Our Obituaries

Amber Rosina Zechmeister

September 21, 1979 - January 27, 2018

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Kenneth Millard Harmon

May 16, 1929 - January 25, 2018

Kenneth Millard Harmon, age 88, of Rochester Hills, died January 25, 2018.The son of Kenneth and Edith (Taft) Harmon, Ken was born in Washington, D.C. on May 16, 1929. He was a graduate of Palo Alto High School and served in the U.S. Army. After earning his B.A. at San Jose State College and his Ph.D. at the University of Washington, he joined the faculty of Harvey Mudd College in 1959 and later...
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Julian Michael Poczatek

May 8, 1995 - January 22, 2018

No services are being held for Julian Poczatek. In the future, the family may choose to hold a private service at a later date.
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Janice LaDuke

October 21, 1961 - January 21, 2018

Janice Marie LaDuke, age 56, of Rochester Hills, passed away January 21, 2018. Dear mother of Ian Brown; loving daughter of Robert LaDuke and the late Norma; sister of Pete (Kay) and Dave (Patricia) LaDuke; and sister in spirit of Tracy Antenucci.Janice was born in Royal Oak, Michigan on October 21, 1961. She graduated from Oakland University with a Bachelor of Arts in art history. Janice had a...
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Terrie Lynn Hamilton

April 26, 1954 - January 20, 2018

HAMILTON, Terrie Lynn (Shepard), age 63, of Rochester Hills, died January 20, 2018. Terrie was born on April 26, 1954 in Lansing, Michigan. She is survived by: her children Adam (Jenny) Hamilton, Andy Hamilton (Devin Richert), and Kelly Hamilton (Travis Moraskey); grandchildren Nora, Mac and Maeve; father Clarence W. Shepard, Jr. ("Bill"); sisters Tina Shepard and Lisa Kadlec; brothers John...
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Sophia Sara Miller

July 28, 1999 - January 19, 2018

Sophia Sara "Sophie" Miller, age 18, of Rochester Hills died January 19, 2018. Sophie was born on July 28, 1999. She is survived by: her mother Debbie Miller, sisters Jennie (Jared) Enochs and Emy Miller; best friend Tori and all her family at MOD Pizza. Sophie graduated from Rochester High School in 2017 and was a member of the Marching Band for all 4 years, where she played clarinet. She had...
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Teddy Maag

March 3, 1942 - January 18, 2018

Theodore Arthur "Teddy" Maag, age 75, of Rochester Hills, passed away January 18, 2018. Teddy was born on March 3, 1942 in Sandusky, Ohio, son of the late Theodore and Eunice (Agsten) Maag. He is survived by his children Teresa (Mike) Esser and Theodore (Audrey) Maag; sisters Linda (James) Wilkins and Donna (David) Patterson; niece Stacey, and nephews Andrew and Casey; great niece Lauren and...
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Gail Ann Hughes

December 18, 1942 - January 17, 2018

Gail Ann Hughes, age 75, of Royal Oak, passed away January 17, 2018. Beloved wife of Dwight; dear mother of Tim (Alyssa) and Scott; caring grandmother of Kelsey and Tristan; and sister of Marsha (Tom) Dunseith.Gail was born the daughter of the late Jack and Elizabeth (Harris) Tower in Detroit, Michigan on December 18, 1942. She graduated from Rochester High School in 1960 and attended Central...
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Frederick Allen Spencer

December 5, 1939 - January 17, 2018

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Ann L. Bysko

September 4, 1935 - January 15, 2018

Ann L. Bysko, age 82, of Rochester Hills, passed away January 15th, 2018. She was born in Flint, Michigan on September 4th, 1935. Ann L. Knoblock graduated from Flint Jr. College. She was married to Joseph S. Bysko on October 23rd, 1965. Ann worked as a church secretary for the Abiding Presence Lutheran Church. She was preceded in death by her brother Elmer F. Knoblock. Ann is survived by her...
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Roger LeRoy Fleming

May 15, 1928 - January 15, 2018

Roger LeRoy Fleming, age 89, of Rochester Hills, passed away January 15, 2018. Beloved husband of the Lois; dear father of Linnette, Carol (Daryl), and Kathleen (Mitchell); caring grandfather of seven and great-grandfather to twelve. Roger was born the son of Clifford and Sigrid (Johnson) Fleming in Superior Wisconsin on May 15, 1928. He graduated from Auburn Heights High School and married Lois....
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George William Flaker

November 11, 1932 - January 11, 2018

George William Flaker, Jr.November 11, 1932 - January 11, 2018Loving Husband to Darlene for 57 years. Beloved Father of Sherri Rose, Mark Anthony (Greg), George Christopher (Holly), Carmen Maria, Elizabeth Anne and Jennifer Michelle. Dear Papa George to Shaun (Shannon), Jonathan, Thomas, and Nicholas. Great Grandfather to Mara, Phoebe, and Ephrem. Brother to Nancy Hopping and Joanne (Paul)...
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Gilbert Joseph Cousineau

February 7, 1927 - January 10, 2018

GILBERT JOSEPH COUSINEAU, age 90, of Macomb, died January 10, 2018. Gilbert was born on February 7, 1927 in Detroit, son of the late Horace and Olive Marie (Major) Cousineau. He is survived by: his children Kevin Cousineau, Kathy (Ian) Donald, and Scott (Melissa) Cousineau; grandchildren Christopher Cousineau, Connor Cousineau, Colin Cousineau, Kristen Bloom-Rosberg, Sean Donald, Daniel Cousineau...
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Joseph L. Marcellin

July 9, 1937 - January 9, 2018

Joseph "Joe" Lucian Marcellin, age 80, passed away on January 9, 2018. He was born on July 9, 1937 in Alameda, California to Katherine Mildred (Kinloch) and Ferdinand Lucian Marcellin. On May 23, 1964, Joe married Kathleen LaRocca in San Francisco, California. Joe was an Insurance Executive for Hartford in Detroit, Michigan. Joe is survived by his wife, Kathleen Marcellin; two children, Michelle...
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Geraldine Palmer Coon

February 15, 1933 - January 9, 2018

Coon, Geraldine Palmer (Gerry) January 9, 2018. Since retiring from Oakland University as an Administrative Professional in 1992, Gerry has traveled the world with her soul mate, husband George Coon. She taught English as a second language in Guizhou, China on two separate occasions, being on the first team to represent Oakland University there in the summer of 1988. She also taught courses in...
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Larry Morrison

March 22, 1939 - January 8, 2018

MORRISON, Larry Lee, age 78, passed away January 8, 2018. He was born in Alpena, Michigan on March 22, 1939. Larry resided in Rochester, Michigan for all of his working life before retiring to Glennie, Michigan. He worked in as a Production Controller for over 40 years in the Toy industry with AMT Production, of Utica and American Plastic Toy, of Walled Lake. He was also a Reserve Officer with...
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July 5, 1930 - January 8, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Pixley Funeral Home, Rochester, MI.
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Marjorie Ileen Dernier

April 7, 1930 - January 7, 2018

MARJORIE I. DERNIER, age 87, of Oakland Twp., died Sunday, January 7, 2018. Marjorie was born on April 7, 1930 in Rochester, daughter of the late Charles and Mary (Johnson) Steward. She is survived by her sister Mary (James) Madson; nieces and nephews Fern (Joel) Beasley, Christine (Douglas) Bellows, Karen Smeja, Elania Steward, David (Claudette) Steward, Linda Madson, and Cheryl Madson; Several...
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James C. Sroka

June 7, 1925 - January 7, 2018

Sroka, James C., formerly of South Lyon, passed away Sunday January 7, 2018.Predeceased by his loving wife Sylvia (2010). He will be dearly missed by his son Jimmy (Judy Vroman), daughter Kerry (Frank) Jarvis, son Corey (Jolayne) Sroka, grandsons Joshua Jarvis, Adam Sroka and grandpup Zamboni. James proudly served his country as a Marine during WWII. He will be laid to rest with his wife at...
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James D. Smith

February 5, 1931 - January 5, 2018

SMITH, James D., of Troy, Michigan, passed away on January 5, 2018. He was the dear and beloved husband of Doris Smith who preceded him in death on December 6, 2017. He is survived by: His children, Ilene (Robert), Marsha and James; his grandchildren, Rachel (Anthony), Brandon (Agata), Michael, Ashley (Steven) and Kristen (Karey) and his great-grandchild, Henry. Visitation 3 - 8 p.m. Thursday,...
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Nancy Lou Chaszar

May 29, 1940 - January 2, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Pixley Funeral Home, Rochester, MI.
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Donald Phillip Saxon

July 14, 1924 - January 2, 2018

SAXON, Donald P., 93, of Rochester Hills, passed away January 2, 2018. He was born in Detroit on July 14, 1924 to the late Julian and Gertrude Saxon. He graduated from Cooley HS in Detroit and was a charter member of Delta Sigma Phi at Michigan Tech, where he received his Bachelor's Degree in Engineering. He served his country honorably in the US Army during WWII and retired from TACOM after 40...
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Henrietta E. Delaney

November 5, 1927 - December 28, 2017

DELANEY, Henrietta "Netta", 90, of Lake Orion, passed away December 28, 2017. She was born in Royal Oak on November 5, 1927. She graduated from Rochester H.S; and worked with DTE and over 30 years with Reichold Chemical in Ferndale. Loving wife of 70 years to James E. Delaney; loving mother of Paul (Carol) Delaney; and grandmother of John and Drew. Visitation 3 - 6 p.m. Friday, January 5, 2017 at...
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Merlin Jerry Bengry

January 14, 1948 - December 27, 2017

BENGRY, Merlin Jerry, "Mo", age 69, of Rochester, Michigan, passed away December 27, 2017. He was born to the late Neil and Charlotte (nee Cline) Bengry on January 14, 1948 in Pontiac, Michigan. Mo graduated from Rochester H.S. and ran Bengry Landscaping and Excavating. Loving husband of Connie (nee Kuttkuhn) Bengry; father of Tiffany (Tim) Schaefer and Chad (Nicole) Bengry; loving grandfather of...
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Daniel A. Fifield

April 30, 1962 - December 26, 2017

Daniel Arthur "DUKE" Fifield, age 55, of Imlay City, died Tuesday, December 26, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. Duke was born on April 30, 1962 in Pontiac, and grew up in Rochester. He is survived by: wife Julie Fifield; mother Susan Fifield of Richmond; children Shanna (Jeff ) Stamps of Lake Orion, Nicole Fifield of Lake Orion, Darci Fifield of Imlay City and LeAnne (Boyd) Sanday of Brown...
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Jean Marie Merritt

February 22, 1946 - December 23, 2017

Jean Marie MERRITT, 71, of Rochester Hills Michigan, passed away on December 23, 2017. Jean was the loving sister of Tom (Evelyn) and Dave (Linda) Lalla, Joyce (Late Rick) Milliron, Sue Lalla, and Chris Lalla. Jean was born the daughter of Alfred and Grace (Christie) Lalla on February 22, 1946 in Detroit Michigan. She graduated from Seaholm High School in Birmingham and married the late Stephen...
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Jos Ray Elizondo

December 13, 1940 - December 22, 2017

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Elizabeth M. Miller

July 5, 1962 - December 21, 2017

Elizabeth "Beth" MillerMiller, Elizabeth "Beth", 55, of Boca Raton, FloridaPassed away at home on December 21, 2017Born July 5, 1962 in Detroit, Michigan. Beth later attended Michigan State University, where she graduated with dual degrees in Psychology and Teaching. She met her husband, Michael, while attending Michigan State.Beth was a devoutly committed wife and mother. She raised four...
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James Alan Ferguson

February 22, 1934 - December 21, 2017

JAMES ALAN FERGUSON, age 83, of Shelby Township, died December 21, 2017. James was born on February 22, 1934 in Detroit. He is survived by: wife Margie Ferguson, children Scott Ferguson, Stephanie Ferguson, Daryl Ferguson, Paul Ferguson, and Lisa Floyd; grandchildren Travis, Tyler, Luke, Matthew, Madeline and Sam. Also survived by step children Debra, Cari, Pamela and David; 10 step...
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Shirley Elizabeth DiBiase

May 7, 1930 - December 20, 2017

DiBIASE, Shirley Elizabeth, age 87, of Rochester Hills, passed away December 20, 2017. She was born in Rochester, MI to the late Reuben and Josephine Johnson on May 7, 1930. She graduated from Rochester High School and received her Bachelor's and Master's Degrees from Wayne State University. Shirley was a business education teacher and coordinator for Ferndale High School. She was a long-time...
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Dolores M. Halliday

July 7, 1926 - December 19, 2017

Dolores "Dee" M. Halliday, age 91, died on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at her home in Rochester Hills, Michigan. Dee was born on July 7, 1926 in Throop, Pennsylvania to parents Margaret (Voros) Yuhas and Louis Yuhas, who was an anthracite coal miner. During the Great Depression, Dee's family migrated to the Detroit area. It was there that Dee met her husband, Jim Halliday.Dee was a vibrant,...
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David Michael Papke

June 29, 1949 - December 19, 2017

PAPKE, David Michael, age 68, of Rochester Hills, passed away December 19, 2017. He was born to Gus and the late Shirley Papke on June 29, 1949 in Pontiac. He graduated from Waterford Kettering High School in 1968, later receiving his Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice from Madonna University. Dave served his country honorably in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. He served...
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Diane Marie Prinz

July 11, 1955 - December 17, 2017

Diane Marie Prinz, 62, of Washington Township Michigan, passed away on December 17, 2017. Loving mother of Dawn (Ross) Waniolek, Allan (Ashley) Waniolek, and Karolyn Waniolek; dear daughter of Ruth Ann Robb; caring grandmother of Searra and Javar; and great-grandmother of the late Iggy; sister to Patricia (Gary) Snyder and Brian (Kimberly) Robb; and aunt to Renee, Rachelle, Emily, and Elyse.Diane...
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Casimir Krajewski

May 20, 1947 - December 17, 2017

KRAJEWSKI, Casimir, age 70, passed away December 17, 2017. He was born in Bayreuth, Germany on May 20, 1947. He emigrated to New Orleans, LA in 1951 and lived there until 1960 when the family moved to Hamtramck, MI. Since 1978, he has lived in Rochester Hills. Casimir graduated from Wayne State University and worked for GM as a mechanical engineer for 40 years. He was preceded in death by his...
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Robert M. Cox

October 20, 1924 - December 14, 2017

Robert M. Cox ObituaryRobert (Bob) Maurice Cox, 93, of Rochester Hills, MI, passed away on December 14, 2017. He was born in Detroit, MI on October 20, 1924. Bob graduated from Ferndale High school in December, 1942. He is survived by daughters Rebecca (Michael) Thornton and Robin (Jeffrey) Hughes; Grandchildren Nicole (Matthew) Evo, Robert (Stacy) Remick, Stacey (Frank) Doria, and Donovan...
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Richard Thomas Kingston

June 11, 1951 - December 14, 2017

KINGSTON, Richard Thomas, 66, of Rochester Hills, passed away December 14, 2017. He was born in Detroit, MI on June 11, 1951. Richard Kingston graduated from Grosse Pointe High and received a Bachelor's Degree from Wayne State University. He was married to Peggy (Smyk) Kingston on May 28, 1977. Richard had a career in facilities for T.I. Automotive (Bundy Tubing). He volunteered for Kensington...
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Silverio Vincent Contrastato

May 15, 1929 - December 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Pixley Funeral Home, Rochester, MI.
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Marion Sophie Przybysz

September 27, 1925 - December 10, 2017

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Timothy James Burdon

November 11, 1935 - December 8, 2017

Timothy James Burdon, 82, of Oakland Twp., passed away December 8, 2017. Loving husband of Patty; devoted father of Rick (Peggy) Burdon, Lisa (Bruce) Henricksen; step-father of Peter (Thaysa) Ehrnstrom, Julie (Peter) Kozma, Kristen (Mark) Freund, Greg (Colleen) Ehrnstrom; caring grandfather of Whitney, Clayton, Grant, Matt (Whitney), and Brett(Ryanne); step-grandfather of Jessa, Sarah, Erika,...
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Doris Smith

September 12, 1932 - December 6, 2017

SMITH, Doris E., of Troy, Michigan, passed away on December 6, 2017. She was the dear and beloved wife of James D. Smith. She is survived by her husband; her children, Ilene (Robert), Marsha and James; her grandchildren, Rachel (Anthony), Brandon (Agata), Michael, Ashley (Steven) and Kristen (Karey) and her great-grandchild, Henry. Visitation 3 - 8 p.m. Monday, December 11, 2017 at Pixley Funeral...
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Teuna C. Padmos

March 28, 1916 - December 4, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Pixley Funeral Home, Rochester, MI.
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Donna Beverly Stallman

July 28, 1927 - December 3, 2017

Donna Stallman, 90, passed away on December 3, 2017, in Rochester, Michigan. She was born Donna Beverly Perkins on July 28, 1927, to Sam and Emma (McLeod) Perkins in Centralia, Washington. She leaves behind five children: Sam Stallman of Selah, WA, Barbara York Taylor (Bill) of Alexandria, VA, Richard Stallman (Kelly) of Belfair, WA, David Stallman (Kelly) of Port Orchard, WA, and Kris Davis ...
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Gerald B. Nolan

September 4, 1930 - December 1, 2017

NOLAN, Gerald Buckley, 87, of Washington Twp., passed away December 1, 2017.He was a proud Veteran of the US Army who served during the Korean War. Jerry was employed as a supervisor with Michigan Consolidated/DTE for 46 years. Father of Karyn Nolan and Gayle (Ruben) Rodriguez; grandfather of Jennifer (Barry) Crays and Michael (Melissa) Sexton; great-grandfather of Railey, Kyle, Ashley, Landon...
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Nicholas Lawrence Smith

November 1, 1989 - November 28, 2017

SMITH, Nicholas Lawrence, age 28, of Oakland Township, Michigan, passed away on November 28, 2017. He was born in Rochester Hills on November 1, 1989. Nick graduated from Lutheran High School Northwest and later received his Associates Degree in Business from Oakland Community College. He married Amber Marie Steffes on June 28, 2013. Nick worked for the Rochester Elevator, Zimmer's Sales and...
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Michael B. Fitzsimmons

November 7, 1923 - November 27, 2017

Michael "Mike" Bernard Fitzsimmons, age 94, of Davison, formerly of Rochester Hills Michigan, passed away on November 27, 2017. Loving father of Michele (Matt) Greer Fry and Rhonda (Friend Pat Kelly) Fitzsimmons; dear grandfather of Danny (Karlee) Greer, Jon (Lauren) Greer, Christopher (Katie) Schmitt, April (Jason) Fitzgibbon and great-grandfather to Everett, Georgia, Austin, Emily, Kalei, Noah,...
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Josephine E. Glisman

December 4, 1924 - November 27, 2017

Josephine E. Lawler Glisman, was born December 4, 1924, to Ruby and Seymour Lawler. As Josephine would say about her twin brother Joseph: "We womb-ed together". She also had an older brother, Jack. Although, her parents lived in Detroit, her mother, Ruby traveled early in her pregnancy to Franklin, Kentucky so that she had family around her when she gave birth to her twins. Josephine was born...
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Norman Gilbert

March 29, 1930 - November 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Pixley Funeral Home, Rochester, MI.
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Eric Brian Overall

May 10, 1967 - November 23, 2017

OVERALL, Eric Brian, age 50, of Burton, passed away in the line of duty on November 23, 2017. He served with the Oakland County Sheriff's Office for 22 years. His greatest passions were his family, friends, music, fishing and beloved cat "Siggi". Beloved husband of Sonja; loving father of Ken and the late Cameron; grandson of Lois Overall and the late Kenneth; son of Chris (Heidi) Overall and...
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Zachary T. Young

September 28, 1995 - November 22, 2017

Zachary T. Young, age 22, of Rochester Hills, November 22, 2017; beloved son of Jackie (Fred) Salo and Chris (Michele) Young; cherished brother of Ben Young; grandson of Dr. Daniel (Donna) White and Joan Binkowski; also survived by a dozen aunts and uncles and even more cousins, whom all loved Zachary dearly. Zachary touched many lives through his life. He had an infectious smile that could be...
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Carole Joan Pavloff

November 3, 1931 - November 18, 2017

Carole Joan Pavloff, 86, of Rochester Hills Michigan, passed away on November 18, 2017. Beloved wife of Thomas Pavloff for 63 years; loving mother of Thomas (Barb), Susan, and David (Fran) Pavloff; dear grandmother of Francine (Andrew) Wagley, Michelle (Jacob) Rosiek, Melinda, Allison, and Thomas Pavloff; great-grandmother of Addyson and David. Carole was born the daughter of James and Cassie ...
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Lynn Marie Hinch

April 2, 1963 - November 18, 2017

Lynn Marie Hinch, age 54, of Oakland Twp., Michigan, passed away November 18, 2017. She was born in San Diego, California on April 2, 1963. Lynn graduated from the University of Michigan Dearborn. She was an English Teacher at Brother Rice High School and taught Creative Writing and British Literature. Lynn was married to David J. Hinch on February 23, 1985. She is preceded in death by her...
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Elizabeth Stout LeClair

December 28, 1949 - November 17, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Pixley Funeral Home, Rochester, MI.
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Henry Charles Garavaglia

November 16, 1916 - November 15, 2017

GARAVAGLIA, Henry, age 100, of Rochester Hills, Michigan, passed away November 15, 2017. He was born in Detroit, Michigan on November 16, 1916. Henry graduated from St. Joseph Commercial College in Detroit in 1935. He was married to Rosemary Garavaglia on April 29, 1950. Henry had a career in retail working for Bessenger's Custom Window Funishings and he had a passion for Detroit sports and...
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Alyce H. Burton

January 20, 1920 - November 15, 2017

BURTON, Alyce H., a longtime Rochester Resident, passed away November 15, 2017. She was born in Detroit on January 20, 1920. Alyce was married to Hubert Burton in 1947. She was a former member of Five Points Community Church and she had a passion for her family. Alyce is preceded in death by her husband Hubert and her son Jim Burton. She is survived by her children Robert (Marilyn) Burton,...
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Carol Lee Nancarrow

November 20, 1939 - November 14, 2017

NANCARROW, Carol Cooper passed away on November 14,2017 at the age of 78. Carol is the super proud mom of Todd and Lee, Grandma of Emily and Todd Jr. (TJ) - Her Treasures! She was the daughter of the late Harry and Margaret Cooper, and sister of the late David and Jeff Cooper. Carol provided 20 years of service at the Lapeer County Clerk's office. She loved her quirky, mothering, friends and...
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Mary Louise Reilly

June 12, 1933 - November 14, 2017

Mary Louise (Fisk) Reilly died Tuesday, November 14, 2017 in Rochester, Michigan.She was born in Luke, Maryland on June 12, 1933 to Martha Washington Fortney and Alton Ree Fortney, Sr. Mary Lou is survived by her three sons, Al (Bonnie) Fisk, Rob (Linda) Fisk, Fred (Patti) Fisk, 7 grandchildren, 1 great granddaughter, a sister, Martha "Bunny" Marshall, and a brother, Alton Ree "Sonny" (Joyce)...
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Gale K. Commerson

January 18, 1947 - November 14, 2017

Gale Kathryn (Parker) Commerson, 70, of Rochester Hills, passed away Tuesday November 14, 2017. Beloved wife of Hal for 47 years; dear mother of Ryan (Jessica) Commerson, Kathryn (Mike) Starn and the late Aaron (Tracy Yates) Commerson; caring grandmother of Parker, Holden, Ellis, and Jake; and sister of Janine (Dean) Koslofski and Doug Parker.Gale was born the daughter of Ken and Ruth (Gale)...
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Craig Joseph Cotter

December 13, 1941 - November 12, 2017

Craig Joseph Cotter, 75, of Rochester Hills, passed away on Sunday November 12, 2017. He was the loving husband of Carole Cotter for 50 years; dear father of Catherine (Brian) Bilkovic and Deborah (Harry) Rhodes; caring grandfather of Ava, Mason, and Austin; and brother of Jay Cotter.Craig was born the son of Daniel and Evelyn (Kruse) Cotter in Battle Creek on December 13, 1941. He graduated from...
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Loraine Virginia Fawcett Trebert

April 21, 1925 - November 4, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Pixley Funeral Home, Rochester, MI.
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Debra Ann Geen

May 16, 1954 - November 4, 2017

DEBRA ANN GEEN, age 63, of Rochester Hills, died suddenly November 4, 2017. Debra was born on May 16, 1954 in Cleveland, Ohio, to Claiborne and Grace (Willson) Ross, Jr. She is survived by her husband John Geen, children Jonathan Geen, Katherine Geen, Jennifer (Justin) Hermanson, grandchildren Nash Hermanson, A.J. Jamerino, and Will Hermanson. Also survived by brothers James (Sonja) Ross and...
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Elaine V. McLean

April 20, 1924 - November 4, 2017

McLEAN, Elaine V., age 93, of Rochester, Michigan, passed away November 4, 2017. She was born to the late Alexander and Eleanore (nee Morisette) Ott on April 20, 1924 in Detroit. She was employed since she was 18 years old, working with Consumers Power and Dymon Hearing aids. Elaine also owned and operated Little One's Ceramics. She enjoyed Gardening, crafts, her Lake Orion Travel Club and the...
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Mary L. Nowels

May 6, 1950 - November 4, 2017

NOWELS, Mary Laetitia, age 67, lifelong resident of Rochester, Michigan, passed away November 4, 2017 in Rochester Hills. She was born to the late William and Laetitia Dunseith in Pontiac on May 6, 1950. She graduated from Marion High School in Bloomfield Hills. Mary was employed for over 40 years as a Medical Receptionist with several local physicians including: Dr. Wery, Dr. Tremblay and the...
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William E. Gilbert

December 27, 1928 - November 3, 2017

WILLIAM EVAN GILBERT, age 88, of Rochester Hills, died Friday, November 3, 2017. William was born on December 27, 1928 in Detroit, son of the late Gilbert and Phyllis (Roose) Gilbert. He is survived by his wife of 52 years Barbara (nee Van Norman); children Judy Tyler, John (Nancy) Tyler, the late David Tyler, Randy (Jerri) Gilbert, Shelley Gilbert, and Dale (Laura) Gilbert. Also survived by 13...
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Julia Dewey Chadwick Zboril

December 18, 1939 - November 2, 2017

ZBORIL, Julia (Julie) Dewey Chadwick, age 77, recent resident of Orlando, Florida, and longtime resident of Rochester Hills, Michigan, died November 2, 2017. Julie was born on December 18, 1939 in Detroit and raised in Grosse Pointe. She was a graduate of the Grosse Pointe Academy, attended Western Michigan University and later graduated from Oakland University. For several years, Julie worked...
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Wanda Wysocki

June 21, 1919 - October 30, 2017

Wanda Wysocki, 98, of West Bloomfield, passed away on Monday October 30, 2017. She was the loving mother of Virginia (late Raymond) Jacques, and Delphine (Leo) Beller; dear grandmother of Cindy (Dennis) Zamplas, Christopher (Christy) Beller, Natalie (Tim) Hallman, Craig (Rachael) Jacques, and Jennifer (Paul) Springmeyer; and great-grandmother of Justin, Joshua, Cameron, Brooks, Gracelyn,...
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James Jannetta

November 21, 1920 - October 28, 2017

JANNETTA, James, 96, of Rochester Hills, leaves us on October 28, 2017, 3 weeks before his 97th birthday. He left behind his wife and soul mate of 47 years, Ann; father of Dennis (Cathy) Jannetta; step-father of Wayne Peterson; grandfather to 8 and great-grandfather of 13. He was the last of his immediate of seven Jannettas and was loved by his many nieces and nephews. Jim served his country...
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Dwight Matthew Peltier

February 25, 1961 - October 27, 2017

DWIGHT MATTHEW PELTIER, age 56, of Shelby, died Friday, October 27, 2017 at his residence. Dwight was born on February 25, 1961 in Pontiac, the son of Duane and Dolores Peltier. He attended Rochester Adams High School and had attended Michigan Christian College, where he was active in the Acapella Chorus. On June 20, 1984, Dwight was baptized at the Richland Hills Church of Christ in Richland...
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Regina Mary Diederich

September 8, 1926 - October 27, 2017

DIEDERICH, Regina Mary, age 91, of Rochester Hills, died October 27, 2017 with her family by her side. She was born September 8, 1926 in Hamtramck, to the late Stanislaus and Frances Kowalczyk. In June 1950 Regina graduated from University of Detroit earning a Bachelor of Philosophy, majoring in English and Journalism. She was employed by General Motors, where she, created and served as editor of...
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Alan Frank Evans

December 16, 1963 - October 26, 2017

EVANS, Alan Frank, Jr., age 53, of Rochester Hills, Michigan, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family October 26, 2017. He was born to Alan, Sr., and Patricia (nee Torode) Evans on December 16, 1963 in Detroit. Alan and his wife, Theresa (nee Kowal) Evans, celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary August 15 this year; to celebrate, they took a vacation to Italy and Germany. He loved...
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Bryan Russel Hastings

February 2, 1974 - October 25, 2017

BRYAN RUSSEL HASTINGS, age 43, of Rochester Hills, formerly of Wichita, Kansas, died on October 25, 2017. Bryan was born on February 2, 1974 in Wichita, the son of Chad and Patricia Hastings. A veteran of the U.S. Army, Bryan served as a driver for a M1A1 Abrams tank crew. He was a graduate of Franklin University in Columbus, Ohio, and was a well-known entrepreneur in the area. He enjoyed...
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Pearl Elizabeth Chrisman

December 9, 1939 - October 24, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Pixley Funeral Home, Rochester, MI.
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Harry Harootun Aznavorian

March 3, 1933 - October 23, 2017

Harry "Harootun" Aznavorian, 84, of Madison Heights, passed away on Monday October 23, 2017. Harry was the loving father of Lisa (Andy) Patalan and Todd (Melanie) Aznavorian; dear grandfather of Carmela, Alina, Rocky, Ella, and Scarlett; caring brother of Angie (late George) Benian and he was like a brother to Midge Walsh; uncle to Diane (Armen) Garbooshian and Richard (Nora) Benian; and lifelong...
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Helen M. Harriman

August 19, 1928 - October 22, 2017

HARRIMAN, Helen M., 89, of Lapeer, passed away October 22, 2017. She was born in Rochester, MI on August 19, 1928. Helen graduated from Rochester High School and then was married to John W. Harriman, Sr. on June 18, 1949. She was a member of the Rebekah's of Lapeer. Helen was predeceased by her husband John; her sons Dan (Fran) Harriman, Roger (Tammy) Harriman, and John (Cindy) Harriman; and her...
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Roger William Novotny

May 12, 1951 - October 21, 2017

Roger William Novotny, age 66, of Rochester, passed away Saturday October 21, 2017. Roger was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa to the late Frank and Mae (nee Faltis) Novotny on May 12, 1951. Loving husband of Deborah Gatz-Novotny; father of Jason (Keely) Novotny and Blake (Lindy) Novotny; step-father of Jennifer (Jamie) Donaghy and Stephanie (Adam) Rieth; grandfather of Maeve, Jack, Valen, Dakin,...
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Paul William Hein

December 20, 1961 - October 21, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Pixley Funeral Home, Rochester, MI.
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Sylvia Frances Blakely

December 20, 1936 - October 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Pixley Funeral Home Godhardt-Tomlinson Chapel, Keego Harbor, MI.
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Kevin Mark Larson

May 15, 1959 - October 15, 2017

Kevin Mark Larson, 58, of Rochester Michigan, passed away on Sunday October 15, 2017. Kevin was the loving husband of Melissa for 22 years; dear father of Abigail, Madelyn, and Zachary Larson; caring brother of Lori (Tom) Rapp, Sue (Jonel) Stingu, Scott Larson, and Konni (Mark) Larson-Behounek as well as many nieces and nephews. Kevin was predeceased by his parents Dennis and Joanne (Reitan)...
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Judith Jean Mars

July 12, 1941 - October 15, 2017

MARS, Judith J., 76, of Oakland Twp., passed away October 15, 2017. She was born in Dodgeville, Wisconsin on July 12, 1941. Judith was married to John Mars on March 30, 1962. She is survived by her husband John Mars; her children Beth Mars, Sandy (Curtis) Pianko, and John (Lisa) Mars Jr.; her grandchildren Jessica Hazelton, Melissa Mars, Allison Mars, Jason Pianko, and Morgan Pianko; and her...
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Lester Marshall

February 5, 1937 - October 12, 2017

Lester Verlin Marshall, 80, of Rochester Hills Michigan, passed away on Thursday October 12, 2017. Lester was the loving husband of Hontas for 48 years; dear father of Donna Marshall, Debra Ford, Brian (Debbie) Marshall, Gary (Helen) Marshall, and Steven Marshall; cherished grandfather of Michael (Premi) Haynes, Katy Nickerson, Douglas (Kimberly) Ford, and Autumn Marshall; and great-grandfather...
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Barbara May Spencer

August 29, 1931 - October 11, 2017

SPENCER, Barbara May, age 86 of Rochester Hills, died October 11, 2017. Barbara was born on August 29, 1931 in Detroit, daughter of the late James and Eva (Krewson) Dexter. She is survived by her daughter Kathleen (Don, Sr) Rouse, grandchildren James (Elizabeth) Rouse, Barbara Hadden, and Don (Pam) Rouse, Jr. , 13 great grandchildren, and 4 great great grandchildren. Also survived by her sister...
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Padmaja Devi Veerareddy

November 17, 1930 - October 8, 2017

Padmaja Devi Veerareddy, 86, of Oakland Township, passed away on Sunday October 8th, 2017. Padmaja was the loving mother of Bharath (Raveena) Reddy; cherished grandmother of Shilpa (James) and Nitya Reddy; caring relative of many Veerareddy and Moolamalla extended family members.Padmaja was born the daughter of Purushotham and Padmamma Moolamalla on November 17, 1930 in Wanaparthy, India. She...
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David Garnett DeWitt

September 9, 1930 - October 5, 2017

David Garnett DeWitt, 87, of Rochester, passed away on day Thursday October 5th, 2017. David was born the son of Garnett and Thelma DeWitt in Detroit on September 9, 1930. He joined the Navy and served his country for four years. David married Jan DeWitt on October 14, 1978 in Rochester Michigan. He had a career as a chemical analyst working for J & L Steel. David loved to golf. He is survived...
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Marguerite Jane Jonagan

August 9, 1929 - October 4, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Pixley Funeral Home, Rochester, MI.
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Paulette Karen Robinson

February 16, 1952 - October 4, 2017

ROBINSON, Paulette Karen, 65, of Rochester, passed away on October 4, 2017. She was born in Windsor, Ontario on February 16, 1952. Paulette is survived by her children Emily (Brett) Burzynski, Laura Robinson, and Rebecca Robinson; grandchildren Will and Ella Burzynski; siblings Paul (Adele), Dave, and Patti Pare; and many beloved nieces, nephews, and cousins. She is preceded in death by her...
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Peggy Jo Smith

August 24, 1959 - October 2, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Pixley Funeral Home, Rochester, MI.
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Lucas Grant Johnson

August 8, 1990 - October 1, 2017

Lucas Grant Johnson, 27, of Lake Orion, passed away on Sunday October 1st after a two year battle with cancer. Lucas was the loving son of Rob and Catherine Johnson; dear brother of Tara Skubella, Alexandra (Antonine) Poussier, Anastasia (Japheth) Dillman, and Lawrence (Kathryn) Van Ryn; caring nephew of Roger (Susan) Johnson, Jenny (David) Renfrow, Peggy Kruger, Mary Lou (Tom) Kruger, and Bill...
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Raymond A. Yokey

February 18, 1934 - September 27, 2017

YOKEY, Raymond Arnold, 83, of Pontiac, formerly of Mayville, Auburn Hills and Union Lake. Husband of the late Barbara Y. Yokey; father of Ruth, Paul and the late Yvonne; also survived by seven grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 - 8 p.m. Friday, September 29, 2017 at Pixley Funeral Home, 322 W. University Dr., in downtown Rochester. Funeral Service 11 a.m. Saturday, September 30...
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Bradley Nicholas Zajac

July 15, 1953 - September 25, 2017

BRADLEY "BRAD" NICHOLAS ZAJAC, age 64, of Rochester, died Monday, September 25, 2017. Bradley was born on July 15, 1953, son of the late Michael and Stella Helene (Heral) Zajac. He graduated from DeLaSalle High School in 1971 and attended Wayne State University, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Bradley transferred to Ferris State University School of Optometry and graduated in 1981. He...
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Illa Jean Newton

October 8, 1927 - September 24, 2017

NEWTON, Illa Jean, 89, of Huntington Woods, passed away September 24, 2017. She was born in Ferndale on October 8, 1927. Jean graduated from Lincoln High School and received her Master's degree from Wayne State University. Jean taught English for Ferndale Public Schools and had a passion for her family, sewing, quilting and gardening. She is survived by her husband, Victor Thomas Newton, Jr.;...
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Dorothy Marie Patten

January 24, 1941 - September 23, 2017

DOROTHY "Dottie" MARIE PATTEN, age 76, of Oakland Township, died Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Crittenton Hospital. Dorothy was born on January 24, 1941, in Teaneck New Jersey, daughter of the late Warren and Marie (Schwarz) Demerest. She graduated from Riverdale High School in New Jersey and moved to Livonia, Michigan when she was 18 years old. On January 21, 1961, Dorothy married William...
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Nancy Sue Van Eman

March 8, 1956 - September 21, 2017

Nancy Sue of Sterling Heights, VAN EMAN, Nancy Sue "Suz", 61, of Sterling Heights, passed away September 21, 2017. She was born to James and Nancy Jane Van Eman in New Orleans on March 8, 1956. Nancy graduated from Upper St. Clair High School and Western Michigan University. She was employed by Shaw Industries in Dalton, GA in Environmental Safety. Nancy was a devoted Christian and...
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Isabelle Bessie Southern

September 17, 1928 - September 20, 2017

Isabelle B. Southern, of Kalkaska, passed away peacefully Wednesday September 20, 2017. Isabelle was predeceased by her husband Robert. She was the dear mother of: Craig and wife Frederica McBride, Douglas (deceased) and wife Kyle Southern, Christine McBride (deceased), David and wife Joanne Southern, and Ellen Southern and husband Tom Capitan. She was the caring sister of: Clyde (Pamela)...
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Joseph Earl Nixon

July 19, 1961 - September 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Pixley Funeral Home, Rochester, MI.
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Lois Ann Fetzer

September 9, 1940 - September 18, 2017

FETZER, Lois Ann, 77, of Rochester Hills, passed away September 18, 2017. She was born in Berkley, Michigan on September 9, 1940. Lois graduated from Kimball High School. She was married to Thomas Wayne Fetzer on September 3, 1960. Lois had a career in special education for the Troy school district. She had a passion for reading, travel, and her grandchildren. Lois is survived by her husband...
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Apar Singh Bhagar

June 1, 1931 - September 17, 2017

Apar Singh Bhagar, 86, of Rochester Hills, passed away Sunday September 17, 2017. Loving husband of Harcharan for 54 years; dear father of Paul (Harpriya) Bhagar and Shan (Ross) Breseman; cherished grandfather of Daven and Rowan Bhagar and Spencer and Jennifer Breseman; caring brother of Ratan Ahluwalia (late Joginder), Joginder Sikand (late Surinder), Ajit (Manjit) Walia, and Harbans (Kanwal)...
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Henry Wojcik

November 27, 1925 - September 17, 2017

Henry "Hank" Wojcik, age 91, of Rochester Hills, died Sunday, September 17, 2017. Hank was born on November 27, 1925 in Detroit, son of the late John & Viola (Olsouka) Wojcik. He is survived by his wife Marge Wojcik, children Karen (Kurt) Fish, Janice (Jim) Kennerson, Lisa (Mark) Wagner and 7 grandchildren. Hank is also survived by his sister Jennie Deo. Hank was a brick mason in the greater...
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Larry J. Trolley

December 26, 1948 - September 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Pixley Funeral Home, Rochester, MI.
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Kameswara Rao Dasari

February 12, 1934 - September 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Pixley Funeral Home, Rochester, MI.
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Miriam Tellervo Mysza

January 28, 1922 - September 15, 2017

MYSZA, Miriam Tellervo (nee Lappala), 95, of Rochester Hills and Southfield, passed away September 15, 2017. She was born in Detroit on January 28, 1922. Miriam graduated from Baraga High School in Northern Michigan and also received a certificate in June of 1965 from Highland Park Junior College, for completion of the Medical Assistant Program. She was married to Joseph Mysza on December 28,...
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Josephine Smalligan Wharff

November 22, 1927 - September 12, 2017

WHARFF, Josephine Elizabeth (nee Smalligan), 89, of Rochester Hills, passed away September 12, 2017. She was born in Fremont, Michigan on November 22, 1927 to Peter and Mary Smalligan. Josephine graduated from Freemont Public Schools and received a degree in Nursing from Mercy Central School of Nursing in Grand Rapids, MI. She was a practicing RN for many years holding positions at Pontiac...
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