Nicholas O’Dea, 84

Nicholas Daril O’Dea Sr., of Clarkston, passed away June 19, 2021 at the age of 84 after a three-year battle with blood cancer. He was born in Drayton Plains to the late Joseph D. and Marguerite E. (Dean) O’Dea. He is survived by his beloved wife Patricia (Bullard) O’Dea of 60 years of marriage, his […]

Kenneth Willson, 89

Kenneth E. Willson, of Clarkston, passed away at home on June 17, 2021 at the age of 89. Husband of Lula for 65 years. Father of Karen (late Brian) Roe, Nancy Willson, Donna (Larry Chesnutt) Irvan and Kathleen (Mark) Farnsworth, grandpa of Eric (Stephanie), William (Cathi), Jessica (Alex), Amber (Edwin), Bradley (Ashley), Kyle (Jaimie), Samantha […]

Joan Millmine, 76

Joan Frances Millmine, of Pontiac and Thonotosassa, Fla., formerly of Plymouth and Clarkston, passed away June 11, 2021 at the age of 76. Preceded in death by her husband Eugene “Gene.” Sister of Nancy (late Harry) Shoup and the late Sharon Noble, special grandma of Sada Millmine, aunt of Brent (Kim) Davies, Brian (Janet) Shoup, […]

John Bisha, 90

John Stephen Bisha, technology entrepreneur, is fondly remembered for his generosity and his support of scholarship and the arts. A longtime resident of Clarkston, Bisha adopted Vero Beach, Fla., as his home later in life and was certified as a master gardener by the University of Florida extension service. Bisha died from complications of prostate […]

Betty Mielke, 90

Betty J. Mielke, of Clarkston, passed away on June 13, 2021 at the age of 90. Preceded in death by her beloved husband of 67 years, Richard, her granddaughter Stephanie, sisters Geneva and Genevieve, and her parents Elbert and Margie Weatherholt. Loving mother of Rick (Sharon) Mielke, David (Renee Olding) Mielke and Rebecca (Kirk) Brinkman, […]

Barbara Palazzola, 86

Barbara A. Palazzola, of Ortonville formerly of Detroit, passed away at home on June 14, 2021 at age 86. Preceded in death by her husband Anthony. Mother of Joseph (Kathy) Palazzola, Kathy (Matt) Gohlke, Karen (Jerry) Fortuna, Linda (Terry) Carmean, David (Christalyn) Palazzola & Lisa (Vince) Orsini. She had 14 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. […]

Richard Chartier, 86

Richard L. “Dick” Chartier, of Clarkston, went to be with his Lord June 11, 2021 surrounded by the love of his family, in the comfort of his home at age 86. Beloved husband of Jeanne for over 64 years; Cherished father of Susan Chartier, Nancy Chartier, David (Janice) Chartier, Dree Chartier, and Bethny Lee Chartier; […]

Larry Campagna, 79

Larry Samuel Campagna, of Clarkston, passed away June 12, 2021 at the age of 79. He was born on February 14, 1942 in Detroit, son to the late William and Mary Campagna (nee DiBernardo). Loving husband of Marjorie for 58 wonderful years, dear father of Rod (Hollie) Campagna, Dean (Kim) Campagna and Laura (Dave) Schultz, […]

Thys VanderVelde, 70

Thys Harm VanderVelde, born September 19, 1950 in Sittard, Netherlands, of Clarkston, formerly of Naperville, Ill., passed away on June 7, 2021 after a short but courageous battle with cancer at the age of 70. Husband of Kathleen (nee Little) for 48 years. Father of Tiffany (Javier) Peralta and Michael VanderVelde, grandpa of Alyssa, Gavin […]

Frank Mayer, 92

Frank C. Mayer, of Clarkston, passed away June 7, 2021 at the age of 92. Beloved husband of Janet. Loving father of Marcia (John) Carr and Lisa (Paul) DePillo. Proud grandpa of Dan (Allyson) Carr, Matthew Carr, Jacob DePillo, Joseph DePillo and Michael DePillo. Great-grandpa of Noah and Emerson. Dear brother of Bill (late Dorothea) […]