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Curtis Anthony Slotta

September 30, 1957 - March 21, 2017

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

February 11, 1962 - March 20, 2017

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

January 9, 1933 - March 15, 2017

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

October 7, 1936 - March 15, 2017

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

January 3, 1926 - March 15, 2017

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

July 5, 1946 - March 12, 2017

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

June 4, 1931 - March 11, 2017

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

July 23, 1928 - March 11, 2017

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

November 18, 1923 - March 8, 2017

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

March 4, 1936 - March 8, 2017

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

August 11, 1939 - March 5, 2017

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

November 18, 1934 - March 3, 2017

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

November 18, 1930 - March 2, 2017

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

September 8, 1919 - February 28, 2017

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

January 14, 1933 - February 28, 2017

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

February 18, 1931 - February 26, 2017

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

October 18, 1918 - February 25, 2017

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

August 1, 1978 - February 22, 2017

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

September 27, 1962 - February 20, 2017

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

July 18, 1930 - February 19, 2017

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

March 18, 1945 - February 18, 2017

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

October 13, 1961 - February 15, 2017

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

April 29, 1953 - February 14, 2017

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

February 7, 1933 - February 10, 2017

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

April 10, 1957 - February 9, 2017

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

September 1, 1952 - February 9, 2017

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

June 15, 1939 - February 7, 2017

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

March 25, 1959 - February 5, 2017

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

March 7, 1926 - February 5, 2017

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

August 30, 1937 - February 5, 2017

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

November 24, 1940 - February 4, 2017

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

August 9, 1927 - February 3, 2017

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

March 21, 1919 - February 3, 2017

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

February 14, 1932 - February 3, 2017

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

July 3, 1919 - February 1, 2017

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

January 3, 1957 - January 30, 2017

Joseph J.W. Klenczar, age 60, died Monday, January 30, 2017 at St. John Providence Hospital. Joseph was born in Detroit on January 3, 1957 to the late Norman Anthony Klenczar and Delores Antionette Slezak (nee Czajkowski). Texas A&M University at Galveston announces the passing of Captain Joseph J.W. Klenczar. Capt. Klenczar was the Master of the Texas A&M Maritime Academy training ship...
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Henry Otto Plegue

July 3, 1959 - January 30, 2017

Henry Otto Plegue, age 57, died suddenly January 30, 2017 at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren, Michigan. Henry was born July 3, 1959 in Mount Clemens, Michigan, son of the late William and Regina Plegue. Henry was raised in Clinton Township, Michigan and graduated from Clintondale High School, the Class of 1977. After his schooling, Henry pursued his love of the culinary arts and became...
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George Robert Smith

November 12, 1969 - January 28, 2017

George Robert Smith "Rob", age 47 of Roseville, died Saturday, January 28, 2017 at home surrounded by his loved ones. He was born November 12, 1969 in Pikeville, Kentucky, son of Gilford and Deanna (nee: Smith) Lawson. Though one of Rob's favorite things to do had become hangin' out with his Little Buddy & son, Shane, the responsibilities of being a husband and father compelled him to make...
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Mary Ann Ewart

June 5, 1939 - January 28, 2017

Mary Ann Ewart, age 77 of Warren, died Saturday, January 28, 2017 at the Shelby Nursing Center in Shelby Township, Michigan. She was born June 5, 1939 in Detroit, daughter of the late Chester and the late Anne (nee: Kopydlowski) Konal. A loving wife, mother and grandmother, Mary Ann's family was the center of her world and provided her joy beyond expression. More than merely a homemaker, Mary...
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Amelia Jane Dunning

June 11, 1942 - January 28, 2017

Amelia Jane Dunning, age 74 of Harrison Township, died Saturday, January 28, 2017 at the Evangelical Home in Sterling Heights. She was born June 11, 1942 in Heidrick, Kentucky, daughter of the late Matt and the late Jean (nee: Hubbard) Hammons. Amelia was the beloved mother of Patricia (George) Bennett, David Ledington, Joseph Dunning, and the late Theresa Dunning. Loving grandmother of...
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Thomas Paul Finch

September 16, 1958 - January 27, 2017

Thomas Paul Finch, age 58 of Warren, died Friday, January 27, 2017 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren. He was born September 16, 1958 in Highland Park, son of the late Francis and the late Virginia (nee: Cavazos) Finch. A machinist by trade in the automotive industry, Tom's best work was found in the charitable and philanthropic outreaches he was an integral part of...
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Olga Veta S. Wiecek

March 19, 1929 - January 26, 2017

Olga Veta S. Wiecek, age 87 of Warren, died Thursday, January 26, 2017 at the Warren Woods Health & Rehabilitation Center in Warren. She was born March 19, 1929 in Detroit, daughter of the late Angelo and the late Philomena (nee: Vennettilli) Veta. Olga was the beloved wife of Frank. Dear mother of Karen (the late Edward) Hand. Loving grandmother of Kristina (Guillermo) Chavarria, Jimmy Hand,...
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Betty Opimach

March 31, 1929 - January 26, 2017

Betty Opimach, age 87 of Warren, died Thursday, January 26, 2017 at the Shelby Nursing Center in Shelby Township, Michigan. She was born March 31, 1929 in Detroit, daughter of the late Frank and the late Annie (nee: Vavrek) Kotyuk. Betty was the beloved wife of Joseph. Dear mother of Pamela (Andrew) Werner, Kim (Norm) Garant, and Sandra (Glenn) Lucas. She was also the loving grandmother of...
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Sharon Ann Wells

September 16, 1958 - January 26, 2017

Sharon A. Wells, age 58, died Thursday, January 26, 2017 at home surrounded by her loving family. Sharon was born September 16, 1958 in Pontiac to Evelyn and the late Jesse Wells. As a young girl, Sharon grew up in what was then the thriving automobile town in Oakland County called Pontiac. She attended Pontiac Public Schools and then went right to work for General Motors where she began her...
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Radomir "Savov" Djurovic

May 14, 1930 - January 26, 2017

Radomir "Savov" Djurovic, age 86 of Warren, died Thursday, January 26, 2017 at St. John Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. He was the beloved son of the late Savo and the late Ljubica (nee; Djokic) Djurovic. Radomir was born May 14, 1930 in Danilovgrad, Montenegro. After a couple of months, he and his parents moved to Beograd where he grew up in the city until his mid 30's. He loved his beloved...
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Nicholas Martin Scrafano, Jr.

December 9, 1978 - January 23, 2017

Nicholas Martin Scrafano Jr., age 38 of Warren, died Monday, January 23, 2017 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Oakland Center in Madison Heights. He was born December 9, 1978 in Detroit, son of Josephine (nee: Scroy) and the late Nicholas Scrafano Sr. Nicholas was the beloved son of Josephine and the late Nicholas Scrafano Sr. Cherished fiancé of Autumn Bolin, and loving father of...
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Jennifer Susan Popp

July 12, 1969 - January 23, 2017

Jennifer Susan Popp "Jenni", age 47, died suddenly January 23, 2017 in Sterling Heights, Michigan. Jennifer was born July 12, 1969 in Detroit, Michigan, daughter of the late James and Mary Popp. Jennifer was raised in Detroit where she attended Assumption Grotto Catholic Grade School and later graduating from Bishop Gallagher Catholic High School. Following graduation, Jenni went to work...
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Joan Marie Motyka

October 1, 1935 - January 23, 2017

Joan Marie Motyka , age 81, died Monday, January 23, 2017 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren. She was born October 1, 1935 in Detroit, Michigan to the late John Bara and the late Anna (nee: Kapanowski) Bara. For 60 years, Joan shared a home and nurtured a loving and devoted relationship with her soulmate and sweetheart, Leonard. The two became husband & wife on May 12...
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Eleanore Pauline Pietrangelo

December 11, 1928 - January 22, 2017

Eleanore Pauline Pietrangelo, age 88 of Roseville, died Sunday, January 22, 2017 at McLaren Macomb Hospital in Mt. Clemens, Michigan. She was born December 11, 1928 in Detroit, daughter of the late Aloysius and the late Anna (nee: Temrowski) Lamparski. Eleanore's career was centered in the field of education where the impact she made was highly regarded and esteemed. Having obtained the...
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James Edward Salisbury

July 24, 1930 - January 21, 2017

James Edward Salisbury, age 86, a lifetime resident of Warren, Michigan, died Saturday, January 21, 2017 at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren, Michigan. James was born July 24, 1930 in Detroit, Michigan, son of the late James Edward Salisbury and the late Mary Alice (nee: Hamden) Salisbury. James was raised in Warren and at the early age of 18 entered the military where he served in the...
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Guenter Neumann

May 15, 1925 - January 21, 2017

Guenter Neumann, age 91 of Sterling Heights, died Saturday, January 21, 2017 at Autumn Wood Health Care Facility in Warren. Guenter was born May 15, 1925 in Offenburg, Germany in the Black Forest region. Following retirement, Guenter continued to enjoy his hobby of tinkering around his home and tendng to his yard. He was extremely proud of his German heritage, yet held his greatest love and...
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Antoinena Castanza

December 16, 1920 - January 20, 2017

Antoinena Castanza, age 96, died Friday, January 20, 2017 at her residence in Warren, Michigan. Antoinena was born December 16, 1920 in Detroit, Michigan, the daughter of Frank and Fortunata Castanza. Mrs. Castanza was the beloved wife of the late David Love and is also survived by her numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews. Mrs. Castanza will lie in state Tuesday, 9...
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Ernest Carroll Byrd, Jr.

July 4, 1946 - January 15, 2017

Ernest Carroll Byrd Jr., age 70, a lifetime resident of Warren, died Sunday, January 15, 2017 at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren, Michigan. Mr. Byrd was born July 4, 1946 in a house in Pickwick, Tennessee, son of the late Ernest Carroll Byrd Sr. and the late Jessie Ruth (nee: Milender) Byrd. At the young age of two, Ernie arrived on a train with his mother to meet his father who had...
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Kenneth John Edwards

December 27, 1969 - January 13, 2017

Kenneth John Edwards, age 47, died unexpectedly on Friday, January 13, 2017 in Fishers, Indiana. Kenneth was born December 27, 1969, the son of William Louis and Frances Marie Edwards, and was raised in Warren, Michigan. Ken attended and graduated from De LaSalle Collegiate High School, a proud member of the Class of 1988. Ken then attended GMI Engineering & Management Institute,...
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Elizabeth Caroline Ernst

April 16, 1927 - January 12, 2017

Elizabeth Caroline Ernst, age 89 of Sterling Heights, died Thursday, January 12, 2017 at home surrounded by her loved ones. She was born April 16, 1927 in Jettenbach, Germany, daughter of the late Karl and the late Caroline (nee: Wendell) Wirth. A former employee of the automotive giant General Motors, Elizabeth devoted herself to her work and extended the utmost in dedicated service until...
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Elaine Marie Orchard

March 8, 1946 - January 12, 2017

Elaine Marie Orchard, age 70 of Clinton Township, died Thursday, January 12, 2017 at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township. She was born March 8, 1946 in Detroit, daughter of the late Chester and the late Dolores (nee: Potrikus) Orchard. Elaine was the loving sister of Sharon (Walter) Drobek, and was preceded in death by siblings; Judith Bourbeau, Gary Orchard, and Patrick Orchard....
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Stephen Joel Materna

January 1, 1952 - January 11, 2017

Stephen Joel Materna, age 65 of Warren, died Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan. He was born January 1, 1952 in Detroit, son of the late Arthur and the late Sara Nell (nee: Burns) Materna. Born and raised for a bit in Detroit, Stephen and his family decided to join the throngs of suburbanites making their way to the new and burgeoning city of Warren,…so...
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Sam David Pulice

July 27, 1964 - January 9, 2017

Sam David Pulice, age 52 of Warren, died peacefully with his daughter by his side on Monday, January 9, 2017 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren. He was born July 27, 1964 in Detroit, son of the late Sam and the late Joan (nee: Latant) Pulice. Sometimes the greatest joys in our lives come from the simple things in life,…and often they aren't things at all, rather...
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Perry Joseph Simmons, Sr.

October 30, 1957 - January 9, 2017

Perry Joseph Simmons Sr., age 59 of Warren, died Monday, January 9, 2017 at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township, Michigan. He was born October 30, 1957 in Detroit, son of the late Perry S. and the late Kathleen (nee: Rassau) Simmons. A truck driver turned mentor, Perry's work history began as part of the support staff at Erb Lumber where he helped bring their product to market....
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Patricia Ann Colombo

September 26, 1946 - January 9, 2017

Patricia Ann Colombo, age 70 of Warren, died Monday, January 9, 2017 at home surrounded by her loved ones. She was born September 26, 1946 in Detroit, loving daughter of the late Ferdinand J. and the late Helen M. (nee: Smietana) Roman. As we trod this earthly coil, some of us are fortunate enough to share some special milestones in life,...as did Patricia, this past May 7, 2016, when she and...
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Janice Mary Hill

January 13, 1948 - January 8, 2017

Janice Mary Hill, age 68 of Warren, died Sunday, January 8, 2017 at the Seasons Hospice Facility in Detroit. Janice was born January 13, 1948 in Detroit to the late John Gerald and Genevieve (nee: Keeth) Ransom. Born and raised in Detroit, Janice also spent some time in Highland Park before her journey would begin to blossom and open up new and exciting chapters in life. First and foremost...
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Antoinette Dorothy Smith

January 2, 1926 - January 7, 2017

Antoinette "Toni" "Antoshia" Smith, age 91 died peacefully Saturday January 7, 2017 in Sterling Heights Michigan surrounded by loving family. Antoinette was born January 2, 1926 in Detroit Michigan, the daughter of Anthony and Michalena Gorczycki who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were her beloved husband of 59 years Victor George Smith and beloved sister Pearl Cichanowicz and...
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Gerald John Zarkowski

August 30, 1952 - January 6, 2017

Gerald John Zarkowski age 64 of Lake Orion Michigan, died Friday January 6, 2017 at McLaren Oakland Hospital in Pontiac Michigan. Gerald was born August 30, 1952 in Hamtramck the son of the late Joseph Henry Zarkowski and the late Wanda Stella (nee: Olekczyk) Zarkowski. Gerald was raised and lived the majority of his life in Hamtramck. He attended St. Florian Catholic School, Pulaski School...
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Richard Michael Smerecki

September 27, 1966 - January 5, 2017

Richard Michael Smerecki, age 50 of Warren, died Thursday, January 5, 2017 at home. He was born September 27, 1966 in Dearborn, Michigan, son of the late Walter John Jr., and the late Brenda Lee (nee: LaDuke) Smerecki. Raised in both Detroit and Sterling Heights, it is the latter in which Richard attended high school and was a proud graduate of Sterling Heights High School's Class of 1984....
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MaryAnne Jennie Zemsta

May 6, 1963 - December 29, 2016

MaryAnne Jennie Zemsta, age 53 of Eastpointe, died Thursday, December 29, 2016 surrounded by her loved ones at St. John Hospital in Detroit. She was born on May 6, 1963 in Mt. Clemens, Michigan, daughter of Mary (nee: Jentilet) and the late Earl Wilkins. A proud graduate of Romeo High School's Class of 1981, MaryAnne's aspirations for higher learning led her to Oakland University where she...
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Edward Bernard Birch

March 21, 1932 - December 28, 2016

Edward Bernard Birch, age 84, died Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at Windemere Park Assisted Living in Warren. He was born March 21, 1932 in Detroit, son of the late Edward and the late Mary Ann (nee: Boran) Birch. Edward was the beloved husband of Vincentia for 58 years. Dearest father of Mary Josephine (Jim) Rizza, Edward Joseph (Aundrea), Salvatore Vincent (MariBeth), Paul Anthony (Margaret)...
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Robert Henry Schneider

July 14, 1941 - December 27, 2016

Robert Henry Schneider, age 75 of Warren, died Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at St. John Hospital in Detroit. He was born July 14, 1941 in Hamtramck, Michigan, son of the late Joseph and the late Bernice (nee; Wierzbiecka) Schneider. With thanks and praise from a grateful nation, we pay homage to Robert for his service to our country amidst the Vietnam War era. Enlisting with the U.S. Air Force,...
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Patricia Furnari

May 23, 1931 - December 27, 2016

Patricia Furnari, age 85, died Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at her home in St. Clair Shores, Michigan. Patricia was born May 23, 1931 in Detroit, Michigan, daughter of the late John Berdys and the late Martha (nee: Klawekoski) Berdys. Patricia was raised in Detroit and graduated from St. Cyril Catholic High School. Following her schooling, Patricia found employment within Michigan Bell where...
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Walter Harold Knight

January 8, 1923 - December 27, 2016

Walter Harold Knight., age 93, died Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at home surrounded by his loving family. Walter was born January 8, 1923 in Palmer, Tennessee to the late William and the late Mattie (nee: conry) Knight. Walter was the beloved husband of Mary, a loving relationship they shared for over 71 years. He was the dear father of Nancy (Robert) Milewski, Walter David (Carol ) Knight,...
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Evelyn May Keast

July 31, 1928 - December 26, 2016

Evelyn May Keast, age 88, died Monday, December 26, 2016 at Crittenton Hospital in Rochester Hills, Michigan. The story of Evelyn's life begins and ends in almost the same area of Oakland County, Michigan. Evelyn was born July 31, 1928 in Pontiac, Michigan; daughter of the late Harold Osborn and the late Margaret (nee: Turner) Osborn, who had moved to America from England several years earlier...
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David Michael Pomainville

January 13, 1960 - December 26, 2016

David Michael.Pomainville, age 56 of Eastpointe, died Monday, December 26, 2016 at St. John Hospital in Detroit. David was born January 13, 1960 in Detroit to the the late Lionel and late Martha (nee: Thomas) Pomainville. David was the beloved brother of Mary Jo (James) Wasukanis, the late Lorraine Matthews, and the late Gloria Pomainville. He was the dear uncle of Susan, Marti and Richie...
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James McKinnie

May 4, 1933 - December 24, 2016

James McKinnie, age 83 of Warren, died Saturday, December 24, 2016 at the Rose Senior Living Center in Clinton Township, Michigan. He was born May 4, 1933 in Detroit, son of the late George and the late Gladys (nee: Gillespie) McKinnie. With thanks and praise from a grateful nation, we pay homage to James for his service to our country as a soldier in the U.S. Army during the Korean War era....
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Walter Masel

November 2, 1925 - December 21, 2016

Walter Masel, age 91 of Detroit, died Tuesday, December 21, 2016 at home. He was born November 2, 1925 in Detroit, son of the late Vincent and Rose Masel. Walter is survived by brother Vincent (Virginia) Masel, and was preceded in death by siblings; John, Bernice and Mary. Arrangements have been entrusted to the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home in Warren, Michigan. Please share...
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Eileen Marie Hunt

October 9, 1927 - December 21, 2016

Eileen Marie Hunt, age 89 of Warren, died Wednesday, December 21, 2016 surrounded by her loved ones at home. She was born October 9, 1927 in LaSalle, Ontario, Canada, daughter of the late Eugene and the late Mabel (nee: Drouilard) Gignac. Eileen was just embarking upon adulthood when, at the end of World War II, her family pulled up their Canadian stakes and moved to America, ultimately...
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Joshua Joseph DeRouin

September 5, 1990 - December 19, 2016

Joshua Joseph DeRouin age 26. Died Suddenly December 19, 2016 Joshua was born September 5, 1990 in Detoit. Beloved son of Kevin and Michelle DeRouin (nee Dickens). Cherished grandson of Charles and Kathleen Dickens and Starr (Don) Frandle and the late Darryl DeRouin. Also survived by a host of loving aunts, uncles and cousins. Visitation Tuesday, December 27, 2016, 3 - 9 pm at the D.S....
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Laura Berlin

February 23, 1923 - December 19, 2016

Laura Berlin, age 93 of Warren, died Monday, December 19, 2016 surrounded by her loved ones in the comfort of her daughter's home. She was born February 23, 1923 in Detroit, daughter of the late Joseph and the late Casmira (nee: Nowackowski) Zieleniewski. It's been 14 years since Laura laid her beloved Frank to rest, but not before sharing an immeasurable amount of love, laughter and life with...
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Helen Spuz

January 25, 1930 - December 19, 2016

Helen Spuz, age 86 of Sterling Heights, died Monday, December 19, 2016 at Beaumont Hospital in Troy. Helen was born in Cheboygan, Michigan on January 25th, 1930 to the proud parents of John and Sophia (nee: Grubinski) Skiera. She grew up on a farm in the hills of Cheboygan where chores were the part of a child's daily activity, and helping her mother at dinner was something she enjoyed. She...
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Darquise Marie Rita Izak

October 18, 1935 - December 18, 2016

Darquise Marie Rita Izak, age 81 of Warren, died Sunday, December 18, 2016 at home surrounded by her loved ones. She was born October 18, 1935 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, daughter of the late Oswald Joseph and the alte Alice M. (nee: Therrien) Brissette. As evidenced by the beautiful and representative picture that accompanies this obituary, Darquise was both proud and honored to have served...
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Wanda Theresa Swieczkowski

March 27, 1916 - December 16, 2016

Wanda Theresa Swieczkowski, age 100 of Center Line, died Friday, December 16, 2016 at Beaumont Farmington Hills – Botsford Campus I Farmington Hills, Michigan. She was born March 27, 1916 in Hamtramck, daughter of the late John and the late Agnes (nee: Baranowski) Kelsey. Wanda was the beloved wife of the late John. Dear mother of Ken (Barbara) Swieczkowski, John Swieczkowski, the late...
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Gerald Matthew Maday

July 9, 1968 - December 15, 2016

Gerald Matthew Maday, age 48 of Warren, died Thursday, December 15, 2016 at home. He was born July 9, 1968 in Detroit, son of Gerald and the late Joyce (nee: Wambold) Maday. Gerald was the dear father of Bill Maday and Kayla Maday. Beloved son of Gerald and the late Joyce Maday. Brother of Michelle (Jeff) Robinson, Kenneth Camboni, and Lisa Ward. A Memorial Service will be held for Gerald...
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Delores Eleanor Busonick

April 7, 1929 - December 14, 2016

Delores Eleanor Busonick, age 87 of Warren, died Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at home. She was born April 7, 1929 in Detroit, daughter of the late Henry and the late Stephanie (nee: Papciak) Wojciechowski. When all of Delores' work and family needs were met, her time away from those important responsibilities was found in the enjoyment of a number of passions she held dear. Infused with a bit...
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Lillian Mae Gielniak

January 28, 1927 - December 14, 2016

Lillian Mae Gielniak "Lilly", age 89 of Clinton Township, died Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at McLaren Macomb Hospital in Mt. Clemens, Michigan. She was born January 28, 1927 in Detroit, daughter of the late Joseph and the late Sophie (nee: Gorka) Kushniruk. For 15 years, Lilly worked as an Executive Secretary for the Parton & Preble Company in Warren, a job she came by through a most...
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Janette Rita Franks

April 21, 1938 - December 11, 2016

Janette Rita Franks, age 78 died Sunday December 11, 2016 at Advantage Living Center in Roseville, Michigan. Janette was born April 21, 1938 in Detroit, Michigan the daughter of the late Joseph Abraham and the late Mary (nee: Banach) Abraham. Jan was raised in Detroit and graduated Catholic High School. Following her schooling she met the love of her life Roy Franks and the two soon married...
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Dennis Alan Dardzinski

April 8, 1964 - December 9, 2016

Dennis Alan Dardzinski, age 52 of Warren, Michigan, died suddenly December 9, 2016 at St. John Oakland Hospital in Madison Heights, Michigan. Dennis was born April 8, 1964 in Detroit, Michigan, son of Donald R. Dardzinski and the late Kathryn Anne (nee: Stinnette) Dardzinski. Dennis was raised in Hamtramck where he attended and graduated from St. Florian Catholic High School, the Class of...
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Mary Jean "MJ" Dean

November 2, 1960 - December 8, 2016

Mary Jean Dean "MJ", age 56, passed away unexpectedly at her home in Center Line, Michigan on Thursday, December 8, 2016. MJ was born November 2, 1960 in Detroit, Michigan. She was raised in Warren and graduated from Lincoln High School. Following MJ's schooling she worked various jobs along with becoming a mother. MJ was the consummate mother, aunt, and caretaker which would eventually...
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Elizabeth Ann Kessler

October 4, 1944 - December 7, 2016

Elizabeth Ann Kessler, age 72 of Center Line, died Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at St. John Hospital in Detroit. Elizabeth was born October 4, 1944 in Reed City, Michigan, daughter of the late Russell and the late Ann (nee: Kailing) Erbes. When Elizabeth initially pondered what career path she should follow, there must have been a tug on her heart that God was preparing her for something quite...
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Gloria Frances Koja

September 19, 1929 - December 6, 2016

Gloria Frances (Hadella) Koja, age 87 of Roseville, died Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, in Warren, Mich. Gloria was born September 19, 1929 in Detroit, daughter of the late Andrew and late Clara Hadella. Her husband, Bruno Koja, predeceased her in 2006. She is the dear mother of Christine Koja and Kathe (Rick Lieder) Koja, and the loving grandmother of...
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Mark Peter Dehelean

August 29, 1949 - December 3, 2016

Mark Peter Dehelean age 67, died at his home in Warren, Michigan Saturday December 3, 2016. Mark was born August 29, 1949 in Detroit Michigan the son of Alanna Bialk and the late Peter Dehelean. Mark was raised in Warren and graduated from Warren Woods High School. Following high school Mark served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War serving in Korea. Following his honorable...
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Craig Paul Ionetz

August 1, 1963 - December 3, 2016

Craig Paul Ionetz, age 53 of Warren, died Saturday, December 3, 2016 at home in Warren. He was born in Detroit, Michigan August 1, 1963 the son of the late George and the late Dorothy (nee: Underwood) Ionetz. Craig was raised in East Detroit and graduated from East Detroit High School. Criag went on to attend Macomb Community College where he received his Associates Degree. Following his...
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Walter Robert Ciolek

September 13, 1928 - December 3, 2016

Walter Robert Ciolek, age 88 of Warren, died Saturday, December 3, 2016 at the Cherrywood Nursing & Living Center in Sterling Heights, Michigan. He was born September 13, 1928 in Hamtramck, son of the late Walter and the late Geneive (nee: Michalski) Ciolek. Born and raised in Hamtramck, it is where he grew in stature and graduated from high school. A couple of years following that milestone,...
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Lorraine Theresa Gierosky

November 13, 1930 - December 3, 2016

Lorraine Theresa Gierosky, age 86 of Warren, died Saturday, December 3, 2016 at the Medilodge of Sterling Heights. She was born November 13, 1930 in Detroit, daughter of the late John and the late Martha (nee: Letkowski) Gawlik. Lorraine was born in Detroit on November 13, 1930 to John & Martha Gawlik. A brother, Norman, and two sisters, Virginia and Arlene would soon follow. She attended St...
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Kenneth John Nowak

April 17, 1932 - December 3, 2016

Kenneth John Nowak, age 84 of Warren, died Saturday, December 3, 2016 at Harper University Hospital in Detroit. He was born April 17, 1932 in Detroit, son of the late Norman and the late Dorothy (nee: Karrer) Nowak. Born and raised in Detroit, Ken's high school years were spent at St. Anthony's where he ultimately became one of the proud graduates of the Class of 1950. Being quite the sports...
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Raymond Francis Particka

July 9, 1939 - December 3, 2016

Raymond Francis Particka, age 77 of Sterling Heights, died Saturday, December 3, 2016 at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. He was born July 9, 1939 in Sanilac County, Michigan, son of the late Alexander and the late Eleanor (nee: Grifka) Particka. Born July 9, 1939 at his grandmother's home in Sanilac County, Ray was the second of six children. As he grew in stature, he came to love working on...
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Helen T. Zukoski

May 25, 1933 - December 1, 2016

Helen T. Zukoski, born May 25, 1933, passed away suddenly on December 1, 2016. She was born and raised in Detroit. Helen was the beloved daughter of the late David and Rose Peter. She was preceded in death by brother, Joseph (Carol), and sister, Jeanette (Harold). Helen is survived by her nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. She lived a simple life. Her favorite thing to do was...
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Marie Arethas Woodard

September 23, 1924 - December 1, 2016

Marie A. Woodard, age 92 of Warren, died Thursday, December 1, 2016 at the Sanctuary of Fraser Villa in Fraser, Michigan. She was born September 23, 1924 in Detroit, daughter of the late Harry and the late Mamie Ruth (nee: Jordan) Arethas. Being the dutiful and consummate homemaker that she was, Marie's most precious delights were those she found in the comforts of home and in the sharing of...
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Betty Jane Hummel

February 25, 1951 - November 27, 2016

Betty Jane Hummel, age 65 of Center Line, died Sunday, November 27, 2016 at home with her loving family by her side. She was born February 25, 1951 in Detroit, daughter of Albert and Betty (nee: Crane) Slavko. Though her battle with cancer finally came to an end, it wasn't without a mighty fight and a will to live unlike any other. For over 21 years, Betty gave it her all in trying to slay...
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John Edgar Bates, Jr.

February 14, 1925 - November 26, 2016

John Edgar "Jack" Bates Jr., age 91, died Saturday, November 26, 2016 at McLaren Macomb Hospital in Mount Clemens, Michigan with his family at his side. Jack was born on Valentine's Day, February 14, 1925 in Detroit, Michigan, son of the late John Edgar Bates and the late Irene Catherine (nee: Robinson) Bates. Jack was raised in Detroit and graduated from Detroit's Denby High School. ...
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Patricia Ann Kerr

September 11, 1946 - November 25, 2016

Patricia Ann Kerr, age 70, died Friday, November 25, 2016 surrounded by her loving family at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan. Patricia was born September 11, 1946 in Detroit Michigan the daughter of the late Alfred Szczesniak and the late Mary (nee: Stopczynski) Szczesniak. Patricia was raised in Detroit and graduated from Osborne High School on Detroit's eastside. Following high...
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Helen Josephine Piszczek

January 6, 1937 - November 23, 2016

Helen Josephine Piszczek, age 79 of Warren, died Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at Sunrise Assisted Living in Rochester, Michigan. She was born January 6, 1937 in Palms, Michigan, daughter of the late Andrew and the late Cecelia (nee: Ryszka) Poterek. Helen's birthplace is a quaint little town located in the thumb area of Michigan, nestled by the more familiar town of Deckerville. Considered...
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Betty Jane Abramowicz

August 5, 1923 - November 21, 2016

Betty Jane Abramowicz – Age 93 –Died November 21, 2016 at the Villa at City Center Nursing in Warren. Betty was born August 5, 1923 in Imlay City to the late Earl and the late Eva Reaves (nee Wilcox). Betty was the dear mother of Cathy (Alan) Iftiniuk, Judy (Tom) Strat, Gail Phillips, Cindy (Bill) Ayris and the late Gary Abramowicz. Beloved grandmother of David (Michelle) Phillips,...
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