Archive for January, 2010

Florence E. Gatza

Sunday, January 31st, 2010

Bay City, Michigan

      gatzaphotoFlorence passed away Sunday, January 31, 2010 at Bay Special Care Hospital with her family by her side, age 94.  She was born September 30, 1915 in Bay City to the late Robert and Martha (Sinicki) Block.  She was a homemaker and resided in Bay City all of her life.  Florence was a life long member of St. Hyacinth Church, Rosary Society, League of Catholic Men & Women, and the Association for Retarded Citizens.  She married Stanley Gatza on September 2, 1939 at Resurrection Catholic Church in Lansing, he predeceased her on May 15, 1991.  In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her five sisters and two brothers; Edward Block, Gertrude Domagalski, Adella Dettmer, Clara Matuszewski, Helen Schaffer, Lloyd Block and Mary Mika. 

     Florence is survived by her three loving children; Janice (Mitchell) Hages, Thomas (Brenda) Gatza, and Richard Gatza; granddaughter, Kimberly (Dennis) Cappo, great granddaughter, Hannah Richards, a great grandson due in February, all of Blacklick, Ohio, a sister in-law, Dorothy Gatza, special niece, Janet Schwartzfisher of Lansing, many nieces, nephews and special friends, Ted and Evelyn Bernelis, Carol Gillis, Mary Jane Heynen and Grace.

     Florence was a lovely lady with a deep faith, a compassionate and caring heart, beautiful smile that brightened everyone’s day.  She enjoyed dancing, country music and flowers.  Our special mom had a long life filled with love from her family and friends.  We will miss her deeply.

     The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, February 3, 2010 at 1:00pm at St. Hyacinth Church.  Fr. Edward J. Konieczka will celebrate Mass and entombment will follow in St. Patrick Mausoleum.  Friends may call at the Ambrose Funeral Home on Tuesday from 1:00 to 8:00pm and at church Wednesday after 12:00pm.  Members of St. Hyacinth Church will pray the Rosary Tuesday at 2:00pm, followed later by a Parish Vigil Service for Florence at 7:00pm.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to St. Hyacinth Church or their favorite charity.

     Florence’s family would like to thank Dr. Charles Schisler and his staff for their compassionate care and concern over the years.

Patricia A. Deming

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

Bay City, Michigan

     demingphoto Our loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister passed away Thursday, January 28, 2010 at Bay Regional Medical Center with her family by her side, age 75.  She was born September 22, 1934 in Essexville to the late Roy and Marie (Mooren) Badour.  Patricia married Robert E. Deming in St. John’s Church, Essexville on January 3, 1959 and he survives her.  She was a member of St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church and enjoyed gardening, flowers, cleaning and playing cards.  Patricia loved spending time her family, especially her twelve grandchildren.

     Surviving is her husband of 51 years, Robert, five children; David (Janice) Deming, Diane (Alan) Schutt, Thomas (Kellie) Deming, Sandra (Michael) Martinski and Daniel (Beth) Deming, twelve grandchildren; Adam, Russell, Justin, Shawn, Kayla, Shannon, Owen, Jarret, Thane, Kristina, Meghan, and Jennifer, one brother, Robert (Joan) Badour, one sister, Bernice Zentyczka, several nieces and nephews.  Patricia was predeceased by a sister, Betty Smith and a niece, Karen Walimaa.

     The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, February 1, 2010 at 10:00am at St. Maria Goretti Church.  Fr. George Serour and Sr. Virginia Scally, SNDdeN will administer the funeral rites for Patricia.  Interment will take place in Floral Gardens Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Sunday from 1:00 to 8:00pm and Monday at church after 9:00am.  A Parish Vigil Service for Patricia will be held Sunday at 7:00pm from the funeral home.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to St. Maria Goretti Church or the American Heart Association.

     Patricia’s family would like to thank all the staff at Bay Regional Medical Center CCU for the wonderful care they gave Patricia and her family.

Willie W. Dady

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Bay City, Michigan

 Mr. Dady passed away Wednesday January 27, 2010 at his home surrounded by his family age 85 years.  Son of the late Edward & Cora (Stuart) Dady he was born October 19, 1924 in Flint, Michigan.  He married the former Betty Timlick October 25, 1946.  She predeceased him.  Mr. Dady served in the U.S. Navy and retired from Rainbow Bread Company after many years of service.  Willie enjoyed spending time with his family especially his grandchildren.

 Surviving are six children; Ralph (Jane) Dady, Barbara (Al) Shoemaker, Flossie (Paul) McCartney, Irene Hyatt, Patricia Dady, Linda McKee, many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren and a brother; George Dady.  He was predeceased by two children; Vivian Dady, Ronald Dady, a son in-law; Joe McKee and his step-father; Jim McLaughlin.

 Funeral Service will take place Saturday January 30, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. from the Squires Funeral Home.   Pastor Joe Atchinson will officiate with burial in Roselawn Cemetery under the auspices of the Veteran’s Council.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Friday from 1 – 8 p.m. and on Saturday after 10:00 a.m.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider family wishes.

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Carl T. Torka

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Bay City, Michigan

 

     Carl passed away Tuesday, January 26, 2010 at Mecosta County Medical Center, in Big Rapids age 93.  He was born January 28, 1916 in Vassar, MI to the late John and Catherine (Kowalski) Torka.  Carl married Dolores Lewis on November 23, 1940 in St. John’s Church in Essexville and she predeceased him on February 21, 2009.  Carl worked for a coal mining company, Bay City Shovels for many years, and retired from the Bay City Public Schools Maintenance Department in 1981 after 28 years of service. Carl was a member of St. Hyacinth Church and the League of Catholic Men & Women.

      Carl leaves two children; James (Dixie Copeland) Torka, Cay (Joseph) Kunik, five grandchildren; Kelly (Brad) Clarkson, Matthew Staszak, Jaime Smith, Justin and Tyler Kunik, three great grandchildren; Emma May, Ella Elizabeth, Jordan Allen, two sister in-laws;  Patricia Klida and Donalda Tardiff, several nieces and nephews.  Carl was predeceased by five brothers and a sister; Edward (Dorothy), John, James “Jake”, Albert (Grace) & Chet Torka and a sister, Gertrude (Bill) Nalazek.

     The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, January 29, 2010 at 1:00pm at St. Hyacinth Church.  Fr. Edward J. Konieczka will celebrate Mass and interment will follow in Floral Gardens Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Ambrose Funeral Home on Thursday from 5:00 to 8:00pm and Friday at church after 12:00pm.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to “Family Wishes.”

Caroline R. Stachowski

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

Bay City, Michigan

 

     stachowskiphotoCaroline, age 98, passed away Monday, January 25, 2010 at Bay Medical Care Facility.  She was born August 29, 1911 in Bay City to the late Stanislaus and Pelagia “Blanche” (Biskupski) Stachowski.  She retired from Steering Gear in Saginaw after 30 years of dedicated service.  Caroline was a member of St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, Felician Sisters Auxiliary, League of Catholic Men & Women, Senior Citizens, Red Hat Society and a life member of St. Stan’s Rosary Sodality.  She also offered her time and talent at Bay Medical Care Facilities Activity Department.

     Surviving is a sister, Tillie Dombkowski, a sister in-law, Mary Stachowski, two nieces; Janet (Daniel) Robinson and Frieda Russell, four nephews; James (Joan), Charles, Thomas (Julie), and Paul Stachowski, many great nieces and nephews.  Caroline was predeceased by four brothers; Sylvester, Eugene, Victor, and Norbert Stachowski and a sister, Jolanda “Alice” Stachowski.

     The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, January 29, 2010, at 10:00am at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church.  Rev. Fr. Daniel E. Roa F. will celebrate Mass and private interment will be in St. Patrick Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Ambrose Funeral Home on Thursday from 1:00 to 8:00pm and at church on Friday after 9:00am.  Members of St. Stan’s Rosary Society, Senior Citizens and Felician Sisters Auxiliary will pray the Rosary Thursday at 2:00pm, followed later by a Parish Vigil Service for Caroline at 7:00pm.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contribution may be considered to St. Stan’s Campus Development Fund.

     Caroline’s family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff of Bay Medical Care Facility, especially 1-East for their kind and compassionate care they gave her over the past ten years.  Caroline really felt like she was at “home” everyday.

Eugene J. Wejrowski

Monday, January 25th, 2010

WejrowskiBay City, Michigan

      Eugene passed away Sunday, January 24, 2010 at Bay Medical Care Facility, age 85.  He was born December 6, 1924 in Bay City to the late Anthony and Rose B. (Polom) Wejrowski.  He was a WWII veteran and served his country with the US Army.  Eugene was a machinist for many years with various companies.  He was a member of St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, Senior Citizens and St. Stanislaus Knights of Columbus Council #12423.  Eugene was faithful and very devoted to St. Stanislaus Church.  He had and artists touch for repairing rosaries, statues and church artifacts.  He made the best pies and was an excellent cook.

     Surviving are three nephews; Bernard (Rachel) Furtaw, Thomas (Janice) Furtaw and David Murawski, two nieces; Mary Anne Guzman and Roseann (Mark) Oliver, several great nieces, great nephews, and close friends; Florian Nadolski and Richie Balwinski.  Eugene was predeceased by two sisters; Bernadine (Bernard) Furtaw and Leona (Edwin) Murawski.

    A Prayer Service for Eugene will be held Thursday, January 28, 2010 at 9:30am from the Ambrose Funeral Home and the Funeral Mass will follow at 10:00am at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church.  Rev. Fr. Daniel F. Roa will celebrate Mass and interment will follow in St. Stanislaus Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Ambrose Funeral Home on Wednesday from 1:00 to 6:00pm.  Members of St. Stan’s Senior Citizens and parish will pray the Rosary Wednesday at 2:00pm, followed later by a Parish Vigil Service and Knights of Columbus 3rd Degree Bible Presentation at 5:00pm. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association or St. Stanislaus Campus Development Fund.