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 www.skorupskis.com.