Archive for the ‘Ambrose Obituaries’ Category

Alejandra G. “Alex” Alvarado

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

Bay City, Michigan

 

alvarado-alexphoto650Alex passed away Sunday July 17, 2016 at the Bay Medical Care Facility at the age of 84.He was born April 11, 1932 in Poteet, Texas to the late John and Victoria (Guerra) Alvarado.   Alex married the former Suzanne C. Dearden in 1986 and she predeceased him June 30, 2016.   He worked at General Motors for many years before retiring.  Alex was a member of the Jehovah Witness Kingdom Hall.  Alex and Sue enjoyed going to the park feeding the ducks, playing cards with friends and he treasured the times playing his accordion with his family.  Surviving is a son, Ron three stepchildren; Sherry (Tom) Korthals, Scott (Debbie) Satek, Dawn (Eric) Madison, three step grandchildren; Brandon, Cameron and Corey.  Also surviving are three brothers and a sister; John (Jill), Jowel, Gary and Irene Alvarado.  He was predeceased by two brothers; Henry and Louis.  Funeral Service will take place Monday July 25, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. from the Ambrose Funeral Home.  Dennis Kay from Jehovah Witness Kingdom Hall will officiate with private burial in Floral Gardens Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Ambrose Funeral Home on Monday from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider family wishes.

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Anderson, Blanche Florence

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

Bay City, Michigan

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Blanche F. Anderson, was peacefully called from this earthly life on July 18, 2016, age 81 years. She was born on February 27, 1935 in Beaver Twp. to the late Edward and Eva (Gielda) Janowicz. Blanche was a 1953 graduate of Bay City Central High School and a long time resident of Bay City. She married the love of her life Everett Anderson in Angola, Indiana on May 28, 1956 and he survives her. Surviving also is a daughter Jan-Marie (Russell) Robinson, whom she affectionately called “Marie”. Surviving too, is a sister Theresa Sporman, a brother-in-law Charles Anderson and many nieces and nephews. Blanche was predeceased in 1961 by her son Everett Jay “E-Jay”, whom she also affectionately called “ Buckshot”, along with two brothers Fr. Barney J. Janowicz and Edwin (Betty) Janowicz; her sisters Sophie (Matthew) Satkowiak, and Helen (Ray) Jankowski; brother-in-laws Eugene Sporman, and John, Eldon, Darrell and Telford Anderson; sister-in-laws Luella Coffell, Eleanor Meyers and her mother and father-in-law Rosella and Thomas Anderson. Blanche was recently predeceased by her special niece Sharyn Rezmer, whom she traveled, played cards, and spent time with at the casino. The family wishes to thank special friends and neighbors, Ray and Kerri Meeks, for going above and beyond in helping to care for Everett and Blanche.

Blanche was a devout member of the former St. Boniface Parish before recently joining St. Jude Thaddeus Parish where she faithfully attended Mass. She worked for the former Wolverine Knitting Mill and was a devoted homemaker. Her earthly delights included Polka Dancing, visiting with others, playing Bingo, trips to the casino, and especially playing cards every Monday with the Oasis Card Club at the Oasis Restaurant & Lounge. Blanche cooked fabulous meals with her sister Theresa. Everett fondly recalls her delicious chili and butter bean soup.


Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday July 23, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. at St. Jude Thaddeus Parish-St. John Church. Fr. Dale Orlik will celebrate Mass and Con-celebrating with him will be Fr. Piotr Zaczynski. Interment will be in St. Patrick Cemetery. The family of Blanche will receive visitors at the Ambrose Funeral Chapel on Friday July 22, 2016 from 2:00 – 8:00 P.M. and at the church after 9:00 A.M. on Saturday. The recitation of the Rosary will begin at 1:30 P.M. with a Parish Vigil Service being held for Blanche Friday at 7:00 P.M. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the “Wishes of the Family.”

 

Erwin J. Kaznowski

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

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Mr. Kaznowski passed away peacefully Sunday, July 17, 2016 at Sylvester Assisted Living in Linwood, age 91.  He was born September 19, 1924 in Bay City to the late Stephen and Mary (Madajski) Kaznowski.  Erv married Donna M. Abeare on April 18, 1964 in St. Joseph Catholic Church. Fr. Simon Stark presided over the marriage and Donna survives him.  He was a U. S. Army veteran and a Bronze Star recipient during the Korean Conflict.  Erv was a member of Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish-St. Stanislaus Church and retired from General Motors-Grey Iron after several years of dedicated service.

Surviving besides his wife, Donna are five children: Eileen (Rob) Kaznowski, Brian (Claudia) Kaznowski, Brenda (Mark) LaBean, Janice (Pat) Thompson, and Jay (Tami) Kaznowski, grandchildren: Ryan (Amanda) Overcashier, Sarah (Will) Beaudry, Hanah Wilson, Lauren and Taylor Kaznowski , Santiago Mejia, Alexander (fiancée April), Isaac (fiancée Nikaysha), and Brendan LaBean, Samuel and Owen Thompson, and Tyler and Austin Kaznowski, great-grandchildren: Isaiah and Xavier Overcashier, Noah Beaudry, Aryana Force and Aubrey Wilson, two sisters: Julia Piesik and Theresa Weber, one sister-in-law Rose Kaznowski, one brother-in-law Clarence Mikolajczak, many nieces and nephews.  Erv was predeceased by his parents, Stephen and Mary Kaznowski, six brothers: Stephen Jr, Adolph, John, Leo, Stanley, Clemens Kaznowski, three sisters: Joan MIkolajczak, Eva Slezak, and Mary (Mamie) Netkowski.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, July 22, 2016 at 10:00 am at Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish-St. Stanislaus Church.  Fr. Rick Filary will celebrate Mass and entombment will follow in St. Patrick Mausoleum, under the auspices of the Bay County Veterans Council.  Friends may call at the Ambrose Funeral Home on Thursday from 4:00 to 8:00 pm and at church on Friday after 9:00 am.  A Parish Vigil Service for Erv will be held Thursday at 7:00 pm at the funeral home.In lieu of flowers please consider donating to McLaren Hospice or Toni & Trish House.

The family wishes to thank the fine staff of McLaren Hospice, Dr. Nanette Myers, and the Toni & Trish House for their loving care of Erv over the past 18 months.  

Arlene J. Kukla

Friday, July 15th, 2016

Bay City, Michigan

 

kukla-photo for paperArlene J. Kukla was called home by her Heavenly Father to be reunited with her husband Edward who was her best friend, her soul mate and the love of her life on Wednesday July 13, 2016 at McLaren Bay Region at the age of 81.  She was born September 11, 1934 in Saginaw to the late George and Helen (Petry) Brown.  Arlene married Edward J. Kukla June 25, 1955 at St. Matthews Catholic Church and he predeceased her June 25, 2003.  In her early years Arlene worked at General Hospital as a Dietician and was a faithful member of St. Catherine of Sienna Parish.  Arlene enjoyed playing bingo, going fishing, taking trips to the casino and going upnorth, working on word search puzzles and attending bird shows with her husband.  Family was very important to Arlene and she treasured her time with family cookouts and watching all the beautiful birds that would come to the house.  Surviving are eight children; Catherine Myers, Richard Kukla, Dennis (Barb) Kukla, Donald Kukla, Delores Kukla, Daniel Kukla, Kenneth (Ann) Kukla, Suzanne (Lee) Schroeder, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Also surviving is a sister – in-law, Kathy Brown and many nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by a daughter, Geraldine Kukla and a son -in-law, Bruce Myers and five brothers and three sisters.  Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday July 20, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. from St. Catherine of Sienna Parish.  Fr. John Sarge will officiate with burial in St. Stanislaus Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Ambrose Funeral Home on Tuesday from 2 – 8 p.m. and at the church on Wednesday after 9:00 a.m.  There will be a parish vigil service for Arlene on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider family wishes.

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Thomas J. Gorney

Saturday, July 9th, 2016

Bay City, Michigan

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Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and brother passed away Friday, July 8, 2016 at McLaren Bay Region, age 78. Tom was born July 20, 1937 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Sylvester and Ann (Graczyk) Gorney. He married Mary Jane “MJ” McCure in St. Hyacinth Church on June 20, 1956 and she survives him. Tom was a truck driver with Euclid Redi Mix for many years and at the same time was a Deputy with the Bay County Sheriff’s Department. He was a member of Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish-St. Hyacinth Church and enjoyed hunting, fishing and boating. Tom was also a member of the National Rifle Association.

Surviving besides his wife MJ is a very special daughter in-law that Tom thought of more as a daughter, Dawn Gorney, three grandsons: Jayson (Stacy) Gorney, Juston Gorney and Ken Gorney, one great grandson who was the light of Tom’s life, Evan Jay Gorney, two sisters, Karen Gorney and Janice (Joe) LaGrow, two sisters in-law, Joyce (Charlie) Smith and Margaret Hosner. Also surviving is Tom’s faithful and loved dog, Buffy. Tom was predeceased by two sons, Thomas Gorney Jr. and Kenneth Paul Gorney and his father and mother in-law, Art (Pearl) McCure.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, July 14, 2016 at 11:00 am at Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish-St. Hyacinth Church. Fr. Rick Filary will celebrate Mass and inurnment will follow in St. Patrick Cemetery. Friends may call at the church only on Thursday from 10:00 am until the time of Mass. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to “Family Wishes.” www.ambrosefuneralchapel.com

Virginia M. Mich

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

Essexville, Michigan

 

mich-photo645Virginia M. Mich was called home by her Heavenly Father on Sunday July 3, 2016 at the Bay Medical Care Facility at the age of 94.  She was born April 6, 1922 in Streeter, ILL. to the late James and Marie (Byrnes) Robertson.  Virginia married Arthur V. Mich on April 25, 1948 and he predeceased her September 5, 2014.  She enjoyed playing bingo at the Bay Medical Care Facility, going to garage sales and baking.  Virginia will always be remembered for her big and generous heart.  Surviving are three children; James (Kathleen) Mich, Janice Mich, Kathy (Butch) Braun, four grandchildren; Courtney (Sean) Wagner, Whitney Mich and her fiance, Chris Noel, Megan and Molly Braun.  She was predeceased by a grandson, Jeffrey Spencer, a brother in-law and sister in-law, Dr. Lorraine and Douglas Cook.  A special thank you to Bay Medical Care Facility Activities Department, 2 –west staff, and Heartland Hospice for the wonderful care given to Virginia.  A Memorial Service will take place on Monday July 11, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. from the Ambrose Funeral Home.  Carol Roseberry will officiate.  Friends may call at the Ambrose Funeral Home on Monday from 4:00 p.m. until time of service.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Bay Medical Care Facility Activities Department or Heartland Hospice.

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