February 2009




BABICH JOHN E BABICH JOHN BABICH February 15, 2009. Beloved husband of Olga. Dear father of Elaine K. (Bruce) Zink and Michael (J.) Valerie. Grandfather of Lindsay, Ashley, Kristen and John. Also survived by two brothers and one sister, and several nieces and nephews. Private services attended by family Thursday, February 19. Care and services were entrusted to the L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, Westland.


BACH HAROLD G BACH HAROLD BACH February 9, 2009. Dear husband of Phyllis. Dear father of Sandra and Gary Bach and the late Marlene Shotwell Robertson. Dear brother of the late Herman and Lawrence Umpfenbach. Also survived by six grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral Service 11 a.m. Saturday February 14, 2009 at Gendernalik Funeral Home, 35259 23 Mile Rd. New Baltimore. Visitation Friday 3:30 -9 p.m. Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospital or American Red Cross.


BACHLEDA PAUL J BACHLEDA PAUL BACHLEDA February 25, 2009, age 90. Beloved father of Bert Gelmine (Sherry), Marilyn Horton (Bill) and the late Paula Koskey. Loving grandfather of eleven, great-grandfather of fifteen and great-great-grandfather of one. Brother of Joseph, Valentine, George, and the late Rose Wylie. Family will receive friends Friday 2-8 p.m. at A. J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Road (between Maple and Big Beaver) with Rosary at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass at Sacred Heart of the Hills, 3400 S. Adams, Auburn Hills Saturday 11 a.m. Visitation at church begins at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers memorial tributes to Sacred Heart of the Hills Church. View obituary and share memories at


BACIGAL JEANNETTE BACIGAL Age 93. February 4, 2009. Beloved wife of the late John A. Loving mother of Gary (Gail) and the late Barbara (Richard) Langell. Proud grandmother of Lora Leniczek, Linda (David) Dault, Eric. Richard Langell Jr. and Douglas (the Late Lee) Langell, also nine great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Caroline Kelly and the late Lillian Griffith and Edward Holecek. Visitation Friday 2 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the A. H. Peters Funeral Home, 32000 Schoenherr at Masonic (13 Mile Rd.), Warren with a Prayer service at 7 p.m. In state at St. Blase Catholic Church, 12151 Fifteen Mile Rd., Sterling Hgts., Saturday 10:30 a.m. until time of Mass 11 a.m.


BAGGETT WILLIAM A BAGGETT WILLIAM BAGGETT age 80; of Commerce; passed away February 11, 2009. Loving husband of the late Rowena; dear brother of Eugene (Dorothy) Baggett; step-father of Michael, Patrick, Dana and Barbara; uncle of Steven, Daniel and Beth. Bill was very active in the community. He was a member of the Commerce Masonic Lodge #121 and was a 33rd Degree Mason of the Scottish Rite, Valley of Detroit. Bill was a member of Multi Lakes Conservation Club. He also served in the Armed Forces during the Korean War. The Funeral Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, February 14, 2009, at the Union Lake Chapel of the Elton Black & Son Funeral Home, 1233 Union Lake Rd., White Lake. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, 2 to 8 p.m. Friday and 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday. A Masonic Service will be held on Friday at 7 p.m. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Shriners Burns Hospital.


BAILEY SOPHIE BAILEY Age 85, February 2, 2009. Beloved mother of Robert McVicar, Roseann (Mark) Davis, Donna Hazley, Nancy Bryant, and Anna Maria (Ronald) Wood. Loving grandmother of 15 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Dear sister of Irene Zaorski, Theresa DeWeese, Frank Zaorski, and Fr. Ed Zaorski. Visitation at the Jarzembowski Funeral Home, 18957 W. Warren at Artesian Wednesday 1-9 p.m. Parish Rosary 7 p.m. In state Thursday 9 a.m. St. Francis d'Assisi Church until Mass of Resurrection 9:30 a.m. Interment St. Hedwig Cemetery.


BALCUNS HELEN BALCUNS Age 95, February 15, 2009. Beloved wife of the late Alfred. Dearest mother of Judith Black, Karen McGrath and Thomas Balcuns. Also survived by five grandchildren. Funeral Mass Friday 10 a.m. at St. Albert the Great Catholic Church. In state in church 9:30 a.m. till time of Mass. Visitation Thursday 10 a.m. till 9 p.m. at the Dearborn Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 22546 Michigan Ave. Seniors Rosary Thursday 3 p.m. and Parish Rosary 7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Louis Center for the Mentally Handicapped. Interment St. Hedwig Cemetery. Helen retired from the District 7 Dearborn Heights Board of Education.


BALICKI MARY BALICKI Age 100. January 31, 2009. Beloved wife of the late Thomas. Dear mother of Thomas (Anna), Janine (Gerald) Stachurski, Cynthia (Michael) Wilson, and Madelyn. Loving grandmother of 11 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren. Family will receive friends Tuesday 1-8 p.m. with an evening Scripture Service at Rudy Funeral Home, 25650 Van Dyke, Center Line. In state Wednesday morning at St. Clement Church, 25320 Van Dyke, until Mass. Call the funeral home for times, 586-757-3230.


BALL HELEN C BALL HELEN BALL of Pontiac; January 31, 2009; age 85. Paul s Brown Eyed Girl / wife for 65 years; mother of Judy (Ralph) Beals of Pontiac, Jerry Ball of Troy and Nita Tibbals of Clarkston; preceded in death by her daughter Paulette Knight; granddaughter Lynn LeMarbe and brother Joe Montana; grandma of Rhonda, Ryan, Deanna, Debbie, Michael, Dan and Chris; also survived by eight great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. Funeral Service Tuesday 12:30 p.m. at the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston where friends may visit Monday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Interment All Saints Cemetery; Memorials may be made to a charity of your choice. Online guest book

BALUTIS ADELINE FRANCES BALUTIS ADELINE BALUTIS August 24, 1923 - February 11, 2009. Born in DuBois, PA, resided in Livonia, MI. Adeline was preceded in death by her husband Leonard, they will be reunited with love before God's eyes, also to be reunited with her parents William and Frances Yonushonis and her brothers William and John. Survived by sister and brother-in-law Loretta and (Allen Bakas), and her son Leonard (Mary), grandchildren Brandi and Leonard III, Lynn Janice (James), great-grandchildren Jacob and Lauren, and her son Douglas (Sherry) and grandchild Lindsay, and son Michael (Vickie), and beautiful daughter Marie Rickman (Kenn) and grandchildren Kenneth II and Michael. With many nieces and nephews. Adeline will be deeply missed and always remembered by her loving family and friends. Mom may you live eternally in peace with God's love. Private services will be held. Family requests memorial contributions to the Michigan Parkinson Foundation, 30400 Telegraph Rd, Bingham Farms, MI 48025 in Adeline's memory......Sveikas!!

BANCIU PAULINE BANCIU Age 95, February 2, 2009. Dearborn resident for 50 years. Preceded in death by her husband Charles and her son Charles. Beloved mother of George. Born in Indianapolis, Indiana. Interment in Star of David Cemetery, North Lauderdale, Florida. Arrangements by Querfeld Funeral Home, Dearborn, MI.

BARAK ESTHER A HALICKI BARAK ESTHER HALICKI BARAK ESTHER BARAK ESTHER A BARAK (NEE HALICKI)Age 92, January 27, 2009 of Southfield. Dear sister of Emily H. Brown and Evelyn A. Halicki. Dear friend of Tom Koikas. She was preceded in death by her siblings Eleanor Goddard and Arthur Halicki. Arrangement by R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Home, (734) 422-6720.


BARDES RUTH S BARDES RUTH BARDES  age 79; of Rochester; February 1, 2009. A resident of Rochester since 1958, she graduated from Northwestern University and received her Masters degree from Oakland University. She taught English at Rochester High School, retiring in 1991. A member of University Presbyterian Church, she was the former owner of the Village Outlet in downtown Rochester. Wife of William D. Bardes, who preceded her in death on September 13, 2008; mother of William D. (CeCe) Bardes of Rochester and Ruth Ann Bailey, who preceded her in death on November 9, 2008; grandmother of Jonathan Bailey; also surviving are her siblings, Ollie Ritter, Tommie Bush and Ewing Sanders. Funeral Service 11 a.m. Friday at Pixley Funeral Home, 322 W. University Drive in Rochester, followed by entombment in Christian Memorial Cemetery. Visitation Thursday, 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.


BARKER JO-MARY FRANCES BARKER JO-MARY DELIA BARKER JO-MARY BARKER December 29, 2008, age 61. Memorial gathering Saturday, February 7, 2009 from 9 a.m. until the time of Memorial Mass 10 a.m. at St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church, 48115 Schoenherr Rd. (N. of 21 Mile Rd.), Shelby Twp. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the wishes of the family. Share memories at


BARLOW EDSON LOCKWOOD BARLOW JR EDSON BARLOW JR age 78; of Rochester; January 30, 2009. Loving husband of Pauline; dear father of Ronald (Jan) Barlow, Susan (Ron) Foys and the late Edson Barlow III; grandfather of Tim (Ashley), Andrew, Laura and Tommy; great grandfather of Ashlynn and Cyrus; brother of the late William Barlow. Funeral service Monday, February 2, 2009 7 p.m. at the Potere-Modetz Funeral Home 339 Walnut Blvd, Rochester. The family will receive friends Monday 3 to 9 p.m. Memorials to the Rochester Public Library or Rochester Avon Historical Society. Interment Paint Creek Cemetery. Online guestbook


BARNES MARLENE A BARNES MARLENE BARNES Died February 16, 2009 age 76. Beloved wife of the late Kenneth J. Dear Mother of Kim Evans, Jeffery J. and the late Lon A. Grandmother of four: Richard, James, Jessica and Jeffery. Marlene inspired those around her by generously sharing her time and talents with many community organizations. She was an avid animal lover. Visitation MANNS-FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME 17000 Middlebelt (S. of 6 Mile) on Saturday from 10 a.m. until time of Memorial Services 12 Noon. Share a memory:


BARNETT STANLEY L BARNETT STANLEY BARNETT STAN BARNETT Passed into the arms of our Lord on February 9, 2009, peacefully, with his loving family at his side. Lifetime educator in the Dearborn Public Schools and at Henry Ford Community College. He is survived by his devoted wife, Sally, and his four children, Michael (Gwen), Kathleen, Daniel and Brian. Loving grandfather of Michael, Melissa, Matthew and Rachel; great-grandfather of Haley and Chase. He is also loved by his brothers, Tom, Paul (Carmen) and the late David, his dear sister-in-law Nancy Steding, and all their supportive children and grandchildren. Thanks to our friends, neighbors and Angela Hospice for all their help during this difficult time. We are honoring Stan at the Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 Six Mile Rd., Livonia, Wednesday, February 11 from 1-8 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at Historic Trinity Lutheran Church, 1345 Gratiot Ave., Detroit, on Thursday, February 12, 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider contributions to the American Cancer Society or Antrim County Habitat for Humanity (

BARRESI JOANN L BARRESI JOANN BARRESI Age 86. Dear wife of Frank. Dear mother of Vince (Linda), and Linda (Dennis) Zimmer. Grandmother of Anthony, Adam, Marissa, Curtis and the late Frank (Heidi) Great grandmother of Zachary and Matthew. Sister of Vita Caramagno. Memorial visitation Saturday February 14, 9:00a.m. until time of Mass 10a.m. at St. Thecla Catholic Community (Nunneley E. of Groesbeck). Memorials to Children's Hospital or Mount Clemens Regional Medical Center Foundation would be appreciated. Arrangements by Resurrection Funeral Home. Visit online at

BARRETT SCOTT ANTHONY BARRETT SCOTT BARRETT Age 35 Passed February 19, 2009. Beloved son of Carla M. Barrett and Christian "Chris" Barrett. Loving brother of Sean Christian Barrett. Also leaves several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Services 11:00 a.m. Monday at Sawyer-Fuller Funeral Home, 2125 W. 12 Mile Rd. (2 Blks. West of Woodward). Visitation 3 - 8 p.m. Sunday. Memorials suggested to Jewel Heart Tibetan Development Fund for Children, 1129 Oak Valley Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48108. Share a memory at:

BARRIE W PATRICK BARRIE W BARRIE Made his transition on Thursday, January 29, 2009. He is survived by his lovely wife Mary Beth Griffin-Barrie. He was born in New York, NY in 1943. He was a corporate lobbyist for some of America's largest beverage companies, starting his career in the Marketing & Sales division with Schaefer & Stroh Brewery Companies. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and active with the local VFW & American Legion Posts and also a member of the Elks Club. Pat was a wonderful man who was loved and appreciated by family and friends. He was always there to give a helping hand to those in need. He had a great sence of humor and loved fishing and traveling. Services will be held Tuesday in Redding, CA.


BARSNACK BERNICE HELEN BARSNACK BERNICE BARSNACK Age 90, of Taylor, February 3, 2009. Beloved wife of the late Michael Barsnack. Loving mother of Mary Ann (Bob) McNutt. Dearest grandmother of Jeff (Jen) Barsnack, Edward (Tina) McNutt and Michaelene (Philip) Sparagowski and great grandmother of seven. Dear sister-in-law of Nick (Rose) Barsnack and aunt of Teresa Haddad and Nina Allen. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Margaret and Beatrice. Funeral service is Saturday, 1:00 p.m. at Michigan Memorial Funeral Home, (Next to Michigan Memorial Park) 30895 Huron River Dr., Huron Twp., (734) 783-2646. Visitation is Friday, 1:00-9:00 p.m. Interment at Michigan Memorial Park.


BARTNIK EDWARD Z BARTNIK EDWARD BARTNIK Age 85 of Detroit. Died suddenly February 20, 2009. Beloved husband of Valentine. Dear father of Terri (Jerry) Wale and Linda Bartnik. Loving grandpa of Amber (Mike) Tjaden and Kevin Wiles. Dearest great-grandpa of Kyah Tjaden. Brother of Cass (the late Josie), Chester (the late Frances), and Henry (Alfreda) Bartnik. Brother-in-law of Alfreda (the late Marvin) Krey, Delphine Pasciak, Leo (Judy) Pasciak, Ronald (Shirley) Pasciak, and Evelyn (Ken) Brown. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visitation 3-8 p.m. Sunday and Monday at the Salowich & Stevens Chapel of Professional Mortuary Services, 3833 Livernois Rd. (1 blocks S. of Michigan Ave.) in Detroit. In state 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Hedwig Catholic Church, 3425 Junction, Detroit until the Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Interment St. Hedwig Catholic Cemetery.


BAUMAN-MITCHELL LINDA K BAUMAN-MITCHELL LINDA BAUMAN-MITCHELL KATIE BAUMAN-MITCHELL LINDA K MITCHELL LINDA MITCHELL Age 59. January 30, 2009. Beloved wife of Larry. Loving mother of Dawn (Jerry) Beckius, David Robert Bauman, and John Robert Bauman. Dear grandmother of Brittany, Johnny, Kathryn, and Dylan. Also survived by her mother Oma Newport; three brothers, Willis (Sharron) Newport, Tom (Rose) Newport, and Gary Newport; and one sister, Audrey Lay. Resting at the L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, 42600 Ford Rd. (W. of Lilley), Monday 6-9 p.m. and Tuesday 12-9 p.m. Funeral 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at


BEALL JIM E BEALL JIM BEALL of Waterford; died February 18, 2009; at 79 years of age. Beloved husband of Joyce for 57 years; loving father of Gary (Julie) Beall of OH, Gail (Pat) Miller of OH and Greg Beall of White Lake; dearest grandfather of Nicole, Nick, Chip and Zach; also survived by his brother, George Beall of FL; his sister, Lavon Gula of Waterford; his nieces, Shelly, Heidi and Jodi; and his faithful companion, Dakota. Mr. Beall was a member of Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church; he was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Korean Conflict. Jim was the holder of several World Masters records for track and field, and in his free time, Jim enjoyed woodcarving, golf and hunting. Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, February 21, 2009, at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church (5481 Dixie Hwy., Waterford.) Family will receive friends Friday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Coats Funeral Home, Waterford, and at church Saturday from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the mass. A Rosary will be prayed Friday, 7:30 p.m. Memorials may be made to Michigan Humane Society in Jim s name. To send a private condolence to the family go to and select Guestbook.


BEAMER ROBERT C BEAMER ROBERT BEAMER of West Bloomfield; February 8, 2009; age 69. Loving husband of Sandy Beamer; dear father of Robin Gorris; beloved grandfather of Sondra and Britney Gorris; brother of Dick (June) Beamer, Barb (Jim) Pickel, Jerry Beamer, the late Florence (Charles) Myers and the late Jerry (Dottie) Beamer; also missed by many family members and friends. Mr. Beamer was retired from the Franklin Hills Country Club and was a veteran of the United States Navy. Graveside Services will be Thursday, February 12, 2009, 11:30 a.m. at Great Lakes National Cemetery, 4200 Belford Road, Holly. Online guest book Arrangements by the RIVERSIDE CHAPEL, Simpson-Modetz Funeral Home, Waterford (248) 674-4181.


BEATTY RITA E BEATTY RITA BEATTY February 19, 2009. Age 91. Beloved wife of the late Lloyd. Loving mother of Robert (Judy) Beatty, Karen Vitale, and Kenneth Beatty. Dear grandmother of 7 and great grandmother of 12. Dear sister of Eddie (Sophie) Maurer. Funeral Saturday, February 21, 2009, in state 9:30 a.m. with mass at 11 a.m. at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church (Allen Park). Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Arrangements by Voran Funeral Home (Allen Park Chapel). Onlineguestbook at:


BECIN GEORGE BECIN (Djoko Moja) Born January 19, 1919. Age 90. Of Warren. Died February 14, 2009. Beloved husband of Agnes G. (Natsules). Loving father of Steven (Dawn). Dearest grandfather of Jillian Taucher, Steven Jr. and Christina (Joseph) Olsavski and three great grandchildren and his beloved dog Kleoniki. His family and friends will dearly miss him. Visitation Tuesday 3-9 PM with Pomen service 7:00 PM at Edward Swanson & Son Funeral Home 30351 Dequindre (1 block S. of 13 Mile Rd.) Madison Heights. In state Wednesday 10:00 AM until mass 11:00 AM at St. Lazarus Serbian Orthodox Church, 4575 E. Outer Drive (East of Van Dyke) Detroit. Interment White Chapel Cemetery. Memorials to St. Lazarus Serbian Orthodox or Alzheimer's Association. Sign online guestbook at


BECK ALBERT B BECK ALBERT BECK Age 79. February 23, 2009. Beloved husband of Joan for 57 years. Devoted father of Karen (Chuck) Dierkes, Gary (Donna), Patricia (Jim) Voelker, and Catherine. Proud grandfather of Christopher, Helen, Karly, and Grace. Great-grandfather of Addison. Dear brother of Patricia Miller and friend to many. Visitation Wednesday, February 25, 2-8 p.m. with 4 p.m. Prayers at the Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, 23720 Farmington Rd. (between 9-10 Mile Rds., just N. of Grand River), downtown Farmington (248-474-5200). Funeral Mass Thursday, February 26, 10 a.m. (in state at 9:30 a.m.) at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 23615 Power Rd., Farmington. Memorials tributes suggested to American Lung Association.


BECKER B HANS BECKER B BECKER died peacefully as a light snow fell during the early morning hours of January 28, 2009. Hans is survived by his cherished wife, Andrea; his furry friend, Dusty the rescue Airedale; numerous nieces and nephews, including great and grand; and a multitude of treasured friends. Cremation and a private memorial service have taken place. Donations to Christ Church-Grosse Pointe, 61 Grosse Pointe Blvd., Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236; Mariners Inn, 445 Ledyard, Detroit, MI 48201 or the Michigan Airedale Terrier Rescue Association, 1123 Vesper, Ann Arbor, MI 48103 appreciated.


BECKLAR DONA JANE BECKLAR DONA BECKLAR Age 74, of Coldwater, died Monday, February 16, 2009 at her residence. Dona was born April 14, 1934 in Allen Park, MI to Donald and Henrietta (Schultz) Anderson. She married John Becklar on January 22, 1954 in Allen Park, MI, he preceded her in death July 5, 2007. Dona enjoyed playing bridge, reading, and her dog, Max. She is survived by two sons, Allan (Laura) Becklar of Portage, MI and Dave Becklar of Battle Creek, MI, grandchildren Alisa, Kelly and John Becklar; sister Jay (Russ) Frid of Northville, MI. According to her wishes, cremation has taken place. There will be a gathering Friday, February 20, 2009 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Gillespie Funeral Home, Coldwater, MI. Visit to leave a message or condolences to the family.


BEEMS DOLORES MARIE BEEMS DOLORES BEEMS February 7, 2009. Beloved wife of the late Richard. Loving mother of Margaret (Marc) Legris and Jeri (Ron) Kasperek. Dear sister of Donna Duffy. Also survived by six grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral Wednesday, February 11, 2009, in state 9:45 a.m. with Mass at 10:30 a.m. at Henry Ford Village Chapel (Dearborn). Entombment Cadillac Memorial Gardens West Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday 5-9 p.m. at Voran Funeral Home, 23701 Ford Rd. (Dearborn Chapel). Online guestbook at


BEGER BERNICE BEGER Mrs. Beger, age 86, passed away Thursday, January 29, 2009. Loving mother of Elizabeth, Lawrence J. (Lisa) and Suzanne (Robert) Day. Cherished grandmother of 10 Mary, Patrick, Robert, Joseph, Christopher, John, Catherine, Mariah, Thomas and Jennifer. Fond sister of Mary Temerowski. Visitation 1-9 p.m. Monday at BROWN FUNERAL HOME, Belleville (734)697-4500. Funeral Mass 10 a.m., Tuesday, February 3, 2009 at St. Raphael's Catholic Church, Garden City. Interment Holy Sepulchre, Southfield. Memorials to the Capuchin Religious Order or to the A.S.A.


BEGLEY BILL BEGLEY 82 of Livonia. February 15, 2009. Beloved husband of the late Betty (2004). Loving father of Bill (Diane). Cherished grandfather of Brent (Tiffany), Shawn (Salena), and Aaron. Dear great-grandfather of Morgan, Bryson, Keelin, and Ashlyn. Dear brother of Jimmie. Funeral Service Thursday, February 19 at 10 a.m. at the Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, 23720 Farmington Rd. (just N. of Grand River, between 9-10 Mile Rd.), downtown Farmington (248-474-5200). Visitation Wednesday 2-8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society, 20450 Civic Center Dr., Southfield 48076.


BEIGHEY RAYMOND BEIGHEYAge 83, a longtime resident of St. Clair Shores, died February 18 in Clermont, Florida. Ray was a WWII vet and served as a St. Clair Shores Police Officer for 17 years, a St. Clair Shores Fireman for 18 years, and the founder and former owner of Michigan Marine Gear for 35 years. He enjoyed fishing, boating, golfing, and cards. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Frederick and Laverne; his sister, Geraldine Morgan; and his beloved wife of 38 years, Dolores. He was survived by his sister Phyllis Linsdeau; and nine children, Frances (Tony), Barbara (Gordon), Raymond (Dee), Cynthia (William), Kimberly, Carol (Larry), Linda (Ted), Michael (Peggy), and Jayne. He was the proud grandfather of 22 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren. He was also survived by many cousins, nieces, and nephews. He will be missed by all. Viewing will be held Monday, February 23 from 3-9 p.m. at the Kaul Funeral Home, 28433 Jefferson, St. Clair Shores. Funeral Service Tuesday, February 24 at 8:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment with military honors at Cadillac Memorial, Clinton Twp.

BELL RUBY BROWN BELL RUBY BELL RB BELL age 80; passed away Wednesday, February 4, 2009 at William Beaumont Hospital Royal Oak. Mr. Bell leaves to cherish his memory wife, Mary E. Bell; 2 daughters; 4 sons; 4 step-children; 1 sister; 3 brothers; 33 grandchildren; 58 great grandchildren; and 2 great great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Mr. Brown Bell was preceded in death by his parents, Estella and Jewell Bell, 1 sister, and 3 brothers. Family Hour 10:30 a.m. Saturday, February 14, 2009 at Liberty Missionary Baptist Church, 250 Fisher St., with Funeral Service commencing immediately at 11 a.m. Pastor Billy D. Allen, officiating. Family and friends will assemble at the church 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Mr. Bell will Lie in State in the Chapel of Lawrence E. Moon Funeral Home, 268 N. Perry St., and may be viewed from 1 to 7 p.m. Friday.

BELZER CHRISTINE BELZER CHRISTINE BOVE BELZER Age 85 of Swartz Creek, formerly Detroit and Roseville, February 5, 2009. Funeral Mass 11 a.m. Monday St. Mary Queen of Angels Catholic Church, Swartz Creek. Visitation 1-4 and 6-9 p.m. Sunday Sharp Funeral Homes, Miller Road Chapel, 8138 Miller Rd., Swartz Creek, with Vigil Service 7 p.m. Sunday. Visitation 10 a.m. until mass Monday at church. In lieu of flowers memorial gifts to the Salvation Army, The Cappuchin Soup Kitchen, or St. Mary's Church. St. Angela's Church parishioner and alter society member. Retired from Chatham's Supermarket. Survived by five children, Jack of Flint, Lou (Donna) of Owosso, Marilyn (Earl) Soules of Midland, Renee Lamantia of Redwood City, CA, Tom (Linda) of Denver, CO; her brother, Mike (Libby) Bove of Las Vegas, NV; seven grandchildren, Tanya Noland, Sarah Belzer, Frances Belzer, Kristina Belzer, Greg Lamantia, Carly Belzer, and Ian Belzer. She was preceded in death by parents, John and Mary Bove; husband, Frank Jack Belzer; sisters, Theresa Servidea and Philomena Solomon; and brothers, Fred Bove and John Bove.

BENITZ TERRI ANNA BENITZ TERRI BENITZ Age 50, February 20, 2009. Beloved wife of Larry. Loving daughter of the late Johannes and Rita Luitink. Dear sister of Bert (Dr. Sandra Sabb) Luitink and John (Dawn) Luitink. Loving aunt of Evan Luitink. Visitation at the Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 8459 Hall Rd. (3 blocks E. of Van Dyke), Utica, Monday 3-9 p.m. and Tuesday 3-9 p.m. with service at 7 p.m. Family request donations to Michigan Animal Rescue League, 790 Featherstone, Pontiac, MI 48342. Please share a memory at www.sullivanfuneral Mrs. Benitz loved gardening, especially tending to her roses, she loved saving and caring for rescue dogs, was an avid reader, and playing golf

BENJAMIN ROBERT E BENJAMIN ROBERT BENJAMIN Age 82, died peacefully at home, February 13, 2009. Loving father of Barbara Benjamin and Kerry (Craig) Sharp. Cherished grandfather of Justin and Dalton Sharp. Mr. Benjamin proudly served his country in the US Army during WWII. Service and interment at Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly. Call 248-435-0660 for more information. Memorials appreciated to the American Cancer Society or the Salvation Army. Obituary and condolences at

BENNETT RAYMOND CECIL BENNETT RAYMOND BENNETT  Age 91 of Royal Oak, died February 13, 2009 at Arden Courts Manor Care, Sterling Heights. He was born September 24, 1917 in Detroit to Cecil and Hazel Bennett. Mr. Bennett attained the rank of First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army during WWII and was a supervisor in the Detroit Public School System for 40 years. Surviving are his children, Sally (James) Thomas of Troy, Susan (Richard) Waters of Troy and Mary (Lee) Banbury of Louisville, KY; grandchildren, Richard and Scott Waters, Mark Thomas, Barbara, Kimberly and Brian Banbury; and great-grandson, Lukas Banbury. His wife, Marian, whom he married in 1943, died in 1988. Private services with military honors will be held. Arrangements by Kinsey-Garrett Funeral Home, Royal Oak. Burial, Roseland Park Cemetery, Berkley. Memorial contributions suggested to the D.A.V.

BENO MIKE BENO Age 88, January 31, 2009. Beloved companion of Mary. Dear father of Michaleen Whitaker, Kathleen Davis, Michael (Denise) and Joseph (Tracey). Grandfather of 11. Great-grandfather of 11. Visitation Monday 2-9pm with a 7pm Rosary at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 Inkster Rd. (between Ford Rd. and Cherry Hill). In state Tuesday 9:30am until 10am Mass at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 5780 Evergreen (north of Ford Rd.). Memorials to Angela Hospice.


BENSCOTER JON J BENSCOTER JON BENSCOTER formerly of Waterford; died February 22, 2009; at age 42. Survived by his beloved daughter, Amber Benscoter of Oxford; his parents, James and Sandra Benscoter of Hersey; his sister, Angela Benscoter of Waterford; and many many friends in the Davisburg and Waterford area. Jon was a 1984 graduate of Holly High School. Funeral Service Wednesday, February 25, 2009, 1 p.m. at COATS FUNERAL HOME, Waterford. Family will receive friends Tuesday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. In lie of flowers, please consider any donation whatsoever, to the American Cancer Society. To send a private condolence to the family go to and select Guestbook.


BENSON HARRY A BENSON HARRY BENSON Age 78. February 12, 2009. Beloved husband of Anne Benson and the late Jean Benson. Loving father of Denise (Michael) Cherkez and the late David Benson. Step-father of Martin (Sylvia) Suchoski, Carl (Christine) Suchoski, James (Amy) Suchoski, and Monica (Gasper) Delise. Devoted grandfather of 11 and great-grandfather of seven. Visitation Sunday 2:30-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Prayer Service at Kaul Funeral Home, 27830 Gratiot Ave., Roseville. Visitation will continue Monday at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church, 19851 Anita, Harper Woods, 9 a.m. until Mass at 10 a.m. Contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 20450 Civic Center Dr., Southfield, MI 48076. Please share a memory with the family at


BERGERON JEAN ALFRED BERGERON JEAN BERGERON age 83; February 2, 2009; of Rochester Hills, formerly of Troy. Beloved husband of Helen (Marion) Bergeron; loving father of Paulette (Dennis), Denise (Tim), Michelle (Livingston), Susanne (Jon), Gilbert (Denise), John (Angela), Marianne, the late Gerard and the late Paul; 12 grandchildren; and 6 great grandchildren; dear brother of Rita and Fleurette. Visitation Wednesday, 2:30 to 8 p.m. with Scripture Service at 7 p.m. at Price Funeral Home, 3725 Rochester Road (between Big Beaver and Wattles roads), Troy 248-689-0700. In State Thursday, 9 a.m. until Mass, 10 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 280 East Square Lake Road, Troy. Memorials to Diabetes Association. Interment Christian Memorial Cemetery, Rochester Hills. Share memories at


BERGO DENNIS MICHAEL BERGO CDR USN Ret DENNIS  BERGO CDR USN Ret DENNY BERGO CDR USN Ret Passed January 29, 2009 after a lengthy illness. He was a former Naval Aviator. He is survived by his wife, Ann; his daughter, Katie Beck of Fredericksburg, Virginia; his son, Chance and his daughter-in-law, Aly of Orlando, Florida; his brother, Scott Bergo, and sister Sharon Bergo, both of Detroit, MI; his step-mother, Mary Ellen Bergo; five grandchildren, Brady, McKenna, Addison, Ella, and Kylee. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dr. Howard L. Bergo and Veronica Reichelt Bergo. Family being served by Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg, VA. Funeral Services will be held at Ft. Myer Chapel, Arlington VA. Wednesday, April 15, 2009 at 8:45 a.m. with interment in Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association at 225 N. Michigan Ave., Floor 17, Chicago, IL. 60601.


BERKEY CHARLOTTE BERKEY CHARLOTTE ROE BERKEY (nee ROE), age 62 of Traverse City, Michigan, died February 17, 2009. Daughter of the late Marian and Stanley Roe. Loving mother of Christopher (Jen), Eric, Dan (Clare), Molly (Charlie) Colvin, and Joe. Dear grandmother of Kirsten, Kerri, and Caz. Sister of Mary Kay Goetz, Stan Roe, Christine Sitko, Mimi McCullough, and Tom Roe. Also survived by many fond nieces and nephews. Private service held in Traverse City, MI. Memorials may be made to Munson Hospice, Regional Foundation, 210 Beaumont Place, Traverse City, Michigan 49684-2307. View obituary and share memories at


BERNSTEIN DR JAY BERNSTEIN Beloved husband of Carol Bern stein. Dear father of John Bernstein and Michael (Harriette Levitt) Bernstein. Proud grandfather of Jacob and Alexander Bernstein. Cherished brother of the late Marilyn Burton. Dear brother-in-law of Lois Winsen. SERVICES 10:30 A.M. SUNDAY MORNING AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020. INTERMENT MACHPELAH CEMETERY.


BERRY JOYCE J BERRY JOYCE BERRY February 24, 2009, Age 67. Beloved wife of William. Loving mother of Kimberly Buffa. Dear sister of Lorraine Bellafaire, Shirley (Jim) Gardiner, marlene (Erwin) Busch and the late Doreen Roberts. Funeral Thursday 12 noon at Kaul Funeral Home, 35201 Garfield Rd. (N. of 15 Mile). Visitation Thursday 11a.m. -12 noon Memorials may be made to St. John Hospice. Please share a memory with the family at


BERRY LENORA V BERRY LENORA BERRY Age 77. February 3, 2009. Beloved wife of the late Kenneth. Loving sister of Wilma, Lucille and the late Marjorie. Dearest aunt of 7 nieces and nephews. Dear great aunt of 12 great nieces and great nephews. In state Monday, 10:00 a.m. with funeral service at 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul United Church of Christ, 24158 Goddard Road, Taylor. Visitation Sunday, 1-9 p.m. at the Taylor Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 9800 S. Telegraph Road.

BERRY SHIRLEY L BERRY SHIRLEY BERRY Age 88 of Plymouth, February 8, 2009. Loving wife of Fred. Beloved mother of Carl (Lucy) and Elaine (Tom) Goebel. Proud grandmother of five and great-grandmother of 10. Funeral Thursday 11 a.m. at Vermeulen Funeral Home, 46401 W Ann Arbor Road (btwn Sheldon and Beck) Plymouth. Visitation Wednesday 5-9 p.m. and Thursday 9 a.m. until service. Shirley was a long-time member of the Eastern Star and the Plymouth Elks. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Mercy Hospice, 806 Airport Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI 48108-3351. To leave a message of condolence, please visit

BERTOLINI RAYMOND G BERTOLINI RAYMOND BERTOLINI Age 77. February 23, 2009. Beloved husband of Theresa. Dear father of Mark (Susan), John (Karen), Peter (Brooke), Angela (Gaylord) Vince, Nina (Dom) Nieto and Phil (Kathleen). Also survived by twelve grandchildren. Dear brother of Gloria Kellogg and Leo. Visitation Friday 1-9 p.m. with a Rosary at 7 p.m. at A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack at Vernier, Grosse Pointe Woods. Funeral Saturday 10 a.m. at St. Lucy Church, 23401 E. Jefferson, St. Clair Shores. Memorial contributions to Ronald McDonald House.

BESSLER GENEVIEVE B BESSLER GENEVIEVE BESSLER age 81; of Cass City; died Monday, February 16, 2009, in United Hospice of Marlette Residence Center. She was born June 5, 1927, in Milford to Thomas A. and Bernice A. (Rydel) Graczyk. She married Fred Edward Bessler February 19, 1944, in Pontiac. He died August 24, 1968. Genevieve was a member of Novesta Church of Christ. Her faith was very important to her. She was a faithful servant of God. Genevieve loved to garden and participate in outdoor activities, and she was a great cook. But her greatest joy was her family; she cherished her grandchildren and great grandson. Genevieve is survived by her children, Carole Ann Bessler of Cass City, Patricia Jane (Mark) Peck of Cass City, Roger A. (Susan) Bessler of Commerce Township, Paul A. (Mickie) Bessler of Cass City; grandchildren, Michael Edginton, Heather (Nick) Fischer, Brian Bessler, Stacey Bessler, Jessica Bessler and Melissa Bessler; great grandson, Caleb Bessler; sisters, Millie Stanlake of Fresno, CA, Bernice Lawrence of Commerce Township; brother, Chester Graycheck of Indian River; sister-in-law, Lois Graycheck of Shepherd; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her son, Fred, II; sister, Belle Dingle; brothers, Joe Male, John Male, Bill Male and Clifford Graycheck. Funeral Service held 11 a.m. Thursday, February 19, 2009, in Novesta Church of Christ with Brad Speirs, Youth Minister, and Brad Gniewek, Minister Intern, officiating. Internment will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Pontiac. Memorials may be made to United Hospice of Marlette. Family and friends may share memories, prayers and stories with the family at Visitation 2 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, February 18, 2009, at Kranz Funeral Home, Cass City; 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, February 19, 2009, at Novesta Church of Christ. Arrangements by Kranz Funeral Home, Cass City, MI, Debra L. Kranz, 989-872-2195

BETHUY MARIE N BETHUY MARIE BETHUY MARIE MANQUEN BETHUY (nee MANQUEN) February 14, 2009 in Grants Pass, OR. Age 87 formerly of Oak Park. Longtime office manager for the Oak Park Water Department and volunteer for Karmanos Cancer Institute. Wife of the late Donald E. Dear mother of Donna Horst (Gary) and Janice Dunn (Leroy). Grandmother of Erica Nicoletti (Chris) and Donald Morales. Sister of Edna Beaudoin. Funeral Mass Friday 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Church, 13500 Oak Park Blvd. at Coolidge, Oak Park. Visitation begins at church 9:30 a.m. Rite of Committal Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Memorial tributes to Our Lady of Fatima Church. A.J. Desmond & Sons (248) 549-0500. View obituary and share memories at

BEVAN WILLIAM E BEVAN WILLIAM BEVAN of Ortonville; February 15, 2009; age 82. Husband of Wava; father of William (Molly) Bevan of Auburn Hills and Patricia (John) Johnson of Marcellus; step-father of Dale (Nancy) Muller of AZ, Ivan (Kathy) Warner of Morley and Yvonne Warner of Florida; also survived by 12 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren; brother of Ken (Dorothy) Bevan of Linden, Richard (Judy) Bevan of OH, Leroy (Louise) Bevan of WA. Bill retired from General Motors and is a veteran of W.W. II. Funeral Service Friday 12:30 p.m. at the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston where friends may visit from 11:30 a.m. until time of service. Military Honors at Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly. Memorials may be made to Avalon Hospice or Clarkston Community Church. Online guest book

BIALEK JULIA BIALEK February 20, 2009. Age 98. Beloved wife of the late John. Loving mother of John (Merey) Bialek and Marcella Peltier. Dear grandmother of John Michael (Norma), Roxanne, and Susan Marie. Dear great-grandmother of Johnny, Amy, Lisa, and Alexis. Funeral Tuesday, February 24, 2009, in state 9:30 a.m. with Mass at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church (Taylor, MI). Visitation Monday 2-9 p.m. at Voran Funeral Home, 5900 Allen Rd. (Allen Park Chapel). Rosary Monday 7 p.m. Interment St. Hedwig Cemetery. Online guestbook at

BICK MARILYN BICK Dear mother of Karen Bick and Robert (Julie Fershtman) Bick. Loving grandmother of Katie Bick. Devoted aunt of Richard (Janice) Cherkasky and Carole (Curt) Slotkin. Also survived by her many loving and devoted family members and "forever friends". SERVICES TUESDAY, 10:00 AM AT THE DORFMAN CHAPEL 248-406-6000 INTERMENT AT THE CLOVER HILL PARK CEMETERY or visit:

BIELAS HELEN BIELAS of Wyandotte. February 17th, 2009. Age 79. Beloved sister of the late Eleanor. Dear cousin of Irene Hopkins and many other loving cousins. Visitation Monday 6-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary. Funeral Tuesday 9:30 a.m. at Czopek Funeral Directors, 2157 Oak Street, Wyandotte 734-285-9000 with 10 a.m. Mass at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church. Interment Our Lady of Hope Cemetery.

BIELENIEWICZ TED BIELENIEWICZ Age 83. February 17, 2009. Beloved husband of the late Patricia. Loving father of James, Karen Bieleniewicz, Diane (Todd) Turner, Joan (Mike) Malone, John (Christie), and Mary (Kevin) Coles. Proud grandfather of Shanna, Carly, Brian, Justine, Vincent, Morgan, CC, Cali, and Sydney. Dear great grandfather of Carson and Landen. Brother of Gennie Weigandt, Helen (Ed) Glowski, and the late Stan. His Memorial Mass will be at 11:00 a.m on Saturday, February 21, 2009 at St. Peter Catholic Church, 95 Market St., Mt. Clemens. Family request donations to Alzheimers Association. Arrangements by Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home- Utica (586) 731-2411. Please share a memory

BILLET BERTHA BILLET Dearest wife of the late Sygmund. Loving mother of Marvin (Doreen) Billet, Lola (Dr Herbert) Greenberg and Janet (David) Berman. Dear grandmother of Faye (Paul) Blatt, Louis Billet, Phillip Jay Greenberg, Jeffrey Berman, Stacey (Bill) Peters and Renee (Michael) Helmke. Loving great-grandmother of 10 great-grandchildren. Services Wednesday 1 p.m. at HEBREW MEMORIAL CHAPEL, (248) 543-1622. Interment at Beth Abraham Cemetery.

BIOLCHINI MARIA GIOVANNA RIZZA LAMARRA BIOLCHINI MARIA BIOLCHINI MARIA LAMARRA BIOLCHINI Age 87. February 7, 2009 of Warren, formerly of Troy. Beloved wife of the late Rosato Rizza and Achille Biolchini. Loving mother of Theresa Rogers (William) and Paul Rizza (Kathleen). Dear grandmother of Liz Gignac (Randy), Katie Rizza, Ben Rizza, Ross Rogers (Heather), Kenny Rogers and Eric Rogers. Dear sister of Catherine Dimascio. Visitation Monday and Tuesday 2-8 p.m. at Price Funeral Home, 3725 Rochester Rd. (Betwn. Big Beaver & Wattles Roads), Troy (248-689-0700). Rosary Service Tuesday 7 p.m. at the Funeral Home. In state Wednesday 10:30 a.m. until Mass 11:00 a.m. at St. Anne Catholic Church, 32000 Mound Rd. (Betwn. Chicago and 14 Mile Rds.), Warren. Interment White Chapel Memorial Cemetery, Troy. Memorial donations can be made to American Cancer Society. Share memories at:

BIRD REX H BIRD REX BIRD Santa BIRD Age 65 of Westland, February 12, 2009. Loving husband of 25 years to Gail Bird. Father to Rex A. Bird, Julie Dreon, Dawn Mayer, Jennifer West (Donny Jr.), Gary Mayer (Jaime) and 13 grandchildren. Also survived by many loving family and friends. Family and friends welcome in celebrating his wonderful life on February 28, 2009 at the UAW Local 163, 450 S. Merriman Rd., Westland, MI from 2-7 p.m.

BIRD ROLLIN E BIRD SR ROLLIN BIRD SR age 84; of Davisburg; died Friday. February 13, 2009. Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, February 17, 2009 at the Dryer Funeral Home, Holly with Pastor William Seitz officiating. Burial will be in Ottawa Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday and from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday. Mr. Bird was born in Clarkston on April 2, 1924, the son of Basil and Eula (Simpson) Bird Sr. He was a veteran of W.W. II, serving in the Army Air Force as a medic. He was a devoted family man and loved nature, gardening, hunting, and fishing, He was a member of the Davisburg United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Marian; 6 children, Prudy (Gary) Adam of Fenton, Rollin Eugene (Sue) Bird Jr. of TX, Cheryle (Mel) Emel of Port Huron, Demaris (Hal) Farah of Clarkston, Randy (Georgia) Portwood of Milford, and Roxann (Ted) Mendoza of Auburn Hills; 14 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; step-brothers, Ed Hockey of Clarkston andJack Hockey of Silverwood. He was preceded in death by his first wife Betty Ann, daughters, Ruth and Barbara; and brothers, Basil Jr. and Willis Bird. Memorials may be made to the Davisburg United Methodist Church.

BISHOP JEAN W BISHOP JEAN BISHOP August 22, 1944 - February 15, 2009. Jeanie Bishop passed away peacefully surrounded by her family the evening of February 15th, 2009. Born in 1944 in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of Mary Schell Wright and the late J. Rondle Wright. Artist, avid gardener, and devoted mother, Jean spent her time in Pennsylvania and Michigan. There will be a private celebration of her life. For those wishing to express their condolences, in lieu of flowers, consider making a donation to the Troy Public Library or the American Cancer Society. Her memory is carried forward by her sons Brian and Jeff and many friends and family. Please sign Jeanie's online guestbook at

BLACHA ALFRED B BLACHA ALFRED BLACHA February 6, 2009. Age 85. Beloved husband of the late Stella. Dearest father of Dan, Cathy (Keith) Frohriep and Tommy. Dear grandfather of Ken, Steven, Ryan and Paul. Visitation Monday 3-9 p.m. at the Kaul Funeral Home, 35201 Garfield, Clinton Twp.. Funeral Tuesday 11:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial Resurrection Cemetery. Please share a memory of Alfred at

BLACKERBY MARC R BLACKERBY MARC BLACKERBY of Grand Blanc, formerly of Pontiac; age 31; died Tuesday, February 2, 2009 at his residence in Ohio. Funeral Service will be held 1 p.m. Friday, February 6, 2009 at the Swartz Funeral Home, 1225 West Hill Road. Burial in Crestwood Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the Blackerby Family for Marc's children. Visitation 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Marc was born in Pontiac, MI on September 7, 1977. He graduated from Lapeer East High School. Marc loved his children and was an avid sports fan. Surviving are children, Tyler and Aaron Blackerby; parents, Janice and Roger Johnson; grandparents, Mary Lou Blackerby and William Johnson; brothers, Daniel and Benjamin Johnson, Robert and Kendal Cusick; sister, Nicole Cusick; many aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by grandfather, Theodore Blackerby, grandmother, Billie Jean Johnson, Aunt, Mary Holcomb and uncle, Dennis Johnson. Your condolences may be shared with the family at


BLAIR GLENN T BLAIR GLENN BLAIR February 5, 2009, age 64. Beloved husband of Cynthia. Loving father of Richard (Sandra), Andrew, Sarah (Douglas) Jesse. Loving grandfather of Nicholas, Natalie and Joseph. Dearest brother of the late Richard. Glenn was a Chemistry Teacher at Lahser High School in Bloomfield Hills. Memorial Mass Saturday 12 p.m. at St. Therese of Lisieux Church, 48115 Schoenherr Rd. (between 21 and 22 Mile Rd.). Share memories with the family at their "On Line Guest Book" at


BLANCHARD CAMILLIA M BLANCHARD CAMILLIA BLANCHARD February 14, 2009. Age 59. Beloved wife of Philip. Dear mother of Kathlyn and Kevin. Sister of Dennis Kusza (Carol). Family will receive friends at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward Ave. (btwn 13-14 Mile) Wednesday 2-8 p.m. Rosary 7 p.m. Funeral Mass Thursday 10 a.m. at St. Thomas More, 4580 Adams Rd., Troy. Prayers at funeral home at 9:15 a.m. followed by procession to church. Rite of Committal Great Lakes National Cemetery. Memorial tributes to Karmanos Cancer Institute, 4100 John R., Detroit, MI 48201. View obituary and share memories at


BLASKAY MAVIS BLASKAY Age 83. Wife of the late Otto. Beloved mother of Jack, Gary, Deborah and Michael Eldridge and Linda (Don) Fleming and Robert Blaskay. Loving grandmother of five, great grandmother of eight. Dear sister of Marilyn Nordstrom and Wayne Dieson. Visiting Thursday 3-9 p.m., Services Friday 10 a.m. at Charles Step Funeral Home, 18425 Beech Daly (Between 6-7 Mile Rd.).


BLASZCZAK BERNICE HATTIE BLASZCZAK BERNICE BLASZCZAK Age 89 of Saranac, formerly of Detroit and Canton, passed away February 15, 2009 in Boston Twp. She was born April 30, 1919 in Wayne County, the daughter of Frank and Angeline (Jaszczynski) Jendrzejewski. Bernice married Stanley C. Blaszczak at St. Stanislaus in Detroit May 3, 1941. He preceded her in death February 12, 2003. She was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Saranac and St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Canton, MI. Bernice is survived by her children, Arleen (Robert ) Spalding of Saranac and Michael (Joellen) Blaszczak of W. Bloomfield; sister-in-law, Irene Przekora of Howell; loving grandchildren and great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Wednesday, 11:00 a.m. at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Saranac with Father Phil Shangraw celebrant. The family will receive friends and relatives Wednesday 10:00 a.m. until time of service at the church. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Southfield, MI. A memorial mass will be held Friday, February 20, 2009, 11:00 a.m. at St. John Neuman Catholic Church in Canton, MI. The family will receive friends and relatives 10:00 a.m. until time of service at the church. Anyone wishing may make memorial contributions in Bernice's name to Susan G. Komen for the Cure or St. Anthony's Catholic Church or West Michigan Hospice. Arrangements by Lake Funeral Home in Saranac. Online condolences may be made to:


BLUM GEORGE BLUM Beloved husband of Rhea Blum. Father of Barbara Douglas and the late Shelley Federspiel. Grandfather of John, William, Matt and Michael. Also survived by son-in-law Larry Federspiel. Contributions may be made to Parkinsons Foundation. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CALL THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020.

BLUTH JOHN A BLUTH JR JOHN BLUTH JR February 19, 2009. Age 76 of Birmingham. Beloved husband of Carol A. Dear father of Richard (Michelle) and Douglas. Also survived by three grandchildren. Family will receive friends at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward (btwn 13-14 Mile) Monday 2-8p.m. with service of remembrance at 7 p.m. A memorial luncheon will be held at a later date. Memorial tributes to the charity of donor's choice. View obituary and share memories at

BOBCEAN NANCY N BOBCEAN NANCY BOBCEAN Age 70, January 28, 2009. Beloved wife of Mel. Dear mother of Julie Ash, Laura (Jim) Freeman and Kurt (Donna) Bobcean. Grandmother of Colton, Meghan, Audrey, Luke, Kayla, Sagan and Noah. Sister of Janet, Karen and James. Visitation Saturday, February 7, 2009 10:30 a.m. until time of Memorial Service at 12 noon from the 1st United Methodist Church, 45201 North Territorial, Plymouth. Share your special thoughts and memories at


BOBOWSKI FRANCES KONDRAT BOBOWSKI FRANCES BOBOWSKI Age 93 of Boyne Falls, died February 1, 2009. Beloved wife of the late Edward. Loving mother of David (Carol) Baczkowski and the late Sylvia (Ted) Gomulinski and step-mother of Elaine (John) Yacquinto and the late Ester Skowron. Grandmother of Janice (Wade) Baczkowski, Brian Baczkowski, Gary (Cindy) Gomulinski, Laura (Peter) Rizzo and Tracy (Tim) Heiman. Great-grandmother to Gavin, Calvin and Klaus. She is survived by brother Walter (Joan) Kondrat and sister Anna (Bob) Goodman. Frances had seven brothers and three sisters, numerous nieces and nephews. The funeral Mass will be held on Sunday, February 8th, at 1:00 p.m. at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Boyne Falls. Visitation will be held at the Stackus Funeral Home on Saturday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. with a Vigil Service to be held at 7:30 p.m. Friends and family wishing to share condolences and memories of Frances are invited to do sign an online register book at


BOCK FRANKLIN F BOCK FRANKLIN BOCK FRANK BOCK age 75; of White Lake; passed away on February 21, 2009; at his home. Frank served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict, and was a retired brickmason who owned Bock Construction for over 57 years. Loving husband of Marilyn; devoted father of Clark (Peggy) Bock, Lisa Bock, Kristine (Ron) Rohde; proud grandfather of two, along with two great-granddaughters; also surviving are his sister, Georgene (Jack) VanDeusen and brother, Millard (Lucille) Lawrence. The Funeral Service will be Wednesday, February 25, 2009, at 11 a.m. at the Union Lake Chapel of the Elton Black & Son Funeral Home, 1233 Union Lake Road, White Lake. Visitation will be Tuesday from 1 to 4 and 5 to 8 p.m., and on Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. until service. Interment with Military Honors at White Lake Cemetery. The family would like to express their gratitude to the friends and volunteers at the Waterford Encore, the Krieger Center, Trillium Homecare and Odyssey Hospice. Memorial envelopes will be at the funeral home for Waterford Encore Senior Center and Dublin Community Center.

BOIKE HARRIET M GERSCH BOIKE HARRIET GERSCH BOIKE HARRIET BOIKE (NEE GERSCH) Age 81, February 15, 2009. Beloved wife of the late Charles. Loving mother of Charles (Beverly), Diane (Larry) Thursam, Gordon (Julie), Gail (Eric) Hurttgam and Denise (Brian) Hurttgam. Proud grandmother of 13 and great-grandmother of 13. Also survived by two brothers and two sisters, and was predeceased by two brothers and one sister. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her. Visitation Monday 5-9 p.m., Tuesday 1-9 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Funeral Wednesday, in state 10:30 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 47120 Romeo Plank at 21 Mile until time of service at 11:30 a.m. Donations are welcome to Immanuel Lutheran Church or to the wishes of the family. Interment Glen Eden Cemetery West. Share memories with the family at their "On Line Guest Book" at

BOILEAU JOSEPH RAYMOND BOILEAU JOSEPH BOILEAU Age 82. February 13, 2009. Beloved husband of Stella. Loving father of Thomas (Marlene), David (Deborah), Mark (Patricia), Steven (Velvet) and Nancy Vitale. Cherished Grandpa of 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Dearest brother of Vincent (Anna), Lorraine (Art) McDonough and Roger. Visitation at Hackett-Metcalf Funeral Home, 2640 Monroe Blvd. (near W. Outer Dr.) Dearborn, Monday 1-9 p.m. Funeral Tuesday at St. Sebastian Catholic Church, in state 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass at 10 a.m. Memorial contributions to the Michigan Parkinsons Foundation or Henry Ford Hospice would be appreciated.


BONADEO JAMES S BONADEO JAMES BONADEO Age 92 of Plymouth, February 14, 2009. Beloved husband of Earlene. Loving father of Carol (David Kera) Matthews, Nancy Bonadeo, and Mark J. Bonadeo. Dear brother of Baldo Bonadeo and Lee Allegrina. Doting grandfather of Siri (Brian) Compton, Tansy Matthews, and Maia Matthews; and loving great-grandfather of Eric, Celia, Lily and Justin Compton. Builder and land developer in SE Michigan since 1947. Three term President and Lifetime President Emeritus of the Building Industries Association of Michigan. Generous Philanthropist and member of the Board of Trustees of Madonna University. The family will gather with friends Thursday 2-9 p.m. at Vermeulen Funeral Home, 46401 W Ann Arbor Rd. (btwn Sheldon and Beck) Plymouth. Memorial service to be held Friday 10:30 a.m. at the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Kidney Fund, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, or The American Heart Association. To leave a message of condolence, please visit

BONDS ROBERT E BONDS JR ROBERT BONDS JR AGE 57 of Albion, Michigan, formerly of Detroit, MI, died Wednesday, February 04, 2009. Visitation will be held at Bachman Hebble Funeral Service on Tuesday, February 10, 2009 from 12 Noon to 8 P.M. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, February 11, 2009, 11a.m. at the Emmanuel Covenant Church International. Burial Fort Custer National Cemetery. Memorial tributes may be made to Charity of one's choice. Arrangements by the Bachman Hebble Funeral (269)965-5145.

BOOKOUT MAUDE JANNETTE TUCKER BOOKOUT MAUDE TUCKER BOOKOUT MAUDE BOOKOUT (Nee TUCKER) BOOKOUT MAUDE JANNETTE (Nee TUCKER)Age 86, passed away Sunday February 15, 2009 in Crossville, Tennessee and was born September 2, 1922 in Louisville, Kentucky. Visitation Thursday 10 a.m. until time of service 12 noon at the Warren Chapel of the E. J. Mandziuk and Son Funeral Directors Inc., 22642 Ryan Rd. Burial in Cadillac Memorial Gardens East.

BOOR WILLIAM BOOR SR age 86, February 21, 2009. Beloved husband of the late Betty. Loving father of Elizabeth Eby, Martha (Art) Camero, and William Jr. (Ann). Grandfather of four and great-grandfather of one. Brother of the late Kay Hrivnak. Bill is a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army. In state Saturday 9 a.m. until funeral 10 a.m. at the Historic Trinity Lutheran Church, 1345 Gratiot, Detroit, MI 48207. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Historic Trinity Lutheran Church or Disabled American Veterans or the U.S. Veterans charity of your choice.

BOOTHBY BETTY BOOTHBY February 15, 2009. Age 75, of Warren. Beloved roommate of Jack, Clyde, and Cindy. Loving sister of Bill (Mitzy). Dear aunt to Cindy. Much loved by many friends and caregivers over the years. Memorial to be held at The Parent House, February 28 at noon.

BORG CARMEL J BORG CARMEL BORG Age 86. January 30, 2009. Avid ballroom dancer and retired Chrysler millwright. Husband of the late Muriel E. (5/27/05). Father of Tony Borg, Lily Tkautz, Jeff (Ilona) Borg, Yvonne Borg, Michelle (Ron) Carley, Carmen (Al) Wojcik, Judy (Phil) Ford, Denise (Bill) Palmer and Becki (Tim) Davis. Grandfather of 17 and great-grandfather of 13. Brother of Paula Baldchino and Mary Poulter. Memorial Mass Saturday, February 7 at St. Genevieve Catholic Church, 29015 Jamison, Livonia (734) 427-5220. Family will receive friends from 9:45 a.m. until time of Mass 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the family appreciated. Arrangements by Fisher Funeral Home of Redford, (313) 535-3030.

BORKIN WINIFRED BORKIN WINNIE BORKIN Beloved wife of William. Dearest mother of Karen (Robert) Gladstone, Marilyn (Dr. Danny) Benjamin. Loving sister-in-law, Marion (the late Phillip) Shlom. Brother-in-law Morris (Connie) Borkin. Dear sister of the late Yetta and Max Sallan, the late Irving and Ceil Shlom, the late Bertha and Nathan Novograd. Loving grandmother of Matthew and Ryan Benjamin and Bradley Gladstone. Also survived by many loving nephews and nieces. Services Sunday 11:30 a.m. at the HEBREW MEMORIAL CHAPEL (248) 543-1622. Interment Hebrew Memorial Park.

BOROWY ELAINE P BOROWY ELAINE BOROWY February 5, 2009, Age 70. Beloved wife of Bob. Loving mother of Carolyn (Steven) Kunka, Kathleen Borowy and Jill (Andrew) Decena. Dear grandmother of Kelly, Rachel, Brenden and Colin. Dear sister of Leonard Faustyn, Mildred Muysenberg, Phyllis Jurkiewicz and Robert Faustyn. Visitation Sunday 2-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Wake Service at the Wasik Funeral Home, 49150 Schoenherr Rd. (N. of 22 Mile Rd.), Shelby Twp. In state Monday 9:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. Funeral Mass at St. Isidore Church, 18201 Twenty-Three Mile Rd. (Macomb Twp.) Donations may be made to the Van Elslander Cancer Center. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at

BOSCH KATHLEEN D BOSCH KATHLEEN BOSCH KAY BOSCH February 19, 2009. Age 86. Beloved wife of George E. Dearest mother of Gigi (Bob) Gates, Sue (Jim Swift), Gary (Kathy), Greg, and Tom (Elizabeth). Loving grandmother of Amy, Michelle, Bridget, and Peter. Visitation Sunday 2-8 p.m. with Prayer Service 7:30 p.m. at Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home, 16300 Mack, Grosse Pointe. In state Monday 9:30 a.m. until Mass 10 a.m. at St. Clare of Montefalco Church, 1401 Whittier (at Mack), Grosse Pointe Park. Memorial contributions to American Heart and Stroke Association. Light a candle and share a memory at

BOSCO FRANK A BOSCO FRANK BOSCO Age 80, of Roseville, February 14, 2009. Beloved husband of the late Shirley A. Dear father of Louis C. (Sharon) Bosco and Frank P. (Lorelei) Bosco. Dear grandfather of Heather Bosco, Nicole (Keith) VanDevelde, Eric (Meghan) Bosco, Jason Bosco, Jonathon (Kimberly) Bosco and Frank J. Bosco. Dear great-grrandfather of Alyssa and Dontae Bosco, Sean and Jacqueline VanDevelde. Dear brother of Angela Courval, Mary Brown, and predeceased by brother, Patrick "Sonny" and sister, Rosie Bosco. Funeral Tuesday 10:30 a.m. at Kaul Funeral Home, 27830 Gratiot, Roseville. Visitation Monday 3:00-9:00 p.m. Share a memory with the family at

BOSKEY KEVIN J BOSKEY KEVIN BOSKEY Age 21, of Farmington Hills. February 8, 2009. Beloved son of William and Susan Boskey. Dear brother of Bill Boskey, Kristie (Josh) Michajlyszyn, Kim Lee, and Sheri Ryder. Grandson of Jane Theeck, and dear nephew of many uncles and aunts. Favorite cousin to Nick, Jimmy, Josh, Zack, Justin, Anna, Summer, and Ashley. Loving uncle to Carter, Sydney, Kasey, and Jack. Funeral Mass Thursday 11 a.m. (in state 10:30 a.m.) at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, 23815 Power Road, Farmington. Visitation Tuesday 4-9 p.m. and Wednesday 2-9 p.m. (Rosary 7 p.m.) at Thayer-Rock Funeral Home, 33603 Grand River Ave., downtown Farmington (1 block W. of Farmington Rd.). Memorial contributions may be made to Make-A-Wish Foundation or Boys and Girls Club of Michigan.

BOW HELEN FLORENCE BOW HELEN BOW Age 82. Of Milford. February 11, 2009. Preceded in death by her beloved husband, Herbert (2008). Helen is survived by her loving children, Patricia (Gary), Dennis (Linda), Lois (Eric), James (Cheryl), Anne (Ronald), Jerry (Carol), Nancy (Peter), Linda (the late Jim), David (Deborah), Karen (David), Theresa (John), Matthew (Michelle), Christine (Todd), Daniel (Pam); sister, Veronica; many loving grandchildren, great-grandchildren, extended family members and dear friends. A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Mary Catholic Church, 1955 E. Commerce, Milford, Wednesday, February 18 at 11 AM. Friends may visit from 10:30 until time of service. For further information call 248-684-6645 or visit

BOWERS ANNIE BELL BOWERS ANNIE BOWERS Former Detroit and Highland Park resident and beloved sister of the late Beatrice Ross and Lillian Daughrity, passed away on Wednesday, February 4, 2009 at the blessed age of 93. Visitation will be on Monday, February 9, 2009 from 3-9 p.m. at Swanson Funeral Home, 14751 W. McNichols Rd., Detroit. The Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, February 10, 2009 at 10 a.m. in Swanson's Chapel. Interment Memorial Gardens, Plymouth.

BOWLBY RUSSELL EARL BOSLBY RUSSELL BOWLBY age 55; February 1, 2009; of Rochester Hills, formerly of Troy. Beloved husband of Terry (Diak) Bowlby; loving father of Bret Bowlby (Tamie), Dale Bowlby (Sandra) and Lisa May (Matthew); dear grandfather of Blake, Brynn and Braden; brother of Rob Bowlby (Sharon), Ron Bowlby and Randy Bowlby (Lynne). Visitation Thursday, 2:30 to 8 p.m. at Price Funeral Home, 3725 Rochester Road (between Big Beaver and Wattles roads), Troy 248-689-0700. Funeral Friday, 10 a.m. at funeral home. Interment White Chapel Memorial Cemetery, Troy. Share memories at

BRADFORD DOROTHY BRADFORD February 16, 2009, age 84. Loving wife of the late Robert Bradford. Beloved mother of Sandy (John) Brink, Patty (Rudy) Vaquera, Suzy (Bob) Forgorus, Debbie (Alan) Aouate, Karen (Vince) Loyer and Sharon (Mike) Muller. Preceded in death by two sons James and Robert. Adoring grandmother of 33 and great grandmother of 29. Visitation Friday 2-8 p.m. McCabe Funeral Home, 31950 W. 12 Mile Rd. Farmington Hills. In state Saturday 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass 10 a.m. St. Fabian Catholic Church, 32200 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills.

BRANSON BENNETT BRANSON RAY BRANSON Age 57, died Friday, February 20, 2009. He was born October 18, 1951 in Detroit, the son of Everett and Hazel (Stallard) Branson. Ray worked for General Motors, Hydramatic Plant for 33 years. Survivors include one son Billy Ray Branson of Belleville; one granddaughter, Kaylynn Dowell of Wayne; his parents; two brothers and one niece. Visitation 4-8 pm. Saturday February 21, 2009 at Stark Funeral Home Moore Memorial Chapel, Ypsilanti, 734-482-4900. Burial will be in Stallard Family Cemetery in Ermine, Kentucky. Contributions in his memory may be made to Compassionate Care Hospice in Canton, MI. Please sign his guest book at

BRIDSON JEAN BRIDSON of Waterford, formerly of Gulf Shores, AL and Atlanta, GA; February 9, 2009; at 69 years of age. Wife of the late Robert Charles Bridson (February 26, 1999); loving mother of Dennis R. Henson, David L. (Joanne) Bridson and Donald A. (Nancy) Bridson; beloved sister of Douglas Warden; dear grandmother of Michael Henson, Robert (Swapna) Bridson, Amy (Randy) Gauthier, Cara Bridson, Kristin Bridson, Shelby Henson and Scott Bridson; also survived by five great grandchildren. Memorial Service Saturday, February 14, 2009, 2 p.m. at COATS FUNERAL HOME, Waterford. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 1 p.m. until the time of service. To send a condolence to the family go to and select Guestbook. 

BRIERE JUDITH A HEIDMOUS BRIERE JUDITH HEIDMOUS BRIERE JUDITH  BRIERE (HEIDMOUS)February 15, 2009, age 67. Wife of the late James. Dear mother of Tracy McAllister (Raymond), Mathew Heidmous (Tanya), Dana Cave (Brandon) and Daniel Briere (Nancy). Also survived by six grandchildren. Sister of Joan Boury (Dale). Family will receive friends Thursday 12-8 p.m. at A. J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Road (between Maple and Big Beaver) with prayers at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass Friday 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart of the Hills Church, 3400 S. Adams Rd., Auburn Hills. Visitation at church begins at 10:30 a.m. Memorial Tributes to Michigan Greyhound Connection, P.O. Box 725384, Berkley, MI 48072. View obituary and share memories at

BRINKER DOROTHEA J BRINKER DOROTHEA BRINKER February 3, 2009, age 77. Loving wife of the late John. Mother of John, Jr. Beloved grandmother of Lauren and Brian.


BRISSETTE EDITH C BRISSETTE EDITH BRISSETTE AGE 79, of Shelby Twp., died February 12, 2009. Survived by her husband Larry, daughters Sue (Marty) Schmidt, Patti (Joe) Burns and Laura (Doug) Seniw. Grandchildren Katie and Bryan Schmidt. Ian, Margaret and Zach Burns. Sister Elizabeth Teahan. Funeral Service 10 a.m. Monday at Gramer Funeral Home, Diener Chapel 48271 Van Dyke (South of 22) Shelby Twp. Visitation Sunday 2-8 p.m. Burial Cadillac Memorial Gardens East.


BRISSON ELEANOR M REIDEL BRISSON ELEANOR REIDEL BRISSON ELEANOR BRISSON ELEANOR M BRISSON (NEE REIDEL)February 1, 2009, age 81. Beloved wife of the late Harold for 58 cherished years. Loving mother of Cheryl (Howard) MacDonald, Sue (Mike) Mundy, Donna (Rick) Clark, Dan (Debbie), Elise (Mark) Cilluffo, and the late Maryanne Brisson. Proud grandmother of Aaron, Kurt, Brad, Kyle, Lindsey, James, Shannon, and Marissa, and great-grandmother of Ainsley and Wesley. Dear sister of Gerald (Carol) Reidel. Predeceased by siblings Robert Reidel, Catherine Haven, Helen Fitzsimmons and Miriam Vadnais. Visitation Tuesday 3-9 p.m. with 7:00 p.m. Rosary at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Funeral Wednesday, in state 9:30 a.m. at Our Lady Queen of Peace, 20955 Bournemouth (E. of Harper and N. of 7 Mile) until time of Mass at 10:00 a.m. Memorial contributions in Eleanor's honor would be greatly appreciated to the American Heart Association or to the American Lung Association. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at


BRODIE SHIRLEY BRODIE Age 80. Beloved wife of the late Sigmund. Loving mother of the late Jeffrey Brodie and Sharon (Tom) Tierney. Services Thursday 10 a.m. at HEBREW MEMORIAL CHAPEL, (248) 543-1622. Interment at Hebrew Memorial Park Cemetery.


BROOKE DR JOHN D BROOKE DR JOHN BROOKE Ph.B.D., Th.D. Age 89, passed away Monday, February 23, 2009, at his residence in Newburgh, IN. John was the Founder and President Detroit College of Law; Graduate of Detroit Bible Institute. He was the Executive Director Detroit City Rescue Mission and a member of the Gideon's International. He retired from active ministry at Trinity College and Seminary, Newburgh, IN 1989. Services - Saturday February 28, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. (CST) at Ziemer Funeral Home East Chapel, 800 S. Hebron Ave., Evansville, IN. Burial - Rose Hill Cemetery, Newburgh, IN. Condolences may be made to the family online at


BROSTOFF BERTRAM BROSTOFF BERT BROSTOFF Beloved husband of the late Lillian Ruth Brostoff. Dear father of Marsha (Ted) Palmer. Loving grandfather of Ryan and Erik Grubbs and John (Morgan) Palmer. Proud great-grandfather of Luke and Natalie. GRAVESIDE SERVICES 1 P.M. THURSDAY AFTERNOON AT B'NAI DAVID CEMETERY. ARRANGEMENTS WITH THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL (248) 569-0020.

BROWER JAMES EUGENE BROWER JAMES BROWER Age 74 and a former resident of Milford and Bonita Springs, Florida, died in the care of family in Fenton on February 5, 2009. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ann Catherine Brower in 1989, a son, Timothy J. Brower, and a brother, Thomas Brower. He is survived by his wife, Carolee Brower; children, Lori (Steve) Thome, Michael (Diane) Brower, Patrick (Cindy) Brower, Bridget (Edward) Koledo, Kelli (Matt) Godek; grandchildren, Alycia, Alexendria, and Steve Thome, Freddy, Paul, P.J., and Keegan Brower, Jimmy Koledo, and Michael Godek; brother, Gerald Brower; sister, Judi Walters, many nieces, nephews, and dear friends. A Funeral Liturgy will be held at St. Augustine Catholic Church, 6481 Faussett Road, Howell, on Wednesday, February 11, at 11 a.m. with Fr. Gregg Pleiness officiating. Friends may visit at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 404 E. Liberty, Milford, Tuesday 3-9 p.m. and Wednesday one hour prior to the Mass at the church. Scripture Service Tuesday 7 p.m. For further information please phone 248-684-6645 or visit

BROWN P THOMAS BROWN P BROWN Age 80 of Oxford formerly of Detroit. P. Thomas fell asleep and woke in heaven on February 9, 2009. Loving husband of Barbara; Beloved father of Kevin (K.T.). Tom (Anne), Daniel (Wendy) and Kathleen (Mark) Welsh. Proud grandfather of Kyle, Sarah, Rachel, Mackenzie, Daniel, Scott, Delaney, Nicole, Ryan, Nicholas and Rebecca. Cherished brother of Robert (Mary), Jim (Carol) and Lou (Nancy). Tom was a favorite fun-loving uncle to many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by loving brothers and sisters from his big Irish family, Leon, Joe, George, Mary, Gertrude, John, Ruth, Sr. Patricia and Dennis. Also his parents, Irene and George Brown. He touched our lives with his laughter, song, Irish wit and tractor rides. Funeral Mass Thursday 11 a,m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church (715 N. Lapeer Rd.) Family will receive friends Wednesday 4-9p.m. at the Lake Orion Chapel of the Sparks-Griffin Funeral Home. Scripture Service Wednesday 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations made to Hospice of Michigan or the Cleveland Clinic. A Guest Reflection can be made at

BRUDER ALAN F BRUDER ALAN BRUDER Age 77. February 12, 2009. Beloved husband of Jane. Loving father of Stephen (Kim), Michele (Jim) Grifka, Gerard, Dawn (Mike) Huemiller and the late David. Proud Grandfather of Christopher, Corrine, Joshua, Krysti, Ken, Rachel and Jacob. Great Grandfather of William and Seth. Visitation at the Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 8459 Hall Rd. (3 Blks E. of Van Dyke), Utica, Sunday 2-9 p.m. with prayers 7 p.m. Instate Monday 9 a.m. at St. Peter Church, 95 Market St., Mt. Clemens, until time of Mass 9:30 a.m. Please share a memory at


BRUNY JEAN A BRUNY JEAN BRUNY gentle soul has gone home...She loved her children, her friends, nature, cats and Mackinac Island. She always saw the beauty in everything, from flowers, to sunsets, to music and many cat faces. She was the kindest of souls that ever graced this planet. She will be greatly missed and remembered always. She was born December 9, 1922 and passed February 2, 2009 at the age of 86. She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, John and her sister Eleanor Ellis. Survived by sons, Tom Bruny, Doug Edwards and Mark Dady; daughters, Wendy Martin (Mike), Anni Newsom (Greg), Betty Cash (Peter); and special people Janice, Rob, Mary, Peggy, Dixie, Nancy, Ed, Donna and Mary Lou. Services will be at Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 25450 Plymouth Road, Redford. Visitation Wednesday 2-8 p.m. and Thursday 10-11:30 a.m. Funeral Services 11:30 a.m. on Thursday. Please share a memory with the family at


BUCCI FERNANDA BUCCI Age 76 of West Bloomfield. Beloved wife of Naldo Bucci. Loving mother of Donna (Angelo) Moretto and Dr. Michael Bucci. Adoring grandmother of Dr. Matthew Moretto, Olivia Moretto and Anthony Bucci. Mrs. Bucci was a founding member of the Gagliano Aterno Women's Club. Fernanda bravely battled cancer for over four years. Visiting Saturday 5-9 p.m. and Sunday 2-4 and 5-9 p.m. McCabe Funeral Home, 31950 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills, Mass 9 a.m. Monday at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 4300 Walnut Lake Rd., West Bloomfield. Memorial contributions in Fernanda's name may be made to St. Martino Church, Gagliano Aterno, Italy. www.mccabefuneral home.


BUCKLEY ROY H BUCKLEY ROY BUCKLEY Age 90 of Clinton Twp.died January 31, 2009. Beloved husband of the late Marjorie Moore and the late Jeanne Henderson. Loving father of Judy (Charlie) Chaffin, Sandy (Al) Thompson, Sue (Dan) Brower, Janice (Brad) Bauer, and Ron (Jill) Harvey. Dear grandfather of 11, great grandfather of 24, and great-great grandfather of six. He was an active member of the Shriners for over 60 years. Visitation Saturday 1:00 p.m. until the time of Masonic Service at 3:00 p.m., at Hopcroft Funeral Home, 23919 John R., Hazel Park. Donations to Shriner's Hospital for Children, 2211 N. Oak Park Ave., Chicago, IL 60707.


BUDD DONALD C BUDD DONALD BUDD of Lincoln Park. February 11, 2009. Age 70. Loving brother of Douglas, Dennis (Karen) and David. Dear uncle of CIndy, Linda, Erin, Justin and Derek. Beloved pets Blade and Junior. Visitation Sunday 1-9 p.m. Service Monday 11 a.m. at Kernan Funeral Home, 1020 Fort St., Lincoln Park. 313-381-2345.


BUHLER WILLIAM C BUHLER WILLIAM BUHLER February 19, 2009. Beloved husband of Jean. Brother of Thomas (Celeste), and Uncle of Laura Jeannette and William Thomas. Also survived by family, cousins, and many friends. A Memorial Service will be held for Mr. Buhler at the Grosse Pointe United Methodist Church, 211 Moross Rd., Grosse Pointe Farms, 2 p.m., Sunday, March 1.


BUMFORD FRANCES BUMFORD ELAINE BUMFORD Age 86. February 13, 2009. Beloved wife of Kenneth for 67 years. Dear mother of Nancy (Tom) Dalton, Susan (Wilmont) Kreis, Ken (Mary), Judy (David) Sigler and Jill (Pete) Miceli. Loving grandmother of Beth (Marty) Graham, Erin Haid, Jennifer and Jeremy Kreis, Erica and Ali Bumford, Michael and Christopher Sigler, Christina, Melissa and Samantha Miceli. Loving great grandmother of Lorellye and Lukas Graham. Memorial visitation will be held on Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. with a 3 p.m. Memorial Service at Kaul Funeral Home, 28433 Jefferson Ave., St. Clair Shores. Share a memory with the family at:


BURCHART MICHAEL A BURCHART MICHAEL BURCHART February 11, 2009. Beloved husband of Bernice. Dear father of the late Christine, the late Cecilia, Kenneth (Tina Kangas), Melanie (Michael) Davidson, Marcia (Mark) Papsun, Maureen (Thomas) Gubert, Ralph (Mary Jo), Mary Elizabeth Watson, Raymond, Stephen, Matthew (Melissa) and Michele (Kevin) McGarry. Brother of Gertrude Kosinski. Also survived by 21 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Resting at the L. J. Griffin Funeral Home, 7707 Middlebelt Rd., (at Ann Arbor Tr.) Friday 1-9 p.m. Rosary 7 p.m. In state Saturday 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 23700 Joy Rd., (E. of Telegraph Rd.) until time of Mass 11 a.m. Memorial contributions to the Livonia Goodfellows, P.O. Box 51982, Livonia, MI 48151 would be appreciated. Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at

BURGER ERNEST W BURGER ERNEST BURGER Age 84. Died February 9, 2009. Beloved husband of Jeannette R. Loving father of Ernest W. Jr., William (Barbara), Jack (Carol) James (Tina), Karen (John) McCoy, Laurie and the late Richard L. Dear grandfather of seven and great grandfather of four. Brother of Walter. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends Thursday 1pm until 9pm at Wm Sullivan & Son Funeral Home. 8459 Hall Rd. (3 blocks east of VanDyke) Utica with funeral services Friday 10:30 am. Contributions appreciated to Paralyzed Veterans of America, 801 Eighteenth Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20006-3517. Please share a memory with the family at

BURKE HENRIETTA BURKE January 30, 2009, age 89. Loving sister of Albert, Reginald, Kathleen Siefert, William J. (Maryanna) and Sister Ellen Burke, OSF. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Funeral Saturday in state 9:30 a.m. with a 10 a.m. Mass at St. Valentine Catholic Church, 14841 Beech Daly. Visitation Friday 1-9 p.m. with Scripture Service 7 p.m. at the Neely-Turowski Funeral Home, 30200 Five Mile (between Merriman and Middlebelt).

BURNS JERRY D BURNS JERRY BURNS Age 86, February 23, 2009. Beloved husband of Shirley for 37 years; much-loved father of John (Lynn) Drew, Jeff Drew, Sandi (Dave) Popeney, Kent (Traci) Drew, Sue Mullins, Sharon (Denny) Nason, Kris (Mark) Saller; witty grandfather of David, Michael, Brian, John, Daniel, Makayla, Deanna (Steve), Brittany, Courtney, Tyler, Jaclyn, Katelyn, Ryan, Kelsey and great grandfather of four; loving brother of Shirley and Pat. Family will receive friends Thursday 3-9 p.m. with a Rosary at 7:30 p.m. at the Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 Six Mile Road, Livonia. Funeral Mass will be Friday, in-state at 10:30 a.m. until the time of Mass at 11:00 a.m. at Resurrection Catholic Church, 48755 Warren, Canton. In lieu of flowers the family appreciates memorials to a charity of your choice in Jerry's honor. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Please share a memory with the family at

BURZYNSKI THADDEUS PETER BURZYNSKI THADDEUS BURZYNSKI February 17, 2009, Age 92. Beloved husband of the late Genevieve. Loving father of Priscilla (Dennis) MacNeill, Donald (Janine) and the late Leonard. His cherished grandchildren include: Doreen Hunzicker, Lisa (Raymond) Lusk, Craig (Lynda) MacNeill, Yvette (Kevin) Berman, Eric (Renee) Burzynski, Aaron (Andrea) Burzynski and Angelique (Rick) Smith. His adored great grandchildren are: Katrina, Jacob, Nadia, Izabella, Mia, Cooper, Alex and Luke. Ted or "Curly" was one of the "greatest generation" who fought in World War II. He served in the Old Guard (3rd Inf. Regt.) in the military police during the occupation of Germany. He was extremely proud of his Infantry Combat badge and the Bronze Star. They also prepared themselves for the invasion of Japan. Visitation Friday 3-9 p.m. with 7 p.m. prayers at the Kaul Funeral Home, 35201 Garfield, Clinton Township. Instate Saturday 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass 10 a.m. at St. Isidore Catholic Church, 18201 23 Mile Rd., Macomb, MI. Burial with full military honors will be held at Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton Township. Please share a memory with the family at:

BUSCETTA SAM BUSCETTA February 8, 2009. Age 90, of Allen Park. Beloved father of James (Rosemary). Loving grandfather of Stephen (Amanda) and Christopher Buscetta. Dear brother of the late Anthony. Mr. Buscetta worked in the Purchasing Department of Ford Motor Company for over 40 years. Mr. Buscetta will be in state at 9:30 a.m. with a Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 11 at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, Dearborn, MI. Visitation will be Tuesday from 1-9 p.m. with a Rosary at 7 p.m. at the Voran Funeral Home, (Allen Park Chapel) 5900 Allen Rd. Entombment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield, MI. Please visit our online guestbook at

BUSH RICHARD G BUSH RICHARD BUSH DICK BUSH Age 90, February 16 2009. Beloved husband of the late Mary (Little) of 54 years. Loving father of Julia Mary (Williams) and Jacqueline Ann (Hinski). Proud grandfather of Stacey (O'Neill) Cambi (Hempstead) Richard (Williams) Rebecca (Williams) Brandon (Gilroy) and Kelly (Jackson) and nine great grandchildren. Treasured brother Donald. He was past President of the Royal Oak Lions Club, former member of the South Oakland Co Board of Realtors, elected Realtor of the Year 1968 and former member of the First Presbyterian Church of Royal Oak. A memorial service to be held Thursday, February 26 at 11 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Royal Oak, 529 Hendrie Blvd. Guests will be greeted 10-11 a.m. with a luncheon following the service. In lieu of flowers, family requests all contributions be sent to Ray Twp Lions Club, PO Box 224, Romeo, MI 48065 in memory of Dick Bush.

BUTKOVICH FRANK W BUTKOVICH FRANK BUTKOVICH Age 74, died on February 6, 2009. Beloved husband of the late Josephine. Loving father of Frank (Sue), Linda (Greg) Sill, Dave (Pam) and Ron (Kim). Dear grandpa to Katey, Frank, Evan, Don, Kelsey, Sara, Andy and Katherine. Also surviving are sisters Ann Butkovich and Agnes (Bob) Hertel, brothers John (Helen), Tom (Kathleen), Jim (Rita) and brother and sister-in-law Stan and Shirley Modjeski. Preceded in death by brother Albert. Funeral services will be at St. Dorothy Catholic Church in Warren. In state 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, February 11 until time of Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Dorothy Catholic Church in Warren. Visitation Monday, February 9 from 5-9 p.m. and Tuesday, February 10 from 3-9 p.m. with a Rosary service at 7 p.m. at D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 Mile). Please share memories at

BUTLER MARY ANN BUTLER MARY BUTLER February 19, 2009. Beloved wife of the late William. Dear mother of Gary (Nancy) Chester, Cathy (Rick) Balazy, Mary Jo (Paul) Nalezyty, Cheryl (Phil) Borg, Gil (Michelle) Butler and the late Daniel (Val) Chester. Also survived by 14 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Resting at the L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, 7707 Middlebelt Rd. Sunday 3-9 p.m. Rosary 7 p.m. In state Monday 9:30 a.m. at St. Bernardine of Siena Catholic Church, 31463 Ann Arbor Tr. (at Merriman Rd.) until time of Mass 10 a.m. Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at

BUZA BEVERLY A GABRIDGE BUZA BEVERLY GABRIDGE BUZA BEVERLY BUZA (NEE GABRIDGE) Age 66. February 20, 2009. Resident of Madison Heights. Beloved wife of Don for 48 years. Loving mother of Sue Carter (Pete), Don, Jr. (Carolin), Karen (Ron) Kelenski, Jim (Monica), and Shelly (Dave) Hock. Proud grandmother of 13 and one great-grandson. Sister-in-law of Pat (Greg) Barris and Jerry (Margaret) Buza. Visitation Monday 3-9 p.m. with Funeral Service Tuesday 11 a.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Son, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at

BUZANOWSKI BARBARA A BUZANOWSKI BARBARA BUZANOWSKI Age 68, February 5, 2009. Beloved wife of Joe "Joka". Dearest mother of Donna (Tony) Fick, Joseph and Michele. Loving grandmother of Nicole and Katelyn. Dear sister of Gwen. In state 9 a.m. Monday at St. Linus Church, Dearborn Heights until Mass at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the family would be appreciated.

BUZIAK JOSEPH MICHAEL BUZIAK JOSEPH BUZIAK Dear brother of Patricia Sicinski and close friend of Ken Pryce and Andre Champoux. Also survived by two step-grandchildren. Memorial Mass Saturday, 11 a.m. at St. Damian Catholic Church, 20055 Joy Road, Westland. Care and services were entrusted to the L. J. Griffin Funeral Home, 7707 Middlebelt Road, Westland. Share a "Memorial Tribute" with family and friends at:

BYBERG MICHAEL L BYBERG MICHAEL BYBERG Age 64 of Lake, formerly of Westland, passed away Monday, February 2, 2009. He was born October 30, 1944 to the late Louis and Bertha (Hough) Byberg. Mike retired from G. M. Powertrain, Willow Run. He is survived by his wife, Pamela; four children, Steven (Rhonda) of Westland, Jeffrey (Sherry) of Westland, Kristin of Midland, and Kerry (Jack) of Farwell; nine grandchildren; two brothers, Bill (Peg) Byberg of Westland and Tom (Laurie) Byberg of Remus; a sister, Gayle (John) Rettinger of Barryton and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held on Thursday, February 5, 2009 at the Daggett Funeral Home in Barryton. Condolences may be left online at



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