James Michael Grabarczyk, Sr., age 77, of Swanton, Ohio, entered into eternal life, Monday evening, December 11, 2017, at Ebeid Hospice in Sylvania. He was born February 4, 1940 in Toledo, Ohio to Sophia (Pawlaczyk) and Michael Grabarczyk.
Jim worked as a cement finisher at Rudolph-Libbe for 38 years. He was a 57-year member of Cement Finishers and Plasterers Local #886.
Jim was a deeply religious man with a very strong faith. He was a lifelong member of Holy Trinity Catholic Parish, and member of the Catholic War Veterans Post #306 in Assumption. Jim was an avid golfer who loved gardening, shooting trap and skeet, and most of all spending time with his family. He will be remembered for his sense of humor and infectious smile.
Jim will be greatly missed by his son, James, Jr. (Sue) Grabarczyk; daughters, Nicole Phillips, LaDonna (Jason) Klocinski, Dawn (Rod) Sherman and Adorn Grabarczyk; grandchildren, Maggie, Samantha, Brianna, Eliana, Elise, Troy and Landen; special companion, Rose Loeffler; siblings, Floyd (Carol) Grabarczyk, Rose (Bill) Palicki, Florence Grabarczyk, David (Mary) Grabarczyk, Barb (Scott) Good, Danny Grabarczyk, Pat (Ron) Sugg; sister-in-law, Carolyn Grabarczyk; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents, and brother, Larry Grabarczyk.
Visitation will be held Friday, December 15th from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton (419.826.2631), where a Scripture and Rosary Service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Prayers will begin in the funeral home on Saturday, December 16th at 10:30 a.m. and process to Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Assumption, where a Mass of Resurrection will begin at 11:00 a.m., with Fr. Michael Dandurand presiding. Interment will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Trinity Church, 2649 US 20, Swanton, OH 43558.
Residence: Swanton, Ohio
Visitation: Friday, December 15th from 5 to 8 pm at the Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton
Mass of Resurrection: Saturday, December 16th at 11:00 am at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Assumption
Interment: St. Mary's Cemetery ~ Assumption