Donald Milosch, Orion entrepreneur and philanthropist, dies at 91

By Jim Newell Review Editor Orion Township businessman Donald Milosch built a used car dealership into one of the top 100 Chrysler dealerships in the world. He was known for his entrepreneurial spirit, commitment to family and friends and community involvement. Donald Milosch, born March 9, 1927 and a resident of Oxford, died April 12. […]

Thomas, Robert R.; 98, of many places including Lake Orion

Thomas, Robert R.; 98, of many places including Lake Orion

Robert R. Thomas; of many places including Lake Orion; age 98; passed away April 12, 2018. Bob was born in Grand Rapids on November 13, 1919 to Harry and Louise Thomas. He was the beloved husband of Yolande Guest and Ceil Casey, both of whom preceded him in death. Bob is survived by his children […]

Fiora Mary Buccellato

Fiora Mary Buccellato

Buccellato, Fiora Mary; 102, of Oxford Fiora Mary Buccellato, affectionately known as “Brucie”, age 102 of Oxford, was born February 16, 1916 in Milford and passed away in Holly on Thursday, March 29, 2018. She was preceded in death by her beloved parents, Joseph and Maria Buccellato. Fiora worked as a nurse at Detroit Receiving […]

Gary E. Drum; of Lake Orion

Gary E. Drum; of Lake Orion

Gary E. Drum; of Lake Orion; passed away on March 29, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family. Gary is the beloved father of Nikki (Paul Jones) Vozza and the late Jeffrey Drum; adoring grandfather of Alexandra (Joseph) VanDusen and Christina Vozza; and proud great grandfather to be of a great granddaughter due in […]

Koonce, Ardyce I.; 84, formerly of Lake Orion

Koonce, Ardyce I.; 84, formerly of Lake Orion

Ardyce I. Mellendorf Koonce passed away October 22, 2017 in Independence MO at 84 years of age. Ardyce was born April 15, 1933 in Rochester, Michigan to Albert and Elsie Mellendorf. She graduated from Lake Orion High School in 1951, attended both Graceland University in Lamoni, IA and Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, KS. Ardyce obtained her Masters in Music Education with a […]

Suvanto, Rebecca L.; 49, formerly of Lake Orion

Suvanto, Rebecca L.; 49, formerly of Lake Orion

Rebecca Lynn Suvanto (nee: Gage); passed away suddenly of heart failure at the age of 49 at McLaren Hospital on March 26, 2018. Becky is survived by her loving husband, Richard R. Suvanto and his children, Lain and Madayah Suvanto; her parents, William and Judith Gage of Lake Orion; her sister Brenda Sue Roberts; and […]

Kimura, Lorraine D.; 86, formerly of Lake Orion

Kimura, Lorraine D.; 86, formerly of Lake Orion

Lorraine Dolores Kimura (nee Rusnell); 86, of Barnegat, New Jersey and formerly of Lake Orion, passed away on March 22, 2018. She was born on October 5, 1931, in Pontiac. Lorraine graduated from Lake Orion High School in 1950 and worked for General Motors as a typist, before joining the US Navy in 1951 at […]

Babcock, Marjorie R.; 90, of Lake Orion

Babcock, Marjorie R.; 90, of Lake Orion

Marjorie Rae Babcock; of Lake Orion, passed away March 21, 2018 at 90 years of age. Marjorie was predeceased by her loving husband Tom, infant daughter Marilyn, daughter-in-law Cynthia Babcock and grandson Brandon Babcock. She is survived by her children Cheryl (Art) DeGroot; Denise (Bruce) Schwerin; Tom Babcock; Bryant Babcock; Bruce (Janet) Babcock; Melissa (Richard […]

Fugitt, Annetta L.; 68, of Oxford

Fugitt, Annetta L.; 68, of Oxford

Annetta L. Fugitt; of Oxford; age 68; passed away on March 10, 2018. Annetta was the beloved wife of the late Joseph for 45 years.  She is survived by her children, Joe (Kim) Fugitt, Deborah (Dan) Dockery, Sherri Miller (Grant Marlow), Tami (Rick) Hanser, Susan Fugitt and Michael Fugitt; 13 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; 5 […]

Van Luven, Pearl C; 78, of Oxford

Van Luven, Pearl C; 78, of Oxford

Pearl C. Van Luven; of Oxford; passed away on March 8, 2018; at the age of 78. Pearl is the beloved wife of the late Carl Cecil Van Luven; dear mother of Thomas, Susan, Patricia, Dennis, Eric and Heather; adoring grandmother of 10; and great grandmother of 26.  She was preceded in death by her […]