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“Emil, what a beautiful summary of your mother's life. ”
1 of 7 | Posted by: Karen & Pat General Dynamics - MI

“Gosh, I'm so saddened about your loss of your Mom Pam, Emil, and Larry, too. Aunt Bernice holds such sweet memories for me. She was genuinely one of...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Debra Adamski Hartman - TX

“So sorry to hear of your loss, Emil, Pam and Larry. Aunt Bernice was a very special lady who always kept in touch with Mom and I. I have wonderful...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Donna Adamski - Hickory Corners, MI

“Aunt Bernice had the warmest eyes! When she looked at me, it was like a faucet of love was opened. Then, you would get that megawatt smile - she...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Diane Adamski Clancy - MI

“Mom,You were special to me, I'm only a son-in-law, but you treated me as ifI was a true son,.We have been through a lot, and I will always remember...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Larry Romanik - Warren, MI

“Mom;You and I have been through so much since Daddy died...You have always been there for me, as I have for you, and will still be there...I know now...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Pam Romanik - Warren, MI

“When Someone you love dies ...You never get over it.You just slowly get through each day.But you always keep themTucked safely in your heart.Love you...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Emil Silarski - Detroit, MI - Son

Bernice Hedwig Silarski, age 93 of Detroit, died Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at Beaumont Hospital in Troy. She was born March 6, 1924 in Detroit, daughter of the late Peter and the late Constance (nee: Rice) Szatkowski.

After caring for the needs of her family, Bernice loved finding those moments and times when she could pour the best parts of her creative talents into projects, both big and small, through the work of her hands. On the smaller side, Bernice often created some of the most beautiful pieces through the art of crochet. You can just imagine…her hard-working hands switching from that of chores to the heartened expressions and artistic abilities within. On the larger side, you'd often find Bernice exercising her green thumb in that beautiful garden of hers. Rife with the glory of nature, Bernice's garden was filled with gorgeous flowers that were the result, in large part, of the tender-loving-care she poured into nurturing its growth. Not only for her enjoyment, but her garden was a beautiful sight to behold for all who were blessed to partake. It was as if her flowers were a part of her soul,…and it showed. And if not for crocheting or tilling the soil in the garden, then it was her love of crafts that kept her mind occupied. Crafting is a huge aspect of our society these days, and Bernice was truly a happy participant,…again, putting her hands to work from the talents that emanated within.

Then there was the work of her hands that created many-a-tasty treat for her family and friends over the years. Like many consummate homemaker's out there, Bernice could work some incredible magic in the kitchen through her skills in baking. Mind you,…this had nothing to do with pies or cookies. Bernice's baking prominence was enjoyed through the incredibly delicious cakes she baked, cakes for all occasions and events. Get yourself a scoop of ice cream or a glass of cold milk, along with a slice of Bernice's eye-popping cake, and you were about to experience a bit of Heaven in your mouth, for sure!

Another of Bernice's passions was wrapped in the furry pleasures of her dog, PJ. A Beagle & Terrier mix, PJ knew how to steal her heart, and he did it quite often. Bernice loved dogs and was the compassionate owner of many throughout her life. Dogs just seem to bring a little playfulness into the home, and she truly welcomed their presence.

A loving wife, mother, and a friend of many, Bernice loved life with all it had to offer. She always strived to be a positive influence and voice, and did her best to provide joy and laughter with whatever company she was keeping. Bernice touched a multitude of hearts and souls in her journey this side of Heaven,…and she will be missed immensely. Rest in peace, dear sister.

Bernice was the beloved wife for over 70 years to the late Edmund Silarski, and the loving mother of Emil Silarski and Pamela (Lawrence) Romanik.

Visitation for Bernice will be held Sunday, June 4th from 5-9 pm at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 ½ Mile Rd) in Warren. She will lie in state on Monday from 10:00 am until time of the Funeral Mass at 10:30 am at Our Lady Queen of Apostles Catholic Church in Hamtramck. Burial will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Detroit, Michigan.

Please share memories of Bernice at her memory book above.