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Joanne Rita Slis

September 9, 1924 - May 26, 2015

Joanne Rita Slis, age 90, died Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at her home in Sterling Heights. Joanne was born September 9, 1924 in Detroit, daughter of the late Frank and the late Rose (nee: Dresden) Otrompke. A loving homemaker & caregiver, Joanne poured the best parts of herself into nurturing the love of her soulmate, her children, and ultimately her precious grandchildren,...all of whom held a...
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Zeyn Nasut Uzman

July 16, 1927 - May 24, 2015

Zeyn Nasut Uzman, age 87. Beloved husband of Ayten, who proceeded him in death, He is survived by his brother Culmut; sons Akif (Amy) Uzman and Zeyn (Debra) Uzman; grandchildren, Jacob and Seth Uzman; and his precious feline companion, Rascal. Nasut was born July 16, 1927 in Istanbul, Turkey. Nasut was one of five children of Mazhar and Saadat Uzman. His father started the first Psychiatric...
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Timothy Glennon Connors

March 5, 1961 - May 23, 2015

Timothy Glennon Connors, age 54, died suddenly Saturday, May 23, 2015 from injuries sustained during a motorcycle accident in Rochester, Michigan. Timothy was born March 5, 1961 at St. John Hospital in Detroit, Michigan, son of the late Robert Glennon Connors and the late Virginia Lee (nee: Landgraf) Connors. "Tim", as everyone knew him, was raised on the eastside, primarily in Grosse Pointe....
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Lois Fassbender

November 1, 1930 - May 22, 2015

Lois Fassbender, age 84 of Warren, died Friday, May 22, 2015 at her home. She was born November 1, 1930 in Warren, daughter of the late Charles and the late Mildred (nee: Chandler) Glueck. Lois was a hard working woman who wielded her expertise as a secretary in the trucking industry. But her best work was that which came from her creative side, the work she did with her hands and shared with...
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Nancy Lucille Sayers

June 24, 1940 - May 22, 2015

Nancy Lucille Sayers, age 74 of Roseville, died Friday, May 22, 2015 at McLaren Macomb Hospital in Mt. Clemens, Michigan. She was born June 24, 1940 in Detroit, daughter of the late Edward and the late Lema L. (nee: Cates) Boskee. As a laborer in the automotive production trades, Nancy was a dedicated and loyal worker who gave the best of her efforts to earn some of those special moments in...
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Margaret Ann Hackel

July 18, 1923 - May 22, 2015

Margaret A. Hackel, age 91, died Friday, May 22, 2015 at her home in Warren, Michigan. Margaret was born July 18, 1923 in Detroit, Michigan and called the Detroit and Warren areas home her entire life. Margaret was raised and educated in Detroit and later married William Hackel on November 9, 1940. The two celebrated 60 years of marriage before William's death in 2001. During their 60 years...
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Kenneth Dale Confer

March 28, 1954 - May 21, 2015

Kenneth D. Confer, age 61 and lifetime resident of Warren, died Thursday, May 21, 2015 in Troy, Michigan. Kenneth was born March 28, 1954 in Detroit, son of Phyllis (Schnurr) and the late Donald Confer. By trade, Kenneth was an electrical engineer. In the earlier days of his career, he enjoyed taking his expertise to many places around the globe. With skills that can be shared such as his,...
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Anna Elizabeth Chambors

May 20, 1920 - May 19, 2015

Anna Elizabeth Chambors, age 94, died Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at Botsford Hospital in Farmington Hills, Michigan. Anna died just one day shy of her 95th birthday. She was born May 20, 1920 in Bardejove, Czechoslovakia, daughter of the late Joseph J. and the late Suzanna (nee: Kendra) Martin. Anna emigrated to the United States when she was 17 years of age and eventually settled in Detroit,...
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Betty Ann Durecki

September 16, 1944 - May 19, 2015

Betty Ann Durecki, age 70 of Warren, died Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at Sanctuary at the Abbey in Warren, Michigan. She was born September 16, 1944 in Highland Park, Michigan, daughter of the late Victor Wienckowski and the late Dorothy (nee: Krajenka) Wienckowski. Betty's career choice was a special one, indeed. Her commute was a breeze as it never meant going any further than the salon in her...
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Gregory Joseph Horsch

January 23, 1952 - May 18, 2015

Gregory Joseph Horsch, age 63 of Warren, died Monday, May 18, 2015 at St. John Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. He was born January 23, 1952 in Detroit, Michigan, son of the late Oliver J. Horsch and the late Virginia (nee: Kowalski) Horsch. When he was on-the-job, Greg was tooling around as a food service delivery driver. But just ask Greg and he would have told you that his favorite work was...
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Leona Rita Krajnik

April 1, 1923 - May 18, 2015

Leona Rita Krajnik, age 92 and longtime resident of Warren, Michigan, died Monday, May 18, 2015 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren. Leona was born April 1, 1923 in Detroit, Michigan, daughter of the late William Suminski and the late Martha (nee: Schomberg) Suminski. Leona was raised and educated in the city of Detroit. Following school, she went to work for a short...
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Carole Anne Henkel

May 7, 1934 - May 17, 2015

Carole Anne Henkel, age 81 of Sterling Heights, died Sunday, May 17, 2015 at Beaumont Hospital in Troy. She was born May 7, 1934 in River Rouge, Michigan, daughter of the late Clayton and the late Mildred (nee: Paddock) Beck. Carole was the oldest of 6 kids, all of whom grew up in the quaint shoreline city of St. Clair Shores. For 26 years, she worked in the Deli Department at Chathams Grocery...
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Eugene Thomas Gisler

September 22, 1933 - May 16, 2015

Eugene Thomas Gisler, age 81, died Saturday, May 16, 2015 at his home in Warren. Eugene was born September 22, 1933 in Spangler, Pennsylvania, son of the late Stanley and the late Marie (nee: Beltowski) Gisler. Eugene was raised in the small coal mining town of Spangler, Pennsylvania. Upon graduation from high school, he spent the next 3 months working in a local coal mine until he received...
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Walter Kemp

April 22, 1915 - May 15, 2015

Walter Kemp, age 100, died Friday, May 15, 2015 at his home in Warren, Michigan, surrounded by his loving family. Walter was born April 22, 1915 in Lee, Pennsylvania, son of the late Ignatz Kempinski and the late Katherine (nee: Sudol) Kempinski. Walter was raised in Pennsylvania and later worked in the coal mines until other employment opportunities arose with work in Michigan. Walter moved...
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J.D. Shuttleworth

November 27, 1921 - May 14, 2015

J.D. Shuttleworth, age 93 of Roseville, died Thursday, May 14, 2015 surrounded by his loved ones at his daughter's residence in San Jose, California. He was born November 27, 1921 in New Haven Township, Michigan, son of the late Robert and the late Kate (nee: Morse) Shuttleworth. Little do we know how our families are going to impact our hearts and lives, but this Director's life will never be...
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Mark Arthur Gieseking

October 14, 1957 - May 13, 2015

Mark Arthur Gieseking, age 57 of Grosse Pointe Woods, died Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at St. John Hospital in Detroit. He was born October 14, 1957 in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan, son of the late Harry and the late Arleen (nee: Staschke) Gieseking. An Electronic Technician by trade, some of Mark's most treasured down time was enjoyed in the splendor and beauty of Michigan's outdoors. He found...
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James Edward Meyers, PhD

October 14, 1929 - May 12, 2015

Dr.James Edward Meyers, PhD, age 85 of Warren, died Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at home in the company of his loved one's. He was born October 14, 1929 in Detroit, son of the late Julius and the late Christine (nee: Combs) Meyers. James experienced many shining moments in his life, but none that compared to the radiance of his bride, Rose's face on the day they were married. It was a love story that...
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Mary Martha Novotny

July 5, 1917 - May 9, 2015

Mary Martha Novotny, age 97 of West Branch, died Saturday, May 9, 2015 at The Brook Nursing Home in West Branch. She was born July 5, 1917 in Whitney, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late Francis and the late Mary (nee: Makar) Tandaric. She was the beloved wife of the late Valentine. Dear mother of Evelyn Migda and Janet Novotny. Sister of Elizabeth McGuire and Cecilia Tandaric. Loving...
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Domenico Orsini

June 17, 1923 - May 7, 2015

Domenico Orsini, age 91 of Sterling Heights, died Thursday, May 7, 2015 at the Sanctuary at the Abbey in Warren, Michigan. He was born June 17, 1923 in Guardia Piemontese, Italy, son of the late Raffaele and the late Maria (nee: Condino) Orsini. A native of Italy, Domenico loved his motherland and left a large part of his heart there upon emigrating to the United States of America. Yet this is...
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Nancy Lee Scheringer

September 8, 1946 - May 6, 2015

Nancy Lee Scheringer, age 68 of Warren, died Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren. She was born September 8, 1946 in Detroit, daughter of the late James and the late Ida (nee; Lehto) Mathers. Nancy was the beloved wife of the late Frank. Dearest mother of James. Sister of the late Mary Campbell, and cousin & "special sister" of Barbara Knox. She...
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Angeline Buccellato

May 15, 1921 - May 6, 2015

Angeline Buccellato, age 93, died Wednesday, May 6, 2015, a resident of Sanctuary at Bellbrook in Rochester Hills, Michigan. She was born May 15, 1921 in Detroit, daughter of the late Joseph and the late Antoinette (nee: Ruggero) Buccellato. In 1931, at the young age of 10, Angie received her first communion. Eight years later, this strapping young woman would graduate from Detroit's...
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Michele Renee Little

May 28, 1955 - May 5, 2015

Michele Renee Little, Age 59, died Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at her home in Warren surrounded by her loving family. Michele was born May 28, 1955 in Detroit, daughter of Helen (nee: Zerio) Gregoire and the late Edgar Gregoire. As a young child, Michele was raised in the Roman Catholic Church. Her religion comforted she and her family throughout her entire life. Michele found pleasure in the simple...
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Richard John DeGain

October 23, 1947 - May 5, 2015

Richard John DeGain, age 67, a resident of Warren, Michigan, died Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at Henry Ford Hospital in West Bloomfield, Michigan following a long hard-fought battle against Parkinson's Disease. Richard was born October 23, 1947 in Detroit, Michigan, son of the late Donald P. DeGain and the late Frances (nee: Wesoloski) DeGain. Richard was raised in Royal Oak where he attended...
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Evelyn Rose Clark

November 19, 1932 - May 5, 2015

Evelyn Rose Clark, age 82, died Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township Michigan. Evelyn was born November 19, 1932 in Detroit, Michigan, the third child of Vincenzo and Maria (nee: Massechia) DiMeo. Evelyn's parents met in a little town on the outskirts of Rome. Her parents moved to the United States, and eventually to Michigan, around the year 1920. Her father...
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Stanley Joseph Dabrowski

January 7, 1933 - May 4, 2015

Stanley Joseph Dabrowski, age 82. died Monday, May 4, 2015 at A Room at the Inn - Adult Foster Care Home in Warren. Stanley was born January 7, 1933 in Poland and later would emigrate to America. As a young man in the United States, Mr. Dabrowski answered the call to serve his new country in the armed forces,...proudly serving from November 1952 until November of 1954 in our great United...
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Raymond Joseph Romain

April 21, 1922 - May 4, 2015

Raymond Joseph Romain, age 93, died Monday, May 4, 2015 in Sterling Heights, Michigan. He was born April 21, 1922 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Raymond Romain and the late Cornelia (nee: Weitzel) Romain. With thanks & praise from a grateful nation, we pay homage to Raymond for his service to our country during World War II. As a sailor in our great United States Navy, he attained the rank...
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Billy Joe Roberson

December 29, 1939 - May 3, 2015

Billy Joe Roberson, age 75 of Warren, died Sunday, May 3, 2015 at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township, Michigan. He was born December 29, 1939 in Spencer, Tennessee, son of the late Edward "Henry" and the late Annis "Opal" (nee: Bouldin) Roberson. The year was 1960,...the place was St. Barnabus Catholic Church in Eastpointe,...the glorious event was the joining of two hearts in...
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Eleanor Mabel Sucech

January 8, 1919 - May 2, 2015

Eleanor Mabel Sucech (formerly Merlo), age 96, a longtime resident of Warren and formerly of Detroit, died Saturday, May 2, 2015 at MediLodge Nursing Center in Sterling Heights, Michigan. Eleanor was born January 8, 1919 in Detroit, Michigan, daughter of the late Robert Scholes and the late Mabel Phillips. She was raised in Detroit and later went to work in the automotive industry where she...
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Debra Marie Rheaume

July 18, 1956 - April 30, 2015

Debra Marie Rheaume, age 58, a resident of Warren, Michigan, died Thursday, April 30, 2015 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Debra was born July 18, 1956 in Hampton, Virginia, daughter of Sally Walunas and the late Francis Neal Walunas.. Following her schooling, Debra wed the love of her life, Steven at St. John Lutheran Church in Fraser, Michigan. Debra and Steven have been...
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William Harold Allport

June 16, 1940 - April 29, 2015

William Harold Allport, "Bill" age 74, a resident of Sterling Heights, Michigan, died April 29, 2015 surrounded by his loved ones at home. Bill was born June 16, 1940 in Detroit, Michigan, son of the late William Allport and the late Mildred (nee: Eddy) Allport. Being raised in Detroit, that is where Bill finished his schooling and ultimately found his employment niche as a machinist. He...
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Granville Edward Braasch

September 29, 1948 - April 28, 2015

Granville Edward Braasch Jr., age 66, died Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township, Michigan. He was born September 29, 1948 in Detroit, son of the late Granville Sr. and the late Sylvia (nee: Hoglan) Braasch. For over 42 years, Granville was employed with the Clintondale Community School District where he worked in their Maintenance Department. Possessing...
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Mitchell Stanley Kurkowski

November 21, 1926 - April 28, 2015

Mitchell Stanley Kurkowski, age 88 of Warren, died Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at his home. He was born November 21, 1926 in Hamtramck, son of the late Walter and the late Eve Kurkowski. Mitchell was the dear father of Deborah (Robert) Cornacchio, Carolyn (Anthony) Moceri, Mitchell (Kathleen) Kurkowski, and Gary Kurkowski. Loving grandfather of Stacey (Ken) Funk, Brian Cornacchio, Nichole (Jeremy)...
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Carol Louise Kaminski

March 9, 1943 - April 28, 2015

Carol Louise Kaminski (nee: Hadcock), age 72, died Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at Providence Hospital in Southfield, Michigan. Carol was born March 9, 1943 in Detroit, Michigan, daughter of the late Karl Hadcock and the late Genevieve (nee: Kowalski) Hadcock. Born and raised in Detroit, Carol was a proud graduate of the city's renowned Cody High School. Following school, she delved into the...
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Anna Patricia Reed

April 16, 1922 - April 26, 2015

Anna Patricia Reed, age 93, a longtime resident of Warren, Michigan and formerly of Florida, died Sunday, April 26, 2015 at Sanctuary at the Abbey in Warren. Anna was born April 16, 1922 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, daughter of the late Samuel and Mary Swistun. Anna was an extraordinary young girl who excelled in her studies at Catholic school, through which she experienced an accelerated...
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Ronald Clarence Bennett

October 17, 1937 - April 24, 2015

Ronald Clarence Bennett, age 77 of Eastpointe, died Friday, April 24, 2015 at home. He was born October 17, 1937 in Detroit, son of the late Eldred and the late Eva (nee: Yorke) Bennett. Like most men, Ron enjoyed his sporting pleasures. In his younger days when the body was more agile and participating was more of an option, he loved playing golf and softball. As the years progressed, Ron's...
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Francesco "Frank" John Oliverio

April 6, 1928 - April 23, 2015

Francesco John Oliverio "Frank", age 87 of New Baltimore, and formerly of Warren, died Thursday, April 23, 2015 at St. John Hospital in Detroit. He was born April 6, 1928 in Clarksburg, West Virginia, son of the late Vincenzo and the late Rose (nee: Marchio) Oliverio. With thanks & praise from a grateful nation, we pay homage to Frank for his service to our country during the Korean War era....
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Emma Fratarcangeli

August 19, 1920 - April 22, 2015

Emma Fratarcangeli, age 94 of Warren, died Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren. She was born August 19, 1920 in Ceprano, Italy, daughter of the late Arduino and the late Mary Maiuri. For 34 years, Emma was one of the many Michiganders who worked hard and diligently to provide new cars to the masses. A proud and dedicated employee of the Ford...
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Mary Theresa Spraga

December 1, 1927 - April 21, 2015

Mary Theresa Spraga, age 87 of St. Clair Shores, died Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren. She was born December 1, 1927 in Sicilia, Italy, daughter of the late Vincenzo and the late Mary (nee: Norrito) Messina. A natural born Italian citizen, Mary was 27 years of age when she answered the call of her heart to emigrate to the United States of...
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Edward A. Sapiel

August 17, 1929 - April 17, 2015

Edward A. Sapiel, age 85 of Clinton Township,.died suddenly on Friday, April 17, 2015 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren. Edward was born August 17, 1929 in Detroit to the late John and the late Anna (nee: Tyburczy) Sapielewski. Edward was born and raised in Detroit and was a proud graduate of Detroit's Pershing High School. He would remain a resident of Detroit...
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Loretta Marie Bushor

July 27, 1943 - April 17, 2015

Loretta Marie Bushor, age 71 of Clinton Township, died on Friday, April 17, 2015 at McLaren Macomb Hospital in Mt. Clemens, Michigan. She was born July 27, 1943 in Hamtramck, daughter of the late Francis Ciereszewski and the late Florence (nee: Pryzwara) Ciereszewski. On August 1, 1964, Loretta's life was gloriously changed when she walked down the aisle at Resurrection Catholic Church in...
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Ronald "Buddy" Kriebel

September 1, 1948 - April 15, 2015

Ronald Gary Kriebel, "Buddy" age 66 a longtime resident of Warren, Michigan died Wednesday April 15, 2015 at Shelby Manor in Shelby Township, Michigan. Ronald was born September 1, 1948 in Detroit Michigan the son of the late Gerhard Kriebel and the late Ruth (nee: Richiert) Kriebel. For the majority of his life Ron lived in Warren and graduated from Warren High School the class of 1968. ...
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John Valenti

April 24, 1931 - April 15, 2015

John "Curly" Valenti, age 83 of Warren, died Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren. He was born April 24, 1931 in Detroit, son of the late John and the late Jennie (nee: Russo) Valenti. With thanks and praise from a grateful nation, we pay homage to John for his service to our country during the Korean War era as part of the United States Marine...
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Enid Grace Rehahn

May 22, 1928 - April 15, 2015

Enid G. Rehahn, age 86, died Wednesday, April 15, 2015. She was born May 22, 1928 in Port Huron, daughter of the late Ira and the late Edna (nee; Balhoff) Cooley. Enid was a loving and adoring mother to her two boys. She was an old fashioned mother who truly put her children's needs in front of her own. She continued this loving care with her two grandchildren. In her earlier years, Enid and...
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Phyllis Mary Kovac

May 5, 1918 - April 14, 2015

Phyllis Mary Kovac, age 96 of Warren, died Tu7esday, April 14, 2015 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren. She was born May 5, 1918 in Detroit, daughter of the late Royal and the late Julie (nee: Sternischer) Stockwell. Phyllis grew up in St. Clair Shores and was a graduate of St. Ambrose High School. Coming from a family in the food business, it just made perfect sense...
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Joyce Katherine Lupu

January 22, 1941 - April 13, 2015

Joyce Katherine Lupu, age 74 of Madison Heights, died Monday, April 13, 2015 at the Autumn Woods Health Care Facility in Warren, Michigan. She was born January 22, 1941 in Grosse Pointe, daughter of the late Jerry and Ruth Laughlin. A loving & caring homemaker, Joyce was known for her cleanliness and the desire for keeping everything in order. Being somewhat of a "clean freak," she worked...
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Lena Koroi

April 1, 1912 - April 13, 2015

Lena Koroi, age 103 of Warren, died Monday, April 13th at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren. She was born April 1, 1912 in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, daughter of the late George and the late Eleana (nee: Sulu) Rotariu. Lena was the beloved wife of the late Kandik. Dear mother of Remus (Eleanor) Koroi and Paul (Maria) Koroi. Loving grandmother of Mark, Michael (Mary),...
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Helen Kulesza

November 17, 1919 - April 12, 2015

Helen Kulesza, age 95 of Sterling Heights, died Sunday, April 12, 2015 at Beaumont Hospital in Troy, Michigan. She was born November 17, 1919 in Ansonia, Connecticut, daughter of the late John and the late Bronislava "Bernice" (nee: Molska) Ogonowski. Known to all as a simple, salt-of-the-earth kind of lady, Helen poured her heart into her family and gave her utmost in caring for their needs....
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Antonio Pulice

October 17, 1934 - April 12, 2015

Antonio Pulice, age 80 of Warren, died Sunday, April 12, 2015 surrounded by his loved ones at home. He was born October 17, 1934 in West Virginia, son of the late Bill and the late Mary (nee: Loretta) Pulice. With thanks and praise from a grateful nation, we pay homage to Tony for his service to our country during the Korean War era. As an artillery soldier in our great United States Army, he...
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Gregory Leonard Spencer

August 18, 1947 - April 11, 2015

Gregory Leonard Spencer, age 67, a resident of Clinton Township, died Saturday, April 11, 2015 at Beaumont Hospital in Troy Michigan. Gregory was born August 18, 1947 in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Virginia (nee: Glinski) and the late Leonard P. Spencer. Gregory was raised in Detroit and graduated from Nativity Catholic High School. Following high school, Greg married and soon thereafter...
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Amanda Ann Booms

December 17, 1966 - April 11, 2015

Amanda Ann Booms, age 48 of Harrison Township, died Saturday, April 11, 2015 at McLaren Macomb Hospital in Mt. Clemens, Michigan. She was born December 17, 1966 in Detroit, and was the blessed daughter of Leo and Ruth Ann (nee: Bismack) Booms. Gone far too soon from our presence, memories of Amanda will always warm the heart when reflecting on what a generous and caring person she was to all,...
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Marjorie "Marge" Matthews

February 24, 1936 - April 8, 2015

Marjorie Ann Matthews "Marge" (nee: Marley), age 79 of Warren, died Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at the Autumn Woods Health Care Facility in Warren, Michigan. She was born February 24, 1936 in Detroit, daughter of the late Roy and the late Lydia (nee: Fischer) Marley. If a book were ever written about Marge and her life's journey, the first sentence of chapter #1 would begin something like, "She...
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Frank Karasinski, Sr.

November 27, 1943 - April 5, 2015

Frank Karasinski Sr., age 71 of Warren, died Sunday, April 5, 2015 at Harper University Hospital in Detroit. He was born November 27, 1943 in Hamtramck, son of the late Frank and the late Mary (nee: Pash) Karasinski. Hamtramck born and Center Line educated, Frank was a proud graduate of Center Line High School where he was an integral part of the school's football team. He was all about...
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David Paul Shield

June 5, 1956 - April 5, 2015

David Paul Shield, age 58 of Clinton Township, passed away Sunday, April 5, 2015 surrounded by his loved ones at home. He was born June 5, 1956 in Detroit, son of William Sr. and the late Sara (nee: Heileman) Shield. Dave was a dedicated employee of Central Steel and Wire Company where he served in their sales force since 1978. When he wasn't working, he loved the beauty of the outdoors,...
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Elizabeth Lucille Buckley

February 14, 1917 - April 4, 2015

Lucille Buckley, age 98, died Saturday, April 4, 2015 at her home in Avoca. Lucille was born February 14, 1917 in Linwood, Michigan, daughter of the late Frank and the late Ida (nee Basney) DuChene. First & foremost, Lucille was a loving wife to her beloved, Joseph,...and a caring mother to her four beautiful children. She was a consummate homemaker and poured her utmost into nurturing the...
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Daniel Richard Favreau

May 22, 1945 - April 4, 2015

Daniel Richard Favreau, age 69 of Warren, died Saturday, April 4, 2015 at his residence. He was born May 22, 1945 in Monroe, Michigan, son of the late Louis and the late Leola (nee: St. Bernard) Favreau. With thanks & praise from a grateful nation, we pay homage to Daniel for answering the call to duty with patriotism and standing in harm's way with valor as a soldier in our great United...
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David Gerald Storment

March 7, 1972 - April 3, 2015

David Gerald Storment, age 43 of Flint, died Friday, April 3, 2015 at his residence. He was born March 7, 1972 in Warren, Michigan, son of Audrey (Robert) Rocco (nee: Sollars), formerly Storment. First & foremost, David loved his family and thoroughly enjoyed each opportunity he was afforded in their company. Known more affectionately as "Biggest Dave," he was a kindhearted soul with a great...
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Gabriel "Gabe" Phares

October 29, 1943 - April 1, 2015

Gabriel Phares, age 71, died Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. Gabe was born October 29, 1943 in Alexandria, Egypt to the late Charles and the late Helene (nee: Yamine) Phares. He came to the United States, on a ship, in December 1949, with his mother, his brother Joseph and his two sisters, Suzanne and Mary. His father was already in the United States working to...
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George William Breuhan

August 11, 1913 - March 31, 2015

George William Breuhan, age 101, died Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at the Church of Christ Care Center in Clinton Township, Michigan. He was born August 11, 1913 in Detroit, son of the late William and the late Esther (nee: Willert) Breuhan. It was on that glorious day of October 28, 1933 that George's life was wonderfully changed when he married the love of his life, Lydia. They would go on to...
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Jennie Green

August 29, 1926 - March 27, 2015

Jennie Green, age 88 of Hazel Park, died Friday, March 27, 2015 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Oakland Center in Madison Heights, Michigan. She was born August 29, 1926 in Detroit, daughter of the late Michael Sr. and the late Antoninia (nee: Kosiorski) Czuchaj. Jennie was an industrious woman who possessed many of the old world values that accompanied her Polish heritage, which came in...
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Wanda Puchala

August 7, 1919 - March 25, 2015

Wanda Puchala, age 95 of Warren, died Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at the Autumn Woods Health Care Facility in Warren. She was born August 7, 1919 in Detroit, daughter of the late Leo and the late Mary (nee: Karpinski) Ryzinski. For those who knew Wanda, they'll attest to the giving and compassionate heart she possessed and how often her heart reached out to those in need. Perhaps, this was no...
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Richard Joseph Lada

December 4, 1939 - March 23, 2015

Richard J. Lada, age 75 of Warren, died March 23, 2015 at Genesis Elder Care in Warren. He was born December 4, 1939 in Hamtramck, son of the late Peter and the late Stella (nee: Senkowski) Lada. Richard was employed in the human resources department at Chrysler Corporation. When he wasn't working, and into his retirement years, one of Richard's favorite pasttimes included the sport of...
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Mildred Badyna

December 23, 1926 - March 20, 2015

Mildred Badyna, age 88 and longtime resident of St. Clair Shores, died Friday, March 20, 2015 at Shorepointe Nursing Center in St. Clair Shores. Mrs. Badyna was born December 23, 1926 in Detroit, Michigan, daughter of the late Paul Wensiarski and the late Joan (nee: Owczarczak) Wensiarski. Mrs. Badyna was predeceased by her beloved husband, Robert, and is survived by her dear daughter, Peggy...
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Stanley Richard Pordon

August 7, 1926 - March 19, 2015

Stanley Richard Pordon, age 88, died Thursday, March 19, 2015 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren, Michigan. Stanley was born August 7, 1926 in Hamtramck, Michigan, son of the late Stanley Pordon and the late Charlotte (nee: Baranowski) Pordon. Stanley was raised in Hamtramck and Detroit, and graduated from the Chrysler trade school as a machinist apprentice before...
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Helen Marie O'Dell

June 19, 1925 - March 19, 2015

Helen Marie O'Dell, age 89, died Thursday, March 19, 2015 at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township, Michigan. She was born in Detroit, Michigan on June 19, 1925, daughter of the late Dennis Duffy and the late Louise (nee: Rabideau) Duffy. Helen will be remembered for her smiling Irish eyes, big heart, sense of humor, and cheerful disposition. Her door was always open to family and...
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Gerald Walter Sollars

January 16, 1926 - March 17, 2015

Gerald Walter Sollars, age 89, died Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at his home survived by his loving family. Jerry was born January 16, 1926 in Detroit, Michigan, son of the late Kendall Joseph Sollars and the late Elizabeth Adele (nee: Youtt) Sollars. Jerry was raised in Detroit and, following his schooling, went to work for Detroit Plating where he was employed as a chrome plater. In 1957, Jerry...
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Jerry J. Beauchemin

September 2, 1930 - March 16, 2015

Jerry J. Beauchemin, age 84, died Monday, March 16, 2015 at his home. Jerry was born September 2, 1930 in Hamtramck, son of the late Harvey and the late Mary Beauchemin. With thanks & praise from a grateful nation, we honor Jerry for his service to our country as a sailor in our great United States Navy. Upon returning to Michigan following his military service, Jerry secured employment with...
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Laura Sophia Szymanski

May 21, 1928 - March 16, 2015

Laura Sophia Szymanski, age 86, died Monday, March 16, 2015 at the Arden Court Assisted Living Facility in Sterling Heights. She was born May 21, 1928 in Sandusky, Michigan, daughter of the late Walter Myslakowski and the late Felixa (nee: Bonski) Myslakowski. Laura was born and raised on the family farm, and attended Cass City High School where she walked down the aisle to receive her...
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Kenneth Horace Brooks

February 14, 1957 - March 15, 2015

Kenneth Horace Brooks, age 58 of Clinton Township, went home to be with his Lord on Sunday, March 15, 2015 at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township, Michigan. He was born February 14, 1957 (a Valentine's Day baby) in Detroit, son of Delilah (nee: Mason) Brooks and the late Willie Brooks. With thanks & praise from a grateful nation, we pay homage to Kenneth for his service to our...
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Raymond Gregory Walker

April 16, 1947 - March 15, 2015

Raymond Gregory Walker, age 67, died March 15, 2015 at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township, Michigan. Raymond was born April 16, 1947 in Hamtramck, Michigan, the son of Michaeline Virginia (nee: Roczniak) Walker- Badaczewski and the late Warren Allison Walker. Raymond was the beloved son of Michaeline Badaczewski and the late Warren Walker, and is the dear brother of Patricia...
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Ralph John Filary

October 13, 1928 - March 15, 2015

Ralph John Filary, age 86 of Roseville, died Sunday, March 15, 2015 at home surrounded by his loved ones. He was born October 13, 1928 in Bay City, Michigan, son of the late Harvey and the late Cecilia (nee: Byer) Filary. Ralph was known as the kind of guy who could talk to anyone. As the old saying goes; "he never met a stranger." And this friendly trait served him well for over 37 years as...
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Wojciech Bohdan Kruk

July 12, 1948 - March 14, 2015

Wojciech Bohdan Kruk, age 66 of Warren, died Saturday, March 14, 2015 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren. He was born July 12, 1948 in Lodz, Poland, son of the late Jan and the late Eleonora (nee: Orlowska) Kruk. Wojciech was a hard-working man who always provided for his family. Possessing a proud Polish heritage, as well as being instilled with much of the old...
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Ralph Neil Funk

April 15, 1925 - March 13, 2015

Ralph Neil Funk, age 89 of Warren died March 13, 2015 at his home in Warren. Mr. Funk was born in Detroit Michigan the son of the late William and Lela Funk. Mr. Funk was the beloved husband of the late Ellen, and is the dear father of Katherine (Nicholas) Becharas, Thomas (Alicia) Funk, Susan, Linda (Douglas) Guysens, Karen (Gary) Ostrowski, and the late Charlotte. Loving grandfather of Lela...
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Valerie Pendell

December 16, 1933 - March 9, 2015

Valerie Pendell, age 81, died Monday, March 9, 2015 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren. She was born December 16, 1933 in Green Mountain, North Carolina, daughter of the late Cas Thomas and the late Ella (nee Roberts) Thomas. Valerie took pride in being a simple woman. She was able to find great joy in every simple moment of her life, especially those precious, quiet...
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Anita J. Babin

June 30, 1935 - March 9, 2015

Anita J. Babin, age 79, died Monday, March 9, 2015 in Macomb, Michigan. She was born June 30, 1935 in Detroit, daughter of the late Cyril J. White and the late Viola A. (nee: Piper) White. Anita worked as the Head Savings Teller for the Manufacturers National Bank in Detroit. It was there that she met the love her life, George. George was a regular visitor to Anita's bank window. The two would...
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Jennifer Lyn Preston

April 13, 1978 - March 8, 2015

Jennifer Lyn Preston, age 36 of Sterling Heights, died Sunday, March 8, 2015 at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor. She was born April 13, 1978 in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, daughter of Patrick and Norma (nee: Scheer) Preston. Education was an important part of Jennifer's life, and her achievements back that up. In 2000, she earned her Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from Michigan...
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Francis Joseph Gorman

April 9, 1922 - March 8, 2015

Francis Joseph Gorman "Frank", age 92 of Warren, died Sunday, March 8, 2015 at his residence. He was born April 9, 1922 in Caulderbank, Scotland, son of the late Michael and the late Elizabeth (nee: Duffy) Gorman. With honorable mention on behalf of one of our country's greatest allies, we pay homage to Frank for his service in the British Army during World War II. For five years, he served...
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Marie Elizabeth Smith

June 10, 1936 - March 7, 2015

Marie Elizabeth Smith (nee Stromske), age 78 of Warren, died Saturday, March 7, 2015 at the Arbor Inn Assisted Living Center in Warren. She was born on June 10, 1936 in Detroit, daughter of the late Edward and the late Josephine (nee: Sajdak) Stromske. In sharing the story of Marie, there just has to be special mention of the passion she held for the Detroit sports teams,...especially for her...
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Joseph James Sciamanna

February 29, 1940 - March 6, 2015

Joseph James Sciamanna, age 75, died on Friday, March 6, 2015 at Beaumont Hospital in Troy. He was born February 29, 1940 in Detroit, son of the late Nunzio Sciamanna and the late Leta (nee: Bontempo) Sciamanna. On April 30, 1960, Mr. Sciamanna's life took on special meaning when he promised himself in marriage to his bride, Edith. Last year, the two shared their 54th anniversary together,...
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Richard A. Furby

July 5, 1948 - March 5, 2015

Richard Alan Furby, age 66, died Thursday, March 5, 2015 at his home in Warren. He was born July 5, 1948 in Traverse City, son of the late Donald and the late Margaret (nee Willingham) Furby. Mr. Furby was employed as a contract draftsman for GM. Following his retirement, Richard became interested in antique clocks. He would spend hours in his workship painstakingly restoring these classic...
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Kazimir Bartkowski

October 25, 1909 - March 5, 2015

Kazimir Bartkowski, age 105, died Thursday, March 5, 2015 at Rosegate Assisted Living Center in Traverse City Michigan. Kazimir was born October 25, 1909 in Butler, Pennsylvania, son of the late Bernard Bartkowski and the late Antonini Zawierucha. As a young man, Kazimir moved to the Detroit area with his entire family where he eventually found work with the Briggs Corporation, and later...
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Giovanna "Joann" Penrod

March 18, 1936 - March 5, 2015

Giovanna "Joann" Penrod, age 78, died on Thursday, March 5, 2015 at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township, Michigan. She was born March 18, 1936, daughter of the late Vito Cassisa and the late Maria (nee: Lombardo) Cassisa. A loving wife, mother and grandmother, one of her most profound traits was enveloped by her "passionate" nature. Joann possessed a passion for her family that...
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Sarah Palazzolo

November 15, 1925 - March 5, 2015

Sarah Palazzolo, age 89 of Warren, died Thursday, March 5, 2014 at St. John Macomb Oakland Hospital-Macomb Center in Warren. She was born on November 15, 1925 in Detroit, daughter of the late Joseph and the late Grace (nee: Misuraca) Palazzolo. Sarah was the beloved sister of Margaret Palazzolo, Tom (Elaine) Palazzolo, the late Joseph (Velma) Palazzolo, the late Sam (Margaret) Palazzolo, and...
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Ferdinand "Rocky" Markus

May 19, 1927 - March 4, 2015

Ferdinand "Rocky" Markus, died Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at Sunrise of Rochester, he was 87. Rocky was born May 19, 1927 in Union Town, Pennsylvania, a small coal mining town. He was the son of the late Fred and the late Annie (nee: Ruper) Markusic. Mr. Markus was the ultimate family man who worked hard providing for his family. He was determined to mentor his children so they could be...
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Abbiegail Alice Dougherty

March 1, 1917 - March 3, 2015

Abbiegail Alice Dougherty "Alice", age 98 and longtime resident of Warren, Michigan, passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2015 in Cary, Illinois. Abbiegail was born in Detroit on March 1, 1917, daughter of the late John Miles and Gertrude (nee: Swan) Miles. Abbiegail was one of 10 children born to John and Gertrude, and was raised in a loving Catholic family household. During her career years,...
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Bernice Blodgett

March 8, 1925 - March 2, 2015

Blodgett, Bernice - age 89 died March 2, 2015 at Beaumont Hospital in Grosse Pointe.. Bernice was born March 8, 1925 in Detroit to the late Albert and the late Emily Dudek. Bernice was still residing in the home that her father built and she grew up in. She was the wife of the late Mark (1987). The loving mother of Judy Blodgett and Fred (Gayle Osburn) Blodgett.She was preceded in death by...
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Theresa Margaret Pavlik

March 3, 1928 - March 2, 2015

Theresa Margaret Pavlik, age 86 of Warren, died Monday, March 2, 2015 at Father Murray Nursing Center in Center Line. She was born March 3, 1928, daughter of the late Lawrence Langkil and the late Agnes (nee: McCarthy) Langkil. A loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, one of her most profound traits was enveloped by her "passionate" nature. Theresa possessed a passion for...
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Sandra Ann Parker

January 30, 1947 - March 2, 2015

Sandra Ann Parker, age 68 of Warren, died Monday, March 2, 2015 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren. She was born January 30, 1947 in Detroit, daughter of the late Eugene and the late Delores (nee: Kries) Hudo. Though Sandra didn't "officially" work in their capacity, she did share a unique and genuine expertise in a couple fields that kept her quite busy,...the first...
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Ruth Lorraine Gietzen

January 7, 1932 - March 2, 2015

Ruth Lorraine Gietzen, age 83, formerly of Warren, died Monday, March 2, 2015 at St. Mary's Mercy Hospital in Livonia, Michigan. She was born January 7, 1932 in Detroit, daughter of the late John and the late Ruth (nee; Helwig) Morovitz. Growing up in Detroit, that is where Ruthie attained her education which ultimately led to her graduating from Denby High School's Class of 1949. For the next...
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Doris Lillian Rieger

April 23, 1924 - March 1, 2015

Doris Lillian Rieger, age 90 of Warren, died Sunday, March 1, 2015 at the Autumn Woods Health Care Facility in Warren. She was born April 23, 1924 in Detroit, daughter of the late Anthony and the late Anna (nee: Cass) Dettloff. Doris, or known more affectionately to many as Dorothy, enjoyed a varied array of passions in life. She loved her sweets and cigarettes, especially when she was...
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Thomas Ronald Plesco

December 7, 1940 - February 28, 2015

Thomas Ronald Plesco, age 74 of Warren, died Saturday, February 28, 2015 at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak. He was born December 7, 1940 in Detroit, son of the late Semon and the late Kathryn (nee: Corcoran) Plesco. Thomas was the beloved husband of Michelina. Dearest father of Craig (Laura) Plesco, Lauri Plesco, Todd (Miruna) Plesco, Jose Plesco, Marta Martinez, and Oscar (Mikisha) Plesco....
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John William Alam

January 8, 1936 - February 27, 2015

John William Alam, age 79 of Sterling Heights, died Friday, February 27, 2015 at his residence. He was born January 8, 1936 in Buffalo, New York, son of the late Joseph and the late Julia (nee: Yammin) Alam. With thanks & praise from a grateful nation, we pay homage to John for his service to our country during the Korean War. As a soldier in the U.S. Army, John attained the rank of Private...
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David Taylor Simpson

September 28, 1933 - February 27, 2015

David Taylor Simpson, age 81, died Friday, February 27, 2015 in Warren. Mr. Simpson was born September 28, 1933 in Detroit, son of the late Robert George and the late Mary E. (nee: Taylor) Simpson. Mr. Simpson was an inspector for Detroit Edison. He worked for the utility giant for 42 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary E. on October 15, 2011. He was the beloved father of...
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George Joseph Skotzke

March 19, 1931 - February 26, 2015

George Joseph Skotzke age 83, a longtime resident of Warren Michigan died February 26, 2015 at his home surrounded by his loving family. George was born March 19, 1931 in Detroit Michigan the son of the late Frank Skotzke and the late Martha (nee: Eland) Skotzke. George was raised on the eastside of Detroit and attended Holy Name Parish and Catholic grade school. Following high school...
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Donna Marinkov

April 10, 1954 - February 26, 2015

Donna Marinkov, age 60 of Warren, died Thursday, February 26, 2015 at the Kambly Living Center in Battle Creek, Michigan. She was born April 10, 1954 in Detroit, daughter of Mamie (nee: Vezelich) and the late Dan Marinkov. From birth, Donna was a special needs child who was challenged by many obstacles that life would throw her way. But as she met each hurdle and grew in age, there was one...
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George H. Murray

December 24, 1942 - February 25, 2015

George H. Murray, died peacefully February 25, 2015 surrounded by the love of his family. He was 72 years of age. George was born in Detroit, Michigan on December 24, 1942, son of the late John and Mary (nee: Steele) Murray. He was united in marriage to his beautiful bride, Sandra Lee Conrad on December 18, 1962. They made their home in Harrison Township and their union was blessed with...
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Edsel John Hampton

September 6, 1926 - February 23, 2015

Edsel John Hampton, age 88 of Grosse Pointe Shores, died Monday, February 23, 2015 at his residence. He was born September 6, 1926 in Detroit, son of the late Andrew Scott and the late Nora (nee: Poirer) Hampton. With thanks & praise from a grateful nation, we pay homage to Edsel for his service to our country as a soldier in our great U.S. Army during World War II. For the sacrifices made and...
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Donald Gwozdzialski

May 26, 1957 - February 20, 2015

Donald Gwozdzialski, age 57, died Friday, February 20, 2015 at his home in Warren, Michigan. Donald was born May 26, 1957 in Detroit, son of Helen (nee: Kowalski) and the late Stanley Gwozdzialski. Donald is the beloved son of Helen and the late Stanley Gwozdzialski. He was the dear brother of Susan Ludwig, the late Kenneth Gwozdzialski, and is the brother in-law of Tammy Gwozdzialski....
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Donald John Kowalewski

October 11, 1931 - February 19, 2015

Donald John Kowalewski, "Cookie," age 83, died Thursday, February 19, 2015 at his home in St. Clair Shores, Michigan. Donald was born October 11, 1931 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, son of the late Leo and the late Stella Kowalewski. Following his schooling, Donald entered the Unites States Army with whom he served during the Korean War. With thanks & praise from a grateful nation, we pay...
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Dolores Elizabeth Ziemba

August 28, 1924 - February 19, 2015

Dolores Elizabeth Ziemba, age 90 of Warren, died Thursday, February 19, 2015 at her home surrounded by her family. Dolores was born August 28, 1924 in Detroit, Michigan, daughter of the late Frank and Mary Bohlen. Raised in Detroit, Dolores grew up in a traditional setting that was immersed with Polish-Catholic roots. She was a devoted daughter and devout Catholic who prayed the Rosary daily...
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Radmila Jovanov

June 22, 1927 - February 17, 2015

Radmila Jovanov, age 87 of Warren, died Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren. She was born June 22, 1927 in Serbia to the late Sava and the late Darinka (nee: Ikonov) A loving mother, grandmother & great-grandmother, Radmila was at her happiest whenever the family got together. It really didn't matter what the celebration or occasion entailed,...
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