John Joseph Bialek

February 24, 1930November 5, 2018
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John Joseph Bialek, age 88, of Plymouth, Michigan passed away on Monday November 5, 2018.

Beloved husband of Merey for 63 wonderful years. Loving father of John M. (Norma) Bialek, and Roxanne Bialek. Cherished grandfather of John II Bialek, Amy Bialek, Clara Sigala, Lisa Yount, and Alexis Bialek and great grandfather of Cielo and Carina. Dearest brother of Marcella Peltier.

John was a very kind, generous, and hardworking man, always seen helping out around the house and providing for his family. He was a proud Army veteran and liked to sing in his spare time. John owned the Hy-Way Market in Taylor. Current member of Brightmoor Christian Church of Novi. He will truly be missed by all who knew him.

A visitation for John will be held Friday, November 9, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Harry J Will Funeral Homes, 25450 Plymouth Rd., Redford, Michigan 48239. Visitation will continue on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 9am until the funeral service beginning at 11:30am also at Harry J. Will Funeral Home.


  • Merey Bialek, Wife
  • John M. (Norma) Bialek, Son
  • Roxanne Bialek, Daughter
  • John II Bialek, Amy Bialek, Clara Sigala, Lisa Yount, and Alexis Bialek, Grandchildren
  • Cielo and Carina, Great Grandchildren
  • Marcella Peltier, Sister


  • Visitation Friday, November 9, 2018
  • Visitation Saturday, November 10, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, November 10, 2018

John Joseph Bialek

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Kevin Williams

November 23, 2018

My deepest sympathies for the loss of a truly kind man.
How to describe the Hy-Way Market in 1967...the rack of
Marvel and D.C. Comic Books for sale at .10c (10 "coppers"
as John would say), or the walk-in cooler on a hot July day.

John always had an encouraging word and more than once
put us knucklehead kids on the right path.

-Kevin Williams

Michael Barigian

November 12, 2018

Wow, it’s been many many years since we last saw each other. I was shocked to hear of the passing of my uncle John. I’m so very sad for you aunt Merey, Johnny and Roxanne. He was a great guy always made me laugh. The almighty God has bigger and better plans for all of us. Once again da sad for your loss Godspeed uncle John...

Robert Blackwell

November 10, 2018

Mrs Bialek , John ,Roxanne ,
So sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers and sympathy for you all. I didn't know of the funeral today but I know the Lord was there. Peace and comfort to you all..πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

Keith Williams

November 10, 2018

I'm sorry for your loss. Although I can't be there today, I have many memories of the family from growing up in the Ames Highway neighborhood. We used to collect 2 cent deposit bottles from the neighborhood, go to the Hy-way Market (which all the kids called "Jacks" after his father) and they would let us turn them in for snacks & pops and allow us to sit on the stairway railings at the rear of the store. I'm sure we were sometimes a nuisance but "Johnny" (as we called him then) would let us hang out anyway. Later, when our business was located a block away, Johnny would hand cut steaks on the giant butcher block in the back room. He was always upbeat, had a smile & a good word for everyone. He represented what's best about American small business, and a vanishing breed. He will be missed but not forgotten. I best remember his smile and the paper butchers hat he always wore while working. Best wishes from an old customer.

kathy burr

November 8, 2018

I don't think John ever knew what an impact he made on the neighborhood kids and their lives. So many people have shared memories of him with me, from penny candy days to hanging in the side lot after baseball games. I will always remember his smile. RIP John!


November 8, 2018

I am so sorry for your loss.
John was always nice to me and had a great sense of humor.
Gloria Z.