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“Thank you Julie for being one of the best representatives of love I've ever seen. I'm proud to be part of your family. Proud that you were part of...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Gus Reis - Lake Orion, MI

“To Rick & Deb Nash and Family: Very sorry to hear about Julie. Our family is praying for her and all the family for peace and comfort. We will...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Chuck & Sharon Anderson - Suwanee, GA

“Julie was my main contact at Universal Container for our business here at fischer. We worked together many years and we would talk family and other...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Judy Smith - Auburn Hills, MI

“So sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and the family. ”
4 of 9 | Posted by: Emily Mather - Pelham, NY

“I remember Julie as a helpful, cheerful and genuinely nice person. I also remember she liked to laugh. I enjoyed working with her on our son's...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Terri Moncrieff - Royal Oak, MI

“So sad to learn of Julies passing. What a wonderful person! Will always remember the many laughs&strata we shared during our work on the FFB auctions...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Debbie Howells - Warren, MI

“I had the pleasure of working with and knowing her since 1983, she will be truly missed. ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Geames Bailey - Lincoln Park, MI

“Our family will miss seeing Julie and her wonderful smile at family gatherings. She was a joy to be around ! She was a very warm person, always with...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Elaine Fitzpatrick

“I'm so sorry we have lost our lovely Julie. She taught me never give up and to meet the world with a smile, joy and the attitude that things are...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Ann Cendrowski - Rochester Hills, MI


KUSKU, Julianne, Emma (nee Nash) Age 63, died November 25, 2016 peacefully in her sleep at her home in Warren, MI. She was under hospice care for a week after a two month diagnosis of stomach cancer.Julianne leaves her son, John Altan Kusku and his wife Jessica and son George Altan; her step-son Taylan Kusku; her brother Rick Nash and wife Debbie and their children Jon Nash and wife Raquel and Dominic Nash. Julie is also survived by a large, loving family of many cousins, aunts, nieces, nephews, and friends.She is preceded in death by her mother, Joan (Cattani) Nash, and husband M. Altan Kusku. Julianne was born in Detroit, MI August 28, 1953. She attended Osborne High School in Detroit, MI. She graduated class of 1970. In 1971 she began working in the box/packaging industry. She began to work for Universal Container Corporation in 1976 and continued there for the last 40 years up to her passing. She was married to Altan Kusku in 1978.Julianne was a supportive and caring mother, a doting grandmother and aunt, and active individual in several organizations throughout her life. She was active with the Boy Scouts as an adult leader from tiger cubs through Boy Scouts with her son John Altan. She attended weekly meetings and monthly camping trips. Julianne was very involved with Corps 5 in Boy Scouts, a program designed to teach swimming and rescue. Additionally, Julianne went above and beyond by becoming one of only a few certified instructors for the pulp and paper merit badge. Her scouts were able to tour the box company where she worked and to make paper. Julie was also very involved with local chapter of the Foundation Fighting Blindness. Known as the "Auction Queen," Julianne was an integral part of obtaining donations crucial to the success of the auction. After the auction's run ended, Julie continued to work with FFB on their annual Vision Walk. Julianne has also been a long time supporter of the Michigan Blind Athletic Association, specifically the goalball programs. Julie helped drive, house, and fund raise for goalball teams starting in 1998. In recent years Julianne has worked closely with the Michigan Blind Athletic Association to help organize and plan the Midwest Regional Goalball tournament held in Warren.In most recent years Julie has enjoyed spending time with her grandson, George, and dog, Marco. Her favorite place to spend time was at her lake house near Alpena, MI. The house offered her a beautiful, peaceful, and relaxing place to cook, walk, do puzzles, and enjoy quite time on the beach or at the fire. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you please consider sending a donation to:The Michigan Blind Athletic AssociationDonation in Memory of Julianne KuskuMBAA Treasurer8724 Q AveMattawan, MI 49071or The Foundation Fighting Blindnesshttp://www.blindness.org/Visitation Monday 3-9pm. Funeral Tuesday 11am at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons 36900 Schoenherrat Metro Parkway (16 Mile Rd) Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" @ WujekCalcaterra.com.