James Anthony Landowski
January 3, 1947 ~ November 1, 2023
James Anthony Landowski, 76, of Bay City, our loving, hard working, and happy, brother, uncle, and friend passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 1, 2023, at Bay Shores Senior Care & Rehab Center. Jim was born on January 3, 1947, in Bay City and was the son of the late John and Frances (Adamski) Landowski. He resided in Bay City for his entire life, where he touched the hearts of many with his warm smile, cheerful spirit, and kind-hearted nature.
Jim spent a lot of time creating joyful memories at the family cottage in Point Au Gres, a place filled with laughter and treasured moments. He attended St. Stanislaus High School and graduated with the class of 1964. Following his education, Jim faithfully served in the Michigan National Guard as a Sergeant in the 1435th Engineer Company and the Headquarters 207th Engineer Battalion, earning an honorable discharge.
A proud and hardworking man, Jim dedicated himself to the family business, Liberty Electric, which he owned and operated for several years. Through his work at the appliance store, he became a familiar face in the south end of Bay City, building lasting relationships with countless families he served. His expertise and assistance brought comfort and joy into their homes.
Jim was a devout member of Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish – St. Stanislaus Church, where he found solace in his faith and cherished the fellowship of the congregation. Outside of his professional and religious pursuits, he found joy in the simple pleasures of life. James had an undeniable passion for hunting and embraced the thrill of the chase. He also held a unique affinity for shopping, eagerly exploring various locations, including yard sales and garage sales, finding hidden treasures wherever he went.
Jim will forever be remembered for his carefree and happy-go-lucky demeanor that brought joy to all those who knew him. His infectious positivity and genuine love for life were his trademarks, leaving an indelible mark on the hearts of family, friends, and even casual acquaintances. His presence will be deeply missed, and his memory will be cherished by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.
Jim is survived by his sister, Mary Ann Martin of Okemos and her son, Wolff; brother, Michael (Diane) Landowski of Texas and their children; sister-in-law, Audrey Landowski; special nephew, Brian Landowski and his daughter, Aimee; nephew, Mark Landowski; niece, Dr. Christa Arefieva (Dr. Alex Arefiev) and their son, Vitaliy. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his brother, Robert “Bob” and brother-in-law, William “Bill” Martin.
Final arrangements have been entrusted to Skorupski Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 821 N. Pine Rd., between Ridge & Center. Inurnment will be held privately at St. Patrick Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to the wishes of the family. The family of Jim would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Bay Shores Senior Care & Rehab Center for the wonderful care they gave. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at www.skorupskis.com