Our Obituaries

Betty Ann Cruse

October 11, 1926 - January 26, 2018


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Faye Joan Campbell

August 16, 1930 - January 18, 2018

CAMPBELL, Faye Joan (nee Belyea), age 87, passed away January 18, 2018. She was born in Caribou, Maine on August 16, 1930. Faye is survived by her husband of 61 years, Norman Campbell; her son's, Alan and Craig and her grandchildren, Andrew and Laura. She is the sister of Ruth Beamis, Jeanette Belyea, Roger Belyea and Richard Belyea. Faye is preceded in death by brothers, Kenneth, Donald, Earl...
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John Stevan Andrews

August 14, 1931 - January 10, 2018

John Stevan Andrews, 86, passed away Wednesday, January 10, 2018 in West Bloomfield, Michigan. He is now with his Lord and Savior in heaven. He leaves his loving wife, Georgia Banos Andrews and his four children: his daughter, Christine Andrews, his daughter Kathy Andrews Lynch, his son Stevan Andrews, and his daughter Pamela Andrews Kenny. Also, eight grandchildren; and one great grandchild....
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Eva Kakkuri

August 23, 1922 - January 7, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Pixley Funeral Home Godhardt-Tomlinson Chapel, Keego Harbor, MI.
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Patti A. Dennis

August 18, 1961 - January 5, 2018

Patricia Ann "Patti" Dennis, age 56, of Waterford passed away Friday January 5, 2018. Beloved wife of Gerald; dear sister of Marlene (Ben) Wanke and Rick (Bev) Thiem; Loving sister in-law of Cheryl Holliday, Joyce Martina, Susan (Larry) Genty, Amy Dennis, Francis (Mike) Byrne, Michael (Amanda) Dennis, and Christy (Jim) Vanderpool. Also survived by many special aunts, uncles and cousins; many...
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Janet Winifred Golding

December 2, 1918 - December 30, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Pixley Funeral Home Godhardt-Tomlinson Chapel, Keego Harbor, MI.
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Dolores Maandag Aach

September 11, 1928 - December 18, 2017

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Roger Mikeworth

December 18, 1941 - December 13, 2017

Roger Leon Mikeworth, age 75, passed away the evening of December 13, 2017. He was a longtime resident of Keego Harbor, although he had friends and family far and wide. Roger retired from General Motors after 30 years, was an avid bowler, a die-hard Lions fan, and a dog lover. But most important, he was a family man. His wife, Linda, meant the world to him, closely followed by his grandchildren,...
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Edward Berger

February 14, 1927 - December 8, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Pixley Funeral Home Godhardt-Tomlinson Chapel, Keego Harbor, MI.
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Carmen Ortez

January 6, 1931 - December 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Pixley Funeral Home Godhardt-Tomlinson Chapel, Keego Harbor, MI.
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Jeffrey Scott Ayers

April 16, 1963 - December 2, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Pixley Funeral Home Godhardt-Tomlinson Chapel, Keego Harbor, MI.
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Joyce Arlene Bower

August 30, 1931 - November 30, 2017

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William Jay Schultz

May 7, 1932 - November 30, 2017

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Catherine Marie Morgan

July 4, 1928 - November 23, 2017

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Krys Anne Pesta

September 26, 1963 - November 21, 2017

Krys Anne Pesta of Sylvan Lake, Michigan passed away suddenly on November 21, 2017 at 54 years of age. Loving daughter of Robert and Mary Pesta. Treasured sister of Kim Scattergood and Karen (Paul) Miller. Fun loving aunt of Justin (Amanda Johnston) Hughes, Evan (Donna) Kemp and Katy (Michael Daker) Scattergood. Great-aunt of Lucien and Madison and dear friend to Michael Halbany. She is also...
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Mary Catherine Fracasso

April 24, 1944 - November 16, 2017

Mary Catherine Fracasso, age 73, of West Bloomfield, passed away November 16th, 2017. She was born in Pontiac, Michigan on April 24th, 1944. Cathy graduated from Pontiac Central High School and then went on to receive her Bachelor's Degree in Education from Michigan State University. She was married to Luigi Joseph Fracasso on June 16th, 1978. Cathy worked for Chrysler in the Engineering...
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Cynthia Ann Fread

April 9, 1952 - November 14, 2017

Cynthia Ann Fread, 65, of Bloomfield Hills Michigan, passed away on November 14, 2017.Cynthia was born the daughter of Donald and June (Cook) Fread in Pontiac Michigan on April 9, 1952. She graduated from Pontiac Central High School and earned her registered nurse certification from Detroit Mercy College. Cynthia worked for many years at Pontiac General Hospital.Cynthia was a member of Cross of...
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Stanley Thomas Kieller

April 6, 1940 - October 19, 2017

KIELLER, Stanley T., age 77, of Orchard Lake, Michigan, passed away October 19, 2017 in West Bloomfield, Michigan. He was born in Detroit on April 6, 1940 to the late Stanley and Verna (nee Kochanski) Kieller. Stanley graduated from Sacred Heart High School of Dearborn in 1957, received his Bachelor's Degree in Engineering from the University of Detroit in 1963 and later received his Master's...
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Ehren Edward Jones

September 1, 1973 - October 7, 2017

Ehren Edward Jones, 44, of Rochester Hills, passed away on Saturday October 7th, 2017. He is survived by his wife Jessica Jones; son Branden Jones; step-son Noah Levy; mother Karen (Dale Clark) Smykla; father Mark (Elizabeth) Jones; sisters Sara and Hanna Jones; brother Harrison Jones; niece Miranda Jones; and mother in-law Nancy (Doug) Levy.Ehren was born on September 1, 1973 in Ann Arbor...
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George Lake Kenyon

June 15, 1961 - October 5, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Pixley Funeral Home Godhardt-Tomlinson Chapel, Keego Harbor, MI.
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Florence I. Armstrong

April 10, 1917 - September 19, 2017

Florence I. Armstrong, 100, passed away September 19th, 2017. She was born in Toronto, Ontario on April 10th, 1917. Florence was married to Herbert R. Armstrong, who preceded her in death. She had a career as a secretary for Chrysler. Florence is survived by her daughter Judy Ann Miller; her grandchildren Marcy Ann Diehl and Gregory John Miller; and her great grandchildren Brynn and Bodie Diehl....
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Kelly Joyce Cooper

December 22, 1967 - September 18, 2017

Kelly Joyce CooperKelly lost her battle with Leukodystrophy, a rare genetic disorder, on September 18, 2017 at the age of 49 years. She was the oldest known living person with this disease and proudly contributed to worldwide research on the disease and the genome project at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This major disease research is now being done at Tel Aviv University in Israel...
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Angela Marie Love

January 5, 1980 - September 4, 2017

Angela Marie Love (Boyl), age 37, of White Lake passed away on Monday September 4, 2017. Beloved wife of Russell; dear mother of Desiree and Donnie; cherished daughter of Connie Boyl and the late Donnie Boyl; grand-daughter of Joseph and Dorothy Drumm; loving sister of Christina (John) Hebel and Nicole (Tony) Boyl-Loftin; caring aunt to Tahir and Amir Alwatan, Tony, Tyler, Timmy, and Lydia...
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Helene Scavo

August 30, 1930 - August 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Pixley Funeral Home Godhardt-Tomlinson Chapel, Keego Harbor, MI.
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Lisa L. Kozora

January 23, 1961 - August 19, 2017

Lisa Lorene Kozora, age 56, of West Bloomfield passed away on Saturday August 19, 2017 at home with her devoted husband by her side. Beloved wife of Ray; dear daughter of Virginia Davis; dear daughter-in-law of Joan G. Kozora; cherished sister of Vicki Davis, Carla (Ed) Setterington, Cyndi Davis, and sister-in-law of Judy, Jan, Mary, Dave and Ken; caring aunt to Jason, Jennifer, Nicholas, Sondra,...
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Irene Marion Howey

September 10, 1922 - August 17, 2017

Irene Marion Howey, age 94, of Waterford, died Thursday, August 17, 2017. Irene was born on September 10, 1922 in Saskatchewan, Canada, the daughter of Calmer and Sophia (nee Rubliskie) Frovarp. The first of 9 children, Irene 's family traveled by horse and wagon from Saskatchewan to North Dakota where she grew up. She and her sister came to Detroit by train to visit family members but could not...
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Janet Jung Victor

July 2, 1931 - August 13, 2017

Janet Jung Victor, age 86, died peacefully on Sunday, August 13, 2017 surrounded by family at her residence at Samaritas Senior Living in Bloomfield Hills.The daughter of Jerrold A. Frost and Elizabeth Christiansen, Janet was born in 1931 in Chicago, spent her childhood years on Long Island, New York and her teen years in the Birmingham, Michigan area. She attended Kingswood School Cranbrook,...
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Tabitha A. Bek

April 7, 1979 - August 9, 2017

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Nathaniel Ray

May 18, 1947 - August 4, 2017

Nathaniel Gatus Ray, 70 of Auburn Hills, passed away Friday August 4, 2017. Nathaniel was born the son of Vernon and Victornia (Gatus) Ray on May 18, 1947 in Detroit. He has always respectfully been a brother in love to Rhea.
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Stefanie Lee Johnson

June 17, 1985 - August 3, 2017

Stefanie Lee Johnson, 32, passed away August 3, 2017. Stefanie is survived by her father Donald Johnson; mother Victoria Jordan; mija Kelly (Matthew) Propst; aunt Jane Johnson; uncles David (Martha) and Jon (Pam) Johnson; grandmother, Marjorie; and cousin Peter Johnson. Stefanie was born in Tucson, Arizona on June 17, 1985. She grew up breeding rabbits and heavily involved in 4H. Stefanie...
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Zagorka Jovanovska

September 2, 1925 - July 30, 2017

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William Hugh Gailey

May 1, 1931 - July 23, 2017

William H. Gailey, Jr., 86, of Bloomfield Twp., passed away at his home, surrounded by his family, on Sunday, July 23, 2017.Bill was born in Ferndale Michigan on May 1, 1931, to Bill and Dot Gailey. He graduated from Royal Oak High School and attended Wayne State University before enlisting in the air force in 1951, where he was stationed at Lowry Air Force Base outside Denver...
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Wanda McPhee

June 29, 1918 - July 22, 2017

Wanda McPhee, July 22, 2017, age 99 in Jacksonville, FL (formerly of W. Bloomfield), wife of Edward McPhee, M.D. who predeceased her. She is survived by three sons: Jock, Eaton Rapids, MI; Joe, Telluride, CO and Paul, Jacksonville, FL. and several grand and great grand children. One son, David, predeceased her. She was born on 06-29-1918 in Carmel, Indiana and graduated from Champaign, Ill. H.S....
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Patricia Ann Miotke

March 11, 1934 - July 3, 2017

Miotke (nee Nelson) Patricia A., Age 83 died July 3, 2017.Pat was the former President and Chairwoman of The Herb Society of America Southern Michigan Unit, and Cranbrook Gardens Auxiliary Publicity Chairwoman. Co-founder and past President, along with her husband George J. Miotke, Jr.,of the Chevrolet Engineering Retirees Club. In June 2017 she became an Emeritus Member of the Board of the...
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Doris Maxine Davison

September 23, 1933 - June 14, 2017

DAVISON, Doris Maxine, 83, of Sylvan Lake, passed away June 14, 2017. She was born September 23, 1933 in Middletown, IL. Doris was a lifelong resident of Sylvan Lake, who was very truly loved by Friends and Neighbors. Doris will be laid to rest with her family in Illinois. www.pixleyfuneral.com
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Bob Harry Lyons

April 7, 1941 - June 5, 2017

Robert 'Bob' Lyons, 76, passed away on June 5, 2017. Husband to Carol for 48 years; father to Shelby (Dave) Kolka, Courtenay (Carl Erickson) Lyons, and Mindy (Kendrick Blackstock) Lyons; grandfather to Wyatt Kolka, Adelaide Kolka, Josephine Kolka, Caroline Kolka, and Vivian Erickson; brother to Mary Lou (Gary) Fillmore and Carole Phillips. Bob was born to the late Elsie and Robert Lyons on April...
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Robert L. Schmidt

October 2, 1927 - June 5, 2017

Robert Leroy Schmidt, 89, of Sylvan Lake Michigan, passed away comfortably in his home, June 5, 2017. Born in Lingle, Wyoming, October 2, 1927, Robert was first born son of Alex and Alma Schmidt. The family moved to Saginaw Michigan when he was still a child. Robert was a hard worker and graduated from Arthur Hill High School in Saginaw in 1944. He began his career in meat and grocery, ...
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Bruce Theodore Lessien, M.D.

October 5, 1932 - May 30, 2017

Bruce Theodore Lessien, M.D. passed away in his home last Tuesday morning at age 84. Dr. Lessien practiced psychiatry for over 50 years in Oakland County, capping his career as Chief of Staff of North Oakland Medical Center. He attended Michigan State University and The University of Michigan Medical School, and served as a physician in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was an...
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Thomas Earl Wright

June 20, 1925 - May 18, 2017

Thomas Earl Wright, 91, of Myrtle Beach, SC, passed away May 18th, 2017. He was born in Huntsville, Alabama on June 20th, 1925. Thomas graduated from high school in 1943 and served his country in the US Army from 1950 to 1952. He married Thelma Louise Wright on April 25th, 1953. Thomas worked in the automotive industry for 33 years as a maintenance welder for General Motors. He was a member of...
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Mary Wales Dawson Winters

May 25, 1928 - May 12, 2017

Mary passed away peacefully following a long illness. Beloved wife of the late Charles, dear mother of Charles Gary (Jill) Winters, Colin Randall (Cynthia) Winters, and Mary Colleen (James) Curtis; loving grandmother to 18 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; dearest sister of the late Colin (Marguerite) Batchelor, Betty Howell, and Jean Golding and sister-in-law to Evelyn O' Shaughnessey;...
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Dale Dale Sandefur

May 2, 1938 - May 5, 2017

Dale Sandefur, 79, of Novi, Michigan passed away May 5th, 2017. He was married to Frances Sandefur on August 23rd, 1974. Dale had a passion for sports, James Patterson novels, shopping, Elvis, and golf. He was preceded in death by his wife Frances. Dale is survived by his children Tracey (Pat) Wilson, Gail Moffit, Dale (Shelia) Sandefur, Farrell (Larry) Heintz, Linda (Barrie) Wagner, Philip Osmun...
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Kristina Jane Ritter

November 23, 1962 - May 5, 2017

Kristina Jane Ritter, 54, of Royal Oak, passed away May 5th, 2017. Loving partner to Rik Peterson for many years; Cherished mother to Nicholas McBride and stepmother to Rosemary (Don) Adams, Audi Peterson, and Jenny Peterson; Dear Grandmother to Hanna, Justine, Jeffery, Julianna, Austin, Danny, Landon, Piper, Lily, and Lucy. Caring sister to Kurt (Patricia) Ritter and Sister-in-Law to John Van...
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Marylyn Versa

August 6, 1929 - April 20, 2017

Aunt Marylyn left behind many Nieces and Nephews, including some once and some twice removed, when she passed away in her home on April 20, 2017. Never one to complain, Aunt Marylyn quietly dealt with her physical challenges, lovingly assisted by her full time care-giver Judy Skelton. Judy made the toughest years of Marylyn's life worth living and made sure that we all had the opportunity to...
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Donald Richard Louiselle

January 6, 1924 - April 16, 2017

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Mary Pat Aiken

March 8, 1926 - April 14, 2017

Mary Patricia Aiken (Allard), 91, of White Lake, Apr. 14, 2017. Dear mother to Cathy (James) Summers, Andi McGhee, Gail (Jack) Goddard, Jeff (Connie) Aiken, and Jane (Jeff) Hyman; Cherished Grandmother to fifteen Grandchildren; loved by many Great-grandchildren, Nieces, and Nephews; Caring sister to Beth Bellanger. Mary was predeceased by her husband Richard, son-in-law Douglas McGhee, sister...
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Daniel Owen Hill

December 30, 1963 - April 8, 2017

Daniel Owen Hill, age 53, of Waterford, died Saturday, April 8, 2017 at his residence. Daniel was born on December 30, 1963 in Pontiac, son of the late Donald and Charlene (Owen) Hill. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, where he served as a corpsman. Following his military service, Daniel was a physical therapist until he pursed his passion of working in Skilled Trades. He enjoyed woodworking,...
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Donna Garbacz

January 31, 1936 - April 6, 2017

Donna Garbacz affectionately known as DJ passed away on the evening of April 6th in Florida near her snowbird residence in Nokomis, Florida. Her normal residency was in Waterford, Michigan. She is survived by her husband Leonard Garbacz, , her daughter Debbie Moceri and husband Frank, son Billy Patrick, her grandchildren, Emily, Vince, and Natalie Moceri, and Tim, Dana, Stephanie, Christopher...
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Nelson Glen O'Shaughnessy

March 7, 1930 - April 4, 2017

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Laurence Allan Ritchie

July 23, 1949 - March 12, 2017

Laurence 'Larry' Allan Ritchie, 67, of Canton, Mar. 12, 2017. Born the son of Frederick and Marillynn Ritchie on July 23, 1949, Larry graduated from Andover High School. He held several jobs including the owner of Pounders Bar with famous "Stack o Rings" and melt in your mouth prime rib. Larry was known for his cooking, guitar and banjo playing, and especially his quick wit that would make a...
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Patricia J. Soyer

December 29, 1932 - March 10, 2017

SOYER, Patricia J., 84, of West Bloomfield, passed away March 10, 2017. She was born in Detroit on December 29, 1932 to the late Neville and Marion Johnson. Patricia received her Bachelor's Degree from Mercy College and her Master's Degree from Wayne State University. She married recently departed husband, Maurice Soyer, on August 2, 1958. Pat retired from the Waterford School District where she...
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Darla Marie Blase

June 29, 1967 - March 9, 2017

BLASE, Darla Marie, age 49, of Waterford, passed away March 9, 2017. She was born on June 29, 1967 in Pontiac. Darla graduated from Waterford Mott High School, later receiving her massage therapy license. She was an Athletic Assistant at the YMCA and was studying to become an Athletic Trainer. Darla enjoyed knitting, crocheting, making jewelry, everything else requiring an artistic touch, hiking,...
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Carl Eugene Chissus

February 19, 1930 - March 9, 2017

Carl Eugene Chissus, age 87, of Waterford, March 9, 2017; dear husband of the late Mary Lou; loving father of Steven (Judy) Chissus, Susan (Mark) Gaska and Kathy (Rob) Sherrod; beloved Grandpa of Bridget, Matt, Justin,Julia, Jason, Matthew and Mary; also survived by six great-grandchildren. Carl is resting next his wife Mary Lou at Crescent Hills Cemetery in Waterford.
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Maureen Suzanne Clifford

January 30, 1946 - February 16, 2017

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Maurice L. Soyer

May 8, 1929 - February 8, 2017

SOYER, Maurice L., 87, of West Bloomfield, died February 8, 2017. He was born on May 8, 1929 in Marshall, MO. Mr. Soyer served his country honorably with the US Coast Guard during the Korean War. Following his service, he received his Bachelor's Degree from Rockhurst University in Kansas City, MO. Maurice married his wife Patricia on August 2, 1958. He was employeed by General Motors for over 30...
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Clark Lawrence Corey

September 21, 1921 - February 4, 2017

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Elizabeth Jane Tubbs

February 2, 1942 - January 28, 2017

Elizabeth "Betty" Tubbs, 74, of Keego Harbor, passed away January 28th, 2017. She was born in Pontiac on February 2, 1942. Betty graduated from West Bloomfield High School. She had a career in insurance sales. It was her grandchildren that were special to her. Betty was survived by her children Kim, Bob, Kelly, Mike (Ellen) Tubbs; grandchildren Kris, Robbie, Amber, Jessica, Steven; great...
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Duane McDermid

September 22, 1936 - January 26, 2017

MCDERMID, Duane, age 80, passed away January 26, 2017. He was born in Detroit and a longtime resident of West Bloomfield. Duane is an Alumni of Xavier High School and The University of Detroit. He was the loving husband to Paula (McClary) McDermid for 47 years. Duane proudly served in the U.S. Army. He worked for Ford Motor Company and Rouge Steel Company for 43 years. Duane was preceded in...
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Arlene Della Murphy

March 27, 1925 - January 23, 2017

Arlene Della Murphy (Hanes), of Keego Harbor, passed away January 23, 2017. She was born in Pontiac on March 27, 1925. Arlene graduated Roosevelt High School and married John Frederick Murphy on September 21, 1946. Arlene was a member of Our Lady of Refuge Catholic Church. She had a passion for bowling, golf, and especially basketball. Arlene loved watching the Pistons and Tigers.She is survived...
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Helen Hemingway McAllister

September 12, 1935 - January 18, 2017

Helen was born 9/12/1935 in Pontiac General Hospital and grew up in Lake Orion, where her father was a contractor/carpenter and her mother a school teacher. Little sister Marcia joined the family in 1940, and Helen's maternal grandmother shared their home at least six months of each year; many books were read, many crossword puzzles were completed, many Scrabble games were played in that...
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Janet Sue Sparks

May 2, 1940 - January 16, 2017

Janet Sue Sparks (Warner), of West Bloomfield, passed away January 16, 2017. She was born in Waterford on May 2, 1940. Janet married William Sparks on December 28th, 1958. Janet held her father's drive to succeed in every venture she undertook. Janet founded Entech back in 1983, and was truly an icon in the staffing industry. She was well known for her passion for her staff and treated them...
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Tracy Neil McInnis

February 5, 1964 - January 1, 2017

Tracy Neil McInnis age 52, of Keego Harbor, passed away January 1, 2017. He was born in Pontiac on February 5, 1964 and graduated from Waterford Kettering High School. Tracy married Nancy Odile Anderson on February 26, 1996. He worked for Carl's Golfland for many years. Tracy loved to talk sports especially with his daughter Jillian and son Jay. He liked all kinds of music and movies and was...
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Gary Lynn West

June 2, 1948 - January 1, 2017

Gary Lynn West age 68, of West Bloomfield, passed away January 1, 2017. He was born in Pontiac on June 2, 1948. Gary married Sally Josephine Ringe on June 6, 1969. He retired from West Bloomfield Schools in 2002. Gary was a talented woodworker and avid golfer. He loved to hunt and fish with his sons and to be with his grandchildren. Gary was a proud Vietnam Veteran who served in the Marine Corps...
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Sharon Ann Lewer

March 3, 1952 - December 27, 2016

LEWER, Sharon A. Age 64, of Sylvan Lake, passed away December 27, 2016. Born March 3, 1952, Sharon graduated from Pontiac Catholic High School and received her BSN from the University of Detroit. She had a long, valued career in nursing for Crittenton Hospital in Rochester Hills. Sharon was an Officer of the United States Air Force Reserve where she served as a Nurse in Desert Shield and Desert...
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Stephen Henry Sorrell

June 5, 1941 - December 16, 2016

SORRELL, Stephen Henry, age 76, of West Bloomfield, Michigan went to be with our lord and reunited with his beloved Jane on December 16, 2016 at Henry Ford Hospital. Stephen was born on June 5, 1941 to the late Arthur K. and Cinda Sorrell in Warren, Michigan. He was preceded in death by Richard Sorrell, Romona (Sorrell) Marley and survived by June (Sorrell) Bartling. Stephen and Jane married June...
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Barbara Taylor Bain

February 18, 1922 - December 8, 2016

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Eleanor Gay Pendergrass

October 31, 1940 - December 4, 2016

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Frank L. Watts

October 30, 1941 - November 27, 2016

WATTS, Frank L., 75, of Novi, Michigan passed away on November 27, 2016. He graduated from Emmanuel Christian School and attended 2 years at Bob Jones University. Frank was married to Marian Watts (nee Mason) for 33 years. He retired from GM after working over 30 years. Frank was a member of the National Guard and his passions included anything sports, especially golf. He is preceded in death by...
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Rose Marie LaBrie

June 22, 1966 - November 5, 2016

LaBRIE, Rose Marie "Rosie", age 50, passed away peacefully on November 5, 2016. She was born on June 22, 1966 to Ellen Cummings and the late James LaBrie in Pontiac. Rosie was employed by New Horizons and the Palace of Auburn Hills. She was previously employed by Burger King and as a house keeper. In her free time, she enjoyed completing jig-saw puzzles, bowling, listening to country music,...
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Betty Virginia Kratt

May 18, 1922 - November 5, 2016

KRATT, Betty (nee Baker), age 94, of Pontiac, passed away November 5, 2016. She was born on May 18, 1922 to Russell and Marie Baker in Detroit. Betty graduated from Cooley High School in Detroit. Later, she married the late Robert Kratt on June 2, 1945 in Detroit. Betty was an accomplished gardener, avid golfer and enjoyed crocheting lap blankets and hats for local hospitals. Mother of Joyce ...
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Arthur L. Ellis

November 19, 1925 - October 30, 2016

ELLIS, Arthur L., 90, of Bloomfield Twp., died October 30, 2016. He was born to the late Albert and Stella Ellis in Mantkins, TX on November 19, 1925. Art received his Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Engineering from the General Motor's Institute which enabled his career in Engineering with GM. He also worked with Barton Malow and Walbridge Aldinger in project management. Art was a member of the...
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Gloria May Luther

January 30, 1935 - October 20, 2016

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Ruth Alice Caswell

June 5, 1929 - October 14, 2016

CASWELL, Ruth Alice Devlin, 87, passed away October 14, 2016 at her home surrounded by family and friends. She was born on June 5, 1929 in Pittsburgh, PA to the late James C. and Edna Devlin. Ruth graduated from West Minster College in 1952 with a BA in business and theater arts. She then earned her Master's Degree in business from Penn State University in 1956. Ruth was employed by IBM as a...
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Paul Lawrence Grismer

June 22, 1940 - October 12, 2016

Paul Grismer of West Bloomfield passed away October 12th, 2016 at the age of 76. He was born in Detroit, Michigan on June 22nd, 1940. Paul graduated from Bentley High School. He was married to Jo Anne Grismer on September 14th, 1963. Paul worked for Detroit Edison for 39 years as a dispatcher. He was a member of the Boy Scouts of America and had a passion for camping. Paul is survived by his...
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Terrence Edward Hecox

August 29, 1984 - September 18, 2016

Terrence Edward Hecox II, 32, of West Bloomfield, Michigan and previously of Sulphur, Oklahoma died Sunday, September 18th 2016, in a motor vehicle accident near his home. Terry was born in Omaha, Nebraska to Terrence and Mary Ann Hecox on August 29th 1984. He was a graduate of Sulphur High School. He was a proud graduate of Oakland Community College with an Associates of Applied Science degree...
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Richard Lynn Litzler

May 31, 1939 - September 18, 2016

Richard Lynn Litzler, born May 31, 1939 in Burlington, Wisconsin, passed away on September 18, 2016 at home, following a brief illness. His parents were Maurice & Gertrude (Simmons) Litzler; he graduated from Janesville High School in 1957; graduated from Whitewater State College in 1961 and taught school in Pontiac, Michigan School District for 30 years. He was an avid runner and...
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Varun Ramesha Bhatta

June 13, 2007 - September 3, 2016

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Nancy Lenore Dalrymple

May 31, 1931 - August 5, 2016

DALRYMPLE, Nancy, 85, of Southfield, MI, passed away August 5, 2016. She was born in Royal Oak, MI on May 31, 1931. Nancy graduated from Roosevelt High School and received a Masters of Education from Wayne State University. Nancy had a career in teaching special education for Northville public schools. She had a passion for the Tigers, Red Wings, gardening, and cats. Nancy is preceded in death by...
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Michael E. Strickland

November 11, 1968 - July 15, 2016

Michael E. "Mike" Strickland, age 47, of Canton, GA and formerly of Waterford, July 15, 2016. Loving and faithful husband of Michelle Baker Strickland; Father of Sherrie Roberts of Gilbert, AZ, Michelle Strickland of Shelby Township, MI, Emily Strickland of Shelby Township, Alyssa Strickland of Auburn Hills, MI, Jordan Baker of Canton, GA and Travis Strickland of Canton, GA; Son of Pauline...
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Robert C. McHugh

June 15, 1934 - June 30, 2016

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John Oliver Lewis

August 4, 1952 - June 29, 2016

LEWIS, John Oliver, age 63, of Waterford, Michigan, passed away June 29, 2016. He was born August 4, 1952 to James and Olive (nee Cole) Lewis in Detroit, Michigan. Husband and best friend of Mary (nee Smiley; nee George) Lewis. father of Paul (Jessica) Lewis and the late Shawn Lewis; step-father of Jami Lee George (Ryan) and Jodi (Andy) George-Wilkinson; grandfather of Kiana, Trisha, Hannah, Noah...
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Gerald David Bonneville

January 20, 1930 - June 22, 2016

BONNEVILLE, Gerald, 86, of Orchard Lake, died June 22, 2016 at his home. He was born January 20, 1930 to the late Gerald and Dorothy Bonneville. Husband of Doris (nee Heyn) Bonneville; father of Gerald (Inez) Bonneville III and Ben (Victoria) Bonneville; grandfather of Phillip and Meghan; step-grandfather of 2; and step-great-grandfather of 4. Jerry received his Bachelor's Degree in Physics from...
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Lawrence Edward Forcier

October 19, 1927 - June 13, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Pixley Funeral Home Godhardt-Tomlinson Chapel, Keego Harbor, MI.
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John W. Shaw

October 17, 1926 - June 9, 2016

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Ruth Alice Harris

April 27, 1919 - June 3, 2016

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John Edward Meredith

June 12, 1938 - June 2, 2016

Meredith, John (Speedy) of Grand Blanc formerly of Keego Harbor, Waterford passed away June 2nd at the age of 77. Devoted and loving husband of Joyce for 52 years; loving father to John and Jeffery; dear brother of Connie (Donald) Johnston, Neil Meredith, proceeded by Kenneth Meredith; cherished by adopted granddaughter Brittany Pruneau; loved by his in-laws Chuck (Mary) Siple, James (Mary)...
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Patrick Daniel Riley

December 25, 1963 - June 1, 2016

RILEY, Patrick Daniel, AGE 52, of Rochester Hills, formerly of Waterford, died June 1, 2016. Patrick was born on December 25, 1963 in Royal Oak. He was a graduate of Waterford Mott High School and was employed locally as a carpenter. Patrick loved to vacation with his family in Sanibel Island, FL, and Myrtle Beach, SC, and anywhere near water. He also enjoyed water & snow skiing as well as...
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Alphonse Albert Yezbick

October 17, 1929 - May 23, 2016

Dr. Alphonse A. Yezbick (Al): October 17, 1929 - May 23, 2016. For 86 years, Al lived a full life. Among many things, he loved to practice "the art of medicine" in his family medicine clinic on Woodrow Wilson in West Bloomfield, where he served his patients for over 50 years. He was enamored by the game of golf, always looking for a way to improve his swing, and was a long-time member...
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Jeffrey Alan Heck

June 14, 1962 - May 13, 2016

After a long journey of battling cancer, Jeffrey Heck of Rochester Hills, ended his battle on May 13th, 2016 at the age of 53. He was born in Pontiac, Michigan on June 14th, 1962. Jeff was a graduate from Rochester Adams High School. He went on to marry Lisa (Sobosky) Heck on July 14th, 1984. Jeff worked as an Operating Engineer, Local 324, for Commercial Contracting Corporation. His passions...
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Evelyn May Sadowski

January 29, 1918 - May 10, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Pixley Funeral Home Godhardt-Tomlinson Chapel, Keego Harbor, MI.
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Eurania Shelton Pruitt

October 22, 1944 - May 1, 2016

Dr. Eurania Pruitt, 71 of West Bloomfield, passed away on Sunday May 1, 2016. She was born on October 22, 1944 in Detroit, Michigan. Loving wife of Samuel Pruitt for more than 40 years; Dear mother of Marcus (Dean Kallenbach) Buggs, Eurania Buggs, step mother of Valerie Pruitt, Kimberly Pruitt, Vanessa Crume and Steven Pruitt. Eurania is also survived by her siblings oldest brother Deacon Allen ...
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Dolores June Preston

February 26, 1930 - April 29, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Pixley Funeral Home Godhardt-Tomlinson Chapel, Keego Harbor, MI.
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Eileen D. Borer

April 14, 1922 - April 20, 2016

BORER (nee Doelle), Eileen D., age 94, of Sylvan Lake, MI. passed away peacefully April 20, 2016. She was the wife of the late Lewis Borer. Eileen is the mother of Therese Borer, Bonnie Gott, preceded in death by Dee Ann "Scooter" Leonard; mother in law to Curtis Leonard and Robert "Bob" Gott; and grandmother of Brian Gott.Eileen was a longtime resident of Sylvan Lake and for many years a member...
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Brian Joseph Dacorte

December 17, 1956 - April 16, 2016

DaCorte, Brian Joseph; 59; of Waterford; passed away on April 16, 2016, after a long courageous battle with Lung Cancer. He was born in Martinez, CA on December 17, 1956. Loving husband of Laurie and cherished Father of Shawn (Kaitlyn), Antone (Miranda), Gina, and Daniel. Brian retired from Oakland County Road Commission. He was a proud Marine Corps Veteran belonging to the Marine Corps League...
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Ralph H. Darby

September 30, 1921 - April 16, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Pixley Funeral Home Godhardt-Tomlinson Chapel, Keego Harbor, MI.
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Sue Ellen Vaughan

August 18, 1941 - April 11, 2016

Sue Ellen Vaughan, age 74 of Waterford passed peacefully at home April 11, 2016. Beloved wife of the late Roger Vaughan, proud mother of Ryan (Rich), Dawn and Derek, dear sister of Carol Miracle. Sue retired from Beaumont Hospital, where she worked in the Blood Bank/Lab for over 25 years, she also spent over 15 years at the Pixley Funeral Home Godhardt-Tomlinson Chapel greeting and comforting...
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Kevin Kirk Moles

March 17, 1962 - April 10, 2016

Moles, Kevin; unexpectedly passed away peacefully on April 10, 2016. Kevin is survived by his brothers Danny (Jeanette), Allen (Sue), Ernie (Pat), Chuck (Billie), Jeff, Mark (Laura), Keith (Dawn). He is preceded in death by parents Dorothy and Emmett Moles and sister-in-law Karen. Kevin had a very deep love for animals and for many years assisted in wild life rehab with the goal of releasing them...
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Therese Ann Armstrong

July 27, 1934 - April 10, 2016

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Genevieve Marie O'Neill

December 18, 1920 - March 28, 2016

In remembrance of Genevieve O'Neill, age, 95, Waterford, MI. Beloved wife of the late John F. O'Neill, long time companion of Jim Mann, dearest mother of James (deceased) (Barb), Gail (Ted) Hajduk, Timothy (Suzanne), Patrick (Megan), and Mary; grandmother of fourteen and great-grandmother of six. Genevieve grew up in Gesu Parish where she sang in the choir. She attended St. Theresa High...
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Lenore Adeline Thomas

August 23, 1924 - March 28, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Pixley Funeral Home Godhardt-Tomlinson Chapel, Keego Harbor, MI.
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Phyllis May Radike

June 7, 1927 - March 24, 2016

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