David Walker, 79

Oxford resident David Neil Walker, 79, was born February 16, 1944 and left this earth on April 10, 2023. He was the loving husband of Pauline (Roeske, Bonnici) Walker for 24 years; loving father of Christy Walker (Nathan Fluegel), Mark Walker (Leola) and Matt Walker (Carrie); and proud grandfather of Amaya, Nora, Elizabeth, Davontez, Marko, […]

Daphne Beethem, 17

 Daphne Rose Beethem was born on August 12, 2005, in Pontiac. On April 13, 2023 Daphne, a senior at Oxford High School passed away after a tragic car accident. Daphne is survived by her parents, Lloyd and Renee Beethem, two sisters Natalie Beethem (James Bannon) of Saint Helen, Michigan and Brianna Beethem currently attending MSU, […]

Stephen Maher, 64

 Oxford resident Stephen Patrick “Steve” Maher, passed suddenly on April 16, 2023 at the age of 64. Beloved husband of Carolyn for 25 years; loving father of Sean (Alison) Maher, Ryan (Megan) Maher, and AJ Ash; proud grandpa of Gabe, Torii, and Addisynn; cherished son of Lester (Thelma) Maher; loving brother of Bill (Becky) Maher, […]

Lawrence Pinchback, 73

 Former Oxford resident and teacher, Lawrence Neil Pinchback, age 73, passed away on April 11, 2023, at Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital under hospice care. Larry was born on September 23, 1949, to the late Tyrus and Rosemary Pinchback and grew up in Clawson. Larry was a football, golf, and baseball star athlete who graduated from […]

Harold Churchill, 88

 Former Oxford resident Harold Churchill of Estes Park, CO, passed away March 18, 2023 at the age of 88. Harold was born in Imlay Cityon April 19, 1934 to Earl and Zelma Churchill. He was married to Beverly West until 1982 and they had 4 daughters. He married Ann Holler June 1985 and lived a […]

Christopher Smith, 48

Christopher James Smith, age 48 was born July 9,1974 in Port Huron, Michigan. Chris is survived by his wife, Nicole and his two son’s Jack and Lukas, parents Gary and Pamela Smith, brother Adam (Tasha) Smith, Sister Emily Smith (Bill Schumacher), Brother Abraham (Teanne) Smith, Brother Noah (Tammi) Smith and many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, […]

James Walendzik, 74

James “Jim” Arthur Walendzik, age 74, was born April 15, 1948 in Detroit, Michigan. Jim is survived by his son, Kalon Walendzik (Stephanie), step-granddaughter Grace, daughter Wynne White (Travis), grandsons, Ruger and Ryder, sisters Sue Meyersieck (Scott) and Robin Thomas (Joe), brother Tim Walendzik (Pam), and many loving cousins, nieces, and nephews. Jim was preceded […]

Lil Prawdzik, 90

  Lil Prawdzik, cherished mother and Omi, died on April 6, 2023, one day before her 91st birthday. Lil was born in Tarutino, Ukraine in 1932. At the time this region was known as Bessarabia and included many German settlements.  World War II interrupted her life, and Lil’s family made the months-long journey back to […]

Richard Simmers, 64

 Richard “Rick” Simmers was a caring husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend. He left this world on March 15, 2023 at the age of 64 after a brave battle with cancer. He remained positive throughout his journey and always had a plan for the future. Rick is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, […]

John Katona, 72

John Bennett Katona of Oxford passed away on March 30, 2023 at the age of 72. John was born the son of Joseph and Carmela (Ingrassia) Katona in Lorain, Ohio on January 6, 1951. John graduated from Rochester High School, class of 1969. He attended General Motors Institute where he earned his Bachelor of Science […]