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Obituaries

English, Robert F. Sr.

Published on March 4, 2020

Robert F. English, Sr. (“Bob”) made his transition on January 27, 2020. Born one of 15 children; one of nine siblings to honorably serve in the Armed Forces simultaneously. Preceded in death by his parents and most of his siblings (Early, Nancy, FannieMae, William, Pearl, Harold, Evelyn, Edward, Leperian, Jerry, Raymond, Thelma and Francis), leaves to cherish his memory – Brother: Donald Sr.; Sons: Robert Jr. (“LilBob”), Kevin (Kristi) and Ryan (Nashanique); Daughters: Rosalind, Rhonda, Robyn (Devon) and Renee (Tavario - “DelRio”); Grandchildren: Robert III (preceded in death), Yolanda, Rodney (Jennifer), Jason (Cristen), Jeremy (Melissa), Jerrod, Daniel (Lexi), Brandon, Garcia, Sherry, Briana, Grace, Evan, Ryan and (“the baby”) Ireya; a host of great-grands, nieces and nephews. Bob English retired from Michcon (DTE Energy). A Memorial will be held to honor him: Saturday, March 7, 2020 - 10:45A - Highland Park Baptist Church (Southfield), 28600 Lahser Road, Southfield, MI 48034 (248) 357-5464

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Alcott III, William Demelt

Published on February 19, 2020

William Demelt Alcott III (“Bill”, or as he instructed his employees to say, “Dog Shit”) of St. Clair Shores, Michigan sailed into the horizon on February 3, 2020 at the age of 83. He had been winning a battle against cancer for 14 years when it finally overtook him. But he enjoyed life to its fullest, even during those battle years, living his life not his disease. During that time, he sold his company, immersed himself further in his favorite pursuit, sailboat racing, created an elaborate model train layout, married his long time (long longtime) sweetheart, built a home on Lake St. Clair, adopted his beloved dog Murphy, traveled, won a half dozen Mackinac races and had most recently shifted his focus to a classic mahogany HackerCraft, as a tender to his cherished sailboat, Equation. There was no slowing down for retirement or disease. Before that he founded and led an entrepreneurial health care company, NGS American, where his charismatic persuasion mesmerized a loyal staff (albeit while occasionally terrorizing his management staff). He built the company’s software from the ground up incorporating details that far surpassed others in the industry, earning United States Patents on those applications. He was always a NOW guy – do it NOW and a BIG guy – do it up BIG – and a DO IT RIGHT guy - Now, Big and Perfect. It was an incredible company, the staff was his family and he cried the day he sold it. He is survived by every employee who ever had the good fortune to work for the man. Perhaps the best inspiration for his successful business was his love of sailing. Bill was the proud owner of the “Equation” brand - 7 sequentially larger racing sailboats and a longtime member of Bayview Yacht Club. He raced the Great Lakes, Key West, and the Caribbean with devoted crew members and these were long standing, close personal relationships for him. His crew were family members. His boat rules were simple – no shouting, always show up with a hangover and the last guy to report buys drinks for everyone. His racing program and success on the course are well known and include 47 Port Huron to Mackinac races and 35 Chicago to Mackinac races. He is survived by every sailor who ever had the good fortune to participate on Equation. He was just bigger than life! He loved the Red Wings and was proud to have had Steve Yzerman come to the office and autograph the wall. He just couldn’t figure out how to take that wall when he retired! He loved reading and always had his Kindle in his pocket. He was a skilled banjo and ukulele player and could harmonize to fit in with any barbershop quartet. He taught all his kids to play frisbee and when they grew up, he taught the dog. His personal loyalty, his Eagle Scout passion for integrity, his bewitching intensity had the power to make everyone feel like family. The foundation of that ability though was his real family. He is lovingly and forever remembered by his wife and partner of 32 years, Kim, his three children Michelle Alcott Wilson (Tad) (mother Joan McKenzie), Robert Alcott (Elizabeth) (Mother Darlene Alcott “Dar”), Nancy Alcott (Gunther) (Mother Darlene Alcott “Dar”) and stepdaughter Courtney Durbin (Justin) (mother Kim). He lives on in the hearts of his grandchildren, McKenzie Wilson (Michelle and Tad), Abby and Ryan Alcott (Robert and Elizabeth), Amstel and Zealand Lie (Nancy and Gunther) and step grandchildren Sierra and Dylan Durbin (Courtney and Justin). He is survived and dearly missed by his sisters, Lynn Kogel (Ross) and Deborah Trafton, and predeceased by his father William Alcott, mother Lois Alcott and brother Paul Alcott. February 3, 2020 left many of us lost at sea. Fair winds and safe harbor, Bill. You will be so very missed by all of us, Captain. Visitation with the family was held on February 12,2020 at Verheyden Funeral Home, 16300 Mack Ave, Grosse Pointe, MI 48230. In lieu of flowers, the family designates the following organizations for memorial contributions: ZERO – the End of Prostate Cancer 515 King Street, Suite 420 Alexandria, VA 22314 Zerocancer.org OR Ocean Conservatory 1300 19th Street NW- 8th Floor Washington DC 20036 oceanconservancy.org

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Gulino; Maryalice

Published on February 12, 2020

Maryalice Gulino Laramie, WY- Maryalice Gulino died on February 3, 2020, at Hospice of Laramie. Her final days were spent with close family and friends by her side. She was 62. Maryalice was born on July 31, 1957, in Pontiac, Michigan. Details about the service can be found at http://www.montgomerystryker.com

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Rottiers, Rick R.

Published on February 12, 2020

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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Hatch, Charles F.

Published on February 12, 2020

Charles F. Hatch of Center Line, MI passed away February 1, 2020 with his Daughter Nancy by his side in Trinity, Florida. He was born to the late Anna (Cavey) and John Hatch, March 21, 1932 in North Pownal, Vermont. Charles graduated from Lincoln High School (Warren, MI) in June, 1950. He married the late June Audrey Anderson on August 22, 1952 in Warren, Michigan, and they lived together in Center Line, Michigan for 40 years before relocating to Caseville, Michigan then to Trinity, Florida. Charles is survived by his Sister Janet (Camacho), Brother Edward Hatch, Brother George Hatch and two children: Nancy Primovic (Jim) of Trinity, Florida and Hugh Hatch (Julie) of Warren, Michigan. He is also survived by five Grandchildren [Marilyn J. Primovic, W. Thomas Roschek III, Krista (Roschek) Nesbit (Joel), Natalie Hatch-Holder (Andrew) and Andrea (Hatch) Logie (Nicholas)] and three Great Granddaughters [Reagan Nesbit, Mikaela Logie & Charlie June Hatch-Holder]. Charles was predeceased by his daughter Pattie Roschek (W. Thomas II) in September, 1993. Charles earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Michigan Normal (Eastern Michigan University) where he played football and baseball. He also earned his Master’s Degree in Education from Wayne State University. He began his career as a Draftsman at General Motors in Warren, Michigan. Thereafter, he accepted a position as a Drafting Teacher at East Detroit High School, and then accepted a Drafting Teacher position (as well as assistant varsity football and varsity baseball coach) at Center Line High School in Center Line, Michigan. He was then an Assistant Principal at Center Line High School, a Principal at Busch Junior High School then Wolfe Middle School. He taught night classes in Drafting at Wayne State University and taught the first all female drafting class at CLHS in the early 1960’s. He was a member of the Center Line Lions Club and Michigan Association of Secondary School Principals. In his honor Wolfe Middle School opened the “Charles F. Hatch Media Center”. He retired in June, 1992 from the Center Line School District after (36) years of dedicated service. He enjoyed running, sailing, playing softball, spending time with his late Wife, Children, Grandchildren and golf. Charles was immensely proud of his Family, and leaves behind nothing but beautiful memories. Charles requested donations be made to “Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church” (Warren, Michigan) in lieu of sending flowers.

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Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home/Obit

Published on January 29, 2020

Sam Gallo, Age 95, Born January 6, 1925, died January 15, 2020. Sam was born in Reed, PA, the 11th of 12 children, born to Carmella and Joseph Gallo. He was a TEC5 during WWII. He was the beloved husband of the late Rose for 75 years. Loving father of Tom Gallo and Pat (Brian) Bernieri. Grandfather of twin girls. He is also remembered by his sister Florence Salamino, many loving nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. During his younger years, Sam was quite athletic. He played ball in Detroit for many years. He also enjoyed golfing and bowling in his later years, in Michigan, as well as around his former home in Largo, Florida. Sam’s kindness and generosity will be missed. The service date and time will be determined in the spring.

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Buchanan, Anne

Published on January 22, 2020

Ann Buchanan of Waconia MN passed away January 2 at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. She was born April 22, 1953 in Indianapolis, IN, the daughter of Elizabeth (Moore) and Blair Williams. She attended Worthington (Ohio) High School and graduated from The Ohio State University. She believed women were entitled to equal wages and equal opportunities. Ann put her beliefs into action, becoming the first woman to hold the office of vice-president at a national information-technology corporation. She also started a custom-made women’s clothing store, a real estate company, and an online antiques business. Ann attended Lawrence Technological University (MI) where she studied design. Using her innate abilities and with her education, she transformed her house, garage, and yard. She was an artist practicing abstract photography and painting. She loved gardening; planting roses and a successful butterfly garden. She is survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Kathy and Mark Free; her nieces, Amanda Free; Jessica (Joey) Gould; Meredith (Matt) Free Phillips; grandnieces and grandnephews, Charlotte (Danny) Breton; Nicole Lindeken; Alycia Free-Gould; Taven Free-Gould; and Murphy Free-Phillips; and great-grandnieces/nephew Penelope, Harry, Audrey, and Natalie. Ann is sorely missed by her fur-coated kids, RBG (Ruthie) and William Patrick. A Celebration of Life is planned for the spring. The family requests that memorial gifts be designated for cancer research at Mayo Clinic. Memorials can be made online at www.mayoclinic.org/development or mailed to Department of Development, Mayo Clinic, 200 First St. SW, Rochester, MN 55905.

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Napier, Cheryl Michele

Published on January 15, 2020

Cheryl Michele Napier, 63, died unexpectedly November 29, 2019 at Royal Oak Beaumont Hospital from Acute Leukemia. Cheryl is survived by her parents, Burl and Shirley Napier; and her three sisters Shelby, Stephenie, and Kimberly; as well as many more beloved family and friends. Cheryl was born June 13, 1956 in Detroit, Michigan. She attended Berkley High School, and graduated in 2002 from Oakland Community College. Cheryl served our country in the U.S Army from 1975 - 1977. She spent the last several years of her life working as the Operations Manager for Universal Mall Properties in Madison Heights, Michigan and was looking forward to retirement. Cheryl enjoyed spending time with her loving cats, Gracey, Charming, Ditto and Copy. She demonstrated passion in her storytelling and loved to collect old artifacts. She was always willing to adventure and enjoyed catching frogs with her nephew Stephen. A private memorial will be held for the family. You may visit the website www.oaklandcocremations.com to share a story or leave a message for the family.

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Pew, David Duffy

Published on January 15, 2020

David Duffy Pew, age 78 of Canton, passed away on Thursday, January 2, 2020 at Heritage Hospice in Marietta. No services are scheduled at this time. He is survived by: Son - Zack Pew of Woodstock Daughter - Duffy (Christopher) Capps of Canton Brother - Stephen (Kathy) Pew of Gull Lake, MI. Grandchildren - Kaylee Caps, Grayson Capps The caring staff of Darby Funeral Home is honored to serve the Pew family. Darby Funeral Home

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Lee, Diane (nee: Bellestri)

Published on January 15, 2020

LEE, Diane (nee: Bellestri). January 8, 2020. Age 78. Beloved wife of Richard. Loving mother of LauraLee Rockett, Richard A. Lee (Tom McParlan), Angela Lee, Brandy Jordan (Daniel) and Michael Lee (Kaytee). Proud and loving grandmother of 9 and great-grandmother of 1. Dear sister of Salvatore Bellestri, Thomas Bellestri, Josephine Smith, Frank Bellestri (Anica) and the late Charles Bellestri (Joanne). Mrs. Lee lived her life entirely devoted to her family and loved to be with them whenever possible. Visitation Saturday 5-8 pm and Sunday 2-8 pm. Funeral Monday 10 am at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Interment, White Chapel Cemetery, Troy. Memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society are appreciated. Please share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guestbook" at WujekCalcaterra.com

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L’Heureux; Sharon G.

Published on January 15, 2020

Sharon G. L’Heureux, 80, passed away on Sunday, December 29, 2019, in Melbourne, FL. She was born April 5, 1939, in Detroit, MI. In 1940, her family moved to Rockford, IL; in 1942, her family moved back to Detroit, MI; in 1950, her family moved to Maywood Park, OR; and in 1955, her family moved to Birmingham, MI. She graduated from Birmingham High School. After high school, Sharon attended secretary school in Detroit, MI. She spent most of her career working in the automotive industry with General Motors, BFI, and LYNX Services. Sharon was an excellent seamstress, making some of her own clothes. She also enjoyed cooking, reading, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. Sharon selflessly cared for her father for many years, as he suffered from Alzheimer’s disease. Sharon was preceded in death by her mother Florence M. Hulbert, her father Ashton H. Hulbert, her sister Lynne K. Kaberna, and her brother Craig A. Hulbert. Sharon is survived by her sister Susan R. Sheren, Sebastian, FL; and beloved nieces and nephews. In memory of Sharon G. L’Heureux, please make a donation to The Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation, https://www.alzinfo.org/donate/donation_form

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Cindy Ellen Partridge

Published on January 8, 2020

It is with great sadness that the family of Cindy Ellen Partridge, August 22, 1959, announces her sudden passing on Monday, December 23,2019, at the age of 60 years old. Preceded in death by her parents Harry and Edna Partridge, her Sister-in-law Fran Partridge and niece Michelle Partridge. Cindy is lovingly remembered by her brothers Gerald, Harry (Jan), Dennis (Pam) and sister Patricia (John) Arnold. Cindy will be forever remembered by her nieces and nephews, Jennifer (David), Scott (Sarah), Andrew (Rainbow), Adam (Lindsy), Janine (Kyle), Christine (Jacob) and Seth (Sarah). Cindy will also be fondly remembered by her 16 great-nieces and nephews, her extended family and many friends. A Memorial Service will be held on January 11, 2020 at St. James Lutheran Church, 170 McMillan Rd., Grosse Pointe Farms. Visitation will be held at the church from 10:00AM to 11:00AM. Church Service will begin at 11:00AM. Friends and family are welcome to join us as we celebrate Cindy’s life. In lieu of flowers, the family would like contributions in Cindy’s name to American Diabetes Association. ahpeters.com

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Miller, Richard "Dick" H., Sr.

Published on December 11, 2019

Richard “Dick” H. Miller, Sr., age 87, of Cheboygan passed away Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at McLaren Hospital in Petoskey surrounded by his family. He was born March 31, 1932 in Novi, the son of Howard and Florence (Maahs) Miller, Sr. Dick graduated from Northville High School in 1950 and enlisted in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. On February 14, 1977, at St. John Lutheran Church in Cheboygan, he married Virginia “Ginny” Rae Mead-Hanneman who survives. Dick was a police officer with the Novi Police Department and later with the Farmington Police Department where he retired as an Administrative Sergeant. Upon retirement, Dick moved to Mackinaw City where he purchased the Chalet Motel that he and Ginny ran for over 10 years. He was a member of the Mackinaw City Bible Church and the Cheboygan County Barbershop Quartet and enjoyed portraying Captain Etherington in the Fort Michilimackinac Memorial Pageant, hunting, fishing, painting, woodworking, an accomplished cosmetologist and was an avid Red Wings fan. He is survived by his wife Ginny, his son Richard (Juanita) Miller, Jr. of Harrison Twp.(formerly of Cheboygan), two daughters, Judy (John Chazick) Martin of Topinabee and Debra Edmonds of Buford, GA, three step children, Dawn Mead of Cheboygan, Cherie (Terry) Porta of Waters, MI and Douglas (Lori) Mead of Hartland, MI and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, Timothy A. Miller and a brother, Howard W. Miller, Jr. No services are planned at this time but a graveside service will be held in the spring at Lakeview Cemetery in Mackinaw City. Arrangements are being handled by the Nordman-Christian Funeral Home.

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Sood; Marian C.

Published on December 4, 2019

Marian C. Sood, age 66, of Stockbridge, MI passed away on November 19, 2019 at Stockbridge Country Care. She was born April 2, 1953 in Detroit, MI the daughter of Herbert and Gertrude (Albrecht) Sood. Marian graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, and she later worked as a Production Artist. She was one of the first Production Specialists involved in computer design, layout and publishing, and was at the forefront of the profession as it transitioned to computer design. She specialized in publishing technical manuals for various companies. The three main jobs she had during her career were at XMCO in Warren, at Roush Industries in Auburn Hills, and Detroit Art Services in Troy. She also had a passion for fine art. She was accomplished in the use of watercolor and pastels, and also used oils on her canvases. She also enjoyed cooking and and her various dogs, especially her beloved dog, Casie. Marian is survived by two brothers, Richard (Michele Deron) Sood of Washington, and David (Shannon) Sood of Stockbridge, MI; also nieces and nephews, Tiffany (John) Leen, Tyler Sood, and Nevaeh Sood. She was preceded in death by her parents. A Graveside Service will be held at White Chapel Memorial Park Cemetery in Troy, MI at a later date. Those wishing to make a memorial contribution in Marian’s name may do so to an animal shelter of one’s choice. Arrangements by Caskey-Mitchell Funeral Home, Stockbridge.

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Hempel; Dolores Lenore

Published on November 27, 2019

Hempel;Dolores Lenore Dolores Lenore Hempel, 85, of Tekonsha, formerly of Southfield, died on November 14, 2019 in Coldwater, MI. A funeral will be held at a later date: www.lighthousefuneral.com.

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Vickers, Ernestine A. (Teedie)

Published on November 20, 2019

Ernestine A. Vickers July 8, 1917 - October 16, 2019 102 Years Ernestine A. (Teedie) Vickers died, peacefully, on October 16, 2019. She is survived by her four nephews and their spouses; Anthony A (Tony) & Kathleen (Kathy) Weber, Gerald G. (Gerry) & Silvia Weber, Christopher A. (Chris) & Martha (Marti) Weber, Jonathon J. (Jon) Weber and 18 great nieces & nephews. Teedie was born in Manhattan, NY of Ernestina A. Vickers (Banks) and Ernest H. Vickers, she had one sister (Lillian V. (Lee) Weber) and a brother (Ernest H. Vickers, Jr.). Teedie’s early years were spent living in England. She also lived in Indianapolis, Highland Park, Royal Oak, Beverly Hills, Sterling Heights and finally to Troy. Among other schools, Teedie was also educated in Switzerland. Teedie held several positions. She worked as the Secretary to the Headmaster at Detroit Country Day School and to a number of local physicians. She also opened her own photography Studio for a few years as well as worked in an Art Gallery. In retirement, she was active as a member of the Garden Club at Cranbrook House and Gardens. Teedie was a breath of fresh air everywhere she went. She loved gardening and had beautiful gardens at her home in Beverly Hills. She was willing to teach anyone who wanted to learn all about gardening! In recent years, she kept herself active by walking the grounds of her apartment complex, helping newcomers become acquainted with the complex and going on several excursions. She never let her mobility affect her. She was always up for going out for a meal or to attend a party. As one might guess, her warmth spread across the room. Even the dogs felt like she was their best friend! She was also known for being very frugal and keeping track of literally everything she bought. A child of the Great Depression, if there was potential value in something that she had, it was kept and squirreled away for later use. We believe that this extensive “attention to detail” contributed to her extended youth… 102 years loved! Memorial service for Teedie will be on Saturday November 30, 2019 12:00 noon at St. James Episcopal Church, 355 W. Maple Birmingham, MI

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Weidig, Kathryn Elaine

Published on November 6, 2019

Kathryn Elaine Weidig, of Farmington Hills and formerly Royal Oak, died October 28, 2019 at age 59. She was born to parents James and Neva (Bartell) Weidig on October 13, 1960 in Royal Oak. Survived by her siblings Andrea Lawrence, Susie (John) Harper, and Paul (Debbie) Weidig; her mother’s partner Dianne Chapman; and many loving cousins and friends. Visitation was held 2:00 – 8:00 PM Thursday, October 31, 2019 at Gramer Funeral Home, 705 North Main Street, Clawson, MI 48017; (248) 435-9010. The funeral service was 10:00 AM Friday, November 1, 2019 also at the funeral home.

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Fabrizio-Pelak, Marie

Published on October 30, 2019

Marie Fabrizio-Pelak, a proud resident of Warren, Michigan for 55 years, passed away on September 30, 2019 in Las Cruces, New Mexico, where she was living with her daughter. Marie was born in Detroit to Rosario and Domenica Fabrizio, and she will be greatly missed by her children Steven (Diane), Cynthia (resident of Las Cruces), and Victoria (Brad) and her 6 grandchildren: William, Grace, Anna, Helen, Alexandra, and Karl. She was the beloved youngest sister to siblings who have preceded her in death including the late Elena (Aldo) Bellaver, Victor Fabrizio, Pasquale (Mary) Fabrizio, Luigi (Christine) Fabrizio, and Americo Fabrizio, and she leaves behind her treasured sisters-in-law and friends Nida and Marion and many nieces and nephews with whom she shared countless beautiful times and events over the past eight decades. She surrounded herself with family and lived for the enjoyment of the company of her children, parents, and sister and brothers and their families. She could quickly bring her grandchildren to giggles. She was fiercely independent and she taught her children to have a life-long love of learning and the arts. She thoroughly enjoyed painting, playing the piano, good books, the offerings of public television, and a good tennis match. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held in Michigan in the upcoming weeks. There will be an open house gathering at Marie's home in Warren, Michigan on Friday, November 1, from 4pm to 8pm. On Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 10:30 am, there will be a committal service at The Temple of Memories at White Chapel Memorial Park Cemetery in Troy, MI, followed by an interment at Marie's final resting place. Starting at 12 noon we will gather at Maggiano's - Little Italy in Troy, MI to share a meal and celebrate Marie's life and the Fabrizio family. If you will be joining us, please let the family know and you can RSVP to pelakvs@yahoo.com. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a gift in her honor to one of the following: Capuchin Soup Kitchen: https://www.cskdetroit.org/ Detroit Public Television: http://www.dptv.org/home/ National Audubon Society: https://action.audubon.org

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Baggot, Sandra Marie

Published on October 30, 2019

Sandra “Sandy” Marie Baggot (nee Neych) passed away peacefully as a result of health complications on Monday, October 14, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan at the age of 58 years old. Sandy is survived by her husband, Daniel “Danny” Schabath, her son Reed Styers (wife Danielle Styers), her daughters Shannon Hanschen (husband Ryan Hanschen) and Breann Schabath, her brother Daniel Neych, and her two grandsons. She is preceded in death by her mother, father and brother Brian Neych. Sandy was born on June 28, 1961 in Detroit, Michigan to Elvira “Pat” Melnar (nee Esperti) and Daniel Paul Neych. She met Danny in 1988 and they built their lives together in St. Clair Shores, raising three children. Sandy will be remembered for her positive attitude, sense of humor, and the care she had for her loved ones. A memorial visitation is scheduled for Wednesday, October 30, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. until time of service at 5:00 p.m. at Kaul Funeral Home. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Sandy’s life. Flowers and condolences may be sent to Kaul Funeral Home, 28433 Jefferson Ave., St. Clair Shores, MI 48081.

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Fletcher, Cecelia Marie (Brickser)

Published on October 9, 2019

Canandaigua, NY - The matriarch of our beautiful family has passed and is with her love once again. At 95, Cecelia Marie Brickser Fletcher died on September 22, 2019, after a brief illness. A strong, compassionate, witty, and beautiful woman, Cel lived a full life as a wife, mother,grandmother, great-grandmother, friend, worshiper, volunteer, and more. Born 1924 in Pontiac, MI to Joseph & Agnes Brickser, Cel grew up in Utica, MI. After graduating from Utica High School, she began nurses’ training in Detroit. Post WWII, she married her high school sweetheart, Fred Fletcher. This was the beginning of a life together which lasted 73 years, until Fred’s death this past January. Despite a difficult childhood, she became a wonderful, kind, and caring mother to 7 children. “God gives the hardest job to the most inexperienced,” she said. Yet she took on that task with grace. Cel created a place of love and togetherness for her big, crazy family. Her descendents will treasure every moment that was spent together. Married life began in Cambridge, MA and later took Cel to Southgate, MI and then Tranquility, NJ. Retiring to the Finger Lakes in 1988, Cel and Fred built their dream home where they could pursue their interests in sailing, wine, and hosting family reunions before moving to Ferris Hills, Canandaigua, NY 4 years ago. A devout Catholic, Cel was an active member of the church no matter where she lived. She was a founding member of St. Pius Church in Southgate, MI and Good Shepherd Church in Andover, NJ. She was a current member of St. Mary’s Church in Canandaigua, NY where she was a Eucharistic Minister and Lector. Cel volunteered in a number of civic and church activities. She was a good friend to many, maintaining some of those friendships for over 70 years. Whether she was traveling, dancing, wine tasting, or with her bridge group, Cel loved to have fun. Her most recent adventure was a July trip to Ohio with her family to celebrate her 95th birthday. She was known to stay up late with a glass of wine, eating Skittles, laughing, and playing cards with her grandchildren during our many family reunions. Cel was predeceased by her husband Fred and her brothers Hubert Brickser and Ormond Brickser. She leaves behind her children: Fred Fletcher Jr. and his wife Mary of Collinsville, CT; Nelson Fletcher and his wife Dawn of Charlevoix, MI; Chris Fletcher and his wife Mary Kaye of Charlotte, MI; Marilyn Fletcher of Farmington Hills, MI; Donna Miller and her husband Bob of Acton, MA; Barbara Sanders and her husband Rich of Newton, NJ; and Peg Niekrasz and her husband Frank of Budd Lake, NJ. Cel is also survived by her sister-in-law Betty Wilcox of Carlsbad, NM, 10 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Mom, thank you for showing us what 74 years of love and 95 years of a life lived to the fullest look like. What is left is only love, and we have you to thank for that. A recitation of the rosary will be on Monday October 7th, 10:30am at St. Mary’s Church, Canandaigua, NY with a Memorial Mass to follow at 11am. A celebration of Cel’s life will be at Ferris Hills, Canandaigua afterwards from 1pm - 3-pm. All are invited to attend and share their memories. Cel and her beloved Fred will be interred at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: Canandaigua Churches in Action, Canandaigua, NY and Ontario-Yates Hospice, Geneva, NY. Arrangements are by Johnson-Kennedy Funeral Home, Inc., Canandaigua. Condolences may be offered at www.johnsonkennedy.com.

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Cheryl Parmentier _ Parmentier Gene S.

Published on September 25, 2019

Parmentier, Gene S. In Memory of Gene S. Parmentier age 86, died July 1, 2019 in Vero Beach, Florida and was born in Detroit, Michigan on July 18, 1932 to the late Archie and Sophie Parmentier. Beloved Husband of Doris for 49 years. Also survived by his first wife, Frances Byxby, and nine children. Dear Father of Gene M. (Chris) Parmentier, Cheryl L. Parmentier, Denise A. Throntveit, Gregory A. Parmentier, Lucille (Mike) Manley-Church, Cynthia L. (Fred) Higazi, Glen C. (Amanda) Parmentier, Charmaine L. Parmentier and the late Gary E. Beebe of Georgia. Also survived by many Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren and Great Great Grandchildren. Brother of the late Ronald Parmentier and Charmaine Gurski. In High School Gene was a pinsetter at a local bowling alley. At 16 he was began working for Ford Motor Co. and later at Hudson Motor where he served as an electrical apprentice. He also worked at Packard Motor Car Co., Chrysler Mopar and finally at General Motors in Chevy Engineering as an electrician for 33 years. Mr. Parmentier retired on February 28, 1989 and built a home in Cape Coral, Florida, moving there shortly after. Gene and his wife Doris eventually settled in Vero Beach Florida. Mr. Parmentier enjoyed to play poker, go fishing, build houses and coupon shopping. Memorial gathering Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 4-7 pm at Ford Funeral Home, 26560 Van Dyke, Center Line, Michigan. Service will be held at 6 pm with Rev. Warren Arndt officiating.

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Somers, Diana Jane

Published on September 11, 2019

Diana Jane (Price) Somers, age 98, of Richwood, Ohio, formerly of Farmington Hills, Michigan, died Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at Grady Memorial Hospital in Delaware, Ohio. She loved being a wife, and was a devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She grew up in Star City, West Virginia and graduated in 1940 from Morgantown High School. She and her family were members of the Salvation Army. She played trumpet and e-flat horn in the Salvation Army band. She was proud to have served her country as “Rosie The Riveter” during World War II at the Ford Rouge Plant in Detroit, Michigan. She worked until retirement as a teacher’s aide for Farmington Public Schools in Michigan. She enjoyed embroidery and crocheting, and was an avid college football and loyal Detroit Red Wings fan. She was born December 31, 1920 in Lonaconing, Maryland to the late George and Sarah Grindle Price. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Somers; her brothers, James, William Irvin, Herbert and Austin Price; infant twin sisters; two nephews, Curtis and Raymond Price; and a niece, June Somers. She is survived by her daughter, Karen (Bill) Kusey of Richwood; grandchildren, Karen Diana (Joshua) Nease, Sarah Kusey and her fianc�e, Wing; great-grandchildren, Tanner and Diana Nease; a nephew, George A. (Mary Ann) Price; plus other close relatives and friends. Rev. Jacob D. Heino officiated funeral services on September 4, 2019 at Underwood Funeral Home, Marysville, Ohio. A graveside service was held on Thursday, September 5, 2019 at Glen Eden Lutheran Memorial Park in Livonia, Michigan. Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army or Lutheran Deaf Mission Society. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com

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Hatch, June Memorial

Published on August 28, 2019

Hatch, June “Audrey” (Anderson) of Center Line, MI passed away August 18, 2019 with her Husband Charles and Daughter Nancy by her side in Trinity, Florida. She was born to the late Lillian (Carr) and Hjalmer Anderson, June 13, 1931, in Warren, Michigan. Audrey graduated from Lincoln High School (Warren, MI) in 1949. She married Charles F. Hatch on August 22, 1952 in Warren, Michigan, and they lived together in Center Line, Michigan for 40 years before relocating to Caseville, Michigan then to Trinity, Florida. Audrey is survived by her Husband Charles, Twin Brother Andy “Richard” Anderson and two children: Nancy Primovic of Trinity, Florida (Jim) and Hugh Hatch (Julie) of Warren, Michigan. She is also survived by five Grandchildren [Marilyn Primovic, W. Tom Roschek III, Krista (Roschek) Nesbit (Joel), Natalie Hatch-Holder (Andrew) and Andrea Logie (Nicholas)] and three Great Granddaughters [Reagan Nesbit, Mikaela Logie & Charlie June Hatch-Holder]. Audrey was predeceased by her daughter Pattie Roschek (W. Tom II) September 29, 1993 and Brother Howard Anderson in 1964. Audrey was an accomplished Floral Designer who enjoyed working at Florists and her business “The June Bug”. She touched many Brides’ lives with her custom bouquets and flower arrangements. She also worked as a Secretary at Chrysler during the 1950’s in Detroit. She enjoyed sewing, spending time with her Children, Grandchildren and playing golf. Audrey was immensely proud of her Family, and leaves behind nothing but beautiful memories. A “Celebration Of Life” was held on Friday, August 23, 2019 at 11:30 AM at Heritage Springs in Trinity, Florida with a Luncheon to follow. The burial will take place at White Chapel Cemetery in Troy, Michigan. Audrey requested donations be made to “Trinity Presbyterian Church” (New Port Richey, Florida) in lieu of sending flowers.

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Dzon, Thomas

Published on August 21, 2019

DZON, Thomas August 9, 2019. Age 79. Beloved husband of Nancy (Easterle). Father of Mary Dzon and the late Bradley Dzon. Dear brother of Barbara Sharkey, Martin (Karen) Dzon, and the late Stanley & Jerome Dzon. Loving step-father of Kim Easterle Mattes and Jennifer Easterle. Proud step-grandfather of Jimmy, Lauren, Abbey, and Brynn. Special uncle to Nancy Gonzalez (Sharkey) and Jack Sharkey & also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Visitation Sunday 3-6pm at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Instate Monday 9:30am until the 10:00am Mass at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church (22412 Overlake, St. Clair Shores). Donations preferred to the John D Dingell V.A. Medical Center, V.A. Hospice. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" @ WujekCalcaterra.com.

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Baron, Deino

Published on August 21, 2019

Deino Baron was born in Timmins, Canada, a small gold mining town in northern Ontario, on April 19, 1924. His parents had left Italy for a better life in Canada but shortly after Deino’s birth, his parents returned to Bassano del Grappa, Italy – a small town in the foothills of the alps about 45 minutes northwest of Venice. At 9 years old, Deino’s father died and he and his older brother went to work to help support his mother and younger brother. As a teenager, war broke out in Italy and Deino was drafted into the Italian army. Knowing that he could not support Mussolini or Hitler, Deino left the Italian army and fought in the resistance movement, the “Partigiani,” against Hitler, which resulted in harrowing stories of fighting the Nazis at night and retreating to the mountains in the mornings. After the war, fresh with a Canadian passport from birth, Deino decided to travel to Canada and seek a new life. He met what turned out to be a lifelong friend, Norman, from a neighboring town on the train to the ship headed to America. Deino did not have enough money to make it to Timmins, so he stopped in Windsor, Canada, where his new friend was stopping, right across the river from Detroit. He lived and worked in Windsor, and returned to Italy many times, and in 1953, on one of those trips back to Italy, Deino met a woman from New York, Luella Sirianni, and again, his life would change. They were married six months later in Bassano del Grappa and returned to NY to live and start a life. Deino and Luella eventually moved to the Detroit area, had 5 children and stayed close to family and friends back in Italy. Deino was a carpenter for the Detroit Public Schools and the Archdiocese of Detroit helping build and restore the schools in both. Deino worked weekends building the monastery in Oxford, MI and the priests always blessed him for the work he did. In 1970, Deino moved his family to 5 acres in Troy, MI where he built the family home and had a huge garden and many animals. Deino and Luella were married for 40 years before she passed away in 1994. Deino remained in the Detroit area until 2015, when he moved to Healdsburg, California in wine country to escape the harsh Michigan winters and to be closer to family. He enjoyed living in California where he loved dinners with family, visiting local wineries, drives through the vineyards and, of course, good food and wine. Deino left this world on July 3rd at 95 years old. Deino was most proud of his children Cristina, Renee, Claudia, Teo and Elisabeth. He will be forever missed and never forgotten.

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Klawender, Edmund

Published on August 14, 2019

Edmund Stanley Klawender, age 80 of Kingston, MI, passed away Tuesday, August 6, 2019 with family by his side at United Hospice Service of Marlette Regional Hospital in Marlette, MI. He was born December 4, 1938 in Hamtramck, MI son of the late Edmund and Mary (Maluchnik) Klawender. Edmund graduated from East Detroit High School with the Class of 1957. He married Sharon Jackson on August 29, 1959 in East Detroit, MI and they raised six children. Edmund proudly served his country as a Corporal in the United States Marine Corp. He was a Twin Pines Milk delivery man prior to retiring from Lombardi Foods. Edmund was a member of Holy Family Parish St. Elizabeth Catholic Church and the NRA. He loved spending time with his family, fishing, hunting, gardening and wine making. Edmund is survived by his wife of 59 years, Sharon Klawender; his children, Colleen (Douglas) Quinn, Michelle Plunkett, Annette (Sam) Izzo, Jennifer Klawender and Edmund (Bobbie) Klawender; son-in-law, Marty Morse; 15 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; three siblings, Evelyn Kissell, Geraldine (Dave) Overholser and Thomas Klawender; brother-in-law, Doug Cooper; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Beth Morse November 3, 2002; two siblings, Robert (Jackie) Klawender and Kathleen Cooper; and brother-in-law, Robert Kissell. The family received visitors from 3:30 – 8 PM Friday, August 9, 2019 at Marsh Funeral Chapel – Marlette with a Rosary Service at 7:30 PM. Visitation was from 10 AM until time of the service Saturday, August 10, 2019 at Holy Family Parish St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Marlette. A Funeral Mass was held at 11 AM Saturday, August 10, 2019 at Holy Family Parish St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Marlette with Father Steve Blaxton officiating. Military Honors were conducted immediately following the Mass by Marlette VFW Post #4837 and the Marine Honor Guard. Burial will take place at a later date at Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, MI. Memorial contributions may be made to United Hospice Service of Marlette Regional Hospital or Marlette VFW Post #4837. You may share an online condolence with the family at www.marshfuneral.com. Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, 2675 Main St., Marlette, MI 48453 Phone 989-635-3658.

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Kreiser, Fred

Published on July 24, 2019

Fred Kreiser died peacefully on June 29, 2019, at the age of 103. Fred was born in Lebanon, Pa. He was preceded in death by his first wife Juanita. He is survived by his wife Mary Rose, his sons Creston and wife Vicki and Craig and wife Marie, three grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. He is also survived by stepchildren: Wayne and wife Paula, Ron and wife Deke, Les, Tina, Karen, and their families. Fred served proudly in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a radar officer on the USS Bennington II (CV-20) operating in the western Pacific. This was a significant event in his life. Fred was vice president of marketing and a director at the former Edwin L. Wiegand Company (now Chromalox) in Pittsburgh. Fred enjoyed working around the house, traveling and spending time with his family. He lived many years in both Pennsylvania and Connecticut, and later in life living in Boca Raton, Florida, where he enjoyed the weather by walking along the ocean and playing golf. He spent his remaining years in Sterling Heights. Our family would like to thank the staffs of Oakmont-Sterling independent living community in Sterling Heights, Balanced Home Care Services, and Mary VanDagens of Advantage Senior Care for their kindness, care, and compassion.

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Gzyl, Marian

Published on July 24, 2019

In Loving Memory Marian Gzyl, age 75 of Shelby Township. Passed away unexpectedly yet peacefully on June 12, 2019, at Beaumont Hospital of Troy. She was born January 10th, 1944 in Detroit to the late Frederick and Dorothy Roeske. She is survived by her husband Theodore Gzyl of 32 years; her daughter Paula Bearss; her twin sons, Gerald and Gary Bearss and his wife Suzette. Her 6 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Her life will be celebrated on July 27th, 2019 at Infinity Hall, located at 16650. 14 Mile Road in Fraser, MI 48026 from 1-5pm. Per her request to have a “party”, a unique memorial service will start promptly at 1:00pm. Here we will reminisce, grieve, share stories, support each other and, of course, fill the room with chatter and laughter. Gzyl

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Houghton, Rebecca A.

Published on July 17, 2019

Rebecca A. Houghton, Born November 29, 1952 in Pontiac, Michigan. She was a lifelong resident of Farmington. She passed away suddenly of health issues on June 29,2019. Surviving are Phillip Houghton, Teresa Houghton Firlit. A private funeral has taken place.

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HOUSE; ELIZABETH MARGARET

Published on June 26, 2019

Elizabeth Margaret House, 95, loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, of Waltonwood at Lakeside, Sterling Heights, MI, died peacefully on June 18, 2019, at the Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township, MI. Elizabeth is survived by her daughter Brenda Lewis of Troy, MI; daughter Judith Horn (Larry) of Greensboro, NC; grandchildren Nicole Lewis and Brendan Lewis both of Oak Park, MI, Christina Larwill (Diwakar Sharma) of Springfield, VA, and Mark Larwill of LaHabra, CA; as well as great granddaughters Myra and Adriana. She is also survived by her sister Patricia Walsh of Spondon, England, and numerous nieces and nephews and their offspring both in the United States, England, Iceland, and Guatemala. Elizabeth was preceded in death by her beloved husband Harry L. House; her sisters Dorothy (Betty) Riggott and Barbara Jean Holmes, both of England; and her granddaughter-in-law Laura Pearson of LaHabra, CA. Elizabeth was the daughter of George H. Hudson and Dorothy Wordsworth Hoyland. Born in Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England, in 1924, Elizabeth’s youth was interrupted by World War II. She dropped plans to enter university and instead enlisted in the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF) and served her country working in radar stations as a radar operator targeting incoming German planes. It was while she was in military service that she met her future husband Harry, an airman and bomb aimer in the Canadian Air Force stationed in Britain. At the conclusion of the war, Elizabeth and Harry married in Lincoln, England, and moved to join Harry’s family in Long Island, New York. Shortly thereafter they moved to Cleveland, OH, when Harry began his career in sales and marketing. Newly arrived in the U.S., Elizabeth used her crisp British accent to her advantage as an operator for the telephone company. After the birth of her two daughters, she was a stay-at-home mother in Cleveland and then in Affton (St. Louis), MO. Once her daughters were in their teens, Elizabeth returned to work outside the home as the office manager for Snelling & Snelling Employment in St. Louis. Elizabeth became a naturalized United States citizen in 1953. While very proud of her American citizenship, she always loved her native England. For more than 30 years, Elizabeth was an active member of the Missouri Duke of Edinburgh chapter of the Daughters of the British Empire (DBE), an American society of women of British heritage. She served several terms as the chapter’s recording secretary and as president of the chapter in 1965. Elizabeth and husband Harry were founding members of the Episcopal Church of the Advent in Crestwood, MO, and Elizabeth served on the Altar Guild there for many years. After her move to Michigan, she was a proud member of Grace Episcopal Church in Mount Clemens, MI. Elizabeth was an avid cookbook collector and enjoyed cooking and entertaining. She took pleasure in collecting antiques and home decorating. She enjoyed taking cruises and other worldwide travel to such destinations as China, Mexico, France, Canada, and much of the United States. After the death of her husband, Elizabeth moved to be closer to her daughters, first to Glen Ellyn, IL, and later to Sterling Heights, MI. A memorial service in honor of Elizabeth at Grace Episcopal Church on a date to be determined is being planned. Donations to Grace Episcopal Church, Mount Clemons, MI, or to the Public Broadcasting System (PBS) in Elizabeth’s name are welcome. Cremation was handled by Generations Funeral & Cremation Services of Shelby Township, MI

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Hoeft, Donald Shaw

Published on June 19, 2019

In loving memory of Donald Shaw Hoeft, age 88, of Bloomfield Hills who passed away on February 23, 2019. Don was a Cadillac enthusiast and very active in the community after an extensive career with General Motors. He is preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Carol Jean. He is survived by his children Charles Hoeft and Tracy Dudley, and his grandchildren Dakota Dudley and Sierra Dudley. A Memorial Service will be held at Calvary Chapel, 1975 East Long Lake Rd in Troy, MI on June 22 at 2pm. View full obituary on-line and share memories at Cremation Society of Michigan (www.cremationmichigan.com).

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JACKSON NELLA D.

Published on June 19, 2019

Nella D. Brewer, was born on September 20, 1933 in Florence, Alabama to James and Ivory Pinson Brewer. Her light, smile and sweet personality personified pure love and permeated the hearts and souls of everyone who crossed her path. During Nella’s time in rehabilitation, even though she wasn’t feeling well, she was still shining her light, witnessing and encouraging young women to trust in God and pursue their goals. Nella attended Burrell Slater High School in Florence, AL. During her time in Florence, Nella and her sister Louise were stylists, helping to dress women in the city with the latest fashions. She loved to dress up and look good. She moved to Saginaw, MI after her brother, James “Red” Brewer & sister Flora Arnett, left Alabama during the Great Migration to the North. In Saginaw, Nella was one of the first black women to receive a license to sell insurance in the area. She also attended Delta College. Nella retired from General Motors in 1977 and focused on her purpose to inspire, become an intercessor in prayer, help to raise her grandchildren and provide assistance with family and friends’ children. In her capacity as a Prayer Warrior, Nella helped hundreds of people overcome illnesses and challenges in their lives. When people experienced loss, she stepped in and filled the holes and gaps in the hearts of many. Nella was a Sunday School Teacher, Member of the Courtesy Board and Young Matrons at Zion Missionary Baptist Church, under the leadership of her dear friend Rev. Dr. Roosevelt Austin, in Saginaw, MI. She was a stewardess at Oak Grove A.M.E. Church in Detroit and served on the Pastor’s Aide Ministry at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Southfield, MI. In Saginaw, she met the love of her life, James E. Jackson, and they married on March 27, 1960. They celebrated 59 years of marriage this year. Nella and James moved from Saginaw to Southfield, MI in 1985. Nella departed this life on June 10, after a brief illness. She was preceded in death by her parents James and Ivory Pinson Brewer, her sister, Mary Louise Beachum and brothers James “Red” Brewer and Joe Louis Brewer. She leaves a host of family and friends who loved her dearly. In particular, her compassion, counsel, love and support for her nieces and nephews epitomized genuine “Aunthood.” Her husband, James E. Jackson; her children: Kathryn L. (Robert) Johnson, Connie D. (Nathan) Jenkins, Anthony R. (Tonya) Houston and Sonia J. (Kenneth) Myles; her grandchildren: Anton Houston, Darrin R. (Casey) Johnson, Kendall Myles, Jordan Myles, Tiffany McCants and Nathan Jenkins II; her great-grandchildren: Asharion, Antonio, Malachi, Mahalia, Cameron and Mason; her godchildren: Brian Jackson, Trent Mosley, Brandi Winbrook, and Terry Layfield; her siblings: William Brewer, Flora Arnett, Samuel L. Brewer, Lillie B. Strong and Moses (Gwen) Brewer. Nella also had a special relationship with all of her sister and brother-in-loves. She had a Prayer Warrior partner of 30 years, Mrs. Lois Lewis and a dedicated, loyal and longtime friend of 58 years, Mrs. Christina Jones. Nella’s favorite book was The Prayer of Jabez. From the moment this book was given to her by Sonia, she talked about how it changed her perspective on life. At the age of 85, Nella proclaimed each and every day that she was enlarging her territory to give love and live with peace. Nella served and loved on earth until God decided it was time to enlarge her

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Foyt, Rosemary

Published on June 5, 2019

Rosemary Foyt Loving mother, aunt and grandparent May 3, 1932- May 1 2019 Rosemary Foyt, born Rosemary Verlinde, was known to her husband(†) as “Rosie,” her kids as “Mom,” and her grandchildren as “Nana.” She passed away after a lengthy illness on May 1, 2019, just two days shy of her 87th birthday. A staunch believer in the proverb that ‘a penny saved is a penny earned,’ Rosemary was a frugal lady—a garage saler, coupon clipper and all-around bargain hunter who never passed by an item stamped with a bright orange Meijer Manager’s Special sticker without giving it closer inspection. She was financially independent and passed on lessons about the value of a dollar and saving for retirement to her children and grandchildren. She valued education and stressed its necessity to her children. She started attending college herself at Macomb Community College in the late 1960s, when her kids were still young and most impressionable. While juggling the responsibilities of operating a household and raising three kids, she took one or two classes at a time to earn her Associates of Arts Degree, graduating valedictorian in 1974. After receiving her degree, she was hired at the Macomb Community College Day Care Center and eventually worked for a State of Michigan sponsored program as a Job Coach, teaching handicapped individuals skills to help them become self-sufficient and obtain work. Rosemary liked to collect antique treasures and had a varied assortment of hat pins, mustache cups and figurine perfume bottles. An avid gardener, she liked to spend her spare time outside tending to her yard’s many plants. Rosemary cared about her health and was fond of fresh fruit smoothies made with fat-free Vanilla yogurt. She spent a lot of time trying to improve herself inside, and out, and saw herself as a guide that could help others be more successful. She is survived by her children and their spouses Robert Foyt & Susan Foyt, Cheryl Spiteri & George Spiteri and Sandra Daubenmeyer & Mike Daubenmeyer. She was a loving grandmother to Michael Foyt Daubenmeyer, Caitlin Marjorie Foyt Hornshaw, Courtney Rose Foyt and Samantha Foyt Spiteri. She is also survived by her sister Betty McGilton. Predeceased by son Michael Allen Foyt, Husband Robert James Foyt, Father Morris Verlinde and Mother Mildred Verlinde. She was loved and will be greatly missed. A private family celebration of life will be held and she will be laid to rest at Resurrection Cemetery in Clinton Township.

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Shermetaro, Anthony

Published on May 29, 2019

SHERMETARO, ANTHONY age 95 May 18, 2019 Beloved husband of the late Germaine. Loving father of Charles, Salvatore (Dolores) and Rosemarie (Matthew) Locricchio. Proud grandfather of Sara, Valerie, Anne Marie, Sheila, John, Anthony, Martin and Theresa. Loving great grandfather of Brantley, Ellie, Salvatore and Calliope. Tony was predeceased by his 3 brothers; Sam, Chuck & Bob and 2 sisters; Rosie & Angie. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Proud veteran of the US Navy - Air Corps (WWII). Tony started out working with his brothers at Ciaramitaro Brothers at The Eastern Market. He went on to a long successful career in Truck and Auto Sales. Visitation and Rosary was Thursday, May 23rd at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., The funeral service was held on Friday, May 24th St. Therese of Lisieux Church, Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guestbook" @ Wujek-Calcaterra.com.

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HIBBARD; WILLIAM DUANE

Published on May 22, 2019

In loving memory of William Duane Hibbard, Sterling Heights, MI who died much too soon on May 5, 2019 at age 52. He is preceded in death by parents Marshall A. Hibbard and Barbara Keasey Hibbard. He is survived by dear friends, neighbors and colleagues who will miss him greatly. William attended Ferndale High School and had a hand in building dozens of brick structures all over Metro Detroit during 20 years as a masonry laborer. He will be remembered for his love of loud rock music, his beautiful hair, bone cracking hugs, and his kind and generous heart. A memorial service will be held at his home at 8246 Lamplighter Drive, Sterling Heights, MI 48312 at 12:00 PM, Saturday, May 25. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

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Shermetaro, Anthony

Published on May 22, 2019

SHERMETARO, ANTHONY age 95 May 18, 2019 Beloved husband of the late Germaine. Loving father of Charles, Salvatore (Dolores) and Rosemarie (Matthew) Locricchio. Proud grandfather of Sara, Valerie, Anne Marie, Sheila, John, Anthony, Martin and Theresa. Loving great grandfather of Brantley, Ellie, Salvatore and Calliope. Tony was predeceased by his 3 brothers and 2 sisters. Also survived by loving nieces and nephews. Proud veteran of the US Navy - Air Corps (WWII) . Tony started out working with his brothers at Ciaramitaro Brothers at The Eastern Market. He went on to a long successful career in Truck and Auto Sales. Visitation Thursday 3-9pm at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Rosary Thursday 7:00pm. Instate Friday 9:30am until 10:00am time of Mass at St. Therese of Lisieux Church, 48115 Schoenherr (between 21 & 22 Mile). Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guestbook" @ Wujek-Calcaterra.com.

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Spackoff, Steven

Published on May 15, 2019

Spakoff, Steven (age 63) April 30, 2019. Son of the late Samuel and Helen. Father of Steven Jr. and Margie, brother of Randy, nephew of Al Shpakoff, and ex-husband of Deanna. Visitation was Sunday May 5, 2019 at Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 25800 Harper, St. Clair Shores MI 48081. Burial was Monday at Holy Trinity Old Believers Church Cemetery, 42401 Saal Rd. Sterling Heights MI 48313. Arrangements by Jurkiewicz & Wilk Funeral Home, Hamtramck MI.

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Richards, Barbara Memorial

Published on May 8, 2019

In Memory of Barbara Bedford Richards Pittsford, NY April 25, 2019, age 92. Predeceased by parents Richard C. and Jane Vanderlind Bedford and her brother, Richard Bedford. Barbara is survived by her husband of 70 years, Mark Allan Richards, III, her daughter Lindsay and son-in-law John L. Garrett of Rochester, NY, daughter Susan R. Steele of Shiremanstown, PA, her grandchildren Whitney Steele of Utah, Kristin Steele and husband John Skovira of PA and her great grandchildren Margot and Nina Skovira. Barbara was born in Grand Rapids, MI on November 20, 1926. She spent most of her adolescent years in Rochester, NY and went on to receive her BA degree from Middlebury College in 1948. After marrying Mark in 1949, they maintained their home for many years in Bloomfield Hills, MI where Barbara capably supported Mark’s career and together they raised their family. Barbara was involved with the Meadowbrook Music Festival, The Village Club, her garden club and was a docent at the Kirk in the Hills Presbyterian Church. In 2010 Barbara and Mark moved to Cloverwood Senior Living in Pittsford, NY to be closer to family. She was a gracious, elegant, thoughtful, intelligent woman who always put her family first. The family would like to thank the tireless assistance of their very special aides and Dr. Thomas Caprio and his Hospice team for their compassionate care. Arrangements are private. For those wishing, donations may be made to UR Medicine Hospice, 2180 Empire Blvd, Webster, NY 14580. To share a memory of Barbara or to send a condolence visit www.anthonychapels.com.

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Maria Giordano

Published on April 10, 2019

Forever In Our Hearts Maria Giordano, 57 March 23, 1961-June 7, 2018 She was the beloved wife of Carl; loving mother of Dominic Anthony, Lia Maria Grace, Carl Vincent, Joseph Michael, Anna Christina and Michael Peter James; loving sister of Cathy Check (Joe), Charles Formicola (Moya) and twin sister, Anna Formicola (Will Miller) and loving sister-in-law, Ellen Formicola. She also is survived by her mother, Grace Formicola. Maria was predeceased by her father, Leo Formicola and brother, Joe Wade Formicola. “Mumma Maria” was courageous, strong and a big presence in the lives of those she knew. She struggled with multiple system atrophy, a rare brain degenerative disease. Her family called her their angel. Donations may be made to the MUMMA MARIA MSA Foundation. Call (586) 222-4754 for more information.

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Dye II, Theodore Cole

Published on March 27, 2019

Theodore Cole Dye, II March 15, 2019, age 87. Beloved husband of Phyllis. Loving father of Robert (Joann). Dear grandfather of Noelle. Also many nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends Friday, March 29 from 9:30am until the time of service 11:30am at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward Ave. (btwn 13-14 Mile), (248) 549-0500. View obituary and share memories at AJDesmond.com

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Braun, Elsbeth Martha

Published on March 20, 2019

Elsbeth Martha Braun, 82, of St. Clair Shores, Michigan went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on February 28th, 2019. Elsie was born May 28th, 1936, in Detroit, Michigan to Herman and Erna Tallarek. She graduated from Cass Technical High School in 1953 and began working at Michigan Bell. She married Frank Braun on June 4th, 1955 in Grosse Pointe, Michigan. Elsie worked for 15 years as a teacher’s aide for home economics at Bovenschen School, MISD. Above all, Elsie was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and a loving friend. She loved to sew and crochet and used her talents as a seamstress for the St. Clair Shores hockey league. Elsie and Frank enjoyed many winters in their second home in Lady Lake, Florida. She was a long time member of Grosse Pointe Baptist Church (Crosspointe Christian Church) and loved to sing in the choir. Elsie is survived by her daughter, Sharon (Mark) Ferrick of Warren; three granddaughters, Lauren (William) Graca, Krysten (Steven) Sheffer, and Jennifer (Benjamin) Dorsch; and five great grandchildren, Madison, Zachary, Hunter, Brody and Benjamin. Elsie was preceded in death by her son, Robert, husband, Frank and brother, Edward. A memorial service celebrating Elsie’s life will be held on March 22, 2019 at 11:00 am at Crosspointe Christian Church, located at 21336 Mack Avenue, Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan, 48236.

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Eagleton, Jeannie R.

Published on March 20, 2019

Jeannie R Eagleton born February 27 1947 died at age 72 on March 6th 2019. She was the loving mother of Jason, Justin, and Tina and also her puppy "Cookie". Jeannine was the proud grandmother of Brandon, Hannah, Ryan, Dominic, and her "baby" Jessica. She previously worked at Eagleton Equipment and then at Citgo before retiring. She was loved by all that knew her and "Ma" will be greatly missed. We will not be having a service for her as that was her wishes. Previous Item Next Item

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Bourdeau, Stephen Edward

Published on February 20, 2019

In Memory of Stephen Edward Bourdeau Stephen Edward BOURDEAU - Age 44, of Westland, died Sunday, January 20, 2019. Funeral services were held on Monday, January 28, 2019 at Sharp Funeral Homes, Fenton Chapel, 1000 Silver Lake Road, Fenton. Fr. Robert Copeland officiating. Those desiring may make contributions to the Stephen Edward Bourdeau Memorial Fund. Stephen was born August 27, 1974 in Royal Oak, the son of Edward G. and Sharon Margaret (Perreault) Bourdeau. Stephen attended the Lake Shore Schools from pre-school to the tenth grade. He was a graduate of Brandon High School. He was employed by Hertz Car Rental in facilities maintenance. Stephen enjoyed working out and was a member of Planet Fitness. Surviving are: his parents, Edward and Sharon Bourdeau of Linden; sisters, Brenda (Robert) Bansale of Howell and Debra Bourdeau (Brady Lennon) of Holly; nephews, Brandon (Ashley), Brett (Cody), Brayden; great nephews, Micah, Hudson, and Barrett. Online tributes may be posted on the obituaries page at www.sharpfuneralhomes.com

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STONE; BONNIE S.

Published on February 13, 2019

Bonnie S. Stone, aged 72, of Apple Valley (Howard), Ohio, died and went to heaven on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 after a long battle with breast cancer. She was at the home of her daughter in Wauconda, Illinois. She was born, Bonnie Sharon Ellen Akom, in Mount Clemens, Michigan, December 28, 1946, to Stuart Leroy and Bonnie June (Brady) Akom. She married her high school sweetheart, George William Stone, in St. Clair Shores, Michigan on December 30, 1966. She lived a good life with honesty and modesty, devoted to God, her family and her country. She resided in many places including St. Clair Shores, Cadillac and Saginaw, Michigan; Loves Park, Illinois; and Springfield, Newcomerstown and Apple Valley (Howard), Ohio. She attended Michigan State University in pursuit of a degree in English and History. After volunteering as an archivist, she would have a job as a receptionist in the Juvenile Probation Court of the courthouse in Rockford, Illinois. Among her many affiliations were memberships in the Masonic Orders of Jobs Daughters, Eastern Star and White Shrine and the League of Women Voters. She was an avid genealogist all of her life and a member of Palatines to America, the Ohio Genealogical Society and the Daughters of the American Revolution. Gifted with a beautiful singing voice and the harmony of an angel, she sang in her churches and with the Apple Valley Singers. She had a great talent for needlework and was always making gifts with love for a new baby. She is survived by: her mother, husband, and daughters, Deborah Ellen (Hector) Rivas and Laura Joy (Bruce) Stedman. Grandchildren Andrew B (Katherine) Crowe, George R, Zachary T, and Molly E Stedman. Great grandchildren Ellen J. and Paul W. Crowe. Her sisters, Carol Sayers and Nancy (Mike) Boyle. Nieces and Nephews Dawn (John) D’Ambrosio, Carolyn Sawchuk, James (Deanna) Derocha and Tom (Grace) Derocha. Service will be held at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Rd, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050 at 3:00 PM on Saturday, February 9, 2019. Presided by Rev Donald J Hilkerbaumer. Visitation beginning at 1:00 PM. Interment will be at the Mound View Cemetery, 307 Wooster Rd, Mount Vernon, Ohio, 43050 on Monday, February 11, 2019 at 10:00 AM In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Apple Valley Singers or to the Daughters of the American Revolution. To share a memory or send an expression of sympathy to the family visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Bonnie S. Stone.

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Colombo MD, John

Published on February 13, 2019

John Colombo, MD of Grosse Pointe, passed away on February 5, 2019 at the age of 85. He peacefully passed surrounded by his wife, Helen Colombo and his daughter, Gina Rimanelli. A memorial service will be held in his honor, Saturday February 16, 2019 at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church at 12:00 pm. Dr. Colombo was born April 6, 1933 in Detroit, son of Lizzie (Matta) and Charles Colombo. After graduating high school he moved to Ottawa to pursue a degree in medicine. He graduated from the University of Ottawa in 1961 as an Ophthalmologist. In 1964 he settled in Grosse Pointe and started his own private practice, East Detroit Ophthalmology. He retired in at the age of 83 in 2016. While practicing medicine he held the title of Chief of Staff at Holy Cross Hospital. During his life, Dr. Colombo was an avid boater and motorcycle rider. He was active in the Grosse Pointe Power Squadron and was a full certificate past commander in 1984. He is survived by his wife of 41 years and their daughter, Gina Rimanelli, her husband Anthony and their 3 children, Gianna, Rocco, and Sienna. Dr. Colombo lived a full life and while he will be missed by many he will be remembered for his charismatic smile, positive attitude and his compassion.

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Russel; Shirley A.

Published on January 23, 2019

Shirley A. Russell December 13, 1935 - January 3, 2019 Shirley A. Russell, age 83 of St. Clair Shores , passed away January 3, 2019. She was the loving wife of the late George for 44 years; cherished mother of Guy (Debbie) Russell, Maureen (Rodger) Wesch and Kellie (Matthew) Karpinski; caring grandmother of 10 and great grandmother of 10. She also leaves many nieces and nephews. Shirley was born December 13, 1935 in Detroit, MI. She retired from Hoover Steel Treating after many years of dedication. Much of her time was spent going on community events and helping out at the Farmington Hills Church of God. Shirley enjoyed crocheting, quilting, knitting and playing cards with friends. She also cherished time spent with her family up north. Shirley will be lovingly remembered.

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Wright, Deanna M.

Published on January 16, 2019

Deanna M. Wright, age 80, passed away December 27, 2018 under the compassionate care of the Henry Ford Allegiance Hospice Home, Jackson, MI. She is survived by her son, Craig Wright; daughter, Shannon (Kirk) Coppernoll; grandchildren, Sarah (Christopher) Simpson, Emily and Thomas Coppernoll; brother,Tom Cronk; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dennis Wright; son, Patrick Wright; brother, Jim Cronk; sisters, Jean Burch and Betty Jackson. Deanna was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and will be dearly missed by all who knew her. Per her wishes, cremation has taken place and she will be laid to rest next to her husband and son in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, michaeljfox.org.

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PP Obit - Morton Mae Sadieson

Published on December 26, 2018

Mae Sandieson Morton Mae Morton, 88, formerly of Neptune Beach, FL, died in comfort at her home in Royal Oak, MI; on November 23, 2018. Mae was born in Detroit, Michigan on April 1, 1930, to the late Alexander S and Lily A Strange. Mae graduated from McKenzie High in Detroit, and on Sept 17, 1949, married Louis John (Jack) Morton, commencing a loving and fruitful partnership that endured over 67 years until Jack's passing in 2016 Mae and Jack raised their family of five sons in the Detroit area, and while Jack worked long hours in the Machine Repair business, Mae devoted herself to making a home for her family that was filled with love and in perpetual motion. She was active in local school support organizations, an enthusiastic Hockey mom, and a willing First Mate for Skipper Jack and their crew of five, as they spent summers exploring the Great Lakes on a series of motor cruisers. In 1984 Mae and Jack moved to the Jacksonville Beaches, to lend a hand to her sons' entree into the restaurant business. Mae's multi tasking skills were put to good use, whether as hostess. caterer, prep cook, or house mother to the fledgling staff. She displayed her creative skills for many years as the dessert chef for Crustacean's, Ragtime Tavern, and A1A Ale Works. Her most revered creation was the heavenly Mae's Key Lime Cheesecake, close approximations of which are still served at those restaurants as well as Lily's Seafood in Royal Oak. A local food critic once described Mae's Key Lime cheesecake as “ a dessert to die for”, and she is surely serving it to the Angels now. But above all else Mae's unflagging devotion was to her family, and she was never happier than when tending to the needs of children, whether her own, her grands, or the children of friends, neighbors, or strangers. No matter how sick, scared, hungry, or sad; she could always make it better. Mae is survived by her sons: John (Paula) of Okemos, MI; Bill and Tom (Laurie) of St Augustine, FL, and Bob (Liz) and Scott (Susan) of Royal Oak, MI. She was the grandmother who believed that spoiling a grandchild is impossible to: John David(Beth), Tim, Zander, Isla Cay (Werner), Maddie, Carson, Gordie, Marlon, Josh, Savannah, Emmie, Skyler, Orion, Gabby, Georgia, and Grace; and her Great Grandchildren: Isabel, Ayden, Gavin, and Jackson. She will live forever in their memories Mae is also survived by her sister: Jean Coleman, of Hudson, MI, and a host of nieces and nephews There will be a celebration of Maes' life and memory on Dec 28, 2018 at 1:00 pm at the Kilgore Scottish Center 2363 Rochester Rd, Troy, MI 48083 Cheesecake will be served! Mae's family gratefully requests donations in her memory to The Alzheimers Association www.alz.org

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Baker Joy Busby

Published on December 12, 2018

Joy Busby Baker (Pekarek), 79, resident of the Lakeshore Senior Living Community in St. Clair Shores passed away Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, at LakePointe Senior Care & Rehab Center, Clinton Township. Born Sept. 4, 1939, in Bainbridge, Ga., to Verlin W. and Bernice Gay Busby, Joy graduated from Bainbridge High School in 1957. She attended North Georgia College, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in business in 1961. On April 13, 1961 Joy married Bert Edward Baker (Pekarek). Bert and Joy raised three children while moving around the United States as an Air Force family. In 1978 they settled in Grosse Pointe Shores. Joy furthered her education at Wayne State University, earning a Master of Arts degree in secondary education in 1986 and Master of Social Work degree in 1988. After four years as an outpatient therapist, Joy opened a private psychotherapy practice, Shores Counseling in St. Clair Shores in 1992. She was predeceased by her husband, Bert and great-granddaughter, Milan Richmond. Joy is survived by her children and their families; Bert E. Baker Jr. (Lisa) - Michelle, Samantha, Adam (Lauren and Lincoln) and Brandon; Jonathon S. Baker - Brooke and Nicolas; Kerry G. Baker-Relf (Graham) - Oliver and Caroline. A celebration of Joy’s life will be noon Friday, Dec. 14, at Grosse Pointe United Methodist Church, 211 Moross, Grosse Pointe Farms. The family will receive friends at the church beginning at 11 a.m. Share a memory at cremationmichigan.com.

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Betty Ritchie

Published on December 12, 2018

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