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John P. Makowski

June 20, 1935 ~ October 13, 2020 (age 85)

Obituary

John P. Makowski, 85, of Paw Paw, MI, passed away on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on June 20, 1935 in Oil City, PA, the son of Frank and Barbara (Jamroz) Makowski.

John attended Catholic School and graduated from Cathedral Prep in Erie, PA. He attended Seminary School for a brief period before eventually graduating from Gannon University in Erie. John earned his Master's Degree in Education from Wayne State University. He worked as a teacher for Alliance, and Orchard Lake St Mary's Prep, before retiring from Paw Paw High School after 40 years.

Surviving is his loving Wife, M. Jane Makowski, Son, Stephen Gerard, Daughters, Michele (Jeff) Sivley and Melissa (Gerald Daniels) Makowski, Son, Michael (Vicki) Makowski, eight Grandchildren, Rachel, Melissa (Courtney), Clayton (Cheyenne), Stephanie, David, Ericka, Emily, & Ethan, two Great-Grandchildren, Cayla and Haylie, Brother-in-law, Melville (Madge) Hazen, and a host of other loving family and friends. John was preceded in death by his parents, siblings, and a Daughter, Stephanie Anne Makowski.

John and Jane were faithful members of Saint Mary's Catholic Church in Paw Paw. He was also a member of the Paw Paw Lions Club, a Fourth Degree member of the Knights of Columbus, and a member of the Paw Paw Eagles. He loved to garden, cook, and read. John was a proud Polish American; he enjoyed listening to their music and passing down the Polish traditions to his family. He had an unshakable faith that gave him strength and strong bonds which he also instilled in his children and grandchildren. 

Friends will be received at Adams Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 502 W. Michigan Ave., on Thursday, October 22, 2020, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm with a Rosary Service to begin at 7:30 pm. and again on Friday, October 23, 2020, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
A Memorial Mass will be held at Saint Mary's Catholic Church, 209 Brown St., on Saturday, October 24, 2020, at 11:00 am with Father Joseph Xavier officiating. Interment will follow in the Saint Mary Cemetery, Paw Paw, MI.

Contributions may be made out to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, the Mayo Clinic, Wings of Hope Hospice, the National Honor Society of Paw Paw, or the Polish Heritage Memorial Park in Oil City, PA. To sign the online tribute page, go to www.adamspawpaw.com.

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
October 22, 2020

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Adams Funeral Home
502 West Michigan Avenue
Paw Paw, MI 49079

Recitation of the Rosary
Thursday
October 22, 2020

7:30 PM
Adams Funeral Home
502 West Michigan Avenue
Paw Paw, MI 49079

Visitation
Friday
October 23, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Adams Funeral Home
502 West Michigan Avenue
Paw Paw, MI 49079

Memorial Mass
Saturday
October 24, 2020

11:00 AM
Saint Mary s Catholic Church (Brown St)

Interment
Saturday
October 24, 2020

1:00 PM
Saint Mary Cemetery, Southwest Michigan

Donations

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856
Web: http://www.stjude.org/

Wings of Hope Hospice
530 Linn Street, Allegan MI 49010
Tel: 1-269-686-8659
Email: bferry@wingsofhopehospice.com
Web: https://wingsofhopehospice.com/donate/

Mayo Clinic
200 First Street SW, Rochester MN 55905
Tel: 1-855-852-8129
Web: https://philanthropy.mayoclinic.org/donatemc

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