Ecarius, Michael J., Saginaw Township, Michigan

Ivan J. Roggen, M.D.

Beloved husband, father and brother passed away Monday, December 6, 2010 at the Cartwright Hospice Residence. Age 67 years. The son of the late Merle and Angelyn (Cronkite) Ecarius, Michael was born on January 29, 1943 in Saginaw, Michigan. He was married to Marlene F. Nowicki on August 1, 1964. She survives him. Michael graduated from St. Mary High School in 1961 and graduated from General Motors Institute in 1966. Michael had been employed by General Motors for 32 years and retired from Warren Tech Division in 1999. Michael was a member of St. Stephen Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus Council #4232. Surviving besides his wife Marlene, is one daughter, Christine M. Ecarius, Ormond Beach, Florida; three sisters and three brothers, James B. (Judi Jo) Ecarius, Mary Ann Smith, Margaret Merlone, twin sister Merla (Patrick) O’Donnell, Thomas (Kathryn) Ecarius, Christopher (Nancy) Ecarius, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Jeannine and David Jordon, Frank and Ila Ezop, John and Rita Ezop, Conrad and Kathryn Nowicki, Michael and Brenda Nowicki; many nieces and nephews. The Ecarius Family would like to thank Dr. Bartnik and his staff, and special friends, Jim and Barb LeRoux, Mary Ann Trier, and Barb Kusmierz for the loving care and support that they gave to them during Michael’s illness. Funeral Liturgy will take place at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, December 9, 2010 at St. Stephen Catholic Church. Rev. Fr. James Heller will officiate. Honoring Mr. Ecarius’s wishes cremation will follow and private inurnment will take place in St. Andrew Cemetery. Friends may call at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Road, (between Shattuck and McCarty), where the family will be present on Wednesday from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and at the church on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of Mass. Knight of Columbus Council #4232 will pray the Rosary at 3:00 p.m. and a Vigil Service, led by Pastoral Associate Audrey Wilson, will take place at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to St. Stephen Catholic Church or Leukemia/Lymphoma Foundation.