ANCOG ROMULO SUSTIGUER, M.D. Was born June 12, 1933 in Manila, Philippines and died April 14, 2012. Loving husband of Concepcion Ty Ancog, M.D. Devoted father of Consuelo, Cristeta Weeks (Bert), Ronaldo, Romualdo (Diana), Contina Harris (Michael), and the late Roberto. Grandfather of Katie, Bert, and Kimberly Weeks, Matthew and Monica Fein, Cristina and Romualdo Ancog, Maxwell and Leo Harris. Brother of Plaridel Ancog and Edmundo Ancog. Family will receive friends Tuesday 2-8 p.m. at A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Rd (btwn Maple and Big Beaver). Scripture service 7 p.m. Funeral Mass Wednesday 10 a.m. at St. Regis Catholic Church, 3695 Lincoln Dr, Bloomfield Hills. Visitation at church begins 9:30 a.m. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com.
ARTHUR HAROLD "FRED", JR. D.O.B: 9/20/1936, Age 75, D.O.D: 4/12/2012, Wayne, MI 48184. Beloved husband of Sharon Dowdell Arthur. Survived by Harold ''Fred'' (Lisa) Arthur III; son, John G. (Sue) Arthur: son Elizabeth (Steve) Meyers; daughter Sally (Jerry) Calkins; sister; and nine grandchildren. Preceded in death by Harold F. Arthur Sr., father, Marion Jones Arthur, mother. Fred retired from the Wayne Fire Department. Visitation Hours: Uht Funeral Home, Westland; Sunday, April 15, 2012, 1-7 p.m. Funeral service at St. Mary Catholic Church, Wayne, MI, Monday, April 16, 2012, 11 a.m.
BAKER MICHAEL JAMES Age 69, son of George and Marion Baker of Detroit, passed away on Easter Sunday, April 8, in Sacrmento, CA from congestive heart and respiratory conditions complicated by over 20 years of Parkinson's Disease. A native Detroiter, Michael graduated from St. Charles grade school in 1956, St. Joseph High School in 1960, and Ferris State College in 1968. He served in the United States Navy and Reserve for 28 years as Chief Petty Officer and Quartermaster Chief. He is survived by five sisters and three brothers, with many neices and nephews. Michael's grandfather, Patrick C. Baker, was Managing Editor of the Evening News Association, predecessor of the Detroit News in the early 1900's. A private memorial service will be held in San Diego, CA. Donations can be made to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation in New York City.
BAYNES GOEBEL Age 88, of New Hudson, passed away peacefully April 14, 2012. Beloved husband of Helen E. Baynes. Cherished father of Bill (Loretta) Baynes and Linda Wade. Dear brother of Joel Baynes. Adored grandfather of Austin Baynes, Jenny Warren, and Paul (Hannah) Wade and great-grandfather of Michael, Laura, Sam, Joe, Will, Ben, and Grace. Visitation Tuesday 2 8 p.m. with a funeral service Wednesday 10:30 a.m. at Casterline Funeral Home, Inc. 59255 Ten Mile Rd., South Lyon. Contributions appreciated to The Gideons International, P.O. Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214.
BECKER FRANIS X April 14, 2012. Age 70. Beloved husband of Diane of 46 years. Loving father of Sandra (Mark) Hoebeke, Susan (Bruce) Langlands, Linda (David) Brockert. Proud grandpa of Matthew, Michael, Joshua, Jessica, Rebecca and Jacob. Dear brother of Mary Jane (the late Greg) MacDonald, Nancy Becker, Carol (James) Zmich, Emily (Anthony) Plewa, Donna (David) Bremerkamp, Richard Becker, Norman (Linda) Becker and James (the late Denise) Becker. Dear brother-in- law of David and Dolores Gratti and Ralph and Diane Nowak. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation Monday 2-9 p.m. and Tuesday 2-9 p.m. with a scripture service Tuesday evening at the Wasik Funeral Home, 49150 Schoenherr, Shelby Twp. (N. of 22 Mile Rd.). In state Wednesday 9:00 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass 9:30 a.m. at St. Martin DePorres Catholic Church 31555 Hoover Rd. (north of 13 Mile Rd.), Warren. Interment at Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton Twp. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family @ www.wasikfuneralhome.com.
BOND ALICE JEAN (RILEY) Wife of Kenneth Erwin Bond, died April 11, 2012. She is survived by son William Kenneth Now (Craig Allan Bond) grandchildren Cory Bond, Peter Bond, Rebecca Russell, and other beautiful family members. For the past two years Alice traveled a painful but marvelous journey from cancer to life transition. A "Pay Your Respects" Open House will be held 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. April 21st at her home in Southfield. Please consider contributions on behalf of Alice to help her family with her outstanding medical/related expenses. If you wish to write a check please make it payable to William Now, her son/executor, 4509 Dartmouth Dr, Sacramento, CA 95841. Your contribution will be used specifically on behalf of Alice. For questions, call her family on her home phone.
CAMPANELLA JOSEPHINE (NEE GROPPUSO) April 11, 2012. Age 89. Beloved wife of the late Santo. Loving mother of Stella Parlow, Grace Campanella, and Theresa (Robert) Plotzke. Proud and loving Gram of Jeffrey (Pam) Parlow, Sandra (Darcy) Tiedeman, Matthew Parlow, Zachary Plotzke, and Natalie Plotzke, and Magna-Nonna of Josephine Parlow, and Lucas and Garrett Tiedeman. Dear sister of Grace Daniels. Mrs. Campanella enjoyed cooking, but found her greatest joy in loving her family unconditionally. Visitation Tuesday 5-9pm and Wednesday 2-9pm with a 8pm Rosary at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). In state Thursday 9:30am until time of 10am Mass at Assumption Grotto Catholic Church, 13770 Gratiot Avenue, Detroit. Interment, Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Detroit. Memorial contributions to the Alzheimers Association are appreciated. Please share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guestbook" at WujekCalcaterra.com
CANINI IDA age 93, lost her battle with cancer on April 12, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Enrico. Loving mother of Graziano. Visitation Monday 2-8 p.m. at McCabe Funeral Home, 31950 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. Rosary 7:00 p.m. In state Tuesday 11:30 a.m. until time of Mass 12:00 noon at Our lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, 23815 Power Rd., Farmington Hills. Entombment Holy Sepulchre Masouleum. www.mccabefuneralhome.com
CRISCENTI SAM April 14, 2012. Age 90. Beloved husband of Fina for 57 years. Loving father of Angie, Peter (Maribeth) and Carlo (Shelley). Proud grandfather of Samantha, Jessica, Carissa and Rebecca. Dear brother of Mario (Dottie), Frank (Patricia), John (Nancy), Ann (Jim) Malkowski and the late Jim (Kathy) and sister-in-law Pat Crescenti. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Sam enjoyed spending time with family playing cards, Fina's cooking and monthly bus trips to the casino. Visitation at the Sterling Heights Chapel of the Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 13650 East Fifteen Mile Road (at Schoenherr) Tuesday 2-9 p.m. with rosary at 6:30 p.m. In state Wednesday 11:00 a.m. until Mass at 11:30 a.m. at St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church, 31555 Hoover, Warren. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Donations to Alzheimers Association would be appreciated. Memories shared at www.bcfh.com.
FISHER JOHN F. Of North Lake, MI. Formerly of Dearborn Heights. Age 82, died April 14, 2012. Funeral: Wednesday, April 18, 2012, 11:00 a.m. St. Mary Catholic Church, Chelsea. Burial: St. Hedwig Cemetery, Dearborn Heights. Visitation: Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, Chelsea on Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., Rosary at 7:30 p.m. www.mitchellfuneral.com
GATES JACK JUNIOR Age 80. April 15, 2012. Former husband of Ruth. Father of Jack Jr. and Connie. Jack retired from Ford Livonia Transmission, and was a life member of Northville VFW Post 4012. Burial with VFW and Military Honors on Wednesday 11 a.m. at Rural Hill Cemetery, (7 Mile Rd., W. of Sheldon) Northville 48167. Arrangements by Thayer-Rock Funeral Home, Farmington. www.thayer-rock.com
GORSKI LUCILLE Age 85, of Sterling Heights, passed away April 13, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Jack. Loving mother of John (Michelle), Ronald, Laura (Keith) Hepfinger, and Darren. Proud grandmother of Tim, Nicole Hepfinger, and Joshua Hepfinger. Dearest sister of Beverly Welch, Loyal Osterhoudt and the late Jim Osterhoudt. Visitation today 3:30-9 p.m. at Kaul Funeral Home, 28433 Jefferson, St. Clair Shores. The Funeral Service will be Tuesday 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Please share a memory at www.kaulfuneralhome.com.
JERGOVICH LILLIANA (LILLIAN) L. Age 84, April 14, 2012. Loving wife of the late Johnnie. Dearest mother of Marlene (Jim) Wojtowicz, Cheryl (Ken) Sokoloski, John (Janet), Nancy (Frank) Mastroianni, Ronnie (Judy), Steven (Troy) and Jodi (Bill) Guinon. Loving grandmother of 19 grandchildren and 15 great- grandchildren. Dear sister of Virginia Malerba, Joyce Del Rosso and Pauline Rovanno. Family will receive friends Tuesday 1-8 p.m. at Stanley Turowski Funeral Home 25509 W. Warren, Dearborn Hts. In state Wednesday 10:30 a.m., St. Constance Church. Share condolences at www.stanleyturowskifuneralhome.com
KILAR PAUL F. Age 82, of Bloomfield Hills; passed away peacefully at home on April 1, 2012. Survived by his wife of 58 years, Maxine; dearest father of Michele and the late Kimberly; brother of Dorothy and the late John, Robert and Michael; along with numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Mr. Kilar was preceded by his parents John and Sophie. A Marine Corps Veteran, he worked for Sears Roebuck Co. and owned K-Falls Restaurant in West Bloomfield for 17 years. The memorial visitation will be on Friday, April 20, 2012, between 4 until 4:30 p.m. at the Pixley Funeral Home Godhardt-Tomlinson Chapel, 2904 Orchard Lake Road, Keego Harbor. The Memorial Service will be on Friday, April 20, 2012, at 4:30 p.m. at the funeral home with Military honors following. Memorial donations to the American Cancer Society; envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Please visit www.godhardttomlinsonchapel.com and share a tribute of Paul.
KRUSINSKI RONALD A. Age 76. April 13, 2012. Husband of the late Arlene. Father of Kimberly and the late Ronald. Grandfather of Justin and Kandace. Great-grandfather of four. Brother of Conrad (Paula) and Geraldine. Visitation Tuesday 1-9 p.m. at Jurkiewicz and Wilk Funeral Home, 2396 Caniff, Hamtramck, with prayers at 5:30 p.m. In state Wednesday 9:30 a.m., until time of Funeral Mass Wednesday 10 a.m., St. Florian Catholic Church, Florian at Lathaem. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
LEMASTERS OKEY C. Age 84, of New Hudson, passed away April 14, 2012. Beloved husband of Jean. Loving father of Okey (Sandra), Karen (John) Meyers, and Douglas (Tracy) . Adored grandfather of Laura, Gordie, Katie, Cole, Taylor, Amanda, and Dougy. Visitation Wednesday 4-8 p.m. at Casterline Funeral Home, 122 W. Dunlap, Northville. In lieu of flowers, contributions would be appreciated to the Disabled American Veterans, PO Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301.
MILLER FRANK ROBERT Age 79, passed away April 13, 2012. Son of Louis and Christine. Preceded in death by loving wife Nancy, to whom he was married for 34 years, and had three children. Survived by sons Mark (Laura), Greg (Leis), and Michael (Elizabeth); grandchildren Margot, Beau, Meryll, Ava, Tommy, and Nicklas; wife Carol. Frank was dear brother to Christine, Louie, Joe, Marion and John. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Frank retired from the Detroit Free Press. Memorial services are pending.
MOILANEN THOMAS A. Age 67, formerly of L'Anse, MI passed away April 13, 2012 at home in Lake Charles, LA, surrounded by his family, after a five-year battle with renal cell carcinoma. Tom was born September 3, 1944, to Ed and Elsie (Karkanen) Moilanen of L'Anse at St. Joseph's Hospital in Hancock. Tom graduated from L'Anse High School in 1962, where he played football, basketball, sang in the chorus and played a mean trombone in the band. He was a member of several extra-curricular musical organizations such as a 15-piece "big band" and a boys' vocal double quartet that won 1st place in UP competition. He was a long-time member of the "Golden Eagles" Drum & Bugle Corps, when that group won two Michigan State championships and played during half-time of a Green Bay Packers game at Lambeau Field. He attended Northern Michigan University, Eastern Michigan University and was graduated from Wayne State University. Tom retired as president of Four Seasons Equipment Company of Louisiana after a long and successful career in the heavy equipment industry. He had a life-long fascination with airplanes and boats, owning a Lake amphibian plane which he delighted in landing on the L'Anse bay. He and Sharon lived for several years on a houseboat on the Contraband Bayou, which many exclaimed he should name the "Jesus H. Christ", because those were the words uttered by all who saw its 94' length for the first time. He was a member and past commander of Lake Charles Power Squadron. Tom was an honest and direct straight-shooter, qualities he inherited from his late father, who built homes for people on a handshake. Generous, compassionate and giving were hallmarks of his character, as well as his love of a good joke. His "crocodile smile" will be remembered by all that knew him. Of all the positions Tom held in his career, his love and devotion to his grandchildren was the job he loved most. He is survived by his wife, Sharon (Maxon) Moilanen of Lake Charles, and his sons Todd (Jennifer) of Beverly Hills, MI and Karl (Patty) of Plymouth MI, and six grandchildren. He is also survived by his step-children, Jack (Mindy) Maxon of Harrisburg, OR, Amye Griffin of Mt. Clemens, MI, Kathy (Kit) Miller of Lakeland, FL, Sharon's six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Maija (Jay) Rothenberg of Chicago, brother Rik Moilanen of L'Anse, one niece, Rowan Balagot of Austin TX and two nephews, Jordan Balagot of Los Angeles, and Dan Nestel, Salt Lake City. Celebrations of Tom's life will be held both in Lake Charles and L'Anse, MI. Tom will be sent back to his home state of Michigan for burial in L'Anse Evergreen Cemetery. Local visitation will be on today, Monday April 16, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. with funeral services at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday April 17, 2012 at Johnson Funeral Home. Words of comfort to the family may be left at www.johnsonfuneralhome.net.
MORRISON DAVID ALLEN "TURK" 61, formerly of Westland, died April 13, 2012. Beloved husband of Carolyn A. Morrison. Loving father of Mary (Brian) Heick Fowlerville, Brian (Mary Beth) Morrison Fenton. Beloved Papa and G Pa to Brandon "Bubba". Ashley, Tyler, Adam "Pud", and one on the way; three brothers, Robert Morrison, Jr Brighton, Jerry Morrison, Whitmore Lake, William Morrison Texas; sister, Mary Kinnear; mother-in-law, Mary Faye; many nieces and nephews. Born January 14, 1951 in Detroit, son to Robert and Margaret (Haugh) Morrison. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and retired from Ford Motor Company in 2006 after 37 years. Services 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at Sharp Funeral Homes, 1000 W. Silver Lake Rd., Fenton. Visitation 2-9 p.m. Monday and 12-1 p.m. Tuesday. Contributions to Wounded Warrior Project. www.sharpfuneralhomes.com
O'CONNOR MARIE O. (NEE SCHLACHTER) April 15, 2012. Age 95, of Royal Oak, formerly of Detroit. Arrangements are pending at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 248-549-0500. View obituary, share memories and see confirmed funeral arrangements at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com.