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Leo Thomas Aretha

August 7, 1933 - December 14, 2017

Leo Thomas Aretha, age 84, died Thursday, December 14, 2017 at his home in Roseville, Michigan. Leo was born August 7, 1933 in Detroit, Michigan, son of the late Lamdala Aretha and the late Samiey Abdoo. Leo was raised in a loving Lebanese family on Detroit's westside. He graduated from Holy Redeemer Catholic High School where he played sports, and later attended the University of Detroit...
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Elaine Joan Wiechowski

November 13, 1942 - December 13, 2017

Elaine Joan Wiechowski, age 75 of Center Line, died Wednesday, December 13, 2017 surrounded by her loved ones at Beaumont Hospital in Troy, Michigan. She was born November 13, 1942 in Detroit, daughter of the late John and the late Stephanie Dolores (nee: Kopec) Szwejk. Along with her role as homemaker and Mom to three beautiful girls, Elaine spent over 30 years working outside of the house...
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Vito Aiuto

December 12, 2017

Vito Aiuto Age 78- Died December 12, 2017. Vito was born December 23, 1938 in Detroit to the late Paulo and the late Palma Aiuto (nee Pace). Loving husband of Margaret Ann. Beloved father of Paul (Nancy), Pamela (John) Burnette and Brian. Dear brother of Frances Montana, Pauline Rozzisi, Mariann Stamm and the late Anthony "Nino", Treasured grandfather of Miranda (Joe), Candace, Giovanni, Leah...
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Patricia Joyce Bannasch

July 14, 1935 - December 11, 2017

Patricia Joyce Bannasch, age 82 of New Baltimore, died Monday, December 11, 2017 at McLaren Macomb Hospital in Mt. Clemens, Michigan. She was born July 14, 1935 in Detroit, daughter of the late John and the late Caroline Reid. Along with being a Mom and homemaker for her husband and two beautiful daughters, Patricia was also employed within the banking industry and eventually rose through the...
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James Hyland Like

October 17, 1934 - December 11, 2017

James Hyland Like, age 83, died Monday, December 11, 2017 in Madison Heights, Michigan. Jim was born October 17, 1934 in Detroit, Michigan, son of the late John Like and the late Eveline (nee: Hyland) Like. Jim was raised in Detroit and graduated from Denby High School, the Class of 1953. Following high school Jim chose to work within the construction trades and was eventually employed by...
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Eugene Selasky

April 29, 1932 - December 10, 2017

Eugene Selasky, age 85, died unexpectedly on Sunday, December 10, 2017 at Detroit Receiving Hospital. Eugene was born in Hamtramck on April 29, 1932, son of the late Thomas and the late Lena (nee: Godlewski) Selasky. Eugene was a proud graduate of Hamtramck High School, the Class of 1950. With America engaged in helping our allies in South Korea, it wasn't long after graduating that Eugene...
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Lorraine B. Probst

October 9, 1935 - December 9, 2017

Lorraine B. Probst age 82, passed away surrounded by her family on December 9, 2017. Lorraine had a passion for horticulture and floriculture, eventually leading her to a teaching position with Warren Consolidated Schools as the Horticulture Teacher, where she taught for over a decade. Lorraine was a member of the Red Hat Society, St. Catherine's Catholic Church, and was Vice President of the...
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Daniel Stanley Wietek

March 29, 1939 - December 6, 2017

Daniel Stanley Wietek, age 79 of Warren, died Wednesday, December 6 , 2017 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren. Daniel was born March 29, 1939 in Detroit, son of the late Stanley and the late Helen (nee: Berchulc) Wietek. Daniel was the beloved husband of Nancy A., and the dear father of Camille Goldberg, Kimberly (Bruce) Griffin, Daniel Wietek, and Anthony Wietek....
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Ruth Opal Totton

May 12, 1925 - December 5, 2017

Ruth Opal Totton, age 92 of Warren, and formerly of Farmington Hills, died Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at the Autumn Woods Health Care Facility in Warren. She was born May 12, 1925 in Indiana, daughter of the late Walter B. and the late Mary Evaline (nee: Stone) Burk. Growing up in the rural environs of Indiana, Ruth learned many of her early lessons in life from the hard working farming...
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Richard Ronald Romel

March 14, 1940 - December 3, 2017

Richard Ronald Romel, age 77 of Clarkston, died Sunday, December 3, 2017 at his residence. He was born March 14, 1940 in Detroit, beloved son of the late Vincent and the late Theresa (nee: Rozmiarek) Rommel. For his career path, Richard chose the admirable and important role of a truck driver. For many years he traveled the roads and covered a lot of miles in effecting one of our country's...
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Regina Marie Koehler

June 13, 1956 - December 2, 2017

Regina Marie Koehler, age 61 of Eastpointe, died Saturday, December 2, 2017 at St. John Hospital & Medical Center in Detroit. She was born in Detroit on June 13, 1956, daughter of the late Robert Douglas and the late Anna Marie (nee: Vogel) Stillwell. Regina was the beloved wife of Robert, and dear mother of Michael Koehler, and her late infant son, Martin Koehler. She was the loving...
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Verne Frederick Lytle

June 24, 1938 - November 29, 2017

Verne Frederick Lytle, age 79 of Sterling Heights, died Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at home surrounded by his loved ones. He was born June 24, 1938 in Detroit, son of the late Charles and the late Edna (nee: Jubenville) Lytle. Verne was the beloved husband of 59 years to Halina (nee: Jachimowicz) Lytle. At 23 years old, with our allies being challenged, Verne answered our country's call to...
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John Douglas Hoisington, "Jack"

January 2, 1935 - November 28, 2017

John Douglas Hoisington "Jack", age 82 of Prudenville, Michigan, died Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak. He was born January 2, 1935 in Detroit, son of the late Harry and the late Evisia (nee: Bartles) Hoisington. At times, the sincerest form of flattery can often be found in the nicknames we assign to one another,…and Jack was blessed with a couple of them. To...
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Margaret Elizabeth Johnson

July 4, 1942 - November 27, 2017

Margaret Elizabeth Johnson age 75, died Monday, November 27, 2017, at St. John Medical Center in Detroit, Michigan. Margaret was born July 4, 1942, in Detroit Michigan the daughter of the late Walter St. John and the late Marie (nee: Hunter) St. John. Margaret was raised on the eastside of Detroit, where her family was members of Assumption Grotto Catholic Church. Margaret would later attend...
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Leona Jane Van Maele

April 20, 1933 - November 27, 2017

Leona Jane Van Maele, age 84 and a resident of Warren her entire life died Monday November 27, 2017 at her home. Leona was born April 20, 1933 in Center Line, Michigan the daughter of the late Raymond Grobbel and the late Florence (nee: Kutchey) Grobbel. Leona was raised on the family farm on Grobbel Street and 11 Mile Road in Warren. She attended and graduated from St. Clement Catholic...
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Anne Chaplinsky

February 11, 1922 - November 27, 2017

Anne Chaplinsky, age 95 at a longtime resident of Madison Heights, Michigan died Monday in her home surrounded by her loving family. Anne was born February 11, 1922, in Detroit, Michigan the daughter of the late Jacob Ziarko and the late Catherine (nee: Waz) Ziarko. Anne was raised on the Detroit-Hamtramck border, to a loving Polish Catholic family. Growing up she had many fond memories of...
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Clarence "Bud" Decker

December 6, 1930 - November 22, 2017

Clarence Anthony Decker "Bud", age 86 died Wednesday November 22, 2017. Bud departed this earthly world surrounded by loved ones after a valiant struggle with cancer. Bud was born December 6, 1930 in Mount Clemens, Michigan the son of the late Clarence Decker and the late Helen (nee: Breen) Decker. Bud was raised in Roseville and graduated from St. Mary's High School in Mount Clemens,...
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Melinda Sheryl Biniecki

December 3, 1953 - November 18, 2017

Melinda Sheryl Biniecki, age 63 of Warren, died Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Sinai-Grace Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. She was born December 3, 1953 in Detroit, daughter of the late James Melvin and the late Margaret Elaine (nee: Phillips) Carland. Growing up in Detroit, Melinda attended and was a proud graduate of Pershing High School's Class of 1971. Following school, Melinda's choice for...
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Joan Louise Kopy

June 19, 1930 - November 17, 2017

Joan Louise Kopy, age 87 of Clinton Township, died Friday, November 17, 2017 at the Regency at Shelby Township Nursing Home surrounded by her loved ones. She was born June 19, 1930 in Detroit, daughter of the late Frank and the late Theresa (nee: Cichecki) Dreger. Being the mother of five beautiful children, nine precious grandchildren, and the eight amazing great-grandchildren who stole her...
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Nicholas Waselowich

September 11, 1926 - November 15, 2017

Nicholas Waselowich, age 91 and a longtime resident of Warren, Michigan died Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at My Doctors Inn assisted living in Sterling Heights, Michigan. Nicholas was born September 11, 1926 in Detroit, Michigan, son of the late George Waselowich and the late Josephine (nee: Kulek) Waselowich. Nicholas graduated from Cass Tech High School in 1644 He served in the United...
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Vern Leslie McElmurry

January 19, 1946 - November 14, 2017

Vern Leslie McElmurry, age 71 of Shelby Township, died Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at home surrounded by his loved ones. He was born January 19, 1946 in Detroit, son of the late Milton and the late Ursula (nee; Fontana) McElmurry. Everyone knows that Vern possessed strong work ethics and loved his job, a career that spanned many years with the Pepsi Cola Company where he held the position of...
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Marie Theresa Traczuk

November 25, 1928 - November 14, 2017

Marie Theresa Traczuk, age 88 of Clinton Township, died Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at Regency of Shelby Township. She was born November 25, 1928 in Chicago, Illinois, daughter of the late Walter and the late Caroline (nee: Tenerowicz) Osikowicz. Marie was the beloved wife of the late Alexander. Dear mother of Alexander (Sheila) Traczuk, Sheila (Robert) Szlachcic, and the late Walter (Lisa)...
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Carol Ann Zmich

December 29, 1939 - November 11, 2017

Carol Ann Zmich, age 77, died Saturday, November 11, 2017. Carol was born on December 29, 1939 in Detroit, daughter of the late Francis and the late Emily (nee: Wegienek) Becker. She grew up in Detroit with 4 brothers and 4 sisters. Carol graduated from Dominican High School in 1958 and was invited to join the team at National Bank of Detroit where she worked in the Loan Dept. Carol met her...
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Dester V. Wilson

April 26, 1928 - November 10, 2017

Dester V Wilson, age 89, died Friday, November 10, 2017. Mr. Wilson was born April 26, 1928 in the small rural town of Hanging Limb, Tennessee, son of the late Joseph P. and the late Cora L. (nee: Hoover) Wilson. Dester spent the first part of his life in rural Tennessee, in a town where the grist mill, church and even a cemetery carried the Wilson name. Many of his ancestors from Ireland had...
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Carol Marie Kustarz

December 6, 1943 - November 9, 2017

Carol Marie Kustarz, age 73, a resident of Sterling Heights, Michigan since 1973, died Thursday, November 9, 2017 at Beaumont Hospital in Troy, Michigan. Carol was born December 6, 1943 in Highland Park, daughter of the late Felix and the late Lottie (nee: Skowron) Nadolski. Carol was raised in Warren and graduated from Lincoln High School. Following her schooling, she worked as a server at...
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William James McIntyre

December 24, 1959 - November 3, 2017

Dr. William James McIntyre, age 57 of Cedar Park, Texas (and a native Michigander), died Friday, November 3, 2017 at home. He was born on Christmas Eve, December 24, 1959 in Highland Park, Michigan, son of Peggy (nee: Brignall) and the late James McIntyre. A Clinical Professor who began his storied and distinguished career right here in Detroit at Wayne State University, Dr, McIntyre first...
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Shirley Lucile Thomas

December 25, 1925 - November 2, 2017

Shirley Lucile Thomas, age 91 of Sterling Heights, died Thursday, November 2, 2017 at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township. She was born December 25, 1925 in Detroit, daughter of the late Virgil and the late Amy (nee: Jasman) McClary. In the fifties, Shirley worked as a Keypunch Operator which ultimately led to the more comprehensive field of Computer Programming. She was a very...
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William "Bill" Maertens

May 15, 1920 - October 29, 2017

William Maertens, "Bill" age 97 died Sunday, October 29, 2017, at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township, Michigan. Bill was born May 15, 1920, in Detroit, Michigan the son of the late Silvere Maertens and the late Suzanne (nee: Baert) Maertens. Bill served in the United States Army during World War II, where he was awarded the Bronze Star along with an honorable discharge. ...
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Maurice James Marks

March 14, 1926 - October 28, 2017

Maurice James Marks, age 91, died Saturday, October 28, 2017 at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren, Michigan. Mr. Marks was born March 14, 1926 in Brooklyn, New York, son of the late William and the late Florence (nee: Hebron) Marks. The son of a traveling salesman, Maurice would experience a number of different homes in a very early age. From his birth city of Brooklyn, it was at the young...
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Keith Michael Powell

January 11, 1959 - October 27, 2017

Keith Michael Powell age 54. Tragically taken from us on October 27, 2017. Keith was born two minutes before his twin sister Karen at Holy Cross hospital in Detroit on January 11, 1959 to the late Tony and the late Beatrice Powell (nee Yaroch). Dear brother of David (Carol) Powell, Karen (Randy) Sweet and the late Camille Kowalec. Beloved uncle of Lisa Powell, Richard Conte, Chadwick (Chrissy)...
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Kimberly Anne Wiegand

March 22, 1961 - October 27, 2017

Kimberly Anne Wiegand (nee: Belz), age 56, died Friday, October 27, 2017 at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township. Kimberly was born March 22, 1961 in Detroit, Michigan, daughter of Lizzetta (nee: Litz) Belz and the late Jack H. Belz. Kimberly attended and graduated from Center Line High School, a proud member of the Class of 1979. It was in her 10th grade homeroom that Kim would...
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Gary Charles Valenza

June 11, 1956 - October 24, 2017

Gary Charles Valenza, age 61 of Roseville, died Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at home. He was born June 11, 1956 in Mt. Clemens, son of the late Rosario A. and the the late Dolores E. (nee: English) Valenza. Born in Mt. Clemens and raised in Roseville, Gary ventured beyond the confines of the city to obtain his education and ultimately became a proud graduate of Hamtramck's, St. Ladislaus High...
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Rex Emerson Steele

September 28, 1930 - October 22, 2017

Rex Emerson Steele, age 87 of Warren, died Sunday, October 22, 2017 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren. He was born September 28, 1930 in Detroit, son of the late James and the late Jenny (nee; Schmidt) Steele. With thanks and praise from a grateful nation, we pay homage to Rex for his service to our country as a sailor in our great U.S. Navy. Serving from 1948 thru...
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Betty Marguerite Benson

April 9, 1925 - October 18, 2017

Betty Marguerite Benson age 92, died Wednesday October 18, 2017, at home surrounded by her loving family. Memorial Services for Betty will be held 11am Saturday October 28th at Cornerstone Baptist Church, 17017 Twelve Mile Road, Roseville, Michigan 48066. Betty's family will receive guests from 9:30am until the time of services. Please share memories of Betty at her memory book above.
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Barbara Joan Dove

January 7, 1934 - October 18, 2017

Barbara Joan Dove, age 83, passed away in the loving presence of her son and daughter-in-law on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren, Michigan. Barbara was born January 7, 1934 in London, Ontario, Canada, the daughter of Lillian and George Love. Barbara was valedictorian of her class at Trafalgar School and matriculated at Sir Adam Beck Collegiate Institute where...
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Michelle Marie Nement

October 23, 1960 - October 18, 2017

Michelle Marie Nement, age 56, died Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren. Michelle was born in Detroit on October 23, 1960, daughter of the late Steve and the late Wanda (nee: Szydlo) Nement. Michelle was the beloved sister of Patricia Linn, Carolyn (Jim) McDonald, Marsha (Phil) Smolinski, Cindy VanTryon, and Linda Welther. She is also survived by numerous nieces,...
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Michael Anthony Webb

August 19, 1958 - October 17, 2017

Michael Anthony Webb, age 59, passed away on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at St. John Hospital and Medical Center in Detroit. Michael was born August 19, 1958 in Detroit, Michigan, son of Patricia (nee: Popowiecki) Webb and the late William Webb. When Michael suited up for work, it meant he was headed out into the world of sales where his specialty was helping people settle into their new home....
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Samuel Lowe

December 12, 1936 - October 16, 2017

Samuel Lowe, age 80, died Monday, October 16, 2017 at the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Samuel was born December 12, 1936 in Endicott, Kentucky, son of the late Lacy Lowe and the late Stella (nee: Canada) Lowe. Samuel was raised in Kentucky and graduated from Prestonsburg High School, a member of the Class of 1957. He would later move to Michigan in search of...
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Dennis Charles Rahn

January 27, 1942 - October 14, 2017

Dennis Charles Rahn, age 75, died Saturday, October 14, 2017 at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan. Dennis was born January 27, 1942 in Detroit, Michigan, son of the late Charles G. Rahn and the late Virginia (nee: Walters) Rahn. Dennis spent the majority of his life in Oakland County, Michigan and would later serve in the United States Navy attaining the rank of Quarter Master 3rd...
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Cecil Humphries Dickey

June 19, 1937 - October 8, 2017

Cecil Humphries Dickey age 80, died Sunday October 8, 2017 at the Waltonwood at Lakeside Assisted Living Facility in Sterling Heights, Michigan. Cecil was born June 19, 1937 in Tampa, Florida the son of the late Enos Izear Dickey and the late Mary Elizabeth (nee: Humphries) Dickey. Cecil was raised in Sylvania Georgia and attended Screven County High School. At the young age of 17 Cecil...
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Larry Albert Dickson

September 16, 1960 - October 7, 2017

Larry Albert Dickson, age 57 of Warren, died Saturday, October 7, 2017 at St. John Hospital & Medical Center in Detroit, Michigan. He was born September 16, 1960, son of the late Edgar Junior and Adeline Alma (nee: Schultz) Dickson. With thanks and praise from a grateful nation, we pay homage to Larry for his service to our country as a sailor in the U.S. Navy. Serving from November of 1977...
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Anthony Lawrence Pascal

August 30, 1944 - October 7, 2017

Anthony Lawrence Pascal, age 73 of Warren, died Saturday, October 7, 2017 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren. He was born August 30, 1944 in Detroit, son of the late Lawrence and the late Helen (nee: Kozlowski) Huszlak. Anthony was a focused individual, the kind of person who sought after and reaped some wonderful rewards and achievements in life. One of the first was...
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Janice Marie Frazher

October 24, 1936 - October 5, 2017

Janice Mare Frazher, age 80 of Warren, died Thursday, October 5, 2017 at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren. Janice was born October 24, 1936 in Hamtramck, daughter of the late Frank and the late Mary (nee: Potrykus) Hoinacki. A wonderful Mom and Keeper of the Household, Janice also extended herself outside of the home as a sales clerk in the retail industry. With her warm smile and...
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Peter Thomas Marvin

September 21, 1946 - October 5, 2017

Peter Thomas Marvin, age 71 of Warren, Michigan passed away peacefully surrounded by family on October 5, 2017 at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan Peter was born September 21, 1946 in Royal Oak, Michigan the son of the late Paul Whiting Marvin and the late Lillian Gertrude (nee: Blinke) Marvin. He was raised in Hazel Park and graduated from St. James Catholic High School in Ferndale,...
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Rosannah Kotowski

March 10, 1939 - October 5, 2017

Rosannah Kotowski, age 78 of Warren, died Thursday, October 5, 2017 at St. John Hospital & Medical Center in Detroit. She was born March 10, 1939 in Posen, Michigan, daughter of the late John and the late Joanna (nee; Wiza) Romanowski. Molded not only by the traditions passed down to her, Roseann was also quite proud of her Polish heritage which set the tone for much of how her life played out...
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David Richard Meyer

March 2, 1934 - October 4, 2017

David Richard Meyer age 83, a lifetime resident of Warren, Michigan died Wednesday October 4, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. David was born March 2, 1934 in Warren Michigan the son of the late David Meyer and the late Agnes Marie (nee: Bartley) Meyer. He was raised in Warren and later faithfully served his Country in the United States Army. Following his military service he returned...
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Shawn Demetric Cotto

March 19, 1978 - October 3, 2017

Shawn Demetric Cotto, age 39 of Center Line, died Tuesday, October 3, 2017 in Gary, Indiana. He was born March 19, 1978 in Queens, New York, son of Elizabeth (Zamir) Cotto and Darryl Davis. Shawn was the beloved husband of Jamiee Lynn Cotto. Dearest son of Elizabeth (Zamir) Kahn, and Darryl Davis. Loving father of Giovanni, and stepfather of Matthew. Cherished brother of Darryl Davis,...
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James Richard Orchard

June 5, 1992 - October 2, 2017

James Richard Orchard, "KJD", age 25, died Monday, October 2, 2017 at his home in Warren. James was born June 5, 1992 in Detroit, Michigan. James was raised in Warren and graduated from Lincoln High School, a proud member of the Class of 2010. Throughout his entire life, James was not your average kid...rather, he was larger than life both figuratively and actually at 6 foot 6 inches tall...
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Frieda Gunningham

September 25, 1921 - September 30, 2017

Frieda Gunningham, age 96, a longtime resident of St. Clair Shores and Warren, died Saturday, September 30, 2017 at the Villa Bella Senior Living facility in Clinton Township, Michigan. Frieda was born, literally, during her family's move from Russia to the United States on September 25, 1921. She was the daughter of Henry and Minnie Windemuth. The Windemuth family settled in the Detroit...
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Gerald Lee Kamps

February 7, 1956 - September 27, 2017

Gerald Lee Kamps, age 61 of Warren, died Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren. Gerald was born February 7, 1956 in Holland, Michigan, son of the late Jay R. and the late Marjorie H. Kamps-Caswell (Mattison). Born and raised in the beautiful community of Holland, Michigan, Gerald was a proud graduate of the Class of 1974 from the city's...
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Virginia Susan Scharf

April 24, 1927 - September 27, 2017

Virginia Susan Scharf, age 90 of Center Line, died Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born April 24, 1927 in Center Line, daughter of the late Anthony and the late Martina (nee: Grobbel) Vohs. You might not have known her personally,…but if you are a citizen of Center Line and the south end of Warren, you just may have come into contact with...
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Charles Leonard Groesbeck

September 1, 1924 - September 24, 2017

Charles Leonard Groesbeck, age 93 of Bessemer, MI went to be with the Lord on September 24, 2017. Charles was a resident of the Gogebic Medical Care Facility in Wakefield, MI at the time of his passing. He was born on September 1, 1924 in Warren, MI. He was raised on a farm in Warren at the corner of present day Studebaker and Van Dyke. Charles graduated from Lincoln High School in 1942 where...
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Phyllis T. McVettie

September 16, 1933 - September 22, 2017

Phyllis T. McVettie, age 84 of Warren, died Friday, September 22, 2017 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren. She was born September 16, 1933 in Detroit, daughter of the late William and the late Catherine (nee: Marmurowicz) Domanski. Born and raised in Detroit, Phyllis was a proud graduate of the city's famed St. Stanislaus High School. It was just a couple years...
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Gary Vincent Phair

February 15, 1962 - September 21, 2017

Gary Vincent Phair, age 55 of Warren, died Thursday, September 21, 2017 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ypsilanti, Michigan. He was born February 15, 1962 in Detroit, son of Robert and Dolores Phair. Born in Detroit, Gary's family would eventually relocate a little north to the bedroom community of Center Line where Gary enjoyed his growing years and attended St. Clement School. Following...
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Helen Emily Krzystowczyk

November 10, 1932 - September 20, 2017

Helen Emily Krzystowczyk , 84 of Warren, peacefully passed away on Wednesday, September 20, 2017, at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren, Michigan. She was born to Johannes and Marguerite DeMeere on November 10, 1932 in Detroit, Michigan. Helen was a 1951 graduate of St. Clement Catholic High School where she was class president, year book editor, and prom queen. She...
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Mary Anne Lemanski

October 24, 1932 - September 20, 2017

Mary Anne Lemanski, age 84 of Warren, died Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren. She was born October 24, 1932 in Detroit, daughter of the late Anthony and the late Anna (nee: Obodzinski) Nowak. Mary Anne was the beloved wife of Anthony, and dearest mother of Jacalyn (Jamie) Liebowitz. Loving grandmother of Alyssa and Evan Liebowitz....
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Larry Wayne Kennedy

May 2, 1935 - September 17, 2017

Larry Wayne Kennedy, age 82 of Warren, died Sunday, September 17, 2017 at home. He was born May 2, 1935 in Oscoda, Michigan, son of the late Roy and the late May (nee: Kelly) Kennedy. Born in Oscoda, it was somewhere between 1962 and 1963 that Larry decided to relocate to the southeastern part of Michigan where he began a new chapter in his life. For the next 26 plus years, Larry enjoyed his ...
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Dorothy Prizgint

February 4, 1925 - September 16, 2017

Dorothy Prizgint, age 92, died Saturday, September 16, 2017 at her home in Warren surrounded by her loving family. Dorothy was born February 4, 1925 in Detroit, Michigan, daughter of the late Vincent Siluk and the late Martha (nee: Slupczewski) Siluk. Dorothy was raised in both the Hamtramck and Detroit areas, attending St. Louis the King grade school and later graduating from Pershing High...
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Margaret Kurkowski

April 29, 1929 - September 13, 2017

Margaret Helen Kurkowski, age 88 of Warren, died Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at Advantage Healthcare of Warren. She was born April 29, 1929 in Hamtramck, daughter of the late Bernard and the late Stella (nee: Milky) Schwartz. Born and raised in Hamtramck, Margaret was one of 9 children who were given a tough row-to-hoe in life as both of their parents died just months apart from each other...
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Daniel George Currie

June 27, 1935 - September 11, 2017

Donald George Currie, age 82, passed away in Las Vegas, Nevada on September 11, 2017 of natural causes. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Martin dePorres Catholic Church, 31555 Hoover Road in Warren, Michigan on Saturday, December 9th at 11:00 am. A Memorial Visitation will take place on Friday, December 8th from 3-9 pm at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road, Warren,...
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Janis Carl Lee

September 20, 1947 - September 11, 2017

Janis Carl Lee, age 69, died Monday, September 11, 2017 at My Doctors Inn in Sterling Heights, Michigan. He was born September 20, 1947 in Cullman, Alabama, son of the late Clell and the late Madell (nee: Peak) Lee. With thanks and praise from a grateful nation, we pay homage to Janis for his service to our country during the Vietnam war era. As a soldier in the U.S. Army, he attained the rank...
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Joseph Francis Hallmann

July 5, 1929 - September 11, 2017

Joseph Francis Hallmann, age 88 of Fraser, died Monday, September 11, 2017 at home under the care of McLaren Hospice. He was born July 5, 1929 in Detroit, son of the late Joseph and the late Barbara (nee: Pawlik) Hallmann. Joseph was the beloved father of Jennifer Hallmann, Victoria (William) Schneider, Jessica (Shane) Lesnow, and the late Julie Chadwick. Dearest grandfather of Stephen...
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Carol Elaine Rice

March 21, 1949 - September 10, 2017

Carol "Elaine" Rice, age 68, died Sunday September 10, 2017 at her home in Warren surrounded by her loving family. Carol Elaine Franklin was born March 21, 1949 in Catlettsburg, Kentucky, daughter of the late Lonnie Allen Franklin and the late Bertha Evelyn (nee: Smith) Franklin. Known to her family and friends as "Elaine"... she was raised in Kentucky and attended Boyd County High School...
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Joann Bzdera Ziarko

April 5, 1942 - September 8, 2017

Joann Ziarko, age 75 of Sterling Heights, died Friday, September 8, 2017 at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township,Michigan. She was born April 5, 1942 in Detroit, daughter of the late Walter and the late Lottie (nee:Osiecki) Bzdera. Married to the love of her life for over 50 years, the journey Joann shared with her beloved Henry began by the sharing of their vows together at St....
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Virginia Janina Augustyniak

September 30, 1924 - September 7, 2017

Virginia Janina Augustyniak, "Virg," age 92, died Thursday, September 7, 2017 at the Day Spring Assisted Living Facility in Plano, Texas. Virginia was born September 30, 1924 in Detroit, Michigan, daughter of the late Peter and Stella Kolera. Virginia was raised in Detroit and followed her schooling by going to work toward the war effort during World War II. Virginia was one of the many ...
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Gary Lee Long

August 2, 1959 - September 7, 2017

Gary Lee Long age 58. Died Suddenly September 7, 2017. Gary was born August 2, 1959 in Detroit to the late Marvin G. and the late Florine Long (nee Mutter). Gary was the youngest of Marvin and Florine's four children. Gary worked as an Engineer in the Automotive industry, he worked his way up from the bottom to his current position. When he was not at work, he surrounded himself with his...
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Beverly Jean Waller

October 13, 1929 - September 7, 2017

Beverly Jean Waller, age 87 of Warren, died Thursday, September 7, 2017 at The Garden Adult Foster Care Facility in Clinton Township, Michigan. She was born October 13, 1929 in Detroit, daughter of the late James and the late Mary Margaret (nee: Shea) Kidder. A mother raising 9 children, holding down a job as a professional accountant, and juggling all the balls that go into being a consummate...
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Jeannine Frances Marchlewicz

April 10, 1930 - September 5, 2017

Jeannine Frances Marchlewicz, age 87 of Warren, died Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren, Michigan. She was born April 10, 1930 in Hamtramck, daughter of the late Ferdinand and the late Anna (nee; Zaluski) Szelinski. Born and raised in Hamtramck, Jeannine's Polish roots and heritage ran deep and helped mold her into the caring lady everyone...
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Dorille "Dee" Budny

July 27, 1929 - September 5, 2017

Dorille M. Budny "Dee", Age 88, died Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at home surrounded by her loving family. Dee was born July 27, 1929 in Bathurst, New Brunswick, Canada, daughter of the late John and the late Leona Savoy. Dee and her family would eventually move to the United States and settle in Royal Oak, Michigan. It is there that she attended and graduated from St. Mary's High School....
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Audrey Glister

August 22, 1947 - September 3, 2017

Audrey Glister (nee: Ostrich), age 70 of Warren, passed away Sunday, September 3, 2017 surrounded by her loving family members. Audrey was born Virginia Audrey Ostrich on August 22, 1947 in Waynesburg, PA, the daughter of Ralph and Martha (nee: Snyder) Ostrich. Raised in Pennsylvania, Audrey graduated from Jefferson Morgan High School's Class of 1966. Audrey would later marry John Glister of...
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Edward Stanley Stepowski

October 8, 1951 - August 30, 2017

Edward Stanley Stepowski Jr., age 65 of Center Line, died Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren. He was born October 8, 1951 in Detroit, son of the late Edward Sr., and the late Josephine (nee: Grinda) Stepowski. Following graduation and amidst the height of the Vietnam War, Uncle Sam came calling and found Ed drafted into the United States Army. Ed completed his...
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Delphine Alice Kwapik

February 2, 1927 - August 29, 2017

Delphine A. Kwapik, age 90, died Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at St. John Hospital & Medical Center in Detroit, Michigan. Delphine was born February 2, 1927 in Detroit, Michigan, daughter of the late Francis and the late Bernice Kowalski. Delphine was raised in Hamtramck, attended St. Florian Catholic Church, and graduated from Hamtramck High School. She would later go to work for Peoples State...
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Dorothy Plansek

January 5, 1927 - August 28, 2017

Dorothy Plansek, age 90, died Monday, August 28, 2017 at Beaumont Hospital in Troy, Michigan. She was born January 5, 1927 in Hamtramck, daughter of the late Joseph and the late Helen (nee; Gakon) Majocha. In sharing some of the favorite things that captured Dorothy's heart, one would have to look no farther than in her backyard where she poured the better parts of her tender-loving-care into...
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Lynda Marie Bertrand

March 24, 1952 - August 27, 2017

Lynda Marie Bertrand, age 65 of Sterling Heights, died Sunday, August 27, 2017 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren. She was born March 24, 1952 in Detroit, daughter of the late John and the late Norma (nee: Macneice) Stendel. There were so many aspects of joy that filled Lynda's life, but there was no mistaking that one of the greatest of these was her esteemed love...
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Helen P. Blasco

April 12, 1915 - August 26, 2017

Helen Phyllis Blasco, age 102 of Warren, died Saturday, August 26, 2017 at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan. She was born April 12, 1915 in Racine, Wisconsin, daughter of the late Michael Manarino and the late Frances (nee: Matagrano) Manarino. One cannot look at Helen Blasco's life without looking at her mother's life as well, Frances Manarino. Frances experienced so many traumatic...
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Susanne A. Neumann

June 21, 1927 - August 26, 2017

Susanne Anneliese Neumann, age 90 of Sterling Heights, died August 26, 2017 at Autumn Woods Health Care Facility in Warren. She was born June 21, 1927 in Plauen, Germany. For Susanne, being a Mom and homemaker was one of life's most important and precious tasks. Keeping the home-fires stoked with just the right amount of love and care meant the world to her and kept her busy on any given day....
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Monica Betty Laske

November 12, 1922 - August 22, 2017

Monica Betty Laske (nee: Fleming), age 94, formerly a longtime resident of Center Line, died Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at the Stonegate Healthcare Facility in Lapeer, Michigan surrounded by her loving family. Monica was born November 12, 1922, in Detroit, Michigan, daughter of the late Frank(the late Della) and the late Johanna (nee: Bobrowski) Fleming. Monica was raised in Detroit and attended...
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Pauline Diana Makowski

July 15, 1944 - August 20, 2017

Pauline Diana Makowski, age 73 of Eastpointe, died Sunday, August 20, 2017 at St. John Hospital & Medical Center in Detroit. She was born July 15, 1944 at St. Luke's Hospital in Moline, Illinois, daughter of the late Paul and the late Lois (nee: Drehmer) Westerlund. Rock Island, Illinois is where she was raised and attended school, and where she ultimately became a proud graduate of Moline...
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Ronald James Dillon

May 13, 1945 - August 16, 2017

Ronald James Dillon, age 72 of Warren, died Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at home. He was born May 13, 1945 in Detroit, son of the late Martin and the late Marjorie (nee: Kavanaugh) Dillon. Love comes to each of us in different forms, and for Ron the spark was lit one day by a chance meeting at a Top Hat burger joint with a beautiful young girl by the name of Carol. That encounter would blossom...
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Ruth Elizabeth Nemerski

September 16, 1931 - August 16, 2017

Ruth Elizabeth Nemerski, age 85 of Eastpointe, died Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren. She was born September 16, 1931 in Detroit, daughter of the late William and the late Laura (nee: Edwards) Miller. A proud graduate of St. Anthony High School's Class of 1949, Ruth's journey through adulthood began with a smile and dreams of a bright and...
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Stephanie Domagala

July 24, 1925 - August 15, 2017

Stephanie Domagala, age 92 of Warren, died Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at home. She was born July 24, 1925 in Detroit, daughter of the late Stephan and the late Mary (nee: Nowak) Domagala. A simple lady who was never married, Stephanie poured herself into her work as an assembler for the Burroughs Company, which in 1986 became the Unisys Corporation. She was a hard worker with those old world...
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Theresa Klepadlo

March 4, 1926 - August 15, 2017

Theresa Klepadlo, age 91, died Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at the St. John Hospital and Medical Center on Moross in Detroit. Theresa was born March 4, 1926 in Detroit, daughter of the late Joseph and the late Frances (nee: Talik) Balut. Theresa was the loving wife of the late Leo Joseph Klepadlo who preceded her in death in 1995. She leaves to treasure her memory two children. Mary Klepadlo and...
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Joseph John Fedorczyk, Jr.

January 15, 1931 - August 13, 2017

Joseph John Fedorczyk Jr., age 86 of Clinton Township, died Sunday, August 13, 2017 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born January 15, 1931 in Detroit, son of the late Joseph John Sr. and the late Gertrude Theresa (nee: Kirchoff) Fedorczyk. Everybody has a story, and Joseph's began at the young age of 20 when an infusion of beauty both adorned and enriched his life the day he...
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Stanley Craig Trontoski

June 6, 1971 - August 12, 2017

Stanley Craig Trontoski, age 46 of Roseville, died Saturday, August 12, 2017 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born June 6, 1971 in Rochester, Michigan, son of Connie (nee: Anderson) and the late Frank Trontoski. For 11 years, Stan was one of the country's many thousands of postal workers who do their best on a daily basis to bring happiness (amidst the bills) to the lives of...
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Jason Mark Carissimi

August 17, 1983 - August 11, 2017

Jason Mark Carissimi, age 33, died Friday, August 11, 2017. Jason was born August 17, 1983 in West Branch, Michigan to Mark David and Sheryl Lynn (nee: Placke) Carissimi. Born and raised in the beauty of Michigan's "Up North" country, Jason spent much of his youth enjoying the splendor of the outdoors. Whether he was riding his dirt bike, skateboarding or rollerblading, he was constantly...
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Mary Antoinette Veltri

December 28, 1930 - August 11, 2017

Mary A. Veltri (née Mary A. Vizzaccaro) passed peacefully, with the comfort of her family at her side, at St. John Hospital on August 11, 2017at the age of 86. Mary was the beloved wife of John T. Veltri who preceded her in death. She was the proud mother of Anthony (Virginia) Veltri, John (Patti) Veltri, Patricia (David) Marchetti, JoAnne (Greg) Flynn, Geralyn (Billie) Wilson, Paul (Debby...
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Lee Edward Engle

January 29, 1943 - August 10, 2017

Lee Edward Engle. Age 74 of Croswell, died Thursdsay, August 10, 2017 at McLaren Macomb Hospital in Mt. Clemens, Michigan. He was born January 29, 1943 in Mount Washington, Ohio, son of the late Lee and the late Mary (nee: Fletcher) Engle. For quite some time now, Lee has been traveling the roads as one of the country's many respected & distinguished truck drivers helping to bring our goods to...
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Antoinette Gloria LaPlante

December 11, 1927 - August 9, 2017

Antoinette Gloria LaPlante, age 89 of Sterling Heights, died Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at the Lakeside Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Sterling Heights, Michigan. She was born December 11, 1927 in Hamtramck, daughter of thelate John and the late Josephine (nee: Olejniczak) Petrykowski. Along with caring for her family and taking care of the homemaker responsibilities, Antoinette also...
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Patricia Ann Krenz

May 9, 1931 - August 7, 2017

Patricia Ann Krenz, age 86 of Sterling Heights, died Monday, August 7, 2017 at the Oakmont Sterling Assisted Living Facility in Sterling Heights, Michigan. She was born May 9, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois, daughter of the late Steven and the late Marie (nee: Czadowski) Dodrv. Patricia's journey began in the northwest side of Chicago with her older brother, Robert and mother, Marie who became...
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Alex Bodnariuk

March 18, 1933 - August 5, 2017

Alex Bodnariuk, age 84, died Saturday, August 5, 2017 at his northern Michigan retreat in Ocqueoc Township, Michigan. Alex was born March 18, 1933 in Detroit, Michigan, son of the late Michael Bodnariuk and the late Jennie Hudson. Alex was raised in Detroit and graduated from Eastern High School where he excelled in sports. Alex began his professional career as a roofer in Detroit, belonging...
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Barbara Jane Wells

May 27, 1938 - August 5, 2017

Barbara J. Wells, age 79, died Saturday, August 5, 2017 at the Autumn Woods Health Care Facility in Warren. Barbara was born May 27, 1938 in Detroit to the late Floyd and the late Tora Parliment. Barbara was the former wife of Ronald Edward Messner. She was the loving and devoted mother of Ronald R. (Yvette) Messner, Dennis F. (Scherry Yates) Messner, Kenneth Messner, Karl (the late Sara)...
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Helen Kokal

April 26, 1939 - August 5, 2017

Helen Kokal, age 78, died Saturday, August 5, 2017 at the Autumn Woods Health Care Facility in Warren. Michigan. Helen was born April 26, 1939 in New York City, New York, daughter of the late Fred Austinat and the late Mary (nee: Symanek) Austinat. Born in Jamaica neighborhood in New York City, on April 26, 1939, Helen was somewhere between the ages of 3 & 4 when her parents decided to make...
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Larry Owen Fortune

November 5, 1930 - July 28, 2017

Larry Owen Fortune, age 86 of Warren, died Friday, July 28, 2017 at home surrounded by his loved ones. He was born November 5, 1930 in Fraser, Michigan, son of the late Walter and the late Mary (nee: Holmes) Fortune. With thanks and praise from a grateful nation, we pay homage to Larry for his service to our country during the Korean War. Ultimately attaining the rank of Airman 2nd Class,...
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Norman Leonard Szewczyk

June 27, 1925 - July 26, 2017

Norman Leonard Szewczyk, age 92, died peacefully at home on Wednesday, July 26, 2017. Norman was born June 27, 1925 in Hamtramck, Michigan, son of the late Benjamin Szewczyk and the late Anna (nee: Bielak) Szewczyk-Feirer. Norman was raised in Hamtramck and the Detroit area, later finding work with Fisher Body in Detroit where he was employed as a Production Clerk. Norman proudly served in...
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Edmund Leopold Borycz

September 13, 1919 - July 26, 2017

Edmund Leopold Borycz, age 97, died peacefully on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 in Pigeon, Michigan. He was born in Detroit, Michigan on September 13, 1919, son of the late Stanely Borycz and the late Sophie (nee: Gregowski) Borycz. One of the first major blessings in Edmund's life came the day he watched his girlfriend (soon to be his bride), Roselie take that momentous walk down the aisle as the...
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William John Caza

November 15, 1956 - July 24, 2017

William John Caza, age 60, died Monday, July 24, 2017 at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan. William was born November 15, 1956 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, son of the late Donald Caza and the late Shirley (nee: Deisbourg) Caza. At the young age of four years old, William and his family moved to the United States choosing Michigan as their new home. Michigan is where they planted...
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Ernest Archie Wisbiski

April 25, 1928 - July 24, 2017

Ernest Archie Wisbiski, age 89, died Monday, July 24, 2017 at his home in Warren, Michigan surrounded by his loving family. Ernest was born in Parisville, Michigan, son of the late Peter Wisbiski and the late Agnes (nee: Shuager) Wisbiski. Ernest was raised in the "Michigan Thumb" farming communities of Ubly and Bad Axe and eventually moved to the Detroit area in search of higher pay within...
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Robert William Phair

February 20, 1927 - July 20, 2017

Robert William Phair, age 90, died Thursday, July 20, 2017 at his home in Center Line, Michigan surrounded by his loving family. Robert was born February 20, 1927 in Detroit, Michigan, son of the late Cecil Phair and the late Evelyn (nee: Swalwel) Phair. Robert was raised in Detroit, attended Detroit Public Schools, and later Northwestern High School. When World War II broke out, Robert...
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John Mikola Banasik, Jr.

August 15, 1923 - July 18, 2017

John Mikola Banasik Jr., age 93 of Warren, died Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at the Shelby Nursing Center in Shelby Township, Michigan. He was born August 15, 1923 in Hamtramck, son of the late John Sr. and the late Victoria (nee: Kronenberger) Banasik. Born and raised in Hamtramck, John was a proud graduate of Hamtramck High School's Class of 1942. Soon after his graduation, while our country was...
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William Milo Dodge

June 28, 1952 - July 16, 2017

William Milo Dodge, age 65, died Sunday, July 16, 2017 at home surrounded by his loving family. William was born June 28, 1952 in Detroit, Michigan, son of the late William A. Dodge and the late Geraldine (nee: Sylvester) Dodge. Bill was raised on the Ferndale/Hazel Park border growing up in Ferndale and graduating from Hazel Park Schools. Following high school he worked within the home...
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