Detroit Free Press Obituaries

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May 27, 2020

Patricia Ann Bronikowski (Varcoe)

Patricia Ann Bronikowski (Varcoe)

Patricia Ann (Varcoe) Bronikowski Patricia Ann (Varcoe) Bronikowski passed to eternal life at the age of 84 on May 20, 2020, after a brief illness. She was born in South Bend, Indiana on April 14, 1936 to Percy S. and Edna P. Varcoe. For those who knew Pat, she was a...

Published in Detroit Free Press & The Detroit News from May 24, 2020 to May 27, 2020.
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Phillip Louis Curtis

Phillip Louis Curtis

Phillip Louis Curtis 8/26/1940-5/19/2020 Born in Detroit, Michigan to Loren W. F. and Maureen E. (née McGough) Curtis. A US Navy veteran and Lawrence Technological University graduate, he worked 42 years for Detroit Edison, primarily at Monroe Power Plant. Preceding him in...

Published in The Detroit News & Detroit Free Press from May 22, 2020 to May 28, 2020.

Carole Lee Dubin

Carole Lee Dubin

Carole Lee Dubin Carole Lee Dubin, a resident of Milford, native of Detroit, and former resident of Livonia, Franklin and West Bloomfield died peacefully at her home surrounded by family on May 25, 2020 at the age of 77. Carole received her undergraduate degree in nursing...

Published in The Detroit News & Detroit Free Press from May 26, 2020 to May 27, 2020.

Margrit Brüggmann Getsinger

Margrit Brüggmann Getsinger

Margrit Brüggmann Getsinger Orinda, CA - Margrit Brüggmann Getsinger, age 100, of Orinda, CA formerly of West Bloomfield, MI - 10/8/19 - 2/4/2020. Preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Getsinger (1995) & son-in-law, Peter Cassidy (1996). Survived by children, Joan, Pierce...

Published in Observer & Eccentric Newspapers from Feb. 14, 2020 to Jun. 7, 2020.

Paul D. Gilpatrick Sr.

Paul D. Gilpatrick Sr.

Paul D. Gilpatrick, Sr. Chicopee - Paul D. Gilpatrick, Sr., of Chicopee, MA, passed away on Friday May 22, 2020 from complications of having COVID-19 at Holyoke Medical Center at the age of 86. He had been a resident of the VA Soldier's Home in Holyoke. Born on December 26,...

Published in The Detroit News & Detroit Free Press from May 26, 2020 to May 27, 2020.

Kayleen J. Hartman

Kayleen J. Hartman

Kayleen J. Hartman Northville - Kayleen J. Hartman, age 81 of Northville, passed away on May 17, 2020. She was born in Green Springs, Ohio on October 5, 1938; daughter of Wilbur and Gladine (nee Knappenberg) Bell. Kay graduated from Green Springs High School, class of 1956....

Published in Hometown Weekly Newspapers from May 22, 2020 to May 28, 2020.

Robert J. Hennessey

Robert J. Hennessey

Robert J. Hennessey Royal Oak - Hennessey, Robert J. "Henny" age 77, May 21, 2020. Beloved husband of Carol (Cybulski). Loving father of Dawn (Tom) Medici and Michelle (Jeff) Collick. Proud and devoted grandfather of Samantha Medici, Christina Medici, Ryan Collick, Paige...

Published in The Detroit News & Detroit Free Press from May 23, 2020 to May 31, 2020.

Pastor William Charles Lindholm

Pastor William Charles Lindholm

Pastor William Charles Lindholm Livonia - Age 88. May 9, 2020. Beloved husband to the late Patricia Lindholm for 65 years. Loving father to William Jr., Jana (Carleton) Britt and the late Jonell Lindholm. Dear Grandfather of Rachel and Lauren Britt. Brother to John Lindholm,...

Published in Observer & Eccentric Newspapers from May 22, 2020 to May 31, 2020.

Margaret E. Lockwood

Margaret E. Lockwood

Margaret E. Lockwood Farmington Hills - Born July 19, 1925, in Jarrettsville, MD, to Wilton and Ethel Richardson and entered eternal life on May 26, 2020. Margaret received her bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland. She married Robert K. Lockwood on May 24, 1947,...

Published in The Detroit News & Detroit Free Press from May 26, 2020 to May 31, 2020.

Susan Phyllis Shatter (Barman)

Susan Phyllis Shatter (Barman)

Susan Phyllis (Barman) Shatter Susan Phyllis (Barman) Shatter, 60, of Dearborn passed away on May 16, 2020. Beloved high school sweetheart and wife of the late Brian Shatter. Loving mother of Ashley (Anthony) Scanlon and Jason Shatter. Dearest gigi of Mia, Albie and Rogan....

Published in Detroit Free Press & The Detroit News from May 26, 2020 to May 27, 2020.

Carol Stainbrook (Fox)

Carol Stainbrook (Fox)

Carol (Fox) Stainbrook Carol (Fox) Stainbrook originally from Mather, PA and loving daughter of Virginia (Daugherty) Schnuphase and Dennis Fox passed away peacefully in her New Baltimore, MI home on Thursday, May 21 2020 at the age of 82. Carol is survived by her loving...

Published in The Detroit News & Detroit Free Press from May 26, 2020 to May 27, 2020.

Herbert E. Wilson

Herbert E. Wilson

Herbert E. Wilson Herbert E. Wilson, AKA "Mr. Wilson, age 73 of Canton passed away on May 20, 2020. He was preceded in death by his wife Elizabeth Ann, who passed away on July 14, 2019. Today we lost a true friend of many. He was called home to be with his wife Ann. He will...

Published in Detroit Free Press & The Detroit News from May 22, 2020 to May 29, 2020.

May 25, 2020

Richard Colby

Richard Colby

Richard Colby Kalamazoo - Richard Colby, age 77, of Kalamazoo, Michigan, passed away May 24, 2020 after battling pancreatic cancer for 1 ½ years. He was born in Chicago to the late Leonard L. and the late Mildred Berman Colby (nee Cohen). The family moved to Kalamazoo when...

Published in The Detroit News & Detroit Free Press from May 24, 2020 to May 25, 2020.

Frances Johnston Diebboll

Frances Johnston Diebboll

Frances Johnston Diebboll Frances Johnston Diebboll, Born January 15th, 1934, passed away May 7th, 2020. Daughter of Dr. Joseph & Janice Johnston, she married Robert Diebboll June 22, 1955. Francie & Bob built their house in Washington, Michigan, using bricks from demolished...

Published in Detroit Free Press & The Detroit News from May 24, 2020 to May 25, 2020.

Giovanna Vitale

Giovanna Vitale

Giovanna Vitale St. Clair Shores - Giovanna Vitale, age 87 of St. Clair Shores passed away May 21, 2020. Beloved wife of Vito for 63 years. Loving mother of Marco (Deborah) and Antonino (Caterina); dear grandmother of Samantha. Giovanna is survived by siblings Nancy...

Published in The Detroit News & Detroit Free Press from May 23, 2020 to May 25, 2020.

May 24, 2020

Erwann Basset

Erwann Basset

Erwann Basset Farmington Hills - Erwann Basset, 22, of Farmington Hills MI, passed on May 2, 2020. Erwann was born on October 7, 1997 to Sylvaine Goujon in the Breton city of Loudéac, France. He lived around Paris until age 6 before moving to Michigan with his mother and...

Published in Detroit Free Press & The Detroit News from May 20, 2020 to May 24, 2020.

Francis John Beier

Francis John Beier

Francis John Beier Plymouth - Age 72. Beloved husband of Margaret. Dear father of Nichole (Bryan) Sturdy and Timothy (Kalisha). Loving grandfather of Brynn and Cole. Dear brother of Joseph J., Jr. and Anne Schock. Visitation Wednesday, 1:30 p.m., L.J. Griffin Funeral Home,...

Published in Detroit Free Press & The Detroit News from May 22, 2020 to May 24, 2020.

Dolores Blackburn

Dolores Blackburn

Dolores Blackburn Dearborn Heights - Dolores E. Blackburn, May 20, 2020, Age 98. Beloved wife of the late Elden. Loving mother of Jim (Toni) and Jerry (Susan Jefferis). Cherished grandmother of Michael, Brian (Amy), Christopher (Kelli) and Darren. Adored great grandmother of...

Published in Detroit Free Press & The Detroit News from May 22, 2020 to May 24, 2020.

Valeria Madeline Colombatto Brown

Valeria Madeline Colombatto Brown

Valeria Madeline Colombatto Brown Hull - Colombatto Brown, Valeria Madeline of Hull, Massachusetts, formerly of Farmington Hills, Michigan and Santa Fe, New Mexico, passed away on May 18, 2020 at the Life Care Center of the South Shore in Scituate. She was 93. Born in...

Published in Detroit Free Press & The Detroit News from May 23, 2020 to May 24, 2020.

Edward Lionel Chappel Jr.

Edward Lionel Chappel Jr.

Edward Lionel Chappel, Jr. Edward L. Chappel, Jr., age 86 of Howell, passed away peacefully late Monday morning, May 18, 2020. Born on October 7, 1933 in Bad Axe, Michigan, he was the son of the late Edward L. Sr. and the late Gladys L. (Merrick) Chappel. Ed had been a Howell...

Published in Livingston Daily Press & Argus from May 21, 2020 to May 24, 2020.

Delicia A. Chmura

Delicia A. Chmura

Delicia A. Chmura age 87, died May 9, 2020 in Chandler, Arizona. A resident of Warren, she was the beloved wife of Donald Henry Chmura. Dearest mother of John (Ann Marie) Chmura and Mark (Angela) Chmura. Loving grandmother of Jonathan, Andrew, Emily (Adam) Olfidani, Stephen,...

Published in The Detroit News & Detroit Free Press from May 19, 2020 to May 24, 2020.

Ilene Coffman

Ilene Coffman

Ilene Coffman Age 100, died April 24, 2020 of Covid-19. Beloved wife of the late Al Coffman, the horse racing columnist at the Detroit Free Press and News for over 50 years. Dear mother of Heidi (Craig Cesarone), Amy Paberzs (Andrew) and Joseph (Nancy), and the late Dennis...

Published in Detroit Free Press & The Detroit News from May 17, 2020 to May 24, 2020.

Wanda Cottrill

Wanda Cottrill

Wanda Cottrill Sterling Heights - Wanda Cottrill, age 86, passed away May 18, 2020. Wanda was a loving, caring and accepting person. Daughter of Mary and Noble Strother, she was born in French Lick, Indiana. Wanda was raised in Jeffersonville, Indiana and graduated from...

Published in The Detroit News & Detroit Free Press from May 22, 2020 to May 24, 2020.

Betty Ann Barnes Dryer

Betty Ann Barnes Dryer

Betty Ann Barnes Dryer Wayne - Betty Ann Barnes Dryer, 102, of Wayne, Michigan passed away peacefully Wednesday, May 20, 2020. Born in Kinderhook, Michigan, on November 18, 1917, to Otis O. and Bernice Barnes, she was later joined by a sister, Ruth, and a brother, Jack. While...

Published in The Detroit News & Detroit Free Press from May 22, 2020 to May 24, 2020.

William Flavin

William Flavin

William Flavin - - William "Bill" Flavin died with his loving family by his side on May 19, 2020 at the age of 77. He is survived by his loving wife Maxine of 11 years and their children and grandchildren; Daniel Patrick Flavin (Amy); their children Delaney and Chase; Riley...

Published in Detroit Free Press & The Detroit News from May 23, 2020 to May 24, 2020.

William Flavin

William Flavin

William Flavin - - William "Bill" Flavin died with his loving family by his side on May 19, 2020 at the age of 77. He is survived by his loving wife Maxine of 11 years and their children and grandchildren; Daniel Patrick Flavin (Amy); their children Delaney and Chase; Riley...

Published in The Detroit News & Detroit Free Press from May 23, 2020 to May 24, 2020.

Ruth M. Gibson

Ruth M. Gibson

Ruth M. Gibson Grafton - Ruth M. Gibson (nee Vaughn), 90, of Grafton, OH formerly of Beverly Hills, FL. Passed away Peacefully Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at Vitalia in Strongsville. She was born October 5, 1929 in Detroit, MI. and was raised in Detroit. Ruth was a clerk for...

Published in The Detroit News & Detroit Free Press from May 22, 2020 to May 24, 2020.

Janet Hadley

Janet Hadley

Janet Hadley Janet Hadley went to be with her Lord at the age of 85, on Thursday May 21, 2020. Cherished wife of the late William. Loving mother of Patricia, Beth (Mike), Kathleen (Ed), and Karen (Bill). Beloved G'ma of Megan, Andrea, Cody, Deanna, Eric, Monica, and Kyle....

Published in The Detroit News & Detroit Free Press from May 23, 2020 to May 24, 2020.

Kayleen J. "Kay" Hartman

Kayleen J. "Kay" Hartman

Kayleen J. "Kay" Hartman Northville - Age 81, of Northville passed away May 17, 2020. Beloved wife of the late Robert "Bob". Loving mother of Laurie (Bob) Wasko, Doug (Amy) Hartman, and Jeff Hartman. Dear sister of Sharon (Henry) Johnson. Cherished grandmother of Caitlin,...

Published in The Detroit News & Detroit Free Press from May 22, 2020 to May 24, 2020.

Kayleen J. "Kay" Hartman

Kayleen J. "Kay" Hartman

Kayleen J. "Kay" Hartman Northville - Age 81, of Northville passed away May 17, 2020. Beloved wife of the late Robert "Bob". Loving mother of Laurie (Bob) Wasko, Doug (Amy) Hartman, and Jeff Hartman. Dear sister of Sharon (Henry) Johnson. Cherished grandmother of Caitlin,...

Published in Detroit Free Press & The Detroit News from May 22, 2020 to May 24, 2020.

Christine A. Heins

Christine A. Heins

Christine A. Heins Redford Twp. - Passed away May 22, 2020. Age 74. Beloved wife of Robert. Loving mother of Robert and Renee. Dear sister of Dolores (Robert) Kluba, Ronald Platek, Mary Ann Keeler and Gerald (Gloria) Platek. Private family visitation Sunday 10-11 am at the...

Published in The Detroit News & Detroit Free Press from May 22, 2020 to May 24, 2020.

Mary Antoinette Paletti Workman Hill

Mary Antoinette Paletti Workman Hill

Mary Antoinette Paletti Workman Hill Muncie - 77, of Muncie, Indiana, passed away on May 21, 2020 in Muncie, Indiana. Mary was born on July 21, 1942 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Nicola and Frances Paletti. She was a retired bookkeeper. She is survived by husband, George...

Published in Detroit Free Press & The Detroit News from May 22, 2020 to May 24, 2020.

Murray Hozman

Murray Hozman

Murray Hozman Farmington Hills - Murray Hozman, 93, of Farmington Hills, died on 21 May 2020. Beloved husband of 50 years of the late Millie Hozman. Cherished father of Kim Botsford, Aron Hozman, the late Scott Hozman, and the late Diane Hozman. Loving grandfather of Evan...

Published in The Detroit News & Detroit Free Press from May 22, 2020 to May 24, 2020.

Mary Frances Hurd

Mary Frances Hurd

Mary Frances Hurd Oak Park - Mary Frances Hurd, a resident of Oak Park for 65 years, passed away on May 17, 2020 at the age of 96. She was born to her parents Tom and Elta Bailey on January 11, 1924 in Murray, KY. Mary married her husband William Hurd on May 1, 1946 in...

Published in Detroit Free Press & The Detroit News from May 21, 2020 to May 24, 2020.

Martin Scot Kosins

Martin Scot Kosins

Martin Scot Kosins Martin Scot Kosins, musician and author, left this mortal plane May 18, 2020 after a protracted illness. Martin is survived by his sister and brother-in-law Laurie and Sheldon Weintrob, their children Sari (Steven) Rosenberg, Eric Weintrob, great-niece Anna...

Published in The Detroit News & Detroit Free Press from May 22, 2020 to May 24, 2020.

Cheryl Margaret Lantinga

Cheryl Margaret Lantinga

Cheryl Margaret Lantinga Cheryl Margaret Lantinga passed away on Friday, May 15, 2020, peacefully, with family by her side at Henry Ford Macomb, after a massive stroke. She was 75 years-old. Cheryl attended Lamphere High School. She retired from Consumers Energy after 31...

Published in Detroit Free Press & The Detroit News from May 18, 2020 to May 24, 2020.

James Larkin

James Larkin

James Larkin Plymouth - James Larkin, 80, of Plymouth, MI died May 18 in his home surrounded by his wife and children following complications from cancer treatment. Having worked as a Steamfitter for 60 years, James was proud to have once served as President of Pipefitters...

Published in The Detroit News & Detroit Free Press from May 19, 2020 to May 24, 2020.

Herbert David Levitt

Herbert David Levitt

Herbert David Levitt Grosse Pointe Park - Herbert David Levitt August 1, 1928 - May 18, 2020. Herb Levitt was a husband, father, grandfather, newspaper reporter, court administrator, attorney, and comedian. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, he moved to Detroit as a teen, and made the...

Published in The Detroit News & Detroit Free Press from May 22, 2020 to May 24, 2020.

Robert Link

Robert Link

Robert Link, 87, of Birmingham, Michigan, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 16, 2020. Robert is survived by his wife, Cynthia, of nearly 63 years and his son Frederick, as well as his granddaughters Helena and Amy. He is predeceased by his brother Dick and his son...

Published in Detroit Free Press & The Detroit News from May 20, 2020 to May 24, 2020.

Raffaelle Macioce

Raffaelle Macioce

Raffaelle Macioce Ira - Raffaelle Macioce, age 85 of Ira passed away May 20, 2020. Raffaelle served in the U.S. Army and was an Usher and member of the Knights of Columbus at Immaculate Conception Church. He brought AYSO to Michigan and he coached Women's Soccer. In 2005, he...

Published in The Detroit News & Detroit Free Press from May 21, 2020 to May 24, 2020.

Michael D. Mariconi

Michael D. Mariconi

Michael D. Mariconi Orion - Our beloved brother, uncle, and friend passed away May 18, 2020 at the age of 71. He was born in 1948 to the late Michael F. And Jean (nee Perry) Mariconi. For all of those who knew him, Mike was a kind, loving and caring man with the biggest...

Michael D. Mariconi

Michael D. Mariconi

Michael D. Mariconi Orion - Our beloved brother, uncle, and friend passed away May 18, 2020 at the age of 71. He was born in 1948 to the late Michael F. And Jean (nee Perry) Mariconi. For all of those who knew him, Mike was a kind, loving and caring man with the biggest...

Susan Karen McEwan (Barcus)

Susan Karen McEwan (Barcus)

Susan Karen (Barcus) McEwan Wife, mother, friend, and educator left this world on Thursday, May 21. The joy of her smile and the offering of a helping hand will be deeply missed by all family and friends. For several years she worked in the Three District Vocational...

Published in The Detroit News & Detroit Free Press from May 22, 2020 to May 24, 2020.

Michael Joseph McKay

Michael Joseph McKay

Michael Joseph McKay Shelby Twp. - May 21, 2020 Age 80. Beloved husband of Rosemarie (nee Parisi ). Loving father of Michael McKay IV, David (Lu) McKay, Kenneth (Kim) McKay and Tricia (Paul) Trulik. Proud grandfather of 10. Dearest brother of Margie (Victor) Mondine and the...

Published in The Detroit News & Detroit Free Press from May 22, 2020 to May 24, 2020.

John Novak

John Novak

John Novak Brownstown - Novak, John "Jack"F. May 20, 2020. Age 71 of Brownstown. Beloved husband of Kathy. Loving father of John (Mary) Novak and Cassie (Thomas) Acker. Dear brother of Ellen (Robert) Vanlandschoot. Dearest grandfather of Ava and Caleb Acker. John was preceded...

Published in The Detroit News & Detroit Free Press from May 22, 2020 to May 24, 2020.

Charles Pinto

Charles Pinto

Charles Pinto Livonia - Charles Pinto, 92, of Livonia, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 2, 2020. He was born on March 11, 1928 in Brooklyn, New York to Francusco "Frank" and Mary (Kelly) Pinto. Charlie and his family moved to Detroit in 1942 when he was 14 years old....

Published in Observer & Eccentric Newspapers from May 17, 2020 to May 24, 2020.

Margaret Robbins

Margaret Robbins

Margaret Robbins St. Clair Shores - Margaret Robbins, age 83. Passed away on May 20, 2020 following a lengthy illness. Born in Rhodes, England on April 20, 1937. She met and married her dear late husband Bill while he served in England in the US Air Force. Loving mother of...

Published in The Detroit News & Detroit Free Press from May 21, 2020 to May 24, 2020.

Antonio A. "Toto" Ruggirello

Antonio A. "Toto" Ruggirello

Antonio A. "Toto" Ruggirello - - May 19, 2020, age 82. Loving uncle of Tony (Rose), Jerry (Sania), and Angelic. Dearest great uncle of Nino (Lauren), Tony, Maria, Gina, Juliana, Joe, Ava, and Kenny. Cherished brother of the late Joseph, Louis, and Antonino. Funeral Mass...

Published in The Detroit News & Detroit Free Press from May 20, 2020 to May 24, 2020.

Antonio A. "Toto" Ruggirello

Antonio A. "Toto" Ruggirello

Antonio A. "Toto" Ruggirello - - May 19, 2020, age 82. Loving uncle of Tony (Rose), Jerry (Sania), and Angelic. Dearest great uncle of Nino (Lauren), Tony, Maria, Gina, Juliana, Joe, Ava, and Kenny. Cherished brother of the late Joseph, Louis, and Antonino. Funeral Mass...

Published in Detroit Free Press & The Detroit News from May 20, 2020 to May 24, 2020.

Rene John "Rj" Rutkofske

Rene John "Rj" Rutkofske

Rene "RJ" John Rutkofske Rene "RJ" John Rutkofske, age 66, a longtime resident of Eastpointe, passed away peacefully on May 9, 2020. A memorial Mass will be held at a later date. View full obituary and check for service details as they become available at...

Published in The Detroit News & Detroit Free Press from May 23, 2020 to May 24, 2020.

Reynolds L. D. Saddler

Reynolds L. D. Saddler

Reynolds L. D. Saddler May 3, 1937 - May 20, 2020 Reynolds Leon DeWitt Saddler was born on May 3, 1937 in Detroit, Michigan. He was the youngest of three children born to the late Raleigh H. Saddler, Sr. and Ernestine Lawrence Saddler. At an early age, Reynolds was baptized...

Published in Detroit Free Press & The Detroit News from May 22, 2020 to May 24, 2020.

Peter Seagle

Peter Seagle

Peter Seagle Peter Seagle, 67, of West Bloomfield, died on 20 May 2020. Beloved husband of 46 years of Miriam Seagle. Devoted father of Olivia (Timothy) Brennan and Elizabeth Seagle. Proud Papi of Eliana Seagle Brennan and Nora Berry Brennan. Loving brother of Michael (Carla)...

Published in Detroit Free Press & The Detroit News from May 21, 2020 to May 24, 2020.