Michael G. Chmielewski retired United States Navy Petty Officer 1st Class passed away peacefully at this home, Wednesday, June 21, 2023. Michael was born in Shreveport, Louisiana, February 7, 1950, in Shreveport, Louisiana, to the last Bolesaus (Bill) J. and Carolyn M. Trubey Chmielewski.
Michael served twenty-three years in the United States Navy with two tours of Vietnam. He was stationed in Brunswick, Maine for anti-submarine warfare; Bermuda and NAS Jacksonville as an aviation electrician working on the S2 and P3 aircraft along with being a Drug and Alcohol Counselor. He worked at NAS Cecil Field as an aviation electrician on other aircraft. He also served on the USS Independence, USS Saratoga, and the USS Forrestal. He received several medals and honors during his career and retired from the military in August of 1992 Michael and Terri married in 1993 and moved to Altha, Florida where he worked as a salesman for Zambetti Steel, and then Parliament Steel. He was a preventive maintenance man for Rex Lumber until he retired in 2018.
Other than his parents, Michael was preceded in death by his grandson, Malcom (Keith) Chmielewski and his daughter in law, Alice Chmielewski.
Survivors include his wife Terri and his three children, Cyndi (Scott) Dawson; Michael Chmielewski II and Issac Chmielewski; his grandchildren, Chelsi Chmielewski (William Chafin), Isabella Dawson, Emily Dawson, Michael (Tripp) Chmielewski III; his great grandchildren, Alexa Concepcion and Adeline Chafin; his sisters, Christina Chmielewski, Roxane Brown, Cassandra Giampa and his brother, Joseph Chmielewski.
A celebration of life for Michael will be held 2:00 p.m. August 24, 2023, at Hillcrest Baptist Church, 6974 NW CR 274 in Altha. All are invited to attend.
Adams Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made at adamsfh.com 850-674-5449