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Clarence E. Murawski

Clarence E. Murawski, 69, of Port Huron, died Monday, Oct. 29,
2001, in Port Huron Hospital. 

He was born July 6, 1932, in Port Huron to the late Chester and
Annabelle Murawski. He married Lucille Gill on June 9, 1951, in
Port Huron. 

Mr. Murawski was an agent with the Internal Revenue Service
prior to his retirement. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the
Korean War. He was a member of Our Saviour Lutheran Church
and enjoyed listening to country music. 

He is survived by his wife, Lucille; three sons, Mr. and Mrs.
Clarence "Butch" (Kathy) Murawski of Muskegon, Mr. and Mrs.
Michael (Karen) Murawski of Port Huron and Mr. and Mrs.
Timothy (Elizabeth) Murawski of White Cloud; eight
grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a brother, Mr. and Mrs.
Robert (Wilma) Murawski; three half-sisters, Sue, Alice and
Glenda; and many other relatives and friends. 

Visitation will be 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and 2 to 5 p.m. on
Wednesday in the Pollock-Randall Funeral Home. 

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday in Our Saviour
Lutheran Church. The Rev. Donald R. Doerzbacher will
officiate. 

Burial will be in Caswell Cemetery. Military honors will be
conducted under the auspices of the St. Clair County Allied
Veterans Council. Pallbearers will be Timothy and Michael N.
Murawski, Robert Kelley, Axl Tidwell, William Roberts, Frank
Snay Jr. and Samuel Weaver. 
 
Mary F. Cote

Mary F. Cote of Port Huron, died Monday, Oct. 29, 2001, in
Marwood Manor. 

She was born in Port Huron and was a lifelong resident. She
married the former Judge Eugene d'Aumont Cote. He died Dec.
24, 1981. 

She worked for many years as the water and milk analyst for the
St. Clair County Health Department. She was a longtime member
of St. Joseph Church, the League of Catholic Women, St. Clair
County Retirees Association and the First Friday Club. 

Mary is survived by many nieces and nephews and their spouses
in various states. 

She was preceded in death by six brothers and three sisters. 

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday in Karrer-Simpson
Funeral Home. The Rev. Rene L. Desmarais, pastor of St.
Joseph Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Hope
Cemetery. 

Visiting hours are 9 a.m. Wednesday until the time of service. 

Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Church. 
 
Melvin E. Antilla

Melvin E. Antilla, 79, of Port Huron, died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2001. 

He was born Nov. 10, 1921, in Keweenaw Bay. 

Mr. Antilla was a design engineer and also did upholstery. He
served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II, was
wounded in action June 17, 1944, and awarded the Purple Heart.
He participated in action against the enemy at Roi-Namur,
Marshall Islands and Saipan, Marianas Islands. 

He is survived by a son, Gary (Rhonda) Antilla; three daughters,
Carol (John) Woodgate, Geri Dennis and Janet Pocock; 13
grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren; and dear friends, Lucy
and Fred Young. 

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2001, in
the Lakeside Cemetery Chapel, Port Huron. The Rev. Stephen
C. Johnson of Hillside Wesleyan Church will officiate. Military
honors will be provided under the auspices of St. Clair County
Allied Veterans Council. 

Arrangements are by Pollock-Randall Funeral Home. 
 
B. Jean Phipps

B. Jean Phipps, 79, of Port Huron Township, passed away
Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2001, in Evangelical Home. 

She was born to Ira and Flossie Day on Aug. 15, 1922, in Port
Huron and married Gerald Phipps on Aug. 27, 1945. 

Jean liked to do crafts, crocheting, and loved to play bingo. She
was especially fond of her grandchildren and
great-grandchildren. 

She is survived by her husband, J. Gerald Phipps; five children,
David (Colleen) Phipps of Wichita Falls, Texas, Roger Phipps
of Sparlingville, Nadine (Mike) Amundson of Port Huron,
James (Elaine) Phipps of Abilene, Texas, and Robert
(MaryLou) Phipps of Port Huron; her daughter-in-law, Donna
Phipps of Jeffersontown, Ky.; 13 grandchildren; several
great-grandchildren; two sisters, Shirley (Stephen) Mudge of
Kimball Township and Sharon (Ted) Vincent of North Street;
and several nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her son, Michael Phipps (Oct. 3,
2000) and two sisters, Ruth Tonkin and Bethel Willis. 

The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, 2001,
in Smith Family Funeral Home- North, 1525 Hancock St.
Burial will follow in Port Sanilac Cemetery. 

Visitation will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. 

Her pallbearers will be members of her family. 

Contributions may be made in Jean's memory to the American
Diabetes Association. 
 
Edward E. Oss

Edward E. Oss, 82, of Port Huron, died Monday, Oct. 15,
2001, in his home following a long illness. 

He was born Nov. 25, 1918, in Detroit and lived here the past
25 years. 

He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. 

He is survived by his daughter, Carol S. (Robert) Armstrong of
Port Huron; his sons, Edward (Marge) Oss and Gerald Oss, all
of Chicago; several grandchildren; and great-grandchildren. 

Memorial services will be 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Joseph
Catholic Church. The Rev. Rene L. Desmarias, pastor, will
officiate. Memorials may be made to the St. Clair County
Council on Aging or the Visiting Nurse Association. 

Arrangements are by Karrer-Simpson Funeral Home. 
 
Angeline Smarch

Angeline Smarch, 83, of Port Huron died Sunday, Oct. 28,
2001, in Mercy Hospital. 

She was born May 30, 1918, in Kenosha, Wis., to the late
Francesco and Maria (Vite) Markese. She married Philip J.
Smarch on Sept. 30, 1942, in Illinois. He died March 5, 1984. 

She is survived by two sons, Mr. and Mrs. Philip (Julie) Smarch
of North Street and Mr. and Mrs. Bill (Eddie) Cacciatore of
Novato, Calif.; four grandchildren, Tim Cacciatore, Debbie
(Jeff) Jewell, Kathy (John) Nowiski and Victoria (Scott) Rich;
six great-grandchildren; sisters and brothers, Augustine Schmidt,
Mary Ghera, Madeline Kobek and Frank Markese. 

She was preceded in death by a sister, Elizabeth Scalfri, and a
brother, John Markese. 

Visitation will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1,
2001, in Pollock-Randall Funeral Home. 

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 2, 2001, in
Pollock-Randall Funeral Home. The Reverend Daniel S. Bakay
of First Baptist Church will officiate. 

Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Port Huron. 
 
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Mr. Franklin D. Roosevelt Sr., 56, of Port Huron died Oct. 28,
2001, in his residence after a long illness. 

He was born Aug. 11, 1945, in Port Huron. He was born as
Roosevelt Kidd. 

He is survived by his wife, Romona (Caldwell) Roosevelt, Port
Huron; son, Franklin D. Roosevelt Jr., Port Huron; daughters,
Veronica and Shawntelle Roosevelt, Port Huron; daughter and
son-in-law, Delachaise and Donald Jackson, Royal Oak; five
grandchildren, Larry, Lanitra, and Candice, all of Port Huron,
Marcus and Leonard, both of Royal Oak; mother, Ruby Kidd,
Port Huron; five sisters, Mary Brown, Ruby Sheperd, and
Sylvania Rivers all of Port Huron, Maxine Daniels of Santa
Clara, Calif., and Betty McFadden of Inglewood, Calif.; three
brothers, John, Billy, and Jeffery Kidd, all of Port Huron. 

Preceded in death by his father Charles Kidd Sr., and four
brothers, Charles Jr., Hubert, Rufus, and Marvin Kidd. 

Mr. Roosevelt will be remembered for his love of his family and
friends. All who loved him will miss him. 

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Jowett Funeral
Home, 1634 Lapeer Ave. The Reverend Carl Miller of Mount
Olive Baptist Church will officiate. 

Visitation will be 12 to 2 p.m. Thursday in the Jowett Funeral
Home. 
 
Mary E. White Brown

Mary E. White Brown, 91, of Lakeport died Tuesday, Oct. 30,
2001, in her home. 

She was born Sept. 5, 1910, on North Manitou Island to the
late Adam M. and Bertha K. (Thiel) White. She married James
M. Brown on June 18, 1932, in Port Huron. He died May 21,
1998. 

Mrs. Brown was formerly employed with Prestolite Wire Co.
and retired in 1972 as a bus driver for the Port Huron Area
School District. She was a member of North Lakeport
Wesleyan Church. 

She is survived by four sons, James Monte Brown, Jr., Ronald
D. Brown, both of California, Mr. and Mrs. Robert (Carol)
Brown of Fillmore, N.Y., and Brian Brown of Lakeport; a
daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Bill (Lynda) Hall of Fort Gratiot; 25
grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; several great-
great-grandchildren; two sisters, Vera Nairn of Thompson,
Iowa, and Mr. and Mrs. Chuck (Beverly) Mills of Tennessee; a
brother, Mr. and Mrs. Jack (Opel) White of Port Huron; and
several nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Doreen M. Brown, a
brother, Jean White, and a sister, Jane McDonald. 

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in
Pollock-Randall Funeral Home. 

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in North Lakeport
Wesleyan Church. The Rev. Joseph Braisted will officiate. 

Burial will be in Burtchville Township Cemetery, Lakeport. Mrs.
Brown's sons will serve as pallbearers. 

Those planning and expression of sympathy may wish to
consider the North Lakeport Wesleyan Church. 
 
Joseph V. Burgos

Joseph V. Burgos, 68, of Port Huron went home to be with
the Lord Thursday, Nov. 29, 2001. 

He was born April 4, 1933, in Port Huron to the late Isodoro
and Stephenie (Villegas) Burgos and was a life long area
resident. He married Beverly Ruth Diem on Feb. 19, 1960,
in Port Huron. She died Oct. 11, 1992. 

Mr. Burgos was employed with Mueller Brass Company for
more than 25 years. He enjoyed golf, baseball and bowling.
He was a loving man who will be greatly missed by all. 

He is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Mr. and
Mrs. LeRoy (Nancy) Bauer and Mr. and Mrs. William
(Deborah) Milne, all of Port St. Lucie, FL and Mr. and Mrs.
Darryl (Cheryl Lyn) Waller of St. Peters, Mo.; six
grandchildren; one great-grandchild; three brothers, Jessie
Burgos, Raymond Burgos and Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin
(Diane) Burgos; three sisters, Mr. and Mrs. Rufus (Theresa)
Castillo, Josie Villasenor and Elisa Agqinaga; many nieces
and nephews and special friends, Jack and Joan Reynolds. 

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday in the
Pollock-Randall Funeral Home. 

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Dr. Richard D.
Lobb will officiate. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery,
Port Huron Twp. 
 
John A. LaForge

John A. LaForge, 79, of Port Huron died Thursday, Nov. 29,
2001, after a short illness. 

He was born in Detroit, on Dec. 19, 1921, to the late Frederick
and M. Myrtle LaForge. 

John graduated from Port Huron High School in 1940 and was
employed by the Detroit Edison Co. for 40 years, retiring in
June 1981. 

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the
European Theater. 

John was active in sports all his life and was a faithful member of
the YMCA of the Blue Water Area until his death. He was an
avid handball player and enjoyed his association with his many
friends at the YMCA. 

He is survived by his wife, Shirley; a sister, Betty Martin;
sisters-in-law, Barbara LaForge, Jean Riedel and Marie
Wilburn; brothers-in-law, Lynn Bales and Charles (Karen)
McCombs; numerous nieces and nephews; a special niece,
Lynn Gaudette and family, Chad, Court and Peter; and special
nephew, Tom (Lou) Riedel and children, Christian and Chelsea.

He was preceded in death by sisters, Genevieve Geoffroy, Ann
Jones and Alice Bales, and his brothers, Frederick, William and
Robert LaForge. 

Burial was in Lakeside Cemetery. 

A private family memorial service will be at a later date. 

Contributions may be made in John's memory to St. John River
District Hospice. 

Arrangements were by Smith Family Funeral Home-North,
1525 Hancock St.


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