ALBRIGHT FRANK E. March 27, 2012. Age 81. Beloved husband of Dolores. Dear father of John Albright and Carol Azarovitz (Jeffrey). Grandfather of Alexander, Victoria and Austin. Family will receive friends at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward (btwn. 13-14 Mile), Monday, April 9th, 2-8 p.m. Rosary 7 p.m. Memorial Mass Tuesday, April 10th , 11 a.m. at St. Hugo of the Hills Stone Chapel, 2215 Opdyke Rd., Bloomfield Hills. Prayers at the funeral home 10:15 a.m. followed by procession to church. Memorial tributes to St. Jude Children's Hospital or the Boy Scouts of America. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
ALLAIN RITA M. age 84, April 4, 2012 of Sterling Heights. Dear sister of Florence (Raymond) Slater, Raymond J. (Joyce) Allain, Joseph M. (June) Allain and the late Rene J. Allain. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Monday at Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 8459 Hall Rd. (3 blks. E. of Van Dyke) Utica where friends may visit from 9:30 a.m. until time of Service. Interment St. Lawrence Cemetery. Memorials suggested to The Donors Choice of Charity. www.sullivanfuneraldirectors.com
ALLEN DONALD C. Age 89 of Livonia. Beloved husband of Doris. Loving father of Sharon L. (Kenneth) Snodgrass, Patrick R. (Lynne) Allen, Rebecca M. (David) Blossom, Dr. Sybil A. Allen, Jennifer Jo Allen, Jeffrey J. (Kim) Allen, and Sara K. (John) Grivas. Dear grandfather of 13, great-grandfather of four. Donald leaves behind many other friends and family. A Memorial Visitation will be held Monday April 9th at Fred Wood Funeral Home Rice Chapel, 36100 5 Mile Rd (E. of Levan) Livonia. 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. with the funeral service at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Angela Hospice, or the Humane Society of Huron Valley. Please share your memories at Fredwoodfuneralhome.com.
ALLEN HELENE M. April 1, 2012. Age 99. Wife of the late Earl. Dear mother of Earl (Stephanie), Audrey and the late Carol McKee, Patricia Burch and Judith Allen. Also survived by 15 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Sister of the late Eleanore Hlasney, Edward and Thomas Surma. Family will receive friends at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward (btwn 13-14 Mile), Tuesday 4-8p.m. Rosary 7 p.m. Funeral Mass Wednesday 10:30 a.m. at St. Columban Church, 1775 Melton, Birmingham. Visitation at church begins 10 a.m. Rite of Committal Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Memorial tributes to The Capuchin Monastery. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
ALUZZO SARAH R. 85 of Sterling Heights, died at home April 5, 2012 after a long struggle with heart failure. Born and raised in Detroit, she was the daughter of Sicilian immigrants Joseph and Lena Campagna. After World War II she met Vincent Aluzzo; they married in 1949. A homemaker and music lover, she was devoted to her children, grandchildren and extended family. She is survived by her husband of 63 years and six children: Annette (Dennis) Kingsbury, Denise (Charles) Hessler, Nadine (Roger) Weyersberg, Adrienne Aluzzo, Michelle (Greg) Skurya and Salvatore Aluzzo. Nine grandchildren survive, as does a sister, Josephine Bell. Memorial contributions suggested to Michigan Opera Theater, Beaumont Hospice, or Capuchin Soup Kitchen. Visitation Monday 3-9 p.m. Funeral Tuesday 11 a.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile Rd). Interment Cadillac Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com.
AVEDISIAN HAIG 89. Went to enjoy well deserved peace with the lord On March 29, 2012. Haig wanted to be remembered first and foremost as a life long member of the congregation of the Highland Park Baptist Church. Haig was a 60 year member of the Michigan Bar Association, practicing law out of offices in Detroit and later, Birmingham, MI. In his youth, Haig was an all around athlete, earning him the nick name "Super Man". He was a Golden Gloves boxer. At 5' 6" and 155 lbs he was probably one of the smallest men to ever make the University of Michigan varsity football team. He graduated from the University of Michigan Engineering College in 1944 and immediately afterwards volunteered for service in WWII as a United States Marine. He was WIA during the Okinawa campaign. He graduated from Detroit College of law in 1951. Haig was an active member of the AGBU and was a founding Board member of the Special Projects Committee which has the purpose of raising funds for charities related to the education and welfare of Americans of Armenian descent. Haig was a devout Christian. Known for his penetrating intelligence and wit he was a truly colorful character. He gave generously of himself to those in need. He will be greatly missed by surviving family members and friends; especially sons Erich Avedisian and Douglas Avedisian, daughter-in-law Kristl Avedisian, brother Arman Avedisian, niece, Marilyn Beck, brother-in-law Dr. Richard Kasper and close friend Tom Hardy. Haig had asked that there be no public services held. His remains will be laid to rest alongside those of his wife, Mildred Avedisian in Irvington, Virginia. Donations in Haig's memory may be made to Manoogian Manor, (734) 522-5780, 15775 Middlebelt Road, Livonia, MI 48154.
BARNAK WANDA S. Age 90. Passed away April 3, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Stanley (2009). Loving mother of Mary Ann Reschke and Richard (Terri). Dearest grandmother of David (Lydia), Richard (Audrey), and Scott. Dear great-grandmother of Evan and Clara. Visitation for Wanda will be Monday from 2 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the Sterling Heights Chapel of the E.J. Mandziuk & Son Funeral Directors, 3801 18 Mile (NW corner of Ryan). Scripture Service at 7 p.m. Funeral Service Tuesday, in state 9:30 a.m. with Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, 2291 E. Outer Dr., Detroit. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. View online guestbook at www.mandziukfuneralhome.com.
BECK ELEANOR C., of Chelsea, Michigan, age 97, died Thursday. April 5, 2012. Memorial Service Friday, April 13, 1:00 p.m. at Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, Chelsea. Visitation 12-1 p.m. Obituary at www.mitchellfuneral.com
BENITEZ MARILYN, 73, beloved wife of Dr. Jaime T. Dear mother of Cori Rose and Paul Gerard,loving sister of Shirley Finafrock (Tom),Susan Licardo, Janet Gulick (John), Rosemary Nicollela (Andy) and Bruce Frank (Melissa). She had a large extended family with many aunts,uncles,nieces,nephews and cousins who love her dearly. Marilyn had a life long love of wild life and nature and was a member of the North Farmington Garden Club for many years. She will be dearly missed by her devoted husband, family and friends. Private services will be held in her home town of Gloversville, NY.
BIAFORA MARY M. Age 83 of Troy, passed away April 5, 2012. Beloved wife of 58 years of the late Louis Biafora. Dear mother of Mary Smith, Cathleen Motta, Matthew (Connie) Biafora, Claire (Andrzej) Sleboda, Beth Biafora, Claudia Hall, and Veronica (Greg) Lee. Loving grandmother of 15 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Charles Foley, Veronica (John) Lewis, Carolyn Walker, Michael (Rose) Foley, Bernard (Sharon) Foley, and the late Elizabeth Foley and Suzanne Howard. Mary was born in Indiana and grew up to become a homemaker in California, New York, and Michigan. She enjoyed decorating and shopping; then used those skills to manage a Troy Bath Shop after her children were grown. Summer was her favorite season when she would find pleasure in her yard, setting out several bird feeders and watching her flowers bloom. A Memorial Mass will be held at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 54045 Schoenherr (N. of 24 Mile Rd.), Shelby Twp. on Thursday, April 12, where friends may visit at church from 9:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. time of Mass. Inurnment will immediately follow at Resurrection Cemetery. A Family Gathering to honor Mary's life will follow the inurnment at Best Western Sterling Inn, 34911 Van Dyke at 15 Mile Rd., Sterling Heights. Funeral arrangements by Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, Utica. www.sullivanfuneraldirectors.com.
BIELIS GEORGE JOSEPH III age 73 of Livonia. Beloved husband of Louise. Loving father of George J. IV (Kathy), Cynthia (Mark) McCusker, John (Denise), Susan (Jim) Smolinski. Cherished grandfather of Courtney, George J. V, Colin, Caden, Angeline, Matthew, Samantha, and Allison. Dear brother of Gerald (Judy). Visitation will be held at Fred Wood Funeral Home Rice Chapel 36100 Five Mile Road (E. of Levan) Livonia. Monday April 9, 2012 from 1-9 PM. Funeral Services will be held at St. Edith Catholic Church 15089 Newburgh Rd., Livonia, MI, 48154. Thursday April 5, 2012 in state at 10:00 a.m., Mass 10:30 a.m. Please share memories at fredwoodfuneralhome.com
Biondo Anne (CORRECT Visitation Dates) March 29, 2012. Age 89. Beloved wife of the late Natale. Loving mother of Rita Pazarena (the late James), Thomas (Julie), Dennis (Janice), Anne Marie (Raymond) Gattari, Michael (Julia), Philip (Frances), Barbara (Lou) Sancimino, Paul (Sue), Theresa (Mark) Fecteau, and Natalie (Lew) Gamarra. Proud and loving grandmother of 22, great-grandmother of 21, and great-great-grandmother of three. Dear sister of Rose Lucido and Leonard (Nancy) Napoli, and sister-in-law of Mary Lucido. Predeceased by her loving parents Dominic Daitone, Dominic Napoli, and Rosalie (nee Mazzola). (CORRECT VISITATION DATES) Visitation Monday, April 9, 3-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schonherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). In state Tuesday, April 10, 9:30 a.m. until time of 10 a.m. Mass at St. Thecla Catholic Church, 20740 S. Nunneley (E. of Groesbeck, S. of Metro Parkway). Interment, Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton Township. Memorial contributions to the Alzheimers Associatons. Please share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guestbook" at WujekCalcaterra.com.
BOGER JANE E. January 18, 2012. Age 91. Beloved wife of the late Robert. Dear mother of Karen Fischer (Rich), Ronald (Linda) and Janet Mignano (Jim). Devoted grandmother of seven and great-grandmother of five. Sister of Roberta Brokaw and Linda Cochenour. Memorial Service Saturday (April 14) 11 a.m. at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 5631 N. Adams Rd., Bloomfield Hills. Visitation at church begins Saturday at 10 a.m. Memorial tributes to Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church or Lutheran Social Services of Michigan. A.J. Desmond & Sons, (248) 362-2500. Sign guestbook and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
BOKA ROSE MARY of Walled Lake, White Lake and Highland was born on April 29, 1920 in Lorain, Ohio to Joseph and Mary (nee: Kovach) Angyan. She died March 24, 2012 at the age of 91. Mrs. Boka is the beloved wife of the late James E. Boka (d.2001). Loving mother of: James D. (Joyce) Boka, Beverly Ridling, and Dale E. Boka. Dear grandmother of Harold, Timothy, Deborah, Christopher (Lisa), Kathleen (Jay), and Dale James. Great-grandmother of Cassandra, Korey, Jessica, Austin and Colton. Dear sister of Ethyl Lamkin and Helen Lezak. Also survived my numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home 340 Pontiac Trail Walled Lake (three Blks. S. of Maple Rd.) Saturday, April 14, 2012 at 3 p.m. Friends may visit 2 p.m. until time of service. Memorials to Seasons Hospice appreciated. Condolences at www.LynchFAMILYFuneralDirectors.com
BOMAN ANN MARIE, age 80, a lifelong resident of Berkley, died March 27, 2012. Beloved wife of Keith. Loving mother of Keith (Carol), Jill (David) Fons, Paul (Renee), Lisa (David) Baker and the late Linda Marie. Dear sister of Robert (Jeanetta) Wells, Bert (Doris) Wells and the late Donald Wells. Proud grandmother of 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Memorial visitation Sunday, April 15th from 1-9 p.m. and memorial service Monday, April 16th at 11 a.m. at the Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 705 W. 11 Mile Rd. (4 blks. E of Woodward), Royal Oak. Inurnment at Roseland Park Cemetery in Berkley. Share your memories at www.sullivanfuneraldirectors.com
BORTON JAMES GORDON April 2, 2012, age 79 of Wolverine Lake, formerly of Flint. Beloved husband of Gwen, and former husband of Margaret. Loving father of Richard (Michele) Witter, Tari (Charles) Carter, and Debra Rayba. Proud grandfather of 13 grandchildren and great-grand-children, including Lauren Witter. Dear brother of Joyce Woodard and Kay Young. Memorial gathering Wednesday 10 a.m. until the 12 noon memorial service at NorthRidge Church, 49555 North Territorial (at Ridge) Plymouth, MI 48170. Memorials may be made to NorthRidge Church. Arrangements by Vermeulen Funeral Home, Plymouth. To share a memory, please visit vermeulenfuneralhome.com
BOYD WILLIAM J., JR., age 78 of Madison Heights, MI after a long battle with cancer. William passed away peacefully in his home on Friday March 30th, 2012. Bill was born September 18, 1933 in Dansville, New York to the late William and Glady's Boyd. Sr. Beloved husband of Marilyn Dear father of Kevin (Nancy) Boyd, Kathleen (Norman) Zuhl and Kristin (Rob) Varney. Loving grandfather of Douglas, Renee, Kaitlyn, Rochelle, Koreen, Ryan and Kyle. Brother of Betty (the late Burdette) Sauerbier, Donald (Jane) Boyd, Jean (the late John) McKay, Joyce (the late William) Mothorpe the late Clyde (Dolly) Boyd and the late Butchie Boyd, his nephew the late Douglas Boyd son of Clyde and Dolly Boyd. Bill is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visitation Monday 4-8 p.m. and Tuesday 2-8 p.m. at Edward Swanson & Son Funeral Home, 30351 Dequindre Madison Heights, MI 48071. In state Wednesday 10:00 a.m. until time of funeral 11:00 a.m., First Presbyterian Church of Royal Oak, 529 Hendrie Blvd., Royal Oak, Mi. 48067. Bill was a graduate of Dansville High School in New York, and Cortland State Teachers College in New York. Bill was the president of the Greater North Woodward Optimist Club in 1974. He dedicated his life of 34 years to teaching in Royal Oak with 3 years at Mary Lyons Jr. High and 31 years at Royal Oak Dondero. Bill was a beloved teacher and a dedicated coach for multiple sports while at Dondero, Bill was inducted into the Royal Oak Schools Hall of Fame in 1977, he was also one of the founding fathers of the Michigan High School Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame, and was inducted into the hall in 1993. Bill was also involved in his church First Presbyterian Church of Royal Oak where he was a Deacon, Elder and Trustee. Memorials to: Michigan High School Baseball Coaches (MHSBCA) Re: Hall of Fame Exhibit-Comerica Park Dave Elliott - MHSBCA Treasurer 2157 S. Van Buren, Reese, MI. 48757 *checks payable to MHSBCA or First Presbyterian Church of Royal Oak - Organ Fund, 529 Hendrie Blvd., Royal Oak, MI 48067. Share a memory at edwardswansonandsonfuneralhome.com
BRINKER LARKIN ROSEMARY 92, of Commerce Twp, passed away quietly on March 18, 2012. Celebrating her life are eight of her 12 children, Pat, Barb, Joann, Gene, Jim, Paul, Rose and Patrick, their spouses, 32 grandchildren, 34 great-grand-children and hundreds of extended family. She was pre-deceased by her husband, Edward Brinker and their children, Ed, Doug, Sue and Karen. A funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on April 14, 2012 at St. Williams Church in Walled Lake. Rosemary's last gift was to donate her body to Med Cure for medical research. In lieu of flowers, please donate to a family member or friend in need.
BRYAN ELMER Age 84, April 6, 2012. Beloved husband of Wilhelmina Kovach, and the late Betty Jane for 56 years. Dear father of Sandra Moore (Richard), Michael, Pamela Mayer (Rick), James (Doreen), and the late Elmer. Also survived by four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Memorial Service Monday 7 p.m. at A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Rd. (between Maple and Big Beaver). Family will receive friends Monday 5-9 p.m. Memorial Tributes to Alzheimer's Assoc. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com.
BUDD BARBARA A. March 29th, 2012. Age 72. Beloved wife of the late Walter Budd. Sister, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. Survived by daughter Linda (James) MacDougall. Granddaughter Miranda. Son David (Jackie) Rutherford. Including a blended family of five additional grandchildren, and four great-grand- children. Barbara and Walter will be laid to rest together at The Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, Michigan. The family would like to extend their special heartfelt thanks to the staff of Heartland Hospice. Forever loved and missed by all.
BURKE BERNIECE M., age 98, April 5, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Clarence "Hap". Loving mother of Marilyn (the late Ed) Klauza and Debbie (Rob) Pasini. Dear grandmother of four and great-grandmother of one. A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Isaac Jogues, Wednesday, April 11 at 10:00 a.m. Memorial contributions may be directed to Seasons Hospice or the Alzheimers Association.
BURNS JACOB LEIGH, age 19 of Livonia died April 4, 2012. Jacob is survived by his father Jeff (Teresa Abuja) Burns; his brothers Robert Anthony Burns, Charles James Burns, and Jarred William Burns; his grand-parents Julia (the late James) Burns; his uncle Gerald Leigh "J.R." Green, his aunt Christy (Mike) Anewalt. He is preceded in death by his mother Susan Ellis. He is also survived by his step-mother Angela Rodgers and step-grandparents JoAnn (the late Bud) Rodgers, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family members and close friends. Funeral from Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 340 Pontiac Trail Walled Lake (3 blks. S. of Maple Rd.), Tuesday 11 a.m. Friends may visit Monday 2-9 p.m. Memorials to the Jacob Burns Memorial Fund at Community Alliance Credit Union appreciated. Condolences at www.LynchFAMILYFuneralDirectors.com
BURRY DOROTHY J., age 82, April 5, 2012. Wife of the late Edward. Dear mother of Patricia (Paul) Sullins, Janice (Jack) Dodge, Thomas (Kimberly) Burry, Marcy (Jerry) Jessome and the late Dennis Burry. Loving grandmother of eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Sister of Robert Clotfelter, Mary Marsh, Barbara Byerly and Amos (Loretta) Clotfelter. Visitation Monday 3-8 p.m. at Edward Swanson & Son Funeral Home, 30351 Dequindre, Madison Heights, MI. In state Tuesday 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass 10:00 a.m., St. Vincent Ferrer Church, Madison Heights. Memorials to Leader Dogs for the Blind. Share a memory at edwardswansonandsonfuneralhome.com
CALL RICHARD DOUGLAS "DICK" Age 80, of Morganton, passed away on Monday, April 2, 2012. Born on October 6, 1931 in Franklin, PA, he was the son of the late Robert Douglas Call and Audine Roberta Call. Richard was a graduate of Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, OH, where he met and married his wife. He was a salesman for Colgate-Palmolive until he retired. Dick lived in Livonia, MI until he recently moved to Grace Ridge Retirement Community in Morganton, NC to be closer to his daughter. Dick was an avid jazz enthusiast and sports fan. He will be remembered for his generosity, sense of humor, intellect, and soft heart. He was of the Lutheran Faith and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Dick is survived by his daughter, Roberta Call Kogut and husband, Bob, of Lenoir, NC; a granddaughter, Emelia Louise Kogut; and many other family and friends. In addition to his parents, Dick was preceded in death by his wife, Carol Adele Schirmer Call; a son, Matthew Douglas Call; and a sister, Janet Ruth Kelsey. Services were held on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at Sossoman Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Morganton, NC. Memorial contributions may be made to Burke Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc., 1721 Enon Road, Valdese, NC 28690. Condolences may be made online at www.sossomanfuneralservice.com
CAPPALO ANGELINE April 7, 2012. Age 89. Beloved wife of the late Anthony. Dearest mother of Nancy Celeski. Loving grandmother of Cristy (Bob) Rankin, Nicholas (Vicki) Celeski, and Andrew (Robin) Celeski. Precious Nana of Cecilia, Alaina, Jack, Ella, and Niklas. Funeral Mass 1:00 p.m. Tuesday at St. Martha Catholic Church (in state in church 12:30 p.m.). Visitation 2-9 Monday at the Dearborn Chapel Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 22546 Michigan Avenue. Scripture service 7:30 p.m. Monday. Memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice. www.howepeterson.com
CARRERI CAROLINE SWANSON Of Mason, MI, formerly of Dearborn. Born March 28, 1937 in Highland Park, MI and passed away April 1, 2012 in Lansing. After living and working most of her life in the Dearborn area, she and her husband, Deano moved to the Mid-Michigan area after their retirement from the Dearborn public schools. She and Deano were married 54 ½ years and had three children, Dianne (Gordon) Thomson of Seattle, Washington, Michael (Lori) Carreri of Pleasant Lake, MI and Christopher (Dawn) Carreri of Milford, MI; four grandchildren, Ruben Carreri, Elliot Thomson, Rachel Carreri, and Angela Carreri. Caroline was preceded in death by her parents, M.E. "Hap" and Dorothy Swanson and sisters, Diane Coutoumanos and Sharon Chapski. A memorial service will be held at the First United Methodist Church of Mason, 201 E. Ash St., Mason on Friday, April 13, 2012 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Dwayne Bagley officiating. The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service at the Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the church. The family is being served by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Mason. On-line condolences may be made at www.grbdmason.com.
CHAPP JAMES Lived by his convictions and never half-did anything, whether it was serving the country he loved (two years as an Army corporal), supporting his family (38 years as a MichCon mechanic), pursuing his passions (dozens of meticulously restored classic cars), or enjoying his family, friends, and a couple of "cold ones". (He was fond of saying, "A bird can't fly on one wing.") Jim's gruff voice made him seem tougher than he really was, however, we knew him as an old softiea good man with a big heart. Jim was a devoted husband to Jean (every day for 26 years he told her she was the "love of his life"); father to Jim (Kay), John (deceased), Jeff (deceased) and wife Jamie, Joe (Cindy) and Jerald (deceased); grandfather to Jim III, Sharon, Jason, Joe and Alexis; uncle; and a great friend to many. He left us on April 2, 2012, at the age of 79, and he will be missed dearly.
CHOPP JOAN C., 76 of Lakewood, New Jersey, passed away Friday, March 30, 2012 at Ocean Medical Center. Born in Detroit, Michigan, she also lived in New York, NY before moving to Lakewood in 1973. Joan spent her life as a Real Estate Agent for LVW Real Estate. Joan was predeceased by her brother, Edward Drennan and her sister, Katie Hathaway. She is survived by her daughter Mary Clare Hedrich and her husband, Daniel, her son, James and his wife, Nicole; her brother, Matthew Drennan, her sisters, Peggy Rossiter, Marita Hill and Paddy Drennan and her three grandchildren Joseph, Daniel and Ayden. Silverton Memorial Funeral Home, Toms River, NJ was in charge of arrangements. www.silvertonmemorial.com
CIPRIANO ISIDORE V. April 3, 2012. Age 86. Beloved husband of the late Seraphine (nee Moceri) for 56 cherished years. Loving father of Rose Samantha (Michael) Gielniak, Vince (Ivanna), Pearl Cipriano, and Catherine Cipriano. Proud grandfather of Marcus, Sera, Julia, Vincent, Sophia, and Bohdon. Dear brother of Joe, Sam, Catherine, and Constance. A memorial service will be held on Saturday April 14th, in state 9:30 a.m. at St. John Vianney Catholic Church 54045 Schoenherr (btw. 24 and 25 Mile Rds) until time of Memorial Mass 10 a.m. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com
COMMARFORD WILLIAM "MARTY" Age 69, April 4, 2012. Beloved husband of Jeannette (nee Ruhana). Loving father of Christi (Scott Markham) Commarford, Amy (Brian) Bzdawka, Marguerite (Basil) Lewis, John (Dawn) Choike, and Michael Choike. Proud grandfather of seven beautiful granddaughters. Dear brother of Joan (Lou) Gerigk, Michael (Missy) Commarford, and Mary Commarford. Visitation at the Wm Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 8459 Hall Road (3 blks E. of Van Dyke), Utica Monday 2-9 p.m. with Rosary 7 p.m. In state Tuesday 9:30 a.m. at St. Matthias Catholic Church, 12509 19 Mile Rd. (btwn. Schoenherr & Clinton River Rd.), Sterling Heights until time of Mass 10:00 a.m. Family request donations to American Lung Association. Please share a memory at www.sullivanfuneraldirectors.com
CONLEY JANETTE "JAN" Age 72. Beloved wife of the late John (Jack). Loving step-mother of Gary (Nancy), Karen (Sy) Perkowski and the late Randy (Karen). Dear sister of Bruce (Janet) Leeson. Predeceased by her siblings James, Margaret, and Jean. Also survived by her three step-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be scheduled for a later date. Please visit www.resurrectionfuneralhome.com for more information.
COOLEY BARBARA LYNN age 68, of China Twp., formerly of Detroit, died April 4, 2012. Married Martin Cooley June 15, 1963. Retired from TACOM in Warren and a Red Hat Society member. Loving wife of Martin, beloved mother of Martin Jr. (Dana), Steven and Robert (Dawn Moskwa) Cooley, cherished grandmother of seven, sister of Lawrence (Beverly) and David Lange and Susanne (Jim) Coburn, sister-in-law of Al Gross. Predeceased by sister Judith Gross and brother Thomas Lange. Funeral Mass Tuesday April 10th at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, St. Clair. Visiting hours Sat. April 7th and Monday, April 9th 2-9 p.m. at Young Funeral Home, China Twp. and Tuesday 9-10 at church prior to Mass. www.youngcolonial.com
COOPER BETSEY HALL passed away February 27, 2012 at the age of 83, following a brief illness. Born February 14, 1929 in Rockland, ME, Miss Cooper received her Bachelors degree from Gorham Teachers College and later earned a Masters degree at the University of Maine. She taught elementary school in Maine and New Jersey before moving to Michigan in 1956 where she taught in the Roseville Community Schools for 29 years prior to retiring in 1985. Miss Cooper was a member of the Immanuel United Methodist Church, past state president of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, a long time volunteer for the American Cancer Society, and a cherished friend to many. She was predeceased by her parents Almon and Lenora, and her brothers Almon and Doug. She is survived by her nieces and nephews: David (Christine) Cooper of Westerville, OH; Judy (Arthur) Crouse of Dover, NH; Ida (Jeffrey) Petersen of Falls Church, VA; D. Keniston Cooper, Jr. of Wiscasset, ME; Laura (Michael) Chaney and Olivia Cooper, both of Concord, NH; and Jocelyn (Larry) Stover of Topsham. ME. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. (with visitation at 1:00 p.m.) Sunday, April 15 at Immanuel United Methodist Church, 23715 Gratiot, one block south of Stephens in Eastpointe. Donations to the Roseville Community Schools Scholarship Foundation, 18975 Church Street, Roseville, MI 48066 will be appreciated.
CORCORAN ROBERT E., SR. "CORK" Age 80, passed away on April 6 2012. Beloved father of Robert Jr., Shelley (Pete) Milaszewski, Mary Lyn (Larry) Freeman, Timothy (Julia), Lori (Frank) Bowers, and Carolyn (Kevin) Cooper. Loving grandfather of ten grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother Thomas. Visitation is on Wednesday, April 11th from 2-9 p.m. with a Scripture at 7 p.m. at Resurrection Funeral Home, 40800 Hayes Road, Clinton Township, MI 48038. Funeral Mass Thursday, April 12th, location and times pending, please call 586-412-3000. Visit www.resurrectionfuneralhome.com
CRAWFORD ALICE ANNABELLE of Fenton April 3, 2012. beloved mother of Edward McFarland of Fenton, Veronica (Tim) Locker of OH, William (Kasey) McFarland of Fowlerville, Gerald (Angela) Crawford WI; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brother, Russell (Martha) Dancey also survive. A celebration of life will take place at a later date. Arrangements by Sharp Funeral Homes, Fenton Chapel www.sharpfuneralhomes.com.
CUTHBERTSON JAMES MATTHEW April 5, 2012. Age 54 of Dunedin, Florida formerly of Dearborn, Michigan. Beloved son of Christina (the late John). Dear brother of Janet (Alfred) Rhoades and Judy (Paul) Swiderski. Loving uncle of Christina (Kevin) Sauber and John Rhoades. Great-uncle of James Edward Sauber, Andrew James Rhoades and Lucas Scott Rhoades. Jim's final resting place will be at Cherry Hill Presbyterian Church Memorial Garden. Memorials may be made to Sun Coast Hospice, Palm Harbor, FL or Cherry Hill Presbyterian Church, 24110 Cherry Hill, Dearborn, MI 48124.
CUTTER EDITH E. (LEPPANEN) Age 89, of Brewster, MA, formerly of Detroit, March 29, 2012. Born and raised in Ironwood, MI, Edy was the daughter of the late William Leppanen and Susanna Leppanen. She was the beloved wife of the late Howard D. Cutter of Detroit for 56 years and devoted mother of Nancy Cutter of Eastham, MA, Caroline Cutter of Watertown, MA and Marianne Cutter of Watertown, MA. She is also survived by her son-in-law Ken Silvia of Eastham, MA, her sisters Adeline Kuzas (Thomas) of Duluth, MN, Joann Manning of Smithville, TN, and Susan Wagner of Westland, MI, and her brothers Norbert Leppanen (Luise) of Farmington, MI, David Leppanen (Elizabeth) of Sun City, AZ, and Clifford Leppanen (Wanda) of Destin, FL, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sisters Alice Erb, Helen Hakala, Florence Beber, and Nancy Mokrejs, and her brothers Arne Leppanen, Edwin Leppanen, Wilbert Leppanen, and Carl Leppanen. Edy was a member of St. Christopher's-St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Detroit, for fifty years and served as the church secretary for 37 years. A memorial service will be held at St. Christopher's- St. Paul's on Friday, May 4, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Christopher's - St. Paul's Episcopal Church or to the American Parkinson Disease Association. For online condolences please visit www.NickersonFunerals.com
DAILEY MOLLY GERALDINE (SHARRARD) Passed away February 3 from natural causes in Novi, MI. She was born on April 18, 1924 in Riley Center, MIto Mina and Jesse Sharrard. She was the youngest of four children. In the 1940's Molly attended Michigan State College. She later transferred to Henry Ford Hospital's School of Nursing, where she obtained her nursing degree in 1946. She worked at as a registered nurse on-and-off until 1983. She married Roy Dailey in 1947 in Riley Center, Michigan. Together, they had three children, Barbara, Douglas and Patricia. The couple moved from Detroit to Novi in 1974, where they remained for the rest of their lives. Molly was extremely active in her church, Meadowbrook Congregational Church, in Novi where she served on a number of different committees and boards. She also loved to travel, spend time with her friends and family while cheering on her favorite sports teams, the Detroit Tigers and Michigan State Spartans. She is preceded in death by her son, Doug and her husband Roy. She is survived by her two daughters, Barbara (BJ) Boyle and Patti (Charlie) Hokett, three grandchildren, Jessica (Tim) Stefanson, Kerry and Scott Hokett, and one great-grandchild Molly. A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 14 at 11 a.m. at Meadowbrook Congregational Church. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Meadowbrook Congregational Church (Bridge to the Future Campaign or Molly Hokett Fund), 21355 Meadowbrook Rd., Novi, 48375 or the Alzheimer's Association (http://www.alz.org/).
DESKA HELEN Age 95. April 1, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Theodore. Loving mother of Michael (Jane), Ken (Terry) Deska, and Marilyn (Peter) DeCoursey. Devoted grandmother of Sean (Lamia) Deska, Shannon (Kris) Pacitto, and Lauren (Scott) Nemitz. Great-grandmother of Isabella, Angelia, Marino, Ashlyn, and Eli's coming. Private Services for Helen were already held at an earlier date. The arrangements were entrusted to the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12½ Mile Road). Please share memories at www.Temrowski.com.
DiLAURA LEO J. April 7, 2012, age 85. Husband of Dorothea. Father of Carrol Scherrer (Dave), Kathy Ruba (Ted), Ricky Sychta (Vince), Derek DiLaura (Rose), Richard DiLaura (Jonni), and Karen Miller (the late Albert). Grandfather of numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Also survived by two brothers and two sisters. Funeral Service Wednesday 12 noon at A. J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Rd. (between Maple and Big Beaver). Family will receive friends Wednesday from 10 a.m. until time of service. Interment Roseland Park Cemetery. Memorial Tributes to Salvation Army Church, 3015 N. Main Street, Royal Oak, MI 48073. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com.
DUDLEY MATTHEW ROGER age 23 of Oakland Township and Emmett, April 4, 2012. Loving son of Denise (Nicholas) Motoligin and Roger (fiancé Danielle Tolen) Dudley. Dear brother of Greg and John Dudley. Grandson of Dennis and Diane Wygocki and Dorothy and the late Myatt Dudley. Survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral Mass Wednesday, April 11, 2012, 10:00 a.m. with an instate time of 9:30 a.m. at St. Andrew Catholic Church, 1400 Inglewood, Rochester. The family will receive friends Monday 5-8 p.m. and Tuesday 3-9 p.m. with a scripture service at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday at the Potere-Modetz Funeral Home, 339 Walnut Blvd, Rochester. Interment Guardian Angel Cemetery. Suggested memorials to the family for a future memorial in Matt's name. online guestbook www.modetzfuneralhomes.com
EVANS MARY STELLA Beloved daughter of the late Victor and Stella Evans. Dearest sister of Victor (Leona) Evans, Jr., Florence Neuman and the late Flora Rettig. "Dear sweet lovable aunt" to many nieces and nephews. Visitation 2-9 p.m. Monday at Ford Funeral Home, 26560 Van Dyke with a Scripture service at 6:30 p.m. In state 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Clement Church until 10 a.m. time of Mass. Burial St. Clement Cemetery. Fordfuneralhome.org.
EVANS VERA ELIZABETH "DIXIE", 83, of Fraser, passed away April 3, 2012 at home with her family. Born in Detroit on September 28, 1928. Vera is survived by her husband of 64 years, Raymond; son Raymond (Colleen) Evans Jr. and daughter Rebecca (David) Kassner; grandsons Spencer, Dylan, and Garth. No services at this time. Donations can be made to the March of Dimes. www.williamrhamilton.com
FANELLI ALDO B. April 6, 2012. Age 77. Beloved husband of Joann. Dear father of Denise (Gary), Margo, Dino (Cathy), Linda, Carla (Dan), and Aldo (Stephanie). Also remembered by 17 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Loving brother of Elaine, Mario (Janet), and Rosie (Al) Frishcosy. Brother-in-law of Carmella Sabaugh, and Pauline Peterson. Visitation at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. (Shelby Township), 54880 Van Dyke at 25 Mile Rd., Tuesday 2-9 p.m. Prayers at 7 p.m. In state Wednesday 9:30 a.m. at St. Isadore Catholic Church, 18201 23 Mile and Romeo Plank Rd. until time of Mass at 10 a.m. Burial Resurrection Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com.
FERRANTI DOMENICK April 6, 2012. Husband of the late Rose for 65 years. Loving father of Richard and father-in-law of Shirin. Cherished grandfather of Aryanne and Bryan. Dear brother of Charles (Rose), and Celeste Mondello. Dear uncle of Tom and Louise. Funeral Service Tuesday 10 a.m. at A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Rd. (between Maple and Big Beaver). Family will receive friends Monday 2-8 p.m., with Knights of Columbus Rosary at 7 p.m. Memorial Tributes to American Heart Association or Knights of Columbus Sacred Heart Council #8659. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com.
FISHER WILLIAM C. April 2, 2012. Age 47. Son of Kathryn (the late Russell). Brother of Carolyn Lynett (Peter), Russell III, Peter (Haifaa) and Laureen Fisher. Uncle of Michael, Gordon, Kate and Casandra. Family will receive friends Friday 5:00-8:00 p.m. at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward (btwn 13-14 Mile). Memorial tributes to the Michigan Humane Society. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
GEAKE PHYLLIS RAE (FOX) formerly of Ferndale, Michigan passed away April 1, 2012 in Port Richey, Florida at age 97. She was born October. 27,1914 in LaPorte, Indiana. She was the former spouse of H. Nevill Geake of Pleasant Ridge. She graduated from Detroit Northern High School and Wayne State University where she returned in 1982 to earn an MA in theater. In Ferndale she was active for over 25 years in the Ridgedale Players as performer and director. After moving to Florida she directed and performed in musicals at Summertree in Hudson where she also served on the Homeowners Assoc. Board. She was preceded in death by her parents, Maurice Winslow Fox and Esther (Gherke) Fox of Oak Park and siblings Irma Jones and Charles F. Fox. She leaves two sons, former state senator R. Robert Geake of Northville and Richard K. Geake of Macomb Twp.; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
GERMANN GLADYS I. (SCAVONE) April 2, 2012, age 84. Sister to John, Art, Betty, Mary and Patricia. Wife of the late Albert E. Germann. Mother of Ronald, Dennis, Debra and David. Grandmother of eight; great-grandmother of 10. Family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m., until the time of service at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday April 11, at King of Kings Lutheran Church, 47500 Schoenherr Road, Shelby Twp., MI 48315. Reception luncheon at church following the service. Memorials to Salvation Army, or King of Kings Lutheran Church.
GOODENOUGH RUBEN C., JR., of Detroit, Michigan, departed this life on Wednesday, April 4, 2012. To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble. Final arrangements entrusted to Swanson Funeral Home, 14751 W. McNichols Rd., Detroit, MI 48235, (313) 272-9000. Viewing Friday, April 13, 2012 from 12-9 p.m. Family hour Saturday, April 14, at 10:30 a.m, with funeral service at 11:00 a.m.
GRAHAM ROBERT S. Age 75, of South Lyon, passed away March 18, 2012. He was born on October 18, 1936, in Steubenville, Ohio, son of the late Jeremiah and Eula Graham. Mr. Graham was a trustee of the Yankee Air Museum in Belleville, a trustee of the Western Wayne County Conservation Club and a trustee and dedicated member of the Meadowbrook Congregational Church in Novi. In his spare time, Robert enjoyed hunting and could often be found shooting skeet and occasionally shooting competitively. He is survived by his beloved wife of 54 years, Reola; his two sons: Richard Graham and Robert Graham and his special daughter in-law Carol. He is also survived by three grandchildren Nicholas, Samantha, and Alex. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 21, at 3 p.m. (NOTE: CHANGE OF SERVICE TIME) at Meadowbrook Congregational Church, 21355 Meadowbrook Road in Novi. Online Guestbook www.phillipsfuneral.com