Died: Sunday, July 14, 2013
CRISP, THOMAS A. "Crunch" of Lake Orion, July 14, 2012 age 57.
Beloved husband of Camila. Dear father of Jason of Lake Orion, Stacy (Eric) Alveys of Texas, and William Sparling of Oxford. Loving Grandfather of Tyler Crisp, and Kaitlin Counelis. Dear Son of Helen Crisp, and the late Lawrence. Brother of David (Megan) of Lapeer, Rusty (Theresa) of Lapeer, and Danny (Theresa Welch) of Brandon Twp. Uncle of Connor and Lexie Crisp. Mr. Crisp was an engineer in construction, and was a member of Roosevelt Masonic Lodge # 510, and the N.R. A.
Funeral services Thursday 11:00 am., Lake Orion Chapel, Sparks-Griffin Funeral Home (248-693-8336). Burial East Lawn Cemetery. Friends may call after 3:00 pm. Wednesday at the funeral home, with suggested visiting hours 3 to 5, and 7 to 9 pm. Masonic memorial services 7:30 pm. Memorial reflections may be made towww.sparksgriffin.com.
Died: Sunday, July 14, 2013
George Alan “Al” Newbegin, born April 30, 1940, went Home to his Lord and Savior July 14, 2013. Beloved husband of Elizabeth (nee: Fischer), devoted father of Lisa, Eric and Steven Newbegin, loving grandpa of Spencer, Mckenna, Jacob and Madison. Dearest brother of Carol (Winston) Moore and Elizabeth (James) Woolliscroft.
George graduated from Northville, Michigan High School. George served in the U.S. Navy from 1957 to 1961. He retired from GM Pontiac Motor Division Skilled Trades. He delivered meals on wheels and was a park ranger at Watershed Park. George was a veteran and donated the canon in front of the Oxford Vets Hall. He was a faithful servant at Arnold Community Church.
Funeral from Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors, 39 W. Burdick, Oxford, Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 12 noon. Friends may visit Thursday from 10 AM until time of service. Interment at Westlawn Cemetery in North Branch.
Died: Saturday, July 13, 2013
of Venice, Fla., formerly of Goodrich and Rochester.
Loving husband of the late Lucille. Dear father of Nancy (Daniel) McMahon-Frank and the late Gary (Carol) McMahon. Cherished grandfather of Terry and Brian McMahon, Lucille (Greg) Thompson, Kurt Frank and Jennifer (Chris) Castillo. Great-grandfather of Isaac, Sarah, Christopher and Olivia. Larry grew up in Goodrich and moved to Rochester in the late 1950s where he resided until he retired from GM after more than 38 years, then moved to Venice, Fla. Memorial Service will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, August 28 at First United Methodist Church of Birmingham, 1589 W. Maple Road, Birmingham. Inurnment, White Chapel Cemetery, Troy. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church of Birmingham or St. Paul’s United Methodist, 620 Romeo Road, Rochester. Online guestbook www.modetzfuneralhomes.com
Died: Friday, July 12, 2013
LaFORGE, Margaret A.; of Howell formerly of Waterford & Pontiac;
Passed away peacefully on July 12, 2013; Age 90; Married to Roy Olsen;
Mother of Catherine (Christopher) Hurley, Donna (Tom) Coffey, Denise
(Charles) Patrick, Bill (Liz) LaForge, Patty (Dave) Sherrill, Dr.
Rosemarie (Ray) Kennedy, Roseanne LaForge & Daniel LaForge (Nancy
Ford); Also survived by 26 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren;
sister of Patricia Blust; Mother in law of Pat LaForge; preceded in
death by her husband Donald and her son John. Visitation Monday 3-9
p.m. with a Rosary service 6:30p.m. at the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral
Home, Clarkston. Funeral Mass Tuesday 11:00 a.m.(visitation at 10:30
a.m.) at Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church, Waterford. Rite of
Committal All Saints Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Father Solanus
Guild. Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com
Died: Thursday, July 11, 2013
DeCELLE, Robert W. “Bob”; of Clarkston; July 11, 2013; age 89; preceded in death by his wife Pamela and sister Nancy Coghlin Hale; Loving Father of Rev. Douglas (Jennifer) DeCelle and Connie (Dr. Christopher) Copeland; Proud Grandfather of Kimberly (Mike Gibson) DeCelle, Kristen (Dr. Ifelayo) Ojo, Darcy (Capt. Matthew) Jalandoni, and Samantha Copeland. Bob was a Mechanical Engineer and Plant Manager for General Motors. He managed plants in Van Nuys, California; Euclid, Ohio; Norwood, Ohio and Fisher Body Coldwater Road of Flint. Bob served in World War II in the U.S. Army Air Corp. Together with his wife they enjoyed their home on Sanibel Island, FL during the winter months. Memorial Service 12:30 pm Friday, July 19, 2013 at the Lewis E. Wint and Son Funeral Home, Clarkston where friends may visit Friday 11:30 am until time of the Memorial Service. Memorials may be made to the Memorial Fund of the First Presbyterian Church in LaGrange, GA 30240 or Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation. Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com
Died: Thursday, July 11, 2013
Maxine Ada DeLong
Maxine (Gillespie) DeLong, age 92, of Pensacola, FL.
A lifelong resident of Clarkston, MI died on July 11, 2013.
Preceded in death by her husband, Randall H. DeLong in
1995. Mother of David DeLong, Rebecca (Richard) Spohn,
and Joel (Mindy) DeLong. Grandmother of Todd (Alice)
Spohn, Julie Spohn (Scott), Meredith (Joe) Vincenza,
David DeLong, Sarah (Kevin) Haynes, and Rebecca (Kevin)
Zoromski and great-grandmother of eight.
In lieu of flowers, donations made be made to “Shoes for Kids”,
Clarkston Rotary Club, P. O. Box 43, Clarkston, MI 48347.
A family memorial service will be held at a later date.
Died: Wednesday, July 10, 2013
HARVEY, DALE J. of Clarkston, went to be with the Lord July 10, 2013 after a long and courageous battle with cancer; age 69; Owner of Harvey Electric; Loving husband of Susan for 49 years; father of Brent (Marci) and Scott (Patty); son of Aleta (Norman) Harvey of Pontiac; brother of Phyllis (Dean) Lindstrom, Karen (Max) Harris and Kirk Harvey. Memorial Visitation Saturday, July 20, 2013 12-5 PM and a Memorial Service at 5:00 PM at North Oaks Community Church, 9600 Ortonville Rd., Clarkston. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to North Oaks Community Church or American Cancer Society. To send a private or public condolence go to www.CoatsFuneralHome.com/Obituaries.
Died: Tuesday, July 09, 2013
of Hazel Park
Marjorie was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, McKinley Jordan, granddaughter Emily Jordan, and 3 siblings. Survived by her children, Shelly (Boyd) Wright, Ken (Sherry) Jordan, Mike (Beth) Jordan and Jennifer Jordan. Grandchildren Jerry Finger, Sarah (Pete) Gogola, Erin (Rob) Augustine, Evan (Erika) Jordan, Chris Benincasa, Aimee Wright, Katelyn Jordan, Renee Jordan; great grandchildren Alex & Jake Gogola and Hazel Augustine; Brother Richard (Marilyn) Gonyea and sister Madeline Jasmin. Marjorie devoted her life to her children. She was an avid Red Wing’s fan and loved to bake for family and friends. She was a member of St. Justin Church in Hazel Park and volunteered her time for church activities. A celebration of her life was held at 4 p.m., July 12, 2013 at Coats Village Funeral Home, Ortonville. The Ortonville. Family will receive friends from 3- 8 pm. Burial will take place in Harrisville, Mich. at St. Anne’s Cemetery on Saturday at 1 pm.
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Died: Monday, July 08, 2013
JOHNSON, Ryan Lee; of Clarkston; Suddenly July 8, 2013; Age 26; Son of Lisa (Jason) Durham and Lee (JoDee) Johnson; Grandson of Patricia (the late Bill) Traynor, Virginia (the late Ralph Johnson) Jones, Dave & Susan Durham; Big brother of Alex (Candace) and Cody; Uncle of Mason; Also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends; Ryan attended O.C.C., Auburn Hills and was pursuing a career in auto body repair; He loved music and movies; Funeral service Thursday 12:30 pm at the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston where friends may visit Wednesday 3-5 & 7-9pm. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Assn. Online Guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com.
Died: Monday, July 08, 2013
McGINN, Janice A.; of Highland formerly of Pontiac; born October 5, 1938; passed July 8, 2013; Preceded in death by her husband Ward; Mother of Kevin Jones, Jeff (Betsy) Jones, Larry (Karen) Jones and Jennifer (Don) Cummings. Also survived by 12 grandchildren & 13 great grandchildren; Sister of Lois (Dave) Anthony, Ruth (Ron St. Amant, Ralph (Dianna) Bartles, Rodger (Maryanne) Bartles and the late Donna (the late Frank) Barlow; Janice loved playing bingo, visiting casinos and spending time with her family. She worked many years at local dealerships. Friends may visit at the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston Thursday 3 – 8 p.m. Funeral service Friday 11:00 a.m. at Williams Lake Church of the Nazarene, where friends may visit directly at the church 10:00 a.m. until time of service. Interment Crescent Hills Cemetery. Donations may be made to a charity of choice.