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MICHIGAN DEATH NOTICES

December 2008

 LAST NAME "S"

SAFFER FAYE SAFFER Beloved wife of the late Irving Saffer. Dear mother of Dr. Mark B. (Peggy) Saffer and Wendy (Jeffrey) Roth. Loving grandmother of Sarah (David) Leib, Melissa Saffer, Leslie Roth and Brian Roth. Devoted sister of the late Louis J. Collins, the late Sol Collins, the late David Collins, the late Allen Collins, the late Jean Klafer, the late Mary Jacobs, the late Dorothy Rubin, the late Sadie Brown and the late Esther Brown. SERVICES 1 P.M. FRIDAY AFTERNOON AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020. INTERMENT MACHPELAH CEMETERY. www.irakaufman.com

SALCICCIOLI ALFIERO SALCICCIOLI December 29, 2008. Age 96. Beloved husband of Loretta (Conti). Loving father of the late Ann McKinney, Mary (Ray) Roczniak, Joe Salciccioli, and James (Veronica) Salciccioli. Proud grandfather of 10 and great-grandfather of 10. Dearest brother of Iro (Elia) Salciccioli and the late Armand Salciccioli. Al was a proud member of the Gagliano Aterno Club since October 1949 and the Salciccioli family has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Alfiero's name to the Gagliano Aterno Foundation, Inc. Visitation Friday 4-8 p.m. at McCabe Funeral Home, 31950 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. In state Saturday, 10 a.m. for a 10:30 a.m. Service at McCabe Funeral Home. www.mccabefuneralhome.com.

SALIBA ANNA D SALIBA ANNA SALIBA Age 82, December 18, 2008. Loving wife of the late Joseph Sam Saliba. Dearest mother of Mary Ann Saliba and the late John Michael. Anna was also survived by siblings-in-law, cousins, nieces and nephews of the Saliba Family. Visitation will be Sunday 1-9 p.m. and Monday 1-9 p.m. at the Wasik Funeral Home, Inc. 49150 Schoenherr Rd. (N. of 22 Mile Rd) Shelby Twp. Prayers Tuesday 9:15 am at the Funeral Home followed by a Procession to Macomb Christian Church, 13845 22 Mile Rd. for a 10:00 a.m. Funeral Service. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family @ www.wasikfuneralhome.com

SALVATORE S DiMaggio SALVATORE S SALVATORE Age 86. Former husband of Vita. Dear father of Sam (Debbie), Rick (Monica), and Mary Jane (Larry) Hilliker. Grandfather of Heather (Joe) Valenti, Evan, Dina, Joel, and Lauren. Great grandfather of Frankie and Sammie. Brother of Joseph and Russell (Sal) DeMaggio. Visitation Sat. 3-8 p.m., Sun. 2-8 p.m., prayers 7 p.m. at Resurrection Funeral Home, 40800 Hayes (S. of 18 Mi) and Mon. 9 a.m. until time of mass 9:30 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Community. Entombment at Resurrection Cemetery. Share memories at www.mem.com

SAMBORSKI MASON JAMES SAMBORSKI MASON SAMBORSKI Age 28 of Howell formerly of Brighton. Click here to read the sad story of this fine police officer who was murdered by a 16 year old boy. Passed away Sunday, December 28, 2008 in the line of duty. He was born on April 10, 1980 in Detroit, Michigan the son of Kenneth and Joan (Ames) Samborski. On April 2, 2005 he was married to Sarah Elizabeth Ziemba who were blessed with a daughter, Madeline on November 8, 2007. Both Sarah and Mason attended Brighton High School, where Mason graduated in 1998. Mason graduated from Michigan State University in 2002, KCC Police Academy at Kellegg Community College on December 22, 2004, and Schoolcraft College Fire Academy on March 17, 2006. He was currently employed by the Oak Park Public Safety Department as a Public Safety Officer, having served with honor and distinction since June 1, 2005. Mason was devoted to his family. Surviving in addition to his wife, Sarah, is his daughter Madeline Grace; parents Kenneth and Joan; in-laws Steven (Beth) Ziemba; brother Kurtis; and sister Natalie (Jeremy) Morrish; grandmother, Harriette Samborski and the late Edward Samborski; grandfather Kenneth (Mary) Ames also survive. Mason was preceded in death by his grandmother, Dolores Ames. Mason loved his two nieces, one future nephew who is due any day, and his aunts and uncles. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday December 31, 2008 from St. Patrick Catholic Church, Brighton with Rev. Fr. Karl L. Pung officiating. Visitation will begin at the church at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday. The family will receive friends Tuesday, December 30, 2008 from 2:00 - 8:00 p.m. with a scripture service at 7:00 p.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Brighton. Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers are suggested to the Samborski Family Memorial Fund. Envelopes are available from the Keehn Funeral Home, Brighton.

SANDERS GEORGE J SANDERS GEORGE SANDERS Age 71. December 14, 2008, of Westland. Loving husband of Cheryl. Dear step-father of Jeff (Toni), Tim (Kelli), and Steven (Tina) Sanders. Dear brother of Patricia Manke and Ken (Kathy) Sanders. Visitation Tuesday 3-8 p.m. and Funeral Service Wednesday 1 p.m. at Vermeulen Funeral Home, 980 N. Newburgh Rd., Westland (between Ford and Cherry Hill). To share memories, please visit www.vermeulenfuneralhome.com.

SANDERS MADELINE B SANDERS MADELINE SANDERS Age 92 of Orchard Lake, Sunday, December 7, 2008 at the Select Specialty Hospital of Pontiac. Mrs. Sanders was born March 26, 1916 in Curryville, New Brunswick, Canada. The daughter of Harry Palmer and Elizabeth (Morrison) Palmer. October 18, 1941 she married Everette Sanders who preceded her in death February 26, 1990. She enjoyed her family and her church family as well as cooking, baking and bowling. She was also an avid Red Wings fan. Loving mother of Roger (Phyllis), Ralph (Ruth) and Randy (Dawn). Loving grandmother of Todd, Robert, Brian, David, Jeff, Brad, Kelly, Kara, Kristin, Nicholas, Rielle Madeline, Deborah, Diane, Thomas and Brian. Great grandmother of Zoe, Zachery, Zane, Matthew, Nicolas, Gabriel, Jennifer, Thomas, Leeann, Andrea, Maria, Tony, Parker and Julie. Great-great-grandmother of Cameron and Haley. Also survived by two sisters-in-law, Roena Palmer and Naomi Nolfe, and the late Vaughn Palmer. Visitation Fred Wood Funeral Home (Rice Chapel), 36100 Five Mile Road (one mile W of Farmington Rd.) Wednesday 12-9 p.m. In state Thursday, Ward Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 40000 Six Mile Road, (West of Haggerty) Northville 10:00 a.m. until time of service 11:00 a.m.

SANDERS MARY L SANDERS MARY SANDERS Age 88 of Dearborn Heights. Beloved wife of the late Carl. Loving mother of Ernest, Carl Jr. and David. Also survived by four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren Funeral Services, Tuesday 11 a.m. at the Taylor Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 9800 S. Telegraph. Visitation, Monday 2-9 p.m.

SANDUSKY CHARLES ANCIL SANDUSKY CHARLES SANDUSKY In loving memory of Charles A. Sandusky, 70, of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, formerly of Detroit who passed away on Saturday, December 6, 2008 at his cottage in Rapid City. He was born on November 15, 1938 in Lepanto, Arkansas to the late John and Athalee (McKenzie) Sandusky. Charles retired from the General Motors Poletown Plant in Hamtramck after 28 years of service. He was a craftsman woodworker who could build anything. He was also an avid sportsman who loved to hunt and fish. Charles was a very loving husband and father who will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Charles is survived by his loving wife of 18 years, Sharon; his children Lisa G. (Tom) Bawol of Warren, Charles A. Sandusky, Jr. of North Carolina, Terrence (Mary) Sandusky of Redford, Gary (Debbie) Hall of Westland and Demetria Harrison of Taylor; siblings, Joanne (Nick) Nick of Detroit and Randy (Linda) Sandusky of Southgate; and 14 grandchildren. Preceding Charles in death were his parents; his brother, Bobbie Sandusky, and his daughter Christina Hewitt in 2008. Visitation will be held on Sunday, December 14, 2008 from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. at Wolfe-O'Neill Funeral Home. Arrangements were made by Wolfe-O'Neill Funeral Home, our family serving yours.

SATTLER MARY ANN SATTLER MARY SATTLER Age 77, of Williamsburg and formerly of Flint died on Tuesday December 16, 2008 at Munson Medical Center. Visitation will be held on Thursday December 18,2008 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church from 5-8 p.m. with a Vigil Service for the deceased will be celebrated at 7 p.m. Mass from the Order of Christian funerals will be Celebrated at Sacred Heart on Friday, December 19,2008 at 11 a.m., with Rev. Robert J. Zuchowski presiding. Burial will take place in Sacred heart Cemetery in the spring. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions made be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Elk Rapids. Please share a memory of Mary Ann at www.MeM.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Covell Funeral Home, Elk Rapids.

SAUSE SALLY A SAUSE SALLY SAUSE SALLY HUNTER SAUSE Beloved wife of the late Norman. Dearest daughter of Bill Hunter and the late Rita Hunter. Dear sister of Susan (David) Kernic, John (Maxine) Hunter, and William Hunter. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at the R.C. Aleks & Son Funeral Home, 1324 Southfield Rd., Lincoln Park on Wednesday, December 17, 2008 from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. with a Service at 7 p.m.

SAVEDGE, RICHARD B SAVEDGE RICHARD SAVEDGE of Pontiac; reunited with Terri, his high-school sweetheart and wife of 50 years; December 20, 2008. Dick leaves behind daughter, Andrea; son, Dean (Barb); grandchildren, Stephanie and Richard Amidon and Katelyn and Joe Savedge; great granddaughter Theresa; sister, Sharon York and her children, Pam and Kevin; and special nephew Brett; many close friends and relatives shall miss him. A courageous man, Dick had several careers, myriad interests and a wicked sense of humor. He truly earned the respect and admiration of all who knew him. A Private Family Memorial is being planned. Please send any memorial contributions to Cranbrook Mercy Hospice Care or the American Red Cross. Arrangements by Donelson, Johns and Evans Funeral Home, Waterford.

SCAVONE MARY SCAVONE Age 94 years. Born August 6, 1914. Passed away December 24, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Guy. Loving mother of Jo Anne Kading, Grace Scavone and Sam Scavone. Cherished grandmother and great-grandmother. Dear sister of Rose Lysy and the late Zina Scavone, Bessie Giordano, Frank Tumbarello and Janet Valenti. Funeral Mass Tuesday, December 30th at 10 AM (in state 9:30 AM) at St. William Catholic Church, 531 Common St., Walled Lake, MI 48390. Visitation Monday, December 29,1:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Thayer-Rock Funeral Home, 33603 Grand River Ave., Downtown Farmington (1 blk. W. of Farmington Rd.) www.thayer-rock.com

SCHAEFER HOWARD F SCHAEFER HOWARD SCHAEFER Age 80 of Bloomfield Township, formerly of Farmington Hills. December 23, 2008. Beloved husband of Ellen. Dear father of Kevin (Anne). Loving grandfather of Emma, Molly and Sean. Preceded in death by his daughter, Nancy and his sister, Paula (Arnold) Harris. A memorial service will be announced in January. Arrangements by the Pixley Funeral Home, Godhardt-Tomlinson Chapel, Keego Harbor. Visit: www.mem.com

SCHAUFELBERGER NANCY R SCHAUFELBERGER NANCY SCHAUFELBERGER December 9, 2008, age 68. Loving wife of Richard E. for 36 years. Beloved mother of Kim (Richard) Beattie and Diane Kruszewski. Nana of Aleka, Emily, Ross and Jan. Family will receive friends Friday, December 12, 2008, 3-8 p.m. at the Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 Six Mile, Livonia, MI 48152. Funeral service Saturday, December 13, 2008, 10:00a.m. at Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church, 14175 Farmington, Livonia, MI 48154. Please leave the family a message at www.harryjwillfuneralhome.com

SCHEDLBOWER MARGARET H SCHEDLBOWER MARGARET SCHEDLBOWER of Waterford; December 22, 2008; age 93. Beloved wife of the late Fred C. Schedlbower; loving mother of Charles Schedlbower (the late Jane) of White Lake; dear grandmother of Bridget Moraites, Edward (Lori) Schedlbower and Robert Schedlbower; preceded in death by her sisters and brothers Frances, Jack, Catherine and Thomas; also cherished by three great-grandchildren. Mrs. Schedlbower was a retired supervisor from St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Pontiac and was a member of St. Benedict Catholic Church. Funeral Mass will be Monday, December 29, 2008, 10:30 a.m. at St. Benedict Catholic Church, 80 South Lynn Street, Waterford. Celebrant Reverend H. Thomas Kuehnemund. The family will receive friends Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. at the RIVERSIDE CHAPEL, Simpson-Modetz Funeral Home, 5630 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford and at the church on Monday after 10 a.m. Rosary Sunday 3 p.m. Rite of Committal All Saints Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Michigan Humane Society. Online guest book www.modetzfuneralhomes.com

SCHELLHASE ANNE MARY SCHELLHASE ANNE SCHELLHASE Age 70, of Pemberville, OH passed away on December 3, 2008 at Otterbein-Portage Valley Retirement Village. She was born April 23, 1922 to James and Mary Edmunds. She attended Central High School in Columbus, Ohio and the Columbus Academy of Fine Art. She met and married Pastor Norman C. Schellhase while he was attending the Evangelical Lutheran Theological Seminary. Throughout their lives together, Anne was a loving support to the ministry of Norm as well as the parishes he served in Marion and Sandusky, Ohio, Detroit and Dearborn Michigan and Pemberville, Ohio. She was a frequent inspirational speaker at Women's groups and mother-daughter banquets giving life lessons based on her hat collection. She was a fashion coordinator and sales promotion manager at Jacobson's Department Store, Dearborn. She also taught fashion merchandizing and interior design at Patricia Stevens Career College, Toledo. Anne and Norm's Lakeside cottage was a meeting place for family and numerous social gatherings. She has been known as the "hostess with the mostest." Their children are David Schellhase (sons Joel, Ben, Zach) and Susan Dean (Christopher and Allyson). Family and friends may visit at Eggleston Meinert Pavley Funeral Home, Oregon Chapel, 440 S. Coy Road on Friday from 5-8 p.m. Visitation will continue Saturday, December 6, 2008 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church 220 Cedar St. Pemberville, OH from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at 12 noon. Interment will take place in Pemberville Union Cemetery. Those wishing to make an expression of sympathy in Anne's name are asked to consider Lutheran Housing Services, Hospice of Northwest Ohio or Otterbein-Portage Valley. www.egglestonmeinert.com

SCHICK MARGARET ELIZABETH SCHICK MARGARET SCHICK Traverse City. Beloved wife of the late Alton Schick and dear mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend passed away on November 24, 2008 in Traverse City, at the age of 93. Margaret was born in Detroit where she and her husband, Alton, were long-time residents of Grosse Pointe prior to retiring to Jacksonville, FL. Margaret is survived by her five children, Nancy Mitchell, Allison (Arnold) Mummert, Gary (Gail) Schick, Brian (Kristin) Schick and Martha Harwood, 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren, three siblings, Josephine, Ethel and Duke. A Memorial Mass will take place at St. Paul on the Lake Catholic Church in Grosse Pointe on Saturday, December 13, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. Visitation will be held in the Gathering Room at St. Paul's Church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Munson Hospice, 1105 Sixth Street, Traverse City, MI 49684. The family is being served by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City, www.reynolds-jonkhoff.com

SCLAFANI VIRGINIA J SCLAFANI VIRGINIA SCLAFANI Age 88. December 13, 2008. Wife of Sam for 64 years. Mother of Sam (Marilyn) Sclafani, Nancy (Dennis) Pitkavish, Phyllis Grady, Margaret Arnett, and Gerard (Linda) Sclafani. Mother-in-law of the late Barry Arnett. Grandmother of nine and great-grandmother of 13. Sister of Irene Kowalewski. Sister-in-law of Clara Samoray. Visitation Monday 3-9 p.m. at Hopcroft Funeral Home, 23919 John R., Hazel Park. Funeral Tuesday 9:30 a.m. in state, 10 a.m. Funeral Mass at St. Mary Magdalen Church, Hazel Park. www.hopcroftfuneraldirectors.com.

SCHMEICHEL RICHARD SCHMEICHEL Age 74, Husband of the late Chere. Dear father of Robert (Debra), Linda, Jamie (Gary) Major, Richard (Michelle), Colleen (Brian) Findling and Kelly (Mike) Blackburn. Loving grandfather of 18 and great grandfather of three. Dear brother of Donald and the late Mike. Visiting Wednesday 3-9 p.m. Services 8:00 p.m. at Charles Step Funeral Home, 18425 Beech Daly (between 6-7 Mile). Interment Glen Eden Cemetery. Donations to Vitas Hospice.

SCHMELING R CHARLES SCHMELING R SCHMELING December 16, 2008. Age 88. Beloved husband of Gloria (nee Seibert). Loving father of Mark (Kathleen), Paul (Dianne), John, Lisa (Robert) Zafarana, Lynn (Leslie Caren) and Joan (Kirk) Rappley. Papa Charlie to Eric, Daniel, Michael, Laura, David, Katie, Sergey, Matthew, Nadya, Sara, Drew and Luke. Mr. Schmeling served in the Army during World War II, he was an Account Executive with Firestone for 38 years and a life-time member of Oakland Hills Country Club. Visitation at O'Brien/Sullivan Funeral Home, 41555 Grand River, Novi (248) 348-1800, Thursday 3-9 p.m. In state at St. Colman Catholic Church, 32500 Middlebelt, Farmington Hills, Friday 9:30 a.m. until the Funeral Liturgy at 10 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Focus Hope or U of D Mercy.

SCHMIDT MARY A SCHMIDT MARY SCHMIDT TOOTS SCHMIDT Age 94. December 24, 2008. Beloved wife of Walter E. for 69 years. Loving mother of William (Kathy) Schmidt, Marilou (John) Drewniak and Michael Schmidt. Cherished grandmother of nine, great-grandmother of four. Dear sister of William Alger. Memorial Mass Saturday 11 a.m. at St. Gerald Catholic Church, 21300 Farmington Rd., Farmington. Arrangements entrusted to Thayer-Rock Funeral Home, downtown Farmington. Memorial contributions may be made to the Capuchins, 1760 Mt. Elliott, Detroit, MI 48207 or Christ Child Society, 15751 Joy Rd., Detroit, MI 48228 www.thayer-rock.com

SCHOOF RAYMOND CLARE SCHOOF RAYMOND SCHOOF Of Whitmore Lake, MI. Age 90. Loving husband of Ethel. Beloved father of the late Jeffrey, Russell, and Mark (Leslie) Schoof. Dear grandfather of Jeanette, Jason, and Josh. Great-grandfather of Dax, Richie, Rachel Clare, Mira, and Leif, and sister-in-law Edna Schoof. Healing Farewell, Friday, January 2, 2008 at Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Hamburg Chapel, (810) 231-0200. Visit, Noon until the time of service at 4 p.m. Memorial contributions are suggested to Roscommon V.F.W. Post #4159 or the American Heart Association. Please leave a Message of Comfort to Raymond's family by calling, 877-231-7900 or visit and sign his guestbook at www.borekjennings.com.

SCHULTE ROSE E SCHULTE ROSE SCHULTE December 16, 2008, age 78. Beloved wife of the late Eugene. Predeceased by husbands Kenneth Weitzel and Dr. Dario DePaulis. Loving mother of Martha (Michael) Martone, Daniel (Mary Lou) Weitzel, Paul (Sandra) Weitzel, Diane (Richard) Hrivnak, Mary Jo (Robert) Javery, Laura (Ken) Dettloff and stepmother of 10. Loving grandmother of 57 and great-grandmother of nine. Dearest sister of the late Mary Ann Riccardi and the late Louis Zotter, Jr. Visitation Saturday 3-9 p.m. and Sunday 1-9 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr Rd. at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Rosary Sunday 7 p.m. In state Monday 9:30 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. time of Mass at St. Paul of Tarsus Church, 41300 Romeo Plank and Canal Rd. Interment Assumption Grotto Cemetery. Memorials to Karmanos Cancer Foundation or Henry Ford of Macomb Hospice appreciated. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com

SCHULTZ JUDITH ANN SCHULTZ JUDITH SCHULTZ JUDY SCHULTZ  Age 58, December 16, 2008 of Center Line. Daughter of Dorothy and the late Henry Schultz. Mother of Kim Hickson, Butch and Mel Schultz. Grandmother of Amanda, Ashley, Stephen and Angel. Sister of Patricia Aust, David and the late Thomas Schultz. Memorial Mass Friday 11 a.m. at St. Clement Church, 25320 Van Dyke. Arrangements by Rudy Funeral Home.

SCHULTZ KATHERINE A SCHULTZ KATHERINE SCHULTZ Age 91. December 29, 2008 of Canton. Beloved wife of the late Raymond W. Beloved mother of Janice Rae Schultz. Visitation Tuesday 12-9 p.m. at Vermeulen Funeral Home, 980 N. Newburgh Rd., Westland (between Ford and Cherry Hill). Funeral Service Wednesday 10 a.m. at the funeral home. To leave a message of condolence for the family log on to www.vermeulenfuneralhome.com

SCHULTZ LORETTA SCHULTZ Age 69, died November 26, 2008. Wife of Thomas. Mother of Corinne, Sandra, and Thomas Jr. Sister of Rita Ball. Grandmother of seven grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. All friends and relatives are invited to a Celebration of Loretta's Life at St. Dorothy Catholic Church on Frazho (between Schoenherr and Hoover) 10 a.m. Thursday, December 4th.

SCHUMAKER, MARK ANTHONY SCHUMAKER MARK SCHUMAKER age 50; of Lake Orion; December 21, 2008. Loving husband of Marilyn; dear father of Anthony; son of May and the late Charles; brother of David (Kathy), Jeff (Lynn), Steve, Dale, and Julie Schumaker; son-in-law of Barbara and Anthony Schipani; brother-in-law of Cindy, Rose, Linda, Cheryl, Debra and Mary; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Mark belonged to a golf league in Oxford and bowling leagues in Oxford and Troy. Funeral Mass Saturday, December 27, 2008, 10 a.m. with a 9:30 a.m. In State at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 715 N. Lapeer Rd., Lake Orion. The family will receive friends Friday, 3 to 9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary at the Modetz Funeral Home, 100 E. Silverbell Rd., Orion. Interment Square Lake Cemetery. Suggested memorials in care of Marilyn for an Education Fund for their son, Anthony. Online guestbook www.modetzfuneralhomes.com

SCHWEBS RICHARD SCHWEBS December 17, 2008. Age 85. Loving husband of Elenore for 56 years. Beloved father of Matthew (Peggy) and Suzanne (Peter) Jones. Dear grandfather of Michael, Diane and David Schwebs and Angela (Kurt) Wilson, Nathan (Anna) Jones and Sarah Jones. Dearest great grandfather of Hannah. Also survived by his sister Lillian Smolar. Funeral Tuesday, instate 10 a.m. with Mass to follow 10:30 at St. Damian Catholic Church, 39955 Joy Rd. (West of Middlebelt Rd.), Livonia. Visitation Monday 3-9 p.m. with Rosary 7 p.m. at the Neely-Turowski Funeral Home, 30200 Five Mile Rd. (Betwn. Middlebelt and Merriman). Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. www.neely-turowski.com

SCOTT MARY MARGARET SCOTT MARY SCOTT Age 80, December 18, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Hugh; dear mother of Sharon (Joe) Gatz, Anne Marie (Jeff) Coulter, and Jim Scott; dearest grandmother of Evan and Kate Gatz, and Ashley and Zach Coulter; loving sister of John (Delores) Casey. Family will receive friends Sunday 2-8 at the Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 Six Mile Road, Livonia. Funeral Mass will be held Monday, in state 10 a.m. until the time of Mass at 10:30 a.m., at St. Edith Catholic Church, 15089 Newburgh Road, Livonia. In lieu of flowers the family appreciates memorials to the church. Please share a memory with the family at www.harryjwillfuneralhome.com.

SCOTT RAYMOND H SCOTT RAYMOND SCOTT December 12, 2008. Beloved husband of Irene. Dear father of Gale A. (Bob) Mikedis, Donna R. (Paul) Larabell, Roger A., and David J. (Melody). Also survived by one sister, eight grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Memorial Service Saturday, December 20, 11 a.m. at the R.O. Church, 16115 Beck Rd., Northville (N. of 5 Mile). Share a "memorial tribute" with the family at griffinfuneralhome.com. Local care and arrangements entrusted to L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, Livonia, 734-522-6200.

SCOTT, ROBERT F SCOTT SR.ROBERT SCOTT SR; December 4, 2008; age 89. Beloved husband of the late Beryl; dear father of Nancy (John) Weborg, Barbara Scott and Robert (Mary) Scott; also remembered by 8 grandchildren; and 3 great grandchildren. Funeral Services are private. In lieu of flowers, tributes to the W.W.II Memorial Processing Center, P.O. Box 305, Calverton, NY 11933-0305 are appreciated. Shares Memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com

SEAMAN DAVID SEAMAN Age 69. Dear brother of Catherine (Joe) Yager, the late Richard Seaman, late Fred Seaman and late Vicki Tenuta. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Visiting Sunday 2-9 at Buehler Funeral Home, 26429 Gratiot, Roseville. Scripture service Sunday 4 p.m. In state Monday, 11:30, St. Margaret of Scotland with funeral 12 noon

SEARS JAMES W SEARS JAMES SEARS Age 86 of Allen Park. Beloved husand of the late Jane. Loving father of Elaine (Joe) Hargis, Larry (Vickie) Sears and Beverly Sears. Beloved grandfather of Cherilyn Jones, Meagan Sears and Erin Whitehurst. Dearest great grandfather of Kim Jones and Joseph Jones. Preceded in death by twelve brothers and sisters. Visitation Monday 3-9 p.m. at the Allen Park Chapel-Martenson Family of Funeral Homes, 10915 Allen Rd. (corner of Goddard). Service Tuesday 12 noon at the funeral home. Family suggest memorials to Michigan Humane Society. www.martenson.com.

SEBES JAMES A SEBES JAMES SEBES December 29, 2008, age 58. Beloved husband of Camille. Loving father of Kathryn and Janine. Visitation Friday 1-9 p.m. Rosary Friday 7 p.m. at Sajewski Funeral Home, 19111 W. Warren. Visitation Saturday 9:30 a.m. at St. Anselm Church until time of Mass 10 a.m. Inurnment St. Hedwig Cemetery.

SECCIA MATTHEW T SECCIA MATTHEW SECCIA Age 37. Beloved son of Nick (Kathy) and Cathy. Dear brother of Ron (Denise) and Nick (Alisa). Loving uncle of Hannah and Nicky. Visiting Friday 4-7 p.m. Funeral Services Saturday 10 a.m. at Charles Step Funeral Home, 18425 Beech Daly (Btw 6-7 Mile). Interment Oakview Cemetery.

SEGEL DR DAVID S SEGEL DR DAVID SEGEL Beloved husband of Robbie Segel. Dear father of Niki (Todd) Fink and Amanda Segel. Loving son of Ethel (the late Manny) Segel. Loving grandfather of Madelaine, Aerin, and Andrew. Dearest brother of Cheri (Donald) Pentzien and Dr. Jay (Celine) Segel. Also remembered by many loving nieces, nephews, family members, and friends. SERVICES TODAY 2:30 P.M. AT THE DORFMAN CHAPEL, FARMINGTON HILLS, 248-406-6000. INTERMENT TO FOLLOW AT CLOVER HILL PARK CEMETERY, BIRMINGHAM or visit, www.thedorfmanchapel.com.

SEIBOLD ANDREW J SEIBOLD ANDREW SEIBOLD Age 44, December 1, 2008. Dearest brother of Madeleine (Philip) Macy, Robert Bruce Seibold, and the late David Seibold. Also survived by one niece and three nephews. Memorial service Saturday 3 p.m. at the Weise Funeral Home, 7210 Park Ave., Allen Park, (313-382-1150). Memorial gathering beginning at 2 p.m. The memorial service will be honoring both David and Andrew Seibold. Memorial contributions can be made to Al-Anon. Please see our online obituary/guestbook at www.weisefuneralhome.com.

SEKOL ELEANOR SEKOL SISTER ELEANOR SEKOL IHM SISTER ELEANOR SEKOL I.H.M. Age 80, died December 3, 2008. Beloved sister-in-law of Violet Sekol and loving aunt of several nieces and nephews. Visitation Friday 2-7:30 p.m. at the I.H.M. Motherhouse Chapel in Monroe, MI, with Prayers at 3 p.m. and Funeral Services on Saturday 10:30 a.m. Memorials to the I.H.M. Retirement Fund. Arrangements by the Rupp Funeral Home, (734) 241-9300.

SEKUTOWSKI EUGENE J SEKUTOWSKI SR EUGENE SEKUTOWSKI SR Age 79, December 2, 2008. Beloved husband of Helen. Dearest father of Dennis (Debra), Eugene J. Jr. (Carol), Linda Ellis, Rozanne (Russ) Sulich, Sharon (Jerry) Wasunyk and James (Tammy). Dear brother of Richard (Cassie) Stack. Loving grandfather of 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation at Jarzembowski Funeral Home, 18957 W. Warren Ave. at Artesian, Friday 12-9 p.m. Parish Rosary Friday 7 p.m. In state at St. Christopher Church Saturday 10:30 a.m. Mass of resurrection 11 a.m. Interment Holy Cross Cemetary.

SENKOWSKI THADDEUS SENKOWSKI THADDEUS W SENKOWSKI  TED SENKOWSKI TED W SENKOWSKI December 10, 2008, age 86. Beloved husband of Marsha. Loving father of Linda (Thomas) Kriss, Elaine (David) Gorak, and Helene (Joe) Wanczyk. Dear stepfather of Richard and the late Michelle Zellinger. Dearest grandfather of George, Jennifer, Jackey, Bryan, Julie, Joe, Elizabeth, Katie and step grandfather of Jenese, Jennifer, Jessica and Raychelle. Dear great grandfather of Jacob, Danny, Joshua, Rylee and Nathan. Dear brother of Hattie Goryl. Also leaves many nieces and nephews. Visitation Friday 1-9 p.m. at the David J. Wysocki Funeral Home, 29440 Ryan Rd. (1 block N of 12 Mile), Warren with a Rosary at 7 p.m. In state Saturday 9 a.m. at St. Louis the King Church, Detroit, until Funeral Mass at 9:30 a.m. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

SENTER MARY E SENTER MARY SENTER Age 95. December 5, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Rupert. Loving mother of Kay (David) Kenyon and Nancy (David) Lowery. Cherished grandmother of David, Wendy, Kris, Renee, Jeff and Eric. Dearest great-grandmother of 10 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of May and Helen. Funeral Tuesday 11 a.m. at Hackett-Metcalf Funeral Home, 2640 Monroe Blvd. (near W. Outer Drive) Dearborn, MI 48124. Visitation Monday 4-8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to The Hospice of Lansing's Stoneleigh Residence, 3411 Stoneleigh Drive, Lansing, MI 48910.

SEPPALA WILLIAM SEPPALA WILLIAM LESLIE SEPPALA BILL SEPPALA ge 62 of Grosse Pointe Woods, died suddenly at home on Thursday, December 4, 2008. He was born in Detroit to the late Leslie and Katherine Seppala. He is survived by his wife, Mary Beth; his sons, Michael and Mark; his sister, Sandra Seppala; his nephews, Jeffrey (Monica) Wilcox and David (Kathy Aoki) Wilcox. Also survived by five great-nieces and nephews; the Urban family; Timothy Jaqua; and numerous friends. He graduated from Denby High School and the University of Michigan, where he was a Sigma Chi. He was an Eagle Scout, Vietnam Veteran, and president and owner of the Harper Sport Shop in St. Clair Shores. He was a member of the Mack Avenue Merchants Association and the Les Cheneaux Club. Bill was a sports enthusiast, model-boat builder, and enthusiastic gardener. He was a mentor and voice of reason for his family and friends and will be sorely missed. Funeral Service on Monday, December 8, at 7 p.m. at the A.H. Peters Funeral Home, corner of Mack Avenue and Vernier Road, in Grosse Pointe. The family will receive friends on Monday, December 8, from 2-7 p.m. Interment in Manton, Michigan in the spring. Memorials may be made to a charity of choice. View obituary and share memories at www.ahpeters.com

SERAZIO LENA SERAZIO December 9, 2008. Age 96. Beloved wife of the late Charles Sr. Loving mother of Josephine (the late Giacomo) Marchetti and the late Charles Jr. Proud grandmother of Lynn (Roger) Hazard, James (Jackie) Marchetti, Mary Jo Marchetti and Paul (Michelle) Marchetti. Great-grandmother of Wayne Hazard, Jamison and Justin Marchetti, Lauren Ferraro and Matthew Wiebelhaus. Also many loving nieces and nephews. Visitation at the Sterling Heights Chapel of Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 13650 E. Fifteen Mile Rd. (at Schoenherr) Friday 2-9 p.m. with Rosary 7 p.m. Funeral Saturday at San Francesco Catholic Church, 22870 S. Nunneley Rd. (off Metro Parkway, E. of Gratiot) In state 9 a.m. until time of Mass 9:30 a.m. Memories to be shared at www.bcfh.com

SERRA GIUSEPPA SERRA Age 80, of Warren, December 28, 2008. Beloved wife of Filippo. Loving Mama of Gaspare (Olga) and Vita (John) Collins. Dear Nonna of Giuseppa Ann, Filippo, Christopher, and Isabella. Visitation Tuesday 2-9 p.m. at A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 32000 Schoenherr at Masonic (13 Mile) Warren. Rosary 7 p.m. Mass Wednesday 10 a.m. at San Francesco Catholic Church, 22870 Nunneley Rd., Clinton Twp. In state 9:30 a.m. ahpeters.com

SETO JENNY K F SETO JENNY SETO November 28, 2008. Age 68. Loving wife of Chick Michael Seto. Dear mother of Catherine Seto (Jason Chu), Christine Seto (Lawrence Chang) and Matt Seto (Jessica). Funeral Service 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. Interment White Chapel. Memorials to The Chinese Bible Church or Association of Chinese Americans. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com

SEWELL MARY E SEWELL MARY SEWELL December 9, 2008, age 86. Beloved wife of the late M. Edward. Dear mother of Lindsay Kelleher (Michael), Elizabeth Frederick (Randy), and the late Christopher Sewell. Grandmother of Matthew, Amy, Christopher, Ryan, Chad, Cory, and Christi. Great-grandmother of Benjamin, Michael, and Adam. Funeral Service Saturday 11 a.m. at Franklin Community Church, 26425 Wellington, Franklin. Visitation at church begins at 10 a.m. Memorials to Michigan Parkinson Foundation. A. J. Desmond & Sons, 248-362-2500 View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com

SEYBERT NORMA G SEYBERT NORMA SEYBERT NORMA ISON SEYBERT NORMA G ISON SEYBERT of Belleville, formerly of Clarkston; December 23, 2008; age 62. Wife of Ralph; mother of Alan (Debbie), Steve (April) and Brian; grandma of Chris, Melissa, Devanna, Sarah, Colton, Eric, Sydney and Nicole; great grandma of Jordan, Braxton, Dayton, Savannah, Davon, Ethan and Kaylynn; daughter of Devanna Ison; preceded in death by her father Carlos Milton ; sister of James (Linda), Victor, Bill (Mary Lou), Ina (Bill) Robinson, Linda (Robert) Katanski, Bob (Marsha), Mary (Jerry King); sister-in-law of Barb Lilleyman. Norma was a master quilter and talented crafter. Funeral Service Sunday 1 p.m. at the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston where friends may visit Saturday 4 to 6 p.m. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children s Research Hospital for brain tumor research. Online guest book www.wintfuneralhome.com

SHAFF KENNETH D SHAFF KENNETH SHAFF November 30, 2008, age 84. Beloved husband of Winifred. Dear father of Jacqueline (Frank) Piersante, James, Joelle (Randy) Gelow and Chuck Alestra. Brother of Darlene Borowiak, Harold Kettler and Madelon Rapson. Two Grandsons and one Great Grandson. Arrangements by SIMPLE FUNERALS - Livonia. SimpleFuneralsInMichigan.com

SHAFFER, WILMA J SHAFFER WILMA SHAFFER departed peacefully at Bloomfield Orchard Villa Nursing Home on December 4, 2008. Loving mother of Karen Brinker, Ann Shaffer and John Shaffer. Private cremation services have been held. Arrangements by Pixley Funeral Home Keego Harbor.

SHAFFER WILLIAM SHAFFER CHIP SHAFFER Age 66. December 20, 2008. Beloved husband of Lynette (nee Cowley). Loving father of Maria (Thomas) Shaffer and John (Michele) Stone. Proud grandfather of Madeline Stone. Dear brother of Gerry (Merle) Ashbaugh. Visitation at the Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 8459 Hall Rd. (3 blocks E. of Van Dyke), Utica, Monday 3-8 p.m. Funeral Service Tuesday 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment White Chapel Cemetery. Family requests donations to American Diabetes Assocation or the NCOA. Please share a memory at www.sullivanfuneraldirectors.com.

SHALHOUB CLAIRE A SHALHOUB CLAIRE SHALHOUB Age 87, December 13, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Louis. Dearest mother of Carolyn and Shelly (Don) Manvel. Loving grandmother of Nick. Sister of Lucille (Bob) Begley and Raymond (Carol) Trudel. Sister-in-law of Bernadette (David) Burke. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visitation Tuesday 4-9 p.m. at McCabe Funeral Home, 31950 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. In state Wednesday 10:30 a.m. until time of Mass 11 a.m. at Holy Name Catholic Church, 645 Woodland, Birmingham. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John Hospice or Alexander Mercy Living Center.

SHANAHAN C RICHARD SHANAHAN C SHANAHAN December 12, 2008 Age 82. Beloved husband of Catherine and the late Patricia J. Dear father of Michael R. (Janice), Timothy J. (Linda), Mark W., Paul J. (Roberta), Peter D. (Carrie), Shannon (Loren), Michaela (Frank), Erinn (Aaron) and the late Joseph. Grandfather of Joshua, Megan, Sarah, Erin, Christian, Courtney, Emily, Allison, Beau, Abby, Joseph and Kelly. Papa of Andrew, Sean, Jonan, Michael, Nathan, Marc, Garrett and Matthew. Funeral Mass Monday 11am at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 600 N. Adelaide, Fenton. Memorials to: St. Joseph Hospital Cancer Foundation, 5301 E. Huron River Dr., Ypsilanti, MI 48197. A.J. Desmond & Sons 248-549-0500. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com

SHANAHAN SHIRLEY DRAPER SHANAHAN SHIRLEY SHANAHAN Age 72, December 19, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Richard. Dear mother of Julie (Kenneth) Dove, Sheila (Bill Vail) and the late Richard Jr. Daughter of the late Martha and Leland Draper. Loving grandmother of Christopher and Jacqueline. Sister of Doris (the late Aldean) Jedele. Also survived by her faithful cat, Abby. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Donations may be made to the American Lung Association, the Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Foundation or St. Johns Hospice. On line sympathy message at www.obriensullivanfuneralhome.com

SHANKIE RUTH E CANHAM SHANKIE RUTH E SHANKIE RUTH CANHAM SHANKIE RUTH SHANKIE (Nee CANHAM)Age 89, December 17, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Gerald "Jack". Loving mother of Gerald (Phyllis), Patrick (Kathleen), Thomas (Judith) and Deborah (James) DiMeo. Dear grandmother of 10 and great-grandmother of 11. Also survived by a sister Annabelle (Carl) Mutrynowski and a brother James (Mary Ellen) Canham. Donations preferred to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Visitation Friday 3-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr Rd. at Metro Pkwy. (16 Mile Rd.) Funeral Saturday in state 9 a.m. at St. Scholastica, 17320 Rosemont (off Outer Dr. bet. 6 and 7 Mile Rds.) until time of Mass at 10 a.m. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com.

SHARER DOTTIE WIKEL SHARER (NEE WIKEL) November 29, 2008. Age 93, of Birmingham. Beloved wife of the late Edward. Dear mother of Richard (Serena) and Diana. Loving grandmother of Daniel Chichester and Sarah Chichester. Sister of Howard Wikel (Betty). Family will receive friends at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward Ave. (btwn 13-14 Mile) Friday 4-8 p.m. Funeral service Sunday 3 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 1669 W. Maple Rd., Birmingham. Visitation begins at church 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers family suggests memorial tributes to Many Voices. . .One Song, 1669 W. Maple Rd., Birmingham, MI 48009 or Little Stone Church, Mackinac Island, MI 49757. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com

SHAUGHNESSY GLORIA A SHAUGHNESSY GLORIA SHAUGHNESSY Age 70. December 6, 2008. Loving wife of the late Charles. Dear mother of Kevin (Darlene) Shaughnessy, Brian Shaughnessy, Colleen (James) Paterson, Kerry (Pamela) Shaughnessy and Kelly (Steven) Weidemann. Loving grandmother of Kyle, Teri, Joshua, Katherine, Andrew, Joseph, Michael and Julie. Sister of Keith (Diana) Jorrey, Bernice (the late Paul) Miceli and the late Dennis (Renae) Jorrey. Memorial visitation Tuesday 2:30-9 p.m. with a Memorial Service Wednesday 11 a.m. at Edward Swanson & Son F.H., 30351 Dequindre (1 blk. S. of 13 Mile Rd.) Madison Heights. Memorials to donors choice.

SHAW DONALD G SHAW DONALD SHAW of Pontiac; died December 22, 2008; at 63 years of age. Dear son of the late William Clay and Velma Shaw; loving brother of Sharlyn Shaw, the late Bill Shaw and the late Betty Jo VanKleek; he is also survived by his many nieces and nephews. Donald was a long standing member of Faith Baptist Church of Waterford (3411 Airport Rd.) where a memorial service will be held Friday; December 26, 2008 at 11 a.m. Pastor Jim Combs will officiate. Family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Arrangements were entrusted to COATS FUNERAL HOME, Waterford. Memorial contributions may be to Faith Baptist Church in Donald s name. To send a private condolence to the family, go to www.coatsfuneralhome.com and select Guestbook.

SHEAHAN WILLIAM SHEAHAN Age 86. December 21, 2008. Beloved husband of Judge Maureen P. Reilly and the late Lois. Dear father of Daniel (Melissa), Tom, and Maureen (Dave) Gillhouse. Grandfather of Michael and Kathryn Gillhouse, Catherine and Victoria Sheahan, and Jenna, Patrick, and Colin Sheahan. Mr. Sheahan proudly served his country during WWII in the Army. Funeral Friday, in state 9:15 a.m. until time of Mass 10 a.m. at St. Paul on the Lake, 157 Lake Shore, Grosse Pointe Farms. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to your favorite charity or the Capuchin Monastery.

SHEARER GRACE J SHEARER GRACE SHEARER Age 82. December 17, 2008. Beloved mother of Tom (Debbie Zook). Loving sister of Ruth Kukulski. Immediate burial, St. Clair, Michigan.

SHEFFER DOROTHY MAUDE SHEFFER DOROTHY SHEFFER Age 91, of Fenton, died Friday, December 26, 2008 at Fenton Extended Care. Private services have been held. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society. Mrs. Sheffer was born March 11, 1917 in Detroit, the daughter of William and Maude (Lee) Sayles. She married Leonard Hugh Sheffer in 1946 and he preceded her in death on September 28, 2002. Mrs. Sheffer had lived in Fenton for many years and was a member of the Fenton Order of the Eastern Star. Surviving are three children, Judith (Bob) Copeland of New York, NY, Ron Hanaford of Fenton, Kathi Chene of Fenton; three grandchildren, Errol Lange, Marisa Lange, Jeff (Susan) Hanaford; brother, Kendall (Pat) Sayles of Charlotte; several nieces and nephews. Friends may share an online tribute on the obituaries page of www.sharpfuneralhomes.com.

SHEKERJIAN DR ARMEN SHEKERJIAN DR SHEKERJIAN Age 87. Beloved husband of Susan. Loving father of Laura (Richard Rosen) Shekerjian, Denise (Michael Metz) Shekerjian and John (Janet) Shekerjian. Dear grandfather of Matthew, Ani, Luke, John Armen and Taleen. Dear brother of the late Desire (Frank) Pulice and family. In state Saturday 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. funeral service at St. Johns Armenian Church, 22001 Northwestern Highway, Southfield. Arrangements entrusted to Edward Korkoian Funeral Home, (248) 541-8325. Family requests in lieu of flowers, memorial donations to St. Johns Armenian Church Komitas Choir or Focus Armenia.

SHEPARD, JUDITH A.SHEPARD JUDITH SHEPARD age 70; of Indian River, formerly of Highland; December 8, 2008. She was preceded in death by Frank, her beloved husband of over 44 years, in 2004. She is survived by her sons, David Shepard of Highland, Christopher (Shari) Shepard of Hartland and Todd (Jeanette) Shepard of Belding; grandchildren, James, Joshua, Travis, Bradley, Haley, Morgan and Mitchell; brother, Keith (Kathy) Lavoy; and many loving friends. A Funeral Service will be held at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 404 E. Liberty, Milford, Friday, December 12, at 11 a.m. Friends may visit Wednesday, 4 to 9 p.m. and Thursday, 4 to 8 p.m. Memorials are encouraged to the Corwin Derocher Benefit Fund at 5/3 Bank. For further information please phone 248-684-6645 or visit www.LynchFuneralDirectors.com

SHEKERJIAN DR ARMEN SHEKERJIAN DR SHEKERJIAN Please call the Edward Korkoian Funeral Home, for arrangements (248) 541-8325.

SHEPTOSKI ANNE SHEPTOSKI Age 87, December 29, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Thomas. Dear sister-in-law of Virginia Barrow. Dearest friend of Joyce and Richard Konfara and family. Family will receive friends Thursday 1-8 p.m. with Prayers at 7 p.m. at Stanley Turowski Funeral Home, 25509 W. Warren, Dearborn Heights. In state Friday 9:30 a.m. St. Linus Church until Mass at 10 a.m.

SHIELDS TERRY CELINDA SHIELDS MISS TERRY SHIELDS age 57; passed away at Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital. Mrs. Shields leaves to cherish her memory daughters, Jean D. "Shawn" Shields and Stacy (Andre) Whitaker; son, Derrick "Slick" Shields; three sisters; five brothers; twelve grandchildren; one great grandchild a host of nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. Miss Terry was preceded in death by her mother, Annie Milton; father, Elijah French, granddaughter, Wytayviona Shields and brother, Melvin Rodgers. Family Hour 1:30 p.m. from the Chapel of Lawrence E. Moon Funeral Home, 268 N. Perry St. Dr. Tanner Schofield Cole, officiating. Interment Perry Mount Park Cemetery, 878 N. Perry St. Friends and pallbearers will assemble at the funeral home 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Mrs. Shields will Lie in State in the Chapel of Lawrence E. Moon Funeral Home, and may be viewed from 1 to 7 p.m. Friday.

SHIMMEL CLARENCE RAY SHIMMEL CLARENCE SHIMMEL GRINDER MAN SHIMMEL age 84; of Port Huron, formerly of Grand Blanc and Holly; finished his final race on earth, entering the loving arms of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and reuniting with the love of his life, wife Mary on December 29, 2008. Clarence was born in Port Huron, MI on August 7, 1924 the son of John and Celia Shimmel. He served his country during W.W. II with the U.S. Army. Clarence married the love of his life Mary Theresa Catanzaro on February 3, 1950. They were united in marriage for 51 years until her death in 2001. He came to the Grand Blanc area in 1954 to work on the Linz Farm today's Warwick Hills. He also worked at the Grand Blanc CO-OP. Clarence started his own feed grinding service which lasted for over 25 years and he was also employed by the Lapeer County CO-OP. As a boy Clarence started bee keeping as a hobby. That hobby became quite an operation boasting of over 400 hives of bees at one point. Clarence leaves behind in great sorrow, and yet also great joy, sisters, Beverly Oatman, Donna and Jim Martin of Port Huron, Sister Dorothy Toft of California; sons, Ray and Kathleen of Mt. Morris, John and Kathy, Clarence and Becky both of Holly, Arnold, Steve of Flint, Robert and Tamara of Burton; daughters, Ruth and Leon Buning of Flint Township, Mary and David Lollar of Flint; dear friend Gerry Cornwell; Clarence also leaves behind 31 grandchildren, 47 great grandchildren, and 5 great great grandchildren; many many nieces and nephews. Clarence was preceded in death by his parents John and Celia, wife, Mary, son, Thomas, daughter, Celia. Friends may visit the family from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Hill Funeral Home, 11723 S. Saginaw St., Grand Blanc, MI. Clarence will Lie in State at church from 10 a.m. Friday until the time of service. The Funeral Service will be 11 a.m. Friday, January 2, 2009 at Halsey United Methodist Church, 10006 Halsey Rd., Grand Blanc. Pastor Hal Phillips will officiate. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. Friends may share a tribute at www.mem.com

SHIPMAN-CUMMINS MARION SHIPMAN-CUMMINS MARION CUMMINS MARION SHIPMAN Age 73. December 5, 2008 of Redford, formerly of Traverse City. Marion was born on January 3, 1935. She has two sons and two daughters, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She graduated from Hillside College in 1954, where she was a member of Chi Omega, a national sorority as well as Sigma Alpha Iota, a national music fraternity. She taught elementary school in Hillsdale where she was also the president of the Hillsdale Garden Club. She has also lived and taught school in Traverse City, MI. Visitation Monday 11-1 p.m. followed by Funeral Service at 1 p.m. at Vermeulen Funeral Home, 46401 W. Ann Arbor Rd., Plymouth (btwn Sheldon and Beck). Donations to Humane Society of Huron Valley would be appreciated by the family. To leave a message of condolence for the family please visit vermeulenfuneralhome.com

SHOEMAKER, EDWARD E SHOEMAKER EDWARD SHOEMAKER of Waterford; December 30, 2008; at 38 years of age. Dear son of Kathleen M. Noble and Richard L. Shoemaker; beloved brother of Marie Shoemaker; loving grandson of Clyde E. Shoemaker; also survived by a host of loving family and friends. Funeral Service Friday, January 2, 2009, 1 p.m. at COATS FUNERAL HOME, Waterford. Family will receive friends Thursday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the family. To send a private condolence go to www.coatsfuneralhome.com and select guestbook.

SHORT JOSHUA SHORT Beloved son of Suzanne Okun of Northville and Edward Short of Crystal River, Florida. Grandson of Seymour and the late Faye Okun and Dolly and the late Raymond Short. Adored nephew of Joanne Okun (Jerry Manfredi), Diane Okun (Richard Braudo), Kathy Okun (Jeffrey Lehman), Ruthanne Okun, Maury Okun (Tina Topalian), Nancy Short, Brenda Short, Alan Short, Ann Marie Gremel, and the late Bill Short, and many loving cousins. FUNERAL SERVICES TUESDAY 10 A.M. AT IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020. INTERMENT BETH EL MEMORIAL PARK.www.irakaufman.com

SHUGDINIS HELEN SHUGDINIS December 14, 2008, age 91. Beloved wife of the late Joseph Shugdinis. Dear mother of the late Alice Max. Four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Visitation Wednesday 9 a.m. until the time of the funeral service 11 a.m. at the Sterling Heights Chapel of the Obarzanek Funeral Home, 33250 Ryan Rd. (N. of 14 Mile Rd.). Interment White Chapel Cemetery, Troy.

SICKMILLER ELAINE P SICKMILLER ELAINE SICKMILLER Age 66, December 29, 2008. Dearest mother of Elizabeth Crowe, Earl Hespenheide III, Lori (Robert) Millrose, and Craig (Alynne) Sickmiller. Loving grandmother of Marshall, Tawney, Jordan, Kailey, Madeline, Tyler, Emma, Connor, Hunter and Lauren. Dear sister of Joan (Tom) Jolitz. Visitation Friday 2-8 p.m. at McCabe Funeral Home, 31950 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. In state Saturday 9:30 a.m. with service at 10:00 a.m. at Hope Lutheran Church, 39200 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. Interment Parkview Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. www.mccabefuneralhome.com

SIDDALL JEAN SIDDALL December 3, 2008, age 87. Beloved wife of the late John. Loving mother of Jack (Linda) Siddall, Judy (Irving) Valentine and Jill (Kenneth) Woodington. Loving grandmother of eight and great-grandmother of six. Memorial gathering Fred Wood Funeral Home (Rice Chapel), 36100 Five Mile Road (one mile West of Farmington Road) Sunday, December 7, 2008, 12:00 p.m. until Service at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations to St. Jude's Childrens Hospital preferred.

SIGERS GENE P SIGERS GENE SIGERS Of Livonia, age 44. Passed away December 19, 2008. Survivors include his father, Gene Sigers, Sr.; son, Matthew; and sister Pamela Hansknecht. He was preceded in death by his mother Elaine Sigers. Gene was a member of the the Pipe Fitters Local #636 for several years. Visitation Monday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral Services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, December 23, 2008 at Sherwood Funeral Home, Grass Lake. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. Please sign Gene's guest book at sherwoodfh.com.

SIKORSKI MARY T SIKORSKI MARY SIKORSKI December 12, 2008. Age 94. Beloved wife of the late Leonard. Dear mother of Larry (Nancy) and Carol (Thomas) Norum. Loving grandmother of David, Thomas (Mary Jane), Julie (Michael), and John (Jodie). Great-grandmother of Hailee, Kendall, Nolan, Adam, and Samantha. In state Wednesday 1:30 p.m. at St. Clement Catholic Church until time of Service at 2 p.m Visitation Tuesday 3-9 p.m. at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Rd. at Common (12 Mile). Please share memories at www.temrowski.com.

SIMMONS THOMAS E SIMMONS THOMAS SIMMONS Age 73. Resident of Murray, KY died December 17 2008. Loving husband of Margaret. Dearest father of Mary Jo Yates (Gary) and Mark. Brother of Mary (Sr. Carla MMM) and the late Gerald. Funeral December 20 in Murray.

SIMON JULIA S SIMON JULIA SIMON of Ann Arbor, Michigan. Age 82, died Thursday, December 18, 2008 at her daughter's home in Ann Arbor. Mrs. Simon was born July 11, 1926 in Detroit, MI the daughter of Albert and Eliza "Alice" (Stephanian) Hanosh. She attended Detroit Public Schools graduating from Cooley High School. On May 18, 1947 she was married to George Kaimil Simon.Together the couple moved to Ann Arbor in 1958, and by 1960 George founded Big George's Home Appliance Mart. Mrs. Simon affectionately became known as "Mrs. Big George". She loved to cook, and was the consummate hostess. She lost her life partner when George preceded her in death on August 1, 1986. Survivors include her children, George (Sherry) Simon Jr., Rosemarie Simon, Patty (Pat) Flaherty, Judy (Al) O'Neill, Suzanne (Michael) Gordon, Richard (Verlyn) Simon and Joseph (Lisa) Simon, 20 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, a brother, Joseph (Mary) Hanosh and two sisters, Vicky (Ed) Baharian and Margaret Mitchell. In addition to her husband Big George Simon, she was preceded in death by her brother, John Hanosh, her sister, Virginia Hanosh and a twin baby boy who died at birth. The family will receive friends at the NIE FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, Liberty Road Chapel, 3767 W. Liberty, Ann Arbor, on Saturday, December 20, 2008 from 5-8 p.m. and again on Sunday, December 21st from 2-6 p.m. with a Rosary service Sunday evening at 5 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, December 22nd at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 520 Elizabeth St., Ann Arbor, MI 48105. Burial will follow at St. Thomas Cemetery, Ann Arbor. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her memory may be made to either the St. Thomas School Scholarship Fund or to St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church. Please visit her personal page at www.niefuneralhomes.com to read her full obituary, to sign the guestbook or to leave a memory.

SIMONDS BARBARA W SIMONDS BARBARA SIMONDS Age 82. December 1, 2008. Beloved wife of Richard. Dear mother of Chester Myers, Jeffrey (Pamela) Myers, Julie (John) Biermann, Timothy (Marianne) Myers, Polly (Marc) Mercer, Todd (Angie) Simonds, and Lisa Simonds. Also survived by 15 grandchildren. Dear sister of Catherine Champion. Predeceased by two grandchildren. Visitation Thursday 6-8 p.m. and Friday 1-8 p.m. at A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Ave. at Vernier, Grosse Pointe Woods. In state Saturday 1:30 p.m. until time of service 2 p.m. at St. Michael's Episcopal Church, 20475 Sunningdale Park, Grosse Pointe Woods. Interment Clinton Grove Cemetery. ahpeters.com

SIMONDS OLIN WILLIAM SIMONDS JR OLIN SIMONDS JR BILL SIMONDS JR Age 81, of Starkville, MS, formerly of Romulus and Belleville, MI. Passed December 5, 2008 in Starkville, MS. Beloved husband of Dot Carlisle Simonds. Dear father of Phillip (Ellen) and Tom (Susan) Simonds, Judy (Dick) Shafer, Lynn (Jim) Conway and Toni (Gary) Micik. Beloved grandfather of 11 and great-grandfather of four. Two stepsons, Tommy (Becky) and Danny (Debbie) Carlisle. Also survived by eight sisters and one brother. He was preceded in passing by his parents, Olin W. Sr. and Ellen K. (Miller) Simonds, wife of 50 years, Catherine Marie (Herndon) Simonds and three brothers. Owner/operator of Bilmar's Supermarket located in Romulus, 1975-1985. Service Wednesday, December 10, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. at Crane Funeral Home, 36885 Goddard Rd., Romulus, MI (734) 941-9200 where friends may call on Tuesday from 1:00-8:00 p.m., Wednesday 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. www.cranefuneralhome.net

SIMPSON JAMES EDWARD SIMPSON JAMES SIMPSON Age 82, November 30, 2008. Formerly of Northville, MI. Preceded in death by his beloved wife, Rita (nee Napier). Loving father of Ginger (John) Mach, Linda (Jim) Campbell, Stacy (Frank) Wenderski. Devoted grandfather of Becky (Dave) Weber, Kelly (Mark) Freeman, John (Allison) Mach, Brandon O'Neill, Matthew, Michael, Peter, Mark, Paul and John Wenderski. Dear great-grandfather of Hunter, Crystal, Megan, Conner, Julie and Haley. Services to be held in Stuart, Florida.

SINAGOGA GINO SINAGOGA GENE SINAGOGA December 5, 2008. Age 77. Beloved husband of Dorothy. Loving father of Mike (Denise), Tom (Margaret), John (Christine), and Dan. Grandfather of Anna, Jameson, Chris, Sarah, Joshua, Jessica, Julie, and Geena. Visitation Sunday 3-6 p.m. and Monday 2-8 p.m. at the Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 705 W. 11 Mile Rd. (4 blocks E. of Woodward), Royal Oak. In state Tuesday 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass 10 a.m. at St. Vincent Ferrer Catholic Church, Madison Heights. Memorials to Capuchin Soup Kitchen, 1820 Mt. Elliott, Detroit, 48207 appreciated. Share your memories at www.sullivanfuneraldirectors.com.

SINCLAIR FRED E SINCLAIR FRED SINCLAIR Age 77, December 8, 2008. Beloved husband of Roxie. Dear father of Fred Jr. and John (Brenda). Loving grandfather of John-Michael, Christopher and Ellen. Great grandfather of Alana. Brother of John Sinclair and Joan McDonought. Visitation at O'Brien/Sullivan Funeral Home, 41555 Grand River, Novi (248) 348-1800, Thursday 2-9 p.m. Funeral Friday 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Donations can be made to the Oakland Baptist Church 23893 Beck Road, Novi, MI 48374.Online condolences: www.obriensullivanfuneralhome.com

SINCLAIR-SMITH THOMAS SINCLAIR-SMITH THOMAS SMITH age 59, of San Francisco, California, suffered a sudden cardiac arrest and died on November 10, 2008. He was born, reared and educated (Burbank Elementary, Cass Tech High, WSU) in Detroit. Tommy was a musician, a writer, a lover of history and nature, an adventurer, an animal activist, a motorcyclist, politically oriented, a constant student of the universe, a story-teller with a dramatic flair and a droll sense of humor; plus, he was in love with his fellow earthlings and the excitement and mysteries of life, and especially with his family and friends. He was very dear to his mother, Jeanie Daar Sinclair-Smith and his father, the late Harold Sinclair-Smith, and his siblings, Dr. Karen Sinclair-Smith (Michael Mannebach), Robert Sinclair-Smith, Suzanne Sinclair-Smith, Esq., Daniel Sinclair-Smith, and the late David Sinclair-Smith. He will be sorely missed by his son Thadeus Kenneray (Carolyn), his daughters Leah Knowlan-Langdon and Elizabeth Sinclair-Smith, his granddaughters Angelica Rusell and Jordan Kenneray and the mother of his daughters, Wendy Sinclair-Smith. He leaves relatives in Michigan, Ohio, Virginia, Pennsylvania, California, Oregon, Brazil, Scotland, and Alberta, Canada. Despite long-standing health problems, Tommy's motto was (San Francisco inspired, naturally) "Keep on Truckin'!". So, Keep on Truckin', Tommy...we know your spirit is with us! Per his wishes, Tommy was cremated, and on December 29, 2008, a bagpiper-lead wake will be held (to celebrate his life) at a Pacifica, CA oceanside beach site, and his ashes will be returned to Nature. If you would like to make a memorial donation in Tommy's name, his favorite charity was St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen, 344 Grand Ave., So. San Francisco, CA 94080. Or, in Tommy's memory, simply perform a Random Act of Kindness to help someone less fortunate than you. And, remember, no matter what happens down the road, just KEEP ON TRUCKIN'! Finally, peace and love to all who were fortunate enough to know and appreciate Tommy Sinclair-Smith, because he surely treasured every one of you! Messages may be sent to: jsinclairsmith@yahoo.com.

SINGER CORINNE A SINGER CORINNE SINGER 69, of Carmel, IN, formerly of Ann Arbor. Dear former wife of Harvey R. Singer. Beloved mother of the late David Aaron Singer and daughter of the late Frank and Elinor Pankewicz. Devoted sister of Roger Pankewicz. Also survived by many other loving family members and a world of devoted friends. Services were held in Indiana. Contributions can be made to the David Aaron Singer Memorial Fund, 6735 Telegraph Rd., Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301. Local arrangements by THE DORFMAN CHAPEL, 248-406-6000 or visit: www.thedorfmanchapel.com

SINGER MARY P SINGER MARY SINGER Age 97. December 3, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Henry for 70 years. Dear mother of the late Elizabeth Burke. Loving grandmother of Donna (John) Willacer, Diane Bulmer, Denise Trzaskos and Dawn (Jake) Tolle. Great grandmother of Matthew, Angela, Candice, Bradley, Aundrea, Amber, and Ashley. Memorial Service Saturday 10:00 a.m. at O'Brien/Sullivan Funeral Home, 41555 Grand River, Novi, 248-348-1800. Donations can be made to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 33351, Detroit, MI 48232. On Line sympathy message at www.obriensullivanfunralhome.com

SION LESLIE J SION LESLIE SION Age 63, of Warren, died December 15, 2008. She was born October 14, 1945. Leslie retired from Receiving Hospital in Detroit. Surviving are her son, William (Dawn) Campagna of Warren; step-father, James (Chris) Keragis of Royal Oak; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Visitation Saturday, 1:00 p.m. until memorial Service at 6:00 p.m. at the Kinsey-Garrett Funeral Home, 420 S. Lafayette, Royal Oak. www.kinsey-garrett.com

SIPUS BETTY LOU SIPUS BETTY SIPUS Age 81, December 22, formerly of Livonia. Beloved wife of Nick. Loving mother of Gregory Scott Sipus, Nancy Lee (Tom) Gioia. Grandmother of Samantha. Sister of Jean (Joseph) Zapytowski, Harry (Beverly) Dickerson, and the late Kathleen (Kenneth) Ward, John Dickerson, and James (Alma) Dickerson. Funeral Service Saturday 11 a.m. at R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Home, 15451 Farmington Rd., Livonia. Visitation Friday 3-8 p.m. Share a memory of Betty Lou at www.rggrharris.com

SITARZ DONALD SITARZ November 23, 2008, age 75. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Visitation Saturday 9 a.m. at SS Peter and Paul Church until Mass 9:30 a.m. Arrangements by Sajewski Funeral Home, 19111 W. Warren.

SIVALELLI JOHN ANTHONY SIVALELLI JOHN SIVALELLI Age 44, December 3, 2008. Dear brother of Phillip (Mary) Sivalelli, Louise (Arthur) Kupiec and Thomas (Susan) Sivalelli. Uncle of 7. Preceded in death by his parents Rocco and Rose Sivalelli and nephew Paul. Memorial mass Monday December 15, 2008 at St. Thecla Catholic Church, 20740 S. Nunneley, Clinton Twp. at 9:30a.m. with visitation beginning at 8:30a.m. Arrangements by Buehler Funeral Home

SKONIECZNY THEODORE W SKONIECZNY THEODORE  SKONIECZNY of Dearborn Heights. Age 83. December 17, 2008. Beloved husband of Corrine. Loving father of Denise (John) Buehler, Marcia (Todd) Parvin & Janice (Robert) Ferraro. Cherished grandfather of Kristen K. Michels, Patrick J. Michels, Brandon Ferraro, Lyndsey C. Michels, Joshua Ferraro & Samantha Ferraro. Theodore will be missed by his loving grand-dogs. Gathering time at Hackett-Metcalf Funeral Home, 2640 Monroe Blvd. (Near W. Outer Dr.), Dearborn. Monday, December 29, 2008. 9 a.m. until the time of Memorial Service at 11 a.m. Memorial contributions to the Dearborn Animal Shelter would be appreciated.

SLADEWSKI ANTHONY SLADEWSKI December 17, 2008. Age 79. Beloved husband of Dolores. Loving father of Lawrence (Janice), David, Cindy (Tom) Loughran and Karen. Devoted grandfather of Karl, Tom, Katie, Jonathan, Danny and Sabrina. Also survived by two brothers and a sister. Funeral Monday, in state 9:30 am with Mass to follow 10:00 am at St. Priscilla Catholic Church, 19120 Purlingbrook (west of Middlebelt) Livonia. Visitation Saturday 5-9 pm and Sunday 2-8 pm with a Scripture Service at 7 pm at the Neely-Turowski Funeral Home, 30200 Five Mile Road (between Middlebelt and Merriman). Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. www.neely-turowski.com

SLADOWSKI THEODORE SLADOWSKI Age 87 of Columbus Twp. Died 12-5-2008. Husband of the late Eunice. Father of Theodore Jr., Jon, Michael, David, Thomas, Susan Libby and Diane Mackin. Brother of the late Jesse Chovan, Irene Frederick, Lucille Manley and Henry, John and Gene. Cremation arrangements by Rewalt Funeral Home, Richmond. Memorial Mass scheduled for a later date.

SLAGLE RICHARD L SLAGLE RICHARD SLAGLE Age 70. Passed away on Saturday, December 6, 2008. Mr. Slagle retired from Chrysler Corporation Jefferson North Assembly Plant with 33 years of service. Beloved husband of Janet of 50 years. Dearest father of Margaret (Jack) Thompson, Mary Kathryn Doebler, Karen McGuffie, Richard (Alta) Slagle, Patti (Bob) Gillespie, Janet (Brad) VanBecelaere and the late son-in-law Danny Doebler. Loving grandfather of Chris (Missy) Thompson, Melissa Thompson, Kevin and Ricky McGuffie, Tony and Maria Slagle and Bobby Gillespie, and great-grandfather of Jaiden Thompson. Dear brother of Dorothy Carson, Daisy Anderson and the late Harold, Bessie and Sarah. Visitation at the Sawyer-Fuller Funeral Home, 2125 West Twelve Mile Road (two blocks west of Woodward Avenue) in Berkley, 4-9 p.m. Tuesday. Scripture service 7:00 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral 1:00 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association and American Heart Association. Share your memories at www.sawyer-fuller.com

SLANK CLARE J SLANK CLARE SLANK Age 83 of Hillsdale, former Detroit area resident and school teacher, passed away December 5, 2008. She married Norbert Slank in 1947 and he preceded her in death in 1998. Mother of Noreen Slank, Norbert C. (Carol) Slank and Thomas Slank. Sister of Joan Mueller and Leon Crumb. Funeral Services 2 p.m. on December 9, 2008 at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Hillsdale. Visitation on December 8, 2008 from 5-8 p.m. at the George White Funeral Home, Litchfield.

SLIFCO KATHERINE SLIFCO Age 97 of Belleville, died on December 24, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Mike. Loving mother of Pete (Juliane) and Shirley Leatzau. Dear grandmother to nine grandchildren and great-grandmother to eight. Also survived by sister, Helen Contello. Predeceased by her parents, Pete and Mary Leveski; sons, Mike and Robert; and ten siblings. Visitation Sunday 2-8 p.m. with a scripture service 7:00 p.m. at the Gramer Funeral Home, 705 N. Main St., Clawson. Funeral Mass is Monday at 10:30 a.m. at Guardian Angels Catholic Church, Instate 10:00 a.m. Memorials to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Online condolences can be shared at: www.gramerfuneralhome.com

SLUSHER THOMAS MICHAEL SLUSHER THOMAS SLUSHER; age 62; of Gladwin, formerly of Commerce Twp.; died December 3, 2008. Beloved husband of four years to Patti; loving father of Sandra (Mondel) Hightower and Kristie (Sri) Ram; stepfather of David (Alesha) Kleinert and Rodney (Carolyn) Neubecker; grandfather of Alex, Karissa, Maliah, Makenna, Srina, Nalin, William, Hunter, Tyler and Ember; dear son of Nettie and the late Granville F. Slusher; brother of Granville (Deborah) Slusher and Jeffrey (Carol) Slusher; also survived by his former wife, Sandy; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his dear friend, Alvie Lawson. Mr. Slusher was part owner of Michigan Machine Tool Control Corp. in Commerce Township and was a U.S. Navy Veteran. Friends may visit Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 340 Pontiac Trail, Walled Lake (3 blocks S. of Maple Rd.) Saturday, 3 to 9 p.m. and at Hall-Kokotovich Funeral Home, 440 East Cedar Ave., Gladwin, MI Monday, 12 Noon to 9 p.m. Memorials to the family appreciated. Condolences at www.LynchFuneralDirectors.com

SMART CONSTANCE V SMART CONSTANCE SMART Age 89, of Dearborn. Died peacefully December 30, 2008. Beloved wife of the late James. Loving mother of Roger (Jean Newton) Smart and Lynn (Bill) Turner. Grandmother of Janeene (David) Ziozios, Steven (Karen) Smart, Bill (Ally) Turner, Jill (Chris) McKenzie, Rebecca (Adam) Werder. Great-grandmother of Eric Briggs, Emma, Audrey, Will, Kaley Turner, Turner and Wesley McKenzie, Travis, Kyle and Nathan Smart. Funeral Service Friday, January 2, 2009 at 1:30 p.m. from Querfeld Funeral Home, 1200 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn. Visitation Thursday, January 1, 2009 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Memorial Contributions to Hospice of Michigan, 400 Mack Ave, Detroit, MI 48201 www.querfeldfh.com.

SMEDLEY ELLAMARILYN SMEDLEY December 21, 2008, age 90. Beloved wife of the late Harvey. Loving mother of Janet (Lewis) Rippy, Susan Lenz, Gloria (Bob) Vandewalle, Kathleen (Gerry) Pasquantonio and Marilyn (Rich) Jones. Sister of Marian Cox Sears. Also survived by 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Funeral Wednesday 11:30 a.m. at Kaul Funeral Home, 35201 Garfield Rd. (N. of 15 Mile). Visitation Tuesday 3:00-9:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Gleaners Food Bank of Thaw would be appreciated. Please share a memory with the family at www.kaulfuneralhome.com

SMITH ANNA MAY SMITH ANNA SMITH Age 94 of Bloomfield Hills, December 10, 2008. Loving wife of the late George. Dear mother of Barbara (Bob) Vogt, Robert Smith, Susan (Mark) Aulie and Lauri Westman. Survived by 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Smith was an artist, painter and golfer at Pine Lake Country Club. She was an active member of her church and community. The family will receive friends Friday 3-8 p.m. at the Potere-Modetz Funeral Home, 339 Walnut Blvd., Rochester. Mrs. Smith will lie in state Saturday, December 13, 2008 1 p.m. at the Franklin Community Church, 26425 Wellington, Franklin, with funeral services at 2 p.m. Interment White Chapel Cemetery. Suggested memorials to Franklin Community Church. Online guestbook www.modetzfuneralhomes.com.

SMITH BLANCHE E SMITH BLANCHE SMITH Age 83, December 17, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Donald. Dear mother of Dawn (Al) Andreshak, Barbara (Jim) Wedding and Bridget (Perry) Fowler. Also survived by eight grandchildren and three great-granddaughters. Cremation has taken place. ahpeters.com

SMITH DEANNA B SMITH DEANNA SMITH age 65; of Auburn Hills and Tequesta, FL; passed away December 20, 2008. Beloved wife of Edgar H. "Gar" Smith, Jr.; loving mother of Edgar H. (Ned) Smith, III and his wife, Maren, and Daniel (Michael Caldwell) Smith; dear grandmother of Miranda and Jason; sister of Barbara (Michael) Ranallo; aunt of Michael (Katie) Ranallo and Coral Ranallo; great aunt of Emily. She will be remembered as a loving and patient mother and as a supportive and enthusiastic corporate wife. She was active in the Rochester Junior Women's Club and Lambda Chi Omega and loved to play bridge and golf. A Memorial Service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at University Presbyterian Church, 1385 S. Adams Rd., in Rochester Hills. Memorial contributions in Deanna's name may be made to Beaumont Hospice, 1200 Stephenson Hwy., Troy, MI 48083 or the American Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted to Pixley Funeral Home, 322 W. University Dr., Rochester, MI 48307.

SMITH JEANNETTE S SMITH JEANNETTE SMITH Age 88, died December 15 2008 in Orange Park, FL. Born December 18, 1919 in Detroit. Predeceased by husband, Raymond A Smith, their infant daughter, Sharon, and her brother, Herbert L Shannon. Survived by three children; nine grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation at Sajewski Funeral Home, 19111 W. Warren Ave, Detroit, December 19 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Funeral service at St. James Lutheran Church, 14450 Ashton (corner of Southfield and Lyndon) Detroit, MI 48223, Saturday, December 20 at 10 a.m. Burial at Glen Eden Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to St James Lutheran Church or Advent Lutheran Church, 2156 Loch Rane Blvd, Orange Park, FL 32073.

SMITH JOHN F SMITH JOHN SMITH Age 73, December 24, 2008. Beloved husband of Suzanne. Dear father of Mike (Denise) Kennedy, Don (Kelly) Kennedy, Kelly (Dan) Begnoche, Cathy Williams, Kristen Gray, Elizabeth (Clint) Gowder and the late Sharon Stewart. Grandfather of 18. Great-grandfather of 3. Brother of Jean Brady. Best friend of Joey. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Worshipful Master of the Garden City Masonic Lodge #587. Visitation Sunday 1-7pm. Funeral Services Monday 10am at the John N. Santeiu and Son Funeral Home, 1139 Inkster (between Ford and Cherry Hill). Memorials suggested to Henry Ford Hospital Pancreatic Cancer.

SMITH MARGARET L SMITH MARGARET SMITH age 59, November 25, 2008. Loving mother of Erick (Dionne) Smith and loving grandmother of Sydney and London. Preceded in death by mother Erma Lee Clark and nephew Jamar. Survived by father Washington Clark Sr.; sisters Joan, Charity (James) Anderson, JoDonna (Marvin) Pride, Pamela, and brother Washington Jr. Also survived by nephews and nieces (Levar, Alexis, Whitney, Marvin Jr.; great nephew Onnie). She will be greatly missed by all the many lives she touched. Funeral Friday December 5th 11 a.m. with family hour at 10 a.m. at New Prospect Missionary Baptist Church, 6330 Pembroke, Detroit, 48221.

SMITH MATTHEW BERRIEN SMITH MATTHEW SMITH Age 60, November 18, 2008. Beloved husband of Susan. Loving father of Damon (Gareth), Nathaniel (Liesl). Dearest grandfather of Evalyn Whitney and Olivia Christine. Dear son of Dibby and the late Jimmy Smith. Brother of Sally (Floyd) Bailey, Nancy Reid, and Lucy (J. Michael) Hofmann. A memorial service and celebration of Matthew's life will take place at Christ Church Grosse Pointe, 61 Grosse Pointe Blvd., Grosse Pointe Farms on Saturday, December 13 at 2 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to either the All Saint's Fund at Christ Church-Grosse Pointe or Hospice of Michigan (hom.org). Light a candle and share a memory at www.verheyden.org

SMITH RICHARD C SMITH RICHARD SMITH December 21, 2008. Age 79. Beloved husband of Judy for 55 years. Dear father of Scott (Mimi Ford), Liz Feasler (John), Sarah Wills (Rich) and the late Martha Berels. Also survived by 10 grandchildren. Memorial service Friday, January 2nd, 3 p.m. at St. David Episcopal Church, 16200 W. Twelve Mile Rd., Southfield. In lieu of flowers family suggests memorials to Hospice of Michigan or The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. A.J. Desmond & Sons (248) 549-0500. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com

SMITH RUSSEL L B SMITH RUSSEL SMITH RUSSEL SMITH Age 94 of Marysville, died December 22. Dear brother of Marjorie McCann. Russel retired from General Motors Corporation. Visitation 5-8 p.m. on Friday in the Marysville Funeral Home, 1200 Michigan Ave., Marysville. Funeral Services 11:00 a.m. Saturday in the Marysville Funeral Home. Burial in Roseland Park Cemetery. Send condolences to marysvillefuneralhome.com

SMOLY BERNIECE E SMOLY BERNIECE SMOLY Age 92, December 5, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Theodore. Predeceased by three brothers. Also survived by many nieces and nephews and friends. Funeral Monday 1 p.m. at the Dearborn Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 22546 Michigan Ave. Visitation Sunday 2-9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Penrickton Center for Blind Children.

SMURTHWAITE ADELE SMURTHWAITE is with a profound sense of celebration for a life well lived, and well loved, that the family of Adele Marie Smurthwaite, born June 01, 1918, in Cleveland, Ohio, wishes to announce that she passed away December 09, 2008, after a ten year battle with Alzheimer's disease. After graduating from Shaw High School, Cleveland, Adele first worked for the Cleveland Bell Telephone company, and then married Harold Frank Smurthwaite, on December 07, 1940. She and Mr. Smurthwaite had three children, and lived both in the Cleveland, Ohio area, as well as Bloomfield Hills, MI before settling in Columbus, OH, where she worked at Riverside Methodist Hospital. She moved to Los Angeles, California in 1994, after Mr. Smurthwaite had passed away, where she resided until her death. She is survived by her three children, Mrs. Joane Sargent of Eugene, Oregon, Mrs. Kathryn Mullin of Westlake Village, CA, and Mr. Gregg Smurthwaite of Grove City, OH. As well, she leaves behind seven grand children, Mrs. Bethany Olson of Eugene, OR, Ms. Melissa Mullin of Sausalito, CA, Mr. Morgan Mullin of Thousand Oaks, CA, Mr. Nicholas Smurthwaite of Columbus, OH; and Masters Elijah, Luke and Christian Smurthwaite of Grove City, OH. Finally, Mrs. Smurthwaite has two great-grandchildren, Masters Bradford and Daniel Olson of Eugene, OR. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made in her memory to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001, or contact them via the internet using the following address: secure.4agoodcause.com/afa/donate1.asp

SNIESAK GRACE SNIESAK GRACE SERRA SNIESAK GRACE HENDERSON SNIESAK GRACE SERRA HENDERSON SNIESAK Age 78. Beloved wife of the late Joe. Loving mother of Peggy (Harry), Mike, Debbie (Jim), Chris (Bonnie), Heather (Kevin) and the late Danny. Dear step-mother of Joe (Nancy), Leslie (Ed), Doug (Linda). Proud grandmother of 21 and great grandmother of 11. Visitation Saturday 2-9 p.m., Sunday 1-9 p.m. Funeral Service Monday 10 a.m. at A. H. Peters Funeral Home, 32000 Schoenherr Rd. at Masonic (13 Mile Rd.) Warren. ahpeters.com

SNYDER BRENDA B SNYDER BRENDA SNYDER Sunrise June 12, 1954 - Sunset December 24, 2008. Dearest mother of Kenisha (Andre) Snyder Williams. Daughter of Marcellus and Shirley Snyder. Grandmother of Andre and Andrea Williams. Sister of Glenn Snyder. Many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Services today 11 a.m. at Tried Stone Baptist Church, 1550 Taylor, Detroit. Interment Detroit Memorial Park (West) Cemetery. Share memories of Brenda and offer condolences to her family at www.jameshcolefh.com

SOBOLESKI THEODORE SOBOLESKI TED SOBOLESKI  Born August 14, 1919 in Detroit. WWII Army Combat Infantryman. He passed away on December 13, 2008. Loving husband of the late Theresa Soboleski. Dearest father of Susan (Keith) Troesch, Tom (Beth) Soboleski, Tim Soboleski, Ted (Sue) Soboleski and Patrick Soboleski. Dear grandfather of Michael, Michelle, Serena, Andy, Jennifer, Allison, and Adam. Dear great grandfather of Jayvon and Madison. Visitation Monday 2-9 p.m. at the Wasik Funeral Home, 11470 13 Mile Road, Warren (W. of Hoover Road). Instate Tuesday 9 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. Funeral Mass at St. Mark Church, 4257 Bart Street, Warren. Interment at St. Clement Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at: www.wasikfuneralhome.com

SOLD GEORGE AUGUST SOLD GEORGE SOLD November 27, 2008, age 89, of Troy. Director of Employment at Detroit Edison Company. He was a Major with the U.S. Army during WW II. Husband of Elizabeth (nee: Clise) for 67 years. Father of Charles and the late Michael and Sharon. Grandfather of Jeffrey, Megan, and Caroline. Father-in-law of Steven Agase. Memorial Mass Thursday, 11 a.m. at St. Thomas More Church, 4580 N. Adams Road, Troy. Inurnment with Military Honors at Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly, Michigan. A. J. Desmond & Sons, 248-362-2500. Memorial Tributes to City of Hope, or Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com

SOLOMON EVA R SOLOMON EVA SOLOMON Beloved wife of Samuel Solomon. Dear mother of James (Julie) Solomon and Susan (Dennis) Kay. Dearest sister of Michael S. Downes and Dorothy Domnitch. Loving grandmother of Sherri (Jimmy) Ketai, Marc (Amy) Kay, Stacy (Andy) Doctoroff, Michael (Sara) Solomon and Adam (Holly) Solomon. Great-grandmother of Joshua, Adam, Evan, Jordyn, Meredith, Nicole, Alana, Matthew, Ari, Elan, Elise, Aaron Jacob, Jayden and Cooper. Devoted sister-in-law of Dorothy Solomon and Rochelle Solomon. Also remembered by many loving nieces, nephews, family members and friends. SERVICES WERE HELD AT THE DORFMAN CHAPEL, FARMINGTON HILLS, 248-406-6000. INTERMENT AT ADAT SHALOM MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY, LIVONIA or visit www.thedorfmanchapel.com

SOLTIS MIKE SOLTIS December 14, 2008. Age 79 of Dearborn. Beloved husband of Dorothy for 55 years. Loving father of Kevin (Mary) Soltis, Michael (Rosette) Soltis, David (Jann) Soltis, and Susan (Paul) Davies. Also survived by seven grandchildren. Dear brother of Irene, Helen, Steve and Joe. Funeral Wednesday December 17, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. at Voran Funeral Home, 23701 Ford Rd. (Dearborn Chapel). Visitation Tuesday 2-9 p.m. Interment Mt. Hope Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Online guestbook at www.voranfuneralhome.com

SOLTIS ROSETTE MARY SOLTIS ROSETTE SOLTIS Age 54. Passed away at her home in Livonia, MI on Thursday, December 18, 2008. Daughter of Jules Shammas and Jeanny Knaff-Shammas, she was born in Baghdad, Iraq on January 17, 1954 and became a U.S. citizen in 1965. She married Michael Soltis in Dearborn, MI on September 25, 1981 and became proud mother of Andrew in 2001. Graduate of Ann Arbor Huron High, BA in Sociology from University of Michigan (1975), teaching certificate in French from Eastern Michigan University and paralegal certificate from Madonna University. She is survived by her husband, son, mother, sister Viviane and brother Robert (Patti). Rosette loved quilting, travel and her two cats. Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. on Monday, December 22 at Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 W. 6 Mile Rd., Livonia. (734) 591-3700. Visitation Sunday 2-8 p.m. Entombment Glen Eden Memorial Park, Livonia. Online guestbook at www.harryjwillfuneralhome.com

SONDEJ RICHARD SONDEJ Age 68. Beloved brother of Robert (Mary Ann) and Thomas (Gail) Sondej. Uncle of Susan (Thomas) Pochapsky, Melinda (Rich) Vogellehner, Robert Sondej, Jr., Melissa (William) Hodson, and Thomas (Humma Siddiqi) Sondej. Also survived by his cherished dog, Jamie. Visitation Thursday from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at S.K. Schultz Funeral Home, 43300 Garfield, north of 19 Mile. Additional visitation 9:30 a.m. Friday until time of Funeral Mass 10:00 a.m. at St. Paul of Tarsus Catholic Church, 41300 Romeo Plank Rd. in Clinton Township. Memorial contributions to Mercy Hospice, 281 Enterprise Court, Suite 300, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302 would be appreciated. Share your thoughts and memories at www.SchultzFuneralHome.com.

SONGE ROBERT A SONGE MD ROBERT SONGE MD Age 80, of Milford, December 4, 2008. He is survived by his wife, Janice; children, Mary (Paul) Gunn, Michael (Sandra) Fisher, Debra (Robert) Hullum, Fay Songe, Lisa (Gene) Keyes, Jan Songe, William Songe; 11 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; sister, Nan Sander; special friend and brother in law, Rich and Sherry Hernandez and many loving extended family members and dear friends. Dr. Songe was the former Chief of Staff and Chief of Radiology at Oakwood Hospital in Dearborn, MI and partner in Harris, Birkhill, Wang, Songe & Associates, Radiologist Specialists. A Memorial Service will be held at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 404 E. Liberty, Milford, Monday, December 8, 1 p.m. Friends may gather for 1 hour prior to the Service. Memorials may be made to the Oakwood Foundation. For further information please call 248-684-6645 or visit: www.LynchFuneralDirectors.com

SOPER BETTY J SOPER BETTY SOPER Age 89, of Farmington Hills, December 23, 2008. Betty is survived by her devoted 10 nieces and nephews, 24 grandnieces and nephews, and 22 great-grandnieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her siblings, Rosemary Hurst, William R. Soper and Helen J. Strand. Betty retired from Michigan Bell Telephone Co. Funeral Mass Saturday, December 27, 10:30 a.m. (in state 10 a.m.) at St. Gerald Church, 21300 Farmington Rd., (btwn. 8-9 Mile Rds.), Farmington. Visitation Friday 3-8 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary service at the Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, 23720 Farmington Rd. (just N. of Grand River, btwn. 9-10 Mile Rds.), downtown Farmington (248-474-5200). Memorial tributes suggested to the Michigan League for Human Services, 1115 South Pennsylvania Avenue, Suite 202, Lansing, MI 48912-1658 (www.milhs.org). heeney-sundquist.com

SPAMPINATO YVONNE SPAMPINATO Age 90, of Highland and formerly of Dearborn Heights and River Rouge, December 16, 2008. Preceded in death by her beloved husband Vincent (d.1994). She is survived by her children, Connie Spampinato, Laura (Joe) Piwko, John (Cherie) Spampinato, Anthony (the late Rose) Spampinato, Ann Marie (David) Sauve; grandchildren, Vincent (Lorena) Spampinato, Gina (Fred) Baker, Dina Spampinato, Joseph Piwko, Anthony (Jennifer) Piwko, Anthony Spampinato, Yvonne Spampinato, Emily Sauve, Angela Sauve, Olivia Sauve; great-grandchildren, Giovanni and Rocco. Also leaves many loving extended family members and dear friends. A Funeral Mass will be held at Church of the Holy Spirit, 3700 N. Harvey Lake Rd., Highland, Friday, December 19, 10 a.m. with visitation beginning at 9 a.m. Fr. Leo Lulko to officiate. Burial Our Lady of Hope Cemetery, Brownstown, MI. Friends may visit at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 404 E. Liberty, Milford, Thursday, 4-9 p.m. Rosary 6 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Church. For further information please call 248-684-6645 or visit www.LynchFuneralDirectors.com

SPANSKI VIRGINIA SPANSKI December 26, 2008. Age 83. Beloved wife of the late Arthur. Dear mother of Edward (the late Nancy) Spanski, Rose Marie (Tom) Willoughby and Robert Spanski. Loving grandmother of five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation Monday 1-9 p.m. at the Wasik Funeral Home, Inc. 11470 Thirteen Mile Road (West of Hoover) Warren. Funeral Tuesday, for time and location please call (586) 751-3131. Entombment Mt. Olivet. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society or the Alzheimer's Association. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.wasikfuneralhome.com

SPECTOR FLORENCE W SPECTOR FLORENCE SPECTOR Beloved wife of the late Samuel H. Spector. Dear mother of Laurie (Stanley) Goodfriend and Dr. Ellen (the late Dr. Bernard) Gitlin. Dearest sister of Leonard Wolfson. Loving grandmother of Jaimi Goodfriend and Steven (Gillian) Goodfriend. Also survived by many loving family members and friends. GRAVESIDE SERVICES TODAY 12 NOON AT MACHPELAH CEMETERY, FERNDALE. ARRANGEMENTS BY THE DORFMAN CHAPEL, FARMINGTON HILLS, 248-406-6000 or visit www.thedorfmanchapel.com

SPENCE MICHAEL D SPENCE MICHAEL SPENCE Age 57 of Dearborn, December 19, 2008. Beloved husband of Catherine. Dearest father of Stephanie Spence (Geo) Mrozowski and David Spence. Dear brother of Tom Musselwhite, Jean Widener, and Kathy Potter. Preceded in death by his sister Victoria Hemann and brother Ronald Bright. Loving son of Nancy Bright. Funeral Monday 7 p.m. at the Taylor Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 9800 S. Telegraph. Visitation Monday 1-8 p.m.

SPIEKER ARNOLD CURT SPIEKER ARNOLD SPIEKER Age 84, of Shelby Twp, December 18, 2008. Beloved husband of Hedwig, dear father of Walter and Arnie, grandfather of Leah, brother of Elizabeth Rox. Also survived by many friends and family here and in Germany Funeral Mass Monday 11:00 a.m. at St. Kieran Catholic Church, 53600 Mound, Shelby Twp. In state 10 a.m. Visitation Sunday 2-7 p.m. with scripture service at 6 p.m. at Gramer Funeral Home, Diener Chapel, 48271 Van Dyke (S of 22 Mile), Shelby Twp. Condolences may be shared at www.gramerfuneralhome.com

SPEIR ANNE SPEIR Age 95, passed away December 8, 2008. Born July 26, 1913 (on The Feast of St. Anne) in Delray, MI. Preceded in death by her husband James in 1963, parents John and Julia Tizedes, sisters Mary Campbell and Julia Dart and brother John Tizedes. Cherished mother of six children: James (Irene) Speir, Kathleen (Gary) Gray, Barbara (John) Suyak, Mary (James) Bongiorno-Vajen, Margaret (Raymond) Pilon and Timothy (Theresa) Speir. Adored grandmother of 17, great-grandmother of 27 and "Auntie Anne" to 16 nephews and nieces. Memorial contributions to Bortz Health Care of Ypsilanti (Activities Dept.) appreciated. Visitation Wednesday 5-8 p.m., Thursday 2-8 p.m. and Friday 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Funeral Service at DAVID C. BROWN FUNERAL HOME, Belleville. www.davidcbrownfh.com

SPENCER ELLEN L SPENCER ELLEN SPENCER December 5, 2008, age 88. Beloved wife of Bill. Dear mother of William Spencer, Jr. (Sue), Candice Hirschlieb (Gary) and Beverly Pettit (Brian). Also seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Sister of Robert Mundt (Margaret) and Donald Mundt (Vivian). Funeral Service Monday 1 p.m. at A. J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Road (between Maple and Big Beaver). Family will receive friends Sunday 2-8 p.m. Interment White Chapel Cemetery. Memorial Tributes to Make-a-Wish Foundation, 230 Huron View Blvd., Ann Arbor, MI 48103. View obituary and share memories at: www.DesmondFuneralHome.com SPENCER NOTLEY SPENCER December 2, 2008, age 79. Lov ing father of Michael, Jeffrey, Dennis, Douglas, John, Cynthia, James, Susan, and Thomas. Dear grandfather of nine and great grandfather of two. Dear husband of Dorothy. Visitation Saturday, December 6 from 10 a.m. till the time of the service, 12 noon at L.A. Turowski Funeral Home, 9300 Middlebelt Rd.(North of Joy). Interment at Detroit Memorial Park West. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Disabled American Veterans. www.neely-turowski.com

SPIEKER ARNOLD CURT SPIEKER ARNOLD SPIEKER Age 84, of Shelby Twp, December 18, 2008. Beloved husband of Hedwig, dear father of Walter and Arnie, grandfather of Leah, brother of Elizabeth Rox. Also survived by many friends and family here and in Germany Funeral Mass Monday 11:00 a.m. at St. Kieran Catholic Church, 53600 Mound, Shelby Twp. In state 10 a.m. Visitation Sunday 2-7 p.m. with scripture service at 6 p.m. at Gramer Funeral Home, Diener Chapel, 48271 Van Dyke (S of 22 Mile), Shelby Twp. Condolences may be shared at www.gramerfuneralhome.com.

SPINEK JEAN M SPINEK JEAN SPINEK JEAN M CZAPLA SPINEK JEAN CZAPLA SPINEK (nee Czapla) Beloved wife of the late William. Dearest mother of James (Cormella), Richard (Ann), Jeanette (Harold) Cooper and Suzanne (Green) Templin. Loving grandmother of nine grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. Pre-deceased by grandson Thomas Cooper. Dear sister of Pat McDonald. Dear sister-in-law of Helen Czapla. Visitation Saturday 3-9 p.m. at the Sterling Heights Chapel of the E.J. Mandziuk & Son Funeral Home, 3801 18 Mile Rd. (N.W. corner of Ryan). Funeral Service Saturday 7 p.m. at the funeral home. At the request of the family, memorial donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation.

SPRAGUE IRVING SPRAGUE JERRY SPRAGUE Age 78, Delray Beach Florida, formerly of Detroit, Michigan, died December 21, 2008. Beloved husband of the late Roberta (Rechter), loving father of Stuart (Denise) Sprague, Jeffery (Robin) Sprague, and Marta (Robert) Porcella. Beloved grandfather of Shoshana, Ariella, Nadav, Ilana, and Carly Sprague. Also survived by brother-in-law Herbert Rechter. Previous part owner of Allied Accessories and Auto Parts, longtime member of Temple Israel in Detroit and Tam O'Shanter Country Club. His kindness will be missed by all. Funeral services Tuesday, 2:15 p.m., December 23 at Eternal Light Cemetery, Boynton Beach FL. Contributions suggested to Mazon or City of Hope. Entrusted to Sinai Memorial Chapels, 561-865-1747

STABLER INEZ M STABLER INEZ STABLER Age 94, December 23, 2008. Loving aunt of Jim Westphal. Dear sister of the late Louise (Hubert) Westphal. Also survived by cousins, Jan (Cindy) Warren, Nancy Warren, Marjorie Connor, Lucy Wind, and many friends. Family will receive friends Friday 3-9 p.m. at the Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 25450 Plymouth Road, Redford. Chapel services will be Saturday 11 a.m. at Grand Lawn Cemetery. Please share a memory with the family at www.harryjwillfuneralhome.com

STACY, WORLEY B. STACE STACY WORLEY STACE STACY WORLEY STACY of Pontiac; suddenly December 6, 2008; at 84 years of age. Loving husband of Eleanor Peggy for over 60 years; dear father of Lois (Vaughn) Wilson and Lee Stacy; beloved grandfather of Jerry Dooley Jr., Sherri (Alex) McGee and Andrea Wilson; great grandfather of Douglas and Joseph Dooley, Cory McGee, Amanda (Aaron) Gardner and the late Lorianne Dooley; also survived by many loving nieces and nephews; preceded in death by 12 brothers and sisters. Mr. Stacy was a firefighter for Pontiac Motors, retiring in 1977. He loved bowling, fishing, golf and construction projects around the house. He also enjoyed listening to and singing country music. Funeral Service will be Wednesday, December 10, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. at COATS FUNERAL HOME, Waterford. Burial will follow at Perry Mount Park Cemetery, Pontiac. The family will receive friends Tuesday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Memorial donations may made to Leader Dogs for the Blind, envelopes available at the funeral home. To send a private condolence go to www.coatsfuneralhome.com and select Guestbook.

STAHLEY LOUISE E STAHLEY LOUISE STAHLEY December 19, 2008. Age 67. Beloved wife of Richard. Dear mother of Karen Ondraka and Cheryl Carsley. Grandmother of four. Visitation Monday 2-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. at the Schrader-Howell Funeral Home, 280 South Main Street, Plymouth and Tuesday from 10 a.m. until time of Funeral Service at 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 39020 Five Mile Road, Livonia. Share your special thoughts and memories at schrader-howell.com

STAIRS GERTRUDE STAIRS TRUDY STAIRS Age 83, December 5, 2008 of Dearborn Heights. Beloved wife of the late Edward. Loving mother of Jerome (Mary), Kathy Howard and Yvonne (Thomas) Tadajewski. Dearest grandmother of four and great-grandmother of three. Memorial gathering Tuesday 3-9 p.m. at the Allen Park Chapel-Martenson Family of Funeral Homes, 10915 Allen Rd. (at Goddard Rd.). Rosary Tuesday 3 p.m. Memorial Mass Wednesday 10 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, 26123 McDonald, Dearborn Heights. Family to receive friends at church Wednesday beginning at 9:30 a.m. www.martenson.com

STANLEY HILDEGARD D STANLEY HILDEGARD STREK STANLEY HILDEGARD D STREK STANLEY (nee STREK) December 8, 2008 of Bloomfield Hills. Wife of the late Benjamin F. Dear mother of Barbara A. Gilbert (Jeffrey), Christine A. Dwyer (Dennis) and Benjamin F. III (Beth). Grandmother of Kimberly, Holly, Emily, Kelly and Katherine. Sister of Karl A. Strek (Doris), the late Winfried W. Strek (the late Katherine) and the late Otto E. Strek (Helen). Sister-in-law of Phyllis Ober (the late John). Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Volunteer for Cranbrook House and Gardens Auxiliary. Service of Remembrance Friday 10:30 a.m. at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward (btwn 13-14 Mile). Family will receive friends Thursday 5-8 p.m. Memorial tributes to Hope Lodge, 2806 Reading Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45206 or Cranbrook House and Gardens Auxiliary, 380 Lone Pine Rd., Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com

STARGHILL OTIS CLAYTON STARGHILL SR OTIS STARGILL SR 96, November 27, 2008. Survived by wife Arlene Millner Starghill; children Robert (Betty), Walter (Denise), Otis, Jr. (Jewelle), Janice Keel (Alvin), Gene Marvin, and Susan Lyons (Norman). Retired Building Tradesman Union Steward, Local 334-1196. Family Hour 10 a.m. Service 11 a.m. at Samaritan Missionary Baptist Church, December 3, 2008.

STARON ROBERT JOSEPH STARON SR ROBERT STARON SR age 79 of Sedona, passed away on November 27, 2008. He was born in Michigan on May 18th, 1929 to Frank Sr. and Victoria Staron. He is survived by his wife Barbara Ann; church Robert Jr., Victoria, Wendy, jacque, Darla and Donnie. He also leaves behind 11 beloved grandchildren and two siblings, Lottie Gonciarz and Frank Staron along with many nieces and nephews. After Robert retired from Chrysler Motor company he formed Startek Corporation where he was able to travel the UNited States and Europe. He finished his working career as a contractor for the Arizona Republic. Robert served our country proud as a veteran of the Korean War. Dad will be deeply missed. Condolences can be sent to the family at www.norvelowensmortuary.com

STASIUK, VIRGINIA CHARLYNE STASIUK VIRGINIA STASIUK VIRGINIA DEEG STASIUK VIRGINIA CHARLYNE DEEG STASIUK 72 years old; of Sandusky MI; went to be with the Lord on December 14, 2008. She was born in Detroit Michigan on February 29, 1936. She was the daughter of Reverend James and Virginia (Marshbanks) Deeg. She graduated from Pontiac High School in 1954 and Albion College in 1958. On June 28, 1958 Charlyne married Robert F. Stasiuk with whom she enjoyed 50 wonderful years of marriage. She taught mathematics, science and english in Pontiac Public Schools and Sandusky Community Schools for 22 years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Sandusky, United Methodist Women, Friends of the Sandusky District Library, an active member of the Michigan Education Association Retired Thumb Chapter and involved in local weight watcher groups. She was preceded in death by her parents and an infant daughter, Elizabeth Ann. Surviving are her loving husband Robert; sons, Robert (Linda) Stasiuk of Holt, Michigan, Jon (Jennifer) Stasiuk of Three Rivers Michigan. She was blessed with grandchildren, Ashley, Adam, Luke, Emma, and Jack; also surviving is her sister Marsha (Thomas) Bryant of Pleasant Ridge, Michigan, an aunt, cousins, several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Charlyne enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, especially along the shores of Lake Huron. In her youth, she was involved in theater and public speaking. She was an avid reader and enjoyed being involved in many church activities. She was a determined daily walker and enjoyed water aerobics. She enjoyed spending her winters in the southwest with friends and relatives. At her wishes, Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held at the First United Methodist Church of Sandusky, Saturday, December 20th at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to either the First United Methodist Church of Sandusky or the Sandusky District Library.

STAWASZ JULIA C STAWASZ JULIA STAWASZ Age 80, December 17, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Walter. Dear mother of John (Deborah), Theresa (David) Tubek, and Elizabeth. Grandmother of Bethany and Marie. Sister of Stella Shisler, Mary Potasnik and the late Anna Stawasz. Visitation Sunday 2-8 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 Inkster (between Ford and Cherry Hill). In state Monday 9 a.m. until a 9:30 a.m. Mass at Church of the Divine Child, 1055 N. Silvery Lane at Wilson in Dearborn.

ST CHARLES-BRADY SYDNEY ST CHARLES-BRADY SYDNEY BRADY Age 43. December 18, 2008, of Brownstown. Beloved wife of Joseph. Dear mother of Ella Rose. Dearest daughter of Norma. Loving sister of Mark, Christopher, Matthew and David. Family will be greeting friends Monday 2 p.m. at the Allen Park Chapel-Martenson Family of Funeral Homes, 10915 Allen Rd. (corner of Goddard) until time of memorial service 6 p.m. Memorials to Arbor Hospice would be appreciated by the family. www.martenson.com

STEELE LYNMARIE STEELE December 11, 2008. Dear wife of Earl Jr. Dear mother of Stephanie (Steven) Holz and Earl III. Dear daughter of Rosemarie Schultes and the late John Semenas. Dear sister of Maryann (James) Bock, John (Shari) Semenas and Shawn (Jeff) Quail. Dear daughter-in-law of Earl and Joan. Dear sister-in-law of Veronica (Mike) Roy and Jeff (Nicole). Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visitation at Gendernalik Funeral Home, 35259 23 Mile Rd., New Baltimore, Friday, December 19th, 4 p.m. until time of Service at 7 p.m.

STEIN WANDA V NAIMOLA STEIN WANDA NAIMOLA STEIN WANDA V STEIN WANDA STEIN (NEE NAIMOLA) 93. December 27, 2008. Mother of Constance Shepan and Madeline Dines. Sister of Eleanor Graye and the late Alex Naimola and Jean Nowicki. Also survived by grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Memorial Service is at a later date.

STEINER EVELYN STEINER Beloved wife of the late Paul Steiner. Cherished mother of Sanford (Kathy) Steiner and Geri (Eugene) Zhiss. Loving grandmother of Anne and Mark Steiner, Wendi and David Traxler, Ron and Melissa Zhiss, Tracy and Michael Zhiss and Peter and Laura Zhiss. Great grand mother of Eve and Lillian Steiner, Rachel and Allison Traxler, Parker and Maeli Zhiss and Connor and Ella Zhiss. Dear sister of Joe (Gloria) Stolman. SERVICES 1:00 PM FRIDAY AFTERNOON AT THE MACHPELAH CEMETERY CHAPEL. ARRANGEMENTS WITH THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, (248) 569-0020. www.irakaufman.com

STEMPIEN SOPHIE STEMPIEN Age 98, December 16, 2008. Wife of the late Bud. Mother of Connie (Patrick) Deighan and Leonard (Lee) Stempien. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of 16. Funeral from Holy Name Church, 630 Harmon, Birmingham, Friday 10 a.m. Friends may visit at church beginning at 9:30 a.m. Visitation at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Road (between 14-15 Mile Rds.) Thursday 3-8 p.m. Prayers Thursday 7 p.m. Obituary and condolences at lynchfuneraldirectors.com

STEPHENS CATHERINE A STEPHENS CATHERINE STEPHENS Age 79, December 1, 2008. Wife of the late George. Dear mother of George (Pam) Stephens, David (Sharon) Stephens, Nancy (Chris) Kapuschinski and Diane (Chris) Centrowski, also survived by 10 grandchildren. Visitation Thursday 3-9 p.m. with a Prayer Service 7 p.m. at Edward Swanson & Son Funeral Home, 30351 Dequindre (one block S. of 13 Mile Rd.) Madison Heights. Additional visitation Friday 9:30 a.m. until time of Funeral Service 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, 20500 Anglin (located on 8 Mile Rd./ East of Dequindre) Detroit. Interment Oakview Cemetery.

STEPHENS EARL A STEPHENS EARL STEPHENS Age 85, formerly of Dryden, passed away Wednesday, December 3, 2008. He was born October 21, 1923, the son of Jabez and Clara (Sjoholm) Stephens in Ishpeming, MI. He married Rosemae Choinard on October 13, 1951 at St. Martin's Catholic Church in Detroit. Mr. Stephens proudly served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific during WWII before an honorable discharge. Mr. Stephens was a very active member at St. Cornelius Catholic Church in Dryden. He served in many roles including alter boy, usher, orator and Minister of Eucharist. He loved working the garden and woodworking, and was always busy doing something. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He is survived by his wife, children Karen (Gary) Fowler of Mississauga, Ontario, Susan (Donald) Dickison of St. Lazare, Quebec, Nancy (Denis) Gobeil of Hudson, Quebec and David (Mary Anne) Stephens of London, Ontario. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren and one sister, Dorothy Kulovitz of Chicago, IL. He is predeceased by his parents and brother, Burton Stephens. The family wishes to extend a sincere thank you to the hospice staff at Beaumont Royal Oak. Visitation will be 3-8 p.m. on Friday, December 5, 2008 at Muir Brothers Funeral Home in Almont. A funeral Mass will be said at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 6, 2008 at St. Cornelius Catholic Church in Dryden. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Hospital (www.stjude.org) or Salvation Army (www.salvationarmyusa.org). Arrangements entrusted to Muir Brothers Funeral Home in Almont, and you may share your thoughts with the family at www.MuirBrothers.com

STEPHENS NADINE STEPHENS Age 51, passed away Tuesday, November 25, 2008 at her residence. Family hour 10:30 a.m. Saturday, December 6, 2008 from the Chapel of Lawrence E. Moon Funeral Home, 268 N. Perry St., with funeral service commencing immediately at 11 a.m. Pastor Willie Robinson, Sr, officiating. Interment Perry Mount Park Cemetery, 878 N. Perry St. Friends and pallbearers will assemble at the funeral home 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

STEPHENS WATROUS CHRISTINE STEPHENS WATROUS STEPHENS Beloved wife of the late Duel D. Stephens and the late Raymond Watrous. Dearest mom of Janice (Robert Donofrio) Stephens, Judith (Dave) Crouse and Penny Boles. Loving grandma of nine, great grandma of 14. Dear sister of Johnnie Kate Looper. Services Saturday 11 a.m. at Kaul Funeral Home, 28433 Jefferson, St. Clair Shores, Visitation Friday 4-8 p.m. Memorials suggested to Fentress County Food Bank, P.O. Box 67, Allardt, TN 38504 or Scholarship Fund AAUW, Ann Arbor Branch, P.O. Box 2806, Ann Arbor MI 48106. Expressions of sympathy may be made at kaulfuneralhome.com

STEPHENSON, MARK EDWARD STEPHENSON MARK STEPHENSON died suddenly November 27; laid to rest on December 4. Loving husband of the late Marguerita; devoted brother of Alan (Ellen) and Gary (Ellen); special uncle of Joshua. Born April 27, 1953, in Pontiac to Bud and Dorothy. He received his Bachelors and Masters in Education from Wayne State University and was deeply loved by his students and respected by faculty at Nancy Boykin Center (DPS). He was an avid Lions fan for way too long and loved waterskiing and bare footing. He was an accomplished drummer and vocalist for more than 30 years. He truly loved his family. Contributions can be made to The Mark Stephenson Activity Fund, 195 S. Roslyn, Waterford, MI 48328 (for his students).

STEPINSKI SOPHIA B STEPINSKI SOPHIA STEPINSKI  December 16, 2008. Age 89. Beloved wife of Stanley. Loving mother of Madeleine (Alexander) Danko, Barbara (John) Niewoit, Jim (Susan) Stepinski and Margaret (Doug) Gaffke. Loving grandmother of nine and great-grandmother of 17. Visitation Friday 3-9 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr Rd. at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Rosary Friday 7 p.m. In state Saturday 9 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. time of Mass at St. Michael Church, 40501 Hayes Rd. (bet. 17 &18 Mile). Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials to the Alzheimer's Association appreciated. Share memories with the family at there "On-line Guest Book at WujekCalcaterra.com

STERNS ALVIN M STERNS ALVIN STERNS Beloved husband of Adela Sterns. Dear father of Kevin Sterns. Devoted brother of Judy Rosen and Franklin (Deborah) Sterns. Dearest son-in-law of Sarah and Paul Kreisman. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, other family members and friends. SERVICES THURSDAY, 12:00 PM AT THE DORFMAN CHAPEL, FARMINGTON HILLS (248) 406-6000. INTERMENT AT THE ADAT SHALOM MEM. PARK CEMETERY or visit www.thedorfmanchapel.com

STEUPERT, ELIZABETH FORSYTH STEUPERT ELIZABETH STEUPERT LIZ STEUPERT LIZ FORSYTH of Clarkston; December 8, 2008 after a courageous battle with cancer; age 48. Loving wife of Juergen for 16 years; beloved mother of Klara, Charlie and Martha; loving daughter of James and Emily Forsyth; dear sister of Anne (Rik) VanHemmen of Fair Haven, NJ, Brandy (Bill) Deatly of Summit, NJ, Jim Forsyth of Saranac Lake, NY and Douglas (Heather) Forsyth of Colts Neck, NJ. Born on August 24, 1960 in Little Silver, NJ, Liz graduated from Red Bank Regional H.S. in 1978 and went to Lafayette College in PA, where in 1982 she graduated with honors in English. From college, she went to Kidder, Peabody & Co. in NYC and then to Prudential Insurance Co. in Newark, NJ. At Prudential she managed, from its inception, a long-term municipal bond fund which, under her leadership, earned recognition nationally. In 1992 she married Juergen P. Steupert who worked for GM and now for the Delphi Corp. They lived in Cranbury, NJ for several years before moving to Clarkston, then lived in Germany for 5 years before returning to Clarkston in 2003. Memorial Service Saturday, December 13, 2008, 3:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, 5449 Clarkston Rd., Clarkston where friends may visit Saturday 3 p.m. until time of service. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the American Cancer Society or Natural Museum of the Adirondacks, Tupper Lake, NY 12986. Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com Arrangements entrusted to the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston.

STEVENSON RUSSELL STEVENSON Age 70. Beloved husband of Margaret. Cherished father of Gary (Yvonne) Stevenson and Timothy (Lorraine) Stevenson. Loving grandfather to Alexander, Lauren, Ryan and Michelle. Visitation Sunday from 2-8 p.m., Scripture Service 7 p.m. at S.K. Schultz Funeral Home, 43300 Garfield, N. of 19 Mile. Visitation Monday 10:30 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass 11 a.m. at St. Mary of the Hills, 2675 John R. in Rochester Hills. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Share your thoughts and memories at www.SchultzFuneralHome.com

STEWART MARTHA V STEWART MARTHA STEWART 88, of W. Bloomfield, MI, formerly of Tuscon, Arizona. December 7, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Norman. Adored mother of Norman William (Susan) Stewart, Mary Jane Riley; grandmother of Corey(Monica) Stewart, Megan Riley, Sean Stewart, and the late Erin Riley. Sister of Eleanor (Leonard) Kochanski. Predeceased by siblings, Michael, Elizabeth, Margaret, and Stephen. Memorial Service 10 a.m. Saturday, December 13 (visit at 9:30 a.m.) at Our Lady of Refuge Catholic Church, 3750 Commerce Rd., Orchard Lake, MI 48324. Memorial tributes to Father Solanus Guild (www.solanuscasey.org). Share your memories of Martha at www.mem.com.

STEWART WILLIAM T STEWART WILLIAM STEWART Age 88. December 11, 2008. Beloved husband of the late Frances. Dear father of William (Susan), Suzanne (Thomas) Guffy, John (Anna), and Patrick (Cathy). Dearest grandfather of 11 and great-grandfather of 19. Family will receive friends Saturday 4-9 p.m., and Sunday 2-9 p.m. with a Scripture Service at 7:30 p.m. at Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 34567 Michigan Ave., Wayne. Funeral Mass will be Monday, in state, 10 a.m. until the time of Mass at 10:30 a.m. at St. Thomas A'Becket Catholic Church, 555 S. Lily Road, Canton. The family appreciates memorials to the Cappuchins Soup Kitchen, or Autism Speaks Foundation. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Please share condolences with the family at www.harryjwillfuneralhome.com

STICKNEY, GRETCHEN RUTH STICKNEY GRETCHEN STICKNEY age 89; of Rochester Hills; December 12, 2008. Loving wife of 50 years to the late Leon Gordon Stickney; dear mother of Linda Brown, Cathy (George II) Watson, David (Carylin) Stickney and Jayne Parker; survived by 10 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren. Gretchen retired from the Pontiac School District as a baker. She was a wonderful cook, baker and friend to all. At her request she was donated to U of M and no Public Services will be held. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children s Hospital. Arrangements in the care of the Potere-Modetz Funeral Home Rochester, online guestbook www.modetzfuneralhomes.com

STILWELL EDITH P STILWELL EDITH STILWELL Age 78 of Farmington Hills, formerly of Detroit died December 23, 2008. Beloved wife of the late William H. Stilwell. Loving mother of: Dennis Stilwell of Milford, William (Cynthia) Stilwell of Livonia, Mark (Kathryn) Stilwell of Fowlerville, Gloria Stilwell of Farmington, and the late Linda Dempsey. Also 10 grandchildren. Funeral from Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 340 Pontiac Trail Walled Lake (3 blks. S. of Maple Rd.) Saturday 3 p.m. Friends may visit Saturday 1 p.m. until time of service. Memorials to the Salvation Army appreciated.

STOETZER LENORA B STOETZER LENORA STOETZER December 11, 2008, age 98. Beloved wife of the late Erwin F. Dearest mother of Shirley Hartert (John) and Dorothy Scannell (James). Loving grandmother of John Fortune IV, Jason Scannell, and Sandra Currie (James) and great grandmother of John Fortune V, Andrew, Bradyn, and Zachary. Services Monday 11 a.m. at Chas. Verheyden Funeral Homes. Inc., 16300 Mack Ave Grosse Pointe. Visitation Sunday 2-8 p.m.

STONE ROSE STONE Beloved wife of the late Ira Stone. Loving mother of Larry R. Stone, Morton G. (Sara) Stone, Carol (Michael) Udman, and Sharon (Sheldon) Dworkin. Dear sister of the late Irving Goldfarb and George Gibson. Survived by nine loving grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Service Tuesday 1 p.m. at HEBREW MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 248-543-1622. Interment Clover Hill Park Cemetery.

STORER DOROTHY JEAN STORER DOROTHY JEAN STORER DOROTHY STORER Age 77, of Madison Heights, died December 12, 2008. She was born April 8, 1931 in Detroit to Orbray and Canzada Taylor. Mrs. Storer and her late husband, Frank, owned and operated Storer-Spellman Photography Studio in Detroit for many years. She was a long time member of the First Baptist Church in Royal Oak and active with the Madison Heights senior citizens. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank, in 2002 and by her daughter, Barbara McCarthy in 1990. Surviving are her children, Linda J. (Michael) Bagnowski of Roseville, Nancy G. (Robert) Gray of Jackson and Frank D. Storer of Madison Heights; brothers, Don (Barbara) Taylor of Taylor and Ray (Judy) Taylor of Phoenix, AZ; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and beloved dog, Toby. Visitation Monday 2-8 p.m. at the Kinsey-Garrett Funeral Home, 420 S. Lafayette, Royal Oak. Service Tuesday 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church, 309 N. Main, Royal Oak. Burial, Acacia Park Cemetery, Beverly Hills. Memorials suggested to the church. www.kinsey-garrett.com

STORER DOROTHY JEAN STORER DOROTHY STORER Age 77, of STREMERSCH EARL A STREMERSCH EARL STREMERSCH Age 69, passed away on Saturday, November 29, 2008. Beloved husband of Kathleen A. Stremersch. Father of Christopher (Elena), Gregory (Sandra), and Robert (Lakia). Brother of Richard Stremersch and Fran (Tom) Warren. Grandfather of Daniel, Rebecca, Jacob, Gabrielle, Lindsey, Janice, Christina, and Robert Jr. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Earl's wishes are that he be donated to Wayne State University School of Medicine.

SUBRIZI BARBARA SUBRIZI Died December 11, 2008, age 61. Dear mother of Jason (Sheryl) Deradourian, Adam Deradourian, and Joseph Miszcak. Grandmother of Rachel Ruth Deradourian. Visitation Manns-Ferguson Funeral Home, 17000 Middlebelt (S. of 6 Mile), Monday from 12 to 3 p.m. with services at 3 p.m. Share a memory at www.mannsfuneralhome.com.

SULFARO ANDREW NICHOLAS December 19, 2008. Age 65 of Farmington Hills. Dear father of Valerie, Sally Woller (Kenneth) and Melissa Rodriguez (Jude). Grandfather of Camren, Maclaren, Annika, and Jacob. Brother of Kathleen, Thomas (Emily), Phillip and the late Anthony (Doris) Sulfaro. Family will receive friends at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward Ave. (btwn 13-14 Mile) Monday 2-8 p.m. Prayer Service Monday 7 p.m. Funeral Mass Tuesday 10:30 a.m. at St. Columban, 1775 Melton, Birmingham. Visitation begins at church 9:30 a.m. Memorial tributes to A Vision for Clean Water, 190 Paragon Drive, Troy, MI 48098. View obituary and share memories at: www.DesmondFuneralHome.com

SULLIVAN HAROLD S SULLIVAN SR HAROLD SULLIVAN SR December 9, 2008. Age 81. Dear husband of Anna. Loving father of Harold Sullivan Jr. and Lovell Hogg. Dearest grandfather of three and great-grandfather of five. Funeral Service Thursday 1 p.m. at the Neely-Turowski Funeral Home, 30200 Five Mile Rd. (between Middlebelt and Merriman). Visitation Wednesday 2-7 p.m. Entombment Parkview Memorial Cemetery. www.neely-turowski.com

SULTANA CARMELA SULTANA LENA SULTANA  Dec 2, 2008, age 78. Loving mother of Joseph, Victor (Katina), and the late Marie Redilla and Diane (Jay) Hughes. Grandmother of Joey, Chris, Nicole, Andrea, Melissa, Kimberly, Victor and Kristen. Great-grandmother of Samantha, Summer, Lily, Aaron and soon to be Sidney. Family will receive friends Thursday, Dec 4, 2008 3-9pm at the Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 Six Mile, Livonia, MI 48152. Funeral Friday, Dec 5, 2008 at St. Edith Catholic Church, 15089 Newburgh, Livonia, MI 48154. In-State 10:00am until time of Mass at 10:30am. Please leave the family a message at: www.harryjwillfuneralhome.com

SUTPHIN ROSE M SUTPHIN ROSE SUTPHIN Age 84, December 13, 2008 of Clinton Township. Beloved wife of Bernard. Dear mother of Bernard (Terri) Sutphin, Diane (John) Peebles, Kathryn (Tom) Klingler, Kenneth (Charlene) Sutphin, and the late Linda Sutphin. Loving grandmother of eight and great-grandmother of three. Dear sister of Al Iannessi and the late Kal Iannessi. Prayer Service 7 p.m. Tuesday at Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 8459 Hall Rd., (3 blocks E. of Van Dyke), Utica. Visitation 5-9 p.m. Tuesday. Memorials suggested to Hospices of Henry Ford.

SUYKERBUYK ANDREAS C SUYKERBUYK ANDREAS SUYKERBUYK ANDREAS C SYKES SUYKERBUYK ANDREAS SYKES SUYKERBUYK Age 59, of Rochester Hills and Harsens Island, died suddenly December 11, 2008, doing what he loved best - hiking in the mountains of Arizona. He was co-owner of SRC Refrigeration of Sterling Heights. Dearest husband and best friend of Judith. Proud father of Tracy (Tim Moriarity) Suykerbuyk, Jeanette (Michael) Kennedy and Dr. Christopher (Jennifer) Suykerbuyk. Loving Opa of Annelise and Josien. Cherished son of Margretha and the late Andries Suykerbuyk. Brother of Maria (Dan) McCarty, Walteria (Jim) Bault, Margaret Koenegstein, the late Theodore Suykerbuyk, Anne Maria (Mike) Chlebowski, and Jacoba (Jack) Raper. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and freinds. A celebrtion of Andre's life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at PIXLEY FUNERAL HOME, 322 W. University Drive in Rochester. His family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday 2-8 p.m. Memorial contributions in Andre's name may be made to the Salvation Army, Lighthouse of Oakland County, or the Gleaners Community Food Bank.

SWAINE BENJAMIN SWAINE December 21, 2008. Age 90. Beloved husband of the late Susan. Loving father of Ben (Janice), David and Rick (Erin). Dearest grandfather of Deanne and Daniel and great grandfather of Jackson and Karly. Benjamin was a WWII Army Veteran. Visitation Tuesday 2-9 p.m. with evening rosary at Neely-Turowski Funeral Home, 30200 Five Mile (betwn. Merriman & Middlebelt). Funeral Wednesday. at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church, 27201 W. Chicago. Call the funeral home for service times at: 734-525-9020. www.neely-turowski.com

SWINK GERTRUDE B SWINK GERTRUDE SWINK December 14, 2008. Age 95. of Royal Oak. Beloved wife of the late Milton J. Swink. Dear mother of John M., Mary Barrios (Joseph) and William D. Sister of the late Alfred Foerster and Viola Collins. Family will receive friends at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward Ave. (btwn 13-14 Mile) Tuesday 2-8 p.m. Funeral service Wednesday 11 a.m. at Peace Lutheran Church, 17029 W. Thirteen Mile, Southfield 48076. Visitation begins at church 10 a.m. Memorial tributes to church or the American Diabetes Assoc., 30200 Telegraph, Suite 105, Bingham Farms, MI 48025. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com

SWITZER DORIS E SWITZER DORIS SWITZER Age 73. December 10, 2008. Dearest mother of Wayne, Molly, Brenda and George (Elley). Loving grandmother of Victoria, Javid, Britney, Sarah, Alexandria, Mariah, and Kailee. Fondest great-grandmother of Gabrielle and Andrew. Dearest sister of Delores (Charles) Fiedler. Loving aunt of Susan and Mark. Friends can share memories with the family Saturday 1-5 p.m. at the Jarzembowski Funeral Home, 18957 W. Warren. Memorial Service 2 p.m. at the funeral home chapel.

SZASZ JOHN SZASZ Age 86 of Romeo and Silver Springs, Florida, died December 5, 2008. Born February 17, 1922 in Hadad, Romania. Married Katherine Gutwein in 1947 in Linz, Austria. Member of St. John Lutheran Church of Romeo and St. Matthews Lutheran Church in Silver Springs, FL. Leaves two sons; Fred and Andrew, both of Armada, daughters Erika Kawala of Rochester Hills, Rose Bonacorsi of Washington Twp, and Susanna Rexroat of Richmond, VA. 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Predeceased by wife Katherine in 2007 and son John in 1989. Viewing Sunday 3-9 p.m. at the Roth-Muir Funeral Home (296 S. Main St., Romeo) Funeral Service will be held Monday, December 8, 2008 at 11 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church (246 Benjamin, Romeo) Burial at McCafferty Cemetery, Bruce Twp. Arrangements by Roth-Muir Funeral Home.

SZCZEPANIAK STELLA SZCZEPANIAK December 12, 2008 of Allen Park. Beloved wife of the late Charles. Dearest mother of Carl Jr. (Cheryl) and the late Carol Wilusz. Loving grandmother of Dawn Wilusz, Scott Wilusz, Melissa (Joe) Scarborough, Lisa Gyurcsik, Stephen (Liz) Szczepaniak, Matthew (Jodi) Szczepaniak, and Amanda (Jason) Watkins, and great-grandmother of Carol Ann, Nathan, Austin, Joey, Matthew, Delaney, Nolan, Rory, Jon, Drew, Ryan, Joshua, and Kathryn. Visitation at the John K. Solosy Funeral Home, 3206 Fort, Lincoln Park, Sunday 2-8 p.m. Funeral Service Sunday 7 p.m. Pastor Heather Holland Officiating.

SZEWC KATHERINE R SZEWC KATHERINE SZEWC KATHERINE R SHYGALSKI SZEWC KATHERINE SHYGALSKI SZEWC Of Livonia, MI and Cohoes, NY. Age 94, passed peacefully from this world November 27, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Harry Szewc. Loving mother of Joseph and Edward. Dear mother-in-law to Rachel. Aunt of Andrea, Robert and Richard Mincsak. Interment, Parkview Memorial Gardens (Livonia, MI).

SZILAGY HERMINE E SZILAGY HERMINE SZILAGY Age 95, December 16, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Joseph. Dear mother of Eric (Bonnie) and the late Christine. Loving grandmother of Anissa, Erica, Nicholas, Benjamin and the late Tim. Great grandmother of Ashley and Joshua. In state at St James Church, 46325 W. Ten Mile, Novi, Friday 9:30 a.m. until the funeral liturgy at 10:30 a.m. Donations may be made to the National MS Society, PO Box 4527, New York, NY 10163. On line sympathy message: www.obriensullivanfuneralhome.com

SZPOND RICHARD S SZPOND RICHARD SZPOND December 5, 2008. Beloved husband of Dorothy. Loving mother of Richard J. (Barbara), Mark (Lisa), Thomas (Catherine) and Mary Ellen (Paul) Ehlke. Dear brother of Clara Skowronski and Ann (Richard) Lewandowski. Also survived by seven grandchildren. Resting at the L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, 7707 Middlebelt Road (at Ann Arbor Trail) Monday 1-9 p.m. Rosary Monday 7 p.m. In state Tuesday 9:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 23700 Joy Road, until time of Mass at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 would be appreciated. Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at griffinfuneralhome.com

 

 

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