2014 Year In Review

Remembering the lives of the most notable personalities lost in 2014

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

Troy E. Smith, Sr.

August 12, 1928 - January 23, 2015

Smith, Troy E., Sr. Age 86 of Melvindale. Born August 12, 1928 in Fonde, KY and died January 23, 2015 in Allen Park, MI. Beloved husband of 53 years to Joyce. Loving dad of 50 years of Troy, Jr. (Michelle). Proud papa of Nicole Smith. Dearest brother of Janette Martin of Monroe, MI and Joseph Smith of Byron, MI. Also survived by other loving family and friends. Preceded in death by his...
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Nancy A. Horner

September 14, 1953 - January 22, 2015

Horner, Nancy nee: Shaw. Age 61, of Melvindale. January 22, 2015. Beloved daughter of Jeanne and the late Jimmie Shaw. Loving sister of Cheryl (Carl) Szczepaniak and Barbara (Ronnie) Morris. Dear aunt of Lisa, Stephen, Matthew, Amanda, Nicolas and Benjamin. Great aunt of 13. Caretaker of Annie, Teddy and Reenie. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Michigan Humane Society or...
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Geradean A. Chappell

April 30, 1933 - January 21, 2015

Chappell, Geradean A. Age 81 of Grosse Ile and formerly of Allen Park. Born April 30, 1933 in Sumpter, Twp., MI and died January 21, 2015. Beloved wife of the late Raymond. Loving mother of Patricia (David) Ezell and Susan (Garry) Lloyd. Proud grandmother of Rachel, Ryan and Nathan. Also survived by other loving family and friends. Preceded in death by her parents George and Annie (nee:...
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Sheila M. Rogers, D.O.

July 17, 1918 - January 21, 2015

Rogers, Sheila M., D.O., age 96, January 21, 2015 of Grosse Ile, Michigan. Beloved wife of Joseph. Loving mother of Joseph (Rosemary) Rogers, Felix (Caroline) Rogers , Sheila (Frank) DeMare and Lisa Rogers. Also survived by 8 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Contributions in memory of Dr. Rogers' life may be made to the Salvation Army or St. James Episcopal Church
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Peggy Sue Kelley

December 4, 1934 - January 20, 2015

Kelley, Peggy Sue. Age 80 of Riverview. Born December 4, 1934 in Fleming, KY and died January 20, 2015 in Woodhaven, MI. Beloved wife of 59 years to Doug. Loving mom of Bob (Sandy) Kelley, Tim (Sue) Kelley and Brenda (Thom) VandeKoppel. Proud grandma of Doug (Rachael), Steven, Ryan, Amanda, Alyssa, Kelley and Paul. Great grandma of Allison. Dearest sister of Sandy (Larry) Berrong and Betty...
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Judith Anne Lughermo

April 16, 1955 - January 20, 2015

Lughermo, Judith A. Jan 20 Age 59 of Trenton. Beloved wife of Frank. Dear Mother of David and Stephanie. Also survived by 3 Brothers and 2 Sisters. Visitation Fri 1- 9 pm at the Trenton Chapel of Martenson Family of Funeral Homes 3200 West Rd. In State Saturday 9:30 am at St. Mary of the Annunciation Catholic Church until time of Mass 10:00 am. Memorials to St. Mary's Church would be...
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Dorothy Grace Poupard

February 2, 1920 - January 19, 2015

Poupard, Dorothy Grace. Jan 19 Age 94 or Brownstown. Belove Wife of the late Floyd. Dear Mother of Donald (Christine) and the late Charles (Sharon.) Also survived by 7 Grandchildren, 12 Great grandchildren and 4 Great great grandchildren.
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Donald C. Carr

September 26, 1924 - January 18, 2015

Donald C. Carr, age 90,of Trenton, Michigan, passed away Sunday January 18, 2015, beloved husband of the late Anetta, loving father of Janis (Bob) Lorimer, Greg Carr, Randy (Penny) Carr and the late Nancy (Rick) Parker; proud grandfather of 7, great grandfather of 7; dear brother of Richard (Bobbi) Carr. He was employed for 39 years at Ford Motor Co., retiring in 1987
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John Arble

April 27, 1926 - January 17, 2015

John Arble, born 4/27/1926 in Pennsylvania, died 1/17/2015. He graduated from Our Lady of Lourdes High School in River Rouge, class of 1944. The day after graduation, John enlisted in the Navy and served in the Pacific during World War II. He was employed in 1948 by Wyandotte Chemicals (BASF) and retired in 1991. During his career John traveled the world and served as Hunt Master at Fighting...
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Russell J. Dionne

September 2, 1935 - January 16, 2015

Dionne, Russell J. Age 79. Born September 2, 1935 in Detroit, MI and died January 16, 2015 in Woodhaven, MI. Russell is survived by his wife Loraine whom he married on January 10, 1952 at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in River Rouge. He is the loving father of Edward (Dawn), Diane Corbiere, Russell, Jr. (Mickie), Mike (Robin), Joyce (Joe) LaFramboise, Vicky Freeman, Tony (Tammy), Sandy Dionne...
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Mary K. Laurain

March 29, 1930 - January 15, 2015

Laurain, Mary K., age 84, January 15, 2015 of Brownstown, formerly of River Rouge, Michigan. Beloved wife of the late Donald. Loving mother of Timothy (Ellen) Laurain, Steven (Laura) Laurain and Jane (Don) Wallace. Also survived by her grandchildren Paige, Ryan, Jacob, David and Tanner; her niece Carol (Cecil) Breeding and her nephew Edward Becht. Contributions in memory of Mary's life may be...
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Elizabeth Poti

March 28, 1922 - January 15, 2015

Elizabeth Poti, age 92 formerly of Delray, passed away January 15, 2015. Elizabeth is survived by her sister Julie (John) Bujdoso, and brother Albert (Evelyn) Poti. Dear aunt of John (Mary) Bujdoso, Kathy (Bill) Gleason, and Lynda (Bill) Kisell. Also survived by her grand nieces and nephews Julie (Todd) Brazill, Michael (Abby) Szoke, Mary Bujdoso, John Bujdoso, and Jenna Kisell.
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Martha "Marty" McKay

April 20, 1934 - January 13, 2015

McKay, Martha "Marty", of Wyandotte. January 13, 2015. Beloved wife of Robert. Loving mother of the late Paul (Julie), Karen and Jeff (Laura). Proud grandmother of Gary, Michael K., Brad, Michael G. and Carly. Great grandmother of Aiden, Emma, Riley, Max, Logan, Mark, and Luke. There will be a celebration remembrance for Marty at Sports 50s bar in Wyandotte on Sunday January 25th starting at 2pm...
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Virginia Ravetto

March 29, 1926 - January 13, 2015

Beloved wife of the late Benedict. Loving mother of Ken (Sue) Crider, Bev Crider and Rod (Rita) Crider. Dearest grandmother of Elizabeth Crider, Neal (Renae) McConnell, Meredith McConnell, Emily McConnell, Geoff Crider, Lindsay (Sean) Henry, Michael Iacobelli and Nicole Iacobelli. Dear great-grandmother of Chloe, Abigayle, Grace and Reese. The family suggests donations in memory of Virginia to...
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Joy L. Zanon

September 24, 1946 - January 11, 2015

Zanon, Joy L., Jan 11, Age 68, formerly of Grosse Ile. Dear Mother of Lisa (Jay) Frucci and the late Brian. Dearest Grandmother of Emily, Elizabeth and Katherine. Also Survived by 2 Sisters Susan Koch and Janet Rumney.
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Phala Marie Rader

July 16, 1927 - January 10, 2015

Rader, Phala Marie. Age 87, of Gibraltar. January 10, 2015. Beloved wife of the late William W. Rader. Loving mother of Charles (Deborah) Rader and Margaret (Mark) Rader. Proud grandmother of Nina and Lydia Wilson. Dear sister of Naaman Clonch, Daniel Clonch, Pauline Burrows, and Jennie Boggs. Visitation Wednesday 3-9pm at The Trenton Chapel-Martenson Family of Funeral Homes, 3200 West Rd....
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John Pavliga

August 24, 1948 - January 10, 2015

Pavliga, John, age 66, January 10, 2015 of Riverview, formerly of Allen Park. Beloved husband of Judy. Loving father of Wendy (David) Smith. Devoted grandfather of Patrick. Also survived by his sister-in-law Linda (Carl Selz) Marczynski. Contributions in memory of John's life may be made to St. Cyprian Catholic Church – Food Pantry or Fr. Clare Murphy Scholarship – St. Frances Cabrini Parish
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Frederick Charles Mann

March 17, 1930 - January 10, 2015

Mann, Frederick Charles, age 84, January 10, 2015 formerly of Trenton, Michigan. Beloved husband of Mary Alice. Loving father of Judy (David) Guerra and the late Michael Frederick Mann. Also survived by his daughter-in-law Jerilynn Mann; his grandchildren Richard David Guerra, Stacy Ann (Robert) Hunter and Michael Frederick Mann, Jr.; his great grandchildren David Robert Hunter and Selena Ann...
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Ernest W. MacEwen, Sr.

March 24, 1932 - January 9, 2015

MacEwen, Ernest W. Sr. Age 82, of Romulus, formerly of Allen Park. January 9, 2015. Beloved husband of Ellie for 12 years. Loving father of Ernest W. MacEwen Jr. (Lisa), Tari (Larry) Christensen, Tina (Ken) Laub, Lee (Marie) MacEwen and Suzette (Bret) Adkins. Proud grandpa of 11. Great grandpa of 10. Step-grandpa of 8. Dear brother of Marlene Crowe and Pat (Art) Morse. Preceded in death by...
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Francis W. Hegener , Jr.

December 24, 1944 - January 8, 2015

Hegener Jr. Francis age 70 of Woodhaven. Dear Father of Michael (Laura) and Paula (Chris) McElmeel. Dearest Grandfather of Michael, Ashley, Aaron, Ava and Matthew. Also survived by 3 sisters Lois, Carol, and Julaine.
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John M. Pellerito

June 27, 1930 - January 6, 2015

Pellerito, John M. Age 84 of Woodhaven. Born June 27, 1930 and died Jan. 6, 2015. Beloved Husband of Violet. Dear Father of John ( Deborah) , Mark ( Catherine) , Paula Quandt and Michelle (John ) Kibble. Dear Grandfather of John, Chris, Lauren, Kara, Kaitlyn, Hannah and the late Jennifer. Also survived by his sister Caroline Fragomeni and brother Joseph. Preceded in death by his sister...
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Ted Hageman

July 16, 1934 - January 6, 2015

Hageman, Ted. Age 80, of Trenton. January 6, 2015. Beloved husband of Florence for 45 years. Loving father of Todd and Craig. Proud grandfather of Dekker and Haydenne. Memorial contributions may be made to the Downriver Veterans Honor Guard 16200 Dix Toledo, Southgate, MI 48195.
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Juanita Marie Shults

February 6, 1940 - January 5, 2015

Shults, Juanita Marie, age 74 of Southgate, passed away January 5, 2015. Loving wife of 56 years to James Shults. Dear mother of Kevin New, Kalan (Leah) Shults, and Eric. Proud grandmother of Will New, Aaron Shults, Cory Shults, and Trevor Shults. Also survived by her sister Carolyn (Ken) Garrard. Juanita was preceded in death by her parents Roland and Pauline Hartlein.
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Dolores A. Turek

September 1, 1932 - January 3, 2015

TUREK, DOLORES A.; age 82, of Grosse Ile, passed away Saturday, January 3, 2015. Born September 1, 1932, in Chicago, Illinois, Dolores was a 50-year resident of Grosse Ile. Known for her love of gardening and nature, she passed this passion on to many people, especially her family. She was a 50-year member of Sacred Heart Church and was involved in a wide array of parish activities, most...
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Delores Ione Ziole

October 26, 1922 - January 2, 2015

Ziole, Delores Ione. Age 92 of Riverview. Born October 26, 1922 in Kirksville, Missouri and died January 2, 2015 in Wyandotte, MI. Beloved wife of the late Walter M. Cherished mother of Glory (James) Demeter. Proud grandmother of Trudy (Patrick) Boland and great grandmother of Dane Jameson Boland. Also survived by other loving family and friends. Preceded in death by her parents Frank and...
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Penny A. Baldauf

October 28, 1951 - January 2, 2015

Beloved wife of Donald. Loving mother of John (Crystal) Wichard, Lisa (Tad) Fischer, Bobby (Heather) Taylor and Kristina Lowman. Dearest daughter of Etta Johnson and the late Raymond Johnson. Also survived by 9 grandchildren, 2 brothers, 2 sisters and other loving family members and friends.
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Janet D. Dallwig

September 1, 1937 - January 2, 2015

DALLWIG, JANET DORA; Age 77; of Brownstown; January 2, 2015. Treasured mother of David (Amber) Dallwig and Sharon (Martin) Hall; Cherished grandmother of Rebecca, Megan and James Hall; Survived by her beloved brother, Robert White. Ms. Dallwig was the Executive Director of the Rockwood Housing Commission for more than 30 years, and an agent for H&R Block in Southgate, MI for 27 years. A woman...
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Naomi "Terri" Spangler

August 1, 1933 - December 31, 2014

Spangler, Naomi "Terri". Age 81. December 31, 2014 of Woodhaven. Beloved wife of Terry. Loving mom of Shirley (Robert) Martinez, Edward (Angela) Burgess and Lori (Cary) Roe. Also survived by her seven grandchildren, great grandchildren and other loving family and friends. Preceded in death by her parents Paul and Lydia Starkey; two brothers and one sister. Terri enjoyed needlepoint,...
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Dolores Ellen Schilke

March 4, 1922 - December 31, 2014

Schilke, Dolores E. December 31, 2014 Age 92 of Allen Park. Beloved Wife of the late Harold. Dear Mother of Ruth (David) Blankertz, Barbara and the late Susan. Dearest Grandmother of AnnMarie, Renee (Rob) McDowell, Nicole and Great Grandmother of Logan and Madyson.
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Jacqueline Aerson

February 22, 1927 - December 30, 2014

Aerson, Jacqueline. Age 87. December 30, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Mose. Loving mom of Jeffrey and Kim (Carol). Proud granny of Bridget, Jason (Cheryl) and Brett. Great granny to Therese, Jessica and Ethan. Also survived by other loving family and friends.
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Doris J. Chandonnet

November 1, 1928 - December 27, 2014

Chandonnet, Doris J. Age 86, of Gibralter. December 27, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Gerald. Loving mother of Gerald (Debra) and Raymond (Brenda). Dearest grandmother of Justin, Jennifer (Rich) Nielson, Melissa (Erich) Frieny, Phillip (Jenna) and Emily. Dear sister of Lester (Alice) Harris. Preceded in death by 2 sisters. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
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Shirley Ann Moore

July 5, 1933 - December 26, 2014

Shirley A. Moore was a lifelong Trenton resident born on July 5, 1933 and who died peacefully on December 26, 2014 at the age of 81 years young. She is survived by her sons Rick of Lincoln Park and Thomas (wife Joyce) of Trenton, younger brother Howard (wife Mimi) Townsend, grandchildren Jason (wife Rachel) Luspin and Audra (husband Tim) Rakoczy of Texas, Kate Moore of Georgia, James Moore of...
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Howard D. Spurr

December 25, 1951 - December 26, 2014

Spurr, Howard D. Age 63, of Monroe. December 26, 2014. Beloved husband of the late Georgina. Loving father of Veronica (Greg) Chapa, Gilbert (Lisa) Chapa, Julie Smith and David (Michele) Spurr. Proud grandfather of 8. Dearest brother of 6 sisters and 6 brothers. Memorial contributions may be made to Jack's Place for Autism Foundation 17360 W. 12 Mile Rd., Suite 204 Southfield, MI 48076 Office...
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Thomas Styles

May 31, 1931 - December 26, 2014

Styles, Thomas, age 83, December 26, 2014 of Trenton. Beloved husband of Martha. Loving father of Susan LeBar, Steven (Terri) Styles, the late Kathleen Styles, the late Thomas Styles and the late Timothy Styles. Also survived by his grandchildren; his great grandchildren; his sister Edith (Gordon) Cronk; sisters in law Sharon Brown and Dixie Styles; his son-in-law Tom Le Bar; many nieces and...
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Howard "Al" Fitzwilliams

May 26, 1936 - December 25, 2014

TRENTON – Howard ("Al") Allen Fitzwilliams, 78, of Trenton, passed away on Thursday, December 25, 2014. He died unexpectedly from a ruptured aortic aneurysm. He was preceded in death by his wife, Janice Fitzwilliams; his sisters, Connie Reynolds and Colleen Fitzwilliams; and his parents, Howard and Birdie Fitzwilliams. He is survived by his three children, Tim (Laura) Fitzwilliams;...
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Isabel E. Danville

January 6, 1923 - December 24, 2014

Danville, Isabel E., age 91 of Trenton, passed away December 24, 2014. Loving wife of Carlos. Dear mother of Hugh (Debra Giester), Dennis (Wendy), and Clifford (Wendy). Proud grandmother of 11 and great grandmother of 23. Isabel was preceded in death by 2 great grandchildren.
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Valina Victoria Cahalan

May 10, 1936 - December 24, 2014

Cahalan, Valina Victoria, age 78 of Grosse Ile, passed away December 24, 2014. Loving wife of the late Honorable William Leo Cahalan. Dear mother of William Leo (Victoria), Carol, Elizabeth (Kenneth) Kwiat, and Dr. David ( Mary Frances). Proud grandmother of William Leo, Mary Louise, Margaret Mather, Margaret Valina, William Robert, John Kenneth, Samuel Phanthai, and Henry Phanthai. Also survived...
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Ethel Hicks

October 1, 1918 - December 22, 2014

ETHEL H. (SZENDY) HICKS of Detroit, Michigan, died at the age of 96 on December 22, 2014. She was born October 1, 1918 in Detroit. Ethel was preceded in death by her loving husband Donald, and her adored son, Ralph Ayola. Cherished aunt of Joseph Lopez, wife Maria and children, Dañela, Miguel and Rafael, and beloved friend of Gordon Adams. Ethel will be greatly missed and always remembered as...
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Persa Banjanin

August 5, 1916 - December 21, 2014

Banjanin, Persa. Age 98 of Trenton. Persa was born August 5, 1916 in Yugoslavia and died December 21, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Lazar. Loving mother of Cedo (the late Donna), the late Diane (the late Gary) Navarre and Angela (Alan) Korn. Proud grandmother of Michele (Art) Thornley, Traci Banjanin (Frank Mancuso), the late Debbie Navarre, Marsha (John) Pirie, Cindy (Jerry) Butto, Marc ...
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Edward H. Melkonian

June 25, 1924 - December 21, 2014

Melkonian, Edward H. Age 90. Born on June 25,1924 in Detroit. Edward passed away on Dec 21st. A former resident of Lincoln Park. Husband of Christine for 34 years. Dear Father of Roger, Sandra and Connie. Dearest Grandfather of Jason, Shelly, Jeffrey, Steven, Rachel and Brandon. Also survived by 9 great grandchildren Brent, Kaley, Jacob, Marissa, Emily, Logan, Joel, Lexi, Dylan and 1...
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Rudolph J. Ruzza

September 14, 1929 - December 20, 2014

Rudy was a faithful and loving husband of his surviving and devoted wife, Annette M Ruzza, for over 58 years. Dedicated father to John (Cheri), Rick, Lisa Kerr and Angela (John) Winegarden. Proud grandfather of four beautiful and talented grandchildren, Rachael Kerr, Brian Kerr, Stacey Kerr and Grant Ruzza Rudy was a leader, not just in his own family, but in everything he became involved in;...
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William B. Heavner

November 26, 1929 - December 20, 2014

Heavner, William B. Age 85. December 20, 2014. Formerly of Wyandotte. Beloved husband of the late Jacqueline. Loving father of William Larry (Cathy), Joseph Kirk (Mary), Laura (Jim) Odette and Kimberly (Kevin) Mott. Proud grandfather of 13 and great grandfather of 20. Also survived by his companion Gloria Campbell as well as other loving family and friends. William attended school in...
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Janet G. McIntee

January 24, 1951 - December 20, 2014

McIntee, Janet G. Age 63 of Trenton. Born January 24, 1951 in Wyandotte, MI and died on December 20, 2014. Beloved wife of Brian who she married on March 20, 1976 at the Allen Park Presbyterian Church. Loving mom of Alissa (Matthew) Rennie, Mark (Sarah), Erin McIntee and Paul. Proud grandma of Evelyn and Norah Rennie and Emma McIntee. Dearest sister of Lynne (Donald) Fortney, Cynthia (James...
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Mitzi Giavedon

January 27, 2014 - December 19, 2014

Giavedon, Mitzi of Grosse Ile, passed away December 19, 2014. Loving wife of Giuseppe. Loving aunt of Branko (Diane) Gegich, Mark (Debbie) Gegich, Cathy (Richard) Davis, George Gegich, and Lara (Steffano) Bagnariol. Also survived by brothers in law Djuro Rakas, and Armando Giavedon. Sisters in law Irene Gegich, Denise Gegich, Elizabeth Gegich, and Luegia (Danilo) Morson. As well as her dear...
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Nancy A. Drobet

September 7, 1926 - December 19, 2014

Drobet, Nancy A. Age 88. December 19, 2014. Loving mom of Brian, Robert and Colleen. Also survived by her grandchildren and great grandchildren as well as other family and friends. Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army
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Mary C. Leleszi

May 12, 1917 - December 18, 2014

Leleszi, Mary C. Age 97 of Ypsilanti. Loving mother of Irene M., Jimmie P. and William A. Also survived by 5 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.
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Michele Lynn Spencer

February 25, 1965 - December 15, 2014

Spencer, Michele Lynn. Age 49, of Southgate. December 15, 2014. Loving mother of Heather Spencer (Michael Caudill), Keith Lafreniere, Kiyeeta Ford and Amber Spencer. Proud grandmother of Christopher, Michael Caudill Jr. Dear sister of Deborah Spencer and Paul Spencer. Preceded in death by her mother Beatrice Wilson. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
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Philip D. Steiner

February 18, 1977 - December 14, 2014

Steiner, Phillip D., age 37, of Trenton, MI., December 14, 2014, loving son of Carol (Gary Glover) Steiner and Thomas (Sal) Steiner; dear brother of Andrew (Jenny Gagala) Steiner; also survived by 3 aunts and 2 uncles and several cousins and friends.
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Mary L. Nagy

January 10, 1930 - December 14, 2014

Nagy, Mary L. Dec 14 Age 84 formerly of Trenton. Beloved Wife of Alex. Dear Mother of Patricia, Leslie (Peter) Zancanaro, Caroline (Jim) Hinkle, John (Connie) and Amy (Rob) Bordeau. Also survived by 11 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. In state Friday 9:30 until Funeral Mass 10:00am at the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Trenton.
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Lila B. Hill

November 27, 1938 - December 13, 2014

Hill, Lila B. of Trenton, Michigan. Born November 27, 1938. Passed December 13, 2014. Lila was loved by many and will be dearly missed. Memorial contributions may be made to Michigan Humane Society
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Glenn H. Johnson

October 30, 1922 - December 11, 2014

Johnson, Glenn H., age 92, December 11, 2014 of Grosse Ile. He is survived by his children Richard (Phyllis) Johnson and Doreen Johnson; his grandchildren Jimmy Johnson, Lynn Fox-Love, Lana Machnik and Rita Fox-Glance; 4 great grandchildren and his brother Huntley Johnson. Preceded in death by his brother Warren Johnson. A gathering and Life Celebration are being planned for a later date at the...
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Gary B. Glidden

January 10, 1947 - December 11, 2014

Glidden, Gary B., Age 67 of Woodhaven, formerly of Allen Park passed away December 11, 2014. Gary worked for Blue Cross Blue Shield for over 30 years, retiring in 1999. He leaves to cherish his memory, Laura, his wife of the past 32 years; children Kimbery Glidden and Donovan (April) Glidden; as well as a brother Tom (JoAnn) Glidden. In accordance with Gary's wishes, cremation is being handled...
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Lois Buhse

January 8, 1959 - December 8, 2014

Buhse, Lois, age 55 formerly of Trenton, passed away suddenly at home December 8th, 2014. Dear sister of Drs. Charles (Janet) Buhse, Tim (Michele Gonyea) Buhse, Linnea (Robert) Schulz, and Priscilla (Rollin) Gish. Also survived by her nieces Emily (Bryan), Katie, Linnea, Caroline, Jeannine (Eddie), Laura, a great niece Olivia, and her rescued companion dog Stella. In lieu of flowers memorial...
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Madge Cagle

December 23, 1918 - December 7, 2014

Loving mother of Rhonda (Jose) Villerreal and Sheela (Ron) Canfield. Dearest grandmother of Tammy (Chris) Smith, Veronica (Jim) Jackson, Rita (Kevin) Badura, Spring (Mike) Ivey, Scott (Amy) Canfield and great-grandmother of Christopher Smith, Melissa Smith, Joshua (Chelsea) Badura, Hannah Badura, Noah Badura, Sydney Ivey, Emily Ivey and Natalie Canfield. Also survived by 1 brother, 1 sister, many...
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Amber Elizabeth Webb

January 17, 1998 - December 6, 2014

Cherished daughter of Shawn Webb and Jenny Peterson-Ott and step-daughter of Brad Ott and Shannon Zokoe. Loving sister of Brant Ott and Drew Zokoe. Darling granddaughter of Kathryn and Butch Nelson, Mamalynn and Earl Brown, Wendy and Dennis Danville and Mimi Gronda. Also survived by many other loving family members and friends. Donations in memory of Amber may be made to the family.
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Alice Louise Bruley

January 14, 1924 - December 3, 2014

Alice Louise Bruley, age 90 of Trenton, passed away December 3, 2014. Loving wife of the late Myron Bruley. Dear mother of Frederick L. (Lisa) Bruley, Lorraine Bruley, and Jeffery A. Bruley. Proud grandmother of Ryan (Julianne) Bruley, Erik Bruley, Chelsea Bruley and Robin Bruley. Also survived by her sisters Catherine C. LaForest and Joanne Fitzgerald.
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Deborah Shaw

April 18, 1950 - December 3, 2014

Deborah ("Debbie") Cheryl Shaw, age 64, died on December 3, 2014 at Angela Hospice in Livonia after a heroic five-year battle with ovarian cancer. She leaves behind her mother, Maxine Shaw, her loving daughters, Heather Summers of San Diego and Megan Blaszak of Royal Oak, as well as her devoted sister Pamela Shaw, nieces Kimberly Alcantara and Rebecca Oistad, seven adoring grand-nephews and grand...
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Alejandro Lopez

January 20, 1952 - December 2, 2014

Born in Branchville, Texas, Alejandro was the son of Anastasio & Dora (Gonzalez) Lopez. He faithfully served his country with the United States Marine Corps from August 23, 1974 until October 6, 1976. Alejandro married the love of his life, Dolores Llanes in May of 1999. He worked for Armond Castle Railroad for over 20 years. Alejandro leaves to cherish his memory, Dolores, his wife of the...
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Jamy S. Mazure

October 12, 1979 - December 1, 2014

Mazure, Jamy S. Age 35 of Trenton. Jamy will be missed by many. Please share a memory by visiting our Guestbook.
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Frank S. Kurolvech

May 2, 1920 - December 1, 2014

Kurolvech, Frank S., age 94, 2014 of Riverview. Beloved husband of the late Elsie. Loving father of Chris (Dan) Cote´. Also survived by his grandchildren Danielle and Christopher. Contributions in memory of Franks' life may be made to Disabled American Veterans or Paralyzed Veterans of America
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Antonio Palumbo

January 17, 1937 - November 30, 2014

Palumbo, Antonio, Nov 30 Age 77 of Brownstown. Beloved Husband of the late Maria. Dear Father of Lorein (Michael) Puckett, Dana (Kim) Hildebrandt, Anna Palumbo, Silvia (Edward) Tabone and Tony (Sonya.) Proud Grandfather of Andrea Gove, Michael (Kristen) Gove, Kim (Hildebrandt, Gene Hildebrandt, Priscilla Wilder, Nicholas Wilder, Mia TaBone, Nathan Palumbo and Vincent Palumbo. Loving Brother...
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James A. Gandol

October 18, 1925 - November 30, 2014

Gandol, James A. Age 89 of Grosse Ile. Born October 18, 1925 in Dearborn, MI and died November 30, 2014 in Trenton, MI. Beloved husband of Phyllis and the late Dolores. Loving father of Jim (Jacquelyn), Mark (Tabitha) and the late Brian. Proud grandfather of Kiana. Step-father of Kenneth (Janet) Godon. Step-grandfather of Lauren and Lucas. Dearest brother of Margaret Nuccio, Anthony (Bea...
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Warren S. Hill

April 5, 1927 - November 28, 2014

Hill, Warren S., age 87, November 28, 2014 of Trenton, Michigan. Beloved husband of the late Julia. Loving father of Susan, David and the late Deborah. Contributions in memory of Warren's life may be made to The Salvation Army
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Patricia "Pat" Milon

October 11, 1927 - November 27, 2014

Milon, Patricia "Pat", age 87, November 27, 2014 of Riverview, formerly of Trenton. Beloved wife of the late Edward. Loving mother of David Milon, Diane (James) Laybourn and Joe Milon. Also survived by her grandchildren David and Jessica. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Pat's life may be made to the Disabled American Veterans
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Sophie Szatan

July 22, 1925 - November 26, 2014

Szatan, Sophie, age 89, November 26, 2014 of Trenton, Michigan. Beloved wife of the late Daniel. Loving mother of Chris (Mike) Thomson and the late Eva Marie Szatan. Dear sister of Jane Witan and the late Chester Kowalewski. Also survived by her niece Mary (Paul) Graves and her nephew Matthew Kowalewski. Contributions in memory of Sophie's life may be made to Saint Joseph Catholic Church
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John S. "Jack" Kell

September 9, 1929 - November 23, 2014

KELL, John S. "Jack" age 85 of Southgate, surrounded by his loving family, passed on November 23, 2014. He was preceded by his loving wife Joan of 58 wonderful years. Cherished father of Mike (Diane), Carrie (Mike) Scozewski, Janice (Mike) Ptak, Jack (Shannon), Tom, Lori Stafford, Lisa (Karl) Steffke and preceded in death by daughter Kristi. Jack was the loving grandfather of 22 and great...
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Frances Ann Mizak

December 3, 1936 - November 20, 2014

Frances Ann Mizak, age 77 of Grosse Ile, passed away November 20, 2014. Loving mother of Karen (Leigh) Bagnell, Stan Mizak, Sharron (Frank) Schwein, and Mike Mizak. Proud grandmother of John, Troy, Tristen, Connor, Max, Alie, Dominic, and Zach. Also survived by her sister Jennie (Jack) Palace. Frances was preceded in death by her daughter Lysa Smith.
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Margaret May Pastor

May 20, 1940 - November 20, 2014

Pastor, Margaret May. Age 74, of Southgate. November 20, 2014. Loving mother of Robert, William, Misty (Jeff) and Dawn (Stan). Proud Gram of Lisa, Dustin, Hailey, and Gracie. Great Gram of Payton. Dear sister of Helen Chadwick. Preceded in death by a son Kevin. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
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Charles W. "Chuck" Teichart, Jr.

January 20, 1947 - November 19, 2014

Teichart, Charles "Chuck" W., Jr. November 19, 2014; age 67 of Trenton, MI and formerly of Duquesne, PA . Born January 20, 1947 to the late Charles and Ethel Teichart. Charles was the President of Steelworks, Inc. which he established in 1993. Beloved Husband of 47 years to Esther; they were married on May 27, 1967. Loving Dad of Jillann (John) Tockstein, Jan McNamara (John Cunningham) and...
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William F. Balmes, Jr

January 7, 1928 - November 18, 2014

Balmes, William F., Jr. Age 86 of Lincoln Park. Born January 7, 1928 in Detroit, MI and died November 18, 2014 in Trenton. Beloved husband of Jacqueline. Dear father of Sharon (Daniel) Kulhanek, Debra (Stuart) Baron, William, III (Debra) and Jacqueline (Robert) Cook. Also survived by 12 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, 1 sister Janet Perkins as well as other loving family and friends....
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Pamela Tierney

May 28, 1960 - November 15, 2014

Tierney, Pamela. Age 54. November 15, 2014 of Trenton and formerly of San Diego, CA. Beloved daughter of Patricia and the late James. Loving sister of Jamei, Mary and Peter (Aliza). Proud aunt of Sophia and Max. Also survived by other loving family and friends.
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John LaFata

December 16, 1968 - November 14, 2014

LaFata, John. Age 45, of Carleton. November 14, 2014. Loving father of Nicholas John LaFata. Dear brother of Tina Marie (Scott) Leigh and Patty (John) Taylor. Survived also by many nieces, nephews, 1 great niece and 2 great nephews. Preceded in death by parents Vincent and Gail LaFata and a brother Vincent Tony LaFata. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
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Robert W. "Jazz" Jazdzewski

May 14, 1932 - November 13, 2014

Jazdzewski, Robert W. "Jazz", age 82, November 13, 2014 of Trenton, Michigan. Beloved husband of Virginia. Loving father of Terry (Robert) Shuk, Joan (AJ) Banks, Jan (Patrick) Stawara, Tammy (Ronald) Kruse, Thomas (Joanne), Julie (Joe) Sammons and John (Stacey). Also survived by his grandchildren Nicole, Rachael, Danny, Samantha, Justin, Alexis, Carley and Madison; 6 great grandchildren and his...
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Evan Alexander Spezia

December 19, 1994 - November 12, 2014

Evan Alexander Spezia, age 19 of Trenton, passed away November 12, 2014. Loving son of Amy. Dear brother of Timothy and Caitlyn. Beloved grandson of Duncan and Carol Murdock. Evan is also survived by his aunts, uncles, and many other loving family and friends.
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Robert M. Kopke

July 19, 1931 - November 10, 2014

Kopke , Robert, beloved husband of Joan (Howard) and longtime resident of Grosse Ile, passed away on November 10, 2014 at age 83. Born in 1931 to Michael & Gladys (LaForest) Kopke, Bob resided in River Rouge as a young child but soon moved to Grosse Ile where he grew up, went to school, and lived for the rest of his life. After graduating from Grosse Ile High School, he worked with his father...
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John Peffer

May 29, 1951 - November 10, 2014

Peffer, John. Age 63 of Trenton. Born May 29, 1951 and died on November 10, 2014. Beloved dad of Jennifer Cocklin, John and Scott. Proud papa to 7 grandsons and 1 granddaughter. Dearest brother of Judy and Joyce. Also survived by other loving family and friends. Preceded in death by his parents John and Luella and 1 sister Janet. John was a graduate of Trenton High School and was the...
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Ajay R. Shah

November 30, 1960 - November 8, 2014

Dr. Ajay R. Shah, 53 years, of Grosse Ile, MI, went to the Lord on Sat., Nov. 8th, 2014. He was born Nov. 30th, 1960 in Sambalpur, Orissa, India. Raised by his parents, Dr. Ramesh and Indira Shah. The family moved to San Luis Obispo, CA when Ajay was 10 years old. Ajay obtained a biochemistry degree from Cal Poly University in San Luis Obispo and graduated with a M.D. degree from Michigan State...
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Bryan John Sevey

April 11, 1931 - November 8, 2014

Bryan J. Sevey, age 83, of Flat Rock, MI, formerly of Manchester, MO and Trenton, MI, passed away November 8, 2014 at Rivergate Terrace in Riverview, MI. Bryan was born in Detroit and grew up in the Adirondacks of northern New York State where he met his wife of 63 years. Bryan is survived by his beloved wife Maxine (Bresett), and children Michael (Becky) Sevey and Debra (Larry) Andrews,...
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Shirley Mae Angelocci

July 10, 1924 - November 6, 2014

Angelocci, Shirley Mae (nee Cramer) died peacefully in her sleep at Oakwood Hospital on November 6, 2014. Like her husband of 65 years, Osvaldo "Vod" Angelocci who passed away in 2012, she was 90 years old. Now just 23 short months later, she joins him. Beloved Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-grandmother and Sister, Shirley's life was devoted to her family. Whether she was laughing with them or...
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Eva May Wesley

February 17, 1924 - November 4, 2014

Wesley, Eva May, age 90, November 4, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Roscoe Wesley. Loving mother of Debra (Dan) Cagle, the late Marvin Wesley, the late Ronnie Wesley and the late Gloria Davis. Also survived by her grandchildren. Contributions in memory of Eva May's life may be made to Great Lakes Caring Hospice Foundation
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Cheryl Ann Grahl (Strochine)

February 17, 1956 - November 3, 2014

Grahl, Cheryl Ann (Strochine). Age 58; she was of Flat Rock and formerly of Monroe and Dundee. Born February 17, 1956 in Wyandotte, MI and went home to Heaven on November 3, 2014. Cheryl married Tracy Grahl on June 28, 1999 in Kissimmee, FL, they were married for 15 years and he survives her. Loving mom of David Jewell and Tara (Darius) Taylor. Proud grandma of Melissa Goetz, Bethanie Grodi,...
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Michael J. Myers

August 18, 1954 - October 31, 2014

Myers, Michael J. "Mike", age 60, died October 31, 2014. Beloved son of Vera and the late Robert Myers. Life companion of Jill Bogle. Also survived by his children Malissa Gianola, Jamie Goode and Nicole Martinez;his 8 eight grandchildren; his bothers Robert, John, Richard, William, Greg and Tom; his sisters Toni and Annette.
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Jack Wilson Evans

October 6, 1922 - October 30, 2014

Evans, Jack Wilson, age 92 of Southgate, passed away October 30, 2014. Loving husband of the late Lois Evans. Dear father of Constance (Joseph) Brown. Proud grandfather of Erik Schutt, Jill (Mike) Kosciolek, Lindsay (Brett) Roberts, and Alexander Wilson Brown. Great grandfather of Johnathan Dawe, Alanna Kosciolek, and Skyler Roberts. Jack was preceded in death by a daughter Candace Schutt.
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Todd D. Missler

June 28, 1963 - October 29, 2014

Loving dad of Nicole. Beloved companion of Joyce George. Dearest Papa of Sonjia. Dear brother of Lisa (Jim) Vilella, Carl (Julie) and Patrick (Cathryn). Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, other loving family members and friends. Donations in memory of Todd may be given to the family.
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Maureen Elkins

August 20, 1926 - October 26, 2014

Elkins, Maureen. Oct 26. Age 88 of Brownstown. Dear wife of the late Wallace. Dear Mother of Sedonne, Pamela and Dawn. Survived by 8 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
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Natividad "Nate" Pena

September 8, 1924 - October 25, 2014

Natividad "Nate" Pena, age 90, of Riverview, Michigan, beloved husband of Juanita (Pena), loving father of Joseph Pena, Elaine Pena and the late Arthur Pena, dear grandfather of Michelle (Ralph) Reeves, Patrick (Erin) Pena, Joshua Purdy, Anthony Purdy and Ashley Purdy; great grandfather of 15, brother of 2 brothers 1 sister. He was preceded in death by his parents, son 2 brothers and 3 sisters....
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Andreas J. Radlinger

June 2, 1965 - October 24, 2014

Radlinger, Andreas J., age 49 of Riverview, passed away October 24th, 2014.
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Catherine "Katy" Weidner

January 4, 1920 - October 22, 2014

Weidner, Catherine "Katy." Oct. 22 Age 94 of Grosse Ile. Beloved Wife of Ray. Dear Mother of Robert (Ophelia) McIntyre, Donald (Nancy) McIntyre, Janet (Jim) Hlinak, Kathy (Dennis) LeBlanc, Charles (Frances) McIntyre and Marlana (Pat Doyle) Krolicki. Survived by 2 sisters Margaret Chatell and Mary Kline and many loving Grandchildren, Greatgrandchildren and Great-greatgrandchildren.. Visitation...
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William J. Fleming

May 8, 1934 - October 21, 2014

At the age of 80, William ("Bill") Fleming passed away this Tuesday last at Southshore Hospital in Brownstown, Michigan. He is survived by Mary, his wife of 55 years; Anne (Jim) and Bill (Laura), his children; and, Kate, John, Mary, Emma, Andy, Caroline, Xander, Christopher, and Aubrey, his grandchildren. His sister Agnes of West Springfield, MA and his brother Arthur ("Skip") of Newport, RI...
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Elsie Valasin

April 8, 1916 - October 20, 2014

Valasin, Elsie, age 98 of Grosse Ile, formerly of St. Louis, MO, passed away October 20, 2014. Loving wife of the late Joseph. Dear mother of Anthony J. (Cynthia), and Patricia Nemish. Proud grandmother of Anthony C. (Michelle), Elizabeth (Jaden) de Vogel, Steven (Sue) Nemish, Gregory (Christy) Nemish, and great grandmother of Ari de Vogel.
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Joe Ryan Contreras

May 29, 1992 - October 20, 2014

Contreras, Joe Ryan. Age 22, of Lincoln Park. October 20, 2014. Beloved son of Jose (Melinda) Contreras and Linda Huddleston. Loving brother of Ronald, Jason (Randie), Eddie, Veronica, Miguel, Jordan and Jon Jon. Dear uncle of Jaydin, Jason and Isabella. Beloved fiancé of Brooke. Preceded in death by his grandparents and Aunt Pat.
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James R. Brock

September 26, 1964 - October 19, 2014

Beloved husband of Karen. Loving father of Kaitlin and James Jr. Dearest son of Marcia (Dudley) Bennett and James (Cynthia). Dear brother of Susan (Mark) Faistenhammer, Aimee (Kevin) Ryan and Marni Blake. Also survived by other loving family members and friends. The family suggests donations in memory of James to the American Heart Association.
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Richard H. Roberts

May 22, 1928 - October 18, 2014

Born in Bay City, Richard was the son of Harold & Pearl Roberts. He married the love of his life, Donna (Miller) Roberts on August 8, 2004. Richard was a conductor for DT&I Railroad for over 42 years, retiring in 1991. Richard will be sadly missed by his wife Donna.
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Pete Shrake

January 22, 1945 - October 17, 2014

Pete Shrake of Trenton, MI passed away at the age 69, on October 17, 2014. Beloved husband of Maria, the love of his life, for 49 years. Loving father of Kathy (James) Knowles and Peter (Karen) Shrake. Proud "Pops" of Sally, Emily and Catherine. Dearest brother of Ruby (Jerry) Pattison and Garneta Lokken. Also survived by many loving family and friends. Pete was an entrepreneur and business...
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Phyllis A. Sullivan

September 7, 1930 - October 13, 2014

Sullivan, Phyllis A., age 84, October 13, 2014 of Riverview, MI, formerly of Trenton, MI. Beloved wife of the late Frederick. Loving mother of Claudia (Mark) Ghafouri, Brenda Warchulski, Bryan (Tina) Sullivan and Sheila (LeRoy) Melms. Also survived by her grandchildren Christopher, Ashley, Ian and Frank. Contributions in memory of Phyllis' life may be made to the City of Trenton, Michigan---Fire...
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Robert Lee Leach II

December 1, 1985 - October 12, 2014

Leach, Robert Lee II. Age 28, of Riverview. October 12, 2014. Beloved husband of Tammy. Loving son of Robert Lee (Lois) Leach and Denice Leach. Dear brother of Joseph Leach. Dearest grandson of Estel Leach. Loving nephew and cousin of the Leach and Asciutto families. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
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Edmund C. Lachapell

December 21, 1941 - October 12, 2014

Lachapell, Edmund C. Age 72 of Flat Rock. Born December 21, 1941 in Goodman, WI and died October 12, 2014 at Botsford Hospital in Farmington Hills, MI. Beloved husband of the late Phyllis. Loving dad of Linda Lachapell, Timothy (Kim Fretter), William (Marti) and the late Karen Mathews. Cherished grandfather of Bethany, Ryan and Amanda. Great grandfather of Kyla and brother of Beverly,...
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Amanda Lynn Greshel

August 3, 1983 - October 12, 2014

Greshel, Amanda Lynn. Age 31 of Trenton. Born August 3, 1983 in Detroit, Michigan and died on October 12, 2014. Beloved daughter of Ted and Laurel. Dearest sister of Kristen (Ric) Cnossen and Jillian (Andy) Vanderyacht. Cherished granddaughter of Paul and Jane Rausch and Jim and the late Lois Greshel. Also survived by other loving family and friends. Amanda was so loved and will be missed...
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Erma Bolthouse

September 7, 1922 - October 10, 2014

Bolthouse, Erma. Age 92 of Gibraltar, formerly of Grosse Ile. Passed away October 10, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Bud Bolthouse. Loving mother of Jean (Larry) Childs, Carol (Chuck) Hughes, Patrick (Lenore) and Jerry. Dearest grandmother of 11. Great grandmother of 12.
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James F. Flachsmann

July 1, 1948 - October 9, 2014

Flachsmann, James F. Born July 1, 1948 and died October 9, 2014 at his home at the age of 66. Beloved husband of 46 years to Peggy. Loving father of James F. (Elizabeth) Flachsmann, II and Melanie (Joseph) Gherardini. Proud grandpa of Adam, Andrew and Dominic. Dearest brother of William H. "Woody" (Sherry) and Michael (Rosanne) Flachsmann. Also survived by other loving family and friends. ...
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