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GERALD J. REILLY
Gerald J. Reilly, 78, a Royal Oak resident for 15 years, died April 22, 1998 in William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak. He was born Dec. 19, 1919 in Detroit. His wife, Lydia (Antilla) Reilly, died July 9, 1993. Mr. Reilly served with the U.S. Army during World War II in combat infantry in New Guinea and the Philippines. Survivors include his sister, Dorothy M. (Philip) Brown of Royal Oak, and brother, George D. (Maxine) Reilly of Royal Oak. Funeral arrangements were handled by William Sullivan and Son Funeral Home, Royal Oak; burial, Oakview Cemetery, Royal Oak; memorials, American Lung Association.

EDWARD T. MILLER
Edward T. Miller, 67, a Royal Oak resident since 1962, died May 7, 1998 at home. He was born Feb. 23, 1931 in Hancock. Mr. Miller retired from Borg-Warner after 24 years and he served with the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of Hamtramck Post 4162 VFW and Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Royal Oak. He loved singing and playing the guitar, working on the lawn and going up north, and he was a devoted grandfather. Survivors include his wife, Carole, whom he married July 24, 1954 in Detroit; children, Thomas, Kenneth and Susan of Royal Oak and Sharon Schuetzler of Warren; brothers, John (Beatrice), Robert and George of Houghton; a sister, Mildred Beauchamp of Houghton; grandchildren, Adam Miller, Douglas Schuetzler, and Nicholas and Alex Miller. Funeral arrangements were handled by Sawyer-Fuller Funeral Home, Berkley; burial, Oakview Cemetery, Royal Oak; memorials, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Organ Fund, 814 N. Campbell, Royal Oak, MI 48067.

AMY E. TAYLOR
Amy Elizabeth Taylor, 89, a Royal Oak resident since 1920, died May 1, 1998 in Shelby Nursing Center, Shelby Township. She was born Feb. 15, 1909 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada and she married Robert Taylor in 1927 in Royal Oak. He died Jan. 27, 1994. Mrs. Taylor was a homemaker. Survivors include four daughters, Mabel (Robert) Phelps of Corvallis, Ore., Betty (Peter Bommarito) Roberts of Roseville, Joan Usher of Melbourne, Fla. and Roberta (David) West of Warren; 15 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were handled by Kinsey-Garrett Funeral Home, Royal Oak; burial, White Chapel Cemetery, Troy memorials, Hospice of Southeast Michigan.

JAMES R. MARINO
James R. Marino, 54, a Ferndale resident for 20 years, formerly of Royal Oak, died May 2, 1998 in William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak. He was born Dec. 24, 1943 in Detroit. Mr. Marino graduated from Cass Technical High School, Detroit, in 1962, and he was employed as an automotive engineer. Mr. Marino was active in Boy Scouts of America and he was scoutmaster of Ferndale Troop 1204. He was a member of the Planetary Society for Space Exploration and Research. Survivors include a daughter, Amy Rose Marino of Ypsilanti; sons Matthew M. (Victoria) Marino of Ferndale and Joseph J. (Brooke) Marino of Walnut Creek, Calif.; a sister, Rosaline (Paul) Halkey of Madison Heights; a brother, Anthony (Patricia) Marino of St. Clair Shores; two grandchildren, Max and Gabriel Marino. Funeral arrangements were handled by Spaulding & Curtin Funeral Home, Ferndale; cremation, Auburn Crematory, Royal Oak; memorials, Smithstonian Institute for Air & Space, Washington, D.C.

CARL L. HOOPS
Carl L. Hoops, 86, a Royal Oak resident since 1932, died May 3, 1998 in William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak. He was born Nov. 8, 1911 in Waldren. Mr. Hoops graduated from Royal Oak High School and he served with the U.S. Navy, receiving the Purple Heart medal. He worked for General Motors Frigidare Division for 23 years, retiring as the division manager for Michigan, Ohio, Illinois and Wisconsin in 1972. He was a long-time member of First Baptist Church of Royal Oak, where he served as a deacon. He also was a member of the Disabled American Veterans. Survivors include his wife, Myrtle (Hewitt), whom he married May 7, 1932 in Detroit; children, Carole (Donald) Schroeder of Sterling Heights, Dolores (John) Hodge of East Jordan and Carl R. (Margaret) Hoops of Bloomfield Hills; brothers, Laverne (Bonnie) Hoops and Dale Hoops of Oklahoma, Earl (Pat) Hoops of California and William (Marge) Hoops of Ohio; a sister-in-law, Anna Harris of Michigan; 14 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; four great-great-great-grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were handled by Kinsey-Garrett Funeral Home, Royal Oak; burial, Roseland Park Cemetery, Berkley; memorials, First Baptist Church of Royal Oak.

JAY H. SNYDER
Jay H. Snyder, 79, of Bloomfield Hills, formerly of Royal Oak and Lansing, died May 3, 1998 at home. He was born March 14, 1919 in Haslett. Mr. Snyder graduated from Haslett High School and he earned a degree in business administration and design from Michigan State University in 1946. He served with the U.S. Navy as Seaman First Class on troop transport carrier for three years during World War II. He retired as a manufacturer’s representative with KENMAR of Southfield in 1990 after 15 years. He was previously employed as an assistant to the director of design at General Motors Tech Center, Warren, for 19 years. He was formerly a member of the Detroit Yacht Club and he enjoyed sailing and building model cars, ships and railroad trains. Survivors include his wife, Irene (Boyer), whom he married in 1945; children, Suzanne Snyder and Thomas Snyder. Funeral arrangements were handled by A.J. Desmond and Sons Funeral Home, Royal Oak; memorials, American Diabetes Association, 30600 Telegraph, Suite 2255, Bingham Farms, MI 48025-4532.

M. EILEEN RAMSEY
M. Eileen Ramsey, 89, a Royal Oak resident for 66 years, formerly of Dublin, Ireland, died May 4, 1998 in Hilton Convalescent Home, Ferndale. She was born Oct. 16, 1908 in India. Mrs. Ramsey immigrated to the U.S. in 1923 and she enjoyed children and crafts. Her husband, Gordon W., and her son, Ronald, are deceased. Survivors include her children, Joan (Robert) Bieganski of Nevada, Patricia Johnson of Washington, Mary E. Williams of California, Diane Stevens of California and Arthur Ramsey of California; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements were handled by A.J. Desmond and Sons Funeral Home, Royal Oak; interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield; memorials, St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Box 3704, Memphis, TN 38173-0704.

JULIE M. WILLOUGHBY
Julie Mae Willoughby, 79, of Royal Oak, died May 8, 1998 at home. She was born July 23, 1918 in Black Oak, Ark. Mrs. Willoughby was a Royal Oak resident for 42 years. She retired from the Dietary Department of William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, in 1982 after 13 years. Survivors include her children, Edith Harlukowicz of Royal Oak, Janie (Michael) Rivard of Royal Oak and David Willoughby of Los Angeles, Calif.; two brothers, Bill Hill of Malden, Mo. and the Rev. Albert Hill of Flint; a sister, Josie Elam of Decatur; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Her daughter, Judy Willoughby, died in 1969. Funeral arrangements were handled by William Sullivan and Son Funeral Home, Royal Oak; burial, Oakview Cemetery, Royal Oak; memorials, Children’s Leukemia Foundation.

ARTHUR J. TOURANTEAU
Arthur J. Touranteau, 74, a Royal Oak resident since 1955, died May 8, 1998 in William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak. He was born May 9, 1923 in Westerville, Ohio. Mr. Touranteau served with the U.S. Army in World War II. He was an accountant for 25 years at Fischer Tool and Die, Detroit, and he was a member of David E. Cleary Post 253, American Legion, Royal Oak. He also was a life member of Elks Lodge 1523, BPOE, Royal Oak, and a life member of Acorn Post 1669 VFW, Royal Oak. Survivors include his wife, Molly A., whom he married Feb. 3, 1951 in Saginaw; children, Arthur J. III of Royal Oak and Kathryn A. of Royal Oak. Funeral arrangements were handled by William Sullivan and Son Funeral Home, Royal Oak; burial, Roseland Park Cemetery, Berkley; memorials, donor’s choice.

LILLIAN E. RYAN
Lillian Earla Ryan, 96, of Royal Oak, formerly of Detroit, died Jan. 5, 1999 in Cambridge East Nursing Center, Madison Heights. She was born Oct. 27, 1902 in Jefferson County, Pa. She was pre-deceased by her husbands, Patrick Ryan in 1990 and Frank Root in 1946, and her daughter, Frances Bikelites, in 1992. Mrs. Ryan lived in Royal Oak for six years. She was employed in sales by Sam's Department Store in Detroit for 30 years and was a member of the Auxiliary of the Red Arrow, a division of the American Legion. Survivors include her daughter, Dorothy (Robert) Strehlke of Royal Oak; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were handled by William Sullivan and Son Funeral Home, Royal Oak; burial, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield; memorials, donor's choice. 

ESTHER E. KALIS
Esther E. Kalis, 91, of Royal Oak, formerly a 23-year resident of Troy, died Jan. 7, 1999 in Georgian Bloomfield Nursing Home, Bloomfield Hills. She was born Oct. 22, 1907 in Detroit. Ms. Kalis was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America and Faith Lutheran Church in Troy. Survivors include her niece, Arlene (Phillip) Hawarny of Royal Oak; great-nieces, Janet, Joyce (Bruce) Wilson and Cynthia; great-great-niece, Briana Wilson. Funeral arrangements were handled by Gramer Funeral Home, Clawson; memorials, Faith Lutheran Church. 

JULIUS A. SMOLINSKI
Julius A. Smolinski, 78, a 44-year resident of Royal Oak, died Jan. 8, 1999 in William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak. He was born March 4, 1920 in Hamtramck. Mr. Smolinski retired from the General Motors Tech Center in 1982 and he served with the U.S. Army in World War II. Survivors include his wife, Helen S. (Mistal); children, Stanley J. of Metamora and Catherine (Charles) Hughes of Dexter; three grandchildren; brothers, Harry of Presque Isle, Edwin (Elizabeth) of Sterling Heights, Bruno of Warren and the Rev. Father Clarence of Presque Isle. Funeral arrangements were handled by Gramer Funeral Home, Clawson; burial, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield. 

SIGRID H. GARSIDE
Sigrid H. Garside, 82, of Clyde and Fremont, Ohio, formerly a Royal Oak resident from 1950-93, died Jan. 10, 1999 in Countryside Continuing Care Center, Fremont. She was born March 16, 1916 in Kearsarge. Her husband, Edward, is deceased. Mrs. Garside was employed by Parker Publications for 22 years. Survivors include her son, Peter G. (Linda) of Houston, Texas; siblings, Isaac Seppamaki of Bruce Crossing and Olga Horalek of Ewen; two grandchildren, Christopher Garside and Pamela Garside-Meyers; great-grandchildren, Allyson C. Penny-Garside and Joshua P. Garside-Meyers. Funeral arrangements were handled by William Sullivan and Son Funeral Home, Royal Oak; burial, Oakview Cemetery, Royal Oak; memorials, donor's choice. 

BARBARA D. NOLAN
Barbara Dorothy Nolan, 80, a Royal Oak resident since 1949, formerly of Auburn Heights, died Jan. 10, 1999 in Evergreen Health and Living Center, Southfield. She was born Aug. 26, 1918 in Rochester. Mrs. Nolan retired from Avery-Hassler Insurance Co. in Clawson, where she worked as a secretary for many years. She was very active in her husband's and children's lives and she enjoyed playing bridge, cooking and baking. She volunteered as a room mother for her children at Guardian Angels School in Clawson. She also drove the nuns and priests to Adrian. Mrs. Nolan served as a Brownie and Scout leader when her children were young. She also cooked chili for the Clawson Knights of Columbus, was a charter member of the Bishop Foley Mom's Club, president of St. Bernadette's Guild at Guardian Angels, and was active in the Daughters of Isabella and Guardian Angels Altar Society. Survivors include her husband, Robert, whom she married Nov. 13, 1948; children, Sandi of Royal Oak, Debbie of East Lansing, Mike (Jennifer) of Saginaw and Cindy (Albert) of Farmington Hills; brothers, Grant "Joe" Serrell of Holly and Samuel J. Serrell of Elk Rapids; six grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were handled by Gramer Funeral Home, Clawson; burial, White Chapel Cemetery, Troy; memorials, American Lung Association. 

THOMAS J. DOLF JR.
Thomas J. Dolf Jr., 46, of Royal Oak, formerly of New York, died Jan. 11, 1999 in Angela Hospice, Livonia. He was born June 12, 1952 in Hamilton, Ohio. Mr. Dolf worked as facilities department manager for the City of New York for the past 16 years. He graduated from Royal Oak Shrine High School in 1970 and Wayne State University. Survivors include his parents, Thomas J. (Alice) Dolf Sr. of Royal Oak; siblings, Jeffrey Dolf of Royal Oak, Susan (Thomas) Lanning of Watertown, Wis. and Mary Ellen (Greg) Leavey of Petaluma, Calif.; two nieces; one nephew. Funeral arrangements were handled by William Sullivan and Son Funeral Home, Royal Oak; burial, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield; memorials, Angela Hospice, Karmanos Cancer Institute or Shrine High School Library. 

JOSEPHINE E. WHITE
Josephine E. White, 87, of Warren, formerly of Royal Oak for 25 years and Madison Heights, died Jan. 11, 1999 in William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak. She was born April 30, 1911 in Detroit. Survivors include her husband, Lyndon L., whom she married Aug. 31, 1935 in Detroit, and her dear friend, Jane Marcum of Warren. Funeral arrangements were handled by Kinsey-Garrett Funeral Home, Royal Oak. A memorial service will be conducted at a future date. 

LENORA McCORMICK STANTON
Lenora "Lynn" McCormick Stanton, 58, of Royal Oak, died Jan. 12, 1999 in William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak. She was born April 18, 1940 in Detroit. Her husband, Howard, is deceased. Survivors include her brothers, John, Thomas, James and Phillip; sisters, Dolores LaChance, Laura Beaupied, Theresa Fairless and Alice Moakley; special friend, Joan Barbato; nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements were handled by Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, Clawson; memorials, American Cancer Society or the American Red Cross. 

HELEN J. JANBROERS
Helen J. Janbroers, 82, a Royal Oak resident since 1940, died Jan. 12, 1998 in William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak. She was born Aug. 15, 1916 in Highland Park. Mrs. Jabroers retired after 40 years as Whittier Elementary School precinct election chairman. A long-time member of First United Methodist Church of Royal Oak, Mrs. Janbroers also was a member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees and a former Girl Scout leader. Among the survivors is her husband, Cornelius "Dutch" Janbroers. They were married Aug. 10, 1940 in Ferndale. Also surviving are her daughters, Jean E. (Arie A.) Van Der Graaf of Armada, Judith A. (John E.) Nisbett of Traverse City and Nancy S. (Richard J.) Lisabeth of Lathrup Village; grandchildren, Caryn (Patrick) Morrissey, Jon (Linda) Van Der Graaf, Mariah Nisbett and Lindsay Nisbett; great-grandchildren, Casey Jon Van Der Graaf and Paige Van Der Graaf. Funeral arrangements were handled by Kinsey-Garrett Funeral Home, Royal Oak; burial, Roseland Park Cemetery, Berkley; memorials, American Diabetes Association.

GAIL PORTER
Gail Porter, 95, a Royal Oak resident for 60 years, died Feb. 21, 1999 in Cambridge North Nursing Center, Clawson. She was born Nov. 23, 1903 in Battle Creek. Her husband, Harley, died in 1983. Mrs. Porter was a life member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Durand and she was a member of the Royal Oak Garden Club. Survivors include her children, Winifred (Richard) Lowery of Royal Oak and Robert (Carole) Porter of Royal Oak; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were handled by William Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, Royal Oak; burial, White Chapel Cemetery, Troy; memorials, Royal Oak Garden Club or Odyssey Hospice Care, Novi.
 
 

ESTELLE J. ADKINS
Estelle Joanne Adkins, 82, of Royal Oak, formerly a Berkley resident for 26 years, died April 7, 1999 in William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak. She was born Sept. 8, 1919 in Pennsylvania. Her husband, John, died Oct. 18, 1986. They were married Feb. 14, 1947 in Pontiac. Survivors include her children, Iris (Doug) McEwen, Jackie (Steven) Finlay and Mary Clark; five grandchildren, Brandon, Jamie, Elizabeth, Andrea and Mathew. Funeral arrangements were handled by Gramer Funeral Home, Clawson; burial, Roseland Park Cemetery, Berkley; memorials, Karmanos Cancer Institute.

LEATRICE J. PREVOST
Leatrice J. Prevost, 66, a life-long Royal Oak resident, died April 7, 1999 in William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak. She was born June 29, 1932 in Detroit. Mrs. Prevost enjoyed family functions and bingo and was employed by Foodland in Ferndale. Survivors include her children, Laura (Jason) Stidham and William Prevost, both of Center Line; brother, Alvin R. (Catherine P.) Prevost of Troy; brother-in-law, Richard R. Friske of Detroit; sister-in-law, Dolores S. Prevost of Washington Township; one grandson, Justin Salaniuk. Funeral arrangements were handled by William Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, Royal Oak; memorials, Karmanos Cancer Institute or the American Heart Association.

MABEL W. WIESE
Mabel W. Wiese, 101, a long-time Royal Oak resident, died April 7, 1999 in Glacier Hills Nursing Home, Ann Arbor. She was born Oct. 16, 1897 in Prophetstown, Ill. Her husband, Albert, whom she married Aug. 14, 1926 in Detroit, died in 1966. Mrs. Wiese earned a degree in education from Eastern Michigan University in 1924. She worked as a school teacher in Royal Oak in the 1920's, later working as a librarian at the Royal Oak Public Library from 1953 until she retired in 1963. She was a long-time member of Zion Lutheran Church in Ferndale. Survivors include her children, Ralph (Marilyn) Wiese of Milford and John (Jane) Wiese of Princeton, N.J.; sisters, Carrie Staehle of Dublon, Calif., Ruth Ingle of Vallejo, Calif., Grace (Paul) Harbauer of Perrysburg, Ohio and Frances (Don) Ashton of Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; seven grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were handled by Kinsey-Garrett Funeral Home, Royal Oak; burial, Oakview Cemetery, Royal Oak; memorials, Zion Lutheran Church, Ferndale Library Fund or the Glacier Hills Residence Assistance Fund.

CLAYTON B. RIVENBARK SR.
Clayton B. Rivenbark Sr., 98, of Royal Oak, formerly of Chadbourn, N.C., Elyria, Ohio and Detroit, died April 8, 1999 in Alexander Mercy Living Center, Royal Oak. He was born July 5, 1900 in Pender County, S.C. His wife, Mae Elizabeth (Twohy), died in 1978. Mr. Rivenbark retired from Fruehauf Trailer Co. in Avon, Ohio, where he was employed from 1925-65. He enjoyed farming, hunting and fishing. Survivors include his children, Patricia M. Sloan of Royal Oak and Clayton B. (Donna) Rivenbark Jr. of Sheffield Lake, Ohio; three brothers; two sisters; 12 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were handled by William Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, Royal Oak; burial, St. Mary Cemetery, Elyria.

HELEN D. LAKE
Helen D. Lake, 80, of Royal Oak, formerly of Rochester Hills, died April 10, 1999 in St. John Oakland Hospital, Madison Heights. She was born April 4, 1919 in St. Johns. Her husband, Hazen, died Nov. 2, 1992. Mrs. Lake was a homemaker who enjoyed crafts and making jewelry. Survivors include her children, Shirley Lake of Royal Oak, John R. (Jill) Lake of Clarkston and Glenn G. (Linda) Lake of Grandville; three grandchildren, Christopher R. (Michelle) Lake, Veronica and Vanessa Lake; one great-grandchild, Nicholas Lake. Funeral arrangements were handled by William Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, Royal Oak; burial, White Chapel Cemetery, Troy; memorials, donor's choice.

NICHOLAS A. SCHAMANSKI
Nicholas A. Schamanski, 21, of Royal Oak, died April 11, 1999 in Auburn Hills. He was born Nov. 10, 1977 in Royal Oak. Mr. Schamanski graduated from Kimball High School in 1996 and he worked as a chef at Fox & Hounds Restaurant in Bloomfield Hills. Survivors include his son, Michael A. Schamanski of Royal Oak; parents, Charles Schamanski of Gibralter and Susan Schamanski of Royal Oak; a brother, Adam of Royal Oak; a sister, Rose Anne of Gibralter; grandmothers, Rose Wilmot and Victoria Schamanski. Funeral arrangements were handled by William Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, Royal Oak; memorials, Michael Anthony Schamanski Education Trust Fund.

MARIAN D. MAHER
Marian D. (Munch) Maher, 89, a 34-year resident of Royal Oak, formerly of Warren, Pa., died April 11, 1999 in William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak. She was born Feb. 22, 1910 in Warren, Pa. Mrs. Maher was active in Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Clawson. Survivors include her husband, Peter J., whom she married Aug. 15, 1942 in Buffalo, N.Y.; children, Mary Ann Bridgewater of Royal Oak, Patricia J. (Raymond) Blaszczak of Troy and Dorothy E. Petzer of Bloomfield Township; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were handled by Gramer Funeral Home, Clawson; burial, White Chapel Cemetery, Troy.

DEBORAH M. KITSON
Deborah Margaret Kitson, 42, of Royal Oak, formerly of Troy, died April 13, 1999 in William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak. She was born May 26, 1956 in Detroit. Mrs. Kitson was an active member of St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church in Hazel Park. She also was a member of the Christian Youth Organization and neighborhood service unit director of Girl Scouts-Michigan Metropolitan. Survivors include her husband, Kenneth J., whom she married Aug. 8, 1986 in Clawson; a daughter, Anna M. of Royal Oak; siblings, Thomas Wells of Grass Lake, Susan (Donald) Kaiser of Troy and Mrs. Joseph Soehren of Troy. Funeral arrangements were handled by Price Funeral Home, Troy; burial, White Chapel Cemetery, Troy; memorials, donor's choice. 

WILLIAM W. WESTMORELAND
William W. Westmoreland, 72, of Royal Oak, died April 13, 1999 in William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak. He was born June 29, 1926 in Sharon, Tenn. Mr. Westmoreland was a welder at Equipment Manufacturing in Warren for 44 years, retiring in 1990. He served with the U.S. Navy in World War II in the South Pacific and he formerly owned the Arizona Bar in Detroit. Survivors include his wife, Carolyn (Rosneck); children, Mickey (Littlet) of California, James (Jane) of Tennessee, Peggy Kershaw of Tennessee, Janet (Dennis) Ryan of Shelby Township and Paul (Stephanie) of Kansas; 19 grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were handled by William Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, Royal Oak; burial, Christian Memorial Cultural Center, Rochester Hills; memorials, Alzheimer's Association or Karmanos Cancer Institute.

ROBERT MEHARG
Robert "Bob" Meharg, 59, of Deckerville, formerly of Royal Oak, died April 14, 1999 in William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak. He was born June 18, 1939 in Winfield, Ala. Survivors include his wife, Judy; children, Patrick (Joni), Kimberlee and Scott; grandchildren, Ashley, Courtney and Marcy; his mother, Lillian Meharg; a brother, Timothy Meharg. Funeral arrangements were handled by Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, Clawson; burial, White Chapel Cemetery, Troy; memorials, American Lung Association, 403 Seymour, Lansing, MI 48933-1179.

STEVEN STELMACH
Steven Stelmach, 82, a Royal Oak resident since 1947, died April 15, 1999 in William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak. He was born Dec. 22, 1916 in Hamtramck. Mr. Stelmach served with the U.S. Army in the European Theater of Operations during World War II and he received the Purple Heart. He was the owner of Stout Fence Co. of Royal Oak/Troy since 1957, retiring in 1980. Mr. Stelmach performed much commercial, industrial and school work in the tri-county area and he enjoyed fishing, hunting and bowling. He also was a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans. Survivors include his wife, Jane (Oleksa), whom he married Aug. 31, 1941 in Standish; children, Robert (Sandra) of Oxford and Steven Jr. of Troy; siblings, Katherine Gaus of Tucson, Ariz., Jane Shaw of Canton, Pearl (Howard) Megdall of Dearborn Heights, Frances Honner of Omer, Carolyn Stelmach of Omer, Joseph (Marilyn) of Northville and Morris (Barbara) of Clarkston; one granddaughter, Stacey V. Stelmach. Funeral arrangements were handled by Gramer Funeral Home, Clawson. 

DONALD A. KAISER
Donald A. Kaiser, 61, of Madison Heights, a former 25-year Royal Oak resident, died April 16, 1999 in Angela Hospice, Livonia. Mr. Kaiser, who was born Feb. 20, 1938 in Detroit, had lived in Madison Heights for the past nine years after moving from Royal Oak. An auditor for Blue Cross & Blue Shield for 20 years before his retirement in 1989, Mr. Kaiser served in the U.S. Army. Survivors include his son, Kurt J. Kaiser; daughter, Karen L. Kaiser; brother, Richard Kaiser; and sister, Betty Carter. Funeral arrangements were handled by Lynch & Sons Funeral Funeral Home, Clawson; memorials, American Cancer Society, 29350 Southfield Road, Suite 110, Southfield, MI 48076-2078.

BETTY L. BUCKLEY
Betty L. Buckley, 78, a Royal Oak resident since 1945, died April 17, 1999 in Alexander Care Center, Royal Oak. She was born Jan. 5, 1921 in Owosso. She was pre-deceased by her husband, Joseph P. Buckley Sr., whom she married June 22, 1940 in Flint, in 1996 and her sons Daniel (1992) and Joseph Jr. (1997). Mrs. Buckley was a professional proofreader for 35 years with R.R. Donnelley & Sons and she was a member of St. Mary Magdalen Church in Hazel Park. Survivors include her daughter, Nancy Dallacqua of Royal Oak; brothers, Kenneth Augustine of Africa and Carl Augustine of Ann Arbor; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral arrangements were handled by Kinsey-Garrett Funeral Home, Royal Oak; burial, White Chapel Cemetery, Troy; memorials, St. Mary Magdalen Church, 50 W. Annabelle, Hazel Park, MI.

HENRY A. FRIES
Henry Adam Fries, 84, of Frankenmuth, formerly of Berkley, Highland Park and Royal Oak from 1954-95, died April 17, 1999 in the Lutheran Home in Frankenmuth. He was born Dec. 6, 1914 in Highland Park. Mr. Fries delivered <I>The Daily Tribune, Detroit News, Detroit Free Press, Detroit Times<I> and <I>Birmingham Eccentric<I> newspapers in Royal Oak for many years until he retired in 1976. He was visually handicapped from the time of his birth. Mr. Fries was a member of Berkley Lodge 536, F&AM, Berkley-Highland Park Chapter 483, OES, Clawson Senior Masonic and the Acorn VFW Card Club, Thursday Group. He is survived by his wife, Magdalene (Strobel), whom he married Jan. 26, 1954 in Angola, Ind. Funeral arrangements were handled by Kinsey-Garrett Funeral Home, Royal Oak; burial, White Chapel Cemetery, Troy.

MARY M. LEE
Mary M. Lee, 83, a Royal Oak resident since 1953, died April 18, 1999 in Evergreen Health and Living Center, Southfield. She was born April 2, 1916 in Searcy, Ark. Mrs. Lee was an active member of the Troy Church of God. Survivors include her children, Mary Jane Stephens of Royal Oak and Bob Lee of Warren; a sister, Sara (Junior) Wooten of Judsonia, Ark.; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Funeral arrangements were handled by Kinsey-Garrett Funeral Home, Royal Oak; burial, Oakview Cemetery, Royal Oak.

FRIEDA C. SIBTHORPE
Frieda C. Sibthorpe, 83, of Royal Oak, died April 2, 1999 in William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak. She was born Nov. 14, 1915 in Detroit. Her husband, Charles A., died Aug. 6, 1996. They were married June 14, 1950 in Royal Oak. Mrs. Sibthorpe graduated from Royal Oak High School in 1933 and she was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion and Fraternal Order of Eagles, all of Royal Oak. She enjoyed knitting, working puzzles, doing crafts, bingo and cards. She formerly was employed by Martin Place Hospital East (now St. John Oakland Health System Hospital) in Madison Heights as a ward secretary. Survivors include her children, Ronald C. (Angelia) of Royal Oak and Shirley A. Sibthorpe of Royal Oak; special friend, Rita S. Bray; grandchildren, Ronald, Sharon, Emily and Samuel. Funeral arrangements were handled by William Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, Royal Oak; burial, Oakview Cemetery, Royal Oak; memorials, American Diabetes Association.

BETTY L. BUCKLEY
Betty L. Buckley, 78, a Royal Oak resident since 1945, died April 17, 1999 in Alexander Care Center, Royal Oak. She was born Jan. 5, 1921 in Owosso. She was pre-deceased by her husband, Joseph P. Buckley Sr., whom she married June 22, 1940 in Flint, in 1996 and her sons Daniel (1992) and Joseph Jr. (1997). Mrs. Buckley was a professional proofreader for 35 years with R.R. Donnelley & Sons and she was a member of St. Mary Magdalen Church in Hazel Park. Survivors include her daughter, Nancy Dallacqua of Royal Oak; brothers, Kenneth Augustine of Africa and Carl Augustine of Ann Arbor; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral arrangements were handled by Kinsey-Garrett Funeral Home, Royal Oak; burial, White Chapel Cemetery, Troy; memorials, St. Mary Magdalen Church, 50 W. Annabelle, Hazel Park, MI.

HENRY A. FRIES
Henry Adam Fries, 84, of Frankenmuth, formerly of Berkley, Highland Park and Royal Oak from 1954-95, died April 17, 1999 in the Lutheran Home in Frankenmuth. He was born Dec. 6, 1914 in Highland Park. Mr. Fries delivered <I>The Daily Tribune, Detroit News, Detroit Free Press, Detroit Times<I> and <I>Birmingham Eccentric<I> newspapers in Royal Oak for many years until he retired in 1976. He was visually handicapped from the time of his birth. Mr. Fries was a member of Berkley Lodge 536, F&AM, Berkley-Highland Park Chapter 483, OES, Clawson Senior Masonic and the Acorn VFW Card Club, Thursday Group. He is survived by his wife, Magdalene (Strobel), whom he married Jan. 26, 1954 in Angola, Ind. Funeral arrangements were handled by Kinsey-Garrett Funeral Home, Royal Oak; burial, White Chapel Cemetery, Troy.

MARY M. LEE
Mary M. Lee, 83, a Royal Oak resident since 1953, died April 18, 1999 in Evergreen Health and Living Center, Southfield. She was born April 2, 1916 in Searcy, Ark. Mrs. Lee was an active member of the Troy Church of God. Survivors include her children, Mary Jane Stephens of Royal Oak and Bob Lee of Warren; a sister, Sara (Junior) Wooten of Judsonia, Ark.; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Funeral arrangements were handled by Kinsey-Garrett Funeral Home, Royal Oak; burial, Oakview Cemetery, Royal Oak.

RICHARD F. CLAPP
Richard F. Clapp, 67, of Lake Orion, a 30-year member of the First Presbyterian Church of Royal Oak, died April 18, 1999 in St. Mary's Hospital, Saginaw. Mr. Clapp, who served as a deacon, elder and member of the King's Men Choir at the church, was born Aug. 18, 1933 in Flint. He lived in Huntington Woods for 36 years before moving to Lake Orion. Mr. Clapp graduated from Flint Central High School and he earned a bachelor in fine arts degree in photography from Ohio University. He served with the U.S. Air Force and he worked as a professional photographer for General Motors Corp. and as a self-employed photographer for 30 years, retiring in 1997. An award-winning photographer, Mr. Clapp taught classes at the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit. Mr. Chapp enjoyed fishing and he was building a log home. Survivors include his wife, Martha (Kinley), whom he married May 27, 1961 in Ann Arbor; children, David (Jory Jonas) Clapp of Ellsworth and Louise A. (Robert) Blount of Caro; a sister, Suzanne (William) Counts; one grandchild. Funeral arrangements were handled by Kinsey-Garrett Funeral Home, Royal Oak; memorials, First Presbyterian Church Music Fund of King's Men Choir, Bedford Presbyterian Village -- Pearl's Garden or the Ohio University College of Fine Arts, Photography Department, Athens, Ohio.

GLEN D. GOVAN
Glen D. Govan, 46, a life-long Royal Oak resident, died April 19, 1999 in William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak. He was born Jan. 28, 1953 in Highland Park. Mr. Govan was a self-employed artist specializing in air brush and free hand on vehicles and motorcycles. He enjoyed blues music and he was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie 3206, Madison Heights. Survivors include his mother, Arlene F. (the late Benjamin) Govan; siblings, Cindy L. (Kevin) McCauley of Clawson, Barbara J. (Chuck) Mattson of Madison Heights and James E. of Madison Heights; nephews, Dustin, Dane, Daniel, Michael and Matthew; a niece, Micayla. Funeral arrangements were handled by A. J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, Royal Oak; inurnment, Florida Keys; memorials, American Cancer Society.

ROSE K. PRICE
Rose K. Price, 70, of Royal Oak, died April 19, 1999 in William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak. She was born June 16, 1928 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Her husband, Thomas Price, died in 1990. Mrs. Price was formerly a manager at the Roman Gate, Fox & Hounds and Sussex House restaurants. She was a member of Royal Oak Post 253 American Legion Women's Auxiliary and the Royal Oak Elks Lodge. Survivors include her former husband, Ralph Banworth; children, Dwayne (Sheryl) Price of Royal Oak, Jeffrie (Susan) of Clarkston and Brenda (Paul) Snapp of Lake Orion; sisters, Katie and Mary of Alberta, Canada, her twin sister Rita of Royal Oak and Stella of Indiana; six grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were handled by William Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, Royal Oak; burial, Oakview Cemetery, Royal Oak; memorials, American Heart Association.

VINCENT KOEHLER
Vincent Koehler, 90, of Detroit, died April 20, 1999. His wife, Virginia, is deceased. Survivors include his children, Ann Marie Priebe, Irene Dodson, Vincent II, Donald (Alberta), Barbara (Ken Dietz), Michael, Joan (Gerald) Alderson, Phillip (Nancy), Janice (Gary) Harmon, Virginia (Brian) Reiderer, Richard (Janeen), Diane, William (Kathy Hall) of Royal Oak, Keith (Cheryl), Paul (Ellen) of Royal Oak, Brian (Julie) and David (Theresa); six siblings; 31 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were handled by William Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, Royal Oak.

WILMA L. KOSS
Wilma Lee Koss of Royal Oak, formerly of Berkley, died April 21, 1999 in William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak. She was born in Frontenac, Kan. Mrs. Koss was a nurse's aid at Straith Hospital in Southfield. Survivors include her husband, Fred, whom she married Sept. 9, 1950 in Detroit; children, Karen (Thomas) Kowalski of Ferndale, April (Roger) Ratekin of Berkley and Robert (Karen) Koss of Highland; sisters, Thelma Torasian of Clarkston and Lucille (Chester) Sakora of Warren; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were handled by Kinsey-Garrett Funeral Home, Royal Oak; burial, Roseland Park Cemetery, Berkley; memorials, Karmanos Cancer Institute.

MARY B. BOURKE
A funeral Mass of Christian Burial for former Garden City resident, Mary Bourke, 74, of Brooklyn, Mich. will be 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 28 [1998], in St. Joseph Shrine Catholic Church in Cambridge Township with burial at St. Joseph Shrine Cemetery.
Funeral Prayers will be 10:15 a.m. Monday, at M.G. Braun Funeral Home, 137 S. Main, Brooklyn, Mich. Officiating will be the Rev.Thomas Brennan. Visitation is 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27, in M.G. Braun Funeral Home.
Mrs. Bourke, who died Sept. 24 after a long illness, was born in Vermont Township, Wis..
Surviving are: sons, John (Bonnie) of Lake Somerset, Pete (Diane) of Standish and William (Cynthia) of Jackson; daughters, Suzanne Head of Kill Devil Hills, N.C., Jacqueline (Gary) McMillian of Livonia, Doris (Rich) Endreszl of Rohnert Park, Calif., Cherie (Bruce) Konwerski of Cement City, Mich., and Paula (Kevin) Brand of Brooklyn; brothers, Jack, Bill and Tom; sisters, Kay, Eleanor and Pat; 19 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. 
Mrs. Bourke is preceded in death by her husband, John, Sr. (1991); son, Tim; one brother; two sisters; and one great-granddaughter, Rebecca.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

EUGENIA MYDLARZ
Funeral services for Eugenia Mydlarz, 81, of Livonia were Sept. 26 [1998] in L.J. Griffin Funeral Home with burial at St. Hedwig Cemetery. Officiating was Norm Nawrocki.
Mrs. Mydlarz, who died Sept. 22 at Wynwood Assisted Care, was born in Detroit. She was a clerk in a department store.
Surviving are: daughters, Joan (James) Myers-Porter, Barbara (John) Grunick and Patricia (Ronald) Will; sisters, Wanda Hamernik and Romualda Casper; and five grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Angela Hospice.

JOAN L. KROLL
Funeral services for Joan Kroll, 60, of Livonia were Sept. 26 [1998] in L.J. Griffin Funeral Home with burial at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield. 
Mrs. Kroll, who died Sept. 22 in Livonia, was born in Detroit. She was a kitchen worker in the public schools.
Surviving are: husband, Walter; sons, Ronald (Joanne), David (Dawn), Mark, Douglas (Eileen) and Jeffrey; daughter, Victoria; one brother; four sisters; and six grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association.

P. PATRICK O'BRIEN
Burial for Patrick O'Brien, 78, of Livonia was at Parkview Memorial Cemetery, Livonia.
Mr. O'Brien, who died Sept. 21 [1998] in Livonia, was born in Toledo, Ohio. He lived in this community over 40 years. He worked in the tool and die industry. He was a member of the VFW.
Surviving are: daughter, Carol (Paul) Alpert; sister, Mary Sharp; three grandchildren and three great-grandhcildren.
Mr. O'Brien is preceded in death by his wife, Athaliah "Faye." 

IRMA G. CODDING
Funeral services for Irma Codding, 88, of Livonia were Sept. 26 [1998] in McCabe Funeral Home, Farmington Hills.
Mrs. Codding, who died Sept. 22 in West Bloomfield, was born in Mounds, Ill. She came to this community in 1968 from Dayton, Ohio. She worked for S.S. Kresge Company. She served in the U.S. Army from July 1943 to Feb. 1948 in the Panama Canal Zone. She was a member of Livonia Chapter No. 398 O.E.S., Gold Star Wives of America, Women's Army Corps Veterans Association, and Great Lakes Chapter 15. Mrs. Codding enjoyed knitting and crafts. She was a 1928 graduate of Mounds High School, Mounds, Ill.
Surviving are: one brother and one sister.
Mrs. Codding is preceded in death by her husband of 21 years, Lt. Col. Ray Edwin Codding (1968); her parents, Arthur and Myrtle Mattson; three brothers and one sister.

AGNES H. FETTERLY
A funeral Mass for Agnes Fetterly, 102, of Livonia was held Sept. 23 [1998] in St. Matthews Catholic Church with the Rev. David Stachurdki officiating. Arrangements were made by Joiner-Shepard Funeral Home, Statesboro, Ga.
Mrs. Fetterly died Sept. 20 in Statesboro, Ga. She lived in Livonia for many years before moving to Statesboro in 1998. She was a member of the St. Matthews Catholic Church and was a retired bookkeeper.
Surviving are: son, Lawrence (Jack) and (Maryanna) Fetterly of Statesboro, 6 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.


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