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January 30, 1926 - September 11, 2014
Age 88, a resident of Lyon Township, passed away September 11, 2014. She was born January 30, 1926; daughter of Earl and Lily (nee Wiseman) Self. She was a 1944 graduate of Darlington High School in her hometown of Darlington, Indiana. Flossie was united in marriage to Tony Tonda on July 18, 1953 and they spent 31 loving years together until his death in 1985. Flossie was a homemaker who enjoyed baking for her family, especially Italian bread. She also enjoyed tending to her beautiful garden.
Flossie and her family moved to the Plymouth-Canton area in 1969. She was very active at the First Congregational Church in Ypsilanti until 1968 and a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Plymouth; church was where her dedication to helping others began. Flossie shared her interest in education by participating in school organizations. Her first district-wide involvement was as a representative on the school's district's Safety Committee. She eventually became president of this organization. Flossie fought to make her community safer; her first victory was the skywalk across Joy Road. Flossie's involvement went beyond just the school district. She was asked by the Canton Township Supervisor to serve on the Planning Commission.
In 1974 she became President of the district Community Council and appointed to fill a vacancy on the School Board. She continued her involvement with her children's school, Campfire Girls, the Safety Committee, and the Canton Planning Commission. In 1976, Flossie was elected to the School Board. In this same year, she opened the school district clothing bank to help children and families.
Other community involvement included President of the Canton County Festival, founder of the Canton Republican Club in 1980, and a very active participant with the Dion Nursing home recruiting volunteers in Wayne, Oakland, and Livingston counties. Flossie also served on the Canton Advisory Committee for Oakwood Hospital and served as President of the Wayne County School Board Association. In 1984 Flossie was named Woman of the Year for Canton. In 1994 the Flossie B. Tonda Elementary School opened in Canton; a small token of appreciation for all of her hard work and dedication. When she retired she moved to Sarasota, Florida, but her community involvement did not end; she was President of Oakwood Manor HOA, a volunteer for Hospice, Women's Exchange, and the Sarasota Opera House.
She is survived by her daughters Tina (Mark) Servies and Toni (Frank Noverr) Tonda; her stepdaughter Pamela Tonda; her sisters Ginny (Don) Anglin and Donna Tonda; her grandchildren Tammy (Matthew) Trasky, Kurt (Tina) Servies, Tracy (Alex) MacDonald, Andrew Space, and Tyler Space; and her great grandchildren Teagan, Grace, and Emma. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her twin sister Florence Floury, her brother Jack Self, and her sisters Dorothy Jahnke, Ada Pickering, and Catherine Self.
A memorial service will be held Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 6:30pm at the Flossie B. Tonda Elementary School, 46501 Warren Road, Canton, Michigan 48187. A dear family friend Steve Lampi with Messiah Lutheran Church will officiate the service. Memorial contributions would be appreciated to Tonda Elementary, please make checks payable to PCCS - Tonda Memorial Fund.
January 4, 1936 - September 1, 2014
Age 78 of Northville, passed away peacefully on September 1, 2014. She was born January 4, 1936 in Detroit; daughter of Wesley and Katherine Williams. She was united in marriage to Joseph F. Rajsigl on February 14, 1959; they spent over 48 loving years together until his death in 2007.
Patricia was a member of the Eastern Star - Orient #77. She enjoyed cross stitching and embroidery. At the 2014 Michigan State Fair Patricia entered 7 cross stitched pieces and won 7 first and second place ribbons. She also liked going to the casino. She was a loving and kind mother and friend.
Patricia is survived by her daughter Karen Tallman and many nieces, nephews, and friends.
A private service was held. Memorial contributions would be appreciated to the family of Patricia A. Rajsigl, c/o Casterline Funeral Home, 122 West Dunlap, Northville, MI 48167
Shadko, Lena Sokolov
October 16, 1916 - August 24, 2014
She married the love of her life, Ivan Shadko, in 1941. During their 69 years of marriage they had two children, Frederick and Jacqueline.
Late in life, Lena became a technical translator at Chrysler and American Motors. She loved languages and she loved learning. She spoke French, Spanish, Italian, and Portugese in a pinch.
They moved from Troy to Novi in 2008. Ivan preceded her in death in 2010 at age 95. Lena passed away peacefully August 24, 2014 in Novi, Michigan
She is survived by her son Frederick Shadko, who is a Northville Township Trustee, and her daughter, Dr. Jacqueline Shadko, President of OCC Orchard Ridge.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations would be appreciated to the Shadko Family Endowed Scholarship Fund through the Oakland Community College Foundation, 2480 Opdyke Rd., Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
The visitation will be held Thursday, August 28, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. until Noon with a funeral service at Noon at Casterline Funeral Home, 122 W. Dunlap, Northville.
September 22, 1933 - August 20, 2014
Ruth worked as a bookkeeper for many years with various types of companies, such as banks, credit unions, title companies, even her husbands business. She was a wonderful cook. Her specialty was a tremendous canned tomato sauce, which was made from tomatoes she grew in her own garden. The tomato sauce became the base for many delicious recipes shared with her family.
Ruth is survived by her daughter, Alison (Thomas Lewis) Hollister; her granddaughter, Marie (Karl) Otto; her great granddaughter, Sonja Otto; and her brother, William (Shirley) Bonsky. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her sister, Helen Jean Moody; and her brother Stanley Bonsky.
Visitation will be held Monday, August 25, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Casterline Funeral Home, 122 W. Dunlap, Northville. She will be laid to rest at Cadillac Memorial Gardens East in Clinton Township. The family would appreciate memorial contributions to American Cancer Society, 20450 Civic Center Dr., Southfield, MI 48076.
Genitti, Jr., John
June 10, 1947 - August 16, 2014
Age 67, a longtime resident of Northville, passed away on August 16, 2014. He was born June 10, 1947 in Detroit, Michigan; son of John and Clare (nee Fallucci) Genitti. John served as a Sergeant in the US Army during the Vietnam War; he was awarded various medals. On October 28, 1972 he was united in marriage to the love of his life Antonia Toni Vermiglio. Family was the most important aspect of Johns life; he was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather.
John was the owner of Genittis Hole-in-the-Wall in Northville; with his wife Toni by his side they built the business from a market to a restaurant to a family style dinner theatre. He was a proud member of the VFW Post 4012. John loved traveling in his motor home; whether he was going to Florida for the winter with Toni or quick trips to Michigan campgrounds with his grandchildren. He would often be found walking his beloved dog Sebastian or just sitting on the bench in front of Genittis in downtown Northville. John enjoyed watching baseball, completing crossword puzzles, and hosting friends at his home for the Friday night concerts. He was a very generous man who volunteered his time as much as he could.
John is survived by his wife Toni; his children, Andrew (Leslie) Genitti, Laura (Kirk) Rentz, and Tina Genitti; his grandchildren, Avery, Andrew, Mia, Olive, and Sonny; and his aunt Mary Ware. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Charles Genitti.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, August 19, 2014 from Noon until 8pm with a tribute service at 7pm at Casterline Funeral Home, 122 West Dunlap, Northville. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 11am, with visitation beginning at 10am at the First United Methodist Church, 777 West Eight Mile, Northville. Burial with full military honors will be held at Rural Hill Cemetery following the funeral service.
In lieu of flowers, contributions would be appreciated to the VFW Post 4012, c/o Casterline Funeral Home, 122 West Dunlap, Northville, Michigan 48167.
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122 W DUNLAP ST
NORTHVILLE, MI 48167