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Anthony F. Borowiak

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Anthony F.” Tony” Borowiak, 87, loving husband, father, and “papa,” passed away at his home in Gaylord on July 8, 2020.

Tony was born in Gaylord on September 23, 1932, the son of Steve and Frances (Jonas) Borowiak.  He graduated from St. Mary High School and soon after proudly served in the United States Army.

On October 24, 1988, in St. Ignace, he married Carolyn Kozlowski.

He worked as a security guard for Standard Products for several years and later retired from the Gaylord Auto Auction, where he had worked in the maintenance department.

Tony will be remembered for his generous heart and his friendly spirit.  He was always one to lend a helping hand or strike up a conversation.  If Tony were ever missing, he could usually be found on his favorite swing.

He was a member of St. Mary Cathedral parish, a 4th-degree member of St. Mary Knights of Columbus, a member of the Golden Age Fraternal Order of Eagles and a member of the VFW -Post #1518.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary Cathedral on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. from St. Mary Cathedral.

Visitation will be held at St. Mary Cathedral on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services.

Tony is survived by his wife, Carolyn; his daughter, Terri-Lynn (Borowiak) Nelson; his son, Chester (Annaliese) Irland; 8 grandchildren; his siblings, Chester (Pat) Borowiak, and Romaine Baumgardner; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Steve and Frances Borowiak; his sister, Theresa Ralston; brother-in-law, James Baumgardner; and his father- and mother-in-law, Chester and Betty (Lobsinger) Kozlowski.

Memorial contributions in memory of Tony Borowiak may be made to the family.

5 comments on “Anthony F. Borowiak”

  1. So sorry to hear of the passing away of Tony!! He was one of our goid customers at Gaylord McDonald’s!! We all thought a lot of Tony, and so appreciated him picking up our trays in lobby and bringing them up to us, lol. He will be remembered fondly, rest in peace!

    • So sorry to hear of the passing away of Tony!! He was one of our good customers at Gaylord McDonald’s!! We all thought a lot of Tony, and so appreciated him picking up our trays in lobby and bringing them up to us, lol. He will be remembered fondly, rest in peace!

      • Tony was always so kind to us when we lived across the street. I’m sorry to hear of his passing. Take care.

        • My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

          I have known Tony for many years dating back to the oil field days when he worked for Jerry Haskin’s trucking. I will miss talking to him when we would run into each other at Meijers and talked about the old days! I always looked forward to our visits when we crossed paths and caught each other up on the local happenings!

          RIP Tony, you are in the arms of our lord and we will all see each other in the near future!

          Vince

          • Richard Shavinski CSA

            To My friend and neighbor, Tony. I just found out today that Tony passed away in July. Our belated condolences go out to your family. I will miss Tony stopping by on the corner of
            Fouth and Maple to chat for quite some time. I will miss his presense after mass. Eternal rest grant unto him, Oh Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him.
            The Shavinski’s (CSA neighbors)

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