Celebrity Obituaries

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Lawrence Michael Sauger

August 10, 1945 - February 12, 2016

Lawrence Michael Sauger, "Larry," age 70 of Sterling Heights, died Friday, February 12, 2016 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Oakland Center in Madison Heights, Michigan. He was born August 10, 1945 in Detroit, son of the late John and the late Anna (nee: Kapolka) Sauger. Gone far too soon at the golden (yet all-too-young) age of 70, Larry's passing is sure to impact a multitude of hearts...
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Robert Daniel Sheets

October 17, 1954 - February 10, 2016

Robert Daniel Sheets, age 61 of Warren, died Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at St. John Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. He was born October 17, 1954 in Detroit, son of the late Daniel and the late Dorothy (nee: Simmons) Sheets. Robert was one of God's special souls, placed into the care of Daniel & Dorothy to be loved and embraced through the challenges of being a special needs son. Following...
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Ilene Mary Grobbel

March 1, 1940 - February 9, 2016

Ilene Mary Grobbel, age 75 and a longtime resident of Center Line, died Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at the MediLodge Care Facility in Sterling Heights. Ilene was born March 1, 1940 in Warren, Michigan, daughter of the late Ferdinand and the late Eleanor (nee: Sass) Grobbel. Ilene was raised on the family farm in Warren and graduated from St. Clement Catholic High School in Center Line. After...
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Anthony Bartholomew Machuta

January 6, 1937 - February 8, 2016

Anthony Bartholomew Machuta, age 79, died Monday, February 8, 2016 at his home in Warren. Anthony was born January 6, 1937 in Detroit, Michigan. With thanks and praise from a grateful nation, we honor Anthony for his service to our country as a soldier in the U.S. Army. In the years following his military service, he was a proud member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Anthony was employed...
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Catherine "Cathie" Lemerand

December 27, 1933 - February 7, 2016

Catherine P. "Cathie" Lemerand, age 82, a resident of Macomb Township, and formerly of Algonac and Lake Orion Michigan, died Sunday, February 7, 2016 at home surrounded by her loving family. Cathie was born December 27, 1933 in Detroit, Michigan, daughter of the late Hugh T. Tyrrell and the late Elsie Birnie (nee: Thorton) Tyrrell. Cathie was raised in Detroit, and following her schooling...
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Edwin John Samko

August 30, 1925 - February 6, 2016

Edwin J. Samko, age 90, died Saturday, February 6, 2016 at Windemere Park Assisted Living in Warren, Michigan. Edwin was born August 30, 1925 in Detroit, Michigan, son of the late John and the late Stella (nee: Rogers) Samko. Ed was raised in Hamtramck and later served his country in the United States Army during World War II. Following his military service, Ed went to work for General...
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Gloria D. Kaufman (Gueffroy)

May 5, 1935 - February 5, 2016

Gloria D. Kaufman (Gueffroy), age 80, died Friday, February 5, 2016 at Autumn Woods Nursing Center in Warren. Gloria was born May 5, 1935 in Detroit, Michigan, daughter of the late Joseph and the late Helen (nee: Gooding) Kaufman. Gloria was raised in Detroit and later settled in the suburbs. Gloria raised three children and worked for over 20 years as a marketer for the Rich Plan Food...
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Thadeus Joseph Czuchaj

June 6, 1934 - February 3, 2016

Thadeus Joseph Czuchaj, "Ted" age 81 of Warren, died Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital in Madison Heights. He was born June 6. 1934 in Detroit, Michigan, son of the late Michael Sr. and the late Antoninia (nee: Kosiorski) Czuchaj. Mr. Czuchaj served his country in the United States Air Force during the Korean War, serving in the 3320th Supply Squadron. A truck...
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Juanita Redmon

July 26, 1931 - February 3, 2016

Juanita Redmon, age 84 and a longtime resident of Roseville, Michigan, died Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at home surrounded by her family. Juanita was born July 26, 1931 in Smithville, Tennessee, daughter of the late Alive Foster and the late Mattie (nee: Puckett) Foster. Juanita was raised in Smithville as a youth,...and following her education, moved to Detroit where she and her husband...
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Julie Ann Danis

December 30, 1954 - January 30, 2016

Julie Ann Danis, age 61 of Novi, died Saturday, January 30, 2016 at St. John Providence Hospital in Novi, Michigan. She was born December 30, 1954 in Hamtramck, daughter of the late Harold and the late Mary Ann Nowakowski. Julie was employed in the retail industry as a salesperson. When she wasn't working, you could often find her being challenged by one of her favorite games on the computer,....
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Helen Theresa Helfrick

September 20, 1924 - January 30, 2016

Helen Theresa Helfrick, age 91 of Warren, died Saturday, January 30, 2016 at Fountainview Nursing Home in Monroe, Michigan. She was born September 20, 1924 in Oil City, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late Thomas and the late Victoria (nee: Pahlita) Koziara. A cherished wife, mother, and grandmother, Helen world was enveloped by her loving family. They may have been small in number, but they...
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Robert James McFarlen

January 8, 1942 - January 29, 2016

Robert James McFarlen, age 74 of Center Line, died Friday, January 29, 2016 at his home. He was born January 8, 1942 in Detroit, son of the late Roy Bates McFarlen and the late Annabelle Ann (nee: Reynolds) McFarlen. Robert,…or as he was more affectionately known, "Bob," was proud of the time he spent at Chrysler Motors where he worked as an assembler for over 30 years. With hard work ethics...
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Henry Robert Slowikowski

August 31, 1917 - January 29, 2016

Henry Robert Slowikowski, age 98 of Warren, died Friday, January 29, 2016 at the Shelby Crossing Assisted Living Facility in Shelby Township, Michigan. He was born August 31, 1917 in Wheeling, West Virginia. Being just shy of 99 years old, Henry was one of the oldest remaining veterans from World War II,…and was the only 1 of 5 in his family who served and was fortunate enough to return home...
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Lona "Kay" Watts

January 20, 1939 - January 28, 2016

Lona "Kay" Watts, age 77 of Warren, died Thursday, January 28, 2016 at St. John Providence Hospital in Southfield. She was born January 20, 1939 in Fulton, Kentucky, daughter of the late Mozell and the late Georgia Lee (nee: Foster) Speights. Sometimes, amidst the pain of grief, life offers a warm remembrance of a loved one,…like the romantic beginnings shared between Kay and her beau, Hal....
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Juanita Ahmed

July 26, 1922 - January 27, 2016

Juanita Ahmed, age 93 of Dearborn, died Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at the Autumn Woods Health Care Facility in Warren. She was born July 26, 1922 in Puerto Rico. Juanita was the beloved mother of Junab, Louis, Delia, Michael, and the late Johnnie. Loving grandmother of Amina, Carlena, Luis, Maria, Natalie, Sharif, Nurah, Anjuli, Ramez, Oscar, Michelle, Taryn, Junab "Pookie" II, Salene ,...
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Shirley Ann Gurich

April 3, 1937 - January 27, 2016

Shirley Ann Gurich (nee: Malinowski), age 78, died Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township surrounded by her loving family. Shirley was born April 3, 1937 in Detroit, Michigan, daughter of the late Stanley Malinowski and the late Lydia (nee: Kuchta) Malinowski. Shirley was raised in Hamtramck and was a very precocious child. As a young woman, she and...
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Donald Charles DeGain

October 26, 1943 - January 26, 2016

Donald Charles DeGain, age 72 of Madison Heights, died Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at home. He was born October 26, 1943 in Detroit, son of the late Donald Peter and the late Frances (nee: Wesoloski) DeGain. Following his schooling, Donald chose to enter the automotive realm with specific emphasis as a Draftsman. With exacting skills and strong work ethics, Donald's expertise was well-respected...
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Dorothy Mae Ringler

April 23, 1924 - January 26, 2016

Dorothy Mae Ringler, age 91, died Tuesday, January 26, 2016 with her loving family by her side. Dorothy was born in Des Moines, Iowa on April 23, 1924, daughter of the late Edward Stifter and the late Rosa (nee: Quast) Stifter. Early years for Dorothy were spent in Iowa until her family migrated to Michigan. Dorothy was a proud graduate of Fraser High School in Michigan. Following her...
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Justo Fernandez

December 2, 1924 - January 26, 2016

Justo Fernandez, age 91, a Warren resident for over 47 years, died Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at the Evangelical Home in Sterling Heights, Michigan. Justo was surrounded by his loving family until his death. He was born December 2, 1924 in Asturias, Spain, son of the late Ignacio and the late Balbina (nee: Conde) Fernandez. Justo was raised in Spain and served in the Spanish Army during wartime...
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Susan Francine Lesko

July 4, 1937 - January 25, 2016

Susan Francine Lesko, age 78 of Roseville, Michigan, formerly of McKeesport and Port Vue, Pennsylvania, passed quickly into the arms of God on January 25, 2016. Eldest daughter of the late Susan and George Lesko, Sue was a longtime resident of the McKeesport area. A single parent, educated to the 10th grade, Sue raised her children in the times before the implementation of child care and...
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Joseph Sapiano, Jr.

September 20, 1951 - January 25, 2016

Joseph Sapiano Jr. age 64 of St, Clair Shores, died Monday, January 25, 2016 at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. Joseph was born September 20, 1951 in Detroit to Mary (nee: Vassalo) and the late Joseph Sapiano. Of all the traits and strengths that describe Joseph, his abilities and skills in cooking reigned supreme and were an integral part of his job as a Kitchen Superintendent at a...
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John A. Pannunzio

November 6, 1931 - January 24, 2016

John A. Pannunzio, age 84, died Sunday, January 24, 2016 at his home in Warren. John was born November 6, 1931 in Detroit, son of the late John and the late Mary (nee: DeNardis) Pannunzio. With thanks and praise from a grateful nation, we honor John for his service to our country as a soldier in the U.S. Army during the Korean War era. For the sacrifices made and the bravery exuded, we extend...
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Walter Joseph Mieczkowski

July 5, 1936 - January 22, 2016

Walter J. "Mitch" Mieczkowski age 79 died Friday January 22, 2016 at his home in Detroit after a lengthy illness. Walter was born July 5, 1936 in Hamtramck Michigan the son of the late Stanislaw and Stephania Mieczkowski. Mitch served in the United States Army having attained the rank of Specialist. Following his military service Mitch returned to Michigan and went to work for the United...
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Stanley "Stosh" Koniecki

January 3, 1964 - January 22, 2016

Stanley "Stosh" Koniecki, age 52, died Friday, January 22, 2016 at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren surrounded by his family. Stosh was born January 3, 1964 in Detroit, Michigan, son of the late Zygmunt Koniecki and the late Justyna (nee: Krawczyk) Koniecki. Stosh was raised in Hamtramck where, as a young man, he loved to play sports of all kinds. Following his schooling, Stosh worked for...
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Dino Lino Fontana

November 18, 1929 - January 22, 2016

Dino L. Fontana, age 86, died Friday, January 22, 2016 at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren. Mr. Fontana was born November 18, 1929 in Detroit, son of the late Victor A. and the late Jennie L. (nee Ciotti) Fontana. Mr. Fontana worked as a structural engineer in the aviation and automotive industries for many years. He worked for AVRO Canada (an aviation company headquartered in Canada) in...
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Judith Ann Walker

November 1, 1952 - January 20, 2016

Judith Ann Walker, age 63 of Warren, died January 20, 2016 at home. She was born November 1, 1952 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, daughter of the late Lloyd and the late Margaret (nee: Dodge) Beveridge. Judith was the beloved wife of the late Wayne. Dear sister of Beth (Joseph) Bales, Tod Beveridge, Brad (Cheryl) Beveridge, and Lori (Paul) Drzyzga. She is also survived by several loving...
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Gerald George Todd

August 4, 1937 - January 20, 2016

Gerald George Todd, age 78, died peacefully on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at home surrounded by his loving family. Gerald was born August 4, 1937 in Detroit, Michigan, son of the late Andrew Ziolkowski and the late Lucille (nee: Snieciekowski) Ziolkowski. Gerald was born and raised in Detroit with his mother sharing a home with his Polish grandmother and father, aunt and uncle, and cousins...
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John Joseph Murphy

February 24, 1926 - January 15, 2016

John Joseph Murphy, age 89 of Richmond, died Friday, January 15, 2016 in the peacefulness of his son's residence in St. Helen, Michigan. He was born February 24, 1926 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, son of the late Patrick and the late Johanna (nee: O'Neil) Murphy. If you were to ask most anyone what was John's favorite thing to do, the majority of responses would be how much he enjoyed working...
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Napoleon Hill

September 22, 1924 - January 6, 2016

Napoleon Hill, age 91 of Warren, died Wednesday, January 6, 2016, a resident of the Villa at City Center Healthcare Facility in Warren. Napoleon Hill was born September 22, 1924 in Decatur, Alabama, to James G. Hill and Hannah (nee: Reed) Hill. He was preceded in death by his parents; his beloved wife, Shirley; his son, George; his daughter, Doris Jean Hill; and his siblings, Willie Lee,...
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Kevin Michael Sommers

June 4, 1959 - January 1, 2016

Kevin Michael Sommers, age 56 of Warren, died suddenly on January 1, 2016 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren. He was born June 4, 1959 in Warren, son of the late Arthur Jr. and the late Jessie (nee: Ritchie) Sommers. To his beloved family and friends,…his current and former fellow officers & workmates,…as well as the cities and surrounding communities of Warren...
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William Anthony Bulger

May 26, 1947 - December 30, 2015

William Anthony Bulger, age 68 of Warren, died Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Oakland Center in Madison Heights, Michigan. He was born May 26, 1947 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, son of the late William and the late Emily (nee: Ford) Bulger. With thanks and praise from a grateful nation, we pay homage to William for his service to our country during the Vietnam...
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Betty Joan Bialk-Ushman

April 15, 1924 - December 30, 2015

Betty Joan Bialk-Ushman, age 91 of Shelby Township, died Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at Beaumont Hospital in Troy. She was born April 15, 1924 in Cheboygan, Michigan, daughter of the late Carl Lavy and the late Garnet Orilla (nee: Thomas) Hagstrom. Possessing the desire to help educate our youth, Betty furthered her own education by obtaining her teaching credentials,…which she handily put...
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Phyllis Kay Midgett

February 6, 1937 - December 27, 2015

Phyllis Kay Midgett, age 78, died Sunday, December 27, 2015 at her home in Warren, Michigan. Phyllis was born February 6, 1937 in Ludington, Michigan, daughter of the late Fred and the late Edith (nee: Binding) Schumacher. As a young woman, Phyllis would hear the warm weather of the south calling her name...and eventually made her home in both Texas and Alabama before moving back to Michigan....
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Eric Allan Bennett

July 27, 1965 - December 24, 2015

Eric A. Bennett, age 50, died Thursday, December 24, 2015 at his home in Warren, Michigan. Eric was born July 27, 1965 in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, the beloved son of Bobby and Mildred Bennett. Eric was raised in Warren and graduated from Warren Mott High School, the Class of 1983. Following high school, Eric served in the military until medical problems forced his early honorable discharge. ...
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Michael Lawrence Busonick

January 31, 1927 - December 23, 2015

Michael Lawrence Busonick, age 88 of Warren, died Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at the Shelby Nursing Center in Shelby Township, Michigan. He was born January 31, 1927 in Staunton, Illinois, son of the late Charles and the late Mary (nee: Beck) Busonick. With thanks and praise from a grateful nation, we pay homage to Michael for his service to our country during World War II. From December 1945...
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Dorothy Kay Engle

May 30, 1944 - December 22, 2015

Dorothy Kay Engle, age 71 of Fraser, died Tuesday, December 22, 2015 surrounded by her loved ones at home. She was born May 30, 1944 in Williamson, West Virginia, daughter of the late James and the late Daisy (nee: McCoy) Scott. A loving wife, mother and grandmother, Dorothy was the consummate "Homemaker," tending to the needs of her loved ones…always concerned for everybody's welfare…and...
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Andrew Thomas Welper

November 11, 1948 - December 22, 2015

Andrew Thomas Welper, age 67, died Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at the Hospice of Baton Rouge Butterfly Wing in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Andrew was born November 11, 1948 in Detroit, son of the late Andrew and the late Helen (nee: Stack) Welper. Andrew attended Michigan State University where he earned his Bachelor's Degree in chemical engineering. At the age of 21, the attraction for a warmer...
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Frederick Hurst

December 13, 1926 - December 22, 2015

Frederick Hurst, age 89 and longtime resident of Warren, died Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at the Arden Court Assisted Living Facility in Sterling Heights, Michigan. Fred was born December 13, 1926 in Detroit, son of the late Charles S. Hurst and the late Matilda Maude (nee: Cotton) Hurst. Fred was raised on the eastside of Detroit in the Harper and Van Dyke neighborhood. Following his...
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Richard Robert Wawrzynski

August 26, 1944 - December 21, 2015

Richard Robert Wawrzynski, age 71, a resident of White Lake Township, Michigan, and formerly of Hamtramck, died December 21, 2015 at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan. Richard was born August 26, 1944 in Hamtramck, Michigan, son of the late John Wawrzynski and the late Genevieve (nee: Rejman) Wawrzynski. He was raised in Hamtramck and graduated from Hamtramck High School. Following...
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Marlene Marie Trombley

April 15, 1931 - December 21, 2015

Marlene Marie Trombley, age 84 of Warren, died Monday, December 21, 2015 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren. She was born April 15, 1931 in Detroit, daughter of the late Joseph and the late Meta (nee: Dulzo) Bretz. Along with tending to the needs of family and home, Marlene was also her husband's "go-to girl" when it came to the bookkeeping aspects of his business....
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Joyce Ethel Hilgendorf

July 11, 1939 - December 19, 2015

Joyce Ethel Hilgendorf, age 76 of Branch Township, Michigan died Saturday morning, December 19, 2015 with her loving son by her side, at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital in Ludington, Michigan. Joyce was born July 11, 1939 in Piedmont, Alabama the daughter of the late Floyd Bobbitt and the late Bernice (nee: Jarrells) Bobbitt. Joyce was raised in Alabama and later moved to Michigan. ...
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Nancy Ann Schmid

June 17, 1930 - December 19, 2015

Nancy Ann Schmid, age 85 of Warren, died Saturday, December 19, 2015 surrounded by her loved ones at home. She was born June 17, 1930 in Detroit, daughter of the late Charles and the late Wanda (nee: Taylor) Dixon. After tending to her family and making sure the house was in order, Nancy could often be found enjoying the listening pleasures of her favorite music,…or, perhaps, the quiet...
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Marianne Frances Persidskis

August 28, 1944 - December 19, 2015

Marianne Frances Persidskis, age 71 of Warren, died Saturday, December 19, 2015 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren. She was born August 28, 1944 in Highland Park, daughter of the late Thaddeus and the late Marie (nee: Obelnicki) Praski. For many years, the Vaive Wood Products Company in Macomb Township employed two special people, the husband and wife combination of...
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Mary Genevieve Pokriefke

November 7, 1932 - December 16, 2015

Mary Genevieve Pokriefke, age 83 of Warren, died Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at Select Specialty Hospital in Mt. Clemens, Michigan. She was born November 7, 1932 in Wilpen, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late Michael and the late Mary (nee: Fedorka) Petty. Though her given name was Mary, she was known more affectionately to all as "Genny," a form of nickname derived from her middle name,...
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Alberto C. Ciaglia

November 3, 1924 - December 14, 2015

Alberto "Albert" Clemente Ciaglia, age 91, died on Monday, December 14, 2015 at Sunrise Hospital Medical Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was born on November 3, 1924 in Italy, son of the late Alfredo Ciaglia and the late Celeste (nee: Domenica) Ciaglia. Born in Collarmele, Italy, in the Province of L'Auila, Alberto (more commonly known to most as "Al") grew and matured in his homeland and,...
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Leona Gertrude Wright

February 9, 1919 - December 13, 2015

Leona Gertrude Wright, age 96 of Sterling Heights, died Sunday, December 13, 2015 at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township, Michigan. She was born February 9, 1919 in Detroit, daughter of the late William and the late Hedwig (nee: Schaedig) Gilbert. Employed as a Millinery, Leona's skill set was realized in the artful creation of hats. Her work was detailed and stylish, and the hats...
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Margerete "Marge" Biernat

July 25, 1922 - December 13, 2015

Margerete Biernat, "Marge" age 93 and longtime resident of Warren, Michigan, died Sunday, December 13, 2015 at the Oakmont Assisted Living Residence in Sterling Heights, Michigan. Margerete was born July 25, 1922 in Detroit, Michigan, daughter of Stanley Stankiewicz and Elizabeth (nee: Romanowski) Stankiewicz. Marge was raised in Detroit where the family attended St. Thomas Catholic Parish. ...
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James Robert Owens, Jr.

October 26, 1947 - December 12, 2015

James Robert Owens, Jr., age 68 of Warren, died Saturday, December 12, 2015 at Kindred Hospital in Detroit. He was born October 26, 1947 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, son of the late James Robert Sr. and the late Mary Evelyn (nee: Maddison) Owens. With thanks and praise from a grateful nation, we pay homage to James for his service to our country during the Vietnam War era. As a soldier in the U...
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Johanna Doyle

August 30, 1930 - December 11, 2015

Johanna "Joann" E. Doyle, age 85, died Friday, December 11, 2015 at Rose Senior Living in Clinton Township, Michigan. Johanna was born August 30, 1930 in Detroit, daughter of the late Giovanni and the late Elizabeth (nee: Battani) Alinosi . Johanna was raised in Center Line and was a proud graduate of Center Line High School. She enjoyed her Center Line residency which spanned over 22 years,...
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Mary Anne Highgate

April 12, 1945 - December 7, 2015

Mary Anne Highgate, age 70 of Warren, died Monday, December 7, 2015 at home surrounded by her loved ones. She was born April 12, 1945 in Detroit, daughter of the late Robert and the late Mary Maude (nee: Perry) Highgate. Mary was proud to be a part of the graduating Class of 1962 from Detroit's Eastern High School. Eventually, work came calling and Mary's longstanding career was realized as an...
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Thomas Raymond Kania

December 31, 1944 - December 4, 2015

Thomas Raymond Kania, age 70, died Friday, December 4, 2015 at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren. Tom was born December 31, 1944 in Hamtramck, son of the late John and the late Emily (nee Zakrzewski) Kania. Tom was blessed with a rewarding and fulfilling career, one in which he had the honor & pleasure of helping to mold and educate young minds as a middle school teacher in the Clawson Public...
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Richard James Sharon

September 2, 1934 - December 4, 2015

Richard James Sharon, age 81 of Grosse Pointe Woods, died Friday, December 4, 2015 at the Shore Pointe Nursing Center in St. Clair Shores, Michigan. Richard was born September 2, 1934 in Detroit, son of the late Albert and the late Virginia (nee Wehrung) Sharon. Richard was a proud graduate of the Detroit Business Institute where he received his Bachelor's Degree in Accounting. Definitely a...
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Richard Martin Gunningham

July 5, 1930 - December 3, 2015

Richard Martin Gunningham, age 85 of St. Clair Shores, died Thursday, December 3, 2015 at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township, Michigan. He was born July 5, 1930 in Detroit, son of the late Charles and the late Ellen (nee: Martin) Gunningham. With thanks and praise from a grateful nation, we pay homage to Richard for his service to our country during the Korean War era. As a soldier...
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My Le Thi Pham

January 1, 1953 - December 3, 2015

My Le Thi Pham, age 62 of Warren, died Thursday, December 3, 2015 at home. She was born January 1, 1953 in Hue, Vietnam, daughter of the late Truoc and the late Chao (nee: Dao) Dao. She was the beloved wife of Chi. Dearest mother of Phuc (Thy) Le, Hien (Hue) Le, and Kim (Chan) le. Loving grandmother of Khoa, Khai, Khang, Hoan, and Long. Visitation for Mrs. Pham will be held on Friday,...
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Geraldine "Geri" Semak

January 9, 1925 - November 30, 2015

Semak, Geraldine B. "Geri," age 90, died Monday, November 30, 2015 at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren. Geri was born January 9, 1925 in Hamtramck, Michigan, daughter of the late Walter and the late Mary (nee: Taminski) Popielarz. Geraldine grew up in Detroit living above the family corner store with her parents and two sisters, Dolores and Betty. Geri often described their home as a...
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Paul Baranich

July 16, 1927 - November 27, 2015

Paul Baranich, age 88, a resident of Warren for over 52 years, died Friday, November 27, 2015 at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren, Michigan. Paul was born July 16, 1927 in Patton, Pennsylvania, son of the late Michael Baranich and the late Mary (nee: Dimish) Baranich. Paul was raised in Pennsylvania where he graduated high school. Following school, Paul entered the military at age 17...
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Herman Joseph Mestl

June 14, 1921 - November 27, 2015

Herman Joseph Mestl, age 94 and longtime resident of Warren, died Friday, November 27, 2015 at the MediLodge in Sterling Heights, Michigan. Herman was born June 14, 1921 in Colfax County, Nebraska, son of the late Herman Rudolph Mestl and the late Mary (nee: Semerad) Mestl. Herman was raised in Nebraska and later served in the United States Army during World War II. Upon his return from...
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Richard A. Slowiczek

September 15, 1929 - November 26, 2015

Richard A. Slowiczek, age 86, died Thursday, November 26, 2015 at the Evangelical Home in Sterling Heights, Michigan. He was born September 15, 1929, son of the late John Slowiczek and the late Antoinette (nee: Milinski) Slowiczek. Richard began working in his step-father's painting business when he was 15 years old and continued there until his "retirement" at the age of 62. It was at that...
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Dolores Jeanette Kalka

February 19, 1932 - November 23, 2015

Dolores Jeanette Kalka, age 83 of Haines City, Florida, and formerly of Warren, died Monday, November 23, 2015 at her home. She was born February 19, 1932 in Detroit, Michigan, daughter of the late Chester and the late Genevieve (nee: Pinkus) Kanski. When she wasn't tending to the family or household needs, Dolores could often be found feeding her entertainment appetite with such favorite...
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Joseph Anthony Bedway

July 15, 1933 - November 20, 2015

Joseph A. Bedway, age 82 of Madison Heights, died Friday, November 20, 2015 at home. He was born July 15, 1933 in Detroit, son of the late Thomas and the late Janet (nee: Kadrey) Bedway. Educated in the heart of the Motor City (or Motown for you musical folk), Joseph received his degree from Wayne State University where his studies focused on the architectural and business facets of...
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Edith Wilberta Anthony

February 27, 1922 - November 20, 2015

Edith Wilberta Anthony, age 93 of Warren, died Friday, November 20, 2015 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren. She was born February 27, 1922 in Freeland, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late Fred and the late Bertha (nee: Hoffman) Hess. A devout woman of faith, Edith was a longtime & faithful member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in Warren where she left an immense...
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Edwin C. Ogonowski

January 13, 1952 - November 19, 2015

Edwin C. Ogonowski, age 63, died Thursday, November 19, 2015 at West Lake Health Campus in Commerce Township, Michigan. He was born on January 13, 1952 to Rose Mary (nee: Schroetter) Ogonowski, and the late Casimer Ogonowski. Proud of being an alumni from Michigan State University, there was never a question or doubt of Ed's support and allegiance for his boys in the Green & White on both the...
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Wanda Knaffla

January 11, 1938 - November 16, 2015

Wanda Knaffla, age 77 of Warren, died Monday, November 16, 2015 at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township, Michigan. Wanda was born January 11, 1938 in Detroit, Michigan, daughter of the late Sam and Anna Souza. She was raised in Detroit and attended Detroit Public Schools. Wanda would meet her future husband, John Knaffla, shortly after high school and the two began their life...
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William Leo Ureel

March 26, 1930 - November 15, 2015

William Ureel, age 85 of Warren, died Sunday, November 15, 2015 at his home in Warren. He was born March 26, 1930 in Detroit, son of the late Joseph and the late Elsie (nee: Gasper) Ureel. Mr. Ureel was proud to be from Michigan, he would spend his entire life living and working here. The only extended time he spent away from his native Michigan is when he proudly served his country in the...
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Franklin Darryl Young

September 29, 1953 - November 14, 2015

Franklin Darryl Young, age 62, died Saturday, November 14, 2015 at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren. Mr. Young was born September 29, 1953 in Detroit to the late Harold and the late Bonnie (nee: Estes) Young. With thanks and praise from a grateful nation, we pay homage to Mr. Young for his service to our country during the Vietnam War era. As a member of the United States Marine Corps,...
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John "Jack" LaLonde

January 21, 1935 - November 12, 2015

John "Jack" Eldon LaLonde, age 80, died Thursday, November 12, 2015 at Harper Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. John was born January 21, 1935 in Detroit, Michigan, son of the late Joseph LaLonde and the late Lena (nee: Lafave) LaLonde. Jack was raised in Detroit and graduated from Catholic Central High School where he excelled at baseball. He later entered his military service on August 1, 1952...
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William Tweedlie

July 17, 1927 - November 12, 2015

William Tweedlie , age 88, died Thursday, November 12, 2015 at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren. William was born July 17, 1927 in Scotland, son of the late William and the late Mary (nee: Nimmo) Tweedlie, In the late 1940's, with the United States experiencing a shortage of skilled trades people, William would master his skills in the automotive tool and die trade in his native Scotland and...
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Wanda Cecelia Grzywacz

February 20, 1924 - November 12, 2015

Wanda Cecelia Grzywacz, age 91, died Thursday, November 12, 2015 at the Sanctuary at Fraser Villa Nursing Home in Fraser, Michigan. Wanda was born February 20,1924 in Detroit to the late John and the late Rose (nee: Novak) Cwiejkowski. Wanda was the beloved wife of the late Frank and the dear aunt to many nieces and nephews. Visitation for Wanda will be held Sunday, November 15th from 1 -5...
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Elizabeth Marie Verbal

January 21, 1932 - November 12, 2015

Elizabeth "Elsie" Marie Verbal, age 83, died Thursday, November 12, 2015 at Beaumont Hospital in Troy, Michigan. She was born on January 21, 1932 in Detroit, Michigan, daughter of the late William Kotsch and the late Anna (nee: Kovach) Kotsch. The beloved wife of the late George, the two were married on June 29, 1963 in Detroit, Michigan and shared a loving 52 years together until George's...
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Regina Barbara Koltuniak

October 14, 1919 - November 10, 2015

Regina Barbara Koltuniak, age 96, died Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township, Michigan. Regina was born October 14, 1919 in Hamtramck, Michigan, daughter of the late Ignace B. Felcyn and the late Frances (nee: Redlin) Felcyn. Regina was raised in Hamtramck where she attended St. Florian Catholic School, and later graduated from Hamtramck High School. ...
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Eugenia Bartnik

November 26, 1919 - November 4, 2015

Eugenia Bartnik, age 95 of Clinton Township, passed away on Wednesday, November 4, 2015 following a brief hospital stay at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township, Michigan. She was born November 26, 1919 in Pierce City, Missouri, daughter of the late John and the late Helen (nee: Palkowski) Schroetter. Eugenia was a huge nature lover, and this was never more evident than in the beauty...
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Margaret Lovica Lystad

February 21, 1924 - November 4, 2015

Margaret Lovica Lystad, age 91 of Warren, died Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at home. She was born February 21, 1924 in Newhall, West Virginia, daughter of the late Willie Gordon Burnette and the late Minnie Alice (nee: Beverly) Burnette. Margaret was the beloved wife of the late Leonard. Dearest mother of Leonard Allen (Deborah) Lystad, Cheryl Lystad (David) Smith, John Kevin Lystad. Loving...
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Betty Emma Orton

September 6, 1925 - October 30, 2015

Betty Emma Orton, age 90 and longtime resident of Warren, Michigan, died Friday, October 30, 2015 at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township, Michigan. The seventh of ten children including three boys and seven girls, Betty was born September 6, 1925 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, daughter of the late John Dikin and the late Irma (nee: Romanek) Dikin. Living to the age of 90, Betty comes from...
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Stephen Risner, Sr.

February 18, 1939 - October 30, 2015

Stephen Risner, Sr,. age 76, died Friday, October 30, 2015 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital in Warren. Stephen was born February 18, 1939 in Detroit , son of the late Chester and the late Ida (nee: Owens) Risner. Mr. Risner worked for Triple A Industries in Troy as a Process Engineer overseeing the production of parts for the aviation industry. As one would expect with the position he...
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Mark Allan Hanczaruk

December 15, 1979 - October 30, 2015

Mark A. Hanczaruk, age 35, died Friday, October 30, 2015. Mark was born December 15, 1979 in Detroit to Theodore and Barbara (nee: Sienkiewicz) Hanczaruk. Mark was employed as a Network Technician in the computer industry for many years. Possessing such an attractive skill set, he not only worked on and repaired computers from 9 - 5 for a paycheck, but extended after hours expertise for family...
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Gerard Marcel Demers

April 14, 1925 - October 30, 2015

Gerard Marcel Demers, age 90, died Thursday, October 29, 2015 at St. John Hospital in Detroit following a short illness. He was born April 14, 1925 in Detroit, son of the late Rene and the late Loretta (nee: Cote) Demers. Mr. Demers was the beloved husband of Bobbie Jean for 66 years. Cherished father of Ronald (Deborah) Demers, Debra (Robert) West, and the late Randy Demers. Loving...
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David Dale Nowacki

June 14, 1950 - October 30, 2015

David Dale Nowacki, age 65, died Friday, October 30, 2015 at his home in Center Line. David was born June 14, 1950 at Holy Cross Hospital in Detroit, son of the late John and the late Leona (nee: Zella) Nowacki. David was a man of many talents, he always felt the need to be busy. You would often find him in the garage restoring his classic Mercury, remodeling something within his home, or...
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Jane Dorothy Bonifacio

April 2, 1928 - October 29, 2015

Jane Dorothy Bonifacio, age 87 and longtime resident of Warren, died Thursday, October 29, 2015 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital in Warren. Jane was born April 2, 1928 in Hamtramck, daughter of Joseph and Eva Jedrzejek. Loving sister of Josephine (Robert) Tomaszewski, and predeceased by her siblings; Agnes Jedrzejek, Edward (Irene) Jedrzejek, Mary (Walter) Cienciera, William (Mary)...
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Mary Celia Papow

October 5, 1930 - October 29, 2015

Mary Celia "Cil" Papow, age 85, died Thursday, October 29, 2015 at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township, Michigan. Cil was born October 5, 1930 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late Sassin Michael and the late Catherine (nee: Abraham) Michael. Cil was the beloved wife of Al Papow, and is the dear mother of Charlotte (Matt) Kilpatrick and Elaine (Neal) Claussen-Thompson. ...
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William Paul Shield

September 8, 1928 - October 28, 2015

William Paul Shield, age 87 of St. Clair Shores, died Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at the Sunrise Assisted Living Center in Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan. He was born September 8, 1928 in Detroit, son of the late Paul & Mary Shield. With thanks & praise from a grateful nation, we pay homage to William for his service to our country during the Korean War era. Receiving his commission as Ensign...
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Steven Arthur Hotchkiss

May 4, 1950 - October 28, 2015

Steven A. Hotchkiss, age 65, died Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at Lakepointe Villa Nursing Home in Clinton Township. Steven was born May 4, 1950 in Hastings, Michigan, son of the late James Weldon and the late Shirley Ann (nee: Hawk) Hotchkiss. Steven was the brother of Timothy J. Hotchkiss, Janet (Michael) Kastely, John Hotchkiss, and the late Thomas Hotchkiss. Uncle of 5. Steven served...
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Preser B. Sare

June 26, 1929 - October 24, 2015

Preser B. Sare, age 86 of Rochester, died Saturday, October 24, 2015 at the Bonnie Court Group Home in Clinton Township, Michigan. She was born June 26, 1929 in Quezon City, Philippines, daughter of the late Gregorio and the late Baldomera (nee:Valderama) Barretto. For over 20 years, Mrs. Sare had the privilege and delight in the educating and molding of young minds as a teacher in Detroit's,...
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Marilyn Kay Manzella

March 5, 1951 - October 24, 2015

Marilyn Kay Manzella (nee: Spencley), age 64 of Roseville, died Saturday, October 24, 2015 at the Clinton-Aire Healthcare Center in Clinton Township, Michigan. She was born March 5, 1951 in Detroit, daughter of the late Earl and the late Dorothy (nee: Snider) Spencley. It's been said that our children are often a reflection of us,…and this could never be more true and telling than listening...
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Frank Carl Hostnik, Sr.

December 15, 1924 - October 22, 2015

Frank C. Hostnik, Sr., age 90, died Thursday, October 22, 2015 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Frank was born December 15, 1924 in Detroit, Michigan, son of the late Ignatz Hostnik and the late Rose (nee: Zidar) Hostnik. Frank was raised in Detroit and graduated from Northeastern High School. Following high school, Frank enlisted into the United States Army Air Corps. With...
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Denise A. Marsh

November 4, 1953 - October 15, 2015

Denise "Dennie" Arlene Marsh, age 61, died on Thursday, October 15, 2015 in Center Line, Michigan. She was born in Detroit, Michigan on November 4, 1953. She was the beloved sister of Debbie. Loving mother of Niagra, and best friend of Pat Karas, Debbie Radtke, and Paula Dombrowski. Devoted godmother of Erica Dombrowski and Andrea Ellul. She was the daughter of the late Mary Omela and Maurice...
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Kevin Robert Kralik

September 16, 1962 - October 14, 2015

Kevin Robert Kralik, age 53, died Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital in Madison Heights, Michigan. Kevin was born September 16, 1962 in Detroit, Michigan, son of Robert Kralik and Diane (nee: Kucharski) Kralik. Kevin was raised in Warren, attended Center Line Schools, and later went on to receive his Associates Degree. He worked as a welder and general contractor...
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Brian Michael Lanzon

May 23, 1972 - October 13, 2015

Brian Michael Lanzon, age 43, died October 13, 2015. Brian was born May 23, 1972 in Detroit. Despite being born and raised in metro Detroit, Brian developed a huge passion for Minnesota sports teams, especially the Minnesota Vikings. The sun would rise and set on his Minnesota Vikings. He also had a childhood fascination with transformers, and managed to attain quite the collection of them...
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Mary Theresa Homanick

May 29, 1918 - October 12, 2015

Mary Theresa Homanick, age 97 of Warren, went to be with our beloved Lord on Monday, October 12, 2015 at My Doctor's Inn in Sterling Heights, Michigan. She was born May 29, 1918 in Sheppton, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late George and the late Mary (nee: Vozar) Repko. It was on a fateful day in Binghamton, New York that Mary's journey in life took on new and special meaning when she met...
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Brandy Anne MacAuley

August 1, 1974 - October 12, 2015

Brandy Anne MacAuley, age 41 of Clinton Township, died Monday, October 12, 2015 surrounded by her loved ones at home. She was born August 1, 1974 in Detroit, daughter of Rory and the late Helen (nee: Bell) MacAuley. In sharing some of Brandy's traits, the term "hard worker" would definitely apply. She was very responsible and diligent, and will warmly be remembered by the many patrons who...
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Lucille Marie Abraham

June 17, 1939 - October 10, 2015

Lucille Marie Abraham, age 76 of Warren, died Saturday, October 10, 2015 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren. She was born June 17, 1939 in New Jersey, daughter of the late George and the late Agnes (nee: DePascalle) Flora. Not only through her profession in food service, but at home as well, Lucille was known for being quite the accomplished cook. Together with her...
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Irving Deleon Mills

August 18, 1959 - September 28, 2015

Irving Deleon "Leon" Mills, age 56, died Monday, September 28, 2015 at St. John Oakland Hospital in Madison Heights, Michigan. Leon was born August 18, 1959 in Glenwood, Georgia, the son of Johnnie B. Hampton and Rosaline Mills. Having resided in many different states including Georgia and Connecticut, Leon spent his last remaining years living in Michigan. During his time working, Leon...
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Raymond Edward George

June 8, 1929 - September 24, 2015

Raymond Edward George, age 86 of Bloomfield Hills, died Thursday, September 24, 2015 at St. John Hospital in Detroit. He was born June 8, 1929 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, son of the late James Emmet George and the late Ella Mae (nee: Irwin) George. Married on September 14, 1957 to the love of his life, Carol Jean Boatright, it was in the familiar surroundings of her parents' home in Midland,...
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Joann Marie Reczkowski

May 22, 1933 - September 24, 2015

Joann Marie Reczkowski, age 82, died Thursday, September 24, 2015 at St. John Oakland Hospital in Madison Heights, Michigan. Joann was born May 22, 1933 in Detroit, Michigan, daughter of the late Frank Clemente and the late Olga (nee: Kastenevitch) Clemente. Joann was raised in Detroit and graduated from Pershing High School. Later in life she entered the workforce in a profession she knew...
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Jeffery Fritz

August 13, 1960 - September 20, 2015

Jeffery Fritz, age 55, died suddenly at his home in Shelby Township, Michigan on Sunday, September 20, 2015. Jeffery was born August 13, 1960 in Detroit, Michigan, son of Mamie Vance and the late S.R. Fritz Jr. Jeff graduated from Cherry Hill High School in Inkster, a proud member of the class of 1978. He later attended trade school where he learned the skills of CAD, a form of computer...
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James Michael Vujcik

February 28, 1964 - September 16, 2015

James Michael Vujcik, age 51, died at his home in Warren on Wednesday, September 16, 2015. James was born February 28, 1964 in Detroit, Michigan, son of the late Clarence Vujcik and the late Reta (nee: Resil) Vujcik. Jim spent his life living in Warren, Michigan where he attended Warren Woods High School. Following his schooling, Jim worked various jobs, although prided himself as a painter...
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Mary Jo Walworth

June 4, 1927 - September 16, 2015

Mary Jo Walworth "Jo", age 88 of Grosse Pointe Farms, died Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at Beaumont Hospital, the Grosse Pointe Campus. She was born June 4, 1927 in Indianapolis, Indiana, daughter of the late Alan and the late Margaret (nee: Lown) Kennedy. For this caring homemaker and Mom of four, grandmother of eight, and great-grandmother to one beautiful boy, Jo's memories were rife with...
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Catherine Augusta Weidemann

January 28, 1919 - September 15, 2015

Catherine Augusta Weidemann, age 96 of Sterling Heights, died Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at the Arden Court Assisted Living Center in Sterling Heights, Michigan. She was born January 28, 1919 in Detroit, daughter of the late Albert and the late Sadie (nee: Hughes) Ackerman. Catherine was the beloved wife of the late Lewis. Dear mother of Lewis Weidemann, Alicia Garza, Albert (Connie)...
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Kyleigh Faith Webb

January 22, 1995 - September 14, 2015

Kyleigh Faith Webb, age 20 of Grosse Pointe Farms, passed away Monday, September 14, 2015 at Children's Hospital in Detroit. She was born January 22, 1995 in Detroit, the beautiful daughter of Michael and Lori (nee: Van Elslander) Webb. Kyleigh was a very special girl who had her own unique way of finding joy amidst the pain…happiness amidst the challenges…and peace at the end of the day....
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Irene Mary Rak

June 28, 1928 - September 13, 2015

Irene Mary Rak, age 87, died Sunday, September 13, 2015 at her home in Warren, Michgan. Irene was born June 28, 1928 in Hamtramck, Michigan, daughter of the late Szczepan Lichota and the late Mary (nee: Madorski) Lichota. Irene was raised in Hamtramck within a loving and traditional Polish family. Irene graduated from St. Ladislaus High School and later went to work for the Burroughs...
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Zachary Thomas

October 12, 1944 - September 12, 2015

Zachary Thomas, age 70, died Saturday, September 12, 2015 at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren, Michigan. Zachary was born October 12, 1944 in Lebanon, son of the late Joseph Thomas and the late Alia (nee: Tannous) Thomas. Mr. Thomas worked and retired from the maintenance department at the Ford Motor Company. Even though he did not build the vehicles directly, he was still a "car guy"...
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