John Chulski

December 2, 1928January 26, 2013
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John Albert Chulski, age 84, of Grand Rapids, passed away on Saturday, January 26, 2013. He was born in Grand Rapids on December 2, 1928 to John Charles and Helen (Stankey) Chulski. John was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army having served at the end of WWII. He retired from Ameritech after 41 years of dedicated service and was a member of St. Aphonsus Catholic Church. Surviving is his loving wife of 54 years, Faye; 3 daughters, Karen (Steve) Salyer, Kathy (Michael) Glynn and Kimberly (Thomas) Sapkowski; 9 grandchildren, Sarah, Matthew, Ryan and Patrick Salyer, Megan, Daniel, and Thomas Glynn, Peter and Katherine Sapkowski. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews and special friends. John was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Ted and Herman Chulski and 2 sisters, Genevieve Kalczuk and Virginia Chulski. A mass of Celebration will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 31, 2013 at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, 224 Carrier St. N.E. with Rev. Patrick Grile C.Ss.R. as celebrant. The family will receive friends at Reyers North Valley Chapel, 2815 Fuller Ave. N.E. on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. with the rosary being prayed at 8:00 p.m. The family will also receive friends at the church on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at 11:00. Those desiring are asked to consider a contribution to St. Alphonsus Food Pantry in memory of Mr. Chulski.


  • Visitation Wednesday, January 30, 2013
  • Visitation Wednesday, January 30, 2013
  • Rosary Wednesday, January 30, 2013
  • Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, January 31, 2013

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May 13, 2013

Dear Mr. Chulski, I will always remember how kind you were to me. I appreciated your daughter Karen as my dear friend. To the family I am so very sorry for your loss. I know how you all feel because I lost my Dad in August of 2012. love Cindy Bier

Chris (Hawley)McKenzie

January 30, 2013

As I was growing up I remember you as a warm, friendly, and thoughtful neighbor always greeting people with a warm smile and asking them how they were doing with a handshake or a hug and addressing them by their first name. I remember seeing you out on your yard day in and day out manicuring your grass and hedges. I often thought if there was a contest for the best looking yard in the neighborhood you would had won first prize. You and Mrs. Chulski not only were good neighbors but stayed long time friends with my Mom and our family when we moved out of the neighborhood. You were good people to us and we were truly blessed to have known you. God Bless You Mr. Chulski
May You Rest In Peace.
A long time neighbor and family friend,

Jack & Beth DeWildt

January 30, 2013

Our thoughts are with you Faye, and your family. Jack worked with you and John at Michigan Bell for years. May these few words of sympathy help to comfort you, and let you know that others care about the loss you are feeling.

January 29, 2013

You'll always be remembered as one good MBT man. You were always great to be around and a good worker. Will miss you but you'll have a new career in heaven. God be wilh you always.
Jim Hansen
Another MBT friend.

Bob and Anne Stoddard

January 29, 2013

Faye and Family:

So sorry for your loss. Please know that John and all of you are in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you always and all ways.

Love, Bob and Anne Stoddard

January 29, 2013

Karen and Steve,Dick and I send our thoughts and prayers to you and your family. We are sorry not to be able to come but we are down in Tucson,AZ. Bill and Linda left Sunday for Florida.I'm sure they would want me to extend their support to you. We will be thinking of you.
Dick and Judy Wooden

Barb O'Brien

January 29, 2013

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.


January 29, 2013

Aunt Faye and girls, you and Uncle John have been nothing but kind to me no matter. It is with a heavy heart that I write this. I am so very sorry for your loss, I have alot of great memories from even when Heather was little. Bless his heart.

Jackie Cook

January 29, 2013

Faye and family, I am so sorry to hear of John's passing. You both have been in my thoughts and prayers since I heard he was hospitalized. He was a great guy and will be missed. Love and blessings

Mary Chachulski Streb

January 29, 2013

so sorry for your loss I don't remember John but I do remember Herman when I was growing up May Gods light shine upon you and your family