Our Obituaries

Sara M. Copi

December 17, 1942 - April 19, 2017

Sara Marie Copi (Durliat) passed peacefully on April 19, 2017 at her home in Livonia, Michigan, a community that she called home for over 40 years. She was born on December 17, 1942 in Bowling Green, Ohio to Floyd and Hilda (Foos) Durliat and spent most of her childhood on the family farm in Custar, Ohio. She participated in countless county and state fairs through 4-H as a child and teenager,...
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William Stamelos

November 5, 1928 - April 16, 2017

Stamelos, William Age 88Beloved husband of the late Electra. Loving brother of Stella Halaris and Anthy Angelos. He will also be missed by his many nieces, nephews, cousins, Godchildren and friends. Bill and his wife shared a passion for travel and art. Visitation Wednesday 3-8 pm with a prayer service at 7 pm at Harry J. Will Funeral Home 37000 Six Mile Rd. in Livonia. Funeral service Thursday...
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Bahieh Mashni

November 27, 1927 - April 15, 2017

Bahieh Mashni age 89 of Livonia, Michigan died April 15, 2017. She was born on November 27, 1927, in Ramallah, Palestine to the proud parents of the late Odeh and Farha Mashni. She married the late Mousa Mashni on May 12, 1945, and together they raised seven children in Ramallah, Palestine. Bahieh is survived by her six loving children: Doris (Isa) Mufarreh, Salwa Mufarreh, Munir (Janette)...
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Robbie Lee Fennell

March 17, 1937 - April 10, 2017

Robbie Lee Fennell née Dixon was born in Detroit, Michigan on March 17, 1937. The first born of Robert Lewis and Iola Lewis. She was one of four children.Robbie joined Greater King Solomon Baptist Church and was baptized by Rev. R. L. Bradley at the age of seven years old. She loved God, serving him in deeds of service anyway she could. She later joined The Russell Street Baptist Church in...
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Norman E. Richards

August 11, 1931 - April 9, 2017

Norman E. Richards, age 85, April 9, 2017, of Livonia. Loving husband of the late Cecilia (Sally). Predeceased by parents E. Donald Richards and Erma Hitchcock Richards and brother Donald T. Richards. Survived by brother Royce (Katherine) Richards, sister-in-law Genevieve Litogot and many loving nieces and nephews. Retired from Don Cartage Company. Special thanks to Lenny Szpara and his family...
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Ronald J. Batog

December 26, 1944 - April 9, 2017

Ronald John Batog was born on December 26, 1944 in Detroit, Michigan. He was the only child of the late John and Sylvia Batog. Ronald passed away on April 9, 2017 in Livonia, Michigan at the age of 72.Raised in Metro Detroit, Mr. Batog gradated from Fordson High School in Dearborn and settled in Livonia to raise his family. He worked at Detroit Arsenal (Tacom) for over 25 years before retiring in...
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Donald F. Neff

January 9, 1947 - April 8, 2017

Beloved husband of the late Jacqueline. Loving brother and uncle. Visitation Tuesday 3-8 pm at Harry J. Will Funeral Home 37000 Six Mile Rd. in Livonia. Funeral service Wednesday 10 am at the funeral home. Entombment Oakland Hills Cemetery in Novi.
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Suzanne K. Cachat

April 3, 1962 - April 7, 2017

Suzanne K. Cachat died peacefully surrounded by her family on April 7, 2017. Beloved wife of Chris for 28 years. Loving mother of Lauren and Madeleine. Dear sister of Marc (Linda) Fitch, Kevin (Keri) Fitch, and Eric (Ann) Fitch. Suzanne is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents Thomas and Agnes.Suzanne received both a...
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Virginia Marie Wojay

October 27, 1921 - April 7, 2017

Virginia Marie Wojay passed away on April 7, 2017 at the age of 95. She was the loving wife of the late Victor for 64 years. The beloved mother of Craig (Julianne) Wojay and Doug (Catherine) Wojay. The cherished grandmother of Matthew, Paul, and Chris. The dear sister of Barbara (Joe) Furmanski, Norbert (Irene) Romej, the late Angeline (John) Sykes and the late Bernard (Jane) Romej. Visitation...
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Dan W. Prevost

June 12, 1951 - April 6, 2017

Dan William Prevost, age 65, passed away on April 6, 2017 in Livonia, Michigan. Born in Ypsilanti to the late William and Lorraine Prevost. Beloved husband of 46 wonderful years to Carol (Robertson). Loving brother of Bruce Prevost. A memorial service will be Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at 11 am with a visitation beginning at 10 am, at St. Timothy Presbyterian Church, 16700 Newburgh Rd, Livonia,...
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James Thomas

July 26, 1929 - April 5, 2017

James William Thomas "Bill"Beloved husband of the late Millie Thomas. Loving father of the late Gordon Craig Thomas and Carol Lynn Thomas. Dear father in law of Dianna Thomas. Cherished grandfather of Kevin and Brandon Thomas. Dear sister of Linda (Rich) Deganhardt. Brother in law of Joe New. Bill will also be missed by his nieces, nephews and friends.Memorial Service Saturday April 22,...
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Gerald F. Johnson

August 11, 1946 - April 3, 2017

Gerald F. Johnson, age 70, passed away on April 3, 2017, in Livonia. Loving father of Sean and Jason Johnson. Cherished grandfather of Haven. Preceded by his parents, Edmund and Laurine, and also his brother, Richard. Visitation will be held on Friday, April 7, 2017 from 2:00 - 8:00 pm, at Harry J. Will Funeral Home 37000 Six Mile Rd, Livonia, Michigan. Funeral service will be at the funeral home...
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Virginia Barbara Leppek

September 12, 1933 - April 3, 2017

Virginia "Ginny" Leppek passed away on April 3, 2017 at the age of 83. She was born in Ubly, Michigan to John and Anna Leppek. Ginny is the dear sister of Lambert (Krystyna) Leppek.A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 12:00 pm at Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 Six Mile Road in Livonia. Friends may visit the funeral home on Thursday beginning at 10:00 am...
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Louise Margareta Schroeder

January 7, 1929 - April 2, 2017

Louise M. Schroeder passed away on April 2, 2017 at the age of 88. She was the loving wife of the late Robert for 42 years. She was the beloved mother of Herb (Laurie) Schroeder and Pamela (Darryl) Wood. The cherished grandmother of Kirsten Wood, Brad (Amber) Schroeder, and Amy (John) Michalek. She was the dear great grandmother of Jeremy, Dylan and Jacob.Visitation will take place on...
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Marie Wlosinski

July 4, 1933 - April 1, 2017

Marie Ann Wlosinski was born on July 4, 1933 in Detroit, Michigan. She was the youngest daughter of the late Stanley and Anna Krolczyk. Marie passed away on April 1, 2017 in Livonia, Michigan at the age of 83.Marie was a kind, compassionate and smart woman. She dedicated her life to serving others as a RN. After a long and fulfilling career she retired from Providence Hospital in Southfield to...
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Edward L. Baugh

August 21, 1932 - March 29, 2017

Edward L Baugh was born on August 21, 1932 in Newburg, Indiana to the late Leslie and Elaine Baugh. He passed away on March 29, 2017 in Livonia, Michigan at the age of 84.Edward was the loving husband of Louise. Cherished father of Kathleen (Carl) Andrus and step-father of Nancy (Roland) McKendrick, Lisa (Mike) Kirk, the late Laura (Eric) Thuma, Margaret (David Masko) Attridge, Julie (Ron) Hintz,...
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Salvatore S. Scopone

August 11, 1933 - March 28, 2017

Salvatore Santino Scopone was born in Ari, Italy on August 11, 1933 to Nicola and Genoveffa Scopone. He was the oldest of 4 children. Salvatore passed away peacefully with his wife, children, brothers, sister, sister in law, and brother in law by his side, on March 28, 2017 in Naples, Florida at the age of 83. He was the beloved husband of Carolyn Binder-Scopone for 32 years. Loving father of...
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Cheryl Anne Bradley

March 10, 1945 - March 28, 2017

Cheryl Anne Bradley passed away March 28, 2017. Loving wife of the late John Bradley. Beloved mother of Scott (Suzanne) Edwards, Patricia (Jeral) Carr, and Gordon (Melanie) Edwards. Dear grandmother of Wade Carr, Greg (Leah) Edwards, Tiffani Carr, Kristen Edwards, Emily Edwards, Kara Edwards, and Robert Edwards. Cheryl was 1 of 14 children in her family and is also survived by many loving...
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John Louis Brantigan

October 8, 1931 - March 27, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Harry J Will Funeral Homes, Livonia, MI.
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Evelyn Kay Casey

November 19, 1943 - March 27, 2017

Kay Casey Age 73Beloved wife of Pat. Loving mother of Timothy, Brian, Daniel, Kathleen, Bridgid and Patrick. Cherished grandmother of Kiley, Emily, Allison, Jack, Molly, Luka, Lily and Darby. Visitation Wednesday 4-9 pm with an evening rosary at Harry J. Will Funeral Home 37000 Six Mile Rd. in Livonia. Funeral Thursday, in state 9:30 am until the time of Mass at 10:00 am at St. Colette Catholic...
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Sandra K. Olson

April 15, 1947 - March 26, 2017

Sandra K. Olson passed away on March 26, 2017 at the age of 69. She was the beloved mother of Michelle (the late Michael) Moran, Jennifer (Steven) George, and Chris (Suzanne) Olson. The cherished grandmother of Nicole (Bryson) Crawford, Andrew (Christina Karr) Moran, Lindsey George, Dillon George, the late Colin Olson and the late Kylie Olson and great grandmother of Audrey Truxell, Luke Karr,...
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Robert E. Nilson

February 21, 1929 - March 25, 2017

Robert Earl Nilson, age 88, of Livonia, Michigan passed away suddenly on March 25, 2017. Married for 62 wonderful years, he was preceded by his beloved wife, Marie, whom he cared for when she became ill. Loving mother of Christina Keating, David Nilson, and Nancy (Richard) Allen. Also survived by 4 cherished grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. He loved fishing, playing bridge, and flying his...
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Gwendolyn Pauline Tuomi

October 26, 1930 - March 25, 2017

Gwendolyn Pauline Tuomi, born October 26, 1930 was called Home March 25, 2017. She was the beloved wife for 61 years to the late Dennis. She was the loving mother of Brenda (Mark) Litka, Bruce (Barb) Tuomi, Pauline Tuomi, Debbie Mosher, Neil (Jenni) Tuomi, Patrice (Martin) Kemp, Ruth (Mike) Bruton, Linda (Dean) Reinke, and Thomas (Darlene) Tuomi. Dear sister to Mary Ann Kahn, June Hanson, and...
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Stella Rose Grima

September 25, 1931 - March 24, 2017

Stella Grima was born on September 25, 1931 in Detroit, MI to the late Raphael Bonnici and Mary Aquilina. She passed away on March 24, 2017 in Livonia, Michigan with her family by her side. Stella spent the majority of her years focusing on raising 5 children and getting them prepared for life through 12 years of school and guiding all 5 successfully through college. As her children grew, she...
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Pierre Jules Zaranek "Pedro "Papa"

September 26, 1945 - March 22, 2017

Pierre Jules Zaranek was born on September 26, 1945 to the late Casey and Juliette Zaranek. He was the oldest of 5 children, raised in the family home in Grosse Pointe Woods. Pierre passed away after a short but fierce 10 week battle with Pancreatic cancer on March 22, 2017. He was known as "Pete" to his friends, "Pierre" or "Pedro" to his family and "Papa"...
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Frances Jean O'Connor

March 23, 1932 - March 22, 2017

O'Connor Frances Jean Age 84Beloved wife of the late Donald. Loving mother of Donna, Steven, Darlene (Ray) Bomya, Christine (David) Chevalier and Colleen (Randy) Bigelow. Dearest grandmother of Marcy, Sarah, Amanda, Darryl, Rachel, Ryan, Connor, Mackenzie, Madison, Megan, Hannah, Noah and the late Rileigh. Cherished sister of Dorothy (Carl) Manoogian and the late Frank (Carol) Shaltz. Visitation...
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Thomas Michael Quinn

October 5, 1931 - March 21, 2017

THOMAS MICHAEL QUINN 85, of Livonia, Michigan, passed away to be with our Lord on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 in Venice, Florida. Tom was born October 5, 1931 in Detroit, Michigan to Con and Lil Quinn. Early in life he served in the US Navy and on November 15, 1952 he married the love of his life, Patricia Murphy. Tom was employed at John E. Green for 35 years and was a proud member of...
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Richard Grima

December 3, 1925 - March 21, 2017

Richard Grima passed away March 21, 2017 at the age of 91. Loving husband of the late Virginia. Beloved father of Gordon (Deana), Douglas (Shirley), Dennis (Vickie), Richard (Karen), and Sheila (Ron) Tanner. Dear grandfather of 7 and great-grandfather of 6. Loving brother of Lorriane, Connie, and the late Dolores. Visitation Thursday, March 23 from 3-8pm at Harry J. Will Funeral Home 37000 Six...
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Roger Leo Lavoie

February 6, 1940 - March 20, 2017

Roger Leo Lavoie, 77, passed away peacefully on Monday night March 20, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. Roger was born February 6, 1940 to Leo and Jeannette Lavoie of Lawrence, Massachusetts. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, June C. Lavoie (DiTommaso); children, Nanine Cvengros and her husband Steve, Kristen Lavoie, Daniel Lavoie and his wife Emma; grandchildren Madison Cvengros, and...
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Giovanni Piasentin

April 4, 1938 - March 20, 2017

Giovanni "John" Piasentin passed away March 20, 2017. Loving husband of Julia. Beloved father of Gerard (Wendy) and John (Julianne). Dear grandfather of Rebecca, Maria, Jack, and Joel. Visitation Thursday, March 23 from 4-8pm, with a Rosary at 7pm, at Harry J. Will Funeral Home 37000 Six Mile Road in Livonia. Funeral Mass Friday, March 24 at 11am (in state at 10:30am) at St. Gerald Catholic...
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Sylvia E. Lewis

January 14, 1917 - March 19, 2017

Sylvia E. Lewis, age 100, of Livonia, Michigan, went home to the Lord on March 19, 2017. Beloved wife of 56 wonderful years to the late Charles. Loving mother of Charles, Clarence, Rosalyn, Barbara (Bill), Patricia (Steve), and Ronald (Nancy). Loving grandmother of Jeff, Kyle, Amanda, Olivia, Sara, and Jacob. Survived by sister Amelia Peterson and preceded in death by her 5 brothers.Visitation...
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Charlotte Ann Bowser

July 29, 1934 - March 19, 2017

Charlotte Ann Bowser passed away on March 19, 2017 at the age of 82. She was the loving daughter of the late Mabel and Cyrus Bowser. Charlotte was an active member of Lake Pointe Bible Church. She was also a member of the board of directors for the Emerald Point Condominiums in Westland. She retired from the National Bank of Detroit in 1994, after 40 years of service. She traveled the world...
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Rose Antonia Skynar

November 17, 1924 - March 19, 2017

Today we honor Rose Antonia (Antonina) Skynar, last survivor of the Agata Perlowska and Antoni Wolan family of 12 children: Victoria (Kuyava), Walter, Leona (Czaikowski), Edward, Helen (Sajewicz), Julia (Kuyava), Henry (age 3), Florence (Hnizdor), Emily (Robertson), Richard, and Conrad; who had loving parents, immigrants from Strzyzów, Poland near Rzeszów. Rose loved Walter Frank...
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Eugene J. Schuler

October 26, 1949 - March 18, 2017

Beloved husband of Barbara.Loving father of Tara (Anton) Botosan and Matthew (Elizabeth) Schuler.Dear Opa of Rebekah, Olivia, Ezekiel, Drake and Grace.Brother of Ron Schuler, Hilda Schmoll and Irene Britt.
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John M. Reif

October 7, 1949 - March 17, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Harry J Will Funeral Homes, Livonia, MI.
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William A. Brandt

October 21, 1925 - March 17, 2017

William A. Brandt passed away March 17, 2017 at the age of 91. Beloved husband of Shirley for 66 years. Loving father of Keith and Dale (Lisa). Dear grandfather of Laura (Jason), Emily (Fred), Faith, and Connor. Funeral Service Monday, March 20 at 1pm, with visitation beginning at 12pm, at Harry J. Will Funeral Home 37000 Six Mile Road in Livonia. Memorials can be made to the Barbara Ann Karmanos...
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John Charles Rowe

December 2, 1921 - March 17, 2017

John Rowe was born in Tavistock, Devon, England in 1921. His family moved to Detroit, Michigan in the mid-20s seeking work in the auto industry. He became a U.S. citizen. He graduated from Detroit Mackenzie High School in 1940 and began college. After Pearl Harbor in 1941 he was called up to the U.S. army and served from 1942-1945; most of that time was at a B-17 base on the North Sea, in...
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Antonio Marchelletta

May 20, 1923 - March 16, 2017

Antonio Marchelletta died peacefully at home surrounded by his family on March 16, 2017 at the age of 93. He is survived by his wife Pearl, children Amelia, Anthony (Karen), and Julie (Allen) Saunders. Grandchildren Anthony (Kate), Terese (David), Mark, Kevin, and Kristen. Great-grandchildren Cole, Luca Tristan and Cooper.The Marchelletta family will receive friends for visitation on Monday March...
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Eleanor Catherine Arbenowske

May 18, 1923 - March 16, 2017

Arbenowske, Eleanor Catherine Age 93Beloved wife of the late Chester C. Arbenowske. Loving mother of Gary (Debby) of West Bloomfield, Richard of Plymouth, Dennis (Ann) of Fowlerville, Ronald (Lisa)of Southgate, Ilene and Phyllis of Brighton and Timothy (Cindy) of Williamsburg. Cherished grandmother Kimberly Curtis (Rick), Steve Abernowske (Cara), Brion Arbenowske (Lindsey), Michael Arbenowske ...
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Concetta Arciero

January 15, 1920 - March 16, 2017

Concetta Arciero (Picano) passed away March 16, 2017 at the age of 97. Loving wife of the late Pasquale for 63 years. Beloved mother of Carlo (Katherine), Enzo (the late Susan), Bruno (Sunday), and the late Elisa (the late Umberto) Di Carlo. Cherished grandmother of 7 and great-grandmother of 11. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, and relatives. Visitation Sunday, March 19 from 2 to...
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Inez M. Gallihugh-Ciavarella

June 18, 1925 - March 16, 2017

Inez M Gallihugh-Ciavarella was born on June 18, 1925 in Highland Park, Michigan to the late Peter and Cesarina Del Favero. She passed away on March 16, 2017 in Howell, Michigan at the age of 91.Inez was the beloved wife of the late Dale Gallihugh and the late Anthony Ciavarella. Cherished mother of Tim (Teri) Gallihugh and Lori (Kevin) Nims. Proud grandmother of Melissa (Brandon) Belanger, Megan...
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Irene Ina Anthony

October 27, 1923 - March 11, 2017

Irene had many accomplishments in life, beginning with multiple childhood surgeries from cerebral palsy. She had 13 surgeries by 18 years of age, many including regaining the use of her legs with physical therapy starting in the pool to braces to finally living life without them. During this time, she had the love and support of her parents and five siblings, her Detroit Finnish community,...
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Dawn Marie Steckroth

November 26, 1966 - March 9, 2017

Steckroth Dwyer, Dawn Marie Age 50Beloved wife of Brian for 26 years. Loving mother of Justin and Megan. Dearest daughter of Michael (Ruth) Dwyer and the late Pamala Corey. Cherished sister of Lloyd Williams and Michelle (Patrick) Williams-Mucciolo. Granddaughter of Madeline (the late William) Dwyer and Mary Lou (the late Harold) Kingsley. Dear sister in law of Kevin (Rebecca) Steckroth and...
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Frances J. Ardanowski

February 9, 1932 - March 9, 2017

Frances J. Ardanowski, age 85, passed away on March 9, 2017 in Livonia. Born in Detroit, Michigan to the late Frank and Mary Jane Kotarski. Also preceded in death by her beloved husband, Arthur. Loving mother of Paul (Deborah Szajko) Ardanowski and Anne (Andrew) Mead. Cherished grandmother of Kyle, Zachary, and Abigail. Loving Great-Grandmother of David, Spencer, and Brie. Special friend of...
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Alietha Rogge

January 18, 1917 - March 9, 2017

Alietha Rogge age 100 passed away March 9, 2017. Loving wife of the late Irvin Rogge mother of Barbara (Robert) Gauntner, Richard (Patricia) Rogge. Grandmother of Stephanie, Ryan, Jason, Jill and of seven great-grandchildren. Visitation Tuesday 1 PM to 9 PM at Harry J Will funeral home 37000 W. 6 mile Road Livonia, MI. Funeral services will be held at Christ our Savior Lutheran Church 14175...
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Michael Morelli

February 28, 1932 - March 7, 2017

Morelli, Michael Age 85Beloved husband of Doris for 52 years. Loving father of Kathy (George), Sandra (the late Brian), Michael (Margaret) and the late Lynda. Cherished grandfather of three. He is preceded in death by his parents, Francesco and Alessandra, his brothers Joseph and Angelo, and his sister Bridget. He is survived by his sister Mary, his brother Tony, and many loving nieces, nephews,...
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Raymond M. Board

January 21, 1941 - March 6, 2017

Raymond M. Board Jr, age 76, of Dearborn Heights, Michigan passed away unexpectedly on March 6, 2017. He was born on January 21, 1941, in Massachusetts, to Raymond and Celia Board. Married for 48 wonderful years, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Levisie Jo. Loving father of Michele (the late Kurt) Horton, and Kelly (Mike) Board. Loving grandfather of Jason (Kristen) Hendrie, Melissa...
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Rick Austin

February 15, 1960 - March 6, 2017

Rick Austin passed away on March 6, 2017 at the age of 57. He was the loving husband of Annette for 31 years. The beloved father of Travis (Becca) and Kaylin. The dear son of Richard and Melba Austin. The cherished brother of Debbie (Steve) Guerra, Brett (Shari) Austin, and the late Jacquee (Patrick) Wyant. He was a devoted uncle to many nieces and nephews. Visitation will take place on...
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Joanne Kathryn Desjarlais

September 28, 1929 - March 4, 2017

In the wee hours of March 4, Joanne Kathryn Desjarlais, died peacefully by her beloved husband's side, Lawrence Desjarlais of 61 years. Eighty-seven years ago Joanne or "Jo" was born the third daughter of seven children and is survived by her sister Shirley (Ken) Raybuck and three of her four brothers, Jerry (Peggy), Hal (Arlene), and Jim (Cindy) Dorf, and she is preceded in death by her sister...
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Stella Sokoloski

June 18, 1918 - March 3, 2017

Stella Sokoloski passed away March 3, 2017 at the age of 98. Loving wife of the late Anthony for 63 years. Dear aunt of Joyce Wietku and Janet (William) Cobb. Sister of the late Joseph (Evelyn) Wietku. Funeral Mass Tuesday, March 7 at 10:30am, in state at 9:30am, at St. Colette Catholic Church 17600 Newburgh Road in Livonia. Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
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Gary Paul Wallace

March 19, 1956 - February 27, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Harry J Will Funeral Homes, Livonia, MI.
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Josephine Corey

March 12, 1935 - February 26, 2017

Josephine Corey passed away February 26, 2017. Loving mother of Mark (Cindy), Chris (Teresa), and the late Michael. Dear grandmother of Evan and Marissa. Beloved sister of Ed (Ellie) Potas and Mary Jane (Al) Ornalik. Aunt of Debby Kress, David Ornalik, Jim Ornalik, and Elizabeth Potas. Memorial Gathering Wednesday, March 1 from 3-8pm at Harry J. Will Funeral Home 37000 Six Mile Road in Livonia....
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James Relaford

August 27, 1928 - February 26, 2017

James Relaford passed away February 26, 2017 at the age of 88. Loving husband of Retha. Beloved father of Debra (Larry) Wheeler. Dear brother of the late Betty Wiater. James retired from Kroger Warehouse in Livonia. He was a long time member of Northville Christian Assembly and previous member of Lincoln Park Pentecostal Holiness Church and First Assembly in Dearborn Heights. Visitation Tuesday,...
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Gertrude Stone

October 5, 1925 - February 25, 2017

Gertrude Ann Stone, better known as Trudy, was born on October 5, 1925 in Detroit, Michigan. She was the daughter of the late Charles and Mary Cutting. Trudy passed away on February 25, 2017 in Farmington Hills, Michigan at the age of 91.On May 24, 1951 Trudy married the love of her life, Robert "Rocky" Stone and together they shared nearly 66 years of marriage. She was the loving mother of Lois ...
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Cecelia Kucharski

January 7, 1935 - February 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Harry J Will Funeral Homes, Livonia, MI.
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Rinaldo Colangelo

October 22, 1941 - February 25, 2017

Rinaldo Colangelo, age 75, born on October 22, 1941 in Atina, Italy and passed away on Saturday February 25, 2017 in Livonia, Michigan. Rinaldo is the beloved husband of Donna Colangelo for 54 years. He is the loving father of Cindy (Joseph) Renault, Mark (Jill) Colangelo, and Lisa (Richard) Hammond. Rinaldo is the cherished grandfather of Ryan Renault, Nicole Renault, Kevin Colangelo, Deena...
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Judy Hayward Nash

August 19, 1956 - February 23, 2017

Judy Hayward Nash, age 60, of West Bloomfield, Michigan passed away on February 23, 2017. She was born in Royal Oak, Michigan, to the late Robert and Marion Hayward. Beloved wife of Michael Nash for 37 years. Loving mother of Graham (Elaine) Nash, Alexander (Lea) Nash, and Zachary Nash. Loving Nai nai (grandmother) of Isaac. Dearest sister of Susan, Connie, Robert, Richard, Gregg, and Randy....
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Rose Marie Fleszar

September 3, 1927 - February 22, 2017

Rose Marie Fleszar of Detroit, Michigan passed away February 22nd, 2017. Loving mother of Sharon (the late Jay) Gruchala and Danny (Patty) Fleszar. Beloved grandmother of Kimberly (Keith) Robertson, Jason (Jennifer) Gruchala, and Ashley (Joseph) Rohde. Cherished great grandmother of Kendall, Kyle, Kadyn, Joey, and the late Henry. Rose and her late husband Henry were childhood sweethearts and...
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Barbara Jean Papke

April 9, 1927 - February 22, 2017

Barbara J. "Barb" Papke, age 89, February 22, 2017. Barbara and her late husband Frank were married for 63 years. Barb retired from General Motors after 25 years as a payroll comptroller. She and Frank loved to travel abroad and stateside in their motorhome. Her hobbies earned her the status of a professional in Needle Point and was a Crewel expert. A women of many talents. She...
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Jacquelyn P. Coliton

January 17, 1935 - February 21, 2017

Coliton, Jacquelyn P. Age 82 January 17, 1935 ~ February 21. 2017Beloved wife of John T. Coliton Jr. for 56 years. Loving mother of Victoria (Greg) Stevens, Virginia (Jim) Homberg, John (Kim) Coliton and Mike (Kris) Coliton. Cherished grandmother of Jeffrey, John (Sarah), Patrick, Matthew, Jennifer, Megan, Bryan, Joey, Rachel, Jeremy, Lauren and Debra. Predeceased by her parents, Joseph and...
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Nancy J. Thompson

June 14, 1943 - February 21, 2017

Nancy Thompson Age 73June 14, 1943~February 22, 2017Loving mother of Ken (Leisa) Thompson and Chris (Megan) Thompson. Cherished grandmother of Emily Thompson. Memorial gathering Tuesday February 28th from 4-8 pm with a service at 7pm at Harry J. Will Funeral Home 37000 Six Mile Rd. in Livonia.
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Ronald S. York

April 29, 1937 - February 20, 2017

Ronald S. York, age 79, passed away on February 20, 2017 at Providence Park Hospital following a brief illness. He leaves behind his wife, Nancy (Benesh) York of 57 years. His two children, son Darrin York and his wife Maryjean Hamilton York; and daughter Karnis (York) Lamirand and her husband Scott Lamirand. His six grandchildren: Alex, Carrie, Kyle, Jordyn, Mallory and Garrett and his...
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Bill Heffernan

March 28, 1969 - February 20, 2017

Bill Heffernan passed away February 20, 2017 at the age of 47. Beloved son of Susan and Al Johnson and Michael Heffernan. Loving brother of Jennifer Sulik, Lisa Johnson, and Al "Mike" Johnson. Dear uncle of Olivia Sulik and Gabrielle Sulik. Cherished nephew of Chuck (Alison) Perry. Bill is also survived by many close friends and loving cousins. He was predeceased by his special friend Darby...
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Judy Ann Moriarty

December 17, 1936 - February 19, 2017

MORIARTY , JUDITH ANN (RYAN) 1936-2017Judith Ann, of Northville, age 80, went home to the Lord on February 19, 2017. Beloved wife of Lawrence for 60 wonderful years. Loving mother of Cheryl Moriarty-Davis (Mike), Mary Naasz (Harlow), Kathy Moriarty (Jeff Martens), and Nancy Pelky (Randy). Judy will be deeply missed by her grandchildren: Ryan (Courtney), Jennifer (Brian), Connor, Caitie, Haley,...
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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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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

May Lee Fatt was born on January 30, 1927 in Detroit, Michigan. She was the third child of the late Loy and Fong Lee. May passed away on February 10, 2017 at the age of 90.May was the loving wife of the late Howard. Cherished mother of Sandy Fatt, Doug Fatt, Connie (Steve) Zilinskas and Dave (Cathy) Fatt. Proud grandmother of Ashley, Kristen, Daniel, Davey, Austin, Doug Jr., Caleb and Sandy May...
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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 21, 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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