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David McInnes
David McInnes, 97, of Houghton, MI formerly of Detroit and Clarkston passed away peacefully at Bayside Village, L'Anse on Aug. 12, 2002.
David was born in Wishaw, Scotland on June 26, 1905. He worked for many years as a tool and die maker at the Hawke Tool & Engineering Company in Detroit and Pontiac. He retired from Pontiac Motor Engineering in Pontiac.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Helen (Farmer); parents, David McInnes and Janet (Rankin); 4 brothers; and 7 sisters.
He is survived by his children, Helen (Ronald) Brisson of Clarkston and Gordon (Kathleen) McInnes of Houghton; grandchildren, Ronald K. Brisson, Darcy (Brisson) Stewart, Bridget Thomson-McInnes, Kathleen and Andrew McInnes; and great grandchildren, Paige, Gabrielle, Luke and Anthony Stewart.
A funeral service was held Friday, Aug. 16 at the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston. Burial is at Lakeview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to a charity of your choice.

Michael Kevin Buckley
Michael Kevin Buckley, 41, of Clarkston died Aug. 5, 2002.
Michael was a 1984 economics graduate of Princeton University who studied at the London School of Economics and pursued his love of family, music and sports during his sixteen year battle with cancer. First diagnosed in 1986 with Oligodendroglioma, a rare form of brain cancer with few long-term survivors, Mr. Buckley married his college sweetheart, Julia Butler Buckley, that same year and remarkably fought to six remissions over the next sixteen years. During three of those remissions they had their three children, Caroline, Courtney and Emily, ages 5, 4 and 2. Mr. Buckley was a long-time member of Clarkston United Methodist Church.
"Throughout his life's journey and his determined struggle with cancer, Mike and my sister Julie, always had a plan," said John Wm. Butler, Jr., Mr. Buckley's brother-in-law. "They were intensely focused on each other, on cancer care and well-being, and on their devotion to family. No matter the difficulties in the journey they had to take, their love for each other, for their children and for life itself inspired all who knew Mike." 
The youngest of six children, Mr. Buckley was born Jan. 27, 1961 in Salem, MA to Dr. Frederick Oliver Buckley, Sr. and Mrs. Marye Buckley. He graduated from Marblehead High School in Marblehead, MA in 1979 and Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, NH in 1980 before going on to Princeton University in 1980. At Princeton, Mr. Buckley was a member of the University Cottage Club, played intramural hockey and participated in the Focus on Youth Radio Network, which was the largest student run syndicated radio show in America in the 1980's.
Other than his family, Mr. Buckley's first love was music. Raised in the Beatles era, he was an avid bass guitarist and enjoyed music in all of its forms as well as theatre. Mr. Buckley expressed his love of sports during his early work years through editing a sports newsletter from 1984-1992. Later, when the Buckley's relocated to Mich. from Mass. in 1992, Mr. Buckley was affiliated with Alliance Steel in Detroit.
He is survived by his wife, Julia Butler Buckley; children, Caroline, Courtney and Emily; parents, Dr. Frederick and Marye Buckley; sisters, Marye and Sheila; brothers, Andrew, Dr. Frederick, Jr. and Brian; father-in-law, John William (the late Lucille) Butler.
A funeral service was held at the Clarkston United Methodist Church, Clarkston. Visitation was held at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, Clawson. Memorial contributions to Cancer Care Associates, PC, 3577 W. 13 Mile Road, Ste. 404, Royal Oak, MI 48073. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Detroit.

Helen (Shapoe) Austin
Helen (Shapoe) Austin, 84, of Florida, formerly of Clarkston, died Aug. 18, 2002.
Mrs. Austin and her late husband, Ellison, farmed for many years in Groveland Township and enjoyed gardening and marketing vegetables. She was a longtime producer at Oakland County Farmer's Market. Recently she was a member at Hope United Methodist Church, Whitehouse, Ohio.
Mrs. Austin graduated from Ortonville High School in 1937 and attended Michigan State University as a home economics major. She was a member of Ortonville Historical Society, Oakland County Farm Bureau and the Kove Association. She was a former longtime member of Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church, Holly. 
She is survived by her children, Loren of Florida, Duane (Diana) and Mark (Mary) of Clarkston, and Beryl (Jerry) Austin-VanHoutte of Ohio; grandchildren, Kris (Mike) Bender, Dana Austin, Heather (Darrin) Adams, Ellissa and Jenny VanHoutte and Hunter Austin; great grandchildren, Madison, Dakota and Tatum; and siblings, Lydia (Al) Muzeck and Albert (Mary) Shapoe.
A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. today at Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church, Holly. Interment will be at Lakeview Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston. Memorials may be made to Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church.

Leslie A. (Seidner) Jenkins
Leslie A. (Seidner) Jenkins, 38, of Clarkston, formerly of Greenford, Ohio, died Aug. 20, 2002, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Mrs. Jenkins was a successful sales representative for Ameritech Yellow Pages, having earned many sales awards and served Ameritech as a sales trainer. She was benevolent and well-loved, enjoying traveling, photography and her family. She was a member of Lutheran Church of the Master, Troy. 
She is survived by her husband, Doug; parents, Lester and Janice Seidner of Salem, Ohio; parents-in-law, James and Barbara Jenkins of White Lake; siblings, Bruce (Nancy) Seidner of Jacksonville, Fla., and Dale (Vicki) Seidner of Phoenix, Ariz.; several nieces and nephews; and brothers-in-law, Larry (Beth) Jenkins of Grand Rapids, Randy Jenkins of Waterford and Jim (Cherlyn) Jenkins of Waterford.
A funeral service was held in Lutheran Church of the Master with a graveside service Friday at All Saints Cemetery, Waterford. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. today in Greenford Lutheran Church, Greenford, Ohio. Donations may be made to Greenford Lutheran Church for the Leslie Ann Seidner Jenkins Youth Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 104, 7450 W. South Range Road, Greenford, OH 44422.

Derek "Jake" Gauthier
Derek "Jake" Gauthier, 40, of Clarkston died Aug. 29, 2002.
He was preceded in death by his father, Eugene, and brother, Darrell.
He is survived by a son, Derek; parents, Jeanette and Jim LaVallee; siblings, David (Norma), Douglas (Kim), Don and Dannette (Scott); and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral service was held Monday in the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston. Interment is in Garden, Mich.

Edward T. Saunders
Edward T. Saunders, 91, of Clarkston, formerly of Madison Heights, died Sept. 4, 2002.
He was employed by the city of Birmingham in the Department of Public Works for 15 years.
He is survived by his former wife, Virginia Wiltze; children, Constance J. (Melvin) Mace, David T. (Denise), Kenneth E. (Josephine), Daniel J., Janice A. (Walter) Cushard, Judith E. (David) Benedict, Michael W. (Anne), Cynthia L. (Kenneth), Robert J. (Dawn) and Timothy L. (Kathy); 26 grandchildren; and 23 great grandchildren.
A funeral service was held Sept. 7 at Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, Utica, officiated by Rev. Michael Fonfara of Utica Presbyterian Church. Burial is at Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Memorials may by sent to Hospice I.H.S., 24445 Northwestern Hwy., Suite 105, Southfield, MI 48075.

James D. McIntosh
James D. McIntosh, 63, of Clarkston, formerly of Clawson, died Sept. 15, 2002.
McIntosh retired from General Motors, Pontiac. He loved hot rods and classic cars.
He is survived by his best friend, Yvonne Zisler; children, Jimmy (B.J.) of South Carolina, Jon of Maryland and Ann (Jeff) Niezguski of Oak Park; grandchildren, Grant, Scott and Carmen; and siblings, Jeannie (Jim) Brown, Joyce (Roger) Guyas and Jack (Twyila).
A funeral service was held at the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home.

Helen L. Pointer
Helen L. Pointer, 84, of Clarkston died Sept. 13, 2002.
Mrs. Pointer was a former member of the Presbyterian Church in Westland and the Lions Club. She enjoyed the Independence Township Senior Center. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald; sister, Elsie Kasun; and brothers, Howard and Wesley LaBar.
She is survived by her children, Hope (Bryan) Ellis of Oxford, Raechelle Sedik of Milford, Donald of Dearborn and Ronald of Clarkston; grandchildren, Tim (Marney) and Gregory (Brenda) Ellis, Kirk and Derrek Sedik; and great grandchildren, Miranda, Jude and Myles.
A memorial service was held at the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston. The family prefers donations be made to the Independence Township Senior Center or Cranbrook Hospice.

Daniel Wesley Turnage
Daniel Wesley Turnage, 93, of Clarkston, formerly of Rochester, died Sept. 13, 2002.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2002, at Silver Lake Church of the Nazarene.
Interment will be in Beebe, Ark.

Ralph G. Gentile
Ralph G. Gentile, 64, of Clarkston died Sept. 20, 2002.
He is survived by his wife, Geraldine; children, Ralph (Joanne) and Adam (Amber), all of Clarkston, Tracy (Dave) Basile of California, Tim (Brigid) of Haslett, and Jennifer (Mike) Winter and Lindsey Taormina, all of Clinton Township; grandchildren, Brandon, Olivia, Drake, Tory, Chasen, Tevyn, Alexandra, Rachel, Kamryn and Taylor; siblings, Edward (Shirley) of Saginaw and Joseph (Gayann) of St. Clair Shores; and mother-in-law, Margaret Resovsky.
A memorial Mass was held at St. Daniel Catholic Church, Clarkston. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association. Arrangements were entrusted to the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston.

Marcy Lynn Makuch
Marcy Lynn Makuch, 45, of Clarkston died Sept. 22, 2002, due to an auto accident. 
She was preceded in death by her brother, Nick V. Pelushewski.
She is survived by her children, Jami and Jenna Makuch, both of Davison; parents, Nick and Darla Pelushewski of Clarkston; grandfather, Vern (the late Cleona) Wing of Waterford; siblings, Cynthia (Donald) Hodgson of Clarkston, Tracy (Eric) Brockman of Waterford and Jason (Pamela) Pelushewski of Flushing. 
Family services have been held. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston. Memorials may be made to the American Liver Foundation.

Marion Woodard
Marion Woodard, 81, of Clarkston, formerly of Pontiac, died Sept. 21, 2002.
Mrs. Woodard retired from Pontiac Motors in 1974. 
She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Ray; son, Tom (Marilyn) Woodard of Waterford; grandchildren, Zachary Woodard, Robin and Mark Brzezinski and Jody (Pat) Barrigar; great grandchildren, Cody, Celena and Lucia; siblings, Thomas Baytarian of Florida and Paul (Myrna) Baytarian of Waterford; and many dear friends.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston.

Lorraine M. Kinney-Carlson
Lorraine M. Kinney-Carlson, 84, of Clarkston, formerly of Sault St. Marie, died Oct. 12, 2002.
Mrs. Kinney-Carlson owned and operated Lorraine's Emporium at the Dixieland Flea Market for more than 20 years. From 1948-1975 she and her husband, Walter, owned and operated The Antlers Restaurant in Sault St. Marie and had been active in the Loretto's Mother's Club and Hiawatha Figure Skating Club.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Walter Kinney Sr.; second husband, Conrad Carlson; granddaughter, Kristi Kinney; and parents, Albert and Olive Rose.
She is survived by children Bridget (David) Lundy of Adrian, Walter Jr. (Phyllis) Kinney of Sault St. Marie, Carol (Gary) McClellan of Frankenmuth, Timothy (Jill) Kinney of Colorado, Kathryn Kinney of Florida and Dan Kinney of Clarkston; 13 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; sister-in-law Janet (the late Francis) Rose of Clarkston; and nieces and nephew Tom and Kathie Rose of Clarkston and Sally Durocher of Pennsylvania. 
A memorial Mass was held Oct. 15, 2002 at St. Daniel Catholic Church, Clarkston. Interment was at Oaklawn Chapel Gardens. Memorials may be made to St. Mary's Catholic School, Sault St. Marie. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston.

Paul G. Lambert
Paul G. Lambert, 59, of Clarkston died Oct. 7, 2002. 
Mr. Lambert was an engineer at Detroit Edison and retired after 28 years of service. He was a member of Clarkston Eagles AERIE No. 3373. In his retirement he and his wife of 22 years, Barbara, were antique dealers. He also enjoyed bowling and golfing.
He is survived by his wife; children, Samantha (Jeff) Powell of Eaton Rapids and Kevin (Rhonda) Lambert of Texas; grandchildren, Amber and Shane Brooks, Autumn Powell and Zachary Lambert; brothers, Frank (Betty) Lambert and Andrew Lambert; and siblings-in-law, Sally (Mike) Gryniewicz and Walter (MaryAnn) Sypeniewski.
A funeral service was held Oct. 12, 2002, at Coats Funeral Home, Waterford. Memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association. 

Albert E. Domroese
Albert E. Domroese, 74, of Clarkston died Oct. 15, 2002.
Al served as a U.S. Marine during the Korean Conflict. He retired from GM Truck & Bus and was a former Scout Master of Boy Scout Troop 126 of Clarkston.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Lou and brother, Howard.
He is survived by his children, Albert III of Clarkston and Denise of Waterford; siblings, Ben (Maysel) Domroese of Alger, Marcia (David) Hobbs of Whitmore Lake; and many nieces and nephews.
A funeral service was held Oct. 19 at the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston. Interment is at Lakeview Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Arthritis Foundation.

Charles A. "Chuck" Holloway
Charles A. "Chuck" Holloway, 68, of Davisburg died Oct. 21, 2002.
Mr. Holloway was a master carpenter for 46 years and served on the board at Andersonville Community Church. He enjoyed hunting.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Mary; children, Carrie Coury of Florida, Jim (Nocha), Dan, Greg and Amos, all of Clarkston; siblings, Jerrel (Alta) of North Carolina and Pauline Valentine of Arizona.
A funeral service will be held Friday at Andersonville Community Church. Interment will be at Andersonville Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston. Memorials may be made to Andersonville Community Church Building Fund.

Louis Nicholas
Louis Nicholas, 47, a lifelong resident of Clarkston, died Oct. 19, 2002. 
Mr. Nicholas earned a master's degree from Oakland University and was proud to be part of Alexander's restaurant.
He was preceded in death by his father, Chris.
He is survived by his mother, Nia of Clarkston; brother, Paul of Clarkston; and special aunt and uncle, Martha (Savas) and Vern Post of Clarkston.
A funeral service was held Tuesday at the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston. Entombment is at Ottawa Park Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. George Greek Orthodox Church.

Tillie E. St. Croix
Tillie E. St. Croix, 69, of Clarkston, formerly of Holly, died Oct. 19, 2002.
Mrs. St. Croix was a direct descendant of George Soule, a passenger of the Mayflower. She retired from Clinton Valley Center and spent her life helping others.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Elwood; sons, Richard and Elwood "Bud"; and parents, Clifford and Mary Soule.
She is survived by her children, Jon (Sharon) of Beaverton, Tim of Clarkston and Larry (Brenda Drew) of Holly; grandchildren, Elwood III "Woody," Khara, Michael, Dawn, Kristina, Andrew and Nicholas St. Croix, Michael Potter and Donald II, Cory and Shawn Johnson; great grandchildren, Ashley, Kayla and Taylor; and siblings, Edmund Soule, Oscar (Evelyn) Soule, Mabel Hamstra and Ruth (Forest) Sykes. She also is survived by many nieces and nephews.
A funeral service was held Wednesday at the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston. Interment was at Lakeview Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Karmanos Cancer Institute.


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