Obituaries

Dickey, Cecil Humphries

Published on October 18, 2017

Cecil Humphries Dickey age 80, died Sunday October 8, 2017 at the Waltonwood at Lakeside Assisted Living Facility in Sterling Heights, Michigan. Cecil was born June 19, 1937 in Tampa, Florida the son of the late Enos Izear Dickey and the late Mary Elizabeth (nee: Humphries) Dickey. Cecil was raised in Sylvania Georgia and attended Screven County High School. At the young age of 17 Cecil joined the United States Marine Corps where he would serve with distinction for over 21 years. Cecil joined the USMC in June of 1954 and was Honorably discharged from active duty September of 1975 achieving the rank of Master Sergeant. During his initial deployments with the Marine Corps in 1956 as part of Admiral Eckstrom's security detail for NATO, a young Cecil would meet and fall in love with a young Italian girl. Her name was Mafalda who could not speak English, also Cecil could not speak Italian... however during the USO dance in Naples, Italy the two danced and fell in love letting the language barrier work itself out. The couple married in December of 1957 and with Cecil's military traveling to different posts around the world and country the couple began a journey through life together. As a young Marine Cecil played football for the All Marine Football team and even tried out with the Baltimore Colts Professional Football team. Cecil was a physical specimen who was known for his true strength and muscle mass. While in Vietnam he assembled a workout gym and was the director for intramural sports. Cecil athleticism continued into his senior years as he re-found body building and put many hours lifting at the gym. Cecil served during the Vietnam War as a Crew Chief with the Marine Helicopter CH-46A Squadron 265 based in Da Nang. It was while serving as a crew chief that Sergeant Dickey was awarded the Gold Star in lieu of his seventh Air Medal, (he would earn 2 more). An Air Medal is awarded for 20 flights into a combat zone, therefore Sergeant Dickey attained more than 180 missions into a combat zone. During his combat service Sergeant Dickey would receive many recognitions, accolades, and awards including, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Navy Occupation Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, a Presidential Unit Citation signed by President Johnson, a Combat Action Ribbon, the Meritorious Mast, and the Purple Heart for wounds suffered while in flight over the DMZ. Following his military service Cecil retired from the Naval Air Station in Millington Tennessee. He became the manager of the Olive Branch Country Club in Mississippi, a short lived position before joining Cadillac Guage. Eventually with the help of a friend returned to the Department of Defense working within TACOM. Cecil was the Branch Chief in the maintenance department achieving a level GS-13 position before retiring in 1997. Retirement was never a word Cecil really cared for, he lived his life filled with activity and excitement. To say Cecil lived a colorful life would be an understatement. He cherished his 1969 Chevy Nova with a big block engine, and went on to drag race it at the Lapeer Dragway. He also found time to return to the workforce as a truck driver hauling steel locally. He was truly a selfless man who consistently put others before himself. Following the death of his wife, Cecil tried to give of himself daily by way of his time, money, or efforts helping others. He donated time to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen and Capuchin Fathers, he also helped within his Catholic Church, St. Lucy, with assistance during the MCREST shelter program. Cecil loved big red trucks and eventually bought one with a car hauler. Over time he assisted many folks with moving their vehicles and goods from one location to another. During his lifetime Cecil was a member of the Moose Lodge 901 in Raleigh, Tennessee and also a lifetime member of the Masons, lastly the Utica-Macomb Masonic Lodge #64. Cecil enjoyed the company of others, sharing a drink and a good story, however no story could match his own of the times spent with his fellow Marines. Cecil loved his country and fellow patriots. He believed God, Country, Corps and family, as his paramount guide and foundation in life... Semper Fidelis! Cecil Humphries Dickey was the beloved husband of the late Mafalda Dickey, and the loving father of Patricia O'Blenes (Ken Kane). He was predeceased by al his siblings, the late Albert Dickey, Myrtice Pinckney, James Curtis Dickey, William Ward Dickey, and Enos Douglas Dickey. Cecil is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, family members, and dear friends including his Marine Corps Comrades. Visitation for Cecil will be Wednesday from 3:30-9 ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,pm at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 1/2 Mile Road). Mr. Dickey will lie in state Thursday 9:30am at St. Lucy Catholic Church in St. Clair Shores, until the time of the Funeral Mass 10am. Celebrating the Funeral Liturgy will be Reverend Fr. Michael Loyson. Entombment will follow in Resurrection Cemetery. Memorial donations are appreciated to Alzheimer's Association, www.alz.org or Wounded Warriors Project, www.woundedwarriorproject.org Please share memories of Cecil at his memory book above.

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Green, Michael Robert

Published on August 30, 2017

59 year old Michael Robert Green of St. Clair Shores, MI, made his final journey on this Earth to meet the Lord on August 18, 2017. Michael had been battling cancer for over a year with an incredible will to live each day to the fullest. The last while was spent remembering and reflecting on his full life with his beautiful wife of 28 years, Colleen, and his three children, Corinne, Christopher and Clayton. Michael was first a son to his wonderful parents, Robert and Donna (Grandma Duck Duck) Green. As Michael grew in his parents’ image, he also lost his father to cancer. His mother was a care giver of both Michael and his father to the end. As a close family, Michael’s brother, Dan, and two sisters, Jane and Ginger, always spent time together hunting, fishing, cooking, and celebrating with each other. Michael was passionate about his loves – good food, good friends, good family, and good times, especially at Houghton Lake. He spent his life giving as a teacher, mentor, scout, uncle, father and husband. One of his most incredible talents was to make beautiful culinary art, wood carvings, and ice carvings out of the simplest of resources. He travelled the world competing as a culinary artist, yet still found time to share his talents with everyone around him on all occasions. Regardless of the capacity in which you knew Michael, he was always serious about making the world a better place so his children would be safe and loved in his arms. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to Mike Green Memorial at Cole Canoe Base (Checks to MCC please), 1356 East Greenwood Rd., Alger, MI or Michigan Crossroads Council Great Lakes Field Service Center, 1776 W. Warren Ave., Detroit, MI, in Michael's honor. Michael’s memorial will be held: September 16, 2017 Drop in anytime between 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm The Pier Park 350 Lake Shore Rd. Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan 48236 Dress is business casual. Upon arrival at the park, please inform the guard that you are there for Michael Green's memorial. We have reserved both the boathouse and the pavilion for an informal memorial reception to honor Michael. Hors d'oeuvres and non-alcoholic beverages will be served. Please RSVP to Corinne Brandner by September 6, 2017 if possible. Either call/text 763-710-0918 or email ckgreen@mtu.edu. Please reference Michael's Caring Bridge site for updates on his memorial (www.caringbridge.org/visit/michaelgreen3). If you would like to contribute memories to be shared at the memorial, please post them on the caring bridge site.

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DiPace, Mary (Cricchio)

Published on August 9, 2017

DiPace, Mary E. (nee Cricchio), Born on January 15, 1927, passed away at the age of 90 on July 31, 2017. Mary loved being with her children and had many happy memories watching them grow up into fine adults. She had many fun times with dear relatives and friends. Mary enjoyed bus trips from the Italian American Cultural Center and several other groups to casinos, luncheons, other entertainments and especially operas. She also enjoyed walking, trivia, travel, watching Jeopardy and all the old movies from the earlier years. Beloved wife of the late Richard. Dear mother of Diane (Michael) Grajewski, David (Mary), Darryl (Susan) and the late Ricky. Loving grandmother of four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Therese Rocheleau, the late Mary Anne (Don) Davidson, the late Angela (Joe) Tringali, the late Carmen (Albert) Paolantonio and the late Joe (Grace) Cricchio. Also survived by many beloved nieces and a nephew. Cremation has taken place. Memorial Visitation 2:30 to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, August 13, 2017 at Gendernalik Funeral Home, 35259 23 Mile, New Baltimore. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favorite charity in Mary's name. gendernalikfh.com

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SPITZER, JO-ED

Published on July 12, 2017

SPITZER, Jo-Ed, 76, of Auburn Hills, Michigan, passed away June 28, 2017. He was born in Detroit, Michigan on June 28, 1941. Jo graduated from college to receive his masters in teaching. He was married to Arleen Spitzer in April of 1996 and they were happily married for over 20 years until her passing in 2016. Jo-Ed was a teacher in the Rochester School District for 36 years and loved teaching every one of his students until he retired in 2006. After his retirement, he continued teaching art and jewelry classes at West Middle School in the evenings thru the Rochester community programs. He also was a part of the Arts and Apples event in Rochester for many years and his students won many awards in jewelry making and art. Jo was a lifetime member of the Rochester Hills Lions Club and held many positions on the board. He was very active in the community with this Club and worked with the Leader Dogs for the Blind, White Cane Week and was always helping so many people in the community through the Lions Club. Jo had a passion for his family, friends, animals, reading, art and history. He was a very creative, intelligent and kind man who would do anything for anyone. Jo-Ed is survived by his children Lynette Rose (Kurt) Douglas, Jon Scott (Kelly) Spitzer, John (Laura) Riley and Mike (Mary) Riley; his grandchildren Jessica, Brandon, Scotty, Nikki, Shannon, Michael, Brooke, Erin, Grace, and Katie; his siblings Dwight (Anne) Spitzer and Dean Spitzer; his brother in law Kenneth Novack; and his niece Lanie Novack. A Memorial Gathering will be held Friday, July 14th, from 5:30-7 PM with a Memorial Service beginning at 7 PM at Pixley Funeral Home, 322 W. University Dr., Rochester, MI. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Leader Dogs for the Blind, P.O. Box 5000, Rochester, MI. www.pixleyfuneral.com

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Diederich, Darwin

Published on July 5, 2017

Diederich, Darwin Donald April 23, 1934- November 6, 2017 Darwin Donald Diederich, a loving husband, and caring dad passed away on November 6, 2016. He is survived by his wife Norma and his four children, Jeff, Jennifer, Janine and Greg. He is loved and missed by all. He was known for his competitive spirit, his fun-loving nature, and his feisty personality. Darwin retired from General Motors after a long career. He lived most of his life in Michigan, with his final days spent in Las Vegas. At his passing, Darwin was grandfather to eight, great-grandfather to seven. A Memorial Service will be held: July 7, 2017 10:00 am at the Great Lakes National Cemetery, 4200 Belford Road, Holly, MI 48442 (248) 328-0612 with a lunch following at 11:00 am at the Blackthorn Pub, 105 S. Saginaw St., Holly, MI 48422 (248) 369-8714

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Forbes, Ralph E.

Published on June 28, 2017

Forbes, Ralph E., of Royal Oak, passed away Friday, June 9, 2017, at the age of 79. He was born on February 26, 1938, in Windsor, Ontario, to Kenneth and Helen Forbes. Beloved husband of Rita. Dearest father of Katie (Joe) Premo, Ruth (Bob) Dannels, Dee (Dave) Miller, Randy (Yvonne) Forbes, Arthur (Bonnie) Hennessey, Kathleen (Jason) Miller, and Daniel (Edward) Carter. Loving grandfather of 20 and great grandfather of 16. Dear brother of Ruth (Arthur) Hammerschmidt, Ron Forbes, and Rick (Jodie) Forbes. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, and friends. Preceded in death by his grandson, Jesse Dannels and his brother Ross Forbes. Friends and family will gather Saturday, July 1, 2017 from 12 p.m. until the 1:30 p.m. Memorial Service at the Wasik Funeral Home Inc., 11470 Thirteen Mile Road (West of Hoover) Warren. Memorial Donations may be made to: The Ralph E. Forbes Memorial Fund-https://www.gofundme.com/ralph-e-forbes-memorial-fund. Expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.wasikfuneralhome.com

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DUPREE; BETTY SUE

Published on June 7, 2017

Betty Sue McLemore Dupree, 85, of Spartanburg, SC and formerly of West Bloomfield, MI, passed away on Monday, May 22, 2017, at Eden Terrace-Spartanburg. Born November 5, 1931, she was the daughter of the late John Bundy McLemore and Ina Waters McLemore and widow of Robert Bertram Dupree. A native of Duncan, SC, she and Robert lived in Michigan for 34 years and retired to Spartanburg in 1988. While in Michigan, Sue attended classes at Oakland University, Farmington Hills, MI, and Michigan State University. Sue was elected and served as West Bloomfield Township Clerk from 1968-1988 and was a member of the Board of Directors of Henry Ford Hospital-West Bloomfield. She was the honored recipient of the Michigan Minute Man Award from Governor William Milliken for the Survival Guide she wrote which was subsequently distributed by the local newspaper to every household after a tornado struck her community. She also helped organize and was president of the West Bloomfield Symphony Orchestra. While in Spartanburg she was appointed to the Mary Black Foundation Board of Directors and the Museum of Arts Board of Directors and was a faithful member of Bethel United Methodist Church. Survivors include her grandson, Alex Robert Dupree of Royal Oak, MI; and sister, Josephine Ramsey of Lexington, SC. In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by a son, Michael Robert Dupree; and sisters, Clara Hernandez, Jennifer Trotta and Bernice Bennett. A memorial service will be conducted at 4:30 PM Friday, July 7, 2017, at Floyd’s Greenlawn Chapel, 2075 E. Main St., Spartanburg, SC 29307, by Associate Minister, Tod Alexander. Private burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, 1300 Fernwood-Glendale Rd., Spartanburg, SC 29307. Memorials may be made to the Lutheran Hospice at www.lutheranhospice.org; or the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org/donate. An online guest register is available at www.floydmortuary.com Floyd’s North Church Street Chapel

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Wilson, Virginia

Published on May 17, 2017

Wilson, Virginia, age 87; a long time resident of the Southfield area, passed away Wednesday, the 26th of April, at an adult extended care home. Virginia was born July 11, 1929, in Detroit, Michigan. She graduated from Northern High School and furthered her education at Wayne State University, earning college credits in the field of Accounting. Virginia was employed by the Internal Revenue Service for over 35 years, where she received numerous promotions and awards. Virginia was employed as the Chief of the Payroll Division for both In-House and Overseas Operations, where she worked until her retirement in 1993. Virginia loved tending to her garden, socializing, singing, playing keno, curling up with a good book, had an award winning smile and a compassion for helping others. She is survived by her son, David Wilson (Yvonne); daughters Valerie Wilson-Rayford and Vanessa Gray (Norman); several grandchildren, and a host of relatives and friends. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to go towards research to help find a cure for Alzheimer’s. Gifts in memory of Virginia’s name may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Michigan Chapter, 25200 Telegraph Road, Suite 100, Southfield, Michigan, 48033. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

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Squires, Gary Michael

Published on April 26, 2017

Gary Michael Squires, age 66, passed away suddenly, April 2,2017, at his home in Hayward, California. Formally from Ferndale, he graduated from Ferndale High in 1968. He went onto Oakland University where he graduated with a Masters degree in teaching. He moved out to the San Francisco Bay area 30 years ago. He was the loving son of Elridge M. and Lois Jean Squires (Koppelman). Both deceased. He is survived by his loving husband Jacob Monte of Hayward, California. He also leaves behind two loving brothers Steven R. Squires of Ferndale and Jeffrey B. Squires(Kerrie) of Rochester Hills, formally from Ferndale. Gary will be cremated at the Holly Angels Sorenson Chapel in Hayward, California.

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STITH; MARLENE LEE

Published on April 26, 2017

Marlene "Ma" Lee Stith died at age 72 in her home in Utica, Michigan on April 17, 2017. Her memories will live on through her son, Brian and his friend Kim and her sons; her daughter Amy and her husband, Darren and their two children Amber and Austin and close family friend, Bobby. Marlene has three great-grand children Aliana, Annaliese and Mason; her brother Bob and his two daughters and their families. Marlene retired from Ford Motor Company after 30 years of dedicated service. Her genuine kindness and unflinching honesty earned her the nickname "Ma." Marlene's energetic presence and love of life and laughter will be sorely missed by all those blessed enough to have known her. She had so many different passions but the one that always filled her heart was her love for her children, grand-children and great-grand children. Her life is one worthy of celebration. Marlene will be forever loved and missed.

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JOHNSON; WILLIAM (BILL)

Published on April 19, 2017

William (Bill) Johnson (86 yrs.) passed away on April 12, 2017. Bill was born September 9, 1930 in Iola, WI to Clarence and Verna Johnson. He was a resident of Hazel Park, MI. Bill was preceded in death by his daughter Lynne. He is survived by his wife Virginia (Ginger), his four living children (Jeff, Janet, John and Jody), 14 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Bill lived for the Lord while he was alive and now is in the presence of Jesus. A memorial service will be held at Highland Park Baptist Church in Southfield, MI, on Saturday, April 22 at 11 a.m.

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BURKE; SYLVIA M.

Published on March 29, 2017

Sylvia M Burke (Chaplin) was Born June 8, 1932, in Coventry England, died March 20, 2017 at the age of 84 surrounded by her loving family. She immigrated to the Detroit area in the early 50's where she started a family. She was a homemaker and later a technical illustrator for various automotive job shops in the Detroit area. She loved animals, books and traveling around the country with her late husband, Roland Burke. She is preceded in death by her son, Bryan K Marsland, her husband Roland L Burke, and her brother Lewis Chaplin. She is survived by her daughter, Stella J Jay, grandchildren, Sarah E Antenor, John B Jay, Peter D Jay, her great grandchild Nouelle E Antenor and her sister Joyce Barton. The family has made personal arrangements.

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Heinrich, Jean

Published on March 1, 2017

Jean Heinrich, age 84 of St. Clair Shores, passed away February 20, 2017. She was the beloved wife of the late Anthony. Loving mother of Pam Sudz and the late Greg (Debbie) Heinrich. Dear grandmother of Brad Sudz and Rachael (Patrick) Parrinello. Great-grandmother of Rebecca Parrinello and Vinny Parrinello. Dear sister of Brenda (Ted) Bott. Aunt of Dawn McGuinness. Great-aunt of Jaymie McGuinness. Jean was predeceased by her siblings Robert Couvillon, Evelyn Haswell and Gary (Barb) Couvillon. Funeral services were entrusted to Kaul Funeral Home, Roseville. Please share a memory with Jean's family at www.kaulfuneralhome.com

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PP Obit - Darlene Fay Hall

Published on February 22, 2017

Hall, Darlene Fay Darlene Fay Hall, age 67 of Royal Oak, left this world on February 16, 2017 after a long battle against a difficult illness. Beloved daughter of the late Richard and Dorothy Hall, born August 6, 1949 in Highland Park. She was the owner of Miniature Makers’ Workshop, a popular place for miniature enthusiasts on Woodward Avenue in Royal Oak. The store was a lifelong dream come true, combining her love of dollhouses and her business acumen, and made every day a joy for Darlene and the many customers she welcomed. At Miniature Makers’ she made “Mini”-adventures come true. Darlene was a lifelong musician and in her earlier years was the lead singer of a band, The Travelers. Her passion for music was rivaled only by her passion for cooking. Her recipes reflected her family’s diverse roots; making soul food as easily as Korean staples, for her family and friends. Darlene is the dear mother of Amanda (Andre) Guanco of Royal Oak and Rebecca Kinney of Detroit. She is the loving grandmother to Archer 13 and Cresslin 4. She is also survived by her boyfriend, Jerry Glowzinski. The family will receive friends 2-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21 at Kinsey-Garrett Funeral Home, 420 S. Lafayette, Royal Oak. Celebration of life 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the National Organization for Rare Disorders or the American Diabetes Association.

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Meirow; Thomas

Published on February 15, 2017

Meirow, Thomas: Following a fierce battle with lung cancer, Thomas Meirow, 54, of St. Clair Shores passed away on February 1st, while surrounded by his loving family. The owner of Supreme Floor Covering, Tom was a proud local businessman and an active community member. He served as a member of the Lac Ste Clair Kiwanis and was an annual supporter of the Harper Charity Cruise. A dedicated family man, Tom loved to spend time with his family boating, playing yard games, and simply enjoying life. He is survived by his beloved wife Dawn Meirow; his son Christopher Meirow and wife Maddie; his son Kyle Perenchio; and his son Anthony Perenchio and wife Olivia. He is also survived by his sister Kim Meirow; his brother Rick Meirow and wife Ericka; his sister Tammy King and her husband Larry; as well as several loved nieces and nephews. Tom wished to be remembered in celebration and joy. In lieu of a funeral, the family will host a “Celebration of Tom's Life” on Friday, February 10th at 6 Pm. The celebration will be held at Lakeland Manor 26211 Harper Ave in St. Clair Shores , MI .

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Robinson; Eugene

Published on February 15, 2017

Eugene Robinson, age 90, passed away peacefully on January 26, 2017. He was born on July 25, 1926 and spent his career as an entrepreneur business owner. Eugene is survived by his daughter Jean (Robert) Umbel. Grandchildren Tabitha Sisk, Robert Umbel Jr., Gena (Deno) Martin, Barb Meijers and Chris Robinson. Great Grandchildren Autumn (Jay) Robinson, Evan Sisk, Aric (Rachel) Sisk, Eden Wegner, Bryan Peregord, Felicia Davy and T.J. Kolb. Great-great grandchildren Caleb, Gavin, Barrett, Abram, Trisity, Tucker, Macie and Amiah. He was proceeded in death by wife, Edith Robinson, son, Daniel Robinson and daughter Louise Louks. Memorial service will he held on February 25, 2017 at 2:00 pm at DeCarlo in Warren.

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Caradonna, Frances nee Taravella

Published on February 8, 2017

Frances Caradonna nee Taravella, 77, passed away January 26,2017. She was preceded in death by her loving parents Angelo and Grace Taravella; loving husband Dominic; and siblings: Louis (Gloria) Taravella, Andrew (Sharon) Taravella, Angelo Taravella, and Christine (Frank) Adranga. Frances is survived by siblings: Joseph (Charlotte) Taravella, Johnny Taravella, Sophie (the late Adrian) Gagnon, Josephine (Robert) Gale, Philip (Gail) Taravella, Grace (the late Edward) Kisell, and Sammie (Linda) Taravella; and many nieces and nephews. The family asks for donations to the Alzheimer’s Association. Visitation, Sunday, January 29, from 3-8 p.m. at Kaul Funeral Home, 35201 Garfield, Clinton Twp. Funeral Mass, Monday, January 30, at 11:00 a.m. (instate 10:30 a.m.) at St. Ephrem Church, 38900 Dodge Park, Sterling Heights. www.kaulfuneralhome.com

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Shaw, Elizabeth Anne

Published on January 11, 2017

Grosse Pointe, MI, resident Elizabeth Anne Shaw passed away peacefully Saturday morning, Dec. 31, 2016, at her home in Grosse Pointe Park. Born Elizabeth Stranathan in Chicago, IL, “Lib” (as she was lovingly known by her family and friends) was an elementary school teacher and a guidance counselor in Columbus, OH, who later received her PhD from The Ohio State University and went on to be a principal at The Miami Valley School in Dayton, and eventually a superintendent at a K-8 school in Wycoff, NJ. She retired in Grosse Pointe and will be laid to rest in Pleasant City, OH, where her parents had a small apple farm. Lib is survived by her son William David Shaw and his wife Elise Hofer Shaw, as well as her granddaughter Emma Anne Shaw, who live in Chicago.

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Dunn, Mary S.

Published on December 28, 2016

In Memoriam Jeffery M. Dunn who passed away suddenly on November 24, 2016. Loving devoted father of Cassidy, Kerrigan and Kirsten, caring grandfather of Grace, and loving son of Susan and the late Jerry Dunn. Dear brother of Jennifer (Douglas) Wagner both of whom he respected and admired. Jeff is also survived by three nieces and a nephew for whom he had great fondness. Jeffery will be greatly missed by family and friends.

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Hoehner, James Arnold

Published on December 21, 2016

In Memorium JAMES ARNOLD HOEHNER April 24, 1935-October 31, 2016 James A. Hoehner formerly of Rochester Hills, Michigan, left us to be with the Lord in the presence of his wife, Sharon, at his residence in Scottsdale, Arizona on Monday, October 31, 2016. He was 81. Jim was born in Detroit, Michigan to Edmund and Rose Hoehner. He attended Walled Lake High School where he excelled in baseball, basketball, and football and was his class vice-president. After serving in the U.S. Army in Panama, South America, he returned in 1959 to marry Sharon Ann Hess of Kankakee, Illinois. Jim went on to graduate from Valparaiso University with a BA in business administration and accounting. For most of his career he worked as a Financial Analyst for Ford New Holland. Jim and Sharon were faithful members of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Rochester, Michigan where Jim served in numerous capacities. Jim will always be remembered as a quiet, humble, sincere, and loving husband and father. He was devoted to providing for and raising his two sons. He loved his family with a quiet and sturdy strength that gave them the kind of freedom in life that comes from knowing you are unshakably loved. He was a life-long lover of sports and coached his son’s baseball teams whenever he had the opportunity. He loved to play golf and was a devoted Detroit Tigers fan. He was a model of kindness, gentleness, and patience to all who knew him Jim is survived by his wife of 57 years, Sharon, now living in Scottsdale, Arizona, two sons, Paul Hoehner and his wife Sheryl of Millersville, MD and Thomas Hoehner and his wife Sydney of Scottsdale AZ, his brother Richard Hoehner, and five grandchildren, Christian, Timothy, Carolyn, Colton, and Christopher. His ashes will be interned at a future date at Great Lakes National Veterans Cemetery in Holly, MI. There will be no immediate services at the wishes of his wife.

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Floyed, Jeffrey

Published on December 21, 2016

Jeffrey (Jeff) Floyed formerly of Rochester HIlls, died unexpectedly in El Paso, TX on December 12, 2016 at the age of 55. Jeff was the beloved husband to his wife, Genevieve; loving father to his children, Jennifer, Brian, and Kevin & stepson, Connor. Jeff is survived by his brother, Joe (Lynn); sisters, Carolyn Bond & Wanda (Jim) Ressler; also survived by many nieces and nephews; aunts, uncles, and cousins, who he all loved deeply. Jeff was a proud retired Sergeant from the Rochester Fire Department that loved life, helping people, his community, and most importantly, his family. He always had a welcoming smile on his face, always had a joke or story to tell, and made everyone feel like a friend. A memorial will be held on an undetermined date.

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Barbara A. Suchyta

Published on December 7, 2016

Barbara A. Suchyta, 92, of Southfield, Michigan passed away Friday evening, November 25, 2016 at Tawas Village in East Tawas, Michigan with family by her side. Barbara was born October 3, 1924 in Detroit, Michigan to the late James and Beatrice (Papoy) Petro. She married John Suchyta in 1961 and he preceded her in death. Barbara was a secretary at Oak Park Schools in the special education department retiring in 1984. She was a former member of the Church of the Transfiguration after St. Beatrice Catholic Church closed. Barbara enjoyed collecting figurines of many types and fine crystal, and also enjoyed playing pinochle. Barbara is survived by daughter, Laura (William) Berk of East Tawas; step-daughter, Patricia Schultz of St. Clair Shores; granddaughter, Rochelle (Earl) Smith of Imlay City, Michigan; step-grandsons, Mark Schultz and Anthony Kowalski; great-grandchildren, Heather Smith and Joseph Smith; sister, Midge (Bert) Plumbley of Traverse City, Michigan; and numerous nieces and nephews. According to Barbara’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial mass will be held at 10 a.m. December 12 , 2016 at Church of the Transfiguration, 25225 Code Rd, Southfield, MI 48033. Barbara’s family will greet family and friends at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of mass. Inurnment will follow in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Southfield, Michigan with her husband, John in a private ceremony. Online condolences may be offered at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com

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Rose Marie Bussiere

Published on December 7, 2016

Rose Marie Bussiere (Nee Rajala) born December 26, 1929 entered in to internal life with Our Lord Jesus on November 26, 2016. Formerly of Hazel Park & Paradise, Michigan (Wife of the Late Joseph Eli Bussiere) mother of Bruce (Brenda), Crystal Skelton (Steve), Barry (Donna), Jennifer Hanna (Tariq), survived by several Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren, Brother Benjamin Rajala of Paradise, Sister Marie Pyonk (Leo) of Madison Heights. Along with her love & spending time with her husband and 4 children, family & friends, she loved serving our Lord Jesus through scripture reading, singing in the choir, participating & organizing events & activities for the Methodist Church, delivering meals & a prayer to those who were in need, working with the congregations people to make wonderful delicious pasties, cooking & serving meals at the local Paradise Community Center, she has worked as a secretary, professional seamstress and has made the most beautiful hand sewn quilts. God Bless you Rose and may you rest in the arms of Our Lord Jesus. All your family and friends love and will miss you, your laugh, sense of humor and just having you here. Memorial service at: Hazel Park First United Methodist Church, 315 E. Nine Mile Road, Hazel Park, MI 48030 on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 10:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations in her honor may be made to The Hazel Park First United Methodist Church.

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Davis; Susan Pomeroy

Published on November 16, 2016

Susan Pomeroy Davis, loving wife, mother and grandmother, passed peacefully with family on Friday, Aug. 19, 2016. She was widow of Charles “Terry” S. Davis III, and is survived and will be greatly missed by her children Charley, Susan Grace with her husband Timothy Kendrick, and Jonathon with his wife Jamaica, and her grandchildren Katherine Grace, Tristan, Logan, Kaiden, and Tremain. She was born at Grace Hospital in Detroit in 1943 to George and Lucy Reading Pomeroy, and cared for her brother George (Bussie) his entire life. She graduated from Grosse Pointe South High School and then Wayne State University with a BA in Education and French, returning to Wayne State University later in life to take graduate courses in their Master’s Program for directing, costumes and theater history. She actively served (often as a president, board member, chairperson, secretary, treasurer or committee chair) in many social committees, organizations and groups to help others, including: the National Committee for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, the Governor’s Committee on Child Abuse And Neglect, the Governor’s Task-force on Children's’ Justice, the Young Women’s Home Association of Detroit, the Detroit Industrial School, the Junior League of Detroit, and IBEX. Susan loved the theater and participated in it for over 35 years , as a proud longtime member of the Fine Arts Society of Detroit and Grosse Pointe theater, among other theater groups, and directed many plays for these groups, including “Spamalot”, “”The Drowzy chaperone”, “The Scarlet Pimpernel”, “The King And I”, “Bells Are Ringing”, “Little Shop of Horrors”, “How To Succeed In Business”, and “the Producers”, to name a few. She is loved and willed be missed by many. A celebration of her life will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on December 10th, 2016 at the Players theater, 3321 Jefferson Ave., Detroit, Michigan. Donations in her honor may be made to: the Fine Arts Society of Detroit; the Grosse Pointe Theater, 315 Fisher Rd., Grosse Pointe, MI 48230; the First Church of Christ, Scientist, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI, 282 Chalfonte Ave., Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236; IBEX; or the Grosse Pointe Farms Public Safety Dept.

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Sanhueza, Carlos "Los"

Published on November 2, 2016

In Memory of Carlos "Los" Sanhueza June 26, 1970--October 25, 2015 I'ts been a year since you have been at rest. We all miss you. You are up in heaven watching over us and that is our comfort. We will keep playing your favorite songs, knowing one day we are going to sing them together. Until then "Los"...See ya later Cat! Love, your family and friends, Donations to: Michigan Diabetes Association, 300 Galleria Office Centre, Suite #111, Southfield, MI 48034

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Kurtz, George Joseph

Published on October 26, 2016

George Joseph Kurtz George Joseph Kurtz, age 86 of Macomb, passed away on October 13, 2016. George worked as an engineer at Fischer Body/General Motors where he retired after many years. His family was his life. Loving husband of the late Joan and presently Joyce; cherished father of John, Judy (Bob), Susan (Brian), Steven, Mark (Mary), Marybeth, and Paul (Kim); children of Joyce: Mark (Dawna), Vicki (Larry), Karen, and Jim (Jill); proud “Pop-Pop” to many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; George is also survived by many extended loved ones and friends.

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Hohf, Helen Mary

Published on October 19, 2016

Hohf, Helen Mary entered eternal life with Our Lord Jesus from her home in Warren on October 6, 2016 at the age of 83 with her adoring husband James “Jesse” of 65 years and their two loving children James G. Hohf (Michele Simon) and Dr. Shary Henderson (William Pero) by her side. The sixth of seven children, Helen was born in Detroit, MI on December 21, 1932 to the late Abraham and Zakia Haddad. She is survived by her younger sister Georgette (Joseph Aubel), dear sister in law JoAnn Haddad and many nieces and nephews. Helen and Jesse moved their young family to Warren in 1962 where she was active in community activities such as block parties and Mayoral reelection committees. Helen worked outside of the home as a bartender once her youngest child started elementary school. She was passionately against drunk driving and many times refused to serve clients or convinced them to get a designated driver years before MADD existed. Often, on holiday nights like St. Patrick's Day or customer birthdays, she would cook food at home such as Irish stew and bring it to work to serve to her loyal customers in an effort to combat drunk driving. After 16 years, Helen retired in 1982. Even though she did not graduate from high school, Helen had a desire to learn. Her special interest was physical health and she devoured books on healthy living. She used to say she was “like a doctor”. If anyone mentioned a health issue they were dealing with she would look it up in her “Doctor books” and soon provide a list of foods to eat and avoid along with a list of physical exercises to do to help achieve optimal health. In 1994, her neighborhood watch program was started. Since Helen was already helping neighbors on trash day with their cans, she was naturally asked to join. She took this position to heart and patrolled on bike or foot daily until she became ill in October 2015. She enjoyed having her hands in the dirt and for years she would deliver care packages filled with her home grown tomatoes, mint, parsley and basil, with love to friends and family. Helen’s childlike faith in her Lord and Savior Jesus was pure. She lived out His will by serving others. “Assuredly, I say to you, in as much as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.” Matthew 25:40 A celebration of Helen’s life will be held Saturday, October 29 at 11 am at The River Worship Center 230 East St. Clair Street, Romeo, MI 48065. Donations in her honor can be made to The River Worship Center at www.riverworshipcenterromeo.com.

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Katie (Siegmund) Campbell

Published on September 14, 2016

Katie (Siegmund) Campbell, 33, of Frederick, MD died on August 20, 2016, at Frederick Memorial Hospital after a three year struggle with breast cancer. Katie was born in Detroit, Michigan, on June 22, 1983, to Donna and Gus Siegmund. She grew up in Ferndale, Michigan, before attending the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where she met her husband Andrew. She and her husband spent loving and adventurous years in Philadelphia and in the Peace Corps, before settling in Washington, DC, where Katie received her Master’s in Arts in International Development Studies. She was passionate about helping the world’s most marginalized, and spent years doing human rights work in Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, and more, working with children, orphans, and farmers. She later became an award-winning speaker, author, and advocate for young adult cancer fighters and survivors. Katie is survived by her husband, parents, brother Andrick Siegmund, sister-in-law Lauren Siegmund, and myriad beloved friends and family members. A memorial will be held at Ferndale First United Methodist Church at 22331 Woodward Ave., Ferndale, MI 48220 on Saturday, September 17. Visitation is at 10 AM, with the memorial to begin at 11 AM followed by lunch. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either First Descents, 3001 Brighton Blvd Suite 623, Denver, CO 80216. http://support.firstdescents.org/KatieCrushCampbell, a wilderness support group for cancer fighters and survivors that Katie cherished, or Metavivor, 1783 Forest Drive #184, Annapolis, MD 21401, https://secure.metavivor.org/page/contribute/default, a research organization for metastatic cancers.

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Peterson, Suzanne Meyer

Published on September 14, 2016

PETERSON, Suzanne Meyer Born on July 19, 1932 in Joliet, Illinois, to Mary E. and George F. Meyer, passed away peacefully August 22, 2016. Suzanne loved education, the theater and books. She received her BA in drama from Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa, and her MA in Library Science from Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan. She worked as a librarian and teacher in the Lake Shore School District for over 20 years, where she directed the school plays for many years. She was a member of the American Library Association and loved attending the annual convention, where her knowledge of children’s literature resulted in the acquisition of hundreds of signed books which she delighted in giving to family and friends. Suzanne enjoyed travel and culture, visiting countries from Norway to Chili, once spending a month in Mexico in a Spanish immersion program. She was an Active member of PEO Chapter CV for 38 years. Suzanne attended Christ Church Grosse Pointe for over 25 years. Suzanne is survived by her four children, Patricia Butler, Stephen Peterson, Karen Braswell, and Beth Carleton, her four granddaughters, Nicole Carleton-Charrette, Megan Peterson, Stephanie Peterson and Blair Butler, her brother Larry Meyer and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her first husband, John Peterson in 2002. Suzanne will be greatly missed as a mother, grandmother, sister and friend. A private service will be held at Ottawa Park Cemetery on September 17, 2016 at 12:30 p.m.

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Karen Bryant

Published on August 31, 2016

BRYANT KAREN KAREN beloved wife of Howard Bryant, passed away peacefully the morning of August 17th, 2016, after a battling a long illness. Born May 21, 1943, in Detroit, Karen was preceded in death by her parents, Al and Eleanor Eagen, and a brother, Dennis. Karen was a resident of Royal Oak for over 40 years. She is survived by her loving husband, Howard, and her sister, Debbie Eagen West. Karen graduated from the University of Michigan in 1965 majoring in Latin and history. After her graduation, Karen began a career in teaching at Mason Middle School in Waterford. She then moved to Troy Athens High School where she taught Government, and World, Ancient and American History . After earning her Masters in Library Science, she finished her 35 year teaching career as head librarian at Hill Elementary in Troy. She was also active in the Troy Education Association attending state and national conventions and serving on the Association negotiating team. Among her many interests, Karen was an avid reader, loved the theatre (even writing and directing all school plays) and was an adventurous traveler. Highlights of her early spirit in travel were a train trip to Pasadena for the 1965 Rose Bowl, and a two month tour of Europe with friends after graduation. She and Howard, her husband of 35 years, spent the last several years visiting historic sites throughout the United States, many Canadian provinces, the Caribbean and Mexico. Their winters were spent near the water in Bradenton, Florida. By far, the most important quality Karen possessed was a kind and gentle manner that knew no bounds. She was a warm, gracious and loving woman who opened her heart to everyone, and that love was returned to her in kind by everyone who knew her. She will be greatly missed. A memorial celebration for Karen will be held at a later date, details will come later. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/freep/obituary.aspx?n=karen-bryant&pid=181164030#sthash.bunIVlRg.dpuf

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Clara, Gerald "Jerry" Anthony

Published on August 17, 2016

Gerald “Jerry” Anthony Clara passed away peacefully on –August 4, 2016 at the age of 69. He was born on January 20, 1947 in Detroit, Michigan. Jerry is preceded by his parents, Anthony and Geraldine Clara. He is survived by his wife, Betty Clara of 18 years; his loving daughters, Jennifer (Frank) Fields and Amy (Guenter) Haller; three step-children, Jim (Don) Koeppen, Keith (Sheri) Koeppen, and Margie (Brandon) Persinger; four sisters, Patricia Mason, Toni Lee Fisher, Susie Colgan and Charlene Faucher and six precious grandchildren, Steven, Andrew, Katie, Evan, Alaina and Kendall. Jerry attended Roseville High School and later went on to join the U.S. Navy on June 7, 1965. He was honorably discharged on September 19, 1969 after proudly serving his country as a pipe-fitter aboard two ships, the USS Lenawee and the USS Worden. Jerry is a Vietnam Veteran, completing several tours through the war zone. After being discharged from the U.S. Navy, Jerry worked in manufacturing and later served as and was the longest standing active member in their renowned Honor Guard, Chapter 154, serving proudly for 30 years. Services were held at Lee-Ellena Funeral Home, Macomb, on Thursday, August 11. Burial with full Military Honors was immediately after at Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton Twp. Memorial donations in honor of Jerry Clara to the VVA Chapter 154 Honor Guard / 18025 15 Mile Road Clinton Twp., Michigan 48035 Please leave memories at lee-ellenafuneralhome.com

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Dr. M. Amelon Obituary

Published on August 17, 2016

Dr. Maynard Amelon, D.O. FACOFP Dr. Maynard Amelon was born September 7, 1922 in Truman, Minnesota to Lydia Ritz Amelon and John Carl Amelon. Maynard passed away peacefully in his sleep on August 5, 2016. He was 93. His farming family moved to Missouri and he worked in the fields, harvesting along with his father and siblings. Maynard went to premed at the University of Missouri, Columbia. His education was interrupted by World War II. He served in the US Army as a military police officer for 3 years in India. He returned to the university and went on to the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. He was President of his class. Maynard graduated with the degree of Osteopathic Medicine and then went to Michigan to intern at the Detroit Osteopathic Hospital. It was there that he met the love of his life, Jessie Ellen Wall RN, a surgical nurse. They married in Winnipeg, Canada on August 29, 1952. They settled in Detroit, then built their dream home on a hillside in Southfield, Michigan. Next, Maynard established and built the Kinloch Clinic in Redford. In his almost 50 years of practicing medicine, he always said, " You can be the best doctor in the world but if you're not available, you're not worth a damn!", so he worked Sundays after church and still made house calls. He was a Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (FACOFP). His wonderful staff fondly remember him as the best boss they ever had. Botsford established a clinic in his honor. Maynard retired to Sun City, Palm Desert, California. In his retirement, he attends Hope Lutheran Church and enjoys meeting friends for coffee after tai chi. In Michigan, Maynard took on many leadership roles one of which was to add fluoride to the Detroit water system. He was president of the Boys & Girl Club of Redford. He was a faithful member of the Grace Lutheran Church in Redford and became President of the Church Council. He was on the Board of Directors of the Michigan Osteopathic Association, serving as president in 1974 -1975. He was very involved, along with his wife Jessie, in starting the Michigan College of Osteopathic Physicians at MSU in Lansing. He served as President of the Foundation for 10 years working diligently to make it world-class. Upon retiring from the Michigan Osteopathic College board, his five daughters presented him with a gold medallion engraved, "The Greatest Father". He was co-chairman of the Redford's Bicentennial committee creating much interest statewide due to the raffle of a DeLorean car. The funds were used to dress up Redford's Town Hall by adding tall white pillars to the front, and a grand clock on top. He was on the Board of Directors of the Detroit Skating. The girls competed at a national & international level and all achieved the gold-medal status in the USFSA tests. He belonged to the Huron River Hunting & Fishing Club and the Detroit Golf Club. Governor Millikan appointed Maynard to the state licensing board. He served with complete honesty and fairness to all. He volunteered his time and had a free clinic for school children who needed required shots. His family of five daughters, three son-in-law's and six grandchildren were the joy of his life. He was proud that daughters Cynthia and Mitzi who followed in his footsteps, becoming Osteopathic Physicians . Cynthia graduated from Maynard's alma mater, Kirksville and Mitzi from Michigan State, the school he worked so hard to start up. He followed Debbie's professional career Ice Follies, flying to many cities to watch her skate. He loved watching all five daughters perform together as the Amelon 5 in their many performances in skating shows in Lake Placid,New York, Lansing, Michigan and Sun Valley, Idaho. Debbie is now a writer / director of movies and a university professor. Kandi is a TV producer of Oprah and Dr. Phil, and now developing her own shows. Peggy Sue is a realtor in Montana and a railroad engineer. All of his daughters graduated from prestigious universities. Maynard and Jessie loved to travel far and wide, enjoying their time together for 64 happy years. Maynard was loved by all who were fortunate to know him. He will be remembered for his unending service to others, his generosity, his great sense of humor and his incredible loving spirit. He lived by his favorite saying, the Golden Rule, “Do Unto Others as You Would Have Them Do Unto You.” He wanted to be best remembered for being a loving husband, father, grandfather, honest and fair, and a hard worker. Maynard is survived by his wife Jessie, his daughters Cynthia, Deborah, Peggy Sue, Mitzi, and Kandi, sons-in-law Robert, Chris, and John, grandchildren Addison, Walker, Shannon, Devon, Lindsey and Luke, granddaughter-in-law Gabrielle, niece Sharon, nephews Rick, Joe, Warren, Stan and Ralph, cousins Florence, Lorraine, Eleanor, Dorothy, Janice and Elaine. Maynard was a loving and devoted brother. He had three brothers, Rowland (Betty), Lawrence and Donald (Rhonda), and a sister Ruth (John). They all preceded him in death along with his beloved nephew John Cadwell and niece Adrienne Ptacek, his parents Lydia and Carl Amelon and Jessie's parents Nellie and Clifton. A celebration of life service will be held at noon at Forest Lawn Cathedral City on September 10th, 2016 with reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Michigan State Osteopathic College Foundation would be greatly appreciated. Messages of condolences may be posted at Tributes.com

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Gunther, Sara Violet

Published on August 17, 2016

Sara Violet Guenther died on August 6th, 2016, after a brief but fierce battle against cancer. Born on April 3rd, 1993, in New York City to Jennifer Gottlieb and Brian Guenther, Sara was 23 years old at the time of her passing. Sara attended Troy Schools in Michigan. She was a bright light in her school community, participating in dance, clubs, and volunteer work. Sara was a member of the National Honor Society and a National Merit Scholar. One of Sara’s great passions was dance. She studied classical ballet with the Michigan Ballet Theater, performing in many productions including the Nutcracker and Coppelia. She then studied and performed contemporary dance with the Eisenhower Dance Ensemble. At Princeton, Sara was a member of the high-energy, hugely popular diSiac Dance Company. Sara was also a gifted pianist with a love of music. Sara started at Princeton University in 2011, where she majored in mechanical and aerospace engineering. She also worked at the Princeton eLab and served as a research associate at the NASA Langley Research Center where she researched and developed new technologies to enable 3D printing of nanomaterials for structural aerospace parts. After graduating in 2015, Sara began working as a ground support equipment engineer for SpaceX. She loved her work and her colleagues. Sara was a voracious reader and a fashionista of the first order who loved pretty dresses and all things Lily Pulitzer. Her intellectual curiosity and insatiable thirst for adventure led her to travel the world. Every summer brought a new endeavor. From interning at a company in China to organic farming in Ireland, Sara experienced more of the world in her 23 years than most people will in a life time. Sara reveled in meeting new people, seeing new sights and trying new things. Her photographs of everything from the tallest mountains to tiny bugs reflect a mind constantly at work and filled with the joy of discovery. Sara’s friends and family remember a vibrant spirit, ready to dance and sing, or jump out of an airplane when the moment presented itself. Her boundless energy, enthusiasm, and kindness will be greatly missed. Sara is survived by her parents, Jennifer and Steve Gottlieb, and Becky and Brian Guenther; her sisters Rachel, Lydia, and Allison, brother Jason; grandparents Ginger and Charles Petty, Betty and Michael Moore, and Gary Guenther; and many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. A memorial service to celebrate Sara’s life will be held on Thursday, August 11, at 6:00 pm at the Birmingham Unitarian Church (38651 Woodward Avenue, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan). In lieu of flowers, please consider supporting one of the organizations that has supported Sara and her family through this journey: Dear Jack Foundation or MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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Kyle Lynn Haswell

Published on July 20, 2016

In Memory of Kyle Lynn Haskell 12/28/51 - 7/25/15. Kyle Lynn Haswell spent the last 30 years living at her childhood home in Rochester Hills that her father built. She loved it there. She loved feeding the birds, her flowers and the abundant wildlife that passed through her property, she loved music and writing. Preceding her in death where her husband of 28 years Jeffrey Sloan, father Dana Haskell SR, mother Josephine Haswell, and brother Dara M. Haskell JR. "I always thought Kyle was something special and I was right, I had the honor and privilege of spending the last 15 months of her life with her. She is sadly missed and will always and forever be loved. Keep running on faith.” – David Jarvis

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John Sankuer

Published on July 20, 2016

Beloved brother Happy Birthday July 22nd. Thank you for your sacrifices to our family. You were a superman brother. God privileged us by having you as one of our own for 95 years! You will always be remembered. You will always be loved. Until we meet again! Fred, Pat, Lil, Julie, Rosie, Helen, & Gloria Brother died January 12, 2016. You were so special... we won't forget!

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Albert J. Paille

Published on June 1, 2016

Albert J. Paille, age 87, passed away Sunday, May 22, 2016 at the West Branch Regional Medical Center in West Branch, MI. Albert was born August 10, 1928 in Mt. Clemens, MI to Albert and Eleanor (Moore) Paille. He has lived in St. Helen since 1983, previously of Roseville, MI. Albert is survived by his children: son Albert (Jen) Paille of Roseville, daughter Arnelle (Dave) Lay of Yale, daughter Sheryl (Tim) Horosko of Westland, daughter Cindy Swope of Cadillac, son Martin (Cathy) Paille of Clinton Township, son Patrick (Doris Lambert) Paille of Warren, daughter Michelle (Bruce) Hamel of Rockford, daughter Marlene (J.D.) Perrotta of St. Helen, son David Paille of Emmett, and son Joseph (Danielle) Paille of Monroe, Michael (Jamie) Paille of Roscommon. He has 31 grandchildren, 65 great grandchildren, 11 great great grandchildren, and he also has 8 brothers and sisters. He is preceded in death by his wife Margaret of 43 years, 3 children Margaret Paille, Robert Paille, and Colleen Martray, and 3 grandchildren Jimmy Tebo, Girette Tebo and Joshua Ward. 2 sisters Margaret Chapman and Barbara Jacobini. and 2 son in laws, James Tebo and William Swope.

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Reilly, Robert James (Bob)

Published on May 25, 2016

In Memory of ROBERT JAMES (BOB) REILLY, age 90, of St. Clair Shores, Michigan, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family and caregiver on May 10, 2016. Bob was predeceased by his parents, Nicholas J. and Pearl E. (Thompson) Reilly of Detroit; his sister, Margaret G. Klem; and his wife, Lena G. Reilly. Bob is survived by his daughters, Kathleen Reilly of Royal Oak, Ml, and Mary McCall (David} of Detroit, and granddaughter Margaret E. McCall (Timothy Benedict) of Chicago, as well as stepchildren Frank English (Lisa) of Sarasota, Donna Fuga (Glenn) of Clinton Township, and David English of St. Clair Shores. Bob also leaves many step-grandchildren and step-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews and two sisters-in-law. He is also survived by Wendy Napiantek, his caregiver of many years. Bob was born on Detroit’s lower east side on August 25, 1925, and attended De La Salle Collegiate near City Airport. After graduation in 1943, he enlisted and was assigned to a U.S. Army Combat Engineering battalion that saw service in England, France, Austria, and Germany. Upon his discharge in 1946, he attended college on tbe G.l. Bill, earning Ph.B. (B.A) and M.A. degrees in English from the University of Detroit and, later, a PhD. in English from Michigan State University. His academic career spanned 33 years at U of D, where he taught English and American Literature, advised doctoral and master’s degree candidates, and wrote a number of scholarly articles. Among his scholarly works are: “Henry James and the Morality of Fiction,” winner of the Norman Foerster award for the best scholarly essay in American Literature in 1967, and Romantic Religion: A Study of Owen Barfi eld, CS. Lewis, Charles Williams, and J.R.R Tolkien, published in 1971 and reprinted as an e-book in 2006. Upon his retirement, he was honored with the Professor Emeritus title from U ofD. After retirement, Bob’s attention turned from scholarly writing to  ction. His four novels and three volumes of short stories include Over There and Weekend in the Country, novels that draw on his experiences during World War IT. The Pelican Affair is set in Oxford, where Bob taught a summer course at Corpus Christi College. The Bronte House and the short story collections deal with people caught up in problems of love and marriage and, occasionally, those of religion and philosophy. Three works have been published: The Prevalence of Love: Glimpses of the Human Condition, Over There, and The Pelican Affair. A fourth, The Bronte House, is due for publication in Summer 2016. Bob married Beverly J. Millenkamp of Omaha, Nebraska, in 1951, and had two daughters, Kathleen Anne and Mary Marguerite. His second marriage to Lena Grillo spanned 37 happy years among an extended family, trips to Europe, and a stint as “snow birds” in Florida. The couple lived to see their family expand to include  ve great-grandchildren. Among Bob’s favorite charities: Doctors without Borders USA, Macular Degeneration Research, Southern Poverty Law Center, SCS Senior Activities Center, and University of Detroit Mercy-Department of English. Funeral has taken place on Saturday, May 14th. Arrangements handled by Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home.

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McClelland, Sahah Kiskadden

Published on May 25, 2016

Sarah Kiskadden McClelland Sarah Ann Kiskadden (Sally) McClelland passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 11, at Sharon Hospital in Sharon, Connecticut. She was 97 and was a resident of Noble Horizons, in Salisbury, Conn. Sally McClelland was born in Detroit, Michigan, and grew up in Highland Park, Mich. She graduated from Highland Park High School, attended Radcliffe College, and graduated from Connecticut College in 1941. She married William Ira McClelland in 1943 and lived in Rochester, Mich., until 1999, when she moved to Great Barrington, Massachusetts. Sally was a lifelong scholar and passionate reader. She would express joy at finding an interesting book she hadn’t read, and her knowledge of Islamic and Asian art and history rivaled that of professional academicians. Her love and appreciation of music, dance, and the theater were profound. She knew thoroughly the classical operatic and song repertoires and was a devotee of the music of Bach, Handel, Mozart, Brahms, Chopin and others. As a girl she studied dance at the Denishawn School of Dance in Detroit, and although she became quite accomplished, she felt she didn’t have sufficient talent to pursue a career in dance. Through her mother and father, Janet and Donald Kiskadden, she developed a great love of the theater and attended numerous plays and musicals throughout her life. This love was enhanced by the fact that her paternal grandfather was a first cousin of the legendary actress Maude Adams, the original “Peter Pan” on Broadway. Adams was very close to the Kiskadden family and Sally met her and saw her perform a number of times. After her husband, William, died in 1989, Sally began to travel the world with her friend Bonnie Abiko, who was a professor at Oakland University in Rochester. Combining their mutual interest in Islamic art and architecture, they traveled to Syria,Turkey, Egypt, and the Moorish regions of Spain. Together, they also explored famous archeological and ancient cultural sites in India, Nepal, Cambodia, and Japan. Sally’s brilliance, humor, elegance, and dignity made an impression on virtually everyone she met. She had a prodigious memory and could effortlessly relate details of her family’s history and genealogy. When she was 94, she wrote and published her autobiography, “Sally, a Family Memoir,” dedicated to her beloved granddaughters, Sadie and Emma. Beautifully written, it describes her early years growing up in Michigan in vivid detail and her family’s genealogical past. It is available here: http://www.blurb.com/books/4917098-sally Sally is pre-deceased by her husband, William, who died in 1989, and by a son, David, in 1976. She is survived by her son William and his wife, Jean, of North Bergen, New Jersey; son Thomas (Tim) and his wife, Carrie Harper, of Great Barrington; and her two granddaughters, Sadie and Emma McClelland, also of Great Barrington. At her request, there will be no funeral. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Berkshire Humane Society (berkshirehumane.org), 214 Barker Road, Pittsfield, Mass. 01201, or to the charity of your choice. The Kenny Funeral Homes, Sharon, Conn. has care of the arrangements.

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LaPoint, Lynn

Published on May 18, 2016

Lynn Marie Hatter-LaPointe January 17, 1961 – May 4, 2016 Lynn Hatter LaPointe, 55, of Rochester, Michigan, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 4, 2016, after a long illness. Born in Detroit, Michigan, to Sandra and Charles Hatter, Lynn spent most of her life in Michigan but enjoyed many years in Austin, Texas and several years in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She graduated from Rochester High School in 1979, where she served as Vice President of the student council and played softball and basketball. Lynn continued her education at Western Michigan University. Lynn, fondly known as “Lynnie Marie”, was an incredibly vibrant, bold and talented woman with a sense of humor and wit that would make you smile even on your worst days. She cared deeply about others and was always creating art, cooking and entertaining to bring laughter and joy to all around her. She had a flair for fashion and was often seen in beautiful hats and unique colorful combinations of clothing. Lynn’s childhood was spent with her sisters and life-long friends, which included summers “living” at Heart of the Hills Swim Club where Lynn swam on the swim team and later became a lifeguard. Lynn’s love for cooking and creativity led her to several positions in restaurants. She worked at Tiffany’s and the Pretzel Bell in East Lansing and while in Austin she managed the well-known Souper Salads and TGIF Friday’s. After Austin she moved back to Michigan and worked at Charlies Crab and Dugan’s where Lynn’s artichoke dip still has its place on the menu today. It was at Charlies Crab that she met her husband of 25 years Jeff LaPointe. Together they loved to entertain, spend time in Traverse City and Cedar Point. Her creativity came alive in their home especially at Christmas where her house looked like an enchanted toy store with every inch of the home decorated including more than 550 Santa Clauses. Lynn loved animals, especially her beloved dogs, Sugar, Spice and Sam and her cats, Macaroni and Cheesie. Lynn is survived by her devoted, caring and loving husband, Jeff LaPointe, her mother Sandra Hatter and father Charles Hatter; her twin sister Lori Hatter; her sister Kathy Hatter Fehling and brother-in-law Bill; her niece Samantha Fehling Niemeyer and her husband Eric; her niece Madi Fehling Johnson and her husband Matt; her niece Ali Fehling and her nephew Logan Leamons, as well as Jeff’s family, many aunts, uncles, cousins and countless friends. The Celebration of Lynn's Life will be held at The Rochester Community House, 816 Ludlow, Rochester, Michigan on July 30, 2016, at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Lynn’s name to Leader Dogs for the Blind leaderdog@leaderdog.org View Pixley Funeral Home memorial page

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Knack, Aaron

Published on May 4, 2016

KNACK, Aaron W. Age 51 of Warren, passed away April 24, 2016 after a long illness. Aaron is survived by his wife Linda, children Clara and Blake; Parents Mildred and Ron; Sisters Heidi and Sharon; Brother David and several nieces and nephews. A funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Faustina Catholic Church Donations in memoriam can be sent to the family at P.O. Box 5355, Warren, MI 48090-9998. Share a memory at www.verheyden.org

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Groesbeck-Kleiner Violet H.

Published on April 6, 2016

Groesbeck - Kleiner Violet H. 98 of Detroit and East Jordan, died peacefully, Friday, March 18, 2016 at THE GEORGIA HOUSE in Charlevoix, MI. She was born August 18, 1917 in Detroit, the daughter of Henry and Harriet (Wells) Groesbeck. Violet was raised and resided in Detroit until 2011 when she moved to northern Michigan to be closer to her daughter. Violet was an active member of St. Stephen Evangelical Lutheran Church and School in Detroit. She volunteered readily with the church and enjoyed being a part of their Ladies Aide Group. She assisted with school lunches and Saturday Kids club activities. She also arranged bus trips and outings for senior church members. Violet was known as “Granny” to her family and all her friends. She enjoyed reading romances, spending time with her family and friends, eating out, and going to the casinos. She also enjoyed the Detroit Tigers and going to games, her dogs, and playing bingo at the East Jordan Senior Center. Surviving is her daughter Joyce (Walter) Marcotte, grandchildren Michelle Guthre, James (Dawn) Guthre, Shari (Joe) Shippy, and great grandson Jace Knapp. Preceding her in death is her husband Arnold, a retired Detroit Police Inspector in 1979 and grandson Walter Marcotte II in 1982. Interment took place in Woodmere Cemetery, Detroit. Memorial contributions can be directed to THE GEORGIA HOUSE, 05191 M-66 N, Charlevoix, Michigan 49720. If you wish to send flowers, please send them to someone living alone that you love. Arrangements have been handled by the Central Lake Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes. Please sign her online guestbook www.mortensenfuneralhomes.com.

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Kopah, Betty Ann

Published on March 30, 2016

Betty Ann Kopah, 61, of Algonac, passed away March 15, 2016 unexpectedly due to a heart attack. Betty is survived by her daughter, Christina, son in law, Adam, granddaughters Olivia and Isabelle, daughter-in-law Samantha, grandson, Brian, brother, Floyd and step sisters, Carol and Marvel. Betty was preceded in death by her parents, Thelma and Fred, son, Brian, brothers, Don and Fred and step brothers, James, Dwaine, John and Jerry. A memorial will be held before the inurnment service at Resurrection Cemetery on April 2, 2016.

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Hetherman, Lillian Mary

Published on March 23, 2016

Lillian Mary Hetherman, 87, died peacefully on March 3, 2016 at her residence in Eastpointe, Michigan, with family at her side. She was born in New York City on April 4, 1928, the daughter of Hungarian immigrants, Egyed Colman (Kalman C. Egyed) and Margaret Colman (Margit Hudeczek). Lillian spent the majority of her life in the Detroit area, having moved to Michigan with her husband, the late John W. Hetherman. But she always considered herself a native New Yorker, and her favorite memories included days at Coney Island; Saturdays at Loew's Avenue B where a quarter could buy two features, a newsreel and cartoons; and knishes for a nickel, the likes of which could never be found later in life, exactly as she remembered them. In later childhood, Lillian moved to Vermont with her mother and sister, the late Margaret F. Carty, of Plainfield. There, she received a Bachelor's degree from Goddard College in 1951 (Music Composition and Philosophy). She earned a B.Mus in (1954) and M.Mus (1956) from Eastman School of Music, in Music Theory with piano as her instrument. Later, she brought her impeccable typing and grammar skills to State Farm Insurance, where she worked for twenty years. Lillian is remembered by her children for lovely piano renditions of Chopin Waltzes, and in later years, for a sublime "Begin the Beguine," a tune that she inexplicably began to play after developing Alzheimer's. She had a great appreciation for nature, tended bountiful backyard gardens, enjoyed the beach, and had a kind heart toward animals, especially towards her beloved dog Mädi. Lillian was a down-to-earth, health-conscious person who valued education and the arts. There was always room at her table for anyone needing a friend. She enjoyed bowling, cards, coffee shops, old movies, word searches, jokes and finding a good bargain. She could play a mean game of Scrabble and ping pong, and never forgot how to dance the Lindy Hop. She will be remembered most for her outstanding and colorful sense of humor. Lillian passed from this earth believing that "life is a miracle." She was a beautiful, dedicated mother who gave tirelessly to her children all she had, with all her heart. She will forever be deeply missed. Lillian is survived by four children: Margaret F. Hetherman of Brooklyn, NY; John W. Hetherman (Cheryl) of Novi, MI; Heidi M. Maglicic (Scott) of Eastpointe, MI.; and Christopher J. Hetherman (Lisa) of Stevens Point, WI; also six nephews and a three nieces; and grandchildren Liliana, Brandon, Laura, John, Madison, and Brady. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alzheimer's Association or Rose Art Foundation (livingwithdignity.org). A celebration of life will be held at a later date

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Shumate; Troy

Published on March 23, 2016

Troy Shumate, 77, of Winter Garden, FL, passed away March 05, 2016. Mr Shumate was born 1/15/39 in Fairvilla, FL. & is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Diane Shumate. Children; Richard Shumate, Charles Shumate, Timothy Shumate, & Robert Shumate. Siblings Joyce Fulford, Josephine Claxton, James Shumate, Virginia Williams, Glenn Shumate & Alton Shumate. 6 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild. The family to have a celebration of life at later date.

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Ovesen, Polly Lutz

Published on March 16, 2016

Polly Lutz Ovesen, 90 years of age formerly of Paducah Kentucky and Rochester Hills Michigan, died peacefully March 8 2016 at Bolton Brook Manor. She is survived by one granddaughter Nicole Ovesen Athey and her husband Nick, of Novi, Michigan, one grandson Todd Ovesen and his wife Constance of Oxford Michigan; Six great-grandchildren; One niece and Two nephews and dear friend and dance partner, Alvin McCuiston. She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years Clayton Ovesen; Two sons, Clayton Dana Ovesen and Gary Roger Ovesen; Two brothers Paul and Russel Lutz, Two Sisters Audrey Lutz and June Goodfellow. Her parents were Eva Brubaker Lutz and Frank Lutz; One Niece. There will be no visitation. Private burial will be at White Chapel Cemetery in Troy, Michigan. Respecting wishes of the deceased, in lieu of flowers or contributions, the grandchildren suggest you conduct random acts of kindness for a stranger. ** She was loved by many and will be truly missed****

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Quell, Bernard Sylvester

Published on March 9, 2016

Bernard Sylvester Quell, age 93, died February 26, 2016. Beloved husband of Virginia (nee Goltz). Dearest Father of Thomas (Elizabeth), Rosemary (Frank) Defever, Jerome (Donna) and James (Patrice). Dear Grandfather of 12 grandchildren – Kristy, Tim, Beth, Jeff, Patrick, Carrie, Michael, Robert, Eric, Steven, Courtney and Rachel. Great Grandfather of 13. Loving brother to Betty Ferus and Barbara Quell, predeceased by, Mary Lou Pierskalla, Shirley Buck and Joyce Gettlinger. Quell graduated from St. Catherine High School in Detroit 1940 and served as a first lieutenant in the Army during World War II. He married Virginia Quell in 1946 and graduated from the University of Detroit School of Engineering in 1948. He was a member of the Engineering Society of Detroit and retired from Michigan Bell. He served as a leader, commissioner and Silver Beaver recipient for the Boy Scouts, and was a founding member of St. Lucy Catholic Church in St. Clair Shores, where he served as parish council president, usher and a member of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Quell was remembered at a funeral mass March 2 at St. Lucy Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, donations preferred to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen or the Society of St. Vincent de Paul at St. Lucy.

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Norman-Steeland, Joyce

Published on March 2, 2016

Joyce Norman-Steeland, age 73, of Harper Woods. Died February 24, 2016 at St John-Moross Hospital in Detroit. She was born March 2, 1942 in N. Matewan, WV to the late Robert & Dorothy (Allen) Estepp. She married Charles Steelnd in Las Vegas, he passed away in 2001. She will be sadly missed by her children; Deborah (Mark) Caminita, Patricia (Steven) Werts, Teresa (Allen) Moza, Robert Norman, Carl (Maria) Norman, Crystal Norman, grandchildren; Stacy, Allen, Christine (Christopher), Stephanie "Buff", Christopher (Phylicia), Jennifer (Josef), Robert (Kortnie), Samantha (Malek), Jessica (Louis), Carl Jr. (Beata), Tiffini, Ashley, Allen Jr "booboo", Jessica, Jacqueline, Christopher, Summer Joy, great-grandchildren; Anthony, Nicklas, Alayna, Tyler, Elliot, Evalina, Khalil, Nabeel, Alan Jr, Jayden, Annabella, Leland, Danny, Gracie, Alexiana, Kaylee, Sophia, Jonathan, Aiyanah, Myah, Sophia, Lucas, siblings; Dennis, Ike (Vicky), Glen (Faye) Estepp, Betty (Dale) Grimmet, Lurley Estepp, Darlene Adkins, and several nieces and nephews. Pre deceased by her brothers ;Danny, Jimmy & Alec Estepp. Joyce loved her family very much and was a very honest and to the point person. A Funeral Service was held at 11AM Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at Bagnasco & Clacaterra Funeral Home, 25800 Harper Ave, St Clair Shores. Visitation were held Monday from 2-9PM. Burial followed at Roseland Park Cemetery, Berkely, MI. Share a memory with the family atwww.bcfh.com

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Peric, Bato

Published on February 24, 2016

Peric,Bato age 71, passed away on February 21, 2015 after a brief but painful battle with cancer and was laid to rest at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Southfield. Bato was originally from Ulcinj, Montenegro (ex‐ Yugoslavia) where he married his wife, Slavka of 47 years. They immigrated to the USA in 1972 and raised their children (Darko, Daniela, and Dejana) in Farmington Hills where Bato became a dear friend and neighbor to the community. A retiree of General Motors, Bato loved traveling, hunting, and playing with his grandchildren (Emelia, Sophia, and Olivia Markoz; Tianna, Nikola, and Natalia Peric). Bato proudly was the first American citizen in his family while remaining a friend to all nationalities and supporting his family back in Montenegro. Known for his sense of humor, generous heart, and high tolerance – Bato was loved by all those who met him and is now sadly missed each day. He supported his family generously, rode his bike daily, and always ate his wife’s healthy meals– but he still couldn’t beat cancer when it took him by surprise. He tragically passed away a month after being diagnosed, leaving his family with much sorrow and still mourning a year later. Supportive words are always welcome – Share your memories with his family at their home or online at http://www.mccabefuneralhome.com/obituaries/memories/?id=1407

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Wright, Raymond F.

Published on February 17, 2016

Raymond F. Wright: Nov 14,1929 - Feb. 4, 2016. Loving husband, Dad, Papa, Great Grandpa & Friend. You will remain in our hearts FOREVER.

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John L. Herr

Published on February 10, 2016

John L. ‘Jack’ Herr, 73, Appleton, passed away Sunday morning, Jan. 24, 2016 at Living Tree Assisted Living in Greenville, while battling Alzheimer’s disease. Jack was born in Beaver Dam, WI to the late Raymond and Margaret (Shaw) Herr. He graduated from Lawrence University with a degree in Music Education in 1965. He received his Masters of Music from Wayne State University in 1978. Jack worked at Warren Mott High School in Warren, Michigan from 1968 until 1994. He spent five years at Centennial High School in Glendale, Arizona retiring in 1999. He was a devoted father to his daughter, Laura and son, Paul. Music was Jack’s passion and he was very involved with many groups including: directing choirs for many churches, directing the Sweet Adaline’s; singing in the Detroit Lutheran Singers, Phoenix Phoenicians Barbershop Chorus and Fox Valley Aires. He enjoyed his membership in Rotary, Elks and Moose Clubs. Jack and Elaine married on July 31, 2004 and moved back to Appleton fulltime after previously residing in Sun City West, AZ parttime. Both had graduated from Beaver Dam High School. Jack and Elaine enjoyed the last 12 years together doing many things and actively worshipping at First English Lutheran Church. He will be missed by his wife, Elaine Herr, Appleton; daughter, Laura (Scott) Pfeiffer and their children: Jordan, Tatum and Caleb; son, Paul (Alexandria) Herr; step daughter, Heidi (Blair) Witzel and their children: Lauren, Andrew and Lily; a step son, Mark Waseka; a brother, Chuck Herr, Scotland. Jack did not wish to have a formal service. He will be laid to rest at Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery in Beaver Dam.

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