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Thomas George Hanes
Thomas George Hanes, 76, of Troy, died Aug. 2, 2002, at William Beaumont Hospital, Troy. He was born Aug. 4, 1925, in Hazel Park.
Mr. Hanes was a member of Rochester Hills Baptist Church.
He is survived by a daughter, Lillian Tibbitt; sons, George Hanes and Earl Hanes; brother, Robert Hanes; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Aug. 5 at Price Funeral Home in Troy.
Interment was at Christian Memorial Cemetery, Rochester Hills.

Berdene McClure
Berdene McClure, 85, of Troy, died Aug. 4, 2002, at William Beaumont Hospital, Troy. She was born July 27, 1917, in Ottawa, Ohio.
Mrs. McClure was a member of the Troy Senior Citizens Group. She used to play softball and basketball. Mrs. McClure loved to play cards, bingo, reading, camping, traveling and gardening.
She is survived by son, Boyd D. McClure of Troy; sister, Catherine; and two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at noon, Friday, Aug. 9, at Price Funeral Home, 3725 S. Rochester Road, Troy.
Interment will be at Oakview Cemetery, Royal Oak. 

Joseph W. Trachy
Joseph W. Trachy, 92, of Troy, formerly of Interlochen and Lakeland, Fla., died Aug. 2, 2002.
He was in tool and die for the Packard and Ford Motor company until his retirement.
Mr. Trachy is survived by a daughter, Harriett MacDonald of Rochester Hills; sons, J.W. Trachy Jr. and Douglas G. Trachy; and six grandchildren.
Funeral mass was held Aug. 6 at St. Andrew Catholic Church, Rochester.
Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer's Association or Henry Ford Hospice.
Funeral arrangements were handled by Potere-Modetz Funeral Home, Rochester. 

Alexander Hogg Jr.
Alexander Hogg Jr., 79, of Troy, formerly of Southfield, died Aug. 8, 2002, at William Beaumont Hospital, Troy. He was born June 4, 1923, in Cambus Lang, Scotland.
Mr. Hogg spent his professional career in advertising, where he became vice president of the Young & Rubicam Advertising Agency and received Man of the Year honors.
He was a decorated World War II veteran in the U.S. Army who received the Bronze and Silver Stars for bravery on the field of battle, as well as the Purple Heart and other commendations. He achieved the rank of sergeant.
Mr. Hogg is survived by his wife, Marie F. Hogg; sons, Alex Hoag III of Hoover, Ala., Randall Hoag of Troy, and Scott A. Hoag of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; daughters, Cindy Lewis of Berkley and Robin S. Hoag of Grand Rapids; brother, Harry Hoag of Las Vegas, Nev.; sister, Susan Bell of Las Vegas, Nev.; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Aug 10 at Price Funeral Home, Troy.
Memorial tributes may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Troy. 

Henry Leopold Kolano
Henry Leopold Kolano, 78, of Troy, died Aug. 10, 2002, at home. He was born Sept. 28, 1923, in Detroit.
Mr. Kolano retired as a market analyst from Chrysler after 30 years of employment.
He graduated in 1950 from Wayne State University and served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Mr. Kolano loved the outdoors, golfing and skiing.
He is survived by his son, Derek Blake Kolano of Lake Orion; sisters, Isabell Kress of St. Clair Shores and Elizabeth Petrait of Seattle, Wash.; and two grandchildren.
A gathering for friends and family will be held Saturday at 2:30 p.m., and a memorial service will be held at 3:30 p.m. at Price Funeral Home, 3725 S. Rochester Road, Troy.
Memorials to the American Cancer Society, NCICFUL, P.O. Box 102454, Atlanta, Ga. 30368-2454.

Harold Paul Sibley
Harold Paul Sibley, 88, of Troy died Aug. 12, 2002, at Nightingale Health Care Center, Warren. He was born Sept. 12, 1913, in Ann Arbor.
Mr. Sibley was a retired farmer who loved to farm.
He is survived by his daughters, Paula J. Smith of Troy, Meri Jo Klos of Bridgeview, Ill. and Jackie Hahn of Gloucester, N.J.; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 18, at Price Funeral Home, 3725 S. Rochester Road, Troy.
Inurnment will be at Christian Memorial Cemetery, Rochester Hills.
Memorials are suggested to the Michigan Parkinson Foundation, 3990 John R., Detroit, MI 48201-9983.

Edward Kubinski
Edward Joseph Kubinski, 83, of Center Line, died Aug. 14, 2002.
Mr. Kubinski was an industrial supplies salesman for Garner-Shelton until his retirement in 1980. He was a member of the Moslem Shrine and Celtic Cross Presbyterian Church, Warren. An Army veteran, he also served in the Asian-Pacific Theatre with the 32nd Red Arrow Division during World War II.
He is survived by his sons, Dr. Eddie Kubinski of Troy, Dr. Walter Kubinski of Rochester and Dr. Michael Kubinski; six grandchildren; and a sister.
Visitation will be held 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today, Sunday, Aug. 18 at Pixley Funeral Home, 322 W. University, Rochester. 
Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 19 at the funeral home.

Mary Cathryn "Cathy" Pond
Mary Cathryn "Cathy" Pond, 53, of West Bloomfield, died Aug. 24, 2002.
Mrs. Pond taught vocal music in the Troy elementary schools for 28 years.
She is survived by her husband, Gregory; daughter, Kelly Jean; mother, Harriet Geden; and siblings, G. William Geden and Sally Geden Courville.
A memorial service is today (Aug. 29) at 4:30 p.m. at Kirk in the Hills, 1340 W. Long Lake, Bloomfield Hills.
Funeral arrangements are handled by Pixley Funeral Home Godhardt-Tomlinson Chapel in Keego Harbor. 
Memorial tributes may be sent to Troy School District Fine Arts Scholarship Fund, c/o Hedy Blatt, 4420 Livernois, Troy, MI. 48098 or Karmanos/Wertz Day Treatment Campaign, Attn. Lisa Scott, 18831 W. 12 Mile Road, Lathrup Village, MI. 48076-2558. 

Donald Grant Caldwell
Donald Caldwell, 75, of Clinton Township, formerly of Troy, died Aug. 28, 2002, at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak. He was born March 14, 1927, in St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada.
He retired in 1992 as a florist with the Silk Warehouse in Rochester and was previously with Parmenter Florist in Birmingham for more than 20 years. He was a member of the church and choir of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Troy. He was a volunteer at William Beaumont Hospital in Troy and loved to do floral designing.
Mr. Caldwell is survived by his wife, Judith D.; children, Kim (Alan) Glaza of Warren, Kevin (Sandra) of Lake Wood, Calif., Kelly (Michael) Laird of Royal Oak, Krystal (Donald) Gibson of Lewiston, Mich.; stepchildren, John (Jill) Gaylord of Canton and Laura Gaylord of Rochester; eight grandchildren; siblings, Marilyn Caldwell of Windsor, Ontario, Joyce (Robert) Pella of Windsor, Ontario and Frank of Windsor, Ontario. Mr. Caldwell was pre-deceased by his first wife, Hazel.
Funeral arrangements were handled by Price Funeral Home in Troy. Memorial tributes are suggested to the Karmanos Cancer Institute, Frankel Center, 18831 West Twelve Mile Road, Lathrup Village, MI, 48076-9806 or Hospice of Michigan, 400 Mack, Detroit, MI, 48201. 

Gary Bruce Nielsen
Gary Bruce Nielsen, 53, of Troy, formerly of Rochester Hills, died Aug. 29, 2002.
He is survived by a daughter, Erin; parents, Peter and Ella Nielsen of Rochester Hills; and a sister, Lynn Gordon.
A memorial service was held Aug. 31 at Potere-Modetz Funeral Home, Rochester.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Lawrence H.J. Valade 
Lawrence Valade, 85, of Royal Oak, died Sept. 3, 2002, in Macomb. He was born April 6, 1917, in Boston.
Mr. Valade graduated from Boston College and received his master's and doctorate degrees from Wayne State University. He retired as a captain in the U.S. Army during World War II and served in the reserves for 26 years, retiring as a lt. colonel. 
He was a superintendent of the Lamphere School System for 15 years, a consultant to the Michigan State Senate under Sen. Bill Hoffman and a board member of S.O.C. Credit Union.
Dr. Valade is survived by his wife, Helen; children, Maureen A. (Richard) McCarter of Atlanta, Georgia, Richard A. (Patricia) of Austin, Texas, Dennis J. (Mary) of Macomb and Marjorie E. (Phillip) Robinson of Troy; grandchildren, Michelle, Lynda, Jason, Jennifer, Timothy, Michael, Allison, Julie and Daniel; and great-grandchildren, Whitney and Kendall.
Funeral arrangements were handled by Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home in Utica. Interment at White Chapel Cemetery in Troy. Memorial tributes may be sent to Beaumont Hospice. 

Audrey Schorn
Audrey Schorn, 94, of Troy, died Sept. 1, 2002, at home. She was born Feb. 12, 1908, in Oscoda, Mich.
She was a registered nurse and a member of St. Thomas More Church, Troy.
Mrs. Schorn is survived by her husband, Carl F.; daughters, Lynn Schorn of Madison Heights and Priscilla Conklin of Oak Park; son, Carl B. Schorn of Rapid City, S.D.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Sept. 5 at A. J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, Troy, followed by Mass at St. Thomas More Church.
Burial was at White Chapel Memorial Cemetery, Troy.
Memorial tributes are suggested to The Capuchin Fathers.
Arrangements were handled by A. J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home.

Marie Ballou
Marie Ballou, 84, of Sullivan, Ind., died Sept. 6, 2002, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Ind. She was born Dec. 31, 1917, in Clinton, Ind.
Mrs. Ballou was a homemaker who loved cooking and her family.
She is survived by her children, Dennis R. (Helen) of Troy and Bill C. (Margaret) of Belleville; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements were handled by Price Funeral Home in Troy. Interment at Acacia Park Cemetery in Southfield Township. Memorial tributes may be sent to Muscular Dystrophy Association, 40600 Van Dyke Avenue, Suite 7, Sterling Heights, MI, 48313-9976. 

Suzanne Jeanne (Roddis-Wauquier) Londeck
Suzanne Jeanne (Roddis-Wauquier) Londeck, 63, of Troy, died Sept. 6, 2002, at Harper University Hospital, Detroit. She was born May 13, 1939, in Detroit.
Mrs. Londeck was past president of the Women's Civic League of St. Clair Shores and did volunteer work for the William Beaumont Hospital-Troy, Humane Society, Leader Dogs for the Blind and Troy Schools.
She loved U of M Football, the Detroit Red Wings, reading stories, traveling, and her family.
Mrs. Londeck is survived by her husband, Paul B. Londeck; sons, Paul Brian of Royal Oak, Dennis Alan of Troy and Robert Evan of Pleasant Ridge; and three grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Sept. 11 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, Troy.
Interment was at White Chapel Memorial Cemetery, Troy.
Memorials to Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute.
Arrangements were handled by Price Funeral Home, Troy.

Leda Szydar
Leda Szydar, 77, of Troy, formerly of Hamtramck, died Sept. 11, 2002, at home. She was born May 25, 1925, in Ukraine.
Mrs. Szydar was a member of St. Mary's Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Southfield. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, gardening and growing vegetables, cooking and sewing. She had an artistic touch.
She is survived by her children, Victor (Siti-Murbowati) of Waterford, Michael (Karen Tarpenning) of Troy, Andrew (Karyn) of Oakland and Peter M. (Dana L.) of Lake Orion; 10 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and siblings, Helen Koski of Burton and Ludmilla (Jay) Messer of Troy.
Funeral arrangements were handled by Price Funeral Home in Troy. Interment was at White Chapel Memorial Cemetery in Troy. 

Annette Sybil (Lieberman) Vogel
Annette Vogel, 85, of Troy, formerly of Royal Oak, died September 14, 2002 at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak. 
Mrs. Vogel was born December 26, 1916 in Detroit. She was a homemaker who enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, shopping and dining out.
She is survived by two children, Ilene J. Vogel of Madison Heights and Marge A. Flarity of Madison Heights, as well as her dog, Jeremy.
Funeral arrangements were handled by Price Funeral Home in Troy. Interment is at White Chapel Memorial Cemetery in Troy. Memorial tributes may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Alada Irene Mathie 
Alada Mathie, R.N., 91, of Troy, died September 13, 2002 at home. 
She was born August 1, 1911 in Berlin Township and graduated from Hurley Hospital School of Nursing of Flint. She worked as a registered nurse at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Pontiac until her retirement in 1973. She was a member of Big Beaver United Methodist Church of Troy.
She is survived by her husband, Theodore; three children, Barbara Burns of Waterford, Thomas of Marquette and Raymond of Troy; six grandchildren; one great-grandson; sisters-in-law, Catherine Jenkins of Ishpeming and Ellen Knust of Rapid City and brother-in-law Woodrow (Maxine) Mathie.
Funeral arrangements were handled by Price Funeral Home in Troy. Interment at West Berlin Cemetery in Berlin Township in St. Clair County. Memorial tributes may be made to Big Beaver United Methidist Church, 3753 John R Road, Troy, Mich 48083.

Daniel Edward Bolon
Daniel Edward Bolon, 82, of Rochester Hills, died Sept. 15, 2002.
He retired from Chrysler Corp. in 1988 as a designer.
Mr. Bolon is survived by two sons, Michael Bolon of Oxford and Richard Bolon of Troy; a daughter, Judith Bolon; a sister, brother and four grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Sept. 15. Burial was at Mount Olivet Cemetery. Arrangements were handled by Pixley Funeral Home.

Rose Marie Yeager
Rose Marie Yeager, 79, of Ft. Meyers, Fla., formerly of Kalamazoo, died August 22, 2002. She was born in Indianapolis, Ind., on April 14, 1923.
Mrs. Yeager is survived by her husband of 60 years, Lawrence B., Jr.; a son, Lawrence III (Cecilia); and grandchildren, Grayce, Lawrence IV and Margaret, all of Troy.
Interment was at Mt. EverRest Cemetery in Kalamazoo. Memorial tributes may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 88-541, Chicago, Illinois 60680-1541.

Sarah Lola Dennis
Sarah Dennis, 72, of Troy, died Sept. 30, 2002, at William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak. She was born July 4, 1930, in Hardburly, Ky.
Mrs. Dennis was a retired seamstress for Haberman Fabrics in Royal Oak. She enjoyed spending time with her family, sewing, her rose garden and gardening.
She is survived by her husband, Dick; children, Lynda S. (Jim) Perryman of St. Helen, Mich., Richard of Madison Heights, Terry J. (Bill) Blitchok of Lake Orion, Janet D. (Dean) Eldon of Ortonville, and Kelli K. (Eric) Movalson of Howell; nine grandchildren; mother, Elsie Wood of Madison Heights; siblings, Jeanette Campbell of Cincinnati, Ohio, Laura (Ray) Scott of Royal Oak, Anita Proctor of Drayton Plains, Billie (Bob) Purol of Alabama, Betty (Jim) McLeish of Harrison, Ethel (Ed) Meier of Southfield, John (Millie) Wood, Jr. of Southfield and Charles (Ruth) Wood of Madison Heights; and her dog, Shadow.
Funeral arrangements were handled by Price Funeral Home in Troy. Interment at White Chapel Memorial Cemetery in Troy. 

Frank Maisano
Frank Maisano, 85, of Troy, died Sept. 30, 2002, at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak. He was born March 29, 1917, in Krebs, Oklahoma.
Mr. Maisano was the former owner and operator of Special Research Incorporated in Troy. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army-European Theatre of Operations, serving during World War II, in England, France, Germany and Czechoslovakia. He also was a former Troy volunteer firefighter at Station No. 3 for 23 years. 
He is survived by his wife, Sara Ann; siblings, C.J. (Juanita) of McAlester, Okla., Rose (Ralph) Parise of Akron, Ohio, Jennie (Paul) DeVinney of Springdale, Ark. and Sam of LaHabra, Calif.
Funeral arrangements were handled by Price Funeral Home in Troy. Interment at White Chapel Memorial Cemetery in Troy. Memorial tributes may be sent to Michigan Animal Rescue League, 790 Featherstone Drive, Pontiac, Mich. 48342-1722. 

Frank J. Sellinger
Frank Sellinger, 60, of Troy, died Sept. 24, 2002, at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak. He was born April 25, 1942, in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Mr. Sellinger graduated from Michigan State University with an MBA and Georgetown University with a degree in Industrial Management. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a banker for National Bank of Detroit.
He is survived by his wife, Donna; children, David, Michael and Andrew Denys; siblings, Joseph, John, James, Mary O'Rourke, Helen Stehman, Dorothy Spenner, Patricia Parker and Elizabeth Pantino; and mother-in-law, Constance Wancour.
Funeral arrangements were handled by A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home in Troy. Interment at White Chapel Cemetery in Troy. 

William Vincent Wicka
William Wicka, 60, of Troy, formerly of Westland, died Sept. 26, 2002, at home. He was born Feb. 6, 1942, in Detroit.
Mr. Wicka was owner and operator of Lion Products in Hazel Park. He enjoyed spending time with his family, hunting and fishing.
He is survived by his wife, Donna Narie; children, Danielle (James) Babiarz of Chicago and Glenn (Engrid) of Royal Oak; two grandchildren; and a brother, Kenneth (Marianne) of Shelby Twp.
Funeral arrangements were handled by Price Funeral Home in Troy. Interment at White Chapel Memorial Cemetery in Troy. Memorial tributes may be made to Boys and Girls Club of Troy or the American Heart Association.

Francis A. Shea
Francis A. Shea, 82, of Troy died Oct. 5, 2002 at home. He was born May 10, 1920, in Virginia, Minn.
He was a manager for P.K. Contracting, Inc. and a member of St. Anastasia Church, Troy.
Mr. Shea is survived by his wife, Ann Claire Shea; daughter Maureen McWilliams; sons William, James, Brian and Christopher Shea; 16 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday, Oct. 7 at St. Anastasia Catholic Church, Troy.
Memorial tributes to Beaumont Hospice would be appreciated.
Arrangements were handled by A. J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, Troy. 

Thomas Frank England
Thomas England, 60, of Troy, died Oct. 10, 2002, in Troy. He was born Aug. 5, 1942, in Detroit.
Mr. England was a retired 20-year veteran of the U.S. Army, where he served during the Korean War. He was a proprietor of Troy Stamp & Coin in Oak Park and Pitch, Hit and Run in Livonia. He was a member of the Troy Chamber of Commerce; The Troy Rotary Club; Oak Park Chamber of Commerce; and the Professional Coin Grading Service.
He is survived by his wife, Alexandra; children, Bertram E. (Dawn) of Hazel Park, Ilona O. (Christian) Hildebrandt of Eastpointe and Angela M. (David) Hughes of Macomb Township; seven grandchildren; siblings, Dorothy (Robert Sunman of Houghton Lake, Robert (Kathleen O'Gorman) of Royal Oak, Charles (Glenna) of Bloomfield Hills and Carole England of Warren.
Funeral arrangements were handled by Price Funeral Home in Troy. Memorial tributes may be made to the American Heart Association, Midwest Affiliate, Memorials & Tributes Program, Dept. 77-3968, Chicago, Ill. 60678-3968. 

Barbara B. Tompkins
Barbara B. Tompkins, 86, of Troy, formerly of Birmingham and Bloomfield Hills, died Oct. 15, 2002 of Troy. She was born Jan. 29, 1916, in Belleville, N.Y.
She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Tompkins is survived by her daughter, Polly E. Tompkins; sons, Philip and Peter Tompkins; and two grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Oct. 17 at A. J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home in Troy.

Anthony Calice
Anthony Calice was born to Italian immigrant parents and rose, through hard work, to become senior vice president of JJB Hilliard WL Lyons, Inc. He kept working until September when, at the age of 82, he was hospitalized. He died Oct. 21 after a short illness.
Mr. Calice is survived by his wife of 61 years, Nellie, and eight children: sons Rick (Anne) and Mark (Angela), both of Troy and Bill (Shannon) of Minnesota; and daughters Karyn (Don) Rezanka of Bloomfield Hills, Kathy (John) Mills of Troy, Nancy (Marion) Borowiecki of Maryland and Joelle (Patrick) Lanfer of South Carolina. He is also survived by a sister, Gertrude (Robert) Steele, 19 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. 
Funeral services were Oct. 25 at A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral home and St. Thomas More Church. Interment is at White Chapel Cemetery.
Born in New York in 1920, Mr. Calice's parents moved to Highland Park to work at Ford Motor when he was 5. After attending Highland Park High School, he served as an Army translator and in the Pacific during World War II. When he returned home, he took a job as a securities salesman. As his family grew he took on a second job as a night auditor for JL Hudson Co. He had been employed at Hilliard Lyons since 1997. 
Mr. Calice was past president of the Security Traders of Detroit and Michigan and served on the Board of Governors of the Detroit Stock Exchange. He was also active in St. Benedict Parish in Highland Park and St. Thomas More in Troy. He served on the school boards at Mercy and Salesian high schools, was president of the Dads Club at Salesian, and was a member of the Knights of Columbus. In 1994 he received the Italian American of the Year award from the Italian Study Group of Troy, where he was a member and founding benefactor.
"To all of his family, Tony was an excellent role model, an example of the importance of church, family and job. But in the end, he was the first to acknowledge that he received far more than he had given," said his son, Richard Calice. "He will be remembered by his favorite saying, 'Don't thank me. Thank the man upstairs.'"
Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society at St. Thomas More Church, 4580 Adams, Troy, MI 48098.

Kevin Patrick Scott
Kevin Scott, 45, of Troy, formerly of Huntington Woods, died Nov. 2, 2002, in Gladwin. He was born March 28, 1957, in Highland Park.
Mr. Scott was a graduate of Warren Woods High School and Alma College. He was an active member of the Alma Alumni Association. He was most recently a senior vice president and chief credit officer for Franklin Bank. He was a member of Red Run Golf Club; Knights of Columbus; and for two years was the president of Tyndale Pre-School PTA in Berkley. He enjoyed golf, hockey, and was his daughter's No. 1 soccer fan.
Mr. Scott is survived by wife, Amy; children, Erin and Andrew; mother, Christine; in-laws, Donald and Eileen Falk; and siblings, Craig, Kimberly, Christopher (Gail) and Kyle (Jay) Sim.
Funeral arrangements were handled by A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home in Royal Oak. Memorial tributes may be made to the Erin and Andrew Scott Educational Trust, c/o Joel Alam at Jaffe, Raitte, Hever & Weiss, One Woodward Avenue, Ste. #2400, Detroit, Michigan 48226

Pamela Lynn Fisher-Schmitt
Pamela Fisher-Schmitt, 48, of Madison Heights, formerly of Troy, died Nov. 3, 2002, at Hospices of Henry Ford Residences, Detroit. She was born Aug. 17, 1954 in Royal Oak.
Mrs. Schmitt graduated from Seaholm High School in Birmingham. She was a member of Troy Baptist Church in Troy. She was a homemaker who enjoyed working with youth groups, Awana Clubs, Camp Shalom and organizing various retreats and seminars.
Mrs. Schmitt is survived by her children, Michael, Jeffrey and Timothy, all of Madison Heights; parents, Bruce and June Fisher of Ridge Manor, Florida; and brothers, Steven B. Fisher of Troy and David (Carol) Fisher of Waterford.
Funeral arrangements were handled by Price Funeral Home in Troy. Interment at Oakview Cemetery in Royal Oak. Memorial tributes may be made to Gilda's Club Metro Detroit, 3517 Rochester Road, Royal Oak, Mich. 48073 or Hospice of Henry Ford Residences, 18520 West Seven Mile Road, Detroit, Mich., 48219. 

Harry Pratt
Harry Pratt, 76, of Troy, formerly of Royal Oak and Florida, died Nov. 8, 2002, at Harper Hospital in Detroit. He was born Sept. 13, 1926, in Camden, Tenn.
Mr. Pratt was in The United States Navy during World War II. He retired in 1988 as a metal model maker for Fisher Body, GM Tech Center in Warren. He was a master craftsman and carpenter. He was a member of the UAW Local 160; an avid reader; and loved woodworking, golf and hunting.
He is survived his by wife, Marjorie; children, Pamela of Troy, Gregg A. of Auburn Hills, Michelle of Boston, Mass. and Jeffrey of Ferndale.
Memorial services will be held at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 16 at White Chapel Memorial Cemetery, 621 West Long Lake Road, between Livernois and Crooks. Funeral arrangements were handled by Price Funeral Home in Troy.

Gertrude Levina Vincent
Gertrude "Benny" Levina Vincent, 96, of Livonia, formerly of Troy, died Nov. 13, 2002, at home. She was born Feb. 28, 1906, in Defiance, Ohio.
Mrs. Vincent was a former elementary school teacher in Birmingham and in Morenci, Mich. She was also co-owner and operator of the Vincent Kennels in Troy. She enjoyed working in her garden.
She is survived by great-nieces and nephews, Alan (Nita) Glossop of Hazel Park, Sarah Altman of Gainesville, Fla. and Thomas (Jane) Glossop of Farmington.
Funeral arrangements were handled by Price Funeral Home in Troy. Her remains were donated to the University of Michigan Medical School. Memorial tributes may be made to Angela Hospice, 14100 Newburg Road, Livonia, MI 48154-5010.

David Nelson Mecoli
David Mecoli, 38, of Troy, died Nov. 10, 2002, in Royal Oak Township. He was born Aug. 3, 1964, in Detroit.
Mr. Mecoli was a stockperson at Target in Pontiac. He was an artist, guitarist and athlete. He was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Troy. 
Mr. Mecoli is survived by his mother, Agnes E. of Troy; siblings, Rita G. (Rick) Powell of Macomb Township, Robert T. of Dearborn and Carla M. (Jim) Kamp of Rochester Hills.
Funeral arrangements were handled by Price Funeral Home in Troy. Memorial tributes may be made to National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, P.O. Box 79972, Baltimore, Maryland 21279-0972.

Donald Walter McCatty 
Donald Walter "Butch" McCatty, 58, of Oxford, formerly of Troy and Berkley, died Nov. 14, 2002, at home. He was born Sept. 26, 1944, in Hazel Park. 
Mr. McCatty was an Army veteran who served in Vietnam. He was employed as a carpenter at Pontiac Ceiling and Partition Company, Pontiac. He was a member of the Carpenters Local 687 and the Detroit Sportsmen's Congress for more than 18 years. He enjoyed horseshoes, golf, going to casinos, baseball, football, hockey and other sports.
Mr. McCatty is survived by his wife, Sandra Lynn; children, Kelly of Royal Oak, Paul A. (Jill) of Grand Rapids, Tammy DeRoso of Clawson and John C. (Deborah); grandchildren, Melissa, Anthony, Alyssa, Brendan and Lauren; siblings, William (Berta) of Troy, Duane (Sharon) of Clarkston, Tim (Dawn) of Rochester Hills, Gene of Troy, Vicki (Michael) Brown of Troy, Mark (Judy) of Rochester Hills, Kathy (Herb) Street of Elizabethton, Tenn., Terry (Linda) of Troy and Kimberly (Ken) Pijanowski of Utica.
Funeral arrangements were handled by Price Funeral Home in Troy.


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