Edward Pytleski of Berlin Township died peacefully at his home on Sunday, May 17, 2020. He was 76 years old. Eddie was the son of Joseph and Helen (née Kowalczyk) Pytleski. The youngest of eight children, he was born in Detroit, MI, on May 2, 1944. Growing up in Detroit, he graduated from Denby High School in 1962. He was a rough carpenter for over 50 years, working first with his father and then with his brother Ray and Ray’s sons. In 1973, he moved to Berlin Township with his parents and later to a duplex with his brother, Ray. A lifelong Catholic, Eddie loved the Church and never missed a Holy Mass or Friday abstinence. He was a longtime member of the Knights of Columbus Our Lady Queen of Peace in Imlay City. Eddie loved to travel, particularly to northern Michigan and the southwest United States, with family. He was an avid fisherman who fished in all seasons, from small ponds to the Great Lakes. Eddie golfed the local links and enjoyed hitting buckets of balls. He was a fan of the Tigers, Lions and Red Wings, listening to the games on the radio in his garage while enjoying a cold beer. Gardening, tending flowers, and taking photos with his Polaroid and disposable cameras were a favorite pastime with Eddie.
Eddie is survived by his brother, Raymond (Florence) Pytleski of Berlin Township; sister, Frances Clarke of Oxnard, CA; and brother-in-law, Robert Byrnes. He is also survived by numerous nephews and nieces.
He was proceeded in death by his parents; brothers, Joe (Marge), Leonard (Theresa), Jim (Stella) and Tom (Delores); sisters, Margaret Pytleski and Helen Byrnes; and co-worker and nephew, Peter Pytleski.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 25, 2020 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Imlay City. Reverend Father Noel Cornelio will officiate. Burial will follow at West Berlin Cemetery in Allenton, MI.
The family will be available for visiting hours from 2-5 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday, May 24, 2020 at the Muir Brothers Funeral Home of Imlay City, 225 N. Main Street, Imlay City and from 10-11 a.m. Monday, May 25, 2020 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Imlay City.
A Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Sunday evening.
At this time “Social Distancing Procedures” are still in place and that means that there should be no more than 10 people in the funeral home chapel at any one time.
The family wishes to particularly thank the Almont Branch of CSB / Lakestone / Source Bank for their unending attention towards Eddie, as well as the Almont Pastry Shop where he was a daily customer.
Please be sure to sign the online register book at muirbrothersfh.com to share your memories and condolences with the Pytleski family.
Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let the perpetual light shine on him. May he rest in peace.