Archive for March, 2010

Joseph Halasinski

Sunday, March 28th, 2010

Essexville, Michigan

  halasinskiphoto  Our loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather passed away Saturday, March 27, 2010, at Covenant Healthcare – Cooper at the age of 81.  He was born to the late Joseph T. and Stella (Grembowski) Halasinski on September 3, 1928.  Joseph married Charlotte A. McEvoy in St. Mary’s Church on November 4, 1950, enjoying 59 years of marriage before his passing.  He was a WWII veteran, proudly serving his country with the US Navy.  A master woodworker, Joseph was a self-employed finish carpenter.  He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and the American Legion Post #249 in Essexville.  Joseph enjoyed bowling, deer hunting, bird-watching, and spending time with his family.

     Joseph will be dearly remembered by his surviving wife, Charlotte; five children, Raymond Halasinski, Jeanne Wackerle, Karen (Tom) O’Keefe, Beverly Frank, and Marilyn (Rick) Reed; six grandchildren, Carianne (Ty) Robbins, Jennifer (Shane) Martin, Marta, Mara, and Myles Roznowski and Greg Frank; four great-grandchildren, Andrew, Calista, Annabelle, and Faith Robbins; one sister in-law, Virginia Korkoske; two brother in-laws, Jim (Joan) McEvoy, Hank (Rosie) McEvoy and several nieces and nephews.  Joseph was predeceased by two brothers, Flip (Mary) and Ted Halasinski.

     The Funeral Mass and Rite of Committal will be celebrated Wednesday, March 31, 2010 at 11:00am at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.  Fr. Patrick O’Connor will celebrate Mass.  Friends may call at the church on Wednesday from 10:00am until the time of Mass.  There are no visitation hours at the Ambrose Funeral Home.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be considered to the American Lung Association or St. John’s Building Fund.

Rosita “Rosa” Sepeda

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

Bay City, Michigan

      sepedaphotoOur loving wife, mother, grandmother, and sister passed away Thursday, March 25, 2010 at Bay Shores Nursing Care Center, age 64.  Rosa was born October 17, 1945 in Raymondville, Texas to the late Juan and Maria (de La Pas Barbosa) Oltivero.  She married Armando S. Sepeda in 1961 and he survives her.  Rosa was a member of Visitation Catholic Church.  She was an outstanding cook and loved to spend time with her family, especially her grandchildren which she adored.

     Surviving besides her husband, Armando is five children; Rudy (Carrie) Sepeda, Alma Gonzales, Aida (David) Quesada, Alamar (Jose) Sepeda-Munoz, and Orlando (Jessica Clark) Sepeda, thirteen grandchildren; Gabriellia, Joaquin, Rosa, Emma, Tomas, Isabella, Michael, Anastasia, Thalia, Ramiro, Kaden, Bailey, and Callie, four brothers; Esteben, Santos, Rey, and Jesus, three sisters; Lupe, Juana, Edubina, several nieces and nephews.  Rosa was predeceased by a son in-law, Martin Gonzales and two brothers; Juan and Richard.

     The Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, March 30, 2010 at 1:00pm at the Squires Funeral Home.  Jerry Hegenauer will officiate and graveside interment will follow in St. Patrick Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 11:00am until the time of service.

B.Sally Ciaciuch

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

Bay City, Michigan

 B. Sally Ciaciuch passed away Thursday morning March 18, 2010 at the Bay Regional Medical Center age 76 years.  Daughter of the late Edward “Ted” & Rachel (Rivet) Schumann she was born February 22, 1934 in Bay City.  She married Theodore M. Ciaciuch, Jr. on June 6, 1953.  He predeceased her September 19, 2005.  She was a member of St. Hedwig Church. Sally enjoyed playing cards with her friends at Country Meadows.

 Surviving are five children; Michael (Jean) Ciaciuch, Mark (Kathy) Ciaciuch, Mary Lou (Dennis) Knapp, Sherrie (Ron) Kruse, Thomas (Tizz) Ciaciuch, her grandchildren; Joshua (Karly) Knapp, Gabriel & Stephanie Knapp, Zane & Andrew Ciaciuch, Nichole, Aaron & Kaye-Lani Novak, Bailey Ciaciuch and three great-grandchildren; Tyrus, Alexis and Carsten Knapp.  Also surviving are two sisters; Helen Roberts, Geraldine Beson, a sister in-law; Dania Ciaciuch and numerous nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her mother in-law and father in-law; Theodore & Sophie Ciaciuch, her brothers and sisters; Genevieve (Earl) Denomme, Katherine (Edward) Stokoe, Roy (Lucille) Schumann, James “Bud” (Ellen ) Schumann, Louise (Eugene) DeMatio, Patricia (Max) Leitermann, E.J. “Mike” (Yvonne) Schumann, Mary Ellen (Robert) Grout, Carol (Albert) Hubert.

 Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday March 22, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. from St. Hedwig Church.  Rev. Fr. Kevin Kerbawy will officiate.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Saturday from 5 – 8 p.m. on Sunday from 2 – 8 p.m. and at the church on Monday after 10:00 a.m.  There will be a parish vigil service for Sally at 6:30 p.m. Sunday.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider St. Jude or family wishes.

Patricia Taylor

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

A private service was held at the Squires Funeral Home on Monday March 15, 2010 with entombment in St. Patrick Cemetery.

Eugene P. Stasik Sr.

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

Died on Tuesday, March 16, 2010, at the age of 81.  Gene grew up in Bay City, Michigan, the youngest of four sons born to Rose and Stanley Stasik, Sr.  He is preceded in death by his parents and by his brothers Raymond, Erwin, and Stanley.  Surviving is his wife, his Katie, whom he married 55 years ago on his birthday.  Gene is also survived by two daughters, Sandy (Tom) George of Kalamazoo and Sue (Terry) Mierzwa of Parma, and by one son, Gene, Jr., of Ann Arbor.  He was grandpa to five adoring/amused grandchildren, Amanda Mierzwa (Jason Matson), Lauren George, Jessi (Tom) Ferri, Maria George, and Matt George.

 Gene graduated from Bay City Central in ’45, and then served in the Air Force from ’50-’54.  He graduated from Bay City Junior College in ’58, and from the University of Michigan in ’60.  He earned his MBA from the University of Michigan in ‘61. One of his and Katie’s goals was to put their three kids through the University of Michigan, and they did; Gene loved to brag about his sons-in-law and his 3 granddaughters who also earned degrees from Michigan, yet he also bragged about the granddaughter who got away and went to State. 

 He worked for 21 ½ years at Powertrain and was Supervisor of Employee Relations before retiring in 1987.  Gene loved retirement with his Katie.  They traveled to Aruba, Michigan Rose Bowls, Florida, Vegas, New Orleans, and New York City.  Gene loved woodworking and making dollhouses and Christmas ornaments for his daughters and for his wife. He enjoyed harness racing, casino gambling, going out to dinner, lounging by the pool, cheering for Michigan softball, attending M Club luncheons in Ann Arbor, and taking shots for Michigan touchdowns.  He was a Michigan man, but most of all, he was a family man.  He loved his grandchildren and his children, but his wife was his world.  He never ended a conversation with family without saying, “I love you” and “Do you know how good your beautiful mother is to me?”

 “GO BLUE, Eugene.  Na zdrowie!”

 Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, March 20th, 2010, at 9:30 a.m. from St. Stanislaus Kostka Church.  Fr. Daniel Roa will officiate, followed by military honors conducted by the Bay County Veterans’ Council.  Friends may call at the Ambrose Funeral Home on Thursday from 6-8 p.m., on Friday from 1-4 and 5:30-8:00 pm. and at the church on Saturday after 8:30 a.m.  There will be a vigil service for Gene at 6 p.m. Friday. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may contribute to Mott Children’s Hospital or to the Michigan Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation.

Walter R. Urbaniak

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

Bay City, Michigan

      urbaniakphotoOur beloved “PaPa”, father, grandfather, great grandfather and brother passed away peacefully in his sleep, Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at his residence, age 82.  He was born January 30, 1928 in Bay City to the late Walter A. and Veronica (Murawski) Urbaniak, Sr.  Walter married Reta M. Bladecki on July 1, 1950 and she predeceased him on August 22, 1989.  He was a WWII veteran and served his country with the US Navy.  Walter was a warehouse supervisor for several years with Lawrence Smith Distributors until he retired in 1990.  He was a member of St. Hyacinth Church and an avid deer hunter, golfer and fisherman.  Walter’s family made him very happy.  He loved to spend time and share memories with them.

      Surviving are four daughters; Sandra Davis, Jodie (James) Kazmierski, Linda (Daniel) Strzelecki and Susan (Kevin) Treadway, six grandchildren; Ryan (Kristin) Lothian, Bradley (Joy) Lothian, Amanda Trombley, Sara (Brad) Ervans, Brian (fiancé, Kristi) Strzelecki, and Rachel Treadway, five great grandchildren; Kailyn, Lauren, Mason, Tayte, and Tucker, one sister, Germaine Luptowski, and three sister in-laws; Bernadine Urbaniak, Patricia Urbaniak and Audrey (Jack) Dryer.  Walter was predeceased by a son in-law, Curtis Davis and three brothers; Richard, William and Daniel Urbaniak.

     The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, March 13, 2010 at 10:00am at St. Hyacinth Church.  Fr. Edward J. Konieczka will celebrate Mass and interment will follow in Floral Gardens Cemetery, under the auspices of the Bay County Veterans Council.  Friends may call at the Ambrose Funeral Home on Friday from 2:00 to 8:00pm and at church on Saturday after 9:00am.  A Parish Vigil Service for Walter will be held Friday at 7:00pm at the funeral home.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to St. Hyacinth Church.