OBIT: Ronald J. Michalski

Ronald J. Michalski, of Baldwin, Mich., died on April 23, 2011, in Palatka, Fla., after a short stay at Haven Hospice.

Ronald was born on May 14, 1944, in Detroit to Joseph and Mary Michalski. A graduate of Edsel Ford High School, Ronald was a member of the U.S. Army Reserves, where he served as a drill instructor. He worked as a rural mail carrier and retired from the United States Postal Service. After retirement, Ron and his wife Gay enjoyed traveling the country.

He married his soul mate Gay L. Zimmer in 1967 in Dearborn. The couple has two daughters, Nicki and Catherine. Michalski died shortly before the couple’s 44th wedding anniversary.

Mr. Michalski is survived by his wife, Gay; daughter, Nicki Michalski and her husband, Blaine Graham, of Beaumont, Texas; daughter Catherine Prohofsky, her husband, David, and their children Abigail, Joshua, Benjamin and Daniel, of St. Johns, Fla.; and his brother, David, and his wife, Diane, of Stanwood.

A memorial service for Ron Michalski will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 2 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Baldwin.

St. Johns Family Funeral Home, St. Augustine, FL is in charge of arrangements.