SEEM ALBERT E. March 10, 2012 Age 86. Loving husband of the late Monica. Dearest father of Donna (Ron) Sowa. Dear Grandfather of Jeffrey (Kim) Sowa, Kimberly (Patrick ) Hannah. Great-grandfather of Luke and Helena. Resting at the L. J. Griffin Funeral Home, 7707 Middlebelt Road (at Ann Arbor Trail) Tuesday 4 - 9 p.m. Family to meet Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Funeral Home for the final viewing, with procession to the Holy Sepulchre Cemetery for a 12 Noon service. Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at griffinfuneralhome.com
SELEDON PATRICIA A. Age 73, March 9, 2012 of Detroit. Beloved sister of Marie Pasha. Dear aunt of Deborah Pasha and Benjamin Pasha, Jr. Proud godmother of Salutan (Shameera) Potts. Grandma of Taeshawn Dexter. Close friend of Hattie "Pearl" Lewis and family and of Johnnie. Preceded in death by her parents William and Tess Dreher and her brother-in-law Benjamin Pasha, Sr. Arrangements by The Detroit Chapel-Martenson Family of Funeral Homes. Visit www.martenson.com.
SERAFINI TONINO March 15, 2012. Age 65. Loving husband of Loretta. Dearest father of Tonino, Carlo (Stephanie) and the late Michael. Dear grandfather of Blake, Brooklynn and Austin. Resting at L. J. Griffin Funeral Home, 7707 Middlebelt Road, (at Ann Arbor Trail) Saturday 4-9 p.m. and Sunday 12-9 p.m. Rosary 7 p.m. Sunday. In state Monday 9:30 a.m. at St. Raphael Catholic Church, 31530 Beechwood (N. of Ford) Until time of Mass at 10 a.m. Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at griffinfuneralhome.com.
SEVONTY ABDON JOSEPH age 101 passed into God's hands March 11, 2012 in AZ. He was born July 30, 1910, in Pierz, MN into a large, hardworking farming family of 13 children. At 16, the entire family moved to Michigan, where he began a long career in the automobile industry, culminating in his retirement at 60 from Chrysler after 40 yrs. He was a man of great moral character, strong faith in God, and a tremendous father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was my role model both as a child and as an adult. His legacy to his family is beyond measure. With deepest love, respect, and appreciation, we say "thank you." You are home. Your deeds speak volumes to the kind of man you were. Abdon is survived by his beloved daughter Janet B. Korte; two loving grandsons Jeremy and James Korte; four dear great-grandchildren Jonathon, Jordan, Joshua and Jamie; and two dear sisters Clarice Wamsganz and Margaret Danko. Abdon is preceded in death by his beloved wife Simone Sevonty and loving son Robert Sevonty. Visitation Friday, March 23, 2012, 2-8 p.m. with a Rosary at 7 p.m. at John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home 1139 Inkster Rd., (bet. Ford Rd. and Cherry Hill). In state Saturday 9 a.m. until The Mass of Christian Burial 9:30 a.m. at St. Mel Catholic Church, 7506 Inkster (just north of Warren), Dearborn Heights, MI. www.SanteiuFuneralHome.com www.surprisefuneralcare.com
SEVONTY ABDON JOSEPH The death notice for Abdon Joseph Sevonty published on March 18, 2011 failed to state that Abdon is also survived by his beloved eldest daughter Diane Kovacs, his two loving grandsons James Kovacs and David Kovacs and his dear great-grandson Landon Kovacs. We apologize for this error.
SHELDEN DONALD Husband of Doris Shelden. Devoted father of Debra (William Setten) Shelden and Lori (Robert Bliss) Shelden. Proud grandfather of Nicholas and Joshua Setten. Cherished brother of Aaron (Mildred) Shelden and the late Dr. Warren (Marjorie) Shelden. Also survived by other loving relatives and friends. SERVICES 1:30 PM WEDNESDAY AT HEBREW MEMORIAL CHAPEL (248) 543-1622. INTERMENT AT MACHPELAH CEMETERY. www.hebrewmemorial.org
SHIER GERTRUDE E. age 96, of Rochester Hills, March 17, 2012; wife of the late Harold; mother of Marilyn (Nestor, Jr.) Decker, Lawrence (Jan) Shier and Marjorie (Peter) Chirco; also survived by 27 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren; visitation Monday 3-9 p.m. at Pixley Funeral Home, 322 W. University Drive, Rochester; funeral service Tuesday 11:00 a.m. (in state at 10:00 a.m.) at First Baptist Church of Rochester, 6377 Orion Rd., Rochester Hills; memorial contributions to Detroit Goodfellows or Salvation Army would be greatly appreciated. Please leave condolences at www.pixleyfh.com.
SHOWALTER OLIVE V. Age 93, longtime resident of Wyandotte. Wife of the late Merton C. Showalter. Dearest mother of David (Patti) Showalter, Paul Showalter and Martha (Wayne) Laviolette. Loving grandmother of Lauren Showalter and Emily (Aaron) Cassel Moul. Dear sister of Lucille Zory. Preceded in death by 5 siblings. Visitation Today, Friday 1-8pm at R.J. Nixon Funeral Home, Wyandotte. Funeral Saturday 11am at St John United Church of Christ, Wyandotte. Burial Ferndale Cemetery, Riverview. www.nixonfuneralhome.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
SKAGGS NANCY (NEE SCHRIBER) Passed away March 16, 2012, age 66. Beloved wife of Raymond. Dear mother of Tia, Jeff, and Cory. Loving grandmother of 12 and two great-grandchildren. Sister of Roy, Herbert, Jr., and the late Gerry, Gladis, Linda, Terry, and Sandy. Funeral Services are pending.
SMITH REX age 94, long time resident of Plymouth, passed away on March 8, 2012. Loving husband of the late Janette. Beloved father of Roxana (Kenneth) Jacobs, and the late Harlie Smith. Proud grandfather of Melissa (Jeffrey) Snyder, Michelle (Michael) DeYoung, Adam (Theresa) Smith and Ethan (Sarah) Smith. Proud great grandfather of Sarah, Rebecca, Madison, Mackenzie, Harley Kate, Lindsay and Wiley Blue. Also survived by his daughter-in-law, Marguerite Smith. Rex served in the United States Navy during WWII. A private family service will be held. Arrangements entrusted to the Schrader-Howell Funeral Home, Plymouth. Share memories at schrader-howell.com.
SMITH DOROTHY E. Age 85. March 16, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Edmund. Loving mother of Carol Porzadek (Glenn), Cathy Walker (Rane), Maggie Dorfman, Tom Smith (Stacie), Patty Ross (Daniel), the late Marilyn Smith, and baby Michael Edmund Smith. Cherished grandmother of Amy, Hope, Bernadette, Kristen, Rane, Dan, Laurane, Lauren, Michael, Paige, Braden, and Dylan. Great-grandmother of ten. Dear sister of Patricia Hoover, Thomas Levely, and Joan Heizer. Dorothy was a life time member of ESA International Sorority and long time volunteer at St. Joseph Hospital, Pontiac. Funeral Tuesday 10:30 a.m. at Thayer-Rock Funeral Home, 33603 Grand River Ave., Downtown Farmington (1 blk. W. of Farmington Rd.). Visitation Monday 3-8 p.m. www.thayer-rock.com
SMOTER HELEN O. (NEE PHILLIPS) March 11, 2012. Age 87. Beloved wife of the late Glynn Lootens and the late John Smoter. Dearest mother of Barbara (Dan) Rymill and Marilyn (Paul) Lachowicz. Loving grandmother of Paul, Gregory (Lynn), Matthew (Debra), Robert (Monique), Jonathan and Andrew. Proud great grandmother of eight. Dear sister of Phyllis Hall, Harold (Olga) Phillips, Doris McGuffin, Betty (John) Kinney and Patty Struthers. Visitation Wednesday 3-9 pm. Funeral Thursday 10:00 am at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. 36900 Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Interment Cadillac Memorial Gardens East Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.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
SOFFA ROBERT DOUGLAS, Age 82, passed away peacefully at home on March 14, 2012. Beloved husband of wife Beverly. Loved by four children Jerry (Becky) Barnett, Nancy (Darrell) Morgan, Douglas Soffa and Susan (Wendy) Soffa and seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Bob was a veteran of the Korean War, a retired State Farm agent and an active lifelong member along with his "boys" at the Warren Elks where he was a Past Exalted Ruler-PER. A memorial ceremony and reception will be held on Saturday, March 17 at 6pm at The Warren-Sterling Heights Elks Lodge, 25950 Schoenherr Road, Warren, MI 48089.
SORDYL HELEN ROSE of Southgate. March 13, 2012. Age 84. Beloved wife of the late Theodore. Loving mother of Douglas (Anne), Michael (Sharon) and Cheryl (Robert) Repasky. Proud grandmother of John, Jennifer, Caitlin and Alexandra. Visitation Friday 12-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary at Czopek Funeral Directors, 2157 Oak Street, Wyandotte (734) 285-9000. Funeral Services Saturday Prayers 11 a.m. from Czopek to Christ the Good Shephard Church for Mass at 11:30 a.m. Interment Our Lady of Hope Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the hospice of your choice.
SOSNOWSKI FLORENCE D. Age 84. March 14, 2012 of Taylor. Beloved Wife of the Late Eugene. Loving Mother of Susan (Michael) Dudek, Michael (Fiancé Katrina), David and Kathy (Ron) Rodriguez. Dear sister of Daniel (Virginia) Nalezyty. Also survived by five grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Visitation Friday 1-9p.m., Scripture 7p.m., John Molnar Funeral Home, 14032 Northline Rd., Southgate. In state Saturday 9:30a.m., until time of Mass 10a.m., Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church, 6442 Pelham Rd., Taylor. Memorials appreciated to St. Jude Children's Hospital. www.molnarfuneralhome.com
SOWELL ROBIN FRANCES HAMILTON Age 84, passed away on March 15, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Myzell Sowell. Loving mother of Myzell Sowell, Jr. Dear sister of Elizabeth Hebert. Surived by nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Graduated from Tuskegee Institute High School in 1943. Graduated in 1948 with a degree in Business Administration from Wayne State University. She was a social worker for the Michigan Department of Social Services. She was initiated as a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority in 1947. Viewing on Friday, March 23, 2012 from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Swanson's Funeral Home, 14751 W. McNichols Rd., Detroit, MI. Family Hour on Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 10 a.m. at Plymouth United Church of Christ followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m. The church is located at 600 E. Warren at St. Antoine.
SPANOPOULOS JOHN Age 80. Beloved husband of Panagiota. Dear father of Tasia (Michael) Stravopoulos, George (Leah), and Peter (Jennifer). Loving grandfather of Constantine, Eleni, Andreas, Yianni, Peter, Ana, and Andrew. Dear brother of the late Petros, Dimitri, and George Spanopoulos and Maria Marmigas. Visiting Sunday 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. Trisagion. In state Monday 10 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Service ALL AT St. Constantine & Helen Greek O rthodox Church, 36375 Joy Rd. (between Wayne and Newburg). Interment White Chapel Cemetery. Condolences to CharlesStepFuneralHome.com, (313) 531-1888.
SPAZZARINI VIOLA (NEE: NOTARIO) Passed away March 18, 2012 at the age of 93. Dear wife of the late Dario. Mother of Merinda (Santino) Moccia. Grandmother of Melissa (Don) Patton, Danielle (Nathan) Pine and Erica Moccia. Great-grandmother of Lucas Patton. Also survived by one sister and many nieces and nephews. Visitation at Hackett-Metcalf Funeral Home, 2640 Monroe Blvd. (near W. Outer Drive), Dearborn Tuesday 2:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m with a Rosary at 7 p.m. In state 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday at St. Sebastian Catholic Church until the time of Mass at 10:30 a.m. Entombment Wednesday at St. Joseph Cemetery in Monroe, Michigan 2:00 p.m. www.hackettmetcalf.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
STANTON LORRAINE M. March 12, 2012 Age 92 Loving wife of the late David. Beloved mother of David (Joan), Michael (Patricia) and Gale. Grandmother of six and great-grandmother of three. Private burial services have been held. Memorial tributes to St. Jude Children's Hospital. A.J. Desmond & Sons 248-549-0500. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
STANTON HAROLD S. March 16, 2012. Age 86. Loving husband of Joyce. Dear father of Michael (Susan), Mollie Stanton-Fuja (Steve) and Tim (Sharyn). Also survived by six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Brother of David and Marshall (Janice). Family will receive friends at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward (btwn. 13-14 Mile), Monday 5-7:30 p.m. Memorial service Tuesday 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 1589 W. Maple Rd., Birmingham. Memorial tributes to the hunger project of your choice. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
STEELE JOSEPHINE M. (NEE ROBERTZ) died tragically in a snowmobile accident at the age of 72. She joins in Heaven, late husband Lowell Steele. Josephine is survived by brother William (Mary) Robertz, sister-in-law Sandra (Lester) Parish, three children; Robert (Karen) Ureckis, David (Janis) Ureckis and Margaret (James) Bird, as well as eight grandchildren; Tiffany, Jordan, Kendal, Tabetha, Tracy, Nicholas, Joshua and Andrea. Josephine was blessed with six great grandchildren; Xavier, Camron, Ian, Dominic, Joseph and Sydney. Josephine lived life to the fullest and will be deeply missed by all. "They still live in our hearts, in the happiness we knew, in the moments we shared." Memorial service for family and friends Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. at St. James Episcopal Church, 25150 East River Rd., Grosse Ile with a reception to follow. Arrangements by The Ridge Chapel-Martenson Family of Funeral Homes, Trenton. To share a memory visit Josephine's eternal tribute www.martenson.com.
STEINMAN ADELINE Beloved wife of 64 years of Alvin Steinman; Cherished mother of Sherry (Abe) Singer, Dr. Russell (Anne) Steinman and Sally (Bill) Serwer; Loving grandmother of Nicole Faith (Jacob) Drouillard, William Irving Singer, Daniel M. Steinman, David M. Steinman, Michael Ryan Serwer and Jacob I. Serwer; Proud great-grandmother of Sophie Drouillard; Sister of the late Dorothy Shapiro, the late Buddy (the late Elaine) Fishler; Sister-in-law of Beverly and Marvin Talan and William Shapiro. SERVICES 1:00 P.M. TUESDAY AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL. 248-569-0020. INTERMENT AT CLOVER HILL PARK CEMETERY. www.irakaufman.com
STEPKE MONICA J. (NEE SHEFFERLY) March 10, 2012. Age 61. Of Traverse City, formerly of Detroit. Loving wife of William, step mother of Jason, Josh and Max. Preceded in death by her parents Leo and Rita Shefferly and brother Joseph, sister of Judith (Gerald) Stuart, Marcella (Gerald) Grace and Thomas (Nadia) Shefferly and many nieces and nephews. Cremated in Mims, Florida.
STEVENSON ROBERT LOUIS, 88, of Ocean Hills, California, died Thursday, March 8, 2012. Robert served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and graduated from Bradley University in 1950. He was an Industrial Arts teacher at Hazel Park High School, in Hazel Park, Michigan, from 1950 to 1980, while residing in Ferndale, MI. He taught machine shop, power mechanics, and later on, wood shop. He retired in 1980, and moved to California. At his retirement, it was noted that in all those years, he never had a student seriously injured. Robert is survived by his devoted wife of 35 years, Marie Stevenson of Ocean Hills, CA, his sons, Lawrence Stevenson of Sequim, Washington, Craig Stevenson of Vancouver, WA, (both formerly of Ferndale, MI), step sons Richard, George, and Mark, step daughter Elizabeth, 12 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, his sisters Phyllis and Betty, and a brother, Richard. Memorial services for Robert will be held on March 23, 2012 in two parts: From 12:30-1:30 p.m., there will be a Catholic Mass held in the Mission's main church. From 1:30-2:30 p.m., there will be a Methodist graveside service, next to the church, where family eulogies will be given. The Old Mission San Luis Rey De Franca, 4050 Mission Avenue, Oceanside, CA 92057, (760)757-3651, ext.: 133 (Terry Hawthorne is point of contact) Flowers can be sent for the service at the Mission, if so desired. Or donations for Robert and Marie's home church building fund, can be made in Robert's name to: The Church of Saint Thomas More 1450 S. Melrose Drive, Oceanside, CA 92056 Ph: (760) 758-4100.
STEWART PATRICIA ANN Age 81, of Warren, died March 11, 2012. Beloved wife of I.D. Stewart. Loving mother of Roy (Susie), and April (Martin) Lapansie. Proud grandmother of Tolly, Sarah, Valerie, Jennifer, Katlyn, and Isaac. Great grandmother of Kali, Zayden, and Ivan. Dear sister of Barbara Smith. Also loved by many cousins, nieces and nephews. Visitation Wednesday 2-9 pm at A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 32000 Schoenherr at Masonic (13 1/2 mile), Warren. Service Thursday 11:00 am at Cadillac Memorial Gardens East Cemetery, Garfield at Clinton River Rd., Clinton Township. ahpeters.com
STEWART MARGARET RUTH (NEE O'BRIEN) 87, passed away March 18, 2012. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Robert and her brother Benson. Beloved mother of Robert D. Cherished sister of William J. O'Brien and Robert O'Brien. Family will receive friends on Tuesday 5-9 p.m. with a Rosary at 7 p.m. and Wednesday from 3-9 p.m. at Neely-Turowski Funeral Home, 30200 Five Mile Rd., Livonia (between Merriman and Middlebelt). A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, March 22, at St. Gerald Catholic Church, 21300 Farmington Rd. at 11 a.m. In state at 10:30 a.m. until Mass begins. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. To leave an online condolence, visit neely-turowski.com.
SUSALLA THERESA J. March 14, 2012. Age 81. Beloved wife of Daniel. Dearest mom of David (Pat), Karen (Jim) , Tom (Denise) and Kathy (Jim) . Proud grandmother of Marcy, Michael (Rachelle), Matthew (Margaret), Joseph, Tommy, Megan, Daniel, Joshua, Heather as well as Sandra (John), Susan and Chris. Great-grandmother of Matthew, Noah , Nicholas, Nicholas and Katie. Loving sister in law of Sandy and Larry (Sue). Also remembered by many loving nieces and nephews. Visitation at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. (Shelby Twp.), 54880 Van Dyke at 25 Mile Road. Friday 3-9 p.m. In state Saturday 11:30 a.m. at St. Anastasia Catholic Church, 4571 John R. until time of Mass at 12:00 p.m. Burial Resurrection. Tributes to The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation are welcome.
SUSIN ROGER J. Age 86, March 16, 2012. Beloved husband of the late Paula. Dear father of Gail (Glenn) Pakulak, Roger, Mark (Carol), Jeffry (Julie), Daniel (Lisa), and Paula Paul. Loving grandfather of 15, and great-grandfather of three. Brother of Dolores (Frank) Hekker. Visitation Tuesday 5-9 p.m. and Wednesday 1-8 p.m. with a 6:30 p.m. Rosary at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 ½ Mile Road). In state Thursday 9:30 a.m. until the time of the Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. at St. Clement Catholic Church. Memorial donations appreciated to Hospice of Michigan and John D. Dingell V.A. Medical Center. Please share memories at www.Temrowski.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
SYLVESTER STANLEY R. March 16, 2012. Age 76. Beloved husband of Nora for 56 years. Loving father of Mark, Larry (Nancy), and Karen (Reed) Hurrell. Proud and loving Papa of 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Trudy Zatkoff and uncle of Stan, Diane, and Jeff Zatkoff. Predeceased by his brother Charles. Visitation Tuesday 3-9 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). In state Wednesday 10:30 a.m. until time of 11 a.m. Mass at St. Michael Catholic Church, 40501 Hayes (N. of 17 Mile Rd.). Interment Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton Township. Please share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com.
SZALKA LAURA age 90, a resident of Sterling Heights, passed away March 15. Laura is survived by her loving children Arlene (Jerry) Leonard, Robert (Cheryl), and Ronald (Brenda); and beloved grandchildren Acadia Grace and Carson Clancey. Laura was predeceased by her husband Theodore 'Ted' Szalka and sister Wanda. Visitation for Laura is Sunday March 18 from 2 until 9 p.m. with a Scripture service at 7 p.m. Funeral service is Monday at 10:00 a.m. (9:30 a.m. Instate) both held at Lee-Ellena Funeral Home, 46530 Romeo Plank Macomb MI 48044. Please leave a memory at www.lee-ellenafuneralhome.com
SZALKA LAURA age 90, a resident of Sterling Heights, passed away March 15. Laura is survived by her loving children Arlene (Jerry) Leonard, Robert (Cheryl), and Ronald (Brenda); and beloved grandchildren Acadia Grace and Carson Clancy. Laura was predeceased by her husband Theodore 'Ted' Szalka and sister Wanda. Visitation for Laura is Sunday March 18 from 2 until 9 p.m. with a Scripture service at 7 p.m. Funeral service is Monday at 10:00 a.m. (9:30 a.m. Instate) both held at Lee-Ellena Funeral Home, 46530 Romeo Plank Macomb MI 48044. Please leave a memory at www.lee-ellenafuneralhome.com
TERLECKI GERALDINE age 87. March 15, 2012. Beloved wife of Leonard for 67 years. Loving mother of James (Kathleen). Loving grandmother of Heather (Jerry) Rutter. Proud great-grandmother of Finn and June. Dear sister of Margaret (John) Guttek and Lorraine Fletcher. Geraldine enjoyed golf and bowling and was committed to the fight against breast cancer. Visitation Sunday 4-9 p.m. Funeral Monday 11:00 a.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Pkwy. (16 Mile). Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guestbook" at WujekCalcaterra.com.
TERNOWSKI MARIA Age 91. March 15, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Andrew Ternowski and the late Harold Schmalenberg. Loving mother of the late Walter. Dear mother-in-law of Sue Nucci. Devoted grandmother of five and great-grandmother of seven. Visitation Sunday 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. with a 2 p.m. Funeral service at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 ½ Mile Road). Please share memories at www.Temrowski.com .
THOMAS VIVIAN MAY Age 73 of Howell, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Friday, March 9, 2012. Born November 26, 1938 in Harriman, Tennessee, she was the daughter of Carl and Inez (May) Huddleston. Beloved wife of the late William G. Thomas (3/18/1997) whom she married in Detroit on November 24, 1956. Loving mother of James (Christine) Thomas of Howell and David (Jennifer) Thomas of Pinckney. Proud grandmother of Jacob, Jack, Sarah and Ryan. Also survived by her father, Allen (Marty) Honeycutt of Alma; Sister, Mary (Roger) Sackett of Livonia; Sister-in-law, Barbara Matney of TN; nephew, Michael (Tami) Sackett of Whitmore Lake; nieces, Cheryl (Steve) Sanders of TN and Cathy (Neil) Dulling of TN; several other family members which include brother and sister-in-laws, nephews and nieces. She was also preceded in death by her mother, Inez, brother, Johnny Matney and nephew, Ronald Sackett. Vivian will be fondly remembered for the time she spent helping others. In addition to her church, she actively volunteered for the Gleaners Community Food Bank of Livingston County. Vivian was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Howell where memorial services will be held. Date and time to be announced soon. Memorial contributions are suggested to Gleaners Community Food Bank, the First Presbyterian Church of Howell or the American Cancer Society. Arrangements by MacDonald's Funeral Home - Howell (517-546-2800). Please sign the family's online guestbook at www.macdonaldsfuneralhome.com
THOMAS VIVIAN MAY Age 73 of Howell, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Friday, March 9, 2012. Born November 26, 1938 in Harriman, Tennessee, she was the daughter of Carl and Inez (May) Huddleston. Beloved wife of the late William G. Thomas (3/18/1997) whom she married in Detroit on November 24, 1956. Loving mother of James (Christine) Thomas of Howell and David (Jennifer) Thomas of Pinckney. Proud grandmother of Jacob, Jack, Sarah, and Ryan. Also survived by her father, Allen (Marty) Honeycutt of Alma; sister, Mary (Roger) Sackett of Livonia; sister-in-law, Barbara Matney of TN; nephew, Michael (Tami) Sackett of Whitmore Lake; nieces, Cheryl (Steve) Sanders of TN and Cathy (Neil) Dulling of TN; several other family members which include brother and sisters-in-law, nephews and nieces. She was also preceded in death by her mother, Inez, brother, Johnny Matney and nephew, Ronald Sackett. Vivian will be fondly remembered for the time she spent helping others. In addition to her church, she actively volunteered for the Gleaners Community Food Bank of Livingston County. Vivian was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Howell where memorial services will be held Friday, March 23, 2012 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Gleaners Community Food Bank, the First Presbyterian Church of Howell or the American Cancer Society. Arrangements by MacDonald's Funeral Home, Howell (517-546-2800). Please sign the family's online guestbook at www.macdonaldsfuneralhome.com.
THOMPSON KENNETH Age 53, of Southfield. Died February 22, 2012 after a brave battle with heart disease. Dearest husband of Ann (Lindemann). Beloved father of Katy (Nick) Ploch. Loving brother of Dave (Sherry) Thompson, Susan Tozer, Mary (Michael) Joiner, Robert Thompson, the late John Gray, Dave (Laura) Lindemann, Laura (Randy) Ferguson. Preceded in death by parents Ken and Virginia Thompson and Eleanor Osborn. A memorial service will be held March 31st at St. David's Episcopal Church in Southfield.
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.
TISHLER EARL J. a long time resident of Dearborn Heights, passed away March 16, 2012 after a brave five year battle with Alzheimer's, at the age of 92. Husband of the late Gladys (Groh); father of Susanne (Gene) Liskiewicz and the late James; grandfather of Karen and James Liskiewicz. Earl retired after 41 years with Ford Motor Company as supervisor in the Metrology Lab at the Scientific Research Center. He was a long time member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church and the TRI-V Club. He enjoyed softball, golf and family travels, especially to Civil War sites and Palm Springs. Friends may visit at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 600 E. Main St., Brighton, Sunday 4-7 p.m. Graveside Services and Military Honors from Glen Eden Lutheran Memorial Park, Livonia, Monday 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials encouraged to Arbor Hospice. For further information please phone Lynch & Sons at 810-229-2905 or visit www.LynchFuneralDirectors.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.
TURBIAK DOLORES Age 80. March 15, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Leo. Beloved mother of Jim (Mary Jane), Doreen (Bruce) Mooradian, and Beverly (Bob Grondziak) Wiggins. Loving grandmother of Eric, Amy, Bradley, Robert (Jessica), Craig, Justin, and Marisa. Great-grandmother of Avery. Visitation Sunday 2-8 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary. Funeral service Monday 11:30 a.m. at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 Inkster Rd. (between Ford Rd. and Cherry Hill). www.santeiufuneralhome.com
Turecki-Kaiser Jennifer Suddenly March 10, 2012. Age 44 of Plymouth. Beloved wife of Chuck Kaiser. Loving daughter of Ron and Marylin Turecki. Dear mother of Matt Spindler and Lucy Kaiser. Dear sister of Bill (Cari) Turecki, Deb (Jim) Graettinger, Gwen Turecki and Jeff Turecki. Cherished aunt of Alex, Emily, Rachel and Evan. Funeral Service Thursday 1 p.m. at Vermeulen Funeral Home, 46401 West Ann Arbor Rd., (between Sheldon and Beck) Plymouth. Visitation Wednesday 3-8 p.m. Memorials may be made to Compassion International or St. Jude Children's Hospital. To share a memory, please visit vermeulenfuneralhome.com
Turner Thomas W. JR., 75, died at home, March 12, 2012 after a long illness. Beloved husband of Margaret, dear father of Debra (Doug) Nikoriuk, Dawn (John) Piascik, Carrie (Donald) Wieck and Christina (David) Guffy. Nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Delphine O'Brien and the late Elizabeth Self. Visitation Thursday 1-6 p.m. at the A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 32000 Schoenherr (at Masonic), Warren with a Memorial Service at 6 p.m. Memorials to American Heart Association and Hospice of Henry Ford appreciated by family. ahpeters.com
TYSON HILDEGARD E. Age 80, March 17, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Frederick Tyson. Dearest mother of Linda, Sharon, and Neil. Loving grandmother of seven. Memorial visitation Thursday 5-8 p.m. at McCabe Funeral Home, 31950 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. Memorial service Friday 11:30 a.m. at Beverly Hills United Methodist Church, 20000 W. 13 Mile Rd., Beverly Hills. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to ALS of Michigan. www.mccabefuneralhome.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.