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Charles E. Howell, Jr.

Charles E. Howell, Jr.

Died: Wednesday, January 04, 2012
Age: 66
Of Holly died Jan. 4.

Charles was born Feb. 14, 1945, the son of Charles and Alice (Lamoraaux) Howell. He was the owner and operator of Howell Landscaping for 43 years. He was a Past-President of the Holly Jaycees and was a member of the Oakland County Sportsmanís Club and the MDLA. He loved fishing, golfing, camping, boating, teaching junior rifle class, and being outdoors.

Surviving are his wife, Diane; two daughters, Debbie (Jeff) Swanson of Ortonville and Colleen Bailey of Holly; four grandchildren, Ian and Danielle Swanson and Jessica and Amber Bailey; brothers and sisters, John Howell of Florida, Florence Thompson of Romeo, Suzie Johnson of Attica, James Howell of Almont, Russell Howell of Romeo, Emily Izzo of Southfield, Patty Cole of Sandusky, and Christopher Howell of Hazel Park; brothers and sisters-in-law, William Coleman of Waterford, Margie Caunt of Milford, Tammy Hendrickson of Pontiac, Allen Coleman of Highland, and Raymond Coleman of Holly.

A funeral service was planned for 11 a.m. today, Saturday, Jan. 7, at the Dryer Funeral Home in Holly. Pastor Jim Combs officiating.

Memorial donations may be made to the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center or Oakland County Sportsmanís Club. www.dryerfuneralhomeholly.com.

Nickolas W. LORIDAS

Nickolas W. LORIDAS

Died: Wednesday, January 04, 2012
Age: 91
LORIDAS, Nickolas W. of Clarkston; January 4, 2012; age 91. Loving Husband of Violet. Beloved Father of Chris (Lisa) Loridas and Sharron (Bob) Scholz. Brother of Dorothy (late George) Kindred, Helen (late Bob) Wood and Mary (John) Shusnowski. Preceded in death by his siblings Frances (late Bud) Jones, George, Lula, Peter (late Lois) and Paul (Maggie). Military Honors Wednesday 12 Noon, January 11, 2012 at Great Lakes National Cemetery 4200 Belford Drive. Holly, MI. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Childrenís Research Hospital. Arrangements entrusted to the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston. Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com

Marissa Romsek

Marissa Romsek

Died: Tuesday, January 03, 2012
Age: 18
Loving daughter of John and Marianne. Beloved sister of Joseph William. Dear granddaughter of Jane (the late Joseph) Stack, and Arlene (the late William) Romsek. Also survived by her boyfriend Kane Hayes, many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Marissa graduated in 2011 from Lake Orion High School and was a student at the MSU Lyman Briggs College. Marissa fulfilled her life journey by experiencing the thrill of life to the fullest so she could die feeling accomplished. She cared so deeply for others and would be thrilled that her gift of organs saved the lives of six others. She was a loving daughter, sister, friend and will be in our hearts forever. A funeral mass was held Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Suggested memorials to the Joey Romsek Adaptive Equipment Fund, c/o 974 Hidden Valley Drive, Lake Orion, MI 48362. Arrangements by Modetz Funeral Home, Orion. Online guestbook: modetzfuneralhomes.com.

KEITH L. THAYER

Died: Monday, January 02, 2012
Age: 82
THAYER, KEITH L. of Waterford; January 2, 2012; age 82. Husband of Ellen for 62 years; father of Karen, Kalvin and Kim Thayer; grandpa of Nicholas (Kelly) and Emily; brother of Georgina Bradley and preceded in death by his sister Yvonne. Keith served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War and retired from GM after 38 years, Pontiac. Keith loved woodworking and crafts. Memorial service Thursday 12:30 PM at the Lewis E. Wint and Son Funeral Home, Clarkston where friends may visit 11:30 AM until time of service. Memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association. Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com

Matthew Thomas MOULTRUP

Matthew Thomas MOULTRUP

Died: Sunday, January 01, 2012
Age: 60
MOULTRUP, Matthew Thomas; of Clarkston; January 1, 2012; age 60; Preceded in death by his wife Kathy; Father of Derek (Lori) Moultrup, Monica (Bryan) Campbell and Jennifer Coy; Grandfather of Brady, Jesse, and Easton Matthew; Brother of Mary (Robert) Dorman, Ann (Marty) Conzemius, Marjorie (Rich) Truscello, Daniel (Maureen) Moultrup and Christopher (Kimberly) Moultrup; preceded in death by his brother Mark. Matthew retired from GM after 32 years of service at Drayton Plains SPO. Memorial Service Wednesday at 12:00pm at Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston where friends may visit from 11:00 am until the time of service. Rite of Committal at All Saints Cemetery, Clarkston. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society or American Red Cross.

Online guest book www.wintfuneralhome.com.

NANCY W. MONTGOMERY

NANCY W. MONTGOMERY

Died: Thursday, December 29, 2011
Age: 72
MONTGOMERY, NANCY W. of Waterford; December 29, 2011; age 72. Preceded in death by her husband Dennis; mother of Scott and Devon (Amy); grandma of Samuel and Corryn; sister of Jackie (Bob) Miller, Joan (Paul) Moore and Ann (the late Ed) Hall. Nancy retired as a nurse from Pontiac General Hospital. Rosary service Wednesday 7 p.m. at the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston where friends may visit Tuesday 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday 3-5 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass Thursday 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church, Waterford. Rite of Committal Guardian Angel Cemetery, Rochester. Memorials may be made to Our Lady of the Lakes Legacy Fund.

Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com

VIRGINIA E. VASSALLO

Died: Monday, December 26, 2011
Age: 95
VASSALLO, VIRGINIA E. of Clarkston. December 26, 2011 at 95 years of age. Wife of the late Fred. Loving mother of Ann (Carl) Holmyard, Carol (Floyd) Dobson, Pamela (Ron) Sadler and Wendy (Phil) Sawdon. Beloved sister of Bob Hilton. Also survived by 11 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. In state Thursday, December 29, 2011 10:00 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. at St. Daniel Catholic Church, 7010 Valley Park (at Holcomb), Clarkston. Interment following at All Saints Cemetery, Waterford. The family will receive friends Wednesday 3-9 p.m. at COATS FUNERAL HOME Ė CLARKSTON (8909 Dixie Highway) with a scripture service at 7 p.m.. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital. To send a private condolence go to www.CoatsFuneralHome.com/Obituaries.

William D. Rowe

Died: Monday, December 26, 2011
Age: 77
Of Dade City, Fla. and long-time resident of Oxford, died December 26.

Husband of Donna and the late Evelyn. Father of Bill (Sherry), Dave (Renee), Marcella (Mick) Welch, and the late Randy. Grandfather of Dave Jr., Brad, Becky, Adam, Jenny, and Nick. Great-grandfather of Grace and Abby. Brother of George (Ann) and Ronald (Dianna). Bill retired from General Motors-Orion and enjoyed farming.

No services are planned at this time.

Michael L. TURNER

Died: Saturday, December 24, 2011
Age: 79
TURNER, Michael L.; of Davisburg; December 24, 2011; Age 79; Husband of Sharon; Father of Kimberly (Richard) Biese, David (Bonnie Thompson) Turner & Michelle (Larry) Grabowski; Preceded in death by his daughter Gyla, brother Patrick and sister Ena Murphy; Papa of Jennifer & Paul Turner, Rachelle, Jewels & Evan Jr. Herdman; Great Grandpa of Danny Huntoon III & Cameron Turner; Brother of Jimmy (Joyce) Turner and Anna Turner; Also survived by many nieces & nephews. Mike served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict. He retired from General Motor and will be remembered as a great storyteller. Friends may visit at the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston Thursday 6-8pm; Private family funeral service and cemetery service at Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly. Memorials may be made to the family.

Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com

William E. Bellairs

William E. Bellairs

Died: Saturday, December 24, 2011
Age: 61
William E. Bellairs, Jr., a 41-year resident of Oxford, died suddenly on Saturday, December 24, 2011. He was 61 years old.

Beloved husband of Susan.

Dear father of Pamela Bellairs of Oxford, and Aimee (Eric) Hurtado of Oxford. Loving Grandfather of Zachary, Alyssa, Tobey, Dustin, and Megan.

Brother of Loretta (Art) Ferguson, of Rochester; Michael (Lucinda), of Oxford; Herbert, of Australia; half-sisters Cheryl (Curtis) Wright and Karen Raczka.

Mr. Bellairs retired from Romeo Ford Proving Ground, and also worked at Bellairs & Son Standard station in Oxford. He was proud to serve on staff of the Young Marines in Lapeer County.

Funeral services Friday, Dec. 30 at 1 pm. from the Lake Orion Chapel, Sparks-Griffin Funeral Home (248-693-8336).

Visitation will be Thursday, Dec. 29 from 2 to 5 p.m., and 7 to 9 p.m., and Friday, Dec. 30 from 11 a.m. until time of funeral.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lapeer County Young Marines. Memorial reflections to the Bellairs family may be made to www.sparksgriffin.com.
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