Esther "Dolly" Zajac

Born: Wed., Sep. 5, 1928
Died: Thu., Jan. 10, 2013


2:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Sun., Jan. 13, 2013
Location: W.K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home

Recitation of the Rosary

3:30 PM Sun., Jan. 13, 2013
Location: W.K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home

American Legion Service

6:30 PM Sun., Jan. 13, 2013
Location: W.K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home

Prayer Service

7:00 PM Sun., Jan. 13, 2013
Location: W.K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Mon., Jan. 14, 2013
Location: Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 AM Mon., Jan. 14, 2013
Location: Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church

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Esther “Dolly” Zajac, 84, beloved wife, mother, bucia, aunt, and friend, departed this world and began eternal life on Thursday, January 10, 2013, at St. Luke’s Hospital.  She was born at home on September 5, 1928, to parents Frank and Anna (Opalinski) Ciski with big brother, Stanley nicknaming her “Dolly” after coming home from the movies and finding a “little dolly” in his mother’s arms.
    Born and raised in Toledo, Ohio, Esther attended St. Theresa’s Grade School, Scott High School and Whitney Vocational High School graduating in 1946.  She worked as a secretary and traveled the country with her friends in her new 1948 Dodge until meeting the love of her life Ollie Zajac from Rossford.  
    Ollie and Dolly were married on April 11, 1953, in the newly built Our Lady of Perpetual Help church where she remained a devout parishioner until her passing.  When all her children became school aged, Esther returned to work as office manager for her former employer now named Butler Paper Company retiring in 1990.  
    Esther remained very active during her retirement years holding several offices including president for the Salesian Club.  She used her paper and printing expertise in writing and preparing their monthly bulletins and also coordinated yearly fun-filled bus trips for club members and their spouses.  She also donated her time and talents to the Satellites Auxiliary of UTMC and the Women’s Auxiliary Post 132 of the American Legion for many years.
    Esther leaves behind to cherish her memory and the memory of her great Polish cooking, her husband, Ollie and children, Lisa (Jim) Wurster, Frank Zajac, and Carol Kosmyna and special niece, Susan Ciski and nephews, Don and Fr. Mike Ciski.
    Also surviving are grandchildren, Angela (Luke) Ebner, Katie (George) Perdikakis, Christine and Bradley Zajac, and Rachel, John, Matt, and Daniel Kosmyna and great-grandchildren Albert and Merle Ebner, William Perdikakis and Sophie Zajac.  
    She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, children (Anna Marie and David), and son-in-law Bob Kosmyna.
    Visitation will be held on Sunday, from 2:00-8:00 p.m. at W.K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home, 3838  Airport Hwy., with the Rosary being recited at 3:30 p.m. and a American Legion Post # 132 Aux. Service at 6:30 p.m. and a Scripture service being held at 7:00 p.m.  A Memorial Mass to celebrate Esther’s life will be held on Monday, January 14, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Toledo being preceded at 10:00 a.m. by visitation and concluded by a lunch after the mass at the church. Interment will follow the luncheon at Calvary Cemetery.
    In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution in Esther’s memory to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church Memorial Fund.

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Barb Blank
   Posted Sun January 13, 2013
Dear Uncle Ollie, Lisa, Frank, and Carol,

My heart is so sad at the passing of "Aunt Dolly". I met her because she was mom's best friend, and became a close friend to our whole family. She was my Confirmation sponsor, and I will never forget the firmness of her hand placed on my shoulder as I stood at the altar. I am so grateful for her lasting friendship with my parents, especially my mom -- I recall her going to visit mom so often when she was in rehab after her stroke. She had such a special knack of being with people, and for that I am grateful to have seen love in action, there, and with everyone she came in touch with. You were blessed to have her as a wife, mom, and busia. Sending you my sympathy, prayers, and hugs at this difficult time. God grant you peace. My love to you all.

Barb Blank

Jesup W. Scott High School Alumni Association
   Posted Sun January 13, 2013
Our thoughts are with you during your time of sorrow. Our deepest sympathy for your loss.

"Once a Bulldog, always a Bulldog"

Heather, Glass City FCU
   Posted Tue January 15, 2013
Dear Dolly, I will miss seeing your smiling face and your funny stories. You are such an insperation to me and for that I will never forget you.
Ollie, Frank and Lisa, my prayers are with you. You had a stong, wonderfull woman in your mist and I know nobody can fill her shoes.

I hope to see you guys again soon.


P.S. I will miss the yummy cookies that she always brought me to cheer me up!

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