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Ethan B. Shelton 1903-2014 (Photo: Halbritter Funeral Services)
Lee Jacobsen March 21, 2014 at 12:35 pm
A positive attitude is the key to longevity, there is positive in anything, even Obamacare, as itRead More allows folk to find a use for spending extra money that will help the less fortunate, whether they wanted the healthcare or not. The passengers on the 777 flight are probably safe and secure in Pakistan, held as long term hostages by nefarious folk. Obama will probably win the basketball March madness, since he deems that more important than world affairs, but that's ok, at least something is being accomplished. Keep that positve attitude.
RG March 31, 2014 at 04:40 pm
Considering how long and well he lived, we would be wise to heed his advice! Also, the fact thatRead More his son said that he will "miss his companionship" would imply he was a genuine man. I hope my children will miss that about me one day.
William Clay Ford Sr. died Sunday, March 9, at the age of 88. (Photo: Getty/AFP)
Kenn Bing March 10, 2014 at 07:55 am
My condolences to the Ford Family. In a world of faceless corporations and institutions, it isRead More good to see the roots of such a great company and to know the family is still a part of that corporation!
Matt Jam March 10, 2014 at 11:46 am
The Lions were a mess for so many years . But it was his team and he ran it his wayRead More . Just when they get a really good coach this happens . I think the Lions may make the playoffs . They should dedicate the season to WCF . He was a great man for the city with all his generous contributions and charity work . He will be missed . RIP True Blue Ford man .
Royal Jokester March 27, 2013 at 04:18 pm
RIP in a warm and sunny place!
AnnMarie Mannino September 24, 2013 at 08:20 am
I did not know he passed on til now. I used to watch him when I was a little girl. So bubbly andRead More sunny. A real pleasure to listen to the weather through him. RIP, my friend.
Haulin T Male October 3, 2013 at 09:56 am
Tony, I understand it cant be taught, but many comedians have said they would watch and try to copyRead More another comedian delivery...... a clue to other forecasters wannabees .
Phyllis Evans November 10, 2012 at 11:19 pm
John, Phyllis, & John Evans It was easy to come into Nick's restaurant. You felt the humor andRead More fun instantly. His love always ended in humor. I had told him I had a triple bypass and he told me we were both members of the zipper club. I can't remember a time that we didn't end up laughing. Nick I am sure you have your prayer beads and that you will help the Lord put smiles on your family's face.. We will miss you dear friend! You will be loved forever by the Evans' family.
Tina DiBernardo November 13, 2012 at 06:43 pm
I was totally shocked and devastated to hear the news! I worked for the family and thats what theyRead More were "FAMILY" . They were all great to me when i lost my own father 2 years ago. To all of you, I am so sorry for this tremendous loss! I feel it too! Uncle Nick, I will surely miss you! Tina DiBernardo
JenniferRowley November 29, 2012 at 07:32 pm
My prayers go out to uncle nick's family. We have know him for many years and he was such a warmRead More caring person. I remember this one very special time when we went to the restaurant to eat and my son at that time was 3, he had wanted mac and cheese and uncle nick said I will make you mac and cheese special for you. Uncle Nick made my son chicken alferado. Josh (my son) said it was the best mac and cheese he ever had. Josh is now 17 and still calls chicken alferado uncle nick's mac and cheese. He was a very special person who will be greatly missed.
Pete Waldmeir, GP Woods September 10, 2012 at 03:53 pm
First time I met Ben he was working as a part-time student assistant in the Michigan State footballRead More press box. I was covering Duffy Daugherty's Spartans in those days. Ben ended up being my boss at The Detroit News. We went thru the transition from the Evening News Association to the Gannett Corp. purchase together. When Ben finally got fed up with Gannett and decided to leave The News, we had a going-away dinner together at the old London Chop House. During the dinner, Ben looked over at the Chop's famous No. 1 booth and saw that Joe Stroud, of the Free Press, was dining with the Rev. Billy Graham. Ben asked me, "Did you ever meet Billy Graham?" I said no. "Well," he said, "let's go meet him." So we left our table and walked over. "Rev. Graham," Ben said, "I'm Ben Burns and this is my friend, Pete Waldmeir." Rev. Graham looked up and smiled and Ben went on. "We just wanted to tell you that we're only going to get drunk and chase women tonight...we're not going to dance!" Bill Graham smiled even broader. "Oh, go ahead and dance." he said. "I won't tell anyone."
Erwin M. Fletcher September 12, 2012 at 12:22 am
Great story Pete, nice break from your usual mindless drivel.
Pete Waldmeir, GP Woods September 14, 2012 at 05:49 pm
U oughta know mindless drivel...
Jane Taylor July 11, 2012 at 06:07 pm
Someone should go to Department of Human services or call 211 to see about getting burial and otherRead More services for the people this man left behind. This is a tragic death and people like Governor Snyder and the other politicians need to address the needs of this man's family. They can surely come up with the pocket change to take care of this matter.
Jacolyn Clevenger July 16, 2012 at 06:42 pm
Hi Elizabeth, I am Shawns aunt, his girlfriend did not leave him after he died, she found him andRead More shut down the equipment. Their was a neighbor that witnessed the accident, but his girlfriend was in the yard of the homeowner. @ Jane, unfortunetly, the government doesnt work that way. Thank you for your kind thoughts and prayers, we need all the prayer we can get right now.
Cheri August 7, 2012 at 10:36 pm
Unfortunarely, because of greed, the daughters of Shawn have not received any of the moneyRead More collected.
Danielle February 15, 2012 at 02:10 am
4 years ago from today..on valentines day I had just got out of school at LCN and got hit by a carRead More in the parking lot and rushed to the emergency room. Mr. Jackson had gone with me in the ambulance and he sat with me untill he knew that I was ok. He also became close with my family and helped my brother though high school with his special needs. Mr Jackson was a great role model and an amazing principal. He was truly loved and will be extremely missed. RIP Dave Jackson <3
Jenny Whalen (Editor) February 15, 2012 at 02:19 pm
Visitation and funeral information can be found here on the Patch website: http://patch.com/N-ddDh
sandrakay_1@yahoo.com February 17, 2012 at 09:27 pm
Mr Jackson was a great person he will truly be missed prayers go out to his family
Sherry McIntyre September 16, 2012 at 01:21 am
I went to school with Kyle he was a great person and will always be remembered Kyle I miss u butRead More your in a better place
nick Pietrykowski February 14, 2012 at 05:03 pm
Coach Jackson was not only a great coach he was a huge mentor to me in my life. "Hard andRead More smart" has been and will be something i will remember him by for the rest of my life! Rip coach! Nick Pietrykowski Richmond basketball
Mary May 20, 2012 at 08:18 pm
If your mad at this happening to her or someone you know then call or talk to the appropiate peopleRead More who can pass the law on cyber-bullying and bullying. Dont let this angel and what happened to her family keep happening. Stand up and sign a petition to stop bullying in any form. Kathleen fly to the arms of your mother and be happy.
Donna Hughes February 2, 2013 at 10:25 pm
I think that the whole case of what these grown adults did toRebecca and Kathleen was so horrible,Read More uncalled for, immature and hopefully will be dealt with with a nice punishment. Ultimately what you dish out comes back and slaps you 20x harder then what you dished out. There is something mentally wrong with them to have done this to the grandmother and Kathleen. May Kathleen now RIP and Ms. Rose realize that she is in no more pain and with her mom and Jesus. These people will be dealt with and ultimately have to face their maker at some point in time and he will be the judge as to what will happen.
Jeanne-marie Tran February 3, 2013 at 12:25 pm
You are so right! As a teacher of (severely) emotionally disturbed and mentally ill I had to be withRead More them all day because of the bullying, and when they had PE, I was on the field in the face of every kid who thought they could get away with anything when the Coach wasn't looking, AHHHHH, but I WAS there and I was in their little faces and when they would try to trip or body slam one of my or any other Special Ed teacher's kids I didn't just watch to see what happened, but when the coach gave the regular kids "a break" but blamed the special ed kids for a clash of behaviors, even when the regular ed kid was twice the body size in height and weight, and you know that these smaller SpEd kids weren't looking to die and wouldn't pick a fight with someone twice their size, so you know who was bullying who...so who does the Principal defend, even if I was there and saw it all, the Coach, and what comes of body slamming my same age but less physically developed kids, after listening to the fabrications of the Coach...actually sometimes my innocent kids are sent to the office for solitary confinement there, victims once by the perpetrator, victims twice when the coach tells a story that vindicates the regular kid and blames the SpEd kid. We have an anti-abnormal society, Van Gogh was mentally ill but was treated by his family and his neighbors critically concerned and that was extremely important. Acceptance crucial, help critical, love the greatest healer, shall we try, its free...
Sherry Brantley January 13, 2012 at 06:16 am
I hear you Brenda! And until we truly realize that we are all here for a 'time' and not 'all time,'Read More until we begin to take a REALISTIC view and understanding of dying, crossing over, passing, etc, we won't be able to take that next step. For instance, even TODAY, with cell phones, Ipads, Facebook and Twitter, MANY PEOPLE do NOT have LIFE Insurance, Which is really... death insurance. We spend more time deciding what reality show to watch, than we do on making sure our families will be taken care of, and arrangements made PRIOR to it being 'that time.' That is one thing that should be paid for, and taken care of long before it's needed, and instead, we all go on, as if we'll live forever. Then, our families are left to pick up the pieces of our not having done what we should've been mindful of. And YES, choosing if you want to use a service such as that, is a part of that equation. And just for the record, I don't watch t.v.... reality or otherwise, I DO have life insurance, and my wishes are in writing in a legal format. Alas, I wonder how many of these 'contributors' can say even that? But we are not here to judge or condemn one another. We're here to uplift, inspire, motivate and appreciate. And again... whether you understand someone's stance or not, at least have the grace to allow them to have it, and make it in peace.
Danny Stillinger January 13, 2012 at 09:17 am
I backed Kervorkian and I hope somebody helped him out!
ecnalubma January 13, 2012 at 10:15 pm
Rants go on and on here. Dr. Death was the wrong guy to follow as the Poster Child for this cause.Read More People want dignity when their life ends, only to find the insurance company standing by the plug ready to pull it. I have seen many times, as recently as this past December, the insurance company wanting to withhold care and having the families told that they need to make sure things are in place for this persons death. But wait, they are here today, giving meaningful interaction with their families. Until the PROFIT motive is removed from end of life decisions who can you really trust? Dr. Death was denounced by almost every expert, association, and crusader in this cause. If you read what he authored, and watch his taped interviews you will see what a real crack pot he was. Good riddance to bad trash. Good luck in finding a real leader for your cause.
Mary Hess April 11, 2012 at 11:50 am
I pray that we never forget
Ruthann Bajorek May 27, 2012 at 11:28 pm
Thanks to you, we will make a point of visiting the Field of Honor to pay tribute to the fallenRead More soldiers. I wasn't sure what we might do, but now I know. We must never forget.
Dexter Rotary Memorial Day Parade March 21, 2013 at 01:06 am
A memorial wall with the names of the 245 service personnel that died in these conflicts will be onRead More the grounds at the Dexter Memorial Day Ceremony.
Karen Kliewer March 31, 2011 at 09:20 pm
I am shocked and grieved to hear of the passing of Judy. She was dedicated and passionate to herRead More craft, but it was her kindness that stood out for me. We would often talk during the Macomb Secondary Principals Group, sharing ideas and giving me advice for my programs at Michigan Collegiate. My prayers and thoughts go out to her family, whom she cherished, and her school family. Sincerely, Karen Kliewer
charlene wixson April 4, 2011 at 10:39 pm
Judy was a long time friend of mine. We went to school together from junior high to high school. IRead More was shocked to hear of her passing. I will miss her very much. Her smile was contagious. We always had good times and she will be missed by me and all her Osborn friends. Rest in peace my dear friend. Sincerely, Charlene Wixson
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