January 6, 1925 – November 12, 2018
Mary Wasserman, 93, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 12, 2018, at Riverwind Senior Assisted Living Residence in Williamston, Michigan: a very loving and caring place.
Maria was born January 6, 1925 in Mtyniska, Poland and arrived in Canada with dad, Eljasz (Alex) Stojanowski, mom, Josya (Josephine) Pejs, brother, Michal and brother, Kornel on April 11, 1930. Her sisters Jean and Bernice were born on the farm in Wildwood, Alberta, Canada. After clearing the land and building a house and barn, they raised cows, pigs, chickens, grew wheat, barley, oats and canola along with the garden. Kornel and his wife Helen continued to farm with their son Ron. Mary moved to Edmonton with a friend and was working at a restaurant. Stanley Wasserman, also born in Poland was serving in the US Army and was stationed near Edmonton. He met this pretty girl at the restaurant and she left with him when he was reassigned to Topeka, Kansas after the war. They got married and moved to Cass City, Michigan where his family lived. When Stanley died from an auto accident in 1950, she moved to Beecher District with Ed, Gene, Jerry and Doreen. After the tornado in 1953, they moved to Flint and later to Swartz Creek. There, she retired from AC, a Division of General Motors after 36 years.
She was a survivor and an incredible mom who gave her children the best she could. They are all successful and raising incredible families with the values she inspired in them.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers-in-law Jack Finlan and Tom Watt (Bernice), brother Kornel, sister Jean Goving (Cecil), and sister-in-law Mary (Michal).
She will be lovingly remembered by her children, Edwin Wasserman, Eugene Wasserman, Jerome Wasserman, and Doreen Busch; her grandchildren, Aaron, Jessica, Allison, Jason, Ashley, Lee Ann, and Maryann; her great-grandchildren, Elliott, Tucker, Ellie, Everett and Elijah; and siblings, Michael, Bernice, and sister-in-law Helen.
A Memorial service will be held at a later date.
In memory of Mary, memorial contributions may be made to: Genesee County Animal Control 4851 w Pasadena Avenue Flint, MI 48504 810-732-1660 www.gc4me.com/department/animal_control
December 4, 2018
I’m sorry for your families loss. I only meet her a few times and she was the sweetest! I am so glad I had the privilege of meeting her. God bless all of you and bring you peace. Love you guys.
December 4, 2018
December 4, 2018
Mary was my Grammy. She was my favorite person. My parents named me after her and I always thought that made me special. She was always joking around and acting like she was so tough. Then she would do a little smile and laugh.. so you would know she was just teasing. I loved when she did that. She was a spoiler of all dogs, a giver of too many treats, but especially our old little pug dog LA. They were 2 peas in a pod for both of their last year's here. I am sure many people did not get her and her gruff sense of humor but I loved that about her and thought she was hilarious. She was tough and she was strong. She was a survivor. Some of my fondest memories of my Grammy are from when I was little and she would take me to McDonald's. (Which my parents rarley did) and when I would get to spend the weekend at her house and play in her yard and basement and she would always get me the best marshmallow cereals! She would always let me color. And I would always draw her elephants... She loved elephants. In my teenage years and adult years I would get her various elephant figurines when I would travel around. I think she ended up with about 100. She would always make the best Christmas cookies. My favorite we would make was these candy cane twists. Eventually she wasn't able to make them anymore and I remember being sad that first Christmas she couldn't see or use her hands to do the twists.. but she still showed me how and helped me make them. I loved her very much and will always think of her and smile about what a "mean" little old lady she would pretend to be. She loved a long life. I know she was tired and ready to go on to her next life. Love you Grammy, wish I could give you more hugs and smiles.
November 26, 2018
We received many comforting thoughts and sincere condolences from people who were important to mom and that she will be missed by them.
Gene and Ann received Sympathy CARDS from:
Tim & Sue Brunetz (Bob's mom and Dad).
Colleen Foster RN @ Riverwind
Jacie Johnson Supervisor @ Riverwind
Joseph Love Chaplin @ Riverwind
Hans & Helen Chen Neighbors in Haslett
Gene & Ann received FLOWERS with condolences from:
Helen Stojanowski (sister in law) & Bernice Watt (sister)
Mike (brother) Sharon & Ernie, Richard & Diana, Randy, Lewis & Brenda & family.
Phil & Sally Gaultney & family
Shiela Watowa (Russ' mom) & Melissa (Russ' sister)
MESSAGES with condolences from:
Granddaughters Lee Ann & Bob Brunetz, Maryann & Russ Millsap & their families
Warren & Marlizes Coon
And, several neighbors she knew while living in Haslett