Celebrity Obituaries

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Augustine May

August 27, 1926 - March 28, 2017

Augustine May died on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at Shelby Nursing Center in Sterling Heights, MI. He was born on Friday, August 27, 1926 in Betsy Layne, Kentucky. Augustine is an US Navy Veteran serving his country during World War II. He married Shirley Joyce Dean in Flint, Michigan in 1955. The two had 30 years of motorhome adventures and visited 47 of the 50 United States. They would spend the...
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Vera Iris Estes

August 5, 1926 - March 28, 2017

Vera "Iris" Estes, age 90 of Shelby Township, passed away peacefully on March 28, 2017. She was born on August 5, 1926; the daughter of Marvin and Mary Lee Thompson. Iris had a "Servant's Heart". She has been a loyal member of Fellowship Chapel in Sterling Heights for over 44 years. She was very active in her church, especially with the children's activities. Her greatest passion was for her...
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Jane Ellen Grewe

February 2, 1957 - March 25, 2017

Jane Ellen Grewe, age 60, died on Saturday, March 25, 2017. She was born on Saturday, February 2, 1957; the daughter of Glen Carl Grewe and Carlye Brown. Jane worked for over 20 years at various retail locations including JCPeeney and Walmart and also enjoyed commercial cleaning. Jane is the loving sister of Carolyn Bald and the late Kathryn Henderson. Dear aunt of David (Nikki) Bald, Chris ...
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Linda S. McGinnis

August 5, 1949 - March 25, 2017

Linda S. McGinnis died on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at the age of 67. She was born on Friday, August 5, 1949 in Hazel Park, Michigan. Linda is the daughter of Wayne Lacey and Phyllis Etta Ragsdale. Linda started working for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan in the mid 1960's and retired in 2008. She was a member of the Skis and Tees Club and in her spare time enjoyed gardening and researching...
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Carl M. Bialy

January 22, 1939 - March 23, 2017

Carl M. Bialy was born January 22, 1939 in Detroit Michigan to Andrew and Agnes Bialy. He grew up in the metro-Detroit area and worked in the automotive industry as a wood model maker. Carl entered into rest March 23, 2017 at his home in Warren, Michigan. A devoted husband, Carl adored his wife Barbara; the couple enjoyed 45 years of marriage and raised three successful children. Family was the...
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Ralph John Graham

December 30, 1941 - March 20, 2017

Ralph J. Graham, age 75, of Eastpointe, died Monday March 20, 2017. He was born Dec. 30, 1941 in Detroit the son of Harold and Julia (Gnebba) Graham. He served in the U.S. Army and was employed for Chrysler Corp. as a Union Steward and Inspector. He enjoyed bowling, fishing, and watching all Detroit sports. Ralph is the beloved husband of Carol; loving father of Shannon Elliott; proud...
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Paul William Langer

June 3, 1930 - March 19, 2017

LANGER, Paul William, March 19th 2017, Age 86 of Sterling Heights. Loving Husband of Mary "Peggy" for 64 years. Dearest Father of David (Ruth), Michael (Michelle), Robert, Paulette (Roger) Bechamp, Thomas (Christine) and James (Elaine.) Proud Grandfather of 15 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Paul is also survived by his siblings John and Rose Lapinsie. A Funeral Mass will be...
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Phyllis Elaine Lenz

March 19, 2017 - March 19, 2017

Phyllis Elaine Lenz died on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at the age of 91. She was born on May 23, 1925 in Detroit, Michigan. She is the daughter of the late William Edward and Adeline Anna Marie Kunkel. Phyllis was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Detroit, Michigan and she loved to sing in the choir. She worked for over 20 years for Raymond L. Miller and she was still working in her 80's. ...
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Harold Otto Moldenhauer

November 9, 1926 - March 18, 2017

He was born to Arthur & Meta Moldenhauer on November 9, 1926 in St. Clair Shores, Michigan. He graduated from East Detroit High School, and attended Concordia College in River Forest, Illinois. He married Alice E. Mammel at St. Peters Lutheran Church in East Detroit (now known as Eastpointe) on June 12, 1948. He started his own insurance agency in 1949 and sold that agency in 1982 to...
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Americo DeCiantis

July 29, 1922 - March 17, 2017

Americo "Rico" DeCiantis was born July 29, 1929 in Detroit MI to Vito and Rosalba. He grew up in the Metro-Detroit area and graduated from Pershing High school. Rico entered into rest at his home in Sterling Heights March 17, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. Rico proudly served his country in the United States Army during World War II. After returning from the service he married the love of...
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Frank Reina

August 20, 1939 - March 15, 2017

Frank Reina, age 77, died on Wednesday, March 15, 2017. He was born on Sunday, August 20, 1939 in Detroit, Michigan. He is the son of Giovanni and Rosina Reina. Frank had a happy-go-lucky personality that loved to listen to music, including Johnny Cash and Frank Sinatra. He loved to play bingo, go bowling in his spare time and eat a delicious apple pie. He loved and will be greatly missed by all...
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Robert B. Moskal

December 6, 1934 - March 9, 2017

Robert B. Moskal, age 82 of Warren, passed away March 9, 2017. He was born in Detroit on December 6, 1934; the son of Bruno and Eugenia (nee Bankowski) Moskal. With a heart the size of Texas, Bob lived for his family. He owned and operated B&N Plastics and B&N Party Store. He loved watching the news; political broadcasts, in particular, as he was a true Democrat. Beloved husband of Norma for...
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Steve F. Sipko

August 23, 1924 - March 8, 2017

Steve Francis Sipko, age 92 of St. Clair Shores, passed away March 8, 2017. He was born in Hayes, Pennsylvania on August 23, 1924; the son of Michael and Margaret Sipko. An honorable WWII Navy Veteran, Steve was the special friend of the late Margaret Berzac for over 35 years. Loving dad of Bonnie (Dennis) Campbell, Winnie (Craig) Smith and the late Cary (surviving wife Donna) Berzac. ...
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Michael Raymond Kilian

February 14, 1944 - March 8, 2017

Michael Raymond Kilian, age 73, born February 14, 1944 went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. He lived in Warren, Michigan for over 51 years and retired from GM Powertrain where he worked for over 38 years. Michael is survived by his beloved wife Judith, children Michael and Kimberly (Raymond), grandchild Elizabeth, sister Patricia, niece Deborah, and nephew Chris. He was...
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Marvin Frank Dumka

February 28, 1942 - March 5, 2017

Marvin Frank Dumka, age 75, of Memphis, Michigan passed away March 5, 2017. He was born on February 28, 1942; the son of Marvin Joseph and Anna Martha (nee Noreck) Dumka. Marvin enjoyed gardening, woodworking, fishing, adult coloring books and watching old movies. He also liked to take long drives to Northern Michigan including cities of Ludington, Alpena, and Port Huron. Marvin was a bingo...
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Gladys R. Haynes

September 30, 1938 - March 4, 2017

Gladys Runette Haynes, age 78 of Detroit, passed away March 4, 2017. She was born in Detroit on September 30, 1938; the daughter of Robert and Pauline Beaver. Words cannot even describe the exceptional nature of Gladys. Her intelligence was evident in her graduation from Northeastern High School at the age of sixteen. After receiving her Associates Degree from Lewis College of Business in...
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Adam Medel

June 14, 1937 - March 4, 2017

Adam Medel, age 79 of Warren, passed away March 4, 2017. He was born in 1937 in the small town of Neudorf in the former Yugoslavia. His parent, Philipp and Christine (nee Baumbarter) Medel were farmers. Adam has two sisters, Elisabeth and Elfriede. During World War II, in 1944, Adam and his family fled to Bohemia in a horse drawn wagon, to avoid the advancing Russian Army. They were able to...
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Frank Ramey Baldridge, Sr.

November 6, 1929 - March 3, 2017

Frank Ramey Baldridge Sr. was born November 6, 1929 in Prestonsburg, Kentucky to Heber and Gypsie Baldridge. He was a family man who enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, great-grandchildren and dog Dobbie. Frank entered into rest March 3, 2017 at the age of 87. He married the love of his life Zelma in 1948 and the couple enjoyed nearly 65 years of marriage before her passing in 2013; the...
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Charles B. Jerry

June 5, 1927 - February 28, 2017

Mr. Charles B. Jerry "Babe", age 89, of Warren, died Feb. 28, 2017. Dear father of Michael (Maggie); proud grandfather of Nicole Gatto and Michael P. Jerry; great grandfather of Cody Gatto; also survived by several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends Saturday 2-7pm at A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 32000 Schoenherr at Masonic (13 1/2 mile) Warren.ahpeters.com
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Enrico Trotta

May 10, 1924 - February 25, 2017

Enrico Trotta, age 92, died on Saturday, February 25, 2017. He was born on May 10, 1924 in Marion County, West Virginia. He is the son of Maria Teresa (nee Liano) and Angelo Trotta. Enrico proudly served during World War II on the USS Louisville CA28 from 1943 until 1946. During those years he saw 52 of his seaman die serving their country. After the war he returned to work at Woodall Industries...
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Joel Farrell

June 30, 1936 - February 24, 2017

Joel Francis Farrell died on Friday, February 24, 2017. He was born on June 30, 1936 in Detroit, Michigan; the son of Mary Delores (nee Ramsey) and Francis Joseph Farrell. Joel served his country for 6 years in the US Army being honorably discharged in 1965. He worked for the City of Detroit as Operations Manager until his retirement in 1997. Joel is the beloved husband of the late Dona...
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Ronald Hill

January 13, 1934 - February 23, 2017

Ronald "Ron" Hill was born January 13, 1934 in Detroit, Michigan to Joseph and Marie Hill. He was a long time member of St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church and was very devoted to the parish for over 30 years. Ron entered into rest February 23, 2017 in Royal Oak, Michigan. Ron loved to work with his hands and could fix just about anything. Home improvement and D.I.Y projects were how he...
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Charles William Garman

July 21, 1940 - February 23, 2017

Charles William Garman Jr. died on February 23, 2017. Charles was born on July 21, 1940 in Sandwich, Illinois; the son of Ruth Cathern and Charles William Garman Sr. Charles graduated from Plano High School in Plano, Illinois in 1958. He immediately joined the US Army and served 9 years during the Vietnam War. He was a cryptographer and delivered special intelligence to the President of the...
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Thomas F. Kubik

September 16, 1923 - February 22, 2017

Thomas Frank Kubik, age 93, passed away on Wednesday, February 22, 2017. He was born in Detroit on September 16, 1923; the son of Thomas and Anna (nee Hrabal) Kubik. Tom faithfully served his country in the United States Army during World War II from November 30, 1942 until his honorable discharge on December 31, 1945. After a brief leave following boot camp, Tom married the love of his life,...
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Alphonse Tamasiunas

February 21, 2017 - February 21, 2017

Alphonse "Al" Tamasiunas was born August 16, 1918 in Bridgeport, Connecticut to Adam and Adele Tamasiunas. He eventually settled here in Michigan finding a job in the automotive industry; Al proudly worked for the Ford Moto Company for over 30years. He entered into rest February 21, 2017 in Sterling Heights, Michigan. An Eagle Scout Master, Al was very involved with both the Boy and Girl Scouts...
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Dolores S. Garavaglia

March 3, 1933 - February 20, 2017

Mrs. Dolores S. Garavaglia, age 83, of Warren, died Feb, 20, 2017. Dolores was a lifetime member of Assumption Grotto Catholic Church. Beloved wife of Louis for 62 years; loving mother of Dave, Tom (Suzanne), Ken, Greg (Pauline), and Nancy (Shawn) Mac; proud grandmother of Lisa, Brian(Jessie), Cathy, Anthony, Rebecca, Matthew, Gabriella, Angela, Olivia, Sophia, and Shane; great grandmother of...
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Adam Casey Braden

July 22, 1987 - February 20, 2017

Adam Casey Braden was born July 22, 1987 in Warren, Michigan to Norman and Terri Braden. He grew up in the Metro-Detroit area and eventually settled in Eastpointe. Adam passed away suddenly February 20, 2017. Drawing was Adams passion, he would often spend hours creating beautiful sketches. He also enjoyed watching wrestling and basketball. Adam is the beloved son of Terri and Norm Braden, the...
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Edwina Joann Moustakas

October 28, 1936 - February 20, 2017

Mrs. Edwina "Joan" Moustakas, age 80, of Warren, died Feb. 20, 2017. Beloved wife of Ioannis "John"; loving mother of Ray (Bonnie) Lewis, Vikki (John) Pfeiffer, Cyn Soldenski, Barbie (Danny) Zoss, the late Suzy Chouinard, and Johnny (Aimee); proud grandmother of JoAnne, Jacob, Danny, Talena, Tiana, Kalan, Jarrah Casey, Samantha, Derrik, Tessa, Isabelle, Anastasia, and Justice; several great...
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Dante DeSpirt

April 26, 1921 - February 18, 2017

Dante DeSpirt passed away after a short illness at St. John Hospital in Detroit. He was born in Detroit on April 26, 1921; son of Giovanni and Olga (nee Schiapparelli) DeSpirt. He graduated from Southeastern High School in 1939 and Wayne University (now Wayne State) in 1944 with a bachelor degree in Pharmacy. Dante met Rita Frattini at her brother Silvio's wedding. They were married on July...
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Joan Pinegar

February 21, 1929 - February 17, 2017

Joan Pinegar (Nee Slaght) was born February 21, 1929 in Tilbury West, Essex County, Ontario to Fredrick and Stella Slaght. She entered into rest February 17, 2017 in Warren. Joan was the beloved wife and is survived by her husband Robert who she was married to for 61 years. Joan is the dear mother of Robyne (Scott), Mark, Robert (Sandy), Donald (Carol). Loving grandmother of, Lori (Bob), Tracy ...
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Leonard Grice

September 10, 1939 - February 10, 2017

Leonard "Snooky" Grice, 77, lifetime Metro Detroit resident, passed away on February 10, 2017 at the University Hospital Cardiovascular Center in Ann Arbor with his loving family by his side. Leonard was born September 10, 1939 in Detroit, Michigan to Richard GRICE of Saranac Lake, New York and Laura DEMARS of Staples, Ontario. Leonard was the only child between Richard and Laura, but he had...
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Ronald R. Stein

December 16, 1932 - February 10, 2017

Ronald Russell Stein, age 84 of Sterling Heights, passed away February 10, 2017. He was born in Detroit on December 16, 1932; the son of Lester A. and Otelia V. (nee Hausewirth) Stein. Following graduation from Denby High School, Ronnie went on to proudly serve his country during the Korean War in the U.S. Army from January 13, 1953 until his honorable discharge on January 1, 1961. Ronald was...
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James B. Overfield

March 18, 1936 - February 10, 2017

Dr. James B. Overfield, age 80, of Warren, died Feb. 10, 2017. Beloved husband of Christine for 56 years; loving father of Scott (Tricia) and Gregg (Melissa); proud grandfather of Courtney (Tyler) Allen, Katie (Carl) Knapp, Brenton, Griffen, and Nolan;. He was preceded by his parents, Clyde and Evelyn Overfield. Dr. Overfield was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving as Captain in the Medical...
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Melvin Thomas Stockel

May 31, 1937 - February 9, 2017

Melvin "Tom" Stockel, age 79 of Warren, passed away February 9, 2017. He was born in Detroit on May 31, 1937; the son of Donald and Leona (nee Pelletier) Stockel. Beloved husband of Elaine for 56 years. Loving father of Renee (James) Amato, Tom (Sharon) Stockel, Karen (Brett) Antenucci and Joseph (Kim) Stockel. Proud grandfather of J.J., Jake, Sydney, Natalie, Madison, Hannah and Julia. Dear...
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Donna Claire Rinke

July 15, 1958 - February 7, 2017

Donna Claire Rinke died on Tuesday, February 7, 2017. She was born on Tuesday, July 15, 1958 at Saratoga Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. Donna loved to design and produce jewelry and greeting cards for dear family members and friends. She enjoyed watching musicals and her shopping trips with Karen. Donna was a legal assistant for almost 40 years and she especially loved working for her boss at...
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Stella Sophie Lojewski

May 19, 1926 - February 7, 2017

Stella Sophie Lojewski was born May 19, 1926 in Hamtramck, Michigan to Stanley and Teofila Banach. She entered into rest February 7, 2017 in Mt. Clemens, Michigan. Family was the most important thing to Stella, she adored her daughters and doted on her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed traveling up north with her family and loved to be out doors. Stella was an avid Gardener;...
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Alieta Dian Barnowske

July 26, 1947 - February 7, 2017

Alieta Dian Barnowske died on Tuesday, February 7, 2017. She was born on July 26, 1947 in Huntington, West Virginia; the daughter of Lloyd Lee and Rosalie Bailey. Alieta had a green thumb and enjoyed gardening and making quilts. For a few years she was a school teacher and for approximately 15 years was a real estate agent for Century 21. She is a member of Greater Life Apostolic Church. Beloved...
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Barbara M. Schmidt

January 16, 1956 - February 4, 2017

Barbara M. Schmidt was born January 16, 1956 in Lincoln Park, Michigan. While growing up she was an active member of the Metro-Detroit community. Barb passed away on February 4, 2017, in Detroit, Michigan. Barb completed cosmetology school and spent many years working as a hairstylist. Eventually she made the switch from people to dogs, and utilizing her love for animals, found a successful...
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Kenneth Boerner

June 12, 1919 - February 3, 2017

Kenneth W. Boerner was born June 12, 1919 in Detroit, Michigan to Adolph and Lillie Boerner. He grew up and worked as a home building contractor and realtor in the Metro-Detroit area for the majority of his life. He entered into rest February 3, 2017 in Warren, Michigan at the age of 97. He was a very active man, and participated in many different organizations, including spending nine years on...
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Nancy Jean Noll

September 19, 1929 - January 31, 2017

Mrs. Nancy Jean Noll, age 87, of Milford, died Jan. 31, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Albert Noll; loving mother of Donna (John) Rose, William (Alina) Noll, and the late Sara Ann; proud grandmother of Heather (Andrew) Moldenhauer, Kimberly (Kevin) Spoutz, Stephanie Rose, Wm. Brandon (Brittany) Noll, Vincent Noll, and Angelina Noll; great grandmother of Calla, Albert, Bennett, Daniel, Charles,...
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Ruth Floraine Zappitell

July 4, 1920 - January 31, 2017

Ruth Floraine Zappitell, age 96 of Clinton Township, passed away January 31, 2017. She was born in Fayetteville, Tennessee on July 4, 1920; the daughter of Sam and Mary (nee Lindsay) Yates. Ruth was proud of her longtime employment as a Waitress at the luxury Whittier Hotel in Detroit. Her service there was fitting for her passion for entertaining as the hotel hosted several celebrities; such...
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Rita Mary Jablonski

May 11, 1931 - January 29, 2017

Mrs. Rita Mary Jablonski, age 85, of Hamtramck and Warren, died Jan. 29, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Arthur; loving sister of Joan Czarnik; also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, and godchildren, and her loving dog Bear. Long time member of St. Mary, Our Lady Queen of Families, Warren Campus. The family will receive friends Wed. 2-9 at A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 32000 Schoenherr at...
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Josef Sabath

April 13, 1934 - January 29, 2017

Joseph Sabath was born April 13, 1934 in Yugoslavia to John and Katherine. Seeking a better life, Joe emigrated with his parents from Yugoslavia first to Germany then to Canada and eventually to the United States. Joe entered into rest January 29, 2017 in Warren, Michigan at the age of 82. Joe loved to photography, golf and spending time outdoors. As a young man he often hunted in Northern...
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Eric Harden

December 4, 1981 - January 25, 2017

Eric Harden, age 35, died on Wednesday, January 25, 2017. He was born on December 4, 1981 in Detroit, Michigan. Loving father of Eric Harden Jr., Ciara Harden, Delante Harden, Emante Harden, Anastasia Harden, and Katerina Harden. Son of the late Emma and Richard Harden III. Brother of Cedric Harden, Loni (Chris) Fuller, Richard IV (Aracely) Harden, Kevin Harden, Angela Williams, and the late...
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Beverly Ann Trbovich

January 17, 1944 - January 25, 2017

Beverly Ann Trbovich (Nee Bacigalupo) was born January 17, 1944 in Detroit to Thomas and Marie Bacigalupo. She grew up in Detroit and graduated from Dominican High School, and continued to live her entire life in the metro-Detroit area. Beverly entered into rest January 25, 2017. A very active person, Beverly enjoyed being involved in her community. She actively served on the Centerline...
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John Moss

January 25, 2017 - January 25, 2017

John Michael Moss was born February 8, 1965 in Detroit, Michigan to Thomas and Ella Moss. He entered into rest January 19, 2017 at the age of 51. John honorably served his country in the United States Navy. Brother of Thomas, Donald and the late Debra Ann. Caring uncle of Jillean (Eric Lee). Great-uncle of Jacob, Debra Lee & Ciarra. Proud god-father of Sarah Montreuil. Dear nephew of Jean...
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Howard Henry Trombley, Jr.

February 8, 1932 - January 21, 2017

Mr. Howard Henry Trombley Jr., 84, of Warren, died Jan. 21, 2017. He was born Feb. 8, 1932 in Detroit the son of Howard and Gertrude (LaForest) Trombley. He was a veteran in the Air Force during the Korean War, and was a manager for TACOM Corporation. Beloved husband of Susan; loving father of William, the late Danny, Richard (Lydia), Kathleen (Larry) LaJoie, and Thomas; proud grandfather of...
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Ted Bialokur

September 3, 1982 - January 19, 2017

Ted. A. Bialokur was born September 3, 1982 to in Detroit, Michigan to Debra and Zenon. He grew up both in the Metro-Detroit area and in northern Michigan. Ted passed away suddenly January 19, 2017 at his home in Warren, MI. Nature and Music were Ted's great loves, no matter where he was Ted always had some form of music going in the background. He was often described as a good hearted guy and...
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Duko Mitkoski

June 1, 1927 - January 17, 2017

Duko Mitkoski was born June 1, 1927 in Krapa, Macedonia to Nikola and Petkana. He entered into rest January 17, 2017 in Troy, Michigan. Beloved husband of the late Velika. Dear father of Marinko (Milovanka), and Branko (Milja) Proud grandfather of Vladica (Kellie), Marko and Aleksandar and great-grandfather of Jessica, Daniel, and Christopher. Visitation Friday 2-9 pm with a service at 7pm,...
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Vincenza Birr

May 6, 1933 - January 13, 2017

Vincenza "Esther" Birr, age 83 of Roseville, passed away January 13, 2017. She was born in Detroit on May 6, 1933; the daughter of Leonardo and Orsula (nee Catalano) Alcamo. Esther was a talented and passionate pianist. She liked solving puzzles; especially crosswords. And most of all, she had a strong faith in God and cherished her family deeply. Beloved wife of the late Donald. Loving...
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Robert Thomas Burdine

August 6, 1941 - January 13, 2017

BURDINE, Robert Thomas, Age 75, January 13, 2017 of Warren. Loving husband of Sherryl for over 51 years., dearest father of John, Lynn, and Robert. Also survived by his siblings Jim (Connie) and Frank (Barbara) and niece and nephew Nancy and James as well as many, many cousins and friends. Robert was predeceased in death by his son John Thomas. A private celebration will be held by his...
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Donna Marie Castle

February 15, 1933 - January 11, 2017

Donna Marie Castle, age 83, died on Wednesday, January 11, 2017. Donna is a member of The Woods Church in Warren, Michigan. Beloved wife of Ralph for 64 years. Loving mother of Gregory Castle, Gerald (Sally) Castle, and Daniel (Carolee) Castle. Cherished grandmother of Nathaniel (Hilary) Castle, Elise Castle, Jenna (Thomas) Torrento, Camille Angeles-Castle, Danielle Castle, Joseph Castle, and...
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Carolyn Elizabeth Jamieson

September 6, 1917 - January 11, 2017

Carolyn Elizabeth Jamieson, age 99, died on Tuesday, January 10, 2017. Lifelong member of Peace Lutheran Church in Warren, MI and member of the Warren Vivace Music Club. She shared and touched many people with her beautiful music and poetry. Beloved sister of Ellen (Alden) Haigh and the late James (surviving wife Lee) Janashek and Irene (Bob) Harthun. Dear Aunt of Lauren, Marilyn, Lynn, Neil,...
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Ruth Scott

July 8, 1929 - January 9, 2017

Ruth Scott, age 87 of St. Clair Shores, passed away January 9, 2017. She was born on July 8, 1929; the daughter of Jefferson and Blanche (nee McHone) Russell. Ruth had a gentle warmth about her and always had a story to tell. Not only was she easy to be with, she had an incredible moral compass with a relentlessly supportive nature. She was her grandchildren's biggest cheerleader and she...
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Tadeusz Sznitka

January 18, 1951 - January 3, 2017

Tadeusz Sznitka, age 65 of Warren, passed away January 3, 2017. He was born in Surowe, Poland on January 18, 1951; the son of Jozef and Wladystawa (nee Korzeniecka) Sznitka. Tadeusz immigrated to the United States in 1997 and became a longtime member of Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish as well as a dedicated Tool Maker at Great Lake Tools in Warren for 19 years. Beloved husband of Krystyna for...
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Nancy S. Saunders

August 31, 1937 - January 2, 2017

Mrs. Nancy S. Saunders, 79, of Clinton Township, went to be with the Lord Jan. 2, 2017. Beloved wife of Walter; loving mother of Bonnie (Dennis) Gale and Nora (Todd) Brown; proud grandmother of Chelsey, Kayla, Nicholas, and Joey; great grandmother of Hailey; dear sister of Judith (John) Salitsky and the late Jim Stockford; also several nieces and nephews. Nancy was a former Sunday School...
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Barbara A. John

June 23, 1932 - January 2, 2017

Mrs. Barbara A. John, age 84, of Fraser, died Jan. 2, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Michael John; loving mother of Michael (Suzanne), Donna Randell, Carol (Rod) Walczy, and Robert (Susan); proud grandmother of Jacqueline, Alisa, Christopher, Melissa, Matthew, Jennifer, Mary Rose, Joel, and Chris; great-grandmother of Alexandra and Elizabeth; dear sister of the late Donald (Samira) Howard,...
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Darlene V. Hudson

January 13, 1936 - January 1, 2017

Darlene Virginia Hudson, age 80, passed away in her daughters home in Alexandria, Virginia on January 1, 2017. She was born in Detroit on January 13, 1936; the daughter of Walter and Elizabeth (nee Rehse) Koch (deceased). Darlene's passion was in education. She received her bachelors and masters from Wayne State University. Moved to New York City and worked in the theater later returning to...
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Marion Doughty

August 10, 1944 - January 1, 2017

Marion Doughty, age 72 of Warren, passed away January 1, 2017. She was born in Detroit on June 10, 1944. Marion was a devoted Hi-Lo Driver for Ford Motor Company for over 30 years. She was selfless by nature and always put the needs of others before her own. She had a talent for playing the piano and enjoyed horseback riding. Marion is dearly loved and will be deeply missed. Beloved wife of...
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Eugene Julius Kovacs

August 8, 1947 - January 1, 2017

Eugene "Gene-o" Kovacs was born August 27, 1947 in Detroit, Michigan. A proud veteran Gene-o served his country in the Army, and spent two tours in Vietnam. He entered into rest January 1, 2017, at his home in Fraser, Michigan at the age of 69. Gene-o was a truly selfless person who never hesitated when someone asked him for help; from family, to friends and neighbors no matter what the task...
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Arthur Ferdinand Slubowski

February 2, 1928 - December 30, 2016

Arthur F. Slubowski, age 88, died on Friday, December 30, 2016. He was born in Detroit, Michigan on February 2, 1928. Arthur is a Veteran of the United States Coast Guard and retired Credit Manager from General Motors after 40 years. Beloved husband of the late Elena for 62 years. Loving father of Michael (Barbara), David (Eva), and James (Martha). Cherished grandfather of Lauren (Patrick)...
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Angeline Ann Lucchese

August 2, 1922 - December 26, 2016

Angeline Ann Tymoszek was born in Detroit Michigan on August 2, 1922. Her mother Anna Kuszajewski was born in Buffalo, New York and later moved to Detroit. Her father Alexander was born in Poland, after arriving in New York, he came to Detroit, where they met and were married. Angie is the second of four children, and survives her brothers and sister; Edward, Rita, and Raymond. Angie was a very...
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Florika Prifti

July 16, 1951 - December 20, 2016

Florika Prifti born July 16, 1951 in Albania. Entered into rest December 20, 2016 at her home in Warren, Michigan. Beloved wife of Stavri. Dear mother of Olta and Tomi(Rudina). Proud grandmother of Julia and Elsa. Visitation Thursday 2-9 PM at A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 32000 Schoenherr rd., Warren (at Masonic) Instate Friday 9:30AM until time of service 10AM at St. John the Baptist Greek...
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Mona L. Blanton

January 6, 1977 - December 19, 2016

Mona L. Blanton (nee Pluszczynski) was born in Warren, Michigan on January 6, 1977. She settled with her husband Jason in Eastpointe, Michigan where the couple raised their family. Mona entered into rest December 19, 2016 in Detroit, Michigan. Mona is the beloved wife of Jason for 22 years; dear mother of Jason, James, Keith, Austin, Emmy and Cylie. She was soon to be grandmother of 1. The dear...
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Irene E. Kuczynski

July 1, 1921 - December 19, 2016

Irene E. Kuczynski, age 95 of Warren and formerly Livonia, passed away December 19, 2016. She was born in Detroit on July 1, 1921; the daughter of Frank and Amelia (nee Wilczynski) Wdowinski. Irene graduated from St. Florian's High School in Hamtramck and was a longtime and dedicated employee of a Pharmacy Warehouse for many years. She was a parishioner of St. Martin De Porres Catholic Church...
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Dolores Arlene Ranella

April 17, 1940 - December 18, 2016

Mrs. Dolores Arlene Ranella, age 76, of Warren went home to be with the Lord Dec. 18, 2016. Beloved wife of James for 59 years; loving mother of Tracey, Kelley, Jim (Cindy), and Dan; proud grandmother of Rebecca, Jason, Michael, Nicole, Leeann, Jessica, and the late Nancy Lynn; great grandmother of 7; dear sister of Earl (Helen) Rose, the late Charles (Louquita) Rose, Sue (Allen) McGill, Carol ...
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Byron Peter Irla

December 3, 1931 - December 14, 2016

Byron Peter Irla, age 85 of Warren, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on December 14, 2016. He was born in Detroit on December 3, 1931; the son of Peter and Helen (nee Nowicki) Irla. Beloved husband of the late Virginia Reiff Paterson Irla. Loving father of Ellen (Ronald) Frohriep, Stephen Paterson, William John (Cynthia) Paterson and Jim Mark Paterson. Treasured grandfather of...
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Mark F. Rayner

April 6, 1961 - December 14, 2016

Mark F. Rayner was born April 6, 1961 in Detroit. A longtime resident of the metro-Detroit area he worked as a cook and as a handy man for many years. Mark entered into rest December 14, 2016. Playing cards and bowling were two of Marks favorite pastimes. He could often be found at the casinos and never turned down a bet. He also enjoyed watching the football (especially the Lions) with his...
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Isabella Schuetz

September 15, 1925 - December 13, 2016

Mrs. Isabella Schuetz (Sweenie), age 91, of Warren, died Dec. 12, 2016. She was born in Greenoch, Scotland the daughter of James and Catherine (McGonigle) Sweenie. She came to America in 1947 and began working at domestic work in Grosse Pointe for various families. Her last family was the Ford family. She married George Schuetz in 1964 and George died in 1983. She most recently was a resident...
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Gerald A. DeSalvio

December 19, 1956 - December 12, 2016

Gerald Allen DeSalvio, age 59, died December 12, 2016 in Leesburg, Virginia. He was born in Detroit on December 19, 1956. While pursuing his passion for pitching baseball, Jerry honorably served his country in the United States Army from November 1975 until November 1979. He was a longtime employee of Visioneering in Fraser until he moved to Chantilly, Virginia in support of his family in 2009...
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Kathleen Seelmann

October 30, 1943 - December 11, 2016

Kathleen Seelmann, age 73, died on Sunday, December 11, 2016. She was born on October 30, 1943 in Liebling, Romania. She is the daughter of Adam and Rosina Gerber. Kathleen worked for Henry Ford Hospitals for 15 years. She loved to spend time at the cottage in Coldwater, Michigan and spend many afternoons boating on the lake with her husband and a wonderful rescue dog that was beagle and...
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Karl L. Heuer

May 2, 1925 - December 9, 2016

Karl Laverne Heuer, age 91 of Clinton Township, passed away December 9, 2016. He was born in Finley, Ohio on May 2, 1925; the son of Albert and Margaret (nee Cramer) Heuer. Following High School, Karl honorably served in the United States Navy on the U.S.S. North Carolina as a Boiler Operator during World War II. He bravely protected his country in every major battle in the pacific. Following...
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Annamarie Barnes

February 26, 1956 - December 9, 2016

Annamarie Barnes (Nee' Lentine) was born February 26, 1956 in Detroit. Annamarie organized the First Detroit Mass Mob in 2014 and continued with The Traveling Catholic Mass Mob through November of this year. Annamarie entered into rest December 9, 2016 in Clinton Township. Annamarie was a devoted wife to her late husband Paul, the couple enjoyed thirty three years of marriage and had two...
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Dennis Paul Nyquist

August 18, 1939 - December 9, 2016

Nyquist, Dr. Dennis P. , age 77, retired Professor of Electrical Engineering at Michigan State University, died Dec 9, 2016 . Dear son of the late Paul and Lucille Nyquist; brother of Gerald W. Nyquist of Macomb County. The family will receive friends Sun. 2-4 and 6-8 pm at A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 32000 Schoenherr at Masonic (13 ½ mile) . Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, New Baltimore,...
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Theresa Marie Twardy

December 9, 2016 - December 9, 2016

Theresa M. Twardy, 78, November 26, 2016. Beloved wife of Ronald Dennis Twardy. Loving mother of Beverly Elizabeth Labreque, Joseph Thomas Twardy, and Michael Allen Twardy. Cherished grandmother of Stephanie, Sashur, Christian, Nolan, Adam, Johnlou, Bryanna, and great-grandmother of Beatrice, Hazel and Atticus. Dearest sister of Valeria, Rita, Gerald and Vivian. Memorial Mass will be...
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Gerrie Benefield

January 6, 1944 - December 8, 2016

Gerrie Benefield (Nee' Klemons) was born January 6, 1944 to Margaret and Frank. She entered into rest December 8, 2016. Family was the most important thing to Gerrie, she devoted her live to her children and grandchildren, often putting them before herself. She made sure that her children had good values, and instilled in them a devoted work ethic and a selfless attitude. Her children...
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Mary G. Thiele

March 4, 1916 - December 6, 2016

Mary Gertrude Thiele, age 100 of Clinton Township, passed away on December 6, 2016. She was born in Essen, Germany on March 4, 1916; the daughter of August and Maria (nee Frese) Baecker. Mary and her husband, Josef, were original members of the Kolping Society and longtime members of the Carpathia Club. Mary was also an honorary member of the German American Cultural Club. She had a sharp and...
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Anna Fellinger

October 15, 1926 - December 6, 2016

Anna Fellinger, age 90, of Washington Twp, died Dec. 6, 2016. Wife of the late Josef Fellinger and mother to Joseph (Carol) Fellinger, Wilhelm Fellinger , Anton (Joann) Fellinger , and the late Helmut Fellinger; grandmother to Eric; sister to Frank Raeb and the late Helen Diamond and the late Anton Raeb. Anna was employed at Peschke Meats Company in Detroit for many years, and was a cook at the...
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Laura M. Wojcik

May 22, 1932 - December 6, 2016

Laura Mary Wojcik, age 84 of Warren, passed away December 6, 2016. She was born in Detroit on May 22, 1932; the daughter of Antonio and Josephine (nee Ruggerio) Bernardi. Laura was a longtime parishioner at St. Edmunds Catholic Church in Warren. She was a member of the choir and taught catechism. Her creative flair could be seen in her designs as an interior decorator, as well as in her craft...
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Erna Schwalbe

December 24, 1932 - December 3, 2016

Erna Schwalbe was born on December 24, 1932 in Tscherwenka, Yugoslavia. She is the daughter of the late Elisabeth (nee Welker) and Philipp Mueller. She met her future husband while they both worked at a fabric mill in Germany. They married in Germany and one year later immigrated to Canada. Erna's grandchildren were the most important things to her. She would travel the country to watch their...
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Eugene K. Haviland

May 30, 1933 - November 30, 2016

Eugene Kenneth Haviland, age 83 of St. Clair Shores, passed away November 30, 2016. He was born in Detroit on May 30, 1933; the son of Kenneth and Tessie (nee Zebrowski) Haviland. Eugene served for two years in the United States Marine Corp. He was honorably discharged and released from active duty on February 8th, 1955. He served in the Korean war and was stationed in several areas,...
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Herman Sherman

November 29, 2016 - November 29, 2016

Milford "Herman" Sherman was born August 17, 1945 in Oneida, Kentucky to Milford and Mary Sherman. He grew up in Kentucky and graduated from Bush High School before moving to Michigan. Herman became a professional musician, and learned to play many different instruments; the guitar being his favorite. He entered into rest November 28, 2016 at his home in Warren, Michigan. Family was the most...
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Leonora Genco-Keefe

October 19, 1952 - November 24, 2016

Leonora Genco-Keefe was born on October 19, 1952 in Detroit, Michigan. She passed away on Thursday, November 24, 2016 in Warren, Michigan at the age of 64. Leonora is the owner and founder of LGK & Associates in Warren, Michigan. She started the business 35 years ago at her first location in Roseville, Michigan. After her love of her job, she was a news junkie that loved to read and listen to...
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Susan Jean Bulger

March 23, 1950 - November 22, 2016

Susan Jean Bulger was born March 23, 1950 in Detroit, Michigan to Edmund and Marion Frederiksen. She grew up in Hazel Park and served her community as a nurse for over 40 years, both in hospitals and in home care. Susan entered into rest November 22, 2016 in Clinton Township. She was a very selfless person and helped to care for everyone she knew. From neighbors to family, she would always help...
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Joseph Bulszewicz, Jr.

July 19, 1930 - November 21, 2016

Joseph Bulszewicz Jr was born July 19, 1930 in Detroit, Michigan. He entered into rest November 21, 2016 in Clinton Township, Michigan. Joseph was an avid gardener, and his flowers were the envy of the entire neighborhood. He was a quite gentleman who enjoyed his sweets, especially his baked goods. Dear husband of the late Helen. Beloved father of Joseph Emil (Anita), John, and Maryhelen. Proud...
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Lupe Sassin

May 4, 1940 - November 19, 2016

Lupe Sassin died on November 19, 2016 at the age of 76. Lupe is the loving mother of Danny Barbane, Bill (Cheryl) Barbane and Linda Barbane. Cherished grandmother of Dustin, Ana, Katie, Billy, Mikey, Nick, and Sara Barbane. Great-grandmother of Tristen Barbane. Sister of Gloria Tellez and Brother Richard Ruiz. Also survived by a loving dog Chulo. Visitation will be held on Friday, November 25,...
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Albert R. Hanser

March 29, 1963 - November 19, 2016

Albert Raymond Hanser, age 53 of St. Clair Shores, passed away November 19, 2016. He was born in Detroit on March 29, 1963; the son of Daniel C., Sr. and Barbara (nee DeBusschere) Hanser. Al graduated from Denby High School and became a longtime Parts Manager at various auto dealerships throughout the years. He was a big sports fan and game night enthusiast. He enjoyed camping and never...
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Katherine Irene Usleber

October 16, 1925 - November 18, 2016

Katherine Irene Usleber died on Friday, November 18, 2016 at the age of 91. She was born on October 16, 1925 in Ecorse, Michigan; the daughter of Anthony and Elizabeth Feil. Katherine loved to play golf and dance a good polka. She also enjoyed traveling and took part in 14 cruises all over the world. Beloved wife of the late John Usleber. Companion and good friend of Martin Raab. Loving mother...
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Jennie Gaboury

April 16, 1927 - November 18, 2016

Jennie Gaboury, age 89 of Warren, died peacefully at home on November 18, 2016. She was born in Detroit on April 16, 1927; the daughter of Alfred and Alice (nee Cousineau) Lamoureux. Jennie was a devoted homemaker whose heart's devotion was to her family and helping others. She was a dedicated volunteer to a good number of organizations; including, the Blood Bank at the American Red Cross, the...
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James W. Jenkins, Jr.

October 19, 1939 - November 17, 2016

James W. Jenkins Jr., age 77, of Macomb, died Nov. 17, 2016. Beloved husband of the late Peggy for 49 years; loving father of Laurie (the late Eric) Paul, Stephen (Wendy) Jenkins, Terri "Shorty" (Paul) Martin, and Donald Jenkins; Proud grandfather of Candace, Devin, Brandi, Erica, Tyler, Angela, Elizabeth, Paul, Cassidy, Jennifer, Rebecca, Tarek, Madison, Mason, and the late Noah and Marissa; ...
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Barbara Joan Dauphinee

February 17, 1953 - November 17, 2016

Barbara J. Dauphinee, age 63, died on Thursday, November 17, 2016. She was born on February 17, 1953 in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada. She is the daughter of the late Stanley and Anne Wood. Barbara is a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Roseville, Utica Kiwanis Club, Detroit Parrot Head Club and donated trauma dolls to the Judson Center. Beloved wife of David for 34 years. Loving mother of...
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Dora S. Clyne

November 26, 1923 - November 17, 2016

Dora S. Clyne died November 17th at her home in New Port Richey, Florida. She was born on November 26, 1923 in Utica, New York. She along with her late husband were former owners of Clyne Funeral Home in Eastpointe. Beloved wife of the late Dwight Charles. Proud mother of Linda Clyne (David) Fletcher, Sue Clyne, Dwight A. Clyne and the late Leslie Fletcher. Loving grandmother of Frank ...
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Lawrence I. Doughty

August 13, 1939 - November 13, 2016

Lawrence I. Doughty, age 77, died on Sunday, November 13, 2016. He was born on August 13, 1939 in Detroit, Michigan. Lawrence is an United States Navy Veteran. Beloved husband of Marion. Loving father of Janett (Kevin) Daly, Laura (Brian) McDonald, Keith, Sara (Joshua) Swainston, and the late Lawrence (surviving wife Karen). Cherished grandfather of 9 and great-grandfather of 2. Also survived by...
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Joanna T. Socha

November 18, 1935 - November 13, 2016

Joanna Therese Socha, age 80 of St. Clair Shores, passed away November 13, 2016. She was born in Detroit on November 18, 1935; the daughter of Russell and Marian Hempel. Joanna worked as a devoted Secretary for 25 years at St. Isaac Jogues Catholic School. She was an avid Red Wings and Tigers fan. She enjoyed bowling and trips to Mackinaw. Most of all, Joanna adored and provided for her...
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David E. Gillenwater

June 2, 1970 - November 10, 2016

David Elliott Gillenwater was born June 2, 1970 in Warren, Michigan to Marion Sr. and Cheryl Gillenwater, he was the youngest of the couples four children. He was active in school and received a letter for wrestling from Cousino High School. David entered into rest November 10, 2016 In Mt. Clemens, Michigan. Dave loved to have a good time; he was widely known as a lady's man by his group of...
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Lynne Turi

April 6, 1954 - November 10, 2016

Lynne (Forster) Turi. Beloved wife of David; adoring mother to Patrick and Alan; daughter of the late Norman and Virginia Forster; daughter in law of the late Roy and Eugenia Turi; sister of Lyle Forster, Glenn (Carole) Forster, Karen (Michael) Paye, Cheryl Forster, Mary (Randy) Pettey, Patrick Forster, Kathy (Ed) Miller, Norman (Rhonda) Forster, Denis (Ruth) Forster, Marguerite (Robert) Evard....
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Doyne W. Hooker

October 15, 1943 - November 9, 2016

Doyne Wade Hooker, age 73 of Dryden, passed away November 9, 2016. He was born in Southern, Illinois on October 15, 1943; the son of Otis and Thelma (nee McGrew) Hooker. Doyne worked for IBM as a Repair Technician for 30 years before retiring in 1997. Following which, he worked for several years for ServiCar as a driver. Doyne enjoyed attending and watching auctions, and he especially loved a...
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Theresia Olsavsky

May 6, 1932 - November 8, 2016

Theresia Olsavsky, age 84 of Warren, passed away November 8, 2016. She was born on May 6, 1932 in Latscharak, Serbia, Yugoslavia; the daughter of Anton and Maria (nee Welsch) Hammer. In 1944, Theresia and her family had to flee Yugoslavia for fear of being killed by the Russian Army because of their German background. They settled in Judenburg, Austria, and she lived there until December 21,...
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Walter Hlinetzky

November 7, 1924 - November 8, 2016

Walter Hlinetzky, 92, died peacefully Tuesday morning at home. Walter is survived by his loving wife of 68 years Emma; son Peter (Susan) Linetzky, and daughter Rita (Eric) Sorensen; grandchildren Steven Sorensen, Karen (Kevin) Helm, Nicole (Nick) Drury, and Kate (Brian) Duncan; great-grandchildren Claire Marie and Grace Emma Drury, and Adeline Lois and Claudia Marie Helm. He is preceded in death...
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Betty V. Kirsch

July 10, 1920 - November 7, 2016

Betty V. Kirsch, age 96, died on November 7, 2016 with family by her side. She was born on July 10, 1920 in Detroit, Michigan. Beloved wife of the late Earl. Loving mother of Pam (Bob) Carlin, the late Nancy, and the late Donna. Cherished grandmother of Brian (Maria) Carlin, Shelley (Eric) Evans, and Lori (Marybeth) Knoth. Great-grandmother of Joshua, Juliana, Jonah, and Jeremiah. Predeceased by...
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