HOLMES DR. GEORGE, M.D. Age 87, October 23, 2013. Beloved husband of the late Margaret. Loving father of Daniel (Mary Ann), David (Sandra), Stephen, Julie (Padraic) Sweeny, Jan (James) Bunting, Catherine, and Mary Margaret (Scott) Brittingham. Dear brother of Dennis (Pauline), Bob (Joan), and the late Patrick (Delores). Dearest grandfather of Bridget, Timothy, Danielle, Christopher, Kelly, Nicholas, Emma, and Kelsey. A Memorial Mass will be held November 16, 2013 at 10 a.m. at St. Vincent Pallotti Church (formerly St. Joseph Parish), 353 Elm St., Wyandotte, MI 48192, (734) 285-9840. Please visit our online obituary/guestbook at www.weisefuneralhome.com.
IRWIN BERNARD K. 79, of Northville, MI, died October 18, 2013. He was born September 16, 1934 in Detroit. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Carol and three children, Karen, Lisa, and Janice (Dave) Lerg; three grandchildren, Kevin, Lindsey and Jenna; sister, Mary Alice Evans and her children, Linda, John, and Krista; along with loving canine companion, Casey. Private family gathering. Memorial contributions should be mailed to the Michigan Humane Society.
JANES NELL, 89, died peacefully October 23. Wife of 56 happy years to Bob Janes. Dear mother of Lynn (Clark) Bell. Loving grand-mother of Margaret (Lance Brinkman) and Doug. Sister of Irene Davis of Philadelphia, brother of Robert Dodd of New Jersey. Born in Montclair N.J., earned social work masters, worked in Family Service agencies in Buffalo New York and Oakland County, involved in many social justice causes. Memorial Service November 1st at 11a.m. at Northminster Presbyterian Church in Troy, reception to follow in the lounge. Memorials may be given to Alzheimer's Association, Northminster's social justice programs.
JELSO JANICE JUNE JENSEN October 6, 2013, age 79 of Shelbyville, Milford, and Detroit. Beloved wife of the late Norman. Loving mother of Michael (Lee), Patrick (Myrna), and Laura (Warren) Sheppard. Proud grandmother of 10 and great-grandmother of eight. Also leaving four brothers. A Mercy College and Michigan State University graduate, Janice taught 30 years for the Detroit Public Schools. Devoted member St. Scholastica Detroit, St. Mary's Milford, and St. Cyril & Methodius Gun Lake. Memorial Mass Saturday, November 2, 2013, 12 p.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, 1955 E. Commerce, Milford, MI 48381. Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimers Association, 25200 Telegraph Rd., Ste. 100, Southfield, MI 48033-7443. To share a memory, please visit vermeulenfuneralhome.com.
JONES MEDA ELIZABETH IDOL Age 84, October 25, 2013 of Woodhaven. For more information, please visit: www.martenson.com
KARKOSKI RALPH A., SR. Age 88 of Allen Park. Passed away October 25, 2013. Visit www.martenson.com for service times and information.
KENDALL SUSAN "SUSIE" FRANCES (NEE. DANFORTH) passed away peacefully on October 25, 2013. Born September 22, 1947 in Detroit, Susie led her life to the fullest. From the day she was born to her last breath, each day had purpose. She had a beautiful way of connecting with others letting them know they were thought of and important. A teacher by profession, Susie loved to learn. Throughout her life she immersed herself into projects that interested her. She spent many years researching and chronicling her family's history. Susie found her greatest joys in spending time with her family hitting the golf links with her husband, rooting on the Michigan Wolverines with her son-in-law, taking walks with her daughter, and playing with her grandchildren. Susie's energy and spirit will be carried on by her: husband, Rick Kendall; daughter, Julie Conrad, son-in-law, Adam Conrad; grandchildren Ellie and Sadie Conrad; brother Paul Danforth; step-mother Syl Danforth; and, sisters Ann Steeh and Marie Danforth. Memorial services will be held at First United Methodist Church of Birmingham on Wednesday, October 30 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Susie's name will be gratefully accepted at Ele's Place (www.elesplace.org), 1582 Eisenhower Place, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48108 and/or The Gathering Place (www.touchedbycancer.org) 23300 Commerce Park, Beachwood, Ohio 44122. A.J. Desmond & Sons 248-549-0500. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
KERSTEN EARL E. age 89 of Plymouth, passed away on October 25, 2013. Loving husband of 63 years to Mary. Beloved father of Barbara (Michael) Bunnell and Earl (Alice) Kersten. Proud grandfather of James Bunnell, Brent (Mallory) Bunnell, Steve (Rachel) Kersten and Amie Gutierrez. Great- grandfather of Mason Bunnell, Aaron Kersten, Joseph Villarreal, Alisia Kersten, Alexandrea Kersten and Addison Kersten. A private family service will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to the Schrader-Howell Funeral Home, Plymouth. Share memories at schrader-howell.com
KIEFER JAMES J. age 55, died October 22, 2013. Beloved son of Joseph G. Kiefer and the late Donna M. Kiefer. Dear brother of Mark (Jane) Kiefer, and uncle of Jason Kiefer and Amanda (Ryan) Chutorash. James was an avid boater and will be dearly missed by his family and boating friends at Markley Marina. Arrangements entrusted to the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home in Warren. Please share memories at www.Temrowski.com
KINNEN DENNIS age 69, October 21, 2013. Beloved husband of Sandy. Loving father of Ryan (Suzy), Sean (Tanya) and Brady. Dear grandfather of five. Dennis retired from the Ford Rouge Plant after 42 years. A Memorial Mass in Dennis' honor will be held at 11:00 a.m. on November 9, 2013 at St. Genevieve-St. Maurice Catholic Church, 29015 Jamison, Livonia. Gathering from 10:00 a.m. until time of Mass. His family suggests donations to the Dearborn Animal Shelter or the Michigan Humane Society. Please share a memory of Dennis at rggrharris.com.
KOZIOL JANE October 19, 2013, age 95. Cherished wife of the late Walter. Dearest mother of Walter S. (Jeannie). Beloved grandmother of Andrew S. (Laura) and David W. (Lynette). Dear sister-in-law of Wacia Baczkowska. Leaves three great- granddaughters and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents, Valentine Stachowski and Mary Misiura, and her five siblings. She will be missed by her wonderful care givers, Susan Bledsoe, the staff at Aleardi's Place and Hospice of Michigan. Jane worked for General Motors for 30 years until her retirement in 1974. She enjoyed travel with family and an "occasional" slot machine or two. Family will receive friends on Saturday, November 2, 2013, beginning at 9:30 a.m. until the time of service at 11:00 a.m., at the Union Lake Road Chapel of the Elton Black & Son Funeral Home, 1233 Union Lake Road, White Lake, Michigan 48386. Memorials appreciated to Hospice of Michigan, 400 Mack Ave., Detroit, Michigan 48201. Please visit www.eltonblackandsonwhitelake.com
COOPER BERNICE KRAFT Passed away on October 24 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Born in Detroit in 1918. Resided in Grosse Pointe and Harper Woods. Following 25 years as a dedicated nurse she retired to Hawaii in 1991. Bernice was the mother of five children, Dr. Barbara Dill (Dr. Fred), Elizabeth Below, the late Cathleen Carroll, Warner (Linda), and Beverly Morton (Roger). Loving grandmother of 12 and great-grandmother of 10. You would consider yourself fortunate if you had ever had the chance to know her. A private service by the family in Honolulu.
KRAUSE MARIE J., passed away October 25, 2013. Born December 12, 1915. Second oldest and last surviving of nine children of Ignatz and Emma Wagner. Dearest wife of the late Sylvester. Cherished mother of Karen (David) Neilson, Richard, Christine (Wayne) English, and the late Anthony. Loving grandmother of Merritt (Vaughan) Scott Collins, James English, and Andrea (Dean) Raven. The family will receive friends Sunday 3-8 p.m. at the Sawyer-Fuller Funeral Home, 2125 12 Mile Rd., Berkley (2 blks. W. of Woodward). Mrs. Krause will lie in state Monday 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass 10 a.m. at the National Shrine of the Little Flower Catholic Church, 2100 W. 12 Mile Rd., Royal Oak (NE corner of 12 Mile & Woodward). Burial to follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Detroit. Memorials appreciated to Marianhill Missions, for her cousin, Fr. Anton Huber, in Germany. Share memories at www.sawyerfuller.com.
KUCZBORSKI ROSEMARY A. Age 83, October 17, 2013. Beloved daughter of the late Anthony and Celia Kuczborski. Loving sister of the late Virginia (Leonard) Makowski and the late Alice (Thomas) Kula. Also survived by six nieces and nephews. There will be a Memorial Mass Saturday 10 a.m. on November 2, 2013 at St. Matthias Church, 12509 19 Mile Rd. (W. of Schoenherr Rd.). Inurnment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com.
LéGER IRENE E., age 90, October 25, 2013 of Novi. Beloved wife of the late Hilaire. Loving mother of Thomas (Mary Lou), Mary (Richard) Chavanak, Cathy (Don) Schoener, Gene (Suzanne), Chris (Kathleen), Debbie (André) Malott, Julie (Freddy) Dunstan, Michel (John Sebastian) and the late Irene Anne and Joseph. Dear sister of Elaine Hillebrand, Shirley Forrest and Mary Lou Levine. 18 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Visitation Monday and Tuesday 3-9 p.m. at the R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Home, 15451 Farmington Rd., Livonia. Scripture Service 7 p.m. Tuesday. Visitation continues Wednesday 10 a.m. until the time of service at 10:30 a.m. in Church of the Holy Family, 24505 Meadowbrook Rd., Novi, MI 48375. Sign online guestbook at www.rggrharris.com.
LEWIS PATRICIA B. Age 90. October 16, 2013. Beloved mother of Burke (Donna), Todd (Debra), and Mark. She was predeceased by Charles, her loving husband of 62 years, and her son Peter. She was the loving grandmother of Jennifer, Douglas, Kyle, Alison, and Stuart, and the proud great-grandmother of Evan and Clare. A lifelong resident of Birmingham, Michigan, she attended Baldwin High School ('41) and Denison University ('45). She was a member of The Village Women's Club, Delta Delta Delta Sorority, St. Anne's Guild at St. James Episcopal Church and Birmingham Town Hall, having formerly served as its President. She enjoyed summers with her family at their summer home in Good Hart, Michigan and will always be remembered for her wonderful personality and smile. Funeral arrangements by Michigan Cremation Society. A private memorial service will be held at a future date. The family asks that any memorials be made to St. James Episcopal Church or The Baldwin Public Library in Birmingham, MI.
LING KELCY LEE age 98, passed away Friday, October 25, 2013 at the Arbor Inn Nursing Home. Loving wife of the late William Paris Ling; caring mother to Ann (Michael) Coleman. Last of 13 siblings. Visitation 2-9 p.m. Sunday, October 27 at the Kaul Funeral Home, 35201 Garfield Rd., Clinton Township. Funeral Service 7 p.m. Sunday, October 27 at the funeral home. Please share a loving memory with the family at www.kaulfuneralhome.com
JOSEPH LOUIS R. Age 68 of Shelby Township, passed away on October 23, 2013 surrounded by his loving family. Louis worked as a banker in Michigan, Florida and Chicago. He retired from Paramount Bank in 2005. He will be remembered as a loving family man and for his strong work ethic. Louis is survived by his sister, Liela (Chris) Dunlap; aunt, Mary (Virgil) Medley; cousins, David (Linda) Gilboe and Joseph (Susan) Medley; and a host of extended relatives and cherished friends. Visitation will take place at Lee-Ellena Funeral Home (46530 Romeo Plank, Macomb between Hall and 21 Mile) on Thursday, October 31 from 5-9 p.m. and Friday, November 1 from 2-9 p.m. with a Rosary service Friday at 7 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Sharbel Maronite Catholic Church (31601 Schoenherr, Warren) on Saturday, November 2 at 10 a.m. (in state 9:30 a.m). Interment will take place at Resurrection Cemetery in Clinton Township immediately following the funeral. Please make memorial contributions to St. Sharbel Maronite Catholic Church or to the Boys Town charity in Boys Town, Nebraska. Please leave a memory at lee-ellenafuneralhome.com
MACCAGNONE JEROME THOMAS Age 87, died October 22, 2013 in Tampa, Florida, formerly of East Detroit. He was born December 8, 1925, in Detroit. A veteran of the U. S. Marine Corps, he served in WWII, at Iwo Jima and Guam. Husband of the late Lillian Maccagnone (Bender), father of the late Denise and is survived by children Dennis, David, Diane (Sims), Dean, Duane, Donald, Darryl, and 21 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren. Brother of Mary Grace, Thomas, Josephine and Frank. Will be laid to rest in Tampa, Florida.
MANIACI VIRGINIA A. October 24, 2013. Age 84. Beloved wife of the late John. Loving mother of Ben (Kathleen). Proud and loving grandmother of John, Gina, Ben (Concetta), and Joseph (Sonya), and great-grandmother of Marcello and Martina. Dear sister of Steven (Carol) Lackomar. Also survived by several loving in-laws, cousins, nieces, and nephews. Visitation Sunday 2-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Scripture Service at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 54880 Van Dyke (at 25 Mile Rd.), Shelby Twp. In state Monday 9:30 a.m. until time of 10 a.m. Mass at St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church, 48115 Schoenherr (N. of 21 Mile Rd.), Shelby Twp. Entombment, Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton Twp. Please share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guestbook" at WujekCalcaterra.com.
WALTER EDWARD MANSERGH 90, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 20, 2013 at his current residence, Primrose Retirement Communities, in Duluth, MN. He was born at home in West Duluth, weighing twelve pounds, on February 25, 1923. His parents were Walter Clifton and Genevieve (Emmett) Mansergh. Walt was a proud 1941 graduate of Denfeld High School and attended Duluth Junior College for a while where he studied Art. As a member of "the Greatest Generation" he served with the U.S. Army in the South Pacific during WWII. Upon returning from war with jobs scarce in Duluth, he went to live with family in St. Paul where he worked for Western Electric for about a year. He then returned to Duluth and began an apprenticeship as a machinist at U.S. Steel, Gary Works. He worked at U.S. Steel as a machinist and a Foreman until its closure, totaling about 27 years. He then went on to work at Hallett Wire until retirement. On June 3, 1950, Walt was united in marriage to Hazel Gotland, also from West Duluth. They spent the first 41 years living on Park Point where they raised their daughter and he remodeled their home many times! Tired of waiting for the Aerial Lift Bridge, he built a home in the Canyon area and they moved there after his retirement. He showed artistic talent at quite a young age. Around the age of twelve he carved the Seven Dwarfs from Ivory Soap and painted them. As a young man he water colored wild animals, which he in turn gave to his mother who was an animal lover, too, made many drawings and painted. Throughout his life he loved woodworking, carving and painting. He carved ducks with extreme detail and painted them. He also carved busts of pets into blocks of wood, which became wonderful memories for those pet owners. He remodeled many kitchens and bathrooms for friends and neighbors. Walt was passionate about nature. He loved hunting and fishing. He could be found on many an early Saturday morning heading to the Brule River for some trout fishing. He fished on a five week trip to Alaska in the '60's-even fishing on a lake in the Yukon never fished by non-natives before him. He and some buddies built a hunting shack on land owned by his cousin near Goodland, MN, where many a good times were had. For many years he went duck hunting in Canada with a brother-in-law and nephew. He was a hardworking, fun-loving man. He loved to tease and loved it even more if you teased him back. He was loyal and true, kind and giving. Besides loving his family, he also enjoyed a Petri now and again and was known to say, "It's 5 o'clock somewhere!" He was a long time member of Elks, the American Legion and the VFW. After 52 years of marriage, Hazel passed away in 2002. Walt married Virginia Hay Karjalainen in 2004. Together they moved to Primrose in April 2011, where he remained until his death. He was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel, his parents and his sister and brother-in-law, Lillian and Omer Wick. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and John Jaros; his two grandchildren, Daniel and Elizabeth Jaros all of Brighton, MI; his wife Virginia; three nieces, Phylis Wick Pfister, Natalie Wick Brunette, Janice Wick and their families, as well as Hazel's twin sister Helen and Hazel's six nephews and their families. The family wishes to extend heartfelt thanks to the entire Primrose Staff, most especially to the nursing staff. The care he required, especially in the last year, was great and the nurses were extraordinary in their care for him. Hugs and many thanks to all of them! Visitation: 5-8 p.m. Friday, October 25th at Bell Brothers Funeral Home, 601 N. 56th Ave. W. Duluth and continues Saturday at 11 a.m. until the Noon Funeral Service at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 2802 Minnesota Ave. Duluth. Interment at Oneota Cemetery. To leave a memory or words of support for Walter's family please visit: bellbrothersfuneralhome.com
MATHIAS, JAMES WILLIAM Age 58. Passed away October 8, 2013. Preceded in death by his mother Joann Mathias and his father Ferris Mathias. Survived by his brother, Jack (Hannah). James was a beloved uncle to Daniel and Laura (Gavin); and adoring great uncle to Madeline and Stella. Thirty year employee of the City of Plymouth, MI. In lieu of flowers a donation to the American Cancer Society. Graveside service November 8, 2013 at 11AM at Riverside Cemetery, 660 Plymouth Rd., Plymouth, MI. Luncheon to follow at Plymouth Cultural Center, 525 Farmer St., Plymouth, MI.
MYERS ROMAINE H. October 24, 2013. Age 95 of Dearborn. Beloved wife of the late John W. Loving mother of John C. (Terri) Myers, Robert W. (Mary) Myers and Carol A. (Tom) Barch. Dear sister of the late Dorothy and Joseph "Buddy". Also survived by nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation Sunday, October 27, 2013 from 2- 9 p.m. at the Dearborn Chapel of Voran Funeral Home, 23701 Ford Road. (313) 278-5100. In state Monday 9:00 a.m. with a 9:30 a.m. Mass of the Resurrection to follow at Church of the Divine Child, 1055 N. Silvery Lane, Dearborn. Interment St. Hedwig Cemetery. Share a memory with the family at www.voranfuneralhome.com
NALEPKA CAROL J. Age 76 October 24, 2013. Beloved wife of Stanley for almost 60 years. Loving mother of David (Sandy) and Karen (Kelly) Nedo. Dear grandmother of Ashley, Derek, Chelsea and Ryan. Great-grandmother of Avery. Beloved sister of David Stratton and the late Peggy Kobe. She was dearly loved and will be deeply missed by many family and friends. Private family services to be held. www.santeiufuneralhome.com
NEAL TAMARA R. age 51, October 19,2013. Beloved mother of Ryan Lehtonen and Erin Neal; cherished grandmother of Oliver; loving companion of Joseph Michalewicz; and dearest sister of Tracy and Dave Schales. She is also survived by her favorite furry little dogs, Max and Sugar. Private services held. Arrangements entrusted with the Faulmann & Walsh Golden Rule Funeral Home of Fraser. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation appreciated. Share memories at www.faulmannwalsh.com.
NEWLIN HERMINA G. October 17, 2013. Age 80, of Greyslake, Illinois. Formerly of the Wayne/Westland area. Beloved wife of the late Stanley Newlin. Loving mother of Pam (the late Stan) Roubion, Danielle Garrity, Cindy (Russ) Schuman, Michael (Mary) Newlin. Grandmother of 10 and great-grandmother of 10. She was preceded in death by her parents Daniel and Katherina Dengel, her siblings Edna Watts, Daniel Dengel and her niece Shelly Dengel. Funeral Services from St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, 35320 Glenwood Rd., Westland, Saturday 10 a.m. Visitation from the Uht Funeral Home, Westland, Friday 1:00-8:00 p.m. Burial to take place at Glen Eden Cemetery, Livonia. In lieu of flowers memorials to the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at www.sjude.org or Advocate at Home Hospice Care at www.advocatehealth.com.
O'CONNELL THOMAS F. Passed away on the evening of October 24 at the Woodhaven Retirement Community at the age of 86. He was born on April 2, 1926 in Detroit to the late Patrick J. O'Connell and Nora Keane O'Connell. Tom is preceded in death by his older brother Patrick and survived by his younger brother William. Tom's devoted wife of 61 years, Ruth, passed away in June 2012. They are survived by four children and three grandchildren, Kathleen (Gerry Rumierz) and grandchildren Matthew and Ania Rumierz of Fort Mill, South Carolina, Thomas, Jr. (Robin) of Dearborn, Maureen of Charlotte, North Carolina, Patrick of Taylor, and granddaughter Kelly. He was inducted into the Army on July 18, 1944, Company H 47th Infantry Regiment 9th Division as an automatic rifleman, served in Germany and received an honorable discharge in 1946. Tom did not speak in much detail of his military service but was more than happy to discuss his mule and its behavior toward men he did not like and his time as a movie theater projectionist as the war was winding down. After the war, Tom received a Veteran's Certificate GED from the Parochial Schools Archdiocese of Detroit and went on to receive an undergraduate degree in Marketing from Eastern Michigan University and an MBA from the University of Detroit in 1970. Tom's advanced degrees were received through sheer will and determination and the support of his wife, Ruth, while working full time and raising a family of four over the span of 25 years in night school. Following the completion of his MBA, Tom taught marketing in night school at Henry Ford Community College for more than twenty years. Tom had a successful 37 year career at the Ford Motor Company. Beginning in 1986, while Tom was working at the corporate headquarters, he became involved in the college recruitment arena. Ford had a strategy to recruit minorities and Tom was responsible for identifying the best and brightest in Detroit area high schools. The students that Tom identified attended Howard University with the support of the Ford Motor Company College Relations Sponsorship Program. This became his life's work after his official retirement in 1988. The Ford/Howard program was viewed as a huge success story among the automaker's other college recruitment programs in terms of retention and participation. As of 2002, Tom was responsible for more than 200 students attending Howard University. He mentored many students that came from very poor beginnings like his and watched them become successful through hard work and perseverance. Tom's experience during the war strengthened his faith in God. He was a spiritual man and committed to his Catholic faith in word and deed. He spent his adult life volunteering in various capacities at his parish church and taught catechism to middle school students for many years. Tom loved life and lived it to the fullest. Visitation will be held on Monday, October 28 from 4 until 8 p.m. at Schrader-Howell, 280 Main Street in Plymouth. An additional visitation will be held Tuesday, October 29 from 10 until 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Good Counsel located at 47650 N. Territorial Road followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. A brief graveside service will be held at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery located at 25800 W. Ten Mile Road. Condolences can be made on line at www.schrader-howell.com. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society or the Alzheimer's Association.
OTTO ARNOLD C. Age 84, October 24, 2013. Beloved husband of Rose. Loving father of Denise (Terry) Sharpe, Diane (Michael) Powser and David (Melissa) Otto. Proud grandfather of Anthony and Kaitlyn. Dearest brother of Ralph (Rose Marie) Otto. A proud Korean War Veteran. Arnold retired from General Dynamics as well as the U.S. Army after 20 years of service. Memorial Visitation Saturday, November 2, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. until time of Service at 11:30 a.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). In lieu of flowers donations are welcome to Mercy Cranbrook Hospice. Share memories with the family at their "On Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com.
PATRIZE ROBERT age 69 of Encinitas, California formerly of Harrison Twp., Michigan, passed away on October 9, 2013, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife Christine; his daughters, Charlotte, Heather Rocha (Daniel), Kim Schoonover (Charlie); grandsons Robby (Sara) and Dominec Rocha; and brother Gary Patrize.
PITONYAK BEVERLY L. (NEE LEIGH) October 26, 2013, age 66. Beloved wife of A. F. (Frank). Dearest mother of William (Cheryl) Pitonyak, Jeffrey (Heather Bettcher) Pitonyak and the late August F. Pitonyak. Loving grandmother of Maygan, Kensington and Arthur. Dear sister of Nancy Leigh. Visitation Tuesday 3-9 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). In state Wednesday 9:00 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. time of Mass at St. Blase Church, 12151 15 Mile Road (between Schoenherr & Van Dyke). Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials to Beaumont Cancer Society appreciated. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com
PLETCHER, BETTY JANE 6 p.m. at Voran Funeral Home, 5900 Allen Rd., Allen Park.
POCOCK BERNICE Howell, MI. Age 84, passed away September 15, 2013. She was born November 6, 1928 in Detroit. Bernice's Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday October 29, 2013 at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Howell. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the church. Please leave a message of comfort to Bernice's family at www.borekjennings.com.
BERNICE POCOCK HOWELL, MICHIGAN Her Life age 84, passed away September 15, 2013 at Argentine Care Center. Bernice was born November 6, 1928 in Detroit, Michigan. In 1950 she married her husband Gordon. Bernice was a Nurse's Aide at the Arnold Home in Detroit, and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Howell. Bernice will be remembered as a loving mother and grandmother that shined when she was caring for others. Her Legacy She is survived by her children; Darlene (Michael) Laird of Whitmore Lake; Lydia Phillips of Milan; Annette (Anthony) Dubanik of Pinckney; Katherine (Robert) Hornburger of Romulus and Mark (Christine) Pocock of Howell, as well as 15 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Gordon in 2007; her son Walter and her brother Chester. Her Farewell Bernice's Farewell and Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 11:00AM at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Howell, Father Prabhu Lakra officiating. Family and friends will gather at the church from 10:00 AM until the time of service. Memorial contributions may be made to the family for future designation. Please leave a message of comfort to Bernice's family by calling 1.877.231.7900 or sign the guestbook at : www.borekjennings.com
POULOS KARL E. October 22, 2013, age 84 of Plymouth (Salem Township). Beloved husband of Sophia for 44 years. Loving father of Peter and Louis K. (Jeanette). Proud grandfather of Chance, Sofia and Elliana. Dear brother of John (Panagiota) Eliopoulos. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Owner of Karl's Cabin for 32 years. Visitation Sunday 2-9 p.m. with a Prayer Service at 6 p.m. at Vermeulen Funeral Home, 46401 W. Ann Arbor Rd., (btwn Sheldon and Beck), Plymouth. In state Monday 10:00 a.m. until the 10:30 a.m. Funeral Service at SS Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 36375 Joy Rd., (E. of Wayne Rd.), Westland. Memorial contributions may be made to SS Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church or Nativity of the Virgin Mary. To share a memory, please visit vermeulenfuneralhome.com
POULOS, KARL E. October 22, 2013, Age 84 of Plymouth (Salem Township). Beloved husband of Sophia for 44 years. Loving father of Peter and Louis K. (Jeanette). Proud grandfather of Chance, Sofia & Elliana. Dear brother of John (Panagiota) Eliopoulos. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Owner of Karls Cabin for 32 years. Visitation Sunday 2-9 PM with a Prayer Service at 6 PM at Vermeulen Funeral Home, 46401 W Ann Arbor Rd., (btwn Sheldon & Beck) Plymouth. In state Monday 10:00 AM until the 10:30 AM Funeral Service at SS Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 36375 Joy Rd., (E. of Wayne Rd.) Westland. Memorial contributions may be made to SS Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church or Nativity of the Virgin Mary. To share a memory, please visit: vermeulenfuneralhome.com
PREVOST JOSEPH H. SR. Age 89 of Howell. Beloved husband of Beverly. Father of Anne (Forrest), Joseph Jr (Nancy), William, Robert, Patricia, John and Jane Hale. Also survived by 14 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Visitation 4-8pm Sunday October 27, 2013 with memorial services at 11am Monday October 28, 2013 at Mac Donalds Funeral Home, Howell, MI 48843 (517) 546-2800. Memorial contributions are suggested to St Joseph Mercy Livingston Hospice.
PRICE MARGARET H. Age 94, of Farmington, Michigan, died October 9, 2013. Preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Charles R. Price. Survived by her children; Gary (Linda) Price and Susan (Frederick) DeNio. Cherished grandmother of Matthew (Jennifer) DeNio, Robert (Monica) DeNio, Ned Price and Delevan Price; great-grandmother of Barrett DeNio and Zoey DeNio. Dear sister of Dorothy Neil. Aunt, great-aunt and great-great-aunt to many nieces and nephews; many dear cousins. Though we know Heaven has welcomed a very special person, our hearts can't help but feel sorrow. A private interment will occur.
RAHE ELEANOR K. Age 93. October 25, 2013. Cherished friend and neighbor to many. Retired from the Detroit Institute for Children. Memorials to the St. Germain Foundation - I AM Temple, P.O. Box 2306, Farmington Hills, MI 48333 are appreciated. Arrangements by Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, Royal Oak, 248-541-7000. Share your memories at www.sullivanfuneraldirectors.com.
RAYMOND ROSE MARIE (COOCH) 81, succumbed to cancer October 10, 2013, and died in her sleep at her home while under the care of SJPHS Hospice. She was born in Iron River, Michigan and is preceded in death by her husband, Everett, along with siblings Sophie, Joseph, Robert, Frank and Walter. She is survived by her children Linda (Ron), Mary (Dennis), Donald, Julie (Dave) and Susan and by her grandchildren Lisa and Ryan; and by siblings Ben and Ellen (Ted). At her specific request, there will be no funeral service. Anyone wishing to do so may make a donation in her name to Hospice or in support of Breast Cancer research or cure.
RIDGWAY OLENE (NEE PRICE) October 23, 2013 Age 101 of Dearborn. Wife of the late Dines L. Dear mother of Peggy Harrison (the late Richard) and the late Patricia O'Day (the late William). Grandmother of Pamela, Nancy, Kathleen, Ruth and Norman. Great grandmother of Kevin R., Steven, Richard, Kevin C., Laurel, Nicholas and Jessica. Sister of Dorothy Johnson (John). Aunt of Donna and Valda. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Memorial tributes to The Salvation Army. A.J. Desmond & Sons (248) 549-0500. view obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
ROBERTSON ALISEN Formerly from Bloomfield Hills for 20 years. Of Imperial Lakes, Florida, passed away on October 20, 2013, while at home with her husband Lloyd and daughter Lori by her side. She will be sorely missed but always be with us in our hearts. She celebrated her 90th birthday on October 4th. She is survived by her husband, Lloyd Robertson; daughter, Kathie (Bob); son, Jim; son, John (Sandy); and their son, Colin; and daughter, Lori. Alisen was a beloved, dedicated mother and also served as a Docent at the Detroit Institute of Arts for many years. Sympathy cards can be sent to the Robertsons, 8503 Imperial Circle, Palmetto, FL 34221. Groover Funeral Home is assisting the family.
ROGGEN GEORGES M. of Milford, age 86, passed away at his home on Thursday, October 24, 2013. He is survived by his beloved wife of 34 years, Vera; his children, Gilbert (Jennie), Christian, Patricia Leduc and Stephan; grandchildren, Thomas, Sebastian, Gaeton, Rochelle, Marcha and Jonas; nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Friends may visit Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 404 E. Liberty, Milford on Sunday, October 27 from 3-8 p.m. with a Rosary at 6 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at St. Mary Our Lady of the Snows, 1955 E. Commerce St., Milford on Monday, October 28, 2013 at 11 a.m., with a gathering beginning at 10:30 a.m. Msgr. John Budde officiating. Memorial contributions may be made in his name to American Cancer Society or American Heart Association. For further information phone Lynch & Sons, Milford at 248-694-6645 or visit www.LynchFuneralDirectors.com
RUCHALA EULA MAE age 72, October 25, 2013 of Romulus. Beloved wife of the late Eugene. Loving mother of Tracy May, Tina Hiveley and Maria (Larry Bullock) Vella. Proud grandmother of Brett Hiveley, Krista Vella, Brandon Hiveley, Shaun Hiveley, Anthony Hiveley and Kori Bullock. Great-grandmother of Kori Hiveley. Also leaves her dear former husband Paul E. Vella and her sweet dog Daisy Mae. Visitation Monday 2-8 p.m. at Vermeulen Funeral Home, 980 N. Newburgh Rd., (between Ford and Cherry Hill) Westland. Funeral Service Tuesday 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions to the family payable to Krista Vella would be appreciated. To share a memory, please visit vermeulenfuneralhome.com.
SCHMIDT WILLIAM Age 73, of South Lyon, Michigan passed away on October 19, 2013. He was born in Detroit, MI to the late Walter and Mary Schmidt. He is survived by his wife Kathy, son Joe, daughter Sara, sister Marilou and brother Michael. Memorial service will be held on November 2, 2013 12:00p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 830 S. Lafayette, South Lyon, MI. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Focus Hope, 1355 Oakman Blvd. Detroit, MI 48338 or The Capuchin Soup Kitchen, 1820 Mt. Elliott, Detroit, MI 48207.
SCHUBERING MARGARET L. (NEE NETZORG) October 23, 2013. Age 89, peacefully at home. Beloved wife of the late George E. for 60 years. Dear mother of Susan Flynn (Thomas) and Rebecca McNaughton (Jack). Loving grandmother "Nonnie" of Madeline, Sarah and Grant. Sister of the late Leslie Netzorg. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. The family is grateful to all her caregivers, especially Annie, Heidi, Ann, Lynda, Dar, Paula, and Lisa. Family will receive friends Tuesday 3-8 p.m. at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward (btwn. 13-14 Mile), 248-549-0500. Funeral Service Wednesday 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 1589 W. Maple Rd., Birmingham. Visitation at church begins at 1:30 p.m. Memorial tributes to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation or Art & Soul, c/o Central United Methodist Church, Detroit. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
SCHUBERING, MARGARET L. (nee Netzorg) October 23, 2013 Age 89, peacefully at home. Beloved wife of the late George E. for 60 years. Dear mother of Susan Flynn (Thomas) and Rebecca McNaughton (Jack). Loving grandmother "Nonnie" of Madeline, Sarah and Grant. Sister of the late Leslie Netzorg. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. The family is grateful to all her caregivers, especially Annie, Heidi, Ann, Lynda, Dar, Paula and Lisa. Family will receive friends Tuesday 3-8p.m. at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward (btwn 13-14 Mile), 248-549-0500. Funeral Service Wednesday 11a.m. at First United Methodist Church, 1589 W. Maple Rd., Birmingham. Visitation at church begins at 10:30 a.m. Memorial tributes to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation or Art & Soul, Detroit. View obituary and share memories at: DesmondFuneralHome.com
SEITZ CHARLOTTE Age 85, of Novi, passed away peacefully on October 21, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Jack Seitz. Dear mother of Laura, Bill (Sue), the late Claudia, John (Jayne), and Leslie (Peter) Rampe. Loving grandmother of Rebecca, Bryan, and Eric. Charlotte loved to travel, enjoyed arranging flowers and rearranging furniture, and always spoke her mind. A memorial service will be held at Fox Run residence, 41000 13 Mile Rd., Novi on Saturday, November 2 at 2 p.m. Memorial gifts can be made to The Fox Run Benevolent Fund, 41100 Fox Run Road, Novi, MI 48377.
SHEA SR. MARION (JANE MARIE) I.H.M. Age 86. Died October 24, 2013. Beloved aunt of several nieces and nephews. Visitation Monday 2-7:30 p.m. at the I.H.M. Motherhouse Chapel in Monroe, MI, with Prayers at 3 p.m. and Funeral Services on Tuesday 10 a.m. Memorials to the I.H.M. Retirement Fund. Arrangements by the Rupp Funeral Home, 734-241-9300.
CARMEN ESTELLA STEVENS Age 93 of Brighton passed away October 25, 2013. She was born January 27, 1920 a daughter of Rex and Virginia (Bradley) Crout. On April 20, 1940 she was married to Matt L. Stevens who preceded her in death in 1984. Mrs. Stevens was a member of the Brighton Senior Citizens group, was an avid reader, but most of all enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Surviving is her daughter, Julie (Fred) Abner; 3 grandchildren: Heidi, Joel, Heather; 4 great grandchildren: Christine, Brian, Olivia, and Lela. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Charity of One's Choice. Please visit Carmen's Book of memories at: www.keehnfuneralhome.com
SUTTON, JEANETTE Age 83, long time resident of Livonia. Preceded in death by her beloved husband John. Loving mother of Michael Sutton, Barb Sutton. William (Lisa) Sutton, Anne (Bruce) White, and the late Jeanne Sutton. Dear grandmother of Andrea, Rachel, Nichole, Emma, and Shelby. Cherished sister of Florence Crismon and Mary Wharam. Also leaves behind many other loving family and friends. Private services were held by the family. Memorial Contributions may be made to the ALS Association, 675 Big Beaver Rd., Suite 207, Troy, MI 48083. Arrangement by Fred Wood Funeral Home Rice Chapel