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HARLAN G. JENKS

Services for Harlan George Jenks, 56, of Farmington Hills, were held June 14 at Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home in Farmington with the Rev. Gerald McEnhill officiating.

Mr. Jenks was born June 12, 1945 in Detroit and died June 11, 2002 in Farmington Hills. He worked as an auto mechanic.

He is survived by his wife, Jill; son, Bradley; daughters, Patti (Steve) Elliott and Kerri (Sam) Valez; sister, Betty Jo Carron; and granddaughters, Alexandria and Samantha Elliott.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

BENJAMIN D. POOLE

Services for Benjamin David Poole, 87, of West Bloomfield, were held June 14 at Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home in Farmington with the Rev. Thomas Barbret officiating. Burial took place at Franklin Cemetery in Franklin.

Mr. Poole was born Nov. 8, 1914 in Detroit and died June 12, 2002 at Heartland Health Care Center in West Bloomfield. He was the owner of Pooles Boring Company in Detroit. 

He is survived by his wife, Ethel; son, David (Jean); daughter, Karen (William) Elders; grandchildren, Jason, Lisa, Tiffani and William; great-grandson, Nathan; and sister Martha Ingram.

LEONARD V. JOY

Services for Leonard Vincent Joy, 83, of Farmington Hills, will be held 10 a.m. Monday, June 17 at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in Farmington with the Msgr. Walter Hurley officiating. Burial will take place at Glen Eden Memorial Park in Livonia.

Mr. Joy was born Oct. 28, 1918 in Detroit and died June 12, 2002 at Marywood Nursing Center in Livonia. He worked for the IRS for 32 years and was a World War II Army veteran.

He is survived by his wife, Helen; son, James (Ruth); daughters, Nancy (Harry) Davidson, Donna Calus, Diane Joy and Kathleen (Gary) Peters; sister, Eleanor Nowak; brother, Dennis (Alice) Jagodzinski; and grandchildren, Ryan Calus, Nicole Davidson, Annie Brodski, Alex Brodski, Corey Brodski, Andy Peters and Emily Peters.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. 

Arrangements made by Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home in Farmington.

ARCHIE S. RAMSAY

Services for Archie Simpson Ramsay, 80, of Farmington, were held June 15 Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home in Farmington with the Rev. Daniel Cave officiating. Burial took place at Oakwood Cemetery in Farmington.

Mr. Ramsay was born Oct. 19, 1921 in Detroit and died June 13, 2002 at Hospice Home in Farmington Hills. He worked for General Motors and enjoyed golf.

He is survived by his sons, Kirk (Candy) and Craig (Susan) Ramsay; brother, William; sister, Grace Carey; and grandchildren, Carly, Jessica and Brett.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Michigan

ENVER R. SOLOMON

A memorial service for Enver Ragap Solomon, 76, of Southfield, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 21, at Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home in Farmington.

Mr. Solomon died June 14, 2002. 

He is survived by his wife, Anna; children, Dolph (Kuniko) Diemont, Tim (Robin) Diemont, Anthony (Lucia) Diemont and Marianne (Mike) Fulkerson; and grandchildren, Miki, Derrick, Anthony, Anastasia, Gia and Ellie.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

SHIRLEY J. PERAZZA

Services for Shirley Jean Perazza, 76, of Farmington, were held June 15 at Thayer-Rock Funeral Home in Farmington with the Rev. Larry Austin officiating.

Mrs. Perazzo was born Oct. 28, 1925 in West Bloomfield and died June 13, 2002, in Howell. She enjoyed golfing.

She is survived by her daughters, Lynda Geneste and Julie (Bill) Kolesar; sister, Joyce Amos; and five grandchildren. She is prececed in death by her first husband Marvin Longyear, second husband Angelo Perazza and son, Fred Longyear. 

KATHERINE M. WESTFALL

Services for Katherine M. Westfall, 95, of Farmington, were held June 18 at Thayer-Rock Funeral Home in Farmington with the Rev. Victor Halboth officiating. Burial took place at Glen Eden Memorial Park in Livonia.

Mrs. Westfall was born Nov. 14, 1906 in Bay City and died June 14, 2002, at Botsford Hospital in Farmington Hills. She worked for Crowley's, Fred Sanders, and Federal Department Store.

She is survived by several nieces and nephews including, Donna Brown, James Driller, Nancy Verbison and David Driller; brothers, Ed and Norman Denkhaus; and sister, Dorothy Driller. She is preceded in death by her husband, John.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Michigan Lupus Foundation, 26202 Harper Ave., St. Clair Shores, MI 48081.

ROGER L. EMERSON

Services for Roger L. Emerson, 49, of Howell, were held June 18 at MacDonald's Funeral Home in Howell with the Rev. Dr. Gary Bruland officiating.

Mr. Emerson was born Jan. 3, 1953, in Hazel Park and died June 14, 2002. He graduated from Farmington High School in 1971.

He is survived by his wife Cindi; sons, Lee (Jessica), Jason, Jeremy and Roger II; grandchildren, Ryan, Aaron and Noah; mother, Rita Emerson; sisters, Anita (David) Martell and Amber (Wayne) Miller; and brother, Chester (Janet).

CAROLE BARDUCA

Carole Barduca, 79, of Farmington Hills, died June 15, 2002 in Farmington Hills.

Mrs. Barduca was born Dec. 27, 1922 in River Rouge.

She is survived by her sons, Louis (Carole), Robert, Angelo (Laura) and Thomas (Kathy); daughter, Carole (Tearl) Powell; and 16 grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, Louis.

Arrangements made by Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home in Farmington.

ELSIE STORM

Services for Elsie Storm, 86, of Wixom, were held June 22 at Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home in Farmington with the Rev. Lawrence Kinney officiating. Burial took place at Glen Eden Memorial Park in Livonia.

Mrs. Storm was born Aug. 26, 1915 in Detroit and died June 19, 2002 at Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital in Commerce. She is survived by her daughters, Barbara Ebeling, Loretta (Bill) Mechalko and Gail (Michael) Freeman; eight grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, Howard and son-in-law, Donald Ebeling.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, 17117 W. Nine Mile, #905, Southfield, MI.

FLORENCE M. TAWYEA

Services for Florence Marie Tawyea, 87, of Farmington Hills, were held June 21 at St. Genevieve Church in Livonia with the Rev. Howard Vogan officiating. Burial took place at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Southfield. 

Mrs. Tawyea was born April 8, 1915 in Detroit and died June 17, 2002 at Marycrest Manor in Livonia. She was a member of the Catholic Action Club and St. Agatha Parish in Redford.

She is survived by her son, Edward; daughters, Dianne (Joseph) Rahaim, Sandra (Michael) Everard, Kathleen (Thomas) Killeen and Denise Tawyea; sister, Gertrude Wynesberg; brother, Louis Lavagnino; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She is prececed in death by her husband Wayne and sister Alberta Dunning.

Memorial contributions may be made to Marycrest Manor in Livonia.

Arrangements made by Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home in Farmington.

PATSY LOU V. SAKOFSKE

A memorial service for Patsy Lou Velma Sakosfske, 65, of Farmington Hills, will be held at a later date.

Mrs. Sakofske was born July 11, 1936 in Pontiac and died June 20, 2002 in Farmington Hills. She was a member of the Walled Lake Eagles.

She is survived by her son, Joseph (Ilene); daughter, Patricia (Dennis) Nagel; brothers, Clayton and Danny Ortwine; sisters, Pamela Belford and Bonnie Mason; and grandson, Nicholas. She is preceded in death by her husband Bernard.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association Memorial & Tributes Program, Dept. 77-3968, Chicago, IL 60678-3968.

Arrangements made by Thayer-Rock Funeral Home in Farmington.

ESTHER A. SARI

Services for Esther Alvina Sari, 83, of Farmington Hills, will be held 11 a.m. Monday, June 24 at Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home in Farmington with the Rev. Benjamin Bohnsack officiating. Burial will take place at Glen Eden Memorial Park in Livonia. Visitation will be held 2-8 p.m. today, June 23.

Mrs. Sari was born Feb. 17, 1919 in Detroit and died June 19, 2002 at Oakwood Southshore Hospital in Trenton. She worked as a payroll manager for an industrial plant.

She is survived by her daughters, Christine (Ronald) Sanders, Karen Saltz and Carol (Phil) Griest; 16 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, Albert and sons, David and Dennis.

ARBUTUS J. DUNN

Services for Arbutus Josephine Dunn, 77, of Farmington Hills, were held June 29 at Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home in Farmington with the Rev. Dan Havron officiating. Burial took place at Glen Eden Memorial Park in Livonia.

Mrs. Dunn was born Aug. 13, 1924 in Milford and died June 26, 2002 in Farmington Hills. She was a housewife and mother.

She is survived by her sons, Patrick (Sandy), Calvin, Robert and Christopher; daughters, Karen Mastrianni, Patricia Dunn, Lori (Frank) Koates, Arutus (Rick) Ahern, Mary (Dan) Lucero and Caroline Brown. She is preceded in death by her husband Calvin.

HOWARD E. DISBROW

Services for Howard Eugene Disbrow, 71, of Farmington Hills, will be held 2 p.m. today, June 30, at Unity of Livonia with the Rev. John Wingfeld officiating. Burial will take place at Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci, Mich.

Mr. Disbrow was born Aug. 15, 1930 in Warsaw, Ind. and died June 26, 2002 in Farmington Hills. He worked as a baker and was former president of Hagelstein's Bakeries of Royal Oak.

He is survived by his wife, Charlotte; sons, Howard Jr. and Nicholas Bisset; daughters, Jeanette (Jeff) Irby, Linda (Dan) Laitila and Desiree (Al) Disbrow; sister, Darlene (Fred) Shurfield; brother, Carl (Jane) Disbrow; and nine grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Michigan.

Arrangements made by Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home in Farmington.

MARQUITA STIFTER

Services for Marquita Stifter, 65, of Farmington Hills, will be held at 4 p.m. Monday, July 1 at McCabe Funeral Home in Farmington Hills.

Mrs. Stifter was born in Rochester, N.Y. and died June 26, 2002, at Beaumont Hospital. She taught elementary school in Chili, N.Y. and enjoyed arts and crafts, sewing and reading.

She is survived by her husband, Richard; sons, Matthew (Melissa) and Mark (Marci); daughter, Therese (Dan) Niemi; mother, Della Christel; grandchildren, Amanda, Tony, Becky, Bob and Elizabeth. She is preceded in death by her brother, George Christel and her father, Anthony.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

FRANCES H. POYHONEN

Services for Frances H. Poyhonen, 87, of Farmington Hills, were held July 2 at St. Gerald Catholic Church in Farmington with the Rev. Gerald McEnhill officiating. Burial took place at Evergreen Cemetery in Detroit.

Mrs. Poyhonen was born June 14, 1915 in East Pepperell, Mass. and died June 27, 2002, at Sinai-Grace Hospital in Detroit. She worked as an accountant for Hubberston and Rutland in Massachusetts and also worked as a clerk and secretary at Worcester State Hospital. She was a member of the Finnish Cultural Center Association in Farmington Hills, the Dearborn Colony Club and the Becker Alumni Association.

She is survived by her husband, Walter; sons, Mark and Kris; sister, Mary Legacy; and five grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Gerald Catholic Church, 21300 Farmington Road, Farmington, MI 48336. 

Arrangements made by Thayer-Rock Funeral Home in Farmington.

ANNA M. BAJEK

Services for Anna Michele Bajek, 18, of Farmington, were held July 2 at Thayer-Rock Funeral Home in Farmington with the Sister Beverly Hinson officiating. Burial took place at Parkview Memorial Cemetery in Livonia.

Miss Bajek was born April 6, 1984 in Detroit and died June 28, 2002 at Children's Hospital in Detroit. She attended Farmington Public Schools and graduated from Harrison High School. She received the Presidential Award foro Scholastic Excellence.

She is survived by her parents, Edward and Janice Bajek; sister, Sarah; grandparents, Murray and Reta King and Nellie Bajek; aunts and uncles, Mary Ann (John) Tracey, Robert (Connie) Bajek and Gary (Eleanor) King; several cousins; abd many special friends at Children's Hospital. She is preceded in death by her grandfather, Edward Bajek. 

Memorial contributions may be made to S.T.A.R.S. (Shunt Research), c/o Children's Hospital, 3901 Beaubien Blvd., Detroit, MI 48201.

MARIAN M. LASKY

Services for Marian Margaret Lasky, 80, of Farmington, were held June 29 at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in Farmington with the Msgr. Walter Hurley officiating. Burial took place at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Southfield.

Mrs. Lasky was born Oct. 24, 1921 in Detroit and died June 28, 2002 at Hospice of Lansing.

She is survived by her husband, Phil; sons, Phil and Charles (Terry); daughter, Jerry (Joseph) Reid; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Lansing.

Arrangements made by Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home in Farmington.

LUCILLE DUSTIN

Services for Lucille Dustin, 94, of Suttons Bay, Mich., were held July 3 at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Union City, Mich. with burial at Riverside Cemetery in Union City.

Mrs. Dustin was born March 20, 1906 in Ida Grove, Iowa and died June 27, 2002 at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. She was a kindergarten, music and art teacher for 39 years in Farmington, Manchester and Fenton. She was a leader in the Grandmother's Club of Port Charlotte and a member of the Lutheran Church of the Cross.

She is survived by her son, Dan; daughter, Carol Husby; and grandchildren, Chad Husby, Brock Husby, Andy Dustin and Adam Dustin. She is preceded in death by her husband, Derby.

Arrangements made by Putnam Funeral Home in Union City, Mich.


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