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JOANN DeLATER
Joann M. DeLater, 81, a lifelong resident of Romeo/Washington Township, died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, peacefully at her home.
She was born Aug. 24, 1933, the daughter of Harold and Edna (Striber) Eastwood.
She loved music, playing the piano, singing in the choir and dancing. She was also a caretaker for several people in the area. She was very devoted to the Romeo United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her loving husband, Larry, of Washington Township; and a son, David (James) of Austin, Texas.
A memorial service will be held at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 18, at the Henry M. Malburg Funeral Home in Romeo. Dr. Gary R. Glanville will officiate. Visitation will be from 3-7 p.m.
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EMILY McNEIL
Emily Annas McNeil, 89, of Rochester Hills and Naples, Florida, died Monday, Sept. 8, 2014.
She is the loving wife of the late Earl; dear mother of Earl William III (the late Teri) McNeil, Jane (David) Cowan, Mary (David) McIntosh, John (Marilyn) McNeil and Patty (Christopher) Wainer; cherished grandmother of 11; and great-grandmother of four. She is the sister of Virginia Quarles and Barbara Robinson.
Funeral services were held Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, at the Potere-Modetz Funeral Home, 339 Walnut Blvd., Rochester. Memorial donations may be made to the Karmanos Breast Cancer Institute. Online guestbook: www.modetzfuneralhomes.com
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JOHN ZAPPELLA
John Adam Zappella, 84, died Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014. His DNR wishes were respected.
He was husband and soulmate to Launn Zappella; father of six; step-father of two; grandpa, great-grandpa, step-grandpa, brother, uncle, mentor and an inspiration to more than a few. "Why not take a risk when you have nothing to lose." He leaves behind his Big Boy coffee buddies and the wait staff who will miss his humor and complaints. He was a proud United States Navy veteran. John was a friend of Bill W. for 48 awesome years.
John's wishes for cremation and no service will be respected. Local arrangements by the Malburg Funeral Home, Romeo.

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Shirley A. Bishop of Romeo died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014; Rewalt Funeral Home, Richmond.
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DANIEL CARR
Daniel W. Carr, 65, a 28 year Romeo resident passed away peaceful at his home on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014.
Daniel was born Aug. 16, 1949, in Detroit, the son of James and Doris (Manchester) Carr. Daniel worked as an engine builder at the GM Tech Center and the Warren Power train plant for 30 years. He loved working on classic cars, as well as motorcycle riding, and snowmobiling. Daniel loved being up north and being surrounded by nature.
He is survived by his longtime companion, Sandra of Bruce Township; his daughters, Jaime Carr of Washington and Michelle (Judd) Sehn of Washington; his brother, James Carr of Dearborn; a sister, Kathleen Martin of Hazel Park; and grandchildren Zachary (Natasha) Sehn of North Carolina, Victoria Sehn of Lapeer, and Danielle Vollen of South Carolina.
Visitation: 2-8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 19, Henry M. Malburg Funeral Home, Romeo.
Services: 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 20, at the funeral home with Pastor Bob Wright officiating.
Burial: White Chapel Cemetery, Troy.
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DOROTHY TYLER
Dorothy J. (Compton) Tyler, 85, of Grand Rapids, passed away Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014.
She is survived by her children, Patricia (Steven) Jackson, David (Cathy) Tyler, Tim (Roxanne) Tyler, Becky Dorrell; grandchildren, Bethany (Brian) Baar, Bretton Jackson, David (Danielle) Tyler II, Alison (Jesse) Ward, Amy (Derek) Yoder, Libby Dorrell; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Ruth (Marvin) Kloock; a brother, Ed (Betty) Compton.
Dorothy was born and raised in Romeo. After retiring from General Motors (Flint) she moved to Clearwater Beach, Florida. Upon returning to Michigan, she resided in Cadillac until moving to Grand Rapids five years ago. Dorothy was an accomplished bridge player and enjoyed golf.
Memorial service:Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Zaagman Memorial Chapel, 2800 Burton St. SE, Grand Rapids.
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