Alexander Aloysius Zyjewski, 91, passed away December 14, 2020

Alexander Aloysius Zyjewski, 91, passed away in Oviedo, Florida on December 14, 2020.

Alex was born in Detroit, Michigan. He is survived by his wife Wanda of 68 years, children Greg (Mae Helen) Zyjewski, Julie (Mike) Galletti, Jeffrey Scott (Wendy) Zyjewski and grandchildren Matthew (Brett) Vaughn-Zyjewski, Helen Zyjewski, Christopher (Shea) Galletti, Catherine Galletti (Patrick Murphy), Jeffrey Scott Zyjewski II, Jeremy Zyjewski, Jacob Zyjewski and Jarrod Zyjewski.

Alex was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend. Alex graduated from Wyandotte Roosevelt High School, class of ’47, where he played center on the Bears football team. He served in the United States Air Force as a B-29 tail gunner. His plane, the Double Whammy, dropped the first bomb in the Korean War. While stationed at Walker AFB in Roswell, NM he met his future bride. Alex and Wanda moved to Wyandotte where they lived for over 30 years before retiring to Georgia then Florida. Alex was a member of the Wyandotte Police Department for 30 years, serving as a motorcycle patrolman, detective, and sergeant. He was a member and past president of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 111. Also, he was a third-degree member of the Knights of Columbus, Council 1802. He loved playing card games, watching historical documentaries, western movies and tackling word puzzles. Softball was one of his passions, having played on a World Series Senior Softball Team. He loved tending to “Pop’s Garden” which was enjoyed by his neighborhood family. Alex was Catholic and loved the Lord to his core. He humbly served as an usher at Most Precious Blood Catholic Community.

Alex is preceded in death by his parents, Alexander Zyjewski Sr., and Anastasia (Nancy) Zylinski Zyjewski. A funeral Mass will be held at Most Precious Blood Catholic Community, Oviedo, FL on Tuesday, December 29 at 11 a.m. Inurnment will be at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery, Mims, FL, with Military Rites on Wednesday, December 30 at 9:30 a.m. Donations in his memory may be made to The Salvation Army.