December 2008


PACE GIACCHINO PACE JACK PACE  December 11, 2008. Age 90. Beloved husband of Francesca for 59 cherished years. Loving father of Marianna Pollaccia and the late Salvatore. Proud Papa of Joel, Adam, and Erica Pollaccia. Dear brother of Pietrina and two brothers in Italy. Predeceased by siblings Lorenzo, Antonina, and Nintuzia. Visitation Sunday 3-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary Service at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. (Shelby Township), 54880 Van Dyke at 25 Mile Rd. Funeral Monday, in state 9:30 a.m. at St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church, 48115 Schoenherr (between 21 and 22 Mile Rds.) until time of Mass 10 a.m. Interment Christian Memorial Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at

PAGE MARTHA PAGE December 25, 2008. Age 83. Beloved wife of the late William. Loving mother of Jeannette. Dear sister of Betty (Frederick) Legg. In state Monday 10 a.m. until time of Funeral Service at 12 noon, at the Neely-Turowski Funeral Home, 30200 Five Mile (between Merriman and Middlebelt). Interment Roseland Park Cemetery.

PAINTER HENRY RALPH PAINTER HENRY PAINTER December 1, 2008, age 86 of Wayne. Beloved husband of the late Mary. Dear father of Ralph (Mary), Michael (Deloras), Philip (Carolyn), Daryl (Kathy), and Timmy (Debbie). Brother of Beulah Treadway and the late Tolbert, Kurtis, Billy, Jack, Margaret Massey and Anna Boyd. Also survived by 17 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren. Funeral Thursday 1 p.m. at the Uht Funeral Home, 35400 Glenwood Rd., Westland. Family will receive friends Wednesday 2-9 p.m. Please visit and sign a tribute at

PAINTER JULENTHA PAINTER JULENTHA M PAINTER JAY PAINTER Age 78, of Flat Rock, December 11, 2008. Beloved wife of Robert. Loving mother of Eric (Tammy) Painter, Karen (Brian Thompson) Hagan, and Linda (Bev Brennan) Painter. Dearest grandmother of Kristi (Steven) Hill and Robert Painter and great grandmother of Abigail Hill. Dear sister of Anne (Stan) Kuzniar, and Andrew (Angela) Frank. She was preceded in death by her parents, Steve and Mary Frank; her brothers Steve and Bobby Frank; and her sisters Elsie Stefanak and Marie Frank. The Funeral Service is Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. at Michigan Memorial Funeral Home (Next to Michigan Memorial Park), 30895 Huron River Dr., Huron Twp., (734) 783-2646. Visitation is Sunday, 5:00-9:00 p.m. and Monday, 12:00-9:00 p.m. Entombment at Michigan Memorial Park.

PAJAKOWSKI RUDY PAJAKOWSKI  Mr. PAJ PAJAKOWSKI Age 78. December 26, 2008. Beloved husband of Margaret (nee Pfeiffer). Loving Father of Karen (John) Hemmen, Lynn (Randy) Costa, Leslie (Joe) Garrisi, Joe (Tammy), and Mark (Kathy). Proud Grandfather of 14 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Visitation at the Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 8459 Hall Rd. (3 Blks E. of Van Dyke), Utica, Sunday 2-9 pm and Monday 2-9 pm with rosary 7 pm. Funeral Services Tuesday 11 am. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Family request donations to American Cancer Society. Please share a memory at Army Veteran Staff Sgt. Combat Engineer in the Korean War. Mr. Paj was a automotive instructor with Chippewa Valley High School for 18 years.

PALCO VICTORIA E PALCO VICTORIA PALCO 78 of Roseville, died on Sunday, December 28, 2008 in Roseville. Along with her husband, Mrs. Palco owned and operated Palco RV Service in Roseville. Beloved wife of George. Dear mother of Nick (Charlene) Palco. Dear sister of ten siblings. She was predeceased by three brothers. A Funeral Service will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home, 28499 Schoenherr, Warren. Burial will take place at Roseland Park Cemetery, Berkley. Visitation is noon until 9 p.m. Tuesday. Light a candle and share a memory at

PALING, STEVEN WILLIAM PALING JR STEVEN PALING JR age 34; resident of Roseville for 3 years, formerly of Lapeer; passed away December 16, 2008, at home. Born June 6, 1974, in Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Steven coached football a number of years ago at Davison High School in Lapeer. He also loved fishing, camping and hockey. He is survived by his wife, Keri Paling; son, Jonah Montgomery Paling; mother, Linda Caldwell; step-father, Leon Caldwell; parents-in-law, Joe and Dorothy Montgomery; and brother, Daniel Paling. Service Saturday, December 20, 10 a.m. at Kaul Funeral Home, 27830 Gratiot, Roseville, Michigan. Reverend Kevin Miles officiating. Visitation Friday, December 19, 2:30 to 9 p.m. Contributions to Make-A-Wish Foundation of Michigan, 230 Huron View Boulevard, Ann Arbor, MI 48103 appreciated. Share a memory with the family at

PALKOWSKI CATHERINE JUNE PALKOWSKI CATHERINE PALKOWSKI Age 80, December 15, 2008. Beloved mother of David (Sandy) Smith and Steven (Donna) Smith. Loving grandmother. Dear sister of Arlene Sparrow. Loving friend of Harold Bennett. Visitation Thursday 3 to 8 p.m. Funeral service Friday 11 a.m at Buehler Funeral Home, 26429 Gratiot, Roseville

PALLAZOLA MARK GERARD PALLAZOLA MARK PALLAZOLA December 20, 2008. Suddenly, age 41. Resident of Florida since 1991. Beloved son of Andrew, and the late Dorothy. Dear brother of Mary (William) Dowdy, Martha (Kevin) Webb, Monica (Kevin) King, Margaret, Joseph (Angie), and Hugh (Giovanna). Loving uncle of William, Jeremy, Kenneth, Steven, Christopher, Crystal, Brent, Vincent, Alexander and Mario. Also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service to be held at a later date.

PALM WILLIAM H PALM WILLIAM PALM December 14, 2008. Age 74. Dear father of Gregg (Yvonne) and Sean (Maria). Brother of Denise Potter (Marty). Uncle of Billy, Scott and Patrick. Funeral Service Thursday 12 noon at the A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Ave. at Vernier Rd., Grosse Pointe Woods. Visitation Wednesday 2-9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Michigan Anti-Cruelty Association, 13569 Joseph Campau, Detroit, MI 48212.

PANARETOS IRENE G PANARETOS IRENE PANARETOS Age 82 of Hartland, Michigan. Passed away December 1, 2008. Irene was born July 30,1926 to Gregory and Dora Elisavitis in Detroit, MI. Irene retired from J.L. Hudson's in 1984. She was also a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Howell. She is survived by her husband of 64 years, John Panaretos, her children Peter (Nancy) Panaretos and Theo Wilkinson, her grandchildren Dana Collins and Julie Panaretos, great-granddaughter Suzy Collins, and sister Grace Mitchel. A Christian Farewell will be held at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Howell on Thursday December 4, 2008 at 10 a.m. Family will receive friends at the church on Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. Interment will be on Friday 11:30 a.m. at Great Lakes National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, family suggests donations be made to the American Cancer Society. Please leave a Message of Comfort to Irene's family by calling 877-231-7900 or sign his guestbook at

PANSA ELAINE PANSA Our hearts are heavy, yet our souls are light that our dearly loved mother, wife, and dearest friend has left her earthly life. Elaine M. Pansa was called home Sunday, November 30, 2008. Celebratory memorial will be held in her honor at Kirk in The Hills, 1340 W. Long Lake Road, Bloomfield Hills, 10 a.m. Wednesday, December 3, 2008 A. J. Desmond & Sons, 248-362-2500 View obituary and share memories at

PANTTI MARGUERITE M PANTTI MARGUERITE PANTTI MISSY PANTTI  Born December 28, 1947 to Chuck and Kay Hunt, passed away December 13, 2008. She is survived by her husband of 32 years Hal M. Pantti; sisters, Terrie, Mary, and Caroline; two nieces and one nephew. Marguerite was a 1976 graduate of Western Michigan University. She was a member of Chi Omega Sorority. She was also a volunteer at Troy Beaumont Hospital for eighteen years. In accordance with her wishes, cremation has taken place. A private ceremony and burial will take place at Pine Grove Cemetery in Chatham, Michigan. Friends may send condolences or share a memory with the family at Wetherby Funeral Home 517.787.7511

PAPALEXIS MARY PAPALEXIS December 2, 2008 Age 73. Beloved wife of Speros. Dear mother of George (Denise), Nick, Jim (Angela) and Elaine Panagos (Bill). Loving yia yia of Speros George, Joseph, Christopher, Constantine, Speros, Mary, Maria Nicole, and Alexandra. Big yia yia of Isabella and Makayla. Dear sister of James Gramenos and Helen Coffin (James). Also survived by many nieces and nephews here and in Greece. Visitation Friday 2-9 p.m. with Trisagion Friday 7 p.m. at A. H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Ave. at Vernier Rd., Grosse Pointe Woods. In state Saturday 11:00 a.m. until time of funeral service 11:30 a.m. at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, 21800 Marter Rd., St. Clair Shores. Interment Cadillac Memorial Gardens East Cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be made to the church or American Cancer Society.

PAPKE PAUL A PAPKE  JR PAUL PAPKE JR Age 84 of Tinley Park, formerly of Rochester, MI and the Milwaukee, WI area passed away December 20, 2008. Loving husband of the late Shirley (nee Reckard). Survived by his son Paul "P.J." (Cindy) of Tinley Park, and daughter Joan Papke of Madison, WI; his sister Helen (late Howard) Gapinski of Rhinelander, WI; and brother Bob (Carolyn) Papke of Minneapolis, MN. Grandfather of Portia, Nathan, Christopher Papke; Carly Pfister and Indigo Papke. Mr. Papke was a World War II Veteran of the U.S. Army serving in the Pacific in the Americal (23rd) Division. He worked 30 years at Cutler Hammer and later Eton Corp. in Milwaukee where he retired in 1986. He was actively involved in planning and participating in his Bay View High School reunions over the years along with Golf and Bridge leagues. He enjoyed visits to his sister in northern Wisconsin and travels with his brother searching the family genealogy with trips out west and to Germany and Poland. He had many friends in Wisconsin, Michigan and Illinois that will miss his sense of humor and spirited discussions. Please forward any donations in Mr. Papke's name to the Ronald McDonald House Charities—Southeastern Michigan, Inc., 3911 Beaubien Boulevard, Detroit, MI 48201. Memorial Services will be on Saturday January 10, 2009 at the Wisconsin Memorial Park at 13235 W. Capitol Drive, Brookfield, WI 53005. Visitation is in the Chapel of Flowers from 2:00-3:00 p.m. with a 3:00 p.m. Service. For information call Heartland Memorial Center, 7151 183rd St., Tinley Park, IL at 708-444-2266

PARK BETTY JOAN PARK BETTY PARK of Lapeer, formerly of Hazel Park; died Thursday, December 4, 2008; age 78. Betty attended Hazel Park Schools, graduating in 1948. She married Larry C. Park, her high school sweetheart, on December 28, 1950 in Hazel Park. Larry and Betty chose to live and work in Hazel Park. Betty was a Hazel Park Schools bus driver for 10 years, retiring in 1991. Betty loved her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and served Him faithfully daily with Bible Study and by avoiding any limelight, her bottom line was to serve the Lord and service to others. Upon retirement, they moved to Lapeer, joining the families of their three youngest children, enjoying the Thumb Area. Surviving is her beloved husband Larry of Lapeer; dear children Mrs. Kitty (Philip) McMillen, Mr. Russ (Sandy) Park, Mrs. Micky (Ed) DeLange, Mr. Marty (Linda) Park, Mrs. Mindy (Kelly) Williams; 17 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; and brother-in-law Donald J. (Phyllis) Park; preceded in death by parents Mr. andMrs. Emmett Dunlap. Visitation 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday. Funeral Services Monday, December 8, 2008 11 a.m. at Muir Brothers Funeral Home, 1021 South Main, Lapeer (810) 664-8111. Rev. Maynard H. Belt officiating. Burial Christian Memorial Cultural Center, Rochester Hills. Memorials may be made to ALS of Michigan.

PARKER ROSIE LEE PARKER ROSIE PARKER Was born January 29, 1930 in Huntsville, Alabama to the late Henry and Mother Adline McCaulley. She departed this life on December 20, 2008. Rosie leaves to cherish her memory, two daughters, Rhonda Ellston, Gloria Conyers, and one son, Calvin Parker; one sister, Mrs. Ella Glisper (Fred), all of Detroit, MI; seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Services will be Saturday, December 27, 2008 at Greater Emmanuel Institutional COGIC, 19190 Schaefer Hwy., Detroit, MI. Family Hour 10 a.m. Funeral Services 11 a.m. Superintendent J. Drew Sheard, Officiating. Interment Grand Lawn Cemetery, Detroit, MI.

PAROS GEORGIA PAROS December 28, 2008, age 80. Beloved wife of the late Gust. Dearest mother of Tom, Jim, Taki, Nick and George. Visitation Tuesday 3-9 p.m. with Trisagion 7 p.m. at Chas. Verheyden Funeral Homes, Inc., 16300 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe. In state Wednesday 10 a.m. until time of service 10:30 a.m. at St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church, 24301 Greater Mack, St. Clair Shores.

PASCOE LENA E PASCOE LENA PASCOE of Sterling Heights; December 23, 2008; age 91. Loving wife of Edward J. Pascoe; beloved aunt of Thomas Liberator; dear friend Ela and Andy Gramek; also survived by several great nephews. Mrs. Pascoe was retired from the Chrysler Corporation. Funeral Mass will be Friday, December 26, 2008, 9:30 a.m. at St. Rene Goupil Catholic Church, 35955 Ryan Road, Sterling Heights. The family will receive friends at the church Friday 8:30 a.m. until time of Mass. Rite of Committal will follow at Resurrection Cemetery. Online guest book Arrangements by the Riverside Chapel, Simpson-Modetz Funeral Home, Waterford (248) 674-4181.

PASTRICK CYNTHIA J PASTRICK CYNTHIA PASTRICK Age 56. Beloved wife of Robert. Dear mother of Kim (Richard) Emmers, and Shannon (Brad) Carlson. Grandmother of Logan, Hunter, Zachary, Lucas, and Parker. Sister of Nancy (Ray) Kriss and the late Helene Lang. Visitation Thursday 4-8 p.m., and Friday 2-8 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. at Resurrection Funeral Home, 40800 Hayes, (S. of 18 Mile), and Saturday 8:30 a.m. until time of Mass 9:00 a.m. at St. Paul of Tarsus Catholic Community (Romeo Plank at Canal). Share memories at

PATAK ELEANOR PATAK ELLIE PATAK  Age 83, of Northville, passed away peacefully on December 14, 2008. She was born August 22, 1925 in Detroit to Frank and Rose (Ryktarsyk) Narkun. She graduated from St. Hedwig High School in 1944. Eleanor was united in marriage to Frank Patak on April 19, 1947; they spent 61 loving years together. She moved to Northville in 1978; she was previously from Southfield and Detroit. Ellie loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Often she would be seen at basketball games or PTA events actively supporting her family and friends. She was everybody's "Grandma". She enjoyed playing bingo and being a busy homemaker. Eleanor is survived by her beloved husband Frank Patak; her children, George Patak and Barbara Patak-Flis; her grandchildren, Sarah Patak, Megan Patak, Julie Flis, and Mary Flis; her sister Rosemary (Jerry) Komendera; her brother-in-law Ted Kaminsky; her sister-in-law Helen Woszczyna; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Dolores Kaminsky and her daughter-in-law Virginia Patak. Visitation will be held Wednesday from noon-6 p.m. with the Funeral Service at 6 p.m. at Casterline Funeral Home, Inc., 122 W. Dunlap, Northville. Kathryn Ling with Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church will officiate the service. Eleanor will be laid to rest at St. Hedwig Cemetery in Dearborn. Donations are suggested to The Capuchin Soup Kitchen, 1820 Mt. Elliott St., Detroit, MI 48207 or Detroit Goodfellows, PO Box 44444, Detroit, MI 48244-0444.

PATERSON JOSEPH J PATERSON JOSEPH PATERSON Age 71, died December 28, 2008. Beloved husband of Isabelle. Loving father of Diane (Mark) Tomlinson, Karen (David) Thomas, Andrea (Steve) Richards. Dear grandfather of Andrew Tomlinson, Joseph and Scot Thomas. Joseph was a Bagpiper and was pipe-major for 20 years with the Birmingham Chrysler Pipe Band. His fond love of Piping lead him to teach others the art of Piping. His other joy besides his family were trips back to Scotland. Services 11:00 a.m. Saturday at Sawyer-Fuller Funeral Home, 2125 W. 12 Mile Rd., Berkley (2 Blks. West of Woodward). Visitation 2-8 p.m. Friday. Memorials may be made to Michigan Humane Society and/or Hospice of Michigan. Share a memory at

PATTERSON WILLIAM JOHN PATTERSON WILLIAM PATTERSON Age 89 passed from this life on Sunday, December 14, 2008. William "Bill" was born May 26, 1919 in Detroit to the late John Patterson and Helen [Nelson] Patterson. Bill courageously volunteered and proudly served in the Navy during WW II. While enlisted, he married his loving wife of over 64 years, Margaret Ann (Mulholland) Patterson, on December 9, 1944. Mr. Patterson is survived by his wife, one son, Michigan State Senator Bruce Patterson and his wife, Phyllis, of Canton; three grandchildren; Justin Patterson his wife, Jessy (Earl) Patterson, and their daughter, Tannis Shay Patterson, of Saline; Denise (Patterson) Mettetal and her husband, Anthony "Tony" Mettetal of Portland, OR., and, Lauren Patterson and her Fiance, Mr. Jeff Winner, currently of Burlington, VT. Bill was preceded in death by his parents and brother John G. Patterson. Bill was a graduate of Cass Technical H. S., and of Ford Trade School, before becoming a Journeyman Tool & Die Maker. He prided himself on doing outstanding work and he played a role in early unmanned space satelite manufacture. In addition to his devotion to family and friends, Bill's passions in life were cars, American - made, particularly Ford Motor products, traveling throughout the United States on family vacations, cheering the Detroit Red Wings on to victory, and reading about the life and accomplishments of U. S. President Harry S. Truman, whom Bill credited with bringing him back Home safely from the Pacific Theater. Bill made many friends during his long, fulfilling life and he especially enjoyed those he made as a member of Beechwood Walking Club in Southfield. Bill's proudest Fraternal affiliations were as a 32nd Degree Mason and as a Shriner. The Family is planning a Memorial Service to celebrate Bill's life and details will be made known in the future. Arrangements by DAVID C. BROWN FUNERAL HOME, Belleville.

PAWLUK GEORGE PAWLUK December 20, 2008. Age 87, beloved husband of Raissa. Loving father of Nellie (Leonard) Nordstrom and Irene (Mike) Cowley. Dear Grandfather of Angela, Jenna and Karen. Visitation Fred Wood Funeral Home (Rice Chapel), 36100 Five Mile Road (One Mile West of Farmington Road), Monday 3-8 p.m. with a Rosary at 7:00 p.m. In state Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 26667 Joy Road, Dearborn Heights, Tuesday 10:30 a.m. until Mass at 11 a.m.

PEACH JANETTE E PEACH JANETTE PEACH Age 74, November 26, 2008. Dear mother of Kathy Dosta, Debra (Marlo) Dela Cruz, Derrall (Donna), Kenneth, JoAnn (Greg) Perez, and Scott (Renee'). Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of 11. Sister of Gladys Geistler and Edward Frank. Visitation Wednesday 2-8 p.m. Funeral Service Thursday 11:30 a.m. at John N. Santeiu and Son Funeral Home, 1139 Inkster (between Ford Rd. and Cherry Hill).

PEARL GAYLE FRANCES PEARL GAYLE PEARL Age 65, died on December 20 in San Francisco. Daughter of the late Morton and Frances Pearl of Detroit. Survived by husband Robert Slattery, brother David Pearl, and an extended family across the U.S. Gayle was a lifelong lover of live theater, opera, the symphony, and screwball-comedy films of the 1930s, as well as camping, especially in her beloved Yosemite National Park. A memorial service will be held in San Francisco on January 3.

PENLEY HERMAN K PENLEY HERMAN PENLEY of Davison, formerly of Ortonville and Madison Heights; went home to be with the Lord on December 29, 2008; at 78 years of age. Beloved husband of Barbara Joan Penley whom he married on November 15, 1952 in Pontiac; dear father of Deborah (Gene) Phipps formerly Lambert and Daniel Penley; grandfather of Julie (Ben) Green, Joshua Penley, Jim (Michelle) Lambert, Rachel (Sergio) Penley and Amanda Penley; brother of Gilbert Penley, Linda (Dave) Linn and the late Howard (Mary) Penley; also survived by four great grandchildren. Mr. Penley retired from Jones Laughlin Steel Corp - Warren in 1981 where he served as President of the United Steel Workers Local 1357 and went on to be the staff representative for the USW. He was a Deacon at First Baptist Church of Goodrich. Funeral Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, January 3, 2009 at Coats Village Funeral Home, Sherman-Wilk Chapel, 135 South St., Ortonville. Interment will follow at Ortonville Cemetery. Family willreceive friends on Friday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of Goodrich. Envelopes are available at the funeral home. To send a private condolence to the family go to and select Guestbook.

PENNINGTON ALICE G PENNINGTON ALICE PENNINGTON Age 88, December 29, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Edgar. Dear mother of Sylvia Smith. Grandmother of Steven (Kathy) Smith and Sarah Hinkle. Great-grandmother of John, Lauren and Eugene, Josh, Nathinol and Patrick. Sister of Mary Seymour and the late Blanche Carlu. Visitation Thursday 2-8 p.m. Funeral Service Friday 11:30 a.m. at the John N. Santeiu and Son Funeral Home, 1139 Inkster (between Ford Rd. and Cherry Hill).

PENNUCCI FRANK PENNUCCI Age 85, December 10, 2008. Beloved husband of 67 years to Josephine (nee Misuraca). Loving father of Dianne (Richard) Fabbiano, Mary Margaret (Dr. Kim) Keziarian, Geraldine and Katherine. Proud grandfather of Mary Jo (Mark) Calcaterra, Gina Fabbiano, Dr. Joelle (Ryan), McKenna Keziarian and Lindsay Keziarian; also two great grandchildren, Mark Anthony Calcaterra II and Isabella Mary Calcaterra. Dear brother of Louis. Visitation at the Sterling Heights Chapel of Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 13650 E. Fifteen Mile Road (at Schoenherr) Saturday 5-9 p.m. and Sunday 1-9 p.m. with Rosary 7 p.m. Funeral Monday at St. Isidore Catholic Church, 18201 23 Mile Road, (at Romeo Plank) In state 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass 10 a.m. Private Interment White Chapel Cemetery. Retired from Ford Motor after 41 years. Worked at Country Club of Detroit from his youth until 2005. In lieu of flowers, memorials to National Kidney Foundation, Monastery of St. Therese & Capuchins. Memories to be shared at

PERKINS, FLOYD P PERKINS FLOYD PERKINS born August 20, 1922; passed away November 23, 2008; of Milford. Beloved husband of Janet; loving father of Geoff and Mary Lou Landstrom; father-in-law of JoAnn Balbaugh Perkins; preceded in death by son, Floyd; grandfather of Kristin, Angie, Eric, Lesley, and Dale; great grandfather of seven; also survived by sister, Lois Fraleigh. A Memorial Service for family and friends will be announced. Please sign online guestbook at

PERLISS DONALD PERLISS Beloved husband of Tillie Perliss. Dear father of Mitchell (Elaine) Perliss and Randi (Philip) Sack. Dearest brother of Shirley (Saul) Lederer, Jean Anne (Allan) Gavern, Jocelyn (Sidney) Rochman, and the late Libby Fingard and the late Reva Klette. Loving grandfather of Lauren, Michael, and Kevin Sack and Joshua Perliss. Also remembered by many loving nieces, nephews, family members and friends. SERVICES SUNDAY 2 P.M. AT THE DORFMAN CHAPEL, FARMINGTON HILLS, 248-406-6000, or visit

PEPPER JUDITH A PEPPER JUDITH PEPPER Beloved wife of the Dr. Bernhard Pepper. Dear mother of Larry (Pamela) Pepper and Randolph (Dr. Laurie Jayne Toomajanian) Pepper. Loving grandmother of Jonathon, Dr. Matthew, and Meredith Peper. SERVICES SUNDAY 12 NOON AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020. INTERMENT BETH EL MEMORIAL PARK.  

PERREAULT DONNA PERREAULT Beloved wife of the late Arthur. Dearest mother of Lucy (Bill) Stubbings, Laura (Jerry) Gunther, and the late Elizabeth Marshall. Loving grandmother of seven, great-grandmother of eight. Sister of the late Otto Wandrie and the late Patricia VanHamme. Sister-in-law of Lois (Fred) Stilwell, Maurice Perreault, Mary (Bob) Bradley, Janet Drylie, Jim (Linda) Perreault, Mike Corneillus, Russ LaBelle, the late Joyce Corneillus, and the late Betty LaBelle. Memorial Services Saturday, January 17, 2009, 12 noon at Imlay City United Methodist Church, 210 N. Almont, Imlay City. Memorials to the United Hospice Residence of Imlay City.

PERRY DOUGLAS V PERRY DOUGLAS PERRY Age 78, of White Lake, December 13. 2008. Doug was an Army Veteran, retired insurance agent and a devoted family man. His hobby was his family. He is survived by his beloved wife Barbara and their three sons; Edward, Richard (Debra) and Thomas, as well as an adopted son David. Grandfather of five; Krissy (Ray) Hill, Cory (Jean), Cleta, Douglas Perry, and Sarah (Jason) Akins. Also survived by eight great-grandchildren; Tyler Perry, Raymond, Valerie, Amanda, Jordan Hill, Sydney Perry, Lindsey McRea and Isabel Perry. A Memorial Celebration of Doug's life will be held on Saturday, December 20, 2008, at the Pixley Funeral Home, 2904 Orchard Lake Rd., Keego Harbor 248-682-0200 from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Services begin at noon. Arrangements by Generations Funeral & Cremation Services.

PERSIA EILEEN JOHANNA PERSIA EILEEN PERSIA Age 94, Indian River and Fenton, died December 9, 2008. Beloved mother of Sharon and husband, the Honorable John J. McDonald of Farmington Hills, Christine and husband, Martin Covert of Fenton. Five grandchildren, Michael McDonald, Patrick "PJ" McDonald, Julie and husband, Jeff Wardlow, Kara Covert, and Kathryn "KC" Covert and three great-grandchildren, Sam, Joe and Sally also survive. Her husband, Vincent "Jim" Persia and 11 brothers and sisters preceded her in death. Funeral Mass 11 a.m. Saturday, December 13, 2008 at the chapel of St. John the Evangelist Church with Rev. Fr. David Harvey celebrant. Interment will follow at St. John Cemetery. Visitation 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at Sharp Funeral Homes, 1000 Silver Lake Rd., Fenton with Rosary at 6:30 p.m. Contributions to the Indian River Library or the St. John Scholarship Fund.

PETERMAN DONALD C PETERMAN DONALD PETERMAN Age 53, December 14, 2008. Loving father of Megan (Aaron) Alexander and Sara. Dearest son of Ruth (the late Robert). Brother of Cheryl (Neil) Endres and the late Gary (Connie). Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Donald was a proud member of the U.A.W. Visitation Wednesday 3-9 p.m. Funeral Thursday 10:30 a.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Entombment Cadillac Memorial Gardens East. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at

PETRO HELEN PETRO December 28, 2008. Age 90. Beloved wife of the late Stephen. Dear mother of Stephen J. (Pamela) and Sandra (Michael) Kaminga. Dear grandmother of Nori, Kenneth, Jillian, Steve, Amie, and the late Julie, and great-grandmother of Autumn, Claire, and Giselle. Visitation Monday 2-8 p.m. at the Dearborn Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 22546 Michigan Ave. Private Funeral Services Tuesday. Memorials suggested to Friends of the Dearborn Animal Shelter.

PETTIBONE VIRGINIA M PETTIBONE VIRGINIA PETTIBONE Age 95 of Rochester Hills, December 19, 2008. Loving wife of the late Raymond. Dear mother of Bruce (Kathleen) Pettibone and Mary (David) Gamble-Smith. Grandmother of Jay (Janis) Gamble and Kelly (John) Drummy. Step-grandmother of Amy Butler and Jennifer Rosasco. Great-grandmother of Jason and Tyler Drummy, Ryan, Chase and Adison Gamble. Step-great-grandmother of Tony and Joey Rosasco, Ethan and Megan Butler. Memorial Service Monday, December 22, 2008 at 11:30 a.m. at White Chapel Cemetery, Chapel of Flowers. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Michigan. Arrangements in the care of the Potere-Modetz Funeral Home, Rochester. Online guestbook

PETTKE VELMA J PETTKE VELMA PETTKE Age 95, December 18, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Frank. Loving mother of Karen Pettke and Gail (Ronald) Valentine. Proud grandmother of Amy (Steve) Konja. Beloved aunt of John (Nancy) Rosenburg and many other nieces and nephews. Visitation at the Sterling Heights Chapel of Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 13650 E. 15 Mile Rd. (at Schoenherr) Sunday 3-9 p.m. with 7 p.m. Prayers. Funeral Monday, in state 9:30 a.m. at St. Germaine Catholic Church, 28301 Little Mack, St. Clair Shores until time of Mass 10 a.m. Memorials may be made to the Capuchins. Memories to be shared at

PFEIFER JAMES D PFEIFER DDS JAMES PFEIFER DDS Age 75. December 13, 2008. Beloved husband of Mary Ann (nee Johnson). James is survived by his twin sister Nancy (William) Ennen and the late Judy (Jerry) Fraser. Dear brother-in-law of Patrick (Diane), Thomas (Barbara), Grace (Ron) Green, Norman (Carolyn), Trish (Ray) Taylor and Kathleen (Larry) LaTarte. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews. James was a life long member of the K of C and a life long member of the A.D.A. Visitation Wednesday 3-9 p.m. with evening Scripture Service at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Funeral Thursday, in state 9 a.m. at St. Michael Church, 40501 Hayes (btw 17 and 18 Mile Rds.) until time of Mass at 9:30 a.m. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at

PHELPS SR RUTH PHELPS IHM SR RUTH MERCILYN PHELPS IHM SR RUTH IHM SR PHELPS IHM Age 94. Died Friday, December 5, 2008. Survived by several nieces and nephews. Visitation Tuesday 2-7:30 p.m. at the I.H.M. Motherhouse Chapel in Monroe, MI, with Prayers at 3 p.m. and Funeral Services on Wednesday 10 a.m. Memorials to the I.H.M. Retirement Fund. Arrangements by the Rupp Funeral Home, (734) 241-9300.

PHILKA LAURA PHILKA Beloved wife of the late David Philka. Dear mother of Marshall (the late Barb) Philka and Jeffrey (Gabriele) Philka. Loving grandmother of Rachel, Matthew, Jordan, and Andrew Philka. Devoted sister of Marilyn (the late Larry) Crantz and the late Freida Daskal and the late Dorothy Zimmelman. Dearest aunt of Deborah (Dr. Barry) Wiss, Jackie (Dr. Mark) Kay, Melinda (Uri) Shemesh and David (Tamara) Crantz. Also survived by many other loving nieces, nephews, family members, and friends. SERVICES TODAY, 11 A.M. AT THE DORFMAN CHAPEL, FARMINGTON HILLS, (248) 406-6000. INTERMENT AT THE AARON MOSHE CEMETERY or visit

PHILLIPS DONALD PHILLIPS Age 78. Beloved husband of the late Marilyn. Loving father of Richard, Donald, Jr., Robert, Pamela Graham and the late James. Dear grandfather of Dawn Marie, Richard, Jr., Chrissy Marie and Holly Ann. Dear great grandfather of Jacob, Amanda and Katlyn. Also survived by many brothers and sisters. Visitation Thursday 3-9 p.m. with a 7:30 p.m. Service at Charles R. Step Funeral Home, 18425 Beech Daly (between 6-7 Mile). Interment Great Lakes National Cemetery.

PHILLIPS SUZANNE HOLZER PHILLIPS SUZANNE PHILLIPS Age 60, December 18, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Roy. Loving mother of Katie (Anthony) Sievert and Tara (Jeff) Nysen. Dear grandmother of Hunter Nysen. Sister of Mary (Dennis) McMaster. Aunt of Bobbie. Memorial service Saturday 7 p.m. at the A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Ave at Vernier Rd., Grosse Pointe Woods. Visitation Saturday 2-7 p.m. Memorials may be made to Michigan Humane Society, 30300 Telegraph, Ste 220, Bingham Farms, MI 48025.

PHIPPS SELVA JEAN PHIPPS SELVA PHIPPS Age 57. December 3, 2008, passed peacefully at home with family. Born in Buckhannon, West Virginia, resident of Brownstown Twp., MI. Beloved wife of Kenny. Dearest mother of David and Daniel. Dear grandmother of Burt and Tori. Loving sister of Jimmy Moore, Terry Moore, and Karolyn Moore. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral Service Monday, 11:00 a.m. at the Taylor Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 9800 S. Telegraph Road. Visitation Saturday 1-9 p.m. and Sunday 12-9 p.m. Memorials suggested to Salvation Army.

PIANOWSKI HELEN PIANOWSKI December 28, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Stanley. Predeceased in death by her parents, Joseph and Bernice (nee Bonarek) Matusik. Dearest sister of the late Sophie, Stanley, Casmir Matusik. Loving aunt of Gerald (Lee Ann), Rodney (Judy), Mark (Ruth Ann), Phillip (Diane) and the late Nancy (David). Beloved friend of Isabel Savage, Margaret Theut and Joanne Ygeal. Family will receive friends Tuesday 1-8 p.m. at Stanley Turowski Funeral Home, 25509 W. Warren (3 blocks E of Beech Daly), Dearborn Hts. In state Wednesday 9 a.m. at SS Peter and Paul Church until time of Mass at 9:30 a.m. Memorial donations to Laurel Park West Assisted Care Activities Dept., 38910 Six Mile Rd., Livonia, MI 48150.

PIAZZA IRENE PIAZZA November 25, 1934 - November 7, 2008. Painter, filmmaker, performer. Well known in the greater Detroit area. Will be remembered at the memorial at Gaelic League, 2062 Michigan Ave., Detroit on Friday at 5 p.m.

PICONE ROSE PICONE the wife of the late Antonio Picone retired Detroit Police Officer, died December 5, 2008. Visitation will be Tuesday, from 5-8 p.m., with a Vigil Service at 7:30 p.m. at the Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Braun Chapel, Brooklyn, Michigan. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, December 10, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Rita's Catholic Church. Memorial donation may be given to the Humane Society. Envelopes are available at Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Braun Chapel, 137 S. Main St., Brooklyn, Michigan.

PIERSON GERI PIERSON Age 71 of Taylor. December 3, 2008. Loving wife of Rich. Beloved mother of Julie (Glenn) Sawyer, Heather (Jerry) Maynard, Dennis (Cheryl) Hollingsworth, Richard Pierson Jr., Debbie Pierson, and Kelly (Brian) Stevenson. Sister of Louise (Thomas) Cini. Also survived by 8 grandchildren. Visitation Monday December 8, 2008 from 3-9 pm at the Taylor Chapel of Voran Funeral Home, 23750 Goddard Rd., (313) 291-1800. Rosary Monday 8:30 pm. Instate Tuesday 10:30 am with a 11:00 am Mass of Resurrection to follow at St. Constance Catholic Church. Obituary/Guest Book at:

PICKMAN GERTRUDE NAN PICKMAN GERTRUDE PICKMAN GERTRUDE Beloved wife of the late Jack Pickman. Dear mother of Joel (Lisa) Pickman, Linda (Leon) Pedell, Karen (Jerald) Jacknow, Marc (Serena) Pickman and Robert Pickman. Loving grandmother of Jack, Alexis, Alyson, Tracy, Anthony and Brittnee. Great grandmother of Ayana. PRIVATE SERVICES WERE HELD. ARRANGEMENTS BY THE DORFMAN CHAPEL, FARMINGTON HILLS, 248-406-6000 or visit:

PIEPSNEY DUSTIN JOSEPH PIEPSNEY DUSTIN PIEPSNEY Beloved son of William and Amy. Brother of Ashley. Grandson of Nancy and Steve Hubble, Nancy and Paul Edwards, Robert and Jan Piepsney and Robert and Tina Thomas and many aunts, uncles, and adoring cousins. In state Today 10 a.m. until funeral service 11 a.m. at St. Mattthew Lutheran Church, 5885 N. Venoy, Westland.

PIETERS EDWARD C PIETERS EDWARD PIETERS 66, of Yale, Monday December 8, 2008. Former owner of Mr. Ed's Variety Stores. Survived by his wife Marie; son and daughter-in-law, Jason and Tracy Gibson; siblings Richard and Theresa Pieters, Jimmy and Carla Pieters, and Tommy and Karen Pieters, Judy Dillardi; and deceased daughter and son-in-law, Rebecca Ann and Paul Wrobel (2007). Visitation Thursday 2-8 p.m. (Rosary devotions at 7:00 p.m.) and Friday 9:30 a.m. at Kaatz Funeral Directors, Yale. Mass 11 a.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Yale. Information and Guest Book

PIZER RUTH PIZER Died on December 7, 2008 at the age of 90. She was married to Larry Pizer for 63 years, until his death in 2003. She is the mother to Sandy Pizer and Anna (Dan) Robbins; grandmother to Margie Atler-Loskill, Michael (Cindy) Atler, Jessica and David (Dana) Robbins; and great-grandmother to Rachel, Amanda, Alyssa, Ally, Lexi, and Norah. She was sister to Laura Barr and the late Arthur Levitt. Ruth graduated Phi Beta Kappa from U of Penn and attended Uof M's Law School in 1939. She retired from Detroit Public Schools where she was both a librarian and reading specialist. Ruth's joys were her family and friends, bridge, gardening, music, sewing, entertaining, and politics. We all feel fortunate to have spent so many wonderful years with Grandma Ruth. At Ruth's request, there will no funeral.

PLANKO ELLA M PLANKO ELLA PLANKO December 4, 2008 of Macomb, formerly of Wayne. Beloved wife of the late John A. Dear mother of Ann (Richard) Kaczynski, John C. and Betty (Bud) Shewell. Sister of Julia, Verna, Isabelle and Mary. Eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Visiting Monday 2-9 p.m. with a Rosary at 7 p.m. and funeral service Tuesday 10 a.m. at the Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 34567 Michigan Ave., Wayne.

PLANTAS, SOPHIE J PLANTAS, SOPHIE PLANTAS.; age 92; of West Bloomfield; passed away December 11, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Charles; loving mother of Veronica (Harry) Sandison, Gloria (David) Shipley, Estelle Shipp and Kimberley (Larry) Becker; cherished grandmother of Angela (Daniel) Zawacki and Charles Maurer; great grandmother of Sophie Zawacki and Daniel Zawacki, III. Funeral Mass Tuesday, December 16, 11 a.m. (In State beginning at 10 a.m.) at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 9086 Hutchins Road, White Lake, MI. Visitation Monday, December 15 from 3 to 8 p.m. with a Rosary at 7 p.m. Memorials appreciated to Mercy Hospice, The Michigan Humane Society, and St. Patrick's Catholic Schools. To share an everlasting memorial please go to

PLATI SALVATOR J PLATI SALVATOR PLATI December 11, 2008. Age 89. Beloved husband of Rosalie. Dear father of Grace (Albert) Izzi, Joseph (Maureen), Frank (Lorraine), and Laurie (Christopher) Schnurer. Proud grandfather of 12. Great-grandfather of 19. Also remembered by his sister Rose Ferraro. Funeral Monday 11 a.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. (Shelby Township). Visitation Sunday 3-9 p.m. Rosary at 5 p.m. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at

PLUM THOMAS ARTHUR PLUM THOMAS PLUM Age 74, of Royal Oak. December 3, 2008. Loving husband of Marlene. Dear father of Thomas and Christopher. Grandfather of Ava and Claire. Father-in-law of Stacy. Administrator for Traveler's Insurance. Graduate of Cranbrook and University of Michigan. Avid tennis player, sailor and storyteller. Memorial Service Monday 11:00 a.m. at First Congregational Church of Royal Oak, 1314 Northwood Blvd., Royal Oak, MI (248) 288-4220. Memorials may be made to South Oakland Shelter.

PONCINI FRANCES SENOPOLE PONCINI FRANCES PONCINI Age 93, December 30, 2008. Dear wife of Lawrence. Dear mother of James (Barbara) Senopole, Frances (Bill) Pinkleton and Gerry (Tony) Wietecha. Sister of Pauline, Stella and Joseph. Also survived by 10 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Vistiation at Gendernalik Funeral Home, 35259 23 Mile Rd., New Baltimore, 2:30-8 p.m. Thursday, January 1, 2009. Rosary Thursday 7 p.m. In state at Immaculate Conception Church, 7051 Church Rd., Ira, Friday from 10:30 a.m. until time of Liturgy 11 am.

PODANY MILDRED CLARA PODANY MILDRED PODANY Age 96, November 17, 2008. Beloved wife of late Rudolph. Dear mother of the late Joan Wells. Grandmother of Robert Wells, Bill Wells and Kay Luzaich. Also survived by nine great grandchildren. Memorial Service Monday, December 15, 2008 10:30 a.m. First United Methodist Church of Birmingham.

POIRIER RITA D POIRIER RITA POIRIER age 93, December 10, 2008. Beloved mother of Shirley Rodriguez, Linda Stratz and "Joe" Harold (Lynn). Predeceased by her children Doris, Paul, Laura, Gary, Herbert, Ransom, Marvin and Eleanor. Grandmother of 33, great grandmother of 50. Great great grandmother of three. Sister of Shirley Bays, Eleanor Leroux and Harold Leroux. Visitation Friday 12-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m Rosary at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 Inkster (between Ford and Cherry Hill). In state Saturday 9:30 a.m. until a 10 a.m Mass at Saint Dunstan Catholic Church, 1515 Belton (2 blocks west of Inkster, 2 blocks south of Ford Rd.) Family suggests memorials to St. Dunstan Catholic Church.

POKORNY PAUL H POKORNY DDS PAUL POKORNY DDS December 6, 2008, age 55. Beloved husband of Rita for 32 years. Dear father of Donald (Marci) and Aaron (Monica). Loving grandfather of Michael, David, and Jack. Son of Patricia and the late Donald. Brother of Valerie Pokorny and Patrice DuFour Sullivan (Kevin). Son-in-law of Ann and the late Raymond Vart. Also survived by nieces, nephews, cousins, and many loving friends. Family will receive friends Wednesday 2-8 p.m. at A. J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Road (between Maple and Big Beaver). Funeral Service Thursday 10:30 a.m. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 37425 Woodward, Bloomfield Hills. View obituary and share memories at

POLISEI JEANNE EVELYN POLISEI JEANNE POLISEI Age 79 of Rochester Hills. December 23, 2008. Loving wife of the late Rocky. Dear mother of David J. (Chuck Brimmer) Robertson, James (Eileen) Robertson and Jeann (Mark) Delanoy. Grandmother of Andrew, Stuart and Emily. Memorial Service Saturday, December 27, 2008 at 12 Noon at the Potere-Modetz Funeral Home, 339 Walnut Blvd., Rochester. The family will receive friends Saturday 11:00 a.m. until time of service. Memorials to American Lung Association. Online guestbook:

POMAINVILLE GLORIA J POMAINVILLE GLORIA POMAINVILLE Age 70. December 4, 2008. Beloved daughter of Martha and the late Leo Pomainville. Dear sister of Mary Jo (James) Wasukanis, David Pomainville, and the late Lorraine Matthews. Loving aunt of Susan, Marti, Richie, Joseph, and Anne. Also survived by many loving friends. Visitation Sunday 5-9 p.m. and Monday 2-9 p.m. with an evening Vigil Service 7 p.m. at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12½ Mile). Gloria will lie in state Tuesday 10 a.m. at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church, 8200 Rolyat St. in Detroit, until the time of the Funeral Mass 10:30 a.m. Share memories at

POTAS MARY POTAS December 4, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Felix. Loving mother of Joseph (Marilyn), Felix (Judith), Zeno (Gladys), Mary Jane (Thomas) Jaskolski and the late Alexander. Also survived by 13 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Funeral Monday 9:30 a.m. from the chapel of the L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, 7707 Middlebelt Rd. (at Ann Arbor Trail). Family will receive visitors Sunday 2-9 p.m. Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at:

POWELL CHARLES LEE POWELL CHARLES POWELL Age 55, November 25, 2008. Beloved husband of Colleen. Loving father of Stephanie, Erin and Kelly. Dear grandfather of Braxton. Brother of Lynn (Ernie) Gazdag. A Memorial Service will be held Thursday, December 11, 2008 at 11 a.m. at Connection Church, 3855 Sheldon Rd., Canton. Please sign the online guestbook at

POWELL MARY ANN FORSTER POWELL MARY FORSTER POWELL MARY ANN POWELL MARY POWELL Age 88, died at home in Clearwater, FL, November 20, 2008. She was born January 11, 1920 in Baltimore, MD to William and Mary Graham. She was the youngest of two children, her brother William Graham died at age 89 in 2007. Mary Ann graduated from Randolf-Macon Womens College, Lynchburg, Virginia - 1937 to 1941. In 1943, Mary Ann married Marine CPT Malcom Smith, a graduate of West Point, class of 1943. Mac was a Marine P-47 pilot who was later shot down and died in Normandy, France during WWII. Mary Ann's first child by Mac Smith was Susan Smith, born February 29, 1944 and died a year and a half later in 1945. Two years later, Mary Ann moved to Mackinac Island in Northern Michigan, and later married Henry Forster in Detroit in 1949. Mary Ann had two children, Henry Forster III and William Forster, and adopted Henry Forster's two children, Sally Forster and Lynn Forster. Following the death of Henry Forster in 1972, Mary Ann married a long-time family friend, Bernie Powell. They lived in Clearwater, FL for the following 34 years. Mary Ann and Bernie Powell were involved in many philanthropic activities including Morton Plant Hospital and Morton Plant Child Care Center and Learning Center, Clearwater, Florida. Mary Ann was a member of St. Cecelia's Catholic Church, Clearwater, Florida. She is survived by her sons, William Forster and Henry Forster III, daughter, Lynn Roth, daughter-in-law, Vikki Forster, grandchild, Jeremy Forster, daughter-in-law Rita Forster, grandchild, Tracy Wadas, grandchild Whitney O'Neill and great-grandchild, Zachary Wadas. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Mary Graham, her first husband, Malcom Smith, her second husband, Henry Forster in 1972, her daughters, Susan Smith and Sally Forster O'Neill, her great-grandchild, Julie O'Neill, and her husband, Bernie Powell, August 22, 2008. Funeral service at St. Cecelia's Catholic Church, Clearwater, FL, December 6 at 12 noon. Burial Sylvan Abbey Memorial park, Clearwater, FL.

POWSER MICHAEL F POWSER MICHAEL POWSER Age 45. December 17, 2008. Dear son of Margaret Powser. Brother of Donna (Armando) Vela. Father of Melissa (Henry) Paniccia and Kelly Powser. Uncle of Michael Vela. Visitation Tuesday 4-7 p.m. at Buehler Funeral Home, 26429 Gratiot, Roseville.

PREBOLA ROBERT A PREBOLA ROBERT PREBOLA December 8, 2008. Beloved husband of Dolores M. Dear mother of David R. (Kitty), Donald J. (Donna), Jane M. (Charles) Brooks and Robert A. (Lee Ann). Brother of Patricia Scalzo, William , Gerald and the late Andrew. Also survived by 11 grandchildren. Resting at the L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, 7707 Middlebelt Rd. (at Ann Arbor Trail) Wednesday 1-9 p.m. Rosary Wednesday 7 p.m. In state Thursday 9:30 a.m. at St. Bernardine of Siena Catholic Church, 31463 Ann Arbor Trail (at Merriman Rd) until time of Mass at 10 a.m. Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at

PRESSEL HELEN W PRESSEL HELEN PRESSEL  Age 90. Passed away December 6th surrounded by her son's and daughter's love. Devoted wife of the late Earl L. Pressel for 65 years. Loving mother of Harry (Vall) Pressel, Ann (Dennis) Cleary, Bill (Ginny) Pressel, Tom (Kathy) Pressel, Rick (Lita) Pressel and Mary (Bill) Cline. Beloved grandmother to 18 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral Mass Tuesday 10 a.m. (in state 9:30 a.m.) at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church Farmington, Michigan Visitation Monday 2-8 p.m. (Scripture Service Monday 7 p.m.) at THAYER-ROCK FUNERAL HOME, 33603 Grand River Ave., downtown Farmington (1 blk. W. of Farmington Rd.). Memorial

PRESTON, RAYMOND E PRESTON RAYMOND PRESTON age 80; of Holly; died Friday, December 19, 2008, in Orlando, FL. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday, December 29, 2008, at St. Rita Catholic Church of Holly with Father David Blazek, Celebrant. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery, Holly with military honors under the auspices of Hulet-Bravender Post #5587 VFW and Amel Schwartz Post #149 American Legion. Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Dryer Funeral Home, Holly. Mr. Preston was born in Flint on November 8, 1928. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Army. He was retired from Fisher Body Grand Blanc and was a member of St. Rita Catholic Church. He had spent his winters in Clermont, FL, for the past 17 years. He is survived by two sons, David (Sharon) Preston of Holly and Craig (Diane) Preston of Grand Blanc; four grandchildren, Mark (Samantha) Preston, Christopher (Breanne) Preston, Natalie (Glenn Sapelak) Preston and Kyle Preston; three great grandchildren, Logan, Noah and Ethan. He was preceded in death by his wives, Mary Ann and Barbara (White). Memorial donations may be made to Village of Holly Fire Dept. or the Flint Bowman's Club.

PRETKO BETTY A PRETKO BETTY PRETKO  Age 77 of Taylor. December 13, 2008. Loving wife of Raymond. Beloved mother of Pat Pasco and the late Gerald Pretko. Dearest grandmother of Denise, Timothy, Daniel, and Serena. Dear sister of Jackie Hotchkiss and the late Gerald Hotchkiss. In state Wednesday December 17, 2008 at 9:30 a.m. with a 10 a.m. Mass of Resurrection to follow at St. Alfred Catholic Church. Visitation Monday 5-9 p.m. and Tuesday 4-9 p.m. at the Taylor Chapel of Voran Funeral Home, 23750 Goddard Rd. (313) 291-1800. Interment at Our Lady Hope Cemetery. Obituary/Guestbook at

PROIETTI, ANTONIO PROIETTI; age 81; of Milford; December 17, 2008. Beloved husband of the late Virginia (d.1996); dear father of Maria (Michael) Landis and Mario Proietti; loving grandfather of Matthew and Jason; also survived by many extended family members and dear friends. Funeral from St. Mary's Catholic Church, 1955 E. Commerce Road, Milford, Monday, 10 a.m. Father Ron Anderson to officiate. Burial Milford Memorial Cemetery. Friends may visit at Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors, 404 E. Liberty, Milford, Sunday, 2 to 8 p.m. For further information please call 248-684-6645 or visit

PRUSHINSKI THERESA MARIE PRUSHINSKI THERESA PRUSHINSKI Age 96 of Rochester. December 20, 2008. Loving wife of the late Edward. Dear mother of Jean (Leonard) Decker. Grandmother of Mary (Walter) Zdunek and the late Carolyn Decker. Great grandmother of Timothy, Justin, Brendan, and Colleen. Sister of Bernice Turek, Helen Grams and Jean Niemiec. Funeral Mass Saturday, December 27, 2008, 10 a.m with an in state time of 9:30 a.m. at St. Andrew Catholic Church, 1400 Inglewood, Rochester. The family will receive friends Friday 4-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary at the Potere-Modetz Funeral Home, 339 Walnut Blvd., Rochester. Interment St. Hedwig Cemetery. Suggested memorials to the Capuchins. Online guestbook

PRZESLICA HENRY W PRZESLICA HENRY PRZESLICA Age 82 of Mesa, Arizona passed away on December 14, 2008. He is survived by his wife Virginia (nee Nerring). Sons: Aaron Graves and Ken (Kris) Przeslica. Daughters: Jane Przeslica and her husband Rick. Grandson: Michael Przeslica. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday 20, 2008 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 Noon at Mariposa Gardens Funeral Home, 400 S. Power Road, Mesa, Arizona . In lieu of flowers, Donations may be made to the Arizona Cancer Center C/O Henry Przeslica University of Arizona Fund Box 245013 1515 North Campbell Ave. Tucson, AZ 85724.

PULTORAK JAN PULTORAK Age 86, December 20, 2008. Beloved husband of the late Margaret. Dear father of Donna (John) Duneske and Patty (Ken) Quattro. Grandfather of Jeff (Joy), Joel, Ryan and David. Great-grandfather of Kayla and Khloe. Brother of Mary (Chester) Merta, Frances (Barry) Creagh and John (Sue) Kwokaski. Visitation Monday 1-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 Inkster Rd. (between Ford Rd. and Cherry Hill). In state Tuesday 9:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. Mass at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 26123 McDonald (1 block south of Annapolis and west of Beech Daly).



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