Celebrity Obituaries

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Paul Allen Brown

October 15, 1968 - May 24, 2017

Paul Allen Brown, age 48, died on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 after a long courageous battle with cancer. Paul was born on Tuesday, October 15, 1968 in Mount Clemens, Michigan. Paul had a bachelor degree in computer science from Wayne State University. He started working for Ford Motor Company on November 1, 1988 as a computer technician. Paul liked to play tennis and he liked to travel especially...
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James Harold Fowler, Jr.

October 4, 1965 - May 20, 2017

Jim Fowler, Jr. age 51, a resident of Clinton Township, formerly of Eastpointe, passed away suddenly on Saturday, May 20, 2017. He was born in Detroit on Monday, October 4, 1965 to James and Sharon. Jim graduated from Fraser High School class of 1983. He was a member of the International United Auto Workers union and worked there as a security staff member. Jim was an avid golfer. He enjoyed...
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Christian Rubrich, Sr.

December 11, 1920 - May 18, 2017

Christian Rubrich Sr., age 96, died on Thursday, May 18, 2017. He was born on December 11, 1920 in Yugoslavia; the son of Stephen and Theresia Rubrich. Christian was a World War II Army Veteran that served his country from July 1944 to January 1946. He worked for several years as a welder and later retired from General Motors in 1986. He loved to build and fly model airplanes. He loved fishing...
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Adlah Y. Mesleh

January 9, 1930 - May 17, 2017

Adlah Yacoub Mesleh, age 87 of Warren, passed away May 17, 2017. She was born in Jeruselum on January 9, 1930; the daughter of Albert and Debbie (nee Rady) Kali. Adlah and her husband immigrated to the United States in 1948 shortly after their marriage when she was 18 years old. At first they settled in Pittsburgh before moving to the Warren area. Adlah was a devoted and longtime Nurses Aid...
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Durim Sulillari

April 18, 1977 - May 16, 2017

Durim Sulillari was born April 18, 1977 in Albania. Durim was a loving man and always strived to make a better life for his wife and daughter. He entered into rest May 16, 2017 in Troy, Michigan. Durim leaves behind his beloved wife Laurena, and his young daughter Emi. Dear Son of Fiqirije Sulillari. He was the dear brother of Niko, Hyrije and many other brothers and sisters as well as a loving...
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Laura A. Pursch

December 12, 1974 - May 15, 2017

Laura Ann Pursch was born December 29, 1974 at St. John Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. She was a brave and fun loving woman. Laura lost her brave battle with breast cancer on May 15, 2017 in Eastpointe, Michigan at the age of 42. Laura was the beloved daughter of Alfred and Ann Pursch, and the devoted mother of Crystal Bowlin, Heather Bowlin, and Brianna Pursch. She was adored by her siblings...
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Charles W. Stroth

July 13, 1934 - May 14, 2017

Charles "Chuck" William Stroth, age 82 of Warren, passed away peacefully in his home on May 14, 2017. He was born in Detroit on July 13, 1934; the son of Armond and Theresa (nee Florin) Stroth. A Union Man, Chuck worked as a Pipefitter for over 50 years. He worked on a great number of local projects including the air-conditioning at the top of the Renaissance Center, Lakeside Mall and numerous...
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Margaret E. Cavender

January 18, 1949 - May 13, 2017

Marge passed away peacefully on May 13th, 2017 with her husband at her side. She was born in Detroit on January 18th, 1949; the daughter of John and Norma (nee DenDooven) Cavender. Beloved wife of John for 48 years. Loving mother of Elizabeth, William and Thomas. Dear mother-in-law of Amanda. Treasured grandmother of nine. Dear sister of nine. She is also survived by many caring nieces and...
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John A. Conte

April 21, 1925 - May 13, 2017

Mr. John A. Conte, age 92, of Warren, passed to eternal life May 13, 2017. Beloved husband of Ersilia for 71 years; loving father of John R. "Bob" (Rose Ann) Conte, Joyce (Peter) Christensen, Deanna (Terry) Graves, Celeste (Jon) Paget, Kevin (Maryann) Conte, and Wayne (Arlene) Conte; proud grandfather of 14 and great grandfather of 6; dear brother of Madeline (Stan) Smith and Donna (Peter)...
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Sharon Theresa Panduren

September 19, 1953 - May 11, 2017

Sharon Theresa Panduren, age 63, died on Thursday, May 11, 2017. She was born on September 19, 1953 in Detroit, Michigan. She is the daughter of Janet Elizabeth and Robert Edward Gainor. Sharon was owner of Zukin's Rib Shack located near 10 Mile and Hoover Roads in Warren. For her 10 years in the 1970's, Sharon did everything including managerial responsibilities to cooking and cleaning tables....
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Patricia Lee Pittman

December 2, 1927 - May 11, 2017

PITTMAN, Patricia Lee, Age 89, May 11th, 2017 of Macomb Township. Dear wife of the late Bert, loving mother of Carolyn (Chuck) Mullins, Bob and Jackie (the late Joyce), proud grandmother of four grandchildren and six great grandchildren. A funeral service will be celebrated on Tuesday May 17th at 11:00 AM at the Warren Woods Baptist Church, 14251 E 12 Mile Rd Warren, MI 48088 with visitation...
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Gale M. Yancura

February 14, 1939 - May 10, 2017

YANCURA, Gale M., Age 78. May 10th, 2017 of Warren. Loving mother of John (Florence), Mark, and Paul. Proud grandmother of Lauren, Michael and Matthew. Also survived by her brother Donald (Linda) Soley. A funeral service will be celebrated at the AH Peters Funeral Home, 32000 Schoenherr Road, Warren on Tuesday May 16th at 10:00 AM with visitation from 9:00 AM until time of service. Funeral...
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Barbara J. Bongiorno

May 9, 1917 - May 7, 2017

Barbara "Goldie" Juliana Bongiorno, age 79 of Warren, passed away in her home on May 7, 2017. She was born in Detroit on May 9, 1937; the daughter of Charles and Rose Perliski. Beloved wife of Benedict Sr. for 64 years. Loving mother of Robin (Robert) Saad, Vicki (Timothy) McLennan, Benedict Jr. (Donna), Robert J. (Kathleen) and the late Ricky (surviving wife, Carol). Treasured grandmother of...
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Sharon Frayer

February 10, 1953 - May 6, 2017

Sharon Marie Frayer was born February 10, 1953 in Detroit Michigan to Geraldine and John Frayer. She entered into rest May 6, 2017 at her home in Roseville at the age of 64. She was a loving mother and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. Sharon leaves behind her children, Barbara (Dante) Guarascio, John (Shannon) Easterly, Rich (Jennifer) Easterly, Tracy (Mike) Cichowlas, and Steven ...
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Phyllis Esther Koch

April 4, 2017 - May 5, 2017

Phyllis Esther Koch, age 91, passed away in her niece's home in Alexandria, Virginia on May 5, 2017. She was born in Detroit on April 4, 1926; the daughter of Clarence and Elizabeth (nee Rehse) Koch and the adopted daughter of Walter Koch. Phyllis' loyally was evident in years of caregiving for family members as well as her employment as an Executive Secretary at Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company...
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Winifred Mae Ling

August 16, 1924 - May 2, 2017

Mrs. Winifred Mae Ling "Winnie", age 92, of Sterling Heights and formerly of Vicksburg, MI went home to be with the Lord May 2, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Ernest "Bud" for 63 years; loving mother of Patricia (Reuben) Schrock, Karen (Daniel) McLean, Donald (Lorna), and Richard (Jody); Proud grandmother of 11 and great grandmother of 18, dear sister in law of Mary Wilson and June Wilson. ...
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Vera Virginia Wingett

November 12, 1936 - May 1, 2017

Vera Virginia Wingett passed away on Monday, May 1, 2017 at the age of 80. She was born on Thursday, November 12, 1936 in Hunstville, AL. Vera is one of six children born to James and Montie Cagle. Vera retired from Mervyn's Department Store in 1999 and she was an avid Detroit Tigers fan. Vera loved her grandchildren and she liked to cook but would always cook too much food. In her younger...
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Claude C. Boike

October 16, 1940 - April 29, 2017

Claude Charles Boike passed away peacefully in his home on April 29th 2017 at the age of 76. He was born on October 16th 1940 in Detroit, Michigan. He went to be with his mother Laura and father Albert, brothers, Albert and Johnny and sister Ellen. Especially to be with his beloved wife Sudie in Heaven. Survived by his daughters and stepson, Sherri, Laurie, Tracy and Bob. Grandchildren,...
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Irene E. Bell

May 31, 1947 - April 29, 2017

Irene Ellen Bell was born May 31, 1947 in Detroit, Michigan. She entered into rest April 29, 2017 at the age of 69. Irene is the beloved wife of Thomas Bell who she shared 37 happy years together. She is the dear mother of Christopher (Bethann), Melissa (Rob) and the late Brandon. She cherished her grandchildren Christopher Jr., and Melinda (Josh) and her three great-grandchildren. Services...
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Kimberly Ellen Roberts

July 12, 1955 - April 27, 2017

Mrs. Kimberly E. Roberts, age 61, of Sterling Heights, went home to be with the Lord April 27, 2017. Beloved wife of Rob for 40 years; loving mother of Rob (Michelle), Kris (Tina Bolton), Derek (Tiffany), and Cassie (Anthony) Barrett; proud grandmother of Emma, Ally, and Lucy; precious daughter of Gloria Ramaut and the late Patrick Gibbons and the late Marcel Ramaut; dear sister of Tim Gibbons ...
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Ronald Stephen Hritz

March 13, 1943 - April 26, 2017

Ronald Stephen Hritz was born on Saturday, March 13, 1943 in Youngstown, Ohio; the son of Mary and Stephen Hritz. He served in the US Air Force from February 1962 until January 1966. Ronald married Vivian Ella Syracuse on June 25, 1966 at St. Nicholas Greek Catholic Church in Detroit, Michigan. He worked for more than 30 years at General Motors in the photographic division and at the proving...
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Anthony J. Miceli, Jr.

December 24, 1955 - April 25, 2017

Anthony J. Miceli Jr., age 61 of Royal Oak, has gone to heaven April 25, 2017 to be with his mother Anne, his father Tony, his brother Peter, and his sister Cathy; Beloved husband of Robin; step father of Christopher; grand father of Conner and Cameron; uncle to Carla, Anthony, and Jennifer; brother in law to Karen, Linda, and Susan. Anthony was a graphic designer for Tweddle Group. He...
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Jeannine H. Hayman

September 2, 1931 - April 25, 2017

Jeannine "Jean" Helene Hayman, age 85 of Burtchville Township, passed away on April 25, 2017. She was born in Detroit on September 2, 1931; the daughter of Jack and Rosemary (nee Viviano) Orlando. An intelligent women, Jean was a professor of English at St. Clair Community College for 15 years. She retired at the age of 70. She loved nature and spending time on the water. She is dearly loved...
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Dorothy Ann Zink

April 21, 1926 - April 24, 2017

ZINK, Dorothy Ann (Byrne), Age 91, died April 24, 2017. Dorothy was the beloved wife of the late Thomas J. Zink; mother of Thomas (Margaret), Gerilyn Schiller, David (Judy); Grandmother of Thomas (Christina) Zink, Daniel (Lisa) Zink, Julie Schiller, Adam Schiller and Kathryn Schiller; Great-Grandmother of Parker, Grayson and Kalli Zink. Dorothy was born in Detroit, April 21, 1926. She was the...
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Arlie Ennie Woods, Jr.

November 15, 1922 - April 23, 2017

Mr. Arlie E. Woods Jr. "Woody", age 94, of Warren, went home to be with the Lord and join the love of his life, Catharine. Beloved husband of the late Catharine for 39 years; dear father of Craig Woods and late Sherrie Woods; Step father of Roger (the late Ellie) and Ray Newby. Woody was a man of character and lived by high principles. He was a "gentle" man who had a strong faith and was well...
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Yeng Vang

September 10, 1950 - April 20, 2017

Yeng Vang was born on September 10, 1950 in Xieng Khouang, Laos; the daughter of Neng Vang Her and Mai Ko Vue. She passed on Thursday, April 20, 2017 surrounded by her loved ones at her side. Yeng is a member of the Warren Hmong Alliance Church. She would spend hours outside fishing and gardening in her backyard. She also enjoyed shopping but loved to entertain for family and friends. Beloved...
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Joseph Maltese

September 18, 1923 - April 20, 2017

Joseph Maltese was born September 18th, 1923 in Detroit, Michigan to Frank and Madaline. Joseph passed away in Warren, Michigan at the age of 93. A true family man, Joseph adored his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and loved spending time with them. He was a long time member of Weight Watchers and very faithful to the program. Enjoying whatever sporting event was on TV and...
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Adeline Hilda Schnabel

October 22, 1919 - April 17, 2017

Adeline Hilda Schnabel, age 97, died on Monday, April 17, 2017. She was born on Wednesday, October 22, 1919 in Detroit, Michigan. She is the daughter of Josephine and Adolph Zachow. Adeline married Frank Albert Schnabel on April 27, 1946. Together they had three wonderful children. Adeline was an avid Tigers fan that loved to watch her favorite player Alex Avila. She loved horses even though she...
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Samantha Marlene Twork

May 13, 1991 - April 15, 2017

Samantha M. Twork, age 25, of Oxford and currently of Bloomfield Hills died April 15, 2017.Beloved daughter of Dan and Debra Twork; loving sister of Daniel and best friend and brother Austin; precious granddaughter of Sandra Munson and the late Henry. Private services were held
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Samantha Marlene Twork

May 13, 1991 - April 15, 2017

TWORK, Samantha M., Age 25 of Oxford, currently of Bloomfield Hills. Beloved daughter of Dan and Debra Twork, Loving sister of Daniel, and best friend and brother Austin. Precious granddaughter of Sandra Munson and the late Henry. Private services were held.
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Lois Hanna

September 19, 1928 - April 13, 2017

Lois Skupien Robinson Hanna died peacefully at home on Thursday, April 13, 2017 in Warren, Michigan. She was born on September 19, 1928 in Youngstown, Ohio, the daughter of Joseph and Zelda (nee Robinson) Skupien. She grew up the fourth of six siblings, and graduated from Altoona High School in Altoona, Pennsylvania. She was married to Theodore Fulton Hanna, Jr. in Ardmore, Pennsylvania on...
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Dawn Kosut

September 24, 1970 - April 13, 2017

Dawn Kosut, age 46, of Warren passed away April 13, 2017. She was born Sept. 24, 1970 in Detroit the daughter of John and Dolores E. (Moslak) Kosut. Dawn is the beloved mother of Austin and Devon Hembree; dear sister of Michelle (Tony) DiCicco, Denise Kosut, and the late Celine, Jackie, Johnny, Chris (Mary), and Jerry; also surviving are many nieces and nephews Dawn was a bartender at Alibi...
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Wendy Jelsone

September 28, 1966 - April 13, 2017

Wendy Jelsone, age 50 of Macomb and formerly of Roseville, passed away April 13, 2017. She was born in Yale, MI the daughter of Raymond and Gail (Richardson) Craig. She worked in the financial industry for 30 years. Wendy is the beloved fiancé of Troy Babisz; loving mother of Jake and Dylan; precious daughter of Raymond Craig and the late Gail; dear sister of Jason (Sandy) Craig; dear...
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Gilbert Louis LaCroix, Jr.

June 29, 1954 - April 13, 2017

Gilbert Louis LaCroix Jr. died on Thursday, April 13, 2017. He was born on Tuesday, June 29, 1954 in Detroit, Michigan. Gilbert is the proud owned of Gilbert's Painting Company and his business thrived based on his honesty and the respect he showed to others. Gilbert was a gentleman that would do anything for everyone. In his spare time, he loved to go fishing, hunting, and sing the song "Hurts...
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Joan Ellen Thomas

February 26, 1941 - April 12, 2017

Joan Ellen Thomas died on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 with family by her side. She was born on Sunday, February 26, 1941 in Detroit, Michigan; the daughter of Gertrude Elizabeth (nee Konrad) and Clyde Richard Randall. Joan is a member of the First Baptist Church of Eastpointe and the Sunshine Circle. Joan was funny and generous with her time and money with various charity activities throughout her...
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Helga E. Williford

January 30, 1925 - April 11, 2017

Helga E. Williford (formerly Albrecht) was born in Germany January 30, 1925. She moved to the United States with her parents as a young child and settled in the metro-Detroit region. Helga entered into rest April 11, 2017 in Roseville, Michigan. Helga enjoyed reading and would just fly through book after book, always ready to move onto the next one. She worked as a secretary before marrying the...
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Sonja J. Craner

December 30, 1939 - April 11, 2017

Sonja Janette Craner, age 77 of Hazel Park, passed away April 11, 2017. She was born in Detroit on December 30, 1939; the daughter of Burt Carl and Nora Elizabeth (nee Thurston) Sunde. Sonja spent most of her life devoted to her family as a homemaker. Her dedication to helping family was also evident in the years she spent working with her sisters and nieces at their family restaurant, Sunde's...
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Jin Nung Lee

April 20, 1928 - April 11, 2017

Jin Nung Lee was born April 20, 1928 in China to Hung and Kim Lee. He entered into rest April 11, 2017 in Warren, Michigan. Jin was a simple and quite man who loved his family dearly. He leaves behind his wife Mee, and two children William and Betty. A visitation for Jin will be held Monday April 17th from 2:00 PM until 5:00 PM at A.H Peters Funeral Home, 32000 Schoenherr Rd. (at Masonic- 13 ...
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Patricia L. Bandy

July 4, 1943 - April 10, 2017

Patricia Lillian (nee Kaminski) Bandy, age 73 of Warren, passed away April 10, 2017. She was born in Detroit on July 4, 1943; the daughter of Alexander Joseph and Mae Bee (Nee Houser) Kaminski. Pat will be remembered for being the life of the party. Always a riot, Pat would do anything for a laugh. Her loyalty extends beyond her 30 years as a clerk at the Berkley Post Office. Her family was...
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Richard John Mayer

August 21, 1947 - April 8, 2017

MAYER, Richard John, April 8th, 2017, Age 69 of Fraser. Dearest husband of Marie and loving father of Alan and Amanda. Richard is also survived by his brother, Jim. Son of the late John and Sophia. Richard was an avid Bridge player in life and a member of the 3M Bridge Club. Mr. Mayer also retired after a long career with General Dynamics. A funeral service will be celebrated on Friday...
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Bruce Alan Ludwig

May 30, 1952 - April 8, 2017

Bruce Alan Ludwig died on Saturday, April 8, 2017 with family by his side. He was born on May 30, 1952 in Detroit, Michigan; the son of Floyd and Marge Ludwig. Bruce worked for many years as a machinist, plant manager, quality control manager, and a purchasing engineer. He is a member of Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church in Warren, Michigan. He enjoyed a good game of golf and loved to go...
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Charles E. Hepner

December 12, 1940 - April 6, 2017

Charles Edward Hepner, age 76 of Sterling Heights, passed away April 6, 2017. He was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on December 12, 1940; the son of Warren and Theodosia (nee Wente) Hepner. An educated man, Charles received his Masters degree from Wayne State University. From there, he went on to work as a Computer Programmer for the General Motors Tech Center and then retired from EDS in Auburn...
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Robert Krueger

August 28, 1936 - April 5, 2017

Krueger, Robert "Bob", Age 80, April 5, 2017. Dearest Husband of Edna for the past 56 years. Loving father of Paula (Alan) Wehner, Laura, and Rob. Robert is also survived by his siblings Carol (Frank) Selewski and Ellen Paquin. Robert is predeceased in death by his son Denis and sister Kathy. A visitation will be held at the A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 32000 Schoenherr Road, Warren, MI on...
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Kenneth M. DeRouin

June 23, 1969 - April 4, 2017

Mr. Kenneth M. DeRouin, 47, of Eastpointe, died April 4, 2017. Beloved son of Starr and Don Frandle; dear brother of Kriss (Debbie) DeRouin and Kevin (Michelle) DeRouin; dear uncle of the late Joshua, Jacob, and Kyle; dear nephew of several aunts and uncles. The family will receive friends Friday 2-9 pm at A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 32000 Schoenherr at Masonic (13 1/2 mile) Warren.
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Elaine Florence DeFever

February 24, 1930 - April 4, 2017

Elaine Florence DeFever, age 87, died on Tuesday, April 4, 2017. She was born on February 24, 1930 in Detroit, MI. She is the daughter of the late Wilfrid and Martina LeDuc. Elaine was a gregarious woman who loved parties and dancing and held her family and friends very near and dear to her. Beloved wife of the late Barney Hallman, Paul Uzdill, and Raymond DeFever. Loving mother of Barney (Darla...
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Gerald Patrick Thomas

March 28, 1940 - April 2, 2017

Gerald Patrick Thomas was born March 28, 1940 in Detroit, Michigan to Robert and Madeline (Nee Koviak). He grew up in the Metro-Detroit area, and enjoyed 33 years working for Variety Food Service. He entered into rest April 2, 2017 at his home in Warren, Michigan. Gerald was known as "Jerry" by his work friends and "Pat" by his family, two halves of the same strong and adventurous gentleman. He...
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Margaret C. Lago

September 25, 1919 - March 30, 2017

LAGO, Margaret C., Age 97, March 30, 2017. Dearest wife of the late Arthur. Loving mother of Margaret, Nancy, Judy and Kenneth. Proud grandmother of 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be celebrated on Tuesday April 4th at Noon at the A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 32000 Schoenherr Rd., Warren, MI with memorial visitation from 10 AM...
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Janet-Louise P. Porzondek

May 25, 1941 - March 29, 2017

Janet-Louise Patricia Porzondek (nee Hart), age 75 of Clinton Township, passed away March 29, 2017. She was born in Detroit on May 25, 1941; the daughter of James and Lilian (nee Strong) Hart. Janet's greatest passion was her family. Her devotion and support for them was unwavering. She adored her grandchildren immensely and her pride was evident in her dedication to them. Janet and her...
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Dora Caputo

August 17, 1918 - March 28, 2017

Mrs. Dora Caputo, age 98, passed away March 28, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Henry; loving mother of James (Sandy) and Kathryn Fargo-Hughes; proud grandmother of Jamie Caputo, and Katlin Dolin (Andy); cherished great grandmother of Kiley and Adalyn Dolin; dear aunt of Flo Fielhauer, Marge Michielutti, and Rom Caroselli; also survived by several other nieces and nephews. Dora was fun loving,...
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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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