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James Michael Grabarczyk, Sr
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
Our deepest sympathies are with you and your family in this time of need. We are truly sorry for your loss. I am also sorry that we were unable to attend service as we were out of town, but our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Uncle Jim will be missed.
Michael and Bobbi Grabarczyk Dec 19 2017 12:00 AM
Dawn and family...so very sorry to hear of your dads passing. May you find strength in the days ahead to get through this extremely tough time in your lives. My deepest sympathies.
Rose Butler Dec 15 2017 12:00 AM
So sorry for your loss, I hope you can take comfort in knowing that Jim was loved by many. Remember that your friends are there to help ease the burden and hurt. Sorry that Ray and I can't attend the services, Ray had back surgery and isn't getting around very well.
Ray and Sue Pawlaczyk Dec 14 2017 12:00 AM
Times like this it is so hard to use words that truly show how much someone means to you. Uncle Jim's personality would always light up the room. He knew how to cheer you up and would be there for you no matter what. Another wonderful person who moved on and will be truly missed! We will miss you Uncle Jim!!!
Chad and Lori Sugg Dec 14 2017 12:00 AM
Dear Dawn and family, We are so sorry for you loss. Praying that God brings you the comfort and strength you need during this tough time. Sincerely, The Bacon Family
The Bacon family Dec 13 2017 12:00 AM
Words can't begin to express how much we are going to miss your dad. He was an awesome neighbor and friend. We had many fun times with him around his summer fires. Assumption will never be the same. We will miss you Jim.
Doug and Cathy Bayer Dec 13 2017 12:00 AM
So sorry to hear about the passing of your father . You are all in our thoughts and prayers through this difficult time .He will be greatly missed
Debbie & Brian Bettinger Dec 13 2017 12:00 AM