Obituaries

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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Thornton L. Ellen

Published on December 5, 2018

Ellen L. Thornton, 66 of Washington Ct, died at home on Nov. 26, 2018, after suffering from a long illness. She was born in Mount Kisco NY on Aug. 9, 1952, daughter of the late Henry A. Lockwood and Jane Kent Lockwood. Ellen graduated from Rippowam High School in Stamford CT in 1970 and from Mount St. Joseph College in Cincinnati Ohio. Ellen was a registered nurse for over forty years and worked in hospitals in Ohio, Virginia, Texas, Washington and Nevada. Ellen was a beloved mother, grandmother, sister and wife. She was an avid reader, enjoyed gardening and watching baseball. Most of all, Ellen enjoyed spending time with her family. Ellen is survived by her husband Thomas of forty three years, daughter Katherine Hirni and husband Wes of Las Vegas NV, son Doug and wife Torri of Livonia Michigan and son Michael and wife Tiffanie, of Irvine CA. Ellen is also survived by grandchildren Cole Hirni, Evelyn Hirni, Parker Thornton, Jack Thornton, Casey Thornton, and Elizabeth Thornton. Ellen is also survived by sisters Laura Hull and Betty Mahoney. Ellen was predeceased by her parents and a brother Henry A. Lockwood III. A funeral mass will be held on Dec. 4, 2018 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church 34 Green Hill Rd Washington Depot CT at 10:00 AM. in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Ellen's name can be made to the ALS Association of Ct Chapter 4 Oxford Rd Milford Ct 06460 or to Parkinson's disease research. Munson Lovetere Funeral Home assisted the family with the arrangements. To leave an online condolence please visit www.munsonloveterefuneralhome.com

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Jermstad Jr, Robert James

Published on December 5, 2018

Robert James Jermstad Jr. Born in Florence, South Carolina September 8th, 1931. Entered eternal life on November 27th, 2018. Loving Husband, Dad, Papa, and Hero. Beloved husband of Barbara (“Bird”) for more than 63 years. Passed into eternal life peacefully on Tuesday, November 27th, 2018 in his home surrounded by loved ones. Robert was born in South Carolina on September 8th, 1931 to the late Dr. Robert James and Lorene Jermstad. Mr. Jermstad attended the University of Michigan at the age of 16 before ultimately graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD in 1954. After graduation he was set up on a blind date with Barbara Ross from Flint, Michigan. That night he decided he had met the love of his life. Shortly after, the two were married in 1955. Mr. Jermstad was a Korean war veteran and carrier based Naval Aviator and flight instructor. In later years, his love of flying led to a career as a private pilot in the metro Detroit area. He also enjoyed work in the transportation and real estate industries. Papa Jermstad has a deep love for family, flying, sailing, and Higgins Lake, Michigan. There he and his father built a family cottage that was enjoyed for many years. He was a charter member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Troy, Michigan for 55 years where he once served as president of the parish council and was an active member of the community. His life long deep faith was an example to many. He is preceded in death by his parents Dr. Robert and Lorene Jermstad, his brother Glen Lynch Jermstad (Kitty) and his nephew Glen Jermstad Jr. He is survived by his beloved wife Barbara and his seven children; Robert III (Elizabeth), Michael, David (Sharon), Catharine (Greg), John (Carrie), Deborah (James) and Suzanne. Nephews George (Maggie) and Curtis (Susan). He was proud to be called PAPA by his 14 grand children; Michael Ross Jr, Matthew William, Daniel Robert (Mary Elizabeth), Emerson Hayes, Grace Anne, Jacob David, James Davis Jr (Nikki), Megan Davis, Michael Davis, Daniel Davis, Mary Hervey Burns (Bobby), Joseph Hervey (Chelsea), Macaulay John Glen (Lauren), Hayden Hayes and his 2 great grandchildren; Charlotte Rae, and Maxine Olivia. A funeral Mass was celebrated Friday November 30, 2018 at 11 a.m. at St Thomas More Catholic Church, 4580 N. Adams Road Troy. Burial at the Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, Michigan.

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Smith, Eileen Loretta (Coleman)

Published on November 28, 2018

Smith, Eileen Loretta (Coleman) It is with great sadness that the family of Eileen Loretta Coleman announces her passing, on Thursday, November 8, 2018. Eileen will be lovingly remembered by her family, brother Ronald Coleman and his wife Paula Coleman (Pauline Hermann). Eileen will also be missed by her many nieces, nephews and friends that cared for her. Eileen was pre-deceased by her loving husband Paul Smith and brother Edward Coleman. At the request of Eileen, no services will be held, instead the family will hold a private service on Cape Cod.

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OLIVETO; (SALVATORE) SAM

Published on November 21, 2018

Sam (Salvatore) Oliveto, age 98 died peacefully on October 5th. Sam was a 28 year resident of Southfield. Sam was the son of John and Barbara Oliveto, formerly of San Giovanni, Italy. Sam is survived by his Wife Michelle, his Daughter Gina Burke, his son Larry Oliveto, his step daughters Annette Grossi and Christine McNamara, and his Step Grandchildren: Sarah , Leanne, Laura and Daniel. He is preceded in death by his Wife Theresa Oliveto and his son James Oliveto. He is the last of all his 6 siblings (Thomas, Rose, Judy, Mary, Philomena, and "Buddy") to pass. Sam was born on December 18, 1919. He was a WWII veteran, member of the 28th Infantry Division in WWII 110th Infantry Regiment, receiving the Bronze Star, Army Medal of Honor, and a medal for each of the four Campaigns he fought in. He received the French Legion Of Honor La Legion D'Honneur for the liberation of France. Born in Clarksburg West Virginia, he raised his family in Southfield Michigan before retiring to Florida. He worked for Excello Corporation as a tool and die maker in Highland Park, Michigan Sam was know for his warm friendly outgoing personality, his writing of poetry. He and Michelle were passionate about dancing, as members of the Space Trackers Dance Club they regularly performed ballroom, square dancing, Line dancing, Rumba, Waltz, Salsa, and Cha Cha. . . Sam was always ready tell a clean joke and a story, and he and Michelle loved to travel and go on cruises. Sam often volunteered to help people, he was kind, thoughtful, generous, always ready to lend a hand. He was an active and dedicated member of the Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Dana Farber Jimmy Fund Nearfield Rangers Sarcoma Erradicators Jimmy Fund P.O. Box 849168 Boston, MA 02284-9168. Funeral Services were held on Monday, October 15, 2018 at 3PM at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery, Mims, FL. Condolences may be shared at www.northbrevardfuneralhome.com

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Boggs, Mary Ann

Published on October 24, 2018

Mary Ann Boggs, 85, Houghton Lake, passed away on October 15, 2018. Mary was born December 25, 1932 in Ypsilanti to Albert and Dora (Willoughby) Owens. April 15, 1949 in Dundee Mary married Louis Gene Boggs. The couple moved to Utica where Louis was a teacher. Mary was an excellent Seamstress and made Soft Luggage Bags she named Bogg's Baggs which she sold at Arts and Crafts Fairs. Surviving are Mary's husband of 69 years, Louis Gene Boggs of Houghton Lake; daughter, Luann Boggs of Plano, TX; son, Dr. Louis (Jenny) Boggs of Prudenville; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; brother, Robert (Marilyn) Owens. Family Services will be held for Mrs. Boggs in Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly. Memorial's in memory of Mary may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association. Condolences can be sent to family online at www.christler-holdship.com

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Roemer, Peter

Published on October 24, 2018

Peter Roemer, age 88, of Metamora, passed away October 16, 2018. He was born in Witmarsum, Netherlands. Peter immigrated to the United States and became a proud citizen of the country he loved. He fulfilled his “American Dream.” Peter owned and operated a nursery and garden center in Lake Orion, Michigan with his wife Alberta, for over 52 years. He loved fishing, golfing, and Marco Island and of course his faith in the Lord. Peter is survived by his 6 children and their spouses, along with many grandchildren and great grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 10 AM, with gathering beginning at 9:30 AM until time of service, at Pixley Funeral Home, 322 W. University Dr., Rochester, MI. www.pixleyfuneral.com

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Budd, Christine E.

Published on September 26, 2018

Christine “Chris” Evelyn (Trimble) Budd, born on January 25, 1947 in Emmetsburg, Iowa, to the late Margaret and James Trimble, passed away on September 10, 2018 in Farmington Hills, Michigan. Christine worked as an engineer retiring from Ford and also worked for Saturn, Visteon, and Chrysler. Her life was dedicated to her family and golf. Christine is survived by her daughters and grandchildren, Tami (Richard) Carr (Stefan (Melissa), Gaelen and Aaron) and Nicolle Carrion (Madeleine “Maddie”); and her siblings,; her brother, Steve Trimble; and her sisters, Diana Siefkes, Sue Pedersen, Barb Post Vicki Oetken, Cheryl Blaha, Marlene Griswold, and Angela Aguirre, their spouses, nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. She also leaves behind countless friends and extended family. Friends and family can pay their respects at the memorial service, officiated by Pastor Paul Gateman & Pastor Matthew Bode, on Friday, September 28 at 11:00 a.m.at Zion Lutheran Church, 143 Albany, Ferndale, Michigan, 48220. Luncheon to follow service directly.

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Kraut, Norman and Anna

Published on August 29, 2018

In Memory of… Norman (95) and Anna (91) Kraut, long-time residents of St. Clair Shores, died June and April 2018. The couple raised 7 children on Winton Street all graduating from Lakeview High and active patrons of St. Angela Church of Roseville. Survived by 10 Grandchildren and 5 Great Grandchildren. Norman loved big band music, camping, hunting and having a beer. Anna followed along with her kids favorite rock groups of the day and loved watching TV or looking out to see what the neighbors were up to. Both tirelessly supported their neighbors and schools any way they could even if it was only to tell a story or share a laugh or two. They will be missed more than they will ever know♥

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Verdezoto, Anibal

Published on August 22, 2018

In Memory of Anibal "Pa" Verdezoto Warren -- Anibal "Pa" Verdezoto passed away peacefully and surrounded by family on Friday, August 10th at age 89. Beloved husband of the late Teresa and the late Helena. Loving father of Marek Jach; Michael (Peggy), Benjamin (Diane), and the late David Verdezoto; Kasia (Adam) Zagaja; Basia, Leszek, & Władysław (Ela) Naja. Loving Grandfather of 13, and Great Grandfather of 9. VISITATION, Jurkiewicz & Wilk Funeral Home, 2396 Caniff St, Hamtramck on Monday, August 20th from 1-9pm; Rosary starting at 7pm. VIGIL SERVICE & INTERNMENT, Mount Olivet Cemetery, 17100 Van Dyke, Detroit on Tuesday, August 21st at noon. In place of flowers, please direct any contributions to a charity of your own choosing.

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Wojcik

Published on August 1, 2018

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Moore, Mary "Kay"

Published on July 25, 2018

KAY MOORE Mary "Kay" (Leuckel) Moore, age 78, passed away July 3, 2018. Kay is survived by her children Paul (Francys), Phillip, Deborah French (John), and grandchildren Patrick and Benjamin French. Born and raised in Missouri, Kay lived in the Detroit area over 50 years. Kay’s varied career includes 30 years as a Mary Kay Consultant and retirement from the Solanus Casey Center. Kay is remembered for great devotion to Blessed Mother and many acts of kindness.

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Wojcik, Carol Anne

Published on July 25, 2018

Carol A. Wojcik (Kraimer), 61, of Shelby Township, passed away on Tuesday, July 17. She is survived by her loving husband Daniel and her children, Sarah and Mark. Carol is finally at peace after a long battle with chronic pain. She dearly loved her family and cats, gardening, and using her artistic gifts to beautify her church and home. Her funeral Mass will take place at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4 at St. Blase Parish, 12151 15 Mile Road, in Sterling Heights.

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Marcotte Steiner Shaw, Elizabeth

Published on July 25, 2018

Elizabeth Louise Marcotte Steiner Shaw, age 79, most recently of Redding, CT, died peacefully on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at her home. Born in Detroit, MI on March 24, 1939, she was the first daughter of the late Dr. Oliver J. and Marcia Putnam Marcotte. After growing up in Southfield, MI, she attended the University of Michigan and Western Michigan University graduating with a bachelor's degree. She began her career teaching at Lake Forest High School in Illinois. In later years, she received her master's degree in linguistics from Birkbeck, University of London, and taught English at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. Elizabeth was an avid reader, writer, chef, traveler, and gardener with an engaging personality and boundless energy. In her retirement years, she lived in Wellesley, MA where she cultivated exquisite gardens which were a delight to all of those lucky enough to visit. She was most proud of her three loving children: Charles Steiner of Cleveland, OH (married to Maria H. Steiner), Kimberly Cameron, of Wilton, CT (married to Eric G. Cameron), and Kathryn Givans, of Boston, MA (married to Duncan C. Givans). She also leaves behind her cherished grandchildren: Sean and Nora Steiner, Elizabeth, Alexander, and James Cameron, and Francesca and Peter Givans. In addition to her children and grandchildren, Elizabeth will be forever remembered by her beloved brother and sister, Dr. Oliver P. Marcotte of Novi, MI and Marcia M. Burkart of Los Angeles, CA, as well as her numerous nieces and nephews. A celebration of Elizabeth’s life will be held on July 28th at The Church of the Transfiguration in Southfield, MI at 10:00am. A private family burial will follow.

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McClew; Pauline E

Published on July 11, 2018

ATHENS- E. Pauline McClew, age 99, of Athens, OH formerly of Bloomfield, died Tuesday morning, July 3, 2018 in Athens, OH. Born Aug. 22, 1918 in Flint, she was the daughter of the late John Lewis Hodgson and Edith Mary Fitzgerald Hodgson. A graduate of Flint Central High School, she attended Flint Junior College. Pauline was a homemaker and had been a resident of Bloomfield for over 50 years. She was a resident of Athens for the past seven years. She was a member of First United Methodist Church (62 years), the United Methodist Women and the Senior Women’s Club all of Birmingham. Pauline is survived by a daughter & son in law, Martha & Steve Sloan of Athens, OH; a son, Edward Clifton “Ted” McClew, Jr. of Bloomfield; two granddaughters, Melissa Sloan of Atlanta, GA and Amy (David) Brandenstein of Pascagoula, MS; two great granddaughters, Abby & Emma Brandenstein; a niece, Mary Kaye Donigan of Grand Blanc. Besides her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Edward Clifton McClew, Sr.; a sister, Kathleen Brooks: and a brother, Stan Hodgson. A memorial service will be held in Athens, OH at a later date. Arrangements are with Jagers & Sons Funeral Home, Athens. Following cremation, her ashes will be placed in a niche at the 1st United Methodist Church of Birmingham, MI Memorial Garden. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Kimes Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 75 Kimes Lane, Athens, OH 45701. Please share a memory, a note of condolence or sign the online register book at www.jagersfuneralhome.com.

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Bommarito, Marie Stella

Published on July 4, 2018

BOMMARITO, Marie "Stella" (nee: Castiglione). June 24, 2018. Age 86. Beloved wife of the late Sam. Loving mother of Michael Bommarito (MaryJo), Joseph Bommarito, Salvatore Bommarito, John Bommarito (Denise), William Bommarito (Kathryn) and Diane Mercurio (Carlo). Proud and loving grandmother of 14 and great-grandmother of 5. Dear sister of Joe Castiglione. Mrs. Bommarito was unselfish, self-sacrificing and generous; she found her life's greatest joy in loving her family unconditionally and being with them whenever possible. Visitation: Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., Funeral Mass at St. Peter Catholic Church in Mt. Clemens. Entombment, Resurection Cemetery, Clinton Township. Memorial contributions to the Capuchins are appreciated. Please share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guestbook" at WujekCalcaterra.com

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Miller; Robert, John "Bob"

Published on June 27, 2018

Robert John “Bob” Miller, 64, passed away on June 17 surrounded by his loving wife of 45 years, Linda (nee: Rogers) and daughters: Jessica Kammer (Daniel), Shannon King (Christopher) and Colleen Campbell (Kevin). Proud Papa of Veronica and Hunter. Dear son of Robert and Ruth Miller and brother of the late Joanne Thompson (Joe). Memorial visitation from 3-8 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Celebration of Life on Thursday, June 28 at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, 36900 Schoenherr

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Roemer, Alberta S

Published on June 20, 2018

ROEMER, Alberta S., age 89, of Metamora, passed away June 12, 2018. She was born in Royal Oak on June 8, 1929. Alberta graduated from Ferndale High and went on to attend the University of Michigan. She was married to Peter Roemer on January 15, 1955. Alberta and Peter owned Roemer’s Nursery in Lake Orion for 52 years. She is survived by her husband; her 6 children and their spouses; and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 11 AM at White Chapel Memorial Park Cemetery, 621 W. Long Lake

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Kaiser, Joseph Peter III

Published on June 20, 2018

Joseph Peter Kaiser III, 97, of Naples, Florida (formerly of Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan), passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. He is survived by his loving wife Marguerite, his children Jacqueline (John Sauselen), Joseph IV (Maureen) and Robert. Cherished grandfather of 12, greatgrandfather of 8. Joseph was born in Detroit, Michigan, on August 8, 1920, to Joseph II and Katherine. He was an avid rower and won the National Championship for the Detroit Boat Club in 1940. Joseph attended the University of Michigan and was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon. He served in World War II from 1942-1946 as a Captain in the Army Air Corps, spending two and a half years in the South Pacific. In 1952 Mr. Kaiser founded Gallagher-Kaiser Corporation; the company recently celebrated its 66th anniversary. After retiring, Joseph and Marguerite moved to Naples where they enjoyed playing golf and visits from their children and grandchildren. Joe Sr., as he was affectionately known, was an active member of the Detroit Rotary Club, the Detroit Athletic Club, the Country Club of Detroit, the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club and the Old Club before retiring to Naples. In Naples he was a member of the Pelican Bay Club and the Royal Poinciana Golf Club. He enjoyed spending time with his wife and family; he and Marguerite recently celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary. Mr. Kaiser was a beloved, well respected man who will be greatly missed by his family and by everyone whose lives he touched. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Grosse Pointe, Michigan.

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Spakoff, Helen

Published on May 30, 2018

Spakoff, Helen (age 97) May 21, 2018. Widow of the late Samuel, mother of Steven (Deanna) and Randy, and grandmother of Steve Jr and Margie. Sister in law of Al Spakoff. Visitation Thursday May 24, 2018 from 2 - 8 PM at Bagnasco and Calcaterra Funeral Home 28500 Harper, St Clair Shores, MI 48081. In state 8 AM Friday May 25, 2018 until time of funeral service at 9 Am at Holy Trinity Old Believers Church, 2315 Carpenter at Goddard, Detroit MI 48212. Interment at Church cemetery following service. Funeral Arrangements handled by: Jurkiewicz & Wilk Funeral Home

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GUINDON; LUELLA, MARIE

Published on May 23, 2018

Luella died peacefully with her family at her side on May 11, 2018 in her home in Zephyrhills, Fl. Luella was born on July 9, 1940 in Leavenworth, KS to her parents Ernest and Etta Loar. Preceded in death by her sister Dorothy and brother in-law Larry Matzeder. Survived by her siblings James and Suzie Loar, Mary and Leroy Seifert, & Shirley Matzeder. On December 8, 1957 she married Donald Verne Guindon who she spent 60 loving years with until her death. Luella was a wonderful mother to four daughters Leanna, Terri, Alayna, and Kelly. Luella was a loving grandmother to her five grandchildren Erin, Joel, Alexis, Jena, and Lara. Luella is also survived by six great grandchildren Austin, Noah, Jada, Troy, Kira, and Colton.

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Lanier, Michael D.

Published on May 2, 2018

Michael D. Lanier, age 48, a lifelong Troy area resident, passed away on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at Beaumont Hospital in Troy, Michigan. Michael was born November 27, 1969 in Royal Oak, Michigan, the son of the late Emil and Connie (Levulis) Lanier. After graduating from Brother Rice High School, Mike accepted a basketball scholarship at UCLA where he earned a Bachelor's Degree. Upon graduation, Mike started work for GM at its Power Train Division as a Senior Designer. Mike had many and varied interests from acting in independent films in the Michigan area, swimming, doing claymation films, cooking, being very artistic, and even designed his current home. Along with his twin brother Jim, they were in the Guinness Book of records as the tallest identical twins in the world. Michael is survived by his wife Janet “Battani” Lanier of Troy and her children Christopher Campbell of Jackson & Kathryn Campbell of Troy, siblings: Jennifer (Michael) Toomajian of Troy, James (Michele) Lanier of Greenwood, Indiana, Gary (Traci) Lanier of Plymouth, MI., Also survived by nieces & nephews: Hunter, Jared, & Jessica Toomajian, Daniel & Sarah Lanier, and Kaden, Katherine, & Karl Lanier. Memorial visitation took place on Sunday, April 29, 2018 at the Henry M. Malburg Funeral Home. (11280 32 Mile Road, Romeo Michigan 48065) A Memorial Mass took place on Monday, April 30, 2018 at 11 AM at St Clement Catholic Church. (343 S. Main, Romeo Michigan 48065). Donations to Acromegaly Research would be appreciated .https://acromegaly.org/en/patient-quest/27-pna-fundraising-campaign.

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Gregory, Terrie Ann (VanDyke)

Published on April 11, 2018

Gregory, Terrie Ann (VanDyke), 66, passed away Tuesday, March 13 2018, after a tough battle with cancer. She was born July 31, 1951 in Punxsutawney PA and was raised in Clawson, Michigan from a very young age. Over the years she worked as a lunch mom, florist and was the coach for many years of the girls cheerleading team at Royal Oak Dondero High School. She liked watching sports, going to the casino with her husband and spending as much time as possible talking about and being around her grandchildren. She is survived by her husband Daniel Gregory; two children Eric (Monica) Gregory and Erin (William) Hickey; and four grand children; Sydney, Braylin, William and Emery. At Terrie's request, she was cremated and no service was held.

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Gillette, Leslie Ann

Published on April 11, 2018

Leslie Ann Gillette, 39, of Novi, MI died after an unexpected sudden illness on Thursday, March 29th, 2018. She was born 09/09/1978 in Madison Heights, MI. The daughter of Joseph Zalmezak and Laura (Duchene) Zalmezak. Leslie graduated from Madison High School in Madison Heights, MI with the class of 1996. On 02/28/2014 she was united in marriage to Mathew Dwayne Gillette in Novi, MI. Leslie worked at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, MI for 18 years. Leslie was a beautiful and wonderful person. Her greatest joy was raising her five children. Words can not express how much she cared, loved, and adored her kids. She also enjoyed going to parks, shopping for bargains, and Tiger baseball. Leslie is survived by her husband Mathew Dwayne Gillette of Novi, MI, (formerly of Linesville, PA); five children, Cody Grimes (16), Cameron Ilich (11), Keira Ilich (7), Kassidy Gillette (3), and Caden Gillette (2); her parents, Joseph and Laura Zalmezak of New Baltimore, MI; a brother Paul (Lara) Zalmezak of Evanston, IL; two sisters Colleen (Glenn) Rocha of Point Verda, FL and Renee Zalmezak of Apple Valley, MN; several nieces and nephews; and an “adopted sister” Sarah Moberg of Apple Valley, MN. Leslie was a giving person right to the end, sharing herself with the Gift of Life Michigan Foundation. Heaven’s gain was our loss. Memorial services will be private.

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Burton (Heemer) Maureen Kay

Published on April 4, 2018

Maureen Kay (Heemer) Burton December 21, 1943 – March 14, 2018. Maureen died peacefully from a long struggle with cancer. She is survived by her husband Jim Burton, her three Children, James (Shelly) Burton, Monique (Earl) Reese, Aaron (Jen) Burton, grandson Max Reese and three siblings Debbie (Bob) Rydzon, Diane (Dan) Glace & Bill (Barb) Heemer. She is preceded in death by her parents, Annie & Bill Heemer, her young granddaughter Nicole Burton and Sister Veronica Hicks. Maureen worked with special needs children in the Rochester Schools. A Memorial in her honor will be held at Rochester Church of Christ, 250 W. Avon Road, Rochester, on Saturday April 14, at 12 noon.

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Daggett Gilbert - Dorothy Szparaga

Published on March 28, 2018

Dorothy M. Szparaga, age 88, formerly of Warren, passed away Saturday, March 17, 2018 in Big Rapids. She was born September 1, 1929 in Dearborn the daughter of Hugh and Nellie (McPeak) O’Hara. She married Arnold Szparaga and they made their home in the Warren area. Dorothy moved to the Big Rapids area in 2012 to be near family. She is survived by four children, Karen (David) Johnson of Burtchville Twp., MI, Sharon L. Blum of Big Rapids, Rosemary Taylor of Chesterfield Twp., MI, Michael (Louise) Szparaga of Roseville; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren and a sister Patricia Bloom of Florida. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Arnold in 1995 and a daughter, Barbarann Grayewski in 2011. Dorothy will be laid to rest with her husband at Sacred Heart Church Cemetery in Roseville later this spring. Share a memory or condolence at www.daggettgilbertfuneralhome.com

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Aston, Jack E.

Published on March 7, 2018

Jack E. Aston, 81, passed away Feb 28, 2018, born in Detroit on June 8, 1936. Survived by wife, Reida and six children; Scott Aston, Shelly (Dennis) Sarti, Steven Aston, Sharlyn (Marty) Chapman, Sandy (Brent) Jansen, Susie (Greg) Green and five grandchildren. Niece and nephew George (Tiffany) Pomaville, Helene (Robert) Griffus. Jack owned Clinton River Marina Inc. for 42 years on Lake St. Clair. He vacationed in the Torch Lake area since 1966 and built his retirement home in 1982. In his retirement years he snowmobiled in the winter, fished in the summer and traveled with his wife, Reida. His charisma, friendship, and leadership will be missed however, our family is rejoicing that he is at peace with our Lord. Memorial Service March 10, 2018, 1pm, at Alden United Methodist Church, Alden MI. Memorials in lieu of flowers, may be made to Salvation Army, Cowell Family Cancer Center, Alden United Methodist Church. Arrangements have been handled by the Bellaire Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes. Please sign his online guestbook www.mortensenfuneralhomes.com

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Farrell, Dan

Published on February 28, 2018

ROCHESTER, MI – Dan Farrell, 57, a beloved son, brother, uncle and friend, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 22, following a brief illness. A long-time resident of Rochester and a familiar presence in the community, Dan was born in Albany, New York, graduated from Bloomfield Hills Lahser High School and earned his Associates Degree from Oakland Community College. His passions were sports, particularly football and boxing, as well as stimulating conversations on current affairs. Son of Jeremiah E. Farrell, former president of Chrysler Financial, and the late Joan (Cregan) Farrell. Beloved brother of Mary Kathleen (Farrell) Villamil, Margaret F. (James) Behrman and deceased siblings Michael J. Farrell and Maura Elizabeth Farrell. Favorite uncle of nephews Matthew Villamil, Kevin D. Farrell, Joseph and Colin Behrman and niece Morgan Miller. Also survived by sister-in-law Anne Doyle. Grandson of Joseph Farrell (deceased), a former senior executive with the state of New York, and John Cregan (deceased), former Deputy Director for New York state’s Income Tax Division. An engaged citizen with a quick wit, Dan suffered from a degenerative muscular disease that confined him to a wheel chair for over a decade. He never let that stop him. Skilled in negotiating Rochester’s sidewalks, streets and parks in his motorized chair, Dan was a fixture at community events and an observant, helpful citizen who often alerted city officials to downtown issues to be addressed. Rochester Police Chief Steven Schettenhelm commented, “Dan overcame so much adversity but never seemed to be having a bad day. He will be missed around town, that’s for sure.” The Farrell family wishes to express their deepest gratitude to the many volunteers of the Rochester Fire Department who helped Dan on multiple occasions, sometimes in the middle of the night when he needed assistance. Viewing will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28th at St. Hugo Stone Chapel on Opdyke Road, Bloomfield Hills, followed by an 11 a.m. funeral mass and burial at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery, Southfield. Obituary and condolences at A.J. Desmond.com.

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Palazzolo; Thomas Peter

Published on January 24, 2018

Thomas Peter Palazzolo, Suddenly, October 18th. Loving father of Elisavet, dear brother of Ronald (Judy), Ann (William) Capitan, and the late, Douglas. Tom devoted his life to painting, sculpture and creative design. He was selected by internationally known sculptor Marshall Fredericks as principle artist and restorer of The Cross in the Woods, Indian River, MI. Tom's work is represented in a number of private and industrial collections. Past member of the Players and Scarab Clubs. Tom had a zest for life and will be deeply missed by all.

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Piggott; Elizabeth Jane

Published on January 24, 2018

A celebration of the life of Elizabeth ‘Jane’ Piggott, 98, of Birmingham was held Thursday, January 11th at Christ Church Cranbrook. Jane died after suffering complications from pneumonia. A much beloved wife, sister, mother, aunt, grandmother, and tireless lover of animals and her community, Jane brought her infectious smile and generosity to anyone she crossed paths with. Born in Canada in 1919 as a twin, Jane moved to Birmingham when she married David S. Piggott in 1940. They had three children, James (Jim), John, and Elizabeth (Liz). She spent decades as a loyal parishioner to Christ Church Cranbrook, an avid tennis player, an equestrian rider, and a community volunteer. She was a known fixture on Dorchester Road in Birmingham and was always making friends, even into her late nineties. In addition to her children, Jane is survived by her five grandchildren Erin Streeter, David Streeter, Bryan Piggott, Todd Piggott and Susan Macomber as well as eight great-grandchildren including one that carries her name. After 33 years as a widow, she is finally reunited with her husband and many friends. For those wishing to honor Jane’s memory, you can do so by contributing to Christ Church Cranbrook or the Michigan Humane Society.

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Warner, Lewis Albert Jr.

Published on January 17, 2018

Obituary for Mr. Lewis Albert Warner Jr. Lewis A. Warner, Jr., age 67, of Cottrellville Township, passed away on January 5, 2018, in St. John River District Hospital, with his family by his side. He was born on January 20, 1950, Detroit, to the late Edward and Doris Modrzejewski. He married Janice G. Sonntag on November 12, 1971, in Roseville. Lewis served honorably in the U.S. Army and was a proud Vietnam veteran. He was in the construction business, most of his life. He enjoyed time with his grandchildren and attending their sporting events. Lewis also enjoyed fishing. He is survived by his wife, Janice of Cottrellville, son, Lewis (Martha) Warner III, of Chesterfield, daughter, Wendy (Joseph) DeFilippi of St. Clair Shores, and son, Scott (Lynette) Warner of Dawsonville, Georgia, 8 grandchildren; Joseph, Scott Jr., Brendan, Lewis IV, Matthew, Steven, Lyllian and Samuel, 3 sisters; Cheryl, Marilyn and Doreen, along with several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his brother, Edward. A memorial service will be announced shortly. Arrangements in care of Jowett Funeral Home – 1634 Lapeer Ave., Port Huron. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Mr. Lewis Albert Warner Jr. please visit our Sympathy Store.

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Sicheneder, Catherine E.

Published on January 17, 2018

Catherine E. Sicheneder, age 63, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 8th surrounded by family. She was born June 22nd, 1954 in Royal Oak, Michigan to David and Mary McDonald . A graduate of Royal Oak Kimball High School, she met Donald, who would eventually become her husband for nearly 30 years and moved to Romeo where they raised four children; Rebecca (David) of Washington Township, Donald Jr. of Ohio, Thomas (Denise) of Shelby Township and William (Melissa) of Washington Township. Known affectionately as "Cathie", she enjoyed the company of her pets, had an insatiable wit, impeccable penmanship, and an artistic knack with a steady hand for all things creative. Painting, crochet, gardening and even haircuts for her sons were some of the many venues in which she let her talent shine. She touched the lives she graced with her uncanny ability to reach people in a positive way, striking up quick, lasting friendships almost immediately. She was predeceased by her mother and survived by her four children, eight grandchildren, a sister, brother and many friends. A celebration of Life was held Sunday, January 13th in Macomb Township. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the American Humane Society in Cathie’s name.

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Von Valtier; Cheryl Lane

Published on January 17, 2018

Cheryl von Valtier, born Cheryl Lane Cummings August 2, 1935 in Royal Oak, Michigan, to Bernice and Truman Cummings. The youngest of three siblings, she spent her childhood in Ohio, and graduated from Albion College in 1957 with B.S. in biology. Cheryl attended Wayne State University School of Medicine from 1957-61, receiving the degree Doctor of Medicine, one of two women in her class. Upon graduation, she married fellow classmate William Franz von Valtier of Detroit, Michigan. They trained together as family physicians, and then in July 1963 they assumed the medical practice of Drs. Eve and Carl Schlecte, in Rochester, Michigan. Four years later, when her husband was called into military service, and now with two toddlers, Cheryl maintained their medical practice alone until his return. Known to her patients as “Dr. Cheryl”, she was beloved for her thoughtfulness and warmth. She and her husband established what is still today a prominent group of family physicians in the Rochester area. Dr. Cheryl retired from office practice in 1997. In addition to her devotion to medical practice, Cheryl became an adventurous and accomplished cook, she enjoyed intricate needlework of all kinds, was a potter and gardener, and played a number of stringed instruments. After retiring, she followed her lifelong interest in animals by serving as a docent at the Detroit Zoo. Whether as Dr. Cheryl at the office or Mom at home, she carried both roles with quiet good humor and a generosity of spirit. Cheryl is survived by her husband, Dr. William von Valtier and their two sons, Karl and Frederick (Fritz) von Valtier. There will be a memorial service for Cheryl von Valtier at 12:00 p.m. (visitation 11:00 a.m.) on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at Potere-Modetz Funeral Home, 339 Walnut Street in Rochester. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Detroit Zoo in Cheryl’s name: mail to The Detroit Zoological Society, Attn: Development, 8450 W 10 Mile Rd, Royal Oak, MI 48067. Donations may also be made at the memorial service.

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Budnick, Janis L.

Published on January 3, 2018

Janis L. Budnick, 80, of Center Line, died December 17, 2017. She was the beloved wife of the late Daniel W. Budnick. Loving mother of Todd Budnick of Center Line, Lisa Plum of Shelby Township, Lori Prochowski of Warren and Bill Budnick of Memphis. She was also the grandmother of Joshua Plum, Jeremy Plum, Kaley Misiuk, Chad Budnick and Amy Prochowski and four great-grandchildren. She will be greatly missed, we all shall cherish the precious memories of our beloved mother. A private family service will be held.

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