Joseph C. Szalkowski

    Joseph C. Szalkowski, 94, of Kalamazoo, died March 12, 2019. Joe was born June 21, 1924, in Green Bay, WI, to Frank and Anastasia (Tryanowski) Szalkowski.
    He is survived by Donna Oas, his sister-in-law; numerous nieces and nephews; and a very important friend and advocate, Barb Greenwood.
    His wife, Anne, preceded him in death, October of 2002. He was also preceded in death by his siblings,  Benedict, Felix, Anne Drecki, Frances Hermann, Charles, Leo, Clem, and Eleanor Brun-ette.
    Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Tuesday, March 19, at St. Mary Church, Paw Paw.  Burial was at St. Mary Cemetery, Paw Paw.
    Visit Joe’s personal web page at:, to archive a favorite memory or photo and sign his online guestbook.
    Memorial contributions may be made to St. Augustine Cathedral or, to honor Joe’s lifetime love for animals, an area animal shelter.
    A special thanks to the staff at the Fountains and Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan for their care.
    Arrangements by Betzler Life Story Funeral Home, 6080 Stadium Dr., Kalamazoo,(269)375-2900.


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