Daniel Plocharczyk

Daniel Plocharczyk was born on July 6, 1955, in Detroit, Michigan. He was one of six children born from the union of Chester and Helen (Rutkowski) Plocharczyk. He would attend Saint

Francis Grade School and graduate from St. Hedwig High School in Detroit with the class of 1973 and later he would obtain his Associate Degree from the Henry Ford Community College. Daniel would marry the love of his life, the former Mary Waypa, on June 18, 1993. The happy couple would be blessed with the birth of two children. To provide for his family, Daniel was currently employed with the City of Novi as a Mechanical Inspector. Daniel retired in 2013 from the City of Detroit. He had 30 years in the Building and Safety Engineering Department.  


Daniel appreciated the great outdoors.   He looked forward to hitting the links anytime possible with River Raisin and Sandy Creek Golf Courses being favorites.   He never missed an opportunity to stake out Michigan’s Upper Peninsula with Iron Mountain being another familiar destination watching for deer with his great friend, Leo Mysierwicz.   For many years, Daniel owned a boat, and with fishing being a pastime, he loved to toss a line in Lake Erie. 


Daniel treasured time spent with his family and friends for all occasions.   He especially enjoyed preparing meals, baking, and always trying new recipes.  Daniel was well-known for his infectious laugh.   He loved to be the center of attention and could often be heard telling a joke or making voice impressions to entertain those within earshot.  A great singer, and the ultimate entertainer, on occasion, he could also be heard belting out his favorite tunes.   


Daniel Plocharczyk, age 66, of Monroe passed away at ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital on Thursday; December 23, 2021.   His passing was preceded by both of his parents; two brothers: Ronnie Plocharczyk and Casmir Plocharczyk; and one niece: Marie Cervantes-Roth. 


To cherish his memory, he leaves his wife: Mary; two children: Jacob Plocharczyk and Lindsey

Plocharczyk (Anthony Bacarella); three siblings: Deborah (Matthew) Partyka, Beverly (Julio) Cervantes and Kenneth (Diane) Plocharczyk; and his faithful, four-legged companion, Benny, an eight-year-old Australian Shepherd mix who will certainly miss the walks he and Daniel would take. 


Friends may gather on Wednesday; December 29, 2021, from 3:00pm until the time of a

Celebration of His Life at 7:00pm at Merkle Funeral Service, North Monroe; 2442 North Monroe Street, Monroe, Michigan 48162 (734) 384-5185. Cremation will follow through Covenant Cremation of Erie. 


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Michigan Humane Society or to the American Cancer Society.   Online guests may visit www.merklefs.com to leave words of inspiration and comfort or to share a photo.