Anthony B. (Tony) Chmielewski, Saginaw, Michigan

Beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather passed away Saturday, December 5, 2009 at St. Mary’s of Michigan Medical Center. Age 91 years. The son of the late Zygmund and Michaelena (Sienko) Chmielewski, Tony was born October 18, 1918 in Saginaw, Michigan. He served in the U.S. Navy during WW II and was a member of American Legion Post #439. He married Mary A. Karas on May 10, 1941. She predeceased him January 12, 2001. Tony was employed at the Saginaw County Sheriff’s Department for his entire law enforcement career. He served as a patrolman, juvenile officer and retired in 1980 as a detective. Tony was a member of Ss. Simon & Jude Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus Council #593 a life member of the Brothers of Kosciuszko Pulaski Club. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and blueberry picking with his grandchildren.  Surviving are two daughters, one son and their spouses, Marge and Ron Gorney, Saginaw; JoAnn and Tom Heinlein, Saginaw; Tony Chmielewski and Sue Graham, Saginaw; six grandchildren, Ron Gorney Jr., Mike and Kirstin Gorney, Steven and Paula Gorney, Julie Heinlein, Shari Heinlein and Matt Jones, Cameron Graham; a special great-grandson, Brenden Gorney; a brother, Edward Chmielewski, Saginaw; a sister-in-law, Agnes Chmielewski; several nieces and nephews. Tony was preceded in death by two sisters and seven brothers, Mary Szatkowski, Margaret, Walt, Casimir, Ziggy, Joseph, Albin and William Chmielewski.  Funeral Liturgy will take place 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at Ss. Simon & Jude Catholic Church. Rev. Fr. John Mancini, OSFS, will officiate. Entombment will 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 Tuesday from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and at Ss. Simon & Jude Catholic Church on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until time of Mass. There will be a Vigil Service 4:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Ss. Simon & Jude Catholic Church or the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.