Smokoska, Roman C. “Smokey”, Saginaw, Michigan

Beloved father and grandfather passed away Monday, January 3, 2011 at Tendercare Saginaw. Age 93 years. Son of the late Louis and Catherine (Pawlante) Smokoska, Roman was born January 10, 1917 in Saginaw, Michigan. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII and was a member of American Legion Post #439. Roman married Genevieve T. Majorski on May 5, 1951. She predeceased him November 21, 1981. Roman was employed at The Saginaw News for 42 years. He was a member of Ss. Simon and Jude Catholic Church. He was also a member of Brothers of Koscuiszko Pulaski Club and Polish Falcons of America. Roman enjoyed watching sports and was an avid bowler. Surviving are one daughter, two sons and their spouses, JoAnne and Robert Haas, Saginaw; Daniel and Rita Smokoska, Saginaw; Stanley and Ann Smokoska, Clarkston; 9 grandchildren, Jason, Lisa, Kyle and Stacey Haas, Ryan, and Lauren Smokoska, Matthew, Ashley and Laura Smokoska; one sister, Isabel Delecki, Clio; one brother, Marvin Smokoska, Bay City; two sisters-in-law, Lillian Bolanowski and Sandy Majorski; a special friend, Stan Solek; several nieces and nephews and special canine friend, Lola. Roman was preceded in death by his grandson, Jeremy Matthew Haas; his brother, John and Mary Smokoska; three sisters, Evelyn and Leo Lazowski, Marie and Ralph Martin and Helen and John Klink; a sister-in-law, Marie Smokoska and two brothers-in-law, Chester Delecki and Gerald Majorski. Funeral Liturgy will take place at 10:30 a.m. Friday, January 7, 2011 at Ss. Simon and Jude Catholic Church. Rev. Fr. John Mancini, OSFS will officiate. Burial will take place in Mt. Olivet Cemetery with Military Services conducted by V.F.W. Post #1859. Friends may call at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Road, (between Shattuck and McCarty), where the family will be present on Thursday from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and at Ss. Simon and Jude Catholic Church from 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass. A Vigil Service will take place at 7:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Ss. Simon & Jude Catholic Church.