BARTOSZ, John Christopher – of Manistee, Michigan, formerly of Flint, age 65, passed away Tuesday, February 9, 2021 due to complications from Covid. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at a later date.
John was born January 30, 1956, the son of the late Walter and LaVerne (Gilbert) Bartosz. He graduated from Flint Holy Rosary High School in 1974. He retired from Consumers Energy in July 2019 after 40 years of service. John married Laura (Borges) on June 2, 1979 and together they had 2 sons, Paul and Mark. He later married Chris (Olen) on July 27, 2019. John loved spending time fishing and hunting in the U.P. with his nephew, Matt. John enjoyed golf and especially loved spending time with his family. He worshipped his two grandsons and travelled frequently to Iowa to spend time with them. He was active at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Manistee and volunteered for many years at the Elks lodge even serving as Exalted Ruler for several years, and more recently joined the Moose lodge. John was also a very active volunteer for many years at Manistee Catholic Central School which his boys attended. He worked tirelessly with the athletic association as well as on their annual Harvest Autumn Fling fundraiser. He was a sensitive, loving, caring person to all who met him. John will be remembered for his great memory. He could recall moments from his childhood that the rest of us had forgotten. He was always reading the obituaries from multiple sources and kept us all informed of acquaintances that had passed.
John is survived by his wife, Chris; sons, Paul and wife Angel Bartosz, and Mark Bartosz and girlfriend Krista Chipman as well as grandsons, Nicklas and Joseph; stepchildren, Amber England (Olen), Amanda Olen, John Olen and Melissa Schester. He is also survived by siblings, Therese and Jim Klipa, Martha and Dave Ploof, Bill and Vicki Bartosz, Peggy Scobie, Andrea and Lenny Sly, and Tony and Maureeen Bartosz. In addition, he leaves behind nieces, Jennifer Bader, Beth Sanborn and Kayla Bartosz, and nephews, Matt, Brian, Jim and Joe Sly, and Dale Bartosz along with special uncle, Bob Gilbert; numerous cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and LaVerne Bartosz, brother, Alan Bartosz and brother-in-law Bill Scobie.