PALMER DIANA M., age 75, December 24, 2012. Beloved wife of Donald for 43 years. Dearest mother of three, grandmother of six and great-grandmother of five with one on the way. Private services will be held at later date. www.mccabefuneralhome.com
PELTON DOROTHY B. Longtime resident of Waterford, died after a period of decline from Alzheimer's disease on December 20 at the age of 80. Born Dorothy Jeanette Branaman on August 17, 1932 in Lansing, Michigan. Married in 1954 to Maurice Pelton, and is survived by their three sons, Gary (Rebecca), Donald (Kelly), and Eric (Connie); nine grandchildren; and brother John (Nancy) of Miami, Florida. Graduated Summa Cum Laude in 1954 from Michigan State College with a Bachelor of Music degree. Taught music in the Birmingham Schools and music and mathematics in the Pontiac Schools. An active musician throughout her life, played flute in The Detroit Flute Choir, Birmingham Concert Band, and MSU Alumni Band and taught scores of flute students. Member for 46 years at Central United Methodist Church in Waterford, where she sang in the chancel choir, played organ, piano, and flute, and directed youth choirs. Participated in mission and work trips to the Gulf Coast and Central America and volunteered for Meals-On-Wheels. A memorial Service and lunch reception is planned for 11 a.m. Saturday January 5, 2013 at Central United Methodist Church. Family will receive visitors at the Church on Friday, January 4 between 6 and 9 p.m. Memorials may be made to Michigan State University expressly designated for the Maurice D. and Dorothy B. Pelton Endowed Scholarship in Music Studies. Contributions to Michigan State University should be sent to College of Music Advancement Office, 333 W. Circle Dr. #102, East Lansing, MI 48824. Memorial contributions may also be made to Central United Methodist Church. Arrangements by COATS FUNERAL HOME -WATERFORD. To send a private condolence go to www.coatsfuneralhomes.com.
PETERS WINONA "DOLLY" age 83, December 21, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Harold. Dear mother of Deborah (Anthony) Vitale and Karen Peters. Loving grandmother of Shawn, Amber and Brandon. Loving great-grandmother of Lennon. Sister of the late John Fulton. Sister-in-law of Ramah Fulton aunt of Richard Fulton and John Wesley Fulton. Private family services will be held in the spring. Dolly lived to vacation with her family in North Carolina every summer.
PIGGOTT JUNE M. Age 79 December 25, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Leonard M.D. Dear mother of Randy (Julie), Kevin (Lori) and Cheryl (Mark) Buckley. Dearest grandmother of Vanessa, Kristina, Thomas, Leah, Michael, Matthew and Andrew and great-grandmother of Alexandra. Loving sister of Nancy (Gordon) Swatkow, Gloria (the late Lenny) Schuiling, John (Monique) Gardiner and the late Harold (Helen) Gardiner. Family was central to her life. June was an avid volunteer with the Red Cross and Stephens Ministry among others. The family will receive friends on Monday 2-8 at the Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 Six Mile Rd., Livonia. Funeral Service Tuesday 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment Oakland Hills Memorial Park. www.harryjwillfuneralhome.com
POLADIAN ANDREW Beloved husband of Alis "Mary" Poladian. Dearest father of Thomas Poladian, Kenneth (Ledonna) Poladian, Andrea (Michael) Rasizzi. Loving grandfather of Leo and Shant Poladian, Mehri and Lucine Rasizzi. Also many other relatives and friends. Visitation Sunday 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. with Dan Gark prayers at 7:30 p.m. in Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 Inkster Road (south of Ford Rd). In state in St. Sarkis Armenian Church, Dearborn, Monday 10 a.m. until time of funeral at 11 a.m. Final resting place Woodmere Cemetery. Memorial tributes to St. Sarkis Armenian Church. Arrangements in the care of SIMON JAVIZIAN FUNERAL DIRECTORS 248-626-7815. Send Internet condolences to SJavizian2@att.net.
PRIEST EARL LEE age 76 of Hartland Township, passed away at his home on Friday, December 28, 2012. Born April 8, 1936 in Detroit, he was the son of Jack O. and Eva B. (Canfield) Priest. A Hartland Township resident for the past 50 years, Earl was a retired (1992) experimental machinist at the General Motors Proving Grounds. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed working on cars and traveling. Beloved husband of Janet (Newsome) Priest whom he married in Detroit on July 25, 1959. Loving father of Robert (Alena) Priest of Redford and Carolyn (Clayton) Davis of Augusta, Kansas. Proud and loving grandfather of Jenny and Matthew. Brother of Jack (Sharon) Priest of Taylor and the late Richard (Marg) Priest of Westland. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, January 2, 11:00 a.m. at MacDonald's Funeral Home, Howell (517-546-2800) where the family will receive friends beginning at 10:00 a.m. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Humane Society of Livingston County or to the Woodland Cancer Center. Please visit the family's online guestbook at: www.macdonaldsfuneralhome.com.
PROTON MARVEL M., Ph.D. December 15, 2012. Age 77. Retired teacher and counselor, Warren Schools. Wife of the late G. Philip Johnson, Ph.D. Sister of Louis Proton (Judy), Marianne Hennessey (Raymond), and Delina Belonga (Dale), and the late D. Ruth Hillman and Peter Proton. Step-mother of Reed Johnson, Neal Johnson, Laurel Johnson, and Althea Walworth. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, and step-grandchildren. Memorial Service Saturday, January 5, 2013, at 12 noon at St. Andrew Catholic Church, 1400 Inglewood, Rochester. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the Woman's National Farm and Garden Association, Rochester Branch. A.J. Desmond & Sons, (248) 362-2500. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com.
SCHULTZ AUDREY JUNE of Rogers City, passed away on December 23, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Harold A. Schultz for 33 years. Dear mother of Heidi (Ron) Trafidlo, Coby (Lyndsay) Schultz and Lydia (James) Pruneski. Survived by five grand children and five great-grand children. Sister of Robert (Mildred) Cooper. Also survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews. Audrey was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Rogers City, Michigan. Memorial Services to be held in Troy, Michigan and in Rogers City, Michigan at a later date. Inurnment White Chapel Cemetery. Suggested memorials to St. Jude Children's Hospital, Leader Dog for the Blind, or to Peace Lutheran Church. Online guestbook www.modetzfuneralhomes.com
SCHWALLIE NORMAN K., 85, died December 28, 2012 in Novi. A retiree of GM, he had been a resident of Saline for 19 years where he had volunteered at the Community Hospital and was active in the Senior Center. Raised in Birmingham, he enlisted in the Navy where he served proudly during WWII. Married to Wanda Jean Moody in 1950 (div. 1993), they had four children, Mark, Gale (Tony), Dawn (John), and Reed. Pre-deceased by his 18 year companion, Marguerite Lochey, he is also survived by six grandchildren, Eric, Kara (Jesse), Kim (Tim), Tracy (Justin), Chris (Ashley), Lauren (Chris), and three great-grandchildren, Zoe, Lillian and Faith. A memorial service will be Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the Saline Church of Christ, 7300 E. Michigan Ave., Saline, MI.
SCHYPINSKI MARY ANN, December 29, 2012. Age 78. Beloved wife of Gerald. Dear mother of Ronald (Sharon), and Diane (Steve) Cobus. Proud grandmother of Stephen, Michael, Brian, and Kristen. Sister of the late Albert Thielemans. Visitation at the Sterling Heights chapel of Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 13650 E. Fifteen Mile Road (at Schoenherr) Wednesday 2-9 p.m. with Rosary at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Thursday Instate 10:00 a.m. St. Hubert Catholic Church, 38775 Prentiss, Harrison Township until time of Mass 10:30 a.m. Memories shared at www.bcfh.com
SHIER JACK 98, passed away December 24. Jack is survived by his loving wife June and daughters Melinda and Lisa. He was Papa to his two grandchildren Jordan and Kylee. Memorials in Jack's name to the Alzheimers Association or a charity of your choice appreciated by family.
SIERADZKI CHARLOTTE December 23, 2012, age 102, of East China Twp. and formerly of New Baltimore. Sister of Edward and Chester Sieradzki, Virginia Gunya and the late Emily Kacarka, Gerald, Bruno and Billy Sieradzki. Services Thursday, January 3, 2013, 11 a.m. Mass in St. Hyacinth Church, Detroit, with visiting in the church Thursday 10-11 a.m. Memorials may be made to Holy Cross Elementary School, (610 S. Water St., Marine City, MI 48039). Arrangements by Bower-Rose Funeral Home, Marine City. www.bowerrosefuneralhome.com
STANLEY JOANNE S. December 26, 2012, age 70. Beloved wife of the late Wayne. Loving mother of Gloria Tilley (Mike) and Deborah (Nick) Stachurski. Proud grandmother of Dominic, Anthony, Olivia and Sophia. Dear sister of Angeline Mosco and the late Bernard Mosco and Selina Krizanic. Dear companion of Dan Fronczak. Visitation Sunday 3-9 p.m. with evening Prayers 7:00 p.m. at the St. Clair Shores Chapel of Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 25800 Harper Ave. (3 blks. N. of 10 Mile Rd.). Funeral Mass Monday in state 9:30 a.m., St. Joan of Arc Church, 22412 Overlake, St. Clair Shores until time of Mass 10:00 a.m. Interment St. Gertrude Cemetery. Share a memory with the family at www.bcfh.com .
STEELE MARGARET "MICKEY" M. 72, peacefully completed her earthly journey December 22 in Titusville, Florida with her husband and children at her side. She was born November 10, 1940 in Detroit, Michigan. Mickey worked in oncology nursing and was a member of the Parrish Medical Center Auxiliary, Titusville, Florida. Beloved wife of Samuel. Devoted mother of Charles (Patricia), Christopher (Mary Beth), Kathleen (Craig Evans), and Matthew. Loving grandmother of Danielle, Margaret, Jessica, Emma, Samuel, and Jacob. Dear sister of Daniel, Dennis, Kathleen, Patricia, Maureen, and Timothy. Visitation Wednesday 4-7 p.m. at North Brevard Funeral Home in Titusville, FL. Services Saturday 11:30 a.m. at St. Thomas More Church, 4580 N. Adams Rd. in Troy, MI. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to Angels of Hope, a family cancer foundation (www.angelsofhope.org).
STRUMBOS GEORGE December 28, 2012. Age 90, peacefully at home in Bloomfield Hills. Proud veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps WWII. Lifelong Detroit area industrialist. Beloved husband of Christine (nee Kantgias) for 66 years. Dear father of Nicholas, George, Peter, and Catherine (Thomas Strangway). Grandfather of John, Diana, Jean, Lucy, and Christina. Brother of Elizabeth Matthews (George) and the late Zoe Boutsikaris, William, Catherine George (Milton), and Gus. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. His family appreciates the loving care of Mary Blevins, Deborah Edwards, Tamyka McEachron, and Edward Jackson. Family will receive friends at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward (between 13-14 Mile), Wednesday 2-8 p.m. Trisagion 7 p.m. Funeral service Thursday 11 a.m. at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 760 Wattles Rd., Troy. Visitation at church begins at 10:30 a.m. Memorial tributes to St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com.
THAV CHARLES "CHUCK" Beloved husband of 44 years of Marlene Thav. Cherished father of Andrew (Terri) Thav and Jeffrey (Gennifer) Thav. Loving Papa of Rachel, Keira, and Lucas Thav and Ryan and Ian Roth. Brother of the late Jack Thav. Brother-in-law of Phyllis Thav, Gail and Henry Sandweiss. Devoted son of the late Harry and the late Florence Esther Thav. Son-in-law of Eleanor Schwartz and the late William Schwartz. Also survived by loving nieces and nephews, Andrea and Marc Wolf, Eric and Vikki Goldman, Steven (Lori Gordon) Sandweiss, and Michael (Jacqueline) Sandweiss, Rebecca and Alan Klasfeld, and Eric and Barbara Ann Thav. SERVICES SUNDAY AT 12 NOON AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020. INTERMENT AT CLOVER HILL PARK CEMETERY. www.irakaufman.com
THAYER SHARON N. (NEE CRAWFORD) Age 80, of St Clair Shores. December 27, 2012. Cherished wife of James for sixty years. Loving mother of Laurel Scott (James), Steven (Melissa), Holly Cory (Mark), and Scott (Lisa). Beloved grandmother of 14 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Memorial service January 5, 2013, 11 a.m. at Lakeshore Presbyterian Church, 27801 Jefferson Ave., St Clair Shores, MI 48080. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Beaumont Hospice. Arrangements entrusted to Kaul Funeral Home, St. Clair Shores.
THEBOLT GEORGE L. Age 71, December 27, 2012. Visitation Sunday from 2-8 p.m. at the S.K. Schultz Funeral Home, 21705 Gratiot at 8 ½ Mile Road. Rosary Service Sunday 7:00 p.m. In state Monday 9:30 a.m. until time of funeral Mass 10 a.m. at The Assumption Grotto Catholic Church, 13770 Grotto Gratiot Avenue, Detroit. Interment in Assumption Grotto Cemetery, Detroit. Share memories at www.schultzfuneralhome.com
TOFFOLI MARY AMELINDA Age 91, December 28, 2012. Beloved wife of Luciano for 57 years. Loving mother of Paul and the late Lisa. Survived by many nieces and nephews. A proud Italian immigrant who came to the United States at the age of five. Mary was an avid traveler who loved cooking for and entertaining family and friends. She was a gold card member of the Venetian Women's Club and active member of Famee Furlan. Visitation Monday 4:00-8:00 p.m. and Tuesday 2:00-8:00 p.m. with Prayers 7:00 p.m. at the McCabe Funeral Home, 31950 W. Twelve Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. In state Wednesday 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, 23815 Power Rd., Farmington. Private family Entombment Glen Eden Memorial Park. www.mccabefuneralhome.com
TREVINO CAROL LUCILLE, Detroit, MI, passed away on December 26th, 2012 at Henry Ford Hospital from heart failure. She was born in Detroit on July 21st, 1943, the daughter of Leopold and Mary Ann Miller. Carol is survived by her two sons Ralph Trevino and Quentin Trevino, her brother Walter Miller, her sisters Lillian Waxer, Dorothy Miller, Bertha Perkins and Helen Miller. Visitation will be Sunday, December 30th from 3-8 p.m. at Risko Ferguson Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 7100 Michigan Avenue, Detroit, MI. Funeral Monday, December 31st, In state 1 p.m. until time of Funeral Service 2 p.m. at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4305 Military St., Detroit. Internment will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Detroit, Michigan. Light a candle and share a memory at www.verheyden.org