Archive for the ‘Ambrose Obituaries’ Category

Frank V. Morzinski “Cowboy”

Saturday, October 14th, 2017

Bay City, Michigan

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Frank passed away Saturday, October 14, 2017 at the Carriage House of Bay City, age 91. He was born May 21, 1926 in Bay City to the late Frank and Josephine Morzinski. He married Noreen R. Peters on May 26, 1945 and she predeceased him on November 24, 2014. Frank retired from Wirt Transport after many years of service and was a member of Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish-St. Hyacinth Church. He loved to golf whenever it was possible.

Surviving are two sons, Randy (Connie) Morzinski and Frank (Judy) Morzinski, Jr., four grandchildren: Sarah (Dan) Hodge, Heath, Yancey and Frank R. Morzinski, four great grandsons: Parker Hodge, Andrew, Alex, and Brandon Morzinski, one sister Patricia Bowden and a sister in-law Joan Butterfield. Frank was predeceased by a son Bobby Morzinski.

The Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 6:00 pm at Ambrose Funeral Home. Sue Roznowski will officiate and private interment will be in Floral Gardens Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 2:00 to 6:00 pm. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to McLaren Hospice.

Christina E. Rakus

Saturday, October 14th, 2017

Midland, Michigan

 

Rakus-photo944Christina E. Rakus, age 48, was welcome home by her Heavenly Father on Thursday, October 13, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family.  She was born February 6, 1969 in Akron, Ohio to the late Charles L. Sr. and Karen L. (DePeal) Brannon.  Christina had a true passion for arts and crafts.  She enjoyed horse, dogs, her bird, camping and going 4 wheeling.  Surviving are three children, Dana Tune; Travis and Sarah Stiehl; four grandchildren, Daniel and Noah Longoria; Morgen Tune; Joseph Richards; and her fiancé, Tom Johnson.  Also surviving is one sister, Tammy (Gary) Tune; and two brothers, Charles Lee Brannon Jr. and Tommy Lee (Tammy) Brannon.  She was predeceased by a sister, Pam Laskowski.  Cremation has taken place and their will be no services at the funeral home.

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Patricia A. Toporski

Saturday, October 14th, 2017

toporski-photo943Our loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend,  was called home by her Heavenly Father on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at McLaren Bay Region surrounded by her family, age 86.  She was born September 2, 1931 in Bay City to the late Stanley and Josephine (Tomaszewski) Rasmer.  Pat married Gerald S. Toporski on November 21, 1953 at St. Stanislaus Church.  He predeceased her February 21, 1988.  She was a member of Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish – St. Hyacinth Church, the Altar-Rosary  Sodality, St. Stephen K of C Ladies Auxiliary, Daughters of Isabella, League of Catholic Women and Men, the Bishop Gallagher Circle #605 and the St. Stan’s Senior Citizens.  Pat was an organizer of the funeral breakfast for St. Hyacinth and was a very patriotic person.  She often would play cards with her card party friends, including (Washington Tea).  Pat truly loved spending time with her family and friends, especially she liked her “birthday work bees”.   Surviving are four children; Pamela (Gerald) Cass; John G. (Mary Jo) Toporski; Joel P. (Denise) Toporski; Janelle Tacey and Jeffrey Hale; eight grandchildren, Matthew (Amy) Toporski; Jennifer, Jonathan, Joshua, Jessica Cass; Courtney Tacey and Cody VanSumeran; Zachary Tacey and Maranda Toporski.  Also surviving are two sisters, Eleanor Hornak; Harriet Jankowiak; several special nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.  Pat was predeceased by a grandson, Gerald Patrick Toporski; one sister, Evelyn (Robert) Ratajczak; her mother’s in-law and father in-law, Stanley and Angeline Toporski; Lula Toporski; three brother’s in-law, Edward Hornak; Richard Jankowiak; James (Marlene) Toporski and a sister in-law, Patricia (Howard) Banaszak.  Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. from Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish – St. Hyacinth Church.  Fr. Richard Jozwiak will officiate with burial in St. Patrick Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Ambrose Funeral Home on Monday from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. and at the church on Tuesday after 10:00 a.m.  Members of the Rosary Sodality will pray the rosary at 2:00 p.m. Monday followed by a parish vigil service and Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary service for Pat at 7:00 p.m.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the American Cancer Society of Bay Co., Michigan Heart Association or family wishes.

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Donald E. Przepiora

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

Bay City, Michigan

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Don, a man of strong conviction, went home to be with his Lord Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at his home, age 88.  Our beloved father, grandfather, great grandfather and dear friend to all who knew him was born November 5, 1928 in Bay City to the late Walter and Agnes (Gleinecki) Przepiora.  He married Marylis A. Coupie in St. Mary’s of the Assumption Catholic Church on June 18, 1949 and she predeceased him on September 26, 2013.  Don retired from Newcor after 25 years of service and was a devoted member of Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish-St. Stanislaus Church.  He was a lecturer and Eucharistic at church as well.  He was a 3rd Degree Brother Knight with St. Stanislaus Kostka Knights of Columbus Council #12423 and often went on retreats to the Queen of Angels in Saginaw.  Don was an avid hunter and loved bowling. While bowling some years back he broke the senior record with an 800 Series and received a ring to remind everyone about that amazing achievement. Don also remained a diehard Detroit Tigers and Lions fan, “when they were winning.”

Surviving are his six children: David (Gail) Przepiora, Diane Awad, Timothy Przepiora, Michael (Julie) Przepiora, Jeffrey (Mary) Przepiora and Jason (Heidi) Przepiora, eleven grandchildren:  Maressa (Christopher) Yaklin, Ryan (Jess) Wegener, Stacy (Kim) Stock, Scott (Liz) Meyer, Danelle Archangeli, Robert (girlfriend, Janae Kramer) Awad, Mallory Awad, Heather Gomez, Shannon (Andy) Hildinger, Matthew and Jonah Przepiora, nine great grandchildren: Barrett and Sloane Yaklin, Emberlyn and Eliana Stock, Desiree, Emilio and Isiah  Gomez, Emma Meyer and Alyssa Hildinger, a sister in-law Elaine Przepiora, several nieces and nephews.  Don was predeceased by a daughter and a son in-law, Barbara and Joseph Wegener, grandson, Neil Wegener, one brother Robert Przepiora and a sister Lorraine Miceli.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 10:00 am at Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish-St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, 1503 Kosciuszko Ave., Bay City, MI 48708.  Fr. Rick Filary will celebrate Mass and entombment will follow in St. Patrick Mausoleum.  Friends may call at the Ambrose Funeral Home on Friday from 2:00 to 8:00pm and at church on Saturday after 9:00 am.  Members of Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish will pray the Rosary for Don Friday at 2:00 pm, followed later by a Parish Vigil Service and Knight of Columbus Bible Presentation at 7:00 pm, Vigil led by Fr. William J. Rutkowski.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to “Family Wishes.”

The Przepiora family would like to extend a special thank you to Don’s granddaughter Mallory Awad for her kind and compassionate care she gave grandpa and having Mallory’s dog Zula there for companionship.

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Joan M. Burzynski

Sunday, October 8th, 2017

Bay City, Michigan

Burzynski pic940Mrs. Joan Burzynski, age 77, passed away the evening of Friday, October 6, 2017 at the Bay Medical Care Facility.  She was born June 8, 1940 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Joseph and Francis Marie (Englehart) LaBelle.  Joan married her late husband James Burzynski on August 22, 1964 and he preceded her in death on April 8, 2014.  Mrs. Burzynski was a member of Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish – St. Stanislaus Kostka Church and a member of the League of Catholic Men and Women.

Joan was known by her family and others to be a graceful, kind, caring, and compassionate woman of deep faith and devotion to the Blessed Mother.  She enjoyed doing needlepoint, baking, singing, and reading suspense novels by her favorite author, James Patterson.  She was an avid card player, too.  Some of her favorite card games included Euchre, Gin Rummy, King’s Corner, and Pinochle.  She also enjoyed gardening and completing crossword puzzles and Sudoku.  Joan wrote in her journal daily and leaves behind many personal thoughts, stories, and memories for her children and grandchildren to cherish.

Surviving are her children:  David Burzynski, Theodore (Dee-dee) Burzynski, Daniel (Debbie) Burzynski and Andrea Dereszynski; grandchildren:  James Burzynski, Collette Dereszynski, Candee and Robert Poirier, Nella Kline, and Olivia Giannandrea; two brothers and one sister, Jim (Virginia), Tom (Mary) LaBelle, and Linda (John) Buda; and brother-in-law, Fred Meyers.  Joan was predeceased by her three sisters and two brothers, Evelyn DeMetrick, Pat Meyers, Shirley Douglas, William and Donald LaBelle.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, October 11, 2017 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish – St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, 1503 Kosciusko Ave., Bay City, Michigan.  Fr. Rick Filary will preside and interment will follow in Floral Gardens Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Ambrose Funeral Home on Tuesday from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. and at the church after 9:00 a.m.   A Parish Vigil Service for Joan will be held Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider memorials in Joan’s honor to the Parkinson’s Foundation.

Josephine M. Yaworski

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

Essexville, Michigan (formerly of Bay City)

 

Josephine passed away Thursday, October 5, 2017 at Brian’s House, age 90. She was born March 12, 1927 in Bay City, Michigan to the late David and Mildred (Washburn) Woods. She married Frank A. Yaworski and he predeceased her in 2004.

Surviving is a son Lawrence J. (Vickie) Yaworski of Illinois. Josephine was also predeceased by a son Frank D. Yaworski in 2013.

Private services will be held at St. Stanislaus Cemetery at a later date. No visitation or services will be at Ambrose Funeral Home.