Chevrolet Engineering Retirees Club
2020 Death Notices
Patty Jo Dahmen
Patty Jo Dahmen, age 67, passed away December 23, 2019.
Patty was the loving daughter of Rita and the late Joseph Dahmen; dear sister of the late
Jerry Dahmen, Kathy (Frank) Brabenec, and Michael (Denise) Dahmen; devoted aunt of
Mark, Paul, Julie, Sheri (Joseph), Stacey (Kevin), Christopher, and the late Joseph William;
and proud great-aunt of Samantha, Jessica, Jason, Joseph, Matthew, Nico, Arielle, Aidan,
Amelia, and Alayna.
Patty was a graduate of the Detroit College of Business, fulfilling a dream of hers.  She was
also a hard worker.  She was an executive secretary for General Motors. She retired from
the Warren Tech Center after working for about 25 years at GM.  Patty would help anyone,
if she could.  Her specialty was in communication with others.  She gave good council, was
a great listener, she never judged you, and was generous and giving with her time and
energy.  Patty loved the joy of playing music, she played the organ for many years.  She
had an affinity for music and collected music boxes. Above all she just loved talking to other
people.  Having people in her life that she could talk to gave her a purpose and brought her
a distinct kind of joy.
A memorial service will be held for Patty on Saturday, January 18, family and friends are
welcome to gather starting at 10:00 a.m. with the service starting at 11:00 a.m. at David
Wysocki Funeral Home, 29440 Ryan Road in Warren, Michigan.
In lieu of flowers please make a donation in her name to a charity of your choice.
Please share a memory, thought, or prayer with the family here on her Tribute Wall.
To send flowers to Patty's family, please visit our floral section.
Mark B Williamson, 79, passed away on Saturday, February 8, 2020, at Waltonwood
Assisted Living Center in Rochester Hills.

Mark was the beloved husband of Susan (Bitzer) for 55 years; devoted father of Sheryl
(Jim) Knoll, Jill (Michael) Edwards, and Chris (Amber) Williamson; loving grandfather to
Michael, Allison, Andrea, Sarah, and Jasmine; caring brother of John (Cindy) Williamson,
and Anne Williamson; supportive uncle, cousin, coworker, and friend to many. Mark was
preceded in death by his parents.

Mark was born the son of Stanley William and Merle Blackmar Williamson on May 15,
1940, and grew up in Huntington Woods, MI. Mark spent his time cruising Woodward or
working on his personally customized 1950 Ford Club Coupe, before graduating from
Berkley High School in 1958. He went on to General Motors Institute (now Kettering
University) where he earned his Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree and later his M.
B.A. from Wayne State University.

Throughout his 41-year career with General Motors Mark worked as an engineer in many
different capacities before assuming the position of Engineering Group Manager in 1991.
Outside of work, Mark loved spending time with family, taking many trips or working on
projects at home. He had a passion for golf and was a member of a golf league for many
years. He especially enjoyed the last years when he and his son were partners. When it
wasn’t golf season, Mark bowled on a bowling league. Mark also liked pickleball, playing
the piano, classic cars, and model trains. As an active member of University Presbyterian
Church, he served as an Elder along with many other roles. Further, he was the lifetime
president of the Phi Lambda Chi "fraternity". After retiring in 1999, Mark and Sue traveled
with the Nomads to Scotland, Germany, Alaska, and Colorado.

The family will welcome friends for a memorial gathering on Thursday, February 13th, 2020
from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at 11 a.m. at University Presbyterian Church,
1385 S. Adams Rd in Rochester Hills with a luncheon to follow.

Memorial contributions may be made in Mark’s honor to the Alzheimer's Association or
University Presbyterian Church.
Thursday, February 13, 2020
10:00AM - 11:00AM
University Presbyterian Church
1385 S Adams Rd.
Rochester Hills, MI 48309
Order flowers for Mark's Visitation.
Memorial Service
Thursday, February 13, 2020
University Presbyterian Church
1385 S Adams Rd.
Rochester Hills, MI 48309

Arrangements are being handled by the Modetz Funeral Home in Rochester
Mark Williamson
Paul E. Hitch, 103, passed away March 7, 2020 at home after a short illness. He was
born March 2, 1917 in Indianapolis, IN, the son of Lulu and Otis Hitch. He was
predeceased by his wife, Mildred Creamer Hitch, after 69 happy years and his sister,
Clarice Hitch Main.
He is survived by his son, Douglas Hitch and his wife, Jill Hitch of St. Petersburg, FL;
two nieces and two nephews, Marcia (David) Wasserman, Lynn (Ponny) Manuel,
Stan (Doris Manek) Main and George “Buddy” (Bobbie) Blake Jr.
He graduated from General Motors Institute in 1939 and attended the Harvard
Advanced Management program in 1964. He continued with General Motors until
1978 where he retired as the Director of Engineering for Vauxhall Motors in Luton,
England after having been the Chief Engineer of Chevrolet Truck for many years.
Paul and Mildred moved to The Landings in 1978 and then to The Marshes in 2007.
They were charter members of the Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church. He was a
WW II veteran having served in the Navy from 1943 until 1946.
His family thanks his friend, Ruth Knutson and dear friends, Rod and Ann Walker for
their friendship and support the last few years. Also, want to thank the staff at The
Marshes and Oaks for their support.
The funeral service will be private.
Remembrances:  Hospice Savannah, Inc., P.O. Box 13190, Savannah, GA 31416 or
Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church, 50 Diamond Causeway, Savannah, GA 31411.
Paul Hitch
William I. Mittel, 92, of Stuart, passed away on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, at Treasure
Coast Hospice Hay-Madeira House, Stuart.
He was born November 8, 1927, in Detroit, MI, the son of the late James L. and Caroline
(Geschke) Mittel. He was a long time resident of the Detroit area, moving to Stuart over
30 years ago.
Mr. Mittel was a Navy veteran, having served during WWII in the Pacific Theatre and the
Korean Crisis.
Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a Senior Designer for General Motors.
He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Jean (Wagner) Mittel of Stuart and a
daughter, Susan.
Service will be announced at a later date.
Aycock Funeral Home Young and Prill Chapel, 6801 SE Federal Highway, Stuart, is
assisting the family.
Donations may be made to Treasure Coast Hospice, 1201 SE Indian Street, Stuart, FL
34997 or by following the link below.
Bill Mittel
Ronald J. King
Age 83. April 7, 2020.
Beloved husband of Mary for 32 years.
Father of Laura Wolf, Ron King Jr., Steven Davis and the late David Davis. Grandfather of
Ryan Davis, Steven King, Dylan King, Janice Nicole, Sarah, Jena and Jared. Brother of the
late Edward King Jr. and the late Beverly (Jack) Coburn. Uncle of Maryanne, Danny and
John Coburn. Also survived by many cousins and many many friends.

Interment was in Resurrection Cemetery. A celebration of Ron's life will be held at a later

Donations in memory of Ron can be made to: SHIRLEY GIVES BACK (A charity to help
families with expenses when a loved one is terminally ill) C/O Jessica Oliver. 27768 Starling
Lane, Flat Rock , MI 48134
Ron King