Richard Alphonse FLOWERS
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FLOWERS Richard Alphonse Richard Alphonse Flowers, 81 years, of Temperance, MI, died Wednesday, January 12, 2011, in Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Toledo. He was born in Toledo to Alphonse and Victoria (Gorzelski) Kwiatkowski July 6, 1929. He married Phyllis (Hejnicki) July 26, 1958, who died January 4, 2001, after 42 years of marriage. A devoted husband and father, Richard is survived by his children, Nancy Flowers, Mary Jo (John) Roberts, Suzanne Flowers and Paul Flowers; grandchildren, Nathan, Gabriel and Jacob Roberts. He is also survived by Helen Mandeff Domalski Flowers, who he married in October, 2003. He worked at Jeep Daimler Chrysler in production scheduling over 37 years retiring in 1989. He was a 1947 Woodward High graduate and attended The University of Toledo 3 years. He entered active duty with the U.S. Marine Corps in 1950 with Toledo's 8th Infantry Battalion. At Woodward High he played Clarinet in the band and at that time also began playing with the Polish American Concert Band until his death. He also played with the UT band, the U.S. Marine 8th Infantry Battalion band, the U.S. Marine band in San Diego, CA and other bands around Toledo. He enjoyed his music, gardening and belonged to a number of plant societies. He was a long time member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Temperance, MI. Visitation will be held at Bedford Funeral Chapel 8300 Lewis Avenue, Temperance, MI, on Sunday, January 16, from 2 until 8 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church at 11 AM where he will lie in state after 10 AM. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.


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Published in The Blade from Jan. 15 to Jan. 16, 2011.
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January 26, 2011
Nancy, Mary Jo, Susan & Paul,
I am so sorry to hear about your fathers passing. I loved both of your parents!! A lot of great memories growing up on Smith Rd. Your dad always came over and sprayed our few fruit trees for my dad. He also gave me some tomatoe starts a few years ago and showed me his neat green house. He was a great guy!! He will be greatly missed. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.
Valorie Clemens (Sobczak)
January 22, 2011
Nancy, so sad to have read this. I hope you and your family will be strong. I know when I talked to you over Christmas Richard was not doing well. I will pray that all will be as God planned. Please take good care of yourself. I always enjoyed your dad's conversation when he would get small engine parts for his equipment. Take care Nancy.
Don Schoenradt
January 16, 2011
Nancy, you and your Family are forever in my Prayers. May God strength you.
Alicia Banks (Toledo, OH.)
January 16, 2011
Nancy my prayers are forever with you and your Family. May God strength you all to. Love Alicia Banks
January 15, 2011
We are saddened by your loss.
Margaret Morrison
January 15, 2011
Dear Paul, Nancy and Family,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May your memories bring you comfort and faith bring you peace.
Keith and Wendy Rusie
January 15, 2011
NANCY AND FAMILY ,AS YOU MOURN THINK OF ALL THE SMILES YOU SHARED AND HE IS NOW GREETING OTHERS WITH. THOUGHTS AND PRAYER TO YOU ALL
JENNIFER SANCHEZ
January 15, 2011
Helen,Nancy,Mary Jo,Sue,and Paul
Your dad will be missed very much. He was a great neighbor. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Bob & Nancy
January 15, 2011
Helen, Nancy, Mary Jo, Sue, and Paul,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Your dad will be truly missed.
Tina Cooper
January 15, 2011
SHARON, OUR PRAYERS AND THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. WE ARE IN FLORIDA OR WE WOULD BE AT THE MASS ON MONDAY. CONCERN JOHN JODI
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