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Gerald Pilarski

1926 - 2011

Gerald J. Pilarski age 84 of Hawks
passed away August 31, 2011 at Alpena Regional Medical Center

He was born October 1, 1926 in Rogers City
to Frank and Sally (Smolinski) Pilarski

Mr. Pilarski served in the United States Navy during World War II.
On September 11, 1948 he married Maxine Wirgau, Gerry retired from Calcite in
1986. He enjoyed hunting, camping, gardening, and fishing. He will be remembered
for his smoked fish.

Mr. Pilarski is survived by:
his wife, Maxine;
2 grandchildren, Ashley and Dylan;
sister, Blanche Micketti;
many nieces, nephews, and friends

He was preceded in death by:
son, Ron;
daughter, Carol;
3 brothers, Clarence, Alfred, and Phil.

Friends may visit at the Beck Funeral Home on Thursday from 6:00 p.m, through
time of closing prayers at 8:00 p.m. with Sr. Rita Epple conducting. Visitation will
continue on Friday at St. Ignatius Catholic Church from 9:00 a.m, through time of
mass at 10:00 a.m. with Fr. Arthur Duchnowicz officiating. Rogers City VFW will
offer a military tribute following mass.

Inurnment will take place at Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to St. Ignatius Catholic Church in memory of Gerald Pilarski.

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Gerald Pilarski – Beck Funeral Home – Rogers City, MI