Michael James Lewandowski was born March 11, 1980 in Cudahy, WI. He was the middle of three children. He grew up in Carlisle, PA before leaving for college at University of Pittsburgh. Michael proudly served his country in the Army starting from May 2002. Although he never spoke of it, Michael was a decorated war hero and awarded the Bronze Star and Combat Infantryman Badge. Of all his military accomplishments, he was most proud of his service with his fellow soldiers of the 82nd Airborne, 3rd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment: “The Blue Devils.” In September 2012, Michael and his wife, Dani, moved from Michigan and joined the San Jose Police Department. He was extremely proud of his work as a police officer and enjoyed serving his community with fellow teammates and officers.
Michael was diagnosed with lung cancer in October 2015. He fought a long and tough battle which ended in May 14, 2017.
Michael was a loving and honorable husband, son, brother, uncle and friend. He is survived by his wife, Dani, his father and mother, Steve and Kathie, his father and mother –in-law, Rolf and Antonie Flohr, his brother, Scott, his sister, her partner and nephew, Keely, Luke and Gavin.
Active and retired military and police personnel are asked to attend in uniform. Reception to follow at the San Jose Police Officer Association Hall at 1151 N. 4th Street, San Jose, CA.
In lieu of flowers, monetary donations are requested to assist with funeral costs and hotel accommodations for out-of-town immediate family members. Please make donations directly to The San Jose Police Officers’ Association at www.sjpoa.com/donations/default.asp or 1151 N. 4th Street, San Jose, CA 95112 (please write “Michael Lewandowski” in the memo line of your check). Thank you for your support.
Charitable donations may be made to:
San José Police Officers' Association
1151 North Fourth St,, San Jose CA 95112