In memory of
James A. Wawrzyniak
4/27/1924 - 4/14/2017 James A. Wawrzyniak of Muskegon, MI was born on April 27, 1924 to the late Joseph and Mary (Janowski) Wawrzyniak and passed away under the loving care of his family and Brookhaven staff on April 14, 2017. While in high school he was an exceptional athlete and was proudly part of St. Mary's 1941 'Irish' football team that would be the first undefeated and untied team in the history of the school. He was listed as one of the outstanding players of that season. He served, honorably, his country in World War II in the United States Navy. He retired from Teledyne Continental Motors. Jim also tended bar for many years for Mike's Tavern and Lamp Lite Inn. He was an avid Chicago White Sox fan and enjoyed playing the game as a young man. He won state titles with the Polish Falcons fast pitch softball team. Jim loved his family and spending time with them. He is survived by his children Cathy (Tyler) Grover, Jerome (Jan) Wawrzyniak, Cleda (Lou) Schaub and JoAnna (Tom) McIntosh and by his step children Denise (Bruce) Brumm, Guy (Charlotte) Weersing, and Alex (Marcia) Wallace. Also surviving him are his 19 grandchildren and his many great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wives Beverly and Phyllis (JoAnna) and two sons Joseph Wawrzyniak and David Walsama. Services will be held at 11:00 AM Thursday, April 20, 2017 at St. Michaels Catholic Church. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services. Interment will take place in St. Mary's cemetery.
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