On Monday July 19, 2021, Jeremy James Cartwright of Madison Heights, loving husband, son, brother and fur/feather daddy passed away at the age of 48.
Jeremy was born on November 18, 1972 in Carson City, MI to Leonard William “Bill” and Linda (Boeskool) Cartwright. He graduated from Ashley Community Schools in 1991. He received his Bachelor of Education degree from Ferris State University where he played Offensive Guard on the football team and his Master’s in Administration degree from Saginaw Valley State University. He became an employee of Hamtramck Public School in the Fall of 1999 where he was a Science Teacher, Football Coach, Baseball Coach, Softball Coach, Class Sponsor and served several years as Assistant Principal. On October 27, 2001 he married Carolyn Claire (Conway) Cartwright. Throughout their years together the couple raised several dogs and birds.
Jeremy had a passion for all things outdoors. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, and golfer. He also loved his Sunday bowling league, but most of all, Jeremy loved people. His passion for people is seen through the love he had for his family, his colleagues and friends and the thousands of students he coached, taught and mentored throughout the years as well as his involvement within the community and his community service as an Honorary Member of the Polish Legion of American Veterans Post #6 in Hamtramck.
Jeremy was preceded in death by his Grandparents, Francis and Gladys Cartwright and Kenneth Boeskool. Jeremy is survived by his wife Carolyn, his current pooches Tutti-Frutti and Gunter, his 3 parakeets Spring, Summer, and Fall, his father Leonard, his mother Linda, his brother Marty, his grandmother Matilda Boeskool, his aunts and uncles: Mary (Dave) Redman, Perrinton; Margaret Wise, Perrinton; Dean Ball, Portland; Connie Cartwright, Ashley; Marcia (Melvin) Zimmerman, Lake City, Dave (Ann) Boeskool, Shelby Township and several cousins.
Visitation will be held on Monday, July 26, 2021 from 2-8 p.m. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at 11 a.m. with visitation prior to the service starting at 9 a.m. Both visitation and funeral service will be held at Jurkiewicz & Wilk Funeral Home, 2396 Caniff Street, Hamtramck, MI 48212.
A Celebration of Life Memorial will be held on Saturday, July 31, 2021 at Maple Rapids Methodist Church, in Maple Rapids, MI. The family will be receiving guests at 1 p.m. with services at 2 p.m. Luncheon following the Celebration of Life Ceremony at the Community Center in Maple Rapids, MI.
Monday July 26, 2021 from 2 – 8 pm
Tuesday July 27, 2021 11 am
Visitation prior to service starting at 9 am.
Jurkiewicz & Wilk Funeral Home (map)
Hamtramck MI 48212
Saturday, July 31, 2021 2 pm
Visitation prior to service starting at 1 pm.
Maple Rapids Methodist Church (map)
330 N Maple Ave
Maple Rapids MI 48853