F. EUGENE BAILEY
F. Eugene Bailey, 93, a life resident of Romeo, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, at Crittenton Hospital in Rochester Hills. He was born Nov. 23, 1920, the son of John and Alice (Brown) Bailey in Romeo. He graduated from Romeo High School in 1938. He served his country in the United States Army during World War II in the European Theatre, fought in the Battle of the Bulge and was a Prisoner of War in Germany.
Gene married his loving wife Annette McInnis on June 16, 1945 at Romeo United Methodist Church. He worked at Ford Motor Company as an accountant for 27 years.
Gene was a life member of the Romeo United Methodist and F & A. M. #41. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed spending time with his family.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 69 years Annette of Romeo and many beloved nieces and nephews.
Services were held Monday, Aug. 25, at the Roth-Muir Funeral Home. Burial was at McCafferty Cemetery. Donations can be made to the Romeo United Methodist Church. Guestbook at www.RothMuirFuneralHome.com
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Joan Betty Brockmann, a Romeo resident for 45 years, died Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, at Village Rehabilitation and Care Center of Armada
Joan was born on Valentine's Day, Feb. 14, 1924, in Detroit, the daughter of Patrick and Marie (Shields) Galloway. While still attending high school, she began working at the Bank of the Commonwealth of Detroit, where she remained for nearly 20 years .
Joan married Gordon G. Brockmann on May 12, 1962. In 1969, they moved to the Romeo area where they built their beloved home. Joan was employed by Lionel Trains and was a longtime cashier at the Romeo Kmart before retiring. An avid reader, she loved gardening, canning and baking her famous chocolate chip cookies and cinnamon sticky buns. Most of all, she treasured her children, grandchildren and her extended family of numerous nieces and nephews, as well as her many neighbors and friends.
Joan is survived by her children, Leonard Brockmann of Romeo, Colleen (Jim) Malburg of Romeo, Kelly Green of Ferndale; and grandchildren Kasey, Rachel, Lauren, Dallas, Mitchell, Chance and Daniel. She was predeceased by her husband, Gordon, in 1985; her brothers, George and Patrick; and her sister, Sheila.
A celebration of Joan's life will be held from noon-3 p.m., Friday, Sept. 5, at the Striber-McVicar VFW Post No. 2052 in Romeo. Donations in her name may be made to Toys for Tots at http://www.toysfortots.org. Arrangements were by the Henry M. Malburg Funeral Home in Romeo.
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Mykola Anatoliovitch Kirichenko, 61, of Redmond, Washington, died Sunday, July 27, 2014, of hypertension.
He is survived by his girlfriend, Robin Dalmas, of Redmond, Washington; two sisters, Vera Kirichenko of Oakland, California; Luba Knox of Stevensville, Maryland; and a son, Stephan Kirichenko of Austin, Texas.
Mykola, who went by Nick and his artist name, Mako, was born in Mount Clemens, on Oct. 29, 1952, to Ukrainian parents who immigrated to the United States following World War II. His father, Anatol Platon Kirichenko was a college professor in the Ukraine and his mother, Nadia Kowal Romanczuk was a primary school teacher.
Mykola was an artist and engineer. He graduated from Romeo High School in 1970. Following high school, he attend Eastern Michigan, where he studied conceptual art design. He continued his education at Oakland University where he studied fine art and biological sciences, graduating in 1975.
During his long career as a design engineer, he worked for Boeing, GM, Volvo and Chrysler. In the past three years, he chose to focus more on his art and worked part-time as a school bus driver in Seattle.
In the 1980s, during his marriage to Satomi Koga, Mykola was part of the Hanga Hachi Etching society and exhibited his work in Osaka, Japan. In 1983, he welcomed the birth of his son, Stephan Kirichenko.
Mykola's enthusiasm and hunger for life was infectious. He captured hearts and minds with his creativity and wit. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
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Lucille Mahaffy, 91, of Armada died Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, at McLaren Macomb Hospital, Mt. Clemens.
Lucille was born May 20, 1923, in Detroit, a daughter of John and Susan (Mennel) Warrington. During World War II, Lucille was one of the original women of the Rosie the Riveter group.
On Feb. 10, 1945, Lucille married Harold Mahaffy in Washington. She enjoyed camping with her husband and traveled to Alaska twice. Lucille was an excellent cook and used her talent in the kitchen working in the Armada Area Schools for 21 years. She was a member of the Romeo Seniors, enjoyed woodworking, fishing and was quite a marksman in hunting. Lucille also sung on the radio, played the guitar, baseball and softball and enjoyed socializing.
She is survived by a daughter, Jaclyn Netzloff of Romeo; two sons, Duane Mahaffy of Armada and Marvin (Sandy) Mahaffy of Armada; grandchildren, Doug Netzloff, Erin (Marco) Berard, Jessica (Nathan) Valascho, Jeremy and Joshua Mahaffy; great-grandchildren, Oliva and Finn Berard and Ruby Valascho; and siblings, Lawrence Warrington, Charles Carpenter, James Carpenter, Clifford (Carol) Carpenter and Delores (Ron) Hamm. Lucille was predeceased by her husband, Harold; and siblings Harry Warrington and Clara Bel Warrington Carpenter.
Services were held Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, at Tiffany-Young and Hauss Funeral Home, 73919 North Avenue, Armada. Burial was at Willow Grove Cemetery. Memorials to Romeo Church of Christ, 239 Gates, Romeo, MI 48065. www.haussfuneralhomes.com
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Michael L. Stansbury, 48, a lifelong Romeo area resident, died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014.
Michael was born Dec. 26, 1965, in Greenville, Mississippi, the son of Milton Sr. and Margaret Stansbury.
After serving his country in the Army as a helicopter avionics technician, Michael then joined the Air Force reserves where he continued working on helicopters as an avionics technician. After his military career, Michael went on to be further trained as an avionics technician for helicopters at the Willow Run airport in Michigan. Michael was currently employed by Sikorsky Helicopters, working mostly in the Philadelphia, PA. area, as an avionics technician. He had many hobbies including biking, scuba diving, and fishing.
Michael is survived by his son Troy Paul Stansbury of Ann Arbor; his parents, Milton Sr. and Margaret of Romeo, along with siblings Carol (Aaron) Quinn of Kansas City, Kansas, Milt (Linda) of Romeo and Joe of Grand Blanc. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews along with many great nieces and nephews. Michael was preceded in death by his brother, Dan.
Visitation will be 1-8 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 27, at the Henry M. Malburg Funeral Home in Romeo. Services will be 11 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 28, at Grace Baptist Church of Romeo with Rev. Andrew Burak officiating. Burial will follow at Romeo Cemetery.
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Frank Super died on Friday, August 22, 2014 in Apopka, Florida.
He was born Feb. 6, 1941, in North Branch, the son of Alexander and Josephine Super. He lived in Romeo and moved to Orlando, Florida in 1985. He worked as a mechanical engineer.
Survivors include his wife, Linda Super of almost 52 years; children John Super, PhD (Darrel), Robin Tenpenny (Chris); grandchildren Amy and Lisa Tenpenny; brothers Tony Super, George Super and James Super. He was predeceased by his sisters, Roseanne Toupin and Veronica Owens, and brother Larry Superczynski.
A celebration of his life will be held 1-4 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 30, at the Armada Senior Center in Armada. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Parkinson's Outreach Center (www.SEPDA.org) or Meals on Wheels in Orlando, Florida (www.seniorsfirstinc.org).
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Frederick Diener, 79, of Ray, died on Tuesday, August 26, 2014.
He is survived by his wife, Gail (nee McBride); children, Lisa (Kenneth) Stark, Scott Diener and Michelle Diener; grandchildren, Kenneth (Amy), Bradley, Wesley, Reganne, Lehner, Malina and Marleigh; and brother, Harold (Sharron). He was predeceased by his parents, Frederick and Katherin (nee Kunstman).
Visitation: 2-9 p.m., Friday, Aug. 29, and 10-11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 30, at Hauss Funeral Home, 47477 Romeo Plank, Macomb (North of 21 Mile).
Services: 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, at the funeral home.
Burial: Davis Cemetery, Ray.
Memorials to the Disabled American Veterans.
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Ann Buzinski, 83, of Armada died Monday, Aug. 25, 2014.
Ann was born May 8, 1931, on 24 Mile Road in Chesterfield Township to Martin and Mary (Tucholski) Szymanek. She cultivated her love for life working on the family farm and selling their produce at Chene-Ferry Market in Detroit. Later she would grow her own herbs and dried flowers, selling handcrafted bouquets and wreaths at Detroit’s Eastern Market and elsewhere.
She was best known as “Polka Annie,” hosting with her husband, Mike, the popular “Just for the Fun of It” polka show on WSMA in Marine City every Sunday for 25 years. Together they promoted many polka dances and Oktoberfests, gave dance lessons, and even hosted a polka show on local cable TV.
She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Marion “Mike” Buzinski; daughters, Jean (Robert) Calvert and Marianne Girardot; sons, Rick (the late Beverly) Buzinski and Terry (Karen) Buzinski; and grandchildren, Nick Buzinski, Gabe Buzinski, Adam Girardot and Genevieve Girardot. Ann was predeceased by siblings, Harry Szymanek, Ceil VanDamme and Emily Struzinski.
Visitation: 1-3 p.m., Friday, Aug. 29, Tiffany-Young and Hauss Funeral Home, Armada, and 10:30-11 a.m., Saturday, instate.
Services: 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 30, St. Mary’s Mystical Rose Catholic Church, Armada.
Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery in New Baltimore. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials to Alzheimer’s Foundation of America or Alzheimer’s Association.
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Michael L. (Mickey) Zions, 78, a resident of Romeo since 1954, died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, at Crittenton Hospital in Rochester Hills.
Mickey was born Dec. 19, 1935, in Springfield, Illinois, the son of Michael and Agnes (Yurgil) Zions. He married the former Eunice Jaynes on May 24, 1954, at St Paul’s Episcopal Church in Romeo.
Mickey retired from TRW in Washington Township when the plant closed. His hobbies include watching NASCAR, working and driving old muscle cars, collecting Marilyn Monroe and all types of Coke memorabilia.
He is survived by his wife Eunice; four children, Ellen King of Washington, Shannon (Bob) Emerick of Ray Township, Terry Zions of Chesterfield Township and Troy (Karen) Zions of Shelby Township. Grandchildren include Jennifer, Cassie, Michael, Nicholas, Alex, Vicky, Allen, Carter, Kyle, Emily and Jenna; and great-grandchildren include Taylor, Addey, Carson, Xavier, and Barrett. He was predeceased by a son, Todd; and a great-grandson, Daniel.
A memorial visitation will be held noon-6 p.m., Friday, Sept. 5, at the Henry M. Malburg Funeral Home in Romeo.
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