Our Obituaries

Moneta Louise Wilkins

December 13, 1939 - January 24, 2018


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Percy J. L. Worley

April 17, 1930 - January 17, 2018

Percy Jefferson Lawrence Worley, age 86, of Rochester Hills passed away January 17, 2018. Beloved Husband of 64 years to Wilma; dear father of Wilma Parker, Sherry Putnam, Jefferson Worley, and Loretta Worley Moshier, preceded in death by his daughters Charlotte Boynton, Linda Nowicki Worley, and son Terry Worley, caring grandfather, great grandfather, and great great grandfather. Brother of...
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Frederick Allen Spencer

December 5, 1939 - January 17, 2018

SPENCER, Frederick Allen, age 78, of Auburn Hills, died January 17, 2018. Frederick was born on December 5, 1939 in Novesto Twp., MI, son of Alvah and Lena (Klein) Spencer. He is survived by: his wife of 53 years, Elaine Eleanor (Line); Children Kim (Doug) Simpson, Deena (Dave) Cummings, Todd (Tina) Spencer; Grandchildren Justin (Rachel) Brown, Brittany Brown, Shelby Simpson, Zachary Simpson,...
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Grover E. Schatz

May 27, 1923 - January 14, 2018

Grover E. Schatz, age 94, of Auburn Hills, passed away January 14, 2018. Beloved husband of Catherine; dear father of the late John (Gloria) Schatz; caring grandfather of John (Viktoriya) Schatz and Jill (Sean) Flatter; great-grandfather of Brigette, Riley, Logan, Christian, Tristan, and Danielle; and brother of Christine Schaeffer, the late Wanda Miller, and Beverly (Robert) Lutz.Grover was born...
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Angela C. Szymanski

September 2, 1921 - January 14, 2018

SZYMANSKI, Angela Carla, 96, of Orion, passed away January 14, 2018. She was born in Chions, Italy on September 2, 1921. She immigrated to Canada where she married Louis Szymanski on November 28, 1942 before immigrating to the United States. Mother of Richard (Janice) Szymanski and Raymond (Diane) Szymanski; grandmother of Paul, Nicole, Lisa and Janise. Funeral Service will be 12 noon on...
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Charles R. Hennessy

August 9, 1937 - January 6, 2018

Charles R. HennessyAuburn Hills - age 80, passed away on Jan. 6, 2018. Beloved husband of 57 years to Mary Ellen (McNamara) Hennessy. Loving father to John, Patricia (Tom) Hammett and Ed (Liza). Grandfather to Michael, Megan, Madison, Caitlin and Alison. Born in Brooklyn, NY. Graduated from Manhattan College and earned an MBA from St. John's University. Charlie worked for the Ford Motor Company...
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Paul Michael Landry

August 13, 1954 - January 6, 2018

Paul Michael Landry, 63, of Rochester Hills, passed away Jan 6, 2018. Beloved husband of the Robin; dear father of Anthony (Tom) D'Angelo; Michael (Misshell) and Kevin (Anna) Landry; caring grandfather of Tyler, Matthew, Ally, Emily, Cody, and Bratanna; brother of Gail Landry, Linda (Holly) Wilson, and Bryan Landry.Paul was born the son of Paul and Zella (Marshall) Landry in Pontiac on Aug 13,...
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Randy William Rudd

May 17, 1959 - January 3, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Pixley Funeral Home, Auburn Hills, MI.
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Robert David Goetz

April 25, 1931 - January 2, 2018

Robert David 'Bob' Goetz, 86, of Rochester Hills, passed away January 2nd, 2018. Beloved husband of the late Jacqueline ; dear father of Sue (Steven) McCalden, late Pam Richards, David Goetz, Mark (Kim) Goetz, and Scott Goetz; caring grandfather of Stacy, Michelle, Stephen, Heather, Clayton, Krista, Tricha, David, Jaclyn, and Ashley; great-grandfather of 25; and brother of Dorothy Davis. Bob was...
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Harold Francis Younkin

February 3, 1951 - December 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Pixley Funeral Home, Auburn Hills, MI.
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Richard Scott Green

October 2, 1942 - December 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Pixley Funeral Home, Auburn Hills, MI.
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Kenneth L. Smith

April 2, 1958 - December 8, 2017

Kenneth Lloyd Smith, 59, of Rochester Hills, passed away December 8, 2017. Beloved husband of Sue; dear father of Jessica (Larry) Pete and Kristina (John) Bauer; caring grandfather of Drake, Brooke, Wesley, and Kaylee; and caring brother of Dean Smith (John Livingston), Julia Kepsel, and Phil Carver. Ken was born the son of Wesley and Ina (Mathews) Smith in Detroit on April 2, 1958. He's a 1976...
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Alice M. Perlick

December 19, 1908 - November 30, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Pixley Funeral Home, Auburn Hills, MI.
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Marilyn Louise Van Wormer

March 22, 1949 - November 26, 2017

VANWORMER, Marilyn (Calcutt), age 68, passed away Nov. 26th, 2017 at Legacy House (Hospice) in Ocala, FL. She fought hard but Pancreatic Cancer won. Marilyn was born March 22nd 1949 to Ralph (Sonny) Calcutt and Geraldine (Sniecinski) Calcutt in Bay City, MI. She graduated from Bay City Central in 1967. She married her husband George VanWormer, from Alpena, on April 27th 1968. She loved doing her...
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David James McCarty

December 21, 1922 - November 24, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Pixley Funeral Home, Auburn Hills, MI.
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Margaret Watters

July 8, 1926 - November 23, 2017

Margaret Watters died on Thanksgiving Morning, 2017-just in time to join her late husband, Jack Watters, in oversight of their family's Thanksgiving dinner. Margaret spent her last day on this earth with her family by her side. The compassionate Staff of Harbor Chase in Auburn Hills-aided by Heartland Hospice--cared for her until the end.Margaret Watters was born on July 8, 1926, in Birmingham,...
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Shelley Lynn Recchia

October 31, 1968 - November 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Pixley Funeral Home, Auburn Hills, MI.
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Robert L. Bennett

March 28, 1973 - November 7, 2017

BENNETT, Robert L., age 44, of Auburn Hills, passed away November 7, 2017. He was born in Rochester on March 28, 1973. Robert graduated from Avondale High School in 1992. He is preceded in death by his father, Dennis Bennett. Robert is survived by his sons, Alexander, age 11 and Andrew, age 8; his mother, Iva Bennett; his sister, Erin (Kurt) Sherry; his nephews, Kameron, age 6 and Kristian, age 4...
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Loraine Trebert

July 21, 1925 - November 4, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Pixley Funeral Home, Auburn Hills, MI.
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Audrey Kathleen Attenberger

September 18, 1929 - November 4, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Pixley Funeral Home, Auburn Hills, MI.
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Delores E. Swartz

September 3, 1924 - November 1, 2017

Delores Emaline (Rash) Swartz, 93, of Auburn Hills, passed away Wednesday November 1, 2017. She was born on September 3, 1924 in Pontiac Michigan. Delores graduated from Auburn Heights High School in 1942 and married L.D. Swartz in Pontiac on July 31st, 1945 while L.D. was on leave from WWII. Delores proudly raised and nurtured five children: Leroy (Anna) Swartz, Joyce (Richard) Smith, Gary ...
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Marilyn Ruth Fisher

August 5, 1948 - October 30, 2017

Marilyn Ruth Fisher, 69, of Bloomfield Hills, died suddenly in an accident on October 30, 2017. Wife of Gary; mother of Jeff (Vicki) and Scott Fisher; grandmother of Lindsey, Jacob, Betsey, Peyton, Melanie, Mitchell, and Reece; and sister of Bob, Kathy, and Jim Schneider. Preceded in death by parents Arthur and Margaret (Crockett) Schneider and granddaughter Courtney. Born in Detroit...
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May Ruth Rock

June 30, 1931 - October 24, 2017

May Ruth Rock, 86, of Rochester Hills, passed away Tuesday October 24, 2017. Loving mother of Lesley Rock, Charles (Marcia) Rock, Mary Jane (Tom) Alcorn, and William (Debbie) Rock; dear grandmother to eleven grandchildren and fifteen great- grandchildren; and caring sister of Hazen (Betty) Holey, Edward (late Joann) Holey, Gracie (George) Rosin, and sister-in-law Becky Thomas. May was...
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Laura Ellen Shafer

August 4, 1919 - October 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Pixley Funeral Home, Auburn Hills, MI.
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Marjorie Evelyn Johnson

February 28, 1925 - October 20, 2017

JOHNSON, Marjorie Evelyn, age 92, of Auburn Hills, passed away October 20, 2017. She was born in Battle Creek, Michigan on February 28, 1925 to the late Chester and Constance (nee King) Watson. Marjorie graduated from Pontiac High School and was employed by the Bloomfield Hills School District for many years as a School Bus Driver. She loved music: singing in the Auburn Hills Presbyterian Church...
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Darrin Quinn

September 26, 1969 - October 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Pixley Funeral Home, Auburn Hills, MI.
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Frank Philip Skotzke

November 8, 1919 - October 12, 2017

Frank Philip Skotzke, 97, of Oscoda Michigan, passed away on October 12, 2017. Frank was the loving husband of Francis Skotzke; dear father of Greg (Susan) Skotzke, Kurt Skotzke, and James (Carol) Skotzke; cherished grandfather of Keith, Amanda, Jeffrey and Janet, and great-grandfather of Ahlivia; caring brother of Genivieve (late Michael) Hyder, Rose Marie Skotzke; and brother-in-law to Mary...
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Keegan Dennis Dehring

March 10, 1989 - October 10, 2017

KEEGAN DEHRING, age 28 of Yale, Michigan, died October 10, 2017. Keegan was born on March 10, 1989 in Warren. Keegan was an Auto Body Technician at Graff Financial in Sandusky, MI. He had a passion for the outdoors, country living, and cars. He is survived by his parents Lisa (Don) Williamson and Dennis Dehring; his amazing son Wyatt Hunter Dehring (Boogar) and Nicole Proctor. Also survived by...
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Jeannie Lynn Watson

October 12, 1949 - October 6, 2017

WATSON, Jeannie Lynn, 67, of Rochester Hills, Michigan, passed away October 6, 2017. She was born in Detroit, Michigan on October 12, 1949. Jeannie was preceded in death by her parents Edwin and Beatrice Watson; her husband Gary Stahl; along with her sister Violet Conner. She is survived by her children Karla (Eric) Bierkamp and Sharla Brown; her grandchildren Kayla (Kyle) Coleman, Austin, Evan,...
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Bonnie Lee Stockard

May 24, 1929 - September 28, 2017

Bonnie Lee Stockard (Kimble), 88, of Auburn Hills, passed away Thursday September 28, 2017. Loving wife of Robert Stockard for 71 years; dear mother of Bonnie F. Stockard, Bettie (fiancé' Alok Gupta) Tucker, and Lonnie (fiancée' Renee Byrd) Stockard; cherished grandmother of Arlene and Brian (Cathy) Tucker and great-grandmother to Justin, Eric and Philip Tucker, Zachary Born, and Jade...
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Sherie Lynn Miller

March 28, 1955 - September 24, 2017

SHERIE LYNN MILLER, age 62, of Rochester Hills, died Sunday, September 24, 2017. Sherie was born on March 28, 1955 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, daughter of the late Orville and Bernice (Samson) Augsburger. She was also preceded in death by her first husband Patrick Walimaki, husband Earl Miller and a brother Bob Augsburger. Sherie is survived by her children, Patrick Wilimaki of Rochester Hills,...
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Gail W. Nau

January 6, 1934 - September 7, 2017

NAU, GAIL W. Age 83, of Auburn Hills, September 7, 2017; husband of Vicki; father of Karen (Tim) White, Anne (Jeff) Hatfield and David (Anita) Nau; grandfather of Logan, Aiden, Chase, David Roman and David Easton; also survived by stepdaughter, Staci Sessions and brother-in-law, Lou Miller. Gail worked in the restaurant and catering business his entire career, retiring in 1992; he was also a...
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Douglas Alan Hammes

October 20, 1956 - August 21, 2017

Hammes, Douglas "Doug" Alan, age 60, passed away peacefully Monday, August 21, 2017. Born October 20, 1956 to Douglas E. Hammes and Hazel A. Hammes-Fishell. Doug Married Sandra Koble on October 20, 2008 and resided in Rochester Hills, MI, formerly of Union Lake, MI. He worked for General Motors for many years. Doug enjoyed spending time with his two children and three grandchildren who...
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Berjuhi Metzoian

November 16, 1933 - August 14, 2017

METZOIAN, Berjuhi, 83, born November 16, 1933 in Pontiac, passed away on August 14, 2017 in Pontiac. Berjuhi was a resident of Auburn Hills for 58 years, currently retired and since 2015, a resident of American House - Oakland in Pontiac. A loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother, she is survived by her daughters, Elizabeth and Martha (and their families including five grandchildren and...
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Betty Ann Ayers

August 8, 1931 - August 7, 2017

Betty Ann Ayers (Miller), 85 of Auburn Hills, passed away August 7, 2017. Betty is survived by her five children: Brenda Pry, Kathy (Greg) Joseph, Barbara Ayers, Jeffrey Ayers, and Jennifer (Brian) Frabutt; four grandchildren: Jacob (Kelly) Joseph, Caitlin (James) Pavlik, Emily Joseph, and Chloe Frabutt; and her brother Samuel (Joanne) Miller. Born the daughter of John and Orrie (Edwards) Miller...
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Phyllis Marie Hagemeister

July 15, 1923 - July 30, 2017

HAGEMEISTER, Phyllis Marie, 94, of Auburn Hills, formerly of Troy, passed away July 30, 2017. She was born in Oakland Township to the late William and Millie Bliemaster on July 15, 1923.She graduated from Rochester High School. She was married the late Weldon "Duke" Hagemeister. Mother of the late Sharon Fearn and Nancy (Steve) Heiser; grandmother of the late Shannon (Christopher) Bailey and...
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Steven Eric Dreim

July 3, 1957 - July 17, 2017

Steven Eric Dreim, of Auburn Hills, MI, passed away suddenly on Monday, July 17, 2017 at the age of 60.Steve was born to Elmer C. and Lura Lee (Goodwin) Dreim in 1957 in Detroit, MI. The eldest of four children, Steve graduated from Madison High School. Following peace-time service in the US Army, Steve received his Bachelor's and Masters degrees in the areas of information technology and...
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Linda Kay Powell

June 20, 1948 - July 11, 2017

Linda Kay PowellJune 20, 1948 - July 11, 2017Linda passed quietly in her sleep after struggling with illness most of her life. She is survived by her husband Cecil, sister Rose (Bruce Parduhn) Kugler. She also leaves behind daughters Casey (Mike) Lopez, Corey (Soli) Leon and three grandchildren Cameron, Eli, and Jessie. Linda was the daughter of the late Ernest and Ruth Kugler who loved her...
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Roberta J. Edelmann

January 20, 1934 - July 8, 2017

Roberta J. Edelmann, age 83, passed away July 8, 2017 at her residence in Auburn Hills Roberta was born in Dearborn, MI, graduated from Cheboygan, Michigan High School and attended Central Michigan University. She was married to Karl R. Edelmann on November 30, 1957 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Royal Oak, Michigan by Reverend William Cunningham. They resided in Koln, Germany 1960 through...
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Karen Flaherty

January 4, 1946 - July 6, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Pixley Funeral Home, Auburn Hills, MI.
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Joan Faye Rossman

November 17, 1940 - July 5, 2017

JOAN FAYE ROSSMAN, of Rochester Hills, formerly of Oxford, Michigan, passed away peacefully from advanced dementia on July 5th, 2017. She was a former business owner of the Gambles Hardware Store in Oxford, and then relocated to Rochester Hills about 30 years ago. Joan then started her own Real Estate company, J Rossman & Associates, where she sold manufactured homes in Avon on the Lakes...
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Wanda Marcelle Farrell

August 14, 1923 - June 26, 2017

Wanda Marcelle Farrell (Pillow), 93, formerly of Auburn Hills, passed away June 26, 2017 in Rio Rico, AZ. Loving Mother of Nelda (Hyten) Thompson, Shirley (Dr. Arturo) Ortega, and Bruce (Gail) Farrell. Step-Mom of David (Leota) Farrell and Margaret (Roy) Heckman. Dear Grandmother to eight grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren, caring sister of Marion Hicks and Mildred Scott. Wanda...
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Marguerite Lucille Abbott

March 30, 1924 - June 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Pixley Funeral Home, Auburn Hills, MI.
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Anthony Michael

August 5, 1920 - June 7, 2017

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Anthony Michael

August 5, 1920 - June 7, 2017

Anthony Michael, 96, of Troy, Michigan, passed away June 7th, 2017. He was born in Detroit, Michigan on August 5th, 1920. Anthony attended St. Peter and Paul Jesuit School in Detroit. He was married to LaNae Rose Michael on February 7th, 1959. Anthony was a business owner in the Tool and Die Industry. He served in the U.S. Army, in the South Pacific during WWII. Anthony had a passion for fishing,...
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Lois Eleanor Black

August 11, 1922 - June 1, 2017

BLACK, Lois Eleanor, age 94, formerly of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, peacefully passed away June 1, 2017 in Rochester Hills, Michigan. She was born on August 11, 1922 in Thompsontown, Pennsylvania to the late Clarence I. and Mary L. Wetzler. Lois married the late William E. Black in San Francisco, California on September 17, 1943. Loving mother of Linda (BJ) Thornton and Bill (Martha) Black;...
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Robert W. Grusnick

August 31, 1940 - May 31, 2017

GRUSNICK, Robert W., 76, of Auburn Hills, went home with his savior May 31, 2017. He was born to the late William and Dorothy Grusnick on August 31, 1940 in Pontiac. Bob graduated from Avondale HS in 1958. He was the Pontiac Township Supervisor from 1972 until 1983 when he helped form the City of Auburn Hills, where he served as the 1st Mayor, from 1983 - 1994. Loving husband of Vivian (nee...
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Agnes E. Lange

February 9, 1926 - May 26, 2017

Agnes Elizabeth Lange (Kaczmarczyk), 91, of Auburn Hills, passed away May 26, 2017. Beloved mother of Ann (David) Kolasinski, Joyce Cherry, Katherine (Michael) Niekamp, Richard Lange Jr., Paul Lange, Charles Lange, Karen Moore, and Carol (Gregory) Cavanaugh; Dear grandmother to 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; Caring aunt to many nieces and nephews. Agnes was predeceased by her...
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Carl Richard Lowell

June 17, 1928 - May 25, 2017

LOWELL, Carl Richard, 88, of Bloomfield Hills, passed away peacefully at his home on May 25, 2017. Loving husband of 66 years to Margaret (Peg), father of Dana (Donna) and Gary (Jane) Proud Grandfather of Garrett, Michele, Shannon, Brett and Matthew (Elizabeth) and Great Grandfather of AnnaBelle Lofquist and Robert Carl Lowell. Carl was born in Portland, Maine on June 17, 1928, after graduation...
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Joyce Arlene Pottenger

April 27, 1947 - May 8, 2017

Joyce Arlene Pottenger (Royer), 70, of Auburn Hills, passed away May 8, 2017. Beloved wife to Don Pottenger for 48 years; Dear mother to Chad (Jennifer) Pottenger and Dawn (Barry) Walker; Cherished grandmother to Chloe, Grace, and Griffin. She is predeceased by her parents Dwayne and Velma Royer and sister Judith Nichols. Joyce was born in Hammond Lake, Indiana on April 27, 1947. She graduated...
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Derek Michael Herbert Hill

June 24, 1989 - April 5, 2017

Derek Hill, age 27, of Shelby Twp, April 5, 2017; loving son of Ronda Hill and Michael Hill (and the late Carol); brother of Andrea (Eric) Ruthenberg; uncle of Emily and Sophia Ruthenberg; grandson of Donna Wilson; great-grandson of Maude Hill; also survived by numerous other family.
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James H. Guy

September 17, 1924 - April 4, 2017

James Guy, 92 of Troy, passed away at home surrounded by his family on April 4, 2017. Loving father of Peggy, Carol (Kevan), and Debbie; proud grandfather of Julianne, Steven (Ginger), and Lindsey (Michael). Preceded in death by his beloved wife Eula, adored grandson James Andrew, and son-in-law Geoff. Jim was born in La Follette, Tennessee in 1924. He joined the Army Air Force in 1943 and worked...
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Peter Paul Denby

November 23, 1971 - April 1, 2017

Denby, Peter Paul, age 45, of Troy, passed away April 1, 2017. He was born in Mt. Clemens, Michigan on November 23, 1971. Peter graduated from Rochester High School. He had a career in plumbing and had a passion for sports and family. Peter is survived by his son, Logan Denby; parents, Deborah Clason & Harold Clason II; niece, Alexandra Piro; nephew, Ethan Souter; sister, Gena Souter; A...
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Karen Sue Ketonen

November 22, 1940 - March 29, 2017

KETONEN, Karen Sue, 76, of Orion, passed away March 29, 2017. Karen was employed by the Leader Dogs for the Blind for over 30 years. Loving mother of Henry (Theresa) and John (Teresa); great-aunt of her beloved Lily Morrison; sister of Nancy Morrison and special friend of Jean (Tom) Humphreys. Funeral Service 12 noon Saturday, April 1, 2017 at Pixley Funeral Home, 3530 Auburn Rd in downtown...
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Joe S. Fultz

September 11, 1929 - March 26, 2017

FULTZ, JOE STANLEY 87; of Auburn Hills; March 26, 2017. Dear father to Karen, Larry, and John; loving Grandfather to five Grandchildren and 16 Great-Grandchildren; also survived by two sisters; and predeceased by five sisters and seven brothers. Born Sept. 11, 1929, Joe grew up in Kentucky, working as an electrician for many years in the coal mines. He married Martha Mae Roark on Dec. 16, 1946....
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Mark Byron Kock

March 22, 1953 - March 22, 2017

Mark Byron Kock, age 64, of Lake Orion, Michigan, passed away on March 22nd, 2017. He was born in Detroit, Michigan on March 22nd, 1953. Mark was married to Betty Lou Kock on September 25th, 1999. He had a career as a mechanic for many years and he had a passion for his yard. Mark was survived by his wife Betty Kock; his children Elizabeth Joann (Doug Lukasik) Watros, Jennifer Lee Neri, Angela ...
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Helen Irene Chapman

May 15, 1921 - March 20, 2017

Helen Irene (Moe) Chapman, age 95, passed away peacefully March 20. She was born in Chicago and raised in Oak Park, IL. She graduated from Cornell College in Mt. Vernon, Iowa, in 1943 but spent her sophomore year at Iowa State University where she met Bill Chapman, a senior and native Iowan. The romance continued and they were married in Oak Park in June 1944 and moved to Detroit. They had...
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Teresa Lynn Eiter

August 1, 1964 - March 8, 2017

Teresa Lynn Eiter, 52, of Auburn Hills, passed away March 8th, 2017. She was born in Warren, Michigan on August 1st, 1964. Teresa graduated from Avondale High School. She was married to Joseph Henry Eiter for 29 years. Teresa was survived by her daughter Krystal Lynn Eiter; her grandson James Edward Stuller; and her siblings Terry (Annette) Compagnari, Easter Shagena, Frank (Patricia) Compagnari,...
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Thomas Allen Reed

July 28, 1946 - February 21, 2017

REED, Thomas A., age 70, of Waterford, formerly of Rochester Hills, February 21, 2017; loving husband of Brenda Davis Moore; dear father of Devon, Jason (Kay), Roddy (Shelly), Amy (Matt) and Kelly (Matt); also 8 grandchildren; son of Josephine Baker and the late Newman Reed; brother of John Reed and Kathy Triffo. Tom was a Vietnam veteran with a passion for family, current events, Detroit sports...
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Eugene Lloyd Adolph

April 16, 1946 - February 20, 2017

ADOLPH, Eugene, age 70, of Auburn Hills, MI, passed away February 20, 2017. He was born in Yale, MI on April 16, 1946. Eugene graduated from Port Huron High School. He was married to Elizabeth on October 28, 1972. Eugene had a passion for playing board games, especially Scrabble, gardening, and traveling. He is survived by his wife Elizabeth; his children Nick and Cat Moonsong and Chris and...
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Kenneth R. Van Hooser

May 8, 1936 - February 11, 2017

Van Hooser, Kenneth R., 80, of Rochester Hills, died February 11, 2017. Born May 8, 1936 in Avon Twp. to the late Marshall Van Hooser and Gladys Bliss. Kenneth was married to Mitsuko (nee Yonekura) for over 60 years; father of David (Trena), Kenneth (Kathleen), Cynthia, Katherine, Deborah and Scott (Ammie); brother of Shirley (Charles), Linda (Gordy), Sherry (Robert) and the late Delores (Earl)...
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Ures B. Copenhaver

September 28, 1920 - February 7, 2017

COPENHAVER, Ures B. age 96, passed away at home on February 7, 2017. He was born on September 28, 1920 in Perry Twp., Indiana to the late Demps and Ida May (nee Wells) Copenhaver. Ures served his country honorably in the US Army during WWII in the European theater under General Patten's command. Inurnment will take place at Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, Michigan.
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Pearl Justina Lockamy

November 22, 1922 - February 6, 2017

Pearl J. Lockamy of Auburn Hills, Michigan passed away on February 6, 2017 in Cedarville, Michigan. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Shelby E. Lockamy. Pearl and Shelby were the loving parents of Shelby J. Wagner (Robert) of Parrottsville, TN, Jerry E. Lockamy (Brenda) of Larkspur, CO and June K Davis (Michael) of Cedarville, MI. Pearl was the grandmother of Christy Cloud of...
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John Allen McGraw

December 3, 1963 - January 28, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Pixley Funeral Home, Auburn Hills, MI.
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Jerris Josephine Sherrill

May 5, 1940 - January 28, 2017

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Howard Clayton Carlson

April 30, 1936 - January 16, 2017

Howard Clayton CarlsonDr. Howard Clayton Carlson, a retired General Motors executive, former Avondale school board member, avid sportsman and a proud Minnesota Golden Gopher, died Jan. 16, 2017. He was 80.Born in Pelican Rapids, MN, Carlson was a multi-sport letterman in football, basketball and baseball for the Pelican Rapids High School Vikings, where he also played trumpet in the marching...
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Roger L. VanConant

May 22, 1944 - January 11, 2017

Roger L. VanConant, age 72, of Rochester Hills, Michigan, passed away January 11, 2017. He was born on May 22, 1944 in Deckerville, Michigan to the late Gilbert F. and Mabel Edna (nee Blashell) VanConant. Roger served his country honorably during the Vietnam War with the US Army. Roger was a dedicated employee of General Motors and proud member of the UAW for almost 44 years. He worked at the...
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Beverly J. Watts

September 23, 1930 - January 8, 2017

WATTS, Beverly J., of Livonia, passed away January 8, 2017, at age 86. She was born to the late Moses and Marie May in Toler, KY, on September 23, 1930. Beverly was married first to the late Robert M. Burnett and second to the late Harvey J. Watts. Beverly retired from Chrysler Financial with over 25 years of service. She enjoyed games of chance including horse racing and visiting the casino. ...
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Debra F. Chase

August 13, 1947 - January 5, 2017

CHASE, Debra (Debbie) F., 69, passed away on January 5, 2017 unexpectedly after a medical emergency. Youngest daughter of the late Philip and Leona (Ankley) LaPointe. Preceded in death by her beloved husband of 43 years, Chuck Chase (September 2016). Loving Mother to Diana (Robert) Baker and David (Shannon) Chase. Dear sister to Laurel LaPointe of Prudenville, MI and the late David LaPointe,...
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Louis Michael DeMatteo

June 25, 1919 - January 2, 2017

Louis Michael DeMatteo, 97, of Auburn Hills, Michigan, passed away peacefully on January 02, 2017 at 12:17am at Crittenton Hospital, Rochester Hills, Michigan.Private Visitation and Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 07, 2017, 3:00-4:00pm, at the Pixley Funeral Home 3530 Auburn Rd Auburn Hills, Michigan.Louis was born on June 25, 1919 in New Haven, Connecticut to Ralph and Bella ...
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Elden L. Tarket

July 24, 1928 - December 24, 2016

Elden Leroy Tarket age 88, of Rochester Hills, passed away December 24, 2016. He was born in Pontiac on July 24, 1928. Elden married Edna Mae Carr on February 7, 1948. He was a foreman at General Motors for many years.Elden was a member of Rochester Utica VFW post. He had a passion for fishing and hunting. Elden is survived by his children, Barbara (Roger) Hobgood and Michael (late Dawn) Tarket;...
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Thomas Howard Griesen

September 14, 1946 - December 21, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Pixley Funeral Home, Auburn Hills, MI.
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Marie Louise McCool

April 14, 1927 - December 10, 2016

Marie Louise McCool, age 89, of Troy, December 10, 2016; wife of the late Alvin; loving mother of Kim McCool, Jack McCool, , Larry (Rowena) McCool, Kelly (Klyph Black) McCool, Robert McCool and Joanne (Travis) McCool and the late Kerry McCool; also survived by 9 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild.
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Austin Randolph Adler

November 14, 1945 - December 9, 2016

Austin Randolph ("Randy") Adler, founder of the International Communion of the Charismatic Episcopal Church, and a pioneer in converging often separated traditions in Christian worship, died on Friday from complications of a stroke. He was 71.Adler, who retired in 2007, preached in 70 countries, bringing together churches in East Africa divided by tribal and doctrinal differences, and...
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Kevin J. Roach

November 14, 1961 - December 5, 2016

Roach, Kevin J., Auburn Hills, MI - Kevin was taken from us suddenly when he was struck by a vehicle as he was crossing Opdyke Road in Auburn Hills on Monday, December 5th 2016. He was 55 years old. Kevin was born on November 14th, 1961 in Detroit to Edward and Barbara Roach, whom survive him. He is also survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Beth Anne Roach; their children Michael T Mapes ...
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Anjeanette Marie Desormeau

July 22, 1972 - December 4, 2016

44; of Clinton Twp., passed away. She was born July 22, 1972 in Rochester Hills. Anjie graduated from Avondale High School and later received her Practical Nursing Degree from Oakland Community College. Loving mother of Vance Wilmoth, Jr.; daughter of Raymond Desormeau and Judith (Darrell Houston) Desormeau; sister of Matthew (Natalie) Desormeau; aunt of Madision and Chase Desormeau; and niece of...
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Signa Agneeda Harned

March 16, 1931 - December 4, 2016

Harned, Signa Agneeda, passed away on December 4, 2016 at the age of 85. She is survived by her husband of twenty four years, Harley Harned, and her two children, Linda Burbank and John Johnson; her grandchildren, Luke, Mariah, Matthew and Joseph as well as numerous other grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews; her sisters, Beatrice and Shirley. Preceded in death by her first...
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Wilma Moore Judy

March 6, 1933 - December 3, 2016

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Mary Jean Flood

October 30, 1926 - November 19, 2016

FLOOD, Mary Jean, age 90, passed away November 19, 2016. She was born on October 30, 1926 in Detroit to the late Francis and Mildred (nee Kalt) Bolger. A Memorial Mass is currently being scheduled.
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Vernonsa Mae Adler

August 6, 1921 - November 9, 2016

Vernonsa Adler, 95, of Rochester Hills, passed away November 9th, 2016. She was born in Cleaton, Kentucky on August 6th, 1921. She was married to Austin Adler on October 26th, 1940. Vernonsa was a member of the Church of the Holy Redeemer and had a passion for cooking, gardening, and her family. She is preceded in death by her daughter Vernonsa "Kaye" Adler; her daughter-in-law Betty Adler; her...
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Mary Lee Del Rose-Mercer

September 16, 1930 - November 8, 2016

Mary Lee Mercer, (nee Del Rose), age 86, of Oxford, passed away on November 8, 2016. She was born the daughter of Jesse Emmanual and Mina Del Rose on September 16, 1930 in Detroit. Mary Lee graduated from South Eastern High School in Detroit and worked as a data entry clerk for many years for Perry Drugs. She was a very active member of Five Points Community Church in Auburn Hills. Mary Lee's...
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Erica D. Hansen

May 4, 1982 - November 8, 2016

Erica Hansen, age 34, of Troy, passed away suddenly on November 8, 2016. She was born the daughter of Lee and Helen Hansen on May 4, 1982 in Rochester Hills. Erica graduated from Avondale High School and received her Associates Degree from Oakland Community College. Erica was skilled with fabrics and crafts using her talents at work for JoAnn Fabric. Erica had a passion for four-wheeling, Anime...
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Anna Myrl Miller

November 25, 1919 - November 3, 2016

Anna Myrl Miller, 96, of Rochester Hills, Michigan passed away November 3rd, 2016. She was born Anna Delbrugge in Detroit on November 25th, 1919 to Thomas and Anna (Lalofski) Delbrugge. Ann, as she preferred to be called, graduated from Detroit's Northwestern High School in 1938. She married Lawrence A. Miller in Detroit on May 6th, 1939. Ann worked as a bookkeeper at Maskill Hardware in...
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Kathleen Elliott

October 31, 1913 - October 30, 2016

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Raymond Joseph VandenEynde

March 31, 1940 - October 29, 2016

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Michael D. Heath

February 1, 1993 - October 15, 2016

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Richard E. Vaughn

October 11, 1930 - October 11, 2016

Richard E. Vaughn, age 86, of Rochester Hills, formerly of Farmington Hills, passed away at his home on October 11, 2016. Richard was born in Jackson, MI to Herman and Gladys Vaughn; loving husband of Patricia for 54 years; dear father of Linda (Brad) Wojtowicz, Steve (Sue) Vaughn and Kevin Vaughn; loving grandpa to Christine, Lauren and Sarah Wojtowicz; brother of the late Herman Vaughn. During...
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Mary Louise Solwold

February 13, 1928 - October 9, 2016

SOLWOLD, Mary Louis (nee Garner), 88, died October 9, 2016. Born in Pontiac on February 13, 1928 to the late Clyde and Ruth Garner. Beloved wife for 71 years of Vernon Solwold; loving mother of Dale, Peter (Mary Jo), Ronald and Timothy (Therese); sister of Jane (the late Reginald) Shaw, the late Shirly (the late Dave) Edwards and the late Jack (Donna) Garner; grandmother of 5 and great...
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Grace Marie Gervase

July 12, 1938 - October 8, 2016

Grace Gervase (Schroeder), age 78, October 8, 2016. Amazing wife for 56 years of Donald T. Gervase, of Lake Orion; proud mother of Donald T. (Sonmi), of Orlando, FL, Thomas G. (Stephanie), of Fuquay-Varina, NC, Mari Trimachi (Justin), of Bellevue, WA, and Jane Ozmun (Mahlon), of Lake Orion. Grace was the loving sister of John Schroeder, of Dearborn, MaryJo Travis (Michael), of Royal Oak, the...
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Orville Ray Zellers

February 14, 1921 - October 7, 2016

Orville "Ray" Zellers; age 95; of Rochester Hills; passed away on October 7, 2016. Loving husband of the late Dawn Zellers for 65 years; beloved father of Susan (Brian) Woodworth, the late Kim Zellers, the late Janice McCulloch, Garry (Gail) Zellers and Mark Zellers; cherished grandpa of Jeff (Risa) Woodworth, Cheryl Woodworth (Ross Dressel), Tim (Anne) Zellers and Matt (Ericka) Zellers...
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Joseph Carl Csizmadia

April 29, 1930 - October 2, 2016

CSIZMADIA, Joseph, 86, of Auburn Hills, died October 2, 2016. He was born in Pontiac on April 29, 1930 to the late Carl and Margaret Csizmadia. Joseph served his country honorable in the US Navy during the Korean War on the USS Saipan. He was always willing to lend a helping hand to neighbors when something needed to be fixed. Loving husband of Marilyn (nee Lesperance) Csizmadia; father of Carl...
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Young Eun Homrich

May 25, 1948 - September 28, 2016

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Venusto Ballan Ramos

May 22, 1936 - September 22, 2016

Venusto Ballan Ramos, 80, of Pontiac, Michigan passed away on September 22, 2016. He was born in Sarrat Ilocos Norte Philippines, on May 22, 1936. Venusto was the loving husband of Nunita. They were blessed with three children; Stephannie (Alvin) Harrold, Philip (Sandy) Ramos, Laurence Ramos; ten grandchildren; Celina-Joy, Jalen-Martin, Philip-Ray, Sariah, Jaxton, Azriel, Ethan, Jordan, Kamryn,...
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Alan Christopher Hart

March 22, 1948 - September 22, 2016

Alan Christopher Hart, 68, of Auburn Hills, MI, passed away September 22, 2016. He was born in North Finchley, London to Joyce Hart and the late Martin Hart. Alan graduated from Roseville High School. He was married to Mary Lynn Hart on October 9th, 1998. Alan worked in Urban Forestry. He operated his own company, Alan C. Hart Tree Service for over 30 years. Al had a passion for craft beer, music...
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Charles L. Chase

November 16, 1946 - September 21, 2016

Charles (Chuck) L. Chase, 69 passed away on September 21, 2016 after a short illness. Son of the late Lewis and Gloria (Cartwright) Chase. Married to Debra (LaPointe) for 43 years. Loving father to Diana (Robert) Baker and David (Shannon) Chase. Beloved brother to Karl (Linda) Chase and the late Karen (Steven) Smith. Devoted Grandfather to Erica (Frank) Baker-Davoli, Sarah Baker, Devin and...
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Mark Anthony Garcia

March 20, 1974 - September 9, 2016

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Christopher Scott Walrath

December 31, 1965 - September 5, 2016

WALRATH, Christopher Scott, age 50, of Keego Harbor, passed away September 5, 2016 in Pontiac. He was born on December 31, 1965 in Pontiac to Bill and Elsie (nee Wade) Walrath. Chris will be remembered as a kind and helpful person, frequently ignoring his own problems to help solve others. Chris will also be remembered for his snide remarks, love of cars and his beloved F-150. Father of Ashley...
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James Bradford Zick

January 22, 1936 - September 5, 2016

ZICK, James Bradford, age 80, of Rochester Hills, MI passed away September 5th, 2016. He was born in Lansing, MI on January 22nd, 1936. James graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor's Degree. He was a member of the Boy Scouts of America on the National Board of Directors, a Board Member of the Central Region, Vice President of Area 2, Chairman of Transportation for 1993, 1997, ...
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Shawn Kenneth Perry

May 2, 1980 - September 2, 2016

Shawn Kenneth Perry, age 36, of Madison Heights, MI. passed away September 2nd, 2016. He was born in Rochester, MI. on May 2nd, 1980. Shawn attended Avondale High School and had a career in the construction industry. His passions were hunting and fishing. Shawn is survived by his mother Virginia (Bryan) Hay; Father Kenneth Ernest Perry; and his siblings Paula Killan, Peggy Perry, and Joshua Hay....
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Deloris E. Gromer

December 24, 1931 - August 26, 2016

Deloris E. Gromer, age 84, of Rochester Hills, August 26, 2016; loving wife of John for 67 yrs., dear mother of Pamela (Gerald) Gartee, Ed & Larry Gromer; also survived by 3 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.
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