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Scott W. Evanson

Died: Saturday, June 14, 2014
Age: 53
Scott W. Evanson of Clarkston, formerly of Rochester; passed away suddenly June 14, 2014 at age 53.

He was beloved husband of Karen; loving father of Amanda (fiancé Tab Wood), Samantha and Alyssa; papa of Morgan; son of Marlene (Ron) Smisek; preceded in death by his father Walter Dean; brother of Brian (Diane) and Jeffrey (Jackie); son in law of Dolores (the late Cecil) Pelowski.

Scott was employed as Project Manager at IM Branded, Rochester Hills.

Funeral Service is Thursday 10 a.m. at Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston where friends may visit Wednesday 3-9 p.m. and Thursday 9 a.m. until time of service.

Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com

Ralph M. Taylor

Died: Friday, June 13, 2014
Age: 99
TAYLOR, RALPH M.; of Lake Orion; June 13, 2014; age 99. Beloved husband of the late Florence; dear father of Mark Taylor and the late Barbara Pace-Guthrie; loving grandfather of 5 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

Mr. Taylor was retired from GM Truck and Coach and a member of the U.A.W.

Funeral Services were held on Thursday, June 19, 2014 at SPARKS-GRIFFIN FUNERAL HOME, Lake Orion (248-693-8336). The family received friends before the service. Interment White Chapel Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Michigan Masonic Home or Knights of Columbus #13600 of Waterford. Memorial reflections may be shared with the family by visiting www.sparksgriffin.com

Fred Zawacki

Died: Friday, June 13, 2014
Age: 72
Fred Zawacki was born to Frank & Eva Zawacki in Sacramento on July 9, 1942.

He was the third of seven children raised in the Hollywood Park neighborhood and a proud graduate of C. K. McClatchy High School class of 1960. He passed away at home with family by his side after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. Fred was well known for his charming smile, outgoing personality, generous heart, genuine nature, and was a collector of all things unique.

Fred was a Brandon Township Trustee from 1978-1984, owner of M-15 party store in 1973, a member of St. Ann Church and was a long time member of the Ortonville Lions club.

He loved life and was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. He will be missed by many. Fred is survived by his wife of 25 years, Pauline Zawacki, son Daniel Zawacki, daughter Alison (Nancy Seger) Zawacki, step- children Jennifer (Dan) Gannon, Jeffery Hammond and grandson Liam Gannon, all of Sacramento. Fred is also survived by siblings Franklin (Aura) Zawacki, Bernard Zawacki, Julie (Craig) Perrin, and Janet Townsend. He was predeceased by his parents, brothers Donald and Edwin Zawacki, and the mother of his two children, Carol Zawacki. A private mass was held at St. Ignatius Parish. A celebration of Fred's life will be held Sunday, July 13, 2014. For details, email azawacki@hotmail.com.

Mary Ann Haggadone

Died: Thursday, June 12, 2014
Age: 85
HAGGADONE, MARY ANN of Pontiac; died June 12, 2014. She was 85. Born March 29, 1929 in Bristol, Rhode Island to the late John and Mary Arruda. She is survived by 4 sons, Elmer “Moe”, John Dellas (Tammy), Jimmie (Lois) and Clay (Judy) Haggadone; 1 sister, Estelle Kaiser; also survived by 12 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren; she was preceded in death by 1 granddaughter and 2 great grandchildren. Mary was retired from Farmer Jacks in the meat department and was a longtime member of Good Samaritan Lutheran Church, Pontiac where her Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 16, 2014 (517 W. Walton Blvd., Pontiac). Interment will be at Ortonville Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the church from 10 to 11 a.m. Arrangements were entrusted to COATS VILLAGE FUNERAL HOME-ORTONVILLE. Memorial contributions may be made to the church. To send a condolence, go to www.CoatsFuneralHome.com/Obituaries.

Dorothy Judd

Died: Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Age: 90
Dorothy E. Judd, of Oxford, died June 10, 2014. She was 90.

Dorothy was the loving mother of Richard (Della) Fancher of MN, Terry (Carolyn) Farmer of Oxford, Deanna (John) Schleeter of IN, Linda (Bill) Rudaitis of Clarkston, Steven Dobson of IL, Caroline Tincknell of Oxford, Peggy (David) Desroschers of Bay Port, MI step-daughters Patricia (Don) Wright and Pamela (Don) Floyd, both of LA; cherished grandmother of 16, great-grandmother of 21, and great-great-grandmother of three.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Basiel in 1981; her son, William, and 2 brothers and 3 sisters.

A memorial mass in Dorothy’s memory was held June 23, 2014 at Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Lake Orion.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Oxford Chapel of Huntoon Funeral Home.

Robert Allan STILWELL

Died: Sunday, June 08, 2014
Age: 43
STILWELL, Robert Allan “Bob”; of Waterford; formerly of Metamora and Clarkston; June 8, 2014; age 43; father of Caitlin, Nick and Brendan and their mother Jenny; son of Rose (Bill) Becker and Vernon Stilwell; brother of Correnea (Rob) Scripter, Ryan (Erica) Rosebush, Pamela (Don) Rouse, Jamie Stilwell, Sheryl (Dwayne) Preston, Anna Williamson, William (Jill) Becker and Dawn (Jeremy) Johnston; survived by many nieces and nephews; boyfriend of Kristy Stanich. Bob served in the U.S. Navy during Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm in Iraq. He was employed as a surgical nurse at Royal Oak Beaumont Hospital and formerly worked at Huron Valley Hospital. Funeral Service Thursday 12:30 pm at the Lewis E. Wint and Son Funeral Home, Clarkston where friends may visit Wednesday 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Interment Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly. In lieu of flowers, any donations to the family will be used for the future education of his children. Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com

Dr. Raphael A. Flajole

Died: Sunday, June 08, 2014
Dr. Raphael A. Flajole DDS; born on November 7, 1951 and died on June 8, 2014. Ray was killed tragically by a reckless driver in Galveston, TX early Sunday morning while he was enjoying a sunrise walk on the beach with his family. Ray was a much loved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and dedicated friend. He was a good man. Ray was a dentist in Lake Orion for over 37 years where he gently and compassionately cared for his patients. He took great pride in providing honest and excellent dental care to make sure that everyone had “nice choppers”. Ray had many passions and hobbies in life. Golfing brought him much happiness (and sometimes angst). He recently started running, and as everything he attempted, he mastered it. He had planned on eventually doing a triathlon. He enjoyed craft beer with buddies. He loved to ski, the water, and was a champion sailboat racer. He told good stories, loved sharing trivia and corny jokes. He loved life. Ray is survived by his wife Carol; daughters and son-in-laws, Rachel and Jeff Ridley, Emily Flajole, Julia and Phil Thomas and Molly Flajole; grandchildren Liam and Evan Ridley and Aiden and Abigail Thomas; brothers, Fr. John Paul Flajole OFM, Pierre Flajole; sister, Mary Flajole; and sister -in- law, Jewell Flajole. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and his loving friends. He is preceded in death by his mother and father, Delphine and Paul Flajole; and his brother, Michael Flajole. Ray was loved by many and will be very greatly missed. He made the world a better place. The family will receive friends Thursday, June 12th from 5 to 8pm and Friday, June 13th from 2 to 8 pm with prayers of the Rosary at 7pm at SPARKS-GRIFFIN FUNERAL HOME, Lake Orion. Funeral mass will be held at St. Joseph Church on Saturday, June 14th at 11:00am (visitation 10am) with a luncheon immediately following at the church. Donations in his honor may be made to Forgotten Harvest, 21800 Greenfield Road, Oak Park Michigan 48237 www.forgottenharvest.org or to Catholic Relief Services, 228 W. Lexington Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201 www.crs.org. Reflections may be shared with the family by visiting www.sparksgriffin.com

James Edgar Warren

Died: Sunday, June 08, 2014
Age: 73
James of Ortonville, was born Jan. 17,1941 in Metropolis, Ill. to the late Buel and Ludie (nee: Lamb) Warren. He married the former Sheila Smith in Royal Oak on Nov. 23, 1960. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Sheila Warren; two children, James L. Warren and Lisa Ann (Terry) Larson; four grandchildren, Christy (Jeremy), Shelly (Brandon), Nicole and Jeremiah (Rebecca); seven great-grandchildren, Kain, Juliana, Jessie, Christopher, Aryah, Ja’maree and Emma; and one sister, Dr. Linda (Dr. Robert) Witherspoon. Also survived by many sisters and brothers-in-law and a very special friend, Lynette Bailey, who generously donated a kidney in 2006.

Jim retired from the GM-Orion Plant after 30 years. He was a sergeant with the Brandon Township Volunteer Fire Department and also served as an emergency medical technician. He was a member of the Flaming Pistons Car Club and was past president of the Ortonville Jaycees.

A memorial service will be at 1:30 p.m. June 14, 2014 at Coats Village Funeral Home, Ortonville. Burial will follow at Seymour Lake Cemetery, Brandon Township. Family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday from 11:30 a.m. until the time of service. Memorial contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan (Team Warren), envelopes are available at the funeral home. To send a condolence to the family go to

www.CoatsFuneralHome.com/Obituaries.

Sybella P. ORR

Died: Friday, June 06, 2014
Age: 88
ORR, Sybella P. of Waterford; formerly of White Lake; June 6, 2014; age 88. Preceded in death by her husband Leland and son Randall (Judy) Orr. Loving mother of Daryl (Alice) Orr; grandmother of Danielle (Bill Court) Orr, Sydney (Rob) Orr-Han, David (Donna) Orr and Alexandra (Paul) Vick; great grandmother of McKenna Vick and Caleb Vick. Friends may visit at the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston Monday day 3-5 & 7-9 pm. Funeral Service Tuesday 11AM at Christ Lutheran Church, Waterford. Interment Lakeview Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Christ Lutheran Church or The American Cancer Society. Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com

Karen E. Even

Died: Friday, June 06, 2014
Age: 70
Even, Karen Elois, Age 70 of Lake Orion, passed away June 6, 2014. Karen was the loving wife of the late William. Dear mother of Kenneth (Theresa) Even, Matthew Even, Holly (Tony) Moeggenberg, and Paul Even. Devoted grandmother of Kelsie, Seth, Owen, Jessica, Chase, and Taylor. Daughter of Marion Eva Drake. Sister of Jim (Gail) Drake, June Drake (Bruce), and Diana Drake.

Memorial Mass will take place Friday, June 13, 2014, 11 a.m. with an instate time of 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 715 N. Lapeer Rd., Lake Orion. The family will receive friends for a memorial visitation Thursday 5-9 p.m. at the Modetz Funeral Home, 100 E. Silverbell Rd., Orion.

Suggested memorials to Gift of Life-Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI www.giftoflifemichigan.org. Online guestbook www.modetzfuneralhomes.com
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