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BIELAWA,FRANCES, May 2, 2000, age 77, of Allen Park. Dearest mother of Ann (Ray) Nowicki and Suzanne (Ray) Kwiecien. Grandmother of Jeffrey Nowicki, Christopher Nowicki, Thomas Nowicki, Janine Kwiecien, Madeline Kwiecien and Jillian Kwiecien. Dear sister of Joseph Nalepa, Eleanor Figiel, Rose Kowalski and Lillian Nalepa. Visitation Thursday 5-9, Friday 12-9, Rosary Friday 7 p.m. Prayers Saturday 9 a.m. John Molnar Funeral Home, 23700 West Rd., Brownstown. Mass Saturday 9:30 a.m. Our Lady of the Woods Catholic Church.
BIELMAN,JOHN D. "JACK" May 1, 2000, age 72, of Bloomfield Hills. Beloved husband of Anne M. Dear father of Patrick D. Brother of Margaret A. Chopp, Frank C. and the late Mary Frances D Ambrosio. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Visitation at St. Regis Church, 3695 Lincoln at Lahser Rds., Bloomfield Hills, Thursday 12:30 p.m. until Funeral Mass 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, family suggests memorials to the Rose Cancer Center for Leukemia Research, 3601 W. 13 Mile Rd., Royal Oak, MI 48073. Arrangements by A.J. Desmond & Sons, 248-549-0500.
BOBLE,RAYMOND A., Age 72. Beloved husband of the late Roberta. Dear father of Kathleen Furwa (Philip Kwiatkowski), Deborah (John Sniezek), Elizabeth (Michael Salenik), Susan (Paul) Stanley and Philip. Loving brother of Stella Dooley. Devoted grandfather of 17 and great-grandfather of six. Decorated WWII Veteran of The U.S. Navy. Visitation KROT FUNERAL HOME 2687 Caniff, Hamtramck, 313-365-5240 Thurs. 12-9pm Scripture service 7 pm
BREDENBERG,HAROLD ,of Pinellas Park, Florida, Formerly of Lapeer and Grosse Pointe Woods. Died May 1, 2000. Beloved husband of the late Catherine. Dear father of JoAnne Sharp of Gilroy, CA. Dear grandfather of Kimberly (Andrew) Budrow, James (Ruth) Sharp, Great grandfather of Christopher Sharp and Erin Budrow. Mr. Bredenberg owned and operated the B & B Tool & Die in Detroit. Funeral Services Friday May 5, 2000 at 11 am from Muir Brothers Funeral Home, Lapeer, 810-664-8111. Family will receive friends 5-9 pm Thursday. Memorials may be made to the Swedish Club.
BROWNE,WILLIAM F., SR. Age 80. Loving husband of Mary. Beloved father of Kathleen (George) Urban, Diane (Paul) Brouwer and William F. (Barbara) Browne, III. Dear brother of James and the late Victor and Margaret. Proud grandfather of Christopher, Michael and Patrick Browne, Paul W. Brouwer, Kelly Welsh and Christopher Urban. Dear great-grandfather of Matthew, Melanie, Seth, Austin, Auburn, Jared, Jacob and soon to arrive Baby Brouwer. Nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services Saturday 9 a.m. in the Harold W. Vick Funeral Home, 140 S. Main, Mt. Clemens and 9:30 a.m. in St. Peter Catholic Church. Burial Clinton Grove Cemetery, Clinton Twp. Visitation in the Funeral Home on Thursday from 2-9 p.m. and Friday from 1-9 p.m. with a Holy Rosary at 7 p.m. Family suggests contributions to The Hospices of Henry Ford-St. Joseph Team, Clinton Twp.
BROWN,STUART E., Age 80, of Warren. Beloved husband of Helen. Dearest father of Robert C. (Sue), Kathryn Janke and Anne Osen. Dear brother of Kenneth (Frances). 7 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. Visitation Friday 1-9 p.m. Lyle Elliott Funeral Home, 31730 Mound Rd., Warren and Saturday 9 a.m. until time of Mass 10 a.m. at St. Sylvester Catholic Church, Warren. Family suggests memorials to the Capuchins.
BURCH,JOHN J., May 2, 2000, age 73. Dear brother of James V. (Patricia) and David O. (Shirley). Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Funeral service Saturday 11 AM at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward (betw. 13-14 Mile). Family will receive friends Friday 4-8 p.m. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Memorial tributes: Goodwill Industries
CELLETTI,ROCCO J., Age 80, May 2, of Sterling Hgts. (formerly of Imlay City). Beloved husband of the late Dorothy. Dear father of Rocky Celletti, Jr., Leonard (Kathy) Celletti, and James Edward (Elaine) Heike. 7 grandchildren. 12 great-grandchildren. Brother of Mary Sindon, John Celletti and the late Andrew, Raymond and Nettie. Friends may call at Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 8459 Hall Rd. (3 blks. E. of Van Dyke) Utica from 5-9 p.m. Wednesday and 1-9 p.m. Thursday. Scripture service 7 p.m. Thursday. Mr. Celletti will lie in state on Friday at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 44633 Utica Rd., Utica from 11:30 a.m. until 12:00 noon time of Mass.
CHANEY,MARK, Age 47, of Moore, Oklahoma, passed away May 1, 2000. Born June 6, 1952 in Detroit, MI, to Daniel Raymond Chaney & Norma Lee Green Chaney. Mark enjoyed playing golf. He also enjoyed reading and listening to music. Mark was a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. He earned a degree in Geology and Education. Mark is survived by his parents, Daniel & Norma Chaney, of Moore; 2 brothers, Daniel Chaney of Huntington Woods, MI & Craig Chaney of Plano, TX. Services will be held Friday, May 5, 2000 at 11 a.m. at the John M. Ireland Funeral Home & Chapel, in Moore, Oklahoma, with Father Price Grimes officiating. Interment to follow in Dallas, Texas, at a later time.
CHERRO, JOSEPHINE A. May 2, 2000, age 90. Beloved wife of the late Angelo. Dearest sister of Vera Cussigh and Julia Bardelline. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and godchildren who loved her and knew her as "our beloved auntie Jo". Funeral Friday 10AM at Wujek- Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. , 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Visitation Wednesday 4-9PM and Thursday 1-9PM. Entombment Cadillac Memorial Gardens East Cemetery.
COHEN ,SARA ,Beloved wife of the late Samuel. Loving sister of Max (Mary) Gersh, Allen (Sandy) Gersh and Kay Feigelman. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Graveside services Thursday 12 Noon at Hebrew Memorial Park. Arrangements by Hebrew Memorial Chapel, (248) 543-1622
CONSTANTE, EILEEN M. Age 78. May 3, 2000. Beloved wife of Sam; Dear mother of Eileen Fandrick, Joan Weiss, Fred, Sam, Sandra, Joseph and Lisa Richardson. Grandmother of 8 and 3 great-grandchildren. Sister of Gerald and Michael Silversides. Visitation at Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 25450 Plymouth Rd. (W. of Telegraph) Redford, Friday 1-9 p.m. with Rosary at 3:00 p.m. In state at St. Suzanne Catholic Church, 19321 W. Chicago Saturday at 9 a.m. until time of funeral Mass at 10 a.m.
CORFIELD , WILLIAM ,Age 84 of Royal Oak. Beloved husband of Anamae. Dear father of Joanne (Joseph) Hawkins and Joyce Wiley and the late Richard Wiley. Dear brother of the late Horace. Loving grandfather of Ingrid Baranski, Kristin Clancy and Richard D. Wiley Jr. Loving great-grandfather of Mark Baranski and Patrick Clancy. Funeral services 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Luke s Episcopal Church, 540 W. Lewiston, Ferndale. Visitation Thursday 7-9 p.m. and Friday 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. at the Ashley-Scott Funeral Home, 340 E. Nine Mile ( blk. E. of John R) Hazel Park. Family suggests memorial donations to the church or Camp Oakland.
CZAPSKI ,VIRGINIA R. May 1, 2000. Beloved wife of the late Alexander. Dear mother of David and Jacqueline (David) Bulloch. Grandmother of David and Jessica. Funeral Friday 10 a.m. In state at St. Sylvester Church until time of Funeral Mass 10:30 a.m. Visitation Thursday 2-9 p.m. at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover at Common (12 Mile). Evening vigil Thursday 7 p.m.
DAMPHOUSSE,VICTOR R. May 3, 2000. Age 72, of Southgate. Loving father of Yvonne (John) Stoner, Maurice (Patricia), Dolores (Dale) Jager, Edgar, Marlene (Steven) Nelson and Annette (Scott) McDermott. Also survived by 12 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers and 3 sisters. Visitation Thursday 5:30-9 p.m., Friday 1-9 p.m. Vigil Service Friday 7 p.m. Prayers Saturday 9 a.m. John Molnar Funeral Home 14032 Northline Road, Southgate. Mass 9:30 a.m. St. Pius X Catholic Church.
DARRAGH, JEAN E., April 30, 2000. Beloved wife of the late Thomas. Loving mother of Susan (Robert), Michael (Tracy), Ken, Dan and Bill (JoAnn). Leaves nine grandchildren. Sister of Larry and Geraldine. Family requests donations to St. Jude. Funeral services Friday 9:30 a.m. from the Sajewski Funeral Home , 19111 W. Warren to Sts. Peter & Paul Church 10 a.m. Rosary Thursday 7 p.m. Visitation Wednesday 4-9, Thursday noon-9. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
EMBURY, MAUDE C. KENYON 94, April 29, 2000. Beloved wife of the late Joseph. Loving sister of the late Marion (Eugene, 1st Mayor of Southfield), Roxanne, Harry & Charles Kenyon. Dear Mother of Benjamin of Southfield, Elizabeth C. (Richard) Wilson of Gaylord, and Barbara (Arnold) Brewer of Washington. Grandmother of 8, great grandmother of 12. Retired from the Harms School in Detroit in 1971, D.A.R., Fort Pontchartrain Chapter. Visitation Fri. 5-9 and Sat. 10-12 at Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home, West Branch, MI. Funeral Sat. 1 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, West Branch. Memorials to Church of the Redeemer, 18140 Cornell Rd., Southfield MI 48075, Trinity Episcopal, 100 E. Houghton, W. Branch, MI 48661.
FEENEY, GRACE P., April 28, 2000. Age 84. Beloved wife of the late Edward. Dear mother of Michael, James (Mary Ellen) and Mary Grace (Steve). Loving grandmother of Elizabeth, Joe and John. A celebratory mass will be offered in Grace s honor at St. Bede s Catholic Church, located at 12 Mile and Southfield Road in Southfield on May 6 at 10:00 a.m. Donations may be made to Guest House of Lake Orion, Michigan.
FEINSTEIN ,MEYER ,Beloved husband of the late Belle. Loving father of Marlene (Arnold) Slutzky. Dear brother of Sadie (Julian) Espar and the late Ruth Lefton. Loving grandfather of Steven (Liz) Slutzky, Cheryl (Jim) Pauli and Eric (Wendy) Slutzky. Great-grandfather of Jason, Ethan and Jared. Services Friday 10 a.m. at Hebrew Memorial Chapel, (248) 543-1622 . Interment Hebrew Memorial Park.
FOURNIER, LAWRENCE R. Age 64 of Northville. Loving husband of Helen. Beloved father of Laurie (Arthur) Thompson, Monica (Anthony) Burkel, Glenn (Pam), Kent (Mary) and Don Ray Berrenger. Dear son of Thelma. Dear brother of Barbara Kaspzyk. Also survived by six grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral Friday 11 a.m. at Vermeulen Trust 100 Funeral Home, 46401 W. Ann Arbor Rd., Plymouth (3 mi. W. of I-275). Visitation Thursday 2-9. Interment Parkview. Memorials may be to Lawrence Fournier Memorial Fund.
FOX, BONNIE JO, age 50 . April 13, 2000. in Tucson AZ. memorial service Saturday May 6, 2000. at 2 p.m. at the Redford Elks 25934 W. 6 Mile Redford MI.,
HABER,LILLIAN MICHELSON Beloved wife of the late Horace J. Haber. Dear mother of Jonathan (Barbara) Haber and the late Michael H. Haber. Grandmother of Jody and Daniel Boorstein, Kim and Mark Goodman, Wendy and Douglas Hamburger, Matthew Haber and Jason Haber. Great grandmother of Adam and Mitchell Boorstein, Madison and Jami Goodman, Paige and Justin Hamburger. Sister of Alyce Rosenblatt. Services 10:30 Friday morning at the Ira Kaufman Chapel (248) 569-0020 . Interment Woodmere Cemetery, Detroit, Michigan.
HAGELTHORN,GUNNAR, Dear brother of Eric (Jane), Allan (Joan), Ursula Hagelthorn (the late Richard), Joyce Hagelthorn (the late Ben) and the late Ingrid Fowler. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Service Sat. 11 a.m. Dearborn Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 22546 Michigan Ave. Visitation after 2 p.m. Fri.
HANCOCK,MARY "PETE", Beloved wife of John W.; dear mother of seven. Cosmetologist for 30 years, departed this life on April 27, 2000, at home. Visitation Friday 9 a.m.-9 p.m. at Andrews & Hardy Funeral Home, 13841 Gratiot Ave., Detroit. Services Saturday, May 6, Wake 10 a.m. 11 a.m. funeral at Zion Chapel, C.O.C.H., 3000 24th St., Detroit.
HIGGINS,BRIAN L., April 28, 2000, age 43. Dear Son of Rosalie and the late Joseph Higgins. Dear Brother of John Higgins, Craig Higgins, Molly (Mark) Brooks, and Margaret (Thomas) Staudt. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to Capuchin Soup Kitchen.
JAGIELSKI , see MALIK DOROTHY VIRGINIA notice
JUOPPERI , ANNA RUTH Age 83 of Cadillac. Formerly of Dearborn Hgts. Beloved wife of George. Dear sister of Irma Kuschell. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral 11 a.m. Friday at the Dearborn Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 22546 Michigan Ave. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Wednesday and 1-5 and 7-9 Thursday. Burial at Roseland Park Cemetery.
KANGAS,ALICE M., May 2, 2000. Beloved sister of Norma (Eli) Becht & Harold (Ruth) Kangas. Also survived by numerous nieces & nephews. Memorial Service Saturday 10:00 AM at St. John Lutheran Church, 13542 Mercedes, Redford. Memorials to the Church are preferred. Arrangements by Thayer-Rock Funeral Home, Farmington. 248-474-4131
KANKA , see MALIK DOROTHY VIRGINIA notice
LAMBERTI, LOUIS G., age 65 May 2, 2000. Beloved husband of Annaliese (nee Carnaghi). Dearest father of Louis (Jeanie), Lisa (Joe) and Pauline (David) Dobson. Proud grandfather of Amanda, Analiese & David. Dear brother of Margaret (Albert) Smith & Donald (Omalene). Also survived by many brother in-laws, sister in-laws, nieces & nephews. Visitation Thurs. 4-9 p.m. Fri. 1-9 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons Inc. 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Rosary Fri. 7 p.m. Instate Sat. 9 a.m. at Holy Innocents Church 26100 Ridgemont Rd. Roseville until Mass 9:30 am. Interment Sacred Heart Cemtery in Roseville.
LEACH, DORIS O., May 2, 2000. Age 89. Of Troy, formerly of W. Bloomfield and South Boardman, Michigan. Loving wife of the late Howard Carleton Leach. Dear mother of Sharon. Beloved sister of Bernice Reay and the late Gladys Haggerty and Orvin Eggen. Long time member of Faith Lutheran Church, Troy and Sons of Norway. Funeral service Saturday 11 a.m. at A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home 2600 Crooks Rd. (betw. Maple & Big Beaver). Family will receive friends Friday 2-9 p.m. Interment Roseland Park Cemetery. Family suggest memorials to Beaumont Hospice or Michigan Cancer Foundation.
LEITH, ARTHUR W., Beloved husband of Mary. Loving father of Mark, and Susan Itsell. Grandfather of Steven, Brian, Mathew, Chelsie and Joshua. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral Thursday 11 a.m. at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, 21800 Marter Road. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Arrangements by Bagnasco-Tabbi Funeral Home .
LISIECKI,ANTHONY "TONY" May 2 ,2000. Born October 31, 1920. in Detroit. Age 79. Loving husband of Adele. Most cherished father of John (Rosemary) and Diane. Dear brother of Maria (Jan) Malek of Poland and the late Jozef brother-in-law of Maria. Special uncle of Mira Derengowska, and Renata Pietrzak. Godfather of Janet (Derengowski) Kardel. Dear uncle of many nieces and nephews. Wonderful friend and neighbor to many who will miss him dearly. Retired from Cadillac Motors - Clark St. after 46 years. Visitation Saturday 9:30 AM at S.S. Peter and Paul, Mass 10 AM. Interment St. Hedwig. Rosary Friday 7 PM. Visitation Thursday 5-9, Friday 12-9 PM at Sajewski Funeral Home, 19111 W. Warren.
MALIK, DOROTHY VIRGINIA God saw she was getting tired and a cure was not to be, so he put his arms around her and whispered come with me. Dorothy V. (nee Jagielski), age 86. April 30, 2000. Beloved wife of the late Dr. Edward A. Malik Sr. (1957). Devoted, loving Mom and Best Friend of Edward A. Malik II and her special girl, Brandy; daughters, Shirley (James) Callahan, Judy (Gary) Lowen, Dorothy (Bruno) Strzelewicz. Proud grandma of 13. Special great grandma of 10. Loving Mom Malik of Tim Kielselhorst, Ray Mueller, Charmaine (Zenon) Szymczak, and Dwight Clyne. Dear friend of Mary (Jim) Sowka and the late Ruth Kiley. Adopted grandma of Kendra, Mark (Nicky) and Jamie Szymczak. Loving daughter of the late Roman and Martha (Kanka) Jagielski. Dearest sister of the late Grace Jagielski, the late Roman (Ray) and the late Mary Gelsey. Dear sister-in-law of Verna Gelsey, Genevieve (late Percy) Hobbs, late Walter (Rose) Malik, late John (Clara) Malik. Dear aunt of Richard (Barbara), Robert, Diane Malik and Audrey (Richard) Moon. Loving cousin of Madge Feldmann, Rose Marie Burns. Also survived by many loving and treasured neighbors. Retired in 1978, J.L Hudson Co. (Eastland). Resting at Bagnasco Funeral Home, 25800 Harper, St. Clair Shores until Saturday 11:30 a.m. to St. Edmund Church at 12:30. Visiting Thursday and Friday 1-9 p.m. Rosary 7:30 Friday. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Officiating Fr. Robert Witkowski and Fr. Luke Stano. Arrangements entrusted to Sommers Funeral Home.
MARGALSKI,EDWARD J., April 29, 2000. Beloved Husband of the late Gertrude. Dear father of Gary. Brother of Cecilia Turner, Anthony and the late Stanley and William. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visitation Saturday 11am until 1pm Memorial Service at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home , 1139 Inkster Road (between Ford Road & Cherry Hill). Memorials to Karmanos Cancer Institute.
MARKEL,MARGOT, May 2, 2000, age 89. Dear Mother of Ellen Marie Tallman, Anton (Joan) Markel and Richard (Yolanda) Markel. Dear Grandmother of Tony, Christopher, Kimberly, Carissa and Adam. Dear Great-Grandmother of Stacey and Tony, Jr. Visitation Thursday 2-9pm (with an evening Rosary) at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. , 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Funeral Services Friday Morning. Interment Resurrection. For time and place of service please call Funeral Home at (810) 826-8550.
MILLS, DAVID T. ,Age 71. Beloved husband of Donalda. Dear father of Gregory (Irina), Yvonne Bozek and Keith (Lissa). Loving grandfather of Joe, Eddie, Carla, Jacob, and Brandon. Brother of Robert Mills. Comittal service 1:30 p.m. Thursday Cadillac Memorial Gardens East Cemetery, Clinton Twp. Arrangements by A.H. Peters Funeral HOme of Warren.
MONSOUR, BARBARA, Age 69. Wife of the late George. Dear mother of Mary Whitefoot, Christine White, Paul (Monica), Donna and the late Frank and Barbara (Mark) Scott. Grandmother of Rebecca, Melissa, Tanya, Justin, Devin and Brian. Visiting Friday 3-9 p.m. Rosary 7:30 p.m. Funeral Service Saturday 11 a.m. at Charles R. Step Funeral Home, 18425 Beech Daly (betw. 6-7 mile). Interment Mt. Hope.
NAPOLITANO, ELIZABETH of Ortonville. Age 68. May 2, 2000. Wife of the late Nicola. Beloved mother of Denice (James) Wise of Ortonville, Cynthia Mathiak of Canton and Joseph Boldiszar of Ortonville. Dear grandmother of Melanie Elletson, Heather Mathiak, Ryan Mathiak, Jessica Wise, Sean Wise, Alysa Boldiszar and Joseph Boldiszar. Dear great grandmother of Michael Gaffka. Also survived by three sisters and two brothers. Mrs. Napolitano was a member of the Elks Club and retired from GM Powertrain, Ypsilanti after 30 years of service. A funeral Mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. Friday from St. Annes Catholic Church, Ortonville. Rev. Fr. A. Frank Pollie officiating. Mrs. Napolitano will lie in state at the Sherman Wilk Funeral Home, 135 South St., Ortonville Thursday 5 till 9 PM where a Scripture service will be held at 7:30 PM. Memorial donations may be given to Cranbrook Hospice, envelopes avail. at funeral home.
NEWMAN,HARRY L. SR, Age 90. Died May 2, 2000. Formerly of Detroit, MI. Beloved husband of Winona. Loving father of Wendy (Phillip) Sameroff, Harry (dear friend, Shirley Kennedy) Newman Jr.. Proud grandfather of two and great grandfather of one. Brother of Herbert Newman. Mr Newman passed away in Las Vegas.
NICE, JACK, May 3, 2000. Beloved husband of the late Simone. Dear father of Robin Nice (Dennis Drury) and the late Jerry and Ronnie Nice. Grandfather of Nicole Nice. Brother of Dorothy Brown; also survived by many friends at Cherrywood Living Center. Funeral service Saturday 12 noon at A. J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home 2600 Crooks Rd. (betw. Maple & Big Beaver). Family will receive friends Friday 3-9 p.m.
OTT,NANCY G., (nee Dishman). May 3, 2000, of Rockwood. Beloved wife of Harold. Loving mother of Harold (Carol), Jr., James and Michele Yancey. Dearest grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of two. Sister of James (Betty) Dishman, Jerry (Linda) Dishman, Dorothy (Bernard) Sutter, Mary (Richard) Dievendorf and Pat (Don) McCabe. Funeral service Saturday 1 p.m. at The Ford Chapel of The Martenson Funeral Home, 23620 N. Huron River Dr. to St. Mary Catholic Church 1:30 p.m. Visitation Thursday 5-9 & Friday 12-9. Interment Michigan Memorial Park.
PRENDERGAST,JULIA A. Age 98. Beloved wife of the late Edward. Loving mother of Ruth (John) Jones, Joan (Jack) Proctor and Katherine Prainito. Sister of Sally Gogo. Also eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. In state Friday at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church from 9 a.m. until time of Mass at 9:30. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Bon Secours/Cottage Hospice would be appreciated. Arrangements by A.H. Peters Funeral Home, Grosse Pointe Woods.
PRIESKORN, LUCILE F. Age 88 of Brighton and Lake Orion. Beloved wife of the late George A. Dear mother of Gerald C. (Kay) and the late George W. Grandmother of Stephanie (Scott) Barrows, Stacy (Ron) Adams, Gerald G. (Jill) Prieskorn. Five great-grandchildren, Justin, Brandon, Zachary, Bailey, Caden; two sisters Mildred Ash, Ethel Eckles; and one sister-in-law Yvonne Ash also survive. Funeral service 11 a.m. Friday from St. George Lutheran Church, Brighton. The family will receive friends Thursday from 1:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Keehn Funeral Home, 706 West Main St., Brighton (810) 229-9871. Memorial contributions are suggested to St. George Lutheran Church or to the American Cancer Society.
ROBINSON, SHARON A. (nee Hylko) May 2. Dear Mother of Dawn (Kenneth) Kolusk and Michael. Daughter of Betty Hylko. Grandmother of Devon, Heather and Shelby. Sister of David and Benjamin Hylko. Fiancee of John McMullen. Visitation Friday 1 PM until 8 PM memorial service at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 Inkster Rd., (between Ford Rd. & Cherry Hill).
RUSTON,NORMA J., Age 66. May 3, 2000. Beloved wife of the late Edmund. Loving mother of Janice (Randy) Harvey, Elizabeth (Michael) Petrus, Kevin (Janice) Ruston, Christopher Ruston, Laura (Tom) Durkin and Amy (Alistair) Hattingh. Dear grandmother of 16. Also survived by two brothers and three sisters. Visitation Thursday 6-9 and Friday 6-9 at the Verheyden Funeral Home, 16300 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe Park. Funeral Saturday, 2 p.m. at Grosse Pointe Memorial Church, 16 Lakeshore, Grosse Pointe Farms. Memorials to Wayne State University Office of Development and Alumni Affairs, attention Marilyn Weiss, 5475 Woodward, Detroit, MI 48202 appreciated.
SHEDD, PAULINE M., Age 74. May 2, 2000. Beloved wife of Ray for 49 years. Loving mother of Lawrence (Linda), Cynthia (Roy) Shedd-Itami. Dearest grandmother of Ryan. Sister of Mary Krupka, John Kraw and Karl Kraw. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral service Friday 10:30 a.m. at McCabe Funeral Home 31950 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. Visitation Thursday 3-9 p.m. Memorials can be made to American Heart Association.
SMITH,DOUGLAS B., Age 40, May 2. Beloved husband of Lorrie and loving father of Bradley. Dear son of Ralph and Rebecca Smith and brother of Scott Smith. Son-in-law of Patricia and Verl Millbauer. Brother-in-law to Greg and Penny Scofield and uncle of Andy and Brent Scofield. Visitation Friday 4-9 p.m. at the Northrop-Sassaman Funeral Home, 19091 Northville Rd. (at 7 Mile) Northville. Services Saturday 11 a.m. in the Funeral Home. Memorial contributions to the American Heart Association would be appreciated.
SOLOMON,ARNOLD, Of Las Vegas, NV. formerly of Oak Park. A retired past principal of Pepper School for over 20 years. Beloved husband of Arlene Solomon. Dear father of Ben (Jeanette) Solomon, Peter Solomon and Rebecca Solomon. Grandfather of Jacob and Emily. Brother of Jerome (Shelly) Solomon and the late Josephine Lasky. Uncle of Debra (Ira) Saperstein. Arrangements by The Ira Kaufman Chapel 248-569-0020.
SULLIVAN , RHODA L. Age 45 of Dearborn. May 1, 2000. Beloved wife of William. Loving mother of Lauren, Michael and Eric. Cherished daughter of Helen and the late Edley Rogers. Dearest sister of Carolyn Kribs and Lois Macmillian. Visitation at Voran Funeral Home, 23701 Ford Rd. (E. of Telegraph) Dearborn, Wednesday 3-9 p.m., Thursday 1-9 p.m., Friday 10-11. Funeral Friday 11 a.m. til Noon.
TARASZKIEWICZ, LOUIS April 29, 2000. Beloved husband of the late Josephine. Dear father of Bernice Scherff, Michaline Lenceski and the late Joseph. Leaves five grandchildren, two great grandchildren, 3 sisters and 1 brother. Loving companion of Sophie Lenard. Visitation Saturday 9 a.m. at St. Christopher Church until time of Mass 10 a.m. For further info. call the Sajewski Funeral Home, 313-271-2500.
dncross4TOKARSKI,STANLEY April 30, 2000. Beloved husband of Frances. Daughter-in-law of Darlene. Brother of Leo Tokarski. Survived by four grandchildren, Kimberly, Timothy, Christopher, and Douglas; and one great grandchild Andrew. Funeral Friday 9 a.m. from St. Barbara Catholic Church, Dearborn until Mass at 9:30. Instate at the Lesney & Son Funeral Home, 13201 W. Warren, Dearborn on Thursday 3-9. Parish rosary Thursday 4 p.m. Entombment St. Hedwig Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers donations to St. Barbara Church & the American Cancer Society appreciated.
WAELCHLI, JOHN, Of Clinton Twp., formerly of Warren. Beloved husband of Marilyn (nee Ledwidge); dear father of John "Jay" (Marta), James and Steven (Malinda); beloved son of Audrey and the late John; dear brother of Joann (Larry) Walls and Diane (Dave) Murner and four grandchildren. Funeral Mass Friday 10 a.m. at St. Isidore Catholic Church, 18201 23 Mile Rd. Visitation at Murphy & Hauss Funeral Directors 47477 Romeo Plank Rd., Thursday 2-9 p.m. Rosary 7:30 p.m. Memorials to Arthritis Foundation or American Cancer Society.
WELLARD, GRACE M., May 2, 2000. Beloved wife of Walter. Dearest mother of George (Lynn) Henry and the late Larry Henry. Dear grandmother of George W. Henry. Sister of Doris Magel, Andrew St. John and the late Anne Miller, Dede Wilson and Shirley Blackmer. Funeral service Friday 10 a.m. from the Neely-Turowski Funeral Home, 30200 Five mile (betw. Middlebelt & Merriman). Visitation Thursday 12-9. Interment Grandlawn Cem.
WHITTAKER,NODIA, April 28, 2000. Loving mother of Florence King, Mildred (Clarence) Taylor, Millard (JoAnn) Whittaker. Also survived by 3 sisters, 2 brothers, 15 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, 7 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services Thursday, May 4, 11 a.m. at the Davison Missionary Baptist Church, 39 E. Dakota, Detroit. Arrangements by Wilson-Akins
WOOD,BARBARA K., (nee MacCormick). May 2, 2000, age 80, of Beverly Hills. Wife of the late Douglas J., M.D. Dear mother of Linda Kolody (Gary), Stephanie Ellwood (Robert A., M.D.), Richard D. (Linda Burchi-Wood) and James C. (Ziba). Also survived by 15 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral service Saturday 12 noon at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward (betw. 13-14 Mile). Family will receive friends Friday 4-8 p.m. Interment Spring Grove Cemetery, Northampton, MA. Memorial tributes: Alzheimer s Association.
YANASAK, CLEMENT F., May 2, 2000. Beloved husband of the late Thelma; dear father of Philip; loving friend of Nellie Jodts; great grandfather of Heather Marie and Brooke Lynne; brother of Mary Ark, Ann Richmond and Benjamin Yanasak. Funeral Friday Instate 10:30 am. at St. Malachy Church until time of Funeral Mass 11:00 am. Visitation Wednesday 5-9 pm. and Thursday 1-9 pm. at D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home 30009 Hoover at Common (12 Mi.). evening Vigil Thursday 7:00 pm.
ZECHMEISTER, LOUISE (Nee DiGuiseppe) Age 67. Beloved mother of Daniel (Deborah), Lawrence (Shelly), Nancy (Michael) Tandeski, Joseph (Theresa) and Stephanie (Andy) Dryer. Loving Grandmother of 10 and 3. Former wife of the late Steve. Dearest sister of Margaret, Louie, John and the late Charlie and Joe. Visitation Friday 2-9 p.m. Funeral Saturday 9 a.m. from Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. (SHELBY TOWNSHIP) 54880 Van Dyke at 25 Mile, to St. Mary Mystical Rose Catholic Church for Mass at 10 a.m. Interment Willow Grove Cemetery. Donations preferred to the St. Jude Children Research Hospital.
ZOBEL,LaFERNE LILLIAN 85, of Troy, born October 5, 1914 to John & Winifred Wieneke in Danville, IL, died April 26, 2000. Predeceased by son, John. Survived by son, Mike (Patty), Highland Park; daughter-in-law, Marylu, Auburn Hills; grandchildren, Peter (Gretchen) Zobel of Livonia, Claire (Fred) Harig of Hazel Park and Anne of Highland Park; great-grandchildren, Alix, Adrienne, Fiona, Evan; sisters-in-law, Edna Wieneke & Allene Wieneke. Mrs. Zobel was employed by A.G. Davis Gauge & Engineering Co. in Hazel Park for over 40 years, retiring when she was 82. A Memorial Mass of the Resurrection will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 6 at St. John Fisher Chapel, 3665 E. Walton, Auburn Hills. Memorials may be made to Mercy Cranbrook Hospice.