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James Allan Bednarz


Age 70, Died August 9, 2014. He was born in Highland Park, Michigan to Michael and Frances (Skoda) Bednarz on May 22, 1944. He graduated from Michigan State University, where he was a member of Delta Sigma Phi, with a Master's Degree. He spent many years teaching in the classroom and the state penitentiary. He had a passion for the arts and loved to travel.

James was preceded in death by his parents, brother Richard Bednarz and sister Anita Palmieri.  He is survived by daughters Nicole (Keith) Ripper, Roxanne (Dan) Simon, granddaughters Alexis and Jessica Ripper and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

There will be a private family interment at a later date. To leave online condolences visit

Published in Lansing State Journal on Aug. 12, 2014
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