April 2009


MacDONALD GERALD V MacDONALD GERALD MacDONALD 70, of Sarasota, Florida, died April 5, 2009 after a brief struggle with acute Leukemia complicated by 24 years of Multiple Sclerosis. Mr. MacDonald was a graduate of the University of Michigan in 1960 with a B.A. degree in Economics, followed by graduate degrees from Rutgers and Stanford University. He began his career as a teller at Manufacturers National Bank of Detroit and progressed in rank to Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. He was later responsible for the merger of equals with Comerica Bank in 1991. He consequently served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Comerica until he retired in 1993. The MacDonalds resided in the Detroit suburbs and after retirement wintered in Sarasota, FL and spent summers in Holland, Michigan. Mr. MacDonald enjoyed family, golf, music and playing the bag pipes. He was well known for his warm smile and his strong faith in Jesus Christ. He is survived by his wife Carol; daughter, Heather (Dr. Tom) Arne of Sarasota, FL, and son, Brian (Stephanie) MacDonald of Minneapolis, Minnesota; and eight grandchildren, Ian, Abbey, Stuart, Luke, Laura, Eric, Logan and Daniel. This summer there will be a memorial service in Holland, MI. Mr. MacDonald had requested that in lieu of flowers, memorial gifts would be sent to: Living Memorial The JESUS Film Project, 27631 La Paz Rd., Suite A, Laguna Niguel, CA. 92677, Phone: 1-800-387-4040.

MACGREGOR HELEN BRIXTON MACGREGOR HELEN MACGREGOR Of Brighton, MI. Age 84, passed away on April 17, 2009. A Memorial Service will be held on May 2, 2009 11:00 a.m. at Brighton United Methodist Church. Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Joseph Livingston Hospice. Please leave a message of comfort to Helen's family by calling 877-231-7900 or sign her guestbook at Arrangements by Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Hamburg Chapel. 810-231-0200

MACHAJSKI THADDEUS J MACHAJSKI THADDEUS MACHAJSKI March 29, 2009. Age 88. Loving uncle of Bernard Kensy of Phoenix, Arizona. Funeral Services Monday 9:30 a.m. at Sajewski Funeral Home, 19111 W. Warren to Sts. Peter and Paul Church 10 a.m., Rosary Sunday 6 p.m. Visitation Sunday 3-9 p.m. Interment St. Hedwig.

MacLEOD SCOTTI M MACLEOD SCOTTI MACLEOD age 75; of Rochester Hills; April 5, 2009. Loving wife of the late Richard Kersey; dear mother of Susan (Harold) Garian, Diane Freeborn-Fletcher (Cary), Mark, Stephen (Tia), John (Kim), Matthew Freeborn and the late Theresa Norton; survived by 11 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Memorial Service, Thursday, April 9, 2009 1 p.m at the Potere-Modetz Funeral Home 339 Walnut Blvd, Rochester. The family will receive friends Wednesday 4 to 9 p.m. Inurnment Mt. Avon Cemetery. Memorials to Paralyzed Veterans. Online guestbook

MADDOX DETRIA MADDOX Age 45, passed away at 7:56 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8, 2009 with her loving family at her side. She will be dearly missed by family and friends. A private family viewing from 11 a.m. until 12 noon Saturday at Sawyer-Fuller Funeral Home, 2125 W. 12 Mile Rd., (2 blocks W. of Woodward), Berkley. Funeral services will take place immediately following. Share your memories at

MAHONEY BARBARA E MAHONEY BARBARA MAHONEY Age 87, of Rochester Hills, April 18, 2009. Wife of Kenneth J.; mother of James M. (Mary Ann), Thomas J. (Leslie), Timothy E. (Valerie) Mahoney and Mary Ellen (Ron) Leithiser; also survived by six grandchildren and three great grandchildren; sister of John Carleton and special cousin of Eleanor Hughes. Memorial service Saturday 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 165 E. Square Lake Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302; family will receive friends 10:00 a.m. until time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in honor of Barbara's life to the St. Paul U.M.C. Building Fund. Arrangements entrusted to Pixley Funeral Home, Rochester, MI 48307.

MAIN MILES M MAIN MILES MAIN Age 68, April 1, 2009 of Fenton. Beloved husband of Patty S. Main. Loving father to Danny (Cheryl) Milan, Kimberly (Russell) Hill, Kelly (Robert) Newman. Proud grandfather of eight grandchildren. In state Saturday 9 AM followed by 10AM funeral Mass, Our Lady of Sorrows, 23815 Power Rd. (at Shiawassee) Farmington. Arrangements by Vermeulen Funeral Home, 980 N. Newburgh Rd. (Btwn. Ford and Cherry Hill), Westland. To leave a message of condolence visit

MAINWARING DR ROSSER L MAINWARING DR ROSSER MAINWARING DR MAINWARING April 13, 2009, age 86. Beloved husband of Bertha "Bunny" Hall and the late Susie. Dearest father of Rosser (Christine), Dr. Mark (Lisa), Michele (Dale) Robinson, Scott (Victoria) and the late Michael. Also survived by many grandchildren. Funeral Thursday 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Dearborn, 600 N. Brady. In state in church 10 a.m. till time of service. Visitation Wednesday 2-9 p.m. at the Dearborn Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 22546 Michigan Ave. Dr. Mainwaring was former director of Pathology at Oakwood Hospital. Memorial contributions may be made to Oakwood Hospital Guild.

MAIR ROBERT MAIR BUBBA MAIR Age 76, resident of South Lyon, former resident of Plymouth, Fenton, and Hawks, MI. Born June 5, 1932 in Toledo, OH, passed away April 8, 2009. Graduated University of Toledo "Summa Cum Laude" in 1958. He proudly served in the US Navy during the Korean Conflict. Beloved husband for 53 years of Mary Lou. Loving father of Scott, Kyle, Amanda, Coreen, Holly, and Susan. Dear brother of George. Adored grandfather of eight. Visiting Saturday 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. Casterline Funeral Home, Inc., 59255 10 Mile Rd., South Lyon (248) 446-1171. In lieu of flowers contributions appreciated to St. Andrew's Society of Detroit, 30161 Southfield Rd., Cranbrook Center - Ste. 112, Southfield, MI 48076 or the hospice of your choice.

MANFREDINI BARBARA MANFREDINI Age 76. Former wife of Anthony J. Manfredini and wife of the late Andrew J. Lesondak. Dear mother of Paula (Frank) Sullivan, Gary (Michelle), Andrew (Trish), Ken (Dawn) Lesondak, Amy (Kevin) Koslowski, Tony (Jessie) Manfredini and the late David Lesondak. Grandmother of eight, sister of Shirley (the late Leonard) Schroskey. Memorial vistiation Sunday 2-7 p.m. at Charles Step Funeral Home, 18425 Beech Daly (btwn. 6-7 Mile). Memorial Mass Monday 11:00 a.m. at St. Valentine Church (on Beech Daly, S. of Five Mile). Contributions to Arbor Hospice. 

MANN HILDA RUTH MANN HILDA MANN April 4, 2009, age 90 of Westland. Beloved wife of the late Sherman. Beloved sister of Alma Buehler and the late Ellen (Mennick) Long. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. In state Thursday 9 a.m. at St. John Ev. Lutheran Church, 35320 Glenwood Rd., Westland until time of service at 10 a.m. Family will receive friends Wednesday 1-9 p.m. at the Uht Funeral Home, 35400 Glenwood Rd., Westland. Family requests memorials to Heart Association or to St. John Ev. Lutheran Church. Please visit and sign a tribute at

MANNING LAWRENCE FREDERICK MANNING JR LAWRENCE MANNING JR LARRY MANNING JR 81 of Detroit, died on April 12, 2009. Beloved husband of Theresa (Mushenski) Manning. Loving Father to Keith Mushenski (Cathy). Proud Grandfather to Nathan Mushenski. Graduate of Newton College, and retired salesman of Motion Savers Inc. Lawrence served in the Navy during WWII at the age of 17. He was a life member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, lodge 34; member of the Knights of Columbus and Fraternal Order of Police. He will be deeply missed, but he has left his family and friends with many great memories of his love, humor and generosity. There will be a memorial Mass July 9, 2009 at St. Albertus Church in Detroit. Interment will be at Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly, MI. Contributions may be made to P.A.H.S.A. St. Albertus Historic Site, 4231 St. Aubin, Detroit, MI 48207 in Lawrence's honor.

MARK PHILLIP A MARK PHILLIP MARK of Dearborn died April 17, 2009 at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. He was born to James and Emmelie Mark on May 28, 1926 in East Tawas, Michigan. Phil served his country in the US Navy during World War II aboard the USS Murphy, in both the Atlantic and Pacific Theatres. A professional musician and music educator, he taught vocal music in the Dearborn School District for 40 years and served as Choir Director at St. Albert the Great, Sacred Heart and St. Anselm parishes. Phil worked for the Dearborn Recreation Department for many years, directing summer theatre productions and conducting the Community Chorale. He had a wonderful singing voice and was a member of the American Male Chorus and the Dearborn Choral Art Society. He also concertized with the Langsford Singers as member and soloist, both locally and in Europe. Phil enjoyed camping and travel during his summer breaks, creating many wonderful family memories. He really enjoyed golfing with his friends and liked to work on improvement projects for his home and yard. He was a voracious reader and wordsmith, and his quick wit, laugh and mannerisms will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Phil is survived by his children Marcia, Brian (Roseanne) and Christopher, and was a loving Grandpa to Sean, Atlee and Sophia; survived also by his brother Bob (Barbara), siblings-in-law Bill (Berniece), Madelyn, Margaret and Patrick (Rosie), and many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Earlene, for whom he cared with steadfast devotion through her long struggle with Alzheimer's disease; also predeceased by brothers Jim and Jack and sister Dora. Visitation will be at Howe-Peterson Funeral Home Dearborn Chapel, 22546 Michigan Ave. on Wednesday, April 29 from 4-9 pm and Thursday, April 30 from 1-9 pm, with a scripture service at 7 pm. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, May 1 at 10:30 am at Sacred Heart Church, 22430 Michigan Ave., Dearborn. Please share your memories with the family at In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family to create a scholarship fund for aspiring musicians in Phillip's memory.

MARKER MARY LOU MARKER MARY MARKER MARY LOU DICKSON MARKER MARY DICKSON MARKER (NEE: DICKSON) 78, Venice, Florida formerly of Detroit died on February 7, 2009. She was born on April 25, 1930 in Detroit. Survivors include her sister Dorothy (the late George) McDowell; brothers Robert (Brigid) Dickson and Fr. Norman Dickson, S.J. and two nieces and five nephews and 14 great nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Thomas, her niece Mary Lou and parents Charles and Ann Dickson. A Memorial Mass will be said at St. Peter and Paul (Jesuit) Church on Jefferson and St. Antoine in downtown Detroit on April 25, 2009 at 11 a.m. Donations can be made in her memory to Tidewell Hospice Palliative Care, Fund Development, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, Florida 34238. 

MARSH STACY ANNE MARSH STACY MARSH April 21, 2009 , age 50. Loving mother of Katherine, Rachel, Lauren and Emily. Beloved daughter of Romolo and the late Nancy Renzi. Dear sister of Todd (the late Kimberly) Renzi and Paula (Richard) Kast. Also survived by four nieces and one nephew. Visitation THursday from 1-4 p.m. at the Ford Funeral Home, 26560 Van Dyke (S. of 11 Mile Rd. or the 696 Expressway). In state Friday from 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass 10 a.m. at St. Clement Catholic Church, 25320 Van Dyke (N. of 10 Mile Rd.). Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the children's education fund.

MARTINEZ ELOY MARTINEZ Age 89, April 25, 2009. Beloved husband of the late Goldie I. for 62 years. Loving Godfather of Sarah-Jane Williams. Dear brother of Lino, Margo and Juanita Hernandez. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral service Tuesday 11:00 a.m. at THAYER-ROCK FUNERAL HOME, 33603 Grand River Ave. (1 blk. West of Farmington Rd.), downtown Farmington. Visitation Monday 3-8 p.m. Memorials suggested to the Michigan Humane Society.

MARTINEZ JOHN JOSEPH MARTINEZ JOHN MARTINEZ age 77, April 14, 2009. Beloved husband of Diana. Dear father of Linda May, Laura Markee, Virginia Conyers, Benjamin, Christina Gladden, Michelle Renee and Laurie Kies. Grandfather of 12. Great Grandfather of seven. Retired Marine Corps First Sargent. Memorial Mass Friday 10:00 am at Sts. Simon & Jude Catholic Church, 32500 Palmer Rd. (between Merriman and Venoy). Arrangements by Santeiu & Son, (734)427-3800

MASSIMINO JOSEPH MASSIMINO Age 79, of St. Clair Shores. Beloved husband of Sharon. Father of Dennis (Terri), Kevin, Craig, Laura, Scott (April) and Chris (Dawn) Massimino. Grandfather of six. Brother of John "Bobby" and Thomas "Tim" (Patricia) Massimino; and uncle of five. Joseph was the owner of Massimino Music and served with the Army during the Korean War. Visitation will be held Thursday, April 2 from 3:00-9:00 p.m. at Kaul Funeral Home, 28429 Jefferson Ave., St. Clair Shores with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held Friday, April 3 at 10:00 a.m. at Kaul Funeral Home, Pastor Pat Guido officiating. Share a memory with the family at

MATHERS SALLY JO MATHERS SALLY MATHERS Age 56 on April 23, 2009 in Ann Arbor. Beloved life time partner of Ruth Fraser of Novi. Dearest daughter of Elizabeth Mathers of Pinckney. Visitatiion Sunday 1-6 p.m. and beginning at 9:30 a.m. Monday until the time of Service at 1 p.m., both held at the Keehn Funeral Home, Brighton (810-229-9871). Burial to follow at St. Patrick Cemetery, Brighton. Memorials to Arbor Hospice appreciated.

MATHEWS LAWRENCE A MATHEWS LAWRENCE MATHEWS age 58; of Rochester Hills; suddenly on April 23, 2009. A graduate of Wayne State University with his BA and his Masters Plus, he was employed by the Troy Public Schools for 34 years as an educator at Hamilton Elementary School. An avid sports enthusiast, particularly baseball, he was the former manager and coach for the Michigan Federation League. Beloved husband of Linda since September 13, 1975; dear father of Michelle (William) Keene of Oakton, VA, Lauren (David) Harpster of Waterford and Jeffrey Mathews of Tempe, AZ; special grandfather to Cameron and Taylor Keene and Aiden Mathews Harpster, who is due to arrive June 10. Graveside Funeral Service 11 a.m. Tuesday at White Chapel Cemetery, 621 W. Long Lake Road in Troy. Visitation Monday, 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Pixley Funeral Home, 322 W. University Drive in Rochester. In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate memorial contributions to the Michigan Humane Society. Larry mentored thousands of children during his career and never once doubted the worth and integrity of each child.

MATHISON DOROTHY R MATHISON DOROTHY MATHISON Age 83, April 22, 2009 formerly of Detroit. Beloved wife of the late Henry. Loving mother of Leo (Eileen) Smith, iIchard, Rahn (Robin) and the late Mary Louise Gerlath. Dear sister of Robert Ward, Theresa (Waite) Melton and Henry Nock. Dear grandmother of 11, great grandmother of two and great great grandmother of one. Funeral Friday 10 a.m. at The Allen Park Chapel-Martenson Family of Funeral Homes, 10915 Allen Rd. (at Goddard). Visitation Thursday 4-9 p.m. Interment Woodmere Cemetery. Family suggests donations to In House Hospice.

MATTINGLY JEAN M MATTINGLY JEAN MATTINGLY Age 79, April 7, 2009. Beloved wife of almost 57 years to Albert "Al". Devoted mother of Bill (Linda), Mary Ann (Art) Phillips, Susan (Steve) Collins and Beth (Cristopher) Smith. Dear sister of Teresa (Jeff) Salerno and Mary (Al) Paocelli; and cherished grandmother of Chelsea, Joe (Jessica), Katie, Sarah, Jessica, Matt, Cristopher, Amanda and Jon. Jean is at peace with her beloved granddaughter, Chelsea. Visitation Monday, April 13th, 2-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary, at the Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, 23720 Farmington Rd., (btw. 9-10 Mile Rds., just N of Grand River), downtown Farmington (248-474-5200). Funeral Mass Tuesday, April 14th, 10 a.m. (in state at 9:30 a.m.) at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 23615 Power Rd, Farmington. Interment at Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly, Wednesday 10 a.m. Memorial tributes suggested to Salvation Army or Society of St. Vincent DePaul at O.L.S.

MATTISON ROOSEVELT MATTISON SR of Detroit passed April 21, 2009. Beloved husband of the late Lula Mae, cherished father of Barbara, Roosevelt Jr., Theresa, and Caliente. Dearest grandfather to Warren, Lou, Joshua and Tia. Survived by siblings, Minnie, Melzetta, Floyd, Willie Lee and Saylor Lee. Family Hour Friday, April 24, 2009 from 6-8 p.m. at Swanson's Funeral Home, 806 E. Grand Blvd., Detroit. Homecoming Celebration Saturday, April 25, 2009, 10 a.m. at the Church of Our Father Missionary Baptist Church, 5333 E. Seven Mile Rd.

MAVAR MARY MUCHA MAVAR MARY MAVAR Born June 16, 1914 in Redstone, Pennsylvania to Stanislaus and Margaret (Pajur) Mucha. Died April 10, 2009 in Stering Heights, MI. Dear mother of Gertrude and the late Thomas. She leaves her last surviving sibling Stanley Muha, four grandchildren and many relatives and friends. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Leader Dogs for the Blind Memorial Department P.O. Box 5000, Rochester, Michigan 48308-5000.

MAYES H RAY MAYES Age 78 of Rochester. April 8, 2009. Loving husband of Nancy for 56 years. Dear father of Curt (Pam), Craig (Chris), Gerry (Laura) Mayes, Laurie (Chuck) McLeod, Sandra (Dave) Unger, and Jim Mayes. Brother of Corine (Don) Kropp. Also survived by 14 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Ray retired from Michigan Bell Telephone after 39 years and was a Wayne State Graduate. He enjoyed sailing, water skiing and tennis. Funeral service Saturday, April 11, 2009, 11 a.m. at the Potere-Modetz Funeral Home, 339 Walnut Blvd., Rochester. The family will receive friends Thursday 4-9 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. until time of service. Interment Mt. Avon Cemetery. Suggested memorials to the International Foundation, 1145 Great Oaks Blvd., Rochester, MI 48307. Online guestbook 

MAYNOR CHASIE MAYNOR Age 74. April 22, 2009. Beloved husband of Sarah Jane Maynor. Loving father of Lois Woods, Nathan (Diana) Maynor, Betty (Juan) Maynor, Nickles Maynor, Darlene Maynor, Brenda (Gary) Gumbetter. Caring grandfather to Ronnie Woods, Jason, Dakota, Isabella, and Delsin Maynor. Funeral Tuesday 10 a.m. at A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 32000 Schoenherr at Masonic (13½ Mile Rd.), Warren. Visitation Sunday 3-9 p.m. Monday 1-9 p.m.

McAGY FRANCES M McAGY FRANCES McAGY Age 94, April 11, 2009. Be loved wife of the late Garnet. Dear mother of Shirley (Tony) Paralta and Donald (Jodi). Grandmother of David (Lourdes) McAgy and Tamilla (Brian) Shareef Dow. Great-grandmother of Kane and Roman McAgy and Aiden Dow. Sister of the late George (Marion) Kaiser and Glenn (Ruth) Kaiser. Visitation Monday 2-8 p.m. funeral service Tuesday 11 a.m. at Buehler Funeral Home, 26429 Gratiot, Roseville. Memorial donations to Hospice of Michigan.

McAULIFFE ANN R BRODERICK McAULIFFE ANN BRODERICK McAULIFFE ANN McAULIFFE Of Wethersfield, Connecticut, died on Friday, April 3, 2009. She was born on September 1, 1909 in Athea, County Limerick, Ireland, and was raised in Dingle, County Kerry, Ireland. She was the daughter of the late Thomas D. and Hannah M. (McDonnell) Broderick. Ann is the beloved wife of the late John J. McAuliffe Sr. In addition to her husband, Ann was predeceased by her brother, David F. Broderick, of Detroit, MI, and her sister, Mary E. Broderick of Manchester, CT. She leaves her son and daughter-in-law, John J. and Arlene T. McAuliffe and her daughter and son-in-law, Margaret A. Peggie and Richard J. Walsh III, all of Wethersfield; and three granddaughters; and three great-grandsons. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, April 7, 2009. For online expressions of sympathy or information, please visit

McCABE WINNIFRED T McCABE WINNIFRED McCABE Age 81, March 6, 2009. Dear sister of James (Helen), Catherine M. (the late Harold) Sotzen, Joseph (Mary Lou) Ingweiller, John (Joan), Peter (the late Donna), and the late William (the late Mary). Loving aunt of several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. Celebration of Life: Saturday, May 2, 2009 at 11 a.m at Guardian Angels Church, Clawson, MI. Memorials to Sanctuary at Alexander, 718 W. 4th St., Royal Oak, MI 48067

McCARTHY JAMES DANIEL McCARTHY JR JAMES McCARTHY JR Tax Attorney of Potomac, Maryland, died April 19, 2008, due to complications from pneumonia, surrounded by his family, at Inova Alexandria Hospital. Born on June 23, 1930 in Detroit, Michigan, Mr. McCarthy graduated from Catholic Central High School in 1948 and Wayne State University undergraduate and law programs shortly thereafter. Following law school, he moved to Washington D.C. where he served as a tax agent with the Internal Revenue Service. Later he would move to New York City and worked for the international accounting firm Alexander Grant and Co. A resident of Rockville and Potomac, Maryland since 1967, Mr. McCarthy returned to the Washington, D. C. area to lead the tax consulting division at General Business Services, Inc. once the largest franchise business in the U.S. During his time at GBS, he provided annual tax seminars across the country and developed close personal friendships with many of GBS's over 700 franchisees. After 20 years, he left GBS and started his own practice, Specialized Tax Service where he worked until the day he died. It was noted by his family, that he made it through one more tax season. While providing tax and estate advice was his prime livelihood, one of his greatest joys and proudest accomplishments were the students he taught and mentored for over twenty years at Southeastern University in Washington, D.C. His marriage to Judith Lemanske ended in divorce. Survivors include his loving wife, Margaret Buckler McCarthy of Potomac, Maryland; one daughter Ellen McCarthy (Hannah) of Alexandria, VA; one son, Timothy McCarthy of Brunswick, MD; son-in-law Gordon Hannah of Alexandria, VA ; three grandchildren, Benton McCarthy, Liam Hannah and Eileen Hannah; two nieces, Beth Ranalli and Audra Kozlowski; four nephews, Peter Hengy, James Hengy, Michael Hengy, Michal Baert. He was predeceased by a sister Ann McCarthy Hengy. Donations may be made in lieu of flowers to Wayne State University Law School (471 West Palmer Street, Detroit, Michigan 48202) or Catholic Central High School (27225 Wixom Road, Novi, Michigan, 48374).

McCLELLAND BLANCHE MCCLELLAND of Davison, formerly of Fenton; age 77; was taken home to be with our Heavenly Angels, Monday, April 20, 2009 at Genesys Hospice Care Center, Goodrich. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 12 Noon Friday, April 24, 2009 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 600 N. Adelaide St., Fenton; Rev. Fr. Bosco Padamattummal celebrant. Burial will follow in St. John Catholic Cemetery, Fenton. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, 12 to 3 and 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday. A Scripture Service will be held 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. On Friday, there will be Visitation at the church for one hour prior to the Mass. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice. Blanche was born in Detroit, MI on July 18, 1931, daughter of the late Louis and Ellen (Beardsley) Rees. Blanche Rees married John A. McClelland Jr. on February 27, 1954. John preceded her in death on June 28, 2003. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church of Davison and Fenton where she was a member of the St. Jude Guild and the choir. Blanche also volunteered with many charitable organizations and was a Den Mother. Blanche was an RN with St. Joseph Hospital of Pontiac and Crestmont. Blanche is survived by her children, John McClelland III (Danielle) of Davison, Victoria (Tom) Bevel of Alabama, Claudia (Douglas) Hawes of Flint and Craig (Lisa) McClelland of Waterford; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by daughter, Gail; twin daughters and a sister. Blanche's family wishes to give a special thanks to all of her caregivers and the staff of Genesys Hospice Care Center in Goodrich. Please share your thoughts with the family at

McCORLEY VIRGIL McCORLEY SR passed away on April 13, 2009. He leaves to cherish his memories six sons, a host of relatives and love ones. aka: "Butterball"

McDONALD OWEN R McDONALD OWEN McDONALD of Dearborn Heights. Age 75. April 15, 2009. Beloved husband of Karin. Loving father of Cheryl (Scott) Atkinson, Bret (Sandy), Mike, Gina (Tom) Paquette, Al and John. Cherished grandfather of Nick, Kelly, Ryan and Dustin. Dear great grandfather of Peyton and Paige. He is predeceased by his parents Owen and Zula; and his brothers Charles, Wendell, and sister Irene. Visitation at Hackett-Metcalf Funeral Home, 2640 Monroe Blvd. (near W. Outer Dr.) Dearborn, Friday 2-9 p.m. Funeral Saturday 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions to Arbor Hospice or Dearborn Animal Shelter would be appreciated.

McDONOUGH JILL ERIN MCDONOUGH JILL MCDONOUGH age 38; of White Lake; passed away on April 18, 2009, surrounded by her caring family after losing her courageous battle with diabetes. Dearest daughter of Judy and Jim McDonough; loving sister of Jodi (Ray) Mercer; special granddaughter of Gramma Bretz; and her best friend, Riley, her dog. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, April 24, 2009, at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 9086 Hutchins Road, White Lake. Jill will Lie in State on Friday beginning at 10 a.m. until the time of mass. In lieu of flowers, memorial envelopes will be available at church for The Juvenile Diabetes Association or Odyssey Hospice. Rest in Peace, Jill "the pill."

McDOWELL LAURA McDOWELL Age 75 of Redford. April 16, 2009. Loving mother of Shannon (Benjamin) Luppino. Dearest grandmother of Linda Laura Luppino. Dear sister of Enzo Galli, Nella Cassin and the late Albert Galli. A memorial gathering will be held Saturday, April 18 at the R.J. Nixon Funeral Home, 2544 Biddle Ave., Wyandotte, from 1 p.m. until the time of the memorial service at 2:45 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, 25900 Greenfield Rd., Suite 401, Oak Park, MI 48237-1267. Online obituary and guestbook at:

McGINNIS NANCY A McGINNIS NANCY McGINNIS Age 52, April 24, 2009. Mother of Sarah and Katy. Grandmother of Corey, Alissa and Ian. Sister of Dian (Rick) Thomas, Sandra (Hirsel) Maxwell and Brenda (Kevin) Jarvis. Daughter of Barbara and LeRoy Clyne. Visitation Sunday 4-8 p.m. at the John N. Santeiu and Son Funeral Home, 1139 Inkster (between Ford Rd. and Cherry Hill). Memorials suggested to American Cancer Society.

McGUIRE JAMES G McGUIRE JAMES McGUIRE age 79, March 31, 2009. Beloved husband of the late Jean. Loving father of Vincent McGuire, Maureen (Dirk) Mueller, Darlene Mahone, and Kenneth (Janice) McGuire. Dear grandfather of 8. Visitation Friday from 3:00 until 8:00 p.m. at the S. K. Schultz Funeral Home, 21705 Gratiot at 8 ½ Mile Road. Funeral Service Friday 7:30 p.m. Share memories at

McILVANE PAUL G McILVANE PAUL McILVANE Age 82, April 8, 2009. Beloved husband of Shirley M. Loving father of Michael P. McIlvane, Mary Jane McIlvane-Maguire and the late Daniel J. Dear brother of Robert McIlvane and Betty May. Service Saturday 11 a.m. at the Fisher Funeral Home, 24501 Five Mile (three blocks W. of Telegraph), Redford Twp., 313-535-3030. Visit Friday 1-8 p.m. Memorials suggested to the family's wishes.

McKEE SAMUEL EDWARD McKEE SAMUEL McKEE April 3, 2009. Age 83. Longtime Melvindale resident and supporter. Beloved husband of Joanne. Loving father of Kevin (Suse), Tim (Val) and Marty (Connie) McKee. Also survived by seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Dear brother of John (Dee) and the late Hugh (Irene) McKee. Funeral Monday April 6, 2009 at 12:00 p.m. at Voran Funeral Home, 5900 Allen Rd. (Allen Park Chapel). Visitation Sunday 2-9 p.m. Interment Michigan Memorial Park Cemetery. Online guestbook at

McLEAN IVA LORETTA McLEAN IVA McLEAN Age 90, April 11, 2009. Beloved wife of the late Donald. Dear mother of Don (Diane), Jerry, Carole (Dennis) Mitchelson. Dear grandmother of Rhonda, Vince, Lori, David, Mark, Donnie, Adam, and Michael. Dear great grandmother of Lauren, Alex and Sidney. Memorial service on Thursday April 16, 2009 at 7p.m. at Dearborn Christian Fellowship Church, 21360 Donaldson, Dearborn, Michigan 48124.

McLELLAN ROBERT McLELLAN April 24, 2009. Brother of the late Rose Sheridan and Richard McLellan. Brother-in-law of Frank Sheridan. Visitation at the O'Brien/Sullivan Funeral Home, 41555 Grand River, Novi on Tuesday from 1:00 p.m. until the time of service at 7:00 p.m. Online sympathy message at:

McLOTT ROSE MARIE McLOTT ROSE McLOTT April 21, 2009 age 85. Beloved wife of the late Donald W. Dear mother of Sandra M. Goedde and the late Linda C. Whitfield. Grandmother of Michael (Kathryn) Huyck, Jennifer Huyck and LaVerne and Christine Whitfield. Great-grandmother of Michael and Jacob. Sister of Christine (Robert) Armstrong, Edward Bannhard, the late Richard Bannhard and Geraldine Schenk. Aunt of Catherine (Kevin) Kelly. Private Funeral Service. Arrangements by Fred Wood Funeral Home (Rice Chapel), Livonia.

McNAMARA EARL JAMES McNAMARA EARL McNAMARA November 13, 1925 - April 19, 2009. Earl was born in Wyandotte, MI to William and Mary (Morrison) McNamara. Earl married Onah Mary Quinn on August 13, 1949. He is survived by his children, Patrick (Carolyn) of Ann Arbor, Timothy and Terrence of Malibu, CA, Kevin (Susan) of Trenton, Margaret "Peggy" Cox of Richmond, VA and Brian of Los Angeles, CA; his grandchildren, Ryan, Erin, Meghan, Sean (Natalie), Molly, Emily, Kimberly and Kyle; his great-grandchildren, Michelle, Autumn, Corrine, Jillian and Aislin. Earl is also survived by his sister, Vera (the late William) Sullivan. Arrangements by the Trenton Chapel-Martenson Family of Funeral Homes. Private memorial services will be held by family. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 107 Aprill Dr. #1, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. Visit on-line guestbook at

McNEIL SHARON LEE McNEIL SHARON McNEIL April 18, 2009. Beloved Mother, Aunt, Niece, Cousin and Friend. Survived by daughter September and son Michael. She lived a graceful life with a kind, caring, funloving soul. She enjoyed sharing laughter with family and friends and quiet time at home and in her garden. She had a passion for gardening.

McNEILLY CATHRINE McNEILLY Age 69. April 8, 2009. Loving mother of Robert (Dawn) and John (Ann). Dear grandmother of Brian, Kathleen, Adam and Jacob. Dearest great grandmother of Brandon. Sister of Margie McMahon, Sam (Dot) Micale, Angelo (Joan) Micale, Mary Standish and Grace (Joseph) Roman. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visitation Friday 3-9 p.m. at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 1/2 Mile Road). Funeral Service Saturday 11:00 a.m. at the Funeral Home. Please share memories at

MELENDEZ LUIS MELENDEZ GUITO MELENDEZ LUIS E MELENDEZ Create by our Lord Jesus on 2/22/31 Ascended to the Glory of Jesus on 4/17/09. Our Papi entered into the arms of Jesus Christ (John 11: 25-26) at the age of 78, after losing the fight of a long and courageous battle with asbestos (Black Lung). His departure was 1st class, a peaceful landing into heaven; his family could not have prayed for more! His love was always a figure eight (never ending) starting with his love of 55 years Angela. Growing stronger through the years with his daughters: Marisa Melendez, Maribel (George) Bermudez, Marianela (Ramon) Rodriquez, Marilyn (Pablo) Olivo, Marisol (Joseph) Livingway. Continuing his love threw his grandchildren, Timothy, Erika, Jorge (Heather), Edward, Sabrina, William, Cal, Riley, Jonathan, Ethan, Jenna and great grandchild, Serena; 19 brothers and sisters threw out Puerto Rico and residing in Michigan were brothers Antonio (Sara) and Roberto (Carmen), along with numerous nephews and nieces. Even though we will miss you now, we will someday rejoice together again. We love you Papi! Come share with us his life at Voran Funeral Home, 23701 Ford Rd, Dearborn on Tuesday, family 3-4 p.m., friends 4-9 p.m., Wednesday 1-9 p.m., and Funeral on Thursday 10 a.m. at Voran Funeral Home.  

MELNIK WINIFRED M MELNIK WINIFRED MELNIK Age 71. Survived by her husband of 50 years, James, and her five children, Kathryn Sharpe, James (Donna), Theresa, April, Stephanie (Scott) Anderson, and 10 grandchildren, Bradley, Douglas, Brian, Melanie, Amanda, Nicholas, Nathan, Alyson, Delaney and Gavin, a brother Jerry ( Anita) Preistly, as well as a number of nephews, nieces and cousins. Winnie was a long time neighborhood and church volunteer and a friend to anyone she met. She loved to spend as much time as possible with her children and grandchildren. She was an avid sportswoman who loved to bowl, golf, ski, swim and play tennis. Winnie coached girls softball for a number of years. She also enjoyed spending time with her social group, The Night Owls, who will now sorely miss her company. Visitation at the Jarzembowski Funeral Home, 18957 W. Warren Ave. (at Artesian)Tuesday 1-9 p.m. Rosary 7 p.m. Funeral Wednesday 8:45 a.m. from the funeral home to St. Francis D'Assisi Church, Mass of the Resurrection 9:30 a.m. Interment St. Hedwig Cemetery.

MERCURE LOUISE J MERCURE LOUISE MERCURE LU MERCURE LOUISE J SZKARADNIK MERCURE (Nee Szkaradnik) Age 85. After a lengthy illness and under hospice care, passed on April 15, 2009 at her eldest daughter's home in Warren. Louise was born August 8, 1923 in Detroit and was formerly a resident of Ferndale for over 50 years. She retired from the General Motors, Fisher Body Livonia Plant in 1986. Louise is survived by her children, Frances (Dr. Charles) Schena, Warren, Marie (Gary) Krywko, Drummond Island and Christopher Mercure, Fairhaven; grandchildren, Rebecca Krywko, St. Louis, Missouri, Anita (Jason) Kimbrough, Traverse City and David Mercure, Ferndale; several loving nieces and nephews, and a sister, Margaret Plichinski. Louise was preceded in death by her parents, Michael and Frances Szkaradnik, sister, Wanda Szkaradnik, and brothers Anthony and Michael Gren. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, April 20, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Edmund Catholic Church, 14025 Twelve Mile Road, Warren (east of Schoenherr). Viewing will take place from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass. Interment will take place in Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton Township. Visitation is 3-9 p.m. Sunday, April 19, at the Wujek-Calcaterra Funeral Home, 36900 Schoenherr Road at Metropolitan Parkway (16 Mile Road), Sterling Heights. A Scripture service will take place at 7 p.m. The family wishes to express heartfelt gratitude to the many teams of Beaumont Hospice that have provided compassionate, professional, and loving care to Louise for three years. In appreciation, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Beaumont Hospice, 1200 Stephenson Hwy., Troy, MI 48083. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at:

MERMELSTEIN RITA MERMELSTEIN Beloved wife of the late Albert. Loving mother of Cecile Mermelstein, Elizabeth Heath and Arthur Mermelstein. Dear sister of Dr. M. Lawrence Rubinoff. Also survived by Ashley and Tama Gorman, and many other loving friends and neighbors. Services Thursday 1:00 p.m. at HEBREW MEMORIAL CHAPEL (248) 543-1622. Interment at Hebrew Memorial Park Cemetery.

MERRICK CLARA L MERRICK CLARA MERRICK Age 86 of Newport. April 13, 2009. Beloved mother of Ronald (Judy) and Rev. Fr. John "Richard." Dearest sister of Stanley Truel. Loving grandmother of Lori (Jim) Waling and Lynne (David) Foren. Great grandmother of Sydney Maddux, Samantha Maddux, Grant Foren, Griffin Foren and Sibley Waling. Friends may call today from 3 -8 p.m. at the Allore Chapel-Martenson Family of Funeral Homes, 203 E. Elm Ave., Monroe, where a Scripture servcie will be at 7 pm. Funeral Services wil be Thursday. She will lie in state from 10 a.m. until a Mass of Resurrection at 10:30 a.m. from St. Charles Catholic Church , Newport. Memorials to Mercy Memorial Hospice. Online condolences at

MESSER THOMAS MESSER Age 81 of Wyandotte; April 23, 2009. Loving husband of the late Violet and dearest father of the late Thomas Alen Jr. Owner of Messer Limousine Service in Wyandotte. Visitation Sunday 4-8pm, Monday 1-8pm and Funeral Tuesday 2pm at R.J. Nixon Funeral Home, 2544 Biddle, Wyandotte, 734-284-1600. Contributions suggested to the American Cancer Society or the American Diabetes Association.

MICHAELS LEO E MICHAELS LEO MICHAELS April 15, 2009. Age 76. Beloved husband of Irene. Dear father of Lynn (Jim) Yagley, Tom (Laura), Mark (Quynh), Alan (Beth) and Brian (Belinda). Also remembered by 14 loving grandchildren. Visitation at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr @ Metro Pky (16 Mile), Saturday 5-9 p.m., Sunday 2-9 p.m. Scripture service Sunday (time pending kindly call 586-826-8550). In state Monday 9 a.m. at St. Martin dePorres Catholic Church, 31515 Hoover (just North of 13 Mile), until time of Mass at 9:30 a.m. Burial Great Lakes National Cemetery. Tributes to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society are welcome. Member Belgian American Association & Retirees and Belgian American Century Club. Share Memories with the Family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at

MIKKOLA ERIKA RUTH MIKKOLA ERIKA MIKKOLA 42; of Auburn Hills; entered the Lord's presence on April 2, 2009. Erika Ruth Dayton was born March 8, 1967, the beloved daughter of Richard C. Dayton and Bonnie A. Dayton. She graduated from Rochester High School in 1985, earned an Associates Degree from OCC prior to her marriage to James Mikkola in July of 1997. She is survived by her three sons, David (8), Nathaniel (6) and Lukas (4); by eight brothers and sisters; many nieces, nephews, grand-nephews, an aunt, cousins and many dear friends. She loved gardening, art, and the Lord. Most of all, she was an awesome and loving mom to her boys. She is already greatly missed and we look forward to our reunion with her in heaven.

MILLER GLENN W MILLER GLENN MILLER Age 63 of Brighton, passed away Thursday, April 2, 2009. Born May 12, 1945 in Detroit, the son of Harry and Rheba (Struck) Miller. Glenn retired from the U.S. Army after 20 years of faithful service and was a member of the Disabled American Veterans. Beloved husband of Karen Ann (Holmes) Miller whom he married on May 28, 1966 in Detroit. Dear father of Steven (Amy) Miller of Monument, CO and grandfather to Rachel, Zachary, and Bryce. Also survived by mother, Rheba Miller of St. Clair Shores; siblings Joyce Miller of Westland and Lloyd (Karen) Miller of Eastpointe. He was preceded in death by his sister, Fayla Wilkins. Visitation Sunday 1-8 p.m. with services Monday 11 a.m. at MacDonald's Funeral Home, Howell (517-546-2800). Burial in Great Lakes National Cemetery. Please visit the family's guestbook at

MILLER HENRY LEONARD MILLER HENRY MILLER Passed away April 4, 2009 after a brief illness. He was born January 24, 1914 in Detroit, MI to James Joy Miller and Edith Blanch Leonard. He was married and widowed after 56 years. to Maryanna Miller. Henry's careers included farming, Eastern Airlines and St. Joseph Hospital in Ann Arbor. In retirement, he enjoyed working for the U of M Athletic Dept. including football, hockey and basketball as well as spending summers working at Camp Arbutus in Traverse City. Survived by four daughters; Susan Hall, Rosalind Johnson, Julie Hall and Mary Ward; six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Visitation at Muehlig Funeral Chapel, Friday, April 10, 4-8 p.m. and on Saturday, from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11:00 a.m.

MILLER JANICE E MILLER JANICE MILLER JANICE TAYLOR MILLER Age 57; of Holly; died in Christ Thursday, April 23, 2009. Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 27, 2009, at Calvary United Methodist Church, Holly with Rev. Faith Timmons officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Calvary United Methodist Church. Janice was born October 3, 1951, in Flint, MI, the daughter of Milton and Doris (Robinson) Taylor. Janice lived her life in service to God and others. She loved cooking, reading, music, community service and travel. In recent years her adventures included a cross-country drive to Seattle, trips to Arizona and Wisconsin, cruises to Alaska, the Caribbean and Italy and her trip of a lifetime to Paris and London. She is survived by her beloved husband of nearly 37 years, Jeff Miller; three children, Jennifer (Matt) Hein of Wausau, WI, Morgan (Nicole Gressa) Miller of Issaquah, WA and Matthew Min-Ho Miller of Hazel Park; two grandchildren, Gideon Matthew Hein and Miriam GlavinHein; mother, Doris Taylor-Bissell of Mt. Morris; brother, David Taylor of Merritt; sister, June (Dennis) Cronkright of Gladwin; sister, Ellen (Kenny) Williams of Montrose. She was preceded in death by her father, Milton "Bud" Taylor. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Calvary United Methodist Church of Holly or Hidden Springs Church of Howell, MI.

MILLER KEITHA JOYCE MILLER KEITHA MILLER; of Clarkston, former long-time resident of Pontiac; April 16, 2009; at 83 years of age. Wife of the late Elmer Max Miller; beloved mother of James Miller, the late Robert Miller, the late Kenneth Miller and the late John Miller; special mother-in-law of Sherry Miller; adoring grandmother of Cori and Ashley; dear sister of Loren (Doris) Kay and Kenneth (Dee) Kay; sister-in-law of Lela Miller; also many nieces and nephews. Joyce enjoyed family camping trips in her younger years, bowling, reading and playing cards. She was an Avon Representative for many years. Joyce was also a member of the ladies auxillary Eagles #1230 and VFW #1370. Special thanks to her caregivers at AllenCare. The family will receive friends Saturday 5 to 8 p.m. Funeral Service will be Sunday, April 19, 2009, 1 p.m. at COATS FUNERAL HOME, Waterford. Interment will be in White Chapel Cemetery, Troy. To send a private condolence to the family go to and select guestbook.

MILLER WANDA J MILLER WANDA MILLER age 69; of Walled Lake; died April 14, 2009. Beloved wife of the late Glen Miller (d. 2004); loving mother of Lisa (Steve) Clark; grandmother of Kyrissa, Kaylee and Kyle; sister of Mary Campbell and Ilene (Larry) West; also numerous nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held at Kingdom Hall Jehovah s Witness, 56985 10 Mile Rd., South Lyon, MI (at Milford Rd.) Saturday, 1 p.m. Memorials to the Kingdom Hall Jehovah s Witness appreciated. Serving the family is Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, Walled Lake. Condolences at

MILLER WILMA JEAN MILLER WILMA MILLER of Ortonville; went to meet her children, the late Clyde and Angie Miller, on March 30, 2009; at 74 years of age. Beloved wife for 58 years to Jack E. Miller; dear mother of Kathy (Tim) Burch; sister of Judy Braden; also survived by seven grandchildren; and five great grandchildren. Memorial Service will be 4 p.m. Saturday, April 4, 2009, at Coats Village Funeral Home, Sherman-Wilk Chapel, 135 South Street, Ortonville. Pastor Kevin Shorkey will officiate. Family will receive friends on Saturday from 12 Noon until the time of the service. To send a private condolence to the family go to and select guestbook.

MILLS DOROTHY DROZ MILLS DOROTHY MILLS Age 87, following a valiant battle with cancer. Beloved wife of the late Henry Mills and the late Julius Droz. Dear mother of Gary Droz, Alan Droz and Ken Droz. Cherished sister of Aaron (Annie) Cohen, the late Faye Rodner, the late Belle Levine, the late Beatrice Banks Belfer and the late Herman Cohen. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. SERVICES 3 P.M. MONDAY AFTERNOON AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020. INTERMENT CLOVER HILL PARK CEMETERY.

MISURACA FRANK P MISURACA FRANK MISURACA Age 88, April 15, 2009. Beloved husband of Katie. Loving father of Patricia (Mark) Bartolomeo, Fred (Yvonne), Vita (Mike) Coffey, Frank (Cindy) and the late Anthony. Proud grandfather of nine and three great grandchildren. Dear brother of Catherine Cammarata. Visitation at the Sterling Heights Chapel of Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 13650 E. Fifteen Mile Road (at Schoenherr) Saturday 5-9 p.m. and Sunday 1-9 p.m. with Rosary 7 p.m. Funeral Monday at St. Paul of Tarsus Catholic Church, 41300 Romeo Plank Rd. (at Canal) In state 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass 10 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 328 South 72nd Street, Omaha, NE 68114 or American Heart Association of Michigan, Southfield, Michigan. Memories to be shared at

MISZTURA ARTHUR JOHN MISZTURA ARTHUR MISZTURA April 18, 2009. Age 64. Beloved husband of Katherine. Dearest father of JoAnn (Raymon) Cannon, and Jane (Gilbert) Koss. Dear grandfather of Jonathan, Robert, Shawn, Sara, Joshua, and Megan. Dear brother of David (Arlene), Daniel (Rosetta), Arnold (Mary), and Christine Hubbard. Visitation Tuesday 3-9 p.m. with 6:30 p.m. Scripture Prayers at the Kaul Funeral Home, 35201 Garfield, Clinton Township. In state Wednesday 10:00 a.m. until the time of Mass 10:30 a.m. at St. Ronald Catholic Church. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association. Please share a memory of Art at

MITCHELL DORIS CATHERINE MITCHELL DORIS MITCHELL Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend passed away Thursday, April 2, 2009 after a battle with ovarian cancer. She leaves behind her husband of nearly 52 years, Norman; daughters, Michéle Weibel and Kelly Jo Melzer; sons, Michael, Bruce, Martin and Cameron Mitchell and five grandchildren. Visitation will be Sunday, April 5 from 2-6 p.m. at The Harry J. Will Funeral Home (Lents Chapel), 34567 Michigan Avenue, Wayne, Michigan. A funeral service will be held at the First Congregational Church of Wayne, 2 Towne Square, Wayne, MI on Monday, April 6. In state at 10:00 a.m., service at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations be made in memory of Doris Mitchell to the Karmanos Ovarian Cancer Center, 4100 John R, Detroit, MI 48201.

MITCHELL DUANE MITCHELL Age 81, of Roseville. Beloved husband of the late Loreice (nee Lutfy). Dear brother of Dora Fern (Walter) Geruschat. Preceded in death by four brothers and three sisters. Mr. Mitchell, a Marine Corps Veteran, graduated from Susquehanna University in Pennsylvania and retired from teaching at Pershing High School. He performed graduate work at Wayne State University. Memorial Service 11 a.m. Saturday, April 25 at St. Marks Lutheran Church, Roseville. Arrangements handled by Kaul Funeral Home, Roseville.

MOCERI-CROTSER PATRICIA M MOCERI-CROTSER PATRICIA MOCERI-CROTSER PATRICIA MOCERI PATRICIA CROTSER of Santa Clarita, California, formerly of Oak Park, Michigan. Loving wife of Hugh Crotser, died unexpectedly April 23, 2009. Loving daughter of Stephen and Victoria Moceri of Oak Park; sister of Janet (Jeff) Hannah, Whitmore Lake, Debi (Ron) Christenhusz, Reno, Nevada, Frances A. Moceri, Royal Oak, Stephen G. (Rita) Moceri, Gibraltar, Richard (Jinny) Moceri, St. Joseph. Memorial to be held at a later date.

MOENING AUSTIN JEFFREY MOENING AUSTIN MOENING of Clarkston; April 12, 2009; age 30. Beloved son of Charles and Mary; beautiful brother of Helen; dear grandson of Florence and Chester Radecki and Helen M. and the late Robert Moening. Austin loved animals and playing video games. He was very kind and loving. Austin enjoyed biking, hiking and listening to music. Memorial Mass Saturday 11 a.m. St. Daniel Catholic Church, Clarkston where friends may visit 10 a.m. until time of mass. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the family. Online guestbook

MOLNAR MARY JANE MOLNAR MARY MOLNAR Age 73, of New Port Richey, FL, died peacefully at home on April 3, 2009. Born on September 12, 1935, Mary Jane was a devoted wife, mother of five, grandmother of seventeen,and great grandmother of one. Mary Jane was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Jack, and infant grandson, Ben. Visitations will be held from 4-6 p.m., April 7, 2009 at Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass will be held on April 8, 2009 at Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the Hernando Pasco Hospice.

MONAHAN MARIAN C MONAHAN MARIAN MONAHAN Age 90. April 7, 2009. Beloved wife of the late Frank. Dearest mother of Patricia (Albert) Stepka, Mary Margaret (Vito) Sapienza, Sharon (Calvin) Bradley, Dorothy (Marc) VanBaalen, Kathleen Wolfram, Nancy (Mark) Wollenweber, Maureen (John) Hoffman and William (Dodi) Monahan. Loving grandmother of 17 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. Visitation Monday 3-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary at the Arthur J. VanLerberghe Funeral Home, 30600 Harper, St. Clair Shores (between 12-13 Mile Rd.). In State Tuesday 9:30 a.m. at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church with the Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Beaumont Hospice, 1200 Stevenson, Troy, MI 48083.

MONTREUIL KAREN L MONTREUIL KAREN MONTREUIL of Ortonville; April 13, 2009; at 64 years of age. Beloved wife of David Montreuil. Arrangements are pending at Coats Village Funeral Home, Sherman-Wilk Chapel; please call 248-627-3412 after 12 Noon Wednesday for info. To send a private condolence to the family go to and select guestbook.

MORTON WESLEY MORTON WES MORTON April 8, 2009 Age 85 of Canton. Beloved husband of the late Mary. Dear father of Richard (Brenda), Robert (Kathy), and Sherry (Dell) Hetkowski. Grandfather of seven and three great grandchildren. Memorial service Saturday April 18 at The Uht Funeral Home, 35400 Glenwood Rd., Westland. Family will accept visitors from 12-3pm. Please view memorial and send tributes at

MOSCONE IOLANDA MOSCONE IOLANDA VITELLI MOSCONE April 6, 2009. Age 74. Beloved wife of Serafino, her childhood sweetheart. Dearest mother of Antonio (Iolanda) Moscone and Onorio (Carla) Moscone. Loving grandmother of Sam (Adrian), Michelle, Christina, Nino and Michael. Dear sister of Rosa (Valerio) Capoccia, Loretta (Ugo) Diluca and the late Enrico (Maria) Vitelli. Special thanks to the Colonnello family and all of Iolanda's friends. Mrs. Moscone enjoyed her family, bingo, cards and frequent visits to the casino. Visitation Saturday 3-9 p.m. and Sunday 1-9 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Rosary Sunday 7 p.m. In state Monday 9:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. time of Mass at San Francesco Church, 22870 S. Nunneley (between Harper and Gratiot). Entombment Resurrection Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On Line Guest Book" at

MOSHER CHRISTINE MOSHER Age 73, of Taylor. Christine was born July 24, 1935 and went to the Lord April 26, 2009. Beloved wife of the late Robert. Dearest mother of Robert Jr., Cheryl and Thomas. Loving grandmother of Jennifer, Jason, Christopher, T.J., Charlie and Shane. Dear great grandmother of Madelynn and Alexis. Precious sister of Fred, Butch and Larry. Funeral Service Thursday, 10:00 a.m. at the Taylor Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 9800 S. Telegraph Road. Visitation Wednesday, 2-9pm. Interment at Parkview Memorial Cemetery, Livonia.  

MOSHER JANE UNDERHILL MOSHER JANE MOSHER Born December 1, 1922 in Buffalo, NY, died peacefully at home on January 25, 2009. Beloved wife of W. Edwin Mosher, Jr. for 67 years. Dear mother of W.E. Mosher III, Robert Lawrence Mosher (Denise Sica) and the late Richard Underhill Mosher (Gretchen Anderson). Grandmother of W.E. Mosher IV, Mary Elizabeth Cinnamon, Melissa Anne Smith, Andrew Mosher, Jamie Mosher, Ashley Naegele, Sophia Sica Mosher, Elena Sica Mosher and six great-grandchildren. Sister of Arthur William Underhill. Mrs. Mosher was the director of community relations for Meadow-brook Music Festival and Meadowbrook Theater, and a member of the Village Women's Club. Memorial service Saturday, April 25th 11 a.m. at Christ Church Cranbrook, Lone Pine W. of Woodward, Bloomfield Hills. Memorial tributes to the church. A. J. Desmond & Sons, (248) 549-0500. View obituary and share memories at

MOSSNER JEAN CRANDALL MOSSNER JEAN MOSSNER April 16, 2009. Beloved wife of the late Earl F. Dearest step-mother of Arthur J. (Peggy) and the late Earl A. (Joan). Dear sister of the late Louise Pool Cusick. Also survived by nieces Elizabeth Rupert (William), Barbara Fenzl (Terry), and Bonnie Pool. Dear sister-in-law of Florence Hinks Adams (Charles). Also nieces and nephews Suzie Hinks Colby (John), David Hinks, Peter Hinks, and the late Richard Hinks, and many grand nieces and nephews. Visitation Thursday, April 23 from 3 p.m. until time of Prayers 5:30 p.m. at Chas. Verheyden Funeral Homes, Inc., 16300 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe. Donations may be made to the Earl A. Mossner Scholarship Fund, c/o De La Salle Collegiate, 14600 Common Rd., Warren, MI 48088-3387 or Michigan Humane Society. Light a candle and share a memory at

MOSTYN EARLE MOSTYN Beloved husband of Elaine Mostyn. Dear father of Wendi Zupmore, Michael Mostyn, David (Rhonda) Mostyn, and Corey (Marla) Mostyn. Loving Grampe of Aaron, Sara and Arielle Zupmore, Amanda, Jordan and Sydney Mostyn, Dylan and Brooke Mostyn, Joshua and Noah Mostyn. Brother of the late Heather Joseph. SERVICES 1 P.M. THURSDAY AFTERNOON AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, (248) 569-0020. INTERMENT MACHPELAH CEMETERY.

MUHN DOROTHY G MUHN DOROTHY MUHN Age 81, April 23, 2009 of Punta Gorda, FL. Formerly of Troy, Michigan. Beloved wife of the late Thomas Muhn. Loving mother of Jeffrey (Gerry) and Stephen (Laurie). Also survived by two grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, two nephews and three nieces. Visitation Monday 4-9 p.m. at R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Home, 15451 Farmington Rd., Livonia. Memorial Service Tuesday 10 a.m. at Highland Park Baptist Church, 28600 Lahser Rd., Southfield. Please sign the online guestbook at

MULCAHY ELIZABETH M MULCAHY ELIZABETH MULCAHY April 13, 2009, age 79. Beloved sister of John F. "Jack" (Dolores) Mulcahy of Dearborn. Dear aunt of James (Edith) Mulcahy, Matthew Mulcahy, Michael (Joyce) Mulcahy and Martin (Donna) Mulcahy. Great aunt of Christopher, Brendan, Emily, Sarah, Kathryn and Colin Mulcahy. Pre-deceased by parents, John and Elizabeth Mulcahy; and by brothers, Daniel, James, Thomas and Patrick "Buttons" Mulcahy. Elizabeth, or Betty to her many friends, was a long-time Michigan Bell employee and retired as a staff supervisor for the Wolverine Chapter of the Michigan Bell Telephone Pioneers. A Memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 18 at St. Anselm Catholic Church, 17650 W. Outer Dr., Dearborn Heights, Memorial Gathering 9-10 a.m. Arrangements by the Dearborn Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home 313-561-1500.

MURPHY BEVERLY A MURPHY BEVERLY MURPHY Age 53 of Walled Lake died April 13, 2009. Beloved wife of 34 years to John. Loving mother of Devon Breen (Brad Keeler) Murphy. Sister of Janice (William) Funderburk, Donna (Scott) Karsama, and Nancy (Kevin) Karsama. Aunt of Andrea, David, Lindsay, Aaron, Geena, Jared, Angela, Olivia, Denice, Sean, Bryan, David, Andy, Taylor, Evan and Megan. Sister-in-law of Janet Murphy, Ernest (Diane Baldwin) Murphy, and Robert Murphy. Also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Mrs. Murphy was the Bank Manager for Walled Lake Branch of National City. She was also active as a board member with the Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce and the Walled Lake Relay for Life. Funeral from Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 340 Pontiac Trail, Walled Lake (3 Blks. S. of Maple Rd.) Saturday 2 p.m. Friends may visit Thursday 5-9 p.m. and Friday 1-9 p.m. Memorials to the Walled Lake Relay for Life via the American Cancer Society appreciated. Condolences at

MURPHY PATRICIA 70, of Oceanside, CA passed away unexpectedly on April 19, 2009. She is survived by her son and best friend, Jeff Clarke, daughters Amanda Siira, (and fiancé Darryl), Cynthia Shivers. Sister Sharon Redmond. Loving step-daughters Shannon Heuter and Erin Murphy. Grandchildren Ryane, Amber, Brendan, Cameron, Darion, Nichole, Bailey, Jamie and Justin Reniff. Great grandchildren Faith, Jaden and Gage, and many wonderful friends. She was born in Detroit, MI to Melba and William Rourke on April 5, 1939. She worked many years in the hospitality industry in the Lakes area where she was affectionately known as "Chester". She spent the last 15 years of her life in Oceanside, CA when her husband, Robert E. Murphy, Sr. retired before he preceded her in death on May 29, 1999. She was a woman with a wonderful heart, a caring spirit, a great sense of humor, a great listener and teacher who knew how to enjoy life. God bless all that were lucky enough to have known her and those that may encounter her on their final journey of life. Visitation Saturday from 2-4 pm with service at 4pm. at O'Brien/ Sullivan Funeral Home, 41555 Grand River, Novi.

MURRAY DEAN F MURRAY DEAN MURRAY DINO MURRAY April 14, 2009, age 46, of Waterford Township. Beloved husband of Karen (nee: Groth). Brother of Glen (Lisa) and the late Thomas. Uncle of Troy, Tyler, and Toby. Son of the late Malcolm and Rosemary. Dear stepfather of Heidi Helm (Curtis), Miranda McIntosh (Curt), Amy Lopez (Oscar), and James Siple (Mandy). Also 12 grandchildren. Family will receive friends Friday 2-9 p.m. at A. J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Road (between Maple and Big Beaver). Funeral Service Saturday 10 a.m. at Mt. Zion Church (New Auditorium), 4900 Maybee Road, Clarkston. Visitation at church begins at 9:30 a.m. Memorial Tributes Mt. Zion Church Missionary Work. View obituary and share memories at

MURRAY PAUL L MURRAY PAUL MURRAY April 5, 2009. Age 61. Dearest brother of Barbara Taylor. Uncle of Tammy Taylor. Funeral Service Wednesday 11 a.m. at McFarland Foss Funeral Home, 5401 Schaefer, Dearborn. Visitation Tuesday 12-9 p.m. Burial at Parkview Cemetery.

MUSIALOWSKI ARTHUR M MUSIALOWSKI ARTHUR MUSIALOWSKI April 14, 2009. Age 56. Beloved son of the late Arthur and Sophia. Loving brother of Curtis. Dear uncle of Michelle and Nicole. Memorial gathering at the Sterling Heights Chapel of Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 13650 E. Fifteen Mile Road (at Schoenherr), Sunday 10 a.m. until time of service at 3 p.m. Memories to be shared at 



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