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“So sorry to hear of Gene's passing. I grew up on Edgeton with Gene as a wonderful neighbor immediately across the street from us. Gene was always...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Al Nelson - Manassas, VA

“So sorry to hear about Genes passing . I can remember him always cracking jokes on a bus trip . He will be missed by many . May God's peace be with...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Marshall & Mary Ann Lackowski - MI

“Thinking of you and wishing you peace and comfort as you remember Gene. May memories of Gene and the love of family surround you and give you...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: William and Dolores Bernocco andPfeifle - MI

“Rita and I will miss those moments that we had with Gene at Polka Dances. We will miss him very much. ”
4 of 14 | Posted by: Gene and Rita Murawski - Mason, MI

“Dear Selasky family,I am so sorry for your loss. I'll always remember Gene and his boys across the street from us on Edgeton in Detroit. He was...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Reatha (Nelson) Shepherd - Warren, MI

“Attending grade school with his children, we often seen Mr. Selasky at school events. He will be remembered for always having a smile and a friendly...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: DAVID AND KAREN KUCZEWSKI - MI

“We are sorry to hear about your Dad, Ken. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and Judy and the kids. Stu and Amy ”
7 of 14 | Posted by: A friend

“Greg and family,My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May God wrap His loving arms around you. May you hear Him say to...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Faye Moyer - Elkins, WV

“Growing up on Edgeton street back in the day was a wonderful and challenging time. There must have been sixty kids running through the neighborhood...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Dan Sagert - Sterling Heights, MI

“We will miss Gene. Keeping you in prayers ”
10 of 14 | Posted by: Kathleen Lubien - Warren, MI

“Dear Gary, Steve, Mary Lou and the rest of the family,I was saddened to hear of your father's passing. What a wonderful tribute was written about...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: Dennis Scheibe - Valparaiso, IN

“Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.We have some wonderful memories at the polka dances.Richard Jean Rybka ”
12 of 14 | Posted by: Richard and Jean Rybka - MI

“Heaven has gained another great son of God. Such a wonderful person. He will be missed. Prayers for Christine and family ”
13 of 14 | Posted by: Dorothy and Eugene Bernocco - MI

“Memories, memories of such great times are my treasures now!!!Who will sit next to me when playing cards??? You are so very much going to be missed...Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: Terry Bagrowski - Garden city, MI

Eugene Selasky, age 85, died unexpectedly on Sunday, December 10, 2017 at Detroit Receiving Hospital. Eugene was born in Hamtramck on April 29, 1932, son of the late Thomas and the late Lena (nee: Godlewski) Selasky.

Eugene was a proud graduate of Hamtramck High School, the Class of 1950. With America engaged in helping our allies in South Korea, it wasn't long after graduating that Eugene found himself immersed in supporting the war effort and answering the call to duty.

So it is, with thanks and praise from a grateful nation, we pay homage to Eugene for his service to our country during the Korean War era as a sailor in our great United States Navy. His time in the Navy spanned 5 years, from September 1950 thru September 1955, with just under two and a half of those years in foreign duty aboard the USS Princeton, an Essex Class Aircraft Carrier which was named for the Revolutionary War battle at Princeton, New Jersey. For the sacrifices made and his willingness to stand in harm's way for freedom's cause, we honor Eugene's bravery and patriotism in answering this important call and serving our country with immense pride.

Not long after his return from the military, Eugene took another important step in life,…this time of a romantic nature. In 1956, he shared those beautiful, life-changing words, "I Do," with the love of his life, Helen, a love story and journey they enjoyed together for the next 27 years until her passing in 1983. Within the ensuing five years, Eugene was blessed to welcome another special lady into his life, Christine, a relationship that blossomed and led them to the altar at St. Sylvester Catholic Church in Warren. They were married on November 19, 1988, and had much to be thankful for on that year's Thanksgiving Day celebration.

Also, not long following his return from the Navy, Eugene decided to further his education where he attended Ferris State University and attained his Associate's Degree. With credentials in hand and a desire to enter the workforce, Eugene accepted a position with the City of Detroit in their Department of Transportation where his expertise was utilized as a printer. Extending over 30 years of service excellence, Eugene accepted his well-deserved retirement in 1992. But it didn't take long for him to get that "workin' bug" again, so he applied for a position at Macomb County Community College in their printing department where he was welcomed with open arms.

Along with working at his jobs for many years, Eugene spent 30 of those years enjoying another commitment,…this time away from the job as a referee for high school football and basketball. Not only helping to keep in shape, Eugene found great reward in helping to mold all those young lives as they forged their place in each respective sport. And it just made sense as Eugene was a HUGE sports fan in many respects,…but none more profoundly than in his devotion & passion for the Spartan's at Michigan State University.

Eugene's retirement years were filled with a number of different activities, but those ever-familiar & popular bus trips that our senior population are noted for enjoying were right there at the top of his list as well. Eugene was also known for his love of food, especially that of the Polish variety, those homemade pierogies and kielbasa. Being quite proud of his Polish heritage, its delicious food is what Eugene was raised on and appreciated throughout his life. Of course, he loved all kinds of food, but the Polish fare reigned supreme. Aside from enjoying all-things-homemade, there was also the joy of eating out and letting the restaurant's do all the hard work,…which also gave Eugene the opportunity to enjoy another of his favorite sports, flirting with the waitresses!

Yet of all that brought him joy and pleasure, Eugene loved Polka dancing and spent countless hours on the dance floor showing them all how it's done. Kickin' up his heels and circling the floor with style and finesse had his name written all over it,…and he made his heritage proud. But more than dancing, Eugene sought to become even more involved with the prominent activity and accepted the role of President of the Board of Director's for the Polka Booster Club of America, of which he currently held.

A loving husband, father and grandfather, Eugene touched a multitude of hearts and souls in his journey through life, and leaves a legacy of love for all to enjoy with each reflection shared. He will be missed immensely and loved eternally.

Eugene was the beloved husband of Christine J. Gura-Selasky, and formerly of the late Frances Helen Selasky (1983). Loving father of Kenneth (Judith), Gary (Paige), Richard, and Gregory (Marcy) Selasky, Christian Gura, Mary Lou (Anthony) Gura-Saputo, Steven Gura, and the late Kathleen Gura. Treasured grandfather of Jeffrey, Kristen, Jared, Mark, Allyson, Aaron and Nicco. Dear brother of Peggy Woodard, Henry (Josephine), Rose (Tom) Fries, Robert (Judy), Teresa (John) Payter, and Jerry. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers and 2 sisters.

Visitation for Eugene will be held Friday, December 15th 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 Rd.) in Warren.

Eugene will lie in state on Saturday, December 16th from 9:00 am until time of the Funeral Mass at 9:30 am at St. Mark Catholic Church, 4401 Bart Avenue in Warren. Burial will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Detroit, Michigan.

Memorial donations may be made to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen, 1820 Mt. Elliott Street, Detroit, MI 48207.

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