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Anthony Jay Zalenski, age 59, of Lowell, passed away peacefully at home on July 16, 2018 after a long illness. 

The son of George & Gertrude (Przybysz) Zalenski, he was born on October 22, 1958 in Grand Rapids.

Tony was preceded in death by his parents, sister Judy Cotter, brother Brian Zalenski and his nephew Tyler Cotter.  He is survived by his wife of 5 years, Darcy, his children Brian Zalenski, Melissa Yost, Leah Yost & Scott, Gwen & Gordy Mouw Yost, Amber & Mourad Hebara; eight grandchildren with one more on the way; his two sisters Cindy & Bud Averill, Nancy & Tony Rettig; many nieces & nephews.

A celebration of life gathering will be held on July 29, 2018 from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Mill Creek Tavern, 3844 West River Dr., Comstock Park, MI.

A special thank you to Melissa Yost and Spectrum Health Hospice for their loving Care.

Honoring his wishes cremation will take place.  To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Anthony’s online guestbook or to share a favorite memory, please visit:

Arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids.  


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5 Condolences

  1. Greta Kulpa on July 22, 2018 at 9:44 am

    Dear Nancy and family,
    So sorry to hear of Tonys passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers. God rest his soul.

  2. Sandy Misiewicz (Haight) on July 22, 2018 at 1:19 pm

    So sorry for your familys loss Tony was a great person he is now in a better place.

  3. Ruth Prindle (Cwik) on July 23, 2018 at 3:41 pm

    Wishing you peace and strength during this difficult time. I think about the old neighborhood often and the fine families that resided there, including the Zalenski family. Sending hugs.


  4. Helen Godlewski-Chase on July 28, 2018 at 12:59 pm

    My deepest condolences to the Zalenski Family. My prayer is for peace and God’s love to wrap around you all during this difficult time. God bless you all

  5. Jean Stroh on August 1, 2018 at 7:45 pm

    We have to say goodbye to another westsider. I’ve known Tony a long time, he will be missed by many.

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