Our Obituaries

June Elizabeth Nesbitt

June 9, 1926 - June 19, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Harry J Will Funeral Homes, Livonia, MI.
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Clarence E. Johnson

March 6, 1920 - June 18, 2017

Mr. Johnson was the devoted husband of the late Mary Johnson. He is survived by five children, eight grandchildren and one great-grandson. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a contribution be made in his name to the Multiple Sclerosis Society by visiting http://www.nationalmssociety.org/Donate. Family will receive friends on Saturday June 24, 2017, beginning at 10:30 am until Service time...
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Conrad C. Parks

February 19, 1918 - June 18, 2017

Conrad C. Parks was born on February 19, 1918 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Casimir and Jennie Pogorzelski. He passed away on June 18, 2017 in Livonia, Michigan at the age of 99.Conrad was the loving husband of the late Catherine "Kay" Parks, whom he married on December 26, 1942 and celebrated 72 wonderful years of marriage together. Dear father of Gary (Janice), James (Loreena), Donald ...
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W.G. Morgan

May 13, 1929 - June 17, 2017

Bill passed away June 17, 2017. Predeceased by treasured wife, Sheila. Dear father of Steven Michael (Julie) Milne and Joseph Bradley (Elaine) Morgan. Loving grandfather of Ronald (Shannon) Snyder, Lauryn (Tom), Breana and Tesa Milne. Cherished great-grandfather of Ashton, Jayson, and Hayden. Bill did voices for Lone Ranger and Green Hornet radio shows, starting at age 7. Later he was the manager...
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Rosemary Louise Mentel

March 26, 1923 - June 17, 2017

Rosemary Louise Mentel Age 94Beloved wife of the late Charles J. Mentel. Loving sister of Joan Hoffman and the late Calvin Hoffman. Cherished aunt to many nieces and nephews. Rosemary and her smile will be greatly missed. Visitation Tuesday 2-8 pm with a Rosary at 7 pm at Harry J. Will Funeral Home 37000 Six Mile Rd. in Livonia. Funeral service Wednesday, in state 10:00 am until the time of Mass...
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Robert William Burk

May 12, 1924 - June 17, 2017

Burk, Robert William Age 93Loving husband of the late Donna M. Burk. Cherished father of Michael (Evie) Burk, Gregory Burk, Karen (John) Bonvolanta and Mary Jane (Dave) Wrobel. Dearest "Papa" of Alex and Chris Wrobel, Matthew, Stephen and Ryan Burk, and Michael Bonvolanta. Survived by his sister Margaret Kuhn and many beloved nieces and nephews. Born May 12, 1924, Robert was raised in...
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William Boyer

March 21, 1951 - June 16, 2017

Billy, age 66, of Livonia, Michigan passed away with his loved ones by his side, on June 16, 2017. He was born on March 21, 1951 in Detroit, Michigan, to Emogene and the late William Boyer. Survived by his beloved wife of 24 wonderful years, Gail (Gerard) Boyer. Cherished brother of Linda (Charles) Windt, and predeceased by his brother David Boyer. Loving father to his 2 dogs, Max and Erma, who...
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Nora J. Phillips

April 14, 1940 - June 14, 2017

Nora is survived by her Sister Betty Nash, Brother Richard Phillips and many nieces and nephews.
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Rosemary Siadak Wilkinson

October 20, 1949 - June 14, 2017

Rosemary Siadak Wilkinson Age 67 Beloved wife of Jerry for 47 years. Loving mother of Jarrod (Mandy), Catherine (Mark) Gibson and Erica (Rob) Bartoletti. Cherished grandmother of Jake, Brad, Max, Jay, Grant, Samantha, Charlotte, Kennedy, Giovanni and Matteo.Predeceased by her parents Norbert and Virginia Siadak and her sister Patricia Samulski. Rosemary is survived by her siblings Michelle,...
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Marjorie Lee Squire

February 1, 1926 - June 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Harry J Will Funeral Homes, Livonia, MI.
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Helena Szwajka

December 13, 1926 - June 13, 2017

Beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother.Visitation Friday June 16, 2017 from 3:00 pm until 9:00 pm, with a Rosary at 7:00 pm at Harry J. Will Funeral Home 37000 Six Mile Rd. in Livonia. Funeral Saturday June 17, 2017, in state 10:00 am until the time of Mass at 10:30 am at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church 7685 Grandville in Detroit. Helena will be laid to rest at St. Hedwig Cemetery...
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Lawrence Thomas McConlogue

September 22, 1924 - June 12, 2017

Lawrence "L.T." McConlogue passed away June 12, 2017 at the age of 92. Loving husband of the late Kass. Beloved father of Kathy, Marybeth (Mike) Newman, Larry Jr., Patty, Chris (John) Flannigan, and the late Michael. L.T. was Poppa to 12 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, and survived by 2 brothers and 1 sister. L.T. was a proud veteran of the US Army Air Corps during WWII and Korea. He...
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Kelly Pettey

March 7, 1959 - June 10, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Harry J Will Funeral Homes, Livonia, MI.
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Louise Clemons

August 23, 1923 - June 8, 2017

Louise Clemons was born on August 23, 1923. She passed away on June 8, 2017 at the age of 93.Louise was born in Missouri, before moving to Flint, Michigan. Later on, she moved to Florida and following the passing of her husband, Eugene, Louise moved back to Michigan to be closer to her daughter and grandchildren. A loving and kind woman she was a talent for painting, knitting and sewing. A sharp...
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Dorothy Ann Guntzviller

September 22, 1945 - June 6, 2017

Age 71 Beloved wife of Warren for 51 years. Loving mother of Al, Jim, Joe and the late Dale (Sabine). Cherished grandmother of Jackie, Jessie, Sasha, David, Ashley, Dustin, Ciera and Colton, Kristopher and Daniel. Great grandmother of 11. Dorothy is survived by 5 sisters and predeceased by 3 late brothers. Dorothy enjoyed spending time with her family, helping at church, Square Dancing and...
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Rosalie DaVia Sala

August 23, 1930 - June 5, 2017

Rosalie DaVia Sala was born on August 23, 1930 in Valleslla, Italy. She was the first child of Anacleto and Margherita DaVia. Raised in Italy until the age of 6, Rosalie then immigrated with her mother and joined her father in the United States. They settled in Southwest Detroit where she graduated from Southwest Detroit High School. To help provide for her family Rosalie worked various jobs,...
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Grace Judd

September 19, 1913 - June 3, 2017

Grace Ann Judd was born on September 19, 1913 in Cheboygan, Michigan to the late Ted and Edith Chimner. She passed away on June 3, 2017 in Livonia, Michigan at the age of 103.A loving caring woman, Grace dedicated her life to her family and serving others. While her children were young she was known as the "Kool-Aid" mom of the neighborhood. All the kids would gather at the Judd home...
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Cora Lee Pollitt

February 20, 1962 - June 3, 2017

Cora "Koko" Lee Pollitt passed away June 3, 2017 at the age of 55. Loving mother of Misha. Beloved daughter of Larry and the late Nancy Hannan. Also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Cora was a proud veteran of the US Army. She worked as a nurse for 33 years- most recently in Alzheimer's care at Addington Place in Northville. Memorial Service Thursday,...
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JoAnne Martha Holland

July 19, 1938 - June 2, 2017

Holland, JoAnne Martha Age 78 Beloved mother of Robert (Peg), David (Jeanette) and John. Dearest grandmother of Timothy, Amy, Matthew, Kenneth, Anjila and Joshua. Great-grandmother of 7. Dear sister of William. Cherished companion of Jim Hodgson. JoAnne was an avid Bridge player.Visitation Tuesday 4-8 pm with a service at 7:00 pm at Harry J. Will Funeral Home 37000 Six Mile Rd. in Livonia....
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Robert Depew

June 2, 1941 - June 1, 2017

Robert Depew, better known as U.B. to many loving friends and family passed away on June 1, 2017 in Plymouth, Michigan at the age of 75. Robert was born on June 2, 1941 in Detroit, Michigan. He was the youngest child of the late Margaret and John C. Depew.Bob worked for Campbell-Ewald Advertising Agency before retiring in 1997. He was a model airplane pilot pioneer and enthusiast, as well as the...
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David Richard Srock

October 21, 1968 - June 1, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Harry J Will Funeral Homes, Livonia, MI.
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Wallace Patrick Cahill

May 7, 1932 - May 31, 2017

Wallace P. Cahill, age 85, passed away after a short battle with cancer on May 31, 2017. He was born on May 7, 1932. He served in the Korean War with the U.S. Army and returned to the Detroit area to work in the automotive industry. He will be fondly remembered as a hobby carpenter and craftsman. He is survived by his loving family: his wife Arminta, his sons Kerry and Mark (Kim) and his...
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Romane T. Cogo

October 15, 1935 - May 31, 2017

Romane Cogo, age 81, passed away on May 31, 2017, in Plymouth. Born in Italy on October 15, 1935, to Anise and Ida Monari and later raised in France and in her early teens moved to the USA. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 44 years, Remo and brother Jean Pierre. Loving mother of Ray Cogo, Mark Cogo, Elizabeth Cogo, and Jacqueline Cogo. Cherished grandmother of Anthony Cogo, Nichole...
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Peter Anis Nagarah

July 26, 1951 - May 31, 2017

Nagarah, Peter Anis Age 65 Beloved husband of Barbara (nee Hyduk) for 44 years. Loving father of Christopher (Dena) Nagarah and Jennifer Nagarah. Cherished grandfather of Harris Nagarah and Ethan Wiltfong. Dear son of Georgia Najor. Brother of the late John (Theresa) Nagarah, Jane (Tim)Moloney, Tom (Barbara) Nagarah, Rick Najor, Dave Najor and Michelle (Haitham) Kuza. Brother in law to Kathy...
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Marilyn Jean May

April 14, 1929 - May 30, 2017

Marilyn J. May, age 88, passed away on May 30, 2017, in Livonia. Loving mother of (Linda), Gail (William), and Debby (John). Cherished grandmother of Amanda (Brian), Valerie (Brad), Kent, and Ashlie. Loving great-grandmother of Parker and Charlie. Cherished sister of Geri, Jerry, and Sharon. Predeceased by husbands Jack Gerard and Art May, siblings Richard and Carl, and son, Nick Gerard...
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William J. Fitzgerald

January 26, 1935 - May 30, 2017

William J. Fitzgerald passed away May 30, 2017 at the age of 82. Devoted husband of Carrie. Adored father of Linda (Greg) Fitzgerald-Mays, Karen (Mike) Marino, Elizabeth (Mike) Fitzgerald, and Margaret (Tim) McGillivary. Loving grandfather of Andrew, Christina, Joe, Elizabeth, Bill, Sarah, Ryan, and Matthew. Dear brother of Edward (Maureen) Fitzgerald and the late Catherine Clarke.Funeral Mass...
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Merlin Heidelmeyer

July 21, 1930 - May 28, 2017

Merlin "Mert" Heidelmeyer passed away May 28, 2017 at the age of 86. Beloved husband of Carolyn for 61 years. Dear father of Jean (Richard) Peltier and Bruce Heidelmeyer. Cherished grandfather of Mariette Peltier and David Heidelmeyer. Dear brother of Mabel Jackson, George Heidelmeyer, and the late Bernice Rotter. Mert was a proud veteran of the US Army during the Korean Conflict. A Committal...
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Donald George Srock

January 31, 1932 - May 28, 2017

Our Beloved Father, Donald G. Srock of Livonia, age 85, passed from our world on May 28, 2017, in Canton. Don was preceded in death by his parents, George and Mildred Srock, his adoring wife of 37 wonderful years, Doris, and his brother, Robert. Don (or, PaPa Don as we had come to call him) was the loving father of Douglas (Cheryl), Dawn (Ed), and David (Sue). Grandfather of Desiree and Drew, and...
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Clara Theresa Keenan

August 31, 1929 - May 26, 2017

Clara Theresa Keenan, 87, of Brentwood, TN, formerly of Farmington Hills, passed away on Friday, May 26th, 2017. Clara was born on August 31st, 1929 in New York, NY to the late Pasquale and Giovanna (nee Cerilla) Caprara. She moved to Detroit with her family at the age of 12. Clara attended Cass Technical High School in Detroit, concentrating in Dress and Fashion Design, and graduated in...
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Ronald F. Hebert

January 19, 1932 - May 25, 2017

Ronald F. Hebert passed away May 25, 2017 at the age of 85. Beloved husband of Patricia for 62 years. Loving father of Ronald P. (Vanessa). Ronald was 1 of 9 children and is survived by sisters Annette McKevitz and Marjorie Pytleski. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. He retired from Ford Motor Co. in Livonia after 20 years of work as a merchandiser. Ron loved golf and worked...
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Joseph Macek

December 18, 1954 - May 24, 2017

Joseph Macek was born on December 18, 1954 and passed away on May 24, 2017 at the age of 62.Joseph was the dear brother of Clara Macek, Christine (the late Thomas) Sokol, Marian (Michael) Stack. Cherished uncle of Lawrence and Lorraine Ackerman and Laura Sokol. Preceded in death by parents Albin and Wanda Macek and sister Patricia (the late Stanley) Bist.Joseph's family will receive friends...
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Arthur Lake

March 9, 1943 - May 24, 2017

Lake Jr., Arthur Age 74Beloved husband of Vicky (Vaughn) Lake for 11 years. Loving father of Arthur Lake III. Dear stepfather of Dawn Ulbrich and Steven David Jr. Cherished grandfather of Nicholas Kim, Brendan Edwards, Jada David and Hailey David. Brother of Phillip Lake, Barbara Wimbury, Roger Lake and Walter Lake. Visitation Thursday 10:00 am-8:00 pm at Harry J. Will Funeral Home 37000 Six...
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Mary Elizabeth Myus

September 23, 1920 - May 20, 2017

Mary Elizabeth Myus passed away May 20, 2017 at the age of 96. A loving, caring woman, she loved her family above all else. Mary was the beloved wife of the late Russell Myus. Cherished mother of David (Teresa) Myus. Proud grandmother of Amanda Myus and Annika Nord. She joins her 8 siblings who have predeceased her and is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and extended family members. ...
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Virginia Lis

July 19, 1927 - May 20, 2017

Virginia Lis, age 89, passed away on May 20, 2017, in West Bloomfield. Loving mother of Linda Whitlow, Ken Lis, John (Debbie) Lis, and David (Nancy) Lis. Cherished grandmother of 7 and great-grandmother of 2. Loving sister of Lucille Vallecorsa and Kathleen Sulewski. Predeceased by her beloved husband of 38 years, Frank, and siblings, Vic, Frank, and Mary. Visitation Wednesday, May 24, 2017 from...
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John T. Coliton, Jr.

March 7, 1927 - May 20, 2017

John T (Jack) Coliton Jr died peacefully with family gathered by his side on Saturday May 20, 2017 at St. Mary's Hospital in Livonia, Michigan. Born on March 7, 1927 in Medford, Massachusetts, Jack was the son of the late John T. and M. Edna (Flynn) Coliton. Raised and educated in Stoneham and Malden, Massachusetts he was the oldest child of four Coliton children in the greatest generation that...
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Virginia J. Walker

January 1, 1935 - May 20, 2017

Age 82Will be greatly missed by her family and many friends. Funeral service will be held Tuesday May 30, 2017 at St. Fabian Catholic Church 32200 W. Twelve Mile Rd. in Farmington Hills. In state at 10:00 am until the time of Mass at 11:00 am. Memorial contributions appreciated to St. Rita's School for the Deaf in Cincinnati, OH, Penrickton School for the Blind in Taylor, MI or to Angela Hospice...
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Suzanne Byrnes

September 26, 1938 - May 17, 2017

Suzanne Byrnes passed away May 17, 2017 at the age of 78. Beloved wife of Thomas. Loving mother of Robert (Linda) Byrnes, Kenneth (Nina) Byrnes, and Patricia (Mike) Sochacki. Cherished sister of Mary Witt. Dear grandmother of Mark Byrnes, Emily (Troy) Harsch, Jennifer (Marc) Checcobelli, Nicholas Byrnes, Kurtis Sochacki, Sarah Byrnes, Katie Sochacki. Great-grandmother of Marlo Checcobelli...
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Sharon Ruth Klamerus

December 26, 1939 - May 16, 2017

Sharon Ruth Klamerus was born on December 26, 1939 in Ypsilanti, Michigan. She was the second child and only daughter of the late Arthur and Anna Briggs. Sharon passed away on May 16, 2017 in Novi, Michigan at the age of 77.Sharon married the love of her life, Eugene in Detroit, Michigan and together enjoyed 59 1/2 years of marriage and raised 3 beloved sons. She helped provide for her family...
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Veronica Harriet Stribrny

December 21, 1929 - May 16, 2017

Stribrny, Veronica Harriet (nee Stack) Age 87Beloved wife of the late Robert James. Loving mother to 2 sons and 2 daughters. Dear grandmother of 3. Great grandmother of 2. Veronica was a graduate from the Deaconess College of Nursing and an X-Ray Technician.
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Andrew Leo Kocan

December 27, 1929 - May 15, 2017

Andrew Leo Kocan passed away on May 15, 2017 at the age of 87. He was the loving husband of the late Ruth for 64 years. Beloved father of Kathryn (Robert), Carol, Sandra (Jeff), and Mary Ann. Cherished grandfather of Brian (Ilaisaane), Carolyn, Natalie, Justin, Kyle and Andrew. The Kocan Family will receive family and friends for visitation on Sunday, May 21, 2017 from 2-9pm at the Harry J. Will...
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Richard P. Groves

September 14, 1930 - May 13, 2017

Groves, Richard P. Jr. Age 86Beloved husband of the late Mitzi. Loving father of Leslie (George Patak) Groves and Lisa (Greg) Barber. Cherished grandfather of Andrew, Sarah, Joseph and Michael. Dear step grandfather of Sarah and Megan. Step great grandfather of Lilly. Brother of Robert (Barbara) Groves and Beverly (Michael) Easton. Richard will also be missed by his nieces, nephews, friends and...
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Craig C. Stephan

November 9, 1962 - May 12, 2017

Craig C. Stephan passed away May 12, 2017 at the age of 54. Beloved husband of Denise for 15 years. Dear brother of Keith and his wife Sonia and cherished uncle of Tiara and Kayle. Craig worked as a computer programmer for over 15 years. No services are planned at this time.
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Wallace J. Hytinen

June 22, 1947 - May 11, 2017

Wallace Jordon Hytinen, 69, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on May 11, 2017. Wally was born in Detroit on June 22,1947 to Nicholas and Maxine (Schroeder) Hytinen. He graduated from Cody High School in Detroit in 1965. He enlisted in the Air Force on April 21, 1966 and served 4 years. He married Sharon E. Myers on February 20, 1971. Wally was passionate about coin collecting...
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Bernadine K. Maycock

May 11, 1935 - May 11, 2017

Bernadine K. Maycock was born on May 11, 1935. She passed away on May 11, 2017 on her 82nd birthday.Bernadine married the love of her life, Duane, on November 23, 1957 at St. Norbert's Catholic Church. They were happily married for 57 years. Duane preceded her in death in 2015.Bernadine dedicated her life to children. A proud member of the American Federation of teachers, she taught Home...
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James N. Laird

September 19, 1935 - May 9, 2017

Laird, James Norman Age 81Beloved husband of Rita. Loving father of Michael, Steven (Shelli), Kenneth (Renee) and Robert. Dearest grandfather of 9. Great grandfather of 2. Visitation Monday May 15, 2017 from 3-8 pm at Harry J. Will Funeral Home 37000 Six Mile Rd. in Livonia. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am Tuesday May 16, 2017 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers contributions...
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Kurt Edward Ziroll

July 6, 1956 - May 9, 2017

Kurt Edward Ziroll passed away on May 9, 2017 at the age of 60. He was the loving father of Erica, Charlotte, and Kurt Jr. The cherished brother of the late Neil Ziroll, Mark (Michelle) Ziroll, Gary (Diane) Ziroll, Lori (Mark) Mross, Lynn DelSignore, Jill Bender, and Kris (Matt) Kramer. He was the beloved uncle of many nieces and nephews, and the dear nephew of Beverly Pack.A Funeral Service...
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Joseph D. Farone

December 27, 1942 - May 9, 2017

Joseph D. Farone was born on December 27, 1942 in Cincinatti, Ohio. He passed away on May 9, 2017 at the age of 74.In February 1967 Joseph enlisted in the United States Navy. There he served his county before being honorably discharged in 1969. A hardworking, loyal man Joe worked as an Engineer with Ford Motor Company for nearly 30 years prior to his retirement. Retirement afforded him the luxury...
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Bernadette M. Burke

April 22, 1927 - May 7, 2017

Burke, Bernadette Mary (nee Shalhoub) Age 90Beloved wife of David for 60 years. Loving mother of Maura (Patrick) Brown, Dion (Caralyn), Sheila (Owen) Linford, Keith (Carri) and Kieran (B. J.). Cherished grandmother of Kyle, Brendan, Devon, Ethan, Roy, Kellen and Casey. Dearest aunt of Carolyn Shalhoub. Visitation Thursday 2-8 pm with an evening rosary at Harry J. Will Funeral Home 37000 Six Mile...
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Kevin C. Clark

February 26, 1973 - May 5, 2017

"They are laughing in heaven today. Kevin Clark earned his angel wings in the early hours of May 5, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer. Born on February 26, 1973 in Cumberland, MD to Nelson and Milli, Kevin was a gentle giant. He is known for his great sense of humor and for his warm and caring heart. Kevin was a Life Scout in Boy Scouts of America in Springfield, Missouri. ...
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Frances Tokarz

February 1, 1927 - May 5, 2017

Tokarz, Frances (Chickie). Age 90. May 5, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Henry. Dear mother of Marygrace (Cass) Kutylowski and Henry (Amy) Tokarz. Proud nana of David, Marc, Calvin, and Jordan and great-nana to Griffin. Aunt, great aunt and great-great aunt to many. Cherished sister of Mickey. Predeceased by her parents Patrick and Grace and siblings Fran, Matthew, and Katherine. Chickie loved...
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Clara W. Karr

February 3, 1916 - May 4, 2017

Clara W. Karr passed away May 4, 2017 at the age of 101. Loving wife of the late Robert H. Karr Sr. Beloved mother of Bonnie (Ray) Bihary, Dolores (Ken) Long, Robert (Mary) Karr Jr., Peter (Chuck Myslinski) Karr, Deborah (Steve Nowak) Davis, and Margaret (Germaine) Jacky. Cherished sister of Anna (George) Pernicano, the late Matthew Whitman, and the late Steven Wittman. Clara is also survived by...
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James Robert Hartman

June 11, 1943 - May 3, 2017

Hartman, James R., PhDPassed away May 3, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Cincinnati to the late David and Mildred Hartman. Professor at Schoolcraft College for 30 years. Beloved brother to Jean and Ronald (Vicki) Hartman. Loving uncle to Lori Hartman and Sherri (Mark) Colley. Survived by great niece Brooke Rogg and great nephews Luke and Connor Colley. Will also be missed by...
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Beverly J. Peters

May 17, 1932 - May 3, 2017

Beverly J. Peters was born on May 17, 1932 in Binghamton, New York. She was the first child of Walter and Efrozina Nevens. Beverly passed away on May 3, 2017 in Northville, Michigan surrounded by her family.Born in Johnson City and raised in Binghamton, New York, Beverly moved to Detroit, Michigan at the age of 10 and eventually settled in Livonia with her husband Bob and their three children....
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Carol A. Bamrick

March 14, 1940 - April 28, 2017

Carol A. Bamrick née Vincent was born on March 14, 1940 in Detroit, Michigan. She was the oldest child of the late Arthur and Dorothy Vincent. Carol passed away on April 28, 2017 in Livonia, Michigan with her family by her side.An active and energetic woman, Carol was fond of activities that kept her busy and outdoors, whether that be during a ski trip out west or enjoying a round of golf....
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Melvin Henry Verardi

November 21, 1935 - April 27, 2017

Melvin Henry Verardi, age 81, of Redford, MI, died Thursday, April 27, 2017 at his home in Clare, MI. Melvin died peacefully after a long struggle with Parkinson's, Cancer and heart disease. He was born Nov. 21, 1935 in Detroit, MI. Melvin was preceded in death by his son Robert Verardi and survived by his wife Maureen(Mary) of 60 years, his daughters Cheryl (Fred) Burford, Linda (Vern...
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Lenora J. Kellogg

January 26, 1921 - April 25, 2017

Beloved mother and grandmother. A memorial service will be held on Saturday May 6, 2017. Visitation with family will begin at 10:00 am, service at 11:00 am and luncheon will follow, taking place at St. Matthews United Methodist Church, 30900 Six Mile Rd, Livonia, MI 48154.Memorials appreciated to: St. Matthew UMC Memorial or Kindred at Home Hospice, 25925 Telegraph Rd, Ste 102, Southfield, MI...
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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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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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