Frank Michalowski


Frank Michalowski was born June 27, 1931, and passed away peacefully at home in Tunkhannock on May 13, 2024. Born in Scranton, he was the youngest son of Theodore and Stephania (Kosmaczewska) Michalowski. He was very proud of his Polish heritage. He spoke and sang in Polish to the delight of all who listened and loved to polka. He was a graduate of West Side High School. He later joined the United States Air Force and was proud of his time served. Spending most of his life in Scranton, he considered himself a West Sider. One of his greatest pleasures was the game of baseball. Known as, "Guy Mick" on the field, he was a great all around player and could really hit the ball. His lifelong passion of the game led him to Florida for spring training, collecting, buying and selling baseball cards and memorabilia. Frank loved wheeling and dealing. He always had "walking around money" just in case he found a deal. He attended auctions, church sales, flea markets, always on the hunt for anything that was unusual and interesting. He had a great eye. Another one of his favorite pastimes was gardening. You would always find him with a spading fork in his hands. He appreciated nature and watching things grow. He surrounded himself with beautiful flowers, trees and bushes. He loved to give tours of his yard and share his tomatoes, cucumbers and dahlias. He would always give you something to take home. Frank was employed and retired from UPS. He was a shop steward who always stood up for the working man. On his routes, he met many people who later became friends. He placed a lot of importance on making friends. He was a force to be reckoned with. He was strong, determined, and would do whatever it took to meet his goals. He was always all in. When family and friends came to visit, he would always make sure you had plenty to eat. He loved good food and sharing it with company. He had many friends and continued to make new ones along the way. Special friends, Nancy Aiello, Nancy Place, Ann Heck and Bobby Jo Mc Kennas made his recent days pure joy. Frank is survived by five children, Guy (Charlie) (Pat) Michalowski, Rick (Vicki) Michalowski, Eileen (Ben) Barziloski, Betty (Frank) Matylewicz, Ted (fiancée, Hannah) Michalowski; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and many nephews and nieces. He was a favorite uncle to many. He was preceded in death by his parents, Theodore and Stephania; his daughters, Carol (Michalowski) Cavallotti, Victoria Michalowski; brothers, Joe, Stanley, Chey; sisters, Mary (Michalowski) Matuszewski, Julie ( Michalowski) Smith, Helen ( Michalowski) Rorick, Gloria Michalowski. Nieces Delores (Michalowski) McGoff, Linda (Michalowski) Troshinsky, Mary Ellen Michalowski, Joannie Michalowski, Cathy Michalowski, Helen Michalowski; and nephew, Chey Michalowski. Family and friends may call Sunday, May 19, from 2 to 4 p.m., with a service at 4 in the Thomas J. Hughes Funeral Home, 1240 St. Ann's St., Scranton. Inurnment will be Tuesday, May 21, at 1 p.m. in SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Taylor, with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, we ask that you spend time with your family, treat them to an ice cream in memory of Frank. Prayers are welcome.


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Francis(Butchie) and Mary Rorick and family

Sorry to hear of the passing of Uncle Guy. Our thoughts and prayers to all of you. One of the greatest and outgoing men from all around. He's now with all his heavenly family. God Bless. Butch and Mary

Sharon (winkler) Fredericks

I’m so sorry for your loss. Guy lived a good long life and I’m sure he is dancing the Polka in heaven. God bless him and may he rest in peace! Love to you all at this sad time. Sharon