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Clarence Satkowiak, age 91, a kind soul and warm heart, passed away on September 27, 2018, at Brian's House following a brief battle with cancer. Clarence was born on March 10, 1927 to the late Henry and Angeline (Drzewicki) Satkowiak. His mother died at an early age leaving Clarence and his sister, Lorraine, to the care of their father. Clarence first worked at the historic Wenona Hotel in Bay City, followed by a Korean War enlistment and service as an MP with the US Army in post-war Germany. Upon returning, he went to work for Jennison Hardware as a stock man and purchaser. The next part of his work career took him to the Diesel Fuel Injection Rebuild Center where he worked delivering orders and stocking. In addition, Clarence served as an instructor and taught classes in Polish at Saginaw Valley State University. Clarence was very active in his beloved church, St. Stanislaus Kostka Church. He had a very broad involvement in community activities including serving on a funeral military honor guard; participating in the South End Citizen's Council for many years; member of the PLAV, helped to bring the USS Edson to Bay City; and assisting the Bay City Police Department secure a new fleet of patrol cars in the 1970s.
Clarence is survived by his sister, Lorraine, and many friends and extended family. He and his sister spent their entire lives together, living first in the family home on Lafayette in the South End and then sharing a condo at Bay Harbor.
A big thanks to Brian's House and their staff. Thanks, too, to the staff on the third floor at McClaren Bay City Hospital for their honesty and care for Clarence.
Due to the continued renovation of St. Stanislaus Church location. The Funeral Mass for Clarence will be celebrated Monday, October 1, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. at Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish-St. Hyacinth Church, 1515 Cass Ave., Bay City, MI 48708. Entombment will follow in St. Stanislaus Mausoleum. Friends may call at Ambrose Funeral Home on Sunday from 2:00 to 6:00 P.M. and at church on Monday after 9:00 A.M. Military Honors, under the auspices of the Bay County Veterans Honor Guard will be held at Ambrose Funeral Home Sunday at 2:30 P.M. and a Vigil Service for Clarence will follow at 5:00 P.M. If considering a remembrance for Clarence, please consider Brian's House and helping their efforts there to tend to the terminally ill. www.ambrosefuneralchapel.com