Frederick Thomas "Rick" Spalla, Jr. February 8, 2021
Beloved father of Scott Spalla.
Dear son of Angela (the late Frederick, Sr.).
Loving brother of Liana (Ricardo Espinosa) Spalla. Cindy (Brad Curtis) Spalla, and the late Anthony (Cecilia) Spalla.
Rick is also remembered by his niece and nephews Paul, Shane, and Deidra.
Saturday, April 24th
at St. Kieran Catholic Church
53600 Mound Rd. (S. of 25 Mile Rd.)
Committal on June, 14th 2021 1:30pm at Great Lakes National Cemetery
(4200 Belford Rd. Holly, MI)
Donations are welcomed to the Wounded Warriors Foundation.
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James "Jim" Darrell Williams,
died on Thursday April 8th, 2021
in Naples, Florida.
He is survived by his wife Linda (nee Resmondo) of Naples, Florida;
his daughter Nicole (Archie) McIntyre of Ray Township, Michigan; his son Brad Williams (Lisa) of Rochester, Michigan;
grandchildren Faith, AJ and Cole;
sister Phyllis (Rudy) Nartker;
Aunt Dorothy Williams and beloved nieces and nephews.
Jim was born on February 15, 1941 in Detroit, Michigan to parents Martin and Frances (Wedding) Williams. He attended Hazel Park High School. As a child he enjoyed delivering newspapers on his route and playing ice hockey with neighborhood friends.
Jim’s passion for automobiles led him to a preliminary career as an Auto Mechanic at Sullivan’s Gas Station and Garage in Hazel Park, Michigan. From there, Jim found his calling as he transitioned into the tool and die industry, initially holding the position of apprentice at Kalco Inc. He thrived in this environment and was soon to be recruited to become a partner of Stanhope Tool and Die, eventually becoming its sole proprietor. Jim was admired and respected by his entire team as a hardworking and fair business leader. He successfully owned and operated Stanhope for over 35 years before selling it and retiring in Naples, Florida.
Jim was a devoted husband and father. He married Linda Gale Resmondo in 1964 and settled in Shelby Township, Michigan where they raised their two children together. Jim enjoyed spending time with family and friends and found joy in boating, fishing, travelling, golfing and restoring old cars. He was proud of the life he built for his family. He was notorious for his willingness to help others fix any project they brought to him – Jim loved working with his hands. Friends and family will always remember him as a thoughtful, hardworking, self-made, good-humored man who got up early every morning and dedicated every minute of his day to doing or fixing something. Jim loved people, always taking time throughout his day to share a meaningful moment with those in his community, even leaving dog treats out for passing canines. His friends jokingly referred to him as “The Mayor of Solamar,” which was the condominium building he lived in and where he stayed active in several committees throughout his retirement. Jim was also a member of the Naples Cruise Club where he also served as a commodore.
Jim was baptized in the Catholic faith, rarely missing a weekly service. He loved God and we believe that he has been welcomed into Heaven, and his spirit is home. Family will receive visitors on Sunday April 18th, 2021 at Wujek Calcaterra & Sons funeral home in Shelby Township, MI with visitation from 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm. A funeral service will be held on Monday April 19th, 2021 at St Kieran Church in Shelby Township, MI. We welcome everyone who would like to attend and celebrate Jim’s life with us.