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LARRY CHAMBERLIN
Larry Wallace Chamberlin, 65, of Clarkston and formerly of Lake Orion, passed away Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, after a long illness.
He was the son of the late Evelyn and Wallace Chamberlin who were owners of Chamberlin Bros. Farms in Lake Orion, where he helped with the farm work. He then went into the United States Marines for a short period.
He is survived by a daughter, Amy Beth and grandchildren; three sisters, Shirley McKaig, Merry Williams and Peggy Waltman; and two brothers, John and Jerry. He was predeceased by a brother, Charles (Chucky) Chamberlin.
Services were held Monday, Sept. 22, at Pixley Funeral Home in Rochester. Burial was in Romeo Cemetery near his parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and brother.
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JOHN LASCOE
John S. Lascoe, 76, a resident of Washington, died Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, at Karmanos Cancer Institute.
He was born Jan. 6, 1938, in Gary, Indiana, to the late John and Katherine Lascoe.
He was the beloved husband of Joanne; loving father of John J. (Pamela) Lascoe, Jason P. (Lori) Lascoe, Joan Marie (Robert) Battin and Jerry (Dorene) Lascoe; proud grandfather of Kirsten, John, Caroline, Ioan, Colton, Annalisa, Trey, Alayna, Pierce and Clay.
Visitation: 3-8 p.m., Thursday and Friday, Sept. 25 and 26, with a 7 p.m. prayer service on Thursday, and instate 9-10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 27.
Services: 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 27, at St. Clement of Rome Catholic Church in Romeo. Arrangements were by Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 8459 Hall Road, Utica. Memorials appreciated to The Capuchin Soup Kitchen, 1820 Mt. Elliott, Detroit, Michigan, 48207. Share memories at www.sullivanfuneraldirctors.com
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ROBERT LYONS
Robert R. Lyons, 82, a lifelong Romeo area resident, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, at his home after an extended illness.
Bob was born July 31, 1932, in Detroit, the son of Robert and Lenore (Heppner) Lyons. He married the former Rosemary Schmitt on June 21, 1952, at the St. Paul's Episcopal Church of Romeo.
Bob took over from his father, the Lyons Plumbing & Heating of Romeo, and continued operating the business from when his father started it in 1947 until the business ended in 1997. Bob served in the United States Army in the Korean War. Upon retirement, Bob enjoyed being more active with his church, St. Paul's Episcopal, and enjoying all types of sports, especially watching his children and grandchildren playing high school sports.
Bob is survived by his wife, Rosemary; children, Mark (Kelly) of Romeo, Robin (David) Clearman of Washington Township, Scott (Billie Jo) of Richmond, Lisa (James) Jones of Romeo, and Holly (Pat) Jenuwine of North Branch; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and siblings Barb Ganfield of Romeo, Bette Ann (Marvin) Miller of Romeo, Sally Franklin of Wyandotte and Susan (John) Cassidy of Clarkston. Bob was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Paige Jenuwine; and brother James.
Services will be held 11 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 1, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church of Romeo with Rev. Stacy Salles officiating. Donations to St. Paul Episcopal Church would be appreciated. Arrangements were by the Henry M. Malburg Funeral Home in Romeo.
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ROBERT PARKS
Robert Allen Parks, 89, died Sept. 5, 2014 at James A. Haley Veteran's Hospital in Tampa, Florida after a long intestinal struggle.
Bob was born in Lockport, New York on Oct. 4, 1924, the son of Warren A. and Merle Chubb Parks.
He graduated from Romeo High School in 1942 and became a paratrooper in the United States Marine Corp. He and his compadres went by ship and amphibious vehicles to conquer South Pacific islands during World War II. He was wounded on Iwo Jima, and received the Purple Heart, subsequently losing his left leg.
Bob made his living as a salesman. He lived in Belize for many years; also near San Diego, California, assisting with swimming lessons for new amputees at Camp Pendleton. He also competed in many wheelchair marathons and other races around the country.
He is survived by his wife, Maria Parks of Florida; her six children; his children, Dave (Kim) Parks of Bruce, Kathy Averitt of Hazel Park, Wendy Parks and Missy Robinson, both in Romeo; and his first, wife Bobbie Parks, also of Romeo; 16 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Bob was predeceased by his parents; his second wife, Charlotte Parks (nee Haag); his sister, Peggy Arbron; his daughter, Christy; and his grandson Eli, son of Dave and Kim.
Interment will be in Romeo Cemetery at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 4, with military honor guard, and followed immediately by a celebration of life at the Striber-Mc Vicar VFW Post, 70455 McVicar Road. Bruce Township.
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MERLIN PHILLIPS
Merlin Jay Phillips, 80, died Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, from cardiac failure in San Juan.
He was born April 9, 1934, in Romeo, the son of William M. Phillips and Ila (Parker) Phillips.
Mr. Phillips graduated from Romeo High School in 1952. He served in the United States Army in an anti-aircraft unit in Japan. After the service, he graduated from Lawrence Institute of Technology with a degree in industrial management.
He married Margaret Reese of Oxford and worked as a sales technician in the aerospace industry in southern California.
Their only child, Brian, died in an air accident in March 1987. They then moved from Simi Valley, California, to DeBary, Florida.
His wife, Margaret, died in 1999. Having recovered from serious injuries suffered in an accident, he married Guadalupe Llanos, a native of Puerto Rico, where they soon made their residence. Together, they enjoyed a happy life centered on church, family and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Guadalupe; a brother, James Phillips of Hastings-on-Hudson, New York; a sister, Arlene Shy of Ann Arbor; two nieces, Laura Daniel of Belleville and Kathleen Phillips of New York; and a nephew, Jonathan Phillips of Washington, D.C.
Mr. Phillips was interred in the San Juan U.S. Veterans Cemetery.
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Death notice
John Szarafinski, 42, of Romeo/Rochester Hills, died Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. Arrangements were by Henry M. Malburg Funeral Home, Romeo.
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