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Gary Dennis Nawrocki

April 9, 1956 - June 25, 2017

Gary Dennis Nawrocki, age 61 of Eastpointe, died Sunday, June 25, 2017 at St. John Hospital & Medical Center in Detroit, Michigan. He was born April 9, 1956, son of Florence and the late Donald Nawrocki. In sharing this brief bio about Gary, perhaps the most definitive and noteworthy mention would have to be his love of cars. Along with the position he held as an automotive mechanic, Gary's...
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Michelle Marie DeSchryver

May 12, 1979 - June 23, 2017

Michelle DeSchryver Oatley, age 38 of Saint Clair Shores, died Friday, June 23, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loved ones. She was born May 12, 1979 in Grosse Pointe, Michigan to Julie Ann (nee: Greiner) and the late Thomas Edward DeSchryver, Michelle was a graduate of the Class of 1997 from Regina High School in Harper Woods. She went on to further her education at Michigan State...
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Donald Carl Skorski

June 27, 1929 - June 22, 2017

Donald Carl Skorski, age 87, died Thursday, June 22, 2017 at his home in Warren surrounded by his loving daughters. Mr. Skorski was born June 27, 1929 in Detroit, son of the late John and the late Bernice (nee: Slawinski) Skorski. Growing up in Hamtramck, Donald was a proud graduate of St. Ladislaus High School. Not only did the school provide him the opportunity to learn and excel, it also...
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Rita Pordon

October 25, 1928 - June 20, 2017

Rita Pordon, age 88, died Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at Sunrise Assisted Living in Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan. Rita was born October 25, 1928 in Detroit, daughter of the late Anthony and the late Helen (nee: Pawlak) Rychcik. Rita was born and raised in the city of Detroit where she grew up in a very traditional Polish family and attended a Polish, Catholic High School in Hamtramck by the name...
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Jerome Joseph Colleran

April 16, 1935 - June 20, 2017

Jerome Joseph ("Jerry") Colleran, age 82, died Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren, Michigan. Jerome was born April 16, 1935 in Detroit, Michigan, son the the late Joseph William Colleran and the late Anne Helen (nee: Pilkowski) Colleran. Jerome was raised in Detroit and later entered the United States Navy during the Korean War from August 1, 1952, until his...
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Betty Mae Muller

January 29, 1931 - June 19, 2017

Betty Mae Muller of Warren died Monday, June 19, 2017 at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren, she was 86 years old. Betty was born January 29, 1931 in Detroit, daughter of the late Raymond Abbott and the late Marcella (nee: Wagner) Abbott. Betty was born in Detroit, but grew up in the community of St. Clair Shores, the nautical city just a few miles north up the coast of the thumb. It is there...
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Joyce Marilyn Fischer

February 5, 1936 - June 17, 2017

Joyce Marilyn Fischer, age 81 of Warren, died Saturday, June 17, 2017 at home in the company of her loved ones. She was born February 5, 1936 in Detroit, daughter of the late James and the late Maribell (nee: Dodson) Ettel. Joyce was the beloved wife of the late Carl Fischer; dear mother of Duane (Kathy) Hyatt and Joy Hyatt; loving grandmother of Aaron and Joe Hyatt; and sister of James Ettel...
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Gustaaf August Van der Waerden

July 13, 1929 - June 14, 2017

Gustaaf August Van der Waerden passed away on June 14, 2017 in his son's home in Charlotte, North Carolina, just shy of celebrating his 88th birthday. Gus was born in Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan on July 13, 1929, as a first generation American in the last days of the Roaring Twenties. Gus was the first child of Emil Van der Waerden and Nathalie Beekman Van der Waerden, both of whom had...
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Wladyslaw Walter Zwolinski

July 15, 1922 - June 14, 2017

Wladyslaw Zwolinski "Walter," age 94, died Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at Windemere Assisted Living in Warren, Michigan. Wladyslaw was born July 15, 1922 in Poland which is where he spent his younger years. During the occupation by the Nazis in Poland during World War II, Wladyslaw was separated from his family and taken to a work camp where he was held for over four years. Upon being...
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Julia Mary Rygiewicz

January 12, 1925 - June 14, 2017

Julia Mary Rygiewicz, age 92 of Warren, died Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at home surrounded by loved ones. She was born January 12, 1925 in Detroit, daughter of the late Walter and the late Agnes (nee: Sekula) Olech. Born and raised in Detroit, Julia was a proud graduate of Detroit's renowned St. Hedwig High School. When it came time for seeking employment, Julia's office skills were ultimately...
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John D. "Scotty" Ralston

March 2, 1922 - June 14, 2017

John D. Ralston "Scotty," age 95 of Warren, died Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township, Michigan. He was born March 2, 1922 in Kirkintilloch, Scotland, son of the late William and Helen Ralston. At the young age of 22, John's life was beautifully changed the day he watched his bride take her walk down the aisle the day they were joined together in holy...
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Patricia Helen Zygaj

June 22, 1943 - June 9, 2017

Patricia Helen Zygaj, age 73 of Fraser, died Friday, June 9, 2017 at McLaren Hospital in Flint, Michigan. She was born June 22, 1943 in Hamtramck, daughter of the late Oliver and the late Regina (nee: Kowalski) Horsch. Born in the Polish haven of Hamtramck, Patricia and her family would eventually relocate to one of Michigan's growing coastal attractions, the City of St. Clair Shores. It is...
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James Patrick Shelton, Jr.

April 8, 1922 - June 8, 2017

James Patrick Shelton Jr., age 95 of Sterling Heights, formerly of Shelby Township and originally of Warren, died Thursday, June 8, 2017 at the Oakmont Sterling Assisted Living in Sterling Heights. He was born April 8, 1922 in Detroit, son of the late James Patrick Sr. and the late Mollie (nee: Mace) Shelton. At the young age of 20, James received that ominous summons from Uncle Sam to come...
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Janice H. Rohrkemper

January 16, 1925 - June 6, 2017

Janice H. Rohrkemper of Warren. Died June 6, 2017 in Warren at the age of 92. Janice was born January 16, 1925 in Detroit to the late William and the late Harriet Grauman (nee O'Brien). Janice was the beloved wife of the late William for 61 years. She was the loving mother of Jan (Ken) Stevens, Brian Rohrkemper, and Jim (Peg) Rohrkemper. Proud and devoted grandmother of Brian, Katie,...
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Pauline Michelina Schepka

June 29, 1934 - June 3, 2017

Pauline Michelina Schepka, age 82 of Warren, died Saturday, June 3, 2017 at the Martha T. Berry Medical Care Facility in Mt. Clemens, Michigan. She was born June 29, 1924 in Detroit, daughter of the late Paul and the late Cecilia (nee: Barowski) Daniel. For over 25 years, Pauline was quite proud to be part of the team at Comerica Bank where she extended the finer points of her business acumen...
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Margaret Ann Lewerenz

October 22, 1931 - June 3, 2017

Margaret Ann Lewerenz, age 85 of Detroit, died Saturday, June 3, 2017 at the St. Anthony Healthcare Center in Warren, Michigan. She was born October 22, 1931 in Detroit, daughter of the late Clyde and the late Angeline (nee: Fuhrman) Lesner. Margaret Ann,…85 years "young"…a true reflection of a lady that brought so much joy and elation into the lives of her family, as well as her many...
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Bernice Hedwig Silarski

March 6, 1924 - May 31, 2017

Bernice Hedwig Silarski, age 93 of Detroit, died Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at Beaumont Hospital in Troy. She was born March 6, 1924 in Detroit, daughter of the late Peter and the late Constance (nee: Rice) Szatkowski. After caring for the needs of her family, Bernice loved finding those moments and times when she could pour the best parts of her creative talents into projects, both big and small...
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Hattie Sophie Lefchick

May 30, 1918 - May 27, 2017

Hattie Sophie Lefchick, age 98, died peacefully on Saturday, May 27, 2017, just shy of her 99 birthday, at the Shelby Crossings Nursing Facility in Shelby Township, Michigan. Hattie was born May 30, 1918 in Hamtramck, Michigan, daughter of the late Ludwik Galazka and the late Michalina (nee: Penska) Galazka. Hattie was raised in Hamtramck and graduated from Hamtramck High School. ...
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Michael Joseph Contrera

May 9, 1921 - May 26, 2017

Michael Joseph Contrera, age 96 a longtime resident of Warren passed away peacefully Friday, May 26, 2017, surrounded by his children and family. Michael was born May 9, 1921 in Detroit Michigan the son of the late Mario Contrera and the late Grace (nee: Toarmino) Contrera. Michael was raised in Detroit and attended school until the eighth grade. Following his schooling young Michael went...
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Maria Faber

March 28, 1924 - May 21, 2017

Maria Faber, age 93 of Warren, died Sunday, May 21, 2017 at Kindred Hospital in Detroit. She was born March 28, 1924 in Poland, daughter of the late Teodor and the late Pajza Kozak. Maria was the beloved wife of the late Joseph. Dear mother of Marian (the late Bridget) Faber, John Faber, Eleonore (Daniel) Franczak, and Joseph (Ruth) Faber. Loving grandmother of David, Andrew, Cheryl (Bryce),...
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Ella Mabel DeVore

October 9, 1915 - May 21, 2017

Ella Mabel DeVore, age 101, died Sunday, May 21, 2017 at the ShorePointe Nursing Center in St. Clair Shores, Michigan. She was born October 9, 1915 in Erin Township (Eastpointe), Michigan, daughter of the late William and the late Lena (nee: Oming) Hagedorn. Born in 1915, a simple arithmetic exercise tells the story of how this wonderful lady transcended the centenarian mark to reach 101 years...
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Renee Emily Brown

January 26, 1967 - May 20, 2017

Renee Emily Brown (nee: Tepper), age 50, died Saturday, May 20, 2017. Renee was born January 26, 1967 in Detroit, Michigan, daughter of the late Richard Tepper and the late Theresa (nee: Witkowski) Tepper. Renee was raised primarily in the Detroit and Hamtramck area. Following her schooling, Renee was employed her entire life in retail,...first working at DOTS clothing, and eventually for...
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Mary Ethel Elliott

February 18, 1929 - May 20, 2017

Mary Elliott, age 88, passed away peacefully on May 20, 2017 at her home in Warren, Michigan surrounded by loving family members. She was born on February 18, 1929 in Detroit, Michigan. Mary met her husband Stewart when they both worked at Michigan Bell in Detroit. They shared their first date on May 20, 1947, and were married a year later on June 5, 1948. Mary and Stewart were happily married...
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George Anthony Huff

December 13, 1934 - May 19, 2017

George Anthony Huff, age 82 of Clinton Township, died Friday, May 19, 2017 at the Village of East Harbor Skilled Nursing Center in Chesterfield, Michigan. He was born December 13, 1934 in Detroit, son of the late George and the late Bernice (nee: Squires) Huff. George leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of 42 years, Nancy (nee: Dowd) Huff. Having recently celebrated their wedding...
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Mildred Frances Allport

April 26, 1946 - May 18, 2017

Mildred Frances Allport, age 71 of Macomb, died Thursday, May 18, 2017 at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township, Michigan. She was born April 26, 1946 in Detroit, daughter of the late William and the late June Irene (nee: Woodson) Cox. Mildred was the beloved wife of John Allport. Dear sister of Christine (John) and Cheryl (Ernie). Arrangements have been entrusted to the D.S....
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Vincent John Pizzimenti

July 15, 1940 - May 17, 2017

Vincent John Pizzimenti, age 76, died Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at his home in Warren surrounded by his loving family. Vincent was born July 15, 1940 in Detroit, Michigan, son of the late Carlo Pizzimenti and the late Anna (nee: Medvisen) Pizzimenti. A proud graduate of St. Martin's High School, Vince poured himself into the high school experience, especially in the sporting arena where he ...
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Stacy Marie Bleisch

June 12, 1985 - May 15, 2017

Stacy Marie Bleisch, age 31 of Clinton Township, died Monday, May 15, 2017. She was born June 12, 1985 in Warren, daughter of Donald and Janice (nee: Seewerker) Bleisch. With sights set on creating a bright future for herself, Stacy followed up her high school education by enrolling at Baker College with an emphasis on business administration. After much hard work, long hours studying, and a...
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Kevin LaMont Wiley, Jr.

July 26, 2015 - May 15, 2017

Kevin LaMont Wiley, Jr. age 22 months, passed away in a tragic pool accident Monday in Warren, Michigan. Kevin was born July 26, 2015 at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren, Michigan the son of Kevin LaMont Wiley Sr. and Lauren Jeanne Browning. In his short life, Kevin had a passion and affinity for watching and playing basketball. He loved watching Lilo & Stitch cartoons and dancing to all...
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Dolores Elizabeth Valenza

August 17, 1925 - May 13, 2017

Dolores Elizabeth Valenza, age 91 of Roseville, died Saturday, May 13, 2017 at St. John Hospital & Medical Center in Detroit. Born in Detroit on August 17, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Charles and the late Elizabeth (nee: Schimulphfennig) English. Along with the care and nurturing Dolores poured into her family and household, she was also proud of the many years she spent with a...
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John Strika

July 10, 1931 - May 13, 2017

John Strika, age 85, died Saturday, May 13, 2017 at the Autumn Woods Health Care Facility in Warren. John was born July 10, 1931 in Yugoslavia, son of the late Sam and the late Tillie (nee: Iskin) Strika. Beloved husband of the late Anna. Dear father of Kathy (the late Ray) Nadrowski, Steve (Julie), Christine, and Sharon (Bill) Webb. Loving grandfather of 4 and great-grandfather of 3. Brother...
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Raymond Richard Walkowski

June 15, 1927 - May 12, 2017

Raymond Richard ("Ray") Walkowski, 89, passed away peacefully in Warren on May 12, 2017. Ray was born in Detroit on June 15, 1927, the youngest child of the late Lawrence and Wanda (Cicholski) Walkowski. Ray met his beloved wife and companion of 55 years, Halina (Napieraj) Walkowski, through Catholic youth groups in Detroit. They were married at St. Hyacinth Roman Catholic Church on August 25...
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Donna Marie Cojocari

February 8, 1930 - May 10, 2017

Donna Marie Cojocari, age 87 of Warren, died Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at Sanctuary at the Abbey in Warren, Michigan. She was born February 8, 1930 in Detroit, daughter of the late Claude and the late Josaphine (nee: Longeway) Hool. Donna was the beloved wife of James, and dearest mother of Philip Cojocari. She was also sister of the late Elizabeth Banks. Visitation for Donna will be held...
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Raymond Fredrick DeClark

September 22, 1957 - May 6, 2017

Raymond Fredrick DeClark, age 59 of Warren, died Saturday, May 6, 2017 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren. He was born September 22, 1957 in Mt. Clemens, Michigan, son of the late Raymond Joseph and the late Elizabeth Martha (nee: Knieling) DeClark. A GM retiree at an early age, Raymond was quite proud of the years he spent at the automotive giant. One of the many who...
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Carol Jeanne Graham

June 11, 1945 - May 5, 2017

Carol Jeanne Graham, age 71, died Friday, May 5, 2017 at St. John Hospital and Medical Center in Detroit. Carol was born June 11, 1945 in Redford, Michigan to the late Melvin and the late Dorothy (nee: Mychko) Gruschow. Born and raised in Detroit, Carol and her family eventually migrated north to the new and burgeoning community of East Detroit, which we all know today as Eastpointe. (Being so...
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Joseph Anthony Musil

January 13, 1922 - May 4, 2017

Joseph Anthony Musil, age 95 of Warren, died Thursday, May 4, 2017 at "A Room at the Inn" Adult Foster Care in Warren. He was born January 13, 1922 in Oslo, Minnesota, son of the late Frank and the late Anna Musil. Mr. Musil was a longtime employee of the Budd Company in Detroit where he worked as a machinist. Following many years of dedicated service, he finally accepted his well-deserved...
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Richard Anthony Sloan

August 25, 1934 - May 3, 2017

Richard Anthony Sloan, age 82 of Warren, died Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at Harper Hospital in Detroit. He was born August 25, 1934 in Detroit, son of the late William and the late Angelia (nee: Ratajczak) Sloan. Richard was employed with Sears for over 25 years and extended the utmost in service excellence until accepting his well-deserved retirement. While at Sears, he worked in their...
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David Joseph Shannon

April 3, 1938 - May 2, 2017

David Joseph Shannon, age 79, died Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at Beaumont Hospital in Troy, Michigan. David was born April 3, 1938 in Canton, Ohio, the son of William Shannon and Josephine (nee: Rice). Very early years for David began in Ohio. At a young age his family moved to Highland Park, Michigan. David was raised in Highland Park and graduated from Highland Park High School. Following his...
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Diana Augusta Allor

March 15, 1920 - April 30, 2017

Diana Augusta Allor, age 97 of Chesterfield Township, died Sunday, April 30, 2017 at ShorePointe Nursing Center in St. Clair Shores, Michigan. She was born March 15, 1920 in Coleman, Alberta, Canada, daughter of the late Aime and the late Marie Teresa (nee: Monty) Mousty. Born in the land of our neighbors to the north, Diana became a U.S. citizen upon relocating to America with her family in...
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Kevin Jerome Strong

October 29, 1965 - April 27, 2017

Kevin Jerome Strong, age 51, died suddenly Thursday, April 27, 2017 at his home in Warren. Kevin was born October 29, 1965 in Detroit to Jerome George and Kathy Jo (nee Golec) Strong. Kevin would graduate from high school and shortly thereafter meet his future bride, Terry Lynn Moritz on a blind date set up by Terry's best friend. The blind date turned into true love and the two married on...
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Kenneth John Gentile

January 31, 1943 - April 27, 2017

Kenneth John Gentile, age 74, died Thursday, April 27, 2017 at Crittenton Hospital in Rochester, Michigan. Kenneth was born January 31, 1943 in Detroit, Michigan, son of the late Thomas C. Gentile, Sr. and the late Diane (nee: Tranchida) Gentile. Ken was raised in Detroit and graduated from De LaSalle Collegiate Catholic High School where he excelled at sports, especially football. ...
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Wanda Szymanski

April 14, 1929 - April 23, 2017

Wanda Szymanski, age 88 of Eastpointe, died Sunday, April 23, 2017 at St. John Hospital & Medical Center in Detroit. She was born April 14, 1929 in Detroit, daughter of the late Stephen and the late Julia (nee: Danielewicz) Stempowski. Not long after her high school years, Wanda made a huge decision that would change her life immensely,…a change that would reap some wonderful rewards and a...
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Thomas Edwin Marchand

December 12, 1932 - April 22, 2017

Thomas E. Marchand, age 84 of Warren, died Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Windemere Park Assisted Living in Warren, Michigan. He was born December 12, 1932 in Detroit, son of the late John and the late Theresa (nee: Krolikowski) Marchand. With thanks and praise from a grateful nation, we pay homage to Thomas for his service to our country during the Korean War era. As a soldier in our revered U.S...
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Jack Barry Perica

December 25, 1948 - April 21, 2017

Jack Barry Perica, age 68 of Warren, died Friday, April 21, 2017 at McLaren Macomb Hospital in Mt. Clemens, Michigan. A special Christmas Baby, Jack was born December 25, 1948 in Detroit, son of Wilma L. (nee: Webb) and the late Jacob Perica. He was the dear brother of Sandra (Steve) Rinke, and the late Michael. Loving uncle of Erin (Michael) VanGemert, and brother-in-law of Stephen Stewart. ...
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Diane Marie Bedard

March 31, 1940 - April 21, 2017

Diane Marie Bedard, age 77 of Port Huron, and formerly of Grosse Pointe Woods, died Friday, April 21, 2017 at Regency on the Lake in Fort Gratiot, Michigan. She was born March 31, 1940 in Detroit, daughter of the late Victor Joseph and the late Kathleen Clothilde (nee: O'Connor) DeSchryver. Diane Marie (DeSchryver) Bedard was born March 31, 1940, the eldest in a large Catholic family. She...
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Luigi Arfre

March 20, 1944 - April 21, 2017

Luigi Arfre, age 73 of Warren, died Friday, April 21, 2017 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren. He was born March 20, 1944 in Detroit, son of the late Joseph and the late Francesca (nee: DiBenedetto) Arfre. Luigi was a man of simple pleasures, unassuming and the definitive example of a "what you see is what you get" kinda guy. There were many aspects of Luigi's life...
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Patricia Ann DuBay

June 13, 1951 - April 19, 2017

Patricia Ann DuBay, age 65, died suddenly April 19, 2017 at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren, Michigan. Patricia was born June 13, 1951 in Detroit, Michigan, daughter of the late Joseph Brennan and the late Rita (nee: Barron) Brennan. She was raised in Detroit and graduated from East Catholic High School. Following high school, Patricia continued her studies at Macomb Community...
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Eugene Michael Comos

March 7, 1936 - April 16, 2017

Eugene Michael Comos passed quietly into the afterlife on April 16, 2017. Gene led a beautiful, humble and meaningful life that left a legacy of love and kindness for his family. He left behind his wife, Ruth (nee: Incarnati); his sons, Mike (Ellen Coon) Comos, Matt Comos, and his daughter, Michelle (Mark) Vanata, along with his grandchildren, Zachary, Madison, Gabriel, Mackenzie, Marcus and...
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John Adam Zablotny

January 20, 1930 - April 16, 2017

John Adam Zablotny, age 87 of Warren, died Sunday, April 16, 2017 at Boulevard Health Care Center in Rochester Hills, Michigan. He was born January 20, 1930 in Detroit, son of the late John and the late Frances (nee: Jacek) Zablotny. With thanks and praise from a grateful nation, we pay homage to John for his service to our country as a soldier in the U.S. Army during the Korean War era....
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Dillon Michael Sparks

December 20, 1993 - April 14, 2017

Dillon Michael Sparks, age 23, died Friday, April 14, 2017 at his home in Warren. Dillon was born December 20, 1993 at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan, son of Michael Gene Sparks and Sandra Kay (nee: DeSelm) Sparks. Dillon was raised in Warren where he attended Carter Middle School and Cousino High School. As a young boy, Dillon was your typical kid who was passionate about Power...
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Brian Alan Wilson

August 4, 1969 - April 13, 2017

Brian Alan Wilson age 47 died April 13, 2017 at his home in Warren, Michigan surrounded by his loving family. Brian was born August 4, 1969 at South Macomb Hospital in Warren Michigan the son of Ronald E. Wilson and Frances Ann (nee: Puzio) Wilson. Brian was raised in Warren and attended and graduated from St. Clement Catholic High School in Center Line. Following his schooling, Brian...
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Michael John Bellia

July 29, 1952 - April 12, 2017

Michael John Bellia, born on July 29, 1952, passed away peacefully on April 12, 2017 after succumbing to his long battle with heart disease. Son of the late John Bellia and Patricia (nee: Collins) Bellia. He is survived by his wife, Michalene "Mickey" Bellia; daughter, Shavon Bellia; and his sister, Nancy (Bob) Butler. Also surviving are his mother in-law Margaret (the late Marvin) Malek, and...
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James Robert Northup

May 17, 1935 - April 11, 2017

James Robert Northup, "Jim," age 81 of Warren, died Tuesday, April 11, 2017 surrounded by his loved ones at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township, Michigan. He was born May 17, 1935 in Detroit, son of the late Edward and the late Suszanne (nee: Bond) Northup. The wonderful thing about a love story that seems fleeting at best,…is when it grows and prospers, and becomes a 63 year...
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Jacqueline Jean Abella

September 26, 1936 - April 7, 2017

Jacqueline Jean Abella, age 80 of Pembroke Pines, Florida, died Friday, April 7, 2017 at St. John Hospital & Medical Center in Detroit. She was born in Detroit on September 26, 1936, daughter of the late John J. and the late Ella Fay (nee: Adkins) Jankowski. Jacqueline leaves to cherish her memory her loving husband of 59 years, Louis Abella. Together, they were blessed to share many wonderful...
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Jessie Mae Connors

November 13, 1933 - April 6, 2017

Jessie Mae Connors, age 83 of Warren, died Thursday, April 6, 2017 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren. She was born November 13, 1933 in Detroit, daughter of the late Harry and the late Edna (nee: Edgerton) Muir. As depicted in the accompanying photo of Jessie, she shared a warm and extraordinary relationship with the love of her life, John, until the two were...
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Gerard Francis Wilock

October 23, 1950 - April 2, 2017

Gerard Francis Wilock, age 66 of Lakeland, Florida, died Sunday, April 2, 2017 at St. John Hospital & Medical Center in Detroit. He was also born in Detroit on October 23, 1950, son of the late Henry A. and the late Annette V. (nee: Schultz) Wilock. Gerard was the beloved brother of Judy Smith-Bosek. Dear uncle of Christopher A. (Crystal) Smith, Matthew R. Smith, and great-uncle of Elizabeth A...
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Mary Ann "Dee" Venezia

October 11, 1939 - April 2, 2017

Mary Ann "Dee" Venezia (nee: Hessen), age 77, died Thursday, April 2, 2017 at her home in Warren. She was born October 11, 1939 in Detroit, Michigan, daughter of the late David and the late Freda (nee: Haddad) Hessen, A loving wife, mother and grandmother, Mary Ann was a caring homemaker who poured her heart and soul into the nurturing of her family, especially her two cherubs,...
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Robert G. Shaw

December 18, 1946 - April 2, 2017

Robert Gordon Shaw, "Bob," age 70, died Sunday, April 2, 2017 at the Autumn Woods Health Care Facility in Warren, Michigan. Bob was born December 18, 1946 in Detroit, Michigan, son of the late Roscoe Breckner Shaw and the late Margaret Ann (nee: Cougler) Shaw. Bob was raised in Detroit and attended both Finney and Osborne High Schools. He later served proudly in the United States Navy aboard...
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Delphine Florence Kobylczyk

November 23, 1933 - March 31, 2017

Delphine F. Kobylczyk, age 83, died on March 31, 2017. She was born Novemeber 23, 1933 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Stanley Ejnowski and the late Anna (nee:Andrejewski) Ejnowski. Delphine was a woman who possessed a host of passions that stirred her heart, none-so-much as the loving relationship she shared with the love of her life, Fred. Together, they shared over 50 wonderful years of...
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Jerry Wilbur Jeffrey

May 10, 1948 - March 30, 2017

Jerry Wilbur Jeffrey, age 68, died suddenly Thursday, March 30, 2017 at his home in Warren, Michigan. Jerry was born May 10, 1948 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, son of the late Hector Jeffrey and the late Helen (nee: Wright) Jeffrey. At the young age of four, Jerry moved with his family to Detroit, Michigan. He was raised on the Southwest side of Detroit graduating from Holy Redeemer Catholic...
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Alma Rita Majcherek

February 16, 1931 - March 28, 2017

Alma Rita Majcherek, age 86 of Warren, died peacefully in her sleep at home on Tuesday, March 28, 2017. She was born February 16, 1931 in Greenway, Arkansas, daughter of the late Earl and the late Beulah (nee: Lovelady) Eubanks. The story of taking on the Majcherek name comes from a fateful meeting that set the vibes of romance in motion one day at a local dating mecca, the infamous Pampa...
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Douglas D'Mont Jeffs

November 4, 1963 - March 27, 2017

Douglas D'Mont Jeffs, age 53 of Warren, died Monday, March 27, 2017 the St. John Hospital & Medical Center in Detroit. He was born November 4, 1963 in Royal Oak, Michigan, son of Delores (nee: Roger) and the late Douglas Jeffs. For employment, Douglas ultimately landed within the realm of the many automotive suppliers, being offered a position at Vehma International. Extending over 24 years of...
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Homer John Hunt

March 10, 1927 - March 27, 2017

Homer John Hunt, age 90, died Monday, March 27, 2017 at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren, Michigan. Homer was born March 10, 1927 in Amherstburg, Canada, son of the late Henry Clay Hunt and the late Elsie (nee: Warren) Hunt. Homer was raised in Amherstburg and graduated from Amherstburg's one room school building. During his youth, Homer worked on Bob-Lo Island. Homer loved his summers...
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Caroline Mary Gumowski

May 13, 1931 - March 25, 2017

Caroline Mary Gumowski, age 85 of Warren, died Saturday, March 25, 2017 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren. She was born May 13, 1931 in Detroit, daughter of the late Joseph and the late Veronica (nee: Malinowski) Kochanski. In telling the story of Caroline, one of the most endearing aspects would definitely have to be the loving relationship she shared with the man...
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Irene C. Vohs

August 7, 1928 - March 24, 2017

Irene C. Vohs, age 88 of Clinton Township, died Friday, March 24, 2017 at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township. A farmer's daughter, Irene was born August 7, 1928 on the family's dairy farm in Warren Township, Michigan to the late Henry and the late Alvera (nee: Grobbel) Ruhlman. A proud graduate of North Branch High School's Class of 1946, it was right about the same time just 3...
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Curtis Anthony Slotta

September 30, 1957 - March 21, 2017

Curtis Anthony Slotta, age 59 of Roseville, died Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at home surrounded by his loving family. Curtis was born September 30, 1957 in Detroit, son of the late Robert Bruno and the late Marion Delores (nee: Ciocca) Slotta. Born in Detroit and raised in Hamtramck, Curtis was a proud graduate of Hamtramck High School, the Class of 1975. This would prove to be quite the...
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Bryan Keith Diegel

February 11, 1962 - March 20, 2017

Bryan Keith Diegel, age 55 of Warren, died Monday, March 20, 2017 at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. He was born February 11, 1962 in Detroit, son of the Clay and the late Christine (nee: Combs) Diegel. Employed as a machine repairman in the automotive industry, Bryan held an appreciation for all things motor related. From his interest in the various car shows that speckled the Michigan...
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Ivan Dale Frisbie, Jr.

January 9, 1933 - March 15, 2017

Ivan D. Jr. "Butch" Frisbie, age 84, died Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren, Michigan. Butch was born January 9, 1933 in Detroit, Michigan, son of the late Ivan Dale Frisbie Sr. and the late Marguerite (nee: Scheibeck) Frisbie. Butch was raised in Detroit and graduated from Denby High School. Following his schooling, he served in the United States Army during...
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Charles Anthony Lipsmeier, Sr.

October 7, 1936 - March 15, 2017

Charles Anthony Lipsmeier Sr., age 80, died Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren, Michigan. Charles was born October 7, 1936 in Dearborn, Michigan, son of the late Virgil Henry Lipsmeier and the late Adele Bernadine (nee: Immethun) Lipsmeier. Charles was raised in Detroit and graduated from St. Paul's on the Lake Catholic School in Grosse Pointe. Following his...
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Dessie Evans

January 3, 1926 - March 15, 2017

Dessie Evans, age 91, died Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at Beaumont Hospital's Grosse Pointe Campus. Dessie was born January 3, 1926 in Detroit, daughter of the late George and the late Pearl (nee: Zubovich) Vukmirovich. Growing up on Russell Street in Detroit, Dessie's eventual dive into the work pool found her at the Hydramatic Transmission Plant that built transmissions for General Motors'...
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Joyce Ann Zalewski

July 5, 1946 - March 12, 2017

Joyce Ann Zalewski, age 70 of Warren, died Sunday, March 12, 2017 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, the Macomb Center in Warren. She was born July 5, 1946, daughter of the late Charles and the late Gladys (nee: Johnson) Miramonti. As a loving homemaker, Joyce tended to the needs of her family with the utmost in tender-loving-care and poured the finest parts of herself into the nurturing of...
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Helena Zielonka

June 4, 1931 - March 11, 2017

Helena Zielonka, age 85 of Sterling Heights, died Saturday, March 11, 2017 at home in Sterling Heights, Michigan.. She was born June 4, 1931 in Jasliska, Poland, daughter of the late Marceli and the late Maria (nee: Kurdyla) Lorenc. Helena was the beloved wife of the late Marian. Dearest mother of Stanley (Mary) Zielonka, Mary (the late Henry) Brodzinski, Anthony (the late Danuta) Zielonka,...
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Louise Elinor Renkowski

July 23, 1928 - March 11, 2017

Louise Elinor Renkowski, age 88 of Warren, died Saturday, March 11, 2017 at the American House Sterling Heights facility in Sterling Heights, Michigan. She was born July 23, 1928 in Detroit, daughter of the late Frank A. Wegener and the late Mary L. (nee; Rabe) Wegener. Like many "Detroiter's" who reached an employable age within the post WWII era, it was off to the automotive giants they...
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Regina Veronica Laskowski

November 18, 1923 - March 8, 2017

Regina Veronica Laskowski, age 93, a resident of Warren, Michigan since 1979, died Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township, Michigan. Regina was born November 18, 1923 in Detroit, Michigan, daughter of the late Stefan Wawrzyniak and the late Stella (nee: Izydorek) Wawrzyniak. Regina was raised in Detroit and graduated from St. Florian Catholic High School....
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Richard Lisiecki

March 4, 1936 - March 8, 2017

Richard Lisiecki, age 81 died Wednesday March 8, 2017 at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren, Michigan. Richard was born March 4, 1936 in Detroit, Michigan the son of the late William John Lisiecki and the late Agnes (nee: Hojnacki) Lisiecki. A "HamTown Boy" who grew up in Detroit, Richard attained his educational footing at Pershing High School prior to heading out into the work world. At a...
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Darlene Lucille Buffa

August 11, 1939 - March 5, 2017

Darlene Lucille Buffa, age 77 of Roseville, died Sunday, March 5, 2017 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren. She was born August 11, 1939 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, daughter of the late Harold and the late Delima (nee: Soucie) Nantais. Hailing from Windsor, Ontario, Canada, life would ultimately find Darlene relocating to Michigan where she attended private school and...
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Edith Magdalene Bush

November 18, 1934 - March 3, 2017

Edith Magdalene Bush, age 82, died Friday, March 3, 2017 at home surrounded by her loving family. Edith was born November 18, 1934 in Castlewood, Virginia to the late James Alfred Fields and the late Eliza Fields (nee Belcher). Edith would spend her childhood years growing up and attending school in Castlewood. For many years she rode the bus with a young man named Fred Bush,... these rides to...
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Mignonette Mary Nash

November 18, 1930 - March 2, 2017

Mignonette Mary Nash (nee: Pawlowski), age 86, died Tuesday, March 2, 2017 at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren, Michigan. Mignonette was born November 18, 1930 in Harbor Beach, Michigan, daughter of the late Clemens Pawlowski and the late Anna (nee: Susalla) Pawlowski. Mignonette was raised on the family farm in Harbor Beach and graduated from Our Lady of Lake Huron High School. Following...
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Ann Marie Tilli

September 8, 1919 - February 28, 2017

Anna Marie Tilli, age 97, a longtime resident of Warren, Michigan died Thursday, February 28, 2017 at the Oakview Medical Care Facility in Ludington, Michigan. Anna was born September 8, 1919 in Karavukovo, Yugoslavia, daughter of the late George and the late Theresa (nee: Himmelsbach) Lang. Anna was the beloved wife of the late Matthew. Dear mother of Robert Tilli and Jack (Janine) Tilli....
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Andrew Eugene Hadella, Jr.

January 14, 1933 - February 28, 2017

Andrew Eugene Hadella Jr., age 84 of Warren, died peacefully at home on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. Andrew was born January 14, 1933 in Hamtramck to the late Andrew Eugene and the late Clara (nee: Malkowski) Hadella. With thanks and praise from a grateful nation, we pay homage to Andrew for his service to our country as a soldier in the U.S. Army during the...
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Kathleen Julianne Brennan

February 18, 1931 - February 26, 2017

Kathleen Julianne Brennan, age 86 of Croswell, returned home to her Heavenly Father on Sunday, February 26, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. She was born February 18, 1931 in Detroit, daughter of the late Michael James "Jim" and the late Lula (nee: Granger) Higgins. Kathleen was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She is survived by her loving husband of 64 years, Robert Brennan,...
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Harold Joseph Karpinski

October 18, 1918 - February 25, 2017

Harold Joseph Karpinski, age 98 of Roseville, died Saturday, February 25, 2017 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren. He was born October 18, 1918 in Detroit, son of the late Anthony and the late Agnes (nee: Miotke) Karpinski. If a book were to be written about the life and times of Harold Karpinski, one of the most important mentions or chapters would definitely need to...
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Sean Anthony Monticciolo

August 1, 1978 - February 22, 2017

Sean Anthony Monticciolo, age 38, died Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan following a courageous battle against cancer. Sean was born August 1, 1978 in Detroit, Michigan, son of John Monticciolo and Robin (nee: Toal) Quarterman. Sean was raised in Warren and graduated from Lincoln High School, Class of 1996, where he excelled at baseball and also played in...
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Richard Paul Wronski

September 27, 1962 - February 20, 2017

Richard Paul Wronski, age 54 of Shelby Township, died Monday, February 20, 2017 at the Beaumont Medical Clinic in Sterling Heights, Michigan. He was born September 27, 1962 in Detroit, son of Paul Wronski and Virginia (nee: McCarthy) Wronski. Employed as a driver for the SMART transportation services, Richard was the perfect guy for the job as he possessed quite a gregarious and infectious...
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Margot Hall

July 18, 1930 - February 19, 2017

Margot Hall (nee: Margarita Llambias), age 86 and a Warren resident since 1962, died Sunday, February 19, 2017 at the Heartland Health Care Center in Sterling Heights, Michigan. She was born July 18, 1930 in the city of Gibraltor, located in the United Kingdom. Margot was the beloved wife of the late Kenneth George Hall, with whom she shared a wonderful life after exchanging their vows of...
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Norbert Kuhr, Jr.

March 18, 1945 - February 18, 2017

Norbert Kuhr Jr., age 71, died on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at St. John Hospital & Medical Center In Detroit, Michigan. He was born March 18, 1945 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Norbert Albert Kuhr and the late Lillian (nee: Clinchok) Kuhr. At the age of 21, Norbert answered the call of his country and served as a sailor in the U.S. Navy from June 1966 to June 1968 during the Vietnam War...
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Jeffrey Glenn Harris

October 13, 1961 - February 15, 2017

Jeffrey Glenn Harris, age 55 of Warren, died Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at home. He was born October 13, 1961 in Odessa, Texas, son of James Robert Harris and the late Gloria Ann Harris. Originally from the state of Texas, Jeffrey roots ran deep in the lone star state and were never "entirely" uprooted throughout his 25 plus years here in Michigan. Therein, it was no surprise when he made...
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Gary Michael Smith

April 29, 1953 - February 14, 2017

Gary Michael Smith, age 63 of Sterling Heights, died Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at his residence. He was born April 29, 1953 in Detroit, son of the late Herbert A. and the late Geraldine M. (nee: Hurkett) Smith. Gary was a simple man with simple interests and, like most guys, truly enjoyed his sporting pleasures,…especially when it came to football. Yet he wasn't all that particular as...
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Mary Ann Harbour

February 7, 1933 - February 10, 2017

Mary Ann Harbour, age 84 of Warren, died Friday, February 10, 2017 at home surrounded by her loved ones. She was born February 7, 1933 in Hamtramck, daughter of the late Andrew and the late Anna (nee: Pruzinsky) Jeno. Mary Ann was the beloved wife of the late William J. Harbour. Cherished sister of John (the late Dorothy) Jeno and Helen (Pete) Mulhern. Dearest mother of Roseanne (Robert) Kott,...
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Robert Ray Rudy II

April 10, 1957 - February 9, 2017

Robert Ray Rudy II, age 59, died Thursday, February 9, 2017. He was born April 10, 1957 in Detroit, son of Robert and Marion (nee: Redmon) Rudy. A former resident of Warren for many years, Robert had made his way up north where he settled in the quiet community of Oscoda. He was blessed to enjoy 3 wonderful years in some of Michigan's most beautiful surroundings where he could be more free and...
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Robert Frank Stevens

September 1, 1952 - February 9, 2017

Robert Frank Stevens, age 64 of Warren, died Thursday, February 9, 2017 at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan. He was born September 1, 1952 in Hamtramck, son of the late Samuel and the late Laura (nee: Chellew) Stevens. When Robert managed to find some personal time, his pleasures kept him close to home as that is where he thrived. In a nutshell, Robert was known to be a lover of nature...
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Emilie Henrietta Dettloff

May 24, 1921 - February 7, 2017

Emilie Dettloff, age 95 of Warren, died February 7, 2017 in Tampa, Florida of "natural causes". She was moved to Florida in 2013 due to suffering advanced dementia and incompetency. Emilie resided in a very beautiful and caring assisted living facility until December of 2016, and was then placed in a nursing home due to her on-going decline. Emilie had the comfort, love and visits by her...
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Elizabeth "Betty" Dostert

June 15, 1939 - February 7, 2017

Elizabeth "Betty" Dostert, age 77, died Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at Beaumont Hospital in Troy. Betty was born June 15, 1939 in Canada to the late Mike and the late Evangeline (nee: Mars) Gliganich. Betty would reside in Canada until age 12 at which time her family moved to Detroit. On the day that Betty was enrolling at Annuciation Catholic School, a young man by the name of Gerald Dostert...
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Kimberley Therese Kraus

March 25, 1959 - February 5, 2017

Kimberley Therese Kraus, age 57, died Sunday, February 5, 2017 at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren, Michigan. Kimberley was born March 25, 1959 in Detroit, Michigan, daughter of the late Henry Kraus and the late Mary (nee: Koenig) Kraus. Kimberley was raised in Warren and attended Warren Woods High School. After her schooling, Kimberley worked as a caregiver for her family members. When...
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Betty DeGrandchamp

March 7, 1926 - February 5, 2017

Betty DeGrandchamp, age 90, died Sunday, February 5, 2017 at her home in Warren, Michigan surrounded by her loving family. Betty was born March 7, 1926 in Wales, United Kingdom, daughter of the late William George Edmunds and the late Beatrice Mary (nee: Jenkins) Edmunds. Betty came with her family to the United States at the very young age of two. She was raised in Detroit, Michigan and...
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Marlene Joyce Nowakowski

August 30, 1937 - February 5, 2017

Marlene Joyce Nowakowski, age 79 of Warren, died Sunday, February 5, 2017 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born August 30, 1937 in Detroit, daughter of the late Ernest and the late Lucille (nee: Gasloli) Breckner. Marlene was the beloved wife of the late James. Dear mother of Bob (Cynthia) Nowakowski, Paul (Pamela) Nowakowski, and Steve (Kathleen) Nowakowski. Loving grandmother...
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Lois Ann Oser

November 24, 1940 - February 4, 2017

Lois Ann Oser, age 76, died Saturday, February 4, 2017 at the Heartland Healthcare Facility in Sterling Heights. Lois was born November 24, 1940 in Detroit to the late George E. and the late Frances A. (nee Hiljer) Oser. Born and raised in the 6 Mile & Van Dyke area of Detroit, school and church were both in close proximity for Lois. Her place of worship was Holy Name Catholic Church, and...
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Irene Theresa Tadrzynski

August 9, 1927 - February 3, 2017

Irene Theresa Tadrzynski, age 89, died Friday, February 3, 2017 at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren, Michigan. Irene was born August 9, 1927 in Detroit, Michigan, daughter of the late Anthony Sabalinski and the late Bernice (nee: Rozniak) Sabalinski. Irene was raised on the east side of Detroit and learned to speak English in the first grade having learned Polish as her first language...
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Joseph Casimer Filarski

March 21, 1919 - February 3, 2017

Joseph Casimer Filarski, age 97, died Friday, February 3, 2017 at the Brookdale Assisted Living Facility in Utica, Michigan. Joseph was born March 21, 1919 in Detroit ,Michigan, son of the late Joseph Casimer Filarski and the late Helena (nee: Steinhebel) Filarski. Joseph's career path led him into the realm of the automotive world where he worked and retired as a Tool & Die Maker for the...
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Joseph John Deredzinski, Jr.

February 14, 1932 - February 3, 2017

Joseph John Deredzinski Jr., age 84, died Friday, February 3, 2017 at his home in Warren surrounded by his loving family. Joseph was born February 14, 1932 in Detroit to the late Joseph John and Agnes (nee: Dudek) Deredzinski. Joseph was born and raised in the city of Detroit and graduated from Detroit Catholic Central High School. Following his graduation from high school, Joseph joined...
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Rita Mary VerHoven

July 3, 1919 - February 1, 2017

Rita Mary VerHoven, age 97 of Warren, died Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at the Windemere Park Assisted Living facility in Warren. She was born July 3, 1919 in Detroit, daughter of the late Aloysius and the late Rose (nee: Kaltz) VerHoven. Retired for the past 25 years, that would mean that Rita remained at her place of business until the age of 72,...something almost unheard of that long ago....
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