Ralph David Wojciechowski, age 87, of Toledo, passed away Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at the Kingston Care Center, Sylvania. He was born September 10, 1933 in Toledo, OH to Harry and Lottie (Przeniczny) Wojciechowski. Ralph was a graduate of Central Catholic High School Class of ’51 and a Veteran of the US Army, serving in Korea. He was employed as a repairman, installer, and line man for Ohio Bell for 35 years, retiring in 1991. Ralph grew up in Toledo’s Historic Polish Village and was a lifelong parishioner of St. Adalbert Catholic Church. It was there that he celebrated all the sacraments, from baptism and first communion to marrying his wife of 63 years, Dolores Szymczak on May 11, 1957. He was a member of VFW Buddy Frankowski Post 5530 where he served as a Trustee for many years, and the American Legion Post 545. His memberships also included the Communication Workers of America and the Toledo Area Polka Society (TAPS). Proud of his Polish heritage, Ralph especially enjoyed Polish food, music and dancing, and he spoke Polish fluently. He also loved Lake Erie, fishing, and trips to Put-in-Bay with family and friends.
Ralph was preceded in death by his parents; and daughter-in-law, Cynthia (Aubry) Wojciechowski; He is survived by his loving wife Dolores Wojciechowski; children, Mark Wojciechowski (Vikki Mixon), Gregory (Cathy) Wojciechowski, and Renea (Mike) Tarr; grandchildren, Stacey (Mike) Applegate, Ann Marie Jasin, and Mallory (John) Crooks; step-grandchildren, Erika Villarreal, Amy Szarlip, Chris Chytil, and Nicole Chytil; great-grandchildren, Sloane Jasin, Nolan Jasin, and Henry Crooks; and brothers, Lawrence and David (Vicky) Wojciechowski.
Visitation will be Sunday, February 21 from 2-4 p.m. at Sujkowski Funeral Home Northpointe, 114 E. Alexis Rd., with a Scripture Service at 4 p.m. Funeral services will begin Monday at 9:15 a.m. and continue with the Funeral Mass in St. Adalbert Catholic Church at 10 a.m. The VFW 606 Burial Corps will conclude with Military Honors in Resurrection Cemetery.
All those attending visitation and services are asked to wear a mask and follow social distancing guidelines.
Special thanks to the caring nurses and staff at the Kingston Care Center of Sylvania. Memorial donations may be given to Sts. Adalbert and Hedwig Catholic Church or a charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences can be shared at www.sujkowski.com.
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