Obituaries

Peteuil, John M.

Published on January 27, 2021

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

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PP Obit / Mildred A. Copp

Published on January 27, 2021

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

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Langdon, Grace E.

Published on January 27, 2021

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

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Polikowsky, James Roger Deceased

Published on January 27, 2021

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

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Juhl, Daniel L.

Published on January 27, 2021

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

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In Memoriam - Earnest Rea

Published on January 27, 2021

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

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PP Obit - Larry Roger March

Published on January 13, 2021

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

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Borts, Virginia

Published on January 13, 2021

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

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In Memoriam Alexandria (Sandy) Pandell

Published on January 13, 2021

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

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Mary Rose Maurer

Published on January 13, 2021

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

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Delores Barbera Obituary

Published on January 13, 2021

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

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Jezierski, Jeannine

Published on January 13, 2021

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

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Fordyce, William Deceased

Published on January 13, 2021

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

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Frank John Meek - Obituary

Published on December 23, 2020

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

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In Memoriam Elizabeth Harrison

Published on December 23, 2020

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

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Mark Losey

Published on December 23, 2020

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

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Thomas Meyer

Published on December 9, 2020

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

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Keyes, Paul Daniel

Published on November 11, 2020

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

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Alphonso, Daphne

Published on October 21, 2020

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

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Harris, Harold Van Dyke

Published on October 21, 2020

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

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Morrison, William Stone In Memorium

Published on October 21, 2020

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

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PP Obit - Wurdock, Dian Elliot Haskell

Published on October 7, 2020

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

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Hoge, Benita Mary (nee Marsh)

Published on September 23, 2020

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

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Lisa M. Shermetaro

Published on September 23, 2020

Lisa Michelle Shermetaro, age 50 of Warren, died Sunday, July 19, 2020. She was born April 13, 1970 in Detroit, Michigan to her parents, Joseph Wismont and the late Violet (nee: Sochowicz) Grochowski. Lisa was a 1988 graduate of Cousino High School. She was married to the love of her life, Chuck for 15 years and together they shared a wonderful family of 4 children and 2 step-children. Lisa was known as a "Cheer Mom" as she was dedicated to her daughter Isabelle's cheer meets and competitions. Lisa loved her family more than anything. She was devoted to everyone on both sides of the family, always catching up and seeing how everyone was doing. She made people feel loved and welcomed, no matter who you were. Her comforting presence and loving smile will be missed immensely by all who knew her. Lisa was the beloved wife of Charles. Loving mother of Clayton (Maria), Hunter (Emily), Mitchell, Isabelle; step-mother of Joshua and Jacob. Adoring grandmother of Violet. Dear daughter of Joseph and step-daughter of Rose. Cherished sister of Joe (Shannon) Wismont and Lori (the late Michael) Brogan. Special aunt of Jake, Dylan, Kaylee, and Megan. Visitation for Lisa was held Monday, July 27th, at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, in Warren.

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Donald "Don" Carl Siegler

Published on September 9, 2020

Donald “Don” Carl Siegler, 82, of Grants Pass, Oregon passed away Sunday, August 23, 2020 at his residence in Grants Pass, Oregon. He was born May 5, 1938 in Centerline, Michigan and raised in Rochester, Michigan. Don joined the US Navy out of high school and didn’t leave the service until 1975. On March 4th, 1972 he married Phyllis Siegler in San Diego, California. In California Don worked with the San Diego School district as well as at Yellowstone National Park. In 2004 they moved to Grants Pass, Oregon. Don is survived by his wife, Phyllis Siegler of Grants Pass, two daughters; Denise (Jerry) Davis of Grants Pass and Kimberly (Larry) Walker of Grants Pass, two sons; Douglas Siegler of Grants Pass and Bill (Sue) Menefee of Utica, Michigan, two sisters; Sandy Kriewall of Washington, Michigan and Cheryl Terry of Lake Orion, Michigan, 12 grandchildren, and 29 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Silvia Siegler, and two sons: Danny Siegler and Rick Menefee. Arrangements are under the care of Stephens Family Chapel. For online condolences and tributes please visit stephensfc.com. In lieu of flowers please make contributions to Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church, 865 NW 5th Street, Grants Pass, Oregon, 97527.

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Reschke, Mary F.

Published on September 9, 2020

Mary F. Reschke Fenton, MI Age 87 passed away on August 22, 2020. She was born on March 3, 1933 in Detroit, MI. She lived her whole life in Southfield more recently living in Fenton, MI with her Nephew, Bill. Burial of ashes will be with her husband in Arlington National Cemetery. Sign her guestbook at www.muehligannarbor.com

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Guirey II, "Jack" Joseph

Published on August 26, 2020

John “Jack”Joseph Guirey, II, of Berkley, Michigan, passed away on July 19, 2020 at age 94 and will be dearly missed. Beloved husband of Catherine (D’Arcy), cherished father of Susan (Westenberg) of Madison Heights, MI, Amy (Erickson) of Burien, WA, John III of Petoskey, MI, Mary Guirey (deceased) of Ferndale, MI, and Margaret (Johnson) of Pleasant Ridge, MI, revered grandfather of Julia, Nowell, Virginia, Charles, Sean, Jack, Josephine and Fiona and great-grandfather of Elianna. One of six children born to John Guirey Sr. and Mary (Joyce), Jack was born and raised in Royal Oak and attended St. Mary’s Catholic school. On his 19th birthday (8/5/1944), he landed in Normandy, France as a part of Gen. Patton’s 3rd Army. Jack drove a tank destroyer, helping transport one of only two 240mm Howitzers across Europe. Jack later recounted how he was “one of the lucky ones” and was pleased to join a recent Honor Flight to Washington. Friends introduced Jack to Catherine D’Arcy at the Dakota Inn Rathskeller and they married in 1956. Jack and Cathy raised their family of five in Berkley and were active in the PTA. They enjoyed music, dancing, bowling, camping, sailing, family gatherings and many Royal Oak St. Patrick’s Day parades where the Guireys won the largest clan title. “Uncle Jack” relished playing his ukulele around campfires and later with the Gilda’s Club Stringers who warmly welcomed him. A dedicated youth hockey coach, Jack helped establish the Berkley Ice Arena and later founded the senior league for adult hockey players over 30 (players still vie for the “Jack Guirey Cup”). After many years as an insurance auditor, Jack retired from Cigna Insurance company. A memorial service will be held at a future date to celebrate Jack’s life and legacy. Donations may be made to Gilda’s Club. https://www2.gildasclubdetroit.org/Support-Our-Work/Donate

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Wright, Timothy

Published on July 29, 2020

Timothy Wright (age 58) passed away at home in Mount Morris, MI on July 10, 2020. Beloved husband of Lynn Wright and loving father to Joshua, Benjamin, and Ashley. Due to COVID-19, services will be scheduled at a later time. He is survived by two siblings. He was born in South Carolina. Cremation arrangements are being handled by Swartz Funeral Home, Flint, MI.

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William Follis

Published on July 22, 2020

Follis, William Brighton, MI Formerly of Birmingham, MI His Legacy… William David Follis, age 62, passed peacefully Monday, July 6, 2020 after a yearlong battle with cancer. Bill was born on March 31, 1958, in Pontiac, Michigan to William and Rita (Servicky) Follis. He graduated from Seaholm High School in Birmingham, MI. Bill married the love of his life, Diane Weeks, on May 19, 1995 in Hamburg, Michigan. Ore Lake Little Farms off the Huron River was home for him. He was a 33 year resident. Bill was a Design Engineer in the Automotive Industry for the better part of 35 years of his career. However, Bill’s passion led him to community service, where he served as member of the Boy Scouts, Hamburg Township Pack/Troop 391 as Treasurer for over a decade. He was a member of the Madison Heights Area Lion’s Club since 1986, a past member of Livingston Conservation Club, and a J.C.I. Senator of the Jaycee Organization since 1990. His most important achievement was being a loving husband, father and Pappy. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. His Family… Bill is survived by his wife, Diane Weeks Follis of Brighton; stepchildren, Dionna (Michael) Guy of Pinckney, Dana (Eric) St. Pierre of Pinckney; and grandchildren, Devon McQuade, Aaricka St. Pierre, and Madison St. Pierre. He is also survived by sisters, Cheryl Miller of Powhatan, VA, Chris Johns of Portland, OR; brother, Michael and Judy Follis of Spring, TX; God daughter, Kimberly and Pat Lucey; and great niece, Abby Lucey of Cave City, KY. His Farewell… Feel free to join the family on Thursday, July 9, 2020 at Noon for his final graveside interment at Hamburg Cemetery in Hamburg, MI. Bill’s interment may be viewed by visiting Borek Jennings Funeral Home Facebook page on Thursday, July 9, 2020 at Noon. Memorial contributions are suggested to Hamburg Boy Scout Troop 391. Please leave a message of comfort for Bill’s family at 1-877-231-7900, or sign his guestbook at www.borekjennings.com.

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Susan R. Sheren

Published on July 22, 2020

Susan R. Sheren, 79, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 10, 2020, with her son and daughter by her side, in Sebastian, FL. She was born February 26, 1941, in Rockford, IL. In 1942, her family moved to Detroit, MI; in 1950, they moved to Maywood Park, OR; and in 1955, they moved to Birmingham, MI. She graduated from Birmingham High School. Susan R. Hulbert married Harvey D. Sheren of Lansing, MI, November 18, 1965, in Chicago, IL. After high school, Susan attended Ferris Institute (Ferris State University) in Big Rapids, MI. In 1960, she began working as a Credit Associate for Jacobson’s Department Stores in Birmingham, MI. In February 1963, Susan was hired as a Stewardess for United Airlines, based in Chicago, IL; and in 1967, Susan began her career as a Homemaker, selflessly caring for her family. Susan and her family resided in West Dundee, IL; and she spent most of her retirement years in Bonita Springs, FL and Vero Beach, FL. Throughout her life, Susan enjoyed staying active doing many things including gardening, bird watching, collecting antiques, golfing, playing tennis, water skiing, reading, and spending time with family and friends. Susan was a member of the National Audubon Society, and made donations to charities near and dear to her heart. Susan was preceded in death by her loving husband of 51 years, Harvey D. Sheren, her mother Florence M. Hulbert, her father Ashton H. Hulbert, her sister Lynne K. Kaberna, her sister Sharon G. L’Heureux, and her brother Craig A. Hulbert. Susan is survived by her son Michael (Julie) Sheren and grandchildren Nicholas Sheren and Kelsi Sheren, Antioch, IL; her daughter Courtney (Brian) Bowers and grandchildren Alexander Bowers and Cassidy Bowers, Vero Beach, FL; her brother-in-law Lynn (Sandra) Sheren, Jenison, MI; and beloved nieces and nephews. In memory of Susan R. Sheren, please make a donation to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, https://www.nami.org/home, and/or the V Foundation, https://www.v.org/.

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In Memoriam Michael Taurianen

Published on July 8, 2020

Michael Taurianen, 58, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 24th, surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with cancer. Michael was an exceptionally loving and caring family man whose optimism and humor shined through every situation and inspired everyone he crossed paths with. He spent nearly 27 years devoted to the love of his life, his wife Dawn. The Superman to her Lois Lane, Michael truly found his soulmate and spent every day making sure she always knew that. Together they built a life filled with so much love, support, deep admiration and, of course, fun. Whether it was a quick glance across the room or stolen kiss when no one was looking, their love was limitless and will live on for eternity. Michael valued hard work and integrity, and recently celebrated 25 years of service with Sika Corporation. He also owned his own business, worked numerous side jobs and patiently fielded questions from his kids on how to fix anything and everything around the house. He always found time to help anyone who needed it and did it with a smile. His laugh was contagious and his hugs were unmatched. Michael preached the importance of showing up, loving big and somehow knew something about everything. He enjoyed traveling, golfing, hunting, fixing things and above all, spending time with his family and wife, Dawn. Michael was born on March 1st, 1962, in Highland Park, Michigan. He is the son of Wallace Taurianen and the late Edna Rinnan; the brother of Laura and the late Wally Taurianen; the husband of Dawn Taurianen; the father of 2nd Lieutenant Andrew Taurianen and his wife Angela of Whiteman AFB, MO, Nichole Selim and her husband Fr. Milad of Holden, MA, Jacquelyne Taurianen and her fiance Craig Lubman of New York, NY, Jeremy Dover and his wife Katie of Lake Orion, MI; the grandpa of Natalie, Jack, Noah, Aria, Julian and Aubrey; the son-in-law of Diana and Don Haynes and John Hugar, and the uncle of Kyle, Tricia and Austin. The family would like to thank the extraordinary staff of Troy Beaumont Hospital, especially his nurses Michelle and Adrienne, his cancer and pulmonary specialists, his amazing advocate Heidi Dover and many more. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Michael’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research (giftfunds.stjude.org/michaeltaurianen).

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Stanbury; Garret Ray

Published on June 24, 2020

Garrett Ray Stanbury; resident of Grosse Pointe Park; passed away suddenly on June 15, 2020 at the age of 31. Beloved son of Richard and Dana Stanbury. Loving brother of Brittany Okray (Jeff) and Aubrey Stanbury (Fiance Michael Garza). Dearest uncle of Raygan, Caleb, Jasper, and Molly. Dear grandson of Gertrude Stanbury. He was preceded in death by his uncle, Rick Todd. Garrett is also survived by his many loving remaining family members and amazing friends. A celebration of Garrett's life will take place at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Chas. Verheyden, Inc. Share a memory at: www.verheyden.org

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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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