Maczik, Gerald R., Saginaw, Michigan

Passed away Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at his home surrounded by his family. Age 80 years. The son of the late George and Kathryn (Chrcek) Maczik Jr., Gerald was born March 28, 1935 in Saginaw, Michigan. He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of American Legion Post #439. Gerry married Arlene M. Ratajczak, his loving wife of 54 years, on May 20, 1961. She survives him. He was the co-founder of the family business, CEO of Delta Steel-Tri Steel and was active until very recently and a 52 year member of Ironworkers Local #25. Gerald was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, the Fordney Club, the Germania Towne & Country Club and a lifetime member of Elks Lodge #47. He was an avid Detroit Tiger fan and enjoyed coaching many baseball teams from Little League through high school, including American Legion Baseball. Gerry was a member of the Saginaw Sports Hall of Fame. He will be remembered for his generosity to North Saginaw Township Little League as well as to local schools for the many ways he visibly supported their sporting teams. Surviving besides his wife Arlene are two sons and their spouses, Mark and Alicia Maczik and their children Max and Molly, Freeland; Matthew Maczik and former daughter-in-law, Liz, and their children Brandi and Brody; several nieces and nephews and may loving friends. Gerry’s family extends their gratitude and appreciation to Dr. Louis Byrne for his loving and compassionate care. Funeral Liturgy will take place on Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 5376 State St., Saginaw. Rev. Fr. Randy Kelly and Rev. Fr. Joseph Schabel will officiate. Friends may call at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Road, where the family will be present on Friday from 2-8 p.m. and at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass. Private interment will take place Monday at St. Andrew Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Michigan Special Olympics or the Eastside Soup Kitchen.