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“Dear Cindy, we would like to express our sincere condolences and deep sympathy. Regards from Germany Christa, Dieter and Björn Dear Gerald,...Read More »
1 of 17 | Posted by: Dieter Henkel - Bremen, Germany

“Wally, you were always a pleasure to work around, and you had an awesome sense of humor. You always made me laugh. I'll never forget working with you...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: Stephen Moore - St. Clair Shores, MI

“Dear Cindy, we would like to express our sincere condolences and deep sympathy. Regards from GermanyChrista, Dieter and BjörnDear Gerald, we...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: Dieter Henkel - Bremen, Germany

“Add a memory or condolence to the guest bookWally, never thought you were going to leave us so soon been a long time maybe too long rest in peace my...Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: Allen Majka - Redford, MI

“My thoughts and prayers are with you Cindy and your family at this time. ”
5 of 17 | Posted by: Nancy Beals - Bonita Springs, FL

“I didn't know Wally personally, but my daughter Emily went to school with Alex. I remember seeing Wally at Westwood elementary. He was always...Read More »
6 of 17 | Posted by: Cathy Chapman - Warren, MI

“Always remembering your, dear Wally, from Germany! ”
7 of 17 | Posted by: Erich Schumacher - Marburg

“R.i.p. - remember u from high school! ”
8 of 17 | Posted by: Jim Omilian - Hamtramck, MI

“I didn't know Wally, personally, but I was a good friend of his brother, Gerald. My condolences to his family. May God bless them and give them...Read More »
9 of 17 | Posted by: Bill Allen - Colorado Springs, CO

“I knew Wally back at Wayne State. He was funny and nice and great to be around. I'm so sorry to hear of his passing. I extend my condolences to...Read More »
10 of 17 | Posted by: Tracey Goddeeris (nee Balous) - MI

“We are shocked at the death of wolly and very sad about it. We had no Information about his illnes and could not believe the death massage. We have...Read More »
11 of 17 | Posted by: kurt elvira und kinder from mellnau germany Schumacher

“I worked with Wally in his early days at WSU libraries. We (and a few others) shared an office and he was ALWAYS full of smiles and laughter. At the...Read More »
12 of 17 | Posted by: Robin Mazhar - Rochester Hills, MI

“Wal, you will always be in my memory as a true friend with a deep belly laugh and a happy outlook. Your famous response to nastiness ... "...why you...Read More »
13 of 17 | Posted by: Nicolette Konas - Mount Clemens, MI

“Wally -- Thanks for introducing me to your favorite song "Dream" by David Sanborn. What a beautiful piece of music it is. Whenever I hear it, I'll...Read More »
14 of 17 | Posted by: Elizabeth Franks - MI

“It was an Honor to have known Wally throughout the years while our children were at St. Clement. Cindy, Erika, Christina and Alex we are so sorry...Read More »
15 of 17 | Posted by: Chris & Sue Popp - Friend

“R.I.P. my friend!!! ”
16 of 17 | Posted by: Raymond Szukala - Warren, MI

“Wally, You had the most unique ability, no matter the situation or circumstances, of bringing a smile to the faces of those around you and...Read More »
17 of 17 | Posted by: Richard Magolan - Warren, MI


Walter B. Zwolinski of Warren passed away surrounded by his family on June 27, 2017, at St. John Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. Wally was born to Wladislaw and Katherine Zwolinski on May 2,1957 in Detroit, Michigan. Wally grew up in the Detroit and Hamtramck area, attending Our Lady Queen of Apostles Elementary School and later graduating from St. Florian High School in Hamtramck. Wally had many fond memories of his high school friends and times spent in and around Hamtramck.

Wally worked for four years at Wayne State University (WSU) in the Purdy/Kresge Library. He also worked for 17 years at Electronic Data Systems "EDS" as an Applications Engineer and then as a Project Manager at the GM Tech Center in Warren.

Wally met Cynthia Swenskowski in 1983 at WSU and they later married at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Detroit on October 3,1987. Together they had three children, Erika Noel, Kristina Marie, and Alexander Walter. Wally took great pride in his children and their many accomplishments. While the children were growing one of the things Wally enjoyed most was being involved in his children's many activities. Wally's interest in magic and love of providing entertainment to children will be fond memories his family will cherish forever.

Wally joins in Heaven his mother, Katherine, his father, Wladyslaw, and his sister, Ursula, in eternal life. He will also be greeted by his mother and father-in-law, Casimer and Elizabeth Swenskowski, who loved him very much. He is survived by his wife Cynthia and his dear children Erika, Kristina, and Alex Zwolinski. Also surviving is his Brother Gerald Zwolinski. and his in-laws; Richard, Nancy, and Kevin Swenskowski. He was especially fond of Richard Swenskowski, whom he often referred to as his "brother".

Visitation for Wally will be held Friday from 4-8pm with 7pm Rosary Service at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 ½ Mile Rd). Wally will lie In state Saturday 9:30am at St. Faustina Catholic Church (formerly St. Edmund) until the time of the Funeral Mass 10am. Celebrating the Funeral Liturgy will be Reverend Fr. Bogdan Milosz. Interment will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

Please share memories of Wally at his memory book above.