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Simone Schroeder

May 06, 1929 - Dec 06, 2023

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Troy, MI

Simone Schroeder was born May 6, 1929, in Etampes, France. She passed away on December 6, 2023. Simone was 94 years of age. Simone is survived by her daughter Ginette, son-in-law Michael, grandchildren Brittany, Sarah and her husband Jonathan, Brandon, Sean and his wife Veronica, and great grandson Logan. Simone was predeceased by her son Maurice and her husband Gus after 64 years of marriage. Simone and Gus met after WWII when she came to America visiting her sisters. After having to return to ...Read More

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Carol Parker-Browarski

Oct 15, 1940 - Feb 19, 2024

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Troy, MI

This obituary will be updated.Family will receive friends Sunday, February 25, 2024 from 2-8PM at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Price Chapel), 3725 Rochester Road (between Big Beaver & Wattles), Troy, (248) 689-0700.Memorial Service will be held on Monday, February 26, 2024 at 12PM at the Funeral Home. Gathering on Monday will begin at 10AM.

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Diana Chiantis

Apr 13, 1928 - Feb 19, 2024

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Troy, MI

Diana Chiantis died February 19, 2024 at the age of 95.Preceded in death by her husband William Chiantis.Funeral Service Friday, February 23, 11:30 AM at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 760 Wattles Rd., Troy. Visitation at the church begins at 10:30 AM.Memorial Tributes to St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church.

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John F. Schiferl

Sep 29, 1941 - Feb 18, 2024

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Troy, MI

John F. Schiferl, age 82, passed away on February 18, 2024, surrounded by his loving family.John was dedicated to his career in the automotive industry and worked for many years as an executive at Chrysler. Beyond his professional achievements, John found immense joy on the golf course, and playing cards with family and friends. These moments were not just about the activities themselves but about the bonds strengthened and memories created.A fervent sports enthusiast, John's loyalty to his teams was unwavering. He was an avid supporter of the Wisconsin Badgers. His passion extended to the Chicago Bears and Chicago Cubs, where he shared many memorable moments with friends and family, celebrating victories and commiserating over losses.Family was at the center of John's life, and he cherished every moment spent with his loved ones, especially his grandchildren. He will be dearly missed.John was the devoted husband of Mary Ann for 60 years. Cherished father of Mark, Michael, Robert (Kimberly) and Christine Pinch (Dan). Beloved grandfather of Daniel and John Pinch & Christopher and Darrick Schiferl.Family will receive friends on Thursday, February 22, 4pm-8pm, with Scripture Service at 7pm, at A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home (2600 Crooks Rd., Troy).Funeral Mass Friday, February 23, 11am at St. Thomas More Catholic Church (480 Adams, Troy). Visiting at church begins 10:30am.

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Deroy "Roy" B. Wernis

Mar 18, 1935 - Feb 17, 2024

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Troy, MI

Deroy “Roy” B. Wernis, a man of humble beginnings whose life was marked by hard work, love for family, and a passion for baseball, passed away on February 17, 2024, at the age of 88. Born on March 18, 1935, in Detroit, Michigan, Roy was the beloved son of the late Walfred and Lucile Marie Wernis.Roy’s journey was shaped by the values instilled in him during his upbringing in Yale, Michigan. Graduating from Yale High School in 1953, he embarked on a path defined by dedication and perseverance, traits he possessed while working on his uncle Al’s farm. A self-made man, Roy embraced the value of hard work early on, a principle that guided him throughout his life.Roy's devotion to his family was unmatched. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife and life partner, Mary B. Wernis, whom he cherished deeply. He was also preceded by his parents, as well as his sisters Diane Connors and Dee Erickson, his brother Dean Turner, and his Uncle Albert Tatoris and Aunt Alfreda.Roy’s legacy lives on through his sons, Peter C. Wernis (Danielle) and John A. Wernis (Stacy), and his grandchildren Trevor Dean (Elaina), Chase, Gabrielle, Ava, and Alec. He found immense joy in his role as a father and grandfather, sharing his wisdom and love with each generation.In 1956, at 21 years of age, Roy entered into the Freemasonry. He was a proud member of his Masonic Lodge, Brockway #316, the same lodge that his ancestors served before him. He remained an active member for the remainder of his life and found great joy in maintaining and carrying out their ideals.Roy’s commitment to his country was apparent in his service as an Army Veteran, where he served with honor and dignity. After his military service, he dedicated over 30 years of his life to Ford Motor Company, demonstrating the same work ethic and dedication that characterized his entire life. While working at Ford Motor Company, Roy graduated with a Bachelor of General Studies Degree from Oakland University in 1990.Beyond his professional accomplishments and his love for baseball, Roy’s greatest joy came from his family. He was a devoted husband, a loving father, and an adoring grandfather. His kindness, generosity, and unwavering love will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him.In addition to his immediate family, Roy is survived by numerous extended family members and friends, including his cherished cousin, Bud. His memory will live on in the hearts of all who were fortunate enough to have known him. May he rest in peace, knowing that his legacy lives on in the hearts of those who loved him.A visitation and service to honor Roy will be held at A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home (2600 Crooks Road, Troy, MI 48084). Visitation: Thursday, February 22, 2024 3:00 - 8:00pm with a Trisagion at 7:00pmFuneral Service: Friday, February 23, 2024 at 10:00am with Instate at 9:00am.Following the Funeral Service he will be laid to rest at White Chapel Cemetery.In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his name to the Detroit Goodfellows by visiting www.detroitgoodfellows.org and selecting the “Donate” tab.

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Barbara Ann Fitzgerald

Jan 27, 1939 - Feb 18, 2024

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Troy, MI

"Barbara Ann Fitzgerald, of Troy, passed away on Sunday, February 18, 2024 at the age of 85. She was born on January 27, 1939 in Detroit, Michigan to Archibald and Elizabeth (nee Birk) Queen. Barbara graduated from Servite High School in 1957. Following graduation she went to work for Uniroyal Tire Company where she met her husband, James Fitzgerald. They soon started their family in Fraser, Michigan. Jim was later transferred to the Decatur, Georgia area where they spent the next 7 years before being transferred back to Michigan and settling down in Warren in 1976. While living in Georgia, Barb went to work for Equifax and remained with the company working at their Troy and Southfield offices when the family returned to Michigan. Jim and Barb took an annual trip after their children were older traveling to Ireland, Scotland, Alaska, Nova Scotia, Morocco, England and several other locations. When she stopped working outside of the home, Barb spent many wonderful years watching her grandchildren and enjoying time with them. Beloved wife of the late James. Dearest mother of Linda Dallas, Debbie (James) Lueck, Sandra Fitzgerald and Karen (Charles) Shreve. Loving grandmother of Nicole, Rebecca, Zachary, Brittany, Shane, Shelby, Ross, Charlotte and Georgia. Precious great grandmother of 11 great grandchildren. Dear sister of the late William (the late Ann Marie) Queen, the late Archibald (Carol) Queen, Mary (the late Robert) Powers and Jane (George) Diamond. Barb is also survied by many loving nieces and nephews. Memorial Visitation for Barb will be on Saturday 10 a.m. until the time of a Memorial Service at 1 p.m. at the Wasik Funeral Home, Inc., 11470 Thirteen Mile Road (west of Hoover) Warren. Barb will be layed to rest with her husband, James at Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly, Michigan. Memorial donations may be addressed in Memory of Barb to The Beaumont Health Foundation online at: https://foundation.beaumont.org or by mail at : Beaumont Health Foundation, Site 433 5D, 26901 Beaumont Blvd., Southfield, MI 48033"

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Sean Everett Campbell

Mar 10, 2000 - Feb 13, 2024

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Troy, MI

In Loving Memory of Sean Everett Campbell (2000 - 2024)On February 13, 2024, our hearts were shattered when Sean Everett Campbell left this world. A vibrant soul was taken from us far to soon at the tender age of 23. Raised and nurtured in the embrace of Troy, Michigan, Sean's journey was one of love, laughter, and unwavering passion.From his earliest days at Morse Elementary to his formative years at Baker Middle School, Sean's zest for sports, particularly baseball, ignited a flame within him that burned brightly throughout his life. Whether he was stepping up to the plate or cheering from the dugout, his love for the game was palpable, leaving an indelible mark on all who shared in his passion.In 2018, Sean proudly walked the stage as a graduate of Troy High School, a testament to his dedication and perseverance. Beyond his athletic pursuits, Sean found joy in the simplicity of life's pleasures. Whether he was immersed in the captivating world of video games, with his PlayStation 5, or simply basking in the warmth of family gatherings, Sean's infectious smile illuminated every room he entered.Sean was more than just a son; he was a beacon of light in the lives of his parents, Dr. Everett and Diane Campbell. His presence brought immeasurable joy to his grandparents, Everett Oliver Campbell, Ernestine Campbell, Lucy Voyles, the late Robert Voyles, and James Byrd. Sean's passing leaves a void in the hearts of his beloved aunts and uncles: Allyson Spence, Dana Byrd, Glen Byrd, Allen Byrd, Bruce Byrd, Paul Campbell, and Chris Spence, along with his cousins Bruce Byrd Jr., Olivia Byrd, Santiago Byrd, Maya Byrd, Nicholas Byrd, Claire Spence, Rebecca Spence, and Emma Spence. He touched everyone's life with his kindness and warmth. As we gather to bid farewell to Sean, let us take solace in the memories he leaves behind, the echoes of his laughter, and the imprint of his love on our hearts. Though he may no longer walk beside us, his spirit will forever dance among the stars as a guiding light in the darkness.A Funeral Service to honor Sean's life will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2024, at A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, located at 2600 Crooks Rd (between Maple and Big Beaver), Troy. The visitation will begin at 11:00 am, and the memorial service will start at 12 noon.In the tapestry of life, Sean Everett Campbell's thread may have been too short, but his impact will forever weave through the fabric of our hearts. May he rest in eternal peace, knowing he was deeply loved and will be profoundly missed.

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David Henderson, Jr.

May 04, 1983 - Feb 17, 2024

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Troy, MI

~This obituary will be updated~ Family will receive friends Wednesday, February 21, 2024, 12-6pm, until the Funeral Service 6PM, at A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home (Price Chapel), 3725 Rochester Rd., Troy, 48083. 

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Leonard Kwapis

Sep 16, 1929 - Feb 15, 2024

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Troy, MI

"Leonard Kwapis, age 94, longtime resident of Madison Heights, Michigan passed away peacefully on February 15, 2024 at Troy Beaumont Hospital. He was born on September 16, 1929 in Saginaw, Michigan and raised in Gaylord, Michigan. He was the last survivor of a tight knit family, the oldest of 5 brothers and 1 sister who remained closely dedicated to each other throughout their lives. He served in the Korean War in the early 1950s. Following that he moved to the Detroit area to find better work opportunities than northern Michigan could provide, putting himself through college at night school, and having a 36-year career at the Chrysler Corporation where he became a cost estimating engineer. He met his wife Frances (Caroselli) in 1957. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, and his 5 children Ann Marie (Bob Maher), Jeannie, David, John (dec), and Glenn, grandchildren Robbie (Skyler) and Michael Maher, and great grandchildren Penn and Sage Maher. He spent many happy summers at the family cottage on Lake St. Helen, Michigan with his three sailboats, and he enjoyed gardening, driving his ‘69 Dodge Coronet, and was an avid jogger. He was a founding member of St. Vincent Ferrer parish in Madison Heights, and remained active in the Dad’s Club, Capuchin Soup Kitchen, St. Vincent DePaul Society, and other activities. He served on the Madison Heights Planning Commission and was active with the Red Oaks Nature Center. He was a leader of CAPs – Citizens Against Pollution who worked for many years to get the Madison Heights incinerator closed in the late ‘80s. Visitation will be held on Saturday February 24th from 9:30 to 10:30 AM at the Hopcroft Funeral Home, 31145 John R. Road, (1 block N. of 13 Mile Road, west side of John R. Road), Madison Heights, Michigan followed by a Funeral Mass at 11:00 AM at St. Vincent Ferrer Church, 28353 Herbert Street, Madison Heights, Michigan. Burial will be privately held on a future date at Guardian Angel Cemetery, Rochester, Michigan. In lieu of flowers family requests donations to St. Vincent DePaul Society and the American Heart Association. ******************************************** ******"

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Olga J. Kiousis

Aug 20, 1954 - Feb 14, 2024

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Troy, MI

This obituary will be updated.Olga J. Kiousis, February 14, 2024, Age 69.Loving sister of Rita Politis (the late Dr. George). Dear aunt of Dr. Eugenia Politis (Peter), Anne Hadgis (Dr. Craig), and Demetri Politis. Caring great aunt of Callie and Ava Hadgis. She is also survived by her cousin George Vlangopoulos and relatives in Greece and the United States.Family will receive friends Tuesday, February 20, 4-8 PM at AJ Desmond and Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Rd., Troy (between Maple and Big Beaver), 248-362-2500. Trisagion 7 PM. Funeral Service Wednesday, February 21, 11 AM at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 760 Wattles, Troy. Visitation at the church begins at 10 AM.Memorial Tributes St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church.

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Mary Ann Schemm (Jezewski)

Jan 29, 1946 - Feb 14, 2024

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Troy, MI

Mary Ann Schemm (Jezewski) came into this world as a force of nature on January 29th, 1946. She lived in the small “thumb” towns of Parisville and Forestville, Michigan until 1954, when the family moved to St. Clair Shores. There, she grew up with her “partners in crime,” siblings Wally, Jerry, and Suzanne. She graduated from Lakeview High School in 1964. She married, gave birth to daughter Rene’ Janiece in 1966, and divorced a few years later. She went to work for Kelly Temporary Services and was placed in a position at Chrysler Corporation, where she met her husband of 38+ years, Mark Schemm. And eventually, she became a long-time employee of the State of Michigan, working as a Medical Secretary at Lafayette Clinic in Detroit.But Mary Ann was so much more than the listed details of her life. She loved nature, but not if it was too dirty - walking trails, long rides by the water, picking wildflowers along the roadside. She loved feeding the birds. Camping was a hard pass. She was a true animal lover and dedicated herself to the care of her “pooches” over the years – Sherlock, Bentley and Logan. Music was a constant in her life and she was always surrounded by it, whether that was attending live concerts like Rod Stewart or Elton John, singing to the Bee Gees while sunbathing, or simply listening to classical on the chaise at home over her morning cup of tea. She was drawn to beauty and had a way of turning a house into a haven. Horror movies, and apparently, sleepless nights, were a favorite pastime.Mary was always up for an adventure. She loved traveling with her husband Mark, or to visit her daughter out West, never one to miss a good party. She was a true fashionista and loved getting dressed up. Her collection of shoes once earned her the nickname of “Imelda.” She was drawn to the “finer things”, the new and different. She wanted to try the latest trend, taste all the food – all things in excess. Her enthusiasm could sometimes create some close calls and sticky situations, but it also made her incredibly fun to be around and sustained her through the many challenges she experienced throughout her lifetime. Tell her she couldn’t do something, and she was out to prove you wrong. She would rise to every occasion. The only odds she never beat, were death’s.Though her free spirit remained strong, Mary Ann’s body could eventually no longer sustain her. She took her last breaths on Valentine’s Day, with her daughter Rene’ and her sister Suzanne by her side, held by love, and under the attentive care of Beaumont Hospice at Troy Beaumont Hospital. A private memorial will be held at a later date.In lieu of flowers, donations, can be made to Kindness Ranch Animal Sanctuary: 854 WY-270, Hartville, WY 82215. kindnessranch.org Their mission is rescuing and rehoming former laboratory animals, with dogs being their primary rescue.

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