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Nancy Jane Manoogian

Services for Nancy Manoogian, 50, of Livonia were Sept. 19 in R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Home. Officiating was the Rev. Jack Baker from St. Mary Catholic Church in Wayne.

Mrs. Manoogian was born Jan. 21, 1952, in Detroit, and died Sept. 15, 2002, in Ann Arbor. She was an office manager for J & J Machine Products in Redford.

Surviving are her husband, Thomas; daughters, Beth and Lisa; and sisters, Rose Fedea, Irene Werner, Susan Hamel, Karen Karibian Gilboe, Kathy Guobis and Krissy Cadorin.

Memorial tributes may be made to Arbor Hospice.

Wakako Loomis

Services for Wakako "Mona" Loomis, 69, of Farmington Hills were Sept. 21, in Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, Farmington. Officiating was the Rev. Jennifer Saad.

Mrs. Loomis was born June 20, 1933, in Japan, and died Sept. 18, 2002, at her daughter's home in Northville. She was employed as a data entry clerk in the banking business.

Surviving are her son, Robert (Marci) Loomis of Livonia; daughters, Tomoe (James) Lombard and Teresa (John) Yee; six brothers and sisters; and seven grandchildren.

Memorial tributes may be made to Henry Ford Hospice.
 

William J. Rais

A memorial Mass for former Livonia resident William Rais, 87, of Denton, Texas will be 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, in St. Colette Catholic Church. The family will be celebrating his life with a memorial following the Mass.

Mr. Rais was born April 21, 1915, in Detroit, and died Aug. 15, 2002, at his residence in Denton, Texas. 

He was a longtime resident of Livonia and was retired from Livonia's Water Department.

Surviving are his sons, Robert (Deborah) of Northville, Ronald (Monica) of Pilot Point, Texas, Ralph and Raymon of Livonia, and Roger of Westland; daughters, Elizabeth Grimshaw of Denton, Texas, and Elaine (Robert) Nevel of Flat Top, Tenn.; brother, Walter Rais of Detroit; sisters, Stephanie Flis and Helen Rais of Detroit; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Mr. Rais was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy, May 4, 1993. 

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Aug. 20 in St. Mark Catholic Church, with burial at Belew Cemetery in Aubrey, Texas.

Catherine Micallef

Services for Catherine Micallef, 87, of Livonia will be 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 27, at St. Edith Catholic Church, 15089 Newburgh Road, Livonia. Officiating will be Msgr. Gerald Flanigan. 

Visitation is 1-9 p.m. today, Thursday, Sept. 26, in R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Home, 15451 Farmington Road, Livonia, with a Vigil Service at 7:30 p.m.

Mrs. Micallef was born Sept. 8, 1915, and died Sept. 23, 2002, in Livonia. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are her children, Dolores (Emmanuel) Azzopardi, Joseph (Glenda), Alfred (Faith), Carmelo (Cindy), Tony (Pat), Sonny (Mary), Mary (John) Henderson, Paul (Brenda), Benny (Kathleen) and Grace Goretski; 22 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Micallef was preceded in death by her husband, Paul.

Burial will be at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

Paul Everett Williams

A memorial service for former Livonia resident Officer First Class Paul Williams, 47, of Jacksonville, Fla. was Aug. 21 at King's Bay Naval Base in Kings Bay, Ga. 

Graveside services with an Honor Guard were held at Campbell Memorial Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Weems, Va., Aug. 18, 2002. Officiating was the Rev. Brian Hamrick of Fairfield Baptist Church in Burgess, Va.

Mr. Williams died Aug. 13, 2002, in Florida. He was a former resident of Garden City and a graduate of Livonia Bentley High School. He was a member of St. Paul's Presbyterian Church in Livonia, and Garden City Presbyterian Church.

Mr. Williams served 20 years in the Navy Submarine Service and at the time of his death was stationed at King's Bay Naval Base in Kings Bay, Ga. 

Surviving are his wife, Denise; daughters, Marion Williams Burnett of Michigan and Mariah Leigh Williams of Georgia; step-daughter, China Lily Sneed of Florida; mother, Lona Mae Williams of Reedville, Va.; brothers, H. Franklin Williams of Washington State and Carl Williams of Virginia; sister, Julia Ramsden of Westland; two grandsons, Jonathan and Joseph of Michigan; and several aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Memorial tributes may be made to American Cancer Society.

Edward Papier

Services for Edward Papier, 83, of Livonia were today, Sept. 26, in St. Priscilla Church, with burial at Parkview Memorial Cemetery. Officiating was the Rev. Raymond Bucon.

Mr. Papier was born June 25, 1919, in Detroit, and died Sept. 21, 2002.

Surviving are his niece, Rosemarie (Carl) Troutead of Livonia; nephew, Bernard (Jeanette) Kolodziejski; great-nieces, Gerri Powell and Renee (Scott) Courtny; great nephew, Tim Troutead; and three great-great nieces and nephew. 

Memorial tributes may be made in the form of Mass cards.

Arrangements were made by Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home in Farmington.

Darlene Seesholtz

Services for Darlene Seesholtz, 67, of Livonia were Sept. 13 in John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, with burial at Cadillac Memorial Gardens, West in Westland.

Mrs. Seesholtz was born Dec. 5, 1934, and died Sept. 9, 2002, at her home in Livonia. She was employed by Kmart for 28 years, working in the Westland and Livonia stores.

Surviving are her sons, Michael (Revonda) and Ken (Natalie); daughters, Kelly (Mike) Camilleri and Holly (Bill) Pajot; father, Edward Traylor; brother, Lee (June); sisters, Sandra (Doug) Hayes and Marilyn (Neal) Hochkins; and 10 grandchildren, Kylie, Kaitlyn, Chelsea, Kendra, Brianna, Becky, Amanda, Brandon, Lindsey and Collin. Many nieces and nephews also survive.

William A. Wilcox

Services for William Wilcox, 83, of Livonia were Sept. 23 in R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Home. Officiating was the Rev. C. Allen Kannapell.

Mr. Wilcox was born Nov. 3, 1918, in Manchester, Vt., and died Sept. 18, 2002, at his home in Livonia. He lived in this area 40 years and was a former resident of Toledo, Ohio. 

Mr. Wilcox was a superintendent for Perini Construction. He also worked at Livonia City Hall and Epcot Center. He earned a degree in construction engineering from Antioch College, Ohio.

Surviving are his wife, Edith; sons, Paul, Clifford and Gordon Wilcox; and granddaughter, Lauren.

Ralph Hargis, Sr. 

A Celebration of Life service for Ralph Hargis, Sr., 65, of Livonia was Sept. 24 in Harry J. Will Funeral Home, with burial at Grand Lawn Cemetery.

Mr. Hargis died Sept. 20, 2002.

Surviving are his wife, Linda; son, Ralph Hargis, Jr.; daughter, Noreen (Daniel) Groth; brother, James; and sisters, Mable Hale and Marie Aldrige.

Memorial tributes may be made to American Cancer Society.

Charles C. Smith

Services for Charles Smith, 69, of Livonia were Sept. 25, in St. Genevieve Catholic Church, with burial at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Southfield.

Charles Smith was born Jan. 29, 1933, in Centerline, and died Sept. 21, 2002, in Farmington Hills. He was a Basilian Priest.

Surviving are his brother, Ralph Smith; sister, Janice Chapin; and religious superior, Rev. Marvin LaBute of Livonia

Arrangements were made by Neely-Turowski Funeral Home.

Roger P. Miller

Services for Roger Miller, 48, of Livonia were Sept. 24 in Faith Lutheran Church in Livonia. 

Mr. Miller died Sept. 20, 2002.

Surviving are his wife, Christine; children, Joslyn, Jaclyn and Jeanette; parents, Dr. William and Shirley Miller; and brothers, Bill (Rita), Ric (Anne) and Ray (Danielle).

Mr. Miller was preceded in death by his wife, Anne.

Memorial tributes may be made to Mercy Hospital Cancer Care Center or Michigan Humane Society.

Arrangements were made by R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Home.

Charles J. Simkins

Services for Charles "Chuck" Simkins of Livonia were Sept. 6 in St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in Dearborn Heights.

Mr. Simkins was retired from Pipefitter's Local 636.

He served in World War II in the Air Force. He served two terms as the Worshipful Master of Brightmore Lodge 540, and four terms as the Worthy Patron of the Order of Eastern Star, Kindness Chapter 523. He was Vice President of the Order of Eastern Star, Wayne County Association.

Mr. Simkins enjoyed activities with his children. He was a MicMac baseball coach, Cub Scout leader and a Choir Chaperone. He was an avid runner and won many medals in competitions. 

Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Hazel; children, Kathleen (Ray) Neill, Charles "Nick" (Sharon) Simkins, Marsha (Mark) Agababian and Rebecca (Scott) Seslar; siblings, Irene (Bob) Dunsheath, Doris (the late Dick) DeBolt and Robert (Dorothy) Simkins; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Memorial tributes may be made to Rose Cancer Center at William Beaumont Hospital or the ICU/Special Care Unit at St. Mary Mercy Hospital in Livonia.

Arrangements were made by Harry J. Will Funeral Home.

Cecily A. Farragher

Services for Cecily A. Farragher, 60, of Grand Rapids, formerly of Canton and Westland, will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 30, from St. Thomas A'Becket Catholic Church in Canton, with the Rev. Richard Kelly officiating. Burial will be at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Southfield.

Miss Farragher was born April 2, 1942 in Detroit and died Sept. 25 in Grand Rapids. 

She taught elementary children in the Livonia Public Schools. 

Survivors include brother-in-law Michael Lannan of Grand Rapids, nieces, Michelle (Grant) Grable of Chicago, Beth (Michael) Bouma of Grand Rapids, Colleen (Gordon) Shields of Grand Rapids, Maureen (Dave) Partlo of Grand Rapids and Katherine Lannan of Grand Rapids, and several grand nieces and grand nephews.

Preceding in death were her parents, Paul and Cecily Farragher, and sister Paula Lannan.

Memorials may be made to the Karmanos Cancer Institute.

Helen K. Bradley

Services for Helen Bradley, 90, of Livonia were held recently. Arrangements were made by Harry J. Will Funeral Home.

Mrs. Bradley died Sept. 19, 2002. She was a Livonia resident 49 years.

Surviving are her daughters, Leslie and Barbara Kay.

Mrs. Bradley was preceded in death by her husband, Lester.

George Allen Shepherd

Services for George Shepherd, 76, of Livonia were Sept. 27 at St. Genevieve Catholic Church, with burial at White Chapel Cemetery in Troy. Officiating was the Rev. Howard Vogan.

Mr. Shepherd was born Dec. 26, 1925, in Detroit, and died Sept. 23, 2002, in Livonia. He was an engine engineer and a U.S. Navy veteran.

Surviving are his wife, Jacqueline; son, Randell Shepherd; daughters, Catherine (Karl) King and Susan (Scott) Leininger; and four grandchildren. 

Arrangements were made by Neely-Turowski Funeral Home.

James Tome

Services for James Tome, 48, of Livonia were Sept. 28 in Thayer-Rock Funeral Home in Farmington, with burial at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Detroit. Officiating was Dr. Ellen Acton.

Mr. Tome was born Oct. 14, 1953, in Detroit, and died Sept. 24, 2002, in Pontiac. 

He was a transmission designer for Chrysler Corp. in Auburn Hills. He was a former resident of Plymouth and a graduate of Pershing High School in Detroit. He also attended Oakland University. 

Mr. Tome enjoyed playing the guitar and also made them. He loved playing and watching hockey, and was a collector and maker of wine.

Surviving are his wife of 21 years, Cindi; and brothers, Louis (Peggy) Tome of Waterford, Robert Tome of Rochester Hills and Dennis (Patricia) Tome of Macomb.

Memorial tributes may be made to Karmanos Cancer Institute, Novi Region, 41935 W. 12 Mile Road, Novi, MI 48377-9939 or American Heart Association, Dept. 77-3968, Chicago, IL 60678-3968.

Russell J. Mayotte

Services for Russell Mayotte, 78, of Livonia were Sept. 27 in St. Robert Bellarmine Church, with burial at Glen Eden Cemetery. 

Mr. Mayotte was born Dec. 18, 1923, and died Sept. 24, 2002, in Southfield. He was an accountant for a utility company.

Surviving are his wife, Barbara; son, Michael (Patrice); daughter, Joann; mother, Grace; one brother; and three grandchildren.

Mr. Mayotte was preceded in death by his sons, Ronald and David.

Memorial tributes may be made to Arbor Hospice.

Arrangements were made by L.J. Griffin Funeral Home.

William Edward Somerville

Services for William Somerville, 74, of Redford were Sept. 28 in Neely-Turowski Funeral Home, with burial at Oakland Hills Memorial Cemetery in Novi. Officiating was Ross Reiney.

Mr. Somerville was born Dec. 27, 1927, in Detroit, and died Sept. 24, 2002, in Livonia. He was a tax inspector and a veteran.

Surviving are his wife, Beverly; son, Kevin (Brooke) Somerville; daughter, Sharon (Doug) Keeler; and two grandchildern. There are family members who reside in Livonia. 

Mary Louise Locascio

Services for Mary Louise Locascio, 70, of Farmington Hills will be 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 30, at St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Church in Farmington Hills, with the Rev. Frederick J. Klettner officiating. Burial will follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Southfield.

Mrs. Locascio was born Sept. 13, 1932, in Detroit and died Sept. 26, 2002, at Providence Hospital in Southfield.

She worked for Michigan Milk Producers as a lab technician and was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Church.

Survivors include her husband, Salvatore, "Sam;" daughter Jeanette (Richard) Gohl of Canton; sons, Thomas (Deborah) Locascio of Commerce Township and Donald (Linda) Locascio of Livonia; and eight grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Elaine M. View

Services for Elaine M. View were Sunday, Sept. 29, from Fred Wood Funeral Home in Livonia, with burial following at Parkview Memorial Cemetery.

Mrs. View was born in Bay City and died Sept. 26 at Plymouth Court Nursing Home.

Survivors include daughters Dorothy Cain, Jean Hoffman and Mary Tomes; sons Gerald, Ronald and David; one sister, one brother and 20 grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Community Hospice.


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