POROCH IRENE Age 94. July 20, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Petro. Loving mother of Ann (the late Myron) Chmara, George (Jenny) Poroch and Olga (Randall) Karp. She is predeceased by two children, Philip and Mary. Proud grandmother of Irene (Dave) Whetstone and the late Dean Poroch. Dear great-grandmother of Claire and Kira Whetstone. Irene enjoyed cake decorating, cooking, baking and playing bingo. Visitation Monday 2-8 p.m. at Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 705 W. 11 Mile Rd. (4 blks. E of Woodward), Royal Oak. Funeral Tuesday at St. Mary the Protectress Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral, Southfield, times pending. Please call funeral home for information 248-541-7000. Memorials to American Cancer Society or donor's choice appreciated. Share your memories at www.sullivanfuneraldirectors.com
Prevost Donald "Don" Richard, Lansing, Michigan. Today, many people's lives will not be quite the same... Donald (Don) Richard Prevost, Born December 13th 1931 and died July 20, 2012. Don is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Barbara; two sons, Kevin and Adam and four grandchildren, Michael, Jesse, Alex and Mitchell. After a very successful career in Insurance (19 years at John Hancock) and Aaa ( 20 years), Don did it right - he retired in 1995 and wasted no time in pursuing his true passions: sailing, fishing, hunting, gardening and having the neatest, well groomed lawn! Anyone who knew Don would have had a few words/phrases that immediately come to mind in describing Don: Integrity, Sincerity, Honor, Responsibility, "Do it right the first time" and Have fun! For those of us who really knew Don (aka Dad) a couple phrases really stand out to you...... "Get up, there's work to be done and" and "you're not gonna catch any fish sitting on the couch!" We will miss you dearly Don (Dad) however you made such a huge impact to so many of our lives that I think it fair to say that you will live through us every day? On a final note, our Dad's (and Mom's) influence is very evident based on how the grandchildren have emulated the key attributes of their grandparents and also a phrase that our Dad lived his life by.... "every day ask yourself 3 questions- Did I learn something new, did I have fun and did I do both of these without harming anyone? Don's last wish was for his garden to be restored. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family to achieve Don's goal of restoring his garden or to Home Hospice or Hospice House of Mid-Michigan, c/o Sparrow Foundation, P.O. Box 30480, Lansing, Michigan 48909-9986. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, July 25, at Glen Eden Memorial Gardens in Livonia, Michigan at 2:00 p.m. The family is being served by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, East Lansing. On line condolences may be made at www.greastlansing.com
PRZYSTUPSKI ROBERT "BOB" age 56 July 13, 2012 Beloved son of the late Ed and Lillian Przystupski. Dear brother of Laura (Craig) Karolinski. Cherished uncle of Nicole (Shawn) Rafferty, and Andrea Karolinski. Dearest great-uncle of Ryelyn, and Kennedy. A Memorial visitation will be held Saturday July 28th from 11am until the time of the Service 2:30pm, at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 ½ Mile) in Warren. Memorial donations appreciated to the National Kidney Foundation, www.nkfm.org Please share memories at www.Temrowski.com
RENNIE DONNA J. Age 74. July 18, 2012. Beloved wife of the late David Rennie and Thomas Halley. Loving mother of Michael, Lisa (Nick) Nicholson and Julie (Martin) Pasquinelli. Step-mother of Dee (Jerry) Bentley, Lonnie (Norma) Halley and Teena (Dave) Halley. Proud grandma of Meleah, David, Sydney, Alexandra, Cassandra, Victor, Rennie and step grandmother of Sarah, Katie (Jess), and Lauren. Great grandma of Noah, Micheal, Halley and step grandma of Autumn. Sister of Jayne (Rick) Smith, Ronald (Lottie) Jozwiak and Rocky Jozwiak. Memorial gathering Monday 3 pm until time of service 4 pm at Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 705 W. 11 Mile Rd, (4 blks. E. of Woodward), Royal Oak. Memorial contributions to Karmanos Cancer Institute appreciated. Share your memories at www.sullivanfuneraldirectors.com.
RIFFEL ROBERT P., 95, of South Lyon, died July 18, 2012. Beloved husband of the late Aileen (d. 1993); devoted father of Joan (the late Robert) Gurke, Robert Riffel and William (Heidi) Riffel; and cherished grand-father of nine, great-grandfather of 12. Memorial service, including military honors, Monday, July 23, 11:00 a.m. in the Holy Sepulchre Cemetery Chapel, 25800 W. 10 Mile Road (at Beech Daly Road), Southfield. Memorial tributes suggested to Wounded Warrior Project, woundedwarriorproject.org. Arrangements entrusted to the Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, downtown Farmington (248-474-5200). heeney-sundquist.com
ROBERTS RODNEY GLENN 66 years, of Lambertville, MI passed away Friday, May 11, 2012 in his home. Rodney was a journeyman sheet metal worker for Ford Motor Co. for over 21 years. He also worked at the Engineering Center, being responsible for 80 buildings, including the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village. The son of Mervin and Rosemary (Fisher) Roberts, he was born July 7, 1945 in Detroit, MI. When he was a child he delivered the Detroit News and worked as a caddy in a very prestigious country club, once caddying for Sam Snead. Rodney was a Henry Ford High School graduate. After high school he worked as an apprentice for the Local Sheet Metal Workers for nine years then worked nine years at the Flat Rock Foundry for Ford. An avid hunter he was part owner of Sam's Hunting Lodge in Onaway, MI. As a child, Rodney spent a lot of time on Mackinac Island where his mother and grandmother worked. His grandmother was an original owner of one of the commercial properties on the Island and she is buried there. He was proud of his mother who became an LPN and RN after raising her family. He was also proud that his father was a police officer in Detroit. Rod was an avid crossword puzzle devotee and reader of science fiction. He was a member of Samaria Lodge, Monroe Masonic Lodge, Hiram Lodge # 110, Flat Rock, MI, Local #80 Sheet Metal Workers, Detroit, MI, Elks International, and Goldwing Chapter 3, a Masonic motorcycle chapter in which he was active in their charity "Pass the Ponytail" providing free wigs to children with hair loss. He attended St. Anthony Catholic Church with his wife and various Baptist churches throughout his life. Rodney is survived by his loving wife, Julia (Nusbaum); step-children, Andrea (Jason) Warner, Matthew (Brook) Vyse, Jared Vyse; mother, Rosemary of Traverse City, MI; brother, Merv (Liz) of Lincolnshire, IL; nephews, Ken of Texas, David of Michigan, Linda (Miller) Roberts of Pickford, MI, Gunter Stalhbohm, who was the founding member of the Hunting Lodge, of Port St. Lucie, FL, Sam (Kathy) Biletia of Sterling Heights, MI, Paul (Judi) Lowe of Deltona, FL, Jack (Bobbie) Narduzzi of Livonia, MI, and cousin, Doug (Elaina) Arter of Belleville, MI, Mother-in-law, Bernadine Nusbaum; brothers and sisters-in-laws, Dr. Linda (David Packer) Nusbaum, Mary (Fr. Gary) Sherman, Martin (Suzanne) Nusbaum, Carol Kanneman (Ajit Raj), Angela Hammersmith, Timothy (Jackie) Nusbaum, Helen (Roberto) Mendez, Joseph (Catherina) Nusbaum, and Lisa Nusbaum. Rodney also leaves behind Hiram Lodge Worthy Master, George (Rose) Belinski and Mary (Barry) Heaton, Carleton, MI. He was preceded in death by his father, Mervin. Cremation has taken place. Family and friends may visit on Sunday, July 29, 2012 from 2 until 4 p.m. in Urbanski's Bedford Funeral Chapel, 8300 Lewis Avenue Temperance, MI where a Memorial Service will be held at 4 PM, officiated by Rev. Fr. Daniel C. Nusbaum, PhD, Professor at Divine Word Seminary, Diocese of Detroit, on loan from Diocese of Albany, NY and the Dentel Family Singers of Lulu Methodist Church, Ida MI. Rodney's ashes will be scattered in the woods at the hunting lodge in the presence of his wife and hunting lodge members only. Online Condolences may be shared at www.bedfordfuneralchapel.com.
ROGERS MICHAEL WILLIAM was born on December 10, 1947 in Detroit. He passed away on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 in St. John Hospital. Mr. Rogers retired from the Detroit News and Free Press in 2009. In his spare time he liked watching old movies and sports on television. He was a fan of the Red Wings and Tigers. Michael loved the outdoors and looked forward to his yearly camping and fishing trips to Canada. He liked playing cards and spending time with friends and family. Mike was a dog lover and had many of them over the years. He leaves behind his loving partner of 17 years Yvonne Ballew and her son Patrick, his daughter Michelle Dion and his late son Michael Aaron Rogers; his siblings: Sally (Victor) Kotwicki; Janice (Jerome) Madinski; Mary (Robert) Presta; Rick (Nancy) Rogers and many nieces and nephews. Michael is predeceased by his father and step-mother; Albert and Mary Rogers, his mother and step-father; Mary and Frank Osebold and his sister and brother-in-law; Susan and Donald Mudd. Memorial greeting period Tuesday from 1-8 p.m. at S.K. Schultz Funeral Home, 21705 Gratiot at 8 1/2 Mile, Eastpointe. Share memories at www.schultzfuneralhome.com
ROMAIN JAMES A. "JIMMY" January 8, 1926 - July 19, 2012. Beloved husband of Elizabeth (Bette) Romain for 63 years. Loving father of Gregory (Jan), Robert, David, Maureen (David) Cwiek. Grandfather to Natalie (Jason) Brewer, Valarie (Glenn) Helka, Michelle, Kellie Romain, Kimberly (George) Verstraete, Michael Romain, Theresa Elizabeth and James Romain Cwiek. Great-grandfather to Lancelot, Noah and Ella. Brother of Georgette Bolos, Helen (Eli) Hallett, Kenneth (Georgette). Brother-in-law to Joyce. Predeceased by George. Uncle to 16 nieces and nephews. Member of K of C Gabrial Richard Council, St. Marons Catholic Church, and Grosse Pointe Woods Lions Club. Memorials be made to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen,1820 Mt. Elliott Avenue , Detroit 48207. Funeral Services at A. H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Ave at Vernier Rd, Grosse Pointe Woods 48236. Funeral Tuesday, in state 10 a.m., service 11 a.m. Family will receive friends and visitors Monday 6-9 p.m. ahpeters.com
ROSSO ANTHONY M. age 74, died July 19, 2012. Beloved husband of Susan. Loving father of Tanya Rosso and Michael ( Kimberly ) Rosso. Adored grandfather of Brandon. Dear brother to Joseph Rosso and Teri (Gino) Pia. Visitation Sunday 4 to 8 p.m. with a rosary at 7 p.m. at the Northrop-Sassaman Funeral Home, 19091 Northville Road (at Seven Mile) Northville. Visitation Monday 9:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church (Main and Orchard) Northville until time of Mass at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen or Forgotten Harvest would be appreciated.
RUIZ ALFONSO Age 90 July 19, 2012. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Lucila. Loving father of Lucy, Silvia (Daniel) Romanchik, Oscar (Laura) and Marta Ruiz. Dear grand-father of Venezia Salicetti, Nicolas and Sarah Ruiz. Also leaves many nieces and nephews. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy following Pearl Harbor and proudly served his country. He dearly loved his family and friends and enjoyed traveling in Europe, Japan and Mexico. Visitation Sunday 3-8 p.m. Rosary 6:30 p.m. Charles Step Funeral Home 18425 Beech Daly (Btw 6-7 Mile) in state Monday 9:30 a.m. until Mass at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Loretto Catholic Church 25700 Six Mile Redford, MI.