BALGENORTH JAMES D. Age 52, passed away April 16, 2012. Jim was the loving father of Mary (Paul) Austin and William Balgenorth; devoted grandfather of Elora, Elia, and the late Ethan; the beloved fiancé of Geraldine Castaldo; and dear step-father of Julia Vargo. Visitation Thursday 39 p.m. at Kaul Funeral Home, 27830 Gratiot Ave., Roseville. Funeral service 10 a.m. Friday held at the funeral home. Please share a memory with the family at www.kaulfuneralhome.com.
BRASCH CHARLES Beloved husband of Gladys Brasch and the late Blanche Brasch. Cherished father of Edwin (Jillian) Brasch, Helene (Art) Indianer, Karen (Robert) Schwartz, Jeffrey (Faith) Brasch, Steven (Diane) Klein and Beth (Mark Genetti) Klein Genetti. Loving grandfather of Brian, Stephanie, Stacy, Barrie, Joshua, Mitchell, Jonathan, Seth, Leslee, Scott, Leigh and Sam. Dear brother of Barbara Brasch and the late Pauline Dworin. Also survived by loving family and friends. SERVICES 11:00 A.M. WEDNESDAY MORNING AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL. 248-569-0020. INTERMENT AT CLOVER HILL PARK CEMETERY. www.irakaufman.com
CARDINALI CLAUDIA (SUDDENLY) April 15, 2012, Age 79. Beloved wife of Mario. Loving mother of Glenn M. Proud grandmother of Jeremy (Kate). Great grandmother of Jack, Olivia and Adriana. Dear sister of Eugene R. (Christine) Craig. Sister-in-law of M. Louise Gurecki, Darlene Cardinali and Elaine Cardinali. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Memorial Gathering Friday at San Francesco Catholic Church, 22870 S. Nunneley Road, Clinton Township, 9:30 am until Memorial Mass at 10:00 am. Memories shared at www.bcfh.com
CECIL JAMES EDWARD "JIM" age 76. Born February 11, 1936. Survived by his wife of 50 years, Rita J. (Tyle) Cecil and his five children: Rita (Cecil) Houck, Mark Cecil, Denice Cecil-Ho, Julia (Cecil) Depa, and James Cecil Jr. Dear grandfather to eight grandchildren. Dear brother to Frances Cecil and wife Marcia. Dear uncle to many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents Edward Cecil and Justine (Comstock) Cecil and sisters Rosemary (Cecil) Guibord, Evelyn (Cecil) Beer, and Margaret (Cecil) Zachos. Funeral Mass Friday, April 20, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of the Lakes Church, 5481 Dixie Hwy. Waterford, MI 48329. Family will receive friends and relatives on Thursday from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Coats Funeral Home, 8909 Dixie Hwy, Clarkston.
DESSINGER JOAN April 13, 2012. She was the wife of Gary and the mother of Joy, Keith, and Todd. She leaves 11 grandchildren, many friends and colleagues. A memorial service will be held for Joan at St. Philomena, Marseilles Ave Detroit, on May 5th, at 11 a.m.
EISIMINGER GENEVIEVE L. April 16, 2012, age 87, of Westland. Beloved wife of the late Robert A. Dear mother of Cheryl (Gary) Matsche, Bill (Jean), Bobbie (Mike) Plagens, Rob Jr. (Julia), and Rich (Keri). Sister of Marilyn (Dr. Jerry) Bogener. Loving grandmother of 12 and great-grandmother of six. Funeral Thursday 10 a.m. at the Uht Funeral Home, 35400 Glenwood Rd., Westland. Family will receive friends Wednesday 1-9 p.m. Family requests memorials to St. Jude Childrens Hospital. Please visit and sign a tribute at www.uhtfh.com.
EVANOFF CRUME "COONIE" of Hamburg Twp., MI Ford Motor Retiree. Age 80, passed away April 16, 2012 at his home. He was born November 12, 1931 in Detroit, MI the son of the late Crume Sr. and Frances (Douglas) Evanoff. In 1955 in Redford Twp. Coonie married Lillian (Makara) Evanoff. She survives. Father of Dan of Westland and David (Donna) of Canton and grandfather of Derek and Ryan. Coonie was an avid sports enthusiast. A Healing Farewell will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2012 beginning with visitation at 11 a.m. until the time of Service at 1 p.m. at Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Hamburg Chapel. 810-231-0200. Please leave a Message of Comfort to Coonie's family by calling 877-231-7900 or visit his guestbook at www.borekjennings.com.
FENSKE ARTHUR Age 83. April 15, 2012. Father of Heidi. Grandfather of Patrick, Kevin, Paul and Angela. Brother of Gertrude Barter, the late Alma Wrona and the late Esther Mitchell. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Funeral Service Saturday, 3:00 p.m. at the Taylor Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 9800 S. Telegraph Road. Visitation Saturday, 11:00 a.m. until time of service. Share a memory at www.howepeterson.com.
FLOREK JOSEPH STANLEY April 15, 2012, Age 92. Beloved husband of the late Jane. Dear father of Marilyn Florek and Robert (Carolyn) Florek. Loving grandfather of Daniel Florek and Julia Florek. Visitation Wednesday 2-9 p.m. with a Wake Service 7 p.m. at the Wasik Funeral Home, Inc. 11470 Thirteen Mile Road (west of Hoover) Warren. In state Thursday 9 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass 9:30 a.m. at St. Blase Catholic Church, 12151 Fifteen Mile (east of Dodge Park) Sterling Heights. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.wasikfuneralhome.com
HANRAHAN ISABELLE M. (NEE O'DONNELL) Age 95, April 15, 2012 of Farmington Hills, Formerly of Center Line, MI. and Bayonne, N.J. Beloved wife of the late Richard. Caring mother of Patricia (Richard) Rathburn, Lois (late Ken) Saxe, Ann Calvo and John (Susan). Grandmother of Megan, Matthew, Isabela, Brendan, Patrick, James and Kealani. Visitation Thursday April 19, 2-8p.m. with 6 p.m. Rosary at Rudy Funeral Home, 25650 Van Dyke, Center Line, MI. In state Friday 9:30 a.m. at St Clement Catholic Church, 25320 Van Dyke, Center Line for a 10 a.m. Mass. Burial St. Clement Cemetery. Memorials to the Parkinson Foundation appreciated.
JIDOV JAMES N. SR. of Walled Lake, went home to be with the Lord on April 14, 2012 at age 83. Loving husband of Betty Jean Jidov. Funeral Services will be Thursday, April 19, 2012, 11:00 a.m. at Maranatha Baptist Church, 5790 Flemings Lake Road, Clarkston. The family will receive friends Wednesday 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the RIVERSIDE CHAPEL, Simpson-Modetz Funeral Home, 5630 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford. Interment Glen Eden Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Grace Baptist Church of Canton. Online guest book www.modetzfuneralhomes.com
KOSMACK DONALD E. age 80, of St. Clair, died April 15, 2012. Born April 2, 1932 in Detroit. Donald served with the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War and was a firefighter for the City of Roseville for 25 years. Loving husband of 60 years to Nancy Kosmack, beloved father of Richard (Cindy) Kosmack and Susan (Steven) Lemerand, cherished grandfather of Marcus, Michael, James, Thomas, Daniel and Kenneth, great grandfather of Mariah and Creed and brother of Linda Kosmack. Service Friday, April 20th at 11 am at Young Funeral Home, China Twp. Visiting Thursday 2-9 pm. Memorials to St. John Hospice. www.youngcolonial.com
LOVELACE DONALD F. April 16, 2012 Age 84 Beloved husband of Lois V. Loving father of Linda (Terry) Melton, Janet (Phillips) Winter and stepfather of Brian (Amy) Kelly, Deborah (Joseph) Ash. Dear brother of Leroy (Pauline), Morlend (Joan). Survived by 11 grandchildren. Funeral Friday 10 a.m. from the Chapel of L.J. Griffin Funeral Home 42600 Ford Rd (W of Lilley) Family will receive visitors Thursday 2 p.m. until 8 p.m.
MATHEWSON MARGARET J. Of Clarkston, formerly of Taylor, passed peacefully on April 16, 2012, at 88 years of age. Dear sister of Betsy Morris. Loving aunt of 11 nieces and nephews; great-aunt of three and great-great-aunt of two. There will be a gathering and Funeral Service at 2 p.m., Thursday, April 19 at Roseland Park Cemetery, 29001 N. Woodward Avenue, Berkley, MI 48072. Arrangement entrusted to COATS FUNERAL HOME-CLARKSTON. To send a private condolence to the family go to www.CoatsFuneralHome.com/Obituaries.
McCALLUM HARRY GUY JR. age 79. April 16, 2012. Harry is survived by his wife of 59 years, Patricia. Father of Robert (Pat), Christine (Joseph) Paahao, Norman (Deborah), Patrice Turkette and Diane (Jeff) Broski. Grandfather of 11 and great-grandfather of seven. Brother of Billie Foster. Uncle of numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation Thursday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm, funeral service Friday 11:00 am at Hopcroft Funeral Home, 31145 John R. Rd, Madison Heights, MI. www.hopcroftfuneraldirectors.com. Donations can be made to Habitat for Humanity.
MILLER FRANK ROBERT Age 79, passed away April 13, 2012. Son of Louis and Christine. Preceded in death by loving wife Nancy, to whom he was married for 34 years, and had three children. Survived by sons Mark (Laura), Greg (Leis), and Michael (Elizabeth); grandchildren Margot, Beau, Meryll, Ava, Tommy, and Nicklas; wife Carol. Frank was dear brother to Christine, Louie, Joe, Marion and John. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Frank retired from the Detroit Free Press. Memorial services are pending.
MOUSHEGIAN ZACHARY Age 64 of Wayland passed away at his home Saturday, April 14, 2012 after watching his beloved U of M Wolverines spring football game. He is survived by his daughters, Jennifer Moushegian, and Tamara (Doug) Wurl. Three grandchildren, Zachary Steven, Gabrielle Grace, and Sophia Judith. Also his sister Carolyn (Chuck) Bien, niece Alexis Bien and nephew Geoffrey Bien. He was preceded in death by his parents James and Alma and wife Judy in 2010. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He taught for 38 years and coached girls basketball for 24 years. Funeral Service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, April 21, 2012 at the Wayland Fine Arts Center at 870 E. Superior, Wayland, MI 49348 with his Pastor Jonathan Krenz from Epiphany Lutheran Church officiating. The family will receive relatives and friends from 3-8 p.m. Friday at the Wayland Fine Arts Center. Cremation will follow services with Interment in Elmwood Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Wayland Education Foundation or Wayland Area Ambulance. Archer-Hampel & Kubiak Wayland Chapel 269-792-2237 www.kubiakfuneralhome.com
MUSZYNSKI MILDRED EVON (NEE CAMPBELL) 86, of Rochester Hills. Loving wife of the late Joseph Muszynski. Beloved mother of Tom (Linda) Muszynski. Dearest sister of Maxine Davis and the late Wayne Campbell. Dear sister-in-law of Dolline Campbell. Beloved aunt of many nieces and nephews. In state Friday 9-10 a.m. Funeral Service at Hauss Funeral Home, 47477 Romeo Plank., Macomb. Visitation Thursday 2-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Beaumont Hospice or Michigan Humane Society. www.haussfuneralhomes.com
OCHYLSKI ELEANOR 81, died April 16, 2012 at Indian River Medical Center, Vero Beach, Florida. Eleanor was a loving and devoted wife of 60 years, the world's greatest mom, grandmother, great-grandmother, referee, zookeeper, friend, confidant, and generous woman. She was always fun loving, loved to play slot machines, always had a smile and lived with her heart. She was born in Marion, Pennsylvania, followed by Detroit, MI; Chicago, IL; Des Moines, IA, and most recently Vero Beach, FL where she lived for the past 15 years. Mrs. Ochylski was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church, Vero Beach. Formerly of St. Augustin Parish of Des Moines, IA and Christ the King Parish of Chicago, IL. Survivors include her husband Edward Ochylski, Jr. Of Vero Beach; her seven children, Edward Ochylski III of Mayer, AZ, Mary Catherine Ochylska of Denver, CO, Gaby Klein of Scottsdale, AZ, Daniel Ochylski (Peggy) of West Des Moines, IA, Juliana Summers (Bill) of Seattle, WA and Vero Beach, FL, Jessie Stark (Tim) of Parkland, FL, and Kelly Ann Butler of Centennial, CO. Twenty one grandchildren, Jackie, Beverly, Ellie, Benjamin, Charles, Conor, Genevieve, Ethan, Thomas, Chelsea, Paige, Edward, Mary Elizabeth, Gabrielle, Andrew, Simon, Daniel, Christopher, Frankie, Sam and Emma, and five great-grandchildren, Wyatt, Jake, Mikey, Katie, and Katherine. Mrs. Ochylski was preceded in death by her brothers, Edward and Eugene Pollock. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Catholic Relief Services, 95 Cypress Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33415 or Catholicreliefservices.org in memory of Mrs. Eleanor Ochylski. Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m., and 6-8 p.m., 22nd of April, 2012 at Strunk Funeral Home, Vero Beach, FL. A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. that evening at the Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m., 23rd of April, 2012 at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Vero Beach. An online guestbook is available at www.strunkfuneralhome.com.
QUICK WESLEY W. April 16, 2012 age 81 of Brownstown. He was so tired and worn out he had to move on, so we let him go on April 16, 2012. He leaves behind his five remaining siblings, Arthur, Sanfred, Jane Schardt, Laura Vines and Florence Boghosian. Preceding him in death, brothers Wallace, Harley, Ray and sister Susan Webb and many loving family members, especially his Buddy and very caring nephew, Joe Myers. Funeral Saturday 1 pm at the Uht Funeral Home, 35400 Glenwood Rd. Family will receive friends Friday 12-8 pm. Memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army.
STRAUB HERBERT J. Age 84. April 15, 2012. Beloved husband of the late Verna Mae. Dearest father of Linda (Peter) Bourey and Cookie (Jeff) Ogus. Dear grandfather of William Earl McCombs, John Lee Lindsey, and Marlee Bourey. Loving brother of Edward Straub. Funeral Service Friday, 12:00 noon at the Taylor Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 9800 S. Telegraph Road. Visitation Thursday, 5-9 p.m. Interment at Huron Valley Cemetery, Flat Rock. Memorials suggested to Alzheimer's Association. Share a memory at www.howepeterson.com.
SWANTEK BEATRICE M. (NEE LANG) Age 89. Wife of the late Irvin. Dear sister of Lucille (Bill) O'Connor, Lorraine Gies and the late Donald (Marcy) Lang. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Visitation Thursday, April 19, 2012 from 2-8 p.m. at Resurrection Funeral Home, 40800 Hayes Rd., Clinton Township, MI 48038. Funeral service Friday, April 20, 2012 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Please visit www.resurrectionfuneralhome.com
TAUBE JOAN (NEE MAHER) April 14, 2012 in Stuart, Florida, surrounded by her loving family. Age 73, of Rochester Hills, and Stuart, FL. Born in Detroit, Michigan on August 28, 1938 to the late Gilbert and Mary (nee Graves) Maher. She graduated from Annunciation High School in 1956. She married the love of her life, Frank Taube in 1958 and they have lived in East Detroit, Southfield, Birmingham, and Rochester Hills, Michigan as well as Mariner Sands in Stuart, Florida. Joan leaves behind her five adoring children and their spouses, Patricia and Anthony Vizzini, Frank and Laura Taube, Kate and John Brewer, John and Sue Taube, and Joannie and Aaron Morris. Fourteen fabulous grandchildren, Bradley, Maggie, Anthony, Ryan, Katrina, Brittany, Lindsay, Elizabeth, Sean, Steven, Kyle, Rose, Kelsey, and Rebecca, ages 27 to 10. Nine of the 14 grandchildren are currently in college or graduate school. She also leaves behind her cherished younger sister, Gilberta Carlile and many treasured nieces and nephews, and many dear friends. Joan is preceded in death by her parents and sisters Mary Margaret McHenry, Irene Lotzar, and Patricia Waligora who passed away just a month ago. She was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Rochester Hills, Michigan and St. Christopher in Stuart, Florida. Joan was known as a very intelligent and creative person who lived life to the fullest. She was manager for many years of the Southfield Tri-Parish Credit Union and together with her husband Frank began many Michigan small businesses. She was very active in the community: from starting a large family organization, leading cub scouts, church groups, managing softball teams, and private philanthropy. She lived her life helping and enjoying family, friends, and playing games. Her favorite hobby was playing any kind of card game especially poker and euchre with her grandchildren. She led a full life through travel, golf and family. A true Irish lady. Family will receive friends at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward Ave. (between 13-14 Mile) Thursday 4-8 p.m. and Friday 2-8 p.m. Vigil Service Thursday evening. Funeral Mass Saturday 11:30 a.m. at St. Bonaventure Monastery, 1820 Mt. Elliott, Detroit. Visitation at the Monastery begins at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family gently requests that donations be made to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen, 1740 Mt. Elliott, Detroit, MI 48207 where Joan and Frank met while volunteering there so many years ago. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com.
TERRY BEATRICE (NEE: THIBODEAU) On April 16, Mrs. Beatrice Mildred Terry was called home to be with her Lord. Mrs. Terry was surrounded by love from her son, daughter and son-in-law at home. Born January 24, 1924 in Wallaceburg, Ontario Canada. She was the daughter of the late Arcade and Della Thibodeau, and sister of the late Cletus Thibodeau. She grew up in Detroit, met her late husband John Archie Terry. Survivors include her son John Robert Terry and daughter Mary Dick of Harrisville, MI. Five grandchildren; Kim Jakubiec, Janet DiMichele, Paul Benstine, John Howard Terry and Brenda Bacheller. Eleven great-grandchildren; Ray Jr. DeLayna Jakubiec, Jeremy, Jessica, Robert Benstine, Rebecca Van Denstorm, Brandon, Kyle, Dylan Terry, Carson and Evan Bacheller. Visitation 4-9pm Thursday and 1-9pm Friday with Funeral Service Saturday, 11am at Lyle Elliott Funeral Home, 31730 Mound Rd. Warren, Michigan 48092. Any memorials to Hospice of Michigan.
WIERZBOWSKI WALTER JOSEPH Born March 9, 1918. Age 94. Died peacefully on April 13, 2012. Walter was born in Detroit and lived most of his life in Hamtramck. He was a World War II and Korean War Air Force Veteran. Walter was a Trim Engineer for General Motors, Fisher Body Division retiring after 29 years of service. Lifelong member of St. Florian Parish and active in Dad's Club for many years. Preceded in death by his wife Regina of 61 years. Devoted father of Bill, Chris (Joe) Booza, Mary (Frank) McMillian, Kathy (Bob) Stroh, Joe, Jerome (Karen). Proud Dziadzia of 15 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents John and Rose, brother Wallace, sisters Henrietta and Jean, and daughter-in-law Janet. Funeral arrangements through Jurkiewicz & Wilk Funeral Home. Hamtramck, MI (313) 365-9600. Visitation at the family home at 2319 Edwin St, Hamtramck, MI 48212 on Wednesday, April 18 from 1- 9 p.m. and Thursday, April 19 from 1- 9 p.m. Walter will lie in state at St. Florian Church, 2626 Poland St, Hamtramck, MI on Friday, April 20 at 10 a.m. with Mass following at 11a.m. Private burial on April 21 at Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton Twp, MI. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: The Province of St. Joseph of the Capuchin Order, 1820 Mt. Elliott St., Detroit, MI 48207.