SAMUEL MELLIN, 84, of Orion
Township, died Jan. 7, 2013.
He is survived by his daughters
and son-in-law, Andrea and Vincent
McCown of Oxford, Gail Mellin of
Livonia; sister and brothers-in-law,
Shirley and Harold LaBell of Florida;
Carl Hoff of Southfield; grandchildren,
Benjamin McCown, Hal McCown; many
loving nieces and nephews.
Mr. Mellin was the beloved husband
of the late Beverly Mellin and the late
Harriett Greener Mellin; dear brother of
the late John Mellin, the late Mary Hoff.
Contributions may be made to the
Humane Society, 30300 Telegraph Road,
Suite 220, Bingham Farms, MI 48025.
Interment was held at Hebrew Memorial
Park. Arrangements by Hebrew
DR. MARSHALL D.
NATHAN, 68, of Texas,
died Jan. 3, 2013.
He passed away at
Methodist Hospital in
San Antonio, Texas,
where he had been
on staff for 32 years.
Dr. Nathan graduated
from the University of
Michigan Medical School with honors
and did his residency and fellowship at
Washington University Medical College/
Barnes Hospital. He directed and taught
at the Medical College of Georgia. Many
times over the years, Dr. Nathan was
listed as a "top super doctor" in otolar-
yngology in San Antonio and Texas.
His passions were running, compet-
ing in more than 70 marathons, being
a fitness fanatic, and belonging to the
Longhorn Region Porsche Club, where
he often raced. He was also a master
angler and held several records for
pike and muskie fishing. Dr. Nathan
had a special fondness for his Lakeland
He is survived by his wife, Natalie of
San Antonio; sons, Daniel Nathan of
New York, Adam Nathan of Arizona;
sister and brother-in-law, Sharon May
Savine and Burt Savine of Florida; nieces
and nephews, Berton and Renee May,
Peter and Lori May, Mathew May and
fiancee, Amy Galante, Carole May Miller
and Eric Miller; aunt, Ida Nathan; nine
great-nieces and great-nephews; many
cousins, friends and colleagues.
Contributions may be made to
Prostate Cancer or Lymphoma
Program at University of Michigan,
1000 Lakebrook Drive, Suite 100, Ann
Arbor, MI 48104, Attn: Kim Shuster; or
Washington University Medical School,
Otolaryngology Resident Education
Program, 7425 Forsyth Blvd., Suite 2100,
St. Louis, MO 63105, Attn: Pam Morris.
This announcement was placed at the
request of the family by Ira Kaufman
JACQUELINE E. ROGGIN, 71, of West
Bloomfield, died Jan. 9, 2013.
She was a pharmacist with a master's
degree in business. She was also vice
president of Providence Hospital and
attended Schoolcraft College Culinary
Jacqueline is survived by her brother-
in-law, Dr. Melvin Rosenblatt; nephews
and niece, Mark Rosenblatt, and Diedra
and Cory Wilson; and their son, Blake
Wilson; cousins, Deborah Roggin Proen
and Angelo Proen; and their children,
Sofia, Katina and Ben Proen; and Sandra
Robinson; many friends; her faith-
ful companions, Bitsy, Butttercup and
Jacqueline was the devoted daughter
of the late Shirley Moss and the late
Sam Roggin; the loving sister of the late
Interment was at Adat Shalom
Memorial Park Cemetery. Contributions
may be made to RetroDoggy Rescue/
Michigan Yorkshire Terrier Rescue, 1750
Lyka, Commerce Township, MI 48382,
by Ira Kaufman Chapel.
ELLIOTT SPILLER, 72, of Oak Park,
died Jan. 8, 2013.
He is survived by his beloved wife,
Diane Spiller of Oak Park; daughter and
son-in-law, Sandra and Dale Ryan of
Madison Heights; sons and daughters-
in-law, Jason and Cristin Spiller of Utica,
Erik and Mary Spiller of Las Vegas;
sister-in-law, Cherie Warsaw; brother-
in-law, Robert Robinson; grandchildren,
Darian, Logan, Bryce, Brody, Acadia and
Mr. Spiller was the brother of the
late Arthur Warsaw, the late Trudy
Robinson, the late Leba Daien and the
late Jack Spiller.
Contributions may be made to
Southfield Shrine Center Child
Care or to a charity of one's choice.
Arrangements by Dorfman Chapel.
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