Chevrolet Engineering Retirees Club
2015 Death Notices
WERN H. KENNETH Age 92. Born in Erie, Pennsylvania. Beloved husband of the late Lillie Wern. Loving father of Thomas, Erik and Christina (Ed);
grandfather to Benjamin (Eileen), Elisa, Maria and Jennifer; great-grandfather to Liligrace and Austin. Also survived by brothers Roy, Carl, George, and
Lars. Funeral Service Saturday, January 31, 2015, 11:00 a.m., at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 23425 Lahser, Southfield, MI 48033. Visitation one hour
prior to service. Memorial contributions may be made to Emmanuel Lutheran Church. www.thayer-rock.com - See more at:
Bolton, William R. Age 92. January 22, 2015. Beloved husband of Eileen for 65 years. Loving father of William (Laura) Bolton, Katherine Bolton,
Robert (Barbara) Bolton, Steven (Catherine) Bolton and Mary (Michael) Ingram. Dear brother of Marjorie Martin and the late George Bolton,
Dorothy King and Robert Bolton. Proud grandfather of Jeffrey Bolton, Angeline and Chalem Bolton, Joshua, Alec and Brenna Ingram. Visitation
Sunday 2-8 p.m. with a 6:30 p.m. scripture service at the Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 705 W 11 Mile Rd. (4 blks. E of Woodward), Royal
Oak. In state Monday 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass 10 a.m. at the National Shrine of the Little Flower, Royal Oak. Memorials to the Shrine - Society
of St. Vincent de Paul are appreciated. Share your memories at www.sullivanfuneraldirectors.com. - See more at:
Noreeta J. Dolby, age 77, of New Baltimore, MI passed away peacefully In Bloomfield Hills,
MI. January 18, 2015. She was born June 12, 1937 in Harrisburg, PA to the late Pearl and
Survivors are her husband, David Dolby; children, Christina (Stan) Dolby-Criger, Sherrie Lee
(Keith) Dolby-Arnoldy; grandchildren, Mik (Ariel) Dolby-Criger, Cody Dolby-Criger, Jennephyr
Dolby-Criger, Connor Dolby-Arnoldy, Logan Dolby-Arnoldy and Pheonix Dolby-Arnoldy; great-
grandchildren, Sophia Rose Dolby-Criger and Layla Elizabeth Dolby-Criger; siblings, Patricia
(David) Ripsom, Gwendolyn (Charles) Tyler, Betty Santee and Edward (Martha) Henderson;
she also leaves a niece and nephews. She is preceded in death by her son, Stephen David
Dolby and her brother-in-law, Clyde Santee.
The family will receive friends Tuesday, January 20, 2015 from 2:00 PM – 9:00 PM at the
Sawyer-Fuller Funeral Home, 2125 Twelve Mile Rd. (2 blocks West of Woodward) Berkley
48072. Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Wednesday, January 21, 2015, at the funeral home
with Deacon Dan Darga of Our Lady of LaSalette Catholic Church presiding. Burial committal
services will follow at Roseland Park Cemetery in Berkley.
Family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Alzheimer’s Association.
Joseph Kaczmarek, of White Lake, died at home in the loving care of his family on
Wednesday evening, March 18, 2015. He was 77 years old.
Born on March 15, 1938, in Detroit, he was the son of Leopold and Helen (Bem) Kaczmarek.
He graduated from Holy Redeemer High School in 1956 and took a BS in Mechanical
Engineering at General Motors Institute. Because of his love for literature, he also achieved
a Bachelor of Arts from Wayne St. University and later used this degree to teach Epic Poetry
to engineering students at Lawrence Tech in the evening while also working at General
On March 26, 1966 he married Almerinda (Merinda) Ausilio, the love of his life. They settled
in Lathrup Village and had their son and daughter. He worked as a mechanical engineer all of
his professional life and he had a great aptitude for the workings of things. Known as “Tool
belt Joe” to many of his friends, he could fix, improve, restore and repurpose things, with real
In 1977 the family moved from Lathrup Village to a home on the lake in White Lake
Township. For many years the Kaczmarek’s traveled to warm places in March – Hawaii, St.
Croix, Cancun and Aruba – to shorten the winter. In their retirement years they wintered in
Naples, Florida where Joe was the only man in the book discussion group. He was especially
interested in history. He was an avid reader, a lover of language, a good listener and a good
example – a Renaissance Man – creative, hardworking, curious and discerning, patient,
detailed, consistent and loyal.
Summers were spent at Torch Lake where he refurbished four properties and where family
gathered as he watched the generations rise up around him. In addition to Almerinda, his
beloved wife, Joseph is survived by his children Theodore Joseph Kaczmarek and Emily
Anne (Mark) Berberich; granddaughter, Lily Claire; siblings, Cas (Arlene) Kaczmarek,
Bernadette (Steve) Lovett, Mary Anne Williams, and Paul (Cindy) Kaczmarek; aunt Rose
Brent; as well as many nephews, nieces, cousins and dear friends.
Funeral Service from Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 404 E. Liberty St., Milford on Monday,
March 23, 2015 at 11 AM. Friends may visit on Sunday from 3 - 8 PM. Memorial
contributions encouraged to Hospice Compassus, with checks made payable to, CHA
Foundation, 30665 Northwestern Highway, Ste. 150, Farmington Hills, MI 48334. For further
information, please phone 248.684.6645.
Robert E. "Bob" Nelson, 80, of Bowling Green, passed peacefully and with dignity, Monday,
May 1, 2015 at The Hospice House. The Detroit, Michigan native was the son of the late
Eugene and Thelma Nelson. Bob was a member of the Smiths Grove Presbyterian Church
and served in the United States Navy Reserve on Submarine Duty. He retired from General
Motors Corvette Designer and Engineer in 2000 and was a member of the American Legion.
He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Edith Scott Nelson, Bowling Green, his sons; Darrell R.
Nelson wife Jill, Texas, David A. Nelson, wife Sara, Michigan and a daughter; Debbie Hazel of
Bowling Green. He is also survived by his grandchildren; Sydney Nelson, and Thorne Nelson
of Texas, Matthew Hazel, and Emily McPeak Roberts both of Bowling Green and a great
granddaughter; Charlotte Roberts also of Bowling Green. Bob is preceded in death by his
step son; Jimmy McPeak. Visitation is 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sunday, May 3, 2015 at J. C.
Kirby & Son Lovers Lane Chapel and on Monday from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the funeral
home. Funeral service is 11:00 a.m. Monday at the Lovers Lane Chapel with entombment at
Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. Expressions of Sympathy may take the form of donation to
Hospice of Southern Kentucky, 5872 Scottsville Rd., Bowling Green, KY 42104.
David Edwin Webster
March 7, 1926 - April 17, 2015
David Edwin Webster, age 89, of Orion, died Friday, April 17, 2015 at his residence. He
was born on March 7, 1926 in England, son of the late Ernest and Lucy (Westaway)
Webster. David retired in 1985 from General Motors as an Engineer. He enjoyed travel and
home improvement jobs at his house. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Eileen Webster.
His children Jane (Tom) Foster, Rick (Cathy) Webster and Sally (Andris Andersons)
Webster. Also survived by grandchildren Erin Foster and Andrew (Toni) Foster, 4 great
grandchildren and 2 nephews. The family will receive friends Wednesday, April 22, from 2 to
8 pm at the Pixley Funeral Home, 322 W. University Drive, Rochester.
Tom Peerey passed away on April 4, 2015. No other information is available.