Recent Obituaries

Fay Elaine Smith

of Mt. Pleasant, MI, formerly of Chelsea, MI, age 91, died Sunday, July 25, 2021, at Green Acres of Mt. Pleasant.  She was born September 28, 1929, in Detroit, Michigan, the daughter of Willis and Ferrol “Fay” (Hayden) Osgood. She was a 1947 graduate of Cooley High School in Detroit. She was a loving mother and wife who lived her life to care for her family. 

On September 2, 1950, she married LaVerne F. Smith, and he preceded her in death on April 4, 2005. Survivors include two sons, Steven F. Smith of Mt. Pleasant, Brian D. (Diane) Smith of Oakland, Maine; 3 grandchildren, Jessica Novak, Nicholas Smith, Michelle Smith; three great-grandchildren, Nova, Adrianna, & Lauren Novak; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by four brothers, Willis Osgood, Ray Osgood, Ed Osgood, Ralph Osgood; one sister, Helen Osgood Vivier

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Joann McCallum McArdle

Age 89, of Chelsea, Michigan, peacefully passed into eternal life on Sunday, July 25, 2021, surrounded by her family. Joann was born August 9, 1931. She was the cherished daughter of John and Anna Megyesi of Lincoln Park, Michigan, and sister of the late David Megyesi. Beloved mother of Karen Ross (Richard Smigielski), Plymouth, MI; Sue Gausman (Dave Hammerschmidt) of Whitmore Lake, MI; Diane (Pat) McIntyre of Carmel, IN; Laura (Gary) Raymond of Austin, TX; and Janice (John) Fischer of Chelsea, MI. Joann treasured and was dearly loved by her 10 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren; she will also be deeply missed by her cousin, Patricia Claffey, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

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Gordon Dudley Davis

of Chelsea, Michigan, died peacefully on July 12, 2021 at the Chelsea Retirement Community. Born in Albany, NY on October 8, 1927, he was the youngest son of Albert Tatum and Martha Ann (Tew) Davis. He is preceded in death by his three older brothers, David, Albert, and Donald.
Gordon’s beloved wife, Christine, died in 2017. They were childhood sweethearts and were devoted to each other their entire lives. He is survived by daughters Shelley (Fred) Van Kempen, Pamela (Glenn) Illian, and son Andrew Davis, as well as 4 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Gordon was a lineman and hotstick foreman at Niagara Mohawk for 40 years. He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, retiring in 1986 after fondly being sent off by his guys at a memorable retirement dinner.  
He was a member of the Bethany Reformed Church in Albany, New York, where he served as an Elder and Deacon.
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Mark Edward Rojek

of Chelsea, Michigan age 70, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, July 10, 2021, at his home in Chelsea. He was born May 9, 1951, in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Raymond & June (Mayer) Rojek.

Mark attended Kent State University and graduated from Eastern Michigan University. He had an incredible amount of nutritional knowledge, and used it to try to help people achieve their best health. Mark loved music, and enjoyed playing the guitar. He had a vast array of voice impressions and he always loved to make people laugh with jokes, impressions and anything comedic. His laugh was contagious and enjoyed by many. He was a loving father and brother.

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Eilene Esther Ryan

 of Grass Lake, MI, Age 97, died Friday, July 2, 2021 at the Arbor Hospice Residence in Saline. She was born October 25, 1923 in Blair, Wisconsin, the daughter of  Jess & Esther (Klatt) Dutcher. Eilene liked spending time in her garden as well as doing arts and crafts. Her favorite thing to do was to spend time with her grandkids. She is survived by four sons, Mike Ryan, Matt Ryan, Gary Charnitsky, Randy Charnitsky; and a daughter, Bonnie Goyer. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Faye. No public memorial services are planned. Arrangements were entrusted to Cole Funeral Chapel in Chelsea.

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