2017

IN MEMORIAM

Ed Nowos

EDMUND F. NOWOS passed away quietly at Celebration Hospital, Celebration Florida on January 29, 2017 after a long illness. He leaves his wife Claudia and six daughters; Susan, Pamela, Martha, Lydia, Monica and Alicia. Nine grandchildren: Amy, Sarah, Jennifer, Heather, Lindsey, Holly, Curtis, Cecilia and Bridget. He is predeceased in death by Margaret and his parents Sabina and Valentine. He is also survived by his brother Donald and sister in law Joyce and many friends. Edmund was formerly a graphic design engineer for General Motors Technical Center, member of the Knights of Columbus, The Polish Century Club of Sterling Heights, The Model A Club of Clermont, Florida, and affiliated with University Presbyterian Church of Rochester Hills and Our Lady Queen of The Universe, Orlando Florida. Memorial Service Saturday, March 4, 2017 at University Presbyterian Church, Rochester Hills

Kay Pauly

Kay Pauly, age 75, of Imlay City died Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. Kay Thelma Kintzel was born March 9, 1941 in Cleveland, Ohio. She is the daughter of the late Alvin Frederick and the late Florence Themor (Bream) Kintzel. She grew up in Lakewood, Ohio and is a 1959 graduate of Lakewood High School. She married Edward L Pauly on March 13, 1970 in Mt. Clemens, Michigan. Kay and Ed lived in Shelby Twp., Michigan before moving to the Imlay City area in 1976. On January 8, 2017, Kay and Ed renewed their wedding vows at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Imlay City. Kay was employed at Cleveland Bank and Trust before getting married. She was a homemaker, raising their family. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church and participated in the bell choir, choir, and altar guild. Kay was the past president of the Imlay City Athletic Boosters from 1980 & 1990 and a member of: Casa Maria Guild, Red Hatters, and the Imlay City Historical Museum. Kay is survived by her husband: Edward Pauly; daughter: Deborah (Joseph Manson) Pauly of Shanghai, China; three sons: Andrew (Kristi) Pauly of Royal Oak, MI, Thomas (Stephanie) Pauly of Clarkston, MI and Matthew Pauly of Rochester Hills, MI; two brothers: Alvin Kintzel of Brecksville, OH and Robert (Bette) Kintzel of Brecksville, OH; four grandchildren: Benjamin, Kayla, Tyler, Ethan; and two nephews: Robert Kintzel, Jr. and Daniel Pauly. She was preceded in death by her parents: Alvin and Florence Kintzel. A memorial service will be held 10:00 am, Saturday, February 11, 2017 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 200 N. Cedar St., Imlay City, MI. Pastor Alan Casillas will officiate. The family will be available for visitation 4 pm – 8 pm, Friday, February 10, 2017 at Muir Brothers Funeral Home of Imlay City, 225 N. Main Street, Imlay City, MI. 

Mary Large

Mary Large Age 76, resident of Washington Township passed away on February 6, 2017. She was born on April 7, 1940 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Leonard and Mary Louise Giroux. A member of St. Kieran Catholic Church, The Cane and Able Stroke Club, a loyal Detroit Tiger Fan. Beloved Wife of Bill. Loving Mother of Tom (Lori) Large and Kim (Kurt) Couture. Proud Grandmother of Grace, Claire, Meghan, and Robert. Dear Sister of Richard (Dodie) Giroux, Robert (Paulette) Giroux, Carol (Bob) Pattyn, Josette Taylor, and Cathy (Keith) Woloszyk. & A Celebration of Life &  Service at the Wm Sullivan and Son Funeral Home 8459 Hall Road (3 Blks E. of Van Dyke) Utica; Sunday, February 19 from 3pm until time of service at 4pm. In Lieu of flowers, donations to American Heart Association. 

Alice Davis

ALICE J. Age 84, March 3rd, 2017, born March 27, 1932. Beloved wife of Dennis A. Davis for 63 years. Loving mother of Sheryl, Keith, and Mark Davis. Dearest grandmother of Adam, Amanda, Joy, and Jordan. Alice earned a bachelor’s degree from Wayne State University, master’s degree from Oakland University, and taught special education at Wiley Elementary in Utica Community Schools. She was an avid reader and a frequent patron of Shelby Township Library. She was a patient, loving wife and homemaker, who maintained a positive outlook-never complaining, ever appreciative. Supporting her family while overcoming many health challenges, she always put the needs of others before her own. We, her family, will forever cherish in our hearts and memories her thoughtful kind words and deeds. Her ashes will be interred in the Memorial Gardens at St. Thomas Community Presbyterian Church where Alice was a charter member and sang in the choir from the charter until her death. Alice is greatly missed by her family and all who had the pleasure and privilege of knowing her. There will be a memorial service at St. Thomas Community Presbyterian Church at 55355 Mound Road, Shelby Township, MI 48316, on Saturday March 18th, at 11:00 a.m. followed by a luncheon at the church. Visitation prior to the service will start at 10:00 a.m. Should you care to honor Alice’s memory, a charitable contribution to Salvation Army will be appreciated.

Mal Sparks

Malcolm ‘Mal’ Sparks passed away on Thursday March 9 at the Tiffin House Care Facility in Georgetown, Texas. Mal was 83.

Steve Seiner

Stephen Joseph Seiner, 82 of Troy, MI passed away April 18, 2017. He died peacefully in the presence of his family. Steve was born January 8, 1935 in Dearborn to Stephen and Sophia (Len) Seiner. He was the eldest of two siblings. Steve received his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Lawrence Institute of Technology and earned a master’s degree from Chrysler Institute. His professional career began at age eight when he worked as a newspaper delivery boy earning $5 a week. He later moved on to Chrysler Defense for 2 years before becoming an engineer for General Motors for 42 years. During his tenure at GM, he had the opportunity to travel to various parts of the United States and the world, and he was heavily involved in assisting the company with operations in both Mexico and China. Prior to his work at General Motors, he briefly served in the U.S. Army. He married the love of his life, Alice Ann Preczewski, on August 22, 1959. The couple met at a dance where Steve was playing in the band. He wooed his wife with his masterful accordion skills, and the two went on to make beautiful music together for 57 years. He was extraordinarily proud of his three children, Marcie Johnson (Royce), Stephen (Tiziana),and Joseph (Megan) and absolutely adored his seven grandchildren, Matthew, Stephen, and Eric Johnson, Simone, and Jude Seiner, and Joseph and Mary Elizabeth Seiner. In addition to his immediate family, he is survived by many nieces and nephews. He was an avid baseball card collector and loved traveling to Burt Lake to fish in the great outdoors. He and Alice rescued many basset hounds throughout their lives (although he would say that the bassets rescued him). He loved reading about history and always enjoyed a good mystery novel. Steve also loved listening to various types of music, and always had a particular affinity for Elvis Presley with whom he shared the exact same birthday. Preceding him in death were his parents and his one brother, Gerald A. Visitation will be held at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Troy, Michigan on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 10:30 am. Visitation at church begins at 10 am. A Mass of Christian Burial will immediately follow at 10:30 am. 

Max Bernier

Marilyn ‘Max’ Bernier From Renee Knight:I have some very bad news, Max passed away on June 29th! She had broken her hip and she had to have surgery. The surgery was a success, but they then discovered that she had a blood clot on her lungs and even though they were treating her for that, she just could not get enough oxygen into her lungs. Her son, Craig (Thumper), came down several times from Pennsylvania and she told him that she wanted to go into hospice. He put her in hospice and she passed away 20 hours later. Max died at 4:30 in the morning and the nurse told Craig that she wasn’t in any pain, and that she died peacefully. Max did not want a funeral, so Craig did not have one!

Larry Weathers

November 30, 2017 Lawrence Marvin Weathers was born on October 1, 1932 to young parents, Marvin Whorton Weathers and Mildred Anna Chapman. The family home at 15308 Linnhurst in Detroit was shared with younger sister, Lynne, and often other family in need of support through the Depression years. His family taught him, by example, how to care for others, work hard, love what you do, and enjoy the people around you. Larry learned these lessons well and added his own brand of love, compassion, and humor to the Weathers name. At age 14, Larry became aware of the girl next door, actually, around the corner and down the street. It was a meeting of strong wills, at first encounter, that later would develop into a beautiful bond of enduring love and faithfulness. Larry graduated from Denby High School and briefly worked for his father at Houston Garage before entering the University of Detroit in the field of Engineering. After completing two years of study Larry chose to serve his country in the U.S. Army. He was stationed at Ft. Sill, OK; an Artillery Surveillance Specialist at the rank of Private First Class and later transferred to the Army Reserves. After graduating from U of D in 1957 Larry worked for Holly Carburetor while waiting for a position to open at General Motors Corporation. On November 8, 1958, Marilyn Christine Ernst made Larry the happiest man alive as they were married at Guardian Angels Catholic Church in Detroit. In their nearly 60 years together they poured their love into their three daughters, Julie (Eric) Pieper, Jane (Dennis) Favret, and Jennifer (Thomas) Reuter. He is the beloved Papa to his grandchildren; Nicholas (Danielle) Favret, Jason (Ada) Pieper, Kristen (Eric) Paauwe, Jeff Pieper, Zachary Reuter, and Jacob Reuter; and soon to be 7 greatgrandchildren. He taught us all the love of God and country, the importance of faith, family and friends, that to live is to serve others, and so much more. Larry enjoyed his long career with General Motors designing and testing engines at the Chevrolet Engineering Center in Warren until 1987. The family waited many dinners for Larry to give every moment needed to listen to coworkers and add value to the product and to their lives. During the 28 years the family lived in Warren, at 32073 Wellston, Larry and Marilyn made many dear friends. Oh, the parties!!! The neighborhood family ski trips to Crystal Mountain, Marriage Encounter weekends, golfing, and more parties. They continued their entertaining life style in Washington, MI, making more friends on the 9th tee of the Orchards for 22 more years; Larry regularly helping to care for and repair the sprinkler system of the condo association. At SS. John and Paul Catholic Church Larry and Marilyn have been involved in RCIA, Grace gatherings, seasonal decorating of the church, the Special Needs activities, and their very personal ministry of Greeter and Hugger. Larry was known for his positive attitude toward all of life. He battled many serious health issues over the last 30+ years with a strong drive, not just to survive, but to really live. He loved life and all of you who shared yours with him. He really didn’t want to go just yet. Larry leaves many loving memories in the hearts of his sister, Lynne, and Gerald Boeberitz; his sister-in-law, Virginia Ernst; his brother-in law, Thomas, and Mae Ernst; cousin, Robert, and Mary Weathers; cousin-in-law Bernard Nagel; many nieces, nephews, and dearest of friends. May those he loved that have gone before him: parents; brothers-in-law Carl William Ernst and James Ernst; and cousin-in-law, Betty Nagel; be with him. After living life to the fullest, on July 15, 2017, Larry departed in peace to meet Jesus, his Lord, with Marilyn holding his hand and his girls at his side. ‘Into Your hands, O merciful Savior, we commend Your servant, Larry, a sheep of Your own fold, a lamb of Your own flock, a sinner of Your own redeeming. Receive him into the arms of Your mercy, into the blessed rest of everlasting peace, and into the glorious company of the saints in light. Amen.’ You are invited to celebrate his eternal victory in Christ: Family visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. and Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. to be held at SS. John and Paul Catholic Church (7777 28 Mile Rd., Washington, MI 48094) on Thursday, July 27, 2017. Internment service with honors will be held at Great Lakes National Cemetery (4200 Belford Rd., Holly, MI 48442) on Friday, July 28, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. The family suggests memorials be made to the Capuchins (1820 Mt. Elliott Street, Detroit, MI 48207).

Evelyn Manierski

MANIERSKI EVELYN MARIE September 14, 2017 Age 74. Beloved wife of Joseph for 53 years. Loving mother of Robert (Lori), Leanne Eastman (Ken), Kristin Escote (Reynaldo), and Carol Moore (Jason). Cherished grandmother of Sarah, Megan, Elena, Brendan, Madison, Evan, Presley, Brayden, Thomas and Finley. Sister of the late Jessie Wertanen (Lenore), Harry Wertanen (the late Patricia), and Joanne Jones (the late Frank). Also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Family will receive friends Sunday 1-8p.m. with Remembrance service at 6:30p.m. at A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Road (between Maple & Big Beaver) 248-362-2500. Funeral Mass Monday 9:30a.m. at St. Anastasia Catholic Church, 4571 John R Rd, Troy. Visitation at church begins at 9a.m.

Rich DeCook

I received a phone call this afternoon from Mary Decook (Florida) advising me that Rich Decook died this morning (Monday November 27,2017). He will be cremated and a memorial service will he held at a later date. Rich was dealing with prostate cancer which metastasized to his kidneys and he suffered renal failure. Joe Nazione

Lou Ilg

November 30,2017 Lou was born on September, 6, 1930 in Detroit to immigrant parents, Alois and Justine Ilg. He graduated from Cass Technical High School in 1948 with honors in their drafting program. He met Kay when he was just 16 and they dated on and off throughout high school and were engaged in June, 1951. They married on February 2, 1952, right before Lou was drafted to serve in the Korean War. After serving two years, Lou returned to Detroit and his work at Chevrolet as a detailer. Lou and Kay started a family shortly thereafter and raised three girls in their family home of 39 years on Headley in Sterling Heights. Lou enjoyed many years at Chevrolet with great friends and opportunities and ended his career as a Design Manager, retiring on June 1, 1987. Lou and Kay loved to golf and spent a lot of their retirement years on Linksview Way in Sugar Springs at their second home on the 8th fairway. Lou also loved his growing family. He was grandpa to Carly, Freddy, Jimmy, Lia, Nicole, Kevin, Mark, Drew and Ally. He was great grandpa to Alexis, Brionna, Calyssa and Cru. He loved supporting each and everyone of them, attending sporting events, cheerleading competitions, dance recitals and school plays. He was a mentor and friend and fostered unique relationships with each one of them. Lou and Kay celebrated 65 years of marriage this year and Lou celebrated 30 years of retirement. He will be dearly missed by all. Family will receive friends Friday 3-8p.m. at A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home (Price Chapel), 3725 Rochester Road (between Big Beaver and Wattles) 248-689-0700. Funeral Mass Saturday 10 a.m. at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 44633 Utica Road, Utica. Visitation at church begins at 9:30 a.m. Memorial tributes to Leukemia Lymphoma Society.

Cass Krajewski

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 parents, Michael and Maria Krajewski, of Conroe, TX. Casimir is survived by his wife, Jo Ann Krajewski; his children, Katherine Krajewski M.D. and husband Peter Germano of Newton, MA and Joseph Krajewski and wife Heather Atnip, of Oxford, MI; his three grandchildren, Nena, Vivian, and Charles Germano of Boston, MA; his two step-grandchildren, Brenden and Brooke Ersig of Oxford, MI; his brother, Felix Krajewski and wife Jennie of Utica, MI; his sister, Gladys Lodzinski and husband Frank of Spring, TX; along with one niece and four nephews. A Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at 12 (Noon) with gathering beginning at 11:30 AM, at St. Andrew Catholic Church, 1400 Inglewood Ave., Rochester, MI. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The National Pancreas Foundation. 
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