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Shirley Ann Sekton

June 1, 1932 - June 29, 2016

Shirley Ann Sekton, age 84, died Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren. She was born June 1, 1932 in Detroit, daughter of the late Adolph and the late Genevieve (nee: Palmer) Dupuie. Shirley was the beloved wife of Edward. Dear mother of Carol Sekton, Thomas Sekton, Diane (Ralph) Valitutti, and the late Susan Boyd. Loving grandmother of Scott ...
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Judith Ann Grieshaber

April 22, 1945 - June 28, 2016

Judith Ann Grieshaber, age 71, died Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at the Waltonwood at Main Senior Living facility in Rochester, Michigan. A dual resident of both Shelby Township and Marco Island, Florida, Judy's life journey began on April 22, 1945 when she was born in Detroit, daughter of the late Richard and the late Ruth (nee: McCormick) Childs. An esteemed member of a very special group of...
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Robert Frank McNeilly

July 26, 1935 - June 28, 2016

Robert Frank McNeilly, age 80, a resident of Warren for over 52 years, died Monday June 27, 2016 at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren. Bob was born July 26, 1935 in Detroit, Michigan, son of the late Russell and the late Mary (nee: Baumgartner) McNeilly. Bob was raised in Detroit and graduated from Pershing High School. Following his schooling, Bob was called to duty to serve his country...
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Sandra Moninski Gosik

January 1, 1954 - June 27, 2016

Sandra M. Gosik, age 62 of Fraser, Michigan, died Monday, June 27, 2016. She was born January 1, 1954 in Detroit, daughter of the late Thaddeus and the late Eugenia (nee: Kalita) Moninski. A loving wife, mother, daughter and sister, Sandi was the glue that bound both her immediate and extended family together. A graduate of St's. Cyril and Methodius High School, she embarked on a number of...
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Richard Anthony Kunnath

March 2, 1932 - June 26, 2016

Richard Kunnath, age 84; a longtime resident of Warren, Michigan, died Sunday, June 26, 2016 at home with his family by his side. Richard was born March 2, 1932 in Detroit, Michigan, son of the late Paul and the late Frances (nee: Jerome) Kunnath. Richard was raised on Detroit's east side having attended Holy Name grade school and later graduating from St. Anthony's Catholic High School. ...
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Francis "Frank" Leo Gietzen

July 14, 1933 - June 26, 2016

Francis Leo Gietzen, age 82 and known more affectionately to all as "Frank," died Sunday, June 26, 2016 at the Waltonwood Senior Living facility in Canton, Michigan. He was born July 14, 1933 in Detroit, son of the late Anthony and the late Rosalia (nee: Priemer) Gietzen. A long-time resident of Warren and faithful parishioner of St.Clement in Center Line, Frank enjoyed a satisfying and...
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Alexander William Papow, Jr.

October 8, 1926 - June 26, 2016

Alexander William Papow Jr., age 89, died on Sunday, June 26, 2016. He was born Ocotber 8, 1926 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Alexander Papow and the late Josephine (nee:Koepke) Papow. He was the beloved husband of the late Mary. Devoted father of Charlotte (Matt) Kilpatrick and Elaine (Neal) Claussen-Thompson. Loving grandfather of Alan (Adrienne) Kilpatrick, Danny Kilpatrick, and great...
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Jack Betteley

September 12, 1926 - June 22, 2016

Jack Betteley, age 89 of Sterling Heights, died Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at Beaumont Hospital in Troy. He was born on September 12, 1926 in Highland Park, Michigan, son of the late John S. and the late Margaret (nee: Smith) Betteley. Not far from his city of birth lie the little hamlet, Ferndale,…the city where Jack grew to adulthood, lived for most of his life, and graduated from Lincoln...
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Daniel Gilbert-John Barth

April 12, 1990 - June 19, 2016

Daniel Gilbert-John Barth, age 26, died Sunday, June 19, 2016 at his home in Warren, Michigan. Daniel was born April 12, 1990 in Detroit, Michigan and later raised in Warren. Daniel attended St. Clement Catholic grade school and later graduated from Warren Woods Tower High School in Warren. Following his schooling, Daniel worked various jobs before joining the Sheet Metal Workers Union #292. ...
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Robert William Maier

May 27, 1939 - June 18, 2016

Robert William Maier, age 77 of Center Line, died Saturday, June 18, 2016 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren. He was born May 27, 1939 in Pennsylvania, son of the late William and the late Katherine (nee: Kouzch) Maier. With thanks and praise from a grateful nation, we pay homage to Robert for his service to our country in the United States Air Force. Ultimately...
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Patricia Louise Clark

August 4, 1938 - June 18, 2016

Patricia Louise Clark, age 77 of Warren, died Saturday, June 18, 2016 at the Medilodge of Sterling Heights Nursing Facility. She was born August 4, 1938 in Detroit, daughter of the late Willard and the late Agnes (nee: Brown) St. Charles. A loving wife, Mom and Grandma, Patricia embodied the definition of "homemaker" and extended the utmost in tender-loving-care to her small family with a big...
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Robert Joseph Duncan

January 21, 1979 - June 16, 2016

Robert Joseph Duncan, age 37 of Warren, died Thursday, June 16, 2016 at St. John Providence Hospital in Southfield, Michigan. He was born January 21, 1979 in Warren, son of Robert Duncan and Cindy (nee: Krzystowczyk) Bielski. For his career path, Robert chose the food service industry where his skills and talents as a cook were best served. He loved to prepare meals and certainly knew his way...
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Betty Lou Draggoo

December 10, 1931 - June 16, 2016

Betty Lou Draggoo, age 84 of Clinton Township, died Friday, June 16, 2016 at McLaren Macomb Hospital in Mt. Clemens, Michigan. She was born December 10, 1931 in Bowbells, North Dakota, daughter of the late Wesley and the late Dena (nee: Wentland) Rogers. A loving and caring homemaker & Mom, Betty poured the best and brightest of her tender-loving-care into making sure her household always ran...
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Shirley Betty Durkovich

March 31, 1927 - June 16, 2016

Shirley Betty Durkovich, age 89, died Thursday, June 16, 2016 at the American House Senior Living Center in Sterling Heights, Michigan. Shirley was born March 31, 1927 in Detroit, Michigan, daughter of the late Paul Durkovich and the late Christine (nee: Stransky) Durkovich. Shirley was raised in Detroit and, following her schooling, worked in the insurance industry. She worked many years...
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Marie T. Wyrembelski

June 30, 1934 - June 10, 2016

Marie T. Wyrembelski, age 81 of Warren, died Friday, June 10, 2016 at home surrounded by her loving family. Marie was born June 30, 1934 in Detroit to the late Paul and the late Helen Kerney. Marie graduated from Holy Name High School in Detroit in 1953. In 1958, she married her soul mate, Alphonse "Al" Wyrembelski at Holy Name Catholic Church in Detroit. The couple welcomed three children...
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Carol Louise Tappert

January 16, 1923 - June 9, 2016

Carol Louise Tappert, age 93, died Thursday, June 9, 2016 at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren. Carol was born January 16, 1923 in Detroit to the late Robert E. and the late Rose M. (nee: Suss) Zannoth. Carol and her husband, Herman owned and operated Tappert Court Reporting Service, along with two of their daughters. She was a woman devout in her faith and was deeply involved in several...
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Michele Elaine Hadella

November 13, 1964 - June 6, 2016

Michele Elaine Hadella, age 51 of Eastpointe, died Monday, June 6, 2016 at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township, Michigan. She was born November 13, 1964 in Highland Park, Michigan. Possessing a warm and caring heart, it was no mystery that Michele chose the career path of nursing to work out her passion for others. With credentials as a Licensed Practical Nurse, Michele was employed...
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Donald Walter Marmolick

December 13, 1935 - June 5, 2016

Donald Walter Marmolick, age 80, died Sunday, June 5, 2016 at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren, Michigan. Donald was born December 13, 1935 in Detroit, Michigan, son of the late Walter Marmolick and the late Wanda (nee: Jablonowski) Marmolick. Donald was raised in Hamtramck and graduated from St. Ladislaus Catholic High School, the Class of 1954. While in high school, he and other male...
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Marion Joseph "Mike" Stolarski

September 3, 1930 - June 4, 2016

Marion Joseph "Mike" Stolarski, age 85 of Warren, died Saturday, June 4, 2016, surrounded by his loving family, at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Hospital in Pontiac, Michigan. He was born September 3, 1930 in Glinik, Poland, son of the late Thomas and the late Helen (nee: Rak) Stolarski. One of the many who emigrated to America from their native Poland, Mike was just 7 years old when his parents...
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William Anthony Krenz

August 26, 1932 - June 4, 2016

William Anthony Krenz, age 83 of Warren, died Saturday, June 4, 2016 at the Evangelical Home Nursing Center in Sterling Heights, Michigan. He was born August 26, 1932 in Chicago, Illinois, son of the late Anthony and the late Helen (nee: Janiszewski) Krenz. A journey which began in 1932 found William and his siblings growing up on the northwest side of Chicago, he being the eldest of 4 which...
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Robert Lawrence Pechman

April 2, 1928 - June 3, 2016

Robert Lawrence Pechman, age 88 of Warren, died Friday, June 3, 2016 at the Arden Court Assisted Living Facility in Sterling Heights, Michigan. He was born in Detroit on April 2, 1928, son of the late Lawrence and the late Constance (nee: Rozner) Pechman. For much of Robert's employment picture, he was a master at maneuvering the Hi-Lo's he drove. With a history of working for two of the local...
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Viola Oswald

April 1, 1921 - June 3, 2016

Viola Oswald, age 95 of Warren, died Friday, June 3, 2016 at the Shelby Nursing Center in Shelby Township, Michigan. She was born April 1, 1921 in Akron, Ohio, daughter of the late Theodore and the late Elizabeth Popa. In her earlier years, Viola was one of the iconic "Rosie the Riveters" who did her part for the war effort and was an integral part of keeping "our boys" equipped for the task...
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Otto Edward Nagl

November 22, 1923 - June 1, 2016

Otto Edward Nagl, age 92, died Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at St. John Hospital and Medical Center in Detroit, Michigan. Otto was born November 22, 1923 in Breslau, Germany, son of the late Edward Nagl and the late Anna (nee: Raab) Nagl. At the age of two, Otto's family emigrated to the United States and settled in Beatrice, Nebraska. Otto was raised in Nebraska and graduated from Beatrice High...
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Margaret Ellen Bodenmiller

July 12, 1948 - May 31, 2016

Margaret Ellen Bodenmiller, age 67, died Tuesday, May 31, 2016. Margaret was born July 12, 1948 in El Paso, Texas to the late Layton and the late Edna (nee: Lehnert) Shoemaker. Margaret and her siblings were raised in Northwood, Ohio, a small suburb just outside of Toledo. She was a proud graduate of Northwood High School. In 1969, Margaret made the decision to relocate to Michigan which was...
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Cecilia Horgan

April 27, 1926 - May 24, 2016

Cecilia Horgan, age 90, died Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at her daughter's home in Cookeville, Tennesse. She was born April 27, 1926 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Konstanty Szymanski and the late Evelyn (nee: Sprawa) Szymanski. She was the beloved wife of the late James. Dear mother of James (Kathy) Horgan, Gary (Connie) Horgan, Sharon (John) Weitendorf, and Rosanne (Tommy) Owens. Loving...
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Elizabeth Matthews

May 23, 2016

Elizabeth Matthews, age 92, died Monday, May 23, 2016. Elizabeth was born July 24, 1923 in Detroit to the late Peter Strumbos and the late Garafalia (nee: Molacy) Strumbos. Growing up in Detroit, Elizabeth attended and was a proud graduate of the city's Northwestern High School. Following school, she sought employment and enjoyed the independence of being a part of the workforce. She was a...
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Benjamin Martinico

November 7, 1931 - May 21, 2016

Benjamin Martinico, age 84 of Clinton Township, died Saturday, May 21, 2016 at the Lakepointe Senior Care and Rehab Center in Clinton Township, Michigan. He was born November 7, 1931 in Detroit, son of the late Barney and the late Josephine (nee: Mucaria) Martinico. With thanks and praise from a grateful nation, we pay homage to Benjamin for his service to our country during the Korean War era...
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Raymond Joseph Cynar

June 26, 1934 - May 20, 2016

Raymond Joseph Cynar, age 81, died Friday, May 20, 2016 at the Oakmont Sterling Nursing Home in Sterling Heights, Michigan. He was born June 26, 1934 in Hamtramck, son of the late Andrew and the late Josephine (nee: Bawol) Cynar. Enjoying his career in the field of Metal Fabrication, Raymond was proud to be member of the team at AGS Metal Systems in Sterling Heights, Michigan. He poured the...
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Gregory John Wilson

June 10, 1956 - May 20, 2016

Gregory John Wilson, age 59, died suddenly May 20, 2016 at his home in Lake Orion, Michigan. Gregory was born June 10, 1956 in Hamtramck, Michigan, the son of Edward Wilson and Dolores (nee: Przepiorka) Wilson. Greg was raised in Hamtramck and graduated from Hamtramck High School. Following high school, Greg enrolled within the Criminal Justice Institute where he graduated with the Police...
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Alvin Francis Wozniak

September 14, 1927 - May 20, 2016

Alvin F. Wozniak, age 88 of Macomb Township, formerly a longtime resident of Warren, and recently of McKinney, Texas, died Friday, May 20, 2016 at the "A Loving Heart" Group Home in Rochester Hills, Michigan. He was born September 14, 1927 in Depew, New York, son of the late Joseph and the late Annastasia (nee: Wasikowski) Wozniak. Al grew up with his younger brother, the late Leonard Wagner,...
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Julia "Jean" Rabe

April 4, 1925 - May 20, 2016

Julia "Jean" Rabe, age 91 of Warren, died Friday, May 20, 2016 at home. She was born April 4, 1925 in Detroit, daughter of the late Frank J. and the late Sophia M. (nee: Janick) Smolenski. A small but important cog in the machine of the automotive industry, Jean was quite proud of her career as a secretary with the Chrysler Motors Corporation which spanned many years. She always poured the...
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Marie Ella Christie

January 7, 1931 - May 18, 2016

Marie E. Christie, age 85, died peacefully May 18, 2016 at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren, Michigan. Marie was the beloved wife of the late Floyd E. Christie. Mrs. Christie is survived by her children, Sharon (the late Dale Masters) Christie, Alan (Sue) Christie, and her grandchildren, Erin "Aeryn" Christie, Heather (Ryan) Cross, and Clint Cross. Further surviving are her great...
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Emmett J. Kolka

January 7, 1930 - May 18, 2016

Emmett J. Kolka, age 86, died on Wedensday, May 18, 2016 in Harrison Township, Michigan. He was born January 7, 1930 in Detroit, Michigan to the late George Kolka and the late Stella (nee: Stauiecki) Kolka. Born and raised in Detroit, that is where Emmett resided until taking the bold and patriotic step of enlisting in the U.S. Army to serve his country. With thanks and praise from a grateful...
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Robert John Shaw

April 20, 1935 - May 17, 2016

Robert John Shaw, age 81 of Rotunda West, Florida, died Tuesday, May 17, 2016. He was born April 20, 1935. Prior to his relocation to Florida, Robert was a longtime resident of Michigan. First enjoying many years as a Warren citizen, he then moved just slightly north to the growing community of Shelby Township where he made his new home. Robert was employed for many years with the Radio...
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Irena Golub

July 18, 1918 - May 17, 2016

Irena Golub, age 97 of Sterling Heights, died Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at Sanctuary at the Abbey Nursing Home in Warren. She was born July 18, 1918 in Yugoslavia, daughter of the late Sejepan and the late Rosalija (nee: Toplak) Miholic. Of the many things Irena will be remembered for, her skills in the kitchen are uppermost in the mealtime memories her loved ones will share. She could work some...
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Thomas Hill

August 2, 1946 - May 15, 2016

Thomas Hill, age 69, died Sunday, May 15, 2016 at his home in Shelby Township, Michigan. Thomas was born August 2, 1946 in Detroit, Michigan, son of the late Arthur J. Hill and the late Louise (nee: Lelli) Hill. He was raised in Detroit and following his schooling was called to serve his country during the Vietnam War in the United States Army. As luck would have it, Tom would not see any...
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Patricia Elizabeth Wojnarski

November 19, 1930 - May 14, 2016

Patricia Elizabeth Wojnarski, age 85, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, May 13, 2016. She was born November 19, 1930, in Highland Park, Michigan. She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Wanda (nee: Delikat) Lutomski; her husband, Eugene Wojnarski; brothers, Edward Jr. and Joseph Lutomski, and brother-in-law, Dennis Burke. Patricia is survived by her daughters, Cynthia ...
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Paul Alan Brand

November 9, 1968 - May 10, 2016

Paul Alan Brand, age 47 of Sterling Heights, died Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren. He was born November 9, 1968 in Mt, Clemens, beloved son of Jacqueline "Ann" (nee: Rasp) Brand and the late Byron "Skip" Brand. Paul was employed within the food service industry as a cook,…which just happened to be a natural fit as he could work some incredible magic in the kitchen...
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Leokadia L. Marshall

April 4, 1930 - May 9, 2016

Leokadia L. (nee: Woicehovich) Marshall, died on Monday, May 9, 2016 at 86 years of age. She was the wife of the late Milton "Bob" Marshall and the late Hector De Cook. Loving soulmate of the late Michael Cammarta. Dear sister and best friend of Jennie Chester. Leo was a graduate of Pershing High School, and Wayne State University in Detroit. She was a member of Plum Hollow Golf and...
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Edward Novak

January 18, 1928 - May 8, 2016

Edward Novak, age 88 of Clinton Township, died Sunday, May 8, 2016 at home. He was born January 18, 1928 in Warren, son of the late Henry and the late Annie (nee: Edwards) Novak. With thanks and praise from a grateful nation, we pay homage to Edward for his service to our country during World War II. As a soldier in the U.S. Army, he was part of the 511th Airborne Signal Company,…and yes, he...
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Richard Burton Stoddard

November 8, 1935 - May 7, 2016

Richard Burton Stoddard, age 80, died Saturday, May 7, 2016 at the Sanctuary at Fraser Villa surrounded by his loving family. Richard was born in Detroit, Michigan on November 8, 1935, son of the late Howard Stoddard and the late Margaret (nee: Downey) Stoddard. Richard was raised in St. Clair Shores and spent his entire life in the same town. As a young boy, he loved to watch and play...
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Richard Anthony Kryszak

March 28, 1942 - May 6, 2016

Richard Anthony Kryszak, age 74 of Warren, died May 6, 2016 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Oakland Center in Madison Heights. He was born March 28, 1942 in Detroit, son of Gladys (nee: Jezowski) and the late Henry Kryszak. Gladys has passed the centigenarian mark and will celebrate her 104th birthday this year. With thanks and praise from a grateful nation, we pay homage to Richard for...
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Jerry Robert Tessman

June 4, 1937 - May 6, 2016

Jerry Robert Tessman, age 78 of Clinton Township, died Friday, May 6, 2016 at McLaren Macomb Hospital in Mt. Clemens, Michigan. He was born June 4, 1937 in Detroit, son of the late Albert Hugo and the late Josephine Olga (nee: Faust) Tessman. A longtime member and fellow brother of Teamsters Local 299, Jerry was that smilin' face behind the wheel of the J.L. Hudson's truck that brought...
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Lois Eileen Romanko

February 11, 1922 - May 2, 2016

Lois Eileen Romanko, age 94 of Warren, died Saturday, May 2, 2016 at St. John Hospital in Detroit. She was born February 11, 1922 in Port Huron, Michigan, daughter of the late Thomas E. and the late Jessie F. (nee: Sutton) Neal. At the young age of 18, Lois' life took on special meaning when this blushing bride promised herself in marriage to the dashing Robert Goodbar, the beginning of a...
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Edwin "Lou" Borucki

December 31, 1937 - May 1, 2016

Edwin S. Borucki "Lou," age 78, died Sunday, May 1, 2016 at his home in Warren surrounded by his loving family. Lou was born December 31, 1937 in Hamtramck to the late Edward and the late Lottie (nee: Niedbala) Borucki. Mr. Borucki would remain in Hamtramck as a young man, graduating from St. Ladislaus High School. At St. Ladislaus, Mr. Borucki would excel in sports, especially football and...
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Freda J. Bonczyk

April 3, 1919 - April 30, 2016

Freda J. Bonczyk, age 97, died Saturday, April 30, 2016 at Beaumont Hospital in Troy, Michigan surrounded by her loving family. Freda was born April 3, 1919 in Hamtramck, Michigan, daughter of the late Francis Jablonowski and the late Bronislawa (nee: Chundrzynski) Jablonowski. Following her schooling, Freda worked various jobs and later married the love of her life, Zigmund Bonczyk. The...
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Leona Marie Weertz

May 23, 1927 - April 30, 2016

Weeding Her Way to a Wonderful Life Leona (Duyck) Weertz demonstrated how much she loved children by having nine of them. The smaller the child, the more excited she was about him. In her last years, she most enjoyed the company of her great-granddaughter, Audrey. Her own kids sometimes joked that she didn't relish them so much once they grew up. She fell for her sweetheart, Tom, when she...
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Loretta Theresa White

August 2, 1926 - April 30, 2016

Loretta Theresa White, age 89, died Saturday, April 30, 2016 at McLaren Macomb Hospital in Mount Clemens, Michigan surrounded by her dear family. Loretta was born August 2, 1926 in Hamtramck, Michigan, daughter of the late Sam Stachowiak and the late Mary (nee: Golinski) Stachowiak. Raised and educated in Hamtramck, Loretta would later go to work for Chrysler Motors on the assembly line until...
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Delphine Josephine Wozniak

December 14, 1934 - April 29, 2016

Delphine Josephine Wozniak, age 81, died peacefully on Friday, April 29, 2016 at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit surrounded by her loving family. Delphine was born December 14, 1934 in Hamtramck, Michigan, daughter of the late Joseph Kordas and the late Josephine (nee: Cielinski) Kordas. Delphine was raised in Hamtramck and graduated from Hamtramck High School. During her youth, she...
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Archie Frederick Huggins

March 28, 1936 - April 28, 2016

Archie Frederick Huggins, age 80, died April 28, 2016 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Archie was born March 28, 1936 in Detroit,Michigan, son of the late Charlie F. Huggins, Sr. and the late Katie (nee: Ireland) Huggins. Archie was raised in Detroit and studied at the Henry Ford Trade school along with furthering his studies by learning different trades. Archie served his...
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Leona Marie Hess

January 20, 1920 - April 27, 2016

Leona Marie Hess, age 96 of Roseville, died Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at the Sanctuary at Fraser Villa in Fraser, Michigan. She was born January 20, 1920 in Galt, Ontario, Canada, daughter of the late John and the late Cecelia (nee: Thomas) Yantz. Leona was the beloved wife of the late Michael, her husband of 73 years. Dear mother of Diana (Carl) Olson and Gary (Diane) Hess. Loving grandmother...
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Eugene Joseph Kniga

June 28, 1933 - April 27, 2016

Eugene Joseph Kniga, "Smiley," age 82 of Warren, died Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born June 28, 1933 in Hamtramck, Michigan, son of the late Victor and the late Rose (nee: Wesolowski) Kniga. Born and raised in Hamtramck, Eugene attended the city's St. Florian Catholic High School from where he graduated, a proud member of the Class of 1951. It...
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John Alexander Gumela

March 27, 1921 - April 25, 2016

John Alexander Gumela, age 95 of Warren, died Monday, April 25, 2016 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren. He was born March 27, 1921 in Hamtramck, son of the late Peter and the late Katherine (nee: Borowicz) Gumela. With thanks and praise from a grateful nation, we pay homage to John for his service to our country during World War II as a soldier in the U.S. Army....
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James David Ward

October 9, 1936 - April 20, 2016

James David Ward, age 79 of Warren, died Wednesday, April 20, 2016 surrounded by his loved ones at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren. He was born October 9, 1936 in German Township, Pennsylvania, son of the late Robert and the late Gwendolyn (nee: Barnhart) Ward. With thanks and praise from a grateful nation, we pay homage to James for his service to our country during the Korean War era. As...
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William Donald Keibler, Sr.

August 4, 1937 - April 18, 2016

William Donald Keibler, age 78, died Monday, April 18, 2016 at his "snowbird" residence in North Ft. Myers, Florida. He was born August 4, 1937 in New Kensington, Pennsylvania, son of the late James H. and the late Adella L. (nee: Haugh) Keibler. With thanks and praise from a grateful nation, we pay homage to William for his service to our country during the Vietnam War as a sailor in the U.S....
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Douglas Scrutchen, Jr.

May 9, 1940 - April 14, 2016

Douglas Scrutchen Jr., age 75, died Thursday, April 14, 2016 at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. Douglas, the eldest of six children, was born May 9, 1940 in Youngstown, Ohio , son of the late Douglas and Clara (nee: Stewart) Scrutchen Sr. Douglas would spend his early and adolescent years growing up in Youngstown. Being raised in a poor environment, he wanted desperately to improve his...
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Irene Barbary

June 5, 1927 - April 13, 2016

Irene Barbary, age 88 and a resident of Warren for the majority of her life, died Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren surrounded by her loving family. Irene was born in Shawnee, Kansas on June 5, 1927, daughter of the late Prudent Blancke and the late Martha (nee: Van Hee) Blancke. At the young age of 10 years old, Irene's family moved from Kansas to Michigan where...
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Sherryl Francis Osim

July 20, 1953 - April 12, 2016

Sherryl Francis Osim, age 62, passed away Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at the Munson Healthcare Facility in Grayling, Michigan. She was born July 20, 1953 in Detroit, daughter of Marcella (nee: Sparagowski) and the late Leonard Lamb. Born in Detroit, she and her family made the eventual move to the next city north, the new & burgeoning bedroom community of Warren. It is there that Sherryl attended...
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Kenneth Vostoris

December 30, 1957 - April 12, 2016

Kenneth Vostoris, age 58, died suddenly on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren. Kenneth was born December 30, 1957 in Detroit, son of the late John Vostoris Jr. and Patricia Ann (nee Krisko) Vostoris. A proud student of St. Anne Catholic High School in Warren, Kenneth joined his classmates as they received their diplomas,...the distinguished "Class of 1976." It was 7...
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Millie Gavron

October 7, 1917 - April 5, 2016

Millie Gavron, age 98, died Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at the Villa at City Center in Warren. She was born October 7, 1917 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. As we move from our teenage years into adulthood, many people begin to think about their future and envision the possibilities ahead,...and dream of what could be. Millie was one of those people with dreams as big as the moon, and she worked hard...
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Virginia Marie Hoeflein

April 1, 1921 - April 2, 2016

Virginia Marie Hoeflein, age 95, died Saturday, April 2, 2016 at St. John Hospital in Detroit. She was born April 1, 1921 in Detroit to the late Benjamin Hansen and the late Angeline (nee: Bosel) Hansen. She was the beloved wife of the late Arthur. Dear sister of Richard (Elaine) Hansen, and devoted aunt of many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents; Benjamin and Angeline...
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Margaret Ann Neumann

April 4, 1925 - April 2, 2016

Margaret Ann Neumann (nee: Brazen), known more affectionately to all as Margie and a longtime resident of Warren, died at the age of 90 on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren. Margaret was born April 4, 1925 in Detroit, Michigan, daughter of the late Frank Brazen and the late Edna (nee: Guoin) Brazen. Margaret was raised in Detroit and later went to work for the...
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Anthony John Fuleras

June 21, 1920 - April 1, 2016

Anthony John Fuleras, age 95, died peacefully with his family by his side in Maryland during the early morning of April 1, 2016. Anthony was born June 21, 1920 on the island of Chios, Greece and remained a proud "Chioti" his entire life. Anthony served in the Greek Army during World War II where he fought for the Allies in the Sahara Desert, the Middle East, and Italy,...and survived being...
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George Herve Seguin

July 2, 1942 - April 1, 2016

George Herve Seguin, age 73, died Friday, April 1, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. George was born July 2, 1942 in Detroit, Michigan, son of the late Herve L. Seguin and the late May (nee: Perrault) Seguin. George was raised in Ferndale and graduated from St. James Catholic High School. He would later go on to Wayne State University in Detroit where George achieved his Bachelor of...
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Bruce M. Belan

March 21, 1957 - April 1, 2016

Bruce M. Belan, age 59, died Friday, April 1, 2016 at his home in Warren, Michigan. He was born in Detroit on March 21, 1957 to the late Henry Belan and the late Pelagia "Peggy" (nee:Glodo) Belan. As for his employment, Bruce was that warm & smiling face that greeted many eager customers who sauntered into the ABC Warehouse where he worked as a salesperson. Always there to serve his customers...
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Gerald Henry Brock

January 25, 1938 - March 30, 2016

Gerald Henry Brock, age 78 and a longtime resident of Warren, Michigan, died Thursday, March 31, 2016 at Oakwood Hospital in Dearborn Michigan. Gerald was born January 25, 1938 in Detroit, Michigan, son of the late John Brock and the late Helen (nee: Kalinowski) Brock. Gerald was raised in the Detroit,/,Hamtramck area where he attended St. Florian Catholic High School. It was there at St....
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Paul Joseph Vella

February 28, 1988 - March 28, 2016

Paul "PJ" Joseph Vella Jr., age 28, died Monday, March 28, 2016 at his home in Mount Clemens, Michigan. He was born February 28, 1988 in Grosse Pointe, Michigan to Lori Paulan and Paul Joseph Vella Sr. Paul was an athletic person,...he was one who enjoyed skateboarding, snowboarding, and water skiing. When he wasn't enjoying the outdoors, you could often find him inside watching a funny movie...
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Charles Lee Parks

March 31, 1929 - March 28, 2016

Charles Lee Parks, age 86 and lifetime resident of Warren, Michigan, died Monday, March 28, 2016 at the Autumn Woods Health Care Facility in Warren, Michigan. Charles was born March 31, 1929 in Detroit, son of the late Charles Parks and the late Hetty (nee: Cosner) Parks. Following his schooling, Charles worked for the Chrysler Motors Corporation at their Dodge Main Plant as a sander before...
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Rosemary Head

August 4, 1956 - March 27, 2016

Rosemary Head, age 59 of Sterling Heights, passed away peacefully in the arms of her loving family on Sunday, March 27, 2016. She was born August 4, 1956 in Highland Park, Michigan, daughter of Alger and Irene (nee: Gorkowski) Ignash. Many may remember this smiling face as the warm & engaging sales representative who worked for Crank's Banquet Hall on Hoover Road in Warren for many years....
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Donald Jerome West

November 5, 1927 - March 25, 2016

Donald Jerome West, age 88 of Warren, died Friday, March 25, 2016 at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren. He was born November 5, 1927 in Birmingham, Michigan, son of the late Raymond and the late Fern (nee: Delaney) West. Donald was born and raised in Birmingham, Michigan where he attended Birmingham Baldwin High School and proudly graduated on June 7, 1945. It was just 5 months later that...
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Linda Lee Marschner

September 10, 1941 - March 25, 2016

Linda Lee Marschner, age 74 of Warren, died Friday, March 25, 2016 at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren. She was born September 10, 1941 in Detroit, daughter of the late Raymond and the late Edna (nee: Robertson) Hollifield. Linda was the beloved wife of the late Edward Paul Marschner, and is survived by her longtime companion, Glen Smith. Dearest mother of Keith Marschner, Karen (Jason)...
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Charlotte Scroggie

March 8, 1930 - March 25, 2016

Charlotte Scroggie was born on March 8, 1930 in Belfast, Northern Ireland; she was the youngest child of John and Johanna Beckett and their only daughter. She grew up with her brothers William, known as Billy, and John, known to friends and family as Jackie. She spoke often of them and loved them dearly. She would visit them in Belfast when she would make trips back to the "old country". ...
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Marie Melvina Hasiak

July 9, 1928 - March 24, 2016

Marie Melvina Hasiak affectionately referred to by all as "Mello", age 87 of Warren, died Thursday, March 24, 2016 at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan. She was born July 9, 1928 in Toledo, Ohio, daughter of the late John and the late Leona (Wozniak) Skowronek. Mello was employed by one of the world's most stringent bosses,...herself. You see,...even though work didn't call Mello from...
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Bernard John Lynden

March 15, 1936 - March 23, 2016

Bernard John Lynden (born Lysakowski), known more affectionately to all as "Bernie," died Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at the age of 80 while residing at the Shelby Nursing Center in Shelby Township, Michigan. He was born March 15, 1936 in Ford City, Pennsylvania, son of the late John and the late Julia (nee: Kroll) Lysakowski. With thanks and praise from a grateful nation, we pay homage to...
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Ruth Ann Booms

May 12, 1943 - March 23, 2016

Ruth Ann Booms, age 72 of Warren, died March 23, 2016 at the Arden Court Assisted Living Facility in Sterling Heights. She was born May 12, 1943 in Deckerville, Michigan, daughter of the late Albert and the late Eleanor (nee: Schumacher) Bismack. Ruth Ann's education was very important to her, and ultimately became a driving force towards the career choices she made in adulthood. But it all...
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Henry Bill Krupa

October 27, 1929 - March 22, 2016

Henry Bill Krupa, age 86 of Warren, died Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at Providence Hospital in Southfield, Michigan. He was born October 27, 1929 in Detroit, son of the late Frank and Helen Krupa. Like many young men of Henry's era whose lives were just beginning to take flight, their paths ended up taking a bit of a different spin when Uncle Sam came calling. It was at the onset of the Korean War...
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Larry Nichols Lyon

March 31, 1928 - March 22, 2016

Larry Nichols Lyon, age 87, died Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township, Michigan surrounded by his family. Larry was born March 31, 1928 in Pikeville, Kentucky, son of the late George Freeman Lyons and the late Myrtle Lyons. Larry was raised in Kentucky. As a young fourteen year old boy, he told a bit of a fib so that he could enlist in the military. Larry...
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Robert Vantroostenberghe

November 1, 1961 - March 21, 2016

Robert Vantroostenberghe, age 54 of Warren, died Monday, March 21, 2016 at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. He was born in Detroit on November 1, 1961, son of the late Edwin Camille and the late Lucinda Alice (nee: Horn) Vantroostenberghe. Robert was the beloved husband of the late Kathy (nee: Hemmen) who passed away on March 5, 2007. He was the dearest father of Tara and Robert "RJ"...
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Michael Richard Sprader

January 24, 1951 - March 19, 2016

Michael Richard Sprader, age 65, died suddenly on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren, Michigan. Michael was born January 24, 1951 in Mount Clemens, Michigan, son of the late Norbert Sprader and the late Doris (nee: Reinhold) Sprader-McMahon. Michael was raised primarily in both the Roseville and Fraser communities. He graduated from Fraser High School in 1969, and...
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Violet Zivkovich

February 17, 1917 - March 16, 2016

Violet Zivkovich – Age 99, died Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at Autumn Woods Health Care Facility in Warren. Violet was born on February 17, 1917 in Greenleaf, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late Steve and the late Sophia Vesich. Violet, along with her eleven siblings, were raised on a farm in Bad Axe, Michigan. It might have been this humble upbringing that fueled her passion for gardening, as...
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Jade Miracle Looney

February 15, 2016 - March 15, 2016

Jade Miracle Looney, just 1 month old, went back to Heaven on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 while in the care of Children's Hospital in Detroit. She was born Monday, February 15, 2016 in Detroit, daughter of Cassandra Redwick and Greg Looney. Jade was the beloved daughter of Cassandra Redwick & Greg Looney. Loving granddaughter of Pam & John Redwick, Catherine & Thomas Stalinski, and Greg & Pamela...
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Joseph William Provost

September 27, 1954 - March 14, 2016

Joseph William Provost ,age 61, diedMonday, March 14, 2016 at Beaumont Hospital in Troy, Michigan. Joseph was born September 27, 1954 in Detroit, Michigan, son of the late Ernest Provost and the late Rita (nee: Traciak) Provost. Joseph was raised in Warren and graduated from East Detroit High School. Following high school, Joe attended college and also worked numerous jobs from automotive...
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Andrea M. Greer

June 5, 1982 - March 13, 2016

Andrea M. Greer "Drea," age 33, died Sunday, March 13, 2016. Drea was born June 5, 1982 in Detroit to Spencer Lloyd and Deborah Anne (nee: Schultz) Greer. Andrea was raised in Clarkston and attended Clarkston Community Schools. Shortly before entering high school, the family moved to Linden where she ultimately graduated from Linden High School. Drea enjoyed many types of food, some of her...
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JoAnn Catherine Bracht

July 19, 1941 - March 10, 2016

JoAnn Catherine Bracht, age 74, died Thursdsay, March 10, 2016 at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township, Michigan. JoAnn was born July 19, 1941 in Hamtramck to the late Walter and the late Josephine (nee: Gac) Taraszkiewicz. Joann was born and raised in the quaint town of Hamtramck where she attended St. Ladislaus Catholic School. On July 29, 1964, Joann married her true love, Gary...
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Madeline Marmolick

February 23, 1940 - March 8, 2016

Madeline Marmolick, age 76, died Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at her home in Warren surrounded by her loving family. She was born February 23, 1940 in Detroit to the late James and the late Mary (nee: Burke) Staunton. Growing up on Detroit's west side, Madeline was a proud graduate of the city's renowned, Blessed Sacrament High School. Amazingly, throughout her young life at that point, she had...
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Paul A. Kelliker

November 27, 1965 - March 7, 2016

Paul A. Kelliker, age 50, died on Monday, March 7, 2016 at St. John Hospital in Detroit. He was born November 27, 1965 to the late George Kelliker and the late Shirley (nee: Tofil) Kelliker. Paul was employed in the construction industry and specialized in the field of sheet metal. Along with pouring the utmost in work ethics on the job, Paul was also quite proud of his association and...
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Donald Miles Zettle, Jr.

June 6, 1955 - March 7, 2016

Donald Miles Zettle, Jr., age 60 of Sterling Heights, died Monday, March 7, 2016 at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren. He was born June 6, 1955 in Detroit, son of Donald Miles, Sr., and the late Gloria (nee: Chiesa) Zettle. Employed as a custodian in the sanitation industry, Donald worked hard to earn his precious time away from the job,…which was often spent boating on the waters of Lake...
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Marvin Gilbert Lemanski

December 4, 1930 - March 7, 2016

Marvin Gilbert Lemanski, age 85, died Monday, March 7, 2016 at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township, Michigan. Marvin was born December 4, 1930 in Detroit, Michigan, son of the late Edward Lemanski and the late Helen (nee: Merchant) Lemanski. Marvin was raised as a young boy in Detroit and later moved to Warren, Michigan where he attended Lincoln High School. Following his...
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Richard "Rick" Salvaggio

March 4, 1929 - March 6, 2016

Richard Joseph Salvaggio, "Rick," age 87, died Sunday, March 6, 2016 at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township, Michigan. He was born March 4, 1929 in Brooklyn, New York, son of the late Giuseppe and the late Elizabeth (nee: Morroi) Salvaggio. Brooklyn born and Pennsylvania raised, Rick's early years found him serving our country as a soldier in the U.S. Army. During his time in the...
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Elizabeth Jane Baril

December 8, 1920 - March 5, 2016

Elizabeth J. Baril, "Betty," age 95 and a lifelong resident of Warren, died Saturday, March 5, 2016 in Plymouth, Michigan surrounded by her loving family. Betty was born December 8, 1920 in Detroit, Michigan, daughter of the late Harry Frauce and the late Emma (nee: Mader) Frauce. She was raised in Warren, (formerly Baseline Township), and later graduated high school in Warren. Betty...
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Martha Laslovich

August 25, 1920 - March 3, 2016

Martha Laslovich, age 95 of Warren, died Thursday, March 3, 2016 at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren. She was born August 25, 1920 in Cudahy, Wisconsin, daughter of the late Theodore and the late Anna (nee: Savatovich) Bozick. A proud graduate of Pershing High School in Detroit, Martha's venture into adulthood found her making a cozy home in the city of Hamtramck where she was a longtime...
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Tammy Marie Paquette

March 14, 1968 - March 2, 2016

Tammy Marie Paquette, age 47, died on Tuesday, March 2, 2016 at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren. She was born March 14, 1968 in Warren to the late Joseph A. Azzopardi Sr. and the late Margaret E. (nee: Tackx) Azzopardi. Tammy attended Cousino High School in Warren where she attained her diploma and proudly donned her cap & gown with the Class of 1986. Three years later, she walked down...
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Andrew John Kovalcik

July 24, 1931 - March 2, 2016

Andrew J. Kovalcik, age 84, died Tuesday, March 2, 2016 in Warren at Autumn Woods Health Care Facility. He was born July 24, 1931 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Andrew Kovalcik and the late Elizabeth (nee: Kostival) Kovalcik. A proud graduate of Detroit's Northeastern High School, it wasn't long after his schooling that Andy landed a job at one of the Motor Capital's automotive giants,...
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Eva Helen Bell

November 2, 1927 - February 27, 2016

Eve Helen Bell, age 88 of Warren, died Saturday, February 27, 2016 at the Autumn Woods Health Care Facility in Warren. She was born November 2, 1927 in Detroit, daughter of the late Maurice and the late Magdalena (nee: Rumple) Sturm. Eva was born and raised in Detroit, and growing into adulthood found her venturing out into the waters of entrepreneurialism by becoming the owner & proprietor of...
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Alexander Paul Miga

May 25, 1977 - February 27, 2016

Alexander Paul Miga, age 38 of Warren, died Saturday, February 25, 2016 at home. He was born May 25, 1977 in Warren, son of Mark & Deborah (nee: Brown) Miga. Alex will always be remembered for his outgoing personality and infectious spirit. He loved people and truly enjoyed engaging them in conversation. And with Alex, it wouldn't be long before he would have you laughing with his unique and...
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Lois Ann Rowell

June 14, 1930 - February 27, 2016

Lois Ann Rowell (nee: Galvin), age 85 of Sterling Heights, died Saturday, February 27, 2016 while under the care of the folks at Medilodge of Sterling Heights. She was born June 14, 1930 in Highland Park, Michigan, daughter of the late Paul and the late Anna (nee: Dahl) Galvin. Lois was the beloved sister of Doris Shea, and was preceded in death by siblings, Ruth Leach, Henry "Larry" Galvin,...
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Halina Mary Mackie

January 10, 1921 - February 26, 2016

Halina M. Mackie, age 95 of Warren, died Friday, February 26, 2016 at home surrounded by her loved ones. She was born January 10, 1921 in Poland, daughter of the late Konstanty and the late Kazmiera (nee: Kaszuba) Grudzinski. Halina,…a good Polish name for a little girl born in the motherland. Halina was quite proud of her Polish heritage and its traditions, many of which she held close as...
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Ronald James Pettke

June 27, 1935 - February 25, 2016

Ronald James Pettke, age 80, died Thursday, February 25, 2016 at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren, Michigan. Ron was born June 27, 1935 in Detroit, Michigan, son of the late Joseph Michael Pettke and the late Ann (nee: Lieder) Pettke. Ron was raised on the eastside of Detroit, and following high school was drafted into the United States Army during the Korean War. Following his two years...
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John Frank Mroz

April 15, 1942 - February 25, 2016

John Frank Mroz, age 73 of Warren , died Thursday, February 25, 2016 at the Autumn Woods Health Care Facility in Warren. He was born April 15, 1942 in Detroit, son of the late Stanley and the late Amalia (nee: Krawczyk) Mroz. Warren was John's home for most of his life, and he was proud to be a graduate of Warren High School. Following school, John eventually followed the path of many from...
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Elizabeth Paula Simek

December 12, 1921 - February 23, 2016

Elizabeth Paula Simek, age 94 of Warren, died Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at the Father Murray Nursing Home in Center Line, Michigan. She was born December 12, 1921 in Detroit, daughter of the late John and the late Paula (nee: Schnaebacher) Kolleth. Along with being a loving wife, mother and grandmother, Elizabeth will always be remembered for her love of nature and birds. A longtime member...
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