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|MARION -- Rex J. Edwardsof Marion died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2000 at Munson
Medical Center in Traverse City. He was 66. Mr. Edwards was born Feb. 3,
1933 in Lake City to Claus and Vada (Hunt) Edwards. He married Debra Ramsey
Dec. 31, 1985 at the Marion Seventh Day Adventist Church. He worked many
years in the farming industry. Mr. Edwards also made a living building
and selling pole buildings. He attended the Marion Seventh Day Adventist
Church. He was a member of the Marion Eagles Lodge and regular member of
the Marion corner coffee shop. He loved his family and farming. He was
proud of the community where he lived and enjoyed the people in Marion.
Survivors include his wife Debra of Marion; children, Kari Lynn Edwards
of Marion, Bruce Wayne Edwards of Marion, Dennis (Deanna) Edwards of Marion
and Peggy (Harry) Blodgett of Boise, Idaho; siblings, Lloyd Edwards of
Cadillac, Shirley VanNatter of Cadillac, Alice Ann VanAtter of Florida;
grandchildren, Brandy Servello of LeRoy, Christina Brackett of Farwell,
Jayme Martin of Boise, Wade and Jessica Edwards of Marion, Jason Johnson
of Marion, Austin Edwards of Marion; and one great-grandchild, Mason of
Farwell. He was preceded in death by his parents. Services are 1 p.m. Wednesday
at the Marion Seventh Day Adventist Church, with Pastor Jeff Bergquist
officiating. Burial will be in the Storey Cemetery in Marion Township.
Visitation is from 7-9 p.m. today and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Fosnaught
Funeral Home in Marion.
OCALA, Fla. -- Esta B. (Carter) (Von Bargen) Emmons of Ocala, Fla.,
and Cadillac died Jan. 18, 2000 in Ocala. She was 78. Mrs. Emmons was born
June 13, 1921 at Battle creek, the daughter of Roy E. and Margaret B. (Davis)
Darling. She married John Von Bargen Feb. 21, 1969. He preceded her in
death April 25, 1976. She later married Don Emmons Jan. 14, 1995. Mrs.
Emmons graduated from Battle Creek High School in 1939 and from Community
Hospital Nursing School in Battle Creek in 1942. During World War II she
was a registered nurse-2nd Lt. in the Army Air Corps, stationed at Montgomery,
Ala. and then sent to Hickam Field, Honolulu. While there, she cared for
the survivors of the Bataan Death March. Mrs. Emmons began as a staff nurse
at Mercy Hospital in Cadillac in 1961, and became director of nursing services
in 1965. Upon retirement from the hospital, she served for many years with
the Mercy Hospital Auxiliary. In 1995, she received the Outstanding Citizen
Award from the Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce. She had a gift of making
people feel special. She treasured her many friends. Most of all she loved
her family and the time spent with them. She was a member of the United
Methodist Church of Cadillac. Survivors include her husband, Don Emmons
of Ocala, Fla. and Cadillac; her children and stepchildren, Tom (Judy)
Carter of Saginaw, Peggy (Tom) Gilstad of Midland, Connie (Bob) Petrovich
of Harrisville, Mary (Mike) Frederick of Minnesota, John (Leslie) Von Bargen
of Vermont, Kim Knor of Colorado, June (Gordon) Jesweak of Cadillac, Susan
Emmons of Georgia, Don (Pat) Emmons of Florida; 18 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren;
and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents;
sister Lona Hart; and brother Floyd Darling. Services are Monday at 11
a.m. at the Cadillac United Methodist Church with Rev. Allen McCreedy and
Parish Assistant Judy Coffey officiating. Burial will be in the Battle
Creek Memorial Cemetery, Battle Creek. Visitation is from 1-4 and 6-8 p.m.
Sunday at the Peterson Funeral Home in Cadillac. Memorial tributes may
be made to the Esta Von Bargen Emmons Nursing Scholarship (Cadillac Area
Public Schools), the United Methodist Church of Cadillac, or to the donor's
LAKE -- Raymond T. Egnash of Lake, formerly of Howell, died Friday, Dec. 8, 2000 at his home. He was 69. Memorial services are 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Fosnaught Funeral Home in Marion, Rev. Thomas Dougherty officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Amicare Home Hospice.
HARRIGAN VALLEY, NELL Age 95, June 30, 1999. Born in Cheboygan in 1903. Graduated from U of M in 1925. A long time resident of Grosse Pointe. A beautiful lady with lively wit. She was a generous contributor to many civic and charitable organizations. President of the Bon Secours Assistance League and the Grosse Pointe Garden Center. Predeceased by husband Edward R. Harrigan. Widow of Donald F. Valley, former chairman of the Board of NBD. Survived by four daughters, Margaret L. Cole, Mary Ann Boll, Kathleen E. Devine (Peter), Karen J. Mourad, 18 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren. Funeral Service Saturday 11 am from the Verheyden Funeral Home , 16300 Mack Avenue, Grosse Pointe and to Saint Clare of Montefalco Catholic Church for an 11:30 mass. Visitation Friday 4-9. Rosary 7:45 pm. Contributions to Bon Secours or Cottage Hospices.
HASKELL, GERALD, Age 75. June 30, 1999. Beloved husband of Trudy. Dearest father of Jeffrey Haskell, Susan Fountain, Becky (Larry) Godie. Grandfather of 8. Visitation Thursday 2-9 p.m. Funeral Friday 11 a.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Interment Cadillac Memorial Gardens E.
HELLAND, ALFHILD V., Age 95. Beloved wife of the late Olaf; Loving mother of Allan (Esther), Sonja (John). Dear Grandmother of nine & great-grandmother of 20. Visitation will be Friday 6-8 p.m. Funeral Service Saturday 11 a.m. at Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 Six Mile, Livonia. Interment Glen Eden Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to Risen Christ Lutheran Church.
HUBEL, RAOUL ROBERT, Age 82, of Clawson. Formerly of Detroit. June 27, 1999. Husband of Dorothy. Father of Robert (Janet), Pegge (David) Glad, Ken (Linda), Karen (Rob) Liimakka and John (Barbara Jean). Brother of Thomas (Vivian). Grandfather of 15. Memorial service Thursday July 1, 1999 at 7 p.m. Troy Baptist Church, 3193 Rochester Rd., Troy MI. North of Big Beaver (16 Mi Rd.) Memorials may be made to: Wycliffe Bible Translators, P.O. Box 628200, Orlando, FL. 32862
HODGE, WILLIAM, Beloved husband of the late Helene. Dear father of Peter (Geri), Steffy Adams and Heidi (Michael) Lowe. Grandfather of Kristina, Ingrid, Danielle, Jonathan and Maria. Greatgrandfather of Anastasia and Ethan. Eldest brother of nine. Services Thursday 10 a.m. at the A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Ave. at Vernier Rd., Grosse Pte. Woods. Visitation Tuesday 6-9 p.m. and Wednesday 1-4 and 6-9 p.m.
HEALY, THEODORE A., December 30, 1999. Devoted husband of 63 years, dedicated father, self-made business man, conversationalist and friend. Beloved husband of Charlotte. Dearest father of Dr. T. Mark (Sandra) and James (Carol). Loving grandfather of Matthew, Michael and Mark. Funeral Monday 9AM from Fairlane Funeral Home , 13510 West Warren at Schaefer, Dearborn to St. Alphonsus Church at 9:30AM. Rosary Sunday 6:30PM. Visitation Sunday 1-9PM.
George Harabedian, who began a civil engineering career when he was 12, died of cancer Thursday, May 29, 1997, in his daughter's Pleasant Ridge home. He was 69. Mr. Harabedian, a Bloomfield Hills resident, graduated from Birmingham Baldwin High School in 1945. He joined the family's road and sewer construction business, originally called Mike Harabedian Inc. and then Harabedian Paving, when his father was into a car accident. Mr. Harabedian built his first bridge, across from St. Hugo of the Hills Church in Bloomfield Hills, when he was 14. Survivors include his two daughters, Karin Jahn and Kim; and two sons, George Bradley and Mike II. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Hugo of the Hills Stone Chapel, 2215 Opdyke in Bloomfield Hills. Memorials may be sent to the Hospice of Southeastern Michigan, 16250 Northland, Suite 212, Southfield, Mich. 48075
Helen V. Hahn 81, died May 7, 1999. Beloved wife of Elmer Bud. Dear mother of Patricia (Al) Lonon and the late Jim K. Dear mother-in-law of Kateri Hahn. Dear grandmother of Sarah Privett, Rebecca Olson, Nikita Hahn and Gabriel Hahn. Great grandmother of Samantha, Randy and Alicia Privett and Kayla and Andrew Olson. (Royal Oak, Mi.)
Virginia M. Halvorson (Markle) died 5-1999. Beloved wife of the late Newman T, Halvorson. Dear mother of Newman T. Jr. of Washington, D.C., Sigrid H. Freese (Mrs. L. Richard) of Denver, Col. and Karin H. Hillhouse, of Washington, D.C. Grandmother of Louis, Alice and Claire Freese, Christina and Charles Halvorson, Torsten and Ingrid Hillhouse. (Cleveland, Oh. formerly of Detroit, Mi.)
Jonathon Michael Harris 22, died suddenly in San Juan, Puerto Rico 5-1999. Dear father of Jakob, age 2. Best friend of Erika Peers. Beloved son of Bryan and Cathy Harris of Farmington Hills and Charlotte and Gary Buffmyer of Waterford. Brother of Adam, Dustin, Andrew, Nicole and April. Grandson of Leonard and Velda Harris of Orlando, Florida, Dorothy Crandall of Dearborn Heights and Harry and Nancy Buffmyer of Keego Harbor. Great grandson of Jennie and Nellie. Also survived by many loving aunts, uncles and cousins. (Farmington, Mi.)
Carole L. Hempel died May 5, 1999. Beloved mother of Janette Hart (Tim) and Judy Smith (Matt). Beloved daughter of Ena McLemore (the late Joyce). (Farmington, Mi.)
Richard D. Hurst, 79, died May 7, 1999. Loving father of Dennis W. and Gregory (Toni). Dear brother of Warren (Leona). (Detroit area)
Ida Hart died, 1-1999. Beloved wife of the late Theodore Hart. Dear mother of Dr. Martin (Sharon) Hart. Grandmother of Dr. Stacey Hart and Trevor Hart. Sister of Emma Schwartz and the late Shirley Seidman and the late Morris Love. Sister in law of Ida Love, Sidney Seidman, Lorraine and Albert Stein, Lillian Berner and Betty Hart. (Detroit area)
Mary Helz, 79, died January 8, 1999. Beloved wife of the late Francis.
Beloved mother of Robert (Mary) Helz of Highland. Beloved grandmother of
Kimberly, Matthew and Mark. Seven Great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Michael,
Ross and Philip Dallocchio, Irene Langlois, and Lee Romeo. Survived also
by several nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.
Shivappa Hulbanni, M.D. died January 6, 1999. Beloved husband of Sharada; dear father of Bharati, Anjali and Mallikarjun. Dr. Hulbanni was a well-known Chief Surgeon at Oakwood, Annapolis and St. Mary Hospitals. (Detroit, Mi.)
Helen N. Haus died, October 1, 1999. Beloved wife of the late Jacob. P. Dear mother of Kenneth P. (Judith); Grandmother of Brian and Gail (James) Rogers and great grandmother of Samantha Helen, Vincent and Alexander. (Detroit, Mi.)
Rose S. Husisian died 10-1999. (Detroit area)
Ronald E. Heikkinen, 63, died September 29, 1999. Beloved husband of Linda. Dear father of Randy (Karen) Heikkinen, Darrell Heikkinen and Lauretta Heikkinen. Also survived by two grandchildren. Son of Asta Heikkinen and the late Edward Heikkinen. Brother of Pat (Lawrence) Anderson, Floyd (Judy) Heikkinen, Nancy (Don) Anderson, Paul (Diane) Heikkinen, Joyce (Marty) Larson, Ruth White and the late Roy, Dolores and Robert Heikkinen. (Detroit area)
Rudolph B. Helm died 9-29-1999. Beloved husband of the late Valentine. Dear father of Kathy McCormick. (Robert) and David Helm M.D. (DeeAnne). Also 6 grandchildren. (Detroit, Mi.)
Elizabeth "Betty" Hild, formerly of Detroit, died September 5, 1999 in Harbor Springs, Mi. Mother of Christine Boffi and her husband Sergio. Grandmother of Alexandre, Roberto and Emilia. Also survived by brothers and sisters, and many nieces and nephews in the Detroit area.
Elias D. (Lou) Haddad 58, died 5-31-1999. The husband of Geri; father of Stephen and Greg; brother of Maurice, Nadim, Chris, Renee, and Lila. (Dearborn, Mi.)
Joan G. Hecker 64, died 9-1999. Beloved wife of Robert F., dear mother of Robert A. (Cynthia), Cherylann Gipson, Donna (Bill) Roush, and James (Judith). 13 grandchildren and one great grandson. Sister of Betty Lou Shields. (Madison Heights, Mi.)
Jacquelyn Hannah 50, died September 19, 1999. Dear mother of Sean and Robin. Beloved daughter of Mary Etta (Warren) Whitelaw and the late Jack Stowe. Dearest grandaughter of Anna Holder. Also survived by one sister, Patricia French of Cincinnati and one brother, Mark Stowe, of Toronto. Formerly married to Robert Hannah. (Lincoln Park, Mi.)
Dorothy Hayes 75, died September 18, 1999. Beloved wife of the late
George Melvin Hayes, Sr. Loving mother of Dorothy (Richard) Bauman, Joseph
(Carolyn), Dennis (Deborah), Robert (Cathy), Gary (Loretta), Douglas (Christine)
and the late George M. Jr. (Charlotte) and Rodney Hayes. 14 grandchildren
and nine great grandchildren. Sister of Joe Mack.
David E. Haddock 63, died September 13, 1999. Beloved husband of Donna. Dear father of Ken (Cara), Kim (Bob) Mifsud, and David (Christine). Brother of Sally Porter, Dolores Felice, Jerry, and Ducky. Grandfather of Danielle, Courtney, Kailee, Shelby, and Matthew. (Westland, Mi.)
Susan Hegler 86, died September 3, 1999. (Ferndale, Mi.)
Betty L. Herman 73, died 9-1999. Loving mother of Cynthia (Scott Dunsmore), Ralph (Barbara) and Kenneth. Dear sister of Helen Adler. Five grandchildren. (River Rouge, Mi.)
Lovell L. Hale 70, died 5-1999. Beloved husband of Carrie N. Dear father of Roger D. and David M. (Debra). Brother of Cleveland, Joe, William, Oleta Merkum, Leora Cavazos and Polly Mitchell. Grandfather of David Jason, Stacey Lee and Lindsay Marie. Great grandfather of David Jason Jr. (Warren, Mi.)
Robert C. Harrison 73, died 5-1999. Beloved husband of Jessie; dearest father of Lynne Miller (Richard), Robert E. (Sherri), Frederick (Susan), Jessie Calas (Jack) and Charles M.; loving grandfather of 12. (St. Clair Shores, Mi.)
Minnie R. Havelock, 95, died 5-1999. Wife of the late Noble Havelock (Fire Marshal of Royal Oak). Mother of Lois (Douglas) Mcculough and David (Dorthy) Havelock. Sister of Edward (Ruth) Gerhardt of Florida and the late David Gerhardt (Doris). Grandmother of Merri, David, Kirk, Lori and Marc. Great-grandmother of Michael, Noble and Manon. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. (Rochester, Michigan)
Leonard Hudzik 82, died May 19, 1999. Beloved husband of Polly; brother
of Dorothy Otremba and Clarence Hudzik; also survived by three nieces and
nephews, four great-nieces and nephews and two great-great-nieces and nephews.
DEARBORN -- Dr. Leslie Haefele relied on his ingenuity as much as medical training to care for some of his patients. During a brownout, he delivered a baby by car headlights parked next to a house's windows. Another time, in the 1940s, he successfully wrote to President Franklin D. Roosevelt for penicillin to save a gravely ill child because the medicine was reserved for the war effort only. "He always said medicine was more than giving pills to people," said his daughter Roxane Firmin. "He would spend 45 minutes just talking with patients to see what was really troubling them. He said he was doctoring the souls of people." Dr. Haefele died of a stroke on Friday, Feb. 4, 2000, in the Marywood Nursing Home in Livonia. The former Dearborn resident was 92. In 1984, he was honored by former patients and friends for 50 years of practicing medicine. He spent most of that time at his Garden City office, retiring in 1989. "He wanted to be a country doctor and that's what he made himself into," said his daughter. "Many times he took payment in bushels of food or just paid for a patient's care himself." He earned a bachelor's degree from Rutgers University in 1929 and his medical degree five years later from Wayne State University. Although he loved the intimacy of his practice, Dr. Haefele also worked with area medical facilities. He helped found Oakwood Hospital as well as its surgical wing. He was staff physician at Wayne Annapolis for 30 years and a part-time doctor for the Ford Motor Co. He also was the admiting physician for Wayne Clinic, Carpenter Hospital and Ypsilanti Hospital. Dr. Haefele is a past president of the Garden City Chamber of Commerce and the Garden City Rotary Club. Other survivors include three daughters, Tonnie Glick, Judith Jensen, and Jennifer Friedman; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Thursday and 1-4 p.m. Friday in the Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, 23720 Farmington, in Farmington. A candlelight meditation will be at 7 p.m. in the funeral home. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home. Burial will be in Acacia Park Cemetery, Beverly Hills. Memorials can be made out to the Fund for Dr. Haefele, Presbytery of Detroit, 17575 Hubbell, Det., Mich. 48235.
DETROIT -- A funeral mass for Nicole Hernandez, a bakery cashier, will be celebrated at 10 a.m. today in Ste. Anne de Detroit Catholic Church, Ste. Anne and Lafayette, in Detroit. Ms. Hernandez died on Friday, Feb. 4, 2000, in Detroit. The Detroiter was 18. She is survived by her daughter, Belicia Flores; parents, Mario Hernandez and Carmen Sawyer; and, two sisters. Burial will be in St. Hedwig Cemetery in Dearborn Heights.
NEW YORK -- Doug Henning, who helped revive the popularity of magic as mass entertainment with a series of Broadway shows, television specials and a traveling act, has died. He was 52. Henning had suffered from liver cancer for five months. His office in Toronto said he died Monday in Los Angeles. Born in Winnipeg, Canada, Henning -- recognizable by his trademark long hair and tie-dyed shirts -- became well-known in the United States in the 1970s and '80s. His rock musical "The Magic Show" ran on Broadway for more than four years in the 1970s. Audiences flocked to the Cort Theater to see Henning make women disappear in sections and mix his magic with music and comedy. The attention he won on Broadway helped Henning land an NBC special called "The World of Magic." He recreated Harry Houdini's "Water Torture Escape" before a live audience and ratings were so good that NBC made the show an annual event. The shows won an Emmy award and seven Emmy nominations and made Henning one of the world's best-known magicians. Henning, who had long been fascinated with transcendental meditation, spent his last years working on plans for a transcendental meditation theme park in Niagara Falls, Ontario. He is survived by his wife, Debbie.
John L. Holley, 52, of Webberville, died Jan. 2 at McPherson Hospital in Howell. He was the son of Lewis F. and Calista (Avant) Holley and born on Sept. 22, 1947, in Thomaston, Ga. His occupation was Millwright. He is survived by two daughters Calista and Cassandra of Morrice, also a brother Wade Holley of Webberville. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services were held on Jan. 6 at The Dillingham-Liverance-Niblack Funeral Home with the Pastor Jerry Gashe of Wayside Tabernacle Church in Webberville officiating.
Jon Mark Hire, 43, of Howell, died Dec. 31, 1999. He was born Sept. 23, 1956, in LaGrange, Ind, the son of Warren G. and Dorothy M. (Angel) Hire. He attended Fairfield High School, Benton Township, Ind. Mr. Hire was a member of F.F.A. He moved to Howell 15 months ago from Goshen, Ind. Mr. Hire was a Yardman for Erb Lumber Company. Survivors include one son, Jason Hire of Ft. Wayne, Ind.; three daughters, Lynn Hire of Howell, Chapin Reaser of Howell and Calloway Reaser of Howell; his parents, Warren and Dorothy Hire of Millersburg, Ind.; three brothers and five sisters. Funeral services will be held Jan. 6 from the Orr Funeral Home, Ligonier, Ind. Burial in Hire Cemetery, Benton Township, Ind. Memorial contributions may be made to the family. Envelopes are available at MacDonald’s Funeral Home, Howell.
PARIS -- Screamin' Jay Hawkins, a renowned American blues singer and pianist, died Saturday at the age of 70 following an operation earlier in the week, a doctor said. The musician, whose real name was Jalacy Hawkins, died in a clinic in a Paris suburb. He had suffered multiple organ failure following emergency surgery to treat an aneurysm, the doctor said. Hawkins of Cleveland was best known for his song I Put a Spell On You, which he recorded on the Okeh label in 1956. He originally had planned the tune as a ballad, but after a night of heavy drinking he took another crack -- screaming and groaning -- and never looked back. Some of his groans had to be edited out so that I Put a Spell On You could be played on the radio. Hawkins once said the song, written to woo back a girlfriend, was at first banned by some radio stations because it supposedly sounded cannibalistic. Hawkins got his first break in 1951 as a pianist-valet to veteran jazz guitarist Tiny Grimes. His recording debut was 1952's Why Did You Waste My Time, backed by Grimes and his Rockin' Highlanders. In the 1960s, Hawkins recorded the hits Alligator Wine, East of the Mau Mau and I Hear Voices. In more recent years, he appeared in the films Mystery Train and A Rage in Harlem.
HANEL, MAMIE, June 24, 1999, age 91. Beloved wife of the late Ensio. Dear sister of Peter W. Karvonen and the late Linnea S. Harkonen & the late A. John Karvonen. Also survived by numerous nieces & nephews. Visitation Sunday 2-7 p.m. at Thayer-Rock Funeral Home, 33603 Grand River, Farmington (One block W. of Farmington Rd.). Funeral Monday 11:00 a.m. Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 35300 W. Eight Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. Memorials may be made to Bethlehem Lutheran Church or the Hospice of Michigan.
HAWLEY, JEAN L. February 16, 1999, formerly of Grosse Pointe Farms. Beloved wife of the late Martin J. Loving mother of Kenneth (Virginia) and M. Richard (Denise) Hawley. Also survived by seven grandchildren, brother, Roy Lave and sister Ann Getzoff. Memorial Service Saturday, June 26 at 11AM, Grosse Pointe United Church, 240 Chalfonte, Grosse Pointe Farms. Memorials to The Arthritis Foundation or to the church.
HESS, IMOGENE E., Beloved wife of Henry R. Beloved mother of Cathy (Phil) Krukowski, Belinda (Roger) Miner, William, Michael (Cheryl) and Mark (Lisa). Sister of Pauline (Hayward) Burden. 15 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren also survive. Visitation Sunday 1-9PM. Funeral Monday 11AM at Jurkiewicz & Wilk Funeral Home , 2396 Caniff, Hamtramck.
HAYES, SUE T., June 18, 1999. Age 87. Beloved wife of Robert E. Hayes, Sr. Dear mother of Robert E. Hayes, Jr. and Nancy (Jere) Hinkle. Dear grandmother of Karen (Tom) Sullivan and Margaret (Steve) Wooldridge. Also survived by two great-grandchildren, three sisters and one brother. Instate Monday 10 a.m. until the time of the Service at 11 a.m. at Nardin Park United Methodist Church, 29887 W. 11 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. Visitation Sunday 4-9 p.m. at the Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, 23720 Farmington Rd., Farmington (248-474-5200). Memorial contributions to Nardin Park Church appreciated.
HEBDA, ZACHARY J., June 19, 1999 Zachary J. Age 5. Loving son of Joseph E. and Kimberly A. Hebda. Loving grandson of Rose Hebda, Jane Pillars and the late Joseph C. Hebda and Arthur J. Pillars. Also survived by many uncles, aunts and cousins. Friends may call at the Mc Cully-Polyniak Funeral Home P.A. 3204 Mountain Rd. (Pasadena, Maryland) on Monday 6-9 pm. A Funeral Mass will be held in the Our Lady Of The Chesapeake Church on Tuesday at 10:30 am. A Christian wake service will be held on Monday at 6:30pm. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the St. Jane Frances. Elementary School. 8499 Virginia Ave. Pasadena, Maryland 21122 or The Johns Hopkins Hospital Pediatric Oncology Dept. 600 N. Wolf St. Baltimore, Maryland 21287.
HELSOM, ELEANOR MAY (ELLIOTT)
ROSEVILLE -- Memorial services for Sylvia L. Hegeman, the flower lady of her Roseville neighborhood, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Faith-Trinity United Church of Christ, 12221 Martin in Warren. Mrs. Hegeman died of cancer Thursday, March 9, 2000, in the Shelby Nursing Home in Shelby Township. She was 91. She helped her husband, the Rev. Lloyd H. Hegeman, in the churches where he was pastor, including Christ Evangelical and Reformed Church on Myrtle and West Grand in Detroit. She also was active in social justice movements, including the Interfaith Council for Racial Justice, Social Action Committee of the United Church of Christ and Michigan conference for the United Church of Christ Women of Michigan. Mrs. Hegeman loved gardening and for 30 years supplied fresh flowers for Sunday services at Faith-Trinity. Survivors include a son, Earl; a daughter, Ruth Philpott; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two sisters. Visitation will be from 5-9 p.m. today in the Wasik Funeral Home, 11470 13 Mile in Warren. Burial will be Friday in the Valhalla Cemetery in Belleville, Ill.
BLOOMFIELD HILLS -- A funeral mass for Emma H. Hawkins, a homemaker, will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Holy Name Roman Catholic Church, 630 Harmon, in Birmingham. Mrs. Hawkins, 100, died on Friday, March 24, 2000, in the Woodward Hills Nursing Home, in Bloomfield Hills. Survivors include her son, Alfred; a daughter, Lorraine Armstrong-Walsh; 11 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.
TRAVERSE CITY -- Leona Hall, longtime director of the annual observance of Michigan Week, died here Friday at age 79. Ex-Gov. William G. Milliken, who named her as his 1970 representative at sister-state ceremonies in Japan's Shiga Prefecture, called her "a warm friend, and a great promoter of Michigan to the nation and the world." Leona, the first woman president of the Public Relations Association of Michigan, in 1968 became executive director of the Greater Michigan Foundation, then the sponsor of Michigan Week. The appointment came shortly after the 1968 death of her husband, Donald C. Weeks, a former city editor at the Traverse City Record-Eagle who founded Michigan Week after serving as secretary of the Traverse City Chamber of Commerce and director of the Michigan Department of Economic Development. In 1976, she married L.S. Hall of Grenada, Miss., where she lived until his death in 1986 at which time she moved back to Michigan. After a World War II stint with the U.S. Marine Corps, she was a clerk for the state Senate Taxation Committee chaired by Sen. James T. Milliken, R-Traverse City. A 1938 graduate of Lansing Central High School, she also served as secretary and public relations assistant to famed pianist Jose Iturbi. She was a member of the Economic Club of Detroit, Women's Advertising Club of Detroit, organization Executives of Michigan, Women's Press Club, Zonta Club of Lansing, and the East Lansing Women's Club. Survivors include a sister, Winefred Retzloff; daughters Susan Hester, Ellen Johnstone, Carol Moorman, Janet Hethorn, and Debbie Brown; stepson George Weeks, seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Arrangements are by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home of Traverse City. Memorial services are scheduled at the Presbyterian Church in Traverse City at 1 p.m. Sept. 28. Memorial donations may be made to the Presbyterian Church.
DEARBORN -- In 1938, Dr. Lore Hirsch gave up everything she had to escape Hitler's reign and rescue her brother from a Nazi concentration camp. That tenacious spirit survived over the next 60 years. Dr. Hirsch, 90, died Thursday, Oct. 15, 1998, of a heart attack at Oakwood Hospital in Dearborn. A psychiatrist, she continued to see patients at her Dearborn office until she entered the hospital Oct. 9. "She never stopped working," said Sandra D'alfonso, who worked for Dr. Hirsch since 1968. "She just lived for her patients and the community." Educated in Heidelberg, Germany, Dr. Hirsch was enrolled in medical school as the Nazis were gaining power. "I went through medical school during the Hitler years and it was amazing that they let me graduate because many other Jewish students were not even permitted to take the exams," she wrote in March of 1997 in her memoirs of her family history. By the time she graduated, her brother Conrad had been accused of mismanaging the family's tobacco business and imprisoned by the Nazis. Dr. Hirsch wrote that her brother was locked up because he was baptized as a Protestant, was of Jewish heritage and married a gentile countess in 1933 -- less than a year after Hitler was elected chancellor of Germany. After his release from prison, Dr. Hirsch's brother was sent to Auschwitz. He spent two years inside history's most infamous concentration camp. "I had by that time, graduated from medical school and could have asked for my visa to go to the United States, which of course, most young professionals tried to do when they had Jewish blood in them," Dr. Hirsch explained in her memoirs. "But I was not going to leave Germany as long as Conrad was locked up." Through family connections, she helped Conrad get the proper documentation allowing him to leave Germany. He was released from Auschwitz in 1938, and along with his wife, found passage to Buenos Aires, Argentina. He died in 1984. Shortly after her brother arrived in Buenos Aires, Dr. Kirsch arranged for her mother and herself to go to Switzerland. "My mother was always worried about me because I was not the domestically interested girl that she expected her daughter to be," Dr. Hirsch wrote. "She kept warning me that I could never make it on my own in the United States. I did not know how to even wash a pair of stockings, etc." Stockings aside, Dr. Hirsch made it to the United States in the early 1940s. She received her medical license in New York and completed her psychiatric residency in New York's Bellevue Hospital. She came to Dearborn in the 1940s as the director of the psychiatric division at Wayne County General Hospital. Dr. Hirsch then became the director of outpatient service at the Northville Regional Psychiatric Hospital before leaving in the 1950s to begin her Dearborn practice. Over her 40-year career, Dr. Hirsch was honored many times. She was listed in Who's Who of American Women and Who's Who of Women Medical Specialists since the 1960s. She was a member of the American Association of University Women, League of Women Voters, University of Michigan-Dearborn Fairlane Music Guild and Dearborn Arts Council. Dr. Hirsch also served as president of the Dearborn Health Council. She is survived by three nephews, Erwin, Carlos and Cristobal. A memorial service will be held at noon Wednesday at the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 22546 Michigan, Dearborn.
HUMPHREY, WILLIAM H. Age 57, August 28. Dear son of Dorthy Humphrey. Brother of the late Prudence Humphrey. Arrangements by Edward Swanson & Son Funeral Home Memorials to: Myas
HABIB, ERMA M. (Nee ACCIVATTI) Age 84, November 2, 2000. Beloved wife of the late Joseph "Jim". Loving sister of Jean Fischer and Edith (Jim) De Marco. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends. Visitation at the Sterling Heights Chapel of Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 13650 E. Fifteen Mile Road (at Schoenherr) Saturday 2-9 p.m. and Sunday 1-9 p.m. with Funeral Service Sunday 7:30 p.m. Interment Private. Family requests donations to American Cancer Society.
HAPS, PATRICIA A., Age 68. Dear wife of Marvin. Mother of Alice Tell. Barbara (Craig) Hodge, William (Cindy), Larry, Marvin and the late John Haps. Sister of Mary Wrubel, David and Dan Pehrson. Grandmother of Tressa, Lindsey, Sarah, Katherine, Kasha and Aneshka. Visitation at Rudy Funeral Home, 25650 Van Dyke (10 1/2 Mile) Saturday 4-9 p.m. and Sunday Noon-9 p.m. with rosary 7 p.m. Instate Monday 9:30 a.m. at St. Clement Church, 25320 Van Dyke mass time 10 a.m. Interment St. Clement Cemetery.
HAVLICK, WILLIAM J., 79 yrs, died Oct. 21, survived by his daughters; Sharon Havlick and Leslie Jones (Dutch), Beverly Palmeri (Sam), sons; William and Gregg, stepson; Bruce Granstrom, sister Emily Liska, brother Edward (Peggy), nieces and nephews and many friends and good neighbors. Memorials may be sent to Hospice of Henry Ford Hospital and Michigan Cancer Society. Arrangements by Lesney & Son Funeral Home, 13201 W. Warren, Dearborn 48126.
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HUSHEN, HILDA C., Age 96. Wife of the late J. Wallace. Mother of John W. (Jack) and W. Timothy (Sally) of CA. Grandmother of Susan Bitzer of FL., Jane Clayton of PA, Peter and Case of VA. Sister in law of Nell Hushen and Leitha Trehey. Memorial Service Monday, November 6, 11 AM at Presbyterian Village, 17383 Garfield, Redford Twp. (N.of 6 Mi, bet Beech Daly & Telegraph) Contributions to Presbyterian Village appreciated.
HANNA, LINDA D., November 8, 2000. Beloved wife of the late Donald. Loving mother of Donald Jr. (Renee), Tammy (Basil), Wendy (Hassan) and Todd (Karen). Leaves 10 grandchildren. Dear sister-in-law of Carole. Memorial Mass Saturday 10 a.m. at St. Christopher Catholic Church, 7800 Woodmont, Detroit.
HANSON, ANDREW "ANDY" Age 68. November 7, 2000. Beloved husband of Darleen; loving father of Lynne Sullivan (Michael Holland), Lisa and Eric (Tracy); dear grand father of Connor and Bailey; brother of Lois (Robert) Balle and Diane Darling. Visiting Thursday 5-9 p.m. and Friday 1-9 p.m. at the A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 32000 Schoenherr at Masonic (13 Mi.), in Warren. Instate Saturday 10 a.m. at Christ Lutheran Church, 32300 Schoenherr, Warren, until time of service 11 a.m. Contributions may be made to Christ Lutheran Church.
HEIMSTADT, COLLEEN, Of Beverly Hills, MI, died Wednesday, October 25, 2000. Dear wife of Raymond. Mother of John (Cindy) and Leslie (Steve) Pangborn. Grandmother of Paul and Adam. Sister of Billie (Art) Williams and Betty Parker. Also survived by many special nieces, nephews and loving friends. Colleen has touched many as a social worker and founder of the Birmingham Community Women s Center. She was awarded the 1981 Heart of Gold Award. Colleen was a dynamic and devoted community leader. A Memorial Service is scheduled November 11, 2000, 11 a.m. at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 E. Davison Rd., Davison (810) 653-2171. Memorial contributions may be made to Genesys Hospice-Goodrich, 7280 S. State St., Goodrich, MI 48438.
HORVATH, ADELE J., Age 85, November 8, 2000. Beloved wife of the late John. Loving mother of Nancy (Greg) Ritz. Grandmother of Sean and Lindsay. Sister of Antoinette Gnida and Steve Kapinos. Prayers from R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Home , 31551 Ford Rd., Garden City, Monday 9:15AM followed by Funeral Mass at Our Savior P.N.C. Church, Dearborn Hts. at 10AM. Visitation Saturday 5-9PM and Sunday 12-9PM with a prayer service at 3PM.
HUNWICK, ROBERT F., Age 73, November 8, 2000. Beloved husband of the late Marjorie and the late Margaret. Loving father of Robert (Roxane), Gary and Patricia O Brien. Proud grandfather of Robert F., Jr., Justin, Kelly, Natalie, Jaclyn and Daniel. Dear brother of Richard, Carole Wright and Rodger. Member of Troy Elks and "The Ultimate U of M Fan". Visitation Friday 2-9 p.m. Funeral Saturday 10:30 a.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. (Shelby Twp.) 54880 Van Dyke at 25 Mile Rd. Donations to Children s Hospital are appreciated. Interment White Chapel.
HULKOFF, EDITH M., Age 82, November 10, 2000. Beloved wife of Arthur. Loving mother of Violet Baril and Arthur (Sharon). Grandmother of Michael, Mark, Diane and Kelly. Great-grandmother of 7 and great-great-grandmother of 1. Visitation Sunday 2-9. Funeral Monday 11 a.m. at A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 32000 Schoenherr at Masonic (13-1/2 Mile), Warren.
HALTER, BONNIE J. Age 72 of Royal Oak. November 12, 2000. Beloved wife of Harold A. Loving mother of David, Janet, Thomas (Jayne), Steven and Nancy. Dear sister of James (Eleanor) Matney and Virginia (Patrick) Callihan. Loving grandmother of seven. Mrs. Halter was pre-deceased by her parents and seven of her siblings. Services Thursday 10:30 a.m. at the Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 705 W. 11 Mile Rd. (4 blks. E. of Woodward), Royal Oak. Visitation Tuesday 5-8 p.m. and Wednesday 1-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials to American Heart or Diabetes Association appreciated.
HANNAN, MURIEL M., Age 74, November 12, 2000. Beloved wife of James. Loving mother of Barbara (David) Parol and Donald (Joan) Hannan. Grandmother of Jennifer, Jeffrey (Deanna), Jaime and Bryan. Sister-in-law of Virginia Hannan. Visitation Tuesday 2-9. Funeral Wednesday 9:30 a.m. at A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 32000 Schoenher at Masonic (13-1/2 Mile) Warren. Interment White Chapel Cemetery.
HAVELOCK, CATHERINE Resident of Ventura and Fullerton, CA passed away of heart failure on 11-10-00. Born 10-30-09 in Austria, she married Joseph Havelock (deceased) in Michigan in 1928. She is survived by daughters Elaine Havelock, Patricia Gatt, and son in law Donald Gatt. Also, grandchildren Karyn Gatt, Wendy Rubbert, Jeff Massnick, and Scott Anders; and a great-grandbaby Rebecca Rubbert. Our mother will be remembered lovingly as the heart of the family. She championed any of us that were in need. Her strength and spirit will live on in our hearts and memories. She was unique. She was "our Mom" and "Nana Banana." May she rest with the angels and her soul now be at peace. Graveside service will be held at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills, Calif. on 11-15-00 at 11:00 a.m.
HECK, NORMA YVONNE Age 62. 11/12/2000. Beloved wife of William "Bob". Loving mother of two and dearest sister of two brothers and three sisters. Funeral Thurs. 11 a.m. at the A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack, Grosse Pointe Woods. Visitation Tues. 6-9 p.m. & Wed. 1-9 p.m.
HORNING, MARIE F., Beloved wife of Edwin. Dear stepmother of Susan Horning Ashraf. Dear sister of Lillian Kenners, Jane (Jim) Rivard, Ted (Virginia) Leslie, and Edward Leszczynski. Dear step grandmother of Cameron Ashraf. Dear aunt of 15 nieces and nephews. Visitation Thursday 2-9 p.m. with a scripture service at 7 p.m. at the Wasik Funeral Home, 11470 Thirteen Mile Rd. (W. of Hoover). Instate Friday 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass 10 a.m. at St. Angela Church, 25001 Chippendale, Roseville. Interment Resurrection Cemetery
HAMMERMEISTER, ERNEST Age 96, August 31, 2000. Beloved husband of the late Stefanija. Loving uncle of six nieces and nephews. Burial at White Chapel in Troy at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 2. Arrangments by Charles Step Funeral Home Redford (313) 531-1888
HENDRICKS, DAVID JOSEPH Age 37, of Ferndale, passed away after a long illness on August 31, 2000. Beloved son of Marianne (Roy) Phillips and David (Sharon) Hendricks. Dear brother of Dawn Hendricks, half brother of Gerrit Hendricks. David was affectionate, sensitive, compassionate, creative, artistic, inventive and a handyman. He loved life and his hobbies included drawing, painting, NASCAR racing, flying, skiing, swimming and music. He will be missed by all of his family and friends. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Contributions to a charity of your choice in memory of David would be appreciated.
HEYMAN, FRANCES A., Age 83 of Ferndale since 1948. Dear wife of the Late Edward. Beloved mother of Ernest Leonard Heyman & Gail Frances (Brian) Prylon. Loving grandmother of Zachary Prylon, Kyle Prylon & Allison Heyman, and sister of Irene Rovinski. Visitation 2-5 & 7-9 pm Friday, Funeral Saturday 11:00 at SPAULDING & CURTIN FUNERAL HOME, 500 West Nine Mile Rd, Ferndale, 888-544-8500. Final Resting Place Heyman Cemetery, Ohio. Memorials to Donor s Choice.
HALLECK, VIRGIL A. Age 76 of St. Clair Shores. Beloved husband of the late Kathryn. Dearest father of Vicki Howes (David), Linda Baller (Richard), David (Patricia), Kevin (Leigh Ann). Grandfather of eight; great-grandfather of six. Pre-deceased by seven brothers and sisters. Friends may call on Saturday 6-9 p.m. and Sunday 2-9 p.m. at Kaul Funeral Home, 28433 Jefferson, St. Clair Shores. Funeral Monday 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial Resurrection.
HANSON, RICHARD A., September 8, 2000. Age 60. Beloved husband of Judith. Dear father of Sandra, Tracy, Craig (Renee) and Kristin. Son of Vida and the late Arthur. Grandfather of Kyle and Dominick. Brother of Marian, Peggy, Pattsy, Helen and the late Janet. Services at Manns-Ferguson Funeral Home, 17000 Middlebelt, S. of 6 Mile, Monday 11 a.m. Visitation Sunday 12-9.
HILL, MARTHA, Age 90 of Indian Village, Detroit. August, 20, 2000. Mother of Audrey Criner, Don Staes, and Judie Haefner. Sister of Fran Berg. Memorial Service Friday, September 15 at 5:30PM Christ Lutheran Church, Iroquois & Vernor, Indian Village, Detroit.
HOFFMAN, ELIZABETH R. Age 84. Wife of the late Elmer. Mother of Earl (Ginger). Grandmother of Steve (Melinda) Williams and Scott (Melanie) Williams. Great grandmother of Hanna, Gabriel, Sammie, and Kyle. Private Services were held. Arrangements by Care Memorial Society
HOGAN,WILLIAM J., Beloved husband of Sophie. Dear father of Regina Baumgart (Allen). Dear grandfather of Elizabeth Eschmenn, Cindy Amalio, Karen and Jennifer Baumgart. Resting at Rudy Funeral Home, 25650 Van Dyke, Monday 1-9 p.m. Rosary 7 p.m. Instate St. Clement Church Tuesday 10:30 a.m. until Mass 11 a.m.
HOUSE-HENRY, LUCILLE ANITA Born August 16, 1914, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, September 7, 2000. As a young adult, she moved from her Cleveland, Ohio home to Detroit, Michigan where she spent the next 60 years. For 50 of those years, she resided on Calvert Avenue, and was very active in the Calvert Avenue Block Club. Additionally, she was a devoted member of St. Stephens A.M.E. Church. Known for her beautiful voice, Lucille could be seen performing in nightclubs in the Detroit and nearby Canada areas during the past 60 years. In 1998, she moved to Columbus, Ohio to be close to her family for her remaining years. She was preceded in death by husband, Roy Henry; parents, Daniel and Zula House; brothers, Tommy, Merlin, Daniel, Leon, William and Walton; sisters, Eva Everett, Ella House, Ida (Charlie Victor) Moore of Detroit, and Zula Evans-Woodward. She is survived by her loving and devoted nephew, Emmett (Geraldine) Evans; nieces, Sandra Menzie, Barbara Jeanne (Romie) Watkins, Blanche (Robert) Little, Sharyn Sulliens, Sheilah House, and a host of great-nephews, great-nieces and friends. Funeral 7 PM Tuesday, September 12, 2000 at C.D. White & Son Funeral Home, 1217 Mt. Vernon Ave., Columbus, OH. Family will receive friends from 6 PM until the time of Service. Interment on Wednesday, September 13, 2000 at 10:00 A.M. Eastlawn Cemetery. Family may be contacted by phone at (614) 236-0955 (Barbara Jeanne Watkins).
HOUY, ANDREW C., Beloved husband of the late Rosalia. Dear father of William and the late Andrew and Rosalie. Dear grandpa of three grandchildren and seven great- grandchildren. Funeral from Hackett-Metcalf Funeral Home, 2640 Monroe Blvd. (near W. Outer Dr.), Dearborn, Tuesday 10 a.m. to Sacred Heart Church for 10:30. Mass. Visitation Monday 5-8 p.m. Rosary 7 p.m.
HUGHES, ERNA A., Age 83. Beloved wife of Joseph Roy. Dear mother of Donald A. Bader. Funeral Monday at 12 noon, Kaul Funeral Home, 27830 Gratiot, Roseville. Visitation Sunday 2-9 p.m. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Michigan, 16250 Northland Drive, Suite 212, Southfield, MI 48075.
HANSEN, WARREN EDWARD 76 of Elberta, formerly of Detroit, died Tuesday, September 21st at The Maples in Frankfort. Loving father of Richard of Bradstown, KY, Linda (Ralph) Pierce of Frankfort and Dawn (Dick) Root of Grand Ledge, devoted Grandfather of seven. Private family services will be held from the Frankfort Chapel, McElduff Funeral Homes.
HOLMES, MARY JANE, September 26, 2000. Age 69. Dear mother of Mary (Mark) Bobrowski and the late Charles H. Minter. Dear grandmother of Robert, Tom, Michele, Susan, Christopher, Carl and Ryan. Also surviving two great grandchildren. Dear sister of Sandra Blum and Sharon Shaw. Funeral services Thursday 8 PM at the Sterling Heights Chapel of the Obarzanek Funeral Home, 33250 Ryan Rd. (N. of 14 Mile Rd). Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation Thursday 3-9 PM.
HARMS, ELEANOR M., September 30. Beloved wife of Jack. Sister of Lorraine (Robert) Cavan and the late Alfred Boss and Ruth Smith. Sister-in-law of Dick (Stephanie) Harms and Donald (Barbara) Harms. Services Tuesday 11 a.m. at Sawyer-Fuller Funeral Home 2125 12 Mile Rd. (2 blk. W. of Woodward). Visitation Monday 2-8. Family suggests contributions to Karmanos Cancer.
HEUGHENS, RONALD J., of Shelby Twp. Beloved husband of Eugenia; dear father of Deborah (Joe) Grech; dear step-father of Edward (Kimberly) Bardyga and Mary Ellen (Steve) Bardyga; dear grandfather of Jason, Jodi and Nicholas; dear brother of Bob (Carol) Heughens and Mel (Judi) Heughens; dear nephew of Sophia Heslop. Funeral Mass Wednesday at St. Therese Lisieux Catholic Church, 48115 Schoenherr, Shelby Twp. Burial at Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton Twp. Visitation at Murphy & Hauss Funeral Directors, 47477 Romeo Plank, Macomb, Monday 5-9 p.m. and Tuesday 2-9 p.m. Rosary Tues. evening. Call 810-263-3100 for time of Mass. Memorials to Catholic Central High School Scholarship Fund.
HINDS, JAMES, of Portage. Jim s life began January 16, 1943, the son of Spencer Coleman Hinds and Barbara Nelson Hinds, in Flint. Jim was born two weeks late, and his whole life ran on a similar schedule. He started school in Flint, the family moved to Birmingham, MI and finally on to Bloomfield Hills. While in Birmingham, Jim was the pitcher for the little league baseball team that won the 1955 National Little League Championship. He continued playing baseball at Bloomfield Hills High School until his graduation in 1961. After high school, he attended Kalamazoo College, graduating in 1966. While at K College, Jim met a pretty young co-ed named Shae Cole. For Jim, there wasn t any question, and he asked her to marry him upon their first meeting, she said no. Jim continued to ask Shae to marry him every time he saw her, but it was finally Shae who proposed. He had finally charmed her and they were married in Birmingham on the very first Sweetest Day, October 21, 1967. Jim was working on his MBA at Western Michigan University in 1967 when he was recruited by IBM to join their sales force. He stayed with the company until 1981, when he and his partners went into business for themselves in what has evolved as Diverse Computer Marketers, Inc. Jim left the day to day responsibilities of DCM in 1992 because of his poor health but remained active in the company s sales. His true passion was golf. He learned to play golf from his grandfather Nelson when he was about 10 years old. Jim played golf in Pebble Beach (his idea of heaven), Spy Glass Hill, Doral in Florida, courses in North Carolina with a group from First of America Bank, and in Arizona. As a young man, he loved to fish, water-ski and boat on Grand Traverse Bay. Jim was a great public speaker and could hold the attention of all those around him with his great laugh and incredible smile. One word used to describe Jim is delight. He took great delight in everyone and everything that touched his life. One of the greatest joys in his life was his family. His wife Shae, daughter Andrea Hinds Patrick and her husband Kevin of Toronto, and son Steven Cole Hinds of Atlanta. Jim and Shae will be grandparents in February. Other members of the family include his mother Barbara Hinds of Grand Traverse Bay, a brother Bill and his wife Brooke Hinds of Ridgefield, CT, a sister Karen and her husband Barry Pierce of Charlevoix and his mother-in-law Victoria Cole. Jim heroically battled scleroderma and its increasing complications over the last ten years with grace and dignity. Jim died on September 29, 2000 at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo. His family will meet friends at the Rupert, Durham, Marshall and Gren Funeral Homes, Portage Chapel, on Monday, October 2 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. A private family service will be held at a later date. Memorials in Jim s name may be made to the United Way in support of scleroderma research or to the Scleroderma Research Foundation. Please share your memories of Jim with his family at the chapel or on line at www.rdmg.com
HUGELIER, RONALD R., September 29, 2000. Age 47. Beloved husband of Kimberly. Dearest father of Justin and Jill Hugelier. Loving son of George and Shirley Hugelier. Dear brother of Daniel (Katie) Hugelier, Kathy (Brian) Wieczorek and Kimberly (Scott) Breed. Funeral Tuesday 10:30 a.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Visitation Sunday 6-9 p.m. and Monday 1-9 p.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery.
HAYES, GLORIA "MADELINE" October 7, 2000, Age 76. Beloved wife of the late William Hayes and the the late Theodore Mantyla. Dearest mother of Ted Mantyla, Tim (Karen) Mantyla, Bill (Pat) Hayes and Dennis (Karin) Hayes. Also survived by seven grandchildren, three sisters and six brothers. Visitation Monday 3-9 p.m. and Tuesday 1-9 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Rosary Tuesday 7:30 p.m. Instate Wednesday 9:00 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. time of Mass at St. Blase Church, 12151 15 Mile Road. (bet. Schoenherr & Van Dyke). Memorials to American Diabetes Association appreciated.
HARVEY, WILLIAM R., of Higgins Lake, formerly of Harper Woods, age 81 years, died October 23, 2000. William was a retired Detroit Police Officer who served for over 25 years. Beloved husband of Eileen Harvey of Higgins Lake, dear father of John (Barbara) Harvey of Clinton Township, Grandfather of David J. Harvey of Mt. Clemens, and Suzanne R. Harvey of Clinton Township, also loving Great-grandfather of Steven Wm. Harvey Hoagland, Andrew Hoagland and Madeline Hoagland all of Lexington, KY. William was predecreasedby one grand-son Steven William Harvey in 1992 and one brother Robert Harvey. The family will receive friends at St. James Catholic Church of Houghton Lake on Wednesday, October 25, 2000 from 4-8 P.M. The Funeral Mass will be held at St. James Catholic Church on Thursday, October 26, 2000 at 11:00 A.M. Memorial Contributions may be made to St. James Catholic Church. Arrangements by Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home, of Prudenville.
HEIDELBERG, RICHARD J. age 69 formerly of Mancelona, MI. October 29, 2000. Beloved father of Donna (Russell) Cockerham of Howell. Richard (Sandy) Heidelberg of Hillsdale, Daniel (Lisa) Gonshorowski of Osseo, Dale (Jill) Gonshorowski of Hillsdale. Dear grandfather of Heather (Paul), Garett, Alisha, Drew and Tyler. Dear brother of Charles (Kathy) Heidelberg, Mary Kriska, Barbara McCarthy, Donald (Sharon) Heidelberg. Funeral from Lynch & Sons (Richard-Bird Chapel) 404 E. Liberty St., Milford, Tuesday 10 a.m. Friends may visit Monday 5-9 p.m. For further information call (248) 684-6645.
HORGAN, TERRANCE, age 50, of Allen Park. Beloved husband of Janice; loving father of Sean, Terra, Greg Smith, Brian Smith and Jeremy Smith; dear son of Geraldine Horgan and James (Cathy) Horgan; dear brother of Timothy (Sally), Maggie (Andy) Grantz, Debbie Smith, Sharon (Mike) Harris and Doug Smith. Services Wednesday 11:30 a.m. at Voran Funeral Home (Allen Park Chapel), 5900 Allen Rd. Visitation Monday 5-9 p.m. and Tuesday 1-9 p.m.
LANSING -- Businessman David Hermelin put together multimillion-dollar deals, threw lavish fund-raising parties for presidential candidates and served as the nation's ambassador to Norway. Yet those who mourned his death Wednesday at age 63 from a brain tumor said they will miss the Bingham Farms resident most for the wit, energy, integrity and compassion he brought to his life and to those around him. "He embodied the best of human characteristics, including what he would like to call a positive attitude," said his physician, Dr. Mark Rosenblum. "He believed in giving, and he would receive. He leaves a terrible hole, and an incredible legacy." The man who often would do magic tricks for other patients when he came in to get radiation treatments also loved to serenade his family and friends with new words he wrote to old songs. He presented four such ditties during a 1992 fund-raiser at his home for Democratic presidential candidate Bill Clinton. Encouraged by Hermelin's enthusiasm, everyone joined in -- including Clinton. "All of us who knew David admired him deeply for his remarkable combination of energy, wit, optimism and commitment to family, faith and the common good," Clinton said in a statement released Wednesday by the White House. "He was a magnificent man." Besides being a co-owner of The Palace of Auburn Hills, Hermelin also was a real estate owner, developer and manager and venture capital investor. He was the former international chairman of the State of Israel Bonds campaign and served on the board of directors for the Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit, among others. He was or has been involved with United Jewish Appeal, the Jewish Welfare Federation of Detroit, Detroit Round Table of Christians and Jews, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Children's Hospital of Michigan, Michigan Opera Theatre, the University of Michigan, Hebrew University, the Jewish Theological Seminary and the Weizmann Institute in Israel. His generosity was a part of Hermelin from childhood. He remembers taking wheelbarrows through his neighborhood during World War II to collect canned goods, clothing and rubber for the war effort. A major Democratic donor, he also raised money for causes ranging from medical centers to the symphony to the homeless. "I can't sell something I don't believe in. But if I do believe in it, I'm not a bad salesman," Hermelin said in a 1997 Associated Press interview. "I feel that I have tried to be a cheerleader, a Michigan booster, a metropolitan Detroit supporter." His business partners, whether they co-owned an Israeli glass factory or a Lansing apartment complex with him, were often people he grew up with in Detroit during the 1940s and '50s. That included Eugene Applebaum, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Troy-based Arbor Drugs, who sat one seat away from Hermelin in kindergarten. It also included Martin R. Goldman, best man at Hermelin's 1958 wedding and his lifelong friend and business partner. "You could go anywhere in the world, and if you told them you were from Detroit, invariably the first comment was, ãDo you know David Hermelin?"' Goldman said. "His intellect and his integrity always came to the fore." Hermelin graduated with a bachelor's degree in business from the University of Michigan in 1958 and attended the Detroit College of Law. Both schools awarded him honorary degrees. He was appointed in 1997 by President Clinton to be U.S. ambassador to Norway. In 1999, Hermelin convinced Clinton to become the first sitting U.S. president to visit Norway. For his service there, the king of Norway presented Hermelin with the Royal Norwegian Order of Merit Grand Cross, the country's highest civilian award. His three-year appointment began January 1998, but Hermelin had to return to Michigan late that year for treatment after the brain tumor was discovered. He went back to Norway after surgery, but resigned early this year after it became too difficult to shuttle between Oslo and Detroit for treatment. After the tumor was discovered, Hermelin's family and friends raised $10 million for the Hermelin Brain Tumor Center, which researches and treats brain tumors. The center at Henry Ford Hospital is part of the New Applications in Brain Tumor Therapy Consortium housed at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore. Hermelin liked to ski and play tennis, and had an interest in music and the theater. Faylene Owen remembers doing a magic act with him during their childhood days in Detroit. She said he always made everyone feel he had all the time in the world for them, even though he was one of the busiest people she ever met. "He was an extraordinary human being, and a fine comedian, and fine songwriter and a wonderful magician, and a great family man," she said Wednesday. "No one was more charitable than David Hermelin." Democratic U.S. Sen. Carl Levin, who has known Hermelin since high school, said Hermelin's death was a huge loss. "Millions of people, in particular children that he never knew, benefitted from his incredible philanthropy and deep and abiding belief that all humankind is of one family," Levin said. "If I made a list of people I've admired the most in my life, he would be one of a handful, at the very top." Hermelin died about 4:30 a.m. Wednesday at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Rosenblum said. Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. Friday at Congregation Shaarey Zedek in Southfield. Hermelin is survived by his wife, Doreen. The couple has five grown children and eight grandchildren.
HANAWALT, THOMAS E., Age 54. January 2, 2001. Suddenly. Loving husband of Susan (nee Droze); dearest father of Jason and Edward (Jennifer); beloved son of Calvin and Nancy Hanawalt; dear brother of Linda (Serafino) DeCaro; brother-in-law of Nancy Getzen, Maureen (Thomas) Bosman, Michael (Susan) Droze and Martin (Laura) Droze; also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Funeral Saturday 10 a.m. at Verheyden Funeral Home, 16300 Mack Ave., Grosse Pte. Visitation Thursday 5-9 p.m. and Friday 1-9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Michigan State University College of Engineering, 2459 Engineering Building, E. Lansing, MI 48824-1226, appreciated.
HARMON, AGNES, 78 of Waterford. January 3, 2001. Preceded in death by her husband s, Charles Becker and John R. Harmon. Loving mother of Robert C. (Lynn) Becker, Tim (Jenny) Harmon, Bob (Alma) Harmon and Beverly Hysell. Beloved grandmother to many. Mrs. Harmon worked numerous years for the Community National Bank in Keego Harbor. As a member of the Birmingham Country Club, she enjoyed golf and bowling. She was an avid vegetable gardener, NY Times crossword puzzle expert and loved to travel. Friends may visit Friday 12:30 pm until time of service at 2:30 pm at the Godhardt-Tomlinson Funeral Home, Keego Harbor. (248) 682-0200. Interment Pine Lake Cemetery, West Bloomfield. Memorials to Home Health Plus Hospice, Salvation Army or Karmanos Cancer Institute are appreciated.
BLOOMFIELD HILLS -- Lillian V. Hammond, 87, a charter member of Kirk in the Hills Presbyterian Church, died of coronary failure Thursday, Feb. 15, 2001, in Canterbury on the Lake nursing home, Waterford Township. A lifelong Bloomfield Hills resident, Mrs. Hammond was also a member of the National Farm and Garden Club and the Village Women's Club. For years, she hosted a Christmas party at St. Elizabeth nursing home in Bloomfield Hills. Surviving are a son, John B. Jr.; two grandchildren; and a sister. A memorial service was to be held at 11 a.m. today in the church, 1340 Long Lake, Bloomfield Hills
BLOOMFIELD HILLS -- A memorial service for William F. Hayden, who devoted much of his life to raising money for the American Friends Service Committee, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Birmingham Unitarian Church, 38651 Woodward. From 1959 until his retirement in 1982, Mr. Hayden was a fund raiser for the American Friends, also known as the Quakers, a humanitarian organization committed to social justice and peace. Mr. Hayden, 85, who had lived in the Detroit area since 1971, died of pneumonia on Sunday, Dec. 17, 2000, in Oakwood Commons skilled nursing center, Dearborn. He also contributed personally to The Friends School in Detroit, the Detroit Anti-Hunger Program, The Environmental Defense Fund, the American Civil Liberties Union, the National Lawyers Guild and other charities. After retirement, he continued to work for reform of the criminal justice system and to outlaw the death penalty. And, he volunteered to drive children to visit their mothers in prison, said his friend and lawyer, John Grenke. "He was an issues guy," Grenke said. Mr. Hayden often spent his evenings writing letters to newspaper editors on a variety of social concerns, the lawyer explained. Born in Denver, Mr. Hayden graduated from Harvard University in 1937, then went to live in Germany to pursue a master's degree in German language. But World War II forced him and his wife, Marie, to move to the United States, where they settled in Massachusetts. They were divorced in 1959. Mr. Hayden married Molly Tan Lo in 1971 and the two were active jointly for years in various civil libertarian issues, Grenke said. They were divorced in 1986. His body was cremated.