DeRoso, John F.; 70, formerly of Lake Orion

John Francis DeRoso, age 70 of West Branch and formerly of Lake Orion, passed away on January 21, 2017 at The Villa at Rose City after a long illness.  John had lived in West Branch for the past 26 years. He was a member of the Free and Accepted Masons of Michigan, Oxford Lodge 84, […]

Preston, Velda L.; 91

Velda Lee Upton Preston, our dear sweet Granny Vel, died peacefully at home on January 15, 2017, in Temple, TX, after 91 birthdays. Vel was born May 23, 1925, to Dorothy Lee (Rathbone) and Oscar Howard Upton in Pontiac, Michigan. A late snow covered the lilacs, which Howard dusted off in order to grace his wife and new […]

Burrowes, Raymond R.; 85, formerly of Lake Orion

Raymond R. Burrowes, DVM, 85 years, of West Unity, Ohio and formerly of Lake Orion, passed away Thursday, January 12, 2017 at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo with his family at his side. Ray was born August 9, 1931 in Lapeer, Michigan, the son of the late George and Alice (Hunt) Burrows. He was a 1950 […]

Zilka, Ron; 75, of Lake Orion

Ron Zilka; of Lake Orion; age 75; passed away January 11, 2017. Ron is the beloved husband of Brenda for 57 years; loving father of Wendy (Mark) Iacofano, Kim (David) Berkal, Rhonda Zilka and Kelly Zilka Snyder; and dear grandfather of Scott, Brian and Amy Arsen, Rachel, Jacob and Emma Berkal, Grace Cochran, Nick, Anna […]

Jewell, Crystal P.; 82, of Clarkston

Crystal Pauline Jewell; of Clarkston; age 82; went home to be with the Lord on January 4, 2017.  Crystal is survived by her faithful husband of 61 years, Albert Murray Jewell; her four children, Glenida (Thor) Olafsson, Gregory (Claire) Jewell, Jeffrey (Denise) Jewell and Genise (Eric) Horsley; 14 grandchildren; and 16 great grandchildren. She was […]

Csokas, Joseph A.; 73, of Lake Orion

Joseph A. Csokas; of Lake Orion; age 73; January 2, 2017. Joseph is the beloved father of Justine (Scott) Myers and JoEllyn (Dennis) Graham; loving grandfather of Jaclyn, Steven, Cameron, Jacob and Mitchell; and dear brother of Tim (Linda) Csokas. Joseph owned and operated Renaissance Glass for many years and later retired from Oakland University. […]

Konyen, Hildegard; 88, of Metamora

Hildegard Konyen; of Metamora; age 88; passed away on January 2, 2017. Hildegard was the loving mother of Wilhelm (Diana) Lassel, Hildegard (Dean) Bonesteel and Heidi (Jeffrey) McQuistion; loving grandmother of Jason (Rachel) Lassel, Ben (Kelly) Lutz and Tiffany Townsend; dear great grandmother of David Lassel, Maxwell Lassel, Ila Lassel, Liesel Lutz and Max Townsend; […]

Thomas, Robert E.; 84, formerly of Lake Orion

Robert E. Thomas; of Curran, Michigan and formerly of Lake Orion; age 84; passed away December 22, 2016. He is survived by his son, Scott R. (Shelli Reiss-Thomas) Thomas of Bay City; granddaughter Erica M. Thomas; grandsons, Bradley S. Thomas, Nicholas D. Thomas and Jacob E. Reiss; and his two ex-wives, Barbara Thomas of Fairview, Michigan […]

Vovillia, Delores J.; 89, formerly of Orion

Delores J. VoVillia; of Pontiac and formerly of Orion; passed away December 23, 2016 at age 89. Delores is the loving mother of John (Leija) Mahan, the late Jim (Yvonne) Mahan, Bob (Cindy) Mahan, Rick (Kim) Mahan, the late Cynthia VoVillia, Carol (Michael) Wendorf, Patti Raymond and Paula (Bill) Parrish; and step mother of Kathy […]

Mervyn, Raymond H.; 80, formerly of Lake Orion

Raymond Harold Mervyn of Caro, formerly of Lake Orion, age 80, passed away on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at United Hospice Service of Marlette Regional Hospital. He was born December 6, 1936 in Detroit, the son of the late William and Josephine (Lepard) Mervyn. Ray graduated from Lake Orion High School with the Class of 1956. After […]