January 2009


LACKOWSKI ERVIN J LACKOWSKI ERVIN LACKOWSKI Age 84, January 8, 2009. Beloved husband of Jeanette. Dear father of Michael (Kristine) Lackowski, Gary Lackowski, Marcia (Kevin) Petsch and Glen Lackowski. Loving grandfather of Alicia (Mark) LaDuke, Jason Lackowski, Megan Lackowski, Melissa Petsch, Benjamin Petsch and Nicholas Petsch. Brother of Virginia (Ernest) Watchehoski, Evelyn Peyerk, Sylvia (Chris) Bartalotto, Frances (Bob) Becking, Franklin (Shirley) Lackowski. Ervin was also predeceased by five brothers and two sisters. Visitation Sunday 4-9 p.m. and Monday 2-9 p.m. with a Scripture service Monday 7 p.m. and Prayers Tuesday 10 a.m. at Edward Swanson & Son Funeral Home, 30351 Dequindre (1 block S. of 13 Mile Rd.) Mass 10:30 a.m. St. Louise de Marillac Church, Warren. Interment Resurrection Cemetery.

LACOMBE JOSEPH P LACOMBE JOSEPH LACOMBE Age 84. January 16, 2008. Beloved husband of Mary. Dear father of Suzanne Holtz (Paul), Rosemarie Drysdale and Mark (Penny Brown). Grandfather of Sean, Christopher, Erin, Matthew, Logan, Seth and Andrew. Brother of Robert (Marie), Donald (Aggie) and Lawrence (Dianne). Visitation 3-10 pm Tuesday at the A. H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Ave. at Vernier Rd., Grosse Pointe Woods. Rosary 7:00 pm Tuesday. Instate at St. Joan of Arc Church, 21620 Greater Mack, St. Clair Shores from 9:30 am Wednesday until mass at 10:00 am. Memorials to American Heart Association or Alzheimer's Association appreciated.

LADD ELEANOR LADD 85, Beloved wife of the late Eldon. Mother of Pamela (Michael) Stanley, Michael (Yvonne), and Karen Moore. Proud grandmother of five. Visitation Monday 1-9 p.m. A. H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Ave. at Vernier Rd., Grosse Pointe Woods, with Rosary 7 p.m. In state 9:30 a.m. Tuesday untill time of Mass 10 a.m. St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 21620 Greater Mack, St. Clair Shores. In lieu of flowers, donations to Alzheimer's Association, 248-351-0280.

LaFLAMME LUCIEN J LaFLAMME LUCIEN LaFLAMME Beloved husband of the late Lillian. Dearest father of Robert (Karen). Also survived by three brothers, Albert, Leo and Armand, three sisters, Simone Gunderson, Orietta (William) Pysh and Rosette (William) Massey, two sisters-in-law, Isabell Matthews and Dee Bartley. Visitation Wednesday 2-9 p.m. at the Warren Chapel of the E.J. Mandziuk and Son Funeral Directors, Inc., 22642 Ryan Rd. (one block S. of Nine Mile). Funeral service Thursday 10 a.m. at the funeral home. LaFRANCE AILEEN A LaFRANCE AILEEN LaFRANCE Age 94. Beloved wife of the late George Sr., Loving mother of Richard, Ronald (Patricia), Kenneth (Carolyn) and the late Geraldine Ingals and George, Jr. Dear grandmother, great grandmother and great great grandmother of many. Dear sister of Betty (Hank) Cress. Memorial Service Saturday, January 17th at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Loretto Church, (Six Mile and Beech Daly). Arrangements by Charles Step Funeral Home, 313-531-1888.

LaFLECHE KAREN K LaFLECHE KAREN LaFLECHE Age 48. Mother of Crystal and Jonathan LaFleche, of Kalkaska, formerly of the Detroit area died Wednesday, January 21, 2009. Cremation will take place. A Memorial Mass will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, January 24, 2009 at the St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Mancelona. Arrangements by Life Story Funeral Home, Traverse City, (231) 941-9034.

LaFORTE RAYMOND M LaFORTE RAYMOND LaFORTE 68, January 21, 2009. Beloved son of Raymond and Lorene LaForte. Dear brother of Gail (Greg) Lowran, Delores Murphy, Bobby LaForte and Donald LaForte. Private services will be held.

LAGOS GERALDINE LAGOS GERRY LAGOS Succumbed to her battle with cancer on January 3, 2009 surrounded by family and friends when the Lord took her into his arms and her Dad and Mom (Ed and Angie Lagos) welcomed her home. Gerry's outstanding outlook on life will be greatly missed by her sister Janet (Joe) Faron and her brothers Richard (Tammy) and Edward (Julie) Lagos. Auntie Gerry will definitely leave a void in the lives of her nephew Matthew and nieces Kristen and Erica. She was also proud to be called Godmother by Francis, Kristen, Jeff, Denise, and Kaitlin. Gerry will definitely be missed by her aunts and uncle, Ciocia Mary, Uncle Walter and Ciocia Gertie; best friends, Susie and Pattie; and countless people that were honored to call her Wife #2, Loving Cousin, Best Friend, Sister of the Heart, Girlfriend, Friend, Dear Neighbor, Ciocia Pierogi, Geraldinneee. The list of these endearing titles could go on because Gerry touched the lives of everyone she met. She was a very active and proud member of Our Lady Help of Christians Church (the smallest parish with the biggest heart) which also described Gerry's personality: little in stature, biggest in heart. She was also a member of the St. Monica Guild for as long as the parish remained open. Geraldine was a loyal employee of the John E. Green Company for 35 years. She loved her job and her family would like to take this opportunity to thank the Green Family for their kindness and support during her illness. We will miss you, our Sweetie--you leave us with broken hearts. Our lives will never be the same, but we are at peace knowing that we have a very special angel to add to our collection. Give our love to everyone up in Heaven! We love you! Visitation will be Sunday 3-9 p.m. and Monday, 1-9 p.m. with Rosary at 7 p.m. at Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 13650 E. 15 Mile Rd., Sterling Heights (48312). Gerry will lie in state Tuesday, January 6 at 11 a.m. at St. Edmund's Catholic Church, 14025 12 Mile Rd., Warren, between Schoenherr and Hayes, until the time of the Funeral Mass at 11:30 a.m.

LAKOTISH GERALD S LAKOTISH CPA GERALD LAKOTISH CPA 76. December 30, 2008. Beloved husband of Carole. Loving father of Stephen (Zaida), George, and Mary (Frank) Bommarito. Loving grandfather of Christina and Nicholas Bommarito, and Simon Lakotish. Survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Lakotish was a Korean War Veteran in the U.S. Army. Visitation Sunday 5-9 p.m. and Monday 1-9 p.m. with a 5 p.m. Prayer Service at the Sterling Heights Chapel of the E.J. Mandziuk & Son Funeral Home, 3801 18 Mile Rd. (NW corner of Ryan). Funeral Services Tuesday 11:30 a.m. at St. Basil Byzantine Catholic Church, Sterling Heights. Mr. Lakotish will lie in state from 11 a.m. until the time of service. Please view and share memories at

LAMBIE SUZANNE LAMBIE Age 62. January 25, 2009. Beloved daughter of the late Adam and Stella Sawicki. Loving wife of John Andrew. Dear mother of John Ellet (Sheila). Sister of Arlene Phillips, Margaret Zywicki, and the late Melvin Sawicki. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, and a great friend and caring neighbor to all. She was a member of St. Mark's Catholic Church of Warren where she will lie in state Thursday 10:30 am until the time of Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Visitation Wednesday 3-9 p.m. at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Rd at Common (12 Mile). In lieu of flowers donations appreciated to the American Heart Association or The World Wildlife Federation. Please share memories at

LANCTOT DIANE LANCTOT DEE LANCTOT Age 66. Passed away peacefully surrounded by family on January 6, 2009 after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer. Cherished mom of Lisa (Jeffrey) Lanctot Berra. Loving sister of Jerry (Nancy) Lanctot. Proud aunt to many nieces and nephews. Adored by all her cousins. Special godmother to Michael Lanctot. Dear friend of many. Cats were her passion. She leaves behind her babies Bella and Sissy. Grandkitties Lucy and Linus and special friends Silo, Pepper, Carma, Brandy, Toby and Chandler plus all the strays for whom she cared. Visitation Thursday 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Friday 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Price Funeral Home, 3725 Rochester Road (between Big Beaver and Wattles Roads), Troy, 248-689-0700. Funeral Saturday 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Memorials to the Ovarian Cancer Research. Interment Clinton Grove Cemetery, Clinton Township. Share memories with the online guest book at:

LANDRY JOSEPH HECTOR LANDRY JOSEPH LANDRY December 30, 2008. Joe was preceded in death by wife Dolores in 1996. Dear father of Denise (Ray) Fifelski, Karen (John) Fitzsimmons, Diane (Jack Ottarson) and Laura (Bill) Lally. Grandfather of Leigh, Bryan, Kevin, Spencer, Amber and Parker. Brother of Irene Cucchi and George Irvey, Clarence and the late Ernie, Hank and Cora. Joe Landry passed away December 30, 2008 at the age of 76. Joseph Hector Landry was born January 18, 1932 in Oak Park, MI to Peter H. Landry and Corinne (Allard). He was a graduate of St. James Catholic High School. Joe followed in his father's footsteps working as a carpenter for 40 years. He served in Korean War with the U.S. Army. Joe lived in Redford Township for the last 47 years and was very active on the Redford Township local management until his death, including the planning commission and the zoning board. He was also very active at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church for many years. Joe was an avid golfer, hitting the links in the summer and the golf dome in the winter. He also enjoyed playing cards with friends and family and weekly swimming. Resting at the L. J. Griffin Funeral Home, 7707 Middlebelt Rd. (at Ann Arbor Trail) Friday, 1-9 p.m. Rosary Friday at 7 p.m. Instate Saturday 10 a.m. at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church, 27101 W. Chicago (East of Inkster Rd.) until time of Mass at 10:30 a.m. Memorial contributions in memory of Joseph Landry to St. Robert Bellarmine School or to St. Paul of the Cross Retreat Center would be appreciated. Share a "memorial tribute" with the family at:

LANEY THOMAS R LANEY THOMAS LANEY January 2, 2009, peacefully at home in Troy. Age 64, formerly of Fraser. Retired Change Specialist for Chrysler Corporation for 42 years. Beloved father of Michele Frontiera, Thomas M. and Dena A. Grandfather of Joshua, Shana and Skylar. Son of Dora and the late Richard T. Brother of Sharon Decker, Paula Vollmer and Richard J. Loving friend of Denise Sontag and her children, Kristin, Lindsay and Michael. Family will receive friends Sunday 2-8 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 Monday 11 a.m. at St. Mary of the Hills Church, 2675 John R, Rochester Hills. Visitation at church begins at 10:30 a.m. Memorial Tributes to American Cancer Society. View obituary and share memories at:

LANGE WANDA WALENDOWSKI LANGE WANDA LANGE January 7, 2009, Age 88. Survived by three daughters, six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Also surviving two sisters. Private arrangements were entrusted to Sterling Heights Chapel of the Obarzanek Funeral Home.

LANGELL LEONA ANN COLOMBO LANGELL LEONA COLOMBO LANGELL LEONA LANGELL LEONA ANN LANGELL LEONA ANN (NEE COLOMBO)Age 45, died January 7, 2009. Beloved wife of Douglas. Cherished mother of Amber Lee. Dear daughter of Rose and the late Robert. Loving sister of Denise (Robert) Pluhatsch, Robert, Daniel (Christine) and Victoria Mignot. Also survived by 12 nieces and nephews. Visitation Sunday 2-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary Service at the Arthur J. VanLerberghe Funeral Home, 30600 Harper, St. Clair Shores (between 12 and 13 Mile Rd.). In state Monday 10:30 a.m. at St. Angela Church with the Mass at 11 a.m.

LANGER ALBERT E LANGER ALBERT LANGER AL LANGER Formerly of W. Bloomfield. January 15, 2009, Age 82. Husband of Barbara. Father of Karen Langer of TN and Nancy (Steve) Heussner of Clarkston. Gramp of Brian (Krista) O'Grady, Kevin (Vicki) O'Grady and Amanda (Kim) Wilson. Great Grandpa of Kevin Albert, Kyle, Steven and Hunter. Brother of Elsa Landry. Stepfather of Deborah (David) Lange, Kevin (MaryPat) Williams, Geoffrey (Kathryn Markakis) Williams and Stephen (Beth) Williams. Also survived by 11 step grandchildren. Preceded in death by his first wife, Betty. Al was an entrepreneur. He loved the outdoors, especially his Double Eagle Ranch, Gladwin. He always had a positive attitude, saying everyday was the best day of his life. Funeral service Monday 10 a.m. at the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston where friends may visit Sunday 3-7 p.m. Interment Lakeview Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Retrieving Independence Assistance Dogs or O.A.T.S. Online guest book:

LANGER ALBERT E LANGER ALBERT LANGER AL LANGER Formerly of W. Bloomfield. January 15, 2009, Age 82. Husband of Barbara. Father of Karen Langer of TN and Nancy (Steve) Heussner of Clarkston. Gramp of Brian (Krista) O'Grady, Kevin (Vicki) O'Grady and Amanda (Kim) Wilson. Great Grandpa of Kevin Albert, Kyle, Steven and Hunter. Brother of Elsa Landry. Stepfather of Deborah (David) Lange, Kevin (MaryPat) Williams, Geoffrey (Kathryn Markakis) Williams and Stephen (Beth) Williams. Also survived by 11 step grandchildren. Preceded in death by his first wife, Betty. Al was an entrepreneur. He loved the outdoors, especially his Double Eagle Ranch, Gladwin. He always had a positive attitude, saying everyday was the best day of his life. Funeral service Monday 10 a.m. at the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston where friends may visit Sunday 3-7 p.m. Interment Lakeview Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Retrieving Independence Assistance Dogs or O.A.T.S. Online guest book: LaPOINTE ROGER L LaPOINTE ROGER LaPOINTE of Waterford; died January 13, 2009; at 61 years of age. Beloved husband of Judy LaPointe for 36 years; loving father of Michelle (Brandon) Lewis and Chad LaPointe; dearest brother of Paula LaPointe. Proprietor of Elden s Hardware for 22 years. Funeral Service will be Saturday, January 17, 2009, at 10 a.m. at COATS FUNERAL HOME, Waterford. Pastor Mark Burnett officiating. Family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to American Heart Association or American Diabetes Association. To send a private condolence to the family, go to and select Guestbook.

LANTER TERRANCE LANTER TERRY LANTER SR. Age 68, of China Twp., died January 27, 2009. Former owner of Lanter Duplicating and Machine. Beloved husband of Juanita. Loving father of Terry Jr., Brian, Lyle, Robin, Keith, Danielle, and Matt. Service Monday 9:15 a.m. at Young Funeral Home, 4061 St. Clair Hwy, China Twp. (810-329-4766) processing to St. Mary's Church, 415 N. 6th St., St. Clair for a 10 a.m. Mass. Visiting Saturday 6-9 p.m., Sunday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Funeral Home. Memorials to St. Jude Children's Research.

LANTOR TILLIE LANTOR Age 106. Dear wife of the late Morris. Loving mother of Dr. Herbert (Marilyn) Lantor and Arnold (Beverly) Lantor. Dear sister of Ruth (the late Emanuel) Brill and the late Harry Cohen. Dear sister in-law of Roslyn Goldfarb, Ina Cohen the late Ruth Hoffman and the late Fanny Gersten. Dear grandmother of many loving grandchildren and great grandchildren. Services Wednesday 2:30 p.m. at Clover Hill Park Cemetery Chapel. Arrangements by HEBREW MEMORIAL CHAPEL, (248) 543-1622

LAPHAM CHRISTOPHER GLENN CHRIS LAPHAM CHRISTOPHER LAPHAM of Kansas City, MO; formerly of MI; January 21, 2009; age 40. Beloved Father of Nicholas Christopher Lapham and Amber Nichole Lapham; loving son of Glenn and Margaret Lapham of Duck River, TN; boyfriend of Jo Kearney; nephew of Linda (Mike) Frisch, Carolyn Root, Carl (Bessie) Lapham and James (Carol) Lapham; cousin of Kimberly (John) Morris and family; also survived by numerous cousins and friends. Chris was an Arborist and enjoyed pruning and shaping trees. Funeral Service 12:30 p.m. Tuesday January 27, 2009 at the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston where friends may visit Monday 3 to 6 p.m. Interment Perry Mt. Park. online guestbook

LARRY MARIE LARRY Age 90. Cherished wife of the late George. Dear mother of Richard, John (Louise) and Thomas (Suzanne). Proud grandma of Elizabeth, Joseph and Daniel Larry and Eva Asselstine. Visitation at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Rd., (Btwn. 14-15 Mile Rds.) Tuesday 2-8 p.m. Funeral Wednesday 11 a.m. at Highland Park Baptist Church, 28600 Lahser Rd., Southfield. Friends may visit at church beginning at 10 a.m.

LARSEN DAVID LARSEN died November 29, 2008; age 58. Born March 13, 1950, in Pontiac, MI. David resided in Keego Harbor, MI, most of his life. His parents and two sisters preceded him in death. He is survived by his brother, Al (Pat); sisters, Betty (Tony) Herbst and Diana Penoyer; and several nieces and nephews. His Cremains will be put at The Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, MI, later this year. Arrangements by The Jurkiewicz & Wilk Funeral Home, Hamtramck, MI.

LARSON JOHN GRANT LARSON JOHN LARSON 75, of Galesburg, Illinois died January 16, 2009. He was born August 17, 1933 in Galesburg, the son of Vorace T. and Isal Johnson Larson. He married Grace Peyron on June 6, 1959 in Urbana, Illinois. She preceded him in death on August 5, 2003. He is survived by two sons, Brad R. (Elizabeth) Larson of Knoxville, Illinois and Kirk T. (Teresa) Larson of Sacramento, California; a brother, Robert; a sister, Janet, and five grandchildren, and a special friend, Joan Carlson of Galesburg. John was a scientist at Carnegie Mellon Institute, Gulf Oil Research, and finished his career as head of the Physical Chemistry and Physics Departments at General Motors Corporation. Among his accomplishments his group developed key scientific breakthroughs, including the Catalytic Converter. He retired in 1995 and moved back to Galesburg. He had lived in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania for 13 years and in Birmingham, Michigan for 23 years. John was raised on the family farm in rural Knoxville and graduated from Knoxville High School in 1951. He received his BA in Chemistry from Bradley University in 1955 and his PhD in Physical Chemistry from the University of Illinois in 1962. He was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity, the Catalysis Society, American Chemical Society, American Physical Society, and Sigma Xi. He served in the United States Air Force from 1955 to 1957. Funeral will be 10 a.m. Thursday in Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. The Rev. James Eklund will officiate. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the chapel. Burial will be in Knoxville Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences may be made at

LaRUE LENORE J LaRUE LENORE LaRUE Age 80. Wife of the late Graham. Dear mother of Bonnie Buscemi, Lynn (John) Bocson and Jerry LaRue. Leaves seven grandsons and six great-grandchildren. Visiting Friday 11 a.m. until Service 1 p.m. at Charles R. Step Funeral Home, 18425 Beech Daly (between 6-7 Mile). Interment Grand Lawn.

LAST ARCHIE L LAST ARCHIE LAST Age 85, January 17, 2009. Beloved husband of the late Irene. Dear father of Virginia, Timothy (Patricia) and Kevin (Beth). Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of three. Brother of Gerald (Gertrude). Visitation Tuesday 2-9 p.m. and Wednesday 12 noon until a 2:30 p.m. Funeral Service at the John N. Santeiu and Son Funeral Home, 1139 Inkster (between Ford and Cherry Hill).

LATHAM GERALD R LATHAM GERALD LATHAM Born May 5, 1928. Died Sunday, January 11, 2009 after a hard fought battle with kidney cancer. He is survived by Catherine, his beloved wife of 59 years; children Karen (Tom) Milligan and Craig (Lynne) Latham. He also leaves three grandchildren, Jeff (Kelly) Milligan, Elizabeth Latham and Scott Latham, as well as his brother, Paul (Lucy) Latham. Gerald was a US Army Veteran and Ford retiree. He was an avid sportsman who particularly enjoyed tennis, hockey, and white water rafting. Funeral Service Wednesday 11:00 a.m. at the Dearborn Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home 22546 Michigan Ave. Visitation Monday 5:30-9:00 p.m. and Tuesday 1:00-9:00 p.m. Memorials suggested to charity of ones choice.

LAURIE ELAINE J LAURIE ELAINE LAURIE Age 82. A life long resident of Royal Oak died January 27, 2009. She was born August 15, 1926 in Royal Oak to John and Coral Carlson. Mrs. Laurie graduated from Royal Oak High School in 1944 and worked for many years at J. L. Hudson at Oakland Mall. Surviving are her husband of 63 years, Allan; son, Edward Laurie of San Juan Capistrano, CA; step-grandchildren, Jim, Jennifer and Bob; and step great grandchildren, Megan, Tyler, Jordan, Quinn and Sarah. Her son, Todd, died in 1979. A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date. Memorial contributions suggested to the Alzheimer's Assoc. Arrangements by Kinsey-Garrett Funeral Home, Royal Oak.

LaVASSAR THERESA GIRARD LaVASSAR THERESA LaVASSAR (NEE GIRARD On December 29, 2008. Beloved wife of Jack (a.k.a. John). Loving mother of Joyce Krause, and dearest grandmother to Jennifer and Crystal. Sister of June Karnes, Donna (Stanley) Reaume and Veronica Salisbury. Predeceased by daughters Ruth Ann and Donna, also late siblings, Irene, Julia, Margaret, Bernice, Kate, Josephine, Herman, Arthur, Ted, Larry and Nelson. Memorial Mass at St. Margaret of Scotland Catholic Church on Saturday, January 24, 2009 at 10 a.m. Memorial visitation 9:30 a.m. prior to Mass. Memorial contributions to Hospice or to the wishes of the family. Arrangements by Arthur J. VanLerberghe Funeral Home.

LAVICTOIRE MARJORIE LAVICTOIRE Age 74 January 23, 2009. Beloved wife of Lawrence. Dearest mother of Lisa (Rick) Mousseau, Lori (Jim) Lentine, Nancy (Ted) Kolodziej and Greg (Rose). Dear grandmother of Bonnie, Richard, Tim, Garrett, Kelli and Taylor. Also survived by five brothers and sisters. Funeral services, Wednesday 11:00 a.m. at the Taylor Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 9800 S. Telegraph. Visitation Tuesday 1-9 p.m.

LEAKE MYLES THOMAS LEAKE MYLES LEAKE Age 88, January 14, 2009 of Trenton. Beloved husband of 51 years to Margaret (nee Pardon). Devoted and beloved father of Nancy (Norman) Kilgour, Mary and Paul. Dear brother of Catherine Seib of Frostburg, Maryland and brother-in-law of Mary Rita Leake of Akron, Ohio, Elaine (the late Henry ) Lemieux and Betty (Olaf) Olsen. Predeceased by his parents Frank and Lena; his brothers Francis, John, Bernard, Steele and Bill and his sisters Agnes Grabenstein, Peg Smith and Jane Hughes. He also leaves many devoted nieces and nephews. He was a proud WWII veteran and a G.M. U.A.W. local 22 Cadillac Motor retiree. His deep faith, sense of humor and love for family will be greatly missed and always treasured. Funeral services 9:15 a.m. Monday at the John K. Solosy Funeral Home, 3206 Fort, Lincoln Park followed by Mass 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Church, Trenton. Visitation Sunday 1-8 p.m. Rosary 7 p.m. Interment Our Lady of Hope. Contributions to St. Jude Childrens Hospital or the Capuchins Soup Kitchen appreciated.

LEBECK BARB LEBECK January 14, 2009. Age 59 Beloved wife of Richard "Dick" Dear mother of Andy. Sister of Ted "TJ" (Diane) Sekley. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Funeral 11:00 a.m. Saturday at the Dearborn Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 22546 Michigan Ave. Visitation 1-9 p.m. Friday. Memorials to American Diabetes Association. Visit our online guestbook at:

LEE GENEVIEVE M LEE GENEVIEVE LEE Widow of William Henderson Lee, died Saturday, January 17, 2009. A memorial service will be held at James H. Cole Home for Funerals, 2624 W. Grand Blvd., on Saturday, April 25, 2009 at 12:30 p.m.

LEE KENNETH A LEE KENNETH LEE Age 65, of Farmington Hills. Passed away peacefully at home with family and friends at his side on January 3. Loving husband of Wanda. Dearest father of Dean (Gail), Chris, Kenny and Matt (Deanna). Step-father of Tracy (Joe). Adored grandfather of Katlyn, Caleb, Bella, Carson, Abigail and Grace, and step-grandfather of Joseph and Caraline. Brother of Juanita, Gary and Gerald. Son-in-law of John and Ann Edwards. He is preceded in death by his parents, Katherine and Cecil; siblings Marie, Louise and Dick. A memorial gathering will be held 1-4 p.m., Saturday, January 24 at Edgewood Country Club, 8339 Commerce Rd., Commerce Twp. Arrangements entrusted to Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, downtown Farmington (248) 474-5200.

LEE ROSE TOMICH LEE ROSE LEE (NEE TOMICH) Age 91 formerly of Detroit and Thompsonville, MI died January 7, 2009. Beloved wife of the late Robert M. Lee (d. 2002) Loving mother of Donald (Patricia) Lee and Karon Nelson. Grandfather of Kevin (Sarah) Lee, Donna (Rob) Berry, David (Lisa) Lee, Deane (Barry) Castilloux and Anthony (Elizabeth) Nelson. Great grandmother of Tyler, Dylan, Hannah, Madison, Julia, Addison, Jessica, Desmond and Devin. Sister of Thomas (the late Virginia) Tomich and the late Nicholas (Lily Jane) Tomich. Aunt of Tom and Michael Tomich and numerous other nieces and nephews. Funeral from St. Lazarus Serbian Orthodox Cathedral, 4575 Outer Drive, Detroit (the corner of Van Dyke and Outer Drive) Monday 11 a.m. (In state 10 a.m.). Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery. Friends may visit Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 340 Pontiac Trail, Walled Lake (3 Blks. S. of Maple Rd.) Sunday 3-9 p.m. Memorials to St. Lazarus Serbian Orthodox Cathedral appreciated. Condolences at

LEFLER RICHARD W LEFLER RICHARD LEFLER January 2, 2009. Age 56 of Wayne. Beloved husband of Debra. Dear father of Helen (Tim Schneider) Lefler, Richard (Tisa), Ray (Tera), Zachary and the late Virginia Lefler. Grandfather of Jacob, Madeline, Erin, Rachel, Richard, Grace and Nikki. Brother of Ray (Debbie), Della (David) Kuehn, Henry (Diane), Ronald (Chris) and the late Margaret Vail. Service Tuesday 1 p.m. at the Uht Funeral Home, 35400 Glenwood Rd., Westland. Family will receive friends Monday 1-9 p.m. Please visit and leave a note of condolence at

LeFORGE LAUREL LeFORGE LARRY LeFORGE Age 88, passed into the loving arms of Jesus January 12, 2009. Beloved husband of 66 years of Helen (nee Yodie). Loving father of Larry (Pam), Susan (the late Chuck) Pennington, George and Gary (Mary). Also survived by 11 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Dear brother of Annie Kinsey, Jack (Lucy) LeForge and the late Nancy Guthrie, Sybil Ernst and Jim LeForge. Brother-in law of Dottie LeForge. Visitation at the R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Home, 15451 Farmington Rd., Livonia, Thursday 3-8 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 26701 Joy Rd., Dearborn Heights, Friday at 11 a.m. Memorial Contributions may be directed to American Cancer Society. Please sign the online guestbook at

LEIVDAL ERLING B LEIVDAL SR ERLING LEIVDAL SR Age 94, January 10, 2009. Beloved husband of Sarah. Dear father of Erling Jr. (Marilyn), Colleen (James) Ogborn, Allen (Suree), Brent, Beverly (Jim) Sanborn, Craig (Tina) Pennington, Ingrid (Jim) Mertz, and the late Carmen, Margo, and Bruce. Grandfather of 22 and many great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Norma Hamilton, Avis Bouchard, Eileen Rhoades, Mel, and the late Grant. Step-father of Janet (David) Malcomson, Judy (Bob) Freels, and Charles (Lorraine) Schraeder. Visitation Wednesday 4-8 p.m. Funeral Services Thursday 11:30 a.m at the John N. Santeiu and Son Funeral Home, 1139 Inkster (btwn. Ford and Cherry Hill).

LENART SR M SIMPHORIA LENART SR SIMPHORIA LENART SR M LENART SR LENART Age 92, peacefully passed away December 29, 2008 at the Mother house in New York. Memorial Mass Saturday January 24, 2009 10 am St. Theodore Church, 8200 Wayne Rd., Westland.

LEONARD AMY LOUISE LEONARD AMY LEONARD Age 39. December 30, 2008. Beloved mother of Nicholas and Trevor Leonard. Dearest daughter of Judy Blaney. Loving sister of Laurie (Richard) Mathis, Todd (Jennelle) Webb, Patricia (Hank) Chase, Kristen and Matt Blaney. Aunt of 12 nieces and nephews. Cherished friend of Michael Ficek. Amy is preceded in death by her step-father, Dave Blaney; and is also survived by her former husband Jim Leonard. Funeral Service Saturday, January 3, 11 a.m. at Nardin Park United Methodist Church, 29887 W. 11 Mile Rd. (just W. of Middlebelt Rd.) Farmington Hills. The family will receive guests at the church on Saturday from 10 a.m. until time of Service. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Cass Community Social Services, 3745 Cass Ave., Detroit, MI 48201 ( Arrangements entrusted to the Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, downtown Farmington (248) 474-5200.

LEOPOLD GEORGETTE LEOPOLD Age 94, of Macomb Twp., January 18, 2009. Beloved wife of the late Freeman. Loving mother of Dana. Cherished grandmother of Andrea (Chris) Jock, Drew, and Melanie. Great-grandmother of Natalie, Abbey, and Jason. Service Friday 10:00 a.m. at A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 32000 Schoenherr at Masonic (13 Mile) Warren. Visitation Thursday 2-9 p.m. Burial at White Chapel Cemetery, Troy.

LEPPER EUGENE W LEPPER EUGENE LEPPER age 88; of Commerce; passed away December 29, 2008. Beloved husband of the late Joan Lepper; loving father of Linda Atchinson, Thomas (Lynn) Lepper and Margaret Parker; grandfather of Amy (Darrell) Whittaker, Adam, Angela, and Alizabeth Atchinson and Blake (Kristen) Lepper; great grandfather of seven. A Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, January 2, 2009 at the Union Lake Chapel of the Elton Black & Son Funeral Home, 1233 Union Lake Rd., White Lake. The family will greet visitors on Friday from 1:30 p.m. until time of service.

LESUER FLOYD E LESUER FLOYD LESUER IZZY LESUER January 20, 2009, age 80 of Westland. Beloved husband of Dortha "Dottie". Dear father of Linda (Joe) Brindley, Mark (Amy) and Jill (John) Bradford. Son of the late Floyd and Lavina Lesuer. Brother of Fay (Henry) Tolk and the late Betty Jane. Grandfather of Jordan and Tristan Lesuer and Izzy Bradford. Life member of Bricklayers and Allied Craftsmen Local #1. In state Friday 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. service at First United Methodist Church, 3739 Newberry, Wayne. Family will receive friends Thursday 11 a.m.-8 p.m. at the Uht Funeral Home, 35400 Glenwood, Westland. Family requests memorials to the church, Wayne High Alumni Assoc., or the Lions Club. Please visit and post a note of condolence at

LeVEQUE CAROL LeVEQUE Age 88. January 15, 2009. Dear friend of Mary Lou Smithers. Sister of Francis LeVeque. Aunt of Francis Irving (Marti) LeVeque, Carroll LeVeque, Kristine (John) Barich, Matthew (Tracey) LeVeque, Alexander (Andrea) LeVeque, Sarah LeVeque, the late Lisa Marie LeVeque and the late Mary Currie LeVeque. Funeral at White Chapel Cemetery, Chapel of the Flowers, 621 W. Long Lake Road, Troy, Saturday 2 p.m. Friends may visit beginning at 1:30 p.m. Memorials appreciated to charity of donors choice. Obituary and condolences:

LEVINE SAMUEL LEVINE Age 98, of West Bloomfield, formerly of Nashville. Beloved husband of the late Minette Halpern Levine. Dear father of Hilaree Anne (Levi) Tarr and Howard Barry (Sallyjo) Levine. Loving grandfather of Judith Cohn, Karen Cohn, Lissa (Paul) Hussian, and Amy Levine. Cherished brother of Jean and Dottie. Proud uncle of Mina Greenstein and Carl Baylis. Also survived by other loving relatives and friends. SERVICES AND INTERMENT HELD OUT OF TOWN. ARRANGEMENTS BY THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020.

LEWICKI NICHOLAS LEWICKI NICK LEWICKI Age 17, Suddenly on January 28, 2009. Beloved son of Jennifer Smith. Loving brother of Kristin and Amanda. Proud and loving uncle of Brandon. Dear grandson of James and Loretta Smith and Ronald and June Lewicki, and great grandson of Shirley Smith. Also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Nicholas enjoyed spending time with his friends, but especially loved being with his family. He is deeply loved and will be greatly missed. Visitation Sunday 3-9 p.m. with a 5 p.m. Rosary at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). In state Monday 10 a.m. until time of 10:30 a.m. Mass at St. Edmund Catholic Church, 14025 12 Mile Rd. (E. of Schoenherr). Committal, Resurrection Cemetery. Please share memories with the family at their "On Line Guestbook" at

LEWIS AGNES B LEWIS AGNES LEWIS NANNY LEWIS age 85; of Bloomfield Hills; born January 1, 1924; passed January 1, 2009. Mother of Juanita Green. New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 394 Howland Ave. will host the Public Viewing at 12 p.m. Family Hour 1 p.m. Funeral 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 3, 2009. Services entrusted to Cobb's Funeral Home.

LEWIS CHARLES D LEWIS CHARLES LEWIS August 3, 1930 -January 11, 2009. "C.D." passed away after battling cancer for two years. He was 78 years old. C.D. was born August 3, 1930 in Tennessee. He was a graduate of Lincoln Park High School and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was a general contractor of commercial construction in the downriver area for 42 years. He lived on Grosse Ile before retiring to Bradenton, Florida. C.D. was a semi professional bowler when he was a young man. He was a member of the Grosse Ile Golf and Country Club for many years where he loved to play golf and gin rummy with his friends. C.D. is survived by his former wife Suzanne Lewis; daughter Debbie Gorno and her husband Michael of Atlanta, Georgia; his son Dan Lewis and daughter Lori Lewis of Taylor; grandson Kevin Hamilton and his wife Angie and soon to be great grandson Wyatt of Ann Arbor; granddaughter Heather Hamilton and Keith McBride and great granddaughter Brooklyn of Taylor. A private service was be held.

LEWIS CLIFTON A LEWIS CLIFTON LEWIS gifted educator, died January 23. Cliff received degrees from WMU & WSU. He taught at Pershing HS and WCCCD. Survived by his wife, Sandra; 4 children; 7 grandchildren and 7 siblings. Memorial service Saturday 2 p.m. at Clora Funeral Home, 5801 E. 7 Mile, Detroit.

LEWIS DOROTHY MOORE LEWIS DOROTHY LEWIS 62 of Roseville, passed away on January 21 at Harper Hospital in Detroit. She is the beloved wife of Frank Lewis. She is the loving mother of Dawn (Dennis) Kuna, Stephanie Marucci (Greg Shotwell), and Frank (Janette) Lewis. She is the proud and wonderful grandmother of Jessica and Robert Bradley, Stephen Marucci, Daniel Kuna, and Brooklyn, Emelia, and Dillon Lewis. She is the beloved sister of Donald (Lorraine) Moore. She is also survived by many in-laws, nieces, nephews, and cousins. She will be deeply missed by her wonderful care-giver Antoinette Marks. Dorothy is the daughter of the late Maurice and Florence (Beaujean) Moore. She was also preceded in death by her brother Al (Mickey Campeotto) and her sister Patricia (George) Choley. Born May 28, 1946, Dorothy was a lifelong resident of Roseville and a graduate of Roseville High School. Visitation will be at the Kaul Funeral Home, 27830 Gratiot, Roseville, from 2-9 p.m. on Sunday the 25th. A Service will be at 6 p.m. Friends may share a memory at

LEWIS VIVIAN OVERHOLT LEWIS VIVIAN LEWIS Age 95 of Grosse Ile. Beloved wife of the late Ray Overholt and the late Dr. J. Hugh Lewis. Loving mother of Sarah (Ted) Shields, Janet (George) Nolte, and Valerie Overholt (Howard Schubiner). Proud grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of seven. Special aunt of Meren James and the Sullivan "Girls". Visitation Friday, February 6, 2009, 2:30-8 p.m. at The Trenton Chapel-Martenson Family of Funeral Homes, 3200 West Rd., Trenton. Funeral Services Saturday 11 a.m. at St. James Episcopal Church, Grosse Ile. Memorial contributions may be made to St. James Episcopal Church or to Grosse Ile Educational Foundation. Visit the on-line guestbook at

LIGHTNER RAYMOND ELSWORTH LIGHTNER JR RAYMOND LIGHTNER JR Age 70, January 4, 2009, of Detroit. Mr. Lightner, a materials handler at Technicolor, was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond Elsworth, Sr., Cecilia McArdle Lightner and step-mother, Mary McArdle Lightner. Survived by three children, Ray (Michelle) Lightner, Julie (Kenneth Wendell) Lightner, and Sarah Lightner; five grandchildren, Maya and Sean Lightner, Jordyn, Abigail and Garret Wendell. Also many friends and other family. In state Thursday 10:30 a.m. at St. Valentine Catholic Church until time of Mass 11:00 a.m. Visit Wednesday from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. with scripture service at 7:00 p.m. at the Fisher Funeral Home, 24501 Five Mile (btwn. Beech Daly and Telegraph), Redford Twp., (313) 535-3030. Memorials suggested to American Diabetes Association.

LILLEY WILLIAM R LILLEY WILLIAM LILLEY 82, of Rochester, died January 10. He was born in Philadelphia. served in the U.S. Navy, then was employed in sales promotion by Mercedes-Benz in New York City. Most of his career was with the J. Walter Thompson agency in public relations, including on the West Coast. He lived for two decades in Palos Verdes. California, where he asked that his ashes be scattered, and in the Midwest where he lived in Bloomfield Hills. He also was employed here in sales promotion by the Detroit Diesel Division of General Motors. As a hobby, he had raced a Porsche sports car and was an early member of the Sports Car Club of America. In recent years he operated Madison Alley, his own public relations agency. Surviving are his children Lynda (Michael) Nelson, Richard (Beth) Lilley. Elizabeth Edelstein, Sarah (Sauers) Paul and Mary (Thomas) David and 15 grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at Kensington Community Church, 1825 E. Square Lake Rd, at John R.

LINDSAY JEANNE C LINDSAY JEANNE LINDSAY Age 80, passed away December 31, 2008 in Stuart, Florida. Beloved wife of the late Ross. Dearest mother of Kate (Christopher) Farrell and Carla (Alan) Kogelman. Dear sister of David (Susan) Lull. Proud aunt of Paul (Sarah) Lindsay. Visitation Sunday 2-9 p.m. Funeral Monday 10 a.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., (Shelby Twp.), 54880 Van Dyke at 25 Mile Rd. Donations to Treasure Coast Hospice, 1201 S. E. Indian St. Stuart, FL 34997 are appreciated. Interment Lambs Cemetery. Share memories at

LINLEY ANGELINE A LINLEY ANGELINE LINLEY Age 95 in Youngtown, AZ. Wife of the late Joseph Wiech and Earl Linley. Dear mother of Joan (William) Frueh. Sister of Veronica Nowak. Grandmother of James, Daniel, Robert, Kelly, and Kristie. Visitation Thursday 3-8 pm Funeral Service Friday 11 am at Resurrection Funeral Home 40800 Hayes Rd. (S. of 18 Mile) Burial Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Detroit.

LINN LARRY LINN Age 80. January 30, 2009. Beloved husband of Marion for 59 years. Loving father of Randy (Jane), Terry, David (Barbara), Gary (Debra), Douglas (Susan) and Steven (Kendra) Linn. Cherished grandfather of Jennifer, Brian, Heather, Megan, Andrea and Erica. Funeral Monday 11:00 a.m. at THAYER-ROCK FUNERAL HOME, 33603 Grand River Ave., downtown Farmington (1 blk. W. of Farmington Rd.). Visitation Sunday 2-8 p.m.

LIPIEC FELIX S LIPIEC FELIX LIPIEC 83, of Palm Harbor, Florida (formerly of Roseville, MI) died peacefully surrounded by his family on Thursday, January 15, 2009. He was born February 4, 1925 in Detroit. Mr. Lipiec is survived by his children, Linda (John Sr.) Papuga of Florida, Mark (Lori) Lipiec of Holly, MI, Alan Lipiec (Jana) of Colorado and Paul (Judie) Lipiec of Roseville, MI. Nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters Delphine (Thomas) and Helen (Ervin) Jara. He was pre-deceased by wife Helen, parents Steven and Barbara Lipiec, two brothers and two sisters. Visitation 3-9 p.m. today, Rosary 7pm, Walter Scott Skupny Funeral Home, 28605 Gratiot, and a V.F.W. Post #2358 Ritual service, 6 p.m. A funeral Mass will be held 10 a.m., in state 9 a.m. Monday, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Utica Rd. and Gratiot, Rev. Eugene Katcher officiating. Burial, Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Detroit.

LIPFORD ANGELA LIPFORD Age 47 of Canton, went to be with the Lord on January 24, 2009 after a long and courageous battle with breast cancer. Proud mother of Matthew Levi, David Loren, and Daniel Lucas. Beloved daughter of Dorothy Schoenneman and Calvin (Bill) May. Dear sister of Howard (Carol) May, Kevin (Lillian) May, and Jamie May. Also survived by many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. A Memorial service will be held Tuesday 1 p.m. at the Schrader-Howell Funeral Home, 280 South Main, Plymouth. Visitation Monday 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the "Angela Lipford" Fundraiser, 1861 N. Arbor Way #26, Canton, MI 48188. Share memories at

LIPOWSKI TED J LIPOWSKI TED LIPOWSKI Age 94, January 18, 2009 of Clinton Township, formerly of Cheboygan. Beloved husband of Martha (Zacharzewski) Lipowski. Dear father of Patricia (Albert) Mandel and Joseph (Diane) Lipowski. Seven grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter. Pre-deceased by siblings Edward Lipowski and Wanda Cavazos. Visitation Wednesday 2-8 p.m. at Price Funeral Home, 3725 Rochester Rd. (between Big Beaver and Wattles Rds), Troy, (248) 689-0700. Scripture service Wednesday 7:00 p.m. In state Thursday 9:30 a.m. until funeral Mass 10:00 a.m. at St. Ronald Catholic Church, 17701 Fifteen Mile Rd. (between Kelly and Garfield Rds.) Clinton Township. Interment Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton Twp. Memorials to the Manna Meals or St. Ronald Catholic Church.

LISOWSKY JAROSLAW LISOWSKY Age 65. Beloved husband of the late Marilyn Kay. Loving fiance of Mary J. Splan. Dearest father of Wala (Larry) Doran and Tim (Roxann). Dear grandfather of Kayla Marie, Thomas Wilburn, Austin Adam, Ryan James, Sydney Jo Anne, Alexander Dmytro, Madison Corey and Dylan Raymond. Also survived by dear brother Bohdan (Maria) Lisowsky and cousin Nadia (Dr. Jaroslaw) Sawka. Visitation Friday 3-9 p.m. at the Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 Inkster Rd. (between Ford and Cherry Hill) in Garden City, Panakhyda 5:30 p.m. Funeral Saturday 10 a.m. at St. Mary the Protectress Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral, 21931 Evergreen Rd. (between 8 and 9 Mile) in Southfield.

LITAK JOHN L LITAK JOHN LITAK 78, died December 26, 2008. Survived by son Paul Litak of Lincoln Park. Memorial service January 7, 2009, at 3 p.m. at Perry Funeral Home, Detroit.

LIVINGSTON LEROY LIVINGSTON ROY LIVINGSTON CLAYTON LIVINGSTON LEROY CLAYTON LIVINGSTON Age 87. Loving husband of Helen. Dear father of Bradford (Kathy) Livingston and Sandra (Donald) Tallman. Grandfather of Clayton Livingston, Amy Livingston, Nathan Tallman and Andrew Tallman. Great-grandfather of Anton Clayton Livingston. Visitation at the S.K. Schultz Funeral Home, 43300 Garfield, North of 19 Mile, Clinton Township on Friday from 3:00 until 9:00 p.m. Funeral Services Saturday 10:30 a.m. Entombment Resurrection Cemetery. Memorial donations to American Cancer Society would be appreciated. Share your memories at

LIVINGSTON VIRGINIA LIVINGSTON Age 88, January 25, 2009. Wife of the late Ray. Mother of Diane (Jerry), Dennis (Carol), Kathleen (Jeff), Scott (Michele) and Lori-Ann (Rich). Grandmother of 16 and great-grandmother to many. Memorial visitation Wednesday 6-8 p.m. with a Memorial Service at 7:30 p.m. at the Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 25450 Plymouth Rd., Redford. Memorials may be made to the Transverse Myelitis Association in her honor.

LLOYD ISABEL LLOYD Beloved mother of Elsa Silverman and David Lloyd. Dearest sister of Milton (Eunice) Ring, Hermina Leib, and Jeanette MacWilliams. Loving grandmother of Noah Lloyd, Bryan Silverman, and Melissa (Peter) Bouyounan. Great-grandmother of Tess and Alexander. SERVICES SUNDAY 2 P.M. AT THE DORFMAN CHAPEL, FARMINGTON HILLS, 248-406-6000, or visit

LOBDELL JAMES L LOBDELL JAMES LOBDELL January 14, 2009. Father of Michael. Brother of Robert (Judy). Care and services were entrusted to the L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, (734) 981-1700. Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at

LOEFFLER ANNA MAE LOEFFLER ANNA LOEFFLER Age 93, January 19, 2009. Dear mother of Robert and David Guzick. Grandmother of Michael, Kim, Cheryl, Bob, David and Jeff. Great grandmother of eleven. Arrangements by Fisher Funeral Home, (313)-535-3030.

LOGIE JOHN LOGIE JACK LOGIE Age 76. December 31, 2008. Survived by his wife, Barbara; children, David (Debbie Jacobson) Logie, Debbie Koehler, Cindy (Ronald) Lawler, Terri Hoover and Scott Logie; step children Steve (Jan) Bellamy, Dusty (Jim) Sawyer and Roger Bellamy; 11 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren; and his sister, Trina (John) Carruba. Memorial service Sunday, January 18, 2 p.m. at Liberty Foursquare Church, 3800 E. 11 Mile Rd., Warren.

LOLLAR HAROLD LOLLAR 81, passed away after a long illness on January 13, 2009 in Leesburg, Virginia. Beloved husband of Marjorie (Nee Rowe). Devoted father of Thomas W. (Stephen Byrns), Timothy R. (Eunhee) and Tammy Heinemann (David). Loving grandfather of Eric J. Heinemann and Maxwell L. Heinemann. Other survivors include his sister Erma Kohlman and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Harold served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He retired from Consumers Energy in Michigan after 34 years and was a resident of Kalamazoo, MI prior to moving to Sterling, Virginia in 2005. A memorial service is planned for a later date. The family requests memorial contributions be made to Mercy Hospital in Sierra Leone, Africa, c/o Galilee United Methodist Church, 45425 Winding Road, Sterling, VA 20165.

LONCZYNSKI CLARENCE LONCZYNSKI PETE LONCZYNSKI  Passed away January 18, 2009 at his home. His children, Joanne Galici, Patricia Marich, Gary and Rosemarie Poeppelman were at his side when he passed away. Husband of Grace (passed away May 1990) was a lifelong resident of Wayne County. He was also a World War II Veteran and was a devoted father and grandfather of 14 and six great grandchildren. Resting at the L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, 7707 Middlebelt (at Ann Arbor Trail) Tuesday, 1 until 9 p.m. Prayer Service Tuesday 7 p.m. In state Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. from St. Raphael Catholic Church, 31350 Beechwood (W. of Merriman and N. of Ford Rd.) until time of the Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Donations to Angela Hospice would be appreciated. Share a memorial tribute with the family at

LONG LINDA JEAN LONG LINDA LONG Age 54, January 12, 2009. Loving mother of Matthew and Brian Gross. Dear daughter of Eugene and Barbara Long. Grandmother of Matthew, Jr. Sister of Karen Moore and Barry Long. Companion of Robert Gross. The family suggests donations to Children's Hospital of Michigan. Please sign Linda's online guestbook at

LOOK JOHN OWEN LOOK JOHN LOOK J O LOOK J.O. LOOK Age 81, Ormond Beach, FL, died January 18, 2009. He is survived by his wife Harriet, daughter Maureen (Farmington Hills), son Paul (Oregon), and brothers Cal (Royal Oak) and Tom (Milwaukee). He was predeceased by his wife Geraldine and younger brother Dick. A 1949 graduate of Notre Dame, he served in the US Army in Korea, and spent most of his career in the printing business in Detroit. He was President of Farmington Country Club before moving to Florida in 1982. A memorial Mass will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Kolona, FL on Wed., January 21. In J.O.'s memory, contributions are suggested to Guillain-Barre Foundation, 1041-2 Forrest Ave., Narbeth PA 19072.

LOOP MILO L LOOP MILO LOOP of Clarkston; unexpectedly passed January 6, 2009; age 62. Loving husband of Monta; beloved father of Milo (Annie) Loop of Rochester Hills and Nathan (Sarah) Loop of Warren; step-father of Micheal Picard and Angela Picard both of Detroit; grandfather of Autumn, Tori, Milo, Delaney and Jack; brother of Rex (Karen) Loop, Roger (Marsha) Loop, Michael (Monica) Loop and Timothy (Joyce) Buell; also survived b y many nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law, and friends. Milo retired from General Motors Truck and Bus. Funeral Service Saturday 3 p.m. at the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston where friends may visit Friday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Arthritis Foundation. On line guestbook

LOPER DENVER J LOPER DENVER LOPER 73, of Farmington Hills, January 19, 2009. Denver is survived by Nancy, his beloved wife of over 53 years; his devoted children, Kathy (John) Fribley, David, Kenneth (Denise), Mary (Dan) Dixon and Christopher (Karen); his dear mother Glendora; and 13 cherished grandchildren. Visitation Wednesday 1-9 p.m. with a 7:30 p.m. Rosary 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 January 22, 10 a.m. (in state at 9:30 a.m.) at the Servant Church of St. Alexander, 27835 Shiawassee, Farmington Hills. Interment Holy Sepulchre. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes suggested to St. Alexander Food Cupboard or St. John Hospice.

LO PICCOLO MATTEO LO PICCOLO LO Age 79, January 27, 2009. Beloved husband of Laura (nee Cangemi) for 55 years. Loving father of Joseph, Anthony (Jeanette), Matthew, Jr. (Wendi) and Maria (Randy) Matheney. Proud grandfather of Jennifer, Matthew III, Michael, Megan, Alissa, Miranda, Ian, and Isabella. Dear great-grandfather of Parker. Dear brother-in-law of Vito (Vern) Cangemi. Member of Figlia di Sicilia. Visitation Friday 2-9 p.m. Prayers Friday 7:00 p.m. Funeral Saturday 11:00 a.m. frrom Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. (Shelby Twp.), 54880 VanDyke at 25 Mile Rd. to St. Michael Church, 40501 Hayes (N. of 17 Mile) for 12:30 p.m. Mass. Interment Resurrection. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at

LORANT DRALLOS KATHERINE LORANT DRALLOS LORANT Age 89, passed away January 16, 2009 with her family by her side. Beloved wife of the late Nick. Loving mom of Fran (John) Hagopian and Billie Oldziey. Loving Yiayia of John (Sara) Hagopian, Steven (Natalie) Hagopian and Nicholas Oldziey. Loving Yiayia Kaye to Stevie and Seta. Loving sister of Helen "Babs" McWilliams. She was preceded in death by her brothers Gus, James, John and George and her sisters Ethel, Martha and Ange. She will also be missed by her many nieces and nephews. Visitation today, 2-9 p.m. at the Edward Korkoian Funeral Home, 836 N. Main Street, Royal Oak (248) 541-8325. Trisagion today 7 p.m. In state Monday 10:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. Funeral at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church, 25225 Middlebelt Rd., Farmington Hills. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church or International Orthodox Christian Charities.

LOTT LEONARD W LOTT LEONARD LOTT Age 91, passed away on January 9, 2009. He was the loving husband of the late Olamay, and father of Mary Martha McPherson (George), Anne, Donna (deceased), Leonard, Jr., (deceased) and Robert (Eddie) Lott. Mr. Lott's brothers James and Clarence preceded him in death. Mr. Lott was a longtime resident of Highland Park, Michigan where he was a U.S. Postman. He was a faithful member of the Church of God of Detroit. He moved to Cleveland, Ohio in 2004. Funeral services will be Saturday, January 17, 2009 at Mount Pleasant Church of God 3304 East 126th Street where family will greet friends at 11 a.m. Service of celebration of Mr. Lott's life at 12:00 noon. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Mr. Lott's name to the Salvation Army, 16131 Northland Drive, Southfield, MI 48075, or Benjamin Rose Adult Day Program, 2373 Euclid Heights Blvd., Cleveland Heights, Ohio 44106. Arrangemnets entrusted to E.F. Boyd & Son Funeral Home, 2165 East 89th Street Cleveland, Ohio 44106.

LOUZON MAMIE LOUZON Age 78. Beloved sister of Leona (Nick) Pica, Catherine Rea, Michael (Geri) Lucido, and Salvatore (Sharon) Lucido. Predeceased by husband Clifford Louzon, and daughter Dawn. Visitation Tuesday 3-9 p.m. and Wednesday 3-9 p.m. at Kaul Funeral Home, 27830 Gratiot, Roseville. In state Thursday 9:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. time of Funeral Mass at Holy Innocents Catholic Church. Rosary Wednesday 7 p.m. Share a memory with the family at

LOVE WILLIAM LOVE Age 91, of West Palm Beach, Florida and formerly of Franklin. January 2, 2009. He is survived by his loving wife, Mary; daughters, Ella (Douglas) Sprung and Dale Diane Phillips; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and many loving extended family members and dear friends. Bill was preceded in death by his daughter, Idette Louise Wright. Funeral Service will be held at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 404 East Liberty, Milford, Monday, January 5, 2009, 12 p.m. with Pastor Mark Jenson officiating. Burial White Chapel Cemetery. Friends may visit Sunday, 2-5 p.m. Masonic Service at 4 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Shrine Children's Hospitals. For further information please call 248-684-6645 or visit

LOVING ASHLEY L LOVING ASHLEY LOVING January 27, 2009. Age 15. Of Taylor. Loving daughter of Robbie and Jonelle Loving. Dearest sister of Emiley, Race, Carley, and Chase. Funeral Friday January 30, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. at Voran Funeral Home, 23750 Goddard Rd. (Taylor Chapel). Visitation Thursday 2-9 p.m. Online guestbook at

LUBAWAY RALPH LUBAWAY Age 88 of Wyandotte passed away January 29, 2009 at Rivergate Terrace Nursing Home where he received wonderful care. Ralph was born on August 8, 1920 in Highland Park, Michigan. The son of Joseph Sr. and Stella (Mielock) Lubaway. He married the love of his life, Wilma Agnes Cole on February 14, 1942 in Wyandotte, Michigan. Ralph grew up in Oscoda, Michigan before moving to Wyandotte. Ralph served in the United States Army from December 21, 1942 until November 2, 1945 when honorably discharged. When Ralph returned home from the Army he built a home in Wyandotte for his family. He was a member of Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters Union for over 63 years. Ralph was a devoted member of St. Patrick Catholic Church of Wyandotte. For many years he volunteered his services for the church. Ralph was survived by six daughters Virginia (James) Coker, Claire Lubaway, Kathryn Rivera, Amy (Jerry) LaBeau, Rebecca (Robert) Szwed, Donna (Gregory) La Monica and four sons Peter (Michele Karl), James (Carmen), David (Gail) and Matthew (Renee). Also by son-in-law John Gerlach, his sister Margaret (Gale Leggett) and his brother Landon. Dearest grandfather of 24 and great grandfather of one. Preceded in death by his parents Joseph Sr. and Stella (Mielock); wife Wilma Agnes (Cole); daughter Susan Gerlach and granddaughter Shannon; two sisters Grace Lubaway, Stella Stani and three brothers Joseph Jr., William and Jack. Visitation Saturday 5-9 p.m. and Sunday 12-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Wake Service at Czopek Funeral Directors, 2157 Oak St., Wyandotte 734-285-9000. Funeral Monday in state 9 a.m. with 10 a.m. Mass at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 105 Superior, Wyandotte.

LUBIG ROSE LOUISE BAKER LUBIG ROSE BAKER LUBIG ROSE LUBIG ROSE LOUISE LUBIG Loving wife of Lloyd. Dear mother of Lloyd Thomas (Cheryl), Elizabeth (Mario) Derrick, Joseph (Lisa), Janet (Dr. Daniel) Lazar and John (Kim). Sister of Virginia McCarthy. Also survived by eight grandchildren: Donella, Molly Ann, William, Ryan, Jacob, Joseph, Shannon and Kristen. Resting at L. J. Griffin Funeral Home, 7707 Middlebelt (at Ann Arbor Tr.) Tuesday from 5-9 p.m. and Wednesday from 12-9 p.m. Rosary Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. In state Thursday at 9:30 a.m. from St. Damian Catholic Church, 30055 Joy Rd. until time of Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. Donations to Angela Hospice would be appreciated. Share a memorial tribute with the family at

LUCAS JULIE ANN LUCAS JULIE LUCAS Age 71. Beloved wife of the late Robert J. Lucas. Loving mother of Cynthia Marie Lucas, Jennifer (William) Bryant, and John (Jennifer) Lucas. Grandmother of Lauren, Jillian, and Zachary. Sister of Rosemary (David) Wolock. Registered nurse for 40 years. Visitation Tuesday 1-9 p.m. at Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 Six Mile Rd., Livonia. Scripture Service 7 p.m. Funeral Service Wednesday, in state 9 a.m. until time of Mass at 9:30 a.m. at St. Aidan Catholic Church, 17500 Farmington Rd., Livonia. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

LUCICH VIRGINIA JULIA LUCICH VIRGINIA LUCICH age 81 died peacefully on January 14, 2009 in Peachtree City, Georgia surrounded by her family after a long illness. She was born Virginia Julia Bodick on March 31, 1927 in Detroit, Michigan to George and Margaret Bodick and was a resident of Troy from 1965 until shortly before her passing. Virginia is survived by her loving husband of over 50 years, Albert; her children Daniel, Julie (John) Childers, Robert (Krista), and James; her grandchildren Kathryn, Brendan, Owen, and Samantha. She is survived by her brother, George Bodick and is predeceased by her brother, Marvin Bodick. Virginia also leaves behind many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends who will miss her dearly. Virginia was a loving and devoted wife, mother, nana and a caring friend to countless people. Virginia was a unique mix of intelligence, independence and compassion. She was born and raised in Detroit and graduated from Wayne State University. Virginia pursued a career in medicine working as a medical technologist at several hospitals, including the Cleveland Clinic and South Macomb Hospital. Virginia was always on the go and was an avid golfer, reader and was constantly taking classes in many different areas to improve her mind and body. She was a member of St. Alan's Catholic Church, Troy for 40 years. Family will receive friends Sunday 2-8 p.m. at A. J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Road (between Maple and Big Beaver). Funeral Mass Monday 10 a.m. at St. Alan's Church, 2345 Coolidge, Troy. Visitation at church begins at 9:30 a.m. Interment White Chapel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Capuchins Soup Kitchen, 1820 Mt. Elliott Ave., Detroit, MI 48207 View obituary and share memories at

LUMLEY WILLIAM L LUMLEY WILLIAM LUMLEY January 13, 2009. Age 82. Beloved husband of Dorothy. Loving father of Laurence (Jacqueline) Lumley, Cynthia Erickson, Tracy Lumley, and Jeffrey (Debra) Lumley. Dearest grandfather of Matthew, Erika, and Natalie Erickson, and Stephanie Lumley. Dear brother of Thelma Ureel, Barbara Becroft, and Gloria Skorupski. Mr. Lumley was a certified Master Gardener, a member of the Wyandotte American Legion and the D.A.V, and also a WWII Navy veteran who received a purple heart. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements by Voran Funeral Home (Allen Park Chapel). Online guestbook at

LUSIS LUDMILA LUSIS LUCY LUSIS Age 91, of Saline died Thursday, January 22, 2009. She was born October 27, 1917 in Moscow, Russia, to Janis and Anna (Alimov) Bagatais. She was an accomplished survivor who was devoted to family and loved to travel. Lucy will be greatly missed by all. Survivors include: her loving children, Maya Savarino of Ann Arbor and Michael (Barbara) Jacobson of Arizona; eight grandchildren; three great grandchildren; one brother ; one sister; one niece; one nephew; and a large extended family and many friends. The Celebration of her life will be held 1 p.m. Sunday, January 25, 2009 at Stark Funeral Service, 101 S. Washington Street, 734-482-4900. A reception will follow at Washtenaw Country Club, 2955 Packard Road, Ypsilanti, MI 48197, 734-434-2150. For those who so choose, donations to Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley will be greatly appreciated in Lucy's honor and memory. Please sign her guest book at

LUTEY RICHARD DANIEL LUTEY RICHARD LUTEY age 82 of Oxford; January 23, 2009. Beloved husband of the late Margaret M. Lutey and Jeanette Dudley Lutey; dear father of Daniel (Kathy), Linda (Jerry) Howard, Robert R., (Kathy) Raymond Benge, Joseph (Gloria), Margaret (Michael) Yusko, MaryAnn (Jeffery) McWhirter, Christopher (Tonya), and Richard (Tonia). Also survived by 20 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; brother of William (Winnie) Thor and Louise (Earl) Martenies. Mr. Lutey was an avid gardener and faithful member of the Thomas United Methodist Church and the Church of the Atonement in Waterford. He served in the Army during WWII, was retired from General Motors and was President of the Grosse Pointe and Eastern Michigan Horticultural Society. Friends may visit Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors Bossardet Chapel, 39 W. Burdick, Oxford Monday January 26 from 1 to 3 and 5 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the Thomas United Methodist Church 504 1st Street, Oxford Tuesday January 27, 2009 at 11 a.m. Interment Eastlawn Cemetery, Lake Orion. Memorials may be made to the Thomas United Methodist Church or to Hospice of Michigan 2525 S. Telegraph, Bloomfield Township. For further information please visit

LYDA REV DR MARJORIE A LYDA REV MARJORIE A LYDA REV MARJORIE LYDA DR MARJORIE LYDA Age 78, of St. Clair Shores, January 21, 2009. Rev. Dr. Lyda was the first African-American woman to open a psycho therapy practice in Birmingham, Michigan in 1967. She traveled the world as a Missionary, served as the Director of Lyda Hunt Institute of Intensive Psycho Therapy in Southfield, and was the former Pastor at First Baptist Church of Ferndale, John Wesley AME Zion Church in Detroit and Hope Christian Ministries in Ferndale. Loving mother of Rev. Maurita Lyda-Tucker (Gregory Tucker). Also survived by sister, Ruth Holmes, 15 grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and eight nephews. Visitation Friday 1 - 9 p.m. at Spaulding & Curtin Funeral Directors, 500 W. Nine Mile Rd., Ferndale (1 blocks west of Woodward) and Saturday 10 a.m. until time of Funeral Service 12 Noon at First Baptist Church of Ferndale, 1841 Pinecrest (corner of 9 Mile). Memorial donations to A Heart for Kids Ministries, 11393 Maxwell, Warren 48089.

LYDDY KEITH JAMES LYDDY KEITH LYDDY Age 79, and a resident of Milford, passed away on January 12, 2009. He is survived by his dearly beloved wife, Jean, and loving family and friends. A Memorial Service will be held at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 404 E. Liberty, Milford, on Friday, January 16th at 2 p.m. Friends may visit one hour prior to the Service. Memorials may be made in his name to the American Cancer Society or to St. Jude Children's Hospital. For further information please phone 248-684-6645 or visit

LYNCH TIMOTHY M LYNCH TIMOTHY LYNCH Age 58, of Okahoma City, died December 26,2008. Loving husband of Carol; brother of Sharon Reisdorf, Michael (Michelle), Deborah Terlecki, Colleen (Danny) Roupe, Jim and the late Patrick and Steven. Contributions may be made to St. Vincent DePaul Society - Epiphany of the Lord Catholic Church, 7336 W. Britton Rd., Okla. City, OK 73132.

LYNES ROSE E LYNES ROSE LYNES Age 101. Died January 23, 2009. Predeceased by her husband Timothy Kiren Lynes, daughters Patricia and Dolores Lynes. Loving mother of Kathleen Perry. Grandmother of Eileen, James and Matthew Perry. Great Grandmother of six. Visitation Monday 2 to 8 p.m. at Buehler Funeral Home 26429 Gratiot, Roseville. Funeral Mass Tuesday 10 a.m St. Clements Catholic Church 25320 Van Dyke, N. of 10 Mile.

LYON-MOFFAT RITA ANN LYON-MOFFAT RITA LYON-MOFFAT RITA LYON RITA MOFFAT RITA A LYON RITA A MOFFAT Age 56, of Hazel Park, passed away January 18, 2009 after a long struggle with Lymphoma. Rita was the beloved daughter of Alice J. Lyon-Demos of Madison Hts. and the late Cleophas Lyon. As well as her mother, she is survived by her husband Charles Moffat, their daughter Adrienne and son Andrew, and her brothers, Terry Lyon, Jerry (Donna) Lyon and Gerry Lyon. She had eight nieces and nephews as well. Visitation will be held Wednesday 3 to 8 p.m. Funeral service Thursday 11a.m at Buehler Funeral Home 26429 Gratiot, Roseville. Donations in lieu of flowers should be directed to her immediate family in the name of Charles Moffat in care of Buehler Funeral Home.

LYONS ROSALYN MAY LYONS ROSALYN LYONS Beloved wife of Donald H. Lyons. Dear mother of Russell Lyons, Barry (Mercedes) Lyons, and David Lyons. Loving grandmother of Daniel and Michael Lyons. Sister of the late Abraham (the late Helen) Donsky. Also survived by Arlene, Ralph, Cheryl, the late Jerry, their families and other loving nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. SERVICES 3:30 TUESDAY AFTERNOON AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020. INTERMENT ADAT SHALOM MEMORIAL PARK.




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