Obituary of Harry Jerome Roznowski
Harry Jerome Roznowski, 93, of Bay City, our father, grandpa, uncle, and friend was born into eternal life on the morning of Saturday, January 13, 2018 in Bay City. Harry was born in Bay City on April 29, 1924, the son of the late Alexander and Stella (Sobkowiak) Roznowski. He graduated from Central High School and went on to proudly serve in the U.S. Army during World War II. Harry was a Sgt. Instructor in M-1 rifles, B.A.R., flame throwers, bazookas, mortars, booby traps, and hand grenades. He also was the first to teach troops how to dig a “Foxhole.” In 1947, Harry started painting signs in Oscoda. This led to the formation of Roznowski Signs. Known for his wonderful artistic talents, Harry was also a freelance sign artist and painter for TV5, Dow, and many others. Harry was a former president of St. Stan’s A.C. and was responsible for moving the annual polish festival from Pulaski Hall to the A.C. grounds. He was also the designer of the Veteran’s Memorial Trilon located along Veterans Bridge, which he was very proud of. Harry was an avid deer hunter, hunting until his late 80’s. He will always be remembered for his beautiful landscape and portrait paintings. In 1992, Harry began reproducing seven oil paintings of nativity scenes he painted through the years, where they were on display at his home every Christmas season. His work has been featured numerous times at Studio 23 and covered by The Bay City Times, Midland Daily News, TV5, and Great Lakes Bay Magazine. He had a passion for golf, was affectionately known as “Fairway Harry,” and loved to dance with his longtime gal, Marge Supronowicz. Harry was a member of the Eagles and a parishioner of All Saints Parish (St. James Church). He leaves to cherish his memory, his three children: Mary Lynn (Ken) Gruszynski, Susan (Thomas) Leidlein, and Martin (Shamsa) Roznowski; grandchildren, Krysta (Kevin) Cook, Paul (Holly) Cwiklinski, Jessica (Brad) Calland, Michael (fiancée, Meghan Veldheer) Gruszynski, Marta (Cody Waterman) Roznowski, Mara (Andrew) Shorkey, Myles Roznowski, Nicole “Funmi” Roznowski, and Jerome “JJ” Roznowski; great-grandchildren, Keyen and Kyler Cook, Quinn Cwiklinski, Scarlett and Teagan Shorkey, and Maylene Waterman; dear friend, Kurt Zinger, along with many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Harry was welcomed home to heaven by his gal, Marge; siblings, Chet, Leonard, and, Billy, along with his former spouses, Janet Roznowski and Terri Felgenhauer Hovis. Harry’s family will be present to receive visitors on Saturday, January 20, 2018 from 12:00 Noon until Harry’s 2:00 PM Funeral Ceremony at Skorupski Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 955 N. Pine Rd., Hampton Twp. Fr. Dale Orlik will officiate with a reception to follow in The Wesley Room at Skorupski’s. Cremation will follow with the Rite of Committal to be held privately at Great Lakes National 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.