Reverend Monsignor Robert S. Humitz

Humitz, Reverend Monsignor Robert S. “Fr. Bob” passed away peacefully August 1, 2019; age 85. Longtime Catholic priest serving many parishes faithfully for 59 years. Preceded in death by his parents Steven and Matilda Humitz and brother James Humitz. Loving brother of Timothy Humitz and brother in law of Kathy Humitz. Devoted uncle of John […]

L. Brooks Patterson passes away

L. Brooks Patterson passes away

Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson died at 5:30 a.m., Aug. 3, at his Independence Township home surrounded by family and friends after a battle with pancreatic cancer.  Patterson announced we was battling the disease this past March.  In an article in The Clarkston News, he passed on a message to our community, “Tell everyone […]

James “Curt” BAILEY

BAILEY, James “Curt”; of Waterford; July 29, 2019; age 72; husband of Dianne for 50 years; father of Laura (Tony) Graham, Thomas (Jodie) Bailey & Kevin (Rosa) Bailey; grandpa of Bayla & Althea Graham, Kendall, Payton, Harper, Addison, Sydney & Brianna Bailey; son of Ray (late Eula) Bailey; brother of Bud (late Trudy) Bailey, Betty […]


THOMAS, John G.; 1/20/1924 – 7/27/2019; of Clarkston, MI; husband of Roberta; father of  Paul (Karen) Thomas, Dan (Candy) Thomas , Elaine (Rodrigo) Andrade and the late Irene (Rich) Love;  Grandpa of Angie (Gordie) Golec, Kaitlin (Mark ) Petersen, DJ Thomas, Jessica (Matt) Miller, Trisha (Aaron) Nelson, Lindsay Hiro, Colin Weber, Chris Weber, Meredith Russell, Barak […]

H. Robert STROM

  STROM, H. Robert; of Wixom, formerly of Pontiac, passed away unexpectedly July 27, 2019; age 77; husband of Maria (Graziano); father of Dr. Scott (Kelli) Strom & Annemarie (Isaac) Robinovitz; grandpa of Taylor & Jacob. He was preceded in death by his parents Doris Ann (Price) and H. Eric and siblings Sandra, Norman and […]

M. LaVonne KAUL

KAUL, M. LaVonne; born Sept. 27, 1918 in Springdale, AR; of Clarkston, formerly of Pontiac, MI; passed away July 25, 2019 at age 100; preceded in death by her husband Vernell & infant son Gary; mother of Tim (Linda) & Mike; grandma of Gary (Lisa) & Ryan (Lorie);  great grandma of Garrison, Kaelyn, John & […]

David John

David John, age 83, of Tellico Village in Loudon, a former Clarkston resident for 20 years, died peacefully on Wednesday, July 3, 2019, from a glioblastoma, an aggressive brain cancer. Born on October 6, 1935, in Buffalo, NY, to Victor and Josephine John, he grew up in Pleasant Ridge, Mich. After his graduation from Michigan […]

Celeste Steinhelper Wood

Wood, Celeste Steinhelper, of Clarkston, passed away on July 20, 2019 at the age of 46, after a courageous battle with Pancreatic Cancer.   She is survived by her beloved husband of 19 years, Jared; her daughter, Emerson (14); her parents, Chuck and Sharon Steinhelper; her sister Heather Wiley; her half-siblings Kim and Chris Steinhelper; and her nephews, Luke and Brayden Wiley and Grant Steinhelper.  Celeste graduated from Clarkston High […]

Cynthia Ann WILLIAMS

WILLIAMS, Cynthia Ann; of Clarkston formerly of Grand Blanc; passed away July 21, 2019; age 77; wife of Jon for 50 years; sister in law of Diane (late Doug) Ingamalls; aunt of Dennis (Tamara) Ingamalls & Lisa (Brad) Sippy; great aunt of  Spencer & Raegan Ingamalls and Kendall & Devon Sippy; preceded in death by […]


GRAZIANO, Rose M.; of Clarkston formerly of Bloomfield Hills and Sarasota, FL; July 19, 2019; age 93; preceded in death by her husband Louis, son Louie, granddaughter Tara Graziano & grandson Bryan Weightman; mother of Maria (Bob) Strom, Linda (Warren) Hilderbrand, Tom (Sherry) Graziano, Nancy (Mike) Weightman, Bob (Ginny) Graziano & Madeline (Dave) Yenchko; survived […]