OBITUARY

Joseph S. Gradowski

September 28, 1946September 24, 2020

Joseph Stanley Gradowski, age 73, of Macomb, Michigan passed away on September 24, 2020. He is the beloved husband of 50 years to Josephine Gradowski; Loving father of Joseph (Ann) Gradowski, Julie (Brant) Wilson, and Joanne (Michael) Ross; Cherished grandfather of Sophia, Hannah, Austin and Jack; Dear brother of Mary (Michael) Pore. Joseph is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph A. and Anna Gradowski, and his siblings, Valeria, Theresa and Tom.

Joseph was born on September 28, 1946 in Detroit, Michigan, and lived his whole life as a Metro-Detroit area resident. He was married to his wife, Josephine, for 50 years. Together he and Josephine raised a family of 3 children and 4 grandchildren. In particular, he really enjoyed the time he was able to spend with his grandchildren. He earned his Bachelors of Science from Wayne State University, and became a pharmacist who helped many people. He had a lifelong love of golf, and after he retired, he enjoyed weekly golf outings with his friends. He was a devoted member and usher at Relevant Community Church in Marine City. He will be dearly missed by those who knew him.

A visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 from 10 AM, until time of the funeral service at 12 PM, at Hope Community Baptist Church, 42259 Hayes Road, Sterling Heights, MI. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery, 18201 Clinton River Road, Clinton Township, MI. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in his memory to the Alzheimer’s Association or the American Heart Association.

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.resurrectionfuneralhome.com

  • FAMILY

  • Josephine Gradowski, Wife
  • Joseph (Ann) Gradowski, Son
  • Julie (Brant) Wilson, Daughter
  • Joanne (Michael) Ross, Daughter
  • Sophia, Hannah, Austin and Jack, Grandchildren
  • Mary (Michael) Pore, Sister
  • Joseph is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph A. and Anna Gradowski, and his siblings, Valeria, Theresa and Tom.

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    Tuesday, September 29, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, September 29, 2020

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Matthew Pore

September 30, 2020

Aunt Josephine, my heart aches for you. To my cousin's I am deeply sorry. To all my cousin's through marraide and their children ( Pets too ) my deepest condolences. To my Mother Mary there are no words to express the bond that we have. My heart feels heavy with the loss of a friend, my Uncle and your brother I'm sure it's safe to say that the world as we know it has forever changed. Uncle Joe was somebody who was looked up to and respected with a heart of gold. That gold shines today through his children and grandchildren. I'm sure in time when the tears dry up we will all remember how lucky we was to have him in our lives. With love to my family, I am so very sorry.

Michelle Silverman

September 30, 2020

Getting to know Joe and Josephine and their family over the years has been such a pleasure! Their thoughtful, kind and loving ways were subtle but infectious! We were so sad to hear the news of the untimely passing of the family patriarch Joe. David and I send our sympathy and condolences to all. We were so happy Joe and Josephine could be here in Florida to celebrate our daughter's wedding a few years ago. I'm including a picture of that. And a final rememberence.....Joe Really, Really LOVED ice cream!!! ❤ Our loss is truly heaven's gain.

Joe & Kathy Reno

September 29, 2020

Joe and Josephine have created memories with us that will last a lifetime. We have spent quality time with them and will cherish every second spent exchanging stories of families and daily adventures. Joe loved to help out in the kitchen while making goodies. He was especially happy to bring some home too. He was always so easy to talk to and to get along with. Such a great guy! He will be missed. He is with God 🙏💜

Bobby Zybach

September 27, 2020

So sorry to hear of the passing of Uncle Joe. I always remember Uncle Joe at the holidays playing games with us kids. He always took that extra time to spend with us and talk with us. Blessings and peace to Aunt Josephine and all my cousins and their families.

steve rhein

September 27, 2020

Joe was a incredible man of God and great friend. He will be missed greatly. See you in heaven brother!

Danny Micoff

September 27, 2020

Although I was not family, Joe always made me feel like I was. He will be extremely missed. Until we meet again my friend.

Joni Buhler

September 27, 2020

Dear Family of Joe Gradowski,
My husband and I were very saddened to hear of the passing of Joe. Our condolences and love go out to all of you, his family and friends who were a part of his life. We are so sorry for your loss. Joe was a good, upright and solid man and we will miss him.
My husband and I met Joe and Josephine about 6 years ago at church. My husband and I became fast friends with them. Joe had a way of making people feel at home. Joe was a very caring man and he always made sure people at church were greeted with a welcome and a smile. If it was raining out he would walk out to meet people in their car’s with an umbrella to usher them inside. When he and Josephine couldn’t make it to church my husband and I noticed it and missed them. At church when there were fussy children Joe and I would walk them in their strollers inside the hall or outside when it was nice. I got to know him a bit more and Joe and I would talk about God, family and his past work, etc. All while soothing the young ones. He was full of wisdom and compassion and love. He loved his family so much. I always enjoyed our Sunday morning walks with the kids and when we moved to a smaller building to worship there was no room to walk the kids and I missed that time. Sometimes I would talk at church and afterward, Joe always came up to me and thanked me and gave me encouragement. I know he meant what he said and it was a true blessing to me. That was Joe, always blessing others. My husband and I met with Joe and Josephine a few times to eat and chat. When we went to visit them in their home, we were welcomed with coffee. They were always gracious and we always enjoyed our visits with them. We will miss Joe. He was a good, quiet Christian man who lived his faith and He didn’t force his beliefs on anyone, but he most certainly lived it. We will miss you Joe.

Steve Edberg

September 26, 2020

My Uncle Joe was a great man and a huge influence in my life. He and my Aunt Josephine have been in my life from even before I was born. Growing up we always had such a fun time with my cousins and Uncle Joe was always around and a part of that. When I made my Confirmation at age 13 I chose Uncle Joe as my sponsor. Over the years he has always imparted such great wisdom that I will carry with me for the rest of my life. More recently Uncle Joe and I would occasionally get together and partake in some rousing games of cribbage. He was an excellent player and a formidable opponent. There were times I left there shaking my head in disbelief at how he would school me at that game. He was also a very talented bowler and golfer too. There was just so many things about my Uncle Joe that I loved and will miss. There are also conversations we could have had, questions left unasked and unanswered, and I very much look forward to the day where we will once again be united in paradise with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at our side to catch up on all we're going to miss for now. It's not goodbye, only a "See you later." Uncle Joe, may you rest in peace now as you step into God's glory and hear Him say "Well done my good and faithful servant."

Here is a picture of Uncle Joe holding me as a newborn with Aunt Josephine and my cousin Joe in the foreground.

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Biography

Joseph Stanley Gradowski, age 73, of Macomb, Michigan passed away on September 24, 2020. He is the beloved husband of 50 years to Josephine Gradowski; Loving father of Joseph (Ann) Gradowski, Julie (Brant) Wilson, and Joanne (Michael) Ross; Cherished grandfather of Sophia, Hannah, Austin and Jack; Dear brother of Mary (Michael) Pore. Joseph is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph A. and Anna Gradowski, and his siblings, Valeria, Theresa and Tom.

Joseph was born on September 28, 1946 in Detroit, Michigan, and lived his whole life as a Metro-Detroit area resident. He was married to his wife, Josephine, for 50 years. Together he and Josephine raised a family of 3 children and 4 grandchildren. In particular, he really enjoyed the time he was able to spend with his grandchildren. He earned his Bachelors of Science from Wayne State University, and became a pharmacist who helped many people. He had a lifelong love of golf, and after he retired, he enjoyed weekly golf outings with his friends. He was a devoted member and usher at Relevant Community Church in Marine City. He will be dearly missed by those who knew him.

A visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 from 10 AM, until time of the funeral service at 12 PM, at Hope Community Baptist Church, 42259 Hayes Road, Sterling Heights, MI. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery, 18201 Clinton River Road, Clinton Township, MI. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in his memory to the Alzheimer’s Association or the American Heart Association.

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.resurrectionfuneralhome.com

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