Bay City, Michigan
Dorothy passed away Friday, May 20, 2011 at Bay Regional Medical Center, age 97. She was born August 26, 1913 in Bay City to the late John and Stella (Tomczak) Herek. She married Barney “Floyd” Banaszak on June 8, 1935 in St. Stanislaus Kostka Church; he predeceased her on October 19, 2000. Dorothy was a member of St. Stanislaus Church, Rosary/Altar Sodality Group #38, Felician Sisters Auxiliary, League of Catholic Men & Women, and a life member of the Senior Citizens. Dorothy enjoyed fishing, knitting, going to meetings for various organizations and loved baking her delicious cookies.
Surviving is a daughter, Rose M. Banaszak, five grandchildren: Dr. Renee (Dr. Gaddy) Lassiter, Ronald Banaszak, Michele Parker, Dr. Mary (Dr. Alex) Kirby, and Tammy (Keith) Saunders, thirteen great grandchildren: Austin, Kayla, Logan, Rhonda Banaszak, Aaron, Brandon, Cameron Parker, Nicholas, Claire, Anna Kate Kirby, Alex, Meredith, and Chandler Saunders, one brother, Guy Herek, daughter in-law, Trudy Smith, many nieces and nephews. Dorothy was predeceased by a son, Ronald Banaszak, two brothers: Vic and Ray Herek and a sister in-law, Cecil Herek.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 10:00am at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church. Fr. Rick Filary will celebrate Mass and private interment will be in St. Patrick Cemetery. Friends may call at the Ambrose Funeral Home on Tuesday from 1:00 to 8:00pm and Wednesday at church after 9:00am. Members of St. Stan’s Rosary/Altar Sodality Group #38, Felician Sisters Auxiliary and Senior Citizens will pray the Rosary Tuesday at 2:00pm, followed later by a Parish Vigil Service for Dorothy at 7:00pm. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Family Wishes or St. Stanislaus Campus Development Fund.
Dorothy’s family would like to thank all the staff at Bay Regional Medical Center, especially the staff in ER, CCU, 4th and 5th floors for their kind and gentle touch they extended Dorothy and her whole family.