Frank W. Podolski

  • Born: June 19, 1928
  • Died: March 1, 2020
  • Location: Sterling Heights, Michigan

Wujek - Calcaterra & Sons

36900 Schoenherr Rd
Sterling Heights, MI 48312
Tel. (586) 826-8550

Tribute & Message From The Family

PODOLSKI, Frank W. March 1, 2020. Age 91. Beloved husband of the late Dorothy. Loving father of Doreen Alpert (Dan) and Debbe Dubey. Proud and loving grandfather of Shawn (Chad), Hilary (Eric), Jayme (Josh), Jeff (Katie) and Neil (Janel) and great-grandfather of Charlotte, Alex, Dylan, Johnny, Blake, Chase, Calvin, Tommy and Spencer. Dear brother of the late Elsie Kowalski (Robert). Also survived by his former son-in-law Patrick Dubey. Frank proudly served as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army and retired as an executive in quality control from Chrysler . He enjoyed being involved in civic groups and was the Past President of the Madison Heights Jaycees as well as a former member of the Building Authority for both Madison Heights and Sterling Heights. Frank found his life's greatest joy in his family and loved to be with them whenever possible. Visitation Thursday 3-9 pm with a Rosary from 7-7:30 pm at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Instate Friday 10:30 am until time of 11 am Mass at St. Ephrem Catholic Church, 38900 Dodge Park (at 17 Mile Rd.), Sterling Hts. Private inurnment, Cadillac Memorial Gardens East, Clinton Township. Memorial contributions to the Alzheimer's Association are appreciated. Please share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guestbook" at


Condolence & Memory Journal

Sending hugs to your family and prayers to the Lord for comfort, peace and to bring to you wonderful
memories that will make you laugh, cry and grieve together as the passing of time has come all too
quickly that your father has been taken from this earth to his place in eternity. God's blessings --

Posted by Lori Powers Redlowsk - Washington, MI - Family   March 05, 2020

Our condolences are with the family. We are so fortunate to have made great memories with Frank, as well as with Dorothy. Frank and Dorothy were not only friends, but family to us. Since Michelle and Tony's grandparents do not live in the US, during grandparents day at their elementary school, they were lucky to have them as their grandparents for the day and we are so grateful. We are keeping the Podolski family in our prayers.

Posted by Elias, Lupita, Michelle, Tony Lebbos - Troy, MI - Family Friend   March 05, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family . Sorry for your loss.
Love, Mary Grace Podolski - Warner & Jim.

Posted by Mary Warner - Tawas City, MI - Family   March 04, 2020

My condolences on the loss of a kind and generous soul that Frank was...

Posted by Yevheniya Pekhnyk - Lviv, Ukraine - Family Friend   March 04, 2020

Dear Uncle Frank,

I've been thinking of all the special memories we had over the years...I'll never forget you!!

Lots of Love,

Posted by Lori Ondecker (and family) - Orlando, FL - Family   March 03, 2020

With love and fond memories -

Posted by Irina Smirnova - Shawnee, KS, KS - Family Friend   March 03, 2020

Dear Frank,

It was our good fortune to live next door to you and Dorothy for over fifty years. You were great next door neighbors and cherished friends.

You were forever a gentleman, ready to chit-chat and quick with a smile. Our son Patrick, as a young tyke told us you were, My best friend. You were a good man, and with Dorothy, a charter member of St. Ephrem parish.

You were always proud of your home, and spent many hours working on your lawn, shrubs, and the beautiful flowers that Dorothy loved so much. Your stunning landscape was culminated by the majestic Blue Spruce residing in your front yard which finally reached at least twenty feet in height.

We are forever grateful for that tree and your generosity in letting us use that tree as a chronicle of our family history. It served as a pictorial backdrop for every major event our children experienced. From kindergartens through First communions, Confirmations, proms and graduations our kids and your spruce grew tall together.

There is an old Irish saying:

"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal;
Love leaves a memory no one can steal."

We feel the heartache. We feel the love.

Posted by Jan and Pat Little - Sterling Hgts., MI - Neighbor   March 03, 2020

We are very sorry; our condolences to all the family.. We will keep all the family in our prayers. Love to all.

Posted by Claude and Sandra Imbt - N.Ft. Myers, FL - Family Friend   March 03, 2020

Joyce & Nancy

Posted by Nancy Kliger - Farmington Hills, MI - Friend   March 02, 2020

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