AGOSTINE VINCENT COSTANTINO 77, Bradenton, died February 21, 2012. Born in Detroit, Michigan he moved to Bradenton in 1972 from Centerline, Michigan. A Veteran of the U.S. Army, he was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church of Bradenton, the El Conquistador Racquet Club, and he was the owner/operator of Kaikie Duplicating Center of Bradenton. Predeceased by parents, Constantino and Catherine Agostino, granddaughter, Venissa Rehfeldt; survived by wife of 53 years, Rosemarie of Bradenton, FL; sons, David (Nhu) of Denver, CO, Joe (Michelle) of Napa, CA; daughter, Denise (Terry) Rehfeldt of Bradenton, FL; brothers, Sam (Marcy) Agostino of Clinton Township, MI, Jim of Centerline, MI; sister, Doris (Frank) Ceccacci of Warren, MI; grandchildren, Kevin (Sara) Hassall, Vincent Rehfeldt, Matteo and Bach Agostine, William and Isabella Agostine. Visitation 2:00-3:00 p.m. Saturday February 25, 2012 with Services to follow at 3:00 p.m. at Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 43rd Street Chapel 604 43rd Street West, Bradenton, FL 34209. Memorial Donations to Bradenton Christian School Foundation 3304 43rd Street West, Bradenton, FL 34209. Online Condolences to www.brownandsonsfuneral.com.
BARNEY VIRGINIA H. Age 90. Wife of the late Louis. Beloved mother of Colleen, Bridget (Merlyn) Sondermark, Maureen (Brad) Otto, Nora (Frank) Tokarski and the late Michael. Mother-in-law of Shirley. Grandmother of seven and great-grandmother of four. Visitation Thursday 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Friday 2:00 - 8:00 p.m. with a Rosary at 6:15 p.m. at Charles Step Funeral Home , 18425 Beech Daly (btw 6-7 Mile). In state Saturday 9:30 a.m. until Mass at 10:00 a.m. at St. Sabina Catholic Church, 25605 Ann Arbor Trail Dearborn Heights. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
BEAM WILLIAM February 21, 2012. Age 85. Beloved husband of Elaine for 62 years. Loving father of Karen (Glenn) Johnson, William Beam, Janet (Evan) Blackhawk, Robert (Janet) Beam and Karl Beam. Dear grandfather of seven and great-grandfather of three. Visitation Friday February 24th from 3-9 p.m. and Saturday February 25th 10-11 a.m. Funeral 11:00 a.m. Saturday February 25th at Harry J. Will Funeral Home 37000 Six Mile, Livonia, MI 48152. For more information go to www.harryjwillfuneralhome.com
BEANE MARY "PAT" age 79 of Livonia. Beloved wife of the late Robert "Bob". Loving mother of Mary "Sue" Sobocinski, Robert Jr. (Virginia) Beane, and Connie (Rick) Fletcher. Dear grandmother of Sarah and Sheila Sobocinski, Rebecca (Greg) Perdue, and Robert III (Cassandra) Beane, and Ricky Fletcher. Dearest great-grandmother of eight. A funeral Service will be held Friday at St. Edith Catholic Church 15089 Newburgh Road Livonia in state 10 a.m. Service 11 a.m. Interment at Parkview Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. Please share your memories at Fredwoodfuneralhome.com
Bolz Stella Josephine (NEE Wdowiak) Age 88, died on Tuesday, February 21, 2012. Preceded in death by her husband Jacob, sons Steven (Cheryl) and William (Jean Pohl). Loving mother to John (Diane), Cynthia (Mark Fischer) and Ronald (Carol). Dear grandmother to Jennifer Welden (Stuart), Angela (Tony Castleberry), Kimberly Bolz-Sweebe (Mason), Kristina McGrath (James), Stacy Panetta (Nicholas), Jacob Fischer US Army SPC, Benjamin Fischer, Jacob Bolz, Erica and Jessica. Stella had 10 great-grandchildren. Stella especially loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and the young children in the neighborhood who would often stop by for a treat and refer to her simply as "Stella" or "Grandma". Shaped by the Great Depression, Stella was a coupon clipper and consummate saver. Stella was an avid sports fan especially for college basketball and college football. All who gave Stella a moment of their time became part of her family and were forever in her thoughts and always welcome into her home. We have learned much from Stella and will miss her. No immediate memorial service is planned. In the spring, Stella will be interred alongside her late husband Jacob Bolz, US Army PFC, at Fort Custer National Cemetery in Augusta, MI. In lieu of flowers and continuing her cost conscience desires, it was Stella's wish that you devote those resources to your family.
BROWN ELAINE P. Age 81; of Southgate; formerly of Wyandotte; February 21, 2012. Dearest mother of Robert (Gail) Brown, Ann (William) Eberts and Colleen (Eric) Pearson. Loving god-mother and aunt of Mary (Ray) Crane. Dear grandmother of Jason and Travis Brown and Abigail, Elizabeth and Leah Eberts. Great-grandmother of Audrey King-Brown. Also survived by many other loving family members and her grand-dog Sadie Pearson. Preceded in death by husband Robert H. Brown. Visitation Friday 3-9 p.m., 7:30 p.m. prayer service at R.J. Nixon Funeral Home 2544 Biddle Wyandotte, 734-284-1600. Funeral Mass Saturday 10 a.m. at St. Pius X Catholic Church 14101 Superior Southgate 48195, in state 9:00 a.m. A private burial will take place. Memorial contributions suggested to the Adrian Dominican Sisters Dominican Life Center. www.nixonfuneralhome.com
CANNON JOHN BERRY Born August 18, 1929 heaven bound February 18, 2012. Viewing Thursday February 23 from 3-8 p.m. Family hour Friday February 24 at 9:30 a.m. Funeral 10 a.m. All services will be held at O.H. Pye III Funeral Home located at 17600 Plymouth Rd., Detroit. For online condolences: pyefuneralhome.com
Carr, V. Christine (NEE McQUADY) February 20, 2012, Age 97. Formerly of Sterling Heights and Boca Raton, FL. Wife of the late Robert E. Carr and Edward W. Carr. Mother of Lowell E. (Shirley), Betty Jarnac, Rick W. (Jan), Karen Lerner and the late Joyce M. Harper. Also survived by 11 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Funeral Service Saturday 1 p.m. at A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Road (between Maple & Big Beaver). Visitation Saturday 9 a.m. until time of service. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
DEZIO DANIEL Age 82, passed away February, 20th 2012. Dearest husband of Janet. Beloved father of the late John, Laura, Annette, (Mike), and Paul. Grand-father of Matthew, Christine, Janet, Leah, and Joe. Memorial Luncheon, Sunday, February, 26th from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ukrainian Cultural Center, 26601 Ryan rd., Warren. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Seasons Hospice Foundation 27355 John R., Madison Hts., MI 48071.
DODT THOMAS J. age 81, February 21, 2012. Beloved husband of the late Peggy. Dear father of Linda (John) Naperkowski, Pam (Dennis) McNeil, Judy (Joe Glowacki) Finazzo, Sandy (Fred) McDonald and Susan (Kevin) Franzem. Loving grandfather of 14 and great-grand-father of 14. Also survived by his sister Barbara Aston and his loving puppy Bruno. Funeral services will be held 9:30 a.m. Friday at Kaul Funeral Home, 28433 Jefferson Avenue, St. Clair Shores. Visitation Thursday 3-9 p.m. Interment Resurrection,. Kaulfuneralhome.com
EICHORN MAUDIE V. February 21, 2012. Age 89. Beloved wife of Frank. Loving mother of Diane (Dennis) Steele, Carolyn (Donald) Sustrich and Annette (Brian) Stehlin. Proud grandmother of Scott, Christopher, Jennifer, Lauren and Alyssa. Dear sister of Hearl Wilkins and the late Cora, Ella, Addie and Myrtle. Donations to Gilda's Club would be appreciated. Visitation at the Sterling Heights Chapel of the Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 13650 East Fifteen Mile Road (at Schoenherr) Friday 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with scripture 7:00 p.m. Funeral Saturday at St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church, 31555 Hoover, Warren. (N. of 13 mile) In State 11:00 a.m. until time of Mass 11:30 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Memories shared at www.bcfh.com.
FLYNN LAWRENCE R. "LARRY" Passed away early Monday morning February 20, 2012 from a long lingering illness. He was the dearest son of Therese Flynn and the late Lawrence C. "Larry" Flynn of Warren, MI. Larry is survived by his dear siblings Steven Flynn (Lynn), Pam Nadermann, Kim Woodke (Michael), Michael Flynn (Sherrie). Other survivors include aunts and uncles; Mrs. Elizabeth Martin (Hugh), James "Jim" Maniere (Dolly), Patrick Maniere (Judith), and Patricia Maniere; and many many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Larry attended Warren High School and also graduated from the Michigan Career Institute as an Advanced Auto Mechanic. Larry loved all cars and motorcycles and thoroughly enjoyed Nascar, all Football and Hockey. Visitation will be held from 2-9 p.m. Friday at the Lyle Elliott Funeral Home at 31730 Mound Rd., between 13 Mile Rd. and Chicago Rd. in Warren. Additional in state Visitation will be available Saturday 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass, 10 a.m. at St. Anne Catholic Church, 32000 Mound Rd. (between Chicago Rd. and 14 mile Rd.) in Warren. In lieu of flowers donations are requested to either Henry Ford Hospital/Hospice or to the family.
GENTRY JOHN R. JR. Age 89. February 21, 2012. Husband of the late Daisy. Dear father of John R. (Sandra) Gentry III, Larry (Lorrie) Gentry and the late Terry D. Gentry. Long time special friend of Lorraine Diesenroth. Loving grandfather of six and great-grandfather of nine. Brother of Helen Medford and the late Cleuts Gentry and the late Gertrude Stewart. Visitation Friday 3-8 p.m. with funeral services 7:00 p.m. at Edward Swanson & Son Funeral Home, 30351 Dequindre Madison Heights, Mi. Memorials to Alzheimer's Association. Share a memory at edwardswansonandsonfuneralhome.com
GOLDFARB ROSLYN Beloved wife of the late Isadore (Izzy) Goldfarb. Cherished mother of Arlene (Dr. Lawrence) Wenokur, Dianne (Henri) Mouradian and Michael Gold (Claire Lichtenstein). Proud grandmother of Alan (Cameron Mason) Wenokur, Shari Wenokur Smith, Robert Wenokur, Daniel (Vivian) Mouradian, Karen (Daniel) Diskin, Marc (Jennifer) Mouradian, Anya Eckert and 16 great-grandchildren. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, friends and caregivers. Dear friend of the late Manny Franklin. Devoted daughter of the late Avrum and the late Chaya Endel Lantor. Loving sister of the late Morris and the late Tillie Lantor, the late Fanny and the late Sam Gersten, the late Ruth and the late Carl Hoffman. Sister-in-law of the late Max Goldfarb and the late Sam and the late Susan Goldfarb.SERVICES FRIDAY 1:30 P.M. FRIDAY AFTERNOON AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020. INTERMENT AT ADAT SHALOM MEMORIAL PARK. www.irakaufman.com
GOODING JESSE February 21, 2012. Beloved husband of Thelma Dear father of Cheryl (Joe) Gumbis, Susan (Doug) Essad and David (Merce). Also survived by six loving grandchildren and nine great- grandchildren. Served proudly in WWII in the 503rd MP's under George S. Patton. Loved his Lord. Served as elder in church and started a new . Lutheran Church in Tennessee. Loved by all that knew him. Resting at the L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, 42600 Ford Rd., (W of Lilley) Friday 1-8 p.m. In state Saturday 10 a.m. at Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church, 14175 Farmington Rd., (N. of 96) until time of service 11 a.m.
GRIFFITH LENA July 1, 1931 - Feburary 20, 2012. Beloved wife of 49 years to the late Roger Griffith, and daughter of the late Edmond and Elvira Simeone. Following Lena's wishes, cremation has taken place -- the ashes will be held in the Chapel at St. Colette Church (17600 Newburgh) in Livonia on Saturday Feburary 25, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. until the time of the Memorial Mass at 11:30 a.m. Lena was loved by all, and in lieu of flowers, she requested donations be made to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen.
HARDY MOLLY Age 47, died February 19, 2012. She is survived by her husband, Randy; her two daughters Emily and Madison; her mother Anne Cahill; brother Chris Cahill and many loving aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her father Jerry D. Cahill. Memorial gathering, Friday, February 24, 2 to 9 p.m. at Lee-Ellena Funeral Home, 46530 Romeo Plank Rd in Macomb. Funeral Mass, Saturday, February 25, 10 a.m. (In state 9:30 a.m.) at St. Isidore Catholic Church. lee-ellenafuneralhome.com.
HART IRENE M. February 20, 2012, age 100. Beloved wife of the late John. Dear mother of Paul (Mary Ann), Patricia (William) Greenbaum, Philip (Sandra) and David (Kathy) Hart. Also leaves eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Visitation Thursday 5pm - 9pm at the Schrader-Howell Funeral Home, 280 South Main Street, Plymouth. Private family funeral service. Share your special thoughts and memories at www.schrader-howell.com
JAMES BILLY P. "BO JAMES" November 21, 1936- February 22, 2012. Loving husband of Madeline for 48 years. Beloved father of Paul (Deborah), Thomas (Jeannine) James and Kristine (Michael) McHugh. Dedo to Matthew, Nicole, Mitchell and David. Brother of Louie James and the late Angelo, Sylvia, Simeon and John. He is also survived by his many cousins, nieces, nephews and loving friends. Visitation Friday 11:30 a.m. until 9 p.m. with Panahida at 7 p.m. at the Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 W. Six Mile, Livonia. In state 10:30 a.m. until his funeral service at 11 a.m. at St. Clement Orthodox Church, 19600 Ford Road, Dearborn. Burial at Parkview Memorial in Livonia. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or for Multiple Myeloma. www.harryjwillfuneralhome.com.
JOHNSON LaVERNE E. Age 86; February 22, 2012. Beloved husband of Marlene. Loving father of Dale (Robin), Rhondi Kreger (Fred), LaMar Tannheimer (Daniel), and Barry (Nancy). Dearest grandfather of Corey, Christa, Daniel Jr., Kyle, Justin, Christopher, Rebecca, Michael, Timothy, Nicole and Samantha; and great-grandfather of Porter and Louisa. Also survived by his loving sister Sandra Nelson and his cousin Toni Fleckinger. Visitation Friday 3-8 p.m. at Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home, Inc., 16300 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe Park. Funeral Saturday; In state 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service 10:00 a.m. at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, 375 Lothrop, Grosse Pointe Farms. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church or to Beaumont Hospice-Grosse Pointe. Light a candle and share a memory at: www.verheyden.org
JONES JACK February 19, 2012, age 77, of Livonia. Beloved husband of Maureen. Dear father of Karen (Don) Taulby and John (Kim) Jones. Loving granda of Alec Jones. Mr. Jones is survived by two brothers and one sister. A memorial gathering will be held at Fred Wood Funeral Home, 36100 Five Mile Road (E. of Levan), Livonia, Sunday, February 26 from 2-4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association. Please share your memories at fredwoodfuneralhome.com.
JURKIEWICZ MARIA A. February 19, 2012. Beloved wife of Sigmund. Dearest mother of Sheryl (Ben) Farnham and the late Edward. Loving grandmother of Nicole, Benjamin, and Blake. Dear sister of Emily Cauchi. Loving aunt to many nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends Friday 1-8 p.m. with Rosary at 7 p.m. at Stanley Turowski Funeral Home, 25509 W. Warren, Dearborn Heights. In state Saturday 9:30 a.m. at St. Linus Church until time of Mass at 10 a.m. Share condolences at www.stanleyturowskifuneralhome.com.
KAIER EVELYN MAY Farmington Hills, passed away February 21, 2012 at the age of 87. Beloved wife of the late Creed Warren and Phil Kaier. Dear mother of Larry (Donna) Thayer, Janice Sue (Stewart) Moyer, Joyce (Eugene) Cancilla, Diana (Edward) Coiner, Bruce Warren and the late James Warren. Grandmother of Jim Thayer, Julie (Chris) Sharer, Megan Moyer, Dave (Shari) Cancilla, Sharon (Frank) Lollo, Lori Cancilla, Nancy (Oli) Small, Scott Coiner, Melissa Demaray, Amy Weronka, Brian Coiner and the late Jerry Thayer and Jill Leann Thayer. Great grandmother of Erica Sharer, Rachel Sharer, Joseph Cancilla, Nicholas Cancilla, Alyssa Lollo, Frankie Lollo, Sabrina Coiner, Sydney Coiner, Amber Mullen, Amanda Mullen, and Diana Rose Weronka. Great-great- grandmother of Ryan Coiner and Michael Coiner. Sister of Mable Burgess, Fred Thayer, Helen Walker and the late Georgia Elwood, Marian Smith, Albert Thayer and Donald Thayer. Evelyn is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, other family members and friends. Visitation Manns-Ferguson Funeral Home 17000 Middlebelt (S. of 6 Mile) Friday, February 24, 2 8 p.m. Service will be Saturday, at the funeral home, 11:30 a.m. Donations to: Odyssey Hospice, 25925 Telegraph Road, Suite 102, Southfield, MI 48033. Share a memory at www.mannsfuneralhome.com.
KELLEY SARA A. "SALLY" Age 89, February 20, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Donald H. Kelly. Dearest mother of Madeline Messer, Jane Ventimiglia, Richard (Melody) Barone, and the late Ralph Barone. Dear grandmother of Dean Edgar, Scott (Deanne) Edgar, Victoria (Tom) Gianino, Tony (Glennda) Ventimiglia, Sam (Tari) Ventimiglia, Gina (Jason) Hope, and Vincent (Maggie) Barone. Great-grandmother of 19 and great-great-grandmother of one. Dear sister of Rose Pando, Catherine Lang, Frank Lucente, Virginia Marasco (Joe McDonnell), Tony (Joy) Lucente. She was preceded in death by siblings Jennie Prestininzi, John Lucente, Pat Lucente, Julie Zigante, Toni Sabatino, Margaret Amiccuci, and Mary Sue Ulfig. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visitation Friday 3-9 p.m. at the Kaul Funeral Home, 35201 Garfield, Clinton Township. Funeral Saturday 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Entombment Cadillac Memorial Gardens East, Clinton Township. In lieu of flowers donations to Alzheimer's/ Parkinson's or St. Jude's Children's Hospital. Please share a memory of Sara at www.kaulfuneralhome.com.
KENNY VERA M. February 20, 2012 Age 94 Wife of the late James. Dear mother of Patrick (Rosanne), Tom (Jill), Donald (Patricia), Sharon Brennan (Terry) and Kevin (Janice). Also 19 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Sister of Connie Thackerberry. Funeral Mass Saturday 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary Church, 730 S. Lafayette, Royal Oak. Visitation at church begins 9:30a.m. Rite of Committal Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Memorial tributes to St. Vincent de Paul Society. A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home (248) 549-0500. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
KONKEL JOANN February 21, 2012, age 69. Beloved wife of Frank for 47 years. Loving mother of Christopher. Sister-in-law of Rose and cousin of Alan. Mrs. Konkel worked for Michigan Bell/Ameritech for 34 years. Visitation Friday February 24, 2-9 p.m. at O'Brien/Sullivan Funeral Home, 41555 Grand River, Novi (248) 348-1800. Visitation continues Saturday 10:30 a.m. until time of funeral at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment at Oakland Hills Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Angela Hospice. Online condolences: www.obriensullivanfuneralhome.com
LAMBERT BARBARA ANN February 16, 2012. Age 69. Beloved wife of Ralph N. Loving mother of Dawn L. (Bill) Richardson and Kathleen T. (Marty) Abraham. Step-mother of Ralph N. Jr., Matthew W. (Sir Sugianti), and Ginger E. Young. Also survived by brother, Guy R. (Sandy) Hurlbutt, and seven grandchildren. Memorial gathering Saturday, 10 a.m. at the L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, 7707 Middlebelt Road (at Ann Arbor Trail), until time of memorial service at 12 noon. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated. Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at griffinfuneralhome.com
LANGRILL MARILYN JEAN age 78, February 15, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Robert; dearest mother of Barbara (Ken) Keary, Robert (Janis), Nancy (Richard) Meeker, Cheryl Fuller, Peggy (Michael) Hefner, Kathy (Micheal) Slater, Raymond (Diane) and Duffy (Kelley); cherished grandmother of 17 grandchildren and ten beautiful great grandchildren; and sister of Grace Ralph, Dolores Clyma, and Elmer Clyma Jr. A memorial gathering will be held in Faulmann & Walsh Golden Rule Funeral Home, 32814 Utica Rd., Fraser, Friday from 11 a.m. until the time of service at 12 noon. www.faulmannwalsh.com
LIBERACKI CATHERINE J. (NEE ZDANOWSKI) February 19, 2012. Age 93 of Lincoln Park. Beloved wife of the late Felix. Loving mother of Carolyn (Matthew) Meleski and Marion Barta. Dearest grandmother of Jennifer Harwood, Jeffrey Barta, Jon Barta, Elena Nicholson, and Marisha Meleski, and great-grandmother of two. Preceded in death by brothers Bruno, Joseph, John, and Walter. Catherine was a long time member of Christ the Good Shepherd Catholic Church and a retiree after 46½ years from the G.M. Turnstedt Division. Visitation Friday February 24, 2012 from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. with a 6:30 p.m. Rosary at the John K. Solosy Funeral Home, 3206 Fort St., Lincoln Park. Funeral service Saturday, February 25, 2012. In state at 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass at 10 a.m. at Christ the Good Shepherd Church, 1540 Riverbank. Interment Our Lady of Hope Cemetery. www.solosyfuneralhome.com
LICHNER MILDRED (CHRISTENE) age 79, February 20, 2012. Longtime resident of Canton. Beloved wife of Frank for 60 years. Dear mother of Jerry, Linda (Tommy) Maxwell, Anna (Kent) Pridmore and Judy (James) Grassmyer. Loving grandmother of Candy, Michael, Kristina, Jared, Brooke, Jamie and Michelle. Loving great-grandmother of eight with one on the way. Survived by siblings Arthur Jr., Olene, Morris, Catherine and Ronald. Visitation Thursday 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 6:00-8:00 p.m. at McCabe Funeral Home-Canton Chapel. Funeral service Friday 11:00 a.m. at McCabe Funeral Home, 851 Canton Center Rd., Canton. Interment at Parkview Memorial Cemetery. www.mccabefuneralhome.com
LIVINGSTON JOHN PAUL Age 49, of Royal Oak, died February 19, 2012. He was born August 17, 1962 in Royal Oak to James and Mary Livingston. John graduated from Shrine High School in 1980 and earned his associates degree from Oakland Community College. He had worked at Master Pneumatics and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Royal Oak. Surviving are his mother, Mary (Staltman) of Royal Oak; siblings, Mary Anne (John Rittner) Livingston of Ottawa Lake and Robert (Denise) Livingston of Dexter; nephews, Andrew (Kathy), Eric, Robert Woodruff III (Friendi), and Daniel; and great-nephew, James Livingston. His father, James, died in 2001. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, February 24, 2012 with visiting one hour prior, at the First Presbyterian Church, 529 Hendrie Blvd., Royal Oak, 48067. Memorials suggested to the church or American Heart Assoc. www.kinsey-garrett.com
McGEE JOSEPH WILLIAM 76, a retired general contractor, of Las Vegas, passed away February 14, 2012. He was born March 15, 1935, in Detroit, Michigan, and had been a resident of Nevada since 1994. Joe is survived by Martha, his wife of 53 years, his two daughters Jennifer and Therese, his son Patrick, his five granddaughters Christina, McKenna, Alexa, Heather, and Kyla Rose, and his grandson Bradley. He served his country as part of the Marine Corps during the Korean War. Joe was a hardworking husband, a proud father and grandfather, and a kind and generous soul to all who knew him. He will forever be our valentine. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, February 24, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. at Palm Mortuary, 1600 S. Jones Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89146.
McKENZIE THOMAS M. Age 78 February 20, 2012 Beloved husband of Margaret "Muriel". Loving father of Michael (Donna), Daniel and the late Brian. Devoted grandfather of Joey, Jaime, Krysti, Danielle and one great- granddaughter. Memorial visitation Friday 3-9 p.m. at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 ½ Mile Road). Memorial Mass Saturday 9:30 a.m. at St. Blasé Catholic Church. Please share memories at www.Temrowski.com
McWILLIAMS JOSEPH CHARLES Age 83, February 20, 2012 of Garden City. Beloved husband of Gloria. Loving father of Joseph (Teri), Thomas and Pam McWilliams. Proud grandfather of Mathew, Evan, Danielle and Kaitlyn. Dear brother of Donna Hamblin, Johanna Petri, Peggy Murray and Dinah (Dave) Jones. Visitation Thursday 2-9 p.m. at Vermeulen Funeral Home, 980 N. Newburgh Rd (btwn Ford & Cherry Hill) Westland. Funeral Service Friday 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment Cadillac Memorial Gardens, West. Memorials to the Michigan Humane Society would be appreciated. To share a memory, please visit vermeulenfuneralhome.com.
MILLER JOHN M. D.O. February 21, 2012. Age 88. Beloved Husband of Katherine. Loving Father of Mary Jane Ohlrich, Aidan (Myra) Miller, Katie Moore, Timothy Miller, Bill Miller and the late Gerald and John Jr. Also survived by 13 grandchildren, six great- grandchildren and his Sister Barbara (Robert) Copland. Visitation at McFarland Foss Funeral Home 5401 Schaefer Rd., Dearborn Thursday 3-8 p.m. with Rosary Service 7 p.m. Funeral Mass Friday 10 a.m. at St. Clement Catholic Church 5275 Kenilworth St., with visitation beginning 9:30 a.m. Burial Our Lady of Hope Cemetery. Member and PGK of KofC Bishop Foley Council #2660, Past Faithful Navigator 4th Degree Msgr. Schulte #0492, Member of Manresa Carovan#217 Alhambra, PGC of Servill Caravan #220 and Usher for St. Clement Church.
MONTROSE MURIEL I. Age 94, February 16, 2012. Wife of the late Vincent. Loving mother of Bruce (Claudia) Montrose and Cynthia (Mike) Yorick.
O'KEEFE CLARA G. age 87, February 21, 2012. Dear sister of Tom and Evelyn O'Keefe. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Visitation Thursday from 2-9 p.m. at the R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Home, 15251 Harper Ave., Detroit. Funeral Mass Friday at 11 a.m. (in state at 10:30 a.m.) at St. Lucy Catholic Church, 23401 Jefferson Ave., St. Clair Shores. Her family suggests donations to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen. Please share memories of Clara at www.rggrharris.com.
OLSON NELLIE M. Age 83, February 21, 2012. Cherished wife of the late Kenneth. Loving mother of the late Kenneth R., Connie (Michael) Bias, Debbie (Bryan) Wood, Cheryl (Terry) Bias, Ron (Diane) and Harold (Carla). Dear grandmother of 14 and great- grandmother of 10. Beloved sister of Norma Jean (Ron) Godre. Visitation Thursday 2-8 p.m. at Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 Six Mile Rd., Livonia. Friday in state 9 a.m. until time of service 10 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 20805 Middlebelt Rd., Farmington Hills. Interment Parkview Memorial Cemetery. www.harryjwillfuneralhome.com
OUILLETTE AUDREY M. Age 81 February 21, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Ervin 'Red'. Dear mother of Sharon (Tom) Molesky, Barry (Susan) Little, Gary (Cherie), Mark (Megan) and Robert (Robin). Grandmother of 12. Great-grandmother of seven. Visitation Friday 3-8 p.m. Funeral service Saturday 10 a.m. at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 Inkster Rd., (between Ford Rd. and Cherry Hill). Family suggests memorials to Vitas Hospice or The Alzheimers Association. www.santeiufuneralhome.com
POTTER EVELYN L. Age 90. February 20, 2012. She was an administrative secretary for AC Delco Division, General Motors and after retirement, a substitute secretary for the Royal Oak Board of Education. Beloved wife of William. Loving mother of Lee Potter and Karen Potter White. Dear grandmother of Bill (Dawn) LaComb, David (Elizabeth) White and Jennifer White. Great-grandmother of Devon, Mitchell, Megan, Potter, Becca and Jessie. Private services to be held. Memorials to the Beaumont Foundation appreciated. Arrangements by Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, Royal Oak, 248-541-7000. Share your memories at www.sullivanfuneraldirectors.com
RICHTER LEONARD ARTHUR Age 79 of Allen Park. Longtime companion of Beryl. Dear brother of Donald and Ralph. Also survived by several nephews and nieces. After serving his country in the United States Air Force, he became a professional drag racer for Ford Motor Company where he worked for 45 years. A memorial gathering will take place Saturday, February 25 from 4-8 p.m. at the Allen Park Chapel-Martenson Family of Funeral Homes, 10915 Allen Rd. Visit www.martenson.com
RIEHL GORDON E. February 20, 2012. Age 82. Beloved husband of Sharon for 26 years. Dear father of John (Patti), Kathleen Zeren, Timothy, James (Melisa) and Jennifer McGeath (Mike). Step-father of Gregory, Douglas and Daniel Piché. Also survived by seven grandchildren and the mother of his five children, Caroline Riehl. Funeral service Saturday 11:00 a.m. at A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward (btwn 13-14 Mile). Family will receive friends Thursday and Friday 3:00-8:00 p.m. Memorial tributes to Kellogg Eye Institute at University of Michigan or the American Cancer Society. View obituary and share memories at www.desmondfuneralhome.com
RUSH BETTY JO Age 84, a long time resident of Grosse Pointe, passed away peacefully on February 21, 2012. She was a graduate of Cass Technical High School (1945) and Harper Hospital School of Nursing (1948). Betty Jo was a prominent Grosse Pointe artist. Loving mother of Bill (Mendi), Jeff (Rici), and Janet Doyle. Proud grandmother of Katie, Colleen, Kristen, and Megan. Former wife of Dr. William Rush. Memorial Service on Friday, 11 a.m. at Christ Church Grosse Pointe, 61 Grosse Pointe Blvd, Grosse Pointe Farms. Arrangements handled by A.H. Peters Funeral Home. ahpeters.com
RUZIC WANDA Age 73 of Dearborn Heights. February 21, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Mike. Loving mother of Bill (Nancy) Vasilofski, Tom (Kim) Vasilofski and Tony Vasilofski. Dear sister of the late Bora. Also survived by three grand- children. Visitation at the Dearborn Chapel of the Voran Funeral Home on Friday 2-9 p.m. with a Pomen service at 7:00 p.m. Funeral service Saturday February 25, 2012 at St. Lazarus Orthodox Church. In state 10:00 a.m. until time of service at 11:00 a.m. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery. Visit our online guestbook at www.voranfuneralhome.com.
SCHWAN PAUL H. JR. Age 70, February 21, 2012. Beloved husband of Carolyn for 49 years. Dear father of Eric (Jesse Holloway) Schwan, Cheryl Hunt and the late Christina Pierce. Loving grandfather of Zachary Hackett, Joshua and Christina Hunt. Brother of Ruth (Ronald) Finch and Barbara (Russell) Glover. Visitation Friday 3-8 p.m. at Edward Swanson & Son Funeral Home, 30351 Dequindre Madison Heights, Mi. In state Saturday 10:00 a.m. until time of funeral 11:00 a.m. at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 30003 Ryan Rd., Warren Mi. Share a memory at edwardswansonandsonfuneralhome.com
SOFIAN CHRISTINE H., February 20, 2012, Age 90. Beloved wife of Peter for 70 years. Dear mother of Suzanne Schmidt (Michael F.) and Elizabeth Sofian-Conlan, M.D. (Steve Conlan, M.D.). Loving grandmother of Leslie Schmidt, Caroline Schmidt, M.D., Nicole Conlan and Casey Conlan. Private services have been held. A.J. Desmond & Sons, (248) 362-2500. Memorial tributes to Christ Child Society - Layette Program, 15751 Joy Rd., Detroit, MI 48228. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
STELMASZEWSKI JENNIE Age 88, died February 22, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Sigmund. Dearest mother of the late Sigmund "Sonny", Sharon (Dennis) Charnesky and Norma (John) Miros. Loving grandmother of Melissa (Anthony) Rakowski, Matthew (Kirsten) Charnesky and Kimberly (Eric) Luebke. Great-grandmother of Emma and Elliott. Dear sister of Henry (Rosemary) Kumon and the late Tillie (the late Alfred) Dubiel. Visitation Friday 2-9 p.m. with a Rosary at 7 p.m., at 35201 Garfield, Clinton Township. In state Saturday 9 a.m. until time of Mass 9:30 a.m. at St. Paul of Tarsus Catholic Church, 41300 Romeo Plank, Clinton Township. Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Detroit. Please share a memory of Jennie at www.kaulfuneralhome.com
TATTAN MICHAEL J. February 21, 2012, Age 60. Founder and President of Omicron Electronics since 1973. Husband of Eva and the late Martha Conat. Dear father of Sarah Tattan. Grandfather of Hope Ngong. Son of Delores Tattan and the late Dr. James Tattan. Brother of Kathy Tattan and Dr. David Tattan. Funeral Service Saturday 11:30 a.m. at A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Road (between Maple & Big Beaver). Family will receive friends Saturday 9 a.m. until time of service. Memorial tributes to National Recreation and Park Association. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
TRZASKOMA LEONARD Age 68 of Warren. Retired Warren Police Officer and community organizer and volunteer. Beloved husband of Linda; dear father of Gregory and Paula Marie (John) Cooper; loving grandfather of Carl; dear brother of General Richard (Sylvia) and Nanette; dear brother-in-law of Rose Marie Malak. Visitation 10 a.m. Saturday, February 25, 2012 until time of Memorial Service, 12 p.m. at Lyle Elliott Funeral Home; 31730 Mound Rd. in Warren. Memorials may be directed to Gift of Life Michigan.org, 3861 Research Park Dr., Ann Arbor, MI. 48080.
WHITE ADDIE LOU Age 81, went home February 17, 2012. Beloved wife of Louis J. White, Jr. (deceased). Mother of Valicia T. Wiggins (Robert, deceased), Louis J. White, III (deceased), Angela W. Brown (Gregory), Jepheth D. White, Sr. (Yvonne), Kevin J. White. Proud grandmother of Jepheth Jr., Julian, Adam, Brad, LaTeena, Adrienne, Kristin, Erin, Danielle, and six great-grandchildren. Visitation at O.H. Pye, III Funeral Home, 17600 Plymouth Rd., Detroit on Friday, February 24, from 3-8 p.m. (family will attend 5-8 p.m.). Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 25 at Historic East Lake Baptist Church, 12400 East Jefferson Ave., Detroit. Family hour at 10 a.m., Services at 11 a.m. Internment in Woodlawn Cemetery. To share memories, please visit www.pyefuneralhome.com.