Remembering Florence Mary Thompson, Doris June Zink and others

Welcome back to our Local Condolences section. The Rochester Media team respectfully brings you a monthly update of obituaries as shared by Pixley Funeral Homes and Modetz Funeral Homes in Rochester.

It is never easy learning a loved one has passed. With this collection each month, it is our hope to keep our community connected to ensure the memories of those passed live on in our thoughts.

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ZinkDoris June Zink

June 4, 2013 – November 17, 2013

ZINK, Doris June, November 17, Age 88 of Rochester Hills. wife of Ellis, mother of Doreen Debolski (John Roehrig), Karen (Randy) Scholl and Kenneth (Susan) Zink, grandmother of Brendon Debolski, Julie (Brian) Haggart, Lindsay Debolski, Alexandra Scholl, Victoria Scholl, Jonathon Zink and Katelyn Zink, great-grandmother of 2. Also survived by her siblings Robert Standfest, Hazel Kramer and Betty Daveloose. Doris was described by her family as a “master chef” of macaroni and cheese and apple pie. A memorial service for Doris June Zink took place on Wednesday, Nov. 20. Memorials are suggested to St. John Lutheran Church.

Henry Hatsuo Maruyama

October 20, 1923 – November 18, 2013

There is no memorial service information for Henry Hatsuo Maruyama. Call Pixley Funeral Homes at 248-651-9641.

EberlePamela Joyce Eberle

May 1, 1946 – November 20, 2013

A memorial service for Pamela Joyce Eberle took place on Monday, Nov. 25.


ThompsonFlorence Mary Thompson

May 24, 1927 – November 20, 2013

Thompson, Florence Mary; of Rochester Hills, formerly of Sunset, Utah, went home to be with the Lord on November 20, 2013 at 86. Beloved wife of the late LeRoy, loving mother of Marie Orzel and Leta Thompson (Chris Hughes). Devoted grandmother of Michelle Thayer (Jim Estep) and Chrissy Orzel-Rostine (John Rostine); great-grandmother of Renee, CJ, Kevin, Alyssa and Meranda. Dear sister of Cecil Low. Florence was a constant witness for the Lord. She was loved by many and will be missed greatly. A Memorial Service will be held Sunday, November 24, 2013 – 2 p.m. at Meadowbrook Christian Church, 2741 Walton Blvd., Rochester Hills. Arrangements care of Modetz Funeral Home, Orion. Online condolences may be shared at

A memorial service for Florence Mary Thompson took place on Sunday, Nov. 24.

HanlonKathryn “Kate” Hanlon

November 22, 2013

HANLON, Kathryn “Kate”, age 93, of Oakland, MI, November 22, 2013. “Kate was always happy & cheerful. ;We were very fortunate to have Mom for 93 years” Loving wife of the late William for 57 years; dear mother of Bill (Kris) Hanlon Jr., Mary Jo (Jeff) Pethke and Michael (Karlene) Hanlon; grandmother of Jennifer (Tom) Zichterman, Justin Pethke, Kaitlyn & Michael Hanlon; great-grandmother of Ethan & Emily Zichterman; also survived by several nieces and nephews in PA. In lieu flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association , located at 300 Galleria Officentre, Ste. 111, Southfield, MI 48034.

A private visitation and prayer service will be held in memory of Kathryn Hanlon at the Pixley Funeral Home in Rochester on Friday, Nov. 29.

Robert William Potocki

April 27, 1936 – November 23, 2013

A memorial service for Robert William Potocki took place on Tuesday, Nov. 26.

ProtasLauretta H. Protas

March 31, 1925 – November 24, 2013

PROTAS, Lauretta H., age 88, of Sterling Heights, November 24, 2013; beloved wife of the late George; loving mother of Lauretta Powell and George Protas; dear grandmother of Lana, Brian, Jennifer and Sarah; great-grandmother of Owen and Becca; sister of Rosalie and France; also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and godchildren.

Visitation services for Lauretta Protas will be held both Friday, Nov. 29 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. (with a rosary service at 7 p.m.) at the Pixley Funeral Home in Rochester and on Saturday, Nov. 30 from noon to 1 p.m. at St. Irenaeus Catholic Church in Rochester Hills. A funeral mass will also be held at St. Irenaeus Catholic Church following visitation on Saturday, Nov. 30 at 1 p.m.


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