Adam Wojciechowski, 91, formerly of Cedar, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 29, 2017 at the Eaton Community Palliative Care after an extended fight against bladder cancer.
Adam was born on Dec. 8, 1925 in Detroit, the son of Francis and Barbara (Wojtas) Wojciechowski. On Aug. 25, 1950 at St. Alphonsus Church in Dearborn, he married Dorothy Clara Korte who preceded him in death on June 3, 2013.
Sports were a passion of Adam's and he excelled in football at both the high school and college level. He was a dominate quarterback for Northwestern High School. After serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II, he returned to his passion and was an all-American tackle for Lawrence Technical and later Detroit Technical Colleges. It was also during college when he met and married Dorothy Korte and spent the next 63 years together.
Adam began his 32-year career with the City of Warren working in the playground Parks and Recreation department. He rose through the ranks and ended his final 16 years as the director of parks and recreation for the city. Adam prided himself on building a robust recreation program for the city, from the summer camps, movies in the parks, to family orientated and senior activities. He also brought to the city an indoor/outdoor in-ground Olympic sized swimming pool with a removable roof.
He coordinated with the Warren Consolidated School District, the city employed hundreds of teachers, high school and college students and established a robust baseball, basketball, soccer and numerous other sports programs which thousands of athletes participated in during the '70s and '80s. He was always championing for the youth and the elderly by offering safe, engaging and challenging programs.
Adam and Dorothy retired to Cedar enjoying their passion for golf at Sugarloaf, cards and casinos. They cherished hosting and sharing the beauty of Leelanau peninsula with their friends and family. Their grandchildren fondly remember driving the golf cart through the cherry orchards and spending time with their grandparents who looked so forward to their visits. Adam's happily ever after is now fulfilled being reunited with his wife, daughter and granddaughter with Christ.
Adam is survived by his children, Larry (Kathy) Wojciechowski, Laura (Steve) Pratt, and Lee (Mary) Wojciechowski; eight grandchildren, Kate (Chris) Briske-Grey, Paulette Briske, Bryan (Annette) Wojciechowski, Aimee Wojciechowski, Sam Pratt, Jacob Pratt, Adam (Ally) Wojciechowski, and Sara Wojciechowski; and great-granddaughter, Ever Pratt-Hart.
In addition to his loving wife of 63 years, Dorothy, Adam was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda (Briske); and a granddaughter, Kerri Wojciechowski.
Adam was the youngest of eight children and the last survivor amongst the siblings, as well as their spouses. He was special uncle Adam to all of his nieces and nephews.
Services will be announced in the future.
Please share condolences with Adam's family at www.martinson.info.
Arrangements are with the Martinson Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Leelanau.
Published on June 6, 2017