Archive for the ‘Ambrose Obituaries’ Category

Judith A. Arndt

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Bay City, Michigan

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Our loving mother, sister and friend to all who knew her passed away Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at Bay Medical Care Facility, age 59.  Judy was born February 7, 1955 in Saginaw to the late Luke and Virginia (Latoski) Malecke.  She volunteered and coordinated activities for many years at Hampton Elementary School. She was a member of Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish-St. Hyacinth Church and taught Religious Education at church as well.  Judy loved to be at her daughter’s activities, especially their dance recitals and theater shows.  She was a huge supporter of Bay City Central and John Glenn High School bands and football programs.

Surviving are two daughters, Claire A. Arndt and Erin L. Arndt, two brothers, Mark Malecke and David Malecke, her God daughter, Brianne Kuligoski and lifetime friend, Kim Geno.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, September 22, 2014 at 10:00am at Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish-St. Hyacinth Church.  Fr. Jerzy Dobosz will celebrate Mass.  Friends may call at the Ambrose Funeral Home on Sunday from 2:00 to 8:00pm and at church on Monday after 9:00am.  A Parish Vigil Service for Judy will be held Sunday at 7:00pm at the funeral home.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider memorials to John Glenn Auditorium or Hampton Elementary School playground.

Mark R. “Uncle Mark” Brown

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

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Our loving son, brother and uncle entered the Kingdom of GodTuesday, September 16, 2014 at Covenant-Cooper due to complications after a heart surgery, age 46.  The son of Raymond and Kathleen (Rinz) Brown he was born March 2, 1968 in Bay City.  Mark graduated from TL Handy High School in 1986 and then attended DeltaCollege.  He was employed with McDonald’s for over 20 years and Bob Evan’s for 8 years.  Mark was currently the General Manager of Popeye’s and was looking forward to opening their new store in Mt.Pleasant this October. He was a member of Corpus ChristiParish-St.HedwigChurch and the Chamber of Commerce on Mt.Pleasant.  He enjoyed traveling and taking vacations, trips up-north and tried his luck at the casinos.  Mark loved playing the piano, music and most importantly his family, especially his niece, Meghan and nephew, Nolan.

Surviving is his mother, Kathy Brown, one sister, Mary Jo (Jeffrey) Zalucha, niece and nephew, Meghan and Nolan Zalucha and his dear friends: Kelly Zurvalec, Amy Stuber and Sheri Felske.  Mark was predeceased by his father, Raymond G. “Sonny” Brown and his grandparents: Al and Betty “Busia” Rinz and Helen and George Brown.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, September 19, 2014 at 10:00am at Corpus ChristiParish-St.HedwigChurch.  Fr. Kevin Kerbawy will celebrate Mass and interment will follow in St.PatrickCemetery.  Friends may call at the Ambrose Funeral Home on Thursday from 1:00 to 8:00pm and at church on Friday after 9:00am.  A Parish Vigil Service for Mark will be held Thursday at 7:00pm.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the American Heart Association or a charity of donor’s choice.  www.ambrosefuneralchapel.com

 

James W. Wojciechowski “Smitty”

Friday, September 12th, 2014

Bay City, Michigan

 

     Jim passed away Thursday evening, September 11, 2014 at Toni and Trish House, age 73.  He was born September 29, 1940 in Bay City to the late William J. and Helen Ruth (Wilson) Wojciechowski.  He married Connie L. Brozewski at St. JosephChurch on December 31, 1963 and she survives him.  Jim was a veteran and served his country with the US Army reserves for eight years.  He retired from General Motors Central Foundry after 33 years of dedicated service and was a member of Local 455. 

     Surviving besides his wife of 51 years, Connie are two sons, James K. and John P. Wojciechowski, three grandchildren: Matt, Megan and Ryan Wojciechowski, two great grandchildren, Jake and Mikenna, one sister, Carolyn (Norman) Wilberding, one brother, Graham (Darla) Wojciechowski and a brother in-law, Dave (Ellen) Brozewski.

     Private services were held.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider memorials to Toni and Trish House.

     Connie would like to express a heartfelt thank you to her brother, Dave and his wife Ellen for their help and comforting support over the past several years.  Also, a special thank you to Grace Hospice and Toni and Trish House for their care and kind words.

Ernest “Jake” Grocholski

Monday, September 8th, 2014

Bay City, Michigan

 grocholskiphoto011_copy    Jake passed away Sunday, September 7, 2014, age 93.  He was born September 1, 1921 In Bay City to the late Peter and Tillie (Majchrzak) Grocholski.  He married Gertrude F. Warszawski in St. Stanislaus Kostka Church on October 7, 1944 and she predeceased him on October 4, 1995.  Jake was a WWII veteran and served his country with the US Army.  He retired in 1976 from Grey Iron in Saginaw after more than 30 years of dedicated service.  He was a lifelong member of Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish-St. Stanislaus Church and a retired usher.  Jake was a member of the PLAV #162, League of Catholic Men and Women, Senior Citizens, Polish Circle and a lifetime member of St. Stanislaus Athletic Club.  He helped organize and run St. Stan’s Friday Night bingo for several years and enjoyed polka music, playing cards, casino trips and scratch-off lottery tickets.  Jake was an avid Detroit Tigers fan and loved spending time with his family.

     Surviving are two daughters, Mary Jo (Bob) Pijaszek and Barb (Marty) Geyer, two grandchildren, Steve (Kellie) Pijaszek and Barb (Terry II) Pashak, two great grandchildren, Rachel and Ryan Pijaszek, two brothers, Casey (Ramona) Grocholski and Ted (Theresa) Grocholski, one brother in-law, Ted Rugenstein, several nieces and nephews.  Jake was predeceased by two brothers, Floyd (Julia) Grocholski, Stanley (Vi) Grocholski and two sisters, Loretta (Leo) Staszak and Dorothy Rugenstein.

     The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 10:00am at Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish-St. Stanislaus Church.  Fr. Rick Filary will celebrate Mass and interment will follow in St. Stanislaus Cemetery, under the auspices of the Bay County Veterans Council.  Friends may call at the Ambrose Funeral Home on Friday from 1:00 to 8:00pm and at church on Saturday after 9:00am.  Members of the church will pray the Rosary Friday at 2:00pm, followed later by the PLAV #162 Service of Remembrance at 6:30 and a Parish Vigil Service for Jake at 7:00pm.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider memorials to Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish Center Fund.

John H. Kuflewski

Saturday, September 6th, 2014

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     John passed away Saturday, September 6, 2014 at Bay Special Care, age 83.  He was born August 29, 1931 in Saginaw to the late Paul and Mary Ann (Walkowicz) Kuflewski.  John married Myrna Marie Schmitz on August 13, 1960 and she predeceased him on April 13, 2002.  He was a veteran and served his country with the US Air Force during the Korean Conflict from 1952 to 1956.  He was the parts manager for Cisco Truck Parts for several years and a member of Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish-St. Hyacinth Church. He was also an avid Detroit Tiger fan.

Surviving is a daughter Roberta Watson, son in-law, Wayne Bourdage, eleven grandchildren: Robert (April) Greenhoe, Cynthia (Richard Schneider) Ostrom, Patrick (Claudette) Greenhoe, Kimberly (David) Pruder, Richard (Ann) Greenhoe,  Amy (Mike) Chevalier, Margaret (Dr. VJ) Reddy, Ronald R. Schmoak,  Christopher (Alisa) Schmoak, William (Joanne Day) Volway, and John (Stacy Spreainde) Watson, numerous great grandchildren, several great great grandchildren, one sister, Stephanie Hasselback, one brother, Ted (Charlene) Kuflewski and a sister in-law, Elaine Kosecki.  John was predeceased by three daughters: Yvonne (Ernie) Valley, Susan Bourdage and Paulette (Ronald K.) Schmoak, one son in-law, Douglas Watson, three brothers: Paul (Ruby), Edward and Joseph Kuflewski, one sister, Rose LaDronka and one brother in-law, Ronald (Janine) Schmitz.

The Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 12:00 noon at the Ambrose Funeral Home.  Fr. Jerzy Dobosz will officiate and interment will follow in Floral Gardens Cemetery, under the auspices of the Bay County Veterans Council.  Friends may call at the Ambrose Funeral Home on Wednesday from 10:00am until the time of services.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider memorials to Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish.

Arthur V. Mich

Saturday, September 6th, 2014

Bay City, Michigan

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Art passed away Friday, September 5, 2014 at his residence, age 89.  He was born February 20, 1925 in Bay City to the late Peter J. and Valeria (Blaize) Mich.  Art married Virginia M. Robertson on April 25, 1948 and she survives him.  He was a WWII veteran and served his country with the US Army from 1943 to 1946.  Art owned and operated Art’s Party Store from 1947 to 1973 and The Cache Antique Shop until 1980.  He was a charter member of the South End Bay City Business Men’s Association and their Treasurer for many years.  He was a life member of the VFW #485, Elks Club #88 and an honorary member of the Michigan Club.  Art was also, an avid University of Michigan football fan.

Surviving besides his wife, Virginia are three children: James (Kathleen) Mich, Janice Mich and Kathy (Butch) Braun, five grandchildren: Jeffrey Spencer, Courtney (Sean) Wagner, Whitney Mich, Megan and Molly Braun.  Art was predeceased by a sister, Dr. Lorraine M. (J. Douglas) Cook and a son in-law, Robert Spencer.

Per Art’s request, cremation has taken place and private inurnment will be held at a later date.  No visitation or services will be held at the Ambrose Funeral Home.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the Bay Medical Care Facility Activities Department.