Miscellaneous Oakland County, Michigan Obituaries



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Angeline Lucking McGregor

Angeline McGregor, 91, of Birmingham, died Nov. 18, 2002, at Lourdes Nursing Home in Waterford. She was born March 13, 1911, in Osceola County, Mich.

Mrs. McGregor attended business colleges in both Detroit and Battle Creek. She was a secretary with the Grand Trunk Railroad at Battle Creek for seventeen years and then retired from The Ford Motor Company, Dearborn after 25 years as an executive secretary. After retiring she became active with the National Association of Investments, serving as secretary and treasurer. She was also an active member of the 88ers Musical of the Metro Area.

She is survived by children, Rodger P. (Camille) Lucking of Wood Haven, Donald E. (Suzanne) Lucking of West Bloomfield; grandchildren, Christopher, Jason, Elizabeth and Matthew; five great-grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were handled by The Wm. R. Hamilton Co., Birmingham. Interment at White Chapel Memorial Cemetery, Troy. Memorial tributes may be made to Alzheimer's Association Detroit Area Chapter, 17220 West Twelve Mile Road, Southfield, Mich. 48076 

Herbert Joseph Jones

Herbert Jones, 86, of Brentwood, Tenn., formerly of Birmingham, died Nov. 27, 2002, in Tennessee. 

He is survived by wife, Barbara B.; children, Catherine Jones Mitchell of Charleston, S.C., Cynthia Babcock of Bloomfield Hills, Bruce J. Thompson of Charlotte, N.C.; six grandchildren; brother, Robert D. Jones of Fort Wayne, Ind.

Funeral arrangements were handled by Brentwood Funeral Home in Brentwood, Tenn. Memorial tributes may be made to Holy Family Catholic Church, Brentwood, Tenn. or Alzheimer's Association.

Joseph Forand 

Joseph Forand, 72, of Birmingham, died Nov. 27, 2002, at home. He was born Dec. 19, 1929 in New Bedford, Mass.

Mr. Forand graduated from Norwich University in Northfield, Vt. He was a captain in the United States Army, serving as a Tank Guancry Instructor in Fort Knox, Ky. during the Korean War. He was president and owner of Forand Sales Company Manufacturer's Rep Agency. He coached Little League baseball for 18 years and was former president of the Birmingham Little League Baseball Association. He was an active member of Holy Name Parish, coaching football at the school. He was also a former member of the Detroit Yacht Club. 

Mr. Forand is survived by wife, Anne; sons, Dr. Joseph (Cathy) and James (Ruth); grandchildren, Katy, Amy and Tracy; brother, David; four nieces and one nephew.

Funeral arrangements were handled by Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, Clawson. Interment at Pine Lake Cemetery, West Bloomfield. Memorial tributes may be made to Holy Name School S.E.E.D. Foundation, 630 Harmon, Birmingham, Mich. 48009.

Ruth Ethel "Stevie" Roberts

Ruth Roberts, 85, of Bloomfield Hills, died Nov. 27, 2002, at Wm. Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak. She was born Jan. 6, 1917 in Milton, Wis.

Mrs. Roberts was a cosmetologist in the Bloomfield Hills area for 25 years.

She is survived by children, Janet K. Ridley, Terry S. (Jean) and Kim M. (Ann); grandchildren, Jill L. White, Cindy A. Clark and Amanda R. Roberts; great-grandchild, Garnett S. Hall; sister, Miriam Scholl.

Funeral arrangements wer handled by A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, Troy. Interment at White Chapel Cemetery, Troy. Memorial tributes may be made to the Salvation Army.

Joan Denton

Joan Denton, 66, of Birmingham, died Dec. 1, 2002, at home. She was born June 5, 1936 in Dundee, Scotland.

Mrs. Denton was a nurse and homemaker. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Birmingham.

She is survived by husband, Ronald T.; children, Kimberley Ann (James) Pillow and Gregory Allen; grandson, James Reed Pillow; siblings and friends.

Funeral arrangements were handled by A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, Troy. Interment at First United Methodist Church Memorial Garden, Birmingham. Memorial tributes may be made to U of M Cancer Center, c/o Head & Neck Cancer Research, 1500 East Medical Center Drive, 1364 Cancer Center, Ann Arbor, Mich. 48109-0922. 

Daniel Martin Mertus

Daniel Mertus of Chapel Hill, N.C., formerly of Birmingham, died Nov. 19, 2002. He was born in Coal Ridge, Ohio.

Mr. Mertus was a graduate of Miami University in Ohio where he belonged to the fraternity, Sigma Alpha Epsilon. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army where he served on a ship in the Arctic Shelf of Northern Alaska where he edited an Army newspaper. He was active in his church, serving as president of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Birmingham. He was employed by Parke Davis/Warner Lambert in international business. He enjoyed drawing cartoons and illustrations; was an athlete, softball coach, basketball statistician and referee for local school teams; and a Tar Heels sports fan.

Mr. Mertus is survived by wife, Marilyn; children, Amie Ellen Casson of Chicago, Julie Ann Mertus of Baltimore, Md., David Daniel of Los Angeles; grandchildren, Kevan, Max, Daniel and Lynne. 

A memorial service was held at Pentecostal Lutheran Church, Lakewood, Ohio. Memorial tributes may be made to The National Parkinson's Foundation, Bob Hope Parkinson Research Center, 1501 N.W. 9th Avenue, Bob Hope Road, Miami, Fla. 33136-1494 for stem cell research projects; or Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 300 East Rosemary Street, Chapel Hill, N.C. 27514. 

Dan Curran

Dan Curran, 68, of Bloomfield Hills, died Dec. 3, 2002, at home. He was born Dec. 15, 1933 in Cincinatti, Ohio.

Mr. Curran graduated from the University of Detroit Jesuit High School and the University of Detroit. He served as vice president of Standard Mortgage Corporation; General Counsel for Bert Smokler & Company; senior attorney for Michigan Consolidated Gas Company and president for MichCon Development Corporation, where he was in charge of Harbertown development. 

His professional memberships included the Incorporated Society of Irish American Lawyers and the American, Michigan and Detroit Bar Associations. He also served as an officer/board member for the St. Francis Home for Boys; the Wayne County Catholic Social Services; Angel's Place; the Judge Vincent J. Brennan Foundation; St. Regis Usher's Club; actively supported Detroit's Most Holy Trinity Church; and co-chairman of the Sharin' of the Green on St. Patrick's Day. He enjoyed vacationing at Torch Lake; was an avid Notre Dame fan and loved wearing exotic colored bermuda shorts.

Mr. Curran is survived by wife, Joan; children, Kathleen, Molly, Dan and Michael; grandsons, Danny and Patrick; sisters, Mary (Lawrence) MacLean and Deidre (Ted) Mueller; many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were handled by Lynch & Sons Funeral Home. Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield. Memorial tributes may be made to U of D Jesuit High School, 8400 South Cambridge, Detroit 48221. 

Patricia Ann Wilson

Patricia Wilson, 61, of Bloomfield Township, died Dec. 3, 2002, at Bloomfield Hills Care Center. She was born Feb. 11, 1941, in Detroit.

Ms. Wilson was a homemaker.

She is survived by son, Robert W. Wilson; grandchildren, Elizabeth, Victoria and Sean; sister, Beverly J. (Thomas) Moore.

Funeral arrangements were handled by A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, Troy. Interment at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Detroit. Memorial tributes may be made to Angel's Place. 

Michael Hranchook, M.D.

Dr. Michael Hranchook, of Bloomfield Hills, died December 4, 2002. 

He graduated from Wayne State University and received his medical degree from Wayne State Medical School. He served his internship at Grace Hospital and his residency in surgery at Detroit Memorial Hospital. During World War II, Dr. Hranchook served as Medical Director for the Packard Motor Car Company. He was employed by General Motors Corporation, retiring after 35 years as a Medical Director for Fisher Body Division.

He was a fellow of the American Occupational Medical Association; member of the American Medical Association; the Michigan State Medical Society; the Michigan Heart Association; and had served as secretary of the Detroit Industrial Physicians Club. He enjoyed boating on Lake St. Clair and videotaping family gatherings.

He is survived by wife, Emily; children, Michael (Anne Marie), Mark (Heidi), Barbara (Bob) Stuecheli, Helen (Paul) Ehardt, Matthew (Brigid) and Marie (Scott) Ladoucer; thirteen grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were handled by Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. of Sterling Heights. Interment at Resurrection Cemetery.


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