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Our Obituaries

Barbara L. Geddes

September 17, 1934 - September 2, 2015

Mrs. Barbara (Orr) Geddes, born September 17, 1934 in Port Huron, MI to Karl and Elizabeth Orr, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, September 2, 2015. Barbara retired from the State of Michigan in 1994. She was a 45 year member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and was honored to serve as State Auxiliary President from 1994-1995. She is survived by two daughters; Terri (Don)...
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Walter R. Moore

January 9, 1924 - August 24, 2015

Born in Marion, Ohio, Walter was the son of Walter and Ida (Eichman) Moore. He faithfully served his country with the United States Marine Corps. He was an Inspector with U.S. Pipe and Casing in Irwindale, California. Walter married Jean Hustead in June of 1978. Walter attended Crossroads Community Church and was a member of the VFW Post 1138 in Monroe. He volunteered for R.S.V.P., and in...
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Joseph A. Gubala

December 8, 1951 - August 24, 2015

Born in Monroe, Joseph was the son of Leo and Carol (Boes) Gubala. Joseph is survived by his siblings: David Gubala of Temperance, Linn Gubala of Mansfield, Ohio and Susan (Dallas) Gilliland of Temperance; as well as nieces and nephews.
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Betty J. Souva

April 15, 1928 - August 24, 2015

Born in Del Ray, Betty was the daughter of Samuel and Agnes (Underwood) O'Hara. She married the love of her life, Peter Souva, on October 29, 1949. A dedicated homemaker, Betty cherished time spent with her family. Betty leaves to cherish her memory, Peter, her husband of the past 65 years; children: Chris (Toni) Souva of Carleton, Steven Souva of Newport, Patricia (Jack) Adams of Northville,...
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Martha E. Mazur

August 3, 1922 - August 19, 2015

Born in Lima, Ohio, Martha was the daughter of Paul and Elva Wagoner Barrett. Martha had worked as a clerk at K-Mart for a number of years. Martha leaves to cherish her memory her children: William (Karen) Uhlik of NewBoston and James (Jeannette) Uhlik of Cabot, Arkansas; four grandchildren: Terri, Karla, Brenda and Amy; seven great grandchildren: Shanna, Danielle, Raeanne, Dilyn, Paige,...
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Kenneth P. Tibai

March 20, 1957 - August 14, 2015

Born in Monroe, Kenneth was the son of Lawrence and Earlene (Vincent) Tibai. A 1976 Graduate of Monroe High School, he married the love of his life, Teresa Kasprowicz, on August 3, 1985. Ken was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Toledo, Loyal Order of the Moose in both Jackson and Albion, Fraternal Order of the Eagles in Michigan Center and the Sons of the American Legion. Ken also was...
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Donald Scott Barbier

January 22, 1973 - August 12, 2015

Born in Monroe, Donald was the son of Albert and MaryAnn (Berkowski) Barbier. He married Amy Hayter on August 18, 2010 here in Monroe. Donald was known for being a "jack of all trades" working various positions throughout his life. He enjoyed fishing and riding his bicycle. He had been attending the Petersburg Lower Lights Church. Donald leaves to cherish his memory his mother MaryAnn...
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Ronald L. Stokes

February 5, 1949 - August 10, 2015

Ronald L. Stokes, age 66 of Monroe, formerly of Fremont, Ohio passed away peacefully at University of Michigan Hospital following and extended illness at the VA Hospital in Ann Arbor, on August 10th 2015. He was born February 5th 1949 in Fremont, Ohio to Robert L. Stokes and Edna Lucille (Swerlein) Stokes (Lucy Johnson). He graduated from Ross High School in 1967, entered the US Navy in 1968...
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Clarence "Chuck" Chronister

January 14, 1933 - August 10, 2015

Clarence "Chuck" Chronister of Monroe and formerly of VanBuren, MO died after a lengthy illness at ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital on August 10, 2015; he was 82 years old. Chuck was born in VanBuren, MO to Henry and Lenna (nee: House) Chronister on January 14, 1933; his parents preceded him in death. He proudly served his Country in the United States Army during Vietnam; on September 3, 1966...
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Gary Lee Larrow

November 6, 1951 - August 7, 2015

Born in Monroe, Gary attended St Anne Grade School, was a 1969 graduate of Monroe Catholic Central High School and a 1972 graduate of Monroe County Community College. Gary was a Quality Control Professional and had worked in that capacity at Solar Machine in Romulus, Ford Motor Company in Livonia and North Star Steel in Monroe. In his younger years he enjoyed snowmobiling and more recently...
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Mary Helen Henry

May 22, 1934 - August 2, 2015

Born in Monroe, Mary was the daughter of Russell and Margaret (Luypen) Bomia. She married the love of her life, Bige Henry, on April 18, 1953. A dedicated homemaker, Mary enjoyed crocheting, embroidery and ceramics. She was a past member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and now a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Mary leaves to cherish her memory, Bige, her husband of the past 62...
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Theresa Ausmus

April 28, 1943 - August 1, 2015

Theresa Ausmus of Monroe, MI passed away August 1, 2015 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Toledo at the age of 72. She was born April 28, 1943 in Monroe, MI to her parents Vincent and Anna (nee: Marino) DiJohn and graduated from St. Mary Academy in 1961; she married her husband James W. Ausmus on May 2, 1964 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Monroe, MI and he preceded her in death on January 14, 2013...
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Alfred Faye Pillarelli

June 19, 1920 - July 31, 2015

Al was born in Monroe to Nicholas and Victoria (Julian) Pillarelli; Dorothy, his devoted wife, was born on April 26th, 1922. They were joined together as one, united in marriage on February 3rd, 1940. Al (better known to many as Faye) and Dorothy had three children: Nicholas Faye, Alfred Miles, and Mrs. Geralyn (Leslie) Hubbell. He was preceded in death by his son Nick, daughters-in-law Sharon...
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Shirley Ann Burbo

March 26, 1946 - July 28, 2015

Born in Detroit, Shirley was the daughter of Joseph and Ella Oswick. Shirley was a Beautician for many years. She was a member of the Wyandotte VFW Post 1136 Auxilary. Shirley leaves to cherish her memory her companion Gary Fisher of Grosse Ile; her dear best friend Nancy Peabody; children: Tim (Sue Hyden) Spezia of Point Place and Tina DeCoster of Grosse Ile; Melanie Scott and Jeremy Fisher;...
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Wendy Sue Bray

March 22, 1975 - July 25, 2015

Born in Monroe, Wendy was the daughter of Dorothy and Arley Harris. Wendy worked at Tim Horton's Café and Bake Shop. She was a member of Monroe Missionary Baptist Church and the Kid's Club at the Monroe County Intermediate School District. Although Wendy's most favorite times were spent with her family, especially her children. Wendy leaves to cherish her memory her children: Clisite Gonyea,...
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Gary Wayne Luper

April 2, 1946 - July 23, 2015

Gary Wayne Luper, age 69, died of pneumonia on July 23, 2015. Although his last remaining years have been spent in Cherokee Village, Arkansas, he grew up in Wayne, MI. Gary is survived by his brother: Johnie Shipp (wife Faye) Luper Jr.; his three daughters: Jennifer Porter, Angela Meyer, and Lanita Miller; as well as his 8 grandchildren: Shane Brandow, Joshua Brandow, Jeremiah Brandow, Tabitha...
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Luella M. Lindner

September 24, 1922 - July 23, 2015

Born September 24, 1922 in Toledo, Luella was the daughter of Arthur and Ina (Bird) Wain. She married the love of her life, Norman A. Lindner, on January 27, 1945. Sadly he preceded her in death February 15, 1980. A dedicated homemaker, Luella also had worked at Autolite in Toledo, as a Maintenance Clerk at the University of Michigan and she had also done housekeeping after her husband's...
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Douglas Eugene Mierzwinski

August 28, 1947 - July 22, 2015

Born in Highland Park, Michigan, Douglas was the son of Eugene and Wanda (Jakniunas) Mierzwinski. He worked as a Foreman for the Wayne County Road Commission for over 32years, retiring in 1997. Douglas was a lifetime member of the Moose Lodge in Marco Island, Florida and a member of the Tennessee Squire. He enjoyed trips to Northern Michigan in RV. Douglas is survived by his daughter Candace...
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Gayle Ann Smith

June 27, 1953 - July 20, 2015

Born in Monroe, Gayle was the daughter of Ross and Hattie (Perry) Grodi. Gayle is survived by her children: David (Aimee Hudson) Grodi of Toledo, Chasity (Michael) Yensch of Newport and Patrick (Jennifer) Smith of Luna Pier; Kammy Cervantez (whom Gayle raised) of Luna Pier; nine grandchildren: David, Taylor, Brittany, Christopher, Ricky, Shauna, Kiara, Ajay and Sawsan; one great grandchild...
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Cecelia Sander

December 5, 1930 - July 19, 2015

Cecelia Sander, 84, of Sarasota, FL passed away peacefully on July 19, 2015 at the Doctors Hospital in Sarasota. The youngest of six children, she was born December 5, 1930 in Detroit to the late Stanislaw (Stanley) and Anna (Madej) Ziemba, both immigrants from Poland. Cecelia was a 1949 graduate of St. Andrews Catholic High School and then began work as a proofreader in the photographic...
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Helen Loonis

February 21, 1924 - July 10, 2015

Born in Ecorse, Helen was the daughter of Joseph and Katherine (Pieczyk) Babik. She married Elmer Loonis on September 26, 1943 in Chicago, Illinois. Sadly he preceded her in death July 27, 1987. A dedicated homemaker, Helen also had worked as a Nurse's Aide at the IHM Motherhouse for 27 years, retiring in 1989. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Frenchtown Senior Citizens and at...
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Rolland I. Driver

January 7, 1967 - July 1, 2015

Born in Toledo, Rolland was the son of Rollie and Virginia (Layman) Driver. He faithfully served his country with the United States Navy. For the past 7 years, Rolland was a Stock Clerk for Kroger. His hobbies included watching movies. Rolland leaves to cherish his memory his mother Virginia Ellison of Monroe and his father: Rollie Driver; a brother Mark Nofzinger of Pioneer, Ohio; two...
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Shirley L. Bezeau

March 4, 1928 - June 28, 2015

Born in Monroe, Shirley was the daughter of Emil and Alberta (Measel) Rushlow. A 1945 graduate of Monroe High School, she married the love of her life, Darrell J. Bezeau on February 9, 1945 at St Joseph Catholic Church in Monroe. Sadly he preceded her in death after 69 years of marriage, on June 28, 2014. A dedicated homemaker, Shirley also worked for over 29 years in the business office at...
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Rose Mary Riehle

October 3, 1926 - June 27, 2015

Born in Erie, Rose was the daughter of George and Beatrice (Cousino) Etue. She married the love of her life, Leo Riehle, on April 25, 1953 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Erie. Sadly he preceded her in death November 5, 2014. A dedicated homemaker, Rose was a devout member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. Her hobbies included cooking, baking, sewing, reading and traveling. Rose leaves to...
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June M. Radovan

August 4, 1932 - June 22, 2015

June Radovan-82, a great-great-great-granddaughter of Col. Francis Navarre, the first settler in Monroe has died. The Good Lord took June, witnessed by her family early on June 22, 2015 at the Lutheran Home of Monroe. She was born in Olean, New York to her parents Nellie Learn and Russell (Whitey) Gessner. She attended St. Michael's Grade School and graduated from St. Mary's Academy in 1950. She...
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Thomas J. Cook

February 27, 1963 - June 19, 2015

Born in Monroe, Thomas was the son of Roy and Delores (Gose) Cook. A 1981 graduate of Monroe High School, Thomas was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and trapping. At one time he was a member of Monroe Missionary Baptist Church. Known for being a loving and caring person, with many friends, it was said that Thomas would sacrifice the shirt of his own back for anyone in need. ...
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Kenneth David Burleson

December 9, 1962 - June 16, 2015

Born December 9, 1962 in Toledo, Kenneth was the son of Gene and Melva (Howe) Burleson. He had been a cook for the Big Boy Restaurant in Milan. Kenneth enjoyed fishing and wildlife. Kenneth is survived by his siblings: Harold (Carla) Burleson of Liberty Center, Ohio, Terry Burleson of Maybee, Bob Burleson of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Ronald (Janet Neal) Burleson of Ypsilanti, Donald Burleson of...
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Helen Marie Mandelka

November 8, 1924 - June 14, 2015

Born in Wyandotte, Helen was the daughter of Rudy and Anna (Blazinzich) Paich. She married the love of her life, Edward Mandelka, on December 18, 1943. Sadly he preceded her in death March 23, 1997. A dedicated homemaker, Helen also had worked at the Willow Run Bomber Plant during World War II as a "Rosie the Riveter". She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Maybee and the Ash...
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Virginia A. Frey

April 18, 1939 - June 5, 2015

Born in Monroe, Virginia was the daughter of William and Shirley (Uncapher) Hancock. She married Kenneth Frey on April 19, 1958. A dedicated homemaker, Virginia also worked as a clerk for K-Mart for over 13 years, retiring in 1985. One of her favorite pastimes as playing Bingo. Virginia leaves to cherish her memory her two daughters: Robin Frey of Winter Park, Florida and Cindy Frey of...
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Gloria Jean Sahr

November 24, 1937 - June 3, 2015

Born in Canton, Illinois. Gloria was the daughter of Robert and Jolene (Kay) Smith. She married William (Bill) Sahr on November 3, 1991. Sadly he preceded her in death March 14, 2012. Gloria worked as a Restaurant Manager at various places throughout her career. She was a board member and treasurer of the Stoney Point Association. Gloria enjoyed gardening, camping, traveling, and dancing. She...
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Scott T. Eggert

June 30, 1964 - May 27, 2015

Scott Thomas Eggert age 50 of Sterling Hts longtime resident of Romeo, MI, peacefully passed away after many years of illness on May 27, 2015. He was born June 30, 1964 in Lansing, MI to Marion and Gerald Eggert. Scott is survived by our blended family mother Marion Gudinas (Leonard); father Gerald Eggert (Helen); brothers and sisters Leahann Clarke (John), Duane Eggert (Ana Maria), Brian...
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Dorothy "Pondzy" Poniedzialek

October 19, 1922 - May 27, 2015

Dorothy "Pondzy" Poniedzialek, age 92 of Monroe, passed away May 27, 2015. Loving wife of the late Edward. Dear mother of Kathleen (Ralph) Osborne, Richard (Shirley), Edward (Linda), Michael (Shelly), and Linda. Proud grandmother of 19, great grandmother of 29, and great-great grandmother of 6. Also survived by a sister Marlene Fuller. Dorothy was preceded in death by 3 grandchildren Kevin,...
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Angeline Mary Lehr

January 18, 1920 - May 24, 2015

Angeline leaves to cherish her memory her children: Wilbur Fish Jr., Charles (MaryAnn) Fish and Antionette (John) Sype as well as 3 grandchildren. Memorial contributions in Angeline's honor may be made to the charity of donor's choice.
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Patricia Ann Vallade

November 2, 1976 - May 23, 2015

Born in Monroe, Tricia was the daughter of Robert and Freda (Liedel) Vallade. A graduate of Dundee High School she worked as a postal clerk for the United States Post Office in Dundee until taking a medical retirement. Tricia enjoyed playing pool, bowling and coloring in coloring books. But most of all she loved attending her son's and daughter's sporting events. Tricia leaves to cherish her...
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Bernice M. Mignano

June 3, 1925 - May 20, 2015

Born June 3, 1925 in Monroe, Bernice was the daughter of Peter and Frances (DelTurco) Miletti. She married the love of her life, Anthony Mignano, on June 12, 1947. Sadly he preceded her in death in 1994. A dedicated homemaker, Bernice also was the Cafeteria Manager at St. John's School for over 30 years, retiring in 1987. She was a lifelong member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church; she...
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Dorothy Lorraine Reno

December 28, 1921 - May 13, 2015

Dorothy Lorraine Reno of Glendale, Arizona passed away on May 13, 2015. She was born on December 28, 1921 to Harry and Florence Sebastian in Detroit, Michigan. She is preceded in death by her parents and also by her husband; Norman Roy Reno after 33 years of marriage. Dorothy is survived by her son Norman Reno (Susan), and by brother Robert Sebastian. Dorothy made porcelain dolls from start...
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Anthony "Tony" Cesnulis

February 17, 1953 - May 12, 2015

Born in Monroe, Tony was the son of Antanas and Helen Cesnulis. He married Kathy Ann Cline on August 25, 1978. While living in Windsor, Ontario, Tony last worked at a warehouse in Detroit, packaging and shipping automotive parts overseas. In the past he also had worked at McLouth Steel, Monroe Evening News, Roselawn Memorial Park, Metal Stamping Company, the Golden Drumstick Restaurant and was...
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Jason Adam Weiler

June 13, 1986 - May 3, 2015

Born in Fort Worth, Texas, Jason was the son of Lester Francis Jr. and Shari Weiler. Jason was a cook at various restaurants in the area including Nick and Nino's and Gino's Pizzeria. He enjoyed listening to music, watching movies and was somewhat of a history buff. Jason leaves to cherish his memory his daughter Aleigha Walters of Monroe; his mother Shari Weiler of Monroe; siblings: Eric ...
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Patricia A. Michaud

February 10, 1929 - May 3, 2015

Born in Monroe, Patricia was the daughter of John and Blanche (Lutz) Swartz. She married the love of her life, William A. Michaud on November 27, 1947. Sadly he preceded her in death January of 1999. A dedicated homemaker, Patricia also worked at the Monroe Family YMCA for over 21 years, retiring in 2005. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and the YMCA. Patricia enjoyed sewing,...
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Harold Hatcher

March 7, 1933 - May 2, 2015

Born in Monroe, Harold was the son of Gilbert and Lillian (Cordrey) Hatcher. He married the love of his life, Veronica "Ronnie" Sordini, on April 19, 1952 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Monroe. Harold faithfully served his country in the United States Army with the 32nd Infantry Regiment in Korea, from March 2, 1953 until his discharge January 4, 1955. Harold spent 39 working for General...
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MaryAnn Riehle

June 1, 1932 - May 1, 2015

Born in Monroe, MaryAnn was the daughter of Clement and Hazel (Younglove) Hess. She was a graduate of St. Joseph Catholic School in Maybee as well as Maybee Junior High School. MaryAnn married the love of her life, James Riehle, on February 16, 1952. Sadly he preceded her in death December of 2010. A dedicated homemaker, MaryAnn also did child care for many years, having cared for over 100...
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Theresa B. Simmons

September 25, 1935 - April 30, 2015

Born in Monroe, Theresa was the daughter of Alfred and Mable Beneteau. A dedicated homemaker, she also worked at the Detroit Edison Plant here in Monroe for a number of years. Theresa was a member of St. Anne's Catholic Church as well as the Monroe and Frenchtown Senior Citizens. Theresa leaves to cherish her memory her son Donald (Margaret) Simmons of Monroe, with whom she made her home; a...
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Linda S. Lawson

May 29, 1946 - April 26, 2015

Born in Chillicothe, Ohio Linda was the daughter of Charley and Gladys (McIe) Lawson. A devoted and loving mother, Linda's children meant the world to her. She worked as a Nurse's Assistant where she loved to make her patients laugh with her great sense of humor. Everywhere Linda went she either had a friend or made a friend. A very spiritual person, Linda attended several churches throughout...
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William "Bill" Absalom

November 21, 1918 - April 19, 2015

Born in Detroit, Bill was the son of Harry and Mae (McGrath) Absalom. He faithfully served his country with the United States Navy from July 1942 until January 1946. Bill married the love of his life, Irene H. LaMara, August 3, 1940. Sadly she preceded him in death February of 1976. Bill worked for over 15 years at Monahan Bronze in Flat Rock. He then worked at Ford Motor Company for over...
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Frank "Poncho" DeLeon

January 28, 1934 - April 17, 2015

Born in Colfax, Indiana, Frank was the son of John and Helen (Craven) DeLeon. A graduate of Trenton High School, he faithfully served his country in the United States Army from September 14, 1953 until August 17, 1955. Frank then married the love of his life, Betty Sue Penn, on November 12, 1955 in Wyandotte. He worked for over 36 years for Michigan Bell/AT&T, retiring in 1990. He was a member...
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Dennis R. Winkel

January 11, 1947 - April 6, 2015

Born in Detroit, Dennis was the son of Raymond and Betty (Brattain) Winkel. He faithfully served his country in the United Sates Navy. After discharge, Dennis became an Electronics Technician until his retirement. Dennis is survived by his siblings; Joseph Winkel, Laurel (Robert) Zanardelli, Colleen (Johnny) Serratt, Candace (Harold) Erwin, Sandra (Tim) Ward, Cynthia Schonfeld and Irene Lowry.
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Carl "Skip" Hertzsch

August 14, 1924 - April 2, 2015

Born in Toledo, Carl was the son of Ernest and Cecilia (Manders) Hertzsch. A veteran of the United States Navy, Carl married the love of his life, Virginia Soleau, on June 26, 1948 in Maumee, Ohio. He worked for Trout's Marina, then with his family when they purchased Harbor Marine, and finally for Ohio Building Restoration. Carl was a member of the VFW. Carl leaves to cherish his memory,...
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Patricia "Trish" Sanders

May 29, 1982 - April 1, 2015

Born in Monroe, Trish was the daughter of Richard and Marsha (Lee) Sanders. She made her home with Josh Doty and from that union came five beautiful children: son Cody Sanders; and four daughters: Jasmine Doty, twins Haley Doty and Shania Doty and Ciarra Doty all of Monroe. She is also survived by her mother Marsha Sanders of Monroe; brothers: Charles "Lucky" (Colleen) Fairchild of Monroe and...
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Eileen Aldine Bach

May 12, 1929 - March 25, 2015

EILEEN WAS BORN MAY 12, 1929 IN MAUMEE, OHIO, THE DAUGHTER OF ESTHER DAVID. SHE MARRIED CHARLES LEO BACH ON JUNE 11, 1949 IN MONROE, MICHIGAN. EILEEN WAS EMPLOYED BY LA-Z-BOY CHAIR COMPANY IN MONROE FOR 25+ YEARS AND RETIRED IN 1988. EILEEN ENJOYED BOWLING AND WAS ON SEVERAL LEAGUES IN MONROE, INCLUDING NORTEL LANES AND THE SPORTS CENTER. EILEEN WAS AN AVID BINGO PARTICIPANT. SHE ALSO ENJOYED...
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Karen M. Brazon

March 29, 1947 - March 25, 2015

Karen Marie Larkins Brazon died peacefully Wednesday night at ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Prior to being admitted on March 3, 2015 for a blood infection, Karen was being cared for at home by her incredible husband, Larry (Bear). She became paraplegic following a surgery in 2008 and spent most of her day in bed surrounded by pets. Larry was her...
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Leslie Satine-Marie Clute

February 8, 1978 - March 16, 2015

Born in Trenton, Leslie was the daughter of Richard and Linda (Lawson) Clute. Leslie worked as a cook for various restaurants in the area. She ejoyed listening to music, and basketball. Leslie also was known as a very talented artist. Leslie leaves to cherish her memory her parents Richard and Linda Clute of Toledo; a brother Duane Dunn of Chillocothe, Ohio; and two sisters: Melissa (Robert)...
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Douglas "Captain" Trouten

May 11, 1944 - March 14, 2015

Born in Monroe, Doug was the son of Robert and Laura (Carrier) Trouten. At the age of 17 he enlisted with the United States Army to faithfully serve his country. After returning from overseas he met and married Judith Collins on February 12, 1966. Sadly she preceded him in death September 3, 2010. He then married Wanita Robinson January 10, 2015. A dedicated family man, Captain worked...
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Eva Myles

May 4, 1910 - March 13, 2015

A CELEBRATION OF LIFE Eva M. Myles, age 104 of Monroe, passed away Friday, March 13, 2015 at Medilodge of Monroe. Born May 4, 1910 in Hinds County, Mississippi, Eva was the daughter of Noah and Sannie (Pickens) Johnson and was the 4th child of 7. She confessed early that Jesus was her Lord and Savior. United with the Orange Hill Baptist Church, she was a faithful servant there. She later met...
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Brian A. Russeau

July 23, 1956 - March 11, 2015

Brian Alvin Russeau, 58 of Monroe, was born to Herman and Rosalyn (Nieswender) Russeau, Sr. in Monroe, Michigan. He grew up on the family farm as one of eight children. On March 11, 2015, Brian was reunited with his parents and other loved ones in Heaven. Along with his siblings, he helped run Russeau & Sons Nursery and the family's farm in Monroe, Michigan. Brian retired from WH Canon out of...
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Irene E. Moore

July 26, 1930 - March 3, 2015

Irene Moore, age 84, passed away peacefully in Chandler Arizona on March 3, 2015. She was the first of five children born to Angeline and Edward Wojciechowski in Detroit Michigan on July 26, 1930. Irene married her lifelong partner, Pete J. Moore, on January 15, 1955. The couple was together nearly 60 years. For most of their married life, they were residents of Monroe Michigan. She resided...
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Clarabelle E. Morris

February 21, 1922 - March 2, 2015

Born in Monroe, Clarabelle was the daughter of Edward and Bertha (Pflunge) Eckert. She married the love of her life, Charles Morris, on June 16, 1936. Sadly he preceded her in death March 2, 1981. A dedicated homemaker, Clarabelle owned and operated C&J Fish Market for over 40 years, retiring in 1985. In her spare time she enjoyed doing Word Search Puzzles. Clarabelle is survived by her...
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Darl W. Komorny

April 12, 1938 - February 28, 2015

Darl William Komorny, age 76, of Detroit Beach, passed away Saturday morning February 28, 2015. Darl was born April 12, 1938 in Toledo, Ohio to William and Lois Komorny, he married the love of his life Mary Walker on September 5, 1969 at St John's Catholic Church Pointe Place, OH. He graduated from Waite High School in 1956, and enlisted in the U.S.Navy where he proudly served as an Electrician...
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Harvy W.C. Hardy

March 12, 1940 - February 27, 2015

Hardy, Harvy W.C.; Age 74 of Monroe died February 27, 2015 at Promedica Monroe Regional Hospital. Harvy was born March 12, 1940 in Rome, Georgia to the late Harvy and Alma (nee: Lipscomb). Beloved husband of 50 years to Barbara (nee: Morris) who he married on December 25, 1964 in Monroe. Loving dad of Harvy (Tina) of Ida, Julie (Shannon) Farris of Dundee and Karen (Kevin) Darnell of Romulus. ...
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Jennifer E. Hensley

May 6, 1948 - February 12, 2015

Born in Monroe, Jennifer was the daughter of Virgil & Maxine (Jackson) Scheich. She worked as a Librarian with the Monroe County Library System, at the Dorsch Memorial and L.S. Navarre Branches, for over 30 years retiring in 2007. She also had worked for a number of years at Dixie Skate Land. Her hobbies included working on her computer. Jennifer leaves to cherish her memory her son Toby ...
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Daniel "Lt. Daan" Schenavar

November 29, 1952 - February 12, 2015

Born in Monroe, Dan was the son of Stanley and Velma (Lajiness) Schenavar. A 1970 graduate of Monroe Catholic Central High School, he then went on to receive his Bachelor Degree from Eastern Michigan University in 1974. Dan married Karen Grodi on July 11, 1980. He worked in Purchasing/Procurement with NSK Corporation for over 33 years, retiring in 2014. Dan was considered an expert at...
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Joan Elizabeth Raymond

October 4, 1954 - February 6, 2015

Born in Monroe, Joan was the daughter of Harold and Julia (Poupard) Raymond. She was educated through the Monroe County Intermediate School System. Joan was very special to all who knew her. She enjoyed collecting trinkets and making unique artwork from her collectables. Joan also enjoyed coloring, listening to music and bowling, but probably her favorite pastime was sitting on her front...
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Kip K. Willetts

January 3, 1958 - February 3, 2015

Born in Monroe, Kip was the son of Frank & Barbara (Karner) Willetts. He married the love of his life, Linda Osborne, on October 31, 1993. Kip worked in Skilled Trades at Ford Motor Company's Monroe plant for over 30 years, retiring in 2007. Kip was known for being a handyman and a jack of all trades. There were few projects he could not handle. He enjoyed sports especially golfing, fishing...
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Vincent F. Vancena

July 27, 1922 - January 20, 2015

Born in Toledo, Vincent was the son of Frank & Louise (Krull) Vancena. He married Betty Kilpatrick in August of 1946. Sadly she preceded him in death in 1959. A World War II Veteran of the Navy, Vincent served from November 11, 1942 until January 14, 1946. While with the Navy he was stationed on the USS Windsor, USS Pittsburgh and USS Nantahala. Vincent worked at Monroe Auto Equipment for...
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Bonnie Lee Kezeli

May 22, 1950 - January 19, 2015

Born in Monroe, Bonnie was the daughter of Vernon and Thelma (Cheek) Vinton. She worked as a Phlebotomist in the Lab at Mercy-Memorial Hospital for 28 years, retiring in 2004. Bonnie loved to play Bingo. She also enjoyed crocheting, especially potholders and afghans, which she was always giving away to family and friends. Her afghans were also sent to service men and women overseas. Bonnie...
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Diane M. Knapp

October 5, 1952 - January 15, 2015

Diane M. Knapp, age 62, of Monroe, MI passed away unexpectedly Thursday January 15, 2015 in her home. Diane was born October 5, 1952 in Toledo, OH to Harold H. and Margaret L. (Londo) Ehrsam, she attended and graduated from the Toledo Public Schools. Daiane married the love of her life Ralph D. Knapp in November 1980 in Lambertville, MI. Diane was a homemaker; she enjoyed her plants, loved...
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Suzanne M. Clark

March 2, 1949 - January 14, 2015

Suzanne M. Clark, age 65, of Prudenville, MI formerly of Monroe, passed away Wednesday January 14, 2015 at Mc Laren Bay Special Care in Bay City, MI, she had been in declining health. Suzanne was born March 2, 1949 in Monroe, MI to Hobart and Elta C. (Benore) Meyers Jr.; she graduated from Airport High School in 1967. She married the love of her life, James P. Clark on January 9, 1969 in...
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Steven M. Bomia

January 18, 1969 - January 14, 2015

Steven M. Bomia, age 45, of Erie, MI passed away unexpectedly Wednesday January 14, 2015 in his home. Steve was born January 18, 1969 in Monroe, MI to Edward and Carol (Raymond) Bomia; he graduated from Mason High School in 1987. Steve served his apprenticeship in brick laying at Brick Trade School of Toledo Local #3 and became active in the trade. He enjoyed working out, lifting weights,...
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Margaret "Peggy" Chatell

February 2, 1926 - January 14, 2015

Born in East Gary, Indiana, Peggy was the daughter of John & Catherine (MacDonald) MacNeil. She married the love of her life, Francis "Joe" Chatell on July 20, 1946 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Rockwood. Sadly he preceded her in death November 22, 1989. Peggy worked as a Nurse at Seaway Hospital for over 15 years, retiring in 1982. She was a faithful member of St. Mary of the...
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Linda Lee Maxwell

September 2, 1943 - January 13, 2015

Linda was born in Tacoma, WA, the daughter of Orville H. and Jessie L. Fisher. She was raised in Portland, OR and came to the Midwest in 1969. She married Thomas J. Maxwell on July 20, 1980 in Las Vegas, NV. He passed away December 12, 2002. Surviving are three children: Erik (Toni) Deckers, Fishers, IN, Lisa (Mike) Longfellow, Monroe, MI, and Andrew (Michelle) Maxwell, Chicago, IL; sister...
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Myrtie Marie Smith

May 20, 1920 - January 5, 2015

Born in Ann Arbor, Myrtie was the daughter of George and May (Fedderer) Clark. She married the love of her life, Stanley J. Smith on August 26, 1937. Sadly he preceded her in death March 4, 1976. A dedicated homemaker, Myrtie was a caretaker of many people as well as her family. She enjoyed working in her garden and on her house. Myrtie leaves to cherish her memory her son William L. ...
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Christina "Tina" Jack

September 27, 1927 - January 5, 2015

Born in Monroe, Tina was the daughter of Frank & Mary (Mattia) Cicero. A graduate of Monroe High School, Tina worked for over 30 years as a Phlebotomist at Mercy-Memorial Hospital, retiring in 2003. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Tina enjoyed bowling, traveling and dancing, but her greatest joy in life was her family. Tina leaves to cherish her memory many nieces and nephews...
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Laurine M. McGowan

May 10, 1924 - December 31, 2014

McGowan, Laurine M., age 90 of Monroe, passed away December 31, 2014. Born May 10, 1924 in Detroit, MI to George and Irene (Barker) Longhurst. She married Raymond Fritz on November 6, 1942. He preceded her in death on February 1, 1965. She later wed Charles L. McGowan Aug 20, 1966. Sadly he preceded her in death February 7, 1988. Loving mother of Patti McGowan (Dave) Riddle-Woods, Rosanne (Larry)...
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Theresa Ann Pace

June 29, 1952 - December 31, 2014

Born June 29, 1952 in Monroe, Theresa was the daughter of Kenny & Ruth (Allen) Cousino. She married the love of her life, Roger Pace, on May 17, 1974. A dedicated homemaker, Theresa also worked as a Nurse's Aide at Mercy Memorial Hospital for over 20 years. She was a member of Stewart Road Church of God. Theresa leaves to cherish her memory, Roger, her husband of the past 40 years; children:...
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Billy Joe McKelvey

August 18, 1959 - December 27, 2014

Born in Monroe County, Tennessee. Billy Joe was the son of Jake & Beulah (Furrow) McKelvey. He married the love of his life, Pauline Miller on September 27, 1980. Sadly she preceded him in death April 12, 1993. Billy Joe worked for General Motors at the Warren Transmission Plant for over 20 years, retiring in 1997. Billy Joe leaves to cherish his memory his children: William Marcus McKelvey...
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Bernard V. Brancheau

September 16, 1943 - December 23, 2014

Born in Monroe, Bernard was the son of Varnum & Evelyn (Hoffman) Brancheau. A veteran of the United States Army, he married the love of his life, Patricia Boone, on July 8, 1967. Bernard worked for over 36 years for Ford Motor Company, retiring in 2000. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Milan, the Loyal Order of the Moose in Ypsilanti and the UAW Veteran's Association...
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Shirley Irene Olsen

March 18, 1935 - December 13, 2014

Born in Detroit, Shirley was the daughter of George & Irene (Anderson) McGregor. She married the love of her life, Leonard Olsen, on June 23, 1956. They had been married for 51 years, before his death on November 7, 2007. A dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, and friend, Shirley had worked as a Medical Assistant as well as other administrative positions throughout her life. She graduated from...
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Roger J. Meyer

July 7, 1952 - December 10, 2014

Roger J. Meyer, age 62, of Monroe, Michigan passed away Wednesday afternoon December 10, 2014 at Mercy Memorial Hospital, he had been in declining health. Roger was born July 7, 1952 in Monroe to Charles and Angela (Cousino) Meyer; he graduated from Catholic Central High School and received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Eastern Michigan University. He was a substitute teacher in the local...
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Michael S. Maddux

February 26, 1925 - December 7, 2014

Michael S. Maddux, age 89, of Newport, MI passed away Sunday morning December 7, 2014 in his home, surrounded by his family. Michael was born February 26, 1925 in Bluffton, Indiana to Franklin and Elsie (Rothgeb) Maddux. He married the love of his life Martha "Marge" J. Dines on February 1, 1947; sadly she preceded him in death on May 9, 2006. Michael proudly served his country in the United...
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Phyllis Mae Miller

November 20, 1925 - November 29, 2014

Born in Maumee, Ohio, Phyllis was the daughter of Vincent P. and Velma H. (Bayes) Wise. She married William G. Miller February 12, 1972 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Maumee. Sadly he preceded her in death January 31, 2014 Phyllis was a graduate of Maumee High School and attended her 70th year class reunion in September of 2013. Phyllis' passion was her business, Otter Creek Marina which...
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Carolyn L. McAninch

March 10, 1942 - November 20, 2014

Carolyn L. McAninch, age 72, of Monroe, MI passed away Thursday, November 20, 2014 at Fountain View of Monroe, she had been in declining health for three years and seriously ill for six months. Carolyn was born March 10, 1942 in Monroe, daughter of Alvin Lee and Margret (Stepp) Mathes; she graduated from Monroe High School in 1960. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Education from Lincoln...
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Sunny Flowers

January 22, 1922 - November 16, 2014

Sunny Flowers, age 92, of Monroe, MI, he was called from our midst on Sunday November 16, 2014 at Brighton Gardens in Belleville, MI. Sun was born January 22, 1922 in Jackson, Mississippi, while working as an elevator operator in Jackson he was drafted into the 92nd Infantry Division of the U.S.Army (known as the Buffalos) in 1942. He fought in the invasion of Italy in World War II and was...
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Leo Raymond Riehle

December 20, 1924 - November 5, 2014

Born in Vincennes, Indiana, Leo was the son of Frank & Clara (Speth) Riehle. As a child, Leo was afflicted with Polio, but he overcame adversity and never let it hold him back, using his condition as motivation to always work his hardest at whatever he did. He married the love of his life, Rose Etue, on April 25, 1953 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Erie. A Tool & Die Maker Leo worked at Ford...
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Ann Gilbert

July 20, 1932 - November 4, 2014

Born in Monroe, Ann was the daughter of Elijah & Milka (Vujakovich) Kovencih. She married Ralph Gilbert in 1973. Sadly he preceded her in death August of 1986. A dedicated homemaker, Ann loved going to the casino and playing instant lottery tickets. She also enjoyed reading and playing word search puzzles. Ann leaves to cherish her memory her children: Mary Ann Kowal of Monroe, Mildred Lea...
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Dorothy Lee Epps

October 10, 1943 - October 30, 2014

Born in Belzoni, Mississippi, Dorothy was the daughter of Leroy Browder and Annie Lee Swan-Taylor. She married the love of her life, William Epps, in December of 1969. A dedicated homemaker, Dorothy also worked over 27 years for the State of Michigan, retiring in 2001. She was a faithful member of Second Missionary Baptist Church of Monroe and sang in the choir. Her hobbies included...
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John Edward "Ed" Croy

November 30, 1924 - October 26, 2014

Born in Plymouth, Ohio, John was the son of John & Martha (Parsel) Croy. John honorably served his country with the United States Army from May 14, 1943 until February 12, 1946, achieving the rank of Sergeant. After return from the military he married the love of his life, Joan Davis, on September 9, 1950 at the First Presbyterian Church of Howell. John worked for over 37 years as a Civil...
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Mary Lee Neihoff

May 9, 1931 - October 23, 2014

Mary Lee Neihoff, age 83, of Monroe, MI passed away October 23, 2014 at Henry Ford Hospital Detroit, MI. Mary was born May 9, 1931 in London, KY to George W. and Mary Ann (Sullivan) Brock, she married Charles W. Neihoff on July 26, 1951 in Indiana, sadly he preceded her in death on June 4, 2012. Mary was a volunteer at Beach Nursing Home for many years. Mary was a member of Harvest Baptist...
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Timothy B. Dussia

December 8, 1960 - October 20, 2014

Timothy B. Dussia, age 53, of LaSalle, MI passed away Monday October 20, 2014 unexpectedly at his home. Tim was born December 8, 1960 in Monroe to Arthur E. and Donna M. (Brandes) Dussia; he graduated from Ida High School in 1980. He proudly served his country in the US Navy from 1980-1984, serving aboard the US Coral Sea as a machinist mate 3rd class. Tim married the love of his life, Sally A...
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Jeffrey Douglas Hogan

February 19, 1965 - October 10, 2014

Jeffrey D. Hogan, age 49, of Newport, MI passed away Friday October 10, 2014 at Oakwood Southshore Hospital, he had been in declining health. Jeff was born February 19, 1965 in Toronto, Ontario Canada to Douglas A. and Pearl E. (Snow) Hogan; he attended Jefferson High School and retired from Ford Motor Company Wixom. His hobbies included fishing, playing pool, poker, and snowmobiling and was an...
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Rebecca "Becky" Everette

February 22, 1927 - October 8, 2014

Rebecca "Becky" Everette passed away at home surrounded by her loving family. Becky was born in Lockhart, TX to Medardo and Maria Del Rufugio (Valdez) Munoz. She grew up in New Braunfels, TX with her 4 brothers and 5 sisters. She graduated from God's Bible School in Cincinnati, OH where she met her future husband, Thomas L. Everette. They were married June 6, 1954 and traveled extensively...
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Eleanor A. Sara

March 26, 1919 - September 25, 2014

Born in Detroit, Eleanor was the daughter of John & Anna (Feher) Cherry. She married the love of her life, Alex Sara, on November 19, 1938 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Maybee. Sadly he preceded her in death March 17, 1998. A dedicated homemaker and gardener, Eleanor was very proud of her Hungarian heritage. She was an active member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and its Christian Women's...
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Irving JR Epps, Jr.

October 4, 1936 - September 8, 2014

Irving Epps Jr., age 77, of Monroe, Michigan passed away Monday September 8, 2014 at Oakwood Hospital Dearborn, MI. Irv was born October 4, 1936 in Forrest City, Arkansas to Irving and Missouri (Robinson) Epps Sr, his family moved to the Monroe, MI area in 1946. He attended Monroe Public Schools, graduated from Monroe High School and attended classes at Monroe County Community College. Irv was...
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Thomas H. St. Bernard

February 9, 1959 - September 6, 2014

Born in Monroe, Thomas was the son of Harold & Barbara (Gamboe) St. Bernard. He married the love of his life, Leigh Ann Gibson on December 4, 1981. Sadly she preceded him in death February 25, 2009. During his career, Thomas worked both as a Truck Driver and in the construction trades. Known for his kind heart and dependability, he was always willing to lend a helping hand to others in need,...
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Allene J. St. Peter

June 4, 1925 - September 2, 2014

Born in Detroit, Allene was the daughter of the late Carl & Jeanette (Brandt) Relitz. She is survived by eight children: Robert; Dennis (Michele); Mark; Mary; Claudia (Karel Descamps); Jerome (Kari Balbirer); John (Anabella); and Annmarie (Robert Zabor); brother Verne Relitz and sister Joyce Warren; eleven grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, and many nieces...
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Robert "Bob" Jones

July 9, 1927 - August 27, 2014

Born in North Baltimore, Ohio, Bob was the son of Daniel & Leonora (Bayse) Jones. A 1945 graduate of Monroe High School, he faithfully served his country with the United States Navy from May 11, 1945 until August 23, 1946. He then married the love of his life, Ann M. Richardson on October 14, 1950. Sadly she preceded him in death August 5, 2010. Bob started his career as Plant Manager for his...
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Dorothy Elizabeth Neely

May 31, 1915 - August 23, 2014

Born in Freeport, Ohio, Dorothy was the daughter of Harmon & Mary (Orr) Gray. She married the love of her life, Major Ballard Neely, on October 31, 1940. Sadly he preceded her in death January 29, 2005. A dedicated homemaker, Dorothy worked at the Willow Run Bomber Plant during World War II (which is where she met her husband). She also had worked at the River Raisin Paper Company, the...
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Jack C. McCollum

April 24, 1933 - August 23, 2014

Jack C. McCollum, age 81, of Monroe, MI passed away Saturday afternoon August 23, 2014 at Mercy Memorial Hospital, he had been in declining health. Jack was born April 24, 1933 in Massillon, Ohio to Curtis C. and Edna M. (Mullett) McCollum; he attended Monroe Public Schools, graduated in 1951 Massillon Washington High School, and graduated from Kent State University in June of 1960. He entered...
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Mary Theresa Floyd

July 20, 1924 - August 6, 2014

Mary Theresa Floyd, age 90, formerly of Newport, passed away Wednesday August 6, 2014 at Medilodge of Monroe, she had been in declining health. Mary was born July 20, 1924 in Monroe to Eli and Theresa (Cousino) Nadeau, she married Richard Floyd on September 21, 1946 in St Charles Catholic Church Newport, sadly he preceded her in death on May 14, 1981. Mary was attended St Charles Schools, she...
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Donald R. McDermott

October 15, 1927 - August 1, 2014

Donald R. McDermott, age 86, of Lambertville, MI formerly of Monroe, passed away Friday August 1, 2014 at Mercy Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. Don was born October 15, 1927 in Dennison, Ohio to George H. "Doc" and Hazel (Staneart) McDermott. Don graduated from Monroe High School in 1945, where he was on the swim team in High School. Don proudly served his country during WWII in the...
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Michael P. Gasvoda

November 12, 1965 - July 24, 2014

Born in Steubenville, Ohio, Michael was the son of Nicholas & Shirley (Urbin) Gasvoda. A veteran of the United States Army, Michael has worked as a Crane Operator at Carleton Iron and Metal for the past several years, a position he took very seriously and loved very much. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing. Michael leave to cherish his memory, Richane Harwood, his longtime companion;...
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Donna M. Mehall

October 24, 1939 - July 23, 2014

Mehall, Donna M., age 74 of LaSalle, passed away July 23, 2014 at Toledo Hospital, while surrounded by family and friends. Loving wife of the late Steven Mehall. Dear mother of Timothy (Sally) Dussia, Jimmy (Kim) Mehall, and the late Cindy. Proud grandmother of Tara Dussia. Also survived by her nephew Michael Brandes. She was preceded in death by brothers Bob Brandes, Jim Meggison, Merle Brandes,...
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