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“Its very safe to say that Donald had a full life. He was a very active man and loved his family. He was passionate about sports, running his business...Read More »
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“Our sympathy sent to all the family.May God comfort you now and thru this sad time.Dan and Cheri ”
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“Don will be missed greatly. I will never forget bowling in the league with him and his famous quote (welcome back Carter) when you finally started...Read More »
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Donald Richard Dardzinski, age 86, died Saturday, September 15, 2018 at the Oakmont of Sterling Assisted Living facility in Sterling Heights, Michigan. Donald was born October 2, 1931 in Hamtramck, Michigan, son of the late Anthony Dardzinski and the late Bernice (nee: Matuszak) Dardzinski.

Donald was raised in Hamtramck where he also graduated from St. Ladislaus Catholic High School. While in high school, Donald excelled in all sports and was a three sport letterman. He was on the basketball team that was able to beat Catholic Central for the first time in the school's history. He continued to live in Hamtramck for the entirety of his life along with being a lifetime parishioner of Our Lady Queen of Apostles Catholic Church.

Following high school, Donald served his country in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. Donald entered service December 29, 1951 and was honorably discharged September 29, 1955 from Bolling Air Force Base in Washington, DC.

Donald attended several colleges and universities including Indiana University and Lawrence Technological Institute, with additional computer studies during his military service. The early advent of computers were called tabulating machines which intrigued Donald so much so that he forged his career in this specialty.

Mr. Dardzinski worked for over 20 years for Chrysler Motors and later owned and operated his own data processing firm, SDP (Superior Data Processing). His company automated data for the City of Hamtramck, along with many other firms.

Throughout his life Mr. Dardzinski remained active. He was a member of the Elks Club, devoted to his church where he volunteered within the soup kitchen, and also was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He continued his passion for sports and loved to bowl and golf. He bowled his entire life and also achieved the perfect 300 game. Golf was another passion he shared with his sons, along with golfing on leagues. He also visited St. Andrews Golf course in Scotland and attended the Masters and U.S. Open.

Mr. Dardzinski was a passionate family man,...his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren were paramount in his life. He tried to attend almost every sporting event, dance recital, or special school event for all of his family members. He also loved to vacation with his family up north to Petoskey where he would visit other family members and play in golf tournaments. His family remembers their father as the first one to the party and last one to leave. He enjoyed a good party, singing all the oldies and being surrounded by family members and friends.

Quiet time at home for Donald would be spent watching the old cowboy classics featuring John Wayne or watching his favorite movie Yankee Doodle Dandy with James Cagny. Additionally, Donald was a animal lover... he loved his daughter's pups including Sydney Rose.

Donald was the beloved husband of the late Kathryn, and dear father of Karen Dardzinski, Mark (Wendy) Dardzinski, Brian (Diane) Dardzinski, and the late Dennis Dardzinski. Loving grandfather of Jaclyn (Dave) Bertrand, Tracy (Chad) Pasciak, Denielle Dardzinski (Justin Killenberg), Nolan Dardzinski, and great-grandfather of Leighton, Callie, Alice, Chad Dennis,Taylor, Breanna, and Philip . He was the brother of the late Robert Darcy.

Visitation for Mr. Dardzinski will be held Thursday, September 20th from 3-9 pm, with a 7:00 pm Rosary Service, at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 1/2 Mile) in Warren. Mr. Dardzinski will lie in state on Friday at Our Lady Queen of Apostles Catholic Church, 11420 Conant Ave. Hamtramck, Michigan, from 9:30 am until the time of the Funeral Liturgy at 10:00 am. Celebrating the Funeral Liturgy will be Reverend Fr. Zbigniew Grankowski.

Memorial donations are appreciated to the American Cancer Society, www.cancer.org

Please share memories of Donald at his memory book above.