Aloysius A. Spitulski

Born: Thu., Sep. 18, 1919
Died: Tue., Dec. 4, 2012


Visitation

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Sun., Dec. 09, 2012
Location: W.K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home


Prayer Service

7:00 PM Sun., Dec. 09, 2012
Location: W.K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home


Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 AM Mon., Dec. 10, 2012
Location: St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Catholic Church


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Aloysius A. Spitulski, age 93, died Tuesday, December 4, 2012, at his residence at Manchester Presbyterian Lodge, in Erie, Pa.  "Ollie", as he was endearingly called by everyone who knew and loved him, he was born in Toledo on September 19, 1919. He was the son of the late Henry and Helen (Andrzejewski) Spitulski.  Ollie was the widower of Veronica, the love of his life and the dancer of his heart, who died in 1994.
    Ollie was a Staff Sergeant in the US Army during WWII. He worked as a die caster for Chevrolet for 25 years, retiring in 1984. He was a Life Member of the American Legion Post 18 for 68 consecutive years and was a founding member of the Commodore Club of Toledo, an organization that was started by a group of young sports minded kids in 1933.
    He remained devoted to his love of family, church, sports, dancing and music to the very end. His strength of body followed him throughout his 93 years, whether playing football in the Army, playing and coaching softball for the Commodore Club, dancing with his wife, Verna, at the Trianon Club and Polonia Hall, running in the Revco 10K Race in Cleveland, a home exercise program that included jogging, or jitterbugging at Alfredo's Dance Studio with friends.
   Ollie's writing abilities were showcased in articles he wrote such as the Commodore Comments and Nativity HNS. As Commodore Club Historian, many articles can be found in the yearly scrapbooks he created and presented to the Commodore Club for over 60 years, which are kept in the Commodore archives.
    As a dedicated member of the St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Rosary Group, Ollie demonstrated his deep reverence for his Catholic faith and devotion to the Blessed Mother. He would spread the Fatima message to all he met. A close second to his faith, Ollie was a die-hard follower of Notre Dame Football and all his family and friends enjoyed his boisterous cheers as the team completed their undefeated season this year.
    Ollie leaves behind his children, Kenneth A.(Roberta) Spitulski of Erie, PA and Kathleen A.(Dennis) Brown of Euclid, OH; Grandchildren, Heather Biggie, Lauren (Justin) Orndorff, Mark Spitulski, and Cristin Brown, and great-grandchild Austin Biggie.
    Relatives and friends may call at the W.K. Sujkowski Funeral Home, 3838 Airport Hwy., on Sunday, December 9, from 2 to 8 pm where a rosary and Scriptural prayer service will begin at 7 p.m.  Funeral Services will begin at the mortuary on Monday, December 10, 2012 at 9:30am followed by Mass of Christian Burial at St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Church at 10:00 am.  Interment with Military Honors will follow at Resurrection Cemetery.

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Joyce McCabe
   Posted Sat December 08, 2012
To Kathy and Family- My deepest sympathy on the passing of your father, but what a wonderful obit and wonderful life he must have had! and what a long life! (My parents lived to 90 and 91 also, not something I wish for myself.) I hope to come for the visitation and reconnect after all these years!

Robert Ochs/ Dave Gulau/ Russ Hetrick
   Posted Sat December 08, 2012
Ken, sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. Please accept our condolences from your college buddies. Also sorry we missed the passing of your mom.

Sharon (Domagala) Nowak, Surprise, AZ
   Posted Sun December 09, 2012
Kathy, My thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Your parents were both wonderful and fun and I remember the time spent at your house during our high school years. Celebrate his long wonderful life and the joy and blessings he brought to your family.

Linda Judy
   Posted Mon December 10, 2012
Ollie was a great friend who will be truly missed. He had passion for everything he was involved in from writing the monthly column for the Commodore Club to cheering for his favorite football team-Notre Dame. I was glad I was able to see him this past May at the bowling tournament named in his honor.

Karen Granata
   Posted Mon December 10, 2012
Kathy (Kibbo) & Kenny -
I was so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. He was a great guy (even though he didn't write the song "Aint She Sweet) like my sister told me. You were blessed to have him for such a long time. Keep his memory close to your heart..... Karen (Phillips) Granata


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