Zofia Lewandowski (age 96)
February 27, 2020

Zofia “Sophie” Lewandowski (nee Bawol), a longtime resident of Hamtramck and Detroit, died Thursday, February 27, 2020 at the age of 96 in Massachusetts. Sophie was born on September 2, 1923 in Hamtramck, Michigan. She was the youngest of six children; Anna, Angeline, Helen, Veronica, and John and the youngest daughter of the family. Sophie married the late Benjamin (Bronislaw) “Benny” Lewandowski in 1944 in Hamtramck, Michigan. They had four children, James Lewandowski (deceased 1989), Michael Lewandowski (deceased 1980), and she is survived by two of her children, MaryAnn (Gary) Jentzen and Robert (Lisa) Lewandowski and her dear daughter-in-law, Joan Desmet. She has 9 grandchildren (Jeffery, Jamie, Michelle, Lisa, Kristen, Courtney, Lauren, Tony and Jason) and 15 great grandchildren. Sophie could always be found with a smile on her face. She was a devoted member of St. Bartholomew Catholic Church in Detroit and St. Florian Catholic Church in Hamtramck and nothing brought her more joy than making pierogi in the church basement with her friend’s for one of the church’s many festivals. She loved spending time with her family and friends, attending mass, going to dances and showing off her latest shoes. She was a meticulous dresser, so much so she was voted Best Dressed Girl in her class at Hamtramck High School in 1941. During World War II, she started working at Chrysler as a press operator and stayed on for 32 years. She was beloved at this job and proud of her time spent there. She was a hard worker and a friend to all. As of last week, she could still be found singing Polish songs with a smile on her face. She was truly loved by all and will be greatly missed.

Friday, March 6, 2020 from 2 – 8 PM Rosary 5 PM

Jurkiewicz & Wilk Funeral Home (map)
2396 Caniff
Hamtramck MI 48212

Funeral service
March 7, 2020
Lying in state at 9:30 AM until time of funeral mass at 10 AM.

St. Florian Catholic Church (map)
2626 Poland
Hamtramck MI 48212

The Family requests donations in Zofia’s name be made to Saint Florian Catholic Church