SCHEMANSKY GREGORY "GREG" Age 65, October 6, 2012. Beloved husband of Christine (nee Dzikowski). Loving father of Terry (Sarah), Christy (Mark) Ricketts, Debra, Jeffrey, and Joseph. Proud grandfather of Ava and Mark. Dear brother of Diane (Patrick) Puszcz, Mary Ann (David) Weier, Sharon (George) Kulikowski, Chrissy (Ethan) Bennish, and the late Donald Lang. Dear brother-in-law of Patricia Lang. Son of the late Chester Schemansky and Christine (Donald) Lang. Son-in-law of Roman and the late Helena Dzikowski. Brother-in-law of Stella (Greg) Nowicki, Richard Dzikowski. Mr. Schemansky worked for AAA of Michigan for 30 years. Visitation at the Wm Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 8459 Hall Road (3 blks E. of Van Dyke), Utica, Tuesday 2-9 p.m. with Prayers p.m. In state Wednesday 9:30 a.m. at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 44633 Utica Road, Utica (btwn. Van Dyke & M-59) until time of Mass 10 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Please share a memory at www.sullivanfuneraldirectors.com .
SEGEL SARA LEE Beloved wife of the late Louis Segel. Cherished mother of Lenny (Lynn Keiden-Segel) Segel and Mark (Carol Graff Segel) Segel. Proud grandmother of Alec, Ari and Blake Segel. Loving sister-in-law of Barton Cohn. Dear sister of the late Al Eichler, the late Lydia Cohn and the late Shirley Fox. Devoted daughter of the late Edward and the late Lucy Eichler. SERVICES 12:30 P.M. SUNDAY AFTERNOON AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020. INTERMENT AT ADAT SHALOM MEMORIAL PARK. www.irakaufman.com
SMITH RUTH A. May 11, 1912-October 4, 2012. Loved and welcomed home by her parents, Frank and Agnes McFarland; husband George E. Smith; daughter Diane VanAkin; son David; and granddaughter Deborah Friday. Greatly missed by her beloved children and extended family, Jane and Tom Heden, Franklin Smith, Elaine and Paul Escamilla, Dennis VanAkin, Gerald and Margaret Smith, George H. Smith, Mark and Cindy Smith, Roland and Vicki Smith, and Marilyn and Dale Sterling. Adoring grandchildren, Andrea and Scott Fletcher, Jon and Aimee Heden, Cindy and Bob Grysko, Brian Escamilla, Michele Winger, Jason and Jenny Smith, Noel and Loribeth Smith, Laura and Adam Coffman, Britteny Smith, Scott Smith, Katie Sterling, and Kevin Sterling. Loving great-grandchildren, Emily Fletcher, Cameron Fletcher, Ashley Heden, Robert Grysko, Paul Grysko, Steven Grysko, RayJ Friday, Michael Friday, Jennifer Friday, Nolan Smith, Evan Smith, Gannon Smith, Chase Smith, Blakely Smith, Caeden Coffman, Aevry Coffman, and great-great-grandson, Jeremy Paul. Ruth will also be missed by many loving nieces and nephews. Memorial gathering Sunday 11 a.m. until time of Memorial Service 12 p.m. at the John K. Solosy Funeral Home, 3206 Fort St., Lincoln Park, (313) 383-1870. Memorial donation to Angela Hospice would be greatly appreciated. www.SolosyFuneralHome.com
SMITH RALPH W., 87, passed away October 4, 2012. He was born in Detroit to Clyde and Florence Smith. On September 1, 1951, he married Helen Smith, who preceded him in death on February 14, 2006. He retired from the Detroit Police Department detective squad in 1973 and from Blue Cross, where he worked as a financial investigator, in 1990. Memorial Contributions in Mr. Smith's name are suggested to the American Heart Association. Envelopes are available from the Keehn Funeral Home, Brighton (810)229-9871.
SPADEMAN CHARLES FREDERICK "FRITZ" III, passed away at Living Joy Memory Care in Flushing, Michigan, on Monday, October 1, 2012. Fritz was born in Detroit, Michigan, on March 20, 1930, the son of Dr. Loren C. Spademan, M.D. and Zeta C. (Reitzel). After graduating from Detroit University Liggett School, Fritz served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean conflict. He then attended the University of Michigan where he earned a degree in English in 1957. While in Ann Arbor he met and married his first wife, Sherrell (Adams). After college, the young family settled in Birmingham, Michigan, at which time Fritz was employed by Hudson's in their store in downtown Detroit. A lifetime in various business, entrepreneurial and service activities followed. Fritz is survived by his sister, Ann Virginia Liverance of Georgia, his son Charles F. Spademan IV and wife Lori Ann (Wurster) of Farmington Hills, Michigan; his son Thomas Burton Spademan and wife Mary (Kraatz) and grandchildren Graeme Charles Spademan, Ruby Sherrell Spademan and Kathryn Zeta Spademan, of Flint, Michigan. Fritz was loved by many and will be greatly missed. Memorial Service Thursday (October 11) 10 a.m. at Christ Church Cranbrook, 470 Church Rd., Bloomfield Hills. Visitation at church begins at 9 a.m. Memorial tributes to the Ted Lindsay Foundation, 1819 E. Big Beaver Rd., Suite 200, Troy, MI 48083. A.J. Desmond & Sons, (248) 362-2500. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
SPONSELLER DONNA MAXSON Age 72, passed away September 22, 2012 in Spokane, Washington. She was born on September 5, 1940 in Daytona Beach, FL and moved to Battle Creek, MI as a young girl. Donna attended Salem College in Salem, West Virginia and the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI. She worked and volunteered for many years, retiring to Spokane, WA in 2000 to be close to her children and grandchildren, and to continue her volunteer work. Donna is survived by two sons, Steven (Beth) Sponseller and Allan (Nancy) Sponseller; six grandchildren, Sheila Robinson, Allyson (Dwight) Bond, Lisa, Kevin, Mia, and Zoe Sponseller; and one great-grandchild, Jaxson Robinson. A Memorial Service will be held at 10 a.m. on November 3, 2012 at Universalist Unitarian Church, 25301 Halsted Rd., Farmington Hills, MI. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Transitions, at www.help4women.org.
STANIEVICH FR. WALTER J. 92, October 5, 2012. Survived by Sister-in-law Aldona (the late John) Stanievich, loving nephews, Dr. John (Maria) Stanievich, George (Karen) Stanievich, niece Christine and beloved great-nephews John, Robert and Joseph. Cherished great-niece Rebecca (Jason) Viola also survive. Preceded in death by nephew Robert Stanievich. Father Stanievich was born on February 3, 1920, in Hamtramck, Michigan and became an ordained priest for the Archdiocese of Detroit on October 26, 1946. Fr. Stanievich's many assignments included serving as associate pastor at St. Clement Parish, Warren; St. Patrick Parish, Wyandotte; Holy Innocents Parish, Roseville; and St. Vincent Parish, Detroit. In addition, Fr. Stanievich served as administrator at St. Anthony (Lithuanian) Parish, Detroit; St. Peter Lithuanian Parish, Detroit; St. Paschal Baylon Parish, Taylor; St. Sylvester Parish, Warren; St. Perpetua Parish, Waterford; St. Henry Parish, Lincoln Park; St. Francis Xavier Parish, Ecorse; and as pastor at St. Anthony (Lithuanian) Parish, Detroit and St. Mark Parish, Warren. Visitation will take place at E. J. Mandziuk & Son Funeral Directors (586-757-3563), 22642 Ryan Road (one blk. S. of 9 Mile), Warren on Sunday, October 7, from 3-9 p.m. and Monday from 1-9 p.m. with a vigil service at 7 p.m. Father Stanievich will lie in repose on Tuesday, October 9, at St. Mark Parish Church, 4401 Bart Avenue, Warren from 10:00 a.m. until the celebration of his funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield, MI. In lieu of flowers donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
SZUDEIKO JEAN M. Age 95, October 4, 2012. Beloved sister of the late Genevieve "Ginger" Gee, and the late George Szudeiko. Loving aunt of Georgia Mueller, Ronald (Sheila) Szudejko, Linda (Jack) Lawing, Jean Fox, Del (Mike) Harris, and the late Sonny Gee. Also survived by many loving family members and friends. Visitation will be held Monday from 2-9 p.m. at D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12½ Mile), until the time of the Vigil Service at 7 p.m. Share memories at www.Temrowski.com.
TALON ANNE Beloved wife of 69 years of Theodore Talon. Cherished mother of Linda (Dr. Robert) Michaels, Dr. Neil (the late Pamela) Talon. Loving grammy of Jennifer (Christopher) Donofrio, Rory Michaels, Melissa (David) Field, Stephanie Talon and Jaclyn Talon. Proud great-grandmother of Colten Rhys Donofrio. Sister of the late Dr. Sander (the late Adrianne) Raizin. Devoted daughter of the late Rose and the late Louis Raizin. GRAVESIDE SERVICES 11:30 AM SUNDAY MORNING AT ADAT SHALOM MEMORIAL PARK. ARRANGEMENTS BY THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL 248-569-0020. www.irakaufman.com.
TITTIGER JOSEPH JACOB Milan, MI died peacefully in his sleep at home Friday, October 5, 2012 after 94 exceptionally strong and healthy years. He was born at home August 25, 1918 to Margaret (Sersch) and Joseph Tittiger on E. Dakota Street in Detroit, Michigan and attended St. Benedict's school in Highland Park. Joe served honorably in the U. S. Army, landing on Normandy Beach Day 6, and was later awarded the esteemed Bronze Star Medal. On September 6, 1952 at Immaculate Conception Church, he married Rosa Lee Morawski who preceded him in death on June 12, 1990. He is survived by one son Michael of Hanapepe, Hawaii; four daughters, Brenda (Curt) Dettling of Milan, Patricia (Ronald) Butts of Maybee, Nancy (David) Demyan of Maybee and Rita (Michael) Bramlett of Gregory; twelve grandchildren; nine great- grandchildren; and two sisters, Florence Schmenk of Florida and Katherine "Gertie" (Boyd) Larrowe of Tecumseh. Joe was a roofer by trade, but a farmer by heart. He loved fishing, porch sitting, and watching corn grow. He also spent many of his later years reading, and is reputed to have completed every last Western paperback shelved at the Milan Library. Most of all, Joe loved his family who, one by one, have purchased or built their own homes adjacent to his to be closer to him on the land he endearingly named The Hard Times Farm. A man of few words but a man of his word, Joe's passage into heaven marks the end of an era. Visitation will be held at Ochalek-Stark Funeral Home in Milan on Sunday, October 7th from 2-7 p.m., and Monday 5-8 p.m. with Rosary at 7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, October 9th at the Immaculate Conception Church in Milan where he will lay in state from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m., with burial following at Marble Park Cemetery. www.ochalekstark.com.