Awikam “Alex” Akhikar

AKHIKAR, Awikam “Alex” – of Grand Blanc, MI, age 78, passed away Tuesday, August 4, 2020. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11:00 AM on Saturday, August 8, 2020 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton Street, Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. Interment immediately following the Mass in St. John Catholic Cemetery. The family will receive visitors 10:00 Saturday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.

Alex was born in Baghdad, Iraq on April 1, 1942, son of the late Benjamin and Connie (Kalou) Akhikar. He married Loudia “Lydia” Yousif on April 1, 1978. Alex retired from General Motors in 1998 after 24 years of service. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Alex enjoyed soccer when he was a boy in Iraq. His passion for the sport followed him to the United States where he watched it religiously.  Alex also liked American football. He was a social man who enjoyed conversing with strangers, entertaining friends, sharing a cup of chia tea or cracking jokes. His greatest love was his family, especially his grandchildren.

Alex will be very much missed by his loving wife of 42 years, Lydia Akhikar; three children, Rashell (Brian) Chambers, Robert Akhikar, Alan (Jamie) DeKelaita; six grandchildren, Alivia, Grace, Evelyn, Benjamin, Patrick and Francis; many other loving family members and dear friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Benjamin and Connie Akhikar; siblings, Penna, Madaline, Zelpha, Hannibal and Regina.

Linda Walter

WALTER, Linda S. – of Davison, MI, age 78, passed away Tuesday, August 4, 2020. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated 2 PM Saturday, August 8, 2020 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton Street, Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. The family will receive visitors from 4-8 PM Friday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and one hour prior to the Mass on Saturday. Inurnment will take place at Great Lakes National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, in Linda’s memory.

Linda was born in Flint, MI on September 6, 1941, daughter of the late Hugh and Hildreth (Foltz) Simmons. She married John Walter on December 26, 1973. Linda graduated from Central High School in Flint and went on to work many years at General Motors before retiring to become a home maker. She loved to cook and spend time with her beloved dog, Sophie. Linda was a member of the Flint Elk’s Lodge #222 Does. She lived in Davison, MI and was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.

Linda is survived by her loving husband of 47 years, John Walter; step-daughter, Lezlie (Alan) McDanial; step-grandchildren, Mandy Bruff, Annie and Steven Wellman; step great-grandson, Aaron Bruff; special nephew, DuWayne (Marianne) Zaruba. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother; Louis Simmons; sisters, Elizabeth Hoffman, Joan Pertler and Jean Allie; and step-son, John Walter, Jr.

Robert James Sopha

Robert James Sopha, 77, of Lapeer since 1990 formerly of Livonia, died Saturday April 4, 2020. He was born March 6, 1943 in Redford to parents Edgar and Josephine (Hull) Sopha. Bob married Mary Louise Vader on July 25, 1964 at St. Valentine Church of Redford.

Mr. Sopha was a devout catholic, a member of Immaculate Conception Church, Lapeer and formerly St. Michaels of Livonia. He was a member of the ODD Fellows, Knights of Columbus and Moose Lodge in Livonia. Bob enjoyed playing cards, video casino and camping with family. As a very sentimental man; he saved letters and card from everyone. He was just there for you when you needed anything, Bob had such a kind heart. The family recalls, he took such good care of his terminally ill wife. He will be missed.

Mr. Sopha is survived by his children: Catherine (Gregory) Ranney, Judy Wallace, Kevin Sopha, grandchildren: Stacey, Cesily (& Daniel), Ashley, Austin, Gregory, Lillian and Lucas, grandchildren: Tyler, Eric, Madison, Zoey, sister: Carolyn (Bruce) LaFrance of Florida as well as many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife: Mary Louise Sopha and his parents.

In these trying times, the family has scheduled a private graveside service, where he will be laid to rest next to his wife. That burial will be in Parkview Memorial Cemetery, Livonia. The family is considering memorial services in the future.

Kayann Elizabeth Lackey

Kayann Elizabeth Lackey of Wixom Lake, age 67, died suddenly Monday July 20, 2020 at Mid-Michigan Medical Center from a catastrophic stroke. Honoring her wishes cremation has taken place. A Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday July 23, 2020 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church 404 Dayton St. Davison, Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski, Celebrant. Family will receive visitors from 3:00 until time of services. Those desiring may make contributions in memory of Kayann to the family for property restoration after the flooding at Wixom Lake.

Kayann leaves us with a true example of a loving life well lived. She was born in Flint, Michigan on May 31, 1953 the daughter of the late Mathias & Annamae (Cook) Roster and had resided in the Kearsley area most of her life, retiring to Wixom Lake in 2005. She was joined in marriage to Daniel Lackey on January 31, 1976 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church and they were truly devoted lovebirds for their entire 43 years of marriage. A graduate of Holy Rosary Catholic School, Kayann was an avid thrift store shopper who enjoyed keeping up with current events and loved her family immensely, especially her grandchildren.  She left us with no doubt that she loved us and she was proud of us. Family and friends will miss all of her political issues and opinions on Facebook and her deep passion for human rights and social justice. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, was instrumental in the starting of St. John Montessori Program and was employed there until her retirement in 2004.

She leaves to cherish her memory her husband of forty-three years Daniel, daughters; Sarah and husband Andrew Schulz, and Caron Esterdahl.  She also leaves her loving grandchildren; Nathan, Adam, Joey, Ella, Danny, and great grandson Lincoln and her devoted niece and nephew, Wesley Clark and Kasey Noyce and their spouses and children. Surviving siblings; Terry Roster, Gary Roster, Linda Clark, her cherished pet Gracie, and a host of extended family and friends. She is preceded in death by brother Larry Roster, and brother-in-law Kevin Clark. Please share your condolences at www.hansenfuneraalhome.net

Jeffrey “Jeff” Slezak

Slezak, Jeffrey “Jeff”- of Davison, age 31, passed away July 18, 2020. Cremation has already taken place. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated 1 PM Friday, July 24, 2020 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 N. Dayton St., Davison; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. The family will receive visitors on Friday from 11 AM until the time of mass at the church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a Scholarship Fund in Jeff’s name.

Jeff was born in Flint, MI on July 20, 1988, the son of Kenneth and Stephanie (Streit) Slezak. Jeff loved life and he sure knew how to have a good time. This included laughing and bringing joy to others. He enjoyed watching and playing sports with family and friends, going to the casino and watching movies. In the summer, you could find him by a campfire, listening to music and creating memories with family and friends. Jeff loved being an uncle. He spent most days going the extra mile to put a smile on the faces of his nieces and nephews. Jeff was great at reminding others to slow down and appreciate the little things. We love you and will miss you, but you will never be forgotten. Until we meet again.

Jeff is survived by his parents; Ken and Stephanie; 4 siblings, Brian (Meghan) Slezak, Matthew (Jessica) Slezak, Emily (Trevor) Mosier and Jacob Slezak. Jeff was the proud uncle of Noah, Emma, Lily Slezak and Myles Mosier; grandparents, Bob (Marilyn) Slezak, Mary Ellen Streit; many aunts, uncles and cousins. Jeff was preceded in death by grandfather, Leon Streit.

Sharon Kay Richards

Sharon Kay Richards of Davison, age 79, died Tuesday July 14, 2020 at her residence. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12:00 noon Monday July 20, 2020 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church 404 Dayton St. Davison. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski, Celebrant, burial will follow at St. John Cemetery. Family will receive visitors from 2-4 pm Sunday at the funeral home. Due to CDC Guidelines, social distancing and limited gathering at one time, the family understands those who may or may not join them and they respect their decisions. Sharon will lie in state from 11:00 am  Monday at the church until time of services. Those desiring may make contributions in her memory to the Church Memorial fund.

Sharon was born in Flint Michigan on May 18, 1941 the daughter of the late William & Doris (Leighton) Blevins and has resided in the Davison area since 1962. She was joined in marriage to Richard Richards on November 24, 1962 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church. Sharon was a member of St. John Evangelist Catholic Church.

She leaves to cherish her memory husband Richard, children: Christopher (Lisa) Richards, Todd (Kirstin) Richards, Darlene (Brian) Riley, and Paula (Ted) Simpson. She also leaves her loving grandchildren: Tabbetha (Matt), Sara (Rachel), Megan (Ryan), Josslyn, Jessica, Bailey, and great grandchildren; Ayden, Landon, and Hayley. Also many extended family and friends. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Ascension Hospice for their care and compassion.

Lois M. “Marie” Foerster (Phillips)

FOERSTER, Lois M. “Marie” (Phillips) – Burton, age 83, passed away July 14, 2020 surrounded by her family. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11AM Monday, July 20, 2020 at St. Mark Catholic Church, 7296 Gale Rd., Grand Blanc, MI 48439; Fr. Dave Howell and Deacon Ron Kenney con-celebrants. Private burial will be in Flint Memorial Park Cemetery. Adhering to social distancing guidelines, visitation will take place at St. Mark Catholic Church from 5-7 PM on Sunday, July 19, 2020. Visitation on Monday will begin at 10:30 AM until the time of Mass at church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Disabled American Veterans, 4270 E Bristol Rd, Burton, MI 48519.

Marie was born in Breitung, Michigan on February 11, 1937, daughter of the late Staley Ford and Margaret Elsie (Wherry) Phillips. She married Russell Foerster on March 4, 1959 and he preceded her in death on November 12, 2015. Marie was the organist at St. Mark Catholic Church and Blessed Sacrament Catholic Churches for over 25 years. She enjoyed singing in the choir with friends at Medilodge in Grand Blanc for the last 6 years. Her greatest joys in life were playing the piano and having her 4 boys around her.

Marie is survived by her sons, Gary (Barbara) Foerster, Dale (Debi) Foerster and Glen Foerster; granddaughters, Nicole Shaw, Jillian Potter, Danielle and Kimberly Spanding; 6 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, Randy Foerster.

Lucille Marie Goyette (Small)

GOYETTE, Lucille Marie (Small) – of Davison, MI, age 94, passed away Saturday, July 11, 2020. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated 10:30 AM Saturday, July 18, 2020 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton Street, Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. The family will receive visitors 9:30-10:30 AM Saturday, July 18, 2020 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church or D.E.L.T.A. Rescue (Dedication and Everlasting Love to Animals Rescue), in Lucy’s name.

Lucy was born October 11, 1925 in Flint, MI, daughter of the late Thomas and Blanche (Wichtowski) Small. She married Luke D. Goyette in 1944 and he preceded her in death on March 7, 1984. Lucy worked in women’s retail and was a gifted homemaker. She was a natural caregiver, dedicating her time as a volunteer for St. Joseph Hospital, Genesys Hospice and Mended Hearts, Inc. Lucy was also a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and Holy Family 55 and Over Club.

Lucy is survived by 4 children, Michael (Judy) Goyette, Cherie Simmons, Anne (Louis) Koryciak and Dennis Goyette; 8 grandchildren, Tony, Todd, Bill, Shelly, Denny, Ashleigh, Tammy and Ryan; 17 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; many other loving family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Blanche Small; husband, Luke D. Goyette; 2 sons, Matthew Goyette and Leo Goyette; granddaughter, Wendy Koryciak; 2 sisters, Margaret Booth and Irene Johnson.

Neal Edward Fatheree

FATHEREE, Neal Edward – Of Grand Blanc, age 67, died Thursday, July 9, 2020 at his residence.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11:30am Thursday, July 16, 2020 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 N. Dayton Street, Davison, MI.

Father Carl Simon officiating.

Visitation 10am Thursday at church until the time of the Mass.

Burial in Crestwood Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to Big Brothers Big Sisters, Wounded Warrior Project, the Flint Institute of Music or the Grand Blanc Choral Society.

Neal was born in Detroit, Michigan on December 6, 1952, the son of the late Forrest and Stella Fatheree. He worked for the Upjohn Company as a Pharmaceutical Sales Rep for 25 years. He was a member of the Upjohn Academy for outstanding sales performance. He was also a member of the Flint Institute of Music and was a passionate opera singer, performing in many venues, including New York City. Neal was an avid golfer and was a member of the Davison Country Club. Neal was a former member of Holy Family Church in Grand Blanc where he served as cantor and reader. He was currently a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and he worked 10 years with Big Brothers and Big Sisters. Neal was a long time Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Lions fan. He loved to read and a number one Star Wars Fan and expert.

Surviving are fiancee, Mary Jo Datz;

sister, Eve (David) Rodriguez;

nieces, Alexandra and Marisa;

step-daughters, Marty Gordon (Jason Friskey) and Leslie Stewart;

and step-grandchildren, Ashton, Emerson and Anderson Stewart.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Shawn in 2016.

Dolores Jean Dennen Sallee

Dolores Jean Dennen Sallee, of Davison, passed away peacefully at the age of 80. Beloved wife and friend to Carl L. Sallee Jr. for 42 years. Loving mother of Jason (Brooke) Brown and the late Anthony Brown. Grandmother of Avery, Everly and Stella Brown. Step mother of Carl J. Sallee and Rhonda Lynn Sallee.  Sister of Joanne (Donald) Leavy, Kathleen (Frederick) Lauinger and the late Patty (Richard) Watson, Vincent (Ann) Dennen Jr. and Mary (Robert) Grady. Dotty also leaves many nephews, nieces and loving friends.  She was born February 7, 1940 in Pontiac, Michigan to Vincent and Margaret Dennen. Dotty retired from GM truck and bus as a secretary to the director of purchasing. Dotty’s loving personality has always been shown throughout her life. Losing her is a heartache that will never heal. May God take care of her soul and may she rest in peace.

Susan Marie Berent (Bentley)

BERENT, Susan Marie (Bentley) – of Alpena, MI, age 59, passed away on Saturday, July 4, 2020 at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City, MI. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated 1PM Thursday, July 9, 2020 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton Street, Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. The family will receive visitors from 11 AM Thursday until the time of the Mass. In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Susan was born in Flint, MI on October 17, 1960, daughter of Wendell and Agnes Bentley. She graduated from Flushing High School in 1978. Susan married Marc Berent on January 17, 2004. She retired from Meijer where she spent many years as the store director in various locations. She loved living on the water, spending time on their boat with family and friends. Since retirement, she enjoyed gardening, hunting for sea glass and entertaining others. Marc and Susan enjoyed traveling together to warm climates and attending NASCAR races. Sue was an avid reader who loved to share her recommendations.

Susan is survived by her husband, Marc; father, Wendell; sister, Kari (Philip) Tomek; brother, Brian (Amy) Bentley; mother-in-law, Mary Berent; brother-in-law, Gregg Berent; sister-in-law, Pam (Sean) Saumier; beloved nieces and nephews, Ellen Tomek, Anna Morgan, Kyle Tomek, Tyler Bentley, Jessica Knoodle and Jacob Saumier; several great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother, Agnes Bentley and father-in-law, Thomas Berent.

Maurice C. “Mo” Felling

Age 76, peacefully passed away at his home in Sun Lakes, Arizona, on May 14, 2020, after a short illness. He was born December 11, 1943, in Flint, Michigan, to Claude and Catherine (Albers) Felling.

Maurice graduated in 1962 from Central High School in Flint, and went to work for Buick, his only job. He was a dedicated skilled trades committeeman, retiring after 48 years. He was awarded the prestigious Walter P. Reuther award, twice, for his service and dedication; that was a great honor. Mo loved taking trips, having a great meal, going out on “deer patrol,” collecting automotive memorabilia, and he enjoyed classic cars. He was a hard worker and he always took great care of his family. He will be deeply missed.

He is survived by his wife, Jane Blume; son, Jeffrey (Marge) Felling; daughter, Jennifer (Bob Beebe) Felling; sister, Joyce Waite; brother, Ken (Janet) Felling; his 3 nieces, Sarah, Beckie, and Kendra, and their families; aunt, Patricia “Pat” Brooks; cousin, Rosemary (Albers) Hinkemeyer of Illinois; the Felling clan in Minnesota; and his many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother-in-law, Clendon “Buzz” Waite; cousin-in-law, Larry Hinkemeyer; and his favorite uncle, Robert “Bob” Brooks.

A private family service will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Old Newsboys of Flint.

Scott Douglas LaPorte

Scott Douglas LaPorte – Age 56, of Flint, entered eternal life on Thursday, July 3rd with his family by his side.

Scott was born August 2, 1963, he was most known for his heart of gold but he was a man of many talents. He was an avid pool player, in which he excelled, he loved fishing and camping also. Scott was always known for having anything and everything anyone needed, especially in his pocket when he was on the go. He had such a superior love for God, his family, friends, and our country. Surviving are: Daughter, Shellina (Matt) Poirier of Munger, MI, Son, Brandon (Brittany) LaPorte of Nashville, TN, Stepson, Christopher Wysocki (Siera) of Flint, Mother, Sue (Bill) Reed, Father, Jack (Patsy) LaPorte; Grandchildren, Caleb, Abigail, Asher, Gabriella; Siblings, Danny (Linda) LaPorte, Chantell (Darren) Slupka, Vicki (Jim) Perkins, Tom (Juanita) Sape, Max LaPorte, Joe (Sarah) Youmans, Cindy Clarke, Jodi (Kenny) Matthews, Karrie (Mike) Zielesch; , his very special friend Kay Cove; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by wife Bee Wysocki, grandparents on both his mother’s side and father’s side, his aunt Sally and Uncle Cal; and niece, Mindy Saxton; grandson, Ian LaPorte.

Funeral Services will be 12:00 PM Tuesday, July 7 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 N. Dayton Street, Davison with burial following at Meadowview Memorial Gardens in Davison. Visitation will be 10:00 AM until the service time at the church.  Arrangements by Sharp Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 6063 Fenton Road, Grand Blanc.

Maxine J. Thompson (Dipzinski)

THOMPSON, Maxine J. (Dipzinski) – of Davison, MI, age 91, passed away on July 4, 2020 at her home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11:30 AM, Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton Street, Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. Burial will follow at St. John Catholic Cemetery. The family will receive visitors 6PM – 8 PM Tuesday, July 7, 2020 and 10:30AM – 11:30 AM on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. A Rosary will be prayed at 7 PM Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 267 or St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, in Maxine’s memory.

Maxine was born in Flint, MI on February 25, 1929, daughter of the late Anthony and Helen (Borowiak) Dipzinski. She married Everett Thompson on October 15, 1955 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and he preceded her in death on February 5, 2008. Maxine was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church Altar Society, St. Theresa Guild, American Legion Auxiliary Unit 267, VFW Auxiliary 4087, Does of Flint Elks 222, Daughters of Isabella Regina Circle 1095 and the Pedro Card Club. She loved golfing, bowling and working the elections.

Maxine is survived by her children, Kathleen Thompson, Janice Thompson, Mary Pavelock (Alex Boros), David Thompson (Theresa Webb); grandchildren, Jennifer Leask (James), Michael Pavelock (Christina), Nicole Pavelock, Sebastian Robertson and Brittany Robertson; 4 great grandchildren; brothers, Robert Dipzinski, Theodore Dipzinski (Betty); sister, Delores Gauthier; sisters-in-law, Judy Thompson, Kathy Dipzinski, Donna Dipzinski and many other loving family and friends. In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Casmer, Joseph, Dennis and Gerald; sister, Florence Crossen. The family would like to extend a special thank you to The Medical Team Hospice staff for the loving care and compassion they gave Maxine.

Steven Donald Tracey

TRACEY, Steven Donald – of Flint, MI, age 49, passed away on Tuesday, June 9, 2020. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated 12 Noon Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 N. Dayton St., Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. Inurnment will immediately follow the Mass at St. John Catholic Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to a college fund for his daughter, Taryn Eckert at https://gf.me/u/x8vst7 .

Steven was born in Flint, MI on July 15, 1970, son of Thomas Tracey and Joyce (Voeks) Porritt. He enjoyed bowling, golfing and was an avid hunter.

Steven is survived by his daughter, Taryn Eckert; father, Thomas (Sandy Kehoe) Tracey; mother, Joyce Porritt; brother, Mike (Rhonda) Tracey; nieces, Samantha and Alexis Tracey; many other loving family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Edward and Doris Tracey and Donald and Coral Voeks.

Kenneth Gilbert Watters

Kenneth Gilbert Watters of Davison, age 91, died Thursday June 25, 2020 at his residence. A funeral liturgy will be held at 12:00 noon Monday June 29, 2020at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church 404 Dayton St. Davison. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski officiating, private burial will follow at Flint Memorial Park. Family will receive visitors from 1-4 pm Sunday at the funeral home. Due to CDC Guidelines social distancing and limited gathering at one time, the family understands those who may or may not want to join them and they respect their decisions. Ken will lie in state from 11:00 am Monday until time of services at the church. Those desiring may make contributions in Ken’s memory to Outreach East. The family encourages those who attend the visitation and/or funeral please wear your Detroit Tigers fan gear in respect to Ken’s great love for the Tigers.

Ken was born in Flint Michigan on November 4, 1928 the son of the late Charles & Madeline (Boutin) Watters and has resided in the Davison area most of his life. He was joined in marriage to Gloria C. Vohwinkle on December 3, 1950 and she preceded him in death on October 11, 2019. Answering the call of his country Ken proudly served as a Paratrooper in the US Army during the Korean War. He was a member of American Legion Post 267 and had served as Commander. He was Past President and member of Davison Kiwanis Club, and a member of the Davison Snowmobile Club. Ken was a true sports enthusiast and enjoyed motorcycling, hunting, fishing, and  was Davison’s number one fan of the Detroit Tigers. He loved traveling to Hubbard Lake as a youth and later as he raised his family, they continued this tradition which he was able to share with grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Surviving are daughters: Robyn and husband Jeff Provost, and Judy and husband Dave Love. He also leaves grandchildren: Shawn Salgat, Kara (Shawn) Gatzemeyer, Cortney Provost, Rachael (Adam) Gagne, Jeff (Kristen) Love and great grandchildren: Garrett, Mackenzie, Jackson, Katelynn, Wyatt, and Parker.  His surviving siblings; Jim (Janey) Watters, Barb Allen, Jane Crowder, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Ralph “Butch” & Nancy Vohwinkle, and a host of extend family and friends. Ken is preceded in death by grandson Chad Provost, and brother Jack Watters. Please share your condolences at www.hansenfuneralhome.net

Ruth A. Reinke (Conley)

REINKE, Ruth A. (Conley) – of Flint, MI, age 79, passed away Friday, June 26, 2020 at WellBridge of Grand Blanc. A Private Funeral Liturgy for the immediate family will be held. Interment in St. John Catholic Cemetery. The family will receive visitors 10-11 AM Thursday, July 2, 2020 in the chapel at St. John Catholic Cemetery, located on the corner of Richfield Road and Oak Road in Davison, MI. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, in Ruth’s memory.

Ruth was born in the Village of Tyre, MI on June 13, 1941, daughter of the late Wilbur and Minnie (Oswald) Conley. She married Eugene J. Reinke, Sr. on April 22, 1961 in Sebewaing, MI and preceded her in death on January 30, 2016. Ruth was a member of the Daughters of Isabella. She enjoyed being involved in church activities, camping, playing cards and spending time with her family.

Ruth is survived by 3 children, Eugene Reinke, Jr., Roxanna (Norman) Clifton and Gregory (Heather) Reinke; 7 grandchildren, Norman (Nikki) Clifton III, Stephanie Reinke, Josh Reinke, Crystal Clifton, Alicia Reinke, Gregory Reinke, Jr. and Kaitlin Reinke; 6 great-grandchildren, Tyler Brant, Brayden Brant, Landon Clifton, Madeline Clifton, Aubriana Smith and Dennis Delmage IV; other loving family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Wilbur and Minnie Conley; husband, Eugene J. Reinke, Sr.; 4 brothers, Ralph, Wilbur, Elmer and Leroy; 3 sisters, Marcella, Virginia and Lois.

Nancy Ann Pitock (Gutka)

PITOCK, Nancy Ann (Gutka) – of Davison, MI, age 78, passed away Friday, June 26, 2020. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 1 PM Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton Street, Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. The family will receive visitors 11am-1pm Tuesday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church or Corpore Sano Hospice, 39475 Ann Arbor Rd., Plymouth, MI 48170, in Nancy’s memory.

Nancy was born in Saginaw, MI on February 19, 1942, daughter of the late Roman Gutka and Ruth Ann (LaVictoire) Gutka. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Nancy was a teacher at Siple Elementary in Davison for 4 years before starting her own family.  Nancy enjoyed knitting, cross-stitching and spending time with her family and friends.

Nancy is survived by 2 children, Amy (James) Taylor and Susan Pitock; 6 grandchildren, Emily, Dylan, Logan, Chloe, Dani and Jacob; her brother, Roger Gutka and many other loving family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Peter Pitock; parents Ruth and Roman Gutka.

Marilu Randall

RANDALL, Marilu – of Burton, MI, age 77, passed away Thursday, June 11, 2020. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on June 26th , 2:00 pm at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 6336 Roberta Street, Burton, MI 48509; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. Inurnment immediately following the Mass in St. John Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a Catholic School of one’s choice. 

Marilu was born in Flint, MI, on January 10, 1943, daughter of the late Vaughn and Lucile (Clement) Randall. 

Marilu is survived by nieces and nephews, Vaughn (Marcia) Randall, Vance (Chris) Randall, Valerie (Butch) Lobaido, Victoria (Neal) Putt, Vince (Gloria) Randall and Victor (Ruth) Randall. She was preceded in death by siblings, Vaughn, Alice Grace and Kathleen Ann.

Richard Terry

TERRY, Richard – of Davison, age 64, died on Tuesday June 16th, 2020.

A memorial service will be held on 1pm Tuesday June 23, 2020 at St. John’s Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton Street, Davison, MI 48423. Father Andrew A. Czajkowski officiating.

Visitation will be held from 11:00am Tuesday until the time of the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers the family has requested that donations be made to the Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Private burial in Crestwood Cemetery.

Richard was born April 2, 1956 in Flint, MI to Virgil and Dola (Coffel) Terry. On May 12th 1979 he married Sue Pascal, his wife of 41 years. Richard enjoyed spending time with his family, working on classic cars, riding his motorcycle with friends, and recently remodeling the family cabin up north. He was a beloved husband, a proud father, and “totally amazing loving” Papa. He was employed through McDonalds for 48 years, building life-long relationships with managers, co-workers, and employees. He earned many accolades over his career. To list a few: Outstanding Store Manager, Best Profit Award, Best People Award, Team Player, and Outstanding Operations Award.

Surviving are wife Sue, children James (Lisa), Jason, and Kara Terry; 2 granddaughters Ella and Morgan; sisters Kathy (Ed) McMahon, Connie and the late Chuck Jenks, and Christy (Larry) Brown; Sisters-in-law, Pamela Pascal, Cathy Pascal, Carrie Rothwell, Patti (Phil) Rowe and Cindy Brown. In addition to several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Also, close friends Dave Lemon, Steve Steffan, Chuck Mahon, and Ron Darling.

Preceded in death by his daughter Sara Marie; father Virgil and mother Dola Terry; In-laws Frank and Joyce Pascal.

The family would like to thank the McDonald’s family for all of their love and support during these unprecedented times. Furthermore, we would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Raj and Dr. Adams and their staff for their care of Richard over many years.

George Bradburn

BRADBURN, George – Of Flushing, age 91, went to be with the Lord Sunday, June 14, 2020 at his residence, per his wishes.

A private visitation and funeral mass will be held. Private burial in New Calvary Catholic Cemetery.

Those desiring may make memorial contributions to Manistee Tight Lines for Troops or any special needs organization of one’s choice.

George was born in Millington, Michigan on April 9, 1929, the son of the late James and Delilah (White) Bradburn. He proudly served in the U.S. Army during the WWII era. George married the love of his life Marilyn Joyce Smith on July 10, 1954 in Flint and they celebrated 53 years of marriage. He retired as a checker in the traffic office from General Motors after 35 years. George was an avid outdoorsman. He shot his last deer at the age of 89 and he went walleye fishing multiple times throughout his 90’s. Above all, family was the most important to George.

Surviving are children, Jim and wife Jan of Flint Township, John and wife Sharon of Grand Blanc, Bill and wife Kathy of Fenton, Diane and husband Paul Snyder of Flushing, Paul of Genesee Township, Steve and wife Seneca of Grand Blanc, Ken of Burton and Craig of Genesee Township;

grandchildren, Kathy (Darrell), Bethany (Arron), John Patrick, Michael, Daniel (Katie), Lucas (Jennie), Monica, Eric (Maggie), Matthew, Jacob (Brittney), Taylor, Joshua, Jessica (Chris), Jade, Caleb and Justin;

and 21 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Marilyn in 2006, son, Andrew and grandson, Zachary.

Maurice C. Felling

Felling, Maurice C. “Mo” 12/11/1943 – 5/14/2020 Deckerville, formerly of Davison Age 76, peacefully passed away May 14, 2020, after a short illness. He was born December 11, 1943, in Flint, MI, to Claude and Catherine (Albers) Felling. He was a dedicated skilled trades committeeman at Buick, retiring after 48 years. He is survived by his wife, Jane Blume; son, Jeffrey (Marge) Felling; daughter, Jennifer (Bob Beebe) Felling; and many other family members and friends. A private family service will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Old Newsboys of Flint.

Dennis John Smith

Dennis John Smith born September 15, 1951 in Manistique, Michigan to John and Mary (Garant) Smith, passed away at home on Sunday, June 7, 2020 in Davison, Michigan. Dennis was involved in his church, Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Burton, as an usher. He was also an avid fishermen and hunter. Dennis worked for General Motors as a pipefitter for 38 years before retiring. Dennis was happily married to his wife Karol for 50 years. Dennis is survived by his wife, Karol; son, Kirk (Alexia); Daughter, Carrie Brown (Lonnie); grandchild, Nathan Smith; and his brother Ken Smith (Sally). Dennis is preceded in death by his parents, John and Mary Smith and his brother Wayne Smith.

A Memorial Mass is being held at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Burton on Friday, June 12 at 12PM with a hour of visitation prior at 11AM

Gage Elkins

Elkins, Gage of Davison, age 17, passed away May 31, 2020. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family.

Gage was born in Grand Blanc, MI on March 29, 2003, the son of Jeffery Elkins and Angela Duehring. He loved spending time with his cousins and his family. Gage enjoyed playing basketball with his father, best friend David, and brother Vann. He was an amazing person that will be missed by all who knew him and loved him.

Gage is survived by his mother, Angie; father, Jeff (Mindy) Elkins; brother, Vann; grandparents, Tracy and Steven Malik, Lisa Duehring; great-grandparents, Darwin Kodat, Eunice and Dale Wright; Aunts, Dana, Teresa (DJ) Brown, Uncle, Greg and Aunt, Amy Elkins, several cousins, extended family members and friends.

Dolores Ann Bennett

BENNETT, Dolores Ann – of Davison, MI, age 73, passed away on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at Ascension Genesys Hospital in Grand Blanc. Cremation has taken place. A private memorial gathering will be held on a later date.  Dolores will be entombed at St. John Catholic Cemetery with her husband, Bill.

Dolores Ann Adams was born in Flint, MI on October 6, 1946, daughter of the late Jesse and Ann (Schmidt) Adams. She worked at Michigan Bell as a supervisor for 28 years. Dolores married William Vaughn Bennett on June 28, 1980 in Flint, MI. He predeceased her in March of 1999. Dolores and Bill enjoyed golfing, car shows and traveling together. She was an active member of St. John Catholic Church in Davison where she proudly served with the Daughters of Isabella. She enjoyed participating with the Red Hat Society, cooking and she loved her cats, Coke and chocolate. After her husband’s death, she enjoyed her community at Fenton Healthcare where she had many friends and participated in crafts.

Dolores is survived by four step-children, William Bennett, Steven Scott (Dawn) Bennett, Sheryl Bennett and Kate Bierlein; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Carol (Jack) Smith and Barbara (Jackie) Hinson; brother, Donald (Kelly) Adams; three nephews, Jason (Jessica) Smith, Brent (Mandy) Hinson and Cody Adams. She was preceded in death by one grandchild in December 1989.

Margaret Jane Wolverton (Vincent)

WOLVERTON, Margaret Jane (Vincent) – of Burton, MI, age 101, passed away Tuesday, May 26, 2020. A Private Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 6340 Roberta Street, Burton, MI 48509; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. Entombment in New Calvary Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, in Margaret’s memory.

Margaret was born in Linden, MI on January 1, 1919, daughter of the late William and Agnes (McGovern) Vincent. She married Frank Victor Wolverton on June 10, 1939 and he preceded her in death on July 25, 2001. Margaret was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church.

Margaret leaves to cherish her memory 7 children, Margaret Jane (Frank) Olsey, Mary Agnes (Robert) Hunter, Frank Victor (Barb) Wolverton II, Catherine Ann (Ronald) Trimmer, Daniel Joseph (Wendy) Wolverton, Denise Marie (Douglas) Bingaman and Theresa Cecilia (James) Smith; 17 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren; sister, Anna Corey and sister-in-law Ireva Wolverton; many other loving family members and friends. Special thanks to the The Oaks at Woodfield, especially Brooke & Tina.

She was preceded in death by grandson, Frank V. Wolverton, III and great-granddaughter, Oliva Lee Gatica.

Maximus Durham

DURHAM, Maximus – of Davison, MI, age 11, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, May 17, 2020.  Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Mass will be held  at 10:30AM Saturday, June 20, 2020 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 N. Dayton Street, Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. A picnic will follow the Mass at Richfield County Park, 6322 N Irish Rd, Davison, MI 48423.

Maximus Durham was born on August 15, 2008 in Pontiac, MI, the son of Matthew and Melessa Durham.  He attended Hahn Intermediate School in Davison. Max was a smart boy with an avid love of history, video games and helping others. He was a gentle soul with a big heart and he is tremendously missed.

Max is survived by his parents, Matthew and Melessa Durham; two sisters, Olivia and Kaiya Durham; one brother, Takoda Durham; grandparents, Janice Durham, Wallace and Kathy Cronin; great-grandma, Alice; great-grandma, Kern; aunts and uncles, Brad and Sarah Durham, Brianne Durham, Curtis and Steven Cronin; five cousins, Halee, Darrell, Ella, Lilly, Nessa Durham as well as many extended family and friends.  Max was preceded in death by his grandfather, Darrell Durham; uncle, Todd Durham; great-grandfather, Richard Kern; great-grandparents, Beverly and Glen Cronin.

Barbara Jean Pastor

PASTOR, Barbara Jean – of Flint, age 75, passed away Monday, May 18, 2020 at her residence. A Private Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Fr. Steve Makranyi celebrant. Burial will be in New Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church.

Barb was born in Flint, MI on September 2, 1944, the daughter of the late Ursel and Dorothy (LaFortune) Clarambeau. She married Donald A. Pastor on September 10, 1966 at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church in Flint. Barb enjoyed bowling, trips to the casino and watching her grandchildren play hockey. Mrs. Pastor was a very involved member at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church where she served as the bingo chairwoman and belonged to the Altar Society and St. Joseph Hungarian Club. Barb, most of all, loved spending time with her family. She was the best wife, mother and grandma.

Barb is survived by her husband of 53 years, Don; children, Deb (Steve) Grossi, Doug Pastor and Jim Pastor; grandchildren, Alex, Luke, Lauren and Drew; brother, Jim (Kathy) Clarambeau.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Beverly Clarke and daughter-in-law, Daniele Pastor.

Delores Benjamin

BENJAMIN, Delores F. (Jankowski) – of Flint, MI, age 89, passed away Friday, May 15, 2020. A Private Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton Street, Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. Delores was laid to rest next to her husband, Steve Benjamin, in St. John Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Medical Team Hospice or the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan, in memory of Delores.

Delores was born in Flint, MI on May 15, 1931, daughter of the late Joseph and Anna (Knapp) Jankowski. She married Steve Benjamin on April 14, 1951 and he preceded her in death on November 13, 1988. Delores retired from AC Spark Plug after 30 years of service. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, the Daughters of Isabella Regina Coeli Circle #1095 and the AC Spark Plug Lunch Club. Delores enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

Delores is survived by 4 children, Steve (Tish) Benjamin, Kathy (Mike) Gallagher, Diane (Al) Cozart and Greg (Glenda) Benjamin; 11 grandchildren, Stacey Lynn (Adam), Stacy (Tasha), Nathan, Jennifer (Ashley), Steve, Tim, Marisa, Jake, Heather, Eric and Erica; 8 great-grandchildren, Madison, Ian, Summer, Peyton, Nick, Domonic, Diego and Tony; special adopted children; 4 siblings, Helen Sutkowi, Vivian (John) Kiellian, Lorraine (Bob) Benjamin and Ed (Carole) Jankowski; 2 sisters-in-law, Janet and Carol Jankowski; many other loving family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Anna Jankowski; husband, Steve Benjamin; beloved son, Mark Benjamin; grandson, Michael Houghtaling; sister, Audrey Henry and 2 brothers, Bill and Art Jankowski.

The family would like to extend a very sincere thank you to Melissa Verrell from The Medical Team Hospice for her kindness and compassion at the most difficult time of our lives. We would also like to thank Mom’s caregivers, Sherie, Donna, Kristen and Trish for their love and support.

Florence “Pat” Mishina

Mrs. Florence “Pat” Mishina (Bednarski) died peacefully at the University of Michigan Hospital on May 9, 2020 at the age of 90 from complications related to cancer.

Pat was born on May 7, 1930 in Flint, Michigan to parents of Polish decent. Throughout her life, Pat placed an importance on life-long learning and education, continuing to take classes well into her 80’s. She graduated from All Saints High School in 1947 and went on to earn a certificate in Statistical Typing from General Motors Institute in 1948 and gained her nursing license in 1953. From there she went on to work in Flint area hospitals as a nurse.

Pat was also an accomplished artist. Her fine-art career began while working nights full time and taking the bus to attend day classes in order to earn her degrees. She earned an Associate in Arts with high honors from Flint Community Junior College in 1962; Bachelor of Fine Arts with high honors from Michigan State University in 1964; and then attended the University of Hawaii on a prestigious East-West scholarship where she earned her Master of Arts in 1966. Pat’s artwork, including her photography and sculptures, went on to win numerous awards and be featured in exhibitions at the Flint Institute of Art and Detroit Institute of Art, as well as local galleries. She later worked as an art instructor at Flint Community Schools and Mott Community College.

While at the University of Hawaii she met the love of her life, Frank. Frank moved to Michigan and they were married on July 1, 1967. Pat spoke often of her world travels and love of nature. She was a night-owl who loved to make new memories with her nieces and nephews and their young children. One of her favorite activities was taking them to fancy dinners and trying to order nearly one of everything on the menu so they could “try it all.” Later in life you could often find her sitting in her chair watching the NBA or golf late into the night. Faith played a very important role throughout her life as she was an active member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Davison.

Pat was preceded in death by her husband Frank Mishina, parents Frank and Caroline Bednarski, and 6 brothers: Frank, Eddie, Johnny, Chester, Albin, and Raymond. Known affectionately as “Aunt Pat” by many, she is survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A visitation will be held at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Davison, MI on Saturday, May 23, 2020 from 10:30am-noon. Due to the current pandemic, the funeral service will be private, with lifelong friend Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski officiating. Private entombment will follow at St. John Cemetery. Family plans to hold a rosary service on her birthday next year where all will be welcome to attend and celebrate Pat’s life.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Davison, in Pat’s memory. Please share your condolences at www.hansenfuneralhome.net

Merle Duane Bargy

BARGY, Merle Duane – of Flint, MI, age 93, passed away Monday, May 11, 2020 at Ascension Genesys Hospital. A Private Service was held with interment in Great Lakes National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, in Merle’s memory.

Merle was born in Flint, MI on May 30, 1926, son of the late Leo and Meryle (Allen) Bargy. He married Mary Lou Black on September 8, 1956 in Angola, Indiana and she preceded him in death on May 7, 2013. Merle proudly served his county during World War II in the U.S. Army from 1944-1946. He also served from 1950-1953 during the Korean War. Merle was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.

Merle is survived by 10 children, Michael Bargy, Dennis (Kim) Bargy, Susan (Dennis) McBride, Bethany (Roger) Hartwell, Scott (Insook) Bargy, Mark (JoAnn) Bargy, Nancy Verran, Patrick (Barbara) Bargy, Dwayne Bargy and Timothy (Denise) Bargy; 14 grandchildren, Heather Turnwald, Ginger Hartwell, Jennifer Hartwell, Brian Hartwell, Patrick Bargy, Jr., Sean Bargy, Jeremy Bargy, Brittany Lawler, Larry Verran, Lisa Smith, Gregory Wilson, Jason Bargy, Jeremy Bargy and Jeff Bargy; 5 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Virginia (Bill) Maygar and Sharon (Howard) Kohl; many other loving family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leo and Meryle Bargy; his loving wife, Mary Lou Bargy and brother, Robert Howell.  ­­­­­

Charles William “Chuck” Langevin

LANGEVIN, Charles William “Chuck” – of Davison, MI, age 82, passed away Monday, May 11, 2020 at home. A Private Service was held with entombment in St. John’s Cemetery on May 14, 2020. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Catholic Church in Davison or a charity of your choice, in memory of Chuck.

Chuck was born in Munising. Michigan on July 7, 1937, son of the late Mary (Miron) Durand and Medause Langevin. He married Annette LaBine on September 21, 1957 in Marquette, Michigan. Chuck worked as a Meat Manager for Hamady, Kessel and Kroger, retiring after 50 years of service. He enjoyed golf, puzzles and spending time with family.  Chuck was a Veteran, having served in the United States Army.

Chuck is survived by his wife, Annette; 4 children, Joseph (Linda) Langevin, Cathy (Jeffrey) Teed, Charles (Pennie) Langevin, Tracy (Christopher) Arnold; 14 grandchildren, Marlana(Nathan), Joey (Cathleen), Jerry (Brandi), Charlie, Faith (Thomas), Nicolas, Tyler, Alison, Jacob (Briana), Ericka (Joshua), Kari (David), Jarrett, Sierra and Dakota; 11 Great Grandchildren; Brother, George Allen Langevin; Brother-In-Law Martin (Mary) LaBine; Sister-In-Law, Carol Neary, as well as many other loving family members and friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents; Sisters, Louise, Mary and Margaret; Brother, Raymond and Great- Granddaughter, Harper.

Anthony “Tony” Borg

BORG, Anthony “Tony” – age 86, of Davison was called home by the Lord Thursday, May 7, 2020 at his residence while surrounded by his loving family.  A private service will be held due to the pandemic. Entombment will take place at St. John Catholic Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Capuchin Mission Soup Kitchen, PO Box 77209, Detroit, MI 48277-2091.

Tony was born June 13, 1933 in Malta to the late Frank and Rosa (Scicluna) Borg.  He was united in marriage to Carmela Tabone on January 19, 1957 in Toronto, Canada.  She survives him.  Tony worked for Ford Motor Company for 30 years.  He enjoyed gardening and sharing his vegetables with friends and neighbors.

Tony is survived by his wife of 63 years, Carmela J. Borg; son, Frank Borg; daughter, Mary (Michael) Rohn; grandchildren, Michael (Stephanie) Rohn; Katie (Andy) Ebendick; great-grandchildren, Emmett, Finn, Lydia, Julia and Hannah; brothers, Sam (Elizabeth) Borg, Joe Borg, Pius Borg; sister, Delores Attard; many nieces, nephews and friends.

In addition to his parents, Tony was preceded in death by brother, Mike Borg; sister, Maria Borg.

John Benthall

BENTHALL, John David – age 78, of Burton, passed away Saturday, May 2, 2020 at his residence. A private service will be held. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice. A public gathering will be held at a later date where friends and family can share memories.

John was born in Detroit, MI on December 13, 1941. He graduated from Clio High School in 1959. After high school John worked for the FBI from 1959 to 1963. He then proudly served his country in the US Marine Corps from 1964 to 1967. In March of 1967 he began his career as a police officer with the City of Flint Police Department. John married Karen Kosidlo on April 20, 1968. He retired from City of Flint PD in 1992 as Deputy Chief. John was hired by the City of Burton as Police Chief in 1992 and retired in 2001. He loved riding and traveling on his Harley Davidson. John was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and enjoyed traveling on several European trips with fellow parishioners. He always had his nose in a book and as of late enjoyed spending time with the “St. Andrew’s Scotch Society”, a monthly scotch tasting with his friends.

John is survived by his loving wife, Karen: daughter, Shannan (Mike) Heaman; granddaughters, Kaitlyn and Allyson Heaman; sisters, Susan (Bob) Mosher and Pam (Rodney) Saucier: brother-in-law, Kenneth Kosidlo; many nieces and cousins.

Adelaida “Adeline” Barylski

BARYLSKI, Adelaida “Adeline” – of Davison, age 75, went home to her Heavenly Father on April 29, 2020.

Adeline was born in San Antonio, TX on February 5, 1945, daughter of the late Luciano and Irene (Rios) Contreras. She married Jerry Barylski, Sr. on October 6, 1962 in Detroit, Michigan.  He preceded her in death on July 23, 2014.  Adelaida was an active member of the Most Blessed Sacrament Church of Burton, where she enjoyed cooking and baking with her friends from the church, playing bingo, and cooking for family gatherings.

Adeline is survived by Lori (Steve) Baker, Tricia (Dion) Rasey, Jerome (Jerry) Barylski, Jr., Jackie Barylski, Carrie (Paul) Gardella, and many other loving family and friends.

Raymond Duehring

DUEHRING, Raymond “Ray” – of Lapeer, age 67, passed away April 29, 2020. Private Burial will take place in New Calvary Catholic Cemetery and a Memorial Service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Christian Appalachian Project at www.ChristianApp.org or to the Wounded Warrior Project, in Ray’s name.

Ray was born in Flint, MI on May 25, 1952, son of the late Robert and Loretta (Grubaugh) Duehring. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force. Ray attended Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. He loved bowling, golfing and showing off his first car, a 1957 Chevy. Ray retired from GM Metal Fab in 2006.

Ray is survived by his daughters, Amy (Paul) Ramsey and Brooke Duehring (Sean Falconer); grandchildren, Mia, Kain Ramsey, Rachel, Carter, Isla and Rylie; brother, Douglas Duehring; sisters, Michele, Bonnie and Cynthia. He was preceded in death by his brother, Dennis Duehring.

Mary “Jackie” Jacquelyn Lynch Ross

Ross, Mary “Jackie” Jacquelyn Lynch – of Battle Creek, age 91 passed away April 19, 2020 at Bickford of Battle Creek. Burial service will be at St. Columbkille Cemetery, Ubly, MI for immediate family only due to the pandemic restrictions. Contributions in Jackie’s memory may be sent to St. Joseph’s Parish in Battle Creek or Bickford of Battle Creek.

Jackie was born January 30, 1929 in Detroit. She was the daughter of the late John and Mary (Smith) Lynch. She graduated from Dominican High School and went to Central Michigan University where she completed her Teaching Degree with a Major in English and a Minor in Theater in 1949. She taught in a Catholic grade school in Millington until she married Edward J. Ross in 1951.

Her life’s focus was on her husband, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and her relationship with Jesus. The Lynch Clan was an ever-present part of life which shaped her family’s Irish identity. She went on to earn a master’s degree from Michigan State in Remedial Reading in 1966 and used that to help improve the reading of an under-served population in Flint. In addition, she was an advocate for Single Mothers and volunteered at Flint Osteopathic Hospital. She was active with many friends and loved them all.

Jackie is survived by her children, Maureen Pococke, Terence (Pat) Ross and Mari (David) Damerow; grandchildren, Roxanne (Jeff) Ward, Ben Damerow, Brendan Pococke, Katie (Ethan) Roberts, Amy (Brandon) Schlacht, Robert Ross, James Pococke, Holly Pococke and Kim (Robert) Moubray; great-grandchildren, Liam, Henrik, Everly, Cooper, Maisie, Taylor, Kayla, Brandon, Amanda, Taylor and Alexis; great-great-grandchildren, Jalyn, Skylar, Dakota and Olivia; sister, Julia Lanoue; sisters-in-law, Frances Flynn and Loretta Ross and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Edward J. Ross; two infant daughters; sisters, Nancy King and Patsy Huddleston and brothers, Edward and Jack Lynch.

A special thank you is offered to the entire Horton family (Nancy, Steve, Kathy, Pam, Jan (Caswell) and Sue), they will always be close to Jackie’s heart. Also, gratitude is extended to her esteemed friend Cindy McDowell, and the staff of Bickford of Battle Creek.