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Maria Faber

March 28, 1924 - May 21, 2017

Maria Faber, age 93 of Warren, died Sunday, May 21, 2017 at Kindred Hospital in Detroit. She was born March 28, 1924 in Poland, daughter of the late Teodor and the late Pajza Kozak. Maria was the beloved wife of the late Joseph. Dear mother of Marian (the late Bridget) Faber, John Faber, Eleonore (Daniel) Franczak, and Joseph (Ruth) Faber. Loving grandmother of David, Andrew, Cheryl (Bryce),...
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Ella Mabel DeVore

October 9, 1915 - May 21, 2017

Ella Mabel DeVore, age 101, died Sunday, May 21, 2017 at the ShorePointe Nursing Center in St. Clair Shores, Michigan. She was born October 9, 1915 in Erin Township (Eastpointe), Michigan, daughter of the late William and the late Lena (nee: Oming) Hagedorn. Born in 1915, a simple arithmetic exercise tells the story of how this wonderful lady transcended the centenarian mark to reach 101 years...
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Renee Emily Brown

January 26, 1967 - May 20, 2017

Renee Emily Brown (nee: Tepper) age 50, died May 20, 2017. Renee was born January 26, 1967 in Detroit, Michigan the daughter of the late Richard Tepper and the late Theresa (nee: Witkowski) Tepper. Renee was raised primarily in the Detroit and Hamtramck area. Following her schooling Renee worked her entire life in retail... first working at DOTS clothing and eventually working for Kroger...
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Mary Ethel Elliott

February 18, 1929 - May 20, 2017

Mary Elliott, age 88, passed away peacefully on May 20, 2017 at her home in Warren, Michigan surrounded by loving family members. She was born on February 18, 1929 in Detroit, Michigan. Mary met her husband Stewart when they both worked at Michigan Bell in Detroit. They shared their first date on May 20, 1947, and were married a year later on June 5, 1948. Mary and Stewart were happily married...
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George Anthony Huff

December 13, 1934 - May 19, 2017

George Anthony Huff, age 82 of Clinton Township, died Friday, May 19, 2017 at the Village of East Harbor Skilled Nursing Center in Chesterfield, Michigan. He was born December 13, 1934 in Detroit, son of the late George and the late Bernice (nee: Squires) Huff. George leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of 42 years, Nancy (nee: Dowd) Huff. Having recently celebrated their wedding...
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Mildred Frances Allport

April 26, 1946 - May 18, 2017

Mildred Frances Allport, age 71 of Macomb, died Thursday, May 18, 2017 at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township, Michigan. She was born April 26, 1946 in Detroit, daughter of the late William and the late June Irene (nee: Woodson) Cox. Mildred was the beloved wife of John Allport. Dear sister of Christine (John) and Cheryl (Ernie). Arrangements have been entrusted to the D.S....
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Vincent John Pizzimenti

July 15, 1940 - May 17, 2017

Vincent John Pizzimenti, age 76, died Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at his home in Warren surrounded by his loving family. Vincent was born July 15, 1940 in Detroit, Michigan, son of the late Carlo Pizzimenti and the late Anna (nee: Medvisen) Pizzimenti. A proud graduate of St. Martin's High School, Vince poured himself into the high school experience, especially in the sporting arena where he ...
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Stacy Marie Bleisch

June 12, 1985 - May 15, 2017

Stacy Marie Bleisch, age 31 of Clinton Township, died Monday, May 15, 2017. She was born June 12, 1985 in Warren, daughter of Donald and Janice (nee: Seewerker) Bleisch. With sights set on creating a bright future for herself, Stacy followed up her high school education by enrolling at Baker College with an emphasis on business administration. After much hard work, long hours studying, and a...
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Kevin LaMont Wiley, Jr.

July 26, 2015 - May 15, 2017

Kevin LaMont Wiley, Jr. age 22 months, passed away in a tragic pool accident Monday in Warren, Michigan. Kevin was born July 26, 2015 at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren, Michigan the son of Kevin LaMont Wiley Sr. and Lauren Jeanne Browning. In his short life, Kevin had a passion and affinity for watching and playing basketball. He loved watching Lilo & Stitch cartoons and dancing to all...
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Dolores Elizabeth Valenza

August 17, 1925 - May 13, 2017

Dolores Elizabeth Valenza, age 91 of Roseville, died Saturday, May 13, 2017 at St. John Hospital & Medical Center in Detroit. Born in Detroit on August 17, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Charles and the late Elizabeth (nee: Schimulphfennig) English. Along with the care and nurturing Dolores poured into her family and household, she was also proud of the many years she spent with a...
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John Strika

July 10, 1931 - May 13, 2017

John Strika age 85. Died Saturday May 13, 2017 at the Autumn Woods Health Care Facility in Warren. John was born July 10, 1931 in Yugoslavia to the late Sam and the late Tillie Strika (nee Iskin). Beloved husband of the late Anna. Dear father of Kathy (the late Ray) Nadrowski, Steve (Julie), Christine, and Sharon (Bill) Webb. Loving grandfather of 4, and great grandfather of 3. Brother of...
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Raymond Richard Walkowski

June 15, 1927 - May 12, 2017

Raymond Richard ("Ray") Walkowski, 89, passed away peacefully in Warren on May 12, 2017. Ray was born in Detroit on June 15, 1927, the youngest child of the late Lawrence and Wanda (Cicholski) Walkowski. Ray met his beloved wife and companion of 55 years, Halina (Napieraj) Walkowski, through Catholic youth groups in Detroit. They were married at St. Hyacinth Roman Catholic Church on August 25...
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Donna Marie Cojocari

February 8, 1930 - May 10, 2017

Donna Marie Cojocari, age 87 of Warren, died Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at Sanctuary at the Abbey in Warren, Michigan. She was born February 8, 1930 in Detroit, daughter of the late Claude and the late Josaphine (nee: Longeway) Hool. Donna was the beloved wife of James, and dearest mother of Philip Cojocari. She was also sister of the late Elizabeth Banks. Visitation for Donna will be held...
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Raymond Fredrick DeClark

September 22, 1957 - May 6, 2017

Raymond Fredrick DeClark, age 59 of Warren, died Saturday, May 6, 2017 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren. He was born September 22, 1957 in Mt. Clemens, Michigan, son of the late Raymond Joseph and the late Elizabeth Martha (nee: Knieling) DeClark. A GM retiree at an early age, Raymond was quite proud of the years he spent at the automotive giant. One of the many who...
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Carol Jeanne Graham

June 11, 1945 - May 5, 2017

Carol Jeanne Graham, age 71, died Friday, May 5, 2017 at St. John Hospital and Medical Center in Detroit. Carol was born June 11, 1945 in Redford, Michigan to the late Melvin and the late Dorothy (nee: Mychko) Gruschow. Born and raised in Detroit, Carol and her family eventually migrated north to the new and burgeoning community of East Detroit, which we all know today as Eastpointe. (Being so...
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Joseph Anthony Musil

January 13, 1922 - May 4, 2017

Joseph Anthony Musil, age 95 of Warren, died Thursday, May 4, 2017 at "A Room at the Inn" Adult Foster Care in Warren. He was born January 13, 1922 in Oslo, Minnesota, son of the late Frank and the late Anna Musil. Mr. Musil was a longtime employee of the Budd Company in Detroit where he worked as a machinist. Following many years of dedicated service, he finally accepted his well-deserved...
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Richard Anthony Sloan

August 25, 1934 - May 3, 2017

Richard Anthony Sloan, age 82 of Warren, died Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at Harper Hospital in Detroit. He was born August 25, 1934 in Detroit, son of the late William and the late Angelia (nee: Ratajczak) Sloan. Richard was employed with Sears for over 25 years and extended the utmost in service excellence until accepting his well-deserved retirement. While at Sears, he worked in their...
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David Joseph Shannon

April 3, 1938 - May 2, 2017

David Joseph Shannon, age 79, died Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at Beaumont Hospital in Troy, Michigan. David was born April 3, 1938 in Canton, Ohio, the son of William Shannon and Josephine (nee: Rice). Very early years for David began in Ohio. At a young age his family moved to Highland Park, Michigan. David was raised in Highland Park and graduated from Highland Park High School. Following his...
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Diana Augusta Allor

March 15, 1920 - April 30, 2017

Diana Augusta Allor, age 97 of Chesterfield Township, died Sunday, April 30, 2017 at ShorePointe Nursing Center in St. Clair Shores, Michigan. She was born March 15, 1920 in Coleman, Alberta, Canada, daughter of the late Aime and the late Marie Teresa (nee: Monty) Mousty. Born in the land of our neighbors to the north, Diana became a U.S. citizen upon relocating to America with her family in...
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Kevin Jerome Strong

October 29, 1965 - April 27, 2017

Kevin Jerome Strong, age 51, died suddenly Thursday, April 27, 2017 at his home in Warren. Kevin was born October 29, 1965 in Detroit to Jerome George and Kathy Jo (nee Golec) Strong. Kevin would graduate from high school and shortly thereafter meet his future bride, Terry Lynn Moritz on a blind date set up by Terry's best friend. The blind date turned into true love and the two married on...
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Kenneth John Gentile

January 31, 1943 - April 27, 2017

Kenneth John Gentile, age 74, died Thursday, April 27, 2017 at Crittenton Hospital in Rochester, Michigan. Kenneth was born January 31, 1943 in Detroit, Michigan, son of the late Thomas C. Gentile, Sr. and the late Diane (nee: Tranchida) Gentile. Ken was raised in Detroit and graduated from De LaSalle Collegiate Catholic High School where he excelled at sports, especially football. ...
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Wanda Szymanski

April 14, 1929 - April 23, 2017

Wanda Szymanski, age 88 of Eastpointe, died Sunday, April 23, 2017 at St. John Hospital & Medical Center in Detroit. She was born April 14, 1929 in Detroit, daughter of the late Stephen and the late Julia (nee: Danielewicz) Stempowski. Not long after her high school years, Wanda made a huge decision that would change her life immensely,…a change that would reap some wonderful rewards and a...
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Thomas Edwin Marchand

December 12, 1932 - April 22, 2017

Thomas E. Marchand, age 84 of Warren, died Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Windemere Park Assisted Living in Warren, Michigan. He was born December 12, 1932 in Detroit, son of the late John and the late Theresa (nee: Krolikowski) Marchand. With thanks and praise from a grateful nation, we pay homage to Thomas for his service to our country during the Korean War era. As a soldier in our revered U.S...
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Jack Barry Perica

December 25, 1948 - April 21, 2017

Jack Barry Perica, age 68 of Warren, died Friday, April 21, 2017 at McLaren Macomb Hospital in Mt. Clemens, Michigan. A special Christmas Baby, Jack was born December 25, 1948 in Detroit, son of Wilma L. (nee: Webb) and the late Jacob Perica. He was the dear brother of Sandra (Steve) Rinke, and the late Michael. Loving uncle of Erin (Michael) VanGemert, and brother-in-law of Stephen Stewart. ...
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Diane Marie Bedard

March 31, 1940 - April 21, 2017

Diane Marie Bedard, age 77 of Port Huron, and formerly of Grosse Pointe Woods, died Friday, April 21, 2017 at Regency on the Lake in Fort Gratiot, Michigan. She was born March 31, 1940 in Detroit, daughter of the late Victor Joseph and the late Kathleen Clothilde (nee: O'Connor) DeSchryver. Diane Marie (DeSchryver) Bedard was born March 31, 1940, the eldest in a large Catholic family. She...
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Luigi Arfre

March 20, 1944 - April 21, 2017

Luigi Arfre, age 73 of Warren, died Friday, April 21, 2017 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren. He was born March 20, 1944 in Detroit, son of the late Joseph and the late Francesca (nee: DiBenedetto) Arfre. Luigi was a man of simple pleasures, unassuming and the definitive example of a "what you see is what you get" kinda guy. There were many aspects of Luigi's life...
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Patricia Ann DuBay

June 13, 1951 - April 19, 2017

Patricia Ann DuBay, age 65, died suddenly April 19, 2017 at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren, Michigan. Patricia was born June 13, 1951 in Detroit, Michigan, daughter of the late Joseph Brennan and the late Rita (nee: Barron) Brennan. She was raised in Detroit and graduated from East Catholic High School. Following high school, Patricia continued her studies at Macomb Community...
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Eugene Michael Comos

March 7, 1936 - April 16, 2017

Eugene Michael Comos passed quietly into the afterlife on April 16, 2017. Gene led a beautiful, humble and meaningful life that left a legacy of love and kindness for his family. He left behind his wife, Ruth (nee: Incarnati); his sons, Mike (Ellen Coon) Comos, Matt Comos, and his daughter, Michelle (Mark) Vanata, along with his grandchildren, Zachary, Madison, Gabriel, Mackenzie, Marcus and...
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John Adam Zablotny

January 20, 1930 - April 16, 2017

John Adam Zablotny, age 87 of Warren, died Sunday, April 16, 2017 at Boulevard Health Care Center in Rochester Hills, Michigan. He was born January 20, 1930 in Detroit, son of the late John and the late Frances (nee: Jacek) Zablotny. With thanks and praise from a grateful nation, we pay homage to John for his service to our country as a soldier in the U.S. Army during the Korean War era....
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Dillon Michael Sparks

December 20, 1993 - April 14, 2017

Dillon Michael Sparks, age 23, died Friday, April 14, 2017 at his home in Warren. Dillon was born December 20, 1993 at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan, son of Michael Gene Sparks and Sandra Kay (nee: DeSelm) Sparks. Dillon was raised in Warren where he attended Carter Middle School and Cousino High School. As a young boy, Dillon was your typical kid who was passionate about Power...
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Brian Alan Wilson

August 4, 1969 - April 13, 2017

Brian Alan Wilson age 47 died April 13, 2017 at his home in Warren, Michigan surrounded by his loving family. Brian was born August 4, 1969 at South Macomb Hospital in Warren Michigan the son of Ronald E. Wilson and Frances Ann (nee: Puzio) Wilson. Brian was raised in Warren and attended and graduated from St. Clement Catholic High School in Center Line. Following his schooling, Brian...
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Michael John Bellia

July 29, 1952 - April 12, 2017

Michael John Bellia, born on July 29, 1952, passed away peacefully on April 12, 2017 after succumbing to his long battle with heart disease. Son of the late John Bellia and Patricia (nee: Collins) Bellia. He is survived by his wife, Michalene "Mickey" Bellia; daughter, Shavon Bellia; and his sister, Nancy (Bob) Butler. Also surviving are his mother in-law Margaret (the late Marvin) Malek, and...
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James Robert Northup

May 17, 1935 - April 11, 2017

James Robert Northup, "Jim," age 81 of Warren, died Tuesday, April 11, 2017 surrounded by his loved ones at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township, Michigan. He was born May 17, 1935 in Detroit, son of the late Edward and the late Suszanne (nee: Bond) Northup. The wonderful thing about a love story that seems fleeting at best,…is when it grows and prospers, and becomes a 63 year...
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Jacqueline Jean Abella

September 26, 1936 - April 7, 2017

Jacqueline Jean Abella, age 80 of Pembroke Pines, Florida, died Friday, April 7, 2017 at St. John Hospital & Medical Center in Detroit. She was born in Detroit on September 26, 1936, daughter of the late John J. and the late Ella Fay (nee: Adkins) Jankowski. Jacqueline leaves to cherish her memory her loving husband of 59 years, Louis Abella. Together, they were blessed to share many wonderful...
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Jessie Mae Connors

November 13, 1933 - April 6, 2017

Jessie Mae Connors, age 83 of Warren, died Thursday, April 6, 2017 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren. She was born November 13, 1933 in Detroit, daughter of the late Harry and the late Edna (nee: Edgerton) Muir. As depicted in the accompanying photo of Jessie, she shared a warm and extraordinary relationship with the love of her life, John, until the two were...
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Gerard Francis Wilock

October 23, 1950 - April 2, 2017

Gerard Francis Wilock, age 66 of Lakeland, Florida, died Sunday, April 2, 2017 at St. John Hospital & Medical Center in Detroit. He was also born in Detroit on October 23, 1950, son of the late Henry A. and the late Annette V. (nee: Schultz) Wilock. Gerard was the beloved brother of Judy Smith-Bosek. Dear uncle of Christopher A. (Crystal) Smith, Matthew R. Smith, and great-uncle of Elizabeth A...
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Mary Ann "Dee" Venezia

October 11, 1939 - April 2, 2017

Mary Ann "Dee" Venezia (nee: Hessen), age 77, died Thursday, April 2, 2017 at her home in Warren. She was born October 11, 1939 in Detroit, Michigan, daughter of the late David and the late Freda (nee: Haddad) Hessen, A loving wife, mother and grandmother, Mary Ann was a caring homemaker who poured her heart and soul into the nurturing of her family, especially her two cherubs,...
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Robert G. Shaw

December 18, 1946 - April 2, 2017

Robert Gordon Shaw, "Bob," age 70, died Sunday, April 2, 2017 at the Autumn Woods Health Care Facility in Warren, Michigan. Bob was born December 18, 1946 in Detroit, Michigan, son of the late Roscoe Breckner Shaw and the late Margaret Ann (nee: Cougler) Shaw. Bob was raised in Detroit and attended both Finney and Osborne High Schools. He later served proudly in the United States Navy aboard...
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Delphine Florence Kobylczyk

November 23, 1933 - March 31, 2017

Delphine F. Kobylczyk, age 83, died on March 31, 2017. She was born Novemeber 23, 1933 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Stanley Ejnowski and the late Anna (nee:Andrejewski) Ejnowski. Delphine was a woman who possessed a host of passions that stirred her heart, none-so-much as the loving relationship she shared with the love of her life, Fred. Together, they shared over 50 wonderful years of...
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Jerry Wilbur Jeffrey

May 10, 1948 - March 30, 2017

Jerry Wilbur Jeffrey, age 68, died suddenly Thursday, March 30, 2017 at his home in Warren, Michigan. Jerry was born May 10, 1948 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, son of the late Hector Jeffrey and the late Helen (nee: Wright) Jeffrey. At the young age of four, Jerry moved with his family to Detroit, Michigan. He was raised on the Southwest side of Detroit graduating from Holy Redeemer Catholic...
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Alma Rita Majcherek

February 16, 1931 - March 28, 2017

Alma Rita Majcherek, age 86 of Warren, died peacefully in her sleep at home on Tuesday, March 28, 2017. She was born February 16, 1931 in Greenway, Arkansas, daughter of the late Earl and the late Beulah (nee: Lovelady) Eubanks. The story of taking on the Majcherek name comes from a fateful meeting that set the vibes of romance in motion one day at a local dating mecca, the infamous Pampa...
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Douglas D'Mont Jeffs

November 4, 1963 - March 27, 2017

Douglas D'Mont Jeffs, age 53 of Warren, died Monday, March 27, 2017 the St. John Hospital & Medical Center in Detroit. He was born November 4, 1963 in Royal Oak, Michigan, son of Delores (nee: Roger) and the late Douglas Jeffs. For employment, Douglas ultimately landed within the realm of the many automotive suppliers, being offered a position at Vehma International. Extending over 24 years of...
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Homer John Hunt

March 10, 1927 - March 27, 2017

Homer John Hunt, age 90, died Monday, March 27, 2017 at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren, Michigan. Homer was born March 10, 1927 in Amherstburg, Canada, son of the late Henry Clay Hunt and the late Elsie (nee: Warren) Hunt. Homer was raised in Amherstburg and graduated from Amherstburg's one room school building. During his youth, Homer worked on Bob-Lo Island. Homer loved his summers...
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Caroline Mary Gumowski

May 13, 1931 - March 25, 2017

Caroline Mary Gumowski, age 85 of Warren, died Saturday, March 25, 2017 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren. She was born May 13, 1931 in Detroit, daughter of the late Joseph and the late Veronica (nee: Malinowski) Kochanski. In telling the story of Caroline, one of the most endearing aspects would definitely have to be the loving relationship she shared with the man...
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Irene C. Vohs

August 7, 1928 - March 24, 2017

Irene C. Vohs, age 88 of Clinton Township, died Friday, March 24, 2017 at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township. A farmer's daughter, Irene was born August 7, 1928 on the family's dairy farm in Warren Township, Michigan to the late Henry and the late Alvera (nee: Grobbel) Ruhlman. A proud graduate of North Branch High School's Class of 1946, it was right about the same time just 3...
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Curtis Anthony Slotta

September 30, 1957 - March 21, 2017

Curtis Anthony Slotta, age 59 of Roseville, died Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at home surrounded by his loving family. Curtis was born September 30, 1957 in Detroit, son of the late Robert Bruno and the late Marion Delores (nee: Ciocca) Slotta. Born in Detroit and raised in Hamtramck, Curtis was a proud graduate of Hamtramck High School, the Class of 1975. This would prove to be quite the...
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Bryan Keith Diegel

February 11, 1962 - March 20, 2017

Bryan Keith Diegel, age 55 of Warren, died Monday, March 20, 2017 at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. He was born February 11, 1962 in Detroit, son of the Clay and the late Christine (nee: Combs) Diegel. Employed as a machine repairman in the automotive industry, Bryan held an appreciation for all things motor related. From his interest in the various car shows that speckled the Michigan...
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Ivan Dale Frisbie, Jr.

January 9, 1933 - March 15, 2017

Ivan D. Jr. "Butch" Frisbie, age 84, died Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren, Michigan. Butch was born January 9, 1933 in Detroit, Michigan, son of the late Ivan Dale Frisbie Sr. and the late Marguerite (nee: Scheibeck) Frisbie. Butch was raised in Detroit and graduated from Denby High School. Following his schooling, he served in the United States Army during...
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Charles Anthony Lipsmeier, Sr.

October 7, 1936 - March 15, 2017

Charles Anthony Lipsmeier Sr., age 80, died Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren, Michigan. Charles was born October 7, 1936 in Dearborn, Michigan, son of the late Virgil Henry Lipsmeier and the late Adele Bernadine (nee: Immethun) Lipsmeier. Charles was raised in Detroit and graduated from St. Paul's on the Lake Catholic School in Grosse Pointe. Following his...
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Dessie Evans

January 3, 1926 - March 15, 2017

Dessie Evans, age 91, died Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at Beaumont Hospital's Grosse Pointe Campus. Dessie was born January 3, 1926 in Detroit, daughter of the late George and the late Pearl (nee: Zubovich) Vukmirovich. Growing up on Russell Street in Detroit, Dessie's eventual dive into the work pool found her at the Hydramatic Transmission Plant that built transmissions for General Motors'...
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Joyce Ann Zalewski

July 5, 1946 - March 12, 2017

Joyce Ann Zalewski, age 70 of Warren, died Sunday, March 12, 2017 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, the Macomb Center in Warren. She was born July 5, 1946, daughter of the late Charles and the late Gladys (nee: Johnson) Miramonti. As a loving homemaker, Joyce tended to the needs of her family with the utmost in tender-loving-care and poured the finest parts of herself into the nurturing of...
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Helena Zielonka

June 4, 1931 - March 11, 2017

Helena Zielonka, age 85 of Sterling Heights, died Saturday, March 11, 2017 at home in Sterling Heights, Michigan.. She was born June 4, 1931 in Jasliska, Poland, daughter of the late Marceli and the late Maria (nee: Kurdyla) Lorenc. Helena was the beloved wife of the late Marian. Dearest mother of Stanley (Mary) Zielonka, Mary (the late Henry) Brodzinski, Anthony (the late Danuta) Zielonka,...
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Louise Elinor Renkowski

July 23, 1928 - March 11, 2017

Louise Elinor Renkowski, age 88 of Warren, died Saturday, March 11, 2017 at the American House Sterling Heights facility in Sterling Heights, Michigan. She was born July 23, 1928 in Detroit, daughter of the late Frank A. Wegener and the late Mary L. (nee; Rabe) Wegener. Like many "Detroiter's" who reached an employable age within the post WWII era, it was off to the automotive giants they...
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Regina Veronica Laskowski

November 18, 1923 - March 8, 2017

Regina Veronica Laskowski, age 93, a resident of Warren, Michigan since 1979, died Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township, Michigan. Regina was born November 18, 1923 in Detroit, Michigan, daughter of the late Stefan Wawrzyniak and the late Stella (nee: Izydorek) Wawrzyniak. Regina was raised in Detroit and graduated from St. Florian Catholic High School....
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Richard Lisiecki

March 4, 1936 - March 8, 2017

Richard Lisiecki, age 81 died Wednesday March 8, 2017 at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren, Michigan. Richard was born March 4, 1936 in Detroit, Michigan the son of the late William John Lisiecki and the late Agnes (nee: Hojnacki) Lisiecki. A "HamTown Boy" who grew up in Detroit, Richard attained his educational footing at Pershing High School prior to heading out into the work world. At a...
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Darlene Lucille Buffa

August 11, 1939 - March 5, 2017

Darlene Lucille Buffa, age 77 of Roseville, died Sunday, March 5, 2017 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren. She was born August 11, 1939 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, daughter of the late Harold and the late Delima (nee: Soucie) Nantais. Hailing from Windsor, Ontario, Canada, life would ultimately find Darlene relocating to Michigan where she attended private school and...
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Edith Magdalene Bush

November 18, 1934 - March 3, 2017

Edith Magdalene Bush, age 82, died Friday, March 3, 2017 at home surrounded by her loving family. Edith was born November 18, 1934 in Castlewood, Virginia to the late James Alfred Fields and the late Eliza Fields (nee Belcher). Edith would spend her childhood years growing up and attending school in Castlewood. For many years she rode the bus with a young man named Fred Bush,... these rides to...
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Mignonette Mary Nash

November 18, 1930 - March 2, 2017

Mignonette Mary Nash (nee: Pawlowski), age 86, died Tuesday, March 2, 2017 at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren, Michigan. Mignonette was born November 18, 1930 in Harbor Beach, Michigan, daughter of the late Clemens Pawlowski and the late Anna (nee: Susalla) Pawlowski. Mignonette was raised on the family farm in Harbor Beach and graduated from Our Lady of Lake Huron High School. Following...
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Ann Marie Tilli

September 8, 1919 - February 28, 2017

Anna Marie Tilli, age 97, a longtime resident of Warren, Michigan died Thursday, February 28, 2017 at the Oakview Medical Care Facility in Ludington, Michigan. Anna was born September 8, 1919 in Karavukovo, Yugoslavia, daughter of the late George and the late Theresa (nee: Himmelsbach) Lang. Anna was the beloved wife of the late Matthew. Dear mother of Robert Tilli and Jack (Janine) Tilli....
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Andrew Eugene Hadella, Jr.

January 14, 1933 - February 28, 2017

Andrew Eugene Hadella Jr., age 84 of Warren, died peacefully at home on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. Andrew was born January 14, 1933 in Hamtramck to the late Andrew Eugene and the late Clara (nee: Malkowski) Hadella. With thanks and praise from a grateful nation, we pay homage to Andrew for his service to our country as a soldier in the U.S. Army during the...
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Kathleen Julianne Brennan

February 18, 1931 - February 26, 2017

Kathleen Julianne Brennan, age 86 of Croswell, returned home to her Heavenly Father on Sunday, February 26, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. She was born February 18, 1931 in Detroit, daughter of the late Michael James "Jim" and the late Lula (nee: Granger) Higgins. Kathleen was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She is survived by her loving husband of 64 years, Robert Brennan,...
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Harold Joseph Karpinski

October 18, 1918 - February 25, 2017

Harold Joseph Karpinski, age 98 of Roseville, died Saturday, February 25, 2017 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren. He was born October 18, 1918 in Detroit, son of the late Anthony and the late Agnes (nee: Miotke) Karpinski. If a book were to be written about the life and times of Harold Karpinski, one of the most important mentions or chapters would definitely need to...
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Sean Anthony Monticciolo

August 1, 1978 - February 22, 2017

Sean Anthony Monticciolo, age 38, died Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan following a courageous battle against cancer. Sean was born August 1, 1978 in Detroit, Michigan, son of John Monticciolo and Robin (nee: Toal) Quarterman. Sean was raised in Warren and graduated from Lincoln High School, Class of 1996, where he excelled at baseball and also played in...
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Richard Paul Wronski

September 27, 1962 - February 20, 2017

Richard Paul Wronski, age 54 of Shelby Township, died Monday, February 20, 2017 at the Beaumont Medical Clinic in Sterling Heights, Michigan. He was born September 27, 1962 in Detroit, son of Paul Wronski and Virginia (nee: McCarthy) Wronski. Employed as a driver for the SMART transportation services, Richard was the perfect guy for the job as he possessed quite a gregarious and infectious...
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Margot Hall

July 18, 1930 - February 19, 2017

Margot Hall (nee: Margarita Llambias), age 86 and a Warren resident since 1962, died Sunday, February 19, 2017 at the Heartland Health Care Center in Sterling Heights, Michigan. She was born July 18, 1930 in the city of Gibraltor, located in the United Kingdom. Margot was the beloved wife of the late Kenneth George Hall, with whom she shared a wonderful life after exchanging their vows of...
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Norbert Kuhr, Jr.

March 18, 1945 - February 18, 2017

Norbert Kuhr Jr., age 71, died on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at St. John Hospital & Medical Center In Detroit, Michigan. He was born March 18, 1945 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Norbert Albert Kuhr and the late Lillian (nee: Clinchok) Kuhr. At the age of 21, Norbert answered the call of his country and served as a sailor in the U.S. Navy from June 1966 to June 1968 during the Vietnam War...
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Jeffrey Glenn Harris

October 13, 1961 - February 15, 2017

Jeffrey Glenn Harris, age 55 of Warren, died Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at home. He was born October 13, 1961 in Odessa, Texas, son of James Robert Harris and the late Gloria Ann Harris. Originally from the state of Texas, Jeffrey roots ran deep in the lone star state and were never "entirely" uprooted throughout his 25 plus years here in Michigan. Therein, it was no surprise when he made...
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Gary Michael Smith

April 29, 1953 - February 14, 2017

Gary Michael Smith, age 63 of Sterling Heights, died Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at his residence. He was born April 29, 1953 in Detroit, son of the late Herbert A. and the late Geraldine M. (nee: Hurkett) Smith. Gary was a simple man with simple interests and, like most guys, truly enjoyed his sporting pleasures,…especially when it came to football. Yet he wasn't all that particular as...
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Mary Ann Harbour

February 7, 1933 - February 10, 2017

Mary Ann Harbour, age 84 of Warren, died Friday, February 10, 2017 at home surrounded by her loved ones. She was born February 7, 1933 in Hamtramck, daughter of the late Andrew and the late Anna (nee: Pruzinsky) Jeno. Mary Ann was the beloved wife of the late William J. Harbour. Cherished sister of John (the late Dorothy) Jeno and Helen (Pete) Mulhern. Dearest mother of Roseanne (Robert) Kott,...
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Robert Ray Rudy II

April 10, 1957 - February 9, 2017

Robert Ray Rudy II, age 59, died Thursday, February 9, 2017. He was born April 10, 1957 in Detroit, son of Robert and Marion (nee: Redmon) Rudy. A former resident of Warren for many years, Robert had made his way up north where he settled in the quiet community of Oscoda. He was blessed to enjoy 3 wonderful years in some of Michigan's most beautiful surroundings where he could be more free and...
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Robert Frank Stevens

September 1, 1952 - February 9, 2017

Robert Frank Stevens, age 64 of Warren, died Thursday, February 9, 2017 at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan. He was born September 1, 1952 in Hamtramck, son of the late Samuel and the late Laura (nee: Chellew) Stevens. When Robert managed to find some personal time, his pleasures kept him close to home as that is where he thrived. In a nutshell, Robert was known to be a lover of nature...
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Emilie Henrietta Dettloff

May 24, 1921 - February 7, 2017

Emilie Dettloff, age 95 of Warren, died February 7, 2017 in Tampa, Florida of "natural causes". She was moved to Florida in 2013 due to suffering advanced dementia and incompetency. Emilie resided in a very beautiful and caring assisted living facility until December of 2016, and was then placed in a nursing home due to her on-going decline. Emilie had the comfort, love and visits by her...
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Elizabeth "Betty" Dostert

June 15, 1939 - February 7, 2017

Elizabeth "Betty" Dostert, age 77, died Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at Beaumont Hospital in Troy. Betty was born June 15, 1939 in Canada to the late Mike and the late Evangeline (nee: Mars) Gliganich. Betty would reside in Canada until age 12 at which time her family moved to Detroit. On the day that Betty was enrolling at Annuciation Catholic School, a young man by the name of Gerald Dostert...
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Kimberley Therese Kraus

March 25, 1959 - February 5, 2017

Kimberley Therese Kraus, age 57, died Sunday, February 5, 2017 at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren, Michigan. Kimberley was born March 25, 1959 in Detroit, Michigan, daughter of the late Henry Kraus and the late Mary (nee: Koenig) Kraus. Kimberley was raised in Warren and attended Warren Woods High School. After her schooling, Kimberley worked as a caregiver for her family members. When...
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Betty DeGrandchamp

March 7, 1926 - February 5, 2017

Betty DeGrandchamp, age 90, died Sunday, February 5, 2017 at her home in Warren, Michigan surrounded by her loving family. Betty was born March 7, 1926 in Wales, United Kingdom, daughter of the late William George Edmunds and the late Beatrice Mary (nee: Jenkins) Edmunds. Betty came with her family to the United States at the very young age of two. She was raised in Detroit, Michigan and...
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Marlene Joyce Nowakowski

August 30, 1937 - February 5, 2017

Marlene Joyce Nowakowski, age 79 of Warren, died Sunday, February 5, 2017 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born August 30, 1937 in Detroit, daughter of the late Ernest and the late Lucille (nee: Gasloli) Breckner. Marlene was the beloved wife of the late James. Dear mother of Bob (Cynthia) Nowakowski, Paul (Pamela) Nowakowski, and Steve (Kathleen) Nowakowski. Loving grandmother...
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Lois Ann Oser

November 24, 1940 - February 4, 2017

Lois Ann Oser, age 76, died Saturday, February 4, 2017 at the Heartland Healthcare Facility in Sterling Heights. Lois was born November 24, 1940 in Detroit to the late George E. and the late Frances A. (nee Hiljer) Oser. Born and raised in the 6 Mile & Van Dyke area of Detroit, school and church were both in close proximity for Lois. Her place of worship was Holy Name Catholic Church, and...
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Irene Theresa Tadrzynski

August 9, 1927 - February 3, 2017

Irene Theresa Tadrzynski, age 89, died Friday, February 3, 2017 at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren, Michigan. Irene was born August 9, 1927 in Detroit, Michigan, daughter of the late Anthony Sabalinski and the late Bernice (nee: Rozniak) Sabalinski. Irene was raised on the east side of Detroit and learned to speak English in the first grade having learned Polish as her first language...
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Joseph Casimer Filarski

March 21, 1919 - February 3, 2017

Joseph Casimer Filarski, age 97, died Friday, February 3, 2017 at the Brookdale Assisted Living Facility in Utica, Michigan. Joseph was born March 21, 1919 in Detroit ,Michigan, son of the late Joseph Casimer Filarski and the late Helena (nee: Steinhebel) Filarski. Joseph's career path led him into the realm of the automotive world where he worked and retired as a Tool & Die Maker for the...
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Joseph John Deredzinski, Jr.

February 14, 1932 - February 3, 2017

Joseph John Deredzinski Jr., age 84, died Friday, February 3, 2017 at his home in Warren surrounded by his loving family. Joseph was born February 14, 1932 in Detroit to the late Joseph John and Agnes (nee: Dudek) Deredzinski. Joseph was born and raised in the city of Detroit and graduated from Detroit Catholic Central High School. Following his graduation from high school, Joseph joined...
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Rita Mary VerHoven

July 3, 1919 - February 1, 2017

Rita Mary VerHoven, age 97 of Warren, died Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at the Windemere Park Assisted Living facility in Warren. She was born July 3, 1919 in Detroit, daughter of the late Aloysius and the late Rose (nee: Kaltz) VerHoven. Retired for the past 25 years, that would mean that Rita remained at her place of business until the age of 72,...something almost unheard of that long ago....
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Joseph John Wojtyla Klenczar

January 3, 1957 - January 30, 2017

Joseph J.W. Klenczar, age 60, died Monday, January 30, 2017 at St. John Providence Hospital. Joseph was born in Detroit on January 3, 1957 to the late Norman Anthony Klenczar and Delores Antionette Slezak (nee Czajkowski). Texas A&M University at Galveston announces the passing of Captain Joseph J.W. Klenczar. Capt. Klenczar was the Master of the Texas A&M Maritime Academy training ship...
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Henry Otto Plegue

July 3, 1959 - January 30, 2017

Henry Otto Plegue, age 57, died suddenly January 30, 2017 at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren, Michigan. Henry was born July 3, 1959 in Mount Clemens, Michigan, son of the late William and Regina Plegue. Henry was raised in Clinton Township, Michigan and graduated from Clintondale High School, the Class of 1977. After his schooling, Henry pursued his love of the culinary arts and became...
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George Robert Smith

November 12, 1969 - January 28, 2017

George Robert Smith "Rob", age 47 of Roseville, died Saturday, January 28, 2017 at home surrounded by his loved ones. He was born November 12, 1969 in Pikeville, Kentucky, son of Gilford and Deanna (nee: Smith) Lawson. Though one of Rob's favorite things to do had become hangin' out with his Little Buddy & son, Shane, the responsibilities of being a husband and father compelled him to make...
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Mary Ann Ewart

June 5, 1939 - January 28, 2017

Mary Ann Ewart, age 77 of Warren, died Saturday, January 28, 2017 at the Shelby Nursing Center in Shelby Township, Michigan. She was born June 5, 1939 in Detroit, daughter of the late Chester and the late Anne (nee: Kopydlowski) Konal. A loving wife, mother and grandmother, Mary Ann's family was the center of her world and provided her joy beyond expression. More than merely a homemaker, Mary...
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Amelia Jane Dunning

June 11, 1942 - January 28, 2017

Amelia Jane Dunning, age 74 of Harrison Township, died Saturday, January 28, 2017 at the Evangelical Home in Sterling Heights. She was born June 11, 1942 in Heidrick, Kentucky, daughter of the late Matt and the late Jean (nee: Hubbard) Hammons. Amelia was the beloved mother of Patricia (George) Bennett, David Ledington, Joseph Dunning, and the late Theresa Dunning. Loving grandmother of...
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Thomas Paul Finch

September 16, 1958 - January 27, 2017

Thomas Paul Finch, age 58 of Warren, died Friday, January 27, 2017 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren. He was born September 16, 1958 in Highland Park, son of the late Francis and the late Virginia (nee: Cavazos) Finch. A machinist by trade in the automotive industry, Tom's best work was found in the charitable and philanthropic outreaches he was an integral part of...
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Olga Veta S. Wiecek

March 19, 1929 - January 26, 2017

Olga Veta S. Wiecek, age 87 of Warren, died Thursday, January 26, 2017 at the Warren Woods Health & Rehabilitation Center in Warren. She was born March 19, 1929 in Detroit, daughter of the late Angelo and the late Philomena (nee: Vennettilli) Veta. Olga was the beloved wife of Frank. Dear mother of Karen (the late Edward) Hand. Loving grandmother of Kristina (Guillermo) Chavarria, Jimmy Hand,...
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Betty Opimach

March 31, 1929 - January 26, 2017

Betty Opimach, age 87 of Warren, died Thursday, January 26, 2017 at the Shelby Nursing Center in Shelby Township, Michigan. She was born March 31, 1929 in Detroit, daughter of the late Frank and the late Annie (nee: Vavrek) Kotyuk. Betty was the beloved wife of Joseph. Dear mother of Pamela (Andrew) Werner, Kim (Norm) Garant, and Sandra (Glenn) Lucas. She was also the loving grandmother of...
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Sharon Ann Wells

September 16, 1958 - January 26, 2017

Sharon A. Wells, age 58, died Thursday, January 26, 2017 at home surrounded by her loving family. Sharon was born September 16, 1958 in Pontiac to Evelyn and the late Jesse Wells. As a young girl, Sharon grew up in what was then the thriving automobile town in Oakland County called Pontiac. She attended Pontiac Public Schools and then went right to work for General Motors where she began her...
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Radomir "Savov" Djurovic

May 14, 1930 - January 26, 2017

Radomir "Savov" Djurovic, age 86 of Warren, died Thursday, January 26, 2017 at St. John Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. He was the beloved son of the late Savo and the late Ljubica (nee; Djokic) Djurovic. Radomir was born May 14, 1930 in Danilovgrad, Montenegro. After a couple of months, he and his parents moved to Beograd where he grew up in the city until his mid 30's. He loved his beloved...
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Nicholas Martin Scrafano, Jr.

December 9, 1978 - January 23, 2017

Nicholas Martin Scrafano Jr., age 38 of Warren, died Monday, January 23, 2017 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Oakland Center in Madison Heights. He was born December 9, 1978 in Detroit, son of Josephine (nee: Scroy) and the late Nicholas Scrafano Sr. Nicholas was the beloved son of Josephine and the late Nicholas Scrafano Sr. Cherished fiancé of Autumn Bolin, and loving father of...
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Jennifer Susan Popp

July 12, 1969 - January 23, 2017

Jennifer Susan Popp "Jenni", age 47, died suddenly January 23, 2017 in Sterling Heights, Michigan. Jennifer was born July 12, 1969 in Detroit, Michigan, daughter of the late James and Mary Popp. Jennifer was raised in Detroit where she attended Assumption Grotto Catholic Grade School and later graduating from Bishop Gallagher Catholic High School. Following graduation, Jenni went to work...
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Joan Marie Motyka

October 1, 1935 - January 23, 2017

Joan Marie Motyka , age 81, died Monday, January 23, 2017 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren. She was born October 1, 1935 in Detroit, Michigan to the late John Bara and the late Anna (nee: Kapanowski) Bara. For 60 years, Joan shared a home and nurtured a loving and devoted relationship with her soulmate and sweetheart, Leonard. The two became husband & wife on May 12...
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Eleanore Pauline Pietrangelo

December 11, 1928 - January 22, 2017

Eleanore Pauline Pietrangelo, age 88 of Roseville, died Sunday, January 22, 2017 at McLaren Macomb Hospital in Mt. Clemens, Michigan. She was born December 11, 1928 in Detroit, daughter of the late Aloysius and the late Anna (nee: Temrowski) Lamparski. Eleanore's career was centered in the field of education where the impact she made was highly regarded and esteemed. Having obtained the...
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James Edward Salisbury

July 24, 1930 - January 21, 2017

James Edward Salisbury, age 86, a lifetime resident of Warren, Michigan, died Saturday, January 21, 2017 at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren, Michigan. James was born July 24, 1930 in Detroit, Michigan, son of the late James Edward Salisbury and the late Mary Alice (nee: Hamden) Salisbury. James was raised in Warren and at the early age of 18 entered the military where he served in the...
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Guenter Neumann

May 15, 1925 - January 21, 2017

Guenter Neumann, age 91 of Sterling Heights, died Saturday, January 21, 2017 at Autumn Wood Health Care Facility in Warren. Guenter was born May 15, 1925 in Offenburg, Germany in the Black Forest region. Following retirement, Guenter continued to enjoy his hobby of tinkering around his home and tendng to his yard. He was extremely proud of his German heritage, yet held his greatest love and...
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Antoinena Castanza

December 16, 1920 - January 20, 2017

Antoinena Castanza, age 96, died Friday, January 20, 2017 at her residence in Warren, Michigan. Antoinena was born December 16, 1920 in Detroit, Michigan, the daughter of Frank and Fortunata Castanza. Mrs. Castanza was the beloved wife of the late David Love and is also survived by her numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews. Mrs. Castanza will lie in state Tuesday, 9...
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Ernest Carroll Byrd, Jr.

July 4, 1946 - January 15, 2017

Ernest Carroll Byrd Jr., age 70, a lifetime resident of Warren, died Sunday, January 15, 2017 at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren, Michigan. Mr. Byrd was born July 4, 1946 in a house in Pickwick, Tennessee, son of the late Ernest Carroll Byrd Sr. and the late Jessie Ruth (nee: Milender) Byrd. At the young age of two, Ernie arrived on a train with his mother to meet his father who had...
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Kenneth John Edwards

December 27, 1969 - January 13, 2017

Kenneth John Edwards, age 47, died unexpectedly on Friday, January 13, 2017 in Fishers, Indiana. Kenneth was born December 27, 1969, the son of William Louis and Frances Marie Edwards, and was raised in Warren, Michigan. Ken attended and graduated from De LaSalle Collegiate High School, a proud member of the Class of 1988. Ken then attended GMI Engineering & Management Institute,...
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