STANIEVICH FR. WALTER J. 92, October 5, 2012. Survived by Sister-in-law Aldona (the late John) Stanievich, loving nephews, Dr. John (Maria) Stanievich, George (Karen) Stanievich, niece Christine and beloved great-nephews John, Robert and Joseph. Cherished great-niece Rebecca (Jason) Viola also survive. Preceded in death by nephew Robert Stanievich. Father Stanievich was born on February 3, 1920, in Hamtramck, Michigan and became an ordained priest for the Archdiocese of Detroit on October 26, 1946. Fr. Stanievich's many assignments included serving as associate pastor at St. Clement Parish, Warren; St. Patrick Parish, Wyandotte; Holy Innocents Parish, Roseville; and St. Vincent Parish, Detroit. In addition, Fr. Stanievich served as administrator at St. Anthony (Lithuanian) Parish, Detroit; St. Peter Lithuanian Parish, Detroit; St. Paschal Baylon Parish, Taylor; St. Sylvester Parish, Warren; St. Perpetua Parish, Waterford; St. Henry Parish, Lincoln Park; St. Francis Xavier Parish, Ecorse; and as pastor at St. Anthony (Lithuanian) Parish, Detroit and St. Mark Parish, Warren. Visitation will take place at E. J. Mandziuk & Son Funeral Directors (586-757-3563), 22642 Ryan Road (one blk. S. of 9 Mile), Warren on Sunday, October 7, from 3-9 p.m. and Monday from 1-9 p.m. with a vigil service at 7 p.m. Father Stanievich will lie in repose on Tuesday, October 9, at St. Mark Parish Church, 4401 Bart Avenue, Warren from 10:00 a.m. until the celebration of his funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield, MI. In lieu of flowers donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
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God thank you for Fr. Stanievich. We thank you and him for his service in your name. The world is a much better place for his service in you. Prayers are being said for Fr. Stanevich and family.