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(October 23, 1958 – September 25, 2014)

Jerome “Jay” John Zuchnik, 55, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, September 25, 2014 at MidMichigan Medical Center in Gladwin. He was born on October 23, 1958 in Bay City, Michigan to Harry and Patricia (Kaptur) Zuchnik. On October 22, 1994 he married Carolyn Kosnik. Jay worked for Michigan Department of Transportation in Mt. Pleasant as a Maintenance Coordinator. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, quading and going to his cabin. Jay loved spending time with his family and attending all of his children’s activities. Jay is survived by his wife Carolyn, son; Harrison, and daughter; Kassidy. He is also survived by his mother Patricia, his sister; Linda (Leo) Grotkowski, sister-in-law; Lisa Kosnik, mother-in-law; Colleen (James) King, nieces and nephews; Brad Grotkowski, Lauren Grotkowski and Amanda Kosnik.Jay was preceded in death by his father; Harry Zuchnik, father-in-law; James Kosnik and brother-in-law; David Kosnik. A Funeral Service will be held at Smith-Miner Funeral Home 2700 W. Wackerly, Midland on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 11:00 am with Fr. Patrick O’Connor of Saint Brigid of Kildare as celebrant. Friends may visit with the family at the Funeral Home on Monday, September 29, 2014 from 4-7 pm and on Tuesday from 10 am until the time of service. Those considering an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the family in his nameOn-line condolences can be given at smithminer.com