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“Dear Halina, Richard, Barbara and David: I am so sorry on the loss of Uncle Ray. He was my godfather and I have fond memories of him at Christmas and...Read More »
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2 of 7 | Posted by: Evelyn Fraser - San Diego, CA

“My deepest condolences. I was proud to have Uncle Ray as a Godfather. He was a sweet man. Prayers for the repose of his soul & comfort for the family...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Margaret Bohls (Sobieski) - TX

“My thoughts and prayers are with you Halina. Ray was a sweet man. I will miss talking with him as I drive by the house.The Taegel Family (Dan,...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Janet Taegel - Warren, MI

“Dave, Rich, Barb and Mrs. W.,<br /><br />I am very sorry to learn of the loss of your father and husband. I know you will miss him very...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Paul Ottolini - Ridgefield, CT

“I'm very sorry Halina to hear about Ray. He was such a nice man and I know he was a very wonderful husband to you. When I look at his picture that...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Arlene Cantin St. Joseph, Canada

“We only met you once but you were very welcoming to our family. Rest in Peace an exceptionally nice manSally and Paul Hooper (United Kingdom) ”
7 of 7 | Posted by: Sally Hooper - England

Raymond Richard ("Ray") Walkowski, 89, passed away peacefully in Warren on May 12, 2017. Ray was born in Detroit on June 15, 1927, the youngest child of the late Lawrence and Wanda (Cicholski) Walkowski.

Ray met his beloved wife and companion of 55 years, Halina (Napieraj) Walkowski, through Catholic youth groups in Detroit. They were married at St. Hyacinth Roman Catholic Church on August 25, 1962 and lovingly raised three children in Warren.

Ray encouraged all his children to pursue higher education and was very proud of their accomplishments. Ray was devoted to his family and enjoyed traveling with Halina to visit his children and grandchildren.

He served in the U.S. Army and was an active member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. After his military service, Ray worked at the Chrysler Corporation as a production analyst for 42 years. Ray was a devoted Catholic and an active member of St. Martin de Porres Church in Warren, where he regularly attended Sunday Mass and assisted in counting the collections and delivering meals for the needy.

In addition to his wife, Halina, Ray is survived by his sons Richard (Jacqueline) Walkowski of Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan and David (Joanne) Walkowski of Appleton, Wisconsin, his daughter Barbara Walkowski of San Francisco, California, as well as his grandchildren Maura, Brigid, John, Katherine, and Elizabeth ("Molly") Walkowski. Ray is also survived by his brother Walter and is predeceased by six brothers and two sisters: Edmund, Eleanor (Czarnecki), Florian, Leonard, Harry, Irene (Ancypa), Lawrence, and Arthur.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 17 from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. at D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common in Warren, with the ACWC Rosary at 4 p.m. and Liturgy at 7 p.m. He will lie in state on Thursday, May 18 from 10:30 a.m. until the Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. at St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church, 31555 Hoover Road in Warren. Burial will follow at Resurrection Cemetery in Clinton Township.

Memorial contributions may be made in Raymond Walkowski's name to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen, 1820 Mount Elliot Street, Detroit, Michigan 48207.