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Edmund Leopold Borycz
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    1491 Baldwin Avenue
    Detroit, MI 48214

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“I always remember his handshake during the sign of peace at mass it was so strong and heartfelt, I looked forward to it each Sunday I was at St...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Mike Steenburg - Garden City, MI

“No picture but many memories of a beautiful and gentle man and his wife Rose. We would enjoy each other at church and KofC outings. Ed always had a...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Anne and John Durocher - Jackson, MI

“Eddie, Jerry and Marilyn,My condolences for your loss and our family's loss. I remember so many camping trips with our parents together and have...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Tom Ratusznik - Clinton Township, MI

“Dear Ed, Jerry, Marilyn...Sorry to hear about your Father passing...He lived a good life..but he is always with you and in your children ,and their...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Janice Andras - New Baltimore, MI

5 of 11 | Posted by: KELLEY - OH

“So sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. My prayers for you and your Dad. ”
6 of 11 | Posted by: Timothy Stol - Taylor, MI

“As a member of the Ratusznik family,and niece, I an sending our love and deepest condolences. We have many memories that we have shared with you....Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Virginia Ratusznik - MI

“How blessed I am because before I was born God chose you for my Dad. For the 74 years, I have, you have honored me with your life.Thinking back over...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Jerry BORYCZ - WESTLAND, MI - Son

“He was more like a Dad than my father-in-law. I will treasure the memories we made as a family, as family was always his #1 priority. He taught us...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Lee Borycz

“My condolences ”
10 of 11 | Posted by: Lisa Stewart - Friend

“Dear Ed, Gerry and Marilyn,So sorry to hear of your dad's passing. You certainly were there for him during his lifetime. Your love, care and...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: daniel rys - Sterling Heights, MI

Edmund Leopold Borycz, age 97, died peacefully on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 in Pigeon, Michigan. He was born in Detroit, Michigan on September 13, 1919, son of the late Stanely Borycz and the late Sophie (nee: Gregowski) Borycz.

One of the first major blessings in Edmund's life came the day he watched his girlfriend (soon to be his bride), Roselie take that momentous walk down the aisle as the two were about to become one. The day was June 29, 1940 and the ceremony was held at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Detroit where their hearts and lives were joined in Holy Matrimony in the eyes of family and friends alike. The sharing of their vows sparked a journey that would change their lives forever and become a testimony to God's goodness. Together they built upon the comforts of home & hearth, grew deeper in love with each passing day, and raised three beautiful children,…the next major blessing in Edmund's life.

Of course, in order to keep providing for his precious family, Ed made sure to make that trek to work each day which he did with diligence and integrity. Employed for years with one of the areas automotive suppliers, Soss Manufacturing, Ed extended the best of his skills and talents to the job which ultimately awarded him the position of Plant Manager. After years of loyal and dedicated service, he finally accepted his well-deserved retirement and began the joy in fulfilling a lifelong dream of relocating to the calmer, more sublime community of Caseville, Michigan. Nestled on the western shore of the Mitten's thumb, Ed and Roselie poured their hearts and souls into the construction of their retirement dream home, a project which they embarked upon over 46 years ago. It eventually came to fruition and became the family's blessed escape from the concrete jungle, a bit of Michigan's more serene and tranquil lifestyle.

Ed worked hard when he was on the job, but time away from work often found him toiling still,…but now from more of an enjoyable nature as it was his personal workshop at home that commanded his attentions. Though he managed to fabricate many unique items throughout the years, a couple of his more involved projects included a doll house for his girls, and a functioning water wheel that was quite impressive and innovative. Ed loved to tinker and do things for others, it's just the kind of guy everyone knew him to be.

Though one could come up with a host of different things that Ed loved to do in his spare time, little could match the pleasure he derived from watching his absolute favorite bit of television entertainment,…the iconic Fox News Channel. With such dynamic personalities as Sean Hannity, Bill O'Reilly, and the rest of his Fox & Friends pals, it was his bastion for everything newsworthy,…his respite from all the other Fake News out there. And not merely for his television proclivities, mid-day on the radio was also a haven of rest for Ed as he often tuned into the EIB Network to partake of even more wisdom from another kindred spirit, Rush Limbaugh. Talk about getting one's daily dose of REAL news, Ed knew where to turn!

But for a much as Ed was a news junkie, he was equally enveloped by a sense of stewardship and servanthood that worked itself out through his deep and abiding faith and beliefs. Instilled with a credo of love and compassion, he truly revered the Lord and did his utmost to consider others more important than himself. Known to be the kind of person who would give you the shirt off his back, there was little he wouldn't do in helping to meet a need. Ed's kind and gentle spirit went before him like the rainbow after a storm, leaving a warmth and sense of care in its wake. Because he gave so unselfishly and without expectations, is it any wonder that Ed was considered a mentor to many, and on many different levels.

Another way Ed's ministry was fulfilled was witnessed through his years of involvement and membership with the Knights of Columbus. Known for their charitable and uplifting spirits, the Knights afforded Ed the opportunity of working out his faith, while at the same time enjoying the unique and fraternal brotherhood shared among these strong a vibrant men of the church. Not only did Ed enjoy a longstanding relationship within the Knight's, he was also quite proud of excelling to the organization's top tier of 4th Degree. Though he held the position with humility and honor, it's only proper to acknowledge the charitable and philanthropic nature of the man,…and the work of such a servant as Edmund.

There was much in life that brought Ed a hearty dose of joy and pleasure, but it was his family that garnered the greatest part of his heart and soul and made it all worthwhile,…especially when it came to his most precious cherubs, all of his incredible grandchildren,…the greats and great-greats, too! (Wink-Wink!)
A loving husband, father and grandfather, his life was full and rife with moments that took his breath away. He loved like no other, reached out in his own genuine way, and leaves behind a legacy of love for all to embrace who were blessed to know this wonderful soul. He touched a multitude of hearts along the way and goes on ahead to help prepare for the reunion that lies in wait. He will be missed, indeed,…and loved for all eternity. Go Rest High, Dear Brother!

Edmund was the beloved husband of the late Roselie. Loving father of Edmund, Gerald (Lee) Borycz, and Marilyn (the late Donald) Boomer. Devoted grandfather of Shari, Jeff, Ken, Kevin, Kari, and Dr. John. He is also survived by his great-grandchildren; Dawson, Riley Lynn, Carson, Meghan, Colleen, Patricia, Kenny, Matt, Dylan, John Pierce, Luke, Evyn, Orrin, and three great great-grandchildren; Christina, Tara, and Amelia.

Visitation for Edmund will be held Sunday, July 30th from 2:00-9:00 p.m., with a 7:00 p.m. Knights of Columbus

Upcoming Funeral Services

St. Roch Catholic Cemetery

Caseville, MI