Joseph V. Degowski

COPPER HARBOR – Joseph V. Degowski, 93, of Copper Harbor, died Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital in Laurium.

He was born May 13, 1920, in Detroit, son of the late Joseph and Stephanie (Sadowski) Degowski. Joe attended the Detroit Schools and graduated from St. Joseph High School in Detroit.

He worked as an inspector for the Department of Street and Railways in Detroit for 38 years, retiring in 1976.

Joe was a lifelong member of the Knights of Columbus and was an award winning photographer.

Surviving are two sons, Bill (Bonnie) Degowski of Copper Harbor and Greg (Ida) Degowski of Royal Oak; four grandchildren, Julie, Sarah, Molly and Jennifer Degowksi, fourgreat-grandchildren, Brody, Ava, Gavin and Ty; one sister, Patricia Schmitt of Marathon, Fla.

The funeral service for Mr. Degowski will be held at 3 p.m. Friday in the Erickson-Crowley-Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet with Deacon Art Stancher officiating.

Visitation will be from 1-3 p.m. Friday in the funeral home.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family