Age 99 of Wyandotte.

Dearest son of the late John and the late Stella Pevovar.  Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Fred was the youngest of 10 siblings.  He was born on March 18, 1925 in Wyandotte, MI.  He was a proud World War II Veteran.  Being drafted into the Army at the young age of 18, he served his country proudly.  Fred fought with distinction at Normandy on D-Day and the Battle of the Bulge.  He received many medals, including 5 bronze stars, a good conduct medal and a World War II victory medal.  He remained proud of his military service for as long as he lived and was truly one of the Greatest Generation.

Fred dedicated his life to caregiving and was a dear son, brother, uncle and friend.  He was always an excellent cook and took great joy in sharing it with others.

 

Monday, July 1, 2024

Caroline “Cari” Lawrence, born on December 19, 1933, in Wyandotte, Michigan, to Michael Kotowski and Minnie Ford, passed away on June 22, 2024. She was a dedicated teacher and an alumna of Marygrove College.

Caroline “Cari”  is survived by her sons, David (Carol), Richard, and Michael (Shelley), 4 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, her brother Michael Kotowski, and sister Peggy Fulcher. Her impact as an educator and her warm spirit will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her husband, the late Alfred Lawrence, and two sons, Stephen and Patrick.

May her memory be a blessing.

 

 

Friday, June 28, 2024

  • Instate
    11:30-12:00pm
  • Funeral Mass of the Resurrection
    12:00 pm
  • St. Vincent Pallotti Parish at St. Patrick Catholic Church
    135 Superior Blvd, Wyandotte, MI 48192
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Age 97 of Wyandotte.

Beloved wife of the late Robert J. McGrath. Dear mother of Kathleen Morris, Terrence (Lori), Patricia Auger, Daniel, Kevin (Roslyn), and daughter-in-law Ruth. Loving grandmother of 13 grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and 3 step-great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Mary Kathleen (Paul) Lokar. Preceded in death by her parents Clarence and Anne Lauzon, siblings Robert (Joanne) Lauzon, Joan (Joseph) Mellen, son Michael McGrath, 2 infant children, Rose Marie and John, and son-in-law Christopher Auger.

 

Family Tribute ~

Margaret was born in 1927 in Detroit, Michigan. She graduated from St. Theresa High School and Marygrove College, both in Detroit. During her college years she met Bob McGrath, who was attending neighboring University of Detroit. They married in 1950 and remained married for 69 years, until Bob’s death in 2020.

After graduation from Marygrove, Margaret worked in the advertising department at Business News Publishing Company.  She remained there until she and Bob started a family.

Margaret was active during her children’s school years, attending every single football, basketball, and baseball games, track meets, school plays, choral and musical programs. She also served on the School Boards of Wyandotte Catholic Consolidated Grade School and Gabriel Richard High School. She was on the formation committee of the first Parish Council at St. Patrick’s Church and served as Education Co-Chairman on the Council.

She served as a volunteer with the Wyandotte General Hospital Auxiliary for 50 years. At her retirement, she was the longest still-active volunteer for the Auxiliary, receiving a Certificate of Recognition from the City of Wyandotte for her dedicated service.

Over the years she also belonged to the Downriver Genealogical Society, Wyandotte Historical Society, Downriver Irish-American Club, and the Downriver League of Catholic Women. Besides her love of reading and genealogy, her love of travel took her and Bob on many exciting trips throughout the Continental US, Hawaii, Canada and Europe.

She always said that the best thing she did was have her children that she loved with all her heart.

Visitation Wednesday, June 26th from 1:00PM until 8:00PM Molnar Funeral Homes – Nixon Chapel, 2544 Biddle Ave., Wyandotte.  Instate, Thursday, June 27th, 9:30AM until time of 10:00AM, at St. Vincent Pallotti Parish at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 135 Superior Blvd.

Memorial contributions are appreciated to Capuchin Soup Kitchen and Irish Pallottine Fathers.

 

 

Thursday, June 27, 2024

  • Visitation
    9:30-10:00am
  • Funeral Mass of the Resurrection
    10:00 am
  • St. Vincent Pallotti Parish at St. Patrick Catholic Church
    135 Superior Blvd, Wyandotte, MI 48192
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Friday, June 28, 2024

  • Visitation
    9:30-10:00am
  • Funeral Mass of the Resurrection
    10:00 am
  • St. Vincent Pallotti Parish at St. Patrick Catholic Church
    135 Superior Blvd, Wyandotte, MI 48192
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Age 73 of Riverview.

 

Beloved husband of Caren.  Loving father of Allen Jr. (Lleyana) and Robert.  Dear brother of Jerry, Janice Morton, Edward and Michael.  Also survived by many nieces and nephews.  Preceded in death by parents Alexander and Margaret.

 

 

 

Saturday, June 22, 2024

  • Instate
    9:30-10:00am
  • Funeral Mass of the Resurrection
    10:00 am
  • St. Vincent Pallotti Parish at St. Patrick Catholic Church
    135 Superior Blvd, Wyandotte, MI 48192
    Get Directions

Saturday, June 15, 2024

  • Visitation
    9:30-10:00am
  • Funeral Mass of the Resurrection
    10:00 am
  • St. Vincent Pallotti Parish at St. Patrick Catholic Church
    135 Superior Blvd, Wyandotte, MI 48192
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Age 99 of Wyandotte. 

After 99 years of life, Hazel went home to Jesus on May 20, 2024. She was born on May 10, 1925, to Fellie and Sherman Whitlock in England, Arkansas and was dearly loved by her grandmother, Florence Pangborn. When Hazel was 14, she and her mother, stepfather, Warren Sanderlin, and younger brother Charles (Bud) Whitlock, moved to the Detroit area where she attended school and later began waitressing at the Great Lakes Steel Mill cafeteria. Around that time she met the love of her life, Paul DeLisle. The story of their meeting is legendary. While out dancing with friends at a club in Ecorse, a cocky, handsome, young man presumed to take a seat at her table. She told him to “get lost.” At the same time, a man she admired from the mill, came up and said, “I see you met my brother, Paul.” She gave Paul a second chance and they married in Bryan, Ohio, on December 13, 1943, while Paul was home on leave. After the war, they moved to Wyandotte and raised nine children: Sharon, Paul, David, Fred, Marilyn, Butch, Robert, Elizabeth and Marissa. They were married for 57 years.

Hazel was baptized in the Holy Spirit on April 20, 1973, and her life took a profound turn. At the same time, Paul felt God calling him to leave his job of 27 years at BASF, to work full-time for the Lord. Even with three young children still at home, Hazel offered Paul her full support and soon they along with Fr. George Fortuna and a small group from St. Constance Catholic Church in Taylor, brought the Charismatic Renewal to St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Wyandotte. Hundreds of people attended the Life in the Spirit seminars and their lives were forever changed as they, too, took the gifts of the Holy Spirit into the community, touching the lives of their families, friends, and coworkers.

Hazel was preceded in death by her parents, Fellie and Warren C. Sanderlin; siblings Charles Whitlock and his wife, Doris, and Warren Sanderlin, Jr; her husband, Paul; three sons, Butch, David and Robert; two daughters-in-law, Judy and Marcia; and one grandchild, Davey.

She is survived by her sons, Paul (Deborah), of Carleton, and Fred (JoAnn) of Wyandotte; daughters, Sharon of Hawaii, Marilyn Strube (Joseph) of Reed City, Elizabeth Bowdler (Randy) of Southgate, and Marissa (Matt) of Ypsilanti; and daughter-in-law, Cathy; 30 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren, and 8 great-great-grandchildren at the last count! She is also survived by her brother, Fred (Joan) Sanderlin of Muskegon and sister-in-law, Marilyn Sanderlin of Temperance, as well as many nieces and nephews. She will also be missed by neighbors, area waitresses, and those who knew her from St. Elizabeth Church and Faith in God Renewal Center.

In lieu of flowers, Hazel asked that everyone kindly bring a food donation for the local food pantry.

 

Saturday, May 25, 2024

Age 95 of Wyandotte.

 

Beloved wife of the late Richard Dulimba.  Loving mother of David (Debbie) Dulimba, Kenneth (Kandy) Dulimba, Thomas (Dianne) Dulimba and James Dulimba.  Dear sister of Joan Dreske and the late Virginia (the late Nick) Stankov.  Also survived by 7 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. 

 

 

 

Saturday, May 18, 2024

  • Visitation
    9:30-10:00am
  • Funeral Mass of the Resurrection
    10:00 am
  • St. Vincent Pallotti Parish at St. Patrick Catholic Church
    135 Superior Blvd, Wyandotte, MI 48192
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Paul Anthony Tata, 64, of Taylor, MI, passed away on April 13, 2024, in his hometown. He was born on July 25, 1959, in Detroit, Michigan. Paul was a retired US Steel employee, having dedicated 37 years of his life to the company. He worked at the 80-inch Mill as a Scarfer Charger and Furnace Operator and was a proud member of USW Local 1299.

Paul was a quiet but intricate individual with an OCD personality, known for his meticulous organization in every aspect of his life. He found joy in caring for his yard, feeding the birds, planting gardens, and attending street fairs and festivals. His love for music spanned across various genres, from oldies to jazz, rock and roll, country, and classics, each holding a special place in his heart.

He is survived by his beloved domestic companion, Lorrie Sochocki, and daughters Brianne Sochocki, Alyssa Perry (Riley), and grandson Jonathan. He is also survived by daughter Ashley (Zack) Hodgson, daughter Ella Hodgson, son Andrew Tata (Hanna), Samuel, and Scarlette Tata, sister Colleen Krumbach (Kevin), niece Jennifer Misiora, nephew Steven Misiora (Samantha), and their sons Evan and Tyler. Paul was preceded in death by his parents Primo and Patricia Tata and brother William Tata.

Paul’s educational journey began at Taylor Kennedy High School, where he laid the foundation for his successful career. His commitment to his work at US Steel was admirable, and his dedication to his hobbies was equally noteworthy. He found solace in the simple pleasures of life, always finding significance and interest in everything he did.

 

Monday, May 13, 2024

Heaven gained an angel, and we lost the kindest, funniest, most selfless, and loving person we’ve ever known.  He was an amazing husband, dad, grandpa, friend and neighbor.  He was the heart of the family.  Always happy.  Always present.  Always loved!   We were truly blessed to have him as long as we did.  He was/is an inspiration to be a better person and enjoy every minute.  He will be missed more than words can ever express.

Beloved husband of Margaret.  Loving father of Marianne (Ronald) Bottrell, Jeanette (Kevin) Murphy and Daniel (Michelle) Cialkowski.

Also survived by 6 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

A Memorial Mass will be held on May 10, 2024 at St. Vincent Pallotti Parish/St. Joseph Church, 344 Elm, Wyandotte, MI  48192

Gathering will begin at 9:30 am at the church with the Mass beginning at 10 am.

Memorial contributions can be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation at https://www.jdrf.org/michigannoh/

 

Friday, May 10, 2024