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John Joseph Jarzyna
John J. Jarzyna passed away on June 6, 2021 at the age of 64. John will be lovingly remembered by his sister Kay (Tom) Benesh, brother Joe Jarzyna, brother-in-law Bruce Jurewicz and his nieces and nephews Kristin Jurewicz, Kim Balk, Joe Benesh, David Benesh, Theresa Benesh, Dan Jarzyna and Jack Jarzyna as well as his great nieces and nephews. He especially loved being an uncle and will be missed by his many friends. He was predeceased by his parents, John and Carolyn Jarzyna, and his sister, Mary Jurewicz.
John graduated from Western Michigan University in 1979 and went on to obtain his JD from Wayne State University. He practiced law until his death in his hometown of Ray, Mich. He had a passion for helping others in need. John was a 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus and an active member with the Michigan Council of the Blind. He held leadership positions in both organizations.
A Mass of the Resurrection was held at St. Isidore Catholic Church, 18201 23 Mile Rd. (at Romeo Plank). Memorial donations may be made to the St. Isidore Knights of Columbus and Michigan Council of Blind and Visually Impaired. To sign the guestbook, visit https://guestbook.wujekcalcaterra.com/m/obituaries/John-Jarzyna/Memories.