2013

IN MEMORIAM

Carl Dalligan

Carl John Dalligan Born in Detroit on Apr. 5, 1916 Departed on Jan. 8, 2013 and resided in Grosse Pointe Woods, MI. Service: Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013 Cemetery: Mt. Olivet Cemetery Carl J. Dalligan, age 96 of Grosse Pointe Woods, passed away January 8, 2013. Mr. Dalligan earned a bachelors degree from Wayne State University as well as a masters degree from Columbia. He was a long time Technical Writer for Chevrolet. Beloved husband of the late Alice Cook. Dear brother of Elizabeth (the late Gordan) Adams, Roman (Irene) Daligga, and the late Fred (Corinne) Daligga. Loving uncle of Steve (Susan) Adams, Jeffrey (Verna) Adams, John (Cassandra) Adams, Janet Johnson, Lorraine Losie, Douglas (Elizabeth) Daligga and Catherine Daligga (Jerry Custer). Also survived by many great-nieces and nephews. Instate Saturday, January 12, 2013 from 11:00AM until time of Mass at 11:30AM at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 20955 Bournemouth Ave., Harper Woods.

Dominick Defazio

DEFAZIO, Dominick, J., February 10, 2013 Age 85. Beloved husband of Shirley for 61 cherished years. Loving father of Barbara Skelly, Rosemary (Clifford) Stuehmer, Bernard, John, Julie Butler, Joseph (Annette), Thomas (Mary), Margaret Yankovitch, and William. Proud grandfather of Marianne (Brandon), Michael, Cliff Jr. (Sarah), Carolyn (Max), Amanda (Chris), Alaina, Mark, Isabella, Allison, Andrew, Anthony, Garrett, Justin, and great-grandfather of Alicia, Jade, ShiAnn, Dominick, and Asher. Dominick was a proud veteran of the U.S. Navy where he honorably served from 1945 to 1949. He later attended GMI and worked for General Motors for 40 years. Visitation Wednesday 3-9pm with a 7pm Rosary service at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons (Shelby Twp) 54880 VanDyke @ 25 Mile Rd. Funeral Thursday instate 10:30am at St Kieran Catholic Church 53600 Mound Rd (Btw 24 and 25 Mile Rds) until time of Mass 11am.  Interment at Great Lakes National Cemetery. 

Theresa LaFalce

LAFALCE THERESA A., age 76, passed away February 27, 2013. Beloved wife of Guy Edward for 55 years. Loving mother of: Steven (Deb), Janet Krul, Karen (Kevin), Michael (Deb). Dearest grandmother of: Josh, Aaron, Mallorie, Christy, Nathan, Elizabeth, and Audrey. Dear twin sister of: Joan (Jim) Olson, and sister Judy (Bob) McEwen, the late Barbara (Jake) Wise and the late Jack. Visiting hours: Saturday 5 p.m. until 9 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m. until 9 p.m. with a Scripture Service at 7 p.m. at the Sterling Heights Chapel of the E_J. Mandziuk & Son Funeral Directors Inc. (NW corner Ryan). Funeral Service Monday, ln state 9:30 a.m. with Mass at 10:00 a.m. St. Jane Frances deChantal Catholic Church on Ryan south of 17 Mile, Sterling Heights. Interment Guardian Angel Cemetery.

Anna Gill

Dear Tom, It is with a heavy heart I must tell you that Anna died on March 5th. We had a very good life and she made my life so much better. Visitation will be at the Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home on Monday March 11th from 2:00 PM until 9:00 PM. The funeral service will be at St. Isaac Jogues Church on Madison in St. Clair Shores at 9:30 AM on March 12th with the service starting at at 10:00 AM. A luncheon is planned at Lakeland Manor (just south of Frazho on Harper) after the service. When my life gets back to normal you will see me again. Don Gill

Bill Hart

William E. Hart May 10, 1924 – March 7, 2013 Obituary: HART, William E., age 88, March 7, 2013; Beloved husband of the late Ruth; Dear father of James E. Hart (Theodora), John W. Hart (Cheryl) and Susan L. Wyrick (Charlie); Dear grandfather of Ben, Shannon and Dan Hart; Dear great-grandfather of Elan and Ari Hart. Funeral service Monday 1:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church (Rickard Chapel), 620 Romeo St., Rochester with visitation beginning at 12:00 p.m.; Private interment at VanHoosen Jones-Stoney Creek Cemetery.

Eugene Babcock

Eugene George Babcock, age 83, a longtime resident of Harrison Township, died May 27, 2013. Born November 24, 1929 in Detroit. He was a retired automotive engineer from General Motors. Survived by children, Mark Babcock, Lisa (Andy) Jurczak and Courtney (Daniel) Aldrich; grandchildren, Amanda and Kyle Jurczak, Kennedy, Keaton and Reed Aldrich. Beloved friend and companion Karen Johnson. Predeceased by daughter, Leslie. Memorial visitation Monday, June 3, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. with service at 3 p.m. at Gino’s Surf & Luna Kai, 27400 Jefferson Avenue, Harrison Township.

Elmer Zink

Elmer Zink, age 78, a 50 yr. resident of Shelby Twp. Passed away June 10, 2013 at Wm. Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak. Elmer was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Utica where he was active with the Trinity Mens Choir and the Wednesday Mens Bible Class. Beloved husband of the late Beverly. Dear father of Paula (Larry Combs) Zink, Scott Zink and the late Pamela Mocznik. Father in law of John Mocznik. Friends may call at Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 8459 Hall Rd. (3 blks. E. of Van Dyke) Utica on Thursday from 2:00 – 9:00 p.m. Funeral service Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church, 45160 Van Dyke, Utica where he will lie in state from 12:30 p.m. until 1:00 p.m. time of service. Interment Christian Memorial Cemetery, Rochester Hills. MI.

Ed Pugh

Edward W. “Ed”  “Papa” Pugh, 88, formerly of Lake Orion, Mich., and Melbourne, Fla., passed away, Monday, July 22, 2013. This final road trip has completed his lifes journey. Mr. Pugh work for the Chevrolet motor division of General Motors for 34 years. He had been retired for 33 years. With the rank of Lieutenant, he served his country during World War II as a navigator in the Army Air Corp. His parents, Joseph and Edith Pugh along with his first wife, Louise F. Pugh, preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife, Ruby Turner Pugh, of Jasper; two sons, Mark (Terri Wernert) Pugh, of China Township, Mich., and Jeff (Laura) Pugh, of Auburn Hills, Mich.; step-children, Anthony McDowell, of Chattanooga, and Pattie (Steve) Elliott, of Whitwell, Tenn.; grandchildren, Teanne (Abe Smith) Reich, of Ortonville, Mich., Justin (Brenna DeWilde) Pugh, of Summerville, S.C., Jamie Gohs, and Jay Pugh, of Lake Orion, Mich., Evan (Nicki Fear) Pugh, of White Lake, Mich., Danielle Pugh, of Auburn Hills, Mich., and Brooks Elliott, of Whitwell, Tenn.; great-grandchildren, Aidan and Addison Reich and Hunter Gohs. A memorial service will be held in the funeral home chapel at 2 p.m. CDT on Friday, July 26, 2013, with Rev. Darrell Winters officiating. The Sequatchie Valley Honor Guard will provide military honors. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. CDT until time of the service. Arrangements by Tate Funeral Home, Jasper, Tenn., 423-942-9500.

Will Williamson

WILLIAMSON, WILBUR JACK “WILL”; passed away peacefully on November 2, 2013 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Will was born October 7, 1933, in Roaring Spring, Pennsylvania, to Paul and Ada (Black) Williamson. Will lived most of his life in the Pontiac/Lake Angelus area before retiring to Traverse City, (in 1988) with his wife, Karen (Sloan) Williamson. Will was a graduate of Pontiac High School (1952), a veteran of the Korean War (Staff Sargent E-5) 1953 to 1955, a graduate of University of Detroit School of Business (1968), and a member of Delta Sigma Pi fraternity. Will retired after 30 years from General Motors Tech Center, in Warren, MI. Will embraced life. He enjoyed people and maintained an active lifestyle that included golf, tennis, boating, traveling with friends and family. He accomplished a life goal of visiting all 50 states in the USA. Will loved music and played the piano for family and friends throughout his adult life. He was involved in many facets of his community and volunteered his service at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Habitat for Humanity, Elks, Kiwanis, Port of Old Mission, and a host of other organizations. Will was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Audrey Williamson; brother, Gerald Williamson (2001); his wife, Karen Williamson (2007); and his son, Harold Williamson (2010). He is survived by his brother, Allen Williamson (Georgia); his children, Kathleen Williamson-Rachwal (Scott Healy), Scott Williamson, Deborah Zahn (Larry), Craig Sloan (Shirley), Carla Garwood (Duane); grandchildren, Heather Williamson, Ryan Williamson, William Rachwal, Brandon Rachwal, Brenna Rachwal, Katherine Healy, Eryn Healy, Camille Sloan, Cameron Sloan, Paige Garwood, and Brett Garwood. A Memorial Service will be held in Celebration of his Life at 11 a.m., on Saturday, November 30, 2013 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1050 Peninsula Drive, Traverse City, MI 49686.

Janet Vogelei

JANET SUE VOGELEI (nee Schultz), age 83, died on Friday, November 15, 2013. She was born on September 1, 1930 in Detroit to the late William A. and Nannie Sue (Allen) Schultz. Janet was a devoted wife and mother and enjoyed nothing more than spending time with her family and friends. She was born in Detroit and spent most of her life in the area until she and her husband retired to Hendersonville, North Carolina. They lived there for 20 years, providing a wonderful vacation destination for their children and grandchildren until moving back to Michigan in 2011. Her hobbies included crossword puzzles, bridge, knitting, and classic movies. Until she experienced health problems, she was an avid golfer, a great cook and incredible baker. If there was an award for best homemaker, she would have won it. She passed away peacefully in her sleep. Although her physical health gave way, her mental capacity remained strong. Beloved wife of the late Robert for 61 years. Loving mother of Kirk (Joan), Rick (Barb), Nancy Lesinski, and Chris. Devoted Grandma of Rob (Gretchen), Carrie Sepp (Todd), Drew (Kristin), Katie Rahn (Bradford), Matt (Sarah), Sarah Jane, Brendan, and Christopher. Great-grandmother of Connell, Reagan, Grace, Bennett, and Will. Sister of Karen Ann Frederick (Bob). Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, November 23, 2013 – 2:00 PM at Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 1800 W. Maple, Birmingham.
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