2016

IN MEMORIAM

Marie Hanson

Marie Hanson, the wife of Mal Hanson, passed away on Friday January 8, 2016 at St. John’s Hospital where she volunteered her services. Marie died of cancer which she fought for a long time. 

Gil Opaleski

November 4, 1932 to February 10, 2016 Gilbert J. Opaleski, 83, of Kimball Township, passed away on Wednesday, February 10, 2016. Gil worked at the General Motors Tech Center in Warren, retiring as the head of Plant Engineering in 1987. Gil wasn’t quite ready to retire entirely and soon after leaving GM, he began working for Cushman & Wakefield, where he oversaw construction of the Chrysler Tech Center in Auburn Hills. After retiring a second time, Gil and his wife Fran moved from Eastpointe to Port Sanilac to enjoy their home on Lake Huron. Always seeking a need for improvement, Gil became the Supervisor of Sanilac Township for five years, after which time he and Fran moved again to Kimball Township, where he served on the Zoning and Planning Boards. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Frances; five children, Andrew (Carol) Opaleski, Steven (Lenna) Opaleski, Diane (Gary) Roberson, Donna (Greg) Lesky and Edward (Linda) Opaleski; ten grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Mass of Resurrection will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, February 26, 2016 in Holy Trinity Parish – St. Joseph Catholic Church. The Reverend Jefffrey Allan will officiate. Visitation will be 10 a.m. until the time of service on Friday at the church. The family prefers memorials may be made to the Blue Water Area Humane Society or St. Vincent de Paul. 

Jackie Olinger

Jackie D. Olinger Frankenmuth, MI. Went home to be with the Lord Monday, March 28, 2016, at Independence Village; age 85 years. Jackie was born on June 27, 1930 to the late Edward and Wilma Olinger. He was married to Ruth Haubenstricker, she predeceased him on July 4, 1982. Jackie served in the US Navy. He worked in security at GM until his retirement. Jackie was a member of St. Lorenz Lutheran Church. Surviving are: daughter, Debra Ann Olinger of Frankenmuth, MI; son, Dean (Skip) (Deborah) Olinger of Sarasota, Florida; granddaughter Allison Olinger (Christopher) Hester of Hong Kong; grandsons, Oliver Olinger of Chicago, IL and Zachary (Vera) Olinger of Venice, FL; great-grandson, Elijah; granddaughter, Jasmin Olinger (James) Clark of St. George, Grenada and great-granddaughter, Isla. Jackie was preceded in death by: brother, William Olinger. Memorial services will take place on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Lorenz Lutheran Church. Pastor Mark Brandt will officiate. Burial has taken place in St. Lorenz Lutheran Cemetery. Jackie’s family will receive visitors on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to St. Lorenz Youth Program.

Jan Zebehazy

Zebehazy, Jan Marie (nee Ruhlandt), age 64, of Oakland Township, Michigan passed away on Sunday, June 26, 2016 at Crittenton Hospital. She was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan on January 16, 1952 to Gerald Keith and Lou Marie Ruhlandt who predeceased her. Jan graduated from Wayne State University in 1974 with a Bachelor of Science degree. She taught home economics at Riverside High School in Dearborn Heights for two years and worked at Chevrolet Engineering as an Administrative Assistant for ten years. She was married to Thomas on May 10, 1980 at the First United Methodist Church of Troy. Jan was a member of the United Methodist Women, Patience Circle and the Hampton Ladies Golf League and had a passion for Jesus and her faith, her family, reading, traveling, her sheltie dog Katie, golf and learning anything and everything using her iPad. She took pride in entertaining at the holidays and setting beautifully decorated tables. She is survived by her husband Tom; her son, Jason; her brother Phillip (Dianne) of Redford Twp., MI, her step-son Mark (Stephanie) and their son Ryan of Peoria, AZ; her step-daughter Kim of Vancouver, BC, Canada; and her brothers-in-law, Julius (Nancy) of Lilburn, GA; Michael (Wendy) of Orchard Park, NY; and James (Judy) of Leesburg, FL; and by her many friends. Funeral arrangements by Pixley Funeral Home, 322 W. University Dr., Rochester, MI. Visitation on Thursday, June 30, 2016 from 3-9pm at the funeral home. Funeral service to be held at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 620 Romeo St., Rochester, MI on Friday, July 1, 2016 at 11AM. Jan will lie in state for one half hour before the service. Interment will be at Guardian Angel Cemetery.  

Mary Jonas

JONAS, Mary Ann (nee Kaczmarek). July 17, 2016. Age 75. Beloved wife of John for 54 years. Loving mother of Kevin, Jonas, Kim (Mark) Skarvi and Kelly (Todd) Vierk. Proud and loving grandmother of Samantha, Brittany, Melissa (Mark) and Travis and great-grandmother of Vince and Hudson. Predeceased by 2 brothers and 1 sister. Mary Ann enjoyed working at Hallmark and managed the store in Utica for the past 18 years. Visitation Sunday 3-8pm with a 7pm Rosary at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 54880 Van Dyke (at 25 Mile Rd.), Shelby Twp. The family will also receive guests on Monday at 10:30am until time of 11:00am memorial Mass at St. Kieran Catholic Church, 53600 Mound Rd. (S. of 25 Mile Rd.), Shelby Twp. Private inurnment, Guardian Angel Cemetery, Oakland Twp. Memorial contributions to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital are appreciated. 

Gino Gentile

GENTILE, Gino J. August 18, 2016. Age 91. Beloved husband of the late Marie Gentile (May 11, 2016). Loving father of John (Dolores), James (Lori) and Thomas. Proud and adored grandfather of Stephanie (Kevin) Kaslatas, Jonathan (Lauren), Lauren (Michael) Potter and great grandfather of Cara and Catie. Memorial Visitation Friday August 26th 2016 from 3-6pm. Memorial Service Saturday August 27th 2016 10am at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons Inc., 36900 Schoenherr Rd at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Memorial contributions are appreciated to Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care. 

Tom Rzepecki

Thomas Joseph Rzepecki Age 81 Sept. 2 2016. Beloved husband of Marilyn. Loving father of Susan(Tim) Stanley, Judith(David) Wodowski, Michael Rzepecki(Gary Godschalk), Steve(Michelle) Kuschel and Raymond Kuschel. Dear grandfather of Tricia, Christopher, Jake, Joseph and Miah. Dearest brother of Rosemary Ambrozy, the late Edmund Rzepecki, the late Chester Rzepecki and the late Leonard(Bud) Rzepecki. Visitation Tuesday Sept. 6th 4-9pm at the David J. Wysocki Funeral Home 29440 Ryan Rd.( 1 blk North of 12 Mile Rd.) Warren. Funeral Wednesday Sept. 7th Instate 10:30am until time of Mass 11am at St. Louise Catholic Church 2500 12 Mile Rd. Warren.

Dave Pair

PAIR, DAVID P. Age 73 September 6, 2016. Beloved husband of Linda for 51 years. Loving father of Lori(Ryan)Lillie & Jennifer Pair. Proud grandfather of Morgan, Nathan & Emma. Dearest brother of William(Connie)Pair & Michael(Shelley)Pair. Also survived by many loving nieces & nephews. David retired from GM after 40 years of service and was a member of (CERC) the Chevrolet Engineering Retirees Club. Visitation Thursday 3-9pm. Funeral Friday 11:00am at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). In lieu of flowers donations are welcome to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Beaumont Foundation, or Rose Cancer Center at Beaumont Hospital. Share memories with the family at their “On Line Guest Book @ WujekCalcaterra.com

Maryln Borugian

Mike Borugian lost his wife, Maryln, on September 12th. She had been battling cancer off and on for some time. Memorial services will be held at later dates in both Arizon and Michigan

Ray Krupa

KRUPA, RAYMOND E. Age 88 October 21, 2016 Beloved husband of the late Leda (nee ZINEVICH). Loving father of Philip(Denise), Paul(Donna) & Michele(James)Bott. Adored Grandpa of Celeste, Steven, Nathaniel & Theodore. Dearest brother of the late Genevieve Krupa & the late Irene Krupa. Visitation Tuesday 3-9pm with 7:00pm Rosary at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Funeral Wednesday Instate 10:00am at Old St. Mary’s Church 646 Monroe St. at St. Antoine (Greektown) until time of Mass at 10:30am. Donations are welcome to the Restoration Fund at Old St. Mary’s. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. 

Sam Lucido

Sauveur (Sam) Lucido, 82, passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on October 28, 2016. Sam immigrated from Bizerte, Tunisia and married the love of his life, Ida. He worked at the GM Tech Center. Sam spent his entire life helping others with projects and loved to spend time with family and friends. He was fluent in four languages and his hobby was raising canaries. He was a member of the Mazara del Vallo Italian club and Chevrolet Engineering Retiree Club. Loving husband of Ida for 56 years. Great father of Marie Skladd, Jeannine Somberg, Marc (Michelle) Lucido and Louis (Ann) Lucido. Proud Grandpa of Nicholas, Marc, Dylan, Simon, Jennifer, Lisa, Anthony, and Louis; Great Grandpa of Rosemary and brother of Joe (Carol) Lucido. Preceded in death by his parents, Marco and Maria Lucido. Visitation at the Sterling
Heights Chapel of Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home13650 E. Fifteen Mile Rd., (at Schoenherr) Tuesday 2:00 pm to 9:00 pm with evening rosary In State Wednesday 9:30 am Until time of Mass 10:00 am At St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church, 48115 Schoenherr (N. of 21 Mile)Shelby Twp., MI 48312 Entombment Resurrection Cemetery Memorial donations may be sent to Alzheimer’s Association, 25200 Telegraph Rd, #100, Southfield, MI 48033.

Dale Pascoe

PASCOE, DALE H. Age 81, on November 17, 2016. Beloved husband of Marlene for 57 years. Loving father to Linda (Russ) Zyla, Kevin (Diana), Debra (Gary Winkelman). Dear grandfather of four; great-grandfather of one. Dear brother to Gloria (Richard) Cylkowski. Visitation at the Arthur J. VanLerberghe Funeral Home, 30600 Harper Ave, St. Clair Shores, on Sunday 3-9p.m. with Military Honors at 7p.m. Funeral Service on Monday pending. Memorial Contributions to St. Joe’s Alumni or charity of your choice appreciated. 

Dick Elam

Elam, Richard “Dick” Age 89. November 23, 2016.

Beloved husband of Ellie. Loving father of Ralph, Suesand (Daniel) Cornell and Tina. Proud grandfather of Christina (Zack Grimms) Cornell and Jessica Cornell. Visitation Friday 3-8 pm. Funeral 11 am Saturday at Wm. Sullivan and Son, 705 W. 11 Mile Rd.
(4 blks E. of Woodward), Royal Oak. Memorial contributions to the Alzhiemer’s
Association are appreciated

Frank Schmidt

Francis J. Schmidt, age 78, Passed away on December 3, 2016. Beloved husband of Veronica Matarwe Schmidt. Loving father of Madonna (Bruce) Wenner, Angel  Lou) Suvak, Michelle (Tim) Hutchison and Heather (Mike) Schutz. Proud grandfather of Maria (Dan), Jessica, Kody, Alise, Daniella, Kara, Ryan and Adam. Dear brother of Gerald (Ginny) Schmidt, Cecelia (Kotaro) Nakamura, Bernard (Vicky) Schmidt and Anita Schmidt. Predeceased by his sister RoseMarie Paetesch and brother Leonard Schmidt. He was a 4th degree knight of the Knights of Columbus and a member of the St. Lawrence parish council. Francis will lie instate at 11:30am at St. Lawrence Catholic Church 44633 Utica Rd. Utica until time of Mass at 12:30pm on Wednesday December 7th. In lieu of flowers the family request donations to St.  Jude Children’s Research Hospital. 

Lou Zetye

LOUIS P. ZETYE December 9, 2016 Age 89. Proud Veteran US Army – WWII. Longtime design engineer for General Motors. Beloved husband of Margaret “Peg” (nee Rutz) for 63 years. Dear father of Douglas C. and David L. (Laurie). Grandfather of Sarah and Shauna. Brother of Eleanor Hanson (the late Rodney), Paul J. and the late Walter, Robert and Carl. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends Wednesday 4:00 – 8:00pm and Thursday 10:00am until funeral service 11:00am at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward (btwn 13-14 Mile), Royal Oak.

 

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