Our Obituaries

Blanche P. Farrar

June 23, 1928 - November 12, 2017

Blanche P. Farrar, of Sterling Heights, passed away on November 12, 2017, at the age of 89. Loving wife of the late Wilfred P. Farrar; beloved mother of Nancy (Eddie) Zaleski, Janet (Tim) Lakin, Joyce (Bill) Riopelle, Dr. Gerard (Chris) Farrar, Karen (George) Zak, and Kenneth Farrar; adored grandma of Kristina (Dr. M. Todd) French, Jonathan Lakin, Nicholas (Erin) Lakin, Brittany (Charles...
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Mary Nina Borowy

October 31, 1941 - November 11, 2017

Mary Nina Borowy, age 76, died November 11, 2017. Loving mother of Mark (Donna), Stephen (Andrea) and Anthony. Dearest grandmother of Jeffery, Faith, Kendall, Bayley, Zackary, and Jeremy. Dear sister of Ross (Jean) Ristagno and Margaret Ristagno. She is also survived by the father of her children, Leonard Borowy. Her family, especially her grandchildren, were most important to Mary. She...
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Daniel James O'Day

December 31, 1949 - November 8, 2017

Daniel James O'Day, age 67, died November 8, 2017. Beloved husband of Janet. Loving father of Jennifer O'Day and Timothy (Mallory) O'Day. Dearest grandfather "Papa" of Jayna, Patrick, and Dakota. Dear brother of Kathleen (Guy) O'Day, Bonnie (the late Peter) Scholko, Mary (John) Hinkle, Nancy (Steve) O'Day, Patty (Ernie) O'Day, Kevin (Debbie) O'Day, Tom (Patty) O'Day, and Julie (Mike) O'Day. ...
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Barbara Ann Birch

May 13, 1933 - November 7, 2017

Barbara Ann Birch, age 84, passed away on November 7, 2017. Beloved wife of William E. Birch for 67 years. Cherished mother of Craig (Christi) Birch, Sherry (Bob) LaMarre, Vicky (Larry) Yarbrough, William (Nancy) Birch Jr, Daniel (Sue) Birch and Julie (Tim) Kane. Dearest Grandma of 21, Great-Grandma of 22. Visitation on Thursday, November 9, 2017 from 4-8 pm. Funeral Service on Friday,...
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William A. Bechill III

June 22, 1949 - November 6, 2017

William A. Bechill III, age 68, ended his courageous fight on November 6, 2017 surrounded by his wife and children. He was born in Mt. Clemens, Michigan on June 22, 1949, the son of William A. Bechill Jr. and Jean (nee Kafka) Bechill. Bill graduated from Lakeview H.S. in St. Clair Shores, MI, where he played in the marching band. He joined the United States Air Force during Vietnam and was...
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Kaitlyn Ann Bell

April 30, 1986 - November 4, 2017

Kaitlyn A. Bell, age 31, died November 4, 2017. Beloved wife of Marcus. Loving daughter of Scott (Katy) Daniels and Kay (Larry) Klafehn. Dear sister of Kenton (Jenni) Daniels. Dear granddaughter of Keith (Fran) Klafehn. Loving aunt of Elijah Daniels. Visitation Friday 3-9 pm at Resurrection Funeral Home, 40800 Hayes, Clinton Township. A committal service will take place Saturday at 9 am at...
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Susan Marie Graczyk

July 26, 1959 - November 3, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Resurrection Funeral Home, Clinton Township, MI.
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Maureen S. Virgin

November 14, 1964 - November 2, 2017

Maureen Sharon Virgin, age 52, died November 2, 2017. Dear wife of Michael Hogan. Loving mother of Amber (David) Moser of Tennessee and Samantha Hogan. Dearest grandmother of seven. Loving daughter of "Yvette" Claudette Bliss and the late Bernard (Tess) Virgin. Dear sister of Michelle (Jeff) Ponton of Texas, Margaret "Peggy" (Mark) Meeker of Iowa, Marlene Virgin, the late Martin Virgin,...
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Iva Irene Tabor

June 18, 1928 - October 27, 2017

Iva Irene Tabor, age 89, died Friday, October 27, 2017 at Gladwin Nursing and Rehab of Gladwin, Michigan. She was born June 18, 1928 to Alice Venna (nee Bonham) and Carl W. Dunavant. She married Wilmer "Clifford" Lewis Tabor on September 8, 1945 in Itman, West Virginia. Iva worked and retired from Chrysler Sterling Stamping Plant in Sterling Heights, Michigan. She enjoyed crossword puzzles...
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Patricia Wargo

June 24, 1937 - October 24, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Resurrection Funeral Home, Clinton Township, MI.
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Raymond Ernest Beeman

February 20, 1939 - October 20, 2017

Raymond "Ray" Beeman, Born at home in Little Rock, Mississippi on February 20, 1939 to John Ivy Beeman and Ora Rhodes. His older siblings include Gelora, Maggie, Faye and Randolph. Younger siblings include Larry and Joan.Ray grew up on a small farm in Mississippi. At age 17, after graduating from high school and helping his father put in the cotton crop, he came to "Michigan to seek his...
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Joanne Ellen Smith

September 6, 1931 - October 19, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Resurrection Funeral Home, Clinton Township, MI.
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Lora L. Hillman

July 1, 1931 - October 12, 2017

Lora L. Hillman, age 86, died October 12, 2017. Beloved mother of Glenn (the late Betty) Moses, Charlotte (Terry) Miller, Michael (Donna) Moses, and Frank Hillman. Loving grandmother of Glenn "Eddie" Moses Jr., Donnie (Rene) Moses, Michael (Tiffany) Moses, Vicki Brooks, John Miller, Terry "T.J." Miller Jr., Michelle (Jim) Nuechtelein, Marianne (Brandon) Hill, and Jared...
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Steven Charles Troia

December 21, 1955 - October 2, 2017

Steven C. Troia, age 61, died October 2, 2017. Beloved fiancé of Karen Goddard. He is survived by dearly loved family members; two nieces, aunts, uncles, cousins, and cherished friends. Steven was predeceased by his father Charles; his mother Barbara (Owen Chalmers); and his brother Jeff. He was a huge NASCAR and baseball fan. Visitation Friday 3-8 pm at Resurrection Funeral Home, 40800...
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Louis Paul Smoter

September 15, 1927 - September 27, 2017

Louis "Louie" Smoter, age 90, passed away September 27, 2017. Cherished husband of Esther (Duranczyk) Smoter for 63 years. Beloved father of Karen (Gary) Cirillo, Robert Smoter and Mark Smoter. Grandfather of Jason (Michelle) Cirillo, Brandon Cirillo, Emily (Craig) Reller and Michael Smoter. Louie was retired from Chrysler after 44 years of employment. Services are private. Memorial donations may...
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Elfriede Anna Juska

October 26, 1926 - September 22, 2017

Elfriede Juska, age 90, passed away on September 22, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Petras Juska for 64 years. Dear Mother of Peter (Jennifer) Juska and Klaus (Angella) Juska. Cherished Oma of Jennifer (Benjamin), Claudette (Dennis) and Paul; great grandmother of Andrew, Alexander, Demetrios and Margarita Chloe.Visitation is on Monday September 25, 2017, from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 pm at...
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Robert Raymond Liss

September 27, 1964 - September 15, 2017

Robert Raymond Liss, age 52, passed away September 15, 2017. Beloved husband of Rhonda Varner-Liss. Loving father of Crystal (Justin) DeGrandchamp and Ashley (fiancé Josh Feliciano) Liss. Dearest grandfather of Mya Feliciano. Dear son of Robert D. and Rosemary Liss. Brother of John Liss. Godson of Raymond Liss and the late Gloria Kawecki. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and...
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Marguerite Elizabeth WARD

March 29, 1925 - September 14, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Resurrection Funeral Home, Clinton Township, MI.
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Delphine Helen Gawrychowski

July 31, 1936 - September 9, 2017

Delphine Helen Gawrychowski, 81 of Sterling Heights passed away on Saturday September 9, 2017. Born on July 31, 1936 in Detroit to Joseph and Eleanor Kryza. Wife for 56 years to the late Edward Gawrychowski.Survived by her son Thomas Gawrychowski, Grandchildren; John, Jamie and Amber, Great-Grandchildren; Alondra, Christopher, Shauna, Edward, Benjamin, Delphine and many nieces and nephews. ...
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Gertrudes Atienza

October 4, 1932 - September 7, 2017

Gertrudes Atienza, age 84, of Roseville, Michigan, passed away on September 7, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Laurenano Atienza. Loving mother of Myla (Robert) Lee and Edwin (Nancy) Atienza. Dearest Lala to Bryannna, Jonathan, Freedom, Madison, and El Auria. Dear sister of Purificacion I. Branch and Cecilia I. Santos. Gertrudes was preceded in death by her father Anastacio Isip, mother...
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Frank Joseph Gasser

April 26, 1932 - September 6, 2017

Frank Joseph Gasser, of Fraser, passed away on September 6, 2017, at the age of 85. Beloved husband of the late Geraldine; dear father of Frank (Karen) Gasser, and the late Geralyn (the late Kenneth) Collins; proud grandfather of Shane and Ryan Collins, and Garrett Gasser; brother of George Gasser, Barbara Allen, and the late Peter Gasser; uncle to George Gasser and Ronald Dobrzynski.Frank was...
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Carol Rae Pawlak

January 6, 1957 - September 3, 2017

Carol Rae Pawlak, 60, of Warren Michigan passed away on Sunday September 3, 2017. Born on January 6, 1957 to Jack and Rose Lindsay in Davison Michigan. Wife of 27 years to Lawrence Pawlak.Survived by husband Lawrence Pawlak, son Anthony Crechiolo and daughter Julie Pawlak. Also survived by parents, Jack and Rose Lindsay, sister Pam (Bill) Lee, brother Ray (Nancy) Lindsay, in- laws Mike Pawlak,...
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David Le

February 26, 1968 - August 31, 2017

David Le (Luong The Le), age 49, died August 31, 2017. He is survived by many members of the Le Family. Visitation Tuesday, September 5, 2017 from 3-9 pm at Resurrection Funeral Home, 40800 Hayes Rd., Clinton Township, Michigan. Additional visitation and services Wednesday, September 6, 2017 from 10 am until 12:30 pm at the funeral home. Cremation will follow at Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton...
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Grace M. Bellew

February 24, 1926 - August 30, 2017

Grace M. Bellew, age 91, died August 30, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Clayton. Loving mother of Patricia (William) Kannon, Roger (Vanessa) Bellew, Dean Bellew, Rita (Dennis) Korby, Gay (Jim) Brophy, Keith (Gale) Bellew, and Scott (Darla) Bellew. Dearest grandmother of 27; great-grandmother of 32; and great-great-grandmothter of eight. Grace was predeceased by her grandchildren Deena Bellew...
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Jack Lacey

April 27, 1935 - August 28, 2017

Reverend Jack Lacey, age 82, passed away August 28, 2017. He is survived by his daughter Elizabeth (James) Fish; grandchildren Zachary and Sydney Fish; and sisters-in-law Rosemary and Carmella Lacey. Jack was predeceased by his wife of 37 years, Doris and brothers Art, Tom, Bill, Jimmy, Richard, Bob, and Mickey. Jack was a dedicated Pastor of Advent Lutheran Church in Eastpointe, Michigan for...
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Karen Marie Byington

September 20, 1952 - August 23, 2017

Karen Marie Byington, age 64, passed away on August 23, 2017. She is survived by her loving children Jennifer (Jim) Lambert, Jeremy Byington and Matthew (Sarah) Byington. She was a proud Grandmother to Samantha, Emily and Joey. She is also survived by her siblings Rick (Raylene) Augugliaro, Kathy (Gary) Leads and David Augugliaro. Karen leaves behind many loving nieces, nephews and cousins. She...
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John V. Kessler

May 24, 1925 - August 22, 2017

John Valentine Kessler, age 92, passed away August 22, 2017. He is survived by his daughter Ellen (James) McNally. John was predeceased by his wife Agnes DiLaura, son Eric Kessler and sisters Virginia (Charles) McDevitt, Katherine (Norbert) DeMars, Lucille (Richard) Howe and Delores (John) Sielicki. John was born in Toledo, Ohio and was the only son of Valentine and Pearl Kessler. He was a World...
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David William Gillespie

October 28, 1961 - August 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Resurrection Funeral Home, Clinton Township, MI.
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Esther Margaret Gartner

September 16, 1923 - August 17, 2017

Esther M. Gartner (nee Tabar), age 93, died August 18, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Victor. Dear sister of Ralph (the late Mamie) Tabar, the late Irene (the late Howard) Hool, the late Lon (the late Dorothy) Tabar, Harold (Theresa) Tabar. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. She played the organ as a young girl at the Owendale Lutheran Church which later closed and combined with...
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Katie Olszewski

October 28, 1920 - August 14, 2017

Katie Olszewski, age 96, died August 14, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Leon. Loving mother of Michael S. (Judith), Anne (Michael) McMahen, and Kathleen (William) Kreft. Dearest grandmother of Michael (Justine) Olszewski Jr., Michelle (Matthew) Ulewicz, and Bryan (Amber Kay) McMahen. Dear great-grandmother of seven. Sister of Steven Sas. She was predeceased by six siblings. Visitation...
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William Joseph Edens

December 21, 1955 - August 8, 2017

William Joseph Edens, age 61, passed away on August 8, 2017. He is survived by his wife Bonnie of 43 years. Loving father of Samuel (Lisa), Andy and Melissa. Proud grandfather of Alexander, Madison, Morgan, Andrew, Ronald, and Dillon. Dearest brother of Johnny (Teresa), the late James, the late Jacquelin and the late Charles. He was predeceased by his parents Charles and Edna Edens. William was a...
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Elaine A. Meyer

April 7, 1930 - August 4, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Resurrection Funeral Home, Clinton Township, MI.
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Joseph E. Mijewski

September 14, 1926 - July 30, 2017

Joseph E. Mijewski, age 90, died July 30, 2017. Beloved husband of Frances Marion for 67 years. Loving father of Kathy (Carl) Wysocki, the late James, David, Ronald (Scott), Mark, Mary Jo (Rick) Mahan, and Beverly (David) Fischer. Dearest grandfather of eight and great-grandfather of four. Dear brother of the late Bernie (the late Thomas) Sloan. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. ...
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Richard S. Zaremba

July 30, 1934 - July 28, 2017

Richard S. Zaremba, 82 passed away on July 28, 2017. Born on July 30, 1934 to Sigismund and Josephine (Wisniewski) Zaremba.Survived by wife Janice (Dorosz) Zaremba. Daughters; Denise (Ronald) Ross and Michelle (William) Gulu, and stepdaughter Cheryl (Chuck) Dinkins. Grandchildren; Marcie (Daniel) VanDenBrouck, Kenneth (Lisa) Ross, Heather (Matthew) Gulu and Richard Gulu. Great Grandchildren;...
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Bonnie Lee Zaffuto

November 9, 1950 - July 27, 2017

Bonnie Lee Zaffuto, of Clinton Twp., passed away on July 27, 2017 at 66 years of age. Beloved wife of the late Lawrence; adored mother of Joseph Mazzola, and Donna Jennifer (Christopher) Mason ;proud grandma of Alex, Dimitri, and Christopher II; dear sister of Richard, Bryan (Cindy), Marie, and James. Bonnie was predeceased by her parents Richard and Donna Currier, and her brothers Melvin,...
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Geneva G. Baker

September 20, 1919 - July 27, 2017

Geneva Baker passed away July 27, 2017. Survived by her children Juanita Louise (Roy) Rathka and Larry Joel Baker. Also survived by grandchildren Michael William (April) Speelman, Sandra Louise (Robert) Edwards and great-granddaughters: Jamie Lynn Hackett, Samantha Rose Speelman and Victoria Louise Edwards.Preceded in death by her husband of 61 years Walter Melvin Baker, brother Ansel...
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Arlene Jeanne Crell

January 9, 1938 - July 25, 2017

Arlene Jeanne Crell, of Warren, passed away on July 25, 2017, just one day shy of the seven months since her husband passed; love that strong cannot be kept apart for long.Beloved wife of 51 years to the late Bob; cherished mother of Bob and David (Margaret); proud grandmother of Emma and Ryan; aunt of Brian Troutman and Denise (Kevin) Kildea; great-aunt of Kathryn and Sean Kildea; sister -in...
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Lucille Ruth Barbour

December 16, 1924 - July 24, 2017

Lucille Ruth (Zelinski) Barbour passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on July 24, 2017.Lucille was born on December 16, 1924 in Detroit, Michigan to parents William Zelinski and Anna (Soldatek) Zelinski-Eland. She attended St. Dominic Grade School and graduated from Holy Rosary High School in June 1942.Beloved wife of the late John (Jack) I. Barbour. Married for 45 years, together...
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Robert Kudla

August 22, 1946 - July 23, 2017

Robert Kudla, of Washington Twp., MI, passed away on July 23, 2017, at 70 years of age. Beloved father of Kim (Thomas) Gentz, Kandi Kudla, Kelli (Scott) Kulinski; proud grandfather of Kristofer Kudla, Brooke Gentz, Katelyn Kulinski, Kori Kudla, and Blake Gentz. Robert is also survived by his brothers Daniel Kudla Stanley (the late Susan) Kudla; and nephews Darin, Danny, and Dion Kudla. Robert...
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Norma June Pemberton

August 16, 1926 - July 21, 2017

Norma June Pemberton, age 90, died July 21, 2017. Beloved wife of the late George C. Pemberton. Loving mother of Carolyn (the late Henry) Esposito, Linda (Kenneth) Jacoby, Patricia Brunke, and Connie Jo (David Bobcean) Pemberton. Dearest grandmother of Wendy (Chad) Zepeda, Katrina (Steven) Edberg, Susan (Shannon) Daffron, Heather (John Kovach) Jacoby, and Kenneth C. (Stacey) Jacoby. Dear...
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Mary Emily Zambelli

January 15, 1933 - July 20, 2017

Mary Emily Zambelli (O'Brien), age 84, passed away Thursday, July 20, 2017 at her home in Clinton Township.Beloved wife of the late Bill. Loving mother of Carol (Randy), Tony (Renee), Bill (Marie), and Jan. Dearest grandmother of Anna, Alexandria, Robert and Billy Zambelli. Dear sister of John (Joan) O'Brien, the late Frank (Marion) O'Brien, and the late Barbara Harrison. Sister-in...
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Arlene A. Schroeder

April 24, 1933 - July 16, 2017

Arlene A. Schroeder, age 84, died July 16, 2017. Loving mother of Timothy (Jennye), David (Nancy), and Andrew (Teri). Dearest grandmother of Erica (Jason) Kreucher, Gabe Schroeder, and Emery Schroeder. Dear great-grandmother of Emma, Lila, and Matthew. She was predeceased by her parents Walter and Mildred Keller and her sisters Lillian Joseph and Eleanor C. Perry. She was a member of Unity...
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Dale Roger Benton

November 26, 1936 - July 12, 2017

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Teresa Kaye Fiore

November 1, 1953 - July 11, 2017

Teresa Kaye Fiore, age 63 passed away July 11, 2017. She is survived by her loving daughters Angela (Jamee), Diana (Wes), Nikki (Jeremy); cherished grandchildren Caden, Ava, Logan, Adrianna, Gavin, Isabella and Jenna. Mother Barbara Smith, sisters Debra Jo, Sharon (Michael), Kathy, Renee and brother in law Steve. She was predeceased by her father Olan Smith and sister Vicky. She was a devoted and...
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John Bruci

June 14, 1927 - July 11, 2017

John Louis Bruci, age 90, died July 11, 2017. Beloved husband of the late Veronica. Loving father of Arlene (Keith) Van Loo, David, Paul. Dearest grandfather of Paul, Patrick, Heather, Danielle and Steven and sister in law Stella Bruci. Preceded in death by sons: Steven, Ronald and Don, brothers; Joe (Retha) and Louis, sisters; Sophie ( Pete) Mertes, Anne Hojnacki, and Mary (Joe) Klobucar...
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Marjorie E. Troe

May 30, 1930 - July 7, 2017

Marjorie E. Troe, age 87, died July 7, 2017. Beloved wife of the late James C. Loving mother of the late Patricia (the late Terry) Warwick, Michele (Dennis) Weyburne, Beth (the late David) George, Christine (Matthew) VanderLinden, and Susan (fiancé Robert Kobylski) Eckert. Dearest grandmother of 13 and great-grandmother of 21. Dear sister of the late Betty Jane (the late Rilla Pritchard)...
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Carla M. Rudorf

October 8, 1937 - July 6, 2017

Carla Maria. Rudorf, age 79, passed away July 6, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Henry; loving mother of Carl (Sharon) Kilarski, Christa (Michael) Dash and Marikay Rudorf-Davis; dear grandmother of William Dash, Benjamin Davis and Arianna Rudorf. Carla is survived by brother William Oberndorfer. Arrangements under the direction of Resurrection Funeral Home.
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William Joseph Cosgrove

August 3, 1931 - July 4, 2017

William J. Cosgrove, age 85, died July 4, 2017. Loving brother of Mary Margaret (the late Richard) Sobiechowski. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. He was predeceased by his parents William and Margaret Cosgrove; his siblings John D. Cosgrove and Catherine Santy; and his long-time friend Margaret Cragg. William proudly served in the U.S. Navy during the...
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Mary Catherine Cairo

August 1, 1918 - July 3, 2017

Mary Catherine Cairo (nee Siciliano), age 98, of Clinton Township died July 3, 2017. She was born August 1, 1918 in Volant, Pennsylvania to Pietro and Catherine Josephine Siciliano of Italy. Beloved wife of the late Edwin. Loving mother of Joseph (Jodi) Cairo of Nevada, Gloria (Wayne) Tenes of Macomb, Richard (Sally) Cairo of Clinton Township, and Cynthia (Matthew) Lombardi of Washington...
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Geraldine Ann Burns

November 24, 1929 - June 26, 2017

Geraldine Ann Burns, age 87, died June 26, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Jack. Loving mother of Thomas, Susan, Diane, Michael, and the late David. Dearest grandmother of 17 and great-grandmother of 19. Visitation Wednesday, June 28, 2017 from 5 to 9 pm with a Rosary at 7 pm at Resurrection Funeral Home, 40800 Hayes, Clinton Township. Instate Thursday, June 29, 2017 from 9:30 am until time...
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Harry Walker Barner

June 13, 1928 - June 26, 2017

Harry Walker Barner, age 89, passed away June 26, 2017 peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband of Louise. Loving father of Linda (Wayne) Schwiesow, David (Lisa), and Barbara (Kevin) Gardiner. Dearest grandfather of Dan (Paige) Rollins, Ben (Jackie) Rollins, Adam Williams, and Mitch Williams. Great-grandfather of Jameson Rollins and Finn Rollins. Harry was...
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Ralph Edward Nicolai

October 17, 1944 - June 24, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Resurrection Funeral Home, Clinton Township, MI.
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William Ian CAIRNS

October 10, 1931 - June 19, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Resurrection Funeral Home, Clinton Township, MI.
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Jane M. LaRocca

February 25, 1923 - June 18, 2017

Jane M. LaRocca, age 94, died June 17, 2017. She was born in Birmingham, Alabama on February 25, 1923 to Antonio and Venera LaRocca. She had five siblings; two sisters and three brothers. The family lived on the southwest side of Birmingham, Alabama and lived there until sometime after Jane finished high school. Her family then moved to Powerly, Alabama, which is a short distance from her...
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Ann Carol Parko

April 25, 1923 - June 17, 2017

Ann Carol Parko, 94 passed away on Saturday June 17, 2017. Wife of the late Russell Parko.Survived by Susan (Chuck)Wain, Sharon (Scott) Kameg and Gary Parko. Grandmother of; Kelly (David) McCarthy, Kandy Kameg, Kimberly (Tony) Fick, Kary Wain and Kristin (Erin) Wain. Great Grandmother of Tyler, Zac, Tristan, Logan, Indy, Ryker, Lily, Alexa and Flash. Preceded in death by her husband Russell...
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Ann Tolsdorf

April 8, 1950 - June 13, 2017

Completing a rich and happy life full of smiles, laughter, family, friendship, and compassion for others, Ann T. Tolsdorf, age 67, died peacefully June 13, 2017 at home with her devoted husband Jerry at her side. They celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary last year and shared many wonderful joys together: the births of their three children, Shannon, Jason and Nicole; the delight of their...
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John Earl Henig

June 16, 1941 - June 6, 2017

John Earl Henig, 75 passed away on June 6, 2017. Survived by his wife of 55 years Carol (Sherrill) Henig, daughter Elizabeth Brashaw, son Danny (Julie) Henig, 4 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.Preceded in death by his parents, John and Irene (Dean) Henig and son John Earl Jr.John served his country in the Navy for 6 years. He enjoyed motorcycle riding and working on cars. He was the...
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Sharon Marie Loughead

January 16, 1948 - June 4, 2017

Sharon Marie Loughead, age 69, died June 4, 2017. Beloved wife of David. Loving mother Daniel (fiancé Lia Marshall) Lougheed and Tricia (Paul) Olson. Dearest Nana of Luke Olson. Dear sister of Debbie Huff-Fischione. Aunt of Freddie Fischione. Also survived by her mother-in-law Margaret Loughead and many members of the Loughead family. She was predeceased by her parents Herman Huff,...
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John Rea

May 14, 1931 - June 4, 2017

John Rea passed away on June 4, 2017. Loving husband of the late Joan, his wife of 51 years.Survived by his children Kim (Don) Marl, Karen (Allen) Tunstall, Kathy (Howard) Sands, and John F. Rea; grandchildren Allison (Mark) Jacob, Max Marl, RJ and Jake Sands; great-grandchildren Ben and Vivi Jacob.John loved his family and was very proud of them. He loved his sports as well. He was...
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Justin Anthony Flanagan

February 18, 1994 - June 3, 2017

Justin Anthony Flanagan, age 23 passed away suddenly on June 3, 2017. He is survived by his children Aurelia and Messiah, former girlfriend Gabby Lopez, brothers Nathaniel (Julie) and Ben Flanagan Jr., parents Ben and Crissy Flanagan and grandparents Robert (Gloria) Blea and Jim (Sun) Flanagan. He will also be missed by his extended family and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Justin was...
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Mary Jean Froberg

November 26, 1924 - June 2, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Resurrection Funeral Home, Clinton Township, MI.
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Lawrence E. Jakubowski

December 22, 1923 - May 31, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Resurrection Funeral Home, Clinton Township, MI.
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Charles Michael Shereda

August 5, 1939 - May 27, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Resurrection Funeral Home, Clinton Township, MI.
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Georgianna Vercruysse

August 11, 1926 - May 26, 2017

Georgianna Vercruysse, age 90, died May 26, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Paul. Loving mother of Pam O'Brien, Sandy (Bob) Dacey, John (Sheila) Vercruysse, and Paula (Jim) Krause. Dearest grandmother of Elyse Decker, Amy (Rob) Chupick, Matt Dacey, Emily (Steve) Kerby, Alysun (Jeremy) Fulks, Kristen (Tim) Carlson, Curtis (Sara) Vercruysse, Marissa (Justin Gillon) Krause. Dear great...
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Kimberly Joyce Zatkoff

June 2, 1961 - May 19, 2017

Kimberly Joyce Zatkoff (nee Roberts), of St. Clair Shores, passed away on May 19, 2017, surrounded by her loving family after a brave and valiant battle with pancreatic cancer. Adored mother of John (Krissy) Muller, Joslyn (Anthony) Iafrate, , and Jenna Zatkoff; proud grandmother of John, Aidan, and Layne Muller and Anthony Iafrate; cherished daughter of Robert and Joyce Roberts; beloved...
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Mary Ann Sylvester

July 25, 1933 - May 17, 2017

Mary Ann Sylvester, age 83, passed away on May 17, 2017. Predeceased by her husband Kenneth W. Sylvester, son David W. Sylvester and grandson Alfred A. Kub. Loving Mother of Carol Sylvester, Kenneth A. Sylvester, Kathleen ( Frank) Pietrykowski and Nina Gonzalez. Mary was a wonderful grandmother to Lynn (Bob) Sape, Maureen Kub, Nikki Sylvester, Jaclyn (Mitch) Voice and April (John) Sape. She...
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Theresa Ghaleb

August 28, 1962 - May 14, 2017

Theresa Ghaleb, age 54, died May 14, 2017. She was born August 28, 1962. Dearest sister of Max (Diane) Ghaleb, Hamid Ghaleb, and Nawal (Don) Tilicki. Loving aunt of Kitty (Mark) Paige, Sabrina (Steve) Joseph, Krissi (Donnie) Ghaleb, Jillian Ghaleb, Katherine Kina, Nicole Kina, James Kina, Sophia Tilicki, Gabrielle Tilicki, and Tommy Ghaleb. Dear great-aunt of Joey Joseph, Paris Durie, Tayler...
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Shirley A. Whitley

March 16, 1928 - May 11, 2017

Shirley A. Whitley, age 89, died May 11, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Alvin. Loving mother of Laura Zvara. Dearest grandmother of Alvin (Elaine), Dion, and Donna. Great-grandmother of Dion Jr., Laura, A.J., Whitley, Tatiyana. Great-great grandmother of Noah and Dion III. Dear sister of Geraldine (the late Robert) Bleau. She was predeceased by her grandson Chris and brother Don Trilck. ...
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Amos E. Vigil

October 9, 1928 - May 9, 2017

Amos Vigil, age 88, died May 9, 2017. Beloved husband of the late Mary. Loving father of Daniel (Debbi) Vigil, Marc (Bonnie) Vigil, the late Stephen Vigil, Linda (Sam) Allegro, Sandra (Tim) McGlenn, Holly (Cornell) Monda, and Keith (Tina) Gomoll. Dearest grandfather and great-grandfather to many. Dear brother of Samuel (Eleanor) Vigil and Richard Vigil. Amos was predeceased by his...
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Blaise J. Raona

November 11, 1949 - May 8, 2017

Blaise Joseph Raona, age 67, of Clinton Township, died May 8, 2017. Beloved husband of Carol (nee Lisiecki) for 45 years. Best daddy to Annette (Eric Bazan) Price. Dearest papa of Lacie, Christian, and Rocco. Dear brother of the late Ross Raona. Blaise was born November 11, 1949 to the late Ross and Elizabeth Raona. Blaise was an avid fisherman and a classic car buff. He was the owner of...
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Louise Catherine Kasler

February 5, 1920 - May 7, 2017

Louise Catherine Kasler, of Sterling Heights, passed away on May 7, 2017 at 97 years of age. Beloved wife of the late Charles P. Kasler; dear mother of Sharyn (Bill) Gehrke, Charles (Linda) Kasler, Brian (Susan) Kasler, and Roger (Geri) Kasler; loving grandmother to William (Heather) Gehrke, David (Carol) Gehrke, Kevin (Christen) Gehrke, Beverly (Chris) Coppins, Maureen (Dan) Vilard, Kyle ...
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Josephine M. Ross

September 9, 1925 - April 30, 2017

Josephine M. Ross, age 91, passed April 30, 2017. Beloved wife of Francis for 58 wonderful years. Loving mother to Mary Frances Ross and Joseph (Donna) Ross. Dear grandmother to Kristen (Matthew) Schaffer and Julie (William) Bery. Great-grandmother to Addison, Brooke, Avery, Jack and Liam. Sister to Laura Virga, Frank (Betty) Federico, Palma(Ray) Strussione , Mary Shaw and predeceased by 7...
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Autumn Elizabeth Darr

October 23, 2016 - April 25, 2017

Autumn Elizabeth Darr, 6 months old, passed away April 25, 2017. She was born October 23, 2016. She is the cherished daughter of Stacey Griebe and Ronald Darr Jr. Dearest sister of Giovannie and Peyton Darr. Beloved granddaughter of Jim & Deanna Griebe, Bob & Victoria Griebe, Vicki Lynn Bailey, and Ronald Darr Sr. Great-granddaughter of Patricia Simon. Dear Niece of Matt (Victoria)...
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Donald Lehre

November 29, 1934 - April 24, 2017

Donald "Doug" Lehre, age 82, died April 24, 2017. Beloved husband of Barbara Berra-Lehre. Also survived by his children, grandchildren, and sisters. Visitation Thursday 3-8 pm with a funeral service at 7 pm at Resurrection Funeral Home, 40800 Hayes, Clinton Township. Interment at Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton Township, Michigan.
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Louise Elinore Georgette

March 28, 1933 - April 21, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Resurrection Funeral Home, Clinton Township, MI.
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Norma A. Matthes

July 31, 1924 - April 19, 2017

Norma A. Matthes, age 92, died April 19, 2017. She was born July 31, 1924. Beloved wife of the late George DeCuman and the late Robert Matthes. Loving mother of Carolyn (Gary) Bulgarelli and Sandy (Tom) Schoof. Step-mother of Robert (Ming Chu) Matthes, the late John (Yvonne) Matthes, Timothy (Kelly) Matthes, and Thomas Matthes. Dearest grandmother of Gary Bulgarelli Jr., Bryan (Shelly)...
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Frank Bobick

April 4, 1931 - April 12, 2017

Frank Bobick, age 86, died April 12, 2017. Beloved husband of Victoria for 64 years. Loving father of Robin (the late Timothy) Klemens, Mark (Bridget), and Douglas (Lori). Dearest grandfather of Megan (Kelly) Battaglia, Kirstin Bobick, Jillian Bobick, Alex Klemens, Brendan Klemens, Kaitlyn Bobick, and Daniel Bobick. Dear great-grandfather of Lola and Nora. Brother of Kathryn Humenny. He was...
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Lieselotte Wohlfarth

October 11, 1919 - April 5, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Resurrection Funeral Home, Clinton Township, MI.
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Penelope Ann Melnyczuk

October 26, 1947 - April 2, 2017

Penelope "Penney" Ann Melnyczuk, age 69, died April 2, 2017. Beloved wife of George Peckens for 36 years. Loving mother of Andrew (Denise Kretschmer). Step-mother of Gregory and David (Stacey) Peckens. Loving grandmother of six, Benjamin, Cassandra, Tyler, Jacob, Nathan, and Jonathan. Dear sister of Patt Gawel, the late James Stanaway, and Shelley Stanaway. A private family...
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Marie E. Pyonk

February 24, 1944 - March 31, 2017

Marie Elaine (Rajala) Pyonk, 73 of Sterling Heights passed away Friday, March 31, 2017. Born on February 24, 1944. United in marriage to Leo Pyonk on May 21, 1975 at the Hazel Park First Methodist Church. Survived by her husband of 41 years Leo Pyonk, daughter, Rebecca (Josh) Humphreys, grandchildren John Edwin Kenmuir, Josephine Kenmuir, Brother Ben Rajala and stepbrother Joseph P. Stimac. Her...
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Carol Ann Kenny

June 20, 1961 - March 30, 2017

Carol Ann Kenny, age 55, died March 30, 2017. Beloved wife of Steven. Loving mother of Steven Kenny, Kyle Lemke, Sarah Lemke, and Kourtny Kenny. Dearest grandmother of Isaac Kenny. Dear daughter of Chester and the late Irene Kulon. Sister of Marya (Jim) Ferrigan, David (Jeaninne) Kulon, and Mark (Caty) Kulon. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. Carol...
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Mary J. Deemer

March 17, 1931 - March 30, 2017

Mary Jane Deemer, age 86, passed away March 30, 2017 with her loving children at her side and went peacefully into the awaiting arms of the Lord. Mary was born March 17, 1931 to the late Margaret Rolando. Mary had a genuinely kind, gentle soul and loved life to its fullest. More than anything, she loved her family. She enjoyed retirement in the Florida sunshine with her new found friends...
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Robert J. Murray

September 5, 1931 - March 29, 2017

Robert Murray Jr., age 85, died March 29, 2017. Beloved husband of the late Jane. Loving father of David (Mary), Barbara (George) Hildreth, Marguerite Jasmund, Mary Murray, Roberta Simpson, Steven (Susan), Timothy (Cherie), and Brian. Dearest grandfather of 15 and great-grandfather of 14. Dear brother of the late Jim. Visitation Friday 3-9 pm with a Scripture service at 7 pm at Resurrection...
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Elizabeth Erna Dippel

August 14, 1926 - March 20, 2017

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George Noble O'Brien

May 21, 1928 - March 19, 2017

O'Brien, George Noble 88, passed away peacefully in the company of his loving family on March 19, 2017. He enlisted with the U.S. Army 11th Airborne Division where he served valiantly during the occupation of Japan. George completed 26 jumps, although they "scared the hell" out of him every time. He fearlessly completed his 27th jump 70 years later at the age of 88. George was an accomplished...
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Richard G. Saady

April 25, 1945 - March 17, 2017

Richard G. Saady Jr., age 71, went home to be with the Lord on March 17, 2017. Beloved husband of the late Mary for 42 years. Loving father of Donna (Rick) Palitti and Dana (Joe) LeBlond. Dearest grandfather of Joey (fiancé Kristin) LeBlond, Shelbi (fiancé Kevin) LeBlond, Alexandra (fiancé Ryan) Palitti, and Ricky (Tovi) Palitti. Dear brother of Rose Ann (Marvin) Pavlick. ...
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Catherine Mazzara

January 24, 1921 - March 17, 2017

Catherine Mazzara, age 96, died March 17, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Joseph. Loving mother of John (Diane) and Michael (Bonnie). Dearest grandmother of the late Robert, David (Angela), Amy (Tina), and Paul (Rosemarie). Dear great-grandmother of Joseph, Anthony, Nicholas, Vincent, Carlo, and Silvana. Catherine was predeceased by all of her siblings; Roy Periano, Tony Periano, Rosamary...
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Kenneth J. Kupski

August 24, 1939 - March 14, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Resurrection Funeral Home, Clinton Township, MI.
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Kathleen Madeline Markovitch

March 18, 1953 - March 14, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Resurrection Funeral Home, Clinton Township, MI.
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Johnnie Ray Byrd

July 19, 1936 - March 13, 2017

Johnnie Ray Byrd, age 80, died March 13, 2017. Beloved husband of Bonnie. Loving father of John Thomas (Devon) Byrd and Lisa (Lou) Hyres. Dearest grandfather of eight and great-grandfather of two. Dear brother of Bill, Charlie (Stacy), Shirley (Harold) Brown, and Mike (Tina). He was predeceased by his parents Oliver and Elma. He proudly served in the US Army until 1960. Johnnie was the...
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Thomas Morton

December 2, 1936 - March 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Resurrection Funeral Home, Clinton Township, MI.
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Victor Jerry Wowk

July 6, 1952 - March 7, 2017

Victor J. Wowk, age 64, of Clinton Twp., passed away on March 7, 2017. Survived by his beloved wife, Sandra, his son, Michael (Kendra), dear cousin Michael (Luba) Varenystia, and his four-legged feline companion, Sammy. Victor was born on July 6, 1952, in Detroit to the late Michael and Dr. Halyna Wowk. Victor was also predeceased by his brother, Dr. Alexander Wowk.Victor enjoyed watching...
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Virginia M. James

August 25, 1930 - March 7, 2017

Virginia M. James 86 years old, passed away on March 7, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Edward A. James.Loving mother of Cheryl (the late Gerald) Bedner. Loved by many nieces and nephews.Virginia was very talented in interior design. She was also a past Administrator of Madonna Villa. Virginia and her late husband Edward owned a Dunkin Donuts in Maumee Ohio, where her daughter Cheryl spent her...
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JoAnn Rose Vitale

October 6, 1936 - March 5, 2017

JoAnn Vitale, age 80, died March 5, 2017. Beloved wife of Salvatore. Loving mother Paul (Elaine) Okonowski, David (Karen) Okonowski, Mark Okonowski, Louis (Maria) Vitale. Dearest grandmother of Erich (fiancé Tashina Obrecht) Okonowski, Lance Okonowski, Christopher Okonowski, Amanda (Christopher) Boley, and Cristina Vitale. Dear great-grandmother of Robert, Sean, Daniel. Sister of...
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Louis Stanislaus Jerzy

February 5, 1946 - March 4, 2017

Louis Jerzy, age 71, died March 4, 2017. Beloved husband of Marcia for 50 years. Loving father of Kenneth and Tracy (Mark) LaBelle. Dearest grandfather of Lilian. Visitation Friday 3-9 pm at Resurrection Funeral Home, 40800 Hayes, Clinton Township. Instate Saturday 9 am until time of Mass at 9:30 am at St. Paul of Tarsus Catholic Church, 41300 Romeo Plank, Clinton Township. Interment at...
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James Peter Fante

June 18, 1930 - March 3, 2017

James P. Fante, age 86, died March 3, 2017. Beloved husband of Betty for 62 years. Loving father of Steven and the late Thomas. Brother of Robert, Ed (Jacki), and Gloria Gianino. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Korean war US Army veteran. Visitation Tuesday 3-8 pm with a Scripture service at 7 pm at Resurrection Funeral Home, 40800 Hayes, Clinton Township. Instate Wednesday 9 am...
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Robert L. Coker

January 9, 1938 - February 27, 2017

Robert Lee Coker, age 79, died February 27, 2017. Beloved husband of Ruth for 57 years. Loving father of David (Audrey) and Terry (Maria). Dearest grandfather Matthew, Andrew, Sara, Robert, and Alexis. Dear great-grandfather of Ryder and Luke, and two more on the way. Brother-in-law of Helen (Bobby) Hodge, the late Harold (Mary) Satterfield, Evelyn Bierline, the late Ann (John) Hodge, Dennis...
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Arthur J. Iwankowski

October 26, 1923 - February 22, 2017

Arthur J. Iwankowski 93, passed away on February 22, 2017. Beloved husband of the late Grace Iwankowski for 53 years. Survived by daughter Marlene (David Sr.) Glaeser. Cherished granddaughter Kelly (Jason) Booza, and grandson David Jr. (Kristin) Glaeser, great grandchildren Grace and Owen Booza.Preceded in death by brother Raymond (Eleanor) Iwankowski and sister Delphine (Richard) Kosmicki...
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Amando P. Guzman

August 28, 1924 - February 21, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Resurrection Funeral Home, Clinton Township, MI.
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Marjorie Ann Platz

November 5, 1920 - February 20, 2017

Marjorie Platz passed away on February 20, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Paul Platz for 74 years. Loving mother of Mary Ann (Robert) Pencak, Paulette (Peter) Graves, Frances (Robert) Landau, Jean (David) Kimpe, Lawrence (Karen) Platz, Mark (Lori) Platz, Suzanne (Kevin) Laprese and Laurie (Anthony) Trecapelli. Dearest Grandmother of 18 Grandchildren and 14 Great-grandchildren. Marjorie is also...
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