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Valentine John Temrowski
May 31, 1958 - June 16, 2020

Valentine John Temrowski

Valentine John Temrowski
May 31, 1958 - Jun 16, 2020

Valentine John Temrowski

Valentine J. Temrowski Jr.

Grosse Pointe Woods resident Valentine John Temrowski Jr., 62, died Tuesday, June 16, 2020. He was born May 31, 1958, in Highland Park, to Dr. Valentine J. and Marilyn Temrowski.

A graduate of Grosse Pointe South High School, Valentine earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan and a juris doctorate degree from Detroit College of Law.

A practicing attorney for more than 35 years, he was staff counsel and managing attorney for GEICO in St. Clair Shores.

Described by his family as the salt of the earth, Valentine had a quick wit and loved a good story, good drink and great company. He enjoyed history, horses, fishing and the water. Always sharply dressed, he also was well read. A man who embodied honor and integrity, he will be greatly missed and always remembered.

Valentine is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; daughter, Kathleen Sands Temrowski (Daniel Meyering); and siblings, Elaine Eby (Terry), Elizabeth Kern (Edward) and Madeleine Temrowski.

Visitation takes place noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 28, at Verheyden Funeral Home, 16300 Mack, Grosse Pointe Park. Valentine will lie in state Monday, June 29, from 9:30 a.m. until the funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Paul on the Lake Catholic Church, 157 Lakeshore, Grosse Pointe Farms.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, visitation is limited to 10 people at a time. Face masks/covers are required. For more information, call Verheyden Funeral Home at (313) 881-8500.

Memorial Contributions to the Belle Isle Conservancy,, the Detroit Historical Society,, or Historic Elmwood Trust are appreciated.

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Lee Roy H. Temrowski, Jr. on Jun 29, 2020

Earlier today I attended the funeral service for our cousin, Val Temrowski. It touched my heart in a very special way. Val was a "true, old fashioned gentleman". A very kind and gentile man , I don't think he had a mean bone in his body. As my brother John stated, he always took the time to talk and ask how the rest of the family was doing. I will miss him dearly. To his wife, his daughter and his three surviving sisters I say this: You can all be comforted by the fact that Val loved each of you very much and the true testament to his goodness and his character was evidenced by the strong showing of love and the outpouring of affection from all those whom he touched and loved so very much. His family knew him as "Little Val". I for one will never forget him and shall try daily to be as good a person as he was. Lee Roy H. Temrowski, Jr.

Maggie Gall on Jun 29, 2020

Val was a true gentleman, always kind and helpful. He was so devoted to his family . He was a good friend to all and will be missed dearly.

Katie Temrowski on Jun 26, 2020


John Temrowski on Jun 25, 2020

Val was not only a cousin but a colleague as well. Whenever I would see Val in court, he always took time to stop, share greetings and inquire about the family. If asked by a Judge or court personnel if I was related to Val, they always expressed the highest regard for his character. Val will be missed by every life he touched. John Temrowski

Michelle Sterling on Jun 25, 2020

CandleI am so sorry to hear of Val's passing. I was honored to be his assistant when he worked at AIG and I remember a kind, gentle man who loved his family. My prayers are with you all. Michelle Sterling

Bob Garvey on Jun 24, 2020

Val and I became friends when our kids were riding at the Hunt Club. Although I spoke with him infrequently in recent years I’ll miss him . He was a man of honor and integrity as described in the obituary . I had great respect for him .
Val was a person of strong intellect and a student of history . He had an innate sense of right and wrong and had a great sense of humor . He will be missed by those who were fortunate to have known him , especially his family who he cherished . We lost a good one . Bob and Kathy Garvey

Karen Young on Jun 23, 2020

I was extremely sorry to hear about Val’s sudden passing. I last saw him 4 yrs ago at a family gathering, and it was always special when Val showed up....Polished, , witty, warm, and engaging. We always said that we wished we lived closer. I’m sorry I cannot attend his visitation and funeral. I live in Maryland (and am actually having elective surgery on the 29 th). But my thoughts will he with you all as you lay Val to rest....Love and prayers from your cousin, Karen McLean Young



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