Raymond Thomas Zukowski, 83, of Union Pier MI passed away on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at his home.
A private graveside service will be held at a later date.
Raymond was born October 15, 1931 in Detroit, MI the son of the late Chester and Theresa (Pokora) Zukowski. One of 5 brothers, Ray was a proud Veteran of the US Air Force awarded a National Defense Service Medal in 1951. He was proud of his large extended family, mostly from the Detroit area, keeping in touch with family and friends via the internet in his senior years. He was devoted to his dogs, had a passion for good beer, loved crossword puzzles, was an avid sports fan, loved cooking (eating) and had a sharp wit. He was taken away unexpectedly during a struggle with pneumonia. Many friends, neighbors, cousins and family have expressed sadness and shock at his sudden passing. Please remember him with a comment here online.
Survivors include his children: William Roland (Maribeth) Barrett of Wheaton, Il, James Edward Zukowski of Benton Harbor, MI, Raymond Thomas (Helen) Zukowski, Jr. & Teresa (Chris) Duvall of Lombard, Il., Marjorie Ann (Russell) Johnson of Sterling, Il; grandchildren: Raymond Thomas Zukowski III (born on his birthday) William, Margie, Amanda, Nicole, Allie, Marie, Bridget, William, Theodore, Loren, Shannon, Robert, Frederick, Sydney, and many great grandchildren; brothers: Robert (Lena) Zukowski of Detroit, MI and Daniel (Margaret) Zukowski of Virginia; and many cousins, nephews and nieces. Raymond was also preceded in death by two brothers: Chet and Tommy; his beloved mother Theresa Zukowski, and two beloved grandchildren, Kendra & Kristen.
We found this prayer card on Dad’s kitchen table and ask that if you feel inclined recite the prayer in his remembrance...Prayer to St. Jude; Oh glorious apostle St. Jude, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, the name of the traitor who delivered thy beloved Master into the hands of His enemies has caused thee to be forgotten by many, but the Church honors and invokes thee universally as the patron of hopeless cases--of things despaired of. Pray for me who am so miserable; make use, I implore thee, of that particular privilege accorded thee of bringing visible and speedy help where help is almost despaired of. Come to my assistance in this great need, that I may receive the consolations and succor of heaven in all my necessities, tribulations and sufferings, particularly (mention your request), and that I may bless God with thee and all the elect throughout eternity. I promise thee, O blessed St. Jude, to be ever mindful of this great favor, and I will never cease to honor thee as my special and powerful patron, and to do all in my power to encourage devotion to thee. Amen
A Private Graveside Service will be held at a later date