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Ronald Anthony Bojarski, Sr.

Ronald Anthony Bojarski, Sr.
  • November 5, 1938 - February 28, 2018
  • Saint Clair Shores, Michigan

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“HE WAS MY BUDDY. HE WAS THE ONLY ONE I COULD COUNT ON TO BE AT THE UNION MEETINGS AND HELP ME COLLECT THE MONEY FOR LUNCH. I WILL MISS HIM. ”
1 of 2 | Posted by: ARTHUR SCHILL - STERLING HEIGHTS, MI

“Ron was a wonderful man. I'm happy I had the chance to get to know him while I was caring for his brother. He will be terribly missed. ”
2 of 2 | Posted by: Jennifer Mattson - St.clair, MI


Ronald Anthony Bojarski Sr., age 79 of St. Clair Shores, died Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at St. John Hospital and Medical Center in Detroit after battling a long illness. Ronald was born in Hamtramck, Michigan on November 5, 1938, son of the late Casimir and the late Helen (nee: Trotz) Bojarski.

Employed as a repairman within the automotive industry, Ron was a hard worker who possessed a high level of integrity and was extremely dedicated to his job. He poured the utmost of his work ethics into doing his best and providing the excellence of service that his clients expected until finally accepting his well-deserved retirement.

For a bit of "down time" enjoyment, Ron was an avid sports fan and was devoted to all of his "Boys in the D!" Lions and Tigers and Wings, Oh My,…Ron was truly the Wizard of his TV when it came to partaking in a little sports entertainment from Detroit's Teams. On another sporting note, Ron was also a proud and supportive grandfather who loved attending the many sporting events that his grandchildren participated in over the years. As they took the field, Ron's grandkids never had to wonder who would be in their rooting section,…Grandpa was always there.

Another of his passions Ron spent countless hours feeding was his love for gaming,…specifically the games he played at the casinos in Vegas. He loved giving Ol' Lady Luck a run for her money, and the two became extremely close friends in the many visits he made to the gaming Mecca of the world. The game of choice was always found on one of the tables where the money outlay had the potential for something huge, a bit more rewarding than the one-armed bandits.

Very outgoing and a smooooth talker, Ron was renowned for being quite open with his thoughts and opinions, always one who found great enjoyment from an engaging and invigorating conversation. He loved a controversial debate and was forever ready to share from the wealth of his knowledge. Helping to educate others provided Ron a satisfaction beyond words. Quite often, conversations with Ron would find their way into the realm of Christianity as he was a devout Catholic and parishioner of Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church (formerly St. Germaine's) in St. Clair Shores, Michigan. His faith was an integral part of his humanity and a guidepost to his journey in life.

Perhaps most telling and definitive to how his faith worked itself out was seen through the love and care he extended to his brother, Tommy. Handicapped from birth, Tommy required some special care and his brother Ron was affectionately known as Tommy's life-line. Always attentive to his brothers needs, Ron managed and oversaw everything that enveloped his brother,…as he enveloped him with love and care beyond measure.

On June 17, 1998, Ron took Joan Darga to be his wife and the two went on to spend the next 20 years together sharing their love and the wealth of a blended family. Ron was madly in love with Joan, and it was she that gave him the strength and fortitude to remain on the battlefield in his fight against his illness as he strove to stay alive for his bride. Known affectionately as "The Comeback Kid," Ron often defied the odds when it came to his little victories here and there, an astonishing act of love for a husband toward his wife. It's often amazing what love will make a person do,…and love was Ron's most motivating force right up until the end.

A loving husband, father and grandfather, Ron leaves behind a legacy of love that is sure to be embraced with each reflection shared by those who were blessed to have known him. He will be missed immensely and loved eternally.

Beloved husband of Joan for 20 years. Dearest father of Ronald A Bojarski, Jr., Brian Michael Bojarski, and stepfather of Michelle (John) Colley and Michael Luchinski. Loving brother of Thomas "Tommy" Bojarski, and the late Larry Bojarski. Cherished grandfather of Caitlyn, Courtney and Brendan.

Visitation for Ronald will be held Friday, March 2nd from 3-9 pm, with a 8:00 pm Rosary Service, at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 1/2 Mile Rd.) in Warren.

Ronald will lie in state on Saturday from 11:00 am until the time of his Funeral Mass at 11:30 am at Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church (formerly St. Germaine's), 28301 Little Mack Avenue in St. Clair Shores.

Please share memories at Ronald's memory book above.