MacEACHERN BLAKE Age 26, died suddenly, January 31, 2014. Beloved son of Peggy and Duncan MacEachern. Dear brother of Chase and Meagan. Dear grandson of Duncan MacEachern and the late Betty and the late Gene and Mary Lou Preston. Also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. Visitation at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Rd. (between 14-15 Mile Rds.), Monday 3-8 p.m. Funeral Mass at St. Paul on the Lake, 157 Lakeshore, Grosse Pointe Farms, Tuesday 12 noon. Friends may visit beginning at 11:30 a.m. Memorials appreciated to the Oliver Smith Foundation, P.O. Box 25032, Franklin, Michigan 48025. Obituary and condolences at lynchfuneraldirectors.com.
MACKEY MARGARET (NEE McGOWAN) Age 80 of Warren. Wife of the late Ernest. Mother of Michael (Cynthia), Susan (Brian) Pantelis, Paul and James. Three grandchildren. Sister of Sally Kubani, Andrew McGowan, and James McGowan. Family will greet visitors Monday 4-8 p.m. at Lyle Elliott Funeral Home, 31730 Mound Rd. (at 13½ Mile Rd.), Warren and Tuesday 9:30 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass 10:00 a.m. at St. Anne Catholic Church, 32000 Mound Rd., Warren. Burial at Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton Twp.
MADAFFER MEGAN K. 29, died January 24, 2014. Most beloved daughter of Janet (Trail) Madaffer-Goldy, and Stephen J. Madaffer. Megan is also survived by her step-father Kent J. Goldy; grandparents Thomas Trail and Ilene Trail; uncles Kirk Trail, Eric (Cindy) Trail, and Anthony (Grace) Madaffer, and Glenn Trail; aunt Maureen Madaffer; also cousins, family, and innumerable friends; and her beloved dog Puck. Family will receive friends Monday, February 3 at 2:00 p.m. until the time of the 6:00 p.m. Funeral Service, at the Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, 23720 Farmington Rd. (between 9-10 Mile Rds., just N. of Grand River), downtown Farmington (248- 474-5200). While we will appreciate flowers, our preference is for people to donate in Megan's name to any cause she believed in. Megan was always such a loving and giving individual, we feel this would make her very happy. Examples would include: Humane Society, Animal Rescue Groups, Battered Women and Children Shelters, Food Banks, Homeless Shelters, Literacy Foundations, or Foundation for The Arts. heeney-sundquist.com
MARCHESI FRANK, age 82, of Madison Heights, Michigan, passed away January 31, 2014. He was born February 11, 1931 in Vestone, Italy. Beloved husband of Edda. Dear father of Annette Marchesi, Linda (Walter) Gattes, John (Cathy) Marchesi and Frank Marchesi Jr. Grandfather of Nicholas, Hannah, Thomas, Anthony, Nathan and Josephine. Also survived by four brothers, two sisters, their spouses and families. Visitation will be held Tuesday, February 4, 2014 from 2-9 p.m. with a Rosary service at 7:00 p.m. at Hopcroft Funeral Home, 31145 John R., Madison Heights. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, February 5, 2014, at St. Vincent Ferrer Catholic Church in Madison Heights. He will lie in state at 9:30 a.m., with Mass following at 10:00 a.m. hopcroftfuneraldirectors.com
MAY, JASON A. Passed away in Naples, Florida on January 25, 2014. He was born on January 23, 1971 in Lorain, Ohio the son of Andy and Clare (Yanick) May. Jason was raised in Canton, MI and in his youth, played on a travel hockey team and was an avid fan of the Detroit Red Wings. He attended Schoolcraft College, and moved to Naples in 2003. Jason founded, owned and operated All American Painting of Naples, Inc. and was an active member of the Living Word Family Church of Naples. Jason's favorite pastime was riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle and shopping with his mom. He was generous with his love and affections for his family and friends. He is survived by his parents, Andy and Clare of Naples, FL; his beloved sisters, Jackie Parker of Milford, MI and Stephanie May of Naples FL; an uncle, George Yanick of Lorain, OH, and many nieces and nephews. Jason was preceded in death by his sister, Kimberly Allison May in 1994, and by his grandparents, Steve and Mary Yanick. Funeral services will be held on February 5, 2014 at 2 p.m. at the Chapel of Glen Eden Cemetery, Livonia, where interment will follow. Arrangements by Keehn Funeral Home, Brighton, MI (810-229-9871). Please visit Jason's Book of Memories at www.keehnfuneralhome.com.
McBREARTY WILLIAM RUSSELL, JR. Age 53 of Grosse Pointe Park. William passed away suddenly on Wednesday, January 22, 2014. He was born on October 4, 1960 in Grosse Pointe, Michigan. He graduated from Grosse Pointe South High School, the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and Wayne State University Law School. William practiced criminal defense law in Detroit, MI. Beloved son of Barbara (the late William R.). Dear brother of Michael and Molly Susalla. Proud uncle of Harry and Stuart Susalla. Survived by loving aunts, uncles and cousins. Services will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen.
McMENAMIN ROBERT W. February 1, 2014, age 85. Devoted husband of Shirley. Loving father of R. Dennis (Debbie), Douglas, David (Terry), Gary (Dina), Greg, and Lori Chapman (Scott). Dearest grandfather of Shannon (Brandon Dodge), Daniel (Kate), Robert (Kelly), Sarah, Matthew, Aidan, Connor, Abigail, Claire, and the late Michael and Brittany. Great-grandfather of Alexis, Abigail, and Liam. Dear brother of Harry, Daniel (Rae), Mary Jones, and the late Shirley. Dear friend of Bill W. Family will receive friends Monday 3-8 p.m. at A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Road (between Maple & Big Beaver), 248-362-2500, with Scripture Service at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass Tuesday 9:30 a.m. at St. Anastasia Church, 4571 John R, Troy. Visitation at church begins Tuesday at 9 a.m. Memorial tributes to Friends of the Troy Public Library. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com.
MEDELLIN FERNANDO A. January 31, 2014. Brother of the late Lucy, Jesse and Ricarda. Dear uncle of Andy (Rebecca) Orta and numerous nieces, nephews and families. Also survived by many caring friends. Visitation at McFarland Foss Funeral Home, 5401 Schaefer, Dearborn, Sunday 12 noon 4 p.m. with Rosary 3 p.m. Funeral Mass Monday 11 a.m. at St. Clement Catholic Church, 5275 Kenilworth, with visitation at 10:30 a.m. Burial at St. Hedwig Cemetery. Donations requested to the church or CSA www.mcfarlandfoss.com
MICUS HELEN Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at the age of 101. Beloved wife of the late Edward. Dear mother of the late William Robert Ax Sr. Grandmother of Judy (Pete) Kies, Nancy Roye, William (Angela) Ax Jr. Great-grandmother of Austin Kies, Brandon and Samantha Roye. Sister of the late Louis Malchie, Mary Malchie, and Raymond Malchie. Visitation MANNS-FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 17000 Middlebelt (S. of 6 Mile), Friday, January 31, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. with service at 1 p.m. Share a Memory at www.mannsfuneralhome.com.
MISTELE ELISABETH CALDWELL "LIBBY" Of Grosse Pointe, MI and Naples, Florida passed away on January 20, 2014. She was 100 years old. Libby was born in Dayton, Ohio on December 3, 1913 to Elisabeth and Charles Caldwell Moore. Libby lived in the Detroit area most of her life. She graduated from the University of Michigan's School of Literature, Science & Arts in 1936 and worked as an accountant at Ernst & Ernst. On June 10, 1939, Libby married Harold Mistele in Grosse Pointe. Libby and Harold raised three boys, Henry, Charles and William. In addition to raising a family, Libby managed the accounting records for the Mistele Coal Company and was the treasurer for the Federated Women's Clubs of Detroit. She volunteered for many civic and charitable organizations, including the Grosse Pointe Women's Club, the American Association of University Women, the Kappa Delta Sorority Alumni Association, the PTA, and the Detroit Yacht Club. During the 60s, 70s, and 80s, she was a devoted volunteer at Harper Hospital's diabetic clinic. Libby and Harold Mistele were active members at Covenant Baptist Church (then on James Couzens, in Detroit), and later at Bethel Baptist Church in St. Clair Shores, Michigan and First Baptist Church in Naples, Florida. As a member of the Detroit Yacht Club since 1938, she was an avid and accomplished sailor on Lake St. Clair. Libby was one of the first female skippers in what was then regarded as a gentleman's sport. Throughout the 1930s, 40s, 50s, and 60s, she collected more sailing trophies and flags than most other sailors of her generation - much to the chagrin of her male competitors. Opinionated and tenacious, yet refined and generous, she brought an admirable style of dignity and grace to each day. She enjoyed good health throughout nearly all of her 100 years of life. Libby inspired her family and every heart she touched. She survived her husband, Harold; and siblings, Russell Moore and Katherine "Kitty" Moore Bunn. Surviving Libby are her three children, Henry (Sandra) of Grosse Pointe, Michigan, Charles (Diane) of Bluffton, South Carolina, and William (Anna) of Honolulu, Hawaii. She leaves nine grandchildren, Curtis (Laurinda), Bryan (Priscilla), Kevin (Katie), Michelle Long (Norris), Holly Condon (David), Brittany Tarleton (Huntley), Dianna, Benjamin, and Dan. She was the proud great-grandmother of fifteen great-grandchildren. Visitation will be on Monday, February 10, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Tuesday, February 11, from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack (at Vernier) in Grosse Pointe Woods. There will be viewing on Wednesday, February 12, at Bethel Baptist Church, 24600 Little Mack, St. Clair Shores from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., with the Funeral Service starting at the church at 11:00 a.m. ahpeters.com