Archive for February, 2013

Michael Y. Burt

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Bay City, Michigan


     Michael passed away Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at McLaren Bay Region, age 71.  He was born June 22, 1941 in Bay City to the late William and Florence Arlene (Youngs) Burt.  He married Ann M. Rangel; she survives him.  Michael retired from the Bay City Housing Commission and was very compassionate about his senior citizens and their housing.  He enjoyed woodworking and loved spending time with his family.

Surviving besides his wife, Ann is two sons, Timothy M. (Denise) and Eric M. (fiancé, Rachael) Burt, “daughter in-law, Darlinda Burt, six grandchildren: Laura, Michael, Silas, Samantha, Andrew and Dylan, one sister, Susi (Don) Werner, one brother, Steve (Lucy) Burt, three sisters in-law: Rachel Burt, Reyna Timm and Anna Rangel, four brothers in-law: Nino (Carol), Fred (Linda), Jess and Manual Rangel, many nieces and nephews.  Michael was predeceased by his brother, Tom Burt and a brother in-law, Joe Rangel.

Cremation has taken place.  There will be no visitation or services from Ambrose Funeral Home.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to “Family Wishes.”

Virginia R. Sniecinski

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Virginia passed away early Thursday morning February 28, 2013 at the Bay Medical Care Facility age 83.  Daughter of the late Vincent and Clara (Kostus) Sniecinski she was born September 15, 1929 in Bay City.  Virginia worked at the former Bay Medical Center for over 40 years before retiring.  She was a member of St. Stanislaus Kostka Church and the League of Catholic Women and Men.


Surviving are two nephews; Arthur and Richard Sniecinski, great-nieces and nephews and a very dear friend, Dena and Clarence Donaldson.  She was predeceased by two sisters and three brothers.


Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. from St. Stanislaus Kostka Church.  Fr. Rick Filary will officiate with burial in St. Stanislaus Cemetery.  Friends may call at the church only on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until time of mass.   Members of St. Stanislaus parish will pray the rosary at church on Saturday at 9:00 a.m.

Christeene E. Gilbert

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Gilbert-bct177Christeene E. Gilbert passed away Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at McLaren Bay Region surrounded by her family age 72.   She was born December 12, 1940 in Mascot Tennessee to the late Grover and Leona (Pilgram) Black.  Chris married Robert L. Gilbert October 28, 1967 in Bay City and he survives her.  Chris worked for GM Delphi for 24 years before retiring in 1999.  She was a member of the American Legion Post # 18 Ladies Auxiliary.  Chris was a “Huge” Detroit Tiger’s fan.  She enjoyed traveling, cooking and loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Surviving besides her husband Robert, she leaves three children; Anthony Mellon, Kellie (Brent) Johns, Robert Gilbert II. & his fiancé Melissa Mueller, seven grandchildren; Eric, Jacob, Hilary, Travis, Nicole, Kyrstyn, Kayla and nine great-grandchildren.  She was predeceased by a sister and a brother; Sarah Daras and William “Bob” Black.

Funeral Service will take place Friday, March 1, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. from the Squires Funeral Home.  Nancy Rivet will officiate with burial in Elm Lawn Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Thursday from 3 – 8 p.m. and on Friday after 10:00 a.m.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider: American Legion Post #18, American Cancer Society-Bay Co. Unit or the American Lung Association.

Donald Ray Partlow

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Bay City, Michigan


     Donald went to heaven to be with his sister Friday, February 22, 2013 at Covenant-Harrison.  Surviving are his parents Donald G. and Elizabeth L. (Stewart) Partlow, four sisters and two brothers: Christopher and Sara Partlow, Isabella Mitchell, Nevaeh Partlow, Allivia and Elliot Stewart and his grandparents, Joe and Nancy Schrems and Brenda Partlow.  Donald was predeceased by his sister, Sydney Louise Partlow on June 19, 2012.

No services will be held.

Jeffrey Raymond Penkala

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Jeff passed away Monday, February 25, 2013 at McLaren Bay Region after a lengthy illness age 43.  He was born May 3, 1969 in Bay City.  Jeff worked for Stone Transport.


Surviving is his daughter: Tiara Penkala, his parents, Raymond & Mary (Elsen) Penkala and a sister, Linette Rewers.


Cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation or services at the funeral home.

Matthew J. Weiss

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Matthew age 40, passed away unexpectedly February 19, 2013.  He was born on May 3, 1972 to John and Betty (Jaskiewicz) Weiss.  Matt grew up in Bay City and currently worked as a corrections officer in New YorkState.


Surviving is his wife Deborah and three sons: Johnathan, Brandan and Michael all of Sparrowbush, NY.  Also surviving is his father, John Weiss of Bay City, one sister, Kari Weiss of Arkansas, his mother–in-law, three brothers-in-law and their spouses/companions, one sister–in-law, four nieces and two nephews.  In addition, he is survived by a lifelong friends James Sommer and family and many uncles, aunts and cousins.  Matt was predeceased by his mother, Betty Lou and his father-in-law.


Services were held on Monday, February 25, 2013 in Port Jervis, NY.  A memorial service will be held on Friday, March 1, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. from the Ambrose Funeral Home.  Linda Studniarz will conduct the prayer service.  Friends may call at the Ambrose Funeral Home on Friday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.  Memorials will be directed to a scholarship fund for Matt’s sons.