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Delphine Josephine Wozniak

December 14, 1934 - April 29, 2016

Delphine Josephine Wozniak, age 81, died peacefully April 29, 2016 at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit surrounded by her loving family. Delphine was born December 14, 1934 in Hamtramck, Michigan the daughter of the late Joseph Kordas and the late Josephine (nee: Cielinski) Kordas. Delphine was raised in Hamtramck and graduated from Hamtramck High School. During her youth she attended St....
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Archie Frederick Huggins

March 28, 1936 - April 28, 2016

Archie Frederick Huggins, age 80, died April 28, 2016 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Archie was born March 28, 1936 in Detroit,Michigan, son of the late Charlie F. Huggins, Sr. and the late Katie (nee: Ireland) Huggins. Archie was raised in Detroit and studied at the Henry Ford Trade school along with furthering his studies by learning different trades. Archie served his...
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Leona Marie Hess

January 20, 1920 - April 27, 2016

Leona Marie Hess, age 96 of Roseville, died Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at the Sanctuary at Fraser Villa in Fraser, Michigan. She was born January 20, 1920 in Galt, Ontario, Canada, daughter of the late John and the late Cecelia (nee: Thomas) Yantz. Leona was the beloved wife of the late Michael, her husband of 73 years. Dear mother of Diana (Carl) Olson and Gary (Diane) Hess. Loving grandmother...
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Eugene Joseph Kniga

June 28, 1933 - April 27, 2016

Eugene Joseph Kniga "Smiley", age 82 of Warren, died Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born June 28, 1933 in Hamtramck, Michigan, son of the late Victor and the late Rose (nee: Wesolowski) Kniga. Born and raised in Hamtramck, Eugene attended the city's St. Florian Catholic High School from where he graduated, a proud member of the Class of 1951. It was...
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John Alexander Gumela

March 27, 1921 - April 25, 2016

John Alexander Gumela, age 95 of Warren, died Monday, April 25, 2016 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren. He was born March 27, 1921 in Hamtramck, son of the late Peter and the late Katherine (nee: Borowicz) Gumela. With thanks and praise from a grateful nation, we pay homage to John for his service to our country during World War II as a soldier in the U.S. Army....
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James David Ward

October 9, 1936 - April 20, 2016

James David Ward, age 79 of Warren, died Wednesday, April 20, 2016 surrounded by his loved ones at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren. He was born October 9, 1936 in German Township, Pennsylvania, son of the late Robert and the late Gwendolyn (nee: Barnhart) Ward. With thanks and praise from a grateful nation, we pay homage to James for his service to our country during the Korean War era. As...
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William Donald Keibler, Sr.

August 4, 1937 - April 18, 2016

William Donald Keibler, age 78, died Monday, April 18, 2016 at his "snowbird" residence in North Ft. Myers, Florida. He was born August 4, 1937 in New Kensington, Pennsylvania, son of the late James H. and the late Adella L. (nee: Haugh) Keibler. With thanks and praise from a grateful nation, we pay homage to William for his service to our country during the Vietnam War as a sailor in the U.S....
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Douglas Scrutchen, Jr.

May 9, 1940 - April 14, 2016

Douglas Scrutchen Jr., age 75, died Thursday, April 14, 2016 at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. Douglas, the eldest of six children, was born May 9, 1940 in Youngstown, Ohio , son of the late Douglas and Clara (nee: Stewart) Scrutchen Sr. Douglas would spend his early and adolescent years growing up in Youngstown. Being raised in a poor environment, he wanted desperately to improve his...
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Irene Barbary

June 5, 1927 - April 13, 2016

Irene Barbary, age 88 and a resident of Warren for the majority of her life, died Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren surrounded by her loving family. Irene was born in Shawnee, Kansas on June 5, 1927, daughter of the late Prudent Blancke and the late Martha (nee: Van Hee) Blancke. At the young age of 10 years old, Irene's family moved from Kansas to Michigan where...
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Kenneth Vostoris

December 30, 1957 - April 12, 2016

Kenneth Vostoris, age 58, died suddenly on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren. Kenneth was born December 30, 1957 in Detroit, son of the late John Vostoris Jr. and Patricia Ann (nee Krisko) Vostoris. A proud student of St. Anne Catholic High School in Warren, Kenneth joined his classmates as they received their diplomas,...the distinguished "Class of 1976." It was 7...
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Millie Gavron

October 7, 1917 - April 5, 2016

Millie Gavron, age 98, died Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at the Villa at City Center in Warren. She was born October 7, 1917 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. As we move from our teenage years into adulthood, many people begin to think about their future and envision the possibilities ahead,...and dream of what could be. Millie was one of those people with dreams as big as the moon, and she worked hard...
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Virginia Marie Hoeflein

April 1, 1921 - April 2, 2016

Virginia Marie Hoeflein, age 95, died Saturday, April 2, 2016 at St. John Hospital in Detroit. She was born April 1, 1921 in Detroit to the late Benjamin Hansen and the late Angeline (nee: Bosel) Hansen. She was the beloved wife of the late Arthur. Dear sister of Richard (Elaine) Hansen, and devoted aunt of many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents; Benjamin and Angeline...
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Margaret Ann Neumann

April 4, 1925 - April 2, 2016

Margaret Ann Neumann (nee: Brazen), known more affectionately to all as Margie and a longtime resident of Warren, died at the age of 90 on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren. Margaret was born April 4, 1925 in Detroit, Michigan, daughter of the late Frank Brazen and the late Edna (nee: Guoin) Brazen. Margaret was raised in Detroit and later went to work for the...
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Anthony John Fuleras

June 21, 1920 - April 1, 2016

Anthony John Fuleras, age 95, died peacefully with his family by his side in Maryland during the early morning of April 1, 2016. Anthony was born June 21, 1920 on the island of Chios, Greece and remained a proud "Chioti" his entire life. Anthony served in the Greek Army during World War II where he fought for the Allies in the Sahara Desert, the Middle East, and Italy,...and survived being...
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George Herve Seguin

July 2, 1942 - April 1, 2016

George Herve Seguin, age 73, died Friday, April 1, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. George was born July 2, 1942 in Detroit, Michigan, son of the late Herve L. Seguin and the late May (nee: Perrault) Seguin. George was raised in Ferndale and graduated from St. James Catholic High School. He would later go on to Wayne State University in Detroit where George achieved his Bachelor of...
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Bruce M. Belan

March 21, 1957 - April 1, 2016

Bruce M. Belan, age 59, died Friday, April 1, 2016 at his home in Warren, Michigan. He was born in Detroit on March 21, 1957 to the late Henry Belan and the late Pelagia "Peggy" (nee:Glodo) Belan. As for his employment, Bruce was that warm & smiling face that greeted many eager customers who sauntered into the ABC Warehouse where he worked as a salesperson. Always there to serve his customers...
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Gerald Henry Brock

January 25, 1938 - March 30, 2016

Gerald Henry Brock, age 78 and a longtime resident of Warren, Michigan, died Thursday, March 31, 2016 at Oakwood Hospital in Dearborn Michigan. Gerald was born January 25, 1938 in Detroit, Michigan, son of the late John Brock and the late Helen (nee: Kalinowski) Brock. Gerald was raised in the Detroit,/,Hamtramck area where he attended St. Florian Catholic High School. It was there at St....
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Paul Joseph Vella

February 28, 1988 - March 28, 2016

Paul "PJ" Joseph Vella Jr., age 28, died Monday, March 28, 2016 at his home in Mount Clemens, Michigan. He was born February 28, 1988 in Grosse Pointe, Michigan to Lori Paulan and Paul Joseph Vella Sr. Paul was an athletic person,...he was one who enjoyed skateboarding, snowboarding, and water skiing. When he wasn't enjoying the outdoors, you could often find him inside watching a funny movie...
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Charles Lee Parks

March 31, 1929 - March 28, 2016

Charles Lee Parks, age 86 and lifetime resident of Warren, Michigan, died Monday, March 28, 2016 at the Autumn Woods Health Care Facility in Warren, Michigan. Charles was born March 31, 1929 in Detroit, son of the late Charles Parks and the late Hetty (nee: Cosner) Parks. Following his schooling, Charles worked for the Chrysler Motors Corporation at their Dodge Main Plant as a sander before...
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Rosemary Head

August 4, 1956 - March 27, 2016

Rosemary Head, age 59 of Sterling Heights, passed away peacefully in the arms of her loving family on Sunday, March 27, 2016. She was born August 4, 1956 in Highland Park, Michigan, daughter of Alger and Irene (nee: Gorkowski) Ignash. Many may remember this smiling face as the warm & engaging sales representative who worked for Crank's Banquet Hall on Hoover Road in Warren for many years....
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Donald Jerome West

November 5, 1927 - March 25, 2016

Donald Jerome West, age 88 of Warren, died Friday, March 25, 2016 at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren. He was born November 5, 1927 in Birmingham, Michigan, son of the late Raymond and the late Fern (nee: Delaney) West. Donald was born and raised in Birmingham, Michigan where he attended Birmingham Baldwin High School and proudly graduated on June 7, 1945. It was just 5 months later that...
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Linda Lee Marschner

September 10, 1941 - March 25, 2016

Linda Lee Marschner, age 74 of Warren, died Friday, March 25, 2016 at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren. She was born September 10, 1941 in Detroit, daughter of the late Raymond and the late Edna (nee: Robertson) Hollifield. Linda was the beloved wife of the late Edward Paul Marschner, and is survived by her longtime companion, Glen Smith. Dearest mother of Keith Marschner, Karen (Jason)...
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Charlotte Scroggie

March 8, 1930 - March 25, 2016

Charlotte Scroggie was born on March 8, 1930 in Belfast, Northern Ireland; she was the youngest child of John and Johanna Beckett and their only daughter. She grew up with her brothers William, known as Billy, and John, known to friends and family as Jackie. She spoke often of them and loved them dearly. She would visit them in Belfast when she would make trips back to the "old country". ...
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Marie Melvina Hasiak

July 9, 1928 - March 24, 2016

Marie Melvina Hasiak affectionately referred to by all as "Mello", age 87 of Warren, died Thursday, March 24, 2016 at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan. She was born July 9, 1928 in Toledo, Ohio, daughter of the late John and the late Leona (Wozniak) Skowronek. Mello was employed by one of the world's most stringent bosses,...herself. You see,...even though work didn't call Mello from...
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Bernard John Lynden

March 15, 1936 - March 23, 2016

Bernard John Lynden (born Lysakowski), known more affectionately to all as "Bernie," died Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at the age of 80 while residing at the Shelby Nursing Center in Shelby Township, Michigan. He was born March 15, 1936 in Ford City, Pennsylvania, son of the late John and the late Julia (nee: Kroll) Lysakowski. With thanks and praise from a grateful nation, we pay homage to...
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Ruth Ann Booms

May 12, 1943 - March 23, 2016

Ruth Ann Booms, age 72 of Warren, died March 23, 2016 at the Arden Court Assisted Living Facility in Sterling Heights. She was born May 12, 1943 in Deckerville, Michigan, daughter of the late Albert and the late Eleanor (nee: Schumacher) Bismack. Ruth Ann's education was very important to her, and ultimately became a driving force towards the career choices she made in adulthood. But it all...
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Henry Bill Krupa

October 27, 1929 - March 22, 2016

Henry Bill Krupa, age 86 of Warren, died Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at Providence Hospital in Southfield, Michigan. He was born October 27, 1929 in Detroit, son of the late Frank and Helen Krupa. Like many young men of Henry's era whose lives were just beginning to take flight, their paths ended up taking a bit of a different spin when Uncle Sam came calling. It was at the onset of the Korean War...
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Larry Nichols Lyon

March 31, 1928 - March 22, 2016

Larry Nichols Lyon, age 87, died Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township, Michigan surrounded by his family. Larry was born March 31, 1928 in Pikeville, Kentucky, son of the late George Freeman Lyons and the late Myrtle Lyons. Larry was raised in Kentucky. As a young fourteen year old boy, he told a bit of a fib so that he could enlist in the military. Larry...
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Robert Vantroostenberghe

November 1, 1961 - March 21, 2016

Robert Vantroostenberghe, age 54 of Warren, died Monday, March 21, 2016 at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. He was born in Detroit on November 1, 1961, son of the late Edwin Camille and the late Lucinda Alice (nee: Horn) Vantroostenberghe. Robert was the beloved husband of the late Kathy (nee: Hemmen) who passed away on March 5, 2007. He was the dearest father of Tara and Robert "RJ"...
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Michael Richard Sprader

January 24, 1951 - March 19, 2016

Michael Richard Sprader, age 65, died suddenly on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren, Michigan. Michael was born January 24, 1951 in Mount Clemens, Michigan, son of the late Norbert Sprader and the late Doris (nee: Reinhold) Sprader-McMahon. Michael was raised primarily in both the Roseville and Fraser communities. He graduated from Fraser High School in 1969, and...
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Violet Zivkovich

February 17, 1917 - March 16, 2016

Violet Zivkovich – Age 99, died Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at Autumn Woods Health Care Facility in Warren. Violet was born on February 17, 1917 in Greenleaf, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late Steve and the late Sophia Vesich. Violet, along with her eleven siblings, were raised on a farm in Bad Axe, Michigan. It might have been this humble upbringing that fueled her passion for gardening, as...
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Jade Miracle Looney

February 15, 2016 - March 15, 2016

Jade Miracle Looney, just 1 month old, went back to Heaven on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 while in the care of Children's Hospital in Detroit. She was born Monday, February 15, 2016 in Detroit, daughter of Cassandra Redwick and Greg Looney. Jade was the beloved daughter of Cassandra Redwick & Greg Looney. Loving granddaughter of Pam & John Redwick, Catherine & Thomas Stalinski, and Greg & Pamela...
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Joseph William Provost

September 27, 1954 - March 14, 2016

Joseph William Provost ,age 61, diedMonday, March 14, 2016 at Beaumont Hospital in Troy, Michigan. Joseph was born September 27, 1954 in Detroit, Michigan, son of the late Ernest Provost and the late Rita (nee: Traciak) Provost. Joseph was raised in Warren and graduated from East Detroit High School. Following high school, Joe attended college and also worked numerous jobs from automotive...
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Andrea M. Greer

June 5, 1982 - March 13, 2016

Andrea M. Greer "Drea," age 33, died Sunday, March 13, 2016. Drea was born June 5, 1982 in Detroit to Spencer Lloyd and Deborah Anne (nee: Schultz) Greer. Andrea was raised in Clarkston and attended Clarkston Community Schools. Shortly before entering high school, the family moved to Linden where she ultimately graduated from Linden High School. Drea enjoyed many types of food, some of her...
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JoAnn Catherine Bracht

July 19, 1941 - March 10, 2016

JoAnn Catherine Bracht, age 74, died Thursdsay, March 10, 2016 at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township, Michigan. JoAnn was born July 19, 1941 in Hamtramck to the late Walter and the late Josephine (nee: Gac) Taraszkiewicz. Joann was born and raised in the quaint town of Hamtramck where she attended St. Ladislaus Catholic School. On July 29, 1964, Joann married her true love, Gary...
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Madeline Marmolick

February 23, 1940 - March 8, 2016

Madeline Marmolick, age 76, died Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at her home in Warren surrounded by her loving family. She was born February 23, 1940 in Detroit to the late James and the late Mary (nee: Burke) Staunton. Growing up on Detroit's west side, Madeline was a proud graduate of the city's renowned, Blessed Sacrament High School. Amazingly, throughout her young life at that point, she had...
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Paul A. Kelliker

November 27, 1965 - March 7, 2016

Paul A. Kelliker, age 50, died on Monday, March 7, 2016 at St. John Hospital in Detroit. He was born November 27, 1965 to the late George Kelliker and the late Shirley (nee: Tofil) Kelliker. Paul was employed in the construction industry and specialized in the field of sheet metal. Along with pouring the utmost in work ethics on the job, Paul was also quite proud of his association and...
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Donald Miles Zettle, Jr.

June 6, 1955 - March 7, 2016

Donald Miles Zettle, Jr., age 60 of Sterling Heights, died Monday, March 7, 2016 at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren. He was born June 6, 1955 in Detroit, son of Donald Miles, Sr., and the late Gloria (nee: Chiesa) Zettle. Employed as a custodian in the sanitation industry, Donald worked hard to earn his precious time away from the job,…which was often spent boating on the waters of Lake...
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Marvin Gilbert Lemanski

December 4, 1930 - March 7, 2016

Marvin Gilbert Lemanski, age 85, died Monday, March 7, 2016 at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township, Michigan. Marvin was born December 4, 1930 in Detroit, Michigan, son of the late Edward Lemanski and the late Helen (nee: Merchant) Lemanski. Marvin was raised as a young boy in Detroit and later moved to Warren, Michigan where he attended Lincoln High School. Following his...
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Richard "Rick" Salvaggio

March 4, 1929 - March 6, 2016

Richard Joseph Salvaggio, "Rick," age 87, died Sunday, March 6, 2016 at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township, Michigan. He was born March 4, 1929 in Brooklyn, New York, son of the late Giuseppe and the late Elizabeth (nee: Morroi) Salvaggio. Brooklyn born and Pennsylvania raised, Rick's early years found him serving our country as a soldier in the U.S. Army. During his time in the...
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Elizabeth Jane Baril

December 8, 1920 - March 5, 2016

Elizabeth J. Baril, "Betty," age 95 and a lifelong resident of Warren, died Saturday, March 5, 2016 in Plymouth, Michigan surrounded by her loving family. Betty was born December 8, 1920 in Detroit, Michigan, daughter of the late Harry Frauce and the late Emma (nee: Mader) Frauce. She was raised in Warren, (formerly Baseline Township), and later graduated high school in Warren. Betty...
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Martha Laslovich

August 25, 1920 - March 3, 2016

Martha Laslovich, age 95 of Warren, died Thursday, March 3, 2016 at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren. She was born August 25, 1920 in Cudahy, Wisconsin, daughter of the late Theodore and the late Anna (nee: Savatovich) Bozick. A proud graduate of Pershing High School in Detroit, Martha's venture into adulthood found her making a cozy home in the city of Hamtramck where she was a longtime...
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Tammy Marie Paquette

March 14, 1968 - March 2, 2016

Tammy Marie Paquette, age 47, died on Tuesday, March 2, 2016 at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren. She was born March 14, 1968 in Warren to the late Joseph A. Azzopardi Sr. and the late Margaret E. (nee: Tackx) Azzopardi. Tammy attended Cousino High School in Warren where she attained her diploma and proudly donned her cap & gown with the Class of 1986. Three years later, she walked down...
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Andrew John Kovalcik

July 24, 1931 - March 2, 2016

Andrew J. Kovalcik, age 84, died Tuesday, March 2, 2016 in Warren at Autumn Woods Health Care Facility. He was born July 24, 1931 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Andrew Kovalcik and the late Elizabeth (nee: Kostival) Kovalcik. A proud graduate of Detroit's Northeastern High School, it wasn't long after his schooling that Andy landed a job at one of the Motor Capital's automotive giants,...
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Eva Helen Bell

November 2, 1927 - February 27, 2016

Eve Helen Bell, age 88 of Warren, died Saturday, February 27, 2016 at the Autumn Woods Health Care Facility in Warren. She was born November 2, 1927 in Detroit, daughter of the late Maurice and the late Magdalena (nee: Rumple) Sturm. Eva was born and raised in Detroit, and growing into adulthood found her venturing out into the waters of entrepreneurialism by becoming the owner & proprietor of...
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Alexander Paul Miga

May 25, 1977 - February 27, 2016

Alexander Paul Miga, age 38 of Warren, died Saturday, February 25, 2016 at home. He was born May 25, 1977 in Warren, son of Mark & Deborah (nee: Brown) Miga. Alex will always be remembered for his outgoing personality and infectious spirit. He loved people and truly enjoyed engaging them in conversation. And with Alex, it wouldn't be long before he would have you laughing with his unique and...
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Lois Ann Rowell

June 14, 1930 - February 27, 2016

Lois Ann Rowell (nee: Galvin), age 85 of Sterling Heights, died Saturday, February 27, 2016 while under the care of the folks at Medilodge of Sterling Heights. She was born June 14, 1930 in Highland Park, Michigan, daughter of the late Paul and the late Anna (nee: Dahl) Galvin. Lois was the beloved sister of Doris Shea, and was preceded in death by siblings, Ruth Leach, Henry "Larry" Galvin,...
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Halina Mary Mackie

January 10, 1921 - February 26, 2016

Halina M. Mackie, age 95 of Warren, died Friday, February 26, 2016 at home surrounded by her loved ones. She was born January 10, 1921 in Poland, daughter of the late Konstanty and the late Kazmiera (nee: Kaszuba) Grudzinski. Halina,…a good Polish name for a little girl born in the motherland. Halina was quite proud of her Polish heritage and its traditions, many of which she held close as...
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Ronald James Pettke

June 27, 1935 - February 25, 2016

Ronald James Pettke, age 80, died Thursday, February 25, 2016 at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren, Michigan. Ron was born June 27, 1935 in Detroit, Michigan, son of the late Joseph Michael Pettke and the late Ann (nee: Lieder) Pettke. Ron was raised on the eastside of Detroit, and following high school was drafted into the United States Army during the Korean War. Following his two years...
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John Frank Mroz

April 15, 1942 - February 25, 2016

John Frank Mroz, age 73 of Warren , died Thursday, February 25, 2016 at the Autumn Woods Health Care Facility in Warren. He was born April 15, 1942 in Detroit, son of the late Stanley and the late Amalia (nee: Krawczyk) Mroz. Warren was John's home for most of his life, and he was proud to be a graduate of Warren High School. Following school, John eventually followed the path of many from...
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Elizabeth Paula Simek

December 12, 1921 - February 23, 2016

Elizabeth Paula Simek, age 94 of Warren, died Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at the Father Murray Nursing Home in Center Line, Michigan. She was born December 12, 1921 in Detroit, daughter of the late John and the late Paula (nee: Schnaebacher) Kolleth. Along with being a loving wife, mother and grandmother, Elizabeth will always be remembered for her love of nature and birds. A longtime member...
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Susan Marie Volic

January 28, 1949 - February 23, 2016

Susan Marie Volic, age 67, died Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at home surrounded by her loving family. Susan was born January 28, 1949 in Detroit, Michigan, daughter of the late Stanley Kilian and the late Bernice (nee: Paduchowski) Kilian. Susan was raised on the Eastside of Detroit and graduated from Osborn High School. She would later go on to attend Beauty School where she gained the...
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Gladys Gorski

July 12, 1918 - February 23, 2016

Gladys Gorski, age 97 of St. Clair Shores, died Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at the Church of Christ Care Center in Clinton Township, Michigan. Gladys was born July 12, 1918 in Detroit, daughter of the late Mathew and the late Elizabeth (nee: Stark) Moore. After losing her mother at childbirth, the next two years would prove to be challenging in Gladys' life with she and her siblings being...
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Estelle Chulig

March 10, 1914 - February 23, 2016

Estelle Chulig, age 101, a longtime resident of Warren, Michigan died Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at the Woodhaven Retirement Community in Livonia, Michigan. Estelle was born on March 10, 1914 in Pennsylvania, daughter of the late Karl and the late Antonia Majerich. As a young girl, Estelle and her family migrated to Michigan where she attended school and was raised. Following her schooling...
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Mark T. Lewandowski

September 2, 1959 - February 22, 2016

Mark T. Lewandowski, age 56, died suddenly on Monday, February 22, 2016 at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren. Mark was born September 2, 1959 in Hamtramck, son of the late Joseph J. and the late Alice A. (nee: Matuszewski) Lewandowski. Mark was a graduate of Center Line High School. Following his graduation from High School, Mark attended Macomb Community College where he studied printing and...
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Colleen Rose Edwards

August 26, 1931 - February 20, 2016

Colleen Rose Edwards, age 84 of Fraser, died Saturday, February 20, 2016 at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren. She was born August 26, 1931 in Bay City, Michigan, daughter of the late Edward Verne and the late Margaret Lee (nee: Tackman) Ludwig. Being proud of her well-earned status as Realtor, Colleen was especially proud of being one of Michigan's first women in the field of real estate....
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Eileen Agnes McCullough

August 25, 1927 - February 20, 2016

Eileen Agnes McCullough, age 88, died Saturday, February 20, 2016 at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren. Eileen was born August 25, 1927 in Detroit, daughter of the late Charles and the late Katherine (nee: Kingston) Holliday. In her younger years, Eileen was employed by the automotive giant, the Chrysler Corporation. Along with the job responsibilities that kept her busy, it was the company...
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Eleanor Kensicki

December 15, 1922 - February 20, 2016

Eleanor Kensicki, age 93 of Warren, died Saturday, February 20, 2016 at the Evangelical Nursing Home in Sterling Heights. She was born on December 15, 1922 in Detroit, daughter of the late August and the late Mary (nee: Sislock) Patelczyk. After graduation from high school, Eleanor began working at Bohn Aluminum & Brass where she eventually met the love of her life, Eugene. Their relationship...
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Ann Winifred Resseth

August 5, 1920 - February 16, 2016

Ann Winifred Resseth, age 95 of Warren, a magnificent woman called home by God on February 16, 2016. Ann was born August 5, 1920 in Birmingham, England to the late Arthur Sydney and the late Esther (nee: Walker) Thomas. Ann was the wife of the late Christian Olsen Resseth who preceded her in death on July 4, 1985. She was the loving mother of Neil (Marilyn) Resseth and Inga Resseth. Ann was...
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Chene Page Burton

August 25, 1984 - February 15, 2016

Chene Page Burton, age 31 of Warren, died Monday, February 15, 2016 in Detroit. He was born August 25, 1984 in Warren, son of Doris (Hank) Wouters and Terry Burton. Chene's was employed as a laborer in the field of construction. To maintain the type of body that line of work demands, Chene worked hard at keeping fit and staying in shape. So that meant spending countless hours at one of his...
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Lucya "Lucy" Sajor

April 15, 1949 - February 13, 2016

Lucya Sajor "Lucy" – age 66 of Warren, died Saturday, February 13, 2016 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren. She was born April 15, 1949 in Germany, daughter of the late Jan and the late Genowefa (nee: Brzezicki) Gdyra. Lucy will always be remembered as a hard-working woman,…not only in the care of her family and home, but in the many years she spent at the TACOM...
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Lawrence Michael Sauger

August 10, 1945 - February 12, 2016

Lawrence Michael Sauger, "Larry," age 70 of Sterling Heights, died Friday, February 12, 2016 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Oakland Center in Madison Heights, Michigan. He was born August 10, 1945 in Detroit, son of the late John and the late Anna (nee: Kapolka) Sauger. Gone far too soon at the golden (yet all-too-young) age of 70, Larry's passing is sure to impact a multitude of hearts...
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Robert Daniel Sheets

October 17, 1954 - February 10, 2016

Robert Daniel Sheets, age 61 of Warren, died Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at St. John Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. He was born October 17, 1954 in Detroit, son of the late Daniel and the late Dorothy (nee: Simmons) Sheets. Robert was one of God's special souls, placed into the care of Daniel & Dorothy to be loved and embraced through the challenges of being a special needs son. Following...
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Ilene Mary Grobbel

March 1, 1940 - February 9, 2016

Ilene Mary Grobbel, age 75 and a longtime resident of Center Line, died Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at the MediLodge Care Facility in Sterling Heights. Ilene was born March 1, 1940 in Warren, Michigan, daughter of the late Ferdinand and the late Eleanor (nee: Sass) Grobbel. Ilene was raised on the family farm in Warren and graduated from St. Clement Catholic High School in Center Line. After...
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Anthony Bartholomew Machuta

January 6, 1937 - February 8, 2016

Anthony Bartholomew Machuta, age 79, died Monday, February 8, 2016 at his home in Warren. Anthony was born January 6, 1937 in Detroit, Michigan. With thanks and praise from a grateful nation, we honor Anthony for his service to our country as a soldier in the U.S. Army. In the years following his military service, he was a proud member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Anthony was employed...
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Catherine "Cathie" Lemerand

December 27, 1933 - February 7, 2016

Catherine P. "Cathie" Lemerand, age 82, a resident of Macomb Township, and formerly of Algonac and Lake Orion Michigan, died Sunday, February 7, 2016 at home surrounded by her loving family. Cathie was born December 27, 1933 in Detroit, Michigan, daughter of the late Hugh T. Tyrrell and the late Elsie Birnie (nee: Thorton) Tyrrell. Cathie was raised in Detroit, and following her schooling...
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Edwin John Samko

August 30, 1925 - February 6, 2016

Edwin J. Samko, age 90, died Saturday, February 6, 2016 at Windemere Park Assisted Living in Warren, Michigan. Edwin was born August 30, 1925 in Detroit, Michigan, son of the late John and the late Stella (nee: Rogers) Samko. Ed was raised in Hamtramck and later served his country in the United States Army during World War II. Following his military service, Ed went to work for General...
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Gloria D. Kaufman (Gueffroy)

May 5, 1935 - February 5, 2016

Gloria D. Kaufman (Gueffroy), age 80, died Friday, February 5, 2016 at Autumn Woods Nursing Center in Warren. Gloria was born May 5, 1935 in Detroit, Michigan, daughter of the late Joseph and the late Helen (nee: Gooding) Kaufman. Gloria was raised in Detroit and later settled in the suburbs. Gloria raised three children and worked for over 20 years as a marketer for the Rich Plan Food...
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Thadeus Joseph Czuchaj

June 6, 1934 - February 3, 2016

Thadeus Joseph Czuchaj, "Ted" age 81 of Warren, died Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital in Madison Heights. He was born June 6. 1934 in Detroit, Michigan, son of the late Michael Sr. and the late Antoninia (nee: Kosiorski) Czuchaj. Mr. Czuchaj served his country in the United States Air Force during the Korean War, serving in the 3320th Supply Squadron. A truck...
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Juanita Redmon

July 26, 1931 - February 3, 2016

Juanita Redmon, age 84 and a longtime resident of Roseville, Michigan, died Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at home surrounded by her family. Juanita was born July 26, 1931 in Smithville, Tennessee, daughter of the late Alive Foster and the late Mattie (nee: Puckett) Foster. Juanita was raised in Smithville as a youth,...and following her education, moved to Detroit where she and her husband...
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Julie Ann Danis

December 30, 1954 - January 30, 2016

Julie Ann Danis, age 61 of Novi, died Saturday, January 30, 2016 at St. John Providence Hospital in Novi, Michigan. She was born December 30, 1954 in Hamtramck, daughter of the late Harold and the late Mary Ann Nowakowski. Julie was employed in the retail industry as a salesperson. When she wasn't working, you could often find her being challenged by one of her favorite games on the computer,....
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Helen Theresa Helfrick

September 20, 1924 - January 30, 2016

Helen Theresa Helfrick, age 91 of Warren, died Saturday, January 30, 2016 at Fountainview Nursing Home in Monroe, Michigan. She was born September 20, 1924 in Oil City, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late Thomas and the late Victoria (nee: Pahlita) Koziara. A cherished wife, mother, and grandmother, Helen world was enveloped by her loving family. They may have been small in number, but they...
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Robert James McFarlen

January 8, 1942 - January 29, 2016

Robert James McFarlen, age 74 of Center Line, died Friday, January 29, 2016 at his home. He was born January 8, 1942 in Detroit, son of the late Roy Bates McFarlen and the late Annabelle Ann (nee: Reynolds) McFarlen. Robert,…or as he was more affectionately known, "Bob," was proud of the time he spent at Chrysler Motors where he worked as an assembler for over 30 years. With hard work ethics...
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Henry Robert Slowikowski

August 31, 1917 - January 29, 2016

Henry Robert Slowikowski, age 98 of Warren, died Friday, January 29, 2016 at the Shelby Crossing Assisted Living Facility in Shelby Township, Michigan. He was born August 31, 1917 in Wheeling, West Virginia. Being just shy of 99 years old, Henry was one of the oldest remaining veterans from World War II,…and was the only 1 of 5 in his family who served and was fortunate enough to return home...
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Lona "Kay" Watts

January 20, 1939 - January 28, 2016

Lona "Kay" Watts, age 77 of Warren, died Thursday, January 28, 2016 at St. John Providence Hospital in Southfield. She was born January 20, 1939 in Fulton, Kentucky, daughter of the late Mozell and the late Georgia Lee (nee: Foster) Speights. Sometimes, amidst the pain of grief, life offers a warm remembrance of a loved one,…like the romantic beginnings shared between Kay and her beau, Hal....
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Juanita Ahmed

July 26, 1922 - January 27, 2016

Juanita Ahmed, age 93 of Dearborn, died Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at the Autumn Woods Health Care Facility in Warren. She was born July 26, 1922 in Puerto Rico. Juanita was the beloved mother of Junab, Louis, Delia, Michael, and the late Johnnie. Loving grandmother of Amina, Carlena, Luis, Maria, Natalie, Sharif, Nurah, Anjuli, Ramez, Oscar, Michelle, Taryn, Junab "Pookie" II, Salene ,...
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Shirley Ann Gurich

April 3, 1937 - January 27, 2016

Shirley Ann Gurich (nee: Malinowski), age 78, died Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township surrounded by her loving family. Shirley was born April 3, 1937 in Detroit, Michigan, daughter of the late Stanley Malinowski and the late Lydia (nee: Kuchta) Malinowski. Shirley was raised in Hamtramck and was a very precocious child. As a young woman, she and...
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Donald Charles DeGain

October 26, 1943 - January 26, 2016

Donald Charles DeGain, age 72 of Madison Heights, died Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at home. He was born October 26, 1943 in Detroit, son of the late Donald Peter and the late Frances (nee: Wesoloski) DeGain. Following his schooling, Donald chose to enter the automotive realm with specific emphasis as a Draftsman. With exacting skills and strong work ethics, Donald's expertise was well-respected...
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Dorothy Mae Ringler

April 23, 1924 - January 26, 2016

Dorothy Mae Ringler, age 91, died Tuesday, January 26, 2016 with her loving family by her side. Dorothy was born in Des Moines, Iowa on April 23, 1924, daughter of the late Edward Stifter and the late Rosa (nee: Quast) Stifter. Early years for Dorothy were spent in Iowa until her family migrated to Michigan. Dorothy was a proud graduate of Fraser High School in Michigan. Following her...
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Justo Fernandez

December 2, 1924 - January 26, 2016

Justo Fernandez, age 91, a Warren resident for over 47 years, died Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at the Evangelical Home in Sterling Heights, Michigan. Justo was surrounded by his loving family until his death. He was born December 2, 1924 in Asturias, Spain, son of the late Ignacio and the late Balbina (nee: Conde) Fernandez. Justo was raised in Spain and served in the Spanish Army during wartime...
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Susan Francine Lesko

July 4, 1937 - January 25, 2016

Susan Francine Lesko, age 78 of Roseville, Michigan, formerly of McKeesport and Port Vue, Pennsylvania, passed quickly into the arms of God on January 25, 2016. Eldest daughter of the late Susan and George Lesko, Sue was a longtime resident of the McKeesport area. A single parent, educated to the 10th grade, Sue raised her children in the times before the implementation of child care and...
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Joseph Sapiano, Jr.

September 20, 1951 - January 25, 2016

Joseph Sapiano Jr. age 64 of St, Clair Shores, died Monday, January 25, 2016 at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. Joseph was born September 20, 1951 in Detroit to Mary (nee: Vassalo) and the late Joseph Sapiano. Of all the traits and strengths that describe Joseph, his abilities and skills in cooking reigned supreme and were an integral part of his job as a Kitchen Superintendent at a...
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John A. Pannunzio

November 6, 1931 - January 24, 2016

John A. Pannunzio, age 84, died Sunday, January 24, 2016 at his home in Warren. John was born November 6, 1931 in Detroit, son of the late John and the late Mary (nee: DeNardis) Pannunzio. With thanks and praise from a grateful nation, we honor John for his service to our country as a soldier in the U.S. Army during the Korean War era. For the sacrifices made and the bravery exuded, we extend...
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Walter Joseph Mieczkowski

July 5, 1936 - January 22, 2016

Walter J. "Mitch" Mieczkowski age 79 died Friday January 22, 2016 at his home in Detroit after a lengthy illness. Walter was born July 5, 1936 in Hamtramck Michigan the son of the late Stanislaw and Stephania Mieczkowski. Mitch served in the United States Army having attained the rank of Specialist. Following his military service Mitch returned to Michigan and went to work for the United...
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Stanley "Stosh" Koniecki

January 3, 1964 - January 22, 2016

Stanley "Stosh" Koniecki, age 52, died Friday, January 22, 2016 at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren surrounded by his family. Stosh was born January 3, 1964 in Detroit, Michigan, son of the late Zygmunt Koniecki and the late Justyna (nee: Krawczyk) Koniecki. Stosh was raised in Hamtramck where, as a young man, he loved to play sports of all kinds. Following his schooling, Stosh worked for...
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Dino Lino Fontana

November 18, 1929 - January 22, 2016

Dino L. Fontana, age 86, died Friday, January 22, 2016 at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren. Mr. Fontana was born November 18, 1929 in Detroit, son of the late Victor A. and the late Jennie L. (nee Ciotti) Fontana. Mr. Fontana worked as a structural engineer in the aviation and automotive industries for many years. He worked for AVRO Canada (an aviation company headquartered in Canada) in...
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Judith Ann Walker

November 1, 1952 - January 20, 2016

Judith Ann Walker, age 63 of Warren, died January 20, 2016 at home. She was born November 1, 1952 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, daughter of the late Lloyd and the late Margaret (nee: Dodge) Beveridge. Judith was the beloved wife of the late Wayne. Dear sister of Beth (Joseph) Bales, Tod Beveridge, Brad (Cheryl) Beveridge, and Lori (Paul) Drzyzga. She is also survived by several loving...
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Gerald George Todd

August 4, 1937 - January 20, 2016

Gerald George Todd, age 78, died peacefully on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at home surrounded by his loving family. Gerald was born August 4, 1937 in Detroit, Michigan, son of the late Andrew Ziolkowski and the late Lucille (nee: Snieciekowski) Ziolkowski. Gerald was born and raised in Detroit with his mother sharing a home with his Polish grandmother and father, aunt and uncle, and cousins...
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John Joseph Murphy

February 24, 1926 - January 15, 2016

John Joseph Murphy, age 89 of Richmond, died Friday, January 15, 2016 in the peacefulness of his son's residence in St. Helen, Michigan. He was born February 24, 1926 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, son of the late Patrick and the late Johanna (nee: O'Neil) Murphy. If you were to ask most anyone what was John's favorite thing to do, the majority of responses would be how much he enjoyed working...
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Napoleon Hill

September 22, 1924 - January 6, 2016

Napoleon Hill, age 91 of Warren, died Wednesday, January 6, 2016, a resident of the Villa at City Center Healthcare Facility in Warren. Napoleon Hill was born September 22, 1924 in Decatur, Alabama, to James G. Hill and Hannah (nee: Reed) Hill. He was preceded in death by his parents; his beloved wife, Shirley; his son, George; his daughter, Doris Jean Hill; and his siblings, Willie Lee,...
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Kevin Michael Sommers

June 4, 1959 - January 1, 2016

Kevin Michael Sommers, age 56 of Warren, died suddenly on January 1, 2016 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren. He was born June 4, 1959 in Warren, son of the late Arthur Jr. and the late Jessie (nee: Ritchie) Sommers. To his beloved family and friends,…his current and former fellow officers & workmates,…as well as the cities and surrounding communities of Warren...
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William Anthony Bulger

May 26, 1947 - December 30, 2015

William Anthony Bulger, age 68 of Warren, died Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Oakland Center in Madison Heights, Michigan. He was born May 26, 1947 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, son of the late William and the late Emily (nee: Ford) Bulger. With thanks and praise from a grateful nation, we pay homage to William for his service to our country during the Vietnam...
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Betty Joan Bialk-Ushman

April 15, 1924 - December 30, 2015

Betty Joan Bialk-Ushman, age 91 of Shelby Township, died Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at Beaumont Hospital in Troy. She was born April 15, 1924 in Cheboygan, Michigan, daughter of the late Carl Lavy and the late Garnet Orilla (nee: Thomas) Hagstrom. Possessing the desire to help educate our youth, Betty furthered her own education by obtaining her teaching credentials,…which she handily put...
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Phyllis Kay Midgett

February 6, 1937 - December 27, 2015

Phyllis Kay Midgett, age 78, died Sunday, December 27, 2015 at her home in Warren, Michigan. Phyllis was born February 6, 1937 in Ludington, Michigan, daughter of the late Fred and the late Edith (nee: Binding) Schumacher. As a young woman, Phyllis would hear the warm weather of the south calling her name...and eventually made her home in both Texas and Alabama before moving back to Michigan....
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Eric Allan Bennett

July 27, 1965 - December 24, 2015

Eric A. Bennett, age 50, died Thursday, December 24, 2015 at his home in Warren, Michigan. Eric was born July 27, 1965 in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, the beloved son of Bobby and Mildred Bennett. Eric was raised in Warren and graduated from Warren Mott High School, the Class of 1983. Following high school, Eric served in the military until medical problems forced his early honorable discharge. ...
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Michael Lawrence Busonick

January 31, 1927 - December 23, 2015

Michael Lawrence Busonick, age 88 of Warren, died Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at the Shelby Nursing Center in Shelby Township, Michigan. He was born January 31, 1927 in Staunton, Illinois, son of the late Charles and the late Mary (nee: Beck) Busonick. With thanks and praise from a grateful nation, we pay homage to Michael for his service to our country during World War II. From December 1945...
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Dorothy Kay Engle

May 30, 1944 - December 22, 2015

Dorothy Kay Engle, age 71 of Fraser, died Tuesday, December 22, 2015 surrounded by her loved ones at home. She was born May 30, 1944 in Williamson, West Virginia, daughter of the late James and the late Daisy (nee: McCoy) Scott. A loving wife, mother and grandmother, Dorothy was the consummate "Homemaker," tending to the needs of her loved ones…always concerned for everybody's welfare…and...
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Andrew Thomas Welper

November 11, 1948 - December 22, 2015

Andrew Thomas Welper, age 67, died Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at the Hospice of Baton Rouge Butterfly Wing in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Andrew was born November 11, 1948 in Detroit, son of the late Andrew and the late Helen (nee: Stack) Welper. Andrew attended Michigan State University where he earned his Bachelor's Degree in chemical engineering. At the age of 21, the attraction for a warmer...
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Frederick Hurst

December 13, 1926 - December 22, 2015

Frederick Hurst, age 89 and longtime resident of Warren, died Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at the Arden Court Assisted Living Facility in Sterling Heights, Michigan. Fred was born December 13, 1926 in Detroit, son of the late Charles S. Hurst and the late Matilda Maude (nee: Cotton) Hurst. Fred was raised on the eastside of Detroit in the Harper and Van Dyke neighborhood. Following his...
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Richard Robert Wawrzynski

August 26, 1944 - December 21, 2015

Richard Robert Wawrzynski, age 71, a resident of White Lake Township, Michigan, and formerly of Hamtramck, died December 21, 2015 at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan. Richard was born August 26, 1944 in Hamtramck, Michigan, son of the late John Wawrzynski and the late Genevieve (nee: Rejman) Wawrzynski. He was raised in Hamtramck and graduated from Hamtramck High School. Following...
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