Our Obituaries

Augustino "Augie" Lombardo

May 10, 1925 - November 20, 2014

Augustino "Augie" Lombardo, age 89 and longtime resident of Warren, Michigan, died Thursday, November 20, 2014 at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township, Michigan. Augustino was born May 10, 1925 in Detroit, Michigan, son of the late Pietro Lombardo and the late Leonarda (nee: Calabro) Lombardo. With thanks and praise from a grateful nation, we pay homage to Augie for his service to...
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Kolleen Denise Duffy

February 26, 1944 - November 16, 2014

Kolleen Denise Duffy, age 70, died Sunday, November 16, 2014 at St. John Macomb Oakland Hospital Macomb Center in Warren. She was born February 26, 1944 in Warren, Michigan to the late Dennis Duffy and the late Louise (nee: Rabideau) Duffy. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph D. UpChurch. Loving sister of Helen (the late Glen) O'Dell, and the late Paul (Dorothy), Douglas, Dennis,...
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Mary Davis

January 16, 1937 - November 16, 2014

DAVIS, MARY S. died November 16, 2016, she was 77 years of age. Mary was born January 16, 1937 in Howell to John and Helen Dydek (nee Szcoczarz). Mary was a member of the Polish Roman Catholic Union of America and the Orchard Lake Chapter #15, Women's Auxillary. She loved to travel, going for drives, casinos, swimming and scrath off lottery tickets, but most of all she enjoyed spending time...
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Raul Cantu

December 7, 1932 - November 15, 2014

Cantu, Raul M. died November 15, 2014,at his home he was 81. Raul was born December 7, 1932 in San Antonio, Texas to the late Lucia and Evangelina Cantu (nee Martinez). Mr. Cantu retired from General Motors. He loved to fish, hunt and play golf when he was younger. Mr. Cantu centered his life around his family. He would always make sure that all of his families needs were met. He was able...
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Robert A. Howells

May 1, 1954 - November 15, 2014

Robert Alan Howells, age 60, died Saturday, November 15, 2014 at the Martha T. Berry Medical Care Facility in Mt. Clemens. He was born May 1, 1954 in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, the son of the late Richard Howells and the late Leila (nee: Peterson) Howells. Robert was raised in Detroit and graduated from Finney High School in Detroit the class of 1972. Following his high school he enrolled at...
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Maryann Lesniak

December 30, 1948 - November 13, 2014

Maryann Lesniak, age 65 died unexpectedly November 13, 2014 at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren, Michigan. Maryann was born December 30, 1948 in Detroit Michigan the daughter of the late Anthony Retka and the late Mary (nee: Lelenek) Retka. Maryann was raised in Detroit and graduated from Osborn High School in Detroit. She later attended beauty school in Hamtramck. Maryann would meet...
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Lorraine Conrad

September 5, 1925 - November 13, 2014

Lorraine Vivian Conrad of Warren died peacefully on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at St. John Hospital in Detroit. She was 89. Lorraine was born September 5, 1925 in Detroit to the late Walter J. and Bernice Wenkoski (nee Kozlowski). She was the youngest of eight children, all of whom have preceded her in death. Lorraine grew up on Spencer Street in Detroit's 7 Mile / Van Dyke "Nortown"...
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Joan Elizabeth Olejasz

December 29, 1933 - November 12, 2014

Joan Elizabeth Olejasz (formerly Johnston and Hunt), went home to be with the Lord on November 12, 2014 surrounded by her loved ones. She was born December 29, 1933 in Croswell, Michigan to the late Wendell E. Morris and the late Mary Aldean (nee: Camm) Morris. She was the beloved wife of John. Dearest mother of Gordon (Carla) Johnston, Charlotte (Raymond) Tomaszewski, Richard Hunt, and...
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Donald Stanley Temrowski

September 27, 1935 - November 11, 2014

Donald S. Temrowski age 79 of Warren Michigan and Marco Island Florida, died November 11, 2014 at Naples Community Hospital in Naples Florida. Don fully expected to zip into the hospital and have his heart valve replaced and return to his winter home on Marco Island for his recuperation, however God had other plans for Him. Don was born September 27, 1935 in Detroit, Michigan the son of the...
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George Emery Rushton

June 10, 1948 - November 10, 2014

George Emery Rushton, age 66 of Clio, died Monday, November 10, 2014 at the Genesis Convalescent Center in Grand Blanc, Michigan. He was born June 10, 1948 in Detroit, son of the late John Charles and the late Blanche Clara (nee: Emery) Rushton. George was the beloved husband of Patricia, and dear father of George (Candace) Rushton, Thomas (Melissa) Rushton, and Christopher (April) Rushton....
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Raymond M. Brook

April 21, 1923 - November 10, 2014

Raymond Martin Brook, age 91, died on Monday, November 10, 2014 in Warren at St. John Macomb Oakland Hospital-Macomb Center. He was born April 21, 1923 to the late John Brzuchowski and the late Barbara (nee: Sokowski) Brzuchowski. Raymond grew up in Detroit and went to Holy Redeemer Grade School and Western High School. After graduation he continued on to the Detroit Institute of Technology...
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James Patrick Milne, Jr.

January 4, 1944 - November 9, 2014

James "Jim" Patrick Milne, age 70, died Sunday, November 9, 2014 in Clinton Township, Michigan. He was born January 4, 1944 in Palo Alto, California to the late James Milne, Sr. and the late Helen (nee: Warner) Milne. Longtime Business Owner of Jim's Florist in Warren. A longtime resident of Warren, it all began with his elementary years being spent at St. Anne's Catholic School, and...
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Russell Lyle Johnston

October 21, 1925 - November 7, 2014

Russell Lyle Johnston, age 89 of Center Line, passed away Friday, November 7, 2014 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren. He was born October 21, 1925 in Lakeview, Michigan, son of the late Lyle and the late Anna (nee: Moore) Johnston. A truly proud and hardworking man of German / English descent, Russ was born to Manly Lyle Johnston and Anna May Moore on October 21,...
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Lillian K. Repokis

March 30, 1930 - November 6, 2014

Lillian Katherine Repkois, age 84, died Thursday, November 6, 2014 at her home in Washington Township surrounded by her loving family. She was born March 30, 1930 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Nicholas Ulich and the late Mary (nee: Paijic) Ulich. She was the beloved wife of the late David. Loving mother David (Lori), Mari-Beth Rex, Daryl, and Donald (Robin Jordan) Repokis. Grandmother of...
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John Edward Dobroczynski

March 14, 1940 - November 6, 2014

Dobroczynski, John E. Passed away November 6, 2014 at the age of 74. Loving husband of Mary Lupe for 53 years, dear father of Paul (Jacqueline Dannis), Elizabeth Lewerenz, Racquel (Michael) Vlasak, John(Genevieve)and Alicia (Dent) Niggemeyer. Proud grandfather of Frederick, Veronica, Gabrielle, Joshua, Sidney, Marissa and John-Thomas. Brother of Daniel (Christine), Anna(Chester) Popko and...
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David Edwin Beste

March 11, 1956 - November 6, 2014

David Edwin Beste, age 58 and a lifetime resident of Warren, died Thursday, November 6, 2014 at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan. David was born March 11, 1956 in Detroit, Michigan, son of the late Lawrence Beste and the late Joan (nee: Salmoni) Beste. David was raised in Warren and graduated from Lincoln High School. He would later go to work for the Fitzgerald Public School...
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Florian Kosnik

March 2, 1932 - November 3, 2014

Kosnik, Florian F. November 3, 2014 at 82 years of age. Mr. Kosnik was born March 2, 1932 in Detroit to the late Anastazy and Angeline Kosnik (nee Gorzinski). Florian was a man of deep faith. He loved everyone and Jesus. He loved to write and preach Gods word. As a man of deep faith he would invite homeless people into his home. Mr. Kosnik taught at Regina High School for many years. ...
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Gertrude Laura Dawidowicz

November 17, 1925 - November 3, 2014

Gertrude Laura Dawidowicz, age 88 and longtime resident of Warren, Michigan, died Monday, November 3, 2014 at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren. Gertrude was born November 17, 1925 in Hamtramck, Michigan, daughter of the late Frank Bonk and the late Catherine (nee: Baluta) Bonk. Gertrude was raised in Hamtramck, Michigan and was quite a "Tom Boy" growing up. On one occasion, she even broke...
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Aaron Cauvin

April 27, 1999 - October 30, 2014

Aaron Thornton Cauvin on April 27, 1999 a bouncing baby boy came into the world and was named Aaron Thornton. It was a few years that God would send a mothering angel to care for him and his brother Nathaniel Lee. Dynelle Johnson loved and nurtured him, as he experienced growing pains and fought life's obstacles, reminding him to choose right and trust God. Aaron enjoyed playing football and...
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Frank A. Varlesi

January 22, 1922 - October 30, 2014

Frank Antonio Varlesi, age 92 of Sterling Heights, died Thursday, October 30, 2014 at his home. He was born January 22, 1922 in Detroit, son of the late Antonio and the late Maria (nee: Tiseo) Varlesi. Frank was a proud IBEW union man for 60 years and took great pleasure in introducing young men and women into the trade. He was a staunch believer in the rights of the working man and woman. He...
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Florence Adeline Dyrda

February 26, 1927 - October 30, 2014

Florence Adeline "Minnie" Dyrda, age 87, a resident of Warren, Michigan since 1960, died Thursday, October 30, 2014 at her home. Minnie was born February 26, 1927 in Monessen, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late Stanley Jackowski and the late Alice (nee: Mroz) Jackowski. Minnie was raised in Pennsylvania and, following her graduation from high school, decided to move to Michigan where her...
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Alex Powell

November 11, 1923 - October 28, 2014

Alex Powell, age 90 of Roseville, died Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at the Martha T. Berry Medical Care Facility in Mt. Clemens, Michigan. Alex was born November 11, 1923 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada to the late Nicholas and Mary Powell. Jacob was a brilliant Chemical Engineer who held many patents on Chemicals that he designed for the Industrial Chemical field. Alex not only designed and...
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Jacob David Miller

May 7, 1948 - October 28, 2014

Jacob David Miller, age 66 of Warren, died Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at St. John Hospital in Detroit. He was born May 7, 1948 in Detroit, son of the late Nedson and the late Marguerite (nee: Vaudrin) Miller. Jacob was a proud veteran of the US Army who served his country faithfully during the Vietnam War. Jacob worked for the City of Royal Oak from 1972 until his retirement in 2005. Jacob...
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Linda Louise Redmon

July 11, 1963 - October 27, 2014

Linda L. Redmon (nee: Crane), age 51, died suddenly October 27, 2014 at her home in Warren. Linda was born July 11, 1963 in Detroit, Michigan, daughter of the late Lee Crane and the late Carol (nee: Stevensen) Crane. Linda was raised in Roseville and graduated from Roseville's Brablec High School. Perhaps the most prominent aspect of Linda's favorite things would be enveloped by her love of...
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Anthony "Vic" Rohr

September 11, 1945 - October 26, 2014

Anthony Victor Rohr "Vic" – age 69, died Sunday, October 26, 2014 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren. He was born September 11, 1945 in Detroit, son of the late Anthony Aloysius and the late Barbara (nee: Minkley) Rohr. For the past 33 years, Vic has shared his life with Darlene,…the second woman to have swept him off his feet. With it being second marriages for...
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Anne Elizabeth Miller

May 26, 1942 - October 25, 2014

Anne Elizabeth Miller, age 72, a resident of Oak Park and formerly of Warren and Rochester, Michigan, died Saturday, October 25, 2014 at Providence Hospital in Southfield, Michigan. Anne was born May 26, 1942 in Aberdeen, Scotland, daughter of the late John MacDonald Findlay and the late Violet Trail Findlay. Anne was raised in Scotland and later came to the United States where she and her...
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Robert Henry Masta

January 4, 1929 - October 25, 2014

Robert Henry Masta, age 85 of Grosse Ile, Michigan, died Saturday, October 25, 2014 at the Applewood Nursing Center in Woodhaven, Michigan. He was born January 4, 1929 in Detroit, son of the late Henry and the late Violet (nee; Fouchey) Masta. In 1989, Robert's 38 years with the Detroit Fire Department came to an end when he decided to hang his hat for the last time and store his boots for...
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Wanda Moszkowski

September 22, 1922 - October 25, 2014

Wanda Moszkowski, age 92 of Clinton Township, died Saturday, October 25, 2014 at the Autumn Woods Health Care Facility in Warren. She was born September 22, 1922 in Hamtramck, Michigan, daughter of the late Frank and the late Catherine (nee: Nyos) Lasko. Wanda was the beloved wife of the late Edward, and dearest cousin of Joyce & Fred. She was the loving friend of Bob & Sheila Szlachcic, as...
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Alan Joseph Dubay

September 19, 1956 - October 24, 2014

Alan Joseph Raymond Dubay, "Al," passed away suddenly at his home on October 24, 2014. He was born September 19, 1956 in Highland Park, Michigan, son of Walter & Delphine (nee: Novak) Dubay. For those who knew this dynamic man, it came as no surprise the day he was elevated to Foreman at work. A longtime employee with the Chrysler Corporation, Alan worked hard to deserve that title, a moniker...
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Joseph James Sosnowski

November 23, 1946 - October 23, 2014

Joseph James Sosnowski, age 67 of Warren, died Thursday, October 23, 2014 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren. He was born November 23, 1946 in Detroit, son of Joseph Julius and the late Rosemarie (nee: Zimmel) Sosnowski. Very solitary,…very intelligent,…and quite the romantic, too. These are just three of the traits that define Joseph and his eclectic character....
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Donald Mrdjenovic Jr.

September 8, 1931 - October 23, 2014

Donald Mrdjenovic, Jr., age 83 and longtime resident of Warren, Michigan, died Thursday, October 23, 2014 at St. John Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. Donald was born September 8, 1931 in Wall, Pennsylvania, son of the late Donald Mrdjenovic and the late Violet (nee: Trbovic) Mrdjenovic. Donald moved to Michigan with his family as a young boy. As a young adult, he was inducted in the United...
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Eleanore Florence Polakowski

October 22, 1919 - October 21, 2014

Eleanore Florence Polakowski, age 94 of Sterling Heights and formerly of Hamtramck, Michigan, died Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at Beaumont Hospital in Troy, Michigan. Eleanore was born October 22, 1919 in Hamtramck, daughter of the late John Kusz and the late Mary (nee: Mozdzisz) Kusz. Born and raised in Hamtramck, Eleanore was a proud graduate of her hometown's esteemed St. Ladislaus Catholic...
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Lori Elizabeth Uteg

February 12, 1964 - October 19, 2014

Lori Elizabeth Uteg age 50 a lifetime resident of Warren Michigan died October 19, 2014 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Lori was born February 12, 1964 in Detroit Michigan the daughter of the late Henry Kraus and the late Mary (nee: Koenig) Kraus. Lori was raised in Warren and and attended Warren Woods Schools and later graduated from Hazel Park Schools Adult Education Program....
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John T. Miller

September 19, 1927 - October 16, 2014

John T. Miller age 87, born September 29, 1927 to the Reverend Paul F. Miller and Marie Dau Miller, died peacefully on October 16, 2014 at his home surrounded by his dear family. John was the beloved husband for 64 years to his wife Lila; and is the loving father of Karen, Eric (Dana), Kevin (Marti) and LilaJan (Roger Hibbs). Proud grandfather of Danielle, Nicole, David, Michele,...
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Bernard Arthur Jarvis, Jr.

May 12, 1954 - October 16, 2014

Bernard Arthur Jarvis, Jr. age 60, a lifetime resident of Mount Clemens and Harrison Township died suddenly October 16, 2014 at McLaren Macomb Hospital in Mount Clemens Michigan. Bernard was born May 12, 1954 in Mount Clemens the son of Bernard and Delores (nee: Austin) Jarvis. Bernard was raised in Mount Clemens and attended St. Louis Catholic School. Following his schooling he worked in...
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Edward Thomas Adamski

December 9, 1956 - October 11, 2014

Edward Thomas Adamski, age 57 and longtime resident of Royal Oak, Michigan, died Saturday, October 11, 2014 at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak. Edward was born December 9, 1956 in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Bernie (nee: Brzakowski), and the late Edward Adamski. Edward was raised in Detroit and attended St. Stanislaus Catholic School, and later graduated from Osborn High School in Detroit. ...
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Lillian Anne Gurski

April 18, 1920 - October 11, 2014

Lillian Anne Gurski, age 94 of Lake City, Michigan, and formerly of Warren, died Saturday, October 11, 2014 at home surrounded by her loved ones. She was born April 18, 1920 in Hamtramck, daughter of the late Stanley and the late Helen (nee; Pulawska) Zalewski. As a young woman, Lillian wasn't one to sit still. Being the responsible person she was, that meant finding gainful employment, which...
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Jane Nykiel

June 21, 1916 - October 10, 2014

Jane Nykiel, age 98 of Traverse City, died Friday, October 10, 2014 at home in the company of loved ones. She was born on June 21, 1916 in Hamtramck, daughter of the late Konstanty and the late Mary (nee; Rusek) Nykiel. A loving wife and mother, Jane found immense reward and happiness in her role as Homemaker. She poured the best part of herself into the care and nurturing of her husband and...
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Rose Marlene Kuzmicki

June 11, 1935 - October 5, 2014

Rose Marlene Kuzmicki, age 79, died Sunday, October 5, 2014 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren, Michigan. Marlene was born June 11, 1935 in Detroit, Michigan; daughter of Leon and Julie Dolesky (nee Rzeppa). Marlene was raised in Detroit and graduated from St. Anthony Catholic High School. While in high school, she relished giving the nuns a hard time along with...
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Eugenie Elaine Lossick

May 10, 1936 - October 3, 2014

Eugenie E. Lossick, "Jeanie," age 78, died Friday, October 3, 2014 at Beaumont Hospital in Troy, Michigan. Eugenie was born May 10, 1936 in Highland Park, Michigan, daughter of the late Stephen Farco and the late Hortense (nee: Stevens) Farco. Jeanie was raised in Detroit and graduated from Pershing High School. She worked for J.L. Hudson's Department Store in Detroit and later married. ...
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Sylvia Elizabeth Malecki

September 29, 1934 - October 3, 2014

Sylvia Elizabeth Malecki, age 80 of Warren, died October 3, 2014 at the Martha T. Berry Medical Care Facility in Mt. Clemens, Michigan. She was born September 29, 1934 in Trenton, New Jersey, daughter of the late Reverend Robert Laphew and the late Geneva (nee: Cubiac) Laphew. Sylvia was the dearest mother of Rick (Angie) Corbeil and Terry Malecki. Loving grandmother of Paula and Kevin Corbeil...
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Ethel Pearl Barretta

March 11, 1920 - October 2, 2014

Ethel Pearl Barretta, age 94, a longtime resident of Warren, died Thursday, October 2, 2014 at Autumn Woods Healthcare Facility in Warren, Michigan. Ethel was born March 11, 1920 in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. Ethel came to Michigan as a young woman and later married the love of her life, Donald Barretta. Ethel and Donald settled on the east side of Detroit where they would raise their three...
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Donna Louise Marl

July 21, 1928 - October 1, 2014

Donna Louise Marl, age 86 of New Baltimore, died Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at McLaren-Macomb Hospital in Mt. Clemens, Michigan. She was born July 21, 1928 in Detroit, daughter of the late James and the late Martha (nee: Siegrist) Marl. For many years, Donna worked for a glass company as their bookkeeper. Following her retirement, she sought and enjoyed post-career employment with the most...
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Margaret Louise Harris

April 12, 1928 - September 28, 2014

Margaret Louise Harris, age 86 of Harrison Township, died Sunday, September 28, 2014 at McLaren Macomb Hospital in Mt. Clemens, Michigan. She was born April 12, 1928 in Dalton, Georgia, daughter of the late William and the late Elizabeth (nee: Suiter) McDonald. It's been said,…"Life is about the dash." When thinking about that familiar symbol on a headstone between the date of birth and...
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Irene Elizabeth Les

April 19, 1925 - September 27, 2014

Irene Elizabeth Les, age 89 of Warren, died Saturday, September 27, 2014 surrounded by her loved ones at home. She was born April 19, 1925 in Hamtramck, Michigan, daughter of the late John and the late Mary (nee: Teper) Cencek. Irene was the beloved wife of the late Walter. Dear mother of Katherine (Reginald) Reh. Loving grandmother of Nancy (Devin) Wertz, and great-grandmother of Alexandra....
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Joseph Golick

April 14, 1959 - September 26, 2014

Joseph Golick, Sr., age 55 of Roseville, died Friday, September 26, 2014 at the Select Specialty Hospital in Mt. Clemens. He was born April 14, 1959 in Detroit, son of Edward and Myrtle (nee: Howard) Golick. Joseph was the beloved husband of Laura Ann (nee: Lage). Dearest father of Alan (Angel) Deplae, Joseph Jr. (Lisa) Golick, Nina Golick, Thomas (Brittany) Golick, Rebecca Golick, Krystal...
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Marcia Ann Maykowski

December 29, 1950 - September 26, 2014

Marcia A. Maykowski age 63, an 18 year resident of Warren,and formerly of Roseville, died September 26, 2014 at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren. Marcia was born December 29, 1950 in Detroit, Michigan, daughter of the late Henry Maykowski and the late Helen (nee: Pacler) Maykowski. Marcia was raised in Roseville and graduated from Roseville High School's Class of 1968. Following high...
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Klemens Kazaniecki

December 1, 1915 - September 24, 2014

Klemens Kazaniecki, age 98 and a longtime resident of Warren, Michigan died Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at Heartland Healthcare Rehabilitation facility in Sterling Heights, Michigan. Klemens was born in Poland and served in the Polish Army before becoming a Prisoner of War during the German occupation of Poland. Following the war Klemens worked in Germany to restore some of the...
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Donald J. MacGillivray

December 7, 1951 - September 23, 2014

Donald J. MacGillivray, age 62 of New Baltimore, died September 23, 2014 at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City, Michigan. He was born December 7, 1951 in Owosso, Michigan, son of the late William and Vivian MacGillivray. Though he was born further north of the Detroit area, Donald's family eventually relocated and settled in the growing community of East Detroit (now Eastpointe) where he...
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Lucinda Moore Mullins

July 2, 1915 - September 23, 2014

Lucinda Moore Mullins, age 99 of Warren. died Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at home. She was born July 2, 1915 in Dickinson County, Virginia to George and Elizabeth Moore (nee Stanley). For a period in her life, Lucinda was part of the workforce and was employed in a local pharmacy where she ultimately attained the role of Manager. Yet the most important and precious managerial role she ever...
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Charlene Mary VanSickle

September 29, 1943 - September 22, 2014

Charlene Mary VanSickle, age 70 of Warren, died Monday, September 22, 2014 at Beaumont Hospital in Troy. She was born September 29, 1943 in Detroit, daughter of the late Stanley and the late Mae (nee: Salkowski) Nowakowski. Along with caring for her family and managing the responsibilities of home, Charlene also spent some time in the workforce as a Stock Clerk and Cashier for the retail giant...
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Mercedes Helen Kowalczyk

September 20, 1927 - September 19, 2014

Mercedes Helen Kowalczyk (nee: Konczal), age 86, a longtime resident of St. Clair Shores, Michigan, died Friday, September 19, 2014 at her home in St. Clair Shores. Mercedes was born September 20, 1927 in Detroit, Michigan, daughter of the late Walter Konczal and the late Helen (nee: Schoenherr) Konczal. Mercedes was raised in Detroit and later went to work as the first female financial...
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Anthony Paul Cavallaro

July 5, 1970 - September 19, 2014

Anthony Paul Cavallaro, Sr., age 44 of Roseville, died Friday, September 19, 2014 at the Grosse Pointe Campus of Beaumont Hospital. He was born July 5, 1970 in Warren, the beloved son of Ralph Anthony and Carolyn Lee (nee: Bidinger) Cavallaro. In painting a picture of Tony, perhaps the most defining point would be how much "he loved people"…particularly those he held dear and drew close to...
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James Edgar Woodard

August 27, 1923 - September 16, 2014

James Edgar Woodard "Red," age 91 of Warren, died Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at the Autumn Woods Health Care Facility in Warren. He was born August 27, 1923 in Detroit, son of the late Otis and the late Catherine (nee: Mulcrone) Woodard. With thanks & praise from a grateful nation, we pay homage to James for his service to our country during World War II. As a soldier in our valiant United...
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Gregory Andrew Terrace

July 16, 1988 - September 15, 2014

Gregory A. Terrace, age 26, died September 15, 2014 at Warren Woods Health and Rehabilitation Center in Warren, Michigan. Greg was born July 16, 1988 at St. John Hospital in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Mark and Karen (nee: Nowack) Terrace. Greg was a lifelong warrior in his battle against cancer having been diagnosed at age 5 with medulloblastoma. Always optimistic, he lived his life to...
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Genowefa Gdyra

February 14, 1922 - September 14, 2014

Genowefa Gdyra, age 92 of Center Line, died Sunday, September 14, 2014 at Harper University Hospital in Detroit. She was born February 14, 1922 in Poland, daughter of the late Michael and the late Veronica (nee: Tofel) Brzezicki. Like many proud, Polish matriarch's, Genowefa's talents and skills in the kitchen were not only evident, but appreciated by all who were blessed to sit around her...
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Edward Stanley Skiba

September 11, 2014

Edward Stanley Skiba, age 93 of Roseville, died Thursday, September 11, 2014 at McLaren Macomb Hospital in Mt. Clemens. He was born August 21, 1921 in Hamtramck, son of the late Julius and the late Anna (nee: Panek) Skiba. Edward was the beloved husband of Blanche for 67 years. Dear father of Randy Skiba and Claire (Thomas) Schmitz . Edward retired from Michigan Bell Telephone. Edward...
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Brandon Michael Taylor

August 23, 1983 - September 10, 2014

Brandon "B" Taylor, Age 31, died September 10, 2014. Brandon was born August 23, 1983 in Warren, Michigan, the son of John Brian Taylor and Synthia Marie Miller. Brandon was raised in East Detroit, Center Line, and primarily on the eastside of Detroit. He worked as a plumber and a tattoo artist. When Brandon was young, he enjoyed fishing and snow skiing. Later in life he loved riding the...
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Helen Butler

July 7, 1928 - September 9, 2014

Helen Butler, age 86 of Warren, died Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at the Autumn Woods Health Care Facility in Warren. She was born on July 7, 1928 in Milburn, Kentucky, daughter of the late Leslie Bryant and the late Eula Mae (nee; Samples) Tackett. For many years, Helen was employed as a clerk in the retail industry. When she wasn't working away from home, she diligently worked inside her home...
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Linda M. Dauffenbach

March 14, 1952 - September 9, 2014

Warm and loving are some of the first things that come to mind when most of us think of Linda. Kind, caring, and deeply thoughtful, she endeared herself to everyone she came in contact with. Over the years she developed strong friendships and relationships with those she met, most of which lasted for many, many years, as so many can attest to. Linda was born in 1952 to Shirley and Carl Walker...
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Edward John Osak

September 4, 1924 - September 8, 2014

Edward John Osak "Ozzie" age 90 a longtime resident of Warren, Michigan died Monday September 8, 2014 at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township, Michigan. Edward was born September 4, 1924 in Detroit Michigan the son of the late John and Lottie (nee: Grzymkowski) Osak. Ed was raised in Hamtramck and attended St. Ladislaus High School, however protecting his country came first...
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J. Patricia Prue

November 2, 1930 - September 8, 2014

J. Patricia Prue, age 83 of Roseville, died Monday, September 8, 2014 at the Sanctuary at Fraser Villa in Fraser, Michigan. She was born November 2, 1930 in Detroit to Harry and Alice (nee: Gernon) Reybuck. She married Arthur W. Prue Sr. on January 17, 1953, and leaves him to cherish her memory. Dear mother of Theresa (Gary) Kessler, Heidi (Anibal) Cazal, Nancy (the late Danny) Lamers, and...
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Elizabeth "Betty" Hafeli

November 11, 1927 - September 7, 2014

Elizabeth Jean Hafeli, "Betty," age 86 and longtime resident of Center Line, Michigan, died Sunday, September 7, 2014 at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township. Betty was born November 11, 1927 in Detroit, Michigan, daughter of the late Howard Jeffers and the late Frances (nee: Wolkins) Jeffers. Betty was raised in Detroit and graduated from East Commerce in Detroit. As a young woman...
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Richard Theophilus Wolas

March 6, 1926 - September 5, 2014

Richard Theophilus Wolas, age 88 of Warren, died Friday, September 5, 2014 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren. He was born March 6, 1926 in Hamtramck to Walter and Josephine (nee: Kowelewski) Wolas. Rchard married the love of his life, Eleanor Kopera on July 3, 1954, with whom he went on to share the next 40 wonderful years of marriage until her passing in 1954. In...
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Rita Grace Wisniewski

July 10, 1922 - September 5, 2014

Rita Grace Wisniewski, age 92 of Warren, died Friday, September 5, 2014 at the Autumn Woods Health Care Facility in Warren. She was born July 10, 1922 in Detroit to Adam and Rose (nee: Makowski) Szczesny. Rita was a longtime member of St. Sylvester Catholic Church, singing in the Choir there for many years. She enjoyed boating and an occasional trip to the casino. Rita was blessed with 92...
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Georgann Accettola

May 27, 1939 - September 2, 2014

Georgann Accettola, age 75 of Warren, died Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at her daughter's home surrounded by her loving family. A loving wife, mother and grandmother, one of her most profound traits was enveloped by her "passionate" nature. Georgann possessed a passion for her family that was unmatched by any other, and it all began in 1957. It was then that the story of her family took wing...
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Florence Eleanor Chmielewski

May 24, 1930 - September 2, 2014

Florence Eleanor Chmielewski, age 84 of Utica, died Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at Beaumont Hospital in Troy. Florence was born May 24, 1930 in Detroit to Joseph and Amelia Piechowski. On a glorious day in 1957, Florence's life was enhanced and blessed as she joined her beloved Joseph in marriage and began their journey as husband & wife,…and union that would find them enjoying the next 52...
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Paul Joseph Colombo

January 27, 1978 - September 1, 2014

Paul Joseph Colombo, age 36 and former resident of Rochester and Clinton Township, died Monday, September 1, 2014 in Scottsdale, Arizona. He was born January 27, 1978 in Warren, Michigan. For a career path, Paul chose the people-friendly environments of both the Hospitality and Movie industries. With his handsome looks and engaging personality, both fields were simply a natural fit for Paul,...
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Ethel Jean Schwartz

August 13, 1929 - August 31, 2014

Ethel Jean Schwartz – "Pudge," age 85 of Warren, died Sunday, August 31, 2014 at St. John Hospital in Detroit. She was born August 13, 1929 in Detroit, daughter of the late Elmer and the late Irene (nee: Schumaker) Kiel. We all have our own stories to tell, but one of Ethel's definitely wins the prize for most compelling. Not just once, but twice,…she lived to tell about the unimaginable...
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Mary "Marsh" Omela

August 3, 1924 - August 31, 2014

Mary "Marsh" Omela (nee: Skowron), age 90, died August 31, 2014 at the American House of Sterling Heights, Michigan. Mary was born August 3, 1924, daughter of the late Anthony and Thecla Skowron. Mary resided in Hamtramck for many years and retired as Hamtramck's first police woman. She was devoted to her family, her Polish heritage and her catholic faith. Mary was the beloved wife of...
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Eileen Margaret Kennedy

November 9, 1941 - August 31, 2014

Eileen Margaret Kennedy, age 72 of Warren, died Sunday, August 31, 2014 at McLaren-Macomb Hospital after a lengthy illness. Eileen was born November 9, 1941 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada to Leo & Eva Helen (nee: Farr) Kennedy. Eileen moved to Michigan in 1965 at the young age of 24 years old. After securing a job at Cottage Hospital in Grosse Pointe Farms, she would go on to spend the next 29...
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Eleanor Margaret Kaltz

April 3, 1920 - August 29, 2014

Eleanor Margaret Kaltz, age 94 of Warren, died Friday, August 29, 2014 at Beaumont Hospital in Troy. She was born April 3, 1920 in Erin Township, Michigan, daughter of the late Rollie and the late Loretta (nee: Denryter) Vandenbossche. For this loving homemaker and Mom who spent countless hours working her magic in the kitchen preparing those delicious family meals over the years, it just...
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Ernest S. Hallman

August 4, 1926 - August 28, 2014

Ernest S. Hallman, age 88 of Warren, died Thursday, August 28, 2014 at home. He was born August 4, 1926 in Detroit, son of the late August and the late Mary (nee: Piotrowski) Hallman. With thanks & praise from a grateful nation, we pay homage to Ernest for his service to our country as a sailor in the United States Navy. A period which spanned over 22 years, he was an integral part of the...
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Myra Joan Rodgers

March 30, 1932 - August 28, 2014

Myra Joan Rodgers, age 82 of Warren, died Thursday, August 28, 2014 at her home surrounded by loved ones. She was born March 30, 1932 in Hamtramck, daughter of the late Stanley J. and the late Helen (nee: Paul) Rodgers. Coming from a devout Catholic family, Myra's parents wanted to assure their daughter the finest education, right from the beginning, so they enrolled her in Catholic school...
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Laurence Patrick Kiely

March 12, 1940 - August 24, 2014

Laurence Patrick Kiely "Larry," age 74 of Center Line, died August 24, 2014 at home. Larry was born March 12, 1940 in Detroit, son of the late James J. Kiely and the late Mary Ellen (nee: Kelly) Kiely. Larry was raised in Detroit and graduated from St. Francis de Sales Catholic High School. Following school, Larry served our great country as a sailor in the United States Navy during the...
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Jeanette Rumptz

December 19, 1933 - August 23, 2014

Jeanette Rumptz, age 80 of Metamora, and her beloved dog Chase, died tragically on Saturday, August 23, 2014 in Lapeer, MI. She was born December 19, 1933 in Balkan, Kentucky, daughter of the late Thomas Bradford Williams and the late Stella (Chaffin) Williams. Jeanette was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Donald Joseph Rumptz, daughter, Belinda Ann Rumptz, and son, Mark Thomas...
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Jane Fraser Rayburn

June 28, 1949 - August 22, 2014

Jane Fraser Rayburn, age 65 of Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan, died Friday, August 22, 2014 at home after a long illness. She was born June 28, 1949 in Highland Park, daughter of the late William Bishop Rayburn Sr., and the late Rita Pauline (nee: Fraser) Rayburn. Ms. Rayburn is survived by three siblings, Rita Ryan of Acton, CA, William B. Rayburn, Jr. and Margaret Mary Rayburn, both of...
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Mildred Shirley Kruemmer

July 12, 1921 - August 21, 2014

Mildred Shirley Kruemmer, age 93 of Warren, died August 20, 2014 in Caseville, Michigan. She was born on July 12, 1921 in Detroit, daughter of the late Gilbert and the late Mildred (nee: Barba) Pierron. Mildred was the beloved wife of the late Joseph. Dear mother of Marlene (the late Tim) Milligan, Margaret (David) Muss, Kathleen (Mark) Moninski, Ann (the late Dennis Blackwell) Schultz,...
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Alice Elisabeth Grieshaber

October 20, 1931 - August 20, 2014

Alice Elisabeth Grieshaber, age 82 of Sterling Heights, died Wednesday, August 20, 2014 surrounded by her loved ones at home. She was born October 20, 1931 in Detroit, daughter of the late George and the late Harriet (nee: Taft) Savage. Following her high school years, Alice sought to continue her path toward knowledge and headed to Lansing to join the throngs of the Green & White where she...
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William Norris Sullivan

September 3, 1917 - August 18, 2014

William Norris Sullivan, age 96 of Hemet, California, and formerly of Warren, died Monday, August 18, 2014 at the Menifee Valley Hospital in Hemet. He was born September 3, 1917 in Ellistown, Mississippi, son of the late William Riley and the late Eunice Frances (nee: Speck) Sullivan. William was the beloved husband of the late Gertrude. Dear father of Terrence (Jo Ann) Sullivan and Kathleen ...
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Paul Nicholas Khoury

May 15, 1952 - August 18, 2014

Paul Nicholas Khoury, age 62 of Fraser, died August 18, 2014 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren. He was born May 15, 1952 in Detroit, son of the late Edmond and the late Rita (nee: Chiverton) Khoury. Paul was the dear father of Jonathan, Kristina, Phillip, and Michelle. Loving brother of Carolyn (John) Bicsak, Peter (Diane), Michael (Jean), the late Mary, and the...
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Cecilia Mary Wrobel

January 20, 1914 - August 17, 2014

Cecilia Mary Wrobel, age 100 of Warren, died Sunday, August 17, 2014 at the Angelic Foster Care Center in Warren, her residence for the past 5 years. She was born January 20, 1914 in Detroit, daughter of the late Joseph and the late Bernice (nee: Troczynski) Gladkowski. It's pretty much common knowledge that people are living longer, but Cecilia's longevity still exists within the minority of...
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Zygmunt Przybyl

May 1, 1956 - August 17, 2014

Zygmunt Przybyl, age 58 of Detroit, died Sunday, August 17, 2014 at Detroit Receiving Hospital. He was born May 1, 1956 in Poland, son of the late Jan and the late Jadwiga (nee: Brodzinski) Przybyl. Just nine more days…and Zygmunt would have been sharing an anniversary dinner with his bride of 36 years, Barbara. After over three years of courting and wooing, it was on August 26, 1978,...
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Olga Amelia Evacko

February 5, 1918 - August 16, 2014

Olga Amelia Evacko, age 96 of St. Clair Shores, died Saturday, August 16, 2014 at home. She was born February 5, 1918 in Portage, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late Joseph and Veronica Tollus. Olga was the beloved wife of the late Rudolph, and the dear mother of Patricia (James) Oleksinski and the late Rosemary Stockfish. She was the loving grandmother of David (Kristin) Farnan, Daniel Paul...
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Donald Norman Stempniewski

March 4, 1939 - August 16, 2014

Donald Norman Stempniewski, age 75 of Chesterfield, died Saturday, August 16, 2014 at the McLaren Macomb Hospital in Mt. Clemens, Michigan. He was born March 4, 1939 in Hamtramck, son of the late Joseph and the late Rose (nee: Rybarczyk) Stempniewski. With thanks & praise from a grateful nation, we pay homage to Donald for his service to our country as a soldier in the United States Army. A...
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Michael Joseph Meyer

January 8, 1957 - August 15, 2014

Michael Joseph Meyer, age 57 of Sault Ste. Marie, died Friday, August 15, 2014 at the Warren Woods Health & Rehabilitation Center in Warren, Michigan. He was born January 8, 1957 in Detroit, son of the late Herbert Joseph and the late Luella Doris (nee: Denomme) Meyer. Michael was the loving brother of Michelle (Paul) Hern, Carolyn (Gordon MacOwan) Meyer, and Barbara Meyer. Dearest uncle of...
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John Joseph Schoeberle

May 15, 1934 - August 14, 2014

John Joseph Schoeberle, age 80, a resident of Warren, Michigan, died Thursday, August 14th, 2014 at home surrounded by his loving family. John "Joe" was born in 1934 in Shipman, Macoupin County, Illinois, son of the late Sylvester and the late Nora Schoeberle. Joe was raised in Illinois and received college degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana, and a...
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Genevieve Frances Sikorski

August 21, 1926 - August 12, 2014

Genevieve Frances Sikorski, age 87, a resident of Sterling Heights and formerly of Detroit, Michigan, died Tuesday August 12, 2014 at home surrounded by her loving family. Genevieve was born August 21, 1926 in Detroit, daughter of the late Albert Stec and the late Anna (nee: Kurys) Stec. Genevieve was raised in Detroit and attended Resurrection Catholic School and later, Northeastern High...
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Virginia Michela Sudomier

January 20, 1926 - August 11, 2014

Virginia Michela Sudomier, age 88 of Grosse Pointe Woods, died Monday, August 11, 2014 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren. She was born January 20, 1926 in Detroit, daughter of the late Joseph and the late Assunta (nee: Dascoli) Grimaldi. Virginia was the beloved wife of the late Thaddeus. Dearest mother of James (Judith) Sudomier, and Sandra. Loving grandmother of...
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Joyce Ann Peck

June 30, 1947 - August 9, 2014

Joyce Peck, age 67 of Warren, and formerly of Algonac, Michigan, died Saturday, August 9, 2014 at Autumn Woods Healthcare Facility in Warren. She was born Joyce Ann Smith, June 30, 1947 in Detroit, Michigan, daughter of the late John Smith and the late Josephine (nee: Barlow) Smith. Joyce was raised in Birmingham, Michigan, and graduated from Birmingham Groves High School. She later...
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Alice Theresa Bernier

February 12, 1929 - August 9, 2014

Alice Theresa Bernier, age 85 of Royal Oak, died August 9, 2014 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Pontiac. Alice was born February 12, 1929 in Detroit to Stefan and Mary (nee: Lamprecht) Adamski. Alice was the dear mother of Paul (Darlene) Bernier, Diane (Robert) Fehan, Stephan (Lynne) Bernier, Louis Bernier, Barbara (Michael) Cebulski, and Mark (Diane) Bernier. Loviing grandmother of Joy ...
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Donald Michael Kosin

November 2, 1948 - August 7, 2014

Donald Michael Kosin, age 65 of East China Township, died Thursday, August 7, 2014 at home. He was born November 2, 1948 in Hamtramck, son of the late Joseph and the late Catherine (nee: Krempasky) Kosin. With thanks & praise from a grateful nation, we pay homage to Donald for his service to our country as a sailor in our great United States Navy during the Vietnam War. Answering the call to...
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Bryan Keith Nowicki

August 27, 1960 - August 6, 2014

Bryan Keith Nowicki, age 53 of St. Clair Shores, died Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at St. John Hospital in Detroit. He was born August 27, 1960 in Farmington Hills, Michigan, son of Robert Sr. (Debbie) and the late Eva K. (nee: Halso) Nowicki. We've all heard the phrase, "STRONG-LIKE-BULL,"…and it's a moniker that Bryan truly lived up to and wore proudly. With a will as strong as steel, he was...
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Elizabeth Alice Bieniek

January 1, 1948 - August 5, 2014

Elizabeth Alice Bieniek, age 66, died August 5, 2014 at St. John Macomb Hospital-Macomb Center in Warren, Michigan. She was born January 1, 1948 in Royal Oak, Michigan to the late Franklin Frisk and Patricia (nee:Johnson) Frisk. Following her high school years, Elizabeth's sights were set on expanding her education and knowledge, so she decided to attend Madonna University where she attained...
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Joseph Hauswirth

January 13, 1929 - August 4, 2014

Joseph Lawrence Hauswirth, age 85 of Sterling Heights, died Monday, August 4, 2014 at St. John Hospital in Detroit. He was born January 13, 1929 in Detroit, son of the late Joseph Jacob and the late Rose (nee: Frydrych) Hauswirth. With thanks & praise from a grateful nation, we pay homage to Joseph for his service to our country during the Korean War. Having attained the rank of Machinist Mate...
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Henrietta Martha Zalewski

July 29, 1928 - August 2, 2014

Henryka Martha Zalewski "Henrietta," age 86 of Detroit, died Saturday, August 2, 2014 surrounded by her loved ones at the Cambridge East Healthcare Center in Madison Heights. She was born July 29, 1928 in Hamtramck, daughter of the late Casmere and the late Regina (nee: Doda) Papuga. Along with her tasks as housewife and homemaker, Henrietta also kept quite busy in the work she did outside of...
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Katherine Anna Ritter

April 5, 1923 - July 30, 2014

Katherine A. Ritter, age 91 of Fraser, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at the Father Murray Nursing Center in Center Line, Michigan. She was born April 5, 1923 in Grindstone City, Michigan, daughter of the late Anthony and the late Anna Englehart. For those who knew Katherine, they'll be able to attest to what a great sense of humor she possessed and how often she loved to play the part of a...
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Dolores Mary de Galleford

May 18, 1930 - July 30, 2014

Dolores Mary de Galleford, age 84 of Fraser, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at the Church of Christ Assisted Living Center in Clinton Township, Michigan. She was born on May 18, 1930 in Detroit, daughter of the late Michael and the late Anna (nee: Pilkowski) Pieczynski. With thanks & praise from a grateful nation, we pay homage to Dolores for her service to our country as a soldier in the U.S....
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Stanley Michael Michalik

July 27, 2014

Stanley M. Michalik, age 87, died Saturday, July 26, 2014. He was born January 28, 1927 in Pinconning, Michigan. He was a proud employee with the Chrysler Corporation where he worked as a painter for many years until his well-deserved retirement. Stanley lived a long and happy life which was blessed with good health for a great many years, much of which is a testament to his strong work ethics...
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Eugene Bruno Redlin

January 8, 1946 - July 27, 2014

Eugene "Gene" B. Redlin, age 68, died July 27, 2014 at St. John Macomb Oakland Hospital - Macomb Center in Warren, Michigan. He was born January 8, 1946 to the late George Redlin and the late Gertrude (nee: Gabrysh) Redlin. Gene was the beloved husband of the late Evonne. Dear brother of Gerald Redlin. Loving stepfather of Ronald Nowak and step-grandfather of Vincent Nowak. Brother-in-law of...
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