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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

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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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. Contributions in memory of Helen's life may be made to St. Paul United Church of Christ
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Bill J. Fleming

May 8, 1934 - October 21, 2014

Fleming, Bill. Oct 21 Age 80 of Grosse Ile. Beloved Husband of Mary. Dear Father of Anne (Jim) Mitroka and Bill ( Laura.) Dearest Grandfather of Kate, John, Mary, Emma, Andy, Caroline, Xander, Christopher and Aubrey. Also survived by one sister Agnes and one Brother Arthur "Skip."
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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 Holder-Miller 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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James F. Flachsmann

July 1, 1948 - October 9, 2014

Flachsmann, James F. Born July 1, 1948 and died October 9, 2014 at his home at the age of 66. Beloved husband of 46 years to Peggy. Loving father of James F. (Elizabeth) Flachsmann, II and Melanie (Joseph) Gherardini. Proud grandpa of Adam, Andrew and Dominic. Dearest brother of William H. "Woody" (Sherry) and Michael (Rosanne) Flachsmann. Also survived by other loving family and friends. ...
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Fran Smith

July 25, 1941 - October 9, 2014

Beloved wife of Jack. Loving mother of Randy (Lita). Dearest grandmother of Patrick. Also survived by 2 brothers and 2 sisters.
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Veronica Cock

April 5, 1921 - October 9, 2014

Cock, Veronica, age 93 of River Rouge, passed away October 9th, 2014. Loving wife of the late Richard A. Cock. Dear mother of Joan and Judy (Paul). Proud grandmother of Bethany (Brian Fitzgerald) Fishwick, P.J. Fishwick, and Lauren Fishwick. Great grandmother of Guin Roberts. Veronica was preceded in death by her brothers and sisters. Memorial contributions may be made to the Detroit Zoological...
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Rebecca "Becky" Everette

February 22, 1927 - October 8, 2014

Rebecca "Becky" Everette passed away at home surrounded by her loving family. Becky was born in Lockhart, TX to Medardo and Maria Del Rufugio (Valdez) Munoz. She grew up in New Braunfels, TX with her 4 brothers and 5 sisters. She graduated from God's Bible School in Cincinnati, OH where she met her future husband, Thomas L. Everette. They were married June 6, 1954 and traveled extensively...
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Edward E. Phillips

April 29, 1934 - October 8, 2014

Phillips, Edward E., age 80, October 8, 2014 of Grosse Ile. Beloved husband of Mary for 57 years. Loving father of Bob (Mary), Mike (Patti), Diane (Ken) Abbott and Jennifer (Joe) Engle. Dearest grandfather of 7 and great-grandfather of 2. Dear brother of Cathy Kalafut. Ed graduated from Grosse Ile High School in 1952 and went on to serve in the U.S. Navy, stationed at Grosse Ile Naval Air Station...
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Margaret M. Scallion

October 12, 1924 - October 7, 2014

Scallion, Margaret Marie, October 7, 2014, age 89, of Wyandotte. Beloved mother of Jan (the late James), Leonard, and Jon (Grace) Scallion. Loving grandmother of Jeannine, Vincent, Julia (Zack), Susan, and James, Great Grandmother of Jon Paul, Maxwell, and Alexis. Dearest sister of Anne and Victoria.
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Herman J. Bednar

February 5, 1923 - October 7, 2014

Bednar, Herman J., age 91, son of John Baptist Bednar Sr. and Veronica Koniak-Bednar. Died October 7, 2014, due to complications after surgery. Resided in Dearborn, Michigan, formerly of Brighton and Milford, Michigan. Beloved husband of the late Shirley Bednar. He is survived by his daughter Judith Chasey; his grandchildren Denise Chasey and Steve Lozon; 7 great grandchildren; 6 great great...
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A. Francesca Weatherhead

November 2, 1988 - October 6, 2014

Weatherhead (Vitale), Francesca. Oct. 6 Age 25 of Royal Oak. Beloved wife of Matthew. Dearest Daughter of Tony (Serafina) and Angela. Dear sister of Kristina and Nina. Also survived by her niece Adrianna, her in law's Bob and Shelly Weatherhead, sister's in law Macy and McKenna and her brother's in-law Marcus and Mitchell.
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Mabel Helen Ewald

May 28, 1907 - October 5, 2014

Survived by her special caregivers, who she thought of as daughters, Theresa (Frederick) Weaver and Gabriela (Ignacio) Lozano. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; John and Caroline Ewald, her sisters; Bessie, Hilda, Grace and her brothers; George, Marvin and John.
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Robert T. Yurko

June 19, 1928 - October 5, 2014

Beloved father of Robert T. (Ann), Thomas J. (April) and Timothy J. (Socorro). Dearest Papa Bob and Great-grandpa.
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Dale Edward Cousino

November 25, 1934 - October 5, 2014

Born in Monroe, Dale was the son of Adolph & Gladys (Arquette) Cousino. He married the love of his life, Alice Blanchett, on May 11, 1957. During his working career, Dale was with Old Kent Bank for 20 years, an Insurance Salesman with Prudential for over 20 years and lastly a Blackjack Dealer at MGM Casino in Detroit. Over the years, he had a strong commitment to his community with...
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Kristen Gudewicz Holderead

December 1, 1980 - October 4, 2014

Holderead, Kristen Gudewicz. Age 33 of Peoria, AZ and formerly of Trenton, MI. Born December 1, 1980 in Dearborn, Michigan and died October 4, 2014 in Arizona. Beloved wife of 14 years to Chris. Cherished mommy of Delaney and Addison. Wonderful daughter of Richard and Patrice Gudewica. Dearest sister of Jason Gudewicz. Daughter-In-Law to Bruce and Janice Holderead. Granddaughter of the...
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Diane R. Kephart

February 20, 1943 - October 4, 2014

Kephart, Diane R. Age 71 of Brownstown. Born February 20, 1943 in Detroit, Michigan and died October 4, 2014 in Trenton. Beloved wife of the late Sylvester. Loving mom of Christine Pauly, Timothy, Nancy Kephart and Scott (Tracy). Proud grandmother "Honey" of Robin (Michael), John (Jessica), Melissa, Amber, Cody, Tyler, Ariel, Zackary and Season. Great grandmother of 14. Dearest sister of...
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James S. Campeau

August 4, 1945 - October 3, 2014

Campeau, James S., age 69, October 3, 2014 of Woodhaven, Michigan. Beloved husband of Ellen. Loving father of Jim (Bridgette) Campeau and Andrea (Rick) Elder. Also survived by is grandchildren Theodore, Alina, Ryland and Adalynn; his great granddaughter Shayla. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of James' life may be made to American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association
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Michael W. Vrabel

October 28, 1925 - October 2, 2014

Vrabel, Michael W., age 88 of Taylor, passed away October 2, 2014. Loving husband of the late Joan. Dear father of the late Michael C., Mark, Kurt (Melinda), and Christy (Michael) Mondon. Proud grandfather of 3. Also survived by a sister Gloria (John) Blackwell.
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Bryan L. Crowe

February 3, 1982 - October 1, 2014

Crowe, Bryan Lee. Age 32, of Trenton, passed away October 1, 2014. Loving son of Linda Marie Crowe. Grandson of the late Doris and Morris Crowe. Dearest brother of Shanda (Mike) Fineran, and Lisa (Aaron) Snowberger. Beloved uncle of nieces Zavannah, Alexyss, Deanna, and nephew Jeremiah. Also survived by brothers Tommy Marlowitz, Jeff Cole, step father Eric Claybaugh, and uncle Dale Crowe....
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Robert "Bob" Gravel

February 10, 1939 - October 1, 2014

Gravel, Robert "Bob", age 75 of Trenton, passed away Wednesday, October 1, 2014 in his home. Born February 10, 1939, Bob was the son of Jacob & Mary (Blusiewicz) Graveldinger. An Army Veteran he married the love of his life, Sharon Morey, May 19, 1962. Bob worked as a Mechanic for over 25 years with City of Trenton, retiring in 2004. He leaves to cherish his memory, Sharon, his wife of the...
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Roger W. Mulrenin

June 15, 1928 - October 1, 2014

Mulrenin, Roger. Age 86, of Fenton, MI. Oct. 1, 2014. Beloved Husband of Mary. Loving father of Nancy Pace. Proud grandfather of George (Michelle) Pace, Linda (Brad) Swihart, Richard (Dawn) Pace and Barbara (Robert) Diehl, great-grandfather of 5. Dear brother of Donald (Lorraine) Mulrenin.
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Olive Jane Wiggins

October 11, 1922 - October 1, 2014

Beloved wife of the late Hugh. Loving mother of Ronald (Patsy), Kathleen (Jose) Vera, Nancy, Dana (John) McWilliams, Marilyn (Greg) Wolpert and Barbara (James) Niemi. Dear sister of Shirley (Harold) Gow. Dearest grandmother of 7, great-grandmother of 6 and great-great grandmother of 3. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, other loving family members and friends. The family suggests donations in...
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Toivo Alvar Strang

August 25, 1922 - October 1, 2014

Strang, Toivo Alvar, age 92 of Lincoln Park, formerly of Detroit, passed away October 1, 2014. Loving husband of the late Aileen. Dear father of the late Larry (Cheryl), William (Donna), Ronald, Mary (the late Mark) Peters, the late Kenneth ( the late Kathleen), Timothy (Marie), and Daniel. Proud grandfather, great grandfather, and uncle to many. Toivo served his country during WWII in Saipan,...
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Jason James Johnson

March 31, 1980 - September 29, 2014

Johnson, Jason James. Age 34 of Southwest, Detroit. Born March 31, 1980 in Detroit, MI and died September 29, 2014 in Detroit, MI. Beloved dad of Colin and Ethan. Dearest brother of the late Joe Joe, Sandy, Vaughn, Gary and Rainna. Also survived by his Uncle's and Aunt's and Violet Edwards,Derek & Courtney Amolsch and his dear friend Charlotte Hanover as well as other loving family and...
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Helen Guriel

November 13, 1923 - September 28, 2014

Beloved wife of the late Andrew. Dearest sister of Sherman Ballard. Preceded in death by her parents; Thomas "T.A." and Mossie Ballard, sisters; Grace, Ruby, Callie and Thenia, brothers; James, George, Jack and Thomas. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Donations in memory of Helen may be made to the donor's charity of choice.
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Deborah C. Gottlin

November 2, 1949 - September 28, 2014

Gottlin, Deborah. Age 64 of Lincoln Park. Born November 2, 1949 in Detroit, Michigan and died on September 28, 2014 in Lincoln Park. Beloved wife of the late Edward. Loving daughter of Joanne and the late David Bostian. Dearest sister of David (Sheryl) and Don Bostian and the late Michelle St. John. Also survived by 2 nieces, 3 nephews and other loving family and friends. She was also...
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Gary E. Phipps

February 15, 1950 - September 26, 2014

Phipps, Gary E. Age 64 of Taylor. Born February 15, 1950 in Crossville, Tennessee and died September 26, 2014 in Taylor, MI. Beloved long-time companion of Jennifer Lane. Loving father of Gary Phipps, Patrick Phipps and David Boone. Dearest brother of Lynn Hal (Michelle) Phipps, Andrea Phipps and Jacqueline (Rich) Kokila. Also survived by other loving famiy and friends. Preceded in death...
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Gilbert Gardner

May 29, 1923 - September 25, 2014

Gardner, Gilbert, age 91, September 25, 2014 of Riverview. Beloved husband of the late Mary. Loving father of Vicki (John) Roberts and Herb Gardner. Also survived by his grandchildren Kelly (Suzie) Konkus, Kasey Konkus, Jay Gardner, Jared Gardner, Lindsay Gardner; Great-grandchildren Brandi (Brandon) Zavsza and the late Kenny Konkus; Great-great grandchildren Braylee, Shane and Ragen and his...
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Roy Hood

February 2, 1933 - September 25, 2014

Hood, Roy, age 81, September 25, 2014 of Brownstown Twp., MIchigan. Beloved husband of Retha. Loving father of Annette Hoenicke, Sandy Venier and the late Roy Blaine Hood. Also survived by his grandchildren Melanie, Roy, Nick and William; his great grandchildren Layla and Tyler. Contributions in memory of Roy's life may be made to the Karmanos Cancer Institute or the Alzheimer's Association
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Eleanor A. Sara

March 26, 1919 - September 25, 2014

Born in Detroit, Eleanor was the daughter of John & Anna (Feher) Cherry. She married the love of her life, Alex Sara, on November 19, 1938 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Maybee. Sadly he preceded her in death March 17, 1998. A dedicated homemaker and gardener, Eleanor was very proud of her Hungarian heritage. She was an active member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and its Christian Women's...
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Mary E. Cox

December 24, 1942 - September 25, 2014

Cox, Mary E., age 71 of Brownstown, passed away September 25, 2014. Loving wife of Don. Dear mother of Kyle, Christy, and Cameron. Proud grandmother of Kara, Karley, Kyle Jr., Keaton, and Bretson.
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Fay Daniels

January 18, 1920 - September 24, 2014

Daniels, Fay, age 94 of Rockwood, passed away September 24, 2014. Loving wife of the late Neal Henry Daniels. Daughter of Lee and Sally Massengill. Dear mother of Nokomus Skidmore, Barbara (Ray) Fuson, Rhonda (Richard) Collins, and daughter in law Judy Daniels. Proud grandmother of 8 grandchildren, and many great grandchildren. Also survived by her sisters Ruby Daniels, Shirley (Billy) Bussell,...
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Mary Catherine MacArthur

May 19, 1925 - September 24, 2014

MacArthur, Mary Catherine. Age 89, of Taylor. September 24, 2014. Beloved sister of Christina (the late John) MacDonald. Survived also by several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents John and Sarah MacArthur, siblings and in-laws, John (Margaret), Duncan (Catherine Annie), Alexander, Jane (John Dan) Rankin, Mary Ann (Sylvester) Rice, Martha MacArthur, Malcolm (Peggy), Anne (Gordon...
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David A. Kelley, Sr.

September 8, 1942 - September 23, 2014

Kelley, David A., Sr. Age 72 currently of Lincoln Park, Michigan was born September 8, 1942 in Wyandotte, Michigan and grew up in Hohenwald, Tennessee; he died on September 23, 2014 at his home where he was lovingly cared for by his family. Beloved husband of 49 years to Lillie Mae (nee: McLain) who he married in Rockingham, North Carolina on April 10, 1965. Loving dad of David, Jr. (Sherry),...
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James W. Matthew, Jr.

March 30, 1965 - September 23, 2014

Loving dad of James III. Beloved son of James Sr. and the late Loretta. Dearest brother of Jewell (Vince) Fustini. Dear uncle of Kayleigh. Also survived by many other loving family members and friends.
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Kevin Pud Coogan

April 2, 1957 - September 22, 2014

Kevin was born April 2, 1957 and passed away on September 22, 2014 at the age of 57. Kevin was a resident of Woodhaven, MI. He is servived by his beloved wife Janice, his siblings Kerry Lee Kornoelje, Leonard Engle, Robert (Jacquelyn) Engle, and his Aunt Judy (Jim) Bentley.
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Albert George

October 27, 1921 - September 22, 2014

Albert George, age 92 of Taylor, passed away September 22, 2014. Loving husband of Shirley. Dear father of Robert (Chris), Charles (the late Kashindin), Nancy, and stepchildren Michael (Joanne), David, and Holli. Albert is also survived by his grandchildren, great grandchildren, sister Tommi Lupone, and brother Bill (Doe) George. Memorial donations may be made to the American Ex-Prisoners of War,...
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Leokadia "Reggie" Ostrowski

April 4, 1928 - September 22, 2014

Born in Northumberland, Pennsylvania, Leokadia was the daughter of Anthony and Violet (Kimsal) Pietruskiewicz. She married William Ostrowski Jr. on June 14, 1968. Sadly he preceded her in death March 2004. Leokadia leaves to cherish her memory a daughter-in-law Loraine Willim; two grandchildren: Martin Willim and Ronald (Jackie) Willim; great granddaughter Katelyn Willim and a sister Stasia...
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Charles Floyd Poupard

December 30, 1938 - September 21, 2014

Born in Wyandotte, Charles was the son of Floyd & Dorothy (Hilton) Poupard. He married the love of his life, Sharon Snook, on October 8, 1960. Charles worked as a Manager for A&P Grocery Stores for over 43 years, retiring in 2001. Charles leaves to cherish his memory, Sharon, his wife of the past 53 years; his mother Dorothy Poupard; 6 children: Michael Poupard, Debbie (David) Pike, Dawn (Norm...
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Jenay L. Javorcky

November 7, 1951 - September 21, 2014

Javorcky, Jenay L., age 62, September 21, 2014 of Allen Park, Michigan. Beloved wife of Raymond. Loving mother of Rachel Javorcky and Laura (Mike) Elsigian. Dearest sister of Holly (Phill) Moore, Marcy (Kenny) Schrank, Lisa (Steve) Goodwin, the late Mike Moriconi and the late Darryl Moriconi. Contributions in memory of Jenay's life may be made to The LAM Foundation
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Gary B. Crowley

October 17, 1951 - September 18, 2014

Crowley, Gary B. Age 62, of Taylor. September 18, 2014. Beloved husband of Maria. Loving father of Robbie Ferrari, Christina Crowley, Joe Crowley and Jessica Crowley. Dearest son of Josephine. Dear brother of Janet, Ron, Joanne, David, Suzie, Linda, Noreen and Brian. Preceded in death by his father Clyde and siblings Richard, Gordy and Carol. Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart...
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Wanda Nogiec

February 15, 1920 - September 17, 2014

Beloved wife of the late Adam. Loving mother of Glenn (Jean). Dearest grandma of Adam (Diana), Amber (Ty) Sasena and Austin. Dear sister of Helen Czaplicki and Joe Janowski. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and other family members. Donations in memory of Wanda may be made to the donor's charity of choice.
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Renee' M. Lutton

November 7, 1965 - September 15, 2014

Lutton, Renee' M. Age 48, of Taylor. September 15, 2014. Loving mother of Brandon. Proud Nayna of Caiden. Dearest daughter of Jean Spear. Dear sister of Steve (Sandy) Lutton, Ken (Kim) Lutton and James (Christina) Spear. Survived also by several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by her step-father James Spear. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the...
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Mary T. Harold

April 26, 1947 - September 15, 2014

Born in Camden, New Jersey, Mary was the daughter of Joseph & Catherine (Hagen) Craig. She married the love of her life, Larry Harold, on June 19, 1969. A graduate of Camden Catholic High School, Mary attended St. Roch's Catholic Church. Mary was a Secretary, most recently working for Hearing Services in Riverview, retiring in 2011. Mary leaves to cherish her memory, Larry, her husband of the...
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Catherine Ann Kaminski

August 4, 1937 - September 15, 2014

Kaminski, Catherine Ann. Age 77, of Allen Park. Sept. 15, 2014. Loving mother of Deana (John) Kaffenberger, Patricia (Paul) Loveland, Stanley Kaminski, Kathleen McDavid, John Kaminski and Joseph (Vivian) Kaminski. Proud grandma of David, Jason, Christopher, Adam, Amanda, Ashley, Joey and Melissa. Great-grandma of Andrew, Evan, Brendan and Anna. Dear sister of Tess Leads and Michael...
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Isaac Mitchell Perez

December 6, 1995 - September 14, 2014

Isaac Mitchell Perez, age 18 of Trenton, passed away September 14, 2014. Loving son of Carlos and Jennifer. Dear brother of Jacob, Nicky, Abbey, Christiana, Ezekiel, and Evangeline of Kerrville, TX. Loving fiancée of Miranda Stavola of Flat Rock. Great grandson of Beatrice Leal, and grandson of Manuel and Yvonne L. Castro, both of Kerrville, TX. Also survived by nephew Jayce Perez, as well as...
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Clemencia C. Carmona

August 21, 1927 - September 14, 2014

Clemencia B. Carmona, age 87, of Allen Park, Michigan passed away in her home Sunday September 14, 2014, beloved wife of the late Jose G. Carmona, loving mother of Placido Carmona, Richard (Martha) Carmona, Irene Sanchez, Violet Carmona and Veronica Ledesma, proud grandmother of 8, great grandmother of 10, dear sister of Carmen, Delores, Alice and Marcelino.
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T. Keith Morvan

June 5, 1947 - September 10, 2014

Beloved husband of Linda. Loving dad of Shelly (Frank) Gladowski and Kimmie (Allan) Sheldon. Dearest grandpa of Logan, Frankie, Cole and Whitaker. Dear brother of Kay (Ben) Planck and his twin sister Lyn (Larry) Astrauskas. Special uncle to Tracey and Todd as well as Todd, Kelly, Justin, Jennifer, Eric, Ryan, Kari, Shawn, Stacey and Kyle. Also survived by many other loving family members and...
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Patricia L. Dowd

March 21, 1935 - September 10, 2014

Dowd, Patricia Burger, age 79, September 10, 2014 of Wolverine, Michigan, formerly of Southgate. Beloved wife of Walter. Loving mother of James P. (Suzanne) and devoted grandmother of James A. Dearest sister of Jane McIsaac and Ann Hyndman. Preceded in death by her son David; brothers John, Arthur, Peter, Joseph, Leo and Raymond Burger and her sisters Margaret Reid and Sister Mary Margaret....
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Linda Lee Combest

October 2, 1945 - September 10, 2014

Combest, Linda Lee. Age 68, of Trenton. September 10, 2014. Beloved wife of Floyd. Loving mother of Colleen (Jeffrey) Taylor, Julie (Donald) Lessner and Jennifer Lanham (Louis Lanham). Proud grandma of Zachary, Miranda, Garrett, Derek, Emilee, Connor, Jacqueline, Carson, Jennah, Andrew, Donovan, Mackenzie and Isabel. Dear sister of Larry (Gail) Pilon and Jeanne (Danny) Mayea. Preceded in death by...
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Irving JR Epps, Jr.

October 4, 1936 - September 8, 2014

Irving Epps Jr., age 77, of Monroe, Michigan passed away Monday September 8, 2014 at Oakwood Hospital Dearborn, MI. Irv was born October 4, 1936 in Forrest City, Arkansas to Irving and Missouri (Robinson) Epps Sr, his family moved to the Monroe, MI area in 1946. He attended Monroe Public Schools, graduated from Monroe High School and attended classes at Monroe County Community College. Irv was...
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E. J. Legault

April 8, 1928 - September 7, 2014

Ronald Emile Legault, age 86, of Riverview, MI formerly of E.Rockwood, MI passed away September 7, 2014 at Henry Ford Wyandotte, MI, he had been in declinging health. Ronald leaves to cherish his memory his children: Suzanne (Imad) Zeitouni, Gregory (Jodi) Legault and Michael Legault; five grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; two brothers: Paul (Drinda), and Raymond; as well as four sisters:...
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Betty M. Markwardt

February 19, 1926 - September 7, 2014

Markwardt, Betty M. Age 88. September 7, 2014 of Dearborn and formerly of Livonia. Beloved wife of 66 years to Mel. Loving mother of Bruce (Dorene), Joanne (Bob) Leon and the late Kevin. Proud grandmother of Kate, Michael and Alex. Also survived by other loving family and friends. Memorial service Monday, September 15th at 10:30 AM, at Henry Ford Village Chapel, 15101 Ford Rd., Dearborn,...
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Thomas Walter Buczynski

January 5, 1943 - September 6, 2014

Buczynski, Thomas Walter. Age 71 of Southgate. Born January 5, 1943 in Detroit, Michigan and died September 6, 2014 in Wyandotte, Michigan. Beloved dad of Jason and Derek. Also survived by one brother Don and one sister Cathy as well as other loving family and friends. Thomas was a graduate of Lincoln Park High School and a retiree of J.L. Hudson-Detroit. He loved football, baseball and...
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Thomas H. St. Bernard

February 9, 1959 - September 6, 2014

Born in Monroe, Thomas was the son of Harold & Barbara (Gamboe) St. Bernard. He married the love of his life, Leigh Ann Gibson on December 4, 1981. Sadly she preceded him in death February 25, 2009. During his career, Thomas worked both as a Truck Driver and in the construction trades. Known for his kind heart and dependability, he was always willing to lend a helping hand to others in need,...
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Delphine R. Bessi

June 9, 1925 - September 5, 2014

Bessi, Delphine R., age 89, September 5, 2014 of Wyandotte, Michigan. Beloved daughter of the late Nickolas and Helen Besse. Loving sister of Patrica (John) Morrison, the late Helen Merta and the late William Besse. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Contributions in memory of Delphine's life may be made to the American Cancer Society
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Clinton D. Shaw

March 12, 1926 - September 2, 2014

Clinton D. Shaw, age 88 passed away peacefully in his home in Trenton, MI on September 2, 2014. He is survived by daughter Pennie (Mike) Reynolds and son David (Janet) Shaw, 19 grandchildren, 40 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. Preceded in death by his wife Ethel Shaw and his son Robert (the late Bonnie) Shaw. Clinton was a Veteran of WWII and served his country proudly. He...
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Allene J. St. Peter

June 4, 1925 - September 2, 2014

Born in Detroit, Allene was the daughter of the late Carl & Jeanette (Brandt) Relitz. She is survived by eight children: Robert; Dennis (Michele); Mark; Mary; Claudia (Karel Descamps); Jerome (Kari Balbirer); John (Anabella); and Annmarie (Robert Zabor); brother Verne Relitz and sister Joyce Warren; eleven grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, and many nieces...
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Toni Sanders-Albieri

August 22, 1944 - September 2, 2014

Mrs. Toni Sanders- Albieri, age 70 of Taylor, passed away September 2, 2014.
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Pearl Y. Burgdorf

May 9, 1931 - September 2, 2014

Burgdorf, Pearl Y. Age 83. Born May 9, 1931 and died September 2, 2014 . Beloved wife of the late William Donald. Loving mother of Eric (Donna) and Lisa (Philip) Kohn. Proud grandmother of Daniel (jenny), Kristina, Heidi (Peter) O'Neill, the late Eric W., P.J. (Aubrey), Jenna and Jacob. Great grandmother of Benjamin O'Neill. Dearest sister of Velma (George) Kasza and Johnny (Annie) Vig. ...
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Nicholas Ryan Hudec

December 16, 1990 - September 2, 2014

Hudec, Nicholas Ryan, age 23 of Woodhaven, passed away September 2, 2014. Loving son of Robert and Kimberly Hudec. Dear brother of Jordan. Loving grandson of Barabara Nelson, and Jon (Linda) Zamensky. Also survived by his uncles Kevin (Danielle) Nelson, Robert (Elizabeth) Zamensky, and Ronald (Vita) Zamensky. Nicholas was preceded in death by grandfather James Hudec, and great grandparents Andrew...
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Genevieve "Gen" Gramlich

May 18, 1923 - August 31, 2014

Genevieve E. Gramlich, age 91, of Maybee, MI passed away Sunday August 31, 2014 in her home surrounded by her family, she had been in declining health. Gen was born May 18, 1923 in Scofield, MI to Henry and Clara (Gentzen) Niemann; she attended schools in Scofield and Carleton. Gen married Arthur D. Gramlich on November 7, 1946 at St Joseph Catholic Church Maybee; sadly he preceded her in death...
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John R. Starr

June 4, 1932 - August 30, 2014

Starr, John R., age 82, of Southgate, Michigan, passed away August 30, 2014 in his home, beloved husband of Lora (Bartley), loving father of Todd (Chie) Starr, Dave (Audry) Starr, Jeff (Shelly) Starr, Randall (Eva) Granaas, Keven (Kathleen) Granaas and the late Robert Granaas, dear brother of James (Nancy) Starr, grandfather of 9. John was employed as a automovtive designer for Chrysler Corp....
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Louis J. Arnold

September 22, 1930 - August 29, 2014

Arnold, Louis J. Age 83 of Allen Park. Born September 22, 1930 in Orland Park, Illinois and died August 29, 2014 in Allen Park, Michigan. Beloved husband of the late Roberta "Bert". Loving dad of Sandra Arnold (Lori Shannon), Louis Arnold and James Arnold. Proud grandfather of seven and great grandfather of one. Dearest brother of Dorothy Cracchiolo. Also survived by seven nieces and...
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Mary E. Odell

September 24, 1925 - August 29, 2014

Beloved wife of the late Frank. Loving mother of Mike (Rhonda), Karen and Sandra (Ian) Carson. Dearest grandma of Brandon (Melissa), Shaun Mackenszie), Kristin (Doug) Carr, Janice Kuhfeldt and Lesley Hamman. Great-grandma of 5 and great-great grandma of 2. Dear sister of Betty (Bill) Cheeks. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and friends.
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Robert Ellis McGraw III

July 29, 1965 - August 28, 2014

McGraw, Robert Ellis III, age 49 of Dearborn Heights, passed away August 27, 2014. Dear son of Andrea Kay. Dear friend of Mike McDonald. Loving brother of Alyssa (Paul) Ozenghar, Christopher (Charlotte) McGraw, and Ann-Marie (David) Torok. Beloved uncle of many.
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Robert "Bob" Jones

July 9, 1927 - August 27, 2014

Born in North Baltimore, Ohio, Bob was the son of Daniel & Leonora (Bayse) Jones. A 1945 graduate of Monroe High School, he faithfully served his country with the United States Navy from May 11, 1945 until August 23, 1946. He then married the love of his life, Ann M. Richardson on October 14, 1950. Sadly she preceded him in death August 5, 2010. Bob started his career as Plant Manager for his...
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Frances "Fran" Blair

March 4, 1928 - August 27, 2014

Blair, Frances "Fran". Age 86 of Riverview. Born March 4, 1928 in Detroit, Michigan and died August 27, 2014 in Wyandotte, Michigan. Beloved mother of Richard (Cheri) Clark and Janice Woolcott (Charles Pike). Loving grandmother of Brian, Stephen, Michelle (Aaron) Whitten and Jeff (Kelly). Great grandmother of Brenden and Brett. Also survived by 1 sister Mary Lou (Ed) Aguzzi as well as other...
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Andrew L. Kapuscinski

February 13, 1948 - August 27, 2014

Kapuscinski, Andrew L., age 66, August 27, 2014 of Southgate, Michigan. Beloved husband of Carolyn. Loving father of Richard (Sarah Daw), Paul (Wendy) and David (Kristy Ryback). Papa of Richard, Breanna, Aiden, Courtney and Ryan. Great Grandpa of Adrian. Contributions in memory of Andrew's life may be made to the family.
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Angiolina Stanislaw

January 5, 1947 - August 25, 2014

Beloved mother of Tina Stanislaw, Linda Stanislaw, and Donna (David) Allen. Loving Grandmother of 10. Also survived by her 2 sisters and her 4 Brothers.
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Tina Marie Allevato Bologna

July 11, 1964 - August 25, 2014

Tina Marie Allevato-Bologna. Age 50, August 25, 2014 of Rochester. Loving mother of Sante Ryan, Alyssa and Maria. Beloved daughter of Lucille Allevato and the late Sam Allevato. Dear sister of Andrea (Carl) Francavilla and Robert Straight. Amazing aunt of Carly, Adriana, Alisia, Matthew and Ana. She will also be missed by her dearest sweetheart Rob.
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Angiolina Stanislaw

January 5, 1947 - August 25, 2014

Stanislaw, Angiolina. Age 67 of Henderson, Nevada passed away August 25, 2014. Loving mother of Tina Stanislaw, Linda Stanislaw and Donna (David) Allen. Grandmother of 10. Also survived by her 2 sisters Maria Rosati, Anna (Antonio) Ventura and her 4 brothers, Tony (Betty) Pietrangelo, Guiseppi (Cecilia) Pietrangelo, Salvator (Helena) Pietrandelo, Emidio (Peggy) Pietrangelo and many nieces,...
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Rosalia Rubio Raridan

July 2, 1932 - August 25, 2014

Beloved wife of the late Jimmy. Loving sister of Dolores Nunez, Connie Rubio and Gloria (Robert) Sawaya. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents Felipe And Rosalia Rubio.
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