Our Obituaries

Judith Ann Moriarty

December 17, 1936 - February 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Harry J Will Funeral Homes, Livonia, MI.
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Shirley L. Hyder

July 1, 1927 - February 19, 2017

Shirley L. Hyder passed away on February 19, 2017 at the age of 89. She was the loving wife of the late John "Jack" for over 55 years. She was the beloved mother of Mark (Dawn), Kay (Ralph) Kotzian, Paul (Shelda), the late John Jr. and the late Keith Jay. The cherished grandmother of Emily, Donald (Ashley), Kevin (Lauren), Kari (James), Brittany, and Joshua and great-grandmother of Jackson,...
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Robert William Ritchie

February 24, 1932 - February 19, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Harry J Will Funeral Homes, Livonia, MI.
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Denise Ellen Aquino

December 9, 1956 - February 17, 2017

Denise Ellen Aquino passed away February 17, 2017 at the age of 60. Beloved wife of Reno. Loving mother of Jennifer Robinson and Russell Robinson. Dear step-mother of Lisa (Marc) Dorian, Heather (Claudio) Tartaglia, Robin (Bud) Browers, and April (Scott) Smith. Loving grandmother of Chaignon Robinson, Reeves Smith, Jonathon Prato, Jamie Thompsett, and Brittany Browers. Sister of Connie (Lenny)...
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Elaine Ruth Wandrie

October 23, 1929 - February 16, 2017

Elaine Ruth Wandrie was born on October 23, 1929 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Joseph and Helen Badash. Elaine passed away on February 16, 2017 in Livonia, Michigan at the age of 87.Elaine was a caring, kind and loving woman. She enjoyed staying busy whether through bowling, a night out dancing with her husband, or an afternoon trip to test her luck at the casino. She also took pride in...
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Shirley A. Schuman

March 7, 1925 - February 16, 2017

Shirley A. Schuman passed away February 16, 2017. Loving wife of the late Carl. Beloved mother of Karen (Jeff), Marilyn Meredith (Jim), and Carl. Dear sister of Charles Smith, Judith (Dale) Bridge, the late James Smith, and the late Robert Smith. Shirley is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. She was a long-time and devoted member of Grace Lutheran Church. Visitation Sunday, February...
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Thelma Joyce Sleek

February 20, 1929 - February 15, 2017

Thelma Joyce (Day) Sleek, 87 years of Westland, Michigan (formerly of Inkster, Michigan) died Wednesday, February 15, 2017 in Livonia, Michigan. Joyce was born February 20, 1929 in Burlington Twp., Lapeer, Michigan. She was the third daughter of William Wineferd Day and Elsie Emiline (Abel) Day. She graduated from Redford Union High School in the class of 1947. She married the love of her life...
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Elia E. Polselli

April 6, 1931 - February 15, 2017

Elia Polselli was born on April 6, 1931 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Generoso and Angeline Mancini. She passed away on February 15, 2017 at the age of 85.Elia was the cherished wife of the late Pasqualino. Loving mother of Gilda (Charles) Theodorovich, Lydia (Peter) Hubbard and Louis (Lynne) Polselli. Proud grandmother of Emily, Andrea and Jonathan and great-grandmother of 4.Elia's family...
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Will Moore

June 2, 1969 - February 13, 2017

Will Moore passed away February 13, 2017 at the age of 47. Loving husband of Jennifer. Beloved father of Brandon, Alexandrea, and Michael. Dear son of Lynn Carty and the late Michael Moore. Will is also survived by many loving grandparents, aunts, uncles, brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Visitation Sunday, February 19 from 2-8pm at Harry J. Will Funeral Home 37000 Six Mile...
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Elsie Olga Martin

May 12, 1926 - February 13, 2017

Elsie Olga Martin passed away February 13, 2017 at the age of 90. Loving wife of the late Warren. Beloved mother of Nancy (Charles) Lacey, Warren (Sherri), Peggy (Bert) Williams, and Tim (Shellie). Dear grandmother of 10 and great-grandmother of 5. Elsie grew up in Alpena. She was a long-time and devoted member of Grace Lutheran Church in Redford. Private interment at Glen Eden Memorial Park in...
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Joyce Hawkins

September 8, 1943 - February 11, 2017

Joyce Hawkins passed away on February 11, 2017. Visitation will take place on Thursday, February 16, 2017 from 12:00pm to 4:00pm. A Funeral Service will be held at 4:00pm.
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Deanna Archer-Schipper

July 19, 1971 - February 11, 2017

Deanna Archer-Schipper Age 45Beloved wife of Steven. Loving daughter of D.J. and Julie Archer. Cherished sister of Dennis. Dear daughter in law of Karl. Will also be missed by many relatives and friends. Visitation Tuesday 2-9 pm at Harry J. Will Funeral Home 37000 Six Mile Rd. in Livonia. Funeral service Wednesday 10:00 am at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions...
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May Lee Fatt

January 30, 1927 - February 10, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Harry J Will Funeral Homes, Livonia, MI.
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Thomas S. Hardie

January 30, 1960 - February 9, 2017

Hardie, Thomas S. 1960-2017Dear son of Alex and Eleanor Hardie. Cherished brother of Heather (Sheldon) Grosvenor. Uncle of Austin and Alex Grosvenor. Nephew of Ruth (John) Holmstrom and Elizabeth Ellis. Also survived by many cousins. Thomas was a proud graduate of Central Michigan University and member of Sigma Chi. Visitation Wednesday February 15th from 12:00 pm until the time of eulogy at 2...
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Antoinette L. Nicolato

September 19, 1927 - February 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Harry J Will Funeral Homes, Livonia, MI.
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Arthur E. Younge

September 28, 1941 - February 7, 2017

YOUNGEArthur Ernest, age 75, passed away peacefully on February 7, 2017 with his family by his side. Beloved husband of Judy. Father of Sandra Tull, Darren Younge, and Sean Younge. Grandfather of 3. Cherished uncle and loving friend to many. Visitation will be Sunday and Monday, from 1-8pm at Harry J. Will Funeral Home 37000 Six Mile Rd in Livonia. Funeral will be held Tuesday, in state 10:00 am...
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Jerome James Gruchala

August 27, 1954 - February 5, 2017

Jerome "Jay" Gruchala passed away February 5th, 2017. Loving husband of Sharon. Beloved father of Kimberly (Keith) Robertson, Jason (Jennifer) Gruchala, and Ashley (Joseph) Rohde. Cherished grandfather of Kendall, Kyle, Kadyn, Joey, and the late Henry. Dear son-in-law of Rose and the late Henry Fleszar and brother-in-law of Danny (Patty) Fleszar. Jay graduated from Cody High School in Detroit,...
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John Johnston McClay

February 9, 1934 - February 5, 2017

John J. McClay passed away on February 5, 2017 at the age of 82. He was the loving husband of Elaine for 54 years. The loving father of the late Mark McClay. Dear brother of Priscilla (the late Thomas) Klos. Cherished uncle of Thomas, Aric, Karl, Dan, Rebecca, Nathan, Aaron, and Jeremy. John was a member of the Western Wayne Conservation Association.A Funeral Service will take place on...
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Ronald H. Sipperley

January 22, 1932 - February 4, 2017

Ronald H. Sipperley passed away on February 4, 2017 at the age of 85.Loving husband of Donna for 64 years. Father of Patricia A. (Michael) McEvilly, Ronald S. (Christine) and Steven C. (Cynthia). Grandfather of Jessica, Shannon, Colin, Courtney, Madison, Kirstin, and Kyle. Great-grandfather of Louis. Veteran of U.S.A.F. from February 1949 to October 1952. Member of the Detroit Fire Department...
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Doris N. Woodall

January 24, 1941 - February 4, 2017

Doris Natalina Woodall was born in Detroit, Michigan to Felix and Natalina Pagura. She was one of 3 children. Doris passed away suddenly in Livonia, Michigan on February 4. 2017 at the age of 76.Doris was the beloved wife of Sherman for 56 years. Loving mother of Tony (Valerie), Rick (Carie), and Angie. Dear grandmother of Camryn, Caraline, Caden and Kacie. Sister of Angelo (Erma) Pagura,...
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Eduardo G. Oca

October 21, 1938 - February 4, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Harry J Will Funeral Homes, Livonia, MI.
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James Bigelow

March 19, 1930 - February 4, 2017

James "Jim" Bigelow passed away February 4, 2017. Loving husband of Joyce. Beloved father of Karen (Scott) Parkinson, Keith (Barbara) Bigelow, and Kim (Dave) Barli. Dear grandfather of Sam, Ashley, Mandy, Mike, Christian, and Brooke. Jim was a graduate of the University of South Dakota. He was a veteran of the US Navy. Jim retired from Ford Motor Company where he worked as an Executive Payroll...
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Mary Ann Pauline Alcala

May 24, 1937 - February 4, 2017

Mary Ann Pauline Alcala passed away on February 4, 2017 at the age of 79.She was the cherished wife of Jesse for 61 years. Loving mother of Paul and Michael (Cathy). Proud grandma of Tim (Kristin), Michael and Hilary and great-grandma of Dalton, Olivia and Audrey. Beloved daughter of the late Paul and the late Josephine Cassar. Dear sister of the late Fred and the late Michael Cassar. Dearest...
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Fidell A. Cashero

October 4, 1922 - February 4, 2017

Fidell A. "Blackie" Cashero, a Proud WWII Army veteran and founder of Grunwell-Cashero Company, passed away February 4, 2017 at the age of 94.Her was the beloved husband of Maria and the late Quinita. Cherished father of the late Fidell Jr., the late Peter (Claudette), Scott (Laurel), the late Brian, Lisa (David) Mulligan, Nickie, Nicholas and Julionna. Loving grandfather of Fidell III,...
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Dolores Burke

June 26, 1932 - February 4, 2017

Dolores "Dee" Burke was born on June 26, 1932 in Highland Park, Michigan to the late Roy and Agnes Maess. She passed away on February 4, 2017 in Livonia, Michigan at the age of 84.Born and raised in Highland Park, Dolores worked a variety of jobs as a young lady. Upon meeting the love of her life, Larry Burke, she dedicated her life to caring for and raising her family. In 1959, Larry...
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Warren Grant Taylor

January 9, 1933 - February 1, 2017

Warren Taylor, age 84, February 1, 2017Warren was the quintessential family man, and a gentleman in every sense of the word. His life was centered on the care of his family. He often referred to himself as a "dinosaur." By this, he meant that he was out of touch with what he saw in the current culture as a focus on the individual. He preferred instead, to spend all his time with his wife and...
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Edward J. Turlo

September 16, 1921 - February 1, 2017

Turlo, Edward Joseph. Age 95Beloved husband of the late Bernadette. Loving father of Barbara (James) Gusfa, the late Jacqueline (Donald) Neff and Gerald (Kathy) Turlo. Cherished grandfather of 6. Great grandfather of 7. Dear brother of Jane Szelagowski and the late Helen Mendrygal. Visitation Saturday and Sunday 2-8 pm at Harry J. Will Funeral Home 37000 Six Mile Rd. in Livonia. Funeral Monday,...
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Wendell A. Peterson

November 11, 1940 - January 30, 2017

Wendell A. Peterson Age 76Beloved father of Sandra (Steve) DeMoss and Kathleen (Kevin) Kuron. Cherished grandfather of Matthew, Jacob, Adrienne, Nathan and Emily. Dear brother of Richard Peterson. Visitation Friday 4-8 pm and Saturday 10 am until the time of service at 12 pm at Harry J. Will Funeral Home 37000 Six Mile Rd. in Livonia with a luncheon to follow. Memorial contributions appreciated...
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Richard H. Schulke

January 4, 1939 - January 30, 2017

Richard H. Schulke Jr. passed away on January 30, 2017 at the age of 78. Richard was born on January 4, 1939 in St. Louis, MO to Rita and Richard Schulke Sr. He retired from the Ford Motor Company after 37 years of devoted service as an engineer. He was the loving husband of Zora Schulke for 52 years. The dear father of Rich III and Michael. The cherished brother-in-law of Betty Manning, James...
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Warren Vail Lapham

May 14, 1922 - January 29, 2017

Warren Vail Lapham of Farmington Hills died peacefully at home on January 29. He was 94.Warren was born and raised in Dixon, IL. In 1940 he graduated from Dixon High School and entered the Engineering School at Northwestern University. His studies were interrupted by World War II, during which he served as a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army Signal Corps attached to the Army Air Force as a radar...
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Christine Mae Baugher

July 12, 1926 - January 28, 2017

Christine Mae Baugher Age 90.Beloved wife of the late Donald. Loving mother of Gary, Gail (Dan) Sommerville, Glenn (Marsha), Greg (Shirley) and Geoff (Tina). Cherished grandmother of David, Lisa, Rebecca, Marc, Joshua, Kyle, Lansen, Ben, Bethany, Bryan, Brandon, Stephanie, Curtis and Michelle. Great grandmother of 14. Visitation Thursday 2-8 pm at Harry J. Will Funeral Home 37000 Six Mile Rd. in...
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Patricia Dolores Sokol

March 31, 1931 - January 28, 2017

Patricia Dolores Sokol passed away January 28, 2017 at the age of 85. Beloved wife of Francis. Loving mother of Jeffrey (Carolyn), John (Heather), and Helene (Don) Mowry. Dear grandmother of Gabriel, Kateri, Kyra, Emma, Noah, and Caleb. She will be deeply missed by her family, friends, and all who knew her. Visitation Thursday, February 2 from 4-8pm at Harry J. Will Funeral Home 37000 Six Mile...
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Robert Paul Morrison

July 11, 1929 - January 26, 2017

Robert Paul Morrison passed away January 26, 2017 at the age of 87. Loving husband of the late Patricia (nee Malloy). Beloved father of Sherry (Jim) DeMeulenaere, Brian (Brenda), Bill (Laura), and the late Joseph. Dear grandpa of Bob, Jack, Kate, Angela, Sabrina, and Ray. Robert is also survived by his brothers Al, Dave (Pat), Art, and Grant and by his sister-in-law Rita Dahmen. Visitation Friday...
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Joyce Madelyn Miller

November 18, 1929 - January 26, 2017

Joyce Madelyn Miller passed away on January 26, 2017 at the age of 87. She was the beloved wife of the late Gill for 59 years. The loving mother of Jim (Lynette) Miller, Lynn (Tom) Werner, Sharon (Pat) Day, Gary (Karen) Miller, Kris Moga, Katie Miller and Tom (Dawn) Miller. The cherished grandmother of James (Kristine), Jenelle (Brian), Sara (Bob), Laura (Eric), Eric, Lindsay (Steven), Peter,...
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Georgine Marie Gates

February 22, 1926 - January 24, 2017

Loving mother of Angel and Jacqueline. Cherished grandmother of Dawn, Michael, Annie and Jeremiah. Great grandmother of Paige, Noah, Devon, Grace and Lilly. Dear step grandmother of Adam and Christine. Beloved sister of Dolly. She will also be missed by her many nieces and nephews. Visitation Saturday 1-7 pm with a funeral service at 5 pm at Harry J. Will Funeral Home 37000 Six Mile Rd. in...
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Kathy Neville-Biondo

April 5, 1931 - January 21, 2017

Kathleen "Kathy" Biondo was born on April 5, 1931 in Detroit, Michigan. She was the youngest child of the late Ernest and Kathleen Neville. Kathy passed away on January 21, 2017 in Livonia, Michigan at the age of 85.Kathy was the loving mother of Kevin, Michael (Marissa), David and James (Jill). Proud grandmother of Ryan, Lindsey, Ashley, Mackenzie, Will and Claire. She is also survived by former...
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Travis D. Nixon

September 29, 1938 - January 21, 2017

Travis D. Nixon passed away January, 21, 2017 at the age of 78. Beloved husband of Patricia for over 54 years. Loving father of Jacqueline (Dennis) Rau and Jennifer Haman. Dear grandfather of Jack, Andrew, Marcus, and Chloe. Travis worked for Holcroft Corp. in Livonia for many years before eventually purchasing his own company, T.N. Woodward in Detroit. He was a long time member of Emmanuel...
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Marion Alberta Waraksa

July 15, 1924 - January 21, 2017

Marion Waraksa was born on July 15, 1924 in Detroit, Michigan. She was the second child of the late Joseph and Laura Hermann. Marion passed away on January 21, 2017 in Traverse City, Michigan at the age of 92.A kind, loving and generous woman, Marion dedicated her life to her family. She was always cooking or baking something delicious for her family to enjoy. Once her children got older she,...
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Robert Gerald Bagley

September 21, 1962 - January 21, 2017

Robert Gerald Bagley passed away January 21, 2017 at the age of 54. Beloved son of Margaret and the late Gerald. Dear brother of Paul, Carol, Dennis (Maria), Nancy, John, and Patricia (Guy) Murray. Cherished uncle of Don (Kelly), Ian, Eric, Kaitlin, Colin, and Nolan. Robert enjoyed rock music, drawing, and following the Detroit Tigers. A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, January 28 at 10am ...
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Robert Alexander MacKinnon

January 22, 1951 - January 19, 2017

Robert "Bob" MacKinnon was born on January 22, 1951 in Detroit, Michigan. He was the second child of the late Samuel and Sarah MacKinnon. Bob passed away on January 19, 2017 in Livonia, Michigan at the age of 65.Raised in Dearborn, Bob was a 1969 graduate of Fordson High School. Following high school he went on to work for 30 years at the Ford Motor Company, first at the Rouge Steel,...
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Paul G. Jones

May 18, 1937 - January 17, 2017

Paul G. Jones Age 79Beloved husband of Ruth for 59 years. Loving father of Kathleen (Jeffrey) Smith and Kevin (Sandra) Jones. Cherished grandfather of 5. Great grandfather of 11. Dear brother of Donald (Joyce) Jones. Predeceased by his son, Kenneth, his brother, Roy, and his sister, Marceline Ross. Visitation Friday 3-8 pm at Harry J. Will Funeral Home 37000 Six Mile Rd. in Livonia. Funeral...
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Jean Deming Murray

September 15, 1922 - January 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Harry J Will Funeral Homes, Livonia, MI.
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Roy E. McMahan

May 5, 1926 - January 14, 2017

Roy E. McMahan., age 90, passed away on January 14, 2017, in Northville. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 39 years, Dorothy. Dearest father of #1 Kathleen (Daniel) Mefford, #2 Carol (Don) Stottlemyer, #3 Judy McMahan, and #4 Janet (Brian) Rencsok. Cherished by 8 grandchildren: David, Kristin, Eric, Beth, Miranda, Emily, Amanda, and Lauren. Also cherished by 5 great-grandchildren:...
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Vilma Lorene Compher

November 3, 1923 - January 13, 2017

Age 93Beloved mother of Lorriane (Chuck) Schraeder and Debbie Kales. Loving grandmother of Chris (Brenda) Schraeder, Steve (Becky) Schraeder, Michelle Vasquez and Brian (Meredith) Schraeder. Great grandmother of Courtney Schraeder, Megan Vasquez, Tyler Vasquez, Laney Schraeder, Carly Schraeder and Wyatt Schraeder. Vilma will also be missed by her many nieces and nephews.
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Dennis Michael Haddad

June 21, 1942 - January 13, 2017

Dennis Michael Haddad, age 74, of Livonia, Michigan, passed away on January 13, 2017. Beloved husband of Jeanette for 49 wonderful years. Dearest father of Dina (Chad) Humes and Dennis Jr. (Jennifer) Haddad. Cherished grandfather of Ava, Nina, and fur puppy, Buster. Dearest brother-in-law of Robert Takakjy and god-son of Odette Dawood. Preceded in death by parents, George and Antoinette Haddad,...
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Lawrence Junior Studer

April 13, 1929 - January 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Harry J Will Funeral Homes, Livonia, MI.
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Eddie Easa Ghannam

September 26, 1936 - January 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Harry J Will Funeral Homes, Livonia, MI.
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Genevieve Jobin

June 23, 1926 - January 11, 2017

Genevieve "Jenny" Jobin passed away on January 11, 2017 at the age of 90. She was the loving wife of the late Roy Jobin for 50 years. The beloved mother of Jeanette (Joseph) Jackson, Marilyn (Mike) Southers, Ron (Cindy) Jobin, the late Joanne (Joseph) Gambaro, and James (Anne) Jobin. The cherished grandmother of Jordan (Brian), Jamie, Kelly, Erin, Amy, Rebecca (Corbin), Emily, Dylan, and...
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Edward David Hein

July 10, 1930 - January 10, 2017

Edward David, age 86, of Livonia, Michigan passed away on January 10, 2017. Beloved husband of Ruth for 58 wonderful years. Proudly served in the United States Army in combat in the Korean War. Loving father of Linda (Jeff) Hatt, Larry Hein, and Kurt (Kathy) Hein. Proud grandfather of Travis (Rachel), Savannah, Nathan, Nicholas, Delaney, Alyssa, and Addison. Visitation will be Sunday, January...
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Mary Bernice Rich

June 28, 1933 - January 10, 2017

Mary Bernice Rich was born on June 28, 1933 in Bad Axe, Michigan to Bernard and Marie Walsh. She passed away January 10, 2017 in Farmington Hills, Michigan at the age of 83. Mary was raised on the Walsh Farm near Port Austin, Michigan. She was predeceased by her siblings Allan, Donald, Richard, Joseph, George, and Rita.Mary is survived by her loving husband Robert. Beloved mother of Colleen ...
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William W. Kuschel

January 5, 1934 - January 9, 2017

William "Bill" W. Kuschel, age 83, of Livonia, Michigan passed away in Florida on January 9, 2017. He was born on January 5, 1934, in Detroit, Michigan to Walter and Gertrude Kuschel. Bill graduated from MacKenzie High School and remained active in alumni events and supported school fundraising through his later years. He was a cheerleader and ran track in high school. He attended Lawrence...
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David E. Murray

May 24, 1954 - January 8, 2017

David E. Murray passed away on January 8, 2017 at the age of 62. He was the loving brother of Michael Murray, Marjorie (Larry) Fabbri, and the late Donald Murray. Cherished uncle of Carrie, Lawrence, Stefanie, and Tiffany. He was the dear son of the late Michael and Marjorie Murray.Visitation will take place on Friday, January 13, 2017 from 3pm until 8pm at Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 Six...
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David Michael Nolta

February 20, 1929 - January 8, 2017

David Michael Nolta was born on February 20, 1929 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Cornelius V. and Virginia M. Nolta. He passed away on January 8, 2017 at the age of 87.David was the loving husband of Loretta. Cherished father of Laurie, David, Michael, Kathleen (Michael Garavito) and Juliet (John Mullaney). Proud grandfather of Jennifer (Michael) Harrigal, Tim Kroupa, Elizabeth and David...
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Cassandra E. Husby

December 27, 1982 - January 7, 2017

Cassandra "Cassie" Edie Husby (nee Zell), aged 34, passed away on January 7th, 2017.Cassie was born on December 27th, 1982 to the Reverend Edward and Janis Zell. She was baptized on January 9, 1983. Cassie was raised in Ann Arbor, MI (Go Blue!) and was graduated from Huron Valley Lutheran High School in 2001 and Washtenaw Community College in 2005. She married her high school sweetheart, Jeremy,...
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Rose Shearrer

May 13, 1939 - January 6, 2017

Rose Shearrer passed away peacefully January 6, 2017 at the age of 77. Loving wife of the late Donald Shearrer. Beloved mother of Debbie (Tim) Polk and Patty (Dennis) Sancho. Dear grandmother of Neil Bower, Marshall (Kristy) Mount, Paula (Kenny) Tamonis, and Nicholas Sancho. Great-grandmother of Wesley and Cooper. Private Memorial Services to be held. Rose will be laid to rest at Glen Eden...
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Rose Mary Theisen

December 16, 1933 - January 6, 2017

Rose Mary Theisen was born on December 16, 1933 in Dearborn, Michigan. She was the third child of the late John and Mary Hill. She passed away peacefully on January 6, 2017 with her family by her side.While in the fourth grade Rose became friends with a young boy named Edward Theisen. Little did she know, Edward would later become the love of her life, with whom she would share over 64 years of...
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Carol M. Hellman

December 9, 1934 - January 6, 2017

Carol Madeline (Nowak) Hellman age 82, of Livonia, Michigan passed away on January 6, 2017, in Livonia. She was born on December 9, 1934, in Detroit, Michigan, to the late Leo and Bernice Nowak (Smith). Beloved wife of Lewis for 59 wonderful years. Loving mother of Scott (Chris) Hellman, Laura (Dave) Winkler, and Kristin Hellman. Dearest grandmother of Paul Winkler, Eric (Breanna) Winkler,...
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Mary Ann Finley

December 24, 1933 - January 6, 2017

Mary Ann Finley was born on December 24, 1933 in Detroit, Michigan. She was the second child of the late Anthony and Rose Herman. Mary Ann passed away on January 6, 2016 in Livonia, Michigan at the age of 83.Mary Ann was the cherished wife of James for over 62 years. Loving mother of Kathleen Milligan, Audrey (Gary) Bruhn and Pamela (Mike) Neville. Proud grandma of Denny (Jen) Milligan, Shannon ...
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Donald C. Cartwright

July 11, 1941 - January 5, 2017

Donald Carl Cartwright, born 11 Jul 1941 in Chicago, IL and died 5 Jan 2017 in Dearborn, MI. He was the son of Arthur Cartwright and Margaret Cederlund. His mother was born in Chicago, IL, both her parents were born in Sweden. His paternal grandfather was born in Olmstead Co, MN both his parents were born in Wiltshire, England. His paternal grandmother was born in Olso, Norway. He was the...
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Jack A. Lahr

April 23, 1926 - January 5, 2017

Jack A. Lahr passed away on January 5, 2017 at the age of 90. Jack is survived by his daughter Linda Ellsworth; Grandchildren Crystal Lahr, Matthew (Rea) Lahr, and Douglas McCann; Great-grandchildren Nicholas, Amalia, Matthew II, and Ariel. A Memorial Service will take place on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 12pm in the chapel at Cadillac Memorial Gardens East, 38425 Garfield Road in Clinton...
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Ruth Ann Plant

July 20, 1938 - January 4, 2017

Ruth Ann Plant was born on July 20, 1938 in Detroit, Michigan. She was the oldest child of the late Anthony and Ann Pavelites. Ruth passed away on January 4, 2017 in Livonia, Michigan at the age of 78.Ruth Ann was the cherished wife of the late Donald. Loving mother of Alan, Michael (Annette) and Karen (Paul) Salisbury. Proud grandmother of Alex (Lauren), Evan, Colin (Katelyn), Lauren and Joseph...
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Mary Cleck

March 8, 1931 - December 31, 2016

Mary "Marie" Cleck passed away December 31, 2016 at the age of 85. Beloved wife of Andrew for over 60 years. Loving mother of Suzanne (Moe Haley) Cleck and David (Janet Rolph) Cleck. Dear grandmother of April (Chris) Murray, Melissa (Tank Davis) Cleck, and Shannon Cleck. Loving great-grandmother of Cass, Easton, Jayden, and London. Marie was a true fan of the Detroit Tigers. She loved to dance,...
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Patricia Jean Teachman

May 29, 1946 - December 29, 2016

Patricia Jean Teachman was born on May 29, 1946 in Birmingham, Michigan to the late Constant and Helen Kaczmarek. She passed away on December 29, 2016 at the age of 70.Patricia was the cherished wife of Michael for 49 years. Loving mother of Timothy (Claudia) Teachman, Melissa (Brandon) Dawe and Jeremy (Masha) Teachman. Proud grandmother of Titan, Merica, Brandon, Emilia, Anderson, Mason and...
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Patricia Ann Mikkelsen

September 11, 1929 - December 29, 2016

Mikkelsen, Patricia Ann passed away at the age of 87 on December 29, 2016. Beloved wife of 65 years to William. Loving mother of Nancy Ann, who preceded her in death, Karen (Tom) Krcmarik, Mary Pat (Ron) Edwards, Judy (Norm) Hamady, Susan (Jim) Andres, Bill (Marianne) Mikkelsen, Margaret (Dave) Moose, Elizabeth (Bob) Schulz and John (Katherine) Mikkelsen. Grandmother of 24, (12 boys and 12 girls)...
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Dora Mae Winters

August 21, 1925 - December 28, 2016

Dora Mae Winters passed away December 28, 2016 at the age of 91. Loving wife of the late William John Jr. Beloved mother of Shelley Winters, Tamara (Terry Frith) Winters, Wendy (Allen) McCrorey, William (Susan) Winters, and Jason (Julie) Winters. Dear grandmother of Jackie (Tyler) Carmicheal, Amanda (Eric) Levine, Christine McCrorey, Lindsey Winters, Rachel Winters, William Winters IV, Natalie...
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Billie Gail Barkman

November 19, 1946 - December 26, 2016

Billie Gail Barkman, age 70, of Livonia, Michigan passed away on December 26, 2016 in Livonia. She was born on November 19, 1946 in Waynesville, Missouri, to mother Alene and late father Lynn Davenport. Beloved wife of Frank for 27 wonderful years. Loving mother of Meghan Maze (Jeff Conway), Colleen (Rob) Schepis, Erin (Dan) Foltz, Patrick Curran, Louis (Stephanie) Barkman, Trisha (Josh) Koury,...
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Ruth E. Walker

April 30, 1922 - December 23, 2016

Ruth E. Walker, passed away on December 23, 2016 at the age of 94. She was the loving wife of the late Norris for 53 years. Beloved mother of Steven (Carol), G. Alan, and Kenneth. Cherished grandmother of Nathan and Kelly. Dear sister of the late Helen Jordan and Arthur Strom. Ruth lived a wonderful life. Visitation will take place on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 from 4 to 8pm at Harry J....
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Frances Fontana Recinella

March 21, 1924 - December 23, 2016

Frances "Fran" Fontana Recinella was born on March 21, 1924 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Mariano and Maria Maniscalchi. She passed away on December 23, 2016 at the age of 92.To help support her family Fran worked in purchasing at St. Mary Mercy Hospital in Livonia. In her free time she loved to stay active. Although she played golf, her favorite sport to partake in was bowling. For...
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Doris Mae Gootee

April 16, 1936 - December 19, 2016

Doris Mae Gootee, age 80, of White Lake Township, Michigan passed away on December 19, 2016 in Commerce Township, Michigan. She was born on April 16, 1936 in Detroit, Michigan, to the late Alfred and Elsie Geisler. Preceded in death by her beloved husband, Robert Joseph Gootee. Loving mother of Bradford Gootee, Deborah (Richard) Bartnicki, Robert Joseph Jr. (Darlene) Gootee, Rebecca (Michael)...
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Edwin J. Elkhill

May 6, 1933 - December 19, 2016

Edwin J. Elkhill passed away December 19, 2016. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 1pm at the Detroit Finnish Cooperative Summer Camp Association- where Edwin was a life-long member. The Camp is located at 2524 Loon Lake Road in Wixom, MI 48393.
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Sam J. Mannino

September 5, 1918 - December 18, 2016

Sam J. Mannino, passed away in Las Vegas, Nevada at the age of 98. Sam is the beloved husband of the late Virginia Mannino. He is the loving father of Phillip (Denise) Mannino and Joe (Ellen) Mannino. Sam is the proud grandfather of 6 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and 1 great great-grandchild. Family Will Receive Friends on Tuesday December 27, 2016, from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm, at Harry J....
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Cheryl Lynn Spence

June 10, 1947 - December 18, 2016

Cheryl Lynn Spence was born on June 10, 1947 in Highland Park, Michigan to the late William Charles Irvin and Pluma Marjorie Melville. She passed away on December 18, 2016 at the age of 69.Cheryl was the loving wife of John Spence, who she married on December 31, 2003. She was the cherished mother of Greg (Brooke) Schemers and Lesli (Tim) Winters. Proud grandma of Anna, Finn, Brayden and Stella....
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Gene J. Carrier

October 28, 1935 - December 17, 2016

Gene J. Carrier passed away December 17, 2016. Beloved husband of Geraldine. Loving father of Brian (Kathleen), John, Jeff (Caroline), and Kenneth. Dear grandfather of Kristi, Sean, Olivia, and Ethan. Cherished brother of James (Cheryl) and Jerome (Janice). Brother in law of the late Ronald (Patricia) Walczak. Gene worked at Ford Motor Company for 30 years. He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Air...
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Ralph J. Schwalm

September 22, 1933 - December 17, 2016

Ralph "Jim" Schwalm, age 83, after a long battle with cancer, passed away peacefully with his wife and children by his side. Ralph was born on September 22, 1933 to Ralph O. and Stella (Gorak) Schwalm. He was the loving husband of 57 years to Theresa A. whom he married on May 30, 1959 at St. Norbert Church in Inkster, Michigan. Devoted father to James, Theresa (Steve), Colleen (Tom), Mary ...
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Margarete P. Bunting

February 16, 1932 - December 17, 2016

Margarete P. Bunting passed away on December 17, 2016 at the age of 84. She was the loving wife of the late John for 30 years. The beloved mother of Michael (Gloria) Bunting and David (Linda) Bunting. The cherished grandmother of Christopher (Sarah), Katrina, Jon (Jessica), the late Zachary, Ethan, and Lukas. The dear great grandmother of Kaleb, Kayden and Kolton. The caring sister of Herbert ...
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Betty Ann Bremer

March 21, 1941 - December 16, 2016

Betty Bremer, age 75, of Livonia, Michigan passed away on December 16, 2016 in Livonia, with her beloved husband of 53 years, Ross, by her side. She was born on March 21, 1941 in Traverse City, Michigan, to the late Gustuf and Hazel (Clark) Hoch. She graduated from Traverse City Central High School in 1959. She attended Northwestern Michigan Community College in 1963. on October 5, 1963 She...
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Edward Joseph Sawecki

March 9, 1925 - December 16, 2016

Edward J. Sawecki went home to his everlasting Father on December 16, 2016 at the age of 91. He was the loving husband of Helen for 57 years. The beloved father of Rosemary (Mike) Gillet, Andrea (David) Fuerstenau, Karen Sawecki, David Sawecki, and Michael Sawecki. The cherished grandfather of Julia, Jacob, Kyle, Nicholas, and Madeline. The dear brother of Virginia Bencala. The caring uncle...
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Edith Klemm

January 10, 1924 - December 16, 2016

Edith Redetzki Klemm was born in the German province of East Prussia. Upon completing school she studied bookkeeping, which she loved. She loved her job and her life in the city. There were train trips to go shopping for the latest fashions, attend the theater, and lots of good times with friends. It was during the World War II she met and married her husband Fritz, a German soldier. Her...
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Richard H. Gates

October 24, 1930 - December 16, 2016

Richard H Gates., age 86, of Livonia, Michigan passed away on December 16, 2016 in Livonia. He was born on October 24, 1930 in Waterloo, Iowa, to the late Floyd and Irene Gates. Married for 48 wonderful years, he was also preceded in death by his beloved wife, Ellen. Loving father of Robert Gates, Diane (Hans) Mills, and Carol (Mark) Wulfers. Loving grandfather of Adam, Michael, David, Kiara,...
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Marilyn Wickert

January 15, 1938 - December 14, 2016

Marilyn Sherman Timco Wickert passed away on December 14 at the age of 78. Beloved wife of Thomas and the late Dale. Loving mother of John and Jill (Jeff). Dearest grandmother of Elyse and Mia. Dear sister of Gail (Jim) and the late Howard (Judy). She also leaves behind 5 step-children and 9 step-grandchildren. Visitation is Sunday, December 18th from 2-5pm and from 6-8pm at Harry J. Will...
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Jonathon P. Bernardi

July 19, 1983 - December 14, 2016

Jonathon P. Bernardi, passed away on December 14, 2016, in Livonia, Michigan at the age of 33. Jonathon is the beloved husband of Jenna L. Bernardi of 4 years. He is the loving father of Olivia Bernardi and Baby Girl Bernardi on the way. Jonathon is the cherished son of John and Ann Marie Bernardi. He is the Son In Law to Britt and Debbie Nolan and Paul Early. Jonathon was preceded in death by...
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Eileen E. Hoisington

February 9, 1926 - December 11, 2016

Eileen Evelyn Hoisington nee Herlich was born on February 9, 1926 in Detroit, Michigan. She passed away on December 11, 2016 in Franklin, Tennessee at the age of 90.Eileen was preceded in death by her cherished husband of 56 years Albert Hoisington and grandson Michael Cole. She is survived by her loving children William (Barbara) Hoisington, Gerald (Lisa Plumb) Hoisington, Gail (Kenneth)...
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Elizabeth J. Mills

February 7, 1936 - December 11, 2016

Mills, Elizabeth J. Age 80Beloved wife of the late Charles. Loving mother of Hans (Diane), Heidi, Peter (Julie) and Stephen (Katriina). Dearest grandmother of Adam, Michael, David, Helena, Zacharias, Kristina, April, Audrey, Nicolas and Kendra. Dear sister of Patricia. Visitation Thursday 6-8 pm and Friday 4-9 pm at Harry J. Will Funeral Home 37000 Six Mile Rd. in Livonia. Funeral Saturday, in...
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Stephen A. MacDonald

May 31, 1933 - December 9, 2016

Stephen A. MacDonald was born May 31, 1933 in Antigonish, Nova Scotia to John and Mary MacDonald. He passed away December 9, 2016 at the age of 83. Stephen grew up in a large family with 13 siblings. He moved to Sarnia, Ontario and worked for CN Railroad. In 1963, he transferred to Detroit. He was hired at Ford Motor Company Truck Plant in 1966 and retired in 1998. Stephen was the loving husband...
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Dale Arthur Betz

April 19, 1945 - December 8, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Harry J Will Funeral Homes, Livonia, MI.
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Marie Sue Ciavattone

November 6, 1940 - December 1, 2016

Marie Sue Ciavattone passed away on December 1, 2016 at the age of 76. Marie was the loving wife of Bruno for 52 years. The beloved mother of David, Christopher, Mark, and Lisa Ciavattone. The dear sister of Jean Lacca, the late Peter Mastantuono, and Jack Mastantuono. She will be dearly missed by many cousins, nieces and nephews. Visitation will take place on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 from...
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Raymond Palarchio

May 5, 1932 - December 1, 2016

Palarchio, Raymond Age 84Husband of the late Anita. Dear fiancé of Stina Nappo. Beloved father of Bruce (Anita) Palarchio. Cherished grandfather of Jessica. Dearest brother of Rose (Don) Laramie, Mary (Pat) Skarnulis, Leroy (Peggy) Palarchio, the late Richard and Roger Palarchio. Will also be missed by his nieces and nephews. Visitation Sunday 1-8 pm and Monday 9 am until the time of...
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Luella M. Thiede

November 21, 1924 - November 29, 2016

Thiede, Luella M. Age 92Beloved wife of the late Fred Thiede. Loving mother of Kathy (Charlie) Spoering, Sandy (Donald) Simms and Nancy (Richard) Stewart. Dearest grandmother of Jen, Shannon, Matt, Kyle, Erin, Amy, Katie and Leah. Great grandmother of Nolan and Mackenzie. Dear friend of Dorothy and Vera. Visitation Friday 1-9 pm at Harry J. Will Funeral Home 37000 Six Mile Rd. in Livonia....
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Edward Paladin

January 22, 1921 - November 26, 2016

Funeral Service Wednesday, November 30 at 11am, with visitation beginning at 10am, at Harry J. Will Funeral Home 37000 Six Mile Road in Livonia. Edward will be laid to rest at Glen Eden Memorial Park in Livonia.
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A. Kenneth Bruenger

April 28, 1929 - November 25, 2016

A. Kenneth Bruenger was the loving husband of Angie. Dear father of John (Patsy) and James (Allison). Proud grandfather of Peter. Dedicated and faithful church musician and teacher.His life will be celebrated with a Funeral Service Thursday December 1, 2016 at 11 am, with in state 9 am, at Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church, 14175 Farmington Rd. (south of Five Mile Rd) in Livonia. Ken will be...
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Mary Ann Perkins

October 17, 1930 - November 25, 2016

Mary Ann Perkins passed away November 25, 2016 at the age of 86. Loving wife of the late Roy. Beloved mother of Linda (Rob) Percha, Gail (Don) Esler, Rick (Cheryl) Perkins, Russ (Lynn) Perkins, Dave (Laura) Perkins. Proud grandmother of Beth Percha, Steve Percha, Alyssa Perkins, Alexis Perkins, Ryan Perkins, Cody Perkins, Miranda Perkins, and David Perkins. Cherished sister of Jim Dummer, Barb...
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Mark Richard Wherrett

October 16, 1962 - November 22, 2016

Wherrett, Mark Richard Age 54 November 22, 2016Beloved husband of Theresa for 27 years. Loving father of Megan (Cole) and Connor. Dearest son of Nicki (the late Rod) Shangle. Cherished brother of Lisa (Dan) Croze, Lori (Nick) Saros, Michael (Jessica) Wherrett and step brother Marc (Nita Marks) Shangle. Mark will also be missed by his many nieces, nephews, family members and friends. Visitation...
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Daniel Kevin Courtney

July 23, 1965 - November 20, 2016

Daniel Kevin Courtney passed away November 20, 2016 at the age of 51. Beloved husband of Candace. Loving father of Mandi, Daniel T. (Emily), Stephen (Minnie), and Jacob. Dear son of Daniel Lee and the late Wilma. Proud grandfather of Anna, Daniel N., and Titus. Brother of Sandy (Dude) Lamb, Connie Betz, Cheryl (Don) Anderson, Harold (Holly), the late Darrell, and the late Debbie. Daniel was a...
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Mary Geuder

June 12, 1932 - November 19, 2016

Mary Lorainne Geuder , age 84, passed away on November 19, 2016 in Livonia, Michigan. She was born on June 12, 1932 in Detroit, Michigan. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert Michael Geuder for 26 wonderful years. The loving mother of the late Mary Kathleen Geuder, Barbara Jane Zavislak, and Michael Robert Geuder. The loving grandmother of Laura Elizabeth and Matthew Robert. The dear...
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Carole Ann Mellberg

March 13, 1939 - November 17, 2016

Carole Ann Mellberg was born on March 13, 1939 in Menominee, Michigan. She was the oldest child of the late Walter and Anne Mellberg. Carole passed away on November 17, 2016 in Southfield, Michigan at the age of 77.Carole attended Northern Michigan University in Marquette, Michigan and Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan earning her Bachelor's Degree. She went on to work within the...
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Margaret Ann Mollon

July 14, 1928 - November 17, 2016

Margaret Mollon of Novi was born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, on July 14, 1928, to Ernest and Mary Shawcross. She passed away on November 17, 2016, surrounded by family. She grew up in a Detroit neighborhood near the State Fair Grounds. At a young age, Marge met the love of her life Leslie Mollon who lived a few streets over. She worked as an executive secretary at Detroit Edison before...
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David McMurrich Bone

January 8, 1926 - November 16, 2016

David Bone, age 90, passed away on November 16, 2016, in Livonia, Michigan. Beloved husband of 64 years to the late Mary Lou. Preceded in death by parents David and Susan Bone. Cherished father of Douglas Bone and Janet (Bill) Bruno. Dearest grandfather of David (D.J.), Nicole (Kopp) Bruno, and Kathryn Bruno. Preceded in death by siblings Margaret Cameron (Bone) Frame, Janet Mitchell McLain (Bone...
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Monica Krawczyk

May 4, 1934 - November 16, 2016

Monica Krawczyk was born on May 4, 1934 to the late Joseph and Catherine Kalinowski. She passed away on November 16, 2016 at the age of 82.Monica was a beloved employee of General RV for over 35 years. Cherished wife of the late Frank. Dear mother of Frank (Patty), James (Camille), Thomas (Paula), Linda (Randy) Clark and Gary (Chris). Also survived by many loving grandchildren and great...
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Mary Graham Johnson

March 20, 1927 - November 15, 2016

Mary Graham Johnson was born in Detroit, Michigan on March 20, 1927 to Hugh and Margaret Miller. She passed away in her Cape Coral, Florida home on November 15, 2016 at the age of 89. A beloved wife and mother, she will be missed by all who knew her. A committal service will be held at Parkveiw Memorial Cemetery at 11:00am on Friday, December 2, 2016. Arrangements under the direction of Harry...
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Mike Bsharah

February 1, 1927 - November 13, 2016

MIKE JR. of Redford Township, Michigan, and formerly of Charleston, West Virginia died, Sunday, November 13, 2016, after an extended battle with Lewy Body Dementia, at the age of 89. He was one of nine children of Mike and Mary Bsharah of Charleston. Mike graduated from Charleston High School in 1945 and attended the West Virginia Institute of Technology where he graduated with a Bachelor's...
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