Archive for February, 2017

William J. Robinson

Saturday, February 18th, 2017

Bay City, Michigan

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William J. Robinson, age 78, passed away peacefully at McLaren Bay Region with his family at his side on the evening of February 17, 2017.  He was born in Saginaw, MI on February 11, 1939 to the late Maurice and Marie Ann (Hoffman) Robinson.  William honorably served his country in the United States Army, 101st Airborne Division from 1958-1960 and later retired from the U.S. Army after 23 years of dedicated service.  He was a member of the former St. Maria Goretti Church, and a lifetime member of the VFW and the American Legion. William also volunteered for Bay Regional Medical Center as a Hospice Volunteer.  William will be most remembered for his generous and giving heart.  He truly spent his whole life serving others.

Surviving family members include nephews: Ernie (Traci) Kidd, Eric (Kristin) and Mark (Linda) Robinson; nieces: Vicky Taylor, Barbara Taylor-Payne, and Julie Robinson; great-nephews: Dustin Kidd, Timothy J. (Monica) Cohee, Tyler Cohee, and Trevor Cohee; great-nieces Kaylyn Ellis, Gabb Taylor and Vanna Taylor; a sister-in-law: Betty Robinson.  Besides his parents, William was also preceded in death by his brother M. James Robinson and twin sister Katherine Robinson-Kidd.

The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at St. Catherine of Sienna Parish – St. Vincent DePaul Church, Bay City, MI.  Rev. Joe Miller will preside with private interment in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Chapel on Monday February 20, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and at the church on Tuesday after 9:00 a.m.  Military Honors will take place on Monday at 4:00 p.m. at Squires Funeral Home under the auspices of the Bay County Veteran’s Association. There will be a Parish Vigil Service for William on Monday at 7:00 p.m.   In lieu of floral tributes, memorial contributions may be made to the Bay County Veteran’s Association. The family would like to acknowledge and thank the staff of Hampton Manor for their loving, kind and compassionate care towards William.

Donald C. Scherzer

Monday, February 13th, 2017

Bay City, Michigan

Scherzer Obit picOur beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend passed away Sunday, February 12, 2017 at home with his family by his side, age 71.  Don was born April 16, 1945 in Bay City to the late Walter and Gertrude (Moore) Scherzer, Sr.  He married Dorothy A. “Dee” Jezowski on July 16, 1999 and she survives him.  Don was a veteran and served his country with the US Army during the Vietnam Era.  He was a lineman for over 30 years with Electrical Union Local #876 and loved to golf every Tuesday morning on a league at Maple Leaf.  Don also enjoyed deer hunting with his brother Roger, fishing and football.

Surviving besides his wife, Dee,  are his children: Bruce Scherzer, Aimee Augustus, Amy (Joe) Tacey, Stacy (Turk) Deary, Matt (Cody) Wisniewski, ten grandchildren: Donnie, Megan, Skylar, Jonha, Jordan, Kayla, Destiney, Josephine, Lee III and Emily, two brothers, Roger (Jennifer) Scherzer and Gary (Jill) Scherzer and a sister in-law Sue Parker.  Don was predeceased by two brothers, Walter and Bill Scherzer.

The Funeral Service and Military Honors, under the auspices of the Bay County Veterans Council will be held Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 12:30 pm at Squires Funeral Home.  Pastor Joe Atchinson will officiate.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 10:30 am until the time of service.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to McLaren Hospice or the Bay County Veterans Council.

Debby J. Jewell (Schmidt)

Friday, February 10th, 2017

Bay City, Michigan

      Debby passed away Friday, February 10, 2017 at her residence, age 60.  She was born November 28, 1956 in Tawas City, Michigan.  She was a wonderful, loving and giving person.  Debby was loved by everyone and had hundreds of friends.  She volunteered for numerous organizations and would do anything for everyone.  Debby found her niche in life when she discovered many residents in her building needed transportation to and from appointments, hospitals, pick up prescriptions or just get their groceries.  It gave her great joy to be needed and be able to help.  Debby was also very involved in the lives of her grandchildren and loved every minute of it.  She was very proud of all of them.  Debby’s sisters remember a lot of time spent together and even planned on being “the Golden Girls” as they aged.  Debby wanted to be “Blanche”.  Debby felt she finally got it right.  She will be terribly missed by her daughter Ginger (Scott) Butts, grandchildren, her mother Elizabeth (Gorden) Schmidt, two sisters, Eddi (Brian) Arndt and Timmi (Terry) Cuthbertson, one brother Paul (Linda) Schmidt, several nieces and nephews.  Debby was predeceased by her father Edward A. Schmidt and one sister Lucy Lorenz.

Per Debby’s request, cremation will take place.  No services or visitation will be at the Ambrose Funeral Home.

Sylvia A. Maguire

Friday, February 10th, 2017

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Sylvia A. Maguire, age 76, passed away peacefully at her home with her family by her side during the early morning hours of Friday February 10, 2017.  Sylvia was born on September 20, 1940 in Bay City, Michigan to the late George and Virginia (Kopec) Ayotte.  She married Edward J. Maguire in St. Joseph Catholic Church on April 3, 1961 and Edward preceded her in death June of 1995.  Sylvia was a member of Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish – St. Hyacinth Church where she retired as Parish Secretary after many years of dedicated service.  She was a religious and prayerful person who often remembered others in her daily prayers.

She was proud of her family and enjoyed attending her grandchildren’s sporting and dancing events. She was loving, caring, and always wanted others to have an enjoyable time.  Over the years, Sylvia and Edward’s marriage was blessed with four beautiful children and eight grandchildren.  She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother.  Sylvia’s children lovingly recalled the family time they would spend together up north near the water.  Surviving family members include her children: Jim Maguire and DeeDee Maldonado, Mary (Ken) Hauger, Tim (Tracey) Maguire, and Theresa Sasiela; her grandchildren: Shayne, Tyler, Kyle, Kaitlyn, Ryan, Brooke, Michael, and Jack; her brothers: Michael (Pam) Ayotte, George (Joann) Ayotte; and her sister: Sandra Ballard.  Besides her husband and parents, Sylvia was also preceded in death by her brother-in-law, Frank Ballard.

The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated on Monday, February 13, 2017 at Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish – St Hyacinth Church, 1515 Cass Ave., Bay City, MI.  Rev. Richard M. Filary will preside with interment in St. Patrick’s Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Ambrose Funeral Chapel on Sunday, February 12, 2017 from 2:00 until 8:00 p.m. and at the church on Monday after 9:00 a.m.  There will be a Parish Vigil Service for Sylvia on Sunday at 7:00 p.m.  In lieu of floral tributes, memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish – St. Hyacinth Church.

Kelly Ann Norlock

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

Bay City, Michigan


NorlockPhotoKelly passed away suddenly on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at McLaren Bay Region at the age of 56. She was born May 31, 1960 in Bay City. Kelly married Kurt A. Norlock on July 5, 1980 and he survives her. Kelly has been working at McDonald Restaurant on Broadway for over 20 years. She enjoyed cooking and taking trips to the casino. Surviving besides her husband Kurt, she leaves a daughter, Tracy Norlock, Kelly’s mother, Lorraine Fowler, a sister, Lorna (John) Allen and two nieces and a nephew. She was predeceased by her father, Clarence Fowler and three brothers, James, Richard and Kim Fowler. Per Kelly’s request cremation has taken place and there will be no services or visitation at the funeral home.


Victoria C. Krygier “Vicky”

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

Bay City, Michigan


krygierphotoVictoria age 88, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 with her family at her side.  She was born on March 3, 1928 in Bay City to the late Denis and Clara (D’moch) Bernelis.  Victoria met her husband, Clarence Krygier, in the coffee shop of the Kresge five and dime store.  They were married on August 5, 1950 in St. Stanislaus Kostka Church and celebrated 66 wonderful years of marriage this past summer.  Victoria was a loving mother who cared for and raised her seven children, then went on to work in the circulation department for the Bay City Times.  She later worked as a clerk at Barney’s Bakery, where she developed a love for cake decorating and made many special birthday and wedding cakes for her family and friends.  She was a member of Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish – St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, the Rosary/Altar Society, a Eucharistic Minister to the sick for St. Hyacinth Church and a member of the K of C St. Stephen Council #4102 Ladies Auxiliary. Victoria’s kind heart and love for the Lord brought joy to all who knew her.  Victoria is survived by her loving husband, Clarence; her seven children, Martin Krygier, Clara (Earl) Reifel, Donald (Diane) Krygier, Nancy (Michael) Ruegsegger, Pauline (Steven) Ray, Marylou (Michael) Bartkowiak, Sally (Chon) Mata; fourteen grandchildren, Laurie (Michael) Kiselow, Scott Hall (Rachel Oberst), Renee (Randy) Duncan, Michele Krygier (Rob), Nicholas (Denise) Ruegsegger, Justin Ruegsegger, Melissa Ray, Jeremy Ray, Stephen Ray, Brandon (Rachel) Bartkowiak, Ashley (Adam) Sohasky, Alex Mata, Jessica Mata & Alicia Mata; five great-grandchildren and one on the way.  Also surviving her is a sister, Rose Castaneda, and a sister in-law, Evelyn Bernelis.  She is preceded in death by a brother, Theodore Bernelis and a brother in-law, Ray Castaneda.  Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, February 10, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish – St. Stanislaus Kostka Church (1503 Kosciuszko Ave.).  Fr. Dale Orlik will officiate with entombment in St. Stanislaus Mausoleum.  Friends may call at the Ambrose Funeral Home on Thursday, February 9th from 2 – 8 p.m. and at the church on Friday after 9:00 a.m.  Members of the Rosary/Altar Society will pray the rosary at 2:00 p.m. Thursday and the K of C St. Stephen Council #4102 Ladies Auxiliary will have a prayer service at 4:00 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider a donation to Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish – St. Stanislaus Kostka Church.  The Krygier family would like to thank the caregivers at Bayfield Assisted Living and the Hometown Hospice team for the love and care they showed to Victoria.