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Jane Topor

November 11, 1927 - September 28, 2016

Jane Topor, age 88 of Warren, died Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren. She was the oldest of 8 children, born November 11, 1927 in Detroit, daughter of the late Felix and the late Julia (nee: Talarczyk) Kandow. Jane was the beloved wife of the late Benjamin. Devoted mother of Christine (Michael) Blevins, Joseph (Michele) Topor, and Paul ...
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Stephen William Burt

October 25, 1947 - September 26, 2016

Stephen William Burt age 68, a longtime resident of Roseville Michigan died Monday September 26, 2016 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Stephen was born October 25, 1947 in Detroit, Michigan the son of the late Glenn Burt and the late Rose (nee: Hufnagel) Burt. During his life Stephen was employed by the United States Postal Service as a letter carrier in Detroit and Grosse...
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Randall James Rice

January 10, 1951 - September 23, 2016

Randall James Rice, age 65 of Sterling Heights, died Friday, September 23, 2016, surrounded by his loved ones, at the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He was born January 10, 1951 in Detroit, the beautiful son of Rosemary (nee: Funke) Rice, and the late Ralph Rice. Randy's skill set was that of a Machinist and he was employed for many years with Schwartz Boring,...
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Marguerite Jane Scherer

January 18, 1929 - September 23, 2016

Marguerite Jane Scherer, age 87 of Sterling Heights, died Friday, September 23, 2016 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born January 18, 1929 in Detroit, daughter of the late Stanislaw James and the late Anna Elizabeth (nee: Mangliers) Eisbrenner. In this progressive and ever-changing world in which we live, being able to share the wonderful story of an old-fashioned romance...
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Mary Ellen Klebba

December 9, 1933 - September 21, 2016

Mary Ellen Klebba, age 82, died on September 21, 2016 at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren. Mary Ellen was born December 9, 1933 in Detroit, Michigan, daughter of the late Walter Wheatley and the late Mary (nee: Samber) Wheatley. Mary Ellen was raised in Detroit and, following her schooling, worked for Dunn & Bradstreet for over 15 years as a clerical administrative assistant. She would...
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Germaine Julianne Schillio

April 6, 1927 - September 19, 2016

Germaine Julianne Schillio, age 89, died September 19, 2016 at her home in Warren, Michigan. Germaine was born April 6, 1927 in Chartres, France to the late Constant Allain and the late Lucienne (née: Douin) Allain. Germaine was raised in Berchéres la Maingot, France. Following her schooling, Germaine worked as a child caregiver to a local shopkeeper in Chartres, and later worked in his...
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Genevieve Wojcik

July 6, 1921 - September 18, 2016

Genevieve Wojcik, age 95 and a former resident of Warren, died Sunday, September 18, 2016 at the Sunrise Assisted Living facility in Raleigh, North Carolina. She was born July 6, 1921 in Hamtramck, Michigan, daughter of the late Anthony and the late Sophia Warzybok. Genevieve was the beloved wife of the late Francis. Dearest mother of Ronald (the late Judy) Wojcik. Loving grandmother of David ...
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Walter Otto Mader

February 23, 1925 - September 13, 2016

Walter Otto Mader, age 91 of Warren, died Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township, Michigan. He was born February 23, 1925 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, son of the late Gottlieb and the late Luise (nee: Sayer) Mader. It's been said that everybody has some kind of interesting story, and Walter's began at birth. Born to parents who decided they wanted to make...
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Michael Grabas

August 12, 1942 - September 11, 2016

Michael Grabas, age 74, died Sunday, September 11, 2016. Michael was born August 12, 1942 in Bosnia and Herzegovina to the late Piotr and the late Weronika (nee Blazejewska) Grabas. Michael was raised in Poland and made the choice, as a young man, to forge his career path in the vocation of a baker. As fate intervened, Michael's life took on new and special meaning when he met the girl who...
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Gerald Alan Kuhn

June 29, 1955 - September 10, 2016

Gerald Alan Kuhn, age 61 of Warren, died Saturday, September 10, 2016 at home. He was born June 29, 1955 in Detroit, son of Emma (nee: Zanni) and the late Howard Kuhn. Gerald was the beloved husband of Maria. Dearest father of Alex. Loving son of Emma, and the late Howard Kuhn. Brother of Carol (Michael) Wilkerson, Diana (John) Campbell, and Larry (Linda) Kuhn. A Memorial Visitation for...
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Donald Charles Lechman

July 6, 1931 - September 10, 2016

Donald Charles Lechman, age 85 of Warren, died Saturday, September 10, 2016 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren. He was born July 6, 1931 in Flushing, Michigan, son of the late Charles and the late Anna (nee: Turschan) Lechman. With thanks and praise from a grateful nation, we pay homage to Donald for his service to our country during the Korean War era as an airman in...
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Gloria Mae Duerksen

May 17, 1923 - September 9, 2016

Gloria Mae Duerksen, age 93 of Warren, died Friday, September 9, 2016 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born May 17, 1923 in Detroit, daughter of the late Arthur Leo and the late Pauline (nee: Heckh) Geschke. From an early age Gloria was a strong and willful woman. She realized early on in life that God had given her two feet and two legs to use for walking… and walk she did...
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Jack Eugene Harris

February 6, 1931 - September 8, 2016

Jack Eugene Harris, age 85 of Harrison Township, and formerly of Dalton, Georgia, died Thursday, September 8, 2016 at home surrounded by his loved ones. He was born February 6, 1931 in Dalton, Georgia, son of the late Austin and the late Nina (nee: Mc Entyre) Harris. At birth, he was given the name Jack. As he meandered through this journey called life, Jack's impact and influence touched...
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Donald Joseph Plotzke

September 12, 1933 - September 5, 2016

Donald Joseph Plotzke, age 82, died Monday, September 5, 2016 at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren, Michigan. Donald was born September 12, 1933 in Detroit,Michigan, son of the late Julius Plotzke and the late Helen (nee: Swantek) Plotzke. Donald was raised in Detroit where he attended Assumption Grotto grade school and later graduated from St. Joseph's Catholic High School. During high...
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Joan Marie Marushia

June 27, 1938 - September 4, 2016

Joan Marie Marushia (nee: Sapp), died Sunday, September 4, 2016 at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren, Michigan. Joan was born June 27, 1938 in Detroit, Michigan, daughter of the late John Sapp and the late Margaret (nee: Rosneck) Sapp. Joan was raised in Detroit and graduated from Detroit Public Schools. Following high school, Joan continued her studies at Wayne State University where she...
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Geraldine Ann Hadella

July 21, 1934 - September 1, 2016

Geraldine Ann Hadella, age 82, died Thursday, September 1, 2016 at home surrounded by her loving family. Geraldine was born July 21, 1934 in Hamtramck, Michigan, daughter of the late Bruno and the late Genevieve Napiewocki. Geraldine was raised in the small Polish community of Hamtramck, Michigan, and would go on to graduate from St. Florian High School. During an evening at a local roller...
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Eric Todd Hartman

April 12, 1957 - August 31, 2016

Eric "Ric" Hartman, age 59, died Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at Receiving Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. Ric was born April 12, 1957 in Dearborn, son of the late Franklin and the late Elizabeth (nee: Smith) Hartman. Ric worked for ITT as a woodworker and master mechanic eventually transitioning into metal fabrication. While working for ITT, he developed automotive hardware and was awarded...
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Lawrence Joseph Zyla

October 20, 1941 - August 29, 2016

Lawrence Joseph Zyla, age 74 and longtime resident of Warren, Michigan, died August 29, 2016 at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren. Lawrence was born October 20, 1941 in Detroit, Michigan, son of the late Lawrence F. Zyla and the late Violet (nee: Newman) Garbarino. Lawrence was raised in Detroit and graduated from Pershing High School where he excelled at sports and music. During high...
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Kenneth John Larson

October 15, 1958 - August 29, 2016

Kenneth John Larson age 57 died Monday August 29, 2016 at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren, Michigan. Kenneth was born October 15, 1958 in Brooklyn, New York the son of the late John and Lucia Larson. Kenneth was raised in New York and also attended school within the city. Kenneth worked for various companies within the bindery business as a cutter operator. Ken worked and lived in Houston...
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Sandra Ann Graham

February 16, 1936 - August 26, 2016

Sandra Ann Graham, age 80 of Warren, died Friday, August 26, 2016 at the Villa at City Center Nursing Home in Warren. She was born February 16, 1936 in Detroit, daughter of the late Bernard and Helen Kastrau. Sandra was the beloved wife of Joseph C. Graham, and the loving mother of Joseph Graham and John Graham. Arrangements were entrusted to the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009...
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Dorothy Mary "Dottye" Ottolini

February 26, 1931 - August 26, 2016

Dorothy Mary "Dottye" Ottolini, age 85 of Warren, died Friday, August 26, 2016 at the Windemere Park Assisted Living Center in Warren, Michigan. She was born February 26, 1931 in Detroit, daughter of the late Gaston and the late Irma Cools. Mrs. Ottolini was deeply involved with her church, St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church, for her, church was not merely a Sunday morning ritual,...it was...
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Thomas Michael Fiore

January 19, 1950 - August 26, 2016

Thomas Michael Fiore, age 66 of Roseville, died Friday, August 26, 2016 surrounded by his loved ones at home. He was born January 19, 1950 in Detroit, son of the late James and the late Rose (nee: Daidone) Fiore. With many years under his belt as a driver and loader in the construction trades (imagine that…an Italian in the construction business…go figure?), Tom possessed a plethora of...
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Jean S. Fuller Rico

October 25, 1928 - August 26, 2016

Jean S. Fuller Rico of Roseville, Michigan died August 26, 2016. She was born October 25, 1928 in Kenockee Township, Michigan to Roy and Reeta Martin. Jean is survived by her loving husband Gregorio Rico and her children Ralph (Marie) Fuller, Mark (Roxanne) Fuller, Gary (Diana) Fuller, Calvin (Kathy) Fuller, Danny Fuller, Karen Fuller, Melanie Fuller, and Ronald (angie) Fuller. She was also...
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Genevieve Glowicki

May 22, 1921 - August 24, 2016

Genevieve Glowicki, age 95 of Warren, died Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born May 22, 1921 in Detroit, daughter of the late Frank and the late Mary (nee: Rogowska) Soltys. In her early years, Genevieve's work history included experiences such as her brief stint with the telephone company as an Operator, and the time she spent at the iconic Hostess...
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Michael Louis Kanne

December 22, 1948 - August 23, 2016

Michael Louis Kanne, age 67, died Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital in Warren. He was born on December 22, 1948 to the late Melvin Kanne and the late Jacqueline (nee: Stearns) Kanne. With thanks and praise from a grateful nation, we pay homage to Michael for his service to our country during the Vietnam War era. As an airman in the U.S. Air Force, Michael ultimately...
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Gary Wilbur Laidlaw

January 13, 1943 - August 23, 2016

Gary Wilbur Laidlaw, age 73, died Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at Crittenton Hospital in Rochester Hills, Michigan surrounded by his loving family. Gary was born in Pontiac and raised on his family's farm in Oxford, Michigan. He attended Dryden High School and went on to graduate with the class of 1961. Following high school, Gary continued his education at Oakland University where he achieved a...
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Madeline Comito Agrusso

July 14, 1923 - August 20, 2016

Madeline Comito Agrusso, age 93 of Roseville, died Saturday, August 20, 2016 at the Genesee Care Center in Grand Blanc, Michigan. She was born July 14, 1923 in Detroit, daughter of the late Angelo and the late Nancy (nee: Napoli) Comito. Madeline was raised in Detroit within a wonderful Italian home blessed with great memories and traditional Italian cooking. After her marriage to Sam Agrusso...
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Renee Closser Jones

January 12, 1968 - August 18, 2016

Renee Ann Jones, age 48, died Thursday, August 18, 2016 at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren, Michigan. Renee was born January 12, 1968 in Warren, Michigan, daughter of Thomas Closser and the late Cora Jean (nee: Rich) Closser. Renee was raised in several communities, most notably in the city of Sterling Heights. Following her schooling, Renee worked a variety of jobs with her last and...
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Lorraine Frances Poole

September 25, 1929 - August 16, 2016

Lorraine Frances Poole, age 86 of Warren, died August 16, 2016 at the Windemere Park Assisted Living facility in Warren. She was born Septemeber 25, 1929 in Detroit, daughter of the late Michael and the late Frances (nee: Golochowicz) Makowski. Lorraine was the beloved wife of the late Jack Poole, and the dear sister of Shirley (the late Lawrence) Wallon and the late Robert Makowski. She is...
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Therese "Terry" Anne Carpentier

January 17, 1930 - August 13, 2016

Therese Anne Carpentier, "Terry," age 86 of Warren, died Saturday, August 13, 2016 in the comfort of her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born January 17, 1930 in Detroit, daughter of the late Victor and the late Mary (nee: Goff) Masserang. After working her way through the elementary and middle school grades, Terry's next chapter found her attending Detroit's prestigious Girls'...
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Arthur Leonard Farley

May 19, 1939 - August 10, 2016

Arthur Leonard Farley, age 77, died on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren. He was born May 19, 1939 in Port Huron, Michigan to the late Chester Farley and the late Bertha (nee: Bissonette) Farley. Born and raised in Port Huron, Arthur was a proud graduate of Port Huron High School where he worked diligently to earn his coveted diploma. It wasn't long afterwards...
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Theodore Diamond

November 14, 1959 - August 8, 2016

Theodore Diamond, age 56, died Monday, August 8, 2016 at Beaumont Hospital in Troy, Michigan. Theodore was born November 14, 1959 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, son of Anna (nee: Stergiadis) Diamond and George Diamond. Theodore was raised in the Toronto area and, following high school, moved to Michigan to continue his studies at Lawrence Technical University. Theodore eventually completed...
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Florence Helen Wojno

November 5, 1920 - August 7, 2016

Florence Helen Wojno, age 95, peacefully passed on to be with her Lord, Jesus Christ on Sunday August 7, 2016. Florence was born in Detroit, Michigan and was a 1939 graduate of Chadsey High School. Florence worked for the U.S. government during World War II and for the UAW Solidarity House after the war. She met and married her husband Henry in 1950 and chose the vocation of devoted mother...
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Michael Martin Mizak

December 30, 1926 - August 7, 2016

Michael Martin Mizak, age 89. died Sunday, August 7, 2016 at home surrounded by his loving family. Michael was born December 30, 1926 in Kulpmont, Pennsylvania to the late Michael Paul and the late Julia Veronica (nee: Bartko) Mizak. Michael lived in a small coal mining town in Pennsylvania as a toddler. Towards the end of the great depression, his mother, Julia insisted that the family leave...
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Marjory Sophie Kunkle

October 20, 1928 - August 5, 2016

Marjory Sophie Kunkle, age 87, died Friday, August 5, 2016 in Warren. She was born October 20, 1928 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Frederick and Mary (nee: Hristia) Pieper. After high school, Marjory started her career path working for Michigan Bell as a switchboard operator. She later met her soon-to-be husband, Harold. On July 4, 1953 in Detroit, Michigan, Marjory joined her hand in...
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Jeffrey Michael Van Overbeke

June 18, 1962 - August 4, 2016

Jeffrey Michael Van Overbeke, age 54, died at his family home in Warren, Michigan, August 4, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. Jeff was born June 18, 1962 in Detroit, Michigan, son of Lorraine (nee: Schoenherr) Van Overbeke and the late Cyril Francis Van Overbeke. Jeff was raised in Warren, Michigan and graduated from Warren's Cousino High School, the Class of 1980. Following high...
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Blanche Barbara Skiba

October 2, 1922 - August 3, 2016

Blanche Barbara Skiba, age 93 and formerly of Roseville, died peacefully on Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township. Blanche was born October 2, 1922 in Hamtramck to the late Victor and the late Verna (nee: Timms) Rodgers. Blanche was the beloved mother of Randy Skiba and Claire (Thomas) Schmitz. She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Edward,...
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Helen Mary Gusko

December 3, 1917 - July 31, 2016

Helen Mary Gusko, age 98 of Holly and formerly of Warren, died Sunday, July 31, 2016 in the serenity of her home. She was born December 3, 1917 in Hamtramck, Michigan, daughter of the late Steve and the late Mary (nee: Porebrza) Dobrowski. Helen was the beloved wife of the late Nicholas. Dear mother of Marsha (Thomas) Trahey, Gary (Joanne) Gusko, and Greg (Angela) Gusko. She was the loving...
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Ivan "John" Basic

June 26, 1938 - July 30, 2016

Ivan "John" Basic, age 78 of Sterling Heights, died Saturday, July 30, 2016 at St. John Hospital in Detroit. He was born June 26, 1938 in Perusic, Croatia, son of the late Nikola and the late Kata (nee: Lulic) Basic. Born and raised in Croatia, it was in his late teen years that Ivan (known more affectionately to all as "John") emigrated to Canada where he began a whole new life. Following...
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Mary Pearl Cichowlas

December 30, 1929 - July 29, 2016

Mary Pearl Cichowlas - Age 86, Died July 29, 2016 at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren. Mary was born December 30, 1929 in Detroit to the late Austin and the late Catherine Kilbride (nee Hamel). Wife of the late Robert A. Cichowlas who preceded her in death in 1996. Mary was the loving and devoted mother of Maureen Ann Cichowlas, Robert J. (Carlotta) Cichowlas, Michael (Debra) Cichowlas...
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Bruno Joseph Osak

May 19, 1926 - July 28, 2016

Bruno Joseph Osak, age 90 of Warren, died Thursday, July 28, 2016 at St. John Hospital in Detroit. He was born May 19, 1926 in Hamtramck, son of the late Joseph and the late Agnes (nee: Kozlowska) Osak. With thanks and praise from a grateful nation, we pay homage to Bruno for his service to our country during World War II. As a sailor in the U.S. Navy, he attained the rank of Motor Machinist...
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Steven Mark Winiarski

February 13, 1961 - July 28, 2016

Steven Mark Winiarski, age 55 of Warren, died Thursday, July 28, 2016 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren. He was born February 13, 1961 in Detroit, son of the late Stanley Jacob and the late Elizabeth Eleanor (nee: Hyzy) Winiarski. Steve was definitely one of the human races special souls. Though he may have been compelled to hold down a job for survival's sake, there...
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William Gerard Laethem

February 22, 1955 - July 27, 2016

William Gerard Laethem, "Bill," age 61, died at his home in Royal Oak, Michigan on Wednesday July 27, 2016. Bill was born February 22, 1955 in Detroit,Michigan, son of the late Henry A. Laethem and the late Leona L. (Nee: Reno) Laethem. Bill was raised in Detroit and attended Denby High School. Following his schooling, Bill went to work for his brother's gas station. Bill performed all...
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John Joseph Dombruski

April 23, 1966 - July 25, 2016

John Joseph Dombruski, age 50, died Monday, July 25, 2016 at his home in Warren. John was born April 23, 1966 in Highland Park to John Edmund and Helen Marie (nee: Stocker) Dombruski. Though it is now called Eastpointe, John was actually a native of the formerly named East Detroit where he was raised, received his education, and was a proud graduate of East Detroit High School. He was also...
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Lawrence George Konkel

October 1, 1930 - July 22, 2016

Lawrence George Konkel, age 85, died Friday, July 22, 2016 at the Stevensville Hospice Facility in Stevensville, Michigan. He was a longtime resident of Warren. Lawrence was born October 1, 1930 in Detroit, Michigan. With thanks and praise from a grateful nation, we pay homage to Lawrence for his service to our country during the Korean War era. Ultimately attaining the rank of Private First...
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David Richard Kanapsky, Jr.

October 18, 1984 - July 20, 2016

David Richard Kanapsky Jr., age 31, died Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at home. David was born October 18, 1984 in Lansing to Dianna L. (nee: Gauss) Rosser and the late David R. Kanapsky Sr. David was an avid outdoorsman who especially loved to hunt and fish. He would even tie his own flies for fly fishing. David spent several years living in Florida which helped to fuel his devotion for the...
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Helen E. Brown

November 21, 1937 - July 18, 2016

Helen E. Brown. age 78, died Monday, July 18, 2016 at home surrounded by her loving family. Helen was born November 21, 1937 in Detroit to the late George and the late Edith (nee Kalupa) Gough. Helen was the beloved wife of the late William. Dearest mother of William (Kim) Brown, Steven (Shelly) Brown, and Thomas (Ann-Marie) Brown. Loving sister of Marge Mergaert. Helen is also survived by 11...
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Arlene May Antoine

May 19, 1923 - July 16, 2016

Arlene May Antoine, age 93, died Saturday, July 16, 2016 at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren. Arlene was born May 19, 1923 in Detroit, daughter of the late Otto and the late Marie (nee: Mueller) Bier. Arlene was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother (to include both great & great-great grandchildren as well),...a wonderful matriarch to her large & loving family. Her happiest times in life...
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Thomas Alan Grady

September 17, 1962 - July 16, 2016

Thomas Alan Grady, age 53, died Saturday, July 16, 2016 at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak. Tom was born September 17, 1962 at Holy Cross Hospital in Detroit, son of the late Richard Joseph and the late Gladys Elaine (nee: Steiger) Grady. Tom was raised in Ferndale and graduated from Hazel Park High School. Following high school, Tom would find employment as a truck driver delivering...
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Honorata Wanda Dumon

January 1, 1929 - July 12, 2016

Honorata "Wanda" Dumon (Skolimowski), age 87, died Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at the Sanctuary at Bellbrook in Rochester Hills, Michigan. Wanda was born January 1, 1929 in Poland. Wanda's story begins with a reality that no child should have to endure, but endure she did,…not only as an orphan, but also as a Holocaust Survivor amidst the ravages of war. She was just a young, little Polish girl...
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Leocadia "Kathy" Schulte

June 24, 1945 - July 12, 2016

Leocadia "Kathy" Schulte, age 71 of Warren, died Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at McLaren Macomb Hospital in Mt. Clemens, Michigan. She was born June 24, 1945 in Germany, daughter of the late Joseph and the late Antonina (nee: Priatka) Szot. Possessing natural talents in graphic design and commercial art, Kathy's skills and expertise were realized in many projects at both the Fox Theater in Detroit,...
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Elizabeth Patricia Lear

September 24, 1924 - July 11, 2016

Elizabeth Patricia Lear, age 91, died Monday, July 11, 2016 at the American House Assisted Living in Sterling Heights, Michigan. Elizabeth was born September 24, 1924 in Detroit, daughter of the late George Calvet and the late Julia (nee: Cygan) Calvet. Elizabeth was raised in Detroit and graduated from St. Rose of Lima Catholic School on Detroit's lower east side. Following her schooling,...
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Floyd Jackson, Jr.

September 11, 1936 - July 10, 2016

Floyd Jackson Jr. was born on September 11, 1936 in Greenville, Mississippi, son of Bill and Edna Jackson. He died on Sunday, July 10, 2016 at the Autumn Woods Health Care Facility in Warren, Michigan. Floyd graduated from O'Bannon High School in Greenville, Mississippi. In the early 60's, he migrated to Detroit, Michigan and, in 1966, met the love of his life, Josephine Congress. On December...
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Ethan Tyler Sheets

December 29, 1997 - July 9, 2016

Ethan Tyler Sheets, age 18, died Saturday, July 9, 2016. Ethan was born December 29, 1997 in Lansing, Michigan. Ethan was raised primarily in Warren, Michigan under the loving guidance of his parents, Sandra and Roland Bell. Ethan attended Kennedy Elementary School, and later Lincoln Middle School in Warren where he excelled at all sports. Ethan not only played for his school's sports...
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Rita Lucille Csontos

March 5, 1933 - July 5, 2016

Rita Lucille Csontos, age 83 of Warren, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loved ones on July 5, 2016. Rita was born on March 5, 1933 in Detroit, daughter of the late James and the late Lucille (nee: Raymond) Arena. Rita Arena was just embarking upon her adult years when a dashing young man named James "Roy" Csontos would change her life forever. Following a friendship that led...
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Donna Marie Dobek

September 3, 1961 - July 3, 2016

Donna Marie Dobek, age 54 of Fraser, died Sunday, July 3, 2016 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren. She was born September 3, 1961 in Detroit, daughter of Loretta (nee: Sobieski), and the late Edward Dobek. Donna was the loving mother of Edward Christopher, dearest sister of Darlene (Donald) Peebles, and the beloved "bonus daughter" of William Parus. Cherished friend...
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Donna Marie Dobek

September 3, 1961 - July 3, 2016

Donna Marie Dobek, age 54 of Fraser, died Sunday, July 3, 2016 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren. She was born September 3, 1961 in Detroit, the beloved daughter of Loretta (nee: Sobieski) Dobek, and the late Edward Dobek. Donna was the loving mother of Edward Christopher, and dearest sister of Darlene (Donald) Peebles. Cherished friend and companion of Michael...
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Richard Allen Allport

September 26, 1952 - July 3, 2016

Richard Allen Allport. Age 63 of Warren, died Sunday, July 3, 2016 at his residence. He was born September 26, 1952 in Detroit, son of William A. and Mildred M. (nee: Eddy) Allport. Along with his English and Canadian ethnicity, Richard was also quite proud of his Indian heritage. Stemming in part from the Sault Ste. Marie area of Michigan, Richard's ancestry can be traced back to that of the...
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Donna Jean Scott

May 4, 1942 - July 2, 2016

Donna Jean Scott, age 74 of New Baltimore, died Saturday, July 2, 2016 at the Village of East Harbor in Chesterfield Township, Michigan. She was born May 4, 1942 in St. Clair Shores, daughter of the late David R. and the late Mary Ursula (nee: Smith) Broom. For her place in the working world, Donna was quite proud of the 15 years spent at Venture Industries, just one of the numerous companies...
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Shirley Ann Sekton

June 1, 1932 - June 29, 2016

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

April 22, 1945 - June 28, 2016

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

July 26, 1935 - June 28, 2016

Robert Frank McNeilly, age 80, a resident of Warren for over 52 years, died Tuesday June 28, 2016 at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren. Bob was born July 26, 1935 in Detroit, Michigan, son of the late Russell and the late Mary (nee: Baumgartner) McNeilly. Bob was raised in Detroit and graduated from Pershing High School. Following his schooling, Bob was called to duty to serve his country...
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Sandra Moninski Gosik

January 1, 1954 - June 27, 2016

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

March 2, 1932 - June 26, 2016

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

July 14, 1933 - June 26, 2016

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

October 8, 1926 - June 26, 2016

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

September 12, 1926 - June 22, 2016

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

April 12, 1990 - June 19, 2016

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

May 27, 1939 - June 18, 2016

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

August 4, 1938 - June 18, 2016

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

January 21, 1979 - June 16, 2016

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

December 10, 1931 - June 16, 2016

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

March 31, 1927 - June 16, 2016

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

June 30, 1934 - June 10, 2016

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

January 16, 1923 - June 9, 2016

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

November 13, 1964 - June 6, 2016

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

December 13, 1935 - June 5, 2016

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

September 3, 1930 - June 4, 2016

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

August 26, 1932 - June 4, 2016

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

April 2, 1928 - June 3, 2016

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

April 1, 1921 - June 3, 2016

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

November 22, 1923 - June 1, 2016

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

July 12, 1948 - May 31, 2016

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

April 27, 1926 - May 24, 2016

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

May 23, 2016

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

November 7, 1931 - May 21, 2016

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

June 26, 1934 - May 20, 2016

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

June 10, 1956 - May 20, 2016

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

September 14, 1927 - May 20, 2016

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

April 4, 1925 - May 20, 2016

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

January 7, 1931 - May 18, 2016

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

January 7, 1930 - May 18, 2016

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

April 20, 1935 - May 17, 2016

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

July 18, 1918 - May 17, 2016

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

August 2, 1946 - May 15, 2016

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

November 19, 1930 - May 14, 2016

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

November 9, 1968 - May 10, 2016

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

April 4, 1930 - May 9, 2016

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

January 18, 1928 - May 8, 2016

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

November 8, 1935 - May 7, 2016

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