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JAMES ALLEN WOJCZYNSKI SR. April 2, 1947 – December 11, 2016

04/02/1947

12/11/2016

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Born: April 2, 1947
Death: December 11, 2016

James Allen Wojczynski Sr., age 69 of Cascade, passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with glioblastoma, Sunday, December 11, 2016. He was preceded in death by his son Joseph; parents Carl and Louise; and father and mother-in-law Rudy and Stella Banka. He is survived by his wife of 45 years Sandy; sons Jim (Christy) Jr., Jason (Derek Da Silva), Justin (Gemma); brothers Dennis (Denise), Dan (Sherry); sister Mary Lynn (Jim) McCarthy; grandchildren Kyle and Colin; brother-in-law Rudy Banka; also many nieces and nephews. He proudly served with the Charlie Tigers during Vietnam as Second Lieutenant, where he received the Purple Heart and Bronze Star.  Jim was an advisory board member for Catholic Foundation of West Michigan, Catholic Charities of West Michigan, and was a past member of the Catholic Secondary Schools. He was a kind, loving and supportive husband, father, JaJa and brother. Visitation will be Wednesday 2-4:00 p.m. and 6-8:00 p.m. with the Rosary recited at 7:45 p.m. at O’Brien-Eggebeen-Gerst Chapel, 3980 Cascade Rd. S.E., Grand Rapids. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday 11:00 a.m. at St. Robert of Newminster Church, 6477 Ada Dr. S.E., Ada. Rev. Leonard Sudlik presiding. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to Grand Rapids Home for Veterans, (for direct patient needs), 3000 Monroe Ave. N.E., Grand Rapids, MI  49505 or the Joseph Wojczynski Memorial Scholarship at University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre and Dance, Stearns Building, 2005 Baits Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109.

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