The Books & Media sale will be held on Sept 9-11, 2022, at the Wyandotte K of C (South Entrance – 3540 Biddle) to benefit the Pallottine East African Missions.
Downey, Thomas L. of Trenton. Age 80. Beloved husband of Jane. Loving father of Sheri (Michael) Zaddach and Christine (Steve) Rosin. Dearest brother of Raylene Roberts, preceded in death by Nancy Wilkerson, Dennis Downey, Rick Downey, Bob Downey, Jerry Downey, David Downey and Barbara Neal. Dear grandfather of Michael Downey, Tony Zaddach, Natalie Rosin, the Late Theodore Rosin.
Proud great grandfather of Mya, Aurora and Knox. Best fur friend of his Late dog Tippy. Thomas will be missed greatly by all of his nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Wednesday, August 24, 2022
Czopek Funeral Home2157 Oak Street
Wyandotte, MI 48192
Barbara J. (nee: Dunn) Diana-Milewski. Age 76 of Wyandotte.
Beloved wife of Leonard Milewski. Loving mother of Jeff Diana, Tim (Holly) Diana and Kim Diana-Trumitch. Dearest grandmother of Tim “TJ” Diana and Kali Trumitch. Great grandmother of Ayla Tarbutton. Dear sister of Sylvia (Tom) Steed, Mike (Kim) Dunn and Greg Dunn. Sister in-law of Trish Dunn. Preceded in death by parents Walter and Jean Dunn and siblings Bill Dunn, Norm Dunn and Vivian Dunn.
Age 92 of Wyandotte.
Beloved wife of the late Patrick Pilon. Loving mother of Kathy (Ben) Perry, Ken (Karen) Pilon, John Pilon, Bob (Sue) Pilon, Mary Pilon, Tom Pilon, Joe Pilon and the late Patrick Pilon. Mother in-law of Mary Pilon. Also survived by 16 grandchildren, 41 great grandchildren, 2 great great-grandchildren.
Her gentle spirit and unique sense of humor will be missed by all, especially her “Mom-isms”.
Memorial contributions are appreciated to Wyandotte Goodfellows, P.O. Box 392, Wyandotte, MI 48192 and Heart to Heart Hospice.
Rosemary Nagy Bucska. Age 92 of Wyandotte.
Beloved wife of 68 years to Charles Bucska. Loving mother of David Bucska, Thomas (Lisa) Bucska and Mary Lynn (Daniel Treppa) Bucska. Mother in-law of Lori Bucska. Dearest grandmother of Kristin Heavner, Chelsea (Rick) Haugh, Philip (Heather) Bucska, Abbie Bucska, Jessica (Andrew) Boardman, Lauren (Justin) Peters, Benjamin (Sydney) Treppa and Lindsay (Justin) King. Also survived by 14 great grandchildren.
Geraldine T. Lemay. Age 80 of Wauconda, IL, formerly of Wyandotte.
Beloved wife of Paul Lemay. Loving mother of Rita (James Gearhart) Schuh. Dearest busia of Brittney Schuh. Dear sister of Patricia (Ron) Pigott, Marilyn (Larry) Emmert, Sister Rosemarie “Kathleen” Fredericks, Elaine (Larry) Olszewski, Janice Fredericks, Virgi (Jack) Trumble and the late Rose Marie Fredericks. Preceded in death by parents Frank and Victoria Fredericks.
Dewey Leon Mackens was a caring, loving husband, brother, uncle, and friend. He passed away peacefully with family on the 5th of August 2022.
Dewey was born to Herbert Staten and Lola Mackens on the family farm in Clarksville, Tennessee on the 27th of July 1937. The growing Mackens family later moved to Detroit to join in the opportunities of the thriving automotive industry. While working in his formative years at Harry’s Market, he met and married the love of his life, June. Dewey spent his career at McLouth Steel in Trenton, Michigan.
Dewey was an avid gardener, any visit to his house in Wyandotte included an extensive tour of the flowers and vegetables of the season. He was devotedly active in his church, both managing the vegetable gardens and cooking for various charity events. He also enjoyed the Detroit Tigers – there was aways a transistor radio nearby tuned into the game.
Dewey is preceded in death by his parents Herbert Staten and Lola Mackens, his wife June Mackens, his brothers Warren, Herbert, Ralf, and David Mackens, and his dear friend Grace Powell.
He is survived by his sister Judy Mackens, sisters-in-law Wava (Warren), Judy (Herbert), Bonnie (Ralf), and Sharon (David) Mackens and multiple nieces and nephews.
A funeral service in honor of Dewey will be held Friday August 12, 2022 at St. Patrick Catholic Church located at 135 Superior Blvd. Wyandotte, MI 48192 with an instate at 9:30am and a funeral mass beginning at 10:00am.
Burial will take place at Mt Carmel Cemetery in Wyandotte, MI.
Diane Marie Ambrose of Riverview, age 80. August 2, 2022. Beloved wife of Lawrence, loving mother of Angela Viger, Valari, James, Heidi (Scott) Pisarzewski, Amy, and Michael (Anita, daughter-in-law). Dear sister of Carol Roulinson, and Kim (Bob) Porath. Proud grandmother of Timothy (Carly) Viger, Charisse (Luke) Toeppe, Frank (Danielle) Viger, Johnathan Colter, Alex and Candace Pisarzewski, Conan, Ian, Elisabeth and Declan Ambrose, as well as her great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by parents Emil Halash and Catherine (Halash) Porath, brother Gregory (Holly) Halash, sister-in-law Colleen Galeski, brother-in-law Patrick Galeski, son-in- law E.Timothy Viger, brother-in-law Herb Roulinson and Lance Colter father of grandson Johnathan.
Diane was a very faith-filled, loving, joyful, and caring wife, mother, grandma, great grandma, sister, and friend. Her family was her life. She enjoyed cooking, baking, volunteering at church and Pro-Life events, and shopping; not only for herself but for family and others who she knew were in need. Diane also loved physical fitness. She was an aerobic instructor at one time and had run two Detroit Free Press Marathons in her forties. She also volunteered for the Avon Breast Cancer 3-Day Walk, the Michigander Bike Tour, and went on the World Youth Day weeklong Pilgrimage in Toronto in 2002. You could often see her working outside in her front yard. And too, Diane loved dancing, especially with her children and grandchildren at birthdays and family get togethers. But most of all, Diane’s joy came from hearing from and spending time with her grandchildren. Diane was deeply loved by all her family and friends and is greatly missed.
Age 90 of Wyandotte.
Beloved husband of the late Wilma. Dearest father of Matthew (Deborah) Merrill, Steven (Nominique) Merrill, Maureen Merrill, Marla Liphardt and the late Mark Merrill; and father in law of Kelly Merrill. Loving grandfather of Steven Broome, James Broome, Corey Thaxton, Matthew Merrill Jr, Elizabeth Cousineau, Amanda Merrill, Christopher Merrill, Jacob Liphardt, Olivia Liphardt, Andy Nguyen, Sophie Fanton and Jackie Trimble. Dear brother of Robert Merrill and George (Judy) Merrill. Also survived by 19 great grandchildren.