Our Obituaries

Gregory Andrew Terrace

July 16, 1988 - September 15, 2014

Gregory A. Terrace age 26 died September 15, 2014 at Warren Woods Health and Rehabilitation Center in Warren, Michigan. Greg was born July 16, 1988 at St. John Hospital in Detroit Michigan the son of Mark and Karen (nee: Nowack) Terrace. Greg was a lifelong battler and warrior against cancer having been diagnosed at age 5 with hemangioblastoma. Always optimistic he lived his life to the...
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Genowefa Gdyra

February 14, 1922 - September 14, 2014

Genowefa Gdyra, age 92 of Center Line, died Sunday, September 14, 2014 at Harper University Hospital in Detroit. She was born February 14, 1922 in Poland, daughter of the late Michael and the late Veronica (nee: Tofel) Brzezicki. Genowefa was the beloved wife of the late Jan. Dear mother of Jenny Seelye, Lucy Sajor, Mary Jane (Jim) Hentkowski, John Gdyra, the late Adam, and the late Evelyn....
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Edward Stanley Skiba

September 11, 2014

Edward Stanley Skiba, age 93 of Roseville, died Thursday, September 11, 2014 at McLaren Macomb Hospital in Mt. Clemens. He was born August 21, 1921 in Hamtramck, son of the late Julius and the late Anna (nee: Panek) Skiba. Edward was the beloved husband of Blanche for 67 years. Dear father of Randy Skiba and Claire (Thomas) Schmitz . Edward retired from Michigan Bell Telephone. Edward...
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Brandon Michael Taylor

August 23, 1983 - September 10, 2014

Brandon "B" Taylor Age 31, died September 10, 2014. Brandon was born August 23, 1983 in Warren Michigan the son of John Brian Taylor and Synthia Marie Miller. Brandon was raised in East Detroit, Center Line, and primarily on the eastside of Detroit. He worked as a plumber and a tattoo artist. When Brandon was young he enjoyed fishing and snow skiing. Later in life he loved riding the open...
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Helen Butler

July 7, 1928 - September 9, 2014

Helen Butler, age 86 of Warren, died Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at the Autumn Woods Health Care Facility in Warren. She was born on July 7, 1928 in Milburn, Kentucky, daughter of the late Leslie Bryant and the late Eula Mae (nee; Samples) Tackett. For many years, Helen was employed as a clerk in the retail industry. When she wasn't working away from home, she diligently worked inside her home...
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Linda M. Dauffenbach

March 14, 1952 - September 9, 2014

Warm and loving are some of the first things that come to mind when most of us think of Linda. Kind, caring, and deeply thoughtful, she endeared herself to everyone she came in contact with. Over the years she developed strong friendships and relationships with those she met, most of which lasted for many, many years, as so many can attest to. Linda was born in 1952 to Shirley and Carl Walker...
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Edward John Osak

September 4, 1924 - September 8, 2014

Edward John Osak "Ozzie" age 90 a longtime resident of Warren, Michigan died Monday September 8, 2014 at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township, Michigan. Edward was born September 4, 1924 in Detroit Michigan the son of the late John and Lottie (nee: Grzymkowski) Osak. Ed was raised in Hamtramck and attended St. Ladislaus High School, however protecting his country came first...
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J. Patricia Prue

November 2, 1930 - September 8, 2014

J. Patricia Prue, age 83 of Roseville, died Monday, September 8, 2014 at the Sanctuary at Fraser Villa in Fraser, Michigan. She was born November 2, 1930 in Detroit to Harry and Alice (nee: Gernon) Reybuck. She married Arthur W. Prue Sr. on January 17, 1953, and leaves him to cherish her memory. Dear mother of Theresa (Gary) Kessler, Heidi (Anibal) Cazal, Nancy (the late Danny) Lamers, and...
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Elizabeth "Betty" Hafeli

November 11, 1927 - September 7, 2014

Elizabeth Jean Hafeli, "Betty," age 86 and longtime resident of Center Line, Michigan, died Sunday, September 7, 2014 at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township. Betty was born November 11, 1927 in Detroit, Michigan, daughter of the late Howard Jeffers and the late Frances (nee: Wolkins) Jeffers. Betty was raised in Detroit and graduated from East Commerce in Detroit. As a young woman...
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Richard Theophilus Wolas

March 6, 1926 - September 5, 2014

Richard Theophilus Wolas, age 88 of Warren, died Friday, September 5, 2014 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren. He was born March 6, 1926 in Hamtramck to Walter and Josephine (nee: Kowelewski) Wolas. Rchard married the love of his life, Eleanor Kopera on July 3, 1954, with whom he went on to share the next 40 wonderful years of marriage until her passing in 1954. In...
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Rita Grace Wisniewski

July 10, 1922 - September 5, 2014

Rita Grace Wisniewski, age 92 of Warren, died Friday, September 5, 2014 at the Autumn Woods Health Care Facility in Warren. She was born July 10, 1922 in Detroit to Adam and Rose (nee: Makowski) Szczesny. Rita was a longtime member of St. Sylvester Catholic Church, singing in the Choir there for many years. She enjoyed boating and an occasional trip to the casino. Rita was blessed with 92...
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Georgann Accettola

May 27, 1939 - September 2, 2014

Georgann Accettola, age 75 of Warren, died Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at her daughter's home surrounded by her loving family. A loving wife, mother and grandmother, one of her most profound traits was enveloped by her "passionate" nature. Georgann possessed a passion for her family that was unmatched by any other, and it all began in 1957. It was then that the story of her family took wing...
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Florence Eleanor Chmielewski

May 24, 1930 - September 2, 2014

Florence Eleanor Chmielewski, age 84 of Utica, died Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at Beaumont Hospital in Troy. Florence was born May 24, 1930 in Detroit to Joseph and Amelia Piechowski. On a glorious day in 1957, Florence's life was enhanced and blessed as she joined her beloved Joseph in marriage and began their journey as husband & wife,…and union that would find them enjoying the next 52...
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Ethel Jean Schwartz

August 13, 1929 - August 31, 2014

Ethel Jean Schwartz – "Pudge," age 85 of Warren, died Sunday, August 31, 2014 at St. John Hospital in Detroit. She was born August 13, 1929 in Detroit, daughter of the late Elmer and the late Irene (nee: Schumaker) Kiel. We all have our own stories to tell, but one of Ethel's definitely wins the prize for most compelling. Not just once, but twice,…she lived to tell about the unimaginable...
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Mary "Marsh" Omela

August 3, 1924 - August 31, 2014

Mary "Marsh" Omela (nee: Skowron), age 90, died August 31, 2014 at the American House of Sterling Heights, Michigan. Mary was born August 3, 1924, daughter of the late Anthony and Thecla Skowron. Mary resided in Hamtramck for many years and retired as Hamtramck's first police woman. She was devoted to her family, her Polish heritage and her catholic faith. Mary was the beloved wife of...
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Eileen Margaret Kennedy

November 9, 1941 - August 31, 2014

Eileen Margaret Kennedy, age 72 of Warren, died Sunday, August 31, 2014 at McLaren-Macomb Hospital after a lengthy illness. Eileen was born November 9, 1941 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada to Leo & Eva Helen (nee: Farr) Kennedy. Eileen moved to Michigan in 1965 at the young age of 24 years old. After securing a job at Cottage Hospital in Grosse Pointe Farms, she would go on to spend the next 29...
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Eleanor Margaret Kaltz

April 3, 1920 - August 29, 2014

Eleanor Margaret Kaltz, age 94 of Warren, died Friday, August 29, 2014 at Beaumont Hospital in Troy. She was born April 3, 1920 in Erin Township, Michigan, daughter of the late Rollie and the late Loretta (nee: Denryter) Vandenbossche. For this loving homemaker and Mom who spent countless hours working her magic in the kitchen preparing those delicious family meals over the years, it just...
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Ernest S. Hallman

August 4, 1926 - August 28, 2014

Ernest S. Hallman, age 88 of Warren, died Thursday, August 28, 2014 at home. He was born August 4, 1926 in Detroit, son of the late August and the late Mary (nee: Piotrowski) Hallman. With thanks & praise from a grateful nation, we pay homage to Ernest for his service to our country as a sailor in the United States Navy. A period which spanned over 22 years, he was an integral part of the...
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Myra Joan Rodgers

March 30, 1932 - August 28, 2014

Myra Joan Rodgers, age 82 of Warren, died Thursday, August 28, 2014 at her home surrounded by loved ones. She was born March 30, 1932 in Hamtramck, daughter of the late Stanley J. and the late Helen (nee: Paul) Rodgers. Coming from a devout Catholic family, Myra's parents wanted to assure their daughter the finest education, right from the beginning, so they enrolled her in Catholic school...
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Laurence Patrick Kiely

March 12, 1940 - August 24, 2014

Laurence Patrick Kiely "Larry," age 74 of Center Line, died August 24, 2014 at home. Larry was born March 12, 1940 in Detroit, son of the late James J. Kiely and the late Mary Ellen (nee: Kelly) Kiely. Larry was raised in Detroit and graduated from St. Francis de Sales Catholic High School. Following school, Larry served our great country as a sailor in the United States Navy during the...
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Jeanette Rumptz

December 19, 1933 - August 23, 2014

Jeanette Rumptz, age 80 of Metamora, and her beloved dog Chase, died tragically on Saturday, August 23, 2014 in Lapeer, MI. She was born December 19, 1933 in Balkan, Kentucky, daughter of the late Thomas Bradford Williams and the late Stella (Chaffin) Williams. Jeanette was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Donald Joseph Rumptz, daughter, Belinda Ann Rumptz, and son, Mark Thomas...
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Jane Fraser Rayburn

June 28, 1949 - August 22, 2014

Jane Fraser Rayburn, age 65 of Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan, died Friday, August 22, 2014 at home after a long illness. She was born June 28, 1949 in Highland Park, daughter of the late William Bishop Rayburn Sr., and the late Rita Pauline (nee: Fraser) Rayburn. Ms. Rayburn is survived by three siblings, Rita Ryan of Acton, CA, William B. Rayburn, Jr. and Margaret Mary Rayburn, both of...
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Mildred Shirley Kruemmer

July 12, 1921 - August 21, 2014

Mildred Shirley Kruemmer, age 93 of Warren, died August 20, 2014 in Caseville, Michigan. She was born on July 12, 1921 in Detroit, daughter of the late Gilbert and the late Mildred (nee: Barba) Pierron. Mildred was the beloved wife of the late Joseph. Dear mother of Marlene (the late Tim) Milligan, Margaret (David) Muss, Kathleen (Mark) Moninski, Ann (the late Dennis Blackwell) Schultz,...
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Alice Elisabeth Grieshaber

October 20, 1931 - August 20, 2014

Alice Elisabeth Grieshaber, age 82 of Sterling Heights, died Wednesday, August 20, 2014 surrounded by her loved ones at home. She was born October 20, 1931 in Detroit, daughter of the late George and the late Harriet (nee: Taft) Savage. Following her high school years, Alice sought to continue her path toward knowledge and headed to Lansing to join the throngs of the Green & White where she...
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William Norris Sullivan

September 3, 1917 - August 18, 2014

William Norris Sullivan, age 96 of Hemet, California, and formerly of Warren, died Monday, August 18, 2014 at the Menifee Valley Hospital in Hemet. He was born September 3, 1917 in Ellistown, Mississippi, son of the late William Riley and the late Eunice Frances (nee: Speck) Sullivan. William was the beloved husband of the late Gertrude. Dear father of Terrence (Jo Ann) Sullivan and Kathleen ...
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Paul Nicholas Khoury

May 15, 1952 - August 18, 2014

Paul Nicholas Khoury, age 62 of Fraser, died August 18, 2014 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren. He was born May 15, 1952 in Detroit, son of the late Edmond and the late Rita (nee: Chiverton) Khoury. Paul was the dear father of Jonathan, Kristina, Phillip, and Michelle. Loving brother of Carolyn (John) Bicsak, Peter (Diane), Michael (Jean), the late Mary, and the...
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Cecilia Mary Wrobel

January 20, 1914 - August 17, 2014

Cecilia Mary Wrobel, age 100 of Warren, died Sunday, August 17, 2014 at the Angelic Foster Care Center in Warren, her residence for the past 5 years. She was born January 20, 1914 in Detroit, daughter of the late Joseph and the late Bernice (nee: Troczynski) Gladkowski. It's pretty much common knowledge that people are living longer, but Cecilia's longevity still exists within the minority of...
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Zygmunt Przybyl

May 1, 1956 - August 17, 2014

Zygmunt Przybyl, age 58 of Detroit, died Sunday, August 17, 2014 at Detroit Receiving Hospital. He was born May 1, 1956 in Poland, son of the late Jan and the late Jadwiga (nee: Brodzinski) Przybyl. Just nine more days…and Zygmunt would have been sharing an anniversary dinner with his bride of 36 years, Barbara. After over three years of courting and wooing, it was on August 26, 1978,...
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Olga Amelia Evacko

February 5, 1918 - August 16, 2014

Olga Amelia Evacko, age 96 of St. Clair Shores, died Saturday, August 16, 2014 at home. She was born February 5, 1918 in Portage, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late Joseph and Veronica Tollus. Olga was the beloved wife of the late Rudolph, and the dear mother of Patricia (James) Oleksinski and the late Rosemary Stockfish. She was the loving grandmother of David (Kristin) Farnan, Daniel Paul...
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Donald Norman Stempniewski

March 4, 1939 - August 16, 2014

Donald Norman Stempniewski, age 75 of Chesterfield, died Saturday, August 16, 2014 at the McLaren Macomb Hospital in Mt. Clemens, Michigan. He was born March 4, 1939 in Hamtramck, son of the late Joseph and the late Rose (nee: Rybarczyk) Stempniewski. With thanks & praise from a grateful nation, we pay homage to Donald for his service to our country as a soldier in the United States Army. A...
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Michael Joseph Meyer

January 8, 1957 - August 15, 2014

Michael Joseph Meyer, age 57 of Sault Ste. Marie, died Friday, August 15, 2014 at the Warren Woods Health & Rehabilitation Center in Warren, Michigan. He was born January 8, 1957 in Detroit, son of the late Herbert Joseph and the late Luella Doris (nee: Denomme) Meyer. Michael was the loving brother of Michelle (Paul) Hern, Carolyn (Gordon MacOwan) Meyer, and Barbara Meyer. Dearest uncle of...
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John Joseph Schoeberle

May 15, 1934 - August 14, 2014

John Joseph Schoeberle, age 80, a resident of Warren, Michigan, died Thursday, August 14th, 2014 at home surrounded by his loving family. John "Joe" was born in 1934 in Shipman, Macoupin County, Illinois, son of the late Sylvester and the late Nora Schoeberle. Joe was raised in Illinois and received college degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana, and a...
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Genevieve Frances Sikorski

August 21, 1926 - August 12, 2014

Genevieve Frances Sikorski, age 87, a resident of Sterling Heights and formerly of Detroit, Michigan, died Tuesday August 12, 2014 at home surrounded by her loving family. Genevieve was born August 21, 1926 in Detroit, daughter of the late Albert Stec and the late Anna (nee: Kurys) Stec. Genevieve was raised in Detroit and attended Resurrection Catholic School and later, Northeastern High...
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Virginia Michela Sudomier

January 20, 1926 - August 11, 2014

Virginia Michela Sudomier, age 88 of Grosse Pointe Woods, died Monday, August 11, 2014 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren. She was born January 20, 1926 in Detroit, daughter of the late Joseph and the late Assunta (nee: Dascoli) Grimaldi. Virginia was the beloved wife of the late Thaddeus. Dearest mother of James (Judith) Sudomier, and Sandra. Loving grandmother of...
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Joyce Ann Peck

June 30, 1947 - August 9, 2014

Joyce Peck, age 67 of Warren, and formerly of Algonac, Michigan, died Saturday, August 9, 2014 at Autumn Woods Healthcare Facility in Warren. She was born Joyce Ann Smith, June 30, 1947 in Detroit, Michigan, daughter of the late John Smith and the late Josephine (nee: Barlow) Smith. Joyce was raised in Birmingham, Michigan, and graduated from Birmingham Groves High School. She later...
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Alice Theresa Bernier

February 12, 1929 - August 9, 2014

Alice Theresa Bernier, age 85 of Royal Oak, died August 9, 2014 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Pontiac. Alice was born February 12, 1929 in Detroit to Stefan and Mary (nee: Lamprecht) Adamski. Alice was the dear mother of Paul (Darlene) Bernier, Diane (Robert) Fehan, Stephan (Lynne) Bernier, Louis Bernier, Barbara (Michael) Cebulski, and Mark (Diane) Bernier. Loviing grandmother of Joy ...
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Donald Michael Kosin

November 2, 1948 - August 7, 2014

Donald Michael Kosin, age 65 of East China Township, died Thursday, August 7, 2014 at home. He was born November 2, 1948 in Hamtramck, son of the late Joseph and the late Catherine (nee: Krempasky) Kosin. With thanks & praise from a grateful nation, we pay homage to Donald for his service to our country as a sailor in our great United States Navy during the Vietnam War. Answering the call to...
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Bryan Keith Nowicki

August 27, 1960 - August 6, 2014

Bryan Keith Nowicki, age 53 of St. Clair Shores, died Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at St. John Hospital in Detroit. He was born August 27, 1960 in Farmington Hills, Michigan, son of Robert Sr. (Debbie) and the late Eva K. (nee: Halso) Nowicki. We've all heard the phrase, "STRONG-LIKE-BULL,"…and it's a moniker that Bryan truly lived up to and wore proudly. With a will as strong as steel, he was...
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Elizabeth Alice Bieniek

January 1, 1948 - August 5, 2014

Elizabeth Alice Bieniek, age 66, died August 5, 2014 at St. John Macomb Hospital-Macomb Center in Warren, Michigan. She was born January 1, 1948 in Royal Oak, Michigan to the late Franklin Frisk and Patricia (nee:Johnson) Frisk. Following her high school years, Elizabeth's sights were set on expanding her education and knowledge, so she decided to attend Madonna University where she attained...
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Joseph Hauswirth

January 13, 1929 - August 4, 2014

Joseph Lawrence Hauswirth, age 85 of Sterling Heights, died Monday, August 4, 2014 at St. John Hospital in Detroit. He was born January 13, 1929 in Detroit, son of the late Joseph Jacob and the late Rose (nee: Frydrych) Hauswirth. With thanks & praise from a grateful nation, we pay homage to Joseph for his service to our country during the Korean War. Having attained the rank of Machinist Mate...
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Henrietta Martha Zalewski

July 29, 1928 - August 2, 2014

Henryka Martha Zalewski "Henrietta," age 86 of Detroit, died Saturday, August 2, 2014 surrounded by her loved ones at the Cambridge East Healthcare Center in Madison Heights. She was born July 29, 1928 in Hamtramck, daughter of the late Casmere and the late Regina (nee: Doda) Papuga. Along with her tasks as housewife and homemaker, Henrietta also kept quite busy in the work she did outside of...
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Katherine Anna Ritter

April 5, 1923 - July 30, 2014

Katherine A. Ritter, age 91 of Fraser, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at the Father Murray Nursing Center in Center Line, Michigan. She was born April 5, 1923 in Grindstone City, Michigan, daughter of the late Anthony and the late Anna Englehart. For those who knew Katherine, they'll be able to attest to what a great sense of humor she possessed and how often she loved to play the part of a...
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Dolores Mary de Galleford

May 18, 1930 - July 30, 2014

Dolores Mary de Galleford, age 84 of Fraser, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at the Church of Christ Assisted Living Center in Clinton Township, Michigan. She was born on May 18, 1930 in Detroit, daughter of the late Michael and the late Anna (nee: Pilkowski) Pieczynski. With thanks & praise from a grateful nation, we pay homage to Dolores for her service to our country as a soldier in the U.S....
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Stanley Michael Michalik

July 27, 2014

Stanley M. Michalik, age 87, died Saturday, July 26, 2014. He was born January 28, 1927 in Pinconning, Michigan. He was a proud employee with the Chrysler Corporation where he worked as a painter for many years until his well-deserved retirement. Stanley lived a long and happy life which was blessed with good health for a great many years, much of which is a testament to his strong work ethics...
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Eugene Bruno Redlin

January 8, 1946 - July 27, 2014

Eugene "Gene" B. Redlin, age 68, died July 27, 2014 at St. John Macomb Oakland Hospital - Macomb Center in Warren, Michigan. He was born January 8, 1946 to the late George Redlin and the late Gertrude (nee: Gabrysh) Redlin. Gene was the beloved husband of the late Evonne. Dear brother of Gerald Redlin. Loving stepfather of Ronald Nowak and step-grandfather of Vincent Nowak. Brother-in-law of...
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Betty Jane Boddy

March 3, 1928 - July 26, 2014

Betty Jane Boddy, age 86 of Center Line, died Saturday, July 26, 2014 at McLaren Macomb Hospital in Mt. Clemens, Michigan. She was born on March 3, 1928 in Caseville, Michigan, daughter of the late Charles and the late Mina (nee: Bouck) Riddle. Along with being a loving wife and mother, Betty was also part of the workforce where she was employed within the automotive industry as a Press...
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John William Knaffla

July 29, 1936 - July 24, 2014

John William Knaffla, age 77 of Warren, died peacefully at home surrounded by his loved ones on Thursday, July 24, 2014. He was born on July 29, 1936 in Detroit, son of the late John and the late Loretta (nee: Curtis) Knaffla. John was born and raised in Detroit, and is where he received his education. It wasn't long after graduating from high school that he took that fateful dive into the...
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Edna Imogene Sharron

July 28, 1923 - July 22, 2014

Edna Imogene "Gene" Sharron ~ formerly Gann and nee: Shirey ~ age 90 of Warren, died peacefully at home on Tuesday, July 22, 2014. She was born on July 28, 1923 in Pea Ridge, Tennessee, daughter of the late Early Joe and the late Maggie Pearl (nee: Pigg) Shirey. To all who knew Gene, there's no question that she was the height of beauty, graciousness, and elegance. Always seeking to maintain...
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Evan Lawrence Urbaniak

January 29, 1990 - July 21, 2014

Evan Lawrence Urbaniak, age 24 of Warren, died Monday, July 21, 2014 at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor. He was born on January 29, 1990 in Grosse Pointe, son of Edward Lawrence Urbaniak and Julie Ann (nee: Carnes) White. A life gone far too soon from our presence, we can only hope that reflections of Evan's love & compassion will soothe the soul, temper the heartache, and...
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James Norman Thomas

January 16, 1931 - July 19, 2014

James N. Thomas, age 83 of Warren, died Saturday, July 19, 2014 at home. He was born on January 16, 1931 in Grosse Pointe Farms, son of the late Aeron and the late Marjorie (nee: Lewis) Thomas. With thanks & praise from a grateful nation, we pay homage to James for his service to our country during the Korean War era. Having attained the rank of Corporal, he was a proud and valiant corpsman in...
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Gregory Thomas Telehowski, Sr.

November 6, 1955 - July 18, 2014

Gregory Thomas Telehowski Sr., age 58 of Algonac, died Friday, July 18, 2014 at St. John River District Hospital in St. Clair, Michigan surrounded by his loving family. He was born November 6, 1955 in Detroit, son of the late Thomas and the late Marceline (nee: Mistrzak) Telehowski. For Greg, life was all about cars. From his work to his hobbies, there was a unique and telling passion that...
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Pauline Chadwick

July 14, 2014

Chadwick, Pauline C. age 73. Died July 14, 2014 at St. John Medical Center in Warren. Pauline was born September 9, 1940 in Franklin, North Carolina to Paul and Mable Potts (nee Cabe). Pauline was a very tough person, she was not intimidated by anyone or any situation. She devoted her life to her family. Pauline also was a woman of many talents; being able to give someone stitches, pull a...
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Stanley Andrew Solowski

September 30, 1938 - July 13, 2014

Stanley Andrew Solowski, age 75 and longtime resident of Warren, Michigan died Sunday, July 13, 2014 at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren, Michigan. Stanley was born September 30, 1938 in Hamtramck, Michigan, son of the late Stanley and the late Agnes (nee: Brzozowski) Solowski. Stanley was raised in Hamtramck and attended Catholic School. Later, Stanley was called to protect his country,...
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Lyle Kenneth Keipinger

July 28, 1932 - July 12, 2014

Lyle Kenneth Keipinger, age 81 and resident of Grayling, Michigan, passed away at his home on Saturday, July 12, 2014 surrounded by his loving family. Lyle was born July 28, 1932 in Bay City, Michigan, son of the late Bertha (nee: Capps) and the late Lyle Keipinger. Lyle was a decorated Korean War Veteran with many accolades including three Bronze Campaiign Stars. With thanks & praise from...
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David Paul Marchese

May 13, 1961 - July 10, 2014

David Paul Marchese, age 53 of Macomb Township, died Thursday, July 10, 2014 at his residence. He was born on May 13, 1961 in Detroit, son of Matilda (nee: Zubrowski) and the late Sam Marchese. From childhood to adulthood, Fraser is where Dave called home, attended school, and grew into the man that many came to love. Being of Sicilian descent, he was extremely proud of his heritage and its...
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Daniel Kenneth Dombruski

May 7, 1959 - July 8, 2014

Daniel K.Dombruski, age 55 of Sterling Heights, died Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at his residence. He was born on May 7, 1959 in Detroit, son of Kenneth J. and Barbara L. (nee: Barnes) Dombruski. Daniel was the beloved father of Danielle. Dearest son of Kenneth and Barbara Dombruski. Brother of Randy (Jenell) Dombruski, Diana (Kevin) Bastian, and Melissa Carter. Also survived by many loving aunts,...
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William Owens, Jr.

July 7, 1935 - July 8, 2014

William Owens Jr., age 79, died Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at the John D. Dingell VA Medical Center in Detroit. He was born in Detroit on July 7, 1935 to the late William Owens and the late Catherine (nee: Boardman) Owens. Being the hardworking and loyal guy that he was, Bill was quite proud of the 27 years of dedicated service he gave to the rubber giant, Uniroyal. It is there that he worked...
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Anna Maria Lempert

July 7, 2014

Anna Marie Lempert, age 91 of Warren. died Monday, July 7, 2014 at her home. She was born September 8, 1922 in Poland to Tomas and Katherine (nee: Lys) Sekrecki . Although Anna had resided in the United States for many years, she still maintained a strong & loving bond with her relatives back in Poland. The central theme of Anna's life was in the devotion she possessed for her family and...
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Sara "Sally" Shield

January 10, 1932 - July 5, 2014

Sara Jane Shield, "Sally" ~ age 82 of St. Clair Shores, died Saturday, July 5, 2014 at St. John Hospital in Detroit. She was born in Detroit on January 10, 1932, daughter of the late David and the late Matilda (nee: Stoy) Heileman. In her earlier years, Sally infused her skills into the workplace where she worked as a secretary with one of Detroit's prominent automakers, the Packard Motor...
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Anthony Elibri

December 18, 1951 - July 5, 2014

Anthony Elibri, age 62 of Warren, died Saturday, July 5, 2014 surrounded by his loved ones at home. He was born December 18, 1951 in Zahle, Lebanon, son of the late George and the late Zakia (nee: Tenn) Elibri. In sharing this story of Anthony, perhaps the most telling trait he emanated was his way of bringing joy and humor into the lives of others. Whether on a phone call ( of which he placed...
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Raymond James Roberts

February 15, 1932 - July 1, 2014

Raymond James Roberts, age 82 of Warren, died Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital - Macomb Center in Warren. He was born on February 15, 1932 in Detroit, son of the late Alfred & Frances Roberts. Raymond was the beloved husband of Joan; the dear father of Renee (Michael) Parent and the late Keith G. Roberts; and the loving grandfather of Bradley. Visitation for Raymond...
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Mary Louise Williams

June 17, 1929 - June 29, 2014

Mary Louise Williams, age 85 of Center Line, died Sunday, June 29, 2014 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren. She was born on June 17, 1929 in Flint, Michigan, daughter of the late Faul and the late Marie (nee: Baxston) Brown. Mary was the beloved wife of the late Norman, and dearest mother to Richard, Karl, and the late Michael. Arrangements have been entrusted to...
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Helen Marie Adams

September 11, 1923 - June 27, 2014

Helen Marie Adams age 90 died Friday June 27, 2014 at Crittenton Hospital in Rochester Hills Michigan. Helen was born September 11, 1923 in Detroit Michigan the daughter of the late John Gacon and the late Katherine (nee: Zagrodnik) Gacon. Helen was raised and received her education in Detroit and later went to work for the local municipal utility companies as a receptionist. When she was...
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Kenneth Henry Kutyla

August 5, 1951 - June 26, 2014

Kenneth Henry Kutyla, age 62 of Warren, died Thursday, June 26, 2014 at St. John Hospital in Detroit. He was born on August 5, 1951 in Hamtramck, Michigan, son of Martha (nee: Kondrat) and the late Henry Kutyla. With thanks & praise from a grateful nation, we pay homage to Kenneth for his service to our country during the Vietnam War. As a soldier in the U.S. Army, he answered the call to duty...
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Viola Belle Marcy

February 12, 1927 - June 22, 2014

Viola Belle Marcy age 87 died June 22, 2014 at Harbor Chase Assisted Living of Sterling Heights Michigan. Mrs. Marcy was a longtime resident of Center Line Michigan before moving to Sterling Heights. Viola was born February 12, 1927 in Arcola Illinois the daughter of the late William Hoback and the late Hazel (nee: Roedl) Hoback. Viola was raised in Illinois and later moved to Michigan...
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George R. Verbal

January 16, 1939 - June 19, 2014

George R. Verbal, age 75, died on Thursday, June 19, 2014, at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan. He was born January 16, 1939 to the late George Verbal and the late Anna (nee:Babej) Verbal. A proud graduate of Detroit's Pershing High School, George was also a distinguished veteran with the United States Air Force in the early years of the Vietnam War. Having achieved the rank of Airman...
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Barbara Kathleen McLean

April 2, 1943 - June 18, 2014

Barbara "Kathy" McLean, age 71 of Warren, died Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at St. John Hospital in Detroit. She was born in Detroit on April 2, 1943, daughter of the late Michael "Mack" and the late Catherine Anastasia (nee: Sammon) Hunt. In her earlier years, there were many things that caught Kathy's eye, but none-so-much as a fine & sexy car,…just like that Smokin' Hot '59 Red Plymouth...
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Sophia Grace Dorsey

March 26, 2014 - June 18, 2014

Sophia Grace Dorsey, age 3 months, died on June 18, 2014 in St. Clair Shores, Michigan. She was born March 26, 2014 to Phillip Lee Dorsey III and Lori Ann Kloka. She was the loving daughter of Phillip Lee Doresy III and Lori Ann Kloka. Dearest sister of Olivia, Moira, Clarence, and Tatianna. Beloved granddaughter of Robert & June Kloka, and Tammy Dorsey. Visitation for Sophia will be held...
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Loretta Keibler

November 10, 1939 - June 18, 2014

Loretta Keibler, age 74 and a resident of Warren, Michigan for over 52 years, died Tuesday, June 18th, 2014 at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren, Michigan. Loretta was born November 10, 1939 in Wheelwright, Kentucky, daughter of the late Lawrence Amburgey and the late Artie (nee: Thornsberry) Amburgey. Loretta was raised in Kentucky and graduated from Wheelwright High School. Following her...
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Stewart C. McGuire

August 14, 1926 - June 18, 2014

Stewart C. McGuire, age 87, died on June 18, 2014 in Troy, Michigan. He was born on August 14, 1926 in Clair, Michigan to the late Carroll McGuire and the late Dorothy (nee: Jordan) McGuire. Stewart was proud to serve his country during World War II as a sailor in the U.S. Navy. With thanks & praise from a grateful nation, we honor his patriotism and bravery for answering the call to duty and...
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Stanley Frank Nemshick, Jr.

February 24, 1928 - June 16, 2014

Stanley Frank Nemshick Jr., age 86, died Monday, June 15, 2014. He was born February 24, 1928 in Larksville, Pennsylvania, son of the late Stanley Sr. and the late Victoria Nemshick. With thanks & praise from a grateful nation, we honor Stanley for his service to our country during World War II. As a soldier in the U.S. Army, he wore the uniform proudly and served with the utmost in patriotism...
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Kyle Aaron Dockery

January 5, 1983 - June 16, 2014

Kyle Aaron Dockery, age 31 of Warren, died Monday, June 16, 2014 at his residence. He was born January 5, 1983 in Detroit, son of Randall and Carol (nee: Larkins) Dockery. By day, Kyle was employed in the automotive industry where he worked as a truck mechanic. By night,…and actually weekends or any time off he had,…one of his most treasured ways of spending time and enjoying his well...
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Daniel Marchuk

October 18, 1934 - June 16, 2014

Daniel Marchuk, age 79 and a resident of Warren, Michigan, died Monday, June 16, 2014 at St. John Hospital in Detroit ,Michigan. Daniel was born October 18, 1934 in Saskatchewan, Canada, son of the late William Marchuk and the late Lena (nee: Rusnick) Marchuk. Daniel was raised in Canada and came to the United States in 1966 seeking employment opportunities. He worked for Kmart Corporation...
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Harold Joseph Potter

June 13, 2014

Harold Joseph Potter, age 85 of Warren, died Thursday, June 13, 2014 at his residence. He was born June 27, 1928 in Fallentimber, Pennsylvania, son of the late Godfrey and the late Gemain (nee: Noel) Potter. He was the beloved husband of Norma who preceded him in death on July 5, 2005. Loving brother of Erdean Krise, Verna (James) Krise, and the late Helen Barnhart. Special step-father of...
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Ralph E. Unger

November 29, 1931 - June 13, 2014

Rev. Ralph E. Unger was called home to be with his Lord and Savior in the early morning of Friday, June 13, 2014. Ralph was a much beloved pastor, friend and counselor during his ministerial career. He began his ministry serving congregations in Iowa and Northern Michigan. He then moved to the Detroit area with his family where he served St. Timothy Lutheran Church in Detroit for 14 years, and...
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Wayne H. Denham

June 11, 2014

Wayne H. Denham, age 64 of Warren, died Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at his home. He was born on September 19, 1949 in Detroit, son of the late Hugle and the late Beatrice (nee: Adams) Denham. With thanks & praise from a grateful nation, we pay homage to Wayne for his service to our country during the Vietnam War. As part of the U.S. Marine Corps, he achieved the rank of Lance Corporal and was...
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Lucille "Dolly" Jakubowski

September 24, 1928 - June 10, 2014

Lucille "Dolly" Jakubowski, age 85, died Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren, Michigan. Dolly was born in Detroit, Michigan on September 24, 1928, daughter of the late John and Theresa (nee: Renusch) Jakubowski. Dolly was raised in Detroit and graduated from the Felician Catholic Academy. When she was a young woman, she enjoyed being outdoors skating in the winter or...
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Shirley Pauline Thomason

November 25, 1926 - June 9, 2014

Shirley P. Thomason, age 87, died Monday, June 9, 2014 at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township. She was born November 25, 1926 in Detroit, daughter of the late Walter and Laura Koeppner. Shirley was of German descent. She graduated from Cass Tech High School in Detroit. Shirley had a passion for gardening. She was blessed with artistic ability and loved to paint in her earlier...
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Helen Elizabeth Shuttleworth

December 2, 1922 - June 8, 2014

Helen Elizabeth Shuttleworth, age 91 of Roseville, died Sunday, June 8, 2014 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren, surrounded by her loved ones. She was born on December 2, 1922 in Sayre, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late James Eugene and the late Florence Louise (nee: Perry) Riley. At the age of 91, Helen lived a long life,…witnessed a lot of interesting changes...
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Alphonse Louis Viola

May 17, 1928 - June 8, 2014

Alphonse Louis Viola, age 86 of Warren, died Sunday, June 8, 2014 at Sinai-Grace Hospital in Detroit. He was born on May 17, 1928 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, son of the late Rocco and the late Maria (nee: Carretta) Viola. In his early years, Al studied hard and applied himself to mastering his trade as an engineer in the automotive industry, a career he found quite rewarding and one in which...
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Estelle Ross

December 25, 1920 - June 6, 2014

Estelle Ross, age 93 of Macomb, and longtime resident of Warren, died Friday, June 6, 2014 at the Church of Christ Care Center in Clinton Township surrounded by her loving family. She was born on December 25, 1920 in Hamtramck, daughter of the late Peter and the late Mary (nee: Kaminski) Janusz. To quote an old phrase, Estelle was "quite the looker"…and in her earlier days, she managed to...
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Phia Yang

May 26, 1989 - June 6, 2014

Phia Yang, age 25 of Warren, died Friday, June 6, 2014 at his residence. He was born on May 26, 1989 in Fresno, California, son of Shoua (nee; Lor) and the late Seng Yang. A student by day and a waiter at night, Phia will be remembered for the tenacious personality he possessed,...being both head-strong and determined in most everything he did. On those occasions when he managed to find a...
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Victoria Kordas

June 4, 2014

Victoria D. Kordas, age 91 of Warren, died Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at her residence. She was born on April 6, 1923 in Detroit, daughter of the late Stanley and the late Anna (nee: Nawrocki) Namiotka. In the last year of her life, Vicky was extremely blessed and appreciative for the bonds of friendship and loving companionship she had come to know through her caregivers, Mary and T.J. Though...
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Paul Edward Gietzen

November 17, 1936 - June 2, 2014

Paul Edward Gietzen, age 77, died Tuesday, June 2, 2014 at his home in Warren, Michigan. Paul was born November 17, 1936 in Detroit, Michigan, son of the late Anthony Gietzen and the late Rosalia (nee: Priemer) Gietzen. As a young boy, Paul lived with Dora Bierman-Gietzen and Phyllis & Al Young following the death of his mother. Paul attended Holy Name Catholic School and later St. Cyril...
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Dolores Davie

August 30, 1931 - June 2, 2014

Dolores Constance Davie, age 82 of New Baltimore, died Monday, June 2, 2014 at Beaumont Hospital in Troy, Michigan. She was born on August 30, 1931 in Detroit, Michigan. In her earlier years, Dolores spent 8 years as a secretary with the Kowalski Sausage Company. After taking some time away to answer the call of becoming a mother and raising a family, she returned to her former employer where...
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Ted Stanley Smolarski

August 24, 1921 - May 29, 2014

Ted Stanley Smolarski, age 92, died Thursday, May 29, 2014 at Fr. Murray Nursing Center in Center Line, Michigan. Ted was born on August 24, 1921 in Hamtramck, Michigan, the son of the late Steve Smolarski and the late Catherine (nee: Lalewicz) Smolarski. Ted was raised in Hamtramck and attended Our Lady Queen of Angels grade school and later graduated from Hamtramck High School. While in...
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Mark Joseph Magnan

May 5, 1953 - May 28, 2014

Mark J. Magnan, age 61 of Madison Heights, died Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at the Clinton Aire Healthcare Center in Clinton Township, Michigan. He was born on May 5, 1953 in Detroit, son of the late Roland and the late Violet (nee: Halkey) Magnan. Mark was the loving father of Michele (Charles) Mason and Lori (Wesley) Cain. Dearest grandfather of Amber, Livvie, Brooke & Luke. Devoted brother of...
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Jason Marks Bennish

February 4, 1986 - May 28, 2014

Jason Marks Bennish, age 28, died on May 28, 2014 at McLaren-Macomb Hospital in Mt. Clemens. He was born February 4, 1986 in Grosse Pointe, Michigan to Ethan Bennish and Christine (nee: Lang) Bennish. He was the beloved husband of Tracy. Loving father of Clara and Allie. Dear son of Ethan and Christine Bennish. Caring brother of Sarah and Paige Bennish. Devoted grandson of Dolores (the late...
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Kathleen Kay Perrault

January 29, 1939 - May 25, 2014

Perrault, Kathleen T. "Kay" May 25, 2014 age 75. Kay was born January 29, 1939 in Belle River, Ontario Canada to Arthur and Irene Anger nee Price. Her father just died earlier this year at 98 years of age. Kathleen married Gordon W. Perrault and they were married for 44 years before his death on August 17, 2002. Loving mother of Caryn Petroff and Arthur (Katrina). Beloved sister of Florence ...
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Annie Pearl Calhoun

November 26, 1947 - May 25, 2014

Annie Pearl Calhoun, age 66 of Eastpointe, died Sunday, May 25, 2014 at the Autumn Woods Health Care Facility in Warren, Michigan. She was born November 26, 1947 in Phoenix City, Alabama, daughter of the late Kelly and the late Liler (nee: Grear) Calhoun. Annie was the beloved mother of Ebony (Tamara) Calhoun and Ucanna Calhoun. Loving grandmother of Owen Calhoun and Immanuel Wimberly. Dearest...
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Patricia L. Alley

December 11, 1981 - May 24, 2014

Patricia Lee Alley, age 33, died suddenly on May 24, 2014. She was born on December 11, 1981 in Garden City, Michigan to Dr. Michael Blendl and Nancy (nee: Vinson) Blendl. She was the loving mother of Craig Jr., Paige, Evan, Keira, and Cora. Beloved daughter of Nancy E. Blendl, and Dr. Michael Blendl. Dear sister of Ginny (Douglas) Okamoto, and Will Fluary. Her arrangements were entrusted...
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Albert Joseph Gagnier, Jr.

March 24, 1935 - May 23, 2014

Albert Joseph Gagnier, age 79 of Warren, died Friday, May 23, 2014. Albert was the beloved husband of Cynthia. Dear father of Dan Gagnier, A.J. (Robin) Gagnier, Kevin (Nancy) Gagnier, Ken Gagnier, and Renee (Ron) Patlewicz. Cherished brother of David (Diane) Gagnier and Judy (Tom) Labeski. Loving grandfather of Austin, Mikaela, Andy, and Dominic. Albert worked for the Chrysler...
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Judith Ann Stec

August 29, 1937 - May 21, 2014

Judith Ann Stec, age 76 of Farmington Hills, died Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at her residence. She was born on August 29, 1937 in Detroit, daughter of the late Henry and the late Antonia (nee: Swiglinski) Jeris. Along with attending to the needs of house and home, Judith was also part of the work society where she was exuded her talents as a teacher. Ever-mindful of helping others to succeed, her...
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Eugene Doyle

November 28, 1923 - May 21, 2014

Eugene Doyle, age 90 of Warren, died Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at his home. He was born on November 28, 1923 in Strawberry, Arkansas, son of the late Vestern and the late Clara (nee: Penn) Doyle. There are many traits one could draw upon to describe Eugene, but the one that HE would probably pick and would want to be most known for go back to his roots as a simple "farm boy." Born and raised in...
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Helen Sherwin

October 11, 1928 - May 21, 2014

Helen Sherwin, age 85, died Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at Bortz Health Care of Warren, Michigan. Helen was born October 11, 1928 in Chattaroy, West Virginia, the daughter of the late Jay Doss and the late Pauline (nee: Hampton) Doss. Helen was raised in West Virginia and it was there that she started her young family before moving to Michigan. Once settled in Michigan, Helen was employed as a...
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Virginia Frances Lynch

April 27, 1935 - May 20, 2014

Virginia Frances Lynch, age 79 of Roseville, died Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren. She was born April 27, 1935 in Detroit, daughter of the late John and the late Gertrude (nee: Yert) Haberek. When she wasn't attending to the needs of family and home, Virginia loved to shop. She was known to have a coupon for almost everything, and was quite...
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William Francis Donohue

September 27, 1927 - May 18, 2014

William Francis Donohue passed peacefully into eternal life on May 18, 2014 on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. He had been surrounded by the love of his family during his stay at Providence Hospital in Southfield. Bill was born in Evanston, Illinois, the son of the late Joseph and the late Helen (nee: Donahue) Donohue. He was the beloved husband of the late Patricia (nee Kasper) for 51 years....
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Leslie Anne Lesniak

August 29, 1946 - May 16, 2014

Leslie Anne Lesniak, age 67, died Friday, May 16, 2014 at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren, Michigan. Leslie was born August 29, 1946 in Detroit, Michigan, the daughter of the late Maurice Boguth and the late Margaret (nee: Stephens) Boguth. Leslie was raised in Warren and attended St. Anne Catholic Grade School, and later graduated from Warren High School. Following her schooling, she...
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Joan Marie Brauer

June 3, 1956 - May 15, 2014

Joan Marie Brauer, age 57 of Summerfield, Florida, passed away Thursday, May 15, 2014. Joan was born June 3, 1956 in Providence Hospital in Detroit, Michigan to the late Edmund and Frances (nee: Szamrej) Sobczak. Joan graduated from South Lake High School and worked at Detroit Bank and Trust. After marrying Richard, she led the life of a military wife and traveled most of the United States...
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James Charles Perry

January 28, 1929 - May 15, 2014

James Charles Perry, age 85 of Warren, died Thursday, May 15, 2014 at his residence. He was born January 28, 1929 in Detroit, son of the late Alphe and the late Closemere (nee: Trudeau) Perry. With thanks & praise from a grateful nation, we pay homage to James for his service to our country as a soldier in the U.S. Army at the beginning of the Korean War. With pride and patriotism, he wore the...
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