Ewald    'Ed' Jaroszewicz

Ewald 'Ed' Jaroszewicz

1934 - 2024

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Obituary of Ewald 'Ed' Jaroszewicz


April 4, 1934 -  June 29, 2024

Ewald “Ed” Jaroszewicz.   Age 90 of Lincoln Park.

Beloved husband of the late Danielle.  Loving father of Ellen (Samuel Jr.) Vartanoff, Edward (Christine) Jaroszewicz, Robert (the late Toni) Jaroszewicz, David (Rachel) Jaroszewicz and the late Monica Gibson.  Father in law of Richard Gibson.  Grandfather of Jessica, Lisa, Natalie, Abigail, Madison, Levi, Jason, Luke and Shane.  Great grandfather of  Austin, Aaron, Isabella, Gavin, Oliver, Ivy, Everett, Ava, Nathan, Tate, Scarlett and Claire.  Dear brother of Christine McGowan.


Family Tribute ~

Ed, born April 4, 1934, was the oldest in his family of 4 siblings. Life as he knew it was simply survival as WWII began for his family and home near Warsaw, Poland in 1939. He lost his brother Daniel and Mother Janine during the war and his Father Jozef was gone for 8 years as a prisoner. He was raised by his grandmother and longed early on for coming to America. He and his two sisters were reunited with their long-lost Father (who had remarried with a new family of 5 siblings) in Scotland in 1947. It was a difficult time for all. 

Ed became a skilled craftsman learning the welding trade and with his new certification, allowed him to fulfill his lifelong dream of entering the United States in 1952. He lived with his Uncle Steve and worked at the Fisher Body plant in Detroit as he started his new life, leaving the past behind. He met his bride Danielle and married in 1958 and began building a family together. He discovered bowling prior to courting Danielle and reached semi-pro status while working two jobs. The growing family required his undivided attention, which ultimately became his number one priority. He willingly made numerous sacrifices to provide for family and friends. As the post WWII urban sprawl developed, Ed became involved in the construction trade and then the plumbing trade. He was a dedicated union member and had tremendous love for his chosen country. 

Ed developed a grit and determination that defined most everything he did. He was naturally strong but coupled with a teddy bear heart. Nobody worked harder than him and this truly defined him. He believed, if you were going to do something, then you must put all your efforts toward being the best you can be. Ed and Danielle were always helping family and friends with home improvements. This later served him well in his retirement years as an independent tradesman for the downriver area. His work ethic coupled with a desire to do the right thing was a strong foundation for his family and the admiration of his friends. 

Ed loved sports, soccer as a youth and golf later in life, and had an affinity for remembering numbers and dates of life and society events. He always enjoyed having a drink or two with family or friends and as a member of the Knights of Columbus. When his wife passed in 2013, he remained committed to her and their joint efforts at St. Pius, St Vincent DePaul Pantry, and helping those in need within their community. The last few years he developed a special relationship with neighbors Pam & Carl Nowak, which Ed and his family are eternally grateful. Ed received much joy in providing food for the less fortunate, much like he endured as a youth during wartime. Although Ed buried the past when he left Poland and Scotland, his survival abilities defined him and influenced the family and friends he so dearly loved. 

Ed’s big heart will be missed dearly.




4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday, July 8, 2024
Molnar Funeral Home - Southgate Chapel
14032 Northline Road
Southgate, Michigan, United States


10:00 am
Tuesday, July 9, 2024
Molnar Funeral Home - Southgate Chapel
14032 Northline Road
Southgate, Michigan, United States


Our Lady of Hope Cemetery
18303 Allen Road
Brownstown, Michigan, United States

Officiant ~ Father Bob McCabe