BLACKSHEAR MARION SPEERS Beloved wife and widow of David S. Blackshear died peacefully at her home at Meredith Bay Colony Club on May 10, 2012. Marion is survived by five children, Ted, Becky, Catherine, Cindy, Peter, five grandchildren Jeremy, Ben Rachel, Molly and Kirsten and her sister Catherine. Marion was predeceased by her son Matt. Services will be held at the Baptist meeting house of the Federated Church of Sandwich. Visitation at the church will be Monday, May 14 from 6-8 p.m. A memorial service is scheduled for the following day, Tuesday, May 15 at 11 a.m. with interment immediately after in the Rural Cemetery The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Wentworth Library or the Federated Church, both of Center Sandwich, NH. The Mayhew Funeral Homes and Crematorium, in Meredith and Plymouth, are in charge of the arrangements and the cremation. For full obituary and online guestbook please go to www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com
BRADLEY GEORGE W. Age 88, May 11, 2012. Beloved husband of Anna. Dear father of Anne (Bill) Stamer. Grandfather of Dylan and Damian Stamer. Also survived by many other family members and nieces and nephews. Visitation Monday, May 14, from 3-8 p.m. Querfeld Funeral Home, 1200 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn. Funeral Service Tuesday 10:00 a.m. www.querfeldfuneralhome.com
BRODY DAVID Beloved husband of almost 56 years of Susan Brody; Cherished father of Cynthia Brody, Alice Brody and Ron Ross and Diane Brody and Todd Schafer. Devoted and adored grandfather of James Ross, Charles Starkman, Adam Ross and Meredith Starkman. Devoted son of the late Gerald and the late Fay Brody and loving brother of the late Joseph Brody. Also survived by Mandy Andrews, Rob Starkman, and many cousins, nieces and nephews. He will be missed by his friends at Congregation Beth Shalom and his associates at Hubbell, Roth and Clark, where he had a 40+ year career as a Civil Engineer. SERVICES 10:00 A.M. MONDAY MORNING AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020. INTERMENT ADAT SHALOM MEMORIAL PARK. www.irakaufman.com
BRZYSKI MADELINE M. May 12, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Eugene. Dearest mother of Marilyn O'Halloran, Curtis (Cyndi), the late Cynthia and Yvonne. Grandmother of Jimmy, Jillian, Stanley, Michelle, Robin, Kate, Evan, and Alexa. Great-grandmother of Kaylynn, Trevor and Logan. Mother in-law of Jim. Sister of Dottie. Member of the Sgt. Romanowski V. F. W. Post Ladies Auxiliary. Visitation Wednesday 10:30 a.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas. Mass 11 a.m. Interment St. Hedwig. Rosary Tuesday 7 p.m. Visitation Tuesday 1-8 p.m. at the Sajewski Funeral Home. 19111 W. Warren. www.sajewskifh.com.
COMBEN JACK M. Age 95, resident of Clinton Twp passed away on Saturday. Survived by daughters, Arlene (Patrick) Murphy of Riley Twp and Cathlene (David) Congdon of Westland; four grandchildren, five great- grandchildren. Funeral Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at the Will & Schwarzkoff Funeral Home, 233 NB Gratiot, Mt. Clemens. Visitation Tuesday from 2-9:00 p.m. Memorial to Grace Episcopal Church or Michigan Wood Carvers Lean On Me Cane Project, 5035 Cochrane, Almont, MI 48003. Share Memories at willandschwarzkoff.com
DOBRZELEWSKI JOSEPH F. "JOE DOBIE" Age 91. May 13, 2012. He was born in Elmira, MI and was a lifetime resident of Eastpointe. Dear father of Daniel, Joel (Sandra), Michael, and David (Dolores). Grandfather of eight and great-grandfather of two. Brother of Walter and Toby. He was predeceased by siblings, Regina, Stanley, and Genevieve. Visitation Tuesday 1-8 p.m. at S.K. Schultz Funeral Home, 21705 Gratiot at 8½ Mile, Eastpointe. Funeral Mass Wednesday at St. Barnabas Catholic Church, Eastpointe, please call 586-775-2200 for Mass times. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Share memories at www.schultzfuneralhome.com.
EDGE SOPHIA ELIZABETH Age 2, passed away quietly at home May 11, 2012. She was born December 3, 2009. She is survived by her loving parents Brian and Erica; grandparents Fred and Sherry Cuffar, Sadi Edge, Robert, and Dee Edge; niece of Adam (Michelle Nunimaker) Cuffar, and Lisa (Vince) Hoyumpa; cousin to Emily, Zachary, Alexis, Jonah, Molly, and Ashton. Visitation will be Tuesday 2-9 p.m., Rosary at 7 p.m. at Edward Swanson & Son Funeral Home, 30351 Dequindre, Madison Heights, MI 48071 and Wednesday 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass 10 a.m. at National Shrine of the Little Flower, (Woodward Ave. at 12 Mile). In lieu of flowers, donations in Sophia's memory will be collected and distributed to several local charities. Visit online at www.edwardswansonand sonfuneralhome.com.
GORDON LILLY "AUNT DEE" Beloved wife of the late Jerry Gordon. Dear mother-in-law of Marsha Gordon. Devoted sister of Abba (Regina) Shapiro, Fay (Abraham) Brickner, and the late Yetta (the late Norman) Kagan and Bessie (the late Eddie) Wachlarz. Dearest grandmother of Stacie (Scott) Niskar. Also survived by nieces and nephews, Linda (the late John) Birdsong, Laura (Benjamin) Bryant, Marcie (Sheldon) Weinstein, Elise Brickner-Schulz (Gary), Susan Conway, Debra (Howard) Wander, Ronald (Karen) Brickner. Also survived by many loving great-nieces and nephews, and the wonderful caregivers from CAREMINDERS of West Bloomfield. GRAVESIDE SERVICES TUESDAY, 3 P.M. AT THE TEMPLE ISRAEL GARDENS OF BETH EL MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY IN LIVONIA. ARRANGEMENTS BY THE DORFMAN CHAPEL, (248) 406-6000 or visit www.thedorfmanchapel.com.
JULIAN GLEN MAXWELL A long time resident of Milford, died on May 12, 2012, at the age of 93. He was preceded in death by Elizabeth "Betty", his beloved wife in 1998, and is survived by his daughter, Kathy (Chuck) Finney of Milford; son, Ronald A. (Joyce) Julian; grandchildren, Daniel and Jennifer, sisters, Betty, Susie, and Nancy, and many nieces, nephews, and dear friends. A Funeral Service will be held at the Milford Presbyterian Church, 238 N. Main Street, Milford, on Tuesday, May 15, at 10 a.m., with The Rev. Anne Schaefer officiating. Burial will follow at Roseland Park Cemetery, Berkley. Friends may visit at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 404 E. Liberty, Milford, on Monday, May 14, 4-8 p.m., with a Vigil Service at 7 p.m. For further information please phone 248-684-6645 or visit www.LynchFuneralDirectors.com
KROLL BERNARD "BEN" Dad was called to the Lord on May 12 at age 84, after a quick bout with cancer, in Grand Rapids. Ben was preceded in death by wife Helen and son Randy, and is survived by son Michael (Diane), daughter Kathleen, grandchildren Jason, Adam, and Rachel. Ben served in the U.S. Marine Corps in Korea and China. In 1952, he married Helen and they raised three children in Detroit. A long-time employee of Taystee Bread Company, Ben was also very active with the Knights of Columbus, becoming Grand Knight of the Monsignor Hunt Council in Dearborn Heights. Visitation will be at Zaagman Memorial Chapel, 2800 Burton Street SE in Grand Rapids on Tuesday, May 15 from 6-8 p.m. Details forthcoming regarding the service at Zaagman Memorial Chapel. Private burial will be at the Catholic Shrine Cemetery, on Old US27 in Indian River, MI.