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Obituaries

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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...

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...

Dennis Alan Herbst

March 7, 1970 - December 10, 2013
Macomb, Michigan

Joseph Poma

December 5, 1921 - December 10, 2013
Macomb, Michigan
Joseph Poma was born on December 5, 1921 in Buesto Palizzolo, Sicily, Italy to Vito and Paola (nee Aiuto) Poma. Guiseppe, his Italian name, was the ...

Mary Yvonne Oehmke

February 18, 1942 - December 7, 2013
Macomb Township, Michigan
Mary Yvonne Oehmke came into this world on a winter day just three months after the start of World War II: February 18, 1942. The daughter of Paul a...

Mary Patricia Stronati

July 10, 1936 - November 30, 2013
Clinton Township, Michigan
Mary Patrica Stronati was born on the summer day of July 10, 1936 in Detroit, Michigan to Charles and Margaret DeLaere (née Kerns). Mary was the eld...

Susan Elinor Brady

April 4, 1933 - November 28, 2013
Macomb, Michigan
Susan Elinor Brady was born in Chicago, Illinois on April 4, 1933 to Paul and Marion Monroe (née Bassford). Susan was loved and adored by her parent...

Helen Catherine Fields

May 28, 1916 - November 25, 2013
Romeo, Michigan
Helen Catherine Fields was born in Detroit, Michigan to Alexander and Julia Warzbok (née Turczyn) almost a century ago on May 28, 1916. From an earl...

Mary Irene Ozanich

April 29, 1937 - November 17, 2013
Mount Clemens, Michigan
Mary Irene Ozanich was born in Detroit, Michigan to Michael and Anna Kopko (née Ondich). Mary was the third of four children and graduated from Detr...

Ronald Deramo

November 14, 2013
Macomb, Michigan
Ronald Edward Deramo Age 78. Passed away Thursday November 14, 2013. Loving husband to Joanne (Ahee), and father to Steve Deramo, Amy (Pete) Fiorino,...

Filippa Bastone

April 16, 1915 - November 4, 2013
Clinton Township, Michigan
Filippa Bastone, age 98, passed away November 4, 2013. She was born and raised in Italy.
Filippa is survived by her children, Joseph (Susan) Bastone...

Natale Milana

July 26, 1959 - November 2, 2013
Macomb, Michigan
Natale Milana was born to Italian immigrants, Antonino and Christina Milana (née Amodeo) in Detroit, Michigan on July 26, 1959. To support their sma...

Jack William Slaughter

March 22, 1938 - October 28, 2013
Crossville, Tennessee
Jack William Slaughter started his life in Bluefield, West Virginia on March 22, 1938. His parents, Landon and Lillian Slaughter (née Hurt) worked a...

Donna Jeanne Fournier

July 19, 1931 - October 26, 2013
Sterling Heights, Michigan
Donna Jeanne Fournier was born during the height of the Great Depression during the middle of the summer on July 19, 1931 in Detroit, Michigan. Her p...

Louis Richard Joseph

June 4, 1945 - October 23, 2013
Shelby Township, Michigan
Louis Richard Joseph was born on June 4, 1945 in the city of Detroit to Michael "Ty" and Catherine Joseph. Louis was the youngest of his parents' fou...

Marvin William Ketelhut

December 15, 1941 - October 22, 2013
Clinton Township, Michigan
While the country was at war and slowly coming out of an economic depression, in the city of Detroit, Michigan, the life of Marvin William Ketelhut w...

Hermenegildo Aquino

March 12, 1922 - October 14, 2013
Sterling Heights, Michigan
Hermenegildo Mercado Aquino, beloved husband to the late Pastora Costes Aquino. Dearest father of Lorna (the late Pablo) Castaneda, Cristina (Jaime)...

Leo Parnagian, M.D.

July 15, 1931 - October 12, 2013
Armada, Michigan
Dr. Leo Parnagian was born on July 15, 1931 in Detroit, Michigan. He graduated from Cass Technical High School in 1949. He received his bachelor of...

Eugene E. Poker

November 16, 1926 - October 9, 2013
Saint Clairs Shores, Michigan
Eugene Edward Poker began his life on the chilly fall day of November 16, 1926 in Girard, Pennsylvania to Stanley and Amelia Pokrzywienski (née Krys...

Ann Marie Schoenbeck

March 10, 1933 - October 9, 2013
Middletown, Ohio
Ann Marie Schoenbeck began her life in Birmingham, Michigan on March 10, 1933. She was the oldest daughter of Walter and Evelyn Moderow (née Reithme...

Gwendolyn Kennedy

October 14, 1948 - October 3, 2013
Macomb Township, Michigan
Jeremiah 1:5
Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a p...

Emogene Clements

October 25, 1924 - October 1, 2013
Eastpointe, Michigan
Emogene Olive Clements started her life in the rural farmlands of Hadley Township, Michigan on October 25, 1924. Her father, William Schmidt, tilled ...

Gene Aluia

August 14, 1933 - September 28, 2013
Clinton Township, Michigan
Giesue G. Aluia (better known as "Gene" to all of his loved ones) started his life on August 14, 1933 in Detroit, Michigan. He was the first born son...

Thomas Walczy

October 18, 1964 - September 26, 2013
Shelby Township, Michigan
In our world, great men are remembered for the great things they were able to accomplish. Were they well traveled? Did they work hard? Were they stro...

Marilyn Cardeccia

January 2, 1950 - September 14, 2013
Ray Township, Michigan
It takes a very special kind of person to take a young mind and mold it into something great; giving it not only the foundation it needs to start in ...

David Mrosewske

May 17, 1963 - September 13, 2013
Lenox Township, Michigan
David Lawrence Mrosewske was born May 17, 1963 in Mt. Clemens, Michigan. Dave was the middle child to Joseph Mrosewske and Margaret Mrosewske (née H...

Vernon Hall

August 10, 1942 - September 10, 2013
Macomb Township, Michigan
Giving, thoughtful and devoted are only some of the key words that describe who Vernon Hall is and was.

These attributes were always part of his n...

Lester Bates

June 25, 1931 - September 9, 2013
Clinton Township, Michigan
Lester Lyman Bates was born during the height of the Great Depression in the small town of New Haven, Michigan on June 25, 1931. His father was a far...

Philip Shastany

January 3, 1939 - September 5, 2013
Macomb, Michigan
Philip Edward Shastany, 74, of Macomb, Michigan, formerly of Cape Cod and Natick, Massachusetts, passed peacefully on September 5, 2013. He was the s...

Marion Marie Allen Barr

April 26, 1928 - August 19, 2013
Macomb Township, Michigan
Marion Marie Barr (Allen) was a strong woman, a fighter all her life, and a mother who unconditionally loved her seven children. Ever faithful to h...

Faustino Petrella

February 15, 1924 - August 15, 2013
Clinton Township, Michigan
Faustino Ennio Petrella's life began in the small town of Petrella Tifernina, Italy on February 15, 1924 to Nicola Petrella and Maria Grazia Petrella...

Christopher Weingarten

April 21, 1972 - August 8, 2013
Macomb Township, Michigan
Christopher Otto Weingarten, age 41, was born in Mt. Clemens, Michigan on April 21, 1972 to Howard Weingarten and Beverly Weingarten (nèe Latowski)....

Phillip Allen

November 24, 1958 - August 7, 2013
Harrison Township, Michigan
Phillip Lee Allen was born in Detroit, Michigan to Walter Allen and Rose Allen (nèe Fitzryk) on November 24, 1958. Phil, as he was affectionately kn...

Michael Tracy

June 8, 1950 - August 4, 2013
Macomb Township, Michigan
Michael Tracy was born June 8, 1950 in Detroit, Michigan. Michael and his siblings grew up on the eastside, and Michael's father, Arthur, worked at F...

Mary Ruggiroli

January 5, 1922 - July 27, 2013
Sterling Heights, Michigan
Mary was born to Charles and Carolina Ruggiroli, the second of three girls. Unlike her sisters, Mary never married but instead chose a career as an ...

Loretta Stipek

March 2, 1924 - July 27, 2013
Shelby Township, Michigan
Loretta Marie Stipek (née Leggatt) was born in Detroit, Michigan to William Leggatt and Susan Leggatt (née Herron) on March 2, 1924. Loretta receiv...

Howard Frank Wright III

April 16, 1950 - July 27, 2013
Mount Clemens, Michigan
Howard Frank Wright III was born April 16, 1950 to Howard Wright II and Lillian Wright (nèe Graessle) in Detroit, Michigan.

To support his growi...

Barbara A. Riecher-Kiss

June 11, 1954 - July 20, 2013
Michigan
Barbara A. Riecher-Kiss, age 59, passed to Eternal Life on Saturday, July 20, 2013.

Cherished wife of Gerald, beloved mother of Jennifer L. (Ti...

William Henry"Chi Chi"Socia

May 24, 1927 - July 16, 2013
Clinton Township, Michigan
William "Chi Chi" Henry Socia was born in Grosse Pointe Farms on Queen Victoria's Birthday, May 24, in the year Lindberg flew solo across the Atlanti...

Mahfouz Tawfik

January 24, 1935 - July 10, 2013
Clinton Township, Michigan
Mahfouz Fouad Tawfik, 78, of Clinton Township, passed away peacefully at 11:20 p.m. Wednesday, July 10th, 2013 with his daughter by his side. He was...

Raymond Gerald Stier, RPh

January 28, 1967 - July 7, 2013
Macomb Township, Michigan
Raymond Gerald Stier came into this world on a cold, blizzard, January day in 1967. Born in Detroit to Alvin and Betty Jo (Roberts) Stier, Ray grew ...

Cynthia Ann Shenkosky

July 4, 1957 - June 28, 2013
Clinton Township, Michigan
Cynthia Ann "Cindy" Shenkosky entered this world on the nation's birthday 55 years ago, July 4, 1957, in Detroit, Michigan. She grew up in Detroit a...

Steven Cerrone, DDS

August 21, 1950 - June 22, 2013
Troy, Michigan
Steven Cerrone, DDS, passed away at home on June 22, 2013 with his loving family at his side. Steven was born August 21, 1950 in Detroit to Lillian (...

Dolores Josephine Grebur

March 8, 1916 - June 22, 2013
Richmond Township, Michigan
Dolores Josephine Grebur was born early in the last century and lived nearly a century. She died June 22, 2013 at age 97. Her long life included wo...

Amalia"Molly"Keffalo

September 19, 1940 - June 21, 2013
Shelby Township, Michigan
Amalia "Molly" Keffalo was born at the cusp of World War II, on September 19, 1940, the only child of Achalie and Josephine (Catalano) Elie. She gre...

June Christine Martin

March 11, 1920 - June 20, 2013
Sterling Heights, Michigan
June Christine Martin was born March 11, 1920 to Anthony and Elvira (Schoenherr) Schmitz in Detroit, Michigan. The family moved to Warren upon the d...

Cel Tina Zelewski

April 18, 1935 - June 17, 2013
Macomb, Michigan
Zelewski, Cel (Tina), age 78, passed away June 17, 2013. Beloved wife of Frederick, loving mother of Martin (Donna), Peter (Teresa), and Irene (Darre...

Elaine Thomas

March 9, 1932 - June 9, 2013
Chesterfield, Michigan
Elaine Thomas, a resident of Chesterfield Township, passed away June 9, 2013. She was 81. Mrs. Thomas is survived by her children, Randy (Karen) Krim...

Richard Arthur ReKolt

June 17, 1936 - June 7, 2013
Oxford, Michigan
Richard Arthur ReKolt was born June 17, 1936 in Detroit, the only son of Herman and Georgeann (Rider) ReKolt. He grew up in Roseville. Richard was ...

Matthew Kleinsorge

May 10, 1979 - June 2, 2013
Macomb, Michigan
Matthew Kleinsorge, age 34, passed away unexpectedly June 2, 2013. He is survived by his parents, Dennis and Karen Kleinsorge; Grandmother Helen Pete...

Carol Ann Jurgelewicz

January 3, 1965 - May 23, 2013
Michigan
Carol Ann Jurgelewicz (Curtiss) passed away May 23, 2013 after a long courageous battle. She was born January 3, 1965 in Flint, Michigan, the daughte...

Arthur Henry Joseph Bisson

January 3, 1936 - May 22, 2013
Sterling Heights, Michigan
Arthur "Art" Henry Joseph Bisson entered this world just after New Year's Day in the height of the Depression: January 3, 1936. Born in Detroit to ...

Kelly Marie Merrill

June 29, 1973 - May 20, 2013
Macomb Township, Michigan
Kelly Marie Merrill passed away May 20, 2013 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was 39.
Kelly was born June 29, 1973, in Royal Oak, the o...

Evelyn Juliette Plourde

September 1, 1932 - May 17, 2013
Macomb Township, Michigan
Evelyn Juliette Plourde passed away peacefully with her family at her side on Friday, May 17, 2013. She was 80 years old. Evelyn was born September...

John Minaudo

November 18, 1962 - May 14, 2013
Chesterfield, Michigan
John Minaudo, age 50, passed away May 14, 2013. He was an avid outdoors man and belonged to the Coast Guard Auxiliary. John is survived by his loving...

Craig Bisby

May 1, 1986 - May 12, 2013
Macomb, Michigan

Jeremiah"Jerry"Collins

June 18, 1921 - May 12, 2013
Macomb, Michigan
Collins, Jeremiah (Jerry) F. -Age 91- May 12, 2013 Preceded in death by his beloved wife, Mary of 56 years (1945-2001) then Bonnie his wife of 6 year...

Richard Miramonti

September 18, 1944 - May 9, 2013
Shelby Township, Michigan
Richard Charles Miramonti, age 68, a resident of Shelby Township passed away Thursday, May 9, 2013. He is survived by his loving wife Cynthia and chi...

Angeline (Trupiano) Penney

February 20, 1920 - May 9, 2013
Clinton Township, Michigan
Angeline Trupiano, Penney [ Stefanie] Born in Detroit Mi. February 20, 1920 Passed May 9 2013 in Clinton TWP Mi.
Survived by her two d...

Chester Arthur Falle

February 15, 1928 - May 7, 2013
Macomb Township, Michigan
Chester "Chet" Arthur Falle came into this world on a cold day in February, 1928 to a French Canadian mother and an English father from the Island of...

Jon Miok

May 6, 1955 - May 1, 2013
Fair Haven, Michigan
Jon Miok, age 57, a resident of Fair Haven, past away May 1st.
He is survived by his loving mother Floare and brother Djovani Miok. Jon is predeceas...

Eternal Tributes

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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...

Dennis Alan Herbst

March 7, 1970 - December 10, 2013
Macomb, Michigan

Joseph Poma

December 5, 1921 - December 10, 2013
Macomb, Michigan
Joseph Poma was born on December 5, 1921 in Buesto Palizzolo, Sicily, Italy to Vito and Paola (nee Aiuto) Poma. Guiseppe, his Italian name, was the ...

Mary Yvonne Oehmke

February 18, 1942 - December 7, 2013
Macomb Township, Michigan
Mary Yvonne Oehmke came into this world on a winter day just three months after the start of World War II: February 18, 1942. The daughter of Paul a...

Mary Patricia Stronati

July 10, 1936 - November 30, 2013
Clinton Township, Michigan
Mary Patrica Stronati was born on the summer day of July 10, 1936 in Detroit, Michigan to Charles and Margaret DeLaere (née Kerns). Mary was the eld...

Susan Elinor Brady

April 4, 1933 - November 28, 2013
Macomb, Michigan
Susan Elinor Brady was born in Chicago, Illinois on April 4, 1933 to Paul and Marion Monroe (née Bassford). Susan was loved and adored by her parent...

Helen Catherine Fields

May 28, 1916 - November 25, 2013
Romeo, Michigan
Helen Catherine Fields was born in Detroit, Michigan to Alexander and Julia Warzbok (née Turczyn) almost a century ago on May 28, 1916. From an earl...

Mary Irene Ozanich

April 29, 1937 - November 17, 2013
Mount Clemens, Michigan
Mary Irene Ozanich was born in Detroit, Michigan to Michael and Anna Kopko (née Ondich). Mary was the third of four children and graduated from Detr...

Ronald Deramo

November 14, 2013
Macomb, Michigan
Ronald Edward Deramo Age 78. Passed away Thursday November 14, 2013. Loving husband to Joanne (Ahee), and father to Steve Deramo, Amy (Pete) Fiorino,...

Filippa Bastone

April 16, 1915 - November 4, 2013
Clinton Township, Michigan
Filippa Bastone, age 98, passed away November 4, 2013. She was born and raised in Italy.
Filippa is survived by her children, Joseph (Susan) Bastone...

Natale Milana

July 26, 1959 - November 2, 2013
Macomb, Michigan
Natale Milana was born to Italian immigrants, Antonino and Christina Milana (née Amodeo) in Detroit, Michigan on July 26, 1959. To support their sma...

Jack William Slaughter

March 22, 1938 - October 28, 2013
Crossville, Tennessee
Jack William Slaughter started his life in Bluefield, West Virginia on March 22, 1938. His parents, Landon and Lillian Slaughter (née Hurt) worked a...

Donna Jeanne Fournier

July 19, 1931 - October 26, 2013
Sterling Heights, Michigan
Donna Jeanne Fournier was born during the height of the Great Depression during the middle of the summer on July 19, 1931 in Detroit, Michigan. Her p...

Louis Richard Joseph

June 4, 1945 - October 23, 2013
Shelby Township, Michigan
Louis Richard Joseph was born on June 4, 1945 in the city of Detroit to Michael "Ty" and Catherine Joseph. Louis was the youngest of his parents' fou...

Marvin William Ketelhut

December 15, 1941 - October 22, 2013
Clinton Township, Michigan
While the country was at war and slowly coming out of an economic depression, in the city of Detroit, Michigan, the life of Marvin William Ketelhut w...

Hermenegildo Aquino

March 12, 1922 - October 14, 2013
Sterling Heights, Michigan
Hermenegildo Mercado Aquino, beloved husband to the late Pastora Costes Aquino. Dearest father of Lorna (the late Pablo) Castaneda, Cristina (Jaime)...

Leo Parnagian, M.D.

July 15, 1931 - October 12, 2013
Armada, Michigan
Dr. Leo Parnagian was born on July 15, 1931 in Detroit, Michigan. He graduated from Cass Technical High School in 1949. He received his bachelor of...

Ann Marie Schoenbeck

March 10, 1933 - October 9, 2013
Middletown, Ohio
Ann Marie Schoenbeck began her life in Birmingham, Michigan on March 10, 1933. She was the oldest daughter of Walter and Evelyn Moderow (née Reithme...

Gwendolyn Kennedy

October 14, 1948 - October 3, 2013
Macomb Township, Michigan
Jeremiah 1:5
Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a p...

Emogene Clements

October 25, 1924 - October 1, 2013
Eastpointe, Michigan
Emogene Olive Clements started her life in the rural farmlands of Hadley Township, Michigan on October 25, 1924. Her father, William Schmidt, tilled ...

Thomas Walczy

October 18, 1964 - September 26, 2013
Shelby Township, Michigan
In our world, great men are remembered for the great things they were able to accomplish. Were they well traveled? Did they work hard? Were they stro...

Marilyn Cardeccia

January 2, 1950 - September 14, 2013
Ray Township, Michigan
It takes a very special kind of person to take a young mind and mold it into something great; giving it not only the foundation it needs to start in ...

David Mrosewske

May 17, 1963 - September 13, 2013
Lenox Township, Michigan
David Lawrence Mrosewske was born May 17, 1963 in Mt. Clemens, Michigan. Dave was the middle child to Joseph Mrosewske and Margaret Mrosewske (née H...

Vernon Hall

August 10, 1942 - September 10, 2013
Macomb Township, Michigan
Giving, thoughtful and devoted are only some of the key words that describe who Vernon Hall is and was.

These attributes were always part of his n...

Philip Shastany

January 3, 1939 - September 5, 2013
Macomb, Michigan
Philip Edward Shastany, 74, of Macomb, Michigan, formerly of Cape Cod and Natick, Massachusetts, passed peacefully on September 5, 2013. He was the s...

Marion Marie Allen Barr

April 26, 1928 - August 19, 2013
Macomb Township, Michigan
Marion Marie Barr (Allen) was a strong woman, a fighter all her life, and a mother who unconditionally loved her seven children. Ever faithful to h...

Faustino Petrella

February 15, 1924 - August 15, 2013
Clinton Township, Michigan
Faustino Ennio Petrella's life began in the small town of Petrella Tifernina, Italy on February 15, 1924 to Nicola Petrella and Maria Grazia Petrella...

Christopher Weingarten

April 21, 1972 - August 8, 2013
Macomb Township, Michigan
Christopher Otto Weingarten, age 41, was born in Mt. Clemens, Michigan on April 21, 1972 to Howard Weingarten and Beverly Weingarten (nèe Latowski)....

Phillip Allen

November 24, 1958 - August 7, 2013
Harrison Township, Michigan
Phillip Lee Allen was born in Detroit, Michigan to Walter Allen and Rose Allen (nèe Fitzryk) on November 24, 1958. Phil, as he was affectionately kn...

Michael Tracy

June 8, 1950 - August 4, 2013
Macomb Township, Michigan
Michael Tracy was born June 8, 1950 in Detroit, Michigan. Michael and his siblings grew up on the eastside, and Michael's father, Arthur, worked at F...

Mary Ruggiroli

January 5, 1922 - July 27, 2013
Sterling Heights, Michigan
Mary was born to Charles and Carolina Ruggiroli, the second of three girls. Unlike her sisters, Mary never married but instead chose a career as an ...

Loretta Stipek

March 2, 1924 - July 27, 2013
Shelby Township, Michigan
Loretta Marie Stipek (née Leggatt) was born in Detroit, Michigan to William Leggatt and Susan Leggatt (née Herron) on March 2, 1924. Loretta receiv...

Barbara A. Riecher-Kiss

June 11, 1954 - July 20, 2013
Michigan
Barbara A. Riecher-Kiss, age 59, passed to Eternal Life on Saturday, July 20, 2013.

Cherished wife of Gerald, beloved mother of Jennifer L. (Ti...

William Henry"Chi Chi"Socia

May 24, 1927 - July 16, 2013
Clinton Township, Michigan
William "Chi Chi" Henry Socia was born in Grosse Pointe Farms on Queen Victoria's Birthday, May 24, in the year Lindberg flew solo across the Atlanti...

Mahfouz Tawfik

January 24, 1935 - July 10, 2013
Clinton Township, Michigan
Mahfouz Fouad Tawfik, 78, of Clinton Township, passed away peacefully at 11:20 p.m. Wednesday, July 10th, 2013 with his daughter by his side. He was...

Raymond Gerald Stier, RPh

January 28, 1967 - July 7, 2013
Macomb Township, Michigan
Raymond Gerald Stier came into this world on a cold, blizzard, January day in 1967. Born in Detroit to Alvin and Betty Jo (Roberts) Stier, Ray grew ...

Cynthia Ann Shenkosky

July 4, 1957 - June 28, 2013
Clinton Township, Michigan
Cynthia Ann "Cindy" Shenkosky entered this world on the nation's birthday 55 years ago, July 4, 1957, in Detroit, Michigan. She grew up in Detroit a...

Steven Cerrone, DDS

August 21, 1950 - June 22, 2013
Troy, Michigan
Steven Cerrone, DDS, passed away at home on June 22, 2013 with his loving family at his side. Steven was born August 21, 1950 in Detroit to Lillian (...

Dolores Josephine Grebur

March 8, 1916 - June 22, 2013
Richmond Township, Michigan
Dolores Josephine Grebur was born early in the last century and lived nearly a century. She died June 22, 2013 at age 97. Her long life included wo...

Amalia"Molly"Keffalo

September 19, 1940 - June 21, 2013
Shelby Township, Michigan
Amalia "Molly" Keffalo was born at the cusp of World War II, on September 19, 1940, the only child of Achalie and Josephine (Catalano) Elie. She gre...

June Christine Martin

March 11, 1920 - June 20, 2013
Sterling Heights, Michigan
June Christine Martin was born March 11, 1920 to Anthony and Elvira (Schoenherr) Schmitz in Detroit, Michigan. The family moved to Warren upon the d...

Cel Tina Zelewski

April 18, 1935 - June 17, 2013
Macomb, Michigan
Zelewski, Cel (Tina), age 78, passed away June 17, 2013. Beloved wife of Frederick, loving mother of Martin (Donna), Peter (Teresa), and Irene (Darre...

Elaine Thomas

March 9, 1932 - June 9, 2013
Chesterfield, Michigan
Elaine Thomas, a resident of Chesterfield Township, passed away June 9, 2013. She was 81. Mrs. Thomas is survived by her children, Randy (Karen) Krim...

Richard Arthur ReKolt

June 17, 1936 - June 7, 2013
Oxford, Michigan
Richard Arthur ReKolt was born June 17, 1936 in Detroit, the only son of Herman and Georgeann (Rider) ReKolt. He grew up in Roseville. Richard was ...

Matthew Kleinsorge

May 10, 1979 - June 2, 2013
Macomb, Michigan
Matthew Kleinsorge, age 34, passed away unexpectedly June 2, 2013. He is survived by his parents, Dennis and Karen Kleinsorge; Grandmother Helen Pete...

Carol Ann Jurgelewicz

January 3, 1965 - May 23, 2013
Michigan
Carol Ann Jurgelewicz (Curtiss) passed away May 23, 2013 after a long courageous battle. She was born January 3, 1965 in Flint, Michigan, the daughte...

Arthur Henry Joseph Bisson

January 3, 1936 - May 22, 2013
Sterling Heights, Michigan
Arthur "Art" Henry Joseph Bisson entered this world just after New Year's Day in the height of the Depression: January 3, 1936. Born in Detroit to ...

Kelly Marie Merrill

June 29, 1973 - May 20, 2013
Macomb Township, Michigan
Kelly Marie Merrill passed away May 20, 2013 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was 39.
Kelly was born June 29, 1973, in Royal Oak, the o...

Evelyn Juliette Plourde

September 1, 1932 - May 17, 2013
Macomb Township, Michigan
Evelyn Juliette Plourde passed away peacefully with her family at her side on Friday, May 17, 2013. She was 80 years old. Evelyn was born September...

John Minaudo

November 18, 1962 - May 14, 2013
Chesterfield, Michigan
John Minaudo, age 50, passed away May 14, 2013. He was an avid outdoors man and belonged to the Coast Guard Auxiliary. John is survived by his loving...

Craig Bisby

May 1, 1986 - May 12, 2013
Macomb, Michigan

Jeremiah"Jerry"Collins

June 18, 1921 - May 12, 2013
Macomb, Michigan
Collins, Jeremiah (Jerry) F. -Age 91- May 12, 2013 Preceded in death by his beloved wife, Mary of 56 years (1945-2001) then Bonnie his wife of 6 year...

Richard Miramonti

September 18, 1944 - May 9, 2013
Shelby Township, Michigan
Richard Charles Miramonti, age 68, a resident of Shelby Township passed away Thursday, May 9, 2013. He is survived by his loving wife Cynthia and chi...

Angeline (Trupiano) Penney

February 20, 1920 - May 9, 2013
Clinton Township, Michigan
Angeline Trupiano, Penney [ Stefanie] Born in Detroit Mi. February 20, 1920 Passed May 9 2013 in Clinton TWP Mi.
Survived by her two d...

Chester Arthur Falle

February 15, 1928 - May 7, 2013
Macomb Township, Michigan
Chester "Chet" Arthur Falle came into this world on a cold day in February, 1928 to a French Canadian mother and an English father from the Island of...

Jon Miok

May 6, 1955 - May 1, 2013
Fair Haven, Michigan
Jon Miok, age 57, a resident of Fair Haven, past away May 1st.
He is survived by his loving mother Floare and brother Djovani Miok. Jon is predeceas...

Jimmy Walker

August 31, 1953 - April 21, 2013
Macomb Township, Michigan
Jimmy Walker passed away April 21, 2013 after a lengthy illness. He was 59. Jimmy was born August 31, 1953 in Detroit and grew up in Shelby Townshi...

Gloria Anne Schirle

March 18, 1936 - April 14, 2013
Shelby Township, Michigan

Mary Backos

June 13, 1929 - April 13, 2013
Sterling Heights, Michigan
Mary Backos was born June 13, 1929 in Steubenville, Ohio, to Nicholas and Ianthie (nee Cambouri) Christofis. Mary was one of four children. She met...

Rose Marie Pace

July 15, 1924 - April 13, 2013
Chesterfield Township, Michigan
Rose Marie Pace, age 88, passed away April 13, 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late Paul Pace, loving mother of Rose Marie Pennington, Mario(M...

Lucille Marie LaRue

September 2, 1926 - April 11, 2013
Macomb Township, Michigan
Lucille Marie Pagliarini LaRue, age 86, passed away April 11, 2013. Lucille was a resident of Macomb Township....

Rosalia Fontana Rizzo

July 11, 1931 - April 8, 2013
Clinton Township, Michigan
Rosalia Rizzo, age 81, passed away April 8, 2013. She was born July 11, 1931 in Sicily to Vincenzo and Antonina Fontana. She married Gaetano Rizzo ...

Cheryl Armstrong Hilliard

October 4, 1950 - April 7, 2013
Clinton Township, Michigan
Cheryl Armstrong Hilliard, age 62, passed away April 7, 2013. Passionate about music and the arts and their importance in the lives of children, she ...