolan. He represented, among others, Melvin Belli and former Governor John Swainson. He served in the U.S. Army in WWII where he was in charge of Special Services in Garmisch, Germany. His favorite place in the world was the deck of his home on Lake Michigan where he would watch the freighters go by. Cremation has taken place in Naples, Florida. Memorial service details will be forthcoming. Memorial donations should be made to the Leelanau Conservancy, P.O. Box 1007, Leland, MI 49654.
LICKEY JAMES MATTHEW (JIMMY) age 46, passed away Sunday, July 15th, at home with his family and friends by his side. Beloved son of Dian and the late Theodore Sr. Dearest brother of Cheryl (Tice), Michael, Jeffery, and Theodore Jr. (who preceded him in death). Loving companion of Tracy Isbell. Adored Uncle of Stephanie (Mueller), Mark, Myke, Jake, Joe, Kyle, Kara, and James. Memorial Service at Glen Eden Memorial Park in Livonia on Sunday, July 22nd at 2:00pm. He will be loved and missed forever in our hearts.
METTETAL ELI L. July 18, 2012, Age 88 of Redford. Beloved husband of Elma. Dear father of Terry (Jim) MaGraw, Ron (Karen) Mettetal and Vickie (Gary) Hulbert. Owner of Mettetal Greenhouse. Arrangements made by Vermeulen Funeral Home, 46401 W. Ann Arbor Rd., Plymouth. Services will be private. Donations may be made to Homeward Bound Pet Rescue, Westland or Humane Society. To share a memory, please visit vermeulenfuneralhome.com
MORGANTI MARGHERITA July 19, 2012. Age 95. Beloved wife of the late William. Dear mother of Germaine (and the late James) Spybrook, Raymond (Sharon), Marie Morganti and Carl (Barbara). Proud grandmother of seven and three great grandchildren. Visitation at the Sterling Heights Chapel of the Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 13650 East Fifteen Mile Road (at Schoenherr) Sunday 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm with 6:00 pm Rosary. Funeral Monday at St. Sylvester Catholic Church, 11200 12 Mile Road, Warren (W. of Hoover) In State 10:30 am until time of Mass 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen would be appreceiated. Memories shared at www.bcfh.com
MROZOWSKI THADDEUS "TED" Age 90, passed away peacefully July 16, 2012. Born in Hamtramck, Michigan, November 19, 1921. Beloved husband of the late Geraldine (Gerri) Modzell (married 1949). Dearest father of Camille Mrozowski and Gayle (William) Schneider. Loving grandfather of Matthew and Sarah Schneider and uncle to seven nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents Albert and Sophie, brother Bronislaw (Bruno) and sister Helen Radecki. Ted loved his family, his "farm", politics (how people were treated) and golf. He liked reading and writing and was an excellent listener. He also supported the hobbies, and activities of his wife and daughters. Ted received a law degree from Wayne State University. He used this knowledge to provide some personal legal services, but spent the majority of his life in public service. Ted held many positions throughout his career, some of which were; a Michigan Tax Tribunal Judge, State Representative (covering Hamtramck and Highland Park), Auditor and Legislative Agent for Wayne County Assessor in Hamtramck and as a Writer for the Citizen Newspaper. Ted also served in WWII in the US Army Signal Corps. In state 11:30 a.m. until time of Mass 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 21, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church, 467 Fairford Road, Grosse Pointe Woods 48236. An additional memorial celebration of Ted's life will be scheduled at a later date. Light a candle & share a memory at www.verheyden.org .
MUNRO KEVIN ROSS Age 55, died suddenly July 15, 2012. Beloved husband of Barbara (Bathke). Dearest father of Jessica and Tristen. Dearest son of Doris (the late Ross Glenn). Survived by his siblings, Melody (the late Randy) Paige, Debbie (Donald) Rinnas, Pamela (the late Thomas) Ketchum, David, and many loving nieces and nephews. Memorial Service held at Pine Hill Congregational Church on Sunday July 22, 4160 Middlebelt, West Bloomfield. Family Visitation at 2 p.m. and Service at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes suggested to Pine Hill Congregational Church or to Autism Speaks (1060 State Road, 2nd Floor, Princeton, NJ 08540).
MYERS NANCY (JENKINS) 76, of Marietta, Georgia passed away peacefully at her home on Monday July 16th surrounded by her family. She leaves behind her husband of 57 years, three children, seven grandchildren, four sisters and a brother. One sister has preceded her. She was born in Pontiac, Michigan and grew up in Redford Township where she met her husband at Clarenceville High School. A celebration of her life will be held at Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, in Marietta on Monday, July 23rd at 11am. online condolences at www.hmpattersoncantonhill.com.
PAPIN JEROME (JERRY), died suddenly July 19, 2012 at the age of 83. Beloved husband of Marian (Armstrong). Loving father of Janiece (super father-in-law of Bob) Guzowski. Greatest "Papa" to Ryan and Kyle. Also survived by many dear friends. Jerry grew up in Iron River and after serving in the Army he settled in the Detroit area. He worked out of I.B.E.W. until he started his own business - Papin Electric. He enjoyed his time in Michigan's Thumb area, hunting, fishing and maintaining his 40 acre farm was his passion. He had a love for aviation and completed flight training at the age of 75. At 81 Jerry purchased his first hot rod a 2010 Hemi Challenger R/T. He won the Honorary Mayors Award at the 2010 Port Austin Car Show! Visitation will be Sunday 2-9 p.m. and Jerry's Funeral will be Monday 11 a.m. at the David J.Wysocki Funeral Home, 29440 Ryan Rd. (1 blk. N. of 12 Mile Rd.), Warren. Interment will take place Tuesday 11 a.m. at St. Michaels Cemetery in Port Austin.
PERRIN THOMAS E. DDS., age 86, died suddenly July 18, 2012. US Army, WWII. Dear husband of Mary Lou for 59 years. Dear father of Susan (James) Kant and the late Mary Ann Perrin. Proud grandfather of Matthew (Colleen), Thomas (Elly), and Daniel Kant. Great-grandfather of Lucy Kant. Visitation at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Road (between 14-15 Mile Rds.) Sunday 3-8pm with a Rosary at 7pm. Funeral at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church, 32340 Pierce, Beverly Hills, Monday 10am. Friends may visit at church beginning at 9:30am. Memorials appreciated to Capuchin Soup Kitchen. Obituary and condolences at lynchfuneraldirectors.com
PLUTA JAMES J. Age 57. Dear brother of Tom (Pat), Barbara (Alex) Carrillo, Susan (Jim) Deemer and David (Koleen). Two nieces also survive. Visitation Sunday 1-9 p.m. at Wessels & Wilk Funeral Home, 23690 Woodward Ave. In state Monday 9:30 a.m. until the time of his Funeral Mass 10 a.m. at Transfiguration Catholic Church. www.wesselsandwilk.com
RUFFINI NICHOLAS A. Beloved husband of Elizabeth. Dearest father of Terri (Joseph) Paone, Cheryl (Anthony) Colo, Elizabeth (Dennis) Berger and Nicholas (Kimberly) Ruffini, Jr. Brother of the late Ronald L. Ruffini. Loving grandfather of Rachel, Mario, Sarah, Vincent, Nicholas, Elizabeth, Dennis J., Erica, Francesco, Courtney and Anthony. Visitation 2-9 p.m. Sunday at Ford Funeral Home, 26560 Van Dyke. In state 9:30 a.m. Monday at St. Mary Our Queen of Families Church, St. Clement Campus until 10 a.m. time of Mass. Burial St. Clement Cemetery. Memorial donations to the charity of your choice. Fordfuneralhome.org
SEMPERGER BERNADINE L. of Clarkston; July 19, 2012; age 85. Preceded in death by her husband of 56 years William and her son Andrew; loving mother of Karen Semperger, William (Rosalind) Semperger Jr., Daniel (Kimberley) Semperger, Leslie (late Robert) Jenks and Amy (Stephen) Czyrka; beloved grandmother of Allison, Janine, D.J., Kayla, Andrew, Samantha, Nicole, Brendan, Justine and Stevie; Dear sister of Richard (late Barbara) Bannasch and Roy (Carol) Bannasch. Bernadine retired from Providence Hospital. Scripture Service Friday 7:00 pm at the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston where friends may visit Friday 3-5 and 7-9. Funeral Mass Saturday 10:00 am at St. Daniel Catholic Church. (In state Saturday 9:00 am until time of mass.) Memorial Donations may be made to St. Jude's Childrens Hospital. Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com
SIMERICK EVELYN Wife of the late Michael. Beloved mother of Michael (Rae Ellen), Donna (Michael) Kueken, Debbie Madajczyk and David Simerick. Sister of Pauline Burcroff, Edward Miller and the late Clarence Miller. Loving grand-mother of 11 and great-grandmother of 12. Visitation 2-9 p.m. Friday at Ford Funeral Home 26560 Van Dyke with a rosary at 7 p.m. Funeral Service 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, Rev. Tom Puzio officiating with burial following at Resurrection Cemetery. Memorial donations to the charity of your choice. Fordfuneralhome.org
SZOSTAK HELEN Age 93. Passed away July 11, 2012 in Mesa, AZ. Preceded into God's care by husband Stanley and son Stanley Jr. Loving mother of Arlene (Raymond) Szczesniak, Peggy Shapiro, Gerald (Leslie) and daughter-in-law Trudy. Proud and loving grandmother of ten, great-grand-mother of 13 and great-great-grandmother of one. Helen was very active in the St. Theresa Guild of St. Florian Parish Serving as president and other offices. Along with her friends from the Guild, she enjoyed quilting, making pierogi, helping at the ice cream socials and food pantry. Visitation Sunday 2-8:00 p.m. Parish and St. Theresa Guild Rosary, 3 p.m. at Krot Funeral Home, 2687 Caniff, Hamtramck, 313-365-5240. In state Monday 10:30 a.m. at St. Florian Church. Mass of Christian Burial Monday 11:00 a.m. Private Interment Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers bequests to St. Florian Church.
WOLOVECK EVELYN Beloved wife of the late Edward Woloveck. Cherished mother of Bernadene Strager (Edward Spivack). Mother-in-law of the late Larry Strager. Loving grandmother of Amy (Stephen) Scapelliti, Patricia (Gary) Blackman and Jonathan Strager. Proud great grandmother of Evan and Jonah Scapelliti, Benjamin and Emma Blackman and James Horn. Dear sister of David Goldman and Annabelle Gershow. GRAVESIDE SERVICE 10 A.M. FRIDAY MORNING AT BETH EL MEMORIAL PARK. ARRANGEMENTS BY THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020. www.irakaufman.com.
ADLER DR. RAPHAEL Beloved husband of the late Minna Adler. Cherished father of Ava (Burt Steinberg) Adler, Roxanne Adler Powondra and Margo Adler (Kraig) Libstag. Loving grandfather of Matthew (Amanda) Powondra, Jordan Winkler, Zachary Adler Powondra and Alexandra Libstag. SERVICES 10 AM FRIDAY MORNING AT TEMPLE BETH EMETH IN ANN ARBOR. INTERMENT AT ARBORCREST CEMETERY. ARRANGEMENTS BY THE IRA KAURMAN CHAPEL. 248-569-0020. www.irakaufman.com.
AGNELLO CHRISTINE C. July 17, 2012, Age 71. Beloved wife of Robert P. Loving mother of Tina (Chris) Sowders, Tim (Mary), and Robbie (Jerry Pape). Grandmother of Nick, Ashley and Shane. Also survived by three brothers. Resting at the L. J. Griffin Funeral Home, 7707 Middlebelt Rd. (at Ann Arbor Trail) Thursday 5-9 p.m. and Friday 12-9 p.m. Prayer service Friday 7 p.m. In state Saturday 10 a.m. at St. Damian Church, 30055 Joy Rd. (W. of Middlebelt Rd.) until time of Mass at 10:30 a.m. Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at griffinfuneralhome.com
ARSLANIAN MARGARET Age 83, passed away Monday, June 11, 2012 after a courageous three year battle with cancer. Predeceased by her husband of 51 years, Anthony. She is survived by her beloved children, Larry, Mark, Caryl, Darin, and daughter-in-law Carol. Treasured grandchildren, Susan, Christine, Steven, Leah, and Autumn. Cherished great-granddaughter Lily, along with countless other friends and family whom were blessed to know her. A Memorial Luncheon will be held Saturday, July 21, 11:30 a.m. at Ike's Restaurant, 38550 Van Dyke at 17 Mile Rd., Sterling Heights.
BANAS FELIX ARTHUR 79, of Waterford, formerly of Dearborn, passed away on July 17, 2012. Born on September 4, 1932 in Detroit "Art" leaves behind loving wife of 53 years Nancy, daughter Carla, sons Kurt (Debbie) an Hank (Lori). Grandchildren Jennifer, Sara, Michael, Kaylee, William, Isabella and Ava Rose. Also many other relatives and close friends. Memorial Service Saturday, July 21, 2012 10 a.m. at St. Benedict church, 80 South Lynn St. Waterford, MI 48328. In lieu of flowers please go to act.alz.org/goto/art.banas
BEAR ROBERT A. July 16, 2012. Age 86 of Dearborn. Beloved and faithful husband for 65 years of Joyce. Loving and engaged father of Barbara Peters, Michael (Cheryl) Bear, Thomas (Linda) Bear, Jennifer Bear and Benjamin Bear. Committed grand-father of 10 and great-grandfather of seven. Robert was a graduate of the University of Western Ontario and used his entrepreneurial skills to found TECH-S in Livonia, MI in 1971. Robert's trustworth-iness and appreciation of beauty will be deeply missed by family, friends and former employees. Donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Association (alz.org) or to charity of choice. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Allen Park Chapel of Voran Funeral Home. In lieu of a viewing and funeral service, those wishing to pay their respects are encouraged to visit Robert's online guestbook and share memories at www.voranfuneralhome.com
BEATON JOHN (DON) 80, of Fort Myers, Florida died on July 12, 2012. He is preceded in death by his brothers Larry, Bob, and Neil as well as his sister, Pat. Don is survived by his wife, Mae, of 59 years. In addition, his brothers Steven (Kathy) Beaton and Paul (Kathy) Beaton; brother-in-law Hank Steil; his children: Kathy (Joe) Langford, Michael Beaton, Elizabeth (Mike Madden) Ficht, James (Mary) Beaton, and Andy Beaton; his grandchildren: Patrick (Wendy) Langford, Christopher (Megan) Langford, Zachary Ficht, as well as Cameron, Evan, Audrey, Lydia, and Bix Beaton; and his great-grandchild, Hunter Langford. Visitation at Wm. Sullivan and Son Funeral Home, 8459 Hall Rd., Utica, 48317 on Friday from 4-9 p.m. Mass Saturday, July 21 at 10 a.m. at St Jane Frances de Chantel Church, 38750 Ryan, Sterling Heights, MI. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice or charity of choice.
BLATY VIRGINIA IRENE "GINNY" passed away peacefully at home on July 14, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Edward Blaty for 63 years until his passing in March of 2012. Virginia is survived by her children, Ann Marie Mann (Richard Vail), Theresa Lynn Blaty (David Diebold), Mary Beth Lewison (Kyle), Edward C. Blaty; her grandchildren, Jonathan T. Mann, Matthew E. Mann (Kristin), Cole W. Lewison, Brian C. Lewison, Andrew J. Diebold and great-granddaughter Sienna Marie Mann. Also survived by her brother William T. Crick (Norma), sister Rita Gallagher, sisters-in-law Delores Ajlouny and Lorraine Blaty, as well as many nieces and nephews and their families. In addition to her husband and parents, Virginia was preceded in death by her in laws, Mary and Charles Blaty, niece Dana Marra, nephew Anthony Ajlouny, sister-in-law Jeanette Seaback and brothers-in-law Donald Blaty, Monroe Seaback and K. Anthony Ajlouny. Virginia was born in Ontario, Canada on March 18, 1926 to Ernest G. and Ann Marie Crick. She was raised in Detroit and attended St. Agnes School. On June 26, 1948 she married Edward and proudly and selflessly supported him through law school and a successful career at Lawyer's Title Insurance Corporation while raising their four children. Over the years Ed and Ginny were blessed with many dear friends. Above all she was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She created and leaves behind many treasured memories. She was an especially proud "Granny" to her five grandsons who she loved so very much. She will be forever missed and always in our hearts. Visitation at the O'Brien/Sullivan Funeral Home, 41555 Grand River Ave., Novi (248) 348-1800, Sunday July 22, from 4-8 pm. In state at Holy Family Church, 24505 Meadowbrook Rd., Novi, Monday 10 am until the funeral liturgy at 10:30 am. Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer's Association or a charity of choice. Online condolences: www.obriensullivanfuneralhome.com
BOLAND RITA July 17, 2012, Age 84. Beloved daughter of the late Bernie and Grace Boland. Dear sister of the late Patrick, Mary Anne, and John (Mary Anne). Survived by many cousins. Visitation Thursday 3-8 p.m. with a Scripture Service 7 p.m at the Wasik Funeral Home, 11470 Thirteen Mile Rd. (west of Hoover), Warren. In state Friday 10 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass 10:30 a.m. at Guardian Angels Church, 581 E. 14 Mile Rd., Clawson. Interment St. Hedwig Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Season's Hospice, or for a Mass to be said in Rita's name are appreciated. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.wasikfuneralhome.com
BRADLEY GERALD J. 58, of the Livonia and Redford area, passed away July 16th, 2012. Gerald is survived by his three loving children, Christopher, Brian Gerald, and Bridget (Paul) Cousino; his cherished grand-children, Gabriella, Dominick, Amber, Chris "CJ", Ashlyn, Asia; his siblings, William, Michael, Scotty, David, Bobby, Patty, Lori and Peggy; also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and friends. Sadly, Gerald was preceded in death by his parents, William and Margaret and his siblings, Diane Hicks and Jeffrey Bradley. Funeral Service Monday, July 23rd, 10:00 a.m. at the Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, 23720 Farmington Rd., (btw. 9-10 Mile Rds., just N of Grand River), downtown Farmington (248-474-5200). Visitation Sunday 2-8 p.m. Memorials tributes will be used according to the family's wishes. heeney-sundquist.com
BROWN ROBERT E. Age 84 of Romulus, died July 17, 2012. Beloved husband of Verna. Formerly married to Fay. Loving father of Robert, Jeffrey, Nannette (Russell) Young, Scott (Patty) and Mark (Zoila). Grandfather of twelve, great-grandfather of two. Past Master of Olive Branch Masonic Lodge #542. Visitation Saturday, July 21, 28 p.m. Funeral Service Sunday, July 22, 1 p.m. Querfeld Funeral Home, 1200 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn. Memorial Donations to: Olive Branch Masonic Lodge #542 Scholarship Fund, 1170 Mason St., Dearborn, MI 48124. www.querfeldfuneralhome.com.
CARR DANIEL JAMES June 16, 2012. Age 42. Beloved son of Rita Cowan and the late William John Carr. Dearest father of Nevaeh Murray. Dear brother of William John Carr II. Stepson of Anita Blewett-Carr; and stepbrother of Jerry, James, and Pharoah. Visitation Friday 3-9 p.m. with 7 p.m. prayers at the Kaul Funeral Home, 27830 Gratiot Ave., Roseville. Instate Saturday 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass 10:00 a.m. at St. Athanasius Catholic Church, 18720 13 Mile Rd. Roseville. Burial Resurrection Cemetery. Please share a memory of Daniel at www.kaulfuneralhome.com.
CHESNEY STANLEY C. Age 99, of Rochester Hills, formerly of Detroit, and Clawson, passed away July 16, 2012. He retired in 1975 from Chrysler Dodge. Husband of the late Jean (nee Zakalata); dear father of Carol (Stanley) Wilson of Indian Land, SC, Cynthia (Jerry) Caviani of Ann Arbor, MI, Candace (Peter) Chatfield of Lansing, MI, Charles (Andrea) Chesney of Yakima, Washington, the late Cecil and Cedric Chesney; dear grandfather of Christa Boucher (Dan), Darren Caviani (Jodi), and Amy Chatfield (Josh Steichmann). Dear brother of Irene Sink, Joan Chesney Pyle, Mary Ann Liput, and the late Bud Chesney. Also, survived by cousin Catherine Reske and several nieces and nephews, and the loving and caring staff at the Sanctuary at Bellbrook. Funeral service, Monday 10:00 a.m. at Pixley Funeral Home, 322 W. University Dr., Rochester. Family will receive friends for one hour prior to service. Rite of Committal, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Contributions to Sanctuary at Bellbrook, 873 W. Avon Road, Rochester Hills, MI 48307 www.pixleyfh.com
CLEGG JAMES PETER Memorial Service will be held for James Clegg at 4 pm, Thursday, July 19, 2012 in the Koasati Pine Golf Course - Veranda in Kinder. The Rev. Greg Willis will officiate under the guidance of White Oaks Funeral Home, Oakdale. James, 65, of Oakdale, passed away Monday, July 16, 2012 at his residence. He worked as a Scheduling Coordinator Table Games for sixteen years at Coushatta Casino Resort in Kinder. James succeeded the challenge each and everyday. He is preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Frances Clegg. Those left to cherish his memory include his long-term friend, Naomi Knowles of Oakdale; two brothers, Robert Clegg of Lincoln, Nebraska and Ernest Clegg of Kinder; and a host of family and friends. He maybe gone from our presence, but he will remain in our hearts forever. Friends may call on Thursday, July 19, 2012 from 2 p.m. until time of services at the Veranda.
COLEN ROBERT P., D.O., age 51, renowned orthopedic trauma surgeon, suffered a heart attack and died suddenly July 15, 2012. Dr. Colen is the beloved husband of Rita for 30 years; devoted father of Stephanie (Kelley) Brossy and Alex Colen; loving son of Paul Colen and the late Grace Berg; and dear brother of Barbara (Jerry) Higgins, Carol Martin, Jeannie (Dennis) Lieb and Cindy (Harry) Bier. Visitation Friday, July 20th, 1-9 p.m., at the Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, 23720 Farmington Rd., (between 9-10 Mile Rds., just N of Grand River), downtown Farmington (248-474-5200). Memorial ceremonies, including the sharing of memories, Saturday, July 21st, 11 am, at the Botsford Hospital Community Room, Zieger Administration Bldg., (building east of the main hospital), 28050 Grand River Ave., Farmington Hills. Refreshments will follow the ceremony. Memorial contributions suggested to the Botsford Foundation, botsford.org. heeney-sundquist.com
COLLINS PAUL REAGAN SR. July 16, 2012 Age 89 of Bloomfield Hills. Former Captain of the University of Missouri Basketball, Track and Football teams 1943-44. Former NFL quarterback for the 1945 St. Louis Cardinals. Longtime account executive for Purina and Dow Chemical Co. Retired real estate agent for Coldwell Banker. Beloved husband of Dorothy for 67 years. Dear father of H. Kathleen Collins, Carol C. Collins and the late Paul Reagan Collins, Jr. Grandfather of Erin Reagan Collins. Great grandfather of Alexandra Reagan Collins. Brother of Charlie Collins. Also survived by his dog, Lady. Memorial Mass Saturday, 11a.m. at St. Hugo of the Hills Stone Chapel, 2215 Opdyke Rd., Bloomfield Hills. Memorial tributes to the charity of donor's choice. A.J. Desmond & Sons (248) 549-0500. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
CUFFAR RUDOLPH M. "RUDY" July 17, 2012. Age 70. Beloved husband of the late Gloria Jean. Loving father of Cathy (Mark) Davis, Ann (Art) Kloss, and Nancy (Steve) Lowry. Proud grandfather of Bryan (Christine), Katherine, Hunter, Austin, and Annette. Dear brother of Nancy Ingrassia, Fred Cuffar and the late Charles Cuffar. Visitation at the Sterling Heights Chapel of the Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 13650 East Fifteen Mile Road (at Schoenherr) Friday 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Funeral Saturday 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Memories shared at www.bcfh.com
DIEHL ROBERT J. SR. (self written shortly before death). Retired Attorney. Born April 25, 1924, Died July 15, 2012. My wife Anne (nee Schultz) is the most wonderful girl and mother and I love her with all my heart and soul. And, God gave us twelve extraordinary and loving children who are honest and intelligent and all of whom graduated from college. And, if at the time of my dying, there wasn't time or I lacked the strength, please know that I wanted to give that last hug to you Anne, and to our children Diane, Kathy, Nancy, Bob, Janice, George, Mark, John, Linda, David, Douglas, and Lisa. Also survived by my fine son-in-laws Donald (Diane) Corning and Michael (Kathy) Worhach and my lovely daughter-in-laws Anne (Bob), Charlene (Mark), Cathleen (John), Amy (David), and Janet (Douglas). Predeceased by my loving sister Janice (Sr. Alice Mary, I.H.M.), loving brother Gerald and loving sister Alice (Jack) Hagerty. Also survived by special friends Jim Haggerty, Lynda Baker and Sharon Choate. And to my loving grandchildren Jennifer, Michael, Beth, Brian, Daniel, Rachel, Christopher (Maureen), Nancy, Robert III, James, Jeffrey, David, Patrick, Steven, Nicholas, Mary, Meghan, Matthew, Kate, Joseph, Emily, Teresa, Courtney, Cecelia, and Maureen I leave this legacy Believe in God and salvation be honest and love your family. Visitation Thursday, 2-8pm with a Rosary 7pm at Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home, Inc., 16300 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe Park. Funeral Friday; In state 10:30am until the time of Mass 11am at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 15020 Hampton, Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Ambrose Catholic Church. Light a candle and share a memory at: www.verheyden.org
EDGAR STEPHEN MICHAEL Age 55 of Berkley formerly of Ferndale died July 13, 2012. Stephen is survived by his wife Tina M. (Drew) Edgar, his parents Mary Lou Edgar and the late Raymond, brother Douglas Edgar (his companion Sharolyn Hunter), sister Sharon Edgar; his nephew Jeffrey Drew and his wife Andrea and their children Olivia and Julia, who were Stephen's "family". A niece Ashley Edgar and her mother Sue Edgar, his aunt Sylvia and the late Daniel Wisner, the Edgar's of Sandy, Oregon. Stephen was born August 10, 1956 in Detroit. He was a loving husband, a nurturing uncle, a doting great uncle, a sweet son and more than a brother a friend. He passed away suddenly at his cottage in Caseville, MI. Stephen was a gifted musician, a senior sales executive extraordinaire, a man that could do anything in the world from renovating a home to closing the deal, to making beautiful music. He had the soul of an artist in every sense of the word. He loved to cook (just ask his family and friends about candy bacon). An explorer at heart, Stephen was an avid boater, cruising the Great Lakes for over 15 years until he replaced boating with the perfect beach in Caseville and trips to New York and Cabo San Lucas. Stephen saw the potential in everyone and everything. The number of lives he touched and coached is too great to count. He was loved and cherished by many wonderful friends that were drawn to his vision, creativity and strength. Stephen crafted a beautiful world for himself, his loving wife Tina, their dog Little Bit and all his family and friends. Visitation Saturday 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Price Funeral Home, 3725 Rochester Road (between Big Beaver and Wattles Roads) Troy 248-689-0700. In state Sunday 2:00 p.m. until funeral service 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home. In Leiu of flowers memorials to the Michigan Humane Society, Rochester Hills Center for Animal Care, 3600 West Auburn Road, Rochester Hills, Michigan, 48309 or to the Caseville United Methodist Church, 6495 Main Street, Caseville, Michigan 48725. Share memories with the family at www.pricefuneralhome.net
EHLERT ROSE MARIE July 13, 2012. Age 70. Beloved wife of the late David. Dear mother of Michelle (Keith) Anderson, Karen (Mark) Wilkes and the late Laura (Chris) Liwak. Proud Grandma of David, Kelsey, Katie and Rachel. Sister of Richard (Germaine) and Leonard Rutkowski. Memorial Service Saturday July 21st, 12noon at Dearborn Hills Golf Course Banquet Center. Arrangements by McFarland Foss Funeral Home, Attendees please call to RSVP to 313-581-7240.
ENGLEHARDT NANCY E. (NEE WHITSITT) Age 78, July 15, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Eric. Dearest mother of Beverly (Steve) Lademan, Bonnie Baiz and Robert (Janette) Englehardt. Proud grandmother of nine and great grandmother of five. Also survived by two brothers, one sister and many nieces and nephews. A funeral service was held on Wednesday, July 18th at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. (Shelby Twp.)
FARMER JAMES D. July 17, 2012 age 79 of Westland. Beloved husband of Martha. Dear father of Bruce (Carla), Debbie and Beth Farmer. Brother of Jerry, Jack, the late Kenneth, Ralph and Robert. Grandfather of Todd (Theresa) Farmer and Amie (Craig) Krzeminski. Great Grandfather of Justin, Evan, Kendal and Colin. James worked for Delta Airlines for 38 years. He retired at 59 to enjoy his garden and flowers. A Memorial service will be held at a later date. Please watch the funeral home website for an update of the memorial service. Family requests memorials to Michigan Humane Society. Please visit and sign a tribute at www.uhtfh.com.
FELICE MICHELE L. (NEE SIMPSON) July 16, 2012. Age 40. Beloved wife of John. Loving mother of Robert, Kaitlyn, Marie and Kelly. Dear sister of Dawn (Don) Kowalski. Adored daughter of Leonard and the late Marilyn Simpson. Cherished granddaughter of Margaret Certo. Visitation Thursday 3-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Scripture Service at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile Rd). Funeral Friday in state 9 a.m. at St. Blase Catholic Church, 12151 15 Mile Rd (Btw Dodge Park and Schoenherr) until time of Mass 9:30 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "Online Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com
TESTASECCA FRANK 84, of Westland, died suddenly July 17, 2012. Beloved husband of the late Marie (d. 2006); devoted father of Wayne (Karen), Ric (Cindy), Marty (Lory) and John (the late Colleen); and cherished grandfather of Sandra, Robin, Stacey, Joshua and Enzo. Funeral Service Friday, July 20, 10:00 am at the Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, 23720 Farmington Rd., (between 9-10 Mile Rds., just N. of Grand River), downtown Farmington (248-474-5200). Visitation Thursday 2-8 PM, with a 7 pm Masonic Memorial Ceremony. Private Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery, Detroit. heeney-sundquist.com
GAROFALO JOSEPHINE (NEE MISTRETTA) July 15, 2012, Age 81. Beloved wife of the late Joseph. Loving mother of Frank (Linda), Peter (Sandy), Salvatore (Licia), Grace (Jim) Stodola, and the late Eleanor Garofalo Young. Proud grandmother of David (Shay), Jennifer (Billy), Michele (Keith), Joseph, Jeanne, Antonio, Bryan and Eric, and great grandmother of Jack, Haley, Dominic and Angela. Dear sister of Rosalie (the late Sam) Orlando, Peter (Lora) Mistretta, Vincent (Winnie) Mistretta, Vito (the late Sandy) Parisi and the late Margaret Aiello and Lucie Parisi. Visitation at the Sterling Heights Chapel of the Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 13650 East Fifteen Mile Road (at Schoenherr) Thursday 2 to 9 pm with evening Scripture/Eulogy 7 pm. Funeral Friday at St. Michael Catholic Church, 40501 Hayes (N. of 17 Mile), Sterling Heights. In State 10:30 am until time of Mass 11am. Entombment Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton Township. Memories shared at www.bcfh.com
HACALA GERALD P. 76, July 16, 2012. Beloved husband of Joanne, loving father of Maria (Nickolas) Zizzi, Teresa Hacala and Carmela (Douglas) Wilder. Dear grandfather of Matthew Drake and Marty Wilder. Visitation 9:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. Memorial Mass, Saturday July 21 at St. Mary Queen of Creations Church, 50931 Maria, New Baltimore. Memorials may be made to St. Mary's Pantry or Building Fund or to Capuchin Retreat Center, 62460 Mt. Vernon Road, Washington, MI, 48094. Arrangements by Gendernalik Funeral Home, New Baltimore.
HACK DAVID C. July 17, 2012, Age 65. Beloved fiancé of Gail Castro. Loving father of Rodney and Becky Hack and six step-children. Dear grandfather of many and brother of two. Visitation will be Thursday 3-9 p.m. at Vermeulen Funeral Home, 46401 W. Ann Arbor Rd., (btwn Sheldon and Beck) Plymouth. Funeral Service Friday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment at United Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association. To share a memory, please visit vermeulenfuneralhome.com
HAYES ROBERT LEE July 17, 2012, age 72 of Houghton Lake, Michigan. Beloved husband of Dianne. Dearest father of Richard (Bonnie), Vince (Randi) and Kristin (Vince). Dear son of the late Helen (John) Wright. Beloved step-father of Kay, Sandy (Davey), Linda and the late Patricia and Carolyn Ridling. Brother of Donald, Shirley and Justine (Jim). Loving grandfather of Chelsi, Hailey, Brandon, Brittany, Breynne, Ben, Alyssa, Rachel, Bethany, Rebekah, Anastasia, Kyle, Christopher, Nikki, D.J., Gage, Carly and the late Keith. Also survived by five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 12 Noon on Friday at Thayer-Rock Funeral Home, 33603 Grand River Ave., downtown Farmington. Visitation from 10 a.m. until time of the service. Memorials may be directed to the Hayes Family. www.thayer-rock.com
HICKS JUNE L. July 15, 2012, age 87. Dear sister of William (Joy). Daughter of the late Frederick and Edith Hicks. Aunt of Alison, Sara, Katy and Amy. Also survived by six grand-nieces and nephews. Memorial Service Friday 11 a.m. from Henry Ford Village Chapel, 16101 Ford Rd., Dearborn. www.howepeterson.com