James Bardel

January 4, 1937March 24, 2013

Bardel, James “JB” Age 76 March 24, 2013

Beloved husband and best friend of Trish for 54 years. Loving father of Dan (Dina), Ken (Donna) and Debbie (Roger). Papa JB to Rhiannon, Louis, Nicole, Buddy “Zak”, Jamie, Brett, Matthew and Michael. Brother of Jerry (Vivian) Bardel. Brother in law of Tom Scott (the late Laura). Loving uncle to Chrissy and Renee.

Retired Sergeant from the Detroit Police Department after 36 years. Original member of STRESS unit, P.G.K. of Monsignor Hunt #3312, member of Police Choir Boys and a Korean War Veteran with the US Army.

Visitation Tuesday 3-9 pm at the Harry J. Will Funeral Home 37000 Six Mile Rd. in Livonia. Rosary 7pm at the funeral home. Funeral Wednesday, in state 9:00 am until the time of Mass at 9:30 am at St. Aidan Catholic Church 17500 Farmington Rd. in Livonia.


  • Visitation Tuesday, March 26, 2013
  • Rosary Tuesday, March 26, 2013
  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, March 27, 2013

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Jennifer Trzcienski

March 30, 2013

I remember as a little girl,at Cherry Hill Lanes, My Father and Grandfather bowled on the same league with JB. JB would buy my girl scout cookies and softball candy bars. He was always nice to me. I remember this one time JB gave me a London Bobby Badge which I still have to this day. He will be missed. My prayers are with His Family.

Dick Kelly

March 29, 2013

Trisha and family, I pray the general services for JB went well and the number of people who offered condolences were comforting to you. No words can take away the pain but fond memories will bring a smile to say thank you lord for saving a place for him in yor Heavenly Home. Wait till JB finds out that upstairs he is not in charge. Lots of love. dick kelly

A. B.

March 28, 2013

With deepest sympathy and condolences. May the God of peace give you strength and comfort during this time. Isa 61:2

Ken & Rose Balinski

March 27, 2013

Trish,Danny, Ken and Debbie our thoughts and prayers are with you. We are saddened at your loss. JB was a big part of my life and instrumental in helping me get on the job. I will always remember the good times at Msgr. Hunt and at St. Thomas. Eternal Rest grant unto Him O Lord.

Elizabeth (Kotlarek) Russo

March 27, 2013

My prayers are with the entire family. I was so sorry to hear about JB. I remember when I was a little girl he would always buy me Shirley temples at cherry hill lanes. He always had a couple of quarters to give me for some games too. Such a nice man. He will definitely be missed by all.

Suzanne Rarog

March 26, 2013

So Sorry for your loss. We can't be there, but our thoughts are with you and your family. We enjoyed the time we spent with him. Love Dan and Sue Rarog

March 26, 2013

Trish, Danny, Ken, & Debbie, I'm sorry I can't be there but my thoughts and prayers are with you all, you are all family. To JB, You & I had a special friendship. We had a lot of good times together like: St.Thomas baseball, Fun-O-Rama, Vegas, Bowling, K of C and picnics. I will remember those days, and keep them close in my heart. Thank you for being such a great friend. I love you, & I will miss you. Love, Charlie Trunoske (Mr.T)

March 26, 2013

Mrs. Bardel, Ken, Dan, and Debbie,
I am so sorry to hear about JB. Some of the best times I ever had was bowling with JBill Solodon

Ron Tincher

March 26, 2013

My prayers are with Jim's family. I was a rookie "cop" at the old Mcgraw precinct when I worked with Jim in a scout car. He was a mentor and taught me how to be a real cop.Jim was a cops cop and an even better human being.His tour of duty has ended and he is with God now.God bless Jim and his family, he will never be forgotten.
Ret.DPD Sgt.Ron Tincher

Denis Carmody

March 26, 2013

Mrs.B, Dan, Ken, Debbie
My prayers are with all of you in this difficult time. "JB "will be greatly missed. I remember when he coached me taught me to belive in myself. He has been called for the real journey,eternal life.
God Bless!
Deny & family