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Died: Sunday, November 17, 2013
Age: 59
PELACHYK (SHEEHAN), Maureen M.; of Shelby Township; November 17, 2013; age 59; Preceded in death by her husband Richard Pelachyk and later her friend Joseph Berry; sister of Debbie (Jim) Brook, Dave Sheehan and Linda Sheehan; sister in law of Robert and Yvonne Pelachyk; aunt of Olivia and Brianna Sheehan, Kim (Michael) Doran and Brad (Jessica) Pelachyk; also survived by many great nieces and nephews. Maureen was a talented singer with the G.M.E.C. and loved animals, especially her cat Lia and parrot Solomon. She enjoyed nature photography and writing poetry. Funeral Service Saturday 6:00 pm at the Lewis E. Wint and Son Funeral Home, Clarkston where friends may visit Saturday 3:00 pm until time of service. Any donations to the family will be used to honor Maureen’s passion of rescuing bald eagles with the Hornby Eagle Group Projects Society. Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com

Barbara S. Dockerys, (Armstrong)

Died: Friday, November 15, 2013
Age: 68
of Ortonville. Wife of Coy for 49 years; mother of Cathy (Ken) McClusky, Ken (Renee) Dockery, Craig (Renee) Dockery, Cheri (Jason) Bottiglia & Keri (Tom) Mitchell; survived by 14 grandchildren; preceded in death by her grandson Justin Dockery and parents Leo & Hazel Armstrong; sister of Ronald (Jean) Armstrong, Gary (Hilda) Armstrong, Naomi (John) Pannell, Randy (Shawn)Armstrong, Larry (Peggy) Armstrong, Diane (Terry) Vance & Dick (Kathy) Armstrong; Memorial service Monday 11:00 a.m. at Dixie Baptist Church, Clarkston where friends may visit Monday 9:30 a.m. until time of service. Arrangements entrusted to the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston. Memorials may be made to Springfield Christian Academy. Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com

Gary E. Stewart

Died: Friday, November 15, 2013
Age: 76
Gary E. Stewart, of Oxford passed away November 15, 2013. He was 76.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Darlene;  4 children, Gary (Barb) Stewart of Lake Orion, Vickie Stewart of Lake Orion, Jeff Stewart of Holly and Dawn Hadel of Lake Orion; 8 grandchildren, Heather,  Michael, Stephanie, Christina, Cheryl, Jennifer, Shantel and Jodie; 4 great-grandchildren; sisters, Margaret Decker, Judy (John) Morris and Jayne (Dineen) Stewart. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by his parents Edward and Gertrude Stewart; sister Mary Sprague; grandson James.

Gary obtained a Master’s Degree in Education and was a math and science teacher for 35 years for the Rochester Schools.  He loved golf and softball.  Gary was an active member of the First Baptist Church choir and orchestra and also the North Oakland Community Band.

A funeral service will be held First Baptist Church of Lake Orion, 235 East Scripps Rd. on Friday, November 22, 2013 at 11:00 AM. 

Pastor Juan Moreno will be officiating.  Friends may visit visit Friday from 9:30 AM until the time of service.  Arrangements entrusted to Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors, 39 West Burdick Street, Oxford, MI 48731.  To place an online condolence please visit www.LynchFamilyFuneralDirectors.com

Dorothy Algoe

Died: Thursday, November 14, 2013
Age: 83
Dorothy June Algoe, of Oxford, passed away on November, 14, 2013. She was 83.

She left two daughters, Joyce Weaton and Vicky Harris, both of Oxford, and son Robert C. Algoe Jr. of North Branch.

She had nine grandchildren.


Died: Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Age: 78
LaRAIA, GEORGE F. “SONNY” of Clarkston, November 13, 2013 at 78 years of age. Loving husband of Carolyn for 38 years; dear father of Cindi LaRaia, Kathy (Dennis) LaRaia and Shari (Kevin) Wilk; step father of Wendy and Michelle; grandfather of KJ and Nicholas; brother of the late Vincent, Michael (Marge) LaRaia and Theresa (Gene) Gorny. Also survived by the mother of his children Marilyn Cairns. George was born in Utica, NY, he retired from GM in 1996 after 41 years of dedicated service. His family and friends will hold fond memories of time spent with him on Little Traverse Lake. George loved the Dream Cruise, his Chevy truck, boating, wine making, dabbleing in the stock market and his beloved Detroit Tigers. Funeral Mass Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 11 AM at Our Lady of the Lakes Church, 5481 Dixie Hwy, Waterford. Family will receive friends Friday from 4-8 PM at COATS FUNERAL HOME-CLARKSTON, 8909 Dixie Hwy. Memorial donations may be made to American Red Cross or Mercy Hospice. To send a condolence go to www.CoatsFuneralHome.com/Obituaries.

Audrey Arlene Hebner

Died: Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Age: 87
Audrey Arlene Hebner, of Oxford, joined our Lord & her beloved husband on Wednesday, November 13, 2013. She was 87.

She was born to the late Lewis & Nancy Sites, Oct. 7, 1926, in Oxford.

Audrey was a devoted wife to Robert A. Hebner, loving mother & adoring grandmother. She was retired from Oxford Bank after 29 years of service.

Audrey loved to spend time with family, to share stories, laugh, & caring for her beloved cats.

Audrey is survived by four children: Kathy Somes, Mary Palshan, Paul Hebner, & Christina Lincoln. She is also survived by ten grandchildren: Amy Brightwell, Phillip Broome,

Jim Palshan, Jason Hebner, Nichole Staley, Christy Lincoln, Robert, Terri, & Randall McNutt, Brenda Albisani; and 16 great-grandchildren: Nicholas, Elizabeth, Hunter, Keara, Alayna, Aubrey, Stone, Lahna, Lucas, Cameron, Nathan, Logan, Anthony, Dominic, Elliana & Allison.

Audrey was laid to rest next to her husband in Oxford.

Arrangements entrusted to Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors, Oxford.

To leave an online condolence please visit Lynchfamilyfuneraldirectors.com

Shirley M. MERCIER

Died: Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Age: 87
MERCIER, Shirley M.; of Waterford; November 12, 2013; age 87; preceded in death by her husband David; loving mother of Michael (Linda) Mercier and Marie (Michael) Roy. Also survived by 6 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Shirley enjoyed making plastic canvas decorations, doing crossword puzzles and spending time with her friends. Rosary Service Friday 4:30 pm at the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston where friends may visit Thursday 7-9 pm and Friday 3-5pm and 7-9pm. Funeral Mass Saturday 10:00 am at St. Luke’s Chapel at Canterbury on the Lake, Waterford. Interment Ottawa Park Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Good Samaritan Fund at Canterbury on the Lake or Assured Hospice. Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com

Mary J. Jeri Petherbridge

Died: Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Age: 90
Of Goodrich suddenly. Loving wife of the late Raymond “Pat”; loving mother of Gene (Laura), George (Carla), Leo (Cindy) and the late Pamela Petherbridge; grandmother of 7; great grandmother of 11; great great grandmother of 3. Preceded in death by her parents, 3 sisters and 1 brother. Jeri was a graduate of Michigan State University and managed food service for Goodrich Public Schools retiring in 1994 after 40 years of service. She was an active volunteer for 50 years with several organizations: Wheelock, St. Joseph Hospital and Genesys Hospital. Jeri loved her family dearly. She was a treasure trove of history, common sense and thoughtfulness. A Celebration of Life Visitation will be Sunday, December 1, 2013 from 12-4 PM at Atlas Valley Country Club, 8313 Perry Rd, Grand Blanc. Interment will be private at Hadley Cemetery, Holly. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Goodrich Lions Club or Boys Town. Arrangements entrusted to COATS VILLAGE FUNERAL HOME –ORTONVILLE. To send a condolence go to www.CoatsFuneralHome.com/obituaries.


Died: Monday, November 11, 2013
Age: 66
CHRISTELLER, DAVID L. long time resident of Clarkston, November 11, 2013 at 66 years of age. Loving husband of Karen for 26 years; beloved son of Lois and the late Norman Christeller; brother of Howard and Catherine Christeller. Preceded in death by nephew Brian English. David was a proud graduate of U of M. He worked in engineering and marketing for GM and Delphi until 1998. David had a passion for sports cars and racing. A Celebration of Life Service will be held Monday, November 18, 2013 at 11 AM at COATS FUNERAL HOME-CLARKSTON, 8909 Dixie Hwy, Clarkston. Interment All Saints Cemetery, Waterford. Family will receive friends Sunday from 3-5 and 7-9 PM. Memorial donations to charity of choice. To send a condolence go to www.CoatsFuneralHome.com/Obituaries.

Ronald L. MOSHER

Died: Saturday, November 09, 2013
Age: 74
MOSHER, Ronald L.; of Clarkston formerly of Bay City; Passed away unexpectedly November 9, 2013; age 74; preceded in death recently by his wife Judy of 51 years; father of Shari (Jay) Malenfant, Tina Landosky, Steve Mosher and Tammy Broski; survived by 7 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren; brother of Carol (Tom) Faustin. Ron retired as superintendent at A.M.E. Group, Troy. Funeral Service Wednesday 10:00 a.m. at Lewis E. Wint and Son Funeral Home, Clarkston where friends may visit Tuesday 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Interment Christian Memorial Cemetery. Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com
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