Nowaczyk, James A., Saginaw, Michigan

Beloved husband and friend, father, grandfather and great-grandfather passed away Thursday, September 26, 2013. Age 82 years. Son of the late John and Pauline (Sikorski) Nowaczyk, James was born July 22, 1931 in Saginaw, Michigan. He graduated from St. Joseph High School in 1949. Jim served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He married Lucille (Pat) Wiktorowski on October 16, 1954. She survives him. Jim was employed by General Motors Delphi for 39 years until his retirement in 1993. He also worked part time at The Snow Funeral Home since 1963. Jim was an active member of St. Casimir Catholic Church, its Ushers Club and served as President of the Parish Council. He was also the president of the Holy Name Society, and member of D.A.V. #117, V.F.W. Post #1859, American Legion Post #229, Knights of Columbus Council #4232, Pulaski Club and U.A.W. Local #699 Retireeís. Jim was an avid bowler and an enthusiastic sports fan. Surviving besides his loving wife Pat are one daughter and two sons, Kathleen Nowaczyk, Flint; James and Judy Nowaczyk, Saginaw; Gerard S. Nowaczyk, Midland; five grandchildren, Nicole Nowaczyk, Andrew (Christi) Madrid, Jeffrey Nowaczyk, Kasey (Adam) Downing, and Hannah Nowaczyk; three great-grandsons, Dexton, Easton and Eiken; one sister and two brothers, Robert F. Nowaczyk, Panama City, Florida, Edward and Judy Nowaczyk, Saginaw; Mary and Bernard Siler, Breckenridge; his sister-in-law, Sally Nowaczyk, Alma; many nieces and nephews. Jim was preceded in death by his daughter, Geri Lynn Nowaczyk; one sister, Theresa Majewski and four brothers, Joseph, John, Stanley and Bernard Nowaczyk. Funeral Liturgy will take place on Monday, September 30, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi-St. Casimir Site, 2122 S. Jefferson, Saginaw. Burial will take place in St. Andrew Cemetery with Military Honors conducted by Bloomfield American Legion Post #229. 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 1:00-7:00 p.m. and on Monday at the church from 10:00 a.m. until time of Mass. The Knights of Columbus Council #4232 will pray the Rosary at 3:00 p.m. and a Vigil Service will take place at 6:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Parkinsonís Disease Foundation or Northwood University Baseball Program.