OBITUARY

Cecelia "Sally" Tencza

April 25, 1920July 23, 2018

Cecelia "Sally" Tencza, age 98, of Redford Township, Michigan passed away on Monday July 23, 2018. Cecelia was born April 25, 1920 in Detroit, Michigan. She was one of 4 children.

Sally was the beloved mother of Nancy (The late Ernest) Bock, and Lorraine (her husband Michael) Samarziya; Loving Granny of Ernie (his wife Nanci) Bock, Patrick (his wife Michelle) Bock, Jeannie Croket, and Lisa (her husband Aaron) Lehr. Proud great-granny of Jacob Croket, Charlize Lehr, Briana Bock, Zachary Bock, Andrew Bock, Alexander Bock, Isabella Bock, Crystal Bock and Liliana Halyckyj.

Sally was a long time member of St. John Bosco Catholic Church. Every Sunday she sat in the back pew by the candles. Sally retired after a 33 year career in the factory to start a second career that lasted another 20 years as a sandwich maker at Subway. She retired from Subway at age 90. Sally loved to keep busy up until her last days. She loved her car and was still driving herself to the store to grocery shop. She was very active and independent. She knew all of the neighbors because she walked every day and enjoyed talking with everyone on the way. Sally also enjoyed working in her garden pulling weeds and tending to her flowers. She loved to dance polkas and Sally was famous for her pierogis. She would make about 800 at a time to give out and they never went to waste. In her "relax time" she really enjoyed watching her soap operas, game shows and her cuckoo clock. Sally collected animated stuffed animals and used precious family photos to "wall paper" her walls with. Sally was a chocoholic and always had a jar of peanut M&M's by the door. Her family thinks she will be most remembered for her love of conversation. She spoke with tenacity and spoke often. There was no such thing as a quick chat when it came to talking with Sally. Of all her enjoyments in life, her passion was her family. Sally loved being a mom, granny, and great-granny. Her "wallpaper" proved that. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

Sally's family will receive friends on Thursday, July 26, 2018 beginning at 10:00 AM for a final goodbye at St. John XXIII Catholic Church, 12170 Beech Daly, Redford Township, Michigan 48239. Her life will be celebrated with a funeral Mass led by Father Gregory Piatt to begin at 11:00am. She will be laid to rest with Committal Prayers in St. Hedwig Catholic Cemetery, Dearborn Heights, Michigan.

Contributions in Cecelia's memory may be made to St. John XXIII Catholic Church, 12170 Beech Daly, Redford Township, Michigan 48239, http://stjohnboscoparish.org/.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared in the guestbook for the Tencza family. Please click on "Share a Memory"

  • FAMILY

  • Nancy (The late Ernest) Bock, Daughter
  • Lorraine (her husband Michael) Samarziya, Daughter
  • Ernie (his wife Nanci) Bock, Grandson
  • Patrick (his wife Michelle) Bock, Grandson
  • Jeannie Croket, Granddaughter
  • Lisa (her husband Aaron) Lehr, Granddaughter
  • Briana Bock, Great Granddaughter
  • Andrew Bock, Great Grandson
  • Zachary Bock, Great Grandson
  • Alexander Bock, Great Grandson
  • Crystal Bock, Great Granddaughter
  • Isabella Bock, Great Granddaughter
  • Jacob Croket, Great Grandson
  • Liliana Halyckyj, Great Granddaughter
  • Charlize Lehr, Great Granddaughter

Services

  • Final Viewing Thursday, July 26, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Thursday, July 26, 2018
  • Committal Service Thursday, July 26, 2018
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July 24, 2018

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Biography

Cecelia "Sally" Tencza, age 98, of Redford Township, Michigan passed away on Monday July 23, 2018. Cecelia was born April 25, 1920 in Detroit, Michigan. She was one of 4 children.

Sally was the beloved mother of Nancy (The late Ernest) Bock, and Lorraine (her husband Michael) Samarziya; Loving Granny of Ernie (his wife Nanci) Bock, Patrick (his wife Michelle) Bock, Jeannie Croket, and Lisa (her husband Aaron) Lehr. Proud great-granny of Jacob Croket, Charlize Lehr, Briana Bock, Zachary Bock, Andrew Bock, Alexander Bock, Isabella Bock, Crystal Bock and Liliana Halyckyj.

Sally was a long time member of St. John Bosco Catholic Church. Every Sunday she sat in the back pew by the candles. Sally retired after a 33 year career in the factory to start a second career that lasted another 20 years as a sandwich maker at Subway. She retired from Subway at age 90. Sally loved to keep busy up until her last days. She loved her car and was still driving herself to the store to grocery shop. She was very active and independent. She knew all of the neighbors because she walked every day and enjoyed talking with everyone on the way. Sally also enjoyed working in her garden pulling weeds and tending to her flowers. She loved to dance polkas and Sally was famous for her pierogis. She would make about 800 at a time to give out and they never went to waste. In her "relax time" she really enjoyed watching her soap operas, game shows and her cuckoo clock. Sally collected animated stuffed animals and used precious family photos to "wall paper" her walls with. Sally was a chocoholic and always had a jar of peanut M&M's by the door. Her family thinks she will be most remembered for her love of conversation. She spoke with tenacity and spoke often. There was no such thing as a quick chat when it came to talking with Sally. Of all her enjoyments in life, her passion was her family. Sally loved being a mom, granny, and great-granny. Her "wallpaper" proved that. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

Sally's family will receive friends on Thursday, July 26, 2018 beginning at 10:00 AM for a final goodbye at St. John XXIII Catholic Church, 12170 Beech Daly, Redford Township, Michigan 48239. Her life will be celebrated with a funeral Mass led by Father Gregory Piatt to begin at 11:00am. She will be laid to rest with Committal Prayers in St. Hedwig Catholic Cemetery, Dearborn Heights, Michigan.

Contributions in Cecelia's memory may be made to St. John XXIII Catholic Church, 12170 Beech Daly, Redford Township, Michigan 48239, http://stjohnboscoparish.org/.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared in the guestbook for the Tencza family. Please click on "Share a Memory"