Barbara Ann Gulczinski

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Barbara Ann Gulczinski, known as “Barbie” to many, 57, of Bay City, our charismatic, loving, and caring mother, nana, sister, aunt, and friend passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at McLaren Bay Region. Barbie was born in Bay City on June 15, 1960, the daughter of the late Ronald and Barbara (LaFave) Gulczinski. Barbie graduated from Michigan School of the Deaf in Flint, class of 1979. She went on to be a mail clerk in Saginaw for over 25 years – she truly enjoyed her job and could always be seen with a smile on her face. Barbie was known for her wonderful sense of humor. She loved to read and enjoyed camping with family all over Northern Michigan. Above all, Barbie was very proud of her children and her grandson, she will be missed dearly. She leaves to cherish her memory, her two children: Beverly (Alex) Demeter and Brandon Brashaw; grandson, Lex Demeter; siblings, Jeffery (Janine) Gulczinski, Dawn (Ronald) Nadonly, Deborah (Steve) Gulczinski, Ronald Gulczinski, Jr., along with many nieces and nephews. Barbie’s family will be present to receive visitors on Sunday, December 17, 2017 from 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM and again on Monday, December 18, 2017 from 10:00 AM until the time of Barbie’s 11:00 AM Life Celebration at Skorupski Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 955 N. Pine Rd., Hampton Twp. Pastor Joe Atchinson will officiate with interment to be held in Floral Gardens Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to the wishes of the family. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at 

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  1. I do remembered Barbie very well at LSD and never forget the old time memories with her at LSD. She will be missed very much and I send my prayers out to her family. God Bless her! R.I.P. Barbie G!

  2. God blessing her ! She is always love u all her family and friends. She will be happy in heaven to beautiful and peacefully. Love always ! ?

  3. I will never forget about her when we met thru Luthrean School for the Deaf in Detroit til Barbara confirmation in 1974 transfer to Michigan School for the Deaf, in Flint, Michigan. She was smart and good people that they love her and miss her so much and rest in peace. I prayer for her families my symathy. I love you Barbara! And I can’t come too far from my home south Detroit Subrub. From Sheila Higgins

  4. I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. I worked with Barb for over 30 years. I last saw her in September, she gave me a big hug. Beverly and Brandon, I feel like I know you. She was so proud of you both, and updated me on all your accomplishments. May God give your family peace in this time of sorrow.

  5. Barb was a wonderful lady. She always had a great sense of humor. She will be deeply missed by all of us at 7-Eleven.
    We are so sorry for your loss.

  6. I am very sorry to hear about the passing of Barb. I worked with her at the Post Office. She was a very energetic person. Always working hard. May your family find peace during this time of mourning.

  7. I will never forgot the times that we had from middle school till we graduated, class of 1979… she was such a great woman and very sweet. My kids and I, will deeply miss her.. Rest In Peace. – David Zanavich

  8. I was shocked to hear of her passing. We worked together recently at the main PO. She was always smiling when I saw her. She now will guide you from heaven.

  9. I’m so sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of working with Barb for over 25 years. She was the one that always had a smile on her face. May your family find peace in this time of sorrow.

  10. The Oczepek and Gulczinski kids got along great with memories cherished. We knew each other as cousins. God bless.

  11. I am certainly going to miss this person with the bubbly personality. She always greeted me with a hug when I visited the Saginaw Hub. I worked with Barb for many, many years in Saginaw when it was a processing center. I had 3 employees who were deaf so, to better communicate with them, I decided to take sign language classes; it was the best thing I could have done because our level of communication was much greater. May the grace of God bring comfort and peace to each of you during this difficult time! WE WILL MISS BARB!!

    Linda Adams
    Postmaster-Merrill Michigan

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