Archive for the ‘Ambrose Obituaries’ Category

Ambrose William “Andy” DeWyse, Jr.

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

Bay City, Michigan

DewyseAndy683Ambrose William “Andy” DeWyse, age 56, died peacefully at home on Friday September 23, 2016 surrounded by his loving family and longtime partner, Sandra Fisher.  Ambrose was born in Bay City, Michigan on October 27, 1959 to the late Ambrose (Red) and Rita DeWyse. He graduated from Bay City Central and was the President of the Harcourt Lake Club, Seney, Michigan.  Ambrose is survived by his partner, Sandra Fisher; a daughter, Nicole Lynn DeWyse; siblings, Madeline (Gary) Oberdorf, Nancy (Jack) RoseKrans, James (Sherry) DeWyse, Jackie DeWyse, Michael (Mary) DeWyse, Barbara (Jerry) Madajski, Joyce (Jim) Igaz, and many nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his nephew, Kenneth DeWyse.  Per Ambrose’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  No visitation or services will be held from Ambrose Funeral Home.

Paul Lawrence O’Hara

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

Bay City, Michigan

O'Hara pic 2Paul Lawrence O’Hara, age 51 years, passed away on Sunday, September 11, 2016 at McLaren Bay Region, after a brave fight with cancer. Paul was preceded in death by his grandparents Bernard and Emma O’Hara, Paul and Gertrude Mehnert, and his father, Lawrence O’Hara. Surviving are his son, Paul L.B. O’Hara; mother, Joan O’Hara; sister, Lori (Joseph) Gulino; niece, Melissa (Tyler) Culler; three extra special great nieces, Emma, Lydia and Joella, whom he loved so very much. Paul loved the outdoors, especially his hunting and fishing. You would often find him sitting on the river bank casting his fishing line, always hoping to hook the “big” one. Cremation has taken place. A private family service will be held at a later date.

Carol Ann Adamowski

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

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Carol Ann Adamowski was called home by her Heavenly Father on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 surrounded by the loving and caring residents and staff at the Mason Home, at the age of 76.  She was born May 29, 1940 in Bay City to the late Joseph F. and Rose (Sika) Adamowski.  Carol attended All Saints Parish – St. James Church.   She was survived by many cousins and her adopted family at the Mason Home.  She was predeceased by a sister Rosemary Spiegel and a nephew Tony Spiegel.  A special thanks to all the people that are a part of McLaren Bay Hospice and all those that gave love, fun and joy to Carol this past year.  Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday September 12, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. from All Saints Parish – St. James Church.   Fr. Jose Cabrera will preside with burial in St. Patrick Cemetery.  Friends may call at the church only on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until time of mass.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider McLaren Bay Hospice or Brian’s House.


Karen T. Miller

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

Bay City, Michigan



     Our loving wife, mother and grandmother passed away Monday, September 5, 2016 at the Toni & Trish House surrounded by her family, age 73.  Karen was born February 13, 1943 in Bay City to the late Roman and Mary (Satkowiak) Gornowicz.  She married the love of her life Robert A. Miller on October 16, 1965.  They celebrated 50 years of marriage last year.  Karen worked for Dolores Gonyaw as an accountant and the Michigan Veterans Trust Fund.

Karen is survived by her husband Bob, three daughters: Michelle Miller, Jacquelyn (Glen Schanck) Miller and Terri Miller, three grandchildren: Zacharie (Christina Ritterscamp) Miller, Spirit Schanck and Jordan Miller, Karen’s twin sister Kathleen Jamrog, three nephews: Edward, Allan (Holly) and Patrick (Melissa), a special niece Patricia Lotter, very special cousins: David Bouza, Ronald Satkowiak, Diane Sellick, Diane Richard and Lorraine Bridges.  Also four aunts: Alice, Marge, Rita and Lorraine, many other cousins and friends.  Karen was predeceased by her in-laws: Delbert and Eleanor Miller, brother in-law Robert Jamrog, niece Linda Jamrog and a God Daughter Rebecca (BeccaBoo) Makl.

The Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 11:00 am at Ambrose Funeral Home.  Rev. John Henry Davis will officiate.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 2:00 to 8:00 pm and Tuesday morning after 10:00 am.  In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to “Family Wishes” or Toni & Trish House.

The Miller family would like to give a special thank you to Diane Sellick, Diane Richard, aunt Lorraine, uncle Chuck and family for all of the Love and support.  Also, McLaren Hospice and the staff of Toni & Trish House for their kind and compassionate care given to Karen and her family. 

Irene J. Gotfryd

Friday, August 26th, 2016

Gotfryd pic671Irene J. Gotfryd, age 84, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday morning, August 25, 2016.  Irene was born on November 18, 1931 to the late John and Victoria Kotz in Pinconning, MI.  She married Carl F. Gotfryd on August 12, 1950, at St. Agnes Church, Pinconning.  She is survived by her daughter, Charmaine (Terry) Gauthier; her son Wayne (Kris) Gotfryd, and youngest daughter, Kathleen (Mark) Ciaciuch.  She is also survived by six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and five great-great grandchildren, along with several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Irene was predeceased by her husband Carl F. Gotfryd on February 8, 2015, her granddaughter Kelly Gotfryd and her beloved Alaskan Husky, Ginger.  She is also predeceased by one sister and three brothers.  She was hard working and loved the out of doors. Irene was a wonderful homemaker and loved to garden.  In addition to keeping an immaculate house and garden, Irene canned her own produced and made her own jam and jelly.  Together with her husband Carl, they traveled through 49 of the 50 United States, including Canada and Mexico, with three vacations to Alaska, thus bringing home her beloved Ginger on their first trip there.  The Funeral Mass for Irene will be celebrated Monday, August 29 at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish – St. Hyacinth Church.  Irene will lie in state at the church from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service.  Fr. Rick Filary will preside and interment will follow at Floral Gardens Cemetery.  Visiting hours with Irene’s family will be Sunday, August 28, from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m.  followed by a Parish Vigil Service at 7:00 p.m.  Anyone wishing to make a memorial contribution are asked to consider the wishes of the family.  Online condolences may be made at:

Patrick J. Donahue

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

Bay City, Michigan

Donahuepic013Patrick J. Donahue passed away Wednesday August 17, 2016 at McLaren Bay Region, age 8o years.  Patrick was born October 20, 1935 in Cleveland, OH to the late Jimmie and Cecelia (Casey) Donahue.  He graduated from St. Mary’s Catholic High School in 1953 and proudly served his country in the United States Army from 1954-1956.  He then married the love of his life, Mary Ann Graveline, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church on June 1, 1957.  Patrick was employed by the former Industrial Brownhoist of Bay City and later worked as an Industrial Engineer for Wright-K Technology, Inc. of Saginaw.  He retired in 2001.  Besides his loving wife Mary Ann, left to cherish his memory are his three precious children: Kevin Patrick, Kelly Ann, and Michael Ryan. They were the absolute joy of his life.  Surviving also is his sister Mary Kay (Ray) Gnyp of West Branch and a brother, Terry (Carol) Donahue of Morris, IL.  Also surviving are his sisters-in-law: Lynne Dietz, Judy Smith, and Kim Graveline; brother-in-law: Walt (Roberta) Graveline; a special niece and her husband Linda (Randy) Weaver; several nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and great-great nieces and nephews, along with many friends.  Dear to his heart too, were his friends and staff of Fresenius Kidney Care Bay Area Regional Dialysis Center. Patrick was predeceased by his sister: Patricia Donahue Smith; his in-laws: Robert and Laura Graveline; and brothers-in-law: Tom Graveline, David Dietz, and Richard Smith.  Patrick was a devout member of St. Boniface Church and the Knights of Columbus 414.  He loved to tell stories, golf, and play cards – particularly the game of Poker.  Patrick took an interest in painting later in life.  He was a fan of the Detroit Tigers and the Detroit Lions, but was especially fond of the University of Michigan Football Team.  It was often said of him that he “bleeds maize and blue.”  Patrick was exceptionally proud of his Irish heritage.  In 2010, he was bestowed the honor of being named Honorary Parade Marshal of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Patrick also loved a good party.  Each year he and his wife would host their annual St. Patrick’s Day gathering following the parade. The Funeral Mass for Patrick will take place on Friday August, 26 at 11:00 a.m. from All Saints Parish – St. Boniface Church.  Father Jose Maria Cabrera will preside with inurnment in Calvary Cemetery.  Visitation for Patrick will take place at the church on Friday morning from 10:00 a.m. until the time of Mass.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to B.A.B.H. North Bay Adult Center 1961 E. Parish Rd, Kawkawlin MI, 48631