Witajewski, Angeline J., Saginaw Township, Michigan


Beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at Covenant HealthCare-Cooper Campus. Age 94 years. The daughter of the late John and Blanche (Zolinski) Smokoski, Angeline was born on January 30, 1920. She married Marion (Marvin) Witajewski on August 5, 1944. He predeceased her on June 14, 1998. Angeline was extremely active in Holy Rosary Catholic Church and school where the family was a founding member and she was a long-time parishioner of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. She was an elegant dresser and window treatment designer, who worked for 16 years in the custom drapery department at Sears in downtown Saginaw and Fashion Square Mall until retiring. She and her four siblings grew up in a single-parent household during the Depression. An indomitable personality, Angeline led an active and independent life. She loved playing cards, solving crossword puzzles, and watching the Detroit Tigers. She was a multiple breast cancer survivor who instilled in her children and grandchildren a philosophy of “nothing but the best.” Surviving are two sons, Robert, a retired member of the Senior Foreign Service and Dennis (Ann L. Karas), a retired Human Resources Manager for a Government Defense Contractor; two grandsons, Jeffrey (Jan Leigh Fuller) and Bryan (Alison M. Griffin); four great-grandchildren, Jaxon, Carleigh, Carson and Adison; a sister, Lorraine; two World War II Veteran brothers, Eugene and Donald. One sister Irene (a pathbreaker for women in architecture) preceded her in death in 2011. Funeral Liturgy will take place on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. Rev. Fr. Richard Bokinskie will officiate with entombment to follow in Mt. Olivet Mausoleum. Friends may call at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Road (between Shattuck and McCarty), where the family will be present on Monday from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and on Tuesday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. www.snowfuneralhome.net