Gregg Glowacz, 56, Remembered as Mayor of Orchard Grove Road in Royal Oak

Always giving a helping hand and advice, Gregg Glowacz, will be missed by his Royal Oak neighbors.

Gregg David Glowacz was born on Dec. 30, 1955 in Detroit, Michigan. His proud parents were Joseph and Ida (nee Mlotkowski) Glowacz and they were of Polish descent. He died on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, peacefully at his home in Royal Oak. He was 56 years of age.

Gregg was a resident of Royal Oak since 1987 and a former resident of Detroit. He graduated in 1974 from St. Florian High School in Hamtramck. He enjoyed muscle cars and his "pride and joy" was his 1969 Roadrunner. He graduated from Mercy College with his Bachelor of Science and received his Masters of Science from University of Detroit in 1991. He was a longtime hospital administrator in the health care industry.

Gregg was a motorcycle enthusiast and H.O.G. member. He enjoyed woodworking, water skiing and fine wine. He was a devoted Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Lions fan. He was the unofficial mayor of Orchard Grove Road in Royal Oak… "always giving a helping hand and advice." Gregg also enjoyed pheasant hunting on Pelee Island and was a certified scuba diver taking many beautiful diving trips around the world with Vicki.

With Gregg there was never a dull moment. He lived life to the fullest. He traveled the world with his lovely bride, Victoria and was still honeymooning after 28 years. Vicki said "when I first met him, I knew he was a diamond in the rough". Loving uncle of Scott, Christopher, Mike and Charlie. Brother of Gary Glowacz (Barbara). Also survived by his therapy dog, Bruiser.

The Memorial Mass will be on Saturday, Oct. 13, 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Church located at 13500 Oak Park Blvd., (at Coolidge Hwy) Oak Park.

Visitation at church after 9:30 a.m. Memorial tributes to Paws with a Cause 4646 Division Ave. S., Wayland, MI 49348.


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Michael Flis October 08, 2012 at 11:27 AM
This is a shock to me as I only found out Gregg was ill merely about 6 weeks ago. I was a classmate of Gregg's at St. Florian's and our paths kept on crossing for years after high school. He was a good friend and one of my memorable buddies. I'll miss him dearly.
mark palmer October 08, 2012 at 02:58 PM
"I will be your leader, I will be your guide, on the Amazing Journey, together we will ride." The Who, Tommy, "Amazing Journey", 1969. Gregg, in one word is Amazing. I knew he would appreciate the reference and the song.


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