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“I was sorry to hear about hisPassing.He was a great guy. Please give my condolences to his family.Allen Dennis or David might remember me. Have them...Read More »
1 of 26 | Posted by: Maureen Ramirez (Shubik) - MI

“Sincere condolences. We were out of town. ”
2 of 26 | Posted by: Mark Orlowski - Warren, MI

“so sorry to hear about gary .i will keep his family in my thoughts and prayers ”
3 of 26 | Posted by: beverly bawol - monroe, MI

“So sorry to hear of gary passing he was a great guy and mechanic ”
4 of 26 | Posted by: Marie Skoczen - Warren, MI

“A Great Guy!!!! Always Had a Smile On His Face and Never to Busy to Say Hello. Helped My Family Out with Our Auto Repairs, He Was Excellent at...Read More »
5 of 26 | Posted by: Helene Stopczynski - Hamtramck, MI

“He was a good friend to my father - helped him out a lot, and was therefore a good friend of mine! Always good for a laugh! ”
6 of 26 | Posted by: Brian Kotaran - Detroit, MI

“I'm so sorry to hear about Gary's passing. I haven't seen Gary in many years, but our families were close friends years ago when they belonged to...Read More »
7 of 26 | Posted by: Darlene Bawol Riling - Carleton, MI

“We Will Truly Miss a Great Guy and Mechanic......Our Deepest Sympathies!! ”
8 of 26 | Posted by: Tom & Terry ( STUBBY ) - MI

“Sorry to hear about Gary, he was a great person who always had a twinkle in his eye, and cheered me up many a time. Heaven gained a wonderful soul.....Read More »
9 of 26 | Posted by: Cyndi Kebbe - MI - Friend

“My sincere condolences to brother's Dennis,Allen&David &to Wife Hope & children,and god bless all the family members!! Very beautiful video tribute...Read More »
10 of 26 | Posted by: david donahue - warren, MI

“Dear Hope and Nicole. We are sorry to hear of the loss of your Husband/Father. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God Bless and Comfort You all...Read More »
11 of 26 | Posted by: Scott & Kim Schnepper - NM

“Definitely a loss of a good old friend, We will hold dear all our memories we have from our youth in the old neighborhood. ”
12 of 26 | Posted by: Russ & Barb Hill - St. Clair, MI

“I have fond memories of Gary when we lived in the old neighborhood. Gary use to take my sister's and me on Motor Cycle rides or in his GTO. He always...Read More »
13 of 26 | Posted by: Cindy (Kulinski) Renkiewicz - MI

“Dear Hope,I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your husband. My heart goes out to you. Please know that I'm thinking about you and you have my...Read More »
14 of 26 | Posted by: Mary Bethune - Wyandotte, MI

“To the Nawrocki family, so sorry for your loss. Gary will be rememberedand missed. Al , Gary , Dennis & Pugsly made up the old neighborhood.Walt...Read More »
15 of 26 | Posted by: Walt Kondrat - Neighbor

“My DEEPEST sympathy & condolences to all in the Nawrocki family. I grew up with the boys in the "old neighborhood" i'll always remember "Rocker" as...Read More »
16 of 26 | Posted by: Ron Kramer - Macomb, MI - Friend

“My deepest condolences to the whole Nawrocki family. I grew up two doors down from you in the "old neighborhood" and had many fond memories of your...Read More »
17 of 26 | Posted by: Debbie (Daniels) Seagle - Poway, CA

“Gary was a good friend of my father (Bill Klatt) growing up. Though I never met him until my dad passed, at the funeral he was there to tell me...Read More »
18 of 26 | Posted by: Alexis Klatt - Sterling Heights, MI

“I remember my son Anthony taking his car into your shop in Hamtramck. Don and Gary always treated him well. I thank you for that. now they're both...Read More »
19 of 26 | Posted by: steve perry - clinton twp, MI

“Remember my son Anthony taking his car to the shop in Hamtramck. Always did him right. Now there both gone. RIP Gary ”
20 of 26 | Posted by: steve perry - Family Friend

“So sorry for the loss of your son and brother.I am from the OLD Neighborhood and remember all the BOYS well.went to school with Al. May he rest in...Read More »
21 of 26 | Posted by: Ann Dombecki - Marine city, MI

“So sorry for the families loss. Sending our thoughts and prayers. He will be missed. ”
22 of 26 | Posted by: Randy's Towing - Eastpointe, MI

“My thoughts and prayers are with the Nawrocki family. I am so sorry for your loss ”
23 of 26 | Posted by: Irene Le Fevre

“Many a fond memory comes to mind when thinking about Gary. Growing up in the same neighborhood, going to the same grade school and sharing many of...Read More »
24 of 26 | Posted by: KAREN AND DAVE KUCZEWSKI - MI

“Dear Dave and Family, we are so sorry for your loss, our deepest sympathies and condolences to you and your family. Gary surely will be missed by...Read More »
25 of 26 | Posted by: Woods and Neuner's Towing - MI

“Hope, I am so sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
26 of 26 | Posted by: Renae Gerrits - St clair, MI


Gary Dennis Nawrocki, age 61 of Eastpointe, died Sunday, June 25, 2017 at St. John Hospital & Medical Center in Detroit, Michigan. He was born April 9, 1956, son of Florence and the late Donald Nawrocki.

In sharing this brief bio about Gary, perhaps the most definitive and noteworthy mention would have to be his love of cars. Along with the position he held as an automotive mechanic, Gary's appreciation for cars covered a large swath of interests that helped to feed his hunger for all things auto related. One of his favorite events included the many car shows he frequented throughout the years, especially the ones right here at home on Gratiot and Harper avenues. Not only did he find great enjoyment by taking in all that each show had to offer, but he was extremely proud of showing off his own wares in his Classic Oldsmobile and Plymouth Fury that made their way into the show as well.

Another aspect of Gary's automotive interests were enjoyed with each NASCAR race he took in as he watched his favorite driver's compete for that weekly trophy,…and of course, that year-end Monster Cup trophy. In the earlier days, the main man was definitely Dale Earnhardt. But with his passing, the new guy to step into Gary's limelight was the young and talented, Joey Logano,…more affectionately known to all in the circuit as "Sliced Bread." Between the roar of the engines, the fierce competition, and the race towards the checkered flag, NASCAR and Gary were made for each other. When asked what sport was his favorite, mere seconds would pass before those iconic words would be heard, "NASCAR."

Yet cars were not his only love,…another of Gary's yearnings came in the form of "food," and was definitely a pleasure he sought after with gusto. He loved to eat, and as the old adage goes; "when you're eating, you're happy!" And Gary was known for being quite the happy fellow. Though he wasn't picky or finicky, he could eat most anything and come away with a grin from ear-to-ear. But for all who truly knew and loved this man, there's no mistaking the fact that SWEETS were high on Gary's priority list.

But nothing could hold a candle to the joys and pleasures Gary delighted in through the hearts and lives of his precious family and friends. It's been said; "the favorite things in life have nothing to do with things." And so it was with Gary,…there were so many things that brought him happiness in life, but none as treasured as his cherished loved ones. A loving husband, father, grandfather and uncle, Gary was a guidepost to them all in his own genuine way and leaves behind a legacy of love to be embraced with each reflection shared. Gone far too soon from our presence, we can be assured that he is now in the glorious presence of our Heavenly Father. He will be missed immensely and loved eternally.

Gary was the beloved husband of Hope, and the loving father of Nicole Nawrocki and Laura Hunt. Dearest son of Florence and the late Donald Nawrocki. Brother of Allen (Barbara), Dennis (Stacey), and David (Patty) Nawrocki. Cherished grandfather of Madison and Stella, and Uncle of Jason, Jeffrey, Eric (Megan), Ashley, Katie, and Julie.

Visitation for Gary will be held Wednesday, June 28th from 3-9 pm at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Rd. at Common (12 ½ Mile Rd.) in Warren. He will lie in state from 10:00 am until time of the Funeral Service at 11:00 am at St. Thomas Lutheran Church, 23801 Kelly Road, Eastpointe, Michigan 48021.

Please share memories of Gary at his memory book above.