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John G. Buczek

Sunday, December 19th, 2010

Bay City, Michigan

 

     buczekphotoJohn passed away peacefully Sunday, December 19, 2010 at his home, age 61.  He was born May 4, 1949 in Bay City to the late Loretta (Wachowiak) Buczek.  John was predeceased by his loving step-father “Pa”, Joseph Stepek and his father, Frank Buczek.  He married Michele L. Phelps in St. Joseph Catholic Church on June 21, 1969 and she survives him.  John served his country in the US Army Reserves for eight years.  He was a machine assembler at Newcor Inc., for over 20 years and was currently in the skilled trade machine repair department at Delphi/Nexteer Automotive.  John was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church and enjoyed golf with his son, daughter and granddaughter.  He also enjoyed bowling and vacations with his wife.  John especially loved spending time with his family.  He was a special family man and will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

     Surviving is his wife, Michele, his son, Corey and Lecia Buczek, his daughter, Renee L. Buczek, his granddaughter, Kenedy Buczek, John’s special dog, Nikki “Poochie”, one brother, Leonard Buczek, one sister, Andrea Deshaw, two sister in-laws: Pam Schatzer and Kip LeBeau, very special aunt and uncle, Cathy and Ed Wachowiak, and several other aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.  John was predeceased by his father and mother in-law, Kyle and Mary Phelps, one brother in-law, Terry Schatzer, and two nephews: Kyle and Michael Schatzer.

     The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at 10:00am at Holy Trinity Catholic Church.  Fr. Bert Gohm will celebrate Mass and graveside interment will follow in Floral Gardens Cemetery, under the auspices of the Bay County Veterans Council.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Tuesday from 1:00 to 8:30pm and at church on Wednesday after 9:00am.  A Parish Vigil Service for John will be held Tuesday at 7:30pm at the funeral home.  Per John’s request, memorial contributions may be directed to Multiple Sclerosis.

Ruth C. Whalen

Sunday, December 12th, 2010

Mrs. Whalen passed away Sunday morning December 12, 2010 at The Carriage House of Bay City age 91 years.  Daughter of the late Rev. Fred E. & Louise A. (Lauchner) Wager Sr., she was born August 19, 1919 in Saginaw, Michigan.  She married James Roy Whalen April 24, 1940.  He predeceased her August 19, 1983.  Ruth was a former member of First Baptist Church of Essexville and loved spending time with her family especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

 

Surviving are two children: James R. (Yvonne) Whalen II., Kathy (Joe) Winchell, six grandchildren: Trevor (Kelly) Winchell, Tanya (Brandon) Howell, Tracy Whalen & her special friend: Pat Swanton, Jason (Mandee) Winchell, Tammy Whalen & her special friend: Andy Eastman, Cory Winchell, seven great-grandchildren: Zachary, Breann, Libby, Indee & Ajae Winchell, Madison and Cooper Howell.  Also surviving are three sisters, two sisters in-law, two brothers in-law and many nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by several brothers and sisters and several brothers in-law and sisters in-law.

 

Per Ruth’s request cremation has taken place and there will be a Memorial Service on Wednesday December 15, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. from the Squires Funeral Home.  Nancy Rivet will officiate.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Wednesday from 2 – 8 p.m.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider family wishes.

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Anthony L. Lukowski Jr.

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

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Our loving husband, father, grandfather, son and brother passed away Thursday December 2, 2010 at Brian’s House age 53 years.  He was born September 30, 1957 in Bay City.  He married the former Abby Martinez who he loved and adored very much on September 8, 2001.  She survives him.  Tony was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  He enjoyed fishing and hunting.

 Surviving besides his wife Abby, he leaves one son; Matthew Guoan, three step-children; Nicole (Christopher) Cusic, Luke Heinlein, Terra Kowalski, four grandchildren; Paula, C.J. & Alexander Cusic and Ayden Snyder.  Also surviving is his parents; Anthony & Maxine Lukowski Sr., his mother in-law and father in-law; Robert & Josie Martinez, two brothers and a sister; Alan (Connie) Lukowski, Brian Lukowski, Sue (Alan) Kusmierz, his favorite uncle; Dave Brzezinski and several nieces and nephews.

 A memorial service will take place Tuesday December 7, 2010 at 5:00 p.m. from the Squires Funeral Home.  His father in-law Robert Martinez will officiate.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Tuesday from 1 – 5 p.m.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider family wishes.

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Leonard J. Rasmer

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

Bay City, Michigan

 Our Loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather passed away Thursday morning December 2, 2010 age 86 years.  Son of the late Theodore & Florence (Janowicz) Rasmer he was born February 26, 1924 in Bay City.  He married the former Sophie Wilk on October 18, 1947 in St. Stanislaus Kostka Church.  She predeceased him September 20, 2007.  Mr. Rasmer served in the U.S. Army Air Corp. during WWII and retired from G.M. Grey Iron Foundry.  Leonard was a member of St. Stanislaus Kostka Church and St. Stan’s A.C.

 Lenny treasured and enjoyed family time and especially being involved with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  He was an avid bowler and enjoyed visiting the casino’s with Sophie. Lenny was a frequent visitor to Tuthills to purchase instant lottery tickets.

 Leonard is survived by his three children; Charlie Rasmer, Patricia and Mark Zanotti and Rick and Jill Rasmer.  Papa is also survived by nine grandchildren; Amanda Rasmer & her fiancé Adam Fleminger, Alex Rasmer, Rachel Rasmer, Renee Rasmer & her fiancé Adam Vrable, Jennifer & Adam Zanotti, Andrew (Slick) Zanotti & special friend; Christina Howe, C.J. & Katie Zanotti, Anne & Joe Blaskowski, four great-grandchildren; Owen & Adalyn Zanotti, John & Abe Blaskowski, one brother; Ted Rasmer, a sister;  Romaine (Len) Novak, one sister in-law; Helen Jaswilkowski, a brother in-law; Joe Wilk and several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by a sister in-law; Gerry Rasmer.

 Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday December 6, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. from St. Stanislaus Kostka Church.  Rev. Fr. Loren M. Kalinowski will officiate with private burial in St. Patrick Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Sunday from 1 – 8 p.m. and at the church on Monday after 9:00 a.m.  There will be a parish vigil service for Lenny at 7:00 p.m. Sunday.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider St. Stanislaus Parish Campus Fund or St. Hedwig Church.

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Paul A. Martinez

Saturday, November 27th, 2010

Bay City, Michigan

 Mr. Martinez passed away Saturday November 27, 2010 at the Bay Regional Medical Center age 72 years.  Son of the late Hipolito & Eloise (Andrade) Martinez he was born January 26, 1938 in San Marcos, Texas.  Paul worked for the Michigan Laborer’s Union of Michigan before retiring.

 Surviving are eleven children, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, two brothers, two sisters and a very special friend; Polly.  He was predeceased by a son.

 A memorial service will take place Thursday December 2, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. from the Squires Funeral Home.  Paul’s brother Robert Martinez will officiate with private inurnment in St. Patrick Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Thursday after 1:00 p.m.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider family wishes.

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Earl E. Woods

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

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Mr. Woods passed away Tuesday November 23, 2010 at Brian’s House age 79 years.  Son of the late Earl Sr. & Marie (Besaw) Woods he was born September 30, 1931 in Bay City.  He married the former Kathleen M. Duso April 28, 1956.  She survives him.  Earl served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict.  He worked for CSX Central Michigan Railroad for 25 years before retiring.  Earl was a member of St. Joseph Church.

 Surviving besides his wife Kathleen he leaves three children; Michelle Biniecki, Jennifer Bradford-Grzybowski and her husband Richard, William (Anita) Woods, thirteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  Also surviving are two brothers and a sister; Bernard (Mary Lou) Woods, Mary Jean McInerney, Michael (Helen) Woods, one son in-law; William Hilbrandt and a sister in-law; Noreen Woods.  He was predeceased by a daughter; Roberta Hilbrandt and a brother; Jerry Woods.

 Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday November 27, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. from St. Joseph Church.  Rev. Fr. Dale Orlik will officiate with burial in Calvary Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Friday from 2 – 8 p.m.  There will be a parish vigil service for Earl at 6:00 p.m. Friday.  In lieu of flowers those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Brian’s House.

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