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ALFRED MULLIN
Alfred "Al" Richard Mullin, 80, of Washington Township, passed away Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015 under hospice care at St. John's Detroit Hospital. 
Al was born on June 16, 1934, the son of deceased parents Jacob and Mary Mullin. 
Al worked at Cadillac Products for over 25 years and was a taxidermist. His favorite pastimes were relaxing "up north" in Michigan and fishing at Stoney Creek Park. Each year he seemed to catch a bigger fish than the last year. He also prided himself in maintaining a weedless garden. 
Al is survived by his beloved wife Moira; and daughters Mary, Virginia (Kenneth), Barbara (Richard), and Eileen (Keith). He is also survived by grandchildren Jeffrey, Stefanie, John, Spencer, Parker, Truman and Camille. Siblings include Janet (Joe deceased) Marzetti. Funeral arrangements by Wujek Calcaterra.
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ALBIN NIEMIEC
Albin J. Niemiec, 87, of Romeo, passed away from natural causes on Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, at Crittenton Hosptial.
Beloved husband of Thelma for 58 years. Loving father of Gregory (his wife Kimberly) Niemiec. Loving grandfather of Donovan and Rochelle and step-grandfather of Brittany, Gabriele, Naomi and Haley. Brother of Norman (wife Dorothy) Niemiec. Survived by many nieces and nephews.
Albin graduated from Cass Tech High School in 1945 and served in the U.S. Navy (USS Belleau Wood) from 1945 until World War II ended in 1946. He then graduated from the University of Detroit in 1952, and gained his bachelor degree in mechanical engineering. He was then employed by Vickers Inc., where he put 44 years of his hard work and time. He retired in 1994. Albin was assigned 50 U.S. patents (utility) during his career, and taught evening classes for Fluid Power Subjects at Macomb Community College for 14 years. He also served as chairman of the City of Sterling Heights, Building Authority for 10 years.
Services were held Friday, Feb. 20, at the Henry M. Malburg Funeral Home in Romeo. Burial was at Christian Memorial Cemetery in Rochester Hills.
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MARILYN WHIPKEY
Marilyn Marion Whipkey, 77, of Las Vegas, Nevada, returned to her heavenly home on Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, after a valiant battle with cancer. Her devotion to her family and her firm belief in Jesus Christ supported her in her struggle and ultimately gave her peace.
Marilyn was born Nov. 2, 1937, in Berville, Michigan, to the late Gaston and Marcella (Wyseur) Pype. In 1955 she married Paul Tomeo in Allenton, Michigan, and they had eight children. In 1979, she married Raymond Whipkey in Port Huron, Michigan.
Marilyn is survived by her children Teena Oglesby, Diana (Lawrence) Minden and James Tomeo, all of Las Vegas, Nevada, Anthony (Alba) Tomeo of Riley Center, Michigan, Annette (Peter) Unger of Clermont, Florida, Natalie (Michael) Wenzel of Townsend, Montana, and Amy (Steven) Goodroad of Las Vegas, Nevada. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren; sisters Julia Kroetsch of Shelby Township, Michigan and Christina (Danny) Heflin of North Manchester, Indiana; and a brother, Achiel (Debbie) Pype of Broadlands, Virginia. She was preceded in death by her husband Ray; parents Gaston and Marcella Pype; sisters, Maria Pype and Dolores Servo; and son Marcel Paul Tomeo.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, at 7 p.m. at Paradise Church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Marilyn's name to Paradise Church, 2525 Emerson Avenue, Las Vegas, Nevada 89121 or Faith Baptist Church, 5 Jack Farm Road, Townsend, Montana 59644.
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DEATH NOTICES
Mary Lou Smith Tremblay, 77, of Sterling Heights, died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015. Arrangements by Roth-Muir Funeral Home, Romeo.
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Velma Salisbury, 87, of Armada, died Wednesday, Feb. 18. Arrangements by Roth-Muir Funeral Home, Romeo.
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Charles Homer Dukti, 73, of Washington Township, died Wednesday, Feb. 25. Arrangements by Roth-Muir Funeral Home, Romeo.
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