Archive for the ‘Ambrose Obituaries’ Category

Michael W. English

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

Bay City, Michigan

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Michael W. English passed away at home on Friday, October 17, 2014, age 65.  He was born to the late Fred & Mary Ann (Gallagher) English on February 9, 1949 in Bay City, MI.   Mike graduated from Bay City Central High School in 1967.  After graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard where he was stationed at Belle Isle in Detroit, then on to Alaska.  Mike often spoke fondly of his adventurous childhood growing up in Bay City and Farwell.  He enjoyed playing cards with his family, trying his luck at the casinos and enjoying the company of his two cats Chocolate & Casey. Mike retired in 2014 from Dow Corning where he worked as a computer technician.

He leaves behind a brother Jim (fiance Sandi) English; three nephews:  Dr. Jason English & Gen Morley,  Chad (Christy) English, Brad (Jill) English; three great-nephews: Shawn, Carter & Austin and one great-niece Sarah; his Aunt Jo and Uncle Al Whitney, Uncle Russ Gallagher; and his cousins Robert Whitney, Randi (Wally) Phillips, Dr. Robin Whitney, Sherry (Mike) Stater, Rick Gallagher.  Also leaves behind his extended family: Norma English, Todd (Linda) English & Jeff (Donna) English and good friends Kathy English and Craig.  Mike was predeceased by his maternal grandparents: James & Helen (Russell) Gallagher.

Cremation has taken place.  A private service will take place with family at a later date.

Mary S. Napieralski

Saturday, October 18th, 2014

Bay City, Michigan

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     Mary passed away Friday, October 17, 2014 at Smith Street Assisted Living, age 76.  She was born April 10, 1938 in Pinconning to the late Edward and Stella (Sowa) Maida.  Mary married Richard Napieralski on July 12, 1957 and he predeceased her on April 20, 1981.  She was a member of Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish-St. Hyacinth Church and the Daughters of Isabella.  Mary enjoyed working in her flowers, gardening, bingo and dancing. 

     Surviving are three children: Debra (Al) Volders, Thomas (friend, Molly) Napieralski and John (Christy) Napieralski, three grandchildren: Cameron (friend, Nichole Swope) Volders, Sierra and Alexa Napieralski, four brothers: Bernard (Janet), Raymond (Mary Ann), Thomas (Ashley) and Paul (Carol) Maida, one sister, Dorothy (Donald) Callender, numerous nieces and nephews.  Mary was predeceased by a grandson, Brandon Volders, her father and mother in-law, Edward and Marie Napieralski and two brother in-laws, Robert and Ronald Napieralski.

     The Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 11:00am at the Ambrose Funeral home.  Fr. Jerzy Dobosz will officiate and interment will follow in St. Stanislaus Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 2:00 to 8:00pm and Tuesday after 10:00am.

     The Volders and Napieralski families would like to thank Michelle, Larry, Kendra and Brittany at Smith Street Assisted Living for their kind, compassionate and loving care they gave Mary.

Evelyn M. LaFond

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

LaFondphoto030Evelyn M. LaFond, our loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister was called home to be with the Lord on Monday, October 13, 2014, at her home surrounded by her loving family, at the age of 90.  She was born May 15, 1924 in Bay City to the late Stanley and Frances (Jarczynski) Rytlewski.  She married Clarence C. “Harry” LaFond, November 13, 1948 in St. Stanislaus Kostka Church.  He predeceased her February 18, 2005.  Evelyn worked at Briggs in Detroit during WWII and later worked at Prestolite for many years before retiring.  Evelyn was a member of Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish – St. Stanislaus Kostka Church and the League of Catholic Women & Men.  She truly enjoyed crocheting, needlepoint, making ceramics and cooking.

 

Surviving are two children; Alan LaFond, Janet (Alan) Pfund, six grandchildren;  Melissa LaFond, Maggie (Eric) Potter, Amber (Brandon) Sorenson, Tracey (Kelly) Larges, Holly (Ken) Jezowski, Angela (Todd) Schalk.  Fifteen great-grandchildren; Kelsie, Dustin, Becca, Kennedy, MacKenzie, Collin, Owen, Emma, Kenlee, Gracie, Baleigh, Hannah, Peyton, Caden and Riley.  Also surviving are five sisters and a brother; Rose Pauwels, Helen Balderama, Mary Ann Baumer, Arlene (Ed) Grusczynski, Margie Jaynes, Joseph (Beverly) Rytlewski and many nieces and nephews.

 

The family would like to thank Home & Hospice Advantage and especially Marina, Dorothy and Michelle for the wonderful and compassionate care given to Evelyn along with the care of a very special friend, Cheryl Pauwels.

 

Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, October 17, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. from Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish – St. Stanislaus Kostka Church.  Fr. Jerzy Dobosz will officiate with burial in St. Stanislaus Cemetery.  Friends may call the Ambrose Funeral Home on Thursday from 2- 8:00 P.M. and at the church on Friday after 9:00 A.M.  Members of Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish will pray the rosary at 2:00 P.M. Thursday followed by a Parish Vigil Service for Evelyn at 7:00 P.M.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish – St. Stanislaus Kostka Church.

www.ambrosefuneralchapel.com

Donald D. Larson II.

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

larson-photoDonald D. Larson II. surrounded by his family was called home to be with the Lord after a lengthy illness on Wednesday October 8, 2014 at the age of 48.  He was born December 30, 1965 in Ft. Wayne Indiana.  Don graduated from Cadillac High School and later attended Tampa Technical Institute in Tampa, Florida and received his Associate Degree in Commercial Arts.  Don had previous worked with problem children and most recently was a Graphic Artist for an advertising company.  He truly loved life and his family and was an avid collector of comic books and collectibles.  Don enjoyed golfing, bowling, riding his motorcycle and anything to do with art.

 

Surviving is his father and mother; Donald and Janice (Lennon) Larson, one brother, Scott (Jessie) Larson and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

 

Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, October 24, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at All Saints Parish – St. James Church.  Fr. Steve Fillion will officiate with burial in Floral Gardens Cemetery. Friends may call at the church only on Friday from 9:00 a.m. until time of mass.  In lieu of flowers family suggest donations to favorite charity.

www.ambrosefuneralchapel.com

 

William H. King

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

king photo_copyWilliam H. King was called home to be with the Lord on Monday, October 6, 2014, at Bay Shores Nursing Home, surrounded by his family at the age of 88.  He was born May 19, 1926 in Ferndale, Michigan to the late Raymond T. & Gladys T. (Dwyer) King.  He married the former Virginia M. Anthony, February 14, 1953 in St. James Church and she survives him.  Bill proudly served his country in the U.S. Army.  He worked at the Bay City Seaway Terminal and also worked at the Grant L. Kuhn, Company and later he retired from the Bay County Health Department.   Bill was a dedicated employee of the Ambrose and Squires Funeral Homes for many years.  Bill was instrumental in starting the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, where he served as Past President and Grand Marshall.  His Irish heritage was an important part of Bill’s life and he was a proud member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians.  Bill was very proud of his family and enjoyed spending time with them and his friends.  He was an avid gardener and was fluent in speaking many languages.  Bill was a member of Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish – St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, where he was a member of the Men’s Choir since 1970 and was also a former member of the Bay Choral.

 

Surviving besides his wife Virginia he leaves six children; William A. (Susan) King, Patrick M. (Mary) King, Marie C. (Michael) Gwizdala, Gregory J. (Sandra) King, Kevin T. King, Paul J. (Melissa) King, eleven grandchildren; Katie & Kellen King, Jammie (Tom) Lucht, Kaylee King-Balentine and her husband Branden, Michael Nitschky, Mara Gwizdala, Melissa & Annah King, Alyssa King, Phoebe & Violet King.  Also surviving are two great grandchildren; Nola Lucht, Aiden Navarro and several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by a sister, Kathleen Sturm.

 

Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. from Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish – St. Stanislaus Kostka Church.  Concelebrating will be Fr. Robert Byrne, Fr. Richard Jozwiak, Fr Bill Rutkowski and serving the mass will be Deacon Stanley Kuczynski with burial in St. Patrick Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Ambrose Funeral Home on Friday from 2-8:00 P.M. and at the church on Saturday after 9:00 A.M.  There will be a Rosary Service conducted by St. Stan’s Men’s Choir at 7:00 P.M. Friday.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish – St. Stanislaus Kostka Church or Family Wishes.

www.ambrosefuneralchapel.com

Robert L. Sisson, Jr.

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

Sterling, Michigan

(formerly of West Virginia and Bay City)

 

     Robert passed away Monday, October 6, 2014 at HenryFordHospital in Detroit, age 63.  He was born November 22, 1950 in Bay City to the late Robert L. and Edith (Kowalski) Sisson, Sr. 

     Surviving is a brother, Terry and Helen Sisson, one nephew, Wyatt (Amy) Sisson, one niece, Sarah Sisson, one great niece and two great nephews: Kayla, Dylan and Carter.

     Cremation has taken place.  A Memorial Service will be scheduled at a later date.  No visitation will be held at the Ambrose Funeral Home.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider memorials to the American Heart Association.