Thomas R. COFFEY, 71

COFFEY, Thomas R.; of White Lake; suddenly January 2, 2017; age 71; husband of Donna (LaForge) for 50 years; father of Tom (Patty) Coffey, Suzanne (Kevin) Ottenbacher, Robert Francis and Michael (Melanie) Coffey; grandpa of Kaitlyn & Dylan; brother of Karen (late Lou) Conti, Darlene (Bud) Maguffey, Rob (Kathy) Coffey, Don (Nancy) Coffey, Tim (Cynthia) […]


MARTUS, Ryan A.; of Clarkston; December 31, 2016 due to a motorcycle accident; age 31; son of Carol & Fred; father of Michelle Sloan; brother of Christina Martus; grandson of Shirley Getty; uncle of Lilly, Gavin & Kora Chappell; boyfriend of Sarah Ifrate; preceded in death by his grandparents: Harold Getty, Mary & Bill Martus. […]


DOUGHERTY, Gerald L.; of Clarkston, MI formerly of Elmira, NY; January 1,2017; age 81; preceded in death by his wife Anna; father of Joseph (Sharon) Matkosky, Jo-Ann (late David) Whitaker and Laura (Phil) Gonzales; grandpa of Payton, Crystal, Tara (Suj), Jessica (Matt), Jonathon (Jessica), Nathan & Nicole; great grandpa of Leo, Justin, Madalyne, Christopher, Caylee & Nora; […]


WICKSTROM, John W.; of Clarkston; December 31, 2016; age 80; husband of Sally for 60 years; father of Consie (William) Pickard and John Jr (Sandra) Wickstrom; grandpa “Puppa” of Dirk (LeeAnn) Ridley Jr., Emily (Charles) Kesler, Rev. John (Kristia) Wickstrom III, Aimee (Mike) Campbell and Nicole (Nathan) Sweet; also survived by 14 great grandchildren. John […]

Robert Dale STEPHENS

STEPHENS, Robert Dale; of Crossville, TN formerly of Oxford; unexpectedly November 2, 2016; age 67; Robert served in the U.S. Air Force. He retired from General Motors and served as an Oakland County Sheriff. He enjoyed traveling and restoring cars. Memorial service Saturday 3:00 p.m. at Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston where […]


TITSWORTH, Beverly Ann; formerly of Waterford; December 28, 2016; age 89.  Preceded in death by her husband Willis; loving mother of David (Lois) Tiesworth, Lynne (Fred) Smith, Tom (Cynthia Yoon) Titsworth and Wendy (Brad) Berbas; proud grandma “Mimi” of Aaron (Kara) Tiesworth, Kenneth Tiesworth, Katherine (Kirk) Covey, Tiffany (Larry) Buzan, Tara Smith, Daniel Smith, Jennifer […]

Oh what fun it is to celebrate

Oh what fun it  is to celebrate

Chelsea Loughrey and Kaley Gibbs make snowflakes during the festivities for the fifth graders in the cafeteria. Photo by Wendi Reardon Price  Clarkston Elementary students celebrated the holidays last Thursday with treats, crafts and games during their classroom parties. The Dragons weren’t the only ones as other elementaries throughout Clarkston Community Schools celebrated with sing […]

Dorothy Harker JANSEN

JANSEN, Dorothy Harker; of Clarkston; formerly of Taylor, Napoleon, OH & Saline; December 27, 2016; age 80.  Loving wife of Rev. Charles “Bob” Jansen; beloved mother of David (Shari) Jansen & Sue (Clark) Merriman; preceded in death by her daughter Mary Opra & granddaughter Sarah Jansen; proud grandma of Kyle (Rachel) Larner, Amy Merriman, Joel […]

Book thrown at suspect

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Roy-Lee Jeffrey Genright, 48, of Detroit faces a slew of charges in the Dec. 17 armed robbery of Clarkston Jewelry Outlet on Dixie Highway. Genright was arraigned on Dec. 21 in front of Judge Joseph Fabrizio, 52-2 District Court in Independence Township, on charges including: armed robbery with personal […]

Final budget fixes for 2016

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer The end of the year is budget clean-up time for the township. In his final 2016 review, Independence Township Budget Analyst Rick Yaeger found three overbudgeted accounts, which he said is comparatively minimal and the township is getting better at staying within budget. The first budget amendment added […]