TRAVERSE CITY — Andrew “Andy” Byakowski, age 86, of Traverse City, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, at Birchwood Nursing Home.
He was born on July 14, 1927, in Flint, and was a professional baker with Dawn Donuts for several decades, thereafter joining CRM, both located in Traverse City.
He is survived by his sisters, Helen Deacons and Mary Chilson; a brother, Michael Farrel; three children, Elizabeth Ayers, Michael Colby and Rebecca Lotman; along with several nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Anthony and Louise Byakowski; brothers, Walter, John and Frank; his “Million Dollar Baby” of 31 years, Martha Ann Byakowski; and son, Thomas Frederick Colby.
A memorial service will take place at Linwood Cemetery, 4300 Church Road, Traverse City, Michigan, on Saturday, Sept. 7, at 11 a.m., followed by an informal wake at Long Lake Park. Please contact Covell Funeral Home with any additional questions you may have.
A special thank you is extended to the Birchwood Nursing Home staff and Hospice of Michigan for the loving care given to Andy.