Julius Thomas “Muddy” Majesky, 94, of Alpena passed away peacefully in the care of his daughter and son-in-law on Feb. 1, 2017.

Julius Thomas Majesky was born Sept. 5, 1922, in Alpena to the late Stanley and Mary (Wisniewski) Modrzynski. He attended Alpena schools until his senior year when he became sick with tuberculosis. Julius spent 22 months in the Traverse City sanatorium. He was discharged, graduated from high school and started business school at Cleary College in Ypsilanti. After his first semester, he was returned to the sanatorium for an additional 10 months. He married Mary Lou Tanner on July 24, 1948, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Alpena. They were married for 66 years. She preceded him in death on Feb. 20, 2015. Julius was a daily visitor to her while she resided at Sunshine Garden from 2012 until her death in 2015.

Muddy worked for Huron Portland Cement as a bookkeeper from 1950 until he retired in 1985. He was an avid sports fan and participant, playing baseball and basketball while in high school. Muddy was on numerous bowling teams in the 1960’s and then took up his favorite sport, golf. He golfed his last round as he approached his 90th birthday. Muddy was also active in softball and volleyball playing on numerous Alpena teams, often with his devoted nephew, Robert Kujawa. He and Bob loved riding their motorcycles together in their 50’s and 60’s.

Muddy and Mary Lou enjoyed traveling and over a 25-year period visited many countries in Europe as well as Mexico and Hawaii. They also traveled on many occasions to their daughter’s and family in Connecticut and Massachusetts. They enjoyed their seven trips to Las Vegas as well as to family in California.

Surviving are his daughter, Vicki (David) Kendziorski of Yarmouthport, Mass.; granddaughter, Juliana (Anthony) Capozzoli of Astoria, N.Y.; grandson, Benjamin Kendziorski of Winsted, Connecticut; and great granddaughter, Mary Kendziorski of Winsted, Conn.; sister, Jane Twite of Alpena, brother, Robert (Louise) Modrzynski of Holland, Mich. Muddy had a close and devoted relationship with his nephew, Robert Kujawa and wife, Margaret of Alpena; nephew, Ken Lechtanski and wife and daughter of N. Attelboro, Mass.

The family wishes to express appreciation to his niece, Lisa Sample and her mother, Lotte Rosenburg who supported both Mary Lou and Muddy throughout the years, particularly in the last 5 years. The family also wishes to thank the staff of Hospice of Michigan, Amy, Mandy and Del for their comfort and supportive care.

Memorial visitation will take place at St. Anne Church of All Saints Parish on Monday from 10 a.m. until time of Mass of Christian Burial at 12 p.m. with Rev. James Fitzpatrick officiating. Arrangements have been handled by the Bannan Funeral Home.

Inurnment: Holy Cross Cemetery

Memorials may be made to the Friendship Room or Hospice of Michigan