Recent Obituaries

Dorothy Provonche

Of Gregory, died March 15, 2019.  Beloved wife of the late Burton L.   Dear mother of Valerie Provonche, Paula (Derrick) Baranowski, Karen (James) Whitmore and the late Mark.  Sister of the late Florence Vanderburg, James Stanley and Charles Stanley.  Also survived by 11 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.  Memorial service Sunday, April 7th at 5:00 pm at the Cole Funeral Chapel, 214 E. Middle St. Chelsea, MI  48118. Family will receive visitors from 1:00 pm until time of service.  



Gerard Barry Sheremet

of Stockbridge, MI, age 62, died Thursday, March 14, 2019 at his home in Stockbridge, Michigan. He was born October 14, 1956 in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Walter G. & Stella V. (Szczepanik) Sheremet.     Gerard’s family will  receive friends  Sunday, March 31, 2019, from 2-4 pm at the Cole Funeral Chapel in Chelsea.  A full obituary will be posted in the next few days.

Patrick Joseph Switz, Jr.

of Chelsea, Michigan, age 78, passed away Saturday, March 16, 2019 at Legacy Assisted Living Center in Jackson. He was born August 26, 1940 in Ravenna, Ohio, the son of Patrick J. & Helen E. (Snyder) Switz, Sr.  Patrick graduated from Newton Falls High School in Newton Falls, OH in 1958.  He served in the US Army, then earned his Bachelors Degree in City Planning and Urban Development from Ohio University in Athens, OH, graduating in 1963.  He started his career involved in the urban renewal of Cleveland, OH. He then was the Director of Community Development of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; Ames, Iowa and St. Charles, Missouri.  Patrick was involved in Kiwanis in several communities.  He was “the Lawn Ranger”, and loved making his yard beautiful.  Patrick was a “car guy” who kept his automobiles immaculate, shiny, and ready to roll.  He enjoyed traveling in the USA and enjoying the beauty of this country.  Patrick enjoyed making people laugh.  

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Paul John Dohr

of Chelsea, MI, formerly of Salem, SC; Royal Oak;  Farmington Hills; Fairfield, CT; Mountain View, CA; and Appleton, WI, age 91, passed away peacefully at home Friday, March 15, 2019, surrounded by family. He was born January 5, 1928, in Appleton, Wisconsin, the second youngest of nine children of Joseph & Alma (Flesh) Dohr.  Paul attended Layton School of Art. During WW II he served in the Navy in a Combat Information Center (CIC).  Afterwards he continued his education under the GI Bill, graduating with a BFA from Washington University with a major in advertising. 
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Cindy A. Brown

Chelsea, Michigan, formerly of Jackson, age 62, passed away on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at Henry Ford Allegiance Health in Jackson surrounded by family and friends. She was born on January 5, 1957 in Chelsea, Michigan to  James Robert Brown and Beverly A. (Burmis) Brown.

 Cindy worked at Pilot and Eisenhower Center.  She took care of many people when they were sick or going through a tough time.  Cindy was also part of Brain Trainer's group in Ann Arbor. 

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