DeLAIR ARLENE Age 86, passed away peacefully on September 17, 2010. Beloved wife of Truman E. DeLair Sr. Loved and cherished by her devoted husband and 3 step children, Truman Jr., Karen and Susan. We will miss her dearly. Visitation 12:30p.m., Funeral Mass 1:30 p.m. Friday, September 24 at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 2150 Frieze Ave., Ann Arbor. In lieu of flowers donations may be to Alzheimer's Association.
DESIRA CHARLES JR. September 15, 2010. Beloved husband of Margaret. Dearest father of Dr. Richard (Lynda), Cheryl (John) Wallace, Linda (Michael) Thompson, Charles (Kimberly), John, and Christopher. Loving grandfather of Gaston, Domonique, Eden, Jason, Christina, Thomas, Allison, Michael, CJ, Anthony, and Zachary. Great-grandfather of Maylee. Dear brother of Rose Said and Joanne Krajewski. Memorial Mass 2:00 p.m. Saturday September 25, at St. Valentine Church, 25881 Dow, Redford. www.stanleyturowskifuneralhome.com
DOONAN MATHEW A. "MATT" Age 55, September 20, 2010. Beloved son of Glenn W. Doonan and the late Ruth M. Dear brother of Carolyn (James) Stuart and Mark W. Doonan. Uncle of Andrew D. (Melissa) Stuart and Kevin D. Stuart and great uncle of Liam J. Stuart. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Saturday September 25 at Our Lady of Victory Church, 133 Orchard Dr., Northville. Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Donations: Capuchin Soup Kitchen 1740 Mt. Elliot, Detroit, MI 48207; American Cancer Society.
DYER MARY KATHRYN September 21, 2010. Age 88. Resident of St. Clair Shores for 26 years and a native of Detroit. Loving wife of John for 60 years. Dearest mother of John E. (Theresa) Dyer and Kathleen (Robert) Ambrose. Grandmother of Steven Ambrose. Sister of the late John (Heidi) Evans of Ft. Lauderdale. Sister-in-law of Kenneth Dyer of Turlock, CA. Visitation Friday 3-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Vigil Service at the Arthur J. VanLerberghe Funeral Home, 30600 Harper, St. Clair Shores (between 12 and 13 Mile Rds.). In state Saturday 9:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Hope, St. Gertrude Campus with the Funeral Service at 10 a.m. Contributions to St. Vincent dePauls would be appreciated. Share memories at VanFuneral.com
ETTEMA MARILYN ZANDSTRA Age 88, of Holland, died Monday, September 20, 2010 at the Hospice House of Holland. Marilyn was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. John Ettema in 2004, and two siblings: Reverend Theodore Zandstra who passed away in 2005 and twin sister Evelyn Frobom who passed away in August, 2010. Marilyn moved to Holland from Allen Park, MI. in 1986 where Rev. Ettema served as the pastor, and joined Trinity Reformed Church where he served as calling pastor. Marilyn is survived by five children: James (wife: Elaine), Dale (wife: Elizabeth), Pamela (husband: Krishna), Michael, and Roger (wife: Janelle) and seven grandchildren and two step-grandchildren; sister-in-law, June Zandstra. Funeral services will be noon Saturday, September 25, 2010 at Trinity Reformed Church, 712 Apple Ave. Holland with Rev. Christopher De Graaf officiating. Burial will be in Graafschap Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Friday at Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home, 315 E. 16th St. Holland. Memorial contributions may be given to Evergreen Commons or Hospice of Holland. www.langelandsterenberg.com
FARMER PEGGY A. of Howell, Michigan Age 80, passed away September 17, 2010. Peggy was born on May 6, 1930 in Highland Park to Robert and Fannie (Pettigrew) Watson. Survivors include her children Nancy (Jack) Dubay, and Jane (Ron) Carter-Brown, her grandchildren Jack (Ann) Dubay, Tim (Lisa) Dubay and Hayley Dubay, three great grandchildren, her sister Marge (Jim) Dillon and 4 nieces and nephews. Peggy is preceded in death by her husband Bill, and her sister Jane. A Simple Farewell will be held Friday September 24 at 5:30 p.m. at St. John Episcopal Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to St. John's Episcopal Church in Howell. Envelopes will be available at service. Please leave a Message of Comfort to Peggy's family by calling 877-231-7900, or sign her guestbook at www.borekjennings.com.
FREDERICK MELVIN W. Age 86, September 21, 2010. Predeceased by his beloved wife Rosalind. Dearest brother of Jeanette Neu (Jesse Ballew), Sherlock (Teresa) and Aurey (Carol), the late Wesley and the late Edward. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. He was the Checkers Champion at Sunrise of Vernior. Visitation Thursday 5-9 p.m. and Friday 1-9 p.m. at Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home, 16300 Mack, Grosse Pointe Park. In state Saturday 10:30 a.m. until time of funeral at 11 a.m. at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 20338 Mack, Grosse Pointe Woods. Entombment at Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont, Pennsylvania. Memorial contributions to Christ the King Lutheran Church building fund. Light a candle and share a memory at www.verheyden.com.
GALANTY SHIRLEY ANN September 20, 2010. Beloved wife of the late Joseph. Dearest mother of Mark (Christine), Kelly (Duane) Malinowski, Gary (Shelly), Alan (Diane), Joel (Suzanne), Robin (John) Solak, and Donna (Richard) Jewula. Loving Busia of Heather, Matthew, Steven, Duane Joseph, Holly, Dominic, Victoria, David, Patrick, Joseph, Robert, Allison, Abigail, Michael, Johnny, Sophia, Jason, Shane, and Nicholas. Dear sister of Thomas Hojnacki, Daniel Hojnacki, Sherrin Smith, Deborah Hale, and the late James Hojnacki. Shirley was a dance choreographer/instructor for 52 years for P.R.C.U.A. and other organizations. Family will receive friends Wednesday 5-8 p.m. and Thursday 1-8 p.m. with prayers 7 p.m. at Stanley Turowski Funeral Home, 25509 W. Warren, Dearborn Hgts. In state 10 a.m. Friday at St. Linus Church until time of Mass 10:30 a.m. Share expressions of sympathy at www.stanleyturowskifunerahome.com.
GARAGIOLA LEONA Age 85. September 21, 2010. Beloved wife of the late Louis. Loving mother of Harold (Geraldine) and Ken (Marge). Proud grandmother of Robert (Cynthia), David (Michelle), Harold Jr., and five great-grand-children. Dear sister of Helen Ganocy, Fanny Blanda, Marie Ternowski, Caroline Ternowski and dear brother of Frank Russo. Visitation Friday 4-8 p.m. with Scripture Service at 6:00 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). In state Saturday 9:30 a.m. at St. Malachy Catholic Church, 14115 14 Mile Road (between Schoenherr and Hayes) until 10:00 a.m. Mass. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guestbook" at WujekCalcaterra.com
GAVIN ELEANOR September 20, 2010. Loving wife of the late Ralph. Dear mother of Dan (Diane), Thomas (Elaine) and John (Jacqueline). Sister of Sabina Roeske. Also survived by 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Resting at L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, 7707 Middlebelt Rd. (at Ann Arbor Trail) Thursday 3:30-9 p.m. Rosary 7 p.m. In state Friday 10 a.m. at St. Sabina Catholic Church, 25605 Ann Arbor Trail (east of Beech Daly) until time of Mass at 10:30 a.m. Memorial contributions to St. Sabina Catholic Church would be appreciated. Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at griffinfuneralhome.com
GIBSON HELEN G. (NEE CLOVER) Age 92, of Fraser. Beloved wife of the late Joseph. Survived by sisters, Marcie Hasenauer-Chase, Mildred Smith and Frances Slabaugh; sister-in-law, Thelma Clover and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by seven brothers and five sisters. Visitation Friday from 3-9 p.m. at Kaul Funeral Home, 27830 Gratiot Avenue, Roseville and on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass 10 a.m at St. Donald Catholic Church,16300 Twelve Mile Road, Roseville. Share a memory with the family at www.kaulfuneralhome.com.
GOULD ROBERT S. Age 84, of Whispering Pines, NC, passed away September 22, 2010. Beloved husband of the late Shirley. Loving father of Dana (Bill) Mulder and Diane (Ed) Belleba. Adored grandfather of Meredith, Lucy, Billy, Alex and Jeffrey. Visitation Friday from 5-6 p.m. with a service beginning at 6 p.m. at Casterline Funeral Home, Inc. 122 W. Dunlap, Northville. Contributions appreciated to Moore Coalition for Human Care, 1500 W. Indiana Ave, Southern Pines, NC 28387.
GRABLE KENNETH D. "KEN" Age 53 of Clarkston died September 20, 2010. Beloved son of Phylis Grable of Canton and Dale Grable of Clarkston; Loving twin brother of Kerin Grable; Dear brother of Craig Grable, Carla (John) Young, Tamara Lissner, Terry (Jennifer) Grable, Michael (Shelly) Grable, Don (Peggy) Sharp, Linda Sharp, and Ron Olsen; also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Funeral Service will be held Saturday, September 25, 2010 11:00 a.m. at St. Trinity Lutheran Church (7925 Sashabaw Road) with visitation prior at 10:00 a.m. Family will receive friends Thursday 5-9 p.m. and Friday 2-9 p.m. at COATS FUNERAL HOME, WATERFORD. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Trinity Lutheran Church. Private condolence to the family go to www.CoatsFuneralHome.com/Obituaries
GRIFFITH INA A. Beloved mother of Paul Griffith and James Griffith. Dearest sister of Mary Elenore Phillips, the late Louise Sylvester, the late Evelyn Sneddon, and the late Harold Easton. Also survived by two grandchildren, three great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Mrs Griffith was married to the late William Griffith for 24 years. She worked at Ford Motor Company for 10 years before having 2 children. After raising her children she returned to work for the National Education Development and Training Center (Ford U.A.W.) for 22 years of work which she enjoyed very much. Visitation Friday 12-8 p.m. at Weise Funeral Home, 7210 Park Ave., Allen Park (313 382-1150). Please see our online obituary/guestbook at www.weisefuneralhome.com
GUIDICE MARY ANN, M.D. 65, Ridgway, PA passed away at home on Sat. Sept. 18, 2010. She was born May 5, 1945 in Hershey, PA, the daughter of the late Albert W. and Evelyn M. Cramer Umberger. She is survived by her husband of 32 years, Gerald, daughter, Dana, and mother-in-law, Rose. A dedicated Neurologist, Dr. Guidice practiced for several decades in the Metro Detroit area and was a founding advisor to the Michigan Head Injury Alliance (BIAMI). A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 2nd at Noon in the auditorium at St. John Macomb Hospital located in Warren, MI. Officiating will be Chaplain Madalyn Woodruff.
HAMILL WILLIAM F. September 21, 2010. Age 70 of Garden City. Beloved husband of Katherine. Dear Father of Franklin (Karen), Sandra (Tom) Miller, William (Jennifer) and Charles (Marianne). Brother of five and loving grandfather of seven. Also survived by num-erous nieces and nephews. Funeral service Friday 4 p.m. at Uht Funeral Home, 35400 Glenwood Rd., Westland. Visitation Friday 9:30 a.m. 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to American Diabetes Assoc. or Michigan Humane Society appreciated. Please visit and send condolences at www.uhtfh.com
HICKS MADLYN M. Beloved mother of Nancy Rahrig (Harold), Mary Ellen Newlin (Roger) and Susan Hicks. Dear sister of Audrey Lee Keblaitis (Edward). Also survived by five grandchildren and one great granddaughter. Memorial Mass Friday 10 a.m. at St. Anselm Catholic Church in Dearborn Heights (Outer Drive between Ford Rd. and Warren Ave.). Arrangements by the Dearborn Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 1-313-561-1500.
HINMAN JOHN M. September 19, 2010 Age 49. Loving father of Angela. Adored son of Donald and Joanne Hinman. Beloved brother of Deborah (Peter) Sardo, Michael, Shari (Robert) Parsons, and James (Kathy). Predeceased by his brother Jeffrey. Also survived by his sister-in-law Jan. Memorial contributions in John's honor would be appreciated to the American Heart Association. Funeral arrangements handeled by Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guestbook" at WujekCalcaterra.com
HOWORS STEPHANIE B. September 21, 2010, age 92. Beloved wife of the late Joseph. Sister of the late Leopold (the late Rosalie) Madejczyk. Cousin of Eva (Chris) Brockmiller. Dear friend of Mary Ellen (the late Karl) Yokie. Aunt of Ronald (Doris) Marceau, Marilyn Brennan, Leopold (Judy) Madejczyk and Christine (Norman) Andrews. Also survived by cousins Esther Madejczyk, Edward Madejczyk and many cousins in Poland. Funeral Mass 11:00 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 16101 Rotunda, Dearborn. (In state at church 10:30 a.m.). Visitation 3-8 p.m. Friday at the Dearborn Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 22546 Michigan Ave. Rosary 7 p.m. Friday. Memorials to Angela Hospice. www.howepeterson.com
IRMA SR. MARY (Helen Fabiszak) September 22, 2010, age 91 Funeral Mass 10:30 am Friday following the Translation Service at 10:00 am with Prayers at 10:15 am at the Felician Convent, 36800 Schoolcraft, Livonia. Viewing at the Convent Thursday 1-8 pm. Arrangements by the Dearborn Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home (313) 561-1500. Memorials may be made to the Felician Sisters Retirement Fund. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.