December 2008


BABEL, MICHAEL ROBERT BABEL MICHAEL BABEL age 36; of Waterford; died December 16, 2008. Beloved husband of 7 years to Jamie (nee Snyder); dearest son of Jim and Judi; loving brother of Jay and Kristen; proud uncle of Eugene Ronnie and Alissa Jehl; and treasured grandson of Stella; wonderful son-in-law of Geoff Snyder; also survived by many cherished aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and his adored dog, Bogie. Funeral Mass from St. William Catholic Church, Walled Lake, Saturday, 10 a.m. (In State 9:30 a.m.). Interment Commerce Memorial Cemetery. Friends may visit Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 340 Pontiac Trail, Walled Lake (3 Blks. S. of Maple Rd.) Thursday, 2 to 9 p.m. and Friday, 1 to 9 p.m. (Vigil Service 7 p.m.). Memorials to Karmanos Cancer Institute of Detroit appreciated.

BACH RICHARD JOSEPH BACH RICHARD BACH Age 55 of Grosse Pointe Park, died December 9, 2008. Beloved husband of Julie. Cherished son of Harold and Frances. Loving brother of Christina (Chato) Hill and Jonathan. Brother-in-law of Paul Marsack. Son-in-law of Janet and Randy McLachlan. Nephew of Trudy. Uncle of Nicholas (Danya) Hill, Elizabeth Hill, Peter, Alexander, Joseph and Ethan. Grand-uncle of Mason. Rick was passionate about Michigan football, Tigers baseball, Red Wings hockey, and his loving group of friends and family. Memorial Service Thursday 2 p.m. at the A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Ave. at Vernier Rd., Grosse Pointe Woods. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Michigan Humane Society, 30300 Telegraph, Ste. 220, Bingham Farms, MI 48025

BACHOLZKY JOAN T BACHOLZKY JOAN BACHOLZKY December 25, 2008. Age 77. Beloved wife of the late Richard F. Loving mother of Sandra (Dennis) Zieba and Richard Scorpio. Beautiful grandma of Rachel Zieba. Dear sister of John Adamse, Dan (Jan) Semear, Pat Wright, Kathy Latham, David Semear and Denise (Randy) Nelson. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Visitation Sunday 3-8 p.m. with a Scripture Service at 5:00 p.m. at the Wasik Funeral Home, Inc., 11470 Thirteen Mile Road (west of Hoover) Warren. In state Monday 9:00 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass 9:30 a.m. at St. Martin de Porres Church, 31555 Hoover (north of 13 Mile) Warren. Entombment Resurrection Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at

BACK WENDELL BACK December 29, 2008. Age 70, of Dearborn. Beloved husband of the late Ada Mae. Dear father of Connie (Mark) Qualls and Kimberly (Rick) Oats. Grandfather and great-grandfather of many. Funeral service Thursday, January 1, 11 a.m. at Querfeld Funeral Home, 1200 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn. Visitation Wednesday, December 31, 3-8 p.m.

BAGGLEMAN CLEMENT BAGGLEMAN Beloved husband of Shirley. Dear father of Michelle (Jeffrey) Brodman, Michael Baggleman, Miriam Baggleman and Marcie Baggleman. Loving brother of Stella (the late Bob) Hollender and the late Martin Baggleman. Dear grandfather of many loving grandchildren. Services Thursday 1 p.m. at the HEBREW MEMORIAL CHAPEL, (248) 543-1622. Interment at Hebrew Memorial Park.

BAGNASCO ISABELLE G BAGNASCO ISABELLE BAGNASCO Age 93, December 3, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Michael. Dear mother of Tom (Meg) and the late William. She was an art teacher at L'Anse Creuse Middle School and St. Isaac Jogues School and was known as "Mrs. B" to the many students she taught over the years. Memorial visitation will take place on Saturday from 4-8pm at Kaul Funeral Home, 28433 Jefferson Avenue, St. Clair Shores with a memorial service to be held at 7pm. Inurnment to follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery. Share a memory with the family at:

BAKER ANNE BAKER Beloved wife of the late Jerry Baker. Loving mother of Herold (Marsha) Baker and Robert (Shelley) Baker. Dear sister of the late Samuel Wilner, sister-in-law of the late Evelyn Wilner. Loving grandmother of Helene (John) Dunbar, Brian Greenstein and Michelle (Nick) Malamis. Great-grandmother of Jarett and Jack Greenstein and Lily Malamis. Also survived by niece and nephew Susan Kellemeyer and Alan Wilner. Service Sunday 12 Noon at Hebrew Memorial Chapel, 248-543-1622. Interment Hebrew Memorial Park.

BAKER, MITCHELL L BAKER MITCHELL BAKER of Waterford; suddenly December 20, 2008; at age 23. Loving son of Kevin and Ann Baker; dear brother of Matthew N. and Morgan M. Baker; also survived by his long time girlfriend, Christina M. Carleton; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Mitchell was a 2003 graduate of Waterford Mott High School and served as a U.S. Marine. A Memorial Visitation will be held Saturday, December 27, 2008, 3 to 5 p.m. at COATS FUNERAL HOME, Waterford. Memorial donations may be made to Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund, 825 College Blvd., Ste. 102, PMB 609, Oceanside, CA 92057. To send a private condolence go to and select Guestbook.

BAKEWELL DOROTHY L BAKEWELL DOROTHY BAKEWELL Age 86, December 23, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Ellsworth "Bud"; dear mother of Sharon (Al) Peters, Brian (Leona), Janice (Kelly) Brummett; dearest grandmother of Ken, Kim, Andrew, Kristin, Victoria and Jennifer, and great-grandmother of Tyler, Jason, Ashley and Devin. Family will receive friends Sunday 4-8 at the Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 Six Mile Rd., Livonia. Funeral services will be Monday 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment Oakland Hills Cemetery. Please share a memory with the family at:

BALLARD BETTY BALLARD Age 81, November 26, 2008. Mother of Ronald (Trudy), Gary (Dianna), Keith (Myra), and Kevin. Sister of Patricia Ihrie. Grandmother of 17 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Memorial service December 18 at 12 noon in Harvest Worship Center, 23233 Wick Rd., Taylor.

BALLARD, LEONA M BALLARD LEONA BALLARD LEONA ELKINS BALLARD LEONA M ELKINS BALLARD (nee ELKINS); age 95; of Auburn Hills; died December 12, 2008. Born in Pontiac to the late George and Gertrude Elkins, she served as a governess at Meadowbrook Hall before becoming an elementary school teacher, with her first year being spent in Thomas, MI, and then moving to Southern California and teaching until her retirement in 1976. Wife of the late Andrew J. Ballard; sister of Laura Harman of Auburn Hills, Ruby Howes of Ormond Beach, FL, and the late George and Carl Elkins; aunt of Joseph Harman and Rebecca Hudson. Funeral Service 11 a.m. Tuesday at Pixley Funeral Home, 322 W. University Drive in Rochester. Visitation Sunday, 6 to 8 p.m. and Monday, 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.

BALLIGAN LILLIAN M BALLIGAN LILLIAN BALLIGAN December 6, 2008. Age 90. Beloved wife of the late John. Dear mother of Sharon (Angelo) Tasti, Lt. Col. Frederick (retired), D.D.S. (Michong), Charles and the late Elaine (Donald) Zdrojewski. Proud grandmother of Michael Tasti, Mark Tasti, Lisa (Ladd) Hillman, Christine (Brian) Miller and Lisbeth. Great-grandmother of Jonathon, Michael, Berlyn, Mason and Delaney. Loving sister of James Rickwald, Mary Ann (Art) Stanglewicz and Joan (John) Shopinski. Visitation at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Pky (16 Mile) Tuesday 3-9 p.m. with Rosary at 7 p.m. Funeral Wednesday, kindly call 586-826-8550 for information. Share Memories with the Family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at

BALTRUSZ PETER P BALTRUSZ PETER BALTRUSZ Age 94. December 28, 2008 of Dearborn Heights. Beloved husband of the late Anna. Dearest father of Ronald and the late Peter. Dear grandfather of seven and great-grandfather of six. Funeral Service Wednesday, 10 a.m. at the Taylor Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 9800 S. Telegraph Road. Visitation Tuesday, 3-9 p.m. Interment at St. Hedwig Cemetery, Dearborn Heights.

BANONIS VINCENT J BANONIS JR VINCENT BANONIS JR age 58, of Novi, died unexpectedly, December 5, 2008, at his home. He is the beloved son of Vincent, Sr. and Marilyn; devoted husband of 20 years to the late, Linda Banonis, and step-father of Greg and Scott Fry; loving brother of Carolyn Anglin (special friend, Gary Helisek); caring brother of the late Steve and Jim; and survived by many relatives and friends. Vince attended Catholic Central High School, was a graduate of Michigan State University, and attained a Masters Degree in Business from Central Michigan University. He had a diverse and global 30 year career with Ford Motor Company. Visitation 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday with a Memorial Service at 7 p.m. at Haley Funeral Directors in Southfield (24525 Northwestern Hwy. / east of Evergreen and south of 10 Mile on southside service-drive). In lieu of flowers memorials to The Capuchin Soup Kitchen, 1820 Mt. Elliott Street Detroit, MI 48207 will be accepted. On-line condolences and directions at

BARA BRENT A BARA BRENT BARA BRENT December 5, 2008, age 20 of Dearborn Heights. Beloved son of Marty and Becky Bara. Loving brother of Stefan and Christian Bara. Dearest grandson of Gloria Limas and the late Stanley and Bernadine Bara. Dearest nephew of Mark Bara (Jennifer). Dear godson and nephew of Grace Patterson (Jim). Loving cousin of Elizabeth and Emily. Beloved boyfriend of Christina. Visitation Wednesday 2-9 p.m. at the Dearborn Chapel of Voran Funeral Home, 23701 Ford Rd. Scripture Service Wednesday at 8 p.m. Funeral Service Thursday, In state 10 a.m. at St. Sabina Church, 25605 Ann Arbor Tr. (Dearborn Heights) with Mass to follow at 10:30 a.m. Interment St. Hedwig Cemetery (Dearborn Heights). Please visit our OnLine Guestbook at

BARAN JOSEPH F BARAN JOSEPH BARAN Age 58. December 16, 2008. Beloved husband of Mary Ann. Dearest father of Joseph M. (Vivian), Jeannie, Linda (Nicholas) Kurdziel, Susan DeFrank and Ronald (Barbara). Loving grandfather of six grandchildren. Dear brother of Ron and Wally (Sue). Visitation Thursday 1-9 p.m. at the Jarzembowski Funeral Home, 18957 W. Warren at Artesian. Funeral Service Friday at the funeral home chapel 11 a.m. Interment St. Hedwig Cemetery.

BARANSKI HENRIETTA L BARANSKI HENRIETTA BARANSKI Age 93, December 5, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Walter. Loving mother of Val (Darrel) Ringwelski and Patricia (Dennis) Lantzy. Dearest grandmother of Steven Strobel Jr., Lisa Kloka, Nicole Maguire and Brian Ringwelski. Dear great-grandmother of Heather, Timothy, Benjamin, Jack, Brenna, Evan, Ashlin and Conner. Also survived by many relatives and friends. Visitation Monday 3-9 p.m. with a 6 p.m. Rosary service at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 1/2 Mile Road). In state Tuesday 10 a.m. at St. Sylvester Catholic Church until the time of the Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are appreciated to American Heart Association and American Cancer Society. Please share memories at

BARBAS ANTONIA BARBAS TONI BARBAS Age 81. December 27, 2008. Much loved wife and mother. She was very kind and very smart with a determined heart. She leaves a huge hole in the hearts of many, especially her husband, Tom; daughters, Stacey Barbas and Sophia Patricia (Richard) Bober; and sister, Joan Tseronis. Memorial gathering Tuesday 3-9 p.m. with a 7:30 p.m. Memorial Service at Charles R. Step Funeral Home, 18425 Beech Daly Rd. (between 6-7 Mile Rds.). Memorial contributions to Covenant House, Detroit, MI appreciated.

BARBER VIRGINIA J BARBER VIRGINIA BARBER Age 77. December 15, 2008. Dear wife of the late Edward G. Beloved mother of Sheryl Barber (Don Francis) and Jodee Miles (Brian). Loving sister of Lillian Sobolak and grandmother of Jaime and Kelli Miles. She had a heart of gold, a beautiful smile and was always there whenever she was needed. Her generosity was endless and she will not be forgotten by her family and friends. Memorials suggested to Solanus Casey Center or Capuchin Soup Kitchen 313-579-2100.

BARNES EVELYN A BARNES EVELYN BARNES Age 84. Dear mother of Carol (Gerald) Paddock, Ruth Ochoa, Wallace, and Richard (Cheryl) Barnes. Grandmother of Charles, Angela, Thomas, Allen, and Richard, II. Great-grandmother of five. Survived by six brothers and sisters. Visiting Tuesday 3-9 p.m., Service Tuesday 8 p.m. at Charles R. Step Funeral Home, 18425 Beech Daly (between 6-7 Mile). Interment United Memorial Cemetery.

BARNFATHER, GERALD R BARNFATHER GERALD BARNFATHER Age 74; of Weeki Wachee, FL; passed away on Sunday, November 30, 2008, at Hudson Hospice Care Center. Jerry was born in Pontiac, Michigan, retiring to Florida in 1993. He was a member of All Saints Episcopal Church and retiree of General Motors. He was involved with community theatres for many years, the Lakeland Players and Clarkston Village Players. He was also co-founder of Sugarmill Woods Stagecrafters in FL, and also involved in theatrical promotions. Jerry was truly a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather. His love will remain forever in their hearts. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Gail Barnfather of Weeki Wachee, FL; daughter, Lana Sioma (Jeffery) of TX; son, Jeffrey Barnfather (Laura) of IN; brother, Sid Britton (JoAnn) of FL; sister, Lois Buetter, MI; sister-in-law, Harriet Barnfather; six grandchildren, Michael, Candace, Devon, Steven, Christopher and Nickolaus; and several nieces and nephews. Memorial Service willbe held at All Saints Episcopal Church, Pontiac, MI, on Thursday, December 4, at 1 p.m. Interment following at White Chapel Memorial Cemetery in Troy, MI.

BARR JERRY ALBERT BARR JERRY BARR Age 54, December 13, 2008 of Sterling Heights. Beloved husband of Barbara Hoemke-Barr. Loving father of Tammy Nielsen, Jeremy Barr (Kelli), Christopher Barr (Katie), James Barr, and Sarah Henderson (Josh). Dear son-in-law of Marge Hoemke and brother-in-law of Dennis Hoemke (Linda). Dear grandfather of 11. Visitation Monday 3:30-8 p.m. at Price Funeral Home, 3725 Rochester Rd. (between Big Beaver and Wattles Rds.), Troy, 248-689-0700. Funeral Tuesday at Faith Lutheran Church, 37635 Dequindre Rd., Troy, call funeral home for time. Interment Christian Memorial Cemetery, Rochester Hills. Memorial donations to The Men's Ministries at Faith Lutheran Church. Share memories with the online guest book at

BARRETT PAUL J BARRETT PAUL BARRETT Age 81, December 1, 2008. Beloved husband of Mary. Dear father of Jack (Sheri), Nora (Mike) Sackey, and Susan (Doug) DePalma. Brother Jack, Leo, Grace, June, Pat, Ethel and Bill. Loving grandfather of Candis, Lauren, Nick, Jessica, Jennifer and Kevin. Funeral Service Thursday 11 a.m. at the D. S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road, at Common (12 Mile Road). Visitation Wednesday 3-9 p.m. Please share memories at

BARTHOLOMEW SHIRLEY E BARTHOLOMEW SHIRLEY BARTHOLOMEW December 8, 2008; age 87; life long resident of Birmingham. Retired in 1989 after 46 years as a clerk for Fisher Body, Pontiac and Buick, Oldsmobile, Cadillac Plant in Lake Orion. Wife of the late Glenn A.; mother of the late Kay Susan; daughter of the late Ernest and Edna Luth. At her request, services were held privately. Interment White Chapel Cemetery. A.J. Desmond & Sons (248) 549-0500. View obituary and share memories at

BATSHON ALBERT S BATSHON ALBERT BATSHON December 28, 2008 of Northville. Loving husband of Antoinette. Dear father of Abeer, Sammy (Julia) and Ronnie (Randa). Brother of Farid and Arseyak. Also six grandchildren. Funeral services Tuesday with viewing from 9-10 a.m. at St. Mary Antiochian Orthodox Church, 18200 Merriman Rd., Livonia with services at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations requested to St. Mary Antiochian Orthodox Church Children's Program.

BATISTA DIOSDADA BATISTA CUSA BATISTA December 24, 2008. Dear aunt of Ana Maria Fanego (the late Luis), Julio Gutierrez, and Merita Gonzalez (Alfredo). Great-aunt of Luis Fanego (Mary), Ana Francus (Michael), Jose Fanego (Jessica), Alfredo Gonzalez, Jr., Adrian Gonzalez and the late Alejandro Gonzalez. Great-great-aunt of Luis Fanego and David, Rebecca and Andrew Francus. Predeceased by beloved family friend Dr. Jose G. Delfin. 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. Rosary 7 p.m. Funeral Mass Tuesday 11 a.m. at St. Hugo of the Hills Stone Chapel, 2215 Opdyke Rd., Bloomfield Hills. Visitation begins at church 10:30 a.m. Memorial tributes to the charity of donor's choice. View obituary and share memories at

BEACH LORETTA WATTERS FLYNN BEACH LORETTA WATTERS BEACH LORETTA FLYNN BEACH LORETTA BEACH Age 81. December 25, 2008 of Rochester, formerly of Pleasant Ridge and Ferndale. Beloved wife of the late Gerald Watters and the late Ronald Beach. Loving mother of Gary Watters (Susan), Kenneth Watters (Ellen), David Watters (Darlene), and Kyle Ann Markey (Daniel). Dear grandmother of 12 and great-grandmother of six. Visitation Sunday 2:30-8 p.m. at Price Funeral Home, 3725 Rochester Rd. (between Big Beaver and Wattles Rds.), Troy, 248-689-0700. Funeral Monday, 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment White Chapel Memorial Cemetery, Troy. Memorials to O.P.C.-Older Persons Commision, Rochester. Share memories with the online guestbook at

BEAUDOIN CHRISTINE M LESPERANCE BEAUDOIN CHRISTINE M  BEAUDOIN CHRISTINE BEAUDOIN CHRISTINE LESPERANCE BEAUDOIN (Nee LESPERANCE)Age 85, December 26, 2008. Beloved wife to the late Jerry. Loving mother of Suzanne Gillespie and the late Steve Beaudoin. Proud grandmother of Ryan. Dearest sister of Leo (Lucy) Lesperance, Jim (the late Lorraine) Lesperance, the late Mary Cay (the late John) Flannery, and the late Anne Theresa (the late Ralph) Schwendeman. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Mrs. Beaudoin was a long standing member of St. Louis Catholic Church and a choir member for over 20 years. Visitation Monday 2-9 p.m. with evening Vigil service at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Funeral Tuesday in state 9:30 a.m. at St. Louis Catholic Church, 24415 Crocker at Harper until time of Mass at 10 a.m. Resurrection Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On Line Guest Book" at

BEATTIE WILLIAM E BEATTIE JR WILLIAM BEATTIE JR Age 75, December 7, 2008. Beloved father of Betsy (Dr. Patrick) Kortebein, Elliott (Nell) Beattie, Julie (Billy) Iiams, Leslie (Paul) Miller, Sarah Beattie, Jimmy Beattie, A.J. Rosen and Tyler Rosen. Dear grandfather of Katie and Geordy Kortebein, Willie and Brooks Beattie, and Noble, Ellie, and Cora Iiams. Cherished brother of Beverly (Ray) Banwell. Former husband of Barbara Sheret and Barbara Peabody-Jerome. Funeral at Christ Church Cranbrook, (Lone Pine at Cranbrook), Bloomfield Hills, Friday 2 p.m. Visitation at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Rd. (between 14 and 15 Mile Rds.) Thursday 3-8 p.m. Memorials appreciated to Angels Place, 25240 Lahser, Ste 2, Southfield, MI 48033. Obituary and condolences at

BECHTELHEIMER EDWARD J BECHTELHEIMER JR EDWARD BECHTELHEIMER JR age 65; of Commerce Twp.; died December 27, 2008. Beloved brother of Ellen, Freda, Katy, Joan and Samuel; survived also by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of loving friends. Committal Service at Oakland Hills Memorial Gardens, 43300 W. 12 Mile Rd., Novi, Wednesday, 12 Noon. Serving the family Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, Walled Lake.

BECKER DENISE MARGARET BECKER DENISE BECKER RN BSN MSA Age 56. Beloved wife of James. Loving mother of Julie (Chris) Alef, Emily Becker and Timothy Becker. Grandmother of Madelyn Alef. Dear sister of JoAnn (James) Conlin, Judi (Bob) Connors, Debbie Palm, Mary Jo (Tom) Dunaj. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral Wednesday 10 a.m. at Kaul Funeral Home, 35201 Garfield Rd. (N. of 15 Mile). Visitation Monday 5-9 p.m. and Tuesday 2-9 p.m. Burial Resurrection Cemetery. Please share a memory with the family at:

BECKETT LEE EUSTER BECKETT  BUSTER Political activist, bridge player and matriarch Lee Euster Beckett, died at age 76 on November 27, 2008. Services in Grand Rapids on December 4, 2008 at 1 p.m. Visitation at 11 a.m.

BEHREND RONALD J BEHREND RONALD BEHREND December 17, 2008, Age 72. Beloved husband of Mary Kay, and formerly of the late Donna. Loving father of Deborah (Ken) Chojnowski, Michelle (Mark) Gordon, Cynthia (Sean) LaPonse, James Cooney and Thomas (Alicia) Cooney. Proud grandfather of seven. Dear brother of Patricia (Joe) Ouellette, Charles (Bonnie) Behrend, William Behrend and Jean (Gerald) Trunbull. Ronald was retired from the City of Highland Park after 32 years of service in the Public Safety Department. Visitation Sunday 2-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Scripture Service at Wujek-Calcaterra & Son Inc., (Shelby Twp), 54880 Van Dyke at 25 Mile Rd. Funeral Monday in state 11:30 a.m. at St. Isidore Catholic Church, 18201 23 Mile Rd. at Romeo Plank until time of Mass 12 noon. Interment White Chapel Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Ronald's honor would be appreciated to Beaumont Hospice. Share memories with the family at their "On Line Guest Book" at

BEHRMANN BELLE BEHRMANN Beloved wife of the late Jack Behrmann. Dear mother of William (Jane) Behrmann and Rosanne (Dr. Arthur) Cherkinsky. Devoted grandmother of Marcy Behrmann Frank, Rebecca (Joshua Rubin) Behrmann, Simon Behrmann, Jeffrey Cherkinsky, and Lorri Cherkinsky. Proud great-grandmother of Samuel Jacob Frank, Elana Jean Frank, Amelie Violette Behrmann Rubin. Cherished sister of the late Harry (Helen) Katzman, the late Gail (the late Mike) Gutin, and the late Joseph Katzman. Dear sister-in-law of the late Dorothy (the late Webster) DeClark, the late Hilda (the late Jack) Reed, the late Nizzette Behrmann, and the late Ruth (the late Samuel) Fuhr. SERVICES 10:30 THURSDAY MORNING AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020. INTERMENT MACHPELAH CEMETERY.

BELANGER LIONEL E BELANGER LIONEL BELANGER BUD BELANGER 78 of Northville, died Monday, December 1st, 2008 peacefully in his winter home in Florida. He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Lynne, daughter Laura, sons Michael (Kirsten) and David (Tammy), and eight grandchildren, John, Jamie, Amanda, Ryan, Kristi, Samantha, Tyler and Mackenzie. Upon retiring from his 17 year position at Belanger, Inc., in 1994, Bud enjoyed spending his free time pursuing his longtime passion of golf, as well as traveling with his wife between their Northville home and Florida home. A Memorial service is being held in Florida for family and close friends, and an informal luncheon will be held on Friday, December 12, 2008 at 12 p.m. at Meadowbrook Country Club for close friends and family in the Patio room where Bud enjoyed many gatherings. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions in his memory to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, or a favorite charity of choice.

BELCZAK JOSEPHINE KURAS BELCZAK JOSEPHINE BELCZAK (NEE KURAS) BELCZAK December 17, 2008, age 82. Beloved wife of the late Bernard. Loving mother of Barbara (Sy) Sielicki, Antoinette (Tony) Sobczak, Larry (Trish), Patrick (Barb), John (Donna) and Michael (Michele). Survived by 14 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation Thursday 4-9 p.m., Friday 12-9 p.m. Rosary Friday 4 p.m. at Sajewski Funeral Home, 19111 W. Warren. Visitation Saturday 9:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Church, 16101 Rotunda Dr. until time of Mass 10 a.m. Interment St. Hedwig Cemetery.

BELITSOS DOROTHY BELITSOS December 12, 2008. Age 94. Beloved wife of the late Theodore. Loving mother of Laura (Jerry) Eckhout and Sue (Jim) Lage. Proud grandmother of Ted Hume, Justin Nayes, Elizabeth Morley and Lynne Morley. Great-grandchildren Noah Morley and Aiden Morley. Dear sister of the late Margaret Doll and Thomas Drysdale. Memorial visitation at the Sterling Heights Chapel of the Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 13650 E. 15 Mile Rd. & Schoenherr), Sunday, December 21, 2008 from 11 a.m. until time of Service 12:30 p.m. Donations to Alzheimer's Associations would be appreciated. Memories to be shared at

BELSCHNER, EVA JEAN BELSCHNER EVA BELSCHNER of Ortonville; November 29, 2008; at 82 years of age. Beloved wife of Fred Belschner; dear mother of Gerald (Joni) Long, James (Victor Lancina) Long, David Long, Donna Greer and Lori (Steve) DeLay; sister of Frank (Dorothy) Keck and Bette Belinger; also survived by 11 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandson. A private celebration of Eva s life will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Coats Funeral Home in the Village, Sherman-Wilk Chapel. To send a private condolence go to and select Guestbook.

BENESH MARGIE DEL BENESH MARGIE BENESH MARGIE DEL LYMAN BENESH MARGIE LYMAN BENESH of Holly, formerly of the city of Rochester; December 20, 2008; age 87. Loving mother of Frank (Martha) Benesh of Jackson, NH, Margie (James) Shaughnessy of Greenwich, CT and Amy (Tony) Allen of Holly; preceded in death by her children Sue Perpich Williams and Michael Benesh and her twin brother George F. Lyman; grandmother of Frank Benesh, Kathryne Benesh, James, Robert, Anne and Caitlin Shaughnessy, Amanda Allen, Melissa Allen, PFC Ryan Perpich and Samuel Williams. Friends may visit at the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston 2:30 p.m. Monday, December 22, 2008 until time of service at 3:30 p.m. Private Interment at Roseland Park Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimers Association. Online guestbook

BENTLEY MARGARET E BENTLEY MARGARET BENTLEY age 89; of Holly; died Tuesday, December 9, 2008. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 13, 2008, at St. Rita Catholic Church of Holly with Father David Blazek, Celebrant. Visitation will be from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Dryer Funeral Home, Holly. Mrs. Bentley was born in Hastings, MI, on January 13, 1919, the daughter of John and Ethel (Smith) Shindorf. She was a cherished mother and grandmother. She is survived by 7 children, Bob (Susie) Coppersmith of TX, LeeAnn Bouck of Clarkston, Bosco (Sue) Bentley of Holly, Mike (Sue) Bentley of Comings, Jim (Linda) Bentley of Clarkston, Dan (Cindy) Bentley of Holly, and Tim (Tina) Bentley of Grand Blanc; 18 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; 2 sisters, Helen Wenzlick of Chesaning and Ester Brichmeier of New Lothrop; 1 brother, Ray Shindorf of Walled Lake. She was preceded in death by her husband, Victor Bentley, three grandchildren and one great grandchild.

BENTLEY VIRGINIA BENTLEY VIRGINIA OLSZAK BENTLEY (NEE OLSZAK) age 81, December 15, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Richard. Dearest mother of Judie (Butch) Weingartz, Mary (Barry) Bentley-Bloom, Richard (Scarlet), Linda (Bernie) Stoll and the late James (Kim). Proud grandmother of nine and great grandmother of two. Founding member of St. Isidore Church and longtime member of the Altar Society. Visitation Friday 2-9 pm at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. (Shelby Twp.) 54880 Van Dyke at 25 Mile Rd. Prayers 7:00 pm. In state Saturday 9:30 am at St. Isidore Church, 18201 23 Mile Rd. at Romeo Plank until Mass, 10:00 am. Interment Davis Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at

BERENT ROSE BERENT ROSE GARDOCKI BERENT (nee GARDOCKI) Age 92 . Wife of the late Max. Beloved mother of Michael Berent, Maxine Edwards, Mark Berent and the late Fran Bean, Joyce Chudick and Rose Randall. Loving grandmother, great grandmother, great great grandmother, aunt, great aunt and friend of many. Visiting Sunday 3-9 p.m. Services Monday 12 Noon at the Charles Step Funeral Home 18425 Beech Daly (Between 6-7 Mile). Contributions to the family would be deeply appreciated.

BERGIN MARGARET JOANNE BERGIN MARGARET BERGIN December 18, 2008. Beloved mother of Thomas (Delene), Paul, Jim (Kathleen) and Mary. Dear sister of Christopher (Carol). Also survived by seven grandchildren; Christine (Jon), Jennifer, Carlee, Joe, Brooke, Isaac and John. Resting at the L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, 7707 Middlebelt Road (at Ann Arbor Trail) Saturday 5-9 p.m. and Sunday 12-9 p.m. Rosary Sunday 7 p.m. Instate Monday 9 a.m. at St. Mel Catholic Church, 7506 Inkster (north of Warren) until time of Mass at 9:30 a.m. Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at:

BERTGES TARA L BERTGES TARA BERTGES December 27, 2008, age 38. Died suddenly. Beloved wife of Charles Bowe. Loving mother of Max C. Bowe. Loving daughter of Renee Yenrick. Loving granddaughter of Eugene A. Wroblewski. Best friend of Cathy Cramer. Visitation Wednesday 2-7 p.m. Funeral service Wednesday 4 p.m. at Sajewski Funeral Home, 19111 W. Warren.

BERZ MILTON H BERZ JR MILTON BERZ JR Age 81, of Shelby Twp., passed away quietly and comfortably in the company of his family on December 6, 2008. Former owner of Berz Airport in Troy and Berz Macomb Airport in Macomb Twp. A 2007 recipient of the Wright Brothers "Master Pilot" award from the Federal Aviation Department of Transportation. Beloved husband of Mary Jane for 58 years. Dear father of Jeffery Berz and Donald (Jacqueline) Berz. Grandfather of Jennifer, Melissa, Carli, Christina, Mari, Michael, Douglas and Desiree. Great grandfather of Abigail. There were no formal services. His family has requested that if anyone would like to remember Milt in a special way, please make a contribution to their favorite charity. Milt will be missed by his family, friends and fellow pilots. Arrangements entrusted to Pixley Funeral Home, of Rochester, 248-651-9641.

BEST GREGORY BEST Age 62 of Southgate. Dearest father of Laura (Mike) Draft and Erica Cronin. Dear grandfather of Alec, Gillian, Aidan, and Alexis. Loving son of Violet and the late Norman Best. Funeral arrangements by the Taylor Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 313-291-0900.

BEWICK FRANK H BEWICK FRANK BEWICK December 24, 2008. Age 82. Predeceased by his loving wife Anna. Beloved father of Michael, Laurie, Scott, and the late Mark. Proud grandfather of Dr. Janis Bewick, Dr. Kerri Bewick, and Sean Bewick. Dear brother of Barb Fachie, Joan Fieweger, David Bewick, and Janet Holzer. Service at McFarland Foss Funeral Home, 5401 Schaefer Rd., Dearborn, Monday 2 p.m. Visitation Saturday 4-9 p.m. and Sunday 1-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Donations requested to Dearborn Goodfellows, P.O. Box 706 Dearborn 48121.

BEYER CLARENCE JAMES BEYER CLARENCE BEYER Age 74 of Washington Township, December 16, 2008, suddenly. Loving husband of Judith. Dear father of Laurene (Richard) Kaschalk, Scott (Debbie) and Robert (Carolyn) Beyer. Grandfather of Daniel Beyer, Andrew Kaschalk, Kaitlyn Beyer, Robert Kaschalk, and Kristin Kaschalk. Brother of George, Richard (Shirley) and James (Donna) Beyer. Memorial Mass Monday, December 22, 2008, 11 a.m. with an in state time of 10 a.m. at St. John Fisher Chapel University Parish, 3665 Walton Blvd., Auburn Hills. Memorials to St. John Fisher Chapel University Parish. Arrangement s in the care of the Potere-Modetz Funeral Home. On line guestbook

BIERNAT FRANK JOSEPH BIERNAT JR FRANK BIERNAT JR Age 68, December 22, 2008 of Trenton. Beloved husband of Mary Ann. Also survived by eight children, 18 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and his sister, Kathleen Willis. He was preceded in death by his parents. Prayer service Monday at the Trenton Chapel - Martenson Family of Funeral Homes, 3200 West Rd., 9:15 a.m. to St. Mary's Catholic Church, Rockwood for Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. Entombment Michigan Memorial Park. Visitation Saturday 5-9 p.m., Sunday 2-9 p.m., with a Vigil Service Sunday, 5:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Please visit online guest book at

BIESZKI ARTHUR C BIESZKI ARTHUR BIESZKI of East Tawas, formerly of Detroit. December 19, 2008 at age 87. Beloved husband of Catherine. Dear father of Cynthia (Paul) Itchue. Grandfather of Jessica, Sarah and Lucas. Brother of Ben (Barbara) Bieszki and Eleonore Kowalczyk. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Arthur was a U.S. Air Force Veteran and retired in 1985 from the Detroit Police Department serving as a mechanical engineer. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, December 23, 2008 at Holy Family Catholic Church in East Tawas. The family will receive friends Monday from 4-9 p.m. at Buresh-Kobs Funeral Home, 416 Whittemore St., Tawas City and at church from 10 a.m. until time of Service. (989) 362-8191

BILLS DAVID LEE BILLS JR DAVID BILLS JR of Highland; passed away on December 19, 2008. He was born on December 17, 1969, in Fort Knox, KY, the son of David and Deborah Bills, and leaves his loving soul-mate of 12 years, Kellie Christine Collada; 2 beautiful daughters, Chelsea Rae Bills and Morgan Lee Bills; 2 step-sons, Branden and Brian O'Kelly; brother, James (Beth) Bills; sister, Julie Bills; in-laws, Carlos and Sandra Collada; best friend, Michael Corbett; many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and dear friends. David loved to play his drums with his band, Bloated Otis, and loved snowmobiling and spending time with his family and friends. He was a wonderful father and dear friend to everyone who knew and loved him. He will be missed. A Memorial Service will be held at the Orchard Grove Community Church, 850 Ladd Rd., Building C, Walled Lake, on Saturday, December 27, at 11 a.m. Memorials are encouraged to the David Bills family fund, with checks payable to Sandra Ashlock. For further information please phone Lynch & Sons Funeral Home in Milford at 248-684-6645 or visit

BILSKI JUDITH A BILSKI JUDITH BILSKI December 21, 2008. Age 62. Loving mother of Deborah (Gino) Spigno, Brandon Bilski and Michelle (Gary) Mitchell. Dear grandmother of Tyler, Kennedy and Addyson Mitchell and Ciro, Stefano, Delana, Julian, and Jovanni Spigno. Loving sister of George and Jack Murari. Funeral Service Saturday 11:00 a.m. at the Wasik Funeral Home, Inc. 49150 Schoenherr Rd. (North of 22 Mile) Shelby Twp. Visitation Friday 3-9 p.m. Expressions of sympathy can be made to the family at

BINSON LINDA LEE BINSON LINDA BINSON Age 63, December 19, 2008. Of Ft. Myers, FL. Beloved wife of Ray. Loving mother of Laura (Adam) Domurat and Greg (Katherine), and the late Brentley. Proud grandmother of Chelsea, Lauren, Alex, Brenden and Chloe. Dear sister of Jeanie, Judy, Mary Ann and David. Visitation Wednesday 2:00 p.m. until time of service at 7:30 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Pkwy. (16 Mile). Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guestbook" at

BIRBERICK ALVIN C BIRBERICK ALVIN BIRBERICK Dear husband of Barbara. Devoted father of Jim and Joan. Loving grandfather of Bradley, Philip, Meaghen, Michael and Matthew. Also survived by his brothers Bruce and Jack. Funeral Service Friday 10 a.m. at Kirk in the Hills, 1340 W. Long Lake Rd. Burial at Fort Custer Memorial Gardens.

BITONTI JOSEPHINE BITONTI December 19, 2008. Beloved wife of the late William F. Loving mother of Catherine Candela, Rosalie (James) Chopp, William A. (Christina) and Mary Jo (Dominic) Nastasy. Dear grandmother of Philip, Jennifer, Regina, Sarah, Nicholas, Dominic, William Jr., Angelina, Anthony and Sophia. Sister of Mary Kawecki (Leonard). Sister-in-law of Philip Viviano. Visitation 1-9 p.m. Monday with Rosary 7 p.m. at Chas Verheyden Funeral Home, 16300 Mack, Grosse Pointe Park. Instate 11:30 a.m. Tuesday until time of Mass 12 p.m. at St. Isidore, 18201 23 Mile Rd., Macomb. Light a Candle and Share a Memory at:

BLACK KATHRYN JUNE BLACK KATHRYN BLACK age 66; of Auburn Hills; December 28, 2008. Loving wife of Gerald for 42 years; dear mother of Cheryl (Keith) Nixon, Michael Black, and Derek (Sue) Black; grandfather of Claire, Jonathon, Christopher, Jeremy, and Noel; sister of Paula (Dan) Boycott and Jeff (Leigh) Taylor. Funeral Service, December 31, 2008, 11 a.m. with an In State of 10 a.m. at the Marimont Community Church, 424 W. Walton Blvd., Pontiac. The family will receive friends Tuesday 4 to 8 p.m. at the Modetz Funeral Home, 100 E. Silverbell Rd., Orion. Suggested memorials to Beaumont Hospice or the church. Online guestbook

BLAKE FRANCIS P BLAKE DDS FRANCIS BLAKE DDS Age 83; December 18, 2008. Beloved husband of the late Sally. Dear father of Peter (Louise), Joan Plonka (Francis), Stephen (Rene'), Carolyn Potthoff, Julie Bridget Rodgers (James) and the late Sally Margaret Bever. 18 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Father-in-law of Keith M. Bever (Cathy). Brother of James (Geraldine). Brother-in-law of Anne Blake. Visitation 1-9 p.m. Sunday at the A. H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Ave. at Vernier Rd, Grosse Pointe Woods. Prayers 7:00 p.m. Sunday. In state at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church, 467 Fairford, Grosse Pointe Woods from 9:30 a.m. Monday until Mass at 10 a.m. Memorials to a charity of the donor's choice would be appreciated.

BLISS WILLIAM O BLISS WILLIAM BLISS 87, longtime Farmington resident, whose memberships include Farmington Rotary (charter member), Farmington Elks #1986 for 40 years, Farmington Masons, American Legion and VFW, died at home on December 10, 2008. Bill is survived by his beloved wife of 67 years, Wilma; his loving children, Susan (Robert) Pearce, Bill (Ginger) Bliss and Steven (Marian) Bliss; cherished grandchildren, Adam and Abby Bliss and Connie (Larry) Babb; great-grandchildren, Jackson and Matthew Babb; and many, many additional family and good friends. Visitation Sunday, December 14, 3-8 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Elks Lodge of Sorrows Service, at the Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, 23720 Farmington Rd., (between 9-10 Mile Rds., just N of Grand River), downtown Farmington (248-474-5200). Funeral Service Monday, December 15, 12 noon, also at the funeral home. Memorial tributes suggested to Farmington Elks Major Projects Fund, 30898 Ten Mile Rd., Farmington Hills, 48336, or the Rotary Foundation.

BLOCK FRANK DONALD BLOCK FRANK BLOCK December 10, 2008 December 9, 2008. Age 89. Beloved husband of the late Edith. Dear father of Barbara (Gary) Weisenburg and Don (Gail) Block. Loving grandfather of Mandy Gregus, Case Cicchelli, Gretchen (Josh) McIntyre, Andrea (Matt) Kolb and the late Erin Block. Great-grandfather to Eli, Caleb and Andrew. Dear brother of Rita Green. Beloved friend of Juanita Blystone. Also remembered by many loving nieces and nephews. Visitation from 10am-12pm at Lynch and Sons Funeral Home 404 E. Liberty Milford, MI 48381. Funeral Service following at 12pm.  In lieu of flowers, appreciated contributions to the Frank and Edith Calder Block Scholarship Fund, Eastern Michigan University Foundation, 1349 S. Huron St. Ypsilanti MI 48107. For further information please phone 248.684.6645 or visit

BLOCKER EVELYN-PILLOW BLOCKER EVELYN BLOCKER Age 79, December 11, 2008. Beloved wife of James. Dear mother of Pam Pastula, James Blocker, John Blocker, and Roland Apel. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of three. Sister of Gladys Crews, Mildred Cox, Jack Stringer and Gene Stringer. Visitation Tuesday 2-8 p.m. Funeral Service Wednesday 11:30 a.m. at the John N. Santeiu and Son Funeral Home, 1139 Inkster (between Ford Rd. and Cherry Hill).

BLOOM HAROLD H BLOOM JR HAROLD BLOOM JR December 13, 2008. Age 80. Beloved husband of Elaine for 51 years. Dearest father of David (Janet) and Dennis (Linda). Loving Grandfather of Amanda, Kyle, Autumn, Brendan and Cameron. Dear brother of Geraldine, Carolyn Trainor, Ralph, and the late Ethel Schramm and Ileen Booth. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews. Member of the UAW Local 600. Harold honorably served as a Corporal for the US Army during the Korean War. For service information please contact the Dearborn Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home (313) 561-1500.

BLUNT BERTEAL BLUNT MAMMA BERT BLUNT of Farmington Hills; went home to be with the Lord, December 21, 2008; age 73; born June 8, 1935 in Mississippi. Daughter of the late Hezzie Johns and Annie Mae Quinn; mother of John L. Blunt (Sherilon), Kathy P. Blunt-Brown (Charles), Willie E. Davis and Less Q. Butler, Jr.; also survived by many grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren; brothers; sisters; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Berteal was a devoted Christian who loved the Lord and was obedient to his word. She was an active member of New Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Bishop William H. Murphy, Jr. where she served on the Mothers Board, a prayer warrior, completed ministry classes and gave freely of her time as a caregiver. Berteal was a former member of Door of Faith Christian Church, where she still congregated with church members and had a deep respect for Pastor Earl O. Crump and his family. A Celebration of Berteal s Life will be held Tuesday, December 30, 2008, 11 a.m. at New Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church, 313 E. Walton Blvd., Pontiac, MI. Bishop William H. Murphy, Jr. officiating. The family will receive friends at the church 10 a.m. until time of the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the family. Envelopes available at the church. Celebration of Life website and online condolence:

BOCK EDNA L BOCK EDNA BOCK Age 89 of Linden, died Friday, December 26, 2008 at her son's residence in Oak Park. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, December 30, 2008 at Hope Lutheran Church, 7355 Silver Lake Rd., Linden with Rev. Lawrence Eckart officiating. Interment will be held at Roseland Park Cemetery, Berkley, MI. Visitation will be held 4-8 p.m. Sunday and Monday at Sharp Funeral Homes, Linden Chapel, 209 E. Broad St., Linden. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to Hope Lutheran Church. Mrs. Bock was born November 28, 1919 in Centerline, MI, the daughter of Fred and Freda (Kliest) Qualmann. She married Robert William Bock, Sr. on June 22, 1940 and he preceded her in death on May 30, 2008. Surviving are: two sons, Robert W. Bock, Jr. (Gloria) and Daniel F. Bock (Hideko); four grandchildren, Christine Brown, Karen Strother, Daniel Bock, Jr., Jason Bock; eight great-grandchildren; brother, Elmer Qualmann; and two sisters, Mildred Thorp and Eleanor Kuehn. Her daughter, Barbara Ann; two brothers, Alger and Fred; and her sister, Florence also preceded her in death. Friends may share an online tribute on the obituaries page of:

BOCKHAUSEN CHRISTIAN J BOCKHAUSEN CHRISTIAN BOCKHAUSEN  Age 67, of White Lake, passed away Tuesday, December 16, 2008 at his home. Beloved husband of Cynthia. Dear father of Jessica (Jason) Swafford, Christian (Caralynn) Bockhausen and Evan Bockhausen. Proud grandfather of Maisie and Mack. Brother of Arthur. Son-in-law of Mary Ann Michie. Christian was an Executive Vice President at Compuware. He also worked for American Motors and Chrysler Moter Division for over 25 years. The Funeral Mass will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, December 19, 2008 at St. Patrick Church, 9086 Hutchins Rd., White Lake. Visitation will be on Thursday from 3-8 p.m. at the Highland Chapel of the Elton Black & Son Funeral Home, 3295 E. Highland Rd., Highland. Mr. Bockhausen will lie in state at the church on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Interment will be in All Saints Cemetery. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Karmanos Cancer Foundation. Please visit to share a memory with the family.

BOGLARSKY RONALD J BOGLARSKY RONALD BOGLARSKY 65, of Onsted, MI, November 28, 2008. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Donna M. (Sibinski) Boglarsky; daughters, Sharon (Scott) Gibbs and Kelly (Patrick) Flaherty; five grandchildren; brother, John (Dollie) Boglarsky Jr. and several nieces and nephews. A Funeral Mass Saturday, December 13 at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph's Shrine, US 12 in the Irish Hills. Burial Shrine Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent or St. Patrick's Retreat, Irish Hills in Ron's memory.

BOGLE-FITZGERALD SARAH VELLA BOGLE-FITZGERALD SARAH BOGLE-FITZGERALD SARAH FITZGERALD (Nee VELLA)Age 87, a resident of Lisle, Illinois, formerly of Eastpoint, Michigan and New Port Richey, Florida, died Thursday, December 18, 2008 at St. Patrick's Residence, Naperville. She was born February 13, 1921 in Gozo, Malta and immigrated to the United States in 1949. Sarah is survived by three children, Margaret (Timothy) Herter of Lisle, Dorothy (Gerald) Brzezinski of Fort Myers, FL and Michael (Jacqueline) Bogle of Highland, MI; five grandchildren, Christiana Herter, Kevin (Ivette) Brzezinski, David (Amanda) Brzezinski, Mandy (Steve) Printz and Carey Bogle; two great-grandsons, Ethan and Samuel Printz; two sisters, Helen (Paul) Zammit, and Jean Sultana. Sarah was preceded in death by her first husband, Samuel Bogle, her second husband, William Fitzgerald, her parents, Michael and Helen Vella and six siblings, Katie, Marie, John, Salvo, Jessie and Benna. Visitation Monday, December 22, 9-10 a.m. at St. Patrick's Residence, 1400 Brookdale Rd., Naperville. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow Monday, 10 a.m. at St. Patrick's Residence. Sarah's cremains will be laid to rest in Gozo, Malta. In lieu of flowers, memorials to, St. Patrick's Residence, Harbor Light Hospice or Edward Cancer Center. For info. (630) 355-0213.

BOHN KEITH B BOHN KEITH BOHN Age 56, of Westland, died December 17, 2008. Beloved husband of Carol. Dearest father of Michael (Taleese), Jeremy (Michelle) and Jennifer (Nate) Lee. Loving grandfather of 7. Dear son of Bernhard and Elda Bohn. Brother of Christie (Bob) Verbal. In state Saturday, December 20, 2008 at 9:30 a.m. from Immanuel Lutheran Church, 27935 Ann Arbor Trail, Dearborn Heights followed by a 10:00 a.m. service. Visitation Friday 2:00 - 8:00 p.m. Querfeld Funeral Home, 1200 Oakwood, Dearborn.

BOHN VERTIE I BOHN VERTIE BOHN Age 93. Passed away on Saturday, December 20, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Edward. Dearest mother of the late Charles Bohn, Nancy Bohn and Linda LaPlante. Also survived by four grandchildren, brother Julius "Bud" Collins, and a daughter-in-law Claudia Jones. Memorial gathering at the Sawyer-Fuller Funeral Home, 2125 West Twelve Mile Road (two blocks west of Woodward Avenue) in Berkley, Saturday, December 27th from 2 p.m. until time of memorial service at 4 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society.

BOLAND AGNES AMELIA BOLAND AGNES BOLAND Loving wife of the late Raymond A. Devoted mother of the late James F. Boland, Mary Lee (Michael) Theodore. Proud grandmother of John (Kelly) Boland, Christine (David) Theuerkorn, Michael (Susan) Boland, Thomas Boland, Nicole (Brian) L' Heureux, Daniel (Tanya) Boland, Michael Theodore Jr, and Suzanne (Michael) Shanlikian. Great grandmother of 17. Beloved mother in law of Carolyn (William) Stevenson. Funeral from Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church 47650 North Territorial Rd, Plymouth Friday 10:30am with family receiving friends beginning at 10:00am. Visitation Thursday 4-8pm at the Schrader-Howell Funeral Home, 280 South Main, Plymouth, with a Rosary service at 7:00pm. Share memories:

BOLLELLA MAUREEN M BOLLELLA MAUREEN BOLLELLA Age 78 of Commerce Twp., died December 24, 2008. Beloved wife of 55 years to Emilio. Loving mother of Mike (Sharon) Marrow, Larry Bollella, Gary (Lane) Bollella and Cathy Karcher. Also 4 grandchildren. Sister of Michael Hauler and Rosemary (Bob) Deradorian. Private family services will be held at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. For more information please call Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, Walled Lake (248) 624-2251. Condolences at

BOLOGNA AMBROSE A BOLOGNA AMBROSE BOLOGNA December 28, 2008. Age 93. Beloved husband of Lee (nee Micoli) for 61 years. Dearest father of Sandy (Roger) Favrow, Joe (Adele) Bologna and Patti (Rick) Anderson. Loving grandfather of Amy (Michael), Andrea (Jeff), Joellyn, Danny, Sara, Paul, Katie and Luke. Proud great-grandfather of Sam, Jonathon and Zachary. Dear brother of Josie Capozzoli, Bea Vitale and Rose Tranchida. Mr. Bologna was a proud WWII Army Veteran and a recipient of the Purple Heart. He was an usher at St. Blase Church for 23 years. Visitation Tuesday 2-9 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Rosary Tuesday evening. In state Wednesday 9 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. time of Mass at St. Blase Church, 12151 15 Mile Road (between Schoenherr and Van Dyke). Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at

BOLSENDAHL EDWARD J BOLSENDAHL EDWARD BOLSENDAHL Age 79. Born in Detroit. Retired in Englewood, FL. Slipped away peacefully November 11, 2008 after a serious sudden illness. Loving husband to Nancy for 38 years. Survived by three sons, two daughters and four grandchildren, and their families. Decorated Korean War Naval Veteran. Astounding career in the electrical field for Ford Motor Co., Porg Warner and Bud Company. Special thanks to Venice Regional Hospital and their Critical Care Unit. Memorial service will be held in Englewood, FL at a later date.

BONADEO ERMENEGILDA BONADEO ERMENEGILDA SPERIDIA BONADEO  December 7, 2008, age 93. Beloved wife of the late Gelindo. Loving mother of Laura (the late Delfino) Marchesotti, Gene (Rosanna), the late Mario, Ivo and Mario. Dear grandmother of Gianni (Carrie), Anna, Roberto (Rosie), Nico (Colleen), Mark (Karen), Eric and eight great-grandchildren. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visitation at O'Brien/Sullivan Funeral Home, 41555 Grand River, Novi (248) 348-1800, Wednesday 2-9 p.m., Rosary 8:00 p.m. In state at Our Lady of Victory Church, 133 Orchard St., Northville, Thursday 9:30 a.m. until funeral liturgy at 10 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John Hospice. Online condolences:

BONAMICI JEAN BONAMICI December 13, 2008. Age 83, of Dearborn. Beloved wife of the late Aldo. Loving mother of Pamela (Kurt) Waggener and Gregg Bonamici. Dear grandmother of Julie (Michael) Scott, Jessica Waggener, and Jennifer, Christine, and Nicholas Bonamici. Dear sister of the late Frank and Victor Hlavaty. There will be a private graveside service. Donations can be made to Sokol Cultural Center (23600 West Warren, Dearborn Heights, MI 48127) or Angela Hospice (14100 Newburgh Rd., Livonia, MI 48154). Online guestbook at

BONDE WILLIAM JOHN BONDE WILLIAM BONDE December 4, 2008 after a long illness. Age 75 of Bloomfield Hills, formerly of Rhode Island and New York. Devoted husband of Sandra for 52 years. Proud father of William (Julie), Peter (Ann) and Christopher (Jennifer). Loving grandfather of eight. Brother of Hank (Joan). Also survived by two nephews and a niece. Family will receive friends at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward Ave. (between 13-14 Mile) Monday 3-8 p.m. Funeral Mass Tuesday 11 a.m. at Holy Name Church, 630 Harmon at Woodland, Birmingham. Visitation begins at church 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, family suggests memorial tributes to Beaumont Hospice, 3601 W. Thirteen Mile Rd., Royal Oak, MI 48073. View obituary and share memories at:

BONDY NORMAN P BONDY NORMAN BONDY Age 94, November 30, 2008. Beloved husband of Marie (nee Spero). Loving father of Elaine (Bill), Fr. Alberto, Bernice (Sr. Cecilia), Wayne, Lenora (Bill) and Herbert (Kim). Dear grandfather of eight grandchildren and one great-grandson. Visitation Wednesday 2-9 p.m. with a Rosary 7:00 p.m. at the Wasik Funeral Home, Inc., 11470 Thirteen Mile Road (west of Hoover), Warren. In state Thursday 9:30 a.m. until time of Funeral Liturgy 10:30 a.m. at St. Anne Catholic Church, 32000 Mound Road, Warren. Interment White Chapel Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at

BONI NAZARENA BONI RENA BONI age 86, December 8, 2008. Beloved wife of Louis. Dear mother of Rocco (Sandra), Jerry (Debbie) and Mary. Grandmother of Lisa, Jerry (Lis), Louie (Lisa), Jennifer, Jeanette (Dave) Shannon (Matt) and Tony (Libby). Great-grandmother of Christian, Carson, Casey, Mikayla and Raelin. Visitation Thursday 2-9 p.m. and Friday 2-9 p.m. with an evening Rosary at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 Inkster (between Ford and Cherry Hill). In state Saturday 9:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. Mass at St. Sebastian Catholic Church, 20710 Colgate (south of Outer Drive, between Pelham and Monroe). Memorials suggested to American Cancer Society or Angela Hospice.

BORCZAK JOHN BORCZAK Age 56, of Westland, December 3, 2008. Best friend and husband of Deborah. Dear father of John Borczak and Joy (Robert) Miller. Brother of Mary (Steve) Burch and Loretta (John) Ingham. Also leaves many nieces and nephews. Beloved brother-in-law of Cheryl. Family and Friends Gathering Sunday 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. Memorial Service at Vermeulen Funeral Home, 980 N. Newburgh Rd., Westland (btwn. Ford and Cherry Hill). Memorial contributions may be made to the Family Memorial Fund c/o Deborah Borczak.

BOROWY HELEN S BOROWY HELEN BOROWY 97, of Farmington Hills, December 23, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Joseph. Loving mother of Jean Staten and Marge (Bob) Malin. Cherished grandmother of Joseph Staten, Carol Glenn, Lorie Spencer, Mari Jones, Donna Wagner, Richard and Michael Murray; and 15 great-grandchildren. Dear sister-in-law of Jane Haupt. Funeral service Monday, December 29, 1 p.m., Detroit First Church of the Nazarene, 21260 Haggerty Rd. (just north of 8 Mile Rd.) Northville. Visitation will be at the church on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Arrangements entrusted to the Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, downtown Farmington, (248-474-5200

BOSCACCI LINDA M BOSCACCI LINDA BOSCACCI LINDA NOVAK BOSCACCI LINDA M NOVAK BOSCACCI  (nee Novak) Age 61 December 24, 2008 of Howell, formerly of St. Petersburg, Florida Beloved mother of Douglas Siniarski, Kimberly (Charles) Shackleford, Eddie (Linda) Siniarski, Denna (Mike) Moqboul, April (Rob) Presch and Jason Boscacci. Dearest grandmother of 14 and great grandmother of eight. Loving sister of Kathy (Ron) Allen, Stanley (Linda) Novak, Debbie (Tom) Kramer, Cindy (Jim) Gallinati and Brian (Laurie) Novak. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. In state Monday, 9:30 a.m. with Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. at St. Alfred Catholic Church, 9500 Banner, Taylor. Visitation Sunday, 2-9 p.m. with Scripture Service at 7:00 p.m. at the Taylor Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 9800 S. Telegraph Road. Inurnment at Our Lady of Hope Cemetery, Brownstown Twp. Memorials suggested to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital and Arbor Hospice.

BOSSUYT JOSEPH BOSSUYT Age 87, December 17, 2008. Beloved husband of the late Josephine Rose and the late Eve. Dear father of Patricia Bossuyt, Maria (David) Marshall, Teresa (James) Gribbin, and the late Detroit Police Dept. Sgt Michael (Mary) Bossuyt (EOW March 8, 1983). Loving grandfather of nine and great-grandfather of seven. Mr. Bossuyt was a Detroit Policeman for 35 years. Visitation Friday 3-9 p.m. at Kaul Funeral Home, 28433 Jefferson Ave., St. Clair Shores. Rosary 7 p.m. Friday. In state Saturday 9:30 a.m. until 10 a.m., the time of the Funeral Mass at St. Athanasius Church, Roseville. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Share a memory with the family at

BOWEN NANCY LEAH BOWEN NANCY BOWEN NANCY Age 76. December 9, 2008. Wife of Jon. Mother of Christine Dwyer Whittington, Frank J. Dwyer (Joyce), Kathy Langham (Robert), Dorothy Dwyer Lopez, Margaret Trebble (Paul), Julie Smith (Shelby), Anne Dwyer and preceded in death by her son David Dwyer. Grandmother of 11 and great-grandmother of four. Sister of Donald Berkseth (Paula) and Carol Burkard. Visitation Friday 3-9 p.m. at the A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack at Vernier Rd., Grosse Pointe Woods. Funeral Saturday, Prayers 9:15 a.m. at the funeral home. 10 a.m. Mass at Assumption Grotto Catholic Church, 13770 Gratiot, Detroit. Rosary Friday 8 p.m.

BOWEN RUTH MARIE BOWEN RUTH BOWEN Age 79. December 11, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Will "Hack". Loving mother of Brenda Kast, Mike (Linda), Lisa and Willie (Shelley). Dear sister of Madoline Anderson, Sue Shaw, Faye Rissman, Benny (Anne) Weems and the late Mary Lou Hyre and Wilma Felt. Proud grandmother of Holly, Scott, Kailey, Jeremy, Shayne, Ashley and McKenzie and great-grandmother of Jacob, Stephanie and Lindsey. Visitation Saturday 5-8 p.m. and Sunday 1-8 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Order of the Eastern Star service at the Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 705 W 11 Mile Rd. (4 blks. E of Woodward), Royal Oak. Service Monday 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials to Shriners Hospitals for Children, c/o Moslem Temple, 24350 Southfield Road, Southfield, MI 48075. Share your memories at

BOWER DOLORES BOWER JOEN BOWER Age 76. Beloved wife of the late Lahman Jr. (1983). Loving mother of Mary-Joen Bower-Negro and Pamela (Frank) Taranto. Dear grandmother of Dominic III, Lahman, and Brandon Negro. Gathering 1 PM Sunday until 2 p.m. memorial service at Sawyer Fuller Funeral Home, 2125 W. 12 Mile Rd., Berkley. Inurnment Roseland Park Cemetery.

BOWER STELLA MARIE BOWER STELLA BOWER Age 90 of Ann Arbor, MI, died on November 29, 2008 at The Gilbert Residence in Ypsilanti, MI. Stella was born on August 7, 1918 in Jacksonville, Ohio, the daughter of Adam and Louise (Haleski) Matyskella. She is survived by her son John (Shirley) Bower of Ann Arbor; daughter Marilyn (Kurt) Porter of Clarksville, TN; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; one brother; one sister; and several nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions can be made to the Gilbert Residence, 203 S. Huron St., Ypsilanti, MI 48197. Arrangements entrusted to the Muehlig Funeral Chapel, Ann Arbor, MI.

BOYD, ELAINE BOYD age 70; of Bloomfield; December 3, 2008. Cherished wife of Robert M.; loving mother of Audrey (Gregg) McCaskey, Michael, Nancy and Susan Boyd; proud grandmother of Steven, Robbie, Sarah, Sean and Hope; dear sister of Monica Parrish, Maureen (Jay) Toles and Michael (Lana) Noel. A volunteer for 20 years at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Elaine will be remembered for her warm smile and gentle laugh. Funeral Mass 12 Noon Friday from Our Lady of Refuge Catholic Church, Orchard Lake; gathering at church 11:30 a.m. until mass. The family will welcome friends Thursday, 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.; Scripture Service 7 p.m. at Pixley Funeral Home Godhardt-Tomlinson Chapel, Keego Harbor. Interment Crescent Hills Cemetery. Memorials suggested to Grace Centers of Hope. Please share a memory at

BOYLE KATHRYN BOYLE Loving wife of the late Thomas. Dear mother of Patricia (Brian) Levy, Mary (Lee) Hehman, Michael (Christine), Sheila (Robert) Jansen, and John (Margaret). Also survived by nine grandchilren and three great grandsons. Resting at L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, 7707 Middlebelt (at Ann Arbor Trail) Saturday 1 til 9 p.m. Donations to St. Benedicts Church Alumni would be appreicated. Share a memorial tribute with the family at

BRACKETT JAMES E BRACKETT JAMES BRACKETT Age 66. December 9, 2008. Loving brother of David, Marilyn Hanford and Charles. Dear son of the late John and Lucile. Memorial visitation Sunday from 12:30 p.m. until time of the memorial service at 1:30 p.m. at Metropolitan United Methodist Church, 8000 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Memorials to the church or the American Guild of Organists, Detroit Chapter. Arrangements by Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, Royal Oak, 248-541-7000. Share your memories at

BRDAK CYNTHIA A BRDAK CYNTHIA BRDAK November 30, 2008. Dear wife to Roger. Dear mother of Brian (Heather) and Todd (Michele). Dear grandmother of Andrew, Blake, Brooke and Karly. Predeceased by her parents, Frank and Sophie Kargol, and brothers, Frank, Raymond, Gerald, Robert and Leonard. Visitation at Gendernalik Funeral Home, 35259 23 Mile Rd., New Baltimore, 2:30-9 p.m. Wednesday with Scripture Service at 7:30 p.m. In state at Immaculate Conception Church, 7051 Church Rd., Ira from 9:30 a.m. Thursday until time of liturgy at 10 a.m. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society.

BREMER RICHARD DAVID BREMER RICHARD BREMER age 47; of Holly; died Wednesday, December 24, 2008. Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, December 29, 2008, at the Dryer Funeral Home, Holly with Pastor William Seitz officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday. Mr. Bremer was born in Jacksonville, FL, on May 19, 1961. He was an employee of Oakland Schools for over 10 years. He was a beloved husband, and he never met a stranger. He was an avid outdoorsman and especially loved hunting and fishing. He is survived by his wife, Jeanette; two daughters, Karly and Savannah; mother, Patricia Bremer of FL; and sister, Beth Bremer of FL. He was preceded in death by his father, Noel Bremer. Memorial donation may be made to an Education Fund for Karly and Savannah.

BRESKE CHESTER ANTHONY BRESKE CHESTER BRESKE Age 85. December 22, 2008 of Fairview, Pennsylvania, formerly of Royal Oak. Beloved husband of the late Eugenia (Kowalski) Breske. Loving father of Pauline (James) Newton and Lorraine (Thomas) Glotkowski. Dear grandfather of five and great-grandfather of six. Visitation Saturday 5-8 p.m. and Sunday 3-8 p.m. at Price Funeral Home, 3725 Rochester Rd. (between Big Beaver and Wattles Rds.), Troy, 248-689-0700. In state Monday 10:30 a.m. until Mass 11 a.m. at St. Andrew Catholic Chruch, 1400 Inglewood, Rochester. Interment Roseland Park Cemetery, Berkley. Memorials suggested to the Savlation Army. Share memories with the online guestbook at

BREWER HELEN C BREWER HELEN BREWER Age 83. December 23, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Burton. Loving mother of Dr. B. Keith and Dr. Kenneth W. (Marcia). Proud grandmother of Kathleen, Joshua, Stephen and Gregory. Dear sister of Peggy Riddings and Pat Webb. Funeral Saturday 11 a.m. at the Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 705 W 11 Mile Rd. (4 blks. E of Woodward), Royal Oak. Burial at Oakview Cemetery, Royal Oak. Memorials to the Salvation Army appreciated. Share your memories at:

BRIDGFORTH WALTER BYRD BRIDGFORTH SR WALTER BRIDGFORTH SR Age 87 of Detroit passed away on December 6, 2008 after a long illness. He leaves behind a loving wife of 63 years, Opal. Devoted children Barbara (Robert), Doris (Darrell), Yvonne (Van), Glinda (Edward) Walter, Jr., and Paula. Grandchildren Yvette, Kimberly, Stephanie, Tracey, Walter and Edward and great grandchildren Justin, Kaelyn, and Elgin II. Visitation will be Friday, December 12 at Stinson Funeral Home, 1939 W. Fort St. 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, December 13 at New Mt. Hermon Baptist Church, 3225 S. Deacon St. Family hour 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Interment Woodmere Cemetery

BRIMER K C BRIMER K BRIMER KC BRIMER November 21, 2008 of Garden City. Survived by sister Cindy, family, and friends. Interment Saturday 1 p.m. at Cadillac Memorial Gardens West, Garden City.

BRISKI RICHARD JACOB BRISKI RICHARD BRISKI Beloved husband of Teri. Beloved father of Jacob Evan, Jardan Leigh, and Jillian Rae. Son of Jacob and Rosemary Briski. Brother of Laurence, Jacqueline Errington, and John. Passed away December 13, 2008 in Clancy, Montana. Memorial services will be at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, St. Clair Shores, December 27, at 10 a.m. Donations in lieu of Flowers to American Diabetes Assoc.

BRISTON DOROTHY B BRISTON DOROTHY BRISTON Age 93. December 10, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Frank Briston. Loving mother of Frank (Sandra) and Dennis (Carolyn). Loving grandmother of Steven and Jill, great-grandmother of Frank, Zachary, Andrew and Nicholas. Beloved sister of Lucia. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers Tobias and Angelo, and sisters Mary, Victoria, Jean and Angeline. Dorothy loved being with her family and lived a long happy life. She was an excellent cook and seamstress. She also loved traveling with her children and was very proud of her outstanding rose garden. Visitation Friday 2-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Scripture Service at the Sterling Heights Chapel of the E.J. Mandziuk & Son Funeral Directors, Inc. 3801 18 Mile Rd. (N.W. corner of Ryan). Mass of the Resurrection Saturday 10 a.m. at St. Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Church, 38750 Ryan Rd, S. of 17 Mile. Mrs. Briston will lie in state from 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass. View and sign online guest book at

BROCHU JAMES G BROCHU JAMES BROCHU December 5, 2008, age 30. Beloved son of Keith and Lynn. Dear brother of Jason. Grandson of Dolores and the late Glen Marcoe and Delcie and the late James Brochu. Family will receive friends Tuesday, December 9, from 2-4 p.m. followed immediately by a memorial service at 4 p.m. at Charles Step Funeral Home, 18425 Beech Daly, Redford, MI 48240.

BROCK, KENNETH H BROCK KENNETH BROCK age 55; of Milton, WI; died Monday, December 8, 2008, at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke, VA. He was born May 20, 1953, in Highland Park, MI, the son of Harold and Doris (Dixon) Brock. Kenneth married Pamela Nicholson September 8, 1973, in Clarkston, MI. Ken moved to Milton in 1990. He worked as a long haul truck driver for Allied Systems out of Flint, MI. Ken loved camping and hiking with his children. When his children were part of the Aqua Jays, he helped build props and sets and drove the boats. Ken was also involved with the children in 4-H and FFA. He loved all shooting sports, motorcycle rides, hunting, playing his guitar, and could fix tractors and anything with a motor. Ken was a hobby farmer and a social butterfly who loved to talk to family and friends while on his routes. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him. Ken is survived by his wife, Pam of Milton, WI; four children, David Brock of Sun Prairie, WI, Lindsay (Tim) Zeller of Cleveland, OH, Chris (fiance Maureen Fitzpatrick) Brock of Milwaukee, WI, and Emily Brock of Milton, WI; one granddaughter, Genevieve Brock; his parents, Harold and Doris Brock; two brothers, Ron (Joette) Brock of Oxford, MI, and Robert (Sharon) Brock of Waterford, MI. He was preceded in death by a brother, Dennis; sister-in-law, Jan Brock; and nephew, Matthew Brock. Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, December 15, 2008, at the Whitcomb-Lynch-Albrecht Funeral Home, Milton, WI, with Pastor George Calhoun officiating. Visitation time will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, December 14, 2008, at the Whitcomb-Lynch-Albrecht Funeral Home, Milton.

BROCKI DOROTHY M BROCKI DOROTHY BROCKI Age 87, formerly of Toledo, OH, passed away on Wednesday, December 24, 2008 at the Presbyterian Village of Redford, MI. She was born July 3, 1921 in Defiance, OH to Ferris and Martha (Henzler) Ice. Dorothy and her husband, Joseph Brocki, were owners and operators of United Window and Janitor Service for over 40 years. Joseph preceded her in death on February 9, 2001. Survivors include her daughter, Rita (Edward) Nalodka; grandchildren, Todd (Lynn) Nalodka, Traci (Joseph) Tesmond, Terri (Michael) Murray, and Tim (Krista) Nalodka; and 10 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her sister, Mary Gibler; half brothers, Ancel Ice and Floyd Ice; and half sister, Voe Grant. Visitation Sunday from 1-5 p.m. at the Sujkowski Funeral Home Northpointe, 114-128 East Alexis Rd., 419-476-9176, with recitation of the rosary at 4 p.m. Funeral Services will begin Monday at 9:30 a.m. in the funeral home and continue with the Funeral Mass in Regina Coeli Church at 10 a.m. Interment Mount Carmel Cemetery,Toledo. Memorial donations may be given to the National Shrine of St. Jude, 205 W. Monroe, Chicago, IL 60606. Please view and offer online condolences at:

BRODEUR CHARLES E BRODEUR SR CHARLES BRODEUR SR Was born September 9, 1922 to Fredrick Joseph Brodeur and Alice Sophie (Wandrie) Brodeur in the city of Detroit, and departed this life to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, December 11, 2008. He was raised most of his childhood on Mackinac Island and later in Detroit. He served in World War II and rose to the rank of Sergeant earning 2 purple hearts and 1 bronze star for bravery. Married to Vera May Hughes (deceased), February 7, 1948. Graduated U of D Law School 1950. Mr. Brodeur was employed most of his adult life by Lawyers Title Insurance Corp., moving to Richmond, Virginia in 1976 to become their COO. While in Michigan and Virginia he was involved in many boards and charities. To name a few, he was president of the Michigan Land Title Association and president of the Detroit Board of Realtors. He most enjoyed serving with the St. Vincent de Paul Society, and was instrumental in establishing a chapter at St. Thomas More Church of Troy, MI, and he also served faithfully at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church for many years. Surviving children, Charles, Jr. (Laurie) and Timothy Michael (Christina); grandchildren, Alicen Marie Alward, Jonathan Michael, Elizabeth Clark, Robert Lawrence, Sarah Marie, Timothy Michael, and Julia Rose; great-grandchildren, Dillon James, Jordyn Marie, and Stella Beatrice; siblings, Dennis, Anthony, Barbara Chirco, Bernice Thompson, Ted, and Robert Michael. Charles was known to be someone extremely kind and generous to others. A loving devoted husband, a wonderful caring father, and a beloved grandfather and great-grandfather. Family will receive friends Monday 4-8 p.m. at A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Road (between Maple and Big Beaver), with Scripture Service at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass Tuesday 11 a.m. at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church, 32340 Pierce, Beverly Hills (south of 14 Mile). Visitation at church begins at 10:30 a.m. Memorial Tributes to St. Vincent de Paul Society, St. Thomas More Conference, or Catholic Social Services of Oakland County. View obituary and share memories at

BROWN ADA R BROWN ADA BROWN Age 61, December 19, 2008 of Detroit. Loving mother of Diane Thomas, Dione Ross (Thomas), Lewis Brown, Lamont Brown. Dear sister of Bobby Jean McDonald, Nona Mae Wilson, Willie Chaffould, Ophelia Ware (Bobby), Cynthia Dickerson (Henry), and Bessie Gandy, Robert Gandy, Isom Gandy and Alfred Gandy. Predeceased by parents Willie and Viola Gandy and brothers Roger and Luvert Johnson. Also survived by thirteen grandchildren and many dear cousins, friends and special aunt Troy Bartee. Visitation Friday, 2 p.m. - 8 p.m. at Andrews & Hardy Funeral Home, 13841 Gratiot Ave., Detroit, MI 48205. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 27th at Lomax Temple A.M.E. Zion Church, 17441 Dequindre St., Detroit.

BROWN ELIZABETH BROWN BETTY BROWN Age 70, of Port Austin, formerly of Warren, passed away on December 26, 2008. Loving mother of Gregory Brown, Deanna Carpenter, and Patricia Forth. Grandmother and great-grandmother. Services Wednesday, December 31 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Michaels Catholic Church in Port Austin, MI. Visitation Monday from 5-8 p.m. and Tuesday from 1-8 p.m. at the Kaufman Funeral Home at 84 Westland Dr. in Bad Axe, MI, 989-269-3000.

BROWN DENNIS BROWN Age 58, of Milford, died December 12, 2008. Loving husband of Ann Borges. Dear father of Jason Monaca, Shawn, Noah (Kimberly) Brown, Vanessa, and Stefanie Borges. Dear grandfather of Cadence Brown. Dear son of Jean Matson and the late Howard Brown. Loving brother of Dan (Debbie) Brown, Joan Francoer, and the late Jean Dedelow and Carl Brown. Also survived by nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family, his best friend and business partner, Ron Moretto, and many other loving and caring friends. Funeral from Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 340 N. Pontiac Trail, Walled Lake (3 blocks S. of Maple Rd.) Tuesday 7 p.m. Friends may visit Tuesday 4:30 p.m. until the time of service. Memorials to Children's Leukemia Foundation of Michigan appreciated.

BROWN DOROTHY E BROWN DOROTHY BROWN Age 78, December 28, 2008. Beloved wife of Lawrence. Loving mother of Judy (Phil) Hutton and Kathy (Rick) Buoy. Dear grandmother of Eric, Aimee, Daniel, Sarah and Amanda. Sister of Bernard Anderson. Funeral Service at R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Home, 15451 Farmington Rd., Livonia, Saturday 11 a.m. Visitation Friday 3-9 p.m. Memorials to Covenant Community Church, Redford. Please sign the online guestbook at

BROWN EVELENA F BROWN EVELENA BROWN Age 103, of Bonita Springs, Florida, formerly of Detroit, Michigan, passed away on December 18, 2008, at her daughters home in Warren MI in the loving care of her family. Born near Markdale, Ontario, Canada November 24, 1905, she was the youngest of eight children. Dearest daughter of William and Catherine (McNally) Cook. Loving wife of the late Eugene L. Brown. Beloved mother of Helen (late Carl) Eseman, of Warren, MI, and William E. (Louise) Brown, of St. Clair Shores, MI. Loving grandmother of the late Karen (Eseman) Verstraete, Lori (John) Dreyer, William M. and Roy A. Brown. Dear great-grandmother of Michael (Julie) Verstraete, late Bryan E. Verstraete, Jeffrey, Alan and Kristen Dreyer. Great-great-grandmother of Lilly and Bryan M. Verstraete. Predeceased by three sisters and four brothers. Dearest aunt to 21 nieces and nephews. Also survived by many great nieces and nephews and their children. Evelena and husband Gene owned and operated a Dairy Queen on Hamilton Ave. in Highland Park, MI for many years, retiring to Bonita Springs, FL in 1969. She was a life member of The Order of Eastern Star Lodge, and a member of the Methodist Church in Bonita Springs, FL. She enjoyed her retirement spending time with her dear friends and loving family. She will be greatly missed. Visitation Sunday 2-9 p.m. Funeral service Monday 11 a.m. at the David J. Wysocki Funeral Home, 29440 Ryan Rd. (1 block N. of 12 Mile), Warren. Interment Napels Memorial Funeral Home & Cemetery, Naples, FL.

BROWN JUANITA JONES BROWN JUANITA BROWN Age 72, December 21, 2008. Juanita was a devoted mother of six children, was formerly married to Henry Brown and leaves to cherish her memory, daughter Phillippa Price, sons, Rev. Llewellyn B. Jones and Michael D. Brown. Preceding her in death are three sons, Eric, Roy and Malcolm. Juanita who was also lovingly known as "Dean" diligently served the community of Conant Gardens as well as The Grixdale Property Owners Association, plus held the position of President to The Jos. Campau Street Block Club for numerous years. She also served the UAW as a former secretary for local 412, retiring from Chrysler Corporation in 1981. Family will receive friends Saturday 10:30-11 a.m. with a funeral service immediately following 11 a.m.-12 noon at Lawrence E. Moon Funeral Home, 268 N. Perry St, Pontiac. Visitation will be Friday 1-7 p.m. at the funeral home.

BROWN LORRAINE BROWN Age 80, December 29, 2008. Beloved wife of George. Dear mother of Mary, Lorraine and Jaynie (Brad) Beauchamp. Proud grandmother of Allison Leigh, Aaron Francis and Tina Marie. Great-grandmother of Dakota and Kaylie. Dear sister of Jeannie Mosley and Dolores Bunz. Visitation Friday 3-9 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. (Shelby Twp.) 54880 Van Dyke at 25 Mile with a 7 p.m. Service. Committal Prayers Saturday 11 a.m. at Clinton Grove Cemetery in Mt. Clemens. Donations to Make-A-Wish are appreciated. Share memories at

BROWN MILDRED BROWN December 20, 2008, age 84. Born February 19th, 1924 to Elizabeth and John Lawrence in Detroit, MI. Loving mother to Michael (Janet), Barbara Stowell (Charles) and Chester M., Jr. (Karen). Grandmother to Julie and Jennifer. Great-grandmother to Brian, Brendan, Bradley and Jack. Memorial service to be announced at a later date. Memorial contributions to American Girl Scouts. Arrangements handled by A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 313-884-5500.

BROWN NORMA J BROWN NORMA BROWN 89, December 14, 2008 of Farmington Hills, formerly of Dearborn. Beloved wife of the late Alton (2002). Loving mother of Dianne (Randy) Szabla, Stephen (Lorraine) Brown, Reverend David Brown and Sidney (Jeremy) Mucha. Dear grandmother of Jennifer (Max) Arrieta, Laura (Mehrdad) Barnadjian, Timothy (Kimberly) Ruokolainen, Jeffrey (Kelly) Mucha, Emily (Michael) Critchlow and Joseph Mucha. Mrs. Brown is preceded in death by her grandson David A. Brown. Private family services will be held. Memorial tributes suggested to Alzheimer's Association, 20300 Civic Center Dr., Southfield, MI 48076. Arrangements entrusted to Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, downtown Farmington (248) 474-5200.

BROWN SYLVIA BROWN Beloved wife for 62 years of the late Harry Brown. Dear mother of Abby (Neal) Pook, Barry (Christine) Brown, and the late Sandra Ann Brown. Devoted grandmother of Jessica and Thomas McCarthy, Lesley Pook, Robert Pook and fiancee, Vivian Ivey. Proud great-grandmother of Cait and Michael McCarthy. Cherished sister of Jerry (Renee) Gerger and the late Irving (Miriam) Gerger. Sister-in-law of Joseph (Geri) Brown and also survived by loving nieces, nephews, other relatives, and a world of friends who became family. SERVICES 1:30 P.M. WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020. INTERMENT AT HEBREW MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY.

BROWN THOMAS MICHAEL BROWN THOMAS BROWN December 5, 2008, age 54. Passed away after a courageous battle with cancer. Beloved husband of Deborah M. (nee Wheeler) for 33 years. Proud father of Steven and Shannon (Joseph) Huizdos. Loving son of Thomas and Betty Brown. Dearest brother of Leigh (Richard) Bull and Christopher Brown. Devoted son-in-law of Jamison and the late Geraldine Wheeler. Dear brother-in-law of Charlotte and the late Gary Kurntz and Robert Wheeler. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Tom had a lifelong passion for trains and was very proud of his 35 years as a union conductor with Canadian National North America, formerly Grand Trunk Western Railroad. He will be greatly missed by a large extended family of dear and supportive friends. Visitation Monday 5-9 p.m. and Tuesday 2-9 p.m. at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Rd. at Common (12 ? mile). Tom will lie in state Wednesday at Christ Lutheran Church 10 a.m. until time of the funeral service at 11 a.m. Please share memories at

BRUECKHEIMER ANNA BRUECKHEIMER Age 103 of Boca Raton, December 3, 2008. Services will be held at Star of David Memorial Chapel, (954) 722-9000.

BRUER EDWIN BRUER M D Age 92, December 28, 2008 of Trenton. Survived by Marvin, his companion of 52 years. Brother of Dr. Edgar. Preceded in death by three sisters, Dorothea Hill, Hortense Prange and Esther Bruer. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visitation at the Trenton Chapel - Martenson Family of Funeral Homes, Thursday 3-9 p.m. Funeral service Friday, in state 10 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Trenton until service 11 a.m. An expression of sympathy may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church. Interment Glen Eden Cemetery. Please visit online guest book at

BRUNEEL ANDREW BRUNEEL December 8, 2008. Age 85. WWII Purple Heart recipient. Retired Detroit police officer. Beloved husband of the late Marian. Dear father of Gary (Judy), Glenn, Andrea (Dave) Slayton and Cathie (Robert) Dobransky. Loving grandfather of Tasha, Sonya, David, Cody and Drew. Brother of Rita Gagne. Visitation Fred Wood Funeral Home (Rice Chapel) 36100 Five Mile Rd. (1 Mile W. of Farmington Rd.) Friday 1-9 p.m. with a Scripture Service at 7 p.m. In state St. Edith Catholic Church, 15089 Newburgh Rd. (S. of Five Mile) Saturday 9:30 a.m. until Mass 10 a.m.

BRUNKE LAWRENCE F BRUNKE LAWRENCE BRUNKE Age 84 of Waterford. Beloved husband of Jean; loving father of Virginia Henderson, Allen (Jan) Brunke and Diane (Pat) Suhy; dear grandfather of seven and great-grandfather of nine. Visitation Saturday 4-9 p.m. and Sunday 12-9 p.m. at Lyle Elliott Funeral Home, 31730 Mound Road in Warren. Funeral Monday, in state 10:30 a.m. until time of service 11:30 a.m. at Amazing Grace Lutheran Church, 29860 Dequindre Rd. in Warren. Burial at White Chapel Cemetery in Troy.

BRUSCO ERMA BRUSCO 95, December 13, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Frank. Loving mother of Eugene (Judy) Brusco, Rose (Mike) Humitz and Judy (the late Andy) Anastos. Proud grandmother of Frank (Jackie) Brusco, Bob (Laurie) Brusco, Colleen (David) Gaiss, Michael (Celeste) Humitz, Jeffrey (Mary) Humitz, Nicole (Jack) Hamilton, Tom (Lisa) Anastos, Jackie Anastos and Jennifer (Jerrod) Johnson. Dear great-grandmother of Trace, Brett, Gage, Cade, Cameron, Connor, Max, Colette, Taylor, Jordan, Jimmy, Lauren, Jenna, Alyssa, Andie, Drew, Riley, Reese and Reed. Sister of Vi Dedo, and aunt to many nieces and nephews. Resident of Dearborn for 75 years. Visitation Tuesday 3-9 p.m. with Scripture service at 7 p.m. at the Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 Six Mile, Livonia. Wednesday visitation 9 a.m. until prayers at 9:30 at the funeral home, then to St. Colette, 17600 Newburgh, Livonia for her 10 a.m. funeral Mass. Burial at St. Hedwig.

BRUSH, GEORGE LOGAN BRUSH JR GEORGE BRUSH JR of Lawton; age 83; died December 18, 2008 at his home. He was born December 13, 1925, in Bloomfield, IL. Beloved husband, father, and grandfather, George was a W.W. II veteran of the United States Navy. He was an electrician and was employed for 36 years at Detroit Edison Company. George was an avid political debater and enjoyed being a consistent contributor to the letters to the editor column. He loved to hunt and fish, enjoying the log cabin he built in Northern Michigan. His other passions included hockey and moto-cross racing. Preceding him in death is his wife of 34 years Eunice, and son Gary. Surviving are their twin children Geno and Jean Brush; grandchildren Kale and Tyler Brush, and Lane Hartman; brother-in-law Leland Guest; nephew Jim Guest; and niece Vickie Gerber and families. Family and friends of the Brush family will have a Memorial Service in Oakland County, Michigan at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. Life Story Funeral Homes, Betzler & Thompson, Paw Paw.

BRZYS JoANN BRZYS December 2, 2008. Beloved wife of Gerald "Gary". Loving mother of Stacy (Matthew) Finley and Cariann Nowak (Casey Casteel). Dear daughter of Bernice Cichocki and daughter-in-law of Chester (Marian) Brzys, Sr. Sister of Victoria Cichocki, Jack (Karen) Cichocki, Chester (Marilyn) Brzys, Jr., and Daniel (Sabrina) Brzys. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Grandmother of Victoria, Macy, Lucas, Ethan, Beth Anne and Patton. Resting at the L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, 7707 Middlebelt Rd. (at Ann Arbor Trail) Thursday 1-9 p.m. Rosary 7 p.m. In state Friday 10:00 a.m. at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church, 27101 W. Chicago (east of Inkster) until time of Mass at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, 4100 John R, Detroit 48201-9945 would be appreciated. Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at

BUBLAVI MARY HELEN BUBLAVI MARY BUBLAVI Age 91. Beloved wife of the late Albert. Dear mother of Patricia Helmrich, Gail (Joe) Asaro, Jacqueline (Thomas) Crimboli. Dear sister of Helen Podlack. Nine grandchildren and several great-grandchildren also survive. Visitation Thursday 3-8 p.m. at Kaul Funeral Home, 27830 Gratiot, Roseville. Funeral Friday 11 a.m. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society. Share a memory with the family at

BUCCELLATO THERESA BUCCELLATO MRS. BEE BUCCELLATO  Age 66. December 19, 2008. Died at her home in Harrison Township. She was born on May 17, 1942 in Detroit and was the eldest child of Dominic and Caroline Paone. Theresa is survived by her husband, Anthony; three children, Trina (John) Barta, Tricia (Mike) Behm, and Anthony David (Marika Col) Buccellato; and three grandchildren, Daniel Barta, Michael Anthony Behm, and Caroline Behm. Visitation Sunday 1-9 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr Rd. at Metro Parkway (16 Mile Rd.). Funeral Monday, in state 9:30 a.m. at San Francesco, 22870 S. Nunneley (S. of Metro Parkway, E. of Gratiot), until time of Mass at 10 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations to be forwarded to The Pime Missions. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at

BUCHANAN DOLORES BUCHANAN 79, of Estero, Florida, died Sunday, November 30, 2008. Surviving in addition to her husband Clyde of 60 years are three daughters and two sons-in-law, Bonnie and Sandy Morisett of Yale, Linda and Donald Edward of Goderich, Ontario, and Jeanne Eplett of Romeo, son and daughter-in-law, William and Nancy of Romeo; 13 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren; two sisters and brothers-in-law Marion and Paul Reinhold of Macomb and Charlotte and Pat Atkinson of Lapeer; sister-in-law Joyce Lobb of Macomb. Her brother Arnold Lobb preceded her in death on November 26, 2004. Visitation is Friday, December 12, 2-8 p.m. at Kaatz Funeral Directors, Richmond. Memorial Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Missionary Church, Yale.

BUCHINSKI RAYMOND JOSEPH BUCHINSKI RAYMOND BUCHINSKI RAYMOND BUCK BUCHINSKI  65, a native of Allen Park, Michigan; a former resident of San Jose, California; and resident of Grants Pass, Oregon died Friday, November 28, 2008 at home. Catholic and military honor guard services will be held at The Shrine of Remembrance Chapel located in the Michigan Memorial Park, in the City of Flat Rock, Michigan at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 13, 2008. Raymond is survived by Celia Buchinski his wife of 41 years; his sister and brother-in-law Mary Ann and David Martin of Viera, FL; nieces Debra (Jeff) Liddell of St. Johns, FL and Leann Mietla of Trenton; Grandnephew Trevor Liddell and grandniece Faith Liddell of St. Johns, FL and grandniece Kristina Mietla of Trenton; Uncle Cass Palmer of Allen Park; and cousins in Illinois, Michigan and Pennsylvania. He is preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Cassie Buchinski. Raymond was an avid Detroit Lions fan, enjoyed bowling, fishing and NASCAR Racing. He was a past member of the Knights of Columbus, Allen Park. The family requests donations be made to St. Judes Children's Hospital.

BUCKLEY MARGARET BUCKLEY Age 77, December 3, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Edward. Dear mother of Mary Ann (Michael) Tranfaglia, Mark (Cheryl), and the late Michael. Loving grandmother of Anna and John Tranfaglia, and Matthew and Andrew Buckley. Loving sister of Rose Marie Ritcey, Gerald (Marlene) Emery, and the late Homer. Family will receive friends on Sunday 2-9 p.m. with a Scripture Service in the evening at Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 Six Mile Road, Livonia. Funeral Mass will be Tuesday, In-state 10 a.m. until the time of Mass at 10:30 a.m. at St. Edith Catholic Church, 15089 Newburgh, Livonia. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Please share a memory with the family at

BUCON MICHAEL BUCON MICHAEL Of Allen Park. Died peacefully, December 9, 2008. Loving son of Henry, preceded in death by mother, Marcella. Proud siblings: Fr. Raymond Bucon, Mary (Greg) Deitert, Kate Damman (Tom), Teresa (Loren) Powell, Diane (Don Clark). Dearest uncle of Danielle, Larry, Julie, Nikki, Joseph and Daron. Great uncle of Donovan and Alec. Mike touched the hearts of many and will be greatly missed. Visitation Friday 2-9 p.m. at the Allen Park Chapel-Martenson Family of Funeral Homes, 10915 Allen Rd. (Corner of Goddard) . Scripture Service Friday 7 p.m. Service Saturday in state 8:30 a.m. until Funeral Mass 9 a.m. at St. Sabina Catholic Church, 25605 Ann Arbor Trail, Dearborn Heights Interment Glen Eden Cemetery.

BUDDIE DAVID LEE BUDDIE DAVID BUDDIE Age 54. Cherished husband of Sharon. Beloved father of Tamara (Kevin) Eggli and Michael D. Buddie. Dear brother of Georgiana (Larry) Kuwalik, Patricia (Ron) Michalik, Sherryl Buddie and the late Kenneth Buddie. Brother-in-law of Francine Boghian. Proud grandfather of Benjamin and Isabella. Funeral services Tuesday, December 23, 2008 at 11 a.m. in the Harold W. Vick Funeral Home, 140 S. Main, Mt. Clemens. Visitation in the funeral home, Monday, December 22, 2008 from 3:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. Contributions to wishes of the family. Share memories with the family at

BUHA MARY BUHA MARY COTIC BUHA (NEE COTIC) Age 93, suddenly, December 15, 2008. Cherished wife of the late James. Beloved mother of Valerie (Timothy) Hein, David (Mary) and Lorraine (Richard) Dobis. Loving grandmother of Kimberly Ray, Dawn McGuffin, Cherie Boettger, Barry Buha, Julie Dyer, Jason Buha, Pamela Buha, David Dobis and Suzette Usitalo. Treasured great grandmother of 15. Also survived by her sister Kay Premo and her faithful companions Barney and Cinderella. Mary was a lifelong grower of flowers and was actively involved in the Greater Detroit Chrysanthemum Society where she served as President for many years. Friends may visit Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 340 Pontiac Trail, Walled Lake, (3 Blocks S. of Maple Rd.) Wednesday 2-8 p.m. Memorials to the Chrysanthemum society appreciated.

BUHL HOWARD SMITH BUHL SR HOWARD BUHL SR Age 72 of Annapolis, Maryland and former longtime resident of Grosse Pointe, died November 26 of cancer at his home. Beloved husband of Lynn. Loving father of Howard Jr. and Jeffery. Adoring grandfather of John, Peter and Thomas Buhl. A Memorial Celebration will take place Saturday, December 6 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Country Club of Detroit. Donations in Mr. Buhl's name can be made to The Higgins Lake Foundation, PO Box 753, Roscommon, MI 48653.

BULONE JOSEPH D BULONE JOSEPH BULONE Age 86, of Port Sanilac, died December 21. Retired General Motors designer. Husband of the late Frances. Dear father of Vincent M. of Oak Park, Daniel J. of Memphis, Tennessee, Cathi (Bryan) Bulone-Campbell of Port Sanilac, Helen M. Bulone of Portland, Oregon, and Maria (David) Kujat of Lexington. Brothers Tony, Mike, Rego, and sister Virginia. Three grandchildren. Funeral 11 a.m. Saturday at the Museum Church at the Sanilac County Historic Village and Museum, Port Sanilac. Visiting 2-9 p.m. Friday at Pomeroy Funeral Home, Lexington and at Church 10-11 a.m. Saturday. Memorials suggested to the Sanilac Co. Historical Society Hunting Cabin Fund or the Sanilac District Library.

BUNCE COLLEEN T BUNCE COLLEEN BUNCE Age 79 of Southgate. December 20, 2008. Loving wife of the late Robert. Dearest mother of Robert (Sharanne Heaton), Paula (Don) Witting, Ronald and Scott (Mary) Bunce. Dear sister of Lynda Hayes and Donnie Smith. Proud grandmother of 13 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Visitation Monday from 1-9 p.m. Services Tuesday 11 a.m. at R.J. Nixon Funeral Home, 2544 Biddle Ave., Wyandotte (734-284-1600). Online obituary at:

BURDICK JOHN F BURDICK BURDICK Age 91, of Northville, passed away December 2, 2008. Beloved husband of the late Constance. Dear father of Greg (Fran) Burdick, Mike (Roxanne) Burdick and the late Douglas Burdick. Loving grandfather of Jeffrey (Marie) Burdick, Mark (Dawn) Burdick and Lauren (Grant) Henderson. Cherished great grandfather of Alexa. Private services held. Contributions to Crossroads of Michigan, 2424 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit, MI 48208 appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Casterline Funeral Home, Inc. of Northville.

BUREN WILLIAM B BUREN WILLIAM B VanBUREN WILLIAM BUREN WILLIAM VanBUREN WILLIAM VAN BUREN WILLIAM B VAN BUREN Age 81, December 3, 2008. Beloved husband of the late Marilyn. Loving father of Carol Hawley, Debra, James, Glenn and the late Brian Van Buren. Dear grandfather of Janice and great grandfather of Thomas. Brother of Vera Mularz. Visitation at the R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Home, 15451 Farmington Rd., Livonia, Sunday from 3 until 9 p.m. with Funeral Service at 6 p.m.

BURGESS LEON R BURGESS LEON BURGESS December 20, 2008. Dear husband of Doris. Dear father of Diane (John) Stewart, Roy, Richard (Sandy), Debra (Bruno) Tomaszewski, Linda, Rhonda (David) Stewart, Kenneth (Patricia), Valerie (Darin) Zohr, Timothy (Dawn). Dear brother of Horace, Johnny, Francis, and the late Harvey, Helen Ferrara, Charles, Howard, Ramey and Floyd. Also survived by 18 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral 10 a.m. Tuesday at Gendernalik Funeral Home, 35259 23 Mile Rd., New Baltimore. Visitation Monday 2-9 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Assoc.

BURK RONALD E BURK RONALD BURK Age 79, December 15, 2008, passed away at home. He was a remarkable father to Ann (Scott) Hughes and Susan Bach; wonderful husband to the late Joan Burk; loving companion of Theresa Gardner; proud grandfather of Matthew, Hailey and Zachary Hughes; brother of Henry (Joy) Burk. A private family service was held. Donations can be made in Ron's name to the American Lung Cancer Assoc.

BURKE EDWARD J BURKE EDWARD BURKE Age 74, November 25, 2008. Beloved husband of Giovanina (Jenny) (nee Pizzo) for 54 years. Loving father of Marianna McEvoy, Virginia (John) Baloga and Krystana (Robert) Biskup. Grandfather of Lucas, Gregory, Eric, Anna (Marcus) Alexander and Joel. Visitation Saturday and Sunday from 2-9 p.m. at the Sterling Heights Chapel of Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 13650 E. Fifteen Mile Rd. (at Schoenherr). Rosary Sunday 7 p.m. Funeral Service Monday 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Share memories at

BURKE JOHN F BURKE JOHN BURKE Age 64, December 4, 2008. Served four years in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam Conflict. Retired from the Sheldon Road Plant of Ford Motor Company in 2000. Member of the VFW Post of Westland. Beloved husband of Odelia. Dear father of John and Michael Burke. Survived by numerous nieces and nephews in the Troy and Watervliet, New York area. Visitation Tuesday 6-9 p.m. at the Schrader-Howell Funeral Home, 280 South Main Street, Plymouth. For time of Funeral Service please call the funeral home at 734-453-3333. Share your special thoughts and memories at

BURKE THOMAS BURKE TOM BURKE Age 58. November 28, 2008. Beloved husband of Karen. Loving father of Nichole "Hot Rod". Dear brother of Nancy (Chris) Hennessy. Brother-in-law of Paulette (the late Dude) Dudash, Denise (Tom) Zimmardi and Yvonne (Dave) Vernier. Uncle of Erin and Michele Dudash. Visitation Tuesday 4-9 p.m. and Wednesday 1-9 p.m. at the St. Clair Shores Chapel of Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 25800 Harper (3 blks. N. of 10 Mile). Funeral Thursday at St. Isaac Jogues Catholic Church, 21120 Madison, St. Clair Shores (between Little Mack and Harper, N. of 10 Mile). In state 9:30 a.m. until Mass 10 a.m. Interment private. Share a memory at

BURKHART REV JOHN J BURKHART OSA REV JOHN BURKHART OSA  78, died December 8, 2008. Loving son of the late George L. and Helen E. Burkhart. Devoted brother of Elizabeth (John) Schilling and the late G. Robert, Joseph and Marie (Stuber) all of Pennsylvania. Born 1930 in Reading, PA. Professed vows in the Augustinian Order in 1948. Ordained Priest in 1956. Teacher in Chicago. Missionary in Peru. Pastor of St. Clare of Montefalco Church, Grosse Pointe Park. Clinical Social Worker at several Detroit area locations, most recently Crittenton Hospital, Rochester. Visitation 4-6:45 p.m. Tuesday December 16 at St. Clare of Montefalco Church, Mack Ave. at E. Outer drive, followed by Mass at 7 p.m. Burial in Gethsemane Cemetery, Laureldale, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Augustinian Guild, 20300 Governors Hwy., Olympia Fields, IL 60461-1011 appreciated. For information, Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home, 313- 881-8500 Share a memory at

BURNETT GENEVIEVE C BURNETT GENEVIEVE BURNETT age 89, December 8, 2008. Loving mother of Allen, Beverly, Sandra and George. Dear grandmother of 11, great grandmother of seven. Sister of Glen and Richard Kassel. Preceded in death by her husband, George. Visitation Thursday 4 to 8 p.m. at Buehler Funeral Home, 26429 Gratiot, Roseville. In state Friday 9:30 a.m. until time of service at 10 a.m. at St. Clements Catholic Church, 25320 Van Dyke, Centerline.

BURNETTE TONY R BURNETTE TONY BURNETTE Age 72. December 24, 2008. Beloved husband of Dolores. Dear father of Pat (Cindy) and Kelly (Jim) Ryan. Grandfather of Tori, Morgan, Travis, Alaina and Devyn. Son of Alma Burgess. Son-in-law of Pat and the late Ethel Berna. Brother of Peggy (Chuck) Williams, Willie (Art), Timothy (Paula), Pat (Bob) Bailey and the late Ronnie (Pat). Visitation Sunday 12-4 and 6-9 p.m. Funeral service Monday 11:30 a.m., at the John N. Santeiu and Son Funeral Home, 1139 Inkster (between Ford and Cherry Hill). Family suggests donations to Genesys Hospice.

BURNOSKY ANN E BURNOSKY ANN BURNOSKY Age 69. Beloved wife of Thomas P. Sr. Loving mother of Thomas P. Jr. (Alison). Dear grandmother of Sara, Rachael and Nora. Dear cousin of Wava (Dale) Woods. Visiting Tuesday 3-9 p.m. Charles R. Step Funeral Home, 18425 Beech Daly (between 6-7 Mile). Memorial service to be held Wednesday 11 a.m. at The Northwest Unitarian Church, 23925 Northwestern Hwy. (south service drive between Evergreen and 9 Mile).

BURNS GEORGE E BURNS GEORGE BURNS December 13, 2008. Age 54. Beloved husband of Susann. Loving father of Jason, David, Nicholas, Christopher, and Matthew. Dear son of George and the late Lois. Proud grandfather of four. Also survived by three brothers. Visitation at the Sterling Heights Chapel of Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 13650 E. 15 Mile Rd. (at Schoenherr), Monday 4-9 p.m. and Tuesday 1-9 p.m. Funeral Service Wednesday at the funeral home 10 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Memories to be shared at

BURNS GILLIS M VIRGINIA BURNS GILLIS M VIRGINIA COMPTON BURNS GILLIS COMPTOM BURNS GILLIS BURNS GILLIS VIRGINIA COMPTON BURNS   (NEE COMPTON) November 26, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Judge Joseph A. Gillis, Jr. and of the late John P. Burns. Dear mother of Martina Bertoni and Kelly (Marshall) Goldberg. Grandmother of Susan, Elizabeth (fiance Greg Tobey) and Julie Bertoni, Marc, Jordan and Danielle Goldberg. Sister of the late Ruth (the late John B.) Lee. Aunt of Dinah Lee (Peter) Kung and Scott Lee. Great aunt of Alexander, Theodore, and Eva Marie. Memorial Service Today, December 2, 11 a.m. Gesu Church, 17180 Oak Drive, Detroit, MI 48221. Memorials to Capuchin Soup Kitchen, 1820 Mt. Elliott, Detroit, MI 48207

BURR JAMES D BURR JAMES BURR December 22, 2008. Age 82. Beloved husband of the late Ann. Dear father of Kevin and Richard. Dear brother of Jerry (Dolores), Tom (Mary Lou), and Mickey (Edith). Predeceased by his sister-in-law Mary Lou Burr. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Visitation Friday 2-9 p.m. with a Scripture Service 3 p.m. at the Wasik Funeral Home, Inc. 11470 Thirteen Mile Road (West of Hoover) Warren. In state Saturday 9:30 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. St. Sylvester Catholic Church, 11200 Twelve Mile Road (between Hoover and Van Dyke) Warren. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at

BURT GLEN BURT November 29, 2008. Age 66. Survived by his loving family: Carol Burt; his daughter Alisa Diez and son-in-law Jim Diez; his son John Burt and daughter-in-law Heather Burt. Glen will be missed by his two grandchildren Nicholas Burt and Christina Diez, and is also survived by his mother-in-law Ida Nebuloni; his two brothers Ronnie and Lonnie Burt and his sister Margaret Ann Collins. Visitation Tuesday 4- 9 p.m. and Wednesday 2-9 p.m. Funeral Thursday 11 a.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Please share memories with the family at their "On Line Guestbook" at

BURTON ORA LEE BURTON ORA BURTON December 16, 2008. Age 86 of Allen Park. Beloved wife of the late Eugene. Loving mother of Karen (Bobby J.) Bauer, Judy Burton, and Donald Burton. Dearest grandmother of Scott (Debby) Bauer, Katie Burton, and Arielle Taylor. Dear sister of the late Mildred (Merle) Lochner. Also survived by her nieces and nephews. Funeral Saturday, December 20, 2008 in state 10 a.m. with Service at 11 a.m. at Evangelist Baptist Church (3550 Oakwood Blvd. Melvindale, MI.). Visitation Thursday 5-9 p.m. and Friday 12-9 p.m. at Voran Funeral Home 5900 Allen Rd. (Allen Park Chapel). Interment Woodmere Cemetery. Online guestbook at

BUSCH SUZANNE WILLIAMS BUSCH SUZANNE BUSCH 79, Notre Dame, IN passed away November 23, 2008. Thomas J. Busch, her husband, survives along with five children, and 15 awesome grandchildren. Upon Tom's retirement from Bendix Corp., Suzie and Tom moved from Birmingham, Michigan to Savannah, Georgia, then to Kalamazoo, MI and Notre Dame, IN to be with family. Suzie enjoyed her family, community service, playing golf, bridge, and parties with friends. Memorials may be donated to the Christ Child Society of Northern Michigan or to the Center for Hospice, South Bend, IN.

BUSHA SALLY LEE BUSHA SALLY BUSHA SALLA GYDE BUSHA SALLY LEE GYDE BUSHA (nee GYDE) of Plymouth passed away from her long battle with cancer. She is survived by her best friend and husband of 52 years, Frank Busha. She has a beloved daughter and son, Susan Hoy and James Busha. Very loved are Richard Hoy, son-in-law and Lori Busha, daughter-in-law. Proud and loving grandmother of Amanda Busha, Kenny Busha, Sally Jo Hoy and Emma Hoy. She was born August 7, 1937, a sixth generation of the Plymouth-Canton area, predeceased by her father Kenneth Gyde and is survived by her mother Onalee Gyde. Her favorite activities included biking, working on her flowers and golfing (hole in one 2006). She had many friends and special neighbors of Wedgewood Village and Florida. A celebration to her life will be held, with a Gathering of Family and Friends Friday 10:30 a.m. until the time of the Memorial Service at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church of Plymouth, 45201 N. Territorial Rd., Plymouth. Visitation Thursday 2-9 p.m. at Vermeulen Funeral Home, 46401 W. Ann Arbor Rd., Plymouth. (between Sheldon and Beck). Memorial contributions suggested to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Cancer Care Office of Development, PO Box 995, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. To share a memory with the family, please visit

BUSSARD, GEORGE W BUSSARD GEORGE BUSSARD of Auburn Hills; died December 7, 2008; at 82 years of age. Beloved husband of Joyce L. Bussard for 60 years; loving father of Cynthia (the late Roger) DeGroat, Lewis Bussard, Julia (Daniel) McQueen, Michael (Linda) Bussard and Patricia (Roger) Wright; dearest grandfather of ten; great grandfather of nine; he is also survived by his brother William (Donnita) Bussard; sister-in-law Jane Bussard; and several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his brother James R. Bussard. Mr. Bussard was the co owner of the Baldwin Econo Wash in Pontiac for many years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during W.W. II; he was also a member of Bethel United Church of Christ. In his free time George enjoyed working jigsaw puzzles, but most of all he loved playing with his grandchildren. Funeral Service will be Thursday, December 11, 2008 at 1 p.m. at COATS FUNERAL HOME, Waterford. Pastor Charles Shields officiating. Burial at Christian Memorial Cultural Center, Rochester Hills. Family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. To send a private condolence go to and select guestbook.

BYCRAFT LINDA BYCRAFT LINDA BARTLETT BYCRAFT Age 61. December 12, 2008. Beloved wife of Mark. Loving mother of Maria (Mike) Bruzzy, Richard and Bryan Spors. Proud grandmother of four. Visitation Tuesday 2-9 p.m. and Wednesday 12-4 p.m. with a Service at 4 p.m. at the St. Clair Shores Chapel of Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 25800 Harper (3 blocks N. of 10 Mile). Share a memory at

BYERS FRANK C BYERS FRANK BYERS Beloved husband of Blanche E. Dearest Dad of Elizabeth (Charles) Matthews, Charles (Carol), Mary Jo and the late John. Loving grandfather of Jeffrey Mathews, Christopher (Kendra) Mathews, Rachel (Mike) Shanks and David Tucker. Great-grandfather of six. Visitation Friday 2-9 p.m. at Kaul Funeral Home, 28433 Jefferson, St. Clair Shores. In state Saturday 10 a.m. until time of service, 11:00 a.m. at Lake Shore Presbyterian Church. Memorials to Lake Shore Church. Expressions of sympathy may be made at



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