Raymond "Ray" John Gelski of Hemlock, Michigan
Beloved brother, nephew, uncle, and friend passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Saturday, January 29, 2022, at Covenant HealthCare - Cooper. He was 71 years old. Raymond was born on January 20, 1951, in Saginaw, Michigan, to the late Raymond and Margaret (Kelley) Gelski. He married the love of his life, Julie Ann Micsak, on April 10, 1971, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Hemlock; she preceded him in death on April 14, 2010. Ray worked for over 42 in the Asphalt Industry with several companies until his retirement in 2010. He was of the Lutheran Faith. Ray was a hard worker, and like his wife Julie, he enjoyed working in his yard. He was an avid baseball fan and a big supporter of the Great Lakes Loons. He was kind, caring, and held a special place in his heart for all animals, especially cats. Ray found peace and tranquility in taking truck rides throughout the area.
Surviving are his brother, Eric Sanders of Saginaw; sister, LaShawn Zimmer of Saginaw; a special aunt, Ann Drbul of Hemlock; sister-in-law, Cindy Gelski of Saginaw. Also surviving are many loving nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, John Raymond Gelski and Jacob R. Suppes; sister, Lynn Ann McNeil.
A celebration of Ray's life will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 3, 2022, at the W. L. Case & Company Funeral Chapel 201. N. Miller Road. Rev. Ted McCulloch will officiate. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery - Hemlock. Friends are welcome to gather with the family at the funeral chapel on Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Amazing Grace Pet Rescue. Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at the funeral home or through www.casefuneralhome.com.