Our brother and fellow priest, Father J. Walter Stanievich, passed on from this life on October 5, 2012, at the age of 92.
Father Stanievich was born on February 3, 1920, in Hamtramck, Michigan and ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Detroit on October 26, 1946.
Fr. Stanievich’s many assignments included serving as associate pastor at St. Clement Parish, Warren; St. Patrick Parish, Wyandotte; Holy Innocents Parish, Roseville; and St. Vincent Parish, Detroit. In addition, Fr. Stanievich served as administrator at St. Anthony (Lithuanian) Parish, Detroit; St. Peter Lithuanian Parish, Detroit; St. Paschal Baylon Parish, Taylor; St. Sylvester Parish, Warren; St. Perpetua Parish, Waterford; St. Henry Parish, Lincoln Park; St. Francis Xavier Parish, Ecorse; and as pastor at St. Anthony (Lithuanian) Parish, Detroit and St. Mark Parish, Warren.
Visitation will take place at E. J. Mandziuk & Son Funeral Directors (586-757-3563), 22642 Ryan Road, Warren on Sunday, October 7, from 3-9 p.m. and Monday from 1-9 p.m. with a vigil service at 7 p.m.
Father Stanievich will lie in repose on Tuesday, October 9, at St. Mark Parish Church, 4401 Bart Avenue, Warren from 10:30 a.m. until the celebration of his funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield.
Father Stanievich was predeceased by his parents and brother. He is survived by many nieces and nephews. Condolences may be sent to Mr. George Stanievich at 8149 Robinson, Allen Park, MI, 48101.