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Cynthia A. Mathison

April 23, 1956 - December 9, 2017

Cynthia A. Mathison passed away December 9, 2017 at the age of 61.Loving wife of Pete for 39 years. Beloved sister of Diane (Bruce) Marble, Marilyn (Terry) Lindsey, Phillip Goll, and Daniel (Kathy) Goll. Loving aunt of Brendan, Evelyn, Andrew, Alexis, Kimberly, Christine, Rachel, Jennifer (Matan), Jessica, Jacob (Whitney), and Jonathan. Great-aunt of Hailey, Aviv, and Jacqueline. Cynthia is also...
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Marilyn Gertrude Young

March 5, 1928 - December 9, 2017

Marilyn Gertrude Young passed away December 9, 2017 at the age of 89.Wife of the late A. Ross Young. Beloved mother of Loreena (James) Parks, Janice (Michael) O'Kray, Kirk (Susan) Young, and Brian (Barbra) Young. Cherished grandmother of 8 and great-grandmother of 22. Dear sister of Peggy Langan, the late Patsy O'Neill, the late Eileen O'Neil, the late Michael O'Neill and the late Agnes O'Neill...
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Yvonne Elaine Frederick

February 28, 1935 - December 3, 2017

Yvonne E. (Rapley) FrederickAge 82, of Livonia, passed on Sunday, December 3, 2017.Beloved wife of Marvin for 53 years. Loving mother of Lorella and Kurt. She will also be missed by extended family and friends. Active with Ward Church for many years. She was preceded in death by her parents Birchard and Mary Luella (Inches) Rapley. Visitation Thursday 4 - 8pm at Harry J. Will Funeral Home...
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Stella Kazmierczuk

July 2, 1919 - December 2, 2017

Beloved wife of the late Frank. Loving mother of Frank and Richard. Dear grandmother of 5.
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Veikko Sandell

September 21, 1932 - November 30, 2017

Veikko R. Sandell, age 85, passed away on Thursday, November 30, 2017. Born and raised in Kaleva, Michigan to the late Martin and Toni Sandell. Cherished brother of Ruth, Bill, and the late Armas, Hazel, Ed, and Thelma. Beloved husband of Gertha for 61 wonderful years. Loving father of Alan Sandell and Beth (Dan) Carpenter. Dearest grandfather of Alan Sandell Jr., Lauren (Terance) Bozman, Alyssa...
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Gerald C. Hoskins

November 30, 1926 - November 30, 2017

Age 91Beloved husband of the late Rexene. Loving father of the late Jerry (Shari), Rex (Nancy), the late Kal (Debbie) and Ty (Lisa). Cherished grandfather of 10. Dear brother of the Gary, Sherry and the late Jeanie. He will also be missed by his extended family and friends. Retired from Ford Motor Company. Gerald was a proud Navy Veteran of WWII. Visitation Wednesday 10 am until the time of...
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Mary Olivero

January 1, 1933 - November 28, 2017

Born 1-1-1933 Born to Eternal Life 11-28-2017Mary Olivero, was born January 1, 1933 in Detroit. Her parents Francesco and Virginia were born in northern Italy near Turin. Francesco came to America in the early 1920's to work in coal mines in western Pennsylvania. He went back to Gravere to marry his sweetheart, Virginia, and they returned to America and settled in Detroit in...
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Christopher Thomas Barker

February 26, 1963 - November 27, 2017

Christopher Thomas Barker Age 54Beloved son of Yvonne and the late Edward. Loving brother of Yvette and Kirk. Dearest grandson of Alice. Cherished uncle of Russell and Noell. Chris will also be missed by his aunts, uncles and friends. Visitation Saturday 10 am until time of service at 12 pm at Harry J. Will Funeral Home 37000 Six Mile Rd. in Livonia. Interment Michigan Memorial Park in Flat Rock....
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Fernando Melonio

July 21, 1925 - November 26, 2017

Fernando Melonio passed away November 26, 2017 at the age of 92. Beloved husband of Angela for 69 years. Loving father of Walter (Donna), Enrica, and Sandra (Steven) Kaip. Grandfather of Michael, Julie (Brandon) Forth, Matthew, Joseph, Justin Heaton, and Emily, Rachel, and Jason Kaip. Great-grandfather of Carter. Predeceased by his siblings Andrea, Caterina, Mario, Dante, and Genesina. Visitation...
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Larry Thomas Woloszyk

October 8, 1954 - November 24, 2017

Larry Thomas Woloszyk, age 63, passed away Friday, November 24, 2017. He was the beloved husband of Colleen for 40 years. Loving father to David (Lisette), Patrick (Lora), Leah (Scott), and Lauren (Jason). Son of the late Albin and Frances. Son in law to Mary Mauvis and the late Bernard. Dear brother of Kenny (Nancy), Carolyn (Larry), Mike (Jan), Paul (Maureen), and Sharon (John). Brother in law...
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Guadalupe Juana Zamora

June 21, 1931 - November 24, 2017

Guadalupe Juana Zamora passed away November 24, 2017 at the age of 86. Beloved mother of Ana (Joseph) Gordon and Mario (Kim) Zamora. Loving grandmother of Marisa (K.C.) Huchendorf, Ashley (Kyle) Garringer, Antonio Zamora, and Valerie Zamora. She is also survived by many dear friends at the Plymouth Inn Assisted Living. Guadalupe enjoyed gardening and was an amazing cook. She was very proud of her...
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Adeline Carol Pietrzyk

January 17, 1928 - November 23, 2017

Adeline Carol Pietrzyk passed away November 23, 2017 at the age of 89. Loving wife of the late Raymond "Larry." Beloved mother of Carolyn (the late Jack) Reynolds, Kenneth (Mary) Pietrzyk, and Gale Edelen. Cherished grandmother of Aaron, James, Melissa, Alex, Elizabeth, Samantha, and Lillie. Dear great-grandmother of Colton, Addison, Gavin, and Harrison. Adeline was predeceased by 6 of her...
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John Robert Roe

November 14, 1935 - November 23, 2017

John "Jack" Roe passed away November 23, 2017 at the age of 82. Beloved husband of Joanne. Loving father of Kimberlee (Bob) Tomaszewski, John (Lee Ann) Roe, and Jamie (Liz) Roe. Dear grandfather of Daniel, Josh, Lindsey, Jake, Olivia, and Mia and great-grandfather of Lukas, Grace, Kinley, and Carter. Jack is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Albert...
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Silvester Guarnelo

December 31, 1929 - November 22, 2017

Silvester Guarnelo passed away November 22, 2017 at the age of 87. Loving husband of the late Cora Mae. Beloved father of Mary (Ralph) Humphlett, Linda Whitenburg, and Stanley Guarnelo. Dear grandfather of Ralph (Terri), Brett, Hillary, Sarah, and Travis. Great-grandfather of Presley, Deyton, and Brett Jr. Silvester was predeceased by eight brothers and three sisters and is survived by his sister...
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Gladys Mack Pirronello

September 10, 1917 - November 22, 2017

Mack Pirronello, Gladys Age 100Beloved wife of the late George Mack and the late Frank Pirronello. Loving mother of Pat (Yvonne) Mack. Cherished grandmother of 4. Great grandmother of 5 and great great grandmother of 4. Visitation Sunday 5-9 pm at Harry J. Will Funeral Home 37000 Six Mile Rd. Funeral service Monday 10:00 am at the funeral home. Memorial contributions appreciate to St. Jude...
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Dolores M. Miller

July 7, 1931 - November 22, 2017

Dolores M., age 86, passed away on November 22, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Willard R. Dear mother of the late Ronald. Loving grandmother of Danielle (Scott) Wietecha, Jami (Matthew) Tunstall, and Stephen Miller. Cherished great-grandmother of Gavin Tunstall and Sawyer Wietecha. Loving sister of Lois, Richard, Rosemond, and the late Brian and Joel. Dearest friend of Gloria Gauss. Mother-in-law...
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Phyllis A. McCann

October 28, 1930 - November 21, 2017

McCann, Phyllis age 87 of Plymouth November 21, 2017. Beloved wife of Gerald. Loving mother of Daniel (Lori) and the late Michael. Dear grandmother of Leland, Kelly, Kevin and Olivia. Memorial Gathering on Monday, November 27th from 3-9pm with a Memorial Service at 6:30pm at Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 Six Mile Rd. in Livonia. Share a memory at harryjwillfuneralhome.com
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June E. Wendt

June 29, 1918 - November 21, 2017

June E. Wendt passed away November 21, 2017 at the age of 99. Loving wife of the late Harold. Beloved mother of Harold (Ann), Patricia (Phillip) Seibert, and Douglas (Carol). Cherished grandmother of Deborah, Barbara (Rick), Jeanette, David (Katrina), Jonathan (Wendi-Jo), Timothy (Lisa), and Katherine. Dear great-grandmother of 11 and great-great-grandmother of 7. June was predeceased by her...
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Macey Jordan Flaishans

October 1, 1992 - November 20, 2017

Macey Jordan Flaishans passed away November 20, 2017 at the age of 25. Beloved daughter of Mike and Lori. Cherished sister of Amanda and Michael. Dear granddaughter of Ronald and Joyce Osler, Karen Flaishans, the late Jeanne Flaishans and the late James Flaishans . Macey is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and dear friends. She loved her dogs Jaxon and Samson very much...
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Jean Marie Ratchford

February 6, 1929 - November 19, 2017

Jean Marie Ratchford passed away November 19, 2017. Beloved wife of Lloyd. Loving mother of Kathleen (Timothy) Clegg, William (Kathryn), Michael (Cindy), Robert, and Patricia (Philip) Dennis. Dear grandmother of Kelly, Stephen, Katie, and Erin and great-grandmother of Jack, Bryce, Brynn, and Colin. Jean had a special love of family and friends. She had a zest for life that included volunteering...
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Lee Ann Doak

June 13, 1941 - November 19, 2017

Lee Ann Doak, age 76 of Livonia, Michigan died November 19, 2017. She was born on June 13, 1941 in Toledo, Ohio to the late Donald and Martha Harbaugh. Lee married the love of her life Chester H. Doak on June 23, 1962. Lee is survived by 2 loving children: Tammy Doak and Scott Doak. She is the cherished grandmother of Bradley (Kyla) Doak. Lee is the dear sister of Donna (Tom) Bottles. She will be...
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Donald Eugene Yakuber

July 28, 1939 - November 17, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Harry J Will Funeral Homes, Livonia, MI.
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Charlene Evelyn Sweeney Collins

July 11, 1937 - November 16, 2017

Charlene Evelyn Sweeney Collins Age 80Beloved wife of Jack for 60 years. Loving mother of Kim Millen (Robert), Kerri Collins (Keith Hom), Lori Collins (Robert Pruchnik) and Jack Collins (Heather). Cherished grandmother of Robert (Heather), Jason, Alison, Daniel, Michael, Justin, Jackson, Samantha and Reese. Predeceased by her parents Charles and Florence Sweeney and her siblings Marie, Gloria,...
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Akram Michael Khoury

October 2, 1961 - November 14, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Harry J Will Funeral Homes, Livonia, MI.
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Jill Louise Heersink

July 22, 1957 - November 14, 2017

Jill Louise Heersink passed away November 14, 2017 at the age of 60. Beloved wife of Brian. Loving mother of Jillian, Ian, and Ryan. Cherished sister of Lynn (George) Mazich, Amy (Greg) Rivard, and the late Michael (Stella Peltier). Jill is also survived by many loving cousins, aunts, and uncles. Visitation Friday, November 17 from 3-8pm at Harry J. Will Funeral Home 37000 Six Mile Rd in Livonia....
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Dorothy Mae Starnes

November 6, 1929 - November 13, 2017

Dorothy Mae Starnes was born Dorothy Mae Ralls in Attalla, Alabama on November 06, 1929 to Irene Virginia Ralls and Jim Turner. She accepted Jesus Christ at a very early age and was baptized at Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Attalla, Alabama. As a young girl she learned how to cook, sew and garden exceptionally well. She developed a great love of the outdoors.Dorothy also, excelled in music and...
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Joseph Charles Charnawskas

April 4, 1930 - November 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Harry J Will Funeral Homes, Livonia, MI.
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Donald Robert Schaffer

October 9, 1934 - November 13, 2017

Donald R. Schaffer passed away November 13, 2017 at the age of 83. Beloved husband of Joyce. Loving father of Paul (Lucy) Schaffer and Daniel Schaffer. Dear grandfather of Kevin, Nicole, Bryan, and Kelly. Cherished brother of Anne (Wendell) Hamlin and the late Joseph (Sherry) Schaffer. Donald graduated from Henry Ford Trade School in 1952. He worked as a designer at Ford Motor Company for 38...
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Emile Souleiman Al Homsi

June 16, 1927 - November 4, 2017

Emile Souleiman Al Homsi passed away November 4, 2017 at the age of 90. Loving husband of the late Juliette. Beloved father of Nabil Emile (Monique) Homsi, Gilda (Jean) Azzi, Roweena (George) Bassim, and Eli Homsi. Proud grandfather of 6. Emile was predeceased by his parents Said and Moutadela and by his 11 siblings. In 1997, Emile immigrated to the United States from Lebanon as a Christian...
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Doris Lorraine Bonkowski

September 4, 1927 - November 4, 2017

Bonkowski, Doris Lorraine Age 90Predeceased by her husband Arthur Bonkowski.Beloved mother of Carol Burk (Thomas) and Terry and Brian (Rebecca). Dearest sister of Marjorie Robins. Cherished grandmother of Jason Burk (Shelly), Dan Burk (Rebekah), Tommy Burk, Adam Bonkowski (Carolina), Andrew Bonkowski, Luke Bonkowski. Great grandmother of Trevor, Meadow, Claire and Aiden.Visitation Thursday 3-8 pm...
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Ki Wook Kim

December 29, 1993 - November 3, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Harry J Will Funeral Homes, Livonia, MI.
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Lawrence Michael Grijak

January 6, 1953 - November 3, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Harry J Will Funeral Homes, Livonia, MI.
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Ingeborg Blum Schneider

May 3, 1940 - November 2, 2017

Ingeborg Carl Blum Schneider passed away peacefully at the age of 77 in Farmington Hills, Michigan on November 2nd, when she lost her battle with Alzheimer's Disease. She was preceded in death by her parents Adolf and Martha (Heitmann) Carl, her loving husbands Major Andrew John Blum and Professor George Schneider, Jr., her brother Wolfgang Carl, and her nephew Michael Carl. Inge is survived...
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Donald Earl Gorton

March 6, 1926 - November 2, 2017

Donald E. Gorton, of Livonia, beloved husband of Doris A (Fitzgerald) of 68 years, WWII Navy veteran, former Professor of Accounting at Wayne State University, avid golfer, traveler and lifelong learner, passed away peacefully Thursday morning, November 2, 2017 at the age of 91. Don and Doris were blessed to be the parents of Marjorie (Michael) Eckert, Constance (Steve) Gorton, Donald (Patricia)...
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Helen Caroline Horner

July 19, 1932 - November 2, 2017

Helen Caroline Horner Age 85Beloved wife of the late Stuart James Horner. Loving mother of Deborah Ann (Bruce) Potts, Kathleen Jo (Craig) O'Donnell, Nancy Elizabeth (Paul) Hildebrand and Janet Lynn (Bruce) Deane. Cherished grandmother of Jason, Traci, Adam, Justin, Kate, Robin, Heidi, Ryan and Caroline. Great grandmother of Kaleb, Samuel, Ella, Aston, Tucker, Colt and William. Visitation Sunday...
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Frances Humphrey

April 20, 1916 - November 1, 2017

Humphrey, Frances Age 101Born April 20, 1916 in Cleveland, OH. Beloved wife of the late James Humphrey. Loving mother of Joy Humphrey Rose (Tim Rose). Cherished cousin of Hazeljean Adams. Dearest friend of Jessica Stchur. Donations in memory of Frances can be made to James H. Humphrey Graduate Student Published Research Award at the University of Maryland School of Public Health. http://giving...
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Jeffrey Burt Vandeveer

April 2, 1963 - November 1, 2017

Vandeveer, Jeffrey Burt Age 54Beloved brother of Julia (Kelly) Rende, Joel, and Jon (Rebecca). Dear uncle to Brooklyn and Justin. Great uncle to Isabella and Veronica. Memorial service Saturday November 4, 2017 at 1:00 pm in the Chapel of Cherry Hill Presbyterian Church in Dearborn. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions appreciated to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
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Donna Gae Pelto

October 22, 1940 - October 31, 2017

Donna G. Pelto passed away October 31, 2017 at the age of 77. Loving wife of the late John Pelto Sr. Beloved mother of Becky (Dave) Petrie, Cheryl Pelto, the late Sandy Pelto, and the late John Pelto Jr. Dear grandmother of Kelsey Pelto and Gary Petrie. Proud great-grandmother of Kennedy. Cherished sister of Tim (Kathy) Rice. Visitation Friday, November 3 from 3-8pm at Harry J. Will Funeral Home...
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Roger Stewart Sheldon

November 1, 1925 - October 28, 2017

Sheldon, Roger "Shelly" Age 91 Veteran of the United States Navy. Beloved husband of Liz for 24 years. Loving father of Pam (Dave), Cindy (Wally), and the late Linda (the late Mike). Cherished grandfather and great grandfather. Shelly is also survived by the loving Bowdell family. He will be missed by his friends and relatives.
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Richard Murray Johnson

September 17, 1926 - October 26, 2017

Richard Murray Johnson, Livonia, MichiganUnited States Marine Corps. Veteran WWII, Retired Police Sergeant, Chief of Security Hyatt Regency Dearborn and Manager of Security Greenfield Village Henry Ford Museum.Richard M. (aka Dick) Johnson served with the Fifth and Second Marine Division during WWII. Upon returning home from the service he went back to Northwestern High School to finish his...
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Ronald Victor Favot

January 4, 1939 - October 25, 2017

Ronald Victor Favot Age 78Beloved husband of Valeria for 57 years. Loving father of Derrick, Ronald, Dean and Lisa (Antonio Sapia). Cherished grandfather of 9. Great grandfather of 1. Visitation Friday 4-9 pm with an evening prayer service at 7 pm at Harry J. Will Funeral Home 37000 Six Mile Rd. in Livonia. Funeral Saturday, in state 9:30 am until the time of Mass at 10:00 am at St. Colette...
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Lewis Bevan Caves

July 20, 1932 - October 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Harry J Will Funeral Homes, Livonia, MI.
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Athanasios Vergos

July 12, 1928 - October 25, 2017

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Joey Dewitt Rudd

October 13, 1946 - October 23, 2017

Joe Dewitt Rudd passed away unexpectedly on October 23, 2017 at the age of 71. Beloved father of Melanie (Bobby) Garza and Eric Rudd. Loving grandfather of Bobby Garza Jr., Dominic Garza, and Kaylee Rudd. Dear brother of Rachel (Wally) Moody and the late Judy Rudd. Joe retired from Ford Motor Company after 46 years of service.A Private Memorial Service will be held at a later date.
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Leo Michael Kalota

October 20, 1928 - October 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Harry J Will Funeral Homes, Livonia, MI.
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Mary A. Kuchciak

January 7, 1939 - October 23, 2017

Mary A. Kuchciak passed away October 23, 2017 at the age of 78. Loving wife of the late Teddy Daniel Kuchciak. Beloved mother of Sharon (Larry) Beardsley, Paula Kuchciak, Kimberly Kuchciak, Daniel Kuchciak, Cheryl (Scott) Boulanger, and Roxanne Kuchciak. Cherished grandmother of Dawnn (Derek), Ryan (Jennifer), Dustin, Shannon, Roger Jr., Sean, Dylan, Sherry, and Emilie. Dear great-grandmother of...
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Judith Elaine Ickes

March 9, 1938 - October 23, 2017

Judith Elaine Ickes passed away October 23, 2017 at the age of 79. Beloved wife of Walter for 58 years. Loving mother of Penni-Lynn Foley, Walter Jr., and Bill (Juliet). Cherished grandmother of Kristin (Steven) Dennison, Meghan Foley, Forrest, Madeleine, and Jillian. Great-grandmother of Autumn, Alora, and Alaric Dennison. Dear sister of Joan Raphael and the late Patricia Capella. Judith enjoyed...
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Stephen Benedict Hodorek

February 15, 1925 - October 23, 2017

Visitation Wednesday October 25, 2017 from 3:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Harry J. Will Funeral Home 37000 Six Mile Rd. in Livonia. Funeral service Thursday October 26, 2017, in state 10:00 am until the time of service at 11:00 am at Faith Bible Church 34541 Five Mile Rd. Livonia, MI 48154. Memorial contributions appreciated to the church in Stephen's honor.
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Marguerite Joann Klein

April 26, 1939 - October 22, 2017

Marguerite Joann Klein passed away October 22, 2017 at the age of 78. Loving sister of Marietta (Dave) Henderson, Erdine (Eric) Kanarr, the late Marian (John) Tyer, and the late Earl Klein. Beloved aunt of Charis (Bob) Cunningham, Jeff (Janet) Tyer, Heather Rivera, Ted Henderson, Tom (Jennifer) Henderson, Kristen Johnson, Jennifer (Dan) Hendrick, and Kimberly (Chad) Reich. Marguerite is also...
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Sid Shahin

June 19, 1923 - October 22, 2017

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Irene Eva Hedge

July 17, 1931 - October 19, 2017

HEDGE, Irene Eva nee Moldovan86 of Livonia, formerly of Venice, FL passed away on October 19. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who loved her family, gardening and was very artistically inclined. Her husband, William, and her were married for 60 years prior to his passing in 2012. She is survived by her daughters Sandra (Gregory) Young of Northville, Deborah Hedge of...
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Genevieve Theresa Dycio

May 9, 1924 - October 19, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Harry J Will Funeral Homes, Livonia, MI.
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Erin Elizabeth Hoover

January 25, 1979 - October 18, 2017

Erin Elizabeth Hoover was born in Muskegon, Michigan to Deborah Ann Hoover on January 25th, 1979. This small family moved to the Detroit area to be nearer to Erin's maternal Aunt Beth, a woman who was always like a second mother to Erin. Combined with the uniquely nurturing relationship between Debbie and Beth, a lifelong bond developed that was the basis of Erin's strong, compassionate, gentle...
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Jean Mary Meredith

June 26, 1934 - October 17, 2017

Meredith, Jean Age 83Beloved wife of Al Meredith for 63 years. Loving mother of Suzanne, Thomas (Debbie) and Dianne (David) August. Cherished grandmother of Ryan (Ashley), Lauren (Chris), Tom, Tim, Samantha, Alissa, Jennifer and Aaron. Great grandmother of Lilianna. Dear sister of Loretta Raymond and Theresa Spaniola.Visitation Friday 3-9 pm with a Rosary at 7:30 pm at Harry J. Will Funeral Home...
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Violet Virginia Mix

August 28, 1923 - October 17, 2017

Violet Virginia Mix Age 94Beloved wife of the late James Donald Mix. Loving mother of Jerry Donald Mix (the late Sherry Mix), Karen Gail Mix-Glenn (the late Bobby Glenn) and Cynthia Aline Mix-Reed Olthof (Henry G. Olthof Jr.). Cherished grandmother of 6. Great grandmother of 18 and great -great grandmother of 2. Visitation Sunday 12 pm until the time of service at 4 pm at Harry J. Will Funeral...
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Ronald Joseph Caramagno

November 10, 1943 - October 17, 2017

Ronald Joseph Caramagno, age 73, passed away suddenly on October 17, 2017. He is the beloved husband of Rita. He is survived by his 4 loving children and 8 grandchildren. More recently, his family grew adding 2 more children and 3 grandchildren. Visitation Saturday, October 21, from 3:30-8pm and Sunday, October 22, from 12-8pm , at Harry J. Will Funeral Home 37000 Six Mile Rd, Livonia. Funeral...
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Bruce Andrew Benz

January 16, 1949 - October 16, 2017

Bruce Andrew Benz passed away October 16, 2017 at the age of 68. Loving husband of Sandie for 49 years. Beloved father of Kimberly (Jeffrey) Mussen, Kelly (Andrew) Mussen, and the late Kurt Benz. Proud Papa of Joshua, Addison, Jacob, Tyler, Olivia, and Benjamin. Dear brother of Robert Benz, Charlotte (David) VanRyckeghem, Noe Siuta and brother-in-law of Susan (Gerry) Large. Bruce enjoyed the...
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Donald William Zapotny

August 3, 1936 - October 14, 2017

Donald William Zapotny Sr. was born on August 3, 1936 in Ellengton Twp, Michigan. He was the first child of the late Carl and Louise Zapotny. Raised in Detroit, Donald completed school and went onto learn the trade of pipefitting and steam fitting.In 1962 he married the love of his life, Marion, at St. John Ukrainian Church in Detroit. Shortly afterward the couple moved to Dearborn Heights and...
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Charlene Marie Jennings

November 8, 1941 - October 13, 2017

Charlene Marie Jennings passed away unexpectedly on October 13, 2017 at the age of 75. Beloved wife of Duane for 55 years. Loving mother of Tracey (Mark) Hartsough, Jennine (Todd) Senkbeil, David Jennings, and Darrin (Laura) Jennings. Cherished grandmother of Jenny (Zachary), Josef, Rachel, Lauren, Tyler, Kaila, Alyssa, Zac, and Christa. Proud great-grandmother of Anika and Audrey. Dear sister of...
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William Stanley Blasses

January 17, 1928 - October 11, 2017

William S. Blasses passed away October 11, 2017 at the age of 88. He was born on December 17, 1928. William was the beloved husband of Vivian R. for 57 years. Loving father of William (Cynthia), Gregory (Gwen), Julie (Bradley) Berger, and Matthew (Christine). Cherished grandfather of 8 and great-grandfather of 4. Memorial gathering, Tuesday, October 17 from 4-8pm at Harry J. Will Funeral Home,...
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DeAnna Joyce Garrett

December 1, 1937 - October 7, 2017

DeAnna Joyce Garrett was born on December 1, 1937 in Detroit, Michigan to Hattie and Otto Kemp. She had four brothers Milton, Erwin, Thomas and Alvin Kemp. DeAnna married Doutsie Garrett in August of 1955. She was a devoted wife for 56 years, mother to her six children, and a wonderful grandmother to her eight grandkids and four great grandkids. Over the years, DeAnna enjoyed traveling with...
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William Otto Borgman

January 10, 1936 - October 6, 2017

William Otto Borgman died peacefully surrounded by family Friday evening, October 6, 2017 at the age of 81, William was born on January 10, 1936, in Detroit, MI, to William Joseph and Jane Borgman. William is survived by four daughters: Denise Lawrence of South Lyon, Diane (Jon) Stevens of Lewiston, Donna Kramer of Howell, Darlene Borgman of Livonia, Six Grand Children: Jason (Evelyn) Lawrence,...
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Peter Lawrence Bommarito

June 23, 1954 - October 6, 2017

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Francis Michael Olschanski

August 22, 1946 - October 4, 2017

Olschanski, Francis (Frank) M. Age 71Beloved husband of Maureen for 51 years. Loving father of Mark (Laura), Tim (Amy) and Charlie (Julia). Dearest papa(o) of Stephen, Kassandra, Sara, Catherine and Kayla. Visitation Sunday 1-9 pm with a 7 pm Rosary at Harry J. Will Funeral Home 37000 Six Mile Rd. in Livonia. Funeral Monday, in state at 9:30 am until the time of Mass at 10:00 am at St. Colette...
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Robert James Jahnke

July 5, 1927 - September 29, 2017

Robert (Bob) James Jahnke, 90, passed away Friday, September 29, 2017, joining the love of his life, Carole, in heaven. Bob was born July 5, 1927 in Detroit to Carl & Theresa Jahnke. He served in the Navy during both World War II and the Korean War (during which he served on a LST). While stationed on Whidbey Island Naval Air Station, he met his best friend & soulmate, Carole Jensen. ...
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Martin F. Rosol

February 23, 1930 - September 26, 2017

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Gail Jean Paterik

August 24, 1946 - September 23, 2017

Gail was born and raised in Detroit. After Ford High School, she went to Hope College where she met her beloved husband, David and they were married in 1969. Gail has a teaching degree and taught on and off over the years. Much of this was substitute work. She was active in her church, teaching the children and caring for the elderly. She eventually turned care-giving into a career. Gail loved to...
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Sidney Ernest Combs

January 7, 1925 - September 22, 2017

Combs, Sidney E., age 92, passed away on September 22, 2017. Beloved husband of the late Lorraine. Cherished father of Scott (Pauline) Combs and Lori Anne (David) Bronson. Loving grandfather of Briana, Scott, Taylor, Chandler, Max, and Evan. Survived by his sister, Norma Cotton, and preceded in death by siblings Sadie Combs, Mabel Hudson, Kathryn Vaughn, Peggy Robinson, and Col. Louise Crowley....
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Timothy Brian Baibak

June 14, 1950 - September 20, 2017

Timothy Brian Baibak passed away September 20, 2017 at the age of 67. Cherished husband of Christine for 30 years. Loving father of Brian and Dylan. Dear brother of Gerri (Joe) McIntosh, Dan (Suzen) and uncle of Steven and Andrew. Tim proudly worked for Ford for over 30 years and enjoyed cooking, golf and was an avid U of M fan.Services were private, but memorial contributions are suggested to...
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Roy William Schlick

December 23, 1928 - September 20, 2017

Roy William Schlick Age 89Beloved husband of the late Doris Marie Schlick. Father of William Edward Schlick, the late Karen Marie Schlick and the late Terrie Marie Schlick. Father in law of Patricia Ann Schlick. Grandfather to Francine (Paul) Ross, Steven (Audrey) Schlick and Catherine (Joe) Smith. Great grandfather to Tyler, Nathan, Doris and Carmen.Visitation Monday September 25th from 1-9 pm...
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Leona Marie Pipa

February 19, 1930 - September 18, 2017

Leona Marie Pipa, age 87, passed away on September 18, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Michael. Loving mother of Michael Andrew (deceased), Judi, Karan, Mark, and Michele (Vince). Cherished grandmother of Alex, Andrea, and Michael. She will be missed by all who knew her. Visitation Thursday, September 21, from 4-8pm (Rosary 7pm) at Harry J. Will Funeral Home 37000 Six Mile Rd, Livonia. Funeral...
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Vance Daly Powell

April 10, 1945 - September 16, 2017

Dr. Vance Daly Powell Jr. was born in New York, New York on April 10, 1945 to Vance Daly Sr. and Josina Powell. He passed away peacefully, surrounded by family at his home, Botsford Hospital, Farmington Hills, Michigan on September 16, 2017 at the age of 72. Beloved husband of the late Dawn (d. 2012). Loving dad of Vance Daly (Karen) Powell III and Shannon (Joe) Fritchley. Dear stepfather of...
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Margaret Norton

July 9, 1922 - September 16, 2017

Margaret Norton passed away September 16, 2017 at the age of 95. Loving wife of the late Francis for 59 years. Beloved mother of Thomas F. Norton, Jacquelyn L. (Dale E. Tomkins) Lada, Robert J. Norton, and the late Elizabeth M. Beauchamp. Cherished grandmother of Lindsey M. Chapman and Kathryn M. Lada. Margaret worked as a secretary at Link Engineering in Detroit. She enjoyed traveling, spending...
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Sally Leona Fournier

September 2, 1934 - September 13, 2017

Sally Leona Fournier was born on September 2, 1934 in Saginaw, Michigan to the late Harry and Erma Milwrick. She passed away on September 13, 2017 in Livonia, Michigan at the age of 83.Sally's proudest accomplishment in life was her family. She loved being a mom and was active in her children's lives serving as PTA president while they were in school. She also helped enrich the lives of other...
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Suzanne Lauster

June 26, 1947 - September 12, 2017

Suzanne "Sue" Lauster passed away September 12, 2017 at the age of 70. Loving wife of the late Richard. Beloved mother of Jeff (Nancy Chinonis) and the late T.J. Dear sister of the late Raymond F Fox Jr. Cherished sister-in-law of Tim and Noreen Lauster. Sue is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.Sue earned an Associate's Degree from Henry Ford College and worked at Prudential for 30...
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William Christopher Maczuga

August 8, 1950 - September 11, 2017

Maczuga. William "Bill" , age 67, of Brighton, formerly of Detroit and Woodhaven, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017. Beloved husband of Josephine Maczuga of almost 45 years., he will be sadly missed. Born on August 8, 1950, the son of the late William and Maryann (Prechowski) Maczuga, Bill went to Salesian High School and then graduated from Cody High School in 1968....
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Dolores Marie Wohlberg

September 15, 1926 - September 9, 2017

Beloved wife of the late Douglas for 67 years. Dear mother of Darlene (the late Del) Riley, Douglas (Robin) Wohlberg Jr., Denise Wohlberg, Diane (John) Kalembkiewicz, Donald (Peggy) Wohlberg, and the late baby Dolores and Donna Rollo. Proud grandmother of 15, great-grandmother of 14, and great-great grandmother of 2. Dolores enjoyed quilting , traveling, and most of all spending time with her...
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Genevieve McNamee

February 20, 1919 - September 8, 2017

Genevieve "Jane" McNamee passed away September 8, 2017 at the age of 98. Loving wife of the late Lee P. McNamee. Beloved mother of Janet (Howard) Niedermeier and Etta (Jim) Barbee. Cherished grandmother of David (Linda) Brockert, Donna (Howie) Brassfield, Andrea (Steve) Battagin, and Aaron (Katie) Barbee. Jane is also survived by many great-grandchildren and many loving nieces and nephews....
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Catherine Patricia Standley

July 6, 1928 - September 7, 2017

Catherine Patricia Standley passed away September 7, 2017. Beloved wife of Philip for 63 years. Loving mother of Maureen (Donald) Trybus. Cherished grandmother of Erin (Brian) French and Emily Trybus. Dear sister of Cheryl (the late Terry) Qua.Catherine graduated from Mercy High School in Southfield in 1947. At the age of 60, Catherine earned a Bachelor of Science in Administration from the...
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Daniel James LaPointe

February 13, 1952 - September 5, 2017

Daniel James LaPointe, a long time resident of South Redford, Michigan, passed away on September 5, 2017, at Garden City Hospital, Garden City, Michigan. Dan was born February 13, 1952, in Detroit, Michigan to the late Vivian and Art LaPointe. Growing up in South Redford, he graduated from Thurston High School in 1970. Dan met his lifelong companion Alice (Bunny) LaPointe in 1974, raising...
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Stanley Clarence Strong

October 21, 1937 - September 5, 2017

Stanley Clarence Strong passed away September 5, 2017 at the age of 79. Beloved father of Sherrie Buker, Lori (Tom) See, Sandy Strong, Julie Strong, and Stanley (Susan) Strong. Loving grandfather of John, Kelley, Anthony, Olivia, Mike, Brent, and Emily (Andrew). Dear great-grandfather of Carder and Cooper. Stanley is also survived by his cherished siblings Dorothy, Larry and Kathy. A Memorial...
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Alexander Ivan Orloff

November 28, 1933 - September 4, 2017

Orloff, Alexander Ivan Age 83 September 4, 2017Beloved husband of Carol. Loving brother of Anna Jeromsky and Nicholas (Natalie) Orloff. Cherished stepfather of Lisa (Mark) Szpond and Marcus (Jennifer Server) Neville. Dear grandfather of Nicholas and Chelsea Szpond. Will also be missed by his nieces, nephews and friends. Visitation Wednesday 1-9pm with a 7pm prayer and Thursday 9am until the time...
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Jack Leroy Firestone

February 6, 1931 - September 2, 2017

Jack LeRoy, age 86, of Northville and Suttons Bay, MI, passed away peacefully September 2nd. Cherished husband of Rosemary (nee Michaels) for 54 years; loving father of daughters Susan (Michelle Newton) and Jill (Michael Zammitt) and son Michael. Born February 6th, 1931 in Leland to Roy and Bernice Firestone. Loving brother of Anita (deceased). Proud Papa of Joshua, Kayla and Alexa Strange, and...
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Catherine Edgar

March 28, 1935 - September 1, 2017

Catherine "Kay" Edgar was born on March 28, 1935 in Caribou, Maine to the late Charles and Leota Rideout. She passed away on September 1, 2017 in Canton, Michigan at the age of 82.Kay was the cherished wife of Richard for over 62 years. Loving mother of Diana (John) McLean, Nancy (Michael) Weber and David (Maggie) Edgar. Proud grandma of Daniel (Lindsay) McLean, Kathryn McLean, Joanna...
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Gerard Byrne

January 16, 1942 - August 31, 2017

Gerard Patrick Byrne was born on January 16, 1942 in Dublin, Ireland to the late Myles and Molly Byrne. At the age of 7, Gerry immigrated to the United States with his parents. Passing first through Ellis Island, they settled in Detroit. Gerry attended St. Cecilia High School in Detroit, graduating with the class of 1961.Following High School Gerard served in the US Navy where he served honorably...
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Carolyn Marie Trost

June 25, 1951 - August 29, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Harry J Will Funeral Homes, Livonia, MI.
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Richard Arlan Austin

July 13, 1939 - August 29, 2017

Age 78Beloved husband of Melba for 58 years. Loving father of Debbie (Steve), Brett (Shari), the late Rick (Annette) and the late Jacquee (Patrick). Cherished grandfather of Tiffini, Patrick, Justin, Brett, Morgan, Travis, Kaylin and Maddy. Great grandfather of Theresa. Dearest brother of Linda. Visitation Friday September 1, 2017 from 2:00 pm until the time of service at 6:00 pm at Harry J. Will...
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Thomas James Clapham

June 25, 1934 - August 29, 2017

Thomas James Clapham, passed away August 29, 2017 at the age of 83. Loving husband of the late June Clapham. Beloved father of Deborah (Tim) Little, James (Robin) Clapham, and the late Thomas Clapham. Dear grandfather of David, Nathan, Michael, Shawn, and the late Ian. Beloved brother of Dorothy Witzke and the late William Clapham. Thomas is also survived by 6 cherished great-grandchildren and 4...
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Ilene Grace Roberts

January 7, 1927 - August 26, 2017

Ilene Roberts, age 90, passed away on August 26, 2017. She was born on January 7, 1927. Beloved wife of Roland for 66 years. Cherished mother of Ruth (Randy) Langlais, Keith and Kirk (Kathy). Loving grandmother of Brandi, Justin, Ashley, Keith II, and Ian Roberts. Dearest great-grandmother of Dylan, Grace, Joshua, Landon and Maddix. She will be greatly missed by all.Visitation Tuesday, August 29,...
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Edwin George Madley

February 10, 1947 - August 22, 2017

Edwin G. Madley, age 70, passed away on August 22, 2017. Beloved husband of Sally Madley. Loving father of Carol, Kim, and Rich. Cherished grandfather of Anthony, Nicolas, Brandon, Crystal, Raden, and Koden. Dear brother of Ron and Becky. Visitation is Sunday, August 27, 2017 from 12-8pm, at Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 Six Mile Rd, Livonia. Funeral service is Monday, August 28, 2017, at...
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Edda Mastrofrancesco

February 6, 1930 - August 21, 2017

Beloved mom, nonni and big nonni.Visitation Thursday August 24, 2017 from 3 pm until 8 pm with an evening Rosary at Harry J. Will Funeral Home 37000 Six Mile Rd. in Livonia. Funeral Friday August 25, 2017, in state at 9 am until the time of Mass at 9:30 am at St. Aidan Catholic Church 17500 Farmington Rd. in Livonia. Edda will be laid to rest at St. Hedwig Cemetery in Dearborn Heights. Memorial...
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Terry L. Hoeft

March 6, 1948 - August 21, 2017

Terry L., age 69, passed away on August 21, 2017. Beloved husband of Karen (Ging). Loving father of Daniel, James (Rebekah), and Charles (Laura). Cherished grandfather of Emily, Jake, Audra, Simon, and Aiden. Visitation is Friday, August 25, 2017, from 1-8pm, at Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 Six Mile Rd, Livonia. Funeral service is Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 11am (in-state 10am) at Christ...
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Giuseppe Antonio Valentini

January 29, 1985 - August 20, 2017

Giuseppe Valentini passed away unexpectedly August 20, 2017 at the age of 32. Beloved son of Tony and Janine. Dear brother of Gina. Loving fiancé of Rachel Mack. Cherished nephew of Natalina Valentini and Krystina "Tina" (Jeff) James. Dear cousin of Spencer and Isabella. Giuseppe is also survived by many loving friends and his dog Magglio. He truly lived the Jesuit ideal of being a "Man For...
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Paul Charles Seewald

December 3, 1964 - August 18, 2017

Paul Charles Seewald was born on December 3, 1964 in Detroit, Michigan. He was the youngest child of Shirley and the late James Seewald. Paul was raised in metro Detroit, and on April 1, 1989, he married the love of his life, Janet, at St. Suzanne Catholic Church in Detroit.Paul and Janet settled in Livonia where Paul became an active and beloved member of the community. For the past 15 years,...
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Charles Wesley Scarlett

February 16, 1926 - August 18, 2017

Charles "Charlie" Scarlett passed away August 18, 2017 at the age of 91. Beloved husband of Pat for over 68 years. Loving father of Judy (Earl) Dineen, Jim (Jane) Scarlett, Mary Ann (Carl) Morgan, Jerry (Pam) Scarlett, and Patty (Mike) Scarlett. Dear grandfather of 9 and great-grandfather of 7. Cherished brother of Robert Scarlett, Neil Scarlett, and the late Tom Scarlett.Early in his life,...
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Joan Marie Johnson

July 31, 1928 - August 18, 2017

Joan Marie Johnson passed away August 18, 2017 at the age of 89. Beloved wife of the late Harold. Loving mother of Tim (Nancy) Hall and Susan Hoelseggen. Dear grandmother of Marla, Kristin, Andrew, and Melissa and great-grandmother of Stella. Cherished sister of James Mackie and the late Donald Mackie. Joan will also be missed by many dear friends at her previous parishes and residences...
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Barbara Ann McPherson

February 20, 1936 - August 17, 2017

Barbara Ann McPherson was born on February 20, 1936 in Nashville, Tennessee to the late C.R. and Hazel Park. She passed away on August 17, 2017 in Livonia, Michigan at the age of 81.Barbara was the loving wife of the late Thomas. Dear mother of Thomas Jr., Bobby (Margo), Tim (Suzanne), Elizabeth (Edward) Petrenas and David (Tracy). Proud grandmother of 16, great-grandmother of 6 with twins on the...
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Patricia C. Whelan

March 3, 1926 - August 17, 2017

Beloved wife of the late Leo Whelan. Loving mother of the late Gerald Whelan, Jeanette Boulanger (Philip), James Whelan (Maureen), Denise Whelan (Ernestina Iglesias), Daniel Whelan (Dana), Martha Moss (Sidney) and Colleen Meakin (Brian). Adoring grandmother of 14. Great grandmother of 11. Dear sister of John Sullivan. Visitation Sunday 3-8 pm with a 7 pm Rosary at Harry J. Will Funeral Home 37000...
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Doris Mae Fyffe

April 10, 1926 - August 16, 2017

Doris Mae Fyffe was born on April 10, 1926 in Rochester, Michigan. She passed away on August 16, 2017 in West Bloomfield, Michigan at the age of 91. Doris was the loving wife of the late Vernon. Cherished mother of Greg (Kathleen) and Alan (Christine). Proud grandma of Shaun, Jordan, Cameron, Nicholas (Jennifer) and Kaela. Dear sister of Jack (Carol) Hitchens.Her life will be celebrated with a...
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Basim Naim Warra

September 12, 1945 - August 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Harry J Will Funeral Homes, Livonia, MI.
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