Trenton Chapel-Martenson Family of Funeral Homes

A Commitment to Personal Service for 3 Generations

The first Martenson Funeral Home, established in 1934 in Detroit, has been serving the families of the Downriver area for nearly 70 years. Over the years, the entire family and staff have looked for better ways to serve families who have come to trust and depend on The Martenson Family. Offering choices in funeral arrangements, maintaining comfortable surroundings, and providing assistance after the funeral are just a few ways we can help. All of the Martenson/Allore Funeral Homes are family-owned and offer a warm, home-like atmosphere, a bright, welcoming feeling, and staff members whose caring and compassion will greet you the moment you enter.
What sets Martenson apart?

Why do so many people trust The Martenson Family in their time of need? Because for the past 70 years, Martenson has developed a commitment to the highest quality of service, and a sincere desire to help local families through the changes and transitions of life.

The little things do make the biggest difference:


  • Beautiful, home-like facilities with spacious rooms, reference and lending library, audio-visual resource center, and chapel

  • Cafeteria-style gathering room with microwave oven and refrigerator

  • Aftercare resources and referrals

  • Personalize & customize the service through memorialization

  • One-stop shop for all your special needs and wishes including caskets and urns. We also offer flowers and pastries to send to the families of loved ones

  • Flexibility in services and prices

  • Professional, caring staff who will assist you with your every need


Our Obituaries

Helen Guriel

November 13, 1923 - September 28, 2014

Beloved wife of the late Andrew. Dearest sister of Sherman Ballard. Preceded in death by her parents; Thomas "T.A." and Mossie Ballard, sisters; Grace, Ruby, Callie and Thenia, brothers; James, George, Jack and Thomas. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Donations in memory of Helen may be made to the donor's charity of choice.
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Gilbert Gardner

May 29, 1923 - September 25, 2014

Gardner, Gilbert, age 91, September 25, 2014 of Riverview. Beloved husband of the late Mary. Loving father of Vicki (John) Roberts and Herb Gardner. Also survived by his grandchildren Kelly (Suzie) Konkus, Kasey Konkus, Jay Gardner, Jared Gardner, Lindsay Gardner; Great-grandchildren Brandi (Brandon) Zavsza and the late Kenny Konkus; Great-great grandchildren Braylee, Shane and Ragen and his...
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Mary E. Cox

December 24, 1942 - September 25, 2014

Cox, Mary E., age 71 of Brownstown, passed away September 25, 2014. Loving wife of Don. Dear mother of Kyle, Christy, and Cameron. Proud grandmother of Kara, Karley, Kyle Jr., Keaton, and Bretson.
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James W. Matthew, Jr.

March 30, 1965 - September 23, 2014

Loving dad of James III. Beloved son of James Sr. and the late Loretta. Dearest brother of Jewell (Vince) Fustini. Dear uncle of Kayleigh. Also survived by many other loving family members and friends.
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Isaac Mitchell Perez

December 6, 1995 - September 14, 2014

Isaac Mitchell Perez, age 18 of Trenton, passed away September 14, 2014. Loving son of Carlos and Jennifer. Dear brother of Jacob, Nicky, Abbey, Christiana, Ezekiel, and Evangeline of Kerrville, TX. Loving fiancée of Miranda Stavola of Flat Rock. Great grandson of Beatrice Leal, and grandson of Manuel and Yvonne L. Castro, both of Kerrville, TX. Also survived by nephew Jayce Perez, as well as...
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T. Keith Morvan

June 5, 1947 - September 10, 2014

Beloved husband of Linda. Loving dad of Shelly (Frank) Gladowski and Kimmie (Allan) Sheldon. Dearest grandpa of Logan, Frankie, Cole and Whitaker. Dear brother of Kay (Ben) Planck and his twin sister Lyn (Larry) Astrauskas. Special uncle to Tracey and Todd as well as Todd, Kelly, Justin, Jennifer, Eric, Ryan, Kari, Shawn, Stacey and Kyle. Also survived by many other loving family members and...
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Patricia L. Dowd

March 21, 1935 - September 10, 2014

Dowd, Patricia Burger, age 79, September 10, 2014 of Wolverine, Michigan, formerly of Southgate. Beloved wife of Walter. Loving mother of James P. (Suzanne) and devoted grandmother of James A. Dearest sister of Jane McIsaac and Ann Hyndman. Preceded in death by her son David; brothers John, Arthur, Peter, Joseph, Leo and Raymond Burger and her sisters Margaret Reid and Sister Mary Margaret....
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Linda Lee Combest

October 2, 1945 - September 10, 2014

Combest, Linda Lee. Age 68, of Trenton. September 10, 2014. Beloved wife of Floyd. Loving mother of Colleen (Jeffrey) Taylor, Julie (Donald) Lessner and Jennifer Lanham (Louis Lanham). Proud grandma of Zachary, Miranda, Garrett, Derek, Emilee, Connor, Jacqueline, Carson, Jennah, Andrew, Donovan, Mackenzie and Isabel. Dear sister of Larry (Gail) Pilon and Jeanne (Danny) Mayea. Preceded in death by...
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Betty M. Markwardt

February 19, 1926 - September 7, 2014

Markwardt, Betty M. Age 88. September 7, 2014 of Dearborn and formerly of Livonia. Beloved wife of 66 years to Mel. Loving mother of Bruce (Dorene), Joanne (Bob) Leon and the late Kevin. Proud grandmother of Kate, Michael and Alex. Also survived by other loving family and friends. Memorial service Monday, September 15th at 10:30 AM, at Henry Ford Village Chapel, 15101 Ford Rd., Dearborn,...
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Delphine R. Bessi

June 9, 1925 - September 5, 2014

Bessi, Delphine R., age 89, September 5, 2014 of Wyandotte, Michigan. Beloved daughter of the late Nickolas and Helen Besse. Loving sister of Patrica (John) Morrison, the late Helen Merta and the late William Besse. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Contributions in memory of Delphine's life may be made to the American Cancer Society
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Clinton D. Shaw

March 12, 1926 - September 2, 2014

Clinton D. Shaw, age 88 passed away peacefully in his home in Trenton, MI on September 2, 2014. He is survived by daughter Pennie (Mike) Reynolds and son David (Janet) Shaw, 19 grandchildren, 40 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. Preceded in death by his wife Ethel Shaw and his son Robert (the late Bonnie) Shaw. Clinton was a Veteran of WWII and served his country proudly. He...
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Nicholas Ryan Hudec

December 16, 1990 - September 2, 2014

Hudec, Nicholas Ryan, age 23 of Woodhaven, passed away September 2, 2014. Loving son of Robert and Kimberly Hudec. Dear brother of Jordan. Loving grandson of Barabara Nelson, and Jon (Linda) Zamensky. Also survived by his uncles Kevin (Danielle) Nelson, Robert (Elizabeth) Zamensky, and Ronald (Vita) Zamensky. Nicholas was preceded in death by grandfather James Hudec, and great grandparents Andrew...
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John R. Starr

June 4, 1932 - August 30, 2014

Starr, John R., age 82, of Southgate, Michigan, passed away August 30, 2014 in his home, beloved husband of Lora (Bartley), loving father of Todd (Chie) Starr, Dave (Audry) Starr, Jeff (Shelly) Starr, Randall (Eva) Granaas, Keven (Kathleen) Granaas and the late Robert Granaas, dear brother of James (Nancy) Starr, grandfather of 9. John was employed as a automovtive designer for Chrysler Corp....
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Frances "Fran" Blair

March 4, 1928 - August 27, 2014

Blair, Frances "Fran". Age 86 of Riverview. Born March 4, 1928 in Detroit, Michigan and died August 27, 2014 in Wyandotte, Michigan. Beloved mother of Richard (Cheri) Clark and Janice Woolcott (Charles Pike). Loving grandmother of Brian, Stephen, Michelle (Aaron) Whitten and Jeff (Kelly). Great grandmother of Brenden and Brett. Also survived by 1 sister Mary Lou (Ed) Aguzzi as well as other...
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Andrew L. Kapuscinski

February 13, 1948 - August 27, 2014

Kapuscinski, Andrew L., age 66, August 27, 2014 of Southgate, Michigan. Beloved husband of Carolyn. Loving father of Richard (Sarah Daw), Paul (Wendy) and David (Kristy Ryback). Papa of Richard, Breanna, Aiden, Courtney and Ryan. Great Grandpa of Adrian. Contributions in memory of Andrew's life may be made to the family.
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Angiolina Stanislaw

January 5, 1947 - August 25, 2014

Stanislaw, Angiolina. Age 67 of Henderson, Nevada passed away August 25, 2014. Loving mother of Tina Stanislaw, Linda Stanislaw and Donna (David) Allen. Grandmother of 10. Also survived by her 2 sisters Maria Rosati, Anna (Antonio) Ventura and her 4 brothers, Tony (Betty) Pietrangelo, Guiseppi (Cecilia) Pietrangelo, Salvator (Helena) Pietrandelo, Emidio (Peggy) Pietrangelo and many nieces,...
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Rosalia Rubio Raridan

July 2, 1932 - August 25, 2014

Beloved wife of the late Jimmy. Loving sister of Dolores Nunez, Connie Rubio and Gloria (Robert) Sawaya. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents Felipe And Rosalia Rubio.
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Kathleen L. Zoratti

September 2, 1927 - August 23, 2014

Beloved wife of the late Nathan. Loving mother of Cheryl Putz, Nathan (Maryanne), Norman, Diane (Dave) Rembisz and the late Denise. Dearest grandma of 6 and great-grandma of 3.
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Louis A. Zanetti

July 30, 1938 - August 22, 2014

Zanetti, Louis A., age 76, August 22, 2014 of Trenton. Beloved husband of Carolyn. Loving father of Jeffrey (Leslie), Patrick (Allyson) and Kristen (Vince Pattenaude, Jr.) Zanetti. Also survived by his grandchildren Alex, Margaux, Steven, Cecelia and Anthony; his sister Hilda "Bunnie" (the late Nicholas) Guerro; many nieces and nephews. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend...
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Agnes I. Gadille

November 27, 1927 - August 22, 2014

Born in Wyandotte, Agnes was the daughter of Scotty & Ruby (McBride) Blair. She married the love of her life, Stanley C. Gadille in 1946. Sadly he preceded her in death April 4, 2006. A dedicated homemaker, Agnes also drove bus for Trenton Public Schools for many years, retiring in 1976. Known for being a talented artist, Agnes' favorite pastime was painting. Agnes leaves to cherish her...
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Walter E. Petraska

July 22, 1938 - August 17, 2014

Petraska, Walter E. Age 76, of Trenton. August 17, 2014. Loving father of Brian (Rodney), Brad (Debbie) and Bruce (Suzanne). Proud grandfather of Nicholas, Devon, Dylan, Morgan and Cody. Dear brother of Jean Sekerak and Carol (Jim) Layne. Preceded in death by parents Clarence and Helen Petraska , sister Harriet Prez and brother Sonny Petraska. Memorial contributions may be made to Michigan Humane...
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Christine M. Galea

July 13, 1965 - August 15, 2014

Galea, Christine M. Age 49 of Trenton. Born July 13, 1965 in Canada and died August 15, 2014 in Trenton. Beloved mom of Dylan and Mitchell. Loving daughter of Charles and Marilyn Smith. Dearest sister of Andrew. Dearest aunt to Terry and Curry. Cherished companion to Philip Lee Tanner. Also survived by other loving family and friends. She will be missed by her dog Amber and her cat Sam. ...
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Ron Wiseman

May 6, 1951 - August 14, 2014

Wiseman, Ron. Age 63 of Woodhaven. Born May 6, 1951 and died August 14, 2014. Beloved husband of 17 years to Shirl. Loving dad of Aimee (Cory) Dodds, Chad (Adrienne) and Mike Nickel. Proud grandpa of Drake Wiseman and Coralynn Dodds. Dearest brother of Gordie (Jan) and Sandra (Steve) Smucker. Also survived by other loving family and friends. Preceded in death by his parents Gordon and...
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Robert L. "Bogie" Smith

June 10, 1956 - August 13, 2014

Beloved husband of Elizabeth. Dearest son of Carroll Smith and the late Barbara Brady. Loving father of Alison Duda and Kary Smith. Brother of Fred Smith, Terri Smith, John Smith, Susan (Jeff) Smith-Ames and the late Greg Smith.
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Joseph C. Carlos

April 30, 1948 - August 11, 2014

Carlos, Joseph C. Age 66. August 11, 2014 of Trenton and formerly of Melvindale. Beloved husband of 20 years to Rhonda. Loving dad of Mandy Carlos (Bill Flood), the late Chad, Nicole (Jay) Carbagal and Vince Behm. Proud papa of Tyler, Vincent, Aaron, Jaelyn, Peyton and Joslyn. Dearest brother of Maria (Michael) Stathakis. Also survive by other loving family and friends. Also preceded in...
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Mary Jane Shea

March 13, 1935 - August 10, 2014

Born in Gladewater, Texas, Mary was the daughter of Harry & Gwendolyn (Findley) Weakley. Mary leaves to cherish her memory her children: Glen White and Rory (Michael) McNally; grandchildren: Brandon White, Candace Chu, Sherry Marquis, Bonnie White, John Tellefson and Tandy Tellefson as well as great grandchildren: Riley Chu, Parker Chu, Tyler Tellefson, Mary Jane, Michael, Frankie, Olivia,...
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Michael Francis St.Pierre

January 12, 1945 - August 9, 2014

Michael F. St.Pierre, age 69, of Clermont, Fl formerly of Trenton, MI passed away August 9, 2014 in Clermont, beloved husband of Laurie C. (Wood), loving father of Kristen (Gary) Brenner, Michael F. St.Pierre, II, and Maria St.Pierre, proud PaPa of Chad, Austin, Zoë and Andrew, dear son of the late Russell F. and Mary Agnes (Dimaria) St.Pierre, brother of Norma (Pete) Keller, Stephen (Nevine),...
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Theodore J. "Ted" Bemis

April 1, 1925 - August 9, 2014

Bemis, Theodore J. "Ted". Age 89, of Gibraltar. Passed peacefully August 9, 2014, surrounded by his loving family. Husband of Dolores. Loving father of Penny Murray, Lynda (Dave Cooksey), Tim (Donna) and Phillip. Proud grandfather of 11. Great grandfather of 16. UAW Local 372 Retiree. Preceded in death by his first wife Norma and stepson Robert Allison. Memorial contributions may be made to the...
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Bert Bradd

February 28, 1928 - August 9, 2014

Bradd, Bert age 86 of Trenton, August 9, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Robert "Doc". Loving mother of Linda (Mark) Drysdale, the late Barbara Davis, and Karen (Jim) Taylor. Loving grandmother of Joshua (Gretchen) Davis and great grandmother of Michael and Aaron Davis. Survived by many loving family members and friends. Contributions in memory of Bert's life may be made to Arbor Hospice...
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Alexander Vincent Carwana

February 10, 1935 - August 8, 2014

Carwana, Alexander Vincent. Age 79. August 8, 2014. Beloved husband of the late Donna. Dearest father of Mary (Milton) Keith and Irene (the late John) Burnette. Proud grandfather of Mathew and Brian. Dearest brother of Joe, Vicki, Marianne, the late Lucia, Rose, Nina, Manuel, Rita and Rina. Also survived by other loving family and friends. He was also preceded in death by his parents...
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Edward Aslanian

December 3, 1925 - August 8, 2014

Aslanian, Edward, age 88 of Trenton, passed away August 8, 2014. Loving husband of the late Shirley. Dear father of Michael (Michele), and Brian (Judy). Proud grandfather of Jason, Joel (Christa), Jodi (Chad), Kristin, and Jacob. Proud great grandfather of Camden, Evan, Griffin, Alexa, and Riley. Also survived by his brother Anto, and sister Rosie. Edward was preceded in death by a brother Mike,...
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Virginia "Jenny" Vandenberg

July 28, 1938 - August 8, 2014

Vandenberg, Virginia "Jenny". Age 76. August 8, 2014 of Riverview. Beloved wife of 57 years to John. Loving mother of Joni (Patrick) Foley, John (Kim) and Jim (Chris). Proud mimi to 10 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Dearest sister of Joy Beverly, Katie Beverly and Bob Wallen. Also survived by other loving family and friends. In addition to her brother she was preceded in death...
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Eva Giles

June 11, 1926 - August 7, 2014

Giles, Eva "Mama". Age 88 of Woodhaven. Born June 11, 1926 in Wrightstown, Wisconsin and died August 7, 2014 in Wyandotte, Michigan. Beloved wife of the late Howard M., Sr. "Daddy-O". Loving mother of Mary Lou (the late Voris) Smith, Linda (Ron) Reynolds, Peggy (Wayne) Niesen, Howard M., Jr. (the late Sandra Lee), Bill, Eva "Dollie" (Mike) Bartolotta, Eddie and Terrie (Doug) Pilz. Also...
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Louis Stephenson

January 17, 1929 - August 6, 2014

Stephenson, Louis, age 85 of Grosse Ile, formerly of Dunedin, FL, passed away August 6, 2014. Loving husband of the late Joyce. Dear father of Tom (Diane), John (Carol), Pat (Dennis) Madigan, and Barb (Tony) Picciuto. Proud grandfather of Tony, Jeff, Jennifer, Jason, Nick, Jaclyn, and great grandfather of Deric, Abbie, Conner, A.J., Maddie, Alex, Emily, Ashton, and Jacob. Louis was preceded in...
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George "Muzzy" Bellino

June 11, 1919 - August 4, 2014

Bellino, George "Muzzy". Age 95, August 4, 2014 of Trenton. George was a well know and respected Downriver business owner of Bellino's Quality Beverage. Beloved husband for 63 years of the late Eva. Loving father of Christine, Frances (Worthy) Schonfeld and Susan Bellino-Smith. Dearest Papa of Jessica Smith. Also survived by 1 sister, many nieces and nephews and other loving family members and...
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Anna Marie Erickson

November 10, 1925 - August 2, 2014

Beloved wife of the late LeRoy. Loving mother of Dale, Richard, Erick (Linda), Daneen (Greg) Walsh and the late Leif. Dearest grandma of 11 and great-grandma of 10. Dear sister of Betty Kern, Josephine (Lloyd) Potts and Robert Leggieri. Also survived by many other loving family members and friendes.
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Randine Scheffler

October 13, 1947 - August 2, 2014

Randine Scheffler, age 66 of Trenton. Born October 13, 1947, died August 2, 2014. Beloved wife of 48 years to Dennis, whom she married on August 7, 1965. Loving mother of Reshelle and Todd (Jean). Proud grandma of Katarina, Maxwell and Julianna. Dear sister of Robert Waller, Becky (Jerry) Carpenter and the late Allan Waller. Cherished family member and friend to Lance (Kathy), Terri (Jim)...
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Bobbie E. DeAngelo

May 6, 1947 - July 31, 2014

DeAngelo, Bobbie E. Age 67 of Gibraltar. Born May 6, 1947 in Trenton, Michigan and died July 31, 2014. Beloved wife of 43 years to John who she married on February 20, 1971 at St. Victor Catholic Church in Gibraltar. Loving mother of Samuel, II (Christina) and Sarah (Nathan) Wellman. Proud nonna of Samuel, III, Giabella and Anthony. Dearest sister of Joyce Craanen, Carol Pratt and Rosemary ...
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Thomas Allen Collier

October 13, 1954 - July 30, 2014

Collier, Thomas Allen. Age 59 of Riverview. Born October 13, 1954 in Detroit, MI and died July 30, 2014. Beloved husband of 19 years to Theresa who he married on September 29, 1995 at the First United Methodist Church in Wyandotte. Loving dad of Seth and Ethan. Cherished son of Juanita and the late Millard. Dearest brother of John (Lisa), Charly (Cindy), James (Sandy), and the late Patsy...
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Patricia Ann Liddle

October 16, 1934 - July 30, 2014

Liddle, Patricia Ann, lovingly known as Pat, passed away July 30, 2014 at the age of 79. As Trenton's world's greatest hockey mom, she helped pioneer the Trenton Hockey Auxiliary Association. Loving mother of Dennis (Penny) and Doyle Liddle. Proud grandmother of 9, and great grandmother of 4. Also survived by a brother Bill Kissinger. She was preceded in death by sons Darrell and Daniel. In lieu...
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Nicolina "Lena" Giacopelli

August 7, 1931 - July 29, 2014

Beloved sister of Catherine Bono, the late Joseph Giacopelli and the late Sister Mary Giacopelli, O.P. Loving aunt of Vincent Bono and great-aunt of Jennifer Bono. Also survived by several cousins and other loving family membersd and friends. Donations in memory of Lena may be made to the donor's charity of choice.
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Barbara Lyons

November 17, 1935 - July 28, 2014

Lyons, Barbara A. Age 78, July 28, 2014 of Grosse Ile. Beloved wife of the late Gerald. Loving mother of Therese (Marc) Soles, Frank (Janet), Connie (Mark) Tackett, David (Wendy), Annette Kline, Jerry (June), the late Colleen McAughey, Katrina (Robert) Reimel and Christopher. Dearest grandma of 24 and great-grandma of 5. Visitation Saturday 10 am - 11 am with Mass 11 am at Sacred Heart Catholic...
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Janet Louise Kromer

September 1, 1937 - July 27, 2014

Kromer, Janet Lousie. Age 76; of Brownstown; Jan's Spirit followed the Lord to his Heavenly Kingdom on July 27 at her home following an 8 year battle with Breast Cancer. Beloved wife of Chuck for 55 years; loving mother of Amanda (Ralph) Vidusic; Amy (Peter) Haas; dear sister of Kathy (Don) Rasmussen; proud grandmother of Carsten and Cameron Haas and Andrea Vidusic. She was preceded in death by...
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Michael S. Chadwick

August 24, 1969 - July 26, 2014

Chadwick, Michael S., age 44 of Trenton. July 26, 2014. Born August 24, 1969 in Wyandotte, Michael was the son of Otho and Gloria. He married the love of his life, Cheryl Hinton on October 4, 1997. Michael spent much of his career as a driver for various companies including Frito Lay, Wonder Bread and most recently Fedex. A devoted family man, he also loved to coach his son's baseball team....
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Scott Cecil

July 11, 1955 - July 24, 2014

On July 24th, 2014, Scott Lee Cecil passed away in Prescott, AZ. Scott was born in Detroit, Michigan and was the oldest of five children. His life revolved around his close knit family and community, church, baseball, golf and boy scouts. Scott served our nation for eleven years in the Coast Guard , serving in the Great Lakes region and New Orleans. He lived in many different places and...
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Charles T. Vinson, Jr.

February 6, 1967 - July 24, 2014

Born in Monroe, Charles was the son of Charles & Freda (Lawrence) Vinson. Charles leaves to cherish his memory two children: Charles Vinson-Simmons and Ashland Vinson; siblings: Shindle Thomas, Jeff Vinson, Jerry Vinson, Chris Vinson, Charles Vinson, Connie Benedict, Nathan Vinson, Liza Martinez, Daniel Vinson and Erica Vinson as well as his fiance' Jennifer Clark and many nieces & nephews ...
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Charles H. "Chuck" Gerlach

July 26, 1927 - July 24, 2014

Gerlach, Charles E. "Chuck", age 86, died July 24, 2014 and was a retired pharmacist from Trenton, Michigan. Beloved husband of the late Elizabeth "Betty". Also survived by his children Clara (David) Thiry, J.E.F. Gerlach, Charles S. Gerlach and Bridget (Steve Johnson) Gerlach; his grandchildren Michael, David, Henry, Wyatt, Marit, Bailey & Mallory. Contributions in memory of Chuck can be made ...
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Kenneth W. DeByle, D.O.

July 19, 1929 - July 24, 2014

DeByle, Kenneth W., D.O., age 85, July 24, 2014 of Brownstown Twp., formerly of Grosse Ile. Devoted husband of Joan. Loving father of Wendy (Walter) Cisco, Tracy (Scott) Snider and Derek DeByle. Also survived by his grandchildren Zach, Kristin, Hanna, Emma, Eric, Lily, Sophie, Savanna and Donovan; his sister Connie (the late Bill) Jarecki. Dr. DeByle was retired after more than 40 years as family...
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Mary Dorothy Goslee

February 5, 1916 - July 23, 2014

Goslee, Mary Dorothy. July 23, 2014 of Grosse Ile. Beloved wife of the late George W. Loving mom of William (Laura) and Janice Trimpe (Roger Wayne). Also survived by 8 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren as well as other loving family and friends. Mary enjoyed playing duplicate bridge, gardening and doing hair. She loved parties and her motto was the more the...
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Garvis Lee Holcombe

November 2, 1925 - July 22, 2014

Born in Hackleburg, Alabama, Garvis was the son of William & Ella (Powell) Holcomb. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife Ruby, his children and many loving family members.
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Ivy June Wright (Cydejko)

June 3, 1926 - July 20, 2014

Beloved wife of the late Stanislaw Cydejko and the late Jack Wright. Loving mother of Stella Pierce, Stanley (Marlene) Cydejko, Judy (Terry) Fields, Sabina (David) Mellen and Penny (Kerry) Bayer. Dearest grandma of 15, great-grandma of 16 and great-great grandma of 5. Also survived by other loving family members and friends. The family suggests donations in memory of Ivy to The St. Paul Lutheran...
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Daniel Joseph Kusak

October 30, 1941 - July 20, 2014

Kusak, Daniel Joseph. Age 72 of Trenton. Born October 30, 1941 in Wyandotte, Michigan and died July 20, 2014. Beloved husband of the late Diane. Loving father of Terrie (Jim) Derupa, Debbie (Tony) Donia and Danny. Proud grandpa of Brittany, Jimmy, Jillian and Brady. Dearest brother of Geraldine (Gerald) Ploucha. Also survived by his mother-in-law Mary Mikola as well as other loving family...
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Michael P. Alexander

August 29, 1933 - July 18, 2014

Alexander, Michael P. Age 80 of Grosse Ile. Born August 29, 1933 in Detroit Michigan and died July 18, 2014. Beloved husband of 58 years of Elaine. Loving father of Kim Alexander, Mickey (Jim) Stratton, Michael (Gabrielle) and the late Stacie Fallon. Father-In-Law to Dan Fallon. Proud grandfather of Courtney (Steve), Steph, Dan, Shannon, Michael, Lauren, Desiree, Sydney, Dylan, Riley, Emily...
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Lena Stedman Kolakowski

August 28, 1926 - July 17, 2014

Kolakowski, Lena beloved wife of the late Edmund. Loving mother of Ed (Mary Lou), Rose (the late Mike) McCormick, Joe (Kathy), Barbara Walker (Art Jones). Loving grandmother of 9, great grandmother of 12. PID in death by siblings, Floyd Stedman, Mildred Mugglin, Virginia Smith, Frances Bonker, and Robert Stedman. Survived by many nieces and nephews.
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Olga Niecko

September 30, 1932 - July 15, 2014

Born in Detroit, Olga was the daughter of Aleskey & Maria (Kdlubovich) Marchuk. She married the love of her life, Leonard Niecko Jr. on August 25, 1955. Sadly he preceded her in death August 11, 1989. A dedicated homemaker, Olga was a member of St. Peter & Paul Russian Orthodx Church in Detroit. Olga leaves to cherish her memory her two children: Leonard (Kim) Niecko III and Maria Stewart;...
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Rodney "Juice" Paris

April 1, 1953 - July 13, 2014

Born in Dearborn, Rodney was the son of Henry & Betty (Lantz) Paris. A Pipefitter by trade, Rodney was known as a "jack of all trades" also doing roofing and carpentry. Rodney leaves to cherish his memory a son Brandon Paris; a daughter Brittney Paris; grandson Jackson Paris; two sisters: Denise Stewart and Roxanne (Dennis) Seog; as well as many nieces and nephews. Sadly he was preceded in...
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William Michael Faurot

April 9, 1947 - July 13, 2014

William Michael Faurot, 67 of Brownstown, beloved son of the late William and Lola Faurot, died July 13, 2014. He is survived by his loving sister, Suzanne Morales (Brian) and nieces Sandra Cole (Chris) and Lori Kouchoukos (David). He was also survived by seven grand nieces and nephews, as well as other loving family and friends. Bill proudly worked for the Gibraltar schools and transportation. ...
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Walter Sample

July 9, 1927 - July 6, 2014

Sample, Walter. Age 86 of Trenton. Born July 9, 1927 and died July 6, 2014. Beloved husband of 63 years to Barbara (nee: Colbath). Loving father of Laurie (Dennis) O'Meara. Proud grandpa of Michael (Lauren) O'Meara and the late Matthew O'Meara. Dearest brother of David (Ruth) Sample, Richard (Raeleen) Sample, the late William Sample and the late Mary Ann Ridder. Also leaves many nieces,...
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Terrence F. Dunn

August 7, 1932 - July 4, 2014

Dunn, Terrence F. Age 81. July 4, 2014 of Trenton. Beloved husband of the late Sandra. Loving dad of Michele (Michael) Aslanian, the late Debra Caskey, Mike (Deb), Tim, Dan (Penny) and Rob (Kim). Father-in-law to Wayne Caskey. Proud grandpa of 12. Great grandpa of 5. Also survived by one brother Jim (Barb) and one sister Patricia (Ken) Schultz as well as other loving family and friends. ...
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Amelia L. Ferda

March 1, 1931 - July 3, 2014

Ferda, Amelia L., age 83, July 3, 2014 of Riverview, Michigan, formerly of Southgate, Michigan. She is survived by her loving family, including her children Paul (Norma) Ferda, Chris (Steve) Carmody, Keith (Kelley) Ferda and Ray (Beth) Ferda. Contributions in memory of Amelia's life may be made to the charity of y our choice.
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Larry Charles Trudelle

January 4, 1948 - July 1, 2014

Trudelle, Larry Charles, age 66 of Grosse Ile, passed away July 1st, 2014. Loving husband of Cynthia. Dear father of Jennifer (Rich) Gepes and Amber (Mike) Kundrat. Proud grandfather of Zachary, Kenna, Kaden, and Kianna. Also survived by his mother Georgine, brothers Richard and Alan, and sister Cheri Koehn. A Memorial Service will be held Monday, 10am, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2550 Edsel,...
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Ronald J. Stefani

March 2, 1952 - June 30, 2014

Ronald J. Stefani, Age 62 of Trenton, Michigan. Beloved son of Irene and the late Joseph. Loving brother of Debra Steele, Jody (Kevin) Steele and Randy (Cyndi). Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
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Marcella May Moloney

August 10, 1927 - June 28, 2014

Moloney, Marcella May, age 86, June 28, 2014 of Brownstown Twp., Michigan. Beloved wife of the late John. Loving mother of John "Butch" Moloney, James Moloney, Patrick "Mike" Maloney, Shirley Penna and Kenneth Moloney
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Doris J. Nissley

July 25, 1926 - June 26, 2014

Nissley, Doris J., age 87, June 26, 2014 of Riverview, Michigan. Beloved wife of Harvey. Loving mother of Brian (Jan) Nissley, Jeffrey (Joanna) Nissley. Judith Ann Neuman and the late Joel Nissley. Also survived by her grandsons Alex and Erik Neumann. A memorial service is being planned for a later date at St. Thomas Lutheran Church, 9393 Church Rd., Grosse Ile, Michigan, 48138. Floral...
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George J. Cuip

August 19, 1923 - June 24, 2014

Cuip, George J., age 90 of Trenton, passed away June 24, 2014. Beloved husband of the late LaVonne E. Cuip. Loving father of Janice (Kenneth) Brown, Ronald (Janet) Cuip, and Donna Spina. Grandfather of Amy (Richard) Rohmer, Jeremy (Jennifer) Brown, Joe Spina, Chad Brown, Chris Baumann, Alexandra (Jonathan) Bowman, Victoria Kurtzhals, and Carly Cuip. Great grandfather of Hannah, Megan, Kylie,...
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Helen Hartman

July 21, 1923 - June 23, 2014

Hartman, Helen. Age 90 of Trenton. Helen was born July 21, 1923 in Wyandotte and died June 23, 2014 in Trenton. Beloved wife of 59 years to George. Loving mother of Rosanne Hartman, George (Denise), Coleen (Dan) Bedrosian and Angela Hartman (Tim McCarty). Loving grandmother of Matthew, Tanya, Laura, Nicholas, Leah, Sean and Anastazia. She will be greatly missed by her granddog Duke. Also...
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Patty A. Wellman

September 29, 1935 - June 23, 2014

Wellman, Patty A. Age 78. June 23, 2014 of Riverview. Formerly of Verdunville, WV. Beloved wife of the late Arthur, Sr. Loving mom of Arthur, Jr. and Debbie (Michael) Castro. Proud grandma of Sherise (Adam), Peter (Marissa), Delaney, Trevor, Matthew (Cassi) and Clarissa. Great grandma of 6. Dearest sister of Billy Loggins, Jean Houston, Polly Grubb, Darrell Loggins and Johnnie Peregonow....
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Raymond D. Bouquenoy

January 11, 1930 - June 22, 2014

Bouquenoy, Raymond D. Age 84. June 22, 2014 of Tavernier, FL, formerly of Trenton, MI. Loving father of Terry, Gaye Ann (John) Avery, and Diane (Verlin) Peck. Proud grandfather of Jeremy (Carrie), Ryan, Noah, Kevin and Kimberly Peck and Tim Burton. He is also survived by 5 great grandchildren. Preceded in death by his beloved wife Joyce and grandson Keith. . In lieu of flowers the family requests...
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Robert Matthew Buckley, Sr.

August 11, 1939 - June 22, 2014

Robert Matthew Buckley, Sr., age 74, of Grosse Ile, MI, June 22, 2014, beloved husband of Marilyn; loving father of Robert Jr., Timothy John (Rachel) , Roseanne, and Therese-Anne (Bryan) Eldredge; dear brother of Anne Valenti and Richard; proud grandfather of Natalie, Ceciley, Cassidy, Aidan and Riley. Robert Sr. was preceded in death by his parents, Cornelius and Johanna; his sisters Cornelia...
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Margaret M. Vargo

July 5, 1931 - June 21, 2014

Vargo, Margaret M. age 82, June 21, 2014 of Lincoln Park. Beloved wife of Edward. Loving mother of Anne (Jim) Warren and Jean (Michael) Veegh. Dearest grandmother of Alex Proffitt, Allison Warren, Joseph Warren, Michi Veegh and Eric Veegh. Also survived by other loving family members and friends. Donations in memory of Margaret may be made to the donor's charity of choice.
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David L. Davis

November 27, 1934 - June 19, 2014

Davis, David L., age 79 of Riverview, passed away June 19, 2014. Dearest husband of the past 57 years to Janet. Loving father of Jay (Joanne), Eric, Tod (Andrea), Craig (Laura) and Jodi (Bill) Cheplick; proud grandfather of 9 and great grandfather of 1. Also survived by siblings; Rev. William (June), Thomas and Sis Rowan; as well as step sisters Janet and Shirley. David was so loved by his...
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James Fitzgerald, Jr.

August 12, 1935 - June 18, 2014

Fitzgerald, James Jr., age 78 of Grosse Ile, formerly of Detroit. June 18, 2014. Beloved husband of Anne Zaragoza. Loving father of James Fitzgerald III, Missy (Gerry) Fitzgerald Haan and Mary Fitzgerald. Proud grandfather of Caitlyn Fitzgerald, Michael Haan, Michael Bila, Katie Haan, Sam Bila and Katie Bila. Dear brother of Ande Neumann. Preceded in death by son Michael Callanan Fitzgerald and...
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Carol Ann Campau

December 6, 1939 - June 18, 2014

Campau, Carol Ann, age 74 of Trenton, passed away June18, 2014. Loving wife of the late Robert Lewis. Dear mother of Robert and Brian. Also survived by her sister Lynn (Tony Ritz) Harden, nieces Megan, Dawn Marie, Margaret, and nephews John and Doug. Carol was preceded in death by her brother Gordon Blair.
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Vera C. Monk

January 10, 1949 - June 17, 2014

Monk, Vera C., age 65, June 17, 2014 of Melvindale, Michigan
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Marjorie Grove

September 1, 1926 - June 17, 2014

Grove, Marjorie, age 87, June 17, 2014 of Grosse Ile, Michigan. Marjorie was a retired after many years as a grade school teacher in Trenton, Michigan. She was a devoted daughter to John and Mae Grove.
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Beverly I. DeBaun (Allie)

February 24, 1938 - June 16, 2014

DeBaun, Beverly I. (Allie), age 76, June 16, 2014 of Gibraltar, formerly of Dearborn. Beloved wife of Howard. Loving mother of, Nancy Tanner, Bill (Vicki) Allie and the late Susan Irene Allie. Also survived by 3 step-children, many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
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Ethel Nemeth

October 25, 1923 - June 13, 2014


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James E. Shrum

November 26, 1957 - June 12, 2014

Shrum, James E., age 56 of Trenton, passed away June 12, 2014. Loving son of Marvin and Sally Shrum. Dear brother of Nelita (Joe) Pietroniec, Mike, Fred, Adam, Marvin, and the late Roger. Also survived by his nieces Breanna (Salwan), Amber, Krissie, Shannon, and nephews Adam Jr., Mike, 'Little' Adam, and other loving family and friends.
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Helen F. Kohut

March 22, 1925 - June 11, 2014

Kohut, Helen F. Age 89, of Trenton. June 11, 2014. Beloved wife of the late George Kohut Jr. Loving mother of George R. (Dianne) Kohut, Gary (Linda Steciak) Kohut, Michael (Darlene) Kohut, Renee (Robert) Panchenko and David (Cindy Rohn) Kohut. Proud grandmother of Christie (Tim) Mach, Mark (Danielle) Kohut, Colleen (Tim) Garcher, Shaun Kohut, Jason Kohut, Kelsey Kohut, Rachelle (Brian) Panchenko,...
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Debra Lynn Becker

November 11, 1958 - June 5, 2014

Debra Lynn Becker, age 55, of Trenton, passed away on Thursday, June 5th. She had been in poor health. Family and friends may call from 4:30-9pm, Monday June 9th at The Trenton Chapel-Martenson Family of Funeral Homes, 3200 West Rd., Trenton. She will lie in state Tuesday at 10 am at St. Joseph Catholic Church, with services to follow at 10:30am. Burial will be at Our Lady of Hope Cemetery in...
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Ernest "Ernie" Taylor

February 15, 1937 - June 3, 2014

Taylor, Ernest A., "Ernie" age 77, June 3, 2014 of Northwood, Ohio. Beloved husband of Nadine. Also survived by his children Danny Taylor, David (Cheryl) Taylor, Michael Taylor and John (Lana) Taylor; his grandchildren; great grandchildren; his brothers Doug and Jack Taylor. Contributions in memory of Ernie's life may be made to the charity of your choice.
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Frank C. Lintner

November 22, 1935 - June 2, 2014

Born in Wyandotte, Frank was the son of Frank & Dorothy (Wilkins) Lintner. He married the love of his life, Bunny DeSana, on September 6, 1965. Frank spent most of his career as a Die Designer with Jay Engineering and then Troy Design. For the past 5 years he worked his dream job as an usher for the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Frank leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife Bunny; ...
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John E. Schlosser, Sr.

August 18, 1924 - June 2, 2014

Born in Napoleon, Ohio, John was the son of Cash and Inez (Cameron) Schlosser. He married the love of his life, Beverly Knapp, on April 26, 1946. Sadly she preceded him in death November 17, 2009. John is survied by two children: Deborah Schlosser and David Schlosser; six grandchildren: Gabriel Schlosser, Matthew Schlosser, Philip Schlosser, Katherine Schlosser, Rachael Schlosser and Shelby...
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Barbara R. Nagle

November 20, 1946 - June 2, 2014

Nagle, Barbara R., age 67 of Woodhaven, passed away June 2, 2014. Loving wife of Thomas P. Nagle, II. Dear mother of Christopher D. (Heather), Jeffrey (Melissa), Matthew R., and Thomas P., III (Jennifer). Loving grandmother of Alexander, Laura, and Emma. Also survived by her brother Richard of Boston, as well as sister in law Debra (Douglas) McLeod of Spring Park, MN.
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Mike Koziol

January 7, 1957 - May 31, 2014

Born in Wyandotte, Mike was the son of Steve & Leora (McMurray) Koziol. He married the love of his life, Patricia Pabis, on September 10, 1977. Mike leaves to cherish his memory, Patricia, his wife of the past 36 years; his children Hillari and Justin; siblings: Patricia Sinift, Jill (David) Pattenaude and Roger Koziol. Sadly preceded in death by his parents.
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Geraldine Mae Myer

April 29, 1929 - May 31, 2014

Myer, Geraldine Mae, age 85, May 31, 2014 of Trenton, Michigan. Beloved wife of Charles, Loving mother of David Myer, Diane Smith, Kevin Myer, Darcy Harmon and the late Connie Blair. Also survived by her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
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William D. Nicoll, Jr.

March 17, 1947 - May 31, 2014

Nicoll, William D., Jr. Age 67. May 31, 2014 of Brownstown and formerly of Lincoln Park. Beloved husband of 48 years to Bonnie. Loving dad of Michael (Kathy), Michelle (Ron) Williams and Melodie Brewer. Proud papa of Ronnie, Matthew, Victoria and Blake. Cherished son of Isabella and the late William. Dearest brother of Christine (James) Adams and James (Arlene). Also survived by other...
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Jack Teifer

November 22, 1934 - May 28, 2014

Teifer, R. Jack, age 79 of Trenton, passed away May 28th, 2014. Loving husband of Theresia. Also survived by his brother Jerry (the late Miriam) Teifer, Jr., step sisters Judy Hewson, Sharon Johnsen, as well as several nieces and nephews.
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Roy I. Meridith

March 23, 1921 - May 25, 2014

Roy I. Meridith, age 93, of Brownstown, Mich and Pt St Lucie, FL, passed away May 25, 2014, beloved husband of Margaret (Vereb), loving father of Barbara (Max) Reck and Patricia (Larry) Grassel, dear grandfather of Julia (Alan) Huddy, Max (Stephanie) Reck, Christopher Paquette and Jeffrey (Nancy) Paquette, great grandfather of 7.
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Benjamin L. Richards

August 30, 1926 - May 23, 2014

Richards, Benjamin L. age 87, May 23, 2014 of Riverview. Benjamin was a World War II veteran and a Korean War veteran and very proud to have served his country. He was a current member of the American Legion Post 389. Survived by his wife of 61 years, Nancy. Loving father of Theresa, Katherine, the late Steven, the late John and the late Patricia. Dearest Bubba of 4 and great-bubba of 7. Dear...
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Constance B. Edgington

September 6, 1924 - May 23, 2014

Edgington, Constance age 89, May 23, 2014 of Brownstown Twp. Beloved wife of the late Harlan. Loving mother of Marcia (the late Rob) Boye and Gary (Joni). Dearest grandmother of 4 and great-grandmother of 7. All services are private. Donations in memory of Constance may be made to the Grosse Ile Fire Department.
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Stephen Louis Daransky

January 6, 1946 - May 22, 2014

Stephen was born January 6, 1946 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and was a graduate of Allegheny High School. He was preceded in death by his parents Stephen and Anna (nee: Staroschak) Daransky. Stephen is the dearest brother of Judy Sarricks and Helen Papale; uncle of Nicole Papale, Christina Papale, Christopher Papale, Dean Sarricks and Mark Sarricks. Also survived by other loving family and...
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Robert L. Nance

May 24, 1926 - May 21, 2014

Nance, Robert L., age 87 of Orchard Lake and Troy, passed away May 21, 2014. Loving husband of the late Pauline. Robert is survived by two sisters, a brother, as well as several nieces and nephews.
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Fernand Feig

March 2, 1926 - May 19, 2014

Feig, Fernand. Age 88, of Grosse Ile. May 19, 2014. Beloved husband of Joan. Loving father of Leslie Feig Gyi, Laurel Feig Cebrian and Philip Feig. Proud grandfather of Corinne and Evan Cebrian. Dear uncle of Paul Feig. Preceded in death by his first wife Susan Biggers and brother Sanford Feig. Former Councilman and Mayor Protem of Riverview, Michigan. Enjoyed a career in teaching at Cass...
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Eleanor J. Myers

April 13, 1931 - May 16, 2014

Myers, Eleanor J., age 83, May 16, 2014 of Southgate. Beloved wife of Robert. Loving mother of Sharon (Russell) Schafer, Pamela (Robert) Dietrick, Lynn (David Leonard) Moga and Brian Myers. Also survived by her grandchildren and her sisters Edna (LB) Walker and Janet (James) Carter. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Eleanor's life may be made to Arbor Hospice Foundation or St. John...
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Stephen Patrick Donaldson

September 16, 1968 - May 16, 2014

Donaldson, Stephen Patrick, age 45 of Trenton, passed away May 16, 2014 after a long battle with cancer. Loving husband of Carla. Dear father of Brittany and Madison. He is also survived by his mother Gail (Jack) Wiseman, sister Jill Daubenmayer, and nephew Patrick. Stephen was preceded in death by his father Stephen E. Donaldson. A 1986 graduate of Trenton High School, Stephen would later be...
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Wilfred M. "Fred" Gall

November 22, 1953 - May 15, 2014

Gall, Wilfred M., age 60, May 15, 2014 of Trenton. He is survived by his children Will Gall, Susan (David Bordy) Gall, Rosea Lee (Tony) Grima, Jason Blake and Mary Blake. Also survived by his grandchildren and his siblings Cheryl (Gary) Shamma, Catherine (David) Schoenfeldt and Keith (Michelle) Gall. Contributions in memory of Fred's life may be made to Alcoholics Anonymous
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Mary Sandra Navyac

October 15, 1939 - May 13, 2014

Navyac, Mary Sandra, age 74 of Trenton, passed away May 13, 2014. Loving wife of the late Lawrence. Dear mother of Michael (Kei), Stephen (Susanna), and Laury. Preceded in death by daughter Nancy, and son Thomas Joseph. Proud grandmother of Jacob-Thomas. Also survived by sister Donna (Jack) Roe, brother Hank Grix, as well as many nieces, nephews, and other extended family. In lieu of flowers...
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Earl A. Underwood

April 13, 1925 - May 12, 2014

Underwood, Earl A, age 89, died Monday, May 12, 2014. Earl was born in Essex, Ontario, Canada but was a Trenton resident for 88 years. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps in the South Pacific Islands during WWII, and retired from Detroit Edison in 1986 after 40 years of service. Surviving are devoted wife, Anna; children Sharon (Tim) Carl, Earl, Jr. (Betty), Charles (Julie) and Paul (Colleen);...
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W. Charles Pugsley

August 12, 1945 - May 10, 2014

W. Charles Pugsley "Chuck", age 68 of Grosse Ile, passed away May 10, 2014. Loving husband of Patricia. Dear father of Lisa (Christian) Ast, and Kristin. Proud grandfather of Connor and Natalie. Also survived by brother Kaye (Gretchen), sister Karen (Earl) Peck, as well as several nieces and nephews. Chuck had requested that memorial contributions be made to the family for his grandchildren's...
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