Arthur Szafarek, age 93 passed away surrounded by his loving family on October 12, 2013. Beloved husband of 42 years to Jacqueline (nee Henry). Dear father of Paula (George) Leventis and Arthur John Szafarek. Loving papa of Nicholas Leventis and Michael Szafarek. Dearest uncle to Susan (Brack) Moss. Arthur is also survived by nieces Lorraine Dimitrie, Jeanette Petrowsky, Virginia Lesczynski, Arlene Ethridge, Linda Frenette and Donna Szafarek and many great nieces ad nephews. Dear uncle of Michael (Andrea) Henry and Jeff Henry. Sadly, Arthur was predeceased by his first wife of 24 years Helen (nee Luczynski) on August 15, 1970. Arthur was also predeceased by his siblings Julius, Mary Rybinski, Walter, Anthony and Clara Szafarek and his parents Albert and Stella (Lemke). Predeceased by niece Dorothy Tomaszewski and nephews Art Rybinski and Frank Rybinski, Jr. Arthur served our country during WW II and was awarded the purple heart. He lived life to the fullest, enjoying his family, golfing and traveling. Visitation Thursday, October 17, 2013 for 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. with a scripture service Thursday 7:00 p.m. at Edward Swanson & son Funeral Home 30351 Dequindre Madison Heights, Michigan 48071. Instate Friday, October 18, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. until time of mass 10:30 a.m. St. Louise de Marillac Church 2500 E. Twelve Mile Rd. Warren, Michigan 48091. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Reverance Hospice, (St. John's Providence Park Hospital), Capuchin soup Kitchen or The Salvation Army.