Chevrolet Engineering Retirees Club
2018 Death Notices
Stanley William Clarke, age 91. Died January 23, 2018 at Troy Beaumont Hospital. Stanley
was born August 18, 1926 in Detroit to the late Stanley Bruce and the late Dorothy Clarke
Husband of Rose for 58 years. Loving father of Kent Clarke, Bill (Stacey) Clarke, Nancy
(Frank) Basilisco, Mark Clarke and John (Tina) Clarke. Beloved grandfather of Michael
Basilisco, Kristina Clarke, Angela Basilisco, Jeffrey Clarke, Marcus Clarke, Brett Clarke,
Corey Clarke, Marissa Clarke, Ethan Clarke, Aiden Clarke and Joseph Clarke.
Visitation Thursday 3-9 pm, with a 6:30 pm Rosary at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral
Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 1/2 Mile Rd.).
In state Friday 10:00 am until the time of his Funeral Mass at 10:30 am at St. Faustina
Memorial donations may be made to the American Red Cross.
Hancock: Donald G. Lundin, 89, of Hancock, passed away on Wednesday morning, March
14, 2018 at Portage Pointe of U.P. Health System- Portage in Hancock.
He was born in Calumet on October 25, 1928, a son of the late Carl “Ed” and Anna
(Rompainen) Lundin. He attended local schools and graduated from Calumet High School in
1946. Before leaving the area in September of 1949, he worked at Calumet & Hecla Mining
Company as a draftsman. He began his employment with General Motors at Chevrolet
Motor Division in Warren, Michigan in their 2 year draftsman training program. After 1 year,
he was drafted into the U.S. Army during the Korean War and a radar operator and
draftsman plotter in artillery observation. After 2 years he resumed his training with
Chevrolet. He held the positions of detail draftsman, senior detailer, junior layout, senior
layout, and senior design supervisor. He preferred designing to supervision and was
assigned to design groups as senior designer and assistant design supervisor.
For several years he attended evening classes at the University of Michigan, the Detroit
College of Science, and the Mazzatta School of Chassis Design.
In 1982 Cadillac needed help in designing a new front wheel drive vehicle for 1984 and he
was put on loan to design the front suspension and steering geometry. He was granted a U.
S. Patent on September 30, 1986 for his design. He was kept on loan from Chevrolet to do
design work on a mid-size car for Buick, Oldsmobile, and Pontiac Motor Divisions until his
retirement on July 1, 1986.
He was united in marriage to Janice Pawsey of Hereford, England on September 7, 1960.
She preceded him in death on February 8, 2008. He was re-married to the former Bette
(Hodges) Reed on July 15, 2012 in a ceremony at the First United Methodist Church of
Besides his parents and first wife, he was also preceded in death by an older brother, Carl.
He is survived by his wife, Bette of Hancock; two sisters: Margaret Mattila of Mohawk and
Elsie Powers of Milford, MI; and by several nieces and nephews in the United States and
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, March 16, 2018 at the First United
Methodist Church of Hancock with Pastor Scott Lindenberg to officiate. Interment will be in
the Lake View Cemetery of Calumet in the spring. Friends may call at the church on Friday
from 10 A.M. until the time of services.
The O’Neill-Dennis Funeral Home of Hancock is in charge of the arrangements.
Gill, Donald Henry, age 96 of St. Clair Shores, Michigan, died March 31, 2018. He
was born on June 15, 1921 in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, to the late Joseph and Sarah
(Geringer) Gill. Donald was drafted into the army in 1943 and received an Honorable
Discharge in 1946. He was employed at Chevrolet Motor Car Division and retired after
33 years. Donald married Eileen Erna Kruse in 1947. They had four children; David
(Robin), Diane (Dale) Goodwin, Karen (Gary) Justin, and Linda (Abdo) Alashmaly.
After a long illness, Eileen died in 1979. Don re-married Anna Rose Garber in 1980.
Ann had four sons; Robert, John (Joy), Dan (Sandy) and Paul. Anna died in 2013. Don
is also pre-deceased by Robert Garber, Dan and Sandy Garber. Between both
marriages, Dad enjoyed 25 grandchildren and 39 great grandchildren. Family will
receive friends on Friday, April 6th from 3-8 p.m. at Kaul Funeral Home, 28433
Jefferson Ave., St. Clair Shores, MI 48081. He will be laying in state at Bethel
Lutheran Church, 26400 Little Mack, St. Clair Shores 48081, on Saturday, April 7 at
10 a.m., service at 10:30 a.m. Burial at Forest Lawn Cemetery, 11852 Van Dyke,
Detroit 48234. Memorials to Bethel Lutheran Church and/or American Heart
Association. Please visit www.dignitymemorial.com
Chuck MCClune passed away on Monday May 14,2018 at the age of 91.
Sitek, Leonard Harold September 20, 2018 Age 77
Beloved husband of Marlene (nee Witek) for 55 adored years. Loving father of Glenn
(Christine) Sitek, Steven (Lori) Sitek and Brian Sitek. Proud grandfather of Alyssa,
Jacob and Emily. Visitation Sun. 3-9 pm at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons Inc. (Shelby Twp.)
54880 Van Dyke @ 25 Mile Rd. Scripture Service Sun. 7:00 pm. Instate Mon. 11:30 am
until 12:00 pm time of Mass at St. Isidore Church 18201 23 Mile Rd. @ Romeo Plank.
Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials to St. Isidore Church appreciated. Share memories
with the family at their "On-Line Guestbook" @ WujekCalcaterra.com