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BRADLEY R. CAPANYOLA

Services for Bradley Capanyla, 51, of Plymouth were held May 7 at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church with the Rev. Steven Wertanen officiating. Burial was at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

Mr. Capanyla was born March 3, 1951 in Springville, N.Y. and died May 3 in Plymouth. He lived in Plymouth for the past eight years. He had previously lived in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, Texas and Maryland. He graduated from Northern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in finance. He worked for Ford Motor Credit Co. for 28 years. He was a regional manager for the Mid-Atlantic region in Chantily, Va. He was a member of Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church for the past eight years. He enjoyed golfing, cooking, photography and entertaining. He was a member of the Walnut Creek Country Club in South Lyon. 

Mr. Capanyola was preceded in death by his daughter, Laura Capanyola.

Survivors include wife, Dona E. Capanyola of Plymouth; daughter, Diana K. Capanyola of Plymouth; brother, Bryan (Karen) Capanyola of Novi; and brother, Michael (Michele) Capanyola of Seattle, Wash.

Memorial contributions may be made to Evans Scholars Foundation c/o Walnut Creek Country Club, 25501 Johns Road, South Lyons, MI 48178-8933.

Arrangements made by Vermeulen Funeral Home.

ANNE J. JURY

Services for Anne Jury, 73, of Plymouth were held May 6 at Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church with the Rev. Michael Matsko officiating. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery in Detroit.

Mrs. Jury was born Sept. 14, 1928 in Dearborn and died May 1 in Plymouth. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church. 

She was preceded in death by her sister, Mary Pinkney.

Survivors include husband, Daniel Jury of Plymouth; son, Daniel W. Jury of Canton; son, Robert P. (Laura) Jury of Rochester; son, Gregory (Fara) Jury of Rochester; brother, Harry (Tina) Chernus of Lathrup Village; and grandchildren, Jonathan, Steven, Charlie and Elena. 

Arrangements made by Vermeulen Funeral Home.

WILLIAM H. SHEARER, JR.

Services for William Shearer, Jr., 73, of Plymouth were held May 8 at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church with the Rev. Doc Ortman officiating. 

Mr. Shearer was born April 6, 1929 in Detroit and died May 4 in Superior Township. He was a system and planning manager at Ford Motor Co. He retired in 1993 after 37 years of service. He came to the Plymouth community in 1971 from Westland. He was a member of Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Plymouth. He was a First Lieutenant in the Army and served in the Korean Conflict, earning the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. He graduated from Michigan State University in 1956. He was a member of Plymouth Kiwanis Evening Club. He was an avid golfer and fisherman. 

He was preceded in death by his brother and sister-in-law, Paul (Dolly) Shearer.

Survivors include wife, Barbara Ann of Plymouth; sons, William (Maxine) Shearer of San Diego, and Timothy Shearer of Plymouth; daughters, Julie Ann Shearer of Houston, Texas and Martha (Bradley) Waite of Plymouth; grandchildren, Jeniece Waite, Gina Mae Waite, Jacqulyn "Babe" Waite; brothers, Peter (Kitty) Shearer of Laingsburg, Mi and Timothy (Jan) Shearer of Sanford, N.C.; and sister, Anne Shearer of Sanford, N.C.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association, Detroit Area Chapter, 17220 W. 12 Mile Road, Southfield, MI 48076.

Arrangements made by Schrader-Howell Funeral Home.

PAULA E. STOFER

Services for Paula Stofer, 56, of Southfield were held May 9 at Thayer-Rock Funeral Home in Farmington with burial at Southfield Cemetery. 

Mrs. Stofer was born Oct. 1, 1945 in Detroit and died May 4 in Southfield. She was a resident of Southfield all her life. She was a professor of history/english at Lawrence Tech. University for more than 20 years. She was a graduate of Lawrence Tech and Oakland Universitys and received her Anthropology Doctorate at Michigan State University. She was on the Board of Trustees at Michigan Historical Society, District VII coordinator of Michigan History Day Program, LTU Alumni Association, numerous historical societies around the state, Civil War re-enactor. She enjoyed woodworking. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald L. Stofer.

Survivors include son, Jason (Victoria) of Southfield; daughter, Sara of Farmington; daughters of her heart, Meg Harkonen and Beth Kahn; nieces and nephews, Paul, Heather, Charity, Corrie, Jessie, Hillary, Shane, Kimberly, Katie, Emma, Natalie; mother, Helen Tennies of Charlevoix; brother, Dave Tennies of Canton; and sister, Mindy Albright of Farmington Hills. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Ontonagon Historical Society, Northern Michigan University Archives, Historical Society of Michigan or LTU Library: Ronald Stofer Michigan Historical Collection.

Arrangements made by Thayer-Rock Funeral Home.

LINDA JEAN MCNUTT

Private services for Linda McNutt, 61, of Plymouth were held. She was born April 5, 1941 in Plymouth and died May 2 in Plymouth. She was a secretary at the General Motors Willow Run Plant in Ypsilanti. She was a life-long Plymouth resident. She enjoyed making rugs and doing crafts.

Survivors include brother, Bruce (Janet) Williams of Stanwood; niece, Maria (Craig) Powers of Milford; nephew, Michael (Cindy) Williams of Westland; niece, Renee (Ed) Rock of Toledo; and 10 grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

Arrangements made by Schrader-Howell Funeral Home. 

HELEN G. KOKOSZKA

Services for Helen Kokoszka, 83, of Plymouth were held May 4 at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church with the Rev. John Sullivan officiating. 

Mrs. Kokoszka was born June 6, 1918 in Simpson, Pa. and died May 1 in Ann Arbor. She was a homemaker. She came to the Plymouth community in 1992 from Canton. Before living in Canton, she lived in Berkley. she was a member of Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Plymouth. She enjoyed knitting and sewing and playing golf. Everyone enjoyed her wonderful cooking and baking. She loved to take care of her family. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister. 

Survivors include husband of 62 years, Joseph Kokoszka; sons, Joseph (Marilyn) Kokoszka of Plymouth, John (Susan) Kokoszka of Atlanta, and Robert (Joanne) Kokoszka of Plymouth; daughter, Susan (Charles) Lungerhausen of San Diego; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and brothers, Ambrose Baidas of Northville and Eugene Baidas of Carbondale, Pa. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Manna Meals, 1050 Porter, Detroit, MI. 48226.

Arrangements made by Schrader-Howell Funeral Home.

FLORENCE EDITH VANDERBURG

Services for Florence Vanderburg, 82, of Canton were held May 9 at L.J. Griffin Funeral Home with burial at Cadillac Memorial West Cemetery.

Mrs. Vanderburg was born Feb. 23, 1920 in Detroit and died May 6 in Superior Township. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include husband, Allan G. Vanderburg, Sr.; daughter, Judy (Kenneth) Lama; son, Allen, Jr. (Yvonne); son, Douglas; brother, James Stanley; sister, Dorothy Provonche; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Arrangements made by L.J. Griffin Funeral Home.

AVIS KATHERINE TRUAX

Services for Avis Truax, 70, of Plymouth, will be held May 10 at the Schrader-Howell Funeral Home with the Rev. Sanford Burr officiating. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Plymouth.

Mrs. Truax was born Sept. 10, 1931 in Dearborn and died May 6 in Plymouth. She was a secretary and office manager at Morrison, Stanwood, and Pollock in Plymouth, retiring in 1993. Previously she worked at Adistra as a secretary to the Vice President. She was a life-long Plymouth resident. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Plymouth, and the V.F.W. Auxiliary. She enjoyed cooking, quilting, and being with her grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Truax.

Survivors include sons, Brad Truax of Plymouth, and Brian (Vicki) Truax of Plymouth; daughters, Claudia (Larry) Krueger of Unionville, and Blenda (Dale) Chmielewski of Warren; grandchildren, Michael, Sarah, Matthew, Charles Andrew, Daniel, Clinton, and Jon Paul; step-grandchildren, Jackie and Didi; brother, Donald (Jean) Zander of Albion; sisters, Carol (Joe) Turner of Tenn., and Mary (Mike) Parker of Mio.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Washtenaw or the V.F.W. Auxiliary. 

Arrangements made by Schrader-Howell Funeral Home.

BARBARA J. FREDERICK

Services for Barbara J. Frederick, 71, of Plymouth, formerly of Livonia were Thursday, May 9 from Schrader-Howell Funeral Home in Plymouth with the Rev. Robert Joy officiating and burial following at Riverside Cemetery in Plymouth.

Mrs. Frederick was born Jan. 9, 1931 in Detroit and died May 6 in Ann Arbor. She was a homemaker and lived in Plymouth since moving from Livonia in 1965. She spent winters in Florida on Anna Maria Island and was known by friends and family for buying gifts for everyone.

Survivors include her husband of 49 years, Glenn Frederick; children Mark (Lori) Frederick of Denver, Rahn (Annette) Frederick of Plymouth, Brad (Dawn) Frederick of Canton, Rick (Terry) Frederick of Livonia and Kirk (Linda) Frederick of Whitmore Lake; sister Helen Ann (Stanley) Wickman of Livonia, brother Douglas (Judy) Metcalf of South Lyon; sister-in-law Joyce Frederick of Plymouth and six grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

MARSHALL S. MAHONEY

Services for Marshall Mahoney, 64, of Dearborn Heights were held May 9 at St. Thomas a'Becket Catholic Church with the Rev. C. Richard Kelly officiating. Burial was at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

Mr. Mahoney was born Aug. 8, 1937 in Detroit and died May 5 in Garden city. He was a design engineer for Ford Motor Company.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Theresa Mahoney; and sister-in-law, Mary Cullen.

Survivors include brothers-in-law, Michael Cullen and John Cullen; and sister-in-law Margaret Cullen.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the charity of your choice.

Arrangements made by McCabe Funeral Homes, Inc.

ALICIA MARIE BEWERNITZ

Services for Alicia Bewernitz, 27, were held May 13 at St. Genevieve Church in Livonia.

Ms. Bewernitz died suddenly May 8 in Ukiah, Calif. She was a graduate of Wayne State University.

Survivors include father, Dean Bewernitz of Whitmore Lake; mother, Sherry Kazzlleh of Plymouth; step-father, Frank Kazzlleh of Plymouth; sister, Jamie of Orange County, Calif.; brothers, Ryan of Clarkston and Daniel of Whitmore Lake; grandparents, Bob (Rene) Fisher of Sarasota, Fla.; and many loving aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Arrangements made by Harry J. Will Funeral Home.

LARRY W. DENT

Services for Larry Dent, 58, of Northville were held May 11 at the Schrader-Howell Funeral Home with the Rev. James Russell and the Rev. Kent Clise officiating. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery in Plymouth.

Mr. Dent was born Feb. 6, 1944 in Marked Tree, Kan. and died May 9 in Superior Township. He was a manager/trainer for Federal Express in Farmington Hills for the past 12 years. He was a Lt. Commander in the U.S. Navy for 20 years. He came to the Northville community in 1982 from Pennsylvania. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Northville. He was an avid golfer and family man. He received his B.S. Degree from the University of Arizona and his MBA Degree from Central Michigan University. He received a Masters in administration from the University of Miami. 

He was preceded in death by his brother, Robert Dent. 

Survivors include daughter, Laurie Fox of Northville; sons, Lance Fox of N.C., and Blake Fox of Westland; grandchildren, Alexa and Michael; sister, Betty Carson of Arizona; and brother, James (Peggy) Dent of Florida.

Memorial contributions may be given to the American Heart Association.

Arrangements made by Schrader-Howell Funeral Home.

MARION JUANITA KNAPP

Services for Marion Knapp, 94, of Madison Heights (formerly of Plymouth) were held May 16 at Gramer Funeral Home in Clawson with burial at Riverside Cemetery in Plymouth.

Mrs. Knapp died May 9 , 2002. She was a clerical secretary in downtown Detroit. She was a longtime member of the Mt. Hope Congregational Church in Livonia. She sang in the church choir and was involved in the church's women's group. Mrs. Knapp enjoyed reading the Bible, baking and cooking from scratch, sewing and making clothes, playing the piano, listening to music and dancing. She also took pleasure in traveling and visiting White Cloud in the Upper Peninsula every summer with her friends. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Keith in 1971; daughter, Julie Ratkus in 2001; sister, Gladys Oliver; and brother, Bob Kingsbury.

Survivors include son, Marke Knapp; son-in-law, Carl Ratkus; grandchildren, Keri and Ami; and great-grandchildren, Chloe and Cole.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. 

Arrangements made by Gramer Funeral Home.

JOHN MATTHEW POWSER

Services for John Powser, 66, of Garden City will be held May 19 at L.J. Griffin Funeral Home with David Bevington of Angela Hospice officiating.

Mr. Powser was born July 30, 1935 in Detroit and died May 11 at home. He was a painter in the automotive industry.

Survivors include wife, Shirley; son, John (Meleah); daughter, Robin; son, Jeffrey (Kim); brothers, Carl, Herbert (Buzz), and Norman; sisters, Ruth, Judy, Cindy and Sandra; grandchildren, Summer, Nicole, Amber, Arron, Chris and Scott; and three great-grandchildren. 

Arrangements made by L.J. Griffin Funeral Home.

ROSE MARY WASKO

Services for Rose Mary Wasko, 89, of Novi, were held May 15 at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church with the Rev. John Sullivan officiating. Burial was at Mosherville Cemetery in Mosherville, Mich.

Mrs. Wasko was born Dec. 4, 1912 in Plymouth and died May 13 in Garden City. She was a homemaker. She was born and raised and spent most of her life in Nankin Township. She was a member of Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Plymouth. She enjoyed playing Bingo. She loved to cook, can and bake.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 28 years, Adam Wasko; and son, Richard Wasko.

Survivors include son, Ronald (Ann) Wasko of Novi, and Robert (Pat) Wasko of San Diego; six grandchildren; and sister, Florence Webster of Saline. 

Arrangements made by Schrader-Howell Funeral Home.

MARION D. COLVIN

Services for Marion Colvin, 76 of Canton Township will be held May 17 at the Schrader-Howell Funeral Home with the Rev. Drex Morton officiating. Burial is at Riverside Cemetery in Plymouth.

Mr. Colvin was born Sept. 11, 1925 in Tiffin, Ohio and died May 14 in Canton Township. He was district manager for the Social Security Administration. He retired after 35 years with the administration. After retirement, he worked for General Filters in Novi. He came to the Plymouth community in the 1960s from Kalamazoo. He served in the armed services during World War II. He was a life-member of the V.F.W. in Northville. 

Survivors include wife, Bette Kozachenko-Colvin of Canton Township; daughters, Lori (Brian) Bucalo of White Lake, Nora Bauer of Lincoln Park, Lisa (Thomas) Lewandowski of Canton, and Kimberly Kozachenko of Westland; sons, Jeffrey (Suzanne) Colvin of White Lake and Frederic Bauer of Farmington; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; mother, Esther Colvin of Finlay, Ohio; and sister, Mary (James) Craven of Tuscon, Ariz.

Memorial contributions may be made to Arbor Hospice or the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements made by Schrader-Howell Funeral Home.

DIANN R. MICOL

Private services for Diann Micol, 57 of Plymouth were held at the Schrader-Howell Funeral Home in Plymouth.

Mrs. Micol was born Sept. 18, 1944 in Highland Park and died May 13 in Plymouth. She was a homemaker. She moved to Plymouth in 1968 from Livonia. She loved gardening, cats, reading, and needlework. She and Eugene had been married for 35 years.

Survivors include husband, Eugene M. Micol of Plymouth; sons, Patrick H. (Barbara) Micol of Inkster and Eugene C. Micol of Plymouth; grandchild, Chisa Pinion of Plymouth; great-grandchild, Cattarina Pinion of Plymouth; sister, Linda Lee of Grand Rapids; two nieces; and two nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Michigan Humane Society.

Arrangements made by Schrader-Howell Funeral Home.


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