December 2008


LaBAR MICHAEL J LaBAR MICHAEL LaBAR Age 52 of White Lake. Passed away suddenly on December 1, 2008. Mr. LaBar worked for the Ford Motor Company and served in the United States Air Force. Loving husband of 32 years to Susan. Dear father of Cristen, Erin, Emily, Lindsey and Erik. Proud grandfather of Anderson. Caring son of James and Gloria LaBar and son-in-law of Donald and Leonora Thompson. The memorial visitation will be Friday, December 5, 2008 from 1-3 p.m. at the Elton Black & Son Funeral Home, 3295 E. Highland Rd., Highland. The memorial service will be at 3 p.m. at the funeral home. Please visit and leave a tribute.

LaCASSE LAWRENCE A LaCASSE LAWRENCE LaCASSE Age 66, December 18, 2008. Beloved husband of Janice. Loving father of Linda (Matthew) Taylor. Brother of James, Thomas, Charles (Jeananne) and the late Robert. Uncle of James. Also survived by many loving family and friends. A memorial gathering will be held Saturday, December 27, 2008, at 12 p.m. at the Eagles Lodge, 650 Woodward, Rochester Hills, MI 48307. Please sign Lawrence's online guestbook at

LACLAVE, ALYCE ANN LACLAVE ALYCE LACLAVE age 75; December 15, 2008. Loving wife of John; dear mother of John V. Laclave, Stephen E. Laclave (Brenda), Anne M. Laclave and Elizabeth J. Papsdorf (Gregory); grandmother of Ryan, Justin, Brandon and Arbor; sister of Jack Franklin (Joan) and the late William, Robert and Greta. Memorial Service Thursday 6 p.m. at A. J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Road (between Maple and Big Beaver). Family will receive friends 5 p.m. until time of service. Memorial tributes to The Alzheimer's Association. View obituary and share memories at

LaCROSS SHARON LEE LaCROSS SHARON LaCROSS Age 61 of Rochester Hills, December 5, 2008. Dear mother of Joseph (Lori) LaCross. Sister of David (Marilyn)and Don (Cindy) Chilcutt. Survived by her special friend Tim Hansen. Niece of Barbara Werner. The family will receive friends Tuesday, December 9, 2008, 1-7 p.m. with a Funeral Service at 6 p.m. at the Potere-Modetz Funeral Home, 339 Walnut Blvd., Rochester. Online guestbook at LAFATA, ROSE LAFATA age 91; of Rochester. Loving wife of the Late Victor; dear mother of Pat (Stuart) Clemens, Joseph (Suzanne) LaFata, and Sam (Donna) LaFata; grandmother of Bill ( Rebecca) Clemens, Robert Clemens, Christi (Jeff) Kane, Lauren (Michael) Clune, Victor LaFata, Sarah (Aaron) Long, Kathleen, Elizabeth and Nicholas LaFata, the Late Joseph M. LaFata, and Amy LaFata; great grandmother of seven; dear sister of Caroline Russo. Funeral Mass Tuesday, December 9, 2008, 11 a.m. with an In State time of 10:30 a.m. at St. Andrews Catholic Church; 1400 Ingelwood, Rochester. The family will receive friends Monday, from 3 to 8 p.m. with a Scripture Service at 7 p.m. at the Potere-Modetz Funeral Home, 339 Walnut Blvd., Rochester. Memorial donations may be made to In House Hospice. Interment Mt Olivet Cemetery. Online guestbook

LAFATA CANDY LYN MARIE LAFATA CANDY MARIE LAFATA CANDY LYN LAFATA CANDY LAFATA Age 31. December 15, 2008. Loving daughter of Betty (Mark) Luptowski and the late Peter Lafata. Dearest sister of Frank Joseph Tassiano and Peter Sam Lafata. Proud granddaughter of Marie Tassiano. Also survived by many loving aunts, uncles and cousins. Visitation at the St. Clair Shores Chapel of Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 25800 Harper Ave (3 blocks north of 10 Mile Rd.) on Thursday 5-9 p.m. and Friday 1-9 p.m. with 7 p.m. Prayers. Funeral Saturday In state 11:30 a.m. until time of Mass 12 Noon at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 22412 Overlake Dr., (Mack Avenue between 8 and 9 Mile Rds). Interment Resurrection Cemetery. To share a memory, visit

LAMBRECHTS, MARGARET MARY LAMBRECHTS MARGARET LAMBRECHTS age 65; of Lake Orion; December 8, 2008. Loving wife of the late Richard; dear mother of Tim (Kathy Grant) Lambrechts, Richard Lambrechts, (Vicki Smith), Lori Collier, and Sherri Lambrechts (Rodney Reneski); grandmother of Alex, Aaron, Ashley, Travis, Jacob, and Morgan; great grandmother of Addisyn. Margaret enjoyed volunteering at Love, Inc. Funeral Mass Monday, December 15, 2008, 10:30 a.m. with an In State of 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 715 N. Lapeer Rd., Lake Orion. The family will receive friends Sunday, 3 to 8 p.m. at the Modetz Funeral Home, 100 E. Silverbell Rd., Orion. Interment Eastlawn Cemetery. Suggested memorials to the Boys and Girls Club, 1801 Waldon Rd., Lake Orion 48359 or Love, Inc., P.O. Box 104, Lake Orion, MI 48361. Online guestbook

LAMKIN SYLVIA ANN LAMKIN SYLVIA LAMKIN Of Cape Coral, Florida passed away peacefully at her daughter's home in Houston, Texas on December 22, 2008. Sylvia was born on July 14, 1925 in Pennsylvania, the youngest of six children to Carlo and Asunta Caporali. She is preceded in death by her husband Robert Lamkin, daughter Susan and granddaughter Carli. Beloved mother of Rob and Lynne (Steve), sister of Joe (Lila), and grandmother of Ashli. The family has plans for a private memorial. In lieu of flowers the family requests that any donations are made to the American Cancer Society.

LANE AARON LANE Beloved husband of Florence Lane. Cherished father of Susan (Dr. Joel) Seidman and Dr. Robert (Rita) Lane. Dear brother of Fred Rice and the late Eva Golden. Loving grandfather of Jennifer Seidman, Carl Seidman, Dr. Steve (Tina) Lane and Kevin (Laura) Lane. Great grandfather of Natalie, Alex and Zachary. GRAVESIDE SERVICE FRIDAY 12:30 P.M. AT MACHPELAH CEMETERY, FERNDALE. Arramgements by Hebrew Memorial Chapel, 248-543-1622.

LANTGIOS EDITH OPHELIA LANTGIOS EDITH LANTGIOS Age 78. Beloved wife of William John. Loving mother of Gail, Larry, George, Bill, Chris, Jim, Nick, Mary and Connie. 31 grandchildren. Sister of John, James, Mary, Gloria and Betty. Visitation Fred Wood Funeral Home (Rice Chapel), 36100 Five Mile Road (One Mile West of Farmington Road), Tuesday 11:00 a.m. until time of service at 1:00 p.m

LAPE JUANITA LAPE of Clarkston; December 25, 2008. Wife of Herb; mother of Larry (Bonnie) Henry of Ortonville; preceded in death by her son Donald Dunn; grandma of Steve; Eugene Sylcox of FL; step-mother of Darrel (Lenore) Lape, Denise Lape, Donald Lape and David (Bonnie) Lape. Juanita retired from Oakland County in 1980. Funeral Service Monday 12:30 p.m. at the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston where friends may visit Sunday 4 to 7 p.m. Interment Ottawa Park Cemetery. Memorials may be made to American Heart Assn of MI. Online guest book

LAPKA STEPHAN LAPKA Beloved husband of Helen. Dearest dad of Gail Spiro, Michele Lapka, Donna Pittman and the late Gary Lapka. Loving grandpa of Brian Spiro, Robert Pittman and the late Jennifer (Spiro) DeMay. Dear brother of Rosa Williams, the late Walter Lapka and the late Stephanie Gretz. Visitation Tuesday 3-9 p.m. at Kaul Funeral Home, 28433 Jefferson, St. Clair Shores. In state Wednesday 10:30 a.m. until time of Mass 11 a.m. at St. Valerie of Ravenna Church. Memorials suggested to St. John Hospice. Expressions of sympathy may be made at

LARDNER JOYCE A LARDNER JOYCE LARDNER December 23, 2008, age 81. Beloved wife of the late Richard. Dear mother of Earl (Joyce), John (Roberta), James (Shirley) and Sally (Peter) Densmore. Proud grandmother of Kelly (Greg) Kirk, Andrew (Michelle), Ryan, Richard, Sarah Densmore, James, Mary Densmore and Clara Densmore. Adored great-grandmother of Olivia. Also remembered by her brother, Earl Kelly. Visitation at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Pkwy. (16 Mile) Friday 3-9 p.m. Scripture Service at 7:00 p.m. In state Saturday 10:00 a.m. at St. Hubert Catholic Church, 38775 Prentiss (S. of Metro Pkwy., E. of Jefferson) until time of Mass at 10:30 a.m. Tributes to the Alzheimers Association are welcome. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at

LaROCHELLE PATRICIA ANNE LaROCHELLE PATRICIA LaROCHELLE Age 55. Passed away unexpectedly at her home Sunday morning, December 21, 2008. She is survived by her loving partner Kristine Sprague; her son, Jesse LaRochelle; beloved parents, Roger and Monica LaRochelle; Life long friend, Deborah Pekar. Visitation at the Sawyer-Fuller Funeral Home, 2125 West Twelve Mile Road (two blocks west of Woodward Avenue) in Berkley 3-9 p.m. Friday. Funeral 11:00 a.m. Saturday at the Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Michigan Humane Society.

LATELLA ANTHONY S LATELLA ANTHONY LATELLA ANTHONY TONY LATELLA December 6, 2008, age 62. Beloved husband of Victoria (nee Ludwick) for 39 cherished years. Loving father of Salvatore (Stacy), John (Shelly), and Jennifer (Keith) Monte. Proud Papa of Anthony, Vivian, Gabriel, and Gianna Latella, and Thomas and Joseph Monte. Dear brother of Carmella (Tony) Alastra, and John Latella. Predeceased by his adored parents, Salvatore and Rose Latella. Devoted "son" of Victor and Dorothy Ludwick. Tony was a former employee of the IRS where he worked for 28 years. He retired from the IRS and became the owner of Federal Tax Accounting and also was a partner/owner of Garden Fresh Salsa Company Inc. He was an avid golfer and proud member of the Italian American Chamber of Commerce, but what he enjoyed most was spending time with his grandchildren and family. Tony will be remembered as an incredibly compassionate man who sincerely cared about other people. He always put others before himself. His kindness, generosity and selfless nature will sadly be missed by everyone who knew him. Visitation Tuesday 3-9 p.m. and Wednesday 2-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary service at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile Rd). Funeral Thursday, in state 10 a.m. at St. Louis Catholic Church, 24415 Crocker (btwn. Harper and Metro Parkway) until time of Mass 10:30 a.m. Fr. Dale Redwanski to celebrate. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Tony's honor would be appreciated to the Hematology/Oncology Department at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at

LAUGHLIN ROLLO L LAUGHLIN ROLLO LAUGHLIN December 3, 2008, age 89. Born April 28, 1919 in Horton, MI. Proud veteran of the United States Army and Bronze Star recipient serving during WWII. He was a Physical Education teacher for Detroit Public Schools for 37 years. He was a member of Drayton Avenue Presbyterian Church since 1947 where he was a church elder and a deacon. Rollo enjoyed golf, bowling and outdoor activities. Beloved husband of Joan for 61 years. Dear father of Keith (Elayne), Marsha Schulz (Donald) and David. Grandfather of Amie, Carl, Nick, Dan, Molly and Dana. Brother of Rosalind Culp. Family will receive friends at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward Ave. (btwn 13-14 Mile) Saturday 4-7p.m. Funeral service Sunday 2p.m. at Drayton Avenue Presbyterian Church, 2441 Pinecrest, Ferndale, 48220. Memorial tributes to the church. View obituary and share memories at

LAURAIN AGNES L LAURAIN AGNES LAURAIN November 30, 2008, in Cleveland, Ohio. Age 65, of Pontiac. Former Financial Executive in Bloomfield Hills. Wife of the late Lawrence A. Laurain. Dear mother of Jeffrey R. Kingzett (Laurie Slade).Loving grandmother of Andrea Kingzett. Sister of Phyllis Hall (Kevin) and James Markus (Ruth). Aunt of David, Linda, Dawn, and Todd. Family will receive friends Wednesday 3-8 p.m. at A. J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Road (between Maple and Big Beaver), with Rosary at 3:30 p.m. Funeral Mass Thursday 10:30 a.m. at St. Benedict Church, 80 S. Lynn Street, Waterford. Visitation at church begins at 10 a.m. In memory of Agnes, memorial tributes may be made to the Lawrence Laurain Scholarship Fund, 2600 Crooks Road, Troy, MI 48084. View obituary and share memories at

LAVELLE JUDITH ANN LAVELLE JUDITH LAVELLE Age 57, of Commerce and formerly of Ferndale and Royal Oak, died peacefully in the arms of her family Sunday, December 7, 2008 after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer. She is survived by her beloved husband of 31 years, John; sons, Michael John, Christopher Joseph; father, John "Jack" Oxley; siblings, Jeff Oxley of Portland, OR, Marti Schak of Crystal Lake, IL, Claudia Oxley of Minneapolis, MN and many loving extended family members and dear friends. Preceded in death by her mother, Ann Oxley (d. 1997). A Memorial Service will be held at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 404 E. Liberty, Milford, Tuesday, 1 p.m. Friends may gather 1 hour prior to service. Memorials may be made to Habitat for Humanity. For further information contact Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors, Milford at 248-684-6645 or visit

LAWRENCE DENNIS P LAWRENCE DENNIS LAWRENCE 59, December 21, 2008. Retired from the Detroit Fire Department. Dear husband of Lou Ann. Dear father of Paul (Kristen), Christian, and Diane. Dear son of Wellington and the late Betty. Dear brother of Robert, Ronald (Sharon), Debra (Bernard) Spess, and the late Douglas. Dear uncle of Donald Spess, Jason, Christopher, and Janice. Also survived by three grandchildren. Memorial Service Tuesday, December 23, at 1 p.m. at Fred Quandt Post 3901 V.F.W. Hall, 1005 Pointe Tremble Rd., Algonac. Arrangements by Gendernalik Funeral Home, New Baltimore. LEATH DOUGLAS C LEATH DOUGLAS LEATH November 30, 2008. Age 57. Loving and adored son of Hazel and the late Edward Leath. Dearest brother of Lynn Leath and Mark Leath. Proud uncle of the late Tamara Vandierdonck. Doug loved to be outdoors and was an avid fisherman, hunter, and golfer. He also built computers as a hobby. A Memorial visitation will be held on Friday at noon at Renaissance Unity Church, 11200 E. 11 Mile Rd. at Hoover. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at

LECHENE LOUIS V LECHENE LOUIS LECHENE Age 75, December 24, 2008. Dear husband of Gertrude. Father of Ann (Chuck) Smalley and Brenda (Dan) Sutton. Grandfather of Erin, Megan, Joshua Sutton and Melanie Smalley. Brother of Gertrude Weakland and Diane Mack. Visitation 3-8 p.m. Sunday, Service 10 a.m. Monday at the Wasik Funeral Home, Inc. 11470 Thirteen Mile Rd. (West of Hoover) Warren. Burial St. Johns Memorial Cemetery, Fraser. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at

LECLUYSE DUANE M LECLUYSE DUANE LECLUYSE Age 50 of Washington Twp. December 20, 2008. Beloved son of Joyce Handley-Bellman. Currently employed at Michigan Humane Society in Shelby Township. Memorial Service Saturday, January 3 at 11 a.m. at Washington United Methodist Church. Arrangements by the Malburg Funeral Home, Romeo.

LEDWON CLARENCE H LEDWON CLARENCE LEDWON Age 83. December 16, 2008. Loving husband of Alicia. Dear father of Lenora, Alicia (Robert) Gutowski, Halina (Richard) McAlpine, Paul, Amanda and the late Clarence M. Beloved grandfather of Alexander and Dakota. Brother of Florence Lorence, Eugene (Antoinette) and Loretta Yoskovich, and the late Arthur and Leonard. Many nieces and nephews also survive. Visitation Saturday 5-9 p.m. and Sunday 1-9 p.m. at the Jurkiewicz & Wilk Funeral Home, 2396 Caniff, Hamtramck. In state Monday 9 a.m. at the Shrine Chapel of Our Lady of Orchard Lake, 3535 Indian Tr., Orchard Lake until time of funeral Mass 10 a.m. Interment Grandlawn Cemetery.

LEEGSTRA WILLIAM F LEEGSTRA WILLIAM LEEGSTRA Age 90 of St. Clair Shores. Beloved husband of Lois. Dearest father of Patricia Ann (Ron) Swoveland, Linda Jo (Jack "Skip") Isles, and Mark William. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of 11. Loving uncle to Kay (Bill) Camburn. Visitation Thursday 3-7 p.m. at Kaul Funeral Home, 28433 Jefferson Ave., St. Clair Shores. Services 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Share a memory at

LEENY LILLIAN M LEENY LILLIAN LEENY 86, of Farmington Hills, longtime Congressional Aid, December 18. Loving mother of Camilla Landry, Pamela (James) Kolo and Dennis; beloved grandmother of Scott Vermen, Barbara, Denise, Matthew Landry, Christopher and Terry. Lillian is preceded in death by her son Frederick. Funeral Mass Monday, December 22nd,11 a.m. (in state 10:30 a.m.) at the Servant Church of St. Alexander, 27835 Shiawassee (btw. Middlebelt and Inkster Rds.), Farmington Hills. Visitation Sunday 2-8 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary service at the Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, 23720 Farmington Rd. (just N. of Grand River, btw. 9-10 Mile Rd.), downtown Farmington (248-474-5200). Memorial tributes may be directed to the Children's Leukemia Foundation.

LEGAULT, RUTH VERA LEGAULT, RUTH LEGAULT, of Davison, formerly of Ortonville; December 13, 2008; age 76. Preceded in death by her husband Rene ; mother of Linda Roughton of Clarkston and Sue Legault of VA; grandma of Jason (Jennifer) and Jeremy Roughton, Lisa Yeau, Michael Williams and Gina Wiegand; great grandma of Matt, Chaz, Matthew, Cody, Colin, Mike and Ashley; sister of Nancy (Will) Kennedy of AZ. Ruth retired as an order timer at Al Serra Chevrolet, Grand Blanc. Funeral Service Thursday 10 a.m. at the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston where friends may visit Wednesday 3 to 9 p.m. Interment White Chapel Cemetery, Troy. Memorials may be made to American Business Woman s Association, or Brian's House Hospice. Online guest book

LEHANE FLORENCE LEHANE CONNIE LEHANE  Age 94, December 7, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Daniel, Sr. Dearest mother of Mike (Camille), Kathy (Rich) Farris, Daniel, Jr. (Kathleen), Tom and the late Diane (Al) Rayha. Survived by 11 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Visitation Tuesday 3-9 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. at the Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 Six Mile, Livonia. Wednesday visitation 9 a.m. at the funeral home until 9:30 a.m. prayers, then to St. Colette Catholic Church for her 10 a.m. Mass. Burial at St. Hedwig. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen or the Fr. Solanus Guild in Connie's honor.

LEHMANN FELICIA P LEHMANN FELICIA LEHMANN Age 93. December 4, 2008. Wife of the late Gregory "George". Dear mother of Barbara (Merlyn) Wade and Gregory (Ethel) Lehmann. Loving grandmother of Lisa, Linda, and Alan. Great-grandmother of Ian, Erica, Daniel, and Andrew. Sister of the late Ted Penchalski. Private cremation has taken place. Memorial Service to be held after the first of the year. Memorials to Angela Hospice or Kidney Foundation. Arrangements Edward Swanson & Son F.H.

LEIB DR SIDNEY Z LEIB DR SIDNEY LEIB Beloved husband of the late Marion Leib. Dear father of Adela (Jack) Weisman, and Ida (Louis) Goutman. Loving grandfather of Adam (Fawn) Chayet, Amy (Brian) Shapiro, Dr. Stephen Goutman, Julie (Todd) Lee, and Rachel Goutman. Adoring great-grandfather of Matthew and Abby Chayet, Jordyn and Jonah Shapiro. SERVICES 11:30 FRIDAY MORNING AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020. INTERMENT CLOVER HILL PARK CEMETERY.

LENANE KATHARINE SUZANNE LENANE KATHARINE LENANE Born June 24, 1932, deceased December 8, 2008. Beloved wife of Denis for 55 years. Loving mother to Kyle (Tim) Buelow, Laura Sophiea, Karen (Michael) Ostrowski, Judy (Graham) Lenane-Wilson, and Robert Lenane. "Grandma Sue" to Katie, Krissy, and Kerry Sophiea, of Pleasant Ridge, MI, Nicholas, Alexandra and Christopher Ostrowski of Huntington Woods, MI, Denis, Jackie and Jordan Lenane of Aylmer, Ontario, Canada, Brandon and Andrew Buelow of Marysville, MI, Matthew and Alistair Wilson of Hereford, England. Great-grandmother to Ruby of Hereford, England. Sue Lenane was the daughter of Robert Mason, MD (deceased), and Anna-Katharine Winnie (deceased) of Birmingham, MI. Sue raised her family in Ferndale, Michigan for 30 years, retiring to Waikoloa, Hawaii and then Fort Myers, Florida. Volunteerism was very important and she started Ferndale Youth Assistance, which sent deserving children to summer camps, and Sue was on the Oakland County Girl Scout Council. Sue volunteered in the pastoral care departments at many hospitals. The family is holding a Memorial Mass at St. James Catholic Church in Ferndale, MI on Saturday, December 27th at 10:00 a.m.

LENGELL LUCILLE LENGELL Age 86, died October 24, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Eugene. Loving mother of James (Kathryn) and Ann Lengell. Grandmother of Elizabeth and Zachary. Sister of Joe and George Monesmith. Memorial Mass at St. Columban Church, 1775 Melton, Birmingham, Saturday, December 13, at 10 a.m. Contributions to American Cancer Society appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors.

LENGJEL ANDREW G LENGJEL ANDREW LENGJEL Age 92, of Rochester Hills, December 28, 2008. A Veteran of the U.S. Navy, he served during WWII and retired from Nabisco in 1976. Husband of the late Marie and the late Clara. Father of Robert (Carol) Lengjel and the the late Kenneth Lengjel. Grandfather of Kristin (Michael) Sharum and Brian Lengjel. Great-grandfather of Connor. Funeral Service 11 a.m. Wednesday, at Pixley Funeral Home, 322 W. University Dr., Rochester. Visitation Tuesday 12-8 p.m. Memorial contributions to First Presbyterian Church of Royal Oak, 529 Hendrie Blvd., Royal Oak, MI 48067.

LESLIE JEFF LESLIE Age 61 of Cocoa, Florida, formerly of Grosse Pointe Woods. Suddenly November 30, 2008. Fiance of Jackie Scray. Loving father of Amy, Ashley and Alisse of Cocoa, Florida. Grandfather to Haley. Beloved son of William and Marion Leslie of Grosse Pointe Woods. Also survived by brothers Brian of Grosse Pointe, Guy of Traverse City, Carol (Bruce) Mertz of Coldwater, Susan (Ed) Till of Grosse Pointe Farms and Stephen (Claudia) of Grosse Pointe. Uncle to Mandy, Tiffany, Jeremy, Daniel, Katherine, Hannah, Stephen, Brian, Sam, Leonie and Sophie. Jeff was a decorated Vietnam War Veteran who served with the First Air Cavalry. He recently retired from the Civil Engineering Section, 45th Space Wing, Patrick Air Force Base, Cape Canaveral, Florida. Private memorial ceremony and interment on December 16, 2008 at the National Veteran's Cemetery, Holly, Michigan. Memorial contributions in Jeff's honor would be appreciated to the American Heart Association.

LIDDELL SHIRLEY L LIDDELL SHIRLEY LIDDELL Age 72 of Canton. Beloved wife of the late Jack Liddell. Dear mother of John Liddell, Jerry (Theresa) Liddell and Jaime (Mary) Liddell. Loving grandmother of five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Sister of Gail Pippen and Judy Stone. Funeral Service Wednesday, December 31, 2008 at 11 a.m. at the Vermeulen Funeral Home, 980 N. Newburgh Rd., Westland (734-326-1300). Visitation Monday 5-9 p.m. and Tuesday 1-9 p.m. Memorial contributions to St. Jude Children's Hospital. We invite you to leave a message of condolence for the family at

LIFORD JOE F LIFORD JOE LIFORD of Orion; died December 29, 2008; at 71 years of age. Loving father of Anna Tison, Mark Liford and Lisa Bouchard; grandfather of Chris, Jason, Michael and Teylor. Private family service will take place. Arrangements entrusted to COATS FUNERAL HOME, Waterford.

LINDH JANE E LINDH JANE LINDH Age 83. Passed away on December 8, 2008 at Mercy Hospital in Janesville, Wisconsin. Beloved wife of John W. for 65 years. Dearest mother of Bob (Barbara) Lindh and Janet Hess. Loving grandmother of Sean (Laura) Hess, Sarah (Charlie) Piotrowski, Susan (Jeremy) Cadwell and Richard Hess. Also five great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Don (Marge) Martin. Memorial gathering at the Sawyer-Fuller Funeral Home, 2125 West Twelve Mile Road (2 blocks west of Woodward Avenue) in Berkley 6-9 pm Wednesday and Thursday 12 noon until the time of memorial service at 1:00 pm. Memorial contributions may be made to Lutheran Social Services or to the charity of your choice. Share your memories at:

LIPARI LAURA LIPARI LAURA SCALISI LIPARI (NEE SCALISI)Age 81, December 9, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Thomas. Loving mother of Samuel Scalisi, Rosa (Mike) Gracey, Teresa (Ron) Matz, Joseph (Lynn), Salvatore (Jackie) and Nanette Lipari. Also step mother to Angie Germano, Marge (Seeward) Grigg and Diane Lipari. Proud grandmother of Jeff, Kelli, Tom, Nick, Caitlin, Jessica, Anthony and Spencer; also three great grandchildren and 10 step grandchildren. Dear sister of Joseph (Grace), Angelo (Lanny) and Jim Scalisi and her late twin Vito. Visitation at the Sterling Heights chapel of Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 13650 E. Fifteen Mile Rd. (at Schoenherr) Friday 2-9 p.m. Funeral Saturday at Holy Family Catholic Church, 641 Chyrsler Freeway, Detroit, MI 48226. In state 10:30 a.m. until time of Mass 11 a.m. Interment Private. Memories to be shared at

LINDSAY ELISABETH T LINDSAY ELISABETH LINDSAY Age 86, December 3, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Alec Lindsay. Loving mother of Mark (Michelle) Maxam and the late Petra Gilchrist. Dear grandmother of Fabien, Christian, Jason, Rebecca, Erin, Hannah and Joshua. Great-grandmother of Zachary, Noah, Jonas, Jack, David and Grant. Sister of Dick Koelman. Also survived by Mike and Linda Gilchrist. Visitation at the R.G. and G.R. Harris Funeral Home, 15451 Farmington Rd., Livonia, Friday 5 p.m. until memorial service at 7 p.m. Memorials may be directed to Trinity Presbyterian Church. Please sign the online guestbook at

LINDSAY ELZORA CECILIA LINDSAY ELZORA LINDSAY December 22, 2008, age 91. Visitation Friday 11 a.m.-8 p.m. at United Memorial Funeral Home, 75 Dickinson St., Mt. Clemens. Funeral Saturday, Family Hour 10:30 a.m. until service 11 a.m. at Vinson Chapel A.M.E. Church, 22435 Quinn Rd., Clinton Twp.

LINEBERRY MARGARET LOUISE LINEBERRY MARGARET LINEBERRY Age 72 of Jacksonville, Arkansas (formerly of Detroit, Michigan), passed away Friday, December 1, 2008. She was retired from the U.S. Navy and a devoted volunteer at the Jacksonville Care Channel. She is loved and survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Chris and Leah Rowan, and granddaughter, Jessica. Also survived by three nieces, three nephews and many friends. A committal service will be held Saturday 11 a.m. at the mausoleum at Riverside Cemetery, Plymouth. Share memories at:

LINSKE NORMAN L LINSKE NORMAN LINSKE of Waterford, December 2, 2008, age 60. Loving husband of Angie for over 37 years. Dear father of Colleen (Ken) Quick, Mathew Linske and Karen (Jim) Miller. Dear son of the late Charles and the late Kathren Linske. Beloved grandfather of Allison, Ashley and Ella. Brother of Donald (Jane) Linske. Son-in-law of Laura Virga (the late James). Mr. Linske was a Lithographer and attended St. Perpetua Catholic Church. Funeral Mass will be Saturday, December 6, 2008, 12:00 p.m. at St. Perpetua Catholic Church, 134 Airport Road, Waterford. Celebrant Father Jack H. Baker. The family will receive friends Thursday 5 to 8 p.m. and Friday 2 to 8 p.m. at the RIVERSIDE CHAPEL, Simpson-Modetz Funeral Home, 5630 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford and at the church on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. Rite of Committal St. Hedwig Cemetery, Dearborn Heights. Memorials may be made to the Lighthouse of Oakland County. Online guest book

LIPSKI IRENE LIPSKI December 4, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Lucjan. Beloved mother of Stefan (Susan), Elizabeth LaRue and Patricia (Jim) Berger. Dearest grandmother of four. Also family members survive in Poland. Memorial Mass Saturday, December 13th, 11 a.m. at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Wilmot, Michigan. Arrangements entrusted to the E.J. Mandziuk & Son Funeral Directors, Sterling Heights, Michigan.

LITAK WALLY LITAK WALLACE LITAK 66, passed away suddenly November 27. He is survived by his sister, Carole (Bob Kercorian), his brother, Dr. Robert Litak (Carolyn), and niece, Marissa, as well as numerous relatives and friends. Wally was preceded in death by his father, Theodore, his mother, Louise, and his infant nephew, Mason. Wally earned a Bachelor's Degree from Wayne State University and worked in the insurance industry for many years. He retired from the Henry Ford Health System several years ago and spent time reading and traveling to visit family and friends in Florida, Oregon, and Costa Rica. Wally was a dear man and will be missed by all who knew him. A Memorial Service is planned for a later date. Please send any remembrances to Arrangements entrusted to Edward Korkoian Funeral Home, 248-541-8325. LOCKEY THEODORE LOCKEY TED LOCKEY Age 83. December 2, 2008. Beloved husband of Eleanor for 60 years. Dear father of Glenda (Terry) Tarr and the late Paul (Linda). Loving grandfather of Stephen (Noelle), Diana, and Beth Tarr and Allison Otrhalik. Proud great-grandpapa of Gareth. Visitation Saturday 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Memorial Service at St. John Lutheran Church, 23225 Gill Road, Farmington Hills, MI 48335. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. John Lutheran Church.

LIVERNOIS DAVID JEROME LIVERNOIS DAVID LIVERNOIS Beloved husband of Marietta. Loving father of John, Stephen (Lisa), Georgette (Paul) Leydet, Thomas (Jennifer), Catherine (Donald) Affeldt and Robert (Rebecca). Proud and loving Papa of Douglas, Gregory, Sarah, Matthew, Stacey, Hannah, Emily, Laura, Max, Jessica, Rachel, Ava, Dominic and Natalie. Brother of Thomas (Angela) Livernois of Hudson, Florida and brother-in-law of Robert Hale. Visitation Saturday 4-8 p.m. and Sunday 1-8 p.m. at Buehler Funeral Home, 26429 Gratiot, Roseville. In state Monday 9:30 a.m. until time of service 10 a.m at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 21620 Mack, St. Clair Shores. Memorial donations to the family.

LIZAK GLADYS JOY LIZAK GLADYS LIZAK Age 84, December 15, 2008 of Lincoln Park. Beloved wife of the late Frank J. Lizak. Loving mother of Suzanne (Ken) Duprey, Melinda Lizak and the late Mark Lizak. Dear mother-in-law of Debra (Stan) Roberson. Dearest grandmother of Benjamin (Michelle) Lizak, Rebecca (Scott) Overholt, Alison (James) Winiarski, Christopher Duprey and great-grandmother of Ethan Overholt. Mrs. Lizak was a lifelong member of the Ecorse Presbyterian Church. Visitation Thursday 1-8 p.m. Funeral Service Friday 1 p.m. at the John K. Solosy Funeral Home, 3206 Fort, Lincoln Park. Interment Michigan Memorial Park.

LLOYD PEGGY E LLOYD PEGGY LLOYD Age 55. Beloved wife of Steven R. Dear mother of Nicholas and Christine (Rick) Schroeder. Loving grandmother of Kaitlynn Lloyd, Dominic Schroeder, and Anthony Schroeder. Funeral service Monday 10 a.m. at the Kaul Funeral Home, 28433 Jefferson, St. Clair Shores. Visitation Sunday 2-9 p.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton Township. Donations to the American Cancer Society. Memories may be shared at

LOCKE, GEORGE E LOCKE GEORGE LOCKE of Lake Orion; age 81; went to his forever home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on December 26, 2008. Loving husband of his sweetheart Beverly for 53 years; dear father of Paul (Cindy) Locke, Susan (Wayne) Stemple and Thomas (Valerie) Locke; dear grandpa of Gregory, Stephen (Becca), Andrea, Kimberly, Emily (Bobby), Ashley, Kathleen and Stephanie; great grandpa of Jacob, Noah and Josiah; beloved brother of Leona (Jim) Daniels and the late Bonnie (the late Fred) Bemman. Mr. Locke was retired from the General Motors Pontiac Retail Store. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Lake Orion and was a W.W. II veteran of the United States Marine Corps. George will be remembered as a man who loved his wife, his family and above all, God. Funeral Services will be Monday, December 29, 2008, 11:30 a.m. at the RIVERSIDE CHAPEL, Simpson-Modetz Funeral Home, 5630 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford. Officiating Pastor Thomas Townsend. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday 2 to 7 p.m. Interment Ottawa Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer that memorials be made to the First Baptist Church of Rochester. This is not goodbye, for we will see you on the other side. Online guest book

LOCKHART KENNETH LOCKHART Age 58. December 13, 2008. Beloved husband of Gina. Loving father of Kenny (Aileen), Matt (Kim) and Monica (Erik) Malone. Step-father of Alex Reschka and Roger Crooks. Loving son of Rita. Proud grandfather of Matty, Morgan, Riley, Katelyn and Michael. Dearest brother of Burt, Brenda, Donna, Darlene, Diane and Loretta. Survived by his pets Rocky and Vito. Visitation Tuesday 2-8 p.m. with the Service at 8 p.m. at the St. Clair Shores Chapel of Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 25800 Harper (3 blks. N. of 10 Mile). Share a memory at

LOEBER FREDERICK LOEBER FRED LOEBER Born 2-28-43, Detroit MI, passed away suddenly on 12-24-08 Winter Haven, FL. He is survived by his daughter, Polly A. Loeber and the mother of his daughter, Joanne Loeber Clark. He also has extended family in Ohio. He served in the United States Navy and later retried from General Motors after 26 years. He was an avid golfer and airplane pilot. His many friends and co-workers in MI and FL will miss him dearly. A gathering of friends will be held at Oak Ridge Funeral Home on Saturday, January 3, 2008 from 1-5 p.m. Arrangements in Michigan will follow at a later time. Condolences to the family can be sent to:

LOGAN WILLIAM F LOGAN WILLIAM LOGAN Age 77, of Brooklyn, passed away December 16, 2008. He was born February 7, 1931 in Detroit the son of William and Marjorie (Roose) Logan. William married Anne Krek on June 25, 1949 in Highland Park, MI and she survives. He was a member of St. Joseph Shrine Catholic Church and the American Legion. Bill retired from Excello Manufacturing as a Manufacturing Manager in 1988. Besides his wife, Mr. Logan is survived by his children: Mary Baeske of Livonia, Bill Logan and Matt (Kim) Logan of Brooklyn, Wendy (John) Watson of Romulus; 11 grandchildren: grandsons; Bill (Layla) Logan, Paul Baeske, Greg Logan, Matt Logan, Alex Logan and Johnny Watson, granddaughters: Michelle Logan, Amanda Logan, Lora Baeske and Krystal Watson. Mr. Logan was preceded in death by his son-in-law Paul A. Baeske and daughter-in-law Nicky Logan. Memorial donations may be given to St. Joseph Shrine Catholic Church. Envelopes will be available at the Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Braun Chapel, Brooklyn where family will receive friends on Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. with a 7:30 p.m. Vigil Service. A Funeral Mass will be on Saturday, December 20, 2008 beginning at Noon at St. Joseph Shrine Catholic Church with Father Carl Simon officiating. Interment St. Joseph Shrine Catholic Cemetery. Please sign Mr. Logan's guestbook at or leave a message of comfort for his family by calling 877-231-7900.

LOMO ORLANDO LOMO 65, of Allenton, formerly of Roseville. Beloved husband of Evelyn (nee Sotelo). Dearest father of Lowell (Joann) Lomo MSGT U.S. Marines, Orlando Lee Lomo II, Lesley (Marc) Barry and Lisa Lomo. Grandfather of Karl and Sierra. Son of Magdalena (nee Nomos) Lomo. Brother of Rudolfo (Heidi) Lomo and Fredesminda (Reynaldo) DeGuzman. In state Monday 10 -11 a.m. Mass at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 883 Capac Rd., Allenton. Visitation Saturday 6-8 p.m. and Sunday 1-8 p.m. at Tiffany-Young & Hauss Funeral Home, 73919 North Ave., Armada.

LONG ADELE A LONG ADELE LONG Age 74. December 14, 2008. Beloved wife of Alan. Dear mother of David and the late Daniel. Dear mother-in-law of Wenise Long. Dear grandmother of Beth (Mike) Reinbold, Benjamin Long and the late Emily Long. Dear sister of Ernest and Edward Beuthien. Funeral Thursday 2 p.m. at A.H. Peters Funeral Home 20705 Mack Ave. at Vernier, Grosse Pointe Woods. Visitation Wednesday 2-9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions appreciated to the family. ahpeters.comLOWE CHARLES E LOWE CHARLES LOWE Age 93, passed away December 1, 2008, while surrounded by his family. Beloved husband of the late Bettye. Dear father of Rebecca (Glen) Ponte, Ronald W. (Jeanine) Lowe, and Charles E. (Tonya) Lowe, Jr. Also survived by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and friends. Memorial visitation at Schrader-Howell Funeral Home, 280 S. Main St., Plymouth, Saturday, December 27, 2008, 1-5 p.m. Masonic Service at 4 p.m. Memorials may be made to Angela Hospice.

LONG, MARY IRENE LONG MARY LONG age 88; of Linden, formerly of Highland Twp.; December 21, 2008. Preceded in death by her beloved husband, Kirby Lewis Long. Survived by her loving son, Lewis (Joyce) Long; grandchildren, Stephanie (Michael) Nichoff and Daniel (Katie) Long; and numerous extended family members and dear friends. A Funeral Service will be held at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 404 E. Liberty, Milford, Wednesday, December 24, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Margo officiating. Burial Highland Cemetery. Friends may visit Tuesday from 3 to 8 p.m. For further information please phone 248-684-6645 or visit

LOON MARIA AGATHA LOON MARIA LOON Age 82, December 28, 2008. Beloved wife of 54 years of Cornelis. Loving mother of Patricia (Gabe) Lajko and Deborah (Jerry) Mattiello. Dear grandmother of Chelsea. Visitation at R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Home, 15451 Farmington Rd., Livonia, Friday from 1 p.m. until Memorial Service at 4 p.m. Memorial Contributions may be directed to American Cancer Society.

LOUIS RAMONA LOUIS December 17, 2008. Loving sister of Florence Louis Conner (the late Russ), Robert Louis, John J. Louis (Delia), and the late Helen Louis and Evelyn Louis Campbell. Dear aunt of Helene Yerkovich (Jerry), James Campbell, Robert Louis, Marc Louis, and John Louis (Rana). Funeral service Saturday 11 a.m. at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward (between 13-14 Mile). Family will receive friends Friday 2-8 p.m. Burial at Roseland Park Cemetery. View obituary and share memories at

LOVEGROVE JAMES REYNALDO LOVEGROVE JAMES LOVEGROVE of Waterford; suddenly December 24, 2008; at 31 years of age. Loving husband of Shannon; dear father of Jon, Katie and a son to be born in February; beloved son of Rose (Ron) Fabbro and Daniel E. Lovegrove; also survived and will be missed by many other family members. Funeral Service Sunday, December 28, 2008 1 p.m. at COATS FUNERAL HOME, Waterford. The family will receive friends Saturday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the family for future education expenses for James children. To send a condolence to the family go to and select Guestbook.

LUCAS MATHEW M LUCAS MATHEW LUCAS Age 40. November 29, 2008, suddenly. Father of Ricky. Beloved son of the late Frank and Barbara. Dear brother of Jerry (Vicky), Jan (Mark) Gray, Terry, Dale, Nancy (Chris) Cook, Ken, and the late Harold. Uncle of Allison, Courtney, Melanie, and Kevin. Visitation Wednesday at the Jarzembowski Funeral Home, 18957 W. Warren Ave. at Artesian, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m Funeral Service 5:30 p.m.  

LUKASIK PATRICIA E WENGRZYNOWICZ LUKASIK PATRICIA WENGRZYNOWICZ LUKASIK PATRICIA LUKASIK (NEE WENGRZYNOWICZ)Beloved wife of Alex. Loving mother of Matthew, John, and Mark. Loving daughter of Mary Ann and the late Henry Wengrzynowicz. Dear sister of John Wengrzynowicz. Graduate from Fitzgerald High School Class of 1969. Visitation Saturday 5-9 p.m. and Sunday 1-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary Service at the Sterling Heights Chapel of the E.J. Mandziuk & Son Funeral Directors, Inc., 3801 18 Mile Rd. (N.W. corner of 18 and Ryan). Mass of the Christian Burial Monday at St. Lawrence Catholic Church at 10 a.m. Mrs. Lukasik will lie in state at church from 9:30 a.m. until time of Service. In lieu of flowers, family suggests donations to A.S.P.C.A. or American Cancer Society. Please view and share memories at

LUTHER DON P LUTHER DON LUTHER December 2, 2008. Age 87. Beloved husband of Sandra. Dearest father of Darleen Kingsley and Norma Acton. Dear half brother of Jean Sisson DeSenzio, Natalie Luther Fuller, Paul Sisson, and Bob Sisson. Dear grandfather of six; great grandfather of eight. Visitation Friday 3-9 p.m. at the Kaul Funeral Home, 35201 Garfield, Clinton Twp. Funeral Saturday 12:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Circumnavigator's Club Foundation, 24 East 39th Street, NY, NY, 10016. Please share a memory of Don at

LUTOMSKI ALICE H LUTOMSKI ALICE LUTOMSKI 93, of Madison Heights, died Wednesday, December 17, 2008. Dear aunt of Ileen Doerr, Loraine (Ralph) Cameron and Arlene (the late Charles) Yonka and many other nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her husband, Edward Lutomski; sister, Jessie Yonka and brother Frank Waseleski. Funeral Service 11 a.m. Saturday at Chas Verheyden Funeral Home, 28499 Schoenherr, Warren. Burial at White Chapel Cemetery, Troy. Visitation 2-9 p.m. Friday. Memorial contributions to the Salvation Army. Light a candle and share a memory at

LUTOMSKI ELIZABETH LUTOMSKI Age 89. December 27, 2008. Beloved wife of Harry. Loving mother of Robert (Kathleen) and William (Debbie). Loving grandmother of Travis, Morgan, Andrew and Eric. Great-grandmother of Nathan. Sister of the late Ernest and Steve. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Visitation Sunday 2-8 p.m. and Monday 2-8 p.m. with Rosary 7 p.m. at Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home, 16300 Mack, Grosse Pointe Park. In state Tuesday 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass 10 a.m. at St. Jude Catholic Church, 15879 E. 7 Mile Road, Detroit. Memorial contributions to the family appreciated. Light a Candle and Share a Memory at

LUTZ FLORANCE MAY LUTZ FLORANCE LUTZ Age 91 December 11, 2008 of Livonia. Beloved wife of the late Alexander J. Lutz. Dearest mother of Karen L. (Gary) Boik and Robert A. (Nancy) Lutz. Loving grandmother of Courtney, James and Jimmy. Funeral service Monday, 11 a.m. at the Taylor Chapel of Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 9800 S. Telegraph. Visitation Sunday, 1-9 p.m. Interment Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Detroit.

LUTZ SUSAN LUTZ SUE LUTZ Age 99. Devoted wife of the late Peter. Beloved mother of Geraldine "Jeri" Snitchler and Marilyn Martin. Loving grandmother of four and great grandmother of seven. Predeceased by four brothers and two sisters. Visitation Monday at Faulmann & Walsh Golden Rule Funeral Home, 32814 Utica Rd., Fraser, from 2 p.m. till 9 p.m. with a 8 p.m. Rosary service. Additional visitation at Assumption Grotto Catholic Church in Detroit on Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. till time of Mass at 10 a.m. Share memories with the family at:

LYCZAK HELEN LYCZAK Age 86 December 21, 2008 Beloved wife of the late Joseph. Dear mother of Peter (Kim), Gregory (Margaret), Joel (Deborah) and Amy. Dearest grandmother of Jeff (Kelly), Denise, Daniel (Amy), Kara (Craig) MacMillan, Michael, Luke Trembeth and Kevin Moore. Loving sister of Frank, Chester, Edward and Raymond Mandziuk. Funeral Services entrusted to the Harry J. Will Funeral Home, Livonia. Interment St. Roch Cemetery, Caseville, MI. Memorial Service will be at a later date. Please leave a message for the family at

LYNCH DONALD EDWARD LYNCH DONALD LYNCH of Commerce Twp., formerly of Plymouth, December 20, 2008, age 85. Preceded in death by his beloved wife, Violet Mae. Survived by his loving sons, Donald (Lois) Lynch of Livonia and Michael (Laurie) Lynch of Commerce Twp. Also 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; brother, Tom (Vera) Lynch of Indianapolis; sister, Sue (Tom) Kema of Sarasota, FL; numerous nieces, nephews and dear friends. A Funeral Service will be held at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 404 E. Liberty, Milford, MI Saturday, December 27th at 2 p.m. with Rev. Anne Schaefer officiating. Friends may visit from 12 p.m. until time of Service. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or American Cancer Society. For further information please phone 248.684.6645 or visit

LYON ROBERT G LYON ROBERT LYON December 5, 2008, age 87. Beloved husband of the late Phyllis. Dear father of Jerry, Robert (Denise), Elizabeth Geisler (Dallas), Thomas (Luann), Mary Ellen, Daniel & John (Lisa). Brother of Franklin, Leigh, Phyllis and Frances. Also survived by 11 grandchildren and many great grandchildren. Proud lifetime member of the International Association of Machinist Aerospace Engineers. Funeral Service Monday 11:00 am at the Dearborn Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 22546 Michigan Ave. Visitation Sunday 1-8 pm. Interment Maple Grove Cemetery, Mason, MI. In lieu of flowers memorials suggested to Hope Lutheran Church, 3640 Madison, Dearborn, MI 48124.

LYONS MARY ANN LYONS MARY LYONS of Fraser, died Monday of an acute myocardial infarction. She was born Christmas Day 1915 in Sayreville, NJ, and was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, William, in 1991. Mrs. Lyons taught for many years in the Detroit Public Schools, nurturing students from kindergarten level through adult school. She raised two sons, William John, M.D., and the late David Allan, while pursuing her first career in education. At the death of her husband, she began a second career, assuming the presidency of his corporation, Lyons Tool and Engineering. From 1991 until the present, she was active in the management of the company, leading them to their ISO9001 Certification in 1999. In addition to her responsibilities as a businesswoman, Mrs. Lyons was a generous supporter of De La Salle Collegiate, Madonna University, and The Orchard Lake Schools. She enjoyed an active life despite severe macular degeneration that plagued her in her later years. She participated in the American Polish Engineers Association, the Friends of Polish Art, and Friends of the Cardinal and Archbishop of Detroit. She was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Business Administration from Madonna University in May 1996 for her achievements in business. She also recently received the Distinguished Benefactor Award of the Brothers of the Christian School. She is survived by her son William; her six grandchildren William, Kristin, Peter, Katherine, Adria, and David; and her two great-grandchildren David Paul and Madeline Ann. Visitation will be Sunday 3-9 p.m. and Monday 1-9 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra and Sons Funeral Home, 36900 Schoenherr Rd. at Metro Parkway (16 Mile Rd.), Sterling Heights. Service 10 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home; Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On Line Guest Book" at



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