Archive for the ‘Ambrose Obituaries’ Category

Reginald “Reggie” Niedzinski

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

Bay City, Michigan

 

niedzinski-photoReginald Niedzinski was called home by his Heavenly Father on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at the Heartland Hampton Healthcare Center.  Age 89 years.  He was born October 18, 1926 in Bay City to the late Kajetan and Victoria (Glish) Niedzinski.  Reggie along with his brother Harry owned and operated Harry’s Amusement for several decades.  He was a life long member of Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish- St. Hyacinth Church.  Reggie was a former member of the South End Businessmen Association and the Juke Box Association.  Reggie was a very hard worker and when he could get a chance to get away he would enjoy taking trips to his cottage in Houghton Lake, going to his cabin in Alba for deer hunting, watching the parades in Frankenmuth during the Music Festivals, taking trips to Traverse City for the Cherry Festival, attending polka dances and going on casino trips to Niagra Falls.  Surviving are two nieces and a nephew; Beverly (Robert) Krauseneck, Richard Niedzinski, Penny Turk, six great nephews; Brent Krauseneck, Dr. Chris (Angie) Niedzinski, Rick Niedzinski, Andrew (Kristine) Niedzinski, Ryan and Kevin Turk.  Also surviving is a special friend, Romaine Kryszak and her niece and three nephews; Tori Little, Darryl, Mark and Kevin Newman.  He was predeceased by one sister and two brothers; Vera (Victor) Bacci, Walter (Madeline) Niedzinski, Harry (Blondine) Niedzinski and a nephew, Randy Turk.  Reggie’s loved ones would like to thank the staff at Heartland Hampton Healthcare Center for the kind and compassionate care given to Reggie.  Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. from Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish – St. Hyacinth Church.  Fr. Rick Filary will officiate with private entombment in St. Stanislaus Mausoleum.  Friends may call at the Ambrose Funeral Home on Friday from 2 – 8 p.m. and at the church on Saturday after 9:00 a.m.  There will be a parish vigil service for Reggie at 7:00 p.m. Friday.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish – St. Hyacinth Church.

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Bernard E. Maida “Bernie”

Friday, February 5th, 2016

Bay City, Michigan

 

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Bernard E. Maida age 80, passed away on Thursday, February 4, 2016 at McLaren Bay Region surrounded by his family.  He was born October 4, 1935 in Mt. Forrest Township to Edward and Stella (Sowa) Maida.   Ben was the oldest of six children and graduated from St. Stanislaus High School in 1955 where he was the homecoming football king.  Bernie served in the U.S. Army from November 1, 1955 to October 31, 1957.  He married Janet Kluka on September 26, 1959 and was married for 57 years and she survives him.  Bernie was employed at Defoe’s for 3 years and then retired from Saginaw Steering Gear after 37 years of service.  He was a member of Our Lady of Czestochowa  Parish – St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, an altar server and Our Lady of Czestochowa A.C.   Bernie was an active member of the Knights of Columbus St. Stanislaus Kostka Council #12423, 4th Degree Bishop Murphy Assembly #0491, Mushrat Club, and the St. George Society where he worked at the bingos, spaghetti dinners, and the dances at Pulaski Hall.  He played for the St. George’s Fast pitch Softball Semi-pro team.  Bernie liked to snowmobile, play euchre, hunt and fish especially with his son Jim, grandsons; Taylor, Mike, Art and son-in-laws Tom, Dave and Art.  He liked watching the Tigers, Lions, Pistons and was very busy for many years entertained by eleven grandchildren who were in theater, dance, band concerts, cheerleading, softball, baseball, basketball, football, and soccer.  Surviving besides his wife Janet, he leaves five daughters and a son: Gerilyn & John Mastroeni, Beverly & Arthur Sutter, Jim & Anjanette (Angie) Maida, Kathy & Dave Wetzel, Karen & Daniel Featherston, Sharon Maida-Libera, fifteen grand children:  Violet & John Mastroeni, Arthur & Brooke Sutter, Taylor Maida & Shaylee Kissner, Janet, Jillian, Jacia, Joseph & Jacob  Wetzel, Ann & Michael Libera, Hanna & Samuel Featherston, eight great-grandchildren:  Addy & Ava Kissner,  Daija, Victoria & Lilli Cope, Makenzie, Sophia & Claire Wetzel.  Bernard is also survived by three brothers and a sister: Raymond & Maryann Maida, Thomas & Ashley Maida, Paul & Carol Maida, Dorothy & Donald Callendar, two brother’s in-law:  Gary & Karen Kluka, Leonard & Mary Donajkowski and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by first born son Gerard, his sister and brother in-law, Mary & Richard Napieralski and sister in-law, Maureen Donajkowski.  Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, February 8, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish – St. Stanislaus Kostka Church.  Fr. Rick Filary will officiate with entombment in St. Stanislaus Mausoleum under the auspices of the Bay County Veteran’s Council.  Friends may call at the Ambrose Funeral Home on Sunday from 12 noon until 7:00 p.m. and at the church on Monday after 9:00 a.m.  There will be a Bible Presentation by the K of C St. Stanislaus Kostka Council #12423, a Resolution of Condolence and Chalice Presentation by the Bishop Murphy Assembly #0491 and a parish vigil service for Bernie at 5:00 p.m. Sunday.  In lieu of flowers those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider, K of C St. Stanislaus Kostka Council #12423, Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish- St. Stanislaus Kostka Church or Family wishes.

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Faith J. Robinson

Monday, February 1st, 2016

Bay City, Michigan

 

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Faith J. Robinson was called home by her Heavenly Father on Monday, February 1, 2016 at McLaren Bay Region surrounded by her family age 87 years.  She was born October 24, 1928 in Bay City to the late Morrison C. and Fern (Killingbeck) Brashaw.  She married Chester Robinson Jr. June 2, 1951 in Bay City and he predeceased her in 2009.  Faith worked at Prestolite for many years and was a volunteer for the Bay City Public Schools.  She enjoyed taking strolls on the Michigan beaches collecting various stones.  Faith was a member of First Church of the Nazarene where she taught Sunday school, led the Young People’s Society and was the choir director at her church.  Her whole life was serving and giving.  Surviving are two children; Dean (Marlene) Robinson, Patricia (Charles) Sheldon, eight grandchildren; Amanda (Adam) Jarrell, Deanna Marissa Robinson, Christopher (Cynthia) Robinson, Brianna Robinson, C.J. (Sarah) Sheldon, Faithanna (Joshua) Perry, Patrick Sheldon and Christanna Sheldon.  Also surviving are four sisters; Lorraine McGregor, Maureen Lockard, Delores Holmes, Joyce (Richard) Hayes, two brothers; Morris (Joan) Brashaw, Gilbert Brashaw, a sister in-law, Leone Brashaw and many dear nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by a grandson, Geoffrey Robinson, two brothers; Harlan and Guiles Brashaw.  Cremation has taken place and there will be a graveside service at Floral Gardens at a later date.

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Blanche Ciesla (VanDriessche)

Monday, February 1st, 2016

Bay City, Michigan

 

Blanche Ciesla age 94 was called home by her Heavenly Father on Sunday, January 24, 2016 at the Bay Medical Care Facility.  She was born August 20, 1921 in Bay City to the late John and Marie E. (DePuysseleyr) VanDriessche.  Blanche married John M. Ciesla on August 23, 1941 in St. James Church.  He predeceased her January 25, 1993.  Blanche was a member of All Saints Parish- St. James Church, the Altar Society and the League of Catholic Women and Men.  She enjoyed baking for her family and especially making cookies for her grandchildren.  Surviving are eight children; Thomas J. (Carlinda) Ciesla, Richard L. (Mary) Chislea, Jerome J. (Lois) Chislea, Michael J. (Wanda) Ciesla, Dennis J. (Mary Beth) Ciesla, Mary Ann (Robert) Weidenmiller, James J. (Rebecca) Ciesla, Allan T. (Janet) Ciesla, twenty two grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren.  She was predeceased by five brothers and five sisters.  Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. from All Saints Parish – St. James Church.  Fr. Jose Cabrera will officiate with private burial in St. Patrick Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Ambrose Funeral Home on Tuesday from 2 – 8 p.m. and at the church on Wednesday after 10:30 a.m.  There will be a parish vigil service for Blanche on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider All Saints Parish – St. James Church.

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Stanley Puralewski

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

Bay City, MI

 

puralewsli-photo344Stanley Puralewski age 85 years was called home by his Heavenly Father on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at McLaren Bay Region.  He was born April 18, 1930 in Bay City to the late Andrew S. and Mary (Dziubek) Puralewski.  Stanley graduated from Bay City Central High School.  He married the former Rita L. Glaza, March 31, 1951 in St. Stanislaus Kostka Church and she predeceased him January 26, 2004.  Stanley served his country in the U.S. Army as a Corporal from 1951 – 1953 and retired from Bay City Chevrolet after over 47 years of service.  He was a member of Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish-St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, St. Stan’s Men’s Club, Brother Beavers, The American Legion and the U.A.W. Local #362 retirees.  Stan was an avid bowler, he enjoyed playing bingo, taking trips to the Casino and gardening.  Surviving are two children;  Susan (Bob) Morrissey of Colorado, John S. (Judy) Puralewski of White Lake, Michigan, two grandchildren;  Andrew Puralewski, David (Tracy) Morrissey and six great-grandchildren;  Isabella, Tyler and Dillon Morrissey, Ricky, Trey and Nicholas Kalbaugh.  Also surviving is a sister, Esther Zielinski, a sister-in-law, Leona Lijewski and many nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by three sisters;  Irene Burzynski, Cecil Sporman, Terri Piotrowski, two brothers;  Efrim and Hugo Puralewski.  Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. from Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish-St. Stanislaus Kostka Church.  Fr. Rick Filary will officiate followed by Military Honors by the Bay County Veteran’s Council.  Friends may call at the Ambrose Funeral Home on Friday from 2:00-8:00 P.M. and at the Church on Saturday after 9:00 A.M.  There will be a Parish Vigil Service for Stan at 7:00 P.M. Friday.  In lieu of flowers those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Salvation Army of Bay City.

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Betty A. Vink

Sunday, January 24th, 2016

Bay City, Michigan

 

     Betty passed away Saturday, January 23, 2016 at the Caretel Inn of the Tri-Cities, age 78.  She was born May 22, 1937 in Arenac County and has lived here all of her life.  She married Gerald B. Vink on September 27, 1958 and he predeceased her on April 16, 2012.  Betty earned her nursing degree many years ago and was a devoted mother, dedicating most of her life raising six children.  In her spare time she enjoyed gardening, yard work, fishing and bowling on a league with her friends.  Family meant everything to Betty and she will forever hold a special place in the hearts of those who loved her.

Surviving are her six children: Joyce (Bob) Snow, Barb (Dennis) Banaszak, Mike Vink, Dianne (Dean) Vos, Scott (Cindy) Vink and Jim Vink, five grandchildren: Brittney (Cody) Lavigne, Kara (Paul) Fotopoulos, Seth Vink, Josh Vink and William Banaszak, three great grandchildren: Logan and Emma Lavigne and Brayden Fotopoulos.  Betty was predeceased by her mother Grace Mielock and a brother, George Stein.

Per Betty’s wishes, Cremation has taken place.  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 American Cancer Society.