Obituaries

In Memoriam Phillip Blum

Published on June 30, 2021

Longtime Oakland Township resident, Phillip Ralph Blum passed away on February 18, 2021, while wintering in Ft. Myers, Florida. He was 83 years old. Phillip moved into this community in 1942! He grew up in Goodison, worked at Lyon Gear, and later became an Industrial Education teacher. Many remember his teaching at Van Hoosen & Rochester High School. Please join us to celebrate his life at a memorial service on Saturday, July 10th at 12:00 Noon at the Paint Creek United Methodist Church, 4410 Collins Road, Oakland, MI. https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/rochester-mi/phillip-blum-10072308

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Blair, Ronald Scott

Published on June 23, 2021

Ronald Scott Blair of Deerfield Beach, FL (formerly of Hazel Park, MI) passed away on May 27, 2021 at the age of 50. Ron attended Hazel Park schools and graduated from Hazel Park High School in 1988. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy as Petty Officer 3rd Class on the USS Theodore Roosevelt during operations Desert Shield, Desert Storm and Provide Comfort. He was awarded the National Defense, Southwest Asia, and the Kuwaiti Liberation medals as well as the Joint Meritorious Unit Citation, Navy Unit Commendation, Battle “E” and Sea Service Deployment ribbons. Professionally, he worked as a Roofing Specialist for 25 years. Ron was a beloved son, brother, and uncle. He loved to spend as much of his free time as possible with his nieces and nephews attending games, helping with schoolwork, playing, or just talking and they knew Uncle Ron would always be there. He belonged to the local pool league, enjoyed reading, going to the movies, traveling, photography, and most of all being with his family. His kindness, gentleness, joyfulness, and sensitivity will be missed by all that knew him. Ron was born the third son of Eunice Ann Rucker (Duncan) and James Edward Blair on September 21, 1970 in Royal Oak, MI. He is survived by his mother and step father Eunice and Tom Rucker of Pompano Beach, FL, three brothers Roger Blair of Geneva, Switzerland, James and Haydee Blair of Boca Raton, FL, Jason and Chelsea Blair of Boca Raton, FL, two sisters Bernadette Tokoly of Gainesville, FL, Patricia “Star” and Bob Thompson of Carsonville, MI, several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. He was proceeded in death by his father James Blair in 2000. Ron will be laid to rest on June 10, 2021 in Boca Raton FL

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Blair, Ronald S.

Published on June 23, 2021

Ronald Scott Blair of Deerfield Beach, FL (formerly of Hazel Park, MI) passed away on May 27, 2021 at the age of 50. Ron attended Hazel Park schools and graduated from Hazel Park High School in 1988. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy as Petty Officer 3rd Class on the USS Theodore Roosevelt during operations Desert Shield, Desert Storm and Provide Comfort. He was awarded the National Defense, Southwest Asia, and the Kuwaiti Liberation medals as well as the Joint Meritorious Unit Citation, Navy Unit Commendation, Battle “E” and Sea Service Deployment ribbons. Professionally, he worked as a Roofing Specialist for 25 years. Ron was a beloved son, brother, and uncle. He loved to spend as much of his free time as possible with his nieces and nephews attending games, helping with schoolwork, playing, or just talking and they knew Uncle Ron would always be there. He belonged to the local pool league, enjoyed reading, going to the movies, traveling, photography, and most of all being with his family. His kindness, gentleness, joyfulness, and sensitivity will be missed by all that knew him. Ron was born the third son of Eunice Ann Rucker (Duncan) and James Edward Blair on September 21, 1970 in Royal Oak, MI. He is survived by his mother and step father Eunice and Tom Rucker of Pompano Beach, FL, three brothers Roger Blair of Geneva, Switzerland, James and Haydee Blair of Boca Raton, FL, Jason and Chelsea Blair of Boca Raton, FL, two nieces Nicole Blair, Kati Blair, three nephews James Blair, Jason Blair, and Justin Blair, one great niece, three great nephews, several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was proceeded in death by his father James Blair in 2000. Memorial services were held in Boca Raton, FL.

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In Memoriam Annette Bauman

Published on June 23, 2021

Annette Bauman, 61, of Madison Heights passed away June 15th, 2021. Loving wife of Daniel for 36 years; Also survived by sister Vivian (Harry) Decker and nieces Dawn Hahn, Stephanie Hahn and Grand Niece Althea. Annette worked for the city of Madison Heights for over 11 years. She was also an accomplished artist specializing in fired glass. She loved road trips and had been to all 50 states.

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In Memory of Virginia Augusta (Darbe) Humble

Published on June 23, 2021

Virginia Augusta (Darbe) Humble August 6, 1920 – May 2, 2021 Virginia Augusta Darbe Humble, a feisty Leo, was welcomed by God into the world on August 6, 1920. Known to all who loved her as Ginny, she was born in Detroit and spent 100 remarkable years in her beloved Michigan. Ginny died with her son by her side on May 2, 2021, at 11:57 PM, at Ascension St. John Hospital in Detroit, MI. A kind and loving mother, wife and friend, Ginny was known as an independent, funny, hard-working and generous trailblazer who enjoyed meeting people of all ages and from all walks of life. Born to William (Bill) Darbe and Evelyn Hessler Darbe, Ginny was raised by her mother and her uncle, Frank Krueger, of Krueger Creamery. They resided in St. Clair Shores. At age 7, she was enrolled at St. Mary Academy boarding school in Monroe, MI, one of the premier schools for young women in the country. She spent her entire school career there, forming a close bond with the founding Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The courage and sacrifice of these women inspired Ginny’s strong faith, which served her throughout her life as she listened to a daily mass and prayed a daily rosary. Many of her SMA classmates remained close to her, and she celebrated her 99th birthday with some of them. Once you met Ginny, you were friends forever. After graduation, she took a job in retail, eventually settling at Jacobson’s department store in Grosse Pointe in the handbag department, located on the store’s bustling street floor. She worked there from 1964 until her retirement and enjoyed returning part-time if needed. Ginny loved working at Jake’s, and anyone who shopped with her received exceptional service. She greeted customers in the store with the same warmth with which she welcomed friends into her home. Her door was always open. She married Claude Thomas Humble in 1950. The glamorous couple welcomed their daughter Gwendolyn Marie in 1953, followed by their son Bryant Thomas in 1955. Always fashionable in her trademark black and white, Mrs. Humble proudly wore her ever-present accessories: a pearl necklace and matching pearl earrings. Gwen wrote these words to capture her mother’s devotion and her passion for elegant style: To have and to hold, the handbag is a portable office, bank, and emergency kit for women everywhere. From the classics Judith Lieber, Chanel, to Hermes the “It” bag in my life was my Mom, indispensable, the handbag holds all! The last bag Bryant and Gwen gifted their Mom was a Louis Vuitton, fondly known as Ginny’s boyfriend “Louie.” Her son-in-law Ian, remembers Ginny as “A fantastic woman, my forever friend. She was a pistol, a firecracker, and I’ll miss her like hell.” Ginny cherished time with Gwen and Ian, both in California and Michigan, and traveled with them around the world. Ginny’s devoted son Bry, cared for his mother until the last moment of her life. They loved to play the lottery together, and if Ginny was at a slot machine, she was in her element. Ginny and Bryant enjoyed watching Detroit sports teams, namely hockey, baseball and football. Virginia is survived by her daughter Gwendolyn Humble McShane and son-in-law Ian McShane, of Los Angeles, CA; her son Bryant Thomas Humble, of St. Clair Shores, MI; and her goddaughter Amy Bagwell, of Lake Way, TX. Virginia was preceded in death by her mother, father, and husband. Mass of Resurrection for Virginia was held Tuesday, May 11, at St. Paul on the Lake, Grosse Pointe Farms. Interment was private at Woodlawn Cemetery, Detroit. Virginia was a long-time, much loved member of the DIO vision support group. In lieu of flowers, the family gratefully prefers donations to go to the Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology. More specifically: Check payable to: HFHS/DIO Memo line on check: H10172 – the number for the DIO Support Group Fund Mail checks to: Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology ATTN: Judi Dara 15415 East Jefferson Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230 Virginia was born en caul, known in folklore as “with a veil.” She believed this was her key to knowing things would always be fine for her own children. Truly the opinionated Leo, she saw her purpose as a caul-bearer to help guide men, women and children to understand themselves and the universe in which they live. This love and empathy she extended to everyone she touched is her legacy.

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A Celebration of Life - Charles Roy Green

Published on June 9, 2021

In memory of Charles Roy Green, age 86, who passed away on November 1, 2020. Family and friends, please join us for his Celebration of Life at an outdoor open house on June 20, 2021 from 1pm to 6pm. Location: American Legion Pavilion, 96 Churchill Rd, Auburn Hills. Social hour from 1-2pm, Program from 2-3pm, Buffet at 3pm.

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Jenkins, Dr. Walter B.

Published on June 9, 2021

Dr. Walter B. Jenkins, a lifelong Detroiter who earned a reputation as an outstanding educator and community leader, made his peaceful transition on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. A graduate of the historic Sidney Miller High School, Dr. Jenkins played football for Wayne State University and the Detroit Lions in the 1950s before becoming an educator in the Detroit Public Schools system. In the 1970s, Dr. Jenkins became the long-time principal of Cooley High School, transforming the school to one of the best in the city. Dr. Jenkins subsequently became the principal of Detroit Northern High School, where he continued his legacy of transformational leadership, inspiring his students to excel beyond the walls of the schoolhouse. “The race is not won by the swiftest runner,” Dr. Jenkins wrote in a tribute to the Northern High Class of 1991, “but rather by the one who endures.” Dr. Jenkins was a graduate of Miller High School, a Master of Arts recipient from Eastern Michigan University, and a Bachelor of Science and Ph.D recipient from Wayne State University. Dr. Jenkins was also inducted into the Wayne State University Athletic Hall of Fame for his esteemed collegiate football career in 1987. He leaves to cherish his memory a previous marriage to Anne C. Jenkins; sister Loretta Hardy Stanford; children Gary (Kathy), Gerard, Glynn, and Greg; a loving wife Mattie; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. His son George; parents Jerry and Lula Mae; and siblings Arthur, Bobby, and Christine preceded him in death.

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Parlove, Lynne

Published on June 9, 2021

In loving memory of Lynne Parlove, 85, who passed away peacefully on May 8th in St. Augustine, Florida, surrounded by family. Formerly of Brighton and then St. Clair Shores, Michigan for the last 30 years, Lynne was born in Sterling Illinois in 1935 to Irene Marie Boucher and London Verne Agnew. She was the loving sister of Lee Agnew (deceased) and Judy Agnew Nealis. She was an amazing mother of 10 children; Francis Parlove, Dominic Parlove (Linda Parlove), Michael Parlove, Patrick Parlove (Kim Lapolla), Lisa Parlove, Shawn Parlove, Tim Parlove, Diane Parlove DiCecco, Julie Parlove Sullivan (Darrell Sullivan), and Andrea Parlove (deceased). She was adored by her 17 grandchildren: Derek, Ryan, Kevin, Emily, Tiffany, Corey, Caitlin, Cheryl, Dustin, Walter, Sara, Leslie, Stephen, Tony, Lynne, Ayla, and Sly. As well as by her 23 great-grandchildren. Lynne leaves an amazing legacy that her family will continue to carry on. She loved crime sitcoms, coffee, starbright mints, her family, and she hated ketchup. She was so deeply loved and will be missed forever. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, July 31st in Pinckney, MI.

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Elizabeth (Libby) Ruelle

Published on May 26, 2021

Elizabeth (Libby) Ruelle, age 31, of Troy and Waterford died unexpectedly May 11, 2021. Libby is survived by her parents Trish & Will, her sibling Kim, and her beloved fiance Adam Keltner. She also was loved by many relatives, friends, and "in-laws". Libby was delivered by her dad in Daytona Beach, Florida on Dec 10, 1989. She lived there until the family moved to Troy, MI in 1992. From the time she was young, Libby was a happy, friendly, caring child. She attended Brookfield Academy, Costello Elementary, Larson MS And Athens HS in Troy, graduating with honors. Libby had a lifelong passion for fashion, including making her own gothic lolita dresses & being named "most fashionable" in high school. Libby started & was the president of the Gay Straight Alliance in HS. She was an active Girl Scout & served for 5 years in the Mackinac Island honor guard, rising to the highest rank of senior patrol leader. Libby enjoyed playing the string bass for many years, & won the Andy Stindt scholarship award. Libby loved animals, hosting puffer fish, turtles, ferrets, hamsters & a dachsund. Her best loved pet was her Tonkinese kitty Admiral Avery. She also doted meticulously on her digital dinosaur pets in her fave video game, ARK. Libby pursued jewelery making, fashion design, & glass blowing over 5 years of college at University of Michigan & California College of the Art. Libby struggled with various health issues starting in HS. In spite of her constant pain, Libby remained positive, friendly, and empathetic to all around her. She made friends with most all who met her, including doctors/nurses/therapists. The silver lining to her becoming paralyzed was the wonderful caregiver & life partner it brought her - THE AMAZINGLY AWESOME ADAM. Adam and Libby met in June 2016 and were in a relationship by November that year. They enjoyed many fun adventures & trips in pursuit of craft beer. They also enjoyed their time at family cottages, & she thrilled to cheer Adam on at his hockey games. Although they never set a date, they talked about marriage & spending their lives together. A memorial page is available at ajdesmond.com

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In Memoriam Betty Gene Yates

Published on May 12, 2021

Betty Gene Yates, loving wife of Dallas Yates from Sterling Heights, Michigan, passed away suddenly on 4/20/21 in Warren, Michigan at the age of 81. Betty was born to William and Mable Cottrell, nee Ploeger in East Detroit, Michigan on 4/10/40. She attended East Detroit High School where she met her high school sweetheart. They were marrried on 6/30/56 at All Saints Lutheran Church in East Detroit, Michigan. Her greatest joy was spending time with family. Betty is preceded in death by her parents,William and Mable. She is survived by her devoted husband Dallas Yates, and loving children Michael (Lori) Yates, Vicky (Dan) Radatz and David Yates. Her grandchildren Carrie (Christian) Zinn, Sean Radatz, Kristopher Yates, David Yates, Matthew (Kelsey) Yates, Olivia Yates, Alexander (Fiance` Allison Augustyn) Radatz and seven great-grandchildren. A brother William (Ellen) Cottrell Jr., Niece/Godchild Bethany (George) Fatkin, and Nephew William (Angela) Cottrell.

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Nice, David Allan

Published on May 12, 2021

David Allan Nice age 79, of Lima and formerly of Troy, Michigan passed away 9:15 a.m., Sunday, May 2, 2021 at Care Core of Lima. He was born July 5, 1941 in Lima to the late George Walter and Ada Liolynn (Dixon) Nice. Dave grew up in Lima and was a former member of Grace United Methodist Church. He was a 1959 graduate of Lima Senior and received a mechanical engineering degree from Ohio Northern University in 1965. He enjoyed working on cars, hunting, fishing, skeet shooting, golf and bowling. He had been the pit crew for grand prix corvette racing back in the day. He retired from General Motors Tech Center as a design engineer in Michigan. Shortly after he began working there, he continued his love of Corvettes, buying a brand new 1967, 427. Survivors include a brother Dick (Linda) Nice of Lima; 2 nieces and a nephew Nicole Nice Helmick (Brent), Tricia Nice Dilworth (Rich) and Marc Nice (Lacy) and 11 great nieces and nephews: Coner, Mason and Hayden Helmick, Cal, Brynne, Lydia, Dawson Whittaker and Vivian Dilworth, Logan and Ian Nice. The family will receive friends 9:30 Saturday, May 15, 2021 and funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville with Pastor Kris Browning and Dr. Daniel Messner officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Lima. Memorial contributions may be given to the Alzheimer’s Association the NRA or Shawnee Alliance Building Fund and online condolences may be shared at BayliffAndSon.com

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PP Obit - Marietta, Josephine

Published on May 12, 2021

Marietta Josephine (Giovannucci) Kruse-Wells Marietta Josephine Giovannucci Kruse-Wells, age 83, passed away Friday, February 12, 2021 at Kingston Care Center of Sylvania. Marietta was born in Canton, Ohio on March 7, 1937 to Salvatore and Lucille (Lucia Noturno) Giovannucci. The family moved to Toledo, Ohio when she was 5 years old. She attended old St. Patrick's Cathedral grade school and then Central Catholic High School where she played clarinet in the high school band and also was a member of the Step Sisters – a 4-part harmony singing girl group. She married Richard Kruse in 1957 and had 6 children. Marietta was very active at Gesu Church through her children's many activities along with Parents' groups and served as a communion distributor. Later, Marietta married F. Dean Wells, a math professor at the University of Toledo in 1982 until his death in 1991. She was a huge promoter of the University of Toledo and its campus during her 30 year career there, retiring in 2004, first working a few years at Scott Park Campus in the Financial Aid office and the remainder of her career at main campus, Career and Placement Services in the capacity of Budget Officer, Events Planner and Office Manager. You could often find Marietta attending University of Toledo football games and tailgate parties dressed in blue and gold playing her tambourine! She was also a member of the Gesu 50 Club, UTRA – University of Toledo Retirees Association and the Women's Association. Being 100% Italian, Marietta enjoyed cooking including her homemade lasagna and meatballs. You could also find her about town driving her candy-apple red convertible Sebring on a sunny day. Marietta was preceded in death by her husband, Dean; parents; siblings, Georgena Boggs (Walter), Madeline Hoye (Joe) and Joe Giovannucci. She is survived by her children, Kevin (Jamee), Maria, Greg, Mark, Kent and Cynthia Wanamaker (Tom); and grandchildren, Jack Wanamaker (Crystal), Nick Wanamaker (Madison), Keri Wanamaker, Molly Kruse (Chris), MacKenzie Kruse and Mickey Kruse. Due to the current health crisis, visitation and services will be private. Interment will be at Toledo Memorial Park. Walker Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements. Condolences may be shared with the family at walkerfuneralhomes.com

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PP Obit - Louis Gene Boggs

Published on May 12, 2021

Louis Gene Boggs, aged 91, recently of Houghton Lake (previously of Shelby Township) passed away on May 7, 2021. Louis was the son of the late Eugene and Beulah Boggs of Ypsilanti and Greenup, KY. He was married to the love of his life, Mary, for almost 70 years before she passed away over 2 years ago and missed her every day until the end. He is also predeceased by his brother and sister-in-law Ted and Pat Boggs. He was the loving father, grandfather and great grandfather to; his children, Dr. Louis E. Boggs(Jenny) and Luann Boggs, grandchildren, Dr. Lyndsy McMorrow(Dr. Robert), Louis B. Boggs(Amanda) and Parker Cohen, great-grandchildren, Louis, Case, Avery, Harper, and Madison. Louis was an active outdoorsman and passed the love of nature on to his children and grandchildren. He love hunting and fishing with the men in the family and telling tall-tales about it to anyone who would listen. Louis was a true renaissance man who loved to take his family traveling throughout the US, Canada, and Mexico via the family camper as well as going to art museums and theatre performances. He enjoyed great conversations with everyone and never met a stranger. Prior to losing Mary he was often the center of every conversation in the room with a great sense of humor to entertain all levels of audience. Louis was formerly an Elementary Principal, teacher, and advisor to the Utica Community Schools and countless students who were lucky enough to cross his path. He truly delighted in working with children, teachers, and parents. He loved his job but was fortunate to retire at the age of 55 and spend the next three-plus decades dividing his time between his homes in Michigan and Florida and visiting his children and grandchildren in Houghton Lake and Plano, Texas. He was an amazing patriarch and will be missed by his family, their friends, and anyone who had the pleasure of knowing him. Louis and Mary will be interred together at the Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly. In lieu of sending flowers, plant a tree or take a walk in the woods in memory of Louis. Arrangements will be handled by Christler Funeral Home, Houghton lake Chapel.

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Turkette, Norma E.

Published on April 28, 2021

Norma E. Turkette (nee Acciacca) passed away on April 6th in Austin, Texas. Norma was born in October, 1931 in Royal Oak Township, the youngest of seven children. She graduated from Madison High School in 1949. She married Thomas Turkette of Hazel Park in 1949, Tom passed away in 2017. She and Tom were active members of St. Mary Magdalen Church in Hazel Park. Tom was a concrete contractor, they moved to Arizona and then Texas for Tom’s health. She spent much of her time in church work and as an assistant teacher at the local elementary school. Norma and her family operated Don’s Horse Farm on Lincoln Road in Madison Heights in the 1940’s and 50’s. The business included horses that could be rented for riding as well as teams of work horses that were used for excavating basements in the area. Norma’s ashes will be returned by their only son Tony for burial at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery later this summer. Call Lee Davids at (248) 544-7444 for more information.

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GOSZTYLA, MARY ANN (AMERATA)

Published on April 28, 2021

GOSZTYLA, MARY ANN (AMERATA), July 17,1921 - April 14, 2021. With lifelong fearless strength and grace, Mary passed away peacefully on April 14, 2021 at the age of 99. An incredible woman, wife, sister and aunt, Mary will be deeply missed by family and friends alike. In memory of our trailblazing woman, may we treasure beauty, love fully, and live life as it comes. Mary will be interred at Great Lakes National Cemetery with her beloved Henry J. A celebration of Mary's life will be announced when hugs are permitted. Arrangements have been entrusted to the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home in Warren, Michigan. Please share memories at www.Temrowski.com

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Crooker, Donna Lynn

Published on April 28, 2021

In Memory of DONNA LYNN CROOKER Donna Lynn Crooker died peacefully on Sunday, April 18th at the age of 76 at the Hospice of the Golden Isles in Brunswick, Ga. Donna was born in Bridgeport, Conn., the first of three daughters to Roy and Lillian Mahlberg, living many places in her youth, including Niagara Falls, N.Y., Wilmington, Del., Lake Forest, Ill., and Memphis, Tenn. Donna attended college at Ohio Wesleyan University, was a member of Alpha Xi Delta sorority, and became an alumni of the ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, Calif. before moving to Detroit, Mich. in 1967. There, she met her husband, Herbert Crooker; a Ford Motor Co. supervisor and community leader at the local Masonic lodge. They married in 1968 and enjoyed gathering with friends, dancing at the Roostertail lounge, and boating on the Detroit River. After Herb's death from cancer in 1979, Donna raised their two children as a single mom in the Birmingham-Bloomfield area of SE Michigan throughout the 1980s. She worked as an art director at several prominent Detroit area advertising agencies, including Leo J. Brennan Communications and Denham & Company in Troy, Mich., spending her off time coaching and refereeing youth soccer. Donna became a pioneer of the burgeoning computer graphic arts industry in the Metro Detroit area by mastering the power of early Apple Macintosh software platforms. She established Blue Chip Graphics, Ltd. in 1990, becoming one of the first digital artists to merge desktop publishing with commercial direct-to-print services. She went on to be a graphic artist with C&G Newspapers in Warren, Mich. before moving to Brunswick, Ga. in 2004. After a short time at Golden Isles Realty Co. on St. Simons Is., Donna became senior graphic artist at the Brunswick News in 2006, retiring in 2015 following the passing of her mother. After retirement, Donna donated her artistic prowess to several local organizations such as The Island Players community theater and the Coastal Symphony of Georgia, as well as volunteering at the local Humane Society and Marshes of Glynn Libraries. Donna is survived by two sisters, Patricia Bertapelle (Richard) of Healdsburg, Calif., and Karin Mahlberg Mills (Larry) of St. Simons Is., along with daughter Amanda Crooker of Livonia, Mich. and son Keith Crooker of Minneapolis, Minn. Donna's ashes will be released to the sea, and a portion will fly into space aboard a Celestis Memorial Spaceflight in 2022. A post-COVID remembrance gathering in Georgia will be planned for a later date, and those wishing to attend may send their name and contact information to rememberingdonna@comcast.net . In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Humane Society of South Coastal Georgia. Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements. www.edomillerandsons.com

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BRIEMASTER GEORGE

Published on April 21, 2021

George Briemaster passed away peacefully on March 22nd 2021 in his home.There was nothing he loved more than his wife Trudy. He is preceded in death by his daughter Irene. He is survived by his beloved wife Trudy, his son Gregory, his grandchildren(Gabrielle, Tabitha, Charles and Rebecca) and great grandchildren (Everly and Cassidy). There will be no funeral services at this time.

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Carpenter, Craig

Published on April 21, 2021

It is with great sadness to the family of Craig Carpenter, 60, of Rochester Hills, that he passed away on March 29, 2021, in Royal Oak, Michigan. He was born in January, 1961 in Hillsdale, Michigan to Curtis and Joyce Carpenter. He attended Hillsdale High School in Hillsdale, Michigan. He continued his education at Michigan State University graduating with a B.S. in Zoology and went on to receiving his M.S. in Computer Science at Oakland University. He enjoyed computers and playing many kinds of games with his family and friends. He loved his family and family was very important to him. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 36 years, Karen; his sons, Dean, Seth, and Steven; and his parents Curtis and Joyce Carpenter. He will also be fondly remembered by his sister Kathy (Greg) Mills; his brother Eric (Diane); his sister Julie (Scott) Hergert; and many nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held at Lakepoint Community Church on April 24th at 1550 W. Drahner Road, Oxford, MI 48371 at 12:30.

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Dodman, Jennifer

Published on April 21, 2021

Jennifer Renee Dodman passed away March 28, 2021. She will be missed by all her family and friends. She is survived by Jeannette Fugate, Jacob Dodman/Sarah, Jeremy Fugate/Paige, Griffin Dodman, Cynthia Belfry Vestal/Nathan, Robert Dodman/Fran, Stephanie Dodman/Joe, and many wonderful Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Nieces, and Nephews. She was loved by so many people and gave help to anyone that asked, or to those that she knew needed her. Her infectious laugh made the room light up and she always had a sense of humor. Holidays were Jennifer’s favorite time, especially at Christmas. Her generosity and love were amazing. She loved to cook, play poker, bingo, photography, and traveled to see her wonderful friends and family from all over the Country. Jennifer’s greatest joys were her Sons, Jacob and Jeremy, and her Grandson Griffin. Jennifer went to the Florida School for the Deaf, Gallaudet, graduated from the Michigan School for the Deaf, and attended OCC. She worked as a Quality Control Manager in Shelby Twp., MI. She is now in God’s hands without pain from the Cancer .Jennifer’s Family and Friends have so many great memories to share. A Tribute for Jennifer will be held outside at the Rochester Community House June 12, 2021, 3pm. In lieu of flowers Donations can be made to St. Jude’s or the American Cancer Foundation.

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Osborne, John

Published on April 21, 2021

In Memory of John W Osborne John W Osborne, Age 60, passed away on March 30, 2021. Beloved husband of Linda (nee Rayner) for 35 years. Adored son of Robert and the late Betty Osborne. Loving father of Matthew (Brittany), Christopher (Brenna), and Mary Lynn (Michael) Lane. Predeceased by his daughter Jennifer. Proud grandfather of Gavin, Kalleigh, Mason, Chase, Jamison, Evan, Carter, and the late Jacob. Dear brother of Roberta (Randy) Olsen. John was born on January 27, 1961, graduated from Clawson High School in 1979, served in the US Navy from 1980-1983, worked most of his career as a Welder Repair Technician at Chrysler Sterling Stamping, and lived in Fraser, MI. John was a loving husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, and friend, who was taken from us too soon. John was a huge family man with a love for the outdoors; he was an avid walleye fisherman, hunter, and gun enthusiast. He will be missed by many.

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Sanders, Joe Jr

Published on April 21, 2021

Joe Sanders, Jr. Joe Sanders Jr., affectionately known as “Joe Boy”, was born on April 21, 1947 at Baptist Hospital in Alexandria, Louisiana. As the eldest son of Pattie Culbert Sanders and Joe Herman Sanders (deceased), Joe truly embraced being big brother to Jennie Lane Robertson of Stockton, CA; Gloria Faye Sanders (deceased); Norman Sanders (deceased); Cynthia Brooks (Albert) of Houston, TX; Dr. Pamelaia Sanders of Pineville (Rigolette), LA; Ronnie Sanders (Anita) of Pineville (Rigolette), LA; and Phoebe Weatherspoon of Atlanta, GA. He rarely missed an opportunity to celebrate milestones such as graduations, weddings and Bayou Classics that brought family together. Joe grew up in the Rigolette neighborhood of Pineville, LA, also known as the “Piney Woods”, which is in Rapides Parish. Joe excelled in football and was a scholar athlete who lettered as an all-state offensive lineman. He helped lead Peabody High School (PHS) to two Louisiana state championship games. Joe graduated from Peabody in 1965 and later attended Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana where he graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration, class of 1969. After graduating from college, Joe accepted a position with Detroit Edison (now DTE Energy) in Detroit, Michigan. He took a detour shortly afterwards, to answer the draft call to service by the United States Army, where he served in the MP (Military Police) unit and did a tour of duty in Vietnam. After completing his military service, Joe continued his professional career as a young internal auditor at Detroit Edison. Joe met his college sweetheart, Barbara Ann Miles, at Southern University and they married in 1972. While he rose through the management ranks in his career, he demonstrated unwavering support to Barbara in her career as well. Joe achieved many firsts in internal auditing in the company, including becoming the first Black executive in internal auditing and serving as the Acting General Director of Auditing for the company. He retired from DTE Energy after a successful 32-year career. Joe was a well-respected member of the Detroit professional community. He carved out time to serve as President of the Detroit Chapter Southern University Alumni Association and the first Black President of The National Institute of Internal Auditors - Detroit Chapter. While Joe achieved many career highlights, he was most proud of his two sons - Cornell Kip Larry (LaShanda Reed-Larry) of Mansfield, TX and Ryan Joseph Sanders (fianc� Janae Dandridge). He traveled many miles to attend over 200 of Ryan’s youth soccer and basketball games, missing only two throughout the years. He also supported Barbara and Ryan for many years by traveling to FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) events across the country, sometimes serving as a judge. And, he participated in numerous activities with the Oakland County Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated for over 10 years. With Kip, Joe shared his interests in tennis, golf and jazz through the years. He was overjoyed when Kip decided to attend his alma mater, Southern University. As fellow Jaguars, there wasn’t a Bayou Classic they missed during Kip’s years at SU. After 45 years in the metro Detroit area, Joe and Barbara relocated in retirement to the Dallas/Ft. Worth suburbs in 2017 to be closer to Kip and his family. Joe loved spending time with Kip, LaShanda and “The Three'' - a name he gave to his grandsons: Julian Alexander Sanders Larry, Sean Gabriel Sanders Larry, and Xavier Elijah Sanders Larry. He truly enjoyed attending Julian, Sean and Xavier’s activities and became a staple in the stands of their basketball, baseball and football games. His dream was to travel across the country with “The Three” in an RV, but instead he took them each on walks, enjoyed family meals, vacationed together and introduced them to the Piney Woods. In his free time, Joe loved to reconnect with his rural Louisiana roots by way of working in his yard. He could often be seen at his favorite local flower shops near the family home in Troy, Michigan and loved to get his hands in the dirt at the season’s first sign of warm weather. Joe also made a point to reconnect with the Southern University alumni as a charter and lifetime member of the Southern University Fort Worth Alumni Chapter. Joe was a quiet, thoughtful, warm hearted man with a good sense of humor and a strong sense of family! He will forever be missed by his loving wife Barbara, cherished sons and grandson Kip, Ryan, Julian, Sean and Xavier. He also leaves behind his beloved mother Pattie and siblings Jennie, Cynthia, Pamelaia, Ronnie, and Phoebe. Uncle Joe’s nieces and nephews include Michaunda Roberson (fianc� Malik Marin), Demea Jamison (Shaemekia), Wesley Alexander (Tannischa), Cairn Horton (Victor), Malrik Boose (Leslie), Shelly Sanders, Darion Sanders (fianc� Antonia), Jasmine Sanders, and Irie Weatherspoon. His heart was full seeing the family grow to include a host of great nieces, great nephews, and his godchildren Joseph Williams and Ren�e Macbeth. Joe will also be fondly remembered by his brother-in-law Charles and sister-in-law Donna Alexander who helped make the transition to Texas smoother with couples’ dinners and family gatherings. His extended Michigan clan includes Mike Marion, Saundra Marion, Hellen Dennis, along with Ron and Roberta Gamble. And, Terry “Rigolette” Williams, his homeboy, visited from California a month prior to Joe going home to be with the Lord. In lieu of flowers, donations to scholarship funds can made online in the memory of Joe Sanders, Jr.: Southern University Joe Sanders, Jr. Memorial Scholarship https://sualumni.site-ym.com/page/JoeSandersMSF

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In Memoriam Debbi Lynn Howell

Published on April 7, 2021

Debbi Lynn Howell, age 66, went to be with the Lord, February 22, 2021 with her family by her side. Debbi was born in Highland Park on October 31, 1954 to the late Florence and Kenneth Mitchell. Debbi retired from the Macomb County Community Services Agency in 2011 where she served 14 years as a social worker and supervisor. She had a deep passion for helping others. She was a long-time leader and member of Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church. The family is grateful for the life-long friendship of Pastor Roger Facione who was with the family virtually when Debbi went to be with the Lord. Debbi loved to travel, including to Lakeland, Florida for Spring Training with the Detroit Tigers with her husband, Keith, and her youngest son, Billy. Debbi also loved to shop with her 2 granddaughters, Nicolina and Isabella Buccilli. Debbi is survived by her husband, Keith Howell, her sons Alexander (Sherry) Buccilli and Anthony (Collette) Buccilli, her granddaughters Nicolina and Isabella Buccilli, and siblings Della Mitchell, John Mitchell, and Cynthia Parnicky.

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Betty Giles In Memoriam

Published on March 24, 2021

Betty A. Giles Giles, Betty A., age 97, passed peacefully surrounded by her family at home on March 3, 2021. Beloved wife of the late Vincent for 65 years. Dear mother of Beverly Warr, David (Roberta) and Lawrence (Sonya). Loving grandmother of Garrison Warr, Charles Warr, Dr. Christopher (Emily) Giles, Patrick Giles and Sean Giles. Preceded in death by her parents and all 15 of her siblings. She was a faithful Catholic who enjoyed sewing, crocheting and golfing into her 90's. Betty was happiest when spending time with her family. All services will be held privately for family. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

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Thomas Craig Bailey

Published on March 10, 2021

In Memory of THOMAS CRAIG BAILEY – Age 67 – Beloved son of the late Walter A. Bailey Jr. Survived by his mother Barbara Hawksley. Loving father of Stephanie (Les) Wutka and Thomas C. Bailey Jr. Proud grandfather of Alyssa, Abigail, and Avery Wutka. Dearest brother of Walter A. Bailey III (Barbara) Bailey and Barbara Jan (Chris) Hutchison. Uncle to Blair Bailey. Tom will be dearly missed by his dog Bart and many friends. Please make a donation in Tom’s memory to your favorite children’s charity

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Johnson, Raymond Carl Deceased

Published on March 10, 2021

Raymond C. Johnson age 100 passed away on February 28, 2021 formerly of Rochester and Oxford, Michigan. Please visit www.borekjennings.com to view the complete obituary or you can leave a message of comfort for Ray’s family at 1-877-231-7900.

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Raisch, Robert S

Published on February 24, 2021

Robert S. Raisch, 91 passed away on Feb 11th surrounded by his family. Graduate of Cranbrook High School 47’ and joined the Holloway V-S program, attending Duke University. He was the student team manager of the Duke Basketball team 47’, 48’ and a member of the Duke Lacrosse team. He served in the Korean War and was twice awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. After 33 years of service was retired, as Brigadier General - Assistant Wing Commander, 4th MAW commander of Selfridge Air National Guard Base. As a Detroiter, he was the owner of The Supersine Co., for more than 50 years. He was actively involved in supporting the Detroit community from the mounting of the Spirit of Detroit, to participating with the Parade Company. He spearheaded the Detroit Marine Corp Mess Night and sat rink side at Olympia Stadium cheering the Red Wings. An avid sailor and the owner of the NY32 Patriot. Detroit’s parade inspired him to participate in the Macy’s Day Parade in NYC. A champion of animals, he was paramount in re-establishing the Detroit Mounted Police and founded Restore the Horse Foundation- to preserve and support Mounted Police Units across Metro Detroit. He was a summer resident of Mackinac Island and had a special fondness for the island, its history, its people and was active in many local activities. A renaissance man who wrote plays, played croquette, built model boats of the Great Lakes, played banjo, and directed Broadway-level plays from Detroit to Mackinac Island. A set designer for more than 50 years and a champion for the Arts. He was a member of the AIA-MSA, Bayview Yacht Club, Mackinac Island Associates, Music Hall Producers, Marine Corps Red Coats, Duke Alumni Association, St. Dunstan’s Theater Guild, MHS and the GABCDC. He is survived by his wife Susan of 67 years, his dog Tutu, children: Rob, Elizabeth, Laura, Julie and grandchildren: Andrew, Katherine, and Matthew. He is preceded in death by his grandson Robert. The family asks for donations to the Marine Corp Scholarship Fund, The Restore the Horse Foundation and The Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts. Full obituary at https://www.sullivanfuneraldirectors.com/obituaries/Robert-Raisch/Obituary A memorial service will take place on Mackinac Island this summer. ________________________________________

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Rottiers, Rick R.

Published on February 10, 2021

Rick R. Rottiers 11/8/52-2/11/2019 Seventy five words could never say How much we miss you More and more each day We miss the laughs We miss the cheer But we know you're there when we crack a beer. Love, Your 3 Girls Karen, Shawn and Stacey Jason, Mark, and Noah Lucy, Ike and Howie

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Peteuil, John M.

Published on January 27, 2021

In Loving Memory of John M. Peteuil John Michael Peteuil passed away at age 92 on December 12, 2020, at home after a slow decline from a stroke in 2015. He was born on September 21, 1928, was a husband, son, brother, father, grandfather, a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne, and a Veteran of The Korean War. He married Alfreda on February 7, 1953 and was married almost 68 years. He was the loving father of seven children Sheryl, Michael, Jon, Ron (Shelley), Don, Gary & Robert, proud grandfather of 9, and great grandfather of 5. John was predeceased by his parents John & Helen and siblings, Bernadine & Evelyn. He loved to fish, hunt, swim, golf, camp, and dance, not necessarily in that order. He also won a couple dancing contest on roller skates! John graduated from St. Clements High School in Warren in 1946. His first job was with Grissom Plymouth Dodge in Warren, and he was hooked forever on cars. Warren Chrysler was his favorite dealership/employer, and he worked for 61 years as a Service Manager/Director. He created Plymouth Trouble Shooting contests with car repairs, had cars donated to Mott High School for students to troubleshoot, and created Plymouth Trouble Shooting contests with car repairs - his mechanics won most competitions. Warren Chrysler was the first dealership to have the Chrysler Five Star Quality Program, and the first to win the award in all of Michigan. John was in the Civil Air Patrol in his younger years, and received small plane flying lessons on his 50th birthday from his seven children and received his pilot’s license, a dream he always had. He did fly small planes (Cessna), but decided to stay on the ground with his family. He came home every day for lunch and swam with his children in the pool. It became the neighborhood pool – definitely a family neighborhood. John's focus in life was a strong devotion to his faith and a great love of his family; God and family were first in his life. John had a personal audience and private mass with Pope John Paul II in the Pope’s apartment in the Vatican (Rome, Italy) four times. The Pope is now Saint John Paul II. John was known as a “LEGEND” and as the man who could help in Warren and other cities and counties. He cared for and serviced all the Warren Police cars, and we certainly did receive extra care from the Police. MOPAR gave him many awards, and he taught classes at Macomb College. He was a quiet man, but never stopped working or caring. He knew more than he would say, thought more than he spoke, and noticed more than people realized. We won’t forget his strong faith. Mass was held at St. Thomas More Church in Troy MI and interment was at Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials can be made to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen, Detroit, MI. Share memories with the family at their online “Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com. He married Alfreda on February 7, 1953 and was married almost 68 years. He was the loving father of seven children Sheryl, Michael, Jon, Ron (Shelley), Don, Gary & Robert, proud grandfather of 9, and great grandfather of 5. John was predeceased by his parents John & Helen and siblings, Bernadine & Evelyn. He loved to fish, hunt, swim, golf, camp, and dance, not necessarily in that order. He also won a couple dancing contest on roller skates! John graduated from St. Clements High School in Warren in 1946. His first job was with Grissom Plymouth Dodge in Warren, and he was hooked forever on cars. Warren Chrysler was his favorite dealership/employer, and he worked for 61 years as a Service Manager/Director. He created Plymouth Trouble Shooting contests with car repairs, had cars donated to Mott High School for students to troubleshoot, and created Plymouth Trouble Shooting contests with car repairs - his mechanics won most competitions. Warren Chrysler was the first dealership to have the Chrysler Five Star Quality Program, and the first to win the award in all of Michigan. John was in the Civil Air Patrol in his younger years, and received small plane flying lessons on his 50th birthday from his seven children and received his pilot’s license, a dream he always had. He did fly small planes (Cessna), but decided to stay on the ground with his family. He came home every day for lunch and swam with his children in the pool. It became the neighborhood pool – definitely a family neighborhood. John's focus in life was a strong devotion to his faith and a great love of his family; God and family were first in his life. John had a personal audience and private mass with Pope John Paul II in the Pope’s apartment in the Vatican (Rome, Italy) four times. The Pope is now Saint John Paul II. John was known as a “LEGEND” and as the man who could help in Warren and other cities and counties. He cared for and serviced all the Warren Police cars, and we certainly did receive extra care from the Police. MOPAR gave him many awards, and he taught classes at Macomb College. He was a quiet man, but never stopped working or caring. He knew more than he would say, thought more than he spoke, and noticed more than people realized. We won’t forget his strong faith. Mass was held at St. Thomas More Church in Troy MI and interment was at Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials can be made to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen, Detroit, MI. Share memories with the family at their online “Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com.

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PP Obit / Mildred A. Copp

Published on January 27, 2021

Mildred A. Copp ( September 08, 1938 - January 15, 2021 ) Mildred A. Copp, a long-time resident of Mount Clemens, Michigan, passed away on January 15, 2021 at the age of 82. She was born on September 8, 1938 in Mt. Clemens to the late Charles W. and Hilda Lipske Pegelo. On November 26, 1960, she would marry Mr. Thomas Copp; together they spent 36 years of marriage before his passing on July 4, 1997. Mrs. Copp was a homemaker for most of her life, dedicating to her family legacy. She attended Faith Christian Center Church in Chesterfield for many years, gaining the love of all fellow parishioners around her. In her younger years, she enjoyed gardening, growing many flowers throughout her yard. Mildred is survived by six children, Toni Asher, Gerald Lachapelle, Carol (Sam) Chirco, John (Robin) Copp, Thomas Copp II, and Christina (Doug) Wilson. She was the loving grandmother of Adam, Tiffany, Jamie, and many more. In addition, her brother Gerald “Joe” Pegelo, many great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and other extended family also survive. Besides her parents and husband, Mildred is preceded in death by her daughter Elizabeth Nieman, as well as six siblings. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 from 12:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. in the Harold W. Vick Funeral Home, 140 South Main Street, Mt. Clemens. A funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m. with the Rev. Joe Kilcoine officiating. When in attendance, we kindly ask that all guests wear a face covering and practice social distancing for the safety and well-being of the family and our staff. Although everyone is welcome to visit with the family, current Health Department ordinances limits 25 people per funeral at the funeral home. Please be mindful of other guests wishing to pay their respects. Burial arrangements have been made private at Clinton Grove Cemetery, Clinton Township. Contributions in memory of Mildred may be made to the American Cancer Society. Share memories at www.vickfuneralhome.com

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Langdon, Grace E.

Published on January 27, 2021

GRACE E. (BETTY) LANGDON, 93, formerly of Rochester, MI passed away peacefully on January 6, 2021 in Bay City, MI, at her daughters’ home with family by her side. She was born in Detroit, MI, on December 5, 1927. Grace graduated from Almont High School. She married Donaldson H. Sanday in June of 1946 and went on to marry Lloyd G. Langdon in October of 1963. She was a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles #2634, Girl Scouts of America, Older Persons Commission and St. Paul’s United Methodist Church. Grace had a passion for knitting/crocheting, ceramics, sewing, traveling, NASCAR and loved playing euchre. She is survived by: her three daughters, Sharon (Gordon) Plummer, Lisa (Kelly) Toombs, Linda (Jim Halfacer) Willett; step-children James Langdon and Lona Turner; eleven grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, John and Ruth Haacke, brother Robert Haacke, sister Nancy Linder and son Donaldson H. Sanday, Jr. Cremation has taken place. A graveside Celebration of Life will take place on Saturday, June 26, 2021 at 1:00 pm, Fairview Cemetery, in St. Helen, Michigan. Memorial contributions can be directed to The Care Team Hospice and a special thanks to her amazing nurse Amanda.

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Polikowsky, James Roger Deceased

Published on January 27, 2021

James Roger Polikowsky, 88 of Spartanburg, SC, formerly of Royal Oak, MI, passed on January 15, 2021 after prolonged illness. Born April 21, 1932 in Rochester, MN. Graduated Lincoln High School in 1951, Ferndale, MI. Sisters Verna Satterfield of Ferndale, Darlene Duncan (deceased) and Lois (Jerry) Collis of Cedar Springs. Served in the United States Navy Reserves until 1959. Mr. Polikowsky retired from Frito Lay in 1989. He enjoyed spending time at the cottage on Surrey Lake, fishing, hunting, traveling, wood working and clock tinkering. He also enjoyed having a cup of coffee at Tim Hortons. Beloved husband of Patricia. The couple were married for 68 years. Loving father of 5 children; Robert (Annetta) of Brighton, MI, Linda Escobedo of Texas, Julie Silverstri of New York, Suzanne (Kenneth) McLeod of Hartland, MI, and James (Cheryl) of Columbiaville, MI. Proud grandfather of 16 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends on Friday, January 29 from 12:30 pm until time of memorial service, 1:30 pm at Wm. Sullivan and Son Funeral Home, 705 W. 11 Mile Rd. (4 blocks E. of Woodward), Royal Oak. Per Covid-19 restrictions, no more than 25 people may be in attendance in the visitation chapel at a time and masks are required to enter the funeral home.

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Juhl, Daniel L.

Published on January 27, 2021

. Daniel L. Juhl July 7, 1959 – January 17, 2021 It is with great sadness that our family announces the peaceful passing of Daniel L. Juhl, 61, on January 17, 2021, at his home in Coupeville, WA. Dan was a native of Rochester, MI, attended St. John Lutheran Church and School, graduated from Rochester High School, and was highly respected in the glass and glazing industry in the Detroit area. In his retirement Dan was the handyman extraordinaire around the house and enjoyed his time with family and friends. Dan is lovingly remembered by his wife Erika, his parents, JoAnn and Roy Juhl, his daughter Sara (Jeremy) Myrick, stepson Scott (Gussie) Wilson, grandchildren Chloe and Aydan, step grandson Elric; his sister Cathy (Dennis) Evans, his brothers David and John, and his nephews Douglas, Robert, Taylor, and nieces Jennifer and Melanie. Dan is also survived by Erika’s brothers, Frank and Helmut Gruber, as well as many extended family members and friends. Dan’s family suggests memorial donations to The Salvation Army, locally, or donations online at: www.satruck.org; or to your local Habitat for Humanity, or online at: www.habitat.org. A Celebration of Dan’s life will be held in Rochester, Michigan July 10, 2021. Arrangements were entrusted to Wallin Funeral Home, Oak Harbor, WA. Please visit Dan's page in our Book of Memories online at www.wallinfuneralhome.com to share memories and leave condolences.

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In Memoriam - Earnest Rea

Published on January 27, 2021

In Memory of Ernest Farrell Rea Ernest Farrell Rea, age 80 of Rochester Hills, passed away January 21, 2021. Loving husband of Linda Rea for 58 years, dear father of David (Laura) Rea, Paula Rea (Pete) Johnston and Paul (Shana) Rea, cherished grandfather of Jennifer, Melissa, Megan, Noah, Samantha, Kelsey and Joseph, great grandfather of Shaun, Skylar and Mia. Brother of Jim (Joy) Rea, the late Edwin (The late Juanita) Rea, the late Shirley Rea (Eugene) Martin, the late Alberta Rea (Don) Kohler. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends. Private family services were held. Memorials in Ernest’s name may be made to the ALS Society. Online guest book www.modetzfuneralhomes.com

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PP Obit - Larry Roger March

Published on January 13, 2021

Larry Roger March, born September 13, 1937 passed away on 12/21/2020 at age 83 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. He is survived by his wife of 56 years Rita, his children: Lori March-Wilsey (Scott Wilsey), Lisa Braddock and Larry March. He was a loving grandfather to 6 grandchildren: Jessica Schefke, Ivy Holloway (Ryan), Jamie Blue, Hunter March, Brooke March, Tyler March and 2 great grandchildren, Rimmy and Ellis Holloway. Larry grew up in Hazel Park and graduated from Hazel Park High School in 1955. He retired from William Beaumont Hospital-Troy as an X-ray Technician in 2002 after 25 years. He was loved and will be missed by his family and many friends. Because of COVID virus a celebration of life will be held at a later date this summer.

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Borts, Virginia

Published on January 13, 2021

Virginia Bryan Borts passed away peacefully at her home on December 16, 2020 at the age of 92. She was born on October 27, 1928, in Detroit, Michigan. Virginia was the daughter of Jesse and Ruth Bryan and is survived by her sister Mary Jane Bryan Hewitt and sister in law Judy Bryan along with numerous nieces and nephews. Virginia is predeceased by her husband Wallace, and siblings Jessie Murdoch (James), Marcia Boone (John), Bessie Kamerer (Al), and Richard Bryan (Judy). Virginia inspired generations of students while teaching English, Speech, and Drama for 37 years at Southfield High School. She was the first teacher in the state of Michigan to put on a high school musical theater play and so Virginia was recognized in the Michigan Teachers’ Hall of Fame. Her teaching included traveling children’s theater and major productions including musicals, comedies and dramas annually, as well as engaging in the State-wide Forensic Play competitions. It was no surprise that Virginia was honored as the Outstanding Teacher of Performing Arts Students for the State of Michigan. Virginia cared deeply for family, kids, the community, and had a special love of dogs. She was quick to get involved in supporting others. She was very active in her church, the Royal Oak First United Methodist Church, and could be found at many events, from the choir, to fish fry events, sack lunch program, and numerous committees. Her church truly was a passion area for her. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Leader Dogs for the Blind of Michigan, or the American Diabetes Association. A socially distanced visitation will be held from 2-8pm on January 2, 2021 at the Sullivan & Son funeral home, 705 W. Eleven Mile Road, Royal Oak, Michigan, 48067. A memorial service will be planned at a future date.

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In Memoriam Alexandria (Sandy) Pandell

Published on January 13, 2021

In Loving Memory of Alexandria Pandell Alexandria (Sandy) Pandell passed away peacefully on January 14, 2019 at the age of 76. She was born in Detroit, Michigan on December 28, 1942; daughter of Theodore and Cecilia (Garstecki) Kasperski. Alexandria married Robert Pandell on September 22, 1962 at St. Gertrude Church in St. Clair Shores. The couple enjoyed 57 wonderful years of marriage. Sandy was self-taught and amazingly talented when it came to crafting. She knitted and crocheted just about anything, including dozens of homemade sweaters, hats, booties, blankets, and donated hundreds of hats, sweaters and booties for new born babies to families at various hospitals to wear home. She made dozens of beautiful quilts precisely cut and hand sewn of her own designs for all her children, grandchildren, and many other families. Her other talents included various crafts, jewelry and much more. She was a published author in “The Delicate Art of Quilling” for her extraordinary talents. She was a lifelong Detroit Tigers fan. She will be remembered for her congeniality, her big heart, long talks, advice, generosity in donating to organizations. Her biggest love in life was her family! She will always be missed by her loving husband Robert (always calling him “Bobby,” to the enjoyment of her family. She was proud of her daughters Kimberly Shock (Robert) and Diana Pappas (Stephen), and her grandchildren Brandon, Marisa, Alixandria, Lauren, Zachary and Robert.

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Mary Rose Maurer

Published on January 13, 2021

Mary Rose Maurer of St. Ignace passed away peacefully early Thursday, December 31, 2020, following an eight-month battle with cancer. She was 69. She was born May 4, 1951, in Detroit to Michael and Rosemary (nee Mocarski) Maximiuk and attended Greenfield Park elementary school before the family moved to Walled Lake and she was graduated from Walled Lake High School in 1969. In high school, she enjoyed participating in the cave exploration club. She was graduated from Michigan State University in 1973 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Resource Development and where she met her husband, Wesley H. Maurer, Jr., in differential calculus class. They were married September 18, 1971 in Warren. The Maurers celebrated the 50th anniversary of their first date December 7, 2020, and would have been married 50 years in 2021. They moved to Mackinac Island in 1973 to work on the Mackinac Island Town Crier, owned by her father-in-law, and moved to Cedarville in 1975 after the family purchased the Les Cheneaux Islands Weekly Wave and also the Republican-News and St. Ignace Enterprise, later renamed The St. Ignace News. Mary and Wesley became sole owners of the mainland publications in 1980 and of the Mackinac Island Town Crier in 1995, and Mary Maurer served as associate publisher and business manager of the entire operation, Maurer Publishing LLC. On Mackinac Island and in St. Ignace, Mary was active in women’s volleyball and played in the St. Ignace women’s softball league and amateur tennis team at Petoskey, affiliated with the United States Tennis Association. Mary was also in the first Emergency Medical Technician graduating class in 1974 for the Mackinac Island Ambulance Corps and in St. Ignace she was an active member of the community theater group, Playcrafters. She served on the board of Mackinac Associates from 2003 to 2012. At the time of her passing, Mary was a member since 1985 of the St. Ignace Library Board, serving as president in 2011; St. Ignace Community Foundation since 1999, serving as president from 2001 to 2004; Mackinac Straits Health System trustee since 2013, and, since 2015, Superior Health Foundation in Marquette, which funds unmet healthcare needs, research, education, and prevention programs throughout the Upper Peninsula, and on which she was an integral member of the grants committee. She was also a member of the Mackinac Island Yacht Club, Wawashkamo Golf Club, Mackinac Associates, St. Ignace Yacht Club, the St. Ignace Chocolate Society, and through the business, a host of civic organizations. “Mary was a perfect friend, lover, traveling companion, and business partner,” said her husband, Wesley. “She was determined, smart, and witty. She had compassion for all things small and vulnerable, be it a hungry squirrel or kitten, a sprouting plant or flower, or a child. Over 50 years of growing together and learning from each other, we shared admiration and respect and loved every adventure, whether traveling to a distant city or across town to a store. We just really liked being together.” In addition to her husband, she leaves five siblings and their families, Madeline Maximiuk of Macomb, Michael Maximiuk of Deckerville, Marlene and James Hoydic of West Branch, Marilyn and Carl McCauley of West Branch, and Maureen and Tim Clark of Warren; two sisters-in-law and their families, Margie Shelton of Pinckney and Marilyn and Michael Baker of Dublin, Ohio, and many nieces, nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents. A service will be planned later, as the pandemic permits. Burial will be on Mackinac Island. Memorials can be made to the St. Ignace Community Foundation, Mackinac Straits Health Foundation, or charity of choice.

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Delores Barbera Obituary

Published on January 13, 2021

Dolores Leona Barbera May 27, 1932 - December 20, 2020 Dolores Leona Barbera, age 88 of Warren, died December 20, 2020, due to COVID-19, at Ascension St. John Hospital in Warren. She was born May 27, 1932 in Detroit, daughter of the late Edward and the late Frances (nee: Noreck) Strenk. Following high school, Dolores worked as a beautician until she was hired by the Champion Spark Plug Company where she worked for over 30 years before retiring in 1982. Just prior to accepting her position with Champion, Dolores married James Barbera on September 27, 1951. Not long after becoming husband & wife, Mr. & Mrs. Barbera chose the community of Warren to call their new home. They purchased a house and it was there that they would raise 3 children, James, Michelle and Renee. Many will remember Dolores for her strong and abiding faith, and for the active role she played at her parish, St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church in Warren. She was a proud member of the Women’s Club, the Stephen Ministry, and enjoyed serving as a Eucharistic Minister. Dolores was always grateful for the many wonderful friends she made through her many involvements within the church. When it came to the fun memories and favorite pastimes that Dolores enjoyed, perhaps near the top of her list would have been those treasured summertime moments spent with family and friends, right in her own backyard. Of course, what made her yard so special was their in-ground pool. They had many beautiful days entertaining family and friends. Family fun was also enjoyed through their shared love of camping,…and it just didn’t get any better than packing up the kids and heading for Camp Metamora, an adventure almost always enjoyed with her sister Shirley and her family. And lastly, Dolores liked nothing better than getting with friends and family to play cards. A loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Dolores was a true matriarch who never left you guessing how she felt. She was revered as a good listener and had the heart of a servant. Whether through her years on the job, her involvement at church, or the many other people she met along the way, Dolores touched countless hearts and souls in her journey through life and definitely leaves a legacy of love for all to embrace with each reflection shared. She will be missed beyond expression and loved beyond measure. Dolores was the beloved wife of the late James Giacomo Barbera. Dearest mother of Michelle (Gregg) Demers, Renee Barbera, and the late James “Jamie” Barbera. Cherished grandmother of Candace & Emily, and great-grandmother of Kayleigh & Kamryn. She leaves behind brother-in-law, Robert Himmel, as well as many loving nieces, nephews, cousins, and her best friend of 78 years, Pat Warde. Dolores was also preceded in death by her sister Shirley Himmel; sister-in-law, Caroline Castiglione; and brother-in-law, William Castiglione. Due to the COVID pandemic, a Memorial Mass for Dolores, with a luncheon (per her instructions) to follow, will be celebrated at a later date. Private Family Services for Dolores have been held at the funeral home. Arrangements have been entrusted to the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home in Warren, Michigan.

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Jezierski, Jeannine

Published on January 13, 2021

In Loving Memory of Jeannine Jezierski Jeannine Jezierski, 87, of Troy, Michigan, passed away due to complications of pneumonia. She was the faithful wife of the late Frederick Jezierski for more than 57 years. Her parents, Henry & Isabell Souter and her brother, Gary, preceded her in death. Jeannine is survived by her loving sister Joan Stirnemann married to Richard. She is also survived by her five children, Jeffrey Jezierski married to Diane, Joy Bissonnette married to Edward, Jill Vincent married to Joseph, Jodi Sharp married to David, and Jon Jezierski. She is also survived by her 12 grandchildren, Heath, Heather, Joy, Jaime, Peter, Adam, Madeline, Joseph, Michael, Hannah, Melissa, and Maxwell. Throughout high school Jeannine was a gifted actress, singer, musician and athlete. She was known for her poetry and storytelling. She attended Wayne State University to study music. She traveled with her husband in the United States and Canada with the singing group The Oak Park Trio and eventually recorded an album with The Rambos, one of the most popular Christian Singing groups of the 20th Century. For 47 years, many knew of Jeannine as the owner, operator and florist of Ye Olde Flower Barn, in Troy Michigan. The Ye Olde Flower Barn was the headquarters of her ministry, to young married couples, grieving families, and anyone else that walked into the Flower Barn. She was a gifted pianist. She began playing for church services at age 12 and was the lead pianist for both Troy Christian Chapel and for the Win-Some Women Ministry at The Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island for more than 40 years. She financially and prayerfully supported many ministries. Donations in memory of Jeannine may be sent to Cadence International, PO Box 1268, Englewood CO 80150. Cadence is a non-profit ministry encouraging the members of the U.S. Military around the world. She passed away peacefully and confidently into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior, Jesus the Christ at 10:45 AM, Saturday, December 19, 2020. She is FOREVER in our hearts.

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Fordyce, William Deceased

Published on January 13, 2021

With heavy hearts, we announce the death of William “Scottie” Fordyce, who passed away on December 28, 2020 at the age of 90. Family and friends can send condolences in memory of Scottie or donate in his name to The Salvation Army. A celebration of life is planned for a later date. Leave a sympathy message to the family on the memorial page at Pixley Funeral Home: https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/rochester-mi/william-fordyce-9973258

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Frank John Meek - Obituary

Published on December 23, 2020

Frank John Meek, 66, passed away on November 21, 2020. He was the husband of Rose Marie Meek. They shared 20 years of marriage, together for 25 years. Born in Detroit, MI he was the son of John and Marion Meek. He was retired but enjoyed many years working for Meijer as a manager and prior to that a photographer who specialized in weddings and portraits. Frank loved taking photos of his children from the day they were born, which then transformed into a career. He loved having his daughter be his model to test out new equipment, lighting and filters. He even won awards. Frank also loved fishing on the pier at Metro Beach, one of his favorite hobbies. His greatest joy was his children. He is survived by Rose Marie Meek, daughter Lorrie Lewis (Patrick), step son Jason Trombley (Courtney), sister Pam Allessandri (Tim), several grandchildren, nieces and nephews, uncle Gus Querio (Junia) and his two furry kids Rocky and Elka. He is predeceased by Mother and Father, John and Marion Meek as well as his son Joseph Meek who passed away in 2016 at the age of 37. Service will be held in the Springtime, and announced at a later date.

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In Memoriam Elizabeth Harrison

Published on December 23, 2020

Elizabeth (Betsy) Harman Quinn Harrison, 77, passed away peacefully on December 7th, 2020, following a long battle with Alzheimer’s. She was born in Ann Arbor and raised in Birmingham. She earned a Bachelor of Education at the University of Michigan, where she met her loving husband, Curt, of 53 years. They raised their three daughters in Flint, Michigan, where they shared many great times with family and friends. Betsy’s family used to refer to her as a professional volunteer. She was active in the Junior League of Flint, the Flint Consortium on Child Abuse and Neglect, and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, to name a few of the wonderful organizations to which she belonged. She was also an integral member of the University of Michigan Alumni Association, including serving as President of the Alumnae Council, where she was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Service Award. Besides volunteering and taking care of her family, Betsy was known for her love of gardening. She was a natural teacher and loved to share her skills, which led her to study landscape design at Michigan State University and eventually open her own company, Heavens to Betsy Landscape Design. In their retirement years, Curt and Betsy became permanent residents in the Petoskey area, where they had many lifelong memories of Northern Michigan. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Elizabeth (Betty) and Lawrence E. Quinn, and her brother, Lawrence Quinn. She leaves behind her husband, Curtis Allen Harrison, daughters and sons-in-law, Beth (Eric) Knudsen, Emily (Eric) Lieske, and Jennifer (Jeff) Thornton, grandchildren Matt, Abby, Mara, Lorelei and Liam, and sister Katherine (Clifford) Cox, as well as many beloved nieces, nephews, and cousins. A memorial for family and friends is planned for early summer. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorial donations to the Alzheimer’s Association, Michigan Chapter, or Hospice of Michigan.

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Mark Losey

Published on December 23, 2020

Chester Cornelius Losey, 91 of Fort Gratiot/Lexington/Troy Michigan, passed away unexpectedly on December 12th of natural causes. He was married to Genevie (Albin) Losey until her passing on April 19, 2020. He was born in Detroit and raised in Troy, Michigan one of 10 siblings born to Judge Charles Henry Losey and Mary (Traskel) Losey. He graduated from Big Beaver High School where he was known as the “Diminutive Dynamite” on the ball fields, then went on to serve his country in the military. Upon his discharge he worked as a Flooring Specialist specializing in interior design for the J.L. Hudson Co prior to his retirement. He loved being on his boat, camping and enjoyed sporting activities with his sons. He is survived by his sons Mark Losey married to Lorri Parker-Losey, Duane Losey married to Laura Losey, Craig Losey, and Scott Losey married to Tricia Losey. His grandchildren Brittany, Justin, Miranda, Kristen and Emma.

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Thomas Meyer

Published on December 9, 2020

Thomas Meyer died on Sunday, November 22, at the age of ninety. He is survived by his wife, Olga, his children, Kathy Meyer and Jon Meyer, and his grandchildren; Paloma and Araceli Santamarina and Sofia and Isabella Meyer. Tom served in the US Army in South Korea, and returned to his home in Cincinnati to receive a degree in accounting at Xavier University. He was a librarian at the Cincinnati Public Library, then moved on to get an MA in Library Science at the University of Michigan. He then worked as an auditor for GM, and in the accounting field for Chrysler Financial and HAP. Tom was a member of the West Bloomfield Optimists, and an elected Trustee of the West Bloomfield Library Board for four terms, and recently elected again. He was a member and auditor of the Ukrainian American Veterans and auditor of the Ukrainian Museum. As a member of Christ Church Cranbrook, he served breakfasts to the homeless for several years and served as an usher. Among other activities was soccer coach for his son’s soccer team. Visitation, Friday November 27th 2pm – 5pm at Spaulding & Curtin Funeral Directors, 500 West 9 Mile Road, Ferndale, MI 48220.

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Keyes, Paul Daniel

Published on November 11, 2020

Keyes, Paul Daniel Paul Daniel Keyes “Coach”, of Sterling Heights, Michigan, passed away on Monday, November 2, 2020 at the age of 78. He was born in Detroit, Michigan to Leonard and Cecilia (Kluczinski) Keyes on May 6, 1942. Paul graduated from Notre Dame High School. He then met Martha Minor, who he married in Lincoln Park, Michigan. He retired as a Fire Engine Operator after serving 31 years with the Detroit Fire Department. He loved traveling out west, muscle cars, riding his Harley and spending time with his family up north. Paul is survived by his wife of 55 years, Martha (Minor) Keyes; his loving children Ann Louise (Keyes) Krueger, Kathy Lynn Keyes, Paul David Keyes and three grandchildren. He is also survived by his dearest sister Marilyn (Keyes) Bumgardner, sister in law Marlene Keyes and loved by many nieces and nephews. Paul was predeceased by his parents Leonard and Cecilia, his brothers Lawrence Keyes and Leonard Keyes. Paul was laid to rest at Silver Lake Cemetery, Wolverine, Michigan. In lieu of floral arrangements please direct memorial contributions to the Detroit Fireman’s Fund. https://www.detroitfiremensfund.com/product-page/donation

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Alphonso, Daphne

Published on October 21, 2020

On Saturday, October 3, 2020, Daphne Chressie Alphonso, loving wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away peacefully at the age of 74. Daphne was born on August 3, 1946 in Bombay (Mumbai), India to Patrick and Ramona Fernandes. Raised in a Goan Catholic family, she was the youngest of four children (Enrica, Yolanda, Joseph). In 1966, she graduated from St. Xavier’s Teachers Training College with a diploma in Teachers Training and became a schoolteacher. She went on to become a licensed cosmetologist, cosmetology instructor, and cosmetology state board examiner. She took pleasure in mentoring her students. On December 29, 1968, she married Joseph Alphonso and took the adventure of a lifetime by moving to the United States where she raised her family and built her career. She enjoyed watching her grandchildren’s sporting events, crocheting, cooking, and gardening. Nothing gave her greater pleasure than spending time with her family, who always meant the world to her. Full of joy, she always saw the humor in life – good-natured jokes and lots of laughs were essential to her, which she always made sure her family and friends knew. Her cheerful heart and laughter will always be with her family. Daphne is survived by her husband of 52 years, Joseph; her three children, Zarine (Norman), Patrick (Heather), Kevin; grandchildren Sophie, Makena, Annaka, Joseph; and sister Yolanda. A memorial gathering will be held at 10:00, followed by a funeral service at 10:30, on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at St. John Neumann Catholic Parish in Canton, MI.

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Harris, Harold Van Dyke

Published on October 21, 2020

Harold (Van Dyke) Harris Harold Harris, 82 of Severn, MD, passed away on Tuesday, September 29, 2020. Mr. Harris was born in Cookeville, Tenn. on the 24th day of August, 1938. He worked for General Motors and Chrysler Assembly plants in Newark, De. Retired as a professional high rise window washer in 2007. Preceded in death by his parents, Sherman A. and Cassie (Ramsey) Harris; Brother Sherman Junior Harris, of Warren, Michigan; Sister Joyce Harris Toon of Warren, Michigan. He is survived by his wife, Mary Frances Harris Severn, MD; Son Scott A. (wife Sheila) Harris of Sterling Heights, Michigan; Sister Linda Phillips of Sea Isle City, NJ; Brother William (Bill) Harris (wife Linda), Cecilton, MD; many nieces and nephews. Burial services will be private!

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Morrison, William Stone In Memorium

Published on October 21, 2020

William Stone Morrison, October 31, 1944 – October 17, 2020. Born in Torrington, CT on October 31, 1944. Moved to Indianapolis and attended Immaculate Heart Elementary School. He graduated from Cathedral High School. He attended Butler University, a member of Phi Kappa Phi. He attended Indiana University and Indiana Law School. He was a member of Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity. He is survived by his loving “Bride” Frances Morrison of 55 years, his daughter Suzanne Morrison of Saline and Jason Morrison of Troy. His siblings Margaret (John) Borger of Hingham, MA; John (Ann) Morrison of Sandwich, MA; Anne (John) Shesky of Freeport, ME; Kathy (Richard) Harvey of Gloucester, MA and Paul (Sue) Morrison of Gloucester, MA. William was employed by Indianapolis Power & Light; an attorney at Steak & Shake; Owens Corning Fiberglass of Toledo, Ohio; Ex-cell-o/ Textron; Borg Warner and his practice, William S. Morrison, Attorney, P.C. of Troy. William was a member of Butler University Marching Bulldogs, the Birmingham/ Bloomfield Concert Band, ‘The Straw Hat Band’, the Troy Heritage Band, the Detroit Firemans Band and the Belgian Band. William was a regular blood donor for the past 25 years. He died at Touch of Care Hospice. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Burial will occur at the Estate of William E. Morrison, Morrison Family Lot in Torrington, CT. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions appreciated to the Salvation Army or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. A.J. Desmond & Sons, 248-362-2500. View obituary and sign tribute wall at AJDesmond.com

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PP Obit - Wurdock, Dian Elliot Haskell

Published on October 7, 2020

WURDOCK, DIAN ELLIOT HASKELL Age 88, of Royal Oak, died peacefully on Sunday, September 20, 2020 surrounded by her three children and dear grandchildren. Dian was born December 2, 1931 to Ted and Grace Haskell in Chicago, IL. Dian’s family moved to Royal Oak in the early 1930’s where she remained her entire life. Dian graduated from MacMurray College for Women in Jacksonville, IL with a degree in Education. She taught 1st grade at Lincoln Elementary and later served as Director of Christian Education at the Royal Oak First United Methodist Church where she wrote curriculum, taught workshops on a wide variety of faith development topics and demonstrated to several generations of children how to love and follow Christ. Apart from her job, she actively participated in numerous church councils, societies, and committees including United Methodist Women, and Choir Camp. A highlight of her volunteer activity at ROFUM was launching the Bethlehem Marketplace; a live, walk-through drama recreating how the village of Bethlehem might have been at the time of Jesus’ birth. She was also proud to lead and direct a local chapter of the national non-profit Kids on the Block; a troupe of lovable puppets who engaged and entertained local elementary students by presenting engaging and interactive skits teaching about specific disabilities as well as wider themes of friendship, community building and inclusion. For 25 years, Dian also made time to serve on Oak Apple Run Race Staff representing the First United Methodist Church. Dian was an active and proud supporter with Royal Oak Dondero Band Boosters and Royal Oak Historical Society as well as other groups too numerous to name. In 1994 the city of Royal Oak honored Dian by presenting her the Citizen of the Year award which acknowledged appreciation and gratitude for her years of community involvement, spirit and leadership. This honor included a proclamation from MI Governor John Engler. Dian poured so much into the lives and hearts of many people, young and old, but always kept a special place in her life for her two granddaughters Alaina and Lauren. They were such a bright spot in her life and she in turn was a beacon of love to them. She relished time spent laughing, loving and adventuring with them and was especially overjoyed to be able to cuddle and adore her five great-grandchildren. In her leisure time, beginning with her grandparents, Rev. Philip & Georgianna Hasenstab, Dian spent an entire lifetime of summer holidays spanning seven generations at the beloved family cottage, Delyte Lodge, enjoying the rarified air in Assembly Park on beautiful Delavan Lake in Wisconsin. Dian and husband Tom Wurdock were married for 59 years and raised their three children together in a loving household in Royal Oak. Left to cherish her memory are her children Steven of Ada, Deborah (Jeff) Jablonski of Troy, Peter of Royal Oak; Grandchildren: Alaina Weathers Michael Henry of Wyandotte, Lauren (Jon) Krzeszak of Madison Heights, Steve Jablonski and Kate Jablonski also of Madison Heights; Great-grandchildren Autumn and Nora Henry of Wyandotte, Ben Cornell of Madison Heights, Dax and Delaney Krzeszak also of Madison Heights. A memorial service was held at the First United Methodist Church of Royal Oak. Memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association are appreciated. Share a memory at www.SullivanFuneralDirectors.com.WURDOCK, DIAN ELLIOT HASKELL Age 88, of Royal Oak, died peacefully on Sunday, September 20, 2020 surrounded by her three children and dear grandchildren. Dian was born December 2, 1931 to Ted and Grace Haskell in Chicago, IL. Dian’s family moved to Royal Oak in the early 1930’s where she remained her entire life. Dian graduated from MacMurray College for Women in Jacksonville, IL with a degree in Education. She taught 1st grade at Lincoln Elementary and later served as Director of Christian Education at the Royal Oak First United Methodist Church where she wrote curriculum, taught workshops on a wide variety of faith development topics and demonstrated to several generations of children how to love and follow Christ. Apart from her job, she actively participated in numerous church councils, societies, and committees including United Methodist Women, and Choir Camp. A highlight of her volunteer activity at ROFUM was launching the Bethlehem Marketplace; a live, walk-through drama recreating how the village of Bethlehem might have been at the time of Jesus’ birth. She was also proud to lead and direct a local chapter of the national non-profit Kids on the Block; a troupe of lovable puppets who engaged and entertained local elementary students by presenting engaging and interactive skits teaching about specific disabilities as well as wider themes of friendship, community building and inclusion. For 25 years, Dian also made time to serve on Oak Apple Run Race Staff representing the First United Methodist Church. Dian was an active and proud supporter with Royal Oak Dondero Band Boosters and Royal Oak Historical Society as well as other groups too numerous to name. In 1994 the city of Royal Oak honored Dian by presenting her the Citizen of the Year award which acknowledged appreciation and gratitude for her years of community involvement, spirit and leadership. This honor included a proclamation from MI Governor John Engler. Dian poured so much into the lives and hearts of many people, young and old, but always kept a special place in her life for her two granddaughters Alaina and Lauren. They were such a bright spot in her life and she in turn was a beacon of love to them. She relished time spent laughing, loving and adventuring with them and was especially overjoyed to be able to cuddle and adore her five great-grandchildren. In her leisure time, beginning with her grandparents, Rev. Philip & Georgianna Hasenstab, Dian spent an entire lifetime of summer holidays spanning seven generations at the beloved family cottage, Delyte Lodge, enjoying the rarified air in Assembly Park on beautiful Delavan Lake in Wisconsin. Dian and husband Tom Wurdock were married for 59 years and raised their three children together in a loving household in Royal Oak. Left to cherish her memory are her children Steven of Ada, Deborah (Jeff) Jablonski of Troy, Peter of Royal Oak; Grandchildren: Alaina Weathers Michael Henry of Wyandotte, Lauren (Jon) Krzeszak of Madison Heights, Steve Jablonski and Kate Jablonski also of Madison Heights; Great-grandchildren Autumn and Nora Henry of Wyandotte, Ben Cornell of Madison Heights, Dax and Delaney Krzeszak also of Madison Heights. A memorial service was held at the First United Methodist Church of Royal Oak. Memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association are appreciated. Share a memory at www.SullivanFuneralDirectors.com.WURDOCK, DIAN ELLIOT HASKELL Age 88, of Royal Oak, died peacefully on Sunday, September 20, 2020 surrounded by her three children and dear grandchildren. Dian was born December 2, 1931 to Ted and Grace Haskell in Chicago, IL. Dian’s family moved to Royal Oak in the early 1930’s where she remained her entire life. Dian graduated from MacMurray College for Women in Jacksonville, IL with a degree in Education. She taught 1st grade at Lincoln Elementary and later served as Director of Christian Education at the Royal Oak First United Methodist Church where she wrote curriculum, taught workshops on a wide variety of faith development topics and demonstrated to several generations of children how to love and follow Christ. Apart from her job, she actively participated in numerous church councils, societies, and committees including United Methodist Women, and Choir Camp. A highlight of her volunteer activity at ROFUM was launching the Bethlehem Marketplace; a live, walk-through drama recreating how the village of Bethlehem might have been at the time of Jesus’ birth. She was also proud to lead and direct a local chapter of the national non-profit Kids on the Block; a troupe of lovable puppets who engaged and entertained local elementary students by presenting engaging and interactive skits teaching about specific disabilities as well as wider themes of friendship, community building and inclusion. For 25 years, Dian also made time to serve on Oak Apple Run Race Staff representing the First United Methodist Church. Dian was an active and proud supporter with Royal Oak Dondero Band Boosters and Royal Oak Historical Society as well as other groups too numerous to name. In 1994 the city of Royal Oak honored Dian by presenting her the Citizen of the Year award which acknowledged appreciation and gratitude for her years of community involvement, spirit and leadership. This honor included a proclamation from MI Governor John Engler. Dian poured so much into the lives and hearts of many people, young and old, but always kept a special place in her life for her two granddaughters Alaina and Lauren. They were such a bright spot in her life and she in turn was a beacon of love to them. She relished time spent laughing, loving and adventuring with them and was especially overjoyed to be able to cuddle and adore her five great-grandchildren. In her leisure time, beginning with her grandparents, Rev. Philip & Georgianna Hasenstab, Dian spent an entire lifetime of summer holidays spanning seven generations at the beloved family cottage, Delyte Lodge, enjoying the rarified air in Assembly Park on beautiful Delavan Lake in Wisconsin. Dian and husband Tom Wurdock were married for 59 years and raised their three children together in a loving household in Royal Oak. Left to cherish her memory are her children Steven of Ada, Deborah (Jeff) Jablonski of Troy, Peter of Royal Oak; Grandchildren: Alaina Weathers Michael Henry of Wyandotte, Lauren (Jon) Krzeszak of Madison Heights, Steve Jablonski and Kate Jablonski also of Madison Heights; Great-grandchildren Autumn and Nora Henry of Wyandotte, Ben Cornell of Madison Heights, Dax and Delaney Krzeszak also of Madison Heights. A memorial service was held at the First United Methodist Church of Royal Oak. Memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association are appreciated. Share a memory at www.SullivanFuneralDirectors.com.WURDOCK, DIAN ELLIOT HASKELL Age 88, of Royal Oak, died peacefully on Sunday, September 20, 2020 surrounded by her three children and dear grandchildren. Dian was born December 2, 1931 to Ted and Grace Haskell in Chicago, IL. Dian’s family moved to Royal Oak in the early 1930’s where she remained her entire life. Dian graduated from MacMurray College for Women in Jacksonville, IL with a degree in Education. She taught 1st grade at Lincoln Elementary and later served as Director of Christian Education at the Royal Oak First United Methodist Church where she wrote curriculum, taught workshops on a wide variety of faith development topics and demonstrated to several generations of children how to love and follow Christ. Apart from her job, she actively participated in numerous church councils, societies, and committees including United Methodist Women, and Choir Camp. A highlight of her volunteer activity at ROFUM was launching the Bethlehem Marketplace; a live, walk-through drama recreating how the village of Bethlehem might have been at the time of Jesus’ birth. She was also proud to lead and direct a local chapter of the national non-profit Kids on the Block; a troupe of lovable puppets who engaged and entertained local elementary students by presenting engaging and interactive skits teaching about specific disabilities as well as wider themes of friendship, community building and inclusion. For 25 years, Dian also made time to serve on Oak Apple Run Race Staff representing the First United Methodist Church. Dian was an active and proud supporter with Royal Oak Dondero Band Boosters and Royal Oak Historical Society as well as other groups too numerous to name. In 1994 the city of Royal Oak honored Dian by presenting her the Citizen of the Year award which acknowledged appreciation and gratitude for her years of community involvement, spirit and leadership. This honor included a proclamation from MI Governor John Engler. Dian poured so much into the lives and hearts of many people, young and old, but always kept a special place in her life for her two granddaughters Alaina and Lauren. They were such a bright spot in her life and she in turn was a beacon of love to them. She relished time spent laughing, loving and adventuring with them and was especially overjoyed to be able to cuddle and adore her five great-grandchildren. In her leisure time, beginning with her grandparents, Rev. Philip & Georgianna Hasenstab, Dian spent an entire lifetime of summer holidays spanning seven generations at the beloved family cottage, Delyte Lodge, enjoying the rarified air in Assembly Park on beautiful Delavan Lake in Wisconsin. Dian and husband Tom Wurdock were married for 59 years and raised their three children together in a loving household in Royal Oak. Left to cherish her memory are her children Steven of Ada, Deborah (Jeff) Jablonski of Troy, Peter of Royal Oak; Grandchildren: Alaina Weathers Michael Henry of Wyandotte, Lauren (Jon) Krzeszak of Madison Heights, Steve Jablonski and Kate Jablonski also of Madison Heights; Great-grandchildren Autumn and Nora Henry of Wyandotte, Ben Cornell of Madison Heights, Dax and Delaney Krzeszak also of Madison Heights. A memorial service was held at the First United Methodist Church of Royal Oak. Memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association are appreciated. Share a memory at www.SullivanFuneralDirectors.com.WURDOCK, DIAN ELLIOT HASKELL Age 88, of Royal Oak, died peacefully on Sunday, September 20, 2020 surrounded by her three children and dear grandchildren. Dian was born December 2, 1931 to Ted and Grace Haskell in Chicago, IL. Dian’s family moved to Royal Oak in the early 1930’s where she remained her entire life. Dian graduated from MacMurray College for Women in Jacksonville, IL with a degree in Education. She taught 1st grade at Lincoln Elementary and later served as Director of Christian Education at the Royal Oak First United Methodist Church where she wrote curriculum, taught workshops on a wide variety of faith development topics and demonstrated to several generations of children how to love and follow Christ. Apart from her job, she actively participated in numerous church councils, societies, and committees including United Methodist Women, and Choir Camp. A highlight of her volunteer activity at ROFUM was launching the Bethlehem Marketplace; a live, walk-through drama recreating how the village of Bethlehem might have been at the time of Jesus’ birth. She was also proud to lead and direct a local chapter of the national non-profit Kids on the Block; a troupe of lovable puppets who engaged and entertained local elementary students by presenting engaging and interactive skits teaching about specific disabilities as well as wider themes of friendship, community building and inclusion. For 25 years, Dian also made time to serve on Oak Apple Run Race Staff representing the First United Methodist Church. Dian was an active and proud supporter with Royal Oak Dondero Band Boosters and Royal Oak Historical Society as well as other groups too numerous to name. In 1994 the city of Royal Oak honored Dian by presenting her the Citizen of the Year award which acknowledged appreciation and gratitude for her years of community involvement, spirit and leadership. This honor included a proclamation from MI Governor John Engler. Dian poured so much into the lives and hearts of many people, young and old, but always kept a special place in her life for her two granddaughters Alaina and Lauren. They were such a bright spot in her life and she in turn was a beacon of love to them. She relished time spent laughing, loving and adventuring with them and was especially overjoyed to be able to cuddle and adore her five great-grandchildren. In her leisure time, beginning with her grandparents, Rev. Philip & Georgianna Hasenstab, Dian spent an entire lifetime of summer holidays spanning seven generations at the beloved family cottage, Delyte Lodge, enjoying the rarified air in Assembly Park on beautiful Delavan Lake in Wisconsin. Dian and husband Tom Wurdock were married for 59 years and raised their three children together in a loving household in Royal Oak. Left to cherish her memory are her children Steven of Ada, Deborah (Jeff) Jablonski of Troy, Peter of Royal Oak; Grandchildren: Alaina Weathers Michael Henry of Wyandotte, Lauren (Jon) Krzeszak of Madison Heights, Steve Jablonski and Kate Jablonski also of Madison Heights; Great-grandchildren Autumn and Nora Henry of Wyandotte, Ben Cornell of Madison Heights, Dax and Delaney Krzeszak also of Madison Heights. A memorial service was held at the First United Methodist Church of Royal Oak. Memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association are appreciated. Share a memory at www.SullivanFuneralDirectors.com.WURDOCK, DIAN ELLIOT HASKELL Age 88, of Royal Oak, died peacefully on Sunday, September 20, 2020 surrounded by her three children and dear grandchildren. Dian was born December 2, 1931 to Ted and Grace Haskell in Chicago, IL. Dian’s family moved to Royal Oak in the early 1930’s where she remained her entire life. Dian graduated from MacMurray College for Women in Jacksonville, IL with a degree in Education. She taught 1st grade at Lincoln Elementary and later served as Director of Christian Education at the Royal Oak First United Methodist Church where she wrote curriculum, taught workshops on a wide variety of faith development topics and demonstrated to several generations of children how to love and follow Christ. Apart from her job, she actively participated in numerous church councils, societies, and committees including United Methodist Women, and Choir Camp. A highlight of her volunteer activity at ROFUM was launching the Bethlehem Marketplace; a live, walk-through drama recreating how the village of Bethlehem might have been at the time of Jesus’ birth. She was also proud to lead and direct a local chapter of the national non-profit Kids on the Block; a troupe of lovable puppets who engaged and entertained local elementary students by presenting engaging and interactive skits teaching about specific disabilities as well as wider themes of friendship, community building and inclusion. For 25 years, Dian also made time to serve on Oak Apple Run Race Staff representing the First United Methodist Church. Dian was an active and proud supporter with Royal Oak Dondero Band Boosters and Royal Oak Historical Society as well as other groups too numerous to name. In 1994 the city of Royal Oak honored Dian by presenting her the Citizen of the Year award which acknowledged appreciation and gratitude for her years of community involvement, spirit and leadership. This honor included a proclamation from MI Governor John Engler. Dian poured so much into the lives and hearts of many people, young and old, but always kept a special place in her life for her two granddaughters Alaina and Lauren. They were such a bright spot in her life and she in turn was a beacon of love to them. She relished time spent laughing, loving and adventuring with them and was especially overjoyed to be able to cuddle and adore her five great-grandchildren. In her leisure time, beginning with her grandparents, Rev. Philip & Georgianna Hasenstab, Dian spent an entire lifetime of summer holidays spanning seven generations at the beloved family cottage, Delyte Lodge, enjoying the rarified air in Assembly Park on beautiful Delavan Lake in Wisconsin. Dian and husband Tom Wurdock were married for 59 years and raised their three children together in a loving household in Royal Oak. Left to cherish her memory are her children Steven of Ada, Deborah (Jeff) Jablonski of Troy, Peter of Royal Oak; Grandchildren: Alaina Weathers Michael Henry of Wyandotte, Lauren (Jon) Krzeszak of Madison Heights, Steve Jablonski and Kate Jablonski also of Madison Heights; Great-grandchildren Autumn and Nora Henry of Wyandotte, Ben Cornell of Madison Heights, Dax and Delaney Krzeszak also of Madison Heights. A memorial service was held at the First United Methodist Church of Royal Oak. Memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association are appreciated. Share a memory at www.SullivanFuneralDirectors.com.WURDOCK, DIAN ELLIOT HASKELL Age 88, of Royal Oak, died peacefully on Sunday, September 20, 2020 surrounded by her three children and dear grandchildren. Dian was born December 2, 1931 to Ted and Grace Haskell in Chicago, IL. Dian’s family moved to Royal Oak in the early 1930’s where she remained her entire life. Dian graduated from MacMurray College for Women in Jacksonville, IL with a degree in Education. She taught 1st grade at Lincoln Elementary and later served as Director of Christian Education at the Royal Oak First United Methodist Church where she wrote curriculum, taught workshops on a wide variety of faith development topics and demonstrated to several generations of children how to love and follow Christ. Apart from her job, she actively participated in numerous church councils, societies, and committees including United Methodist Women, and Choir Camp. A highlight of her volunteer activity at ROFUM was launching the Bethlehem Marketplace; a live, walk-through drama recreating how the village of Bethlehem might have been at the time of Jesus’ birth. She was also proud to lead and direct a local chapter of the national non-profit Kids on the Block; a troupe of lovable puppets who engaged and entertained local elementary students by presenting engaging and interactive skits teaching about specific disabilities as well as wider themes of friendship, community building and inclusion. For 25 years, Dian also made time to serve on Oak Apple Run Race Staff representing the First United Methodist Church. Dian was an active and proud supporter with Royal Oak Dondero Band Boosters and Royal Oak Historical Society as well as other groups too numerous to name. In 1994 the city of Royal Oak honored Dian by presenting her the Citizen of the Year award which acknowledged appreciation and gratitude for her years of community involvement, spirit and leadership. This honor included a proclamation from MI Governor John Engler. Dian poured so much into the lives and hearts of many people, young and old, but always kept a special place in her life for her two granddaughters Alaina and Lauren. They were such a bright spot in her life and she in turn was a beacon of love to them. She relished time spent laughing, loving and adventuring with them and was especially overjoyed to be able to cuddle and adore her five great-grandchildren. In her leisure time, beginning with her grandparents, Rev. Philip & Georgianna Hasenstab, Dian spent an entire lifetime of summer holidays spanning seven generations at the beloved family cottage, Delyte Lodge, enjoying the rarified air in Assembly Park on beautiful Delavan Lake in Wisconsin. Dian and husband Tom Wurdock were married for 59 years and raised their three children together in a loving household in Royal Oak. Left to cherish her memory are her children Steven of Ada, Deborah (Jeff) Jablonski of Troy, Peter of Royal Oak; Grandchildren: Alaina Weathers Michael Henry of Wyandotte, Lauren (Jon) Krzeszak of Madison Heights, Steve Jablonski and Kate Jablonski also of Madison Heights; Great-grandchildren Autumn and Nora Henry of Wyandotte, Ben Cornell of Madison Heights, Dax and Delaney Krzeszak also of Madison Heights. A memorial service was held at the First United Methodist Church of Royal Oak. Memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association are appreciated. Share a memory at www.SullivanFuneralDirectors.com.WURDOCK, DIAN ELLIOT HASKELL Age 88, of Royal Oak, died peacefully on Sunday, September 20, 2020 surrounded by her three children and dear grandchildren. Dian was born December 2, 1931 to Ted and Grace Haskell in Chicago, IL. Dian’s family moved to Royal Oak in the early 1930’s where she remained her entire life. Dian graduated from MacMurray College for Women in Jacksonville, IL with a degree in Education. She taught 1st grade at Lincoln Elementary and later served as Director of Christian Education at the Royal Oak First United Methodist Church where she wrote curriculum, taught workshops on a wide variety of faith development topics and demonstrated to several generations of children how to love and follow Christ. Apart from her job, she actively participated in numerous church councils, societies, and committees including United Methodist Women, and Choir Camp. A highlight of her volunteer activity at ROFUM was launching the Bethlehem Marketplace; a live, walk-through drama recreating how the village of Bethlehem might have been at the time of Jesus’ birth. She was also proud to lead and direct a local chapter of the national non-profit Kids on the Block; a troupe of lovable puppets who engaged and entertained local elementary students by presenting engaging and interactive skits teaching about specific disabilities as well as wider themes of friendship, community building and inclusion. For 25 years, Dian also made time to serve on Oak Apple Run Race Staff representing the First United Methodist Church. Dian was an active and proud supporter with Royal Oak Dondero Band Boosters and Royal Oak Historical Society as well as other groups too numerous to name. In 1994 the city of Royal Oak honored Dian by presenting her the Citizen of the Year award which acknowledged appreciation and gratitude for her years of community involvement, spirit and leadership. This honor included a proclamation from MI Governor John Engler. Dian poured so much into the lives and hearts of many people, young and old, but always kept a special place in her life for her two granddaughters Alaina and Lauren. They were such a bright spot in her life and she in turn was a beacon of love to them. She relished time spent laughing, loving and adventuring with them and was especially overjoyed to be able to cuddle and adore her five great-grandchildren. In her leisure time, beginning with her grandparents, Rev. Philip & Georgianna Hasenstab, Dian spent an entire lifetime of summer holidays spanning seven generations at the beloved family cottage, Delyte Lodge, enjoying the rarified air in Assembly Park on beautiful Delavan Lake in Wisconsin. Dian and husband Tom Wurdock were married for 59 years and raised their three children together in a loving household in Royal Oak. Left to cherish her memory are her children Steven of Ada, Deborah (Jeff) Jablonski of Troy, Peter of Royal Oak; Grandchildren: Alaina Weathers Michael Henry of Wyandotte, Lauren (Jon) Krzeszak of Madison Heights, Steve Jablonski and Kate Jablonski also of Madison Heights; Great-grandchildren Autumn and Nora Henry of Wyandotte, Ben Cornell of Madison Heights, Dax and Delaney Krzeszak also of Madison Heights. A memorial service was held at the First United Methodist Church of Royal Oak. Memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association are appreciated. Share a memory at www.SullivanFuneralDirectors.com.

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Hoge, Benita Mary (nee Marsh)

Published on September 23, 2020

Benita Mary Hoge (nee Marsh) September 13, 2020, age 86. Born in Frodsham, Cheshire, England to the late Arthur and Ethel Marsh. Resided in Bloomfield Twp., MI and formerly of Scottsdale, AZ. Benita worked as a Residential Realtor for over 25 years. Benita’s many interests included international travel, contract bridge, interior design, and dogs. Beloved wife of Robert Hoge for 65 years. Loving mother of Paul S. Hoge (Janann), Kurt V. Hoge (Debby), and Kristyn A. Hoge. Grandmother of Sean Hoge, Scott Hoge, Alexandria Gardner, Tyler Gardner, Ian Hoge, and Erik Hoge. Memorial Service Sunday, September 20, 2020, 1pm at Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 1800 W. Maple Rd., Birmingham. Memorial tributes to the Leader Dogs for the Blind (Oakland County Chapter) or a charity of donor’s choice. A.J. Desmond & Sons, (248) 549-0500. Sign tribute wall at AJDesmond.com

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