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Eldred Young

Eldred "Al" Young, 86, of Port Huron left his loving family to join his
wife, Dora, and very special friend, AnnaBelle Boglitsch, on
Monday, Sept. 17, 2001, in Port Huron Hospital after a long illness.

He was born Jan. 14, 1915, in Greenwood to the late John W. and
Emma Young. 

He married Dora Dee Maxwell on June 26, 1937. She died on Feb.
14, 1985. 

He attended school at Fargo and Avoca and graduated from Yale
High School in 1935. He attended Port Huron Junior College. 

He worked at Pressed Metals for 23 years and retired from Mueller
Brass in June 1970 after 23 years. 

He was a square dance caller and was the leader of the Young Way
Ramblers band for many years. He was a member of First United
Methodist Church. 

He is survived by his son, Steve (Bonnie) M. Young Sr. of Port
Huron; grandson, Steve (Carolyn) M. Young-Vaughm; and many
grandchildren and great- grandchildren. 

Preceded in death by Omer Young and very special friend,
AnnaBelle Boglitsch. 

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday in Jowett Funeral Home,
1634 Lapeer Ave., at 17th Street. Pastor Don Sperling will officiate.

Burial will be in Springhill Cemetery. 

Visiting hours will be 6 to 8 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
Thursday in the funeral home. 

Memorial tributes may be made to The Salvation Army. 

Karen Lashbrook

Mrs. Karen Kaye Hreha Lashbrook, 54, of Shelby, N.C, formerly
of Port Huron, died Monday, Sept. 17, 2001. 

She was born Jan. 31, 1947, in Port Huron. 

She married Glenn Lashbrook Jr. on Sept. 18, 1965, in Emmett. 

Mrs. Lashbrook was employed as a certified nursing assistant II at
Cleveland Regional Medical Center in North Carolina. As a certified
nursing assistant II, she touched many lives at the hospital. 

She is survived by her husband, Glenn; a son, Mr. and Mrs. John
Glenn (Tina) Lashbrook of Aurora, Colo.; a granddaughter, Kane
Alexander Lashbrook; her mother, Kathleen Hreha of Port Huron; a
brother, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel (Janice) Hreha of Coppers Cove,
Texas; a sister, Mary Ann Hreha of Port Huron; six nieces and
nephews; a great-niece, Lindsay Kaye Hreha; and a special friend
Regina Pitman. 

She was preceded in death by her father, George Hreha. 

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 4
p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, 2001, in Pollock-Randall Funeral Home. The
Rev. David Lesniak will officiate. 

Memorials may be made to Blumenthal Cancer Center or Hospice
of Cleveland County. 

John Runk

John Runk, 90, of Port Huron died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2001, in Port
Huron Hospital. 

He was born Aug. 15, 1911, in Russia. 

He married Evelyn Mae Lorts on Aug. 27, 1938, in Port Huron.
She died Oct. 3, 1985. 

Mr. Runk retired as manager of Palms Krystal Bar after 25 years of
service. He was a bridge tender for 27 years with the city of Port
Huron. 

He served with the U.S. Navy during World War II. 

He was the beloved father of Marilyn Winters of Port Huron and the
beloved grandfather of Melody Nikol Winters of New York and
Dana Stuart Winters of Kalamazoo. He also is survived by a
sister-in-law, Marion Armour of Grand Rapids; and several nieces
and cousins. 

Visitation will be 11 a.m. until the time of the memorial service at
noon Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2001, in Pollock-Randall Funeral
Home. The Rev. Paul Smith of Victory Temple will officiate. 

Interment will be in Lakeside Cemetery, Port Huron. 

Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider the
American Heart Association. 

William D. Bryan

William D. Bryan, 79, of Marysville died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2001. 

He was born Oct. 3, 1921, in Union Furnace, Ohio, to the late
Walter and Elizabeth Faulkner Bryan. 

He married Miriam R. Mock on Feb. 8, 1947, in Pomeroy, Ohio. 

Mr. Bryan graduated from Logan High School in 1941 and held
many school and state records in football. 

He served in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II in the
188th Depot Supply Squadron. 

He retired from Buckeye Pipeline Co. in 1987 after 40 years of
service. 

He was a member of Marysville United Methodist Church,
Marysville American Legion Post 449 and the Mas-onic Lodge in
Ohio. 

He is survived by his wife, Miriam; two sons, Mr. and Mrs. Randall
J. (Marlene) Bryan of Rhinelander, Wis., and Mr. and Mrs.
Geoffrey (Laura) Bryan of Croswell; two daughters, Mr. and Mrs.
Ron (Pamela) Carrier of Comstock Park and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas
(Clara Elizabeth) Kustowski of Marysville; 17 grandchildren; two
great-grandchildren; a godson, Joshua Francis of Marysville; a
special friend and sister-in-law, Janey Mock of Logan, Ohio; several
nieces and nephews; and good friend, Bill Watson. 

Visitation will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the Marysville
Funeral Home. 

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in Marysville United
Methodist Church. The Rev. James Thompson will officiate. 

Burial will be in Riverlawn Cemetery. 

Pallbearers will be Christopher, Shawn, Nicholas, Jennifer and
Melissa Bryan, Angela Carrier and Sarah Ashley. 

Graveside Military honors will under the auspices of the St. Clair
County Allied Veterans Council. 

Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to con-sider the
World War II Battle Monuments Commission. 

Carmen G. Napolitan

Carmen G. Napolitan, 77, of Fort Gratiot, a loving husband, father and
grandfather, died Thursday Sept. 20, 2001, in his home after a short
illness. 

He was born Oct. 3, 1923, in Hazelhurst, Pa.,. to the late Joseph and
Mary Napolitan. He had lived here since 1941. 

He married Helen M. Johnson on Feb. 8, 1947, in St. Joseph Catholic
Church, Port Huron. 

Carm graduated from high school in Hazelhurst, Pa., in 1941 and
promptly moved to Michigan. He worked briefly for Ford Motor Co.
and the Detroit Edison Co. 

He joined the U.S. Marine Corps and was in four campaigns during
World War II. He was discharged in 1945 with the rank of staff
sergeant. 

After his military service, Carm worked as a insurance agent for 33
years. The last 31 years he spent with Allstate, retiring in 1987. 

He was a member of St. Mary Church, B.P.O.E. 343 Charles
Hammond Post 8 and American Legion. He was a former member of
Black River Country Club. 

He enjoyed all sports and loved to hunt and fish. 

He is survived by his wife Helen M. of Fort Gratiot; sons, Michael C.
(Kathy) Napolitan of Port Huron and Denis J. (Ruth) Napolitan of
Marysville; daughter, Therese M. (Rick) Ongie of Port Huron; three
grandsons, Scott, Greg and Kevin Napolitan; granddaughter, Danielle
Ongie; sister, Rose N. Acker of Marysville; brothers, Lewis R.
(Shirley) Napolitan of Fort Gratiot and Joseph J. (JoAnn) Nap-olitan
of Port Huron; and several nieces and nephews. 

Carm was preceded in death by his oldest son, Gerald J., on April 16,
1982. 

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Mary Catholic Church. The
Rev. Stanley A. Wyczawski will officiate. 

Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery. 

Visitation will be from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in the
Karrer-Simpson Funeral Home. 

Graveside military rites are under the direction of the St. Clair County
Allied Veterans Council. 

Memorials may be made to Blue Water Hospice. 

Joseph Marhevko

Joseph Marhevko, 82, of Port Huron died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2001,
in St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Clinton Township. 

He was born Jan. 24, 1919, in South Fork, Pa., to the late John and
Anna Sluski Marhevko. 

He married Blanche Burchi in April 1954. She died Jan. 19, 1997. 

Mr. Marhevko was a letter carrier with the U.S. Postal Service. He
moved to Port Huron in 1998 and resided at the Harrington Inn until
his recent illness. 

He is survived by a daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Dennis (Susan) Casey of
Port Huron; a son, Thomas Marhevko of Forest Park, Ill.; two
granddaughters, Jennifer Blair and Susan Marhevko; a brother, Steve
Marhevko; two sisters, Ann Wilson and Susan Drotar; and several
nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by a brother, John Marhevko, and a sister,
Mary Clark. 

Visitation will be 3 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. Friday in Pollock-Randall
Funeral Home. 

The Funeral liturgy will begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in Pollock-Randall
Funeral Home with procession to St. Joseph Catholic Church for a 10
a.m. funeral Mass. The Rev. Rene Desmarais will officiate. 

Burial will be in Beverly Hills Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Beverly
Hills, Fla. 

Memorials may be made to Hospices of Henry Ford Health System or
Star Path Senior Day Care. 

William E. Grizzell

William E. Grizzell, 79, of Kimball Township died Wednesday, Sept.
19, 2001, in Mercy Hospital after a long illness. 

He was born July 3, 1922, in Detroit, the son of the late Holbert and
Anna Grizzell. 

He married Lelah Frances Pickle on May 22, 1982, in Tennessee. 

He was a truck driver for Chrysler Transport. 

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member
of S. Ward Lodge 82 F&AM. He was a Shriner and member of the
Moslem Temple, VFW Post 3901, Algonac, and the Provost Club. 

He is survived by his wife, Fran of Kimball Township; his daughters
and sons-in-law, Lynnda and Jerry Gifford of Florida, Sonny Lee and
Amol Rebant of Eastpointe, Rosemary and John Belz of Center Line,
Betty and Jim Durham of Madison Heights and Deborah and Jim
Hawn of Algonac; stepsons, Anthony Goins of Port Huron and John
Goins of Coldwater; 18 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; his
sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Beanie Inman of Indiana; and
several nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by a stepson, Kenneth R. Goins, and a
stepdaughter, Patricia Syck. 

Funeral services will be 6 p.m. Saturday in Jowett Funeral Home,
1634 Lapeer Ave., at 17th Street. Members of S. Ward Lodge and
the St. Clair County Allied Veterans Council will officiate. 

Visiting hours are 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday. 

Memorials may be made to the wishes of the family. 

Hazel E. Bowns

Hazel E. Bowns, 90, of Port Huron Township died Sunday, Sept.
23, 2001, in Marwood Rehab and Nursing after a short illness. 

She was born Feb. 7, 1911, in Port Huron, the daughter of the late
John and Catherine Collingwood. She was a lifelong resident. 

She married Earl Bowns on Aug. 26, 1937, in Port Huron. He died
Sept. 14, 1978. 

Mrs. Bowns was a member of What Its Club, the Order of the
Eastern Star Cornell-Marysville Chapter 93, Gratiot Park and
Washington Avenue Methodist churches, Mueller Brass Quarter
Century Club and Michigamme Friday Night Euchre Club. 

She was an auxiliary volunteer at Port Huron Hospital and worked
at Sperry's. 

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Kathleen E. (Gene)
French of Smiths Creek; her daughter, Janet H. Rich (Arlan Stein)
of Port Huron; her grandchildren, William L. (Diana) Rich Jr. of Port
Huron, Rodney E. French of Port Huron, Tamara H. (Mitch) Crane
of Newbury Park, Calif., and Lori E. (James) Anderson of Sault
Ste. Marie; her great-grandchildren, Jamie L. Rich and Kelly N.
Rich of Avoca, Taylor L. McKinstry of Newbury Park, Calif., and
Devin E., Noah J. and Hope E. Anderson of Sault Ste Marie; her
brother, George Collingwood; and half brothers and half sisters,
Gerald Collingwood, Richard Collingwood, Charlotte Risdon,
Jimmy Collingwood, Jo-Anne Collingwood and Raymond
Collingwood. 

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Jim Hillger and John
Collingwood; her sister, Alta Ferrari; and her half brothers and half
sisters, Bob Collingwood, Dorothy Aaron, Bill Collingwood and
Bev Collingwood. 

Funeral services will be noon Thursday in Jowett Funeral Home,
1634 Lapeer Ave., at 17th Street. The Rev. Daniel Stewart, pastor
of Griswold Street Baptist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in
Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery. 

Visiting hours are 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. 

Memorials may be made to the Port Huron Hospital Auxiliary. 

Delphine V. McCalmon

Delphine Viola McCalmon, 95, of Port Huron, passed away Sunday,
Sept. 23, 2001, in Evangelical Home-Port Huron. 

She was born to Alonzo and Roseanna Reed on Feb. 10, 1906, in
West Lebanon, Ind. and moved to Almont in 1916. 

She graduated from Almont High School in 1923. In 1925, she
graduated from Michigan State Normal College (Eastern Michigan
University) with a life certificate in teaching. She received her
bachelor of arts degree from Wayne State University. 

Of her 43 years of teaching, 17 were spent in one-room schools in St.
Clair County. Her remaining years of teaching were spent in the Port
Huron Area School District. She retired in 1969. 

Delphine was a member of First Presbyterian Church, a charter
member of the Alpha Zeta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society,
a member of the Eastern Star, and a life member of the National
Education Association, Michigan Education Association and Michigan
Retired School Personnel. 

She was also active in the 4-H Clubs throughout the area. 

Delphine loved all sports and especially enjoyed bowling in the
Teachers League from 1950 to 1997. 

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Donald and Charlene
McCalmon; five grandchildren, Lisa (Brian) Harris, Steven (Julie)
McCalmon, Mitchell (Jennie) McCalmon, Tina (Douglas) Hendershot
and Kyle McCalmon; two stepgrandchildren, Jeffrey J. Rands and
Larry T. Rands; 14 great-grandchildren; and her extended family, Sue
and Jeanne Kelsey and Barbara Hescamp. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack, who passed away in
1954. 

The funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday in Smith Family Funeral
Home-North, 1525 Hancock St. Dr. Mark P. Thomas, pastor of First
Presbyterian Church, will officiate. 

Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery. 

Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. 

Contributions may be made in Delphine's memory to the Delta Kappa
Gamma Scholarship Fund. 

Bernard R. Stocks

Bernard R. Stocks Sr., 64, died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2001, in Port Huron
Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer. 

He was born April 25, 1937, in Port Huron. 

He married Elaine M. Zeller on Oct. 17, 1953, in St. Clair. 

Mr. Stocks retired from United Trucking after 35 years of service and
was past president of the Teamsters Retirees Club. 

He served with the U.S. Army. 

Prior to his illness, he was a volunteer with Blue Water Hospice. He
was a member of F.O.E. 3702. 

He was an avid antique car collector and enjoyed car shows. 

He was a devoted husband and father. 

He is survived by his wife Elaine M. Stocks; seven children, Bernard
Jr. of Clyde Township, James Lee of Port Huron, Brian W. of
Lexington, Lynn M. (Ray) Jackson of Lakeport, David M. of
Lakeport, Steven A. of Glenview, Ariz., and Barbara K. (Ron) Turner
of Sterling Heights; 18 grandchildren; three great- grandchildren;
brothers, William H. (Elaine) Stocks of Fort Gratiot, Ronald G. Stocks
of Port Huron and Gary W. (Rebecca) Stocks of Kimball Township;
sister, Sheila M. Nattali of Oakland, Calif.; mother-in-law, Etta Irwin
of Fort Gratiot. 

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Lana, on Nov. 8, 1959; his
parents, William and Marie Stocks; and a brother- in-law, Dennis
Nattali. 

Visitation will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in Karrer-Simpson
Funeral Home. 

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. The
Rev. Phyllis I. Hormann, pastor of St. Martin Luthen Church, will
officiate. 

Burial will be in Kinney Cemetery, Clyde Township. 

Pallbearers will be Martin, Mike and Ray Jackson, Daniel Turner,
Brian W. Stocks Jr. and Stephen A. Stocks. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to St. Martin Lutheran
Church. 

Arlene M. Gray

Arlene M. Gray, 89, of Marysville died Monday, Oct. 1, 2001, in
Marwood Nursing and Rehab. 

She was born Dec. 23, 1911, in Flint to the late John M. and Emily
Florence King Gray. 

Ms. Gray was a waitress for many local restaurants including the
Elks, Port Huron Golf Club and the Reef. She also did bookkeeping in
her home. 

She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Marysville Post
449. 

She attended Marysville United Methodist Church. 

Ms. Gray is survived by a sister, Doris Swackhamer of Marysville,
and several nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by four brothers, Jack, Donald, Eugene
and Archie Gray, and two sisters, Florence Lockman and Dorothy
Denby. 

Visitation will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and 11 a.m. until the
time of the funeral service at noon Wednesday in Marysville Funeral
Home. The Rev. James Thompson of Marysville United Methodist
Church will officiate. 

Burial will be in Riverlawn Cemetery, Marysville. 

Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to con-sider the
American Legion, Marysville Post 449.


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