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

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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Veronica Cock

April 5, 1921 - October 9, 2014

Cock, Veronica, age 93 of River Rouge, passed away October 9th, 2014. Loving wife of the late Richard A. Cock. Dear mother of Joan and Judy (Paul). Proud grandmother of Bethany (Brian Fitzgerald) Fishwick, P.J. Fishwick, and Lauren Fishwick. Great grandmother of Guin Roberts. Veronica was preceded in death by her brothers and sisters. Memorial contributions may be made to the Detroit Zoological...
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Edward E. Phillips

April 29, 1934 - October 8, 2014

Phillips, Edward E., age 80, October 8, 2014 of Grosse Ile. Beloved husband of Mary for 57 years. Loving father of Bob (Mary), Mike (Patti), Diane (Ken) Abbott and Jennifer (Joe) Engle. Dearest grandfather of 7 and great-grandfather of 2. Dear brother of Cathy Kalafut. Ed graduated from Grosse Ile High School in 1952 and went on to serve in the U.S. Navy, stationed at Grosse Ile Naval Air Station...
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Herman J. Bednar

February 5, 1923 - October 7, 2014

Bednar, Herman J., age 91, son of John Baptist Bednar Sr. and Veronica Koniak-Bednar. Died October 7, 2014, due to complications after surgery. Resided in Dearborn, Michigan, formerly of Brighton and Milford, Michigan. Beloved husband of the late Shirley Bednar. He is survived by his daughter Judith Chasey; his grandchildren Denise Chasey and Steve Lozon; 7 great grandchildren; 6 great great...
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A. Francesca Weatherhead

November 2, 1988 - October 6, 2014

Weatherhead (Vitale), Francesca. Oct. 6 Age 25 of Royal Oak. Beloved wife of Matthew. Dearest Daughter of Tony (Serafina) and Angela. Dear sister of Kristina and Nina. Also survived by her niece Adrianna, her in law's Bob and Shelly Weatherhead, sister's in law Macy and McKenna and her brother's in-law Marcus and Mitchell.
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Kristen Gudewicz Holderead

December 1, 1980 - October 4, 2014

Holderead, Kristen Gudewicz. Age 33 of Peoria, AZ and formerly of Trenton, MI. Born December 1, 1980 in Dearborn, Michigan and died October 4, 2014 in Arizona. Beloved wife of 14 years to Chris. Cherished mommy of Delaney and Addison. Wonderful daughter of Richard and Patrice Gudewica. Dearest sister of Jason Gudewicz. Daughter-In-Law to Bruce and Janice Holderead. Granddaughter of the...
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Diane R. Kephart

February 20, 1943 - October 4, 2014

Kephart, Diane R. Age 71 of Brownstown. Born February 20, 1943 in Detroit, Michigan and died October 4, 2014 in Trenton. Beloved wife of the late Sylvester. Loving mom of Christine Pauly, Timothy, Nancy Kephart and Scott (Tracy). Proud grandmother "Honey" of Robin (Michael), John (Jessica), Melissa, Amber, Cody, Tyler, Ariel, Zackary and Season. Great grandmother of 14. Dearest sister of...
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James S. Campeau

August 4, 1945 - October 3, 2014

Campeau, James S., age 69, October 3, 2014 of Woodhaven, Michigan. Beloved husband of Ellen. Loving father of Jim (Bridgette) Campeau and Andrea (Rick) Elder. Also survived by is grandchildren Theodore, Alina, Ryland and Adalynn; his great granddaughter Shayla. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of James' life may be made to American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association
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Bryan L. Crowe

February 3, 1982 - October 1, 2014

Crowe, Bryan Lee. Age 32, of Trenton, passed away October 1, 2014. Loving son of Linda Marie Crowe. Grandson of the late Doris and Morris Crowe. Dearest brother of Shanda (Mike) Fineran, and Lisa (Aaron) Snowberger. Beloved uncle of nieces Zavannah, Alexyss, Deanna, and nephew Jeremiah. Also survived by brothers Tommy Marlowitz, Jeff Cole, step father Eric Claybaugh, and uncle Dale Crowe....
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Robert "Bob" Gravel

February 10, 1939 - October 1, 2014

Gravel, Robert "Bob", age 75 of Trenton, passed away Wednesday, October 1, 2014 in his home. Born February 10, 1939, Bob was the son of Jacob & Mary (Blusiewicz) Graveldinger. An Army Veteran he married the love of his life, Sharon Morey, May 19, 1962. Bob worked as a Mechanic for over 25 years with City of Trenton, retiring in 2004. He leaves to cherish his memory, Sharon, his wife of the...
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Olive Jane Wiggins

October 11, 1922 - October 1, 2014

Beloved wife of the late Hugh. Loving mother of Ronald (Patsy), Kathleen (Jose) Vera, Nancy, Dana (John) McWilliams, Marilyn (Greg) Wolpert and Barbara (James) Niemi. Dear sister of Shirley (Harold) Gow. Dearest grandmother of 7, great-grandmother of 6 and great-great grandmother of 3. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, other loving family members and friends. The family suggests donations in...
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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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