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Edward J. Drogowski

February 22, 1934 ~ February 1, 2017 (age 82)
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Edward J. Drogowski, M.D., 82

Dr. Edward J. Drogowski, 82 of Petoskey, passed away Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at home with his loving wife at his side. 

His life will be remembered and celebrated on Monday, February 6, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. during a Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Childhood of Jesus Catholic Church in Harbor Springs; Fr. Joe Graff will officiate.  Friends are welcome to visit with the Drogowski family at the church on Monday beginning at 10:00 a.m.

Ed was born in Detroit on February 22, 1934, his parents were Frank and Selma (Sajnaj) Drogowski.  He was a graduate of St. Stanislaus High School and the University of Detroit.  He went on to earn his Doctorate of Medicine at Marquette University School of Medicine; he completed his Orthopedic Surgical Residency at Borgess Hospital in Kalamazoo.  In 1965 he opened his own practice in Rochester.  He was an instrumental figure in establishing Crittenton Hospital in Rochester, and for a time served that hospital as its Chief of Staff.  In 2012 after decades in medicine and 47 years in private practice Ed retired. 

Ed’s Catholic faith was a central tenet of his life, he was a longtime member of St. Andrews Parish in Rochester and more recently of Holy Childhood of Jesus Catholic Church in Harbor Springs.  He was extremely involved in the planning and birth of Holy Family Catholic School in Rochester. 

Ed is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Elizabeth Ann (Klepaczyk) Drogowski, they were married on October 17, 1959.  Together Ed and Elizabeth have raised four sons all of whom survive and they include, Mark (Ann-Laurie) Drogowski of Cheboygan, James (Diane) Drogowski of Williamsburg, Greg (Jodi) Drogowski of Indian River, and Michael Drogowski of Petoskey.  Ed is also survived by his grandchildren, Tasha, Jessica, Mikisha, Rebekah, Bailee, Zachary, Caleb, Matthew, Michael, David, Jacob and Kolton, and by his sister Adele Shultz of Idianapolis, Indiana.

Friends wishing to remember Ed with a charitable donation are asked by his family to consider, St. Benedict Monastery, 2711 Drahner Rd., Oxford, MI 48730 or Capuchin Franciscan Province of St. Joseph, 1820 Mt. Elliot Street, Detroit, MI 48207.


 Service Information

Mass of Christian Burial
February 6, 2017

11:00 AM
Holy Childhood Catholic Church
150 West Main Street
Harbor Springs, MI 49740

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