Miscellaneous Oakland County, Michigan Obituaries



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Betty F. Elliott
Betty Elliott, 57, of Winnetka, Illinois, formerly of Troy, died. 
She is survived by husband, Edward Whitney Jr.; sons, Edward Whitney III, and Timothy; mother, Betty F. Wilson; siblings, Lauraine (Warren) Hoenseid and Arnold (Donna) Wilson; niece, Jane (Andrew) Beam, nephews, Robert and Mark Wilson.
Funeral mass was held at Sacred Heart Church, Winnetka, ILL. Interment was private. Memorial tributes may be made to Kellogg Cancer Center, Attn: Bobbi Marks, 2650 Ridge Avenue, Evanston, Ill. 60201. Funeral arrangements were handled by Donnellan Family Funeral Services, Skokie, Ill. 

Marian Ruth Welch
Marian Welch, 78, of Troy, died Nov. 23, 2002, at William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak. She was born Sept. 19, 1924, in Big Beaver, Mich. (now called Troy)
Mrs. Welch graduated from Big Beaver High School. She was a member of Big Beaver United Methodist Church, where she was quite active. As a child, she sang there in the choir. She also made many of the banners for the church. She was a homemaker who enjoyed needlepoint, reading, bowling, playing cards and gardening.
She is survived by husband, Charles F.; children, Carolyn (Dennis) Zawaski of Detroit, Meredith (Richard) Kalmanek of Culleoka, Tenn., and Gayle (Michael) Haas of Farmington Hills; twelve grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; siblings, Robert (Eleanor) Werner of Sterling Heights. Katherine (Ralph) Isenbarger of Royal Oak and sister-in-law, Marge Werner of Phoenix, Ariz. 
Funeral arrangements were handled by Price Funeral Home in Troy. Interment at White Chapel Cemetery in Troy. Memorial tributes may be made to Big Beaver United Methodist Church, New Organ Fund, 3753 John R. Road, Troy, MI 48083. 

Melvin Everett Manuel
Melvin Everett Manuel, 89, of Rochester Hills, died Nov. 20, 2002 in William Beaumont Hospital, Troy. He was born Aug. 8, 1913, in Sand Point, Idaho.
Mr. Manuel was a retired machinist from Ford Motor Company.
He was a member of UAW. 220 in Sterling Heights. He was also a former member of the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Rochester Hills.
Mr. Manuel is survived by his son, Gordon Manuel of Lansing; daughters, Doris Samon of Las Vegas, Nev. and Joyce Roe of San Francisco, Calif.; stepsons, Ronald Gammon of Royal Oak and Thomas Gammon of Troy; stepdaughters, Joann Manier of Rochester Hills and Charlene Waatti of Pelkie; brother, Clifford Manuel of Laguna Hills, Calif.; sister, Thelma Mahar of Oxford; 26 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 23, at Price Funeral Home, Troy.
Interment was at Christian Memorial Cemetery, Rochester Hills.
Memorials can be made to Riverwood Community Church, 1200 Clinton River Road, Sterling Heights, MI 48313.

Jerome S. Matlenga
Jerome S. Matlenga, 63, of Troy, formerly of Warren died Nov. 21, 2002, at William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak. He was born Sept. 30, 1919, in Detroit.
Mr. Matlenga was a financial planner for American Express for 30 years and served in the U.S. Army Reserves.
He was founder and member of the Jerry Matt Band.
Mr. Matlenga is survived by his wife, Lynn Marie; daughter, Michelle Ann Lindow of Lake Orion; son, Paul Jerome Matlenga of Tucson, Ariz.; sisters, Carol Eckert of Livonia and Patricia Darga of Troy; and three grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday, Nov. 25, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, Troy.
Burial was at White Chapel Cemetery, Troy.
Memorial tributes can be made to Gilda's Club or Michigan SIDS Alliance.
Arrangements were handled by A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, Troy.

Robert Joseph Lenihan
Robert Lenihan, 81, of Troy, died Nov. 22, 2002, at South Bay Hospital, Sun City Center, Fla. He was born Dec. 7, 1920, in Detroit.
Mr. Lenihan graduated from St. Cecilia Catholic Church, Detroit, where he starred in basketball and football. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having earned the Victory Medal, Asian Pacific Theatre Ribbon with one bronze battle Star, the Philippine Liberation Ribbon and five overseas bars. He retired in 1981 after 36 years as an assistant manager of Creative Services for Chevrolet. He enjoyed spending time with his family and playing bridge.
He is survived by his children, Robert J. II (Ann), Mary (Thomas) Albus, John J. (Lorraine), Judy (James) Shirey, Elizabeth Lenihan (Mark) Martin and Ronald R. (Maureen); 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and a sister, Marion Henrion.
Funeral arrangements were handled by A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, Royal Oak. Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield. Memorial tributes may be made to Cabrini Clinic, c/o Holy Trinity Parish, 1050 Porter Street, Detroit, MI 48226. 

Eileen Therese Rudowski
Eileen Therese Rudowski, 72, of Troy, formerly of Detroit, died Nov. 28, 2002, at William Beaumont Hospital in Troy. She was born Nov. 18, 1936, in Detroit.
Mrs. Rudowski married James H. Rudowski on Jan. 29, 1955, in Detroit. She was a 35-year resident of Troy, and a homemaker who loved gardening, painting and drawing.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James. She is survived by her daughters Mary K. Rudowski of Sterling Heights, Cynthia T. Parks (John) of Okemos, Rene G. Rudowski of Sterling Heights, Patrice M. Rudowski of Troy; brother Thomas Meyer (Pauline) of Clinton Township; sister Patricia Trombley (John) of Scottsdale, Ariz, and two grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements were handled by Price Funeral Home in Troy. Memorial tributes may be made to Hospice of Michigan, 400 Mack Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201.

Idella Myrna Megran
Idella Myrna (Addison) Megran, 77, of Troy, formerly of Royal Oak, died Nov. 28, 2002, at Woodward Hills Nursing Center in Bloomfield Hills. She was born Sept. 14, 1925, in Detroit.
Mrs. Megran loved reading and had a passion for garage sales.
She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Harold W.; children Myrna J. Demott (Ted) of Beachwood, N.J., Carolyn E. Davis of Toms River, N.J., Deborah L. List of Troy and Wallace D. Waid (Rita) of New Jersey; sisters Joyce E. Groh (Eddie) of Vero Beach, Fla., Nina F. Hiller (Raymond) of Dover, N.J.; brother Floyd E. Addison (Joyce) of Dearborn; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements were handled by Price Funeral Home in Troy. Interment at White Chapel Memorial Cemetery. 

Emilie Goodman
Emilie Goodman, 80, of Troy, died Dec. 6. 2002, at William Beaumont Hospital, Troy. She was born June 28, 1922, in Detroit.
Mrs. Goodman was a retired registered nurse from Providence Hospital in Highland Park. She was a member of St. Anastasia Catholic Church in Troy. She liked to play cards, knit and sew.
She is survived by her husband, Andrew F.; children, Shirley (Stephen) Drake of Lady Lake, Fla., Claudia (Kurt) Geiger of Oxford and Randall (Regina) of Fraser; five grandchildren; one great-grandson; sister, Helen Tafelski of Howell and brother Carl (Helen) Frudzinski of Farmington.
Funeral arrangements were handled by Price Funeral Home in Troy. Memorial tributes may be made to Capuchin Mission, 1740 Mt. Elliott Avenue, Detroit, MI 48207-3496.

Jewell Thomas Johnson
Jewell Johnson, 91, of Troy, died Dec. 6, 2002, at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak. He was born Feb. 18, 1911, in New Madrid, Mo. 
Mr. Johnson was a retired assembly foreman from Chrysler Corporation in Detroit. He was a Civil Defense Warden during World War II. He was an active member of Woodside Bible Church in Troy. He was an involved family man, who loved to bowling, reading, hunting, woodworking and gardening.
Mr. Johnson is survived by his children, J. Duwayne (Lila) of Ortonville and Woody L. (Stephanie) of Delray Beach, Fla.; two grandsons; four step-grandchildren; siblings, Lorene Rogers of Troy, Evelyn Williams of Frankfort, Geneva Grady of Royal Oak, Colleen (Robert) Stout of Royal Oak and Nadine Urquhart of Troy.
Funeral arrangements were handled by Price Funeral Home in Troy. Interment at White Chapel Memorial Cemetery in Troy. Memorial tributes may be made to Woodside Bible Church, Rochester Road, Troy, MI 48083.

Sophie Pappas
Sophie Pappas, 89, of Troy, died Dec. 6, 2002, at St. John Oakland Hospital in Madison Heights. She was born Oct. 9, 1913, in Chicago.
Mrs. Pappas was a homemaker.
She is survived by her son, James (Connie) of Troy; grandchildren, Cristina (Peter) Stackpoole and Matthew Pappas; great-grandchild, Henry Stackpoole.
Funeral arrangements were handled by Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home in Utica. Interment at Manasota Memorial Park, Bradenton, Fla. Memorial tributes may be made to St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 760 Wattles Road, Troy, MI. 48098.

JOSEPH A. BERGE
Joseph Berge, 78, of Southfield, died on March 30, 2002, at home. He was born on May 29, 1923 in Detroit.
He was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church in Southfield.
Mr. Berge is survived by his sons, Joseph A., III and Robert A.
Funeral arrangements were handled by Haley Funeral Directors in Southfield. Interment was at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Southfield. Memorial tributes may be sent to St. Michael's Poverty Program or Bernadine Sisters in Farmington Hills. 

RICHARD L. GORDON
Richard Gordon, 74, of Milford, formerly of Southfield, died on April 2, 2002. He was born on May 26, 1927 in Alliance, Ohio.
Mr. Gordon served in the U.S. Navy from 1948-1953. He was a retired electrician, (Local 58); and a member and Past Master of the Masonic Lodge #573 in Southfield.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; his children, Sandy (Jim) Raymo of New Hudson and Matthew of Dearborn; and his grandchildren, Sarah and Emily. 
Funeral arrangements were handled by Phillips Funeral Home in South Lyon. Memorial tributes may be sent to Alzheimer's Association, 17220 West Twelve Mile Road, Suite 100, Southfield, Mich. 48076 or Alzheimer's Association, 919 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 1100, Chicago, ILL. 60611-1676.

JOSEPH A. "JESS" LOKAR
Joseph A. "Jess" Lokar, 95, of Beverly Hills, died April 15, 2002, at Providence Hospital in Southfield. He was born Jan. 3, 1907 in Calumet, Mich.
He retired from the Prudential Insurance Co. in insurance sales; he formerly worked for Stroh's Brewery.
Mr. Lokar was active in several civic organizations and a founding member of St. Ives Catholic Church in Southfield. He enjoyed gardening, handiwork and golf.
He is survived by children, Dr. Robert R. (Madeline), Paul J. (Mary) and Beverly Cole; 15 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and brothers, Fred (Mae) Cole and John Cole.
Visitation will be at St. Ives Church, 23950 Lahser Road, Southfield, at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 18, until funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Southfield. Funeral arrangements were handled by A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home in Royal Oak. Memorial tributes may be sent to Angel's Place, 25140 Lahser Road, Suite #232, Southfield, Mich. 48034.

TERENCE HOFFMAN
Terence Hoffman, 45, of Southfield, died May 1, 2002.
He is survived by his wife, Laurie; children, Star, Tara (Daimeon) Hogan, Lindsey and Katie; parents, Joe and Carol; grandparent, Gladys Campbell; brother, Daniel; mother-in-law, Sandra Noss; sister-in-law, Sherry, brothers-in-law, Douglas, David and Dale; and many relatives and friends.
Funeral arrangements were handled by Harry J. Will Funeral Home in Redford.

MARY B. RHODES
Mary Rhodes, 84, of Southfield, formerly of Birmingham, died May 2, 2002, at home. She was born Feb. 26, 1918 in Youngstown, Ohio.
Mrs. Rhodes attended Chatham Hall Prepatory School in Virginia, Wheelock College in Massachusetts and Wayne State University. She earned her pilot's license in a Piper Cub and was one of the few women in the civilian air patrol during World War II. She was a former assistant to the headmaster of Brookside School and retired from Kingswood Cranbrook School as the director of admissions. 
Mrs. Rhodes was a sustaining member of the Birmingham Junior League, an active member and past president of the Detroit Women Artists. 
She is survived by children, Harriet Rhodes Cannon of Seattle, Wash., Frank K.,III, of Bloomfield Township and Samuel B. of Franklin, Ind.; grandchildren, Ned, Sarah, Jesse, Eliot, Katherine and Frank, IV.
Memorial service will be at noon Friday, May 10, at Kirk in the Hills, 1340 W. Long Lake Road, Bloomfield Hills. Arrangements were handled by A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home in Royal Oak. Memorial tributes may be sent to the American Cancer Society. 

ROSE SCODELLARO
Rose Scodellaro, 76, of Southfield, died May 6, 2002 at Wm. Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak. She was born March 14, 1926, in Detroit. 
She is survived by her husband, Del D.; children, John of Birmingham, Nadine Slowinski of Royal Oak, Nancy Elliott of Redford and Linda Alvey of Brighton; seven grandchildren; parents, Sante John and Maria Bertoncin; and siblings, Dave and Mary Bertoncin.
Visitation is 1-9 p.m. Thursday, May 9, at Haley Funeral Home, 24525 Northwestern Highway in Southfield. Services are at St. Michael Church at 9:30 a.m. Friday, May 10. Interment will be at Holy Sepulchre in Southfield. Memorial tributes may be made to Alzheimer's Association.

ESTELLE AFFELDT ROY
Estelle Affeldt Roy, 83, of Southfield died. Her friends knew her as "Tessie" or "Tess." She was born in 1919, a daughter of the late Fredrick Henry and Susan Elizabeth Affeldt.
Her interests were varied including dance, musicals, her country, baseball, gardening and especially politics. She worked at the city elections.
Mrs. Roy is survived by husband of 63 years, Patrick, her children, and grandchildren.
There will be a graveside service at Oakview Cemetery, 1032 North Main Street, Royal Oak at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 11.
Memorial tributes may be sent to a Pro-Life Church or Pro-Life Political Leader of your choice.

DANIELLE YVETTE MURPHY
Danielle Murphy, 29, of Ferndale, died May 19, 2002 in Port Huron Hospital in Port Huron. She was born May 21, 1972 in Detroit.
Ms. Murphy graduated from Oak Park High School. She was a member of the Word of Faith International Christian Center in Southfield.
She is survived by daughter, Marisha E.N. of Troy; parents, Mr. & Mrs Learcus (Viola) Murphy of Ferndale; and sister, Nikole Y. Murphy.
Funeral arrangements were handled by Price Funeral Home in Troy. Interment at White Chapel Memorial Cemetery in Troy. Memorial tributes may be sent to Sickel Cell Disease Association, Michigan Chapter, 18516 James Couzens, Detroit, Mich. 48235.

LAWRENCE W. PROVOST
Lawrence Provost, 56, of Southfield, formerly of Royal Oak, died May 15, 2002 in Southfield. He was born January 8, 1946 in Manhattan, N.Y.
Mr. Provost served in Vietnam and received the Purple Heart. He worked for Re-Max as a real estate agent. He was a musician and a photographer.
Mr. Provost is survived by parents, George and Elaine; brother, Robert F.; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were handled by Haley Funeral Directors in Southfield. Interment will be in New York.

EARL WILBUR NICHOLSON
Earl Nicholson, 85, of Southfield, died May 28, 2002 at Providence Hospital in Southfield. He was born June 20, 1916, in Connellsville, Pa.
Mr. Nicholson graduated from McKenzie High School in Detroit and Wayne State University. He was employed as a barber; and a musician for the Salvation Army Band. He was a World War II veteran who played for the soldiers going to war and returning. He also played for the band when FDR's body was put on the train in Warm Springs, Ga. Mr. Nicholson was a golfer, dancer, chef and traveler.
He is survived by wife, Pauline; children, Cadine (Stephen) Bean, and Christine (Paul) Treichler; grandchildren, Lisa and Melanie Wiegand and Joshua Nicholson and Karen Nicholson-Muth.
Funeral arrangements were handled by Haley Funeral Directors in Southfield. Interment at White Chapel Cemetery in Troy. Memorial tributes may be sent to Greenfield Presbyterian Church, 2312 Greenfield Road, Berkley, Mich. 48072. 

JOHN TOMBERG
John Tomberg, 89, of Southfield,(summered in Atlantic Mine Mich.) died June 2, 2002, at Southfield. He was born August 11, 1912 in Atlantic Mine, Mich.
Mr. Tomberg was retired from Chrysler. He was a member of the Finnish Center Association. He enjoyed biking, golfing and fishing.
He is survived by wife, Ida; daughters, Joan Riedl of Livonia and Sandra (Gary) Preston of Berkley; grandchildren, Tara (Chris) Chwalek, Nicole Riedl and Tim Riedl; great-grandchild, Shane Chwalek.
Funeral arrangements were handled by Thayer-Rock Funeral Home of Farmington. Interment in Upper Michigan (Atlantic Mine) Memorial tributes may be sent to charity of your choice.

GERALD V. KUHN
Gerald Kuhn, 63, of Detroit, died June 7, 2002.
He was a business owner in Southfield, and a Deacon in his church.
Mr. Kuhn is survived by wife, Donna; children, Deborah, Kimberly (Scott) Bateman and Gerald Vale (Sheryl); seven grandchildren; and siblings, Richard, Gary, Jeanne Sancho, Vivian Henegar, Bonnie Rungren and Carole McVey.
Funeral arrangements were handled by JK Solosy Funeral Home, Inc. in Lincoln Park. Interment at Michigan Memorial Park.

DOROTHY MARY SUCHER
Dorothy Sucher, 83, of Lake City, Fla. and Wixom, formerly of Southfield and Livonia, died June 10, 2002, at Hospice Home in Farmington Hills. She was born December 19, 1918 in Detroit.
She was co-owner/bookkeeper of Sucher Tool Manufacturing of Farmington Hills. She was a member of Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Farmington; Daughters of Isabella and Lake City Women's Club. Mrs. Sucher enjoyed doing stained glass.
She is survived by husband, Frank Z.; children, Donald (Audrey) of Brighton, Sylvia Dwire of Novi, Nancy Tranchilda of Novi, and Elaine Sucher of Novi; eight grandchildren; siblings, Leonard (Glenda) Kobeski of Fla. and Marcella (William) Ziemba of Dearborn.
Funeral arrangements were handled by Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, Inc. in Farmington. Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Southfield.

ENVER RAGAP SOLOMON
Enver Solomon, 76, of Southfield, died June 14, 2002, at home. He was born May 11, 2002 in Detroit.
Mr. Solomon served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the Philippine Islands. He was a member of Teamsters Union and the American Association of Retired Persons.
He is survived by wife, Anna; children, Dolph (Kuniko) Diemont of Seattle, Wash., Timothy (Robin) Diemont of Yorktown, Va., Anthony (Lucia) Diemont of Bainbridge Island, Wash. and Marianne (Mike) Fulkerson of Redford; grandchildren, Miki, Derrick, Anthony, Anastasia, Gia and Ellie.
Memorial services will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. June 21, at the Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, 23720 Farmington Road, Farmington. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. Memorial tributes may be sent to the American Cancer Society or Angela Hospice.

JOAN E. COFFEY
Joan Coffey, 81, of Southfield, died June 15, 2002. She was born November 3, 1920 in Detroit.
She was a Southfield resident for fifty-five years and in the 1950's was one of the founders of Citizens for Better Schools in Southfield. She was also active in the PTA.
Mrs. Coffey is survived by husband, Robert L.; children, Chris of Howell, Candace of Southfield, Craig of Las Vegas, Keith of Drayton Plains, and Colleen of Southfield; ten grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren; sister, Jean Stuckey of Howe, Ind.
Private funeral arrangements were handled by Haley Funeral Directors in Southfield. Interment at Rose Hill Cemetery in East China Twp. Memorial tributes may be made to Cancer Research.


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