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“Almost 16 months and I still miss you so much. ”
1 of 26 | Posted by: Jeff Gnaste. - Roseville, MI

“I miss you more then you know ! I know your in a better place ! but my heart wi ll hurt forever:( ”
2 of 26 | Posted by: Theresa - St lair shores, MI

“I miss you so much Tanya! I've been looking for you online for years, and I had no luck. I can't believe you're gone. I love you, I always will!!!...Read More »
3 of 26 | Posted by: Lucinda - Norris, TN

“Too bad we didnt get to spend more time together. You will be missed dearly sweety. Ill see you in heaven one day. ”
4 of 26 | Posted by: John Walsh - JACKSONVILLE BEACH, FL

“R.I.P NO WORDS CAN SAY HOW MUCH YOUR "MAGI" LOVES YOU AND WILL ALWAYS MISS YOU... ”
5 of 26 | Posted by: steve maggio - st clair shores

“You will be missed Tanya. Your are in a better, more wonderful place looking down on everyone. Love-the Walsh Family. ”
6 of 26 | Posted by: John Walsh - Jacksonville, FL

“my thoughts and prayers are with all of the family ”
7 of 26 | Posted by: nancy markland - sterling hgts, MI

“I knew and worked with Tanya at Macomb medical. I was so very saddened to hear the news this morning. I don't believe we ever met Jeff, but I am...Read More »
8 of 26 | Posted by: Roberta Evans (bert) - Warren, MI

“Jeff, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. She will be missed dearly. Tanya, You came into my...Read More »
9 of 26 | Posted by: Trina - OK

“I am so sorry to hear about the family lost of this beautiful woman. I hope everyone will find comfort. God has promised us at John 5:28, 29 where it...Read More »
10 of 26 | Posted by: Miss. Martin - MI

“I regret the way we parted many years ago, but you will forever live in my memory as the life of the party, the sparkle in the room and the reminder...Read More »
11 of 26 | Posted by: Shana Andries-Smith - San Diego, CA

“Our hearts go out to the Gnaster and Silva Families. This is for you.... I am home in heaven, dear ones; Oh, so happy and so bright! There...Read More »
12 of 26 | Posted by: Louis & Karen Walsh - MI

“I had the opportunity to spend some time with you over the last few months which looking back I am very greatful for. I remember watching the tigers...Read More »
13 of 26 | Posted by: Pam Gnaster - sterling heights, MI

“I have great memories of jamie, lisa, shana and tanya hanging out at my home. There were always laughting, talking..stuff young girls do. She was...Read More »
14 of 26 | Posted by: Lisa Andries-Pawczuk - roseville, MI

“One of my memories of Tanya is with my little sister and you had never seen the ocean before. So Shana decided that day.. your going to see the...Read More »
15 of 26 | Posted by: Heather T. Andries/Bastin - NY

“It took me so long to write this because its been very hard for me to deal with. I met Tanya 11 years ago at a kid rock concert the same day Jeff...Read More »
16 of 26 | Posted by: Dan Gnaster - Sterling Heights, MI

“I am so sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers go out to the gnaster and Silva family's. I remember Tanya as a caring person that always put...Read More »
17 of 26 | Posted by: Kurt - sterling heights, MI

“To my wife Tanya, It's about 72 hours since you left me. I've had about 6 hour of sleep since. It's 6:20am Monday morning. I've been up all night...Read More »
18 of 26 | Posted by: Jeff Gnaster - Roseville , MI

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you all right now. We love you and wish that we could be there with you. We have fond memories of Tanya, both as a...Read More »
19 of 26 | Posted by: Ann & Dawn Hultgren - Marion, MI

“My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Silva family for your loss. I remember Tanya as a little girl and all the joy she brought your family. ...Read More »
20 of 26 | Posted by: Debbie Vansteenlandt Antosiek

“I am so sorry for the family lost. My prayers go out to her. Sorry I did not have the chance to know her. I live up north and will not be able...Read More »
21 of 26 | Posted by: Mary Ann Staller (Gnaster) - MI

“Well, this is my third attempt at this....I am well, speechless. My heart goes out to all family and friends that Tanya had. We were two peas in a...Read More »
22 of 26 | Posted by: jamie huntley (easley) - FL

“Jeff, I was so shocked and sadden to hear of Tanya's passing. In reading her obituary I can well remember taking her to Darryl's New Year's Eve...Read More »
23 of 26 | Posted by: Gail Alcorn - St. Clair Shores, MI

“Words cannot express the sadness I feel over this awesome life lost. Tanya was such a great friend. Always one to listen and share many laughs. We...Read More »
24 of 26 | Posted by: Crystal Knowles - Roseville , MI

“"What moves through us is a silence, a quiet sadness, a longing for one more day, one more word, one more touch, we may not understand why you left...Read More »
25 of 26 | Posted by: Paul and Diane Crook - MI

“Im going to miss all those shopping trips to macys for our clinque bonus times, bath and body works and of course yankee..and just the crazy text...Read More »
26 of 26 | Posted by: sheila rostron - casco, MI


Tanya Marie Gnaster, age 35 of Roseville, died suddenly on February 22, 2013. She was born August 11, 1977 in Southfield, Michigan to Diane Ardelan. She was raised in St. Clair Shores and a graduate of South Lake High School.

On New Year's Eve of 2002, she attended one of her friend's parties and as they were all playing a game called "Head of the Class" little did she know that one of her competitors was going to be her lifelong partner in the end. On April 18, 2004, Tanya married the love of her life. As Tanya walked down the aisle at The Little Wedding Chapel in Warren that day her life was instantly changed by her true love Jeffery. Her husband was her true blessing in life,..the one who "saved" her and gave her the love she so much deserved.

When she was able to secure a little time of solitude, Tanya often enjoyed the simple pleasure of curling up with her ipad. She loved to listen to her music and expand her mind & imagination through the many pieces in her music collection. She was also quite fond of painting her nails and trying new ways on applying her make-up. Tanya was also quite fond of traveling. She and Jeff took many trips to Niagara Falls, Frankenmuth, and Pokagon State Park in Indiana. She also loved Hello Kitty, Yankee candles and her T.V. shows. Often times you could catch Tanya wrapped up in her blanket watching her favorite T.V. shows like Sex in the City, Golden Girls, and American Idol but only when it go down to the final 24, because that made it more interesting. As she watched her shows she had four little buddies that like to cuddle with her,...Bubby, Lola, Shyla and Spikey her cats. She was the proud Momma to those babies and everyone knew it.

Though she is gone from this life, Tanya's legacy will live on in the hearts and minds of all who were blessed to know her. She was the Life of the party on this side on Heaven,...and you can bet that she's on the other side now, planning another one for when we all meet again.

She was the beloved wife of Jeff. The dear daughter of Diane Ardelan. And the daughter-in-law of Angeline (the late Stanley) Gnaster. She was the loving granddaughter of Robert and Virginia Silva. Sister of Raymond, and Robert Ardelan. Sister-in-law of Ken (the late Frances) Gnaster, Pam Gnaster, and Michelle (Bryan) Allmacher. Caring aunt to Dan and Lauren. Goddaughter of Joseph (Denise) Silva, and Mary Margaret Silva. Niece of Tony (Lynn) Silva, Kim (David) Skrip, and Theresa (Mark) Maynard. Devoted Momma to her cats Bubby, Lola, Shyla, and Spikey. She is also survived by many other aunts, uncle, cousins and other family members.

Memorial visitation will be Sunday, March 3rd at 1:30pm until the time of service at 4pm at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Rd. at Common (12 1/2) Mile), Warren.

In lieu of flowers donations are appreciated to the family.

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