Laethem, Alfred Francis, age 76, passed away at home February 17, 2015. He was a loving and generous man who loved his family deeply. Al was born in Detroit and earned a Master’s Degree in Chemistry from University of Detroit. He was an intelligent man who loved working in the lab, fixing things around the house, growing African Violets, gardening, camping, traveling and cruising. He made intricate Christmas ornaments every year for family and friends. Al enjoyed sneaking table scraps to Brian’s dog, Schnaps. He was a nice guy! We love and miss him greatly. Beloved husband of Erma (nee Sipos) for 47 years. Dearest father of Colleen (Eric) Fleshood and the late Brian Patrick Laethem. Loving grandfather of Shelby, Sydney, Dalton, Avery and Aiden Fleshood. Dear brother of Mary Ann (James) Mason, Ann (Martin) Genuise, Frances (Francis) Breen, Madeline (James) Conover and Paul (Marie) Laethem. Visitation Friday 3-9 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Rosary Friday 7 p.m. Instate Saturday 9:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. time of Mass at St. Anne Church, 32000 Mound Road (between 13 and 14 Mile). Share memories with the family at their online guestbook at: WujekCalcaterra.comPublished in Daily Tribune on Feb. 21, 2015+Read More Share Listen to Obituary Remember Share a message, photo, or video below View all messages 2 "We will remember the good times. Especially camping. Still..." "May we continue to honor and respect all the lessons we have..."- The Wujek-Calcaterra Family Add a memory or condolence to the guest book Add Message Please add or record a video for the family of Alfred Laethem Add a video + Please add a photo and share in the life story for Alfred Laethem Add a photo +