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Fr. Edmund Stanley Borycz
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“I was shocked to hear of Edmund's passing. But I know he is in heaven with Uncle Ed and Aunt Rose. They were there to receive him, along with...Read More »
1 of 26 | Posted by: Helena Krzeminski - Fenton, MI

“Marilyn and Kari so sorry to hear about Eddie . His journey thru life touched many people,, with found memories. May he rest in Gods peace. And may...Read More »
2 of 26 | Posted by: Janice Andras - New Baltimore, MI

“My friend Fr. Ed,So so saddened to hear this news. Met you in the 70's when you were covering at St. Raymonds church. You asked me to volunteer at a...Read More »
3 of 26 | Posted by: Mary Bousson-Kleinert - Roscommon, MI

Confirmation at St. Cyril 1983
4 of 26 | Posted by: Joanna Doute - Arlington, VA

St. Cyril 5th/6th grade camp 1980 with Loki
5 of 26 | Posted by: Joanna Doute - Arlington, VA

“My best memories of grade school involve Fr. Ed. The talking bus, the haunted garage, the times when he would run through the halls with a sheet...Read More »
6 of 26 | Posted by: Joanna Doute - Arlington, VA

“My wife Christine and I are honored and blessed to know Fr. Ed for almost 5 decades. She worked with him at St. Cyril Parish. He was always a man is...Read More »
7 of 26 | Posted by: Robery and Christine Labadie Funaro - MI

“I've known For Ed since I was a teenager. He was a mentor, counselor, confessor, and a great source of strength and spiritual guidance. He was...Read More »
8 of 26 | Posted by: Joe Koterba - Highland, MI

“Well our family met you the first time when Skip Ampezzan introduced us & you agreed to perform my father-in-law funeral in 1982. We loved your...Read More »
9 of 26 | Posted by: Lori Smith - St Clair Shores, MI

“Where do I begin Padre. Parish family, community campouts picnics festivals dunk tanks bus rides retreats parties calling me to the diaconate family...Read More »
10 of 26 | Posted by: Dan Hurley - Taylor, MI - Friend

“Eddie you talked me into joining the Michigan National Guard after an unspecified number of martinis. You waved goodbye on our safe shores as I flew...Read More »
11 of 26 | Posted by: Richard Kelly - Bonita Springs, FL

“In June it will be 58 years since we graduated from St. Stanislaus High School.Those four years are so memorable. The good times and laughs we shared...Read More »
12 of 26 | Posted by: daniel rys - sterling Heights, MI

“Part 3 Well, brother here is a continuation of my love letter to you.Like I said earlier I can fill pages of memories was some good and yes some...Read More »
13 of 26 | Posted by: jerry borycz - westland, MI

“Well, Ed, I was told that my letter to you was too long and so I had to continue it in part two. I think I have left that letter off with the last...Read More »
14 of 26 | Posted by: Jerry borycz - westland, MI

“As I sit here thinking of what I would like to share about Fr. Ed, it would take pages.I was missioned at St. Cyril's in Taylor and Fr. Ed was the...Read More »
15 of 26 | Posted by: Ann Therese Foley - Nazareth, MI

“Father Ed was one of the most wonderful priests we have ever had the privilege of knowing. Our children attended St Cyril School and loved when...Read More »
16 of 26 | Posted by: John and Diane Varga - Taylor, MI

“I met Ed in 2015 at St. Charles of Borromeo. I didn't even know he was a priest until I read his obituary! Ed was always kind and warm hearted. He...Read More »
17 of 26 | Posted by: Naim Edwards - DETROIT, MI

“I am sad to read of Father Ed's passing. I have good memories. I remember when he came to Maryland and married my sister. Beautiful family time. ...Read More »
18 of 26 | Posted by: Lori Krzeminski-White - Family

“Without Fr. Ed 's passion and joy for service, I would not be a Sister of Mercy. He will not be forgotten. May he experience the fullness of God's...Read More »
19 of 26 | Posted by: Jeanine Tisot, RSM - Silverton, OR

“MUCH LOVE AND PRAYERS FOR ALL THE FAMILY. I KNOW HOW MUCH YOU HAVE LOVED FR. ED (AND HE DESERVED IT!!) I KNEW FR. ED THROUGH MY SISTER ...Read More »
20 of 26 | Posted by: Sr. Pat Foley csj FOLEY - MI

“Eddie's relationship with our family began over 70 y3ars ago when my husband, Mitchell shared nany years growing with Borycz boys, camping, vacatins...Read More »
21 of 26 | Posted by: Virginia Ratusznik - Warren, MI

“Fr. Ed was one of the finest clergy I have been privileged to work with in my 40-year career. As a non-Catholic, he went outside the box and hired me...Read More »
22 of 26 | Posted by: Craig Symons - Greenwich, CT

“Nothing prepares you for saying goodbye to someone who's always been such a big part of your life. I have been sitting at my desk for hours thinking...Read More »
23 of 26 | Posted by: Jerry borycz - westland, MI

“So many memories of family gatherings both at your home and up north in Caseville at Mom and Dad's. We would always leave knowing we were well...Read More »
24 of 26 | Posted by: Lee Borycz

“Thirty years ago you married Mark and I. At that time we had to go through our church for an interview and passed. A few weeks before the wedding...Read More »
25 of 26 | Posted by: Karen Ratusznik - Center Line, MI

“My Dear Brother how I will miss you and our funny little language. You were truly a great person and a wonderful Shepherd to your flock. You were...Read More »
26 of 26 | Posted by: Marilyn Boomer - Center Line, MI


Fr. Edmund Stanley Borycz, age 76 of Warren, died Monday, January 8, 2018 at home surrounded by his loved ones. He was born April 15, 1941 in Detroit, son of the late Edmund Leopold and the late Roselie Virginia (nee: Bielski) Borycz.

Following high school, Ed's sights were set on furthering his education which is what led him to St. Mary's College in Orchard Lake, Michigan. It is there that he attained his Bachelor's of Arts degree in 1964. With that degree in hand, and a call upon his heart for the priesthood, Ed sought even higher aspirations by enrolling in the Master's program at St. John's Provincial Seminary in Plymouth, Michigan where he received his degree and was ordained into the priesthood in 1968.

In 1968, at the age of 27, Ed embarked on a ministerial path that found the next 21 years of his life devoted to the church and fulfilling various positions from pastor to chaplain. In his role as Associate Pastor over the years, Ed was an integral part of the daily operations and ministry at St. Renee's in Detroit, St. Peter & Paul's in Detroit, St. Cyril in Taylor, and lastly at St. Michael's in Livonia.

As a Chaplain, Ed's experiences began in June of 1969 when he was installed as the ministry leader at the Michigan Army National Guard at the Selfridge Air National Guard Base in Harrison Township, Michigan. He spent 4 years there as Chaplain, as well as maintaining a position on the base's M.A.S.H. unit during his time at Selfridge. In September of 1970, Ed added the Taylor Police Department to his resume as Chaplain, and in October of 1974 became the Chaplain for the Michigan State Police. Ed followed that with a prestigious stint as Chaplain for the Detroit Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (F.B.I.). Then, in 1989, Ed was quite proud of his final appointment as Command & Installation Chaplain for the U.S. Army at their base in Fort Meade, Maryland.

Equipped with an impressive portfolio of academics to support his next move, Ed enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1989 and spent the next 12 years serving as Chaplain, with over 4 of those years stationed overseas in Stuttgart, Germany. Ultimately attaining the rank of Colonel, Ed achieved such awards and medals to include; Legion of Merit Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (5th Award), National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, as well as the Army Service Ribbon and the Overseas Service Ribbon.

So it is, with thanks and praise from a grateful nation, that we honor Ed's service to our country as a soldier and Chaplain in our great U.S. Army, and for willingly stepping forward to preserve the cause of freedom both at home and around the globe. For the sacrifices made and his patriotism exuded, we extend our posthumous gratitude to Colonel Edmund S. Borycz for answering the call of his American spirit.

Along with the positions he held and the work he accomplished while serving as Pastor and Chaplain, Ed was also quite proud and honored to serve with his fellow members in the Knights of Columbus. Known for their charitable works and the fraternal bonds that knit them together, it was the perfect venue for Ed to enjoy, both, helping those in need and sharing in the ministry that came with the brotherhood of Knights, one of the Catholic church's most profound outreaches for men. Not only was Ed honored to be a part of such an impressive league of men, but he also took great pride in being a part of 3 generations of Borycz's who have donned the uniform and countenance as a Knight.

A loving son, brother and uncle, Edmund wore a lot of hats in carrying out the various roles and ministries that enveloped his life,…but mostly, he wore his heart on his sleeve in answering the call of his heart to care for and uplift his fellow man wherever he saw a need. His ministry reached out to countless lives over the years, especially to his family and loved ones who meant the world to him. Ed's memory will live on with each reflection shared, and he will truly be missed.

Beloved son of the late Edmund and Roselie Borycz. Loving brother of Gerald (Lee) Borycz, and Marlyn (the late Don) Boomer. He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and great-great nieces and nephews.

Visitation for Edmund will be held Sunday, January 14th from 3-9 pm, with a 7 pm Scripture Service, at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 ½ Mile Rd) in Warren. He will lie in state on Monday from 9:30 am until time of the Funeral Mass at 10:00 am at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 1491 Baldwin Avenue, Detroit, MI 48214.

Edmund will be laid to rest at St. Roch Catholic Cemetery in Caseville, Michigan. His graveside committal service will take place at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, January 16, 2018.

Memorial donations are welcomed to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen, 1820 Mt. Elliott Street, Detroit, MI 48207,…or to St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 1491 Baldwin Avenue, Detroit, MI 48214.

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St. Roch Catholic Cemetery

Caseville, MI