Mike passed away Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at St. Mary's Hospital in Saginaw, Michigan, age 62 years. He was born December 26, 1954 to Patricia Riley and the late John Malecki in Saginaw, Michigan. On August 13, 1977 he married the love of his life Mary Ann McGregor in Bridgeport, Michigan. They had 2 wonderful son's Timothy and Matthew.
He was a retired GM Gypsy working at several plants. His favorite role was being a father to his little buddies. He coached little league, was a leader in both Cub and Boy Scouts, attended school functions, was the 2nd class mechanic when his son raced at Auto City. He camped with NCHA/FCRV Chapter 292 since 1978. He would tell his boys that when they had kids they had to be a better father than him. Everything is a competition to be the best! Look at his Facebook page and you will see that he stayed friends with all of his "kids". Young people that his boys went to school with plus all of the young people he connected with in daily life. He was always full of life.
Mike’s latest passion has been Spirit Hockey. He liked to tell the referees how to do their job. Yet again he has stayed in touch following his "boys" accomplishments to the big leagues, even driving to watch them play on with a new teams. Mike was still trying to figure out Twitter, since one of his favorite players put it on his phone - so they could keep in touch in the modern world.
Everything needed to be fun. The last couple of years he had a lot of Dr. appointments, so he would grab the stethoscope and talk into it to test the doctors hearing. He never failed to tell the staff that he negotiated a pay raise for them, as he left the exam room.
He had so many plans for the next year, Loons baseball, camping, a cruise to celebrate a wedding milestone, another seasonal hockey ticket. His buddy was retiring in Dec. So it would be their first winter for 2 old geezers to have fun - ok more than usual. We are never to speak of the times he needed to rest from each adventure, just the fun times.
He is survied by his wife: Mary Ann; Sons: Timothy and Matthew Malecki, both of Montrose; Mother, Patricia Malecki of Birch Run; Brother, Ronald and Barbara Malecki of Wright, Minnesota; Sister-in-law, Hope Malecki of Birch Run; Brothers in law: Larry and Marie McGregor, Lee and Rosalie McGregor, Lyle and Diane McGregor; Several nieces, nephews, his adoped "daughter" Karrie Zielesch; Aunt Arletta Malott; Several cousins, and a host of friends that were his family. His furry children: Pete, Buzz and Woody. He was preceded by his father, John Malecki and his brother, John "Skip" Malecki.
A special thank you to the staff of the 3rd floor NICU for their compassion not only to Mike, but his family. Extra hugs to Jake and Jamie, you do a special job, and you do it well.
His cremains will be buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in South Branch, Michigan. A memorial service will be held, Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 1PM at the Bridgeport Gun Club, 3265 Roselle Rd, Saginaw, MI. Barbara Spears, officiating. We ask that everyone come casual, as Mike hated dressing up!! This is a day to celebrate our love for him. He will live on forever in our memories and our hearts. Please sign our guest book or share an online condolence with the family at www.oguinnfh.com.
O’Guinn Family Funeral Home
Birch Run Chapel