Sylvia Shasteen-Bailey

Died: Tue., Sep. 18, 2012


2:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Sep. 20, 2012
Location: W.K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM, Fri., Sep. 21, 2012
Location: Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 AM Fri., Sep. 21, 2012
Location: Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church

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Sylvia Shasteen-Bailey (Gozdowski), age 74, Sylvia was called by the Lord on Tuesday September 18, 2012 to serve as his angel. Sylvia battled cancer for the last 3 months and went peacefully from her home surrounded by her family.
    Sylvia was born December 4th, 1937 and attended Nativity Elementary and Central Catholic High School. As a teenager she worked for the World Theater. She later met and married Jim who was the love of her life and they had 6 children.
    The majority of her working career was spent in the food industry. She worked for Galdieux and after 25 years of service she retired from Dana Corporation Cafeteria in 2002. In 2004 she went back to work in the cafeteria, this time at St. Ursula Academy. Due to her illness, she wasn’t able to go “back to school” this year. In addition to her regular jobs, Sylvia was a caregiver.
    She has helped so many through sicknesses and has cared for countless others through their passing. She has always been the type of person who would take on responsibility without thinking of herself.
    Sylvia loved boating and fishing with Jim and the children. She also enjoyed bowling, playing cards and spending time with friends. She really enjoyed their weekend get a ways with close friends. All her life Sylvia loved to cook, bake and entertain friends and family- no one ever left Sylvia’s hungry!
    After Jim passed in 1989, Sylvia had no plans of falling in love again. However, many years later she was being courted by Donny- a good family friend who had fallen madly in love with her. Sylvia tried to resist this second love but when she finally gave in, the joy and happiness exploded in her and beamed through her eyes. They married in 2002.
    Don and Sylvia spent as much time as possible together at the cottage on the lake. They enjoyed playing cards, going for walks and just spending time together.
    Sylvia was preceded in death by her mother Mary, husbands Jim and Don, son Jay, infant daughter Susan and brothers Tommy, Bobby and Eugene.
    She leaves behind to cherish her memories her son Joseph (Laurie) Shasteen; daughters Jackie (Jim) Ceculski, Judy (Victor) Poronczuk, Jill and June Shasteen. She leaves her grandchildren who she showered with affection Carrie, Jeff, Tracy, Jake, Shayna and Kristen and 5 great grandchildren Dayna, Logan, Sam, Lucas and Drake. She also leaves her loving sister Nancy Thornton and sister-in-law Carole Sutton. Her family grew when she married Don and she considered his family as her own. She leaves behind many step children and grandchildren but especially Tom (Rose) Bailey and their sons Kevin and Donald. Sylvia also leaves many nieces and nephews (she was an awesome Aunt!) and hundreds of friends- all whom she loved dearly.
    Family and friends may visit on Thursday from 2-8 p.m. at the W. K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home, 3838 Airport Hwy. where a Rememberance service will be held at 7 P.M. Visiting will resume on Friday at 9 a.m. in Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church where the Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery. If you would like to make a memorial contribution, please consider Hospice of Northwest Ohio.

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   Posted Wed September 19, 2012
Dear Joey, Jackie, Judy, June, Jill, grandchildren and great-grandchildren,

This is a feeling from our hearts in hope to bring you comfort.
Many people have been blessed to have your mother a part of our lives.
Especially you. We can honestly say we have yet to know a women with a kinder heart than Aunt Sylvia. I can''t express, every since I was a little girl she was looked upon by so many as a loving, kind, thoughtfull, generous woman, mother, grandmother, wife, aunt, a friend... She brought out the positive in everyone and everyone saw their blessings from her heart. Now its time for her reward. Her reward to be filled with the love and happiness that we can''t even imagine. We know she is looking down from Heaven happy, content, peacefull in the warmth of God''s own arms. She is there. And she is waiting for our time to come home and share her joy.
We Love Her.
Please try to find a smile. A smile for Aunt Sylvia. We pray, and we know, that God''s grace will help mend your broken hearts, and ours, and sooth the grief of who we lost here on earth and who we wait to hold again.

God Bless.

Tommy Pacholski, Jeff, Sharon, Kayla, Tina, David and Steven

pat and jim o''''''''connor
   Posted Wed September 19, 2012
Dear Shasteen family,
We are so sorry to hear about Sylvia. Been many years since we saw Sylvia or her family but we remember all the good years spent as neighbors and Jackie, Judy, the twins and Joey being friends with our kids.

Please accept our sincere sympathy.

Love, Pat and Jim OConnor

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