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Obituaries

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Wanda Maxine Studaker

September 1, 1929 - November 24, 2014
Harrison Township, Michigan
Wanda Maxine Studaker entered the world on the first of September, 1929, the youngest child of Myrtle (nee French) and Ira Cook. She grew up in Cros...

Joseph Francis Murphy,"Joe"

September 3, 1956 - November 22, 2014
Macomb Township, Michigan
Joseph Francis Murphy, age 58 of Macomb, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loved ones on November 22, 2014.

Born in Detroit, Michigan on S...

Helen Barbara Smolinski

January 19, 1924 - November 19, 2014
Utica, Michigan
Helen Barbara Smolinski (Shedlock) passed away peacefully in her sleep on November 19, 2014 surrounded by her loving family.

She is survived by ...

Ted Peitzsch

May 26, 1926 - November 18, 2014
Clinton Township, Michigan
Wilfred Ernest Garfield Peitzsch, known lovingly as "Ted," passed away on November 18, 2014 at the age of eighty-eight. Ted was born on May 26, 1926 ...

Dorothy Jean Leo

August 3, 1926 - November 17, 2014
Chesterfield, Michigan
Dorothy Jean Leo passed away on November 17, 2014 at the age of eighty-eight.

Born in Detroit, Michigan to John and Rose George (née Balagna) on...

Say Yang Lee

January 1, 1940 - October 19, 2014
Clinton Township, Michigan
Say Yang Lee, age 74 of Clinton Township, passed away surrounded by his loving family on October 19, 2014. Born to the late Cha Lee and Choua Lo in ...

Judith"Judy"Irene Borka

October 22, 1942 - October 18, 2014
Harrison Township, Michigan
Judith Irene Borka, age 71 of Harrison Township, passed away on October 18, 2014. "Judy," as she was affectionately known, proudly owned and operated...

Arthur Phillip Holland

September 29, 1940 - October 14, 2014
Clinton Township, Michigan
Arthur Phillip Holland, age 74, of Clinton Township, died Tuesday, October 14, 2014, at his Elizabethtown, Ky. home. He was a devout member of St. Pa...

Elizabeth Ann Hovarter

December 17, 1942 - October 13, 2014
Shelby Township, Michigan
Elizabeth Ann Hovarter of Shelby Township passed away October 13th, 2014 at the age of 71. Elizabeth is survived by her mother, Helen Hromy; son, ...

Barbara Ann O'Connor

October 16, 1940 - October 9, 2014
Shelby Township, Michigan
Barbara Ann O'Connor, age 73 of Shelby Township, passed away October 9, 2014. Barbara was an Insurance Claims Clerk for many years, a dutiful church ...

Steven"Steve"Paul Alfes

April 26, 1955 - October 7, 2014
Harrison Township, Michigan
Steven Paul Alfes, age 59 of Harrison Township, passed away surrounded by his loving family and friends on October 7, 2014.

"Steve" retired as a L...

Richard James Kronner

November 22, 1930 - October 5, 2014
Chesterfield, Michigan
Richard is survived by his loving wife, Angeline (nee Scalici); children, Cheryl (Jim) Kouri, Edward (Lori), Jean (Michael) Wilson, (Thomas Neumann...

William"Bill"Vesper Owen III

June 5, 1945 - October 1, 2014
Macomb Township, Michigan
William Vesper Owen III, age sixty-nine of Macomb Township and known affectionately as "Bill", passed away October 1st, 2014 after a long illness. Bi...

Dilva Ferrari

February 15, 1930 - September 28, 2014
Sterling Heights, Michigan
Dilva Ferrari, age 84 of Sterling Heights, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loved ones on September 28, 2014. Dilva was a loving wife to the ...

Douglas Glenn Allor

July 30, 1947 - September 23, 2014
Macomb, Michigan
A more personal tribute is being composed by Doug's family. Please check back periodically. Thank you....

Mary Ruth Watson

June 13, 1935 - September 19, 2014
Roscommon, Michigan
Mary Ruth Watson (née Mudd), age 79 of Lenox Township and formerly of St. Clair Shores and Roscommon, Michigan; passed away September 19, 2014, surr...

Georgios"George"Dimitrios Theofanopoulos, Sr.

August 14, 1927 - September 14, 2014
Macomb Township, Michigan
Georgios Dimitrios Theofanopoulos was born on August 14, 1927 in Tripi-Sparta, Greece. His father Dimitrios and mother Metaxia welcomed him. His si...

Mary Lou Otto

September 9, 2014
Roseville, Michigan
Mary Lou Otto (Stahl), age 86 of Roseville, passed away peacefully on September 9, 2014. Mary Lou was the mother of Barbara (Mike Nakamura), Kathlee...

Clara Edna Sellors

August 27, 1935 - September 9, 2014
Macomb Township, Michigan
Clara Edna Sellors, age 79, of Macomb, Michigan passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on September 9, 2014. Clara will be remembered for ...

Douglas"Doug"Peter Drake

June 25, 1954 - September 8, 2014
Macomb Township, Michigan
Doug was a master carpenter, a natural teacher and above all, a beloved family man who left this world too soon. He passed away on September 8, 2014...

Amy Frances Wuestewald

December 22, 1935 - September 7, 2014
Macomb Township, Michigan
Amy Frances Wuestewald entered into the world three days before Christmas Day in the year 1935. Born the youngest of three girls to Leonard and Marce...

Petrina Boyd (Terranova)

February 20, 1941 - September 6, 2014
Macomb Township, Michigan
Petrina Boyd, age 73 of Macomb Township, passed away on September 6, 2014. Petrina was employed by General Safety for 25 years and retired from Piper...

Anthony Joseph"Tony"Vitale

October 28, 1927 - September 6, 2014
Macomb Township, Michigan
Anthony "Tony" Joseph Vitale passed away after a long illness on September 6, 2014. He was 86.

Tony was born October 28, 1927 in Detroit, Michi...

Zachary Lyle TenHopen

July 6, 1992 - August 28, 2014
Macomb, Michigan
Zachary Lyle TenHopen, age 22 of Macomb Township, passed away August 28, 2014. Zach was a 2010 graduate of Lutheran North High School and was attend...

William James Bill Frontiera, Sr.

October 12, 1924 - August 24, 2014
Chesterfield Township, Michigan
William "Bill" James was born October 12, 1924 to Jasper and Mary (Adragna) Frontiera, in Saginaw, Michigan. His parents had immigrated from Sicily ...

Richard Rickman Rapp

May 16, 1944 - August 19, 2014
Harrison Township, Michigan
Richard Rickman Rapp, age 70 of Harrison Township, passed away August 19, 2014. Founder of Lakepointe Excavating established in 1978.
Survived by hi...

Bella Martines Ciaramitaro

September 16, 1922 - August 18, 2014
Chesterfield, Michigan
Bella Theresa Martines Ciaramitaro came into this world on very late summer's day in 1922 in Detroit. Henry Ford's $5-a-day wage had brought scores...

William"Bill"August Knies, Jr.

July 5, 1932 - August 16, 2014
Clinton Township, Michigan
"A Life Well Lived"

In Loving Memory
of
William "Bill" August Knies, Jr.

July 5, 1932 - August 16, 2014

Our country witnessed some memora...

Gloria Jean Oleksiak

June 28, 1946 - August 16, 2014
Macomb, Michigan
Gloria Jean Oleksiak wore many titles during her sixty-eight years on Earth. From "counselor" and "surrogate mother," to "best friend" and "listening...

Frank Million

July 20, 1946 - August 14, 2014
Clinton Township, Michigan
Frank Million, age 68 of Clinton Township, passed away August 14, 2014. Frank retired from Ford Automotive as a Quality Inspector in 1998 after thirt...

Joseph Michael Musser

September 10, 1936 - August 14, 2014
Macomb, Michigan
Survived by his loving wife, Rosalie; children, Susan (Michael) Yurgin, Diane (Gary) Valice, Joseph (Kristina), Mary Dereszewski, and Michael; gr...

Robert Richard DeRey, Sr.

November 14, 1944 - August 11, 2014
Macomb, Michigan
Robert Richard DeRey, age 69 of Macomb, passed away August 11, 2014.
Robert is survived by his loving wife, Mary (Pawloski); sons, Robert Jr. (Ann) ...

Robert Thies

June 16, 1937 - August 8, 2014
Warren, Michigan
Robert was the dearest husband of Maria (DaSilva). Loving father of Carla (Robert) DeVito, Michelle Winquist, and Christopher Thies. And most of al...

Rosa (Bruglio) Asaro

March 24, 1929 - August 7, 2014
Macomb, Michigan
Rosa Asaro met life head-on with its challenges and like a cat with nine lives, survived them all. Born in Detroit on the eve of the Great Depressio...

Donald Joseph Wandzel, Sr.

January 1, 1937 - August 3, 2014
Macomb Township, Michigan
Donald was born on New Year's Day, 1937 in Detroit to Joseph and Celia (nee Novak) Wandzel and grew up in Hamtramck. After graduation from Hamtramck...

Antonino Milana

April 16, 1931 - August 2, 2014
Shelby Township, Michigan
Antonino Milana led a fascinating life. How many other people leave their hometown by foot to find work in a neighboring country? Tony or Nino, a...

Lirjan Muci

September 23, 1971 - July 31, 2014
Macomb Township, Michigan

Gregory Robert Peterson

April 12, 1949 - July 26, 2014
Lexington, Michigan
Greg Peterson, 65, passed away unexpectedly on July 26, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Mary Grace, his two daughters, Cara and Rae, his siblings, ...

Meryn Elizabeth Hodges

June 1, 2004 - July 24, 2014
Clinton Township, Michigan
When Meryn Elizabeth Hodges closed her eyes to playfully imagine, there is no doubt she could easily envision herself in an elegant, purple dress, be...

Srecko Vasilkovski

February 12, 1942 - July 23, 2014
Macomb Township, Michigan
Srecko Vasilkovski, age seventy-three of Macomb Township, passed away July 23, 2014. Loving husband of Krstana; dear father of "Suzi" Simich and Sylv...

Gerard"Jerry"Adrian Corneille

November 1, 1941 - July 20, 2014
Clinton Township, Michigan
Gerard (Jerry) Corneille, age 72. Great Dad of Joseph P. Corneille and Wendy M. Lincoln (Billy). Loving Grandfather of Adam Gerard Corneille and Al...

Janet Marie Roodbeen

December 24, 1940 - July 10, 2014
Clay Township, Michigan
With her zest for life and a matchless adventurous spirit, Janet Marie Roodbeen made every effort to live her life to fullest. She never waited for a...

Charles Turner Lock

October 20, 1917 - July 2, 2014
Macomb Township, Michigan
Charles Turner Lock, age 96, passed away July 2, 2014. He was born the year the United States entered the first World War, on October 20, 1917, to G...

Dennis James Muha

November 3, 1953 - July 2, 2014
Warren Center, Michigan
Dennis James Muha, age 60 of Warren, passed away July 2, 2014. He was the owner of Stacie Tire for 13 years, deeply religious and a very loving famil...

Scott Thomas Baerman

June 29, 1964 - June 30, 2014
Mount Clemens, Michigan
It is with great sadness that the family of Scott Baerman of Mt. Clemens, Mich., announces his sudden death from a heart attack in Alpena, Mich., one...

Martha Ann Moore

December 20, 1951 - June 27, 2014
Macomb, Michigan
Martha Ann Moore began her journey of life on the cold day of December 20, 1951 in Detroit, Michigan. She was the second of five children born to Ray...

William"Bill"Paul Pearce

February 7, 1945 - June 24, 2014
Macomb, Michigan
The year 1945 would bring in a host of notable events across the United States; World War Two would come to a close, the Detroit Tigers would beat th...

Gwendolyn Mary Welicki

April 14, 1931 - June 18, 2014
Mount Clemens, Michigan
Gwendolyn Mary Welicki, age 83, passed away June 18, 2014. Gwen was employed for thirty years as a Nurse's Aide at the Rehabilitation Institute of Mi...

Brian Lee Stewart

August 16, 1963 - June 16, 2014
Ira Township, Michigan
While some people thrive on the compliments and the notoriety they receive after having done some good deed, there are others who shun the spotlight....

Mary Alice Gawlowski

September 30, 1953 - June 13, 2014
Macomb Township, Michigan
Mary Alice Gawlowski, age 60 of Macomb Twp., passed away June 13, 2014 after a courageous battle with melanoma cancer. Beloved wife of thirty years t...

Dominic Joseph Gulino, Jr.

August 3, 1917 - May 31, 2014
Auburn Hills, Michigan
He lived through two World Wars, the terms of seventeen Presidents, survived an economic depression and saw everything from the invention of the car ...

Julie Anne Haddad

September 1, 1961 - May 24, 2014
Clinton Township, Michigan
From Julie's dad, John:

Julie Anne Haddad (nee Krause), 52, of Clinton Township, Michigan, Passed away peacefully after a long and courageous batt...

Don Ferrell Stewart

October 17, 1941 - May 24, 2014
Ira Township, Michigan
While the country was in the midst of a second world war, Joe Dimaggio was beginning his first of a fifty-six game hitting streak and the silver scre...

Esther Lee Adams

October 16, 1917 - May 23, 2014
Clinton Township, Michigan
If you did not have the pleasure of knowing Esther Adams personally, you may have been a bit puzzled at first when learning about her life. How was t...

Ruth Ann Barbu

March 12, 1940 - May 19, 2014
Macomb Township, Michigan
It was in the small southern town of Alva, Kentucky where Ruth Ann Barbu entered this world on the spring day of March 12, 1940. She was the second o...

Michael J. Clancy

December 4, 1934 - May 19, 2014
Macomb, Michigan
It is often said that actions speak louder than words. This could not have been truer when applied to the life of Michael J. Clancy. He may have been...

Delores M. McDonald

December 5, 1929 - May 15, 2014
Grand Blanc, Michigan
Her Life...

This wonderful lady was born to Alma and Richard Hanna, Dec 5th, 1929 on the kitchen table of their home in Detroit. She was the young...

Helen Juanita Peterson

February 11, 1925 - May 15, 2014
Warren, Michigan
With a will that was strong as steel and possessing an inimitable constitution, Helen Juanita Peterson was not one who let this life's hardships keep...

Mark William Stewart, Sr.

January 3, 1949 - May 11, 2014
Southfield, Michigan
The year 1949 brought many notable events into our culture; Harry S. Truman began his first full term as President, the Cold War continued to slowly ...

Brodi Jaxson Owen

April 9, 2014 - May 5, 2014
Macomb, Michigan
Please keep Brodi's parents and family close to your hearts and prayers. Public visitation will be held Monday, May 12th from 2:00 - 9:00 pm. A memo...

Dennis Joseph"DJ"Ross

December 15, 1941 - May 5, 2014
Milford, Michigan
Dennis Joseph "DJ" Ross was born December 15, 1941 in Detroit, Michigan to Jack and Loyola (Degrandchamp) Ross. Dennis grew up in Detroit, graduated ...

Steven Henry Mutz

September 27, 1950 - May 4, 2014
Macomb, Michigan
Steven Henry was born September 27, 1950 to Henry and Mildred (nee Reck) Mutz in Bridgman, Michigan, the younger of two boys. Steve grew up in Bridg...

David Henry Zepniewski

December 11, 1957 - April 29, 2014
Algonac, Michigan
It was the year 1957. President Eisenhower was elected into his second term, young men were cruising around in the flashiest of cars and young ladies...

Michael Joseph Karlewski

March 29, 1949 - April 27, 2014
Clinton Township, Michigan
Michael Joseph Karlewski, age 65 of Clinton Township, Michigan, passed away April 27, 2014. He will be remembered for his zest for life and love of f...

Delynn Denise Scheer

July 22, 1972 - April 15, 2014
Bloomfield Township, Michigan
Delynn Denise Scheer

Delynn was born to Richard and Antoinette D'Angelo in Warren, Michigan on July 22, 1972. Her family, including her older sist...

John"Jack"Benstead Watters

April 15, 2014
Hazel Park, Michigan
Today, John (Jack) Watters remains alive and well in the hearts and minds of those who know him, remember him, and love him.

Jack was born and r...

Allan Leon Kubic

May 7, 1944 - April 8, 2014
Saint Clair Shores, Michigan
It was a warm Spring day in Chicago, Illinois when Allan Leon Kubic entered into this world on May 7, 1944. Al, as he was affectionately known, was t...

Richard Keith Salansky

May 24, 1953 - April 8, 2014
Utica, Michigan
When Richard Keith Salansky sat down at the piano or picked up any musical instrument to play it, you knew you were in for a real show. If you had th...

Robert Thomas Sanders

September 9, 1946 - April 7, 2014
Clay Township, Michigan
Robert Thomas Sanders began his journey of life on September 9, 1946 in Pontiac, Michigan. He was the first born son and eldest of four children to R...

Joseph Michael Nunez

May 3, 1931 - April 5, 2014
Warren, Michigan
Joseph Michael Nunez


Affectionately known as "Don" Jose Miguel Nunez de Izuel, Joseph Michael Nunez was a man of many talents. While he was undo...

William Rex Brown

September 17, 1939 - March 28, 2014
Macomb Township, Michigan
It was in Atlas Township, Michigan on September 17, 1939 that Ralph and Edna Brown (née Zimmerman) welcomed their second of seven children and first...

Gaetano Rizzo

May 10, 1926 - March 26, 2014
Clinton Township, Michigan
Gaetano Rizzo was a hard worker who put family first. He worked two jobs in his native Sicily and at age 48, he moved his wife and six children to ...

William James"Jim"Laird, Jr.

February 18, 1943 - March 21, 2014
Harrison Township, Michigan
The terms "Renaissance Man" and "jack of all trades" may be cliche in today's world, but when applied to the life of William James Laird Jr., are mos...

Marie Frances Thomas

December 25, 1932 - March 16, 2014
Sterling Heights, Michigan
In almost every family, there is a certain lady who wears the title of "matriarch." These ladies come in many forms and fashions; from a multitude of...

James David Myers

April 24, 1948 - March 8, 2014
Clinton Township, Michigan
It was in the bustling city of Detroit, Michigan that James David Myers began his journey of life on April 24, 1948. He was the second child of the l...

Joanne Gladys Dural

April 20, 1947 - March 7, 2014
Macomb Township, Michigan
Joanne Gladys Dural was a loving, vivacious woman who would give freely to anyone who needed her. She possessed a heart of gold and you could not hel...

Robert"Bob"Henry Edge

July 6, 1950 - March 3, 2014
Macomb Township, Michigan
To have known Bob was to have loved him and just being in his presence demanded your respect. He was a man of great valor and virtue who never turned...

Frederick"Fred"Joseph Zelewski

March 19, 1937 - March 3, 2014
Washington Township, Michigan
It was the year 1937. Franklin D. Roosevelt was President and the United States was slowly beginning to come out of The Great Depression and people w...

Lucinda"Cindy"Lael Sayward

February 1, 1957 - March 1, 2014
Harrison Township, Michigan
In life, there are certain unique qualities that cannot be taught in a university, studied from a book or tested in a laboratory. And the people that...

Craig"C.J."Christian Apigo II

April 6, 2000 - February 17, 2014
Clinton Township, Michigan
Some people are placed on this planet for only a short time, but in this time remarkably make a difference in the lives of so many. This is true of C...

Harry Joseph Brazer

March 16, 1929 - February 16, 2014
Macomb Township, Michigan
Harry Joseph Brazer began his journey of life on March 16, 1929 in Detroit, Michigan. He was the only child to Albert and Mary Brazer (née Rudolph)....

Alberto Paolo Rizza

January 25, 1926 - February 8, 2014
Deerfield Beach, Florida
Alberto was born in Dundee, Scotland to Italian immigrants, Maria and Benedetto Rizza. He met his bride Milvia in Dundee, where they raised their si...

Jenny Theresa Jeczen

April 1, 1921 - February 7, 2014
Chesterfield Township, Michigan
Detroit was beginning its heyday as the automobile capital when Jenny Theresa was born April 1, 1921 in Hamtramck. Her father, Stanley Lupo, was pa...

Sheryl Schmidt

March 31, 1952 - February 6, 2014
Macomb, Michigan

Peter Anthony Raia

December 21, 1921 - February 5, 2014
Shelby Township, Michigan
Anthony and Rosalie Raia's decision to sell their interest in a Sicilian olive plantation to bank roll a move to America was the start of Peter's sto...

Thomas Szumal

April 21, 1944 - February 1, 2014
Chesterfield Township, Michigan
Thomas Anthony Szumal, a resident of Chesterfield Township, passed away Saturday, February 1, 2014. He was 69. Mr. Szumal is survived by his loving...

Opal Gazdik

May 26, 1927 - January 26, 2014
Saint Clair Shores, Michigan
Opal Gazdik made friends wherever she went and was truly liked by all who met her.
In her last few years while living at Beechwood Manor Assisted L...

Barbara Ann Letrick

December 21, 1942 - January 26, 2014
Mount Clemens, Michigan
Fiercely independent, with a will as strong as steel, Barbara Ann Letrick worked hard for everything she had yet was never afraid to give to a friend...

Kenneth Lawrence Ernatt

May 14, 1937 - January 25, 2014
Clinton Township, Michigan
Kenneth Lawrence Ernatt was born May 14, 1937 in Hamtramck to John and Rose (Krystoff) Ernatt. Being the youngest "baby brother" of eleven children,...

Helen Strukel

July 27, 1917 - January 25, 2014
Troy, Michigan
The summer of 1917, the U.S. had finally entered World War I, and in Breeze Hill, Kansas, Helen was born to John and Josephine Mocnik. The couple ha...

Joseph"Joe"A. Grassi

September 9, 1970 - January 24, 2014
Macomb Township, Michigan
Joe Grassi never left you questioning whether he liked you or not. If he teased you, felt comfortable enough to make one of his off color (but hyster...

Timothy Edward Dub

January 8, 1977 - January 20, 2014
Clinton Township, Michigan
A blizzard and subzero temperatures greeted this middle child of Chet and Margaret (nee Garbarino) who was born on January 8, 1977 in Detroit, Michig...

Jaimie Elizabeth Maul

August 30, 1991 - January 19, 2014
Chesterfield Township, Michigan
Jaimie Elizabeth Maul wore the titles of "talented," "ambitious" and "beautiful" like a sparkling crown atop her flowing brown hair. Always an outspo...

John Brodowsky, Jr.

April 20, 1931 - January 18, 2014
Macomb Township, Michigan
John Brodowsky Jr. would likely not want a long obituary, a drawn out eulogy or many grand displays of grief and sorrow. He would be more than please...

Carl Angelilli Sr.

October 12, 1932 - January 16, 2014
Macomb Township, Michigan
As a little boy growing up in Pacentro, Italy, Carl Angelilli likely never imagined that at the end of his nine decades on Earth, he would have achie...

Michael Krause

July 9, 1946 - January 14, 2014
Shelby Township, Michigan
Mike was born to Ina and Carl Krause at Deaconess Hospital in Detroit. He lived in Detroit, Michigan with older siblings Don and Carole (Stan) Krol....

Thomas Ambrose Mehl, Sr.

July 24, 1947 - January 9, 2014
Chesterfield Township, Michigan
It was the year 1947. Harry S. Truman was in office and the United States was enjoying a brief period of after war peace and a boost in the economy. ...

Michael Patrick McCormick

August 19, 1956 - January 8, 2014
Washington Township, Michigan
Michael Patrick McCormick entered this world on August 19, 1956 and sadly left us too soon on January 8, 2014. Within those fifty-seven years, Mike l...

Jeffrey Alan LaBond

October 27, 1964 - January 5, 2014
New Baltimore, Michigan
"I will do things my way."

Every once in a while, the world is blessed with an individual so unique, so intelligent, and so determined to live lif...

Gerald"Jerry"Harry Peters

May 11, 1950 - January 3, 2014
Clinton Township, Michigan
Deeply religious, considerate and thoughtful yet informal and lighthearted; with hands that could weld great pieces of iron into instruments to be us...

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Wanda Maxine Studaker

September 1, 1929 - November 24, 2014
Harrison Township, Michigan
Wanda Maxine Studaker entered the world on the first of September, 1929, the youngest child of Myrtle (nee French) and Ira Cook. She grew up in Cros...

Joseph Francis Murphy,"Joe"

September 3, 1956 - November 22, 2014
Macomb Township, Michigan
Joseph Francis Murphy, age 58 of Macomb, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loved ones on November 22, 2014.

Born in Detroit, Michigan on S...

Helen Barbara Smolinski

January 19, 1924 - November 19, 2014
Utica, Michigan
Helen Barbara Smolinski (Shedlock) passed away peacefully in her sleep on November 19, 2014 surrounded by her loving family.

She is survived by ...

Ted Peitzsch

May 26, 1926 - November 18, 2014
Clinton Township, Michigan
Wilfred Ernest Garfield Peitzsch, known lovingly as "Ted," passed away on November 18, 2014 at the age of eighty-eight. Ted was born on May 26, 1926 ...

Dorothy Jean Leo

August 3, 1926 - November 17, 2014
Chesterfield, Michigan
Dorothy Jean Leo passed away on November 17, 2014 at the age of eighty-eight.

Born in Detroit, Michigan to John and Rose George (née Balagna) on...

Say Yang Lee

January 1, 1940 - October 19, 2014
Clinton Township, Michigan
Say Yang Lee, age 74 of Clinton Township, passed away surrounded by his loving family on October 19, 2014. Born to the late Cha Lee and Choua Lo in ...

Judith"Judy"Irene Borka

October 22, 1942 - October 18, 2014
Harrison Township, Michigan
Judith Irene Borka, age 71 of Harrison Township, passed away on October 18, 2014. "Judy," as she was affectionately known, proudly owned and operated...

Arthur Phillip Holland

September 29, 1940 - October 14, 2014
Clinton Township, Michigan
Arthur Phillip Holland, age 74, of Clinton Township, died Tuesday, October 14, 2014, at his Elizabethtown, Ky. home. He was a devout member of St. Pa...

Elizabeth Ann Hovarter

December 17, 1942 - October 13, 2014
Shelby Township, Michigan
Elizabeth Ann Hovarter of Shelby Township passed away October 13th, 2014 at the age of 71. Elizabeth is survived by her mother, Helen Hromy; son, ...

Barbara Ann O'Connor

October 16, 1940 - October 9, 2014
Shelby Township, Michigan
Barbara Ann O'Connor, age 73 of Shelby Township, passed away October 9, 2014. Barbara was an Insurance Claims Clerk for many years, a dutiful church ...

Steven"Steve"Paul Alfes

April 26, 1955 - October 7, 2014
Harrison Township, Michigan
Steven Paul Alfes, age 59 of Harrison Township, passed away surrounded by his loving family and friends on October 7, 2014.

"Steve" retired as a L...

Richard James Kronner

November 22, 1930 - October 5, 2014
Chesterfield, Michigan
Richard is survived by his loving wife, Angeline (nee Scalici); children, Cheryl (Jim) Kouri, Edward (Lori), Jean (Michael) Wilson, (Thomas Neumann...

William"Bill"Vesper Owen III

June 5, 1945 - October 1, 2014
Macomb Township, Michigan
William Vesper Owen III, age sixty-nine of Macomb Township and known affectionately as "Bill", passed away October 1st, 2014 after a long illness. Bi...

Dilva Ferrari

February 15, 1930 - September 28, 2014
Sterling Heights, Michigan
Dilva Ferrari, age 84 of Sterling Heights, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loved ones on September 28, 2014. Dilva was a loving wife to the ...

Douglas Glenn Allor

July 30, 1947 - September 23, 2014
Macomb, Michigan
A more personal tribute is being composed by Doug's family. Please check back periodically. Thank you....

Mary Ruth Watson

June 13, 1935 - September 19, 2014
Roscommon, Michigan
Mary Ruth Watson (née Mudd), age 79 of Lenox Township and formerly of St. Clair Shores and Roscommon, Michigan; passed away September 19, 2014, surr...

Georgios"George"Dimitrios Theofanopoulos, Sr.

August 14, 1927 - September 14, 2014
Macomb Township, Michigan
Georgios Dimitrios Theofanopoulos was born on August 14, 1927 in Tripi-Sparta, Greece. His father Dimitrios and mother Metaxia welcomed him. His si...

Mary Lou Otto

September 9, 2014
Roseville, Michigan
Mary Lou Otto (Stahl), age 86 of Roseville, passed away peacefully on September 9, 2014. Mary Lou was the mother of Barbara (Mike Nakamura), Kathlee...

Clara Edna Sellors

August 27, 1935 - September 9, 2014
Macomb Township, Michigan
Clara Edna Sellors, age 79, of Macomb, Michigan passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on September 9, 2014. Clara will be remembered for ...

Douglas"Doug"Peter Drake

June 25, 1954 - September 8, 2014
Macomb Township, Michigan
Doug was a master carpenter, a natural teacher and above all, a beloved family man who left this world too soon. He passed away on September 8, 2014...

Amy Frances Wuestewald

December 22, 1935 - September 7, 2014
Macomb Township, Michigan
Amy Frances Wuestewald entered into the world three days before Christmas Day in the year 1935. Born the youngest of three girls to Leonard and Marce...

Petrina Boyd (Terranova)

February 20, 1941 - September 6, 2014
Macomb Township, Michigan
Petrina Boyd, age 73 of Macomb Township, passed away on September 6, 2014. Petrina was employed by General Safety for 25 years and retired from Piper...

Anthony Joseph"Tony"Vitale

October 28, 1927 - September 6, 2014
Macomb Township, Michigan
Anthony "Tony" Joseph Vitale passed away after a long illness on September 6, 2014. He was 86.

Tony was born October 28, 1927 in Detroit, Michi...

Zachary Lyle TenHopen

July 6, 1992 - August 28, 2014
Macomb, Michigan
Zachary Lyle TenHopen, age 22 of Macomb Township, passed away August 28, 2014. Zach was a 2010 graduate of Lutheran North High School and was attend...

William James Bill Frontiera, Sr.

October 12, 1924 - August 24, 2014
Chesterfield Township, Michigan
William "Bill" James was born October 12, 1924 to Jasper and Mary (Adragna) Frontiera, in Saginaw, Michigan. His parents had immigrated from Sicily ...

Richard Rickman Rapp

May 16, 1944 - August 19, 2014
Harrison Township, Michigan
Richard Rickman Rapp, age 70 of Harrison Township, passed away August 19, 2014. Founder of Lakepointe Excavating established in 1978.
Survived by hi...

Bella Martines Ciaramitaro

September 16, 1922 - August 18, 2014
Chesterfield, Michigan
Bella Theresa Martines Ciaramitaro came into this world on very late summer's day in 1922 in Detroit. Henry Ford's $5-a-day wage had brought scores...

Gloria Jean Oleksiak

June 28, 1946 - August 16, 2014
Macomb, Michigan
Gloria Jean Oleksiak wore many titles during her sixty-eight years on Earth. From "counselor" and "surrogate mother," to "best friend" and "listening...

Frank Million

July 20, 1946 - August 14, 2014
Clinton Township, Michigan
Frank Million, age 68 of Clinton Township, passed away August 14, 2014. Frank retired from Ford Automotive as a Quality Inspector in 1998 after thirt...

Joseph Michael Musser

September 10, 1936 - August 14, 2014
Macomb, Michigan
Survived by his loving wife, Rosalie; children, Susan (Michael) Yurgin, Diane (Gary) Valice, Joseph (Kristina), Mary Dereszewski, and Michael; gr...

Robert Richard DeRey, Sr.

November 14, 1944 - August 11, 2014
Macomb, Michigan
Robert Richard DeRey, age 69 of Macomb, passed away August 11, 2014.
Robert is survived by his loving wife, Mary (Pawloski); sons, Robert Jr. (Ann) ...

Robert Thies

June 16, 1937 - August 8, 2014
Warren, Michigan
Robert was the dearest husband of Maria (DaSilva). Loving father of Carla (Robert) DeVito, Michelle Winquist, and Christopher Thies. And most of al...

Rosa (Bruglio) Asaro

March 24, 1929 - August 7, 2014
Macomb, Michigan
Rosa Asaro met life head-on with its challenges and like a cat with nine lives, survived them all. Born in Detroit on the eve of the Great Depressio...

Donald Joseph Wandzel, Sr.

January 1, 1937 - August 3, 2014
Macomb Township, Michigan
Donald was born on New Year's Day, 1937 in Detroit to Joseph and Celia (nee Novak) Wandzel and grew up in Hamtramck. After graduation from Hamtramck...

Antonino Milana

April 16, 1931 - August 2, 2014
Shelby Township, Michigan
Antonino Milana led a fascinating life. How many other people leave their hometown by foot to find work in a neighboring country? Tony or Nino, a...

Lirjan Muci

September 23, 1971 - July 31, 2014
Macomb Township, Michigan

Gregory Robert Peterson

April 12, 1949 - July 26, 2014
Lexington, Michigan
Greg Peterson, 65, passed away unexpectedly on July 26, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Mary Grace, his two daughters, Cara and Rae, his siblings, ...

Meryn Elizabeth Hodges

June 1, 2004 - July 24, 2014
Clinton Township, Michigan
When Meryn Elizabeth Hodges closed her eyes to playfully imagine, there is no doubt she could easily envision herself in an elegant, purple dress, be...

Srecko Vasilkovski

February 12, 1942 - July 23, 2014
Macomb Township, Michigan
Srecko Vasilkovski, age seventy-three of Macomb Township, passed away July 23, 2014. Loving husband of Krstana; dear father of "Suzi" Simich and Sylv...

Gerard"Jerry"Adrian Corneille

November 1, 1941 - July 20, 2014
Clinton Township, Michigan
Gerard (Jerry) Corneille, age 72. Great Dad of Joseph P. Corneille and Wendy M. Lincoln (Billy). Loving Grandfather of Adam Gerard Corneille and Al...

Janet Marie Roodbeen

December 24, 1940 - July 10, 2014
Clay Township, Michigan
With her zest for life and a matchless adventurous spirit, Janet Marie Roodbeen made every effort to live her life to fullest. She never waited for a...

Charles Turner Lock

October 20, 1917 - July 2, 2014
Macomb Township, Michigan
Charles Turner Lock, age 96, passed away July 2, 2014. He was born the year the United States entered the first World War, on October 20, 1917, to G...

Dennis James Muha

November 3, 1953 - July 2, 2014
Warren Center, Michigan
Dennis James Muha, age 60 of Warren, passed away July 2, 2014. He was the owner of Stacie Tire for 13 years, deeply religious and a very loving famil...

Scott Thomas Baerman

June 29, 1964 - June 30, 2014
Mount Clemens, Michigan
It is with great sadness that the family of Scott Baerman of Mt. Clemens, Mich., announces his sudden death from a heart attack in Alpena, Mich., one...

Martha Ann Moore

December 20, 1951 - June 27, 2014
Macomb, Michigan
Martha Ann Moore began her journey of life on the cold day of December 20, 1951 in Detroit, Michigan. She was the second of five children born to Ray...

William"Bill"Paul Pearce

February 7, 1945 - June 24, 2014
Macomb, Michigan
The year 1945 would bring in a host of notable events across the United States; World War Two would come to a close, the Detroit Tigers would beat th...

Gwendolyn Mary Welicki

April 14, 1931 - June 18, 2014
Mount Clemens, Michigan
Gwendolyn Mary Welicki, age 83, passed away June 18, 2014. Gwen was employed for thirty years as a Nurse's Aide at the Rehabilitation Institute of Mi...

Brian Lee Stewart

August 16, 1963 - June 16, 2014
Ira Township, Michigan
While some people thrive on the compliments and the notoriety they receive after having done some good deed, there are others who shun the spotlight....

Mary Alice Gawlowski

September 30, 1953 - June 13, 2014
Macomb Township, Michigan
Mary Alice Gawlowski, age 60 of Macomb Twp., passed away June 13, 2014 after a courageous battle with melanoma cancer. Beloved wife of thirty years t...

Dominic Joseph Gulino, Jr.

August 3, 1917 - May 31, 2014
Auburn Hills, Michigan
He lived through two World Wars, the terms of seventeen Presidents, survived an economic depression and saw everything from the invention of the car ...

Julie Anne Haddad

September 1, 1961 - May 24, 2014
Clinton Township, Michigan
From Julie's dad, John:

Julie Anne Haddad (nee Krause), 52, of Clinton Township, Michigan, Passed away peacefully after a long and courageous batt...

Esther Lee Adams

October 16, 1917 - May 23, 2014
Clinton Township, Michigan
If you did not have the pleasure of knowing Esther Adams personally, you may have been a bit puzzled at first when learning about her life. How was t...

Ruth Ann Barbu

March 12, 1940 - May 19, 2014
Macomb Township, Michigan
It was in the small southern town of Alva, Kentucky where Ruth Ann Barbu entered this world on the spring day of March 12, 1940. She was the second o...

Michael J. Clancy

December 4, 1934 - May 19, 2014
Macomb, Michigan
It is often said that actions speak louder than words. This could not have been truer when applied to the life of Michael J. Clancy. He may have been...

Delores M. McDonald

December 5, 1929 - May 15, 2014
Grand Blanc, Michigan
Her Life...

This wonderful lady was born to Alma and Richard Hanna, Dec 5th, 1929 on the kitchen table of their home in Detroit. She was the young...

Helen Juanita Peterson

February 11, 1925 - May 15, 2014
Warren, Michigan
With a will that was strong as steel and possessing an inimitable constitution, Helen Juanita Peterson was not one who let this life's hardships keep...

Brodi Jaxson Owen

April 9, 2014 - May 5, 2014
Macomb, Michigan
Please keep Brodi's parents and family close to your hearts and prayers. Public visitation will be held Monday, May 12th from 2:00 - 9:00 pm. A memo...

Dennis Joseph"DJ"Ross

December 15, 1941 - May 5, 2014
Milford, Michigan
Dennis Joseph "DJ" Ross was born December 15, 1941 in Detroit, Michigan to Jack and Loyola (Degrandchamp) Ross. Dennis grew up in Detroit, graduated ...

Steven Henry Mutz

September 27, 1950 - May 4, 2014
Macomb, Michigan
Steven Henry was born September 27, 1950 to Henry and Mildred (nee Reck) Mutz in Bridgman, Michigan, the younger of two boys. Steve grew up in Bridg...

David Henry Zepniewski

December 11, 1957 - April 29, 2014
Algonac, Michigan
It was the year 1957. President Eisenhower was elected into his second term, young men were cruising around in the flashiest of cars and young ladies...

Michael Joseph Karlewski

March 29, 1949 - April 27, 2014
Clinton Township, Michigan
Michael Joseph Karlewski, age 65 of Clinton Township, Michigan, passed away April 27, 2014. He will be remembered for his zest for life and love of f...

Delynn Denise Scheer

July 22, 1972 - April 15, 2014
Bloomfield Township, Michigan
Delynn Denise Scheer

Delynn was born to Richard and Antoinette D'Angelo in Warren, Michigan on July 22, 1972. Her family, including her older sist...

John"Jack"Benstead Watters

April 15, 2014
Hazel Park, Michigan
Today, John (Jack) Watters remains alive and well in the hearts and minds of those who know him, remember him, and love him.

Jack was born and r...

Allan Leon Kubic

May 7, 1944 - April 8, 2014
Saint Clair Shores, Michigan
It was a warm Spring day in Chicago, Illinois when Allan Leon Kubic entered into this world on May 7, 1944. Al, as he was affectionately known, was t...

Richard Keith Salansky

May 24, 1953 - April 8, 2014
Utica, Michigan
When Richard Keith Salansky sat down at the piano or picked up any musical instrument to play it, you knew you were in for a real show. If you had th...

Joseph Michael Nunez

May 3, 1931 - April 5, 2014
Warren, Michigan
Joseph Michael Nunez


Affectionately known as "Don" Jose Miguel Nunez de Izuel, Joseph Michael Nunez was a man of many talents. While he was undo...

Gaetano Rizzo

May 10, 1926 - March 26, 2014
Clinton Township, Michigan
Gaetano Rizzo was a hard worker who put family first. He worked two jobs in his native Sicily and at age 48, he moved his wife and six children to ...

William James"Jim"Laird, Jr.

February 18, 1943 - March 21, 2014
Harrison Township, Michigan
The terms "Renaissance Man" and "jack of all trades" may be cliche in today's world, but when applied to the life of William James Laird Jr., are mos...

Marie Frances Thomas

December 25, 1932 - March 16, 2014
Sterling Heights, Michigan
In almost every family, there is a certain lady who wears the title of "matriarch." These ladies come in many forms and fashions; from a multitude of...

James David Myers

April 24, 1948 - March 8, 2014
Clinton Township, Michigan
It was in the bustling city of Detroit, Michigan that James David Myers began his journey of life on April 24, 1948. He was the second child of the l...

Joanne Gladys Dural

April 20, 1947 - March 7, 2014
Macomb Township, Michigan
Joanne Gladys Dural was a loving, vivacious woman who would give freely to anyone who needed her. She possessed a heart of gold and you could not hel...

Robert"Bob"Henry Edge

July 6, 1950 - March 3, 2014
Macomb Township, Michigan
To have known Bob was to have loved him and just being in his presence demanded your respect. He was a man of great valor and virtue who never turned...

Frederick"Fred"Joseph Zelewski

March 19, 1937 - March 3, 2014
Washington Township, Michigan
It was the year 1937. Franklin D. Roosevelt was President and the United States was slowly beginning to come out of The Great Depression and people w...

Lucinda"Cindy"Lael Sayward

February 1, 1957 - March 1, 2014
Harrison Township, Michigan
In life, there are certain unique qualities that cannot be taught in a university, studied from a book or tested in a laboratory. And the people that...

Craig"C.J."Christian Apigo II

April 6, 2000 - February 17, 2014
Clinton Township, Michigan
Some people are placed on this planet for only a short time, but in this time remarkably make a difference in the lives of so many. This is true of C...

Harry Joseph Brazer

March 16, 1929 - February 16, 2014
Macomb Township, Michigan
Harry Joseph Brazer began his journey of life on March 16, 1929 in Detroit, Michigan. He was the only child to Albert and Mary Brazer (née Rudolph)....

Alberto Paolo Rizza

January 25, 1926 - February 8, 2014
Deerfield Beach, Florida
Alberto was born in Dundee, Scotland to Italian immigrants, Maria and Benedetto Rizza. He met his bride Milvia in Dundee, where they raised their si...

Jenny Theresa Jeczen

April 1, 1921 - February 7, 2014
Chesterfield Township, Michigan
Detroit was beginning its heyday as the automobile capital when Jenny Theresa was born April 1, 1921 in Hamtramck. Her father, Stanley Lupo, was pa...

Sheryl Schmidt

March 31, 1952 - February 6, 2014
Macomb, Michigan

Peter Anthony Raia

December 21, 1921 - February 5, 2014
Shelby Township, Michigan
Anthony and Rosalie Raia's decision to sell their interest in a Sicilian olive plantation to bank roll a move to America was the start of Peter's sto...

Thomas Szumal

April 21, 1944 - February 1, 2014
Chesterfield Township, Michigan
Thomas Anthony Szumal, a resident of Chesterfield Township, passed away Saturday, February 1, 2014. He was 69. Mr. Szumal is survived by his loving...

Opal Gazdik

May 26, 1927 - January 26, 2014
Saint Clair Shores, Michigan
Opal Gazdik made friends wherever she went and was truly liked by all who met her.
In her last few years while living at Beechwood Manor Assisted L...

Barbara Ann Letrick

December 21, 1942 - January 26, 2014
Mount Clemens, Michigan
Fiercely independent, with a will as strong as steel, Barbara Ann Letrick worked hard for everything she had yet was never afraid to give to a friend...

Kenneth Lawrence Ernatt

May 14, 1937 - January 25, 2014
Clinton Township, Michigan
Kenneth Lawrence Ernatt was born May 14, 1937 in Hamtramck to John and Rose (Krystoff) Ernatt. Being the youngest "baby brother" of eleven children,...

Helen Strukel

July 27, 1917 - January 25, 2014
Troy, Michigan
The summer of 1917, the U.S. had finally entered World War I, and in Breeze Hill, Kansas, Helen was born to John and Josephine Mocnik. The couple ha...

Joseph"Joe"A. Grassi

September 9, 1970 - January 24, 2014
Macomb Township, Michigan
Joe Grassi never left you questioning whether he liked you or not. If he teased you, felt comfortable enough to make one of his off color (but hyster...

Timothy Edward Dub

January 8, 1977 - January 20, 2014
Clinton Township, Michigan
A blizzard and subzero temperatures greeted this middle child of Chet and Margaret (nee Garbarino) who was born on January 8, 1977 in Detroit, Michig...

Jaimie Elizabeth Maul

August 30, 1991 - January 19, 2014
Chesterfield Township, Michigan
Jaimie Elizabeth Maul wore the titles of "talented," "ambitious" and "beautiful" like a sparkling crown atop her flowing brown hair. Always an outspo...

John Brodowsky, Jr.

April 20, 1931 - January 18, 2014
Macomb Township, Michigan
John Brodowsky Jr. would likely not want a long obituary, a drawn out eulogy or many grand displays of grief and sorrow. He would be more than please...

Carl Angelilli Sr.

October 12, 1932 - January 16, 2014
Macomb Township, Michigan
As a little boy growing up in Pacentro, Italy, Carl Angelilli likely never imagined that at the end of his nine decades on Earth, he would have achie...

Michael Krause

July 9, 1946 - January 14, 2014
Shelby Township, Michigan
Mike was born to Ina and Carl Krause at Deaconess Hospital in Detroit. He lived in Detroit, Michigan with older siblings Don and Carole (Stan) Krol....

Michael Patrick McCormick

August 19, 1956 - January 8, 2014
Washington Township, Michigan
Michael Patrick McCormick entered this world on August 19, 1956 and sadly left us too soon on January 8, 2014. Within those fifty-seven years, Mike l...

Jeffrey Alan LaBond

October 27, 1964 - January 5, 2014
New Baltimore, Michigan
"I will do things my way."

Every once in a while, the world is blessed with an individual so unique, so intelligent, and so determined to live lif...

Gerald"Jerry"Harry Peters

May 11, 1950 - January 3, 2014
Clinton Township, Michigan
Deeply religious, considerate and thoughtful yet informal and lighthearted; with hands that could weld great pieces of iron into instruments to be us...

Michael Lyle Trevithick

July 5, 1947 - December 30, 2013
Canton, Michigan
Michael Lyle Trevithick's life began on the hot summer day of July 5, 1947 in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan. Harry S. Truman was President, the Unite...

Linda Westen

April 20, 1957 - December 28, 2013
Harrison Township, Michigan
Linda Westen's life began on the spring day of April 20, 1957 in Detroit, Michigan. There must have been something very special about Linda even from...

David Joseph Sammut

May 14, 1961 - December 23, 2013
Macomb, Michigan
David Joseph Sammut was born May 14, 1961 in Detroit to Joseph and Nancy (Chirco) Sammut. David was the oldest of six children. The family moved to ...

The Very Reverend Anis Elias

February 2, 1921 - December 22, 2013
Sterling Heights, Michigan
The Very Reverend Anis Elias fell asleep in the Lord on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at the age of 92. He was born in Saain, Syria on February 2, 1921 ...

Joseph Charles Chesney, Jr.

June 30, 1941 - December 17, 2013
Chesterfield Township, Michigan
Joseph Charles Chesney Jr. was born in Detroit, Michigan on June 30, 1941 to Joseph Sr. and Evelyn Helen Chesney (née LaBrecht). The two worked hard...

Dorothy Marie Hartsig

October 22, 1929 - December 11, 2013
Saint Clair Shores, Michigan
Dorothy Marie Hartsig was born one week before the beginning of the Great Depression on October 22, 1929 in Detroit, Michigan to George and Emily Koc...