Szynwelski, Bernard W. (Bernie), Saginaw, Michigan

Ivan J. Roggen, M.D.

Beloved brother, uncle and special friend passed Thursday, December 30, 2010 at Covenant HealthCare Cooper Campus. Age 84 years. The son of the late John and Anna (Herek) Szynwelski, Bernard was born October 17, 1926 in Saginaw, Michigan and was the youngest of 10 children. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during WW II and was a member of American Legion Post #439. Bernie married Avalu Clark on February 18, 1950. She predeceased him September 4, 1983. He was employed in the glass and glazing business. Bernie was a member of St. Stephen Catholic Church, the League of Catholic Women and the Knights of Columbus Council #4232. Bernie enjoyed sports especially playing football and baseball. He was proud of playing on the Saginaw High Football Team the year they won the state championship. Bernie also enjoyed playing baseball for the city leagues and attending family sporting events. Bernie leaves his dearest and best friend of 25 years, Carmen Pasternak, Saginaw; a brother Jerry Szynwelski, Ann Arbor; many nieces and nephews. Bernie was preceded in death by four sisters and four brothers, Clara Zolinski, Loretta Surian, Marian, Josephine, John, Leo, Albin and Ted Szynwelski. A special thank you to the doctors, nurses and staff at Covenant N.I.C.U.-4 East Cooper Campus for their excellent care, concern and support. Funeral Liturgy will take place 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 3, 2011 at St. Stephen Catholic Church. Rev. Fr. James Heller will officiate with burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Friends may call at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Road, (between Shattuck and McCarty), where the family will be present on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and at St. Stephen Catholic Church on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until time of Mass. The Knights of Columbus Council #4232 will pray the Rosary at 3:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to St. Stephen Catholic Church or American Cancer Society.