Edward Swanson & Son Funeral Home

30351 Dequindre Road, Madison Heights, MI


Michael T. Starosciak

January 27, 1968December 1, 2018

Michael (Mike) Thomas Starosciak, born January 27, 1968, died December 1, 2018. A dedicated, loving and proud father to Morgan Leigh and Ryan Michael. Mike was known best for his great sense of humor, smarts, and exceptional work ethic. He was born and raised in Dearborn Heights, Michigan and graduated from Divine Child High School in 1986 before earning his degree in Political Science from the University of Michigan - Dearborn. Mike enjoyed a successful career in technology, working for companies such as EDS, Henry Ford Healthcare and most recently, Meridian Healthcare. He fought an extraordinarily courageous battle with cancer since being diagnosed in 2016. In addition to his loving children, Mike is survived by parents Ted and Fran Starosciak, brothers Mark and Matt Starosciak, sister-in-law Kaye Anne (Pappas), dedicated friend and former wife Tirzah, and her husband Joe Gavlinski, five nieces and many other family members and friends. A memorial gathering will be held on Friday December 7, from 3:30 p.m. until time of memorial service 7:00 p.m. Edward Swanson & Son Funeral Home 30351 Dequindre Road Madison Heights, Michigan 48071. A memorial mass will be held in the summer of 2019. Please kindly make donations to the Hospice Care Unit at Beaumont Hospital Troy, Michigan.


Michael T. Starosciak

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Jason Kohl

December 7, 2018

I worked with Mike at Henry Ford Health System. He always told it like it was and was great to share stories with. Rest well Mike. Our sympathy to your family.

Karen J Pritchard

December 7, 2018

I had the pleasure of directing Michael in several stage productions while he attended Divine Child High School. He had a great sense of humor, eyes twinkling while he told the joke. He really took his responsibility onstage seriously and was a great addition to the shows, as well as in the classroom. Off stage, Michael was a great conversationalist, friends to many, and a genuine, good person. This has shown through the various Facebook posts over the past couple years, and he was a great parent and his pride showed through. I treasure the memories we created, and while unable to attend today, will certainly aim to attend the memorial this summer. My condolences to his family and friends.

Deb Keniston (Soens)

December 3, 2018

Mike will be missed by many. He was my first cousin. I was 14 when he was born and I remember babysitting him. We weren't in touch for a number of years because I moved to Florida. God Bless you Mike. May you rest in peace. Many prayers and love to your children, your parents and your brothers.