Mr. James C. Sokolowski, Sr., age 69 of Newaygo, died Saturday, February 9, 2008 at Spectrum Health-Butterworth Campus in Grand Rapids. He was born James Carl Sokolowski in Muskegon, the son of Florence (Johnson) and Kazimier Sam Sokolowski on June 23, 1938. He married Sharon Rae Downs on December 31, 1960 in Ravenna. He was a Welding Inspector for Neway Equipment in Muskegon until 2003. He was a member of St. Bartholomew Catholic Church.

He is survived by his wife Sharon Sokolowski, children Kenneth Sokolowski of Whitehall, James Sokolowski, Jr. of Newaygo, Steven & Nora Sokolowski of Sand Lake, Thomas & Peggy Sokolowski of Cedar Springs, Randall & Christie Sokolowski of Newaygo, Kristin & Richard Staples of Newaygo, 17 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, his brothers Sam, Dave, Willis, & Bob Sokolowski. He was preceded in death by his sister Mary Powell.

The Funeral Liturgy will be held at 11:00 AM from the St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, Newaygo on Wednesday, February 13, 2008 with Father Tom Boufford as Celebrant. Interment will be in the St. Bartholomew Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to Mass at the church. For Memorials please consider the family for funeral expenses.

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Pam Cronk
Tuesday February 12, 2008

Kristin & Family~ My deepest sympathies to you on the death of your dad and grandpa. May God be your comfort. You are in my prayers~ Pam Cronk

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Dawn Saunders-Stickney
Wednesday February 13, 2008

Well, what can I say about Jim! He was the nicest guy you could ever meet. Always a smile on his face. I met Jim right after he moved to Newaygo; buying the trailor from my sister Mary (Ron) May. You couldn't ask for a better neighbor than Jim. He was one cool dude with Fonzie hair!! He will surely be missed by the old neighborhood.

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Brittanie Uhlman and Nancy Lambert
Thursday February 14, 2008

From your neighbor @ 631 S.Pike St. We will keep you in our paryers. will miss seeing him working in the yard. please tell racheal that her camp conusler Brittanie says sorry that she lost her Grandpa.

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