BAUMANN FR. SILAS (GERALD), OFM Cap., 87, died in Appleton, Wisconsin, May 2, 2013. His investiture was in 1943, first profession in 1944, perpetual profession in 1947 and ordination in 1951. He served at St. Bonaventure Monastery, Detroit for ten years and also as a spiritual director to the Secular Franciscans. He often said how much he enjoyed living the community life of a Capuchin Friar. Funeral Mass Tuesday at St. Joseph Parish, (Appleton, WI), with burial at St. Lawrence Friary Cemetery (Mt. Calvary, WI). Sign guest book at oconnellfh.com. O'CONNELL FUNERAL HOME, Little Chute, WI 920-788-6237.
BIANCHINI ROY May 2, 2013, age 88 of Harsens Island. Beloved husband of the late Margaret (2001). Loving father of Phillip (Denise), Veronica (Mick) Isaacs, and Rocky (Mary Jo). Proud grandfather of Erica (Christopher) Smith, Zachary, Joseph, Michael, Matthew, Benjamin, and Olivia. Dear brother of Lucy Niespolo and the late Arthur. Survived by his sister-in-law Rose and many admiring nieces and nephews. Roy made the American dream a reality. He proudly served his country in the US Army fighting valiently in the Battle of the Bulge and proudly remaining lifetime friends with the men he met. He founded Empire Tile & Marble Co. in 1959, while working hard he traveled the world befriending many. Roy became a true outdoorsman spending many days hunting, fishing and loving all life had to offer. Roy made everyone he met feel special when visiting him at his Harsens Island paradise, most never wanted to leave. Roy's young spirit will remain in our hearts forever. Visitation Sunday 5-9 p.m. and Monday 4-9 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. Rosary service at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile Rd). Funeral Tuesday in state 11:00 a.m. at St. Peter Catholic Church 95 Market St (Mt Clemens) until time of Mass 11:30 a.m. Donations appreciated in Roy's honor to a charity of your choice. Entombment Resurrection Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" @ WujekCalcaterra.com.
BIEGALSKI JOANNA T. Age 83, May 2, 2013. Loving companion of Edwin Cabala. Dear mother of David (Patricia), Michael, Susan, Anthony (Barbara), Chester (Nancy), Daniel (Racine), Paul (Carolyn) and Christopher (Regina). Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of one. Was a past Chapter and State President of the Dearborn PLAVA Post 75. Visitation Monday 3-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. evening Rosary at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 N. Inkster Rd., Garden City, (between Ford Rd. and Cherry Hill). In state Tuesday 10 a.m. followed by a 10:30 a.m. Mass at St. Dunstan Catholic Church, 1515 Belton, Garden City (2 blocks west of Inkster, 2 blocks south of Ford Rd.). www.santeiufuneralhome.com
BLANCHARD LLOYD DARWIN May 1, 2013. Age 86. Beloved husband of Donna for 52 years. Loving father of David Blanchard (Pat Kubiak). Memorial gathering on Thursday, May 9, 2013 from 3-9p.m. at Harry J. Will Funeral Home 34567 Michigan Ave., Wayne, Michigan 48184. Memorials to Michigan Humane Society. For more information please visit www.harryjwillfuneralhome.com
BLINKE GERALDINE RITA (GERRIE) Passed peacefully on her 92nd Birthday, April 26, 2013. The daughter of Grace and William Stelmach. Geraldine and husband Felix owned Blinke's Market in Detroit for many years. Surviving Gerrie is her son, Lawrence (Susan) Blinke and daughter, KathySue Braun; grandchildren Justin, Stephen, and Julia Braun, and Beth Marie (Steve) Zaccardelli; and great-grandaughter Ava. Predeceased by her husband Felix and son-in-law Gregory. YOU WILL BE LOVED AND REMEMBERED EVERY DAY.k
BURKEL JOYCE ANN, 66, May 1, 2013. Beloved wife of Leo Burkel. Dearest mother of Lt Col Laurel "Buff" Burkel, USAF; James (Sharee) Burkel, Melissa Burkel, Virginia Burkel, and Maria Burkel. Loving grandma of Rowan. Sister of Ron Blumke. Best friend to Theresa Rutkowski. Visitation Sunday, May 5, 3-7p.m at Hosmer Muehlig Funeral Chapel in Dexter. In state Monday 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Village Church in Dexter with Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Burial at St. Joseph Cemetery after mass. Donations can be made to The Friends of Wildlife: http://www.friendsofwildlife.net/archives.html or the St. Francis Mission among the Lakota: http://www.sfmission.org/ - Share memories with us at: www.hosmermuehlig.com
BURRIS WILLIE L. Of Jackson passed away at Countryside Care Center Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at the age of 78. A celebration of his life will be held at the WATSON FUNERAL CHAPEL, Saturday, May 11, at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions for those who wish may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 310 N. Main St., Suite 100 Chelsea, Michigan 48118. J. L. WATSON FUNERAL CHAPEL 2590 SPRING ARBOR ROAD LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1930 www.watson-funeral-chapels.com
CARSON HILDEGARDE May 2, 2013, age 81 of Washington Township. Beloved wife of Laurence and beloved mother of William and Catherine. Hilda was born in Detroit and lived most of her life in Michigan. She was an alumna of Western Michigan University and worked as an Occupational Therapist at the Jewish Home for the Aged. Hilda lived on Okinawa, Japan, in the 1970's and volunteered to work with wounded servicemen at Camp Mercy Hospital. An extremely gifted artist, upon her return to the States, she created beautiful toys, fabric sculptures, and elegant handbags, and won top honors in juried art shows in several states. Hilda is survived by her husband Larry, son Bill and daughter-in-law Liz, daughter Cathy and son-in-law Mark, and grandchildren Sarah, Heidi, Adam, and David. She will always live in the hearts of those who love her. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to Hospice of Michigan.
CLOZZA GEORGIA ANN. Age 82, April 28, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Albert (2004). Dearest mother of Michael A. (Carol), Gregory M. (Patricia) Clozza, Connie M. (James) Lynn; the late Dennis L., Albert J., Donald and Douglas Clozza. Dear grandmother of nine and great-grandmother of 19. Services held privately. Arrangements by The Fisher Funeral Home of Redford Twp (313) 535-3030. www.fisherfuneral.net
COMISSO DAVID age 54, May 3, 2013. Dear father of Courtney Hauser and Jill Jakubus. Beloved son of Ellen Comisso and the late Walter Comisso. Loving brother of Debbie (Al) Farina, Kathie (Marlin) Zielman, Brian (Jackie) Comisso and Laurie (Dean) Amburn. Dear grandfather of Linken Hauser and the late Kylie Hauser. Mr. Comisso was a proud member of the Operating Engineers Local #324. Funeral Service Monday 11 a.m. (In State from 10 a.m.) at the Weise Funeral Home, 7210 Park Ave., Allen Park, MI 48101 (313) 382-1150. Visitation Sunday 2 - 8 p.m. Interment White Chapel Cemetery. Please visit our online obituary/guestbook at www.weisefuneralhome.com
COPELAND DEANNA Age 75, May 2, 2013. Loving wife of Thomas. Dear mother of Keith (Pamela) Oreson, Steve Oreson and Kirk Oreson and stepmother of Thomas Copeland Jr. Dear grand-mother of Beth Ann, Dayna, Katie, Mikeal and step grandmother of Matthew, Nicholas, and Amanda. Dear sister of Roselyn Cornelius, Elizabeth (Phil) Finazzo, and John (Sherry) Motto. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews. Visitation Saturday 10 a.m. until Funeral Service 1 p.m. at the Wasik Funeral Home, Inc. 11470 Thirteen Mile Road (West of Hoover) Warren. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.wasikfuneralhome.com
CRAWFORD JAMES L. age 78, May 3, 2013. Beloved husband of Carole for 27 years. Dearest father of Deborah (Bruce) Rubenstein, Ron (Gina) Frawley, James (Christine) Crawford, Karen (Frank) DelCampo, Mark (Ruth) Crawford, Michael (Cheryl) Frawley and Scott (Jenifer) Crawford. Proud grandfather of 12 and great-grandfather of seven. "James was deeply loved and will be truly missed." Visitation Sunday 3-9 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. (Shelby Twp.) 54880 VanDyke at 25 Mile Rd. In state Monday 11:30 a.m. at St. John Vianney Church 54045 Schoenherr (South of 25 Mile Rd.) unitl Mass, 12:00 p.m.. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" @WujekCalcaterra.com
CRAWFORD BARBARA ANN Age 74. May 3, 2013 of Dearborn. Also known as the Yahtzee Queen. Beloved wife of Russell. Loving mother of Mark, Martin (Angie), Kelly Hamilton, Kim (Rob) Caruso, and Major Kari Crawford. Dearest grandma of Ashley, the late Brittany, Russell, Natalie, and Julie. Preceded in death by one sister and three brothers. Barbara is also survived by two sisters, one brother, and many nieces and nephews. Visitation Sunday 3-9 p.m. at the Allen Park Chapel-Martenson Family of Funeral Homes, 10915 Allen Rd. (corner of Goddard). In state Monday 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 16100 Rotunda, Dearborn, until time of Mass 11 a.m. Interment St. Hedwig Cemetery. Visit Barbara's eternal tribute at www.martenson.com.
CREECH RICHARD C. May 2, 2013. Age 66. Beloved father of Joey Marie Creech, Richard (Cheri) Creech, and Jennifer Creech. Proud grandfather of Richard, Joseph, and Evelyn. Dear brother of Karen (Louis) Paleno, and Gary (Janice) Creech. Visitation Monday 3-9 p.m. Funeral Tuesday 10 a.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Interment Christian Memorial Cultural Center Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at Wujek-Calcaterra.com.
CROSKEY ROBERT N., age 73 of Dearborn, died May 3, 2013. Beloved husband of Phyllis. Loving father of Robert (Jody), Scott (Tina) and Wendy Rose. Loving grandfather of eight. Brother of John (Audrey) and Ronald (Ann). Visitation Monday May 6, 1-8 p.m. at Querfeld Funeral Home, 1200 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn. Parastas service 7:00 p.m. In state Tuesday, May 7, 9:00 a.m. until 10 a.m. Funeral Liturgy at St. Stephen Byzantine Catholic Church, 4141 Lawrence St., Allen Park. Memorials to Henry Ford Hospice appreciated. www.querfeldfuneralhome.com
CYBURT MARGARET Age 89, February 1, 2013. Dear wife of the late Frank V. Beloved mother of David, Carol Ann (Tom) Cavanaugh, Marcy, Christine, and Craig Cyburt. Grandmother of Chelsea, Carcy, Daniel, Callie, and Carter. Sister of Kay, Irene, and Michael, and the late John, Andrew, Anna, Helen, Mary, and Ray. A Memorial Mass will be at St. Sebastian Catholic Church, 20710 Colgate, Dearborn Heights, MI 48125 on Monday, May 13, 2013 at 11 a.m. Arrangements by Querfeld Funeral Home, 1200 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, MI, 313-561-0002. www.querfeldfuneralhome.com
DAVIDSON YETTA Beloved wife of the late Leslie David Davidson. Cherished mother of Nancy (William) Handelman and Robert (Vicki) Davidson. Loving grandmother of Leslie Handelman, Amy (Fiance Adam Eppenstein) Handelman, Elyse Handelman and Michael Davidson, Amy (David) Bersh and Lori (David) Steinfeld. Dear great grandmother of Michaela, Weston and Maya. Twin sister of Ruth (the late Herbert) Targum, the late Marion Litt and the late Arthur Schutzman; Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, her devoted caregivers and loving and supportive friends. SERVICES 12:00 PM SUNDAY AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020. INTERMENT AT CLOVER HILL PARK CEMETERY. www.irakaufman.com.
DeLEEUW ELIZABETH (NEE CIORBA) Age 86, died May 2, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Paul. Loving mother of Paul (Patricia), the late Douglas (the late Katherine), Elizabeth (Glenn) Gibson, and Patricia (Sean) Houtekier. Dearest grandmother of six and great-grandmother of eight. Visitation Monday 3-8 p.m. with a Rosary at 4:30 p.m. at Kaul Funeral Home, 28433 Jefferson, St. Clair Shores. In state Tuesday 9:30 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Isaac Jogues Catholic Church, 21120 Benjamin, St. Clair Shores. Entombment at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Roseville, Michigan. Please share a memory of Elizabeth at www.kaulfuneralhome.com.
DeSANTIS VINCENZO, age 83, of Brownstown, May 3, 2013. Beloved husband of Marion (62 years). Loving father of Gloria (Harry) Cole, Rose Ann (Rick) Fisher and Jeannie Gutek; proud grandfather of Jeannine, Bobby, Steven, Danielle, Harlee, Gregory and Michael; dear great-grandfather of Madelyn, Mack, Vanessa, Vinnie, Gunnar and Amelia. Visitation 1-9 p.m. Monday, May 6, 2013, Martenson Family of Funeral Homes, Trenton Chapel, 3200 West Rd. Rosary Monday 7 p.m. In state Tuesday 9:30 a.m. with Mass 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 3245 Church St., Rockwood. Entombment Our Lady of Hope Cemetery. www.martenson.com
DiFABIO DOMENIC ANGELO age 89 of Howell, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 25, 2013. Born in Wilmerding, Pennsylvania on May 7, 1923, he was the son of Louis and Utilia (DeVita) DiFabio. Formerly of Detroit and a Livingston County resident since 1971, Domenic was a graduate of Northwest High School in Detroit and a proud WWII U.S. Marine Corps veteran. He worked for Ford Motor Company as an engineer for over 33 years and attended Heart of the Shepherd Lutheran Church in Howell. Beloved husband of Georgia Rose (Budd-Jack) DiFabio whom he married in Detroit on August 18, 1951. Loving father of Linda (Bob) O'Shaughnessy of Howell, Dennis (Laura) DiFabio of Hudson, Flordia, Sandra (Jeff) Boyd of Howell and Delia (Deron) Huskey of Albuquerque, New Mexico Proud and loving grandfather of 10 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Also survived by two brothers and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Alzheimer's Association. Please visit the family's online guestbook at www.macdonaldsfuneralhome.com