Recent Obituaries

John Edward Laraway

of Grass Lake, MI, age 91, died Tuesday, July 14, 2020, at Countryside Manor in Jackson. He was born April 5, 1929 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the son of Dwight H. & Ida Mae (Thurston) Laraway.  John was raised on a farm in Dexter, but lived in Chelsea most of his life. John was the 3rd oldest of 9 boys. He served in the US Army in Korea during the Korean War. He retired from Ford Motor Company in Saline. John loved snowmobiling and going to his cabin in Harrison.

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Gerard M. Likavec

Gerard M Likavec, age 61, died unexpectedly on June 9, 2020 at Englewood Community Hospital in Florida. Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Gerry graduated from Chelsea high school and Eastern Michigan University. He found great reward in working as a special education teacher but was enjoying the pleasures of retirement: golfing, gardening, cooking and socializing with friends. In addition to appreciating the good life vis-à-vis wine, women and song, Gerry loved pets and conversations about life and politics. All those that knew him described him as a “good person” and “loyal friend”.

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Mary “Helen” Humm

of Fort Pierce, FL. formerly of Westland, age 90, died Monday, July 6, 2020 at her home, surrounded by her family. She was born February 11, 1930 in Boston, MA, the daughter of William J. & Charlotte F. (Squire) Cavanagh.  Helen was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She retired from K-Mart, where she worked at the Livonia & Canton stores. Helen attended Saint Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church in Florida. She was very active physically, enjoying shuffleboard & golfing. She also went to many dinners and activities at the American Legion (both in Westland and in Fort Pierce) until she could no longer drive.

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Michael George "Spider" Wynn

Spider, age 77, passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 surrounded by his family. He was born June 10, 1943 in Ypsilanti, Michigan. He graduated from Whitmore Lake high school in 1961. Rumor has it that he got his nickname from the football team he played on.

After attending college for a couple years he discovered the music scene in Ann Arbor. Spider was well known in the Ann Arbor music scene. He played in numerous bands in and around the Ann Arbor area for over 50 years. Many musicians, local and touring, bought their instruments from Spider.

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Vladimir Theodore Bibicoff

Vladimir Theodore Bibicoff of Pinckney, age 78, died Monday, June 29, 2020, at his home. He was born August 4, 1941, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the son of Vladimir Hilarion & Ethel Marie (Lapp) Bibicoff.

Vladimir graduated in 1959 from University High School in Ann Arbor, and attended several colleges. He was a tool and die maker, first for his dad, then for Boos Products in Gregory. He also delivered the Ann Arbor News from 1985 until his death. Vlad liked to read and do word search puzzles.

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