Detroit Obituaries

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  • Friday Nov 9 | via Camden Chronicle Independent 

    Francis Maples

    A service to celebrate the life of Francis Clark Maples, age 94, of Lugoff, will be held at 11 a.m on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018 at Muir Brothers Funeral Home in Lapeer, MI. The family will receive friends at 10 a.m., 1 hour prior to the service.


  • Thursday Nov 8 | via Fox News 

    Wally Triplett, NFL trailblazer and Army veteran, de...

    Former Detroit Lions player Wallace "Wally" Triplett waves to the fans during the game against the Baltimore Ravens at Ford Field on December 16, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. Wally Triplett, the first African American player to be drafted and play in an NFL game, died Thursday.


  • Wednesday Nov 7 | via Brownfield News 

    Gualdalupe "Panta" Dillard-Maldonado

    July 22, 1964 - November 3, 2018 Guadalupe "Panta" Dillard-Maldonado age 54 formerly of Lansing and Detroit, Michigan, passed away Saturday, November 3, 2018.


  • Friday Nov 2 | via 

    Found funeral home remains laid to rest in All Souls...

    On a rainy morning in Detroit, five gray caskets filled with hundreds of cremated remains sat in a small cemetery chapel, where mourners said goodbye to their loved ones for a second time in an unusual mass memorial service. "Roosevelt Adkins Jr., Sally C. Agee, unidentified loved one," Rev.


  • Friday Nov 2 | via Michigan Lawyers Weekly 

    Obituaries: Earl R. Boonstra, 101; Barry C. Brown, 87

    Earl R. Boonstra , a lawyer with Dykema Gossett PLLC for nearly 50 years, died Oct. 17, 2018. He was 101.


  • Friday Nov 2 | via Detroit News 

    Gail Purtan, philanthropist and wife of radio's Dick...

    Gail Purtan, philanthropist and wife of radio's Dick Purtan, dies at 80 Gail Purtan, wife of former Detroit air personality Dick Purtan, died at the age of 80. Check out this story on Gail Purtan, a philanthropist and the wife of longtime Detroit radio personality Dick Purtan, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018, at the age of 80, her daughter said. Mrs. Purtan spent more than 20 years battling ovarian and breast cancer, diabetes, chronic pain and myriad health issues, her daughter Jackie Purtan said.


  • Thursday Nov 1 | via Daily Mail 

    Chris Cornell's widow sues doctor for recklessly pre...

    Chris Cornell's widow sues his doctor for 'recklessly prescribing the 940 doses of benzos that caused his suicide' and claims he KNEW the singer was 'addiction-prone' but failed to monitor him Vicky Cornell and their children Toni and Christopher, filed the lawsuit against Dr. Robert Koblin and his staff Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court Lawsuit claims 'unmonitored use of such excessive amounts of Lorazepam was known to increase the risk of suicide because it can severely impair judgment' Chris Cornell's widow and two children are suing his doctor for allowing him to easily get his hands on an unnecessary amount of prescription pills that they believe ultimately caused his death.


  • Thursday Nov 1 | via The Lakeland Ledger 


    DONNA NURSE, 85 MULBERRY - Donna Nurse, age 85, passed away October 29, 2018. She was born in Detroit, Michigan on May 15, 1933.


  • Wednesday Oct 31 | via Grosse Pointe News Online 

    Anne Wood BirgbauerFree Access

    Born March 14, 1944, in Detroit, she graduated from Grosse Pointe University School and Connecticut College.


  • Wednesday Oct 31 | via WXYZ 

    Parents sue Cantrell Funeral for $10M

    The parents of an infant whose remains were found inside the shuttered Cantrell Funeral Home in Detroit are suing for $10 million, according to court records. The lawsuit, brought on behalf of Whitney Morris and AJ Johnson by Attorney Bill Colovos, alleges that Harper-Hutzel Hospital and Cantrell Funeral Home were "negligent" and wrongfully handled the human remains of their infant child.


  • Monday Oct 29 | via ClickOnDetroit 

    The NIGHTSIDE report -- Monday, Oct. 29, 20184 HRSTh...

    Michigan Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer continues to lead Republican challenger Bill Schuette by double digits heading into the November election, a new poll finds. A special task force has begun their probe into mishandling of remains at Detroit funeral homes, with their focus on the Perry Funeral Home.


  • Saturday Oct 27 | via Brunswick News 

    Rev. Julius Hope I

    The Rev. Dr. Julius Caesar Hope I, 86, of Detroit, Mich., the Pastor Emeritus of New Grace Missionary Baptist Church, in Highland Park, Mich., and the former National Director of Religious Affairs for the NAACP, passed Oct. 24, 2018, in Brunswick, Ga.


  • Thursday Oct 25 | via ClickOnDetroit 

    The NIGHTSIDE report -- Thursday, Oct. 25, 20182 HRS...

    Officials said they're making progress in the investigation into the mishandling of remains at two Detroit funeral homes. Detroit police have been able to identify six fetuses that were found in the former Cantrell Funeral Home.


  • Wednesday Oct 24 | via 

    Michigan funeral home works to track down families o...

    It was an unexpected phone call. But she knew what it was about as soon as she heard the caller mention her deceased older sister's first name - Camille.


  • Monday Oct 22 | via State of Michigan 

    LARA Shuts Down Perry Funeral Home in Detroit

    Investigators find numerous violations, including negligence and an improper storage of bodies resulting in an imminent threat to public safety Media Contact: LARA Communications 517-373-9280 Email: October 19, 2018 Due to multiple violations of Michigan's Public Health and Occupational Codes and an imminent threat to the public health and safety, the Dept. of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs has suspended the mortuary science licenses of Perry Funeral Home in Detroit and its director Gary Deak.


  • Monday Oct 22 | via Metro Times 

    Remains of 63 infants discovered at second Detroit f...

    The discovery of 11 dead fetuses at Cantrell Funeral Home has opened up a wider investigation into Detroit funeral homes. On Friday, Detroit Police Chief James Craig announced at a news conference that the department is conducting a probe into another home that allegedly improperly disposed of fetuses and bodies.


  • Monday Oct 22 | via 

    Harry Heilmann is shown in this 1927 photo from the ...

    Harry Heilmann was posthumously inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1952, just six months after he died of lung cancer at the age of 56. More than 60 years later, the former Detroit Tigers great could have his plaque added to another wing of the Hall in Cooperstown, N.Y. Heilmann is one of eight candidates for the 2019 Ford C. Frick Award, presented annually by the Hall of Fame for excellence in broadcasting. Connie Desmond is best known for his work in the New York market, but he was a Toledo native who got his start calling the Mud Hens.


  • Sunday Oct 21 | via English Dong-A 

    74 corpses found at U.S. mysterious funeral halls

    October. 22, 2018 08:07. A total of 74 fetus and infant corpses were found with an interval of one week at two funeral halls located in Detroit, Michigan, the United States.


  • Saturday Oct 20 | via WXYZ 

    Owner of Perry Funeral Home responds...

    Tyesha Dukes says her baby boy, Julies, was born in December of 2017 but lost him hours later. She says she trusted Perry Funeral Home to bury her son, but never received a death certificate stating were he had been buried.


  • Saturday Oct 20 | via Westland Observer 

    Police: Fetus remains found at another funeral home;...

    Police: Fetus remains found at another funeral home; dozens of fetuses in boxes, freezers Of the grisly total, there were 36 fetuses stored in boxes and another 27 found in freezers, police said. Check out this story on DETROIT - In a rapidly widening investigation of metro Detroit funeral homes, Detroit Police executed a search warrant Friday at a west-side funeral home and removed the remains of 63 fetuses , police said.