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Robert Marowske

Robert Marowske

Died: Monday, January 12, 2004
Age: 75
Grosse Pointe Farms resident Robert Marowske, 75, died at his winter home in Florida on Monday, Jan. 12, 2004.

Mr. Marowske graduated from Denby High School in Detroit. In 1949, he founded Flame Furnace which became the largest heating and cooling contractor in southeast Michigan.

Mr. Marowske was the president of Historic Trinity, Inc. He was a member of Concordia University in Ann Arbor where he was on the President Board. He also served on the board of the Children’s Home of Detroit, the Lutheran Church Michigan District President’s Advisory Council and the Advisory Board of the Salvation Army.

A past director of the Detroit Athletic Club and member since 1978, Mr. Marowske was also a member at one time of Detroit Golf Club, the Country Club of Detroit, the Grasslands Golf Club of Lakeland, Fla. and the Lone Palm Golf Club of Lakeland, Fla. He also belonged to the Hundred Club, the Grosse Pointe Senior Men’s Choir and was secretary of the Lutheran Luncheon Club.

Living by his quote, “It is better to give than receive,” Mr. Marowske was a supporter of the Goodfellows, Friends of Vision, Lutheran High School Association, Lutheran School for the Deaf and Valapraiso University. For his hard work, effort and avid support, he achieved many awards: Lutheran Layman of the Year, National Heating and Cooling Contractor of the Year, Volunteer of the Week and an Honorary Degree from Concordia University.

He loved traveling with his wife, family and friends as well as Christmas and singing carols.

Mr. Marowske was an avid baseball fan holding season tickets for many years. He followed the 1968 Tigers to Lakeland, Fla. for spring training and made Lakeland a second home. The Olympia and Joe Louis arena saw Mr. Marowske in season-ticket seats for a number of years as well.

Mr. Marowske is survived by his wife, Corliss (Maienschein; son, Gary (Kathy Chuba); daughter Kyle (Joe) Clor; grandchildren, Kerrie and Troy Marowske and Trevor and Tyler Clor; sister, Betty (Arnold) Dahlke and many neices and nephews.

He was predeceased by his brother, Roy.

A memorial service was held at Historic Trinity Lutheran Church in Detroit on Saturday, Jan. 24.

Memorials contributionsmay be made to Historic Trinity, Inc. 1345 Gratiot, Detroit, MI 48207, or to a charity of your choice.

Arrangements by the Cremation Society of Michigan.

Please sign the online guest book at www.cremationmichigan.com.
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