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122 West Dunlap Street, Northville, MI 48167
August 25, 1920 - July 18, 2014
Age 93, a lifelong resident of Northville, passed away July 18, 2014. She was born August 25, 1920; daughter of Louis and Dora (nee Caswell) Lanning. Virginia was united in marriage to Joseph Lach on August 18, 1945 and they spent 35 loving years together until his death in 1979. During the war she worked as an inspector with Kelsey Hayes in Plymouth.
Virginia was a very devoted, loving and caring wife, mother and grandmother. She was the past President of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 4012 in Northville. She enjoyed sewing and was an avid Detroit Tigers fan.
She is survived by her children Cheryl (Roger) Dreasky and Ken (Lynda) Lach; her grandchildren Dawn (Robert) Harvey and Joseph Lach; and her great grandchildren Tyler and Easton Harvey. She is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, and friends. Virginia was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her grandson Duane Joseph Dreasky, 3 sisters, and 2 brothers.
Visitation will be held Sunday, July 20 from 3-6pm. A funeral service will be held Monday, July 21 at 11am with visitation beginning at 10am at Casterline Funeral Home, 122 West Dunlap, Northville. Pastor Don Magee with Lakes Baptist Church in Walled Lake will officiate the service. She will be laid to rest at Oakland Hills Memorial Gardens in Novi.
Memorial contributions would be appreciated to the Family of Virginia D. Lach, c/o Casterline Funeral Home, 122 West Dunlap, Northville, MI 48167.
February 21, 1941 - July 6, 2014
Age 73, of Northville, passed away July 6, 2014 of complications resulting from Parkinson s Disease. He was born February 21, 1941 in Waltham, Massachusetts; son of Michael and Marjorie (Leishman) Cannistraro. Don was united in marriage to Janice W. Copson on October 30, 1965; they spent nearly 49 wonderful years together. Don grew up in Waltham, Massachusetts; he has been a resident of Northville for 31 years.
Don fulfilled his childhood dream to be a pilot when he began working for Executive Airlines in his 20s. From there he continued to fly with Bendix, Allied-Signal, Honeywell, Marlin Air, and Freudenberg. He retired over ten years ago with many wonderful memories.
Don had a wide-ranging array of interests. He was an avid golfer, enthusiastic about woodworking, and he loved the outdoors. He and Janice spent many wonderful vacations with friends from the Born Free RV Club. Growing up on the water, Don thoroughly enjoyed boating, fishing, and time spent near the ocean. Ultimately, Dons life-long passion has always been airplanes. From the first he helped to build in a friends garage, to the model variety, and eventually his own private planes, his eyes were often turned to the sky. None of this, however, compared to the focus that Don put on family. Don and Janice were true partners who originally met as children. Their most special moments were delighting in the joys of their children and grandchildren.
He is survived by his loving wife, Janice; his children, Deborah (Roy) Hall, Lauren (Joel) Cannistraro, and Sara (Bryan) Russell; his grandchildren, Savannah, Brianna, Mitchell, Michael, Emma, Madison, and his brother David R. Cannistraro. He was preceeded in death by his parents, and his sisters Marjorie Doyle and Beverlee Cannistraro.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 9, 2014 from 4-8pm at Casterline Funeral Home, 122 West Dunlap, Northville. A memorial service will be held Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 4pm with visitation beginning at 3pm at the First United Methodist Church, 777 West 8 Mile, Northville.
If friends desire, flowers are welcome, as are memorial donations to the Michigan Parkinsons Foundation, 30400 Telegraph Road, Suite 150, Bingham Farms, MI 48025-5819.
May 8, 1934 - July 3, 2014
Age 80, a lifelong resident of Northville passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 3, 2014. She was born in Northville on May 8, 1934; daughter of James and Grace (nee Spangler) Lower. She was united in marriage to Richard Figueiredo on November 5, 1952; they spent 59 loving years together until his death on July 9, 2011.
For over 20 years Barbara worked as a nurses aid with the Plymouth Center for Human Development. More importantly she was a devoted wife, caring mother and cherished grandmother. Barbara and Richard loved traveling all over the United States; many trips were spent camping. She was a talented seamstress and enjoyed creating crafts through needlepoint, sewing, and crocheting. Barbara also liked birdwatching and both vegetable and flower gardening.
Barbara is survived by her children Brian (Pam) Figueiredo, Mark Figueiredo, and Kim (Ken) Stratford; her sister Joan (Robert) Bennett; her aunt Iva Price; her grandchildren Brian (Lana) Figueiredo, Toresa (Dan) Piper, Tiffany Figueiredo, Lindsey (Jason) Krupin, Brittney Stratford, and Brooke Stratford; and her great grandchildren Makayla, Skylar, Brayden, Faith, Delainey, Cooper, and Nolan. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and her brother Arnold Lower.
Visitation will be held Monday, July 7, 2014 from 2-8pm. The funeral service will be held Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 11am with visitation beginning at 10am at Casterline Funeral Home, 122 West Dunlap, Northville. Dr. Roger Stombaugh from the United Baptist Church in Garden City will officiate the service.
Memorial contributions would be appreciated to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.
May 14, 1927 - July 1, 2014
He is survived by Betty (nee Gordon) Greenlee, his wife of 59 years, son; Arthur Greenlee III (wife Susan); and six grandchildren: Allison Greenlee Korr (husband George Korr), Arielle Greenlee, Daniel Goldman, Alandra Greenlee, William Greenlee and Arthur Greenlee IV. He was preceded in death by daughter, Janeen Greenlee, and his only sibling, William Greenlee of Colorado.
Born in Morrisville, PA, he graduated from Morrisville High School before receiving his degree in business administration from Rutgers University. He had a successful career as an accountant for Ford Motor Company. During World War II, he served in active duty in the U.S. Navy. He faithfully attended Holy Cross Episcopal Church.
The family will receive friends at Casterline Funeral Home at 122 W. Dunlap, Northville, MI on July 11 from 3-6 pm. The memorial service will be held at Holy Cross Episcopal Church, 40700 W. Ten Mile Rd., Novi, MI on July 12 at 11:00 am. Interment will take place in a private ceremony July 5. Donations welcome to the Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy (www.gtrlc.org).
February 18, 1927 - July 1, 2014
Age 87, of Northville, passed away July 1, 2014 after a battle with lung cancer. He was born February 18, 1927 in Boston, Massachusetts; son of Frank and Anna (Baltusis) Zokas. His father, Frank S. Zokas entered the United States through Ellis Island in 1911 from Lithuania. Robert was united in marriage to Mary Ellen Smith on September 9, 1950; they spent 64 wonderful years together. Robert grew up in Roslindale Massachusetts; he has been a resident of Northville for the past 17 years.
Robert joined the US Navy in 1945 and served as an Aviation Radioman in an SB2C dive bomber. After serving in the Navy he returned to Boston to attend art school. In 1956 Robert and Mary Ellen moved to Dearborn Michigan where he worked as an automobile designer for 32 years with Ford Motor Company.
Robert had a passion for automobile design and was always interested in the latest models introduced each year. He was a family man; cherishing the time he spent with his family. He was very outgoing and friendly; enjoyed spending time with his friends, which often included a discussion about cars.
He is survived by his loving wife, Mary Ellen; his children, Jeffrey (Karen S.) Zokas and Craig (Karen M.) Zokas; his grandchildren, Erika, Kyle, Jessica, Courtney; and his great grandson Xander.
In lieu of flowers, contributions would be appreciated to the Salvation Army, 9451 South Main, Plymouth, MI 48170.
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CASTERLINE FUNERAL HOME
122 W DUNLAP ST
NORTHVILLE, MI 48167