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“So many memories...We've shared some happy, sad , and just plain old Crazy times. Recently I had the pleasure of spending some nice, quiet, alone...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Gayle Rowbotham - Avoca, MI

“We are so very sorry for your family's loss. Melinda always treated me and my kids as her own family. <3 ”
2 of 9 | Posted by: Jennifer Armour - MI - Family

“Miss MelindaYou came into my life at a perfect time. Great listener, and often your opinion, which I took as someone who had been there and done it...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: KIM TEGGERDINE - HOWELL, MI

“I shall miss you always. ”
4 of 9 | Posted by: Pat Carland - Madison Heights, MI

“You will be missed. I wish we had more time to grow old. I shall miss a good daughter and a friend. ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: Pat Carland - Madison Heights

“Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted Matthew 5:4. May God surround your family with the comfort only He can give. We are...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Sharon Beheler - Boiling Springs, SC

“Thank you for the wonderful childhood memories that I shared with you. You were my second mom and I loved you so I always will. Keep watch over us...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Karmain Klekotka - Family Friend

“Melinda, Rest in Peace.Melinda was one of the most caring persons I had the pleasure of knowing. Your life was devoted to caring for your family...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Rick Ragsdale - Novi, MI - Friend

“I will miss you, Old Friend. Memories of all our school days and hanging out at your house will remain in my thoughts forever. Love and prayers to...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Deborah Schultz - Oak Park, MI


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 a career path directed her to the world of food service where she spent countless hours bringing joy and satisfaction to the bellies of many happy customers. Melinda worked at a number of fine restaurants, golf courses and banquet facilities, most notably the TPC Golf Course in Dearborn and the Renaissance Center in downtown Detroit. "Service with a smile" was something you could always expect and depend on if you were in the caring hands of Melinda.

And not merely through work, Melinda's "caring hands" touched the lives of many as she journeyed this sod and impacted their hearts immensely,…some of whom she may never have realized. It was simply the fabric of which she was woven, and caring for others just came naturally for her. For so many of the souls that crossed her path, Melinda was a caregiver extraordinaire.

Though there were many interests that Melinda enjoyed when she wasn't on the job, the instant remembrance that floods most people's minds when thinking of her is how deeply and fervently she loved the beach. On her trips south to the warm & sunny climate of Florida, Melinda managed to create a lasting tradition for herself as a beachcomber,…bathing under the sun and in the refreshing waters at the beaches of Clearwater, St. Pete's, and Tampa. Though there were probably a few other oases that she basked in over the years, the aforementioned locations were the havens of pleasure that seemed to top her list.

But of all that made her the happiest, nothing could come close to the matchless delight that accompanied any and all moments spent in the company of family,…especially those special cherubs, her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Family meant the world to Melinda, and making those valuable memories to treasure is what life was all about for her. Her children were the light of her life, but we all know that Grandma's hold a special appeal that just can't be topped,…and Melinda's reality was no different. She loved watching and babysitting her little munchkins, and there's been no greater supporter than she when it came to all of the various events that filled their lives, events of which she never missed. When they needed a banner-waver, Grandma Melinda was their loudest voice and motivational inspiration. "GMA" was the Whip!

A loving mother, grandmother and sister, Melinda leaves behind a legacy of love to be embraced with each reflection shared. Though she leaves us far too soon in the scheme of things, may God fill that void with the warm & loving memories that have been created and shared together. She will be missed immensely and loved eternally.

Melinda was the beloved mother of Cheron (Kristian) Gennette, Teri (Michael) Szafranski and Shawn (Dana) Osowski. Dearest sister of James (Sally) Kemp, Jane (Tom) Barton, Bill (Gina) Carland, Jeff Carland, the late Melanie Carland, and the late David Carland. She was the loving grandmother of Brandon, Taylor, and Rachel Gennette; Damon, Devon, Mike, Dylan, and Tiara Szafranski; and Zachary, Samantha, and Nathan Osowski. Cherished great-grandmother of Skylar, Maci, Jaxon, Stella and Dean.

Visitation for Melinda will be held on Saturday, December 2nd from 5 - 9 pm, with a 7 pm Eulogy Service, at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 ½ Mile Rd.) in Warren.

Memorial donations are welcomed to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Michigan, 21311 Civic Center Drive, Southfield, MI 48076.

Please share memories of Melinda at her memory book above.