Alexander Federowski, 94Published 8:59pm Thursday, July 12, 2012
Born: Nov. 1, 1917
Died: April 9, 2012
Alexander F. “Al” Federowski, 94, of Cassopolis, passed to his rest Monday, April 9, 2012, at Cass County Medical Care Facility after an illness.
He was born Nov. 1, 1917, in Chicago to the late Josef and Mary (Gyzbowska) Federowski.
Al was the former owner of the service station just east of Vandalia, and a fuel oil delivery service in connection with the service station. He was an avid supporter of the Barn Swallow Theatre. At this time, he and his wife were living on Donnell Lake.
Al liked to visit with friends and make new friends. He enjoyed doing community activities and helping others. Al had been a member of the school board of Vandalia, and one of his prime objectives was to see his children receive a good education. Al served in the United States Navy, doing two tours of duty. He served in Alaska and the Asiatic-Pacific area; Seattle; San Diego; and the Massachusetts area.
He was married June 2, 1956, at Edwardsburg Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Wallace Moore to Marjorie Jane Silver, who survives. Marge was a former Cass County librarian and county commissioner.
Other survivors are their children, Mary Alice (Arthur) Sagebiel, of Hico, Texas, Dora Lucas, of Cassopolis, Rachel (Col. Charles) Wilson, of Fairfax, Va., Alex 2nd (Barbara) Federowski, of Keene, Texas, and Daniel (LuAnne) Federowski, of North Port, Fla. There are eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He has two sisters, Florence Drewenski, of Tinley Park, Ill., and Esther Bartels, of Vandalia.
Family who have passed are a daughter, Ruth Ann, in 1959, and his siblings, Estelle Erichsen, Charlotte Czyz, Jean Budzowski and Edward Federowski.
There will be a memorial service Saturday, July 14, at 2 p.m. at Paul E. Mayhew Funeral Home, 26863 West Main St. (U.S. Highway 12), Edwardsburg. Friends and family may gather from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Officiating will be the Rev. Scott Scheel, pastor of Edwardsburg Presbyterian Church, of which they were long-standing members.
Cremation burial will follow in Edwardsburg Cemetery, with the United States Navy Honor Guard playing taps and folding the flag.
Memorial donations may be given to Cass County Council on Aging, 60525 Decatur Rd., Cassopolis, MI 49031.
A portion of the obituary was published in April 2012; now the entire arrangements are completed.
Paul E. Mayhew Funeral Home, Edwardsburg, is serving the family.