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Gayle Walsh Lozzi

Died: Friday, September 18, 2015
Gayle Walsh Lozzi passed away at home, peacefully on Sept. 18, 2015 surrounded by her loving family. She is survived by the love of her life, and husband of 46 years, Russell Lozzi, and her children, Marty and Dawn. She was the proud grandmother of five beautiful girls. Her siblings are Cindy, Kim and Jacque. She is preceded in death by her parents Rose and John. Her great passion was her children and grandchildren. She relished the role of grandmother. She was known for her great sense of humor and her kindness to everyone she encountered. Her bravery, strength and determination are legendary. Her love of life will be fondly cherished, always. Her love and our love for her, held forever in our hearts. A memorial mass will be held on Monday, Sept. 28, 10:30 a.m. at St. Anne Catholic Church, 825 South Ortonville Rd, Ortonville, MI 48462. In lieu of flowers, contributions on her behalf can be made to Lake Orion Oncology, 720 N. Lapeer Rd, Suite 102, Lake Orion, MI 48362. Her friends may send cards and words of remembrance to her home "care of" her daughter, Dawn

Fredric Saunders Troff

Died: Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Age: 86
Troff, Fredric “Fritz” Saunders; age 86 of Auburn Hills. September 16, 2015. Loving husband of Mary (Tyndall) Troff. Married one week short of 65 years. Beloved father of Nancy (Michael Harrell) Troff, Tamsin (Gary DeMink) Troff, Fredric William “Bill” Troff, Sarah (Jamie Uribe) Troff, and the late M. Robin Troff Cornell; cherished grandfather of Angelina Troff (Todd Kobriger), Garrett (Erin) Troff, Erin (Michael) DuMez, John Bonzelaar, Fredric Andres, and Catherine Uribe; amused great-grandfather of Charlie, Isla and Grace Dumez, and Elizabeth and Annabel Kobriger. Born in Kalamazoo, Michigan, on July 25, 1929, to Garrett J. and Marjorie Saunders Troff, Fritz attended State High, Kalamazoo College, and graduated from Western Michigan University with two Bachelor Degrees and a Masters Degree in Speech Patho9logy. Fritz’ years as a member of the 174 th M.P. Battalion during the Korean War was deeply gratifying and he remained friends with many of his fellow M.P.’s. His career took him to St. Clair Shores, Michigan where he worked for the South Lake School District. There he proudly worked as a Speech Pathologist. He worked with the Title 1 Program in the area of Speech Therapy and served for a period of time as president of the teachers’ union, before culminating his career as the Director of Special Education. Fritz was an avid book reader and collector, a poet and a wise and knowledgeable soul. He remained in deeply loyal friendships with those from his kindergarten years to the present. Cancer took his body but not his hilarious dry wit. Funeral Service with Military Honors was held on Monday, September 21, 2015 at at Modetz Funeral Home, Orion. Donations may be made to the Charity of your choice. Online condolences www.modetzfuneralhomes.com.

William Miller

Died: Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Age: 88
MILLER, WILLIAM; of Lake Orion; September 16, 2015; age 88. Beloved husband of Patricia; dear father of Pamela (George) Caldwell and the late Dan Miller; grandfather of 4; great-grandfather of 8; and brother of Judy Graves. Mr. Miller owned and operated

Bill Miller Water Softener Company in Lake Orion for many years. He was a veteran of WW2, a member of the Lake Orion American Legion Post 233, and the Lake Orion United Methodist Church. Memorial Services will be held Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 10am at the Lake Orion United Methodist Church. Inurnment Monday, October 12, 2015 at 11am at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Memorial Donations may be made to the Disabled American Veterans. Reflections to the Miller family may be shared at www.sparksgriffin.com

Mary Ann Quesnberry

Died: Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Age: 81
QUISENBERRY, MARY ANN of Ortonville; died September 14, 2015. She was 81. Born October 14, 1933 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Edward Amos and Mary Catherine (nee: Cronin) McCarville. She married Thomas H. Quisenberry on February 9, 1952 in Farmington, Michigan; he preceded her in death in 1995. She is survived by seven children, Thomas (Mindy), Theodore (Cheryl), Joseph (Lana), Kathleen (Peter) Liebner, Kenneth (Nicole), Timothy (Kim) and Jason (Shannon) Quisenberry; 15 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren, 3 brothers and 3 sisters. Mary Ann was an active member of the St. Anne Catholic Community and Ladies AOH. She was a longtime member of the Brandon Twp. Library Board and a former Brandon Twp. Deputy Clerk. Family will receive friends on Wednesday from 1:00 to 8:00 p.m. at COATS VILLAGE FUNERAL HOME – ORTONVILLE with a Rosary at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, September 17, 2015 at St. Anne Catholic Church 825 S. Ortonville Rd., Ortonville until the Mass of the Resurrection at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow at Ortonville Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Ortonville Community Emergency Fund. Envelopes are available at the funeral home. To send a condolence visit www.CoatsFuneralHome.com .

Carol Lynn Woodbridge

Died: Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Age: 55
Carol Lynn Woodbridge of Ortonville was born Jan. 24, 1960 in Royal Oak, Michigan to the late Jack and Betty (nee: Gay) Dresden. She married Dwight Woodbridge on Dec. 16, 1983 in Morton, Ill. She is survived by her beloved husband; two brothers, Roger (Nancy) Dresden and Rob (Peggy) Dresden. Carol was a 1978 graduate of Morton High School and received her bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University. She was a member of Goodrich United Methodist Church and was a substitute teacher for Brandon Schools. She was formerly employed at WEXI channel 19 ABC in Peoria, Ill. A memorial service will be held at a later date at Goodrich United Methodist Church. Arrangements were entrusted to Coats Village Fneral Home, Ortonville. Memorials may be made to National Kidney Foundation, American Diabetes or American Heart. To send a condolence please visit www.CoatsFuneralHome.com

Orie Craft

Died: Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Age: 71
Orie Woodrow Craft,of Ortonville, died unexpectedly September 15, 2015. He was 71.

He was the beloved husband of Dolly Craft for 44 years; beloved father to his children Jennifer (Joshua) Reynolds and Jessica Craft; and adored papa to his three grandchildren Logan, Samiah, and Jadora Reynolds. He is also survived by his parents Genoa Johnson and James Craft; and his siblings Theresa Ryan, Timothy Craft, and Daniel Johnson.

He was preceded in death by his younger brother Michael Craft.”Woody”, as everyone called him, served the United States Army in Okinawa.

He loved animals, especially his dog, Ginger, and his two cats Callie and Cleo. He greatly enjoyed the outdoors, spending time at his home and with his family. Most of all he loved the Lord Our God with all his heart, mind, body, and soul.

He is loved beyond measure and will be greatly missed.

A funeral from Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors in Oxford was held on Sept. 19.

To leave an online condolence please visit www.LynchFamilyFuneralDirectors.com

Chester L. JONES

Died: Monday, September 14, 2015
Age: 76
JONES, Chester L. “Spike”; of Clarkston; September 14, 2015; age 76; husband of Jeanne; father of Greg (Karen) Giegler, Lori (John) Powe, Lisa (Mike) Conway, Renee (Jerry) David; papa of Stephanie, Justin, Zach, Ryan, Josh, Carrie & Evan; great grandpa of Caleb; brother of Hazel Voorhees. Spike served in the U.S. Navy and retired from General Motors. He was a history buff who enjoyed pheasant hunting and bowling. Friends may visit at Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 3:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Funeral service Thursday 12:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Wounded Warriors.

Online guest book www.wintfuneralhome.com

Donald L. Shaw

Died: Monday, September 14, 2015
Age: 61
Donald L. Shaw of Ortonville was employed for more than 40 years as a mechanical engineer. He was a wonderful father, grandfather and husband. He liked NASCAR, camping, classic cars, and spending time outdoors. Beloved husband of Linda; dear father of Daniel Shaw, Larry Shaw, Thomas (Dustina) Shaw, Lauren Clark and Katelyn Clark; loving grandfather of Stephan, Kane and Caleb; and dear brother of Robert (Nan) Shaw and Cathy (Greg) Nofs. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Myrtle (Humphries) Shaw.

A funeral service is planned for 4 p.m., today, Saturday, Sept. 19 at Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 8459 Hall Rd. (3 blks. E. of Van Dyke), Utica. Visitation from noon until time of service. Memorials suggested to the American Cancer Society. Please share a memory at


Joana Snow

Died: Monday, September 14, 2015
Age: 77
Joana Snow, of Oxford, Michigan passed on Monday September 14, 2015. She was 77.

She is survived by her husband Fred Snow, son Dan Snow (Wife Nancy), and daughter Gail Tomko (Husband John).

She had 4 grandsons, Nicholas Snow, Jacob Snow, Shaun Madsen and Brendon Madsen. Most recently she was given a great granddaughter Emmie Snow. Joana was born in Lithuania and moved to Germany at the age of 5.

She endured WWII and then immigrated to the United States when she was 13, where she lived in Parma Michigan.

Joana graduated from Albion College and then taught German in the Rochester School system for 29 years. She touched many lives and will be missed.

A memorial gathering will be held at Boulder Point Golf Club in Oxford, Michigan at 1 p.m. on Oct. 11. Lunch to follow.

Arrangements entrusted to Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors, Oxford.

To leave an online condolence visit www.LynchFamilyFuneralDirectors.com

Gordon Richard Gordie Maxon

Died: Sunday, September 13, 2015
Age: 61
Gordie of Ortonville was born March 16, 1954 in Pontiac, Michigan to the late Louis Fay and Iola May (nee: Tubbs). He is survived by two children, Tara (Duane) Jensen and Paul Maxon; three grandchildren, Eric, James and Julie Jensen; two brothers, Bradley (Shelly) Maxon and David (Denise) Maxon; also survived by a host of friends; he was preceded in death by one son, Dennis Maxon and his step-mother, Barbara Maxon. Gordie was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was a tree trimmer for Detroit Edison for 26 years. He was a member of the Ortonville Lions Club and a community caregiver often plowing driveways and mowing lawns anonymously in Ortonville. A celebration of his life will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, September 18, 2015 at COATS VILLAGE FUNERAL HOME-ORTONVILLE. Final resting place will be Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly. Family will receive friends on Thursday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the family to help with funeral expenses. To send a condolence please go to www.CoatsFuneralHome.com .
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