Edward Henry Kristopek

Edward Henry Kristopek, 100, of Des Plaines, IL, passed peacefully into eternal life on February 17, 2018.  Ed was born August 31, 1917 in Seymour, CT.  A highly decorated Naval Veteran of WWII, he served on the USS Lexington.  He was a longtime resident of Clarkston, MI and he worked over three decades at Ford […]

Michael W. SMITH

SMITH, Michael W.; of Waterford formerly of Highland; February 17, 2018; age 67; husband of Carol; father of Carl (Melissa) Smith, Steven Smith, Andrea Smith and Charles Strebe; grandpa of Jacob, Dakota, Hailey, Elijah, Liam, Keegan and Payton; great grandpa of Adalynn and Landon; brother of the late Paul (Tonya) Smith, Penny Krupinski and Cheryl […]


HAMAKER (BAUCUS), BARBARA BEATRICE Of Fort Myers, Florida, age 83, died Friday, February 9, 2018. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m Saturday, February 24, 2018 at the Swartz Funeral Home, 1225 West Hill Road, Flint, Pastor Steve Wood officiating. Burial in Crestwood Cemetery, Grand Blanc, MI. Contributions may be made to the family. Visitation 4-8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday until […]


CLEMENT, B. Roger “Bud”; of Clarkston; February 15, 2018; age 82; preceded in death by wife Norma; father of Michelle (Joe) Hauska & Mike (Donna) Clement; papa of Sydney & Logan Hauska and Frank (Anna) Jazdzyk; great grandpa of Clara; brother of Bill (late Jean) Clement; nephew of Hilda Lowrie. Bud was the former partner […]

Shirley PITTS (Shanabrook)

PITTS, Shirley (Shanabrook) of Drayton Plains; formerly of Venice, FL. Died February 14,2018 at the age of92. Preceded in death by her husbands Joseph Shanabrook, C.E. Pitts and her daughter, Deanne Gardner. Loving mother of Sheila (Fred) Ritter, MaryBeth (Doug) Ritter, Cynthia (Steve) Kinch and Joseph (Jackie) Shanabrook. Cherished grandmother of Sonja (Mike) Marquis, Breon Gardner, Matt (Cheri) Ritter, Colin Ritter, […]

Ariel (Ari) Gruenberg,

Ariel (Ari) Gruenberg, in transition to retirement from the Army, was driving home to Clarkston, Michigan from San Jose when he was tragically killed in a car accident in Iowa on February 5th, 2018.  Ari is survived by his mother Lori Sutherland, father Leif Gruenberg, brothers Alexander “Ander” (Carly), Axel, Ansel and Alexie, and his former […]

Gwendolyn L. WILTON

WILTON, Gwendolyn L. “Gwen” (nee Anderson) of Clarkston; February 8, 2018; age 86.  Beloved wife of Richard “Dick” for 62 years. Cherished mother of Jan (Corey) Lawson and Matthew R. (Betty) Wilton Sr.  Special mother of Shelly (Dale) Chapman.  Grandma of Matthew Wilton Jr., Sean Wilton, Richard Wilton, Katy Lawson and Kara Lawson.  Great grandma of Evan and William.  Dear sister […]

Andrea Louise BENSCOTER

BENSCOTER, Andrea Louise; long time resident of Waterford; peacefully February 5, 2018 at Drake Wood Manor; age 70; Andrea worked many years as a supervisor at General Motors in Waterford until suffering a brain aneurysm in 1995.  She loved spending time with family. Andrea enjoyed holidays, especially Christmas. She lived to take care of others and was […]


SEAMAN, GREGORY S. of Clarkston, passed away February 5, 2018 at 68 years of age. Loving husband of Sally for 45 years; dear father of Amy, Dr. Ryan (Laura), David, and Kyle Seaman; grandfather of Gabe, Jacob, and Abby; brother of Gloria (Randy) Moore and Gary Seaman. Preceded in death by parents Elwood and Sylvia, and […]

Dormalee V. BAKER

BAKER, Dormalee V. of Clarkston; February 4, 2018; age 89.  Preceded in death by her husband Charles “Charlie” of 60 years and son James Baker.  Loving mother of Charles (Glenda) Baker III.  Mother in law of Cheryl Baker.  Grandma of Deanna and Jessica Baker.  Great grandma of Gabriel.  Sister in law of Pauline Pence and Beatrice Pence.  Friends may visit Wednesday 5-8 pm at the […]

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