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DOROTHEA E. FINFROCK

Services for Dorothea Finfrock, 78, of Westland were June 13 in Vermeulen Funeral Home. Officiating was the Rev. Leonard Partensky.

Mrs. Finfrock was born Sept. 1, 1923, in Westland, and died June 9 in Livonia.

She was an elementary school teacher who formerly worked in the Wayne-Westland school district. She also served on the Westland Commission on Aging, the Westland Historical Commission, the Ladies Auxiliary of Harris-Kehrer VFW Post 3323, and the Friends of the Museum.

Surviving are her son, Dennis Finfrock of Westland; daughter, Valerie (Gary) Wilson of Canton; sisters, Bernadette Carrico of Wixom, Theresa Lally of Westland, Marian Greenfield of Westland and Patricia Loritz of Alpena; and four grandchildren, Melissa, Stevan Finfrock, Kevin and Anna Wilson.

Mrs. Finfrock was preceded in death by her husband, Charles, and son Charles.

Memorial tributes may be made to Angela Hospice, 14100 Newburgh Road, Livonia, MI 48154-5010.
 

GEORGE C. OPACHICK

Services for George Opachick, 75, of Westland were June 14 in the Chapel of Oakland Hills Memorial Gardens, Novi.

Mr. Opachick was born July 12, 1926, in Mountsville, W.Va., and died June 11 in Wayne.

Surviving are his sons, William (Lorna), Michael and Jeffrey (Sandra); one brother; two sisters; six grandchildren, Nicholas, Dawn, Leia, Loren, Rachel and Shane; and one great-grandchild, Cortney.

Arrangements were made by Fisher Funeral Home.
 

PHILLIP W. WHITE

Services for Phillip White, 62, of Westland were June 17 in St. Mary Catholic Church. Officiating was the Rev. Jack H. Baker.

Mr. White was born Jan. 28, 1940, in Cambridge, Mass., and died June 13 in Westland. He was an electrician. He was a veteran, serving in the U.S. Air Force.

Surviving are his wife, Laurel; sons, Daren (Nancy) White of Canton and Duane (Theresa) White of Canton; daughters, Gina (Lou) Toarmina of Westland and Laurie (Peter) Toarmina of Saline; siblings, Joan (Bob) Luecht, Dale White, Janice Heap, Patricia Broderick, Thomas White and Hal (Ruth) White; and 10 grandchildren.

Memorial tributes may be made in the form of Mass offerings or to Karmanos Cancer Institute, Plymouth Region, 744 Wing, Plymouth, MI 48170-3446.

Arrangements were made by Vermeulen Funeral Home, Westland.
 

AGNES M. GIGUERE

Services for Agnes Giguere, 78, of Westland were June 18 in Grace Moravian Church, Westland, with burial at St. Hedwig Cemetery, Dearborn Heights. Officiating was the Rev. James Roberts.

Mrs. Giguere was born Sept. 5, 1923, in Detroit and died June 16 in Garden City. She was a retired custodian at a high school.

Surviving are her daughters, Nanette (Dennis) Richardson and Ginette Adams; five grandchildren, Jeff (Maria) Richardson, Ron (Stacy) Richardson, Scott (Stacey) Adams, Brian (Emily) Adams and Kevin (Sonya) Adams; and seven great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Giguere was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph.

Memorial tributes may be made to the Kidney Foundation.

Arrangements were made by John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home.
 

ROY ALLEN LOHN

Private services for former Livonia resident Roy Lohn, 62, of Westland were recently. Arrangements were made by R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Home, Livonia.

Mr. Lohn was born Sept. 14, 1939, in Livonia, and died May 21 at his home in Westland. He grew up in Livonia. He graduated from Livonia Bentley High School and attended Schoolcraft College. 

Mr. Lohn worked at GM Hydramatic at Willow Run. He was a veteran, serving with the Navy.

Surviving are his children, Michael (Debbie) of Westland, Deborah (Michael) of Livonia and Linda Lohn of Westland; the children's mother, Colleen; brothers, Russell and Ronald; and five grandchildren, Megan, Alex, Owen, Lauren and Aidan.

Mr. Lohn was preceded in death by his brothers, Ralph and Robbin.
 

ROSEMARY A. JENKINS

Services for Rosemary Jenkins, 42, of Westland were June 21 in John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home with burial at Parkview Memorial Cemetery, Livonia. Officiating was the Rev. Leo F. Sabourin.

Mrs. Jenkins was born March 22, 1960, in Detroit, and died June 18 in Garden City. She was a teller.

Surviving are her husband, David; father, Albert Seychel; brothers, Joseph Seychel, Albert Seychel, Charles Seychel and Frances Turner; and sister, Margaret Seychel.
 

DONALD W. HILL

Services for former Westland resident Donald Hill, 62, of Canton Township were June 22 in L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, Westland.

Mr. Hill was born Jan. 25, 1940, in Detroit, and died June 19 in Garden City. He was a truck driver for a food distribution company.

Surviving are his wife, Judith; sons, Michael and Spencer; stepsons, Brian Teneyck, Lee (Ann) Teneyck and Jay Teneyck; and nine grandchildren.
 

BEATRICE WAGNER

Beatrice Wagner, 71, of Westland died June 20 in Southfield.

Mrs. Wagner was born Jan. 20, 1931, in Detroit. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are her sons, John and Robert (Belinda).

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

BRUCE A. ROACH

Services for Bruce Roach, 49, of Belleville were June 25 in Vermeulen Funeral Home. Officiating was the Rev. Bill Eosell.

Mr. Roach was born Oct. 7, 1952, in Ypsilanti and died June 21 in Wayne. He was employed doing auto body repair and painting. He was a member of Plymouth Seventh-Day Adventist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Sandra; son, Bruce Roach Jr.; daughters, Stacie Roach, Christina Roach and Samantha Roach; parents, Robert "Scotty" and Betty Roach; brothers, Robert Roach of Wayne, Victor (Kimberly) Roach of Westland and Aaron Roach of Westland; sister, Kathy (Bug) Brunty of Westland; and three grandchildren. 
 

LINDA S. ZIRKLE-PAILLON

Services for former Garden City resident Linda Zirkle-Paillon, 53, of Westland were June 22 in R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Home. Officiating was the Rev. David Owen from Ward Presbyterian Church.

Mrs. Zirkle-Paillon was born Nov. 2, 1948, in Grosse Pointe, and died June 19 in Westland. She had been a Westland resident six years. She was self-employed in a child care center. She was a graduate of Garden City East High School. Mrs. Zirkle-Paillon enjoyed taking care of children, planting flowers and photography.

Surviving are her husband, Norman; mother, Bonnie Zirkle; brother, Lary (Noreen) Zirkle; stepchildren, Kimberlee, Angelique and Norman Paillon; and nephews, Timothy, Brandon and Brian Zirkle.

Memorial tributes may be made to American Cancer Society or Community Hospice.
 

LAWRENCE HOWARD EBELING

Services for Lawrence Ebeling, 44, of Westland will be 10 a.m. Friday, June 28, in Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, 23720 Farmington Road, Farmington, with burial at Glen Eden Memorial Park in Livonia. Officiating will be the Rev. Gary Headapohl. Visitation is 2-9 p.m. today, Thursday, June 27, in the funeral home.

Mr. Ebeling was born Nov. 10, 1957, in Detroit and died June 24 in Westland. He was a manufacturer's representative in the automotive industry.

Surviving are his son, Michael Ebeling of Westland; daughter, Kimberly Ebeling of Westland; mother, Barbara Ebeling of Wixom; sister, Catherine Ramsey; nephews, Don, David and Douglas; and niece, Jennifer.

Mr. Eveling was preceded in death by his father, Donald Ebeling, and grandparents, Elsie and Howard Storm.

Memorial tributes may be made to the family.
 

DOROTHY GLADYS REID

Services for Dorothy Reid, 74, of Westland were June 26 in Vermeulen Funeral Home with burial at Parkview Memorial Cemetery, Livonia. Officiating was the Rev. Drex Morton.

Miss Reid was born Feb. 11, 1928, in Nankin Township and died June 22 in Wayne. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are her brothers, Golden (Arlene) of Westland and Eugene (Donna) Reid of Florida; sister-in-law, Neomi Reid of Westland; and many nieces and nephews.

Miss Reid was preceded in death by her brothers, Carl Reid and Roy Reid.
 

RICHARD JOHN MILLER

Services for Richard Miller, 58, of Detroit were June 28 in Fisher Funeral Home, with burial at Parkview Cemetery, Livonia. Officiating was the Rev. Barbara Welbaum from Newburg United Methodist Church.

Mr. Miller was born March 19, 1944, in Detroit and died June 24 at his home in Detroit.

Surviving are his children, Dorothy (Gary) Tieppo of Westland, Linda (Tom) Patterson, Aleise (Mike) Fair and Jeanie (Don) Alt; 15 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Six brothers and sisters, and his companion, Kathy Steffan, also survive. 

Memorial tributes may be made to Karmanos Cancer/Karmanos Hospice.
 

RUTH L. GRIFFITHS

A memorial service for Ruth Griffiths, 79, of Livonia will be held at a later date.

Mrs. Griffiths was born Sept. 14, 1922, in Detroit and died June 25 in Livonia. She was a switchboard operator for Stahl Manufacturing, retiring in 1988 after 25 years of service. She was a 1940 graduate of Cooley High School. She enjoyed playing bingo.

Surviving are her husband of 59 years, Clifford; son, Jeffrey Griffiths of Oakland, Calif.; daughters, Pam (David) Lange of Redford and Dianne Fazzio of Westland; brothers, Robert (Phyllis) Guntzviller of Redford and Warren (Gladys) Guntzviller of Mt. Clemens; sister, Thelma (Howard) Brown of New Port Richey, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were made by Thayer-Rock Funeral Home, Farmington. 
 

MARJORIE N. TSOUKALAS

Services for Marjorie Tsoukalas, 77, of Westland were June 29 in Harry J. Will Funeral Home with burial at Cadillac Memorial Gardens West, Westland. Officiating was the Rev. Robert McDonald.

Mrs. Tsoukalas died June 26.

Surviving are her husband, George; sons, Gerald (Nancy), and Peter (June); daughters, Nancy (Lynn) Randolph and Diana Day; sister, Eileen (Donald) Hoose; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

There are family members who reside in the Livonia community.

Memorial tributes may be made to Parkinson Foundation, 30161 Southfield Road, Suite 119, Southfield, MI 48076-9775.
 

HELEN ZAJDEL

Services for Helen Zajdel, 83, of Westland were June 26 in St. Thomas a' Becket Church with entombment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield. Officiating was the Rev. C. Richard Kelly. 

Mrs. Zajdel was born Aug. 30, 1918, in Detroit and died June 23 in Westland. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are her daughter, Sharon (Raymond) Thomas; brothers, Edward Wojna and Donald Wojna; sisters, Mary Ann Burke and Sophie Bazner; five grandchildren, Holly Cox, Todd Holland, Shelly Fetzer, Scott Thomas and Tracy Edson; and four great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Zajdel was preceded in death by her husband, Frank, and daughter, Cynthia Holland.

Memorial tributes may be made to St. Luke Catholic Church.

Arrangements were made by John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home.
 

DANNY WILLIAM CLAYDON

Services for Danny Claydon, 47, of Westland were June 29 in Uht Funeral Home.

Mr. Claydon was born Dec. 28, 1954, and died June 25 in Wayne.

Surviving are his son, Daniel Claydon; daughter, Kimberly Claydon; brother, Douglas (Shannon) Claydon; and sisters, Georgene Miles and Shirlene (Ray) Crysler.

Mr. Claydon was preceded in death by his brother, Jeffrey Claydon.
 

LORENA L. ROWE

Services for Lorena Rowe, 75, of Westland were June 27, with burial at Romulus Cemetery, Romulus.

Mrs. Rowe was born June 30, 1926, and died June 25 in Westland. She was a switchboard operator.

Surviving are her husband, Burleigh; son, Burleigh (Charm) Rowe II; daughters, Nan (Bill) Boyer and Kathy (Paul) Osborn; brother, Terry Tallmadge; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Memorial tributes may be made to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Cancer Center.


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