Archive for July, 2011

Maxine A. Dombroski “Mickey”

Saturday, July 30th, 2011

Bay City, Michigan


     Mickey passed away Friday, July 29, 2011 at the Carriage House of Bay City with her family by her side, age 81.  She was born January 8, 1930 in Bay City to the late George A. and Mary (Michalak) Krygier.  Maxine married Joseph A. Dombroski on October 4, 1958; he predeceased her on October 6, 2008.  She retired from Bay City Chevrolet in 1985 and enjoyed going to the casino with her husband and playing bingo.

     Surviving are her four children: Mark (Luci) Dombroski, Mary (Alan) Proctor, Tom and Paul Dombroski, two beautiful grandchildren Maxine thought the world of: Audrey (Justin) Clark and William (Kelly) Proctor, one precious great granddaughter, Abigail Marie Proctor, two brothers, Clarence and Arthur Krygier, and three sisters in-law: Blanche, Karen and Helen Krygier.  Maxine was predeceased by four brothers: Leonard (Mary), George, Ernest and Sylvester Krygier and three sisters: Jeanette (Ben) Stevens, Romaine (Everett Young) Torka and Dorothy Krygier.

     The Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, August 3, 2011 at 11:00am at the Squires Funeral Home.  Nancy Rivet will officiate and inurnment will be held later at Denton Township Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 10:00am until the time of service.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association or McLaren Visiting Nurse and Hospice.

     The Dombroski family would like to thank all the staff at the Carriage House for their kind and compassionate care they extended Maxine and her entire family during her stay there.

Tracy J. Boks

Saturday, July 30th, 2011

Bay City, Michigan


     Tracy passed away Saturday, July 30, 2011 at Health Source of Saginaw, age 39.  She was born March 26, 1972 in Bay City.  Tracy married Eric M. Boks in St. Hyacinth Church on October 17, 1998; he survives her.  She was employed with the Department of Environmental Quality and a member of First United Methodist Church.  Tracy was actively involved in her church and enjoyed playing music.

     Surviving besides her husband, Eric, is two sons: Jacob and Isaac, Tracy’s mother, Kathy Waldron, her father, Dave (Renee) Waldron, mother and father in-law, Pauline and Ray Boks, two brothers: Jeff (Missy) Waldron and Jeremy Waldron, one sister, Melissa Waldron, grandparents, George Waldron and Maxine Lauer, one brother in-law, Jeff Boks, several nieces, nephews and friends.

     The Funeral Service will be held Monday, August 1, 2011 at 7:00pm at Ambrose Funeral Home.  Fr. Larry Boks will officiate.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 3:00 to 7:00pm.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to a Scholarship Fund for Jacob and Isaac.

William D. Rusho

Friday, July 29th, 2011


Bay City, Michigan

 Mr. Rusho passed away suddenly Friday July 29, 2011 at the Bay Regional Medical Center age 67.  Son of the late Lafayette & Bernetta (McPhail) Rusho he was born November 6, 1943 in Bay City.  He married the former Julie Jankowiak March 23, 1984.  She survives him.   Bill worked for Dore Wrecking for many years and later retired from Consumer Energy Karn Weadock Plant.

 Surviving besides his wife Julie he leaves two children; William (Sherry) Rusho Jr., Carrie (John) Hartley, two grandchildren; Nick Rusho (Carolyn), John Christopher Hartley, two brothers and a sister; Joyce VanOchten, Rodney (Bonnie) Rusho and Gary Lee Rusho.  He was predeceased by a brother; Jim Rusho and two granddaughters.

 Funeral service will take place Wednesday August 3, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. from the Ambrose Funeral Home.  Sr. Virginia Scally SNDdeN will preside over the funeral rites with burial in Floral Gardens Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Ambrose Funeral Home on Tuesday from 2 – 8 p.m. and on Wednesday after 10:00 a.m.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider family wishes.

William V. Schiattone

Monday, July 25th, 2011


Schiattone, William V. 

Bay City, Michigan formerly of Brooksville, FL.


William V. Schiattone our loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother passed away Saturday July 23, 2011 at MidMichigan Stratford Village of Midland at age 93.  Son of the late John & Grace (Campeggia) Schiattone, born December 26, 1917 in Pontiac, Michigan.  Bill served in the Merchant Marines during WWII.  He worked at Dow Chemical and later retired from the American Hoist & Derrick.  Bill married the former Josephine Morofsky and she predeceased him May 10, 1993.  He then married Virginia Mills and she predeceased him October 9, 1999.  Bill had an insatiable quest for knowledge and technology and was very instrumental while working at Dow Chemical Company welding the first satellite that was sent into space.  Bill loved his family and enjoyed telling stories.  He had many hobbies and enjoyed being outdoors, especially hunting and fishing.


Surviving is one daughter; Judith (John) Collins, two grandchildren; Darlene (Steve) Kusterer, William “Billy” (Cyndi) Madison, four great-grandchildren; Capt. Mitch (Carmen) Kusterer, Ben Kusterer & his friend Kirsten and Tyler & Kayla Madison.  Also surviving is one brother and three sisters; John (Beverly) Schiattone, Pearl Galus, Elizabeth DeBats, June Barber and many nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by a daughter; Sandy, granddaughter; LeeAnn and numerous brothers and sisters.


The family would like to thank the staff at MidMichigan Stratford Village for the loving care and friendship that was shown to Bill over the years.


A Memorial service is being planned for Saturday August 20, 2011 at the Squires Funeral Home with inurnment in St. Patrick Cemetery.  Visitation and time of service will be announced in a later edition.

James Franklin Bradley, Jr. (Frank)

Sunday, July 24th, 2011


Bay City, Michigan

James Franklin Bradley, Jr. (Frank) passed away Saturday,  July 23, 2011 at Brian’s House at the age of 81.  He was born June 22, 1930 in Sunbright, Tennessee to James F. and Marie Frieda (Eurick) Bradley.  He attended Saginaw Public Schools where he participated in music, drama, and athletic activities.  For three years, he lettered in varsity football at Saginaw High.  He ran the mile for the award winning track team.  From 1948 to 1952 at Michigan State, Frank majored in speech and theater education, playing leading roles in several productions.  He played football his first year at Michigan State.  In 1960 he earned a Masters of Fine Arts degree from MSU.  He held membership in Theta Alpha Phi (theater honorary,) Alpha Epsilon Rho (broadcasting,) Dionysians (musical comedy group) and Delta Upsilon fraternity.  He served as vice-president of BARSP (retired teachers.)  He is a member of the Sons of the American Revolution.

               Mr. Bradley’s career spanned 35 years, beginning in Fenton, MI, then in Barstow, CA, and Bay City, MI, where he taught speech, drama, and English for 32 years at Handy and Bay City Western.  At Western and Handy he was the announcer for the football games and the half-time band shows.  In 1988 he retired from teaching.

                Frank was active in the Bay City Players, acting and directing numerous theater productions.  He sang lead voice in the choruses of Saginaw, Bay City, and Flint Chapters of SPEBSQSA (Barbershoppers.)

                Frank was a member, an elder, and served as clerk-of-session at Memorial Presbyterian Church of Bay City.

                His first wife Lois (Newell) Bradley (April 1933) and his parents James F. and Marie (Eurick) Bradley predeceased Mr. Bradley.  He leaves his wife Jeanne (Hinson, Rames, Irish) Bradley, his daughter Ann (Gar) Wallaker, and son James Russell Bradley, six grandchildren: Kyle (Shannon), Troy (Meiling), Russell (Sue), Garrett, Allison and Beau Wallaker.  Five great-grandchildren, nine stepsons:  Grant, Tim, Mark, Jon, Dave, Phil, Jeff, Rick and Joe Rames.  Twenty-two step-grandchildren:  Dan (Shanna), Jackie (Skip), Andrew, Christine, Michael, Amy, Shawn, Jena, Emily, Jessica, Jared, Megan, Kelley, Natalie, Sarah, Chelsea, Chris, Carlie, Amanda, Rod, J.J. & Grace and eight step great-grandchildren.

                Services will be held at Bay City Memorial Presbyterian Church at 312 E. Lafayette and Marsac at 1:00 P.M., Wednesday, July 27, 2011.  Visitation will be welcomed at Ambrose Funeral Home, 1200 Garfield Avenue, Bay City, on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 from 2:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.

                In lieu of flowers, friends may send donations to the Bay City Players rebuilding fund, 1214 Columbus Avenue, Bay City, Michigan, 48708.

Trevor J. Klida

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011


Bay City, Michigan


Trevor J. Klida age 30 passed away suddenly Thursday July 14, 2011 at his good friend’s house Shaun Boucher.  Trevor was a loving father to his girlfriend’s 4 year old son JoJo (Josiah).  He is survived by his family who misses him deeply.


Surviving is his mother; Debra (Rowell) Algar and stepdad Brian Algar, his father; Joseph Kilda, Trevor’s girlfriend; Heather Sosnowski, half-brother; Shane Simons, grandparents; Dolores Kraenzlein, Richard & Beverly Rowell, Fran Klida and Patricia Klida.  Also surviving are six uncles and three aunts; Matt Klida, Joe Rowell, Rick & Jan Klida, Mike & Lois Rowell, David Klida, Cindy & Chuck Sherman, Laurie & Tom Borysiak, Ann Lichon, Lennie Rowell, many cousins and his good friend Shaun Boucher who was there for him at the end and his many friends who he touched and will be remembered by for his kind heart.  He was predeceased by his grandfather; Clarence Klida and step-grandfather; Robert Kraenzlein.

 Cremation has taken place and a Memorial Service is being scheduled for a later date.