Joseph Gapczynski1929 - 2019
Joseph C. Gapezynski, age 90 of Rogers City,
passed away May 26, 2019, at the
Birch Lane AFC Home,
He was born March 20, 1929, in Rogers City
to Cash and Jennie (Styma) Gapezynski.
Joe graduated from Rogers City High School in 1948. He served in the
United States Army from 1951 through 1953. Mr. Gapezynski was
co-owner of American Gas Products, Cash’s Oxygen and Welding
Supplies and Cash’s Automotive in Rogers City. Opening in 1958, the
Gapczynski Brothers had the oldest gas supply business in northern
Michigan. Joe enjoyed reading the newspaper every day to keep up on
current events, He loved telling people the history of Rogers City and
Presque Isle County.
Mr. Gapezynski ts survived by:
two nephews, Gregory (Cathy) of Rogers City and
Jeffrey (Christine) of Clinton Township;
one niece, Ann (Brandon) Hale of Granbury, Texas;
seven great nieces and nephews, Jason (Salina), Aaron, Lacy (Jim)
Otteman, Jill, Brandon Hale, Jr., and Andrew and Jenny Putnam,
six great-great nieces and nephews, Taylor, Jaymes, Lauren and
Leo Otteman, and Raylan and Avery Putnam.
He was preceded in death by
his parents, Cash and Jennie;
brother and sister-in-law, Leo and Alice and
his brother, Alphonse
Friends may visit at the Beck Funeral Home on Sunday, June 2nd from
4:00 until 8:00 pm with rosary at 6:30, Visitation will resume on Monday
at St. Ignatius Catholic Church from 9:00 am until time of Mass at
10:00 am with Father Rolando Silva officiating
Rogers City VFW Post 607 will accord military honors following Mass.
Interment will take place at Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to St. Ignatius Catholic School
in memory of Joseph Gapezynski