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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

Sophie Szatan

July 22, 1925 - November 26, 2014

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

May 17, 1935 - November 25, 2014

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

July 16, 1956 - November 24, 2014

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

June 10, 1930 - November 24, 2014

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

September 9, 1929 - November 23, 2014

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

August 29, 1924 - November 23, 2014

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

July 12, 1923 - November 22, 2014

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

June 13, 1970 - November 20, 2014

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

March 10, 1942 - November 20, 2014

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

December 3, 1936 - November 20, 2014

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

November 13, 1936 - November 20, 2014

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

February 15, 1929 - November 20, 2014

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

May 20, 1940 - November 20, 2014

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

August 26, 1915 - November 19, 2014

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

January 20, 1947 - November 19, 2014

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

January 7, 1928 - November 18, 2014

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

August 13, 1924 - November 17, 2014

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

January 22, 1922 - November 16, 2014

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

May 28, 1960 - November 15, 2014

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

February 16, 1925 - November 15, 2014

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

March 2, 1942 - November 15, 2014

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

November 3, 1927 - November 15, 2014

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

December 16, 1968 - November 14, 2014

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

April 14, 1941 - November 14, 2014

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

May 14, 1932 - November 13, 2014

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

December 2, 1974 - November 13, 2014

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

October 4, 1923 - November 13, 2014

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

December 19, 1994 - November 12, 2014

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

January 19, 1917 - November 11, 2014

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

July 19, 1931 - November 10, 2014

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

May 29, 1951 - November 10, 2014

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

December 25, 1937 - November 10, 2014

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

March 23, 1923 - November 9, 2014

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

May 19, 1981 - November 8, 2014

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

November 30, 1960 - November 8, 2014

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

August 14, 1987 - November 8, 2014

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

April 11, 1931 - November 8, 2014

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

January 15, 1969 - November 8, 2014

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

January 3, 1953 - November 8, 2014

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

October 31, 1931 - November 8, 2014

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

July 10, 1924 - November 6, 2014

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

December 20, 1924 - November 5, 2014

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

February 17, 1924 - November 4, 2014

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

September 17, 1949 - November 4, 2014

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

July 20, 1932 - November 4, 2014

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

August 14, 1974 - November 3, 2014

Munoz, Freddie David. Age 40. Native of Detroit. November 3, 2014. Husband of AnnMarie. Loving father of Brandon Clarkson and Marley Munoz. Beloved son of David and Cheryl (Bob) Zwierzelewski. Dearest brother of Brian Fransisco and Bobby Zwierzelewski, Ruth Ann Rotunda and Kristin (Paul) Pavlovich. Loving uncle of Gavin Zwierzelewski. Dear grandson of Jean Bailey and Joseph Munoz. Preceded in...
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Cheryl Ann Grahl (Strochine)

February 17, 1956 - November 3, 2014

Grahl, Cheryl Ann (Strochine). Age 58; she was of Flat Rock and formerly of Monroe and Dundee. Born February 17, 1956 in Wyandotte, MI and went home to Heaven on November 3, 2014. Cheryl married Tracy Grahl on June 28, 1999 in Kissimmee, FL, they were married for 15 years and he survives her. Loving mom of David Jewell and Tara (Darius) Taylor. Proud grandma of Melissa Goetz, Bethanie Grodi,...
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Dennis Walter DeYoung

July 11, 1945 - November 3, 2014

Born in Detroit, Dennis was the son of Walter & Violet Ethel (Sonntag) DeYoung. He married the love of his life, Christine Kroll on July 18, 1970. A dedicated husband and family man, Dennis worked very hard to support his family working multiple jobs throughout his life with the Veteran's Administration Hospital for 37 years, the Knights of Columbus for 12, Michigan Memorial for 22 years, as...
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Dennis G. Keramidas

November 6, 1949 - November 1, 2014

Keramidas, Dennis, age 64, November 1, 2014 of Allen Park, Michigan. He is survived by his brothers Harry (Renee), David (Darlene), Gary,Robert and Richard. Preceded in death by Connie and Michael. Contributions in memory of Dennis' life may be made to the charity of your choice.
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Ed Farnham

November 15, 1951 - November 1, 2014

Farnham, Ed. Age 62, of Lincoln Park. November 1, 2014. Beloved husband of Vickie. Loving father of Jason, Sharon, Stephanie (Eric), Kristy (Dan) and Jennifer (Jeremy). Proud Papa Ed of 12. Great Papa Ed of 3. Dear brother of Carolyn (Jake), Barb, Donald and Robert. Memorial contributions to honor Ed's life may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
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Michael J. Myers

August 18, 1954 - October 31, 2014

Myers, Michael J. "Mike", age 60, died October 31, 2014. Beloved son of Vera and the late Robert Myers. Life companion of Jill Bogle. Also survived by his children Malissa Gianola, Jamie Goode and Nicole Martinez;his 8 eight grandchildren; his bothers Robert, John, Richard, William, Greg and Tom; his sisters Toni and Annette.
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William W. Carroll

June 24, 1934 - October 31, 2014

Carroll, William Ward ~ age 80 of Taylor, Michigan passed away peacefully on October 31, 2014 with his loving Wife of 60 years, Wanda and family by his side. He was a Dear Father to 6 children ~ Cindy (Ron) Gilmer, Mary Lou (Chris) Russell, William Jr. (Vickie) Carroll, Lana (Len) Farrugia, Gayle Carroll and Brian (Staci) Carroll. Proud Grandfather of 21 Grandchildren and 16 Great-Grandchildren. ...
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Dorothy Lee Epps

October 10, 1943 - October 30, 2014

Born in Belzoni, Mississippi, Dorothy was the daughter of Leroy Browder and Annie Lee Swan-Taylor. She married the love of her life, William Epps, in December of 1969. A dedicated homemaker, Dorothy also worked over 27 years for the State of Michigan, retiring in 2001. She was a faithful member of Second Missionary Baptist Church of Monroe and sang in the choir. Her hobbies included...
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Nicholas R. Watkins

December 15, 1977 - October 30, 2014

Watkins, Nicholas R. Age 36, of Allen Park. October 30, 2014. Beloved father of Andrew T. Watkins. Loving son of Dennis and Linda Watkins. Dearest grandson of Ethel Rosta. Survived also by many loving aunts, uncles and cousins. Preceded in death by grandparents Louis Rosta, Denzil Watkins, Dorothy Watkins and brothers Brian Watkins and Raymond Watkins. Memorial contributions may be made to the...
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Jack Wilson Evans

October 6, 1922 - October 30, 2014

Evans, Jack Wilson, age 92 of Southgate, passed away October 30, 2014. Loving husband of the late Lois Evans. Dear father of Constance (Joseph) Brown. Proud grandfather of Erik Schutt, Jill (Mike) Kosciolek, Lindsay (Brett) Roberts, and Alexander Wilson Brown. Great grandfather of Johnathan Dawe, Alanna Kosciolek, and Skyler Roberts. Jack was preceded in death by a daughter Candace Schutt.
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Shawn P. O'Connor

October 14, 1978 - October 29, 2014

O'Connor, Shawn P. Age 36, of Dearborn Heights. October 29, 2014. Loving father of Shawn Bradlee and Sara Elizabeth. Beloved son of Kenneth and Sara O'Connor. Dearest brother of Joseph (Kelly) Dumoulin, Judy Kerr and Kenneth (Elizabeth) O'Connor. Survived also by many loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Shawn was preceded in death by his grandmothers Gretchen Rosevear and...
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Anthony Duque

February 17, 1976 - October 29, 2014

Loving dad of Lilyana. Beloved son of Alfonso and Carolyn. Dearest brother of Ricardo and Ramon (Amanda) and uncle of Zoe. Dear grandson of Ascencion and Francisca Duque and Laura Deel. Also survived by many other loving family members and friends.The family suggests donations to the American Kidney Fund.
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Todd D. Missler

June 28, 1963 - October 29, 2014

Loving dad of Nicole. Beloved companion of Joyce George. Dearest Papa of Sonjia. Dear brother of Lisa (Jim) Vilella, Carl (Julie) and Patrick (Cathryn). Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, other loving family members and friends. Donations in memory of Todd may be given to the family.
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Judy A. Taylor

April 28, 1940 - October 26, 2014

Taylor, Judy A. Age 74 of Allen Park. Beloved wife of the late Ronald Anthony Dybalski and the late James Taylor. Beloved long-time companion of John Vimr. Loving mom of Ronald C. (Ellen) Dybalski, April (David) Rasky, William (Sheila) Dybalski, Terri Salas, Jamie (Flynn) McCabe and Tim (Jackie) Taylor. Proud grandmother of 16. Also survived by her great grandchildren as well as other...
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Maureen Elkins

August 20, 1926 - October 26, 2014

Elkins, Maureen. Oct 26. Age 88 of Brownstown. Dear wife of the late Wallace. Dear Mother of Sedonne, Pamela and Dawn. Survived by 8 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
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John Edward "Ed" Croy

November 30, 1924 - October 26, 2014

Born in Plymouth, Ohio, John was the son of John & Martha (Parsel) Croy. John honorably served his country with the United States Army from May 14, 1943 until February 12, 1946, achieving the rank of Sergeant. After return from the military he married the love of his life, Joan Davis, on September 9, 1950 at the First Presbyterian Church of Howell. John worked for over 37 years as a Civil...
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Jean Monteleone

September 23, 1932 - October 26, 2014

Monteleone, Jean, age 82, October 26, 2014 of Allen Park. Beloved wife of the late Sebastiano. Loving mother of Fred (Tamara) Monteleone, Grace (Dennis) McPherson, and Ann Monteleone. Also survived by her grandchildren Gina & Michael Monteleone; her step-grandchildren Amanda Valines and Catherine Cianfarani; her sisters Julie (Bob) Locher and Pat (Bob) Harrington. A video tribute to honor...
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Natividad "Nate" Pena

September 8, 1924 - October 25, 2014

Natividad "Nate" Pena, age 90, of Riverview, Michigan, beloved husband of Juanita (Pena), loving father of Joseph Pena, Elaine Pena and the late Arthur Pena, dear grandfather of Michelle (Ralph) Reeves, Patrick (Erin) Pena, Joshua Purdy, Anthony Purdy and Ashley Purdy; great grandfather of 15, brother of 2 brothers 1 sister. He was preceded in death by his parents, son 2 brothers and 3 sisters....
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Marie Dolores Carulli

April 24, 1928 - October 25, 2014

Carulli, Marie Dolores. Age 86 of Taylor. Marie was born April 24, 1928 and died October 25, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Joseph, Sr. Loving mom of Robert (Carol), Kathy Adair, Joseph, Jr. (Traci) and the late Patricia VanBuhler. Mother-In-Law to Donald VanBuhler. Proud grandmother of Erica, Kristen, Nicholas (Erica), Elizabeth (Brad) and Matthew. Great grandmother of Dominick, Benjamin,...
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Andreas J. Radlinger

June 2, 1965 - October 24, 2014

Radlinger, Andreas J., age 49 of Riverview, passed away October 24th, 2014.
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Homer Brewer

August 16, 1934 - October 24, 2014

Homer Brewer, age 80, of S.Rockwood, MI passed away Friday afternoon at Oakwood Southshore Hospital, he had been n declining health. Homer was born August 16, 1934 in Florence, Alabama to William and Nellie D. (Haddock) Brewer, he married Goldie "Jo" Woods on January 11, 1953 in Iuka, MS, she preceded him in death on July 24, 1997, his second marriage was to Maxine Kelly who also preceded him in...
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Mary Lee Neihoff

May 9, 1931 - October 23, 2014

Mary Lee Neihoff, age 83, of Monroe, MI passed away October 23, 2014 at Henry Ford Hospital Detroit, MI. Mary was born May 9, 1931 in London, KY to George W. and Mary Ann (Sullivan) Brock, she married Charles W. Neihoff on July 26, 1951 in Indiana, sadly he preceded her in death on June 4, 2012. Mary was a volunteer at Beach Nursing Home for many years. Mary was a member of Harvest Baptist...
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Wanda Sue Allbert

September 26, 1944 - October 23, 2014

Beloved wife of Buddy. Loving mother of Darrell (Lisa) Silcox, Dwayne Silcox, Lori (Lee) Stevens and Susan (Lee) Miller. Dear sister of David Grimes. Dearest granny of Justin (Tracy), Anthony, Ashlee, Nathan, Samantha, Devin, Jeremy, Lea, Evan and great-granny of Layla. Also survived by other loving family members and friends.
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Charles M. Misakian

September 30, 1930 - October 23, 2014

Misakian, Charles M. Age 84 of Detroit. Loving brother of Martin and the late George. Dear friend of Angelica, Debby and many others.
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Catherine "Katy" Weidner

January 4, 1920 - October 22, 2014

Weidner, Catherine "Katy." Oct. 22 Age 94 of Grosse Ile. Beloved Wife of Ray. Dear Mother of Robert (Ophelia) McIntyre, Donald (Nancy) McIntyre, Janet (Jim) Hlinak, Kathy (Dennis) LeBlanc, Charles (Frances) McIntyre and Marlana (Pat Doyle) Krolicki. Survived by 2 sisters Margaret Chatell and Mary Kline and many loving Grandchildren, Greatgrandchildren and Great-greatgrandchildren.. Visitation...
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Roberto Camacho

August 21, 1922 - October 21, 2014

Camacho, Roberto, age 92 of Detroit, passed away October 21, 2014. Loving husband of the late Trinidad. Dear father of Diana (Dennis) Kobasiar, George (Monica) Camacho, and Irma Erdan. Proud grandfather of Roberto, Maria, Trinidad, Thomas, Jessica, Theodore, Joseph, Julia, Jessica, George, and Samantha. Great grandfather of Elicia, Clayton, Hailey, Modesty, Joslyn, Kyla, Randee, Thomas, Trinity...
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Helen A. Walker

July 25, 1936 - October 21, 2014

Walker, Helen A., age 78, October 21, 2014 of Dearborn Heights, Michigan. Beloved wife of Robert. Loving mother of Deanna (Chris) Frazier and Russell Walker. Also survived by her grandchildren Rachel and Luke; her sister Betty Langlois and her brother William (Sheryl) Schwab.
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William J. Fleming

May 8, 1934 - October 21, 2014

At the age of 80, William ("Bill") Fleming passed away this Tuesday last at Southshore Hospital in Brownstown, Michigan. He is survived by Mary, his wife of 55 years; Anne (Jim) and Bill (Laura), his children; and, Kate, John, Mary, Emma, Andy, Caroline, Xander, Christopher, and Aubrey, his grandchildren. His sister Agnes of West Springfield, MA and his brother Arthur ("Skip") of Newport, RI...
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Helen V. Govan

November 5, 1920 - October 21, 2014

Govan, Helen "Grandma Go Blue" Oct. 21 Age 93, formerly of Lincoln Park. Beloved Wife of the late Harry. Dear Mom of Tim ( Nancy), John, Sue Anne, Pam ( Alan) Palmiter, Bob ( Anna) and Mari ( Dan) Horvath. Also survived by one sister Mary Lou Groat, 16 grandchildren and many greatgrandchildren. Helen was a teacher for over 40 years with the Lincoln Park Schools. Memorial Contributions may be...
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Elsie Valasin

April 8, 1916 - October 20, 2014

Valasin, Elsie, age 98 of Grosse Ile, formerly of St. Louis, MO, passed away October 20, 2014. Loving wife of the late Joseph. Dear mother of Anthony J. (Cynthia), and Patricia Nemish. Proud grandmother of Anthony C. (Michelle), Elizabeth (Jaden) de Vogel, Steven (Sue) Nemish, Gregory (Christy) Nemish, and great grandmother of Ari de Vogel.
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Timothy B. Dussia

December 8, 1960 - October 20, 2014

Timothy B. Dussia, age 53, of LaSalle, MI passed away Monday October 20, 2014 unexpectedly at his home. Tim was born December 8, 1960 in Monroe to Arthur E. and Donna M. (Brandes) Dussia; he graduated from Ida High School in 1980. He proudly served his country in the US Navy from 1980-1984, serving aboard the US Coral Sea as a machinist mate 3rd class. Tim married the love of his life, Sally A...
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Joe Ryan Contreras

May 29, 1992 - October 20, 2014

Contreras, Joe Ryan. Age 22, of Lincoln Park. October 20, 2014. Beloved son of Jose (Melinda) Contreras and Linda Huddleston. Loving brother of Ronald, Jason (Randie), Eddie, Veronica, Miguel, Jordan and Jon Jon. Dear uncle of Jaydin, Jason and Isabella. Beloved fiancé of Brooke. Preceded in death by his grandparents and Aunt Pat.
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John H. Preece III

October 20, 1989 - October 19, 2014

Loving Fiance' of Ashley and dearest father of FaithLynn and Gabrielle. Beloved son of John H. and Laurie. Dear brother of Katie and uncle of Lillian and Hunter. Dearest grandson of Audrey Zubke (the late Ronald) and John H. and Faye Preece. Also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He was a proud member of Local 58.
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David "Chief" Ford

October 26, 1941 - October 19, 2014

David Vernon "Chief" Ford, age 72, of Rockwood, MI passed away in his home Sunday October 19, 2014. Dave was born October 26, 1941 in Toronto, Canada, he moved to the Detroit area when he was 16, he took a job as a dock hand at a trucking company till he was hired in at Ford Motor Co. when he turned 18 years old. Dave was a body finisher at Ford Motor Co. Woodhaven Stamping Plant till he...
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James R. Brock

September 26, 1964 - October 19, 2014

Beloved husband of Karen. Loving father of Kaitlin and James Jr. Dearest son of Marcia (Dudley) Bennett and James (Cynthia). Dear brother of Susan (Mark) Faistenhammer, Aimee (Kevin) Ryan and Marni Blake. Also survived by other loving family members and friends. The family suggests donations in memory of James to the American Heart Association.
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Richard G. Sclabassi , Sr.

June 2, 1938 - October 19, 2014

Sclabassi, Richard Guerrino Sr. October 19 2014. Age 76. Richard was born in Wyandotte on June 2 1938. He lived on Downing street in Detroit until 1952 when he moved to Allen Park where he spent his remaining years. A Senior Designer / Design Supervisor at GM for 51 years, he was dedicated to creating simple solutions to complex problems. He retired in 2007 from a career he loved. Son of the...
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Richard H. Roberts

May 22, 1928 - October 18, 2014

Born in Bay City, Richard was the son of Harold & Pearl Roberts. He married the love of his life, Donna (Miller) Roberts on August 8, 2004. Richard was a conductor for DT&I Railroad for over 42 years, retiring in 1991. Richard will be sadly missed by his wife Donna.
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Veronica M. Eberly

December 29, 1941 - October 17, 2014

Eberly, Veronica M., age 72, October 17, 2014 of Trenton, Michigan. She is survived by her husband Gary and her son Mark.
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Gary Bert Schroeder

January 23, 1944 - October 17, 2014

Schroeder, Gary Bert. Age 70, of Taylor. October 17, 2014. Beloved husband of Rose Marie for 48 years. Loving father of Charlotte, Jeanette (Hobie) and Jarrett. Proud Papa of Marie and Jessica. Dear brother of Judy and Nan. Loving son-in-law of Leokadia Dagostini. Survived also by many nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and friends. Preceded in death by parents Bert and Donna Schroeder, brother...
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Alfred J. Fournier

March 18, 1925 - October 17, 2014

Fournier, Alfred J., age 89 of Allen Park, passed away October 17, 2014. Loving husband of Ruth. Dear father of Michael, Ronald, and Thomas (Mary). Beloved grandfather of Timothy and Thomas. Also survived by brothers Ernest (Angie), Robert (Judy), sister Jeanette Howard, sister in law Fran Fournier, as well as several nieces and nephews.
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Francis "Sonny" Lemelin, Jr.

July 3, 1937 - October 17, 2014

Born in Detroit, Sonny was the son of Francis & Helen (Kingston) Lemelin Sr. He married the love of his life, Susie Lamentola, on August 15, 1964. Sonny spent many years in the electrical supply industry before retiring from Fife Electric Co. in 1999. Sonny leaves to cherish his memory, Susie, his wife of the past 50 years; children: Danny Lemelin, Michael (Beth) Lemelin and Jennifer (Sean)...
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Pete Shrake

January 22, 1945 - October 17, 2014

Pete Shrake of Trenton, MI passed away at the age 69, on October 17, 2014. Beloved husband of Maria, the love of his life, for 49 years. Loving father of Kathy (James) Knowles and Peter (Karen) Shrake. Proud "Pops" of Sally, Emily and Catherine. Dearest brother of Ruby (Jerry) Pattison and Garneta Lokken. Also survived by many loving family and friends. Pete was an entrepreneur and business...
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Marjie Gaskins

August 2, 1958 - October 16, 2014

Marjorie Alice Gaskins (Marjie) 56, of Belleville Michigan passed away October 16th 2014 at home. Beloved wife of almost 20 years to William Holmes Gaskins IV. Loving mother to Jacob Charles, Chelsea Elizabeth and Cassie Laurell, and Grandmother to Carter Eligh. Marjie was born in 1958 in Orange California, to her mother Betty Jane and father Robert Charles Hankinson. She grew up traveling much...
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Roger D. Clark

March 4, 1956 - October 13, 2014

Clark, Roger D. Age 58, of Lincoln Park. October 13, 2014. Dear nephew of Chris Mohlman. Loving cousin of Paul Moceri, Phyllis (David) Belletini, Lesley (Tony) Clark, Ronnie Mohlman, Brent Mohlman, Kelly Mohlman and Richard (Diane) Hasper. University of Michigan Graduate. Memorial contributions may be made to Community Care Services, 26650 Eureka Rd. Ste. A, Taylor, MI 48180, 734-955-3663.
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Phyllis A. Sullivan

September 7, 1930 - October 13, 2014

Sullivan, Phyllis A., age 84, October 13, 2014 of Riverview, MI, formerly of Trenton, MI. Beloved wife of the late Frederick. Loving mother of Claudia (Mark) Ghafouri, Brenda Warchulski, Bryan (Tina) Sullivan and Sheila (LeRoy) Melms. Also survived by her grandchildren Christopher, Ashley, Ian and Frank. Contributions in memory of Phyllis' life may be made to the City of Trenton, Michigan---Fire...
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Diane F. Sheppard

December 19, 1937 - October 12, 2014

Sheppard, Diane F., age 76, October 12, 2014 of Goodyear, AZ, formerly of metro Detroit. Beloved wife of the late Jerry J. Sheppard. Dear mother of Howard Bodenmiller, Frank Bodenmiller, Diana (Mins.Thomas) Miracle and Sharon Askew. Also survived by 15 grandchildren; her great grandchildren; her sister Mona (Victor) Longo; her brothers Robert (Barbara) Merrow and Elery (Judy) Merrow....
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Robert Lee Leach II

December 1, 1985 - October 12, 2014

Leach, Robert Lee II. Age 28, of Riverview. October 12, 2014. Beloved husband of Tammy. Loving son of Robert Lee (Lois) Leach and Denice Leach. Dear brother of Joseph Leach. Dearest grandson of Estel Leach. Loving nephew and cousin of the Leach and Asciutto families. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
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Edmund C. Lachapell

December 21, 1941 - October 12, 2014

Lachapell, Edmund C. Age 72 of Flat Rock. Born December 21, 1941 in Goodman, WI and died October 12, 2014 at Botsford Hospital in Farmington Hills, MI. Beloved husband of the late Phyllis. Loving dad of Linda Lachapell, Timothy (Kim Fretter), William (Marti) and the late Karen Mathews. Cherished grandfather of Bethany, Ryan and Amanda. Great grandfather of Kyla and brother of Beverly,...
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James E. Davis

March 27, 1938 - October 12, 2014

James E. Davis, age 76, of Flat Rock, MI passed away Sunday October 12, 2014 at Mercy Memorial Hospital, and he had been in declining health. Jim was born March 27, 1938 in Ecorse, Michigan to James Haynes and Alice (Lajiness) Davis; he attended school in the Ecorse area. Jim married Mary Ann Gibson on February 11, 1956 in Detroit, Michigan and moved to Newport, MI; sadly she preceded him in...
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Amanda Lynn Greshel

August 3, 1983 - October 12, 2014

Greshel, Amanda Lynn. Age 31 of Trenton. Born August 3, 1983 in Detroit, Michigan and died on October 12, 2014. Beloved daughter of Ted and Laurel. Dearest sister of Kristen (Ric) Cnossen and Jillian (Andy) Vanderyacht. Cherished granddaughter of Paul and Jane Rausch and Jim and the late Lois Greshel. Also survived by other loving family and friends. Amanda was so loved and will be missed...
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Justin Brown

August 11, 1980 - October 11, 2014

Beloved son of Azzie and the late Myrtle. Loving brother of Matthew (Amanda), Rico (Lindsay), David, Chad and Jonathon. Special nephew of Ken (Kim) Brown and also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and other family members. Donations in memory of Justin may be made to the donor's charity of choice.
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Jeffrey Douglas Hogan

February 19, 1965 - October 10, 2014

Jeffrey D. Hogan, age 49, of Newport, MI passed away Friday October 10, 2014 at Oakwood Southshore Hospital, he had been in declining health. Jeff was born February 19, 1965 in Toronto, Ontario Canada to Douglas A. and Pearl E. (Snow) Hogan; he attended Jefferson High School and retired from Ford Motor Company Wixom. His hobbies included fishing, playing pool, poker, and snowmobiling and was an...
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May Twigg

November 18, 1938 - October 10, 2014

Beloved wife of Jim. Loving mother of Kelly (Tim) Taylor, Lisa (Robert) Kallil, Roger (Amber), David and Mark. Dearest grandma of Michael, Thomas, Joel, Laura, Emily and Amberlynne. Dear sister of Marian (Stuart) Conant. Also survived by nieces, nephews, other loving family members and friends. Donations in memory of May can be may to the donor's charity of choice.
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Albert James Korotney

December 5, 1943 - October 10, 2014

Korotney, Albert James. Age 70, of Melvindale. October 10, 2014. Loving father of Wendy (Dean) Benedetti, Jennifer Korotney and Mary (Lonnie) Saunders. Proud grandfather of Sgt. Nicholas Simon, PO3 Lonnie Saunders Jr., Taylor Simon, Samantha Walker, Jessica Walker, Jake Simon, Rebekkah Saunders, Vanessa Walker, Jeremiah Saunders, Abigail Saunders and Baylee Benedetti. Great grandfather of Max...
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Erma Bolthouse

September 7, 1922 - October 10, 2014

Bolthouse, Erma. Age 92 of Gibraltar, formerly of Grosse Ile. Passed away October 10, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Bud Bolthouse. Loving mother of Jean (Larry) Childs, Carol (Chuck) Hughes, Patrick (Lenore) and Jerry. Dearest grandmother of 11. Great grandmother of 12.
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