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Ellen Rose PESAMOSKA

Died: Friday, August 30, 2013
Age: 88
PESAMOSKA, Ellen Rose; of Clarkston; August 30, 2013; age 88; wife of Mike; mother of Ginger Burgess and the late Walter (Linda) Gibson; grandmother of 19; great grandmother of many. Memorial service 3:00 pm Saturday, September 7 at the Lewis E. Wint and Son Funeral Home, Clarkston where friends may visit 2:00 pm until time of the service. Memorials may be made to Salvation Army or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com

Layla Jane Galloway

Died: Friday, August 30, 2013
of Burton passed away peacefully with her family at her side.

She was 8-months-old.

Layla is survived by her parents, Joshua Jones and Natalie Galloway; twin sister, Lilly Anne; brothers, Jacob and Joseph; and grandparents, Jeff and Debra Jones, Scott Galloway, Laurie Galloway, and Michael Bloch.

A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. today, Saturday, Sept. 7, at Swartz Funeral Home, 1225 W. Hill Road, Flint. Visitation from noon-2 p.m. preceding the service. Burial at Seymour Lake Cemetery, Ortonville.

Hilding A. BERQUIST

Died: Friday, August 30, 2013
Age: 80
BERQUIST, Hilding A., “Jr.”; of Davisburg; August 30, 2013; age 80; husband of Emma Jean; father of Jeanne (Jerry) Lumm, Suzanne Gaddis, Samantha (Matt) Brown, Timothy (Margee); grandfather of 2 granddaughters, 5 grandsons and a future great grandchild; Brother of the late Carroll Jackson and John (Jan). Mr. Berquist is an Army veteran and retired from GM after 29+ years. Celebration of Life Saturday, September 14, 11am, at Andersonville Community Church, Davisburg. Visitation for family and friends from 10-11am. Interment Great Lakes National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Andersonville Community Church, American Cancer Society or Hospice Compassus. Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com

SOPHIE LICHWALLA

Died: Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Age: 92
LICHWALLA, SOPHIE, of Clarkston formerly of Oakville, Connecticut, died August 27, 2013 at 92 years of age. Beloved wife of the late Joseph J. Lichwalla Sr., loving mother of Joe (Karen) Lichwalla; dearest grandmother of William (Jennifer) Lichwalla and Kevin (Elisabeth) Lichwalla; great grandmother of 7. Memorial Mass will be 10:00 AM Tuesday September 3, 2013 at St. Daniel Catholic Church (7010 Valley Park Dr. Clarkston). Family will receive friends from 9:30 AM until the time of the service. Memorial donations may be made to Mendelson Assisted Living. Arrangements entrusted to COATS FUNERAL HOME – WATERFORD. To post a condolence for the family go to www.CoatsFuneralHome.com/Obituaries.

Joseph Philip SAVINO

Died: Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Age: 52
SAVINO, Joseph Philip of Clarkston formerly of Royal Oak; age 86; August 27, 2013; husband of Margaret “Peggy” for 52 years; father of Joseph (Sherri) Savino; Grandfather to Lisa Savino and Vincent Savino; brother of Mary Competiello, Anna Monaco and Guy (Rosemarie) Savino. Joe was an avid wood carver. He enjoyed playing in a Harmonica band, was a member of the American Legion Post #63, and served in the U.S. Army during WWII. Joe retired from General Motors Overseas Operations in 1989. Friends may visit Friday 3-9 pm at the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston. Funeral Mass Saturday 10 am at St. Daniel Catholic Church, Clarkston. Rite of Committal Ottawa Park Cemetery. Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com.

Died: Monday, August 26, 2013

William Alexander BARANYAI

Died: Monday, August 26, 2013
Age: 83
BARANYAI, William Alexander, EdD; of Waterford; August 26, 2013; age 83; loving husband of Lorraine for 57 years; father of William; grandpa of Alex; brother of Steve (Nancy) and Irene Daroczi. Bill served in the US Army during the Korean War. He was the Technical Director of the 4 area Vocational Centers in Oakland County retiring in 1990. After retirement he enjoyed working at Springfield Oaks Golf Course. He was a devout catholic attending St. Christopher Parish, Our Lady of the Lakes, St. Daniels and Colombiere Center. Bill was an active Third Degree life member of Knights of Columbus Council 5436, Clarkston for over 35 years and a past Faithful Navigator Fourth Degree Color Corps. K of C Rosary service Thursday 7 p.m. at the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston where friends may visit Thursday 3–5 p.m. & 6–9 p.m. Funeral Mass Friday 11:00 a.m. at St. Daniel Catholic Church, Clarkston. Friends may visit directly at the church Friday 10:00 a.m. until time of mass. Rite of Committal All Saints Cemetery; Memorials may be made to Colombiere Jesuit Center, Clarkston. Online Guestbook: www.wintfuneralhome.com

VERNON F. POST

Died: Monday, August 26, 2013
Age: 84
POST, VERNON F., of Clarkston; died August 26, 2013. He was 84. Beloved husband of Martha for 47 years. Father of Randal Post, Dennis Post, Diane (Tim) Hunt, Vern (Bertha) Post, Jr. and the late Reed Post. Also loved and survived by 10 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Vern was a member of the IBEW Local #58. After retiring from his career as a journeyman electrician he and his wife became co-owners of Alexander’s Restaurant in Clarkston . To this day the family owns and operates Alexander’s Carry Out, also in Clarkston. Vern served in the US Army in WWII. He was a very active member, having served on the church council, of St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 43816 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield 48302. Funeral service to be held Thursday, August 29, 2013, 11 a.m., at St. George Church. Rev. Fr. Nicholas Pathenos will officiate. Committal to follow at Ottawa Park Cemetery, Clarkston. Family to receive friends Wednesday 2 - 8 p.m. at COATS FUNERAL HOME-CLARKSTON. 8989 Dixie Hwy. Trisagion service Wednesday 7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to St. George Greek Orthodox Church. To send a condolence go to www.CoatsFuneralHome.com/Obituaries.

Ira "Butch" Welch

Died: Monday, August 26, 2013
Age: 69
WELCH, IRA “BUTCH” of Lake Orion, August 26, 2013 age 69. Husband of the late Pamela. Dear father of Jeffery of Lake Orion, James of Davison, and Mischell Welch of Davison. Loving Grandfather of Nicole. Brother of Claude, Chuck, Bill, Vince, Bob, Del, Kenny, Lila Lalone and the late Danny, Lucille Eckalba, and Barb Rahl. Special Friend of Joyce Carter.

Mr. Welch was an active member of Lake Orion Masonic Lodge #46, and Order of Eastern Star # 340.

He was retired as a machinist.

Funeral services Friday 11:00 am, Lake Orion Chapel, Sparks-Griffin Funeral Home (248-693-8336). Burial Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation Thursday with suggested visiting hours of 3 to 5, and 7 to 9 pm. Masonic and Eastern Star memorial services Thursday 7:30 pm.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lake Orion Masonic Lodge #46. Reflections may be made to www.sparksgriffin.com.

Goldie O. Nelson

Died: Monday, August 26, 2013
Age: 93
of Ortonville

Goldie was born July 5, 1920 in Rock Camp, W.V. to the late Vernon and Effie (nee: Miller) Holland. She is survived by two daughters, Barbara Nelson and Sharon (Toney) Barnes; four grandchildren, Michael (Anne) Barnes, Amy (Joe) Huffman, Richard Nelson, II and Kevin (Heidi Hamblin) Barnes; eight great-grandchildren, Brian, Abigail and Andrew Huffman, Chelsea, Tyler, Alexis, Jordan and Briana Barnes; and a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Nelson; one son, Richard (the late Ona) Nelson II; one great-grandson, Christopher Nelson; three sisters, Virginia, Kathleen and Maxine; and four brothers, Bill, Frank, Donald and Jayee.

Goldie was a member of the Edna Burton Senior Center where she enjoyed playing bingo, visiting with friends and going to the casino.

A funeral service was planned for 11 a.m., today, Saturday, Aug. 31, at Coats Village Funeral Home, Ortonville. Interment will follow at Ortonville Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. To send a condolence to the family select guestbook at

www.CoatsFuneralHome.com/Obituaries.
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