ALONGI DELLA (NEE NUCCI) Age 100. April 15, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Thomas. Loving mother of Dr. Vincent (the late Esther), Sara (James) Jackson and Angela (Wayne) Beutel. Proud grandmother of Lisa, Tom, Tamara and Scott and great-grand-mother of Conner, Evan, Vince, Eva, Anthony and Vincent. Dear sister of Frank Nucci. Visitation Friday 3-9 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). In state Saturday 9:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church, St. Gertrude Campus (28801 Jefferson, SCS ,south of 12 Mile Rd.). Entombment Resurrection Cemetery. Donations preferred to Beechwood Assisted Living. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com.
ALTMAN LAWRENCE DAVID Died April 12, 2012. Beloved husband of Sandra. Loving father of John (Leslie) Taylor and Julie (David) Fishman. Devoted grandfather of Jacob and Eve Altman, and Lauren and Daniel Fishman. Dear brother of Betty Wagman and the late Nora Peisner. Memorial Service to be held on Friday, April 20, at 3:00 p.m. at the Birmingham Temple, 28611 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. Contributions may be made to the Birmingham Temple, Leader Dogs for the Blind or the charity of your choice.
ANDREJCIW SHIRLEY L. Age 77, April 11, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Russell. Dear mother of Denise (Jack) Campbell, John, David (Marjie) and Marybeth (Dan) Bochel. Grandmother of Jack Jr., Joseph, Amber, Olivia and D.J. Sister of Corrine Molinari. Visitation Friday 12 noon until the 2:30pm Funeral Service at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 Inkster Rd., Garden City (between Ford Rd. and Cherry Hill). Family suggests memorials to the Alzheimers Association. www.santeiufuneralhome.com
BARTOSIK JOHN M. 58, of Ferndale, April 16, 2012. Survived by wife, Sandra; sons, James and Matthew; mother, Christine and siblings, Judy (Michael) Rogowski, Phillip (Jeanne) and Theresa (Jeff) Jerzy. Predeceased by father, John. Visitation Friday 2 9 p.m. and Saturday 12 p.m. until service 1 p.m. at Spaulding & Curtin Funeral Directors, 500 W. Nine Mile Rd., Ferndale (1 ½ blks west of Woodward). Interment Oakview Cemetery, Royal Oak. Memorial contributions to American Diabetes Association. www.spauldingcurtin.com
BINKLEY MARGUERITE MARCELYN April 17, 2012. Age 89. Beloved wife of the late Harrell. Dear mother of Sheila L. (Bill) Cox, Gail E. (Rod) Poll and the late Karen Sue, Sharon Lou, and Brenda Binkley, and the late Doraine Shreve. Grandmother of Lisa Shreve, Lori Mervyn, Joy (David) Brown, Guy (Leah) Mervyn, Amy Poll, Mark Poll, Sam Poll and the late David Shreve. Also survived by nine great-grandchildren. Resting at the L. J. Griffin Funeral Home, 42600 Ford Rd, (W. of Lilley) Thursday 2-9 p.m. In state Friday 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Canton, 44500 Cherry Hill (at Sheldon Rd.) until time of service 11 a.m. Memorial contributions to Missions Ministry of the First Baptist Church of Canton would be appreciated. Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at griffinfuneralhome.com
BONIOR JOHN R. (JB), 56, died suddenly in Nevada on February 29, 2012. Predeceased by parents John and Genevieve and brother Andrew (Kim). Survived by fiance, Ruth, son, Eli, brother Daniel (Patricia), sisters Gloria, and Grace Sawicki (George). Also survived by sister-in-law Diane and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation at 10:30a.m. Memorial Mass at 11 a.m. April 28 at St. Philomena Church in Detroit.
CARDINALI CLAUDIA (SUDDENLY) April 15, 2012, Age 79. Beloved wife of Mario. Loving mother of Glenn M. Proud grandmother of Jeremy (Kate). Great grandmother of Jack, Olivia and Adriana. Dear sister of Eugene R. (Christine) Craig. Sister-in-law of M. Louise Gurecki, Darlene Cardinali and Elaine Cardinali. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Memorial Gathering Friday at San Francesco Catholic Church, 22870 S. Nunneley Road, Clinton Township, 9:30 am until Memorial Mass at 10:00 am. Memories shared at www.bcfh.com
CARNS M. FRED age 75 of West Bloomfield, MI passed away on April 17, 2012. He was the loving husband of Nettie Carns. Devoted father of Rick Carns, Don Carns, and the late Paul and Mark Carns. Fred will be greatly missed by many loving relatives and friends as well as his faithful dog Rambo. Visitation will be on Friday, April 20, 2012 from 2:00 pm until 8:00 pm. The service will be 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at the Union Lake Chapel of the Elton Black & Son Funeral Home, 1233 Union Lake Road, White Lake. Memorial Contributions in his honor may go to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Please visit www.eltonblackandsonwhitelake.com
CASEY FRANCES FEERY Age 82. Beloved wife of John J. Casey for 60 years. Loving mother of Katherine (Randall) Roush, John (Cindy) Casey, James (Mendy) Casey and JoAnn (Donald) Joswick. Dear grandmother of Katie (James) Moslander, Timothy Casey, Michael (Elizabeth) Roush, Amy Casey, David (Vanessa) Roush, James Ryan Casey, Colleen (Joey) D'Amico, Donald Joswick, Kathleen Casey, Patrick Joswick, Daniel Casey and Jack Joswick. Great-grandmother of Noah Casey, Kate Casey, Jack Moslander, Peter Roush and Sam Moslander. Visitation Friday 2-9 p.m. with a Rosary at 7 p.m. at Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 Six Mile Rd. in Livonia. Funeral Saturday in state 10:30 a.m. until the time of Mass at 11:00 a.m. at St. Gerald Catholic Church, 21300 Farmington Rd. in Farmington. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent DePaul Society.
CAVNESS MARY ALICE age 77, died peacefully April 17, 2012. Beloved wife of the late J. B. Cavness. Loving mother of Rodney (Sandra) McDonald, Linda (Gerald) Barwikowski, and Debbie (Ralph) Brink. Cherished sister of Faye (Joe) Silorey, Edward (Carlene) Hopper, and Jean (Paul) Smith. Grandmother of nine and great-grandmother of 17. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral at White Chapel Cemetery, Chapel of the Flowers, 621 W. Long Lake Road, Troy, Friday 1pm. Memorials appreciated to Cystic Fibrosis oundation or Down Syndrome Guild of Southeast Michigan. Obituary and condolences at lynchfuneraldirectors.com
COWAN G. DONALD age 73 of Brighton, passed away at his home Wednesday, April 18, 2012. He was born March 7, 1939 in Detroit, MI, the son of George and Mabel (Tolbert) Cowan. Beloved husband of Nancy Ann (Rozman) Cowan whom he married June 16, 1962 in Detroit. Loving father of Kristen (David) Peterson and Michael Cowan. Grandfather of Brandon and Ashley Peterson; brother of Nancy (Lloyd) Conley and brother-in-law of Arlene Kent and uncle of her children, Brian, Kevin and Todd. Don was an administrator for Farmington Public Schools for 36 years. Visitation will be Friday, April 20 from 1-8 p.m. with funeral services Saturday at 11 a.m. at MacDonald's Funeral Home, Howell (517-546-2800). Burial in Chilson Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Department of Development, Mayo Clinic (for Amyloidosis, ATTR (TRANSTHYRETIN) Research), 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905. Please sign the family's online guestbook at www.macdonaldsfuneralhome.com
DAWSON DONALD E. age 83, passed away April 16, 2012. Beloved husband of Dorothy. Loving father of Nancy (Gerald) Butka and Thomas (Kimberley) Dawson. Dearest grandfather of Jennifer Butka (Julie Rogers), Debra (Brian) Carlson, Matthew Butka, Gregory Butka, Amanda Ward, Taylor Dawson and Trevor Dawson. Dear great-grandfather of Christian Touchton and Zachary Carlson. Also leaves his sister Patricia Mitchell and many nieces and nephews. Visitation 2 9 p.m. Thursday at Sawyer-Fuller Funeral Home, 2125 12 Mile Rd., Berkley (2 Blocks West of Woodward). In state 12 Noon Friday until 1 p.m. Funeral Service at Greenfield Presbyterian Church, 2312 Greenfield Rd., Berkley (S. of Catalpa St.). Burial Roseland Park. Memorials may be addressed to the family. Share a memory at www.sawyerfuller.com
FISHER LORETTA A. Age 80. April 17, 2012 of Southgate, formerly of Detroit. Loving Daughter of the late Stanley and Helen Fisher. Dearest Sister of Margaret Costantini and Thomas Fisher. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation Friday 1-9 p.m., Rosary 6:30 p.m., John Molnar Funeral Home, 14032 Northline Road, Southgate. In state Saturday 9:30 a.m., until time of Mass, 10 a.m., St. Pius X Catholic Church, 14101 Superior, Southgate. www.molnarfuneralhome.com
FLORANCE VIRGINIA M. 94, of Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan and Sun City Center, Florida passed away April 14, 2012. She retired as a secretary for General Motors and was preceded in death by her husband, Warren Florance and by her brother, Hudson Bradley. Survivors include five children, James (Marian) Florance, Daniel (Virginia) Florance, Mary (Donald) Caruso, Frances (Gary) Bucholz, and Douglas (Becky) Florance, eight grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home, Sun City Center, FL.
FLOWERS HAROLD LEWIS, SR. 65, born November 2, 1946 to Richard and EffieJane Flowers. Beloved husband of Shirley for 41 years. Loving father of Penny, Harold, Jr. Latoya (Robert), Dorian. Grandfather of 10. Beloved brother of Herman (Carol), Marvin (Gerrie), Carolyn, Gregory (Mary). A host of neices and nephews. He was a proud Army Veteran, served one tour in Vieteian. Service will be at Pye Funerial Home, Plymouth Rd. at Southfield, Friday, April 20th at noon.
FRACASSI JUDITH ANNE Age 71 of Oxford. April 17, 2012. Loving wife of Robert. Dear mother of Robert Jr. (Nicole), Scott, Darlene (Russ) Hebert, and Marlene Magyar. Devoted grandmother of Michael Magyar, Frank Gorncy, and Michael Ambrose. Sister of James (Marcia) McDonald, Larry McDonald, and Patty (Bob) Valentage. Also survived by her nieces and nephews Annalee, Pete, Penny, Jessica, Veronica, Brittany, Matthew, Kyle, Austin, Paula, Louis, Mario, Delores and Dino. Judith was a very kind, gentle, and loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She retired after many years with EDS. Funeral Service Saturday, April 21, 2012 - 11 a.m. at Modetz Funeral Home, 100 E. Silverbell Rd., Orion. The family will receive friends Thursday 3-8 p.m., Friday 1-8 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. until time of service. Online guestbook www.modetzfuneralhomes.com
GARIAN HONORABLE KALEM E. April 15, 2012. Age 96. Proud veteran US. Army-WWII and retired Judge for the 30th District Court. Husband of the late Mary. Dear father of Marilyn Ellison and Marie Garian (Charles Fischer). Also survived by four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and his dog, Bentley. Funeral service Saturday 10:00 a.m. at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward (btwn 13-14 Mile). Family will receive friends Thursday (today) and Friday 4-9:00 p.m. Memorial tributes to the Michigan Humane Society. View obituary and share memories at www.desmondfuneralhome.com
GILBERT CARMEN MARY Age 77. April 18, 2012 of Troy, MI. Beloved wife of the late Bill Sr. Loving mother of Bill Jr. (Tammy), Sue, the late Kim, Ed (Beth). Loving grandmother of five. Carmen was an avid bingo player, enjoyed bowling and reading and was a member of The Red Hat Society of Troy. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements by the Trenton Chapel-Martenson Family Funeral Homes. www.martenson.com
GIZICKI ROSE Age 91. Beloved wife of the late Henry. Loving mother of Elizabeth (William Sobieski) Gizicki, Jim (Debbie), Larry "Gary" (Darlene), Richard (Mary), Fred (Laura), and the late Don (Kathy). Grandmother of 19. Great-grandmother of 16. Visitation Friday 2-9 p.m. at Neely-Turowski Funeral Home, 45100 Warren Rd., Canton (between Sheldon and Canton Center). Funeral Mass to be held on Saturday 10 a.m, at St. John Neumann Catholic Church located at 44800 Warren Rd., Canton, followed by a service at St. Hedwig Cemetery. www.neely-turowski.com
GORNIAK GAIL M. Age 74 April 17, 2012 - Beloved wife of the late Robert. Loving mother of Cathy Rosaasen, Lisa Grosch, and Robert (Susan). Dear grandmother of 12 and great-grandmother of four. Sister of Merle Stone. Also survived by her nephews. Visitation Friday 3-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary Service at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 1/2 Mile Road). In state Saturday 9:30 a.m. until the time of her Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. at St. Sylvester Catholic Church. Memorial contributions may be made to Seasons Hospice. Please share memories at www.Temrowski.com.
GREBIK VICTORIA Age 96 April 17, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Stephen. Loving mother of Audrey (Carman) Rinaldi and the late Timothy (Sandra) Grebik. Proud grandmother of five and great-grandmother of 10. Visitation Thursday 3-9 p.m. with 7:00 p.m Rosary. Funeral Friday 10:30 a.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons Inc. 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com
HABALEWSKY SOPHIE Age 95, April 16, 2012. Wife of the late Stanley. Dear mother of Claudia (Perry) Mallette and Martin (Ruth) Habalewsky. Loving grandmother of Julian Reid, Jessica (Robert) Felts, Bronwyn (Ryan) Polachowski, Paul and Justin Habalewsky. Great grandmother of Katie, Bobby, Timmy Felts and Aurora Reid. Sister of the late Henry, the late Eugene, the late Walter, the late Landis, the late Alexander and the late Charles Rataj. Visitation Thursday 2:30 -8:00 p.m. with Rosary 7 p.m. at Edward Swanson & Son Funeral Home, 30351 Dequindre, Madison Heights, MI. In State Friday 10:30 a.m. until time of Mass 11 a.m. Guardian Angels Church, 581 E. 14 Mile Rd. Clawson, MI. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials to Michigan Humane Society. Share a memory at edwardswansonandsonfuneralhome.com.
HANRAHAN ISABELLE M. (NEE O'DONNELL) Age 95, April 15, 2012 of Farmington Hills, Formerly of Center Line, MI. and Bayonne, N.J. Beloved wife of the late Richard. Caring mother of Patricia (Richard) Rathburn, Lois (late Ken) Saxe, Ann Calvo and John (Susan). Grandmother of Megan, Matthew, Isabela, Brendan, Patrick, James and Kealani. Visitation Thursday April 19, 2-8p.m. with 6 p.m. Rosary at Rudy Funeral Home, 25650 Van Dyke, Center Line, MI. In state Friday 9:30 a.m. at St Clement Catholic Church, 25320 Van Dyke, Center Line for a 10 a.m. Mass. Burial St. Clement Cemetery. Memorials to the Parkinson Foundation appreciated.
Houston Mamie J. (KOBYLARZ) Age 90. Survived by her two daughters Virginia Roy (Sam) and Kathleen Kobylarz, one granddaughter, Virginia Constantine, two great-grand-sons, Vincent and Michael Constantine and sister JoAnn Matusz. In state Friday 11:30 a.m. until time of mass 12 noon St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 21620 Mack Avenue, St. Clair Shores. ahpeters.com
JOINS DEBRA MARIE (NEE KLUSEK) April 17, 2012. Age 57. After a long and courageous battle with cancer. Beloved daughter of the late Harry and Olene Klusek. Dear sister of Harry Klusek Jr., Allen Klusek, Kenneth (Alaine) Klusek and the late Charles Klusek. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Special friend of Robert J. Woods. Visitation Friday 2-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary at the Wasik Funeral Home, Inc. 11470 Thirteen Mile Road (west of Hoover) Warren. In state Saturday 10 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass 10:30 a.m. at Sweetest Heart of Mary Church, 4440 Russell, Detroit. In lieu of flowers, donations to Sweetest Heart of Mary Food Pantry are preferred. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.wasikfuneralhome.com
KELLY MARIANNE E. (NEE SCHOLTZ) March 19, 2012. Age 95. Beloved wife of the late William G. Dearest mother of William (Joan), James, Maureen (William) Kuz, and Jill (Terry Hite). Also survived by 11 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Memorial Mass, Saturday 10:30 a.m. at St. Theodore Catholic Church, 8200 N. Wayne Road (N. of Warren). Memorial contributions to Angela Hospice. Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at griffinfuneralhome.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.
KIRKPATRICK BARBARA Age 87, April 18, 2012 of Garden City. Beloved wife of the late John, Jr. Loving mother of John Albert and Keith. Sister of Dorothy. Sister-in-law of Charlotte. Several nieces and nephews. Visitation Thursday 3-9 p.m. at R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Home, 31551 Ford Rd., Garden City where services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. Please sign the on-line guestbook at www.rggrharris.com.
KNEIP MABEL E. Age 86 of Rochester Hills, passed away April 14 at her residence. Mabel was born January 6, 1926 in Shelby Twp., the daughter of Paul and Minnie (Behnke) Mrosewske. She was united in marriage to Stephen Kneip on June 14, 1946 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Utica. She was predeceased by her husband Stephen on November 26, 2005. Dear mother of Sandra Kneip and Stephen Kneip, Jr. both of Rochester Hills. Dear sister of Norman (Doris) Mrosewske and the late Ethel Fischer, Lillian Kenney, William and Walter Mrosewske. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Friends may call at Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 8459 Hall Rd. (3 blks. E. of Van Dyke) Utica on Friday from 2:00 - 9:00 pm. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church, 45160 Van Dyke, Utica where she will lie in state from 10:30 a.m. until time of service. Interment Christian Memorial Cemetery, Rochester Hills. Memorials suggested to Trinity Lutheran Church Building Fund and/or The Heinecke Scholarship Fund at Trinity. www.sullivanfuneraldirectors.com
KRASINSKI TED C. SR. Age 62. Beloved father of Ted Jr, Todd, and Jennifer Krasinski. Loving grandfather of Zack, Marek, Brooklyn, and Alina, also survived by sister Sharon, nephew Brad. A talented engineer that was instrumental in the construction of the Renaissance Center. Private Service. DAD YOU WILL BE MISSED
LEE MARY C. Age 72, April 16, 2012. Dear mother of Mike Zerillo, Tony Zerillo, Dennis (Tracy) Zerillo, and Colleen Lee. Loving grandmother of Maria, and Elizabeth. Cherished sister of Virginia (Joe) Wagner, Jeanne Krause, the late Sr. Mary Catherine Vigneux, the late Francis Vigneux, and the late Norman Vigneux. Also survived by her special sister in-law Janet Vigneux, and many loving nieces and nephews. Visitation for Mrs. Lee will be Thursday 3-9 p.m., at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12½ Mile Rd.). Mrs. Lee will lie in State 9:30 a.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Roseville, until the time of Funeral Mass 10 a.m. Please share memories at www.Temrowski.com.
LeFEVE LORETTA W. Age 75, of Romulus, with her family by her side, on April 15, 2012. Loving mother of of Gail (Edwin) Bawal and Robert (Michelle) LeFeve: dear grandmother of Edwin II, Jonathan, Jacob, and Jessica. A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Theodore's, 8200 Wayne Rd., Westland, MI on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 12 noon. Memorial contributions may be directed to the "American Heart Society".
LEIPHART MURIEL S. Age 92, April 15, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Robert. Loving mother of Robert John (Janet), James (Sharon), and Sue. Proud grandmother of Rob (Rachel), Erika (Aaron), Cory (Rebecca), Shelley, and Drew, and great-grandmother of four. Funeral service Thursday 11 a.m. at McCabe Funeral Home, 31950 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. Visitation Wednesday 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the Alzheimer's Association. www.mccabefuneralhome.com
McINTYRE PATRICIA M., April 17, 2012, Age 92. Beloved wife of the late Francis. Dear sister of Joan Goetz and Joseph Glaza (Joan). Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass Saturday 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 3400 S. Adams Road, Auburn Hills (between South Boulevard and Auburn Road). Visitation at church begins Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Memorial tributes to the American Cancer Society. A.J. Desmond & Sons, (248) 362-2500. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
MOERSCHELL BENNIE KATHERINE Age 83, died April 18, 2012. She was born September 22, 1928. She was the beloved wife of Roy for 61 years. Mother to Rick, Mark and Scott. Grandmother of Christopher (Sarah), Crystal (Michael), Jeffrey (Katie) and Melissa. Great-grandmother of Sophia and William. Memorial donations to the Alzheimer's Association of Michigan. A Private memorial will be held at a later date.
NAGEL ANNE P. (NEE DeLANGE) April 17, 2012 at Angela Hospice after a courageous battle with ALS. Age 70 of Bloomfield Hills. Grade school teacher in Detroit and Royal Oak for 35 years. Member of AAUW Birmingham Chapter. Sister of Paul W. DeLange (Doris), Sally S. DeLange and the late Philip DeLange. Special friend of Sheldon Sucher and family. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Daughter of the late Paul W. and Virginia L. (nee Hinz) DeLange. Family will receive friends at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward (btwn 13-14 Mile), Saturday 12 p.m. until memorial service 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers family suggests memorial tributes to ALS of Michigan or Angela Hospice. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
OBUDZINSKI DOROTHY L. April 11, 2012, age 94 of Dearborn Heights. Beloved wife of the late Edward. Loving mother of Jeannette (Jeff) Kyff, Ken (Diane), Margaret, Gary (Susan), David (Cheryl), Daniel, and the late Edward. Proud grandmother of 12 and great grandmother of seven. Visitation Sunday 3-7 p.m. at Vermeulen Funeral Home, 46401 W. Ann Arbor Rd. (between Sheldon and Beck) Plymouth. In State Monday 10 a.m. until the 10:30 a.m. Funeral Mass at St. John Neumann Church, 44800 Warren (west of Sheldon) Canton. Memorials may be made to Seasons Hospice, or Hotel-Dieu Grace Hospital Foundation. To share a memory, please visit vermeulenfuneralhome.com
PALMER SHIRLEY Beloved wife of the late William M. Palmer. Dear mother of Kenneth Palmer and Kathryn (Brian) McDonald. Loving grandmother of Amy Palmer. Dedicated companion to Kalmon Nager. SERVICES FRIDAY, 2:00 PM AT THE DORFMAN CHAPEL, FARMINGTON HILLS, (248) 406-6000. INTERMENT TO FOLLOW AT THE TEMPLE ISRAEL GARDENS OF BETH EL MEM. PARK CEMETERY or visit www.thedorfmanchapel.com
PARE' ALFRED A. Age 87, died April 18, 2012. Dear father of Mary Alice (David) Power, Suzanne (Kevin) Killeen, Louise Pare', Patricia Malley (Mike Johnson), Michael (Ellen) Pare' and Stephen Pare'; doting grandfather Sean Killeen (Betsy Duffiney), Michael Malley, Julia (Ed) Knotek, Kate (Dann) Goble, Dan Power, Chloe Pare' and Grace Pare'. One great-granddaughter. Preceded in new life by his wife, Margaret, his brother John, his sister Magdalen Kukla, and his son-in-law James Malley. Funeral Mass Saturday, April 21, 10:00 a.m. (in state 9:30 a.m.) at the Servant church of St. Alexander, 27835 Shiawassee, Farmington Hills. Visitation Friday 2-8 p.m. (prayer service 7:00) at Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, 23720 Farmington Rd., (btw. 9-10 Mile Rds., just N of Grand River), downtown Farmington (248-474-5200). Memorial tributes suggested to Muscular Dystrophy Association or Wounded Warrior Project. heeney-sundquist.com
PELLERITO VINCENZO "VINCE" Age 88 of Chesterfield passed away on April 17, 2012. Beloved husband of 45 years to the late Bertha. Dear father of Patricia Winebrenner, Terry Hackett, and Lori (Mike) Deslippe. Dearest grandfather of Eric Winebrenner, John Hackett, Joseph Hackett, Michael Deslippe, and Dana Deslippe. He is also survived by his siblings Phyllis, Mary, and Theresa. Visitation Friday April 20, 2012 from 3-8 pm at Resurrection Funeral Home, 40800 Hayes Rd. Clinton Township, MI 48038. Funeral service Saturday April 21, 2012 in state at 10:30 until service at 11am at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers please send donations to The MDS Foundation 4573 South Broad St. Suite 150 Yardville, NJ 08620. Please visit www.resurrectionfuneralhome.com
PHILLIPS BRIDGET N. age 79, died April 17, 2012. Beloved wife of William T. Phillips. Loving mother of Lynn Phillips, Donna Westmoreland, Lisa (Brent) Bassett, Terry (Steve) Cauzillo, Scott (Sabine) Phillips, Bob Phillips, Amy (Mike) Fitzpatrick and Sean ( Jane ) Phillips. Adored grandmother of Sarah, Erin, Meghan, Ben, Lauren, Max, Caleb, Haley, Laine, Jarred, Molly, Amy, Andy, Matt, Alia, Zane, Jack, Will, Luke and Owen. Dear sister of Bill Culleton, Derm Culleton, Mary Crotty, Fran Farrell and Terry Jackman. The family will receive friends Friday 1 to 8 p.m., with a Rosary 7 p.m. at the Northrop-Sassaman Funeral Home, 19091 Northville Road (at Seven Mile) Northville. Mass Saturday 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church (Main and Orchard Streets) Northville. In lieu of flowers memorials to Feed the Children. org.,P.O. Box 36, Oklahoma City, OK. 73101 (800-627-4556) or St. Judes Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Drive, Memphis, TN. 38105 (800-822-6344 ) would be appreciated.
PLAUT RABBI JONATHAN V. Beloved husband of 47 years of Carol Plaut. Cherished father of Daniel (Amy Cohen) Plaut and Deborah (David) Elias. Loving Zayde of Steven and Jeffrey Elias. Devoted son of the late Rabbi W. Gunther Plaut and the late Elizabeth Strauss Plaut. Dear brother of Judith Plaut. Brother-in-law of Betty Fain (Dr. Stephen Miller). Beloved uncle of Marc and Melissa Sternfield, Robin and David Elowe and their children. GRAVESIDE SERVICES WILL BE HELD 3:00 PM THURSDAY AT HOLY BLOSSOM MEMORIAL PARK IN TORONTO. A MEMORIAL SERVICE WILL BE HELD AT 2:00 PM SUNDAY AFTERNOON AT CONGREGATION BETH EL IN WINDSOR. ARRANGEMENTS BY THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020. www.irakaufman.com.
PROPSON BEVERLY A., age 80, of Rochester Hills, died April 17, 2012. Beloved wife of Ted Propson since October 21, 1961. Dear mother of Scott (Kimberly) Propson, Dennis (Nancy) Propson and Kathy (Jim) Jenkins. Devoted grandmother of Scott, Kate, Taylor, Noah, Alex, Brooke, Trevor, Doug and Hannah. Sister of Barbara Mulligan. Scripture Service 11:00 a.m. Friday at PIXLEY FUNERAL HOME, 322 W. University Drive in downtown Rochester. Her family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Memorial contributions in her name may be directed to the American Cancer Society. www.pixleyfh.com
PRZYBYLSKI ANN Age 94. Beloved wife of the late Thomas. Loving mother of Terry, Sandy and Jamie (Karen). Dearest grandmother of Tommy, John and Katherine. Dear great-grandmother of Christopher. Visitation Friday 2-9 p.m. at the David J. Wysocki Funeral Home, 29440 Ryan Road, (1 block N. of 12 Mile Rd.) Warren. In state Saturday 9:30 a.m. until time of mass at 10 a.m. at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, 2291 E. Outer Drive, Detroit. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
ROBACK DOUGLAS STEVEN "DOUGIE" Age 37, passed away April 15, 2012. He was born March 14, 1975. Beloved son of Cindy and Jim. Adored grandson of Erma and Walter Roback and Barbara (the late Clemens) Young. Dearest brother of Kristina (Chuck) Mullins, Jennifer (Russell) Onyskow, Melissa (Jon) Malavolti. Proud uncle of Sarah Mullins, Cora Malavoti, Brandon and Christopher Onyskow. Douglas will be missed by his faithful companion, his dog Props. Visitation Friday 2 p.m. until 9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. rosary service at the Warren Chapel of the E.J. Mandziuk & Son Funeral Directors, Inc., 22642 Ryan Road (1 Block South of 9 Mile). Funeral Mass Saturday, 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Grace (Formally St. Cletus Catholic Church) 26256 Ryan Road, Warren, MI 48091. Douglas will lie in state at 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass. Please share memories with the family at www.mandziukfuneralhome.com
ROBERTS JOSEPH O. Age 85. April 17, 2012. Beloved husband of the late Dorothy. Loving father of Joanne (Kevin) Creeden and Timothy (Lori) Roberts. Dear brother of Raymond and Clement Roberts. Six grandchildren. Visitation 1-8pm Friday with 7:00pm K of C Rosary at Weise Funeral Home, 7210 Park, Allen Park (313-382-1150). Funeral Service 10am Saturday (In State 9:30am) at St. Frances Cabrini Church, 9000 Laurence (at Wick), Allen Park. Interment Our Lady of Hope Cemetery. Memorial Contributions to the Fr. Clare Murphy Scholarship Fund, 9000 Laurence, Allen Park MI 48101 would be appreciated. Sign online guestbook at www.weisefuneralhome.com.
ROULO ROBERT J. SR. April 17, 2012. Age 78 of Horton, MI. Beloved husband of Brenda. Loving father of Ed, Robert, Mary, Mike, Caroline, and step-son Robert. Survived by four brothers and three sisters. Dearest grandfather of 20 and great-grandfather of 20. Visitation Friday 1:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Funeral Saturday 10:00 a.m. at the John K. Solosy Funeral Home 3206 Fort St., Lincoln Park. 313-383-1870. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery.
Rowland Ardith I. April 15, 2012, age 85 of Plymouth. Beloved wife of the late Robert. Loving mother of Barry (Karen) and Janis (Tom) Mees. Dear grandmother of Karl, Kurt, Mitchell and Heather Mees. Dear sister of O'dell, Gail, Daniel, Marlyn, Lynndon, Elvera, Gretchen, and the late Farold and Linda. Dear great-grandmother of Austin, James, William and Ann. Visitation Thursday and Friday 5-9 p.m. at at Vermeulen Funeral Home, 46401 W. Ann Arbor Rd., (between Beck and Sheldon) Plymouth. In state Saturday 9:30 a.m. until the 10 a.m. Funeral at St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1343 Penniman, Plymouth. Interment Mt. Hope Memorial Gardens. To share a memory, please visit vermeulenfuneralhome.com
RYE JOHN K. April 9, 2012 Age 93. John woke every day with the idea that life was a gift. Behind his energetic enthusiasm for life, his love of people, his generosity, his desire to make the world a better place was his strong faith in God. John Rye was born in Irona, West Virginia on March 9, 1919 to parents George and Fedora. At age five, his family moved from the small mining town to Detroit where they started a grocery store and poultry business. While working long hours in the family business, he graduated from Cass Tech in 1936. He attended Wayne State Engineering for a year before heading north to Michigan Tech. Years later, in 1983 he received an honorary Doctorate of Engineering. There was nothing more important to John than his family. In 1938, he met the love of his life, Rita; they were married four years later on August 8, 1942, and would have celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary this year. He was a supportive and loving father to Karen and Jonathan. He was a caring grandfather to Ben, Calvin, Lauren, Erin and Rob. He was a great-grandfather to Addison, Mac, Malik, Alex, and Cameron. John started out his career as a process engineer for each of the Big Three auto manufacturers and in 1952 bought the F. Joseph Lamb Company, a small tool and die shop in Detroit, Michigan. John grew this company to become one of the leading automated machine tool and welding systems manufacturers in the world. The company was sold to Unova in 1987 with sales approaching $400, 000, 000. John loved to engage with people on a personal level every day of his life. He had the rare ability to always see something interesting and good in everyone. He thrived off sharing what he had learned by constantly giving out books, audio tapes and music. He truly believed that what you give out comes back tenfold and was the first to lend a hand to people in need and usually without even being asked. For instance, for Focus Hope he created and financed a factory to rebuild used transmissions. In addition, he built a Montessori center in Pontiac, Michigan for Baldwin Avenue Methodist Church. He gave quietly for scholarships and medical research over many years. With his joy for living, John touched thousands of lives. Those who would like to share their remembrances or stories about our John can send letters to firstname.lastname@example.org. Memorial service Saturday, April 21st 2:00p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 1589 W. Maple Rd., Birmingham. Memorial tributes to Focus: HOPE or Michigan Technological University. A.J. Desmond & Sons 248-549-0500. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
SAGE ROSE Beloved wife of the late Joseph Sage and the late Harry Rankin. Dear mother of Barry Rankin. Loving grandmother of Howard (Jodi) Rankin, Steven (Jessica) Rankin, and David (Cameo) Rankin. Devoted great-grandmother of Zachary, Ally, Joey, Kacy, Kobi, Quin, and Capri. Sister-in-law of Evelyn Gray. Mother-in-law of Carol Rankin. Great-aunt of Elinor Haller. Dearest sister of the late Alex (the late Rae) Goldberg, the late Herman Gray, the late Anna (the late Joseph) Weinstein, and the late Abe Goldberg. Also survived by devoted caregivers, Bobbie Paritee and Barbara MacMillan and many other loving family members and friends. Rose was the owner of Kiddie Center on 10 Mile and Greenfield in Oakpark. SERVICES FRIDAY 12 NOON AT THE DORFMAN CHAPEL, FARMINGTON HILLS, (248) 406-6000. INTERMENT TO FOLLOW AT THE HEBREW MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY, or visit www.thedorfmanchapel.com.