Archive for the ‘Ambrose Obituaries’ Category

Valentine J. “Val” Switala

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

Bay City, Michigan

 

switalaphoto Our loving husband, father, grandfather and brother passed away Tuesday June 28, 2016 at McLaren Bay Region, age 73.   He was born July 3, 1942 in Bay City to the late Valentine E. and Mary F. (Musielak) Switala.  Val married Jennine M. Savage on February 14, 1986 and have celebrated over 30 years of marriage, she survives him.  He retired from Steering Gear in 1999 after 34 years of dedicated service.  Val was a member of Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish-St. Hyacinth Church, Muskrat Club, Fraternal Order of Eagles #1010, Elks Lodge #2731 and the Moose Lodge #2276 both in Florida.  Val was an avid golfer and enjoyed spending his winters in Florida.  He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and found solace working in his yard and sitting on his swing.

Surviving besides his wife Jennine are seven children: Danny (Tina) Gee, Jassen (Melynda) Schweitzer, Bill (Wendy) Schweitzer, David, Brian, Kelli and Brad Switala, thirteen grandchildren: Theresa, Tom, Tiffany, Sarah, Amanda, Tia, Riley, Kaylee, Jayden, Dylan, Jax, Brady and Logan, three sisters: Rose (George) Kubczak, Geri (Art) Bukowski and Joan (Robert) Groch and one brother in-law Loyd Anderson.  Val was predeceased by a sister, Rita Anderson.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday July 1, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.  at               Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish-St. Hyacinth Church.   Fr. Rick Filary will celebrate Mass and private inurnment will be in Floral Gardens Cemetery.  Friends may call at the church only on Friday, July 1, 2016 from 9:00 am until the time of Mass.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to “Family Wishes.”  www.ambrosefuneralchapel.com

Carol A. Michalak

Saturday, June 25th, 2016

michalakphotoCarol passed away Friday, June 24, 2016 at McLaren Bay Region, age 75.  She was born January 18, 1941 in Bay City to the late Frank and Victoria (Nowakowski) Michalak, Jr. and has lived in Bay City all her life.  Carol was employed with Bay Glass Company and a member of Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish-St. Hyacinth Church.  She was also a member of the Altar and Rosary Societies, church choir, Sacristan and A.B.W.A.  Carol was devoted to her church and faith.  She also, kept several people in her prayers daily by lighting votive candles for them in church.  Carol enjoyed bowling, polka music, dancing and trying her luck at the casinos.

Surviving are many dear friends, Tim and Michele Wisniewski, Barb Wisniewski, Carl Carlton, Paul and Anne Wisniewski, Kris and Gary Wiedyk, Mike and Sharon Pagryzinski, William and Michele Pagryzinski, and all of their respective families and also the Jozwiak and Roznowski Families.  Carol was predeceased by Tom and John Wisniewski, Esther Pagryzinski, and Henrietta Carlton.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 10:00 am at Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish-St. Hyacinth Church.  Fr. Rick Filary will celebrate Mass and interment will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Ambrose Funeral Home on Wednesday from 4:00 to 8:00 pm and at church on Thursday after 9:00 am.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to St. Jude Children Hospital or Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish.

Gerald W. Arney

Friday, June 17th, 2016

Midland, Michigan

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    Gerald passed away unexpectedly Thursday, June 16, 2016 at MidMichigan Medical Center, age 70.  He was born December 1, 1945 in Cleveland, Ohio to the late Al and Carol (Leslie) Arney.  He married Patricia Kaye Glazier on October 17, 1992 and she survives him.  Gerald was a Vietnam veteran and served his country with the US Navy.  He was the Past Commander, life member and very active volunteer of the VFW Post #3651, Amvets #3652 and DAV, all located in Midland.  He enjoyed playing pool, being on his computer and his favorite dog and companion, Cory.

Surviving is his beloved wife, Patricia, six children: Tammy (Danney) Matthews, Howard (Heather) Gibelyou, Jr., James Gibelyou, Cheryl (John) Grace, Rebecca (Denny) Montgomery and Adam (Katie) Arney, 16 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, two brothers and two sisters; Roger (Sheila) Arney, Brian (Jill) Arney, Jaunita (Dave) Rose, Sandra Draukulich, six brother’s in-laws and three sister’s in-law: Frank (Nancy) Glazier, Harley (Donna) Glazier, Robert (Delores) Glazier, Bud (Joyce) Glazier, Nancy Cameron, Mollie Rewers, Donna O’Malley, Jim (Tina) Glazier and Larry (Kay) Glazier.  Gerald was predeceased by a daughter Christy Gagon.

A Memorial Service and Celebration of Gerald’s life will be held Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 12:00 noon at the VFW in Midland, 3013 Bay City Road, Midland.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to “Family Wishes.”

Leonore C. Kula

Monday, June 13th, 2016

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Our beloved mother and grandmother passed away Sunday, June 12, 2016 at McLaren Bay Region, age 96. Leonore was born October 5, 1919 in Bay City to the late Leon and Martha (Jeske) Latocki. She married Albert E. Kula, Sr on June 25, 1938 and he predeceased her on November 10, 1975. Leonore was a life member of Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish-St. Stanislaus Church, the Mother’s Club, Senior Citizens and Felician Sisters Auxiliary. Together with her husband Albert, they owned and operated The Tasty Restaurant, Westown Cafe and Kula’s Drive Inn. Leonore was an amazing cook and famous for her potato salad and masterful cake decorating skills. She enjoyed sewing, making ceramics and anything to test her artistic skills.

Surviving are three daughters: Jackie Oltman, Sandy Bouza, and Rochelle (Ed) LeBourdais, three sons: Dennis (Sue) Kula, Albert (Jane) Kula, Jr and Larry (Lori) Kula, 20 grandchildren, 38 great grandchildren, two great great grandsons, two brothers, Chester (Pauline) Latocki and Victor Latocki and two sisters in-law, Phyllis and Barbara Latocki. Leonore was predeceased by five brothers: Al (Evelyn) Malusi, Edward Malusi, Marion (Dorothy) Latocki, Floyd Latocki and Raymond Latocki, five sisters: infants, Helen and Mary Malusi, Frances (Joe) Bouza, Florence (Floyd) Seidel, Angie (Art) Mieloch, two sons in-law, Lenny Bouza and Jerry Oltman, one grandson in-law, Russ Marvin, two sisters in-law, Charlotte Latocki and Mary Latocki, one brother in-law, Jack Ebel and eight brothers and sisters in-law from the Kula’s side of the family.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 1:30 pm at Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish-St. Stanislaus Church. Fr. Rick Filary will celebrate Mass and interment will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery. Friends may call at the Ambrose Funeral Home on Tuesday from 4:00 to 8:00 pm and Wednesday at church after 12:30 pm. A Parish Vigil Service for Leonore will be held Tuesday at 7:00 pm at the funeral home. Members of Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish will pray the Rosary for Leonore in church Wednesday at 12:30 pm. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to “Family Wishes.”

The Kula family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Diane, Kim and Chris at Bay Medical Care Facility 2-West for the many years of dedicated service and compassion they gave Leonore and her family when it was needed most.  

Paul V. “Rosey” Roznowski

Saturday, June 11th, 2016

roznowskiphotoPaul passed away peacefully Friday, June 10, 2016 in the loving arms of his wife “Mrs. Roz”, he was just 73 years old. He was born December 20, 1942 in Bay City to the late Edwin and Cecelia (Bielski) Roznowski. Paul married the love of his life and blessing to the end Susana M. Cervantes in St. John’s Catholic Church in Essexville on August 7, 1965 and she survives him. He retired from the Dow Chemical Company in Midland after 30 years of dedicated service and was a member of Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish-St. Hyacinth Church. Paul was a generous and anonymous donor to church, groups within church and anyone in need. He also used his Christmas bonus every year to help two families in the community, so they would have a blessed Christmas as well as his family would. Paul was an avid motorcycle rider and did several rallies a year. He was a member of the Saginaw BMW Motorcycle Riders and fulfilled a dream trip, when he rode his motorcycle to the Arctic Circle and back. Paul drove Datsun 510′s at the Waterford Race Track and was the best self taught harmonica player, from camp fire songs to blues he could play them all. One of Mrs. Roz and Paul’s favorite memories was when they spent their anniversary taking a trip to the tip of Maine with Paul navigating his BMW and Mrs. Roz right next to him in a sidecar.

Surviving is his loving wife, Sue “Mrs. Roz”, four children: Lisa (Kevin) Mehlhose, David (Laura) Roznowski, Matthew (Karen Henning) Roznowski and Susan (Nik) Bachman, three grandchildren: Evan (May) Mehlhose, Lydia Mehlhose and Macala (Carlos Martinez) Roznowski, one great granddaughter, Evalyn Rose Mehlhose and great granddaughter on the way in July Isabel Martinez, one brother Thad (Barbara) Roznowski, one sister Rita Wells and many beloved Cervantes family members. Paul was predeceased by two grandsons, Joseph and Victor Mehlhose and a brother in-law Donald Wells.

The Funeral Mass will be held Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 10:00 am at Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish-St. Hyacinth Church. Fr. Rick Filary will celebrate Mass and interment will follow in St. Stanislaus Cemetery. Friends may call at the Ambrose Funeral Home on Wednesday from 2:00 to 8:00 pm and at church on Thursday after 9:00 am. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the American Heart Association or Juvenile Diabetes.

Paul’s parting words to all: Always remember to hug and kiss your children and be big enough to say, “I’m sorry” if you have done something wrong.

Stephen R. Kaznowski

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

Bay City, Michigan

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Mr. Kaznowski passed away Thursday, June 9, 2016 at Bay Shores Nursing Center, age 66.  He was born August 21, 1949 in Bay City to the late Stanley A. and Diantha (Webster) Kaznowski.  Stephen was a Vietnam veteran and served his country with the US Army.

He retired from the Bay County Golf Course as a groundskeeper.  He enjoyed jigsaw puzzles and  things of nature.  He was also, interested in science, history and astronomy.

Surviving are his siblings: Dianne (Vern) Regehr, Mary (Dave) Michalak and John Kaznowski.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 10:00 am at Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish-St. Stanislaus Church.  Fr. Rick Filary will celebrate Mass and military honors, under the auspices of the Bay County Veterans Council will be held in the plaza of church following Mass.  No visitation will be at Ambrose Funeral Home or at church before Mass.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the Michigan Nurses for Life or “Family Wishes.”