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Michelle Marie Nement

October 23, 1960 - October 18, 2017

Michelle Marie Nement, age 56, died Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren. Michelle was born in Detroit on October 23, 1960, daughter of the late Steve and the late Wanda (nee: Szydlo) Nement. Michelle was the beloved sister of Patricia Linn, Carolyn (Jim) McDonald, Marsha (Phil) Smolinski, Cindy VanTryon, and Linda Welther. She is also survived by numerous nieces,...
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Michael Anthony Webb

August 19, 1958 - October 17, 2017

Michael Anthony Webb, age 59, passed away on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at St. John Hospital and Medical Center in Detroit. Michael was born August 19, 1958 in Detroit, Michigan, son of Patricia (nee: Popowiecki) Webb and the late William Webb. When Michael suited up for work, it meant he was headed out into the world of sales where his specialty was helping people settle into their new home....
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Samuel Lowe

December 12, 1936 - October 16, 2017

Samuel Lowe, age 80, died Monday, October 16, 2017 at the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Samuel was born December 12, 1936 in Endicott, Kentucky, son of the late Lacy Lowe and the late Stella (nee: Canada) Lowe. Samuel was raised in Kentucky and graduated from Prestonsburg High School, a member of the Class of 1957. He would later move to Michigan in search of...
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Dennis Charles Rahn

January 27, 1942 - October 14, 2017

Dennis Charles Rahn age 75 died Saturday October 14, 2017 at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan. Dennis was born January 27, 1942 in Detroit Michigan, the son of the late Charles G. Rahn and the late Virginia (nee: Walters) Rahn. Dennis spent the majority of his life in Oakland County Michigan and would later serve in the United States Navy achieving the rank of QM3 or Quarter Master...
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Cecil Humphries Dickey

June 19, 1937 - October 8, 2017

Cecil Humphries Dickey age 80, died Sunday October 8, 2017 at the Waltonwood at Lakeside Assisted Living Facility in Sterling Heights, Michigan. Cecil was born June 19, 1937 in Tampa, Florida the son of the late Enos Izear Dickey and the late Mary Elizabeth (nee: Humphries) Dickey. Cecil was raised in Sylvania Georgia and attended Screven County High School. At the young age of 17 Cecil...
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Larry Albert Dickson

September 16, 1960 - October 7, 2017

Larry Albert Dickson, age 57 of Warren, died Saturday, October 7, 2017 at St. John Hospital & Medical Center in Detroit, Michigan. He was born September 16, 1960, son of the late Edgar Junior and Adeline Alma (nee: Schultz) Dickson. With thanks and praise from a grateful nation, we pay homage to Larry for his service to our country as a sailor in the U.S. Navy. Serving from November of 1977...
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Anthony Lawrence Pascal

August 30, 1944 - October 7, 2017

Anthony Lawrence Pascal, age 73 of Warren, died Saturday, October 7, 2017 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren. He was born August 30, 1944 in Detroit, son of the late Lawrence and the late Helen (nee: Kozlowski) Huszlak. Anthony was a focused individual, the kind of person who sought after and reaped some wonderful rewards and achievements in life. One of the first was...
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Janice Marie Frazher

October 24, 1936 - October 5, 2017

Janice Mare Frazher, age 80 of Warren, died Thursday, October 5, 2017 at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren. Janice was born October 24, 1936 in Hamtramck, daughter of the late Frank and the late Mary (nee: Potrykus) Hoinacki. A wonderful Mom and Keeper of the Household, Janice also extended herself outside of the home as a sales clerk in the retail industry. With her warm smile and...
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Peter Thomas Marvin

September 21, 1946 - October 5, 2017

Peter Thomas Marvin, age 71 of Warren, Michigan passed away peacefully surrounded by family on October 5, 2017 at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan Peter was born September 21, 1946 in Royal Oak, Michigan the son of the late Paul Whiting Marvin and the late Lillian Gertrude (nee: Blinke) Marvin. He was raised in Hazel Park and graduated from St. James Catholic High School in Ferndale,...
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Rosannah Kotowski

March 10, 1939 - October 5, 2017

Rosannah Kotowski, age 78 of Warren, died Thursday, October 5, 2017 at St. John Hospital & Medical Center in Detroit. She was born March 10, 1939 in Posen, Michigan, daughter of the late John and the late Joanna (nee; Wiza) Romanowski. Molded not only by the traditions passed down to her, Roseann was also quite proud of her Polish heritage which set the tone for much of how her life played out...
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David Richard Meyer

March 2, 1934 - October 4, 2017

David Richard Meyer age 83, a lifetime resident of Warren, Michigan died Wednesday October 4, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. David was born March 2, 1934 in Warren Michigan the son of the late David Meyer and the late Agnes Marie (nee: Bartley) Meyer. He was raised in Warren and later faithfully served his Country in the United States Army. Following his military service he returned...
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Shawn Demetric Cotto

March 19, 1978 - October 3, 2017

Shawn Demetric Cotto, age 39 of Center Line, died Tuesday, October 3, 2017 in Gary, Indiana. He was born March 19, 1978 in Queens, New York, son of Elizabeth (Zamir) Cotto and Darryl Davis. Shawn was the beloved husband of Jamiee Lynn Cotto. Dearest son of Elizabeth (Zamir) Kahn, and Darryl Davis. Loving father of Giovanni, and stepfather of Matthew. Cherished brother of Darryl Davis,...
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James Richard Orchard

June 5, 1992 - October 2, 2017

James Richard Orchard, "KJD", age 25, died Monday, October 2, 2017 at his home in Warren. James was born June 5, 1992 in Detroit, Michigan. James was raised in Warren and graduated from Lincoln High School, a proud member of the Class of 2010. Throughout his entire life, James was not your average kid...rather, he was larger than life both figuratively and actually at 6 foot 6 inches tall...
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Frieda Gunningham

September 25, 1921 - September 30, 2017

Frieda Gunningham, age 96, a longtime resident of St. Clair Shores and Warren, died Saturday, September 30, 2017 at the Villa Bella Senior Living facility in Clinton Township, Michigan. Frieda was born, literally, during her family's move from Russia to the United States on September 25, 1921. She was the daughter of Henry and Minnie Windemuth. The Windemuth family settled in the Detroit...
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Gerald Lee Kamps

February 7, 1956 - September 27, 2017

Gerald Lee Kamps, age 61 of Warren, died Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren. Gerald was born February 7, 1956 in Holland, Michigan, son of the late Jay R. and the late Marjorie H. Kamps-Caswell (Mattison). Born and raised in the beautiful community of Holland, Michigan, Gerald was a proud graduate of the Class of 1974 from the city's...
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Virginia Susan Scharf

April 24, 1927 - September 27, 2017

Virginia Susan Scharf, age 90 of Center Line, died Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born April 24, 1927 in Center Line, daughter of the late Anthony and the late Martina (nee: Grobbel) Vohs. You might not have known her personally,…but if you are a citizen of Center Line and the south end of Warren, you just may have come into contact with...
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Charles Leonard Groesbeck

September 1, 1924 - September 24, 2017

Charles Leonard Groesbeck, age 93 of Bessemer, MI went to be with the Lord on September 24, 2017. Charles was a resident of the Gogebic Medical Care Facility in Wakefield, MI at the time of his passing. He was born on September 1, 1924 in Warren, MI. He was raised on a farm in Warren at the corner of present day Studebaker and Van Dyke. Charles graduated from Lincoln High School in 1942 where...
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Phyllis T. McVettie

September 16, 1933 - September 22, 2017

Phyllis T. McVettie, age 84 of Warren, died Friday, September 22, 2017 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren. She was born September 16, 1933 in Detroit, daughter of the late William and the late Catherine (nee: Marmurowicz) Domanski. Born and raised in Detroit, Phyllis was a proud graduate of the city's famed St. Stanislaus High School. It was just a couple years...
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Gary Vincent Phair

February 15, 1962 - September 21, 2017

Gary Vincent Phair, age 55 of Warren, died Thursday, September 21, 2017 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ypsilanti, Michigan. He was born February 15, 1962 in Detroit, son of Robert and Dolores Phair. Born in Detroit, Gary's family would eventually relocate a little north to the bedroom community of Center Line where Gary enjoyed his growing years and attended St. Clement School. Following...
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Helen Emily Krzystowczyk

November 10, 1932 - September 20, 2017

Helen Emily Krzystowczyk , 84 of Warren, peacefully passed away on Wednesday, September 20, 2017, at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren, Michigan. She was born to Johannes and Marguerite DeMeere on November 10, 1932 in Detroit, Michigan. Helen was a 1951 graduate of St. Clement Catholic High School where she was class president, year book editor, and prom queen. She...
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Mary Anne Lemanski

October 24, 1932 - September 20, 2017

Mary Anne Lemanski, age 84 of Warren, died Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren. She was born October 24, 1932 in Detroit, daughter of the late Anthony and the late Anna (nee: Obodzinski) Nowak. Mary Anne was the beloved wife of Anthony, and dearest mother of Jacalyn (Jamie) Liebowitz. Loving grandmother of Alyssa and Evan Liebowitz....
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Larry Wayne Kennedy

May 2, 1935 - September 17, 2017

Larry Wayne Kennedy, age 82 of Warren, died Sunday, September 17, 2017 at home. He was born May 2, 1935 in Oscoda, Michigan, son of the late Roy and the late May (nee: Kelly) Kennedy. Born in Oscoda, it was somewhere between 1962 and 1963 that Larry decided to relocate to the southeastern part of Michigan where he began a new chapter in his life. For the next 26 plus years, Larry enjoyed his ...
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Dorothy Prizgint

February 4, 1925 - September 16, 2017

Dorothy Prizgint, age 92, died Saturday, September 16, 2017 at her home in Warren surrounded by her loving family. Dorothy was born February 4, 1925 in Detroit, Michigan, daughter of the late Vincent Siluk and the late Martha (nee: Slupczewski) Siluk. Dorothy was raised in both the Hamtramck and Detroit areas, attending St. Louis the King grade school and later graduating from Pershing High...
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Margaret Kurkowski

April 29, 1929 - September 13, 2017

Margaret Helen Kurkowski, age 88 of Warren, died Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at Advantage Healthcare of Warren. She was born April 29, 1929 in Hamtramck, daughter of the late Bernard and the late Stella (nee: Milky) Schwartz. Born and raised in Hamtramck, Margaret was one of 9 children who were given a tough row-to-hoe in life as both of their parents died just months apart from each other...
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Janis Carl Lee

September 20, 1947 - September 11, 2017

Janis Carl Lee, age 69, died Monday, September 11, 2017 at My Doctors Inn in Sterling Heights, Michigan. He was born September 20, 1947 in Cullman, Alabama, son of the late Clell and the late Madell (nee: Peak) Lee. With thanks and praise from a grateful nation, we pay homage to Janis for his service to our country during the Vietnam war era. As a soldier in the U.S. Army, he attained the rank...
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Joseph Francis Hallmann

July 5, 1929 - September 11, 2017

Joseph Francis Hallmann, age 88 of Fraser, died Monday, September 11, 2017 at home under the care of McLaren Hospice. He was born July 5, 1929 in Detroit, son of the late Joseph and the late Barbara (nee: Pawlik) Hallmann. Joseph was the beloved father of Jennifer Hallmann, Victoria (William) Schneider, Jessica (Shane) Lesnow, and the late Julie Chadwick. Dearest grandfather of Stephen...
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Carol Elaine Rice

March 21, 1949 - September 10, 2017

Carol "Elaine" Rice, age 68, died Sunday September 10, 2017 at her home in Warren surrounded by her loving family. Carol Elaine Franklin was born March 21, 1949 in Catlettsburg, Kentucky, daughter of the late Lonnie Allen Franklin and the late Bertha Evelyn (nee: Smith) Franklin. Known to her family and friends as "Elaine"... she was raised in Kentucky and attended Boyd County High School...
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Joann Bzdera Ziarko

April 5, 1942 - September 8, 2017

Joann Ziarko, age 75 of Sterling Heights, died Friday, September 8, 2017 at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township,Michigan. She was born April 5, 1942 in Detroit, daughter of the late Walter and the late Lottie (nee:Osiecki) Bzdera. Married to the love of her life for over 50 years, the journey Joann shared with her beloved Henry began by the sharing of their vows together at St....
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Virginia Janina Augustyniak

September 30, 1924 - September 7, 2017

Virginia Janina Augustyniak, "Virg," age 92, died Thursday, September 7, 2017 at the Day Spring Assisted Living Facility in Plano, Texas. Virginia was born September 30, 1924 in Detroit, Michigan, daughter of the late Peter and Stella Kolera. Virginia was raised in Detroit and followed her schooling by going to work toward the war effort during World War II. Virginia was one of the many ...
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Gary Lee Long

August 2, 1959 - September 7, 2017

Gary Lee Long age 58. Died Suddenly September 7, 2017. Gary was born August 2, 1959 in Detroit to the late Marvin G. and the late Florine Long (nee Mutter). Gary was the youngest of Marvin and Florine's four children. Gary worked as an Engineer in the Automotive industry, he worked his way up from the bottom to his current position. When he was not at work, he surrounded himself with his...
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Beverly Jean Waller

October 13, 1929 - September 7, 2017

Beverly Jean Waller, age 87 of Warren, died Thursday, September 7, 2017 at The Garden Adult Foster Care Facility in Clinton Township, Michigan. She was born October 13, 1929 in Detroit, daughter of the late James and the late Mary Margaret (nee: Shea) Kidder. A mother raising 9 children, holding down a job as a professional accountant, and juggling all the balls that go into being a consummate...
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Jeannine Frances Marchlewicz

April 10, 1930 - September 5, 2017

Jeannine Frances Marchlewicz, age 87 of Warren, died Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren, Michigan. She was born April 10, 1930 in Hamtramck, daughter of the late Ferdinand and the late Anna (nee; Zaluski) Szelinski. Born and raised in Hamtramck, Jeannine's Polish roots and heritage ran deep and helped mold her into the caring lady everyone...
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Dorille "Dee" Budny

July 27, 1929 - September 5, 2017

Dorille M. Budny "Dee", Age 88, died Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at home surrounded by her loving family. Dee was born July 27, 1929 in Bathurst, New Brunswick, Canada, daughter of the late John and the late Leona Savoy. Dee and her family would eventually move to the United States and settle in Royal Oak, Michigan. It is there that she attended and graduated from St. Mary's High School....
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Audrey Glister

August 22, 1947 - September 3, 2017

Audrey Glister (nee: Ostrich), age 70 of Warren, passed away Sunday, September 3, 2017 surrounded by her loving family members. Audrey was born Virginia Audrey Ostrich on August 22, 1947 in Waynesburg, PA, the daughter of Ralph and Martha (nee: Snyder) Ostrich. Raised in Pennsylvania, Audrey graduated from Jefferson Morgan High School's Class of 1966. Audrey would later marry John Glister of...
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Edward Stanley Stepowski

October 8, 1951 - August 30, 2017

Edward Stanley Stepowski Jr., age 65 of Center Line, died Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren. He was born October 8, 1951 in Detroit, son of the late Edward Sr., and the late Josephine (nee: Grinda) Stepowski. Following graduation and amidst the height of the Vietnam War, Uncle Sam came calling and found Ed drafted into the United States Army. Ed completed his...
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Delphine Alice Kwapik

February 2, 1927 - August 29, 2017

Delphine A. Kwapik, age 90, died Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at St. John Hospital & Medical Center in Detroit, Michigan. Delphine was born February 2, 1927 in Detroit, Michigan, daughter of the late Francis and the late Bernice Kowalski. Delphine was raised in Hamtramck, attended St. Florian Catholic Church, and graduated from Hamtramck High School. She would later go to work for Peoples State...
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Dorothy Plansek

January 5, 1927 - August 28, 2017

Dorothy Plansek, age 90, died Monday, August 28, 2017 at Beaumont Hospital in Troy, Michigan. She was born January 5, 1927 in Hamtramck, daughter of the late Joseph and the late Helen (nee; Gakon) Majocha. In sharing some of the favorite things that captured Dorothy's heart, one would have to look no farther than in her backyard where she poured the better parts of her tender-loving-care into...
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Lynda Marie Bertrand

March 24, 1952 - August 27, 2017

Lynda Marie Bertrand, age 65 of Sterling Heights, died Sunday, August 27, 2017 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren. She was born March 24, 1952 in Detroit, daughter of the late John and the late Norma (nee: Macneice) Stendel. There were so many aspects of joy that filled Lynda's life, but there was no mistaking that one of the greatest of these was her esteemed love...
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Helen P. Blasco

April 12, 1915 - August 26, 2017

Helen Phyllis Blasco, age 102 of Warren, died Saturday, August 26, 2017 at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan. She was born April 12, 1915 in Racine, Wisconsin, daughter of the late Michael Manarino and the late Frances (nee: Matagrano) Manarino. One cannot look at Helen Blasco's life without looking at her mother's life as well, Frances Manarino. Frances experienced so many traumatic...
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Susanne A. Neumann

June 21, 1927 - August 26, 2017

Susanne Anneliese Neumann, age 90 of Sterling Heights, died August 26, 2017 at Autumn Woods Health Care Facility in Warren. She was born June 21, 1927 in Plauen, Germany. For Susanne, being a Mom and homemaker was one of life's most important and precious tasks. Keeping the home-fires stoked with just the right amount of love and care meant the world to her and kept her busy on any given day....
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Monica Betty Laske

November 12, 1922 - August 22, 2017

Monica Betty Laske (nee: Fleming), age 94, formerly a longtime resident of Center Line, died Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at the Stonegate Healthcare Facility in Lapeer, Michigan surrounded by her loving family. Monica was born November 12, 1922, in Detroit, Michigan, daughter of the late Frank(the late Della) and the late Johanna (nee: Bobrowski) Fleming. Monica was raised in Detroit and attended...
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Pauline Diana Makowski

July 15, 1944 - August 20, 2017

Pauline Diana Makowski, age 73 of Eastpointe, died Sunday, August 20, 2017 at St. John Hospital & Medical Center in Detroit. She was born July 15, 1944 at St. Luke's Hospital in Moline, Illinois, daughter of the late Paul and the late Lois (nee: Drehmer) Westerlund. Rock Island, Illinois is where she was raised and attended school, and where she ultimately became a proud graduate of Moline...
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Ronald James Dillon

May 13, 1945 - August 16, 2017

Ronald James Dillon, age 72 of Warren, died Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at home. He was born May 13, 1945 in Detroit, son of the late Martin and the late Marjorie (nee: Kavanaugh) Dillon. Love comes to each of us in different forms, and for Ron the spark was lit one day by a chance meeting at a Top Hat burger joint with a beautiful young girl by the name of Carol. That encounter would blossom...
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Ruth Elizabeth Nemerski

September 16, 1931 - August 16, 2017

Ruth Elizabeth Nemerski, age 85 of Eastpointe, died Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren. She was born September 16, 1931 in Detroit, daughter of the late William and the late Laura (nee: Edwards) Miller. A proud graduate of St. Anthony High School's Class of 1949, Ruth's journey through adulthood began with a smile and dreams of a bright and...
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Stephanie Domagala

July 24, 1925 - August 15, 2017

Stephanie Domagala, age 92 of Warren, died Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at home. She was born July 24, 1925 in Detroit, daughter of the late Stephan and the late Mary (nee: Nowak) Domagala. A simple lady who was never married, Stephanie poured herself into her work as an assembler for the Burroughs Company, which in 1986 became the Unisys Corporation. She was a hard worker with those old world...
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Theresa Klepadlo

March 4, 1926 - August 15, 2017

Theresa Klepadlo, age 91, died Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at the St. John Hospital and Medical Center on Moross in Detroit. Theresa was born March 4, 1926 in Detroit, daughter of the late Joseph and the late Frances (nee: Talik) Balut. Theresa was the loving wife of the late Leo Joseph Klepadlo who preceded her in death in 1995. She leaves to treasure her memory two children. Mary Klepadlo and...
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Joseph John Fedorczyk, Jr.

January 15, 1931 - August 13, 2017

Joseph John Fedorczyk Jr., age 86 of Clinton Township, died Sunday, August 13, 2017 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born January 15, 1931 in Detroit, son of the late Joseph John Sr. and the late Gertrude Theresa (nee: Kirchoff) Fedorczyk. Everybody has a story, and Joseph's began at the young age of 20 when an infusion of beauty both adorned and enriched his life the day he...
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Stanley Craig Trontoski

June 6, 1971 - August 12, 2017

Stanley Craig Trontoski, age 46 of Roseville, died Saturday, August 12, 2017 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born June 6, 1971 in Rochester, Michigan, son of Connie (nee: Anderson) and the late Frank Trontoski. For 11 years, Stan was one of the country's many thousands of postal workers who do their best on a daily basis to bring happiness (amidst the bills) to the lives of...
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Jason Mark Carissimi

August 17, 1983 - August 11, 2017

Jason Mark Carissimi, age 33, died Friday, August 11, 2017. Jason was born August 17, 1983 in West Branch, Michigan to Mark David and Sheryl Lynn (nee: Placke) Carissimi. Born and raised in the beauty of Michigan's "Up North" country, Jason spent much of his youth enjoying the splendor of the outdoors. Whether he was riding his dirt bike, skateboarding or rollerblading, he was constantly...
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Mary Antoinette Veltri

December 28, 1930 - August 11, 2017

Mary A. Veltri (née Mary A. Vizzaccaro) passed peacefully, with the comfort of her family at her side, at St. John Hospital on August 11, 2017at the age of 86. Mary was the beloved wife of John T. Veltri who preceded her in death. She was the proud mother of Anthony (Virginia) Veltri, John (Patti) Veltri, Patricia (David) Marchetti, JoAnne (Greg) Flynn, Geralyn (Billie) Wilson, Paul (Debby...
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Lee Edward Engle

January 29, 1943 - August 10, 2017

Lee Edward Engle. Age 74 of Croswell, died Thursdsay, August 10, 2017 at McLaren Macomb Hospital in Mt. Clemens, Michigan. He was born January 29, 1943 in Mount Washington, Ohio, son of the late Lee and the late Mary (nee: Fletcher) Engle. For quite some time now, Lee has been traveling the roads as one of the country's many respected & distinguished truck drivers helping to bring our goods to...
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Antoinette Gloria LaPlante

December 11, 1927 - August 9, 2017

Antoinette Gloria LaPlante, age 89 of Sterling Heights, died Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at the Lakeside Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Sterling Heights, Michigan. She was born December 11, 1927 in Hamtramck, daughter of thelate John and the late Josephine (nee: Olejniczak) Petrykowski. Along with caring for her family and taking care of the homemaker responsibilities, Antoinette also...
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Patricia Ann Krenz

May 9, 1931 - August 7, 2017

Patricia Ann Krenz, age 86 of Sterling Heights, died Monday, August 7, 2017 at the Oakmont Sterling Assisted Living Facility in Sterling Heights, Michigan. She was born May 9, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois, daughter of the late Steven and the late Marie (nee: Czadowski) Dodrv. Patricia's journey began in the northwest side of Chicago with her older brother, Robert and mother, Marie who became...
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Alex Bodnariuk

March 18, 1933 - August 5, 2017

Alex Bodnariuk, age 84, died Saturday, August 5, 2017 at his northern Michigan retreat in Ocqueoc Township, Michigan. Alex was born March 18, 1933 in Detroit, Michigan, son of the late Michael Bodnariuk and the late Jennie Hudson. Alex was raised in Detroit and graduated from Eastern High School where he excelled in sports. Alex began his professional career as a roofer in Detroit, belonging...
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Barbara Jane Wells

May 27, 1938 - August 5, 2017

Barbara J. Wells, age 79, died Saturday, August 5, 2017 at the Autumn Woods Health Care Facility in Warren. Barbara was born May 27, 1938 in Detroit to the late Floyd and the late Tora Parliment. Barbara was the former wife of Ronald Edward Messner. She was the loving and devoted mother of Ronald R. (Yvette) Messner, Dennis F. (Scherry Yates) Messner, Kenneth Messner, Karl (the late Sara)...
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Helen Kokal

April 26, 1939 - August 5, 2017

Helen Kokal, age 78, died Saturday, August 5, 2017 at the Autumn Woods Health Care Facility in Warren. Michigan. Helen was born April 26, 1939 in New York City, New York, daughter of the late Fred Austinat and the late Mary (nee: Symanek) Austinat. Born in Jamaica neighborhood in New York City, on April 26, 1939, Helen was somewhere between the ages of 3 & 4 when her parents decided to make...
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Larry Owen Fortune

November 5, 1930 - July 28, 2017

Larry Owen Fortune, age 86 of Warren, died Friday, July 28, 2017 at home surrounded by his loved ones. He was born November 5, 1930 in Fraser, Michigan, son of the late Walter and the late Mary (nee: Holmes) Fortune. With thanks and praise from a grateful nation, we pay homage to Larry for his service to our country during the Korean War. Ultimately attaining the rank of Airman 2nd Class,...
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Norman Leonard Szewczyk

June 27, 1925 - July 26, 2017

Norman Leonard Szewczyk, age 92, died peacefully at home on Wednesday, July 26, 2017. Norman was born June 27, 1925 in Hamtramck, Michigan, son of the late Benjamin Szewczyk and the late Anna (nee: Bielak) Szewczyk-Feirer. Norman was raised in Hamtramck and the Detroit area, later finding work with Fisher Body in Detroit where he was employed as a Production Clerk. Norman proudly served in...
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Edmund Leopold Borycz

September 13, 1919 - July 26, 2017

Edmund Leopold Borycz, age 97, died peacefully on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 in Pigeon, Michigan. He was born in Detroit, Michigan on September 13, 1919, son of the late Stanely Borycz and the late Sophie (nee: Gregowski) Borycz. One of the first major blessings in Edmund's life came the day he watched his girlfriend (soon to be his bride), Roselie take that momentous walk down the aisle as the...
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William John Caza

November 15, 1956 - July 24, 2017

William John Caza, age 60, died Monday, July 24, 2017 at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan. William was born November 15, 1956 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, son of the late Donald Caza and the late Shirley (nee: Deisbourg) Caza. At the young age of four years old, William and his family moved to the United States choosing Michigan as their new home. Michigan is where they planted...
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Ernest Archie Wisbiski

April 25, 1928 - July 24, 2017

Ernest Archie Wisbiski, age 89, died Monday, July 24, 2017 at his home in Warren, Michigan surrounded by his loving family. Ernest was born in Parisville, Michigan, son of the late Peter Wisbiski and the late Agnes (nee: Shuager) Wisbiski. Ernest was raised in the "Michigan Thumb" farming communities of Ubly and Bad Axe and eventually moved to the Detroit area in search of higher pay within...
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Robert William Phair

February 20, 1927 - July 20, 2017

Robert William Phair, age 90, died Thursday, July 20, 2017 at his home in Center Line, Michigan surrounded by his loving family. Robert was born February 20, 1927 in Detroit, Michigan, son of the late Cecil Phair and the late Evelyn (nee: Swalwel) Phair. Robert was raised in Detroit, attended Detroit Public Schools, and later Northwestern High School. When World War II broke out, Robert...
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John Mikola Banasik, Jr.

August 15, 1923 - July 18, 2017

John Mikola Banasik Jr., age 93 of Warren, died Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at the Shelby Nursing Center in Shelby Township, Michigan. He was born August 15, 1923 in Hamtramck, son of the late John Sr. and the late Victoria (nee: Kronenberger) Banasik. Born and raised in Hamtramck, John was a proud graduate of Hamtramck High School's Class of 1942. Soon after his graduation, while our country was...
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William Milo Dodge

June 28, 1952 - July 16, 2017

William Milo Dodge, age 65, died Sunday, July 16, 2017 at home surrounded by his loving family. William was born June 28, 1952 in Detroit, Michigan, son of the late William A. Dodge and the late Geraldine (nee: Sylvester) Dodge. Bill was raised on the Ferndale/Hazel Park border growing up in Ferndale and graduating from Hazel Park Schools. Following high school he worked within the home...
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Richard John Danko

August 14, 1927 - July 15, 2017

Richard John Danko, age 89 of Sterling Heights, died Saturday, July 15, 2017 at Medilodge of Sterling Heights. He was born August 14, 1927 in Detroit, son of the late George and the late Irene (nee: Adamkowski) Danko. Revered as one of Michigan's premiere houses of education, Richard was proud to be a graduate of the esteemed Catholic Central High School of Detroit. Following graduation, it...
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Georgette Little

August 14, 1926 - July 14, 2017

Georgette Little, age 90 of Warren, died Friday, July 14, 2017 at the Village of East Harbor Assisted Living Center in Chesterfield Township, Michigan. She was born August 14, 1926 in Belgium, daughter of the late Joseph and the late Malvina Maria (nee: Van Den Holen) DeVille. Georgette was the beloved wife of the late Orville L. Little who preceded her in death on March 9,1999. She was the...
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Donald Robert McGilton, Jr.

September 22, 1983 - July 13, 2017

Donald Robert McGilton, age 33 of Clinton Township, died July 13, 2017 at home. He was born September 22, 1983 in Detroit, son of Donald R. McGilton Sr. and Deborah (nee: Brumm) Shock. Having chosen the construction industry for his career path, Donald's expertise was focused in the field of plumbing. When it came to making sure your pipes were all in order, Donny was your guy. But that is...
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Theresa Josephine Pratt

January 21, 1937 - July 7, 2017

Theresa Josephine Pratt, age 80, a resident of Warren Michigan for over 39 years, died Friday July 7, 2017, at the Windemere Park Senior Community Assisted Living in Warren, Michigan. Theresa was born January 21, 1937 in New York, New York, on the lower eastside of Manhattan, the daughter of the late Marie Pane and the late Giovanni Pasqualino. Theresa was raised and educated in New York... it...
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Gerald "Jerry" Martin

April 9, 1928 - July 2, 2017

Gerald "Jerry" Martin of St Clair Shores was born in Detroit on April 9, 1928. He passed July 2, 2017 at the age of 89. Jerry was a proud father & grandfather of 6 children, 17 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Preceding him in death was his beloved wife Linea "Doris" Martin in 2006. They were happily married for 55 years. Jerry lived life to the fullest and was much loved by everyone...
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Joseph Henry "Joe" Wojcik

March 19, 1927 - July 2, 2017

Joseph Henry Wojcik, "Joe" age 90 of Clinton Township, died Sunday, July 2, 2017 at McLaren Macomb Hospital in Mt. Clemens, Michigan. He was born March 19, 1927 in Wallington, New Jersey, son of the late Frank and the late Stella (nee: Pesko) Wojcik. Married to his bride of over 69 years, Irene & Joe shared their vows and began their lives together as husband and wife, a journey that was...
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John Ivan Scroggie

May 14, 1926 - July 1, 2017

John Ivan Scroggie, age 91 of Warren, died Saturday, July 1, 2017 at home surrounded by his loved ones. He was born May 14, 1926 in Belfast, Ireland, son of the late John and the late Madeline (nee: Milligan) Scroggie. John Ivan Scroggie was born May 14, 1926 on Isoline Street in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He was the second child of John and Madeleine Scroggie. John grew up in Belfast with...
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Dennis Gordon "Hook" Hadrian

November 21, 1955 - June 30, 2017

Dennis Gordon Hadrian, age 61 of Warren, died Friday, June 30, 2017 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren. He was born November 21, 1955 in Flint, Michigan, son of the late Peter and the late Marie (nee: DeBacker) Hadrian. Some people in life just slide through unannounced, making no ripples as they proceed on their journey. But that certainly could never be said about...
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Dorothy Marie Niepokuj

July 6, 1929 - June 30, 2017

Dorothy Marie Niepokuj, age 87 of Warren, died Friday, June 30, 2017 at home surrounded by her loved ones. She was born July 6, 1929 in Detroit, daughter of the late John and the late Mary (nee: Konkel) Strutzel. There's always something endearing in life when you get assigned a nickname, especially from your peers, and Dorothy knew this well each time she heard them call out, "Struts." ...
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Mary Scimemi

September 22, 1932 - June 30, 2017

Mary Scimemi, age 84 of Royal Oak, and formerly of Warren, died Friday, June 30, 2017 at Brookdale Assisted Living in Farmington Hills, Michigan. She was born September 22, 1932 in Detroit, daughter of the late Baldassar and the late Mary (nee: Zummo) Gabriele. Along with attending to the responsibilities of being a housewife and Mom, Mary was also quite proud of the work she did as a Medical...
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Walter Bernard Zwolinski

May 2, 1957 - June 27, 2017

Walter B. Zwolinski of Warren passed away surrounded by his family on June 27, 2017, at St. John Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. Wally was born to Wladislaw and Katherine Zwolinski on May 2,1957 in Detroit, Michigan. Wally grew up in the Detroit and Hamtramck area, attending Our Lady Queen of Apostles Elementary School and later graduating from St. Florian High School in Hamtramck. Wally had...
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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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Toni Jean Scarpace

January 31, 1966 - June 14, 2017

Toni Jean Scarpace, age 51, died on Wednesday, June 14, 2017. She was born January 31. 1966 in Warren, Michigan to William Scarpace and the late Marilyn (nee: Fitzpatrick) Scarpace. She was the beloved daughter of William (Arlene) and the late Marilyn. Loving sister of Christine (Bob) George, William "Bill" (Cindy Shea) Scarpace, and Renee Tornow. She was also survived by many loving nieces...
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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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