Archive for August, 2014

Dale A. Culler Sr.

Sunday, August 31st, 2014

culler-new photoDale passed away Saturday August 30, 2014 at McLaren Bay Region age 61.  He was born May 25, 1953 in Bay City.  Dale was a retired Truck Driver.  He enjoyed playing his guitar and just “pickin and grinning” and he also liked to sing, hunt and golf.

 

Surviving are three children; Dale Jr. (Amy) Culler, Crystal Culler – Fifer, Amy (Shawn) Urbaniak, seven grandchildren; Alerie, Braylon & Quinton Culler, Alyssa Diaz, Andrea Fifer, Brooke Thoryk, Brett Meier, two great grandchildren; Bryce and Bentley Thoryk.  Also surviving is his father, Max Culler, four brothers and four sisters; Rickie (Janice), Gregory (Sheri), Max (Donna), Rodney (Faith) Culler, Mary Roque, Patti (Ray) Wheeler, Cheryl (Andrew) Ledesma, Kathryn Culler and several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his mother the former Frances (Tomczak) Culler, a grandson, Blake Culler and a sister, Karen Carson.

 

Funeral and committal service will take place Thursday September 4, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. from the Ambrose Funeral Home.  Dale’s brother in –law Rev. Andrew Ledesma will officiate.  Friends may call at the Ambrose Funeral Home on Thursday from 2:00 p.m. until time of service.  In lieu of flowers those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider family wishes.

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Eloise J. Moore

Friday, August 29th, 2014

Bay City, Michigan

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Eloise passed away Thursday, August 28, 2014 at her residence, age 96.  She was born November 1, 1917 in Bay City to the late Alfred J. and Helen J. (Seeley) Manyen.  She married Clarence L. Moore on April 19, 1941 in St. Mary’s Church and he predeceased her on April 25, 2000.  Eloise was a member of Our Lady of Peace Parish-St. Mary’s Church and St. Anthony’s Circle.  She enjoyed helping and cooking at the funeral luncheons, crochet, embroidery and playing bingo.

Surviving are six children:  Judith (Jerome) Roznowski, Clarence (Gloria) Moore, Gerald (Judy Kay) Moore, Michael (Lori) Moore, Mary Revette and Joseph Moore, 19 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren, 9 great great grandchildren, one sister, Helen Dodge and three sister in-laws: Mary Dorion, Beverly and Helen Manyen.  Eloise was predeceased by a daughter in-law, Jill Moore, one granddaughter, Melinda Revette, seven brothers and two sisters.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 10:00am at Our Lady of Peace Parish-St. Mary’s Church.  Fr. Patrick Jankowiak will celebrate Mass and interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Monday from 2:00 to 8:00pm and Tuesday at church after 9:00am.  The Moore Family will pray the Rosary Monday at 3:00pm and a Parish Vigil Service for Eloise will be held at 7:00pm.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Our Lady of Peace Parish or Hospice Advantage

Michael J. Moore

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

moore-photoMr. Moore passed away Wednesday August 27, 2014 at his home age 70.  He was born April 19, 1944 in Bedford, England to the late Lawrence and Jessie “Pat” (Kent) Moore.  Mike married the former Ellen C. Michalak June 10, 1968 in St. Hyacinth Church and she survives him.  He served his country in the U.S. Army and retired from G.M. after 30 years of service.  Mike was a member of Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish – St. Hyacinth Church.  Mike truly enjoyed searching for Petoskey Stones even if that meant looking in nearby landscapes.  He was a 4th don black belt to Tae Kwon Do and Mike always enjoyed running, exercising and keeping himself fit.

 

Surviving besides his wife Ellen he leaves six children; John (Kellie) Moore, Joseph Moore, Ronald (Susan) Moore, Catherine (Anthony) Micho, Jennifer (Jose) Facundo, Michele (Matt) Connelly and eleven grandchildren.  Also surviving is one sister and a brother; Dale (Dale) Schultz, Dan Moore and his step mother, Veronica “Molly” Moore.

 

Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. from Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish – St. Hyacinth Church.  Fr. Rick Filary will officiate with burial in FloralGardensCemetery.  Friends may call at the Ambrose Funeral Home on Friday from 2 – 8 p.m. and at the church on Saturday after 9:00 a.m.  There will be a parish vigil service for Mike at 7:00 p.m. Friday.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider family wishes.

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Leona Marie Smith (nee McCoy)

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

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Our beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great-greatgrandmother died Wednesday August 27, 2014 at Huron Woods Nursing Home surrounded by her family at age 94.  She was born September 17, 1919 in SugarIsland – Sault St.Marie, Michigan to the late Louis and Edna (Lewis) McCoy.  Leona was a member of the Sault St. Marie Chippewa Indian Tribe and St. Catherine of Sienna Parish – St.VincentDePaulChurch.  She enjoyed gardening especially working in her flower garden and reading.  Leona truly loved spending time with her family.

 Surviving is a daughter, Garnetta “Fee” (Andy) Maldonado of Bay City, four grandchildren: Christina (Todd) Clements of Bay City, Lisa Ann (Josh) Dupuis of Essexville, Anita Marie Smith and Gerald Jr. (Benita) Smith all of Kentucky, four great grandchildren: Hayden & Mikayla Clements, Natasha Smith, Sara Smith and two great-great grandchildren.  Also surviving is a daughter in-law, Donna Smith of Kentucky, a brother in-law, Donald Knoellinger and many loving nieces and nephews. Leona was predeceased by a son, Gerald Smith Sr., a sister, Garnetta “McCoy” Knoellinger and three brothers: Milton, Roy and Calvin McCoy.

 The family would like to thank the entire staff at Huron Woods Nursing Home for their wonderful and compassionate care that they gave Leona and her entire family for the past ten years.

 Per Leona’s wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no public service.

 God saw she was getting tired and a cure was not to be.  So He put His arms around her and whispered, “Come with me.”

 With tearful eyes we watched her suffer and saw her fade away.  Although we couldn’t bear to lose her, we could not ask her to stay.

 A golden heart stopped beating, hardworking hands laid to rest.  God broke our hearts to prove to us He only takes the best.

Lionel R. “Bun” Gallagher

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Bay City, Michigan

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Uncle Bun passed away Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at Bay Special Care, age 88.  He was born February 4, 1926 in Bay City to the late James E. and Loretta (Woods) Gallagher.  He married Josephine Adamski in 1962 and she predeceased him on March 27, 2007.  Uncle Bun was a WWII veteran and served his country with the US Marine Corps.  He retired from the Dow Chemical Company with over 30 years of dedicated service and was a member of Our Lady of Peace Parish-St. Mary’s Church.  Uncle Bun enjoyed spending time with his wife and singing in the church choir.  He was an avid golfer and Detroit Tiger fan.

Surviving is two sister in-laws, Esther and Lillian Gallagher, five nephews: Bob, John, Jim, Brian and Steven Gallagher and two nieces, Patty Lambert and Kelly Reed.  Uncle Bun is also survived by seven cousins: Tom, Judy, Ralph, Chicky, Mike, Gary and Linda.  He was predeceased by two brothers, Tom and Jim Gallagher.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, August 22, 2014 at 11:00am at Our Lady of Peace Parish-St. Mary’s Church.  Fr. Patrick Jankowiak will celebrate Mass and Military Honors, under the auspices of the Bay County Veterans Council will immediately follow Mass.  Private interment will be in St. Patrick Cemetery.  Friends may call at the church on Friday from 10:00am until the time of Mass.

Joan V. Stone

Saturday, August 16th, 2014

stone-new pictureJoan V. Stone age 79 years passed away Saturday August 16, 2014 at McLaren Bay Region.  She was born May 15, 1935 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Floyd and Sophie (Soczinski) Harlukowicz.  She married Robert P. Stone and he predeceased her.  Joan worked at Olan Mills Photography for many years before retiring.  She enjoyed cooking, sewing, canning and playing bingo.

 

Surviving are five children; Jennifer (Lance) Maser, Joseph M. (Helen) Koziatek, James S. Koziatek, Jackie Rubis (Bill), Jason (Jill) Koziatek and the children’s father, Stanley W. Koziatek,  a daughter – in –law, Cheryl Koziatek, sixteen grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren and a sister, Jean (Fred) Therrien.  She was predeceased by two sons; Jeffrey and John Koziatek, a great -granddaughter, Bailey, a son in-law, James Alexander, and two brothers; Floyd Jr. and John.

 

Funeral Service will take place Wednesday August 20, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. from the Ambrose Funeral Home.  Friends may call at the Ambrose Funeral Home on Wednesday from 2 – 6 p.m.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Bay County Division on Aging.

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