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Elwell, Jr., Charles
October 25, 1944 - April 18, 2014
Age 69, of Livonia, formerly of Northville, passed away April 18, 2014. He was born on October 25, 1944 in Northville, Michigan; son of Charles W. and Ruth E. (nee Willman) Elwell, Sr. Bill was united in marriage to Helen F. Lucas on March 12, 1971, and they spent 43 loving years together. He worked Admissions and the Winners Circle at Northville Downs, retiring after almost 30 years. He also retired from General Motors after working at GM Truck and Bus in Pontiac for 20 years. Bill was a member of St. Pauls Lutheran Church in Northville. He was also a member of Northville Eagles and the American Legion in Port Austin.
Bill loved anything to do with the sport of golf; he was an avid player, he volunteered at the Senior Open at Indianwood Golf Course in Lake Orion, and even worked as a ranger at Tanglewood in Novi. He also enjoyed riding his motorcycle.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Helen F. Elwell; and his cherished son, William Bill (Candice) Elwell. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, April 23, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. with a Funeral Service at 1:00 p.m. at Casterline Funeral Home, 122 W. Dunlap, Northville. Pastor Christopher Fairbairn from St. Pauls Lutheran Church will officiate the service. The family would appreciate memorial contributions to American Cancer Society, Relay for Life - Birdies and Bad Drivers, 20450 Civic Center Drive, Southfield, MI 48076.
August 10, 1931 - April 13, 2014
Age 82, longtime resident of South Lyon, formerly of Northville and Ann Arbor, passed away April 13, 2014. He was born on August 10, 1931 in Detroit, Michigan to Joseph and Elsie Florence (nee Gardner) French. Donald graduated from Pennsylvania School of Optometry with a Doctorate in Optometry. He had his own practice, Dr. Donald R. French, OD, PC, on Plymouth Road in Livonia for approximately 35 years. He was the preferred optometrist for General Motors and Fisher Body for many years. He was a member of St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Ann Arbor and the Lions Club.
Donald adored his children and loved his grandson. He was very funny and clever; Don could always come up with a limerick on the fly that would match the moment you were in, he was also a wonderful story teller. Following his retirement, he combined his love of cutting grass with his love of hard work and opened a lawn cutting business in Ann Arbor. His sense of humor was evident on the business card, it read: Don R. French, Let Don French kiss your grass. He enjoyed golf and dabbled in snow skiing. He also enjoyed travelling; some of his favorite destinations were Germany, England, Monte Carlo, and the California Coast. Donald liked rock and roll and jazz music; he was also a big movie buff, and especially liked French foreign films. He relished games of chance by playing and investing in the stock market.
He is survived by his cherished son, Steve (Ellen) French; his loving wife of 20 years, Mary Miller; and his adoring grandson, Sean French. He was preceded in death by his son, Joe French and his daughter, Gail French.
A time of gathering will be held Friday, April 18, 2014 from 10 a.m. until Noon with a memorial service at Noon at Casterline Funeral Home, 122 W. Dunlap, Northville. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorial contributions to Salvation Army Plymouth Corps, 9451 S. Main Street, Plymouth, MI 48170 or Lions Club International Foundation, Dept. 4547, Carol Stream, IL 60122.
April 14, 1947 - April 4, 2014
Age 66, of Northville, passed away peacefully April 4, 2014. She was born April 14, 1947 in Indianapolis, Indiana; daughter of Jack and Joan (nee Edwards) Chaille. Penny was united in marriage to Howard Weaver on November 23, 1983 and they spent 30 loving years together.
Penny received a Master Degree in Business Administration from Central Michigan University and a Master Degree in Guidance and Counseling from Oakland University. She also had a Specialist Degree in Clinical Psychology from the Center for Humanistic Studies. In 2005, she became a Medium Missionary through the Chesterfield Seminary.
Penny was a hard worker; she had various jobs throughout her life that she enjoyed, among them, Sales Manager for Pontiac Business Institute, Flight Attendant with TWA, Home Economics teacher, and make-up artist, where she was a consultant for CBS. For the past 14 years, Rev. Penny Weaver, Spiritual Advisor was the owner of Penny Weaver, Inc. where she practiced as a therapist and LLP Psychologist, as well as a Reverend, Spiritual Advisor, Spirit Medium Channel and Reader, and Reiki Teacher Master, Sekhem-Seichim Master Teacher, Sekhem (Australian) Teacher, Karuna Master Teacher, Blue Star Celestial Energy Master Teacher, Certified Hypnotherapist, Shaman, and Aura Photographer. Penny authored the book called Self Mastery and was often a guest speaker at seminars and organizations, where she would share her vast knowledge and experience.
She was a member of First Spiritual Temple in Royal Oak and the Northville Chamber of Commerce. Penny adored her grandchildren. She was always positive and upbeat; she was a good listener who loved helping people. She enjoyed travelling with groups she took to visit sacred sites, such as Sedona, Stonehenge, and Indian Burial sites. She also enjoyed reading and learning new things.
Penny is survived by her beloved husband, Howard Weaver; her parents, Jack and Joan Chaille; her step children, Renee (Larry Wright) Weaver-Wright and Scott (Liz) Weaver; her grandchildren, Alison, Evelyn, and Matthew Wright and Parker and Brendan Weaver; her siblings, Rebecca Renner and Andy (Mary) Chaille; her sisters-in-law, Margaret Noble, Bea Caffrey, Barb Weaver, and Betty Sheehan; and her niece and nephew, Amelia Chaille and John Chaille, along with many other nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother Sam Chaille and her nephew Lincoln Kaplan. The family is very thankful to the people who supported her.
A time of gathering will be held Friday, April 11, 2014 from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. with an Honoring Ceremony at 7:15 p.m. at Casterline Funeral Home, 122 W. Dunlap, Northville. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at Italian American Banquet Center, 39200 Five Mile Rd., Livonia. A luncheon will follow the service.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions to First Spiritual Temple, 3224 Greenfield Rd., Royal Oak, MI 48073 would be appreciated.
July 4, 1934 - March 10, 2014
Age 79, longtime resident of Northville, passed away March 10, 2014. He was born on July 4, 1934 in Romulus, Michigan to Cyrus King and Margaret Schmidt. Lee was united in marriage to Marilyn Holmes on May 19, 1956 and they spent 55 loving years together until her death in 2012. He graduated from Plymouth High School in 1952. Following high school, he attended Ferris State University and later Ford training. Lee worked for Ford as a Senior Designer on the Mustang; he retired after 34 years with the company. He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Livonia, where he served as a deacon.
Lee was a dedicated husband and loving father to more than just his own children; he often saw potential in people and helped them to become successful. He was a nice, sweet, and very kind person; everyone who met him always had good things to say. He was often seen having breakfast at various Northville restaurants, and was a favorite among the waitresses, always remembering their names; monthly he met with a morning group called the ROMEOS. Lee, a talented musician, was a member of the Silver Strings in Garden City. He, along with his daughter Jenny, enjoyed sharing their musical gift with area senior citizen homes; he also taught at the Gitfiddler, which was located in Northville. Lee loved blue grass music and was inspired by Chet Atkins and Earl Scrugs; he inspired his children to become musicians, and his son, Steve, to work in the music industry.
He is survived by his loving children, Steven (Roberta) King and Jennifer (Daniel) Orr; his grandchildren, Jacob Orr, Nicholas King, and Catherine Orr; and his brother, Ivan (Janet Wild) King. He was also loved by many nieces, nephews, and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marilyn King and his parents.
A funeral service will be held Friday, March 14, 2014 at 5 p.m. with visitation beginning at 3 p.m. at Casterline Funeral Home, 122 W. Dunlap, Northville. The family would appreciate memorial contributions to Deaf Professionals Artist Network, 1525 East 9 Mile Road, Ferndale, MI 48220.
September 28, 1916 - March 4, 2014
Age 97, a longtime resident of South Lyon, passed away peacefully March 4, 2014. She was born September 28, 1916 in Detroit, Michigan; daughter of John and Kathrina (nee Kahlor) Ollariu. Clara was united in marriage to Frank Hamlin, who passed away in 1969. She later married Maurice Malo and they spent 25 loving years together until his death in 1999. She worked as an assembly worker for Burroughs in Plymouth, retiring after 30 years.
Clara loved animals of all kinds; she cared for many cats, dogs, and even pigs, but her favorite were horses. For many years she rode her horses in the Fourth of July Parade in Northville alongside her daughter. Clara was very compassionate and often took in strays that found their way to her home.
She is survived by her loving daughter, Mary (Eugene) Bongiovanni; her grandchildren, Annie Eckman and Theresa (Chad) Rozanski; her great grandchildren, Paul (Jessica) VanRokel, David VanRokel, and Veronica Eckman; and her great great grandchildren, Amanda, Sean, and Layla. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Frank Hamlin; her son, Frank Hamlin, Jr.; her husband, Maurice Malo; her parents; and her sister, Margaret Ollariu.
Visitation will be held Friday, March 7, 2014 from 3pm - 8pm with a Rosary beginning at 7 pm at Casterline Funeral Home, 122 West Dunlap, Northville. Clara will be laid to rest at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Southfield. The family would appreciate memorial contributions to Alzheimers Association, Greater Michigan Chapter, 25200 Telegraph Rd., Ste. 100, Southfield, MI 48033.
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122 W DUNLAP ST
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