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Jennie Green

August 29, 1926 - March 27, 2015

Jennie Green, age 88 of Hazel Park, died Friday, March 27, 2015 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Oakland Center in Madison Heights, Michigan. She was born August 29, 1926 in Detroit, daughter of the late Michael Sr. and the late Antoninia (nee: Kosiorski) Czuchaj. Jennie was an industrious woman who possessed many of the old world values that accompanied her Polish heritage, which came in...
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Wanda Puchala

August 7, 1919 - March 25, 2015

Wanda Puchala, age 95 of Warren, died Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at the Autumn Woods Health Care Facility in Warren. She was born August 7, 1919 in Detroit, daughter of the late Leo and the late Mary (nee: Karpinski) Ryzinski. For those who knew Wanda, they'll attest to the giving and compassionate heart she possessed and how often her heart reached out to those in need. Perhaps, this was no...
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Richard Joseph Lada

December 4, 1939 - March 23, 2015

Richard J. Lada, age 75 of Warren, died March 23, 2015 at Genesis Elder Care in Warren. He was born December 4, 1939 in Hamtramck, son of the late Peter and the late Stella (nee: Senkowski) Lada. Richard was employed in the human resources department at Chrysler Corporation. When he wasn't working, and into his retirement years, one of Richard's favorite pasttimes included the sport of...
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Mildred Badyna

December 23, 1926 - March 20, 2015

Mildred Badyna, age 88 and longtime resident of St. Clair Shores, died Friday, March 20, 2015 at Shorepointe Nursing Center in St. Clair Shores. Mrs. Badyna was born December 23, 1926 in Detroit, Michigan, daughter of the late Paul Wensiarski and the late Joan (nee: Owczarczak) Wensiarski. Mrs. Badyna was predeceased by her beloved husband, Robert, and is survived by her dear daughter, Peggy...
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Stanley Richard Pordon

August 7, 1926 - March 19, 2015

Stanley Richard Pordon, age 88, died Thursday, March 19, 2015 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren, Michigan. Stanley was born August 7, 1926 in Hamtramck, Michigan, son of the late Stanley Pordon and the late Charlotte (nee: Baranowski) Pordon. Stanley was raised in Hamtramck and Detroit, and graduated from the Chrysler trade school as a machinist apprentice before...
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Helen Marie O'Dell

June 19, 1925 - March 19, 2015

Helen Marie O'Dell, age 89, died Thursday, March 19, 2015 at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township, Michigan. She was born in Detroit, Michigan on June 19, 1925, daughter of the late Dennis Duffy and the late Louise (nee: Rabideau) Duffy. Helen will be remembered for her smiling Irish eyes, big heart, sense of humor, and cheerful disposition. Her door was always open to family and...
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Gerald Walter Sollars

January 16, 1926 - March 17, 2015

Gerald Walter Sollars, age 89, died Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at his home survived by his loving family. Jerry was born January 16, 1926 in Detroit, Michigan, son of the late Kendall Joseph Sollars and the late Elizabeth Adele (nee: Youtt) Sollars. Jerry was raised in Detroit and, following his schooling, went to work for Detroit Plating where he was employed as a chrome plater. In 1957, Jerry...
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Jerry J. Beauchemin

September 2, 1930 - March 16, 2015

Jerry J. Beauchemin, age 84, died Monday, March 16, 2015 at his home. Jerry was born September 2, 1930 in Hamtramck, son of the late Harvey and the late Mary Beauchemin. With thanks & praise from a grateful nation, we honor Jerry for his service to our country as a sailor in our great United States Navy. Upon returning to Michigan following his military service, Jerry secured employment with...
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Laura Sophia Szymanski

May 21, 1928 - March 16, 2015

Laura Sophia Szymanski, age 86, died Monday, March 16, 2015 at the Arden Court Assisted Living Facility in Sterling Heights. She was born May 21, 1928 in Sandusky, Michigan, daughter of the late Walter Myslakowski and the late Felixa (nee: Bonski) Myslakowski. Laura was born and raised on the family farm, and attended Cass City High School where she walked down the aisle to receive her...
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Kenneth Horace Brooks

February 14, 1957 - March 15, 2015

Kenneth Horace Brooks, age 58 of Clinton Township, went home to be with his Lord on Sunday, March 15, 2015 at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township, Michigan. He was born February 14, 1957 (a Valentine's Day baby) in Detroit, son of Delilah (nee: Mason) Brooks and the late Willie Brooks. With thanks & praise from a grateful nation, we pay homage to Kenneth for his service to our...
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Raymond Gregory Walker

April 16, 1947 - March 15, 2015

Raymond Gregory Walker, age 67, died March 15, 2015 at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township, Michigan. Raymond was born April 16, 1947 in Hamtramck, Michigan, the son of Michaeline Virginia (nee: Roczniak) Walker- Badaczewski and the late Warren Allison Walker. Raymond was the beloved son of Michaeline Badaczewski and the late Warren Walker, and is the dear brother of Patricia...
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Ralph John Filary

October 13, 1928 - March 15, 2015

Ralph John Filary, age 86 of Roseville, died Sunday, March 15, 2015 at home surrounded by his loved ones. He was born October 13, 1928 in Bay City, Michigan, son of the late Harvey and the late Cecilia (nee: Byer) Filary. Ralph was known as the kind of guy who could talk to anyone. As the old saying goes; "he never met a stranger." And this friendly trait served him well for over 37 years as...
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Wojciech Bohdan Kruk

July 12, 1948 - March 14, 2015

Wojciech Bohdan Kruk, age 66 of Warren, died Saturday, March 14, 2015 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren. He was born July 12, 1948 in Lodz, Poland, son of the late Jan and the late Eleonora (nee: Orlowska) Kruk. Wojciech was a hard-working man who always provided for his family. Possessing a proud Polish heritage, as well as being instilled with much of the old...
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Ralph Neil Funk

April 15, 1925 - March 13, 2015

Ralph Neil Funk, age 89 of Warren died March 13, 2015 at his home in Warren. Mr. Funk was born in Detroit Michigan the son of the late William and Lela Funk. Mr. Funk was the beloved husband of the late Ellen, and is the dear father of Katherine (Nicholas) Becharas, Thomas (Alicia) Funk, Susan, Linda (Douglas) Guysens, Karen (Gary) Ostrowski, and the late Charlotte. Loving grandfather of Lela...
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Valerie Pendell

December 16, 1933 - March 9, 2015

Valerie Pendell, age 81, died Monday, March 9, 2015 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren. She was born December 16, 1933 in Green Mountain, North Carolina, daughter of the late Cas Thomas and the late Ella (nee Roberts) Thomas. Valerie took pride in being a simple woman. She was able to find great joy in every simple moment of her life, especially those precious, quiet...
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Anita J. Babin

June 30, 1935 - March 9, 2015

Anita J. Babin, age 79, died Monday, March 9, 2015 in Macomb, Michigan. She was born June 30, 1935 in Detroit, daughter of the late Cyril J. White and the late Viola A. (nee: Piper) White. Anita worked as the Head Savings Teller for the Manufacturers National Bank in Detroit. It was there that she met the love her life, George. George was a regular visitor to Anita's bank window. The two would...
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Jennifer Lyn Preston

April 13, 1978 - March 8, 2015

Jennifer Lyn Preston, age 36 of Sterling Heights, died Sunday, March 8, 2015 at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor. She was born April 13, 1978 in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, daughter of Patrick and Norma (nee: Scheer) Preston. Education was an important part of Jennifer's life, and her achievements back that up. In 2000, she earned her Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from Michigan...
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Francis Joseph Gorman

April 9, 1922 - March 8, 2015

Francis Joseph Gorman "Frank", age 92 of Warren, died Sunday, March 8, 2015 at his residence. He was born April 9, 1922 in Caulderbank, Scotland, son of the late Michael and the late Elizabeth (nee: Duffy) Gorman. With honorable mention on behalf of one of our country's greatest allies, we pay homage to Frank for his service in the British Army during World War II. For five years, he served...
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Marie Elizabeth Smith

June 10, 1936 - March 7, 2015

Marie Elizabeth Smith (nee Stromske), age 78 of Warren, died Saturday, March 7, 2015 at the Arbor Inn Assisted Living Center in Warren. She was born on June 10, 1936 in Detroit, daughter of the late Edward and the late Josephine (nee: Sajdak) Stromske. In sharing the story of Marie, there just has to be special mention of the passion she held for the Detroit sports teams,...especially for her...
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Joseph James Sciamanna

February 29, 1940 - March 6, 2015

Joseph James Sciamanna, age 75, died on Friday, March 6, 2015 at Beaumont Hospital in Troy. He was born February 29, 1940 in Detroit, son of the late Nunzio Sciamanna and the late Leta (nee: Bontempo) Sciamanna. On April 30, 1960, Mr. Sciamanna's life took on special meaning when he promised himself in marriage to his bride, Edith. Last year, the two shared their 54th anniversary together,...
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Richard A. Furby

July 5, 1948 - March 5, 2015

Richard Alan Furby, age 66, died Thursday, March 5, 2015 at his home in Warren. He was born July 5, 1948 in Traverse City, son of the late Donald and the late Margaret (nee Willingham) Furby. Mr. Furby was employed as a contract draftsman for GM. Following his retirement, Richard became interested in antique clocks. He would spend hours in his workship painstakingly restoring these classic...
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Kazimir Bartkowski

October 25, 1909 - March 5, 2015

Kazimir Bartkowski, age 105, died Thursday, March 5, 2015 at Rosegate Assisted Living Center in Traverse City Michigan. Kazimir was born October 25, 1909 in Butler, Pennsylvania, son of the late Bernard Bartkowski and the late Antonini Zawierucha. As a young man, Kazimir moved to the Detroit area with his entire family where he eventually found work with the Briggs Corporation, and later...
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Giovanna "Joann" Penrod

March 18, 1936 - March 5, 2015

Giovanna "Joann" Penrod, age 78, died on Thursday, March 5, 2015 at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township, Michigan. She was born March 18, 1936, daughter of the late Vito Cassisa and the late Maria (nee: Lombardo) Cassisa. A loving wife, mother and grandmother, one of her most profound traits was enveloped by her "passionate" nature. Joann possessed a passion for her family that...
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Sarah Palazzolo

November 15, 1925 - March 5, 2015

Sarah Palazzolo, age 89 of Warren, died Thursday, March 5, 2014 at St. John Macomb Oakland Hospital-Macomb Center in Warren. She was born on November 15, 1925 in Detroit, daughter of the late Joseph and the late Grace (nee: Misuraca) Palazzolo. Sarah was the beloved sister of Margaret Palazzolo, Tom (Elaine) Palazzolo, the late Joseph (Velma) Palazzolo, the late Sam (Margaret) Palazzolo, and...
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Ferdinand "Rocky" Markus

May 19, 1927 - March 4, 2015

Ferdinand "Rocky" Markus, died Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at Sunrise of Rochester, he was 87. Rocky was born May 19, 1927 in Union Town, Pennsylvania, a small coal mining town. He was the son of the late Fred and the late Annie (nee: Ruper) Markusic. Mr. Markus was the ultimate family man who worked hard providing for his family. He was determined to mentor his children so they could be...
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Abbiegail Alice Dougherty

March 1, 1917 - March 3, 2015

Abbiegail Alice Dougherty "Alice", age 98 and longtime resident of Warren, Michigan, passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2015 in Cary, Illinois. Abbiegail was born in Detroit on March 1, 1917, daughter of the late John Miles and Gertrude (nee: Swan) Miles. Abbiegail was one of 10 children born to John and Gertrude, and was raised in a loving Catholic family household. During her career years,...
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Bernice Blodgett

March 8, 1925 - March 2, 2015

Blodgett, Bernice - age 89 died March 2, 2015 at Beaumont Hospital in Grosse Pointe.. Bernice was born March 8, 1925 in Detroit to the late Albert and the late Emily Dudek. Bernice was still residing in the home that her father built and she grew up in. She was the wife of the late Mark (1987). The loving mother of Judy Blodgett and Fred (Gayle Osburn) Blodgett.She was preceded in death by...
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Theresa Margaret Pavlik

March 3, 1928 - March 2, 2015

Theresa Margaret Pavlik, age 86 of Warren, died Monday, March 2, 2015 at Father Murray Nursing Center in Center Line. She was born March 3, 1928, daughter of the late Lawrence Langkil and the late Agnes (nee: McCarthy) Langkil. A loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, one of her most profound traits was enveloped by her "passionate" nature. Theresa possessed a passion for...
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Sandra Ann Parker

January 30, 1947 - March 2, 2015

Sandra Ann Parker, age 68 of Warren, died Monday, March 2, 2015 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren. She was born January 30, 1947 in Detroit, daughter of the late Eugene and the late Delores (nee: Kries) Hudo. Though Sandra didn't "officially" work in their capacity, she did share a unique and genuine expertise in a couple fields that kept her quite busy,...the first...
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Ruth Lorraine Gietzen

January 7, 1932 - March 2, 2015

Ruth Lorraine Gietzen, age 83, formerly of Warren, died Monday, March 2, 2015 at St. Mary's Mercy Hospital in Livonia, Michigan. She was born January 7, 1932 in Detroit, daughter of the late John and the late Ruth (nee; Helwig) Morovitz. Growing up in Detroit, that is where Ruthie attained her education which ultimately led to her graduating from Denby High School's Class of 1949. For the next...
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Doris Lillian Rieger

April 23, 1924 - March 1, 2015

Doris Lillian Rieger, age 90 of Warren, died Sunday, March 1, 2015 at the Autumn Woods Health Care Facility in Warren. She was born April 23, 1924 in Detroit, daughter of the late Anthony and the late Anna (nee: Cass) Dettloff. Doris, or known more affectionately to many as Dorothy, enjoyed a varied array of passions in life. She loved her sweets and cigarettes, especially when she was...
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Thomas Ronald Plesco

December 7, 1940 - February 28, 2015

Thomas Ronald Plesco, age 74 of Warren, died Saturday, February 28, 2015 at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak. He was born December 7, 1940 in Detroit, son of the late Semon and the late Kathryn (nee: Corcoran) Plesco. Thomas was the beloved husband of Michelina. Dearest father of Craig (Laura) Plesco, Lauri Plesco, Todd (Miruna) Plesco, Jose Plesco, Marta Martinez, and Oscar (Mikisha) Plesco....
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John William Alam

January 8, 1936 - February 27, 2015

John William Alam, age 79 of Sterling Heights, died Friday, February 27, 2015 at his residence. He was born January 8, 1936 in Buffalo, New York, son of the late Joseph and the late Julia (nee: Yammin) Alam. With thanks & praise from a grateful nation, we pay homage to John for his service to our country during the Korean War. As a soldier in the U.S. Army, John attained the rank of Private...
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David Taylor Simpson

September 28, 1933 - February 27, 2015

David Taylor Simpson, age 81, died Friday, February 27, 2015 in Warren. Mr. Simpson was born September 28, 1933 in Detroit, son of the late Robert George and the late Mary E. (nee: Taylor) Simpson. Mr. Simpson was an inspector for Detroit Edison. He worked for the utility giant for 42 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary E. on October 15, 2011. He was the beloved father of...
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George Joseph Skotzke

March 19, 1931 - February 26, 2015

George Joseph Skotzke age 83, a longtime resident of Warren Michigan died February 26, 2015 at his home surrounded by his loving family. George was born March 19, 1931 in Detroit Michigan the son of the late Frank Skotzke and the late Martha (nee: Eland) Skotzke. George was raised on the eastside of Detroit and attended Holy Name Parish and Catholic grade school. Following high school...
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Donna Marinkov

April 10, 1954 - February 26, 2015

Donna Marinkov, age 60 of Warren, died Thursday, February 26, 2015 at the Kambly Living Center in Battle Creek, Michigan. She was born April 10, 1954 in Detroit, daughter of Mamie (nee: Vezelich) and the late Dan Marinkov. From birth, Donna was a special needs child who was challenged by many obstacles that life would throw her way. But as she met each hurdle and grew in age, there was one...
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George H. Murray

December 24, 1942 - February 25, 2015

George H. Murray, died peacefully February 25, 2015 surrounded by the love of his family. He was 72 years of age. George was born in Detroit, Michigan on December 24, 1942, son of the late John and Mary (nee: Steele) Murray. He was united in marriage to his beautiful bride, Sandra Lee Conrad on December 18, 1962. They made their home in Harrison Township and their union was blessed with...
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Edsel John Hampton

September 6, 1926 - February 23, 2015

Edsel John Hampton, age 88 of Grosse Pointe Shores, died Monday, February 23, 2015 at his residence. He was born September 6, 1926 in Detroit, son of the late Andrew Scott and the late Nora (nee: Poirer) Hampton. With thanks & praise from a grateful nation, we pay homage to Edsel for his service to our country as a soldier in our great U.S. Army during World War II. For the sacrifices made and...
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Donald Gwozdzialski

May 26, 1957 - February 20, 2015

Donald Gwozdzialski, age 57, died Friday, February 20, 2015 at his home in Warren, Michigan. Donald was born May 26, 1957 in Detroit, son of Helen (nee: Kowalski) and the late Stanley Gwozdzialski. Donald is the beloved son of Helen and the late Stanley Gwozdzialski. He was the dear brother of Susan Ludwig, the late Kenneth Gwozdzialski, and is the brother in-law of Tammy Gwozdzialski....
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Donald John Kowalewski

October 11, 1931 - February 19, 2015

Donald John Kowalewski, "Cookie," age 83, died Thursday, February 19, 2015 at his home in St. Clair Shores, Michigan. Donald was born October 11, 1931 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, son of the late Leo and the late Stella Kowalewski. Following his schooling, Donald entered the Unites States Army with whom he served during the Korean War. With thanks & praise from a grateful nation, we pay...
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Dolores Elizabeth Ziemba

August 28, 1924 - February 19, 2015

Dolores Elizabeth Ziemba, age 90 of Warren, died Thursday, February 19, 2015 at her home surrounded by her family. Dolores was born August 28, 1924 in Detroit, Michigan, daughter of the late Frank and Mary Bohlen. Raised in Detroit, Dolores grew up in a traditional setting that was immersed with Polish-Catholic roots. She was a devoted daughter and devout Catholic who prayed the Rosary daily...
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Radmila Jovanov

June 22, 1927 - February 17, 2015

Radmila Jovanov, age 87 of Warren, died Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren. She was born June 22, 1927 in Serbia to the late Sava and the late Darinka (nee: Ikonov) A loving mother, grandmother & great-grandmother, Radmila was at her happiest whenever the family got together. It really didn't matter what the celebration or occasion entailed,...
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Beverly Ann Beauchamp

July 11, 1940 - February 16, 2015

Beverly Ann Beauchamp, age 74 and longtime resident of Warren, died Monday, February 16, 2015 at Kindred Hospital in Detroit. Beverly was born July 11, 1940 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Gillan Burgess and the late Emma (nee: Wilson) Burgess. Beverly was raised in Detroit and graduated from the Detroit Public Schools. Following her education, Bev worked for many years at Dale Industries...
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Anna Mary Pipho

June 17, 1928 - February 15, 2015

Anna Mary Pipho, age 86 of Warren, died Sunday, February 15, 2015 at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township, Michigan. She was born June 17, 1928 in Boston, Massachusetts to the late Thomas and the late Vincenza (nee: Catolani) Lividoti. Following her high school years, Anna was so taken by the importance of education that she decided to further her own,…which ultimately led to the...
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Leslie Louise Hood

September 26, 1947 - February 14, 2015

Leslie Louise Hood, age 67 of Sterling Heights, died Saturday, February 14, 2015 at home surrounded by her loved ones. She was born September 26, 1947 in Detroit to Franklin and Jean (nee: Robenson) Fortier. Leslie was employed in the Law profession as a Paralegal Secretary for many years, a career in which she took much pride. She always strove to do her best and excel at every task, which...
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William James Jones

May 1, 1948 - February 14, 2015

William James Jones "Jim", age 66 of Warren, died Saturday, February 14, 2015 at home surrounded by his loved ones. He was born May 1, 1948 in Warren to his mother, Ella (nee: Taylor), and his late father, Billy Colter Jones. When he wasn't working, some of Jim's favorite escapes included his love of "M&M's"…Muscle Cars & Music. As for his music appreciation, he was quite proud of his...
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Anne Margaret Slazin

June 3, 1920 - February 13, 2015

Anne Margaret Slazin (nee: Slazinski), age 94 of Warren, died Friday, February 13, 2015 at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township, Michigan. She was born June 3, 1920 in Detroit to the late Leo and the late Stephanie (nee: Marcel) Slazinski. For many years, Anne was employed as a secretary for the automotive giant, General Motors. She brought a lot to the table with the skills she...
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Leonard Victor Mullins

March 2, 1928 - February 10, 2015

Leonard Victor Mullins, age 86 of Warren, died Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren. He was born March 2, 1928 in Eolia, Kentucky, son of the late Charlie and the late Bertie (nee: Sturgill) Mullins. With thanks & praise from a grateful nation, we pay homage to Leonard for his service to our country during World War II. As a soldier in our...
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William Stephen Malson

February 17, 1951 - February 10, 2015

William Stephen Malson "Bill," age 63 of Clinton Township, Michigan, died Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at McLaren Macomb Hospital in Mount Clemens, Michigan. Bill was born February 17, 1951 in Providence, Rhode Island, son of the late Ben Malson and the late Genevieve (nee: Hartnett) Malson. Bill was raised in Warren, Michigan and graduated from Cousino High School, the Class of 1969. ...
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George C. Spranger

January 2, 1930 - February 9, 2015

George C. Spranger, age 85 of Warren, died Monday, February 9, 2015 at home . George was born on January 2, 1930 in Highland Park to the late Emil Spranger and the late Gladys (nee: Trembath) Spranger. George was a gifted woodworker. He would often visit the local craft shows where he never met a stranger. His passion was interacting with all of the craft show visitors & vendors, and sharing...
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Francis Joseph Fredal

October 4, 1922 - February 9, 2015

Francis Joseph Fredal, age 92 of Warren, died Monday, February 9, 2015 at the Medilodge of Sterling Heights. He was born October 4, 1922 in Detroit, son of the late Steve and the late Elizabeth (nee: Stano) Fredal. Following the rites of passage through his high school days, Francis decided he wanted to further his education and went on to attain his Master's Degree which he put to work as an...
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Elizabeth Wozniak

October 20, 1922 - February 8, 2015

Elizabeth Wozniak, age 92, died Sunday, February 8, 2015 at Sanctuary at the Abbey Nursing Home in Warren. She was born October 20, 1922 in Brownsville, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late Paola Wozniak and the late Lucia (nee: Pepe) Wozniak. She was the beloved mother of the late Marilyn, and loving sister of the late Angelo Fornatoro and the late Nellie Milatovich. She is also survived by her...
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Roberto Roman

February 20, 1927 - February 7, 2015

Roberto Roman, age 87, formerly of Detroit and recently of Warren, Michigan, died February 7, 2015 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Oakland Center in Madison Heights, Michigan. Roberto was born February 20, 1927 in Mexico, son of the late Juan Roman and the late Gloria Adelina Salgado Roman. Roberto moved to the United States, with his wife of 49 years, Maria Socorro, to seek...
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Maryann Borowy

January 13, 1956 - February 5, 2015

Maryann Borowy, age 59 of Warren, died Thursday, February 5, 2015 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren. Maryann was born January 13, 1956 in Detroit, daughter of the late Frank Nowicki and the late Viola (nee: Kupps) Nowicki. Maryann was an Avon Representative for over 30 years, the perfect career for her outgoing and social personality. As technology evolved, Maryann...
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Eugene Pigula

January 2, 1925 - February 5, 2015

Eugene Pigula, age 90, died Thursday, February 5, 2015 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren. He was born January 2, 1925 in Detroit, Michigan, son of the late Joseph Pigula and the late Krystyna (nee: Bonchalska) Pigula. With thanks & praise from a grateful nation, we pay homage to Eugene for his service to our country during World War II. As a soldier in the U.S. Army,...
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Joyce Ann Chambers - Pawlik

August 3, 1931 - February 3, 2015

Joyce Ann Chambers - Pawlik, age 83 of Warren, died Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak after a short illness. Joyce also resided in Ocoee, Florida. She was born August 3, 1931 in Detroit, Michigan. Joyce treasured her times spent at her winter home in Ocoee, Florida with her late husband Edward. She was looking forward to returning there this winter, especially since...
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Grace Jane Pierce Loftus

March 14, 1926 - February 2, 2015

Grace Jane Pierce - Loftus, age 88, a longtime resident of Warren, Michigan, died Monday, February 2, 2015 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren. Grace was born March 14, 1926 in Detroit, Michigan, daughter of the late Paul Lademan and the late Elizabeth (nee: Konen) Lademan. Grace and Chuck, her first husband of 37 years, were proud members of Oakland Hills Country...
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David Bommarito

April 12, 1951 - February 1, 2015

David Bommarito, age 63 of Eastpointe, Michigan, died February 1, 2015 at St. John Hospital in Detroit. David was born April 12, 1951 in Detroit, Michigan, son of the late Joseph Bommarito and the late Mary Lucille (nee: Messina) Bommarito. David was raised in Center Line, Michigan, a graduate of Center Line High School. Following his schooling, David served in the United States Air Force...
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Victor Rapa

October 16, 1933 - January 31, 2015

Victor Rapa, age 81 of Sterling Heights, died Saturday, January 31, 2015 at Beaumont Hospital in Troy, Michigan. He was born October 16, 1933 in the country of Malta, son of the late Carmen and the late Rose (nee: Misfud) Rapa. With thanks & praise from a grateful nation, we pay homage to Victor for his service to our country during the Korean War era. As a soldier in our great U.S. Army, he...
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Nancy Ann DiMercurio

June 14, 1933 - January 30, 2015

Nancy Ann DiMercurio, age 81, a resident of Warren, died Friday, January 30, 2015 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren, Michigan. Nancy was born June 14, 1933 in Detroit, Michigan, daughter of the late Clarence Gilleran and the late Ann (nee: Fitzpatrick) Gilleran. Nancy was raised in a large Irish-Catholic family on Detroit's Westside. She graduated from Holy...
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Geraldine Henry

January 29, 2015

Geraldine Henry, age 77 of Warren, died Thursday, January 29, 2015 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren. She was born December 18, 1937 in Detroit, daughter of the late Roland Murray and the late Arrie Austin (nee: Holder) Canary. Along with being a loving and devoted mother, grandmother and homemaker, Geraldine was also proud and blessed to be the cherished wife of...
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Constance Leona Freeman

August 31, 1931 - January 29, 2015

Constance Leona Freeman "Connie," age 83 of Warren, died Thursday, January 29, 2015 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren. She was born August 31, 1931 in Hamtramck, daughter of the late Stanley and the late Leona (nee: Jakushonak) Szaladzinski. Throughout many of Connie's earlier years, she was employed by the Federal Reserve Bank where she held a number of prestigious...
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Rita Evelyn Ruth

August 8, 1937 - January 28, 2015

Rita Evelyn Ruth, age 77 and longtime resident of Eastpointe, Michigan, died January 28, 2015 at McLaren Macomb Hospital in Mount Clemens, Michigan. Rita was born August 8, 1939 in Detroit, Michigan, daughter of the late James Lucas and the late Luetta (nee: Geise) Lucas. Rita was the beloved wife of the late Allan, and is the dear mother of Kathy (Jeff) Doneth and Christopher Ruth. She was...
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Virginia Hannah Reno

March 17, 1925 - January 26, 2015

Virginia Hannah Reno, age 89, a longtime resident of Warren and recently of Novi, died January 26, 2015 at Wellbridge of Brighton Care Facility in Howell, Michigan. Virginia was born March 17, 1925 (a St. Patrick's Baby) in Berkley, Michigan, daughter of the late Walter Fuelling and the late Helen (nee: Muthel) Fuelling. Virginia will be remembered and missed by many family members and...
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John Albert Sidelko

January 23, 1923 - January 26, 2015

John Albert Sidelko, age 92 of Algonac, died Monday, January 26, 2015 at St. John Hospital in Detroit. He was born January 23, 1923 in Pennsylvania, son of the late John and the late Julia (nee: Czura) Sidelko. As a Die Maker in the automotive industry, John spent many years offering the best of his hard-work ethics toward the fabrication of automobiles. When he wasn't at work, those same...
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Shirley Bernice Marek

August 5, 1929 - January 26, 2015

Shirley Bernice Marek, age 85, died Monday, January 26, 2015 at home surrounded by her family. Shirley was born August 5, 1929 in Toledo, Ohio, daughter of the late Omer McDaniel and the late Odela (nee: Renn) McDaniel. Shirley was raised in several states including Indiana and Ohio before settling in Michigan where she attained employment as a Registered Nurse. Shirley met her husband...
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Helen Poplawski

December 28, 1919 - January 25, 2015

Helen Poplawski, age 95 of Warren and formerly of Detroit, died Sunday, January 25, 2015 at Sanctuary of the Abbey Nursing Home in Warren. Helen was born on December 28, 1919 in Cranston, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late Alphonse Poplawski and the late Adella (nee: Zelinski) Poplawski. She was the beloved aunt of Diane (Tom) Kozlowski. Arrangements were entrusted to the D.S. Temrowski &...
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Steven Allen Mogielski

May 29, 1968 - January 24, 2015

Steven Allen Mogielski, age 46 of Detroit, died suddenly on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. He was born May 29, 1968 in Detroit to Kathleen (nee: O'Grady) Mogielski, and the late Theodore Mogielski. When he wasn't working, Steven was at his happiest when enjoying the splendor and environment of the great outdoors,...especially when it involved anything having to...
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Bernardine Rose Legumina

March 5, 1940 - January 24, 2015

Bernardine "Bernie" Legumina, age 74 and longtime resident of Sterling Heights, Michigan, died January 24, 2015 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren. Bernie was born March 5, 1940 in Detroit, Michigan, daughter of the late Jacob Nowak and the late Genevieve (nee: Marlinga) Nowak. Bernie was raised in Detroit and graduated from the Patronage of St. Joseph Catholic...
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Janice Laureen Rogers

March 2, 1963 - January 24, 2015

Janice Laureen Rogers, age 51, died Saturday, January 24, 2015 at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township, Michigan. She was born March 2, 1963 in Detroit, daughter of the late Raymond Garret and the late Janice Ann (nee: Conner) Rogers. Janice worked for many years as a medical assistant, tenderly caring for all those with whom she came in contact. She would love and nurture her own...
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Richard Michael Nowak

September 10, 1949 - January 24, 2015

Richard Michael Nowak, age 65, died on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor. He was born September 10, 1949 in Detroit, Michigan, son of the late Richard Nowak and the late Sophie (nee: Rabchen) Nowak. After graduation from Hamtramck High School, Richard learned that being a man of disciplined work ethics that his career path would ultimately lead him down the ...
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Henry Stanley Sadocha

May 9, 1923 - January 23, 2015

Henry Stanley Sadocha, age 91, died Friday, January 23, 2015 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren, Michigan. Henry was born May 9, 1923 in Hamtramck, Michigan, son of the late John Sadocha and the late Stella (nee: Perzanowski) Sadocha. Henry was raised in Hamtramck and later served his country in the United States Merchant Marines. Following his honorable service,...
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Stella Kostin

May 5, 1923 - January 16, 2015

Stella Kostin, age 91 of Clinton Township, died Friday, January 16, 2015 at her residence, the American House-Lakeside 1. She was born May 5, 1923 in Detroit, daughter of the late Adam and the late Catherine (nee: Zielinski) Kaszubinski. Being the loving mother she was, Stella truly enjoyed raising her three beautiful girls and watching them grow to be fine young women. In the earlier years...
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Robert George Laws

January 14, 1952 - January 16, 2015

Robert George Laws, age 63 of Warren, died Friday, January 16, 2015 at St. John Hospital in Detroit in the company of his loving daughters. He was born January 14, 1952 in Detroit, son of the late William and the late Marie (nee: Griesbeck) Laws. There are, potentially, many words or phrases that could describe and define Robert,…but without question, one of the most prominent would be "hard...
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Robert James Vandelinder

November 22, 1928 - January 14, 2015

Robert James Vandelinder, age 86 of Warren, died January 14, 2015, surrounded by his loved ones, at Beaumont Hospital in Troy, Michigan. He was born November 22, 1928 in Detroit, son of the late Herbert E. and the late Helen M. (nee: Reaney) Vandelinder. With thanks & praise from a grateful nation, we pay homage to Mr. Vandelinder for his service to our country during the Korean War era. As a...
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Shirley Jean Krol

December 28, 1927 - January 13, 2015

Shirley J. Krol, age 87 of Warren, and a resident of the Windemere Senior Living Community, died January 13, 2015 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren, Michigan. Shirley was born December 28, 1927 in Detroit, Michigan, daughter of the late Samuel McFarland and the late Jeanette (nee: Janke) McFarland. Shirley was a child of the depression era which impacted her life in...
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Olga Ann Cebula

June 27, 1930 - January 13, 2015

Olga Ann Cebula, age 84, died Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at her home in Warren surrounded by her loving faimily. Olga was born June 27, 1930 in Detroit to the late Carl & the late Anna (nee: Zucovich) Sokol. Olga was a woman of deep Catholic faith, and a longstanding member of St. Sylvester Catholic Church in Warren. Along with the many ways she supported the church, she was especially proud of...
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Donald Leigh Hessell

July 29, 1936 - January 12, 2015

Donald Leigh Hessell, age 78, died Monday, January 12, 2015 at his home in Warren surrounded by his loving family. Donald was born July 29, 1936 in Halfway, Michigan, son of the late Lawrence and the late Evelyn (nee: Polkowski) Hessell. He was raised on the eastside, and later served his country as an Airman in the United States Air Force. Upon being honorably discharged from his military...
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Mary Ann Teres

February 27, 1924 - January 12, 2015

Mary Ann Teres, age 90, died Monday, January 12, 2015 at her home in Clinton Township, Michigan. Mary Ann was born February 27, 1924 in Detroit, daughter of the late William and the late Lucy (nee; Pergandy) Logan. Mary Ann was extremely devoted to her family, and had one very special way of showing her love. Every third Sunday of the month, she held to a wonderful family tradition that...
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Gladys Matlinga Gawel

May 18, 1927 - January 11, 2015

Gladys Matlinga Gawel, age 87, became an Angel in Heaven on January 11, 2015. Beloved wife of the late Mitchell, and the late William. Loving mother of Geri, Melanie, and Michael. Loving Grandmother of Sherry, Great-Grandmother of James and Christopher, and Step-Grandmother of Vince, Steve, and Jessica. Arrangements entrusted to the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home in Warren. Please...
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William Goldman Murrah

October 20, 1923 - January 11, 2015

William Goldman Murrah, age 91 died January 11, 2015 at the American House Assited Living in Sterling Heights Michigan. William was born October 20, 1923 in Nortonville, Kentucky the son of the late Chester Arthur Murrah and the late Zena Glen (nee: Smith) Murrah. Wiliam spent most of his young years in Kentucky and later served in the United States Army during World War II achieving the...
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Allen Henry Zalenski

March 6, 1950 - January 10, 2015

Allen Henry Zalenski age 64 died January 10, 2015 at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren, Michigan. Allen was born March 6, 1950 in Hamtramck Michigan the son of Jane (nee: Radziewicz) Zalenski, and the late Henry Zalenski. Allen was raised mostly in Warren Michigan and later served in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. Following his military service Allen worked several...
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Gustave Joseph Kause

April 26, 1919 - January 10, 2015

Kause, Gustave J., age 95 of Warren, died Saturday, January 10, 2015 at his residence, the Windemere Park Senior Living Community in Warren. He was born on April 26, 1919 in Portage, Pennsylvania, son of the late Gust and the late Mary (nee: Bruett) Kause. For those St. Clair Shorian's who were lucky enough to attend South Lake High School years ago, they'll probably remember the familiar face...
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Jennie Margaret Semear

December 27, 1934 - January 10, 2015

Jennie Margaret Semear, age 80 of Warren, died Saturday, January 10, 2015 at Beaumont Hospital in Troy, Michigan. Jennie was born December 27, 2014 in Caro, Michigan, daughter of the late Ignatius and the late Margaret (nee: Miskovich) Lis. Mrs. Semear was a woman with a strong and abiding faith, as well as a longstanding member of St. Martin dePorres Catholic Church in Warren for over 40...
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Elijah Lee Raimondo

February 6, 1983 - January 9, 2015

Elijah Lee Raimondo, age 31, died January 9, 2015 at his home in Eastpointe, Michigan. He was born February 6, 1983 in Cincinnati, Ohio, son of the late Robert Maks and the late SueAnn Raimondo. Elijah's family members came together to support and raise young Eli. Eli was a young and precocious boy who enjoyed playing baseball, as well as many other outdoors sports with friends. During his...
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James Nels Baker

March 13, 1936 - January 9, 2015

James Nels Baker, age 78 and formerly of Warren, Michigan, died Friday, January 9, 2015 at McLaren Port Huron Hospital in Port Huron Michigan. James was born March 13, 1936 in Stambaugh, Michigan, son of the late Frank Baker and the late Frances (nee: Belland) Baker. James was raised in the Upper Peninsula of Michgan and later served in the United States Air Force while stationed in Lincoln,...
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Nancy Ann Cardamone

October 25, 1959 - January 8, 2015

Nancy Ann Cardamone, age 55 of Roseville, died Thursday, January 8, 2015 at McLaren Macomb Regional Hospital in Mt. Clemens, Michigan. Nancy was born October 25, 1959 in Detroit, daughter of Emil and Margaret (nee: Rieli) Cardamone. Nancy was the beloved mother of Morgan Cardamone, and the loving daughter of Emil and Margaret Cardamone. She is the dear sister of Charles (Gloria) Cardamone,...
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Genevieve Gorski

December 2, 1924 - January 7, 2015

Genevieve "Jean" Gorski, age 90, died January 7, 2015 at the American House Senior Living in Sterling Heights, Michigan. Genevieve was born December 2, 1924 in North Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of the late John Wozniak and the late Sophie (nee: Bunar) Wozniak. Genevieve was raised in Illinois and later met and married the love of her life, Edwin Gorski. The two were joined in holy...
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James Richard Alexander

October 27, 1919 - January 7, 2015

James Richard Alexander, age 95 of Warren, died Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at home while under the loving & vigilant care of his loved ones and the "angels" at Reverence Hospice. He was born October 27, 1919 in Tifton, Georgia, son of the late WIlburn and the late Alice (nee: Gibbs) Alexander. At the age of 25, James' life took a wonderful turn when he was joined in marriage with the love of...
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Everett Erv Eubanks

October 23, 1932 - January 7, 2015

Everett E.Eubanks, "Erv," age 82, died Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at his home in Warren. Everett was born October 23, 1932 in Grosse Pointe Farms to the late Edward Richard and the late Emma (nee: Polick) Eubanks. With thanks & praise from a grateful nation, we pay homage to Mr. Eubanks for his service to our country during the Korean War era. As a soldier in our great U.S. Army, he attained...
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Robert Keith Hollifield

February 6, 1943 - January 7, 2015

Hollifield, Robert K. " Bob," died January 7, 2015. He was born February 6, 1943 in Detroit to the late Raymond and the late Edna Mae Hollifield (nee Robertson). Robert was 71. Bob was passionate about his work as a bump and paint man, working on both cars and motorcycles. He enjoyed his rock and roll music, especially AC/DC, and was a huge fan of the rock radio station, WRIF. He was a big...
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Gilbert Joseph Jankowiak

July 10, 1944 - January 6, 2015

Gilbert Joseph Jankowiak, age 70 of Warren, died Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren. He was born July 10, 1944 in Detroit, son of the late Gilbert C. and the late Eleanor (nee: Jankowski) Jankowiak. Gilbert was the beloved husband of Sharon. Dearest father of Jim (Darlene) Jankowiak and Jennifer (Greg) Maciasz. Loving grandfather of Kayla and...
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Ngan Thi "Trang" Hutchings

December 12, 1948 - January 6, 2015

Ngan Thi "Trang" Hutchings, age 66 of Warren, died Wednesday, January 6, 2015 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren, Michigan. She was born December 12, 1948 in Vietnam, daughter of the late Nghiem Xuan Loc and the late Nghiem Thanh Phung. Ngan Thi "Trang" Hutchings was married to Ronald W. Hutchings in Washington, D.C. on December 13, 1968. They would eventually settle...
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Pauline Clara Berg

August 4, 1930 - January 5, 2015

Pauline Clara Berg, age 84 of Warren, died Monday, January 5, 2015 at the Oakmont Sterling Assisted Living Memory Care Center in Sterling Heights, Michigan. She was born August 4, 1930 in East Detroit, daughter of the late Frank and the late Clara (nee: LeBeau) Stanco. A graduate from the prestigious Dominican High School in Detroit, Pauline was quite proud of the athletic accomplishments she...
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William Gaylord Klatt

January 31, 1959 - January 2, 2015

William Gaylord Klatt, age 55 of Sterling Heights, died suddenly at home on January 2, 2015. He was born January 31, 1959 in Detroit, son of William and the late Pauline Klatt. For this young man in his early years, the rites of passage took Bill down a path that many boys choose as they enter the throngs of scouting. Bill was most proud of being a boy scout, and enjoyed the camaraderie that...
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Pauline Nicklos

October 11, 1926 - January 2, 2015

Pauline Nicklos, age 88 of Warren, died Friday, January 2, 2015 at an Adult Foster Care facility in Clinton Township, Michigan. She was born October 11, 1926 in Detroit, daughter of the late Gust and the late Jennie (nee: Beis) Alepakos. In her earlier years, Pauline was employed as a Payroll Agent in the automotive industry. As life pressed on and called her to the glory days of enjoying the...
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Marguerite Mary Dudek

June 6, 1925 - December 27, 2014

Marguerite Mary Dudek, age 89 0f Warren, died Saturday, December 27, 2014 at the Autumn Woods Nursing Care Facility in Warren. She was born June 6, 1925 in Peoria, Illinois, daughter of the late John and the late Mary (nee: Bushak) Szentes. Mrs. Dudek strived to keep her mind sharp, often challenging herself with a crossword puzzle or a good, old-fashioned jigsaw puzzle. If she did not want...
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Leah Jane Gancarz

February 14, 1950 - December 26, 2014

Leah Jqne Gancarz, age 64 of Warren, Michigan, died Friday, December 26, 2014 at her home. Leah was born February 14, 1950 in Mount Clemens, Michigan, daughter of the late John Carr and the late Jane (nee: Ainsworth) Carr. Leah was raised in Saint Clair Shores, Michigan and graduated from the St. Clair Shores Shores School System. Soon afterwards, she married, enjoyed her role as homemaker,...
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Natalie Grand

April 9, 1920 - December 26, 2014

Natalie Grand, age 94 of Warren, died Friday, December 26, 2014 at the Cherrywood Nursing Home in Sterling Heights, Michigan. Natalie was born on April 9, 1920 in Hamtramck, Michigan, daughter of the late Stanley Burcz and the late Stefania (nee: Stemplewski) Burcz. Natalie was the beloved wife of the late Henry Grand, and is the dear mother of Henrietta (Richard) Stoddard, Henry (Diane)...
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Michael John Szpulak, Sr.

May 25, 1918 - December 26, 2014

Michael John Szpulak, Sr., age 96, died Friday, December 26, 2014 at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township. Mr. Szpulak was born May 25, 1918 in his native land of Poland. Mr. Szpulak served in the Polish Army before coming to the United States. Although Michael had lived in the United States for many years, Poland always held a special place in his heart. He would stay true to his...
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