David M. Widzinski
September 3, 1996  -  December 3, 2012     


01/16/2013 -

Todd Santana

i am sorry for your loss, i read the artical in the detroit news about DCC and Cass Tech. the fact that they would come to the service says a lot about your son. you should feel honored and proud of the way he was able to bring the schools together. it sounds like he was a special young man.

12/30/2012 -


My heartfelt sympathy goes out to the family of David... Sometimes it hard to find the right words to say when we loose a love one, so I hope you will find comfort in the wonderful memories you have. I also hope you will find comfort in knowing that God is near to those who are broken at heart. Psalms 34:18

12/21/2012 -

Shannon Moore

Dearest Barb,

My prayers are with you and your family during this time. I am so sorry.

12/10/2012 -

David Schrumpf

My deepest sympathies to your family.
Dave Schrumpf (GM Legal Staff)

12/08/2012 -

Kevin and Leslie Moran

Barbara, Paul, Stephen and Emily,
Yesterday's service was the most moving and beautiful tribute I've ever witnessed. What a testament to how many lives have been touched by your wonderful son David, and by the Widzinski family overall. We feel so blessed to have you in our lives, and to have had the privilege of knowing David as the wonderful son, brother and friend that he most assuredly was. God bless you all! Love, Leslie, Kevin, Connor, Maddie and Will

12/08/2012 -

Auntie Grace

My love and support to my sister Barbara, Paul, Emily and Stephen. I am forever changed by the last two days. Thank you David for inspiring me to be a better person. Keep shining your light on your family and friends. They now need your strength. Forever in my heart.
Auntie Grace

12/08/2012 -


David spent his life making people happy so I know he would want us to stay happy even though it's so sad.

12/07/2012 -

DeLaSalle Mom

The Pilots are praying for you and for your son. May Perpetual Light Shine upon him.

12/07/2012 -

Paul, Mary Ann, Brandon CC '11, Collin CC '15 and Justin Brefka

We have a sophomore at CC and although we did not know David, our son did. He said he was one of the nicest guys, he said he was nice to everybody. Our son is shy but said he talked to David everyday, they sat next to each other in several classes. We are all so sad for your loss, and the loss of such a kind young man. Your family is in our prayers and we know that David will be in the minds and hearts of all that new him forever.

12/07/2012 -

Fr. John Budde

Paul and Barb and family,
Please know of my thoughts and prayers for you at this very difficult time. I will offer a Mass for him in the coming weeks here at Divine Mercy Parish. Fr. John Budde

12/07/2012 -

ericka gillespie

Praying for your comfort on today !

12/07/2012 -

Karen (REEDER) Allen

Barb and Paul, The words fail me as I try to type this, No one should have to bury their child, It was not meant to be this way. I have never walked down this road that, you are having to walk down but, know this, God will not let you walk it alone, when you get tired and weak He will carry you. I pray that He will send His comforter to wrap His arms around you and give you peace for HIS is the only peace that can comfort you in this walk. Count the blessings and hold tight to the memories that David gave to you He will always be with you in your hearts and memories. God took him so soon, we don't know why but,He is now a flower forever blooming in the Masters bouquet. God's peace be with you. Love your lifetime friend.

12/06/2012 -


I did not know or ever meet David. But I watched him play in the state championship game at Ford Field on Saturday. I kept on commenting to my friends that this #33 is always around the ball and in on every play. And now you read of his sudden death. Such a devastating loss to your family. My heart truly goes out to all of you. May David rest in peace and forever look down over you and your family. I really do hope that Catholic Central High School retires the number #33. And proudly hangs it in the trophy case.

12/06/2012 -

Benson Family

Barbara, Paul, Stephen and Emily - Out hearts ache for the unimaginable and tragic loss of your son and brother David. Though we did not have the pleasure of meeting David, our son shared a class with him and is grateful to have known him and experienced his humor and genuine niceness. It is clear what a truly special young man he was and we are praying for God's peace for your family and all of his many friends.

12/06/2012 -

Vanessa Miller

I am so sorry for your loss.

12/06/2012 -

Gayle Zech, Troy, MI

So sorry to hear about the loss of your son. I may not know you personally, but my prayers and thoughts are with you because I have two teenage boys myself. May your faith comfort you at this time.

12/06/2012 -

Haley Kiarash

Rest in peace dear David
Our deepest sympathy to Widzinski

12/06/2012 -

Dear Paul and Barbara

Please accept our condolences on the loss of David. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. Barbara and Tom Tansey

12/06/2012 -

karen hatten

We cannot imagine the grief and loss you are goin through. May the Lord be with you. David's legacy will live long as an outstanding son,brother, athlete, gentleman, friend and person to everyone.
He was outstanding in everything he did. We must remember and rejoice in all David gave us everyday.

12/06/2012 -


My prayers and condolences go out to the family and friends of David Widzinski and to all his classmates, teachers, and coaches in this time of extreme sorrow, shock, and grief. May God's grace support you and undergird you and be your light in this time of darkness.

"I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies;and whoever lives and believes in me will never die."

John 11:25

12/06/2012 -

Michael/Meg Wheat

What a special child. He will be missed. Please know our prayers are with the Widzinski family.

12/06/2012 -

Chris & Raelynn Kovath

Dear Widzinski Family,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this exceptionally challenging time. David was an excellent football player. We did not know him but watched him play during the playoffs and state championship. I asked my own sons that they should play as hard and tough as David did.

We will continue to pray for your family. We ask God Bless you and watch over you.

Shamrocks to the end.

The Kovath Family

12/06/2012 -

Bob Patterson

Paul, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you deal with this inexplicable loss. I hope you are able to draw strength from the well wishes of your friends and loved ones and comfort from your memories of David.

12/06/2012 -

Tony, Barb and Dominic Signorelli

Jesus is carrying the cross you bear along with the family and friends that surround you. Although we haven't met, Dominic was a classmate of David's. He speaks highly of David and knows what an amazing, faithful man he was. There will be many other Men of CC that will look up to David as an exempulary example of being a disciple of Jesus Christ. May our Lord and Savior bring you comfort during these difficult days. Much love from the Signorelli's.

12/06/2012 -

Madzia Rafal

Kochana Basiu, Paul, Emily, Stephen, we are heartbroken for you. We are so sorry for your loss. we are praying and we will be praying for David and You. We Love David(szmleko) Madzia&Rafal

12/06/2012 -

patti healy

We are the parents of a CC sophmore, although we did not know David personally, our son did. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time. Just know that you have hundreds and thousands of people praying for you and supporting you. I understand David was an outstanding young man, and now he is an angel.

12/06/2012 -

Austin Catholic Academy

To the Catholic Central Family,

On behalf of the Austin Catholic Academy family, I would like to extend our deepest sympathy on the passing of student David Widzinski. David, his family, and the entire Catholic Central family are in the prayers of the Austin Community.

Lord God, source and destiny of our lives, in Your loving providence You gave us David to grow in wisdom, age, and grace. Now You have called him to Yourself. We grieve over the loss of one so young and struggle to understand Your purpose. Draw him to Yourself and give him full stature in Christ. May he stand with all the angels and saints, who know Your love and praise Your saving will. Amen.

In Christ's name,

Leonard Brillati

12/06/2012 -

Mary Barden and Rob Perry

Dear Barbara and Paul, I read with great sadness about a CC student who had passed away on Monday. Our boys Catholic schools have experienced such hardship lately. When I realized that his was your son, my heart truly broke. I cannot imagine your pain and sense of loss. I am praying for you and your family daily...hourly. May you feel God's embrace through the many friends and family that are with you in spirit. Mary, Rob and boys

12/06/2012 -

Donnie Durant

Fond memories of David and the Widzinski Family while at Winchester Elementary School.

12/06/2012 -

Krysia and Karl Brown

Basia, Paul, Stephen and Emily ~ our hearts break for you. May God embrace you warmly with His loving care and bring you comfort and strength through the love of family and friends. Know that we are keeping you all close to our hearts, our thoughts and in our prayers. We love you dearly ~ Krysia and Karl & family

12/06/2012 -

The Mascari Family

Our hearts are broken for your loss. Please know that the families of St. Catherine of Siena are praying for you during their daily mass. May the Lord Bless and keep you close.....

12/06/2012 -

Mark Zalewski

David, better known as "Double D" in our family, was one of those very special kids who had such a love for life, and a spirit that brought joy and laughter to everyone he encountered. You will be sorely missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Widzindski family.

David, along with your wonerful humor,spirit and gentleness, I will never forget about the Home Run you hit against us! It still brings a smile to my face!

12/06/2012 -


I am so truly sorry for the loss of your son, David. David was a friend of my daughters but I never had the pleasure of meeting him. I have heard many great things about the type of young man he was. He will be truly missed by his friends. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.

12/06/2012 -

Lucy Prawdzik

Dear Paul, Barb, Steven and Emily,

I was so sadden to hear of the loss of your David. The ache in your heart, must be undescribable. What a hamdsome young man. I see Barb's eyes and Paul's smile.
I don't know why these things happen. But I know in my heart your son and brother is with the Lord, happy, peaceful, and rejoicing in His glory. The strength I always saw in faith and family, and friends with the two of you will help guide you through this tragedy. My love to all of you. You will remain in my prayers.

With a sad heart,

Lucy Prawdzik
Reggie DiRezze's sister.

12/06/2012 -


I am the mother of one of the Plymouth High School's football team players..I had the privledge of attending the district state game when your son David's team played and won against us in November.David and the CC football team represents the finest in sportsmanship. The entire team are true Champions and David was one of the shining stars. I am so sorry that the world and your family has lost such a wonderful, gifted person.

12/06/2012 -


My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this tragic time.

12/06/2012 -

Reggie & Deb DiRezze

Dear Paul Barbra, Steven & Emily;
We are both so sad to hear of David's passing. Our Thoughts and Prayers go out to you, if there is anything we can do to help in anyway please do not hesitate to call.
With Deepest Sympathy
Deb & Reggie

12/06/2012 -


Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

12/05/2012 -

Dave and Lois Baughman

Dear Paul, Barbara, Stephen, and Emily,
We are heartbroken over the loss of David. He was a wonderful young man that was well loved by all of the communities in which he lived: his family, his neighborhood, his church, his school, and his circles of friends. We are keeping your family in our prayers.
The Baughman Family

12/05/2012 -

Beth Cusick

We are deeply sorry for your loss. Please know we are praying for your family and our hearts are with you.
The Cusick Family

12/05/2012 -

Liam Houlihan

David was in my Spanish class last year. He used to make us laugh and laugh, and always made class more fun. He was a great kid who was very fun to be around. And if he was still around in two years, I have no doubt he would be off to play football at Notre Dame on scholarship. I love you David, watch over our school and your family and take good care of us.

12/05/2012 -

Karen Gessler

Please know that Our Lady of Victory is praying for your entire family. May God keep you close as you grieve this terrible loss.

12/05/2012 -

Jason Griffith

Barbara, Paul, Stephen and Emily, My heartfelt sympathy and condolences for the loss of fine young man, son and brother. "Larger than Life" suits him. His memory will be carried by all who had the pleasure to know him.

12/05/2012 -


Words can't express how deeply sorry I am for your loss. David, you are loved by many and will be remembered forever.

12/05/2012 -

Christine Olis

David was such a bright and fun loving young man. David & John met as little league baseball players and continued their friendship at CC. Please know that we are here to support you in your time of sorrow. We pray that your beautiful and humorous memories of David will provide you comfort in the days ahead. Peace to you all - The Olis Family

12/05/2012 -

Jim Tracy & Tom Convery

Paul, we were profoundly saddened by the news of David's passing and want to express our deepest sympathies. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

12/05/2012 -

John J. DiPonio 60'

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Widzinski Family .

12/05/2012 -

Patricia Gardner Nelson


Words cannot express how sorry I am for your loss. My thoughts and prayers and with you and your family at this time.

12/05/2012 -

Juncaj Family Class of 07 and 09

Barb & Paul, Stephen & Emily, We are all heartbroken for you that your precious son and brother, David had to leave you way too soon. May God help you with this unbelievable loss and heartache. David is now in Heaven with God.

12/05/2012 -

Douglas Chumbley

Paul, I was devastated when I heard of the passing of your son. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

12/05/2012 -

Dompierre Family

May God bless your beautiful son, David. I am a CC parent and while I never had the pleasure of meeting David, it is clear what a special young man he was. We all are praying for God's peace for you, your family and all of his many friends who miss him so dearly.
Tish Dompierre
Michael '09
Jacques '13

12/05/2012 -

Michelle & Ron Malinowski

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. We loved David like he was our own son, and feel blessed to have had the opportunity to get to know him. I know that he held a very special place in Brandon's heart as well, and we are all grieving with you. Love and prayers to you and your family. If we can do anything, please let us know. Sincerely, Michelle & Ron Malinowski

12/05/2012 -

Gregory J. Cipriano

My heartfelt sympathies for your loss. David visited my nephew Sal Cipriano these past few weeks with Tanner and Brandon Malinowski. He was an inspiration for Sal and will live on in all of us.

12/05/2012 -

Ron D

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during the difficult time. Your strong faith will get you through this and his memories will stay with you forever.

12/05/2012 -

James M. Evangelista

The Evangelista Family ('75) would like to express our deepest condolences. Our prayers and thoughts go out the family of David.

12/05/2012 -

The Bazany Family

Our deepest sympathy to your family. Your are in our hearts and prayers. May God guide you through these difficult times and give you peace.

12/05/2012 -

Darlene Pennington-Johnson

Paul, my deepest sympathy to your family for the unimaginable loss of your wonderful son David. My husband and I pray that your faith, your loving family, friends and the caring community will help get you through this sad time. May Godís peace keep you and bless you all.

Darlene Pennington-Johnson

12/05/2012 -

The Kelly Family

We pray that your family will find comfort and strength through this very sad journey.

12/05/2012 -

Sherri and Bob Serafyn

David, we love you and will miss you so much. Even as a little tike you had such a witty, very adult-like sense of humor. Your life was light and laughter. Our hearts ache now. Paul, Barbara, Stephen, Emily, we love you very much.

12/05/2012 -

The Stewart Family

Barbara, Paul, Stephen and Emily, We are heartbroken for you. We are so sorry for your loss but also rejoice for David, that he is now at total peace in Heaven. This could not have happened to a more loving family. You are in our prayers!! God bless. Love, Alice, Dave and the kids

12/05/2012 -

The Burtt Family

We are devastated by David's passing. We can NOT imagine the depth of your grief. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

12/04/2012 -

The Barnauskas Family

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this heartbreaking time. Our son was David's teammate and CC brother and admired him for his athletic ability, his keen wit, and his generous spirit.

12/04/2012 -

Jim Gilmore

My hearts go out to the family of David. May he rest in peace. It is a shame that he passed so young with a bright future ahead of him. He is with Christ now who will take care of him.E

12/04/2012 -

Ron Cipriano

I met David the night CC lost as he was coming to visit Sal after the game. He played well and I could see the loss on his face, but he made time to visit my nephew. I was touched to see him there and so sorry for your loss. The "Family" has lost a truly great young man. My condolences to your family and you are in the prayers of my family.

12/04/2012 -

Gabbei Family

Our family is terribly saddened by your loss. David was one of the most genuinely friendly and respectful boys I have ever known. It was a pleasure and a gift to have known and watched David during the years that Jackson was fortunate to be a teammate of his. We will be reminded of him, and he will be in our thoughts now, and for many years to come.

Rich and Jackson Gabbei (Eagles Football), and family

12/04/2012 -

The Garvin Family

Our sincerest sympathies for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

12/04/2012 -

The Breen Family

We are so saddened to hear of your loss. David was such a wondeful and respectful young man. He will be remembered fondly by our entire family. Cannot imagine the heartbreak you must be feeling, we pray that your faith will bring you some comfort during this difficult time. May the Lord be with you all.

12/04/2012 -

The McAdams Family

God bless your beautiful son, David. We are fellow CC parents and while we did not have the pleasure of meeting your son, it is clear what a special young man he was. We are praying for God's peace for you, your family and all of his many friends who miss him so dearly.

12/04/2012 -

The McDermed Family

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Widzinski family during this difficult time.

12/04/2012 -

Davd & Joan Hursey

Our family sends its sincere and respectful condolences and sympathies. We didn't know David, but we knew the rest of you as our neighbors and friends. May God watch over you and yours during these very trying times. From what we have heard and read of David, we're positive that he is already in his care.

12/04/2012 -

The Stirton Family

Our deepest sympathy to the Widzinski family for the unimaginable and tragic loss of your son and brother David. We pray that your faith, your loving family and friends will help get you through this very difficult and sad time.

12/04/2012 -

The Webster Family

Barb & Paul (Stephen & Emily), We are so incredibly sorry for your loss. You have such a wonderful family! Here's hoping that your faith & community support will guide you through your hardest days. Praying for you all!

12/04/2012 -

Arthur & Gloria Widzinski

David will be in our hearts and memories forever. God must have a great need for him to have taken such a great youg man at such a young age. We place our trust in the Lord.

Rest in peace, David.

Uncle Art & Aunt Gloria

12/04/2012 -

The Stevens family

May the prayers being said by your friends for your family be knit into a blanket of comfort during this time.

Sending much love to your beautiful family.

12/04/2012 -

Derek Whitefield

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Paul over the death of your wonderful son David.

12/04/2012 -

The Speaks Family

There are truly no words that can express what we are feeling for you and your beautiful son David! You're precious angel will guide you through this life until you meet again! May God Bless You!

12/04/2012 -

The Dunn Family

Sending love, comfort and strength. May peace shine down upon all of you during this difficult time. Our heartfelt sympathy...thinking of all of you

12/04/2012 -

Jamie, Tracey and PJ Holden

Paul, Barbara and family:

Our deepest sympathies for your loss - the words simply aren't there. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and David, now and always.

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