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.
OROSZ WILLIAM STEPHEN "BILL" A long-time local Realtor and businessman, died on April 15th, 2012, at the age of 95 at Lourdes Nursing Home in Waterford, Michigan. Bill is survived by his wife of 75 years, Antoinette (Tooney) and his three children, Janice DeNio (Walter), Catherine Risley (Clark) and William Orosz Jr. (Jody), his five grandsons, Brian and David Risley (Rebecca) and Stephen (Helen), Andrew (Sonni) and Matthew (Kathleen) Orosz, and his great-grandchild, William Thomas Orosz, son of Matthew and Kathleen Orosz. Also remembered at this time is his deceased grandson, Michael Noonan, son of Janice DeNio. Bill was also predeceased by his only sister, Elizabeth Marovich. Bill was born and raised by his parents, Ilona and Steve, in a small coal mining town in Illinois during the great depression. He migrated to Detroit for work in 1933 and made a living at a variety of factory jobs while going to school to learn accounting. He later worked at Ford Motor Company as an accountant but left to pursue his passion to own his own business, Oros Real Estate. He was a past president of the North Woodward Board of Realtors, a lifelong member of the Royal Oak Lions Club and participated and supported many other civic and professional organizations. Bill was an avid cigar smoker, card player, story teller, golfer, deer hunter and great friend. His grave marker reads, "Blessed By A Wonderful Family, Relatives & Friends -- Smile". Funeral service Wednesday 11:00 a.m. at the Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 705 W. 11 Mile Road (four blks E of Woodward), Royal Oak. Visitation Tuesday 2 to 8 p.m. Memorials to Lourdes Nursing Home appreciated. Share your memories at www.sullivanfuneraldirectors.com
PAUL DOROTHY Beloved wife of Alexander E. Paul. Dear mother of Alexandra (Dr. Michael) Treblin, Deborah Orenstein, and Miriam (John) Abel. Dearest sister of Clara (the late Seymour) Barenholtz. Loving grandmother of Elizabeth Treblin, Randall Orenstein, Stephen Kalish, Rebecca Treblin, Jennifer Orenstein, and Andrew Kalish. Great-grandmother of Leila. Also remembered by many loving nieces, nephews, other family members and friends. GRAVESIDE SERVICES TODAY 4 P.M. AT PINE LAKE CEMETERY IN WEST BLOOMFIELD (on Middlebelt Rd., just North of Lone Pine). ARRANGEMENTS BY THE DORFMAN CHAPEL FARMINGTON HILLS 248-406-6000, or visit www.thedorfmanchapel.com.
RUSSO MARY C. "CONNIE" Age 85, April 14, 2012, of Westland. Beloved wife of Armando for 64 years. Loving mother of James (Sarah), Cathryn Shuart, Charles (Linda), Clifford (Karen), Peter, and Mary Jo (Dan) Koeller. Dear grandmother of 11 and great-grandmother of 10. Visitation Tuesday 2-9 p.m. at Vermeulen Funeral Home, 980 N. Newburgh Rd. (between Ford and Cherry Hill), Westland, (734) 326-1300. Mass at St. Theodore Catholic Church, Westland, please contact funeral home for time. Interment Great Lakes National Cemetery. Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers to Vitas Hospice or the Alzheimer's Association. To share a memory, please visit vermeulenfuneralhome.com.
SIMON SHIRLEY Age 90. Wife of the late Harry. Beloved mother of Virginia (Robert) Mallia, John (Vicki), and Peter (Gail). Loving grandmother of Matthew, Kristin, Timothy, Jeremy, Daniel, Valerie and Katie, and grea-tgrandmother of Kadyn, Makenna, Hannah, Oliver, Landon, Keaton, and Gavin. Dear sister of Don (Marvellee) McEachin. Visiting Thursday 3-8 p.m. at Charles Step Funeral Home, 18425 Beech Daly (between 6-7 Mile). In state Friday 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Services at St. James Presbyterian Church, 25360 W. 6 Mile (East of Beech Daly). Interment Woodlawn Cemetery.
SLESINSKI CAROL A. April 14, 2012. Beloved wife of the late John. Dearest mother of Sandra Ahlers (Ken), Pam Arp (Lance), John, and Tim. Grandmother of Shaun (Sara), Jacob, and Brock. Great-grandmother of Stella Carol. Service Wednesday 10 a.m. at the Sajewski Funeral Home, 19111 W. Warren. Interment St. Hedwig. Visitation Tuesday 1-8 p.m. www.sajewskifh.com
SUSICK FREDERICK Age 90. April 13, 2012. Loving husband of the late Leda. Dear father of David (Kathy), Chris (Thomas), and Brian (Kathy). Treasured grandfather of Bailey, Kent, Daniel, Ashley, Claire and Jason. Visitation Friday, April 20, 9:30 a.m. until the time of his Memorial Service 11:30 a.m. at Harry J. Will Funeral Home, Livonia. www.harryjwillfuneralhome.com
TAUBE SUZANNE M. 75, April 7, 2012. She graduated from St. Ambrose High School and Providence School of Nursing. Mrs. Taube enjoyed reading, spending time with family and caring for everyone. Beloved wife of Edward, loving mother of Kimberly (Glen) Drabant, Richard, Judi (Todd) Hodnett, Mitchell and the late Jeffery. Dear grandmother of seven and two great-grandchildren, dear sister of the late Patricia O'Brien. A Mass will be offered for her at 6:30 p.m., April 17 at Immaculate Conception Church, 9297 Dixie Hwy., Ira. Memorials to the Humane Society appreciated. Arrangements by Gendernalik Funeral Home, New Baltimore.
TERSIGNI DOROTHY Age 74, of Royal Oak, died April 14, 2012. She was born October 29, 1937 in Detroit to Louie and Esta Crutchfield. Surviving are her children, Theresa (William) Gardner of Rochester Hills, Lynda (Richard) Gosk of Shelby Twp., Renee (David) Chmielewski of Sherwood, Wisconsin, and Thomas (Susan) Tersigni of Auburn Hills; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation Monday 3-8 p.m. Service Tuesday 11 a.m. at the Kinsey-Garrett Funeral Home, 420 S. Lafayette, Royal Oak. Burial, White Chapel. www.kinsey-garrett.com
VAN DUSEN MARGARET A. (NEE KILLEEN) Age 92, of Farmington Hills. Margaret is the beloved wife of the late John (d. 1997). Loving mother John (Laura), Dennis, Brian, Patrick (the late Janice), Mara V. and Timothy (Sharene). Cherished grandmother of twelve grandchildren. Dear sister of Loretta Geraldine (the late Robert) Schulte, Veronica (Charles) Pelzer, and Eileen (the late Larry) O'Leary. She is preceded in death by her sister, Sr. Rita Killeen, and brothers, John (Dale) and Emmet (Carmelita) Killeen. Margaret's family will receive guests at the funeral home on Monday, April 16th, from 2 until 8 p.m. with a 7:30 p.m. Rosary Service. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, April 17, 1 p.m. (in state 12:30 p.m.) at St. Fabian Catholic Church, 32200 W. 12 Mile Rd. (between Farmington Rd. and Orchard Lake Rds.), Farmington Hills. Interment North Farmington Cemetery, Farmington Hills. Memorial tributes are suggested to the Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) Retirement Fund. heeney-sundquist.com
WALKER NORMAN M. Of Clarkston. Suddenly, April 14, 2012. Age 58. Beloved husband of Carol. Father of Michael. Brother of Loran (Susan). Brother-in-law of Robert (Patricia) McClellan. Uncle of Adam, Barbara, Jason, and Michelle. Preceded in death by his parents Norman and Lois Walker, formerly of Toledo, Ohio. Norman graduated from Interlochen Arts Academy and North Texas State University with additional education at Oakland Community College where he also served as an adjunct professor. Norman worked as a teacher and a professional musician before beginning his career at Comerica Bank in Auburn Hills. At the time of his passing, Norman was an IT Application Analyst/Programmer in the Information Services Dept. at Comerica. Friends may visit Tuesday 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. at the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston. Funeral service/interment at Toledo Memorial Cemetery, OH. In lieu of flowers any donations to the family will be used for Michael's future education. Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com.
WELDAY DONALD F. April 12, 2012. Age 82. Beloved husband of Barbara. Dearest father to Paul (Valerie), Douglas (Cheryl), Mary Urick and Patricia (Wes) Graff. Loving grandfather to Julie (Jim) Welch, Jennifer (Nicholas) Blum, Matthew Urick, Nick Welday, Amanda Graff, Jacqueline Welday, Hannah Graff and Natalie Anne Welday. Great-grandfather to Zachary Blum. Don was born March 18, 1930 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Anne N. and Donald F. Welday, Sr. He grew up in Southwest Detroit living on Sharon St. with his parents, his Aunt Sylvia and cousin, Patricia. A 1948 graduate of Western High School, he went on to graduate from Albion College and the University of Michigan Law School where he received his J.D. in 1954. He served as Assistant U.S. Attorney before entering the private practice of law with his father where he successfully argued a case before the U.S. Supreme Court in 1965. He capped his professional career as Sr. Vice President and General Counsel for Real Estate One. Upon retirement he and Barbara settled in his beloved St. Petersburg, Florida. Don was a smart, kind and witty guy who loved the law, his cottage on Lake Chemung, the view from the porch in St. Pete and most of all, his family. He will be deeply missed by all. Visitation is Sunday, 5-7 p.m. and Monday, 2-8 p.m. Funeral Service Tuesday, April 17 at 11:00 a.m. at Thayer Rock Funeral Home, 33603 Grand River Ave., Farmington, Michigan. Memorial tributes may be made to the Autism Alliance of Michigan, 500 Griswold St., Suite 1635, Detroit, MI 48226 or visit: www.autismallianceofmichigan.org www.thayer-rock.com
WRIGHT GLORIA J. April 9, 2012. Dear mother of Keith (Vera) and Kim (Fred) Procter. Loving grandmother of Deidre, Candace, Paige, Kyle, Nolan, and Garrett. Gloria is also survived by many in-laws, nieces and nephews. Viewing Sunday 6pm-9pm, Monday 9am-9pm James H. Cole Home for Funerals, 2624 West Grand Blvd., Detroit, MI. Family hour 10am, Funeral Mass 11am Tuesday Sacred Heart Church, 1000 Eliot, Detroit, MI.
ZIEGENFELDER MARJORIE ELIZABETH Of New Baltimore, died Saturday, April 14, 2012 at age 76 from complications of Alzheimer's Disease. Born in Detroit, November 12, 1935 to the late William and Grace Becker, Marjorie married Robert Ziegenfelder in September 1955 and moved to Ann Arbor, MI where she worked for the University of Michigan School of Public Health while her husband attended Engineering school. Upon graduation, Marjorie and Robert moved to Warren, MI and raised three children. Marjorie had great pride in the fact that she was able to emotionally and financially support her husband and all three of her children through college. Marjorie was a very talented china painter, photographer and avid water skier. In 1993, the family's love of boating took them to Anchor Bay in New Baltimore where Marjorie enjoyed boating and lake views for almost 20 years. Marjorie is survived by her husband of 56 years, Robert, her sons Jeffrey (Deb) and Steven (Heather), her daughter Pamela (Trent) Larson, her sister Judy (Ted) Spicher and brother James (Lynn) Becker and predeceased by her brother John (Barbara) Becker. She has seven beautiful grandchildren whom she cherished, Trevor, Grace, Drew, Zachary, Faith, Elijah and Tyler. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews and their families. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Monday, April 16 and 2-9 p.m. Tuesday, April 17 with a service at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 18 at Gendernalik Funeral Home, 35259 23 Mile Road., New Baltimore.