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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

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., 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 charity...
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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.
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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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Hugh "Randy" Garland

December 19, 1946 - June 15, 2015

Garland, Hugh "Randy" age 68, June 15, 2015 of Brownstown Twp, Beloved husband of Juanita. Loving father of Toby (Kim), Tadd (Linda) and Troy (Cheryl). Dear brother of Bill (Linda), Dennis (Belinda) Terry (Betty), Betty (Boe) Schmittou and the late Mary Gaither. Dearest papa of 10 and great-papa of 1. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Randy may be made directly to the family.
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Thomas James Cook

July 15, 1946 - June 14, 2015

Cook, Thomas James. Age 68 of Newport and formerly of Wyandotte. Born in Detroit, Michigan on July 15, 1946 and died at his home on June 14, 2015. Beloved dad of Earl Cook (Heather Huber) and Greg, Michael and Missy Movinski. Dearest brother of Cynthia (Mike) Turgeon. Loving son of the late Dr. and Mrs. James A. Cook of Wyandotte. Thomas was an excellent musician who played keyboards and...
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Helen Marie Mandelka

November 8, 1924 - June 14, 2015

Born in Wyandotte, Helen was the daughter of Rudy and Anna (Blazinzich) Paich. She married the love of her life, Edward Mandelka, on December 18, 1943. Sadly he preceded her in death March 23, 1997. A dedicated homemaker, Helen also had worked at the Willow Run Bomber Plant during World War II as a "Rosie the Riveter". She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Maybee and the Ash...
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Phyllis Gail Johnston

August 12, 1941 - June 13, 2015

Johnston, Phyllis Gail, age 73, June 13, 2015 of Northville, Michigan. Beloved mother of Dawn Bohler, Vicki Fetter and Wendy (Michael) Moco. Also survived by her grandchildren Mitchell, Nicholas, Megan, Jenny, Michael, Jr. and Jack. Contributions in memory of Phyllis' life may be made to Saint Jude Children's Research Hospital Click on the multimedia tab to view Phyllis' video tribute.
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Patricia Ann Krause

February 24, 1948 - June 12, 2015

Krause, Patricia Ann, age 67, June 12, 2015, a lifelong resident and former mayor of Lincoln Park, Michigan. Loving mom of Ryan and Adam. She was also blessed to have many loving relatives and friends. Born February 24th, 1948 in Detroit, MI, Patricia received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Wayne State University in 1992. She worked as a writer and reporter for the News-Herald and...
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Linda J. Smith

January 28, 1949 - June 12, 2015

Smith, Linda J., age 66, June 12, 2015 of Hazel Park, Michigan. Beloved wife of Mike. Loving mother of Theresa (Amy) Upshaw, Linde Boron, Michael (Pam) Giles and Joseph (Crystal) Smith. Also survived by her grandchildren, her great grandchildren; her brothers Bill (Connie) Prevo and Buddy Prevo. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Linda's life may be made directly to the family.
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Frank "Ray" Koson

July 28, 1943 - June 11, 2015

Koson, Frank "Ray", age 71, June 11, 2015 of Taylor. Beloved husband of Sherry. Loving father of Colleen Reeves and Kelly Koson. Also survived by his grandchildren Brendan, Blake and Delaney; his siblings Karoline (Gary) Koson-Hurd, Lorri (Peter) Hambling and Dennis (Arlene) Koson.
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Lucille Agnes Kedves

January 8, 1928 - June 11, 2015

Kedves, Lucille A., age 87 of Allen Park, passed away June 11, 2015. Loving wife of the late Leonard Kedves. Dear mother of Barbara Schaffer and Nancy (Jim) Victor. Proud grandmother of Jimmy (Leslie) Victor and Kelly (David) Frost. Great grandmother of Ethan Frost and Baby Victor. Also survived by brother Jim (Sylvia) Bresko, as well as several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by...
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Francis Earl Cameron

September 9, 1930 - June 10, 2015

Cameron, Francis Earl, age 84 of Riverview, passed away June 10, 2015. Loving husband of Dolores. Dear father of Mike, Terry (Kim), Jory (Mark) Hill, Ron (Bev), Doug (Gwen), and Dan (Karen). Proud grandfather of 11, great grandfather of 4. Also survived by sisters Elaine, Doreen, and Irma. Francis was preceded in death by his sister Gladys.
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Janice L. Dalesandry

May 31, 1957 - June 10, 2015

Dalesandry, Janice L. Age 58 of Trenton. Born May 31, 1957 in Wyandotte, Michigan and died June 10, 2015 at Oakwood Southshore Medical Center in Trenton. Beloved daughter of Jeanette and the late John J. Dalesandry. Loving sister of the late Judith Smith, Jill Dalesandry (Bryan Sisson) and Joyce Dalesandry. Proud aunt of Leelan Smith, Preston Smith and Cheyenne Belonge. Also survived by her...
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Daisy Mary Hamilton

August 14, 1920 - June 8, 2015

Hamilton, Daisy Mary. Age 94, of Trenton. June 8, 2015. Beloved wife of the late Theron "Geno" Eugene Hamilton. Loving mother of Eugene Hamilton, Dennis Hamilton, Denise Botkin, David Hamilton and Donald Hamilton. Proud grandmother of 9. Great grandmother of 12. Click on the multimedia tab to view Daisy's video tribute.
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Bob Bierwirth

November 4, 1928 - June 8, 2015

Bob Bierwirth, age 87, of Trenton, died Monday, June 8, 2015. Bob was born on November 4, 1928 to his parents Elmer and Alice (Herriott) Bierwirth and was raised in Bellevue, Pennsylvania. On February 26, 1949, Bob and Janey (Resignalo) were united in marriage and they celebrated their 66th anniversary this year. Their marriage was blessed with their two beloved children, Len and Lisa. Bob worked...
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Raymond D. Kelly

August 28, 1933 - June 8, 2015

Kelly, Raymond D. Age 81, of Trenton. June 8, 2015. Beloved husband of Sharon. Loving father of Raymond (Susan) Kelly, Kathleen Johnson, Cheri (Brett) Rosenbrook, Sheri Bates, Michele (Mario) Ferrante, Nanette (Bill) Shaw and Michael (Julie) Bates. Proud grandpa of 15. Great grandpa of 10. Dear brother of Sharon Merlo. Preceded in death by his parents, 1st wife Betty Ann Kelly, son Scott Bates...
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Joseph "Joe" Camilli

July 20, 1926 - June 8, 2015

Camilli, Joseph "Joe". Age 88 of Woodhaven. Born July 20, 1926 in Ogdensburg, NY and died June 8, 2015. Beloved Husband of 28 years to Helen. Loving Dad of Sharon (James) Watson, Jim Camilli, Randy Camilli, Linda Wright, the late Dennis, Dan (Debbie) Camilli, Tony Camilli, Victoria (Ron) Franks, Charles Zeestraten, Benjamin (Saundra) Zeestraten, Richard (Rhonda) Zeestraten and Theresa (Roger)...
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Carl D. Kinsley

September 10, 1940 - June 6, 2015

Carl D. Kinsley age 74, June 6, 2015 of Brownstown Twp. Beloved husband of Joanne. Dearest dad and hero of Sandra (Kevin) Jump. Loving grandpa of Bailey, Jordyn and Madison. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, other loving family members and friends. Carl enjoyed being Santa Claus for many years. Donations in memory of Carl may be made to the donor's charity of choice. Click on the...
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Virginia A. Frey

April 18, 1939 - June 5, 2015

Born in Monroe, Virginia was the daughter of William and Shirley (Uncapher) Hancock. She married Kenneth Frey on April 19, 1958. A dedicated homemaker, Virginia also worked as a clerk for K-Mart for over 13 years, retiring in 1985. One of her favorite pastimes as playing Bingo. Virginia leaves to cherish her memory her two daughters: Robin Frey of Winter Park, Florida and Cindy Frey of...
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Marlene Rose Morgan, nee Haiduc

September 10, 1963 - June 4, 2015

Morgan, Marlene Rose, nee Haiduc, age 51, June 4, 2015 of Taylor, Michigan Beloved wife of Charles. Loving daughter of Beatrice and the late Joseph Haiduc. Also survived by her siblings Mike (Marge), Johnny and Joseph (Michelle); her nieces and nephews. Contributions in memory of Marlene's life may be made directly to the family
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Elizabeth J. Antulis

December 21, 1926 - June 4, 2015

Dearest wife of the Late Edward. Loving mother of Mary Ann (Douglas) Hamilton, Barbara Ann (Dennis) Hamilton, Joanne (Guy) Taylor, Michael (Jeanne) Antulis and Margaret (Greg) Yon. Also leaves to cherish her memory 11 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
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Gloria Jean Sahr

November 24, 1937 - June 3, 2015

Born in Canton, Illinois. Gloria was the daughter of Robert and Jolene (Kay) Smith. She married William (Bill) Sahr on November 3, 1991. Sadly he preceded her in death March 14, 2012. Gloria worked as a Restaurant Manager at various places throughout her career. She was a board member and treasurer of the Stoney Point Association. Gloria enjoyed gardening, camping, traveling, and dancing. She...
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Elaine B. Alexander

June 14, 1928 - June 3, 2015

Alexander, Elaine B., age 86, June 3, 2015 of Trenton. Beloved wife of Ronald. Loving mother of Pauline (Douglas) Bone, Eric (Jody) Alexander, Ronald Alexander and Anita (Michael) Frost. Also survived by 8 grandchildren Alicia, Matthew, Emily, Becky, Brittani, Christopher, Paul and Alex; 8 great grandchildren; her brother John (Carol) Babcock; her sister Gloria Balhoff. Contributions in memory...
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Mary Patricia Ballé

June 2, 1926 - June 2, 2015

Ballé, Mary Patricia, age 89 of Allen Park, passed away June 2, 2015. Loving wife of the late Michael J. Ballé. Dear mother of Denise (Albert) Matteini, Pamela (the late Daniel) Schwartz, and the late Martin. Proud grandmother of the late Terry, and the late Daniel Matteini, Dena (Jeffery) Bitel, Mandy (Mark) Sosnowski, Paul Tocco, Jeannine (Hal) Fornier, Melissa (John) Jenkins, and great...
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Santana Garcia

November 17, 1922 - June 2, 2015

Santana Garcia, Age 92, of Ecorse. June 2, 2015. Beloved husband of the late Josefa. Loving father of Laura Hottle, Amparo (Bill) Bodrie and Nora Hazzard. Loving Abuelo of Robert, Sarah, Megan, Jonathon, Jessica, WJ, Ryan, Nicholas and Cameron. Great Abuelo of Antonio, Alexandria, Robert, Jesse, Angelina and Jorden. Dear brother of Adalberto, Rogerio, Ricardo, Rosa Ena, Wenceslada, Hilda and...
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Roger Dodge, Jr.

May 29, 1975 - June 1, 2015

Dodge, Roger, Jr., age 40 of West Liberty, KY, formerly of Taylor, passed away June 1, 2015. Loving husband of Cheryl. Dear father of Christian and Rachael. Proud Papa of Emerie. Click on the multimedia tab to view Roger's video tribute.
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June E. Bacon

March 2, 1930 - June 1, 2015

Born in Detroit, June was the daughter of Leo and Amy (Christian) Hobbs. A dedicated homemaker, June also worked as a Floral Designer with Hannan Flowers for many years, retiring in 1990. June leaves to cherish her memory her children: Ann (Paul) Tippett, Stephanie (Walter) Koltys and David (Crystal) Lange; as well as 9 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Sadly she was preceded in death...
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Rena Swiney

January 7, 1931 - June 1, 2015

Rena Katherine (Martin) Swiney was born on January 7th, 1931 to Arthur and Ida Martin in Amba, KY. She moved to Michigan in 1947 after her mother died to find work. She met Elmer Swiney about 2 weeks after arriving in MI and they married in 1948. Elmer preceded her in death in 1990. She was also preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, three brothers and a daughter-in-law. She is...
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John J. Zemke

May 26, 1922 - June 1, 2015

Zemke, John J. age 93, June 1, 2015 of Riverview. Beloved husband of the late Shirley. Loving father of Nancy (Bruce) Vallimont and Thomas (Christy). Dearest grandfather of 4 and great-grandfather of 4. John was a decorated WWII Army Veteran, a former Wyandotte Police Officer and retired AAA Insurance agent. A Veteran's Honorguard Service in John's memory will be held Friday at 1:00 pm at the VFW...
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Steven J. Kettler

June 16, 1981 - May 31, 2015

Kettler, Steven J. Age 33 of Trenton. Born June 16, 1981 in Trenton , MI and died May 31, 2015. Adored husband of Corrie. Cherished father of Alexis, Emily and Austin. Loving son of John and Carol Kettler. Dearest brother of Michael (Ellen) Kettler. Dearest grandson of Richard Daniels, the late Etta Daniels, the late Arthur and Lillian Kettler. Loving son-in-law to Don and Michelle...
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Mary Lou Bergmooser

November 4, 1930 - May 31, 2015

Mary Lou Bergmooser, age 84 of Oak Park, formerly of Rockwood, Michigan and Bangor, Maine; passed away peacefully May 31, 2015 at her home with her daughter under hospice care. Mary Lou was born November 4, 1930 in Strawberry, Arkansas to Gartrelle and Pearl (Horn) Penn. Throughout her life, Mary Lou worked at Wyandotte General Hospital, Downriver Casting, Gibraltar School District, Norton...
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Walter C. Johnston

June 15, 1946 - May 31, 2015

Johnston, Walter C. age 68, May 31, 2015 of Trenton. Beloved husband of Bernice. Loving father of Walter Jr., Andrew, Bonnie, Anna (Rick) Iulianelli, Kellie and step-father of Kristen DeCent. Dearest papa of Brian, Jackie, Michael, Ryan, Christian, Andrew, Tori, Alyssa, Colleen and Krystal. Dear brother of Stephen (Shirley), Chris (Jim) Himes, Laurie and the late Thomas. Brother-in-law of Luz...
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Patricia A. Henderson

January 9, 1947 - May 30, 2015

Henderson, Patricia A., age 68, May 30, 2015 of Brownstown Twp. Beloved wife of James. Loving mother of Ronald (Trudy) Henderson, Charlene Burns, Linda (Charles) Dunlap, the late Lenore Sturtz and the late Colleen Henderson. Also survived by 11 grandchildren; her nieces and nephews: her son-in-law Michael Sturtz. Contributions in memory of Patricia's life may be made to the Salvation Army
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Phyllis Ann McKenzie

September 7, 1949 - May 29, 2015

Born in Wyandotte, Phyllis was the daughter of Earl and Vera Pannell. She married the love of her life, Joseph McKenzie, February 22, 1980. A dedicated homemaker, Phyllis also worked in the Nurse Recruiting Profession, most recently with Oakwood Hospital in Dearborn, retiring in 2013. Phyllis leaves to cherish her memory, Joseph, her husband of the past 35 years; a daughter Tasha Morin;...
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Richard C. Gudewicz

December 4, 1952 - May 28, 2015

Gudewicz, Richard C., age 62, May 28, 2015 of Trenton. Beloved husband of Patrice. Loving father of Jason and the late Kristen Holderead. Also survived by his granddaughters Delaney and Addison; his son-in-law Chris Holderead; his brother Steve (Carol) Gudewicz; his sister Rita (Billie) Steffey; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Contributions in memory of Rick's life may be made to Disabled...
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Betty E. Gingrich

February 14, 1918 - May 28, 2015

Gingrich, Betty E., 97, of Lincoln Township, Michigan, passed away on May 28, 2015. Betty was born in Hersey, Michigan on February 14, 1918 to her parents John and Catherine (Stead) Lickert. Beloved wife of the late Marshall E. Gingrich. Loving mother of Marcia (Harold) Neubauer, the late Muriel (Arlo) Session, Pamela (Harold) Rescoe, Linda Gingrich, Mr. Tracy Gingrich, and David (Emma) Gingrich....
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Michael Douglas Balagna

October 11, 1970 - May 27, 2015

Michael Douglas Balagna, age 44 of Allen Park, passed away May 27, 2015. Loving son of the late Charles and Judith Balagna. Dear brother of C. Allan, Dean (Beth), and Victoria (David) DeSantis. Proud uncle of Cheryl, Faith, Sierra, Michael, and Madison. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made directly to the family.
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Scott T. Eggert

June 30, 1964 - May 27, 2015

Scott Thomas Eggert age 50 of Sterling Hts longtime resident of Romeo, MI, peacefully passed away after many years of illness on May 27, 2015. He was born June 30, 1964 in Lansing, MI to Marion and Gerald Eggert. Scott is survived by our blended family mother Marion Gudinas (Leonard); father Gerald Eggert (Helen); brothers and sisters Leahann Clarke (John), Duane Eggert (Ana Maria), Brian...
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Dorothy "Pondzy" Poniedzialek

October 19, 1922 - May 27, 2015

Dorothy "Pondzy" Poniedzialek, age 92 of Monroe, passed away May 27, 2015. Loving wife of the late Edward. Dear mother of Kathleen (Ralph) Osborne, Richard (Shirley), Edward (Linda), Michael (Shelly), and Linda. Proud grandmother of 19, great grandmother of 29, and great-great grandmother of 6. Also survived by a sister Marlene Fuller. Dorothy was preceded in death by 3 grandchildren Kevin,...
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Mildred L. Horden

March 30, 1923 - May 27, 2015

Mildred L. Horden age 92, May 27, 2015 of Trenton. Beloved wife of the late Daniel. Loving Mother of Beverly Shuttleworth. Dearest Mim of Renee' Harmon (Juli Seymour), Robert Harmon, and Mishael Bardoni (Letha Lidster). Great Mim of Daniel, Nicholas, Madison, Joseph and Joshua. Dear sister of Bill (Barb) Traster. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Donations in memory of Mildred may...
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David L. Aronson, Jr.

July 14, 1962 - May 26, 2015

Aronson, David L., Jr., age 52, May 26, 2015 of Trenton, Michigan. Beloved son of David and Elizabeth. Loving brother of Mary (Charles) Van Hoorelbeke, Daniel (Connie) Aronson, Hilda (Jeffrey) Douglas, Damien (Leslie) Aronson, Paul Aronson, Michael (Shirley) Aronson and Jason (Laura) Aronson. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Contributions in memory of David's life may be made to the St....
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David H. Bull

May 14, 1980 - May 26, 2015

Bull, David H., age 35 of Livonia, Michigan passed away May 26, 2015. Beloved son of Arthur W. Bull, Jr. and Marie E. Hocking; Loving brother of Elizabeth A. Bull-Davie. Beloved Uncle Dave to Kaiden A. Davie and Brother-In-Law to Eric Davie. Dave will be missed by many close friends and family members who adored his quick wit and intelligent humor. David was known as "Brodie" by the sister who...
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Angeline Mary Lehr

January 18, 1920 - May 24, 2015

Angeline leaves to cherish her memory her children: Wilbur Fish Jr., Charles (MaryAnn) Fish and Antionette (John) Sype as well as 3 grandchildren. Memorial contributions in Angeline's honor may be made to the charity of donor's choice.
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Glenn T. Foe

February 4, 1950 - May 24, 2015

Foe, Glenn T., age 65, May 24, 2015 of Trenton, Michigan. Per his wishes, there will not be any services.
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Patricia Ann Vallade

November 2, 1976 - May 23, 2015

Born in Monroe, Tricia was the daughter of Robert and Freda (Liedel) Vallade. A graduate of Dundee High School she worked as a postal clerk for the United States Post Office in Dundee until taking a medical retirement. Tricia enjoyed playing pool, bowling and coloring in coloring books. But most of all she loved attending her son's and daughter's sporting events. Tricia leaves to cherish her...
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Samantha F. Zajas

July 8, 1982 - May 23, 2015

Zajas, Samantha F., age 32, May 23, 2015 of Southgate, formerly of Lincoln Park. Beloved wife of Gabriel. Loving mother of Mason. Dearest daughter of Fay and the late Patrick Gallagher. Also survived by her siblings Sean, Kyle and Molly Gallagher; nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. View Samantha's video tribute by clicking the multimedia tab above.
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G. Jack Ciullo

July 29, 1929 - May 23, 2015

Ciullo, G. Jack. Age 85 of Trenton. Born July 29, 1929 in Wyandotte, MI and died May 23, 2015 at Oakwood Southshore Hospital in Trenton. Beloved husband of 59 years to Pat. Loving dad of Kimberly (John) Hundley, Karen Ciullo and Kathryn (Christopher) Eliason. Proud grandpa of Jack, Monica and Mitchell. Preceded in death by his parents and two brothers. Jack proudly served his Country in...
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Angelo Scotta

September 14, 1917 - May 23, 2015

Scotta, Angelo, age 97 of Allen Park, passed away May 23, 2015. Loving husband of the late Angela. Beloved father of Adriana (Russ) Greenwood, Robert (Rose), and Maria Cecilia. Proud grandfather of Eric, Justin, Lauren, and the late Anita. Great grandfather of Kyle and Lindsey. Also survived by other loving family and friends from around the world.
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Ruth Ann Nietubicz

September 4, 1943 - May 23, 2015

Nietubicz, Ruth Ann age 71, May 23, 2015 of Frenchtown Twp. Beloved mother of Marilyn , Janet (Joe) Duby, Sharon, Larry (Jenny) and Randy (Kathy). Loving grandmother of Shauna (Philip) Nietubicz-Sindone, Christina, Gavin, Maxwell and Quentin. Dearest sister of William (Helen) Lonsberry. Also survived by several nieces, nephews and other loving family members. Per Ruth Ann's wishes, cremation will...
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James E. Cragg

July 20, 1945 - May 22, 2015

Cragg, James E., 69, of Taylor, died peacefully on May 22, 2015 at Oakwood Hospital in Dearborn, Michigan. James was born in Preston, England on July 20, 1945 to his loving parents Edward and Ellen (Murray) Cragg. They moved to the United States when he was just 10 years old. When he was a teenager, James was drafted into the U.S. Army to serve in the Vietnam War. He worked at McLouth Steel for...
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Mary L. LeFaive

May 3, 1929 - May 22, 2015

Mary L. LeFaive age 86, May 23, 2015 formerly of Wyandotte. Loving mother of Mike (Terri), Michele and the late James (the late Theresa). Dearest grandmother of Chantel (Jeff) Atherton, the late Andre', and Jon. Dear great-grandmother of 8 and great-great grandmother of 1. The family suggests donations in memory of Mary to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen or the Salvation Army.
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Ralph R. Stewart

June 16, 1941 - May 22, 2015

Stewart, Ralph R. Age 73 of Taylor. Born June 16, 11941 in Wyandotte, MI and went home to be with the Lord on May 22, 2015. Beloved Husband of 54 years to Ponnie. Loving Dad of Debbie (Greg) Gitter and Donna (Carl) Williams. Proud Gaga to Ryan (Alli) Williams, Andrew (Ashley) Williams, Amber (Josh) Griffith and Abbie Gitter. Great grandpa of Kaiden, Norah, Kendall, Cash, Harper, Rock and...
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Joseph J. Janowski

July 26, 1918 - May 21, 2015

Janowski, Joseph J., age 96 of River Rouge, passed away May 21, 2015. Loving husband of the late Stella. Dear father of Michael, Daniel (Ann), and Kathryn. Proud grandfather of Elizabeth and Sarah.
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Elizabeth Carpinetti

March 24, 1930 - May 21, 2015

Carpinetti, Elizabeth, age 85 of Trenton, passed away May 21, 2015. Loving wife of the late Leo Carpinetti. Dear mother of 2, and proud grandmother of 2.
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James J. Zapico

November 27, 1944 - May 21, 2015

James J. Zapico age 70, May 21, 2015 of Dearborn Heights. Beloved husband of Patricia. Loving father of Jay (Sarah) and Jon. Dearest papa of Jordyn. Dear brother of Joe. The family suggests donations in memory of Jim to The Salvation Army. View James' video tribute by clicking the multimedia tab above.
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Connie L. McGinnis

April 30, 1953 - May 21, 2015

McGinnis, Connie L., age 62 of Detroit, passed away May 21, 2015. Loving wife of Paul. Dear mother of Paul "Shane" (Angela), Heather, and Carla Roman. Proud grandmother of Angelica, Adrian, and a host of adopted grand babies. Also survived by brother Rex (Kim) Stanley, sisters Sylvia (David) Joyce, Joann (Daniel) Baker, and many other loving nieces, nephews, family and friends. Click on the...
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