ROGERS WILFRED Age 88, March 13, 2012. Beloved husband of the late Gertrude. Dearest father of Garland Rogers and James (Ann) Rogers. Loving grandfather of Jennifer Smith, Adam (Beth) Rogers, Alicia Giordano and Amanda Giordano. Dear great-grandfather of Caitlynn Smith, Aiden Rogers and Jacob Rogers. Preceded in death by his parents James and Lucille Rogers and his sister Marguerite (Gordon) Burke. Downriver Veterans Honor Guard Service Saturday 10:30 a.m. followed by Funeral Service at 11:00 a.m. at the Weise Funeral Home 7210 Park Ave., Allen Park (313 382-1150). Visitation Friday 1-8 p.m. Interment Monday 11 a.m. at Cadillac Memorial Gardens West. Please see our online obituary/guestbook at www.weisefuneralhome.com
RUTKOWSKI LUCILLE M. Age 88. Beloved wife of the late Henry. Dearest mom of eight, loving grandmother of 18, great-grandmother of 14. Visitation Thursday 3-9 p.m. Kaul Funeral Home, 28433 Jefferson, St. Clair Shores. In state Friday 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass, 10:00 a.m. St. Lucy Church. Prayers Thursday 7:00 p.m. Expressions of sympathy may be made at kaulfuneralhome.com
SAPELAK JULIA M., of Farmington Hills, Michigan, March 8, 2012, age 82. Julia leaves behind three children, Michael (Cathy), Thomas (Barb) and Susan (Gary), along with son-in-law Bill; eight grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband Frank, and her daughter Karin. A Memorial service will be held at St. Gerard's Church, 21300 Farmington Rd., Farmington, Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. In Lieu of flowers she requested donations to Angela Hospice of Livonia or a charity of your choice.
SCHOENHERR THOMAS Age 69, on March 14, 2012. Beloved husband of Patricia. Loving father of Michael (Diane), Paul (Cathy) and Susan (Tom) Craig. Dearest grandfather of six. Brother to Maryann, Janet , Russ, Jean and David. Visitation at Arthur J. Van Lerberghe Funeral Home, 30600 Harper, St. Clair Shores on Friday 2-9 p.m. with Scriptures at 7 p.m. Funeral mass on Saturday at St. Margaret of Scotland Church. In state 9:30 a.m. with Mass at 10a .m. Memorial contributions to St. Margaret's "McWarm" or to family's wishes. Share memories at vanfuneral.com.
SCHULZ WILBERT R. 84, of Farmington, died March 13, 2012. Wilbert was preceded in death by his beloved and cherished companion of 47 years, Irene Bistram, and his dear brother, Arno (Joan) Schulz. He is survived by nephews, Ronald (Lynn), Randy (Debbie), Erik and Karl, and his niece, Lara McGillicuddy. Funeral Service Friday, March 16, 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 Thursday 2-8 p.m. Interment Glen Eden Memorial Park, Livonia. Memorial tributes suggested to Forest Park Baptist Church, 26805 Farmington Road, Farmington Hills, 48334. heeney-sundquist.com
SHREVE IRENE IRVINE age 87 of Farmington Hills. March 14, 2012. Beloved wife of the late William. Loving mother of Shelly Varella, Susan Shreve, Charles Shreve and Sally (Paul) Duquesnel. Dear sister of the late Charles. Also survived by seven grandchildren. Visitation at the Dearborn Chapel of the Voran Funeral Home on Friday March 16, 2012 2:00-9:00 p.m. with the funeral service at 8:00 p.m. Visit our Online guestbook and share memories at www.voranfuneralhome.com.
SIELSKI HELEN Age 94 March 12, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Andrew J. Sielski. Dear mother of Frank (Ola) Sielski. Loving grandmother of Michelle (Matthew) Kelly and Andrew J. Sielski. Visitation Thursday 2-9 p.m. with a 7:30 p.m. scripture service at the Wasik Funeral Home, Inc. 49150 Schoenherr Rd. (N. of 22 Mile), Shelby Twp. In state Friday 9 a.m. until Funeral Mass 9:30 a.m. at St. Blasé Catholic Church, 12151 15 Mile Rd., Sterling Hgts. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.wasikfuneralhome.com
SPENCER EUGENIA C. March 13, 2012 Age 91. Longtime teacher for Van Dyke Schools and Catechist at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church. Past president of the Grosse Pointe Chapter of the Women of Wayne. Loving wife of Harry for 70 years. Dear mother of Jerry (Marilynn), Don (Barbara), Connie Garmany (Don) and Gail Hartledge (Wayne). Grandmother of Kathy, Scott (Anne), Becky Beckeman (Eric), Christian (Nicole), David, Stacy Horner (Kevin) and Matthew Hartledge. Great grandmother of Alyssa, Joey, R.J., Maggie, Michael, Chad and Spencer. Family will receive friends at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward (btwn 13-14 Mile), Thursday, 5-8p.m. Prayers 7p.m. Funeral Mass Friday 10:30a.m. at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs, 32340 Pierce, Beverly Hills. Visitation at church begins 10a.m. Memorial tributes to Capuchin Soup Kitchen. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
Sutton Richard K. March 11, 2012 age 87. Beloved husband of Charlotte for 49 years. Loving father of Lynda Manners, Richard, Diane Brideau, Robert Kirk (Teresa) and Craig (Marianne). Dear grandfather of ten and great-grandfather of seven. Brother of Herbert William. A celebration of life will be held on Friday, March 16 in the Activity Center, Second Floor at Abbey Park, 28413 Abbey Lane, New Hudson 48165, from 5-7:30 p.m. In lieu of floral tributes, donations in Richard's name may be made to: The Upper Manistee River Association, P.O. Box 282, Grayling, MI 49738 -OR- The Hope Foundation, 24 Frank Lloyd Wright Dr., P.O. Box 483, Ann Arbor, MI 48106 (734) 998-7150. Online condolences www.obriensullivanfuneralhome.com
THORNTON LANNY E. Age 52, March 11, 2012. Beloved husband of Ellen. Father of Nicholas, Matthew, Melissa (James) Dixon, Rebecca, Daniel, Brandon, and Dylan. Grandfather of James and Mercedes. Brother of Tracie, Kelly, and Julie. Dear son of Donna and the late Lanny Thornton. Memorial Gathering Saturday 1 p.m. until time of service at 3 p.m. at R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Home, 31551 Ford Rd., Garden City. Please sign the on-line guestbook at www.rggrharris.com.
UPFAL DR. JACK Age 65 of Phoenix, Arizona. Dr. Jack Upfal is survived by his loving mother Wela Upfal, brothers and sister-in-law Mark and Lynn Upfal and Nathan and Rochelle Upfal and nieces and nephew Emily Upfal, Julia Upfal, Emily Brouwers, Jessica Upfal and Joshua Upfal. He is also survived by cherished friends Richard Kronick and Howard Reich of Pheonix, Arizona. Jack was the son of the late Charles Upfal. Jack graduated from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. Services were held on Tuesday at the National Memorial Cemetery in Phoenix, Arizona. For shiva and contribution information go to www.irakaufman.com.
VanDEVENTER ROBERT J. January 10, 1931 - March 10, 2012. Beloved husband of Suzanne Nye for 34 years, dear father of Michelle VanDeventer (Kevin Jefferson), grand- father of Olivia Jefferson. Survived by his sister, Susan Warner (Norm Thompson), many loving nieces and nephews, devoted friends and neighbors. Predeceased by parents, Lyle and Clara VanDeventer, brother, Ellis C. (Marie) VanDeventer, and sister, Marilyn (J. Robert) Newlon. Bob had a lifelong love of all sports. He played them all but excelled in baseball. He played for Detroit Cooley High School, Connie Mack League, and Central Michigan University. During the Korean War, Bob was in Special Services and played for the U.S. Army in Fort Meade, Maryland (Generals), and Saumur and Chinon, France (Red Devils). He played semi-pro ball in International Falls, Minnesota. Later he played slow pitch softball for Dee's in the Industrial League where he went to the World Series twice. He had a long career with the Detroit Parks and Recreation Department, beginning as a baseball instructor and working his way up to district supervisor. Bob was also the National Co-ordinator of the United States Youth Games in 1978 and sat on the Board of Directors of the Michigan Amateur Sports Hall of Fame. He was an active member of the Detroit Boat Club. Bob was proud of Detroit, where he lived and worked his entire life. He was known as the "Mayor of Historic Indian Village". Per his wishes, there will be no funeral service. His ashes will be spread in his favorite Detroit places and there will be a celebration of his life at a later date. To be notified of his celebration, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please share memories at www.cremationmichigan.com.
VELLA MARY FRANCES Age 91. March 11, 2012, formerly of Southgate, MI. Beloved wife of the late Charles. Loving mother of Vicky (Tom) Grandy, Geralyn (Tom) Moore, JoAnne (Mike) Moore, Rosie (Darwin) Marsh, and John (Theresa) Vella. Also survived by 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren and her sister Vivian (Charles) Sultana. Mary was preceded in death by her son Robert Michael Vella, her parents Michaelangelo and Maria Cassar, her sister Theresa Borg, and her brother Charles Cassar. Visitation at the Allen Park Chapel-Martenson Family of Funeral Homes, 10915 Allen Rd. (corner of Goddard), Friday 3-8 p.m. with a Rosary at 7 p.m. In state at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, Allen Park, Saturday 9:30 a.m. until Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Interment at Our Lady of Hope Cemetery. Contributions in memory of Mary's life may be made to Lutheran Home of Michigan, 28910 Plymouth Rd., Livonia, MI 48150. Visit Mary's tribute at www.martenson.com.
WHITEHEAD DOROTHY MAE Age 91, of Novi, formerly of Farmington, died Monday afternoon, March 12 at Blossom Hill, Novi. Dorothy is the beloved wife of the late Earl (d. 1989); devoted mother of Vicky (Gregg) Shaw, Randall, Michael and the late Larry; dear sister of Jean Delfgaw, and Joan (George) Sharp; cherished grandmother of Donald (Deborah) Shaw, Michele Vrooman, Mark Whitehead and Adam Whitehead; and great-grandmother of Olivia Rose Shaw, Bryce Vrooman and Evan Shaw. In addition to her husband and son, Dorothy was preceded in death by her brother, Ray Seybert, and sisters, Doris Stein and Evelyn Bennett. The family have arranged for visitation and services to proceed privately. Interment at Grand Lawn Cemetery, Detroit, will follow. Memorial tributes are suggested to Crosspointe Meadows Church, 29000 Meadowbrook Road, Novi, 48377, (248) 669-9400. Arrangements entrusted to Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, downtown Farmington. (248) 474-5200. heeney-sundquist.com
WILSON PATRICIA AGNES March 12, 2012. Age 84. Beloved wife of the late David. Loving mother of David (Deborah), Daniel, Phyllis (Julius) Tirador, and Diane (Karl) Vernon. Dear sister of Michael Newman and grandmother of nine. Resting at the L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, 7707 Middlebelt (at Ann Arbor Trail), Thursday 2-9 p.m. Rosary 7 p.m. In state Friday 9:30 a.m. at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church, 27101 W. Chicago (at Inkster Rd.) until time of Mass at 10 a.m. Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at griffinfuneralhome.com.
WRIGHT BETTY LOU March 13, 2012 Age 83. Wife of the late Robert. Dear mother of Tom (Debbie) and Kathy Coosaia (Phil). Grandmother of Alex, Jake, Robert and Caroline. Funeral service Friday 12 noon at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church, 1100 Lone Pine Rd., Bloomfield Hills. Visitation begins at church 11:00 a.m. Memorial tributes to the church. A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home 248-549-0500. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
YATES BENJAMIN, son of Susan Shore and the late Jon Yates passed away on March 13, 2012 at age 29. His gentle, kind and compassionate nature will be missed greatly. Those of us fortunate to have been recipients of his brilliant intellect, artistic talent and quiet humor will be forever enriched. Our beloved Ben is survived by his mother, Susan; grandparents Lily and Andrew, great-uncles and aunts and cousins and friends. Donations can be made to BringChange2Mind. A memorial service will be held on Friday, March 16, 2012 at the Nie Family Funeral Home, Carpenter Road Chapel, 2400 Carpenter Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48108 at 3 p.m. with a memorial gathering a half hour prior. Please visit Benjamin's personal webpage at www.niefuneralhomes.com to leave a memory.
BASHUR EDWARD H. Age 90. March 12, 2012. Beloved husband of the late Evelyn V. Bashur. Loving father of Robert (Deborah) and Gary (Linda). Cherished grandfather of Elizabeth and Michael. Dear brother-in-law of Joyce. He will also be missed by many nieces and nephews. Edward was the owner of the VanBorn Pharmacy. He served the community as a pharmacist for 50 years. Visitation Wednesday at Hackett-Metcalf Funeral Home, 2640 Monroe Blvd. (near W. Outer Drive), Dearborn, 2-9 p.m. In state Thursday at St. Martha's Catholic Church, 18200 Oakwood Blvd. in Dearborn, 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass 10 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Kidney Fund, www.kidneyfund.org. www.hackettmetcalf.com
BOMMARITO JOHN Age 92. March 12, 2012. Beloved husband of the late Rose Marie. Loving father of Michael Bommarito (Nancy), Rosanne Brugnoni (Raffael), and the late Mary Ann Kelly. Proud grandfather of Kristin, Bryan, Giancarlo, Daniel, Dominic, Matthew, Monica, and the late John. Dear brother of Ann Divine and the late Sam. Visitation Wednesday 2:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Ave., at Vernier Rd., Grosse Pointe Woods. Rosary 7:00 p.m. In state Thursday 9:30 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. Mass at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 21620 Greater Mack, St. Clair Shores. ahpeters.com
BRACKENBURY BETTY D. RICHARDSON 78 of Rabun Gap, Georgia, died Sunday, March 11, 2012 at the Mountain view health Center in Clayton. Born May 3, 1933 in Nashville, Tennessee, she was a daughter of the late William and Grace Lee Richardson. She was a Pharmacy Apprentice and a member of the Newmans Chapel Baptist Church in Otto, North Carolina. Twice married, Mrs. Brackenbury was preceded in death by her husbands, James Glenn Bruner and Clarence Brackenbury; one son, David Bruner; one daughter, Libby Bruner; two brothers, Edward Green and Bill Richardson; and one sister Helen Hardin. Survivors include a daughter, Glenda Bruner Benfield of Rabun Gap, GA; one brother, Kenneth Richardson of Nashville, TN; one sister, jean Richardson Bruner of Livonia, MI; one grandson, William Scott Wehr and wife Megan; and one great-grandson, David Wyatt Wehr. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at the Newmans Chapel Baptist Church with Rev. Danny Cannon and William Wehr officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church Tuesday, March 13, 2012 from 11 a.m. until the Service at 1 p.m. The family is at the home of her daughter, Glenda Benfield on Little River Lane in Rabun Gap. Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. An online obituary and register is available at www.hunterfuneralhomega.com.
DANCZAK HELEN March 13, 2012. Beloved wife of the late John. Dearest mother of Ronald (Joanne) and the late Olga Opalka. Loving grandmother of Lisa, David, Robyn, Michael and Christopher. Also survived by 9 1/2 great-grandchildren. Family will receive friends Thursday 3-8 p.m. with Panachyda at 7 p.m. at Stanley Turowski Funeral Home, 25509 West Warren (3 blocks east of Beech Daly) Dearborn Heights. In state Friday 9:30 a.m. at St. John Ukrainian Catholic Church, 3877 Clippert, Detroit with Mass at 10 a.m. Share condolences at www.stanleyturowskifuneralhome.com
DeLaGARZA PHILIP Age 53. March 13, 2012. Beloved husband of Linda. Dear father of Jessica and Dominique. Son of Helen. Brother of Donna, Martin Jr. (Sandra), and Mary (Phil) DeCamillo. Visitation 2-8 p.m. Thursday at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 Inkster Rd., Garden City (between Ford Rd. and Cherry Hill). In state Friday 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. Funeral Service at Gilead Baptist Church, 23700 W. Outer Dr., Allen Park (between Southfield and I-94). Donations suggested to the family. www.santeiufuneralhome.com
DOYLE TERRENCE P. Age 64, March 12, 2012. Loving father of Jennifer and Maureen Doyle. Dear brother of Sharon Daniels. Terry was a retired Detroit Police Officer and a Vietnam War Veteran. Funeral Service at the R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Home, 15451 Farmington Rd., Livonia, Friday at 11 a.m. Visitation Thursday from 1-8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Red Cross. Please share a memory at www.rggrharris.com.
EVON MILDRED R. March 11, 2012. Wife of Curtis P. Jr. Mother of Linda, Paul, Lyle, Roxanne, Yvonne, Bernard, Alan and Mary. Leaves grandchildren and great grandchildren. Sister of James. Visitation Friday 9am at S. S. Peter and Paul. Mass 9:30am. Rosary Thursday 7pm. Visitation Thursday 2-8pm at the Sajewski Funeral Home, 19111 W. Warren. Interment Great Lakes National Cemetery. www.sajewskifh.com
GRACE VITA MARIE Age 84, March 13, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Lowell K. Grace. Loving mother of Ernest (Ruth), Maryann (Mark) Hoadley and Frances (David) Tadajewski. Proud grandmother of Jennifer (Craig) Bush, Lauren Hoadley, Alyse Tadajewski and Eric Swenson. Great grandmother of Jacob and Madeline Bush. Sister of Ross (Rose) Rizzotti, Catherine "Katie" (Sonny) McCloskey and the late John Rizzotti. Visitation Thursday 2-9 pm with Rosary 7 pm at the St. Clair Shores Chapel of Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 25800 Harper Ave. (N. of 10 Mile). In state Friday 9:30 am until time of mass 10 am at St. Isaac Jogues Catholic Church, 21120 Madison (W. of Harper) St. Clair Shores. Interment Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton Twp. Memorials may be made to St. John Hospice or the Alzheimer's Association. Share a memory at www.bcfh.com
IMMEL MARIE H. (NEE LANGE) Age 87, passed away peacefully on February 19, 2012 in Gilbert, Arizona. Born and raised in Toledo, Ohio; raised her family in Warren, Michigan; lived in Mesa, Arizona, since 2006. Marie was the beloved wife of the late Willis L. Immel (d. 1973); devoted mother of Susan (Jeffery) Noel of Gilbert, AZ; Nancy (Michael) Lavoie of Merrimack, NH; Jeanne of Hooksett, NH; and Margaret (Scott) Seegert of Farmington, MI; loving grandmother of Gregory (Courtney) and Garrett Noel, Ryan, Jaime and Kyle Lavoie, Brad, Shannon and Jason Seegert. Also survived by her sister, Kate Rogge, sisters-in-law Florence Somers, Margaret Immel, Doris Ackerman, Katherine Immel, and brother-in-law Donald Bisping; and many dear nieces and nephews. Memorial Mass Saturday, March 24th, 12:30 p.m. (gathering at Noon) at Our Lady of Sorrows Church 23615 Power Road (Just S. of 10 Mile Road). Visitation, Friday, 3-8 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. Rosary at Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, 23720 Farmington Road (Just N. of Grand River) downtown Farmington. In lieu of flowers, Marie's request was for donations to be made to he American Cancer Society www.cancer.org in loving memory of her husband, Willis. heeney-sundquist.com
JOHNSON DOROTHY JEAN RICHARDSON Age 76, mother of Kenneth D. (Katrina) Johnson, Keith Johnson and Karen Johnson (also deceased), grandson: Kenneth D. Johnson II. Dorothy was a retired High School Counselor and English Teacher, and Real Estate Agent.; alumni of Wayne State University (M.S.) and Clark Atlanta University (B.A.). Visitation on Thursday 3- 9pm at Swanson Funeral Home (Westside Chapel) 14751 W. McNichols, Detroit, MI 48235. Funeral Services at Hartford Memorial Baptist Church, 18700 James Couzens Fwy, Detroit, MI 48235. Visiting begins Friday at 10:30am until 11am Funeral Service. Condolences may be sent to Swanson Funeral Home.
LAMBERTI YOLANDA FIORINA March 12, 2012. Age 81. Beloved wife of Renzo. Loving mother of Nancy Lamberti, Mario (Carrie) Lamberti, Tecla (Ken) Polk, Anthony Lamberti, and Catherine (Peter) Rybarczyk. Proud and loving Nonna of Eric (Meghan) Rybarczyk, Deanna and Adam Rybarczyk, and Nonnina of Drake Rybarczyk and a great-grandchild to be born this month. Dear sister of Alfonso Formica, Rocky (Rosa) Formica, Constantina (the late Attilio) Coscione, and the late Domenico Formica. Visitation Thursday 3-9pm with a 7pm Scripture service at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Instate Friday 10:30am until time of 11am Mass at St. Thecla Catholic Church, 20740 S. Nunneley (S. of Metro Pkwy., E. of Groesbeck). Entombment, Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton Township. Please share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guestbook" at WujekCalcaterra.com
LETANG BERTHA M. Age 96, March 12, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Reginald, Sr. Loving mother of Reginald, Jr. (Debbie), Patricia Deegan, Donald (Donna), Sandra (Franco) Fonte, and Terry (James) Radatz. Loving grandmother of 11, great-grandmother of 19, and great- great-grandmother of one. Dear sister of Henry (Mary) Charboneau ,Robert (Helen) Charboneau, and predeceased by 10 brothers and sisters. Visitation Thursday 2-9 p.m. at McCabe Funeral Home, 851 N. Canton Center Rd., Canton. In State Friday 10:00 a.m. until time of Mass 10:30 a.m. at St. Thomas a`Becket Catholic Church, 555 S. Lilley Rd., Canton. Interment St. Hedwig Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to the St. Joseph Hospice. www.mccabefuneralhome.com
MacKENZIE GORDON best friend and loving husband for 60 years to his dearly departed wife Marion, father to three boys, Blair, John, and David, and grandfather to beautiful granddaughter Erin, died peacefully at his home in Naples Florida. A Visitation will be held at Fuller Funeral Home, 1625 Pine Ridge Road, Naples, FL 34109 on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 from 6:00 p.m.to 8:00 p.m. A Service will take place at the Bower Chapel at Moorings Park on Thursday, March 15, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Committal to Naples Memorial Gardens for entombment will be held after the Service. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in honor of Gordon can be made to the Founders Fund Inc at The Club at Pelican Bay, 707 Gulf Park Drive, Naples, FL 34108. For online condolences, please visit www.fullerfuneralhome.com
MAGDOWSKI ROSEMARIE T. Age 83, March 13, 2012. Sister of the late Stanley. Cousin of Nancy Swieczkowski, John (Cyndi) Swieczkowski and Pat Swieczkowski. Visitation Thursday 3-9 p.m. at Jurkiewicz & Wilk Funeral Home, 2396 Caniff, Hamtramck. In state Friday 9:30 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass 10 a.m. Sweetest Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 4440 Russell at Canfield. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
MALAK CHRISTOPHER JAMES Age 29 of Kalamazoo, formerly of Lake Orion. March 11, 2012. Loving son of Ann and Donald Saunders and the late John Malak. Dear brother of David Malak, Lauren Malak, Stacey (James) Stowers, and Carly Ulman. Grandson of Virginia and the late John Malak and Arlene and Walter Furca. Nephew of Mark (Joan) Malak, Nancy Malak, Peggy (Richard) Friedly, Greg (Tina) Furca, and Joel (Carolyn) Furca. Chris was a 2001 Graduate of Lake Orion High School. He was quick witted, compassionate, and easy going. He loved fishing and his dog Zeus. Funeral Mass Friday, March 16, 2012, 11 a.m. with an in state of 10:30 a.m. at Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church, 2700 Waldon Rd., Lake Orion. The family will receive friends Thursday 3-8 p.m. at the Modetz Funeral Home, 100 E. Silverbell Rd., Orion. Suggested memorials to the Canine Companion Rescue Center, Oxford, MI or the American Heart Association. Online guestbook www.modetzfuneralhomes.com
MARKOUL JOHN MARKOUL March 12, 2012. Age 88 of West Bloomfield. In 1953 he co-founded National Reproductions Corp., with his partner James Pamel. The Detroit based company grew to become one of the largest commercial printing companies in southeastern Michigan, which was sold in 1997. Beloved husband of Georgia for 26 years. Dear father of Michael (Vicki), Sandie Sarhan (Frank), Mark Heppard (Cheryl), Michelle Heppard, and Nick Heppard (Lisa). Loving grandfather of Alex, Ashley, Nicole, Olivia, Julia, and Ava. Brother of the late Christine Melanakos. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward (between 13-14 Mile), Thursday, 2-8 p.m. Trisagion 7 p.m. Funeral service Friday 10 a.m. at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 760 Wattles, Troy. Memorial tributes to the church. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com.
MEYER WENDELL A. March 10, 2012 at age 93. He is survived by his wife Irene, three children; Gary Meyer (Shirley), Cynthia Montoya (Ronald), Karen Diederichs (Mark), four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and three brothers. Memorial Mass will be held Saturday, March 17, 2012, 10 a.m. at St. Perpetua Catholic Church, Waterford. In lieu of flowers, donations to Alzheimers Association.
MILLER HELEN JOYCE "SUE" Age 77, March 12, 2012 Formerly married to Gerald Miller. Dearest mother of Brian (Angela), Karen (Ryan) Donnelly and Cheryl. Proud grandmother of Steven, Brandon, Brianna, Brenna and Breigha. Dear sister of Joseph and Jack Burdak. Donations to the Shelby Senior Community Center are appreciated. Visitation Thursday 3:00 p.m. until time of service, 7:00 p.m., at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. (Shelby Twp.) 54880 Van Dyke at 25 Mile Rd. Share memories with the family at their "Online Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com
MUNEIO MARY E. Age 76 of Columbus, MI., died March 13, 2012. Retired RN. Born December 8, 1935 to the late George and Edna Rinke. Beloved wife of the late Thomas Muneio, dear mother of Michael, Patrick (Teri), Kevin (Kelly) Muneio and Elizabeth (David) Beyer. Nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren, sister of George (Buzz) Rinke, Georgianne Diegel and the late Geraldine Jacob. Cremation has taken place, a Memorial Mass will be held, Friday, March 16 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's, St. Clair. Memorials to Blue Water Humane Society. Arrangements by L.C. Friederichs & Son, www.lcfandson.com
PARWEY EDWARD F. SR. Age 78, March 6, 2012. formerly of Chesterfield Twp. Beloved husband of Shirley for 58 years. Dear father of Edward (Jackie), Michael (Maggie), Debra, Gary, Brad, and Doreen (Barry) Beer. Grandfather of nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Ed was a past Chesterfield Firefighter and Building Contractor. Member of the Loyal Order of the Moose.
RANKIN GRACE MARIE Age 81, March 9, 2012. Beloved wife of Stuart. Dearest mother of Daniel (Sharon) Rankin, Nancy (Andy Connell) Rankin, and Peggy (John) Ferguson. Loving grandmother of Katy, Bill, Tina, Eric, Amy, Tarah, Payton, and great-grandmother of Sophie. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral service Friday 11 a.m. at McCabe Funeral Home, 31950 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. Visitation Thursday 2 p.m. until 9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be directed to The Leelanau Conservancy, 105 N. First St., P.O. Box 1007, Leland, MI 49654. www.mccabefuneralhome.com
REEDER ANNA MARIE Age 82, resident of Oliver Springs, Tennessee (formerly Garden City, MI), passed away Monday, March 12, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas "Pete" Reeder. She is survived by sons, David (Donna) Reeder of Texas (formerly Redford, MI); and Randy (Pam) Reeder of Livonia, MI; and grandson, Travis Reeder, of Plymouth, MI. Burial and graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 15, 2012, at Anderson Memorial Gardens in Anderson, TN. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial contributions be made to Mt. Pisgah Printing Ministry, P.O. Box 341, Oliver Springs, TN 37840. An online guest book is available at www.sharpfh.com.
ROBERTS EDITH M. Age 90, of Fowlerville, died Monday, March 12, 2012. She married Donald J. Roberts in 1943. He preceded her in death on February 17, 2012. Mother of Diane (Donald) Hoffmeyer, seven grandchildren, many great grandchildren and seven siblings. She was also preceded in death by her son: David. Graveside service 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly. Arrangements by Niblack Funeral Home, www.niblackfuneralhome.com.
SCHIMECK LAWRENCE J. Age 95. March 13, 2012. Beloved husband of Jane Schimeck and the late Helen Schimeck. Dear father of Pamela (Stephen) Yeomans, and Darryl (Jeanne) Schimeck. Loving grandfather of eight, and great-grandfather of four. Daughter-In-Law, Linda Schimeck. He was preceded in death by his son, Lawrence R. Schimeck, and daughter, Barbara S. Taylor. Visitation Wednesday, 4-8 p.m. O'Brien/Sullivan Funeral Home, 41555 Grand River, Novi, 248-348-1800. In state Thursday, 10:00 a.m. St. Fabian Catholic Church, 32200 West Twelve Mile Road, Farmington Hills, until time of funeral liturgy at 10:30 a.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Capuchins, 1820 Mt. Elliott Street, Detroit, Michigan 48207-3485. (313)-579-2100 -- www.capuchins.org. or Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries, 150 Stimson Street, Detroit, Michigan 48201. (313) 993-4700 www.drmm.org. Online condolences may be made to www.obriensullivanfuneralhome.com
SOBCZYNSKI RITA R. (NEE KLEIN) March 13, 2012, age 86. Beloved wife of Roman. Loving mother of Roman J. (Sue), Michael (JoAnn), James (Sandra), and Joseph. Proud grandmother of Justin (Rachel) and Daniel. Dear sister of Evelyn, Marie, and the late Margaret and Ralph. Visitation at the Sterling Heights Chapel of the Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 13650 East Fifteen Mile Road (at Schoenherr) Wednesday 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Evening rosary 7:00 p.m. Funeral Thursday at St. Ronald Catholic Church, 17701 15 Mile Road (Btwn: Garfield and Groesbeck) In State 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass 10:00 a.m. Memories shared at www.bcfh.com
TRUSKOWSKI ELIZABETH March 11, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Anthony. Dearest mother of Shirley (Bob) Thomas, Elaine Chope and Dave. Loving grandmother of two grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Dear sister of Joseph Broski. Family will receive friends Thursday from 4 pm until time of Memorial Service at 6 pm at Stanley Turowski Funeral Home, 25509 W. Warren, Dearborn Heights.
TUMIDANSKI RAYMOND S. Age 79 of South Rockwood. March 10, 2012. Graduate of St. Hedwig High School. Army Veteran of the Korean War. Retired System Control Supervisor for the City of Detroit Water Department. Visitation TODAY 1pm-9pm from the Ford Chapel-Martenson Family of Funeral Homes, 23620 N. Huron River Dr ., Rockwood. Funeral services Thursday. He will lie in state at St. Mary's Catholic Church from 10am until Mass at 11 am.
WOYDE GERT 76, of Florida/Detroit, died March 11, 2012. He is survived by his loving family. Donations to Epilepsy Foundation in memory of Susana Woyde. For full obit, visit gardensanctuaryfunerals.com.
BACA EUGENE S. March 11, 2012. Beloved husband of the late Elenor. Dearest father of Ken (Pat), Stanley, Sue Kosal (Ron), Bernie (Colleen), John (Ann) and the late Sr. Elaine. Leaves 15 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Member of the Pvt. Lyskawa- William P. Tutro VFW Posts. Visitation Thursday 9 a.m. at S.S. Peter and Paul. Mass 9:30 a.m. Rosary Wednesday 6 p.m. Visitation Wednesday 2-8 p.m. at the Sajewski Funeral Home. 19111 W. Warren www.sajewskifh.com
BERGER ELLIOT "LARRY" 92 of Livonia, died March 12. He is survived by his beloved wife of 61 years, Rosemary. His brother Norman (Rosa) and sister Ellen (the late Milton). He was a devoted father to his children by birth and marriage- Ellen, Laurel, Brian, Diana, and Tom. He was a loving Papa to his granddaughter Bria, and to Jess, Jesse, Colette, and Max. He is also mourned by caring cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. SERVICES TODAY, 12 NOON AT THE DORFMAN CHAPEL, FARMINGTON HILLS, (248) 406-6000. INTERMENT TO FOLLOW AT THE BETH EL MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY, or visit www.thedorfmanchapel.com.
BILOT EUGENE G. 89 of Newark, Illinois, passed away Thursday, March 8, 2012 at his home. Beloved husband of the late Sylvia (James) Ellfeldt and Renee (James) Foust of Pennsylvania. Grandfather of 11 and great-grandfather of four. Brother of Carl (Phyllis) Bilot and Ray (Gloria) Bilot. Eugene was predeceased by his granddaughter Christianna, great-grandson Aiden, and siblings Marguerite (Stanley) Bor, Katherine (George) Richter, Joseph (Anne) Bilot, Walter (Virginia) Bilot, Francis Bilot, and George Bilot. He worked for ITT World Communications for 25 years retiring in 1989. He served in the U.S. Army. Visitation today 3-9 p.m. at Kaul Funeral Home, 35201 Garfield, Clinton Township, MI. In state Wednesday 9 a.m. until time of Mass at 9:30 a.m. at St. Blase Catholic Church, 12151 15 Mile Rd., Sterling Heights, MI. Memorial contributions may be directed to the family. Interment at Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton Township, MI. Please share a memory of Eugene at www.kaulfuneralhome.com.
BROWNE JOHN "FX" March 11, 2012 Age 76 peacefully at home in Bloomfield Hills. Founder and president of John F.X. Browne & Associates in Bloomfield Hills where he serviced the broadcast industry for 45 years. Beloved husband of Katherine "Kay" (formerly Mullen). Dear father of Mary Beth Reed (Brian), John Mullen (Cheryl), Meg Noble (Bill), Katie Nienstedt (Bill), Tom Mullen (Jerry Stevens) and Jane Fletcher (Greg). Grandfather of Casey, Allison, Johnny, Mary Kate, Clare, Billy, Cecile, Jack, Tommy, Erin, Colleen and Moira. Brother of Patsy Reisert (Bob), Mary Ellen Curnyn and Terry Logan (Don). Family will receive friends at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward (btwn 13-14 Mile), Wednesday, 2-9p.m. Prayers 7p.m. Funeral Mass Thursday 11a.m. at St. Hugo of the Hills Church, 2215 Opdyke Rd., Bloomfield Hills. Visitation at church begins 10a.m. Memorial tributes to Missionary Sisters of Charity or Legionaries of Christ or Ladies of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
BURR KEVIN J. March 10, 2012. Age 49. Loving son of the late James and Ann Burr. Dear brother of Richard Burr. Also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, cousin, neighbors, and friends. Visitation Wednesday 3-8 p.m. with a Rosary 6 p.m. at the Wasik Funeral Home, Inc., 11470 Thirteen Mile Road (west of Hoover), Warren. In state Thursday 9:30 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass 10 a.m. at St. Sylvester Church, 11200 Twelve Mile Road, Warren. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.wasikfuneralhome.com.