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Thomas M. Avereyn, 60, a resident of Fort Wayne, Indiana, passed away at his home on Monday, Dec. 8, 2014.
Tom was born Aug. 10, 1954, in Mount Clemens, the son of Arthur M. and Margaret (Lambert) Avereyn.
Tom was raised in Washington Township and graduated from Romeo High School in 1973. Tom worked and retired from General Motors.
Tom is survived by his siblings, Gerald (Jane) Avereyn of Grand Blanc, Patricia (Richard) Borowski of Ray Township, Kathleen (Jim) VanHoeck of Armada; along with many nieces and nephews.
A memorial mass to celebrate the life of Tom will take place at a later date. Local arrangements by the Henry M. Malburg Funeral Home, Romeo.
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Janet E. DeMartelaere, 75, a resident of Romeo since 1987, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township.
Janet was born on Oct. 25, 1939, in Royal Oak, the daughter of Robert and Eileen (VanMarter) Mentier. She married David L. DeMartelaere on January 6, 1962 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Royal Oak and Dave preceded her in death on Nov. 24, 2014.
Janet was well known for her cooking and baking. Janet and her husband Dave were longtime members of St. Clement Catholic Church where they helped out with the funeral luncheons for many years. She dedicated most of her time to her family and friends, helping out with whatever needed to be done. Janet worked for The Romeo Observer for many years in the advertising department.   
Janet is survived by her children, Denise (Rob) Prough of Shelby Township, Debi (Ken Appleman) Martone of Romeo, Donna (Paul Jett) DeMartelaere of Madison Heights, and Deanna (Greg) Heiden of Capac. She is also survived by 14 grandsons; 2 granddaughters; and four great-grandsons; along with a sister, Donna Austin, of Midland. Janet was preceded in death by a sister, Nancy Austin.
Services were held Monday, Dec. 15, at St. Clement Catholic Church of Romeo. Arrangements were made by the Henry M. Malburg Funeral Home in Romeo.
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Elizabeth B. Reiber, 95, passed away on  Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, at Angelica's Place in Romeo. She was born on January 23, 1919 in Sterling Heights, the daughter of Louis and Barbara (Ohlert) Schoenherr.
Elizabeth is survived by her five children, Michael Reiber (Sherrill Beaubien) of Leonard, Timothy Reiber (Sheryl Kalnow) of Romeo, Steven Reiber (Gayle Eliason) of Seattle, Washington, Elizabeth Reiber Agase (Tom Agase) of Highland Village, Texas, and Christopher Reiber (Lori Rogers) of Shelby Township. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Janell Reiber Farmer (Timothy Farmer), Michael Reiber (Tinamarie Dunkirk), Elizabeth Agase, Rebecca Reiber Hart (Carl Hart), Paul Agase (deceased), Benjamin Reiber (Rachel Owen), Christopher Reiber, Matthew Reiber (Brandy Skurya-children, James, Jayden, Alaina, Brennan), great grandchildren Victoria, Alexandra, Corbin, Olivia, Abigail, and Aliya. Elizabeth is also survived by her two sisters-in-law, Helen Schoenherr and Bernadette Schoenherr. She is preceded in death by her 12 siblings, Ethel (Leo) Jenuwine, Louis (Cecilia) Schoenherr, Paul (Viola) Schoenherr, Jim (Mildred) Schoenherr, Tom (Delores) Schoenherr, Marian (Glen) Hoxsey, Catherine (Harold "Hockey") Moore, Beatrice (Cliff) Reiterman, Suzanne (Frank) D'Angelo, Jack Schoenherr, Eugene Schoenherr, and Margaret Masters on August 4, 2014.
Visitation will be 4-8 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 17, at the Henry M. Malburg Funeral Home in Romeo. Services will be 11 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 18, at the funeral home with Father John officiating. A luncheon will be held at Greystone Golf Course (32 and Mound) following the service. Burial will take place at a later date at the Elk Ridge Cemetery near Traverse City. Donations can be made to Alzheimer's Association.
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Rocco Tenaglia, 80, passed away peacefully at his Bruce Township home Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014.
He was the beloved husband of Ida (nee Polsinelli) for 49 years; father of Debra of Bruce Township, Michel (fiancé Renee Watt) of Leonard and Lisa (Jeff) Rapp of Washington Township; proud grandfather of Rocco, Glenn, Serafina, Silvana, Karly and Cole; and dear brother of Alfredo (Linda), Rita, Nicoletta and Angela. He was predeceased by two sisters, Maria and Tina; and a daughter-in-law, Audrey.
He was a member of St. Clement K of C and Federazzione Abruzze del Michigan.
Services were held Tuesday, Dec. 16, at St. Clement of Rome Catholic Church in Romeo. Arrangements were by Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. in Shelby Township. Entombment was in Resurrection Cemetery.
Please share memories with the family at their On-Line Guest Book at
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Philip Michael Kittell, Jr., 44, passed away of natural causes on Monday, Dec. 15, 2014.
He was born Dec. 5, 1970 in Mount Clemens, the son of Philip Michael and Eleanor Kathleen (Young) Kittell. He graduated from Lutheran High North in 1989 and then attended Ferris State University where he earned a Bachelors of Science. Philip was the the branch manager of South Park Welding in Romeo. He enjoyed restoring vintage pinball machines and 1980's video arcade games (as well as playing them), and heavy metal music (plus a little Frank Sinatra and traditional jazz).
He was always willing to lend a hand to a friend, neighbor or family member in need. He possessed a quiet, gentle personality and always had a kind word for everyone. Those who knew him well, enjoyed hearing his hearty laughter and watching the corners of his eyes crinkle as he savored a funny joke or anecdote. He is survived by his best friend since junior year of high school and wife Michelle L. Bracali of Rochester; stepdaughter Bianca; and his mother Eleanor "Kathy" Kittell of Lake Orion. He is also surviving are many beloved cousins, aunts, uncles and God parents Bob and Barb Young of Yale. He was preceded in death by his grandparents and his father Philip.
Visitation: 4-8 p.m., Friday, Dec. 19, Roth-Muir Funeral Home, 296 South Main, Romeo, and instate 10-11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 20.
Services: 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 20, Immanuel Lutheran Church, 47120 Romeo Plank Road, Macomb
A celebration of Phil's life with food and refreshments will be immediately following the funeral at Thee Office Pub & Cookery, 128 South Main, Romeo. Memorial donations may be made to The American Heart Association or the Lutheran High School North Scholarship Fund
in Philip's honor.
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Sherri Lewinski, 54, of Washington Township, passed away at her home.
She is the beloved wife of Joseph, dear mother of Christopher (Kelley), Marcy (Jason) Mitchell, Rebecca (Jeff) Stasyk, Shannon (Justin) Wolschleger, beloved daughter of Judith Bazzetta and the late Frank Bazzetta, sister of Mary Kaye Nolan, Cindy Pitcock, Lynn List, Amy Tilton and the late Steve Bazzetta. She is also survived by nine grandchildren.
Visitation: 2-8 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 18, Henry Malburg Funeral Home, Romeo, and instate 10-10:30 a.m., Friday, Dec. 19.
Services: 10:30 a.m., Friday, Dec. 19, St. Pio (formerly Sacred Heart) Catholic Church, 18430 Utica Road, Roseville. Memorials are suggested to St. Jude Children's Hospital.
Burial: Sacred Heart Cemetery, Roseville.
Arrangements by Wessels & Wilk Funeral Home, Pleasant Ridge.
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