Ray Kaiser Sr., 88, of Metamora and formerly of Romeo, died Wednesday, March 19, 2014.
He was born June 22, 1925, in Romeo.
Mr. Kaiser Sr. served during World War II and worked for Michigan Bell.
He is survived by his wife, Doris Kaiser of Metamora; four children, Sandra Weber of Saginaw, Ray Kaiser Jr. of Denver, Colo., Kristine Furgason of Evans, Ga., and Carrie Fritch of Metamora; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a daughter, Nancy Hadd.
Cremation was by Neptune Society.
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Paul S. Kurily, 88, of Washington Township, died Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at William Beaumont Hospital in Troy.
He was born June 29, 1925, in Los Angeles, California, the son of Louis and Stella (Heinrich) Kurily. He married Dolores Demers in 1984 in Auburn Hills.
Mr. Kurily graduated from Hamtramck High School and then graduated from Wayne State University. He served in the United States Army during World War II in the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre where he received a Bronze Star and Purple Heart. He was a designer for the automotive industry and retired after 52 years and was also a founding member of the Washington Art Guild, Starkweather Arts Center and VFW Settlers Post. He and his wife owned and operated the Romeo Art Studio for almost 30 years.
He is survived by his wife Dolores; eight children, Paul (Jeanie) Kurily of Livonia, Bryan (Patti) Kurily of Shelby Township, Lynn (Robin) Kurily of Waterford, Cheryl (Curt) Volkman of Midland, Jan (David) Levin of Westly Chapel, Fla., Sean (Rhonda) Demers of Washington Township, Pat Demers of Higgins Lake, and Theresa Demers of Shelby Township; two brothers, Phillip of Chesterfield and Joseph of California; 18 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by two sons, Martin and Jeff; and three siblings John, Matilda and Teresa.
Services were Saturday, April 12, at Roth-Muir Funeral Home in Romeo. Burial was in Romeo Cemetery.
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Irene Frances Machnik, 94, of Armada, died Saturday, April 5, 2014, at her home.
She was born Feb. 15, 1920, in Fayette County, Penn., the daughter of John and Wiktorya (Jagiela) Machnik.
Ms. Machnik was a former secretary for General Motors. She was a member of St. Clair Shores Assembly of God and a former Sunday school teacher at Christian Trinity Church.
She is survived by a brother, Ed (Terri) Machnik of Florida; and a sister, Anna Campbell of Wisconsin. She is predeceased by her parents, John and Wiktorya Machnik; two brothers, Joseph and Michael Machnik; and three sisters, Mary Lauer, Margaret Stamper and Sophie Warren.
Services were held Tuesday, April 8, at St. Clair Shores Assembly of God in St. Clair Shores. Pastor Ronnie Lease officiated. Burial was Wednesday, April 9, at Cadillac Memorial Gardens East in Clinton Township. Arrangements were by Tiffany, Young & Hauss Funeral Home in Armada.
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Adam Michael Wilson, age 25, passed away on April 1, 2014, in Leonard, Michigan. He was born to Ralph and Elizabeth ("Libby") Wilson on May 17, 1988, in Rochester Hills, Michigan. Adam graduated from Romeo High School in 2007, and received a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art from Oakland University in 2014. Adam was a true artist. If he was not drawing or reading a new book, he was strumming a guitar or playing the drums.
Adam also enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, especially while boating on a summer day. Adam was a kind and thoughtful son, as well as an outgoing, creative, and funny brother, uncle, and nephew. He will be extremely missed, and forever loved, by his family and friends.
Adam is survived by his parents, Ralph and Libby Wilson, and his siblings, Tracy and Ronnie (Hirdes), Kevin and Ana, and Matthew and Krystalyn. Adam was also a loving uncle to Heather, RJ, Dakota, and Jacob.
Funeral services were held at noon, Saturday, April 5, at Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors, 39 W. Burdick, Oxford. (Retired) Pastor Mark Evans from the St. John Lutheran Church of Romeo officiated. Interment was in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Oxford. Donations to the Michigan Humane Society are appreciated. A scholarship has been established. The Adam Wilson Art and Music Legacy Scholarship will be awarded annually to a graduating student from Romeo High School who shares Adam's love of creativity and originality. Donations are accepted at (586) 530-5674.
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