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DANIEL CARR
Daniel W. Carr, 65, a 28 year Romeo resident passed away peacefully 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.
Services were held Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Henry M. Malburg Funeral Home in Romeo. Pastor Bob Wright officiating. Burial was in White Chapel Cemetery in Troy.
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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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BETTY DOMMENICK
Betty Louise Dommenick, 64, a lifelong resident of Romeo, passed away Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, at her home.
She was born Nov. 9, 1949, in Romeo, the daughter of Frank and Marion Louise (Schadewald) Dommenick.
Betty graduated from Romeo High School in 1968 and then attended Wayne State University and New York University in New York City where she received her bachelor's of art degree. She worked for Richmond Medilodge for many years. Betty enjoyed spending time with her dog Scottie III.
She leaves to mourn her siblings, Joe (Cathy) Dommenick of Florida, Linda (A. J.) Rozycki of Grosse Pointe Woods, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother, Frank Dommenick Jr. in 2014; her mother, Marion Louise, in 2009; and father, Frank in 1999.
Services were held Wednesday, Sept. 24, at Roth-Muir Funeral Home in Romeo. Guestbook at www.RothMuirFuneralHome.com
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PAUL WEST
11/1/54 - 9/14/14
Peacefully and lovingly in his wife's arms, Paul Edmund West became an angel in Heaven after a brave struggle with a recent illness.
A 1972 graduate of Romeo High School and a graduate of Western Michigan University, Paul was an advocate for the Retarded Citizens, enacting one of the first pieces of legislation to help challenged individuals, while still in his 20s. He went on to pursue an MBA from Indiana University and became an advertising executive with Leo Burnett in Chicago. He then created an automotive marketing business and moved to California. His other entrepreneurial successes included an exhibit business and an Internet marketing company.
He met the love of his life in California and proposed in Paris, France. His wife believes he should have written a book, "How to be the Perfect Husband", so men could learn from his example.
He is survived by his wife of 11 years, Diane, sisters Mary, Jane, Ann and Judy, many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, predeceased by mother Maxine, father Edmund and three brothers Fr. John, Gerald, and James.
Visitation will be 3-9 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 25, at Wujek Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. in Shelby Township. Services will be 11 a.m., Friday, Sept. 26 at SS. John and Paul Catholic Church in Washington Township.
In lieu of flowers, donations will be used for a memorial bench at the Meditation Garden of the hospital where he spent time trying to heal.
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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.
A memorial service was held Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Zaagman Memorial Chapel, 2800 Burton St. SE, Grand Rapids.
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MAXINE WEST
Maxine E. (DeGrandchamp) West, 91, passed away Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014.
She was the beloved wife of the late Edmund; dearest mother of Mary of Roseville, Jane Martin of St. Clair Shores, Ann (Kenneth) Grimm of Ohio, Judith Naber of Washington Township, the late Paul (Diane), the late Fr. John, the late James and the late Gerald. She was the proud grandmother of six and great-grandmother of five.
Visitation will be 3-9 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 25, at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 54880 Van Dyke at 25 Mile Road Shelby Township. Prayers will be at 7 p.m. Instate 10:30 a.m., Friday, Sept. 26, at SS. John & Paul Catholic Church, 7777 W. 28 Mile Road, until the 11 a.m. mass. Donations to St. Vincent DePaul are greatly appreciated.
Mr. and Mrs. West were married 63 years prior to his passing in 2007 and had lived their entire married life in Washington Township.
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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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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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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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ROBERT PARKS
Robert Allen Parks, 89, died Sept. 5, 2014 at James A. Haley Veteranís 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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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. Paulís 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. Paulís 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.
Visittion: 1-8 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 30, Henry M. Malburg Funeral Home, Romeo.
Services: 11 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 1, St. Paulís Episcopal Church of Romeo with Rev. Stacy Salles officiating.
Donations to St. Paul Episcopal Church would be appreciated.
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DEATH NOTICE
MERLIN PHILLIPS
ROBERT PARKS
ROBERT LYONS

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