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John Anthony Bombardo

Died: Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Age: 46
of Hollywood, Fla., formerly of Ortonville.

John was born May 19, 1966 in Flint to John C. and the late Margaret Bombardo. He is survived by three daughters, Jackie Block, Jennifer Bombardo and Alyssa Bombardo; his father, John C. Bombardo; grandmother, Mary Bombardo; and two brothers, Tony (Cristina) Bombardo and Michael (Sherry) Bombardo. He was preceded in death by one brother, Mark Bombardo.

John was a 1984 graduate of Brandon High School.

A memorial service is planned for 11 a.m., today, Saturday, March 2, 2013 at Coats Village Funeral Home, Ortonville. Interment will be at Ortonville Cemetery. Family will receive friends on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Memorial contributions may be made to Genesys Hospice. To send a condolence, go to

www.CoatsFuneralHome.com/Obituaries.

William A. Keenist

Died: Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Age: 83
William (Bill) A. Keenist, of Oxford., passed away and went home to eternal peace on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak after an extended illness. He was 83 years old.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, William and Goldie Keenist; siblings Mary Elizabeth, Doris, Alice, and Vincent.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 55 years, Rosaria (nee Covelli) and sons, William (Cindy) of Oxford, MI , Michael of Greenock, PA and Patrick (Emily) of Columbus, OH. He is also survived by six (6) grandchildren, Michael Lee, William, Christopher, Jillian, Joseph, and Lindsay. His favorite pet was his beloved black lab “Rebel”. Bill is also survived by many extended family members and loving friends.

Bill was born in 1930 in West Elizabeth, PA. After marriage, Bill and Rose raised their family, and spent much of their lives in Elizabeth, PA.

After retiring (1990) from Western Pennsylvania Water Company, where he worked for 27 years, Bill and Rose enjoyed retirement in Melbourne, FL before moving to Oxford, MI in 2007 to be closer to family.

Bill served his country for four years during the Korean War, and was a member of the American Legion and the Elizabeth (PA) Lion’s Club. He also was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Palm Bay, Florida and the First Presbyterian Church in Elizabeth, PA.

A memorial will be held this summer in Elizabeth, PA for all family and friends.

Until we get to say our goodbyes together, remember that our husband, father, father-in-law, Grandpap, Pappap, uncle and friend will forever remain in all our hearts. We all loved him NINE (9) SKIES!

You may leave your online condolence at www.lynchfamilyfuneraldirectors.com

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation in Bill’s name to the Charlie Sanders “HAVE A HEART/SAVE A LIFE” charity: This charity provides free heart screenings to young athletes.

Please visit www.haveaheartsavealife.org for more information.

Or email Pat@HaveAHeartSaveALife.org

Charles G. WILSON

Died: Monday, February 18, 2013
Age: 67
WILSON, Charles G. “Charlie”; of AuGres, formerly of Clarkston; February 18, 2013; age 67; Loving husband of Carolyn for 40 years; Beloved father of Greg (Amy), James (Janie), Heidi (Guy) Persinger, and Sam (Jessica); Proud grandpa of Courtney, Hailey, Jacob, Abby, Hannah, Brady, Ian and Luke; great grandpa of Bailey. Charlie graduated from Pontiac Northern. He retired from General Motors. Charlie served in the U.S. Army. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s activities. Funeral Service Friday 10 am at the Lewis E. Wint and Son Funeral Home, Clarkston where friends may visit Thursday 3-5 and 7-9 pm. Interment Lakeview Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Judes Childrens Hospital or Heartland Hospice. Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com

Joanne Collier

Died: Sunday, February 17, 2013
Age: 84
Joanne Collier, 84, formerly of Lima, presently of Clarkston, Michigan passed away Sunday, February 17, 2013 at the Autumn Ridge Assisted Living Center. She was born November 26, 1928 in North Baltimore, Ohio to William and Flora (Sprague) Huffman and they preceded her in death. On June 11, 1950, she married Richard H. Collier and he passed away August 30, 2005.

Mrs. Collier is survived by her children, Kim Boose of Clarkston, Michigan, Joni Beaman of Klamath Falls, Oregon, John (Nadine) Collier of North Muskegon, Michigan; seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Along with her parents, and her spouse, she was preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Franklin.

She had been a member of the Lima Trinity United Methodist Church, and had been a member of the Indian Lake Yacht Club. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Thursday, February 21, 2013 at Siferd-Orians Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Friends may call from 12 Noon until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. at Siferd-Orians Funeral Home 506 N. Cable Rd. Lima, Ohio.

Memorial contributions can be made to Odyssey Hospice at 25925 Telegraph Rd., Southfield, Michigan, 48033

Condolences can be made at www.siferd-oriansfuneralhome.com.

Matthew Ardelean

Died: Saturday, February 16, 2013
Age: 46
Matthew Stephan Ardelean was born April 30, 1966 in Warren, Michigan to Stephan and Joanne Ardelean and passed away unexpectedly on February 16, 2013. He was 46.

Beloved father of Cassidy Ardelean, loving brother of Joseph and Melissa Ardelean, and Michael and Theresa Ardelean.

Also survived by nieces, a nephew and great nephews, extended family members and loving friends.

Matthew worked in the field of finish carpentry and was a member of the Lapeer Eagles.

Memorial donations can be made to his daughter, Cassidy Ardelean, 3128 Tattersale, Portage, MI 49024.

Cremation has taken place and private family services have been held.

Matthew was deeply loved by many family members and friends and will be greatly missed.

Gloria BLEVINS

Died: Friday, February 15, 2013
Age: 65
BLEVINS, Gloria “Fay”; of Waterford; unexpectedly after surgery on February 15, 2013; age 63; Wife of Golden Jr.; mother of Thomas (Alison) Nelson; Stepmother of William Blevins, Laura Blevins and Desirae (Shawn) Turner; grandma of Anna, Lauren, Richard, Michelle, Jasmine, Jeneva and Dahlia; Sister of Mary (Bill) Johnson, Jerry (Carol) Lawson, Betty (Danny) McInnis, Sandra (Phil) Wright and Sandy Hunt; preceded in death by siblings: Grace, Delores, John, Terry, Joe, Geraldine, Margaret and Loretta. Memorial Services Tuesday 12:30 p.m. at the Lewis E. Wint and Son Funeral Home, Clarkston where friends may visit Tuesday 11:30 a.m. until time of service. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the family. Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com.

Julius A. SCHENSKY

Died: Thursday, February 14, 2013
Age: 98
SCHENSKY, Julius A. of Clarkston; February 14, 2013; age 98; Longtime Detroit area industrialist in the tool and die industry. Born February 16th 1914 in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, the son of a coal miner, his family moved to Detroit in the early 1920’s. He first started as a journeyman, then a die maker at Superior Tool & Die in Detroit. His skills took him to Heidrich Tool & Die as a master die maker, rising to plant superintendant and eventually co-owner and vice president of Heidrich Tool and Die of Oak Park, Michigan, the 3rd largest tool and die operation within the state of Michigan serving Ford, General Motors and Chrysler. Well known within the industry, Julius was consulted on the material and shape of the first nose cone for the space program. Julius befriended an up and coming inventor in the 1960’s, Stan Ovshinsky, leasing space to him for his lab in the back of the plant.

His zest for life included golfing, being a 60 plus year member of Plum Hollow Golf and Country Club of Southfield, Michigan, and a regular yearly participant in the Ross Miller American Cancer Society Golf Classic in Las Vegas, Nevada. Julius was also an avid semi-pro bowler. He and his wife were past members of the NOMADS, as they enjoyed world traveling. Julius was a past member of the Detroit Cardinal’s Club and benefactor of many Catholic charities. Most of all he was a devoted father and mentor to others. He is predeceased by his wife Michaleen and his seven siblings. Father of Sharon (Ted) Keranen and Ron (Elizabeth) Schensky; Grandfather of Michael G. (Mallery) Schuplin, Jr., Eric (Mary Anne) Schensky, Jaimie, and Andrea Schensky. Great Grandfather of Michael G. Schuplin III; Step-Grandfather of Tamara Keranen , Laura Keranen, Ted (Linnyea) Keranen, Jr., Kathleen (Steve) Dell, Karol especially Genevieve Robb and Dee Mischik of Arizona. Julius was also survived by many extended family and friends. Funeral Service Saturday, 10:00 AM at Lewis E. Wint and Son Funeral Home, Clarkston where friends may visit Friday 5 to 8 PM. Internment at All Saints Cemetery. Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com

Julius A. SCHENSKY,

Died: Thursday, February 14, 2013
Age: 98
SCHENSKY, Julius A. of Clarkston; February 14, 2013; age 98; Longtime Detroit area industrialist in the tool and die industry. Born February 16th 1914 in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, the son of a coal miner, his family moved to Detroit in the early 1920’s. He first started as a journeyman, then a die maker at Superior Tool & Die in Detroit. His skills took him to Heidrich Tool & Die as a master die maker, rising to plant superintendant and eventually co-owner and vice president of Heidrich Tool and Die of Oak Park, Michigan, the 3rd largest tool and die operation within the state of Michigan serving Ford, General Motors and Chrysler. Well known within the industry, Julius was consulted on the material and shape of the first nose cone for the space program. Julius befriended an up and coming inventor in the 1960’s, Stan Ovshinsky, leasing space to him for his lab in the back of the plant.

His zest for life included golfing, being a 60 plus year member of Plum Hollow Golf and Country Club of Southfield, Michigan, and a regular yearly participant in the Ross Miller American Cancer Society Golf Classic in Las Vegas, Nevada. Julius was also an avid semi-pro bowler. He and his wife were past members of the NOMADS, as they enjoyed world traveling. Julius was a past member of the Detroit Cardinal’s Club and benefactor of many Catholic charities. Most of all he was a devoted father and mentor to others. He is predeceased by his wife Michaleen and his seven siblings. Father of Sharon (Ted) Keranen and Ron (Elizabeth) Schensky; Grandfather of Michael G. (Mallery) Schuplin, Jr., Eric (Mary Anne) Schensky, Jaimie, and Andrea Schensky. Great Grandfather of Michael G. Schuplin III; Step-Grandfather of Tamara Keranen , Laura Keranen, Ted (Linnyea) Keranen, Jr., Kathleen (Steve) Dell, Karol especially Genevieve Robb and Dee Mischik of Arizona. Julius was also survived by many extended family and friends. Funeral Service Saturday, 10:00 AM at Lewis E. Wint and Son Funeral Home, Clarkston where friends may visit Friday 5 to 8 PM. Internment at All Saints Cemetery. Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com

Norah Elizabeth Harrell

Died: Thursday, February 14, 2013
Age: 92
of Goodrich died in Grand Blanc Twp.

Norah was born March 29, 1920 in Winchester, Ky. to the late Frank Spencer and Mary Spencer (nee Knowles). Norah married the late Guy Ernest Harrell. She is survived by six children, Judy (Norman) Probert, Jerry (Diane) Harrell, Janet (Ernest) Davidson, Jennifer (Tim) McKinney, Jeff (Dawn) Harrell and John (Candace) Harrell; 18 grandchildren, Terri, Gary, Kelly, Kristi, Kimberly, Tom, Julie, Randy, Jeremy, Theresa, Scott, Jill, Brooke, Christopher, Chase, Justin, Amanda and Nick; 34 great-grandchildren, Tricia, Jerred, Heather, Brett, Barndice, Shelby, Michael, Mason, Sarah, Charlie, Ryan, Tyler, Brock, Sammy, Sera, Deaglan, Emir, Stephen, Seth, Jake, Joey, Jayson, Kylie, Ellie, Avery, Ryder, Faith, Cole, Lily, Mick, Miles, Mara, Ella and Graham; four great-great-grandchildren, Brody, Lily, David and Skylar.

Norah enjoyed gardening but most of all she loved her family. She was a wonderful woman who will be dearly missed.

A private service was held at Coats Village Funeral Home, Ortonville. Memorial donations may be made to Genesys Hospice of Goodrich or Genesys Convalescent Center in Grand Blanc Twp. To send a private condolence to the family go to www.CoatsFuneralHome.com/

Karen Marie SIMMONS

Died: Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Age: 64
SIMMONS, Karen Marie; of Clarkston; February 13, 2013; Age 64; She will be forever missed by her husband Kenneth; son Mark (Jen); daughters Julie (Robert) Upchurch & Ann Simmons; Grandchildren Andrew, Natalie, Alivia & Sophia; her sister Kristine (Ronald) Burrill; niece Lisa (Richard) Davis; nephews Erik (Susan) & Karl Johnson. She was preceded in death by her parents Leslie & Marion Johnson and her brother Dr. Ronald Johnson. Karen graduated from Clarkston High School with honors in 1966; She received her BA in Elementary Education from Oakland University, and worked as a first, second and third grade teacher in Clarkston Schools until her retirement in 2004. She taught all of those years at Bailey Lake Elementary. She received her Masters Degree in 1997, in the Art of Teaching Program from Marygrove College in Detroit; She touched many a student through her years, and always loved “teaching” in any way she could. She acquired many hobbies throughout her years, one of her most favorite being Geneology. She loved traveling, computering, music, gardening, house hunting, teaching information, and vacation planning. Friends may visit Sunday 6-9 PM at the Lewis E. Wint and Son Funeral Home, Clarkston. Funeral Service Monday 10:30 AM at the Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church, Clarkston. Interment Great Lakes National Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Clarkston Farm and Garden Club. Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com
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