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Roberta Evelyn Stanish

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Age 89, of Bloomfield, Mich., passed away early Saturday, February 18, 2014 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Oakland surrounded by her loving family. Anyone who knew Roberta knew how proud she was of her children and grandchildren. Her second love was Michigan State University (MSU) basketball and football. Born in Buffalo, New York she moved to Detroit, Mich. at an early age. She worked her way through MSU, graduating with a BA in Education and a Masters in Special Education from Wayne State University. She was an elementary teacher in Detroit and Eastpointe, Mich. for over 30 years. Roberta is survived by her children, Lynne A. Coulter, Drummond Island, Mich., Douglas L. (Karen Ellis) Coulter, Truckee, Calif., Barbra J. (Richard) Kacel, Lincoln, Mich.; grandchildren, Alicia Lynne Kacel (Craig Gorman), Hermosa Beach, Calif., Richard J. Kacel III, Waterford, Mich., Matthew R. (Rachel) Kacel, Norton Shores, Mich., Sage A. (Amy) Coulter, Washoe Valley, Nev. and Nicholas A. Coulter, Roseville, Mich. She also had two great-grandchildren, Abigail Mae and Emma Grace (Matthew and Rachel Kacel). Roberta was preceded in death by her loving husband, Anthony Stanish; parents, Willard and Helen Robinson; sister, Dorothy Collins, and son, Craig A Coulter. A private family Celebration of Life will be held in the summer 2014.
Published in The Macomb Daily on Mar. 2, 2014
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