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MARTENSON FUNERAL HOME

A Commitment to Personal Service for 3 Generations

The first Martenson Funeral Home, established in 1934 in Detroit, has been serving the families of the Downriver area for nearly 70 years. Over the years, the entire family and staff have looked for better ways to serve families who have come to trust and depend on The Martenson Family. Offering choices in funeral arrangements, maintaining comfortable surroundings, and providing assistance after the funeral are just a few ways we can help. All of the Martenson/Allore Funeral Homes are family-owned and offer a warm, home-like atmosphere, a bright, welcoming feeling, and staff members whose caring and compassion will greet you the moment you enter.
What sets Martenson apart?

Why do so many people trust The Martenson Family in their time of need? Because for the past 70 years, Martenson has developed a commitment to the highest quality of service, and a sincere desire to help local families through the changes and transitions of life.

The little things do make the biggest difference:


  • Beautiful, home-like facilities with spacious rooms, reference and lending library, audio-visual resource center, and chapel

  • Cafeteria-style gathering room with microwave oven and refrigerator

  • Aftercare resources and referrals

  • Personalize & customize the service through memorialization

  • One-stop shop for all your special needs and wishes including caskets and urns. We also offer flowers and pastries to send to the families of loved ones

  • Flexibility in services and prices

  • Professional, caring staff who will assist you with your every need


Our Obituaries

Rudolph J. Ruzza

September 14, 1929 - December 20, 2014

Rudy was a faithful and loving husband of his surviving and devoted wife, Annette M Ruzza, for over 58 years. Dedicated father to John (Cheri), Rick, Lisa Kerr and Angela (John) Winegarden. Proud grandfather of four beautiful and talented grandchildren, Rachael Kerr, Brian Kerr, Stacey Kerr and Grant Ruzza Rudy was a leader, not just in his own family, but in everything he became involved in;...
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William B. Heavner

November 26, 1929 - December 20, 2014

Heavner, William B. Age 85. December 20, 2014. Formerly of Wyandotte. Beloved husband of the late Jacqueline. Loving father of William Larry (Cathy), Joseph Kirk (Mary), Laura (Jim) Odette and Kimberly (Kevin) Mott. Proud grandfather of 13 and great grandfather of 20. Also survived by his companion Gloria Campbell as well as other loving family and friends. William attended school in...
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Janet G. McIntee

January 24, 1951 - December 20, 2014

McIntee, Janet G. Age 63 of Trenton. Born January 24, 1951 in Wyandotte, MI and died on December 20, 2014. Beloved wife of Brian who she married on March 20, 1976 at the Allen Park Presbyterian Church. Loving mom of Alissa (Matthew) Rennie, Mark (Sarah), Erin McIntee and Paul. Proud grandma of Evelyn and Norah Rennie and Emma McIntee. Dearest sister of Lynne (Donald) Fortney, Cynthia (James...
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Ralph E. Shotwell, Jr.

January 4, 1937 - December 20, 2014

Beloved husband of Beverly. Loving father of Cheryl (Mike) Heiligenthal, Wayne (Lori) and Debbie (Phil) Gardner. Dearest grandfather of Gina, Taylor, Haley, Jon and Lindsay. Dear brother of Sharon Raupp, Bob, Raymond and Russ.
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Mitzi Giavedon

January 27, 2014 - December 19, 2014

Giavedon, Mitzi of Grosse Ile, passed away December 19, 2014. Loving wife of Giuseppe. Loving aunt of Branko (Diane) Gegich, Mark (Debbie) Gegich, Cathy (Richard) Davis, George Gegich, and Lara (Steffano) Bagnariol. Also survived by brothers in law Djuro Rakas, and Armando Giavedon. Sisters in law Irene Gegich, Denise Gegich, Elizabeth Gegich, and Luegia (Danilo) Morson. As well as her dear...
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Nancy A. Drobet

September 7, 1926 - December 19, 2014

Drobet, Nancy A. Age 88. December 19, 2014. Loving mom of Brian, Robert and Colleen. Also survived by her grandchildren and great grandchildren as well as other family and friends. Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army
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Sarah C. Genevich

July 17, 1926 - December 19, 2014

Genevich, Sarah C. Age 88. December 19, 2014 of Allen Park. Beloved wife of the late Joseph. Loving mom of Gerald (Cheryl), the late Thomas, Patrice (Michael) Kaczmarek, Joseph (Theresa) and the late James. Loving mother-in-law to Carol Genevich (Joe Hiltz). Proud grandma of Thomas (Candace) and Michael (Amber) Genevich; Michael (Megan), Andrea and Matthew Kaczmarek; and David and...
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Mary C. Leleszi

May 12, 1917 - December 18, 2014

Leleszi, Mary C. Age 97 of Ypsilanti. Loving mother of Irene M., Jimmie P. and William A. Also survived by 5 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.
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Ralph R. Dajos

July 12, 1951 - December 16, 2014

Beloved husband of Nancy Ferrell-Dajos. Loving father of Timothy (Mika) Dajos, Lori (Mike) Peabody and step-father of Garren Myers, Sherry Condron, Kim Armstrong and Cindy Conn. Dear brother of Elaine Quick, Dorothy Dajos, Nancy Dajos, Philip (Ann) Dajos, the late Richard Dajos and the late Robert Dajos. Also survived by other loving family members and friends. The family suggests donations to...
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Violet T. O'Harrow

December 31, 1924 - December 15, 2014

Born December 31, 1924 in Blissfield, Violet was the daughter of John & Katherine (Kuryvial) Tomechek. She married the love of her life, Darl "Whitey" O'Harrow on June 21, 1947. Sadly he preceded her in death January 27, 1997. A dedicated homemaker, Violet also drove school bus for Airport Community Schools for over 28 years, retiring in 1987. She enjoyed bingo and playing cards. Violet...
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Philip D. Steiner

February 18, 1977 - December 14, 2014

Steiner, Phillip D., age 37, of Trenton, MI., December 14, 2014, loving son of Carol (Gary Glover) Steiner and Thomas (Sal) Steiner; dear brother of Andrew (Jenny Gagala) Steiner; also survived by 3 aunts and 2 uncles and several cousins and friends.
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Fran "Susie" Ankney

May 6, 1943 - December 14, 2014

Ankney, Fran "Susie". Age 71. December 14, 2014 of Riverview. Beloved mom of Beth (Joseph) Klenczar and Denise Loomis. Proud grandma of Krystal, Matthew, Mark, Courtney and Emily and G.G. to Presleigh. Loving sister of Fred, the late Patrick, Margaret (John) Sokotuk and Dennis (Margie). Also survived by her sister-in-law Lois Ankney as well as other loving family and friends. Frances...
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Mary L. Nagy

January 10, 1930 - December 14, 2014

Nagy, Mary L. Dec 14 Age 84 formerly of Trenton. Beloved Wife of Alex. Dear Mother of Patricia, Leslie (Peter) Zancanaro, Caroline (Jim) Hinkle, John (Connie) and Amy (Rob) Bordeau. Also survived by 11 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. In state Friday 9:30 until Funeral Mass 10:00am at the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Trenton.
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Mary L. Oldani

August 25, 1933 - December 13, 2014

Oldani, Mary L. Age 81. December 13, 2014 of Riverview and formerly of Trenton. Daughter of the late Anthony and Violet Oldani. Loving sister of the late Nancy Loveland. Aunt of Lora Wolfe and Lisa (Todd) Seroka. Great aunt of Travis Neltner, Matthew Neltner, Adam Seroka and Lauren Seroka. Also survived by other loving family and friends. She was a graduate of both Michigan State...
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Shirley Irene Olsen

March 18, 1935 - December 13, 2014

Born in Detroit, Shirley was the daughter of George & Irene (Anderson) McGregor. She married the love of her life, Leonard Olsen, on June 23, 1956. They had been married for 51 years, before his death on November 7, 2007. A dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, and friend, Shirley had worked as a Medical Assistant as well as other administrative positions throughout her life. She graduated from...
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Virginia E. Pease

June 24, 1924 - December 13, 2014

Pease, Virginia E., age 90, December 13, 2014 formerly of Rockwood. Beloved wife of the late Harold. Loving mother of Jean (Frank) Vandall, Robin (Joe) Shay and the late Brenda (the late Mars) Storie. Also survived by 7 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Contributions in memory of Virginia's life may be made to the Michigan Humane Society or the American Heart Association A video to...
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Lila B. Hill

November 27, 1938 - December 13, 2014

Hill, Lila B. of Trenton, Michigan. Born November 27, 1938. Passed December 13, 2014. Lila was loved by many and will be dearly missed. Memorial contributions may be made to Michigan Humane Society
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Renee E. Costa

February 21, 1968 - December 12, 2014

Costa, Renee E. Age 46, of Lincoln Park. December 12, 2014. Loving mother of Justin, Jessica and Jamie. Proud grandmother of Kamerin, Antonio, Alonzo, Carlito and Makenzie. Dearest daughter of Edward and Kathy Maddix. Dear granddaughter of Cleatus Gavin. Loving sister of Michele and Tracy. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
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Linda Kamin

October 13, 1954 - December 12, 2014

Linda Kamin, age 60 of Brownstown, formerly of Lincoln Park and Romulus, passed away December 12th, 2014. Loving wife of Clarence. Dear mother of Jennifer (Shawn) Cox, and Lindsey Kamin. Also survived by her mother Lucy Katoch, sister in law Gloria Bartholomew, as well as many other loving family and friends.
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James H. Proctor

May 28, 1939 - December 12, 2014

James Howard "Jim" Proctor, 75, died Friday, December 12, 2014 at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital from pneumonia. He was surrounded by family at the time of his death. He leaves his common law wife of 30 years, Catherine Anne Robinson, his son James Leonard Proctor, his daughter, Christina Lynn (Proctor) Bonigut; his three step-daughters, Alana Margaret (Robinson) Jordan, Jessica (Robinson)...
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Doreen Lica MacInnes

November 28, 1969 - December 11, 2014

Doreen Lica MacInnes, age 45, of Dearborn Heights, MI passed away Thursday December 11, 2014, Loving daughter of the late Martin and Margaret (Dapprich) MacInnes; dear sister of Darlene (Ed) Doucette, Martin R. (Kim) MacInnes, Deborah (Bill) Spry, Denise (Vernon) Wyeth, Leonard (Gail) MacInnes, Donna (Joseph) Hanley and Scott (Tracy) MacInnes; proud aunt of several nieces and nephews.
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Glenn H. Johnson

October 30, 1922 - December 11, 2014

Johnson, Glenn H., age 92, December 11, 2014 of Grosse Ile. He is survived by his children Richard (Phyllis) Johnson and Doreen Johnson; his grandchildren Jimmy Johnson, Lynn Fox-Love, Lana Machnik and Rita Fox-Glance; 4 great grandchildren and his brother Huntley Johnson. Preceded in death by his brother Warren Johnson. A gathering and Life Celebration are being planned for a later date at the...
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Gary B. Glidden

January 10, 1947 - December 11, 2014

Glidden, Gary B., Age 67 of Woodhaven, formerly of Allen Park passed away December 11, 2014. Gary worked for Blue Cross Blue Shield for over 30 years, retiring in 1999. He leaves to cherish his memory, Laura, his wife of the past 32 years; children Kimbery Glidden and Donovan (April) Glidden; as well as a brother Tom (JoAnn) Glidden. In accordance with Gary's wishes, cremation is being handled...
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Manuel R. "Ray" Rodriguez

April 8, 1946 - December 11, 2014

Rodriguez, Manuel R.; known as "Ray". Age 68. April 8, 1946-December 11, 2014 in Laredo, TX and Dearborn, MI. Beloved husband of Amelia. Loving father of Tony, Manuel Jr., Victor, Maria del Carmen and Delilah. Proud grandfather of Lulu (Mathew), J.R. (Emily), Patricia (Eric) and Adrianna. Great grandfather of Crissi, Nene, Selena, Zondra, Erica, Kennedy and Cruz. Dearest brother of Lupe Rodriguez...
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Roger J. Meyer

July 7, 1952 - December 10, 2014

Roger J. Meyer, age 62, of Monroe, Michigan passed away Wednesday afternoon December 10, 2014 at Mercy Memorial Hospital, he had been in declining health. Roger was born July 7, 1952 in Monroe to Charles and Angela (Cousino) Meyer; he graduated from Catholic Central High School and received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Eastern Michigan University. He was a substitute teacher in the local...
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Joan E. Blake

May 14, 1939 - December 10, 2014

Blake, Joan E. Age 75. December 10, 2014 of Riverview and formerly of Southgate. Beloved wife of the late Robert. Loving mom of Albert (Renee), Cynthia Blake (Carlos Perez) and Lori (Billy) Borieo. Proud grandma of Christa (Justin) Tepper, Jamie (Michael) Clemons, Dominic (Lynsey) Silva, Cortney Silva, Blake Menzel, Lauren Blake, Calli Menzel and Allissa Blake. Great grandma of Hudson,...
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Lois Buhse

January 8, 1959 - December 8, 2014

Buhse, Lois, age 55 formerly of Trenton, passed away suddenly at home December 8th, 2014. Dear sister of Drs. Charles (Janet) Buhse, Tim (Michele Gonyea) Buhse, Linnea (Robert) Schulz, and Priscilla (Rollin) Gish. Also survived by her nieces Emily (Bryan), Katie, Linnea, Caroline, Jeannine (Eddie), Laura, a great niece Olivia, and her rescued companion dog Stella. In lieu of flowers memorial...
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Richard Joseph Vogel

July 25, 1956 - December 8, 2014

Born in Detroit, Richard was the son of John & Barbara (Woods) Vogel. A veteran of the United States Marine Corps, Richard worked for Ford Motor Company for over 29 years before his retirement. Richard leaves to cherish his memory two sons: Jason (Andrea Sellman) Vogel and Alex Vogel; grandchildren: Levi Vogel and Truman Vogel; siblings: Deborah (Nick) Bader, John (Deborah) Vogel, Michael ...
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Paul J. Lacko

January 9, 1934 - December 7, 2014

Lacko, Paul J., age 80, December 7, 2014 of Taylor, Michigan. Beloved husband of Marion Evelyn "Evie". Loving father of David (Pamela) Lacko, Lynne (Kenneth) Wisth, Joyce Tipton, John Lacko (Bill) and Karen (Douglas) Wootten. Also survived by his dear grandchildren JoLynne (J.D.) Kohl and Nicholas Tipton; cherished by his great grandchildren Tiffany Anne and Lauren Evelyn Kohl; his siblings Irene...
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Michael S. Maddux

February 26, 1925 - December 7, 2014

Michael S. Maddux, age 89, of Newport, MI passed away Sunday morning December 7, 2014 in his home, surrounded by his family. Michael was born February 26, 1925 in Bluffton, Indiana to Franklin and Elsie (Rothgeb) Maddux. He married the love of his life Martha "Marge" J. Dines on February 1, 1947; sadly she preceded him in death on May 9, 2006. Michael proudly served his country in the United...
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Madge Cagle

December 23, 1918 - December 7, 2014

Loving mother of Rhonda (Jose) Villerreal and Sheela (Ron) Canfield. Dearest grandmother of Tammy (Chris) Smith, Veronica (Jim) Jackson, Rita (Kevin) Badura, Spring (Mike) Ivey, Scott (Amy) Canfield and great-grandmother of Christopher Smith, Melissa Smith, Joshua (Chelsea) Badura, Hannah Badura, Noah Badura, Sydney Ivey, Emily Ivey and Natalie Canfield. Also survived by 1 brother, 1 sister, many...
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Amber Elizabeth Webb

January 17, 1998 - December 6, 2014

Cherished daughter of Shawn Webb and Jenny Peterson-Ott and step-daughter of Brad Ott and Shannon Zokoe. Loving sister of Brant Ott and Drew Zokoe. Darling granddaughter of Kathryn and Butch Nelson, Mamalynn and Earl Brown, Wendy and Dennis Danville and Mimi Gronda. Also survived by many other loving family members and friends. Donations in memory of Amber may be made to the family.
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Leon J. Williams

October 26, 1924 - December 6, 2014

Williams, Leon J. Age 90 of Taylor and formerly of Southgate. Born October 26, 1924 in California, PA and died December 6, 2014 in Taylor, MI. Beloved husband of the late Elizabeth. Loving dad of Angele Williams, Terry Lewis and the late Leon. Proud grandpa of Stephani (Scott) Mummert and Christopher (Meredith) Lewis. Great grandpa of Natalie, Wyatt, Hunter and Ethan. Preceded in death by...
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Evelyn M. Klish

August 14, 1927 - December 6, 2014

Loving mother of Raymond (Patricia) and Renee. Dearest grandma of Lynette and Raymond and great-grandma of Hailey and Alexander. Dear sister of Morris (Carroll) Isenberg, Earl (Jessel) Isenberg, Geraldine (Ron Newland) Jaskiewicz and the late Mary Ellen (the late Harold) Wolan. Preceded in death by her parents Hardy and Lena Isenberg and her brother-in-law Zigmund Jaskiewicz. Donations in memory...
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Dena Ridenour

January 3, 1931 - December 5, 2014

Dena Ridenour, age 83, of Riverview, MI passed away Friday December 5, 2014, loving mother of Bill and the late Brenda Ridenour, Nola (Tony) Los and Dan (Sally) Ridenour; proud grandmother of Sheila (David) Vaclav, Lisa (Ron) Todd, Kerri (Steve) Donovan and Molly (Randy) Ashley,; great grandmother of 11,; great great grandmother of 4; dear sister of 5 brothers; preceded in death by her parents, 2...
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John M. Kolpasky

August 18, 1936 - December 4, 2014

Kolpasky, John M., age 78, December 4, 2014 of Lincoln Park. Beloved father of Scott and Todd (Michele). Proud grandfather of Darien and Raven. Also survived by his brother Richard (Carol) and his brother-in-law Robert Stevens. Preceded in death by his sister Mary Lou Stevens. Please View John's video tribute by clicking the multimedia tab above.
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Thomas M. Sovitch

November 16, 1934 - December 3, 2014

Sovitch, Thomas. Age 80, of Riverview. December 3, 2014. Beloved husband of Barbara for 60 years. Loving father of Cheryl Kastl and Greg (Patricia) Sovitch. Dear uncle of Jeffrey E. Sovitch. Proud grandfather of Lindsay, Nathan, Abigail and Olivia. Great grandfather of Carter, Emmett and Greyson Thomas. Employee of Ford Motor Co. for over 50 years.
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Alice Louise Bruley

January 14, 1924 - December 3, 2014

Alice Louise Bruley, age 90 of Trenton, passed away December 3, 2014. Loving wife of the late Myron Bruley. Dear mother of Frederick L. (Lisa) Bruley, Lorraine Bruley, and Jeffery A. Bruley. Proud grandmother of Ryan (Julianne) Bruley, Erik Bruley, Chelsea Bruley and Robin Bruley. Also survived by her sisters Catherine C. LaForest and Joanne Fitzgerald.
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Helen R. Hodor

December 18, 1922 - December 3, 2014

Hodor, Helen, age 91, December 3, 2014 of Southgate, Michigan, formerly of Delray, Lincoln Park, and Estral Beach, Michigan. Beloved wife of the late Stanley. Loving mother of Arlene Laurain, Linda (Thomas) Higginson, Ann (Tim) Livernois and the late Lorrie Bowman. Also survived by 9 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and 2 great, great grandchildren. Services will be private. Inurnment...
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Deborah Shaw

April 18, 1950 - December 3, 2014

Deborah ("Debbie") Cheryl Shaw, age 64, died on December 3, 2014 at Angela Hospice in Livonia after a heroic five-year battle with ovarian cancer. She leaves behind her mother, Maxine Shaw, her loving daughters, Heather Summers of San Diego and Megan Blaszak of Royal Oak, as well as her devoted sister Pamela Shaw, nieces Kimberly Alcantara and Rebecca Oistad, seven adoring grand-nephews and grand...
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Alejandro Lopez

January 20, 1952 - December 2, 2014

Born in Branchville, Texas, Alejandro was the son of Anastasio & Dora (Gonzalez) Lopez. He faithfully served his country with the United States Marine Corps from August 23, 1974 until October 6, 1976. Alejandro married the love of his life, Dolores Llanes in May of 1999. He worked for Armond Castle Railroad for over 20 years. Alejandro leaves to cherish his memory, Dolores, his wife of the...
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Alice Brower

September 4, 1915 - December 2, 2014

Brower, Alice. Age 99. Born on September 4, 1915 in Philadelphia, PA and died December 2, 2014 in Taylor, MI. Beloved wife of the late John. Loving mother of Joan (the late Michael) Rusko and John (Kimberly) Brower. Proud grandmother of Cheryl (Al) Laemmel, Michelle (Chuck) Balan and Michael (Kathy) Rusko. Great grandmother of Alexander (Jennifer) Gavrila, Valerie Gavrila, Jennifer Thompson...
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Jamy S. Mazure

October 12, 1979 - December 1, 2014

Mazure, Jamy S. Age 35 of Trenton. Jamy will be missed by many. Please share a memory by visiting our Guestbook.
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John Thomas Jaques

January 4, 1926 - December 1, 2014

John T. Jaques age 88 of Gladwin formerly of Lincoln Park passed peacefully in his sleep on Dec. 1, 2014. Proceeded by his wife Patricia and Daughter Jannette, Sisters: Anne (Lyman)Stong, Helen (Joe Fritz), Lilian (George) Centek, and Brother Robert(Mary) Jaques. Loving father of Sharon (Larry) Alexander, John (Susan) Jaques, Allan {Nora) Jaques, and Patricia Lynne Jaques. Brother of William ...
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Frank S. Kurolvech

May 2, 1920 - December 1, 2014

Kurolvech, Frank S., age 94, 2014 of Riverview. Beloved husband of the late Elsie. Loving father of Chris (Dan) Cote´. Also survived by his grandchildren Danielle and Christopher. Contributions in memory of Franks' life may be made to Disabled American Veterans or Paralyzed Veterans of America
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Anna Sammut

May 13, 1944 - December 1, 2014

Anna Sammut, May 13, 1944 – December 1, 2014. Loving wife of Joseph, beloved daughter of Mary Bartolo. Ann is survived by her children, Bridget (Remo) Recchia, Jeffrey (Kimberly) Sammut, and Brian Sammut. Ann enjoyed her four grandchildren Angela (Shawn) Murphy, Alyssa (Bradley) Cioma, Nicholas Recchia and Christina Sammut. She is the eldest sister of Carmen (Jerry) Polarolo and Yvonne ...
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Jennifer Caron

June 20, 1978 - November 30, 2014

Caron, Jennifer. Age 36 of Southgate. Born June 20, 1978 in Wayne, Michigan and died November 30, 2014 in Southgate, Michigan. Beloved daughter of Thelma and Leonard Caron. Loving sister of Leonard Caron and Ramona Dunnigan. Also survived by other loving family and friends. Jennifer was a graduate of Southgate Anderson High School and was employed by Prudential Security, Inc. Memorial...
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Antonio Palumbo

January 17, 1937 - November 30, 2014

Palumbo, Antonio, Nov 30 Age 77 of Brownstown. Beloved Husband of the late Maria. Dear Father of Lorein (Michael) Puckett, Dana (Kim) Hildebrandt, Anna Palumbo, Silvia (Edward) Tabone and Tony (Sonya.) Proud Grandfather of Andrea Gove, Michael (Kristen) Gove, Kim (Hildebrandt, Gene Hildebrandt, Priscilla Wilder, Nicholas Wilder, Mia TaBone, Nathan Palumbo and Vincent Palumbo. Loving Brother...
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James A. Gandol

October 18, 1925 - November 30, 2014

Gandol, James A. Age 89 of Grosse Ile. Born October 18, 1925 in Dearborn, MI and died November 30, 2014 in Trenton, MI. Beloved husband of Phyllis and the late Dolores. Loving father of Jim (Jacquelyn), Mark (Tabitha) and the late Brian. Proud grandfather of Kiana. Step-father of Kenneth (Janet) Godon. Step-grandfather of Lauren and Lucas. Dearest brother of Margaret Nuccio, Anthony (Bea...
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Phyllis Mae Miller

November 20, 1925 - November 29, 2014

Born in Maumee, Ohio, Phyllis was the daughter of Vincent P. and Velma H. (Bayes) Wise. She married William G. Miller February 12, 1972 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Maumee. Sadly he preceded her in death January 31, 2014 Phyllis was a graduate of Maumee High School and attended her 70th year class reunion in September of 2013. Phyllis' passion was her business, Otter Creek Marina which...
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Mary Ann Jones

July 31, 1935 - November 29, 2014

Born in South Rockwood, Mary Ann was the daughter of John & Ethel (Cousino) Beaudrie. She married the love of her life, Dale Jones, on January 10, 1953. Sadly he preceded her in death September 3, 2008. A devoted wife, mother and homemaker, Mary Ann was a lifelong member of St. Mary of the Annunciation Catholic Church in Rockwood, where she served on the Restoration Committee, was a...
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Hasan Premtaj

March 3, 1924 - November 29, 2014

Premtaj, Hasan, born in Vlore, Albania, age 90 of Allen Park, passed away November 29, 2014. Loving husband of over 60 years to Nake. Dear father of Sam (Sandra), Marty (Ellen), and Al. Proud grandfather of Cole.
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Warren S. Hill

April 5, 1927 - November 28, 2014

Hill, Warren S., age 87, November 28, 2014 of Trenton, Michigan. Beloved husband of the late Julia. Loving father of Susan, David and the late Deborah. Contributions in memory of Warren's life may be made to The Salvation Army
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Charles R. Konopka

November 13, 1957 - November 28, 2014

Charles is the beloved son of Patricia Burd and the late George Konopka and the loving brother of Tony (Peggy), Jeff (Gloria), Timothy, the late George, Nicki Konopka and Theresa (Randy) Mitter. Also survived by his nieces, nephews, other loving family and friends; he enjoyed the beach and being out in the sun. Memorial contributions to honor his memory may be made in any way the donor chooses.
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Patricia "Pat" Milon

October 11, 1927 - November 27, 2014

Milon, Patricia "Pat", age 87, November 27, 2014 of Riverview, formerly of Trenton. Beloved wife of the late Edward. Loving mother of David Milon, Diane (James) Laybourn and Joe Milon. Also survived by her grandchildren David and Jessica. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Pat's life may be made to the Disabled American Veterans
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Sophie Szatan

July 22, 1925 - November 26, 2014

Szatan, Sophie, age 89, November 26, 2014 of Trenton, Michigan. Beloved wife of the late Daniel. Loving mother of Chris (Mike) Thomson and the late Eva Marie Szatan. Dear sister of Jane Witan and the late Chester Kowalewski. Also survived by her niece Mary (Paul) Graves and her nephew Matthew Kowalewski. Contributions in memory of Sophie's life may be made to Saint Joseph Catholic Church
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Harry D. Rhodes, Sr.

May 17, 1935 - November 25, 2014

Born in Tiptonville, Tennessee, Harry was the son of Charlie & Onie (West) Rhodes. He married the love of his life, Shirley Vlodyka on February 14, 1955. Harry worked as a Crane Operator at McLouth Steel for over 48 years, retiring in 1995. A member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Rockwood, Harry was very involved with the Rockwood Recreation Department and last founding member of the Huron...
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Sidney C. Chapman, Jr.

July 16, 1956 - November 24, 2014

Sidney C. Chapman JR., age 58, of Flat Rock, MI passed away Monday November 24, 2014, beloved husband of Linda, loving father of Mindie (Scott) Koch of Bowling Green, OH, proud PaPaw of Scott Jr, Kayla and Whitney Koch, dear brother of Jack (Cheryl) Chapman, Terry Chapman, Velda (Alfred) Carmona, Veda (David) Schull and Vera Hayes, uncle of many nieces and nephews. Sidney was a tool & die maker...
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William Stefanick

June 10, 1930 - November 24, 2014

Born in River Rouge, William was the son of Nicholas and Catherine (Lamanski) Stefanick. He honorably served his country in the United States Navy. He then married Elaine Stevenson in May of 1955. William was a Foreman with McLouth Steel for over 42 years, retiring in 1992. William is survived by his wife Elaine; children: Lori Stefanick and William D. (Lorraine) Stefanick; as well as...
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John S. "Jack" Kell

September 9, 1929 - November 23, 2014

KELL, John S. "Jack" age 85 of Southgate, surrounded by his loving family, passed on November 23, 2014. He was preceded by his loving wife Joan of 58 wonderful years. Cherished father of Mike (Diane), Carrie (Mike) Scozewski, Janice (Mike) Ptak, Jack (Shannon), Tom, Lori Stafford, Lisa (Karl) Steffke and preceded in death by daughter Kristi. Jack was the loving grandfather of 22 and great...
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Helen M. Tullius

August 29, 1924 - November 23, 2014

Tullius, Helen M. Age 90 of Allen Park. Born August 29, 1924 in Hamburg Twp., MI and died November 23, 2014 in Dearborn, MI. Beloved wife of the late Joseph Jacob Tullius. Loving mother of Joan Marie Turcotte and the late Larry Joseph Tullius. Proud grandmother of Todd (Christine) Turcotte, Tammy (James) LaBar, Jason (Kelly) Turcotte, Troy (Catherine) Tullius and Terry (Sherry) Tullius. ...
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William E. Cashmore

July 12, 1923 - November 22, 2014

Beloved husband of Evelyn. Loving dad of William (Candice), Jack (Heather) and Janice (Lyle) Croo. Dearest grandpa of Denise (Mark), Kimberly (Chris), Aaron (Virginia), Brad (Amy), Mat (Amanda) and Jeff (Kelly). Dear great-grandpa of Kaylee, Gavin, Aleara, Cash, Login and Braxton. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and other loving family members. The family suggests donations to the Disabled...
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Joseph T. Shepard

June 13, 1970 - November 20, 2014

Joseph T. Shepard, age 44 of Taylor, passed away November 20, 2014. Loving husband of Susan. Proud father of Jacob and Rachael. Loving son of A. Lee and Betty Sue Shepard. Also survived by two sisters Vicki Paul and Carol (Craig) Shepard-Estill, several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and other loving family and friends.
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Carolyn L. McAninch

March 10, 1942 - November 20, 2014

Carolyn L. McAninch, age 72, of Monroe, MI passed away Thursday, November 20, 2014 at Fountain View of Monroe, she had been in declining health for three years and seriously ill for six months. Carolyn was born March 10, 1942 in Monroe, daughter of Alvin Lee and Margret (Stepp) Mathes; she graduated from Monroe High School in 1960. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Education from Lincoln...
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Frances Ann Mizak

December 3, 1936 - November 20, 2014

Frances Ann Mizak, age 77 of Grosse Ile, passed away November 20, 2014. Loving mother of Karen (Leigh) Bagnell, Stan Mizak, Sharron (Frank) Schwein, and Mike Mizak. Proud grandmother of John, Troy, Tristen, Connor, Max, Alie, Dominic, and Zach. Also survived by her sister Jennie (Jack) Palace. Frances was preceded in death by her daughter Lysa Smith.
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Faro Gaglio

November 13, 1936 - November 20, 2014

Gaglio, Faro. Age 78. November 20, 2014 of Southgate. Survived by his wife of 48 years, Rose. Loving father of Russell, Dominic (Josie), Joe (Ninetta), Rosa (Brian), and Faro (Sara). Beloved Nonno of Faro, Nino, Enzo, Rosella, Emilio, Zaro, Lia, Tony, Christian, Mia, Evelena, and Delmazio. Loving brother of Emanuele, Vito, Pina, Cesare, Procopio, Caterina, and Rosolino. Also survived by...
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Robert P. LaDuke

February 15, 1929 - November 20, 2014

LaDuke, Robert P., age 85, November 20, 2014 of South Rockwood. Beloved husband of the late Nelda. Loving father of Michele (Peter) LaDuke Ehlert , Theodore LaDuke, Anthony LaDuke and Sarah LaDuke. Also survived by his grandchildren Robert (Megan Oldfield) Ehlert, Erin (Michael Miller) Ehlert, Paul LaDuke and Kenneth LaDuke; great granddaughter Elizabeth Miller. He was preceded in death by baby...
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Margaret May Pastor

May 20, 1940 - November 20, 2014

Pastor, Margaret May. Age 74, of Southgate. November 20, 2014. Loving mother of Robert, William, Misty (Jeff) and Dawn (Stan). Proud Gram of Lisa, Dustin, Hailey, and Gracie. Great Gram of Payton. Dear sister of Helen Chadwick. Preceded in death by a son Kevin. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
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Zeferino Puente

August 26, 1915 - November 19, 2014

Puente, Zeferino Age 99. November 19, 2014. Beloved husband of the late Juanita. Loving father to Rowl (Mary) Puente, Tita (Harry) Mathie, Jose (the late Pat) Puente, and the late Albert (Kathey). Also survived by 10 grandchildren, his great grandchildren and sister Mary (Ray) Rodriguez. Preceded in death by his brother Saturnino (Carmen) Puente.
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Charles W. "Chuck" Teichart, Jr.

January 20, 1947 - November 19, 2014

Teichart, Charles "Chuck" W., Jr. November 19, 2014; age 67 of Trenton, MI and formerly of Duquesne, PA . Born January 20, 1947 to the late Charles and Ethel Teichart. Charles was the President of Steelworks, Inc. which he established in 1993. Beloved Husband of 47 years to Esther; they were married on May 27, 1967. Loving Dad of Jillann (John) Tockstein, Jan McNamara (John Cunningham) and...
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William F. Balmes, Jr

January 7, 1928 - November 18, 2014

Balmes, William F., Jr. Age 86 of Lincoln Park. Born January 7, 1928 in Detroit, MI and died November 18, 2014 in Trenton. Beloved husband of Jacqueline. Dear father of Sharon (Daniel) Kulhanek, Debra (Stuart) Baron, William, III (Debra) and Jacqueline (Robert) Cook. Also survived by 12 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, 1 sister Janet Perkins as well as other loving family and friends....
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Mary J. Prokurat

August 13, 1924 - November 17, 2014

Mary J. Prokurat, age 90, of Brownstown, Michigan, passed away peacefully Monday November 17, 2014 Beloved wife of the late Anthony in 2002, loving mother of Jerry (Sandy), Lori (Warren) Kennedy, Marie (Norm) Clark and the late David in 2005, proud grandmother of Tim Prokurat, April (Clayton) Butts, Tony (Liz) Clark, Benjamin Kennedy and David Kennedy, loving great grandmother of Charli, Brooke...
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Sunny Flowers

January 22, 1922 - November 16, 2014

Sunny Flowers, age 92, of Monroe, MI, he was called from our midst on Sunday November 16, 2014 at Brighton Gardens in Belleville, MI. Sun was born January 22, 1922 in Jackson, Mississippi, while working as an elevator operator in Jackson he was drafted into the 92nd Infantry Division of the U.S.Army (known as the Buffalos) in 1942. He fought in the invasion of Italy in World War II and was...
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Pamela Tierney

May 28, 1960 - November 15, 2014

Tierney, Pamela. Age 54. November 15, 2014 of Trenton and formerly of San Diego, CA. Beloved daughter of Patricia and the late James. Loving sister of Jamei, Mary and Peter (Aliza). Proud aunt of Sophia and Max. Also survived by other loving family and friends.
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Jean S. Richardson

February 16, 1925 - November 15, 2014

Richardson, Jean S., age 89, November 15, 2014 of Allen Park, formerly of River Rouge. Beloved wife of the late James Richardson. Loving mother of Scott (Julie) Richardson and Susan (Roy) Tonkery. Also survived by her granddaughter Dr. Elizabeth A. Tonkery; her sister Jesse (the late Charlie) Malin; nieces and nephews. Jean was a long time teacher at River Rouge High School. Contributions in...
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Charles W. Romick, Jr.

March 2, 1942 - November 15, 2014

Romick, Charles W., Jr., age 72, November 15, 2014 of Taylor, Michigan. He is survived by his wife Patricia; his children Loyd (Michelle), Nancy (Josie) Thane, Carol (Ryker) Bieganski, Charles (Kob Suthichat) and David; his grandchildren Brittany, Samantha, Emma, Natalie, Ethan, Dakota and Abigail. Contributions in memory of Charles' life may be made to the National Kidney Foundation or to the...
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Donna M. Venier

November 3, 1927 - November 15, 2014

Born in Detroit, Donna was the daughter of Martin & Vera (Buesnell) Lizyness. She married the love of her life, Leonard Venier on August 31, 1946. A dedicated homemaker, Donna was a member of St. Charles Catholic Church. She enjoyed bowling and crocheting but most of all she loved spending time with her family. Donna leaves to cherish her memory, Leonard, her husband of the past 68 years;...
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John LaFata

December 16, 1968 - November 14, 2014

LaFata, John. Age 45, of Carleton. November 14, 2014. Loving father of Nicholas John LaFata. Dear brother of Tina Marie (Scott) Leigh and Patty (John) Taylor. Survived also by many nieces, nephews, 1 great niece and 2 great nephews. Preceded in death by parents Vincent and Gail LaFata and a brother Vincent Tony LaFata. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
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William Allen Sayyae

April 14, 1941 - November 14, 2014

Sayyae, William Allen, age 73 of Newport, formerly of Dearborn Heights, passed away November 14, 2014. Dear father of Scott, Carrie (Jeffrey) Wood, and Michael (Corey) Brill. Proud grandfather of Courtney Allen, Caylie Wood, Joseph Sayyae, Charlotte and Maria Brill.
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Robert W. "Jazz" Jazdzewski

May 14, 1932 - November 13, 2014

Jazdzewski, Robert W. "Jazz", age 82, November 13, 2014 of Trenton, Michigan. Beloved husband of Virginia. Loving father of Terry (Robert) Shuk, Joan (AJ) Banks, Jan (Patrick) Stawara, Tammy (Ronald) Kruse, Thomas (Joanne), Julie (Joe) Sammons and John (Stacey). Also survived by his grandchildren Nicole, Rachael, Danny, Samantha, Justin, Alexis, Carley and Madison; 6 great grandchildren and his...
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Kelly E. Lloyd

December 2, 1974 - November 13, 2014

Lloyd, Kelly E. Age 39, of Brownstown. November 13, 2014. Beloved wife of Shane for 9 years. Loving mother of Emily, Brooke and Lily. Loving daughter of Patricia (Jim) Ellenburg. Dear sister of William (Michelle) Burks and Jamie Ellenburg (Crystal). Dearest granddaughter of Dorothy Gray. Daughter-in-law of Butch (Joy) Lloyd. Adored aunt of Cadance and Angeleena'. Survived also by many loving...
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William L. Carson

October 4, 1923 - November 13, 2014

After an extended illness, William Lloyd Carson (Bill), 91 of Taylor, MI passed away of natural causes in his home on Thursday, November 13, 2014. Bill was born on October 4, 1923 and his parents were Robert and Delia Carson of Detroit, MI. Bill graduated from Wilbur Wright Trade School, where he studied automotive manufacturing. During World War II, Bill served as a cadet in the U.S Naval...
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Evan Alexander Spezia

December 19, 1994 - November 12, 2014

Evan Alexander Spezia, age 19 of Trenton, passed away November 12, 2014. Loving son of Amy. Dear brother of Timothy and Caitlyn. Beloved grandson of Duncan and Carol Murdock. Evan is also survived by his aunts, uncles, and many other loving family and friends.
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Canuta Coronado Perez

January 19, 1917 - November 11, 2014

Perez, Canuta Coronado. Age 97 of Allen Park. Born on January 19, 1917 in Mexico and died on November 11, 2014 in Dearborn. Beloved wife of the late Pedro G. Loving mother of the late Mary Reyna, Richard, Lillian Dedes, Pedro, Jr., Gloria Nowland, Alfred, Raquel Grzyb, Mario, Veronica Miller, David and Joseph. Also survived by her grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren...
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Robert M. Kopke

July 19, 1931 - November 10, 2014

Kopke , Robert, beloved husband of Joan (Howard) and longtime resident of Grosse Ile, passed away on November 10, 2014 at age 83. Born in 1931 to Michael & Gladys (LaForest) Kopke, Bob resided in River Rouge as a young child but soon moved to Grosse Ile where he grew up, went to school, and lived for the rest of his life. After graduating from Grosse Ile High School, he worked with his father...
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John Peffer

May 29, 1951 - November 10, 2014

Peffer, John. Age 63 of Trenton. Born May 29, 1951 and died on November 10, 2014. Beloved dad of Jennifer Cocklin, John and Scott. Proud papa to 7 grandsons and 1 granddaughter. Dearest brother of Judy and Joyce. Also survived by other loving family and friends. Preceded in death by his parents John and Luella and 1 sister Janet. John was a graduate of Trenton High School and was the...
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Edward R. Yanos

December 25, 1937 - November 10, 2014

Beloved husband of Norma. Loving father of Vicki Betyn, Craig (Effie), Michelle (Dan) Kuenning and Brian (Becky). Dearest grandpa of Brendan, Brooklynn (Luke), Brittany (Josh), Kevin, Krista, Brianna, Julianna, Landan, Madison, Tucker and Lillie. Ed was an avid sports fan who will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
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Darwin Edison Johnson, Jr.

March 23, 1923 - November 9, 2014

Born March 23, 1923 in Monroe, Darwin was the son of Darwin & Margaret (Weatherholt) Johnson. He honorably served his country in the United States Navy serving during World War II and then with the United States Army during the Korean War. He married the love of his life, Sarah Bodenmiller, on February 11, 1956. Sadly she preceded him in death February 8, 1978. Darwin at one time worked for...
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Michael Thomas

May 19, 1981 - November 8, 2014

Born in Wyandotte, Michael was the son of John & Georgina (Phettiplace) Thomas. He married the love of his life, Heather Decker, on December 13, 2013. Michael worked as a Cook, most recently at Theo's Coney Island in Trenton. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Wyandotte. Michael was an avid sports fan, especially Hockey. He enjoyed working on cars and Action Figures. Michael leaves...
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Ajay R. Shah

November 30, 1960 - November 8, 2014

Dr. Ajay R. Shah, 53 years, of Grosse Ile, MI, went to the Lord on Sat., Nov. 8th, 2014. He was born Nov. 30th, 1960 in Sambalpur, Orissa, India. Raised by his parents, Dr. Ramesh and Indira Shah. The family moved to San Luis Obispo, CA when Ajay was 10 years old. Ajay obtained a biochemistry degree from Cal Poly University in San Luis Obispo and graduated with a M.D. degree from Michigan State...
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Jonathon M. White

August 14, 1987 - November 8, 2014

White, Jonathon M., age 27, November 8, 2014 of Allen Park, Michigan, formerly of Taylor, Michigan. He was preceded in death by his wife Tasha. Loving father of Elizabeth and Benjamin. Beloved son of Jerry, II and Cathy White. Dear brother of Jeremy (Renea), Marie, Zachary and Alyssa. Grandson of Joyce and the late Rev. Deacon James Soloman, Jerry and Irene White Memorial Contributions: The...
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Bryan John Sevey

April 11, 1931 - November 8, 2014

Bryan J. Sevey, age 83, of Flat Rock, MI, formerly of Manchester, MO and Trenton, MI, passed away November 8, 2014 at Rivergate Terrace in Riverview, MI. Bryan was born in Detroit and grew up in the Adirondacks of northern New York State where he met his wife of 63 years. Bryan is survived by his beloved wife Maxine (Bresett), and children Michael (Becky) Sevey and Debra (Larry) Andrews,...
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Michael S. Craine

January 15, 1969 - November 8, 2014

Craine, Michael S., age 45 of Allen Park, passed away November 8, 2014. Loving husband of Carol. Dear son of Wayne and Sharon. Beloved brother of Edward and Daniel. Proud uncle of Katelynn. Michael was preceded in death by his grandparents Joseph and Esther Klimek, and Everette and Azalee Crain. He also leaves behind his friend "Bullet".
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Carlos Berrelez

January 3, 1953 - November 8, 2014

Berrelez, Carlos. Age 61 of Detroit. Born January 3, 1953 in Detroit, MI and passed at home surrounded by his family on November 8, 2014. Beloved Dad of Daniel, Andrew and Justin. Cherished son of Lila and the late Juan. Dearest brother of John (Debbie), Ana Southers, Rolando, David (Pam), Robert (Sue) and Joseph (Carole). Loving companion of Linda Weir and her son Charlie. Also survived...
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Edith F. Theeck

October 31, 1931 - November 8, 2014

Theeck, Edith F. Age 83 of Allen Park. Born October 31, 1931 in Detroit, MI and died on November 8, 2014 in Taylor, MI. Beloved wife of the late Elton. Loving mother of JoEllen (Tom) Auten and James Theeck. Loving grandmother of Emily Auten. Also survived by other loving family and friends. She was born the only child of Otis and Frances (nee: Kearney) Green; both preceded her in death. ...
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Shirley Mae Angelocci

July 10, 1924 - November 6, 2014

Angelocci, Shirley Mae (nee Cramer) died peacefully in her sleep at Oakwood Hospital on November 6, 2014. Like her husband of 65 years, Osvaldo "Vod" Angelocci who passed away in 2012, she was 90 years old. Now just 23 short months later, she joins him. Beloved Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-grandmother and Sister, Shirley's life was devoted to her family. Whether she was laughing with them or...
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Leo Raymond Riehle

December 20, 1924 - November 5, 2014

Born in Vincennes, Indiana, Leo was the son of Frank & Clara (Speth) Riehle. As a child, Leo was afflicted with Polio, but he overcame adversity and never let it hold him back, using his condition as motivation to always work his hardest at whatever he did. He married the love of his life, Rose Etue, on April 25, 1953 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Erie. A Tool & Die Maker Leo worked at Ford...
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Eva May Wesley

February 17, 1924 - November 4, 2014

Wesley, Eva May, age 90, November 4, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Roscoe Wesley. Loving mother of Debra (Dan) Cagle, the late Marvin Wesley, the late Ronnie Wesley and the late Gloria Davis. Also survived by her grandchildren. Contributions in memory of Eva May's life may be made to Great Lakes Caring Hospice Foundation
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David A. Richardson

September 17, 1949 - November 4, 2014

Richardson, David A. Age 65, of Cincinnati, OH. November 4, 2014. Beloved husband of Robin for 21 years. Loving father of Scott (Sandy), Elizabeth, Crystal, Tonya and Brandon (Tara). Proud grandpa of Bailey, Hunter, Ian, Aidan, Grace, Alexis, Caydence, Stella and Sheamus. Preceded in death by his mother Betty Kinney. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society
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Ann Gilbert

July 20, 1932 - November 4, 2014

Born in Monroe, Ann was the daughter of Elijah & Milka (Vujakovich) Kovencih. She married Ralph Gilbert in 1973. Sadly he preceded her in death August of 1986. A dedicated homemaker, Ann loved going to the casino and playing instant lottery tickets. She also enjoyed reading and playing word search puzzles. Ann leaves to cherish her memory her children: Mary Ann Kowal of Monroe, Mildred Lea...
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