Bay City, Michigan
Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend to all who knew him passed away Monday, April 20, 2015 at McLaren Bay Region, age 73. Tim was born June 19, 1941 in Bay City to the late Arthur and Sophia (Jacubczak) Lochinski. He married his high school sweetheart Marcia M. Samolewski on April 25, 1964 and she survives him. He attended St. Hyacinth grade school and graduated in 1955. He then attended St. Stanislaus High School, where he excelled in football, basketball and baseball, graduating in 1959. Tim enlisted in the Michigan National Guard in 1960, had his basic training at Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri and advanced infantry training at Fort Ord, California. He finished his obligation in February of 1966; about two months before the Detroit riots. Tim was hired by the Bay City Police Department in 1963, where he worked in every department but spent most of his career in the Vice and Detective Bureaus. In 1990 he was appointed Chief of Police and retired from that position in 1996. Tim was a member of Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish-St. Stanislaus Church, St. Stanislaus Choir, and St. Stanislaus Knights of Columbus Council #12423, Fraternal Order of Police #103, St. George Society, and Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police. He loved to play pool, golf, and bowling. He bowled two seven hundred series and was the first Senior Bowler to hit an 800 series in Bay City. Tim enjoyed playing cards, especially Smear and Euchre and any games involving trivia. Tim’s grandchildren meant the world to him and he made it a priority to attend all of their sporting events or activities.
Surviving besides his wife Marcia is three children: Pamela Atterberry, Patrick (Helene) Lochinski and Barbara (Greg) Potts, seven grandchildren: Nicole (Scott) Biskup, Melody (Daniel) Perreault, Jacob, Morgan and Kathryn Lochinski, Ellie Potts and Rachel Spicer, one sister, Isabel Mrozinski, one brother in-law, Terry Samolewski, many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Tim was predeceased by his mother and father in-law, Dorothy and Sal Samolewski and a brother in-law, Richard Mrozinski.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, April 24, 2015 at 10:00 am at Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish-St. Stanislaus Church. Fr. Rick Filary will celebrate Mass and interment will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery, under the auspices of the Bay County Veterans Council. Friends may call at the Ambrose Funeral Home on Thursday from 2:00 to 8:00 pm and at church on Friday after 9:00 am. A Parish Vigil Service and Knights of Columbus Bible Presentation will be held Thursday at 7:00pm at the funeral home. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the American Heart Association.