January 2009


FABIILLI CARMINE FABIILLI Age 93, January 7, 2009. Beloved husband of Giuseppina. Loving father of Anne (Robert) Robison and Lucia (Giuseppe) D'Aguanno. Proud grandfather of Pamela (Keith) Kramar, Joseph and John D'Aguanno. Great grandfather of Ryan and Tara Kramar. Visitation Thursday 3-9 p.m., Friday 1-9 p.m. with 7 p.m. Scripture Service at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Funeral Saturday in state 9 a.m. at St. Michael Church, 40501 Hayes (between 17 and 18 Mile Rds.), until time of Mass at 9:30 a.m. Entombment Resurrection Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On Line Guest Book" at

FACCA EDO JOSEPH FACCA EDO FACCA EJ FACCA E.J. FACCA Age 84, January 5, 2009. Dear husband of Norma for 58 years. Beloved father of Linda (Jim) Bogaski, Robert (Elena), Noreen (Curt) Craig, Diane (Roman) Batschynsky, Julie (Steve) Ferrerio. Best Nonno to Phillip, Tommy, Danny, AnnMarie, Lauren, Christina and Nicholas. Brother of Mary, Irene and the late Elia. Brother-in-law to John. Survived by nieces and nephews. EJ loved gardening, fishing, hunting, the daily Rosary, good times with his family and friends. Visitation Wednesday, January 7 from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. Rosary service at the Sterling Heights Chapel of the E.J. Mandziuk & Son Funeral Home, 3801 18 Mile Rd. (NW corner of Ryan). Mass of the Resurrection Thursday 10:30 a.m. at SS. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church. Mr. Facca will lie in state from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Capuchins Soup Kitchen or Missionaries of Charity.

FADER BARBARA ANN FADER BARBARA FADER Age 34 of Highland, January 7, 2009. Beloved daughter of Danny and Jeanne Fader; loving sister of Kristie and Daniel (Lisa) Fader. Also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friends, including her special friends, Randy, Charlie, Jamie, Kim, Chris, Megan and Carolyn. A Funeral Mass will be held at Church of The Holy Spirit, 3700 N. Harvey Lake Rd., Saturday, January 10th at 11 a.m. with Fr. Leo Lulko officiating. Burial Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Friends may visit at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 404 E. Liberty, Milford, Friday 2-9 p.m. with Rosary at 7 p.m. Memorials may be made to Muscular Dystrophy Association of Greater Detroit or to Church of the Holy Spirit Building Fund. For further information please phone 248-684-6645 or visit

FAGAN KATHRYN LOUISE PURDY FAGAN KATHRYN PURDY FAGAN KATHRYN LOUISE FAGAN KATHRYN FAGAN 91 former Detroit resident, died on Wednesday, January 14, 2009 in Sandusky, MI. Kathryn was born on August 23, 1917 in Wisconsin, the daughter of Pearl and Mae Purdy. She married Richard Charles Fagan in Detroit on June 28, 1941 and they had three children, Patrick, Joanne and Kenneth. Kathryn is survived by her son Ken and his wife Mary Simon; daughter-in-law of Karen Fagan and her partner Chester Brown; daughter Joanne Walters, grand and great grandchildren. Kathryn was preceded in death by her husband Richard, adored son Patrick, loving brother Edward and his wife, Tillie and granddaughter Sandy. Cremation has taken place at Sunset Valley Crematory, Bay City. Memorial Mass Friday, January 23, 2009 11 a.m. at St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Grosse Pointe Park. Visitation from 10:30 a.m. until service time at the church. Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky,

FALK WANDA FALK Age 90, January 12, 2009. Beloved wife of the late Wesley. Loving mother of Lynnette (John) Meyer and Karen (Phillip) Krystyan. Proud grandmother of David (Patricia) Meyer, Clark Forhan, Christopher Meyer, Sean Forhan, Phillip (Rita) Krystyan, Dan (Ninka) Krystyan, Greg (Stacy) Krystyan and Jacquelynne (Jeremy) Good. Great-grandmother of ten and survived by one great-great-grandson. Dear sister of Steven Gordon. Visitation Sunday 3-9 p.m. with Funeral Service Monday 11 a.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Interment White Chapel Cemetery. Donations preferred to the Alzheimer's Association. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at

FARRELL MARY LOUISE MAUER FARRELL MARY LOUISE FARRELL MARY FARRELL MARY MAUER FARRELL (NEE MAUER) 84, of Roseville, died Thursday, January 8, 2009. Beloved wife of the late George R. Farrell. Dear mother of Mary (David), Robert (Megan), Anne (Stephen) and George. Dear sister of Geraldine and Helene; Also six grandchildren. Funeral Service 12 noon Monday, January 12, 2009 at St. Paul on the Lake Church, 157 Lakeshore Dr. Grosse Pointe Farms. Burial at Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton Township. Visitation Sunday 2-9 p.m. at Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home, 28499 Schoenherr, Warren. Rosary 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Capuchin Monastery. Light a candle and share a memory at

FARRIS FAYE FARRIS FAYE ZELBA FERRIS Age 82, of Garden City was called home to the Lord's house Sunday, December 28, 2008 from Oakwood Hospital. Beloved wife of Adrian. Dear mother of Adrian C. (Vivien), Donna (Mark) Sullivan and Susan (John) Livak. Sister of Charles and James Roman. Grandmother of Simona Keith, Brandon, Rebecca and Eric Lane, and Karri, Holly and Ryan Ontko. Great-grandmother of Calum Keith. Visitation Wednesday 2-7pm and Thursday 1-7pm. Funeral Service Friday 10am at the John N. Santeiu and Son Funeral Home, 1139 Inkster (between Ford Rd. and Cherry Hill).

FASSERO ARTHUR FASSERO Age 87 of Ferndale. December 31, 2008. Beloved husband of the late Jean. Loving father of Joan A. (Tommy Lee) Curtis, June C. (Charles J.) Watchowski, and Michael W. Fassero. Brother of Leland (Betty) and Anton Fassero. Survived by eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Visitation Tuesday 11 a.m. until time of Service at Spaulding & Curtin Funeral Home, 500 W. Nine Mile Rd., Ferndale (1 Mile W. of Woodward). Funeral Service Tuesday at 12 noon at the funeral home.

FEINER DR DANIEL FEINER DR FEINER Beloved husband of Dr. Veronica Miks. Dear father of Jeremiah Feiner and Johanna Feiner. Dear brother of Seymour (Carol) Feiner and Rosann (Melvin) Toby. Dearest son of the late Paul and Helen Feiner. Also remembered by many loving nieces, nephews, family members, and friends. SERVICES MONDAY, FOR INFORMATION AND TIME CALL THE DORFMAN CHAPEL, FARMINGTON HILLS, 248-406-6000, or visit

FELCZAK JOHN S FELCZAK JOHN FELCZAK Age 89, January 8, 2009. Beloved husband of the late Rose. Dear father of Gordon (Jo), Michael (Ann), David (Sharon), Gregory (Margie), Jerry (Jane) Felczak, Susie (Carl) Kozicki and the late Douglas. Dear brother of Veronica Kuskowski. Dear grandfather of 13 and great grandfather of four. Visitation Sunday 2-9 p.m. with a Scripture Service at 4:30 p.m. at the Wasik Funeral Home, Inc. 11470 Thirteen Mile Road (west of Hoover) Warren. Family and Friends will gather Monday for 10 a.m. Mass at St. Florian Church, 2626 Poland (east of Joseph Campau), Hamtramck. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at

FELDER LAURICE FELDER LARRY FELDER Age 78 of Brighton, passed away Friday, January 2, 2009 peacefully at his home. Family will receive friends on Tuesday, January 6, from 6-8 p.m. and Wednesday, January 7, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral Service will take place Thursday, January 8, at 11 a.m. Arrangements made by the KEEHN FUNERAL HOME in Brighton.

FELDMAN BEN FELDMAN Beloved husband of the late Edith Feldman. Dear father of Alan Feldman, Gary (Bobbi) Feldman, Barbara Canter and Dr. Steven (Sandra) Feldman. Loving grandfather of Sheri (Michael) Brown, Heidi Feldman, Daniel Feldman and Michael Feldman. Adoring great-grandfather of Matthew, Lauren and Alex Brown. SERVICES 1 P.M. MONDAY AFTERNOON AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020. INTERMENT MACHPELAH CEMETERY.

FELLRATH JANE ELIZABETH AYERS FELLRATH JANE ELIZABETH FELLRATH JANE FELLRATH JANE ELIZABETH AYERS FELLRATH JANE AYERS FELLRATH January 8, 2008, age 91. Beloved wife of the late Jerome. Dear mother of Richard (Barbara), Thomas (Ann), Carol Hopkins, Mary Fellrath, Jerome Jr. (Marianne), and Susan (David) Starr. Also survived by 15 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral Wednesday 9:30 a.m. Prayers at the Dearborn Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 22546 Michigan Ave. and 10 a.m. Mass at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Monday and 1-4 and 6-9 p.m Tuesday. Rosary 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Visit our online guestbook at

FELONI EVELYN M FELONI EVELYN FELONI January 25, 2009. Age 90. Beloved wife of the late George. Loving mother of Ronald (Joanna), Dennis (Sandra) and the late Patricia. Dear grandmother of Jennifer and Christopher and great-grandmother of Gavin. Visitation at O'Brien/Sullivan Funeral Home, 41555 Grand River, Novi (248-348-1800), Wednesday 2-9 p.m.. Funeral Thursday 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Cloverdale P.E.P. (Organization for children with special needs.) Online condolences:

FENECH JOHN B FENECH JOHN FENECH Age 85, of Allen Park. January 16,2009. Beloved husband of Evelyn. Loving father of Anthony (Suzanne) Fenech, Patricia (Paul) Dominik, Dorothy (Don) Sutherland, Dennis (Jenny) Fenech, Joe (Annette) Fenech, James (Tammy) Fenech, Mary (Robin) Varney, John (Mary) Fenech, Theresa (Ralph) Hobbs, Ann (Dennis) Calleja and Michael Fenech. Dearest grandfather of 23 and great-grandfather of 16. He is also survived by one sister. He was preceded in death by his parents, Anthony and Mary Anne Fenech and his grandson Matthew Fenech. The Funeral Mass is Tuesday, 11:00 a.m. at St. Francis Cabrini Catholic Church, Allen Park, Michigan. Arrangements by Michigan Memorial Funeral Home, (next to Michigan Memorial Park) 30895 Huron River Dr., Huron Twp., (734) 783-2646. Visitation is Sunday 5-9 p.m. and Monday, 2-8 p.m. Interment at Michigan Memorial Park.

FERIOZZI IRENE THERESSE FERIOZZI IRENE FERIOZZI IRENE January 16, 2009, age 82. Beloved wife of the late John. Loving mother of Paula Quinn (Brian) and John D. Feriozzi. Dearest grandmother of Ashley Sharp (Ryan), Kelley Quinn, Lesley Feriozzi and the late Scott Feriozzi. Dear sister of Edward Evanoff, Jean Hoebeck, Mary Kish and the late James Evanoff. Visitation Monday 1-8 p.m. funeral Tuesday morning at the Girrbach-Krasun Funeral Home (Southgate Chapel), 15748 Fort St. Interment Our Lady Of Hope Cemetery. For more information, call (734) 285-0444.

FERKOVICH RUTH M FERKOVICH RUTH FERKOVICH Age 91 of Westland, January 20, 2009. Beloved wife of the late Andrew F. Loving mother of Andrew (Vivian), Thomas (Betty), William and Lawrence (Linda). Dear grandmother of three and great grandmother of four. Visitation Friday 4-9 p.m. Rosary 7 p.m. at Vermeulen Funeral Home, 980 N. Newburgh Rd., Westland (between Ford and Cherry Hill). In state Saturday 10:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. Mass at St. Richard Catholic Church, 35637 Cherry Hill (E. of Newburgh Rd). Memorial donations may be made to St. Richard Catholic Church. To leave a message of condolence for the family log on to

FERRARI HELEN FERRARI January 18, 2009. Age 94. Loving wife of Albert for 68 years. Dear mother of Patricia Covault (Bob) and Sonny (Diane). Beloved grandmother of Karri Covault and Robert Covault (Elaine). Sister of Lewis Bossory, Bob Bossory and the late Margaret Monk. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral Service Friday 11 a.m. at A. J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Rd. (between Maple and Big Beaver). Family will receive friends Thursday 3-8 p.m. Memorial tributes to Michigan Animal Rescue League.

FIEBELKORN DONALD G FIEBELKORN DONALD FIEBELKORN Age 73, January 19, 2009. Beloved husband of Catherine. Dear father of Peggy. Brother of Elaine (Roger) Eichbrecth, Betty (the late John) Impellizzeri, Linda (Ernest) Wardele, James (Sharon) Fiebelkorn and the late Jean Gamble. 28 nieces and nephews. Great-nieces and nephews also survive. Visitation Friday 2:30-9 p.m. at Kaul Funeral Home, 27830 Gratiot, Roseville. In state Friday 9:30-10 a.m. time of Funeral mass at St. Donald Church. Share a memory with the family at

FIEDLER ROSEMARIE E FIEDLER ROSEMARIE FIEDLER Retired Director of Social Service at Mount Sinai Hospital, died January 10, in Largo, Florida at the age of 91. Survived by her husband, two children and two grandchildren.

FIELDS Mr. ALONZO MORRIS FIELDS ALONZO FIELDS LONNIE FIELDS AL FIELDS BILL FIELDS (affectionately known as O'Man , Lonnie , Old Man , Al , Bill ); age 60; passed away Sunday, January 25, 2009 at Hurley Medical Center. Family Hour 12 Noon Monday, February 2, 2009 at Canaan Baptist Church, 910 E. Gillespie St., Flint, MI, with Funeral Service commencing at 1 p.m., Pastor Charles E. Roots officiating. Interment Lovedale Memorial Cemetery, G-5175 E. Bristol Rd., Burton, MI. Friends and pallbearers will assemble at the church 12 Noon Monday. Mr. Fields will Lie in State in the Chapel of Lawrence E. Moon Funeral Home, 906 W. Flint Park Blvd., Flint, MI, 48505 (810) 789-6666, and may be viewed from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

FINE NORTON FINE NORTY FINE Beloved husband of the late Roslyn Fine. Dear father of Lennie (Sheri) Fine, Steven (Nancy) Fine, Leslie (Teresa) Fine, and Cheryl (Dennis) Rosett. Dearest brother of William (Audrey) Fine, Beatrice Freud, Dr. Eugene (Reinart) Gelzayd, and the late Jerome Fine. Loving grandfather of Sarah (Aaron), Allison, Rachel, Jeremy, Ben, Alisha, Joshua, Brianna, Erin, and Lisa. Great-grandfather of Aaiden. SERVICES TODAY 2:30 P.M. AT THE DORFMAN CHAPEL, FARMINGTON HILLS, 248-406-6000. INTERMENT TO FOLLOW AT BETH EL MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY, LIVONIA, or visit

FIORI LAWRENCE FERDINAND FIORI LAWRENCE FIORI Age 92, January 27, 2009. Beloved husband of the late Ida Marie (nee Pollazzi) for 66 years. Loving father of Roger (Robin). Proud grandfather of Shauny (Dominick) Caruso, Kristin and Chloe. Great-grandfather of Joseph Lawrence Caruso. Lawrence is a five year WWII Army Veteran and was an employee of the City of Detroit for over 30 years. Visitation Thursday 2-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary service at the St. Clair Shores Chapel of Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 25800 Harper (three blocks N. of 10 Mile). Funeral Friday 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment Cadillac Memorial Gardens East Cemetery. Share a memory at

FISHER ALICE AUSUM FISHER ALICE AUSUM of Plymouth, MI, formerly of Orchard Lake and Chelsea, MI Mrs. Fisher passed away, Monday, January 26, 2009 following a long and courageous battle with Parkinson's disease. She was born October 7, 1928 at home, in Traunik, Michigan to Louis and Frances (Bartol) Mikulich. On January 15, 1983, she married Robert George Fisher who preceded her in death on July 12, 2008. Mrs. Fisher is survived by her children: Dr. Antonia Ausum (Dr. Dal Fear), of Ann Arbor, MI; James D. Ausum, of Westland, MI; Daniel F. Ausum, of Fenton, MI; Stephen L. Ausum, of Davisburg, MI and Julianne A. Fenhagen (James C.) of Montclair, NJ. She is also survived by her former husband and father of her children, Dr. J. David Ausum (Patricia) of Tryon, NC. She has four beloved grandchildren: Captain Alexis M. Bailey (Justin), Gregory Fear, Alena Fear and Aaron Fenhagen. She is also survived by her sisters: Ethel Hebbard and Patricia Finnegan and brothers: John R. (Grace) Mikulich and Robert F. (Frances) Mikulich. Mrs. Fisher has seven step-children: Stephen Fisher (Ann) of Shanghai, China; Mariana Kelley (Bill) of Coral Springs, FL; Tess Horak (Lou) of Downers Grove, IL and Dr. Brian R. Fisher (Vera): John Fisher (Kathy); Gretchen Fisher-Gladieux and Kathleen Hoagg (Douglas) all of Traverse City, MI. There are 17 Fisher grandchildren. In addition to her husband, Robert, Mrs. Fisher was predeceased by her parents, brothers Louis Mikulich and William Mitchell, and sisters Mary M. Dickinson and Gladys M. Floria. Mrs. Fisher is survived by many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and sisters and brothers-in-law. The family will receive visitors on Friday, January 30th from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Nie Family Funeral Home, Carpenter Rd. Chapel, 2400 Carpenter Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48108. The Mass of the Resurrection will be held Saturday, January 31st at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 2250 E. Stadium Blvd, Ann Arbor 48104 with Father John Linden officiating. Visitation at church will be held from 10:00 am until the time of Mass at 11:00 a.m. Internment will be private, immediately following the ceremony. The family suggests donations in Alice's honor to Parkinson's disease Research: or or, to Compassionate Care Hospice, To read the full obituary, sign the guest book and leave a memory please visit her personal page at:

FITZ FRANCES M FITZ FRANCES FITZ January 17, 2009. Age 48. Beloved daughter of Rosa Marie and the late Henry Fitz. Dear sister of Henry, William, and James (Debbie). Also survived by one niece and one nephew. Visitation Tuesday 2:30-9 p.m. at Kaul Funeral Home, 35201 Garfield Rd. (N. of 15 Mile). In state Wednesday 10 a.m. until time of Service 11 a.m. at St. Luke Lutheran Church, 21400 S. Nunneley Rd., Clinton Township. Burial Christian Memorial Cultural Center. Memorials to the American Heart Association would be appreciated. Please share a memory with the family at

FLANNERY PATRICK GREGORY FLANNERY PATRICK FLANNERY GREG FLANNERY  Age 89, of Southfield, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family January 12, 2009. He was the Southfield City Clerk for over 31 years. Beloved husband of Frances. Loving father of Barbara Nicaise (Alan), Patrick, Jacqueline Flannery (Vincent Crisci), Daniel (Gabriel), Margaret Belsky (Lawrence), Michele Freshman (David), Michael (Dorinda), and Therese Rasheed (Frank). Cherished grandfather of 10 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Visitation Friday 3 to 6 p.m. with Funeral Mass at 6 p.m. at Church of the Transfiguration in Southfield (25225 Code Rd., btwn Lahser and Telegraph off 10 Mile). In lieu of flowers memorials to donor's choice will be accepted. Arrangements entrusted to Haley Funeral Directors (248) 356-4800. On-line condolences and obituary at

FLECK DENNIS M FLECK DENNIS FLECK Age 56, of Waterford. Passed away on January 14, 2009. Loving Husband of Karen for over 15 years. Beloved father of John (Michelle) Kosidlo, William Kosidlo, Christopher Sirkle, Jodi Sowa, Nicole (Horacio) Ventura and Michelle (Jon) Cervi. Cherished brother of Deb (Greg) Tysowski. He is also survived by his father William Fleck, and six grandchildren. Visitation Saturday 2-7 p.m., until the time of service at 7 p.m. at the Union Lake Chapel of the Elton Black & Son Funeral Home, 1233 Union Lake Road, White Lake. To share an everlasting memory please go to:

FLECKER BLANCHE L FLECKER BLANCHE FLECKER January 19, 2009. Beloved wife of the late Freeman. Dear sister of Emily Garling. Sister-in-law of Eugene (Jean) Flecker and Martha Teer. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass Friday 9:30 a.m. at the Church of the Divine Child. In state at church 9:00 a.m. Visitation Thursday 2-7 p.m. at the Dearborn Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 22546 Michigan Ave. Interment Mt. Kelly Cemetery.

FLOOD GLADYS M FLOOD GLADYS FLOOD Age 84. Proud mother to Ken neth, Richard, Elaine and Sharon. Blessed with eight grand and ten great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by Frank, beloved husband of 52 years. Survived by brother, Bill Richardson of Royal Oak, who introduced Gladys to Frank, his Lawrence Tech classmate, all those years ago. A retired RN and Highland Park General Hospital grad, Gladys was an avid reader and sewer. She and Frank traveled extensively throughout U.S. and Great Britain, but best memories are of cabin in Hubbard Lake, MI. Respects paid to family, Monday, January 5, 5-9 p.m. Harry J. Will Funeral Home, Six Mile, Livonia. Funeral later this week in Memphis, Tennessee.

FLOREK JANE FLOREK Age 93, January 15, 2009. Beloved wife of Joseph. Dear mother of Marilyn Florek and Robert (Carolyn) Florek. Dear grandmother of Daniel Florek and Julia Florek. Dear cousin of Stefan (Alina) Tyzo. Visitation Sunday 1 - 9 p.m. with a Scripture Service at 7:00 p.m. at the Wasik Funeral Home, Inc. 11470 Thirteen Mile Rd. (west of Hoover) Warren. In state Monday 9:00 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass 9:30 a.m. at St. Blase Church, 12151 Fifteen Mile Rd. (Sterling Heights). Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at

FLOWER PATRICIA MAE FLOWER PATRICIA FLOWER PATRICIA MAE VAN LEEN FLOWER PATRICIA VAN LEEN FLOWER PATRICIA MAE FLOWER (NEE VAN LEEN) Age 80, January 2, 2009. Loving mother of Marlene Smith - Henry and Norine (Robert) Smith-Brumer. Grandmother of six, sister of Richard Van Leen. Visitation Wednesday 2 to 8 p.m., funeral Thursday 11 a.m. at Buehler Funeral Home, 26429 Gratiot Roseville.

FLYNN TERRY EDWARD FLYNN TERRY FLYNN Died December 22, 2008. He is survived by his wife, Lee, and his three sons, five grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Interment to be in Tennessee.

FOERSTER CLEVA M FOERSTER CLEVA FOERSTER Age 77. January 12, 2009. Beloved wife of the late Arthur. Loving mother of Nancy (Cristina Duchaump), Laurie (Henry) Bradychok and Gail (Ed) Dippong. Dear sister of Elizabeth "Betty" Smoots. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Funeral Service Friday 10 a.m. Visitation Thursday 2 p.m. untill 9 p.m. at A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 32000 Schoenherr at Masonic (13 1/2 Mile Rd) Warren.

FOGLE ROY FOGLE age 81; of White Lake, formerly of Walled Lake and West Bloomfield; died Thursday, January 8, 2009. He is survived by his beloved wife of over 60 years, Pat; loving children, Steve (Chris) Fogle, Greg Fogle, Suzanne (Vern) McKeever and DeLynn (Tim) Dindoffer; 14 grandchildren; and 3 great grandchildren; brother, Lawrence (Dorothy) Fogle; many loving extended family and dear friends. He was preceded in death by his brother, George (Vivian) Fogle. A Funeral Service will be held at Berean Baptist Church, 38303 8 Mile Rd., Livonia, Monday, January 12, 2009, 11 a.m., with Pastor Terry McIntosh officiating. Burial at Oak Grove Cemetery, Milford. Friends may visit at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 404 E. Liberty St., Milford, Sunday, 1 to 8 p.m. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider William Beaumont Hospice or the American Heart Association. For further information, please phone 248-684-6645 or visit

FOHEY ELIZABETH ROSE FOHEY ELIZABETH FOHEY 96, January 24, 2009, a long time resident of Bloomfield Township., a former grade school teacher. Dear wife of the late Joseph Clarence Fohey. Beloved mother of Patricia McCloud (Tommy) and the late Barbara Kovacich (David). Sister of Frank Immel, Rev. Father William "Bill" Immel, and the late Rev. Father Joseph Immel. Grandmother of five and great-grandmother of nine. Funeral Mass Tuesday 12 noon at St. Regis Church, 3695 Lincoln Dr. at Lahser, Bloomfield Hills. Visitation at church after 10 a.m. Rite of committal, Holy Sepulchre. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, 5005 LBJ Freeway, Dallas, TX 75244. A.J. Desmond & Sons, 248-549-0500. View Obituary and share memories at www.

FORBES CAROLINE GILES FORBES CAROLINE FORBES 89; of Laguna Woods, CA, formerly of Birmingham, Waterford, and Oxford; died January 2, 2009 following a fall in her home. Beloved wife of the late Walter R. Forbes, Sr.; dear mother of Susan (Patrick) McKenzie of Laguna Beach, CA, Walter R. Forbes, Jr. of Holly, Kenneth (Daughn) Forbes of Clarkston, John (Cecelia) Forbes of San Diego, CA and Lynda Forbes of Clarkston; loving grandmother of 13; and great grandmother of 9. Caroline, with her husband Walter, owned and operated Forbes Printing & Office Supply in Birmingham, Drayton Plains and Oxford. They were founding members of Church of the Resurrection in Clarkston. After moving to California, Caroline was a member of St. George s Episcopal Church in Laguna Hills and worked with elementary children in its Academy. She enjoyed a daily swim with her friends in Leisure World. Caroline was a devoted fan of the Detroit Tigers, Lions, Red Wings and Pistons and became a fan of the Anaheim Angels. A Memorial Service will be held in California. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.

FORD MOLLY FORD January 11, 2009. Age 80. Beloved wife of James. Dear mother of Glen (Paula), Suzanne, James (Caroline). Grandmother of six. Sister of Constance (Peter) Odell. Memorial Services Saturday, January 31, 11 a.m. at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 5631 N. Adams Road, Bloomfield Hills. Memorials suggested to the church. Share a memory at:

FORSTON MARY ANN FORSTON MARY FORSTON Age 64. Passed away on Tuesday, December 30, 2008 at home with her loving family at her side. Beloved wife of Bill for 43 years. Dearest mother of Ken (Jeannine) Forston, Sheryl Schlueter, Patty (Keith) Perry, and Christina Forston. Loving grandmother of Nicholas, Courtney, Kyle and Ashley Schlueter, Savannah and Sierra Perry and Jake Forston. Dear sister of John Scherden, George (Cheryl) Scherden and Patrick (Carol) Scherden. Funeral services were private. Memorial contributions may be made to Beaumont Hospice. Arrangements were made by Sawyer-Fuller Funeral Home of Berkley - 248-398-6500.

FORTH LUCILLE M FORTH LUCILLE FORTH Age 83. January 18, 2009. Beloved wife of the late Marvin; loving sister of the late Harold Schulz, and sister-in-law of Shirley Schlitt and Delores Smith; and survived by many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Family will receive friends Wednesday 2-9 p.m. at the Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 25450 Plymouth Road, Redford. Funeral Services will take place Thursday, in state 10:30 a.m. until the time of Service at 11 a.m. at Hosanna Tabor Lutheran Church, 9600 Leverne, Redford. The family appreciates memorial contributions to Lutheran Home of Livonia or Hosanna Tabor Lutheran Church. Interment Glen Eden Memorial Park. Please share a memory at

FOWLER ROBERT A FOWLER ROBERT FOWLER BOB FOWLER Age 69 of Clermont, Florida. After a courageous and lengthy battle with ALS, passed away Friday, January 16, 2009 at South Lake Hospital. Bob is survived by his loving family, including wife Patricia; two sons, Rob and Peter; a daughter-in-law Diane; two beautiful grandchildren, Alexander and Olivia; his brother, Thomas; and a sister-in-law Barbara, who reside in Tampa, FL. Bob was a successful and well-respected sportswriter and columnist, whose career spanned some 35 years. Beginning in Detroit, MI and later moving to Minneapolis, Minnesota, Bob covered all the major sports in those cities. A lifetime member of the Baseball Writer's Association of America, he also authorized three books on baseball and sports during his time in MN. In late 1980, Bob accepted a position with the Orlando Sentinel. In the mid-80's, Bob led a group of investors in purchasing the Utica Blue Sox, a minor league baseball team in Utica, NY. After retiring from the newspaper, he assumed the day-to-day operations of the franchise. During this time, the business community of Utica asked Bob if he would assume leadership of the local Chamber of Commerce, which he accepted. He served as Chamber President for 7 years and maintained ownership of the baseball team for 17 years from 1985-2002. Bob sold the franchise to baseball legend Cal Ripken, Jr., retired from the Chamber and returned to Central FL. Bob and Pat have been married for 45 years. Nothing mattered more to Bob than family. He was a wonderful and father who showed all, through his love and kindness, how to be a decent human being. The lessons he taught his family will never be forgotten and his spirit will continue to live and thrive within each of them. He handled his affliction with ALS with a level of dignity and class that was inspiring to all who witnessed it. He never let the disease get the best of him. The family would like to extend its deepest appreciation to all the wonderful friends of Bob's who were so instrumental in helping him in his fight. Your kindness can never be repaid. To Bob. To Dad. To Papa. Thank you. Your memory lives on in each of us. We miss you, but we want you to have peace and happiness. We love you, now and forever. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 21 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, with Father Robert Webster officiating. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. The family suggests memorial contributions to ALS, 27001 Agoura Rd., Suite 250, Calabasas Hills, CA 91301. Becker Family Funeral Home, Clermont, FL is serving the family.

FOX DEAN L FOX DEAN FOX January 13, 2009, age 60. Survived by Jennifer Fox;, children Renee Thompson (Mike) and Erin Fox. Grandfather of Nolan and Carter Thompson. Son of Eleanor Fox. Brother of Barbara Dana (Tim) and Doris Love. Funeral Saturday 11 a.m. at A. J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Road (between Maple and Big Beaver). Family will receive friends Friday 2-8 p.m. at the funeral home. View obituary and share memories at

FOX TURNER ELIZABETH FOX TURNER ELIZABETH TURNER BETTY FOX TURNER BETTY TURNER of Lincoln, Michigan, formerly of Holly; died peacefully on the morning of January 4, 2009. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 8, 2008 at the Dryer Funeral Home, Holly, Michigan. Elizabeth is survived by her husband, Dr. Victor Fox; three children, Bruce (Linda) Fox of IL, Donald (Sandra) Fox of TN, and Margaret Koepke of MA; and six grandchildren. Donations may be made in Elizabeth's honor to Spruce Presbyterian Church, Spruce, Michigan or Hospice of NE Michigan. A Memorial Service will be held at Spruce Presbyterian Church at a time to be announced later.

FOYDEL JOHN FRANK FOYDEL JOHN FOYDEL January 6, 2009, 86 years. Beloved husband of Angela. Father of nine children with eight surviving. Survived by 20 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Brother of Elizabeth Stenglein. The family will receive visitors Thursday 2-9 p.m. at Clyne & Sobocinski Funeral Home, 22121 Kelly Rd., Eastpointe and Friday 10:30 a.m. at St. Angela Church until Mass at 11 a.m. Rosary Thursday 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials to the Parkinson Foundation or De La Salle High School appreciated. John was a 1940 graduate of De La Salle High School. He worked as a Detroit Fire Fighter but spent most of his work life as a Barber. He has been married to Angela Van Peteghem for 66 years. John was a master do-it-yourselfer who loved woodworking, gardening, fishing, singing and putzing. His sense of humor was always welcome.

FRANCIS JOANN G FRANCIS JOANN FRANCIS April 22, 1931 - December 18, 2008. Born in Dearborn, MI. Predeceased by parents Howard Francis and Pauline Compton, her brother Thomas Francis and step-father Russell Bennett. She is survived by cousins Jim and Tom McCutchen, Peggy McCulloch, Norean Martin, John Fandlin Jr., Joyce Blackburn, Becky Gulley, Kenneth Floyd, Dave and Steve Hancock and many nieces and nephews. There will be a burial in West Virginia.

FRANCIS MORGANO FRANCIS Age 94. Died January 6, 2009. Beloved husband of the late Edythe Morgano. Father of the late Fran Morgano and the late Sharon Berk. Father-in-law of the late Raymond Berk. Loving grandfather of Bradley and Marcia Berk, David and Wendy Bery, the late Aaron (Carol) Berk, Stacey Steuber and Shaun Beswick. Also survived by 7 great grandchildren. He was a WWII Veteran. Funeral Service will be Friday at 12:30 p.m. at Macpelah Cemetery Chapel, 21701 Woodward Ave., Ferndale, MI 48220. Shiva will be held on Sunday at Bradley and Marcia Berk's house.

FRANCIS MORGANO FRANCIS Age 94. Died January 6, 2009. Beloved husband of the late Edythe Morgano. Father of the late Fran Morgano and the late Sharon Berk. Father-in-law of the late Raymond Berk. Loving grandfather of Bradley and Marcia Berk, David and Wendy Bery, the late Aaron (Carol) Berk, Stacey Steuber and Shaun Beswick. Also survived by 7 great grandchildren. He was a WWII Veteran. Funeral Service will be Friday at 12:30 p.m. at Macpelah Cemetery Chapel, 21701 Woodward Ave., Ferndale, MI 48220. Shiva will be held on Sunday at Bradley and Marcia Berk's house.

FRANK HENRY F FRANK HENRY FRANK age 87. January 14, 2009. Beloved husband of the late Virginia. Loving father of Ronald (Marsha) and James (Karen). Proud grandfather of Jamie. Funeral service Monday 12 Noon at the A. H. Peters Funeral Home, 32000 Schoenherr at Masonic (13 Mile), Warren. Visitation Sunday 3-9 p.m. 

FREEMAN JOSHUA J FREEMAN JOSHUA FREEMAN JOSH FREEMAN of Ortonville; unexpectedly January 22, 2009; age 17. Loving son of Rob Freeman and Tammy Duran-Freeman; beloved brother of Shaleen Freeman; grandson of Ken and Margaret Freeman, Joe and Paula Duran and Bob and Pat Bourdeau; great grandson of Bessie Freeman-Hancock, Joe and Jeanne Duran and Virgil Harkey; Josh was also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and Friends. Josh lived life to the fullest. He excelled at baseball and loved hunting and fishing. Funeral Service 10 a.m. Monday, January 26, 2009 at Faith Church, 3411 Airport Rd., Waterford. Family and Friends may visit at the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston Sunday 3 to 9 p.m. and at the church Monday after 9 a.m. Memorials may be made to the Michigan Special Olympics. Online guest book

FRENCZLI BELA FRENCZLI Age 71, January 6, 2009. Beloved husband of Irene "Mausi" for 45 years. Dearest father of Robert (Marisa), Brigitte (David) Ludwiczak and Michael (Christina). Proud grandfather of Jayce, Ryan, Jordan, Brendan, Logan, Lauren and Corey. Dear brother of Laszlo (Elizabeth) and Violet. Longtime member of the Carpathia Club. Visitation Thursday 4-9 p.m. and Friday 1-9 p.m. Funeral Saturday 11:00 a.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. (Shelby Twp.), 54880 VanDyke at 25 Mile Rd. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at

FRIEDLAND MINNA REVA FRIEDLAND MINNA FRIEDLAND December 26, 2008. Age 91. Beloved wife of the late Dr. Louis Friedland. Loving mother of Hope Palmer (Dirk Bakker), Justin (Deborah) Friedland, and Jeffrey Friedland. Grandmother of Devon (Fritz) Balwit, Hannah, Aaron, Oona, Lucas, and three great-grandchildren. Private memorial to be held.

FRIEDMAN DR DAVID FRIEDMAN DR FRIEDMAN Beloved husband of the late Raye Friedman. Dear father of Dr. Howard (Pola) Friedman, Judge Bernard A. (Rozanne) Friedman, and Susan Zaks. Loving grandfather of Alyssa (Dr. Scott) Silver, Lauren (Sean) Kerman, Matthew (Jodi) Friedman, Megan (Stephen) Strain, Jason (Stefanie) Zaks, Dr. Lisa (Jason) Klein, and Dr. Alana (Dr. Shon) Chakrabarti. Proud great grandfather of Mason Stevens, Ethan and Sarah Silver, Ellie and Jenna Friedman, Liberty and Everett Strain, Cameron and Brady Klein. Brother of the late Dr. Joseph H. Friedman. Brother-in-law of Lillian Friedman and Frieda Davis. SERVICES 10:30 A.M. SUNDAY MORNING AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020. INTERMENT HEBREW MEMORIAL PARK.

FUGA HELEN A FUGA HELEN FUGA Age 84. January 11, 2009. Beloved wife of the late Rinaldo. Loving mother of Glenn (Donna), Donna (Robert) Phillips, Kim (Kimberly), Robyn (Mark) Veitch, Michael (Debbie), Mark (Debby), Kellie (Bill) Snider, Jeff, Paul (Jennifer), and Kristen (Lawrence) Lizewski. Proud grandmother of 23 and great-grandmother of seven. Visitation at the St. Clair Shores Chapel of Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 25800 Harper Ave (3 blocks North of 10 Mile Rd.) on Tuesday 2-9 p.m. with 7 p.m. Prayers. Funeral Wednesday at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 467 Fairford, Grosse Pointe Woods on Wednesday, in state 9:30 a.m. until Mass 10 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. To share a memory, visit

FUJAWA HELEN THERESA FUJAWA HELEN FUJAWA Age 76. Born May 10, 1932 in Detroit (Delray), Michigan. Passed away on January 17, 2009. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Caroline (Drabczyk) Fujawa and brother Fr. Ted Fujawa. Dear sister of Frank (Mildred) Fujawa. Aunt of Caroline (Kurt) Ketelhut, Christine (Greg) Pitman, and Veronica (Eric) Durdov. Great aunt of Cole, Casey, Sydney, Mila, and Drew. Helen attended St. John Cantius School and Felician Academy High School. After graduation, she taught classes at St. John Cantius School. She received her BA in Business from Wayne State in 1977 and was employed for many years at Michigan Consolidated Gas Company. Visitation Monday 3-9 p.m. with 7 p.m. Rosary at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Funeral Tuesday, in state 9 a.m. at St. Martin de Porres, 31515 Hoover (between 13 and 14 Mile Rds.) until time of Mass at 9:30 a.m. Donations are welcome to the Felician Sisters. Interment Holy Corss Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at

FULLER CAROL L FULLER CAROL FULLER 65 of Farmington Hills. Suddenly on January 11, 2009. Carol is survived by her beloved husband of 36 years, Chuck; her loving sons, Ron, Rick, and Ken Stepchuk; her devoted daughter, Donna Couture; her sister, Cindy (Tom) Straub; and her grandson, Michael. Carol's family will receive guests on Wednesday 3-8 p.m. and Thursday 3-7 p.m. at the Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, 23720 Farmington Rd. (between 9-10 Mile Rds., just N. of Grand River), downtown Farmington (248-474-5200). Memorial tributes suggested to ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals),

FURCI MIRIAM FURCI Lansing, MI. Formerly of Rochester, MI. Born July 31, 1925 in Boston, MI, died January 14, 2009 at the age of 83. Miriam graduated from Cass Tech High School in 1943, majoring in tailoring, and was very artistic her whole life. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elden Wayne Kaufman, and both siblings. Surviving are her daughters, Terry (John) Berg, Gayle (Jesse) VanAntwerp and Carri (John) Perry; son, Gregory Kaufman, nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and her companion, Mel Bork. Funeral services will be held Friday, January 16 at 3 p.m. at the University United Methodist Church, 1120 S. Harrison, East Lansing. Interment will be held in Grand Lawn Cemetery, Detroit. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service. The family is being served by the Gorsline-Runciman Funeral Homes, Lansing.



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