Archive for the ‘Ambrose Obituaries’ Category

Noreen R. Morzinski

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

Bay City, Michigan

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     Noreen passed away quietly at her home after a short illness, surrounded by her family, age 86.  She was born April 22, 1928 in Bay City to the late Henry and Lillian (Doonan) Peters.  Noreen married Frank V. “Cowboy” Morzinski, Sr. on May 26, 1945 and he survives her.  She was a bookkeeper for many years and a member of Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish-St. Hyacinth Church. 

     Noreen was predeceased by a son, “Bobby”, five sisters and one brother.  She is survived by her husband of 69 years, Frank “Cowboy”, two sons, Randy (Connie) and Frank (Judy) Morzinski, Jr., four grandchildren: Sarah, Heath, Yancy and Frank R. Morzinski.  Noreen will be missed by her family and friends, but is now happily walking with her son Bobby in Heaven.

     The Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 7:00pm at the Ambrose Funeral Home.  Fr. Rick Filary will officiate and private interment will be in Floral Gardens Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 2:00pm until the time of services.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to McLaren Hospice or “Family Wishes.”

Dorothy E. Samolewski

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

Bay City, Michigan

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Dorothy E. Samolewski

Bay City, Michigan

 

Our loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend to all passed away Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at Bay Medical Care Facility, age 95.  She was born January 26, 1919 in Bay City to the late Michael and Frances (Urban) Trojanowicz.  Dorothy married Sylvester F. “Sal” Samolewski in St. Stanislaus Kostka Church and he predeceased her on May 5, 1984.  She worked many years ago at the Wenonah Hotel and later retired from the State of Michigan un-employment office in Bay City.  Dorothy was a life member of Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish-St. Stanislaus Church, Rosary/Altar Society Group #14, Felician Sisters Auxiliary, Senior Citizens and Sera Probe with the State of Michigan.  She enjoyed trying her luck at the casino, playing cards, bingo, trips up-north, shopping, family meals and gatherings.

Surviving is a daughter, Marcia (Tim) Lochinski, one son, Terry Samolewski, three grandchildren: Pamela (Ken) Atterberry, Patrick (Helene) Lochinski and Barbara (Greg) Potts, seven great grandchildren: Nicole (Scott) Biskup, Melody (Dan) Perreault, Jacob, Morgan and Kathryn Lochinski, Ellie Potts and Rachael Spicer, one sister in-law, Mae Samolewski and nieces and nephews.  Dororthy was predeceased by a brother, Chester (Loretta) Trojanowicz, two sisters, Isabelle Ratajczak and Alice Lokatys and a brother in-law, Edward Samolewski.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, December 1, 2014 at 10:00am at Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish-St. Stanislaus Church.  Interment will take place in St. Stanislaus Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Ambrose Funeral Home on Sunday from 2:00 to 8:00pm and at church on Monday after 9:00am.  Members of the church will pray the Rosary Sunday at 2:00pm, followed later by a Parish Vigil Service at 7:00pm.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the Bay Medical Care Facility.

The Samolewski family would like to thank the caring staff at Bay Medical Care Facility 1-East for their kind and compassionate care they gave Dorothy and her family.

Ernest G. Lopez “Ernie”

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Bay City, Michigan

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Ernie passed away Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at his home, age 46.  He was born December 6, 1967 in Anchorage, Alaska.  He graduated from Bay City Central High School in 1986.  He attended Northwood University and Delta College business classes and was previously employed with LMS in Midland.  Ernie enjoyed fishing, cards at the PLAV, bowling, and bingo at the Boys and Girls Club and family vacations at Drummond Island.  He was an avid gamer and often volunteered at the Boys and Girls Club and to help take care of his father, Gary.  Ernie loved spending time with his family and all their functions or activities they had.  He especially enjoyed his niece and nephew.

Surviving is his father, Gary (Beverly Minster) Lopez, his mother, Grace (Tom Bock) MacDonald, two sisters, Deidra (Daniel) LaMoria and Lois Lopez, one niece, Gabriel LaMoria and a nephew, Josh LaMoria.  Ernie was predeceased by a niece, Tabitha LaMoria and his grandparents: Joseph (Lois) MacDonald and Ernest (Velma) Lopez.

Friends and family will gather at the Ambrose Funeral Home on Sunday, November 30, 2014 from 2:00 to 6:00pm.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to “Family Wishes.”

Jerry Lee Cole

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Bay City, Michigan

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Jerry Lee Cole (“Bear”), age 78 died November 20th, 2014 at the Bay Regional Medical Center. Jerry was a native of Bay City who returned to establish the Merrill Lynch and later Cole Financial Group stock brokerages in downtown Bay City 25 years ago after a career on Wall Street and in the aerospace industry in California.

He was born Dec. 4, 1935 in Bay City, the son of the late William T. and Dursa L. (Powell) Cole.

Mr. Cole graduated in 1954 from Central High School, where he had an outstanding football record as a halfback under legendary coach Elmer Engel. He was awarded a scholarship to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, New York, where he excelled in football and track. He also ran sprints at Madison Square Garden against the nation’s best competition.

He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering at Kings Point Merchant Marine Academy. He moved to California where he was a manufacturing representative for Olin Mathieson, an aerospace firm.  He later earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Southern California and worked for Wall Street firms Lehman Brothers and Merrill Lynch.

Mr. Cole served for over 20 years in the U.S. Naval Reserve retiring with a rank of Commander.

Jerry was a dedicated son returning home to Bay City from the West Coast to care for his mother for many years after the death of his father.  He was a devoted father who was actively involved in his children and grandchildren’s lives all over the country.

He is survived by his children, Jeffrey W. Cole (Paula), of Newport Beach, California; Bradley T. Cole (Yoko), of Los Angeles, California; Darren L. Cole, of New York City, New York, a daughter Jennifer Cole McIntosh of Las Vegas, Nevada and Colin P. Cole of Kayenta, Arizona and a brother, Roger Cole (Malou), of Clio.  Pre-deceasing Mr. Cole were his brothers William Cole and Benjamin Cole and sister Anne Beth Kinstrey.

He also is survived by his loving companion of 11 years, Carolyn Buzzard of Bay City and grandchildren Alexandra Cole, Connor Cole, Nickolas McIntosh, Michael McIntosh, Sean Cole and Maya Cole.

He was a member of the Bay City Lions Club, the Saginaw Bay Yacht Club, the “O” Club and was involved in several community improvement organizations.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday December 6, 2014 at 11:00am at All Saints Parish-St. Boniface Church, Bay City Michigan.  Fr. Jose Maria Cabrera will officiate Celebrate Mass and private inurnment will be at St Patrick Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Church only on Saturday from 10:00am until the time of Mass.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the YMCA of Bay City. 

Norman A. Wenglikowski

Monday, November 24th, 2014

Essexville, Michigan

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Norman passed away Sunday, November 23, 2014 at McLaren Bay Region, age 87.  He was born March 19, 1927 in Bay City to the late Aloysius and Ellen Wenglikowski.  Norman married Betty M. Norlock on July 3, 1948 and she survives him.  He was a WWII veteran and served his country with the US Navy.  Norman retired from Bosco Fruit Company and Bosco Food Service after his 80th birthday and was a dedicated employee for over 40 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping throughout northern Michigan.

Surviving is his wife Betty, two daughters, Donna (Harley) Glazier and Debra Jean, one son, Donald Wenglikowski, five grandchildren: Andrea (Jim) Smith, Tanya (Keith) Keysor, Jeremy Gerhardt, Crystal Bovia and Evan Wenglikowski, six great grandchildren: Ryan and Morgan Smith, Taylor and Kelsey Keysor, Bryce and Marisa Bodrie, and two sisters, Betty Jane Liss and Blanche Commire.  Norman was predeceased by a son, Joseph C. (Elizabeth) Wenglikowski, a daughter in-law, Linda Wenglikowski and a grandson, Jason Gerhardt.

Per Norman’s request, cremation has taken place.  No visitation or services will be scheduled at the Ambrose Funeral Home.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to “Family Wishes.”

Edward R. Jonas Jr. “Bob”

Monday, November 24th, 2014

jonas-photo761 Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 22, 2014, age 88 He was born February 21, 1926 in Bay City to the late Edward and Florence (McFarland) Jonas.  He married the former Althea Wachowiak October 25, 1952 in St. Stanislaus Kostka Church and she survives him.  Bob served in the U.S. Air Force and later worked at Grey Iron Foundry before retiring in 1975.  He was a member of All Saints Parish – St. James Church and enjoyed bowling, playing cards and bingo.

 

Surviving besides his wife Althea, he leaves four children; Mark (Deb) Jonas, Dennis (Kathy) Jonas, Greg Jonas & his fiancé Pam Richmond, Lynn (Jeff) Clark, ten grandchildren; Caleb, Faith, Heidi, Ashley, Heather, Nicole, Grant, Katie, Megan, Britini, many great-grandchildren and his faithful dog, Sassy .  Also surviving are two brothers; George “Herb” (Wink) Jonas, John (MaryAnn) Jonas and a sister in-law; Rosemary Jonas.  He was predeceased by a brother, Tom “Fritz” Jonas.

The Jonas family would like to thank all the staff at Heartland Healthcare-Hampton for their kind and compassionate care they gave Bob during his time there.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. from All Saints Parish – St. James Church with private burial in Great Lakes National Cemetery.  Friends may call at the church only on Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until time of mass.  In lieu of flowers those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider family wishes.

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