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Timothy Timothy "Tim" Francis Mierzwa
(September 15, 1948 - October 15, 2012)

Mierzwa, Timothy “Tim” Francis

Passed away on Monday, October 15, 2012, at the age of 64 after a brief battle with cancer. He was the son of Virginia and the late Frank Mierzwa. Surviving are his two sons, James (Erika) of Stockbridge and Adam (Lorrie) of Ypsilanti. Tim was also the proud grandpa of Lucy and Noah. He is survived by five siblings – Dan Mierzwa (Melody), Trudy (Leonard) Yenne, Terry (Sue) Mierzwa, Lynn (Bruce) Jones, and Frank, Jr., (Susan) Mierzwa, along with Jacky Munsey and many adoring nieces.

Tim graduated from St. Mary’s High School in 1966. He was an honest, gifted salesman and was co-owner and operator of the Vacuum Cleaner Hospital on Wildwood Avenue.

Tim was a character and a real Renaissance man. He was an author and a writer of comics, poetry, and history. He was a collector of arrowheads, bottles, books, antiques, instruments, rare spring hooks, fishing spears, puddingstones, and sundry “curiosities.” He was a musician who wrote and performed music ranging from rock to blues to jazz to bluegrass.

Tim took time to enjoy life’s simple gifts – a bonfire with friends, a Sunday dinner with his mother, a good story, shrimp cocktail, takeout breakfast from the Roxy Café, making music, telling jokes, solving the world’s problems with Kyle and Steve, an occasional vacation, and sharing his latest interests/adventures with friends. He loved fishing, hunting, and his land. Tim loved giving gifts, and his family loved being the recipients of Tim’s unique gifts. Nobody appreciated a good meal (and the nap which followed) more than Tim.

Tim was a gentle man who loved unconditionally, gave generously, and made everyone he met feel important. Mahatma Gandhi said, “In a gentle way, you can shake the world.” Tim did.

Visitation for Tim will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, October 22, at St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church. Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary Church. Reverend Father Richard Eberle O.S.F.S. will be the celebrant at the Mass.

In lieu of flowers, those who wish may contribute to Allegiance Hospice.

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