Thursday, March 10, 2022

Donald Stephan Szlezyngier - 4th Degree Knight of Columbus

Obituary for Donald Stephan Szlezyngier

March 10, 2022. Age 76. Beloved Husband of Marianne. Loving Father of Dave (Jill) Szlezyngier and Sara Haidar. Cherished Grandpa and Papa of Brandon, Delaney and Jason Szlezyngier and Arianna and Audrey Haidar. Dear brother, of Diane (Chet) Dzbanski and Pattie (Dave) Bousson. Loving brother-in-law of John (Betty) Pyenta and Steve (Carol) Pyenta. Loving cousin of Jerry Podgorniak. Also survived by former spouse, Nancy Szlezyngier and former son-in-law James Haidar, as well as many nieces, nephews and extended family. Don was an educator and instructional specialist for Detroit Public Schools. A love of teaching was extended as a Boyscout Troup leader and an instructor through the Detroit Sports Congress where he coached and taught Junior Rifle and CPL classes. As a Master Gardener, Don had the most beautiful and bountiful garden. Don's talents spread over a vast array of instruments such as the accordion, piano, organ, and melodica as well as skilled woodworking and painting. He was a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus. Don will be greatly missed by the many lives he impacted over the years. Visitation Monday, March 14, 2022 from 3-8pm at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile) with Rosary at 7pm. In state Tuesday 9:30am at St. Paul of Tarsus Catholic Church (41300 Romeo Plank Rd, Clinton Twp) until 10:00am Mass. Burial Resurrection Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guestbook" @

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