Former Royal Oak mayor, commissioner Paruch passes away

By: Mike Koury | Royal Oak Review | Published September 1, 2023



ROYAL OAK — The city of Royal Oak announced that City Commissioner Patricia Paruch died Aug. 22 in her home. She was 72.

“She passed away peacefully at her home, surrounded by her loved ones,” a Facebook post from the city stated. “Though she is no longer with us in person, her memory remains vivid in our hearts. The positive impact of her endeavors can be felt throughout Royal Oak. Please keep her family in your thoughts during this time.”

The post stated that, in lieu of flowers, the family requested that donations be made to the Royal Oak Civic Foundation,, or to the Royal Oak Symphony Orchestra,

A memorial service for Paruch will be held on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2023, at the Royal Oak Farmers Market, 316 E. 11 Mile Road. Visitation will start at 10 a.m., followed by a service at 11 a.m.