09-28-2017 Tri-City Area Obituaries



Jnoris Tio, 83, of Stevensville, died Tuesday morning, Sept. 19, 2017 at Hanson Hospice Center in Lincoln Township.

Services celebrating his life were held on Friday, Sept. 22, 2017 at the Davidson Chapel of Florin Funeral Service, 249 E. Center St., Coloma. The Rev. Billy Long officiated. Burial followed the service at Millburg Cemetery in Benton Township. Memorial donations may be made to the Hanson Hospice Center. Please share memories, messages or photos at www.florin.net.

Jnoris was born on Dec. 14, 1933 to Orland R. and Mildred (Manning) Tio. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy for 30 years, after which he was a service technician for Michigan Gas Utilities. Jnoris married Mary E. Gunkel on Oct. 17, 1960 and she preceded him in death in 1995. He was a member of the American Legion. Among the activities that Jnoris enjoyed were reading (mostly westerns and mysteries), hunting and camping, going to the casino and (his favorite) traveling.

His family includes his children, Patrick A. (Mary) Tio of Gardnerville, Nevada, Christopher E. Tio of Long Beach, California, Kimberly Layton of Berrien Springs, Joy (Tom) Reams of Stevensville, Mary Tio of Bridgman, and Mandi (Galen) Staples of Perris, California; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his wife, Jnoris was preceded by his siblings, Franceeda Bronson, Larry Tio, Archie Lee Manning, Louann Whitaker, Aaron Tio and Maralyn Tio.

Death Notices

Betty Baker, 63, of Watervliet died Sep. 19, 2017 at Lakeland Medical Center, St. Joseph. Starks & Menchinger Chapel and Cremation Services, St. Joseph

Buford Henry Mann, 81, of Hartford died Sep. 22, 2017 at home. Calvin Funeral Home, Hartford

Boguslaw Ludwig Sikora, 64, of Coloma died Sep. 6, 2017 at Lakeland Regional Medical Center, St. Joseph. Purely Cremations – Starks Family Funeral Homes, Benton Harbor

Betty Jane Fischer, 88, of Benton Harbor died Sep. 23, 2017. Starks & Menchinger Chapel and Cremation Services, St. Joseph

Bobby Joe “Bob” Green, 60, of Sodus, formerly of Coloma, died Sep. 23, 2017 at home. Brown Funeral Home, Niles

Michele Louise Scaletta, 56, of Orlando, FL, formerly of Hartford died Aug. 27, 2017.

Tom Donovan Holt, 72, died Sep. 24, 2017 at home. Starks & Menchinger Chapel and Cremation Services, St. Joseph

Vera E. Brooks, 96, of Watervliet died Sep. 25, 2017 at Pine Ridge Nursing Home, Stevensville. Davidson Chapel, Florin Funeral Service, Coloma