Our Obituaries

Betty Jane Boddy

March 3, 1928 - July 26, 2014

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

July 29, 1936 - July 24, 2014

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

July 28, 1923 - July 22, 2014

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

January 29, 1990 - July 21, 2014

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

January 16, 1931 - July 19, 2014

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

November 6, 1955 - July 18, 2014

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

July 14, 2014

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

September 30, 1938 - July 13, 2014

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

July 28, 1932 - July 12, 2014

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

May 13, 1961 - July 10, 2014

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

May 7, 1959 - July 8, 2014

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

July 7, 1935 - July 8, 2014

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

July 7, 2014

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

January 10, 1932 - July 5, 2014

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

December 18, 1951 - July 5, 2014

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

February 15, 1932 - July 1, 2014

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

June 17, 1929 - June 29, 2014

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

September 11, 1923 - June 27, 2014

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

August 5, 1951 - June 26, 2014

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

February 12, 1927 - June 22, 2014

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

January 16, 1939 - June 19, 2014

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

April 2, 1943 - June 18, 2014

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

March 26, 2014 - June 18, 2014

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

November 10, 1939 - June 18, 2014

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

August 14, 1926 - June 18, 2014

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

February 24, 1928 - June 16, 2014

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

January 5, 1983 - June 16, 2014

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

October 18, 1934 - June 16, 2014

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

June 13, 2014

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

November 29, 1931 - June 13, 2014

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

June 11, 2014

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

September 24, 1928 - June 10, 2014

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

November 25, 1926 - June 9, 2014

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

December 2, 1922 - June 8, 2014

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

May 17, 1928 - June 8, 2014

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

December 25, 1920 - June 6, 2014

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

May 26, 1989 - June 6, 2014

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

June 4, 2014

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

November 17, 1936 - June 2, 2014

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

August 30, 1931 - June 2, 2014

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

August 24, 1921 - May 29, 2014

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

May 5, 1953 - May 28, 2014

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

February 4, 1986 - May 28, 2014

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

January 29, 1939 - May 25, 2014

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

November 26, 1947 - May 25, 2014

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

December 11, 1981 - May 24, 2014

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

March 24, 1935 - May 23, 2014

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

August 29, 1937 - May 21, 2014

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

November 28, 1923 - May 21, 2014

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

October 11, 1928 - May 21, 2014

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

April 27, 1935 - May 20, 2014

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

September 27, 1927 - May 18, 2014

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

August 29, 1946 - May 16, 2014

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

June 3, 1956 - May 15, 2014

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

January 28, 1929 - May 15, 2014

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

April 27, 1955 - May 15, 2014

JoVona K. Cisco (nee: Keathley), age 59 of Grosse Pointe Shores, went to be with her Lord on Thursday, May 15,2014 after a long and hard-fought battle with cancer. She passed at home in the company of her loved ones, the greatest support God could have provided amidst the fight. She was born April 27, 1955 in Wyandotte, Michigan, the daughter of Elmer and Betty Keathley. Following her...
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Walter Madurski

December 20, 1919 - May 14, 2014

Walter Madurski, age 94, died Wednesday, May 14, 2014. Walter was born December 20, 1919 in Hamtramck to Martin and Angeline Madurski (nee Djuba), both of whom were Polish immigrants. He had a diverse upbringing having to translate English for his parents. He would ultimately learn to speak 5 languages, and was working on a 6th, Chinese, at the time of his retirement. Mr. Madurski lived...
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Bonnie Jean Hutton

May 5, 1946 - May 12, 2014

Bonnie Jean Hutton (nee: Kovach), age 68 of Clinton Township, died May 12, 2014 at Beaumont Hospital in Troy, surrounded by her loving family. She was born May 5, 1946 in Detroit, daughter of George "Lindy" Kovach and Sophie (nee: Romanski) Edwards (the late Rex). Bonnie attended South Lake High School in St. Clair Shores. Not long after graduating, her life would take on a wonderful new...
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Bernard Joseph Palko

August 17, 1930 - May 11, 2014

Bernard Joseph Palko, age 83 of Warren, formerly of Wyoming, Pennsylvania, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 11, 2014, surrounded by his loving family, at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren. He was born on August 17, 1930 in Wyoming, Pennsylvania, son of the late Paul and the late Elizabeth (nee: Backo) Palko. With thanks & praise from a grateful nation, we pay...
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Veronica Margaret Hovanec

August 10, 1935 - May 10, 2014

Veronica M. Hovanec, age 78 of Sterling Heights, passed away peacefully with her children by her side on May 10, 2014 at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township, Michigan. She was born August 10, 1935 in Filbert, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late Paul S. and the late Mary P. (nee: Kriscovich) Franks. Veronica was the kindest, most generous person who was loved by all, and truly lived...
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Dorothy Ann Allen

October 17, 1928 - May 10, 2014

Dorothy Ann Allen, age 85 of Warren, died Saturday, May 10, 2014 at the Bortz Health Care Facility in Warren, Michigan. She was born October 17, 1928 in Detroit, daughter of the late Otto and Louise Vogt. Dorothy was the beloved wife of Eugene, and loving mother of Eugene Allen Jr., and Dennis (Becky) Allen. A Private Family Committal Service will be held on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at...
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Lottie Jozefczyk

January 30, 1930 - May 9, 2014

Lottie Jozefczyk (nee: Sikora), age 84 of Warren, died Friday, May 9, 2014 at the Henry Ford Medical Center in Sterling Heights, Michigan. She was born January 30, 1930 in Hamtramck, daughter of the late Walter and the late Anna (nee: Golabek) Sikora. Lottie was the loving wife of Arthur for 61 years. Dearest mother of Marlene (Robert) Sautter, Elaine (William) Mestrezat, Kenneth (Susan)...
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Marvin J. Grieshaber

July 13, 1931 - May 8, 2014

Marvin J. Grieshaber, age 82 of Sterling Heights, died Thursday, May 8, 2014 at home in the company of his loved ones. He was born July 13, 1931 in Detroit, son of the late Marvin and the late Margaret (nee: Lynch) Grieshaber. With thanks & praise from a grateful nation, we pay homage to Mr. Grieshaber for his service to our country during the Korean War. As an airman in the U.S. Air Force, he...
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Stanley Frank Fortuna

January 29, 1921 - May 5, 2014

Stanley Frank Fortuna, age 93 of Warren, passed away Monday, May 5, 2014 at the Shelby Nursing Center in Shelby Township, Michigan. He was born January 29, 1921 in Hamtramck, Michigan. With thanks & praise from a grateful nation, we pay homage to Stanley for his service to our country, during World War II, as a corporal in the United States Marine Corps. With extreme bravery and patriotism as...
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Richard Anthony Zellner

January 17, 1928 - May 4, 2014

Richard A. Zellner, age 86, a retired Warren Fire Department Lieutenant, died Sunday, May 4, 2014 at his home in Warren, Michigan. Richard was born January 17, 1928 in Detroit, Michigan, son of the late Anthony and Florence (nee: Reetz) Zellner. Mr. Zellner was raised in Detroit and worked for a short time at the Detroit Newspaper mail desk before enlisting in the United States Navy during...
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John Leslie Lucas, DDS

July 17, 1929 - May 4, 2014

Dr. John Leslie Lucas, DDS of Harper Woods, Michigan, died Sunday, May 4, 2014 at St. John Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. John was born July 17, 1929 in Detroit, Michigan, son of the late Leslie Lucas and the late Ruby (nee: Perdue) Lucas. Dr. Lucas graduated from DeLa Salle High School in 1947, then from the University of Detroit Dental School in 1954. He practiced dentistry for 2 years in...
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Edward Tadeusz Pawlik

November 16, 1922 - May 3, 2014

Edward Tadeusz Pawlik, age 91 and former resident of Warren, died Saturday, May 3, 2014 at his home in Ocoee, Florida. He was born November 16, 1922 in Hamtramck, Michigan, son of the late John and the late Ksawera (nee: Pawlobska) Pawlik. A man steeped in the pride and heritage of his Polish upbringing and his hometown of Hamtramck, it was there he was born & raised,…and was a proud...
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Elizabeth Betty Patrickus

September 19, 1931 - May 3, 2014

Elizabeth "Betty" Patrickus (nee: Carion) of St. Clair Shores, died Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 82 years of age. Betty was born September 19, 1931 in Detroit to the late Nestor and the late Margaret Carion. Betty was a people person and enjoyed spending time with her family, especially having lunch with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She took great pride in tending to her yard and...
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Stephan Edward Kuzmicki

August 24, 1931 - May 3, 2014

Stephan Edward Kuzmicki, age 82, died Saturday, May 3, 2014 at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren, Michigan. Stephan was born August 24, 1931 in Hamtramck, Michigan, son of the late Nick Kuzmicki and the late Sophie (nee: Wisniewski) Kuzmicki. Stephan was raised in Detroit and graduated from Pershing High School. While in high school, Stephan excelled at sports especially football and...
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Carroll S. McCormick

December 14, 1937 - May 1, 2014

Carroll S. McCormick, age 76 of Sterling Heights, died May 1, 2014. He was born on December 14, 1937 in Buckhanon, West Virginia, son of the late John and the late Lenore (nee: Glass) McCormick. Carroll was the beloved husband of Gloria. Dear father of Leslie Huggins and John McCormick. Loving grandfather of Kyle, Aaron, Ian, and Collin. Brother of Horace "Edward" McCormick. A Memorial...
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Dolores Therese McGuire

December 2, 1931 - May 1, 2014

Dolores Therese McGuire, age 82 of Roseville, died Thursday, May 1, 2014 at home surrounded by her loved ones. She was born December 2, 1931 in Detroit, daughter of the late Alfred and the late Delia (nee: Couwlier) Smith. We have been blessed by Dolores' ability to give each of us unconditional love. She was patient, kind and gracious to everyone around her. Her greatest pride and joy is...
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Paul Joseph Sute

January 4, 1936 - April 30, 2014

Paul Joseph Sute, age 78, a resident of Warren, Michigan for over 45 years, died Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Pontiac Michigan. Paul was born January 4, 1936 in Detroit, Michigan, son of the late Matthew Sute and the late Margaret (nee: Dorr) Sute. Paul was raised in Detroit and graduated from St. Joseph's Catholic High School and later matriculated to General...
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Gerard Leon Nagel

January 27, 1926 - April 26, 2014

Gerard Leon Nagel, age 88 of Warren, died Saturday, April 26, 2014 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren. He was born January 27, 1926 in Bay City, Michigan, son of the late Anthony and the late Gladys (nee: Girard) Nagel. With thanks & praise from a grateful nation, we honor Mr. Nagel for his service to our country during World War II as an infantry soldier in the U.S....
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Richard Thomas Ladzinski

October 31, 1917 - April 26, 2014

Richard T. Ladzinski, age 96, a Royal Oak resident since 1941, died Saturday, April 26, 2014 at the Shelby Nursing Center in Shelby Township, Michigan. He was born on October 31, 1917 in Detroit, son of the late Anthony and the late Selma (nee: Sowinski) Ladzinski. With thanks & praise from a grateful nation, we honor Richard for his service to our country during World War II as part of the U...
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Larry Lee Howson

June 15, 1935 - April 24, 2014

Larry L. Howson, age 78 of Sterling Heights, died Thursday, April 24, 2014 at home. Larry was born June 15, 1935 in Indianapolis, Indiana to Clifford and Susan (nee: Dugan) Howson. Larry was a mechanical engineer employed by General Motors at their Tech Center in Warren. He was a longtime and loyal employee of the automotive giant. Extending the utmost in dedicated service towards their myriad...
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Thomas Kenneth Jankowski

May 22, 1942 - April 24, 2014

Thomas Kenneth Jankowski, age 71 of Warren, died Thursday, April 24, 2014 at the Autumn Woods Health Care Facility in Warren. He was born May 22, 1942 in Detroit, son of the late Hillary and the late Elenore (nee: Zawacki) Jankowski. Thomas is survived by his two loving daughters, Jennifer (Christopher) Oneill and Deb (Ron) Ciavone; siblings, Larry, Richie (Fran), Mary Grace, and Jimmy. He was...
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Virginia E. Brown

July 8, 1919 - April 23, 2014

Virginia E. Brown, age 94 of Strongsville, Ohio, and a former Michigan resident, died Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at Parkside Nursing Home in Middleburg, Ohio. She was born July 8, 1919 in Detroit, Michigan, daughter of the late Henry and the late Leona (nee: Hoffman) Merte. Virginia led quite an eclectic and noteworthy life which was filled with a plethora of achievements, experiences, and...
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Lawrence P. Warner

September 10, 1935 - April 18, 2014

Lawrence Peter Warner, age 78, died Friday, April 18, 2014 at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township. He was born September 10, 1935 to the late Frank Warner and the late Ernestine (nee:Brinker) Warner. Lawrence was a proud graduate of Warren High School's Class of '54. It is there that he built upon his knowledge, forged some great and lasting friendships,…but perhaps most...
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Arthur Edward Mandrella

April 9, 1927 - April 17, 2014

Arthur Edward Mandrella, age 87, died April 17, 2014 at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township, Michigan. Arthur was born April 9, 1927 in Van Dyke Township, Michigan (now known as Warren), the son of the late Jacob Mandrella and the late Rose (nee: Sadomieski) Mandrella. Arthur was raised in Warren and graduated from Lincoln High School. Following his schooling, Arthur entered the...
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Irene Celia Kosakowski

November 4, 1920 - April 15, 2014

Irene C. Kosakowski, age 93 of Warren. died Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Irene was born November 4, 1920 in Detroit to the late John and Mary Legowicz. Irene was the beloved wife of the late William "Bill". Dear mother of Jim (Darlene) Kosakowski. Loving grandmother of Kelly (Drew) Kosakowski-Thaler and Jaclyn. Visitation for Irene will be held on Saturday, April 19th from 3 pm-9pm, with a 3pm...
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Edwin George Wojciechowski

September 24, 1923 - April 14, 2014

Edwin G. Wojciechowski age 90 of Clinton Township Michigan died April 14, 2014. Edwin was born September 24, 1923 in Detroit, Michigan the son of the late Stanley Wojciechowski and the late Anna (nee: Wotta) Wojciechowski. During World War II Mr. Wojciechowski served in the United States Army as a Private in the OSS. Edwin served from March 24, 1943 until his honorable discharge January 4...
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Margaret Mary Brown

March 1, 1933 - April 13, 2014

Margaret Mary Brown, age 81 of Macomb Township, died Sunday, April 13, 2014 at home surrounded by her loved ones. She was born on March 1, 1933 in Detroit, daughter of the late Leon and the late Rose (nee: Hoga) Glinski. When she wasn't attending to the needs of home & hearth, Margaret enjoyed the years spent in the workforce,…first in her position of secretary at a doctor's office, then as...
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Paul David Wouters

July 31, 1961 - April 13, 2014

Paul David Wouters, age 52, a longtime resident of Sterling Heights and formerly of Warren, died April 13, 2014 at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township, Michigan. Paul was born July 31, 1961 in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Janice (nee: Van Acker) Wouters and the late Henry J. Wouters. Paul was raised in Warren, Michigan and graduated from St. Clement Catholic High School the Class...
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Sophie Frances Zielinski

July 7, 1922 - April 13, 2014

Sophie Frances Zielinski, age 91, died Sunday, April 13, 2014 at the American House in Hazel Park. She was born on July 7, 1922 in Detroit, daughter of the late Joseph and the late Johanna (nee: Becker) Grzecki. For this woman who possessed a myriad of crafty and creative skills, some of Sophie's finest talents were those expressed through flowers. She was an integral part of the family's...
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Darrell Lee Outlan, Sr.

March 12, 1943 - April 10, 2014

Darrell Lee Outlan, age 71 of Warren, died Thursday, April 10, 2014 at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan. He was born March 12, 1943 in Detroit, son of the late Cloyd Merle and the late Mary Kristine (nee: Skittykat) Outlan. With thanks & praise from a grateful nation, we pay homage to Darrell for his service to our country during the Vietnam War era. As a sailor in the U.S. Navy, he...
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Stephanie Alicia Dimock

February 15, 1935 - April 7, 2014

Stephanie Alicia Dimock, age 79 of Warren, died Monday, April 7, 2014 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren, Michigan. She was born on February 15, 1935 in Detroit, daughter of the late Stanley and the late Martha (Treppa) Beger. Stephanie was the beloved wife of Charles, and loving mother of Michael (Karen) Dimock. Visitation for Stephanie will be held on Friday,...
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Robert Lee `Willett

October 19, 1932 - April 6, 2014

Robert "Bob" Lee Willett, age 81, died Sunday, April 6, 2014 at William Beaumont Hospital in Troy, Michigan. He was born October 19, 1932 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Jones Willett and the late Marie (nee: Hauck) Willett. Bob was employed with the General Motors Corporation where he worked in the shop as a Crib Attendant. He was a hard worker who extended the utmost in dedicated service...
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Lawrence A. Coburn, Sr.

January 9, 1955 - April 5, 2014

Lawrence A. Coburn (Cockburn) Sr., age 59, died Saturday, April 5, 2014 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Oakland Center in Madison Heights, Michigan. He was born January 9, 1955 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Stanley Donald Cockburn and Helen (nee: Rioux) Cockburn. Though Lawrence's employment resume reflects the time he spent working in the automotive industry as a Die Setter, the truth...
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Ellen Jean Funk

August 3, 1924 - April 4, 2014

Ellen Jean Funk, age 89, died Friday April 4, 2014 in Warren, Michigan. She was born August 3, 1924 in Royal Oak, Michigan to the late Thomas Noble and the late Ellen (nee:Burns) Noble. On January 26, 1946, Ellen's life was gloriously changed when she promised herself in marriage to the man who swept her off her feet, her beloved Ralph "Neil". They would go on to share the next 67+ years...
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Virginia Belbot

August 16, 1926 - April 3, 2014

Virginia Belbot, age 87, died Thursday, April 3, 2014 at her home in Sterling Heights surrounded by her family. She was born August 16, 1926, daughter of the late Bruno Walentowicz and the late Mary (nee:Skowronek) Walentowicz. Though we know it today as Warren, this bedroom community was called Base Line, Michigan when Virginia came into the world and was the city where she grew up and...
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Mary J. Domanski

January 12, 1943 - March 30, 2014

Mary J. Domanski, age 71, a longtime resident of Sterling Heights, died suddenly March 30, 2014 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital in Warren, Michigan. Mary was born January 12, 1943 in Hamtramck, Michigan, daughter of the late Anthony Barth and the late Helen (nee: Krakowiak) Barth. Mary was raised in Detroit and graduated from St. Stanislaus Catholic School. Following her schooling, Mary...
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Thaddeus Stanley Malinowski

September 10, 1924 - March 28, 2014

Thaddeus Stanley Malinowski, age 89 of Warren, died Friday, March 28, 2014 at the Shelby Nursing Center in Shelby Township, Michigan. He was born on September 10, 1924 in Detroit, son of the late Stanley and the late Teofilia (nee: Swyderski) Malinowski. Thaddeus' is one of the "old world" stories where it comes to his employment, as evidenced by his dedicated and loyal service, for over 40...
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James Arthur Kitka

September 17, 1945 - March 26, 2014

James Arthur Kitka, age 68, died March 26, 2014 at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan. James was born September 17, 1945 in Detroit, Michigan, son of the late Stanley Kitka and the late Rita (nee: Tabaczynski) Kitka. James was raised in Detroit and attended Holy Name Catholic School. Following his schooling, James joined the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. With...
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Clarence Paul Stieber

October 12, 1920 - March 26, 2014

Clarence Paul Stieber, age 93 of Clinton Township, died Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at his residence. He was born on October 12, 1920 in Detroit, son of the late Adam and the late Frances (nee: Bejma) Stieber. With thanks and praise from a grateful nation, we pay homage to Clarence for his service to our country during World War II. As a soldier in the U.S. Army, he attained the rank of Sergeant...
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Rodney L. Sider

October 12, 1948 - March 23, 2014

Rodney L. Sider, age 65, died on Sunday, March 23, 2014 at St. John Hospital in Detroit. He was born October 12, 1948 in Grosse pointe Farms, Michigan, the son of the late Francis Sider and the late Joanne (nee: Linton) (the late Martin "Whitey") Schatz. With thanks and praise from a grateful nation, we pay homage to Rodney for his service to our country during the Vietnam years. At a time...
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Carol Jean Dodge

March 13, 1942 - March 22, 2014

Carol Jean Dodge, age 72 of Harper Woods, died Saturday, March 22, 2014 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren. She was born on March 13, 1942 in Detroit, daughter of the late Michael and the late Katherine (nee: Weyermiller) Dodge. Carol was the loving sister of Richard Dodge, and devoted aunt & great aunt to several loving nieces and nephews. Carol's wishes to be...
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Cindy Ann Pasque

August 7, 1959 - March 20, 2014

Cindy Ann Pasque, age 54 of Eastpointe, died March 20, 2014 at St. John Hospital in Detroit. Cindy was born August 7, 1959 at Holy Cross Hospital in Detroit, daughter of the late Clarence Lyle Gregory and the late Dorothy Lavina (nee: Barlow) Gregory. Cindy was raised in East Detroit and attended East Detroit High School. Following high school she worked various jobs before marrying and...
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Eugene Edward Zella

March 24, 1938 - March 18, 2014

Eugene Edward Zella, age 75 of Sterling Heights, died Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township, Michigan. With thanks & praise from a grateful nation, we pay homage to Eugene for his service to our country as a sailor in the United States Navy. We honor his patriotism and willingness to stand in harm's way on our behalf,...and for the call to duty he so proudly...
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Clifford James Barker

January 19, 1954 - March 17, 2014

Clifford James Barker, age 60 of Warren, died Monday, March 17, 2014 at home. He was born on January 19, 1954 in Detroit, son of the late Chester and the late Laura (nee: Royek) Barker. Beloved son of the late Chester & Laura Barker. Dear brother of Ronald Barker. Arrangements were entrusted to the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 ½ Mile Road) in Warren....
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Barbara Elizabeth MacDonald

April 14, 1928 - March 15, 2014

Barbara Elizabeth MacDonald, age 85 of Warren, died Saturday, March 15, 2014 at the Four Chaplains Nursing Center in Westland, Michigan. She was born on April 14, 1928 in Detroit, daughter of the late Andrew York Galbraith and the late Elsie (nee: Kohlaas) Galbraith. Being one of the pioneers among women in the workplace, Barbara's first dip in the employment pool began with a stint at...
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