Our Obituaries

Evelyn Merrifield

October 9, 1921 - August 18, 2018

Evelyn Merrifield (nee: Chaparas & a.k.a. Chappel), age 96 a longtime resident of Harrison Township, died Saturday August 18, 2018 at St. John Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. Evelyn was born October 9, 1921 in Knox City, Missouri, daughter of the late Frank and the late Catherine (nee: Lindsey) Chaparas. Evelyn's family moved to Detroit when she was a young girl. She was raised and attended...
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Margaret Ann Beam

February 14, 1941 - August 16, 2018

Margaret Ann Beam, age 77 and a longtime resident of Warren, Michigan, died Thursday, August 16, 2018 at home surrounded by her loving family. Margaret was born February 14, 1941 in Detroit, Michigan, daughter of the late William Howard Tomlinson, the late Betty Ruth (nee: Plastow) Tomlinson, and stepdaughter of the late James Elwart. Margaret was raised in Detroit and graduated from Denby...
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Charles John Dimock

July 26, 1932 - August 15, 2018

Charles John Dimock age 86 of Warren, died Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at the American House Elmwood Place in Rochester Hills, Michigan. Charles was born July 26, 1932 in Detroit. Detroit is where Charles grew up, received his education, and ultimately graduated from high school. Not long after graduation, Charles answered the call of our country and entered the armed forces during the Korean...
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Marie Margaret Krupinski

July 3, 1927 - August 15, 2018

Marie Margaret Krupinski, "Margie," age 91 of Eastpointe, died Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at home in the company of her loved ones. She was born July 3, 1927 in Detroit, daughter of the late Michael Elmer and Mary Katherine (nee: Noga) Cypher. Marie was born and raised in Detroit where Marie grew up, received her education, and was baptized and confirmed from the city's iconic St. Margaret...
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Robert Slobodan Djurovic

August 17, 1958 - August 11, 2018

Robert Slobodan Djurovic, age 59 of Oakland Township, died Saturday, August 11, 2018 at Ascension Crittenton Hospital in Rochester Hills, Michigan. He was born August 17, 1958, son of Ana (nee; Vukelic) and the late Rodomir Djurovic. Robert Djurovic was born in the capital city of Belgrade, Serbia on August 17, 1958. He immigrated to America with his parents and 5 year old sister, Romana from...
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Eugene Theodore Rucinski

December 3, 1928 - August 9, 2018

Eugene Theodore Rucinski, age 89 of Lake, Michigan, died Thursday, August 9, 2018 at home surrounded by his loved ones. He was born December 3, 1928 in Detroit, son of the late John and the late Mariana (nee: Szymanski) Rucinski. Born and raised in Detroit, the Motor City is where Eugene grew up, received his education, and ultimately graduated from Western High School on the city's southwest...
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Robert Mark Beahn

November 18, 1965 - August 5, 2018

Robert Mark Beahn "Bob," age 52, died Sunday, August 5, 2018 in Warren, Michigan. Bob was born November 18, 1965 in Detroit, Michigan, son of Marie (nee: Kikola) Beahn and Alfred Richard Beahn. Bob was raised in Warren, Michigan where he attended Warren Consolidated Schools including Butcher Junior High School and later graduated from Warren Mott High School. While in high school, Bob...
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Joshua Daniel Ormond

March 7, 1978 - August 3, 2018

Joshua Daniel Ormond, age 40 of Warren, died Friday, August 3, 2018 at home. He was born on March 7, 1978 in Quincy, Illinois, son of Daniel Leonard and Toni Deanelle (nee: Myers) Ormond. Born in the state of Illinois, that is where Joshua began his educational journey where he finished the first chapter of his elementary years. From there, the family's relocation to the state of Maine would...
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Sandena "Sandy" Moceri

August 1, 1924 - August 1, 2018

Sandena Marie Moceri "Sandy", age 94 , died Wednesday August 1, 2018 at the Windemere Park Assisted Living Facility in Warren, Michigan. Sandena was born August 1, 1924 in Detroit Michigan the daughter of the late Epifanio Ciaravino and the late Nanetta "Lena" (nee: Curatolo) Ciaravino. Sandy was raised in Detroit and later married Francesco Moceri on September 6, 1959 in Detroit, Michigan. ...
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David Ernest Borgacz

February 13, 1942 - July 31, 2018

David Ernest Borgacz, age 76 of Warren, died Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital in Warren. David was born February 13, 1942 in Lenox Township, son of the late Alexander and the late Marion (nee Janeczko) Borgacz. The bedroom community of Roseville held many wonderful memories for David as he was growing up. Along with the myriad events and experiences that molded his...
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Karen Sue Byram

January 27, 1955 - July 29, 2018

Karen Sue Byram, age 63, died Sunday, July 29, 2018 at her home in Eastpointe. Karen was born January 27, 1955 at Bon Secour Hospital in Detroit to the late John A. and the late Gladys M. (nee: Browe) Freedman. Born in Detroit, but ultimately raised in Roseville, that is where Karen lived out her childhood, attended the city's public schools, which culminated in her graduating from Carl...
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Nicholas Matthew Bahnweg

August 2, 1940 - July 27, 2018

Nicholas Matthew Bahnweg, age 77 of Harsens Island, died Friday, July 27, 2018 at Ascension St. John Hospital & Medical Center in Detroit. Nick was born August 2, 1940 in Molidorf, Yugoslavia, son of the late Joseph and the late Katherine (nee: Schuster) Bahnweg. With a friendly face and that flashy smile, Nick warmed the doors of many familiar restaurants and markets throughout Detroit and...
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Nancy Anne Bakanowicz

April 5, 1965 - July 25, 2018

Nancy Anne Bakanowicz, age 53 of Warren, died Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at home. She was born April 5, 1965 in Detroit, daughter of Regina (nee: Smosarski) and the late Edward J. Bakanowicz. For over 20 years, Nancy has been the smiling face representing the world of advertising and creating avenues of success for a number of her faithful clients. With a vivacious personality and extreme...
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Anna Mae Nacu

October 19, 1925 - July 22, 2018

Anna Mae (Ann) Nacu, age 92, of Warren passed peacefully at home on Sunday, July 22nd, 2018, in the company of her children. She was born October 19, 1925 in Detroit, Michigan, daughter of the late Ralph and Dorothy (nee: Paul) Orait. Ann was raised in Detroit with her younger siblings Eugene and Patricia in a Catholic household. Her strong faith and devotion to Catholicism was important...
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Edward Joseph Marchlewicz

March 14, 1929 - July 22, 2018

Edward Joseph Marchlewicz, age 89 of Warren, died Sunday, July 22, 2018 at Windemere Park Assisted Living in Warren, Michigan. He was born March 14, 1929 in Hamtramck, son of the late Julius Benjamin and the late Irene (nee: Shickora) Marchlewicz. With thanks and praise from a grateful nation, we pay homage to Edward for his service to our country during the Korean War era. As a soldier in the...
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Richard Michael Warehall

March 24, 1953 - July 22, 2018

Richard Michael Warehall, age 65 of St. Clair Shores, died Sunday, July 22, 2018 at Shore Pointe Nursing Center in St. Clair Shores. He was born March 24, 1953 in Detroit, loving son of the late Michael Richard and the late Sophie Mary (nee: Lipa) Warehall. Though Richard was in his 20's when Cupid showed up on the scene, it didn't take long for him to realize that patience had won the day...
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Earlene Margaret Dodson

January 11, 1929 - July 19, 2018

Earlene Margaret Dodson, age 89 of East China, Michigan, died Thursday, July 19, 2018 at home surrounded by her loving family. Earlene was born January 11, 1929 in Detroit, daughter of the late Willie J. and the late Nell (nee: Story) Mobley. Along with raising a family and tending to the needs of home & hearth, Earlene also worked outside of the home where her skills as a seamstress were...
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Michael John Gorski

October 10, 1969 - July 18, 2018

Michael John Gorski, age 48, died Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at Ascension Macomb Hospital in Warren, Michigan. Michael was born October 10, 1969 in Detroit, Michigan, son of the late Ronald Walter Gorski and the late Theresa (nee: Buday) Gorski. Michael was raised primarily in Macomb County and later owned and operated Disaster Relief Restoration, Incorporated in Roseville. When Michael was...
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Elmer Harvey Kline

November 20, 1925 - July 16, 2018

Rev. Elmer Harvey Kline, age 92 of Clinton Township, died Monday, July 16, 2018 at the Church of Christ Care Center in Clinton Township, Michigan. He was born November 20, 1925 in East McKeesport, Pennsylvania, son of the late Elmer Maurice and the late Agnes (nee: Pratt) Kline. With thanks and praise from a grateful nation, we pay homage to Elmer for his service to our country during World...
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Margaret Dardenella Grockau

June 15, 1922 - July 14, 2018

Margaret Dardenella Grockau, age 96 of Fraser, died peacefully at home on Saturday, July 14, 2018 in the company of her loved ones. She was born June 15, 1922 in Waukee, Iowa, daughter of the late Robert Leo and the late Lillian Velva (nee: Bickford) Jameson. A sweet little girl from Iowa, who eventually found herself in the Motor City of Detroit, would grow in stature and become a beautiful,...
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Karen Hobson

March 16, 1957 - July 13, 2018

Karen Hobson, age 61 of Clinton Township, died Friday, July 13, 2018 at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township, Michigan. She was born March 16, 1957 in Detroit, daughter of the late Samuel Joseph and the late Alice June (nee: Gatfield) Bartalino. Along with being the doting wife and caring mother, Karen also worked outside of the home where she took her people skills into the public...
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Sandra Mae Gamrat

February 13, 1945 - July 6, 2018

Sandra Mae Gamrat, age 73, a lifelong resident of the Warren-Center Line area, died Friday, July 6, 2018, at her home in Warren surrounded by her loving family. Sandra was born February 13, 1945 in Detroit, Michigan, daughter of the late Theodore Shene and the late Mildred (nee: Pollack) Shene. Sandra was raised in Center Line and graduated from Center Line High School in the class of 1963....
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Theresa E. Vesich

September 22, 1935 - July 5, 2018

Theresa E. Vesich, age 82, died Thursday, July 5, 2018 at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren, Michigan. Theresa was born September 22, 1935 in Detroit, Michigan, daughter of the late Louis Przybylski and the late Victoria (nee: Drouse) Przybylski. During her life, Theresa lived in Warren and was a homemaker who raised her daughter along with working in the grocery business tending to the deli...
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Patricia Coffman

March 13, 1921 - June 30, 2018

Patricia Coffman, age 97 of Warren, died Saturday, June 30, 2018 at American House – Freedom Place in Roseville, Michigan. She was born March 13, 1921 in Lurgan, Northern Ireland, daughter of the late Harry and the late Rose (nee: McVeigh) Lavery. A wee lass from the village of Lurgan, a town nestled not far off the coast of Lake Lough Neagh in Northern Ireland, Patricia would eventually...
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Mark Edward Miller

November 15, 1961 - June 28, 2018

Mark Edward Miller, age 56, passed away at his home in Clawson, Michigan. He was born November 15, 1961 in Detroit, son of Carolyn (nee: Decker) Miller, and the late Edward J. Miller. Following his early employment experiences, Mark eventually landed a career position with the communications giant, Comcast. Working as one of the company's Line Technician's, Mark extended the utmost in service...
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Joseph Norbert Ziobron

March 14, 1925 - June 27, 2018

Joseph Norbert Ziobron, age 93, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday, June 27, 2018. Throughout his life he took advantage of whatever opportunity was presented and always did his best to excel. The military had a big influence on him. He saw it as a chance to see the world and to expand his technical training. He was a proud World War II U. S. Navy Veteran, serving as an Aviation...
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Kenneth James Peters

August 12, 1944 - June 26, 2018

Kenneth J Peters, age 73, died Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital in Warren. Ken was born August 12, 1944 in Detroit, son of the late James an the late Arleen (nee: Woods) Peters. Born in Detroit, and a success story from what began in the projects, Kenneth's sights were always in the stars as a young man which helped drive his determination towards bigger and better...
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Valerie Kathryn Kirouac

November 4, 1936 - June 24, 2018

Valerie Kathryn Kirouac (nee: Bellor) age 81, died at her home in Warren, Michigan Sunday June 24, 2018. Valerie was born November 4, 1936 in Genesee County Michigan the daughter of the late Virgil Bellor and the late Abigail (nee: Christian) Bellor. Over the years Valerie worked various jobs before becoming a homemaker. She married her husband Michael in 1977 and settled into Warren where...
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Frances Marie Betteley

July 10, 1924 - June 24, 2018

Frances Marie Betteley, almost 94 years of age, died Sunday, June 24, 2018 at the Rose Assisted Living Center in Clinton Township, Michigan. Frances was born July 10, 1924 in Ferndale, Michigan, daughter of the late William Pyle and the late Anna (Waldner) Pyle. She was raised in Ferndale and graduated from Ferndale's, Lincoln High School. Frances married the love of her life Jack on April...
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Danny Thomas Sypniewski

September 18, 1949 - June 24, 2018

Danny Thomas Sypniewski, age 68, died Sunday, June 24, 2018 at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren, Michigan. Danny was born September 18, 1949 in Hamtramck, Michigan, son of the late Walter Sypniewski and the late Ann (nee: Kozak) Sypniewski. Danny was raised in Hamtramck and graduated from Hamtramck High School. Following school, Danny worked various jobs from delivering ice cream to towing...
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Joyce Lucretia Sucaet

January 3, 1926 - June 24, 2018

Joyce Lucretia Sucaet, age 92, died Sunday, June 24, 2018 at Fraser Villa Nursing Home in Fraser. Joyce was born January 3, 1926 in Three Rivers, Michigan, daughter of the late Clive Byron and the late Edith Leota (nee: Rifenberg) Rockwell. When it came time for contemplating what career path she would embark upon, there was no question in Joyce's mind that teaching was the her "Field of...
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George Robert Hempel

December 14, 1934 - June 22, 2018

George Robert Hempel, age 83, died Friday, June 22, 2018 at St. John Hospital in Warren, Michigan following complications from heart surgery. George was born December 14, 1934 in Detroit, Michigan, son of the late John Hempel and the late Anna (nee: Walkowe) Hempel. George was raised in Detroit and graduated from St. Stanislaus Catholic High School, the Class of 1953, where he excelled at...
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Adela Theresa Kaye

March 9, 1920 - June 20, 2018

Adela Theresa Kaye, age 98, died Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at Mary's Center for Seniors in Clinton Township, Michigan. She was born March 9. 1920 in Hamtramck, daughter of the late Anthony and the late Caroline Markunas. In days gone by, Adela truly enjoyed her career as a cashier at the Chathams Supermarket, where she eventually climbed the ladder of success to the position as Head Cashier. A...
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Jack Eugene Shoemaker

June 27, 1933 - June 19, 2018

Jack Eugene Shoemaker, age 84 of Warren, died Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at home surrounded by his loved ones. He was born June 27, 1933 in Ashland, Ohio, son of the late Harry and the late Lorna Irene (nee: Patterson) Shoemaker. A graduate of Detroit's prestigious Southeastern High School, Jack not only poured himself into his school studies, but also into the school's sports programs as well. As...
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Eugene Raymond Suda

February 16, 1938 - June 17, 2018

Eugene Raymond Suda, age 80 of Warren, died Sunday, June 17, 2018 at Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Madison Heights Campus in Madison Heights, Michigan. He was born February 16, 1938 in Detroit, son of the late John and the late Mary (nee: Kotarski) Suda. Eugene was a good man who loved his family and possessed a genuine care and compassion, all of which was generated by his deep and...
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Barbara Lane Dombruski

February 20, 1940 - June 16, 2018

Barbara Lane Dombruski, age 78 of Sterling Heights, and formerly of Warren, died Saturday, June 16, 2018 at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township, Michigan. She was born February 20, 1940 in Escanaba, Michigan, daughter of the late George and the late Dolores (nee: LaMarche) Barnes. Along with working hard to assure her family the comforts of home and hearth, Barbara also worked...
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Irene Rosemarie Groesbeck

October 17, 1925 - June 13, 2018

Irene Rosemarie Groesbeck, age 92, a resident of Wakefield, MI and formerly of Bessemer and Warren, died Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at the Gogebic Medical Care Facility in Wakefield, Michigan. Irene was born October 17, 1925 in Cincinnati, Ohio, daughter of the late Francis and the late Elizabeth (nee: Erdy) Welter. While a teenager Irene, along with her family, moved to Ferndale, MI. She is a...
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Genevieve Catherine Kolera

July 19, 1924 - June 7, 2018

Genevieve Catherine Kolera, "Jean," age 93, died Thursday, June 7, 2018, at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan with her family by her side. Jean was born July 19, 1924, in Detroit, Michigan, daughter of the late Philip Kuza and the late Catherine (nee: Nalepa) Kuza. Jean was always a soft spoken, humble, and faith filled person, a woman devoted to her Catholic faith and love for her...
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Arthur Gerald Martin

November 28, 1932 - June 7, 2018

Arthur Gerald Martin, age 85, died Thursday, June 7, 2018 at his home in Warren, Michigan surrounded by his loving family. Arthur was born November 28, 1932 in Detroit, Michigan, son of the late James Martin and the late Clara (nee: Young) Martin. Art was raised in Detroit and attended school until the 8th grade only to begin working to help his family. He would later serve in the United...
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Patricia Ann Webb

January 7, 1941 - June 6, 2018

Patricia Ann Webb, age 77 of Clinton Township, died Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at St. John Hospital & Medical Center in Detroit, Michigan. She was born January 7, 1941 in Detroit, daughter of the late William and the late Harriett (nee: Blank) Popowiecki. A longtime salesperson for the retail giant, Sears, Pat worked in their service center and brought a smile to thousands of faces over the...
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Ann Marie Pauta

January 12, 1951 - June 4, 2018

Ann Marie Pauta, age 67 of Warren, died Monday, June 4, 2018 at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak. Ann was born January 12, 1951 in Detroit, daughter of the late Donald and the late Patricia (nee VanOvermeer) Ruffino. Along with her work in the construction realm, Ann was also noted for her involvement on the Zoning Board for the city of Warren of which she was a member for 16 years. An...
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June Katherine Kikos

January 5, 1927 - June 4, 2018

June Katherine Kikos, age 91, a longtime resident of Center Line, Michigan, died Monday, June 5, 2018 at home. June was born January 5, 1927 in Detroit, Michigan, daughter of the late Joseph Kikos and the late Margie (nee: Miller) Kikos. June was raised in Detroit and later went to work at ACME Painting Company with her sister Dorothy. June worked as a paint mixer and Dorothy as a paint...
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Violet Marie Baril

July 27, 1938 - June 3, 2018

Violet Marie Baril, age 79 of Warren, died Sunday, June 3, 2018 at home. She was born July 27, 1938 in Hancock, Michigan, daughter of the late Arthur Axel and the late Edith Marie (nee: Holappa) Hulkoff. Hailing from the quaint hamlet of Hancock, a small Michigan town nestled in the northern reaches of the Upper Peninsula, Violet was the offspring of loving parents whose shared ancestry...
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Frank Joseph Miller, Jr.

June 19, 1938 - June 3, 2018

Frank Joseph Miller Jr., age 79, died Sunday, June 3, 2018 at St. John Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. Frank was born June 19, 1938 in Detroit, son of the late Frank Joseph Miller and the late Lucille (nee: Kubiak) Miller. Frank was raised in Detroit and was a proud 1956 graduate of De LaSalle Collegiate Catholic High School. Following high school, Frank went on to study engineering at the...
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Leonard James Haisenleder

April 4, 1927 - May 31, 2018

Leonard James Haisenleder, age 91 of Roseville, passed away at home on Thursday, May 31, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. He was born April 4, 1927 in Center Line (formerly Base Line), son of the late Caryl and the late Loretta (nee: Fouchia) Haisenleder. Born at home in Base Line, known now as Center Line, Leonard was a proud graduate of St. Catherine High School in Detroit. Directly...
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Ralph Frank Raczynski

September 5, 1925 - May 31, 2018

Ralph Frank Raczynski, age 92 of Center Line, died peacefully at home surrounded by his loved ones. He was born September 5, 1925 in Detroit, son of the late Adam Raczynski and the late Anna Price. With thanks and praise from a grateful nation, we pay homage Mr. Raczynski for his service to our country during World War II. As a soldier in our great U.S. Army, Ralph was a member of the 10th...
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Rose Ella Szuminski

May 13, 1922 - May 29, 2018

Rose Ella Szuminski, age 96, died Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at the Father Murray Nursing Center in Center Line, Michigan. She was born on May 13, 1922 in Detroit, daughter of the late Ewfimi and the late Ella (nee: Milley) Melnek. Rose was the beloved wife of the late Edward. Dear sister of Anne (nee: Melnek) Groesbeck, and Lillyan (nee: Melnek) Dodman. Loving aunt of Cherylanne (Terrence) Yerke ...
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Douglas James Martin

August 14, 1924 - May 26, 2018

Douglas James Martin, age 93 and a resident of Warren, Michigan for over 58 years, died Saturday, May 26, 2018 at the Fraser Villa Care Facility in Fraser, Michigan. Douglas was born August 14, 1924, along with his twin brother Donald, in the Mount Olivet Cemetery in Detroit, Michigan. Over the years people have always been curious how twins were born in a cemetery? The answer was that Douglas...
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Nellie Louise Gondek

August 16, 1920 - May 26, 2018

Nellie Louise Gondek, age 97 of Sterling Heights, Michigan died Saturday, May 26, 2018 at the Church of Christ Care Center in Clinton Township, Michigan. Nellie was born August 16, 1920 in West Virginia, the daughter and fifth child of the late John and the late Mary (nee: Kantor) Uryga. Nellie was extremely proud of her West Virginia roots and esteemed to be the daughter of a coal miner. ...
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Sylvia Mae Williams

May 29, 1930 - May 24, 2018

Sylvia Mae Williams, age 87, died Thursday, May 24, 2018 at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren following a brief illness. Sylvia was born May 29, 1930 in Camden, Tennessee, daughter of the late Jessie James and the late Delphie (nee; Pafford) Jackson. Sylvia was the beloved wife of the late Robert who preceded her in death on July 30, 1996. She was the loving mother of Opal (Bob) Gaines, and...
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Theodore John Wilk

September 9, 1925 - May 24, 2018

Theodore John Wilk age 92, died Thursday, May 24, 2018 at the Village of East Harbor Assisted Living Center in Chesterfield Township, Michigan. Theodore was born September 9, 1925 in Hamtramck, Michigan, son of the late John Wilk and the late Laura (nee: Sawester) Wilk. Ted was raised in Detroit and graduated from Pershing High School. Following his education, Ted served his country in the...
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Arlene Virginia Hiltz

July 15, 1935 - May 23, 2018

Arlene Virginia Hiltz, age 82 of Shelby Township, Michigan, passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side on May 23, 2018. Arlene was born July 15, 1935 in Detroit, daughter of the late Stanley and the late Emily (nee: Perla) Osmialowski. Arlene was the beloved wife of nearly 50 years to the late Robert Hiltz. Dearest mother of Susan Hiltz and Carol Hiltz. Loving grandmother of...
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Helen Vonda Nieman

April 27, 1920 - May 22, 2018

Helen Vonda Nieman, age 98 died Tuesday May 22, 2018 at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren, Michigan. Helen was born April 27, 1920 in Saskatchewan Canada the daughter of the late Anthony and the late Elizabeth Kuchapski. Helen was raised and educated in the Saskatoon area and later met a young United States military man at a local USO dance by the name of Gerald Nieman. What started as a...
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Irene Stack

October 23, 1928 - May 20, 2018

Irene Stack, age 89 of Warren, died Sunday, May 20, 2018 at the Gilbert Residence Nursing Facility in Ypsilanti, Michigan. She was born October 23, 1928 in Detroit, the daughter of the late Frank and the late Agnes (Jaesch) Ortman. Along with being a doting wife and homemaker, Irene was also elated to be a part of the work-world where she was employed as a packer for the New Era Chip Company...
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Helen Marie Cockburn

September 13, 1931 - May 16, 2018

Helen M. Cockburn, age 86 of Warren, and formerly of Marysville, died Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at home with her loved ones by her side. She was born on September 13, 1931 in Detroit, daughter of the late Wilfred and the late Alma V. (nee: Beaulieu) Rioux. Born and raised in Detroit, it is where Helen grew up and enjoyed her childhood, and received her education which culminated in graduating...
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Michael Thomas Steenbergh

October 1, 1949 - May 13, 2018

Michael Thomas Steenbergh, age 68 of Warren, died Sunday, May 13, 2018 at home. He was born October 1, 1949 in Detroit, son of the late Omar Floyd Jr., and the late Margaret (nee: Diehl) Steenbergh. The biggest story of all is always the "Love Story,"…and Mike's began at a young age, yet even younger for the girl of his eye, Kathryn. A mere 15 years old when they met, their dating would soon...
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James Robert Peake

March 15, 1932 - May 12, 2018

James Robert Peake, age 86 of Warren, died Saturday, May 12, 2018 at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township, Michigan. He was born March 15, 1932 in Newberry, Michigan, son of the late Frederick and the late Mary Louise (nee: Barber) Peake. James was imbued with a strong work ethos that was evidenced on a daily basis in his job as an Operational Engineer in the construction industry....
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Donald Thomas Rutkowski

May 15, 1931 - May 11, 2018

Donald Thomas Rutkowski, age 86 of Sterling Heights, died Friday, May 11, 2018 at home surrounded by his loving family. Donald was born May 15, 1931 in Detroit, son of the late Victor and the late Justine (nee: Chmilewski) Rutkowski. Donald was the beloved husband of Pearl. Dear father of Pauline (Bogdan) Balan and Janet (Ben) Rodriguez. Loving grandfather of Thomas (Tracy) Milo, Kristen...
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June Marie Lynden

June 10, 1936 - May 11, 2018

June M. Lynden, age 81, died on Friday, May 11, 2018 in Southport, North Carolina surrounded by her loving family. She was born June 10, 1936 in Detroit, Michigan, the only daughter of the late Henry Sinden, and the late Aimee (nee: La Rocque) Sinden. She was the beloved wife of the late Bernard "Bernie" J. Dearest mother Mark (Carol), Paul (Caroline), and John (Karen). Loving grandmother of...
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Arthur Powers

May 12, 1938 - May 8, 2018

Arthur Powers, age 79, died Tuesday, May 8, 2018 in Oxford, Michigan. Arthur was born May 12, 1938 in Detroit, son of the late Paul and the late Angela (nee Czaplinski) Porvaznik. Born and raised in Detroit, he proudly attended the iconic Cass Tech High School. In 1955, at the young age of 17, Art answered the call of patriotism and set off to serve our country as an airman in the United...
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Frank E. Dulapa

October 6, 1918 - May 7, 2018

Frank E. Dulapa, Age 99 of Warren, died Monday, May 7, 2018 at home surrounded by his loving family. Frank was born October 6, 1918 in Flint, Michigan, son of the late Edward and the late Veronica (nee: Kata) Dulapa. The proud son of Polish immigrants, Frank and his family would eventually make their way to Hamtramck in the early 1920's. He attended St. Florian Grade School, and graduated...
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Donald Leroy Kish

July 1, 1945 - May 5, 2018

Donald Leroy Kish, age 72 of Warren, died Saturday, May 5, 2018 at home. He was born July 1, 1945 in Detroit, son of the late James E. and the late Goldie I. (nee: Bywaters) Kish. With thanks and praise from a grateful nation, we pay homage to Donald for his service to our country amidst the Vietnam War era. As a soldier in the U.S. Army, he served with pride until receiving his honorable...
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Thomas Michael Gondek

January 14, 1952 - May 1, 2018

Thomas Michael Gondek, age 66, died Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township, Michigan. Thomas was born January 14, 1952 in Detroit, Michigan, son of Nellie (nee: Uryga) Gondek and the late John Gondek. Thomas was born with Down Syndrome, a disability that never seemed to distract his personal happiness nor his family's love for him. As a young boy he played...
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Stanley Dwayne Bowman

June 5, 1955 - April 30, 2018

Stanley Dwayne Bowman, age 62, died unexpectedly on Monday, April 30, 2018 at McLaren Macomb Hospital in Mount Clemens, Michigan. Stanley was born June 5, 1955 in Detroit, Michigan, son of the late Henry Bowman and the late Lola (nee: Brown) Bowman. Stanley worked for his brother in the construction trades, and time away from work was often enjoyed in the solitude of his home. Stanley is...
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Richard Lewis Janks

July 9, 1939 - April 30, 2018

Richard Lewis Janks, age 78, died Monday, April 30, 2018 at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren. Richard was born July 9, 1939 in Detroit, son of the late Elmer Lewis and the late Thelma Lois (nee Konneker) Janks. At the young age of 24 years old, life was just beginning to take flight for Richard when a diversion called the Vietnam War changed everything. Our country called his name and...
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Teresa Mary Hengstebeck

August 27, 1935 - April 30, 2018

Teresa Mary Hengstebeck, age 82 of Warren, died Monday, April 30, 2018 at Atria Shorehaven Assisted Living in Sterling Heights. Teresa was born August 27, 1935 in Detroit, daughter of the late Frank and the late Bernice (nee: Racisz) Rogers. Teresa was a homemaker and loved caring for her family and home. She was a loving wife to Jim, and their marriage of 59 years showed us all their devotion...
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Lorraine M. Kozlowski

November 14, 1947 - April 26, 2018

Lorraine M. Kozlowski, age 70, died Thursday, April 26, 2018 at her home in Sterling Heights, Michigan. Lorraine was born November 14, 1947 in Detroit, Michigan, daughter of the late Chester and the late Lillian (nee: Rakoczy) Kozlowski. Lorraine was raised in Macomb County, primarily the Clinton Township area, and would attend and graduate from St. Mary's Catholic School in Mount Clemens. ...
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Genevieve Mae Polk

April 26, 1925 - April 25, 2018

Genevieve Mae Polk, age 92 of Sterling Heights, died Wednesday, April 25, 2018, just one day shy of her birthday. She passed peacefully at home while under the compassionate care of the professional staff at Beaumont Hospice. Genevieve was the beloved wife of the late William, and dearest mother of Gerrie Mae Woods, Donna (Jerry) Martinson, Thomas Polk, Jim Polk, Larry (Lisa) Polk, Bill Polk,...
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Robert Charles Bayer

August 28, 1928 - April 24, 2018

Robert Charles Bayer, age 89 of Warren, died Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren. He was born August 28, 1928 in Detroit, son of the late Anthony and the late Clara Bayer. With thanks and praise from a grateful nation, we pay homage to Robert for his service to our country during World War II as a soldier in the U.S. Army. For the sacrifices...
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Lorraine Julia Beauchemin

April 12, 1934 - April 20, 2018

Lorraine Julia Beauchemin, age 84 of Warren, Michigan, died Friday, April 20, 2018 at home surrounded by her loved ones. She was born in Detroit, daughter of the late Jake and the late Genevive (nee: Marlinga) Nowak. A consummate homemaker and Mom, Lorraine poured the best parts of the tender-loving-care she possessed into her family and making sure their needs were met and their home was...
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Virginia Smolarski

June 12, 1924 - April 16, 2018

Virginia Smolarski, age 93 of Warren, Michigan, died Monday April 16, 2018 at the Gilbert Residence in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Virginia was born June 12, 1924 in Detroit, Michigan, daughter of the late Anthony Dykla and the late Melvina (nee: Leszczynski) Dykla. Virginia was the beloved wife of the late Ted Smolarski, and the dear mother of Ronald (Patricia) Smolarski. Mrs. Smolarski was also...
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Lorraine Mary Jarmaga

August 7, 1924 - April 16, 2018

Lorraine Mary Jarmaga, age 93, died Monday, April 16, 2018 at Lourdes Nursing Home in Waterford, Michigan. Lorraine was born August 7, 1924 in Detroit, Michigan, the daughter of the late Anthony Klein and the late Mary (nee: Szhankin) Klein. Lorraine attended school until the 8th grade and, like other youths of this era, went to work as a young girl. She later met and married the love of her...
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Charles Albert Strackbein

September 2, 1941 - April 14, 2018

Charles Albert Strackbein, age 76, died Saturday, April 14, 2018 surrounded by his family in Warren, Michigan. Charles was born on September 2, 1941 and was the middle of three sons of the late Chester A. Strackbein and the late Madeline M. (nee: Gunst) Strackbein. Charles was born and raised in Detroit. Following his graduation from Cass Tech High School, Charles served our country as a...
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Mary Ann Osmialowski

October 26, 1938 - April 13, 2018

Mary Ann Osmialowski, age 79 of Warren, Michigan, died Friday, April 13, 2018 . Mary was born October 26, 1938 in Detroit, Michigan, daughter of the late Stanley and the late Emily (nee: Perla) Osmialowski. Mary Ann was the beloved sister of Arlene (the late Robert) Hiltz, and sister-in-law of the late Robert Hiltz. She was the cherished aunt of Susan L. Hiltz and Carol Hiltz. Mary Ann was...
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Dawn Marie Orjada

March 1, 1962 - April 13, 2018

Dawn Marie Orjada, age 56, died Friday, April 13, 2018, surrounded by her loving family, at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren, Michigan. Dawn was born March 1, 1962 in Detroit, daughter of Gerald John Adam and Marlene Alexia (nee: Baska) Adam. Dawn was raised in East Detroit and graduated from East Detroit High School, a proud member of the Class of 1980. Following high school, Dawn...
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Jean Patricia Stodolak

June 14, 1933 - April 11, 2018

Jean Patricia Stodolak, age 84 of Center Line, died Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at the Windemere Park Assisted Living Facility & Nursing Center in Warren, Michigan. She was born June 14, 1933 in Detroit, daughter of the late Joseph and the late Sophia (nee: Jezierski) Stodolak. At an early age, Jean knew the importance of education which led her to study hard and apply herself towards the goal...
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Fred Eugene Goeldi, Sr.

June 2, 1932 - April 11, 2018

Fred Eugene Goeldi, Sr., age 85 of Warren, died Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren. He was born June 2, 1932 in Detroit, son of the late Fred and the late Amelia (nee: Schnedier) Goeldi. Just barely out of high school, Fred was a young 19 years of age when he felt the urge to answer the call of patriotism as he enlisted in our great armed...
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Rory Byron Twomey

February 26, 1978 - April 10, 2018

Rory Byron Twomey, age 40, died suddenly on Tuesday, April 10, 2018. Rory was born February 26, 1978 in Cass City, Michigan to Donald John and Sara Jane (nee Lyons) Twomey. Rory was the beloved husband of Melanie. Cherished father of Mary and Grace. Dearest son of Donald J. & Sara J. Twomey, and son-in-law of James (Constance) McMullen. Brother of Emily (Colin) Quinn, Johnfrancis (Megan)...
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Calvin Patrick Goniwicha

March 17, 1928 - April 10, 2018

Calvin Patrick Goniwicha, age 90 of Warren, died Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born March 17, 1928 in Ruth, Michigan, son of the late Albert George and the late Martha (nee: Oparka) Goniwicha. As a young adult, Calvin decided to leave the roots of his childhood and head for the city where opportunities for work were much more promising. Detroit is the...
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William Paul Trudgeon

May 8, 1929 - April 9, 2018

William Paul Trudgeon, age 88 of Warren, died Monday, April 9, 2018 at home surrounded by his loved ones. He was born May 8, 1929 in Calumet, Michigan, son of the late Howard and the late Agnes (nee: Birk) Trudgeon. When God created William, a special touch was added when He instilled music within his heart. As he grew, music became a vital and prominent aspect of William's life which...
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Benjamin Harding Lewis, Jr.

May 23, 1936 - April 8, 2018

Benjamin Harding Lewis Jr., "Ben" , age 81 of Okemos, died Sunday, April 8, 2018. Ben was born May 23, 1936 in Wyoming, Pennsylvania, son of the late Benjamin Harding Lewis and and the late Sara Elizabeth (nee: Reid) Lewis. Ben's family moved from Pennsylvania to Royal Oak, Michigan when Ben was a young boy. The family settled into Royal Oak where Ben attended Royal Oak Schools. As a young...
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Roger Louis Sputa

February 9, 1935 - April 4, 2018

Roger Louis Sputa, age 83 of Hamtramck, died Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at the Medilodge of Sterling Heights. He was born February 9, 1935 in Detroit, son of the late Frank and Ann Sputa. Husband of Sandra L. Dear father of Karen Brinkey and Rick (Kim) Sputa. Brother of Larry Sputa, the late Sharon, the late Art, and the late Marvin. Beloved grandfather of Dennis (Haley) Brinkey, Sandra Brinkey...
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Jack Donald Nagy

January 14, 1929 - April 3, 2018

Jack Donald Nagy, age 89 of Warren, died Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at Beaumont Hospital in Troy, Michigan. He was born January 14, 1929 in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan, son of the late Jacob and the late Margarethe Ottilie (nee: Heitmann) Nagy. A proud patriot and esteemed member of our Greatest Generation, it was at the young age of 17 that this budding teenager was soon thrust into adulthood...
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Linda Jean Bankey

August 27, 1953 - April 1, 2018

Linda Jean Bankey, age 64 of Warren, died Sunday, April 1, 2018 at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township, Michigan. She was born August 27, 1953 in Detroit, daughter of John and Dorothy (nee: Stoecker) Seniw. Born and raised in Detroit, Linda grew up in a neighborhood that was rife with kids,…so she was never at a loss for sharing many of the activities that kids tend to gravitate...
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Helen Josephine Kossajda

November 30, 1922 - March 31, 2018

Helen Josephine Kossajda, age 95 of Farmington, died Saturday, March 31, 2018 at the Arden Court Assisted Living Center in Sterling Heights, Michigan. She was born November 30, 1922 in Mansfield Township, New Jersey, daughter of the late Konstanty and the late Kazimiera (nee: Kaszuba) Grudzinski. When contemplating the phrase, "True Grit,"…perhaps many of our minds would turn to the iconic...
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Nicole Eloise McKenzie

August 28, 1953 - March 31, 2018

McKenzie, Nicole Eloise, age 64, died Saturday, March 31, 2018 at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. Nicole was born August 28, 1953 in Big Bridge, Westmoreland, Jamaica to the late Ivan Byron and the late Olive (nee: Bahadur) Barrett. Nicole was the beloved wife of Lenox McKenzie. Loving mother of Lennox (Michelle) McKenzie Jr., Karyn (Kahalan) Butler, Mark (Camilla) McKenzie, and Greg (Kares)...
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Irene Jane Barnes

May 19, 1936 - March 29, 2018

Irene Jane Barnes, age 81, died Thursday, March 29, 2018 at Windemere Park Assisted Living in Warren, Michigan. Irene was born May 19, 1936 in Hamtramck, daughter of the late John and the late Antonina (nee: Cyronek) Wiencus. Irene and her two sisters were raised in the small Polish community of Hamtramck. The family would remain in Hamtramck through Irene's graduation from St. Ladislaus High...
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Edward Anthony Brzostowski

September 1, 1923 - March 27, 2018

Edward Anthony Brzostowski, age 94, died Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at his home in Warren. Ed was born September 1, 1923 in Hamtramck to the late Bronsilaw and the late Dominka (nee: Knopka) Brzostowski. With thanks and praise from a grateful nation, we pay homage to Edward for his service to our country during World War II as a sailor in the United States Navy. Serving for over 3 years from...
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Donna Hope Graham

August 27, 1932 - March 25, 2018

Donna Hope Graham, age 85 of Sterling Heights, died Sunday, March 25, 2018 at the Shelby Nursing Center in Shelby Township, Michigan. She was born August 27, 1932 in Aurora, Illinois, daughter of the late Robert Roy and the late Jessie Mae (nee: Kelly) Kennedy. Little did they know,…it was an appointment with destiny that would bring Donna and Robert together while enjoying an evening...
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Robert Paul Cornacchio

July 27, 1944 - March 23, 2018

Robert Paul Cornacchio, age 73 of Warren, died Friday, March 23, 2018 at the St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren surrounded by his loved ones. He was born July 27, 1944 in Detroit, son of the late Peter Paul and the late Antoinette (nee: Falone) Cornacchio. Robert was barely out of high school, a mere 18 years old, when his heart and mind led him to a very adult decision...
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Joseph William Terescik

March 4, 1946 - March 22, 2018

Joseph William Terescik, age 72 of Warren, died Thursday, March 22, 2018 at St. John Providence Park Hospital in Novi. He was born March 4, 1946 in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, son of the late Thomas and the late Catherine (nee: Pelish) Terescik. A proud veteran of our distinguished armed forces, Joseph served with honor as a soldier in the United States Army during the Vietnam War era. Stationed...
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Eleanora Poplawski

October 5, 1932 - March 20, 2018

Eleanora Poplawski, age 85, died Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren following a short illness. Eleanora was born October 5, 1932 in Detroit to the late Joseph and the late Lucille (nee: Grabowski) Cieslinski. Born in Detroit, that is where Eleanora spent her childhood years attending the iconic, Transfiguration Catholic School, the same of which she would become a...
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Shirley Anne Modjeski

August 17, 1937 - March 19, 2018

Shirley Anne Modjeski, age 80, died Monday March 19, 2018 at St. John Medical Center in Detroit, Michigan. Shirley was born August 17, 1937 in Detroit Michigan the daughter of the late William and Josephine Watt. Shirley was raised in Detroit and graduated from Commerce High School. Following her schooling Shirley went to work for Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Shirley would later marry the...
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Ronald Michael Kosa

July 14, 1946 - March 19, 2018

Ronald Michael Kosa, age 71 of Warren, died Monday, March 19, 2018 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital in Warren. He was born July 14, 1946 in Detroit, son of the late Sylvester and the late Margit (nee: Meray) Kosa. With thanks and praise from a grateful nation, we pay homage to Ronald for his service to our country as an airman in the United States Air Force. Serving during the Vietnam War...
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Kenneth Casimir Konwinski

March 27, 1946 - March 18, 2018

Kenneth C. Konwinski, age71, died Sunday, March 18, 2018 at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. Kenneth was born March 27, 1946 in Presque Isle to the late Casimir J. and the late Amely M. (nee: Budnik) Konwinski. Ken and Margaret were married nearly 54 years and were devoted to their large, loving family. He enjoyed traveling and the family camped for many years. Some favorite vacations were to...
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Marye Agnes Mackson

November 26, 1919 - March 17, 2018

Marye Agnes Mackson, age 98, died Saturday, March 17, 2018 at the Shelby Nursing Center in Shelby Township, Michigan. She was born November 26, 1919 in Czechoslovakia, daughter of the late Joseph and the late Susanna (nee: Viskup) Mayernick. Marye was the beloved wife of the late Stephen. Dearest sister of Helen Mayernick, Ann Guido, and Shirley Holland. She is also survived by many loving...
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Richard Cameron Kennedy

March 31, 1952 - March 17, 2018

Richard Cameron Kennedy, age 65, died Saturday, March 17, 2018, at his home in St. Clair Shores, Michigan, after a valiant battle against Progressive Supranuclear Palsy "PSP". Rick was born March 31, 1952 in Detroit, Michigan, son of the late Alexander Kennedy and the late Marilyn (nee: Vice) Kennedy. Rick graduated from Grosse Pointe's St. Paul Catholic High School in 1970. He attended...
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Patricia Dolores Fedruk

January 1, 1935 - March 16, 2018

Patricia Dolores Fedruk, age 83, died Friday, March 16, 2018 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital in Warren. Patricia was born at home in Hamtramck on January 1, 1935, daughter of the late Anthony and the late Geraldine (nee: Winiarski) Pietrzak. Born and raised in Hamtramck, Patricia's story of growing up and becoming the wonderful woman she was began by her entering this world at the mere...
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Joshua David Harding

February 2, 1996 - March 13, 2018

Joshua David Harding, age 22, died on March 13, 2018 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital in Warren, Michigan. He was born February 2, 1996 in Royal Oak, Michigan, the son of Scott Harding and Mary Lou Donnellon. "He was born"…words that describe a life changing event for loving parents such as Scott and Mary Lou, an event that now seems like it was a moment ago. And just where does a scribe...
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Rita Jean Cerankowski

February 2, 1930 - March 12, 2018

Rita Jean Cerankowski age 88 died March 12, 2018 at St. John Medical Center in Detroit, Michigan. Rita was born February 2, 1930 in Detroit, Michigan the daughter of the late John Swoboda and the late Hedwig (nee: Majewski) Swoboda. The extraordinary life and personality that is Rita Jean Cerankowski came to rest on March 12, 2018. Devoted wife of the late Eugene Cerankowski, loving...
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