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Bernard Bernie Aretha

July 29, 1935 July 19, 2011
Bernard Bernie Aretha
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Obituary for Bernard Bernie Aretha

Bernard Aretha, a resident of White Lake Township, died peacefully on Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at the age of 75.

Born in Detroit on July 29, 1935, one of five children of Lamdala & Samiey (nee Abdoo) Aretha, Bernie grew up in Detroit before moving with family to White Lake in 1977. He was well known through his work with BeckwithEvans, and later Carpet Classics of Highland Township, where his sharp sense of recall and ease with numbers enhanced his clerical abilities. Bernie loved reading the paper and passing along the happenings of the world in daily conversations. He was an active Parishioner of Holy Spirit Church in Highland and as a cherished friend and family member he will be missed, but remembered by that smile.

Bernie was the beloved brother of Marge Aretha, Raymond (Margaret) Aretha, Leo (Judy) Aretha, Lawrence (Patricia) Aretha. He was a loving uncle to Keith (Cheryl) Aretha, David (Shannon) Aretha, Kevin (Theresa) Aretha, Kristine Aretha, Mark (Sandy) Aretha, Michael Aretha, James (Jeannie) Aretha as well as 11 great nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents Lamdala and Samiey Aretha.

A Funeral Mass will be held at Church of the Holy Spirit, 3700 N Harvey Lake Rd., Highland, Saturday, July 23, 2011 at 10 am. Fr. Leo Lulko to officiate. Burial Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Friends may visit at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 404 E. Liberty, MIlford Friday 3-8 PM. Rosary Friday 7 PM. Memorials may be made to Church of the Holy Spirit and St. Jude�s Children�s Research Hospital. For further information call 248-684-6645.

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