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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

Curtis J. Jordan, Jr.

June 22, 1932 - August 2, 2015

Jordan Jr, Curtis J. Aug. 2, Age 82 of Allen Park. Dear Husband of Donna. Dear Father of Curtis III (Denise) , Kim (Steve) Carlson and Kelly (Lynette). Also survived by 7 Grandchildren, 1 Great Granddaughter , 2 sisters Jackie Sheridan, Janet Michaelis and 1 Brother Gary. Memorial gathering Tue 2-8pm at the Allen Park Chapel of the Martenson Family of Funeral Homes 10915 Allen Rd. Memorial...
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Theresa Ausmus

April 28, 1943 - August 1, 2015

Theresa Ausmus of Monroe, MI passed away August 1, 2015 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Toledo at the age of 72. She was born April 28, 1943 in Monroe, MI to her parents Vincent and Anna (nee: Marino) DiJohn and graduated from St. Mary Academy in 1961; she married her husband James W. Ausmus on May 2, 1964 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Monroe, MI and he preceded her in death on January 14, 2013...
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Alfred Faye Pillarelli

June 19, 1920 - July 31, 2015

Al was born in Monroe to Nicholas and Victoria (Julian) Pillarelli; Dorothy, his devoted wife, was born on April 26th, 1922. They were joined together as one, united in marriage on February 3rd, 1940. Al (better known to many as Faye) and Dorothy had three children: Nicholas Faye, Alfred Miles, and Mrs. Geralyn (Leslie) Hubbell. He was preceded in death by his son Nick, daughters-in-law Sharon...
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Larry L. Jones

July 31, 2015

Jones, Larry L. July 31, of Trenton. Beloved Husband of Jan. Dear Father of Scott and Julie (Rob). Memorial Contributions to the Salvation Army would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements by the Ridge Chapel of the Martenson Family of Funeral Homes.
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Margaret A. Keating

October 30, 1933 - July 31, 2015

Keating, Margaret A., age 81 of Riverview, passed away Friday, July 31, 2015 at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital. Margaret was born on October 30, 1933 to her parents James and Flora McKaig (Ross). She was born and raised in Detroit, where she later married the love of her life, Patrick. They were married on September 11, 1954 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Detroit. Their marriage was blessed...
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Everett Dale Campbell

February 22, 1932 - July 31, 2015

Campbell, Everett loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. Survived by his wife Phyllis, sons Marvin, Gary, Ronald, Alan, daughters Diane of Ohio and Rita as well as his sister Evelyn, one niece and one nephew. Survived by 16 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren and many other loving family members and friends. Preceded in death by his parents, his son Chad and granddaughter...
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Sue Halfmann

January 26, 1951 - July 31, 2015

Sue E. Halfmann 1951-2015 Sue E. Halfmann died peacefully on Friday, July 31, 2015, in Howell, MI., after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Sue was born on January 26, 1951 in Lansing to Frederic M. Ramsey and Berniece Ramsey (Warren). She graduated from Lansing Eastern High School, class of 1969. Sue met her husband of 43 years, Paul Halfmann, shortly after. Together they raised...
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Mina Smith Radu

March 13, 1926 - July 30, 2015

Mina Smith Radu age 89, July 30, 2015 of Flat Rock. Beloved wife of the late Amil Radu and the late George Beach. Loving mother of Bertha (Mark Stavenga) Beach. Dearest grandmother of Mina (Casey) Humphries, Claire Stavenga and great-grandmother of Zion and Ezra. Mina was for many of her life a prominent business woman in the Flat Rock area. She was owner/president of the Rockwood Insurance...
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Marion Joanne LeFevers

September 26, 1932 - July 30, 2015

LeFevers, Marion Joanne. Age 82. July 30, 2015 of Gibraltar. Beloved wife of the late Cliff. Loving mom of Cliff, II (Diane) and Chris. Proud grandma to C.J., Danielle, Petey and Carissa. Dearest sister of Nancy (Gene) Bryant and Sue (Tom) Paszkiewicz. Also survived by her nieces, nephews, other loving family and friends. Joanne graduated as a RN from the Erlanger School of Nursing in...
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Verna June Ingrid Niemi

April 15, 1926 - July 30, 2015

Niemi, Verna June Ingrid (nee: Laurila). Age 89. July 30, 2015 of Taylor. Beloved wife of the late Audie. Loving mother of Janet (Steven) Rimar, Margaret (Hugh "Skip") McCulley and Paul Niemi. Proud grandmother of eight. Also survived by her great grandchild; one sister Anita Walikainen and one brother Stanley Laurila as well as other loving family and friends. Preceded in death by her...
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Jeffrey Bruce Janice

February 11, 1973 - July 30, 2015

Janice, Jeffrey Bruce. Age 42 of Lincoln Park. Jeff was born February 11, 1973 in Dearborn, Michigan and died at his home on July 30, 2015. Beloved husband of Mona who he married in Las Vegas on June 18, 2011. Cherished son of Bruce and Rhonda (nee: Williams). Loving brother of Nickolaus (Marissa). Beloved uncle of Peyton and Camryn. Dearest grandson of Bobbie and Mary Jo Williams and the...
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Dianna L. Bouley

November 14, 1942 - July 29, 2015

Bouley, Dianna L. Age 72, of Gibraltar. July 29, 2015. Beloved wife of Robert for 53 years. Loving mother of Ginger (Joseph) Howard. Proud grandmother of Melissa (Nicholas) Wurts and Jason (Samantha) Hewlett. Great grandmother of Jordan, Emerie, Ryan and Brody. Dear sister of Sharon Poupard and Judi (Woody) Isaacs. Memorial contributions may be made to COPD Foundation
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Andrew John Thomas

March 7, 1952 - July 29, 2015

Thomas, Andrew John. Age 63. Andrew was born March 7, 1952 in Detroit, Michigan and died on July 29, 2015. He is the beloved husband of Suzanne and loving father of Andrew, Jr.; he was preceded in death by his parents Alfred J. and Dorothy Elaine (nee: Tauriainen) Thomas and his brother Ralphie Thomas. He will be missed by his dog Fonzy and cat Lucky. Andrew graduated high school in Detroit...
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Shirley Ann Burbo

March 26, 1946 - July 28, 2015

Born in Detroit, Shirley was the daughter of Joseph and Ella Oswick. Shirley was a Beautician for many years. She was a member of the Wyandotte VFW Post 1136 Auxilary. Shirley leaves to cherish her memory her companion Gary Fisher of Grosse Ile; her dear best friend Nancy Peabody; children: Tim (Sue Hyden) Spezia of Point Place and Tina DeCoster of Grosse Ile; Melanie Scott and Jeremy Fisher;...
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Angeles Saenz

February 5, 1952 - July 26, 2015

Saenz, Maria De Los Angeles age 63, July 26, 2015 of Detroit. Beloved wife of Luis. Loving mother of Carmen (Alex Vasquez) Solis and step-mother of Mathew and Jessica. Dearest daughter of Marta Nino. Dear sister of Rosa (the late Enrique) Velasquez, Aracely (Abel) Zamarron, America (Jose) Gonzalez and Socorro (Julio) Rodriguez. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, other loving family members...
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Wendy Sue Bray

March 22, 1975 - July 25, 2015

Born in Monroe, Wendy was the daughter of Dorothy and Arley Harris. Wendy worked at Tim Horton's Café and Bake Shop. She was a member of Monroe Missionary Baptist Church and the Kid's Club at the Monroe County Intermediate School District. Although Wendy's most favorite times were spent with her family, especially her children. Wendy leaves to cherish her memory her children: Clisite Gonyea,...
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Rose Marie Ferretti

September 22, 1931 - July 25, 2015

Beloved wife of the late Algerie. Loving mother of Debra (Troy) Duke, Denise (Al) Libkie, Thomas (Phillip Smith), Robert (Dawn) and Daniel (Bryan Woodard). Dearest grandmother of Lauren Goodwin, Margaret Duke, Anthony Ferretti, Scott Ferretti, Josh Libkie, Daniel Libkie and great-grandmother of Isabella Rose Goodwin and Braydon Libkie. Dear sister of Jan Smith, Patricia Anderson, Ceceila Way,...
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Betty Jane Carson

January 27, 1925 - July 24, 2015

Betty Jane Carson, age 90, passed away peacefully on July 24, 2015 with her family surrounding her. She was predeceased by her husband, Bill Carson and is survived by daughters, Lynn Boughton, Jan McCall and sons, Patrick, John, Michael and Robert. A memorial service will be performed at a later date.
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Jonathan F. Dudus

June 5, 1977 - July 24, 2015

Dudus, Jonathan F., age 38, July 24, 2015 of Monroe, MIchigan. Beloved husband of Lisa. Loving father of Brendan, Emmet and Lydia. Dearest son of Rosalie (Frank) Cipponeri and the late John Dudus. Also survived by his siblings Judith (Ray) Maylone, Frank (Colette) Cipponeri, Joe (Tracey Stone) Cipponeri, MIke (Heather) Cipponeri and the late Kevin Cipponeri; his father-in-law and mother-in-law...
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Gregory "Guy" Kenneth Stevenson

February 5, 1957 - July 24, 2015

Stevenson, Gregory "Guy" Kenneth. Age 58 of Melvindale, formerly of Taylor. July 24, 2015. Loving brother of Rick (Sherry) Stevenson, Randy Stevenson (Carol) and Holly (Jim) Siegrist. Dear uncle of Matthew, Madison and Paige. Memorial contributions may be made to American Lung Association
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Gary Wayne Luper

April 2, 1946 - July 23, 2015

Gary Wayne Luper, age 69, died of pneumonia on July 23, 2015. Although his last remaining years have been spent in Cherokee Village, Arkansas, he grew up in Wayne, MI. Gary is survived by his brother: Johnie Shipp (wife Faye) Luper Jr.; his three daughters: Jennifer Porter, Angela Meyer, and Lanita Miller; as well as his 8 grandchildren: Shane Brandow, Joshua Brandow, Jeremiah Brandow, Tabitha...
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Luella M. Lindner

September 24, 1922 - July 23, 2015

Born September 24, 1922 in Toledo, Luella was the daughter of Arthur and Ina (Bird) Wain. She married the love of her life, Norman A. Lindner, on January 27, 1945. Sadly he preceded her in death February 15, 1980. A dedicated homemaker, Luella also had worked at Autolite in Toledo, as a Maintenance Clerk at the University of Michigan and she had also done housekeeping after her husband's...
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Michael A. Viglianti

July 13, 1949 - July 23, 2015

Michael A. Viglianti age 66, July 23, 2015 of Dearborn Heights. Loving father of Anthony and Angie (James Yoemans). Dearest papa of James, Kady, A.J., Lacey and Hailey. Dear brother of Paul (Jorgann) and Kathie. Also survived by 3 nieces, other loving family members and friends. Donations in memory of Michael may be made to the donor's charity of choice. View Michael's video tribute by...
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Douglas Eugene Mierzwinski

August 28, 1947 - July 22, 2015

Born in Highland Park, Michigan, Douglas was the son of Eugene and Wanda (Jakniunas) Mierzwinski. He worked as a Foreman for the Wayne County Road Commission for over 32years, retiring in 1997. Douglas was a lifetime member of the Moose Lodge in Marco Island, Florida and a member of the Tennessee Squire. He enjoyed trips to Northern Michigan in RV. Douglas is survived by his daughter Candace...
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William Edward Tobin

March 29, 1925 - July 22, 2015

William Edward Tobin, age 90 of Trenton, passed away July 22, 2015. William was born on March 29, 1925 in River Rouge, Michigan. He proudly entered the United States Navy right after he graduated high school. William served in the U.S. Navy Submarine Service during WWII from 1943-1946 on both the USS-Charr and the USS-Blower. He has been a member of the U.S. Submarine Veterans Association for...
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Gloria M. Mensinger

November 11, 1944 - July 21, 2015

Gloria M. Mensinger, age 70 of Ecorse, passed away July 21, 2015. Loving mother of Charlene (Dale) Sweeney and John (Christine) Mensinger. Proud grandmother of Taylor, Alexa, Natalie, and Eric. Memorial contributions may be made to the donors choice.
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Dolores E. Goins

April 15, 1932 - July 21, 2015

Goins, Dolores E. Age 83, of Trenton. July 21, 2015. Beloved wife of the late Roy Goins. Loving mother of Paul (Ann) Bonvallet, Mary Ann (Duane) Horton and the late Jeanna Marie Bonvallet. Proud grandmother of Paul, Joseph, Colin and the late Michael. Dolores was preceded in death by her husband Roy, parents Paul and Virginia Frisz, grandson Michael and sister Joan Frisz. Memorial contributions...
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Gayle Ann Smith

June 27, 1953 - July 20, 2015

Born in Monroe, Gayle was the daughter of Ross and Hattie (Perry) Grodi. Gayle is survived by her children: David (Aimee Hudson) Grodi of Toledo, Chasity (Michael) Yensch of Newport and Patrick (Jennifer) Smith of Luna Pier; Kammy Cervantez (whom Gayle raised) of Luna Pier; nine grandchildren: David, Taylor, Brittany, Christopher, Ricky, Shauna, Kiara, Ajay and Sawsan; one great grandchild...
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Allan H. Coolsaet

July 23, 1925 - July 20, 2015

Allan H. Coolsaet age 89, July 20, 2015 of Grosse Ile. Beloved husband of Edween. Loving father of Karen (Bill) Hollenbeck, Jeff (Mary), Janice (John) Poutier, Robert (Susan), Paula (Rick) Paul, Chris (Kathy), Margaret Coolsaet, Remi (Barb) and Amanda Coolsaet. Dearest grandfather of 29 and great-grandfather of 19. Also survived by other loving family members and friends. Donations in memory of...
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Cecelia Sander

December 5, 1930 - July 19, 2015

Cecelia Sander, 84, of Sarasota, FL passed away peacefully on July 19, 2015 at the Doctors Hospital in Sarasota. The youngest of six children, she was born December 5, 1930 in Detroit to the late Stanislaw (Stanley) and Anna (Madej) Ziemba, both immigrants from Poland. Cecelia was a 1949 graduate of St. Andrews Catholic High School and then began work as a proofreader in the photographic...
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Kayleen M. Lengyel

January 7, 1943 - July 15, 2015

Lengyel, Kayleen M., age 72 of Grosse Ile, passed away July 15, 2015. Loving wife of Jim. Dear mother of Kathleen (Rick) Sugajski. Also survived by brother Michael Oertel, mother in law Margaret Lengyel, brother in law Tom Lengyel, and her dear Cocker Spaniels Buddy and Holly.
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Olga Golematis

September 24, 1934 - July 13, 2015

Golematis, Olga. Age 80 of Ecorse. Olga was born September 24, 1934 in Greece and died July 13, 2015 at the Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital. Beloved wife of the late Harry. Loving mom of Louie Golematis and Helen (David) Taylor. Yia Yia to Bobby Golematis, Niki Taylor and Athena Golematis. Dearest sister of Filio Tsahtsiris and Gus Kotsoyiannis. Preceded in death by her parents Serafim and...
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Mary Ruth Spicer

October 22, 1924 - July 13, 2015

Spicer, Mary Ruth, age 90, July 13, 2015 of Taylor, Michigan. Beloved wife ot the late Julius. Loving mother of Judy (Fred) Beebe, Trudy (the late Russell) Maracchini, Karen (Dave) Donet, Kathy (Tom) Millen, Danny (Debra) Spicer, Dottie (Fred) Rojo, Terry (Alice) Spicer, Darrell (Nawal) Spicer, Keith (Renee) Spicer and Jeff (Donna) Spicer. Also survived by 24 grandchildren, 43 great grandchildren...
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David "DJ" Henry

December 16, 1976 - July 13, 2015

Dearest dad of Ariyah. Loving son of Elaine and Ken Cardno. Dear brother of Gina (Aaron) Prater, Kelly Cardno and the late Lindsey Cardno. Also survived by aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other loving family members and friends. Donations in memory of DJ may be made directly to the family.
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Patsy Caskay

September 27, 1926 - July 11, 2015

Caskay, Patsy, age 88, July 11, 2015 of Riverview, Michigan. Beloved wife of the late Michael A. Caskay. Loving mother of Mary Demers, Cathy Chiasson and Michael D. Caskay. Also survived by her grandchildren.
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Helen Loonis

February 21, 1924 - July 10, 2015

Born in Ecorse, Helen was the daughter of Joseph and Katherine (Pieczyk) Babik. She married Elmer Loonis on September 26, 1943 in Chicago, Illinois. Sadly he preceded her in death July 27, 1987. A dedicated homemaker, Helen also had worked as a Nurse's Aide at the IHM Motherhouse for 27 years, retiring in 1989. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Frenchtown Senior Citizens and at...
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Genevieve Jean Kubinski

August 8, 1923 - July 10, 2015

Kubinski, Genevieve Jean, age 91, July 10, 2015 of Grosse Ile, Michigan. Beloved wife of the late Jim. Loving mother of Betty (Garry) Weber, Jim Kubinski, Catherine (Tom) Zanon, Veronica Andrews, Irene (John) Gullette and Barbara Palmer. Also survived by 11 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Click on the multimedia tab to view Genevieve's video tribute.
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Donald R. Jones

December 16, 1934 - July 10, 2015

Jones, Donald R. Age 80 of Trenton. Born December 16, 1934 in Coalfield, Tennessee and died July 10, 2015. Beloved husband of 57 years to Evelyn. Loving dad of Denise (Roger) Byrne, Brian Jones and Sharon (James) McNamara. Proud grandfather of Shannon (Jack) Ruhl and Michael McNamara. Great grandfather of Landon and Lily. Also survived by other loving family and friends. Preceded in death...
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Dorothy Yvonne Utter

September 13, 1924 - July 10, 2015

Dorothy Yvonne Utter, age 90 of Brownstown, formerly of Farwell, MI, passed away July 10th, 2015. Loving wife of the late Elmer. Dear mother of Allan (Claire), Raymond (Anita), Steven (Cass), and Joan Marie (Fred) Ward. Proud grandmother and great grandmother. Dorothy is also survived by her sister Billie Jean Lagalo and brother Sam Hall. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to St....
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Kent D. Miller

May 29, 1940 - July 9, 2015

Kent D. Miller, age 75 of Flat Rock, passed away Thursday, July 9, 2015 in San Tan Valley, Arizona. Born May 29, 1940 in Waltz, Kent was the son of Harold Arthur "Art" and Arline (Erbel) Miller. He married the love of his life, Sandra Lehman, on August 9, 1958. Sadly she preceded him in death April 26, 2005. As a proud veteran of the United States Marine Corps, Kent was a member of the Marine...
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Jennie Kapinos

June 22, 1922 - July 8, 2015

Kapinos, Jennie. Age 93 of Lincoln Park. Born June 22, 1922 in Detroit, Michigan to Joseph and Marjanna Cesarz and died on July 8, 2015. Beloved wife of the late Steve. Loving mom of Gary (Sharon) Kapinos, Linda (David) Peters, Carol (Larry) Dolan and Pat (Jerry) Przywara. Proud grandma of Jamie Peters (Lang), Bryan Peters, Kelly (Mike) Mews, Chris Dolan, Steve Dolan and Brendan Przywara and...
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Pamela Jean Pallotta

September 6, 1956 - July 8, 2015

Pallotta, Pamela, July 8, Age 58, of Allen Park. Beloved Daughter of Anthony and the late Irma. Dearest Sister of Scott. Also survived by 2 Uncles and many cousins. Visitation Sun 5-9pm at the Allen Park Chapel of the Martenson Family of Funeral Homes, 10915 Allen Rd. Instate Monday 9:30am at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church until time of Mass 10:00am. Entombment at Holy Sepulchre...
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Judith M. Mastropietro

January 28, 1961 - July 7, 2015

Mastropietro, Judith M., age 54, July 7, 2015 of Allen Park, Michigan. Beloved wife of Ron. Loving mother of Salina and Michael Mastropietro and stepmother to Ronald Mastropietro, Dr. Jennifer (Benjamin) Warren and Christopher (Cristina) Franco. Dearest daughter of Dolores and the late Joseph Richard. Also survived by her grandchildren Logan, Brayden, Luca and Declan; her siblings Joe (Gloria)...
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Joan M. Page

January 12, 1926 - July 7, 2015

Born to William and Hazel (Berkes) Gleason. Survived by her children Mary Lynne (George) Hill, Gerard Page and Scott (Michelle) Page; grandchildren: Kristin (Shawn) Golden, Bethany (Rick) Kelm, Lindsay (Jason) Clark, Jennifer (Brian) Nycz, Jeffrey Leitz, Angela Page, Kyle Page and Bryce Page; great grandchildren: Jori, Liam, Deklan, Krislyn, Rylan, Dylan, Ethan and Landon. Sadly preceded in...
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Marcelle Gignac

January 31, 1925 - July 7, 2015

Gignac, Marcelle. Age 90, of Southgate. July 7, 2015. Beloved wife of the late Bert Gignac. Loving mother of Eugene Gignac and the late Paul Gignac. Proud grandmother of Lindsey and Ashley. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
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Kathleen L. Buford

June 25, 1946 - July 6, 2015

Buford, Kathleen L., age 69, July 6, 2015 of Melvindale, Michigan. Beloved wife of the late James. Loving mother of Lawrence (Nancy) Bruso, Kimberly Priest, Jennifer (Donnie) Lord, Veronica Hurt and Angela (Joseph) Fauls. Also survived by 13 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Sister of Anna (the late Raymond) Butala, Leslie (Maryanne) Hosmer and the late Margaret Boyd. Long time friend of...
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David Stanley

April 15, 1969 - July 6, 2015

Loving father of Kala (Derek) Brighton, Sean and Ryan. Beloved son of Elizabeth and the late Ermal. Dearest brother of Regina (Ron) Bukovcik. Also survived by Erin and Kim as well as many other loving family members and friends. Donations in memory of David may be made to the Wounded Warriors. Click on the multimedia tab to view David's video tribute.
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James "Mac" McDonald

October 27, 1938 - July 5, 2015

Born in Detroit, James was the son of James and Winifred (Emens) McDonald. He married the love of his life, Sherry Moyes, in July of 1994. Sadly she preceded him in death May 16, 2009. Mac dedicated his life to education, having taught school and coached football for many years at Airport Community Schools, Taylor Kennedy High School, and finally Gibraltar Carlson High School, from where he...
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Phyllis A. Tulak

May 1, 1935 - July 5, 2015

Tulak, Phyllis A. Age 80 of Wyandotte. Born May 1, 1935 in Detroit, Michigan to her parents John Kolesar and Phyllis (nee: Baranski) who preceded her in death. Phyllis died July 5, 2015 at Angela Hospice in Livonia. Beloved wife of the late John. She is survived by her cousin Geraldine Kobierski. Phyllis was a graduate of Western High School in Detroit. She loved clothing and jewelry...
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Elizabeth Sanchez

March 5, 1971 - July 5, 2015

Sanchez, Elizabeth. Age 44 of Allen Park. Elizabeth was born March 5, 1971 in Detroit, Michigan and died on July 5, 2015 in Allen Park, Michigan. Loving mother of Alec. Beloved daughter of Eliud and Margarita (nee: Garza) Sanchez. Dearest sister of Roy (Nadia) Sanchez, Yolanda (Jose) Guzman and Eliud U. Sanchez. Proud aunt to Jose, Jr., Cristian, Nicholas, Yanesa and Natasha. Also...
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Lillian Urane

December 2, 1927 - July 4, 2015

Lillian Urane, of Woodhaven, passed away Saturday, July 4, 2015 at Applewood Nursing Center in Woodhaven. She was 87 years of age. Lillian was born on December 2, 1927 in Detroit, to her parents Raymond and Josephine Kulish (Greene). She married the love of her life, Richard Urane, in January of 1945 in Bowling Green, Ohio. Their marriage was blessed with their beautiful daughter, Sandy. Lillian...
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Charles J. Pongracz

March 21, 1938 - July 3, 2015

Pongracz, Charles J. Age 77 of Dearborn Heights. Charles was born March 21, 1938 in Dearborn, Michigan to his parents Charles and Mamie (nee: Smith) Pongracz and died on July 3, 2015 at Oakwood Hospital and Medical Center in Dearborn, Michigan. He is the beloved husband of the late Priscilla; loving dad of Carol Marquis, Linda (David) Nystie, Lisa English, Patty (Bryan) Foe and Charles (Angie...
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Arnie Ring

January 29, 1956 - July 3, 2015

Arnold "Arnie" Ring, age 59 of Woodhaven, passed away July 3rd, 2015. Loving fiancé of Cindy Pillon. Beloved son of Rose and Paul Capanda. Dear father of A.J. (Stacy), Derek (Jena), Ryan (Stephanie), Jordan (fiancée Jill), and stepfather of 3. Proud grandfather of 7 and step grandfather of 7. Arnie is also survived by his siblings Julie, Denice, Kimberly, Ricky, Janet, Greg, and Sherry. As well...
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Jean Kalicki

April 24, 1926 - July 3, 2015

Kalicki, Jean age 89, July 3, 2015 of Allen Park. Beloved wife of the late Walter Kalicki, Sr. Loving mother of Walter Kalicki,Jr., Kathy, Edward (Tammy) Kalicki, Michael (Joyce) Kalicki and Linda Kalicki (Scott Banks). Proud grandmother of Jennifer, Amanda, Samuel, Walter III, Jeffrey, Michael and Daniel. Great-grandmother of 5. "Love Ya". Donations in memory of Jean may be made to the donor's...
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Barbara A. Fields

July 23, 1932 - July 2, 2015

Barbara A. Fields, age 82 of Taylor, passed away July 2, 2015. Loving wife of the late James. Dear mother of Lisa (Richard) Hedges. Proud grandmother of Amy, Daniel, and Kelly (Steve). Visitation Sunday 2-8pm, Service 5pm, at the Allen Park Chapel- Martenson Family of Funeral Homes, 10915 Allen Rd. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 20450 Civic...
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Rolland I. Driver

January 7, 1967 - July 1, 2015

Born in Toledo, Rolland was the son of Rollie and Virginia (Layman) Driver. He faithfully served his country with the United States Navy. For the past 7 years, Rolland was a Stock Clerk for Kroger. His hobbies included watching movies. Rolland leaves to cherish his memory his mother Virginia Ellison of Monroe and his father: Rollie Driver; a brother Mark Nofzinger of Pioneer, Ohio; two...
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Betty Joanne St. John

January 15, 1935 - July 1, 2015

St. John, Betty Joanne, age 80, died July1, 2015. She was born in Sanilac County, Michigan January 15, 1935. She enjoyed painting, singing, nature (especially butterflies and birds) and spending time with her family. Beloved wife of the late William St. John. Loving mother of Robert (Pamela) St. John, Linda St. John, Leona Westover, Terri Gulli, Paul (Linda) St. John and Alan (Amy) St. John....
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Robert Bergman

August 28, 1926 - July 1, 2015

Robert Bergman age 88, July 1, 2015 of Trenton. Beloved husband of the late Joan. Loving father of Robert (Pat) and Pam (Mike) Dobbins. Dearest grandfather of Robert, Sean, Kelly, Ryan and great-grandfather of Ivy, Jacob and Jason. Dear brother of Fred.
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Grace Leona Federico

February 16, 1927 - July 1, 2015

Federico, Grace Leona, age 88, July 1, 2015 of Trenton. Beloved wife of the late Sandy Joseph Federico, Sr. Loving mother of Eric Charles (Linda) Federico and the late Sandy Joseph Federico, Jr. Also survived by her grandchildren Amy Marie Federico, Andrea Marie Federico; her great grandchildren Blake Smith and Madison Smith. Grace and her husband Visitation, Sunday 2:30-7 PM and life celebration...
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William A. Primeau

October 10, 1948 - July 1, 2015

Primeau, William A. Age 66, of Detroit. July 1, 2015. Loving father of Shannon Primeau and Misty Primeau. Proud grandfather of Joseph Ramirez Jr. Dear brother of Jimmie (Hilda) Giambino and Harold J. Primeau. Preceded in death by his parents Harold and Ottillie Primeau. Memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warriors Project
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Darrell J. Warner

February 26, 1967 - June 29, 2015

Warner, Darrell J., age 48 of Taylor. Passed away June 29, 2015. Beloved son of the late Norman and Nannie (Matlock) Warner. Dearest brother of Brenda (Thomas) Schultz, Catherine Warner-Terman, Dennis (Sharon) Warner and Douglas (Priscilla) Warner. Also leaves to cherish his memory his aunt Mary Matlock as well as several nieces and nephews.
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Madison Cooke

May 16, 1996 - June 29, 2015

Madison Cooke "Dragonfly", age 19 of Gibraltar, passed away in a sudden car accident on June 29, 2015. Loving daughter of Angela (the late Jeffrey) Cooke. Dear sister of Courtney (Adam) Schultz, Cara (Thomas) Manial, and Stephanie (Stephen) Calvird. Also survived by her niece Adrianna Schultz.
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Frank Glen Mathews

April 28, 1924 - June 29, 2015

Frank Glen Mathews of Trenton, MI passed away on Monday 29 June 2015 at age 91. He was born on 28 April 1924 in Prenter WV, son of Charles Samples Mathews and Dortha Ellen Smith. He is survived by his cherished wife, Janice Marie (Hardy) Mathews of Pratt WV, who he married in Belle WV in 1945; and by his daughters, Judy Sue (Mathews) Griffith and husband, James of Woodhaven MI and Mary...
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Randy L. Schoen

April 28, 1948 - June 28, 2015

Schoen, Randy L. Age 67 of Camden, Michigan, formerly of Trenton, Michigan. Loving Husband of Darlene. Cherished father of Todd (Boyd) and Tiffany (Joe) Buchanan. Dear grandfather of JR, Lydia & Tressa. Also survived by a brother Timothy and sister Laurie. Uncle to Elizabeth, Michael and Jessie. Memorial contributions can be made in Randy's memory to Gift of Life.
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Shirley L. Bezeau

March 4, 1928 - June 28, 2015

Born in Monroe, Shirley was the daughter of Emil and Alberta (Measel) Rushlow. A 1945 graduate of Monroe High School, she married the love of her life, Darrell J. Bezeau on February 9, 1945 at St Joseph Catholic Church in Monroe. Sadly he preceded her in death after 69 years of marriage, on June 28, 2014. A dedicated homemaker, Shirley also worked for over 29 years in the business office at...
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Ronald Strader

October 18, 1962 - June 28, 2015

Loving partner of Michael Detroyer. Dearest brother of Sandy (Sam) Baffo, Debbie (ray) Leffler, Darlene (Joe) Coppo and Michael (Joann) Strader. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, other loving family members and friends. He will also be greatly missed by his dog Harley. Donations in memory of Ronald may be made directly to the family.
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Edna M. Cairl

August 13, 1944 - June 28, 2015

Edna M. Cairl. Age 70, of Flat Rock, passed away Sunday, June 28, 2015 in her home. She was born August 13, 1944 in Claiborne County, Tennessee to James and Hallie (Leach) Guy. Edna married Lannie R. Cairl Sr. in Monroe, MI. Sadly, he preceded her in death on August 21, 1990. Edna enjoyed reading, working on puzzles and especially spending time with her grandkids. Surviving are her 3 children;...
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Kimberly F. Goniwicha

January 31, 1974 - June 27, 2015

Goniwicha, Kimberly F. Age 41, of Riverview. June 27, 2015. Loving mother of Brittney (Scott) and Gavin. Proud grandmother of Noah and Easton. Beloved daughter of Roger and Rhonda Gulyban. Dear sister of Rodney and Theresa. Preceded in death by her brother Dale. Memorial contributions may be made as the donor chooses.
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Beverly Molzan

November 28, 1931 - June 27, 2015

Molzan, Beverly, age 83, June 27, 2015 of Brownstown Twp., Michigan, formerly of Allen Park, Michigan and Grosse Ile, Michigan. Beloved wife of Ervin. Loving mother of Eric Molzan, David (Ava Frank) Molzan and the late Debra Molzan. Also survived by her grandchildren Jordanna (Joe) Rankin, Briana Molzan, Sequoya Molzan and Tanaya Molzan; her great granddaughter Everly Rankin and her sister Jackie...
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Rose Mary Riehle

October 3, 1926 - June 27, 2015

Born in Erie, Rose was the daughter of George and Beatrice (Cousino) Etue. She married the love of her life, Leo Riehle, on April 25, 1953 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Erie. Sadly he preceded her in death November 5, 2014. A dedicated homemaker, Rose was a devout member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. Her hobbies included cooking, baking, sewing, reading and traveling. Rose leaves to...
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Carole E. Schuster

October 20, 1931 - June 26, 2015

Schuster, Carole E., age 83 of South Rockwood, passed away June 26, 2015. Loving wife of Ronald E. Dear mother of Sandra K. (Kevin) Johnson. Proud grandmother of Katie Elizabeth (Gregory) Shipman, Zachary Kevin (Kristin) Johnson, and Kara Johnson. Great grandmother of Brighton Elizabeth and Piper Olivia Shipman. Also survived by brother Richard Pearch, sister Bonnie Belle Neidhart, as well as...
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Robert O. Thrasher

July 8, 1930 - June 26, 2015

Robert O. Thrasher age 84, June 26, 2015 of Allen Park. Beloved husband of Dolores.
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Ashlynn Noel Rhodes

December 22, 1994 - June 25, 2015

Rhodes, Ashlynn Noel. Age 20 of Taylor. Went home to be with the Lord on June 25, 2015 after a courageous battle with Batten Disease which is a very rare disease. Cherished Princess of Shawna Rhodes and Derrick Rhodes. Dearest Angel Girl of Jimmy and the late Millie Flanary. Also survived by her dear friend Kris White as well as other loving family and friends. To celebrate Ashlynn's life...
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Jim Meredith

June 30, 1930 - June 24, 2015

Beloved Husband of Amy for 63 years. Loving father of 5, grandfather of 8 and great-grandfather of 6. Dear brother of John, the late Marie Deskin and the late Charlene Gillette. Jim was a 1949 graduate of Trenton High School. Jim served for the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District for 27 years. All services will be held in Simi Valley, California.
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Patricia L. Gertz , nee. Kelleman

March 6, 1928 - June 23, 2015

Gertz, Virginia L., nee. Kelleman, age 87, June 23, 2015 of Irving, Texas, formerly of Detroit. Preceded in death by her husband William. Survived by daughters Lori Gertz and Carrie (Sammy) Alahmad. Proud grandmother of Tareq and Ramsey Alahmad. Brother of John Kelleman. Services were private.
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Daniel E. Zanon

February 14, 1942 - June 23, 2015

Zanon, Daniel E. Age 73 of Grosse Ile died at his home on June 23, 2015. Daniel was born February 14, 1942 in Detroit, Michigan to his parents Edward and Lillian (nee: Gattamelata) Zanon who preceded him in death. He is the Beloved father of Lisa (Jay) Frucci and the late Brian and is the proud grandpa of Emily, Elizabeth and Katherine. Also survived by other loving family and friends. In...
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Virginia A. Hinerman

May 7, 1931 - June 23, 2015

Hinerman, Virginia A. of Allen Park. June 23, 2015. Beloved wife of the late Raymond. Loving mother of the late Raymond Anthony, Jillane (Mark D.) Sturgill and Ricky B. Hinerman. Proud Grandmother of Bryan C. Hinerman. Dear sister of Bernard J. Adams. Mother-in-law of Patty Russie and the late Brenda Hinerman. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. View...
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Michael W. Brown

February 14, 1959 - June 22, 2015

Brown, Michael William. Age 56 of River Rouge. Born February 14, 1959 in Delray, Michigan and died June 22, 2015 at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital. Beloved dad of Adriane (Jason) Lloyd and Justin (Andrea) Brown. "Grandpa Mike" to Jason, Jaelynne, Jozlynne and Joshua. Dearest brother of Donna (Mick) Reynolds, Renee (Roy) Faust and Chuck Brown. Also survived by other loving family and friends....
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Janice L. Gonzales-Mytych

September 1, 1953 - June 22, 2015

Gonzales-Mytych, Janice L. Age 61, of Newport. June 22, 2015. Beloved wife of Ed. Loving mom of Lori (Keith) Hilton and Amanda Benson. Dearest daughter of Peter J. Gonzales. Dear sister of Marlene Davis, Marie McGinnis, Ralph Gonzales and Jerry Gonzales. Also survived by many other loving family members and friends. Memorial contributions may be made to Michigan Humane Society
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June M. Radovan

August 4, 1932 - June 22, 2015

June Radovan-82, a great-great-great-granddaughter of Col. Francis Navarre, the first settler in Monroe has died. The Good Lord took June, witnessed by her family early on June 22, 2015 at the Lutheran Home of Monroe. She was born in Olean, New York to her parents Nellie Learn and Russell (Whitey) Gessner. She attended St. Michael's Grade School and graduated from St. Mary's Academy in 1950. She...
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Richard D. Houseman

November 5, 1931 - June 21, 2015

Beloved husband of Doris. Loving father of Pam (Paul) Randazzo and Blair Houseman. Dearest papa of Aubry, David and Johnathan and great-papa of Madison. Dear brother of Donald (LuAnn) Houseman. Also survived by other loving family memnbers and friends. Donations in memory of Richard may be made to the donor's charity of choice.
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Cornelia M. Rossi

October 11, 1930 - June 21, 2015

Rossi, Cornelia M. age 84, June 21, 2015 of Allen Park. Beloved wife of the late Julius. Loving mother of Joseph (Tammy) and Patricia. Dearest grandmother of Stacy Beekman and Brianna Rossi. Dear sister of the late Fiorina Evangelista, the late Dina Pietrandrea and the late Romeo Cerilli. Also leaves many nieces and nephews. Visitation Tuesday 4-8 pm with Rosary 7 pm at the Allen Park Chapel...
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William D. "Billy" Attard

June 5, 1957 - June 20, 2015

Attard, William D. "Billy" Age 59. Born June 5, 1957 in Detroit and died June 20, 2015 at Oakwood Hospital and Medical Center in Dearborn. He was a life-long resident of Taylor. Beloved Dad of Dawn (Michael) Lefko and Nicole (Walter) Grein. Proud Papa of Kayla, Noelle and Nolan. Life long friend and former spouse Jill Ford-Douglas. Also survived by other loving family, friends and his...
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Howard James Townsend

October 4, 1940 - June 20, 2015

Townsend, Howard J., age 74, June 20, 2015 of Rockwood. Beloved husband of Maryjean. Loving father of David (Teresa), Sharry (Randy) Ferris, Karen (Tom) Krolicki, Susie (Todd) Claringbold and Sarah (Derak) Williams. Dearest grandpa of Jeff, Allison, Katie, Joey, Alex, Paul, Rachel and Lily. Dear brother of the late Shirley Moore and the late Darlene Rymut. Also survived by many nieces, nephews,...
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Brian R. Zimmerman

November 25, 1969 - June 19, 2015

Zimmerman, Brian R. June 19, Age 45 of Trenton. Dear Father of Lauren and Ben. Dearest Son of Tom and Carol. Also survived by his brother Rich. Memorial Gathering Wed 4pm at the Trenton Chapel of the Martenson Funeral Home, 3200 West Rd. until time of Memorial Service 7pm. Brian will be interred at Great Lakes National Cemetery Click on the multimedia tab to view Brian's video tribute.
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Shirley J. Haines

September 14, 1931 - June 19, 2015

Haines, Shirley J. Age 83 of Trenton was born in Detroit, Michigan on September 14, 1931 and went home to be with our Lord Jesus on June 19, 2015. Beloved wife of the late Richard. Loving mother of Debra (Tom) Kendzierski, Anita (Paul) Pagano and Stacey (Greg) Griffin. Proud grandma to Paul (Kayla) Pagano, Jessica Kendzierski, Amber (Jon) Jeffrey, Brian and Zach Griffin. Great grandma of...
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Thomas J. Cook

February 27, 1963 - June 19, 2015

Born in Monroe, Thomas was the son of Roy and Delores (Gose) Cook. A 1981 graduate of Monroe High School, Thomas was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and trapping. At one time he was a member of Monroe Missionary Baptist Church. Known for being a loving and caring person, with many friends, it was said that Thomas would sacrifice the shirt of his own back for anyone in need. ...
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Norman R. Kaminski

March 18, 1930 - June 18, 2015

Kaminski, Norman R. June 18, Age 85 of Lincoln Park. Beloved Husband of Dolores. Dear Father of Charles (Pam), Patti Kelly and Norma. Dearest Grandfather of Nicole, Matthew ( Devon), Amy (Shawn), Kimberly (Jason), Robin (Lenny), John and Mike. Also survived by 3 great grandchildren Sofia, McKinley and Brecken. Family will be greeting friends on Friday 12pm at the Allen Park Chapel of the...
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Linda G. Coleman

May 18, 1949 - June 18, 2015

Coleman, Linda G. Age 66 of Brownstown Twp. Linda was born May 18, 1949 in Everett, Kentucky to her parents Verle and Boots (nee: Alley) Miller who preceded her in death. She married her husband Oscar and together they shared 52 years of marriage. Often she said that there was not a single memory she had that did not include Oscar. In addition to being survived by her beloved husband she is...
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Sara Lou Sneden

September 29, 1922 - June 18, 2015

Sara Lou Sneden, of Detroit, died Thursday, June 18, 2015 at Oakwood Hospital of Dearborn. She was 92 years old. Sara was born on September 29, 1922 in Lagrange, Georgia to her parents James and Nancy (Carson) Cole. She was united in marriage to her beloved husband Nathan Sneden and the couple made their home in Detroit, Michigan. Their marriage was blessed with seven children, James, Charles,...
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Hailey Nicole Turner

December 17, 1993 - June 17, 2015

Turner, Hailey Nicole. Age 21 of Taylor. Hailey was born December 17, 1993 in Dearborn, Michigan and died June 17, 2015 at her home in Taylor. She is the beloved daughter of Dolores Turner and the late Melissa Zelazny and the dearest sister of Julia. Also surviving are other loving family and friends. Hailey was a proud graduate of Kennedy High School in Taylor; she was taught the craft of...
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John Michael Trohimczyk

November 14, 1930 - June 17, 2015

Trohimczyk, John Michael, age 84, June 17, 2015. He was preceded in death by is wife Irene and is survived by is son Michael (Sue Francis) Trohimczyk; his grandchildren Briana, Joseph and Evan; his sister Olga (the late Chester) Osmola.
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Grace A. McClelland

January 27, 1958 - June 16, 2015

McClelland. Grace A. Age 57 of Lincoln Park. Grace was born January 27, 1958 in Camden, New Jersey and died June 16, 2015. Beloved daughter of Grace and the late Donald. Loving sister of Donald (Ruth), Richard, the late Kenneth and David (Carol). Dearest aunt of Thomas, Samantha, Richard and Kenny. Also survived by other loving family and friends. Grace loved swimming; enjoyed basketball...
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Jerome J. Gurney

March 24, 1930 - June 16, 2015

Gurney, Jerome J. passed away June 16, 2015. Born March 24, 1930 in River Rouge, Michigan. Preceded in death by his loving wife Dolores. Survived by his children; Tom (Dawn), Marge (Scott), Jim (Christine), Noreen (Doug), Stefanie (Kurt) and Nancy; Grandchildren Matthew, Jessica, Ryan, Collin, Ellen, Kay, Alan, Jacqueline, Rachel and Emily; Siblings Daniel (Jayne) Kujawa and Theresa...
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Nicholas G. Koklanaris

January 1, 1929 - June 16, 2015

Koklanaris, Nicholas G. age 86, June 16, 2015 of Allen Park. Beloved husband of the late Alexa. Loving dad of George (Toula) and Maryann (Jim) Loufman. Proud papou of Alexa, Olivia and Nicholas. Dear brother of Dr. Emanuel (Lambra) and Dessi (Nick) Plutis. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, other loving family members and friends. Nick was a wise man, a great...
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Kenneth David Burleson

December 9, 1962 - June 16, 2015

Born December 9, 1962 in Toledo, Kenneth was the son of Gene and Melva (Howe) Burleson. He had been a cook for the Big Boy Restaurant in Milan. Kenneth enjoyed fishing and wildlife. Kenneth is survived by his siblings: Harold (Carla) Burleson of Liberty Center, Ohio, Terry Burleson of Maybee, Bob Burleson of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Ronald (Janet Neal) Burleson of Ypsilanti, Donald Burleson of...
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Clara Mae Kovich

December 27, 1942 - June 16, 2015

Clara Mae Kovich. Age 72, of Rockwood, passed away in her home June 16, 2015. She was born December 27, 1942 in Williamsburg, Kentucky to Jerome and Ocie (Rose) Watson. Clara married Jay Lewis Kovich March 3, 1961 in Trenton, Michigan. A homemaker, she also loved gardening and spending time with her family. Clara is survived by her husband Jay of Rockwood; son Raymond (Sandra) Kovich of Trenton;...
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Peter A. Tullius

July 2, 1931 - June 16, 2015

Tullius, Peter A., age 83 of Taylor, passed away June 16, 2015. Loving husband of Ruth. Dear father of Bill and Mike. Proud grandfather of Kristy Smith. Also survived by sister Helen Ash. He was preceded in death by 11 siblings. After serving his country in the United States Army, Peter made sure he was a great provider for his family by working every day. For over 35 years he made sure people...
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Richard L. Quirolo

February 11, 1948 - June 16, 2015

Quirolo, Richard L., age 67 of Grosse Ile, passed away June 16, 2015. Beloved husband of Mary. Loving son of Mary and the late Anthony Quirolo. Dear brother of Dan (Maria) and Marty (Sandie). Also survived by mother in law Audrey (the late Frank) Valchine, brothers and sisters in law Michele and Tom Kupovits, Frank and Cindy Valchine, Teri and Tom Leffel, Wally and Gail Valchine, Craig and Freda...
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Michael J. Vega

May 18, 1965 - June 15, 2015

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