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Elizabeth L. Knack

July 24, 1927 - June 10, 2018

Elizabeth Knack, entered Heaven peacefully on June 10, 2018 after living a spirited life here on earth for over 90 years. Elizabeth was born on June 24, 1927, in Detroit Michigan, to the late John and Catherine (Horn) Dierickx and was the beloved wife of the late Vern Knack; devoted mother to Sandra (James) Powell, Cynthia (the late Clifford) von Keltz, Vern Knack...
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Sandra ALice Grimes

May 25, 1938 - June 8, 2018

Sandra Alice Grimes Grosse Pointe Woods resident Sandra Alice Grimes, 80, passed away Friday, June 8, 2018. Born in Crawfordsville, Ind., Sandra earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Depauw University and a Master of Science degree from Butler University. She was employed by the Indianapolis Public Schools, school No. 34. Sandra married Ronald R. Grimes Nov. 22,...
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Betty Ellen Ferus

April 29, 1930 - June 8, 2018

Betty Ferus, age 88, passed away on June 8, 2018. She was the loving wife of the late Rudy Ferus for 49 years and the dearest mother of Teri (late Jeff) Lauwers, Rudy II (late Rose), Mary (Dan) Sites, Mike (Paula), Ann (Steve) Sullivan, Patty (Rich) Krali, Frank (Julie), Kay (Del) Daniels, Joe (Paula), and the late John. She is, also,...
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Marion Harness

August 4, 1931 - June 7, 2018

Marion Harness, age 86 of Warren, went to be with her Lord and Savior on June 7, 2018. She was born in Detroit on August 4, 1931, the daughter of Edward and Millie (nee Ewart) King. Marion was the beloved wife of the late Kenneth for 61 years. Loving mother of Dan (Diana) Harness; David (Cathy) Harness; and the late Ronald Harness. Proud grandmother of 15 grandchildren and...
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Lillian L. Colosimo

October 25, 1928 - June 6, 2018

Lillian Colosimo was born in Cleveland, Ohio on October 25, 1928 the daughter of George and Elizabeth Bena. She married Louis Colosimo and together they raised three children, Dianne, David and James. Lillian lived a full and happy life. She was always happy and upbeat. She was a great mom, always present for her family. Lillian enjoyed cooking and attending the activities of...
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Ronald W. Bareis

August 18, 1934 - June 5, 2018

Ronald Wayne Bareis, age 83 of Warren, passed away June 5, 2018. He was born in Eureka, Wisconsin on August 18, 1934; the son of Herbert and Viola (nee Moldenhauer) Bareis. The day following his graduation from high school, Ron enlisted in the United States Airforce to serve his country from January 20, 1953 until his honorable discharge on January 19, 1957. ...
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James Peter Venettis

November 14, 1920 - June 5, 2018

James Peter, age 97, a former resident of Grosse Pointe Shores, currently of Grosse Pointe Farms, passed away at his home on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. James was born in Detroit on Sunday, November 14, 1920 to Peter and Iphigenia. James proudly owned and operated the Pirates Cove with his family located at 17201 Mack Avenue in Detroit. When he wasn't working hard he...
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Antonia T. Zukowski

April 18, 1930 - June 3, 2018

Mrs. Antonia T. Zukowski, age 88, of Warren, passed away peacefully with her family present June 3, 2018. She is the beloved wife of Robert for 69 years; loving mother of the late Donna (Joe Orlando), Robert A. (Stacia), and David (Margaret); beloved grandmother of Joe, Lauren, Megan, Robbie, Reid, and Ryan; great grandmother of Maci; dear sister of...
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Kenneth J. Straske

May 13, 1947 - June 3, 2018

Kenneth J. Straske, age 71, June 3, 2018. Beloved husband of the late Nancy. While attending Harper Woods High School, Nancy met Ken Straske at a local drug store. The couple fell in love and married each other on July 14, 1967 at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Harper Woods. The couple lived in Detroit and eventually bought their home in Grosse Pointe Woods in...
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Kenneth John Blaskay

March 4, 1963 - June 2, 2018

Kenneth John Blaskay, age 55, died suddenly on Saturday, June 2, 2018 with family by his side. Ken enjoyed to hunt, play cards with his family and friends on the weekends, enjoyed landscaping, good music (Elvis and classics) and taking walks at Stoney Creek with his family. Loving husband of Sandra. Dearest father of Kevin (Lena Schneider) and Matthew (Desiree)....
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Angeline Mantay

August 17, 1917 - May 31, 2018

Angeline “Angie” Mantay (nee DeBene), age 100, May 31, 2018. Beloved wife of the late Gordon. Loving mother of Larry (Brenda), Kenneth (Nancy), JoAnne (Samuel) Thompson, Cathy (Jim) Wynne, and Dale (Julie). Loved grandmother of 18 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Tony DeBene. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 13,...
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Bernadine Marion Beauchaine

November 28, 1931 - May 31, 2018

Bernadine M. BEAUCHAINE,(nee Francis), Age 86, died on Thursday, May 31, 2018. Bernadine was born on November 28, 1931 in Detroit, Michigan. She was the daughter of the late Frank and Marion Francis. Bernadine was the beloved wife of the late Fred Beauchaine. They were married on June 23, 1951 at St. Hyacinth Catholic Church in Detroit, Michigan. Loving...
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Susan Ann Weidinger

August 28, 1942 - May 30, 2018

Susan Ann Weidinger was born August 28, 1942 in Grosse Pointe, Michigan and entered into rest May 30, 2018 in Mt. Clemens Michigan at the age of 75. She was the loving daughter of the late Robert Thomas Bomier and Gloria Priscilla Bomier and dedicated mother of Kevin R.( Beth Ann ) Weidinger, Beth Piotruchowski and Robin (Mark) St. Aubin. She was grandmother to Rebecca...
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Helen Rose Gerner

March 2, 1919 - May 30, 2018

Mrs. Helen Rose Gerner, age 99, of Warren, went home to be with the Lord on May 30, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husbands Karl Skotarcyk and Joseph Gerner; She is survived by her sisters Margaret (the late John Wenta) and Joan (the late George Klemkowsky). She is preceded by her siblings Sue (the late Levi Newmarch), Mary (the late Charles Kotch), Rose (the late...
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Andrew Nicholas Hatzis

August 11, 1959 - May 30, 2018

Andrew Hatzis passed away on May 30, 2018 at the age of 58. He was born onAugust 11, 1959 in Detroit; son of Nick and Eugenia Hatzis. Andy graduated from Finney High School in 1977 where he played varsity baseball. He was enjoyed all of the local sports teams especially the Tigers. He managed numerous parking lots in Detroit over the years including a lot near Comerica Park. He had...
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Betty Jean Bayer

March 1, 1932 - May 30, 2018

Betty Jean Bayer passed away on May 30, 2018 at Church of Christ Care Center in Clinton Twp. She was 86. She was born on March 1, 1932 in Detroit; daughter of Leon and Marguerite (nee Henzler) VerHaeghe. Betty Jean met Bill Bayer while she was in the church choir at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church. They married on April 19, 1952 at St. Clare of Montefalco Church in Grosse Pointe...
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Stella Mary Swiatek

April 28, 1927 - May 29, 2018

Mrs. Stella Mary Swiatek, age 91 of Shelby Twp., passed away May 29, 2018. Beloved wife of the late Edward; loving mother of Lawrence (Geralyn), Cynthia (Richard) Falta, Marilyn (Mark) Garavaglia, and Jacqueline (Keith) Hall; proud grandmother of Steven, David, Jeffrey, Rachel, Ashley, Scott, Stephanie, and Michael; Great grandmother of Nolan&...
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Carol A. Zeock

March 23, 1943 - May 29, 2018

Mrs. Carol A. Zeock, age 75, of Sterling Heights, passed away May 29, 2018. She is the beloved wife of Paul for 51 years; loving mother of Karen and Paul. Carol enjoyed vacationing up north, working puzzles, and received her Associates Degree from Macomb County Community College. The family will receive friends Thursday from 9 am until service time at 10:00 am at A.H....
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Gary R. Kaminski

May 7, 1946 - May 28, 2018

KAMINSKI, Gary Robert, Age 72, May 28, 2018 of Warren. Loving husband of Donna Marie (Nee Rawski), dearest father of Kevin Kaminski and Stacey (Jack) Morais, proud grandfather of Andre and Gabriel. Gary is also survived by his sister Marlene (Jim) Bertetto. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday June 4th at 11:00 AM at St. Malachy Catholic Church, 14115 E. 14...
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Palma Rosa Crociata

July 13, 1937 - May 28, 2018

Palma Crociata passed away on May 28, 2018 at the age of 80. Born in Detroit on July 13, 1937, she was the youngest daughter of John and Rosa (nee Prisutto) Intravia. Palma will be cherished forever by her devoted husband of 50 years, John, and their 3 children, whom she lovingly referred to as her “most precious assets,” Rosanne (Kevin) Johnson, Dan ...
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Elaine Margaret Hawes

July 11, 1935 - May 28, 2018

Elaine M. Hawes, age 82, a longtime resident of Grosse Pointe Farms, passed away in Ray, Michigan on Memorial Day Monday May 28, 2018 Elaine was born in Detroit on Thursday, July 11, 1935to George and Elaine Schenck. Elaine attended Detroit Country Day high school and Dobbs Ferry high school where she graduated in 1955. After graduating high school Elaine earned an...
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Alex Joseph Domin, D.D.S.

November 19, 1924 - May 28, 2018

Alex Joseph Domin, DDS passed away on May 28, 2018 at Windemere in Warren with his family at his side. He was born November 25, 1924 in Hamtramck the son of Jacob and Suzanna Domin. He married Shirley and together they raised three sons, Mark (Dianna), Paul and David. Alex graduated from University of Detroit Dental School and practiced in East Detroit (now Eastpointe)...
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Christ Daskas

July 4, 1928 - May 27, 2018

Christ Daskas was born on July 4, 1928 in Detroit, Michigan to Greek immigrant parents, Mike and Anna Daskas. He graduated from Eastern High School in Detroit, and at the age of 22 went to serve in the United States Armed Forces in the European Theater. He served for two years, attaining the rank of Sargent First Class. After honorary discharge, he went to work for his...
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Delores E. Schmalenberg

November 12, 1927 - May 27, 2018

Delores Schmalenberg was born November 12, 1927 in Detroit, the Daughter of Ludwig and Anna Wetzel. A graduate of Denby High School in Detroit, she was also a charter member of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in Warren. Delores entered into rest May 27, 2018 at the age of 90. Family and Faith were the most important things to Delores. She was a loving mother who treasured...
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Maria Anna Posa

July 28, 1921 - May 26, 2018

Maria Anna “Maye” Posa (nee Barretta) died on May 26, 2018. She was 96. Maria was born on July 28, 1921 to her parents Jacob and Marianna Barretta. She married Francesco “Frank” Santino Posa in 1954. Maria was a cosmetologist who owned a beauty shop. She retired and then volunteered at St. John Hospital for many years. In 2001, at 78 years old she decided...
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Gordon R. Michaelson

June 1, 1917 - May 25, 2018

Gordon Russell Michaelson, age 100, passed away at his home surrounded by his family on Friday, May 25, 2018. Gordon was born on Monday, June 1, 1917 in Hudson, Wisconsin, 15 miles East of the Twin Cities, to Samuel and Anne Michaelson. He was the youngest of 11 children. Gordon attended Bethel Lutheran Church where he was baptized and confirmed. Gordon went to...
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Elisabetha M. Wisenbaugh

April 26, 1934 - May 24, 2018

WISENBAUGH, Elisabetha, Age 84, died May 24, 2018 at her home in Warren with her family by her side. Dearest wife of the late Timothy, whom she married on August 11th, 1967, loving mother of Dorothy (Steven) Burns, and Lola Kempinski, amazing grandmother of Timothy, Ashley, and Nicole Kempinski, Patrick, and Jacob Burns. Elisabetha retired from...
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David G. Stewart

May 8, 1964 - May 22, 2018

David Gregory Stewart, age 54 of Sterling Heights, passed away May 22, 2018. He was born in Detroit on May 8, 1964; the son of Gerald Donald and Grace Patricia (nee Bartowiak) Stewart. Dave was a dedicated employee at Specialty Coatings Inc. in Fraser where he was a Customer Service Manager and a man of many skills. Dave was very intelligent and received his Master’s...
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Audrey J. Konieczny

January 28, 1950 - May 22, 2018

Konieczny, Audrey age 68, beloved sister, mother, grandmother and wife of 44 years. Proceeded in death by husband Norman and brother Jerry. Survived by brother John, sister Evy, daughter Kim, son David, step-daughter Dawn, step-son Doug, grandchildren Lindsey, McKenna, Anna and Nathan. She was a humble caregiver and avid knitter. She enjoyed...
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Thomas M. Jaissle

October 22, 1934 - May 20, 2018

Mr. Thomas M. Jaissle, age 83, of St. Clair Shores, passed peacefully surrounded by family members May 20, 2018. Beloved husband of Katherine (McMillan) for 60 years; loving father of Mary Kay Zahnle (Michael), Suzanne Williams (Richard), and Thomas Edward Jaissle (special friend Joanne Fisher); proud grandfather of Kimberly and Scott; dear brother of John; also survived...
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James Peter Males

May 19, 1966 - May 19, 2018

With cherished memories, we extend our heartfelt sympathies to the family of Jim Males. A devoted member of the Assumption Parish, Jim played on the basketball team for many years winning Senior Championships as well as National AHEPA and Boston tournaments and was selected to play on the AHEPA team in tournament in Greece. He joined Assumption coaches team for Intermediate and Junior...
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Patricia Ann Radke

September 25, 1932 - May 19, 2018

Patricia Ann Radke was born September 25, 1932 in Detroit and entered into rest May 19, 2018 in St. Clair Shores at the age of 85 . Patricia was the loving wife of the late Louis and dearest mother of Julie (Dan) Gorczyca, Jeff (Lauren) Radke and Kristine (John) Anderson. She was the loving grandmother of 9 and great-grandmother of 12. Memorial Mass Friday 10:00 AM at St. Joan of...
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Jack L. Holloway

July 19, 1936 - May 18, 2018

Jack Lee Holloway was born July 19, 1936 in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan; the son of Floyd and Mary Holloway. Jack entered into rest May 18, 2018. A true outdoorsmen Jack enjoyed hunting and fishing as often as he could. From deer to trout not only did he hunt it but he could make anything he caught into a delicious meal for his family. He was also a proud member of the National...
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Sophie Carababas

April 25, 1920 - May 17, 2018

Sophie Carababas, age 98, passed away at her home in Grosse Pointe Park on Thursday, May 17, 2018. Mrs. Carbabas was born in Greece on April 25, 1920. She lived in Detroit and raised a family with her husband Harry before moving to Grosse Pointe Park. Mrs. Carababas took great pride in cooking meals for her family, especially her grandchildren, and she was an...
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Helen L. Freeman

February 20, 1937 - May 16, 2018

Helen Louise Freeman, age 81 of Beaverton, Michigan, passed away May 16, 2018. She was born in Greensburg, Pennsylvania on February 20, 1937; the daughter of Albert and Laura (nee McWherter) Jellison. Beloved wife of the late Virgil. Loving mother of David (Antonia) Freeman, Keith (Karen) Freeman and Scott (Sharon) Freeman. Treasured grandmother of Adam (Amee),...
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Donald C. Rentschler

July 16, 1937 - May 15, 2018

Donald Carl Rentschler, age 80, died peacefully on May 15, 2018 in St. Clair Shores. Don was born in Cleveland, OH on July 16, 1937, the son of Carl and Grace Rentschler. Don graduated from Detroit University School (now University Liggett in Grosse Pointe Woods) in 1955. He continued his education at Michigan State University and graduated in 1960. While at MSU,...
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Joseph F. Mancuso

November 21, 1951 - May 15, 2018

Joseph F. Mancuso, age 66, passed away in Grosse Pointe Shores on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. He was born November 21, 1951 in Detroit to Joseph and Adeline Mancuso. Joseph owned his own flooring company, but also had a passion for music. He was a musician and that is where his heart was. He will be missed. He loved his family and led a simple life. He earned a Bachelor Degree...
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Nettie Shaver

June 4, 1930 - May 15, 2018

Shaver, Nettie, age 87, beloved wife of the late Arnold, loving mother of Ronald, Suzanne Hawkins and Robert. Proud grandmother of Danielle Nelson (Mark) and Christopher Hawkins. Nettie was born June , 4th, 1930 to Gemma and Otto Marlia of Detroit. She met and married Arnold Shaver and they were together until his death in 2011.Nettie was a long time member of St....
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Margaret Ann Wallace

August 11, 1928 - May 14, 2018

Margaret Ann Wallace (Fabian), age 89, passed away May 14, 2018. She was born August 11, 1928 in Barnesboro, PA to John and Antonia (Golla) Fabian. She graduated from Barnesboro High School in 1946 and in 1950 married the love of her life, Augustine J. Wallace. After raising four children in Southfield (MI), Margie worked for the Michigan Public School System from...
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Jack M. Hansen

November 16, 1929 - May 12, 2018

Hansen, Jack, age 88, beloved husband of Virginia, dear father of Victoria (Mark) Bycraft, Pamela (Robert) Maige, Robert (Shellie), Barbara Russell and Jack. Proud grandfather of 13 and great-grandfather of 10. Jack served in the United States Army during the Korean War and was honorably discharged. After serving our country, Jack was with the Detroit Fire...
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Patricia Ann LaVeque

October 13, 1937 - May 11, 2018

Patricia Ann LaVeque St. Clair Shores - Patricia Ann LaVeque, age 80, of St. Clair Shores, Michigan, passed away peacefully in hospice care at Beaumont Hospital in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, on May 11, 2018. She was born on October 13, 1937, to Charles and Ruth Gibbons, in Hamtramck, Michigan. She was the beloved wife for over 58 years to the late...
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Dan Dmitru Bulbuk

May 31, 1930 - May 11, 2018

Dan Dmitru Bulbuk of Eastpointe, Michigan May 31, 1930 - May 11, 2018 Loving husband, father, brother, brother-in-law and uncle. Dan was a loving husband to Sally (Wenz) Bulbuk, father of Leslie Bulbuk (Marta Donayre), brother of Mary Bougdanos, and John Bulbuk. He was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1930, to Vasile Bulbuk and Elena (Cretsu) Bulbuk. His...
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Thomas Andrew Gula

November 17, 1971 - May 9, 2018

Thomas Andrew Gula died on Wednesday, May 9, 2018. He was born on Wednesday, November 17, 1971 in Detroit, Michigan. Dearest loving son of Olga Gula. Loving nephew of Roman Iwanusz. Cousin of Phil (Cindy) Dinsmore, Jeanette (Andrew) Woloch, and Ramona (Adam) Stricker. Visitation Saturday, May 12, 2018 from 2:00 pm until 9:00 pm and Sunday, May 13,...
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Caroline Jackowski

November 10, 1936 - May 8, 2018

Caroline Jackowski November 10, 1936 - May 8, 2018 Born in Detroit Resided in Fraser Caroline Jackowski, 81, of Fraser passed away peacefully on May 8, 2018. Caroline was born in Detroit on November 10, 1936. She is predeceased by her parents Chester and Wanda Kiszlowski. She graduated from St. Thomas the Apostle High School in Detroit. Caroline was married to her...
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Patricia Ann DeFoe

May 7, 2018

St. Clair Shores resident Patricia Ann DeFoe died Monday, May 7, 2018. Patricia, who earned a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Detroit, was a former teacher for the Warren Consolidated Schools. She enjoyed reading and cooking. She had a witty sense of humor and was loved by those her knew her. She was dedicated to her family and especially enjoyed...
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Elsie Verlinden

August 24, 1927 - May 7, 2018

Elsie Verlinden, age 90, died peacefully in her sleep after a short battle with ALS on May 7, 2018 . Elsie was born on August 24, 1927 in Wallaceburg, Ontario, Canada. When she was four years old her parents returned to their homeland in Belgium. She was raised and educated there and witnessed World War II. When she was 20, her family immigrated to Detroit. Elsie...
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John Trompics

November 23, 1926 - May 6, 2018

Jack Trompics passed away May 6, 2018 at age 91. Dear brother of Joyce Beach. Proud uncle of many nieces and nephews. Loved by many special friends. Served in the Navy in WWII aboard USS Baxter. Funeral service Monday June 11 10:00am A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Avenue at Vernier Road, Grosse Pointe Woods. Visitation Sunday June 10 from 6:00-9:00pm Interment Mt. Olivet...
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Frank Lenhardt

May 30, 1929 - May 5, 2018

Mr. Frank Lenhardt, age 88, of Sterling Heights, passed away in the care of his family to go home to be with the Lord on May 5, 2018. Beloved husband of Florence for 52 ½ years; loving father of Heidi (the late Stephen) Brandt, Karen (Hassan) Azar, and Kathleen (Roger) Meyers; proud grandfather of Regan, Morgan, Payton, Maxwell, Amelia, Caden&...
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Clinton W. Turley

April 21, 1932 - May 3, 2018

Clinton W Turley, age 86, passed away on Thursday, May 3, 2018. Clinton was born on April 21, 1932 in Detroit, Michigan; the son of Wilbur and Esther Turley. Beloved husband of the late Elaine Turley for 62 years. Loving father of Jan Kujawski (Dennis Kirsch), Bill Turley (Jeannie), Ed Turley (Shari), and Dan Turley (Amy). Cherished grandfather of Jeff (Amanda...
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Julia Jones-Gilliard

September 5, 1939 - May 3, 2018

Julia "Baby Sister" Jones-Gilliard, age 78, a resident of Harper Woods, passed away Thursday, May 3, 2018. Julia was born September 5, 1939 in Memphis, Tennessee. Julia loved traveling and shopping. She was very active at her church, Tennessee Missionary Baptist Church in Detroit. She taught Sunday school, was involved in youth ministry, and was also an...
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Arnold Bernard Krueger

November 28, 1946 - May 3, 2018

Arnold “Arny” Bernard Krueger, age 71, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 3rd, 2018, at St. John Hospital in Detroit. He was born to Otto and Ruth Krueger on November 28th, 1946 in Detroit, Michigan. He was a 1964 graduate of Harper Woods High School and went on to college at Oakland University where he met his wife, Susan. They married in 1967...
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Patricia Ann Erickson

June 24, 1929 - May 3, 2018

Patricia Ann Erickson, 88, of St. Clair Shores, Michigan, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on May 3, 2018 and will be reunited with her beloved husband, Floyd Erickson, who preceded her in death. Born and raised in Marquette, Michigan, she resided in the Detroit area for over six decades and touched many lives with her spirit of...
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James A. Sherman

June 24, 1949 - May 3, 2018

James A. Sherman, age 68 of Sterling Heights, passed away on May 3, 2018. He was born in Detroit on June 24, 1949; the son of Walter and Elizabeth (nee Palma) Sherman. Jim’s caring nature was enhanced by his ability to fix just about anything. He would do anything for anyone and was often found helping others. Jim was very social and was thought of as everyone’s...
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Lyla Margaret Hadad

January 5, 1932 - May 2, 2018

HADAD, Lyla (Nee Schmidt), Age 86, May 2nd, 2018 of Detroit. Dearest wife of the late Jacob G. Hadad, loving mother of Cheryl, Lanette, JoAnne, and Joseph (Susan), and proud grandmother of 6 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, and cousins. Lyla was predeceased by her daughter Marlo and her sibling...
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David B. Miller

February 23, 1955 - May 1, 2018

David B. Miller, age 63, of Warren, went home to be with his Lord on May 1, 2018. Beloved husband of Brenda; loving father of Kyle Miller and Daniel (Ariel) Miller; proud grandfather of baby Miller; dear brother of Debbie (John) Regimbal and the late Kenneth Miller; he was preceded by his parents, Lawrence and Alice Miller. Dave was a designer for Ford Moter Company in...
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Marjorie Ann Maniez

May 6, 1927 - April 30, 2018

MANIEZ, Marjorie Ann, Age 90, April 30th, 2018 Loving wife of the late Athos “Louie”. Dearest mother of Carol (Richard) Novak, Louis Maniez, Ronald (Sandie) Maniez, Charles (Julie) Maniez and Gregory Paul (Selina) Maniez. Proud grandmother of Richard, Jennifer, Stephen, Charles, Jeremy, Lindsey, Gregory and Jason. Great-grandmother...
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Frank Delisi

December 4, 1922 - April 30, 2018

Frank Delisi passed away peacefully on April 30, 2018 at the age of 95. He was born on December 4, 1922 in Detroit; son of Salvatore and Josephine (nee Bommarito) Delisi. Frank served in the United States Army during World War II. He was a retired Mason. Frank was predeceased by his parents, loving wife Ida, and siblings Catherine Knight and Charlie Delisi. He is survived by...
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Rose Sfraga

December 25, 1929 - April 29, 2018

Rose Sfraga, age 88 of Eastpointe, passed away peacefully at St. John Hospital in Detroit on April 29, 2018. Rose was born in Chicago, IL on December 25, 1929 to the late Vito and Anita Tumberello. Mrs. Sfraga will always be remembered by her family as kind, thoughtful, and loving to all who knew her. She was well known for her ‘open door’ policy at...
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Bettie Mae Symons

April 9, 1933 - April 29, 2018

Bettie M. Symons was born in Detroit on April 9, 1933 the daughter of Joseph and Fannie Cullom. Graduating at the age of 16, she was a member of the 1949 class of Southeastern High School in Detroit. On May 1, 1953 Bettie married Keith Symons and together they raised two sons, Jim and Doug. She was a life-long member of Temple Baptist Church and Cornerstone Baptist Church. ...
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Kelly Elizabeth Ewald

November 25, 1969 - April 29, 2018

Kelly Elizabeth Ewald, age 48, April 29, 2018. Kelly, was well known for her sense of humor, and making other people smile. She loved nature and the simple beauty of life. She was an active volunteer for Salvation Army and Meals on Wheels. She appreciated music and had a great knowledge of it as well. Dear daughter of Brenda and the late James Woucznya. Loving sister of...
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Kyle A. Beahlen

October 10, 1986 - April 28, 2018

Kyle Andrew Beahlen, age 31 of Warren, passed away April 28, 2018. He was born in Detroit on October 10, 1986; the son of Kenneth and Elizabeth (nee Kalata) Beahlen. “I was reading an article the other day…”, a comment often made by Kyle. Not many people knew Kyle’s true passions, but if you did know of them, they were unmistakable. He helped...
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John F. Markey

September 5, 1971 - April 26, 2018

. Markey, John F. age 46, beloved son of Marilyn Nee McQuillan and the late Francis J. Markey. Brother of Francis (Chantal) and Ann. Predeceased by an infant sister, Ann Marie. Visitation Tuesday 2-9 pm A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Ave. at Vernier Road Instate 9:30 am until time of Mass 10:00 am Wednesday, Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 467 Fairford...
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Sinibaldo Tozzi

October 24, 1923 - April 26, 2018

Sinibaldo Tozzi “Gino” was born October 24, 1923 in Morole, Italy and entered into rest April 26, 2018 at the age of 94. Sinibaldo was the beloved husband of Diane and dearest father of the late Gino J. Tozzi Sr. (Melissa). He was the Grandfather of Gino J. Tozzi Jr (Courtney), Jonathan Tozzi and great-grandfather of Dalton and Sydney Tozzi. He was also survived by...
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Marlene Bryk

August 4, 1932 - April 26, 2018

Marlene Bryk passed away peacefully on April 26, 2018 at the age of 85. She was born on August 4, 1932 in Detroit; daughter of George and Mary (nee Riopelle) Lietz. Marlene graduated from St. Martin Catholic High School in Detroit in 1940. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Mercy College and her Master’s degree from the University of Detroit. She began her...
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Bonnie Ellen Miller

June 14, 1945 - April 25, 2018

Bonnie Ellen Miller, died in Detroit on April 26, 2018 at age 72. She was a longtime resident of Grosse Pointe Farms. She was born in Williamsport , PA to Blanche and Leonard Niemoller. Bonnie received her Ph. D from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and was very active in Cancer Research being employed by the Karmanos Cancer Institute, retiring from there in 2004 after 15...
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John Domenick

September 6, 1934 - April 25, 2018

John Kenneth “Jack” Domenick, age 83, passed peacefully on April 25, 2018 at the William Beaumont Hospital in Grosse Pointe, MI. Jack was born on September 6, 1934 in Pittsburgh, PA; the son of Alfonso and Margaret Domenick. He attended school in Lucerne Mines, PA and worked for his father’s trucking company before moving to Detroit with his family...
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Patricia Mary Costello

December 21, 1936 - April 23, 2018

Patricia Mary Costello, age 81 of Troy, passed away on April 23, 2018. She was born in Highland Park on December 21, 1936; the daughter of Patrick and Hannah (nee Mohan) Lynch. A graduate of Michigan State University, Patricia went on to teach at St. Veronica Catholic Church in Eastpointe and St. Hugo of the Hills Catholic School in Bloomfield Hills. Once her children were...
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Margaret Dalzotto

October 16, 1925 - April 23, 2018

Margaret Dalzotto (a.k.a. Minnie, Margie) was called home to our heavenly Father on April 23, 2018. Margaret was married to her late husband Jack for 65 years. Although Margaret was ahead of her time in the 1940's by earning a business certificate in Stenography. Her family was the most important part of her life. As anyone that knew her, she would say "I HAVE THE BEST KIDS IN THE...
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Jerome M. Grzadzinski

April 15, 1959 - April 22, 2018

Mr. Jerome M. Grzadzinski, age 59, of Dixson, MO and formerly of Warren, MI passed away peacefully after a long illness on April 22, 2018. Beloved husband of Sharon; Loving father of Amy (Dave) Frizzell and Alicia Grzadzinski; proud grandfather of Will and Luke; dear brother of Nancy Thomas, Kenneth (the late Dina) Grzadzinski, and the late Sandy Norton. Jerome...
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John M. Litch

October 14, 1927 - April 22, 2018

John Michael Litch was born in Detroit on October 14, 1927. He grew up in the poorest areas of the city with his industrious Russian immigrant parents and younger sister. John was always happy to tell stories of his earliest jobs, as a "chicken-plucker" at his father's market, and later as a bar tender. After graduating from Fordson High School he attended Albion college for one...
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Wilhelm Johann Volmering

June 20, 1937 - April 21, 2018

Wilhelm Johann Volmering, age 80, a resident of St. Clair Shores, passed away at his home on Saturday, April 21, 2018. Wilhelm was born in Wertherburch, Germany on Sunday, June 20, 1937 to Friedrich and Aletta Volmering. When Wilhelm completed his German education he relocated to Toronto, Canada and shortly after that he moved to Michigan. Wilhelm worked as a...
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Carson Cunningham Grunewald

April 22, 1923 - April 21, 2018

Carson C. Grunewald, 94, a long time resident of Grosse Pointe, passed away on 4-21-2018. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Nancy. Carson received his Under Graduate degree from the University of Michigan. He then joined the Navy in 1943 as part of the V7 Program and placed on active duty upon the USS Hank during WW II. During his 3 years in active duty he earned...
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Patricia M. Haviland

May 27, 1933 - April 21, 2018

Patricia M. Haviland was born May 27, 1933 in Detroit, Michigan. She entered into rest April 21, 2018 at the age of 84. Patricia was an opinionated woman who never let anything stop her. In her 50’s she learned to drive, and at 60 years old she received a Bachelor’s Degree in education from Wayne State University. After receiving her degree Patricia taught English...
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Welda Violet Felber

January 31, 1916 - April 20, 2018

Welda Violet Felber In celebration of the long life of Welda Gorlitz Cole Felber, 102, who returned to the Lord on Friday, April 20, 2018. Welda was born at the end of WW I on January 31, 1916. She lived a long and happy life and her motto was I want to wear out not rust out, which is what she did. Welda was a devout Christian and a member of Hope United Church of Christ...
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Barbara Fitch

April 6, 1947 - April 18, 2018

Barbara “Mama Granny” Fitch, age 71, died on Wednesday, April 18, 2018. She was born on April 6, 1947 in Buffalo Valley, Tennessee. Barbara worked for Rochester Hills Chrysler for 35 years and retired in 2003. Loving mother of Steve (Nicole) Fitch and April Fitch. Cherished grandmother of Stephanie (Cody) Potyczka, Jami Burnham, Reese Fitch, and...
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Mary Catherine Tomlin

April 8, 1993 - April 18, 2018

TOMLIN, Mary Catherine, Age 25, April 18th, 2018 of Clinton Township. Loving daughter of Susan (Jim) Ballard, dearest sister of Sarah (Mike) Stan, Steven Tomlin Jr., and Michael Tomlin, granddaughter of Shirley Brown, and proud aunt of Lauren Stan. Mary was predeceased in death by her father Steven Tomlin. She will be deeply missed by many family friends. A...
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Reba Beatrice Rials

April 9, 1924 - April 17, 2018

Reba Beatrice Rials was born April 9, 1924 in Kirbyton, Kentucky. The daughter of William and Era Clark. She entered into rest April 17, 2018, at the age of 94. Family always came first to Reba. She was an extremely devoted wife who kept her home clean and a meal on the table. She made sure her children did well in school and had a warm, welcome home. Reba also deeply...
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Ronald Edward Rourke M. D.

September 1, 1924 - April 16, 2018

Dr. Ronald Edward Rourke (1924-2018), passed away in his sleep April 16, 2018. He was preceded in death by Sue (nee King), beloved wife of 57 years; brother, Robert Francis Rourke; and son, Gerald. He is survived by dear wife, Kathleen (nee Klega), sons Timothy(Katy), Patrick (Judy), Ronald Jr (Karol, Leora), Joseph (Nancy), Robert (Paul Adams)&...
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Helen G. ZurSchmiede

September 19, 1928 - April 15, 2018

Helen G. ZurSchmiede died peacefully at home surrounded by her family on April 15, 2018 at the age of 89. She was born to Paul D. and Helen H. Grubbs on September 19, 1928 in Washington DC and moved to Grosse Pointe at the age of nine. She graduated from Grosse Pointe High School and attended the University of Michigan where she met her future husband Tom. They were married for 67...
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Clifford L. Kuchenbrod II

January 14, 1970 - April 15, 2018

Clifford L. Kuchenbrod II, age 48, of Warren passed away peacefully on April 15, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born January 14, 1970 in Warren to Clifford and Cathy Kuchenbrod. Cliff was known to be a tender heart with a gentle soul, who always thought of others first and himself last. He was known to be loving, kind, and loved his family as...
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Rosa Morreale

October 29, 1938 - April 14, 2018

Rosa Morreale was born in Grotte, Sicily the daughter of Vittorio and Concetta Daina. There she married Antonio Morreale in 1960 and together they emigrated to the United States where they raised four children. She was a self employed seamstress and enjoyed gardening and cooking . She excelled in traditional Sicilian dishes relished by her family and friends. Rosa was a doting grandmother...
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Wilburn Douglas Bowlin

August 3, 1942 - April 14, 2018

Mr. Wilburn "Doug" Bowlin, age 75, of Sterling Heights, went home to be with the Lord on April 14, 2018 . Beloved Husband of Loretta for 47 years; loving father of Samantha and Alex; dear brother of the late Raymond, the late Joe Ann (Richard) case; Roger (Gail), and Glenn (Sue); also survived by several niedes and nephews. Doug loved his '66 Belvedere Street Hemi, he...
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Veronica B. Chappell

March 14, 1925 - April 12, 2018

Veronica B. Chappell, age 93 of Atlanta, MI (formerly of a lifelong resident of Troy, MI), passed away peacefully on April 12, 2018 at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. Mrs. Chappell loved the outdoors and could often be found fishing in Northern Michigan. She was a press operator for many years at Press Products in Troy, where she retired. Veronica was very...
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Lorraine Harriet Primeau

February 22, 1914 - April 11, 2018

Lorraine Primeau passed away in Grosse Pointe on April 11. Lorraine was born in Dubuque, Iowa on February 22 1914 to Harry and Mary Salot. The family moved to Detroit in the twenties. She attended Michigan State, majoring in economics. Early on, she became interested in teaching, and took further training, ultimately launching a career in kindergarten education. She was the...
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Walter Lamont Madison

November 20, 1946 - April 11, 2018

Walter L. Madison, Sr. passed away at McLaren Macomb Hospital on April 11, 2018 with his family at his side. He was born in Detroit on November 20, 1946. He was a 1964 graduate of Western High School. Walter married Juliette, the love of his life in 1965 and together they shared 49 years of happiness until her death in 2012. Walter retired as a machinist from Chrysler Corporation...
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Bessie Hillakas

June 11, 1953 - April 11, 2018

Bessie Hillakas passed away peacefully with her family by her side on April 11, 2018. She was born in Greece on June 11, 1953; daughter of Socratis and Georgia Tsahalos. Bessie is survived by her loving husband of 42 years; Gregory. She was proud of her son Peters and daughter Patty (Dimitri) Perivoliotis. She is survived by her siblings Sia (the late Fontas) Ohtaras, Alekos ...
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Anne Dauksas

September 19, 1930 - April 11, 2018

DAUKSAS, Anne, Age 87, April 11th, 2018. Loving wife of the late Richard, dearest mother of Ron (Karen) and Rick (Diane), proud grandmother of Katie (Scott) Shawbitz, Kyle and Michael, and great grandmother of Madi and Kenzie. Anne is also survived by many other loving relatives and friends. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday April 14 at St. Anne...
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Alice I. Kalyvas

October 11, 1930 - April 11, 2018

Alice Kalyvas, age 87, died peacefully at home on April 11, 2018. She was born in Detroit on October 11, 1930, the daughter of Harry and Andrea Venettis. She graduated Northwestern High School and worked a short period at General Motors as a secretary. In 1952 Alice Venettis married Leo Kalyvas at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in downtown Detroit. Soon after they...
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Gladys M. Howe

March 25, 1928 - April 10, 2018

Gladys Marie Lutfy Howe, 90, passed away peacefully on April 10th, 2018 surrounded by family. Gladys was born on March 25, 1928, in Chatham, Ontario, to James and Najla Zakoor. She grew up in Chatham and Windsor with her three siblings, Edward Zakoor, Fr. Fred Zakoor, and Louise Shaway. She attended St. Mary’s Academy in Windsor and the University...
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Estelle Mary Van Wiemeersch

April 7, 1920 - April 9, 2018

Estelle M. Van Wiemeersch, 98, died peacefully Monday, April 9, 2018, at Autumn Woods Residential Health Care in Warren. Born April 7, 1920. in Detroit, to Leonard and Rose Lunetto, Estelle graduated from Holy Redeemer High School in 1936, and worked as a secretary for Briggs Manufacturing and as a realtor for Johnstone & Johnstone in Grosse Pointe. At age 45...
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Maria Czeczuga

May 4, 1952 - April 8, 2018

Maria Czeczuga died April 8, 2018 at age 65 in Grosse Pointe, Michigan. She was born May 4, 1952 in Naples, Italy. She was the daughter of Leonard and Josephine Mangione She traveled to New York as a child and spent most of her life in Long Island, there she Married Gregory Czeczuga and together they raised 3 children, Daughters Jennine Nelson and Jacklyn Ciccone and son...
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The Toth Family

April 7, 2018

The Toth Family died in Colorado on April 7, 2018 while driving home after a spring break ski vacation. The family will receive family and friends from 9:00 am Monday until 11:00 am at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, 21800 Marter, St. Clair Shores, where the Rites of Christian Burial will immediately follow. In lieu of flowers, a charitable donation to any one of the...
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Thomas Joseph Jacob

September 21, 1951 - April 6, 2018

Thomas Joseph Jacob passed away on Friday April 6, 2018 at Advantage Living Center in Roseville with his family by his side. He was born in Detroit on September 21, 1951 the son of Nicholas and Julia Jacob. Tom retired in 2014 as a chef from St. John Hospital and Medical Center in Detroit after 25 years. Tom served his country in the United States Army during the Viet Nam Era. Tom...
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Alida Henriette Pierik

March 30, 1927 - April 4, 2018

Pierik, Alida H., age 91, April 4, 2018 of St. Clair Shores. Born on March 30, 1927 in Rotterdam, Netherlands to Hendrik and Giertrudia Timmer. Beloved wife of the late Henricus "Henk". Loving mother of David(Cindy), Steven(Susie), Vincent(Janine), the late Marcel(Nicole), Christopher(Linda), Stephany(John) Bochenek, and Scott Garretson. Proud...
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William E. Stafford

January 16, 1939 - April 3, 2018

William Eugene “Gene” Stafford was born 16 January 1939 in Gainsboro, TN. He passed away 03, April, 2018 in Port Huron, MI. Loving partner to the late Betty Crawford. Loving father to Katrina Jean Stafford-Spry and Jamie Lynn Hamblin and the late siblings Colleen Barefield (Jim), Edem “Jr” Stafford (Sylvia) and Louise Poteet. Survived by five...
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Diane M. Gondek

November 18, 1956 - April 1, 2018

GONDEK, Diane M., Age 61, April 1, 2018 of Clinton Township. Loving wife of Robert, and dearest mother of Brian. Diane is also survived by her siblings Robert (Marabell) Waslowicz, Richard Waslowicz, Jimmy (Larry Sparks) Waslowicz and Gary Waslowicz as well as many other loving relatives. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday April 7, 2018 at St....
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Gerald Alan Kolbuk

April 15, 1943 - March 29, 2018

Gerald Alan Kolbuk, age 74 of Sterling Heights, passed away on April 29, 2018. He was born in Detroit on March 15, 1943. A happy guy, Jerry was always smiling and laughing. He loved riding his scooter, playing cards and trips to the casino. Jerry touched the lives of everyone he met. He is dearly loved and will be deeply missed. Loving son of the late Phillip and...
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Helen Campos

November 18, 1935 - March 28, 2018

Helen Campos passed away on March 28, 2018 at the age of 82. She was born in Hamrun, Malta on November 18, 1935; daughter of Anthony and Paula (nee Galea) Cutajar. She lived in San Francisco for 55 years before moving to Michigan in 2009. Helen worked at the Red Vine Licorice Factory in California where she met the love of her life Mario. She loved to watch pro wrestling and...
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Bruce Edward Van Farowe

October 28, 1950 - March 28, 2018

Bruce E. Van Farowe passed away in Detroit on March 28, 2018 at St. John Hospital with his family at his side, He was born in Lansing, Michigan On October 28, 1950 the son of Donald and Geraldine Van Farowe. Bruce married the love of his life, Candace Thompson in 1971 and together they shared a love that spanned 47 years. They raised their daughter Christian in a loving home...
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Anthony Madonia

July 6, 1930 - March 28, 2018

Mr. Anthony Madonia, age 87, of Warren, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family March 28, 2018. Beloved husband of the late Elaine for 65 years; loving father of Deborah (Greg) Paliczuk, Denise (Roy) Berger, and David (Tina) Madonia; proud grandfather of Mitchell, Alysia, Antonia, Aiden, Nicole, Abbey, Joseph, and Chelsi; and great ...
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