June 4, 1937 - December 27, 2021
John F. Maciejewski, 84, of Bay City, went to be in Heaven at his home on the morning of Monday, December 27, 2021, surrounded by his loving family. “Big John” was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. John was born in Bay City, Michigan on June 4, 1937, the youngest of three children. He attended St. Stanislaus School from K-12. An incredible athlete, John excelled at football, basketball, and baseball, where he was honored with All-State awards in both football and basketball. John went on to play football for the University of Detroit on a full scholarship, where he played tight end. John married the love of his life, his high school sweetheart, Arlene Kowalski, on June 8, 1957 in St. Stanislaus Church. Devoted to each other for almost 65 years, they spent most of their time doing all things they loved together. John and Arlene were lifetime dance partners. Throughout the years, they attended numerous polka parties and dances with their friends. For many years, they enjoyed the Florida sunshine. Bike riding on their tandem was a summer activity they loved so much, and John’s famous saying was, “Arlene, are you pedaling?” John also enjoyed golfing, cooking, gardening, and spending time with his family. John is survived by his wife, Arlene, of 64 years; children, Barbara Rost, Steve (Lisa) Maciejewski, Cheryl (Gene) Leabu, and Kathy (Paul) MacBride; grandchildren, Elizabeth, Hannah, Caitlin, Ian, Emma, John, Graham, and Jake; 11 great-grandchildren; sister, Margaret Luczak, along with many nieces and nephews. John was preceded in death by his parents, Sigmund and Barbara (Damrau) Maciejewski; brother, Richard (Angela) Maciejewski; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Philip and Mary Przygocki, and brothers-in-law, Donald Luczak and Louis Przygocki. John's family will be present to receive visitors on Wednesday, December 29, 2021 from 3:00 PM until 8:00 PM with a 7:00 PM Vigil at Skorupski Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 821 N. Pine Rd., between Ridge & Center. On Thursday, December 30, 2021, John will be taken to Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish (St. Stanislaus Kostka Church), 1503 Kosciuszko Ave, Bay City, where visiting will continue from 10:00 AM until John's 11:00 AM Funeral Liturgy. Fr. Dale Orlik will officiate with cremation to follow. The entire family wishes to extend a heartfelt thanks to Dobson Health Care, McLaren Hospice, and his favorite nurse, Mary. Memorial contributions may be directed to JDRF or your local hospice organization. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at www.skorupskis.com.
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