This Rosary is a little different for many reasons. PGK Thomas Badke died after a criminal altercation at his business last week. (Details HERE.) Past Grand Knight Thomas was initiated into St Patrick Council #3129 in October of 1978. He served well and faithfully our Order for 40 years. His brothers from Council #3129 will honor Thomas this Sunday (tomorrow) at 5 pm at Wujek-Calcarterra. This is right in the middle of District 24 (that’s our district.) His Burial Mass will be at St Clement on Monday.
In the spirit of Fraternity, we’re asking everyone from Council 7018 to make an effort to attend Tom’s Rosary tomorrow evening at 5 pm.
Below are directions Tom’s obituary and the email exchange I had with current GK at St Patricks, Bob Skwara. He’s welcoming us and the other Councils in #24 to participate and honor Tom.
Sunday, January 14, 2018
2:00-9:00pm Rosary at 5:00pm
Wujek-Calcarterra Funeral Home
54880 Van Dyke at 25 Mile Rd
Shelby Twp., MI
Mass of Christian Burial
Monday, January 15, 2018
Instate 9:30am, Mass 10:00am
St. Clement of Rome Catholic Church
343 S. Main St. (Van Dyke Ave)
BADKE, Thomas Edward age 61, January 9, 2018. Beloved husband of AnnMarie. Dearest father of Gabrielle (Tim) Alverson and John (Chelsea) Badke. Proud grandfather of Phoenix. Dear brother of Laurrie (Ray) Kaiser and Pat Fox. Brother in-law of Rene (Karen) Martoglio. Uncle of Tiffany (Ale), Stephanie, Janell, Pablo and Jessica. Visitation Sun. 2-9pm. Rosary 5:00pm. Instate Mon. 9:30am at St. Clement of Rome 343 S. Main St. (Romeo) unitl Mass, 10:00am Interment Bruce Armada Twp. Cemetery.
———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Bob’s Email
Date: Fri, Jan 12, 2018 at 10:32 PM
Subject: RE: [All] Prayer Request
Worthy Financial Secretary and Brother Brian:
Thank you for your message and condolences from your fellow Knights at St Clement of Rome Council #7018 for our deceased Brother and Past Grand Knight Thomas Badke.
On behalf of the Officers and Brother Knights from St. Patrick Council #3129, we welcome the Brother Knights from your respective Council and others to join us in the prayers of the Holy Rosary.
Any questions can be directed to my attention.
Robert A. Skwara
Sent: Friday, January 12, 2018 11:22 AM
To: Bob Skwara; Joe Suminski; Jim & Mary Burns; Gary Kopp
Subject: Fwd: [All] Prayer Request
I’m very sorry to hear about Brother Tom. Are you interested in or looking for any of the surrounding council’s to participate in the Rosary for Tom on Sunday? Please let me know.