Kostrzewa, Roman I., Saginaw, Michigan


Beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather passed away Thursday, February 28, 2013 at Hyde Park Memory Care in Flushing, Michigan. Age 93 years. Son of the late Joseph and Helen (Dukarski) Kostrzewa, Roman was born November 18, 1919 in Saginaw, Michigan. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. Roman married Angeline R. Surian on August 25, 1945. She predeceased him June 8, 2007. Roman was employed by C & O Railroad as a freight conductor retiring in 1979. He was a member of St. Helen Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus Council #4232 and Sons of Italy. He enjoyed playing cards, Bocce Ball and especially having family and friends at their home for a good Italian dinner. Surviving are one daughter, two sons and their spouses, Mary Margaret and James Petricevic, Flushing; Donald and Brenda Kostrzewa, Waterford, Wisconsin; Dennis Kostrzewa, Raleigh, North Carolina; nine grandchildren, Stephen Petricevic, Jessica (Brian) Gardner, Emily Petricevic, Hannah (Kai) Marquardt, Katie (Dennis) Burke, Jacob Kostrzewa, Caleb (Theresa) Kostrzewa, Gabriella Kostrzewa and Javen Kostrzewa; five great-grandchildren, Jurnee Kostrzewa-Menden, Moxie Gardner and Christopher and Alexis Burke, Anna Kostrzewa; one brother, Ted and Grace (Tiny) Kostrzewa, Rhode Island; a sister-in-law, Joan Kostrzewa and numerous nieces and nephews. Roman was preceded in death by three sisters and five brothers, Cecelia Kostrzewa, Mary Macuga, Charlotte Kostrzewa, Anthony, Ed, John, Henry and Marion Kostrzewa. Funeral Liturgy will take place on Monday, March 4, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Helen Catholic Church. Rev. Fr. Ronald Wagner will officiate. Burial will take place in St. Andrew Cemetery with Military Honors conducted by American Legion Post #439. 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 2:00-8:00 p.m. and at St. Helen Catholic Church on Monday from 9:00 a.m. until time of Mass. The Knights of Columbus Council #4232 will pray the Rosary at 3:00 p.m. Sunday and a Vigil Service will take place at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to McLaren Hospice or St. Helen Catholic Church. www.snowfuneralhome.net