Reverend Bernard Pilarski

August 13, 1932 - May 4, 2019
Father Bernard L. Pilarski, passed from this life on May 4, 2019 at the age of 86.
 
Father Pilarski was born August 13, 1932 in Naklo Slaskie, Poland, and ordained a priest on June 24, 1956 at the Cathedral of Katowice, Poland.  Father was incardinated in the Archdiocese of Detroit in 1982. 
 
Father Pilarski served as Parochial Vicar at St. Leonard of Port Maurice Parish, Warren; and Transfiguration Parish, Detroit.  He also served as Chaplain at Garden City Osteopathic Hospital, Garden City; and Oakwood Annapolis Hospital, Wayne.
 
Visitation will take place at Vermeulen-Sajewski Funeral Home, 980 N. Newburgh Road, Westland, Michigan 48185 on Thursday, May 16 from 3 – 8 p.m., with the Rosary being prayed at 7 p.m.    
 
Father Pilarski will lie in repose at St. Richard Parish, 35851 Cherry Hill Road, Westland, Michigan 48186 on Friday, May 17 from 10:00 a.m. until the celebration of his funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. 
 
Father Pilarski was predeceased by his parents, Piotr and Paulina Pilarski, and by his siblings, Jozef Pilarski, Stanislaw Pilarski, Rozalia Przykuta, Teresa Mateja, and Malgorzata Treffon.  He is survived by his siblings, Celina Foltyn, Elzbieta Witek, and Marysia Pilarski.  Condolences may be sent to the attention of Fr. Sean Bonner at St. Richard Parish (address above).