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Bernard Anthony Makos

Died: Monday, February 18, 2013
Age: 85
Bernard “Bernie” Anthony Makos, 85, died Monday, Feb. 18, 2013. Born in Hamtramck June 11, 1927, Mr. Makos was a Korean War veteran, who served in the U.S. Army, beginning in 1950. He was deployed to

Wilma R. Dykstra

Died: Friday, March 22, 2013
Age: 86
Grosse Pointe Park resident Wilma R. Dykstra, 86, died Friday, March 22, 2013. She was the beloved wife of Paul, who predeceased her, and is survived by her loving children, Pat Nienhuis (Tom), Paul (Karen),

Nancy Neat

Died: Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Age: 82
Grosse Pointe Park resident Nancy Neat, 82, died Wednesday, March 20, 2013. She was born Sept. 9, 1930, in Detroit, to Alois and Mary (nee Murphy) Bieke and graduated from Dominican High School in 1948.

Jay E. Nicholas

Died: Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Age: 79
Jay E. Nicholas, 79, of Venice, Fla., formerly of Grosse Pointe, passed away Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at his home. He was a member of the St. Clair Country Club and the Detroit Yacht Club. He was an outdoorsman

Nellie A. Rhoades

Died: Thursday, March 14, 2013
Age: 104
Nellie A. Rhoades, 104, of Detroit, passed away Thursday, March, 14, 2013, at her home at Harbortown. She was born Oct. 6, 1908, in Ashgrove, Va., to Martin F. and Ermie Andes, and moved to Detroit with

Betty Onstwedder

Died: Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Betty Onstwedder passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2013. Her family said she will be remembered for her warm heart, devotion to family, and her sense of humor. She was the loving wife of John Jr. with

Irene Kinsey Stare

Died: Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Age: 100
Irene Kinsey Stare passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at her home in Wellesley, Mass. In January, she celebrated her 100th birthday surrounded by friends and family. Mrs. Stare was the widow of Dr.

John Garrett Kerwin

Died: Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Age: 68
John Garrett Kerwin, 68, passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2013, surrounded by his loving family. Born Sept. 28, 1944, in Detroit, to Leo and Katherine Kerwin, he graduated from Grosse Pointe High School

Elizabeth Ann Hollerbach

Died: Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Age: 90
Former Grosse Pointe Farms resident Elizabeth Ann Hollerbach, nee O’Brien, died peacefully Tuesday, March 12, 2013, in St. Clair Shores. She was 90. She was born Aug. 3, 1922, in Detroit, the third child

Mary Elizabeth Bartemeier Hurley

Died: Monday, March 11, 2013
Age: 89
Mary Elizabeth Bartemeier Hurley, passed away Monday, March 11, 2013, in Seattle, with family by her side. She was 89. She was born Nov. 19, 1923, in Baltimore, to Dr. Leo H. Bartemeier and Elizabeth
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